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"Reverence for parents is essential to a sound moral character." 

My parents were called to an early grave. My recollection 
of them, of their words and teaching, is as distinct now as when, 
in 1830 and 1835, they were summoned from earth. The often- 
told memories of their ancestors and of "Old Colony" history 
inspired an interest in me to know more of them, and, in 1840, 
induced me to make some most delightful visits in New Bed- 
ford, Scituate, and Falmouth, and has taken me since, as often 
as business would permit, to the old farm east of " The-Head- 
of-The-River " to gather what I could from my father's brother, 
the only near relative living within the limits of old Dartmouth. 

In 1858, some weeks were passed by me in New Bedford, 
and examinations made of the records of Dartmouth, New Bed- 
ford, and, in part, of the probate records at Taunton. The 
papers that had descended from my great-grandfather, Elnathan 
Spooner, then came into my possession, and I made the ac- 
quaintance of the late Hon. Nathaniel S. Spooner and of 
Daniel Ricketson, Esq., from whom I learned much relating to my 
own and other early Dartmouth families. Ricketson's History 
ot New Bedford had then but just issued from the press. These 
treasures were brought to my Western home. A correspond- 
ence was opened with the family at Plymouth, and with others 
of the name of Spooner in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New 

iv Preface. 

In the fall of 1859, I moved to my farm, some ten miles north 
of Cincinnati. Willing to believe myself then, as I was, igno- 
rant as a cultivator of the soil, and having no particular desire to 
perform the manual part — the sowing of seed to reap in harvest 
time — the planting and gathering were confided to others. To 
look now upon them employed, and only so to look with no 
other occupation myself, was too contrary to mv habits to satisfy 
me. To what useful purpose, therefore, should my spare hours 
be devoted ? 

" There is a time to every purpose." To the memory of the 
dead, to gatherings of the past and present for the future, I have 
since given many of those hours. 

From family to family, from town and State to town and 
State, to the Islands of the sea, to the Old World, have my let- 
ters of inquiry and circulars gone. Most persistently has the 
work been followed up. The result is a Register of the names 
of nearly thirteen thousand of the descendants of Will- 
iam Spooner, coming from about three thousand families, 
and, together with dates of births, marriages, and deaths, 
with much of an historical character, connecting them with 
the colonial period and with the events that have crowded so 
much the pages of history since the fall of Warren at Bunker 

What disposition shall be made of this collection of facts ? 
Shall it be read in manuscript, and kept only for myself and 
mine; and finally, when my days are numbered, be used for 
making new paper, on which may be woven the thread of an- 
other family history? 

I am engaged in arranging my collection for the press : prob- 
ably a twelvemonth will be required to complete the work, and 
then I propose to publish. 

Preface. v 

These twelve years' gleanings have been obtained by much 
labor. Town records have been examined by myself and others 
at my request. Every published New England colonial, local, 
and family history that money would purchase have passed in 
review before me. The subject has been exhausted to the best 
of my ability. I have had willing hands in the family to assist 
me. While there are some who do not "remember the days of 
old, and consider the years of many generations;" still, the 
greater number have most cheerfully given me all the aid they 
could. I would thank all those, and also make my acknowledg- 
ments to many not of the family who have kindly aided me: 
Miss Anna Glover; Henry M. Dexter, D.D.; D. Williams 
Patterson, M. D. ; John Ward Dean, A.M.; the late Miss 
Frances M. Caulkins ; Lucius R. Paige, D. D. ; Rev. Freder- 
ick Freeman; Miss Marcia A. Thomas, and N. B. ShurtlefF, 
M. D. Largely could I add to the list. Most sincerely do I 
thank all. 

And while I am looking forward to an early day when my 
work shall be completed, I feel that I shall most deeply regret 
then to part company with many who have been so frequent 
visitors in my hours of study, who have cheered me on, and 
contributed to this result. 

Edward Everett said: "The sacred tie of family, reaching 
backward and forward, binds the generations of men together, 
and draws out the plaintive music of our being from the solemn 
alternation of cradle and grave." 

I would charge the living and would say to the coming : 
Heed your steps that they fall not below the dead ; that they 
be in the line of honest industry ; that your country and 
country's God may ever be remembered by you. Your char- 
ter of greatness comes from the sons of Plvmouth. No 

vi Preface. 

titles of royalty, no connecting link, will probably ever be found 
to bind you to England's " noble blood." You have only " The 
Articles of Indenture" to look back upon. Be it your ambition 
to build on them, and ever remember the " high aims, the pure 
motives, the severe trials, the exhausting labors, the noble char- 
acter of the fathers of New England." 

I am sensible of many defects in this book, which will proba- 
bly be more largely noticed in the final work when completed; 
yet I have no apology to make, every known avenue to light 
having been sought by me to correct them. Where I have 
given a date or a name, it has been after the most scrutinizing 
examination. The omission of dates, of surnames, and names of 
parents are not more numerous than will be found in all sim- 
ilar works. 

I have, in so far as could be readily obtained, given the line 
of ancestry of all who have intermarried with the Spooners, and 
while not attempting even an epitome of the history of the Col- 
ony, or of any one town, with full biographical notes of no other 
than Spooner, yet there is much which I have thought would be 
valued by those for whom this book is designed, and would serve 
to interest them in the early colonists. It is obvious that in the 
more general work, the same plan can not be fully carried out ; 
the genealogical notes of other families and much extraneous 
matter must be omitted. I have sought to embody that which 
I supposed would be of most interest to the few for whom these 
pages are printed. 

Though there are those who are careless, as "to whom re- 
lated or by whom begot," this indifference is not general ; it is 
the exception. For such I have not labored. My sympathies 
are not with the negative, but with the affirmative. For the af- 
firmative have I lived and toiled, and to those who live to the 

Preface. vii 

past, and actively in the present and for the future, I commit 
these pages. 

The arrangement, no doubt, will be obvious to the reader — 
the consecutive numbering of all who bear the name Spooner 
enables the ready tracing of the line of ancestry. 

The abbreviations are but few, and only what are usual, and 
will be readily understood. 

When a town is named without any specification of a State, 
Massachusetts is to be understood, unless the place be a promi- 
nent one, as Cincinnati, etc. 

T. S. 

Reading, Ohio, May, 1871. 

Spooner Memorial. 

" Like leaves on trees the race of man is found — 
Nozu green in youth, noiv withering on the ground; 
Another race the folloiving spring supplies ; 
They fall successive, and successive rise ; 
So generations in their course decay ; 
So flourish these ivhen those are passed aivay.' 1 '' — Homer. 

i.— WILLIAM SPOONER, b. ; d. 1684. 

m. Elizabeth 1 Partridge. She d. April 28, 1648. 

2. i. — John, b. . He was living Feb., 1733. 

m. 2d, March 18, 1652, Hannah, d. of Joshua 2 and 
Bathsheba Pratt. 

1 The fact that her surname was Partridge is obtained from a record 
made by James Spooner, son of Hon. Ephraim S., No. 137, as re- 
lated to him by Hon. Walter Spooner, No. 10 1, who was born in 
1722; and he no doubt had the fact from his grandfather, Samuel S., 
No. 4, who was living in 1739, or fr° m his great-uncle, John S., No. 2, 
who was her son, and was living in 1733, and probably to a later year. 

2 Joshua Pratt came in the Ann, 1623, and was allotted land among 
"the old comers." His house lot was on the north side — "on the other 
side of the town towards Eel river" — and was conveyed by him to Ed- 
ward Dotey, May 7, 1642, in consideration of " fourty shillings." 

i o Spooner Memorial. 

ii. — Sarah, b. Oct. 5, 1653. She was living 1720. 

iii. — Samuel, b. Jan. 4, 1655 ; d. 1739. 

iv. — Martha, b. . She was living 17 17. 

v. — William, b. ; d. 1729. 

vi. — Isaac, b; ; d. Dec. 27, 1709. 

vii. — Hannah, b. ; d. . 

viii. — Mercy, b. ; d. . 






ix. — Ebenezer, b. 1666; d. Feb. 5, 1718. 

" The 3d of January, 1627 : it was agreed in a full court about di- 
vision of lands." Joshua Pratt was appointed one of the six " layers 
out," and it was ordered by the court, " That every man of the sur- 
vighers have a peck of Corne for Every share of land laved out by 
them, to be paid by the owner thereof when the same is layed out." 

He was a prominent and useful man in the colony; often served as 
juryman; was sealer of weights and measures, constable, messenger, etc. 
Letters of administration upon his estate were granted to Bathsheba 
Pratt, October 5, 1655. 

He was one of the original thirty-six purchasers of Dartmouth, who 
met at Plymouth, March 7, 1652, and entered into contract for the land 
described in the Colony Records, as given by Rickecson, as follows : 

" Bradford, Governour. 

" 1654. A deed appointed to be recorded. 

"New Plymouth, November the zqtb, 1652. 
'•Know all men by these presents, that I, Wesamecpen, and Warn- 
sutta, my son, have sold unto Mr. William Bradford, Captain Standish, 
Thomas Southworth, John Winslow, John Cooke, and their associates, 
the purchasers or old comers, all the tract or tracts of land lying three 
miles eastward from a river called a certain harbour called 
Acoaksett, to a flat rock on the westward side of the said harbour. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 1 

The date of the coming to America of our emigrant 
ancestor can not be determined, and it can not be defi- 
nitely ascertained whether he was at first in Massachu- 
setts Colony, or Plymouth where his name is first found 
of record, was the place where he landed. 

The earliest notice of him is an assignment of arti- 

And, whereas, the said harbour divideth itself into several branches, 
the westernmost arme to be the bound, and all the tract or tracts of land 
from the said westernmost arme to the said river of Cushenagg, three 
miles eastward up the same, with all the profits and benefits within the 
said tract, with all the rivers, creeks, meadows, necks, and islands that 
lye in or before the same, and from the sea upward to go so high that 
the English may not be annoyed by the hunting of the Indians in any 
sort of their cattle. And I, Wesamequen, and Wamsutta, do promise 
to remove all the Indians within a year from the date hereof that do 
live on said tract. And we, the said Wesamequen and Wamsutta, have 
fully bargained and sold unto the aforesaid Mr. William Bradford, Cap- 
tain Standish, Thomas Southworth, John Winslow, John Cooke, and 
the rest of their associates, the purchasers or old comers, to have and 
to hold for them and their assigns for ever. And in consideration 
hereof, we, the above-mentioned, are to pay to the said Wesamequen 
and Wamsutta as followeth: thirty yards of cloth, eight moose-skins, 
fifteen axes, fifteen hoes, fifteen pair of breeches, eight blankets, two 
kettles, one cloak, z£ in wampum, eight pair of stockings, eight 
pair of shoes, one iron pot, and ten shillings in another comoditie. 
And in witness hereof, we have interchangeably set to our hands the 
day and year above written. 

" In presence of: "John Winslow, 

"Jonathan Shaw, "John Cooke, 


"Samuel Eddy. . "Wamsutta, M. M." 


1 2 Spooner Memorial. 

cles "indenturing" him from John Holmes to John 
Coombs, as is found in Plymouth Colony Records, vol. 
xii., p. 19, as follows: 

" Bradford, Gou r , an R. R. Caroli, xiii th , 1637. 
"Whereas, William Spooner, of Colchester, 3 in the county of 
Essex, by his Indenture bearinge date the twenty-seaventh day 

The confirmatory deed of Bradford is dated Nov. 13, 1694, and 
names jifiy-six proprietors ; of those but two of the original purchasers 
are named — Manasseh Kempton and Samuel Hicks — and four others of 
the surnames of other purchasers. 

The interest of Joshua Pratt was originally held by William Spooner, 
and by Bradford was confirmed to those of Spooner's heirs, to whom 
he devised his lands. 

The title of Spooner may have been obtained prior to the death of 
Pratt; but the probability is that it was obtained by the inheritance of 
his wife Hannah, and by purchase from the other heirs. 

3 It has been the received opinion of relatives and of the compiler of 
these papers that the Colchester referred to was the old Roman town 
of England. In this, I am now of the opinion, we have been in error. 
I can reach no other conclusion than that the Colchester was a town of 
that name — afterward and now known as Salisbury — in Massachusetts 
Colony, and that William S. was in that place prior to going to Plym- 
outh, and that there he was indentured to Holmes. 

If this theory be correct, it seems to direct us to Thomas Spooner, 
who was in Salem in 1637, as a brother of William, and probably to 
Ann Spooner, who was in Salem the same year, as his mother, and to 
her as the widow (second wife) of John Spooner, 4 of Leyden, and to 
him as the father of Thomas and William. 

4 The marriage of John Spooner is of record at Leyden, translated as follows : 
"9 Dec, 1 61 6. John Spooner, linen worker from England, widower of Susanna 
Bennet, accompanied by Samuel Lee; with Anna Peck, young woman from England, 

Spooner Memorial. 1 3 

of March, Anno Dni. 1637, in the thirteenth year of his Ma' ic: 
Raigne, hath put himself apprentice w th John Holmes,"' of New 
Plymouth, in America, gent, from the first day of May next 
after the date of the said Indenture, vnto thend terme of six 
yeares next ensuing, w th diuers couenant on both pts to be 
pformed eich to other as by the said Indent it doth more 
plainley appeare. Now the said John Holmes, w th the consent 
lilceninge of the said Willm Spooner, hath, the first day of July, 
assigned and set ouer the said William Spooner vnto John 
Coomes,' J of New Plymouth aforesd, gent, for all the residue 

John Spooner was admitted to citizenship at Leyden, September 18, 
1623, and was living in that place April 17, 1626, when he became 
" surety for Edward Cullis, tailor." 

5 Holmes was in Plymouth in 1632, and "admitted into the free- 
dom of the colony January 1, 1634." He was a man of much promi- 
nence, holding many official positions, and yet fear of the law and up- 
rightness was not at all times before him. On September 3, 1639, 
when an officer, he was fined " XL S , for drinking inordinately." 

In his account for services as messenger, January 3, 1643, is a charge 
of " 2£, 1 os, for executing Granger and viii beasts." September 7, 
1642, Thomas Granger, "late a servant: of Love Brewster, of Dux- 
boro," was convicted of infamous crimes and sentenced to be hung. 

The original indenturing of William S. is not of record. "We have 
only the assignment. The thought is suggested whether it is not prob- 
able that Holmes may have been on a visit or on business to the settle- 
ments on the Merrimack, and there finding William out of employment, 
a lad without a home, obtained his voluntary indenturing. 

6 John Coomes — or as the name is variously rendered on the records — 

accompanied by Elizabeth Spalding (?), her acquaintance." Anna S. was living at 
Leyden and witness at the marriage of Henry Parkgus and Margaret Woodcock, Jan- 
uary 22, 1630. — MSS. of Henry M. Dexter, D. D. 

1 4 Spooner Memorial. 

of his terme vnexpired, to seme the sd John Coomes, and the 
sd John Coomes in thend of his said terme, shall giue the said 
Willm Spooner one comely suit of apparell for holy dayes 
and one suite for workinge daves, and twelue bushels of Indian 
Wheate, and a good serviceable musskett, bandiliers, and sword 
fitt for service.'" 

Our ancestor, "unknown to fame," lands upon Amer- 
ica's shore. We find him in Plymouth, with the"*?/;/ 

was in Plymouth as early as 1630. In October of that year he pur- 
chased of Ralfe Wallen " his house, garden plat, ye fences thereto be- 
longing, and all other benefits priuiledges any way appertaining to ye 
same, for ye some of 9 li,'" and this was probably the lot granted 
to Ralfe Wallen, 1623, situated "on the other side of the towne, 
towards the Eel river, * * butt against Hobes' Hole ;" and no doubt 
that is the place where Spooner first lived, and probably continued 
there while he remained in Plymouth. 

Coombs married Sarah, daughter of Cuthbert Cuthbertson. He 
died prior to 1645. Spooner undoubtedly retained possession of his 
lands. March, 1643, it was "ordered by the court that Willm 
Spooner shall pay for the debt of Mr. Combe, his master, vnto 
Wm. Hanbury the sum of X s ;"' August, 1648, the Court of As- 
sistants " ordered vt Thomas Cushman shall haue and enjoy, without 
disturbance, the one third part of all the English corn due vnto Mis 
Combes for her part from Willm Spooner, for this psent yeare, except 
the rye, whereof hee is to haue the one halfe, and one part of fiue of 
the Indian corn, and the one halfe of the frute, and the one halfe of the 

October 15, 1646, "William Spooner come before the Gou r and 
vndertake to saue the towne harmless from any charge that might be- 
falle of a child that Mrs. Coombs left with him when she went for 
England, and vyhich he vndertooke to keepe and prouide for." And, on 

Spooner Memorial. 1 5 

settlers" in that colony, of which Bartlett, in his "Pil- 
grim Fathers ," has said : 

" Of the many heroical emigrations from our island home, 
which have covered the face of the world with powerful colo- 
nies and carried our language and literature to the remotest 
bounds of the earth, no one is perhaps more singular, and even 
romantic, than that of the band of sectaries driven forth in the 
reign of James I., on whom the veneration of their American 
posterity has bestowed the title of 'The Pilgrim Fathers.' " 

And of whom Hunter, in his "Founders of New 
Plymouth" says: 

"It was the working in a few private men of an overstrained 
spirit, of opposition to the established order of Ecclesiastical 
affairs in Protestant England, which led to the colonization of 
New England, and, in the event, to the establishment of the 
United States of America as one of the great communities of 
the civilized world." 

The ancestral line of William and his place of nativ- 
ity are unknown. Theories exist, speculations are had, 
convictions entertained — yet, while there is doubt, opin- 

August 1, 1648, the court "further ordered concerning the children of 
the said M ls Combe, now being with William Spooner, yt the said 
Spooner keepe them for the psent, and not dispose of them for the 
future, without further order from the Court." At that date Spooner 
had been out of his apprenticeship five years, had married, and a few 
months prior had lost his wife. 

No other order appearing on the court records relating to the chil- 
dren of Coombs, it is reasonable to conclude that they remained with 
Spooner during their minority. 

1 6 Spooner Memorial. 

ions, not based upon recorded evidence, must not be 
given as truth. Rather than fasten upon the minds of 
others as truth that which is only our speculation, our 
theory, and which in time's development may be proved 
not to have been well taken, we should be content to 
know him without ascertained ancestral line. As the 
head of our American family, he is first known as an 
apprentice or servant. We can not look to mother land 
for blood of the gentry, or titles of nobility. The 
name Spooner has been one of prominence in England, 
not unknown to letters, to titles, and to professional 
life the past four or five centuries; yet, not to one or 
other of the English families, or to the Leyden family, 
can we with certainty date our ancestral line. Our 
patent of nobility dates from the articles of indenture r , and 
comes from the toiling fields of "Old Colony." 

It can not be learned whether William was appren- 
ticed to an artisan calling, or as a tiller of the soil 
and servant of his master ; most probably it was the 
latter; and it is not known whether he had attained his 
majority when apprenticed. The words, "w th the con- 
sent likeninge of the said Willm Spooner," would seem 
to indicate that he had reached a disposing age to make 
contracts, and was so recognized by the Court. His 
will was executed March 8, 1683-84, and in that he is 
said to be cc aged & weake of body." If at the close of 
his apprenticeship (1643) he was but twenty-one years 
of age, then at the date of making his will he was 

Spooner Memorial. 17 

about sixty-two years old when he refers to himself as 
"being aged." His age can not be determined. We 
may theorize; logic is at fault. What is aged in the 
minds of some would be comparatively middle aged 
in that of others. Whether he entered upon service in 
his minority, or was then of man's years, is not im- 
portant, except possibly to point a date for the future 

We are content to take our ancestor, as a lad or man, 
humbly entering life's walk; and, as we go with him, 
records bear evidence of his honesty and diligence; that 
most unquestionably he deported himself within the 
law and to the approval of that high-toned community 
where, by his "likeninge," he cast his lot. The best 
evidence of the marked confidence which he had ob 
tained, is the order of the Court giving him the custody 
of the children of his master, Coombs. 

His name is found on the list, August, 1643, "of 
all the males that are able to beare Arms from xvi Years 
old to 60 Years, w th in the seu r all townships." On that 
date there were 147 males, resident of Plymouth, within 
the ages stated. 

He was propounded to "take up his freedom," 7 June 
7, 1653, and was admitted and sworn, June 6, 1654, 

7 The qualifications requisite to constitute a freeman were, " twenty- 
one years of age, sober, peaceable conversation, orthodoxy in the fun- 
damentals of religion, and a ratable estate of the value ot twenty 
pounds." — Baylies' New Plymouth, book i, p. 230. 

Spooner Memorial. 

and on the latter date he was appointed Surveyor of 
Highways. He served on the " Grand Enquest," June, 
1657, and again in 1666. 

His residence was continued in Plymouth to about 
1660, when he moved to the new settlement at Acushnet, 
and entered upon and improved his interest in "the 
purchase," and lived there the remainder of his days. 
He was town officer of Acushnet, 1663. 

The lands held by him, and which were subsequently 
allotted to his heirs under their proprietary rights, were 
to the north of " The-Head-of-The-River," and to the 
east of the river Acushnet, with distributive shares of 
salt-marsh and other land on Sconticut Neck and Nas- 

He and his sons were agriculturists. His son Sam- 
uel is known to have been a weaver; the same occupa- 
tion, with that of farming, is given to two of his brothers. 

8 "Att the General Court of Election, holden att Plymouth the 
eighth of June, 1664, Thomas Prence, Gou.," it was ordered that, 
" all that tract of land comonly called and known by the name of 
Acushena Ponagansett and Coaksett, is allowed by the court to bee a 
township; and the inhabitants therof haue libertie to make such orders 
as may conduee to theire comon good in towne consernments ; and that 
the said towne bee henceforth called and knowne by the name of Dart- 
mouth." James Shaw was appointed constable. 

The court, at the same term, " judged it necessary that there bee a 
levy of sixty pounds, the one halfe in money, the other halfe in Wheate 
or pease." i£ of that sum was assessed on Dartmouth. — Plymouth 
Colony Records, vol. iv, p. 65. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 9 

In this family is the traditional myth of "three brothers" 
having "come over" which appears to be claimed by very 
many New England families ; and in this, as in most 
others, it has tradition only to rest upon. And, again, 
we have to do with tradition, which gives to William 
and his sons the credit of erecting the first mill in Dart- 
mouth. If this be true, it was located in Acushnet on 
land owned by the family to this date. 

While the great body of the descendants of William 
are to be found out of" Old Colony" — in almost every 
State of the Union, in the British Provinces, upon the 
Islands of the seas, and some upon the old Continent — 
still there are many holding firm foot-hold in the town 
and county of Plymouth; those who yet retain and cul- 
tivate the lands within the territorial lines of old Dart- 
mouth, which, by his proprietary interest, have descended 
to them. There have his children and his children's chil- 
dren lived unto the ninth generation, and to this date not 
one, to our knowledge, has been convicted of an offense 
against law, all having so lived that they could look 

"On duties well performed and days well spent.'' 

• He lived to know that his sons honored their father; 
were men following truly in the foot-prints of the Pil- 
grim Fathers, as fastened upon the granite-based hills 
and rock-bound coast of the new land. 

His great-grandson, Ebenezer S., "for thirty-four 
years officiated, without blemish, in the office of deacon 
at the altar of the First Church of Christ in Plymouth, 

20 Spooner Memorial. 

and the first in New England;" and Daniel S., a grand- 
son, who lived more than a century, filled the same 
position in the church at Petersham for about a half cen- 
tury. His great-grandsons, Hon. Walter S., of New 
Bedford, Dr. Paul S., of Vermont, and Deacon Eben- 
ezer S., of Plymouth, were distinguished patriots during 
the Revolutionary period, filling honored and responsi- 
ble positions. Forty-three of his descendants, of the 
name Spooner, are known to have been on duty during 
the Revolutionary war. 

Mrs. Ruth (Spooner) Ellis, the last of the fourth 
generation, died 1846, aged nearly 84 years; Miss Re- 
becca Spooner, of the fifth generation, died in 1858, in 
her 97th year, and Mrs. Sarah (Spooner) Norton, of 
the same generation, died in 1867, in her 103d year; 
and there are now living those of the fifth generation 
who have passed beyond "three score years and ten," 
almost, even, to the closing light of a century. 

The life and calling or position of William was not 
distinctive or positive over that of the great body of the 
colony. His education had probably been but limited. 
His will, as do many of the papers executed by the 
early colonists, bears "his mark." It is dated March 
8, 1683; inventory of his estate has date March 
14, 1683; these dates, no doubt, should have been 
1683-4. Six days only intervening between the dates 

9 "Thosewho consult the Plymouth Records," says Dr. ShurtlefF, 
editor of the twelve published volumes, "should be reminded that they 

Spooner Memorial. 1 1 

of signing the will and return of the inventory, his 
death must have speedily followed the making of his 
will, and is conclusive evidence that he was "weake of 
body;" and if not so worn by age, he was certainly so 
enfeebled by disease that, whatever may have been his 
education, no more than his mark could have been made 
by him. 

He was of that people of whom Hunter, an English 
writer, has said : 

"Their motives and feelings were the highest by which our 
nature can be actuated. Believing themselves called to act as a 
peculiar people, zealous for the glory of God, their whole ideas 
were shaped and moulded in harmony with this leading idea. 
They believed that their course was directed by an All-wise 
Providence, and received its dispensations, whether good or evil, 
with the same confiding faith and child-like resignation. Thus 

were written at a time when the Julian method of computing time, 
commonly known -as the 'Old Style,' was in use in England and its 
dependencies, and that therefore in New England the legal year com- 
menced on Conception-day, the 25th of March. The addition of ten 
days to any date, given in printed volumes of records, all the facts con- 
tained therein having transpired in the seventeenth centurv, will reduce 
it to ' New Style.' " 

The same double-dating is found in all the early town records. 

When double-dating occurs, as say, 1683-4, the figure " 3 " indi- 
cates the "legal year," and "4" the "historical year." 

In the record of births, marriages, deaths, etc., I have omitted the 
double-year dating, and have given the last or "historical year." The 
date of the day of the month I have invariably given as found on town 

11 Spooner Memorial. 

strengthened, they were often raised by religious enthusiasm 
above perils that would have appalled others whose motives 
were less lofty, and whose confidence was less deeply rooted. 
Their lives were a practical exemplification of their faith. They 
loved God supremely, and each other as the children of God. 
They displayed the strictest conscientiousness, and the most 
anxious regard to carrv out the precepts of that religion which 
was the guide and polar star of their lives. 

"There is one feature in the conduct of the Pilgrims which 
can hardly fail to strike us in tracing the narrative of their actions. 
For men who had undergone so much on account of their opin- 
ions, there is a singular absence of harshness and bigotry in their 
character. The pugnacious controversial element seems to have 
been purged out of them — the predominant quality of their exist- 
ence to have been tenderness and brotherly love. They were 
gentle, humble-minded, broken-hearted men, who had passed 
through the furnace of affliction, and, like unto their Divine 
Master, had become more perfect through sufferings. 

"The Pilgrims, too, came of an excellent stock. The sound- 
est, if not the noblest, of English blood flowed in their veins. 
Their leaders were men of conduct and education, and the com- 
moner sort possessed the best of the national characteristics, the 
firm, dauntless courage, persevering energy, the practical good 
sense that distinguished the Anglo-Saxon race. Such qualities, 
exalted by religion, enabled them to triumph over the severest 
trials, and to lay the foundations of a mighty nation." 

We find the will of William and the return under it 
of record as follows: 

"1684. "March 8th, 1683. 

"The last will & Testament of William Spooner, being aged 
& weake of body, but yet in perfect understanding & memory, 

Spooner Memorial. 23 

wherein I haue disposed of my estate as followerh, Imprimis: 
I giue vnto my son, John Spooner, that thirty acres of land 
where he now dwelleth, with Twenty acres more to be added 
therevnto at y e next deuision of the Dartmouth lands to him, 
his heirs & assigns for euer; also, I giue to my grandson, John 
Spooner, one fourth part of a share of all y° vndievided lands in 
y e Township of Dartmouth, with two acres of my three acres 
of good meadow, lying on y e west side of Sconticut neck, at 
y e entering in of y e neck, to him, his heirs & assigns for euer ; 
also, I giue y e bed which I now lodge on vnto my aforesaid 
Grandson; also, I giue vnto my son, Ebenezer Spooner, eight 
pounds, to be paid vnto him three years after my decease, in 
good current pay. 

"Also, I giue vnto my son, Isaac Spooner, fiue shillings ; also, 
I giue vnto my son-in-law, John Sherman, my great coat, & 
vnto my daughter, Sarah Sherman, I giue one cow; also, I giue 
vnto my daughter, Martha Whing, on cow; also, I giue vnto 
my daughter Hannah & her son Josua one cow or the value of 
a cow ; I giue also vnto my daughter Mercy, to be deliuered vnto 
her two years after my decease; 10 also, I giue & bequeath vnto 
my son, Samuell Spooner, my house and y e seat of land belong- 
ing to it, both vpland & meadow, containing fourtv acres, more 
or less, with one acre of my three acres of good meadow, lying 
on y e west Side of Sconticutt aforesaid, vnto him, his heirs & 
assigns for euer; also, I giue all y e rest of my upland already 
laid out, with one fourth part of a share of all vndieuided lands, 
except that twenty acres I giue vnto my son John, as aforesaid, 
to be equally deuided between my son Samuell & my son Will- 
iam, to them, their heirs & assigns for euer; also, I giue y e rest 

Here is an omission in the record. 

24 Spooner Memorial. 

of my neat Cattell, to be equally deuided amongst my two sons, 
Samuell & William ; also, all y e remainder of my laid out 
meadow I giue to be equally deuided amongst my three sons, 
John, Samuell & William, to them and their heirs for euer; 
also, I giue all my household goods, of all sorts, to be equally 
deuided amongst my son Samuell & my daughter Hannah & my 
daughter Mercy; also, I make my son Samuell my sole executor, 
and I haue made choyce of my friends, Seth Pope & Thomas 
Taber, for my ouersees, to see this my will performed. 




" Signed & sealed in y e presence of 


"John x Jenny, 


"Thomas Taber." 

" March y e 14th, 1683. The Inventory of y e lands, goods 
& chatties of William Spooner, of the Town of Dartmouth, 
late deceased : 

Imp r mis, his house & land att 1 50-00-0 

It., his nett Cattle at 025-00-0 

It., his beds and bedding and wearing clothes at 017-00-0 

Itt., for Cotton yarn, lenen yarn & hemp 003-15-0 

It., for three Iron potts & one gun 002-00-0 

It., for tools of all sorts & two spinning wheeles 002-00-0 

Itt., for spoons & dishes & other house hold lumber 001-10-0 

Itt., for Corne & other prouision 009-03-0 

Total 1 is 201-15-0 

"Taken by us y° day and yeare above written. 


"Seth x Pope, 


" Thomas Taber. 

"Ony° oath of Samuell Spooner." — Vol. 4, p. 71, Wills' 
Plymouth County Records. 

Spooner Memorial. 25 

We can have no doubt but that our progenitor, while 
he remained in Plymouth, was a regular attendant upon 
and a member of the church, whereof his great-grand- 
son was so long one of the deacons, which was founded at 
Plymouth, 1620, and was a part of the Levden church. 

"Like Israel's host to exile driven, 

Across the flood the Pilgrims fled ; 
Their hands bore up the ark of Heaven, 

And Heaven their footsteps led, 
Till on these savage shores they trod, 
And won the wilderness for God." 

" They were in the sentiments which, since the famous Mr. 
Chillingworth tells us, that, after long study, he also came into, 
viz: that the Inspired Scriptures only contain the true religion; 
and especially nothing is to be accounted the Protestant religion, 
respecting either faith or worship, but what is taught in them; 
as also in the same sentiments which the present celebrated 
Bishop Hoadly and many other great men have so nobly de- 
fended, as the right of human nature, as the very basis of the 
Reformation, and indeed of all sincere religion, viz: 'that every 
man has a right of judging for himself, of trying doctrines by 
them, and of worshiping according to his apprehension of the 
meaning of them.' " n 

Elder William Brewster was the first teacher, and 
ministered in all things, save administering the sacra- 
ments : 

" When the church had no other minister, he taught twice 
every Sabath, and y* both powerfully and profitably, to y e great 

11 Prince's Chronological History, ed. 1826, p. 176. 

i6 Spooner Memorial. 

contentment of y e hearers, and their comfortable edification ; 
yea many were brought to God by his ministrie. He did more 
in this behalfe in a year then many that have their hundreds a 
year doe in all their lives. In teaching he was very moving & 
stirring of affections, also very plaine & distincte in what he 
taught; by which means he became y e more profitable to y c 
hearers. He had a singular good gift in prayer, both public & 
private, in ripping up y e hart & conscience before God, in y e 
humble confession of sinne, and begging y e mercies of God in 
Christ for y e pardon of y e same. * * He had this blessing 
added by y e Lord to all y e rest, to dye in his bed, in peace, 
among y e mids of his friends, who mourned & wepte over him, 
and ministered what help & comforte they could unto him, and 
he againe recomforted them whilst he could." 12 

41 The Church of Plymouth had no regular minister till four 
years after the death of Mr. Robinson, and nine years after their 
coming to America. In 1629, they settled Ralph Smith, who 
continued with them about five years, and then resigned. He 
is said to have been a man of low gifts, and was assisted three 
years by Roger Williams, of 'bright accomplishments, but 
offensive errors.' In 1636 they had John Rayner, 'an able and 
godly man, of a meek and humble spirit, sound in the truth, 
and unreprovable in his conversation. He continued with them 
till 1 654, when he removed to Dover, in New Hampshire, where 
he spent the remainder of his life.' " 13 

" Rev. CharlesChauncey arrived at Plymouth, December, 1637, 
being a non-conformist from England. He became an assistant 
to Mr. Rayner, and continued here about three years, when, in 

12 Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation, published by Massa- 
chusetts Historical Societv, 1856, pp. 413, 414. 

13 Belknap's American Biography, vol. ii., p. 262. 

Spooner Memorial. 27 

in 1641, he removed to Scituate, where he remained till Novem- 
ber 27, 1654, when he was inaugurated as President of Harvard 
College. Mr. Chauncey was greatly and justly admired, and 
was stronglv urged to settle in conjunction with Mr. Rayner, 
but he declined on account of some disagreement in point of 
doctrine, he having imbibed Anabaptist principles." 14 

These were the teachers, the clergymen, during the 
residence of our ancestor in Plymouth. 

It does not appear that the early settlers in Dart- 
mouth had regular church-services or an organized 
society for a number of years. " The oldest church 
in that section of the country is supposed to have been 
organized about 1696. The first pastor was Rev. Sam- 
uel Hunt." 15 

The morning of the day of man's active duties was 
passed by our progenitor in Plymouth, and there he 
lived for nearly a quarter of a century. The settle- 
ments had extended from the Penobscot to the Hud- 
son ; no longer the feeble band that had a moiety of 
its number taken from them the first few months, but 
fast becoming the mighty arm that, in the future, was 
to boldly assert, defend, and obtain the right of self- 

The noon-day of life found him on a "new pur- 
chase;" called again to the vigorous labor of early man- 
hood ; again to the opening up of new land ; the re- 

14 Thatcher's History of Plymouth, p. 266. 

13 History of the Churches of New Bedford, p. 11. 

1 8 Spooner Memorial. 

moval of timber, clearing off rocks. Another quarter 
of a century of labor was blessed to him and to his 

The coming of the evening of the day of life found 
our ancestor, undoubtedly at peace, surrounded with 
all necessities; happy in his children and grandchildren. 
"Children's children are the crown of old men, and the 
glory of children are their fathers." 

The darkening shades were closing around him; no 
longer was the companion of his joys and his sorrows 
with him ; but few of early life's friends remained; the 
day was darkening; the warmth of summer life had 
passed ; winter's icy hand was upon him, and, as the 
past came rolling back to his mind and the future be- 
yond life opened to him, well could he have said as after- 
ward written by his descendant, Allen C. Spooner : 

" Before my door, in summer's heat, 

Proudly the elms their branches spread; 
Cool verdure sprang beneath my feet, 

And shadows played around my head ; 
Joyful I passed the sultry hours, 
And marked the sun's meridian power. 

" But when, with withering hand, the frost 
Shriveled the leaves, and, gaunt and bare, 

Their naked arms the elm trees tossed, 
While autumn tempests rent the air, 

I mourned the summer's glories fled, 

And copious tears of sadness shed. 

Spooner Memorial. 29 

" When winter came, and, cold and still, 
The ice-king forged his frozen chain, 
And over snow-clad vale and hill 

Midnight assumed her solemn reign, 
Forth-looking from my window-bars, 
Through the stripped limbs I saw the stars. 

" Thus earthly loves, like summer leaves, 
Gladden, but intercept our view; 
But when bereft, the spirit grieves, 

And hopes are crushed, and comforts few, 
Lo ! in the depth of sorrow's night 
Beams forth from far celestial light." 16 

16 The occasion that gave the inspiration to Mr. Spooner was " a 
dinner party, at which Judge Story and others eminent in the legal 
profession were present, the conversation turned upon the compara- 
tive advantages of the different periods of life. Some preferred for en- 
joyment youth and manhood, others ascribed more satisfaction to old. 
age. When the opinion of Judge John Davis was asked, he said, with 
his usual calm simplicity of manner: 'In the warm season of the year 
it is my delight to be in the country, and every pleasant evening while 
I am there, I love to sit at the window and look upon some beautiful 
trees which grow near my house. The murmuring of the wind through 
the branches, the gentle play of the leaves, and the flickering of the 
light upon them when the moon is up, fill me with indescribable 
pleasure. As the autumn comes on, I feel very sad to see these leaves 
falling, one bygone; but when they are all gone, I find that they were 
only a screen before my eyes; for I experience a new and higher satis- 
faction, as I gaze through the naked branches at the glorious stars be- 
yond.' " — Hundred Boston Orators, p. 305. 

30 Spooner Memorial. 


JOHN 2 (William 1 ), b. . He was living Feb., 1733. 

He was no doubt married twice. The date of 
birth of his eldest child, 1668, and that of 
the next child, 1680, and of his youngest 
in 1699, clearly evidence this fact. 

Children : 

-John, b. July 2, 1668 ; d. 1728. 
-William, b. May 11, 1680; d. . 

1 1 


l 3 

l 5 


x 9 


—Jonathan, b. Aug. 28, 1681; d. Ap. 13, 171 1. 
iv. — Elizabeth, b. June 19, 1683; d. July 14, 1743. 

v. — Eleanor, b. February 1, 1685; d. . 

vi. — Phebe, b. May 11, 1687; d. . 

vii. — Nathan, b. September 21, 1689; d. . 

viii. — Rebecca, b. Oct. 8, 1691 ; d. March 9, 1729. 

ix. — Deborah, b. August 10, 1694; d. . 

x. — Barna'Bas, b. February 6, 1699; ^- J734- 

John was a freeman at Dartmouth. December 10, 
1684, an order was passed that "John and Samuel 
Spooner have 2s. 6d. per day for time spent in laying 
out road." 

Lieutenant John Thompson, in October, 1689, pre- 
sented a petition to the "Court of Assistants, held for 
their ma Ues at New Plimouth: — In reference to the present 

Spooner Memorial. 3 1 

want of an highway, viz 1 a country road from Middle- 
bury, Bridgewater, and other places, toward Boston." 17 

The court ordered, " that an highway for that end 
shall be speedily laid forth," and appointed for that 
purpose a jury of sixteen. John Spooner was one of 
the number. "June y e 6th, 1690," five more were 
added to the jury, and they were "ordered to meet at 
the house of John Thompson, Sen 1- ' in Middleborough, 
on the firs Tuesday of July next, about noon, or 12 of 
the clock." A report was made to the Court of Assist- 
ants on April 7, 1691. 

He was Surveyor of Highways, 1686, 1699, and 1700; 
Grand Juror, 1702; Member of the Town Council, 
1690, and was elected Representative, May 18, 1710. 

John and his brothers, Samuel and William, and his 
son John, are named as proprietors of Dartmouth in 
the confirmatory deed of Bradford, November 13, 1694. 

April 24, 1730, John conveyed to his son Nathan 
certain property, "lying to y e northward of Joseph Ta- 
ber's homestead, with y° house in which he now Dwells. 
* * Reserving to myself & to his mother, my wife, y e 
above mentioned Premises granted to my sd son Nath n 
Spooner, During y e term of our natural lives." 

His son Barnabas, in his will, February 7, 1733, pro- 
vides : 

'■'■Item. — And my will is, that all back of my homestead, lying 
to the eastward of the County Rhoad, be disposed of att the 

17 Plymouth Colony Records, vol. vii., p. 304. 

2 2 Spooner Memorial. 

discretion of my Executors for the payment of my just debts, 
and for the comfortable purpose of my aged and honorable 
father, so far as it will goo; * * * and in case that will not be 
sufficient to do the same, then what may be wanted, y e money 
to do the same be procured by selling of enough of my Lands 
on the North side thereof as to do it." 

The "aged and honorable father" at that date was 
not less than 85 years old. The date of his death is 
not known. 

One of the bright and ever prominent features of that 
period was the high respect for age and for those in 
authority. The parent, in the ambitious young life of 
children, was not forgotten; as the frosts of winter evi- 
denced the closing of life's cares, so were the days made 
happy, and the coming joys of a never-ending future 
realized by the bright life of youth and the dutiful and 
watchful care of children. 

It was remembered that the command is : 

" Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long 
upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." 

There is that in the days of "Old Colony" which in- 
tensifies and deepens the interest in and study of her 
history, the character of her people, her families, as 
generations are passing by. Never in the past has so 
much of New England been known as now. 

The hidden caskets of her history are being opened 
by her children; treasures long forgotten are being 
brought to light, and, as years roll by, the past will 

Spooner Memorial. 23 

the more completely be unveiled, making known to us 
the secret springs of action — the faith and the hope — 
which upheld that people during the colonial years, and 
have stamped their character on all other communities 
where their descendants are to be found. 

"The pilgrim fathers — where are they? 
The waves that brought them o'er 
Still roll in the bay, and throw their spray 

As they break along the shore ; 
Still roll in the bay, as they roll'd that day, 

When the May Flower moor'd below, 
When the sea around was black with storms, 
And white the shore with snow. 
>i< ^ %. * * % 

" The pilgrim fathers are at rest ; 

When summer's throned on high, 
And the world's warm breast is in verdure dress'd, 

Go, stand on the hill where they lie. 
The earliest ray of the golden day 

On that hallowed spot is cast ; 
And the evening sun, as he leaves the world, 

Looks kindly on that spot last. 

" The pilgrim spirit has not fled ; 

It walks in noon's broad light ; 
And it watches the bed of the glorious dead, 

With the holy stars, by night. 
It watches the bed of the brave who have bled, 

And shall guard this ice-bound shore, 
Till the waves of the bay, where the May Flower lay, 

Shall foam and freeze no more." 

34 Spooner Memorial. 

What the immediate causes were that induced the set- 
tlement of Dartmouth can not now be determined with 
certainty. It could not have been that there were no 
more lands to occupy in the old settlement. 

"There is," said W. W. Crapo, Esq., the orator at 
the Centennial celebration, 1864, "there is, in my opin- 
ion, a cause beyond them all, and which a careful read- 
ing of the records of the colony and the town forces me 
to adopt as the chief reason for the removal from Plym- 
outh to Dartmouth. * * * They were in sympathy 
with the established government at Plymouth in every 
thing, except the one matter of compulsory taxation 
for religious purposes. Fully believing in freedom of 
conscience, they had early conceived a strong aversion 
to the arbitrary imposition of taxes by the civil power 
for the support of a ministry with which they were not 
in unison, and over which they had no control. * * * 
The Plymouth Colony Court annually apportioned to 
the town a tax for the support of ministers, in addition 
to the Province tax; but the Baptists and Quakers of 
Dartmouth were inflexible in their resistance to it, and 
while the Province rates were faithfully met, those for 
the maintenance of ministers were refused. It also 
troubled our good rulers at Plymouth that our fathers 
were so negligent in providing stated preaching accord- 
ing to the established Puritan faith." 

The First Church, at "The-Head-of-the-River," is 
supposed to have been organized about 1696. Ricket- 
son, in his History of New Bedford, says: 

Spooner Memorial. 3 5 

"The first settled minister was Rev. Samuel Hunt, of whose 
history I have been able to obtain no information, except what 
is contained in the inscription given below. The old parsonage- 
house built by Mr. Hunt is still standing, though remodeled of 
late years. It stands upon an elevated spot, on the northwest 
corner of the junction of the County road and that leading into 
the village of Acushnet, and is now owned and occupied by 
Augustus Harrington. Mr. Hunt was probably one of the old- 
fashioned agricultural parsons, for I find in the old records of 
land surveys several large tracts of wood and other lands in his 
name. But he has long since gone from works to rewards, and 
the following epitaph upon his tombstone in the old graveyard 
is all that the 'inexorable past' has left to his memory:" (See 
note No. 53.) 

"Approach and read — for thou canst read — the lay 
Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn." 

" Here lieth y e body of the Rev d Samuel Hunt, who was the first 
ordained minister over the Church of Christ in Dartmouth, who died 
Janyy e 25 th ' 1729, in y e 48 year of his age." 

The successor of Mr. Hunt was the Rev. Richard 
Pierce, and he rests in the old burial-ground. All that 
is known of him is the epitaph as follows: 

"Mementi morl. Here lieth interred the remains of Richard 
Pierce, A. M., who was born March 29th, 1700, and departed 
this life March 23d, 1749, after having spent 16 years in the 
work of the Gospel ministry. A gentleman of an unspotted 
character in the office he sustained, of polite behavior, remark- 
ably affable, and kind to all ; who lived greatly beloved, and died 
much lamented. Cujus pulvis in pulvere dormlt, expectaris stellam 

^ 6 Spooner Memorial. 

It is not my purpose, and the limits of this book 
will not permit me, to attempt even a sketch of the 
history of Dartmouth. I aim only to bring before the 
living the dead. Flesh to the bones can not be given; 
the dust of entombed generations can not be animated. 

The better to know the dead, to know any people, 
is to know the ministry — they "who were men of pru- 
dence and prayer, light and love, zeal and knowledge, 
courage and humility, humanity and religion." 

The teacher forms the mind, molds the character, 
gives the organizing foundations of community. 

Of the earlier generations, I propose to notice the 
ministry of that branch of The Church which I have 
good reason to suppose our ancestors attended. 


SARAH 2 (William 1 ), b. Oct. 5, 1653. She was living 
1720; m. John, s. of Hon. Philip and Sarah 
(Odding) Sherman; b. 1644; d. April 16, 


Children : 

i. — Philip, b. ; d. . He lived in Dart- 
mouth, and had eight children. His will is 
dated May 16, 1737, and was proved 
April 5, 1740. He names his wife Han- 
nah, and appoints his son Stephen exec- 

Spooner Memorial. 37 

ii. — Joshua, b. Sept., 1678 ; d. . His wife 

was Alice . Two children. 

iii. — Abigail, b.Sept., 1680; d. ; m. Nathan- 
iel, s. of William and Hannah (Sherman) 
Chase, of Swansey. Seven children. He 
lived in Dartmouth. His will is dated 
July 8, 1758, proved June 17, 1760. His 
son Barnabas executor. 

iv. — Hannah, b. July, 1682; d. ; m. J*"^ 


v. — -Isaac, b. Oct., 1684; d. . Six children. 

He lived in Dartmouth. His will is dated 
March 10, 1765, proved following April 
30th. He appoints, " My kinsman, Abra- 
ham Sherman, of sd Dartmouth, cooper, 
to be my executor." 

vi. — Ephraim, b. Jan., 1689; d. . His wife 

was Mehitable . Six children. 

vii. — Timothy, b.-July, 1691; d. . His wife 

was Deborah . Four children. His will 

is dated Nov. 16, 1774, proved May 1, 
178 1. His son Joshua executor. 

John Sherman lived in what is now South Dartmouth, 
on land inherited from his father. He and four others 
of the name Sherman had proprietary interests in Dart- 
mouth. His will is dated June 19, 1720, and was wit- 
nessed by John Russell, Jr., George Howland, and 
William Bowdish; the two former were living May 

3 8 Spooner Memorial. 

21, 1734, when the will was proved. His occupation 
is learned by a clause in the will as follows: "I give 
and bequeath unto my son, Timothy Sherman, whom 
I also constitute one of my executors of this my Last 
will and Testament, my shop and Smith Tools, and 
all my Carts, Plows, and all Implements belonging to 

From an article communicated by Rev. Daniel Sher- 
man, A. M.j to "The New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register ," 1870, it is learned that: 

" Hon. Philip Sherman, father of John, was born in Dedham, 
Essex connty, England, February 5, 1610, and died in Ports- 
mouth, R. I., 1687. He was son of Samuel and Phillipas or 
Phillis Sherman, of Dedham ; grandson of Henry and Susan 
(Hills) Sherman, of Dedham, and great-grandson of Henry and 
.Agnes Sherman, who died in 1589, who was of Dedham, and 
who probably removed thither from the county of Suffolk, En- 
gland, as he bore the Suffolk-Sherman coat-of-arms." 

Hon. Philip Sherman emigrated to America in 1634, 
and settled in Roxbury, where he remained till the per- 
secution caused by the Wheelwright and Ann Hutch- 
inson religious dissensions, in which he had a part. By 
it he was forced to leave there. 

Rev. John Wheelwright was from Alford, Lincoln- 
shire, England, and came to this country, arriving in 
Boston, May 26, 1636. His wife was Mary, d. of 
Edward Hutchinson. "He preached in Boston on the 
fast-day in 1636, and his sermon was filled with invec- 
tives against the magistrates and ministers. The Court 

Spooner Memorial. 3 o, 

of Magistrates in return adjudged him guilty of sedition. 
As all endeavors to convince him of his error were in 
vain, sentence of banishment was passed upon him in 
November, 1637. In 1644 he was restored to the free- 
dom of the colony upon his making an acknowledg- 
ment." 18 

Ann Hutchinson was daughter of Rev. Edward Mar- 
bury, of Lincolnshire, England; her husband was Will- 
iam, son of Edward Hutchinson, and brother of Wheel- 
wright's wife. She was from Alford, England, and 
arrived in Boston, September, 1634. "She was an 
admirer of Mr. Cotton. She set up meetings for 
women. After repeating the sermons of Mr. Cot- 
ton, she added reflections of her own, and warped 
the discourses of her minister to coincide with her 
own opinions. She asserted that believers are person- 
ally united with the spirit of God; that commands to 
work out salvation belong only to such as are under a 
covenant of works; that sanctification is not sufficient 
evidence of a good state, and she pretended to immedi- 
ate revelation respecting future events. She soon threw 
the whole colony into a flame. Those who opposed 
her were said to be in favor of a covenant of works, 
and those who supported her were said to be vindicat- 
ing a covenant of grace. A synod was convened, 1637, 
the first in America. This convention of ministers con- 
demned eighty-two erroneous opinions. Mrs. Hutch- 

18 Allen's Biographical Dictionary, p. 846. 

40 Spooner Memorial. 

inson was called before the court in November of the 
same year, and, being convicted of traducing the min- 
isters and advancing errors, was banished the- colony. 
She went with her husband to Rhode Island. In the 
year 1642, after her husband's death, she removed into 
the Dutch country beyond New Haven, and the next 
year she, her son Francis, and most of her family were 
killed by the Indians." 19 

November 20, 1637, the court passed an order dis- 
arming fifty-eight men of Boston, five of Salem, three 
of Newbury, two of Ipswich, two of Charlestown, and 
five of Roxbury. Of the Roxbury'men to be disarmed 
Philip Sherman is the last one named. The court as- 
signed as the reason : 

" Whereas, the opinions & revelations of Mr. Wheelwright 
& Mrs. Hutchinson have seduced & led into dangerous errors 
many of the people here in New England, inasmuch as there is 
iust cause of suspition that they, as others in Germany, in for- 
mer times, may, vpon some revelation, make some suddaine 
irruption vpon those that differ from them in iudgment, for 
pvention whereof it is ordered," etc. 20 

To those who would know more of Massachusetts 
Colony — The aims and -purposes of the Founders — Treat- 
ment of Intruders and Dissenters — The Colony of Nev Plym- 
outh and its Relations to Massachusetts, etc., etc. — I would 
commend, " The Course of Lectures delivered before 

19 Allen's Biographical Dictionary, p. 459. 

20 Massachusetts Colony Records, vol. i., p. 211. 

Spooner Memorial. 4 [ 

the Lowell Institute, in Boston, by members of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society." 

Sherman soon went to Rhode Island, and in Provi- 
dence, with seventeen others, purchased the island of 
Aquedneck^ "through the joint influence of Roger Will- 
iams and Sir Henry Vane with the Narraganset Sachems. 
The Indian name of the place where the settlement was 
commenced, on the northeast part of the island, was 
Pocassett, and was retained for some time by the set- 
tlers until changed to Portsmouth." 21 

The civil compact formed and signed by the Aqued- 
neck settlers was as follows : 

"The 7th day of the first month, 1638. We, whose names 
are underwritten, do here solemnly, in the presence of Jehovah, 
incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick, and as he shall help, 
will submit our persons, lives, and estates unto our Lord Jesus 
Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and to all those 
perfect and most absolute laws of his given us in his holy word 
of truth, to be guided and judged thereby. — Exod. xxiv., 3, \\ 
2 Chron. xi., 3 ; 2 Kings, xi., 17." 22 

That compact was signed by seventeen of the dis- 
armed men of Massachusetts. The first sip-nature is 
that of William Coddington, who had been a prominent 
man in Massachusetts ; was Treasurer 1634 and 1636, 
and on account of his Antinomian opinions was left 
out of office the year following, and soon after went to 
Rhode Island. 

Arnold's History of Rhode Island, vol. i., p. 124. 22 Ibid, 

42 Spooner Memorial. 

Philip Sherman was a signer of the compact, and was 
an active, intelligent, and most useful man in this new 
colony, holding for a long period of time official posi- 
tions, and retaining to the close of his life the full con- 
fidence of his people. After he removed to Rhode 
Island he left the Congregational Church and united 
with the society of Friends. 


SAMUEL 2 (mitiam 1 ), b, Jan. 14, 1655; d. 1739; 

m. Experience, 23 -^—^.■\ 

Children : 

■ 21. i. — William, b. Feb. 13, 1689; d. 1750. 

22. ii. — Mary, b. Jan. 4, 1691; d. . 

23. iii. — Samuel, b. Feb. 4, 1693; d. 1781. 

24. iv. — Daniel, b. Feb. 28, 1694; d. 1797. 

25. v. — Seth, b. Jan. 31, 1695; d. March 28, 1787. 

26. vi. — Hannah, b. Jan. 24, 1697; d. . 

27. vii. — Joshua, b. Nov. 13, 1698; d. 1737. 

28. viii. — Anna, b. April 18, 1700; d. . 

29. ix. — Experience, b. June 19, 1702; d. . 

30. x. — Beulah, b. June 24, 1705; d. . 

31. xi. — Wina, b. April 30, 17 — ; d. . 

23 It is supposed that Experience was a daughter of Daniel and Han- 
nah (Swift) Wing, and a sister of John Wing, who married Martha 

Spooner Memorial. 43 

Samuel Spooner was a weaver and an agriculturist. 
His residence was within the bounds of what is now 
the town of Acushnet. He received a deed for his home- 
stead, April 9, 171 1, 105? acres, "allowance for barren 
land and Rocks, * * lying on y e eastward side Acoosh- 
net River, * * on y e Right of s d Samuel Spooner on 
y° eight hundred acre diuission." This tract of land 
appears to have been bounded by the homesteads of 
Thomas Hathaway and John Jenney. He is found as 
serving on grand and petit juries. 24 

He was elected constable, 20 1680 and 1684. 

Spooner No. 5. This opinion is based upon names of the children — 
Daniel, Beulab, and Wing. 

Rev. F. Freeman, who has examined Sandwich records, doubts the 
correctness of our conclusion, and states that if she was the daughter 
of Daniel Wing, the evidences seem to indicate that she was a posthu- 
mous child, and questions whether there was a child born to Daniel 
Wing subsequent to his death. 

24 The compiler of these papers is largely indebted to J. B. Congdon, 
Esq., of New Bedford, for many of the facts that appear as having been 
taken from Dartmouth records. Mr. C. writes relative to the records : 

"The earliest date is 1658 This was six years before the incor- 
poration of the town. The earliest town meeting recorded is 1674. 

" The name of Spooner first appears on the record of municipal 
proceedings in 1680, when Samuel Spooner was chosen constable. 
After that time the name appears upon almost every record. One of 
the name was elected to some office, or is in some way introduced, at 
more than two-thirds of the town meetings from 1680 to 1779." 

25 The office of constable was an important one. He was to " see 
the high wais for man & beast be made & kept in convenient re- 

44 Spooner Memorial. 

His will was proved February 19, 1739, an< ^ * s °f 
record as follows : 

"In the name of God. Amen. This, twenty-first day of 
Steptember, 1 73 1, I, Samuel Spooner, of Dartmouth, in the 
County of Bristol, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in 
New England, Yeoman, Do make this my last Will and Tes- 
tament, respecting such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to 
bless me with, I give and dispose of in the following manner & 
form : 

"Imp's. — My will is and I hereby give and bequeath to Experi- 

paire ; to warne the Townsmen whereof they were to come together; 
to apprehend any pson or psons commonly called Quakers, or other 
such like vagabonds, who come into any town of this Government, and 
upon examination soe appearing, hee shall whip them, or cause them to 
be whipt, with rodds, soe it exceed not fifteen stripes, and to give him 
of them a passe to depart the Government; to diligently looke after 
such as sleep or play about the meeting house in times of the publicke 
worship of God on the Lord's day." His badge of office was : "A 
Black staffe, tipped with Brasse, which, as he hath opportunity, he 
shall take with him when he goeth to discharge any part of his office." 
For refusing to serve when elected, there was a fine of "four pounds." 
Service was required but one year in seven. 

We can not believe that Samuel, or any other person serving in that 
office in Dartmouth, was hardy enough to attempt to enforce the law 
against "Quakers or other such like vagabonds." But Colonel John 
Spooner, a grandson of Thomas S. No. 52, who established in New 
Bedford the first newspaper, November, 1792, "The Medley, or New 
Bedford Marine Journal" — a captain of some note in times of peace — 
we are told, made the bold attempt to force "Quakers" to duty on 
" military training days." For which public sentiment compelled him 
to relinquish his business and leave the place. 

Spooner Memorial. 4 5 

ence, my dearly beloved wife, one feather bed and furniture to 
it, at her election, with all other my household goods and uten- 
sils within doors during her widowhood, and that with what my 
three sons, viz : William, Samuel, & Seth, are otherwise obliged 
to do for her interest, will be an honorable support for her dur- 
ing her remaining my widow. 

ti Item. — I give to my three sons, William, Samuel, and Seth, & 
it to be to them, their heirs and assigns for ever, all my Cedar & 
Spruce Swamp lying in Dartmouth, and the same to be divided be- 
tween them in manner following, that is to say : William to have 
the one fith part thereof, and Samuel to have one fith part 
thereof, and Seth to have three fith parts thereof; and this give 
them with a charge to be kind to their honored mother and 
brother Joshua, and provide for them as they shall stand in need, 
as by covenant they are obliged unto. 

'•'■Item. — I give unto my son, Daniel Spooner, besides what I 
have already given, one shilling out of my moveable estate, im- 
mediately after my death. 

"Item. — I give unto my son, Wing Spooner, besides what I 
have already given, one shilling out of my moveable estate, im- 
mediately after my death. 

'■'•Item. — I give to my son Joshua one shilling out of my estate, 
with a desire of his good careage under the provision I have 
made for his comfortable support by his brothers William, Sam- 
uel, and Seth Spooner. 

'■'■Item. — I give to my son, Seth Spooner, whom I constitute 
and appoint sole executor of this my last will and testament, all 
my out door moveables, as creatures and husbandry tackling, 
and he to pay all my just debts, as by covenant he is obliged 
to do. 

'■'■Item. — I give to my five daughters, Mary, Hannah, Annah, 

46 Spooner Memorial. 

Experience, and Bulah, besides what I have heretofore given 
them, one shilling apiece, each of them ; and that, with the leg- 
acies I have ordered my sons, Daniel and Wing Spooner, to pay 
them, with what household goods shall remain after my wife's 
decease which I gave her the improvement of, together with 
such moveable estate as I have not in this my will before dis- 
posed of, to be equally divided between them, my said five 
daughters, and that to be their portion out of my estate. 

"Lastly. — Whatever estate in lands that I shall be owner of, 
or that any way be appertaining to me that I have not already 
disposed of, the same, what or wheresoever, be equally divided be- 
tween all my sons, and to be to them, their heirs and assigns 
for ever; and I do hereby ratify this and no other to be my last 
Will and Testament. 

"In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, 
the day and year first above named." 

" Witnesses: 

"William Badcock, 
"Thomas West, 
"Thomas Pope, 
"Timothy Ruggles." 


MARTHA 2 {William 1 ), b. . She was living March, 

1717; m. John, s. of Daniel and Hannah 
(Swift) Wing; b. Nov., 14, 1656; d. Aug. 
1, 1717. 

Spooner Memorial. 47 

Children : 

i. — Stephen, b. Sept. 5, 1684; d. Jan. 29, 1750. 

ii, — Joseph, b. Dec. 23, 1686; d. Dec. 2, 1715. 
His wife was Dorotha . 'Three chil- 
dren. He lived in Rochester. His will was 
proved 17 1 5. 

iii. — Deborah, b. Oct. 15, 1688; d. young. 

iv. — John, b. March 1, 1690; d. April, 1750. 
His wife was Experience . Eight chil- 
dren. He lived in Rochester. His will is 
dated April 2, 1750, and was proved May 
2, following. 

v. — Hannah, b. Jan. 10, 1693 ; d. ; m. Ben- 
jamin, s. of Thomas and Mary (Harper) 
Bourman ; b. ; d. 1743. Eight chil- 
dren. He lived at Teeticket, Falmouth, and, 
as Otis says, "was a man of wealth and en- 
terprise." His father was a son of Thomas 
and Hannah (Annable) Bourman, who 
was in Barnstable, 1643. 

vi. — Daniel, b. Feb. 8, 1694; d. Nov. 10, 1713. 
vii. — Deborah, b. Feb. 23, 1696; d. Oct. 1, 171 5. 

viii. — Desire, b. Feb. 3, 1699; d. ; m. July 1, 

17 1 9, Phineas Chase. 

ix. — Samuel, b. Nov. 12, 1704; d. Mar. 4, 1773; 

m. Jan. 5, 1728, Anna Barlow; b. ; d. 

Jan. 12, 1778. Two children. He lived in 

48 Spooner Memorial. 

John Wing was one of the early settlers of Roches- 
ter, 26 where he was a large landholder. He was a cooper 
by trade. His will is -dated March 25, 17 17, and wit- 
nessed by Elizabeth Ellis, John Briggs, Nathaniel 
Sprague, and Timothy Ruggles. 

Daniel Wing, the father of John, was son of John 

23 "As early as 1638, it appears that the Colony Court of Plymouth 
granted lands at Scipican to a committee of the church at Scituate for 
the seating of a township and congregation, etc. This occurred at a 
period when that church, or a part of it, had removed and settled the 
town of Barnstable. This tract of territory continued unoccupied till 
the year 1651. In January, 1661, it was bounded and laid forth by a 
joint committee of the Colony Court and of the town. The site of 
the first meeting house built there was nearer Scipican harbor by three 
miles than the one of later date." — Mass. Hist. Soc'y Coll., vol. xiv., 
p. 258. 

The first pastor of the church in Rochester was Rev. Samuel Arnold, 
who was one of the original purchasers of that town. He was son of 
Rev. Samuel Arnold, the third minister of Marshfield, who, before his 
settlement there, was a resident of Sandwich, 1643. He was Repre- 
sentative of Yarmouth, 1654 and 1656. He was ordained at Marsh- 
field, 1684; returned to Yarmouth, where he died, 1 717. Rev. Sam- 
uel Arnold, Jr., was succeeded by Rev. Timothy Ruggles, who was 
ordained, 17 17; was born in Roxbury; graduated at Harvard, 1707; 
died 1769. He was followed by Jonathan Moore, a graduate of Har- 
vard, 1 76 1. His connection with the church was dissolved 1 79 1 : 

" The latter days of Mr. Moore were embittered by disputes and 
lawsuits with his parish; finally issuing in his dismissal; subsequent 
to which he continued to preach to a part of the society more than 
two years in his dwelling house ; but in his closing years renewed his 
communion with the church of which he had formerly been pastor. 

Spooner Memorial. 49 

and Deborah (Bachelor) Wing. Father and son were 
from England. Deborah, wife of John, was a daughter 
of Rev. Stephen Bachelor, of whom Mr. Otis, in his 
papers communicated to the Barnstable Patriot, says : 

" This eccentric and learned divine has the honer of being 
the first white man who settled within the present limits of the 
town of Barnstable. He lived a hundred years, and his long life 
was checkered with exciting incidents. He was born in England, 
in 1 56 1 , received orders in the established church, was settled 
in the ministry, and ejected by the bishops for non-conformity, 
at whose hands, Governor Winthrop says, he suffered much. He 
was married early in life, and four of his sons and three daugh- 
ters are named. 'John Wing, afterward of Sandwich, maided 
his daughter Deborah, probably before his removal to Holland, 
wUere he resided several years. During his residence in that 
country, Christopher Hussey, the ancestor of the Nantucket fam- 
ily of that name, became enamored with his daughter Tbeodotia, 
and sought her hand in marriage; but Mr. Bachelor refused 
assent, without the bridegroom would agree to remove to New 
England. Hussey assented to the condition imposed, and took, 
probably in 1629, Theodotia to wife. Mr. Lewis states that 
his church in Holland consisted of six members beside himself, 
and that these returned with him to London." 

The name of Daniel Wing is often found on Old 
Colony and Sandwich records. He, with others, was 

Mutual forgiveness of injuries is a Christian virtue strictly enjoined on 
all ; in a peculiar manner on those who make profession of the Chris- 
tian name." — Mass. Hist. Soc'y Pub., vol. iv., p. 262. 

Mr. Moore was followed by Rev. Oliver Cobb, a graduate of Brown 
University, 1796. 

50 Spooner Memorial. 

summoned before the "Gou r and other magistrates, to 
take the oath of fidelitie to this government and vnto 
the State of England, which againe being tendered them 
in oppen court, they refused, saying they held it vnlaw- 
ful to take any oath att all." For this offense, and for 
"coming in before them with their hats on, were fined." 
And he was fined " for refusing to the said Marshall in 
the execution of his office." 

These years were, as Dr. Cotton Mather called this 
period, "the dark day of the colony." Those who, 
under the oppressions of the Quakers, at first were 
sympathizers, became "converts;" and we find that, 
from the few, as Cudworth wrote, "they have many 
meetings and many adherents; almost the whole town 
of Sandwich is adheering to them." 

Bowden records that the "distraints made about this 
period from Friends resident in and near Sandwich, to 
satisfy fines imposed, amounted to .£660: 07 : 6." Of 
that sum Daniel Wing's property was distrained for £11. 


WILLIAM 2 {William 1 ), b. ; d. 1729. His wife 

was Sarah . 


32. i. — Benjamin, b. March 31, 1690; d. . 

33- ii-— Jabez, b. Jan. 18, 1693 ; d. . 

34. iii. — Joshua, h. March 16, 1695; d. — •— *. 

Spooner Memorial. 5 1 

2$. iv. — Sarah, b. Oct. 6, 1700; d. - 

36. v. — Abigail, b. Dec. 6, 1702; d. 

37. vi. — Mary, b. ; d. . 

38. vii. — Alice, b. ; d. . 

39. viii. — Nathaniel, b. ; d. 

He lived to the north of the village of Acushnet. 
The ruins of the foundation of an old building remain, 
which is said to have been the place of his residence. 
He was a member of the church at Rochester. Stephen 
West and Nathaniel Spooner, executors of his estate, 
filed their account, £316 : 15 : 6, April 27, 1732. 


ISAAC 2 {William 1 ), b. ; d. Dec. 27, 1709. His 

wife was Alice . 

Children : 

40. i. — Simpson, b. Jan. 12, 1700; d. 1742. 

41. ii. — Edward, b. Dec. 27, 1701; d. . 

42. iii. — Mercy, b. April 23, 1707; d. . 

He and his wife were members of the church at Ro- 
chester. The records of that church date from Octo- 
ber 13, 1703: 

" The church at Rochester was gathered soon, and in 1684 
Mr. Arnold, who was a son of the third minister of Marshfield, 
and one of the thirty partners, was ordained pastor." — Baylies' 

New Plymouth, vol. iv., p. 72. 

52, Spooner Memorial. 

The original covenant and confession of faith is with- 
out date, and was signed by Rev. Samuel Arnold, Abra- 
ham Holmes, Samuel Hammond, Isaac Holmes, Jacob 
Bumpas, John Benson, Thomas Dexter, and Anthony- 
Coombs. Immediately following, dated October 13, 
1703, is a list of the members of the church, thirty-five 
in number, copied from Rev. Mr. Arnold's record, by 
his successor, Rev. Timothy Ruggles. 


HANNAH 2 {William 1 ), b. . She was living 1684. 

Whom she married is not known. We know 
that at the making of her father's will, 1684, 
she had one child. He gave " vnto my 
daughter Hannah & her son Josua one cow, 
or the value of a cow." 
i. — Joshua, b. ; d. . 


EBENEZER 2 {William 1 ) b. 1666; d. Feb. 5, 1718; 
m. Mercy, 28 d. of John 29 and Mary (Speed) 
Branch; b. 1664; d. Jan. 5, 1746. 

28 She m. 2d, May 2, 17 19, John King. 

29 "John Branch," says Miss Marcia A. Thomas, in her Memorials 
of Marsh fie Id, "was an early proprietor of the islet bearing his name. 

Spoon er Memorial. 53 

Children : 

43. i. — Thomas, b. 1694; d. Dec. 17, 1752. 

44. ii. — Ephraim, b. 1698 ; d. Nov. 26, 1776. 

45. iii. — John, b. ; d. . 

46. iv. — Bethiah, b. ; d. . 

47. v. — Susanna, b. ; d. . 

He lived at different times in Marshfield and Dart- 
mouth; when in the latter town he was a member of the 
church in Rochester. Finally, we have him located in 
Plymouth, where, probably, his early davs were passed, 
and where he closed his life. His grave-stone is stand- 
ing on ct Burying Hill," and is no doubt the oldest 
monument to the name Spooner in America. The 
stone is a blue slate, of a soft, scaly nature, and is some- 
what broken, though the inscription remains entire as 
follows : 

" Here Lyes The 

Body of Ebenezer 

Spooner, who Died 
Feb r y the 5 th - 

About y e 52 d 

Year of 

His Age." 

He was a son of Peter Branch, carpenter, of Kent county, England, 
who died on board the Castle during her passage to New England, 
1638. It appears by his will, dated 16 June, 1638, that the said John 
was his only child. He committed him, with his estate, to the care of 

54 Spooner Memorial. 

William Crow, of Plymouth, who died 1684, pro- 
vides in his will : 

"Item. — I bequeath to Ebenezer Spooner and to Ephraim 
Thomas all my land and meadow lying near Maupauset pond ; 
also, I bequeath to them one hundred acres of land which was 
long since granted to my uncle Attwood' !0 by the Court, lying at 
a place Called Doty's Meadow, which lands and Meadow shall 
be Equally divided between them, when Ebenezer Shall be 21 
years old. I also bequeath to Ebenezer Spooner an heighfer, 
Commonly Called his." 

William Crow was in Plymouth, "able to bear arms," 
1643. He was Selectman a long series of years, Sur- 
veyor, and held other positions. He married April 1, 
1664, Hannah, d. of Josiah and Margaret (Bourne) 

We do not see that Crow was in any way related to 
the Spooners. It is highly probable that Ebenezer 
Spooner and Ephraim Thomas were, in their youth, 
taken into his family, by him adopted and educated, 
and, as we see, made heirs to his estate. 

Thomas Wilbourn, late of Tenterton, Kent, for eleven years. In case 
of his son's decease in that period, his estate was to go to the poor of 
the congregations of Scituate and Concord, and that congregation that 
goes in the ship called the Castle, if there be a company of them, if 
not, to be divided between the aforesaid two, five pounds excepted, 
which was given to the widow of Stephen Ingleden, or her children." 
30 This was, no doubt, John Atwood, who came from London; was 
an assistant, 1638, and treasurer of the colony from 1641 to his death, 
1644. He left widow, Ann. She died June 1, 1654. 

Spooner Memorial. 55 

November 30, 1667, Rev. John Cotton, Jr., entered 
upon ministerial duties in Plymouth, and on June 30, 
1669, was ordained over the first church. There were 
then 47 church-members resident in the place: during 
his ministry, which continued to 1697, the number 
admitted to full membership was 178. " He was a very 
faithful minister, and his exertions were extensively use- 
ful. He was completely occupied in doing good by 
visiting the families of his parish, with the ruling elders, 
chatechizing the children, and attending church-meet- 
ings, and by his public preaching on the Sabbath." 31 

" In October, 1681, was introduced the practice of reading the 
psalms, line bv line, when singing in the meeting; it being pro- 
posed by a brother, as is supposed, who could not read." 32 

October, 1697, Rev. Ephraim Little was called to the 
pastoral charge of the church, and was ordained Octo- 
ber 4, 1699. He died November 23, 1723. 

" He was a gentleman more inclined to the active than the 
studious life ; but should be remembered for his useful services as 
a minister, and for his exemplary life and conversation, being 
one of good memory, a quick invention, having an excellent 
gift in prayer, and in occasional performances also excelling. 
But what can never be sufficiently commended, was the gener- 
osity of his spirit, and his readiness to help all that were in dis- 
tress." 33 

31 Allen's Biographical Dictionary, p. 268. 

32 Thatcher's History of Plymouth, p. 278. 33 Ibid., p. 280. 

$ 6 Spooner Memorial. 


JOHN 3 (John, 2 William 1 ), b. July 2, 1668; d. 1728; 
m. June 20, 1705, Rosimund, 34 d. of Sam- 
uel and Mary (Hathaway) Hammond; b. 

May 8, 1684; d. 1727. 

Children : 

48. i. — Jeduthan, b. April 10, 1706; d, 1740; m. 

Ruth, d. of Lettice and Desire Jenney; 

b. September 5, 171 1; d. . (See note 

No. 82.) Two children. M. 2d, December 
1, 1736, Sarah Wait, 35 b. 1716; d. April 
28, 1793. He was a mariner; lived in 
Dartmouth. His will is dated April 5, 
and was proved August 19, 1740. The 
Waits were in Rochester among the earliest 
settlers, and were soon after in Dartmouth. 

49. ii. — Phebe, b. April 16, 1708; d. . 

50. iii. — John, b. ; d. ; m. August 5, 1734, 

Beulah, d. of Samuel and Experience 
Spooner, No. 30; b. June 27, 1705; d. 

34 See note No. 70. 

35 She m. 2d, September 2, 1745, Captain John, s. of William and 
Mary Rounseville; b. 1706; d. November 14, 1783. She was his 
second wife. 

Spooner Memorial. 57 

. He lived in Newport, R. I., where 

he was admitted freeman, April 3, 1745. 
He had three sons, who lived in Newport, 
and most of their living descendants are 
yet in that place. It is believed that Lieu- 
tenant Walter Spooner was another son 
of John. Lieutenant Walter S. was an 
officer on the ship Alfred, under John Paul 
Jones, and was sent home, November 12, 
1775, in command of the prize, "the brig- 
antine Active, from Liverpool for Halifax" 
(having a cargo of stores, clothes, etc.), 
captured "off the coast of Cape Breton," 
and was reported in a Newport paper, No-' 
vember 25, 1776, as having "arrived at an 
eastern port." The cargo was valued at 
"six thousand pounds sterling, at prime 
cost." John S. and his wife were received 
by baptism into the Baptist Church, at New- 
port, August 14, 1740. 

51. iv. — Benjamin, b. ; d. ; m. November 

23, 173 1, Sarah, d. of Lieutenant Isaac 36 
and Mrs. Sarah (Gibbs) Cushman ; b. De- 

36 He was a son of Rev. Isaac and Mary (Rickard) C, and grandson 
of Thomas and Mary (Allerton) Cushman, who came with his father 
Robert in the Fortune, 1621. 

Phebe Cushman, another daughter of Lieutenant Isaac, married Na- 
thaniel Spooner, No. 60. 

5 8 Spooner Memorial. 

cember 2, 1709; d. . Six children. His 

two sons were soldiers in the Revolution- 
ary war. He was a farmer, and lived in 
52. v. — Thomas, b. January 16, 1718; d. March, 
1767; m. June 10, 1742, Rebecca, 37 d. of 
Judah 38 and Alice (Alden) Paddack ; b. 
May 12, 17 1 8 ; d. January, 1812. Nine 
children. He was a housewright; lived at 
Newport, Rhode Island, and New Lon- 
don, Connecticut. His children were born 
in the latter place. His five sons were all 
in service during the Revolutionary war; 
two of them are said to have been at Bun- 
ker Hill; one, tradition states, was at the 
great cc Tea-party" in Boston harbor. Two 
of his sons were printers, most promi- 
nently connected with the press, establish- 
ing the first paper in Vermont; and some 
of their descendants, and sons of another 
brother and their descendants, have been 
and are yet devoted to the " art preserva- 

37 She m. 2d, Captain Elijah Warren, of Cummington. 

38 Judah Paddack lived in Yarmouth, and subsequently in Dennis, of 
which town he was clerk. He was son of Zachariah and Deborah 
(Sears) Paddack, who lived in Yarmouth; who was Representative, 
1706; grandson of Robert Paddack, who was in Duxbury, 1638; re- 
moved to Barnstable. 

Spooner Memorial. 59 

tive of all arts." Hon. Wyman S., of Wis- 
consin, is a grandson of Thomas, as was 
the Hon. Alden B. S., of Virginia, and 
Colonel Alden S., of Brooklyn, New York. 
His daughter Rebecca m. Timothy, s. of 
Samuel and Abigail (Clark) Green, w'ho 
was a descendant of Bartholomew Green, 
who was in Cambridge, 1634. It was in 
the office of Timothy Green, in New Lon- 
don, Connecticut, that the Spooners — his 
brothers-in-law — learned the trade of print- 
ing, and by his assistance and influence that 
they were first established in business. 
Samuel Green, son of Bartholomew, in 
connection with Marmaduke Johnson, 
printed the celebrated iLfoz-Indian Bible, 
of which Cotton Mather said: c< Behold, 
ye Americans, the greatest honour that 
ever you were partakers of — the Bible was 
printed here at our Cambridge, and it is 
the only Bible that ever was printed in all 
America, from the very foundation of the 
world. The whole translation he writ with 
but one pen ; which pen, had it not been 
lost, would have certainly deserved a richer 
case than was bestowed upon the pen with 
which Holland writ his translation of Plu- 
tarch." cc This version has now become 

60 Spooner Memorial. 

a literary curiosity, there being scarcely 
any person living who can read or under- 
stand a single verse in it." — (Homes Bibl. 
Bib.) Allibone says : " The longest word 
used in the Bible is in St. Mark, i. , 40" — 
Wutappesittukqussunnookweh tunk quoh, 
<c Kneeling down to him." 

$3. vi. — Peter, b. . He was living Dec, 1743. 

54. vii. — Elizabeth, b. ; d. ; m. Septem- 
ber 18, 1 740, Joseph Clarke, of Newport, 
Rhode Island. One child. 

$5. viii. — Rosaman, b. January 4, 1724; d. . 

John Spooner lived in Dartmouth; was a farmer; is 
often named on the town records as holding official posi- 
tions. It is possible that he, and not his father, was the 
elected Representative, May 18, 17 10. 

His will is dated March 4, 1728, and was proved 
April 1 2, the same year. Estate valued at £1,9 13: 08: 06. 
William Spooner and Stephen West, Jr., trustees for his 
minor children. 


WILLIAM 3 (John, 2 William 1 ), b. May 11, 1680; d. 
; m. Alice Black. 39 

39 While the surname comes to us from descendants as given, I can 
not doubt that it should be Blackwell. Rev. Mr. Freeman writes me: 

Spooner Memorial. 6 1 

Children : 
§6. i. — Jemima, b. December 7, 1700; d. 

57. ii. — Joan, b. May 12, 1703; d. ; m. July 12, 

1727, James, s. of James and Mary (Par- 
ker) Witcomb, of Rochester; b. August 

14, 1697; d. . She was his second 

wife. He had two other wives. 

58. iii. — Elizabeth, b. May 12, 1703; d. . 

59. iv. — Micah, b. April 2, 1707; d. . 

60. v. — Nathaniel, b. April 21, 1709; d. Novem- 

ber, 1732; m. November 6, 1729, Phebe, 40 
d. of Lieutenant Isaac and Mrs. Sarah 
(Gibbs) Cushman ; b. March 14, 1703; 
d. . (See note No. 36.) 'Two chil- 
dren. He lived in Dartmouth ; was a 

" The Blackwells of Sandwich were generally called Black. Even 
since my remembrance the latter name was used for those who wrote 
their name Blackwell, and in some early instances of record the same 
liberty was taken. The progenitor himself is in one instance at least 
on record as Black." 

John Blackwell, son of Michael, of Sandwich, by wife Sarah, had: 
1. John, b. Dec. 26, 1675; 2. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 16, 1676; 3. Desire, 
b. Dec. 20, 1678; 4. Alice, b. May 8, 1681 ; 5. Jane, b. Nov. 3, 1682; 
6. Lettice, b. ; 7. Caleb, b. . 

Alice (4) I suppose to have been the Alice Black, wife of William 
Spooner. The names of some of the children of William would seem 
to indicate that she was of that family. 

40 She m. 2d, 1735, Barnabas, s. of Joseph and Amy or Mary (Al- 
len) Hatch; b. Feb. 4, 1704. She was his second wife. 

61 Spooner Memorial. 

farmer. His will was dated July 5, 1732. 
Estate appraised at £633 : 04: o. 

61. vi. — Rebecca, b. November 17, 1710; d. . 

62. vii. — Sarah, b. January 18, 1712; d. June 26, 

1768 ; m. June 23, 1735, J ames 3 s - °f 
John 41 and Mary (Saunders) Pitman ; b. 
1700; d. November 20, 1769. Seven chil- 
dren. He lived in Newport, R. I. 

63. viii. — Mercy, b. January 8, 17 14 ; d. . 

64. ix. — Isaac, b. January 9, 1716; d. May 14, 1800; 

m. November 15, 1743, Ruth, d. of Jere- 
miah 42 and Sarah (Coffin) Gardner, of Nan- 
tucket; b. May 12, 1720; d. -. Eleven 

children. He was a farmer; lived in Dart- 
mouth ; was constable, and held other 
offices. Six of his seven sons were sol- 
diers in the Revolutionary war ; one of 
them at the battle of Bunker Hill ; one was 

"John Pitman lived first at Harbor Island, one of the Bahama 
Islands, thence he moved to Nassau, New Providence. He lived there 
until the taking and burning of that place by the French and Spaniards 
in 1703. His house having been burned, he removed to Currant Island, 
thence to Thesa Island, and finally, in 1710, to the Colony of Rhode 
Island, and settled in Newport. He was a son of Henry Pitman, who 
was one of the first settlers of Nassau. 

42 He was a son of John and Susanna (Green) Gardner, grandson of 
John and Priscilla (Grafton) Gardner; and great-grandson of Captain 
Thomas Gardner, who was in Salem and held a grant of land, 1637, 
and who was a merchant and prominent man. 

Spooner Memorial. 63 

taken prisoner from the privateer Hope, 
and exchanged at Halifax, June 28, 1777, 
on order of Sir George Collier. A grand- 
son of his — Dr. Ward Spooner — is living 
in New Portland, Maine, in his 94th year. 

65. x. — Alice, b. March 27, 171 8 ; d. . 

66. xi. — William, b. January 29, 1720; d. ; m. 

November 8, 1750, Rachel, d. of John 43 
and Abigail (Buck) Noble; b. July 3, 

1726; d. . Seven children. He was a 

farmer; lived in Litchfield county, Conn. 
His will is dated May 8, 1796. One of 
his two sons was in service during the Rev- 
olutionary war, and is said to have been 
at Bunker Hill. 

67. xii. — Ebenezer, b. May 29, 1724; d. 1800; m. 

January 29, 1745, Sarah, d. of James 44 and 

43 His father, John Noble, was the first white settler of New Mil- 
ford, Conn.; went to that place from Westfield, Mass., in 1707. 
u Robinson Genealogy : 

1. Thomas Robinson was in Scituate, 1642; moved to Boston. 

He had three wives. He m. 2d, January 10, 1653, Mrs. 
Mary, widow of John Woodie, and d. of John Coggan, of 
Boston. She d. October 26, 1661. By her he had five 
children. His second child was: 

2. Thomas Robinson, b. ; d. June, 1700; m. Sarah, d. of 

Edward and Elizabeth (Weld) Denison, of Roxbury. One 
of his children was : 

3. James Robinson, b. March 15, 1690; d. about 1770; m. Pa- 

64 Spooner Memorial. 

Patience (Ruggles) Robinson; b. February 
9, 1720; d. February 22, 1806. Eleven 
children. He was a farmer; lived in War- 
ren, Conn.; was in service, 1759, m ^ e 
French and Indian war. His two sons were 
on duty in the Revolutionary war ; one, 
Ebenezer, was taken prisoner, and com- 
mitted to "Old Mill" prison, Plymouth, 
England. The other, Micah, died in the 

William Spooner lived in Dartmouth; was a farmer, 
and, by the positions held by him, seemed to have en- 
joyed the confidence of his townsmen. 


JONATHAN 3 (John, 2 William 1 ), b. August 28, 1681 ; 

d. April 13, [711; m. April 17, 1705, Anness 


His name is on the muster-roll of cc Maj. Paul Mas- 

caren's Co. of New England Troopers, during its being 

tience, d. of Samuel and Martha (Woodbridge) Ruggles; 
b. 1689; d. 1768. (See note No. 54.) He lived in Bos- 
ton, moved to Rochester, and thence to Hardwick. He 
had nine children. His first child was: 
4. Sarah Robinson, b. February 9, 1720; d. February 22, 1806; 
m. Ebenezer Spooner, No. 67. 

Spooner Memorial. 65 

at Annapolis Royal, in Her Majesties Service, from 
Oct. io^ 17 10, to Oct. 10, 17 n." He died April 13, 
"having been 185 days in service." 


ELIZABETH 3 (John, 2 William 1 ), b.June 19, 1683; d. 
July 14, 1743 ; m. January 28, 1702, Joseph, 
s. of Thomas 45 and Mary Taber; b. March 7, 
1679; d. . 

45 Thomas Taber was a son of Philip, who, as is learned from Sav- 
age, "was in Watertown, 1634, a subscriber towards building the 
Galley for securing the harbor, and was made freeman 14th of May 
of that year, yez he was one of the first settlers of Yarmouth, and 
member of the earliest Assembly of the Colony in 1639 and '40 for 
Yarmouth, as Baylies i., 305 and 7, showes. But he was afterward at 
the Vineyard, and thence went, in 1651,10 New London, and in 1656 
was among the freemen at Portsmouth, R. I., and not long after at 
Providence, of which he was a Representative, 1661. He lived later 
at Tiverton." 

Thomas Taber, b. February, 1646: d. . His first wife was a 

daughter of Rev. John Cooke, the latest male survivor of the 

Mayflower passengers. His second wife was Mary . By 

his first wife he had two children, and by his second he had ten 
children. He lived in Dartmouth ; was Representative several 
years. Two of his children by his second wife were : 

i. — Joseph, b. March 7, 1679; d. ; m. Elizabeth Spooner, No. 14. 

ii. — John, b. February 22, 1681 ; d. ; m. Phebe Spooner, No. 16. 

66 Spooner Memorial. 

Children : 

i. — Amos, b. April 29, 1703 ; d. ; m. Betsey 


ii. — Sarah, b. March 2, 1705; d. ; m. April 2, 

1727, Preserved Merrihew. Eleven children. 
The Merrihews were early settlers of Dart- 

iii. — Benjamin, b. December 2, 1706'; d. ; m. 

Susanna Lewis. Twelve children. 

iv. — Mary, b. June 6, 1708 ; d. ; m. Nicholas 

Crapo. The Crapos were in Dartmouth at an 
early date. 

v. — Joseph, b. February 15, 1710; d. ; m. Mary 

Tinkham. Five children. The Tinkhams were 
early settlers in Dartmouth ; John T. held a 
proprietary interest. 

vi. — Rebecca, b. October 11, 171 1; d. . 

vii. — Eleanor, b. March 28, 17 13 ; d. . 

viii. — John, b. August 8, 17 15 ; d. ■. 

ix. — Thomas, b. September 20, 17 17; d. July 14, 
1748; m. January 23, 1742, Ruth, d. of Will- 
iam and Desire (Manchester) Bennett; b. Sep- 
tember 6, 1725; d. April 5, 1812. 
x. — Elizabeth, b. November 2, 1718; m. John 
Spooner, No. 70. 

xi. — Peter, b. April 6, 1721; d. ; m. Sarah Jen- 
kins. Eight children. 
xii. — William, b. March 15, 1723; d. — — ; m. Mary 

Spooner Memorial. 6j 

xiii. — Abigail, b. April 16, 1725; d. ; m. Jere- 
miah, s. of Jeremiah and Lydia Bennett; b. Jan- 
uary 28, 1729; d. . Jeremiah B., Sen., was 

an early resident of Dartmouth. 

Joseph Taber lived in Dartmouth. Three of the 
Tabers — Thomas, Joseph, and Joseph, Jr. — held pro- 
prietary interests in that town. 


PHEBE 3 {John* William 1 ), b. May 11, 1687; m.John, 
s. of Thomas and Mary Taber — (See note No. 
45) — b. February 22, 1681. 

Children : 

i. — Thomas, b. July 18, 1712; d. July 14, 1748. 
ii. — Deborah, b. April 29, 1714; d. young, 
iii. — Rebecca, b. January 24, 17 16; m. December 9, 
1734, Stephen Taber. Eight children. 

iv. — Mary, b. August 25, 1717 ; d. . 

v. — Elnathan, b. September 15, 1720; d. ; m. 

Dorothy, d. of Joel and Mary Ellis ; b. Sep- 
tember 2, 1722. Two children. Joel Ellis was 
an early settler of Rochester. 

vi. — Phebe, b. March 6, 1723 ; d. ; m. Joseph 


vii. — Amaziah, b. November 23, 1724; d. ; m. 

November 16, 1749, Sarah Wing. 

68 Spooner Memorial. 

viii. — Jabez, b. June 22, 1727 ; d. ; m. Novem- 
ber 25, 1756, Abigail, d. of Zaccheus 46 and Sarah 
(Pope) Tobey. Five children. 

ix. — Deborah, b. May 25, 1731; d. ; m. Elna- 

than, s. of Zaccheus 46 and Sarah (Pope) Tobey. 


NATHAN 3 {John, 2 miliam 1 ), b. September 21, 1689. 
He was living 1744. His wife was Pa- 
tience . 

Children : 

68. i. — Jonathan, b. November 26, 1711; d. ; 

m. October, 1733, Mary, d. of Perez and 
Penelope (White) Crapo; b. September 13, 

1713 ; d. . Seven children. One of his 

sons was in the army, Revolutionary war. 

46 Samuel Tobey, b. ; d. September 22, 1737; lived in Sandwich, 

His wife was Abia . Two of his children were : 

i. — Joanna, b. May 22, 1697; m. Benjamin Spooner, No. 32. 
ii. — Zaccheus, b. January 14, 1704; m. January 1, 1727, Sarah, d. of 
John and Elizabeth (Bourne) Pope — (See note No. 49 (2), 1) 
— b. March 25, 1705. Two of his children: 
Abigail, m. Jabez Taber, No. 16 — viii. 
Elnathan, m. Deborah Taber, No. 16 — ix. 
And it is probable that Jabez Tobey, who m. Anna Spooner, 
No. 80, was a son of Zaccheus Tobey. 

Spooner Memorial. 

69. ii. — Deborah, b. February 14, 1714; m. January, 

1734, Thomas Polin, of Plymouth. 

70. iii. — John, b, November 16, 1 7 1 5 ; d. ; m. 

November 9, 1738, Elizabeth, d. of Joseph 
and Elizabeth (Spooner) Taber, No. 14 — x; 
b. Nov. 2, 17 1 8. Three children. His two 
sons were soldiers in the Revolutionary war. 

71. iv. — Pashent, b. March 20, 17 1 8 ; d. ; m. Feb- 

ruary 13, 1745, Francis, s. of Perez and 
Penelope (White) ' Crapo ; b. October 14, 

1705; d. . Eight children. He lived 

in Rochester. 

72. v. — Punelar, b. July 9, 1721; m. May 18, 1738, 

John Lake. The Lakes are found in Dart- 
mouth at an early date. 

73. vi. — Nathan, b. ; m. October 25, 1746, Han- 

nah Garden, of Freetown. 

Nathan Spooner, Sen., lived in Dartmouth. The rec- 
ords of that town evidence that he often served in minor 
official trusts. 


REBECCA 3 {John, 2 William 1 ), b. October 8, 1691; d. 
March 9, 1729; m. January 13, 1713, John, s. 
of James Tripp; b. November 3, 1685. 

Children : 

i. — George, b. April 27, 17 14; d. . 

70 Spooner Memorial. 

ii. — Mary, b. June 16, 1 7 1 6 ; d. . 

iii. — Timothy, b. January 22, 1718; d. . 

iv. — Ruth, b. April 4, 1720; d. . 

v. — Elizabeth, b. August 23, 1722; m. Aug. 8, 1745, 

Robert, s. of Joseph Brownell. Six children. The 

Brownells are found early in Dartmouth, 
vi. — Rebecca, b. July 27, 1724; m. March 4, 1745, 

Reuben, s. of Thomas Wait. Thomas Wait was 

an early settler in Dartmouth. 

John Tripp lived in Dartmouth. His second wife 
was Hannah Daniel, m. October 24, 1737. His father 
James was an early settler of Dartmouth, and held a 
proprietary interest under the deed of Bradford. 


BARNABAS 3 {John* milium 1 ), b. February 6, 1699; 
d. 1734; m. January 12, 1724, Zeuriah East- 

Children : 

74. i. — Moses, b. February 7, 1725; d. . 

75. ii. — Jane, b. February 8, 1728 ; m. December 27, 

1750, William Allen, of Barnstable. 

The will of Barnabas is dated February 7, 1733, 
proved June 20, 1734. He provides: 

'■'■Imp. — I give and Bequeath to Zeuriah, my Dearly beloved 
wife, my best bed and furniture to the same belonging. I also give 

Spooner Memorial. 7 i 

her the whole use and Improvement of all my Estate, both 
Real and Personally for the bringing up of my children, untill 
Moses, my eldest son, shall come of Lawfull age." 

The next "Item" is provision "for the payment of 
my just Debts, and for the comfortable Purpose of my 
aged and Honored father." 

He then provides for the use of property by his chil- 
dren, and its descent to his grandchildren, and, finally, 
we have : 

"And further, my will is that, in case all my children shall 
Dye childless, then I Devote all my Reall Estate to the use of 
the Ministry in the following manner (viz) : I give, it to the 
Church of Christ in Dartmouth, in Acushnet Village, so called, 
now named and Distinguished by the name of the Presbyterian 
Church, and the use and Improvement thereof to all Succeed- 
ing Generations, for the helping to support and maintain the 
ministry there according to the Present Establishment." 

His wife Zeuriah and Samuel Willis, Esq., executors. 
His estate was valued at .£1,436 : 17:6. 


WILLIAM 3 (Samuel, 2 fFilliam 1 ), b. February 13, i68q; 
d. 1750; m. November 25, 17 13, Mercy, d. 
of Lieutenant Jonathan 47 , and Mercy (War- 
ren) Delano ; b. ; d. . 

47 Delano Genealogy : 

1. — Philip De La Noy, Savage states, "came in the Fortune, 1621 

72 Spooner Memorial. 

76. i. — Philip, b. November 9, 1714; d. 

77. ii. — Nathaniel, b. September 10, 17 1 6 ; d. March 
6, 1799; m. June 29, 1749, Hannah Black- 
well; b. February 21, 17 19; d. February 
22, 1795. Four children. He lived in Dart- 
mouth. His will is dated December 23, 

born of French or Flemish Protestant parents, but of the En- 
glish Church at Leyden, Winslow says, and 19 years old at 
his coming; was son of, probably, Jean and Maria d'Launey ; 
baptized 7 Dec, 1603, in the Walloon Church of Leyden ; 
was freeman of the colony, 1632; removed soon after to 
Duxbury; married, 19 Dec, 1634, Esther Dewsbury, and 
next, 1657, Mary, widow of James Glass, daughter of Will- 
iam Pontus (though Ricketson makes her a daughter of James 
Churchill, who is wholly unknown to me). He removed to 
Bridgewater, of which place he was one of the original pro- 
prietors, and was one of the original purchasers of Dart- 
mouth." One of his children by his second wife was : 

2. — Lieutenant Jonathan Delano, b. 1658; d. December 23, 1720; 
m. February 26, 1678, Mercy, d. of Nathaniel 48 and Sarah 

(Walker) Warren; b. February 20, 1658; d. . He 

was one of the proprietors of Dartmouth ; lived there ; held 
the offices of constable, surveyor, selectman, representative, 
etc, etc. He had eleven children. His daughter 

3. — Mercy, b. ; m. William Spooner, November 21. 

is Nathaniel Warren was a son of Richard and Elizabeth Warren, who came in 
the Mayflower, and, as Thatcher says, Richard was "a man of great usefulness during 
the sufferings and difficulties of the first settlement." His widow, Elizabeth, was one 
of the first purchasers of Dartmouth, and died October 20, 1673, aged about go years. 

Spooner Memorial. 73 

1796, proved May 7, 1799. Two of his 
three sons were soldiers in the Revolution- 
ary war. 

78. iii. — Joseph, b. May 19, 1718; d. 1770; m. No- 

vember 13, 1748, Deborah, d. of Simpson 
and Sarah (Jenney) Spooner, No. 123 ; b. 
November 15, 1724; d. . Eight chil- 
dren. He lived in Dartmouth. His will 
has date October 3, 1770, proved February 
17, 1771. His three sons served in the 
Revolutionary war; one is supposed to have 
died in the army, as he is not heard of after- 

79. iv. — Mercy, b. August 20, 1721; d. -. 

80. v. — Anna, 49 b. September 29, 1723 ; d. ; m. 

March 2, 1749, Jabez Tobey. (See note 
No. 46.) Two children. 

81. vi. — -Samuel, b. August 3 1, 1726; d. 1795; m. No- 

49 1 suppose her to have had a second husband, and that she m. 2d, 
Jabez, s. of John and Experience Wing, who was son of John and 
Martha (Spooner) Wing, No. 5 — iv.; b. October 12, 1728; d. Novem- 
ber 9, 1809. Four children. 

The descendants of Jabez Wing give the name of his wife as Annab 
Spooner, b. 1723; d. May 15, 1802. 

The two children of Jabez and Anna (Spooner) Tobey were : 
1. Philip, b. September 10, 1750; 2. Tabitha, b. May 11, 1752. 

The children of Jabez and Annah (Spooner) Wing were: 1. Jashub, 

b. 1756; 2. Philip, b. ; 3. Mary, b. ; 4. Tabitha, b. ; 

and this is no doubt the correct order of births. 

74 Spooner Memorial. 

vember 16, 1749, Susannah, d. of Ignatius 
and Catherine (Greene) Jenney — (See note 

No. 82) — b. December 5, 1725; d. — . 

Six children. He lived in Dartmouth. His 
three sons were in the army during the Rev- 
olutionary war. 
82. vii. — Mary, b. ; d. ; m. Handy. 

William Spooner was a farmer in Dartmouth ; held 
the offices of Surveyor of Highways, Constable, etc. 
His father Samuel conveyed, January 4, 1725 : 

"In consideration of y e love & Good will & EfFection which 
I have and do bear towards my loving son, Will 111 Spooner, junr., 
of y e Town & County afores d ' have given and by these presents 
Do hereby Clearly & absolutely Give & grant vnto y° s d Will m 
Spooner, his heirs, Ex rs ' Ad mrs ' & assigns for ever, one Eighth 
part of a Share of Land of y e Eight hundred & four hundred 
acre Divisions, Excepting seventy seven rods, which I, y e s cl 
Sam 1 Spooner, purchased of Cap* Delano, Lying and being in 
y e undivided Lands in y e Town & County afore 8 ' 1 ." 

And Samuel S. conveyed to his son William, August 
10, 1731: 

" In consideration of Five hundred pounds, * * part of 
my Homestead where he now lives, being at a stake, y e south- 
westerly corner bounds of lands, formerly John Spooner's, now 
the Homestead of Nathan Spooner, & from thence south, four 
degs. east, ninety Rods, In y° line of John Jenne's land to the 
south east corner of s' 1 Jenne's s d land at a white oak. tree, and 
from thence * * * to a great rock abounds Seth Spooner's 

Spooner Memorial. 7 5 

land, that he formerly bought of his father, and from thence 
north * * * abound of Nath 1 Shepherd's land, that he 
bought of Samuel Spooner. * * * And salt marsh meadow, 
Lying to y e eastward of Nasquatucket brook, or Creek, in 
Miery neck, * >!< corner bounds of Isaac Pope's, * * a 
north corner bound of a lot formerly Samuel Hix's, * * * 
at the head of a Cove, abound of Jabez Delano's meadow. 
* * * And together with all my Salt marsh meadow, Lying 
on y e eastward side of Nasquatucket. * * " 


MARY 3 {Samuel, 2 William 1 ), b. January 4, 1691; m. 
February 6, 1733, Caleb Peckham. 

The Peckhams were in Rhode Island at the earliest 
date, and are found among early settlers of Dartmouth. 


SAMUEL 3 (Samuel, 2 IVi/liam 1 ), b. February 4, 1693 ; 
d. 178 1 ; m. April 10, 17 17, Rebecca Weston, 50 
of Duxbury; b. ; d. Jan. 20, 1729. 

50 Her parentage can not be reliably determined. She was no doubt a 
descendant of Edward Weston, who came in the " Elizabeth and Ann," 
1635, and married a Soule, as Winsor supposes, a daughter of George 
and Mary (Becket) Soule, who came in the Mayflower, under the pro- 
tection of Edward Winslow. 

J 6 Spooner Memorial. 

Children : 

83. i. — Esther, b. January 26, 1718; d. ; m. 

March 25, 1742, Elnathan, s. of Jonathan 
and Susanna (Pope) Hathaway — (See note 
No. $2) — b. February 16, 1720; d. Feb- 
ruary 24, 1809. Four children. 

84. ii. — Hannah, b. August 18, 1719; d. February 6, 

1812; m. March 30, 1743, Captain Benja- 
min, s. of Hon. Samuel 51 and Mehitable 
(Gifford) Willis; b. May 13, 1718; d. 1756. 
Seven children. He lived in Hardwick. A 
granddaughter of his, Mrs. Betsey (Childs) 
Tenney, was b. May 27, 1772; d. March 
15, 1870. 

85. iii. — Thomas, b. April 3, 1721; d. 1770; m. De- 

cember, 1760, Mrs. Grace Sellers, 52 daughter 

of Crandon. '•Two children. He was 

a mariner; lived on Sconticut neck. The 

51 Hon. Samuel Willis lived in New Bedford; was one of the most 
prominent and useful men of that place. He held the rank of Colonel 
under the English crown; was Special Justice of the Court of Common 
Pleas, and long a Justice of the Peace. His great-grandfather was Dea- 
con John Willis, whose wife was Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of William 
Palmer, and daughter of Hodgkins. He was in Duxbury as early as 
1637; an original proprietor of Bridgewater, and an early settler in 
that place. He sustained many offices, both at Duxbury and Bridge- 
water, and of the latter place was representative twenty-five years. 

52 She was probably a granddaughter of John and Jean Crandon, who 
lived in Dartmouth. 

Spoon er Memorial. 77 

account of Grace, his widow, as adminis- 
tratrix, was filed June 24, 1 77 1 ; amount, 
,£95 : if: 42. His eldest daughter, Re- 
becca, died August 23, 1858, in her 97th 

86. iv. — Zephaniah, b. May 15, 1724; d. . 

87. v. — Amaziah, b. March 9, 1726; d. ; m. 

February 22, 1749, Lydia, d. of James and 

Lydia (Child) Fay; b. ; d. . (See 

note No. $$.) Ten children. He lived in 
Hardwick; was a farmer. His five sons 
were in the army during the Revolutionary 
m. 2d, March 8, 1729, Deborah, d. of Isaac '' and 
Alice Pope; b. April 25, 1693; d. . 

53 Pope Genealogy: 

I. — Thomas Pope, b. — — ; d. . He was in Plymouth, 163 1, 

and, as is learned by the records, was an active and useful 
man ; often called to serve on juries, committees of arbitra- 
tion, etc., etc.; and yet he had to answer for offenses against 
the law: "December, 1663, Thomas Pope and Gyles Rick- 
ard, Seni r >" were arrested" for breaking the King's peace by 
striking each other, and were fined each three shillings and 
four pence ;" and " said Pope, his striking of said Rickard's 
wife, and for other turbulent carriages, in word and deed, the 
court have centenanced him to find sureties for his good be- 
haviour." June 7, 1670, he was "fined ten shillings for vil- 
lifying the ministry." The evidences are that he was a man 
of positive will, great force of character, and of business 

7 8 Spooner Memorial. 

Children : 

88. vi. — Elnathan, b. November 20, 1730; d. May 
29, 1816. 

ability; at times "turbulent," and disposed to resent a wrong; 
not so positively bound to the church but that he would 
freely express his opinion of the ministry ; and, withal, he 
was a much trusted and influential man in Plymouth, as is 
clearly seen by the records of that colony. The exact date 
of his removal to Dartmouth is not known ; but as he is 
found there soon after the fine "for villifying the ministry," 
the probability is that he went knowing that church rates 
were not taxed there, and that he might give free expression 
of his opinion of "the ministry," and have no fear of the 
law. His will has date " 12-5-1683;" witnessed by John 
Cook and Thomas Taber. Two of his sons — Seth and Isaac 
— held proprietary interests in Dartmouth. He m. January 
28, 1637, Ann, d. of Gabriel and Catherine Fallowell, of 

Plymouth ; b. ; d. . 

i. — Hannah, b. 1639; d- March 12, 17 10; m. Joseph, s. of Robert 
and Mary (Warren) Bartlett, of Plymouth; b. 1638. Seven 
children. Robert Bartlett came in the Ann, 1623; was one 
of the first purchasers of Dartmouth. 

m. 2d, May 29, 1646, Sarah, d. of John and Sarah (Carey) Jenney — 

(see note No. 82) — b. . 

Children : 
2. ii. — Seth, b. January 13, 1648; d. March 17, 1727. 

iii. — Susanna, b. 1649; d. 1675; m. November 7, 1666, Jacob, 

s. of Experience and Jane (Cook) Mitchell ; b. ; d. 1675. 

Three children. Mitchell lived in Dartmouth; was a carpen- 
ter ; held the rank of Ensign. " He and his wife, at the 

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89. vii. — Arigail, b. April 1 1, 1732 ; d. Dec. 10, 1 829; 
m. Nov. 20, 1752, John, s. of John and 
Abigail (Pope) Jenney — (See note 82) — b. 

commencement of Philip's war, 1675, were killed by the 
Indians, earlv in the morning, as they were going to the gar- 
rison, whither they had sent their children the afternoon be- 
fore." His father, Experience, came in the Ann, 1623; had 
lived in Leyden ; lived in Plymouth, Duxbury, and Bridge- 
water, and of the latter place was an original proprietor. 

iv. — Sarah, b. 1650 ; d. ; m. November 13, 1676, Samuel, s. of 

Governor Thomas and Mary (Richards) Hinckley ; b. Feb- 
ruary 14, 1653 ; d. March 19, 1697. Eleven children. He 
lived in Barnstable. Governor Thomas Hinckley was a son 
of Samuel and Sarah Hinckley, who came in the Hercules, 
1635, and were from Tenterden, Eng. Mrs. Sarah (Pope) 
Hinckley m. 2d, August 17, 1698, Thomas, s. of Mrs. Rose 
(Hyellier) Huckins ; b. April 25, 1651 ; d. 1714. She was 
his second wife ; by him she had one child. 
v. — Thomas, b. March 25, 1651. It is supposed that he died in 

his minority, as the name is not found in his father's will, 
vi. — John, b. March 15, 1653. He was killed by Philip's warriors, 

3. vii. — Isaac, b. ; d. 1737. 

viii. — Joanna, b. ; d. 1737; m. March 15, 1683, John, s. of 

Arthur and Sarah (Cook) Hathaway; b. September 17, 1653. 
Eight children. He lived in Dartmouth. M. 2d, Patience 

, and by her had ten children. Arthur Hathaway and 

his son John were proprietors of Dartmouth. 

(2.) Captain Seth 2 Pope, b. January 13, 1648; d. March 17, 1727. 
His wife was Deborah . He had a second wife, Re- 
becca . All his children were by his first wire. 

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November 2, 1730; d. August 23, 18 14. Six 
children. He lived in Hard wick. Two of 
his three sons were soldiers during the Rev- 

Children : 
i. — John, b. Oct. 23, 1675; d. 1725; m. Elizabeth, d. of Elisha 
and Patience (Skiff) Bourne; b. June 26, 1679; d. 171 5. Six 

children. M. 2d, Experience . Three children. His 

daughter Sarah, b. March 25, 1705, m. Zaccheus Tobey. 
(See note No. 46.) 

ii. — Thomas, b. September 1, 1677; d. ; m. July 16, 1702, 

Elizabeth Handley, of Boston. She m. 2d, John Chipman, 
and m. 3d, William Russell. 

iii. — Susannah, b. July 31, 168 1 ; d. February 5, 1760; m. Decem- 
ber 31, 1701, Jonathan, s. of Jonathan Hathaway; b. ; 

d. September 7, 1766. Ten children. He lived in Dartmouth. 
A daughter of his, Abigail, b. December 14, 1704; d. Octo- 
ber 19, 1782; m. Seth Spooner, No. 25; and a son, Elna- 

than, b. January 16, 1720; d. ; m. Esther Spooner, 

No. 83. 

iv. — Sarah, b. February 16, 1683; d. September 29, 1756; m. David, 
s. of Captain John and Hannah (Andrews) Peabody ; b. July 
12, 1678; d. . Eleven children. He lived in Boxford. 

v. — Mary, b. September 11, 1686 ; d. ; m., 1720, Charles, s. 

of Nathaniel and Sarah (Barstow) Church ; b. . He 

was drowned, 1727. One child. He lived in Freetown. 

vi. — Seth, b. February 5, 1689; d. February, 1762; m. Hannah, 
d. of Elisha and Patience (Skiff) Bourne; b. May 4, 1689. 
Five children. 

vii. — Hannah, b. December 14, 1693 ; d. ; m. Rev. Samuel, s. 

of Ephraim and Joanna (Alcock) Hunt; b. February 8, 1 681 ; 
d. January 21, 1736. Five children. He was the first min- 
ister settled over the church at Dartmouth. (See No. 2.) 

Spooner Memorial. 

olutionary war, and were with Shayes in 
his rebellion; their descendants can not be 

viii. — Elnathan, b. August 5, 1694; d. ; m. March, 1716, 

Margaret, d. of Isaac and Alice Pope, No. (3) — ii.; b. June 
30, 1690. Nine children. He lived in Dartmouth. 
ix. — Captain Lemuel, b. February 21, 1696; d. May 23, 177 1 ; 
m. February 4, 1 7 19, Elizabeth, d. of Ephraim and Joanna 
(Alcock) Hunt; b. 1697; d. July 2, 1782. Ten children. 
He lived in Dartmouth. 

(3.) — Isaac 2 Pope, b. ; d. . His wife was Alice . He 

lived in Dartmouth. His will is dated November 19, 1734, 
and proved September 21, 1737. His widow died, 1755; on 
May 6 of that year, her son-in-law, Samuel Spooner, was 
qualified as executor of her estate. 
Children : 

i. — Abigail, b. December 23, 1687; d. ; m. John Jenney. 

(See note No. 82.) 
ii. — Margaret, b. June 30, 1690; m. March, 17 16, Elnathan, s. of 
Captain Seth and Deborah Pope, b. August 5, 1694. (No. 
(2) — viii.) 

iii. — Deborah, b. April 25, 1693 ; d. ; m. March 8, 1729, 

Samuel Spooner, No. 23. 
iv. — Thomas, b. April 6, 1695 ; m. Reliance, d. of Rev. Nathaniel 
and Reliance (Hinckley) Stone; b. April 23, 1703. 

v. — Isaac, b. September 10, 1697; d. ; m. March 23, 1729, 

Lydia, d. of Jacob and Rebecca (Cushman) Mitchell; b. . 

Six children. 
vi. — Joanna, b. March 31, 1700; d. young. 

vii. — Elnathan, b. August 14, 1703 ; d. November 13, 1744; m. 
November 12, 1727, Rebecca, d. of Jacob and Rebecca 
(Cushman) Mitchell. Two children. 

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traced. They both changed their names to 
Jennings, and soon left Hardwick. 
90. viii. — Seth, b. August 31, 1735 ; d. December 11, 
1768 ; m. 1760, Dinah, d. of David and 
Mary (Coffin) Gardner; b. December 28, 
1742; d. April 11, 1 8 18. Four children. 
He lived on Nantucket; was a cordwainer. 
The "Great Bible" of Samuel, the father, 
was given by will to William, the son of 

Samuel S. was a farmer; lived to the east of " The- 
Head-of-Tne-River;" was often called upon to fill va- 
rious town offices. 

He was a thrifty man, gathering to himself lands — 
added largely to his inheritance. His will is dated Sep- 
tember 5, 1777, and was proved May 1, 178 1. The 
great part of his property, after making provision for 
the widow and two daughters of his son Thomas, he 
gives to his son Elnathan ; and to him he had pre- 
viously made "deed of gift of my homestead." His 
other children had evidently been liberally provided for 
before executing his will. Elnathan remained on the 
cc homestead." The old farm remained in the family 
until 1855, when it was sold by Lemuel Spooner, No. 
149, to Mr. Dillingham. 

Of the church where his fathers worshiped, Rev. Israel 
Cheever became the pastor, September 22, 1722, and 
continued in that relation for thirty years. He was a 

Spooner Memorial. 83 

graduate of Harvard; died at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, 
June, 18 \i. He was succeeded by: 

Rev. Samuel West, who was settled over the church 
in 1 76 1. He was a graduate of Harvard, and received 
the degree of Doctor of Divinity from his Alma Mater 
1793. He continued his ministerial labors in Acushnet 
until June, 1803. 

He was one of the most eminent men of his day. 
Sprague, in his "Annals of the American Pulpit" says of 
him : 

"As a preacher, he was distinguished for great strength of 
mind, and what seemed a complete mastery of the difficult sub- 
jects which he was in the habit of bringing into the pulpit. He 
was a man of profound thought and learning, but the enthusiasm 
of his life was spent on subjects which, however interesting to 
the speculative inquirer, have little to do with the practical con- 
cerns of life. 

" Dr. West began his ministry at a period of religious excite- 
ment, such as our country never before had witnessed. Many, 
without learning, without fixed principles, or any habits of thought, 
were led on by a sort of religious frenzy to propose doctrines and 
measures by which, in the extravagance of inward illuminations, 
the authority of reason and the Scriptures, of civil government 
and ecclesiastical forms, should be dispensed with. He was sur- 
rounded by new and wandering lights. A society of them was 
formed within his own precinct. 

"Then, as now, there were those who, from an exclusive ra- 
tionalism, rejected the peculiar doctrines of Christianity ; while, 
on the other hand, were the exclusive religious zealots, who, in 
the fervor of their devotions, forgot the duties of a Christian 

84 Spooner Memorial. 

life, and would entirely divorce faith from reason, and piety from 
virtue. In reference to these Dr. West said: 'To preach Christ 
is to preach the whole system of Divinity, as it consists of both 
Natural and Revealed Religion. Has the Preacher discharged 
his duty that takes no care to show his people the obligation 
they lie under to live sober, righteous, and godly lives ; or that 
has never explained and insisted upon the several branches of 
social virtues and benevolence ? On the other hand, can any 
one think that he has faithfully discharged the trust reposed in 
him, who insists altogether on what is called Natural Religion, 
without ever mentioning the peculiar doctrines of Revelation ? 
Why should we separate what God has joined together ? Can 
we expect that sinners should ever return to God with all their 
hearts, unless we show them the necessity of Divine grace in 
order thereunto ? Can you say that there is any absurdity in 
supposing that the Divine Being may strengthen our faculties 
in the search of truth, that he may impress upon our minds a 
lively sense of Divine things, excite us to piety and dissuade us 
from sin ? Where doctrines of mere Natural Religion are in- 
sisted on to the negleet of the peculiar doctrines of Revelation, 
we can at most expect to find only a few fashionable, civil gen- 
tlemen, but destitute of real piety. As, on the other hand, where 
the distinguishing doctrines of Christianity alone are insisted 
upon, we shall find that men are very apt to run into enthusiasm. 
A true Gospel minister should seek to avoid both extremes. 
When he insists on moral virtues, he should enforce them on 
Christian motives. He should preach up the perfections of God 
to regulate our devotion ; the doctrine of atonement, and social 
virtues as the effects of a Christian temper.' 

" From the beginning of our difficulties with the mother coun- 
try Dr. West was an ardent patriot. He could keep no terms 

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with those who were hesitating or lukewarm, but blazed out 
against them. And he did not confine himself to the expression 
of his opinions in his own quiet home. Immediately after the 
battle of Bunker Hill, he set out to join the American army, 
and do what he might as a minister of God, to keep up their 
courage. He remained there several months as a Chaplain. It 
was while in the army, as a Chaplain, that he gained great noto- 
riety by deciphering for General Washington a treasonable letter 
from Dr. Church to an officer in the British army. 

" Father West, as he was always called at that time, was an 
influential member of the Convention that framed the Constitu- 
tion of the State of Massachusetts, and also of the Convention 
for the adoption of the Constitution of the United States ; and 
in this latter Convention it was in no small measure, through 
his persona] influence with Governor Hancock, that that dis- 
tinguished man was persuaded to give his assent to the adoption 
of the Federal Constitution." 


DANIEL 3 {Samuel, 2 William 1 ), b. February 28, 1694; 
d. 1797; m. October 10, 1728, Elizabeth 
Ruggles, said to have been a daughter of 

Benjamin and Elizabeth Ruggles; b. ; 

d. . 

Children : 

91. i. — Lucy, b. October 29, 1729; d. April 2, 1821; 
m. December 4, 1745, Edward, s. of Rev. 

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Timothy 54 and Mary (White) Ruggles ; b. 
August 30, 1723; d. May 21, 1778. Eight 

54 Ruggles Genealogy: 

1. — Thomas Ruggles 1 came in 1637 ; was from Nazig, Essex county, 
England, and settled in Roxbury; was freeman 1639; died No- 
vember 15, 1644. His wife was Mary . One of his chil- 
dren, who was born in England, was : 

2. — Samuel Ruggles, 2 b. 1629; d. August 15, 1692. He was a very 
prominent man in Roxbury, serving as Selectman and Represent- 
ative ; had the rank of Captain; m. January 10, 1655, Hannah, 
d. of George Fowle, of Charlestovvn. She d. October 24, 1669. 
By her he had eight children : m. 2d, May 26, 1670, Ann, d. of 
Henry and Ann (Goldstone) Bright, of Watertown ; b. March 
17, 1644 ; d. September 5, 171 1. By her he had six children. 
His third child was : 

3. — Samuel Ruggles, 3 b. June 1, 1658; d. February 15, 171 5. He 
lived in Roxbury, and succeeded his father as Captain, Select- 
man, and Representative; m. July 8, 1688, Martha, d. of Rev. 
John and Mercy (Dudley) Woodbridge, of Newbury. She d. 
1738. Ten children. His fifth child was: 

Patience, b. 1689 ; m. James Robinson. (See note 44.) 
The third child of Samuel R. was: 

4. — Rev. Timothy Ruggles, 4 b. November 3, 1685 ; d. October 24, 
1 768. He was a graduate of Harvard ; settled in Rochester, where 
he was long pastor of the church, and a most useful man in town 
afKtirs. Inheriting large interests in the town of Hardwick by 
the proprietary purchase of his father, he was active and alive 

to all its necessities: m. Mary, d. of White; b. ; d. 

January 23, 1749. He had twelve children. His seventh child: 
Edward, b. August 30, 1723; d. May 21, 1778 ; m. Lucy 
Spooner, No. 91. 

Spooner Memorial. 87 

children. He lived in Hardwick; was a use- 
ful citizen. Mrs. Ruggles was a woman of 
rare ability, undoubted courage and perse- 
verance ; for many years after the death of 
her husband she managed her affairs with 
much credit, and not until late in life did 
she relinquish the cares of business for a 
residence with her son Daniel. 

92. ii. — Elizabeth, b. July 14, 173 1 ; d. ; m. 

Lieutenant Daniel, 55 s. of James and Lydia 
(Child) Fay; b. 1730; d. February, 18 15. 
Three children. He lived in Hardwick. His 
title is said to have been obtained by service 
in the Revolutionary war. He m. 2d, Mary 
Causby, and by her had nine children. 

55 Fay Genealogy: 

I. — John Fay, b. in England about [648; d. December 5, 1690. He 
came in the Speedwell, 1656; went, as is said, first to Sudbury, 
where, it is supposed, he had relatives ; was in Marlboro as 
early as 1669; for a time he lived in Watertown ; returned to 

Marlboro. His first wife was Mary . By her he had three 

children : m. 2d, July 5, 1678, Mrs. Susanna, widow of Joseph 
Morse and d. of William and Susan Shattuck, of Watertown. 
By her he had five children. His first child was : 

2. — John Fay, b. November 30, 1669; d. . He lived in that 

part of Marlboro which is now Westborough ; was one of the 
most prominent citizens of that place, and filled the principal 
town offices; m. Elizabeth Wellington ; m. 2d, December 2, 
1729, Levir.ah Brigham. He had ten children; all by his first 
wife. His seventh child was : 

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93. iii. — Philip, b. December 13, 1733; d. September 
30, 1826; m. December 26, 1759, Eliza- 
beth, d. of Kenelam 53 and Elizabeth (Clapp) 

3. — James Fay, b. December 27, 1707; d. 1777. He moved to Hard- 
wick, and was Deacon of the Separate Church in that place ; 
m. Dec. 9, 1727, Lydia, d. of Joseph and Mary (Thatcher) 
Child; b. June 2, 1706. Nine children. His second child: 

Lydia, b. ; m. Amaziah Spooner, No. 87. 

His fourth child : 

Daniel, b. 1730; d. Feb., 181 5 ; m. Elizabeth Spooner, No. 92. 
55 Winslow Genealogy: 

1. — Kenelam Winslow, b. April 30, 1599; d. September 16, 1672. 
He was a brother of Governor Edward Winslow, who came in 
the Mayflower, and was a son of Edward and Magdalene Wins- 
low, of Droitwich, England. Kenelam came in 1629;' settled 
in Marshfield, "near the extremity of a neck of land lying be- 
tween Green Harbor and South Rivers. This tract of the 
township was considered the Eden of the region." He was a 
prominent man; often Representative; m. June, 1634, Mrs. 
Elinor (Newton), widow of John Adams, of Plymouth ; b. 1 598 ; 
d. December 5, 1681. He had four children. His first child was: 

2. — Kenelam Winslow, b. 1635; d. November 4, 1 7 1 5. He lived 
at Yarmouth: m. Mercy Worden ; b. 1640; d. September 22, 
1688. Five sons : m. 2d, June 5, 1690, Bethia Hall. His fourth 
son was : 

3. — Samuel Winslow, b. . He lived at Rochester. His wife was 

Mercy . He had six children. His fifth child was : 

4. — Kenelam Winslow, b. February 20, 17 12; d. ; m. Elizabeth 

Clapp. One of his children was : 

Elizabeth, b. May 4, 1737; d. April 8, 1792; m. Philip 
Spooner, No. 93. 

Spooner Memorial. 89 

Winslow; b. May 4, 1737; d. April 8, 
1792. Nine children: m. 2d, Eunice, d. of 
Samuel Trow; b. May 15, 1737; d. May 
30, 1830, He lived in Petersham; inher- 
ited the homestead of his father, which de- 
scended to his son Clapp, and is yet in the 
family. His son Clapp was a volunteer in 
the company of Wing. Spooner, No. 96. 
94. iv. — Shearjashub, b. August 14, 1735; d. April 
25, 1785; m. May 13, 1760, Susannah, d. 
of Ebenezer and Prudence (Dudley) Whip- 
ple; b. ; d. March 22, 1796. Ten chil- 
dren. He lived in Petersham ; moved to 
Heath, 1779; was a farmer, and house- 
carpenter and joiner by trade. He was a 
volunteer in our Revolutionary struggle; 
marched to re-enforce General Stark, August 
21, 1777. Five of his children lived to 
more than fourscore years. Four of his 
grandsons — sons of Paul S. — were gradu- 
ated as physicians, and have been eminent 
in their profession; and a fifth was educated 
as a dentist by one of his brothers ; one of 
them, Dr. Shearjashub S., "purchased and 
restored the plates of, and reissued, Boy- 
dell's Shakespeare Gallery;" published a 
number of works on Dentistry; Anecdotes 
of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Archi- 

go Spooner Memorial. 

tects, and Curiosities of Art, 1853, 3 vols., 
i8mo.; also, Biographical and Critical Dic- 
tionary of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors, 
and Architects, from Ancient to Modern 
Times; with the Monograms, Ciphers, and 
Marks used by Distinguished Artists to 
certify their works, 1853, royal octavo, pp. 
1300. A new edition was issued in 1865, 
2 vols., imp. 8vo., and 100 copies 4-to., 
$540: advanced to $75: and copies extended 
to 6 vols., 4-to., by the insertion of over 
1,000 engraved portraits, $1,000. 

95. v. — Ruggles, b. March 24, 1737; d. 1831; m. 

Mehitable, d. of Joshua and Lydia Nye; 
b. 1763; d. September 1, 1855. He lived 
in Dana; was a man of a marked and posi- 
tive will, contentious, and but seldom free 
from a lawsuit. He served in the com- 
pany of Captain Zadock Stone, 1757, and 
was in the regiment of Colonel Timothy 
Ruggles, 1759, French and Indian war; 
and was on duty in the war of the Revolu- 
tion, from his enlistment as a minute-ma'n, 
April 19, 1775; and we last find him in the 
company of Captain Joseph Elliot, Colonel 
Luke Drury, 1781, 

96. vi. — Wing, b. December 29, 1738 ; d. December 

7, 1 8 10; m. January 27, 1763, Eunice, d. 

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of Joseph Stevens; b. August 31, 1746; 
d. August, 1838. Twelve children. He 
lived in Petersham; was a house-carpenter 
and farmer. The various official positions 
to which he was called is evidence of his 
business ability and intelligence, and the 
high confidence that his townsmen had in 
him. He entered upon duty in the Revo- 
lutionary war April 19, 1775, as a volunteer 
in the company of Captain John Wheeler, 
Colonel Ephraim Doolittle ; in 1777 he 
held the rank of Captain in the regiment 
of Colonel Nathan Sparhawk; was at West 
Point in command of his company at the 
time of the treason of Arnold ; was en- 
gaged in the battle of White Plains, Octo- 
ber 28, 1776 ; a commissioner to The Gar- 
net, etc. Two of his sons were volunteers 
in the same war. Hon. William B. Spooner, 
the distinguished temperance advocate, is a 
grandson of his. Lysander Spooner, Esq., 
another grandson, is author of The Un- 
constitutionality of Slavery; Poverty, its 
Illegal Causes and Legal Cure; A Defense 
for Fugitive Slaves against the Acts of Con- 
gress ; An Essay on the Trial by Jury; A 
New System of Paper Currency; No Trea- 
son, etc., etc. Allibone says : "As a vigor- 

g2 Spooner Memorial. 

ous and perspicuous writer, Mr. Spooner 
has attained considerable reputation ; some 
of his legal and political positions have 
been warmly endorsed and as warmly con- 
97. vii. — Eliakim, b. April 7, 1740; d. January 3, 1820; 
m. September 2, 1764, Bathsheba, d. of Jon- 
athan 57 and Bathsheba Warner; b. July 24, 
1746; d. January 29, 1 83 1. Two children. 

57 Warner Genealogy : 

I. — Andrew Warner, b. ; d. December 18, 1684. He was in 

Cambridge 1632; removed to Hartford with the original pro- 
prietors of that place in 1636, and was one of the settlers of 
Hadley, 1659. The name °f his first wife is not known, 
m. 2d, Mrs. Esther, widow of Thomas Selden. Nine children 
by his first wife. His fourth child was: 

2. — Daniel Warner, b. ; d. April 30, 1692. He lived in that 

part of Hadley since known as Hatfield. His first wife was 

Mary . She died September 19, 1672: m. 2d, April 1, 

1674, Martha, d. of Robert and Mary Boltwood ; b. ; d. 

September 22, 17 10. Six children by his first wife, and ten by 
his second. His second child was : 

3. — Daniel Warner, b. 1666; d. . He lived in Hatfield, West 

Hartford, and Hardwick; m. December 12, 1688, Mary, d. of 

John and Mary Hubbard; b. April 10, 1669; d. . He 

had seven children. His fifth child was : 

4. — Jonathan Warner, b. 1704; d. May 28, 1761. He lived in 

Hardwick. His wife was Bathsheba -. Ten children. His 

seventh child was : 

Bathsheba, b. July 24, 1746; d. January 29, 1 831; m. 
Eliakim Spooner, No. 97. 

Spooner Memorial. 93 

He was in military life as early as 1757, and 
in 1759 in the French and Indian war; and 
was on duty in the early part of the Revo- 
lutionary war. In early manhood he moved 
to Vermont and settled at Westminster. 
His sympathies having been early enlisted 
in behalf of the interests of the State — pos- 
sessed, as he was, of good talents and judg- 
ment, sustaining a stern, unswerving, repub- 
lican integrity, with philosophical habits of 
thought and expression — he was often called 
to responsible offices. He frequently rep- 
resented his town in the State Legislature, 
and was elected one of the Executive Council 
of the State from 1802 to 1807, inclusive. 
98. viii. — Daniel, b. December 10, 1741; d. November, 
1828; m. November 18, 1766, Abigail, d. 
of William 5s and Sarah (Mason) Munroe; 
b. March 7, 1745; d. 1846. Nine children. 

58 Munroe Genealogy: 

1. — William Munroe, b. 1625 ; d. January 27, 1 7 1 7. He was born 
in Scotland; came to America in 1652; settled at Cambridge. 

His first wife was Martha . He m. 2d, Mary . She 

d. August, 1692. His third wife was Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of 
Edward Wyer, of Charlestown. She d. December 14, 1 7 1 7. 
He had four children by his first wife, and nine by his second. 
His first child was : 

2. — John Munroe, b. March 10, 1666; d. . He lived in Lex- 
ington ; was Assessor, Constable, Selectman, and Treasurer. 

94 SpGoner Memorial. 

He settled at Hartland, Vermont, of which 
place he was Selectman, Justice of the Peace, 
and held other offices, and was Representa- 
tive several years. Seven of his children 
lived to past their 8oth year — one, Walter 
M. S. — is now (1871) living in his 85th 
99. ix. — Hannah, b. June 25, 1743; d. young. 
100. x.- — Paul, b. March 30, 1746; d. September 5, 
1789; m. 1769, Asenath, d. of Amasa 59 
Wright; b. ; d. . Three children. 

His wife was Hannah . Ten children. His fifth child 

was : 

3. — William Munroe, b. February 1, 1701; d. August 18, 1 747 • 
He lived at Lexington: m. June 3, 1733, Sarah, d. of John and 
Elizabeth (Spring) Mason; b. June 7, 17 14 ; d. April 13,1785. 
Six children. His fifch child was : 

Abigail, b. Feb. 24, 1744; d. 1846; m. Daniel Spooner, 
No. 98. 
59 Wright Genealogy : 

I. — Samuel Wright, b. ; d. Oct. 17, 1665. He was in Spring- 
field, 1639; moved to Northampton, 1655. His wife was Mar- 
garet . Eight children. His eldest child was : 

2. — Samuel Wright, b. ; d. . He lived at Northampton ; 

was a soldier, and killed by the Indians, October 20, 1668: 

m. November 25, 1653, Elizabeth, d. of Henry Burt; b. ; 

d. . Eight children. His youngest child was : 

3. — Elizuu. Wright, b. October 20, 1668; d. . He lived at 

Northampton ; m. Mary Pardu. Eleven children. His fifth 
child was : 

Spooner Memorial. 95 

m. 2d, Mrs. Ann Post, d. of Coggs- 

well ; b. ; d. . He had a liberal 

education ; studied medicine, and was a prac- 
ticing physician. He was an emigrant to 
Vermont prior to 1776; located at Hart- 
land, and soon was called into public life; 
and during his life had to an eminent de- 
gree the confidence not only of his towns- 
men, but also of the people of that new 
country, holding almost every official posi- 
tion — Town Clerk, Selectman, Representa- 
tive, State Councilor, Delegate to represent 
the interests of the State in the Colonial 
Congress, Associate Justice and Chief Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Court, and Lieutenant 
Governor. One of his sons — Paul — settled 
at Hardwick, Vt. ; was Town Clerk, Repre- 
sentative, etc. 
Deacon Daniel Spooner, m. 2d, September 3, 
1767, Mrs. Bethiah Nichols, of Lancaster, 
m. 3d, October 16, 1780, Mrs. Mary, widow of 
Paul Dean, and daughter of Nathaniel and 
Rosella (Coombs) Whitcomb ; b. October 
9, 1727; d. May 9, 1822. 

4. — Benoni Wright, b. 1702, d. ; m. Harriet Severance. Ten 

children. His third child was : 

5. — Amasa Wright, b. ; who was the father of 

Asenath, b. ; m. Paul Spocner, No. 100. 

9 6 Spooner Memorial. 

The births of the children of Daniel S. are of rec- 
ord in the Dartmouth register. This fact is not conclu- 
sive evidence that they were all born in that town. The 
record was made after the birth of his youngest child. 

The colonial records of Rhode Island evidence that 
he was a resident of Newport, 1732. In May of that 
year he was qualified as a (C Freeman of the Colony of 
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." 

He removed to Petersham 60 as early as 1748, and the 
following year he and David Sanderson were chosen 
deacons of the church. 

fio a Petersham was an original grant made by the General Court, in 
the close of the year 1732, or beginning of 1733, to John Bennett, 
Jeremiah Perley, and others, as a compensation for services performed 
by them in the Indian wars, under a Captain John White, of Lancaster. 
The first meeting of the grantees was held on the 10th of May, 1733. 
Some time after the grant was made, to quiet the Indians who claimed 
the soil, the proprietors made them a satisfactory consideration there- 
for. It is rather more than six miles square. It had been a seat for 
Indians, and was called many years by its Indian name, which was 
Nicbewaug ; and in the south part of the town lies Nicbewaug Hill, 
so called by the natives, whereon, as in some other parts of the town, 
they had formerly planted fields of Indian corn, of which there re- 
mained evident traces when the first English settlers began there. * * 
" When peace was settled between England and France, and danger 
and fear from the Indians ceased, the settlement of the plantation went 
on very rapidly, and the people were become so numerous and able as 
that the place was incorporated with all town privileges April 20th, 

1754, and received the name of Petersham." — Whitney's History of 

Worcester County, p. 215. 

Spooner Memorial. 97 

Whitney, in his History of Worcester County , states 
that " The Church of Christ in this place was gathered 
and their first minister, the Rev. Aaron Whitney, was 
ordained December, 1738, who continued until Septem- 
ber 8th, 1779, when he died, in the 66th year of his age 
and the 41st of his ministry." He graduated at Har- 
vard, 1737. "The year following, October 25th, 1780, 
the Rev. Solomon Reed* was formally separated unto 
that office and work." This relationhe continued to 
hold until June 25, 1800. "He was a graduate of Yale 
College; was a man of superior mental power; of great 
independence and prudence in his conduct and modes 
of expression; often hyperbolical in conversation ; argu- 
mentative, and generally serious and impressive in his 
public discourses." G1 

Mr. Spooner continued in his official relations to the 
church until the close of his life. He held various offi- 
cial positions in the town; an addition to the village 
was laid out by him. 

The old deacon — as we must conclude from his long 
service — ruled to the satisfaction and to the enlargement 
of the church; and had that "charity which is a prin- 
ciple of love to God and good will to men, wishing well 
to all." In his household he acted upon the principle 
that " He that spareth his rod hateth his son ; but he 
that loveth him chasteneth him betimes." It is related 

61 Wilson's Ccntenial Address. 

98 Spooner Memorial. 

by a great-grandson of his that <c Daniel was a Carpen- 
ter and Joiner, and worked much from home during the 
week, and on his return home Saturday night, he would 
call up his large family of boys, and, without any en- 
quiry, would give each of them a whipping, presuming 
that by their conduct through the week they had de- 
served it." 


SETH 3 {Samuel? William 1 }, b. January 31, 1695; d. 
March 28, 1787; m. July 16, 1719, Rose 
Clarke, of Sandwich. 

Children : 

101. i. — Walter, b. 1720; d. Oct. 26, 1803 ; intention 
of m. published Dec. 2, 1748, Alathea, d. 
of Noah 02 and Sarah (Hammond) Sprao-ue; 
b. May 24, 1726; d. May 12, 1789. Six cliil- 

62 Sprague Genealogy: 

1. — Francis Sprague, arrived at Plymouth in the Ann, 1623 ; removed 
to Duxbury about 1632; was one of the original proprietors of 
Bridgewater ; was living 1666. His only son was: 

2. — John Sprague, b. ; d. . He lived at Duxbury ; was 

a private in the company of Captain Michael Peirce, King 
Philip's war, and was killed at Pawtucket, March 26, 1676; 
m. Ruth, d. of William and Elizabeth (Tilden?) Basset. He 
had seven children. His third son was : 

3. — Samuel Sprague, b. 1665; d. July 25, 1740. He lived in Roches- 

Spooner Memorial. 99 

dren : m. 2d, Mrs. Mary Peck, d. of Capt. 
Pollipus and Sarah Hammond; b. 1740; 
d. January 30, 1796; m. 3d, Mrs. Marga- 
ret, widow of William Davis, and d. of 
Jonathan and Ruby Taber ; b. July 10, 
1740; d. March 15, 1825. Walter S. was 
first called to fill the office of Selectman, in 
Dartmouth, 1759, and thence on to the 
close of his days he was in public life ; a 
most distinguished, and ardent patriot dur- 
ing the Revolutionary war. No man of old 
Dartmouth has ever held more prominently 
the confidence of that people. In 1761 he 
was chosen Representative to the General 
Court, and so continued for nine years. 
In 1769, being elected a member of the 
Council of the Province, his name, in com- 
pany with Bowdoin, Hancock, and Otis, 
was rejected by Gov. Bernard; but in 1770 
he was admitted of the Council, and held 

ter ; m. Ruth. d. of David and Mercy (South worth) Alden. 
His eldest of seven children was : 

4. — Noah Sprague, b. January 18, 1697; d. September 3, 1773. He 
lived in Rochester; m. April 26, 1722, Sarah, d. of John and 
Mary (Arnold) Hammond ; b. December 23, 1695 ; d. Septem- 
ber 26, 1778. His third child was: 

5. — Alathea, b. May 24, 1726; d. May 12, 1789; m. Walter 
Spooner, No. 101. 

i oo Spooner Memorial. 

his seat for seventeen years. He was a 
member of the Convention which framed 
the Constitution of Massachusetts, 1779 ; 
178 1 he was appointed by Governor Han- 
cock, Chief Justice of the Court of Common 
Pleas for his native county. He was a Del- 
egate to the Massachusetts State Conven- 
tion which ratified the Constitution of the 
United States. He was one of the Presi- 
dential Electors for both terms of George 
Washington. In 1791 he was Chairman 
of the Massachusetts Commissioners ap- 
pointed to adjust the boundary line between 
that State and Rhode Island. On reaching 
the age of 70 years, he retired from his 
long and honored public career, being so 
induced, as he said, by the sight of many 
of his acquaintances who had outlasted their 
usefulness in public life. Twice only did 
he suffer himself to be drawn from his re- 
tirement, in acting as Presidential Elector 
a second and third time in 1792 and 1800. 
He retained, however, until death, several 
less burdensome duties; such as the Chair- 
manship of the Board of Overseers of the 
Plantation of Indians at Marshpee (of 
which his kinsman, Ephraim Spooner, was 
a member), to which he had been appointed 

Spooner Memorial. 101 

by the Governor and Council, in 1789, and 
the Trusteeship of Bristol Academy at 
Taunton, of which he had been named the 
first Trustee at its incorporation in 1792. 
His sons, Alden and Seth, were both prom- 
inent and most useful men, holding various 
town offices; the former serving repeatedly 
in both branches of the Legislature of 
Massachusetts, and the latter for many years 
was a member of the House of Represent- 
atives from New Bedford. 

102. ii. — Elizabeth, b. March 14, 1722; d. September 

4, 1777; m. November 30, 1748, John, s. 
of Daniel 63 and Elizabeth (Hoxie) Allen; 
b. March 2, 1723; d. February 12, 1776. 
Five children. He lived in Sandwich. 

103. iii. — Rebecca, b. August 30, 1729 ; d. March 6, 

1 8 19; m. November 30, 1749, George, s. 
of Cornelius 63 and Rebecca (Clark) Allen ; 
b. November 22, 1731; d. December 12, 

63 Allen Genealogy : 

I. — George Allen, b. ; d. 1648. He was in Lynn, 1636; re- 
moved to Sandwich, where he was Deputy, 1 641 and 1642. 
His wife was Catherine. One of his sons was : 

2. — George Allen, b. ; d. . He lived in Sandwich. His 

first wife was Hannah : his second, Sarah . By his 

first wife he had four children, and by his second eight. His 
tenth child was : 

3. — Daniel Allen, b. May 23, 1663 ; d. ; m. Bathsheba, d. of 

102 Spooner Memorial. 

1 8 io. Four children. He was a farmer; 
lived in Sandwich. 
Seth, m. 2d, October 7, 1751, Abigail, d. of Jon- 
athan and Susannah (Pope) Hathaway ; b. 
December 14, 1704; d. October 19, 1782. 
(See note No. 53.) 

Seth learned a weaver's trade, and lived on his father's 
place until, by standing surety for his brother-in-law, 
Nathaniel Shepherd, he lost his homestead. He then, 
by deed dated June 25, 1741, purchased a farm at the 
Long Plain (in Acushnet), from Joseph Taber, Jr., 
with one acre only of cleared land. Here he lived, in a 
log house, until late in life, when he was taken into the 
family of his grandson, Hon. Alden Spooner, who built 
on the same site. He was, during his latter years, in- 
sane, and sometimes violently so. According to tradi- 
tion, he was of an enterprising and adventurous dispo- 
sition, very fond of trading, and often losing property 
by the propensity. He was often called on to serve 
the town in various offices. 

Lodowick and Mary (Presbury) Hoxie. He had five children. 

His third child : 
4. — Cornelius* Allen, b. ; m. Rebecca Clark. His son George, 

b. November 22, 173 1, m. Rebecca Spooner, No. 103. 
4. — Daniel Allen, b. June 30, 1701, fourth child of Daniel Allen 

(3); m. Elizabeth, d. of Gideon Hoxie. His son John, b. 

March 2, 1723, m. Elizabeth Spooner, No. 102. 

a His second wife was Mrs. Anna (Spooner) Hatch, No. z8. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 03 


ANNA 3 {Samuel, 2 William 1 ), b. April 1 8, 1700; d. ; 

m. January 5, 1725, James, s. of Samuel and 
Lydia Hatch, of Sandwich; b. August 23, 

Samuel Hatch was a grandson of Thomas and Grace 
Hatch, who was a freeman at Dorchester, 1634; re- 
moved to Scituate ; thence he went to Barnstable. 


Mrs. Anna [Spooner) Hatch, m. 2d, Cornelius, 
s. of Daniel and Bashua (Hoxie) Allen. He 
lived in Sandwich. (See note No. $$.) 


EXPERIENCE 3 (Samuel, 2 William 1 ) , b.June 19, 1702; 

d. ; m. Dec. 8, 1724, Nathaniel Shepherd; 

b. ; d. . 


i. — Jemima, b. March 4, 1729; d. . 

He lived in Dartmouth. 

104 Spooner Memorial. 


WING 3 (Samuel, 2 PFilliam 1 ) y b. April 30, 17 — ; d. prior to 
1774; m. March 9, 1729, Deborah Church, 
of Freetown; b. . She was living 1774. 

Children : 

104. i.— Benjamin, b. ; d. ; m. Sarah Hunt; 

b. 1737; d. September 8, 1826. Thirteen 
children. He lived in Newport, R. I. 

105. ii. — 'Samuel, b. ; d. August, 1795; m. Sep- 

tember 25, 1763, Mary Arnold; b. ; 

d. . Four children. He lived in New- 
port, R. I. 

106. iii. — Charles, b. 1738; d. 1779; m * Ist > • 

Two children: m. 2d, Mrs. Mary Gardner, 

d. of Mendall. Six children. He was 

a prominent and active citizen of Newport, 
R. I.; obtained the rank of Major; was a 
house-carpenter and joiner. 

107. iv. — Experience, b. ; d. . One child. 

108. v. — Elizabeth, b. ; d. ; m. Robert Dun- 

ham ; b. 1732; d. January 2, 1819. Nine 
children. He was a cooper; lived in New- 
port, R. I. 

109. vi. — Mary, b. December 28, 1747; d. April 2, 

1830; m. July 14, 1774, Joseph Briggs ; 

Spooner Memorial. 105 

b. June 9, 1749; d. October 5, 1830. Six 
children. He lived in Newport, R. I.; was 
in the Revolutionary army; later in the 
privateer service, and taken prisoner, 
no. vi. — Wing, b. 1749; d. December 28, 1802; m. 
Frances, d. of William and Elizabeth (San- 
ford) Burroughs; b. 175 1 ; d. April 27, 
1727. 'Twelve children. The Newport Mer- 
cury > on his death, said : " The death of an 
honest and a worthy man and citizen is a 
public loss. No man, according to his abil- 
ity, was more devoted to public utility than 
Captain Spooner. Liberality was the prom- 
inent feature of his character." 

Wing S., Sen., settled in Newport, R. I., prior to 
May, 1739. The ^ rst Tuesday of that month he was 
admitted a freeman of the Colony. He was a house- 
carpenter and joiner; was one of the contractors for 
constructing the " Redwood Library" building. His 
brother Daniel appears to have been associated with him 
in business, for a time, in Newport. 

He held several town offices; was a member of Rev. 
Dr. Stiles' church. 

His widow was living and was a householder in New- 
port, 1774. She became a member of the First Baptist 
Church by baptism, September 27, 1739. 

Dr. Stiles was ordained pastor of the Second Church 
in Newport, October 22, 1755, and retained that rela- 

io6 Spooner Memorial. 

tion to the church until April, 1777, when "he acceeded 
to the unanimous request of the North Church and So- 
ciety in Portsmouth, N. H., to become their pastor." 

" During his residence in Newport he devoted himself assid- 
uously to the work of the ministry, as well as to those literary 
and scientific investigations in which he so greatly delighted. 

" Though the early years of his ministry seem to have passed 
without any marked success, we find him writing to Dr. Wells 
in 1766: ' I am stationed in a very difficult part of my Lord's 
vineyard, though, I thank God, with great tranquillity and hap- 
piness in my flock.' The year 1770 appears, however, to have 
been one in which a more than ordinary blessing attended his 
labors. A considerable number were added to his church — a fact 
to which he alludes in his diary with many expressions of grati- 
tude. He began, the same year, a series of monthly meetings 
among the members of his church for their personal religious 
improvement — an exercise which he continued until the final 
dispersion of his congregation in 1776." 64 

" For the origin of the Baptist Church [of which Mrs. Spooner 
was a member], we must go back to 1644, when, according to 
tradition, it was formed. * * Rev. John Clark, M. D., the 
founder of this church, became its first minister." 65 

In 1739, wnen Mrs. Spooner became a member of 
the Baptist Church, "Rev. John Callender was pastor, 
in which office he continued until his death, in 1748." 
He was a graduate of Harvard. "A few days before he 
died he said: 'When I look on one hand, I see nothing 

61 Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit. 

65 Benedict's History of the Baptist Denomination. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 07 

but sin, guilt, and discouragement ; but when I look 
on the other, I see my glorious Saviour, and the merits 
of his precious blood, which cleanseth from all sin. I 
can not say I have such transports of joy as some have 
had, but through grace I can say I have gotten the vic- 
tory over death and the grave.' * * The character 
of Mr. Callender, both in public and in private life, 
was truly amiable and excellent. Whether viewed as a 
citizen, a relative, a friend, a Christian, or a minister of 
the gospel, he adorned the sphere in which he moved." 

He was the sixth pastor of the church; was followed 
by Rev. Edward Upham. He was a graduate of Har- 
vard. "In 1748 he resigned his charge at West Spring- 
field, and removed to Newport. * * He was an Open 
Communion Baptist, both in sentiment and in practice. 
* * His style was remarkable for simplicity and per- 
spicuity, and, though very correct, was adapted to the 
humblest capacity." 67 He remained in Newport about 
twenty years, when he returned to Springfield. 

He was succeeded by Rev. Erasmus Kelly, in 1771. 
The church " was prospered much under his ministry, 
until the troubles of the war drove him from his church 
and his home. He removed to Warren, as a place of 
security, and took up his residence in the parsonage 
house, with Rev. Mr. Thompson. But the enemy soon 

66 Rhode Island Historical Society Collection, vol. v. 

67 Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit. 

io8 Spooner Memorial. 

extended their depredations to this retired location, and 
burnt the house, with all his valuable effects. He re- 
turned to the pastoral charge on the close of the war ; 
died in 1784." 6S 


BENJAMIN 3 {William? William 1 ), b. March 31, 1690; 
d. 1783 ; m. November 29, 1716, Joanna, 
d. of Samuel and Abia Tobey ; b. May 22, 
1697 ; d. . (See note No. 46.) 

Children : 

in. i. — Joshua, b. January 25, 1722; d. 1772; m. 

Freelove Westcott ; b. ; d. . Five 

children. He lived in Middleboro for a 
time; subsequently in Providence, R. I., 
where he was chosen Deputy to the Gen- 
eral Assembly, April 16, 1760. He was a 

112. ii. — Eleazer, b. ; d. . 

113. iii. — Abia, b. October 17, 1725; d. ; m. June 

4, 1744, Henry Leonard; b. 1719; d. De- 
cember 14, 1800. He lived in Middleboro. 

114. iv. — Joanna, b. August 15, 1729; d. ■ . 

115. v. — Sarah, b. March 10, 1732; d. . 

116. vi. — Abigail, b. February 23, 1740; d. . 

Benedict's History of the Baptist Denomination. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 09 

m. 2d, Zerviah . 

Children : 

117. vii. — Benjamin, b. October 23, 1743; d. ; 

m. Oct. 19, 1764, Mary, d. of Ebenezer 00 

and Mary (Hoskins) Peirce ; b. ; d. 

. Ten children: m. 2d, May 9, 1784, 

Tryphena, d. of Isaiah and Anna Booth; 
b. 1767; d. April 25, 1852. Twelve chil- 
dren. He inherited the lands of his father 
in Middleboro, where he passed his days. 
The farm long since passed from the fam- 
ily, but is yet known as "The Spooner 
Place." He served as a soldier in the 
French and Indian war, and during the 

69 Peirce Genealogy : 
I. — Abraham Peirce, b. ; d. about 1673. He was in Plymouth 

1623 ; a soldier under Miles Standish, 1643 ; was one of the 

original proprietors of Bridgewater. His wife was Rebecca . 

He had five children. His youngest child was : 
2. — Isaac Peirce, b. about 1661 ; d. February 28, 1732. He lived in 

Middleboro ; was a soldier in the Narraganset war. He had 

seven children. His first child was : 
3. — Isaac Peirce, b. ; d. Jan. 17, 1757. Lived in Scituate and 

Middleboro; m. Judith, d. of John Booth, of Scituate ; b. March 

13, 1680; d. May 4, 1733. He had six children. His first 

child was : 
4. — Ebenezer Peirce, b. 1704; d. August 14, 1796. He lived in 

Middleboro; m. Mary Hoskins; b. ; d. October 5, 1768. 

He had ten children. His seventh child : 

Mary j b. ; m. Benjamin Spooner, No. 117. 

no Spooner Memorial. 

Revolutionary war was in the regiment of 
Colonel White, Captain Amos Washburn's 
company, of which he was Clerk and Ser- 

1 1 8. viii. — Samuel, b. ; d. ; m. Abby Wilk- 

inson. T'wo children. He is said to have 
been a man of fine personal appearance and 
address. He taught school at Easton and 
other places. His specialties were survey- 
ing and navigation. His widow m. 2d, 
March, 1793, Thomas Pickens. 

119. ix. — Silvi, b. ; d. ; m. June 8, 1790, 

Ebenezer Jacket, of Freetown. 

Benjamin S. settled in Middleboro and purchased 
lands, which long remained in the family, near the 
southern border of the lake in Lakeville, known as 
Elder's Pond. He acquired a taste for letters. He 
was a tall man and of large frame. Samuel Tobey, the 
father of his first wife, lived in Sandwich, and was a son 
of Thomas Tobey, who was an early settler of Sandwich, 
as is learned in Freeman's History of Cape Cod; 1654 
he was a subscriber "for building a mill;" 1655 he sub- 
scribed toward building " a new meeting house." 


J ABEZ 5 {William? William 1 )^ b. February 18, 1693; 
m. Hannah . 

Spooner Memorial. 1 1 1 

Children : 

120. i. — Zoeth, b. November 29, 1721; d. 

121. ii. — Sarah, b. January 20, 1724; d. — 

122. iii. — Eleanor, b. December 3, 1725. 

This record is to be found on the Dartmouth register. 
No more can be learned of parents or children. 


SARAH 3 {William^-' William 1 ), b. October 6, 1700; d. 
; m. April 6, 1721, Thomas, s. of Sam- 
uel 70 and Mary (Hathaway) Hammond; b. 
September 16, 1687. 

70 Samuel was a son of Benjamin and Mary Hammond. Mr. Otis 
says: "Benjamin Hammond was able to bear arms in Yarmouth in 
1643. He came from London in the year 1634, probably in the 
Griffin, which arrived in Boston, September 18. Mr. Franklin B. Dex- 
ter, of New Haven, who takes an interest in the genealogy of this fam- 
ily, says that it is probable that his mother and sister came over with 
him in the same ship. Prior to 1643 there is little that is reliable re- 
specting Benjamin Hammond. In that year he was a resident of Yar- 
mouth, and constable in 1652. In 1655 he appears to have been a 
householder in Yarmouth. In 1669 he was a grand juror, and in 1772 
served on an inquest at Plymouth. In 1673 he owned lands and re- 
sided in Sandwich, where he had probably resided the preceding ten 
years. In 1684 he removed to Rochester, and there died April 27, 

Rosimond, b. May 8, 1684, a daughter of Samuel Hammond, mar- 
ried John Spooner, No. 11. 

H2 Spooner Memorial. 

Children : 
i. — Benjamin, b. March 27, 1722 ; d. 
ii. — William, b. August 17, 1724; d. 

iii. — Abigail, b. February 6, 1727; d. May 6, 1739. 

iv. — Maria, b. May 9, 1729; d. . 

v. — Samuel, b. April 29, 1730; d. . 

vi. — Louisa, b. February 9, 1735 ; d. . 

vii. — Thomas, b. November, 1736; d. . 

viii. — Jabez, b. July 28, 1738 ; d. . 

viii. — Prince, b. January 7, 1742 ; d. . 


ABIGAIL 3 {William? William 1 ), b. December 6, 1702; 
m. February 9, 1727, James Coleman, of Scituate. 


MARY 3 {William? William 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. De- 
cember 21, 1730, Mark, 71 s. of Mark 72 Haskell; 
b. ; d. . 

Children : 

i. — Nathaniel, b. February 26, 1732; m. May 4, 

71 Mark Haskell, Jr., m. a second wife — Abia — and had Mary, b. 
May 24, 1 741; Roger, b. May 31, 1742, and Elisha, b. February 22, 


72 Mark Haskell, Sen., was a son of Roger and Elizabeth (Hardy) 
Haskell, who was in Saiem as early as 1637 ; afterward in Beverly. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 1 3 

1775, Deborah, d. of Benjamin 73 and Deborah 
(Perry) Fessenden; b. 1754. Nine children. He 
m. 2d, Abigail , and by her had one child. 

ii. — Samuel, b. February 6, 1734; d. . 

iii. — Micah, b. November 20, 1735; m. December 15, 
1774, Lucy Clapp. 

iv. — Joanna, b. December 11, 1737; m. April 5, 1759, 
Samuel Wing. 

ALICE 3 {William^ William 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. 

73 Fessenden Genealogy : 

I. — Nicholas Fessenden, b. about 1650 ; d. February 24, 1 7 19. He 
lived in Cambridge; m. Margaret Cheney; b. 1655; d. De- 
cember 10, 1717. He had fifteen children. His thirteenth 
child was : 

2. — Rev. Benjamin Fessenden, b. January 30, 1701; d. August 17, 
1746. He graduated at Harvard, 1718 ; was ordained at Sand- 
wich, September 12, 1722. He was minister and physician at 
Sandwich; m. October 18, 1724, Rebecca Smith. He had five 
children. His third child was : 

3. — Benjamin Fessenden, b. July 9, 1729; d. October 24, 1783. He 
was a graduate of Harvard, 1746; lived in Sandwich; m. 1st, 
July 22, 1750, Deborah Perry. By her he had three children.: 
m. 2d, October 19, 1760, Sarah Newcomb. By her he had 
nine children. His third child was : 

4. — Deborah, b. 1754; m. Nathaniel Haskell, No. 37. — i. 

ii4 Spooner Memorial. 

January 2i 3 1716, John, s. of John 74 Randall; b. 
May 6, 16-7; d. . 

Children : 

i. — Thomas, b. ; m. April 21, 1754, Bathsheba 


ii. — William, b. 
iii. — Job, b. 

iy. — Lazarus, b. ■ 

y. — Patience, b. 

vi. — Mercy, b. — 

vii. — Jude, b. 


SIMPSON 3 (Isaac* William 1 ) ,b. Jan. 12,1700; d. 1742; 
m. April 19, 1724, Sarah, d. of Lettice and 
Desire Jenney — (See note No. 82) — b. May 
28, 1699 ; d. . 

74 Savage states that John was probably a son of William Randall, of 
Scituate. We learn from Dean that William Randall "probablv mar- 
ried in Rhode Island, where we find traces of him as early as 1636, 
and that he came to Scituate before 1640." 

He had eight children. His eldest child : 
John, b. May 6, 1677; m. Alice Spooner, No. 38. His voungest 

child : 
Lazarus, b. December 25, 1691 ; m. Mercv Spooner, No. 42. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 1 5 

Children : 

123. i. — Deborah, b. November 15, 1724; d. ; 

m. November 13, 1748, Joseph, s. of Will- 
iam and Mercy (Delano) Spooner, No. 78 ; 
b. May 19, 1718 ; d. 1770. 

124. ii. — Elizabeth, b. December 29, 1726; d. Sep- 

tember 20, 1728. 

125. iii. — Elizabeth, b. September 20, 1728 ; d. young. 

126. iv. — Benjamin, b. June 25, 1729; d. May 9, 1802; 

m. August 21, 1755, Mary Black; b. ; 

d. . Eight children. He was in service 

in the Revolutionary army from " the Alarm 
at Lexington," April 1775, to as late as 
July, 1780. He lived in Dartmouth. 

127. v. — Cornelius, b. December 10, 1732; d. ; 

m. May 13, 1756, Elizabeth Young. Seven 
children. He enlisted and marched for Rox- 
bury, April 21, 1775, in the company of 
Captain Lemuel Pope; continued in the 
army, and died in the service latter part of 
the war. He was a house-carpenter. His 
residence was about one and one-half miles 
below Fairhaven, near where the fort now is. 

128. vi. — Gamaliel, b. March 15, 1736; d. ; m. 

May 25, 1763, Rebecca Ashley. 

129. vii. — Elizabeth, b. February 28, 1738; d. 1798; 

m. April 2, 1762, i\.mos, s. of Preserved 

and Sarah (Taber) Merrihew; b. ; d. 

■ . No. 14 — ii. Six children. 

1 1 6 Spooner Memorial. 


MERCY 3 (Isaac, 2 William 1 ), b. April 23, 1707; d. ; 

m. October 9, 1727, Lazarus, s. of John Ran- 
dall ; b. December 25, 1691. (See note No. 74.) 

His will was probated 1744. No mention is made 
of wife or children. 


THOMAS 3 (Ebenezer *miliam x ), b. 1694; d. Decem- 
ber 17, 1752; m. December 12, 1 7 1 7, Sarah, 
d. of John 70 and Patience (Morten) Nelson; 
b. May 5, 1695; d. January 25, 1767. 
Children : 

130. i. — Ebenezer, b. October 26, 17 1 8 ; d. ; 

m. Mary, d. of Ebenezer 70 and Mary Mor- 
ten ; b. April 29, 1723; d. . Five chil- 
dren. He lived in Middleboro. He was an 
adherent of the Crown of England, and was 

75 He was probably son of William and Martha (Ford) Nelson, of 
Plymouth, and was one of the purchasers of Middleboro, 1662. 

7,i He was probably a son of John Morten, of Middleboro, and grand- 
son of John and Lettice Morten, of Plymouth, and great-grandson of 
George and Sarah Morten, who came in the Ann, 1623. 

Spooner Memorial. 117 

forced to leave his country. He embarked 
with the British army for Halifax, 1776, and 
soon after died. His widow m. 2d, Octo- 
ber 3, 1778, Captain Jonathan Ingell, of 
Taunton. His three daughters — 

Lucy, m. Job, s. of David and Judith 
(Paddleford) Alden ; 

Bethiah, m. John, s. of William and 
Elizabeth (Merrick) Winslow, and 

Phebe, m. Hon. Andrew, s. of Hon. 
Peter and Mary (Clark) Oliver. 

131. ii. — Patience, b. October 17, 1720; d. July 23, 

1774; m. November 27, 1742, John How- 
land; b. ; d. . One child. He lived 

at Plymouth ; was a master mariner. On 
his last voyage to the coast of Florida, he 
and all his crew, with the exception of a ne- 
gro, were killed by the Indians. 

132. iii. — Joseph, b. Mar. 25, 1723; d. Apr. 19, 1723. 

133. iv. — Benjamin, b. Mar. 25, 1723 ; d. Apr. 24, 1723. 

134. v. — Thomas, b. August 17, 1724; d. March 19, 

1800; m. published January 17, 1747, De- 
borah, d. of Jedediah 77 and Mary (Croase) 

77 Bourne Genealogy : 
I. — Thomas Bourne, b. 1583 ; d. 1664. He was in Plymouth, 1637, 

and early settled at Marshfield. His wife was Elizabeth . 

She d. July, 1660. He had six children. His only son was : 
2. — John Bourne, b. ; d. Dec, 1684. He lived at Marshfield: 

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Bourne; b. July 2, 1725; d. October 27, 
1762. Six children. He lived at Plymouth. 
His son Nathaniel was a soldier in the 
Revolutionary war. 
135. vi. — Sarah, b. January 31, 1727; d. January 1, 
1782; m. June 24, 1746, Nathaniel, s. of 
David and Elizabeth (Finny) Bradford; 
b. Dec. 10, 1715; d. March 27, 1757. 
Two children. She m. 2d, Dec. 17, 1761, 
Hon. Benjamin, s. of Benjamin and Mary 
(Leonard) Willis; b. Sept. 12, 1720; d. 
July 13, 1807. Three children. 

m. July 1 8, 1645, Alice Besbeech — as Miss Thomas writes. 
Savage gives the name Besbedge. The name is now known as 
Bisbee. She d. May, 1686. He had seven children. One of 
them was: 

3. — Thomas Bourne, b. ; m. April 16, 1681, Elizabeth, d. of 

John and Anice (Pabodie) Rouse. He had seven children. His 
fifth child was : 

4. — Jedediah Bourne, b. 1691 ; d. October 18, 1765. He settled on 
the Rouse estate, near Duxbury ; m. Mary, d. of John and 

Deborah (Thomas) Croad ; b. ; d. June 28, : m. 2d, 

Mrs. Sarah, widow of Nathan Thomas and d. of Deacon John 
and Sarah Foster. He had eight children by his first wife. His 
second child : 

5. — Deborah, b. July 2, 1725 ; m. Thomas Spooner, No. 134. 
78 Shurtleff Genealogy : 

1. — William Shurtleff, b. ; d. . He was in Plymouth, 

September 2, 1634, "when he put himself an apprentice to 
Thomas Clarke, for the terme of eleven years from the 1 6th 

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136. vii. — Jean, b. August 28, 1729; d. 

137. viii. — Ephraim, b. December 28, 1735 ; d. March 
22, 1 8 18; m. February 2, 1764, Elizabeth, 
d. of James 78 and Faith (Jackson) Shurt- 
leff; b. February 15, 1737; d. February 
19, 1 8 1 8. Nine children. 

May last." He moved to Marshfield about 1660, and resided 
in the eastern part of the town. His dwelling house was de- 
stroyed by fire, 1666, and on this account he was sojourning at 
the house of his neighbor, John Phillips, when it was struck by 
lightning; as was described by Rev. William Arnold, "23d of 
June, 1666, * * at the time of this storm there were fourteen 
persons in the common sitting-room of the house of Mr. Phil- 
lips ; * * William Shurtleff was sitting beside his wife, 
holding her hand in his, and having one of their children in his 
arms, the other being between him and a table, under which 
was a dog ; * * a stroke of lightning passed down the 
chimney, which it rent to pieces, smote down most of the per- 
sons, if not all, instantly killing Mr. Shurtleff,' Mrs. Phillips, 
and Jeremiah Phillips, and then passed out through the door, 
splitting it into fragments:" — m. October 18, 1655, Elizabeth,' 9 

d. of Thomas and Ann Lettice ; b. ; d. October 31, 1693. 

His third son was born at Marshfield the day of his father's 
death, and was named : 
-Abiel Shurtleff, b. June 23, 1666; d. October 28, 1732. He 
lived in Plymouth ; was Selectman. The latter years of his life 
he lived in Plympton ; m. January 14, 1696, Lydia, d. of Jon- 
athan and Elizabeth (Hedge) Barnes; b. January 4, 1674; d. 

T9 She m. 2d, November 18, 1669, Jacob, s. of Francis and Esther Cook. He d. 
1676. She m. 3d, January 1, 1689, Hugh Cole, of Svvanzey. 

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On his death, Hon. Joshua Thomas said, in the col- 
umns of "The Centinel, Plymouth : 

" It would not merely be injustice to the deceased, but injury 
to the living, to suffer the life of a man, distinguished by such 
pre-eminent usefulness and active benevolence, as was that of 
Dea. Spooner, to pass unnoticed. 

" Dea. Spooner, by his native beneficent disposition, suavity 
of manners, and constant readiness to oblige, early recom- 
mended himself to general notice. * * >:< His fellow-towns- 
men, impressed with his worth and assiduity, introduced him 
into the various respectable offices of the town, and his election 
as Town Clerk for fifty-two years in succession, and which he 
retained until his death, amidst the struggles and conflicts of 
party, satisfactorily evinces the upright and faithful manner with 
which he discharged the respective offices he sustained. 

" In opposition to the iniquitous system of policy adopted by 
Great Britain to enthrall her Colonies, his whole soul was en- 
gaged. * * * In the year 1790, he was appointed by the 
Executive an Associate Justice of what was called the old Court 
of Common Pleas, and held this office till that court was abol- 
ished. * * * He represented the town of Plymouth in the 
Legisla'ture several years with his usual activity and perseverance, 

September 10, 1727. He had ten children. His eldest child 

was : 
3. — James Shurtleff, b. November 16, 1696; d. September 17, 1766; 

m. August 14, 1734, Faith, d. of Jeremiah Jackson; b. ; 

d. March 28, 174-: m. 2d, May 17, 1744, Joanna Tupper. He 

had six children by his first wife. His second child was: 
4. — Elizabeth, b. February 15, 1735; d. February 19, 181 8; m. 

Ephraim Spooner, No. 137. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 2 1 

and finished his political career as member of the Executive 

Rev. Nathaniel Leonard succeeded Mr. Little as 
Pastor of the First Church, and was ordained July 
29, 1724. He was a son of Major George and Anna 
(Tindale) Leonard; a graduate of Harvard. He con- 
tinued in the pastorate until 1756, when he resigned. 

" In 1743, Mr. Andrew Croswell," says Thatcher, "a famous 
itinerant preacher, came to this town, and commenced preach- 
ing and exhorting in such a wild manner as to tjirow the whole 
town into the utmost confusion. On a sacrament-day he pub- 
licly declared that he had reason to think that three quarters of 
the communicants of that day were unconverted. * * His 
meetings were sometimes continued the whole twenty-four hours, 
with little intermission, allowing the people no time for serious, 
calm reflection. At length the disorder became so great that it 
appeared as though the people were affected with a religious de- 
lirium. Croswell was so lost to all sense of propriety and deco- 
rum, that he actually pressed negroes and children into the pulpit 
to exhort the people, and, having their own passions excited, 
noise and outcry filled the assemblies. Those friends to religion 
and order who opposed these irregularities, or would not go the 
whole length with Croswell, were called enemies to religion and 
God. The Rev. Mr. Leonard, the pastor of the First Church, 
gave countenance and encouragement to these extravagant pro- 
ceedings, and additions were made to his church. * * * A 
part of the society, dissatisfied with the prevailing disorder, re- 
solved to separate 'the old lights from the new !' Josiah Cotton, 
Esq., with eighty others, petitioned to be separated from the old 
society, which was granted; and, in 1744, a new church and 

122 Spooner Memorial. 

society was formed from the old, and was called the Third 
Church and Congregation of Plymouth. This was the seventh 
from the ancient church." 

Rev. Chandler Robbins, son of Rev. Philemon and 
Lydia (Foot) Robbins, a graduate of Yale College, was 
ordained Pastor of the First Church, January, 1760, 
and continued in that relation till the close of his life, 
June, 1799. We learn from Sprague that: 

" Dr. Robbins was rather distinguished for good sense, sound 
judgment, and correct taste, than for strong, logical powers, or 
splendid imagination. He always took a common-sense view of 
things, and always acted in accordance with such a view; and it 
was to this chiefly, in connection with his excellent moral qual- 
ities, that his great usefulness was to be referred. * * He 
possessed an integrity and symmetry of character which never 
fails to secure approval and win respect and confidence." 

On January 1, 1800, Rev. James Kendall was or- 
dained pastor of the church. 

On December 14, 1 83 1 , the new meeting-house of 
the First Church was dedicated to the worship of God. 
Thatcher states : 

"The Rev. pastor, Dr. Kendall, delivered an excellent cath- 
olic sermon, from Ezra vi., 16. Among the various topics, the 
speaker adverted with reverence to the venerable pastor of the 
Pilgrims, and his Puritan associates. In speaking of the sacred 
temple, his invocation was, 'May these consecrated walls never 
reverberate with licentious opinions, the shouts of fanaticism, 
nor the denunciations of bigotry.' " 

Spooner Memorial. 1 23 

Rev. Mr. Kendall preached the funeral sermon of 
Deacon Ephraim Spooner. His text was Prov. xvi., 
31 : cf The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found 
in the way of righteousness." 

The historian, Thatcher, tells us that : . 

" During the first winter, the settlers buried their dead on the 
banks of the shore, since called Cole's Hill, near their own dwell- 
ings, taking special care, by leveling the earth, to conceal from 
the Indians the number and frequency of deaths. Dr. Holmes 
mentions a tradition that the graves at that spot, after the great 
mortality in the first stage of the settlement, were leveled and 
sown over by the settlers, to conceal the extent of their loss 
from the natives. An aged gentleman, Hon. Ephraim Spooner, 
since deceased, who gave this information to Dr. Holmes, re- 
ceived it from Elder Faunce, who died 1 745, in the 99th year 
of his age, and who was well acquainted with some of the first 

"The Consecrated Rock. — The identical granite rock, upon 
which the sea-wearied Pilgrims from the Mavflower first im- 
pressed their footsteps, has never been a subject of doubtful de- 
signation. The fact of its identity has been transmitted from 
father to son, particularly in the instance of Elder Faunce and 
his father, as would be the richest inheritance, by unquestionable 
tradition. About the year 1741, it was represented to Elder 
Faunce that a wharf was to be erected over the rock, which 
impressed his mind with deep concern, and excited a strong de- 
sire to take a last farewell of the cherished object. He was then 
ninety-five years old, and resided three miles from the place. A 
chair was procured, and the venerable man conveyed to the 
shore, where a number of the inhabitants were assembled to 

1 24 Spooner Memorial. 

witness the patriarch's benediction. Having pointed out the 
rock directly under the bank of Cole's Hill, which his father had 
assured him was that which had received the footsteps of our 
fathers on their first arrival, and which should be perpetuated to 
posterity, he bedewed it with his tears and bid it everlasting 
adieu. These facts were testified to by the late venerable Dea- 
con Ephraim Spooner, who was then a boy, and was present on 
the interesting occasion." 


EPHRAIM 3 {Ebenezer* William 1 ), b. 1698; d. No- 
vember 26, 1776; m. 1727, Sarah Pratt; 

b. ; d. 1740. 

m. 2d, 1740, Ruth Whitcomb ; b. ; d. 1752. 

m. 3d, Mary, d. of Edward 80 and Elizabeth Jack- 
son ; b. 17 1 5 ; d. February 14, 1780. 
Children : 

138. i. — Sarah, b. March 1 1, 1754; d. April 30, 1 838 ; 

m. July 4, 1771, David Jenkins ; b. 1757; 
d. May 14, 1832. Eleven children. 

139. ii. — Ephraim, b. October 10, 1756; d. Decem- 

ber 1 1, 1756. 

80 Edward Jackson settled in Abington prior to 1707. He was the 
Second Town Clerk, Selectman, and held other official positions. 

Spooner Memorial. i 25 

140. iii. — Mary, b. March 15, 1759; d. ; m. Sep- 

tember 14, 1794, Reuben Gibbs. 

141. iv. — Ruth, b. October 9, 1762 ; d. September 19, 

1846; m. September 26, 1782, Clark, s. of 
Mordecai and Priscilla (Rogers) Ellis ; b. 
August 23, 1754; d. April 27, 1836. Three 
children. He was a farmer; lived in Han- 
over; was a descendant of John Ellis, who 
was in Sandwich, 1643. 

Ephraim S. settled in Abington probably soon after 
attaining his majority. That town was incorporated 
June 10, 17 1 2. He was associated with Matthew Pratt 
and others in the building of a mill, 173 1. "The agree- 
ment between them was to build a dam and a saw-mill, 
on a brook near unto and easterly from the Dwelling 
House of Elisha Lincoln." 

He attained the rank of Captain. We do not see 
that he was called into active service. 

The first religious society of Abington was under the 
pastoral care of Rev. Samuel Brown, who was ordained 
November 17, 1714. The first meeting-house " stood 
in front of the old burying-ground." January 14, 1751, 
an order was passed to build the second meeting-house 
for this society. It was ordered, "That the southeast- 
erly corner of Mr. Peter Nashe's pasture, on the west- 
erly side of the road, near the northeasterly corner of 
the Rev. Mr. Dodge's homestead, be the spot whereon 
to build the said meeting-house, and the town agreed 

126 Spooner Memorial. 

to build a house — with a steeple — 70 feet long, 50 fett 
wide, and 26 feet posts, and appointed Lieut. Ephraim 
Spooner, Christopher Dyer, and others, a building com- 

The church had previously extended a call to Rev. 
Ezekiel Dodge, who was a graduate of Harvard, and 
who was ordained May 23, 1750. Mr. Dodge remained 
with the church to the close of his life, June 5, 1770. 
During his ministry "great harmony prevailed between 
him and the people of his charge." His predecessor, 
Rev. Mr. Brown, appears to have had a stormy time 
toward the close of his term. Charges were brought 
against him of: "Errors in doctrine; admitting into 
his pulpit clergymen f not friendly to the great and soul- 
humbling doctrines of the Gospel ;' arbitrariness in 
church meetings and church government, and lying." 
A council was called, which "cleared the pastor of all 
said matters of charge." He proposed and asked a 
dismission on terms, which were granted: "That the 
town should pay him annually, during life, <£ioo, old 
tenor, beside exempting him and his estate from taxa- 
tion." — Hobart's Historical Sketch of Abington. 

Ephraim S. was Selectman eight years, and, altogether, 
we should judge, a useful and enterprising citizen, 
highly respected, and retaining the confidence of the 
people. His tomb-stone and that of his last wife are 
yet standing, and bear the following inscriptions : 

Spooner Memorial. 127 


in memory of 

Capt. Ephraim Spooner. 

He died Nov b y° 26 th ' 1776, 

in y e 78 th year 

of his age." 

"All ranks and stations here below 
To sovereign death alike must bow; 
Being called of God, we can not stay — 
His summons none can disobey." 

"In memory of 

Mrs. Mary Spooner, 

Wife of Capt. Ephraim 

Spooner. She died 

Feb. 14 th - 1780, in the 55 

year of her age." 

"Stop here, my friends, my mansion see — 
Remember you must die like me ; 
Prepare for death, and you will find 
That God is unfriendly kind." 

JOHN 3 (Ebenezer* William 1 ), b. ; d. ; m. . 


142. i. — Staunton. 

He settled in North Carolina. A tradition is in the 
family that the son obtained his education in Plymouth. 

128 Spooner Memorial. 


BETHIAH 3 (Ebenezer? William 1 ), b. ; d. ; 

m. Feb. 16, 172 1, John, s. of John 81 and Rebecca 
(Delano) Churchill; b. December 20, 1691. 

Children : 

i. — Ebenezer, b. Nov. 6, 1721 ; d. ; m. Mercy- 
Branch; b. — ; d. — . Eight children. He 

lived in Plymouth, 
ii. — -John, b. Oct. 24, 1723; d. Sept. 20, 1725. 
iii. — John, April 15, 1727; d. Jan. 22, 1780. 


SUSANNA 3 {Ebenezer? William 1 ), b. ; d. ; 

m. November 6, 1721, Ichabod, s. of Samuel and 
Hannah (Paybody) Bartlett; b. ; d. . 

Samuel Bartlett lived in Duxbury; was a son of Ben- 
jamin and Sarah (Brewster) Bartlett, of Duxbury, and 
grandson of Robert and Mary (Warren) Bartlett, who 
arrived at Plymouth, 1623. 

81 John Churchill, Sen., was a son of John and Hannah (Pontus) 
Churchill, who was in Plymouth, 1643 ; admitted freeman, 165 1 ; died, 
January i, 1653. May, 1664, the Court granted Hannah Churchill, 
widow, one-half of the land which had been her father's, William 
Pontus, "being in the division of lands at Namassakett and places ad- 
jacent." She m. 2d, June 25, 1669, Giles Richards. 

Spooner Memorial. 129 


ELNATHAN 4 (Samuel* Samuel, 2 William 1 ), b. Nov. 
20, 1730; d. May 29, 1816; m. March 12, 
1752, Elizabeth, d. of John 82 and Elizabeth 
(Pope) Jenney; b. Jan. 24, 1725 ; d. August 
24, 1 8 10. 

82 Jenney Genealogy : 

I. — John Jenney, b. ; d. 1647. It is learned from Savage, "that 

John Jenney was a brewer in Norwich; went to Holland in 
his youth: lived in Rotterdam; came in the James, and ar- 
rived at Plymouth, 1623." No man was held in higher esteem, 
or seems to have been more confided in than Mr. Jenney was. 
Hardly a term of court was passed that he was not charged 
with some duty. His widow was one of the first purchasers 
of Dartmouth. Her will is dated April 4, 1654. 

m. at Leyden, November 1, 16 14, Sarah Carey; b. ; d. 1654. 

Children : 

2. i. — Samuel, b. ; d. . 

ii. — Abigail, b. April 16, 1644; d. ; m. Henry Wood. Seven 

children. He lived in Plymouth, Yarmouth, and Middleboro. 

iii. — Sarah, b. ; d. ; m. May 29, 1646, Thomas Pope. 

(See note No. 53 — -i.) 

3. iv. — John, b. ; d. . 

v. — Susanna, b. March 23, 1654; d. . 

(2.) Samuel Jenney, 2 b. ; d. ; m. Ann, d. of Thomas and 

Ann Lettice, of Plymouth ; b. ; d. . 

1 3 o Spooner Memorial. 

Children : 

143. i. — Lemuel, b. Feb. 3, 1753. He was living 1774. 

144. ii. — Deborah, b. April 17, 1756; d. Dec. 12, 1834. 

145. iii. — Abigail, b. May 13, 1759; d. Oct. 21, 1829. 

146. iv. — Seth, b. March 18, 1762 ; d. . 

147. v. — Thomas, b. 1764; d. Sept. 2, 1837. 

148. vi. — Lot, b. 1766; d. . 

Children : 

i. — Sarah, b. ; d. . 

ii. — Samuel, b. July 3, 1659; ^- • Six children. He lived in 

iii. — Ruth, b. — ; m. Nathaniel Jackson ; probably son of Abra- 
ham and Remember (Morten) Jackson, of Plymouth. 

4. iv. — Lettice, b. ; d. . 

(3.) John Jenney, 2 b. ; d. . He lived in Dartmouth. It is 

not known who he married. One of his children was : 
5. — John, b. 1647; d. April 10, 1727. 
(4.) Lettice Jenney, 3 b. ; d. . His residence was in Dart- 
mouth : m. Desire . 

Children : 

i. — Cornelius, b. November 3, 1697; d. ; m. Elizabeth . 

Five children. 

ii. — Sarah, b. May 28, 1699 ; d . ; m. Simpson Spooner, No .40. 

iii. — Reliance, b. March 1, 1701; d. . 

6. iv. — Ignatius, b. February 6, 1703; d. . 

v. — Mary, b. April 20, 1705 ; d. ; m. Thomas West. 

vi. — Benjamin, b. March 20, 1707; d. . 

vii. — Caleb, b. June 20, 1709; d. ; m. Patience, d. of Miles 

and Experience Standish, of Duxbury. She was a great- 
granddaughter of Captain Miles S., the Mayflower passen- 
ger : m. 2d, Mrs. Silence (French) Howes. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 3 1 

Among the old papers that are in possession of a 
great-grandson of Elnathan S., is one as follows : 

u Dartm° 2 d May, 1758 — These may Certify that Elnathan 
Spooner has given to Jonathan Delano the Sum of two pounds 

viii. — Ruth, b. September 5, 171 1 ; d. ; m. Jeduthan Spooner, 

No. 48. 

ix. — Samuel, b. March 30, 1714; d. ; m. November 30, 1746, 

Patience . Eight children. 

x. — Elizabeth, b. June 16, 1 7 1 6 ; m. February 26, 1736, Samuel 

xi. — Nathaniel, b. October 3, 1720; m. November 15, 1743, 

Mercy Mitchell. 
xii. — Parnell, b. September 1, 1722; m. October, 1745, William 

(5.) John Jenney, 3 b. 1647 ; d. April 10, 1727 ; m. . 

Children : 

i. — Sarah, b. May 21, 1672; d. . 

ii. — Mehitable, b. September 26, 1673 ; d. . 

iii. — Elizabeth, b. February 5, 1676 ; d. •. 

iv. — Samuel, b. February 4, 1678, d. . 

v. — Lydia, b. March 6, 1682; d. . 

7. vi. — John, b. April 18, 1684. 

(6.) Ignatius Jenney, 4 b. February 6, 1703 ; d. ; m. January 21, 

1725, Catharine Green. 
Children ; 
i. — Susannah, b. December 5, 1725 ; m. Samuel Spooner, No. 81. 
ii- — Thomas, b. July 11, 1727 ; m. Mrs. Mary Barrows. 

iii. — Samuel, b. ; m. Mariann . 

(7.) John Jenney, 4 b. August 16, 1684; d. ; m. Abigail, d. of 

Isaac and Alice Pope; b. December 23, 1687. (See note 53 

132 Spooner Memorial. 

thirteen shillings & four pence, as an Inducement to him to 

Inlist into his Majesties Service in the present Expedition 

against Canada, which I esteem as so much done towards a 

Turn, as witness my hand. 

" Zacheus Tobey, Capt." 

March 1, 1764, Samuel Spooner, "For and in Con- 
sideration of the Natural Love and affection which 
I have and bear unto my well-beloved son, Elnathan 
Spooner," conveyed to him "all my Homestead Farm 
where I now dwell, with all the Buildings Thereon : To- 
gether with that my Tract of Salt Meadow which I bought 
of Nathan Spooner, at a place called Nasquetucket: To- 
gether with all my right in the Cedar Swamp." 

No provision was made that an account should be 
rendered of incomes, or that the son should support 
his parents. The old man lived to his 86th year, and 
went down unto the "shadows of death" with a blessing 
upon his children. 

It is most pleasant and gratifying to all the better 

Children : 
i. — Joanna, b. December 8, 17 14; d. 

ii. — Ephraim, b. February 2, 17 16; d. . He lived in Dart- 
mouth: m. 1741, Lydia, d. of James Cushman. 

iii- — Alice, b. October 1, 1718 ; d. . 

iv. — Margaret, b. March 25, 1720; d. . 

v. — Elizabeth, b. Jan. 25, 1725; d. ; m. Elnathan Spooner, 

No. 88. 
vi. — John, b. November 2, 1730 ; d. ; m. Abigail Spooner, 

No. 89. 

Spooner Memorial. 133 

feelings to examine records of the past century ; to 
glean among old family papers ; to drink in the cur- 
rent of love, the confidence of parents, the filial affec- 
tion of children. Happy, happy, thrice happy, the 
household where the leaning staff of the failing days of 
the parent is upon the strong arm of the son ! 

44 How sweet and rapturous 't is to feel 
Ourself exalted in a lovely soul, — 
To know, our joys make glow another's cheek, 
Our fears do tremble in another's heart, 
Our sufferings bedew another's eye! 
How beautiful and grand 'tis, hand in hand 
With a dear son, to tread youth's rosy path, 
Again to dream once more the dream of life ! 
How sweet and great, imperishable in 
The virtue of a child, to live for ages, 
Transmitting good unceasingly! How sweet 
To plant what a dear son will one day reap, — 
To gather what will make him rich, — to feel, 
How deep will one day be his gratitude!" — Schiller. 

The will of Elnathan is dated June 7, 1793, and was 
witnessed by Peleg Almy, Micah Hathaway, and Ed- 
ward Pope. 

He made full provision for his wife ; gives to his 
daughters, Deborah and Abigail, "equally, to be divided 
between them, all my salt marsh meadow lying in Nas- 
quetucket, adjoining Ephraim Delano's land, together 
with my westermost lot of land lying in Sconticutt 
Neck, being a wood lot, containing about ten acres, be 

134 Spooner Memorial. 

the same more or less; both which I give them, their 
heirs & assigns, forever." To his sons, Seth and Lot, 
he leaves small legacies; and he gives, "To my son, 
Thomas Spooner, his heirs and assigns, forever, all ray 
real estate, wherever to be found, except what I shall 
hereafter otherwise dispose of; together with all my out- 
door moveables, except two cows, allowing my said wife 
to improve the one-half, as before ordered." 

He held some minor offices; was a man of most 
kindly feelings, generous and ready at all times in every 
good work — looking to the bright side; always had a 
kind word ; was genial and companionable ; quick at 

His grandchildren, who were raised under his roof, 
ever spoke of him with the kindest feelings. To this 
day, traditionally, he is remembered as Uncle Elle. He 
lived beloved and died remembered that he had been a 
true man in all the walks of his humble life. 

He worshiped at the old church— in Acushnet — where 
his fathers had so done before him. During his days but 
two Pastors were known to him — Rev. Israel Cheever 
and Dr. Samuel West. "That church — "From 1803, the 
time when Dr. West relinquished his pastoral charge, to 
1828, a period of twenty-five years, the society seems 
to have fallen into decay, and had become reduced, by 
death and removal, to only three members — Jonathan 
Swift, Maria Worth, and Susanna Pope. 

"The old church stood on the hill, about a half a 

Spooner Memorial. 1 3 5 

mile east of the county road." 8i This was about one 
mile from the residence of Elnathan. Beside the inter- 
est which he held in that church by inheritance, he pur- 
chased, February, 1768, from the heirs, "the one-sixth 
part of That Pew which did belong To our Hond rd 
Father, John Jenney." 


SETH° (Elnalhan^ Samuel, 3 Samuel, 2 William 1 ), b. March 
18, 1762; m. December 17, 1787, Mary, 
d. of William 84 and Mary (Winslow) Reed; 
b. ; d. September 14, 1834. 

* 3 History of the Churches of New Bedford. 
M Reed Genealogy: 

I. — William Reade, b. 1605; d. . He is supposed to have 

been a son of William and Lucy (Henage) Reade ; sailed 
from Gravesend, England, in the Assurance de Lo, 1635. He 
settled at Weymouth; was Representative, 1636 and 1638. 
The christian name of his wife is supposed to have been Ivis. 
He had seven children. One of his sons was : 

2. — John Reed, b. 1649; d. January 13, 1720. He moved to Taun- 
ton about 1680. He was a house-carpenter, and seems to have 
been a large speculator in land. Some years later he moved to 
that portion of the town known as the South Purchase, which 
was afterward constituted a town by the name of Dighton. His 

first wife was Bashna : m. 2d, Bethiah, d. of George Frye, 

of Weymouth. She d. October 20, 1730. He had one child 

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Children : 

149. i. — Lemuel, b. Sept. 15, 1788 ; d. May 5, 1855. 

150. ii. — Reed, b. May 4, 1790; d. Sept. 19, 1835. 

1 5.1. iii. — Elizabeth, b. March, 1792; d. Oct. 3, 1807. 

Seth S. was a farmer; lived in North Fairhaven. But 
little is known of him. About 1795 he went to Still- 
water, N. Y.; remained there some years. The last 
heard of him he was living near Sangerville, N. Y., and 


by his first wife, and five children by his second. His second 
child was : 

—William Reed, b. ; d. about 1734. He lived at Taunton. 

At one period of his life he became insane, and had to be con- 
fined, but regained his reason some time prior to his death : m. 
June 8, 1721, Mary 85 Richmond. She was a descendant of 
John Richmond, one of the first purchasers of Taunton. He 
had four children. His second child was : 

—William Reed, b. ; d. about 1779. ^ e move d to Roches- 
ter; sold, February 20, 1744, land in Taunton to Stephen An- 
drews for £340, which was probably his portion of the estate 
of his father: m. Mary Winslow. 
Children : 

. — Abigail, b. . 

. — Margaret, b. . 

Eunice, b. ; m. Thomas Ellis. 

iv. — William, b. ; m. Eunice Freeman. 

v. — Mary, b. ; d. Sept. 4, 1834; m. Seth Spooner, No. 146. 

vi. — Rebecca, b. ; m. Oliver Ciaflin. 

vii. — Lydia, b. ; m. David Peirce. She m. 2d, Oliver Ciaflin. 

83 She m. 2d, November 6, 1738, Stephen Andrews. 

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it is reported that he was killed near that place, in 1820, 
by the caving in of a well which he was walling up. 

His children from an early age lived with their grand- 
parents. A monument in the burying-ground at Acush- 
net, erected by her grandfather, marks the resting-place 
of Elizabeth. 

TH O MAS 5 {Elnathan? Samuel? Samuel? IVilliam 1 ), b. 
1764; d. September 2, 1837. 

He was not married. His occupation was that of a 
farmer. Probably he was never further from home than 
to cart the products of his place to New Bedford. His 
early life and maturer years to the age of 50 and more 
years were given to his parents, and if the words of the 
living tell truly he was most faithful and dutiful. 

His sisters lived with him, unmarried. There the 
three passed their lives under the roof where the light 
of life first opened to them. 

His brother Lemuel was living 1774. The date of 
his death is not known. Tradition states that he died 
in the army during the Revolutionary war. 

His brother Lot was living when the will of his father 
was executed. He was a mariner. Tradition states that 
he sailed from New York, about 1800, on a voyage to 
the East Indies, and has not been heard from since. 

138 Spooner Memorial. 

The will of Thomas was proved February 6, 1838. 
He bequeathed his entire estate, " real and personal of 
every description, wherever the same may be, as an 
absolute estate in fee simple, to his nephew, Lemuel 
Spooner, his heirs and assigns for ever." 


LEMUEL 6 {Seth* Elnathan* Samuel? Samuel? William x ) , 
b. September 15, 1788; d. May 5, 1855; m - 
April 4, 1838, Abigail, d. of Oliver and Sarah 
Bradford; b. 178 1; d. September 14, 1859. 

Lemuel S. learned the trades of chairmaker and house- 
painter; worked at them but a short time; returned to 
the farm, and lived with the old people, his uncle and 
aunts ; conducted the farm, and looked to their wants 
and comforts during their days. 

He inherited the homestead, which had been in the 
family from the first grant of the proprietors to Samuel 
S., No. 4, and there he remained until within a few 
weeks of his death, when, thinking to make himself 
and wife more comfortable, and that his last days would 
be days of ease, he sold the farm and moved to the vil- 
lage of Fairhaven, and soon after he was accidentally 

Spooner Memorial. 139 

His will was dated May 28, 1846; inventory return 
of the value of his estate, $6,848.28. 


REED 6 (Seth? Elnathan? Samuel? Samuel? William 1 ) ^ b. 
May 4, 1790; d. September 19, 1835; 
m. December 28, 1815, Abigail, d. of Sam- 
uel 85 and Abigail (Tolman) Lewis; b. No- 
vember 8, 1797; d. April 10, 1830. 

Children : 

152. i. — Thomas, b. January 17, 1817. 

153. ii. — William Lewis, b. September 6, 181 8. 

154. iii. — Elizabeth, b. November 2, 1824. 

155. iv. — Samuel Lewis, b. March 28, 1830; d. Sep- 

tember, 1 83 1. 
m. 2d, Sept. 19, 1833, Sarah Pearce, d. of Ithu- 
rael 86 and Sarah (Pearce) Hinman; b. April 
10, 1795 ; d. June 22, 1846. 


156. v. — Benjamin Ithurael, b. February 1, 1835; 

d. July 29, 1835. 

85 See Appendix A — Lewis Family. 

86 He was a grandson of Sergeant Edward Hinman, who married 
Hannah, d. of Francis Stiles, of Windsor, Conn. 

" Segt. Hinman came to America about 1650." Tradition says that 

1 40 Spooner Memorial. 

Reed Spooner was born in what was then North Fair- 
haven, about one mile east of cc The-Head-of-The 

His education was but limited, and yet equal to that 
of most of the youth of those days. His instructress 
was Miss Elsie Hathaway, at Acushnet. It is related 
by those now living, who were boys with him, that he 
was a quiet, retiring, unoffending, and studious lad; 
and it is said that his disposition of reserve and un- 
resenting habits were often the cause of offenses and 
tyranny toward him by his schoolmates, which were 
quietly borne, until his uncle, Thomas Spooner, charged 
him on going to school one winter morning: "Should 
any boy impose on you to-day, you must punish the 
offender." On that same day, as Mr. Jashub Wing, of 
New Bedford, states, an older boy encroached upon the 
rights of Reed. This was quickly followed by an active 
assault. A peace was conquered, and ever after Reed 

" he had belonged to and constituted one of the body guard of Charles I. 
as Sergeant-at-Arms, and escaped in the days of Oliver Cromwell, the 
Protector, to save his life from the halter, as the vengeance of Crom- 
well was wreaked upon all such as favored the Crown of Charles I. 
He held the title of Sergeant at Stratford, Conn., from his first settle- 
ment there." 

Ithurael Hinman lived in Salem, Mass.; was a silversmith. His wife 
was born in Birmingham, England. The other children of Mr. Hin- 
man were : 

Ebenezer, long a citizen of Cincinnati; 

Mary, m. Southworth Holmes, Cincinnati. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 4 1 

was not only held in esteem for his good qualities, but 
was honored for his manly ability of self-defense. 

That was his first and last boyhood altercation, and 
never during manhood's days was his hand raised against 
his fellow-man. 

The compiler of these papers has often visited the 
"old homestead;" been over the grounds where Spoon- 
er's youth was passed, and had pointed out to him the 
work of stone-wall building {fencing of fields) that was 
done by Reed and his brother Lemuel, and often have 
the old friends of his father come to him with remem- 
brances of the past. Although more than half a cen- 
tury had passed since the subject of this sketch had em- 
igrated to the West, he was not forgotten. 

Reed was apprenticed to Mr. Reuben Swift to learn 
the trade of cabinet-maker, which business Swift con- 
ducted at Acushnet. The young man was a faithful 
apprentice, and he had a kind master. Often in later 
years, and when upon his last bed of sickness, Mr. and 
Mrs. Swift were spoken of by the apprentice. He 
gratefully referred to their pleasant attentions to him 
when he was on a visit to his early home a few months 

Soon after attaining his majority he visited Nan- 
tucket, and passed there a few weeks with relatives ; 
again returned to his home, once more greeted the 
friends of his youth, gave the farewell words to his 
mother, grandparents, and other relatives, received their 

142 Spooner Memorial. 

blessing, and looked no more upon home and relatives 
for more than twenty years, and then only in 1835, as 
an invalid, he returned. The visit was one of mingled 
pleasure and sadness. His mother had deceased but a 
few months before; the loved grandparents had long 
years since been called to the " final record." The 
uncle who had driven him to his only fight, two maiden 
aunts, and his brother, were all who were living of his 
immediate relatives, and they had lived unblessed by 
matrimonial ties, having no interest or feeling in com- 
mon with the young, or those who had the pleasure 
and responsibility of childhood's dependence on them. 
Of the friends of his youth, but few were remaining; 
the church-yard's record told of the going of many; 
others had migrated to the " new country." The few 
who lived "at home," had lived as their fathers lived, 
not filled with the freshness and vigor and impulses 
characterizing the "new settlements." Soon was he 
stricken to his bed ; the pleasures so fondly anticipated 
were not his ; none, save the kindly calls and hearty 
greeting, the constant interest and attention shown to 
him in the sick room. His anxiety soon was to be 
again with his family. Rallying from the disease, he 
reached his home, to be again brought to his bed, and 
there to remain until death should close-up the work of 
life. Those days at home, even while tortured with dis- 
ease, were days of happiness to him with his family. 
When he left the scenes of boyhood's days, the ties 

Spooner Memorial. 143 

of early manhood's strength, his course was directed to 
Boston, thence to New York, and on to Philadelphia, 
passing a short time in each place ; and then, on foot, 
he made his way to Pittsburg, where he remained some 
months; thence to Cincinnati, going down the Ohio river 
on a flatboat — steam navigation was then unknown — 
and here ever after was his home. He performed "A 
Tour of Duty in the Service of the United States, in 
the late Cap't Carpenter's Company, in the Odd Bat- 
tallion, in the First Brigade and First Division of the 
Ohio Militia; during the period for which he engaged, 
from 4th Sept., 1813, to 4th March, 18 14," and was 
Cl honorably discharged." 

He was a man of rare mechanical ability — changing 
his trade and succeeding in such calling as his inter- 
est and inclination directed — to that of ship-carpenter, 
house-carpenter, machinery pattern-making, machinist, 
setting up machinery, etc., etc. 

He was a man of strong and positive will, self-pos- 
sessed, and commanded the high respect of all who 
knew him. With a memory most retentive, a mind 
well balanced, and a judgment rarely at fault, he toiled 
unceasingly for the support of his family and education 
of his children, that they might be prepared properly 
to discharge the duties and meet the trials and vicissi- 
tudes of life. 

He was well read in history and poetry. For his- 
toric knowledge he was often referred to by others, and 

144 Spooner Memorial. 

his conversations were enlivened by illustrative quota- 
tions from favorite authors. Pope's "Essay on Man" 
was frequently quoted. 

"God loves from whole to parts; but human soul 
Must rise from individual to the whole. 
Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, 
As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; 
The center moved, a circle straight succeeds, 
Another still, and still another spreads: . 
Friend, parent, neighbor, first it will embrace ; 
His country next, and next all human race: 
Wide and more wide, th' o'erflowings of the mind 
Take every creature in, of every kind ; 
Earth smiles around, with boundless bounty bless'd, 
And heaven beholds its image in his breast." 

His was a vigorous constitution, and had it not 
been shattered by disease induced by the malaria of a 
Southern clime and the West, where his business often 
called him and at times for long periods, he would 
probably have attained to the years of his ancestors. 
But in manhood's prime and vigor his days were num- 
bered ; and, so far as to the writer is known, he had not 
an enemy. 

His first wife — Abigail Lewis — was born in Falmouth. 
She was baptized and received into the Baptist Church 
in that town by Rev. Barnabas Bates, in 1811, and for 
some years subsequently was a member of Enon Bap- 
tist Church, Cincinnati. While her father's family lived 

Spooner Memorial. 145 

in Preble county, Ohio, she taught school. She was a 
woman most exemplary in her Christian life, most de- 
voted to her family and friends. Her last words to 
them, as they surrounded her bed, were: " Prepare to 
meet me in Heaven." 

His second wife — Sarah P. Hinman — was born in 
Salem, and was received into the Baptist Church in that 
place in 18 10. She taught school in Salem for a long 
while. For several years prior to her death she was 
Matron of "The Kentucky Institution for the Educa- 
tion of the Blind," at Louisville. She was a woman of 
good education and cultivated mind, and most faith- 
fully discharged her every duty. 


THOMAS 7 (Reed/' Seth/ Elnathan/ Samuel/ Samuel/ 
William 1 ), b. Jan. 17, 1817; m. Sept. 5, 
1842, Sarah, d. of Rev. Zenas L. and 
Sally (Fiske) Leonard; 137 b. June 10, 18 10; 
d. July 31, 1850. 

Children : 

159. i. — Henry Leonard, b. July 9, 1843; d. Aug. 
5, 1850. 

s7 See Appendix B — Leonard Family. 

146 Spooner Memorial. 

160. ii. — Sarah Abigail, b. July 3, 1847; d. Febru- 

ary 25, 1864. 

161. iii. — William Reed, b. April 14, 1849. 

m. 2d, October 9, 1851, Frances Maria, sister of 
his first wife; b. April 17, 1826; d. No- 
vember 30, 1855. 

Children : 

162. iv. — Manning Leonard, b. Oct. 22, 1852. 

163. v. — Francis Leonard, b. November 29, 1855; 

d. December 26, 1855. 
m. 3d, Nov. 13, 1856, Sarah Abigail, d. of Rev. 
Francis and Mary Ann Hall (Leonard) 
Emmons; 88 b. February 29, 1832. 
Children : 

164. vi. — Thomas Emmons, b. October 20, 1857. 

165. vii. — Frances Elizabeth, b. June 16, 1859; ^. 

July 8, i860. 

166. viii. — Walter Whipple, b. April 7, 1861. 

167. ix. — Emily Foster, b. February 21, 1863. 

168. x. — Mary Alice, b. March 23, 1865. 

169. xi. — Charlotte Lewis, b. February 28, 1867; 

d. February 6, 1868. 

170. xii. — Warren Adams, b. December 21, 1868. 

17 1. xiii. — Beatrice, b. October 12, 1870. 

Thomas S., from the age of 11 to 15 years, was an 
errand-boy and clerk in several grocery and dry goods 

88 See Appendix C — Emmons Family. 

Spooner Memorial. 147 

houses in Cincinnati. In 1833 he had charge of a coun- 
try store in Somerville, Butler county, Ohio, and in 
1834-5 he had a similar charge in Elkton, Preble 

He entered the hardware house of Kellogg, Wells & 
Co., Cincinnati, in 1835, and continued with them until 
1840, when he formed a copartnership in the hardware 
business with Jonathan P. Broadwell, under the firm 
name of Broadwell & Spooner. That association was 
continued three years. 

In 1845 he entered into partnership with George L. 
Wood, and so continued three years, in conducting a 
hardware and iron business, under the firm name of 
Spooner & Wood, and in the manufacture of bar iron — 
" Queen City Rolling Mills" — under the firm name of 
Wood & Spooner. 

In 1850 he went to California, and, with Adam Can- 
non and John Mitchell, established the Barnum House, 
on Commercial street, in San Francisco. The United 
States Branch Mint is now (1871) located on the same 
lot. He returned to Cincinnati in 1851, and again en- 
gaged in the hardware business, in which he remained 
until October, 1854. 

In 1840 he was Secretary of the Young Men's Mer- 
cantile Library Association of Cincinnati, and a mem- 
ber of the Directory the two following years. 

In 1841 he became a member of Cincinnati Lodge, 
No. 3, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Having 

148 Spooner Memorial. 

filled the required offices in the Subordinate Lodge, he 
became a member of the Grand Lodge of the State, 
July, 1842; and of that body was Corresponding Sec- 
retary, 1845; Deputy Grand Master, 1846, and Grand 
Master, 1847; was a Representative from the Grand 
Lodge of Ohio to the Grand Lodge of the United 
States, 1847 and 1848 ; and was a member of the same 
body 1849, representing the Grand Encampment of 
Ohio, resigning his seat in 1850, when he went to Cal- 
ifornia. He was Grand Patriarch of the Grand En- 
campment, I. O. O. F. of Ohio, 1857-8. 

In 1848 he was elected a member of the City Coun- 
cil of Cincinnati, representing the Second Ward. 

In 1853 he was nominated by the Convention — 
Whig -party — as a candidate for a seat in the Legisla- 
ture. The entire ticket was defeated by a large ma- 

October, 1854, he was elected, under a nomination by 
the American party, by a majority of more than 7,000, 
Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, Hamilton county, 
Ohio, and became ex- officio Clerk of the District Court, 
Hamilton county, and Clerk of the Superior Court of 
Cincinnati. He served in that office one term of three 

Mr. Spooner, in 1854, allied himself with the Ameri- 
can party, and, in November of that year, was elected 
President of the State Council. Resigned that posi- 
tion January 3, 1856. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 49 

He was a Delegate, representing Ohio in the National 
American Convention, which met at Philadelphia, Feb- 
ruary, 1856. 

He soon became actively interested in the Republican 
party, and represented the State, as Senatorial Delegate, 
in the Convention at Philadelphia, 1856, which nomi- 
nated John C. Fremont as a candidate for the Presi- 

And, again, he served as Senatorial Representative for 
Ohio in the Convention at Chicago, i860, which nom- 
inated Abraham Lincoln as a candidate for the Presi- 

He was a member of the National Republican Exec- 
utive Committee, representing Ohio from 1856 to 1864. 

On the close of his term of office as Clerk of the 
Courts, he formed a copartnership with Coates Kinney, 
Esq., in the practice of law. This continued but about 
one year, when he moved to his farm, near Reading, 
in Sycamore township, where he has continued to re- 

Since he has lived in the country he has served seven 
years as a School Director of his District; six years of 
that time a member of the Sycamore Township Board 
of Education, and five years Chairman of the Board; 
and for nine years he has been one of the Committee 
of Visitors and Examiners of the schools of that town- 

In 1862 Mr. Spooner was appointed by President 

1 50 Spooner Memorial. 

Lincoln, Collector of Internal Revenue for the First 
Collection District of Ohio. The office was organized 
by him in September of that year, and he continued in 
the position until August 20, 1866. 

His first wife, Sarah Leonard, taught school some 
years in Marbiehead, Massachusetts; in Brooklyn, New 
York, and in other places, with much credit to herself 
and to the satisfaction of her patrons. As an instruct- 
ress she stood high. She and her eldest child passed 
suddenly that " bourne whence no traveler returns." 
A few hours of suffering on her part, and but a few 
days on the part of the son, and they were at rest. 
She had in early life become a member of the Baptist 
Church, in Sturbridge, and was a member of the Ninth- 
Street Baptist Church, in Cincinnati, at the time of her 

Frances M.Leonard, the second wife of Mr. Spooner, 
had also, for a time previous to her marriage, taught 
school, and at an early age became a member also of 
the Baptist Church. She was characterized by great ami- 
ability of disposition, kindness, and affability in manner, 
Her sympathies for the sick and afflicted were always on 
the alert, and her hand to extend relief, according to 
her ability, was ever open. She exemplified truly her 
Christian profession. 

The following, marked by her, in one of her books 
of poems, tells a thought: 

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"Sad is your tale of the beautiful earth, 
Birds that o'ersweep it in power and mirth ! 
Yet through the wastes of the trackless air, 
Ye have a Guide, and shall we despair? 
Ye over desert and deep have passed ; 
So may we reach our bright home at last!" 

Her name, in her handwriting, is also found written 
across the following : 

" Forget me not around your hearth, 

When clearly shines the ruddy blaze ; 
For dear hath been its hours of mirth 
To me, sweet friends, in other days." 

Sarah A. Emmons, the third wife of Thomas Spooner, 
at an early age was baptized by Rev. Dr. Nathaniel 
Colver, and united with " Tremont Temple" Baptist 
Church, Boston. She subsequently graduated at the 
Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, South Hadley, 
Mass. ; taught in a select school one year in Spartan- 
burg, S. C. ; whence she was recalled to South Hadley 
as a teacher in her Alma Mater, in 1855. 

152. Spooner Memorial. 


WILLIAM L. 7 (Reed? Seth? Elnathan? Samuel? Samuel? 
William 1 ), b. September 6, 1818 ; m. Octo- 
ber 28, 1840, Catherine, d. of John 89 L. 
and Mary (Dana) Smith; b. . 

Children : 

172. i. — Lemuel Reed, b. September 16, 1841 ; d. 

June 18, 1853. 

173. ii. — Edmund Dana, b. August 9, 1843. 

174. iii. — Charles Wiley, b. July 25, 1845. 

175. iv. — Gabriel, b. March 21, 1848; d. March 26, 


176. v. — Mary Ellen, b. February 21, 1852. 

177. vi. — Ida Smith, b. October 23, 1854. 

178. vii. — Effie Estelle, b. October 15, 1858. 

William L. S. was, too, an errand-boy in business 
houses in Cincinnati. In 1834 was employed as clerk 
in the hardware house of Austin & Silsbee ; continued 
with them until they sold out to Wayne Brothers in 
1836, and with this firm until John W. Silsbee pur- 

89 He was a farmer; lived in Springfield township, Hamilton county, 
Ohio. He was a son of Deacon John and Catherine (Sargent) Smith, 
of Cincinnati, and grandson of Joseph and Elizabeth Smith, of Dan- 
vers, Mass. 

Spooner Memorial. i $3 

chased the establishment in 1837, with whom he re- 
mained until his death in 1839, when, by his will and 
direction to executors of his estate, Mr. Spooner be- 
came a partner, and continued to conduct the business 
until the fall of 1842, when he sold his interest. 

In October, 1842, Mr. Spooner moved to Conners- 
ville, Ind., where he resumed the study of law under 
the direction of Hon. Caleb B. Smith. One year's 
study gave him an admission to the bar, on an exam- 
ination had by order of the Circuit Court of Indiana 
at Centreville, and the two following years he practiced 
on that circuit. For a portion of the time he edited a 
newspaper in Connersville. 

In 1846 he returned to Ohio, and located on a farm 
in Springfield township, Hamilton county; remaining 
there but one year, he returned to Cincinnati, and again 
engaged in the hardware business, on his own account. 
This he closed up in 1851, and resumed the practice of 

April, 1852, he was elected a member of the City 
Council of Cincinnati from the Fifth Ward; was a mem- 
ber of that body one year, serving as Chairman of the 
Law Committee, and member of the Committees on 
Finance and Fire Department. 

April, 1853, he was elected, by nomination of the 
Democratic party, the first Judge of the Police Court 
of Cincinnati. In that office he served one term of two 
years; was not a candidate for re-nomination. On the 

1 54 Spooner Memorial. 

close of his term of office, he returned to his profes- 
sion, and continued in it until September, 1862, when 
he became First Deputy Collector and Cashier in the 
office of Collector Internal Revenue, First District of 
Ohio. On a change of officers, August, [866, he again 
returned to the law, and is yet in the practice. 

He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows ; has represented his Lodge in the State Grand 
Lodge, and has been D. D. G. M. 


ELIZABETH 7 {Reed? Seth? Elnathan? Samuel? Samuel? 
William}}, b. November 2, 1824; m. June 26, 
1 85 1, James E. G., s. of James C. and Jane 
(Hearst) Bigger; b. December 1, 1824. 

Children : 

i. — Ella Jane, b. April 3, 1853. 
ii. — Frances Elizabeth, b. February 7, 1865; d. May 

4, 1870. 
iii. — Abby Spooner, b. August 6, 1867. 

Mrs. Bigger was educated in the Female Academies 
of the Messrs. Pickett and John Locke, M. D., Cin- 

At the early age of 16 she became an instructress in 
the District Schools of Cincinnati, and continued so 

Spooner Memorial. 155 

employed until 1851. In 1840 she became a member 
of Ninth-Street Baptist Church, Cincinnati. 

Mr. Bigger was born in Miami county, Ohio. He 
is a house-carpenter and joiner by trade. In the fall of 
1 85 1 he moved to California; was in San Francisco 
about one year, when he located at Stockton, where he 
has since continued to reside. 

He is a member of the I. O. O. F.; has represented 
his Lodge in the Grand Lodge of the State of Califor- 
nia, and been a D. D. G. M. 


WILLIAM R. 8 (Thomas? Reed? Seth? Elnathan? Sam- 
uel? Samuel? IVilliam 1 ), b. April 14, 1849; m. 
December 29, 1869, Martha, d. of Alexander 90 
and Margaret (Talmadge) Catlin ; b. January 
22, 1841. 

90 Alexander Catlin, b. November 23, 1788; d. January 31, 1848; 
m. 1814, in Washington county, N. Y., Margaret Talmadge; 
b. February 11, 1791. He lived in Lancaster, Ohio. 

Children : 
i. — Adaline, b. February 28, 1816; m. May, 1856, L. D. Baker. 

He lives at Troy, N. Y. One child. 
ii.; — Lydia, b. August 9, 1 8 19. 

iii. — Augustus, b. March 29, 1822; m. 1845, Charlotte Meader. He 
lives at Buffalo, N. Y. One child. 

156 Spooner Memorial. 

William R. S. was educated in the schools of Syca- 
more township, and at Pennsylvania Military Academy. 
When in his 18th year he commenced teaching, and for 
two years was employed in several schools in Ohio. 

In 1868 he settled in Kansas; for some time was em- 
ployed by The Commonwealth Newspaper Company, at 
Topeka, as traveling agent and correspondent. 

In the fall of 1870 he located in -Humboldt, Kansas, 
and since then has been a member of the firm of W. T. 
McElroy & Co., in publishing The Humboldt Union, 
having charge of the editorial department. He is Sec- 
retary of the Kansas Baptist State Convention. 


EDMUND D. 8 (William Z,., 7 Reed* Seth, 5 Elnathan? 
Samuel? Samuel? William 1 ), b. August 9, 1843 ; 
m. February 28, 1864, Mary, d. of Joseph 91 
B. and Martha L. (Pendery) Humphreys; b. 
February 9, 1 844. 

iv. — Elmira, b. June 21, 1824; m. June 22, 1845, Dr. M. Effinger. 

He lives at Lancaster, Ohio. Six children. 
v. — Margaret E., b. October 23, 1830; m. October 23, 1849, J onn 

Effinger. He lives at Lancaster. Five children. 
vi. — Martha, b. January 22, 1841; m. Wm. R. Spooner, No. 161. 

91 Mr. Humphreys' father was : 
Isaac, b. 1768; d. June z, 1850. He was born in the Parish of San- 

Spooner Memorial. 157 

Children : 

179. i. — Elmont Humphreys, b. April 2, 1867. 

180. ii. — Alexander Humphreys, b. October 6, 1869. 

On April 12, 1861, Fort Sumter, Charleston, S. C. — 
then in command of Colonel Robert Anderson — was 
fired upon by the rebel forces, in command of General 
P. G. T. Beauregard. This fact, as it was flashed over 

try, Ireland. Emigrating to the United States, he settled at 
Philadelphia; afterward moved to Marietta, Ohio: m. Eliza- 
beth, d. of Captain James and Charlotte (Bowers) Montgom- 
ery ; b. ; d. June 16, 1826. His son, 

Joseph Bloomfield Humphreys, b. June 16, 1802; lives in Cincinnati; 
has for many years been Chief Clerk of the Auditor's Office, 
Hamilton county: m. Martha, d. of Alexander and Mary (Lud- 
low) Pendery; b. October 23, 1 813. 
Children : 
i. — Sarah Belle, b. February 13, 1834; d. March 10, 1834. 
ii. — Charlotte Bowers, b. August 3, 1835; m. December 20, 1859, 
William Plummer, s. of Peter and Lucy (Baldwin) YanDeursen; 
b. September 10, 1836. He lives in Cincinnati. One child. 
iii. — William, b. May 11, 1838. 
iv. — Alexander, b. September 2, 1840. 

v. — Mary, b. February 9, 1844; m. Edmund D. Spooner, No. 173. 
vi. — Robert, b. May 15, 1845. 
vii. — Albert, b. June 21, 1847. 

viii. — Catherine, b. June 26, 1849; d. December 24, 1862. 
ix. — Martha Jane, b. December 3, 1852. 
x. — Emma, b. August 12, 1855. 
xi. — Elizabeth, b. September 2, 1858. 

158 Spooner Memorial. 

the wires, "from land's end to land's end," at once 
awakened all the patriotism of the North. 

The parley of compromise was ended, and the coun- 
try's call was : cc To arms ! to arms !" 

Young Spooner then was a student in Farmers' Col- 
lege, Hamilton county, Ohio. He there heard and 
heeded the call, and at once, with others of the stu- 
dents, volunteered with the " Zouave Guards, Com- 
pany B," Cincinnati — which was afterward Company G, 
Fifth Regiment, O. V. I. Soon after that regiment 
enlisted for three years' service, and he was appointed 
Second Sergeant of his company. 

May, 1 861, he was commissioned by President Lin- 
coln, Second Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment, United 
States Artillery, with orders to report to Colonel T. W. 
Sherman, at Harrisburg, Penn. He now entered on 
recruiting duty, and was located successively at Will- 
iamsport, Penn.; New York; Zanesville, O.; Toledo, 
O., and Pottsville, Penn. 

His Battery "L" being thus filled and organized, he 
was ordered to Baltimore, where he remained with it 
until ordered into active service, October, 1862. 

From that time to June of the following year he was 
actively employed in the Shenandoah Valley, Va. June, 
1863, he was in the engagement at Winchester, under 
Brigadier General R. H. Milroy. 

From that disastrous engagement with a portion of 
our troops, he retreated to Harper's Ferry via Mar- 

Spooner Memorial. 159 

tinsville, arriving there at 12 o'clock m., June 1 6, where 
he served as Aid-de-camp on the staff of Major General 
Wm. H. French. The latter part of the same month, 
in the corps of General French, he marched for Gettys- 
burg, Penn., and arrived there July 4, the day of the 
retreat of the rebel army under General Robert E. 

He was soon after, on his own application, ordered 
to his battery, then at Washington, D. C, where he re- 
organized it, and received promotion to First Lieuten- 
ant, Battery ££ H," same regiment, then stationed at 
Chattanooga, Tenn., which he joined in September, 
1863. From that date he was continually on active 
duty until the battle at Chattanooga, November 24. 
In that battle, his battery, under his command, was 
stationed at Orchard Knob, and gave the signal for the 
advance and the storming of Mission Ridge. 

Afterward he was stationed at Nashville, Tenn., at- 
tached to The Reserve Artillery, and was constantly em- 
ployed on raids into Mississippi and Alabama. 

November, 1864, he was ordered to Newport, Ky., 
on recruiting service. Having again recruited a full 
complement of men for his battery, he resigned his 
commission February, 1865. 

He has since been engaged in mercantile business in 

1 60 Spooner Memorial. 


CHARLES W. s (William L., 7 Reed, 6 Seth* Elnathan* 
Samuel* Samuel, 2 William"), b. July 25, 1845. 

He was a member of the graduating class of Wood- 
ward High School, Cincinnati, 1863. Prior to the 
close of the term he enlisted in the "Western Navy" 
as Master's Mate, gunboat "Moose." Soon after was 
promoted to Ensign, and placed in command of gun- 
boat "Reindeer;" was in several naval engagements. 

At the close of the war, April, 1865, he resigned his 
commission, and, under the direction of Hon. William 
Y. Gholson, entered upon the study of law; was grad- 
uated at the Cincinnati Law School, 1867, and in the 
Law Department of Harvard College, in 1868. He 
then entered directly upon the practice of his profes- 
sion, and was employed in it at Cincinnati until August, 
1870, when, on the 5th of that month, he sailed for 
Europe, expecting to remain abroad several years. 

Spooner Memorial. 1 6 1 


MARY E. 8 {William L. y 7 Reed," Seth? Elnathan? Sam- 
uel? Samuel? William") , b. February 21, 1852; 
m. May 16, 1871, James E., s. of Dr. William 
and Elizabeth (Osborn) Sherwood; b. February 
9, 1840. 

Mr. Sherwood was born in Warren county, O. His 
father moved to Cincinnati in 1852, and was at that 
time and subsequently one of the Faculty of the Ec- 
lectic Medical Institute of that city. 

James E. S. was educated in the Public Schools of 
Cincinnati and at Herron's Seminary. The last year 
of his term at Herron's (1858) he was a tutor in the 
Seminary. Subsequently he taught a school in Green 
township, and afterward in the Seventeenth and Ninth 
District Schools, Cincinnati. 

In the summer of 1861 he enlisted in the Thirty- 
fourth Regiment, Indiana V. I., holding several non- 
commissioned offices in his company, and First Lieu- 
tenant and Adjutant of the Regiment. He was with 
his Regiment until after the fall of Vicksburg, having 
passed through all the engagements in the vicinity of 
that city, and soon after resigned his commission on 
account of ill health. 

1 62 Spooner Memorial. 

On returning home, Mr. Sherwood was immediately- 
appointed First Assistant Teacher in the Fourteenth 
District School, and was so continued until July, 1868, 
when he was elected, by the Board of Education, Prin- 
cipal of the First District School, which position he 
now holds. 



Lewis Family. 

[The records of the families of Lewis, Leonard, and Emmons have 
been mostly obtained during the printing of the preceding pages; the 
original intention having been to give but brief notices of them in the 
form of notes. The Lewis article could have been made more complete 
had all of the family who have been written to promptly replied. The 
Leonard paper is partly deficient from the same cause. The Emmons 
record, even had more time been allowed, could not have been ma- 
terially added to within the limit assigned to all the articles.] 

The ancestral line of Lothrop Lewis can not be positively 
ascertained. An ancestor of his — probably his grandfather — we 
are told, went from Barnstable to Rochester, and Lothrop, when 
a young man, returned to Barnstable county, and located at Fal- 

His emigrant ancestor was George Lewis, who came from 
East Greenwich, county of Kent, England ; was in Plymouth, 
1633; a member of the church at Scituate, 1635; removed to 
Barnstable prior to 1641. He had married, in England, Sarah 

1 64 Spooner Memorial. 


LOTHROP LEWIS, b. ; d. Sept., 1824. He lived in 

Falmouth; was a hatter by trade, and was a farmer; 
a highly respected and useful citizen : m. February 
3, 1770, Lucy, d. of Rev. Samuel 1 and Sarah (Allen) 

Palmer; b. ; d. September, 1835. 

Children : 

2. i. — Samuel, b. July 10, 177 1 ; d. January, 1842. 

3. ii. — Ebenezer, b. July 27, 1772 ; d. January 25, 1852. 

4. iii. — Nathaniel, b. July 10, 1774; d. May 14, 1752. 

5. iv. — Sarah, b. May 7, 1777; d. August 15, 1807. 

6. v. — Mary, b. October 2, 1779; d. May 23, 1842. 

7. vi. — Thomas, b. August 17, 1782; d. Feb. 3, 1806. 

8. vii. — Martha, b. June 20, 1784. 

9. viii. — Thatcher, b. August 5, 1788. 

10. ix. — William, b. Dec. 26, 1793 ; lost at sea. 

1 He was a son of Rev. Thomas and Elizabeth (Stowers) Palmer. 
Rev. Thomas P. was born in Hingham. In 1685 "he was contracted 
with by the Selectmen of that town to teach Latin, Greek, English, 
writing, and arithmetic, for £20 — £10 in money and £10 in corn." 
He was afterward settled over the church at Middleboro. 

Rev. Samuel Palmer was b. August 8, 1707; d. April 13, 1775; 
graduated at Harvard, 1727; became the minister of Falmouth, No- 
vember 24, 173 1, uniting with his sacred calling the profession of 
medicine. The inscription on his tombstone is as follows : 

" Here lies the body of Rev. Samuel Palmer, who fell asleep April 
13, 1775, in the 68th year of his age and the 45th of his ministry." 

Lewis Family. 165 


SAMUEL 2 (Lothrop 1 ), b. July 10, 1771; d. January, 1842. 
He lived in Falmouth until 1813, when he moved 
to Ohio. In the spring of 18 14 he settled upon 
a farm in Preble county; remained there until 
1824, when he located in Green township, Ham- 
ilton county, where the remainder of his days were 
passed. When living in Falmouth he was a mari- 
ner, owner and captain of his vessel, trading to 
the Carolinas and the West India Islands. The 
days and seasons of the family gatherings at the 
homestead are not forgotten by the living — the 
happiness and joy and the ringing merriness of 
childhood's days yet come pleasantly to the recol- 
lection of grandchildren, who are fast passing to old 
age. The winter evening yarns of the old sailor, 
the lightsomeness of the household, the kindly word 
and the happy greeting, reach down to this day, to 
be told by those who enjoyed to their children. 
His wife was long a member of the Baptist Church, 
and most fully exemplified her profession by her 

" His virtues would a monument supply." 

M. January 25, 1737, Mercy, d. of Joseph and Mercy (Whiston) 
Parker; b. May 21, 1709; d. March 1, 1750. Six children. 

M. 2d, 175 [, Mrs. Sarah Allen, of Chilmark, and by her had six chil- 
dren. His second child — Lucy — by his second wife, married Lothrop 

1 66 Spooner Memorial. 

walk in life: m. July, 1794, Abigail, d. of Joseph 2 
and Bethiah (Turner) Tolman ; b. April 21, 1772; 
d. February, 1843. 
Children : 

-Lothrop, "J b. February 22, 1796. 

-Joseph Tolman, J d. . 


12. i 

13. ii 

-Abigail, b. November 8, 1797; d. April 10, 1830; 
m. December 28, 1815, Reed, s. of Seth and Mary 
(Reed) Spooner, No. 150 ; b. May 4, 1790; d. 
September 19, 1835. Four children. 

14. iv. — Samuel, b. March 2, 1799 ■> ^. J u ty 2 %-> J ^54- 

15. v. — Almira, b. June 10, 1800; d. February 7, 1848. 

16. vi. — John Tolman, b. January 1, 1803 ; d. . 

17. vii. — Henry, b. May 16, 1805 ; d. May 1, 1859. 

18. viii. — Albert, b. July 2, 1807. 

19. ix. — Roxana Tolman, b. August 18, 1810. 

2 Tolman Genealogy: 

1. — Thomas Tolman, b. 1608; d. June 8, 1690. Tradition claims 
that he came in the Mary and Ann, 1630. He settled at Dor- 
chester ; located on Pine Neck, near Port Norfolk. His first 

wife was Sarah : m. 2d, Katherine . Seven children. 

His third child was : 

2. — John Tolman, b. 1643; d. January 1, 1725. He lived at Dor- 
chester; was Selectman 1693, 1694, and 1695 : m. Elizabeth, 
d. of John Collins. She d. October 6, 1690 : m. 2d, June 15, 
1692, Mrs. Mary Paul. Nine children. His fourth child was: 

3. — Captain Benjamin Tolman, b. December 6, 1676; d. . He 

moved to Scituate about 1709; lived one-fourth of one mile 
southeast of "The Church Hill," and there established a tan- 
nery : m. Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of Bazaleel Palmer and d. of 
William Perry. Six children. His third child : 

Lewis Family. 167 

NATHANIEL 2 {Lothrop\ b. July 10, 1774; d. May 14, 1852. 
He lived in Falmouth; was for some years a master 
mariner; afterward largely interested in mercantile 
business ; a useful and honored citizen : m. Septem- 
ber 29, 1799, Sarah, d. of Ichabod and Bethiah 
(Smith) Hatch; b. December 14, 1779; d. March 
22, 1853. 
Children : 

20. i. — Perez Hatch, b. Dec. 9, 1800; d. Nov. 26, 1802. 

21. ii. — Sarah, b. April 8, 1803; d. March 17, 1818. 

22. iii. — Nathaniel, b. June 16, 1806. 

23. iv. — James D., b. Dec. 28, 1808; d. May 7, 1854. 

24. v. — Daniel Smith, b. April 22, 181 1. 

25. vi. — Sarah, b. May 13, 1819; d. January 29, 1855. 

26. vii. — Henry Martyn, b. Oct. 19, 1822; d. Dec. 6, 1870. 

He was a lawyer; lived in Texas. 

4. — Captain Joseph Tolman, b. 17 1 5 ; d. . He lived in Scituate: 

m. 1738, Mary, d. of Thomas and Hannah (Jenkins) Turner. 
Six children ; one of whom was : 

5. — Joseph Tolman, b. 1750; d. . He lived in Scituate; was a 

ship-carpenter and farmer: m. 177 1, Bethiah, d. of Abiel and 
Elizabeth" (Robinson) Turner; b. 1747; d. 1843. 

a Elizabeth Robinson, wife of Abiel Turner, was a daughter of Joseph and Bethiah 
(Lombard) Robinson 5 granddaughter of John and Elizabeth (Weeks) Robinson; 
great-granddaughter of Isaac and Margaret (Handford) Robinson, and great-great- 
granddaughter of Rev. John and Bridget Robinson, who was the celebrated Leyden 

1 68 Spooner Memorial. 


MARY 2 (Lotbrop 1 ), b. October 2, 1779; d. May 23, 1842; m. 

November 6, 1802, Ebenezer, s. of Peter Phinney; b. 

; d. . He lived in Falmouth ; was a master 

Children : 
i. — Sophronia, b. May 13, 1804; d. March 24, 1824. 
ii. — Sarah Lewis, b. September 14, 1807; m. Elijah L. Dim- 
mock. He is a merchant in Alton, Illinois, 
iii. — Charles, b. August 25, 1810. He is a merchant at Alton, 

Illinois : m. . One of his children — Hatty — m. 

Frederick S. Lewis, No. 66. 
iv. — Mary, b. December 23, 1812; m. James S. Stone. He is 

a merchant in Boston. 
v. — William L., b. June 10, 1816; d. September 1, 1861. He 

was a ship master; died in Sweden: m. Harriet M. Nye. 
vi. — Susan, b. March 28, 1823; m. Sargent. 

Children : 
i. — Abigail, b. April 21, 1772; d. February, 1843; m. Samuel 
Lewis, No. 2. t 

ii. — Roxana, b. 1775; d. . 

iii. — Arathusa, b. 1777; d. ; m. Stephen Nye. Four children; 

one of whom was Joseph T.; m. Mrs. Roxana T. (Lewis) 
Wilson, No. 19. 

iv. — Hannah, b. 1779; d. 1867; m. William, s. of Ebenezer and 

Fear Nye; b. ; d. 1868. Nine children. He lived in 

Falmouth ; was Selectman thirteen years, Town Treasurer 
thirteen years, and Town Clerk thirteen years. 

Lewis Family, 169 


THOMAS 2 (Lothrop 1 ), b. August 17, 1782; d. Feb. 3, 1806. 
He lived in Falmouth ; was a master mariner; died on 
his passage from the Island of Martinique : m. March 
3, 1805, Sarah, d. of John and Parnel (Hatch) Butler; 
b. May :io, 1783; d. February 9, 1836. 
Child : 

27. i. — Thomas, b. March 16, 1806. 


MARTHA 2 (Lothrop 1 ), b. June 20, 1784; m. Oct. 9, 1803, 
Herman, s. of John and Bathsheba (Thatcher) Gibbs ; 
b. Sept. 29, 1776; d. Jan. 29, 1821. He lived in Fal- 
mouth; was a house-carpenter and joiner. 
Children : 

i. — William T., b. July 9, 1805 ; d. 1825. 

ii. — Thomas L., b. April 21, 1807 ; d. . He was a mari- 
ner, and was lost at sea. 

v. — Bethiah, b. 1785; d. 1867. 

vi. — Joseph Robinson, b. 1787; d. . He lived in Scituate; was 

married twice. Two children. 

vii. — Mary, b. 1793 ; m. Samuel Hart; b. ; d. . Five chil- 
dren. He was for many years United States Naval Constructor, 
Brooklyn Navy Yard. His widow is living at South Scituate, 

1 70 Spooner Memorial. 

iii. — Lucy L., b. October 26, 1808; d. December 29, 1837; 
m. 1825, Captain Ebenezer Crowell, of Yarmouth; 
b. ; d. 1825: m. 2d, 1835, George Parsell ; b. 

iv. — Mary P., b. July 15, 1810; d. July 5, 1851; m. July ro, 
1838, George Parsell. He was a tobacconist; lived in 
v. — Sarah L., b. Feb. 15, 1812; m. April 17, 1832, Arphaxad 

Simmons; b. ; d. April 14, 1869. He was a 

house-carpenter and joiner; lived in New Bedford. 
Four children. 
vi. — George C, b. November 27, 1826. He is a shoe manu- 
facturer ; has lived in New Bedford and Cincinnati; 
is now living in East Foxboro : m. April 22, 1844, 
Susan, d. of John and Deborah (Ruggles) Drew ; b. 
October 1, 1819. 
a. John L., b. January 24, 1845. He is First Officer in the 
Merchant Marine Service: m. June 13, 1870, Eliza- 
beth, d. of Thomas and Elizabeth Matthews. 
vii. — Martha H., b. November 19, 1816; m. November 28, 
1840, Rufus Savery. He is a farmer in Rochester. 
Children : 

a. Lucretia, b. ; m. Edwin Hewins, of Foxboro. 

b. Roland Thatcher, b. . Lives in Framingham. 

viii. — Sophronia P., b. January 20, 1820; m. November 28, 

1838, Benjamin F., s. of Benjamin and Abigail 
(Hicks) Heath; b. December 28, 1815; d. September 
29, 1846. He lived in New Bedford, where his widow 
is now living. 

Lewis Family. iyi 

Children : 

a. Lucy Parsell, b. October 5, 1839 ; m. January 19, i860, 

Joseph H. Miller; b. ; d. August 19, 1870. 

b. Louisa Swain, b. October 17, 1846. 

ix. — John L., b. October 1, 1820. He is a master mariner; 
lives in Brooklyn, N. Y. : m. November 23, 1847, 
Sarah, d. of John and Sophia (Spooner) Shaw. 
Children : 

a. Ellen S., b. June 28, 1856. 

b. Mary P., b. March 7, i860. 

c. William L., b. June 4, 1862. 

Mrs. Sophia (Spooner) Shaw was a daughter of Benjamin and 
Tryphenia (Booth) Spooner, No. 117. 


THATCHER 2 (Lotkrop 1 ), b. August 5, 1788. He moved to 
the West about 1815; located at Cincinnati, and 
lived there until within a few years past, when he 
moved to Mainville, Ohio. He is a house-carpen- 
ter and joiner by trade, which business he followed 
for many years. For a number of years he was one 
of the Trustees of Cincinnati Township, and for a 
long period of time was Deacon of Enon (now First) 
Baptist Church, Cincinnati. His wife was the first 
person immersed in the Ohio river at Cincinnati : 
m. May 22, 1813, Martha, d. of Thomas and Re- 
becca Shiverick; b. July I, 1791; d. October 24, 

172 Spooner Memorial. 

Children : 

28. i. — Louisa, b. January 15, 1815. 

29. ii. — William, b. November 8, 1816 ; d. January 10, 1817. 

30. iii. — Sarah Sanford, b. January 5, 181 8. 

31. iv. — Mary L., b. April 9, 1821 ; d. October 16, 1833. 

32. v. — Thatcher, b. March 21, 1824; d. April 3, 1870. 

33. vi. — Rebecca, b. September 7, 1826; d. January 6, i860. 

34. vii. — David, b. March 26, 1829. 

35. viii. — Martha, b. . 


JOSEPH T. 3 (Samuel, 2 Lotbrop 1 ), b. February 22, 1796 ; d. . 

In connection with his brother Lothrop, he carried on 
the business of brick-making a number of years in 
Cincinnati. About 1820 he went to Baton Rouge, 

Louisiana, where he remained until his death: m. 

Devore ; b. ; d. . 

Children : 

36. i. — Samuel, b. 1817; d. April 1, 1845. 

37. ii. — Abigail, b. . 


SAMUEL 3 (Samuel, 2 Lotbrop 1 ), b. March 2, 1799 ; d. July 28, 
1854. He lived in Cincinnati until within a few 
years of his death, when he moved to his farm in 
Green township. Mr. Lewis, when a lad, was em- 
ployed in carrying the United States mail from Cin- 

Lewis Family. 173 

cinnati to Williamsburg, and afterward from the latter 
place to Chillicothe, Ohio. Subsequently he was a 
chain-bearer for a company of surveyors, and after- 
ward was apprenticed to the trade of house-carpen- 
ter and joiner. About 1 8 19 he entered the Clerk's 
office of the Courts of Hamilton county, and soon 
after commenced the study of law, under the advice 
of Hon. Jacob Burnet. He passed his examination, 
and was admitted to the practice of law April 2, 
1822, and at once entered upon his profession. 
Thence on, while he continued at the bar, he had 
a large business. In 1824 Mr. Lewis was licensed 
as a local preacher by the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, of which he had been a member from an 
early age. Mr. Lewis was actively interested in all 
the philanthropic movements of his day. Especially 
was his active mind and his life devoted to the 
Anti-Slavery cause, and perhaps no man exercised 
a greater influence, or had a higher popularity as a 
public speaker in that behalf than Mr. Lewis. He 
was often the candidate of the Anti- Slavery party 
for Congress and for Governor of Ohio. To his 
efforts, more than to any one other person, can be 
attributed the final position of Ohio on that ques- 
tion. Largely are the people of Cincinnati in- 
debted to Mr. Lewis for his successful influence in 
securing the endowments of the Woodward and 
Hughes High Schools. Of both of those insti- 
tutions he was a Life Trustee. In 1837 Mr. Lewis 
was elected, by the Legislature of Ohio, State Su- 
perintendent of Schools, which office he held until 

1 74 Spooner Memorial. 

his resignation in 1839: m. Aug. 6, 1823, Charlotte 
K., d. of Dr. William and Elizabeth (Wood) Go- 
forth ; b. September 9, 1802. 
Children : 

38. i. — Joseph Tolman, b. April 8, 1824; d. Nov. 3, 1850. 

39. ii. — Martha J., b. 1825; d. October 27, 1826. 

40. iii— William G. W., b. March 13, 1826. 

41. iv. — Elizabeth G., b. July 13, 1828; d. Sept. 13, 1847. 

42. v. — Almira, b. October 3, 1831. 

43. vi. — Samuel Henry, b. Oct. 3, 1841 ; d. Nov. 27, 1845. 


ALMIRA 3 {Samuel, 2 Lothrop 1 ), b. June 10, 1800; d. Febru- 
ary 7, 1848; m. John N., s. of William and Ruth 
(Nicholson) Wilson; b. June 17, 1789. Mr. Wilson 
was a volunteer in the war of 1816-15 ; is a farmer; 
lives in Green township, Hamilton county, Ohio. He 
was born on Windham farm, near Wilmington, Dela- 
ware. His parents were members of the Society of 
Friends. During the war of the Revolution, their re- 
ligious faith preventing the taking up of arms, they were 
subject alike to be foraged upon by the British and Colo- 
nial soldiers, and thus lost most of their property. Soon 
after the close of the war they moved to Salem, New 
Jersey, and in 1806 emigrated to the West, and located 
on a farm near Franklin, Butler county, Ohio, where the 
remainder of their days were passed. 

Lewis Family. 175 

Children : 
i. — Abigail, b. September 25, 1 8 19. 

ii. — Ruth Ann, b. May 24, 1822; d. Aug. 24, 1847; m. Feb. 
26, 1845, William L., s. of Isaac and Mary Carson; b. 

; (1. . He lived in Cincinnati; passed some 

years in San Francisco, where he followed his trade of 
brick-mason and plasterer. In Cincinnati he was engaged 
in mercantile business. 
a. William L., b. July 15, 1847; ^* J u ty 3°> 1 ^4-7- 
iii. — Joseph Lewis, b. October 23, 1824. He is living in San 
Francisco; holds a responsible position in the refining 
department of the United States Branch Mint. For a 
number of years he followed his trade of brick-mason 
and plasterer in San Francisco, conducting a large busi- 
ness, in company with his brothers, William H. and 
Alfred, and his brother-in-law, William L. Carson : 
m. December 10, 1845, Caroline, d. of John and Mary 
Horner; b. May 18, 1826. 
Children : 

a. Emma, b. May 16, 1847; ^. March 27, 1849. 

b. Joseph William, b. May 27, 1849; d. January 19, 1851. 

c. Edwin Lewis, b. November 27, 1853; d. March 21, 1854. 

d. John N., b. December 4, 1856. 

iv. — William Henry, b. May 11, 1828; d. February 16, 1868. 
He was a brick-mason and plasterer by trade ; followed 
that business some years in San Francisco. For some 
years prior to his death was engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness in Cincinnati, firm of Wilson & Carson: m. Feb- 
ruary 21, i860, Juliet, d. of Dr. Edwin D. Crookshank; 
b. ; d. . 

176 Spooner Memorial. 

Child : 
a. Joseph W., b. December 31, i860, 
v. — Alfred, b. September 27, 1830. For some years he fol- 
lowed his trade, that of brick-mason and plasterer, in 
San Francisco ; was a volunteer in the Fourth Regi- 
ment Ohio Cavalry ; served three years, 1862 to 1865. 
From 1865 to the present time he has been connected 
with the office of Internal Revenue, First District of 
Ohio, having charge of the Bonded Department under 
Collectors Thos. Spooner, Colonel Leonard A. Harris, 
and Colonel Lewis Weitzel, and more recently Chief 
Clerk in the united Districts (First and Second), Col- 
onel Lewis Weitzel, Assessor: m. January, 1868, Ann 
Eliza, d. of John and Mary Ann Keck; b. 1829. 
vi. — Lothrop, b. May 7, 1833. He is a farmer; lives in Green 
township, Hamilton county, Ohio: m. September 26, 
1869, Mary Jane Day. 
a. Alfred D., b. August, 1870. 
vii. — Darken, b. March 28, 1835; d. January 10, 1838. 
viii. — Roxana, b. July 24, 1840 ; m. October 3, i860, Augustus 
S., s. of John and Henrietta (Niles) Ludlow; b. May 
7, 1837. He is a lawyer; lives in Cincinnati. 
Children : 

a. Edmund Wilson, b. August 31, 1861. 

b. Charles K., b. May 20, 1866. 

ix. — Charlotte, b.TNTovember 27, 1843; d. December 27, 1843. 

Lewis Family. 177 


JOHN T. 3 {Samuel, 2 Lothrop 1 ), b. January 1, 1803; d. . 

He lived for some years as a farmer in Green town- 
ship, Hamilton county, Ohio: m. March 11, 1825, 

Lucinda Smith ; b. ; d. . 


44. i._ , b. ; d . 

m. 2d, Feb. 13, 1833, Mrs. Mary Jane Ramsey; b. . 

Children : 

45. ii. — Lucinda; m. . One child: m. 2d, Joseph Fogle- 

man. Five children. 

46. iii. — Francis, b. ; d. . 


HENRY * {Samuel? Lothrop 1 ), b. May 16, 1805; d. May 1, 1859. 
In early life he was a farmer, living in Green town- 
ship, Hamilton county, Ohio. Subsequently he was 
engaged in the grocery business and a dry goods dealer 
in Cincinnati, and for some twenty years prior to his 
death he was one of the largest operators in provisions 
and packers of pork in the West : m. Feb. 10, 1830, 
Abigail, d. of Samuel and Hephzibah (Cutter) Foster; 
b. June 25, 1804. 
Children : 

47. i. — Jane, b. March 20, 1831; d. Oct. 17, 1857. 

48. ii. — Samuel, b. May 22, 1832; d. Oct. II, 1859. 

49. iii. — Ellen, b. Nov. 4, 1836; d. Jan. 21, 1867. 

50. iv. — Arathusa, b. June 7, 1838; d. July 19, 1870. 

178 Spooner Memorial. 


ALBERT 3 {Samuel, 2 Lotbrop 1 ), b. July 2, 1807. He was for 
some years a dry goods merchant in Cincinnati ; sub- 
sequently was a dealer in provisions. In the war of 
1861-65, he was Commissary of the One Hundred 
and Twenty-fourth Regiment O. V. I., and for a time 
was Division Commissary, having the rank of Captain. 
He held the office of Inspector of Internal Revenue, 
FirstDistrict of Ohio, from 1864 to 1866: m. March 
17, 1829, Serena Ann, d. of Luther and Elizabeth 

(Richardson) Rose ; b. ; d. . 

Children : 

51. i. — Elizabeth. 

62. ii. — Serena Ann, b. ; d. . 

53. iii. — Luther Rose, b. ; d. . 

m. 2d, Hannah Hunt. 

54. iv. — Albert Henry, b. . He was a volunteer in the 

Fifth Regiment O. V. I. ; Lieutenant of the One Hun- 
dred and Twenty-fourth Regiment O. V. I. ; soon re- 
signed ; was afterward Master's Mate, Gunboat service, 
m. 3d, 1868, Lucinda McMillen. 


ROXANA T. 3 {Samuel 2 Lothrop% b. Aug. 18, 18 10; m. April 

30, 1829, Timothy H. Wilson; b. ; d« March 25, 

1835. He was a merchant in Cincinnati. 

Lewis Family. 179 

Children : 
i. — Lewis, b. January 5, 1830. He is a house-carpenter by 
trade; was Lieutenant of Police of Cincinnati; subse- 
quently Chief of Police. On the first call of President 
Lincoln for troops, April, 1861, Mr. Wilson enlisted. 
The First and Second Regiments O. V. I. were organ- 
ized on the 1 8th of that month, and Mr. Wilson was 
elected Colonel of the latter regiment. On the close of 
the term of enlistment, Colonel Wilson was appointed to 
a Captaincy in the United States Infantry by President 
..Lincoln, and, by promotion, was commissioned Major. 
After a service of about three years he resigned his com- 
mission: m. January 29, 185 1, Henrietta, d. of John and 
Phebe Packer; b. ; d. April 6, 1862. 

Child : 

a. Nellie H., b. November 24, 1851. 

m. 2d, December 3, 1862, Harriet, d. of Hezekiah and Olive 

(Wilson) Hadlock ; b. . 

Children : 

b. Frank C, b. November 23, 1865. 

c. Charlotte K., b. March, 1868. 

d. Olive, b. . 

e. Frank C, b. . 

ii. — James, b. October 12, 1832. He has been in mercantile 
business in Cincinnati; long a steamboat clerk on West- 
ern waters. He early enlisted in the Fifth Regiment O. 
V. I.; subsequently in the Thirty-third Missouri V. I., 
Fourth Arkansas, and Missouri Fortieth : m. October 
10, 1855, Anna D., d. of Jonathan Hallam. 
Children : 

a. Ada B., b. August 29, 1856. 
h. Lewis H., b. January 11, 1859; ^- September 7, 1859. 

180 Spooner Memorial. 

-Henry, b. August 18, 1834; d. November 14, 1867. He 
was for many years a steamboat pilot on Western waters. 
He was a volunteer in the Fifth Regiment O. V. I. ; 
Merrill's Horse, Missouri, in which he was Captain of 
Company C; resigned October 29, 1862; subsequently 
he volunteered in the Fifth Regiment Ohio Cavalry. 
Disease contracted in the army was the cause of his 


MRS. ROXANA T. (Lewis) Wilson, m. 2d, Feb. 16, 1843, 
Joseph T., s. of Stephen and Arathusa (Tolman) Nye; 
b. 1807. (See note, page 168.) Mr. Nye lives in Main- 
ville, Ohio; is a harness maker. 
Children : 
i. — Abigail Arathusa, b. Jan. 24, 1844; d. March 24, 1844. 
ii. — Samuel Lewis, b. Jan. 22, 1845; d. Feb. 2, 1854. 


NATHANIEL 3 (Nathaniel, 2 Lothrop\ b. June 16, 1806. He 
was in early life a mariner ; made several whaling 
voyages to the North Pacific. In 1828 was in Cin- 
cinnati, where he was engaged in mercantile business; 
thence went to Texas, and located at San Antonio, 
where he has since lived. He has been a Represent- 
ative in the Legislature of Texas: m. Letitia Groes- 

Lewis Family. 1 8 1 

beck, of Albany, N. Y.; b. Oct. 26, 1820 ; d. Dec. 
30, 1855 : m. 2d, Jan. 6, 1857, Mary Josephine, d. of 
Antone and Elisa (Petmesser) Lippeing, of Kaisers- 
lautern, Bavaria; b. Sept. 15, 1825. 
Children : 

55. i. — Nat, b. November 6, 1857. 

56. ii. — Dan, b. September 6, 1859. 


JAMES D. 3 {Nathaniel? Lothrop\ b. December 28, 1808; d. 
May 7, 1854. He was a graduate of Yale College. 
" He was a gentleman of good talents and fine sensi- 
bilities. After a pastorate of several years at Reading, 
and subsequently in this town [Falmouth], he relin- 
quished the ministry, and entered the practice of law. 
The accomplished Allston has said: c Those feelings 
which are most intimately blended with our nature, 
and which most powerfully and continuously influence 
us, are the very feelings which it is the most difficult 
to give any distinct apprehension of to another.' By 
all who know the excellent qualities of Mr. Lewis, he 
was esteemed and beloved." 3 m. June 3, 1855, Eunice 

R., d. of Captain Weston Jenkins ; b. . 

Children : 

57- »■— • 

58. ii.— . 

History of Cape Cod^ vol. ii., p. 480. 

1 82 Spooner Memorial. 


DANTEL S. 3 {Nathaniel, 2 Lothrof), b. April 22, 1811. He is 
a graduate of Union College, New York ; an Episco- 
pal clergyman, living in New Orleans : m. January 25, 
1844, Harriet Collins. 

Children : 

59- '•— • 

61. iii. — . 

62. iv. — . 


SARAH 3 {Nathaniel? Lothrop 1 ), b. May 13, 1819; d. Jan. 29, 
1855; m. Jan. 22, 1842, Josiah Tobey. He is a farmer; 
lives in Falmouth. 
i. — Almira. 


THOMAS 3 {Thomas, 2 Lothrop\ b. March 16, 1806. He is a 
house-carpenter by trade ; lives at Falmouth ; has been 
Assessor and Selectman ; Town Clerk and Treasurer 
the past twelve years; was Representative 1853 an( ^ 
1854: m. August 1, 1832, Cynthia E. S., d. of Fred- 
erick and Rebecca Parker; b. April 17, 18 19. 

Lewis Family. i 83 

Children : 
— Frederick T., b. June 22, 1834. 
. — Sarah B., b. July 21, 1836. ■ 
— Charles S., b. July 17, 1844. He is a clerk in Boston. 

64. i 

66. iv. — Rebecca S., b. Nov. 23, 1846; d. Oct. 8, 1869. 


LOUISA 3 {Thatcher? Lotbrop 1 ), b. January 15, 18 15 : m. Dec. 

10, 1850, Joseph Woodall ; b. . He lives at Mount 

Hope, New York. 
Children : 
i. — Martha Phebe, b. November 25, 1851. 
ii. — Alice, b. February 9, 1854. 
iii. — David, b. December 19, 1857. 


THATCHER 3 (Thatcher, 2 Lotbrop 1 ), b. March 21, 1824; d. 
April 3, 1870. He was a brick-mason; lived in Cin- 
cinnati : m. Elizabeth Bennett ; b. ; d. . 

Children : 

67. i. — Charlotte, b. . 

68. ii. — Elizabeth, b. . 

m. 2d. 

Children : 

69. iii. — Mattie, b. . 

70. iv. — Sallie, b. . 

71. v. — Jennie, b. . 

72. vi. — Phebe, b. . 

73. vii. — Mary, b. . 

184 Spooner Memorial. 


REBECCA 3 {Thatcher, 2 Lothrop\ b. Sept. 7, 1826; d. Jan. 6, 
i860: m. 1844, Edward Lanphear. He lives in Cin- 
Children : 

i. — Charles E., b. July 31, 1845; d. . 

ii.— Ella A., b. 1847. 
iii. — George, b. 1849. 
iv. — Clara, b* 1850. 
v. — Alice, b. March 25, 1853. 
vi. — Lilly E., b. February, 1855. 
vii. — Harry, b. 1857. 


DAVID 3 (Thatcher 2 Lothrop 1 ), b. March 26, 1829. He lives 
in Covington, Ky. ; m. Eliza Crippen. 


SAMUEL 1 (Joseph r., 3 Samuel 2 Lothrop 1 ), b. 1817; d. April 1, 
1845. He was a printer by trade. In 1841 he moved 
from Baton Rouge, La., to Cincinnati. While living 
in the latter place he published the newspapers Elevator 
and Sun. In 1844 he returned to the South, located at 
Yazoo City, Miss., and established the Yazoo Democrat, 
which paper he conducted to the time of" his death: 
m. 1836, Pernesie Simmons; b. April 27, 1817. 

Lewis Family. 185 

Children : 

74. i. — Joseph Devore, b. October 30, 1838. He is a printer; 

lives in New Orleans. 

75. ii. — Almira Frances, b. 1841. She is a graduate of Baton 

Rouge Female Seminary: m. John Calvin Whipple ; 

b. ; d. . He was a printer ; lived at Baton 

Rouge, La. 

76. iii. — Mary Abigail, b. May u, 1843: m. 1864, Robert A. 

Woodill. He is engaged in mining in Nevada. 

77. iv. — Samuel Henry, b. November, 1845. He is a graduate 

of Louisiana State Seminary ; is principal of a private 
school in New Orleans. 


ABIGAIL 4 {Joseph r., 3 Samuel* Lothrop% b. ■ : m. John 

L. Wolff. He is in mercantile business at Baton Rouge, 
Children : 

i. — Louisa, b. ; m. : m. 2d, Hoffman. 

ii. — Adaline, b. ; d. . 

iii. — Joseph Lewis, b. . 

iv. — Charles, b. . 

v. — John, b. . 

■ 38. 

JOSEPH T. 4 {Samuel? Samuel, 2 Lothrop% b. April 8, 1824; d. 
November 3, 1850. He graduated at Ohio University, 
Athens, in 1841. He was appointed Tutor in Wood- 
ward College, Cincinnati, in October, 1841, and elected 

1 86 Spooner Memorial. 

Professor of Natural Science in April, 1842, which he 
resigned in 1843 t0 en S a S e m t ' ie ministry of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church ; was admitted into the Iowa 
Conference in 1843. In 1845 he returned to Ohio, and 
was stationed at Marietta; in 1846 and 1847 at Ebenezer 
(now Christie) Chapel, Cincinnati. In this year his health 
failed, consumption laying hold of him, and, in Novem- 
ber, 1850, he died in Philadelphia: m. June 1, 1841, 
Martha J., d. of John and Ann (Jennings) Keeley; b. 
1825; d. October 27, 1846. 

78. i. — Samuel W., b. June 19, 1845. 

m. 2d, June, 1848, Amanda, 4 d. of Andrew Ernst. 


WILLIAM G. W. 4 {Samuel? Samuel, 2 Lothrop 1 ), b. March 13, 
1826. He graduated at Woodward College, Cincinnati, 
in 1846; was Tutor of Languages in that College 1846— 
47; adjunct Professor of Languages 1847-50. He was 
admitted into Cincinnati Conference, Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, in 1853; stationed at Mount Auburn, 
Batavia, Hillsboro, North Bend, and Oxford, and in 
1855—56 Professor in the Wesleyan Female College, 
Cincinnati. In 1864 he removed to New England Con- 
ference ; was stationed at Newton and Westfield, Massa- 
chusetts. In 1866 he removed to New York Confer- 

She m. 2d, Seth C. Foster, of Cincinnati. 

Lewis Family. 187 

80. i 

8:1. ii 

ence ; was stationed at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. In April, 
1870, he was confirmed in the Protestant Episcopal 
Church ; was ordained Deacon of that church in De- 
cember of the same year; in March, 187 1, he was 
ordaine.d Priest, and accepted, April 1, a call as Rector 
of Christ Church, Meadville, Pennsylvania. From 
April, 1870, to April, 1871, he was Principal of the 
High School in Poughkeepsie. The degree of A. M. 
was conferred on Mr. Lewis, 1849. In 1854 he suc- 
ceeded his father as Trustee of the Woodward Fund, 
which trust he resigned in 1868. He published, in 
1857, a biography of his father, Samuel Lewis, 121110., 
pp. 420: m. October 20, 1847, Virginia L., d. of 
Thomas F. and Sarah (Tibby) Baldwin ; b. 1828. 

Children : 

—Samuel Henry, b. 1848; d. 1857. 

-William G. B., b. 1850. 

-Alice V., b. 1853. 

82. iv. — Sallie T, b. 1857. 


ALMIRA 4 (Samuel* Samuel, 2 Lothrop 1 ), b. October 3, 1831 ; 
m. September 9, 185 1, Marcellus B., s. of Elisha W. 
and Anne M. (Brown) Hagaris ; b. April 21, 1827. He 
graduated at Washington College, Pennsylvania; was in 
the practice of law in Cincinnati for a number of years ; 
was elected, 1868, one of the Judges of the Superior 
Court of Cincinnati. 

Spooner Memorial. 

Children : 
i. — Samuel Lewis, b. March 7, 1853. 
ii. — Charlotte Anna, b. February 15, 1855. 

iii. — Marcellus Brown, b. April 14, 1858; d. August 24, 1858. 
iv. — Juliet Estelle, b. August 19, 1S59. 
v. — Marcellus Hawthorn, b. November 24, 1 861. 
vi.— Elisha Merrill, b. April 8, 1864. 


ELIZABETH 4 {Albert, 3 Samuel, 2 Lothrop 1 ), b. Nov. 24, 1 83 1 ; 
m. June 10, 1 85 1 , Thomas E., s. of Charles and Lydia 
A. Hunt ; b. Nov. 10, 1823. He is a merchant in Cin- 
Children : 
i. — Albert Lewis, b. March 5, 1852; d. Jan. 18, 1859. 

ii.— Ada R., b. March 5, 1856. 

iii. — Elizabeth, b. August 29, 1858. 

iv. — Willa Thomas, b. August 17, i860. 

v. — Edward, b. November 30, 1862; d. July 19, 1863. 

vi. — Luther R., b. September 3, 1864. 


SERENA A. 4 {Albert, 3 Samuel, 2 Lothrop'), b. ; d. May 27, 

1863 ; m. Frank M. White ; b. ; d. . He was 

a merchant in Cincinnati. 
Children : 

i— , b. . 

ii. — Frances, b. . 

iii. — Serena Ann, b. . 

Lewis Family. 


FREDERICK T. 4 {Thomas* Thomas, 2 Lothrop v ), b. June 22, 
1834. He entered the service of the United States in 
the war of 1861-65 as Second Lieutenant of Company F, 
Ninety-seventh Regiment Illinois V. I.: was promoted 
to Captain ; is living in Alton, Illinois, engaged in mer- 
cantile business : m. Hatty, d. of Charles Phinney, No. 
6 — iii. 


SAMUEL W. 5 (Joseph TV Samuel* Samuel 2 Lothrop 1 ), b. June 
19, 1845. He was a volunteer in the Sixth Regiment 
Ohio V. I., April, 1861 ; entered the United States 
Navy, December, 1863, as Master's Mate, and served 
until near the close of the war; was on duty on the 
Atlantic coast in blockading squadrons. He is now 
living and engaged in business at Ottawa, Kansas : 
m. August 21, 1866, Sarah Frances, d. of Lucien and 
Mary Jewett (Dimick) Gerrish ; b. Sept. 6, 1847. 

83. i.— Hugh, b. May 30, 1869. 

1 90 Spooner Memorial. 

Leonard Family. 

1.— SOLOMON LEONARD, b. — ; d. 1675. 

This name, as Mitchell says, was sometimes written " Lean- 
ardson, Lennerson, or Lenner." 

Solomon was in Duxbury, 1637; admitted freeman, 1643, 
and held land at Duxbury. 

He was an original proprietor of Bridgewater, and one of the 
earliest settlers in that town. 

"Jtt the Court of his Ma l ' es , held att Plymouth the 2Jth Day of 
October, 1675. 5 

" In reference vnto the dispose of the estate of Sollomon 
Leanardson, of Bridgewater, deceased, the Court haue ordered, 
that such pticulars as belong to Samuel! Leanardson, the eldest 
son of said Leanardson, being firstly sett apart, viz : fifty acres 
of vpland, lying on the south syde of Nunckatateesett Riuer, 
and twenty more adjoining to it, on the northerly syde therof, 
and twelue acrees lying att the towne of Bridgewater, on which 
the house standeth, and three lotts of meaddow, containing two 
acrees and an halfe, or thereabouts, to a lott, and fifty acrees of 
land appertaining to John Leanardson, the second son of the 

Plymouth Colony Records, vol. v., p. 179. 

Leonard Family. 191 

said Sollomon Leanardson, and all debts and dues owing to any 
from the said estate being first payed, the Court doth order, set- 
tle, and distribute the remainder as followeth : 

"Viz: That Samuell Leanardson, the eldest son of the said 
Sollomon Leanardson, shall haue a double portion, with what 
hee hath alreddy receiued from him, of his estate, both real and 
psonall, according to law, and the remainder to be equally 
deuided amongst the reste of the children, in equall and alike 
proportions; prouided that what any of them haue receiued of 
theire father's estate be likewise reconed onward to them off 
theire ptes. 

"This Court haue granented Ires of adminnestration vnto 
Samuell Leanardson, to administer on the estate of Sollomon 
Leanardson, deceased; and the Court doe request Elder Brett 
and M 1 ' Samuell Edson to be supervisors and assistant vnto the 
said adminnestrator, in things proueing difficult relating to the 

m. Mary ; b. ; d. 

Children : 
2. i. — Samuel, b. ; d. 

3. ii. — John, b. ; d. . He lived in Bridgewater ; m. 

Sarah ; b. ; d. . Six children. 

4. iii. — Jacob, b. ; d. . 

5. iv. — Isaac, b. ; d. . His residence was in Bridge- 

water: m. Deliverance ; b. ; d. . Four 

children^ and probably others. - 

6. v. — Solomon, b. ; d. . 

7. vi. — Mary, b. ■; d. : m. Dec. 24, 1673, J onn 5 s - °f 

William and Ann Pollard; b. June 4, 1 644; d. . 

Three children. 

ig2 Spooner Memorial. 

JACOB 2 [Solomon 1 ), b. ; d. . He lived in Weymouth, 

Worcester, and Bridgewater. Of the latter place 
he was Selectman, and had the rank of Ensign. In 
his will ( 1 7 1 6) mention is made of his present wife, 
Children : 

8. i. — Abigail, b. 1680; d. ; m. Thomas, s. of John and 

Elizabeth (Mitchell) Washburn ; b. ; d. . 

9. ii. — Susanna, b. 1683; d. 1764; m. Ebenezer, s. of Jona- 

than and Mary Hill ; b. ; d. 1 760. Four children. 

He lived in Bridgewater. 

10. iii. — Experience, b. ; d. . 

11. iv. — Mary, b. ; d. ■ 

12. v. — Joseph, b. ; d. . 

13. vi. — Josiah, b. ; d. . 

14. vii. — Jacob, b. ; d. . 

15. viii. — : Sarah, b. ; d. ; m. William Orcutt. He lived 

in Bridgewater. 

16. ix. — Solomon, b. ; d. . He lived in Bridgewater; 

had the rank of Captain: m. Elizabeth, d. of David 
Perkins ; b. ; d. . Three children. 

17. x. — Jacob, b. ; d. . 

Leonard Family. i a 3 


JOSEPH 3 (Jacob, 2 Solomon 1 ), b. ; d. . He lived in 

Bridgewater: m. Martha, d. of William and Martha 

Orcutt; b. 1 671 ; d. . 

Children : 

18. i. — Daughter; m. Fisher, of Rehobeth. 

19. ii. — Ephraim, b. ; d. . He settled at Hopewell, 

New Jersey : m. . Sixteen children. 

20. iii. — Joseph, b. 1696; d. — — . 


JOSEPH 4 (Joseph* Jacob 2 Solomon'), b. 1696; d. . He 

lived in Bridgewater: m. 1721, Mary, d. of Nathan- 
iel Packard; b. 1695; d. 1770. 
Children : 

21. i. — Joseph, b. ; d. . 

22. ii. — Daniel, b. ; d. : m. 1750, Mary, d. of James 

and Experience (Hay ward) Dunbar; b. 1730 ; d. 1770. 
Ten children. 

23. iii. — Benjamin, b. October 21, 1732; d. ; m. 1756, 

Keturah Briggs; b. ; d. 1757: m. 2d, Mary 

RenefFe : m. 3d, Polly Bosworth. 

24. iv. — David, b. July 29, 1734; d. November 24, 1813. 

25. v. — Jonathan, b. July 29, 1734; d. 1804: m. 1758, Mar- 

tha, d. of Benjamin and Martha (Kingman) Wash- 
burn ; b. 1 73 1; d. . Four children. 

194 Spooner Memorial. 

26. vi. — Simeon, b. 1737; d. 1793: in. April 10, 1764, Anna, 

d. of Samuel and Mary Smith; b. 1743; d. . 

Nine children. 

27. vii. — Seth, b. ; d. . 

28. viii. — Sarah, b. ; d. : m. Isaac, s. of Isaac and 

Bethiah Pool; b. ; d. . Six children. 

29. ix. — Marv, b. ; d. . 


DAVID 5 {Joseph* Joseph? Jacob? Solomon 1 ), b. July 29, 1734; 
d. Nov. 24, 1813. He lived in Bridgewater; was 
with General Winslow in seizing the neutral French 
at Nova Scotia, 1755; was at the taking of Ticon- 
deroga, 1759; afterward was a master mariner, and 
subsequently a farmer. He owned the farm near 
Niponicket Pond, in the west part of Bridgewater, 
which is still in the family : m. May 24, 1770, Mary, 
d. of Deacon Joseph and Mary (Andrews) Hall, of 
Taunton; b. August 21, 1750; d. Dec. 4, 1839. 
Children : 

30. i. — David Augustus, b. September 25, 1 77 1 ; d. July 22, 
1 8 19. He graduated at Brown University, 1792, 
and was ordained at Bridgewater, Dec. 17, 1794. 
He had charge of a Trinitarian Congregational 
Church on Nantucket, 1796-97; remained on that 
island about two years; then settled at Assonet vil- 
lage — Freetown — and temporarily supplied the First 
Calvinistic Church; was engaged in teaching; also 
in mercantile business. He lived for a time in New 

Leonard Family. 195 

York; while there supplied the pulpit of the Gold- 
Street Baptist Church, and also had charge of an acad- 
emy. He removed to Bristol, R. I., 1 805 ; was Post- 
master of that town from 1806 to 1 81 7; Secretary 
of Bristol Insurance Company; Editor of the Bristol 
Republican newspaper, and also merchandised. In 
1817 he removed to Indiana, and located at Laconia, 
Harrison county: 5 m. February 9, 1797, Polly, d. of 
Captain Job and Elizabeth (Rounseville) Peirce; b. 
May 31, 1777; d. October 2, 1836. Eight children. 

31. ii. — Zenas Lockwood, b. Jan. 16, 1773; d. June 24, 1841. 

32. iii. — Mary, b. September 2, 1774; d. February 9, 1856; 

m. March 13, 1 79 1, Captain Daniel, s. of Benjamin 
and Hannah (Pratt) Leonard; b. July 21, 1 77 1 ; d. 
June II, 181 1. Three children. He lived in Mid- 
dleborough ; was a merchant, 
iii. — Mrs. Mary (Leonard) Leonard, m. 2d, 1806, Clifford, 
s. of John and Bathsheba (Dean) Carver; b. Sept. 
29, 1780; d. March 26, 1842. Four children. He 
was a blacksmith; conducted that business in Mid- 
dleborough and Bridgewater; in the latter place 
some twenty years; thence removed to Norton, 
where he located on a farm. 

33. iv. — Bernard, b. Feb. j6, 1777; d. Sept. 2, 1834. He 

taught school in New York City a number of years. 
The degree of A. B. was conferred upon him by 
Brown University, 1804. He went to Natchitoches, 
La., prior to 1820, where he was engaged in mer- 

5 Most of the facts relating to David Leonard have been obtained 
from the Peirce Family Genealogy. 

io6 Spooner Memorial. 

cantile business; held several offices in that parish 
and city; m. January 10, 1 820, Anna, d. of Hon. 
Timothy Bloodworth, who was a Representative in 
Congress from North Carolina, in 1 790 and 1 79 1, 
and a Senator of the United States from 1795 to 

34. v. — Caleb, b. October 15, 1778; d. July 3, 1840. He 

lived in Bridgewater; was a farmer, inheriting the 
homestead of his father, which is now owned by his 
son, James M. Leonard. He was a Justice of the 
Peace; was Selectman, and held other offices : m. 
July 12, 1807, Nancy, d. of Nathaniel and Hannah 
(Thomas) Thompson ; b. Sept. 9, 1784; d. Sept. 7, 
] 863. Three children. 

35. vi. — Olive, b. Oct. 12, 1780 ; d. May 22, 1819; m. March 

18, i8c2, Cephas, s. of William and Deborah (Stur- 
tevent) Thompson; b. July 1, 1775; d. November 
6, 1856. Eight children. He lived on a farm in 
Bridgewater; was a portrait painter. Two of his 
sons, Cephas G. and Jerome B., of New York City, 
are well-known portrait and landscape painters. 

36. vii. — Hannah, b. August n, 1782; d. October 10, 1786. 

37. viii. — Linus Romulus, b. August 10, 1784; d. September 5, 

1841. He first engaged in business in Baltimore; 
removed to Pamlico river, North Carolina, where 
he remained until about 1814; thence he went to 
Madison, Ind., where he was engaged in business 
with his brother, George W. In 1833 he moved to 
Brownsville, Term.: m. August 10, 18 19, Julia 
Ann, d. of Dr. Ezra and Eliza (Tucker) Baker; b. 
; d. January 15, 1 845. Three children. 

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38. ix. — Sarah, b. April 25, 1786; d. October 17, 1818; m. 

1813, Jonathan, s. of Joseph and Hannah (Lothrop) 
Bassett ; b. ; d. . 

39. x. — Fanny, b. April 2, 1788; d. February 14, 18 19; m. 

Zepheniah, s. of Job and Judith (Williams) Dean ; b. 
August 22, 1786; d. October 26, 1817. He lived 
in Ray n ham. 

40. xi. — George W., b. February 8, 1790; d. March 25, 1856. 

He was born in Bridgewater. Soon after attaining 
his majority a spirit of enterprise induced a trip to 
the West and South ; the journey from Bristol, 
R. I., to New Orleans, and back, was made by 
him on foot. Soon after his return to Massachu- 
setts, a venture was made by him in a stock of 
goods, which were taken to South Carolina, where 
he passed two years in merchandising. In 1819 Mr. 
Leonard settled permanently in Madison, Ind., and 
for many years was largely interested in mercantile 
business, and was a Director in the Madison Branch 
of the State Bank of Indiana. He was one of the 
most highly respected and honored citizens of Mad- 
ison : m. April 18, 1821, Sarah Tucker, d. of Dr. 
Ezra and Eliza (Tucker) Baker ; b. April 29, 1 805 ; 
d. January 5, 1834. Six children: m. 2d, 1835, 

Charlotte, d. of and Mary (Emerson) Farn- 

ham ; b. ; d. . 

41. xii. — James Manning, b. February 24, 1792; d. October 

31, 1847. He lived in Middleborough ; the latter 
years of his life in Illinois; was a portrait painter: 
m. Sally, d. of Benjamin and Mary (Bowen) Thomp- 
son ; b. May 22, 1795; d. November 17, 1822. 

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One child: m. 2d, Clarinda, d. of Hon. Wilkes 
Wood; b. 1799; d. April 28, 1832. Three children: 
m. 3d, November 24, 1834, Minerva, d. of Eph- 
raim and Jerusha Dimmock ; b. April 10, 1813; d. 
October 31, 1847. Three children. 
42. xiii. — Charles Frederick, b. July 15, 1796; d. September 15, 
1815. He was a graduate of Amherst College. 


REV. ZENAS L. e {David, 5 Joseph* Joseph? Jacob, 2 Solomon 1 ), 
b. January 16, 1773; ^ J une 2 4-> 1841. 

We learn of him, in Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit, that : 
" His early years were passed on his father's farm, where he 
acquired habits of industry and a knowledge of agriculture, that 
he turned to good account in after life. In March, 1790, when 
he was about seventeen years of age, his mind first became 
deeply impressed with eternal realities, and about the middle of 
June following he obtained evidence, as he believed, of a renewed 
heart. For a short time he was somewhat perplexed and agi- 
tated on the subject of Baptism, but he finally became satisfied 
that immersion is the scriptural mode of administering- that or- 
dinance, and he was accordingly baptized in that way on the 1st 
of July following, and immediately after connected himself with 
the First Baptist Church in Middleborough, then under the care 
of the Rev. Isaac Backus; of which his excellent mother had 
been a member for several years. 

" Shortly after this he commenced a course of study prepara- 
tory to entering College. He was assisted by his elder brother, 

Leonard Family. 199 

David A., then a member of Brown University, and partly by 
the Rev. Dr. Fobes, a Professor in the same University, but 
having his residence and a pastoral charge in the adjoining town 
of Raynham ; and, during part of the time, he studied without 
an instructor, and in connection with his labors upon the farm. 
In jMay, 1 792, he was admitted to the Sophomore Class of 
Brown University, and, during his whole Ccllege course, was 
distinguished for diligence in study, exemplary deportment, and 
earnest piety. He graduated with honor in September, 1794. 

" On leaving College, he commenced a course of theological 
study under the direction of the Rev. William Williams, of 
Wrentham, Mass.; but, at the urgent request of his friends, he 
began immediately to preach, being regularly licensed, according 
to the order of his denomination, by the Church at Bridgewater. 
He spent the next winter in Sandwich and some of the adjoin- 
ing places, and early in the spring was permitted to take part in 
a powerful revival of religion in Provincetown, a place situated 
on the extreme northwestern point of Cape Cod. After this he 
went, by invitation, to Templeton, and remained there about 
two months, when he determined to prosecute, what he had pre- 
viously meditated, a tour through the New England States and 
the State of New York. He accordingly set out, but on arriv- 
ing at Sturbridge, Mass., at the close of his second dav's jour- 
ney, he was led to abandon the project and accept an invitation 
to preach to the Baptist church of that town. On the 30th of 
January, 1796, he received a unanimous call from the Church 
and Society to become their Pastor; and having accepted it, he 
was ordained on the 15th of September following, the Rev. Dr. 
Baldwin, of Boston, preaching the Ordination Sermon. 

" With such zeal and energy did Mr. Leonard now apply him- 
self to the work of the ministry, that his health soon began to 

200 Spooner Memorial. 

fail, and, in the summer of 1797, he was obliged to suspend his 
labors for several months, which he spent upon the sea-shore. 
In the autumn he was so much improved that he commenced a 
grammar-school in the immediate vicinity of his own dwelling, 
which he continued, with one or two exceptions, for thirteen 
successive seasons; and for several years he had in his family 
a number of young men fitting for College, or more immediately 
for some of the higher walks of active usefulness. In the spring 
of 1798, his health again became very feeble, and serious fears 
were entertained of an incipient disease of the lungs, which 
might oblige him to desist from public speaking altogether. He 
again availed himself, for a while, of the sea air, but with little 
or no apparent advantage. Afterwards, he journeyed into the 
northern part of Vermont, and in the autumn made a visit to 
Cape Cod ; but his health still continued feeble. About this 
time he resumed his early habit of regular labor in the open air, 
and this was the means of restoring him to a comfortable state 
of health, which continued till near the close of life. 

" Mr. Leonard was active in procuring a division of the War- 
ren (Rhode Island) Baptist Association. A Convention of min- 
isters and private members of the church was held at Sturbridge, 
November 3, 1 801, which resulted in the formation of the Stur- 
bridge Association. Their first meeting was held at Charlton, 
September 30, 1802, and for more than a quarter of a century 
he was one of the leading spirits of the bodv. He enlisted with 
great zeal for the promotion of several of the prominent benev- 
olent objects of the day, particularly the Sabbath School, the 
Temperance cause, and the cause of African Colonization, and 
was President of the Society for Worcester county and vicinity, 
auxiliary to the Baptist Board of Missions. He also repeatedly 
accepted and conscientiously discharged civil trusts, conferred 

Leonard Family. 201 

upon him by his fellow-citizens. His uncommon industry and 
perseverance, and scrupulous regard to system, enabled him to 
accomplish a great amount of labor. 

" It was his often expressed desire that he might not outlive 
the period of his usefulness; and it was a mysterious dispensa- 
tion of Providence that, while in the midst of vigorous manhood, 
he was visited with a malady (softening of the brain) which grad- 
ually brought a cloud over his intellect. 

" On the 13th of October, 1832, he was, by his own request, 
dismissed from the immediate charge of the congregation which 
he had ably and faithfully served during a period of thirty-six 
years. The next year the citizens of the town signified their 
continued confidence in his fidelity and ability by electing him, 
for the sixth time, to represent them in the Councils of the 
State. For some years he continued a constant attendant in the 
sanctuary, and occasionally took part in conference and prayer 
meetings. It had been his custom to visit annually his pious 
mother, and the friends and home of his youth, in the Eastern 
part of the State, and generally, in going or returning, to attend 
Commencement at Brown University. His last journey thither 
was made in 1833. In the autumn of 1835, accompanied by 
his son, he made a tour through a part of New Hampshire and 
Vermont, which he seemed greatly to enjoy, but was glad to re- 
turn home ' to rest.' " 

Rev. Joel Kinney, in his History of the Baptist Churches com- 
posing the Sturbridge Association, states that during Mr. Leon- 
ard's pastoral charge, "There were added to the church 229 
persons; of this number 205 were added by baptism, and of this 
last number he probably baptized 175." 

His funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. Joel Kinney, 
then Pastor of the Baptist Church in Sturbridge, from 2 Timo- 
thy iv., 7, 8. 

102 Spooner Memorial. 

" The only productions of Mr. Leonard's pen that are known 
to have been printed, with the exception of contributions to va- 
rious periodicals, are the Circular Letters to the Sturbridge Asso- 
ciation for the years 1802, iSro, 1822, and 1825, and an Ora- 
tion delivered on the Fourth of July, 1816." 

m. September 1, 1 799, Sally, d. of Deacon Henry and Sarah 
(Fiske) Fiske; 5 b. April 4, 1782; d. July 18, J 868. 

5 Fiske Genealogy: 

1. — Nathan Fiske, b. ; d. June 21, 1676. He was in Watertown 

as early as 1642 ; admitted freeman, May 10, 1643 ; Selectman, 

1673. His wife was Susanna . Six children. His eldest 

child was : 

2. — Lieutenant Nathan Fiske, b. October 17, 1642; d. October, 1694. 
He lived in Watertown; Selectman, 1684, 1688, and 1 69 1 . 

His wife was Elizabeth . Nine children. His fourth child 

was : 

3. — Deacon Nathan Fiske, b. January 3, 1673: d. January 22, 1742. 
He lived in Watertown ; was much confided in by his towns- 
men ; was Representative, 1727, 1728, 1729, and 1732: m. 
October 14, 1696, Sarah, d. of John and Hannah (Livermore) 

Coolidge ; b. ; d. November 27, 1723: m. 2d, May 22, 

1729, Mrs. Hannah, widow of Daniel Smith, and d. of Simon 
and Hannah (Barron) Coolidge; b. December 7, 1691 ; d. Octo- 
ber 4, 1750. Eight children by his first wife. His fourth child 
was : 

4. — Lieutenant Henry Fiske, b. January 24, 1707; d. March 1, 1790. 
He lived in Medfield. He and his brother Daniel were original 
proprietors of Sturbridge (says Clark), and settled in that new 
town at an early date. He was elected Selectman at the first 
meeting, September 18, 1738, after the incorporation of the 
town: m. January 10, 1738, Mary, d. of David and Mary 

Leonard Family. 203 

The Southbridge Journal said of Mrs. Leonard on her decease : 
"Mrs. Leonard's extreme age made her an interesting link 
with the past. She was a granddaughter of the two first settlers 
of Sturbridge — Lieutenant Henry Fiske and his brother, Deacon 
Daniel Fiske, who pitched their tent in 1 73 1 on what has been 
known ever since as ' Fiske Hill.' Her father was Deacon 
Henry Fiske, son of the first named, and her mother, Sarah, 

(Rice) Stone ; b. January 19,1717; d. June 2, 1805. Fourteen 
children. His sixth child was : 
5. — Henry Fiske, b. August 16, 1745; d. December 10, 1815. He 
was an active and much-trusted man in the business of the town 
of Sturbridge, where he lived: m. May 5, 1774, h' s cous i n > 
Sarah, d. of Daniel and Deliverance (Brown) Fiske ; b. August 
12, 1746; d. December 11, [815. 
Children : 
i. — Armille, b. February 12, 1775 ; d. February 22, 1779. 

ii. — Moses, b. June 27, 1776; d. March 15, 1777. 

iii. — Joshua, b. January 16, 1778; d. December 28, 1835; m. Feb- 
ruary 18, 1 80 1, Betsey, d. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Hubbard) 
Cheever ; b. ; d. June 22, 1848. Two children. 

iv. — Ichabod, b. July 19, 1779; d. August 14, 1779. 

v. — Mary, b. July 19, 1780; d. October 5, 1827; m. August 19, 
1804, David Taylor; b. April, 1779; d. . Three children. 

vi.' — Sally, b. April 4, 1782; d. July 18, 1868: m. Rev. Zenas L. 
Leonard, No. 3 1. 

vii. — Matilda, b. January 16, 1 784. 

viii. — Amy, b. Nov. 9, 1785; d. Dec. 14, 1859; m. Oct. 11, 1812, 
her cousin, Daniel, s. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Morse) Fiske ; 
b. May 10, 1786; d. Dec. 7, 1859. Four children. 

ix. — Meliscent, b. September 6, 1789; d. January 24, 1871; m.June 
3, 1830, John, s. of John and Mary (Marsh) Plimpton ; b. Sep- 
tember 9, 1789 ; d. January 24, 1864. One child. 

204 Spooner Memorial. 

daughter of the last named. * * * Although she was very 
young when she assumed the responsible duties of a minister's 
wife, which position, like that of the minister, was no sinecure 
at that period, yet she developed at once a remarkable capacity 
for her position. Though not rapid in her movements, yet her 
wonderful tact, perfect system, untiring industry, enabled her to 
accomplish a vast amount of work. She was free from eccen- 
tricity, and appeared to be every day alike. Their new home 
was established in sight of her birthplace during the first year 
of this century, and was the center of attraction to her for 
nearly sixty-eight years. * * * In this delightful home, where 
was always dispensed a courteous and bounteous hospitality, 
friend and stranger alike welcomed and needs supplied, they 
reared a family of seven children, three of whom only survive 
their mother. * * * In her last sickness she bore her pains 
with wonderful patience and resignation, and, as characteristic of 
her whole life, seemed more interested for others' comfort than 
her own. Her obsequies were attended at her son's house, and 
it was pleasant to look upon her calm and placid features, which 
seemed to have renewed comparative youth, and to feel that she 
had attained eternal rest. She was buried beside her husband 
and eldest son, in the new cemetery in Sturbridge, while light- 
ning flashed along the horizon and the thunder rolled in the 
heavens, and a plentiful shower soon poured out its treasures to 
refresh and beautify the thirsty earth. * * She has lived a 
long and active, useful, and somewhat eventful life, and her rest 
must be sweet and glorious." 

Children : 

43. i. — Henry Fiske, b. August 14, 1800; d. January 23, 1831. 

44. ii. — Mary Ann Hall, b. January 4, 1803 j m. August 31, 

1829, Rev. Francis W., s. of Horatio and Abigail 

Leonard Family. 205 

(Foster) Emmons; b. February 24, 1802. Five chil- 
dren. (See Appendix C, No. 30.) 

45. iii. — Vernera, b. June 20, 1805. 

46. iv. — Sarah, b. June 19, 1810; d. July 31, 1850; in. Sep- 

tember 5, 1842, Thomas, s. of Reed and Abigail 
(Lewis) Spooner; b. January 17, 1817. (See No. 
152.) Three children. 

47. v. — Manning, b. June 1, 18 14. 

48. vi. — Linus, b. ; d. August 12, 1862. 

49. vii. — Frances Maria, b. April 17, 1826; d. Nov. 30, 1855; 

m. Oct. 9, 1 85 1, Thomas, s. of Reed and Abigail 
(Lewis) Spooner; b. Jan. 17, 1 81 7. (See No. 152.) 
Two children. 


HENRY F. 7 (Zenas L., 6 David* Joseph,* Joseph? Jacob, 2 Solomon*), 
b. August 14, 1800; d. January 23, 1831. He grad- 
uated at Brown University, 1826; subsequently taught 
an academy in New York ; studied law with Nathaniel 
Searle, LL. D., Providence, R. I. His health failing, he 
did not enter upon the practice of law. The last year 
of his life was passed in Sturbridge: m. August 28, 1828, 
Ann Frances, d. of Robert S. and Esther (Armington) 
Burroughs ; b. September 25, 1806. She m. 2d, Nathan- 
iel P. Draper, of Providence, R. I. 

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VERNERA 7 (ZenasL., 6 David, 5 Joseph,* Joseph, 3 Jacob, 2 Solomon 1 ), 
b. June 20, 1805; m. April 25, 183 1, Francis E., s. of 
Dr. Jacob and Matilda (Walker) Corey ; b. September 
25, 1804. He has lived in Sturbridge and Worcester, 
Mass.; in Madison, Ind., and is now living in Chicago, 
111. In each of those places he has been engaged in mer- 
cantile business. 
Children : 
i. — Helen Maria, b. September 28, 1832; m. April 27, 1854, 

James Mix; b. . He lives in Kankakee, 111.; is a 

large land-holder, which he cultivates, and is largely in- 
terested in the water-power on the Kankakee river, at 
Momence. Four children. 

ii. — Sarah Matilda, b. December 3, 1834; m. April 20, 1857, 

Benjamin F. Carver ; b. . He was for a number 

of years Cashier of the Marine Bank, Chicago ; then a 
banker there on his own account; and subsequently in 
New York, where he is still living. Three children. 

iii. — George Henry, b. May 24, 1839; d. August 13, 1847. 

iv. — Josephine Charlotte, b. April 16, 1843; m - February 24, 

1863, John B. Drake ; b. . He has been for many 

years proprietor of the Tremont House, Chicago, in 
which place he has been a successful operator in real 
estate. Two children. 

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MANNING 7 (Zenas £., 6 David, 5 Joseph,* Joseph, 3 Jacob, 2 Solo- 
mo?! 1 ), b. June I, 1814. 

Having completed his education at Amherst Academy — Sim- 
eon Colton, Preceptor — Mr. Leonard taught school one term in 
South Amherst; 1832 he went to New York; was employed 
as clerk in dry goods houses, and finally in the house of Tiffany, 
Anderson & Co.; remained there until 1835, when he moved 
to the West, and became associated with F. E. Corey and Wm. 
A. Emmons in business in Noblesville, Indiana, under the firm 
name of Leonard, Emmons & Co. The following year he was 
associated in business with George W. Leonard, in Vernon and 
Madison, Indiana; and in 1838 he formed a partnership with 
George M. Phelps, firm name of Leonard & Phelps, wholesale 
dry goods dealers in Madison, Ind. His interest in that house 
terminated in 1844, when he returned to Massachusetts. 

He located at Southbridge, and from 1844 to 1863 he was in- 
terested in the Central Mills in manufacturing cotton cloths, de- 
tains, etc. 

In 1864 Mr. Leonard passed some months in Great Britain, 
France, and Switzerland. 

He has held the office of Justice of the Peace from 1854 to 
the present time; Notary Public; Assessor; Selectman; for a 
long period of time has been member of the School Board; was 
Representative to the General Court 1869. 

Of the Southbridge Bank, first as a State Bank, afterward a 
National Bank, Mr. Leonard has been a Director since 1849, 
and in part by his own agency was the Savings Bank of South- 

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bridge established in 1848 ; of it he has been Secretary since its 
formation and on the Board of Investment. 

m. September 15, 1840, Mary F., d. of Ebenezer and Re- 
becca (Fisher) Ammidown ; b. August 23, 1817. 
Children : 

50. i. — Charles Henry, b. December 29, 1841. 

51. ii. — Bernard Ammidown, b. July 25, 1844. 

52. iii. — George Manning, b. Sep. 4, 1846; d. Sept. 8, 1863. 

53. iv. — Anna Rebekah, b. April 7, 1849. 

54. v. — Mary Frances, b. August 2, 1851. 

55. vi. — Sarah Catherine, b. December 16, 1854. 

56. vii. — David Fiske, b. July 26, 1857; d. May 31, 1864. 


LINUS 7 {Tenets L.? David? Joseph? Joseph? Jacob? Solomon 1 ), 

b. ; d. August 12, 1862. He lived in Stur- 

bridge ; was a farmer: m. March 18, 1856, Sarah P., 
d. of George and Loranda (Butterworth) Harridon; b. 
August 30, 1830. 
Children : 

57. i. — Zenas Lockwood, b. January 28, 1857. 

58. ii. — Henry Fiske, b. December 18, 1858. 


CHARLES H. 8 {Manning? Zenas L.? David? Joseph? Joseph? 
Jacob? Solonwn 1 ), b. December 29, 1 84 1. 

He fitted for College at Southbridge High School and Willis- 
ton Seminary, Easthampton ; entered Yale College, September, 

Leonard Family. log 

i860; enlisted August, 1862, with the Forty-fifth Regiment 
Mass. V. I., Company A, Colonel Charles R. Codman (nine 
months regiment) ; was at Newberne, N. C; Corps Commander, 
Major General J. G. Foster ; discharged by expiration of service 
July 7, 1863. He graduated at Yale, July, 1865; graduated 
M. D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Depart- 
ment of Columbia College, N. Y., February, 1868; received 
Diploma of service (eighteen months) House Physician and Sur- 
geon, Charity Hospital, Blackwell's Island, N. Y., October, 1869. 
In January, 1870, he settled in Providence, R. I., where he is in 
the practice of medicine. 


BERNARD A. 8 (Manning, 7 Zenas Z., 6 David, 5 Joseph* Joseph, 3 
Jacob, 2 Solomon 1 ), b. July 25, 1844. 

He enlisted August, 1862, in the Forty-fifth Regiment Mass. 
V. I., but, on account of ill health, was discharged from the 
service September 26th following. He has been engaged in the 
lumber business at Oconto, Wisconsin, with Mix & Hall; after- 
ward was associated with Wm. M. Dwight and Elijah C. Morse, 
under the firm name of Wm. M. Dwight & Co., dealers in hard 
wood lumber, Detroit, Michigan. Within the past year he has 
become interested in the Greenwood Stove Company, Cincin- 
nati, in which place he is living. 

m. May 31, 1871, Nellie, d. of Herman M. Burr, of 

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Emmons Family. 

i.— WILLIAM EMMONS, b. -; d. about 1763. There 

were of this name in America, in Rhode Island, Massa- 
chusetts, and Connecticut, of whom mention is made 
in history, as early as 1638, and there are now descend- 
ants from them and others, to be found in those and 
other States and in the British Provinces, between 
whom and the William above can be traced no blood 
relationship. William E. came from England about 
the year 1718; resided in Taunton, where he owned 
real estate; removed thence to South Farms, Litch- 
field county, Conn., in 1733, and there passed the re- 
mainder of his days. He was one of the founders of 
the First Episcopal Church in the town of Litchfield, 
November 5, 1745, a record of which, at the house of 
Captain Jacob Griswold, is found in a " Sermon de- 
livered in Trinity Church, Milton and St. Michael, 
Litchfield, November 5, 1845, by Isaac Jones, A. M., 
Rector," (pp. 14 and 50.) The name of his first wife 
is not known: m. 2d, January 4, 1735, Sarah Barnes. 
Children : 

2. i. — Woodruff, b. 1718 ; d. August, 1793. 

Emmons Family. 1 1 1 

3. ii. — William, b. ; d. . He resided in Litchfield 

county, Conn. ; was married and had several chil- 
dren. He was a large man, much given to hunting 
and sports of the chase. 

" With dogs and gun, 
Was full of fun." 

He had a son (John) who, not sympathizing polit- 
ically with his republican cousins during the Rev- 
olutionary war, moved into one of the British 
Provinces. He also had a son William. 

4. iii. — Arthur, b. August 28, 1731 ; d. August 26, 1804. He 

was born in Taunton, and died in Litchfield, Conn. 

5. iv. — Tabitha, b. January 23, 1734; d. . 

6. v. — Hannah, b. ; d. ; m. Richmond, and 

had several children; resided in Litchfield county, 

7. vi. — Mary, b. ; d. 

8. vii. — Lydia, b. ; d. 


WOODRUFF 2 (William^), b. 1718; d. August, 1793. Tra- 
dition says that he was born on the passage from 
England to America. He lived in Cornwall, Conn.; 
was a large portly man, and a farmer. His will was 
made in :i 790, and proved in 1793, in which he gave 
his real estate to his youngest son: m. March 10, 
1743, Esther Prentice, probably daughter of Valen- 
tine and Abigail (Walker) Prentice, of Woodbury, 

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Conn.; b. May 2, 17 ij ; d. . She is said to 

have survived her husband more than a quarter of a 
century, and lived to the age of one hundred and 
eight years. 
Children : 

9. i. — Samuel, b. February 20, 1743 ; d. . He served 

his country in the Revolutionary war in the rank of 
Captain, and died near its close in the city of New 
York. He left a widow and several children, one 
of whom was Hannah, who married a Hudson. 

10. ii. — Elizabeth, b. Sept. 29, 1745; d. June 16, 1748. 

11. iii. — Simeon, b. Sept. 3, 1747: d. . 

12. iv. — Elizabeth, b. May 25, 1749; d. ; m. Asa Bierce. 

They had a large family of sons and daughters. One 
of the sons was Peter, of Cornwall, Conn., who has 
been doing a large business in smelting iron ore. 

13. v. — Sarah, b. February 7, 1750; d. . 

14. vi. — Salmon, b. November 27, 1752; d. . He mar- 

ried and had several children, one of whom was Ira, 
a farmer of Oneonta, N. Y. 

15. vii. — Solomon, b. July 19, 1754; d. Sept. 5, 1835. 

16. viii. — Asa, b. July 12, 1756; d. . 

17. ix. — Asaph, b. ; d. . He married and had sev- 

eral children, one of whom was Samuel, a farmer, 
who resided many years near North Canaan, Conn. 

Emmons Family. 213 


SOLOMON 3 (Woodruff? Williant), b. July 19, 1754; d. Sept. 

5, 1835. He was brought up a farmer; was a Re- 
publican in politics, and did some service as a soldier 
and non-commissioned officer in the Revolutionary 
war. He moved from Cornwall, Conn., to Tin- 
mouth, Vt.; thence to Clarendon; thence to Rut- 
land; thence to Pittstown, N. Y. ; thence back to 
Rutland, and thence to near Fort Edward, N. Y. 
In the last four named places he kept tavern. In 
Rutland he also kept the County Jail. He was a 
man rather above medium size, of dark complexion, 
very active, of jovial disposition, and ever enjoyed 
good health. His wife, Sabra, was a noble woman, 
of strong mind, kind, amiable, prudent, and ener- 
getic. She was a member of the Baptist Church. 
m. February 22, 1778, Sabra, d. of Dr. Samuel and 
Mary Canfield ; b. 1754; d. November 9, 1812: 
m. 2d, 1813, Mrs. Sarah Hale, of Rutland, Yt. 

Children : 

18. i. — Horatio, b. Sept. 30, 1778; d. May 30, 1864. 

19. ii. — Mary, b. November 17, 1780; d. November 6, 1836; 

m. Benjamin Whitney ; b. 1777; d. Oct. 27, 1843. 
He lived in Clarendon, Vt. Fourteen children. 

20. iii. — Sarah, b. Oct. 20, 1782; d. Dec. 17, 1847: m. Dec. 

6, 1 802, Daniel, s. of Elihu Smith ; b. Jan. 23, 1 777 ; 
d. Aug. 30, 1859. He lived in Sheldon, Vt. Eleven 

214 Spooner Memorial. 

21. iv. — Adonijah, b. March 14, 1785; d. . He was in 

company with his brother, Horatio, in the mercan- 
tile business at Berkshire, Vt., in 1808 and 1809; 
subsequently in the same business at Glenns Falls, 
N. Y., where he was also Postmaster. He edited 
and published for a time The Sandy Hill Times, at 
Sandy Hill, N. Y. ; practiced law in that place and 
at Keysville, N. Y., and was in this practice with 
his sons, Halmer H. and Jed C, at Detroit, Mich., 
where he died: m. Harriet S. Clark, of Sheldon, 
Vt. ; b. ; d. . Seven children. 

Halmer H. E. has been one of the most successful and 
prominent members of the bar of Michigan. In 
1870 he was appointed, by President Grant, Judge 
of the Sixth District United States Circuit Court, 
which office he now holds. 

Norman E., another son, is also a lawyer, in Milwaukee, 

22. v. — Francis B., b. April 26, 1787; d. April 27, 1801. 

23. vi. — Lydia, b. April 28, 1789; d. Dec. i 6, 1 862 ; m. Stephen 

P. Lee; b. Feb. 12, 1785; d. June 16, 1868. Ten 

24. vii. — Bildad, b. January 6, 1 79 r ; d. August 26, 1791. 

25. viii. — Catherine, b. August 19, 1793; d. August 27, 1797. 

26. ix. — Abigail, b. 1795; d. August 28, 1797. 

27. x. — George H., b. February 28, 1798; d. 1836; m. Betsey 

Ketchum. Three children. 

28. xi. — Catherine, b. March 8, 1800; m. Alexander. 

Two or three children. 

29. xii. — Julia, b. February 8, 1803; m. February 6; 1824, 

Philip Pike; b. April 7, 1804. He lives at Fort 
Edward, N. Y. Ten children. 

Emmons Family. 1 1 5 


HORATIO 4 (Solomon, 3 Woodruff? William*), b. September 30, 
1778; d. May 30, 1864. He was a farmer in Claren- 
don and Swanton, Vt. ; a merchant in Berkshire, where 
he was also a United States Custom House officer, and 
kept a public house. In January, 1810, he moved back 
to Rutland. In the spring of 1 813, enlisted in the war 
of the United States, declared the year previous, against 
Great Britain ; was an Orderly Sergeant in Captain Gor- 
don's Company, Eleventh Regiment of Vermont V. I.; 
was in the battle of Plattsburg, Sept. 11, 18 14, where he 
was disabled from using his musket ; afterward trans- 
ferred to the Paymaster's department, in which he served 
to the close of his enlistment term. Subsequently he 
moved to near Union Village, N. Y., where he was a 
Justice of the Peace upward of twenty years. Hon. E. 
D. Culver, who resided near him and knew him wel 
these last years of his life, said of him : " Integrity and 
justice characterized his whole administration:" m. July 
26, 1 801, Abigail, d. of Whitefield and Lucy (Bucklin) 
Foster; 6 b. January 27, 1779; d. January 21, 1857. 

6 Foster Genealogy : 
I. — Benjamin Foster, b. ; d. . He lived in England, G. B. : 

m. Mary Stuart. One of his children was : 
2. — Benjamin, b. April 17, 1 7 1 4 ; d. January 6, 1803. He emigrated 

from England to America, and lived in Clarendon, Vt. : m. 

Rachel Day. One of his children was : 

2 1 6 Spooner Memorial. 


30. i. — Francis Whitefield, b. Feb. 24, 1802. 

31. ii. — Hannibal Augustus, b. Dec. 4, 1803; d. Sept. 12, 1804. 

— Whitefield, b. April 11, 1745; d. September 14, 1803. He re- 
sided in Clarendon ; was a farmer : m. Lucy, d. of David and 
Abigail (Waldo) Bucklin y b. November 10, 1749; d. Febru- 
ruary 1 1, 1845. 
Children : 
i. — George Whitefield, b. November 8, 17715 d. April 30, 1810. 
Soon after his marriage he moved to Swanton, Vt., and was 
there a prominent and much-respected citizen. On his tomb- 
stone is engraved : 

"Bound to no sect, he took no private road, 
But looked thro' nature up to Nature's God." 

m. Eunice, d. of Colonel Ephraim Sawyer, of Lancaster, Mass. ; 
b. April 10, 1769; d. April 10, 1857. 
Children : 

a. Timothy, b. ; d. August 9, 18^4. He, too, was a farmer in 

Swanton, and walked in the footsteps of his father. He rep- 
resented the town in the State Legislature several years ; was a 
member of the Senate, 1839 and 1840, when his brother, John 
S., was a member of the House : m. December 12, 1 8 1 1 , Hep- 
zibah Barber; b. December 6, 1795. Seven children. 

^.Sophia, b. ; d. September 10, 1822: m. Amasa I. Brown, 

Esq., a lawyer of Swanton. Several children. 

7 David Bucklin was a grandson of' Joseph Bucklin, who came to America from 
England and settled at Rehoboth, Mass. ; resided in Herkimer, N. Y., and died there, 
January 21, 1820, in the 94th year of his age. He was a wheelwright by trade, and 
made a wheel for his daughter, Lucy, when upward of 90. His wife, Abigail, was a 
sister of Dr. Albigence Waldo, whose grandfather, Zachariah, came from France in 
the time of the persecutions against the Waldenses. 

Emmons Family. 217 

32. iii. — William Augustus, b. July I, 1805; d. July 4, 1849. 

33. iv. — Lucius Hannibal, b. Sept. 16, 1808; d. July 24, 1850. 

c. George W., b. ; d. October 12, 1848. He was a citizen of 

high standing, and enjoyed to a great degree the confidence of 
the public. He was eminent in his profession as a lawyer, and 
filled important public stations with honor to himself and satis- 
faction to the community: m. Martha Winters; d. August 18, 
1858. Two children. 

d. Rowena, b. Nov. 23, 1797; still living (1871) : m. Dec. 27, 1818, 

Julius H. Rice; b. March 28, 1794- Business — marble works; 
resided at Glenns Falls, N. Y. ; d. March 11, 1861. Seven 

e. Lucia, b. 1802; d. March 30, 1804. 

f. Mary L., b. 1806; d. February 5, 1823. 

g. John S., b. March 16, 1809; d. June 5, 1861. He was a Repre- 

sentative in the Legislature of Vermont, 1 839 and 1840; Sheriff 
of Franklin county, Vt., from 1843 to 1846; was Senator, 1849 

and 1850: m. February 4, 1834, Hepzibah R. Barber; b. ; 

d. May 6, 1838. One child, m. 2d, September 15, 1841, 
Eleutheria, d. of Hon. Daniel Chipman ; d. Oct. 11, 1844: m. 

3d, Dec. 15, 1847, Eliza C. Livingston; b. . Four children. 

ii. — Lydia, b. November 27, 1793 ; d. September 2, 1853 ; m. Col- 
onel James, s. of Colonel Ephraim Sawyer, of Lancaster, Mass.; 
b. 1762; d. May 25, 1827. Colonel Ephraim Sawyer "com- 
manded the Worcester county regiment at the battle of Bunker 
Hill, and at the battle of Saratoga in 1777. Four of his sons 
were officers in the Revolutionary army. Colonel Jas. Sawyer 
was at the taking of Yorktown, and at the storming of the re- 
doubt (put up to protect the wings). He was an officer in the 
Massachusetts line ; was at the side of Colonel Alexander Ham- 
ilton, to whose regiment of light infantry he belonged. After 

2 1 8 Spooner Memorial. 

34. v. — Marv Ann Sabra, ] 

> b. September 26, 1809. 

35. vi. — Sarah Ann Lucy, ) 

the Revolution he came to Rutland, where he lived four years. 
At the Rutland Shay's rebellion he commanded the cavalry, and 
rendered important service in suppressing that outbreak. From 
Rutland he removed to Brandon, where he remained six years, 
and removed to Burlington in 1796, where rhe first two years 
he was a merchant, and for six years thereafter Sheriff of the 
county." s 
Children : 

a. James L., b. April 9, 1 79 1 ; d. 1850. He was a graduate of Ver- 

mont University in 1806; afterward a lawyer in Burlington; 
went to New York, and was connected with the United States 

Custom House there for several years, and there died . m. , 

and had two children. 

b. Frederick Augustus, b. September 9, 1792; d. April 28, 1 831. 

" He was a graduate of Vermont University; entered the army 
as an Ensign, war of 181 2-1 5 ; promoted to First Lieutenant; 
was in the battles of Chrysler's fields, Chippewa, Bridgewater, 
and in the defense and sortie from Fort Erie. In 1819 he re- 
signed his commission, came out of the army with a high repu- 
tation, and returned to Burlington." 9 

c. Marcia, b. April 9, 1794; d. August 16, 1796. 

(/Horace B., b. February 22, 1797; d. 1850. In 181 2, on the 
declaration of war against Great Britain, Mr. Sawyer was ap- 
pointed a Midshipman in the United States Navy. His first 
service was on Lake Champlain ; was in several naval engage- 
ments during the war ; subsequently passed through all the 
grades to Captain. His was a long and honored service. A 

H Vermont ^Quarterly Gaxcttc, -vol. i., p. 497. 9 Ibid., p. 498. 

Emmons Family. 1 1 9 

36. vii. — George Foster, b. August 23, 181 1. 

37. viii. — Lydia Maria, b. September 6, 1815. 

very full memoir of him is in Miss Hemmenway's Vermont 
Quarterly Gazette, vol. i., p. 581. He was married twice; by 
second wife he had three children, 
e. George F., b. April 25, 1798; d. 1850. He entered the Navy 
with Commodore McDonough as a Private Secretary; was ap- 
pointed Purser, which office he held until his death. Married, 
but had no children. 

f. Gamaliel B., b. March 25, 1800; d. July 10, i860. "Orestes," 

a correspondent of the Boston Daily Advertiser, in an obituary 
notice of him, said: "He was in many respects the most re- 
markable man in this State (Vermont). Educated at the Uni- 
versity of Vermont and for the bar, he directed his attention 
early to politics and literature. * * * In breadth of view, 
in the discussion of political questions, and in the keenness of 
insight into the plans of politicians, he had few equals." 

g. Edward P., b. August 16, 1803; d. August 15, 1805. 

h. Mary C, b. July 19, 1804; d. August 23, 1865. "Her life," 
says her biographer, "was a beautiful example of all those do- 
mestic virtues and graces which render woman the blessing and 
ornament of home and society." 
i. Maria A., b. August 28, 181 1 ; d. October 18, 1845 ; m. January 
23, 1839, Charles Allen. One child. 

iii. — Asa, b. January 29, 1777; d. April 19, 1813. He was a farmer 
in Clarendon, Vt. : m. Sybil Parker. Seven children. 

iv. — Abigail, b. January 27, 1799; d. January 21, 1857: m. Horatio 
Emmons, No. 18. 

220 Spooner Memorial. 


FRANCIS W. 5 {Horatio,' Solomon? Woodruff? William 1 ), b. Feb- 
ruary 24, 1802. 

He was born in Clarendon, Vt. ; in early youth was a clerk in 
the store of A. & C. Harmon, Burlington, Vt. ; at the age of 
eighteen years taught school in the town of Peru, near Platts- 
burg, N. Y., and in the summer and fall of the same year in 
Johnstown, N. Y. Having, in 1 8 16, united with the Baptist 
Church in Swanton, Vt., and, feeling that it was his duty to 
preach the gospel, in 1821 he entered as a student the Baptist 
Literary and Theological Seminary, at Hamilton, N. Y., where 
he remained three years. Having completed the course pre- 
scribed at that institution, in 1824 he entered Columbia College, 
Washington, D. C. While a Junior in that College he edited 
for a time The Columbian Star, and during the summer of 1826 
served as a missionary, under the direction of a Female Mission- 
ary Society, at Richmond, Va. We next find him a student at 
Brown University, Providence, R. I., where he graduated in 
1828. Twenty years subsequently, in 1848, being present at 
the Commencement, he received from it the Degree of A.M. 

He was ordained to the gospel ministry, May 21, 1829, in 
Providence, R. I., to take charge of the Baptist Church at East- 
port, Me., which charge he resigned December 31, 1829. Some 
mental trials and failing bodily health was the cause. Thence 
we follow him to Killingworth, Conn., where he had charge of 
the Academy for one year. In New Lisbon, Ohio, he taught 
a private school, and at Wellsburg, West Virginia, was Princi- 

Emmons Family. 221 

pal of Brooke Academy. While residing at New Lisbon and 
Wellsburg (1 83 1 to 1833), he assisted Alexander Campbell 
in revising his "new version" of the New Testament, compar- 
ing it all with the original Greek; which services were acknowl- 
edged by Mr. Campbell in his Preface to the fourth edition of 
that work. 

His health again failing, late in the fall of 1833 he visited 
Madison, Ind., where he spent the following winter. November 
30, 1834, he moved to Noblesville, Ind., where he continued to 
reside until the fall of 1842. In Noblesville he was engaged in 
teaching, preaching, and other business. He held the office here 
of Postmaster several years. In the winter of 1836—37, by a 
resolution of the State Senate of Indiana, he was made a special 
''Reporter" of its proceedings for the public prints. 

At Cincinnati, 1837, he was associated with Edward P. Cranch, 
Esq., in taking down and writing out for the press the debate be- 
tween Alexander Campbell and Right Rev. Bishop John B. Pur- 
cell; and this year published, at Noblesville, The Voice, or An 
Essay to Extend the Reformation — an l8mo. volume of 252 pages. 

From reading The Christian Baptist and other writings of Mr. 
Campbell, Mr. Emmons became deeply interested in The Refor- 
mation, which he pleaded; and for a dozen years that he resided 
in the West was connected in his church relation with the "Dis- 
ciples" or "Christians." At Noblesville, Ind., mainly through 
his efforts, the two little churches there of "Disciples" and 
" Baptists " became one, and he preached and taught on religion, 
receiving no pecuniary compensation. 

In 1842 he returned, broken down in health, to New En- 
gland, and settled on a few acres of land in Sturbridge, near 
Globe Village, where he still resides. He reunited here with 
the Baptists, and afterward, without any change in his religious 

222 Spoon er Memorial. 

sentiments, again with the Disciples in Worcester — communing, 
as opportunity offered and offers, alike with both churches — be- 
lieving that there should be no middle walls of separation between 

In 1848 he was elected a Representative from Sturbridge to 
the General 'Court of Massachusetts, and served one session. 

He received the honorary degree of M. D. in 1855 from the 
Metropolitan Medical College of New York. 

He had been a frequent contributor to various religious and 
other periodicals, and of late years has written quite a number 
of religious tracts, which are now being published and widely 
circulated by T. Holman, of New York. 

In this family, also, is that same strange tradition, which is to 
be found in many other American families, " of a large estate in 
England." Following it up, being incited thereto by a coat of 
arms in the family, and a rumor that in 1847 an advertisement 
of said "estate" in an English newspaper had been seen inquir- 
ing for heirs in America, the family held a convention at North 
Canaan, Conn., in 1849, at which Francis W. was appointed 
and duly commissioned, with power of attorney and other cre- 
dentials, to visit England, look after, and secure it. In 1850 he 
passed several months in Great Britain, made diligent search, 
advertised for '''•the advertisement ," etc., etc.; but no estate, nor 
Emmons advertisement, nor connecting link of ancestry between 
the families here and there being found, he returned again to his 

m. August 31, 1829, Mary Ann Hall, d. of Rev. Zenas 
L. and Sally (Fiske) Leonard; b. January 4, 1803. 
(See Appendix B, No. 44.) 

Emmons Family. 223 

Children : 

38. i. — Sarah Abigail, b. Feb. 29, 1832; m. Nov. 13, 1856, 

Thomas, s. of Reed and Abigail (Lewis) Spooner; 
b. Jan. 17, 1817. (See No. 152.) Eight children. 

39. ii. — Henry Fiske, b. Dec. 2, 1834; d. Oct. 10, 1835. 

40. iii. — Frances Matilda, b. Dec. 15, 1838. She graduated, 

1861, at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, South 
Hadley, Mass. ; has taught music in Chicago, 111., 
and Reading, Ohio; is now (1871) teaching in the 
school at Avondale, Hamilton county, Ohio. 

41. iv. — Mary Catherine, b. April 16, 1840. 

42. v. — Julia Caroline, b. September 28, 1842. 


WILLIAM A. 5 (Horatio,' Solomon? Woodruff? William 1 ), b. July 
I, 1805; d. July 4, 1849. ^ e was a saddle and har- 
ness maker by trade; merchandised; lived at Ver- 
gennes, Vt.; at North Livermore, Me. ; Wellsburg, W. 
Va.; Noblesville, Ind., and at Gorham, Me. When 
residing in Indiana was Associate Judge of the Ham- 
ilton County Court. He died at sea, near San Bias, 
on his way to California: m. Oct. 24, 1831, Elizabeth 
Tisdale, d. of Prince and Drusilla (Allen) Hinds ; b. 
Oct. 13, 1810. 
Children : 

43. i. — Frederick Augustus, b. July 17, 1834. He was a vol- 

unteer in the United States service, war of the Rebel- 
lion, and served as a soldier from near the commence- 
ment to the close of the war. 

44. ii. — Helen Elizabeth, b. March 2, 1841. 

224 Spooner Memorial. 


LUCIUS H. 5 (Horatio,* Solomon* Woodruff* William 1 ), b. Sep- 
tember 16, 1808; d. July 24, 1850. He was a 
printer, and followed this business, excepting a few 
years that he held a clerkship in the Post-office De- 
partment of the United States Government at Wash- 
ington, D. C. He established and edited and pub- 
lished the first newspapers at Noblesville, Hamilton 
county, Ind. : The Newspaper and Little Western. 

m. June 4, 1835, Mary Ellen Donovan ; b. . 

Children : 

45. i. — Sarah Ellen, b. Jan. 13, 1837; d. Jan. 12, 1842. 

46. ii. — Mary Emeline, b. ISTov. 12, 1838; d. Dec. 31, 1841. 

47. iii. — Margaret Caroline, b. Feb. 7, 1841; d. Jan. 18, 1842. 

48. iv. — Ida Maria, b. Oct. 3, 1843. 

49. v. — Lucius, b. June 1, 1846. 

50. vi. — Abigail Foster, b. Aug. 15, 1848; d. July 25, 1850. 

51. vii. — John Donovan, b. Oct. 26, 1850. 


MARY ANN S. 5 (Horatio* Solomon* Woodruff, 2 William 1 ), b. 
September 26, 1809 : m. March 25, 1827, John B., s. of 
Daniel and Elizabeth (Knowlton) Cummings ; b. March 
1, 1801. He has long lived in Portland, Me.; the past 

Emmons Family. iz§ 

few years has been a dealer in lumber; is a house-carpen- 
ter and joiner by trade, and has been a large building con- 
tractor in Portland. 
Children : 
i. — John Bowman, b. P'eb. 20, 1828; d. June 7, 1829. 
ii. — John Bowman, b. Sept. 7, 1829; m. Feb. 4, 1870, Louise 
C, d. of John J. and Nancy (Parsons) Weese; b. March 
38, 1 85 1. He is connected with the American Tube 
Works, Boston. 
a. Louise Emmons, b. May 12, 1871. 
iii. — Francis Waldo, b. Feb. 29, 1832. He lives in Portland, 
Me.; is a machinist by trade ; has been prominently con- 
nected with some of the most important railroad com- 
panies of the country. 
iv. — Sarah Maria, b. Dec. 8, 1836; m. Oct. 9, 1864, Daniel 

B., s. of Thomas and Sarah A. (Lowe) Ricker; b. . 

He is a wholesale grocer in Portland, Me. 


SARAH ANN L. 5 {Horatio* Solomon* Woodruff, 2 William^ b. 
September 26, 1809; m. April 10, 1825, Gardner, s. of 
Samuel and Mary (Harrington) Davis ; b. May 19, 1801 ; 
d. February 24, 1868. Mr. Davis lived several years in 
Vergennes, Vt. ; was engaged in the staging business. 
The last years of his life he lived in Noblesville, Ind. ; 
kept a livery stable. 

226 Spooner Memorial. 

Children : 
i. — Catherine, b. January u, 1827; m. February 19, 1842, 
Edwin R., s. of Jesse and Sarah (Saylor) Lutz; b. April 
16, 1821; d. May 11, 1844. 
a. Edwin R., b. July 14, 1844. 
i. — Mrs. Catherine (Davis) Lutz, m. 2d, November 2, 1847, 
Richard A., s. of John and Susan (Skinner) Cowden ; b. 
December 17, 1820. He lives near Clarksville, Hamil- 
ton county, Ind. 
Children : 

a. Marion G., b. September 7, 1848. 

b. Harmon A., b. March 9, 1850. 

c. Alfred D., b. January 4, 1852. 

d. John T., b. October 22, 1853; ^- August 17, 1854. 

e. Emma S., b. February 15, 1855; d. August 9, 1856. 

f. John T., b. January 22, 1857. 

g. Cora A., b. December 2, 1858. 

/^.Richard A., b. March 11, 1862; d. March 1, 1863. 
i. Austin R., b. November 14, 1863. 
k. Maud H., b. November 23, 1865. 
/. Pearl, b. September 20, 1868. 
ii. — George Gardner, b. May 16, 1829; ^. 1851. He died in 
Panama, New Grenada, on his way to California. 

Emmons Family. 227 


GEORGE F. 5 {Horatio, 4 ' Solomon? Woodruff? William'), b. Aug. 
23, 1811. 

He entered the United States Navy, April 1, 1828; ap- 
pointed from Vermont ; Naval School, New York, 1829-30, 
serving first on board receiving ship Robert Fulton, to which 
he was attached when she blew up, on Thursday evening, June 
4, 1829, having only gone on shore a short time previous, and 
was returning to her when the accident occurred ; served in the 
frigate Brandy wine, Mediterranean Squadron, 1831—33; pro- 
moted to Past Midshipman, June 14, 1834. He studied law 
in Cincinnati, and was admitted to the bar, 1836—37; bark 
Consort, Coast Survey, 1837; Exploring Expedition, 1838-42; 
commissioned as Lieutenant, February 25, 1841; receiving ship 
Baltimore, 1843 ; S '°°P Boston, Brazil Squadron, 1845-46; 
ship of the line Ohio, Pacific Squadron, 1847. During the war 
with Mexico, employed on the Pacific side on ship and on shore 
in Upper and Lower California ; was sent as bearer of dispatches 
to General Mason in the Sierra Nevada ; in several eno-age- 

7 DO 

ments with natives of the Pacific coast; store ship Southamp- 
ton, Pacific Squadron, 1848-50; Bureau of Construction, Navy 
Department, 1851—53; frigate Savannah, Brazil Squadron, 
1854-56; commissioned as Commander, January 28, 1856; 
waiting orders, 1856-59; member of Light-house Board, 1861 ; 
commanding steamer Hatteras, Western Gulf Blockading Squad- 
ron, 1862, and commanding steamer R. R. Cuyler, same squad- 
ron, 1863; captured Cedar Kevs, West coast of Florida, 1862, 
and Pass Christian, Mississippi ; took some twenty prizes, some 


Spooner Memorial. 

of which were burned or destroyed — among the latter the rebel 
ram Webb, which was fired into on passing New Orleans, and 
then chased on shore and burned, and officers and crew cap- 
tured; commissioned as Captain, February 7, 1863; command- 
ing steam sloop Lackawanna, Western Gulf Squadron, 1864-65 ; 
present at battle with the rebel force in the attempt to destroy 
the shipping and city of New Orleans, 1865, in which both 
were saved, and several millions of Government property, prin- 
cipally through the exertions of the officers and crew of the 
Lackawanna, at the time under his command ; commanding 
steam sloop Ossipee, North Pacific Squadron, 1867-68; com- 
missioned Commodore, September 20, 1868; at present Senior 
Member of Ordnance Board and Commandant of Navy Yard, 

Philadelphia. 10 m. . 

Children : 
52. i.— — 

53- »•— — 

54- "«•— — 

55. iv.— — 

56. v. — — 


LYDIA M. 5 {Horatio* Solomon, 5 Woodruff? William x \ b. Sep- 
tember 6, 1815 ; m. September 6, 1835, Josiah M., s. of 
Curtis and Nancy (Bolter) Mallery ; b. May 24, 1806. 
He is a house-carpenter and joiner by trade ; lived, until 
within a few years past, first in Noblesville, Ind., and 
since then has been farming near Tipton, Ind. 

10 Records of Living Officers of the U. S. Navy, p. 40. 

Emmons Family. 229 

Children : 
i. — George Oscar, b. August 8, 1836; d. May 28, 1837. 
ii. — Jane, b. Dec. 15, 1838; m. Sept. 28, 1856, Harvey, s. of 
Daniel and Julia S. Reedy ; b. Oct. 18, 1833. One child. 
ii. — Mrs. Jane (Mallery) Reedy, m. 2d, Sept. 12, 1864, John 
A., s. of Paul and Elizabeth (Williams) Childs; b. Nov. 
27, 1837. Two children. He lives at Tipton, Ind. 
iii. — Lucius Herbert, b. March 1, 1841; d. Sept. 1, 1841. 
iv. — Irwin Clark, b. Feb. 5, 1843 > ^- May 19, 1863. He died 

in the United States army, war of 1861-65. 
v. — Ellen Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1845; d. Aug. 13, 1846. 
vi. — Milton Josiah, b. May 28, 1847. 
vii. — Nancy Amelia, b. July 30, 1850; d. July 25, 1851. 
viii. — William Emmons, b. Dec. 19, 1851. 
ix, — Jessie Benton Fremont, b. Nov. 4, 1856. 
x.— Abbie Maria, b. Oct. 7, 1858. 


MARY C. 6 (Francis W.? Horatio? Solomon? Woodruff? William"), 
b. April 16, 1840 ; m. April 16, 1866, Samuel, s. of 
Micajah and Elizabeth (Perrv) Morgan ; b. February 27, 
1813. Mr. Morgan is a farmer; lives in Sycamore town- 
ship, Hamilton county, Ohio. 
Children : 
i. — Catherine Emmons, b. February 18, 1867. 
ii. — George Henry, b. September 27, 1868. 
iii. — Mary Edna, b. May 2, 1871. 

230 Spooner Memorial. 


HELEN E. 6 {William A.? Horatio? Solomon? Woodruff? Will- 
iam 1 ), b. March 2, 1841 ; m. July n, 1861, Charles W., 
s. of William and Clarissa (Humphrey) Noyes ; b. April 
25, 1836. 
Children : 
i. — Florence, b. June 24, 1862. 
ii. — Helen, b. February 4, 1864. 
iii. — Josephine, b. February 3, 1868. 


IDA M. 6 {Lucius H? Horatio? Solomon? Woodruff? William 1 ), 
b. October 3, 1843 ? m * October 30, 1865, Charles, s. of 
William and Malinda (Randall) Campbell ; b. January 8, 
1835. He lives at Troy, Doniphan county, Kansas. 
Children : 
. — Charles Augustus, b. September 3, 1866. 
. — Lucius William, b. July 2, 1868. 
. — George Francis, b. May 2, 1870. 

Emmons Family. 23 1 


LUCIUS 6 {Lucius H., 5 Horatio, 4 Solomon,* Woodruff? William 1 ), 
b. June 1, 1846. He was a volunteer in an Indiana 
regiment of infantry in the war of 1861-65 ; is a 
printer by trade; lives at Noblesville, Ind.: m. June 
4, 1867, Mary Calista, d. of Henry and Sarah Ann 
(Hare) Mallery ; b. October 10, 1842. 
Children : 

57- »■— ■ 

58. ii.— • 


Adams, Elinor, 88; John, 88. 

Aiken, , 37. 

Alcock, Joanna, 80, 81. 

Alden, Alice, 58; David, 99, 117; Job, 
117 ; Ruth, 99. 

Alexander, , 214. 

Allen, Amy, 61 ; Catherine, 101 ; Charles, 
219; Cornelius, 101-103 ; Daniel, 101- 
103 ; Drusilla, 223 5 George, 101, 102 ; 
Hannah, 101 ; John, 101, 102; Mary, 
61; Sarah, 101, 164, 165; William, 

39» 4°, 55> 70. 
Allerton, Mary, 57. 
Allibone, S. Austin, 60, 91. 
Almy, Peleg, 133. 
Ammidown, Ebenezer, 208; Mary F., 

Anderson, Robert, 157- 
Andrews, Hannah, 805 Mary, 194; 

Stephen, 1 36. 
Annable, Hannah, 47. 
Armington, Esther, 205. 
Arnold, Benedict, 91; Mary, 99, 104.5 

Samuel, 48, 51, 52; Samuel G., 41; 

William, 119. 
Ashley, Rebecca, 115. 
Atwood, Ann, 54; John, 54. 
Austin & Silsbee, 152. 

Bachelor, Deborah, 49; Stephen, 495 
Theodotia, 49. 

Backus, Isaac, 198. 

Badcock, William, 46. 

Baker, Eliza, 196, 1975 Ezra, 196, 197; 
L. D., 155; Julia A., 196; Sarah T., 

Baldwin, Lucy, 157; Thomas, 199; 
Thomas F., 187 ; Virginia L., 187. 

Barber, Hepzibah, 216; Hepzibah R.,217. 

Barlow, Anna, 47. 

Barnes, Jonathan, 119; Lydia, 119; Sa- 
rah, 210. 

Barron, Hannah, 202. 

Barrows, Mary, 131. 

Barstow, Sarah, 80. 

Bartlett, Ichabod, 128 ; Joseph, 78 ; Rob- 
ert, 78,128; Samuel, 128; William 
H, ,5. 

Bassett, Jonathan, 197; Joseph, 197; 
Ruth, 98 ; William, 98. 

Bates, Barnabas, 144. 

Baylies, Francis, 17, 51, 65. 

Beauregard, P. G. T., 157. 

Becket, Mary, 75. 

Beesbech, Alice, 1 18. 

Belknap, Jeremy, 26. 

Benedict, David, 106, 108. 

Bennett, Elizabeth, 183; Jeremiah, 67; 
John, 96 ; Lydia, 67; Ruth, 66 ; Susan, 
12; William, 66. 

Benson, John, 52. 

Bernard, Francis, 99. 

Besbedge, Alice, 118. 

Besbeech, Alice, 118. 

Bierce, Asa, 212; Peter, 212. 

Bigger, Abby S., 154; Ella J., 154; 
Frances E., 154; James C, 154; 
James E. G., 154, 155. 

Bisbee, , 118. 

Black, Alice, 60, 61, 66; Mary, 115. 

Blackwell, Alice, 61 ; Caleb, 61 ; Desire, 
61 ; Hannah, 72; Jane. 61 ; John, 61; 
Lettice, 61; Michael, 61 ; Nathaniel, 
61 ; Sarah, 61. 

Bloodworth, Anna, 196; Timothy, 196. 

Bolter, Nancy, 228. 

Boltwood, Martha, 92; Mary, 92; Rob- 
ert, 92. 

Booth, Anna, 109; Isaiah, 109; John, 
109; Judith, 109; Tryphenia, 109, 171. 

Bosworth, Polly, 193. 

Bourman, Benjamin, 47; Thomas, 47. 

Bourne, Deborah, 117, 118; Elisha, 80; 
Elizabeth, 68, 80, 117; Hannah, 80; 
Jedediah, 117, 118; John, 117; Mar- 
garet, <;4; Thomas, 117, 118. 

Bowden, John, 50. 

Bowdish, William, 37. 

Bovvdoin, James, 99. 

Bo wen, Mary, 197. 

Bowers, Charlotte, 157. 

Bradford, Abigail, 138; David, 118; Na- 
thaniel, 118; Oliver, 138 ; Sarah, 138 ; 
William, 10-12, 26, 31. 

Branch, Mercy, 52, 128; John, 52, 53; 
Peter, 53. 



Brett, William, 191. 

Brewster, Love, 13; Sarah, 128; Will- 
iam, 25, 26. 

Briggs, Bathsheba, 114; John, 48; Jo- 
seph, 104; Keturah, 193. 

Brigham, Levinah, 87. 

Bright, Ann, 86; Henry, 86. 

Broadwell, Jonathan P., 147. 

Broadwell & Spooner, 147. 

Brown, Amasa I., 216; Anne M., 187; 
Deliverance, 203; Samuel, 125, 126. 

Brownell, Joseph, 70; Robert, 70. 

Buck, Abigail, 63, 70. 

Bucklin, David, 216; Joseph, 216; Lucy, 
215, 216. 

Bumpas, Jacob, 52. 

Burnet, Jacob, 173. 

Burr, Herman M., 2045 Nellie, 209. 

Burroughs, Ann F., 205; Frances, 105; 
Roberts., 205; William, 105. 

Burt, Elizabeth, 94; Henry, 94. 

Butler, John, 169; Sarah, 169. 

Butterworth, Loranda, 208. 

Callender, John, 106, 107. 

Campbell. Alexander, 221 ; Charles, 230; 
Charles A., 230; George F., 230; Lu- 
cius W., 230; William, 230. 

Canfield, Sabra, 213; Samuel, 213. 

Cannon, Adam, 147. 

Carden, Hannah, 69. 

Carey, Sarah, 78, 129. 

Carpenter, Captain, 143. 

Carson, Isaac, 175; Mary, 175; William 
L., 175. _ 

Carver, Benjamin F., 206; Clifford, 195; 
John, 195. 

Catlin, Ad aline, 155 ; Alexander, 155 ; Au- 
gustus, 155; Elmira, 156; Lydia, 155; 
Margaret E., 156; Martha, 155, 156. 

Caulkins, Frances M., v. 

Causby, Marv, 87. 

Charles I., 140. 

Chase, Barnabas, 37; Nathaniel, 37; 
Phineas, 47; William, 37. 

Chauncey, Charles, 26, 27. 

Cheeney, Margaret, 113. 

Cheever, Betsey, 203; Israel, 82, 1345 
Samuel, 203. 

Child, Joseph, 88; Lydia, 77, 87, 88. 

Childs, Betsey, 76; John, 229; Paul, 

Chillingworth, , 25. 

Chipman, Daniel, 217; Eleutheria, 217; 
John, 80. 

Church, Benjamin, 85; Charles, 80; 

Deborah, 104; Nathaniel, 80. 
Churchill, Ebenezer, 128; Hannah, 128; 

James, 72; John, 128. 
Clafflin, Oliver, 136. 
Clapp, Elizabeth, 88; Lucy, 133. 
Clark, Abigail, 59; Harriet S., 214; 

John, 106; Joseph S., 202; Mary, 

117; Rebecca, 101, 102. 
Clarke, Joseph, 60; Rose, 98; Thomas, 

Cobb, Oliver, 49. 
Coddington, William, 41. 
Codman, Charles R., 209. 
Coffin, Mary, 82; Sarah, 62. 
Coggan, John, 63 ; Mary, 63. 
Cole, Hugh, 119. 
Coleman, James, 1 12. 
Collier, George, 63. 
Collins, Elizabeth, 166; Harriet, 182; 

John, 166. 
Colton, Simeon, 207. 
Colver, Nathaniel, 151. 
Congdon, James B., 43. 
Cook, Esther, 119; Francis, 119; Jacob, 

119; Jane, 78 ; John, 10, 11, 65, 78; 

Sarah, 79. 
Coolidge, Hannah, 202; John, 202; 

Sarah, 202; Simeon, 202. 
Coombs, Anthony, 52; John, 12—15, J 7 > 

Rosella, 95; Sarah, 14, 15. 
Corey, Francis E., 206, 207 ; George H., 

206; Helen M., 206; Jacob, 206; 

Josephine C, 206; Sarah M., 206. 
Cotton, John, 39, 55; Josiah, 121. 
Cowden, Alfred T., 226 ; Austin R., 226 ; 

Cora A., 226; Emma S., 226; Har- 
mon A., 226; John, 226; John T., 

226 ; Marion G., 226 ; Maud H., 226 ; 

Pearl, 226; Richard A., 226. 
Cranch, Edward P., 221. 
Crandon, Grace, 76; Jean, 76; John, 76. 
Crapo, Francis, 69; Mary, 68; Nicholas, 

66; lerez, '68, 69; W. W., 34. 
Crippen, Eliza, 184. 
Croad, John, 118; Mary, 118. 
Croase, Mary, 117. 

Cromwell, Ebenezer, 170; Oliver, 140. 
Crookshank, Edwin D., 175; Juliet, 175. 
Croswell, Andrew, 121. 
Crow, William, 54. 
Cudworth, James, 50. 
Cullis, Edward, 13. 
Culver, E. D., 215. 
Cummings, Daniel, 224; Francis W., 



225; John B., 224, 225; Louise E., 

225 ; Sarah M., 225. 
Cushman, Isaac, 57, 61; James, 132; 

Lydia, 132; Phebe, 57, 61; Rebecca, 

81; Sarah, 575 Thomas, 14, 57. 
Cuthbertson, Cuthbert, 14; Sarah, 14. 
Cutter, Hephzibah, 177. 

Dana, Mary, 152. 

Daniel, Hannah, 70. 

Davis, Catherine, 226; Gardner, 225; 

George G., 226; John, 295 Margaret, 

99; Samuel, 225 ; William, 99. 
Day, Mary J., 176; Rachel, 215. 
Deane, Bathsheba, 195; Job, 197? John 

W., v; Mary, 95; Paul, 95; Samuel, 

114; Zepheniah, 197. 
Delano, Captain, 74; Ephraim, 133; Ja- 

bez, 75; Jean, 72; Jonathan, 71, 72, 

131; Maria, 72; Mercy, 71, 72, 1 1 5 j 

Philip, 71 ; Rebecca, 128. 
Denison, Edward, 63; Sarah, 63. 

Devore, , 172. 

Dewesbury, Esther, 72. 

Dexter, Franklin B., ill; Henry M., v, 

13 ; Thomas, 52. 

Dillingham, , 82. 

Dimick, Mary J.,' 189. 

Dimmock, Elijah L., 168 ; Ephraim, 198 ; 

Jerusha, 198. 
Dodge, Ezekiel, 125, 126. 
Donovan, Mary E., 224. 
Doolittle, Ephraim, 91. 
Dotey, Edward, 9. 
Drake, John B., 206. 
Draper, Nathaniel P., 205. 
Drew, John, 170; Susan, 170. 
Drury, Luke, 90. 

Dudley, Mercy, 86; Prudence, 89. 
Dunbar, James, 193; Mary, 193. 
Dunham, Robert, 104. 
Dwight, William M., 209. 
Dyre, Christopher, 126. 

Eastland, Betsey, 66; Zuriah, 70. 

Eddy, Samuel, 1 1. 

Edson, Samuel, 191. 

Effinger, John, 156; M., 156. 

Eliot, John, 59. 

Elliot, Joseph, 90. 

Ellis, Clark, 125; Dorothy, 67; Eliza- 
beth, 48 ; Joel, 67; John, 125; Mary, 
67; Mordecai, 125; Ruth S., 20; 
Thomas, 136. 

Emerson, Mary, 197. 

Emmons, Abigail, 214; Abigail F., 224; 
Adonijuh, 214; Arthur, 211; Asa, 
212; Asaph, 212; Bildad, 214; Cath- 
erine, 214; Elizabeth, 212, 214; Fran- 
ces M., 223 ; Francis B., 214; Francis 
W., 146, 204, 216, 220—223; Fred- 
erick A., 223; George F., 219, 217, 
218; George H., 214; George W., 
216; H aimer H., 214, 215; Hannah, 
211, 212; Hannibal A., 216; Helen 
E., 223, 230 ; Henry F., 223 ; Horatio, 
204, 213, 214, 219; Ida M., 224, 
230; Ira, 212; Jed C, 214; John, 
211; John D., 224; Julia C., 223; 
Lucius, 224, 231; Lucius H., 213, 
224; Lydia, 211, 214; Lydia M., 219, 
228; Margaret C, 223, 224, 229; 
Mary, 211, 213; Mary A. S., 218, 
224; Mary C, 223, 229; Mary E., 
224; Norman E., 214; Samuel, 212; 
Sarah, 212, 213; Sarah A., 146, 151, 
222; Sarah A. L., 218, 225; Sarah 
E., 224; Simeon, 212; Solomon, 212, 
213; Tabitha, 21 1; William, 210, 
211; William A., 207, 217, 223; 
Woodruff, 210, 211. 

Ernst, Amanda, 186; Andrew, 186. 

Everett, Edward, v. 

Fallowell, Ann, 78 ; Catherine, 78 ; Ga- 
briel, 78. 

Farnham, Charlotte, 197. 

Faunce, Thomas, 123. 

Fay, Daniel, 87, 88; James, 77, 87, 88; 
John, 87; Lydia, 77, 88; Mary, 87. 

Fessenden, Benjamin, 113; Deborah, 113; 
Nicholas, 113. 

Finney, Elizabeth, 11S. 

Fisher, , 193; Rebecca, 208. 

Fiske, Amy, 203; Armille, 203 ; Daniel, 
202, 203 ; Elizabeth, 202 ; Henry, 202, 
203; Ichabod, 203; Joshua, 203; 
Mary, 203; Matilda, 203; Meliscenr, 
203; Moses, 203; Nathan, 202; Sally, 
145, 202-205, 222: Sarah, 202, 203; 
Susanna, 202. 

Fobes, Perez, 199. 

Fogleman, Joseph, 177. 

Foot, Lydia, 122. 

Ford, Martha, 116. 

Foster, Abigail, 177, 204, 215, 219; 
Asa, 219; Benjamin, 215; George W., 
217; John, 118; J. G., 209; John 
S., 216, 217; Lydia, 217; Lucia, 217; 
Rowena, 217; Samuel, 177; Sarah, 



118; Seth C, 186; Sophia, 216; 

Timothy, 2165 Whitefield, 215, 216. 
Fowle, George, 86; Hannah, 86. 
Freeman, Eunice, 36, 136; Frederick, v, 

43, 60, 1 10. 
Fremont, John C, 149. 
French, Silence, 1305 William H., 159. 
Frye, Bethiah, 135; George, 135. 

Gardner, David, 82; Dinah, 825 Jere- 
miah, 62; John, 62; Mary, 104; 
Ruth, 62; Thomas, 62. 

Gerrish, Lucien, 189; Sarah F. ; 189. 

Gholson, William Y., 160. 

Gibbs, Ellen S., 171 ; George C, 170; 
Herman, 169; John, 169; John L., 
170, 171; Lucy L., 170; Martha H., 
170; Mary P., 170, 171 ; Reuben, 125; 
Sarah. 57, 61 ; Sarah L., 170; Sophro- 
nia P.. 170; Thomas L., 169; Will- 
iam L., 171 ; William T., 169, 

Gidloo, Anness, 64. 

Gifford, Mehitable, 76. 

Graves, James, 72; Mary, 72. 

Glover, Anna, v. 

Goforth, Charlotte K., 174; William, 

Goldstone, Ann, 86. 

Gordon, , 215. 

Grafton, Priscilla, 62. 
"Granger, Thomas, 13. 

Green, Bartholomew, 59; Catherine, 1 31 ; 
Samuel, 59; Susanna, 62; Timothy, 59. 

Greene, Catherine, 74. 

Griswold, Jacob, 210. 

Groesbeck, Letitia, 180. 

Hadlock, Harriet, 179; Hezekiah, 179. 

Hagans, Charlotte A., 188; Elisha M., 
188; Elisha W., 187; Juliet E., 1S8; 
Marcellus B., 187, 188; Marcellus H., 
188 ; Samuel L., 188. 

Hale, Sarah, 213. 

Hall, Bethiah, S8 ; Joseph, 194; Mary, 

Hallam, Anna, 179; Jonathan, 179. 

Hamilton, Alexander, 117. 

Hammond, Abigail, 112; Benjamin, III, 
112; Jabez, 112; John, 99; Louisa, 
112; Mary, 11; Maria, 112; Pollipus, 
99; Prince, 112; Rosimond, 56, 1 1 1 ; 
Samuel, 52, 56, ill, 112; Sarah, 98, 
99; Thomas, III, 112 ; William, 1 12. 

Hanbury, William, 14. 

Hancock, John, 85, 99, 100. 

Handford, Margaret, 167. 

Handley, Elizabeth, 80. 

Handy, , 74. 

Hardy, Elizabeth, 112. 

Hare, Sarah A., 231. 

Harmon, A. & C, 220. 

Harper, Mary, 47. 

Harridon, George, 208 ; Sarah P., 208. 

Harrington, Augustus, 35; Mary, 225. 

Harris, Leonard A., 176. 

Hart, Samuel, 169. 

Haskell, Abia, 112; Abigail, 113 ; Elisha, 
112; Joanna, 113; Mark, 112; Mary, 
112; Micah, 113; Nathaniel, 112, 
113; Roger, 112; Samuel, 113. 

Hatch, Anna, 102; Barnabas, 61; Grace, 
103; Ichabod, 167; James, 103; Jo- 
seph, 61 ; Lydia, 103 ; i arnel, 169; 
Samuel, 103; Sarah, 167; Thomas, 103. 

Hathaway, Abigail, 80, 102; Arthur, 79; 
Elnathan. 76, 180; Elsie, 140; John, 
79 ; Jonathan, 76, 80, 102; Mary, 56, 
111; Micah, 133; Patience, 79; 
Thomas, 43. 

Hayward, Experience, 193. 

Hearst, Jane, I 54. 

Heath, Abigail, 170; Benjamin, 170; 
Benjamin F., 170; Louisa W., 171; 
Lucy P., 171. 

Hedge, Elizabeth, 119. 

Hemmenway, Abby M., 219. 

Henage, Lucy, 135. 

Herron, , 161. 

Hicks, Abigail, 170; Samuel, 12. 

Hill, Ebenezer, 192; Jonathan, 192; 
Mary, 192. 

Hills, Susan, 38. 

Hinckley, Reliance, 81; Samuel, 79; 
Sarah, 79; Thomas, 79. 

Hinds, Elizabeth T.. 223 ; Prince, 223. 

Hinman, Ebenezer, 140; Edward, 139; 
Ithurael, 140; Mary, 14c; Sarah P., 

.139, J 45- 
Hix, Samuel, 75. 
Hoadly, Benjamin, 25. 
Hobarr, Aaron, 126. 
Hodgkins, Elizabeth, 76. 

Hoffman, , 185. 

Holland, Philemon, 59. 

Holman, T., 222. 

Holmes, Abiel, 123 ; Abraham, 52; Isaac, 

52; John, 12, 13; Southworth, 140. 
Home, Thomas H., 60. 
Horner, Caroline, 175; John, 1755 Mary, 




Hoskins, Mary, 109. 

Houes, Silence, 130. 

House, Samuel, 131. 

Howland, George, 37; John, 117. 

Hoxie, Bashua, 103; Bathsheba, IOI ; 

Elizabeth, 101, 102; Gideon, 102; 

Lodowick, 102. 
Hubbard, Elizabeth, 203; John, 92; 

Mary, 92. 
Huckins, Rose, 795 Thomas, 79. 

Hudson, , 212. 

Humphrey, Clarissa, 230. 

Humphreys, Albert, 157; Alexander, 

157; Catherine, 157; Charlotte B., 

157; Elizabeth, 157; Emma, 157; 

Isaac, 156; Joseph B., 156, 157; 

Martha J., 157; Mary, 156, 157; 

Robert, 157; Sarah B., 157; William, 


Hunt, Ada R., 188; Albert L., 188; 
Charles, 188; Edward, 1885 Elizabeth, 
81, 188; Ephraim, 80, 81; Hannah, 
178 ; Lydia A., 188 ; Luther R., 188 ; 
Samuel, 27, 35, 805 Sarah, 104; 
Thomas E., 188; Willa T., 188. 

Hunter. Joseph, 15, 21. 

Hussey, Christopher, 49. 

Hutchinson, Ann, 38-405 Edward, 38, 
39 ; Francis, 40 ; Mary, 38 $ Will- 
iam, 39. 

Hyellier, Rose, 79. 

Ingell, Jonathan, 117. 
Ingleden, Stephen, 54. 

Jacket, Ebenezer, 110. 

Jackson, Abraham, 130; Edward, 124; 
Elizabeth, 124; Faith, 119, 120; Jere- 
miah, 120; Mary, 124; Nathaniel, 

James I., 15. 

Jenkins, David, 124; Eunice, 181; Han- 
nah, 167; Sarah, 66, 163; Weston, 

Jenney, Abigail, 79, 129; Alice, 1 32 5 
Benjamin, 130; Caleb, 1 30; Cornelius, 
130; Desire, 56, 114, 1305 Elizabeth, 
129—132; Ephraim, 132; Ignatius, 74, 
130, 131 ; Joanna, 132; John, 24, 43, 

74, 78, 79, Sl , I2 9-'3 2 , '355 Lettice, 
56, 114, 130; Lydia, 131; Margaret, 
132; Mariann, 131 5 Mary, 130; Me- 
hitable, 131 ; Nathaniel, 131; Parnel, 
131; Patience, 131; Reliance, 130; 
Ruth, 56, 1 30, 1 3 1 j Samuel, 129-1 31 ; 

Sarah, 73, 78, 114, 1 29-1 31 ; Susanna, 
129; Susannah, 74, 131; Thomas, 

Jennings, Ann, 186. 

Jones, Isaac, 210; John P., 57. 

Johnson, Marmaduke, 59. 

Keck, Ann E., 176; John, 176; Mary 

A., 176. 
Keeley, John, 186; Martha J., 186. 
Kelley, Erasmus, 107. 
Kellogg, Wells & Co., 147 
Kempton, Manasseh, 12. 
Kendall, James, 122, 123. 
Ketchum, Betsey, 214. 
King, John, 52. 
Kingman, Martha, 193. 
Kinney, Coates, 149; Joel, 201. 
Knowlton, Elizabeth, 224. 

Lake, John, 69. 

Lanphear, Alice, 184; Charles E., 184; 
Clara, 184; Edward, 184; Ella A., 
184; George, 184; Harry, 184; Lilly 
E., 184. 

Lee, Robt. E., 159; Samuel, 12; Stephen 
P., 214. 

Leonard, Emmons & Co., 207. 

Leonard & Phelps, IjJ. 

Leonard, Abigail, 192; Anna R., 2.0S; 
Benjamin, 193, 195; Bernard, 195; 
Bernard A., 208, 209; Caleb, 196; 
Charles F., 198 ; Charles H., 208, 209; 
Daniel, 193-195; David A., 194, 195, 
199; David F., 208; Deliverance, 191 ; 
Ephraim, 193; Experience, 192; Fanny, 
197; Frances M., 146, 150, 205; 
George, 121 : George M., 208 ; George 
W., 197, 207; Hannah, 196; Henry, 
108; Henry F., 204, 205, 208; Isaac, 
191; Jacob, 191, 192; James M., 196, 
197; John, 190, 191; Jonathan, 193; 
Joseph, 192, 193; Josiah, 192; Linus, 
205, 208; Linus R., 196; Manning, 
204-208; Mary, 118, 191-195; Mary 
A. H., 146, 204, 222; Mary F., 208; 
Nathaniel, 121; Olive, 196; Samuel, 
190, 191 ; Sarah, 145, 150, 191, 192, 
194, 197, 205; Sarah C, 20S ; Seth, 
194; Simeon, 194; Solomon, 190—192; 
Susanna, 192, 193; Vernera, 205, 206; 
Zenas L., 145, 150, 195, 198-203, 
208, 222. 

Lettice, Ann, 119, 129; Elizabeth, 1 19; 
Thomas, 1 19, 229. 

2 3 8 


Lewis, Abigail, 139, 144, 166, 172, 185, 
205, 223; Albert, 166, 178; Albert 
H., 178; Alice V., 187; Almira, 166, 
174, 187; Almira F., 185; Alonzo, 
49; Arathusa, 177; Charles S., 183; 
Charlotte, 183; Dan, 181 ; Daniel S., 

167, 182; David, 172, 184; Ebenezer, 
164; Elizabeth, 178, 183, 1885 Eliza- 
beth G., 174; Ellen, 177; Francis, 
177; Frederick S., 168 ; Frederick T., 
183, 189; George, 163; Henry, 166, 
177; Henry M., 167; Hugh, 189; 
James D., 167, 181; Jane, 177; Jen- 
nie, 183; John T., 166, 177; Joseph 
D., 1855 Joseph T., 166, 172, 174, 
185; Lothrop, 163-166, 172; Louisa, 
172, 183; Lucinda, 177; Luther R., 
178; Martha, 164, 169, 172; Martha 
J., 174; Mary, 164, 168, 1835 Mary 
A., 185; Mary L., 172; Mattie, 183; 
Nat, 181; Nathaniel, 164, 167, 180; 
Phebe, 183; Perez H., 167; Rebecca, 
172, 184; RebeccaS., 183; Roxanna 
T., 166, 168, 178, 180; Sallie, 183; 
Sallie T., 187; Samuel, 139, 164-166, 

168, 172, 177, 184, 187; Samuel H., 
174, 185, 187 ; Samuel W., 186, 189'; 
Sarah, 164, 167, 182; Sarah B., 183; 
Sarah S., 172; Serena A., 178, 188; 
Susanna, 66 ; Thatcher, 164, 171, 172, 
183; Thomas, 164, 169, 1825 Will- 
iam, 164, 1725 William G. B., 187; 
William G. W., 174. 186. 

Lincoln, Abraham, 149, 150, 1 ^8 ; Elisha, 

Lippeing, Antone, 181 ; Mary J., 181. 
Little, Ephraim, 55, 121. 
Livermore, Hannah, 20a. 
Livingston, Eliza C, 207. 
Locke, John, 1 54. 
Lombard, Bethiah, 167. 
Lothrop, Hannah, 197. 
Lowe, Sarah A., 225. 
Ludlow, Augustus S., 176; Charles K., 

176; Edmund W., 176; John, 176; 

Mary, 157. 
Lutz, Edwin R., 226; Jesse, 226. 

McElroy & Co., 156. 

McMillen, Lucinda, 178. 

Mallery, Abbie M., 229; Curtis, 228; 
Ellen E., 229 ; George O., 229 ; Henry, 
231 5 Irwin C, 229; Jane, 229 ; Jessie 
B. F., 229; Josiah M., 228; Lucius 
H., 229; Mary C, 231; Milton J., 

229 ; Nancy A., 229 ; William E., 

Manchester, Desire, 66. 

Marbury, Edward, 39. 

Marsh, Mary, 203. 

Mascaren, Paul, 64. 

Mason, John, 94; Sarah, 93, '94.^ 

Mather, Cotton, 5c, 59. 

Matthews, Elizabeth, 170; Thomas, 170. 

Meader, Charlotte, 155. 

Mendall, , 104. 

Merrick, Elizabeth, 117. 

Merrihew, Amos, 115 5 Preserved, 66, 

Milroy, R. H., 158. 

Mitchell, Elizabeth, 192; Experience, 78, 
79; Jacob, 78. 81; John, 147; Lydia, 
81; Mercy, 131; Rebecca, 8 1 ; Will- 
iam, 131. 

Mix & Hall, 209. 

Mix, James, 206. 

Montgomery, Elizabeth, 157; James, 157. 

Moore, Jonathan, 48, 49. 

Morgan, Catharine E., 229 ; George H. 
229; Mary E., 229; Micajah, 229; 
Samuel, 229. 

Morse, Elijah C, 209; Elizabeth, 203; 
John, 94; Joseph, 87; Sarah, 94; Su- 
sanna, 87. 

Morten, Ebenezer, 116; George, 116; 
John, 116; Lettice, 116; Mary, 1 1 6 j 
t atience, 116; Remember, 1 30 ; Sarah, 

Munroe, Abigail, 93, 94; John, 93; Han- 
nah, 94; Mary, 93; Martha, 93; Will- 
iam, 93, 94. 

Nash, Peter, 125. 

Nelson, John, 116; Sarah, 116; William, 

Newcomb, Sarah, 113. 

Newton, Elinor, 88. 

Nichols, Bethiah, 95. 

Nicholson, Ruth, 174. 

Niles, Henrietta, 176. 

Noble, John, 63; Rachael, 63. 

Norton, Sarah S., 20. 

Nye, Abigail A., 180; Ebenezer, 168; 
Fear, 168; Harriet M., 168; Joseph 
T., 168, 180; Joshua, 90; Lydia, 905 
Mehitable. 90; Samuel L., iSoj Steph- 
en, 168, 180; William, 168. 

Noyes, Charles W., 230; Florence, 230; 
Hellen, 230; Josephine, 230 ; William, 


2 39 

Odding, Sarah, 36. 

Oliver, Andrew, 117; Peter, 117. 

Orcult, Martha, 193; William, 192, 193. 

Osburn, Elizabeth, 161. 

Otis, Amos, 49, in; James, 99. 

Pabodie, Ariice, 1 18. 

Packard, .Mary, 193; Nathaniel, 193. 

Packer, Henrietta, 179; John, 179; Phe- 

be, 179. 
Paddack, Judah, 58; Rebecca, 58, Rob- 
ert, 58 ; Zachariah, 58. 
Paddlerord, Judith, 117. 
Paige, Lucius R., v. 
Palmer, Bazaleel, 166; Elizabeth, 76, 

166; Lucy, 164, 165; Samuel, 164; 

Thomas, 1645 William, 76. 
Pardu, Mary, 94. 
Parker, Cynthia E. S., 182; Frederick, 

182; Joseph, 165; Mercy, 61, 165; 

Rebecca, 182; Sybil, 219. 
Parkgus, Henry, 13. 
Parsell, George, 170. 
Parsons, Nancy, 225. 
Partridge, Elizabeth, 9. 
Patterson, D. W., 5. 
Paul, Mary, 166. 
Paybody, Hannah, 128. 
Peabody, David, 80; John, 80. 
Pearce, Sarah, 139. 
Peck, Anna, 12; Mary, 99. 
Peckham, Caleb, 75. 
Peirce, Abraham, 109; David, 1 36; Eb- 

enezer, 109; Isaac, 109; Job, 195; 

Mary, 109; Michael, 98; Polly, 195; 

Rebecca, 109. 
Pendery, Alexander, 157; Martha L., 

156, 157. _ 
Perkins, David, 192; Elizabeth, 192. 
Perley, Jeremiah, 96. 
Perry, Deborah, 113; Elizabeth, 229. 
Petmesser, Elisa, 181. 
Phelps, George M., 207. 
Philip, King, 79, 98. 
Phillips, Jeremiah, 119; John, 119. 
Phinney, Charles, 168, 189; Ebenezer, 

168; Hatty, 168, 189; Mary, 16S; 

Peter, 168; Sarah L., 168 ; Sophronia, 

168; Susan, 168; William L., 168. 
Pickens, Thomas, no. 
Pickett, Messrs., 154. 
Pierce, Richard, 35. 
Pike, Philip, 214. 

Pitman, Henry, 62; James, 62; John, 62. 
Plimpton, John, 203. 

Polin, Thomas, 69. 

Pollard, Ann, 191; John, 191; William, 

Pontus, Hannah, 128; Mary, 72; Will- 
iam, 72, 128. 

Pool, Bethiah, 194; Laac, 194. 

Pope, Abigail, 79, 81, 131; Alexander, 
144; Alice, 77, 81, 131; Deborah, 79, 
81; Edward, 133; Elizabeth, 129; El- 
nathan, 81; Experience, 80; Hannah, 
78, 80: Isaac, 75, 77, 79, 81, 131; 
Joanna, 79, 81; John, 68, 79, 80; 
Lemuel, 81, 115; Margaret, 81 ; Mary, 
80; Rebecca, 79; Sarah, 68, 79, 80; 
Seth, 24, 74-81 5 Susanna, 76, 78, 80, 
102, 134; Thomas, 46, 77-81, 129. 

Post, Ann, 95. 

Pratt, Bathsheba, 9, 10; Hannah, 9, 12, 
195; Joshua, 9, 10, 12; Matthew, 
125 ; Sarah, 124. 

Prence, Thomas, 18. 

Prentice, Esther, 211; Valentine, 211. 

Prince, Thomas, 25. 

Purcell, John B., 221. 

Ramsey, Mary J., 177. 

Randall, Job, 114; John, 1 14, 116; 

Jude, 114; Lazarus, 114, 116; Malin- 

da, 230; Mercy, 114; Patience, 114; 

Thomas, 114; William, 114. 
Rayner, John, 26, 27. 
Reed. Abigail, 136; Basftna, 135; Eunice, 

136; I vis, 135 ; John, 135 ; Lydia, 1 36 ; 

Margaret. 136; Mary, 135, 136, lt>6; 

Rebecca, 136; Solomon, 97; William, 

135, !3 6 ; 
Reedy, Daniel, 229; Harvey, 229; Julia 

S., 229. 
Reneffe, Mary, 193. 
Rice, Julius H., 2175 Mary, 202. 
Richards, Giles, 128; Mary, 79. 
Richardson, Elizabeth, 178. 
Richmond, 211; John, 136; Marv, 136. 
Rickard, Gyles, 77; Mary, 57, 79. 
Ricker, Daniel B., 225; Thomas, 225. 
Ricketson, Daniel, iii, 10, 34, 72. 
Robbins, Chandler, 122; Philemon, 122. 
Robinson, Bridget, 167; Elizabeth, 167; 

Isaac, 167; James, 63, 86; John, 26, 

167; Joseph, 167; Patience, 64 ; Sarah, . 

63, 64; Thomas, 63. 
Rogers, Priscilla, 125. 
Rose, Luther, 17S; Serena A., 178. 
Rounseville, Elizabeth, 195; John, 56, 

Mary, 56; William, 56. 



Rouse. Elizabeth, 118 5 John, 118. 

Ruggles, Benjamin, 85; Daniel, 87; De- 
borah, 170 5 Edward, 85-87 ; Elizabeth, 
85 ; Lucy, 87 ; Mary, 86 ; Patience, 64, 
86; Samuel, 64, 86 ; Thomas, 86 ; T/m- 
othy, 46, 48, 52, 86, 90. 

Russell, John, 37; William, 80. 

Sanderson, David, 96. 

Sanford, Elizabeth, 105. 

Sargent, , 1 68 j Catharine, 152. 

Saunders, Mary, 62. 

Savage, James, 71. 114, 129. 

Savery, Lucretia, 170; Roland T., 170; 
Rufus, 170. 

Sawyer, Edward P., 219; Ephraim, 216, 
217 ; Eunice, 216; Frederick A., 218 ; 
Gamaliel B., 2195 George F., 219; 
Horace B., 218; James, 217; James 
L., 218; Marcia, 218; Maria A., 219; 
Mary C, 219. 

Saylor, Sarah, 226. 

Schiller, Johann C. F., 133. 

Sears, Deborah, 58. 

Searle, Nathaniel, 205. 

Selden, Esther, 92; Thomas, 92. 

Sellers, Grace, 76. 

Severance, Harriet, 95. 

Shaw, James, 18; John, 171 ; Jonathan, 
1 1 ; Sarah, 171. 

Shattuck, Susan, 87; Susanna, 87; Will- 
iam, 87. 

Shepherd, Jemima, 103; Nathaniel, 75, 
102, 103. 

Sherman, Abigail, 37; Abraham, 37; 
Agnes, 38; Alice, 375 Daniel, 38; 
Deborah, 37; Ephraim, 37; Hannah, 
36, 37; Henry, 3S; Isaac, 37; John, 
23, 36-38; Joshua, 37; Mehitable, 37; 
Philip, 36-42; Phillipas, 38; Phillis, 
38; Samuel, 38; Sarah, 23; Stephen, 
36; T. W., 158; Timothy, 37, 38. 

Sherwood, James E., I 61, 162; William, 

Shiverick, Martha, 171; Rebecca, 171; 
Thomas, 171. 

Shurtleff, Abiel, 1 19; Elizabeth, 119, 
120; James, 1 1 9, 120; Nathaniel B., 
v, 20; William, 118, 119. 

Silsbee, John W., 152. 

Simmons, Arphaxed, 170; Pernesie, 184. 

Skiff, Patience, 80. 

Skinner, Susan, 226. 

Smith, Anna, 194; Bethiah, 167; Caleb 
B., 153; Catherine, 152; Daniel, 202, 

213 ; Elihu, 213; Elizabeth, 152; Han- 
nah, 202; John, 152; John L., 152; 
Joseph, 152; Lucinda, 177; Mary, 
194; Ralph, 26; Rebecca, 113; Sam- 
uel, 194. 

Soule, George, 75. 

Southworth, Mercy, 99; Thomas, 10, 11. 

Spaulding, Elizabeth, 13. 

Sparhawk, Nathan, 91. 

Speed, Mary, 52. 

Spooner & Wood, 147. 

Spooner, Abia, 108; Amaziah, 77, 88; 
Abigail, 51, 79, 108, 112, 130, 132, 
133; Alden, 59, 101, 102; Alden B., 
59; Alexander H., 157; Alice, 51, 63, 
113, 114; Allen C, 28, 29; Ann, 12 ; 
Anna, 13, 42, 68, 73, 102, 103; An- 
nan, 45> 73 5 Barnabas, 30, 31, 70, 71 ; 
Beatrice, 146; Benjamin, 50, 57, 68, 
104,108-110, 115, 117, 171; Benja- 
min L., 139; Bethiah, 53, 117, 128; 
Beulah, 42, 43, 46, 56; Charles, 104; 
Charles W., 152, 160; Charlotte L., 
146; Clapp, 89; Cornelius, 115; Dan- 
iel, 20, 42-46, 85-98, 105; Deborah, 
30, 69, 78, 105, 106, 115, 130, 133; 
Ebenezer, 10, 19, 20, 23, 52-55, 63, 
64, 116, 117; Edmund D., 152, 156— 
159; Edward, 51; Effie E., 152; Elea- 
nor, 30, in; Eleazer, 108; Eliakim 
92, 93; Elizabeth, 30, 60, 61, 65, 69 
87, 88, 101-104, 115, 136, 139, 154: 
Elmont H., 157: Elnathan, iii, 78, 82 
129-135; Emily F., 146; Ephraim, 9 
53, 100, 119-127; Esther, 76, 80 
Experience, 42, 44, 46, 56, 103, 104 
Frances E., 146; Francis L.. 146; Ga 
briel, 152; Gamaliel, 115; Grace, 77 
Hannah, 10, 23, 24, 42, 45, 52, 76 
94, 1 10; Henry L., 145 ; Ida S., 152 
Isaac, 10, 23, 51, 62; Jabez, 50, no 
James, 9; Jane, 70; Jean, 119; Jedu- 
than, 56, 131 ; Jemima, 61; Joan 
61 ; Joanna, 10S ; John, 9, 12, 13, 23 
24, 30-36, 44, 53, 56-60, 66, 69, 74 
111, 127; Jonathan, 30, 64, 68 
Joseph, 73, 115, 117; Joshua, 23, 4: 
45, 50, 52, icS; Lemuel, 82, 130 
136-138, 141; Lemuel R., 152; Lot 
1 3°i 134, 137; Lucy, 85-87, 107 
117; Lysander, 91,92; Manning L. 
146; Martha, 10, 42, 46, 73; Mary 

42, 45, 5 1 , 74, 75, »°4, »«, ™5 
127; Mary A., 146; Mary E., 152 
161; Mercy, 10, 23, 24, 51, 62, 73 



114, 116; Micah, 61; Moses, 70 
Nathan, 30, 31, 68, 69, 74, 132; Na 
thaniel, 51, 57, 61, 72, 118 ; Nathaniel 
S., iii ; Pashent, 69; Patience, 117 
Paul, 20, 89, 94, 955 Peter, 60; Phebe 
30, 56, 65, 67, 117, Philip, 72, 88 
89; Punelar, 69; Rebecca, 20, 30, 59 
62, 69, 77, 101, 102; Reed, 136, 139- 
145, 166, 205, 2235 Rosamon, 60 
Ruggles, 90; Ruth, 20, 125; Samuel 
9, 10, 18, 23, 24, 30, 31, 42-46, 56 
73-85, 104, no, 131, 132, 138 
Samuel L., 139; Sarah, 10, 20, 36 
51, 62, 108, ill, 118, 124; Sarah A. 
146; Seth, 42, 45, 74, 80, 82, 98-102 
130, 134-137, 166; Shearjashub, 89 
90; Silvi, 1 10; Simpson, 51, 73, 114 
130; Sophia, 171; Staunton, 127, 
Susanna, 53, 128; Thomas, 12, 44, 53 
58, 59, 76, 82, 116-124, 130, 134 
137-140, HS-'S 1 ) 176, 205, 223 
Thomas E., 146; Walter, 9, 20, 57 
98-100; Walter M., 94; Walter W. 
146; Ward, 63; Warren A., 146 
William, iv, 9—31, 42, 45, 50, 60—64. 
71—75, 82, 115; William B., 91; 
William L., 139, 152—154; William 
R., 146, 155, 156; Wing, 42, 43, 45 
46, 89-92, 104-108; Wyman, 59 
Zepheniah, 77 ; Zeuriah, 71 ; Zerviah 
109 ; Zoeth, in. 

Sprague, Alathea, 98, 99; Francis, 98 
John, 98; Nathaniel, 48; Noah, 98 
99; Samuel, 98; William B., 83, 106 
107, 198. 

Spring, Elizabeth, 94. 

Standish, Experience, 130; Miles, 10, 11, 
109, 130; Patience, 130. 

Stark, John, 89. 

Stevens, Eunice, 90; Joseph, 91. 

Stiles, Ezra, 105, 106; Frances, 139; 
Hannah, 139. 

Stone, David, 202; James S., 168; Mary, 
202; Nathaniel, 81; Reliance, 81; 
Zadock. 90. 

Story, Joseph, 29. 

Stowers, Elizabeth, 164. 

Stuart, Mary, 215. 

Sturtevant, Deborah, 196. 

Swift, Hannah, 42, 46; Jonathan; 134; 
Reuben, 141. 

Taber, Abigail, 67 ; Amaziah, 67 ; Amos, 
66; Benjamin, 66; Deborah, 67, 68; 
Eleanor, 66 ; Elizabeth, 66, 69 ; Elna- 

than, 67; Jabez, 68; John, 65, 66; 
Jonathan, 99; Joseph, 31, 65-67, 69, 
102; Margaret, 99; Mary, 65-67; 
Peter, 66; Phebe, 67; Philip, 65; Re- 
becca, 66, 67; Ruby, 99; Sarah, 66, 
115; Stephen, 67 ; Thomas, 24, 65—67, 
78 ; William, 66. 

Talmadge, Margaret, 155. 

Taylor, David, 203. 

Tenney, Betsey, C, 76. 

Thatcher, Bathsheba, 169; James, 27, 
55, 72, 121, 123; Mary, 88. 

Thomas, Deborah, 118; Ephraim, 54; 
Hannah, 196; Joshua, 120; Marcia A., 
v, 52, 118; Nathan, 118; Sarah, 118. 

Thompson, Benjamin, 197; Cephas, 196; 
Cephas G., 196 ; Charles, 107; Jerome 
B., 196; John, 30, 31; Nancy, 196; 
Nathaniel, 196; Sally, 197; William, 

Tibby, Sarah, 187. 

Tiffany, Anderson & Co., 207. 

Tinkham, John, 66; Mary, 66. 

Tilden, Elizabeth, 98. 

Tindale, Anna, 121. 

Tobey, Abiah, 68, 108; Abigail, 68 
Almira, 182; Elnathan, 68 ; Jabez, 68 
73; Joanna, 68, 108; Josiah, 182 
Philip, 73, Samuel, 68, 108, no, 
Tabitha, 73; Thomas, no; Zacheus, 

68, 80, 132. 

Toleman, Abigail, 139, 166, 168; Ara- 
thusa, 168, 180; H^njamin, 166; Be- 
thiah, 169; Hannah, 16S; John, 166 ; 
Joseph, 166, 167; Joseph R., 169; 
Katherine 166; Mary, 169; Roxana, 
168; Sarah, 166; Thomas, 166. 

Tripp, Elizabeth, 70; George, 69; James, 

69, 70; John, 69, 70; Mary, 70; Re- 
becca, 70; Ruth, 70; Timothy, 70. 

Trow, Eunice, 89; Samuel, 89. 
Tucker, Eliza, 196, 197. 
Tupper, Joanna, 120. 

Turner, Abiel, 167; Bethiah, 166, 167; 
Mary, 167; Thomas, 167. 

Upham, Edward, 107. 

Van Deursen, Peter, 157, William P., 

Vane, Henry, 41. 

Wait, Reuben, 70 ; Sarah, 56 ; Thomas, 70. 
Waldo, Abigail, 211, 216; Albigence, 
216; Zachariah, 216. 



Walker, Matilda, 206; Sarah, 72. 

Wallen, Ralfe, 14. 

Wamsutta, 10, 1 1. 

Warden, Mercy, 88. 

Warner, Andrew, 92; Bathsheba, 92; 
Daniel, 92; Jonathan, 92; Mary, 92. 

Warren, Elijah, 58; Elizabeth, 725 Joseph, 
iv ; Mary, 78, 128; Mercy, 71, 72; 
Nathaniel, 725 Richard, 72. 

Washburn, Amos, 110; Benjamin, 193; 
John, 192; Martha, 193; Thomas, 

Washington, George, 85, 100. 

Wayne Brothers, 152. 

Weeks, Elizabeth, 167. 

Weese, John, 225; Louise C, 225. 

Weitzel, Lewis, 176. 

Weld, Elizabeth, 63. 

Wellington, Elizabeth, 87. 

Welles, Noah, 106. 

Wesamequen, 10, 11. 

West, Samuel, 83-85, 134; Stephen, 51, 
60; Thomas, 46, 130. 

Westcott, Freelove, 108. 

Western, Edward, 755 Rebecca, 75. 

Wheeler, John, 91. 

Wheelwright, John, 38-40. 

Whipple, Ebenezer, 89; John C, 185; 
Susannah, 89. 

Whiston, Mercy, 165. 

Whitcomb, James, 61; Mary, 95: Na- 
thaniel, 95; Ruth, 124. 

White, Col., no; Frances, 188; Frank 
M., 188; John, 96; Mary, 86; Pene- 
lope, 68, 69; Serena A., 188. 

Whitman, Benjamin, 213. 

Whitney, Aaron, 96, 97. 

Wilbourn, Thomas, 54. 

Wilkinson, Abby, 1 10. 

Williams, Elizabeth, 229; Judith, 197; 
Roger, 26, 41 ; William, 199. 

Wilson & Carson, 175. 

Wilson, Abigail, 175; Ada B., 179; Al- 
fred, 175, 176; Alfred D., 176; Char- 
lotte, 176; Charlotte K., 179; Darken, 
176; Edmund B., 97 ; Edwin L., 175; 
Emma, 175; Frank C, 179; Henry, 

180 ; James, 179 ; John N., 174, 175 ; 
Joseph L., 175 ; Joseph W., 175, 176 ; 
Lewis, 179; Lewis H., 179; Lothrop, 
176 ; Nellie H., 179 ; Olive, 179 ; Rox- 
ana, 176; Roxana T. L., 168, 180; 
Ruth A., 175; Timothy H., 178; 
William, 174; William H., 175. 

Willis, Benjamin, 76, 118; John, 76; 
Samuel, 71, 76. 

Wing, Daniel, 42, 43. 46-50; Deborah, 
47 ; Desire, 47 ; Dorotha, 47 ; Experi- 
ence, 42, 47, 73; Hannah, 47; Jabez, 
73; Joshua, 47, 73, 140; John, 42, 
46-49, 73 ; Joseph, 47 ; Mary, 66, 73 ; 
Martha, 23; Philip, 73; Samuel, 47, 
113; Sarah, 67 ; Stephen, 47 ; Tabitha, 


Winslow, Edward, 75, 88 ; Elizabeth, 88 ; 
Hannah, 54; John, 10, 11, 117, 194; 
Josiah, 54; Kenelam, 88 ; Magdalene, 
88 ; Mary, 135, 136; Mercy, 88; Sam- 
uel, 88; William, 117. 

Winsor, Justin, 75. 

Winchrop, , 49. 

Winters, Martha, 217. 

Wolff, Adaline, 185; Charles, 185; John 
185; John L., 185; Joseph L., 185; 
Louisa, 185. 

Wood & Spooner, 147. 

Wood, Clarinda, 198; Elizabeth, 174; 
George L., 147; Henry, 129; Wilkes, 

Woodall, Alice, 183; David, 183; Jos- 
eph, 183; Martha P., 183. 

Woodbridge, John, 86; Martha, 64, 86. 

Woodcock, Margaret. 13. 

Woodie, John, 63 ; Mary, 63. 

Worden, Mercy, 88. 

Woodill, Robert A., 185. 

Worth, Maria, 134. 

Wright, Amasa, 94, 95; Asenath, 94, 
95; Benoni, 95; Elizur, 94; Margaret, 
94; Samuel, 94. 

Wyer, Edmund, 93 ; Elizabeth, 93. 

Young, Elizabeth, 115. 

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