Hon. Benjamin Read.








Our The

fathers' God',

from out thy hands

centuries drop like grains of sand.

— Whittier.

The Salem
Press Publishing and Printing Co. "Cbc Salem press.



desire to


the history of one's ancestors, to perpetuate

the heroism and noble deeds of his forefathers,

well nigh universal.

This feeling


not limited to civilized society,
a written language.
letters, in his


not peculiar to
of the forest,
to his
in part

people who have

The wild Indian

knowing nothing of


way recounts

children the exploits of his fathers, and tradition does for

what the historian does for an enlightened people.
It has long



love their

been the feeling of many of the citizens of Swanzey, of home and revere the memory of those who have
identified with the

gone before them, of those whose interests are

welfare of the town, that some measures should be taken to arrange,
preserve, and ^ put in a readable form the record of those events in our
early history which could



be obtained, and which were worthy of


In 1856, Joseph




ancient town records,

of which were almost obliterated

employed to copy some of the and un-

In the warrant for the annual meeting
serted to see


1880 an




the town Avould take measures

to publish


history and raise


for the same.



meeting A. A. Ware,

Benjamin Read, G. I. Cutler and H. H. Saunderson were chosen a committee to investigate in regard to cost, etc., and report at the next
annual meeting.

A similar article was

inserted in 1881 and a verbal


at the meeting

by the committee.

The town, on

the plea

of the existing indebtedness, voted to dismiss the article.

In 1882

an attempt was again made but failed as before. In 1884 the town " voted to raise five hundred dollars to be expended by the selectmen towards writing and publishing the history of Swanzey."




During the season Beujamin Read was employed to commence work and $226,52 was paid him for labor in collecting data for
genealogical part of the history.


In March, 1885,


was "voted

to raise five

hundred dollars for

the completion of the town history in addition to what was raised last

year for this purpose.


that Joseph

Hammond, Alonzo A. Ware and George I.
the Avork


be the committee for the completion of the same."

As Mr. Read had commenced

was thought best


employ him to complete it, which they did, contracting as follows " Said Read agrees to write said history containing about seven
hundred pages and four hundred words
earliest settlement of the
lo a

page, dating from the

diagrams and plans exclusive of engravings necessary to illustrate the same, and to complete the whole in a workmanlike manner to the
satisfaction of

township lo the present time

— to

faruisli nil

the committee and ready for the press





Said committee in behalf of said town agree to pay said Road

for doing said

work the sum of seven hundred
for the

dollars including the

same from the town, to be paid in proportional instalments as the work progresses and is examined and approved by said committee. All material prepared by said Read

amount he has already received

be the property of the town subject to the disposal of the committee."

for which he has or shall have received



This contract was dated March 30, 1885.

In consequence of Mr. Read's finding the work of greater magnitude than he supposed, and of other employments which claimed his
attention, its completion has been delayed

and the




to the present date.

The township map has been prepared expressly gives the names of the resident population in 1890.
Stvanzey, N. II., August, 1892.

for the

book and

Forest Trees. Soldiers' Individual Record.. Trainings and Musters.. Parsonage. Beef for the Army. Officers... Hammond's Ride... Early military movements during the Revolutionary "War. Chapter V. Employment of the People.. Congregational Society.. Baptist Ciuirch.. Ticonderoga. Military Affairs.. "Water-courses. Chapter IV.. Committee of Safety... Soldiers at Bunker — 35 Cambridge. Cavalry.. Divisions of Land. .. Chapter Chapter II. Church.. Bounties and Payments to soldiers. 154 (V) . Church Choir. Officers. of the Rel)ellion. Soil. "Wages. Canada. Action of the Town in the "War Hill.. Preface Contexts List of Portraits.. Early History. Food. Page iii v ix xi xiii ... .. Min- 1 11 General Outline History Township granted. . Ministers. Paperto other towns. Sunday School. Names of Settlers. Fruits. 102 Formation.CONTENTS. money.. Rifle Company. . Illustrations and Corrigenda Introductory Chapter I... Settlement of Province Boundary Line. — . Warning out of town. "War of 1812. Enlistment Drafts.. Farming and Household Implements. Universalist Society... Animals The Indians of the Connecticut and Ashue- lot Valleys III. Ecclesiastical — Congregational Names of . Society Funds. . Dress. — Maps . Land annexed from Richmond. Members.. . Officers of each. etc.. Meeting-Houses. Swanzey's Military Companies. Artillery. Ladies' Society. Bounties Paid.... Proprietors' Records. Col. Methodist Episcopal Church. Vermont Controversy. Situation. Beef Tax. Military Laws.. Topography erals. Members... New Hampshire Disannexed Charter. Names of Grantees..

Cold Year. Graves' Place. . 278 Austin. Sheep. Division of Scliool Money.. Britton. Scliool Houses. High School.VI CONTENTS. Atkinson. 300. Bishop. 201 — 207 Spragueville.. Circle Chapter VII.. 283 Banks. . 297 Bragg. Early la3'Outs. Barrett. East Swaiize}'. Adams. Prices of Labor Chapter VIII. Aldrich.. . Ballon. Westport. BoUes. 296 Bouvier. Accidents. . 277 Abbott. Byam. Rain and Snow Storms. . Notes for State Officers. Apparatus. Town Paupers. "Willis" Road. 301 Buckman. . Secret Societies. Chau- Chapter VI. . 272 Albee.. Babbit.. Superintending School Committee. Murders. A Debt. "California" Road. — . 282 286. Justices of the Peace. Wilcox Shop. . ... . 298 Bryant.. Spelling Schools. Cost of Construction. 302. when built. 281 . Bear and Wolf Stories 249 GENEALOGIES. . Mail Miscellaneous — Fatal Town 220 Carrying and Postmasters. Votes pertaining to Schools. Blake.. Brick-making. etc. & S. Breed. Bump. Revolutionary Pensioneis iu 1840. Lane Mill on Bridge Brook. Rates of Toll. Board of Education. 294 Bliss. Genealogical Records. . 299 Billiard. Bartlett. Api)lin. Libraries. Belding.. Pkesidential Electors. Boyce. 295 Bourn. . Blodgett. Chapter IX. Ball. Brooks. . 303 Burke. Bowei Bowles. Old Turnpilces. School Associations. Appropriations. Swanzey Academy. 293 Blaci-. Bridges. Bridge. 271. Boston Roads. Bidwell. 288 Bennett. Epidemic at Westport. — . Battles. Brewer. Marking Rolling Stone. Bullock. Palm-leaf Hats . High- Highways and Bridges . Factory Village. Boating on the Ashuelot River. Hotels. Swanzey Centi'e. Professional Men. Educational —Early tauqua L. 287 Beal.Cemeteries. Specimen Record.. Burnham. Bnffiim. . . AnAngier. 290 Beverstock. School Districts. . Swanzey Industries Industries of West Swanzey.. 281. 304. Barden. Chapter X. when built. Temperance. . Balch. . Avery. . etc. Supervision. Tanneries. Bucklin. 271 derson. Teachers. . Brown. 184 way Surveyors. Sundry Roads. Great Snow Storm. Baldwin. Baxter. . Bailey. Small Pox. Bates. Alexander.. Stores. Lists of Town officers. Svvanze}. Other Mills. Chapter XL . Supervisors of the Check List. Text books. Grasshopper Year. 273.

Hovey. Dodge. Kendall. 307 Carr. Naylon. 353. . . 397. . 414. Locke. han. . . Greene. 304 : . Peasley. . Pomroy. 401 Matthews. 385. 342. Hunt. Nason. Houghton. Martin. Holman. Gay. 389. 315 . 423. Page. . 407. 323. Dunham. Fes. Murdough. 424. Darling. Evans. Mellen. Vll Carlton. Kingsbury. Emerson. 338 Fitzgerald. Leach. Perham. Prentice. Eames. 337. Cutler. 371. . 805 . Holbrook. Fassett. Frink. Higgins. 382. Hare. 399. . Hayes. 396. Frost. Metcalf. French. Faulkner. . Dnrant. 306 Carpenter. Lord. 400 Marshall. . 334 Dvvinnel. Hosley. Parker. Gary. 320. Henry. Prouty. Nittrowr. Plumraer. . Cross. Caproii. 406 . 352. . Greenleaf. Hills. 332. . 319 Cummings. Marsh. Newell. Downing. Lamson. Mack. Howes. 387 . Palmer. Combs. 311 310 309 Carter. Dolby. Mansfield. 422. 380 Howard. Murphy. 403 Meadi . Mann. Duston. Corey. Dickinson. Dickerinan. . Parsons. Partridge. 335. 361 Hardy. Gunn. Cass. 421 Porter. 385. . 351 . Grimes. Frary. Derby. Farnsworth. 344. Flint. Calkins. Goodnow. Eastman. 411. 384. Heaton. ings. . Lyman. . 312 ColChamberlain. Osgood. 395. 409 Ockington. Ellor. King. Goodhue. 365 364 Heffron. . 366 Hazeu. Kiblin. Puffer. Dnvidson. Forrestall. Fifield. 354 Hammond. Fowler. Hamblet. 386 Jerome. Granger. Eveletli. Franklin. 345. Pierce. 410 Oliver. . 399. Lawrence. senden. Olcott. Mason. 350. 330. Hill. Hewes. 349 let. Marvin. Iredale. Dunton. 325 . Claric. Norwood. Drewry. 324. 328 Draper. Handy. 355 363. Nadow. 381 Howe. Danforlh. Huntly. 368. 339 . Eaton. Pelkey. Prime. 388. Conboy. Foster. 409. Harvey. Holdeu. 323 Day. 417 419. Cooper. Kimball. Leonard. Gates. Moore. Lovering. Griffith. Newton. Haskell. HanraHale. 329. Converse. 367. Perry. Farr. 383. 405 . Marble. Freeman. Osborn. Long. Hall.CONTENTS. Jackson. 412 . Nelson. Goddard. Merriam. 340. Cresson. Cronch. Lane. Munsell. . Morse. HastHarris. Inman. 389 . 373. Potter. Kidder. Daniels. . Lonergan. 348. Ellis. Gilmore. 336 Farris. Curtis. . 322. lier. Healey. . 398. Fol- Forhush. Fairbanks. Lewis. Marcy. 346. Fox. . McFarland. . Graves. Peck. . Loveland. . Parkinson. Cram. Fuller. 313. Kinney. 316 Crossett. Grogan. Emery. 404 . . Good ell. Lombard. Fish. Cooic. 418 Peters. Oakman. . Nicholson. Murdock. . Corlis. Field. 333. . 415 Patch. Knight. 341. 362. 387. Fluff. 394 Lebourveau. 408 Nichols. Johnson. Cobnrn. Lincoln. Guild. 343.

Raj'mond. . 440. Wilson. 499 Woodward. 494. 449 Sprague. 480 Warner. Seaver. Wilder. . Ramsey. Rixford. Underwood. Thatcher.. Stone. . Trask. 455 Stoddard. Rugg. Wetherbee. . Temple. Sebastian. . Watson. Thompson. Tovvne. 496. White. 439 Russell. 459 Stowell. 464. 451 Stearns. Wheelock. Snow. Sebastin. 447 Southworth. 427. Willard. . 505 575 581 Index . Weeks. 433. 440.. 478. Stanley. 450 son. Talbot. Siinonds. 497 Winch. 444. Stratton.. Wright. 463 . 437. Whitcomb. 478. Warren. . 446 Smith. Read. Slate.. Ward. Woodcock. 461 . . Biographical and Supplementary . 432.. Rider.. Taggard. Wilcox. Wood. CONTENTS. 457 Streeter. 465. 470 Thorning. 483 Whittaker. Witiiington. 468 Taylor. Additional Records. Rogers. 481.. 476 Tucker. vidual biographies. 424. Si)()fFord. Taft. .. Spring. 502. StevenStanton. Stei)henson. 479 . Slarkey.. Sumner. 442. Rjimsdell. . etc. 475 Trowbridge. Rich. Randall. . 424. Wheeler. 477. Young. Savv^-er. Sargent. Roble}'. Smalle}'. . Worcester. Scott. Sherman. 445. Williams. Richardson.VIU Quinn. 504. Robinson. 469 Thayer. CHAPfER XII. Reed. Rice. Sparliawk. Twitchel. . Snell. 426. . Smead. . Ware. . — Indi. Rockwood. Thomas Cresson's Will. . 482. Ripley. 501 . 503. 495 Willis. . Robbins. . . Verry. 438. alphabetically arranged Appendix. .

. Swanzey View of Baptist and Universalist Meeting Houses. West Swanzey. Stephen Faulkner. Frontispiece opp. with INIt. Page 8 16 View of West Swanzey.... looking west Boulder by C. West Swanzey..Hill. . Swanzey Centre. .. looking westerly School House.. Joseph Hammond Charles Holbrook 524 359 528 373 381 216 (ix) Mellen R. . facing west .. Benjamin Read. West Swanzey. VIEWS. H. 176 185 192 .D. L Cutler. C^sar Union Centre. No. Kendall .. 200 206 . Library. Hon. facing east Winchester Street.. .D. 48 154 169 CfEsar in backsjround facino... 543 Simeon Cook G. looking south .. 8.. on Maple Hill School House. east Town House and Mt. East Swanzey. from Marc}. facing east School House. . Asa S. M.ILLUSTRATIONS. Holbrook Enoch Howes Hon. . Gay. . 520 Albert B. near West Swanzey Main Street. 516 518 331 Henry Fames George W. . . . . West Swanzey.. Read. looking west Congregational Meeting House. M. Holbrook's House.

Verry. Watson. . Stone. 439 Russell. 497 Winch. . 445. 477. Ramsey. 494. 478. CONTENTS. 432. Reed. Seaver. 463. . . 483 Whittaker. Young. Warren. 427. 482. Ra^-mond. 437 Robley. 469 Thayer. . . Taft. 481 Weeks. Starkey. Wilson. . Rogers. Thompson. 424. Richardson. . 459 Stowell. Sumner. 450. Rider. Randall. Sargent. . Rockwood. 440. 438 Rugg. 495 Willis. Southworth. SpofFord. Rixford. 444. 464. 461 . Streeter. Wilder. 446 Smith. Underwood. 499 Woodward. 502 Wright. . . Towne. . White. . Tall)ot. Stearns. 480 AVainer. . 503. 501 Worcester. 455. Ricli. Tucker. Sawyer. 426. Robbins. 496. . 451 son.Trask. 442. Thatcher. Stanton. . Stratton. Stei)henson. Snell. 433. Scott. . . Wetherbee.VIU Quinn. Snow. Willard. Ward. Wheelock. 476. Sparhavvk. 470 Thorning. Wheeler. Rice. . Snialle}'. 457 Stoddard. Sherman. 424. . 449 Spragne. 440. 479 Ware. AVilliams. . . 475 Trowbridge. StevenSpring. Smead. Wt>odcock. . 504. Read. Ripley. Temple. Wilcox. 478. Withington. 468 Taylor. Sebastin. Simonds. Robinson. Slate. Stanley. Wood. Sebastian. Rjimsdell. Twitcliel. 465 Taggard. 447 . Whitcoml).

... . Benjamin Read. looking westerly School House... portraits. 46 59 72 Simeon Cook G. facing frontispiece . Westport. . Swanzey 169 . M.. Caesar in 48 154 backgronnd facing east Town House and Mt.D. near West Swanzey Main Street. No. facing west View of Baptist and Universalis! Meeting Houses. 176 185 192 .... West Swanzey.. Asa S... I.... West Swanzey. looking west Boulder by C. Hon.. C^sar Union Centre. Library.. . from Marc}' Hill.. East Swanzey. looking west Congregational Meeting House.. Page 8 16 View of West Swanzey.. Swanzey Factory Village. 516 518 331 Henry Eames George W.. VIEWS.... Swanzey Centre. M.. 200 206 Map of Swanzey Plot of Swanzey. facing east Winchester Street... Holbrook Enoch Howes Hon. Frontispiece OFF.ILLUSTRATIONS. Holbrook's House.. West Swanzey. 8.. with Mt.D... Kendall (ix) 373 381 216 ... H.. 1747 Plan of Swanzky. Joseph Hammond Charles Holbrook 524 359 528 Mellen R. on Maple Hill School House. East Swanzey..... facing east School House. Cutler. . looking sonth MAPS. Gay. ... 1762 West Swanzey.. West Swanzey. .

ILLUSTRATIONS. Lombard . Benjamin F.

Page 64. Page 483. Page 353. read 3fass. line 9 from top. line 12 from top. line 26 from top. for Luman Seaver read Luraan B. . line 3 from top. line 9 from top. for Pelitia Kazey read Peletiah Uazey. Pages 202. line 24 from top. for Elijah read Elisha. for George Jackson read George son. line 2 from top. for Aug. for Roy read Ray line 23 from Martin E. for Baker read Brown. line 2 from top. Page 499. read Jan. for George Willis read George G. after d. line 5 from top. line 21 from top. 419. Page 389. line 25 from top. Page 247. for Henry Morse 2d. May 9. m. after Ellen S. . Weeks. Page 465. 26. for Benjamin read Abel. Willis. 415.. Seaver. H. Page 346. line 13 from top. line 22 from top. line 29 from top. rahan. 247. for Page Page Page Page 413. Page 131. Page 361. top. Page 246. read daughter of Augustus Gee. 30 read June. read lives in Westmoreland. (xi. Taft. and Aaron A. Page 387.CORRIGENDA. Page 482. read Aaron H Sumner. 463. for 1872 read 1873 for March 9 read . Page 241. line 22 from top. JackPage 130. for Clara read Flora. from top. for Rush read Ruth. Page 108. for Lyman read Rufus. last line. for Vt. for Niools. for July 26. for Ann read Anna. line 3 from top. Pages 128. Page 403. Aaron B. line 7 from top. 140 and 152 for Aaron. Morse. for taught read introduced. and line 26 from top after May 30 read 1832. for Zina Taft read Zina G. for 1881 read 1841. line 3 from top. read Mertie E. Charles R. and for 1854 read 1857. for John Fitzgerald read Thomas HanHenry R. line 31 from top. 203. read line 3 line 13 from bottom. Page 191. line 20 from top. read Nichols.


Much credit due the late Isaac \V. and put connected The principal sources relied upon for data have been the public somewhat defective — a part of to 1815. Hammoud (a native of this county and whose ancestors lived in this town). state historian and (xiii) . By careful inquiry. years had elapsed since the town During that time no attempt to arrange had been made by in a any one. The missing volume of the latter. since passed away. and the most important. give the dates of births. many have been consulted. records of the proprietors and those of the town. includes the years from 1794 During this period the second meeting (town) house was and the war with Great Britain occurred. marriages Old family Bibles. the compiler but partially realized the amount of labor to be performed or the difficulties to be surmounted in its execution. fifty More than one hundred and was first settled. and the latter to the be- ginning of Valuable statistics have been obtained from both. county and army records. to the writer's knowledge. traditional information has been obtained ied in the and embod- work that might otherwise soon have passed is into oblivion. form the events of the past. many of former tell The gravestones All these and in our cemeteries other relics likewise the story of the past. and also some of those whence the first settlers came. Histories of towns in this immediate vicinity. Both of these are each being lost. have been called into requisition. built. The records of the Congregational and Baptist churches have been very well kept and preserved — the former dating back the year 1792. to 1741. Information drawn from other sources partially fills these gaps. together with state. the original owners of which have long and deaths of generations.INTRODUCTION In commencing to write the history of Swanzey.

have generally acquiesced in the plan changes they have caused to be made.o Xiv INTRODUCTION. Although entire accuracy in statement has been aimed probable that at. It maybe proper to add that the com- mittee chosen by the town to supervise the writing and publication of and general features of the work as outlined by the compiler. compiler of historical sketches. Benjamin Rkad. especially in the genealogical part of the work. These. Sivanzey. if properly noted and corrected. it is many errors. . and his readiness in furnishing data from the archives at Concord. but in a few instances they have chosen to differ from him and take the responsibility of the this history. for the interest he has manifested in the success of this enterprise. 1892. will be discovered. will enable the historian in after years to give a more reliable history to our children.

with an alluvial area which decreases from one mile to one-third of a mile in width. lying near its east side above Keene. perhaps extensively underlain by to (1) . being occupied by the South branch and Pond brook. which soon became filled by the alluvium of floods which the retreating ice-sheet sent dovvn by every tributary from north. Three miles south from Keene the Ashuelot liver finds an avenue westward. however. which it is also bordered hy low modified drift for several miles. The straight valley. almost everywhere. town of Swanzey lies some five miles to the south of Keene nearly in the central part of Cheshire county and in the valley of the upon what was once the bottom of a lake. When the ice melted here. Its west portion in Keene is drained by the last four miles of Ash Swamp brook.Courses— Minerals— Soil — Forest Trees — Fruits —Wild Animals—Birds—Fish— Sxakes. Situation —Water. filled with nearly level deposits which are but slightly higher than the streams and bordered by steep and nearly continuous ranges of hills which rise from 400 600 feet upon each side. THE Ashuelot The following extract from Professor Hitchcock's Report of ological Survey of the State is the Ge- illustrative of the character of this val- Swanzey "The i)rincipal valley of Cheshire county has its widest development in Keene and Swanze}'. thus here find a valley ten miles long from north to south. The Ashuelot river flows throuo.CHAPTER Topography. east and south. I. This alluvium consists. We. continues to the south through Swanzey. but crosses to its west side in the north part of Swanzey. of sand or tine gravel. this basin contained for a short time a bod}^ of water somewhat larger and probably : ley about deeper than Sunapee lake.h this basin. alono.

low plains. onl^' a small central part touching tlie giving it a prominent appearance." near the home of the late John Grimes. worked for is of Keene. It has sheltered man}' flocks of upon a solid rock beneath. Mount Cffisar near the central part of the town . large ones often lying upon cier. many of the hills and mountains the loose rocks have been swept away." " Pine Hill" in the northin the western part of the town." feet ited here Thus. Its heiglit brick-making near the south edge of the city from 10 to 40 feet near the river. and the whole plain was originally' of the same height with the higiiest proportions. the second the plains. and "Cobble Hill.separated from the lower interval b}' steep escarpments. All are interesting places to hills visit. and mountains are to be seen the In many places there are extensive drift On formations. gheep from the summer's heat and winter's storm. and some of them quite rough. from the Keene line . from sixty to seventy races. at the north spur of which "stood the home" of Joseph Cross. about a mile . which show that the difference in height is due to excavation the river. which still occupy the greatest part of the alluvial area. Everywhere upon uplands. tions are designated mountains and are several hundred feet higher than the adjacent plains. which is in the northeast corner of the town Mount Cresson. that three general divisions characterize the The first includes that which is elevated above surface of Swanzey. effects of the glacial period. generally unSeveral of the higiiest elevaeven. having been rounded and smoothed. Peaked mountain southwest corner and Franklin mountain at the northern base of which is " Westport . These are generall}. Charles Ilolbrook's house. it will be seen. leaving the underlying rocks smoothed off by the moving glaBoulders are profusely distributed. . Many large ones are A large one lies on is the top of Mount Cifisar. the third the intervals and meadows. of which a most noticeable one is at East Swanzey. The hills and mountains are of granitic formation. The mountains are Mount Huggins. The most conspicuous boulder It is of near innnense size and lies granite surface. The boulders generally come from hills and mountains not far away. to be seen high the drifi. up on the hills and mountains. b}'^ above South Branch. showing that much material at first deposwas afterwards channelled out b^' this stream and carried northward to the broad. the plains. west of the Ashuelot river.Z clay which is HISTORY OF SWANZEY. In the south part of Swanze}' we find occasional terwhich are sometimes of coarse gravel.

Its fall from the Marlborough line to the sandy and the fall light. miles above a southwesterly direction. had been ploughed and ground by the glacier after the glacier had distributed the earths and rocks. rain and atmosphere had disintegrated the surface rocks after an immense amount of movable material had b}' mighty floods been brought into the lake. Its channel is gener- deep and movement sluggish. has its source upon the east side . and at a place places. Its fall is slight. and The rest of the way the bed is bed most of the way is stony. the west one is smaller and more rapid. two had fall of some twenty-four feet in passing a distance of about six miles in the town ten feet of this fall were at Westport. Two small streams enter the town from Richmond and connect with Pond brook. at West Swanzey. then the barrier which had kept the valley a lake for ages gradual!}' wore away and the valley ceased . any place. Much town the largest river in Swanzey is the Ashuelot. They must have been distributed at a period previous to the time when the surface of the lowlands was formed and are not often to be seen above the surface. entering the Ashuelot about a mile from It has not apparently cut down to the primitive rocks line. The formation of lake . After the upheavals that raised our hills and mountains after the}'. . to be a lake. Pond brook runs from Swanzey pond in an easterly direction to the South branch. The east one has a slow current without falls. For the first three miles it has considerable fall. It has cut down it to the primitive rocks in three less than it West Swanzey. It enters the at the line and in centre of the north flows a south and nearly — at Westport. 6 but some of them came from places evidentlj' quite distant. the largest of the other streams is the South branch which the enters town from the southwest corner of Marlborough. and after this material had been levelled and smoothed by the ceaseless motion of its water. an Indian name. ten at West Swanzey and ally four feet above its West Swanzey. leaving them profusely scattered from the lowest valley to the highest mountain after heat and frost. Before was obstructed by dams. Ashuelot river is probably somewhat over a hundred feet. . flows some three miles in a southwesterly direction and then runs about five Much Keene at its miles west and north. Hyponeco brook. . having been buried to the depth of man}' feet under cla}' and sand. rivers and brooks followed the draining of the and from that time to the present their currents have been mould- ing much of the surface into its present form.TOPOGRAPHY.

In Swanzey may be found verj' good specimens of the crystal. which has the least value of all. especially' at the Franconia mine in Lisbon. a valuable substance to be added first to the soil. From the northwest side of Franklin mountain. Swanzey pond. . It rises in Chesterfield and llows into the Ashuelot in Winchester some distance below Swanzey line. practically the same as granite but which produces a better soil than granite. When the land in Swanzey was cleared. It is about a mile and Swanze}'^ pond is a natural body of water. a short distance above Westport. produced excellent crops. clear and pure. Its direction is east of south and it enters the Ashuelot between West Swanzey and Westport. but not to an extent to justify mining operations as at Nelson or Goshen. It covers about one hundred a half southwest of Swanzey Centre. Graphite or plumbago occurs in the rocks of Swanzey. MINERALS. and it is this soil which is the richest and most valuable of the four but as we pass to the eastward we reach a basin composed of It is in gneissic and granitic soils. from ten to twelve per this basin that — — cent. yet magnetite and graphite exist in Potstone is also found. California broolc has its source in Cliesterfield. the soil. The water is quite acres and is fed by small brooks and springs. The ridges of gneiss crop out in several places in Swanzey. stone was quarried for the Episcopal church in Keene. especially east of SOIL. of the Asliuelot rang-e of mountains and reaches the Ashuelot river by a circuitous route. not a mining town. The inevitable result has been that lands once occupied as farms . Swanzey is considerable quantities. Magnetite is found in such quantities in some parts of the state that efforts have been made to mine it. The Connecticut valley is covered with a soil derived from calcareous rocks. especially toward the Marlboi*ough line. The greater part of the state is underlain by gneiss. Swanzey lies. The soluble element present is usually' potash. Rixford l)rook runs some distance through the extreme west part of Swanzey. but when subjected to the ordinaiT operations of farming soon became exhausted. The State of New Hampshire is covered with soil of four kinds.4 HISTOKY OF SWANZEY. enriched by vegetation.

the hay are often the the same above crops average years that the hay croi)s in the south are poor on account of drought. and it is upon these plains that most of the varied crops of r^'e. with the improvements in farming now in vogue. liave O that exist to been abandoned. oats and potatoes. while the evaporations take place at the spot where the rain fell. There still remains. Large quantities of hay are taken from these meadows annuall}'. together with flax. not from the lakes and ocean into which the streams. beans and buckwheat have been raised. has been the foundation of most of the farming since the town' was settled. doubtless brought about by the destruction of our forests. without the application of manure. It is a significant fact that. however. as there is a solid clay formation below the sand which insures a good and pure supply of water. in the northern portion of the state and central portions. corn. that they will ever be abandoned. swollen by freshets pour thus there is a more equal distribution of rain in the neighborhood of the hills. farmer. and there is no probability. affect the raising of good crops upon this land. and extended droughts. The extensive forests. This is because the northern portions have extensive forests which hold the moisture durwhich has less rain than the southern ing what would otherwise be periods of drought. They are adapted to high cultivation and are now much appreciated for this purpose. . .TOPOGRAPHY. especially upon hills. as they lie below the line which separates the clay earth from the sandy earth. to render it productive without constant enriching. are the safeguard of the The rains are absorbed and held through their agency and the freshets are therefore avoided. The plains of the town are quite extensive. mineral spring in the north part of the town on the border of Great meadow has obtained considerable notoriety. They generally have a cla^^ soil. A The large amount of meadow upon the Ashuelot river. the South branch and numerous brooks. considerable land in the hills which produces good crops and upon which the owners still live. and the cellar holes and other remains are all show where was once the home of a prosperous farmer. Farm on this land buildings quite generally are located upon the plains and upwater may be obtained without excavating to a great depth. their production being kept up by occasional overflowing of water. The quantity of hay cut upon the plains has always been comp'iraThe soil here has not sufficient clay in its composition tively small.

while of the birches. the most abundant and was found es- upon Red oak was more common than white. little The black and choke red cherry were common trees. was per- haps more One of the trees. Swanze}'. next to the pine. but particularly adapted to the plains. and white. . the white was the most common growing on a in considerable lighter soil than either the black or yellow variet}'. trees.\ HISTORY OF SWANZEY. has but one-third of its surface covered with forest trees. and the first. wliich earl}' settlers. yet rare in the eastern. common in the central and western portions tlie of the town. Although not so stately as the rock maple. soil Of hard wood being particularly adapted for their growth. was was most abundant in the southwest part. altliough to-day comparative!}' scarce. growing everywhere. is fast Upon the rich moist upland the white asli thrived. particular!}'. once wide!}' distributed than the red maple. Before white tlie denudation of tlie tlie land of the primitive forest forest. walnut. This tree supplied the most excellent timber and was highly appreciated by the colonists before the British fixed government caused tlie broad arrow to be af- upon the choicest trees as a sign that they were to be used only for the King's navy. Tliroughout this region the chestnut was once a common tree. occur to some extent. the beech was most numerous. Among found in some quantity other trees of this group the Norwaj' and pitch pine were tlie first particularly in the southeastern . corner of the town. or river maple. the red. the hills and intervales.tlie was but little known to the the waysides and river banks. The first of these varieties Upon such a the cla3'e3^ soils the elms flourished to a considerable extent. the pine was most numerous of our trees. FOREST TREES. and the black ash was common upon the swamps and meadows. Hemlock was. Rock maple occurs but is numbers upon the intervales and not to be considered as one of the principal forest trees. were often of good size. monopolizing clierry. and to-da}. and next to the pine and hemlock was the most common tree. which was found more pecially in the southwestern portions. hills. The chestnut Much of the sandy land of the town was congenial to the growth of the poplar. to-day.

was a constant annoyance. habitants the most annoj'ance were the wolf and bear. 7 A limited number of basswood and butternuts were found upon the uplands. regard for stripping of forests is expressl_y forbidden. caused by the depredations of these animals. this was particularly the case with women and children. FRUITS. bear. The growth of white pine and grey birch is increasing. as much of the cleared land has been abandoned and has grown up to brush. but is increasing especially in old. beaver. 3'et no complaints are heard. It is not known that any person in the town ever suftered personal harm by either of these animals. and spruces and buttonwood along the river bottoms and swamps. were the wolf. lynx. upon mowing fields cleared within a few in 3-ears. careful and s^'steraatic cutting of timber is conducive to the better and healthier A growth of the remaining trees and at the same time does not injure the source from which the profit is derived. olden times. strawberr}'' and blueberry are the prinnative fruits and cipal grow extensively upon land which has been burned over and partially cleared. but their habits were known to be such that persons living in secluded places or travelling through forests remote from settlements.TOPOGRAPHY. otter and deer. WILD ANIMALS. besides destroying the great storehouse of moisture. and the state awarded a bount}^ of six pounds . the older communities in Ein'ope and learn there tlie We may turn to much in this many of . its The blueberry was not abundant although the improvement of the land has not tended to better quality. raspberry. The native animals that were known to the earl^'^ settlers and which became nearly extinct here many years since. moist pastures long since deserted b}' the cattle. The gradual reclothing of our hillsides with forest trees is a matter of great satisfaction to all interested in the farming interests of the state. The loss of sheep. The strawberry is most abundant The blackberry. The wild grape grows upon the intervales and produces yerj' good fruit. were in constant dread of encounterimy them . which easily gives way to the pine and birch. as the owaiers realize it is better to draw a small but assured income yearly from the ownership of their forests than to use the whole at once and obtain a comparatively small amount. Those which caused the incatamount.

as occasionally'' reports are circulated that one of these animals has been seen or killed. afterward found to be a catamount. who would surround some dense forest. mistaking in the dark his black cow for a bear. Thomas Greene and Jonathan Woodcock each obtained the reward. Lynxes and wild-cats were never common. and in 1787 Joseph Whitcomb. Monad nock. prowling about his premises. Some of these wolf lumts were made killing of The on so extensive a scale as to surround some part of Mt. 3(1. both d3'ing there together. one of them crawled into the ledge and soon saw. and then close in from all sides and entrap the animals. John Whitcomb. were attracted by the barking of their dog to a place where tliey found him in a deep. and the only place the writer has seen wliere they Some of the old conveyances of land lived is on California brook.8 HISTORY OF SWANZET. not probable that beavers were very plentiful here when the town settled. carried the Qarcass into his house. 1st. while hunting upon Bear hill in the south part of the town. and one of the Hammonds. One of the noted places for these hunts was the swamp in the west part of what is now Troy. for the killing of each wolf. Incidents have been related as having occurred from apprehension that a bear was around one's dwelling which were both laughable and provoking one man having shot in the dark and killed a supposed bear . In their anxiety to ascertain what the dog was barking at. Another man. the creature. shot and killed it. usually a swamp. Night was the time for Bruin to take a look about the farm houses and appropriate such domestic animals as might have been left exi)Osed to its depredations. and in 1789. was not an animal for which the people had any particular affection. Since the beginning of the present century but few bears or wolves have been seen in this vicinity. the glare of the eyeballs of an animal which he shot with deadly effect. only to be asked by a youngster. dark recess of a ledge. " Do bears have hoofs?" The bear became a black sheep. jumped and caught the dog in its mouth. Catamounts were not often encountered even b}'' the first settlers. which was supposed to be the wolves' haunt. It is was first upon that brook make mention tliat the land was above or below the . though less dreaded than the wolf. through the dark. but it may not be said that they have become entirely extinct. and when they were it was in some secluded place. wolves was considered of so much consequence that be made for a wolf hunt which would draw out would arrangements hundreds of persons. The bear.

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beaver dam. Partridges are much hunted. It is known that otters have lingered about some of the waters of the town nearly down to the present time. but they do not appear to decrease. raccoon. rabbit. swallows. To protect them fro'm wanton destruction. woodchuck. wild geese going north in the spring and south in the fall is occasionally seen at the [tresent time. Tlieir numbers have been constantly diminishing. Very few cages at farmhouses are . striped and flying squirrel are here and most of them quite as plentiful as they were in former j'ears. but the fact not authenticated. Of all the native animals the deer was the favorite with the early Its value for food. skunk. It is not known that The migration of flocks of they ever had their haunts here during summer. wrens and whip-poor-wills are a priviSeldom have they been destroyed by the most leged class of birds. times. its innocent nature and its sportive charsettlers. hedgehog. numbers of them once a hundred years from the time the town was settled before they bethe principal sport for the gunThe pigeons come north in the ner are the pigeon and partridge. The wild turkey was a vakiable bird in early. After their advent in return south in flocks and spring the spring they separate into pairs and are found during summer more came entirely extinct. red. Considerable lived where they could feed upon nuts and have It was nearly the south side of a hill for their haunt in the winter. acter made the people anxious that it should not become extinct. musk-rat. in the fall. Robins in the fields and swallows about tlie barn are more plentiful than in early years. reckless bo_y. Late in the summer they Fifty years ago they were so numbegin to congregate into flocks. erous that some men did quite a business in catching them with nets. is V It is probable they did live on otlier brooks. laws were made and deerreeves chosen by the town to see that the laws were enforced. Robins. The fox. martins. and while eating a net was sprung over them. BIRDS.TOPOGRAPHY. but their number has been diminisliing from year to year. the grey. Often a number of dozens were caught at a time. mink. They were attracted to particular places by having grain fed to them upon beds. The effort was a vain one and but few have been seen in the town for the last ninety years. The two birds which have furnished generally in dense forests than elsewhere.

for a summer abode. Since then they that Of made the snakes its is now quite common. No great change has taken place in the size or number of the other native fishes. riv- salmon. Our meadows still resound with the music of the bobolinks and the woods with that of the brown thrasher. cranes. Quite a sensation was created some sixty years ago by a report that a black snake had been seen in the southeast part of the town. as their numbers have been conWliip-poor-wills are likely to flock here in large their peculiar notes will continue their existence ngainst all efforts stantl}' decreasing. Tlie depredations of crows in the corn fields in the poultry yards have made them the farmers' although a decrease in the number of the latter have made them less annoying than formerly. Of j-ears of the settlement. numbers. but their numbers have been too limited to afford sportsmen more than an occasional opportunity to capture them. for now provided numbers martins and wrens. Wild ducks. eagles. it supposed that the black snake is the only one advent here since the town was settled. anglers have not been slow in their efforts to capture the shiniug beauties.10 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. and of the hawks hated birds . the water uncongenial to this fish. and their bite was a torment especIn recent years people have suflfered but little from them. and to be heard morning and evening. fish hawks. In some streams. snipes and loons have all had their haunts here. shad and lamprey eels frequented the large streams of the town in such numbers that they constituted an important article of the other fish. Before dams were constructed on the Connecticut and Ashuelot ers. consequentl}' but few trout of good size are to be found in an}' of the Small-sized trout are still quite numerous in some of the small brooks. owls. The primitive houses and their surroundings afforded means for their have been increasing and are propagation in large ially to children. trout was the most valuable during the early The South branch and some of the large brooks once contained many large trout. FISH. . Refuse from mills has made food. streams in the town. SNAKES. One of the anno3'ances to the inhabitants in earl}' times was the flea. Crows and hawks have maintained for their destruction.

south to Miller's river. The territory.CHAPTER Tlie II. HiNSDALE. converging at the top. the flesh of anfish. and skins of animals and mats for most of its furniture. and leavTwo low openings on oping an aperture for the escape of smoke. in locations favorable for hunting and fishing. lived mostly on nuts. in cooking. several years before it This territory was abandoned by the Indians was granted by Massachusetts to the first white It is not known that there is any deed in existence by proprietors. Francis' tribe in Canada. scalped and murdered—Towns ABANDONED MuSTER ROLL AT FORTS. neither is it known that taken they ever complained of having their possessions here wrongfully from them. Its common form was circular. and other utensils that held water and were used Hot stones were placed in vessels of water to heat it. (11) . They had kettles made of soapstone in which they boiled vegetables. It is not definitely known where the Indians went when on the they left here. of sticks stuck in the ground. Indian wigwams and Relics Statements of Blake and Wheelock— ImPLEAIEXTS at SaXD BaNK— INDIAN DaM— FUENCH AND INDIAN RaIDS AT SWANZEY. ClIARLESTOWN AND Putney Men. eastward to Mount IMonadnock. answered sides Boughs posite its The Indians imals and covering. pumpkins. Indians of the Connecticut and Ashuelot Valleys. This tribe claimed the territory in the northern part of Hampshire and had numerous settlements in different parts of their Vermont. of trees and turf served for for doors. — — — of the tribe of ludians formerly inhabiting the AshueThe territory occupied by the tribe valley was Squakheag. New They banks ofthe larger streams. but probably they mingled with those higher up Connecticut river. NORTHFIELD. which the Indians conveyed away these lands. extended northward to the headwaters of the Ashuelot river. Women and Children captured. raising corn and pumpkins. WlNCHESTEK. and several miles west of name THE lot the Connecticut river. corn. or went to the St. KEKNE. usually near the wiowam was made the Indians' habitation.

Geo. Hiram Blake and F. A. is too ployed . . Blake has furnished the compiler with a schedule of these remains found at the Sand Bank. on the southeast side of Ashuelot river near Sawyer's Crossing. fire was relied upon. fourteen and one-half inches long. the brush where they wished to raise their corn and pumpkins. Avithout having their entrails taken out. an unfinished gouge five and one-half inches long. Traces of an irregular fortification inclosing several acres of ground still exist. Mr. seA^eral are broken at the points but most are perfect a A'ery fine small quartz arroAvhead three arroAvheads made of the same stone as the chippings or fragments Avhich are still found lying . all these have taken mucli interest in collecting and preserving these Indian relics. and but few have been collected and they are in possession of Swanzey The drifting sand Avill soon obliterate and hide from our view mementos of the race of people that once roamed over these plains where we noAv securely dAvell. avcU finished from a hard grey stone a chisel. as but a small part of the Indians' time was em. Wheelock. evident to be doubted. A'arying from one inch to three inches in length. . Corn was pounded into coarse meal and made into samp it was sometimes parched and pounded line. some of Avhich show evidence of orna. . — mentation. are now to be seen in the sand. K. in cultivating land they naturally incline to live by hunting and fishing. about on the Sand Bank these fragments excepting the quartz. That there was once a large settlement of Indians at the Sand Bank. among which are the following : — stone pestle. They smoked and dried fish to preserve them.12 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. a small . These relics were once too common to induce people to preserve them. six inches long. are of a stone foreign to this part of the country numerous specimens or pieces of Indian pottery. Fish were cooked just as they were taken from the Avater birds were phieked but not otherwise dressed small animals were roasted whole and eaten . which were broken from the rocks from which they made their implements. They used a kind of spit for cooking large pieces of meat. some of Avhicli are very fine . Frag- ments of hard white quartz. roughly Avorked into shape a collection of ten arrowheads made of quartz and flint. mixed with suet and made into balls and called nokake. well finished. Messrs. It must have been here that large quantities of implements were made for hunting and fishing. Pratt of Keene people. They were expert in killing game with arrows. and it with To kill the trees and burn capturing traps and yauk-ups. well finished. rumpkins were cut into strips and dried in the sun. specimens. A gouge three and one-half inches long.

all. and also twenty-four teeth. that when they were boys Indian spot.INDIANS. on the and that for a time it was a permanent stopping place for the Indians. Moore were found. white sand. limbs. with shank broken. and was probably deeper as the surface appeared to have been washed or worn away In the west end and facing the east. from the surroundings and the situation it was an Indichest. : — A nearly around an enclosure of several acres. earth was an camping ground for the winter. spinal human body column and feet. is The sand has drifted so much of late years that the line very indistinct or nearl}' gone. and bears strong evidence of having been fortidark line of earth mixed with ashes and charcoal extends fied. some twenty places of from two and a half to three feet in diameter where fires seemed to have been kept burning for an indefinite period of time. arrowheads and two hatchets. a large flint spearhead and four flint arrowheads of peculiar shape. girl probably the frame and size of as the determined of to twenty years poby age The sex was determined by hip bones and sition of the wisdom teeth. a little Ou the farm of Jonas L. is evidently the site of an Indian village. made of flint. indicate that these implements of war and domestic economy were made few of them were preserved. and on further examination of the ground he ascertained that a grave had been made in the sand about two and a half feet long. the hands. This may have been the line of a palisade or row of stakes stuck in the ground for the purpose of defence. same land. the top part broken off . The grave was in clear. A few years ago as Charles L. Ball was ploughing on the side hill south of his house about five rods from the river his plough came in contact with what proved to be a human skull and exposed it in the furrow. in a sit- An his : ting posture settled in a was the skeleton of a removed from fifteen an Indian that of and was mass. below the Sand Bank. two feet wide and two feet deep when made. very fine. by Mr. and. found by Benjamin Whitcomb farm at West Swanzey. when the . on arrowhead of jasper. but Old residents of the locality state relics were readily picked up on the pings The large quantity of chipthere as well as occasional pieces of pottery. Blake says bank. pelvis and the absence of such relics and implements in the grave as He also found in the are usually buried with the opposite sex. so called. 13 Pratt. now found spot. arms. " The sand Mr." . On Asa Smith's farm a spearhead four and also an arrowhead one-half inches long. was distinctly to be seen. and that the sand had been moved only within the limits Near the river bank were of the grave.

Some twenty Indian fire-places have been ploughed up here. These were simply circles in the middle of the wigwam. but it must have cost weeks of labor. in the shape of a harroAv pointing down stream is more than that distance. all in one pocket. in the dam which : Neiv Evglavd Observer. It is made of stones such as a man could lift. meadow on the South Branch. Mr. Near by the old dam lives Jonas L. used to cross the river on the wall. and this work of theirs is the more surmill has bwanzey " The low water prising on this account . It is natural to suppose that the dam was made to aid in fishing for salmon ydih nets and spears.14 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Mr. but the dam for thirty rods or so. young with his flint-pointed spear. the following descri])tion of the Indian is in the Ashuclot river bet^^•«en the Sand Bank and West in the Aslnielot. occasioned by the repairs at the old the traditional Indian dam two miles exposed Swanzey above. Wheelock published in 1888. picked up in the stream above. now almost a rapid and strewn with boulders being It is less than a hundred feet wide. It from six to It varies tvvelve feet in thickness. but that it soon crumbled in Mr. The Swanzey Antiquarian Society should have a drawing of this dam showing the two eastern wings and tlie boulder. a clay vessel nearly entire. Here lived his father and grandfather before him. near this dark line of earth above mentioned. The fact that the first proprietors of Swanzey directed their attention to the meadow land on the Asliuelot above the Sand Bank and to tlie north part of the tivation. and watched the brave silver-bellied and struck at him salmon. and somewhat farther. looks like a tumbled Moore's father. water. Moore. paved with stones from the river. By skilful stepping it is possible to pass the point of the harrow. The river at this point is perhaps there is nothing like it in the state. The Observer's represen- The reason tative was shown a beautiful spearpoint of Twin mountain flint. in his bo3^hood. The Moore elder dug up a half peck of arrow and spearheads. They were carelessly left on a stump and lost years ago. pieces when exposed to the aiv. the apex of the dam. Pratt states that he dug up. For one hundred and thirty years this has been called the Indian dam. Indians were lazy. it is now so unknown is because the eel grass in the back water of the pond covers and conceals it." How much of tlie land in the vicinity of the Sand Bank had been subject to the rude cultivation practised by the Indians is not known. Below Here stood the the dam is aflat boulder reached by stepping stones. according to the deptli of down wall mixed with gravel. indicates that those meadows were found to be in condition to be easily brought under cul- .

seizing down a steep the hill. The St. July 5. was defended with so much bravery that they failed to capture it. The Indians had one of their number killed. by the government commenced the work of Canada. Wlien they had carried him half a mile one of them went In his abhill to fetch something which had been left. Meeting houses had been built in Keene and Winchester and a schoolhouse in SwanChurches had been formed in Swanzey. The Phips knocked down with his hoe died of his wound. As the enemy were leading How up the West bank of Connecticut river David Rugg and Robert Baker were discovered crossing the river in a canoe. zey. Keene. 15 Swanzey. Hinsdale. It . The settlement in most of these towns commenced about ten years previous to this time. and with the Squakheags for lish colonies. Much land had been cleared and numerous houses built. Roads had been constructed between some of the towns. July 10. How. As already stated the Indians had left the locality before these settlements commenced and gave the settlers no trouble during these first few years. and the war was now transmitted to their colonies in America. The Indians burned the house of Rev. hoe. Putney and Charlestown. Harrington. Keene and Winchester. The garrison at Putney was attacked by French and Indians. scalping and murdering the people of the Eng- March 26. and in most of the towns a saw mill and a grist mill had been built. the prisoner. Timothy The house stood upon Meeting House Hill (on the Carpenter farm). Rugg was scalped and the scalp was placed on the top of a long pole and carried through Charlestown to Crown Point in triumph. At the time the fort was attacked Nehemiah How was cutting wood about eighty rods from the He was discovered and captured and no attempt was made for fort. capturing. Deacon Josiah Fisher of Keene was killed as he was drivHe was found dead and scalped in the road. They had in The year 1745 found settlements a small population of hardy. his rescue. 12. 1745. . near where the Lamson block now stands on Main street. Indian whom Phips was subsequently killed by three other Indians. Francis Indians instigated allies. of burning buildings. They were fired upon and Rugg was killed Baker made for the opposite shore and escaped. as he shot the ascended other the Indian's and then gun him. industrious people. of Swanzey. was Oct.INDIANS. Two Indians took William Phips of Putney as he was hoeing corn. who was with the Indian down with his knocked sence Phips. and ministers settled. Winchester. England and France were at war in 1745. ing his cow to pasture.

being a strong man. Throwing open his stable door. She gathered her clothes about her waist. an Indian undertook to capture her. tongues cut out. He endeavored to reach the He fort. She. ! ! arms. Those who were out and in hear- Mrs. Clark was at a barn about fifty rods from the fort. who were concealed in bushes between him and the fort. As they were returning they were ambushed. Dorman ing. under command of Ensign De Neverville. burned. he let . Lieut. Quebec where he died in prison. He with the other men had been to the mill for boards captured the with four oxen. Spofford's mills were the oxen and their killed. aimed their Throwing away their pieces at him and fired. Isaac Parker and Steven Farnsworth. he determined that his cattle suming should not be burned with it. Two Indians. of the people were in the fort when the alarm was given some were out attending to their cattle. at his barn them loose.16 carried to HISTORY OF SWANZEY. stripped him of his blanket. April 23. sprang forward. After some time they were permitted to return to Boston under a flag of truce. He made Most his escape and reached the fort in safety. A Mrs. was carried in and expired in a few hours. He immediately gave an alarm by crying. numerous band of Indians made their appearance in were discovered by Ephraim Dorman early in the mornThey in what was then a swamp east of the settlement. April 19. appeared at Charlestown and captured Capt. leaving him nearly naked. Mr. he went out at a back door. . knocked one of them senseless with the other he had a sharp contest. A John Bullard was at his barn. outran him and reached the hearing the cry of Indians. 1746. animated by the cheers of her friends. John Spofford. As she started for it. A Indians Indians and ran for the fort. and prehis barn would that be burned. He had gone but a few steps when . was out looking for his cow. who threw away his gun that he might outrun her. and could walk only to milk her cow. but was fatally shot in the back just before he reached it. they then endeavored to capture him. . intending to secrete himself at the only place where the river could be crossed. A partj^of about forty French and Indians. Dorman. Before she reached the fort she was fatally stabbed in the slowly. neither hitting him. She was aged and corpulent. captured and taken to Canada. Considering that his retreat to the fort was cut off. and ran pursued by the Indian. back. Mr. Nathan Blake was fort in safety. At the time How was enemy killed some of the cattle and drove some away. Kinney had gone to a barn ing distance rushed for the fort. Iveene. Capt. Captain Spofford had built a saw mill and a grist mill two years previous.

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Blake was a strong. in 1741. all 2 . was compelled to run the gauntlet. The party went on snow shoes. At Montreal he. a Frenchman by the name of Raimbut was taken prisoner He held the rank of lieutenant. and. Warren received a blow in the face for which he knocked down the Indian who gave it. a daughter of Abraham Graves She sent money by the men to buy the ransom of Swanzey. and at this instant several Indians started ment near him. seeing the excitement. let the Indian beat. a celebrated Indian runner was procured to run against At the time the race was to be run the whole tribe assembled. intimating. by which he was made a cripple for life. village several miles north. return to Canada. that fatal consequences might ensue if he did not. under a flng of truce. Mr. Looking back he saw several guns pointed at him. accompanied by Raimbout to Canada. A Frenchman from Quebec was present.INDIANS. Considering his rank he agreed that if he could advised Blake to be taken to Canada he would procure the release of Blake and a prisoner by the name of Allen who was captured at Deerfield. Mr. and to the remark he made that he had lishman not yet breakfasted. They up from their place of concealin himself their power he gave himself up. Blake acted upon the Frenchman's advice and permitted his antagonist to reach the goal a moment before him. Mr. athletic man. Blake had married Elizabeth. For this he was assaulted by several Indians who beat him Blake exunmercifully. They skulked around whenever sides of the fort during the forenoon and fired Whenever an they supposed their shot might be effectual. they smilingly replied that it must bte a poor Engwho could not go to Canada without his breakfast. To have him beaten. and was put to many tricks with Indians whom he beat. Feeling shook hands with him. and carried their provisions on their backs. if the husband of her negotiations failed. hibited more patience and fortitude and received no considerable inHe was then conducted to Quebec. and from there to an Indian jury. Matthews Clesson and John Taylor. Blake was pinioned and conducted by an Indian into the woods and started for Canada. John Hawks. They returned with Blake and Allen about the first of May. He could run with great speed. Mass. 1748. with another person by the name of Warren. He was anxious to in Winchester. 17 be was hailed by a party of Indians concealed in a shop between him and the street. The number of Indians in the party that made the attack upon Keene at the time of Blake's capture was estimated at about a hundred. In 1747. him. To carry the arrangement into effect the governor of IVIassachusetts sent in February.

at the head of the military forces at that place. of a lying by party to Canada but were carried released. beads and blood were seen at the place where the fire was directed. by the name of Robert go Swanzey They were waylaid that Indians had been about the fort and captured. the military commander at Northampton. and adding to his force as he proceeded by pressing horses and men into his service. number of cattle the attack was made upon Keene the firing was heard at the Swauzey. the commander of which sent an express immediately to Winchester. Plight Indians who had concealed themselves to await their arrival. Maffett besubsequently They was and to Mass. southeast of the fort.18 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Colonel Pomroy. A party . In the morning ing the strength of the picket gate. Deacon Timothy Brown and a to soldier Maft"ett left the fort in to Keene. as no protection was being rendered them by the latter province. longed and the Indian arm before he surrendered. attended by a guard of soldiers. he arrived at Keene with four hundred or five hundred men in a little more than forty-eiglit hours from the time the express left Swanzey. As the Indians were scalping him the fired and killed Seth Putnam. whom their comfort in When panions carried off. when he fired. the distance down and back being at least ninety miles. The military force after scouring the woods in the vicinity only found where the Indians encamped east of Beech hill.. some women went to do their accustomed milking where the cows were kept. and a number of them were seen to fall. At Charlestown. Some three days after their first appearance they killed a in the meadow. He shot broke chief's zey. Indian was seen by those in the fort he was fired at. immediately started. the place where About twenty of his soldiers went to view Putnam had been killed a few days previous. From Winchester the information was expressed from fort to fort to Colonel Pomroy. soldiers fired and mortally wounded two of them. doing garrison duty at SwanLunenburg. May 2. It was supposed that as many as ten were killed. with the information that the Indians had made an attack upon Keene. and their bodies consumed in a building which they burned. Captain Paine went with a force for the defence of Charlestown. One night the watch thought he heard some one try- May 6. The Indians did not immediately leave the vicinity of the fort. Massachusetts sent additional forces for the protection of these frontier New Hampshire towns. At the same time that Brown and Maffett were taken. a party lay around the fort at Keene watching for an opportunity to plunder or take prisoners.

Aug. spears. the commander. Captain Brown lost but one of their men. cattle and hogs. and burned all the buildOf the buildings burned were the mills that Captain Spofford was rebuilding Avhere his had been previously burned. Aug. The enemy appeared again near the fort at Charlestown. This conflict occurred about May 24. wounded Michael Gilson and Patrick Ray. The men were to him when he was drawn in and buried. SAvamp taking with them several of their number who had been They left. tured. Winchester was visited by thirty of these Indians. in order to satisfy himself that an enemy was in the vi- scarcely out of the fort when and Ebenezer were fired He was so near Phillips killed. Captain Stevens with a party rushed out for their assistance. June 24. hatchets and blankets. July 24. 3. Some twenty Indians attaol^ed a number of men who were work in a meadow near Bridgman's fort. captured Daniel How and John Beaman. Hinsdale.INDIANS. Before they left they killed most of the horses. guns. sent out scouts. None of Colonel Willard's men were killed or capOne man was wounded. After a short encounter the Indians wese driven into a killed. when they Captain Stevens and at retreated. 6. In the conflict that ensued five were killed on each side. when they put themselves into position and gave the first fire. A num- . They killed William Robins and Jonas Barker. They retreated leaving some of their guns and blankets. put forth every effort to take the garrison. Captain Stevens and Captain Brown went into the meadow to look Their dogs gave indications that Indians were amfor their horses. No other one of the scouts was injured. Colonel Willard and a guard of twenty men went with a team from Fort Dummer to Hinsdale's mill and when near the mill were ambushed. The enemy. upon. Dogs were kept at the fort and they gave the first intimation to those within of the presence of the enemy by barking and by actions peculiar to them when Indians were in the vicinity. and the Indians took one prisoner. Captain Stevens. company of troops from Massachusetts was stationed at the fort at A the time and sixteen of their horses were killed. bushed for them. they the fort that a soldier crept carefull}' out at night and fastened a rope cinity. the fort two days. in Indian fashion to effect their ob- They hung around ings outside except one. 1746. after they were discovered. 19 of Indians lying in ambush fired upon them and then endeavored to cut off their retreat to the fort. They fired their muskets against the walls and made other demonstrations ject. About a month later another conflict was had at the same place.

that the frontiers suffered 47. some gentlemen who had the wisdom to perceive that the protection of the Connecticut river settlements was required by the true interests of the country. but also an equal additional force to range the woods and watch the motions of the enemy. and by suddenly falland surprising them in their encampments. when the latter fired and killed Joseph Rawson and wounded Amasa Wright. and the forces which she had kept at Charlestown were withdrawn and afterwards the settlement was abandoned. Jonathan Sartwell was captured near Fort Hinsdale. who. The Indians were constantly moving from place to place. by the promptness and wisdom with which he had acted. P. In this in incursions apprehension. had already gained no inconsiderable influence with the government. The year 1746 must have been one of extreme peril to these frontier The settlers were few and widely scattered. men were passing in a road near which the Indians had concealed themselves. He had personally addressed a memorial to Governor . forts to labor upon their farms was at all times extremely dangerous. off they would go to anotiJier settlement.20 ber of HISTORY OF SAVANZEY. that this would require not only a sufficiency of men to afford garrisons for the places that would be able to resist such assaults as would be likely to be made upon them. moreover. Cultivation of towns. their own tactics. . as no were made upon them. when they had ing upon not the least expectation of an assault thus practising upon them their depredations. and prevent by anticipating their designs. sought to convince them. Oct. was Captain Stevens. "During the winter. After they had inflicted some outrage upon the inhabitants of one place. Late in tlie j^ear Massachusetts appears to have decided not to continue her military protection to these New Hampshire towns. we will quote tlie following from Rev. Saunderson's history of Charlestown. and the first intimation of their coming would be the capture or killing of some unsuspecting person. only interval. To show the condition of the New Hampshire towns in the Ashuelot and Connecticut vallej'S. The prime mover in this matter. 1846so in Indians were ice-bound the Canada. They. To go outside the their land was their main dependence for support. H. we have reason to believe. 22. The settlements at Keene and Swauzey were continued through the winter and it is not known that they were disturbed. fortunately prevailed on the assembly of Massachusetts to make the needful provision for the defence of the forts and garrisons which in consequence of the withdrawal of her troops had been deserted.

as its sole defenders and occupants. is situated about 34 miles garrison. . were only partially successful. 21 No. they are disappointed. and suitable encouragement was given to them to go and waylay the streams the enemy come upon when they issue out from Crown Point. with thirty men. as it is evident from past experience that this enemy will be down by the first of April. This post. Phinehas Stevens. it would either be burned or taken by the enemy. The movement was timely. from Deerfield. had been entirely deserted and fears were entertained that. and frontiers No. 1747. 4 latter is is the proper road of an enemy coming upon our when they come by Wood Creek and the drowned lands. in case it should be left longer. 4 lowing is an extract about 45 miles above Northfield Shirley. these gentlemen. 4 on the 27th of March. Stevens marched through the wilderness and arrived at No. on which place (No. Spring. 4) the enemy have continually endeavored to do spoil and many great advantages have been lost for want of a suitable number of soldiers at that Fort Massachusetts. Capt. 4 and take possession. as when they come by Otter Creek. Now it appears to me if men were early sent to each of these posts. would be sufficient to and the subject of taking the ofrepel the enemy in case of attack fensive was postponed. could be induced to go no further than to detail such a number of men for garrisoning the forts as. for the assembl\% at this time. to find the but what was his surprise. for some future consideration. was ordered by Governor Shirley to march to No. they might be very much discouraged in coming in small parties as heretofore which in my opinion will be of the greatest service to the public and the only effectual method to carry If anything be done it should be done early ii. in the latter part of March. and had remained in it during the winter. say by the end of March. on entering it to fort in good condition find himself and company heartily welcomed by an old spaniel and a cat. that was. There is one thing which I have observed while among the Indians they are a people which are greatly elated and flushed up when they have success and as soon discouraged when one hundred : . . which had been left behind at its desertion. Captain Stevens and company had been in possession of the fort only a few days before they were led to surmise the presence of an . . in their estimation. This being the state of affairs. . with Captain Stevens at their head.INDIANS. setting forth his views of the situation. for more than two months. and in every respect most fortunate.' In their endeavours. from which the fol' : is situated upon Connecticut river. the on the war.

they set fire to all the old fences and also to a log house about forty rods distant from the fort so that within a few minutes we were entirely to the windward surrounded with fire all which was performed with the most hideous shouting and firing. he says. . The enemy being then discovered. and also to take a sutlicient quantity of provisions to carry us to Mon- Upon : —that our . until the next day at ten o'clock at night. in order to burn it down. the enemy. immediately arose from behind a log and fired but through the goodness of God. the man got into the fort with only a slight wound. 'Our dogs being very much disturbed. he made the following proposal we would immediately resign up the fort. we should all have our lives and liberty to put on all the clothes we had. gave the enemy reason to think we had determined to stand it out to the last degree. tlie}^ called to us and desired a cessation of arms until sunrise the next morning which was granted at which time they would come to a parley. but fought with great resolution which doubtless. 1747.22 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. and every thing exceedingly dry. chobo}'. saj'ing. But notwithstanding all their shouting and threatenings. . ven- ing tured out privately to set on the dogs. with a flag of truce. being within a few rods. in case . from all quarters which they continued. immediately arose from their anibushments and attacked us on all sides. The enemy had provided themselves with a sort of fortification which they had determined to push before them and bring fuel to the side of the fort. in a very . . and stuck it down within about twenty rods of the fort in plain sight of the same. Their suspicious were first aroused by the uueas}" appearance eneni}'. of the clogs. which gave us reason to think that the enemy were about. occasioned us not time . to the dogs. but one of our men being desirous to to open the gate at the usual know the certainty. without induring which time we had no opportunity to eat or sleep. our men seemed not to be in the least daunted. viz. men going to Monsieur. In his report to Governor Shirley. and seemed to be immediately going to undertake. But instead of performing what they threatened. . These indications of something that was not right indirced them to keep the gate closely barred. Accordingly the French General Debeline came with about sixty of his men. terrible termission manner. The wind being vei-y high. dated April 9. But here we must let Captain Stevens tell his own story. and their continued barking. The General sent in a French lieutenant with a French soldier and an Indian. about nine o'clock in the mornand went about twenty rods from the fort firing off his gun and . Whereupon. and said if we would send three men to him he would send as maii}^ to us to which we complied.

what had been promised he was ready to perform but upon refusal he would immediately set the fort on fire. and then fired and so continued firing and shouting until daylight the next morning. a cessation of arms for two hours" that they might come to a parley which was granted. Upon tain General. 'I am resolved to have. every bushels of corn I would supply the Indians returning the General gave this answer. go into the fort. they would leave and not fight any more and desired my answer. he desired that the Captain of the fort would meet him half way. I returned the answer that we were determined to fight it out. or die. but if they . for we heard no more of them. would send them. this. Well. I told him that it was poor encouragement to resign into the hands of the enemy. and informed them what the French General said and then put it to vote which they chose. that upon one of their number being killed.' and desiied ' . when it was probable that we had killed some of them already. which I did and upon meeting the Monsieur he did not wait for me that to give an answer. About noon they called to us and said good morning.INDIANS. ' ' : . returning. to defend the fort.' Whereupon.' said he. The General did not come himself but sent two Indians. 'The fort. I came into thie fort and called all the men together. :— That in case we would sell them provisions. viz. and give me an answer quick. but went on in the following manner. Now do what you please for I am as easy to have j^ou fight as to .' I . orders to give it . treal. they would put all to the sword.' said he. lay down our arms and march out of the fort. and if we made any further re: — . for my men want fight any to be fighting. that selling them pro. 23 and bind up our provisions and blankets. furthermore. give up. we might expect all to be put to the sword. and see whether your men dare more or not. and they withdrew. would do told the General. . and run over the top for he had seven hundred men with him. who came within about and desired that I eight rods of the fort and stuck to them. which was. sistance or should happen to kill one Indian. four or five guns were fired against the fort. would send out two men visions for money was contrary in a captive for to the laws of nations five . and give an answer to the above proposal. as we sup- Upon posed.' . either to fight on or resign and they voted to a man to stand it out as long as they had life. Upon our men . Upon which they gave a shout. that in case of extremity his proposal but inasmuch as I was sent here by my master. the Cap- it would not be consistent with my up unless I was better satisfied that he was able to perform what he had threatened and. viz. down their flag which I did and the Indians made the following proposal.

24 Captain Stevens ' HISTORY OF SWANZEY. and that about three captives had died who were said to be Dutchmen. lu all this time w'e had scarce opportunity' to eat or sleep. went out after them and they precipitately . 1 believe men were never known or lie still to hold out with better resolution. which were easily put out. from which lie was led to think that all was not right. are about three hundred in number by reason of sickness which is at Quebec. kept it wet all night. The enemy never had the courage to bring their fortification nor run over . and fired at us. The cessation of arms gave us no matter of rest. They also informed us that John Norton had liberty to preach to the captives. dividing them into small parties. There w^ere but thirty men in the fort. the fort but in lieu thereof. 4 he did not return with his forces immediately to Canada. using the threatening language they could invent. and to undergo all this hard service there were but thirty men. except three who were left sick. all We were informed by the French that came into the fort.' The mortification of Debeline in his failure to take the fort must have been extreme but. We dug no less than eleven of them. By the above account you may form some idea of the distressed under. whose necessity obliged them to be the more earnest. they say. our courage held out to the last. for we suspected they did it to obtain advantage against us. for they did not seem to sit one moment. But Captain Stevens observing a smoke. so deep that a man could go and stand upright on the outside and not endanger himself so that when these trenches were finished we could wet all the outside of the fort. but. spent the night in shooting their fiery arrows. there although we had some thousands of guns were but two men slightly wounded. and that they have some thousands of French and Indians out and coming against our frontier. They seemed everj^ minute as if they Avere going to swallow us up circumstances we were . with shouting and firing as if the heavens and the earth were coming together. that our captives were removed from Quebec to Montreal which. which we did and We drew some hundreds of barrels of water. though baffled iu the attack on No. and that they were well and in good health. . But notwithstanding all this. sent them out to hover around various places on the frontier. A small number of them very soon after ventured to return and encamp secretly near the river at no great distance from the fort from which they had been so summarily repulsed. in writing to anotlier person about this affair says : Those who were not emploj'cd in firing at the enemy were employed in digging trenches under the bottom of the fort. to have such an army of starved creatures around us.

Winchesand Upper Ashuelot. these men and the Indians there was some skirmishing in . They preserved some burying them. visited the place and burnt all the buildings except the mill on Beaver brook. at the old Massachusetts homes. and the house in which the miller had resided. alternated between sadness and hopefulness they were sad when they thought of the homes they were leaving which were the result of years of hard labor they were joyous when they thought that they should succeed in saving their families from the horrors of falling into the hands of the savages. their minister. 1747. killed and scalped Nathaniel Dickinson and Asahel Burt as they were driving up cows just after sunset. The annals of Keene contain the following: "The inhabitants re- — mained About that time they passed an informal vote releasing Mr. SAvanzey and Keene. It is evident that some of the men returned to the settlement during the summer Between for the purpose of obtaining some income from their land. ter 25 Other parties of them hovered about Northfield. A party of Indians. to allow them to return to its vicinity. homes they were leaving. which in the fort until March or April. from all his obligations to them. but they had been tauglit too severe a lesson at No. and burned the three towns which had been abandoned a few days before. 4. It is probable the inhabitants had learned before they left that the French and Indian forces had attacked Charlestown." It is traditional that the inhabitants of Swanzey in the left very suddenly. The men's feelings . 1747. or French and Indians. statement has been made that in one instance a babe was left in its cradle and was rescued in the night." April 15. The women thought more about the safety of . Soon after a party of Indians resolution was immediately executed. uncles and they their children than the aunts. hnd resolved to abandon the settlement. and children as they left the settlement. from up the Connecticut river. This party during the night of the 15th started for Winchester.INDIANS. articles that they could not well take A revered bible is now away by hands of the Belding The family that was saved by being buried under a brass kettle. and as no military forces had been provided to garrison the forts in these towns they resolved to abandon them immediately. One can women well imagine what must have been the feelings of the men. about which they had heard their parents talk. Bacon. The children felt a when they were inspired bj' the thought that mirthfulness of degree to see their soon were grandfathers and grandmothers. made a sudden descent upon Northfield. retreated.

When he saw the party he jumped behind a tree. Major Willard. ty-six men at Ashuelots. Co. William HiU. Lieut. Capt. Josiah Willard. William Hunt. Asahel Graves. and Capt. William Grimes. Phiuehas Stevens'had a company of sixty men at Charlestown... Corp. During the winter Capt. immediately left. Active military operations closed in November and the forts in New Nov. We insert the following muster-roll of company stationed at the Ashuelots (Upper and Lower).. Capt. below. 1748. breast. house and barn at Hinsdale were burned and Jonathan Sawtle captured. John Evens. Thomas Taylor. Timothy Fletcher. . results. to Northfield. Hampshire were garrisoned by soldiers provided by Massachusetts. James Heaton. days Oct. Richardson. John Ellis. jr. Oliver Avery was wounded and John Henderson captured. 22. but without fatal The Indians succeeded in killing some cattle. 16. Samuel Hall. The party. and companies were enlisted as rangers to be employed in scouting the trails which the euemy were accustomed to take when they made their raids the upon the settlements. and after a fcAv himself and delivered went to Northfield revived. Alexander and others went from here and when passing through Winchester they met a Frenchman Coming towards them. He Indians. 10 TO Oct.'s Roll of Capt. Twelve men left the garrison at Charlestown to go to places They had gone but half a mile when they were waylaid and Nathan Gould and Thomas Goodale killed and scalped. shot and wounded him in the. Alexander. Thomas Cresson. Bridgman's fort. Capt. but they left him. presumHe was found by the ing that Indians were near. Sergt. Robert Tyler. Feb. at Ashuelots. Willard's men Thomas Cresson. In the year 1748 soldiers were early provided for the different posts. Corp. jr. William Syms. William Smead. fearing that they would be pursued. Samuel Heaton and William Heaton had been residents of Lower Ashuelot before the place was burned. Josiah Willard. jr. a prisoner to Capt. Sergt. jr. August. Josiah Willard. Benoni Wright. being foremost. which wound was sui)posed to be mortal. Clerk Jeremiah Hall. Thomas Cresson. 14.26 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Thomas Thoyets. Jos. had a company of twenOf Capt. Jeremiah Butler. Alexander. James Burt. 26. Oct. Capt.

Moses Cooper. Melviu of a hundred meu. Benj. Wells was soon the next night. John Henry. Asahel Graves. Jonas Holton. Jethro Wheeler. Many of the enlisted were New Hampshire men who had lived in some of the settlements before the war commenced. Thomas Robbins. Wm. were discovered by the enemy and commenced a retreat. Daniel How. Eliph. Stevens at Charlestown in the spring. Joshua Wells and one other man went about a mile from Fort Dummer for timber. They were Melviu eluded intercepted by the enemy which got in their front. Andrew Allard. Cooper was mortally wounded the first fire.. Barrett. James Jewell. Henry Chandler.IMDIANS. Coi'bin. and son continued to fight. Hezekiah Elmer. John Edgeliill. Robert Ewers. Thomas Crissou. Euben Walker. them and succeeded in reaching West river some thirty or forty miles northwest of Fort Dummer when he was again intercepted. Joel Johnson. but the father was killed killed. Massachusetts had offered a bounty of £5 for a year's service. Matthew Wyman. James Billing. James Eaton. BickfoTd. A disas- . Benj. jr. Mass. March 29. Nathaniel Hills. David Bacon. John llobert. Samuel Hill. Simeon Green.. Nath'l Fairbanks. Hoagg. Joseph Barron. Lieut. Aaron Ward. jr. John Pullard. Isaac Rice. Lawrence. Josiah Crosby. They were attacked by some twelve Indians. so that his command consisted He sent eighteen of his men under Capt. Benj a. Jona. David Nims. Wm. Livingston. Jona. A number of the men had been impressed. Sargent and the sou captured. John Frost. but made his escape to the fort. where he died The others fought" on a retreat. French. John Scott. Additional soldiers had been furnished by Massachusetts to Capt. Nichols. Samuel Hoflinton. Benjamin Osgood. Ebenezer Fletcher. Blanchard. These had come mostly from Middlesex county. The meu for this companj^had been procured partly by enlistments. Henry Stevens. Sargent and son. 27 Wm. Elijah Holton. After they reached this point they to scout as far as Lake Champlain. jr.

The rest suc- ceeded in reaching Fort Dummer at different times.. The prisoners at the first camping place were stripped of their arms and most of their clothing. Mass. men to scout the country between Charlestown and Fort Shirley. Dorchester. Fort Dummer. when the enemy withdrew taking willi them Hobbs had three men killed and four their dead and wounded. Sergt Taylor and six privates of Capt. son. in a southwest direction with panj^ of rangers. HISTORY OF SWA^'ZEY. The prisoners were Mark Perkins. The two leaders were well acquainted and Sackett could speak directed fire Sackett called to Hobbs to surrender. The ing. July 3. Joel Johnson. about twelve miles west of Fort Dummer. After four houi-s of fighting. Benjamin Osgood. Taylor started fort and Fort . He reached Fort Dummer in tlie afternoon of the next day with his company and wounded men. Joseph Richardthe two forts. A Fort Dummer by two rangers. ter his return from the effect of abuse. Dunstable . They reached Canada about the first of July. Woburn. viz. The Indians were led by a half-blood by the name of Sackett and he had a much larger number of men than Hobbs. fortunately Sackett was Avouuded. one of whom. Bickford. June lots for 16. Wm. seven were taken prisoners. Henry fetevens. Three were killed and scalped. Six of Mclviu's men were killed. squad of twelve of Capt. Most of them were made to run the gauntlet. Matthew Wymau. John P'rost and Jonathan French. Chelmsford . Wm. forty The second day after leaving Charlestown and while eating tlieir lunch at noon. Willard's men left the AshueAvay of Hinsdale's fort having witli them ambushed were by a large party of Indians between They liillerica . tlie sentinel in his rear discovered the enemy approachHobbs ordered his men each to take a tree for cover. Capt. The battle was fought A party of Indians killed eleven cattle at Aslmelots and carried off the meat. to wounded. Concord. was killed where Four escaped across the river to the Indians camped the first night. Humphrey Hobbs was stationed at Charlestown with a com- He started June 24. Hol^bs dared liim come and take his men. English. Willard's company at tlie Ashuelots went down to Northfield for ten recruits to take the i)lace of those lost in the encounter of June \G. from Northfield for the Ashuelots by way of Hinsdale's July 14. They One of them died soon afreturned in the fall feeble and emaciated. all of Billerica. Blanchard. one of whom was a ranger who was severely wounded in the thigh. Indians rushed forward with a shout and were received with a well and several fell.28 trous fight ensued. .

. . . was of great service in selecting the right place for an ambuscade. . . two got back to Hinsdale's fort and eleven were captured. belonged to Lower Ashuelot.. The equipment of the savages was as follows: 80 muskets. Mass. This force made directly for the Connecticut valley and took a position on the highlands to the eastward of Fort Dummer. Chelmsford John Henry. They Avere attacked in front and in their rear. Concord Ephraim Powers. The settlers were not disturbed when doiuii' their harvestino-. " to go to war upon the territories of New Enggovernor at Montreal land. . . He was almost starved. a captive. of 1748. Taylor was one of the captives. . Asahel Graves of Lower Ashuelot and Henry Chandler of Westford. After going about a mile the Indians knocked the wounded prisoners on the head with war-clubs. . . Groton Jona. The prisonei's were taken to Canada by the way of West river. . Joseph Rose of Northfleld and James Billings of Concord were severely wounded. The French officer above referred to was ordered by the French Rutland John . When within aljout a mile of Fort Dummer dians under command they were attacked by a large number of Inof a French otHcer. 8 canoes. Thomas Cressou. Cresson used to say that the flrst meal offered him after reaching an Indian settlement was broth made from an old sow that had received no other dressing than the burning off of the bristles." The Northfleld historian narrates the following: "'Sieur Raimbault. The raids of the French and Indians were so far checked by formidable military operations. was attached to this party. Littleton. that there was comparative quiet the last part — . — and as will appear. 80 breech-clouts 80 pairs of mittens 100 deer skins 8 pounds of vermilion 80 wood-cutters knives 80 pounds of poAvder 80 pounds of ball 80 pounds of lead shot 80 collars for carrying 80 awls 80 tomahawks 400 flints 80 powd'er horns 100 needles 3 pounds of thread 80 war. 8 iron cooking pots. . jr. . The prisoners w'ere sold to the French who retained tbem until September. In travelling the Indians made frequent halts and went about twenty miles a day. .. . 29 Dummer with his six soldiers tiiid ten recruits. were killed. Two escaped across the river to Fort Dummer. who had lately returned from a successful raid. LaAvrence.clubs 8 axes 4 pairs of scissors 80 pounds of tobacco. Sergt. . but he could not eat the broth. . . other captives were Daniel Farmer. .INDIANS. . with a party of twenty-six Canadians and eighty Indians. The jr. Daniel How." Mr. stripped of their clothing and arms and then scalped. Otter creek and Crown Point. . Framiugham Reuben Walker. Two of the captives. JCdghill. . and 13 days provisions.. He subsequently resided in Hinsdale. Littleton .


last of the year,

Peace was made between England and France the

but this did not wholly restrain the Indians from committing some Their appearance at Charlestown atrocities on the frontier in 1749.

and Hinsdale caused general alarm.


were immediately raised

Ten Avere sent to the Ashuelots. comto garrison different forts. six commanded of John Catlin of men, Deerfield, fifty by Capt. pany
was mustered July 13, 1749, and discharged Oct. 12. This company was stationed at Northfield half the time and at the Ashuelots the
other half.


Dark Time. These were dark days to our people on the fronThe attacks made in such rapid succession, and the signs distier. covered on all sides showed that the Indians were abroad in great The full foliage of the underbrush gave them secure cover force. and their uniform success gave them courage. And they had learned the .peculiar tactics of each of our captains and commanders of forts. They knew where to look for carelessness, and recklessness, and cowardice, and want of foresight. They knew the condition of each garset an when and rison, ambush, they knew whether a relief party they


might be expected promptly or tardily." Of all the prominent men who had been engaged in protecting the settlements in New Hampshire on the Connecticut and Ashuelot rivers during this dark period was Col. Josiah Willard, the leading man He was in command of the garriin the settlement of Winchester. son at Fort Dummer, and his son, Josiah Willard, jr., at the Ashuelots. He was commissary for his own garrison, for suppl3nng that at No. 4 and those at the Ashuelots. When the government of Massachusetts failed to provide him with funds he fell back upon his own resources. At one time he had advanced the large sum of ten thousand In writing to the governor of Massachusetts, April 5, 1748, pounds. he said "I have but six hundred pounds Province money in my hands to supply No. 4 for six months past, and to supply No. 4, the Ashuelots and Fort Dummer for the future."
It was probably for obtaining supplies at Fort Dummer that the two squads from the Ashuelot garrisons undertook to go to Fort Dummer; the lirst, June IG, 1748; the second July 14, 1748, and which was attended with such disastrous results. Fort Dummer was on the west side of Connecticut River and in what is now the southeast corner of Brattleborough. Hinsdale's fort was on the east side of the river and in Hinsdale. The writer's father was well acquainted with some of the men whose residence in Lower Ashuelot had given them a knowledge of the important events of this Indian and French war. The father obtained

the statement that two

one of the battles

men made

their escape at

and came through during the following night to the Ashuelots. They did not come together although they were much of the time in hearing of each other and each was often alarmed by the other and secreted himself, fearing that he was in danger of falling into the hands
of the


has been generally understood that after the Ashuelots were abandoned in the spring of 1747, nothing was done here to rebuild or
to occupy the land until after the close of the Old French and Indian War. This can hardly be accepted as probable from the preceding

narrative of events.

Soldiers were kept or sent here when danger was apprehended. That soldiers were stationed here makes it quite certain that some of the forts had been rebuilt. To have kept garrisons here must have been to protect the men who had returned to rebuild and prosecute their farming operations. It is not likely that




generally had their families with them. Many of the men have done the duty of soldiers and labored for themselves at the

built generally of square hewed timber and built in a square form, often nearly or quite two hundred feet on a side. This gave room for a number of houses inside.

same time. The forts were

The years of 1750-51-52 and 53 were years of peace. In 1754 England and France were again engaged in war. The first place at which the Indians commenced their work about here was at Charlestown.

Johnson and

morning August 29, 1754, they captured James Mrs. Johnson aged about fifteen and two men. The attack was made before the family had risen and they were all carried off to Canada without being opposed. A daughter was born to Mrs. Johnson the next daj'^ after she was captured, and it was named Captive. The party in charo;e of the captives stopped one day on Mrs. Johnson's account. They then carried heron a litter at first, and afterwards a horse was provided for her to ride. To provide food, the horse was killed and the child was
his wife, three children, a sister of

in the

nourished by sucking pieces of its flesh. Mrs. Johnson and two of her daughters and her sister obtained liberty to return in eighteen The eldest daughter was retained in a nunnery. It was months. three years when Mr. Johnson and a son returned.

A letter from Major Benjamin Bellows of Walpole to Colonel Blanchard written two days after the attack at Charlestown, vividly pictures the sufferings of the settlers. distress all down the River and at


says ''The people are in great

Keene and

Lt. Col. Josiah Willard, also writing at the

Swanzey." same time

to Col. B.



aud Gov. Weutwortli, implores them ''to help a poor distressed people, for almost every man is upon the move in this part of the coun1 have had no sleep these three nights." "We have persuaded try.
the Bigger part of the People to tarry a
little while and see if we can have some help." " We also this day received intelligence that two women and three children belonging to Swauzey are missing, which after diligent search made, not being found, are supposed to be taken; and by the discoveries that are made, we are afraid of being invaded

on every quarter."

does not appear that the settlements about here were disturbed

during the fall of 1754. In 1755 Bridgman's fort at Hinsdale was occupied by Caleb IIow, In the Hilkiah Grout and Benjamin Garfield with their families.

morning of June 27, the three men aud two boys of Mr. How went work in the meadow above the fort. They started to return about Mr. How was on horseback and had with him his two boys sunset. and was ahead of the other two men. They were fired upon by a concealed ambush and How brought to the ground from a wound in one of his thighs. He was immediately ^scalped by the Indians, had a hatchet struck into his head and left for dead. He was found the next morning and still alive, but soon died. The boys were captured. The other men attempted to escape by crossing the river, when GarThe Indians went to the fort field was drowned, but Grout escaped. and obtained admittance by the wives, they supposing their husbands had returned from work. The Indians had learned the proper signal

ried to

for gaining admittance to the fort by watching secretly those that The three wives and eleven children were captured and car-

Canada, The fort was burned by the Indians. June an unsuccessful attack was made upon the fort Keene. at Capt. William Syms was in command there at the time. A number of cattle were killed, several buildings burned and Benja-


last of

fort in Hinsdale, about one iumdred rods for timber, protected by a guard of four soldiers. The Indians got between the men and the fort and fired upon them. One citizen aud one soldier were killed and scalped one citizen and

min Twitchel captured. July 22, three men went from Hinsdale's

one soldier escaped to the fort. From the account of the affair it is probable the others were captured. At the same date of the last Hinsdale affair two men went a mile

and a half from the street in Walpole to cut timber. Both were shot one was scalped the other had his heart taken out and laid in pieces
; ;


his breast.



This year, 1755, Col. Bellows of Walpole had a fort, and some distance from it a mill, and employed a number of men. Aug. 17,
Col. Bellows with thirty of his men were going from the mill to dinner they encountered a^large number of Indians, but they succeeded in cutting their way through them and reaching the fort with-


out loss.
In the neighborhood of Col. B. lived John Kilburnwho had a


a son and a daughter and he had living witfh him a man by the name of Peck, who also had a son. After the Indians' encounter with Col.

Bellows they undertook to capture Kilburn and his family, but this family of six persons held the Indians at bay all the afternoon, when
they gave up the undertaking. Mr. Peck received a wound from which he died five days after. The Indians hovered about Swanzey in 1755. They rendezvoused

From this mountain they would come down as near as they dared to the fort on Meeting-house hill and execute their war and scalp dances, and exhibit themselves in the most insulting attitudes to the people in the fort.
on Mt. Ceesar.

meadow with

This year a number of armed men went to work in the Great a guard of soldiers. When they reached the meadow the soldiers were in front. A rustling in some bushes attracted their

was thought a deer might be
where the rustling



of the soldiers

fired at the spot

Avas heard

which aroused a band

of concealed Indians



upon the





laborers drove the Indians to the plain west of Swanzey factory. An express brought out fifteen men from Keene under Capt. Metcalf.

The Indians


crossed the stream and


up the south side of East Branch and then their escape over the hills east of Keene.


understood to be the last appearance of hostile Indians in
in the valley

Swanzey. But in other towns

Indian raids were kept up during

the three following years.

June 7, 1756, Josiah Fisher, wife and two children were captured in Winchester and taken to Quebec where they met Benjamin Twitchell who was captured in Keene the previous year. After months of captivity the Fisher family were released and returned to Winchester. April 19, 1757, Charlestowm was again attacked by a large party of French and Indians, and five men captured and taken to Canada of


three died there and the others returned.

In 1758, at Hinsdale, they killed Captain Moore and his son, burned his house and made the rest of his family captives. At



Cliarlestown they killed Asahel StoLbins and captured his wife, a soldier aud Isaac Parker.

In 1759


was determined

to chastise the Indians

who had com-

mitted such devastations upon the frontier settlements, and tAvo luindred men were sent by General Amherst from Crown Point, under the


Major Robert Rogers, to destroy the Indian village of After an eventful march of twenty-one days through the wilderness they reached the place and were entirely successful in
St. Francis.

At this date Quebec passed into the hands of the the undertaking. English aud a quietus was given to the frontier settlements of the
English colonies.

Swanzey was well provided with
on Meeting-house

forts for the protection of its in-

habitants and rendezvous for soldiers.

The most important one was

that supplied the fort with water now supplies the premises of George Carpenter. Most of the soldiers that garrisoned the forts in Swanzey were from Massachusetts.

The old well

must not be inferred, however, that all the soldiers employed in repelling the French and Indian invasions in the Connecticut and Ashuelot valleys were furnished by Massachusetts New Hampshire

did something Avhat she could perhaps, in defending her frontier settlements and outposts.


Note. Mncli of tlie material for this chapter has been obtained from Temple and Sheldon's History of NortlUield, Mass., Sannderson's History of Charlestown, Annals of Keene, Belknap's History of New Hampshire, aud Provincial Papers of New Hampshire by Nathaniel Bouton, D.D.



General Outline History.

Township Granted — Names of Grantees— Proprietors' Records — Land— Settlement OK Province Boundary Line — New Hampshire Charter — Land annexed from Richmond — Disannexed to other Beep Tax Vermont Controversy Towns Committee of Safety Warning out of Town Paper Money — Names of Settlers — Employment of the People — Food — Dress — Farming and Household ImDivif^ioNs OF


to 1732 the valley of the Ashuelot

had not been the

home of the white man. PREVIOUS
The nearest place to this valley which had been settled by the colwas Northfield, which at this time, included most of Hinsdale and a portion of Winchester. As Northfield was settled as early as


probable that the trappers, hunters and explorers had obsome general knowledge of the character of the valley previous to 1732. The name of the valley and the river flowing through The boundary line between the it had undoubtedly been established. and the of New Hampshire had Massachusetts of colony Bay colony not been settled, but the Massachusetts colonists assumed that it be-


it is

longed to Massachusetts. In June, 1732, Gov. Belcher, in his speech to the "Great and General Conn" of Massachusetts reconimended that "care be taken to

ungranted land." In compliance with the Governor's recommendation the House of Representatives voted "That there be seven towns opened of the contents of six miles square, one west of the Naraganset town which is near Wachusett Hill; one between the equivalent land and Rutland,
settle the

on or near the road

lately laid

from Swift

river to



and one

Poquaig (Athol) on Miller's river; one west of the town called Northtown; two on the Ashuelot river above Northfield, and the
other in the eastern county at the head of Berwick that the committee be appointed to admit settlers and lay out house lots so that the





be made

in a defensible

manner, and to direct

in the

drawing thereof, but not to lay out any further division without dithat there shall be sixty-three house lots rections from this court

laid out in

each township one for the first settled minister, one for the ministry, one for the school, and one for each of the sixty settlers


shall settle thereon, in his own person or by any of his chihh-en; the rest of the land to be allotted or divided equally into sixty-three parts that one year from the survey be allowed for the admission of

and that the committee be directed to demand and receive from each settler at his admission five pounds, part of which shall be employed for reimbursing the province, the money to be advanced for paying the committee and the charges of the surveys and the remainsettlers,

der to be employed for building a house of public worship or otherwise as the General Court shall order; that each settler actually live on his land within three years after his admission, and continue there
for the space of two years after, in person and with his family, if such he have that he do within five years from his admission build

a house on his laud of eighteen feet square and seven feet stud, at the least, and within the same time do sufficiently fence and till, or




acres of land



his right to be forfeited


and in case any settler fail of perand the committee for admitting
settler at the time of ad-

settlers are directed to take a

bond of each

mission for twenty pounds for the use and benefit of the settlers, in case he fails of performing the conditions mentioned and the settlers

in each

be obliged to build a suitable meeting house and a learned and orthodox minister in such town within five years



their admission."

the first of July, 1733, this vote was concurred in by the council and ''consented to" by the Governor, but the committee appointed to



the survey not attending to their duty it was, Oct. 19, 1733, voted that another committee consisting of Josepli Kellogg, Timothy Dwight and William Chandler be appointed with directions forthAvith

to lay out the townships at Poquaig and on the Ashuelot river "unless they find that by reason of laying out the township Winchester,

granted to Col. Willard and others, the land remaining at Ashuelot river will not serve for two townships, in which case tliey are directed

out oulj^ one on that river.

1 734, the committee made a return to the Genei'al Court of a "plat of two townships, each of the contents of six miles square situated on each side of Ashuelot river above the tract of land lately

In February,

grauted to Josiah Willard and others, beginning at a Spruce or White



pine tree standing about midway between the south and east branches of said river about five perch east of the bank of the main river, and

thence running each way as described on the plat." The plat was accepted and the lands contained in said townships were declared to

and constitute a part of the county of Hampshire. was soon found that the plan included land in the southwest corner of the township, which had been granted to Josiah Willard and As the grant to Mr. Willard and his associates was made others. land was conprior to the grant to Lower Ashuelot proprietors, the ceded to belong rightfully to Mr. Willard and his associates. in May, 1734, Sixty-three houselots were laid out in Lower Ashuelot Each Massachusetts. of by a committee acting under the authority numhis for lots drew and each of the lots was numbered, proprietor
lie in




owners of sixty of these houselots

following are the names of the persons who were the first the other three being drawn, one
; :

each for the minister, the ministry and the school Lot No. 1, Josiah Divol 2, Thomas Hapgood 3, Thomas Kendall 7, William 6, John Holden 4, Samuel Bason; 5, James Heaton
; ; ;

10, Daniel Brown; 11, Jo8, John Mead; 9, Joseph Lee seph Hill; 12, James Wallis 13, John Flint for his son Ephraim 17, 16, School lot 15, Benjamin Reed Flint; 14, Elnathan Jones







Benjamin Whitney 18, Nathaniel Hammond for his son-in-law Chamberlain 19, James Houghton, jr. 20, John White 21, John Muzzey 22, Jonathan Prescott; 23, David Cutler; 24, John King; 25, Joseph Hill, jr. 26, Robert Cummings 27, Nathaniel Hammond 28, James
; ; ;





31, Benjamin Cutler; 30, Hezelviah Sprague Henry; 29, his father Hammond Jonathan 33, Joseph Hasby Haywood; 32, kell, 34, Eleazer Robbins 35, William Whitaker; 36, Samuel Doug;




37, Aaron Lyon; 38, Benjamin Thompson; 39, Nathaniel Whitemore 40, Thomas Kendall ;41 ,^Timothy Stearns 42, John King 43, John Sampson; 44, John Starr; 45, John King for his son; 46, John Mewharter 47, Ministry lot 48, Minister's lot; 49, Nathanlass;





Mattoon; 50, Ephraim Jones; 51, William Lyon; 52, Benjamin Farusworth 53, Oliver Wallis 54, William Arms 55, Charles Prescott 57, John Tyler 58, Ebenezer Conant 59, 56, Enos Goodale William Carr 60, Thomas Heaton; 61, Thomas Kendall; 62, Samuel Doolittle; 63, Gardner Wilder.








It will

be apparent to one


shall read the


histor}^ of

the township that the grantees generally did not act in accordance with the terms of the grant, by becoming residents themselves, or by



their children settling in the township. Among the names of these grantees who were residents of the township previous to 1747 we find

Hammond, Heaton, Brown, Jones, Chamberlain, King and Carr and then we find the names of Belding, Grimes, Guun, Cresson, Hills, Graves, Evans and Loomis. The inference is that the motive which prompted many of the grantand that some of ees to take rights in the township was speculation them very soon disposed of their interests therein. The committee appointed by Massachusetts to lay out the sixty-three houselots, laid a road four rods wide from the south side of the south branch, north of the spot where No. 5 sehoolhouse now stands, in a straight line on to the hill west of the George Carpenter residence, thence making an angle and bearing to the east to a point a little
; ;


southeast of the residence of Sylvander Stone. Thirty-two house were laid on the west side of this road, and thirty-one on the east




at the

west side of the South end

west side of the North end and No. 32 on the No. 33 on the east side of the South end,

and 63 on the east side at the North end. Some alteration of this plan was made soon after by the settlers. Nos. 33 and 34 were taken from the east side and laid out south of No. 32 on the west side. The Nos. 33 and 34 lots between Nos. 42 and 53 were moved to the east. were moved presumably because they included the moat. The others were moved so as to obtain a larger tract of common land upon what was called "Meeting House hill."

The proprietors' records commence as follows "Concord June 27, 1734. At a meeting of the proprietors of the Lower Township on the Ashuelot river, Mr. Nathaniel Hammond of Littleton was chosen moderator Ephraim Jones of Concord chosen
: ;

and swoi'u. Voted that John Flint Esq. of Concord, Mr. Joseph Hill of Billerica, Mr. Thomas Cutler of Lexington, Mr. Eleazer Kobbins of Harvard and Mr. Nathaniel Hammond of Littleton, be a committee to manage the prudential affairs of the said township. Voted that the

meeting be adjourned to Wednesday the 18th day of September next, and then to meet at the said township of Lower Ashuelot at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.

Meeting of the Propinetors of the Lower Ashawelock TownMeet on the said Township on the Eighteenth Day of Being ship, SL'ptember, 1734. Voted that the Meeting be adjourned to To-morrow



morning at Eight of the Clock being the Nineteenth Day of September Currant then to Meet on the Lot No. 1 in the said Township.



At a meeting of the Proprietors of the Lower Township on Ashawelock River being meet on the Lot No. 1 in the said Township the Nineteenth Day of September Anno Dom. 1734. The question being Put whether the Proprietors will Lay out any of the Common Land Passed in the Negative and then the in said Township at Present, to the Second meeting adjourned Wednesday in October Next, and then to meet at the House of Ephraim Jones, Innholder at Concord


Twelve of the Clock at Noon."


Probably these proprietors of the two townships. Upper and Lower who held the first meetings in the townships were all unacquainted with the location of them, and that they arrived in the eve-

"None of historian says they were accompanied by Deacon Alexander of Northfield as a pilot. They did not arrive at the line
ning of September 18, 1734.

The Keene


them having previously


of the township until late in the evening of the 18th, the day to which and as soon as the pilot informed them the meeting was adjourned that they had passed the line they opened the meeting and adjourned

at this meeting.

any business of importance was transacted The principal object of holding it in the township was doubtless to make such observations as would enable them to make

to the next day." It does not appear that

arrangements for


a meeting of the proprietors of the Lower Township of Ashawelock River being continued by several adjournments being meet at the House of Ephraim Jones of Concord the Nineteenth Day of


October Anno Dom. 1734. Voted that a Division of Interval be laid Voted that the Interval between the Great River and the South out. Branch, and all the Interval upon the South Branch be laid out, and
also so

much on the South side of the Great River, Below the South Branch as the Committee which shall be Chosen to Lay out shall think Most Convenient. Voted that Mr." Eleazer Robbins of Harvard, Mr. Nathaniel Hammond of Littleton, Ephraim Jones of Concord, Mr. Benjamin Reed of Lexington and Mr. Nathaniel Mattoon of Northor any three of them, be a committee to lay out the Interval before mentioned into Sixty Three Lots as equal as may be in Quantity and Quality. Voted that the Committee Before mentioned be Impowfield,

ered to Imploy a Surveyor to Lay out the Land before mentioned. Voted that the Committee before mentioned, forthwith or as soon as

Conveniently may be, Lay out the Land before mentioned and Make a Return of their Doings to the Proprietors in order to have them Draw Voted that the sum of their Lots the 2'^ Wednesday of June next.
Sixty Pounds be Paid by the Proprietors to Defray the Necessary



Voted that Mr. John Mnzzey of Lexington and INIr. Benjamin Heywood of Worcester be Collectors to Collect the said sum of Sixty Pounds of the Proprietors and Pay it into the Treasury on or before the 2nd Tuesday in April next. Voted that John Flint Esq. be Treasurer and Receiver to Receive the said Sum of Sixty Pounds
of the Collector for the use of the Propriety. Voted that the Meetto be the of second next then to Meet June adjourned ing Wednesday
at the




their Lotts

Ephraim Jones Inuholder at Concord in order to and to Treat of any other affairs which May then be

thought Proper."

At this adjourned meeting held at Concord, June 11, 1735, it was voted that the report of the committee to lay out the second division
be accepted

their services,

that said committee be allowed ten shillings a da}' for and "that the Surveyors Bills Being fifteen I'onnds

Seven Shillings be allowed."


It was also "voted that each PropriePay Twenty Shillings before he shall Draw his Lott." The names those who drew this second division are the same as tliose who drew

on the east side of the Ashand the South Branch, and the intervale on each side of the latter stream between the iron bridge and the Ashuelot river. There was a small tract of intervale l^'ing on the south side of the South Branch and the east side of the Ashuelot river that
It includes the intervale lying

uelot river between



was not included in this division. The boundaries of a few of these lots will be sufficient to give an idea how they were laid out and the amount of land which each lot

"No. 1 Bounds Northerly 125 rods on the upper Township, Northwesterly 171 Rods on AshaAvelock River, South 135 on No. 2, EastSaid No. 1 contains erly 15 rods on undivided Land being upland Eleven acres, having 36 Rods Allowed for a Way besides."

16 Bounds Northerly 174 Rods with No. 15, Westerly 7i Rods half afoot with the river. Southerly 173^ Rods with No. 17, Easterly 7^ Rods and half a foot with undivided upland: Said No. 16



Contains Eight acres besides 20 Rods for a way," "No. 48 is Invironed on all sides with water: Bounds North east 34 Rods on the Great River, Northerly 7 Rods on the River North:

westerly 3 Rods on said River westerly 26 Rods on said River Northwesterly 14 Rods on said River westerly 12 Rods on the South Branch. Southwesterly 6 Rods on said South Branch. Said No. 48 Contains



Four Acres and one hundred Rods, being without any incumbrances of way." "No. 53 Bounds Northwesterly 122 Rods on No. 52: Northeast-



Jerly 9 Rods ou uudividecl land Southeast 6 Rods on undivided Land Northeast 13 Rods on undivided Lands: Southeasterly 126 rods on

No. 54: Northwesterly 13 Rods on the House Lotts Said No. 53 Contains Eight acres besides 50 Rods for what the River takes out of the Same and Twenty Rods for a way." "No. 63 Bounds North on No. 62 18 Rods North Easterly 8 Rods on the River North westerly 17 Rods on the River Easterly 63 Rods on the River, Southwesterly 64 Rods on Common Land Northwesterly 24 Rods on Common Land, Westerly 20 Rods on Common Land. Said No. 63 Contains Thirteen acres and one hundred and Four Rods
; : : : ;

without any Incumbrances of ways." The committee who made this division consisted of Eleazer Robbins,

Hammond and Benjamin Reed surveyor, Stephen Hosmer, jr. Doubtless soon after, this work was began in the township, by a party of men coming by the way of Northfield, through the then almost untrodden wilderness, bringing their tools and provisions with them.


Then commenced

to build cabins of logs and boughs. the clearing of the land, and the woodman's axe began to resound through the deep, dark pine forest. During many a night as these laborers lay in their cabins after their hard day's

work must have been

work was done,

there came to their ears the hooting of the owl, the bowling of the wolf and the roar of the distant waterfall. Before the snows of winter these laborers returned to their Massachusetts homes.

The proprietors held a meeting at Concord, March 31, 1736. subjects taken into consideration were the enclosing of the meadow lots by a fence the building of a saw-mill, and the laying out and a road to Arlington (Winchester). At a meeting in the constructing



township September 8, a committee was chosen to see that the meadow were fenced before the first of December, and a committee was

chosen to make a third division of land of about twenty acres to each house lot. At an adjourned meeting October 27, this committee made its report, which was accepted and the lots drawn.

The twenty acre which took nearly



laid out

ou the intervale and meadows,

that remained in the township after the first division of intervale had been made. It does not appear that any of

the lots were laid out in what



"Mark Meadow."

The com-


the Iron Bridge now stands over the South Branch and easterly of the town house, and laid lots in intervale land until they reached what was then the east line of the town.

commenced near where



ran between the farms of Josiah Parsons and George


Stanley, and further between the farms which were

owned by the


Aldrich and Carlton Parker.


Several lots were laid out ou the

Pond Brook meadow and
laid out

on the

Richmond Branch meadow. Several Great River above West Swanzey, which were

called the "Mill

Meadow lots." Others were laid on the Great River between West Swauzey and Westport, which were called the "H3'pone00 Meadows." Two lots were laid on the west side of the 'Great River" near Keene line. The first proprietors' meeting in 1737 was held at Concord, February 9. This was adjourned to March 16, when it was voted to give Ephrahn Jones 200 acres of land at the "Great Falls" if he would build at that place a saw-mill. It was voted also to make another, a fourth division of laud, of about eighty acres to each owner of a house


The proprietors came this year with their families, with the intention of remaining during the winter and making it their permanent home. Their meetings from this time were held in the township.
June 22, a meeting was
called to

beholden September

7 at the


of Capt. Nathaniel Hammond. This was the first house named in the records and stood where Mrs. Virgil Woodcock now resides. At this

meeting and at adjournments of the same during the autumn, the folVoted to confirm to Ephraim Jones lowing business was transacted and his heirs the 200 acres of land that had been laid out at the

"Great Falls" when he should have
build a meeting house

built the saw-mill.

Voted to

pay for preaching to fine any person who should fall trees into the "South Branch" or into the "Great River," unless he removed them to look out a road to where that the eightythe saw-mill was to be built, and also to the intervale acre lots which had been surveyed should be divided by lot, and that
to raise





another, a fifth division of 100 acres in the undivided land be to the owner of each house lot.



the close of the year 1737 a right in the township consisted of a lot, an eight-acre meadow lot, a twenty-acre meadow lot, an

eighty- acre lot of upland

and a one hundred-acre


which had been

or could be pitched. The fourth division lots were laid out under the direction of a com-

mittee consisting of Nathaniel

Hammond, Benjamin Reed, Samuel Chamberlain, Ephraim Jones and Nathaniel Matloon. Allhongh the proi)rietors voted tliat they should contain eight}' acres each, many of
fell very much short of that amount. Tliey consisted of upland, as the intervale and meadow lands had already been disposed of. They

laid out with a

good degree of regularity (as were also the three



former divisions) in ranges in various parts of the township. The lots were about 170 rods in lengtli and 60 in widtli. Lot number 1 was laid west of the house lots and south of the Ashuelot river, near the sand



from north to south.

the northwest corner being near the river bank, its length being Numbers 2 and 3 were laid west of number 1,

A range of the lots was laid on to west. between Swanzey Centre and West Swanzey the most northerly lot was number 4 which was located not far south of the most souththe road leading from the Centre to ^Yest Swanzey
numbered from east
; ;

erly was number 18, and at present is part of the farm of Sylvander Numbers 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 were on the L. Whitcomb. hill southeast of West Swanzey extending to the north end of Swanzey Pond. Numbers 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 aud 42 were laid on the east of the South Branch and on the present road which runs from the Iron Bridge, near the town house, to Keene, and passes through these lots. E)ast of, and adjoining these lots was another range numbered 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41 and 43. Number 44 was northeast of said Iron Bridge. Numbers 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50 were between West Swanzey and Westport on the east side of

Ashuelot river. Numbers 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63 were on the west side of the road leading through the cenThe southeast corner of lot number 51 was near tre of the town.

Pond Brook Bridge. Number 63 was the minister lot, and the most northerly one in the range. The east line of these lots, south of the house lots, was where the road now runs and the east line of those

west of the house


was on the west

line of the



The names of a few of the present owners of these lots are here number 26, Charles H. Rockwood 28, Phineas Gay 30, A. given



Leander Page 42, G. W. Eastman 53, W. C. BeldR. Hovey 55, A. B. Cook; 59, M. C. Stone; 62, George ing; 54,
S. Blake





Carpenter. At a proprietors' meeting held at the house of Capt. Nathaniel Hammond, October 26, 1737, "Voted that Capt. Nathaniel Hammond,

Benjamin Heywood, Charles Lumis, Samuel


and Thomas Cres-

sou be a committee to lay out the fifth division and qualify the lots. Voted that the committee shall pitch and lay out the lots for the min-

and ministry. Voted that each of the proprietors shall pitch his lot and shall draw and he who draws No. 1 is to make his pitch on lots for his pitch the sixth day of March next, and he who draws No. 2 shall pitch on seventh day of March and so on till they are all pitched." The underister



standing of the proprietors in voting to have the committee "h\y out the lots and qualify them" Avas to add land to those lots of inferior Each proprietor in turn had quality to make the lots of equal value. the privilege of going anywhere into the undivided land, make his selection,

and lay it out in just such shape as he chose. As may be supposed these lots were laid out in every conceivable shape, as the description and plans in the proprietors' records plainly show. The description of a few of these lots may serve as specimens.
"This plan describes a 5th division
lot lying in

according to a vote of the proprietors

Swanzey, pitched David Belding and to house lot No. 44, containing by estimation one hundred acres, and bounded as follows Beginning at a Basswood tree on the brink of the river in line of the Old Mill Farm, then running easterly with then southsaid Mill Farm till it comes to a 4tli division lot No. 24 on 4th division lot till it comes to lot No. 45 in the bounding wardly 4th division then westwardly bounding on No. 45 till it comes to


laid out to



Hyponeco meadow,
till it



thence northwardly with said


comes to the river then northwardly by said river till to the bound first mentioued. Laid out October 21, 1758.


David Belding, Surveyor. Jonathan Hammond, \ > Committee." Thomas Cresson, j David Belding,
"This Plan Describeth a Fifth Division Lot Lying

Swanzey Con-

taining 120 acres pitched agreeable to a vote of the Proprietors and Laid out by Thomas Cresson to the House Lott No. 46 Bounded as First Beginning at a Hemlock Stump on the west side of the follows

River y° Running Down the River bounding on said River 25G Rods to a Pitch pine Tree standing near the Bank of the River as may appear by the Plan y" turns N. 29° E. 112 Rods to a white Pine; y"

East 52 Rods

y" E. 70° S. 38 Rods to a Stake y" E. 38° S. to the Stump first mentioned y" running over the River and turning up the River until it comes to the
to a
; ;

White Oak Stump

S. 18°


52 Rods


of the Branch to the Corner of the House Lot No. 1 y" turnas on said to Doth House Lot the River west appear by bounding ing Laid out April the 1, 1775. this Plan.



David Belding, Surveyor. \ David Belding, > Committee." Thomas Ckesson, Jonathan Hammond,

"This plau describes one division
lot lying in

Swanzey pitched

agreeable to a vote of the proprietors to the Rev. Samuel Hopkins, June 5, 1759, and to house lot No. 55; said lot originally belonged to Charles Frescott, containing 100 acres and one rod in forty for


of chain


and bounded as follows


Beginning at the N. E. cor;

then runs ner at a hemlock tree in the town line marked (S. H.) west and south with the third division of interval land 260 rods to a
white pine which was the corner of a third division lot then runs south 59° east 140 rods to a red oak tree marked S. H. in Richmond



then runs N. 39° E. to the


mentioned bound.

David Belding, Surveyor. David Belding, Jonathan Hammond, ) Committee. Thomas Cresson, •I

having spent their


to have been

in a healthy condition in the

winter in the township, appear spring of 1738, and took

hold of the work of a public nature that lay before them, with vigor. At a proprietors' meeting March 15, Nathaniel Hammond was

chosen moderator, Jonathan Hammond and Thomas Cresson surveyors of highways Nathaniel Hammond, Thomas Cresson and Samuel

Hills, assessors


N. Hammond


and John Evens treasurer for on each
right to fence the

the year ensuing.


to raise

two pounds ten


each proprietor does not do his part of said fence. Voted that Benjamin Brown, Jonathan Hammond and William Carr

be a committee to run the lines between the second division lots. A meeting was duly called to meet at the house of Capt. Nathaniel

Hammond, November 6. After Capt. Hammond was chosen moderator the meeting adjourned for a quarter of an hour to meet at the house of Jethro Eames.
Chose Benjamin Brown of Concord proprietors' clerk and voted that the proprietors' book be kept in the town for the future. "Voted to raise the sum of 40 shillings on each right, or the sum

of 120 pounds for encouragement towards building. a grist mill upon the 'Great River' near to where the saw mill now stands in said township, to

him or them that shall appear to enter into bonds to build the same on or before the first day of September next ensuing." At a meeting held Dec. 28 it was voted, "That the piece of land be laid common for the use of the town forever that lies between the

tier of


house lots for a burying place and training field, and for use the town shall think proper." other any "That the committee that was chosen to see to the building Voted,
of the meeting house be a committee likewise to see to the cutting down of the trees and clear a place to set the Meeting House on, and
for a burying place."

Voted, "That each of the proprietors shall have liberty to Avork out his equal part in falling the trees and clearing the above-mentioned road and common land where the meeting house is to stand &c., between the first day of February next ensuing and the last day of February following." Voted, "That the Proprietors will buy 18 lbs. of Powder & 36 lbs. of Lead for a proprietors' stock, and shall l)e left in the hands of Capt.



for the use of said Propriety."

Voted, "That Nathaniel Gunn, Jonathan Hammond and Benjamin

Brown be

in their

a committee to agree with all those men that have any land second or third division Lots, and lay out to them an

equivalent for the same in some of the undivided land in said Township, or in the equivalent land that is granted and is to be laid out for


this Township interfered upon Arlington." Voted, "That the Proprietors will pay for building a windlass to draw logs out of the saw-mill pond on to the mill, and sh:dl be kept

for the use of the propriety."

Voted, "That Capt. Nathaniel Hammond, Messrs. Jethro Ames, William Carr, Ephraim Jones and Nathaniel Gunn be a committee to
look out a convenient place to lay out the equivalent land that is granted by the Great and General Court for the land that was taken
interfering upon Arlington." appears that the piece of land appropriated at this meeting for for the designed purpose and subpublic uses was not large enough

away by

sequent changes were made as


shown by


accompanying diagram

and report.
the Hous Lotts in y® Lower Ashuelot townin part By JNIr. Nathaniel Dwight in May 1 734 out Laid called so ship and since thien agreeable to a vote of sd. propriaotors theares Been

" This Plan Describeth

Considerable alteration made in thiem from y*^ waiey they ware first for that end (as approposed to be laid out by a Committee chosen
a peace of Land common for setting up pears by this plan) by Laying an house for publick worship, «&;c. and bounding the eastwardly P^nd of y^ Lotts on the Eastward side of the Road on y^ second and third

Thomas Gvasson



WUUam. Care CharUs Lumis

No. 58 / Samuel Belding No. 57

56 /

Sat77ua.l CKambcflaia

TTniothy Bvowrt




Samuel Famswoj-th


^9\ Abraham Gyai/cs
46 /•'oriathan


Marf ingtoti'




4-5/ Ekakim Kiag Dauid Beldiixg
Sarnual MltcKeLl






Thomas Hammond


SamuftL Hills

Joseph Hammoiad

Jonathan Hammond



?faD o[ eFoujaSh ujitb seitlers ooiwes so far os ki>owo,ii-)
vj^beo tbe Toujo ujos abaT)cfonecl.




Division Lotts and on y^ westwardly side of y*' Road thears sum variation made in y® Roads between y^ Lotts viz. the Road of four Rods

wide on
tion for


south side of




added to


Lott in

full satisfacy*^



of four rods wide taken out of the north side of

Lott No. 25 which was don by agreement of y*^ committee and y*^ person who is y^ present propriator (or owner) of said No. 21 & 25 and


owner of y*^ Lott No. 3 1 y^ y** present north Eastwardly corner of it and Runs somey*^ Cross sd Lott thing angling Leaving part of it on y*^ South and South

by a

free consent of


turned in at

Eastwardly side of y^ Road as appears by this plan. Laid out in December 1739

By Ben J A Brown Surveyor Thomas Crksson, \ > Committee." Sam^ Gunn, ^ Bknja Brown,

A number of proprietors' meetings were held during the year 1739. The most important objects considered were to provide preaching, to settle a minister, to clear off the trees upon Meeting House Hill Common, to lay out and build a road from the saw mill to Arlington, to
build a bridge over the South Branch and a road to Upper Ashuelot. The bridge over the Branch was necessary for going to Upper Ashuelot

and to their meadow lots. Its location was nearly opposite the William Carr place. Oct. 19 it was " Voted to build a pound 35 feet square and 7 feet

Mr. high, to be set on the easterly side of Meeting House hill." Ephraim Jones was chosen "to go to the General Court to get confirmed
a plan of the equivalent land laid out to said proprietors by order of a committee from the General Court on the easterly side of said Town-

The " equivalent land" spoken of was ungranted land taken ship." from outside the township to make up to the proprietors what they

longing to Arlington.

southwest part of the original township beIn 1740 the proprietors were greatly disturbed when they ascertained that they were not inhabitants of Massachusetts. After a long contest the boundary line between the two prov-

by the corner

in the


was now established, and found to be some six miles south of the southern line of the township. They had anticipated no such decision as this. They were all from Massachusetts and supposed they were building in a Massachusetts town. They knew Massachusetis, and felt that she would render them any assistance that might be needed for the protection of frontier towns. They knew but little



about New Hampshire. They were strangers to her people and knew not what treatment they might receive from her government. The nearest towns that had been settled under the auspices of New Hampshire


in the



Though disappointed

selves located in

New Hampshire

in finding theminstead of Massachusetts they were

not discouraged.

They changed somewhat

contemplated plans,

and gave

their attention to building a schoolhouse instead of a meet-

ing house as had been proposed.

The Congregational Church was

formed Nov.


1741, and Rev. Timothy Harrington was settled as

In those towns in the Connecticut and Ashuelot valleys which had been settled under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts no particular change took place in their affairs for some years after the establish-

ment of the boundary line in consequence of the change then made. Massachusetis continued to furnish soldiers for garrison duty in the forts \^ hich it had built, and New Hampshire gave no indication of her
Massawillingness to accept them and provide for their maintenance. chusetts at last became dissatisfied with the state of affairs and the

became alarmed


view of their situation and exposure

to Indian raids.


Dummer was


five miles

north of Massachusetts

situated on the west side of Connecticut river, line, and at this time witliin

the bounds of

New Hampshire.



by Massachusetts about

1724, for the protection of her frontier settlements, had been garrisoned and supported by her till 1744, when, finding it without her jurisdiction and within that of New Hampshire, she naturally thought

An exthe latter province should be at the expense of its support. tended correspondence was entered into by Governors Sliirley of Massachusetts and Wentworth of New Hampshire action was taken by the legislative bodies of the two provinces and by the King's Coun;

New Hampshire that had been petitioned to solve the ditiiculty. a her that the fort would serve as protection to only poverty pleaded one or two of her towns, and those granted b}' Massachusetts that
; ;

Massachusetts was rich and able to support were largely in her favor.


and that



May 3,
fused to


745, the

New Hampshire Assembly by
for the support

a large majority refort.

make any grant

and maintenance of the

Assembly was dissolved b}' the Governor, a new one chosen and qualified, and, June 5, reversed the action of the previous Assembly, and voted to receive and garrison the fort. During the controversy delegates were chosen from Winchester, Upper and Lower


after this


o o


and Evans' was doubtless upon one of the most northerly house lots.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. December 22. It was also unanimously voted that Thomas Hutchinson. 1741." Jonathan Hammond and David Belding field drivers andSamuelHills and Charles Lumies "hog reaves. to finish the fort which had been begun around Capt. and the third one upon Meeting House hill. it was unanimously voted to petition the " Kings Most Excellent Majesty" setting forth their disturbed condition and asking to be annexed to the province of Massa" chusetts Bay. be impowered to present the petition to His Majesty and to appear in behalf of the petitioners and act according to his best ' judgment. The province was not and it the responsibility of protecting the few settlements that had been in the Connecticut and Ashuelot made strong frontier to defend against the French and Indians." The second fort was to be built around John Evans' house." Capt. Nathaniel Hammond." Hammond and Thomas Cresson were the delegates from This controversy about the fort should be regarded as having been a test question whether New Hampshire would or would not assume valleys. 1740. It should be said in justice to New Hampshire for its reluctance that it was assuming a great responsibility to undertake their protection. for " help this Two (WestmorelaDtl) to meet at Fort Dummer. Abraham Graves and John Evans were chosen a committee. 1744. Esq. Hammond's house was upon house lot No. 1740. proprietors' meeting March 16." Thomas Crison and William Carr " fence vewers . Nathaniel Hammond's house. The committee for building the forts were authorized to pay eight a for shillings day the labor performed upon them. and protection in this time of danger. Abraham Graves and " Samuel Hills were chosen surveyors of hey waies . At a 4 . gave her a very extended At a legal meeting held October 3. and see what might be done by petition or otherwise Nathaniel town. as soon as the season Avould allow. and it was relieving Massachusetts of a responsibility that really belonged to her as much as it did to New Hampshire. 49 March 20.. 27. and to build two more forts when there should be occasion for them. Ephraim Jones of Concord and Timothy Brown were chosen a couunittee to sell the equivalent land John Chamberlain was allowed damages by reason of the "hey waiey " crossing his "meadow lott where the bridge now stands on the South Branch." ." "Nathaniel Hammond. Ashuelot and No.

Samuel Mitchel. Littleton. 1737. Nov. 1738.) party of Indians that had been committing depredations in Northfield. 1737. Sept. 1738. Jonathan Hammond. Samuel Farnsworth. Dec. The following may be considered a nearly correct list of the names of the men who had a permanent residence in the town previous to its abandonment. Nathaniel Gunn. Tlie French authorities in Canada incited the Canadian Indians to commit barbarous hostilities upon the English frontier settlements. 1747. John Evens. 1738. 10. Sept. A Immediately preceding this date the township had been abandoned. 17. Oct. . 1737. 1737. that the fence "Voted shall Round the Enterveal in the Great Meadow be done up aceordhig to Law by the fiveteeuth day of April next and that the meadow be clear of Cattle by the first of May next." War was commenced between Great Britain and France in 1744. together with the place from which each came and the time when the names first appear on the records : Capt.50 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Oct. 1737. John Chamberlain. Lancaster. William Carr. Thomas Cresson. 1737. Oct. 10. 10. 1737. Charles Lumis. Concord. AVilliam Grimes. Nov. 28. Oct. Nathaniel Hammond. 1738. every building but one being destroyed. 17. 26. 17. Jethro Fames. 10. left there the following night and came to Lower Ashuelot and burned the town. 17. It appears that on account of the Indian war very few accessions were made to the settlement during the time that intervened between the establishment of the boundary line on the south of the province and the time when the township was abandoned. 6. April 15. Oct. Dec. Samuel Gunn. 1737. Sept. Sept. and the English and French colonies became involved in it. 17. (See Chapter II. Bolton. Sept. Sunderland. 17. Sunderland. Benjamin Brown. 1737. It does not appear that any depredations were made in this vicinity in 1 744. 1737. 6. Samuel Hills. Those who had made a settlement remained and made the best they could of the situation while those who contemplated coming deferred it until more prosperous times. but in each of the four following years the inhabitants suffered greatly. Littleton. Deerfield. Sept. Sunderland. 1737. 28. Bolton.

Sept. Timothy Hammond. Capt. 4. 28. Samuel Gunn died Nov. Charles Eames. Conn. 1743. Sept. William Carr buried five Jonathan Hammond buried three and a number of others buried one child each. Dec. 1743. 28.. Abraham Graves. 28. 1739. 4. burying ground and places where the struction location is settlers by had located previous to its abandonment and dehands of the Indians. William Seott. Timothy Hammond. Samuel Hills. Littleton. 1746. Dec. Rev. Littleton. 1741. house The main road as first laid out as represented on the plan of the lots was where the road now is at the north and south ends. James Ileaton. 18 was near the great tery. Nov. Nathaniel Hammond. Hatfield. 28. Wrentham. Sept. Weathersfiekl. 51 David Bekling. forts. Timothy Brown. jr. Eliakim King. 9. Cambridge. Andrew Gardner.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. 9. Nov. 1738. Conn. Nov. Thomas Hammond. Timothy Harrington.. Samuel Bekling. were young men without families and we have given them no location presuming they had none separate from that of their fathers.. jr.. Samuel Chamberlain and Samuel Hills. Littleton. Weathersfiekl. passed through what is now the southeast corner . Nov. 1741. Oct. surface rock on the Ezra Carpenter place. 1743. roads. 7. We infer that Joseph Hammond. Joseph Hammond. 1741. Samuel Chamberlain. 27. Dec.. Littleton. Nathaniel Hammond. 1744. and The road ran just west of the old cemethe angle was on the hill. 9. 1739. buried his wife . 6. jr. Jonathan Frary. 1746. 1740. and Timothy Hammond died Sept. 27. John Evens removed about 1743 to jr.. Deacon Timothy Brown buried two wives. Charles Eames. The road that was subsequently laid out on the east side of Meeting House hill as it diverged from the main road. previous to 1747. 174G. died Oct. 12. Andrew Gardner and Samuel fire at the Mitchel. 1739. Apr. 1746. 4. 1746. Nathaniel Hammond. 1743. The northeast corner of house lot No. 4. Oct. Brookfield. Sept. Among those whose doubtful are Jethro Eames. Nathaniel Hammond and these thirty-three persons Of Hinsdale. Thomas Hammond each children . 1743. William Arms. The plan facing page 46 may be regarded as a nearly correct representation of the house lots..

but probcame before 1752. at the time the town Avas abandoned. hill of the cemetery and near the hearse house leaving the small the east side of the road. was about twelve years from the time that work was commenced in the township to the time it was abandoned. so far as is known. Nathaniel Hammond's house lot was No. 24. many houses had been built. a chnrch organized and a minister settled. the desolations of their former homes. The names of the owners and occupants of the several house lots. are given on the plan. The township was chartered by New Hampshire. and took the name of Swanzey. Of this part}' were Thomas Cresson who was captured Asahel Graves who was killed.52 » HISTORY OF SWANZEY. At present it is the Virgil Woodcock place. a schoolhouse erected. During this time much land had been brought under cultivation. It is not known by whose influence the town took this name. and that that supposition suggested the name. Massachusetts. were killed at Upper Ashuelot in 748. on The brick church stands on house lot No. which with this exception is a fac- from the proprietors' records. . and it was same year that Taylor's party were ambushed while on their way from Northfield to the places of the Ashuelot settlements. The settlers scattered among their friends in Massachusetts. Some fami- Lower Ashuelot as early as 1751. but sorrowful to leave their newly found homes and so much of the little property they possessed to be simile It destroyed by the Indians. Julj' 2. By a title the New Hampshire charter individuals had confirmed to them for was granted by Massachusetts. Capt. but the Indians contintheir raids upon the frontier settlements till 1749. That it was the result of some connection that some of the early settlers had with Swansea in Wales is prol)able. 27 on which was erected the first house and around which was built the first fort. But there is no recorded evidence that any of them came from that may have returned to ably only a few town. masts and some of the undivided land was reserved to the land which Pine trees for special uses as will be seen by the following Charter. and perhaps others of the settlers who were anxious to view It is said that cattle this 1 . It has been conjectured that some of the first settlers were from Swansea. a saw and grist mill constructed. thankful that they had escaped captivity. During the years that intervened before their return some attempts were made to realize a little income from their lauds they had left. ued lies In 1748 England and France made peace. 1753.

GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. King Defender of the Faith &c. Butted & Bounded as follows (Viz) Beginning At the North East corner of Wichester. by Rocks. whose Names are Entered on this Grant. Greeting.. All that Tract or Parcel of Land. By and with the Advice of our Trusty and well Beloved Benniug Wentworth Esq. Mountains.. our Governour & Commander in Chief in and over our s^' Province of New Hampshire in America and of our Council of our s'^ Province said : : NOW KNOW Have upon Reservations herein after made. begun a Settlement of A Tract of Land on Ashuelott River. and our other Governments in New England. out of which An Allowance is to be made for Highways and unimprovable Land. so called. Whereas sundry of our loveing Subjects before the Settlement of the Dividing Line of our Province of New Hampshire afore-*^ and our other Government of tlie Massachusetts Bay had by Permission of our said Government of the Massachusetts Bay. and Knowledge for the due Encouragement of Settling the s'' Plantation. 53 PROVINCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. one thousand and forty Acres. Given and Granted. of our Especial Grace Certain and mere Motion for the answering the End aboves*^. Vote or Agreement made amongst themselves. Contract. into So many and such Shares and Proportions a^s they now hold or Claim the same by Purchase. and to their Heirs and Assigns for Ever. George the second by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France & To all 'persons to lohom Ireland. Lying and being within our s*^ Province of New Hampshire containing by Admeasurement Twenty-three thousand and forty Acres which Tract is to Contain Six Miles Square and no more. so called. and made Sundry Divisions of. Ponds and Rivers. these presents shall Come. and there remained till the Indian Warr forced them off. free according to a Plan thereof made and Presented by our s*^ Governour's orders & hereunto Annexed. and by these Presents for Us our Heirs & Successors Do Give and Grant unto our Loveing Subjects Inhabitants of our s*^ Provthe Conditions & New Hampshire. that We. Scituate. To be Divided to & amongst them. and our s'^ Subjects being Desirous to make an Immediate Settlement on the Premises and having Petitioned our Governour in Council for his Majestys Grant of the Premisses to be so made as might not Subvert and Destroy their former Surveys and Laying out in Severalty made thereon as afore- YE. and Improvements upon the s'' Tract of Land. at a Pine tree. Marked thence running South by the Needle till it comes to the North Westerly corince of : .

as well as being Sub- . which he is to Notify and Govern agreeable to the LaAv and Custom of our s*^ Province and the Annual Meeting for Ever after for the Choice of such Officers for the s'' Town shall be on the first next. to Us our Heirs & Successors.54 HISTORY OF SWANZET. the s'l TO HAVE AND TO HOLD pressed. be and hereby is incorporated into a Township by the Name of Swanzy And that the Inhabitants that do or Shall hereafter Inhabit s'' : : — Township. shall have the Liberty to open and keep a Market one or more Days in Each Week as may be thought most Advantageous to the Inhabitants. together with their respective heirs all Tract of Land as above Ex- and the Priviledges & Appurtenances to them and Assigns for Ever upon the following Condi. so called six thereabouts on said Keene Line to a Beach North miles or degrees tree marked for the North Easterly corner of Chesterfield. Also to all that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Oflficers & other Affairs first agreeable to the Laws of our s** Province shall be held on the Tuesday in August William Symes who s*^ first Meeting. so called from thence running Easterly by RichMiles to a Corner. : mond about Two ner of Richmond. so called from thence running South Thirty five degrees West on s'^ Chesterfield Line to the S" East Corner of Chesterfield from thence Easterly And that the same to Winchester Line to the Bounds first mentioned. And in the s'^ in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in the s** Continue to Improve and Settle the same by additional Cultivations on Penalty of the forfeiture of his Grant or Share essors to be by Township and its reverting to his Majesty his Heirs & Suchim or them regranted to such of his Subjects. tions (Viz) That every Grantee his Heirs Assigns shall Plant or Cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five years. from thence running North 39 deEast on s'^ Richmond about Seven Miles till it comes the south grees : from thence running West 10^ easterly corner of Keene. which Meeting shall be Notified by Col. as shall That all White and other Effectually Settle & Cultivate the same. for every fifty & Acres Contained Township. Are hereby Declared to be Enfranchised with & Entitled & every the Privileges & Immunities that other Towns within our 8*^ Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy. and further that the s'' Town as soon as there shall be fifty Families resident there. s*^" Pine Trees within the Township fit for Masting our Royal Navy be carefully Preserved for that Use and none to be Cutt or fell'd without his Majestys Especial License for so doing first had and obtained upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right of such Grantee his Heirs or Assigns. is hereby also Appointed the Moderator of the Tuesday in March Annually.

Settles or further Division of the in the Posseses so in proportion for a Greater or Lesser tract of the ^'^ Land w. in our Council Chamber in Porstm.^ or to such & OtHcer or Officers as shall be Appointed to receive the Same. and this IN WITNESS to be in Lieu of all Rents & Services whatsoever. That before any Tract of Land s^' Land be made to & amongst the Grantees a most Commodious Place the Land will Admit of.'^^^ Money shall be Paid by the respective persons above®^.'' Prov. By his Excellency's Command Sc'^'^ with Advice of the Council. or Dividing the s^' Us our Heirs & Town. Benning Wentworth. — whereof Affixed. and every Proprietor.of s.'" our Govern. Settler or Inhabitant shall Y'ield & Pay unto Us our Heirs & Successors Y'early & every Year for Ever.*^ & Sixty four. Province of New Hampshire Recorded in the Book of Charters on Page 165-166-167.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. So far as Successors when it it relates to Incorporations only to shall ient for the Benefit of the Inhabitants thereof. shall be reserved and marked out for Town Lotts one of w*"^' shall be Allotted to Each Grantee of the Contents of one Acre.^ & day of July In the Year WITNESS PENNING WENTWORTH Command. their Heirs or Assigns. And in the 21^^ Year of our Reign. 55 ject to the Penalty of auy Act or Acts of Parliament that now are or hereafter shall be Enacted Also reserveing the Power of Adding to . from & after the Expiration of Ten Y ears from the Date hereof. appear necessary or ConvenAlso Subjecting the unimproved Lands within this Grant to the annual tax of one Penny pr. July 2«' 1753.^*^ the 2^ our LORD CHRIST 1753. Namely on the first day of Jan^"^ w''^^ will be in the Year of our LORD CHRIST One thousand Seaven Hund. YIELDING and PAYING therefor to us our Heirs & Successors for the space of ten Years to be Computed from the Date hereof the annual Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only commencing on the first of January next ensueing the Date hereof. Theodore Atkinson Sec'"^'. We have Caused the Seal of our s*^ Province to be hereunto ESQ. Theodore Atkinson .'^' in Chief of our . One Shilling Proclamation money for every hundred Acres he so owns. Acre for four years from the Date hereof for building a Meetinghouse and Settling a Gospel Minister in s"^ Town.

Ebenezer Hills. Zebulon Ballord.® Nutten. Caezer Freeman. William Grant. Benjamin Brown. Jonathan Armes. Jonathan Woodcock. The accompanying plans from the back of the charter give the bounds respectively after the territory belonging to Winchester in the^ southwest corner had been taken out.56 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. John Frazey. David Belding. as by Law Established. James Heatou. William Heatou. Jonathan Woodcock. Mark Ferry. Samnel Belding. Jona- than Bodwell. Jonathan Frazey. John Prat. . William Grimes. Nathaniel Crison. His Excellency Benning Wentworth. Daniel Gun. It vvas about nineteen years from the time that Lower Ashuelot was granted by Massachusetts to the time the township was chartered by New Hampshire. Entered : book of Charters & Recorded Accordingly in the day of July 1753 on Page 167-168. Timothy Prat. for the propagation of the Gospel in forreign Parts. Samnel Hills. Thomas Hammond. William Carr. jr. Asa Groat. Stephen Nutten. P*" Theodork Atkinson. jun'". Thomas Crisson. Recorded from the back of the original Charter for the 2** day of this 2^ July.'' Tract of Land the for the incorporation Society. Simon Davis. William Hill. Abner Graves. Samuel Gaylord. Tho. one Seventieth Parte of the said Tract of Land for first tieth Parte of the Settled Minister of the Gospel in the said Town. Joseph Marchant. Christopher Grant. Oliver Witt. Nathaniel Hills. Noah Bodman. jun'". Jonathan Hammond. and after the Richmond gore on the east had been annexed in 1762. Joshua Prime. Samuel Prat. Only four names appear. Sec''^'. Benj^ Sheldiu. jr.. Eliakim King. Seth Gay.. Ebenezer Sprage. A Tract of Land Containing five hundred acres. and in 1815 a part of Swanzey was taken to help form the town of Troy. Prov New Hampshire. Benjamin Thomas Crisson. Daniel Arms. Joseph Hammond.. Elijah Graves. Nathaniel Gun. one seventieth parte of s. Phineas Frazey. Esq''. Ebenezer Sprage. Abi'aham Graves. NAMES OF THE GRANTEES OF SWANZEY. Ebenezer Arms. Tim" Brown. James Blood. Joseph Write. 1753. Hammond. Samuel McCleanen. Oliver Hammond. James Ileaton. Subsequent changes in the eastas in 1812 the northeast corner have been follows: erly boundary of the town was annexed to Keene in 1793 and 1842 portions adjoining Marlborough were annexed to that town. one Sevens*^ Granted Track for a Glebe for the Church of England. both among the Massachu- — . Wyat Gun. jr. Joshua Graves.

is not known whether it was built in It 1755. William Carr and James Heaton. Jonathan Armes. jr. Nathaniel : New Hills. Benjamin Brown. Jonathan Hannnond. Wm. Jonathan Woodcock. Joseph Hammond. Samuel Hills. Other grantees who subsequently became inhabitants of the town and whose names appear on the records are Jonathan Woodcock. David Belding. jr.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. but their hopes were soon dissipated. These are Nathaniel Hammond.. so far comand was soon was settlement the building commenced. Thomas Hammond. be used as to pleted by the penny tax or in part by the five-pound tax imposed first grantees by Massachusetts. came . Israel Day's name appears soon after. Daniel Gunu. For this purpose Massachusetts required each This grantee to pay five pounds for one share in the township. upon When the settlers returned to the township they hoped for no more entirely the trouble from the Indians. New Hampshire provided for a meeting-house by the penny tax. P^benezer Sprague and Ebenezer Sprague. Daniel Amies. Nathaniel Gunn. Thomas Cresson. of the the of the after boundary surveying expense paying money. Heaton. setts 57 Hampshire grantees. The people worked in their fields with a guard of soldiers to protect them. William Grimes. Oliver Hammond. William Cressou. AVyat Gunn. The following New Hampshire grantees had resided in the townbefore they had ship before it was abandoned. Ezra Carpenter previously resided here. Eliakim King. Ebenezer Amies. William Carr. Timothy Brown.. William Wright's in 1758 and Joseph Whitcomb's in 1760. Most of the other grantees never became residents of the town. William Hill. many of them coming and reached their majority Abraham Graves. A meeting-house would doubtless have been built during the first After the reyears of the settlement had there been no Indian Avar. Ncav Hampsoldiers for this purpose but the number was some shire furnished insufficient to give them security. England and France were again at war and the French authorities in Canada encouraged the Indians to renew the war upon the frontier settlements. town and laying out the house lots was for building a meeting-house. Elijah Graves. Ebenezer Hills. It appears that both Massachusetts and New Hampshire considered it indispensable when granting a new township that provision should be made for having a meeting-house built immediately when a settlement had been made. jr. a settlement between the years 1752 and 1762 Rev. Samuel Belding. Swauzey was in constant danger. affairs On account of the unsettled state of only a few persons came to the township to make except those who had in 1753. Mark Ferry. Thomas Cresson. Joshua Graves.

and iucluded witliiuits boiiuds a piece of land lying between Swanzey on the west and Fitzwilliam and Marlborough on the east. to the Easterly Line of same Town. To all To whom these Presents may concern. to the original under the Province Seal. By Penning Wentworth Province of New Hampshire T. to have part of the said Town of Richmond taken. 1762. And by these of our Council for said Prov- Presents Do Line between the said toAvns of Richmond and Swanzey agreeable to the said Petition and in manner as before set forth and also agreeable to the Plan hereunto annexed.. 23 in the Seventh Range of Lots in said Richmond in the Line of the same the Town Then running Due E. Secty. our aforesaid Governor & Commander in Chief in and over our said Province of New Hampshire the eleventh day of December in the Third year his Excelleneys Command with advice of Council In witness Whereof. which the transfer was made The following : is a copy of the grant by PROVINCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. our Captain Genalter the dividing Governor ince of & Commander in Chief. Atkinson Jr. We of our Reign. Recorded according T. to Swanzey.58 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. anno domini 1762. Whereas our Loyal Subjects inhabiting the Town of Richmond and Swanzey in the Province of New Hampshire. 13. then on the East Line of said Richmond to said Town : of Swanzey. 1762. Richmond was chartered February 28. Dec. 1752. as well as forwarding the Cultivation of the Land there. That to them the said Inhabitants. . Jur. and extending north to Keene This piece of laud was disannexed from Richmond and annexed line. to be hereunto affixed. (Seal. Atkinson. Have by.. without making any Alterations in the Private property of Either Community Praying that the dividing Line of said : Towns be altered in the following Manner Beginning at the North West corner of Lott No. Weutworth P!^sq. Sect> Dec.) George the Third by the Grace of God of Great BritTiAN Trusting in the Faith &c. KNOW YE THEREFORE that we have taken into our it consideration the Matter of said Petition and appearing Conducive to the ease and good order of both Communities. 11. have caused the seal of our said Province Witness Penning WentAvorth Esq. New Hampshii'e. and with advice of our trusty and well beloved Penning eral. have humbly represented to Us.

: [Seal.] The foregoing is a correct copy of the record In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my official signature. Recorded from the back of the original. 59 Original Plan of Town. (gp under the Province Seal. 8) •$ • ca J'/ so S >^ S.i' E. and affixed the Seal of the State. March 4. Deputy Secretary of State. 3| Miles & 40 RoUds. T. Easterly 2 Miles. SO. Atkinson Jun. Isaac W. Hammond.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. State of New Hampshire. Sec'y. Secretary's Office. 1882. . Proviuce of New Hampshire Decern''. 13*^ 1762.

DaA'id Belding. the proprietors voted cattle . 1. equal to one seventieth part of the land in the township should be laid out for a Glebe. Elijah GraA'es and Thomas Crcsson. making all the divisions to each right about three-hundred and twei\ty-four acres. and which was subsequently divided. the previous ones having been a house lot of four and one of twenty acres. and also a tract of equal size for the Incorporated Society for the propagation of the gospel in Foreign Parts as directed by the charter. April 18. and decide the number of cattle that each might turn into it. 13th. and proball of which amounted ably a Mark Meadow lot of about four acres. As some of the proprietors owned a number of house lots they must have been large land owners. 1769. Jonathan Hammond. a meeting of the proprietors held October 8. that a tract or parcel of land. Tlie owner- came through the grant to the proprietors of Richmond. This made the ship seventh division acres. Daniel Warner and Isaac Applin were also owners. Previous to this transfer a large part of the gore had been survej'ed laid out in about one-hundred acre lots. by DaA'id Belding. Benjamin Brown.. These two lots containing 286 acres each Avere laid out Dec. here be given. together Avith the proceedings of the proprietors in distinction from those of the town. Avhile the bounds of the other lot located immediately east of the Glebe were someAvhat irregular. 6. 1760. laying out to each house lot . The committee cliosen to superintend this laying out consisted of Capt. it was decided to open the Great Meadows on the following Saturday for turning in may At and a committee was chosen to judge of the interest which each proprietor had in the meadow. William Carr and Joseph Hammond. The proprietors of the old part of Swanzey did not become owners of the new by annexation. In 1762. an up- land lot of about sixty-eight acres. was about seventy acres to each house lot. The subsequent divisions of the undivided lauds. Feb. it was voted to make an eightli division of land. 1760. It AA'as . jr. They were located in the north or northwest part of the toAvn. 1774. the proprietors of the old part of Swanzey voted fifty acres of the undivided lands to the OAvuer of each house lot. — to two-hundred and fifty-four acres. if any. The amount of xuidivided land that remained after this seventh division Avas made. but very few. Josiah Willard of Winchester was and the owner of a large part of this territory. meadow lot of eight acres. a . both bounding on Keene line. a one-hundred acre lot. committee.50 acres. The Glebe was nearly a perfect square. Oct. settlements had been made in it.60 HISTORY OF SWANZEY.

difficulty about the fiftli and seventh divisions falling short Some of the pi'oprietors had never curately measured. David Belding and Benjamin Brown. it was voted that those who had not received their quota of land already granted might have last till the Tuesday in November of that year to complete the laying out of their land in those divisions. 1774. the proprietors began to experience much These had not lots. The consequence There was also that some of the lots were laid out in Richmond. It was not known in all cases when these lots were laid. consisting of Joseph Hammond. Col. votes passed. After some forty years had passed from the time that the third and fourth divisions were made. and every proprietor was required to make his pitch on the day when his turn came. and Isaac Hammond were chosen a committee . To effect a satisfactory settlement of the difficulty. Elisha Whitcomb were Dea. Belding. difficulty about the bounds of their respective been well established. of less than fifty acres. The making of the eighth division began the first day of September. 1780. when accome to the unknown to the proprietors living in the town. David Thomas Hammond and Maj. Col. and committees chosen. Benjamin Brown. jr. 61 lots voted that when there was a piece of undivided land Ij'ing between which had been already laid out. was nor just where the east line of the township ran. The owners of division lots which were found to have been laid out in Richmond were also compensated by having other lots laid out for them within the lawful bounds of the proprietors' land. Lieut. chosen a committee to settle the bounds of the third and fourth division lots and make a return of their doings to the proprietors. Joseph Hammond. 1791..GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. Jonathan son. Elijah Belding. Capt. such and then pieces might be taken up as a part of a fifty acre division to enough land could be selected in some other part of the undivided land make up fifty acres. township to reside others had sold their rights to parties . 10. and the records pertaining to them were quite defective. Any one making an make eighth division pitch could not throw it up when once made and a new selection. Whitcomb. At a meeting held May 16. was chosen soon after to make up to owners of the fifth and seventh division lots the amount of land wanting to make their the third one-hundred and fifty acres respectively. proprietors' meetings Avere held. March This was done and their report recorded at length in their book of records. Another committee. Roger ThompDavid Belding.

each lot to contain ten acres. for laying out the tenth division consisted of Elijah Belding. to finish the laying out of the land in all of the divisions which had been made. 1861. at which time John Stratton was chosen moderator. Edward Goddard and William Wright were chosen to make the draft for the division. 1 1 of the heirs of Philemon Whitcomb. Swanzey. have bought three rights of common land in the Division No. The committee chosen for the purpose consisted of Francis Goodhue. Elijah Belding. jr. were chosen a committee to survey the undivided lands. Abijah Sawyer was chosen Elijah Belding and Jonatlian Hammond. 1833. tober ninth of the same year a division of nine acres of undivided laud was made to each right. JonaElijah than Hammond. . jr. tors' book. it was voted to lay out a ninth division of the undivided land. proprietors' clerk Lutlier Browne. added to this committee. . and each proprietor had to make his pitch at his own cost. Gunn. Proprietors' Clerk. June 8. bounding on land of Bailey Corliss and common laud. Voted to Belding. make an 1833. and the first of October was fixed as the time to commence the division. after was soon assess each share in the undivided land equally to pay the expense of The committee the committee for the survey of the undivided lands. This certifies that I. The location of the pitches was to commence the first Monday in May. Jonathan Hammond. Capt. proprietors' committee. Elisha Whitcomb and Philemon Whitcomb. The last meeting of the proprietors held for the choice of officers was on February 4. William P.62 HISTOKY OF SWANZEY. the proprietors met at the old Meeting House and voeleventh division of the undivided land of three acres to each right or house lot. jr. and have made a pitch on land called Picked Mountain. Novembei* 11. for fifty-one days' work. 1804. three acres each. Hlbbard Williams. Hubbard Williams and Elijah Carpenter. June 7. Elijah Belding and Elijah BeldOcing. Ma}' ted to 7. 1809. 1803.. Luther Browne. The proprietors drew for their pitches and the first Monday in the following November was decided upon to commence drawing for their pitches in the tenth division. Some of the pitches in the eleventh division were not made for some years The folloAving is the last record made in the proprieafter this time. This lay-out committee charged collector of the tax to be assessed...

As the land was laid out. There was a large increase of inhabitants in the town between 1762 and 1777. its Previous to this time France had lost there Canadian possessions and on to incite the Indians to continue depredations upthe settlement. to settle. or hy the proprietors. New Hampshire instead of Massacliusetts. and many of whom eventually became prominent and influential citizens. During the ten years which elapsed from the resettlement of the town in the in 1752 to the annexation of the Richmond gore in 1762 the settlements The fact that the township proved to be in increased but slowly. and there was increased activity in settling the old part of the township. 1734. in distinction from those of the proprietors. The following are names of persons who settled in the town during this period : . at which date they commence. Mass. 1 765. The meeting house on the hill was turned one quarter around and considerably damaged. but of municipal matters It will township also. it left between the pitches pieces of undivided land often very irregular in shape and poorly adapted for farms or settlement. all had a tendency to deter persons from coming hither could not have been pleasant to go to the field or to church with gun in hand for protection. The first 63 books was June 27.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. meadows and then anywhere and in all After the Richmond gore was annexed to Swanzey in 1762 the lots were purchased quite rapidly and settlements made upon them. No records of the town as such.. In June. The repairing of these damages and some other repairs on the house were done nominally by the town. a powerful hurricane passed over the town. first the of the time during this period. This was largely made up of young men who came and established permanent homes. are to be found previous to 1766. being nineteen days less than one hundred and twentyseven years from the period at which the last was made. and one could come and locate and commence was no power making a home without danger of being molested by the Indians. at Concord. the leading and substantial men among them doing the work for which the sum of £214 was paid. the upland. record made in the be perceived that in the early years of the settlement the proprietors had charge not only of the land. and all after the fourth divisions pitched manners of shapes. the fear of Indian raids and the peculiar manner in which the laud in the township was laid out and divided. or with soldiers to guard them — It But this was the state of affairs much while worshipping or laboring.

Jonathan Dsiy. Nathan Woodcock. March 4. Penticost Stanley. P"phraim Harvey. Wright Brown. Benjamin Hewes. Samuel Hills. Eli Kimball. Theodore Howe. Kimber Harve3% Timothy Harvey. Benjamin Day. John Starkey. Timoth}^ Brown Applin person on record in town with more than two names). or who had been born in the town. 3*^. the town "voted to build a good and sufficient pound thirty-five foot square in the highway at the end of John Fraz^^'s house This pound. Uriah Howe. John Whitcomb. James Wheelock. Benjamin Follett. Willard Hunt. At the commencement of the Revolutionary war there were in the town a number of men able to do militar}' duty who came to the town when lads with their parents. Benjamin Hewes. Daniel Bishop. Charles Howe. William Grimes. Joseph Dickinson. Jethro Kimball. Pelitia Kaze}-. Nathaniel Patten. Daniel Day. Amos Puffer. John Thompson. 2^'. Elkanah Lane. John Frazy. 1 7G6. Benjamin Hammond. Samuel Thompson. Nathaniel Hills. Joseph Starkey." citizens as standing on the east side of the old road near the south2^. Stoddard Frazy. John Applin. Nathan Cressen. Henry Morse. Amos Day. David White. Elijah Osgood. Edward Hazen. 2^'.. Levi Durant. 2'S James Grimes. jr. David Belding. John Plane. Sanmel Lane. Abraham Gritlith. Isaac Hammond. Amasa Parker. Aaron Parsons. Abijah Whitcomb. Simeon Howes.. is remembered by our older lot. Nehemiah Cummings. Joseph Hammond. Justus Lawrence. Samuel Hills.. Caleb Cook. Josiah Read. Ebenezer Hills. Samuel Page. Samuel Wright. John Follett. The following is the record of the annual March meeting legally in 1771 : " At a meeting of the inhabitants of Swanzey meet at the . Joshua Graves. Joseph Cummings. east corner of the present cemetery. Elisha Whitcomb. Joseph Day. Thaddens Cummings. Moses Boardman Williams. jr. Annanius Tubbs. Nathaniel lleaton. 2'\ Samuel Heaton. Enoch Starkey. or one thai replaced it. Roger/fhompson. Isaac Applin. Elkanah Lane. Benjamin Hazen. Abner Graves. Andrew Nichols. John Rugg. Thomas Greene. P^phraim C'ummings. Moses Belding. Timothy Bishop. Thomas Cresseu. 2''. jr. 2''.. Joseph Greene. Joshua Durant. Elijah Graves. Ebenezer Thompson. Edward Goddard. jr. Simeon Puffer. Of this number were Elijah Belding.. Benjamin Starkey. Dennis Hefferon. Ezekiel White.64 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. IMichael Ileft'eron. Enoch Cummings. Nathaniel Hills. Eleazar Brown. Daniel Warner. Joseph Whitcomb. Samuel Belding. Calvin Frink.. Josiah Prime. jr. 2''. Asa Freeman. Jonathan Nichols. Nathaniel Dickinson. Jonathan Whitcomb. James Heaton. Cornelius Roberts. Moses Griffith. John Starkey. Philemon Whitcomb. (the first Thomas Applin. jr.

Parker chosen Tythingmeu Lieut. Henry Morse. Joseph Hammond was chosen moderator. Jonathan Whitcomb. Some of the more uncharitable. Benjamin Brown. Joseph Whitcomb. JcsEPH Hammond. that swine may go at large first according to law. . ." Nearly all the men in the town rendered some kind of service for the revolutionary cause during the years. . were too old for military service and had the means hired Men men The that for the army or loaned 5 to the town to enable it to hire soldiers. Roger Thompson and Benjamin Brown chosen Surveyors of High Wayes. Putnam's on the town's business. Moderator. then the meeting was adjourned for the space of half an hour to meet at the house of Lieut. 1775-76-77. Elisha Scott and Elijah Belding chosen Fence Viewers John Starkey Sen. Joseph Cummings.. Voted to raise forty pounds lawful money to make and repair roads. and the . David Belding and Elijah Graves chosen selectmen. rest of the year at two shillings per day.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. the meeting being opened. chosen Hog Reaves Nathan Scott and Gardner Duston chosen Field Drivers Samuel Belding chosen Sealer of Leather. follow- . David Belding. Dear Reef Wyat . to the first day of Oct. there being in it neither stove nor fireplace nor any other apparatus for warming it. . meeting house in said 65 Swanzey on Tuesday the fifth day of March. Re-assem- bled at the time and i)lace appointed. Voted to accept of the settlement of accounts with Capt. 1771. Jonathan Hammond as Treasurer for the year 17G8 and 1769 as presented to the town by the Selectman. Thomas Applin was chosen Town Clerk. however. Capt. Jonathan Hammond two pound eight shillings lawful money for going twice to Worcester to Mr. At a town meeting Nov. Voted that the select- men be assessors. Hammond chosen Town Caleb Sawyer was chosen constable Capt Joseph Treasurer Thomas Hammond and Amasa . Samuel Hills. from the on the common yoked and ringed day of October." of April to the last The common practice in those early days of adjourning for onehalf or one-fourth of an hour from the meeting house to some dwelling house was doubtless occasioned by the fact that the meeting honse was cold. it was "voted to allow Capt. 8. Ebenezer Hills and Jonathan Woodcock jr. 1771. think that it was another kind of fire which our forefathers indulged in was the occasion of these adjournments. Gunn. Voted that labor at the roads be set at two shillings and eight penceper day from the first day of Apr. Thomas Applin. Voted.

and desire that the same may be ratified and confirmed. and we approve of Committee of Safety and choose a new one." Dec. INIeasures were being taken to unite the colonies in a general government. TNfaj.. Jonathan Whitcomb. " Voted." The Committee of Safety was composed of some of the most influential and enterprising men of the town." March 4. Mr. and Lieut. Joseph Whilcomb. to be necessary. of Swanzey. Benjamin Brown. it is the opinion of the town that Col. " voted that this town it was approves of the Articles of Confederation and perpetual union between the United States of America as proposed by the Continental Congress. in ing voles passed at different times indicate the feeling in this town regard to the impending struggle. 18. " Voted that Samuel Hills be appointed a Deputy to represent this town at the Convention of Deputies proposed to be held at Exeter on the 17*'' day of this instant. Daniel Warner be chosen a Committee of Safety agreeable to the advice of the Continental Congress.66 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Elisha Whitcomb. and we acknowledge them a Committee of Safety for this town. Thomas Hammond. and that he be fully impowered and authorized in behalf of this town to join with Deputies of other towns in adopting and pursuing such measures as may be judged most expedient to pursue to restore the rights of this and the other colonies. Elisha Whitcomb. Jan. Capt. " Voted to dismiss the present army had surrendered and become prisoners of war. and that he be impowered as aforesaid to act for the space of six months if the said Convention of Deputies shall judge it May 8. Mr. who had revolted from the British government. Jonathan Whitcomb. That Joseph jr. 22. much encouraged for the success of their cause. 1 777. 1778. 1775. Burgoyne with his splendid wliat they have acted in that capacity. and accordingly made choice of Samuel Day. representative to concur witli the representatives of the other towns in this state for . and to them were confided matters of great public interest. Lieut. and Lieut. Calvin Frink. and to maThe action of the voters ture plans for state and local governments. The commencement of the year 1778 found the people of the American colonies." " that our at the General Court be instructed Voted. was such as to show that the public sentimeut of the town was in full sympathy with those who were engaged in town meeting At a special planning systems of federal and state governments. Elijah Belding. Capt. Hammond. Capt.

resided in that part of Swanzey which was subsequently disnnnexed to help form the town of Troy. who was likewise authorized to vote for delegates to the Congress. appointed by the authority of both States. not disposed to submit. "The state of Belknap in his history of New Hampshire says within time was the towns at this society seceding very unhappy. Mr. Charlestown.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. 1778. to represent them in the General Assembly to be held at Exeter on the third Wednesday of " to December. which towns were classed together. and Calvin Frink Esq. 3. the western part of New Hamp- was much agitated and public sentiment very much divided between those that wished to unite with Vermont and those that wished to continue their connection with New Hampshire. but it will be seen by . Morse kept a public house. Henry Morse to choose a person having a real estate of two hundred pounds lawful mone}'^ in this state." Dec. having been duly notified. Sheriffs and Constables. At the time of the meeting much of the travel from Cheshire county and the Connec- Boston went down through Swanzey Centre and up where Mr. Hinsdale. Gilsum. and empower such representative for the term of one year from this meeting to transact such business and pursue such measures as they may judge necessary for the public good. In many towns a majority of the voters were in favor of uniting with Vermont. were the effects of these clashing interests. met at the house of Lieut. but to seek protection of the government with which they had been connected. Richmond. Morse. An old cellar hole now marks the place where the meeting was held. Chesterfield." shire relative to the boundary and status of that territory. 1778. Marlow. 1777-1783. and particularly to impower such representative to vote in the choice of Delegates to the Continental Congress." • Swanzey remained loyal to New Hampshire." May tion at to send one man to meet with the ConvenConcord the tenth day of June next. Surry and Westmoreland. high words and deep resentment. At the same time and in the same place Justices. 12." Major Elisha Whitcomb was the person chosen. were exercising jurisdiction over the same persons. 67 the sole purpose of forming and laying a permanent plan or system for the future government of this state agreeably to the vote of the General Court. the legal voters of Swanzey and Fitzwilliam. at the time the foregoing meeting was held at his house. Among them were Alstead. Claremont. " Voted was chosen. Party rage. ticut valley for hill over the " Vermont During the Controversy. The majorities attempted to control the minorities and these were — .

in order to Raise our Quota of Men for the Continental Arm}'. it the following documents that contained a disturbing secession el- ement. Elijah Belding.68 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. for if Taxes ^are Assessed they cannot be Collected. and perhaps the power of the State of Vermont would be employed We have exerted ourselves as much as we could for their protection." Elisha Whitoomb. and are firmly Resolved to persist in our Allegiance. humbly pray that your Honors would take the matter into your Wise consideration. without which we shall not be able State. — tremely Ditlicult for us to Comply with . Remain firm in their Allegiance to the State Utterly averse to the late and present and seditious conduct of a great (if not the greatest) part of the People in this Western part of the State. or to contribute any thing in any way^ or manner towards Raising men for the ConWe find it p]xtinental Army. for altho' the greatest part of the People in this Town. but have not been able to complete the former factions nor to Raise any part of the latter. 1781. and many in all the Towns have Revolted from under the Government and Jurisdiction of the State. the Requisitions of the State. when most in many. Selectmen of V Swanzey. Calvin Friuk. selectmen's statement of affairs ADDIIESSED TO THE GENEHAL couiiT. town of Swanze3% in behalf of themselves "The show That under the Present unhappy Situand the Town Humbly ation of our affairs in this part of the State. Avhieh Inability is owing principally if not Solely to the confused Situation of this part of the State And unless Something can be done for our Assistance it will be Abso. and expect the protection of the State. and if Constables or Collectors should Distrain such Delinquents for their Rates. as some will Refuse to paj'. and make such provision for our protection and Safety as that we may We consider We not be Obliged to Yield to unreasonable Men and Measures. 1871. Mobs would Arise. Isaac Flammond. . to stand against the opposition that will be made. or Providing Supplies for the same Selectmen of the — . 1 i Thomas Appliu. bidding defiance to the Authority and Laws of the same Absolutely Refusing to pay Taxes. and Also for Six months. J -Swanzey June 9th. yet our affairs are extremely Embarrassed. lutely Impossible for us to Raise Men or money for the Service of the ourselves as Subjects of the state of New Hampshire.

Yet some were delinquent. 1784. 1785. Because your petitioners think it very unjust to Assess. and a fine for their Delinquency." RELATIVE TO THE BEEF TAX. RELATIVE TO THE BEEF TAX. Hundred weight. 1786. FEBRUARY. and your Petitioners have no warrant to Assess said Sum on those that were Delinquent and dare not venture to Assess said Sum either on the whole or part of the Inhabitants. occasioned principally by the Union of the Grants (so called) with Vermont. by reason of which. 69 "The zey Petition of the Selectmen and Assessors of the Town of Swan. which was accordingly done. which has not yet been complied with. Assessed the Inhabitants of Swanzey. and as your . lest it should make great confusion. Refusing to pay their State Tax. Setting the Beef at twenty Seven Shillings pr. both of which amounting to £137. and make such ing — Order thereon. Your Petitioners immediately on Receiving Orders for collecting Said Beef. most Humbly and earnestlj' pray that this Honorable Body would take the above stated Case into their Serious Consideration. as Equitable. year 1784 Humbly sheweth. Tliat whereas in the year 1781 the General Court of this State Orin said State for the habitants of said dered and directed the Selectmen of said Swauzey. their Quota of Beef for the Continental Army. to Assess the InTown. ADDRESSED TO THE GENERAL COURT. Levy and collect the aforesaid sum of those Persons who paid their Tax in due Time. 13. and the greatest part of said Beef was paid by said Inhabitants. murmuring and Complain- Your Petitioners therefore among the People of Said Town. "The Selectmen of Swanzey in the County of Cheshire humbly beg leave to lay before this Honorable Body their Embarrassments as to Assessing the Doomage for this Town's Deficiency of Beef in the Year 1781. in their Wisdom they shall think most Just and And as in Duty Bound shall ever pray : Selectmen David Belding Isaac Hammond 1 } f 1 I & Assessors J of Swauzey. DEC.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. agreeably to an Act of the General Court said Swanzey was Ordered to pay the Deficiency of said Tax. which the Treasurer of this State by his Warrant directed to the Selectmen of said Town has ordered to be assessed.

— . to stay the Extent against said Wednesday of June next. the Treasurer be directed so far as respects Town until the first The paying taxes in beef was resorted to because there was not money with which to pay them. do injustice. the Selectmen have taken up the Matter. Your Petitioners therefore most Humbly pray this Honorable Body to take the Matter into their wise Consideration. and would undoubtedly Col- number of Political Heretics and Adjacent Towns Avho by their Instigations and artful insinuations Shook the Allegiance of the ignorant and unprincipaled part of the community from the State of New Hampshire and Attached them to the usurped State of Vermont.70 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. who this Town in Justice ought to pay the Same. Petitioners were Sensible of the Importance of the Order of the Court being complied with. no financial the specie had been depleted in prosecuting the Avar. and either accept of the twenty Seven Shillings on the Hundred weight which is already Assessed and which may be collected without Ditficulty or Direct your Petitioners in what manner to proceed that they may escape the Publick Odium. which the Patriarch of the Hebrews Saith is far from the Almighty. in so doing. Ave should. and find it Difficult if not Impossible to make an Assessment for said Doomage in any way which will not blow up an unquenchable fire in for if we should Assess it on the Delinquents only. and the Imbecility of Government was so great at that Day that your Petitioners thought it not wise to compel or use Coercive measures with those who would not freely pay their proportion of Said tax and since the energy of Government has increased. Isaac Hammond \ Selectmen of Calvm Frmk j Swanzey."] of Swanzey." is [In House of Representatives January IG. Voted that "as there great difficulty respecting the assessment for the deficienej' of Beef in the Town said Beef Tax*. for a numl)er of said Delinquents are Removed out of the Town. And as in Duty bound Shall ever Pray. The Continental money had become worthless . and system had been devised by Avhich the people could be . 1787. and consequently out of the Reach of an Assessment and should an Assessment be made on the whole Town. . it Avould be to make the Righteous be as the Wicked. had it not been for a in this . they exerted themselves and collected a consid- erable part of tlie Beef by the Set time lected the whole. and this Town has been called upon to pay Said Tax with a Doomage.

think it expedient to express our Sentiments to you respecting our distressed situation for want of a Circulating Medium. 3. . . 25 May. 2. relieved 71 from their embarrassed circumstances. . and when all the above -named virtues are requisite. April. 36 November. 32 January. 90. 8 July. Publick Spirit and freedom be detached from selfish and Mercenary views. . September. . March. 20 November. and ought to be the governirg principles in all our Publick Councils. 96. money had become worthless. . and gold and had gone out of the country to pay for importations occasioned by the war. . . . 15 January.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. 94. 22 Septem21 ber. This is a day we are sensible Avhen the greatest — Wisdom. . 7 August. We therefore instruct you to use your influence in the Assembly that as soon as may be there be an Emission of paper Currency. May. . The Assembly called upon the towns for an expression of their views upon the subject. 33 December. 83 July. 18 December. 9 June. 57 October. 3. 4 January. 0. 5 October. 1 . Reposing confidence in your integrity. 66 September. July. June. . . . 1777. October. . patriotism. The following is Swanzey's in- a meeting of the inhabitants of Swanzey in the County of Chesand State of New Hampshire. . Bepresentative of the Town of Swanzey : Sib: Your constituents. 87. . Many believed that relief could be obtained by the State emitting paper money and loaning it onland security. They were heavily taxed by the federal and state governments to meet the expenses of the war. . . and it is the minds of your Constituents that the Emission of . 1780. the people were without money. 4 November. therefore. July to June. . . ability and zeal for the publick jiood. February. 25 July. . February. . firmness. . structions to its representative. 28 March. March to June. . 23 August. Aug. Chose you to Represent them in the General Assembly of this State the present year. 28. . 1778. 10 April. 11 March. Abraham Bandall. having a Constitutional Right so to do. 1779. Unanimity. 80 August. 1786 "Voted to choose a Committee to give instructions to the Representative of said Town for the Rule of Conduct at the next Session of the General Court Respecting the Emission of paper money. 1781. . . 100. The people were to meet indebtedness occasioned by the war. 26 April. . 25 June. Private debts had become embarrassing as money could not be After the continental silver obtained for meeting engagements. 13 6 . taxed heavily SCALE OF DEPRECIATION OF CONTINENTAL MONEY. We. as being in Our Opinion the best Remedy left us for Relief. 4 December. January. 30 February." hire : At — To Mr. February.

1781. ing the Governor. but only to hint our desires. that Maj. Ma}^ 2''. Caesar. and north as far as the highway from said common to James Grimes'. Goddard's dw. Elisha Whitcomb. > Committee in the name and behalf of the Toion. that no man shall be eligible as Governor three years in any seven. paper Currency be applied Solely for the purpose of R( dtomiiig tlie Stale Securities. and offer it for sale to the Rev. for the purpose of forming and laying a permanent plan or system of it government for this State. we find the town "voted to sell that part of the town Common lying west of the road now travelled from the Meeting-house to Mr. but if he declined then to the land of might be sold to any other person. and the road to James Grimes' went west from the common.72 HISTOKY OF SWANZEY." more than The above vote was passed during the time of the "Vermont Con- I . They were unsuccessful called out and a number of the leaders arrested. One objected to one article respectit . and endeavored to gain their ends by coercive measures." leading The meeting-house mentioned was that standing on the hill. the militia were Going back to ]March 14. who should have the privilege of purchasing it. marched to where the Assembly was in session at Exeter. at a meeting duly called to see the town would accept of the constitution or plan of government agreed upon by the Convention at Concord the vote was as follows "Thirty-one voted to : declined voting at all two said they had not perused accept it sufficiently and did not know Avhether they belonged to the state of New Hampshire or to Vermont. Thomas Hammond be a committee to make an exact survey of the land. Hkniiy Morsk. but we mean not to dictate the Ginerul Court. David Belding and Dea.elling-house. confiding in the wisdom of the Legislature of this state if they shall see fit to Issue a paper Medium that it be Emitted on such foundation as they shall thiuli best for tlie Community. Edward Goddard was chosen a delegate to a Convention to be holdeu in Concord on the first Tuesday in June following. Edward Goddard. appraise it at its just value. J ) The returns of the actions of the towns showed that the public sen- timent was opposed to emitting paper money. . IXG. five . Kev. extending south Greenwood Carpenter. and the Assembly voted that it had not the constitutional right to do it. which we conceive will be a great easement by stopping the interest of those securities. if Dec. Some of those in favor of having the state issue paper money were so determined that they organized an armed mob. David Bkldixg. 31. by the David It was also voted Parsons' place over the hill north of Mt.


3 of the CO vention accept fi it it snfFicie New liar iug the G three yea The ab .72 paper C Securilii terest ot only to stnte if t fouuduli The timeut that it r A h Some so deter the Ass( ends by called 01 Going part of the Mee to the la leading Then the road I'arsons' that Maj . niond be it at its who it shoi might May 2 tiou to b( for the p governmt Dec.

Fifteen shillings were voted to Samuel Hills for a like service. 27 John Bellows. ti'oversy. was styled President. 21 John Sullivan. Age and upwards. Jr. and. Dec. . 10. Rev. 5 Simeon Olcott. . 2. When off these fish was cut the people found that their yearly supply of by these dams there was much complaint." 73 when it appears that a few in this town sympathized with Vermont. an act was passed requiring a sluice to be kept open in every dam on said river in the towns of Hinsdale. the Subscribers do hereby Certify that According to the Best of our k-nowledge there is in the town of Swanzey one hundred and We eighty-two Male Polls of twenty-one years of ing for themselves a Poll Tax. The increase of inhabitants in Swanzey during a number of years previous to 1784 must have been quite large as shown by the following certificate : " SwANZET.. 5 Benjamin Bellows. Calvin Frink and Aaron Parsons were chosen a committee to draft to " confide in the to act as they shall think instructions to the delegate in the General Court. at which time Samuel Hills was chosen moderator." Hampshire had a temporary constitution. the}' voted wisdom and justice of the Legislature of the State most just and equitable. 1784. 1789. Selectmen of Swanzey. 10«S 1783. feeling their own inability to determine rightly in regard to the matter. Goddard as a reward for his service as a member of the late Convention for forming a Conto From 1784 it 1792 New and under the chief executive of the state — . . 1 Voted to grant 48 shillings to the. Salmon and shad ascended the Ashuelot river before dams were built across it. . 14 DanP'or two Senators for Cheshire County iel Newcomb. 2 Calvin Frink. stitution for this state. pay\ J Isaac Hammond. . . 1783.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. 5 Daniel Jones. : ." Thomas Applin. The first town meeting in Swanzey under this Constitution was held March 2. Mr. They voted to reconsider the vote passed in regard to the adoption of the State Constitution. David Belding. and doubtless there were those free who were willing unlawfully to engage in the fish through the dams. and January 15. Thomas Applin. . Votes for President of the State: Meshech Weare. A town meeting was held May 28. The Genfor making passage-ways eral Assembly was petitioned during several years for redress in this matter. George Atkinson. at which seventy-three voters were present.

Wyman Richardson. 13. William lying Wright's. a plan for emitting paper money by the General Court was read. David Belding. 30. Elisha Whitcomb. Roger Thompson.. 4 a meeting was called to see if the town would agree with some person to pay the last state tax by the first of January and repay such person in cattle or any other way agreed upon. Lt. Id. Maj. tions in the plan A committee for suggesting altera- was chosen. 1786. "Voted. jr." "Voted. to complete the fenc- ing of the bur3'ing ground. Nathan Capron who has undertaken to pay said tax for the town.. Signed in behalf of the Committee." to sellLt." a legal meeting held Oct." March "Voted 1786. Samuel Wright and Mr. Dated at Swanzey the 13^^ day of November. be a committee to examine into the requests of several constables respecting such assessments in their hands against such persons as they have not had opportunity to collect. That the Selectmen.. the committee made the following report "That twenty thousands be emitted on the same plan that the General Court pro: — tender for posed to emit the ten thousand pounds. Jonathan Whitcomb. between the 10th day of the 20th day of July in any j'ear. David Belding. and Ebenezer Hills. so that the interest of said notes may cease and the certificates to be received in all outstanding taxes. ." . Winchester.. "Voted to raise 4£. William Grimes. Dec.74 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. and the holder in lieu of said notes to receive certificates of the same sum in lieu of the same. and make such an adjustment and abatement to such constables as they shall judge equitable. jr. Nov. That the Selectmen be impowered to agree with Mr. Dan Guild apiece of the common adjoining and south of the burjnng-yard between said yard and Mr. 1786. consisting of Roger Thompson." Seventeen persons voted in favor of this report and two against it. with the addition to have it a and in lieu of the forty thousall debts due in this state and pounds that the General Court proposed to emit on land security . 13s. Elisha Whitcomb. that the state notes be called in. Swauzey and Keene. purpose of trimming the burying ground. together with Maj. At the annual IMarch meeting in 1785 it May and was "voted to raise 12 pounds for the 7. The vote was unanimous At against approving the measure. Abraham Randall.

A the town's history. have requested said town that they would vote that they and their lands may be annexed to the town of Marlborough. This When persons came into a town to reside who were likely to become dependent upon the town for support it was customary for the selectmen to issue an order to a constable to force such persons to leave the town.. ance was made John Whitcomb. Elisha Whitcomb was chosen a delegate to a convention to meet at lixeter. The collecting of the taxes was also a part of the constable's official duty. 32 rods to the old corner of Swanzey then runs south 34 degrees west on Swanzey's old line. He was it also chosen in 1791 to a convention for the revision of the state constitution. etc. 1788. and to pay their taxes was for a state or a general government. the town having considered the said request. Beginning at a heap of stones. to consider the federal constitution. . The finances of the country were in a deplorable condition taxes were heavy in consequence of the war the people were without money. John Harvey and others. and their independence had been achieved but there had been no well matured plans adopted . 418 . At the annual meeting this year the following was passed "Whereas : Mr. . constable was quite an important officer during this period of When town meetings were called the legal voters were personally warned to attend by a constable who had received his orders from the selectmen. In 1793 was voted to allow for warning sundry persons out of Mr. pendence had been successfully prosecuted. and the land whereon they dAvell. : : . then runs on said Keene west 8 degrees north. 2. . representing that they live much more convenient to Marlborough meeting-house than to Swanzey. jr.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. Jan. "warning out of town" was a common practice in those days. for a similar service. and the land belonging to Mr. almost an impossibility. Maj. John Harvey. . Williams six shillings town and the same year an allow. think the same to be reasonable therefore voted that Messrs. 8. Timothy Harvey be set off from the town of Swanzey and annexed to the town of Marlborough said tract of land lies in the northeastwardly part of said Swanzey. Feb. The foregoing votes show the financial condition of the town at that The war for IndeIt was similar to that of other towns. inhabitants of Swanzey. and is the most northwardly part of that gore of land which was set off from Richmond to Swanzey and is bounded as follows viz. Moses B. . 75 period.. Kimber Harve}^ and Samuel Stearns. being the southeast corner of the town of Keene.

the same building which has The house was since been remodelled into the present town house. wealthy and were too well united in supporting gospel ordinances that were in hai'- mony -with movement was the erecworship tion of the meeting house on the plain. leaving the eastern boundary of Swanzey very irregular.76 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. then runs on the patent line north 9 degrees 30 minutes east 418 rods to the first mentioned corner containing tliree hundred and five acres. The fol. larger and more imposing than the old one too too town had become of the The population large. was annexed to Marlborough. about three miles south of the last-named section. . rods to a white pine tree then runs east 20 degrees 30 minutes south on common land 2 1 2 rods to a stake and stones in the patent line . a part of the Richmond Gore. lowing is the plan of the foregoing described piece of land : to In 1812 a small section on the N. the Congregational creed to make The result of the ^ it proper to continue to ." This vote Avas sanctioned the same year by the legislature. ing house built. In 1815 a portion. A movement was commenced as earl}^ as 1794 to have a new meeton the hill. part of the town was annexed Keene and in 1842 another section. . E. was taken to form the new town of Troy. in the old house.

Timothy Clark. Salmon Chandler. Uriah Aldrich. Thomas Cross. A As a rule the most desirable pews were secured by the most promitown. The is inference that a committee had the managemeeting ment of raising and applying the taxes for building the house. When the men assembled the second morning one of them exhibited his nerve by passing from one side of the building-to the other upon one of the suspended beams to which other timbers had not been connected. Jeremiah Battles. large part of the cost was ultimately met from the sale of the pews. Alpheus Caprou. Abijah Brown. At the close of the first day the body of the house had been raised. Previous to that time a whole broadside had been put together. Thomas Battles. John Beverstock.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORT. Amariah Curtis. jr. Joseph Cross. Otis Capron. Amasa Nathan Caprou. When all was raising of the meeting house do the work men were picked in The ready for raising the huge broadside. It took three days to raise the building including the belfry. Abner Aldrich. Jacob Bump. built 77 nominally by the town. Luther Curtis. done bly It is not known how the building of the house was managed as the town's records duriug the period in Avhich it was built are lost. and a large part of the work was probain the year 1796. Daniel Beverstock. William Bolles.. Edward Beverstock. tax list that is now found is of the year 1793. Swanzey and in the neighboring towns. For a description of the building see Chapter V. The first The following the list is intended to include such persons as settled in : town between 1777 and 1793 Aldrich. the master workman took his position upon the frame from which place he gave his orders nntil the structure had been raised to a considerable heioiit. Daniel Cummings. . The work of raising commenced in the morning. Amos Baile}^. Many men settled in town between the years 1777 and 1793. A list of the taxes paid during these years for other purposes has been preserved but it does not show that anything was raised for building the house. nent men in the To was a great event for the times. Had a list of the tax payers been preserved during these years it would have shown nearly the time when their settlement was made.

Amariah Patridge. Seth Pomroy. . Abner Twitchell. Stephen Prouty. William Town. William Hunt. 2d. David Read. Stephen Gibson. Josiah Marble. Asaph Lane. Salmon Richardson. is The following tax payers in the names of persons who : first appear as following years 1794. Phinehas Dodge. INIatlhew Robley. Peter Robinson. Farnum Fish. William Stephenson. David Sherman. Rufus Dexter. jNIoses Farnswortli. Daniel Flint.78 Calvin Curtis. Joel Foster. William Abbott. Joel Read. Isaac 2d. Jonathan Holbrook. Nims Smead. Paul Moore. Abraham Randall. Jotliam Eames. Samuel Stearns. John Pierce. Stephen Trask. Joseph Weeks. Richard Weeks. John Franklin. Sluibael Seaver. John Farnswortb. John Usher. John Marble. Israel Sawyer. Woodward. Joshua Prime. David Sherman. Levi Randall. HISTORY OF SWANZEY Amos Richardson. Thomas Trowbridge. Jonas Twitchell. Phinehas H amble tt. Benjamin Parsons. Joseph Smead. John Read. Nathaniel Foster. David Tenney. a list of the Wyman Richardson. Ichabod Woodward. Jonathan Field. Nicholas Trask. Leonard Pemberton. Simpson Hammond. Daniel Flint. Aaron Darling. William Dival. Richard Stratton. Timothy Warren. Timothy Read. Dan Guild. Ivory Snow. Thomas Trowbridge. Josiah Ilamblett. Ebenezer Stone. Joshua Parker. William Ramzey. Peletiah Razey.

Ebenezer French. 1800. Zenas Ware. John Richardson. Ebenezer Billings. LeviMaxey. The foregoing lists are names of persons that moved into the town and the year when they were first taxed therein. Moses Pratt. Benson Aldrich. Hunt. Generally they came to the town the year before they were taxed. 79 Andrew Sherman. 3d. Thus we consider that those persons who were taxed for the first time . Richard Auger. Benjamin Phelps. Reuben Lord. Josiah Usher. Fisher Draper. James Pierce. Stephen Jilson. Ezra Thayer. John Holbrook. Peter Holbrook. Joseph Taylor. John Richardson. Barzilla Streeter. Seth Holbrook. Robert Gilman. Ebenezer Stockwell. John Learned. James Severance. John Hix. Parker Dudley. Zopher Whitcomb. John Jackson. Peter C. Stephen Brown. Aquila Ramsdell. Arad Hall. Daniel Learned. Jonathan Jilson. Levi Blake. Moses Codwell. Edmund Munyon. James Severance. Nathan Cross. Peter Holbrook. Jonathan Lamson. Francis Goodhue. Thomas Harris. 2d. Richard Dauforth. Thomas Bigelow. 1799. Moses Butler. 2d. Lot Aldrich.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. 1798. Micaiah Norwood. Asaph Hall. 1796. Eli Boyden. Peter Holbrook. 1801. Stephen Potter. Daniel Goodhue. John Potter. Samuel Wilson. Ziba Aldrich. Benoni Benson.

show is the time when different families moved into the town. Probably there was as large a number of farms in the town in 1800 as there has been at any period in the town's history. If it contained it had usually a chimney at each end of the house. and to have two good-sized chambei's on the second floor. made on the east side of the South Branch opposite the Centre and between there and the Keene line. The centre of the rear part contained a large kitchen it and at the ends of acconuiiodate the three large bedrooms. and upon many hills that are now covered with timber Avas once excellent pasturage. Large numbers of cellar holes can be seen in different parts of the town Avhere some one about this period or previously had built a house and cleared off some of the adjacent laud. house. Large houses had been built and were sur- rounded by commodious buildings. . To rooms on the lower floor and the two front chambers a very large chimney was built in the centre of the Another type. At this time nearly all the land in the township had passed into the hands of men who wanted it for such a purpose. with the view of residing there perma- ductive. was to have the same construction upon the lower floor. A fashionable type for the best houses at a later date was to build with two stories and with a four-cornered flat roof. entries. pantry. Some were made upon the hills quite early but most of the hills were not settled until nearly all the low . In 1800 many of the farms were large and productive and the owners in affiuent circumstances. If it was built with two rooms upon each floor. cupboards. rooms on the lower floor. The oldest type of the best houses that were built in the town was a two-story house in front. lands liad been appropriated. and from which a larger number was built than from the first. etc.80 in 1801 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. when first cleared was quite proFields that long since were abandoned for farming once produced stout grass. But a small number of persons had settled in tlie town previous to 1800 except to engage in clearing up land for a farm. but without the second story in front. . and one The plan was to have two good-sized front story at the back part. Nearly all the land in the town The course of the settlements in the ^town was from the Centre (at which place they were mostly confined for the first twenty years) down Settlements were early the Ashuelot river and up the South Branch. nently as a farmer. Young men who reached their majority in the town and were sons of fathers who had been taxed in "What we have intended to the town are not inchided in the lists. became residents in 1800.

a was common article suet.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. a was be relied upon to constitute but it too uncertain to extent. these were soon replaced by framed houses as most of the settlers were enterprising men. Very little dependence was made upon purchasing provisions outside of the town. and upon Indian corn was regarded as the most imthe plains by cultivation. portant crop of all that was cultivated. now common to our rivers and brooks were then much larger and more abundant than they are at the present time. to be used daily in the family. cabbages and beets were all raised to help make a yearly standard family stock of provisions for a family. . Very little income was expected from the cows in the winter. The amount of fish obtained from the rivers was an important item Those fish which are in the supply of provisions for many families. wild tur- . A log house was common where a new settlement was made for a few years. used than it is at present. Johnny-cake ofWheat was cultivated to some ten was substituted for brown bread. aud the dail}^ fare of most families. The milk of one cow in the winter was all that most farmers cared to have. Potatoes. At the time the town was first settled salmon and shad made their annual visits to its rivers in large numbers. Hasty pudding was a Boiled Indian pudding frequently made with diet. but as there were saw mills in the town most of the time from the first settlement. pumpkins. enough fatted cattle and hogs were slaughtei'ed to make a suppl}'^ of fresh meat for the winter and salt meat for a year veal was the principal fresh meat used in the summer. A much many lu larger quantity of milk was used then than at present. killing of a deer furnished The occasional 6 some venison . upon the farmer's table. 81 four rooms upon each floor the chimneys were built between the front and rear rooms. turnips. Farmers who had any number of cows generally made a quautit}^ of cheese for a Butter was perhaps less year's stock. crop Beans were extensively raised. In the fall of the year or early winter. To feed a family one depended mostly upon the production of his land and the stock which he kept upon it. The principal bread used was brown bread made from rye and Indian meal. aud mutton in the fall. pease. families bread and milk of children brown and large Johuny- cake and milk constituted a large part of their food. Large quantities of rye were raised upon the newly cleared laud. and plenty of timber. Farmers. used largely for making bean porridge. produced their own meat. as a rule.

was salt fish purchased in the Boston market. a shoemaker. Flax and wool were the principal materials from which it was made. as a general thing. and a good-sized garden. . and most of the hogs were kept in a pasture or run in the highway during the summer. buckwheat. Tliey. a tanner. a sheep pasture. corn. mechanics. Grazing was depended upon almost antirely for keeping horses and cattle through the summer. after it had been harvested. exposed to rains and dews. where there was once a farm. the spinning-wheel and the looili. •labor for their mutual benefit. 1)y hand cards. made it into sheared the wool from the sheep. The principal article of food consumed. For working flax. not produced upon the farm or obtained from the rivers or forests. pease. had farms and lands that they were This enabled the mechanics and farmers to exchange clearing up. flax. to pay for work done by a carpenter.82 HISTORY OF SAVANZEY. The income most relied upon to raise . partridges were as numerous as at present. a field of turnips. until the woody part became brittle and could be cleaved from the fibre by the use of the break and After the men had done their part of the work upon the tlax swingle. cloth. When men had the use of the constituted a large part of their feed. and perhaps more so. hay A fields. made it into The art of dyeing yarn and cloth was confided to the women. oats. kej's -were frequently killed pigeons Avere more plentiful than thej' are at the present time . for such articles of food and clothing as could not be pro- duced. women. a hog pasture. of rye. had pastures for cattle and horses. well arranged farm. ground. spinning-wheels and looms. beans. potatoes. to meet the requirements of a family. by a blacksmith. and grass and roots cloth. portant part of farm operations. that there are not to be seen more or less old apple trees. men were skilled in the process of rotting This was done by spreading it on the it. and to pay taxes required that a considerable amount The of something should be disposed of to meet such payments. cider appears to liave been regarded as an im- The production of Seldom do we find an old cellar hole. The clothing of both men and women was almost entirely homespun. wheat. by the use of the hatchel. the fibre was handed over to the wives and daughters. The practices of the times were such that an ordinary farmer provided most of the food and clothing for his family from the production of his land and the labor of himself and family within the bounds of his own To pay possessions.

Some men made a business of going to market with what could be carried in a pair of panniers. at least. Men his horse behind him with as much pride as one does now in a nice A pillion was placed behind the saddle. the other the mother brought in her arms. Riding horseback was the usual mode of travelling when people horse. The farmers that went to market in this way had to exercise considerable economy that their expenses might not consume too large a these loads were portion of the products sold. Mass. Wheeled carriages for people to ride in were but little used at the period of 1800. was also carried from home. He rode one horse and brought such articles as he could . liquor and Quite an amount of goods was transported upon horses by the use of panniers. money was from laud was new and of a considerable 83 The the sale of cattle. Johu Whitcomb came to the town about the year 1763 from Bolton. a box or two of poultry. and some of !lie grain to be It was considered no fed to the team. a quantity facture. Mr. which enabled the farmers to dispose amount of stock annually. productive. a public house. These were a pair of baskets suspended one upon each side of a horse. a jack-knife for each of the boys. horses. a piece of goods to make tlie wife a dress and some trinkets for the girls. and in some cases. The loads carried to market were largely made up of a few hundred pounds of pork. . a few gallons of molasses. hay. of tea.. a web of frockiug and a piece of flannel. The return load would consist of a few bushels of salt. sheep and hogs. his wife rode another which carried a pair of panniers. and fastened to it carriage. oxen were brought into requisition. A large part of the food eaten while gone was taken with them from home. to Boston or some other place where there was a good market. with the surplus production of their farms and some goods of domestic manuand made purchases of some of the principal articles that would be needed the coming year. for the person to sit upon that rode behind. It was common for two persons to ride upon one took their wives and daughters to church upon their horses behind them. impropriety in those times for a person going to market to eat his own lunch or to feed his own grain to his horses at The tavern keeper was satisfied if he furnished the lodging. Large numbers of drawn by a single horse. a number of cheeses. A youug man would gallant a lady friend upon rode. some by two horses. Large numbers of the farmers went once a year. a few tubs of butter. several gallons of rum.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. with a wife and three small children. In each of the baskets a child was placed.

Stevens. Joseph Emerson. 1804. 1803. Eleazer Franklin. Abraham Stearns. 1806. James Sibley Taft.84 HISTORY OF SWANZET. and a cocked hat. Nehemiah Bennett. The following named persons became residents of Swanzey and were taxed in the town for the first time in the following years . : 1802. passed over this road. David Dwinuell. James Brewer. woollen and linen goods but nice silk dresses wei'e not uncommon. Nahum Baldwin. Wid. Garinter Hastings. Sibley Taft. James Cummings. Abijah Stearns. Uriah Parmenter. Josiah Whitcomb. Benjamin Barrett. William Newcomb. . The one on the hill was a noted house. Willis. John Fitch. David Bennett. Abraham Aldrich. It was first kept by Henry Morse and then by Francis Goodhue. The women's clothing was mostly made from homespun. short breeches. Noah 1805. Phinehas Field. Gideon G. a powdered wig. Levi VVhitcomb. Cornelius Hines. Selah Smead. . William Fairbrother. These cloaks were made from imported goods. Richard Gale. Solomon Mattliews. now Troy. long stockings. A man fashional)ly dressed wore a ruffled shirt bosom. The road passed south from the Centre and then turned to the soutlieast and passed up over the hill into what was then Fitzwilliam. George Hill. This travel made business for public houses at the Centre and for one on the hill in that part of Swanzey which is included in Troy. and much of that of Vermont going to Boston. Hannah Kelley. A large part of the teaming from Cheshire county. Reuben Worcester. Most women in comfortable circumstances had a scarlet woolen cloak made with a hood.John Guild. For a long time one of the most travelled thoroughfares in Cheshire county was the road that passed through the centre of Swanzey. knee buckles.

William Rider. Noah Ames. Zadoc L. Eleazer Mason. Paul Raymond. Clark Brown. Ahaz Howard. Richard Crossett. 1809. Alpheus Perry. Lawson Moore. Taft. Luther Chapmau. 1810. Jonathan Locke. Levi Dunham. Daniel Verry. Asaliel Shirtleff. Josiah Wilson. David Hosley. Taft. Peter Rice. Foster Emerson. Eleazer Lovelaud. John Cummings. Moses Howard. 1813. Thomas Wheelock. Deliverance Brown.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. George Stevens. Brown 1811. 1807. Jonathan Hill. Lot Biugliam. Nehemiali Andrews. Reuben Britton. Joel Mellen. 1814. 85 John Perry. Samuel Holden. James Henry. Barnard Wheeler. David Brown. Timothy Smith. Daniel Wetherbee. Laban Starkey. Benoni Austin. Levi Willard. 1808. Fisher Bullard. Zadoc Taft. Alpheus Caprou. Jonas Blodgett. Jonas Hunt. . 1812. John Long. Hale Mason. Timothy Feseudon. Henry Cooper. Levi Long. Phinehas Stone. Daniel Osborn. Joseph Slate.

1816. Zachariah Field. William Balch. Joseph Carter. Amos Houghton. Stephen Harris. Jonathan Martin. Sands Aldrich. John Withington. Ephraim K. John Cximmings. Josiah Leach. . Bela Chase. 1817. Ebenezer Warren. William Morse. Bartholomew Parsons. William Bridge. Levi Lewis. Israel Davis Healey. James Underwood. Aaron Lombaixl. 1815. John Black. Simeon Ellis. Calvin Field. Henry Baxter. Otis Capron. Robert Emerson. Jeremiah Amidon. 1819. Peter Rogers. Barton Kelley. Silas Jones. Daniel Rajmiond. ZadoC Rogers. Ezra Emerson. Frost. John Leonard.86 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1820. Abijah Gilsou. Jonathan Holbrook. Nathan Ellis. Martin Thompson. John Chamberlain. Joel Eaton. Woodward. 1818. Williiim Black. Alexander Perry. Natlianiel Thompson. Elisha Simonds. Jonathan Babbit. 1821. 1822. Samuel Russell. Calvin Bemis. Tristan Aldrich. David Stone. Samuel Stone. Joualhau Hill. Martin Stone. 1823. Charles Howland.

Russell Ballon. . 1827. 1828. Asa Jackson. Lockhart Brockway. William Winchester. C apron.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. David Holbrook. Eoswell Parker. Jesse Peters. Carlton Parker. William Southworth. Rogers. Allen Woodward. George Darling. About began the beginning of the present century to look to other places for temporary many young men and permaemployment . Elias Thatcher. Hardin Albee. Ebenezer Colman. Amasa 1830. 1824. George Bucklin. 1829. S. Jairus Perry. Daniel Linsej^. Seth Leonard. Clearing and cultivating the land and the labors inci- dent to a new settlement gave employment to all who wished of the to Avork. "William Sebastian. Archer Campbell. James Emerson. William Wheelock. Baxter Murdock. Oliver Capron. 1825. Silas Wheeler. Daniel Temple. Stilmau Wilson. David Hill. Jonathan Jackson. Alfred Britton. Charles Pratt. first From the time of the settlement of the town to the end of the century there was no necessity for common laborers to go from home to obtain work. Major Gould. Reuben Porter. 87 Charles Frost. Peters. Howard Clark. Joseph Newell. Hiram BoUes. Thomas Ockiiigtou. Jonathan W. Barnabas C. 1826. George Oliver. Peter Starkey. Alvin Nasoii. Charles Wilson. Charles Greene. layman Parker.

food for both themselves and teams being carried from their homes. A common practice for a young man was to take a few articles of clothing. This. For a limited time many went to the St. when sawed into lumber. Others went down to Conneeticnt river towns and hibored at farming others went to Boston and vieinitv and worked at gardeninsi. do them up in a bundle.drawino. making a long and laborious A brake on the wagon trip occn|>ying the larger part of two days.88 nent homes. The teamsters expended but little money on the road. The route from East Swanzey was by the B. Ohio. This work was mostly done by farmers with ox teams. swing it on his back and walk. August and September) to Northfield. distributing it to the weavers in the different families and gathering up the clotli after it was woven. All of them were the old-fashioned sash mills. sometimes only one pair and a horse. truekino. finding a market at Springfield. has always been an article of export. was ''carted" (usually in May and June. > HISTORY OF SWANZEY. men made most important business in Swanzey from first working of pine into building material and wooden ware. The mills were heavily stocked during the winter with pine logs and were often run day and night during the spring in cutting out the lumber. and some to Canada. But very little grain was fed to farming the to last has been the Next . Lawrence river in Canada and worked at boating on that river. early built not only on the larger but on the smaller streams. F. and sometimes three pairs. Swanzey were engaged in weaving cotton cloth in liand looms. Hartford and New Haven. The teams ordinarily consisted of two pairs of oxen. Some went to Vermont. a temporar}' pole between the pairs of cattle being supplied to assist in holding back in going down the steep grades. was not then used. The expense of riding in a coach was too great for these men in going to and returning from these places of temporary abode. a hand cait. or found employment on board a fishing vessel. A few went to Maine and some drifted down to ]Massachusetts. Some a business of going to Rhode Island with a team for the yarn. Pennsj-lvania. when seasoned. Between the years 1810 and 1820 a large number of the women in . Lombard and Atkinson places through '\Vesti)ort and Winchester and over the Northfield hills. For many years about this date an extensive business was carried on in transporting lumber to Northfield where it was " rafted " down the Connecticut river. New York. the number of sites where one of these mills stood or had stood was not less than fifteen. Saw mills were In 1830. The large quantity of superior old growtli pine.


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These old trees gave the town in many places a very disagreeable appearance and where they stood in mowing lands they were and bark. It was an indi- cation of a shiftless farmer to see his pastures covered with small sapling pines. Tliere were four or five of these machines in operation at the same time previous to the introduction of the pail business. their some of them retaining bark and limbs and some entirely destitute of them. grain or wheat. generally in the cultivated large areas of land and manured hill. and most had more or on their lands. These worthless trees were generally of cutting. coarse and defective trees of no value. trees could be seen in almost all directions. such as would now be very valuable for timber. were cut and burned on the ground merely to get them out of the way. rye. They bought but little flour. Early in the present century macliines for sawing pointed shingles were introduced. Many acres of pines of a larger growth. The sale of this timber year by year and the money they received from the lumbermen for teaming gave them the means of paying their taxes and furnishing the necessary Most farmers less pine timber supplies for their families. in those days. purposely or accidentally. They sparingly. presenting nothing but a tall black stump. The farmers at tins period endeavored to produce large quantities of corn. .GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. and all the trees not preAs late as 1830 large numbers of these viously dead would be killed. took but a few years for many of the pastures to become so much covered with them that they would be worthless for grazing purposes. No one appeared to think that any benefit would be derived by letting them grow. The block to be sawed was held in position by dogs. By a self-setting arrangement. beef and pork. The making of split and shaved pine shingles was an important industry in the town for many years. The merchants in the town were generally dealers in shingles. potatoes. It. and large. a constant annoyance 1)}' the falling of limbs For a long time the constant springing up of young pines was a great trouble to the farmers. left standing to avoid the labor After a piece of timber land had been cut over it was generally burned. they would saw from each end of a block first a butt end of a shingle then the pointed end. by farmers to cattle for fodder. For a long time after the town was settled good pine timber was of but little value. 89 hay being used almost exclusively at this period kept an ox team. instead of spreading broadcast. The excellent pine timber was well adapted to this business.

With all took usually not less than six or seven weeks to the help that could be finish the haying and tiie harvesting. For the raising of mone3' by the sale of grain. Home-made woollen clothes for men and women. The the stout. They were alvva^'s in demand b}^ those who Oats were generally sown ui)on land wlien it kept public houses. had so diminished that gathering. Most of had never been heard the hills. For mak- . the horse attached to the end of the sweep. the boy with a straw in his . There was alwa3's winter rye to be harvested extensive fields of which were u[)on new ground and had obtained it to be reaped. The old-fashioned mill .90 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. oats were relied upon more than corn or rye. Men and bo\'s did not do all the farm work during haying. . but continual cropping with slight fertilit}' crops of grass and grain on this primitive soil were very manuring. . some women and worked in the hay fields in the afternoon about as constantly as and others that did not work in the field drove up the cows and milked them. were made in the families of most farmers. Men went into the field at sunrise. more or loss meadow land. was seeded wit!) to grass. and they were fortunate if their work was done before sundown. Quite a large quantity of cider was drank at this time. one at East the other at West Swanzey. Much of the mowing land. first the labor-saving machines now in use on tiie farm of. as now. For making the wool into rolls two sets of machinery were run by water power. of straw and pumice . There were probably' as mau}^ as a dozen cider mills in the town that were kept constantly in use during girls the men . the fall to make the annual supply of cider. slowly circling around. much of the hay crop was veiy light hardly worth Most farmers had then. Some farmers placed yearly. There were but fevv women that could not use the spinning wheel for making the rolls into yarn. Tlie condition of the ha}^ fields at this time (1830) and the tools used made haying a season of intensely hard labor. — but this was often quite remote from the homestead. from ten to thiity barrels of cider in their cellars. the jaws of which received the a[»ples as descended from the hopper the peculiar squeak of these timl)ers as they revolved and received the apples in their embrace the numerous barrels about the establishment the loads of apples. . boys and girls. and upon land which had previously been [ilanted potatoes and corn. There were but few men that did not use it. turning the fluted rollers. especially on was thickl}^ set with stumps and sandwiclied with stones. the barrel sucking the newly made beverage — this mouth bending over was the picture two generations ago. the piles the}' .

Israel Stan- Alexander Perry and Alvah Tiiompson. During church hours on Sundays these animals might be seen hitched under the horse sheds. E. hicles. Levi Blake. Cloth that was designed for men's and boys' clothing was woven from uncolored yarn. For an establishment it required a good-sized building. A Many of these farmers kept mares from which they raised colts. and the one at West Swanzey was the ley'. The making of boots and shoes gave emplo3'ment to many men. water power and expensive raachiner}-. At this time but few i)ersons rode horseback as their fathers and mothers had done fifty years before. going from house to house to do the work. There were two meeting houses in town. The raising and working of flax ceased previous to 1830. Capt. Men's and boys' woollen clothes were made mostly by women tailors. 91 ing stockings. Tlie seats rested on wooden arm-springs attached to timber sill springs. Of those perriage. whose shops were located in diflTerent parts of the town. E. shearing and Tlie clothier's trade was one of the important trades of Years of apprenticeship were reqnired to learn it. and the wheels were fastened upon the axletrees with linch-pins. The wagons were made with skeaned wooden axletrees. the one at the Centre was what is now the town-house. Levi Blake. There East and West Swanzey. This cloth went to tlie clothier to be finished. Capt.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. coloring. Amos Bailey. Many farmers had a few shoemakers' tools and did their own cobbling. tlie yarn was colored by the women. Capt. flannels find frocking. E.. eral use. Hon. Page. Benj. shade trees and to . present Baptist church. Brown. Most of the tanning for the people of the town was done bj'Capt. Esq. Nearl}' all were farmers with their families. Colman. Hon. were clothiers' mills at men made a practice of going to tlie homes of the people and doing the family shoemaking. In payment the}' would be quite likel}' to sell some hemlock bark if such they had. Factory Village. Some of these time. Maj. tlie finishing consisted in fnlling. veiy fair proportion of the people attended service at one or the other of these houses. David Holbrook. Belding. Farmers would take the hides of their slaughtered cattle to the tanner and have them tanned for their own use. PI Carpenter. The jiressing. The chaise of those times was a nice well-made carIt was too expensive for most people to have. Wheel carriages had been brought into gen- A common wagon and a nice chaise were the ordinary veThe wagons were made with a framed bod}"^ which was set solid on wooden axletrees. sons in town who did have such a carriage were Rev. Westport and at Swanzey Pond.

HISTORY OF SAVANZEr. Men . in bringing the teams to the doors. 111 no. Such scenes were annoying to the men but they made fun for the boys. Horace Drewrej*. disannexed from Swanzey and but after a fair hearing before a committee of the legislature the project failed to be accomplished. Sunday schools had not been establislied. in less than $50. town voted to receive : . the colts would be full of frolic. and 24 no. giving the people of the was chosen sums not exceeding S300 nor town the preference in nuUving . vote on abolishing capital punishment: yes. Wages were low compared with those of the present day. on the question of the revision of the State Constitution Since then when the question has been : before the people of the town they hav>e generally voted no. would work on a farm or teach school for ten or fiTteen dollars a month woidd work with a pair of oxen logging in the winter for a dollar and women at house work or school-teaching twenty-five cents a day woidd receive a dollar and a half or two dollars per week. Carlton. 112. so there was nothing better for the boys to do during interniission than to look at the colts and ascertain which was the most valuable. In 1833. Winslow Parker. 66. no. Aaron "Wheeler. Israel Brown.92 the fences. Benjamin H. 76.S36. but few will . on question of the State making an appropriation for an Insane Hospital yes. time in the following years : 1831. Wethcrbee Chamberlain. including the Factory Village and what joined to now Spragueville. In 1854. government: yes. As most of the important records of town affairs of the present centiny are more appropriately given in other chapters. After the services were out. In 1837. . The invariable rule was to have two services and a long intermission between thein. The following-named persons were taxed in Swanzey for the first is Keene . George Metcalf. Barney Bowles. S. 184. In 1844. its share of surplus P21ijah Cari)enter money from U. agent to receive and loan said money the loans. Millins Holbrook. 25 no. 164 voted yes. In 1. a determined effort was made by the people in the northeast part of the town to have their territory. get away from their mothers and go off with strange horses. be inserted here.

Orren Black. 1835. Jacob Patch. Joshua Stoddard. 1836. Samuel D. Thomas T. Noah A Id rich. Daniel H. 1832. Samuel Carter. George W.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. Lyman Field. Jonas H. John P. King. Dexter Howard. Francis H. Benjamin Thatcher. Jedediah Cooper. . William Calkins. Alvah Holinan. Roberts Hovey. John Lebourveau. AVilliam Severance. William Banks. Elisha Rockwood. William Flagg. Nathaniel Oliver. Stephen Faulkner. Jason Tyler. Alva Keyes. Goodell. 1833. George Talbot. George Thatcher. 93 Elbridge G. John Bowker. Moses Kinney. Evelith. Erasmus Marble. Josiah B. Bates. Franklin Goodnow. Wetherbee. 1834. Nathan Winch. Irus Metcalf. Howe. Francis Morse. Thomas Shapl}'. Ellis. Sabin. Sylvanus Bartlett. Franklin Hoi man. George W. Lincoln Wheelock. 1838. John Hale. Merriam. 1837. John Stone. Nathan Watkins. Elisha Hutchins. William Morse. Everson Cook. Silas Brewer. Oliver Lakin. Benjamin Flint. Cass. Joseph Putney. William Tenney. Joseph Hill.

L.94 HISTORY OF SWAXZEY. Daniel Cobnrn. Darius E. Alfred Marble. Benjamin Marvin. Wright. Moses D. 1844. Merrick Wetherbee. P. Fletcher. J. Albert Butes. Roswell Brairaf. Ballon. Reuben Twitehel. Samuel Rockwood. L^'man Gates. Goodnow. Henry Starkey. Jesse W. George IL Rice. Gray. George W. 1840. William W. Silas Ballon. Davis H. Orlando Frink. A. Calvin AVhite. Samuel Page. Alexander. Aaron E. 1839. Jaivis Bates. "William Barns. William D. Mnrpliy. 1845. Lsaac C. . Jennison. David Taylor. 1843. Cooper. James Capron. Ansel Bourn. WilUird Gay. 1842. Tenney. Joseph Ware. Bridges. Josepli Barber. Gary. Levi Adams. Israel Hale. Rnfus Bo wen. Jones Plummer. Chester Lyman. Samuel J. George W. John Stearns. Alonzo Ballon. Harvey W. Bemsley Lord. John F. Wilson. P^benezer Ciain. Peter Bates. Elislia Munsell. Joseph Read. 1841. David Harris. Calvin Wright. Rufns Gates. Abraham Spoffurd. William S. Levi Streeter. Chamberlain. Willard Adams. Holbrook. Josei)h O. Etiakim Esterbrooks. George Marsh. Barns. Aaron Wilson. INIansfield.

Eseck Butfum. John Foster. Elijah H. Jolin Fitzgeronid. Abel Bowers. Silas B. Prescott D. 1846. P^aiiklin Ball. Leonard. Benjamin Wilson. 1849. William Sumner Black. Ainasji Ballon. Rnssell B. Adams. George H. Sargent. Howard B. Taft. Ell)ridge G. Farnnm E. Wilder. Jeremiah Ilale. Tha3'ei'. Hall. W. David G. Orlando Cooliclge. Elliott George W. Dnnton. Shipley W. Asahel W. Blown. San ford Bolles. John S. Lewis Carpenter. Lorenzo Ballon. Harvey Lawrence. Geoi"ge Lord. John II. Cyrene Johnson. Howard. Esqnire Ballon. Seth Leonard. John Mead. . Alonzo Wilson. 95 Albert R. Ballon. Cobnrn. Isaac Knight. Daniel Hale. Marshall Rixford. AYilliam Sawyer. 1851. Daniel Greenleaf. Partridge.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. 184S. diaries J. Richardson. Nelson. Levi Farnsworth. Prentice. 1852. Orrin F. Jolin S. Harvey Beal. Whitcomb. Robert P. Gilbert S. Robinson. Joseph Wilson. White. Mason. Levi M. Wellington. Lavvson Beckvvitli. Ozial Ballon. Palmer. Oakman. 1850. Josiali Kellogg. Charles Temple. Knight. Simeon B. Jonathan Drnr}'. Galon Whipple.

Fox. Nathaniel Bourn. George P. Willard Ballon. John W. Jarvis Eaton. Taggard. Doolittle. Davifl L. Bourn. Orriek L. T. 1853. Badger. Reynolds. Samuel INIattoon. Wel)ber. David R. Faulkner. G. . Bailey Corlis. Haskell.96 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Carlos Quinn. Bachelor. John C. Robert Crofford. Rixford. Isaac Lampson. Lucius C. Charles Bowles. Proctor Ruberts. Huntley. Griggs. Pvbenezer F. 2(1. Hale. 1858. Charles Burnliam. Underwood. Jolin F'oster. John I). G. Tonne}'. D. Luke El lor. Johp A. Clark. Nathaniel Bourn. George W. Bradford. 1854. Isaac Stowell. Frank J. Daniel P. Nason. Gardner Wheeler. Ephraim P. Arza Higgins. AVard. Moses E. George W. Joseplius Handy. Bigelow. Francis H. Sanford S. Comings. Eli W. Ciilvin M. Calvin Newton. Jonathan G. Combs. 2d. Hale. Andrew Hannah. George Porter. William N. Salmon H. 1855. William l\i[)ley. Olis D. Edward Wilcox. Leaiuler Criiin. Kobcrt Hamilton. Stilman A. Tiiouipson. Wright. J. Daniel W. A. Asa B. Huntley. Timothy Sherman. Oratio Stratton. CiarU. 1856. 1857. Marshall. Porter. Wilber. Combs. George H. Amos William Clark. Jolin C.

Stone. John H. Henry Waid. Ingalls. Eaton. Anderson Aldrich. John F. Smith. Clark. Allen B. Eastman. Gil more. 1859. Patrick Burke. Samuel Bishop. . Samuel Heard. Thomas Lonegan. Amos L. Warren Hunt. Jacob Hart. Hunt. Granville R. Farris. Ithamer Ward. Levi Crouch. George I. Noyce. 1865. Dickinson. George H. Charles Talbot. Forrestall. Charles Alexander. Joseph N. Draper. Forrestall. Grove Bid well. 1860. Sawyer. Willard S. William C. Darwin D. 1863. Eli Thomas. Hammond. Breed. Oakman.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. Benjamin Mead. Amos H. Samuel S. Franklin B. San ford A. Charles Quinn. Worsley. Luther S. John Crouch. Hay ward. 1864. Pratt. Cutler. Heniy F. Asaph Corlis. Obed Holton. Taylor. 7 Daniel H. Francis S. Hemmenway. David Buffura. George Sweetzer. Loren P. Gove. Chauncey H. John A. Abraliam Draper. Charles G. . Sparhawk. Asa C. Perhara. Ciiarles H. Ira Hooper. Orleans S. 1862. Luther Beal. 97 Louis Broulett. Corey. Baxter. Araasa Fuller. George W. Burrill Porter. William Knight. George W. Crouch. George W. Fisher. Norcross. William I. John E. Clark B. 1861.

1869. Hector A. J. Alonzo A. J. Lewis. M. Allen. W. Geo. Towns. Alonzo A. Martin Cheever. F'. Cliarles John H. Follansbee. Ira Giistine. Tupper. Kendall. John Conlon. Roswell Stowell. H. N. W^'nian Goodell. 1868. Martin Hanrahan. Holt. E. Nash. - Andrew Walter B. John A. Charles M. A. B. Asa S. A. -John H. Blake. Hiram Avery. Homer Evans.98 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Joel Derby. Noyes. Alfred S. S. Hubbard. JNahum Ward. Hopkins. William Casey. . Lovering. Benjamin Morrow. Rand. W. Joseph Ellor. Powers. 1867. Edwin Foster. James D. Smith. W. Marsh. Hopkins. Maxfield. George W. Allen. Marcy. Dexter H. William Riple}'. Patrick Hare. Bates. Thomas Nay Ion. Ballon. E. Cheevcr. David Pellvy.John Fife. A. Frank Pluff. Streeter. Allen Beal. Fish. 'Geo. Charles A. Richard Grogan. 1870. p4)hraini F. Oliver L. Jacob Rich. Cook. Barrus. . William Calkins. Thomas. Warren B. Walton. Ohailiah Spragne. Alex. S. Volne}^ A. isne. Lyman Tenney. John Conboy. Brooks. James H.

Edward Watson. Osmon C. Collier. Patterson. Taft.^ James Biggs. Stone. Castle. Stihnan George F. Timothj' Donovan. Cass Bullock. Eastman. Carlton. 1876. Smith. George W. Charles W. Russell. Faulkner. 1878. Hardy. Horace Fifield. 1874. Dana Fuller.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORr. James Price. John M. Amos C. jr. Albert W. Charles N. Bidwell. Newell. Nelson W. John L. Michael Cantlin. Ephraim Crouch. Knight. Jarib S. John Blake. 99 Lnther Alexander. Avery Bryant. Ballon. Michael Pluff. Francis M. Stone. John F. Erdix S. Davison. Fifield. James M. Hinds. Prentice. . 1875. Jehiel White. 1871. Spencer Tileston. Charles Norwood. Ira D. John Cameron. Calvin Alexander. Benjamin C. Kendall. Charles L. Elijah Howard. Frank N. Elbridge Amidon. Haskell. George W. Prime. Hiram Forbush. Augustus B. 1873. George H. George W. Philip P. Winch. Haskell Carpenter. Crouch. Homer Stratton. Herrick. Henry Fassett. 1877. Crouch. Luman B. 1872. Crouch. Elisha Burnham. Dauphin W. Franklin Downing. Timothy Fitzgerald.. Andrew L. Warren Ellis. Rice. Arthur B. Fernando P. Richardson.

Stoddard. Cram. Higgins. Newell. Daniel P. Zina G. Flagg. 1880. Beal. Samuel E. "William Bory. Strickland. Wilber Fitch. Whitcomb. Lovering. S. Thomas Hanrahan. Hiram Bryant. Adams. Barden. Tyrrell. Edwin H. Newell. Harvey P. Hanrahan. Howard. Beal. Ballou. 1882. Sylvester M. Frederic Dolby. Nathan F. Jacbb M. Albert G. Nelson Collier. Cram. George A. Horace N. George W. Albert A. Charles A. Frank P. Dodge. William Bory. Albert S. Amos E. John A« Bartlett. Bartlett. Bryant. 1883. Simonds. Daniel Twitchell. Charles Bouvier. Ward. 1881. E. William W. Irish. Anthony 1879. A. Davis. Edward R. Taft. 1884. Fred A. Dickerman. Freeman. Avery. Atkinson. Walter E. jr. Kiblin. Walter D. John B. Charles J. Spring. Sanderson. French. L^man P. Frank O. Sanderson. Martin G. George Gunn. Peter Bowen. James T. . At wood. Edwin Chandler. Stearns Tarbox.. Fred H.100 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Marsh. Edward D. 1885. Asa H. Henry H. Hobert L. Simeon A. Colon}'. Nelson Cataract. Irvin Chandler. Leonard Newell. William W. Herbert C.

Stone. Lewis A. Gates. Ceylon E. Wm. Rowe. Jerome. Benjamin Byam. Alphonso A. Dennis O'Brien. Jerome. Montgomery. Frank R. I.GENERAL OUTLINE HISTORY. Nash. 101 Charles Eveleth. Willard B. 1886. Lang. Archie Thompson. Limon Dustin. Verry. Artie W. Benjamin Bowen. . John Shover. Arson L. Ira White. Andrew Bloom. 1888. Rand. Boyce. Martin G. Byron. Spofford. Harvey S. Edward Normandy. Orsamus C. Benjamin Wheeler. Mason. Ellery L. 1887. Andrew E. Ford. Emer}^ Levi EUor. Bliss. Hardin S. Charles N. Daniel Harper. 1890. Amasa Marsh. Flavial B. George F. Prentiss Britton. Peasly. Smith. Eri B. Smith. Oilman Raymond. Wm. 1889. Justus Putnam. Rixford. Warren E. Harvey Woodward. Joshua N. Inman. Joseph Blanchette. Lang. Robert Pitts. Nathan B. Woodwell. Towne. Joseph F. Cole. Thorning. Benjamin F. Lester H. Ethan Joseph Bunting. Charles E.

— — — — — Each. Soon after the first settlement a piece of land was laid common for a training field. As there was a continual want of soldiers during this period to garrison the forts and protect the laborers in the fields. Officers of Movements Duking the Revolutionary War— Soldiers Bunker Hill — Cambridge — Canada —Ticondeuoga. — Col. At the commencement of the Revolutionary \ war three regiments had been organized (102) in place of the first one. partly for the reason that it had strong forts garrisoned mostly by its own soldiers. the men . As long as it was supposed that Swanzey belonged to Massachusetts. that the did men In 1760 New Hampshire had organized the militia in this part of the state (Cheshire and Sullivan Counties) into one regiment. UAL Record — Military Laws Trainings and Musters — Swanzey's Military Companies — Cavalry— Artillery Rifle Co. and while the latter state hesitated in exercising its control over the people in this part of the state.CHAPTEE IV. it is not likely much service except as members of those military sent from Massachusetts for the protection of the setorganizations or tlements. This was situated north and northwest of the present town house. it is probable that the people were not required by the force of law to perform any mil- itary service. v\rere doubtless trained in accordance with the laws of that it state but when of New was found that the town was within the jurisdiction Hampshire. the early settlement of the town a military spirit pervaded all To have a militaYy title affixed to one's name classes of people. etc. Josiah Willard was its colonel. Swanzey suffered less during the French and Indian wars than most of the other towns in this vicinity . IN was considered as a mark of honorable distinction. Military Affairs. Eaely AT ^Military Hammond's Ride — Beef for thk Army — Bounties and Payments to Soldiers — War of 1812 Action of the Town in the War of the Rebixlion — Enlistments — Draft — Bounties Paid Soldier's Ini>ivid . volunteering in cases of special emergencies. .

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*Thomas Greene. William Grimes. sen. Ensign Timothy Bishop. *Eli Kimball. Uriah How. t*Abijah Whitcomb. jr. Jethro Kimball. John Applin. Elijah Belding. Elkanah Lane.. Benjamin Starkey. Ephraira Cummings. f* Joseph Hammond. *Jonatlian Whitcomb. William Carpenter. Joseph Hammond. f-*Williain jr. Levi Rugg. f*Nehemiah Cummings. Simeon Puffer. *Josiah Prime. Joshua Graves. John Whitcomb. Peuticost Stanley. *Joseph Greene. Joseph Cummings. Wyat Gunn. jr. It has been said that Capt. sen.. *Daniel Gunn. t*Abraham Grillith. Calvin Frink. jr. John Rugg. *Amos Day. which correct. *Jonathan Woodcock. t*Hezekiah Scott. Benjamin Follett. John Follett. The names of the twenty-two men of Capt. Isaac Hammond. t*Enoch Cummings. Henry Stevens. Jonathan Nicols.. *Joshua Durant. Samuel Page.. Sauiuel Wright. *Moses Belding.. Daniel Bishop. t*Benjamin Hews. Lieutenant Daniel Warner. Elisha Whitcomb. Charles Grimes. Thomas Cresson. Hammond's company who enlisted for eight months are marked with a *. Daniel Day. Hammond's company assembled at his house and were ready to start at sunrise the twenty-first. Eleazer Brown. jr. t*Nathaniel Hills. we think is nearly Capt. jr. We make the following roll of Capt. *Benjamin Parker.. Hammond's company from the town records of bounties paid to its Revolutionary soldiers for ser- vices performed at different times and places.. Samuel Hills. Heatou. Elijah Graves.. Joseph Dickinson. Edward Hazen. Jonathan Whitcomb was commissioned captain of one of the New . t*Amasa Parkei'. Nathaniel Foster. James Grimes. t*Levi Durant.104 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Aaron Parsons.

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Whitcomb was in the battle of Bunker Hill with his company and he was commended for his "resolution. Tlie names of Swanzey men in his company are marked with a f. in Capt. and having no other means of subslstance for himself and family but by Husban- That your Petitioner Hostilities between Great Britain . Stark's regiment. at the Commencement of and America Inlisted as a private soldier in defence of his Country. Hines of Chesterfield had in his compan}' Moses Belding Capt. . as a Compensation for past Sufferings. Your Petitioner some 3'ears since made Application to the General Court of this state. Calvin Frink was surgeon in Col. and was allowed Wages as a Garrison Soldier for in Paper Currency and not received till some conTime afterwards was of very little Value by reason of DeSince that Time your Petitioner has been (as he is inpreciation. Joseph Starkey and Abner Da}-. but being siderable formed) struck out of the List of such Soldiers which Received pa}^ as fit for Garrison Dut}^ while others in like Circumstances still Receive something from the state. and attached to Col. Scott's Company' and Col. renders his Worldly Circumstances very Indigent. Stark's Regiment and that on the Memorable 17th of June 1775 your Petitioner was called to Action at Bunker Hill. but probabl}' to some in Massachusetts. whereby he was for a long time totally Disabled from Labour. Thomas of Rindge had Benja. in which Battle he Received a wound by a Musket Ball entering his left Shoulder. and Thomas Green was in Col. 105 Hampsliire companies that were raised immediately after the battles of Lexington and Concord. Oliver Capron of Richmond was in a Massachusetts regiment with a company and had in it.MILITARY AFFAIES. Capt. of Swanzey men. Stark's regiment at Cambridge. Dr. Capt. "The petition of shire in said state — Humbly sheweth— in Thomas Green the of Swanzey in the County of Che- Year 1775. To what regiments the remaining seven belonged. is not known. min Parker. Read's regiment. dry on a new tract of Land.* one year. From the following petition we infer that Green's wound proved to be quite serious. Among those wounded at Bunker Hill were Thomas Green and Benjamin Parker of Svvanze3^ Parker was returned as mortally wounded but he recovered and continued in the service and was killed at Stillwater." Of the other ten of the twenty-two Capt.

106 Your HISTORY OF SWANZEY." Svvanzey. . While I catch and curry the old red mare. Hammond I'd like to know fate on the morrow of mj^ sou . in that vicinity and among them his son Joseph. Petitionei.therefore HLunbly pra\^es tluit your Honors would in take the matter into consideration and Grant him such Relief as Wisdom you shall think proper. So wife in the morning the breakfast prepare. 1785. all fit for a ride. When he heard that the battle had been fought he prepared to start the following morning for the field of conflict. To ofl' on the morroAv and learn what I can. voted. in a day. . 'tis needful we rest. the General Courts Attention. The Colo rose early and early prepared To start on his journey as he had declared And soon in the door-yard the old mare was tied. Elkanah Lane i Selectmen . your And as in Duty Bound shall ever pray. 1785.] Col. that he might know the result of the bat- In the morning he started and rode through of about ninety miles and returned the next day. Joseph Hammond who went to Cambridge at the head of a company of Swanzey ton and Concord was at soldiers immediately after the battles of Lexinghome when the battle of Bunker Hill was He knew that a number of Swanzey men were in the army fought. All saddled. of Rep. [In Surgeon. And I have resolved and approved of the plau. Nor doubt I a moment my son Joe was there In fighting our foe men to fight his full shai-c . and that the wound he then Received is now broke open and become a Running Ulcer and we would Humbly Recomend hiiu as an Object Worthy of the Hon." H. do hereby Certify that the above said Thomas Green was wounded at the Battle of Bunkers Hill in the year 1775. Calvin Frink. Till then let us sleep. We the Subscribers.Joe I learn by the herald that rode by to-night The . June 16. a distance following The poem " Says old Colo. tle. June 11. describes this famous ride. Tho^ Green. Elisha Scott i of Swanzey. And dream what we may we will hope for the best. The unwelcome news of the Bunker Hill fight. that he be allowed eighteen shillings per month until further orders. all bridled.

. and son. at Bunker Hill's side. and oppressive the dust. From Swanzey. To calm her a Avee ere he got up to ride. Tho' sweltering the heat. lo ! called for refreshments as 'Some oats for my would a bold knight mare. all a bumper of sling!' To liquored up in those days. No sign that she was weary that she required rest. He reached for the bridle when started the mare. ere it was sundown her day's work was done. Wife. (The Colonel on forward and Joe on behind) So lightly she cantered and turned up the road. Swift strode the red mare and strong was her tread.MILITARY AFFAIRS. And early next morning the red mare was seen Her head up. A place on the road of fame and renown. And ere Sol his car to the zenith had run. her tail up. And I shall be rigged for the ride weU enough. you will find. Then sprang to the saddle 'thout further delay. ! . . the Colonel looked so militaire He patted her neck as he stood by her side. And onward she galloped through Lexington's town. and a drink at the spring I'll . Before it was sunset. The sun got up some minutes before 107 The Colonel was ready to step from the door. . . looking ahead. And snorted. And like a knight errant he galloped away. She turned not she stopped not to half quench her thirst. Then thinking of Joseph a tear in her eye. And (For as for myself. thro' Fitzwilliam sped. The Colonel's cocked hat he pat on his head. And drew up at Charlestown. just leaving the green Her strength like an engine with fleetness combined. New Hampshire. When An To And the Colonel espied inn-stand. The old mare was prancing along the high-road On on through old Concord she gallantly sped. close by the road side. as he said. Not caring a 'flp' for the weight of the load. inviting. And She started for home with the Colo. now my blue coat and my doublet of bufl'. And onward and onward and onward she prest. strengthen their courage and cheer up the mind. The Colonel's long journey was more than half done. and proud of her load. where ended his ride. And say to his lady good morn or good bye. this he reined up for a little respite.) But short was his tarry. His spurs on the heels of his boots. His limbs and his wind and his body all sound. And glad was the Colonel when Joseph he found.

jr. by hire. . Eli Kimball. wet. Daniel Gunn. baggage. Ebenezer Hills. As goodlj' a rider as Paul Revere?" In the fall of 1775 a plan was formed to capture Quebec b}' marching a force through the wilderness by the way of Kennebec river.108 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Charles Howe. jr. reader. To keep up the expired It appears strength of the arm}' new enlistments became necessary'. the House of Representa- tives "voted to raise one regiment of soldiers forthwith. .. . Joseph Hammond. . ." Isaac Billings." that were made in April and May for eight months for the arm}'^ that encircled in Boston and hemmed in the British forces December and January. town and received from at Canada 1776.. moccasins devoured in tlie extremit}'^ of hunger.. On the twentieth day of January. liadn't we here know . 1776. jr.. placed under the command of Col. torn almost to nakedness. Jonathan Woodcock. following persons were connected with this regiment from this it a bounty for ten mouths' service "in army Michael Heffron." The . Making their wa^'^ with infinite toil carrying their boats. Theodore Howe. Joseph Greene. Of tlieir expedition an historian wrote: "No pen can describe tlie horrors of their — march. with the last ox killed the last dog eaten then roots. by hire. finally after two days of starva. Uriah Howe. Dennis Heffron. tion. weary and sick. moose skin. And how felt the mother when meeting with Joe. Nathaniel Hills. and ammunition past tlie rapids and marshy swamps exposed to rain and storm crossing swollen streams barefooted and with clothes . jr. Timothy Bedel. : that the following persons re-enlisted or enlisted for duty through the winter of 1775 and 1776 — Joshua Durant. Thomas Greene. Andrew Nicols. Timothy Harvey." This regiment consisting of eight companies was raised. Swanze}' had one man among them Amasa Parker. and ordered to join the "Northern Continental Army. The men for the expedition were detached from the army at Boston. Benjamin Hewes. the The enlistments in that place famished troops emerged among the Canadian settlers. There's none but a mother can feel or can And Avhat think ye. Samuel Hills. cold.

5^^ 1778. In May a portion of tbis regiment was in Canada about forty-five An atmiles soutbvvest of Montreal at a place called tbe "Cedars." In June. John Rugg. a Suffered Greatly and bad the following Articles taken from me by Gun & Bayonet. one of tbe Swanzey soldiers. in Col. "Wbereas yourPetetioner on Day of Marcb 1776 Inlisted in- to tbe Continental service for tbe Expedition to Command of Capt. Colonel Bedel went to Montreal for reinforcements. Tbe town paid a bounty in 1776 for one . Wait. A Isaac Wyman tbis Frink of of Keene was appointed its colonel and Dr. wben tbey were released on a cartel agreed to between General Arnold and Captain Forster." being tbreatened. Calvin town surgeon. Swanzey Feb"-. regiment was raised and on tbe twentieth of June Col. 1776. leaving tbe fort under tbe command of Major Isaac tack upon it Butterfield. Amos Tubbs. for eigbt days. Lieut. Esterbrooks we Marcb"^ to tbe Cedars wbere Your Petetioner Among tbe rest was Deliv'd up to tbe Enemy by wbicb means your Petetioner tbe Indians viz. also a Belt and Bullet 12y 1 poucb 8^/ a Cartridge Box 5y6 one Woolen Sbirt pr sboes 8^6 1 pr Leggins 5y 1 Good Blanket 15^ a Large Powder born 2^6'^ 1 Tomabawk 2y5 Said Articles Amounting in tbe and I would bumbly pray your bonours to Wbole to £5 18 11"^ make as much Allowance to your Pettetioner as you sball tbink Just also that tbe Above Articles would as Money now is Cost more tban Tbree Times tbe Sum as Aforesaid wbicb if your Honours please to Grant your petitioner as in Duty bound sball Ever pray. — — — — Timothy Harvey. Simeon Puffer. Canada Under tbe Bedel's Regiment and Marcbed to Canada and being ordered into a Company Commanded by Capt. Elkanab Woodcock. wbicb tben Cost me Tbree pounds . tbe nineteentb day of May surrendered bis force ''Tbese prisoners were transported to an island in a lake near tbe two mountains and kept tbere nearly naked witbout sbelter and witb scant rations. 109 Amos Puffer." Tbe treatment ferred from tbe soldiers received after tbe surrender may be in- tbe following petition of tbe 5tb Timotby Harvey.MILITARY AFFAIRS. wbo on to tbe Britisb and Indians. the Continental Congress made a requisition for a battalion of troops from tbis State to be sent to reinforce the army in Canada. Elisha Whitcomb. James Wheelock.

The regiment was in the battle at White Plains. Joseph Da}'. Roger Thompson. Benedict Webster. William Grimes. 28. Joshua Graves. John Follett. 1776. In answer to a requisition from General Washington the legislature. Penticost Stanle}'. Benjamin Hammond. Samuel Lane. Daniel Bisiiop. we Colonel Wy man's regiment. and contained the : following Swanzey men Wright Brown. Joseph Hammond of Swanzey Sept. jr. Joseph Starke}'. The following are the names of the Swanze}' men regiment: ' Ensign Moses Belding. Levi Rngg. Joseph Whitcomb. "voted that five hundred men be drafted from the several Regiments in this State as soon as possible. Joseph Hammond.. On the day following.. One of the companies of the regiment was commanded by John Houghton of Keene. ElUanah Lane. Elijah Graves. Parker. Calvin Frink. Enoch Cummings. Oct.110 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Amaziah Curtis. W3'at Gunn. on the fourth day of December. . jr.. 1776. jr. Amasa Abraham Griffith. Nathan Heaton. and to be in the service until the first Benjamin Follett. John Whitcomb. The bounties and some for services at Ticonderoga. Simson Hammond.. of December. Nathaniel Dickinson. the town paid its soldiers in this regiment were Some of them were paid for two months and a half. jr. In September two regiments were raised in New Hampshire to reinforce the army in New York. Jonathan Woodcock. jr. Capt. 22. William Carpenter. Nahum Baldwin of Amherst was appointed colonel of one of the regiments. Thomas Cresson.." The cause of this ture appointed the field officers as given below. In July another regiment was raised in the state to reinforce the northern army and Joshua Wingate of Strathara was appointed its colonel. Dan Freeman. the legislaofficered and sent to New York. Col. jr. in month's service to Ticonderoga to the following persons who were. Samuel Wright. The company was mustered by Col... jr. Josiah Prime. infer. Levi Durant. Nathan Cresson. for five in the months. James Heaton. 1776.

informing them tliat the garrison at Ticonderoga was in danger of being taken by the enemy." On the evening of the 2nd day of May. and William Carpenter. how returned that were called out by this alarm. that the terms of service of the troops in garrison at Forts George and Ticonderoga would expire on the last day of December. Thomas Cresson. call Ill was. Samnel Wright of this town was lieutenant in Captain Town's company. Samuel Wright. " Joseph Day. Jolm Whitcomb. stating that General Burgoyne was within a few miles of Ticonderoga with a large force. general. Daniel Warner. In accordance with witli Winchester marched request Colonel Ashley of one Inindred and nine men. David Gilman of Pembroke took the command of the regiment. Ticonderoga was. and Levi Durant privates. Corporal Daniel Bishop. and urgino. one of the companies. J Lieut. Ensign James Heaton. Solomon Boynton. Joseph Dickinson. and they returned in about thirteen days." was expected tliat if the with was called to march at once. and Capt. Lieut. that tlie militia be sent forward at tliat once to reinforce that im- portant post. ) Ashle3''s staff. as it The alarm was enemy captured Ticonderoga he would invade the western part of this state and the New Hampshire grants. On Colonel Lieut. . Elislia Whitcomb. corporals. Eleazer Brown. The men that went from Swanzey militia alacrity-. Francis Town of Rindge. " : David Belding. Samuel Heaton and Benjamin Hazen. as The may were : Lieut. however. and that the American troops after the Soon men stationed there were not sufficient to hold the fortress. In Captain Howlet's company that marched from Keene Fifer Benjamin Hazen. Tliis regiment "participated in the battles of Trenton and Princeton and did excellent service in both. and responded be seen by the following rolls.MILITARY AFFAIRS. He had been entreated "by all tliat was sacred" to raise as man}' of the militia as possible and marcli'them to Ticonderoga. "despatclies came. Col. Swanzey men belonged to Colonel Ashley's regiment but we have found no rolls that show many of the one hundred and nine men went from this town. and if tlieir of General Guy places were not filled those posts would fall into the hands Carlton. Sergeant William Grimes. Joseph Hammond. 1777. Col. dispatches were received by the committee of safety of this state. evacuated before they had time to get there. Timothy Bishop.

Andrew Nichols. Levi Dnrant. Ephraim Cu minings.112 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. with an army was rapidl}' marching from Canada. In July of 1777 a great excitement was caused in New Hampshire from information that Ticonderoga had been evacuated and that Gen. Ananias Tiibbs. Stark. Uriah How. Amos Puffer. James Grimes. J . ton. Joseph Green. Ananias Tubbs. Joshua Graves. Corporal Joseph Holmes. Charles Grimes. Uriah How. Nehemiah Foster. Elijah Osgood. Benjamin Hewes. Isaac Hammond. Moses B. John Whitcomb. Andrew Nichols. Josei)h Cinnmings. William Wright. El)enezer Thompson. Capt. Williams. Daniel Gunn. Sergeant John Whitcomb. Stark's brigade met a portion of Burgoyne's army at Bennington and fought. Simeon Taylor. William Carpenter. The legislature was hastily called together and ade in the west part of the state. Benjamin Olcott. volunteering was so prompt that a draft the A was unnecessary. Peter Starke}'. the memorable battle of Bennington. The town paid Josiah Read a bounty for two months at BenningHis name is not found on the rolls. Edward Hazen. Samuel Scott. Samuel Wright of Swanzey marched from Winchester and joined Stark's command with a company which contained the follow- ing Swanzey men : Ensign James Heaton. Epliraiin Cuniniings. and place it it decided to raise a brigunder command of Gen. Ebenezer Parsons. Benjamin Olcott. Jonathan Nichols. but men for the the service. Peletiah llazey. Daniel Bishop. in connection with some Vermont troops and a few from Massachusetts. Burg03'ne. Neheniiah Cumniings. Privates : John Applin. Amos Da}'. Enoch Cnmmings. Cornelius Rol)erts. Benjamin Follett. Fifer Benjamin Hazen. and have it forwarded immediately to Vermont to help check draft was relied upon for obtaining movement of Burgoyne.


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» Kimber Harvey. Levi Durant. he says. Joseph Slack in Col. Enlistments to the old or regular New Hampshire regiments commenced to be made as early as 1777. 1778. Alexander Scammel's reariment Sergt. . She also told me that during the Colonial war of 1755. She told us that she had visitors at her house (E. occurred at your father's. T^ ^. In a letter 113 but who resides in Illinois. enlisted in Capt. Henry Stevens. The following persons Kimber Harvey. whose boyhood was spent in Swanzey. —Josiah Prime. she staid a long time in the fort near the foot of Mt. Selley's Regiment. "I recall to dents related by Grandma'am Gay. ) J ^ j o r *i In the t> Ranging ° ° Service for three years. Samuel Lane. Grigg's : company of Col. and the rattle of Stark's musketry.MILITARY AFFAIRS. now from Joel Ware. COL. Handy's place) on the day the battle of Bennington was fought. Benjamin Parker. tempt for the people in the fort would exliibit themselves in an insulting and shameful manner. W.i • • '' Benjamin Parker. To Mesheck Weare : These are to certify that the following Men belonging to or procured by the town of Swanzey have Inlisted into the continental Army. t ^. Daniel Day. February 17. Jeremiah Setchel. Elijah Graves. Hale's Regiment. Benjamin Day. "Swanzey. ^^1^ Scammel's Regiment. mind two inci- whose death at over ninety years of age. . Samuel Gunn. 8 . Inlisted for eight Months and is missing. Gilbert Castle in Col." Tradition informs us that other parties in Swanzey than tlmt named above testified to hearing the war of artillery from the battlefield of Bennington. and execute their war and scalp dances and to show their con. Caesar that Indians would come down from the top of the mountain as near the foot as they dared. as she was called. Simeon Howe. Hammond's return. Daniel Day. Nathaniel Hills. and that they heard distinctly the booming of the British cannon. Nathan Cresson. ing. kill*' in the Battle at Still Water. ^ Davis Hefferen.

for three 3'ears. and 40£ 10s. : Lieut. Silas Syraons. per year pounds at the three years end. to serve Capt. ~ HISTORY OF SWANZEY. viz. in money and clothing. Solomon Hasseltine. > Lately Inlisted and Mustered. Sivanzey. Jedediali Rice. Samuel AVright. In the early part of 1781. consisting of Capt.Howard. viz." July 12. New Hampshire was required to raise forthwith 1354 able-bodied. Greenwood Carpenter. J Swanzey. when the committee reported as follows "That they have agreed with Greenwood Carpenter. and .114 Silvanus Hastings. Greenwood Carpenter. Col. For this purpose a town meeting was held Feb. John Cross." -\ Selectmen of V Isaac Hammond. Eleazei. Eben Hills. as the said Greenwood shall need . Joel Andrews. Levi Symons. Jan. Samuel Hills. jr. each to John Whitcomb and Eliphalet Hale. 1781. : in the following three j'ears for the sura of sixty-six pounds ten shillings. Mr.. William Franklin. Inlisted for two years. jr. to be paid manner. 1779. Ens. being twenty pounds and at the end of each year his year's hire is to be on intersixt}' . Tlie town has also procured this Spring to enlist Samuel Kempton. at which time a committee to raise the men was chosen. Jonathan Woodcock. six pounds ten shillings at or l)efore : his passing muster. Samuel Heaton and The meeting was adjourned for one week. Joseph Hammond. 8. Joseph Tucker. Lt. Jeremiah Satchwell. Dennis Hoffron. 12. Noah Parkliurst. Calvin Frink. "This may certify that the town of Swanzey have six men : in the Continental arm}' who have enlisted during the war. the town paid 60£ to each of the following soldiers Solomon Hasseltine. and Andrew Nichols. Joseph Slack.. viz. Jonathan Whitcomb. effective men to fill its quota for the ConOf these Swanzey was required to furnish eleven. jr. tinental army. Amasa Parker. : Thomas Applin.

Joseph Cummings and Elijah Belding were chosen a committee to hire the town's quota of men for the Continental army. A for the Continental army.. 1782. but had not The meeting was adjourned to the 7th day of May. Elkanah Lane. That the sums therein mentioned shall be equal in value to rye at three shillings and four pence per bushel or grass. The meeting was adjourned to the SOtli instant. to of in the be paid following manner.fed beef at " twenty shillings per hundred weight. That Roger Thompson. the several sums therein mentioned' — which the committee agreed to army. and if any remains due at his return." town meeting was held April 16. and it was " Voted. six pounds ten shillings at passing muster in mone}' and clothes. Again adjourned to the 13lh and from the 13th to the 14th. 1781. and twenty pounds first j'early for three years by the November each year during service. They have also hired Francis Nichols for three 3'ears for sixty-six : pounds ten liis shillings. and the : meeting adjourned from time to time until March 14th. only the said Oliver is to receive but four pounds at his passing muster. therefore : pa}' the soldiers for the Continental Voted. jr. he is to receive the same according to the time of service. and make reports of their proceedings. on the best terms they can and report to the selectmen of their. .proceedings therein. at which time Ebenezer Hills. Said committee have hired Oliver Prime for three years on the same conditions as above. when the following business was acted upon " Whereas in a former vote of this meeting it is not expressly declared what money or how stated. at which time Luther Fairbanks was joined to the committee. whether at or before the three years end. viz.MILITARY AFFAIRS." It was voted to accept the above report of the committee. 115 est until paid and if the said Greenwood slioiild be discharged before the three j^ears end he is to receive his hire in proportion to the time of service. to be paid as follows. viz. They liave also hired Samuel Kempton for three years for sixty-six pounds ten shillings. : six pounds ten shillings at his passing nnister and the other sixty pounds to be paid to his wife from time to time if required." A town meeting was held July 6. At this date the committee reported " that they had engaged Eph- . The committee reported that they had endeavored to hire the men procured an}'. Aaron Hammond and John Whit- comb make tinental be a coramitee to hire the remaining part of the men for the Conarmy in behalf of the town.

Honor Most Obedient Humble Servant. that he retired from active military service in 1779. ual service some of the time he was emplo3'ed and at times at other times as mus- tering officer. it is Gentlemen I Beg leave to inform j'ou that my Ernest desire to Resign the Trust Reposed in me as a Lieut. Joseph Hammond may be properly considered Besides being in the actas having held the most prominent rank.that the Same may be Ratified by the Honorable to be your 'General Court. Most of the persons adapted for sol- with families. " Voted. of Swanzey were wanting in patriotism. in money or cattle. Meshech Weare Esq''. ten shillings. of said Westmoreland for the same terms. jr.. For such men to leave their families and their homes for the army was a sacrifice diers were j^oung men greater than most of them were disposed to make. To the Honorable the Council and House of Representatives for the State of New Hampshire. Experience had demonstrated find men that the men The the propriety of enlisting soldiers for three years or during the war. theatre of the war during the last years was hundreds of miles distant from New Hampshire. Col. and I have the a full Resignation of the Said Trust and office of Lieut.116 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. or confidence in the ultimate success of the Revolution. Colonel of the Sixth Regiment of militia in the State of New Hampshire and I do now by these Presents make Colonel. From the following record to the army at Ticonderoga. To 'Gen : the Hon. praj. in charge of the transportation of supplies it appears " Swanzey June 14^^ 1779. twelve pounds ten shillings of which sum to be paid at or before his passing muster. They have also hired Isaac Butterfield. Assembly . Of all the Swanzey men who took an aative part in the Revolution- ary cause. settled upon new land which they were clearing up for making their future homes. That the above report be accepted. and fiflccn pounds the and so annually fifteen pounds till first of November next the whole be paid. Col. for three j'ears for the ratm Stone of Westmoreland sum of fifty-seven pounds." It appears to have been very difficult near the close of the war to : It is not to be supposed that woidd enlist into the army. Joseph Hammond Lieut. to be communicated to the Hon. Lieut.

That any person that shall sell any cattle for the use of the Continental army shall be paid by the town interest for the money at six per cent untill the principal shall be paid.) For pasturing thirty one Head of Beef Cattle from the 16"' Day of July till the 7*^ of September being Seven Weeks and four Days at nine pence pr Head pr week £ 8-16-4 For pasturing Nine head 2 weeks and four Days (viz.) from the Seventh of Sept^' till the 25 D'^ 0-16-6 0-14-9 For Pasturing Thirty two Head from the 25 of Sept"^ till the 11''' of Oct'' being two weeks and two Days For Pasturing tw^enty two Head of Beef Cattle from 11"' of Oct'" till the first Day of Novem^' being three weeks— 2. Hamp"^ In the 117 18*^^ : House of Representatives June 1779. & that he receive the thanks of this house for his good services in that Station. Col' Joseph Hammond as Lieutenant Colonel of the sixth Regiment of Militia in this State be and hereby is accepted. " July 26.MILITARY AFFAIRS. State of Nev. Tliat the selectmen shall divide the town into several districts. and each district shall provide their quota or proportion of beef for the Continental army according to the taxes each district pays.— " Voted. That the resignation of Lieut. the town Voted. 1781." Ttie following is a copy of a pasturing beef cattle : "SwANZEY Dec 20 1789 Capt John Jannison Collector of Beef D'". and if they shall neglect to procure said beef seasonably the selectmen shall provide said beef in the best manner they can and assess the inhabitants of the town for so much money as the whole of said beef sliall cost. Thompson Sec''>" During the last years of the war the town was called upon to fur- nish a certain quantity of beef for the Continental army. Sent up for Concurrence John Dudley In Council June 19*^^ — Speaker pro tera^ 1779 read and Concurred E." May 2.9-6 . and give credit to such persons as have provided bill for their proportion of said beef. to the Selectmen of Swanzey for Pasturing Beef Cattle as foUoweth (viz. ''Voted. 1780.

Ensign Timothy IJishop for 12 days in the militia to Cam- . jr. : agree. it to choose a committee of seven men to receive the ac- counts of such persons as have done or procured any service to be in the present war. — To John Applin for 3 days in the militia and 2 months to • ^ . Jonathan Whitcomb. Lieut.4-6 Joseph Dickinson David Bi:lding Calvin Frink Jun*"- The following records show that at the end of three years of the Revolution nearly every man had voluntarily shouUlered tlie musket to maintain the rights of the states. service to be done in the make them such allowance present war. viz. February 23. and to consider the same and therefor as we shall think reasonable and we were appointed. or procured anj^ We. it to hire sol- At a was "voted done legal town meeting held the 16^'^ day of February. the subscribers. jr. The committee made the following report at an adjourned meeting "SwANZEY. Calvin Frink. Tliat we think it that there and be allowed reasonable and paid as the town shall just just and having attended to the business whereunto do lind and report to the town as follows. David Belding. 1778. Daniel Warner. or had paid out mone}^ to hire a substitute or furnished monc}' to the town to enable diers. Moses Belding for 13 months service in the army. and to consider the same and make them such allowance therefor as the}' shall think T!ie committee chosen consisted of Thomas proper and just." Api)lin. Samuel Hills. Joseph Whitcomb and Henry Morse. for service in the expedition to Canada done by Annanias Tubbs. for a term 4-11-1 in the militia to Otter Creek.118 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Nov"" For keeping one Beef Cretuve from the first Day of till the 16"' of December being Six weeks at 9'' pr week 0... 0-17-6 15-0-0 28-3-7 Samuel Belding. ^ Bennington. 1778. being a committee appointed by the to\^n to receive the accounts of such persons as have done.

11-14-2 Amos Day. and for Eleazer 2i months by his brother. 16-19-10 12 5 at and months in Ticonderoga Joseph Day. 12 months in the army. Greenwood Carpenter for 2j months service done by his son. and 12 days to Otter Creek. Thaddeus Cummings for 2i months b}^ Enoch Cummings. 1777. for a term in the militia to Camfor 4-15-4 5-8-4 bridge. Nehemiah Cummings (same as above). Joseph Cummings for 9 days in the militia to Cambridge. a month service in the militia to Ticonderoga. and for 12 days to Otter Creek. 12 15-12-6 daj's to Otter Creek. also 12 days in the militia to Otter Creek. 10-16-8 Joseph Dickinson for 12 days in the militia to Cambridge. 12 days service in the militia to Cambridge and 12. 12 days to Otter Creek and 2 months service to Bennington. 4 montlis in the arm}' by Henry Stevens. bridge. 1777. and for service done by his son.MILITARY AFFAIRS. 10-16-8 and 4 months in the continental service. 1777. 9-2-6 Elijah Belding for 12 daj's in the militia to Cambridge. and 2 months done by Simeon Taylor. Caleb Cook for 4 months service done by Benjamin Parker. 2^ months service at Ticonderoga by hire. 2i months done b}^ Enoch CuQimings. and a term in militia 11-18-9 to Otter Creek.to Otter Creek. William Carpenter for 2^ months service to Ticonderoga. days militia to Otter Creek. 11-5-10 Nathaniel Dickinson for in the arm}' Benjamin Day for 25 daj's in militia at Stillwater 1777. 5-8-4 2-19-6 8-13-4 5-8-4 7-11-8 19-5-10 19-5-10 months 1 month at Ticonderoga and 4 done by Henry Stevens. 1 month in the militia to Ticonderoga. Wright Brown 2^ months service at York. 1775. 26-0-0 .. 10 months service at Cambridge. 21-13-4 Joshua Durant. and 4 months service before he came to Swanzey. Thomas Cresson. Brown for one month service in the militia to 6-13-4 Ticonderoga done by Levi Diirant. Ephraim Cummings for service in militia 5 days and for 1 month and 6 days service in the army. Nathan Cresson for one month service to Ticonderoga. Enoch Cummings for 8^ months service at Cambridge. jr. and one month at Cambridge. 1 month to Ticonderoga. 119 10-4-2 Daniel Bishop for 12 days in militia to Cambridge.

3 days in militia. 2^ months by Joseph Hammond.120 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. jr. 9 days at Cambridge. 1777. Elijah Graves. 10 months in Canada by Isaac Billings. Nathaniel Hills. in militia to Isaac Hammond Cambridge. Joseph Hammond. Levi Durant. 9 months in Conti- nental army by hire and 12 days at Otter Creek. Col. 1 month Charles Grimes 12 days at Ticonderoga. Dennis Hefferon. 5 months at in militia at 3-18-4 montli 10-16-8 1 1)}' liire.. 1777. 50 da3-s in militia to the westward. 21-13-4 1776. 10 months to Canada. and at Ticonderoga. 8 months at Cambridge. . 1 month at Ticonderoga and 25 montli 13-7-4 days at Stillwater. jr. year and eight months in army. at Cambridge. and 12 daj's in militia at Otter Creek. 5 months in the army b}' hire. 2 months b}^ Daniel Day. 1775. 18-10-4 Nathaniel Hills. year and 8 months in army. 18-4-2 John Follet. and going to Otter Creek. 26-0-11 26-0-0 7-3-4 43-6-8 43-6-8 17-6-8 2-3-4 Gunn for 12 days to Cambridge. Abraham 1775. 1775. Daniel Gunn. for 84. 1777. 12 days to Cambridge. Ticonderoga Ticonderoga and 5 days in militia. 10 months in the arm}' at Canada. 12 days 6-19-2 to Otter Creek and two months by his son. and for money paid in behalf of the town to hire men for Continental arm}'. for 10 months in the army at Canada. 4 months at Cambridge 1775. Samuel Hills. 1776. and 2 months army by Daniel Da^'. 1777. and in jr. Josluia Graves. 21-13-4 4-6-8 Josei)h Holms. 1777. and 2^ months to Ticonderoga. 21-13-4 Michael Hefferon. 12 months "Wyat in the army... 12 days to Otter Creek by hire.. 12 days at Cambridge and one month 1 at Ticonderoga. 22-3-1 13-0-5 9-15-0 Thomas Hammond. Griffiths. Tiiomas Greene 1 1 Joseph Greene. 6-19-2 12-11-2 21-13-4 Ebenezer Hills. jr. and 12 days at Otter Creek. 12 days to Cambridge. Calvin Frink. Abner Graves. 8 months in the army at Cambridge.months in the arm}' at Cambridge. 2 months in the aimy at Bennington. 10 mouths in the army at Canada. Edward Ilazen.

Amasa Simeon Parker. 1776. and for money paid town to procure men for the army. Henr}. 1776. 1776. 6 days in militia. 12 daj's in militia at Cambridge. 6 weeks at Winters months at Cambridge.months in the army at Ticonderoga. and 2 months at Bennington. Jethro Kimball. 1776. 1776. 1775. 26-0-0 and 5 months 12-11-8 Amos Puffer. 6 months at Roxbur}'. for 2| months Creek. 5-15-0 months in army at Ticonderoga. 6 months service in the armj'. 4 months 27-15-0 army by in the his brother. Samuel Page. 13-0-0 13-0-0 5-8-4 21-1-8 8-13-4 Theodore Howe. Benjamin Hewes.1775. Lieut. 9 days at Cambridge. 2^ months to York and 12 days to Otter army. to army to Ticonderoga. 2^ Justus Lawrence. 5 days service in the militia. lienjarain Olcott. 12-4-1 Jonathan Nichols. 6 months 1775. in the 121 at army Cambridge. Benjamin Hewes. Elkanah Lane. 1775. 7-3-4 1-6-3 13-0-0 Josiah Prime. and 2 montlis at Bennington. 12 days at Cambridge. Benjamin Hammond. and for 1 month more at Cambridge. jr. and 2 months in the army to Bennington. and for 12 days at Otter Creek. 4-14-0 Benjamin Hazen. jr. in the army that went to Canada. Cambridge in militia and 1 year in 12-11-8 in the Continental army. Arnold. and 12 days to Otter Creek. 1776. Joseph Hammond. 1776. by hire. 1776. 15 days in militia to Cambridge. 1776. by hire. and in the 10-2-4 5 months Eli Kimball.. for 2^ months at York. by hire.MILITARY AFFAIRS. 1777. jr. Hill. 1775. 10 months in army to Canada. 1775. 2J. 4 montlis at Cambridge. and 4 11-18-4 Uriah Howe. 5 days in 1777. 1776. in the militia to Otter Creek and hiring 15-17-6 Jonathan Woodcock 6 months for the Continental arm}'. 1775. 1777. and 10-16-8 in the militia to Ticonderoga. Charles Howe. 1776. 1 month at Cambridge. 1777. jr. 1775. 1776. Puffer. 1777. 6-10-0 Elijah Osgood. 1776.. 1777.. 1775. 6-5-10 Aaron Parsons. 8^ montlis at Cambridge.. 1777.Morse. 12 months in the army that went to Can- ada with Gen. 22-10-10 .. by hire. 6 weeks at Winters Hill.

1777. 1776. 1775. Daniel Warner. Ebenezer Thompson. 1775. by Wj'at Gunn and 15 days in militia.122 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. and 9 months in Continental service by hire. 12 days to Cambridge. 26-9-2 18-8-4 months at Cambridge. in the ami}' at Lieut. 12-11-8 by John Riigg's heirs. 1776. nental arm}^. 10 months in army to Canada. and hiring Jonathan 2-13-6 army. 1776. 1777. Benjamin Starkey. 12 days at Cambridge. 1776. 2^ months in army. 15-17-6 Canada. 1777. 1775. 1776. 1777. 22-2-9 1 Capt. William Wright. 1775. and 5 months at Ticonderoga. 23-8-4 7-3-4 8-13-4 Pentecost Stanley. Josiali Read. 10 da3's at Cambridge. Elislia Scott. 1777. 1775. 12 days at Cambridge. 1777. and 12 days at Otter Creek. Al)ijah Whitcomb. 1777. 1777. by Nathan Cresson. one year by himself and others. Jonathan Whitcomb. 8^ montlis in Continental ami}Capt. and 2j months in army at York. Nathan Scott. 11 months and 8 days at Canada. 12 days at Otter Creek. 1 month 4-6-8 1S_8_4 at Caml)ridge. Maj. John Thompson. 6 Woodcock months for Continental Ananias Tubs. said Rugg. and 12 days in militia at Cambridge. 1775. by Benjamin 8-13-4 Parker. 8^ months at Cambridge. and 2 months at Bennington. 12 days at Otter Creek. 1775. 1776. Joseph Whitcomb. and in army to the westward. 84- 5-15-8 . 1776. 5-8-4 Enoch Starkey. for money paid to hire men for the Conti- 7_10-0 20-5-8 4-6-8 7-11-8 Joseph Starkey. and 1 month at Ticonderoga. month to Ticonderoga. 2 months at Bennington. and 25 days at tlie westward. 12 days to Otter Creek by hire and 25 days at the westward. by Josiah Prime. 1777. 11-17-2 Philemon Whitcomb^ 4 months in 1777. by hire. 2 months at Bennington by hire. 2^ " months 1776. 1777. Roger Thompson. 2^ raontlis at Ticonderoga. 4 montlis 2-3-10 26-0-0 John Starkey. 5 days in 1777. 4-6-8 Levi Riigg. Samuel Tliompson. 1776. at York by Benedict Webber. and 1 month at Ticonderoga. 1776. 1776. 12 days to Otter Creek. 1777. Elisha Whitcomb.

12 da3's at Cambridge. by hire. 10 months service in army before he came 22-10-10 to Swanze\'. 1 month in army at Cambridge. 6-10-0 and 2 months in army at the westward. and 26-17 6 12 days to Otter Creek. and 4 months in Continental army. 1775. Benjamin Follet. 8-10-0 Stoddard Frary. 1776. 10-16-8 William Grimes. 24-5-10 James Grimes. Samuel Heaton. 10 months in army to Canada. 5-8-4 Samuel Hills. 1775. jr. 1776. to Otter Creek. 5-8-4 Daniel Day. by hire. 1776. 4-6-8 Moses Griffith. 12 daj'sat Cambridge. James Heaton. by hire. 1 month at York.MILITARY AFFAIRS. 1775. by hire. 1777. 1776. 1777. and 6 weeks 5-4-0 at York. 1777. 1776. 1777. 1 month to Ticonderoga. 1777. Lieut. senior. 1776. William Grimes. 10 months in army to Canada. 2 months in army by hire. 1777. 12 da^'s in militia to Cambridge. and 9 months in Continental army. and 5 1-9-3 Samuel Lane. 1777. and 2 19-19-2 months in army at the westward. John Wliitcomb. 15 days at Cambridge. and 9 months in army. jr. by hire. 1775. 1776. Moses Boardman Williams. 30-6-8 by hire. 2^ months in the army at Peekskill. 10-16-8 Jonathan Day. at Jonathan ^Yoodcock. 12 days to Otter Creek. 2-12-6 21-13-4 . 1777.. 21-13-4 James Wheelock. and 12 days in militia to Otter Creek. 10 months in army to Canada. 12 days to Cambridge. jr. 1777. 2^ 12-11-8 York. Cornelius Roberts. 1775. 1775. 2 months in 1777. and 2^ months at Peekskill. 5 montlis in army at Ticonderoga. 1 year in Continental army. 2| months in army 1777. 1776. by hire. John Pierce. 1776. 1 month at Ticonderoga. by hire. 1-15-0 Nathanel Foster. 1 month in militia at Ticonderoga. in militia to Ticonder- Nathan Woodcock. 1776. and 12 days in militia to Otter Creek. 12 days to Otter Creek in 1777. 1777. 1776. by himself. 1776. 1777. 2§ months in arm}"^. 123 months Samuel Wright. 5-4-2 and 2 months at the westward. 12 days to Cambridge. 1775. 5 months at Ticonderoga. by Daniel Day.. 12 days at Cambridge. 21-13-4 Elkanah Lane. 1776. Andrew Nichols.. one month oga. and 12 days da3's in militia at another time. 1775. 5 months in army at Ticonderoga. 1776. 12 days to 2-3-4 4-6-8 Otter Creek. 1777.

viz. by hire. for money paid for town for the Continental 5-8-4 3-14-2 17-6-8 2-18-2 to procure men 6-15-9 army. 3 "At at the house of a meeting of the inliabitants of Swanzey held by adjournment Mr. Clerk. army. 3 years in Continental arm}'. by hire. 1777. for service Ezekiel White. John Frazy. 2^ months in army. or to insert such service as has been overlooked or omitted observing the rules agreed to and voted at this meeting. 78-0-0 4-6-8 10-10-11 8-13-4 Jonathan Hammond. army Calvin Frink for his service as a committee man in settling accounts. Capt. 1 -9-8 Joseph Whitcomb. Town Clerk. Daniel Warner. Timothy Harvey. David White. months in 10 to 21-13-4 Canada. 8 months in army. Thomas Applin. 6 weeks service. 4 months service by his son. Lieut. 2 months in Continental arm}'. Kimber Harvey. but we have not their . Daniel Warner. . Henry Morse. Thomas Applin (except what Calvin Frink. Willard Hunt. Natlianiel Heaton. to each for services as committee to Capt. } Committee. 4 months in by Daniel Gunn. Samuel Hills and Tliomas Applin. Wyat Gunn in said Swanzey on the 25Lh day of February 1778 voted that the al)ove account be accepted only allowing liberty to the committee to rectify mistakes in casting and making up the several sums.124 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. for service by Joseph Green. Thomas Applin.Jonathan Whitcomb. And ^ men as aforesaid. Timothy Brown Applin." Many men settled in Swanzey during the Revolution or soon after. relates to minors). 1-19-4 Recorded pr. who had previously been in the military service. Peletia Razey." Hknry Mouse. 5 months and 12 days by his son Job. : 8-13-4 Benjamin Freeman. by hire. Lieut. Tho* Applin. Joseph Whitcomb. Thomas Applin. 11-14-2 4-6-8 E[)hraim Harvey. Additions made to the above account since the above said meeting. service in army. Attest. Samuel Hills.

Canada. went into the army as captain of a company of volunteers from Massachusetts.000 for three years.000 for three years. Richard Weeks. Joseph Sinead. July 1. David Hill. Reuben WorArnold died at Portscester. but most of them were drafted men. Capt. Aldrich. William Stevenson. 125 time they did the service. 300. 300. and were in the army on the northern border. Benjamin Parker. May. Oliver Capron. Benedict Arnold. Ware. Rufus Graves at Bridgewater. July 25. 15.000 for three years. died at Sackott's Harbor. —Ivory Snow. Jonathan D. 1813. . and went to Portsmouth Elijah C. 1814. Amasa Jonas Blodgett. 1861. 75. Abijah Whitcomb. 1862. 75. Asaph Lane. a Lieutenant of marines. Vt. 1814. who lived manj' of the last years of his life in Swanzey. Lieut. Russel Ballon. William Moore. Ezekiel Graves. mouth. The general government made press the Rebellion : the following calls for troops to sup- Apr. Charles Howland. which makes it impossible to give exact details. Timothy Read. or : substitutes for drafted men. a son of John Guild in Upper Canada. Joshua Prime. 4. July 5. Otis Olcott. March 1. Isaac Woodward. in the state. May. Aquilla Ramsdell.000 for three months. 1812. Barzillai Streeter. to be drafted if not furnished by volunteering. Chester Lyman. Aug. Lieut. Cyrene Johnson. 1861. Capt. 1862. New Hampshire has no army records of the war of 1812.000 for three years. 1861. Swanzey furnished its full complement of soldiers for the war of Of those who enlisted William Carr Belding was killed at Chippewa Plains. Joseph Snow. Ezra Emerson. Peter Holbrook. John Withington. Tlie following men were in the army and most of them belonged to Swanzey at the time. Amariali Partridge. Capt.MILITARY AFFAIRS. His company was attached to the northern army and he was promoted to major. 300. Beld- ing. Some of them were volunteers. Charles Frost. David Thompson. 300. Samuel Stearns. Gaius Cresson died at Burlington.000 for nine months. In most instances they were in Massachusetts at the The following are names of such men : James Brewer. July. military record. 1862.

000 troops for nine months.two hundred dollars to each person who will enlist from the town to fill up for other purposes . 1861. 1863. July 19.000. 17. To instruct the selectmen to furnish sub- . her required quota of a draft ordered b}^ the President Aug. in the enlist that may person call of Octoljer 17. 1863. to fill the quota required of this town. ''•Besolved.00) be paid to each person Dec. 21. 300. 1864. ^'' Voted. in the service of the United States. 7. otherwise one hundred and twenty-five dollars. " Chose Josiah Foted. choose an agent to procure volunteers to fill the quota of this town. 500. 30. 19. 1863. 4. pose. Parsons as an enlisting officer for the town of Swanzey. provided they receive no bounty from gov- ernment. entitled an act agreeably and cities to aid the families of volunteers. that ma}' be required." Dec. immediately on the mustering into service of such volunteers. To raise four hundred dollars to paj' to each 1863.00 to stitutes ten days after they are pay to each of the soldiers or their submustered into the service of the United States. 300. That the selectmen be instructed to borSept. provided all such sums so borrowed shall not exceed two thousand dollars. and drafted are already obliged to enter the service of the United States or their substitutes under the present call.12G IIISTOIIY OF SWANZEY. 10. of 300. 300. 1863. who to counsel with the selectmen Chose Jonathan G. and towns the authorizing week for the wife. by the President of the United States. To raise money to pay the soldiers that Sept.. The following is the record of the action of the town during the years of the Rebellion to encourage enlistments and induce men to enter the service when drafted or to voluntarily furnish substitutes. " Voted. and does enlist to fill any previous calls. To choose one person as enlisting officer. 1862." Voted. " Voted. 1862. 1864.000 for three years. To raise $300. cities Aug. 11. To is if any. That the town of Swanzoy will pa}. " Voted. Huntley as agent for the above purand act agreeably to their requirements." Aug.000. Dec." ^^ Voted.000 ordered to be drafted from towns and where quotas were not filled by volunteers. or ma}' hereafter enlist. 1863. 1861. the sum of one dollar per and one dollar per week for each child or parent. Oct. " Voted. the act to passed at the June session. row from time to time such sums of money as may be wanted to pay the families or parents of soldiers who have enlisted. That the same amount (8400.

$200. and do the same at the lowest rate possible. drafted men or their substitutes $100. " Voted.00 for one year.00 for three years. to fill all back quotas of said town under the last calls of the President of the United States. $750. 1863.00 for one j'ear. " Voted. To assume the State and it same to each volunteer as soon as Government bounties." June 16." May 30. 13. That the selectmen be and are hereby authorized to bor- row money in addition to the four hundred dollars already raised to pay bounties to volunteers. To pay bounties to citizen volunteers who have resided in town three months or more as $500." Dec.00 for one year. and pay the becomes his due or he is mustered drafted into the service. substitutes or drafted men upon their being duly mustered into the " service of the United States.00 each. volunteers. $300. To pay men or their substitutes $300. 1864.00 for two years.00 for two years. as follows $500. and be accounted town of Svvanzey on any future calls for three years' men. " Voted." " Voted. such of the citizens as have re-enlisted as veterans and been assigned upon the muster rolls to the credit of said town." .00 each.00 for three years. " Voted. That the selectmen be and are hereby auAug.00 for three years.MILITARY AFFAIRS. 29. ^^ Voted. ^^Voted. $750. 1864.00 for three years. Voted. That the selectmen shall pay $300. Voted. or their substitutes.00 for two years and $900. stitutes or volunteers in such 127 fill numbers as may be required to the quota of said town under the call of the President of Oct. To instruct the selectmen to furnish volunteers to take the place of persons that would otherwise be drafted to fill the present call. in the field " To pay $200." Voted. 1864.00 for one year.00 each ^^ to the to such persons as may enlist. That the selectmen be and are hereby authorized to enlist volunteers for the service of the United States at such sums as in their judgment may be deemed proper and borrow money for that purpose. sufficient to carry out the object expressed in the above vote. $300. $300. immediately on being mustered into the service of the United States. 1864. To pay to those persons who have or may furnish an acceptable substitute to fill the quota of the town or any future call ^'^ the sum of $100. thorized to pay bounties to citizen volunteers who have resided in the town three months.00 for : two years and $900." " Voted. Voted. That the selectmen be instructed to pay Aug. 1864. 17. 22. To assume the State bount}' and pay the same to volunteers.

Allen. Geoige B. Oliver L. P. Eaton. Aaron Sumner. W. Amos D. Nash. William B.128 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. and ten dollars bounty when mustered. Davis. Gardner Wheeler. The following persons enlisted and were credited to Swanze^' previous to Jul}' 26. Still man D. Charles A. Stone. J. Thomas Burns. Darling. Holbrook. G. Joseph Cross. Charles H. Samuel Hurd. Coburn. John P. Henry Coburn. W. Gilson. Sebastian. Marble. 1862. Playwood. The state and general government paid large bounties to encourage The amount of bounties paid fill soldiers to its enlistments. George Wilson. Allen B. Holbrook. Johnson. Henry S. Amasa Bourn. Smith. Isaac Star key. Elliot Wright. Amos E. Stanley'. Quinn. for quotas amounted to fort3'-seven thousand dollars. Nash. the state paid 8200 and the general government $100 for three years' men. Daniel H. Willard Bragg. Charles N. Ballon. while he remained in the service. and those dependent upon an enlisted soldier received from the town one dollar a week for their support. James L. Prentice. John A. Lowell Geerge W. Bradley Hill. Cyrus F. Albert A. Sebastian. Geoige Mattoon. Warren F. Breed. Samuel Henry S. R. Oratus J. 1862. Robinson. and the state SlOO to those who enlisted for one i . Carlos Quinn. Philo Applin. El bridge G. George O. N. b}' Swanze}'^ after Jul}^ 26. T. Charles R. Knapp. Jonathan M. Applin. Combs. Cummings. Anson R. Richardson. from the General Government. Benjamin Pomeroy. Read. Jeremiah Phimmer. Edwin Cyrus P. Trowbridge. Quinn. Holden. Applin. Verry. George F. Mcintosh. Cliarles Wheeler. The pecuniary consideration for inducing them to enlist for three j'cars was thirteen dollars a month each. W. Prescott D. Horace Barney. Sidney Stone. in These bounties were increased from time to time until. Aaron Dickinson. Samuel Rockwood. 1864. Thomas Christie.


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Thatcher. W. and their families received as much as $13. Leonard Lyman. Richard R. Capron. P. Luther Beal.MILITARY AFFAIRS. Brain ard Heale}''. Sebastian. Dexter H. Oratus J. Harrison R. Holbrook. Hill. George George I. Thomas. Demerit W. Lyman Holden. Charles G. Ramsdell. W. was in Sept. Charles John Barber. John S. Amos Amos D. Willard E. . Willis Reason. George B. Scott. D. year. Theodore Hovey. B. In the fall lowing men who of 1862. Whitcomb. Charles H.. Barber.. D. Lamson. Carroll D. Barber. Daniel ¥^. Davis. Wilber. Gove.000 from the state. B. Lincoln Wheelock. Geo. jr. All these amounts were not included in their monthly pay. David W. Holl)rook. Sylvander Hovey. $200 in bounties were paid to each of the enlisted for three years : — fol- Charles H. L. Charles E. Gilmore. Combs. Woodward. Ward. Wright. W. Henry D. Stone. Philbrick. M. Charles Eli W. Daniel K. Thomas N. 2""^. P. Stephenson. Samuel Mattoon. Wm. Tha3'er.000 from these sources. San ford Bolles. Samuel Stephenson. Holbrook. Comings. Edward Seamon A. Verry. Horace B. Calvin Greenleaf. W. Noyes G. Doolittle. Franklin C. Healey. Starkey.. William Stone. Tupper. Woodward. Cyrus F. Ward. A. San ford S. Luther Smith. jr. Stone. Mattoon. Wheeler. Harvey Sargent. Charles H. David Buffum. E^nlisted for nine months same bounty Charles Roswell Aldrich. Charles H. The men drafted There and held for 9 services obtained exemption by paying $300. Coffee. W. Holbrook. The first draft for soldiers 1863. 129 less than The men that enlisted for Swanzey received not $20. Reynolds. Franklin Burbank.

S300 Amos E. Town three bounties to volunteers under the : of Oct. Town. state. Ira A. Cummings. Frank Cannavan. Cass. Hill. Taggard. Town $300: bounties to drafted men who obtained sul)stitutes in 18G3. John P. Taylor. Sumner. Benj. 300 600 Harvey Thompson. Andrew Hannah. Asa C. "William Oakinan. call Oljed Holton. Charles Marsh. Eli)ri(lge G. John Parker. Lewis Carpenter. Belding. 300 610 $610 300 400 610 Thomas Sinitli. L3'man C. Francis B. Prentice. Menzies E. Ballon. 1864. Charles Temple. William W. Samuel Rock wood. 1863. AsahelW. Moore. 17. Jotham M. Bounties for three j-ears' Aaron Dickinson. John A. : John A. $100 = $1200. Breed. Riple}-. $200 . George A. The following list is sni)pose(l can certainly be known who Swanto be correct : Francis A. Starke}'. Applin. Applin. George W. for 3''ears Charles R. Leonard. Joseph Cross. Mead. George Davis. Moore. William Eastman. general government. Deeth. F. Sexton W. Henry John W. 610 Alonzo D. . John Stewart. $900 . Ansel B. William Read. Colby. H. Williams. Michael Ferrel. John F. George H. Hill. Henr^'^ \Yard. William 8. Perkins.. 300 Bounties to reenlisted soldiers Jan. Haywood. George H. Hunt. Henr}' S. fall enlistments in the of 1864. Timothy Sherman. it no obtainable record by which zey's men were. Hemingway. Diinton. Ballon. Dickinson. William W.130 is HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Meserve. Ballon. Thomas Harvey. Geo. Hooper. Stratton. George W. $300 610 300 610 300 570 615 George C. Sweetser. Albert R. Martin Jewell. Ballon. Moses D. Warren A. Pickering. George Jackson. Silas W. Aaron Lebourveau. Sweetzer. John L.

28. Hunt. Claris. H. 4. Houghton. George E. S. James C. Q. Wliitcomb. Roswell C. Richardson. Alvin M. town's quota S300 Charles Bowles. Orrick L. James H. Lemuel 0. Bounties to men that voluntarily obtained substitutes to Josiah Parsons. Va. having been born in it or liaving lived here most of their lives previous to the time they enlisted. Henry T. 1863. 1863. July 31. died near Petersburg. Benjamin H. Sylvander Hovey. . Infantry Nov. 28. Blodgett. " Edward P. Eastman. Nathaniel Bourn. Fred E. 5th N. transferred to the mustered out June 28. 1864 interred at Meade's Station. Va. George W. H. Oratus J. Ky. the Daniel W. 30.. into 2ud i-egiment Dec. George Willis. Haskell. mustered out Aug. Applin Henry Charles R. 1861 transferred to Veteran .26. Sebastian. Wilson. Waters. . Charles H. H. 20. Sebastian. Benjamin F. Lyman C. Philo Applin mustered into 6th N. 1865. Reserved Corps May 31. for one 3'ear's the state bounty. 21. stfite bounties in the fall state Si 00. : $575 500 " Lewis Hunt. Fames. Parsons. Very. Davis. Clark H. Warren F. Sharpshooters. Infantry Nov. reenlisted Jan. U. S. Houghton. Olcott. Howard. men: Charles B. reenlisted . J. 1861. discharged for disability at Richmond. Clark. into 16th N. Ellis. Thayer Thompson. 131 Town and town $500. Parks. and town in the winters The town paid for thestate of 1864 and 1865 : George Burns. Willis. A.MILITARY AFFAIRS. J. The town advanced of 1864. Aldrich mustered 23. Henry C. N. Edward Dickinson. Infantry Jan. 1864. $500 600 500 " fill David Pelkey. Charles S. 1865 mustered into 6th N. jr. Forristall. H. 3. Clark. 1862 . Infantry Oct. 1861 . 1861. George W.. 1863. 28. James C. Applin mustered Nov... Allen mustered Nov. 1864. The following is the individual military record of such soldiers as were credited to Swanzey and a few who enlisted from otlier places but who were closely identified witli the town. Orlow E. . Apr.

1. C. 1864. June 19.. into 6th Horace Barney mustered N. H. Aldrich. Infantr}' . at Fortress Monroe. into Frederick Abel mustered June 25. John A. 1863. 14. H. 4. H. mustered into 2nd N.. C. 1862. H. H. George Burns mustered July 8. Charles E. out July 17. Orrin Black. In. David 8. 1863. John Baker mustered Jan.132 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. March 1. N". Va. fantry wounded and captured at Pegram House. 186. Heavy Artillery. Infantry Oct. Breed mustered promoted to corporal . . . Charles H. 1864. Infantry June 1. 1863. . . 1864. . Va. 18G5. La. 11th N. H. transferred to 6th N. .3 . 30.. Apr. 1864. 1864. into 6th reenlisted Jan. Cavalry deiSanford . 28. David Butfum. mustered out July 17. Infantry Nov. wounded Julj' 10. substitute. 1865. Infantry June 1. 20. 1863. II. 1863. 22. serted at Camp Stoneman. II. 1864 released transferred to 6th N. mustered into 14th N. Henry R. 1865 substitute. 22. Infantr}'^.. S. II. 17. D. into 1st N. 23. Aug. Infantr}'. mustered . . H. H. Fernando Byron Bennett enlisted into a Massachusetts regiment and was killed at Port Hudson. 4. in U. died of disease Capt. H. 1865. Belding died in California while in the service. 14. H. H. 23. D. C. INId. Thomas Burns mustered killed at Bull N. Infantry Nov. Infantry Sept. June 7. Sept. 1863. Aug. . 1861 deserted at Concord. 1864 mustered out July 20. mustered Nov. Willard Bragg in army died at Washington. 19.S62. 1862 . 1861 . N. into 16th N.. 28. H. in the battle below Richmond was shot in thigh and subsequently discharged. 1. Charles H.. Bowen mustered Oct. 1861 wagoner. 1865. Barber mustered into 14th N. discharged for disability May 16. 1862. Albert A. Ballon enlisted into the regular army in 1861 for three years. 18 inontlis Luther Beal mustered Aug. 29. at New Orleans. Infantry Dec. mustered out July 8. Va. 1862. 2nd. .. Regiment. Infantry Nov.. March 13. Francis Brady mustered into 3rd N. Aug. 28. 26. 1864. Sept. into 9th H. jr. Bowles mustered into 16th N. 1865 substitute. Barber. mustered out Aug. 1862 discharged for disabilit}' at Washington. Run. Ballon mustered into 9th N. into 6th N. jr. 1864. 1864 . Infantry' June 6. IT. 1862. discharged for disability at Annapolis. mustered out July 17. D. George B. Infantr}' Sept. . into 6th N.l. 1862 died at Brashear City. 1861 .

wounded July 22. 13. 13. Franklin Burbank mustered into 14th N.. 1862 Lewis Carpenter mustered into 18th N. Brown enlisted in 6th N. 1861. into 14th N. Nathaniel Bourn. Infantry Oct. Charles B. H. Vermont Infantry. 27. H.. . Jotham M. H. H. 28. H. Infantry Sept. jr. . Claik mustered into 18th N. Joseph Cross muster«d into 6th N. 28. . 1864. 22.. H. 1865. into 6th N. 1863. . Infantry Nov. 22. In8. 1861 wounded July 30. 24. Colby mustered into Veteran Reserve Corps Dec. H. at Memphis. 1864.MILITARY AFFAIRS. 1862 resigned Aug. 1864 1862. H. Infantry Sept. reenlisted Jan. 1863.M. 1865 no discharge furnished. II. . H. 1864 absent. 13. H. In. commissioned captain in 14th N. Infantry Sept. 8. 1862 discharged Nov. 1864 mustered out Nov. 4. H. Crofford mustered Nov. Robert H. Infantry Nov. 1864 . Infantry Sept pron)oted to corporal Dec. 1864. not accounted for. . Amos D. 1863. 133 22. 1864 mustered out June 10. 1864 mustered out July 29. John A. 1. 1865. 6. promoted to corporal Oct. fantry 1865. . 1861 . 14. 1862 . Benjamin F. . Comings commissioned assistant surgeon 4th N. . 29. Ky. 28. fantry discharged for disability at Alexandria. Thomas Christie mustered into 6th N. . 30. . B. 28. John R. Camp Nelson. Prescott D. 1865. 1861 reenlisted Jan. 4. Infantry Sept. George W. discharged for disabilit}'. 1. 13. 29. 1864. 1864. 1861 promoted to captain Apr. mustered out July David L. W. fantry Oct. 28. Coburn mustered into 6th N. H. 1864. Frank Canavan mustered Jan. . H. Jan. . 1863. Amos E. 1864. Indied of disease in Swanzey Aug. Infantr}' Sept. Coffee mustered Sept. Curamings mustered into 6th N. H. Feb. mustered out Jul}^ 8. 9. 1865. 1863. John Barber mustered into 14th N. Ballou mustered into 18th N. Infantry for Keeue and died Aug. 9. 2. 1861. lufantry Sept. . 1864. Va. 1865. 1862. Infantr}^ Nov. first sergeant mustered out July 17. nmstered into 18th N. H. H. 13. substitute. Infantry Nov. mustered out June 10. 1862. Tenn. deserted at 1. Infantr}^ . sick since ^Lny 8. into 6th N. promoted to Charles Castle served in 16th . Blodgett mastered into 18th N. mustered out July 29. 1. Infantry Nov. 1865. musician. Combs mustered as first lieutenant in 6th N. H.

May 31. . into 4th N. mustered out Aug. H. H. Sept. 1862. 10. Vt. 22. II. into 2nd Vt.Ellis mustered into 1st N. 30. enlisted May 22. Derljy . 10. Apr. Infantry wounded and missing. WaHace G. mustered out July 17. 6. 1864. Infan- James W. 4. II. Lowell W. Dickinson enlisted into 23rd Mass. Infantry Jan. into 6th N. 1863. P^aton mustered into 2nd N. 19. Infantry was taken a prisoner and had an arm shot off after he had surrendered died . 1NG4. and probably died in Andersonville prison. D. Infantry' Sept. C. Sept. discharged for disability II. Jan. Cavalry Feb. H. II. Cavalry Feb. H. wounded at the battle of White Hall ajid discharged. 1861. N. to promoted Darling mustered into 6th N. 1862. H. 23. Infantry Sept. 1862. 1865. . DicUinson 111. 1865 sul)stitute. William Eastman mustered into Veteran Reserve Corps. mustered into 1st N. Infantry discharged at Concord. enlisted into the navy and died . H. Orleans S. Ebenezer F.134 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Davis mustered Dee. 7. Infantry Nov. 22. deserted on furlough Dec. 1865. into 6th N. 1864. 1865. Charles W. 1864. discharged Davis T. Webster D. H. 1864. N. died of the at . into 6th N. George W. Infantry . from Townshend wounded in the battle of Chancellorville mustered out June 20. tr}' . 1865. C. 1861. 1861 . substitute. 1864. 1861 wounded at second battle of Bull Run sergeant . 13. D. . Washington. Infantry mustered out July 15. Infantry . . 1864 mustered out June 9. . at Cairo. Dickinson enlisted when sixteen into 23rd Mass. Edward Doolittle mustered into 14th N. Aaron Dickinson mustered into 6th N. 27.. 1865 substitute. William Deutney mustered Dec. Cowing mustered May 30. H. Infantry . George Davis mustered into 6th N. 1864. Infantry Sept. . 1864. II. James L. Infantry Dec. . mustered out July 17. 28. wounds 1862. Frank A. Amasa Davis mustered mustered out July 15. 28. Edward Dickinson mustered into 18th N. 1864. 1865 Henry into 14th for disability at . Cargill mustered June 8. H. 1864. . 19. 1865. Elmer F... in hospital in New York. March 10. May 27. as a reenlisted veteran killed in action June 9. Md. 1863. Washington. died at Poolsville. 28. Cross enlisted from Brattleborough.

. 22. 1863. 23. into 6th N. Infantry. Fernando S. fantry . H. 1. Inpromoted to corporal. 22. H. Henry D. . Holbrook enlisted into 9th N. 135 to Swanzey. N. . H. into 14th N. promoted slightly tle of Gettysburg. 1865. . . into 16th N. where he mustered out June 21. 17. Leonard S. Hamblet went into the army from Wisconsin and died while in the service. Theodore Hovey mustered Oct. Atvvell J. H. Y. 20. Sylvander S. Infantry 13. Infantry Eastman was 2. H. . . 1864. 1861. and to sergeant Apr. Gilniore mustered Sept. 1862. Infantry. H. Infantry mustered out July 8. 1865. into 14th N. 23. Joseph J. Holden mustered Sept. in the army before he came 1. 1861. mustered into 18th N. 1863. Battery mustered Sept. discliarged for disability Oct. . Aug. 9. wounded June Roj'al M. H. 1864. 17. Cavalry. 22. Intered out Aug. Inmustered out Aug. Hayward mustered . Infantry musmustered Dec. 23. 1865 mustered out July 8. 1865. 1861 discharged at New York Harbor Nov. 1. 2. William Riley Harris enlisted into the regular army. H. Infan- discharged Allen B. . severely. . 24. . into 1st N. H. . H. Jonathan M. Infantry promoted to corporal Oct. 20. Charles H. into 1st N. June 3. 1862. April 17. member of one of the nine months' regiments of in the battle Vermont permanently disabled from a wound received of Gettysburg. H. H. into 16th N. Houghton Hill enlisted into 43d Mass. 1865. mustered out Aug. May 31. 1861 discharged for disability Sept. 15. mustered out July 8. promoted to corporal discharged June 10. 1862. 1864. 1863. Hovey mustered Oct. 1865. mustered into 5th N. 19. at the bat- . . Hill mustered Oct. Infantry. 1865. fantrv Charles G. Infantry Sept. into 2d N. into 6tli Michael Farrel mustered Jan. Flint. 1863. 1864 Sept. fantr}^ David W. 1861. wounded July 1861. 1862. Infantry mustered out Aug. . H.MILITARY AFFAIRS. at Cold Harbor. into 2d N. 20. H. Enlix S. H. 1862. 1863. 1862. for disability Oct. H. . 1862 promoted to corporal mustered out July 8. Hovey mustered from Dublin March 29. 22. Cyrus F. Holden mustered try May 31. Infantry Oct. 1864. . 1862. 1861. 30. 1865. to 1st sergeant. into 14th N. into 16th N. 1862. . Bradley W. 23. 1864. Infantry. Gove mustered into 14th N. dischai'ged for disability ftlarch 15. Holbrook mustered into 7th N. lost his right arm Samuel Hurd mustered May 3. 1862. 1864.

1864. discliarged Aug. 1862. mustered out June 10. H. 1865. John \V. 19. mustered into 18tli N. UtU N. Haskell mustered into 18th N. 1865. mustered out July 29. 13. into 14th N. 1865. Charles H. Alvin fantr}' . Regiment. Houghton mustered Sept. H. 1864. into 18th N. mustered out July 29. Hunt mustered Sept. Martin Hanrahan mustered . 1SG4. 13. 1865. mustered out Aug. substitute. H. 25. Infan- at brigade headquarters . Infantry Sept. Daniel K. Orrick L. 1862. Infan. H. 1863. was detailed for clerical duty . into 18th N. 21. . Brainard Ilealey mustered Sept. while ascending the river to destroy try . into IGth N. Infantr}'. Hunt mustered from Walpole Nov. into 14tli N. Infantr}'. 1864. not officially accouhted for. mustered out July 29. Holbrook mustered Oct. 1864. H. 1863. Houghton mustered March 28. 1. for Hinsdale Sept. Lemuel O. Infantry. into mustered out May 25. 22. 13. making a . Ira H. Clark 11. Infantr}'. H. 1865. H. 2. 1865.. into 14th N. Hill mustered Sept. 13. II. to accept promotion to a captainc}' in u colored regiment. Tliomas Harvey mustered Jan. wounded in mustered out Jul}' 8. 13. Va. 1861. D. William Holden mustered Oct. 1865. Cavalry Regiment charge was shot from his horse and killed. H. . 1865. Infantiy promoted to 1st sergeant. into 18th N. substitute. Heale}^ mustered Sept. slightly Sept. 5. Henderson mustered Aug. 1864. mustered out May 12. 1863. wounded Aug. 1862. Hooper mustered Sept. into 14tli N. 1865. 1862. 1864. H.136 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Aug. forts. Infantry' 8. 22. W. into 18th N. 1865. 1864. George W. Infantr}' . John P. into 18lh N. 22. . H. 1865. H. into 14tli N. Infantry. Holbrook mustered Sept. discharged in June. John F. 1865. II. 16. Infantry died of disease at Fortress Monroe. H. In- try' George B. 1864. mustered out June 10. 23. 31. mustered out July 29. 2. 1862. fantry 18G4 . promoted to sergeant. into 3d N. 20. died in Field Hospital at City Point. received a permanent wound in North Carolina after Fort Fisher was talcen. 1865. 13. Johnson enlisted in a Mass. into 6th N. Infantry Sept. Iii- mustered out July try Louis Henry mustered Aug. II. 1862. II. Infan. Va. . 1864 Orlan Ilevves enlisted into an 111. mus- tered out July 8. 14.

. wounded at Fredericksburg Dec. drafted in a . 22.Lincoln mustered Nov.. Lampson mustered Sept. H. May 18. 1865. Jilson mustered into 2nd N. 20. George Sumner Lombard enlisted in 1863 into a Mass. 1862. Infan- . Matthews mustered Aug. Anson R. mustered out Charles fantry . try . Mattoon enlisted in 1861. 1864 discharged July 17. W. in 1st Vermont Cavalry participated in seventy -six engagements had three . H. In- mustered out July George B. Infantry. fantry Leonard Lyman mustered Oct. 1863. Sharpdischarged for disability July 28. Infantry May 31. 1863. Marble enlisted Dec. New York Regiment. most of the time under came home in good condition " without hav. 31 1861. into 16th N. D. 1864. W. Infantry mustered out Aug. Herman L. Regiment and killed while in the service. 23. Bradford P.MILITARY AFFAIRS. . H. 4. killed Rodney Lawrence mustered Oct. 1861. into 6th N. 1861. deserted at Annapolis. killed at the battle try 28." William B. George O. on picket June 10. Infantry . Indied of disease at Savannah. Kendall was in the army three years from Illinois. 1862.. Infantry. 1862. S. 26. 3. Ga. into 18th N. 1864 of Laurel Hill May 8. 9. Nathaniel F. Mtl. . ing received a scratch. 26. 1864. 13. N. Infandischarged for disability at Baltimore. William Lyman enlisted in a Mass.. April 22. 1865. H. 1862. wounded the battle of the Wiklerness sent to Andersonville prison. H. 1863. 1861 mustered into U. S. Infantry 1862. Feb. at the age of fifteen. 1865. . 28. Infantry . liorses killed under him . into 6th N. and died Martin Jewell mustered Sept. Sheridan and Custer served three years. into 14th N. Regiment and died in North Carolina. May May 5. Va. 1862. 1862. Md. 137 in Truman A. 26. H. mustered out July 29. . 22. Knapp mustered Nov. . Thomas Kamey mustered Jan. into 17th U. 1861. . into 6th N. . 1864. into 9th expiration of three 3'ears' service. . 1861. H. H. . shooters Nov. try for . 22. 1861 reenlisted Jan. H. Samuel Mattoon mustered Sept. Mattoon mustered Sept. discharged at the 15. into 14th N. 5.Jackson there. 26. H. 8. Jan. 1865. into 2d N. Infan. 1865. 1864. 1861 . Lane mustered killed at Williamsburg. James H. into 14th N. 23. InfanRichmond reenlisted Jan. into 5th N. H. H.

Corps. . H. 13. into 6th N. II. II. 1864 . 1864. mustered Feb. Infantry wounded severely June 16. mustered out Aug. 1. Inmustered out July 8. Parks mustered Feb. try' . resigned Feb. 1865. 1865. into 6th N. Nash mustered Nov. David Pelkey. N. 1865. 1861. Artillery Thomas R. discharged for disability Dec. Newell enlisted into the 10th 111. 23. 1861. 2d. H. Pickering mustered Sept. 17. 29. 1861. Infantry for Gilsum mustered out July 8. Slillman D. 1865. H. 1864.. 1S63. 1861. Heavy mustered out June 9. 28. first lieutenant Aug. 28. Qiiinn enlisted into the three months' N. fantry Charles W. Cavali y discharged for an injury received while on duty. . into 2nd N. 1865. 1864. Pearson mustered Oct. 1864. 1862. 1865. wounded Sept. 22. . H. II. tr}' in January. . 1863. Charles S. 1865. 19. John L. . In. Nash mustered Nov. 28. N. Benjamin Poniroy mustered Nov. 1862 Oliver L. Sept. C. 1864 mustered out Dec. . into 3d N. mustered out Aug. died of wounds July 30. II. into 5th N. 17. II. 1864. 22. into 9th N. Ansil A. Samuel S. enlisted into 150th 111. I-SGI . 1865. Inf:inli-y commissioned second lieutenant in 5th N. II. F. 1865. 1865. Page mustered March 30. Infantry. Jerry L. into 1st N. 24. 24. 1. March 18. David Pelkey mustered Aug. Infantr}' Warren . 1865. Infantry discharged for dij-ability at Roanoke Island. Pa. H. Albert B. 1864. 26. . 28. George Perkins mustered Jan. promoted to corporal 5. into 6th N. 23. promoted to corporal Nov. Prentice mustered into 2d Feb. Infan. 30. Infantry Sept. 1862. II. 1862. 1862. 1863. 1864.138 try. fantry . into Veteran Reserve II. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Infantr}' Oct. Philbrick mustered Sept. into 14th N. Morse mustered into 14th N. Warren A. wounded Aug. 1864. . Infantry. 1864. into 6th N. mustered out June 10. 17. 1861. into 18th N. 2. 1862 died of disease at General Hospital. 5. H. captain Dec. Infantry. into 3d N. 18G4 . 17. . substitute. Infantr\' deserted at Pittsburg. reiinlisled P^lbridge G. Infantry mustered out May 17. H. Frederick Nitchker mustered June 14. . 1861 . March 20. Infan- discharged for disability at New York Harbor Aug. 12. Meserve mustered Jan. II. May 1. 22. 25. Plummer mustered Aug. 1862. New York.

into 18th N. died of Charles A. D. . Aug. 1864. into 3d N. Starkey enlisted into 12th N. Infantry. Harvey Sargent mustered Oct. W. John Ryan mustered Dec. C. try Samuel Rockwood mustered Nov. . 17. 20. died at Demeret Stone mustered Oct. 13. 1865. H. Samuel Sebastian mustered May 31. 20. H. Louis W. 1863. 24. Nov. 29. 1861. 28. H. 1862. H. 20. Infanti'y mustered out Aug. Nov. discharged Washington. into 6th N. Ripley mustered Sept. 1864. N. 139 . into 2d N. D. 1862. Infantry. Infantry. Read mustered Nov. 1862 enlisted into Veteran . 1862. Infantry discharged for disability at Washington. 23. into 6th N. into 2d N. . Aug. Infantry. 1863. La. In- Read George . 1864. Ramsdell mustered Oct. H. 1865.. Robinson mustered Nov. 1865 substitute. 28. Ml. D. 28. 12. . mus- substitute. Sebastian mustered Nov. C. 1863. Infanfor disability at wagoner. 28. C. 1861. 1861. New Orleans. Edward Rogers mustered Dec. 23. 1862. into 3d N.. W. "William 1. into 14th N. 23. H. Reserve Cor|)s Jan. Heavy Artillery discharged for disability Jul}' 29. into 16th N. 20. dis- Henry P. H. 1. into 16th N. H. George B. Infantry mustered out July . into 6th N. 12. Infantry deserted at Point Lookout. 29. 1861. Quinn mustered into 5Lh N.. May 18. 14. into 6th N. into 5th N. 1861. H. 17. Reynolds discharged Aug. Indischarged for disability at Newbern. into 18lh N. Y.MILITARY AFFAIRS. Infantry. H. into 6th N. 1861. 1861 wounds received at the battle of Antietam Sept. Infantrj' . 28. . 1863. 1865.. Charles Sebastian mustered . 1863. into 2d N. transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps March 15.H. H. 1863. fantry Ricliard R. H. 1864. 1862. Infandischarged for disability Nov. 1862. Infantr}' mustered out July 20. Edward P. H. 1862. Infantry charged for disability Oct. . 1862 mustered Feb. H. discharged July 6. James Riley mustered Sept. 1861. 23. 15. 1861. 1863. mustered Sept. C. 22. . tered out July 20. 1864. 1865 . Richardson mustered Nov. enlisted into Veteran Reserve Corps Jan. . 28. 28. Carlos Quinn mustered Sept. H. Infantiy discharged for disability at Washington. 1864. 1861. . June 18. 27. into 16th N. Infantrj' Oct. Jan. May 31. H. William N. H. 1864. . fantry Eli try .

1865. into 14th N. 23. 1862. 1865. II. 1864. paroled Oct. John P. 1864. Stone mustered promoted July 2. . 1862. mustered out July 8. Penn. 5. 8. II. Infantr}'. 1861.140 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. mustered out July 17. fantry' . Infan. Stone mustered Sept. into 14th N. H. 1862. H. Infantry-. 1864. into 6tli N. Charles W. tr}' promoted to corporal mustered out July 8. 1861. 1864 mustered out July 29. 1863. H. try discliarged for disability at Manchester. Sept. II. into 6tli N. Andrew Swan mustered Oct. 13. H. into 3d N. . deJan.. 1862. into 6th N. George W. Infanpromoted to corporal. 21. 19. 22. Infan. 18G3. 13. 1864. Infan- try. 2(1 N. Newell R. 1864. 11. H. Horace B. . Thomas Smith mustered Jan. H. John Stuart mustered Jan. mustered out June 21. II. K3\. 1861. sup- March 9. Stone mustered Sept. Infantry . 1862. 23. to first sei'geant Dec. mustered out July 8. 15. 1865. into 2d N. Samuel P. Infantry. May 31. Stanley mustered Nov. into 18th N.. . mustered out Aug. 186 2. 1862. mustered out June 10. died April 4. Stephenson mustered Oct. 1863. N. Seamon A. ability serted at 1. Sebastian mustered Sept. Feb. H. H. wounded July 24. Infantry. 1865. 27. Stephenson mustered Sept. Infantry Sept. Sweetzer mustered into 18th N. 1864. 1863. William W. 1864. 1. posed to have deserted en route to reginient. into 16th N. Infantry . 1864. 1864. Infan. . 1864. 9. 22. Smith mustered Dec. William Sebastian mustered Sept. . 1865. Va. Aaron B. into . try' Charles E. 14. II. supposed to have deserted en route to regiment substitute. InfanIn- mustered out Jidy 8. II. II. Cyrus W. 20. 1865. 22. Sumner mustered May 31. into 14th N. II. 10. discharged for dis. 1865. . Camp Nelson. 1861. Scott mustered Oct. into 2d N. 18G2 killed at Gettysburg. mustered out try Nov. into I4th N. Charles Swardz mustered May 27. Infantry. 22. 6. 22. into 6th N. 28. and to sergeant Jan. promoted to first sergeant.. Starkey mustered Sept. into 6th N. Isaac Starkey mustered Sept. 1862. Frederick E. 1861. 1865. transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps. try 1864 captured at Winchester. into 14th N. 1862. Infantr}' promoted to corporal Jan. Infantry. II. 1.

. 1865. Va. Lysandcr F. H. H. 27.. Infantr\^ . . in Field Harvey Thompson mustered Jan. 1865 Edward S. Infantry mustered out Aug. 15. 14. 1862. Infantry from Winchester May 31. 27. Infantry deserted from hos- H . . 20. into 5th N. 22. 1863. for Richmond. 1862. wounded May 6. 23. Infantry . 22. 31. discliarged by order May 25. 23. Md. 1864. into 14th N. 22. promoted to corporal . Corps. substitute. 1863. mustered Sept. 1864. H. lufantry mustered out Aug. mustered out June 10. wounded June 3. 13. 1861 . Infanwounded severely Oct. H. Streeter mustered Jan. 16.. John H. fantry mustered out substitute. Jan. Indied of disease at Offutt's Cross Roads. H. 1865. Infantry. Stone mustered Sept. Aug. into 9th N. deserted en route to reg- Peter Taylor mustered Aug. 1864. Alonzo D. Va. George Trowbridge mustered into 3d N. Feb. into 9th N. Thatcher mustered Sept. 1864. Thomas mustered Sept. discharged at Manchester. 30. H. 1864 . 20. into 6th N. into 18th N. Julj'^ 8. II. H. promoted to corporal. pital Sept. H. 22. 1865. Verry mustered Oct. . into Veteran Reserve . into 5th N. John Thompson mustered Dec. 1864 . T. . 1862. 1863. into 14th N. died near Petersburg. 1862. into 14th N. 1862. into 14th N. 1865. 1864 substitute. . substitute. Infan- fantry Willard E. wounded May 12. died Hospital Thayer mustered Sept. 1864. 23. H.. Sumner mustered Dec. 1865 substitute. Infantry. 1864 . May 1. into 4th N. into 16th N. Infantry . . 1865. Stevens mustered Oct. discharged for disabilit}' May 16.. Oct. 1862. 5. 1865. 19. into 14th N. 1862. mustered out May 13. 13. 3. 18G2. Luther Smith mustered Aug. Oratus J. Va. H. 1861 mustered out June 21. Va. . Thorning mustered into 2d N. Franli Simpson mustered Oct. mustered out July 8. H. 1864 mustered out June 10.MILITARY AFFAIRS. N. 1865. 1865. 1864. H. John S. 5. II. at City Point.. Thompson was in the 53d Mass. Volunteers two and one-half years. 141 try Stillman L. H. into 14th N. Town mustered Aug. . Infantry. Infantry. Tupper mustered Sept. 1863. killed at Drury's Bluffs. Infantry. 1863. iment . supposed captured at Cedar Creek. . 5. 1862. try Alonzo W. 1864. William H. Jidy 4. 1864. 24. H. William Scarlett mustered Dec. Charles E. Dexter H. In. 19.

Infanmustered out June 10. 23. Lincoln Wheelock mustered Sept. 20. 1862. 1862. H. into 18th . 8. John Q. 1863. 1861. mustered out July 8. Sharpshooters. Woodward mustered Oct. try . . detailed a fantry 10. . 1865. Wheeler mustered Oct. 1863.. Infanmustered out July 8. Inmustered out Aug. 14tli N. 1865. Va. Nelson T. mustered out May 12. mustered out July 8. Wright commissioned second lieutenant . Alexandria. . 1864. N. into try. 1863. in Infantry. 1864. posed to have deserted en route to regiment. S. 1865. II. Infantry . 20. 23. 22. 1862 adjutant Sept. try . Infan- discharged. Nov. II. Oct. try AVinch mustered into 5th N. II. 1861. into 18th N. H. Wilson mustered Sept. 1865. 1864. H. Ward mustered Sept. sul)stitute. 6. 11. March 18. H. 1862. John from Winchester. La. 1863. 13. July 21. into 6th N. into 16th N. into 3d N. date not given. into IGth N. died at New Noyes G. into 14th N. 23. Wilber mustered Oct. mustered out Aug. II. 1864 honorably discharged. Infantry.142 HISTORY OF SAVANZEY. H. Williams mustered Dec. 1863. 2. 1862. 1862. H. Infan- Orleans. into 3d N. 1862 grave No. 13. 28. 23. 23. wounded severel}' June 17. Franklin C. Infan14th N. In- wounded at the battle of Winchester. sup. Infantry. Infantry. John Welch mustered Oct.. 25. L. H. 1864. Infantry pro- . S. Sept. . 510. into 16lh N. 3. died of diseasfe at Alexandria. Charles Wheeler enlisted into the regular army and has not been accounted for. Gardner Wheeler mustered Nov. 9. Carroll D. 1865. 28. Sexton W. H. Whitcorab mustered Oct fantry . . 9. A. 1862. Elliot Wright mustered Dec. Va. 1865. 29. 27. Woodward mustered Oct. 1865. George P. colonel Dec. 12. H. and died of the wound. musterod out Nov. 1863. promoted to corporal March 1. into 6th N. 20. Ward mustered Sept. 1863 . Infantry. 1862. 1862. fantry Daniel E. Harrison E. Infantry. 1865. In- member of the regimental band mustered out June try Jonas C. National Cemetery-. II. as a reenlisted veteran into 2d U. into 14th N. H. into 16th N. Sanlord . Waters mustered Sept. into 14th N. James Weed mustered Dec. 1864.

out over two years wounded in thigh. Park E. May 27. Leonard "Wliitcomb enlisted into 36th Mass. . into 14th N. George "Wilson mustered Nov. InfanWelch G. James Williamson mustered July trj' . into 5th N. consisted of nine regiments this time Cheshire county com- . died of disease in Field Hospital. it . of the 6th Mass. One of the first measures of the Lower Ashuelot proprietors was to provide a "training field. Charles Henry W3'man was in the lOtli Vermont regiment four and one-half years detailed as amounted orderly. 1864. N. mustered Aug. H. substitute. Va.. had one horse shot under him and had his sword shot from his belt. L3'man Whitcomb enlisted into the 7th R.. into 5th N. pro- moted wounded June 16. For a hundred years after the town was first settled whom were conferred most of the offices of civil administration. 1864. discharged after four months' service. Infantry killed at Bull Run. but have other European nations for ^-ears previous to this period could not firml}' impressed them that all able-bodied young men should be trained for military' service in order that they be prepared for such most men performed the military duties required of them with alacrity. Volunteers in 1862 . Andrew Whitcomb was iment when Infantry . 30. Infantry killed in the second battle of Bull Run. H. 29. 1862. Joseph Woods mustered substitute. into 6tb N. 28. 1864. 1864. Infan- accounted for. mustered out July 20. John W3ilia mustered Oct. Infantry . discharged at Newbern. 30. 1861. C. 1863. Va. 6th N. I. regwent through Baltimore. 5. H. Aug. the best evidence that the men witli militarj'^ titles were the men upon emergencies as were liable to occur at any time. . George to corporal. 1865 sub- stitute. in the Worcester Co. Wright had three years' service in Doubleday's Battery. enlisted into the 7th R." They felt that their main reliance for proTlie wartection against the Indians was upon the citizen soldier}'. H. Lucius Whitcomb mustered from Fitzwilliara.MILITARY AFFAIRS. Infantry. moted to corporal 143 . H. sulistitute. 5. June 22. I. City Point. In 1760 the militia of New Hampshire At of infantry and one of troops. 1861. into 6th N. Infantry'. . like attitude of the mother country tovvards France and some of the . Dec. 28. 1864 try substitute. Sucli was the honor of a military title that the most aspiring sought the offices Tlie early history of the town furnishes that conferred these titles. into not ottlcially . Nov. 1865 . H.

were subject to be called out of their towns by no officer under the rank of a colonel. Hinsdale. and a bayonet fitted to his gun." Up to this time the militia of Cheshire It regiment. No material change took place in the military organizations of New Hampshire from 17G0 until after the declaration of independence. is now Cheshire ami Sullivan." Each officer and private soldier was "to equip himself and be constantl}' provided with a good Fire Arm. at least a hundred buck-shot. and its colonel county was Josiah Willard. regiment When Colonel Ashley's regiment was called out in 1777. About this time important changes in the military system were made. and Negroes. . "Each town was to provide and deposit in some safe place for use in case of an alarm a specified number of spades or shovels. Officers and men liad experienced much military service the preceding years in the seven years' war. Westmoreland. good ramrod. It was No. six flints. and to provide arms and equipments for those unable to provide them for themselves. G. and parents. Keene. 13. axes and picks. and once in every six months they were to be called in the limits of out by the captains of the companies Iic^longing to the Training Band which they resided. a worm priming wire and brush. a scabbard and belt therefor and a cutting sword or a tomahawk or hatchet a pouch containing a cartridge-l)ox that will hold fifteen rounds of cartridges. They were to serve in a separate corps.144 prised what HISTORY OF SWANZEY. to have their arms and accouter- ments examined. Indians and Mulattoes." "The Alarm List included all age to sixty-five not included in the male persons from sixteen years of Training Band and not exempted by the first section of the act. Winchester. a jack-knife and tow for wadding. The militia were divided into two classes a training band and : an alarm list. forty leaden balls fitted to his gun." Each company was to muster eight times a year including the regimental muster. masters or guardians were to provide for those under their care. was lOSO. "The Training Band was constituted of all the able-bodied male persons in the State from sixteen years old to fifty except coi'tain i)ersons in position and employment specified. was now divided into three county was included in one The towns of Swanzey. and the militia of the was organized into one regiment. Surry and Gilsum constituted one regiment. a knapsack and blanket. Joseph . : Richmond. It was No. and SamThe number of men in the uel Ashley of Winchester was its colonel. one pound of powder. a canteen or wooden bottle sufficient to hold one quart. Chesterfield.



or by fair trial in court-martial. and at such other times as he should think best. its lieutenant colonel and Lieut. their . shall be removed from his office but by address of both houses to the governor. 1792. 28. In the bill of rights it announced the truth that "a well-regulated militia is the proper. it was provided that all free ablebodied." that "the commanding officers of regiments shall appoint their adjutants and quartermasters adiers. and all the military forces of the State by sea and land. the major generals. the brigthe cap- non-commissioned and that the division of the militia into brigades. and that each commander of a battalion should call out his battalion once every year for the same purpose that there should be one stand. . Richmond and Swanzey. terns in the respective regiments shall be nominated and recommended by the field officers to the governor. fifteenth. their brigade majors tains and subalterns. 1792." "that no officer duly commissioned to command in the militia. natural and sure defence of a State . On the 5th of September. Elisba Samuel Wright also of Swanzey were upon Col. their aids officers . . formed a first battalion and the companies in the towns of Hinsdale and Chesterfield a second battalion and the two battalions formed the sixth regiment the sixth." and provided that the "general and pointed by field officers the' governor and council of the militia should be nominated and apthat the captains and subal. twelfth and twentieth regiments formed the fifth brigade. new militia laws became necessary. white male citizens from eighteen to forty years of age should be enrolled that each commanding officer of a company should call .MILITARY AFFAIRS. Under this constitution. act which . and the fourth and fifth brigades formed the third division. constitution was adopted." . 145 Hammond Ashley's of Swanzey was Lieut. the companies in the towns of Winchester. By an act passed Dec. B}^ an was passed. six brigades and three divisions. By this organization of the militia of the state there were twentyseven regiments. pursuant to the laws of the State for the time being. governor of this State for the time being shall be commander-in-chief of the array and navy. 10 . who is to issue their commission immediately on receipt of such recommendation that "the . Whitcomb and staff. sixteenth. out the same twice every year for inspection of arms and instruction in military discipline. the new This contained important provisions as to the militia. regiments and companies made in pursuance of the militia laws then in force should be considered as the proper division of the militia of the state until the same should be altered.

The law required that important militia laws should be read at tlie head of each company at least once a year. that the captain of each company of organized according to law receive out of the treasury fifty dollars for erecting a gun-house. . or thirty. surgeon. a brigadier to each brigade. not exceeding four times in each year. that one cannon with carriage. Whitcomb was lieutenant colonel of the sixth regiment and Philemon Whitcomb major of the first battalion in the same In 1796 Elisha regiment. four corporals. or any house. an adjutant and quartermaster with the rank of lieutenant.146 arc! HISTORY OF SWANZEY. surgeon's mate. one major to each bdttalion. and that such . that there be not of light infantry or grenadiers to each battalion more than one company of cavalry to each regiment. and each division sliould have one company of artillery. 18. unless by permission of the ba-igadiers they should parade in battalion that suitable meats . In 1795 the enrolment law was amended so as to include in the enrolment those between the ages of sixteen and forty. four sergeants. should be furnished each non-commissioned officer and private within their several towns and places on regimental or battalion musters. and drinks. both of Swanzey. a lieutenant colonel to each regiment. sergeant major. one drummer and one fifer to each company and the regimental staff was to consist of . also annuallj' in the month of August or September. with appro. drum major and fife major that each battalion should have one company of grenadiers or light infantry.four cents in lieu thereof. lieutenant. and one suit of regimental colors for each regiment. . Fhilemon Whitcoml) of Swanzey was major general of the third That year the fifth bridivision of New Hampshire militia in 1810. a captain. on the last Wednesday of June annually. It was unlawful for any non-commissioned officer or private to fire a gun on the day or evening of muster in or near any public road. ensign. also music-money and a color that there should be at least a company . that each regiment should be called out annually in the months of September or October. companies be furnished with music-money and colors that each company in the state turn out for inspection of arms and military exer. that there should be priate inscriptions at the expense of the state a major general to each division. harIt artillery was enacted June ness and apparatus should be furnished each company of artillery. a paymaster. 1805. and at such other times as the comcise manding officers of companies should think proper. or on or near the place of parade without permission of a commissioned officer.

and the little ones of that day in after familiar with all its details. and long black hair hanging down their backs. their scarlet coats and bear-skin caps looked warlike. The people of Swanzey were much elated fences were removed fields leveled on either side of the old common. the mountain at that time being covered with a dense forest. It was . It was a reminder of . Scores of booths were erected opposite the lines. distance west of the muster field. Csesar. but the muster was regarded by Swanzey people as an event of so much consequence that it was a theme of conversation for many sucarticle for publication in ceeding years. making a broad field At that time there were four nearly two miles long and very level.MILITARY AFFAIRS.. Isaac Stratton. a number of years since. The inspectors reported to the General that almost every man was equipped as the law required. Avoman and child that was able to go must be there. Not less than four thousand men bore arms. Several tribes of sham Indians lay in Soon after the fight commenced they rushed out and participated in the battle. and their horrid j^ells produced an excite- ment that is unknown in these modern times. The officers of The vast line was kept in most perfect order. The General then reviewed the brigade (his two sons aids) with pride and admiration. The muster closed as was usual in those days with a grand sham A large fort was thrown up at the base of Mt. There were a greater number of spectators than troops. the brigade were on the field promptly. There wei'e several volunteer veteran companies on the parade. Mr. 147 gade mustered in S'^vanzey. and within them were fiddling and dancing gingerbread and strong drink were sold from them quite freely. probably the greatest military display that ever took place in this part of the State. and was revieAved by General Whitcomb. it was a old-style taverns on Swanzey plains near the muster field nice location for a big muster. a short fight. The right of the brigade was graced with several large companies of cavalry. Muster was the people's great holidaj" in those times. wrote the following one of the local papers. The occasion was blest with a beautiful autumn day. All of the regiments of. not a few of them were old Revolutionar}' soldiers. ambush there. their faces painted. Stratton at the time of this military displaj^^ was but little more than three years old. the various regiments were familiar with their duty. . The plan of the manoeuvers and evolutions of the day was carried out in grand military style without mistakes or accidents. . Esq. . j'^ears became "In the year 1810 the fifth brigade of Major General Philemon Whitcomb's division of New Hampshire militia mustered in Swanzey. Every man.

major Of and adjutant. were the commissioned colonels of four regiments. 'What is slorj'. echo. Dinsmore was governor there was a volunteer muster of tlie county at Keene. lieutenant colonel. The Indians kept up their fiendish yells. There was at this time much interest taken in military displays by the people general!}^. w^s governor of and 1833. four artiller}'. For a time the is- The Americans held the fort and by a very inflank movement overcame the pretended British and made genious of their entire when the Indians fled to theu. New Hamp- When the uniformed companies in Mr. flower tliat blossoms for a day. a name. first settlers of our country. Governor Dinsmore reviewed the of the state militia line and Adjutant General Low The At this time the inspection. what is fame? A mere A A Samuel Dinsmore. muster field was on the plain just north of made Swanzey line. large numbers on either side were apparently killed and wounded. 1832 Keene. a large number of light infantry. The leading at the time quentl}' spirit in initiating the muster was James Wilson who was captain of the Keene Light Infantr}-. some uniformed infantry.' sen. physical forms of those stalwart men that made up this miliwith their elastic limbs and martial steps have gradually display tary gone down into the peaceful bosom of mother earth. the militia was organized into companies and regiments . a sliadow. Amos Bennett of Richmond. In some of the small towns the whole militia of the town were uniformed and organized into one company. colonel of the sixth regiment. The otiieers The that rode their proud steeds have gone down into the shadowy ranks with their soldiers. The battle continued nearly an hour. and a number of rifle companies. and in nearly ever}^ town was a well-uniformed and well-drilled military company'. apparently taking some scalps. of shire in the years of 1831. the companies present there were two cavahy. life " stream that hurries away.native force prisoners sue seemed doubtful. both armies fought bravely. forest. was the senior officer in the commission and had the command. Some of the largo towns had two companies.. The acting colonel.148 the trials of the HISTORY OF SWANZEY. and who subsebecame major general in the New Hampshire militia and mem- ber of congress.

. It was expected that the regiments would be reviewed by either a major or a brigadier-general. The arms for performing military dutj' required by law were. a rifle without a bayonet. 149 The battalion drill and battalion officers had been dispensed with some years previous. a felt cocked hat and white linen pants. lieutenants an epaulette upon the left shoulder. when on duty had to vrear military uniThe uniforms of field officers were a blue military swallowforms. for a mounted officer and cavalry man. Wlien the old flint lock was to it used. It was usual to have a muster only on the days of Tuesday. Thursday and Friday. excepting commissioned officers. Field officers. lette upon the right shoulder. The rank of oflScers was indicated to some extent by the epaulette worn.MILITARY AFFAIRS. when upon parade. The duties required by law of commissioned officers were for captains or senior otHcers of companies to warn their men to meet in Ma}' at some central place to have their arms inspected. . Wednesday'. The in May. officers of their regiments together The muster was usually held in September. captains an epaumilitary cap. to have those militia laws read that were applicable for the performance of military Previous to duties and to instruct the men in military discipline. All soldiers. a priming wire and brush. for performing the military duties required. a gun with a bayonet fitted artiller}' man. and a leather had to be furnished with a All commissioned officers The officers of the independent military companies wore uniforms to correspond with the style of uniform adopted by their company. almost invariably z*ode nice horses . The militia officers tail coat. cartridge boxes attached to a belt. The place for a regiment to muster was designated by the colonel. Field officers wore a pair of silver epaulettes. law required the May training to be on the first Tuesthat time it was changed to the second Tuesday day in May. wore a blue swallow-tail military coat. each man was required to have two spare flints. a sword a rifleman. a pair of pistols and a sword an an infantry man. white linen pants. muster was appointed by a general and b}' such an arrangement as would be most convenient to go from regiment to regiment and review and inspecc one a day. . and to hold a certain number of cartridges. knapsack and canteen. and that a member of the reviewing officer's staff" would inspect The day for a regiment to the arms of each soldier in the regiment. commanding about 1<S30 the About regiments called the commissioned for one day's drill before muster. companies were again warned out for drill by their officers The colonels of just before the annual muster.

The sixth regiment was in as good condition in 1840 as it had been at indei)endent companies were Swanzcy Artillery Winchester. and an elegant set of horses corresponding and match. good band. good music and were fairly well <lrilled. and marclied make one to the regiment. It was a point with most of tliese companies to be at the place of muster the day before in the afternoon. Tliere were noted paratle horses that were seen at musters 3'ear after year. general's by If he was accustomed to making addresses he would the afternoon. and often in a sham fight. and wore seen at a number of musters the same year. Chesterfield and Hinsdale Light Infantries Richmond Grenadiers and Swanzey and Chesterau3' previous time or has been sul)sequently. firing in line. For the duties of muster day the men were warned to meet at some The companies were organparticular place as early as six o'clock. The closing duties of a regiment for the day under its commander consisted in battalion drill. The letting of a good parade horse witli its equipage was a source of conhis staff. At this time much pride was tal<en in most towns in having good uniformed military companies and have them make a good appear- ance on muster da3^ for uniforms. assisted by the quartermaster. . The music of all the companies was consolidated into one band under the direction of the drum-major of the regiment. procured in color siderable income. for the business The general who reviewed. ized at once by its officers and the regiment b^* the adjutant. do it for him. its would have been considered a disgrace for It was not usual for a held otlicer to own the horse or equipage. It an officer to appear otherwise. The . would have a member of his was not so accustomed to this he qualified. who was For a long time muster day was the people's great holiday of the . and to do some drilling.150 with good equipage. Then it the field officers took the to tlie command of the reiiiment parade ground. Tlie time when companies expected to make their best display at mananivering was at an intermission usuall}^ of about an hour after the companies had been inspected. If he staff. Inspection was next in order the Tlie review Ijy the general took place in inspector. IlISTOKY OF SWANZEY. tit'ld Rifle Companies. To pearance required much time prepare the companies for a creditable apto be spent ^n drilling and mucli money Good music was considered an indispensable part of military disMost of the independent companies went to muster with a play. Most if not all these companies appeared at muster with full ranks.

Morse. Sylvander L. Lyman Gates. the former giving exhibitions of great variety and the latter dis- posing of goods of varied qualities. Ahaz Howard. except during the time of the Revolution. Levi Blake. companies in the sixtli regiment. no doubt but that it was an honorable one. regiment had a right to enlist into the But few ever did duty in the compan}^ that did not reside edge of the first five is obtained from traditional evidence. Lombard. William Sebastian. Capron. There are no rolls of New Hampshire militia in the adjutant generby which Swanzey's military history previous to 1815 can There can be be known. Joseph Emerson. when a Later still there were two cavalry cavalry company was organized. of others from the adjutant general's oflfice. Rarasdell. Edward Goddard. David Bennett. The Swanzey artillery was formed about 1808.MILITARY AFFAIRS. Luther Dickinson. Swanzey furnished some of the : men for the first company and most of them for the second. James M. Tlie following ISwanzey men were captains in the cavahy Jonathan Locke. Nathan Whitcomb. The company was disbanded about 1830. It is certain that previous to this time many of its most prominent citizens had military tial's office tles which indicates tlieir connection with the state militia. Fhinelias Stone. It is supposed the knowlIt company. Jonathan Whitcomb. There were probably no independent military companies in this part of the state till some years after the Revolutionary war. Thomas T. Whitcomb. David Aldrich. Benjamin Read. and a time when showmen and pedlers went from muster to muster. Joseph Woodward. William Wright. Alva Whitcorab. In 1840 these uniforms had become reduced in numbers and im- . Otis Whitcomb. 151 year. Jonathan W. Wetherbee. William Read. Swanzey. it was newly uniformed. David Parsons. Horace Drewry. Benjamin F. Calvin Page. do military duty in in the sixth Men required to was substantially a Swanzey compan5^ The following men commanded the company. commanded the com- pany. at the time Luther Dickinson About 1824. Henry R.

the ladies. Tiie officers of the militia company previous to 1815 we will not undertake to name. rifle in a good uniform and was well drilled. well-dressed ladies. signed. and previous to tlie fall muster.. Such was the encouragement if fur obtaining members for the company new uniforms were to be procured that seventy-seven complete uniforms were purchased. to show their appreciation of the military spirit did flag. After the new uniforms were obtained. and Albert Bates. manv Swanzey at any other time as stood when the presentation was made. It was a the credit to the people The following were the commanders of company : Rufus Thompson. second lieutenant. Ten uniforms without equipments were for the music. and for sixty-four non-commissioned officers and privates. Erastus Dickinson. organization to the time of its dissolution it had good numbers. Elisha Hutchins. Could they be given correctly the list would embrace . After the presentation the parties repaired to a bower where refreshments were served. The citizens were present in large numbers and there were We doubt if tiiere have ever present from neighboring towns. of the west part of Swanzey. The slate. presented it with a s[)lenThe presentation was made in front of the old meetingIt was one of Swanzey's great house. paireil Vn* usage to such an extent that the company's appearance was not satisfactoiy to the nienil)ers or to those who had been connected with it especially those who had been its officers. Aaron A. and received in behalf of the company by the captain. Elijah Carpenter. Sylvanus Bartlett. jr. until after the company ceased to maintain organiza- A ing its company was organized about 1830. Joseph Hammond. It had its armory there. mainly by persons livFrom the lime of "West Swanzey. Early in the year measures were taken to see what could be done forms. daughter of Hon. sentiments offered and responses made. cai)tain . evinced in the company's re-organization. which is now the town house. in front of the artillery company This was done by Miss Thankful Carpenter.152 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Sumner. brought together in days. As for obtaining new unia preliminary step the officers then in commission reA vote for officers resulted in the election of Benjamin Read. and equipments for three commissioned officers. Charles Greene. been so man}' good-looking. in consideration of the improved condition of the com- pany. first lieutenant. furnished it with a new well mounted six pound cannon which its was retained tion. Horace Drewr}-. Peter Holbrook.

promoted to the rank of colonel. 1862 . The regiment under his command was mustered out at Chicago June 12. MAJORS. with equipments.MILITARY AFFAIRS. raised a company of infantr}' on Satiu'day was elected captain. Benjamin Read. Benjamin Hammond. Flag. Twenty-three battles are recorded on the "Old 100th 111. taking rank and mustered in August 30. Orlando Page. Ware. number of the most prominent and influential men of the The men that did duty in a militia compan}' did not have to procure a military uniform. Hammond. . Richardson.. Thomas T. in the months of July and August. Phinehas Stone. Elijah Hills.. LIEUT. he was in command ment till Septeml)er 4. John Grimes. David Parsons. Hammond of Chicago (son of Capt. 2d. Luther Dickinson. Erastus Dickinson. Fish. Trowbridge. Amos David Read. after the battle of Chickamauga. Edwin Snow. constituting the 100th volunteer regiment of infantry of Illinois. William Moore. when he was promoted of the regito lieutenant colonel. David Aldrich. 1864. Amos F. Jonathan D. They only had to furnish themselves Since 1815 the Swanzey militia company have had the following commanders : Samuel Stearns. On that same day he was elected major by the officers of the regiment. jr. 1865. 2d. Charles Morrill . jr. I) was joined with others Hammond . 1863. Jonathan Whitcomb. 1865. September 20. 2d. 1862. The following are names of Swanzey cers in the sixth regiment since 1815 COLONELS. Lj'man Leach. Kelloggr. and on the Tuesday following the company (Co. men who have been field offi- Phinehas Stone. jr. a large 153 town. Josiah B. Amos Allen Bennett.. Edmund Stone. Hosea Bishop. Horatio Black. COLONELS. and on May 11." and Providence permitted him to be activel}' engaged in each one of them. Benjamin of Swanzey).

'^ feet long. to be set ou the rock near the corner of the lot No. Previous to this time. 7 for the ministry. as most of the men prominent in proi)rietary and municipal matters were also leaders in church affairs. ''Voted and chose Mr. Samuel Farnsworth. and No. 7. or 4 1737. '^ Voted that the sum of three pounds on each right. or (15-t) . CONGRKGATIONAL ClIURCH FORMATION EaRLY ITiSTORY— MrMBERS MINISTERS— Ol'FICEUS Parsonage— CoNGKKGATioXAL St)CiETY Names of Sunday School Church Ladies' Society MioiiJKRs Officers Choir Society Funds— Meeting Houses— Baptist Church— Methodist E. Nathaniel Hammond. The following are some of the earliest recorded votes of the proprietors at meetings duly called for the purpose. and held at the house of Capt. Charles Lummas and Thomas Cressoii a com- mittee to procure workmen to build the meeting-house or let it out to be done as shall be thought most proper. Voted. 18 or near thereabouts. 63 in the 4th division be for the first minister. That the}^ will build a meeting house in said township 46 36 feet wide and 20 feet stud. ''Voted that the lot in No. Congregational Clmrcli in Swanzey was organized November 4. '^ Voted and chose Messrs. and other necessaiy charges. Samuel Hills. 1741. THE and probably from its first settlement. Samuel Hills to provide a minister to preach the Gospel in said township till the next proprietors' meeting. pounds on each right to defray the charges of building a meeting House. ciglit years after tlie townsliip (then called Lower Ashuelot) was granted to its sixty proprietors. Nathaniel Hannnond. — — — — — — — — — — — The Congregational Church." Oct. Church Univeksalist Society. the ordinances of religion had not been neglected.CHAPTER T. ^^ Voted to raise a rate or tax of 240 pounds. Ecclesiastical. mending ways. Sept. 20.



" '' Oct. " Voted. " Voted. every year until it comes to 180 pounds. That Mr. 28. Natlianiel Hammond and Charles Luraas be a lots for the committee to provide a preacher. Samuel Gunn. Noah Mi- rick for their minister. In response to an article in their warrant to "choose 1740. and be made as good from year to year as the money is at the present time. if he shall agree to settle in the work of the ministry among us. 180 pounds ill 155 the whole." Dec. 130 pounds the first year and to add to it 5 pounds . Mirick concerning his settlement. and accordingly apply may be to some candidate in the ministry' to preach upon probation in order for settling. 28. ''Voted. 18. Nathaniel Hambe a committee to take the advice of some Brown mond and Benjamin of the neighboring ministers concerning some suitable person to settle " among as soon as conveniently us in the work of the Gospel ministiy." and ordination. Samuel Hills be a committee to employ a minister to preach in said town this 6 months ensuing. '• Voted. William Scott and John Evans was chosen to treat with Mr. 9. and call a pious. and two feet in the heighth added to the meeting-house. That Capt. The proprietors voted unanimously for Mr.ECCLESIASTICAL. learned and orthodox minister" the "worthy Mr. offering to give him "200 pounds settlement in bills of credit (of old tenor) if he shall agree to settle in the work of the ministry among us one half to be paid in 6 months after his the other half in 12 months after said ordination. be raised to pay for preaching and other necessary cliarges. That Capt. April 4. and for the future with what remains so far as will hold out. in bills of credit (of the old tenor) as his yearly salary. That the committee shall pitch minister and ministry. March 15. Voted to raise a rate or tax of 240 pounds or 4 pounds on each right to defra}' the cost and charges of preaching the Gospel in said township it in time past. Thomas Crisson." committee consisting of Abraham Graves. Nathaniel Hammond and Mr. A Thomas Goss" was chosen and invited to settle among them with sub- . but no record is made of his accepting their proposals. ''Voted." Dec. Ephraira Jones. and be continued so as long as he shall remain our minister. That there be 4 feet in the length. Sept. also. and build a decent steeple on one end of said meeting-house as the committee and carpenters 1739." 1 and lay out the 738. and 4 feet in the bread til. shall think fit." Voted.

1741. as among you in tlie work of your proposals before me. Timothy Harrington. viz. the honor of Christ. the house Mr. Ml- with the same result.: Upper Ashuelot There were and present. Harrington — a committee to carry the proposals to nlso to request him to supply them with preaching he should give his answer. Aug. which was in accordance with the Cambridge platform. the "Gentlemen. Harrington 5'on in his letter of acceptance says. 4. 1741. except it was to be 150 pounds instead of 130 the first year. elders and delegates from the churches in The church these two places. The unanimit}' of your choice. Timothy Harrington to be their minister witli the salary above named. and your earnest desire for mj. have given me an invitation to settle the ministry and have also laid fess they are generous and you willing to exert yourselves for the honorable support of the Gospel. so as not to discommode the setting of the Meeting-House. Harrington was ordained and the church formed Nov. and that my accepting of it may be for the glory of God." Mr. right for the house lot first minister in Ashuelot. in case he shall settle in the work of the will miuistr}' amongst tlie us. " Voted. May 4. less men preached more or Gardner. (Kecne) sisted in the ordination. and asArlington (Winchester)." rington. Harrington's salar}-^ in case he shonld take up with our proposals at silver money at 28 shillings per ounce. the township. — covenant. was subscribed to by the pastor Timothy Harrington from the First church . Nathaniel Hammond. 3. one acre and an half of land situate lying on the Meeting-House Hill where he shall choose to pitch it. at a meeting held at the house of Samuel Gunn. John Evans and Timoth}' till Brown were chosen Mr. his heirs That the proprietors will give Mr. a Mr. also from Sunderland and Northfield. the interest of religion and the mutual i>eace and comfort of jou all. as did also following them. The proprietors.continuance among you seem to declare your invitation to be the call of God himself. voted to call Rev. Timothy Harand assigns forever. There were at that time no settlements in what is now Sullivan County." " Voted also that the proprietors exchange lot scliool lot with Mr.156 stantiall}' the HISTORY OF SWANZEY. I must con- repeated instances of your affection to my person. and only two others in Cheshire County. April 13. same settlement and salary as that voted Probably both these in rick — and to Mi". It was *' Voted to state Mr." belonging to the school which the General Court has granted to the viz.

During his mlnistr^^ including the . 1744. Mr. and in 1747 they abandoned tlie town. Thomas Cresson." To some other place consider and act present it was deemed imprudent for so small a number to act upon the subject. Deerlield church . Littleton Abraham Graves. in 157 Cambridge. and also his claim to the first minister's At this meeting also Anna. and Thomas Hammond.. votes that could be recollected were confirmed by vote of tlie church. But though scattered. 14. . Harrington was chosen church clerk. this request a might meeting of the church was called to meet at BrookSept. and with it the church records. But the important events and 1745. be debarred communion with us till done. in Lancaster or to any other regular Chh. or without an accepted reason for such failure. were dismissed and recommended with him to "the first Chh. viz. Hatfield Samuel Gunn. Timothy Brown and Jonatlian Hammond were chosen deacons. . wherever Providence shall cast their lott. and recorded." Mr. . and Samuel Hills. Nathaniel Hammond. John Evans. Sunderland Charles Lumis.35. January 5. wife. 11th. H. his right of land in Lower Ashuelot. Carr. 1744. intending without doubt to return under more favorable circumstances. That any person belonging to another church and coming to reside among us be required within the space of one year to bring a letter of dismission and recommendation from that church to this. who were never in full communion before. . and his salary for the years 1747 and 1748. and their consent to his settling in the work of the ministry in where God upon field. and twelve other men. costing $15. Mr. and the members of the little church were scattered. At the same time '''Voted.. Oct. 2. At this meeting his request was granted on condition that he relinquish all claim to any arrearages of salary due to Nov. Rev. Before leaving they buried many heav}^ articles of furniture in the ground." Rev. Upper Ashuelot. was subsequent- As a token of his affectionate remembrance ly settled in Lancaster. Oct. Harrington's house was burned by the Indians March 26. and. jr. 1745. the church was not disbanded.ECCLESIASTICAL. for the church in Swanzey he left it by will money for tiie purchase of a silver cup. and they adjourned to meet in Rutland. his maidservant. 4. The inhabitants continued to suffer from the hostility of the Indians. and Rose. . Nathaniel Hammond from in Littleton Jonathan Hammond. but as only six of the eighteen male members were in his providence call him. In 1748 their pastor requested of them "a testimonial of tlieir acceptance of his doctrine and conversation among them. Bolton William David Belding.

and for a salary 53 pounds 6 shillings and 8 pence the first two years. Nathan Blake. "William Smead. 1764. 4. 3d in Pl3Mnouth.158 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. town voted to pay him for a settlement 133 pounds 6 shillings and 8 tlie dained and settled over pence lawful money.. continuing to be its minister till June. the towns being at equal expense for the support of the Gospel during The church covenant was then subscril)ed to by twentythat time. Kingston . Joseph Ellis. William Carr. Joseph Hammond. 1754. Rev. Poquaig. Edward Goddard church. and chose Swanzey. Nichewong. 1st in Hingham. Carpent*^r^had his choice with which to remain. pastor Abraham Graves. 1753 the churches represented at the 1st in installation. of churches. David Foster. He was appointed chaplain of the Crown to Feb. blown down and one member of the council had a horse time. Samuel Hills. 28. Ebenezer Nimms. . Lancaster. Holden. viz. Jonathan Hamiel mond. of Shrewsbury was or- Six churches by their pastors and delegates assisted at the ordination. Cari)enter was installed akim King and Thomas Hammond. When they separated Rev. David Fos- had been chosen deacon that at this date the three deacons. In 1769. when at his own request he was dismissed by an ecclesiastical Tradition says that the council council convened for that puipose. Ezra Carpenter. 27. whom Aug. William Grimes. and after that time an annual increase of . had but just left the meeting-house when a tornado passed and turned the meeting-house one quarter round. 1st The in Shrewsbury. David Belding. Point expedition ter in thirty-five were admitted to the church. 1753. field. fortj'-five were admilted to the church males and twenty-two females. 21. Ilanunond. Mr. Thomas Cresson. were diopped and the two latter rechosen. twent3'-three twenty-five were from other : original members. Warwick and Westmoieland. Ebenezer Day. 1757. Sept. Hammond and Foster. EliIMr. one persons. 1st in Lancaster. Timothy Brown. Sunderland and NorthThe union of these churches continued about seven j'cars. over this united church Oct. It appears that at some time previous . so that it was made to face the Several buildings also were unroofed or east instead of the south. Deerfleld. Nathan: . killed at the During his ministr}His salary was 100 pounds. Brown. schoolhouse in The churches in Swanzey and Koene met at the Swanzey and mutually and unanimously agreed to be one religious society and worship together for the space of three years. David Niinms. Jeremiah Hall. viz. Keene.

ing his ministry several members were disciplined some for absenting themselves from church services and ordinances. The first part of Mr. 13. "The Rev. during his ministry. Walpole and Ashburnham. but a growing feeling of discontent manifested on the part of the town. a graduate of Harvard 1797. 1770. his continuing their minister. it was voted unanimously in favor of . Mr. than was that of of Mr. Clark Brown. with which he united becoming its pastor. He also continued his connection with the church until the installation of his tague. Goddard continued July 5. Sept. 1810. Sept. 1798. officiating as prerlecessor were often troubled in obtiie\' did during the perilous and The trying times of Indian wars and the war of the Revolution. of whom fifty-six were from other churches fort}'' wei'e administered. The baptismal or half-way covenant. 29. and who had . Most of the offenders confessed their faults and were continued in church fellowship. to be minister of the church and town till 1798. Goddard other. 1798. Joseph Cross was elected. During his pastorate . and some for a too free use of that unruly member. April 2. successor. 159 pence. which compelled his resignation. . 40 shillings till bis salary amounts to GG ponncls 13 shillings and 4 In addition to the above they also voted to bring him annually thirty cords of fire wood. Calvin Frink resigned the office of deacon. Calvin Frink was chosen clerk. Dur. Goddard's rainistrj' was evidently pleasant and prosperous the latter part was not so harmonious. Rev. Goddard and liis taining their salaries. 1799. 5. Thomas Applin in Thomas Hammond and Daniel Warner. During that time one hundred and fift3'-six membaptisms as it was bers were received. deacons were chosen as follows 1777. at which time he was dismissed and recommended to the church in Warwick. although at a church meeting Feb. In 1785 it numbered one hundred and twenty-five: fiftj'-seven males and sixty-eight females. Mr. the tongue. in slander. Goddard was church clerk called. 1806. was then in vogue. and in 1782 Samuel Hills and Calvin Frink. besides sixteen non-residents. : Jan. At the time of his settlement in 1769 the church numbered forty-four members twenty-two males and twen: ty-two females. at which time he was dismissed by an ecclesiastical council composed of pastors and delegates from churches in Mon- New Ipswich. Both Mr. ministry longer an}' nearly twenty-nine years. and June 3.ECCLESIASTICAL. Clark Brown. but on account of his health voted to excuse him from preaching for a season. The church appeared to be itself ever friendly to him. New Salem. 6.

Chesterfield. began to siippl}. an al)le preacher. In the in- between dismission and the next installation two were admitted to church fellowship. In the interim before the next ordination. He was man ordained Jan. Ebenezer Colman was installed as pastor of the church Ma}' 23. Barstow. 1810. and was installed Sept. Aug. During his ministry nine were admitted to com- munion and terval twent3'-three baptized. and Aug. liis His salary was $400. Whiton. Camp. The exercises at the installing council were conducted b^' the following ministers Introductory prayer bj'^ Salmon Bennett. Salary of popular talent but unstable. seven were admitted and ten were bapTlie Rev. 1827. and dismissed by council at his own request Nov. "Walker. fessedl}' such. Ashb}'." The necessity for such a resolution gives us an inkling of the practice in church circles previ- ous to this date.. The Rev. we deem it the duty of every friend of religion and human happiness to do all in his power to discontinue it. D. 1815. 1828. Rockwood. 26.tlie pulpit in He proSwaiizoy. as well as in destroying the souls of many. He was a graduate of Brown Universitj' in 1815. Z. Colman was appointed librarian and Asahel Shurtlefi" and Joseph . . April 3. 5. Keene consecrating prayer. B. 1827. 1819. full communion and a eight^'-two were baptized. During his ministry forty-nine were ad- mitted to $400. was tized." The foregoing extract and some other items are taken from "New Hampshire Churches. C. Fitzwilliam concluding prayer. Marlborough sermon. 21. 13. May 27.to the peace of families and to the good order of Society. Mr. S. a graduate of Harvard 1804. right hand of fellowship. 5. The number of the church from the first is 417 and the baptisms 709. Mass. A. E. . the pastor was chosen church clerk. Ware was chosen to the same ofl3ee. therefore resolved unanimously that this Council request the committee of the socict}' to exclude all ardent spirits and wines from the entertainment provided for the Council. John : — . The council when met passed the following "Whereas the free use of ardent spirits is doing much : injur}. Joshua Chandler. 1822. address to people. but failing in tual council Oct. Mass.160 HISTORY OF SWAXZEY. Salar}' $300 and thirtv cords of wood. 1830. Joseph Dickinson was chosen deacon." and written by Rev. became an Episcopalian and attempted to render the church tlic attempt. been dismissed from Brimfield. William Muzzy. his connection was dissolved b}^ mu1. a good scholar. 1808. A constitution for a church library was adopted Dec. 20. charge to pastor. Jolin Sabin. O. Troy . 1828. Sullivan. Jona.



161 a committee to examine. Rev. the pulpit was occupied by several persons but principally by Rev. Winchester and Walpole. and preaching till the time of his death. Mr. the church confession of faith and church covenant were by unanimous vote of the church revised and made to conform to those of most other churches in connection with the Monadnock Association. During his ministry in this town. was conferred married.. dying June 19. He was twice first to Susan Parkman of Westborough. and being obliged frequentl}'^ to worship in a hall or schoolhouse. Westmoreland. to Mrs. when. On the eightieth anniversary of his birth he preached a sermon from the text "I am this day four score years old" (ii Samuel 19 35). tutor in Dartmouth College two years. upon him by Dartmouth College. 1843. He was born in Chesterfield. 1845. pastor of Congregational Church in West- this borough. by those who believed the doctrines he faithfully preached. a graduate of Dartmouth College 1802. twenty-eight were dismissed and recommended to other churches and twenty-eight of the members died. Preceptor of Plymouth Academy two years. Hatch. Colman and before his successor was installed. Nov. and April 4. to which he had previously been chosen. Mass. giv: ing interesting reminiscences of his ple. to fifty-eight persons were received the church. at liis request. and by those whodissented from them. He was a gentleman of the old school. 16. all books which might be purchased for the library or presented to it. the pastoral relation was dissolved b}'^ a mutual council composed of pastors and delegates from Fitzwilliam. as the meeting-house was claimed a part of the time by the Universalists. 1838.ECCLESIASTICAL. and of the church in town nearly twenty-two years. Roger C.D. 1834. twenty-six and one-half years. Elisha Rockwood was settled as minister of the church and people. 1S34. May 9. and March 11 2. Colman's pastorate continued till July 1. and was soon after chosen church clerk. William Read accepted the office of deacon. Among the reasons he assigns for Smead leaving were his small salary. 1836. The degree of D. not being sufficient for the support of his family. 1778. 1858. Luther Browne was chosen clerk of the church . and receive or reject. and twentytwo persons were admitted to the church. these were printed for distribution . July 13. and second. Emily Wilder Herrick of Keene. highly res[>ected by all who knew him. Keene. June 3. life and good advice to his peo- This sermon was published aTter his death. After the dismission of Mr.

After closing his labors with the as well as in his business relations. The next minister was Rev. May 20. lie remained a little more than four years when at his request the pastoHe was born in Nelson. ral relation was dissolved. and continHe was somewhat easy in his theological views 1868. E. who had l)een supplying the 1850 . 12. Thompson was chosen clerk. until became to Swanzey. IS. 1859. 1864. [)lace at the try. but soon af- removing from town. the members. its ministers. Roberts and preached He was a 3'oung man. of which 875 was annually relinquished for several of the last years of his life. which amount was raised by subscription witii the exception of S300 which was taken from Societj' funds. Cutler succeeded Mr. Charles AVille}'.162 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. . twenty-one were males and fifty-one females. B.. studied theology and graduated at Bangor Theological Seminary in last minister that The and also at Saxton's Preached there and Charlestown. in Tro}'. 1859. Wilson. Josiah Parsons was chosen and has since oflice. church in At the close of Mr. W. a tine speaker. fifteen persons united with the latter church. who was installed June 29. Vt. 1871. ter. Since leaving here he has been City Missionary at Portland.. Tlie cliurcli among of numbered at this time seventy-t\YO. Rev. church ued commenced preaching as stated supply.. 1858. Mr. Mowry A. in which being engaged He has not since been in the minisbusiness he did not succeed. river. Vi. of Episcopal A. interesting nearly two in tlie pul- pit. 5. uary. Salary $400 and use of parsonage. Cutler's the Goffstowu. but lacking in those qualities which are essential to success as He has since been rector pastor among the people of his parish. H. Oct. Roberts. Sept. He was an earnest and acceptable preacher. Rev. till church in this he preached about two years at East Swanze}'. 1851. years. and on the first Sunday in JanBaptist miuistr}' Rev. Dec. The parsonage was dedi- use of cated with appropriate services Nov. T. Earle held a series 'of gospel meetings with the and Congregational churches. July 24. whom by him ministerial changes became more frequent in New England the society followed the prevalent fashion and purchased a house for tiie As It was bought of Dr. a zealous preacher. Willard Adams for $1200. ordained at Bellows Falls. same time as a life insurance agent. retained the was "settled" over the church and society was John'G. ll's salary was $400. Maine. 1820.

E. Barrington. Greenfield and Nelson. N. was born at Derb}^ Vermont. At the beginning of the new year. public religious services were observed on the Sabbath. to Mills. Vt. He was minister at Ludlow. studied death in January. N. planting of shade trees in our streets. although as usual for the twelve preceding years had been minister in Charlestown. Epsom. H. Carpenter was Rev. and preached Swanzey About three months before his death. 1810. W. theology at Andover. commenced his labors among us and continued them till Feb. Sept. He was a good scholar and writer. was an able preacher. 12. Sept.. where he has since resided. pastor 1815 . who remained till July. Swanzey preached at Kingston. Saunderson vrho Tlie church Januarj'^.ECCLESIASTICAL.. seven years and atWallingford. was stricken with heart disease and died nearly as suddenly as he did. Sept. when thinking he would be of more service in some other place went first to Wisconsin and preached two years. The successor of Mr. I. 1890. and soon after redience. and by want of energ}' he failed to greatly interest and arouse his auHe occupied the pulpit till Maj'. sometimes conducted by a transient minister and at other times by members of the church. H. Sept. but more recently in the service of the Vermont Bible Societ}'. 1882. in good repute among his ministerial brethren and highly esteemed by all who knew him. lege. 15? the church there six years afterwards before coming of 1845. Mr. Mr. Cummings of Hollis. C's salary was $600 and use of parsonage. ordained at Chichester. . preaching apart of the time in connection with his labors on the farm. when he was thrown from his sleigh and received injuries from which he died in a few hours. married Miss Harriet Claggett of Newport. his wife. London was now without a resident minister till the following on such occasions. and set with his own hand the . graduated at 1845. C. encouraged the ary pursuits. 24. threeyears at Yale Col. He was also a good sermonizer. a nol)le woman. 1877. 163 untiling in his efforts to do good. taught music and was engaged in various literHe was an ardent lover of nature. in Hollis. He preached also at other places. formerly'' of Littleton. moved to Manchester where he resided till his Hewas born 1. 1873. studied 1843. nine years. Mr. Miss Elizabeth Andover Theological Seminary 1842 married Oct. H. then to Newfield. Rev.. but old age had weakened his powers. He was much interested in the people at East there more than had an}'^ of his predecessors. remaining from one to six years in each place. His salary was $525 and parsonage. Carpenter. having written the history of Charlestown when he was there. 9. 10. J. Center Harbor.

"Ware Oct. In 1819. learned the printer's trade when a boy prepared for college at Haverhill and Kimball Union Academies. twelve He married years. the former aver- any controversies aging about twelve years and the latter four. Y. the It was the church of the "standing order. and It has also been the custom to have a prayer meeting in the middle of the week. church. :\r. There have been few if in the church or among its members upon theological forms or of worship. three and one-half years. in which capacity he still re- It thus appears that during the onehundred and fort3'-nine years since the formation of the church there have been fifteen ministers. 1888. was chosen deacon. Alonzo A. . . 1835. Merrill. L. graceful elm immediately in front of the brick cliurcb... when he was dismissed and came to Swanzey. since. receiving a salary of $700 and parsonage ($800 March were paid him the first three j^ears). points It was tlie only church in town till 1792. and likewise Sabbath evenings. Rev. N. two years April 28." so called. Pa. survives. Its ministers were supported at first by a tax upon the proprietors and upon all tax paj'ers in the town and afterwards. Rev. partly by contributions and parti}' by taxation. m. of whom eight were settled pastors and seven stated sup|)lies. Md. From time immemorial. was engaged as pastor. in accordance with the prevalent cusr. April 18. "William K. 1889. 8. . 1864. Merrill of New York. Presbyterian church. March 30. among the Scotch coal miners at Barton. graduated from the scientific department of Dartmouth College in 1858 in bus. . 1882. He was born in Haverhill. Rev. especially when there has 1 been but one preaching service. generally at 11 a. graduated at Princeton Theological Seminary 1864 ordained b^' the Presbytery of Carlisle. 1877. 1879) the churcli and congregation voted to have but one preacliing service on the SabThis practice has been continued bath. Joanna W. three children of whom only one. pastor Congregational church. 19. 1878. Y.164 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1864. at Newville. 25. E. They have had In May. and that in the forenoon. Harvey Woodward of Keene. studied Greek one year with his brother. J. iness for some time in N. Benjamin Merrill commenced his ministerial labors in this i)lace and faithfidly performed them till his sudden death Nov.. formerly a minister of the M. missionary . Pembroke. when the Baptist church was formed at "West Swanzey. Ausable Forks. tom. June 7.. there had been two sermons. Saunderson (March 2. mains. During tlie ministry of Mr. Cit}' .

Samuel Belding. Edward Goddard. dollars. Asaph Lane.ECCLESIASTICAL.. eight years. Foster Emerson. Zenas Ware. Joseph Hammond. requiring tliat no person should be taxed except voluntarily. 165 "toleration act" was passed by the New Hampshire legislature. all of whom were to be and have been chosen annually the . and incorporated by an act of the legislature June 16. Luther Wright. William Dnrant. Amos Bailey. Levi Blake. treasurer and collector. Nathaniel Dickinson. Silas Parsons. Nicholas HoAves. Dickinson. Farnum Fish. Aninriali Partridge. John Thompson. Samuel Lane.. jr. Seth Belding and Joseph Dickinson. Moses B. jr. Joseph Kimball. Ellijah Joel Read. jr. Peter Cross. Daniel Cummings. Williams. Ezekiel Thompson. The clerks of the society have been Joseph Cross. and for many years past all ex- penses iuive been paid by voluntary contributions. The other officers were a board of three directors. Timothy Clark. James Brewer." and to receive donations and hold funds to an amount not exceeding one thousand This charter was amended in 1867. viz. three years. five years Asahel Shurtleff. John Read. six years Farnum Fish. Gad Graves. Elisha Osgood. Josiah P. Elijah Lane. James Cummings. William Wright. Azariah Dickinson. Nehemiah Cummings. after tlie formation of the society. Joseph Smead. "Samuel Hills. fiCty-six years Alonzo A. two years William Read. . John Applin. Thomas Applin. Thomas Applin. . Elijah Belding. Enoch Cummings. in support of any religious denomination but some years previous to this time any person had the privilege of having his minister tax abated provided he paid for the support of some other denomination. autliorized to "assess and collect taxes for the support of a Gospel ministry and other necessary expenses of said Society. 26. Graves. 1810. authorizing the holding of funds to an amount..000 There is a record of but few taxes ever being assessed l)er year. Tliaddeus Cummings. Ezekiel Osgood. 1809. Timothy Tiiompson. Read. Joseph Parsons. Isaac Butterfield. Tlie Congregational Society in Swanzey was formed Dec.. Beriah Day. Its object was to maintain the preacliing of the gospel and to act jointly It was with the cluu'ch in calling. Amos Bailey. Josiah Parsons. Joseph Cross. Elisha Lane. the income of which should not exceed $5. Benja- min Brown. Tliouias Cross. Lane. jr. incorporation sixty three persons joined the society. CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETT. Henry Morse. Paul Raymond. jr. . Before : tlie act of Ebenezer Elkanah Aaron Hills. Calvin Frink. AYare. . . James Pierce. Benjamin Hammond. settling and dismissing ministers.

thirty-eight years and Alvah .000. sewing. Lane and Lyman ]\L Stone. M. with few interrui)tions. seven years. Thomas Applin. Seth Bclding. Mrs. The presidents of the society have been Mrs. Daniel Wetherbee. Ware. This has been applied principally towards the payment of the pastor's salary. John Thompson. Jona. forty years J. ^Irs. Lutlier Wright. Its constitution directed that the annual meeting should be held on the second Tuesday of May. Silas Jones. G. Daniel Cunnnings. Fariitim FIsli. of supporting the preaching of the Gospel. reading. With these exceptions they rarely' appear in church history. Mrs. men and this has always been so except perhaps in the early settlement of the town. is Numericall}' the}' far ontnunil)er the . 1835. Rockwood. Edwin AVright. Those that served the longest in this capacity were William Read. . William Read. Luther S. E. Alvah Thompson. E. but somewhat to missionary enterprises and helping the poor. Timotliy Tliompson. . and regular montldy meetings on the second Tuesday Tliese meetings. Thompson. Stone. Ware. and cultivating the social element. sixteen j'ears. Benjamin Brown. B. Read. Hubbard Williams. King. one Enoch Cummings. C. Ever}' member was required to pay at least twenty-five cents a year. with fifty-two members. braiding palm leaf hats. Tiioraas Applin. Ezra Tiiayer. and for tliepuipose and less demonstrative. Notwithstanding this. Wilson. Levi Blake. one. Joseph Dickinson. J. James Brewer. . essays. four years. marriages and deaths. Sargeant. Silas Parsons. Asa Ilealey. D. D. Franklin Downing. Eleazer Mason. forty-six . . Kead. EzeUiel Osgood. Daniel C'limniings. jr. Amos Bailey. admissions to and dismissions from the church. Samuel Stone. The afternoon or evening has been spent in knitting. Samuel D. Those tliat liave served as directors were Kehcniiuli Ciimmings. the influence of woman though silent perhaps even greater than that of man. Abel Wilson. John S. Phineas Stone. As an anxiliar}^ to the Congregational Society. Ezekiel Thompson. Mrs. the Ladies^ Benevolent Society was organized May 12. Amos Baile^'. Read. The avails of the society since its formation have been about $3. Foster Emerson. have since of every month. The names of females appear upon the church records under the heads of baptisms. Monday in April. one. James Cummings. l)een continued. Asahel Shurlletf. Mowry A. P2noch Howes. F. Josiah P.166 first HISTORY OF SWANZEY.. Tliompson. eighteen and M. Alonzo A. Ware. Thomas Cross. Josiah Parsons (father and son). Abel Wilder. The treasurers of the society have been Henry Morse. Luther Browne. Daniel Cummings. sometimes meeting once in two weeks instead of four.

Alfred Marl)le. R. if ever. Tlie chosen leaders of later years have been Ezekiel Thompson. H. and has history. ]\L Lane -jind Harvey Sargeant. S. Geo. Stone. in part. A. Carpenter. Secretaries: Miss Lucy Browne. with a selection from other authors. M. E. Mrs. in The records of the Sunday School connection with the church are very incomplete. H. Mrs. Mrs. S. Miss E. by Charles S. when it gave place to ''Sjyiritual Songs" containing both the hymns and music. until her death. M. Miss E. B. 167 J. M. Lane. Wright. Mrs. C. A. L. M. numbers about GOO volumes. Newell. Hubbard Williams. Miss H. and previous to that time the records upon the subject are silent. D. Read. At this date the ''• Congregational till Hymn Book. I. Woodward. Adams. Miss S. J. Mrs. about ever delighted to hear. F. Read. Rockwood. Mrs. D. Its sessions have usually been immediately after the morning church been continued tendents nearl}' . Thompson. used is probably much the same as that used in other choirs. For all liave whom man}' 5'ears previous to June 6. Lane. Music. Lane. Philo Applin. S. Read. M. Merrill and Mrs. Mrs. Ware and L. A. was a member of the choir Tlie long list of singing books that have been fifty-five 3'ears. 1880. A every Sunday' since having had for its superinJoseph Dickinson. Certainly this has been the case within the memory of living men. Ware. The proverbial sensitiveness of singers has rarel}-. King. A. The only early church records was introduced and retained pertaining to music are tliese May 4. Bailey and Miss Miss Bailey was secretary and treasurer twenty-five years. F. Sunday School. being entirely wanting in the earlier part of its school was first organized probabl}'^ about 1826. William Read. and a Its library yearly membership of about twice that number. Miss E. E. Thompson. Miss Mary W. Mrs. S. F. Sargeant. A. with an average attendance of between fifty total and sixty. Charles Willey." by Elias Nason. 1858. B. 1797. Lane. A. shown itself in bickerings and scramblings for the chief places. A. The church choir has been an harmonious one. This book is still in use. C. Wilder. E. service. M. "Voted that the pastor in the : — name and behalf of . A. E. Williams. Miss P. was the principal hymn book used.ECCLESIASTICAL. B. Robinson. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. Blake. Lane left by will a little more than $100 to replenish the library.

Baih-y.. It was built on the now lives. W.00 was contribsome person or i)ersons previous to 1833 of which there is no . $34. before it It is perhaps doubtful whether in it was entirely completed was damaged by the huriicane gallery was row of pews around the sides of the house. as meetings were frequently warned then caused were not wholly repaired till rock or ledge just west of where Mr.00 Sai)riua Read. SoO. . but it probably stood and was used several years in the 19th century.168 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. By the gifts and bequests of several individuals the church and so- ciety have a fund of 67.61 Neliemiali Cummings. From these funds $300 was applied towards the purchase of the parsonage and $550 was lost by the failure of the Ashuelot Savings Bank to pay in full its depositors. "Voted that the pastor. $-100. a . but for some reason the house was not l)uilt until the return of the inhabitants after having been driven away by the Indians. the next Lord's request the singers to assist tlie Clih. the income of the support of Gospel preaching and other which is to be applied to religious purposes. The were Joseph Cross.00 Hubbard Williams. contributors .00 Elizabeth M. and back of the body seats and likewise a row around in the galler3\ The "pew ground" was appraised and sold at auction. $102.OO J. diij^ the Chh. $200. $300. D. when a new l)uil(ling was erected by the town. committees chosen. timbers prepared. Taxes were voted.41 uted l)y Malinda Sargent. . other votes were subsequently passed in regard to its construction. definite record. Williams. 1765. and about $100. Enocli Cum$200. .00. There is no record when it was abandoned. $400. Hannah Ware. . after Divine service. propose to the Congregation a contiibution to be had the next succeeding Sal)bath for the i)urpose of raising for the use of the money in to purchase a bass viol Congregational Society Svvanzey. $6600. Meeting-houses. $25.20. taken down. in singing after the celebration of the Lord's supper.00. . $200.780. and each purchaser was required to build his own pew and finish up the walls adjacent to the same. This building was used as a church buildin<i and town house till about the year 1796.61 mings. or disposed of. next Lord's day. In addition to what has already been stated pertaining to locating and building a meeting-house. etc. . ." Church and Society Funds. George Carpenter It was 50 by 40 feet on the ground and 22 feet A posts. Ware. Zenas Ware. and the damages 1771.00 A. on three sides.


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fireplace. and the bible and hymn book for the pulpit. T. The inside of the churcli was never painted. Harrington has already been noticed. Lane. made a one story building belfry. west . one above the other three doors. by building windows. a platform was erected and suitably furnished for them in the southwest corner of the house at the right of the minister in the pulpit. cup by Rev. In 1850 this building was remodeled into the present town-house. Fox. one each on the east. structed as they It was built by erected the brick meeting-house where it now stands. 13. Twenty-five dollars of this amount was contributed by Mrs. and Mrs. by Mr. The huge belfty and steeple with its lofty spire was at the west end. S. 000. Jan. at an expense of about $60. Lydia Griggs. except foot-stoves and the like carried tlie worshippers. west and south. galler}'. The pulpit platform and gallery were lowered. M. There was no bell in For many j-ears it contained no stove. G. In 1884 the gallery was vacated 1)}^ the singers and. other apparatus for heating. C. and the whole painted and grained. F. contract by Mr. now appear. etc. the chairs and stand by Mrs. gallery extended on three sides of the house. pulpit and pews were removed and the ante-rooms con- by * . and south sides . east. pairs were again made at an expense of more than $200. was The audience The pulpit . The floor was covered with rows of old. divided by broad aisles. In 1887 re- and ante-rooms were mostly re[)lastered. painted. Mary A. Lane. For many years the use of this buildin claimed part both by the Congregational and Universalist ing vyas In 1836 the former society relinquished its claim and societies. — — fashioned square pews. the arms and railings of the slips were changed to those of the modern style. two sets of 45 62 feet on It was remodeled. — The towering a porch at the east and west ends. desk was presented by Mrs. Virgil Woodcock for about 82. containing a row of pews next the walls and rows of long seats in The pulpit on the north side of the house a front for the singers. The new : in fact it is the identical where the present town-house now stands the ground.ECCLESIASTICAL. to be held at the 169 structure was built old meeting-house. in 1869. Parker. H. was many feet above the large box with door to enclose the minister and above this on the wall were painted representations of floor seraphs or angelic beings. the table by Mr. It was cut down in height. 1810. and is 63 by 41 In 1868 internal repairs were made costing feet on the ground. the porches. the house of William Wright. containing the sacramental vessels. and The gift of the silver the Sunday School oi'gan by Mr. nor any the belfry. Julia A. Ware. about S600.

making was conve3'ed to the church about one acre. Nathan Cross. Phinehas Ilamblet. moderator. In 1890 the chapel adjoining the church was built at an expense of It contains a lecture Baptist Church. in prominent among whom (as near as can be ascertained) were Arad Hall. ladies' parlor and kitchen. composed of about twenty-five members. Marcy now resides . and the baptismal basin in 1814 by Miss Hannah Ware. prove his gift in Zion. A." The first meeting of the church. the south half of an acre of land which he bought of Salmon Richardson A[)ril 15. Previous to the year 1800 the written history' of the Baptist Church Swanzey is very brief. and opened by prayer. including the cup. Winchester and Swan" zey and called the Baptist Church of Swanzey and Winchester. quite recently. meeting was opened by prayer. 13. standing lengthwise north and south. Nov. In the year 1804 the meeting-house was erected. Jotham Eames. the church met at tlie the house of Shubael Seaver where Silas R. thirty-six feet in width b}' sixty feet in length. Wiiat is now the Baptist Churcli was formed in the year 1792. Paddock Lawrence. Snow resides. on record. 1804. J. a galler}' on the two ends and a gallery on box pews on the floor and a line of pews on the walls the east side May An annex to — in tlie rear the seats of the pews were hung with hinges and by custom were raised during the time of pra^'er. Ware. Shubael Seaver. and which was apart of the "Old Mill Farm" formerly owned 15. 1801. 1805. Enoch Gave Brother Stowell a letter of license to imStowell. and the "Amen" of the gallery — . tion at Guilford. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. said land in all by deed of Richard Stratton." near where Benjamin C". Tiiis cup was repaired and has been in use until injured. the Le^-den Baptist Associa- Feb. 14. but the names of thfe moderator and clerk do not appear on record. about $1. Wni. 18. b}' James Heaton. 1800. 10. residing in Keene. Sept.100 raised by voluntarj'^ subscription. room. The church met for business and chose Bro. was held at the "Corner School House. Elisha Gunn. and Polder Nathaniel Bowles was chosen moderator.170 burned. 1802. The church united with Mass. were saved. 1803. 1797. A somewhat part of these vessels. Oct. Benjamin Wilson conveyed to the church b}' deed of warranty. with a porch on each end. Nathaniel Hills and Jonathan Metcalf. The cups now in use were given b3'Mrs. on tlie 18tb of April. McCullor.

Wm. Voted to release Dea. 1806. was dismissed from the Leyden Baptist Association and united with the Dublin Baptist Association held at Greenfield. Elias From Dublin — Elder Hemraingway and Wil- liam Banks. 171 was tlie signal for the falling of the seats. 26. ordained Dea. — Elder Jeremiah Higbee. at his request. H. 1807. Voted to hire Dea. April 30. causing a clattering somewhat like that of heav}' musketr}'.. Arad Hall. Pliinehas Harablet and Arad Hall represented the church to the Leyden Baptist Association in Massachusetts. 12. May 21. 5. also to raise $150 b}' assessment. Sanuiel Manning and Joel Manning. From Westmo'-eland Elder Ebenezer Baily and Samuel Robbins. 1805. From Alstcad Hale. as deacon and chose in his stead Bro. Nathan Cross. at which the name . at her request Oct. From Richmond Elder Nathaniel Bowles and Amos Gurnse^'. The church voted to give Dea. At of ordaining Dea. 1809. June 20. N. : dea" MC. Cullar being Called upon after makobservations and observing that as he had the matter for a considearabel time under serious considertion he should an- Submit to ordanation ing Some Solemn swer in the affermative. From Andover. McCullor to the work of the gospel ministry. Oct. 1805." Tlie church. Arad Hall a letter of license to improve his gift in preaching. April 1. 1809.ECCLESIASTICAL. copied verbatim quaint phraseology " 2'y Voted to Call on Dea" M'^Cullur to know whether he would Dec. the following a of vote occurs. From Templeton Elder Elisha Andrews. Wm. by advice of council composed of the following elders and delegates. "Wm. Daniel Norcross and — — Samuel Symonds. a meeting of the church to consider the subject McCullor as a gospel minister. The church. after which he preached during the years of 1806. — — February 9. The church became a body politic by an act of the legislature. McCullor to preach for one year for one hundred dollars. if necessary. Oliver Shepherd and Moses Elijah Willard. 1809. 1807 and 1808. Mass. 1805. Deacon McCullor. represented by Deacon Nathan Cross and Jonathan Bailey as delegates thereto. aged 79 years. Feb. Nathaniel Hills died. Tlie church voted to raise $160 to pay for building the meeting-house. 14. 1804.

At the request of Jonathan Metcalf and others. Dunham. Joseph Hammond was chosen deacon. 1812. Tristan Al- drich to supply the pulpit for time indefinite. wife of Amos Crouch. by the church. Dea. Joseph Joseph Hammond and Jonathan Bailey to assist in forming a Baptist Church in Ash Swamp. May. Jotham Fames was chosen clerk of the Sept. Dea. Nathan Cross. 1810. Tristan Aldrich was ordained to the work of the gospel ministry. November 4. 1820. Elijah Willard gave the and Elder Joseph Elliot gave the hand of felto the candidate charge Cummings made lowship. Received Elder Nathaniel Bowles and his wife. 1816. 1812. In the year 1814 the outside of the meeting-house the expense of about four hundred dollars. being the first recorded death in the churcii. Benjamin Hannnond and Jotham frames. Deacon Nathan Cross was chosen leader for all meetings for time indefinite. Died Sister Lydia Crouch. church. January 23. 1823. June 6. IG. Jonathan Bailey. 1823. and on April was chosen church clerk. of Chesterfield. Brother Levi Dunham was ordained as a gospel minister. and for that purpose chose July 12. Dea. Membership of the church at this time was eighty- 1812. . Mass. Elder Peter Rogers was received by letter from the church in Bernardston. 1810. 1819. " Swanzey and Winchester. 1812. 1810. 1812. February 27. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. The church raised one hundred and fifty dollars to finish the inside of the meeting-house. 9. Vt. the consecrating prayer. Thomas Crisson united witli the church by baptism. 1810. also. with the advice of council from the churches by their delegates from the towns following : . January 3. June 12. The church voted to employ Dea. Bro. by letter from the church in Bethlehem. and Octol)er 21. 13. was finished at September Slate.172 was changed from churcli." to " Swanzey" relisJiious Ma}' 10. A letter of dismission was granted to Elder Levi Dunthe church chose Elder Levi ham to unite with the Baptist Church in Dummerston. 1819. Granted a letter of dismission to brother February — Thomas one. 1817. Elder Joseph Elliot preached the sermon lOlder Charles April 2. Crisson. Joseph Hammond became members of the church by baptism. 1820. June 13. March 18. Rufus Read. Thankful. following which.

Cham- June 19. Isaac "Woodbury and Nathan Riplej''. 1841. Charles Cummings from Marlboro became pastor of the church and labored about two years when he was followed by Rev. 173 — berlain and Dea. April 20.. The church employed Elder John Woodbury who was pastor two years when the church. 1839. 3. Joseph Hammond. and in 1833 renewed the license of Dea. From New Salem Elder Asa Niles. At the request of the Baptist Church in Nelson. 1839. The church employed Rev. Elder Nathaniel Bowles and about a dozen other members of the church for violation of. in Westport. 1842. jr. Natlian Cross. January 26. From Chesterfield — Elder Levi Dunham and Dea. 1835. at a dwelling house where Darius E. Asa Thompson. Hemmingwaj-. altei-uately. 30. 19. Died. Tristan Aldrich from the pastoral care of the church. stall. 1843. 1. 1832. Elder Nathaniel Bowles. Wright now resides and at the dwelling-house now owned by Marshall P. was chosen church clerk. March 24. Dea. Henry Tonkin. 1838. . church covenant and gave each a letter of exclusion the withdrawal of the hand of fellowship publicly proclaimed in the pulpit. From Wendell — Elder Daniel Goddard and Dea. Rixford 1832. granted him Jan. Rev. Frederic Page. 1843. The church granted a letter of dismission to Elder — . Died. From Leverett — Dea. obtained by the excluded mem. David P. Jonathan Bailey to preach for a Aug. Jonathan Baile^' to preach the gospel. at his request. Rev. Aug. to grant Brother Caleb The church voted Sawyer a license to improve his gift in preaching. S. March 5. 11. May 1. 1843. Graves. obliged the church to worship many years. Tiie control of the meeting-house.ECCLESIASTICAL. Farwell Thomas. bers and other members of the society. French Jan. Elislia Osgood. James Kelton and James Forri From Dublin — Elder Charles Cummings. 1837. Emplo3'ed Dea. a time indefinite. Feb. the Aug. Brother Caleb Sawyer was chosen church clerk. December 2. Frederic Page made a public confession of a sin of which he was guilty and surrendered his ministerial credentials. March 16. 1823. He was succeeded by Rev. J. a letter of dismission. 1837. the church withdrew the hand of church fellowship from Polder Peter Rogers. From RoyalsLon — Elder Joseph M. 1842. B}' advice of council.

jr. 1850. October 13. 3. Martin Thompson. Solon W. June 19. aged 101 3'ears. Searll began his miiiisteriallabors. Bro. April 24.. Dec. 1859. aged 79 years. Hawle3'. French and Tristan Aldrich and Dea. Bro. Sister Sarah Draper of Chesterfield. Dec.174 HISTORY OF SAVANZEY. succeeded . 1868. Mason. about eight rods and on the north about ten rods by^Maple street. Dea. David P. Dea. Tristan Aldrich for time indefinite. Asa Withington received a license to Sept. In the 3'ear 1851 the church purchased of John Stratton one-half of an acre of land bounded on the east by R. 5 months. Caleb Sawyer to the work of the gospel ministr}'. In the 3'ear 1843 the church made extensive alterations in the meet- ing house by removing the box pews and placing slips therein. 1849. Rev. Died. Joseph Hammond. excused by their request from further March 11. Mason became successor to Rev. D. Died. Jotham Fames. Ziba Ware was chosen deacon and successor to Dea. 19. Rufus Smith Aug. 4. French as pastor. 5. on account of failing health. 22. Feb. Bro. 31. 16 days. Bro. David G. April 30. in 1855. built the barn with some needful assistance. Rufus Read. 1845. 1844. R. Oct. aged 68 yrs. p^mployed Rev. David G. 11. Jonathan Baile\-. 1861. Snow and Rev. Ilamblet Dea. Nathaniel Hills. James W. and after the completion of the parsonage. Joseph Hammond and Dea. in the ministr3'. Died. occupied b^' him during the remainder of his pastorate when. David G. by funds largcl}' raised by voluntary' contribution b}^ Rev. by a committee consisting of Martin Thompson. aged 56 3'ears. Rev. 19. The membership of the church was 182. were chosen deacons. David P. 1857. street. Rev. died. died. 1856. 1845. 23. it was. S. 1865. 1847. 1844. Aug. became his successor and pastor of the At his request he was granted a letter chui'ch until Feb. to fill Ware was chosen clerk of the church the vacanc3' caused by the removal of Joseph Hammond to Keene. who being a carpenter by trade. he resigned the pastoral charge in the church and removed to Keene. upon which was erected a parsonage. of dismission and returned to the state of Vermont. 1863. Died Dec. 1859. Jose[)li Hammond as delegates to sit in council with the view of ordaining Bro. Baile}^ being Brethren Martin Thompson and John A. 28. Phinehas A. December 1. December preach. church sent Revs. Rev. Mason. 1863. Jonathan oflicial labor.

was in June. Rev. es : January worship. an elm tree set by Charles Ball No. a rock maple set by C. aged 89 years. E. 3. Enville J. Searll. 6. C. S. voted unanimously. Blake in the ministry chose Joseph committee to pleted. Keene. Tilton. . set by Rev. 1877. tree. moderator. Dec. 1871. as it uo\v is. Moderator. Emery of East Jaffrey followed Rev. a rock maple by Joel Hammond No. 2. at the right. . Blake who became minister and pastor. council of the church was called to consider September 9. Died Sister Calista Hamblet. were May. A. set . a rock maple set by Mrs. Rev. clerk. 1879. Died. set by Joseph Hammond No. Feb. James his labors. Tristan Aldrich. 1. widow of Rev. 31. arc. when comin the and Phinehas II. S. the church Snow and Obadiah Sprague a Hammond. 1870. . Fitzwilliam and East Jaffrey. hereby. Enville J. girting in part the enclosed stands. Died Rev. Received by letter from the church in Troy. 175 W. Possibly. an elm tree. aged 69. 1880. were to close three months after date. January 12. deceased. J. . Februar}' 5. .ECCLESIASTICAL Rev. V. affairs. January 11. unfit for the ministry and to exclude from our church fellowship our brother and late pastor Daniel 8. At stands : the southeast entrance of the enclosure. Emer^'.. harmony The church. same year April 26. Troy. 1874. at a meeting held at their house of with the advice of council and for reasons there- in sutficiently stated and read before the meeting. 1869. . 26. Clerk. 1873. 1876. Tristan Aldrich. John A. Joseph Hammond. Membership of the church was 94. in 6. to declare as. Emery No. 4. Charles Ball. and Rev. God in the us- September 1. in our judgment. who formed themselves into a council by choosing Rev. 1870. Brooks No. Hamblet. to some individuals of future generations may be interested know when and by whom the shade trees standing on the eastern ground on which the meeting-house set. Sister Betsey Aldrich. wife of Dea. 5. and advise regarding certain grave charges relating to his domestic A consisting of pastors and delegates from the following churchDublin. dedicated to the worship of ual form and manner. 1869. Hawley. remodel and repair the meeting-house which. and by agreement between pastor and church Aug. A. A. an elm tree. Melissa No.

7. Januar}' 21. Jan. . P. 1883. F. 1890. 1884. Died. Hammond. donated and conveyed to the church about half an ficre of land lying west of and adjoining the church land. sister Ardelia C. and removed to Keene. Daniel Snow and Solon W. 1824. Snow as advisor}' members. an elm tree set by Asa S. Mary maple No. Abbott resigned the pastorate -iMay 1. P^ames united with the church Sept. No. . Kezia IM. 10. aged 59. 1819. 12. G. Atwood Ware. Clarke came here June." upon the condition that the church should remove the horsesheds west to the west line of land thus conve3'ed bj^ deed. 188G. 1885. 1882. wife of Joseph Hammond. Emery to unite with the church at Greenville. having is been a member more than seventy-one years. Early in 1890 the church sold their parsonage to H. L. of the church at this date. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Enville Aug. an elm tree set l\y Webster D. The church chose a committee consisting of Norris C. Stephen G. and lias retained her relation therein more than sixtv-six years. Rev. pastor at the pres- . aged 73. 1890. 1883. 1890. Snow No. May 29. H. George W. Carter. accepted the same and entered upon his ministerial labor July 1. No. H. 8. 1883. letter of dismission was granted to Rev. Denman Thompson. being a portion of the ''Old Tannery Lot. Abbott of Hinsdale by invitation of the church to become their under Shepherd. Ill 1889. who during the season contracted and erected a new parsonage south of their house April. November 30. 11. Rev. C. and Ziba Ware. Joseph Hammond resigned the office of church clerk and Daniel Snow was chosen to fdl the vacanc\'. 12. Brooks was chosen clerk of the church. a rock 9. died October 4. Kendall. as contractor. A Feb. Snow and stands at the right of the set by Abraham Hill. and ent time. "Wilson a rock maple set by Solon W. J. a rock maple set b}' Pbinehas H. The membership five. Denman Thompson for $2000. George W. 11. No. ago. Derby . of worship. an elm tree set by Mrs. Died. clerk of the church. No. Jo- seph Hammond chosen clerk April 5. is eightyeighteen of whom united with the church more than fifty years Clarissa (Sawyer) Woodcock became a member December. Rev. brother Joel Hammond. N. 1890. northeast entrance. 188G. 1. Brooks. through his benevolence.176 Emer}^ . 4. S.

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leth. Slate. Mrs. Permelia Howard. Jonathan Bailey. Jotham Eames. Silas Parsons. Almira Albee. Abigail Amidon.Joshua Sawyer. Martin Stone. Pannelia Howard. . Eunice Snow. Cynthia Sawyer. Rufus Read. John Crouch.. Wright. Caleb Sawyer. Samuel Holbrook. M. John Crouch. Nathaniel Thompson. Dea. Phebe Snow. Louisa Taft. Joshua Sawyer. Mrs. Arvilla Bailey. jr. John Withington. Day. Elisha Hutchins. Lucina Olcott. the Baptist Church in Swanzey worshipped in their parsonstood on the spot wliereon now stands the residence of Dawliich age rius E. James Olcott.ECCLESIASTICAL. Eliza Olcott. Mary Thayer. John Chamberlain. Maria Howard. Rachel Estabrook. NAMES OF SCHOLARS IN 1834. Jonathan Baile3'. Azuba Cross. Sunday School instruction in bible truths was deemed When of so great importance to the rising generation and the growth and was framed and prosperity of the church that in 1827 a constitution of the members the in action their for leading by guide adopted church. William G. Maria Aldrich. Caroline 12 Cummings. Hannah Sawyer. Dea. Jonas Temple. William Clark. Sarah Field. John Grimes. Mrs. Bible class. Teacher. Delia A. Esther Stearns. Fourth class. Jotham Eames. —Joseph Hammond. Olcott. Sarah Day. jr. Mary Ockington. Martin Stone. Kezia M. Rufus Read. Joseph Slate. Abigad Crouch. Lucy Cross. Martin Tliompson. Nancy S. Paddock Lawrence. Julia Annie Snow. N. Joshua Snow. Mrs. Franklin Holman. Eames. Mary Hill. Louisa Crossett. Joshua Snow. First class. Harrison Eve- — Ziba Ware. Mrs. Sarah Cummings. Third class. Hester Clark. Benjamin F. Emily Bolles. Eames. Lucina Sawyer. 3fembers of the Society in 1829. Formation of the 177 with the Baptist Church Sunday School connected in Swanzey. Julina Snow. — Lucretia Howard. Rev.. Virgil AVoodcock. Nathan Cross. Teacher. Betsey Aldrich. . Second class. No record of 1828. Polly Gunn. — Carlton. Eusebia Eames. Day. ICames. AVhittemore. John Woodbur^^. Teacher. Jotham Eames. Chamberlain. Sarah Ware. Joseph Hammond. Lucy Read. Kezia Read. John Woodbury. 2d. Priscilla Thayer. Lombard. Phinehas Hamblet. Jonas Temple. Olive Crossett. Olive Holbrook. Alexander Thayer. Betsey Stone. John Chamberlain. Polly Holbrook. Hannah Cross. Amos Crouch. Kezia M. Moses Thayer. William Clark. Peter — Joseph James Holbrook. Teacher. Lucy Cross.

1870-1871 Joseph Hammond. Martha Louisa Hill. Caleb Sawyer. Sarah Tliompson. Cressie Eames. Eleventh class. IMyron Hardy. 1848. Nelson. Thompson. 1836. Frank Derby. Eames. 1887-1889. A. jr. Teacher. Jonas Temple. Charles Temple. — Francis James C. Sixth class. 1846. French. 1844. Mary Azuba Hammond. Sally Stone. Charles Woodbur}'. jr. Jndson A. Teacher. Solon . Nelson. Robert Crossett. 1857-1858 . Henry Holbrook. P^usebia Eames. Benjamin Hammond. Henry Holbrook. Morril Hammond. Rev. — Nanc^' Eames. Clark Bailey. Seventh class. jr. Estina Edwards. Snow. Joseph Slate. jr. Caroline Thompson. Ball. Daniel Cummings. 1841-1842. Eliza Albee. 1855 Simeon B.^ William Calkins. 1840. Howard. H.. Daniel Snow. Hamblet. 1834. Almira Albee. Stephen G. John Teaclier. Ardelia 1869 Charles L. P^veletli. C. —Wesle}' Cross. Read. Phinehas H. Ann Crossett. Blanche Bullard. 1890. Stearns. Calista Coburn. S. — Phebe Beal. Delia Day. Rev. 1835. Teacher. jr. Teacher. Tristan Aldrich. jMelissa Albee. Ilein-y Holl)rook. 1849. No record. 1850. Snow. 1883-1885 Rev. First class. Leslie Snow. Phinehas A. Whitcomb. Solon AV. Bullard.. . 1852. Louisa Howard. Daniel Hammond. Lovisa Bailc}'. 1859-1864. Ware. No record. Teacher. Jotham Eames. Tristan Aldrich. Irma Rich. 1847. Hammond. Dea. Read. Bertha Ressie Bullard. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Olive Clark. 1843. 1829-1832. — Olcott. — Ninth class. George Edward H. Joseph Ware.. W. — Eighth class. 1890. Simeon B. 1856 Dea. Cliloe Holbrook. David Karnes. . Martin Thompson. D. Lillian Carter. John A. Crouch. Rev. Carlton. Wilder Cross. Ware. Lucy Eanies. Joseph ILammond. Laura Da}'. 1833. — "Betse}' Ann Thayer. Dea. Harriet Ware. 1845. Ahaz E. . Elisha Hutchins. Rebecca Bailc}'. 1838-1839. Ab1872-1882. Sarah Bailey. Esther M. Brooks. Eliza Mrs. Martin Thompson. Snow. 1851. Annis Snow. Cynthia Sawyer. Phinehas A. W. Kezia Eames. M. 1853-1854. John Woodbury. NAMES OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS SCHOLARS. Julia Miss I'lige^ Tenth class. John Chamberlain. SUPKRINTENDENTS. . Rev. Teacher. ClilFord . Martin Thompson. Henry P. Mary Sprague. Mary Thayer. Snow. Ilaramoml. Clark Bailey. Jonathan Bailey. Rhoda Lawrence. Kezia Thayer. bott. P. 1837.178 Fifth clans. 1865-1868. B.

Handy. Marion E. Luman Phinehas A. 179 McClenning. James E. Sarah Drai)er. Joseph Hammill. George Dolby. Pearl Dickinson. Hammond. Venie Dolby. Jessie Paige. Sargent. Clark. Walter McClenning. Snow. Tliird class Lizzie N. Angler. Russell. Jennie Cutler. Rev. Bert Emery. Lester Towne. Hand}'. E. Martha A. Almira J. Emma Eastman. Mrs. Robert Hammill. Fred Richardson. Teacher. Ziha Ware. — Charles L. Crouch. Anna L. George Crouch. Read. Sarah Snow. Teacher. Mamie Conboy. Alice Sparhawk. Josie Conbo}'. Frank S. Mamie Atkinson. — Harriet Chamberlain. Winfred Kingman. Carter. Hammond. Oakman. Fifth class. man. — Walter F. Emery. Read. Charles Crouch. Kezia Eames. Henry Holbrook. Gracie — Mary Bullard. Herbert Carter. . Fox. Herbert Barrett. Snow. — Fourth class. — Sixth class. Snow. Faulkner. Lula Richardson. Christie Calkins. Phebe A. Sanford Hardy. Fannie M. Hewes. Mary L. Eighth class. Sparhawk. Ball. Lelia Read. Teacher. Ernest jr. A. Teacher. Ivo Beal. Teacher. A. Eddie Fletcher. Annette Hewes. Lillian Emery. Eunice W. Arthur Kirkpatrick. Harlan Hard}'. George Wright. Teacher. Lillian Iredale. May Clark. Henry Derby. Snow. W. F. Arthur Ware. Mattie Kingman. Bullard. Susie H. AVare. Joseph Pageot. Lee Burke. Snow. Sarah Dolby. Annie Capron. Lela Evans. Oscar Bourn. Harr}' Iredale. Frank L. Belle R. Mrs. Florence (Carter) Emery. P. B. Georgie Russell. Alice Bliss. Herbert Chamberlain. Joseph Derb}". Mrs. Stanle}'. Edward BeClark. Second class. W. Addie Emer}-. Martha E. Annette H. Willie Gamash. Lottie Seaver. George Derby. Grace Beal. Melissa Stearns. Derby. Sawyer. F. Mary T. Atwood Ware. Lizzie Read. Seventh class. Herbert Carter. HolNancy brook. Elmira T. Ninth class. Roy EastEddie Clark. Teacher. Ervin Bullard. Amos Beal. Charles Derb}'. Cora Sisson. Clifton Eames. Albert Hardy.ECCLESIASTICAL. Pldgar P^mery. Phebe R. Julia pj. Bliss. Lilla Parsons. Snow. Carter. Norris C.. Bertha Sprague. Alice Iredale. Ernest Snow. Teacher. Josie Paige. Emma Gamasli. Oakman. Fred Parker. John Mrs. mis. Fred — — Kingman. Frank Emery. Solon Harve}' Sargent. Luella M. Elsie Bemis. Teacher. Lovering. Julia E. Cora J. Henry P. Edna Ware. Joseph Pageot. Mary F. Edward Bourn. Emily Holbrook. Maud Evans. Myron Prentiss. Nellie Dolby. Crouch. Ball. Minnie Wright. John Conboy. Mar}^ L. Webster D. C. Mrs. Carter. Sarah E. Mabel Prime. Daniel Snow. Nellie Clark. Sprague. Charles Hewes. Ansel Bourn. James Ware.

but all efforts proved unavailing. E. L^nlia : M. Annual Conference was submitted by 9. Jennie M. Holbrook. Sarah B. number on probation. Fowler was employed to preach at West Swanzey and Westport on alternate Sundays in the Universalist meeting house. at Plymouth. 1878. . In April. a class was formed As and on July 3. and winter of 1860. Tyrrell During the \'ear effort of the was secured as pastor. one Sunday vScliool Statistics: : . 1881 the church was without a pastor. or take measures to organize a church. T. and preaching. full 1879. Mr. Holbrook. Nelson Collier and Susan Johnson. T. Israel H. Anna L. at that time.Mary J. Gunn. Lucy J. but by a permembers the Sunda}' School and social meetings severing were sustained. ance 32. Lucy C. Elmma A. Holbrook. 18. 12. a result of these labors more than twenty persons made a profession of faith. teachers and officers. 8 scholars. History of the Mkthodist Episcopal Church in Swanzey. composed of the following members Alexander Cuthbert. with so little sucit did not seem advisable to form a class. Holbrook. About 1840 efforts were again made to establish preaching at Swanzey Factory and East Swanzey with but little success. at cess that so generously tendered b}'^ the people of West Swanzey until the last Sundav house in in October after which the meelinus were held in the schoolWestport and the third service was held in the school-house in District No. H. Lakin. made by the earl}'' itinerant to establish Methodist preaching in Swanzey. 1877. At some period in the year the Rev. Emogene E. 1880. Mr. Lizzie Faulkner. McClenning. Nelson R. Read. 34. Fowler April presiding elder. George J. Fowler was appointed by the conference to supply for the ensuing year ending April 7. 1877. 8 on Maple Hill. was formed fall In the Westport which was continued for three j'ears. members in connection. and was appointed the following year as supply. George A. although a class Viirious attempts have been at the latter place and connected with the Keene charge. Fannie E.180 HISTORY OF SAVANZEY. Judkins. religious services were held in the school-house at Westport by Rev. Mr. Fowler held Sunday service in Bartlett's Hall interest. church by the officiating pastor. L. Smith. was abandoned. Gunn. Fowler attended with some In 18G7. Stephenson. Sunday School numbered 40 average attend. L. Rev. During the year a good degree of interest was manifested. but no addition to the church. Cuthbert. and on the 19th da}' of September. 11. Sarah Read. Mary L. Faulkner. The first report to the N. number of baptisms. a church was formed in accordance with the usages of the M.

Esq. . The chapel was dedicated April 6. reports the pulpit supplied by Rev. the pulpit was supplied by Rev. 1887. C. . 1887. There are at the present time thirtyseven members in full connection and three on probation in all fiftyThe cost of the eight persons have been connected with the church. 1891. J. 9. Rev. it is reasonnble to believe. for which he was tendered a vote of thanks. Cilley of AVinchester. dining room and kitchen. Chase on alternate Sundays. C. Davison were appointed building a chapel. 1886. voted to ac- cept the report of the committee which was that the sum of $1232.. 20. M. Denman Thompson.70 had been raised and a chapel was erected and furnished all this was : done by a persevering effort on the part of pastor and people aided by friends of AVesti)ort and those who loved the prosperity of Zion leaving the little church free from debt. T. might have been accomplished in 1880. S. C. the pulpit was supplied by Rev. 1889. Dockerill and Rev. 1885. and supplied b}^ Rev. Dockerill of Winchester with twenty members in full connection and five on probation. Rev. At the tiie conference held Feb. 18. 1890. Keeler of Keene held one service on Sunday for The first quarterly conference ending April. and in less than one year they had money sufficient to pay all bills. C. there are no records to be found. ^Y. William Woods of Winchester and ten members were received in full connection and four on probation. From Oct. Cilley was re-appointed to supply the pulpit the ensuing 3^ear ending April. and placed in good working order and was again supplied by Rev. At this meeting Luman J. had all the members been as zealous as they were in 1887. The conference year ending Api'il. 1882 to May 25. The Ladies' Society connected with the church felt the need of rooms annexed to the chapel in which to meet and serve them as a parlor. M. the preacher in charge reports that chapel had been supplied with a bell by H.ECCLESIASTICAL. 181 During the year 1881 the church was equipped with a full board of officers and committees. Crouch and Arthur a time. During the conference year ending April. B. Accord- ingly an addition to the chapel in the fall of 1889 was erected and completed in the spring at a cost of $314. while the church and people duly appreciate his generous gift as well as the clear mellow sound of the church-ooing bell to S'acred service calling. George A. Tyrrell up to April. 8. More money was then raised on subscription and as good feeling existed toward the little church then struggling for existence as when the chapel was built. All this and more. 1889. 1885. a committee to agitate the subject of At the fourth quarterly conference held Oct. leaving a surplus in the treasury. 1883. T. From Sept. W.

it dates its origin in at about the beginning of the present century or a little before. The old house went to decay a score of years ago." We infer Swanzey Hosea Bullou. preaching in the Old Meeting house at the Centre of the town. William N. as a denomination. Upon his leaving town. as did Mr. 1815. in this and Russell Streeter held frequent meetings in These brothers spent much of their youth opposite town. Mass. Clarissa and Albert. their father's family residing on the east side of the road tlie picnic grounds by Swanzey pond. Luther. Joseph Barber was settled in town. 3. Hudson of Massachusetts preached occasionally tener till However. 180i. Hudson who preceded him. He otherwise served the people most faithfully. being a young man. Howard left l)y will a legacy of 8500 towards erecting a M. Sebastian school-houses and barns. monument is erected to their memory by their children. After this Revs. wlien Rev.. Wife of Gains This Hills. He was actively engaged in the temperance cause. Through the generosity of S. Mr. Feb. was wont to hold meetings occasionally in school-houses in the south part of the town. He was the first in this town who that all loho die in Adam shall be made alive in Christ. parlor and furniture amounted to $1600. and his earnest lectures on the sul)ject produced a most — — one-fourth of the time or of- for several years. isters in their denomination. died Aged 41. after his con- version to Universalism. Barber supplied . DiedJune 1. the church received a donation of $50 to be used for the benefit of the [)oor. church in West Swauzey if built within ten years from her decease. somewhere about 1836. chapel. there was no organization salutar}^ effect upon the communit}'.182 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Both these men became eminent minF'oUowing them Rev. Aged 31 years. from this that. Priscilla died in the belief Cummings. In life he xoasa Christian. the son of Polder Ballou of Richmond. Among the earlj' settlers of this town there were tiiose who relig- iously classed themselves as believers in the final restitution of all In the cemeter}'^ at the Centre of the town is a granite monusouls. Wilson Lawrence of Pulnier. The Universalist Society. his'brother Rev. E. ment with this inscription : "Gains Hills. Keijort says tliat the lute Nancy S.

who was the settled Universalist minister at Marlboro. When Mt. J. there were only occasional supplies till Rev. at West Swanzey. At length Rev. This year the Universalist church edifice there was built and another society formed. From 1883 to 1885 Rev. Fletcher was succeeded as principal of the seminary by Rev. The seminary at the centre of the town was now suspended and S. Miss Bailey was ordained here. For 3'ears these pulpits were not supplied with stated preaching. Wright's leaving. a desire to work together and help instead of stand- ing aloof and repelling each other. Wright was settled at West Swanzey. there is no record that there was any attempt on the part of any denomination to infringe on the rights of others. held meetings at East Swanzey in the af- ternoon of each Sunday. During his ministr}' a clmrch was organized at the Centre. while at "West Swanzey the Parish was still larger. The right to the use of the old meeting-house was claimed by both the Congregational and Universalist societies. M'CoUester took charge of the seminary. S. his place for 183 some time. A Sunday school was organized in each society. R. Davis preaching a portion of the time. Bailey revived the society and preached to it for two years. Since Miss Bailey left there have been only occasional meetings at West Swanzey. still there are not a few who still incline to the faith. it is a pleasant thought. On Mr. L. James Bailey' preached more in 1842. Most of the former supporters of Universalisra have either died or removed from town . Emma E. E. Polk. R. Mr. the Universalist meetings were held altogether at West Swanzey. Fletcher. Rev. that. wishing for a place for continuous Sunday worship. Lee who preached for the society some two years. Mr. T.ECCLESIASTICAL. in 1835 relinWhile quished its claim and erected the brick edifice now in use. and so far as is known this right was conceded each to the other but the former society . and the Parish numbered some fifty families. J. or less. in common with Christians ever}'where there has been and is an increasing fraternal and Christ-like spirit manifested. numbering more tlian sixty scholars. H. M'Collester's ministry continued for five years when he was obliged to leave on account of his health. Afterward Rev. consisting of thirt3'-three members. . Caesar Seminary was established lie being in charge supplied the pulpit for several years. N. or in any wa}'^ injure them. and in the afternoon. preaching every Sunday in the forenoon in the Assembly Room of the Seminary. In 1853 Rev. of Rev.

1743. VT." probable that the words "to meet in" had reference to holding their religious meetings. THE and liouses early official records of the town pertaining to schools. even with the aid of tradition and other collateral helps. but when it was it." a meeting of Proprietors held the last Wednesday of September. Circle. only an imperfect history can be written. To choose a committee to hire a school dame to instruct our children the article.CHAPTEE Educational. a meeting for the union of the churches in Keene and Swanzej' was held at the school-house in Swanzey. Nathaniel Hammond were chosen a committee to finish the It is "At school-house forthwith so as to meet in. 1740. — Al'l'ARATUS — SUPEUVISION — SurElilNTENOING SCHOOL COMMITTKE — Board of Education— Appropriations— Division of School Money — High School— Teachers— Text Books— Spelling Schools— School Associations Swanzky Academy— Libraries — Chautauqua L. April 21. . built." It was voteil at said meeting to dismiss "At a legal meeting of the Proprietors of Lower Ashuelot held by several adjournments on the twenty-ninth day of June. and was em[)hatifor both secular and religious purposes. Timothy Brown. or of anything further pertaining to It probably remained and was the only school- house cally a town house. D. This house probably stood on the school lot on jNIeeting-House hill. seliooland education in general are exceeding!}' fragmentary . 5. Voted to adjourn the meeting until the last Wednesda}. "Art. Early Votes pertaining to Schools— School Districts— School Housks. A. and — S. 1743. The first reference to the subject is Ihe following in the warrant for a proprietors' meeting to be held on the 30th day of June.in Jul}' next at ei^ht of the clock in the morning to meet at the school-house. remained. at the house of Nathaniel Gunn. Eliakim King and Capt. used (184) town. in reading. until after the Revolutionar}' war. 17o3. is how long it there in no record.


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" " Voted. Joseph Hama committee to settle and appoint where the said school shall be kept this winter in such places as they shall judge most convenient for the inhabitants. Capt. Nathan Woodcock. Thomas Applin. Mr. "Voted that there shall be a school kept town at different times. . sen. and all that part of the town which was taken off from Richmond (excepting .. and Thomas Cresson. provided they \ay and if not laid out within that time to be disposed of as the town shall think proper. William Grimes. winter in four different places in Ai)plin. Daniel Warner who belongs to the first-mentioned district) shall belong to another district and all the town west of the aforementioned . districts to belong to another division or district. the town "voted that the sum of eight pounds lawthis money be granted and assigned to hire schooling. ^'^ Voted to raise twelve pounds lawful mone}' to hire schooling. to lay out the same. That Thomas Applin. 1772. That all between the East and South Branches shall belong to one division all on the north side of the river and the upper end of the town street so far as to include Mr." At an adjourned meeting June lows : — "We the subscribers being appointed a committee to divide the : 1st. 1771. Elkanah Woodcock. Voted. viz. Benjamin Brown. Carpenter and Abner Graves shall belong to another division or district and the south part of the town street. Dr. Lieut. at which time ^' Voted to accept the division of the town into five districts as presented to the town at this meeting by a committee appointed by the town. . Josiah Bramin." March ^'' 3. 22. Nathaniel Hills. Jonathan Whitcomb. out the same within a year from this time for schools." Voted. jr..EDUCATIONAL. Joseph Whitcomb. Samuel Wright. are of the opinion that the following is a just and proper division as we can make. That each of the aforesaid districts shall have the to money which they pay towards the school rate districts as they shall agree pay for schooling in their among themselves. having considered and consulted upon the affairs. the committee reported as fol- town into five districts for keeping school this year. and Thomas Hammond to belong to another district. William Carr be Joshua Graves. be a committee to divide the town into the several districts and make report to this meeting." The meeting was adjourned to May 2nd. That the town be divided into five districts for keeping school this year." Nov. Hammond. Lieut. and that Thomas mond and Mr. Joshua Graves. March ful 185 5.

1775. said think proper and that the other be built as near the bridge on the north side of the brook as a committee . Thomas Cresson. of having the money which they pay to the school rate this selectmen. Joseph Whitcomb and Samuel Wright be a committee to divide the town into these several districts and make report to this meeting. i)rovided they lay it out for schooling within p. '•'Voted. Jonathan "WhiLcomb. ''Voted. 1774. That one school-house be built by near David Belding's as acomn)ittee for bnildino. 1774. Joshua Graves. the road as houses shall Pond Brook as aforesaid shall think proper." June 16. ''Voted." Dec. June 2. jr. ''Voted to build two school-houses for the use of the town. Nathaniel Dickinson. but the school in each district shall be free for any person in the town to send their children to at any time." June 1. That the town be divided ." 7. 1773. " Foied. Daniel Warner. That a school shall be kept part of the time at David Belding's house. Samuel Hills." year to lay out as they think proper with the approbation of the it out for schooling within a j'ear from March o." March 31.186 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. That Jonathan Hammond. ''Voted. 29.. That the above division of the town into districts for keeping a school be accepted. '''Voted to reconsider the former votes at this meeting in regard to schools. William Grimes. Voted to raise twenty pounds lawful into several dis- money March to provide schooling this year. That the town be divided into six districts for keeping a school for the future. "FoiecZ." '''Voted. " That each of said houses be twenty foot square. Nathaniel Hammond's. committee. That the former votes respecting stating the place for a school and building the school-houses be flung up and other measures come into. That such persons as live more than two miles from the place which the school is voted to be kept may have the privilege if they desire. Voted. and that each district shall have the money that they pay to the school rate to lay out as they please. That the aforesaid school-houses be built in sixteen months. Voted. and part of the time at the house which was Dr. 3'ear from the time the money is granted. ''Voted. provided thej' lay this time. 1773." '•^ At an adjourned meeting.

upper or north end of the town. and also on the other side of said river including Lieut. Swanzey." "It was voted that the town be divided into five districts for keeping school this present year. and a committee to make the division consisted of Samuel Page. Wyat Gunn and Abner Graves and up the town street so far as to take David Belding. That a school shull be kept in each district in proportion to the money assessed on them last year for schooling. Jonathan Da}'. Jan. Henry Morse and William Grimes. and by such master or masters. it was "Voted." " Voted to raise 20 pounds for schooling. 1775. John Frary. Dennis Hafferon. 23. David Belding. do humbly petition that the town would vote us off as a district and grant that the money which we pa^'^ towards maintaining a school in this town may be laid out for schooling in the said district as near the centre as may be with convenience. 18.. That the above request be complied with during the town's pleasure. tricts for 187 viz. 1775. Samuel Ware. and down the street so far as to take Deacon Hammond. 1777. as follows." . the town in what The following-named petitioners resided in the southwest part of is now No. At a legal meeting March 7. John Fleinings. Elijali Graves and Daniel Warner were chosen a committee "to bound out a district in the south part of the town and to state a place for a schoolhouse. 8 and vicinity. jr. including all between the South and East Branches. Mical Heffron. March Samuel Thompson. all : at tlie keeping a school for the future. John FoUett. including — One district northwest side of Ashuelot River as far on the north or down as to take Capt. Justus Lawrence.EDUCATIONAL. the subscribers. Jonathan Hammond." At this meeting Samuel Page. as the major part of such district shall agree to with the approbation of the selectmen. and at such time or times and in such place or places. "Voted. 177G. 1775." 3. Whit- comb's farm. Israel Da}^. living very remote from any district where we might be convenient with a school for our children. Greenwood Carpenter. Joseph Wliitcomb. Patrick Green." Dec." . And one district on the east side of the South Branch. Josepli Day. "We. Jonathan Uran." "Voted not to raise any money for schooling. "Voted to apply the twenty pounds which was granted to hire schooling tiiis year toward paying the province tax.

"•Voted to pay Daniel Bishop the sum of twenty-two shillings for boarding the said Sarah Woodcock when she kept school. 1777." cott.188 HISTOKY OF SWANZEY. John Follett. From the following petition from residents in the westerly part of the town we infer that the only school-house in town at that time was the one on Meeting-house hill. and in 1779 one hundred pounds. William Hills.. and being anx- iously concerned for the education of our children. any vote of the town heretofore to tlie contrary not- withstanding. " a legal meeting of the inhabitants of Swanzey April 1." The foregoing are all the important records pertaining to school matters previous to the close of the Revolutionary war." In 1781. " Voted to raise forty pounds for schooling." in the money for jr. '''Voted." . Benjamin 01Levi Durant. Arthur Fairbanks. Abijah Whitcomb." ^^ 1780.. '83. Gentlemen We the subscribers. Clement Sumner. 1779. 140 pounds for keeping school 1775. witli the lib- erty of building a school-house and appropriating our proportion of school money for the use and benefit of a school in said district. Joseph Whitcomb. humbly request the favor of being formed into a school district by ourselves. Benjamin Follett." year 1785. 1779. At a legal meeting called at the meeting-house but adjourned to the school-house (probably because the latter was warmer and more comfortable). Fo^ecZ. jr." In 1778 fifty pounds were raised for the same purpose. Voted to raise six hundred pounds for schooling. "William Carpenter. "-Voted to pay Sarah Woodcock twenty-two shillings for her services in schooling in tlie year past in this town. Charles Grimes. John Pierce. Thomas Greene. " Voted to grant William Grimes. Joseph "Whitcomb. '82. Samuel Heaton. It will be . That the above request be complied with during the town's At pleasure. ''Voted not to raise any schooling. May for the future be solely in the hands of the selectmen according to the directions of the law and likewise the disposal of all moneys raised for schooling. March 1. John Frarjs Joseph Rasey.jr. not being conven- — iently situated to attend school at the school-house. Daniel Gunn. inhabitants of the town of Swanzey. '84 and '85. "To the inliabitants of the town of Swanzey." 1780. March 4. Swanzey. That the setting up of schools in tlio town 29.

"On the west side of the river from Keene line as far south as to 5.side of the Branch.. 3. a degree of system and improvement in educational matters began to manifest itself. which has aradually grown and increased till the present time. did not.. give that attention to educational subjects which their descendants have done in and under more favorable circumstances. and to adjoin the seventh district. and Joseph Cross. Schools had been held in dwelling-houses in various parts of the — — town under the management of the selectmen and the supervision. John Starkey. 8. and all up the river northerly as far as to take Charles Grimes. "From Samuel Hills. perhaps. consisting of Samuel Hills. Thomas Green. Green's south bounding on the river to Winon Winchester road on the east side of the river. 1. and likewise Elijah Osgood and Amasa Aldrich. Indians and the mother oonntrj'. and enduring the hardships incident to pioneer life.EDUCATIONAL. Joshua Graves. Dan Guild. . They reported as follows "First district to include Mr. and probably could not. and as far north as to take Amaziah Peck. 4. Isaac Applin and all between said Ai^plin and Marlborough line. In 1788 a committee. Daniel Warner.. and as far on John Whitcomb's. jr. Roger Thompson. southerl}'' to take Josiah Prime. and as far south as Richmond line. jr. James Heaton. while battling with forests. take Xehemiah Cummings. "From Nehemiah Cummings bounding on the west side of the as far south as to take as "To go road Boston river as far south as to take 7. of the ministers who were well educated and adapted for the purpose. 6. "All northerly from Elijah Osgood's on the east side of the Branch as far north as Ebenezer Hills. William Grimes. yet it probable that at this time only one school-house had been built that on Meeting-house hill and that the districts formed wore onl}' of temporary construction. and south of said Applin to Richmond : line. excepting Levi Durant. "All remaining on the east of the Branch to Keene line. With the return of peace and the advent of more prosperous times. more peaceful times Although previous for the is to the close of the war votes had been passed formation of districts and the building of school-houses. 9. SCHOOL DISTRICTS. jr.Joseph Hammond. "From Samuel Hills. 2. 189 seen that our ancestors. were instructed to divide the town into school districts. westerly to go as far north as to take . "From Thomas chester line. and all on the southerlj'.

Aldrich's farm now in possession of Aquilla Ranisdell from thence on Richmond line westerly till it comes to the eighth dis. They were again In 1875 reuntted in 1874 and have continued so since that time. but probably soon after the beginning of the present century the old No. in the ancient numbering is now 1 and 4. 12 was changed to No. as then described. trict. a portion of which ha^ since been set off to Tro}'. Seavers. but now much reduced. which comprised the easterly year. as laid down on the old Cheshire County map which was pul)lislied tiiat The variations are: No. Frink. 11. When the original change or division was made is not known No. 12. jr. 11. and previously.. is now that within the limits of No. James Green and the two Mr. embracing the territor}'^ on both sides of the Ashuelot river at West Swanzey was divided. the division having been made In 1827 a committee decided on reuniting the same. G were by an act of the legislature annexed division. 12 and 13. 7 and the east part of No. Epiu'aim Cummings. 13 on In 1833 these districts were reunited and remained so till 1845 when they were again divided as before. Mr. . to the district. in 1817. leaving the extreme westerly section of the town as No. including Esq. 4 part of No. by concurrent votes of the two districts. "•From Lt. William Carpenter's and taking all on Winchester road as far as Mr. No. 7. 11. 11. Guild's on the town street northerly as far as David Bolding's. Seth Gay and Aaron Parsons. was likewise joined In 1885 the to No. 10. Wyat Gunn and Greenwood Carpenter." This division is the basis of and corresponds largely with the modern numbering of districts. "Beginning at Mr. 11 on the east side and No. the west side. and the same year No. several families from No. Mr. James Grimes. and then on the street as far north as to take Dan Guild's. 12 — "Hard Scrabble" — once a populous neighborhood. 11 was incorporated with No. and as far south on Boston Road as the Pond Brook. or with that of 185S. 7 and 12 probably' embraced the modern Nos. including Capt. — part of the town. making the river the and constituting No. 12. ''To take Mr. but the records do not show that the reunion was ever accomplished.190 HISTORY OF SAVANZEY. Joseph Whitcomb. and the remaining part of which is uninhabited and now em!)raced No. 5 which is on the east side of the Ashuelot river. John Pierce. and Mr. and likewise to take George Ilewes. and Capt. 11. 11. The ancient Nos. 2. 5. In 1827 District No. Nathan "Woodcock and to take Charles How and Benjamin Brown. 1. and the north part of .

frequentl}'' not in some cases there was no wood-siied or They were generally crowded with scholars. with conveniences for warming for the comfort of the children all are painted outside and inside except No. . some that are now nearly dei^opulated. No. and about the beginning of the present century in most of the other For many 3'ears schools were held in most of the Tlie first school-houses were generally districts in dwelling-houses. This was occasioned in part by the large families an earlier age and In later years these plain structures have gradually given place to those that are more inviting to the scholar. Hammond now also first taught singing in the Of the nine school-houses in use all but two." so called. have recreation or play rooms. 1858. and again 1877 . and about the same time a IHte set was used in No. Instead of the single or double seat. It is probable that soon after the Revolutionary war. and suitable wood rooms connected with the buildings. 1 was built in 1833 which is of brick. . "district system. generall}' rising from the floor in the centre to the walls. . have passed away and in their place we have the neat and finished by. All have blinds to the windows. 2. and attractive to the passer- their practice of attending school at there till older than at present. which for several years did good service. rough. 2 in 9. 1 and 5. . SCHOOL-HOUSES. The first blackboard used in our schools was made by Capt. 1880 No. . No. 8 and 10.. . . with numerous inscriptions and hieroglyphics pencilled and pictured on them. old fireplace are stove and the steam heater. districts in town. and the town sys- tem substituted for it. 1. school-houses were built in tlie vicinity of those now standing in Nos. 1850 No. Mr. 1870 No. teacher in district No. of the hill districts ty to seventy each. Ahaz Howard and introduced by Joseph Hammond. . Blackboards are in every school-room nearly all have maps and charts some have globes and other apparatus. paratus was purchased for No. 8. 6 about 1833. No. 5.EDUCATIONAL. 10. small. whittled seat and desk. and the trim and polished desk. 7. Nos. 1840. 191 was b}' law abolished. and the teacher's chair or desk at the other end. continuing common and The long. having from for- map . 5. low buildings plainly constructed with rows of long seats or benches on two sides. even a blackboard or other out-building. same school. unpainted. That in No. In 1854 a set of Holbrook's common school ap. 10. enlarged and remodelled. 1877. 4. 1880 No. of children then so They contained no apparatus. a huge fire place at one end. jr.

N.fourths was a joint gift by Isaac Stratton." 1821 and old school-house of a generation ago in No. §510. This al)andoned in 1875. For the purpose of equalizing taxation among the different districts. No. a yard of about three. the largest in town. cluding insurance was ?5. inschools. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. No.843. of an acre. standing abandoned in 1867. which is used for steam-heating purposes. It is 36 by 70 feet. A.192 remodelleil in 1883 . "Ilardscrabhle. Sprague. adapted for three or even four The cost. storage of fuel.00 No. 7. 11. one-fourtli about of a mile south of the present house. 11. 1875 . S. The land on which it stands. 12. when the present two-story structure was erected. The was burned in 1877. was erected in 1875 and dedicated Nov.00 . and a nice house built on the present site. *715. Oliver of Syracuse. Y. Kendall and O. W. (( 1. The Its bell was donated by Geo. house in No. was 2. etc. two stories exclusive of basement. 12. on changing from the "district" to the "town" system in 1886 the selectmen appraised the school-house property as follows : No.


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W. Adams and Caleb Saw3-er. G. H. Applin taining to schools were adopted. Adams. McCollester. L. 1852. Comings. L. Rock wood. to 1845 the town records fail to show the appointment . M. McCollester. I. and Benjamin Read were appointed. "Ware and William Read were Mason and Jos. 1847. A. Cutler was again elected. Frost. 1849. From 1827 Voted to dispense with committees visiting schools. M. S. 1853. 1826. Comings. A. Voted not to choose a superintending committee. French. A. 1858 to 1862 inclusive. A. 1851. successive every year till 1876. M. Comings. Ware chosen by town. Hammond. Rev.. jr. D. jr. Adams. it is inferred that such appointments were made as there were sometimes articles in the town warrants "to hear the report of the superintending school committee. 1850. A. and Ephraim K. That the prudential school committees be instructed in hiring teachers to bargain with them to teach 26 daj^s for a month. E. Ware. having enlisted as snrgeon in the army. A. D. Mason. W. L. 1854. In 1828 it was "voted that the prudential committee be chosen by the respective districts. D. 1833. D. E. Ware. Comings and A. when A. H. 13 . S. Daniel Wetherbee and Elijah Sawj^erin the east part. 193 were chosen a committee to inspect schools in the west part of the town. G. G. Rockwood. Dr. In 1877 and '78 Dr. jr. and from that time till 1855. E. 1856. Hiram Bennett and Clark AVilson for the western. P. appointed for the west part of the town." . Rev. Ware was chosen. Dr. A. Ware was appointed to fill vacancy." " 1831 Voted. Jo1846. Mason.. D. Rev. Samuel P." Voted that the selectmen take the statute for their guide in appointing superintending school committee and D.which has since been the meth- od of electing. Cutler was chosen. A. In 1862. and by-laws perWilliam Read. 1848.EDUCATIONAL. D. seph Hammond. and likewise chosen by town In 1866 Dr. Jos. M.. In 1827 the town was divided into two sections.. Rockwood. of any superintending school committee nevertheless. A. Geo. L. Rev. 1857. Comings. W. Hammond. appointed. A. and Reuben Porter were chosen a committee for the eastern section and Luke Bennett. D. and likewise in 1863-4-5. .

the time one. Until within the last forty j'ears the winter terms of school. and William $2.50. . Cutler having of the general supervision of the west part of the town and Mr. managed by D. Very few of the citizens of Swanzej^ have ever made school teachIt has been engaged in by many for a in<T their principal vocation. jr. being elected for three years. AVare and Benjamin Read were elected the first members of the Board Dr. 1885 both Dr. Woodward was elected. Dr. Members of the school superintending committee are entitled to a It was sometimes perreasonable compensation for their services. In 1890 Rev. The wages paid for teaching is now more than double what it was forty or fift}' years ago. the east part. and the other the following spring at West Swanzey. Pike. H. have been taught by female teachers. A. Read for Each one has since been reelected for three years. It was quite com- mon for teachers to "board around" among the different families of the district. formed by the clergymen and others gratuitously. For about thirteen years previous to abolishing the district plan the money was divided b}' giving to each district tvvent3'-five dollars. and tlie summer terms of the same length by female teachers. Cutler and A. the district system having been superseded by the town system. $400 was appropriated for a High School. P. school. In 1830 the sum In 1846 Rev. ler prescribed by law. of about ten weeks each. Cross. SCHOOL TEACH KRS. in 1831 it was $15.26. Ware for two and Mr. A. W. Mr. W. French paid was $30. The Board of Education. and of the remainder.50. G. The experiment was not entirely satisfacschool tory and has not been repeated. were generally taught by male teachers. and the office of both superintending and prudential committees having been abolished. winter as well as summer. and a board of education consisting of three persons substituted therefor. I. A. For thirty years previous Read was paid $1. Ware were cliosen. Cutler. Ware In 1886.. the board being given for the purpose of lengthening the Since 1850 most of the schools. performing the duties of both superintending and prudential committees have received some more than $100 per year. Cut. was about sum $50 per 3"ear whether the office was to 1886 the paid held by one or two persons. one in the fall of 1878 at the centre of the town taught by J. few months or years preparatory to entering upon some other business. one-half according to the valuation and the other half by the number of scholars. Dr. D. and two terms were held.194 HISTORY OF SWANZEY.67. In 1878.

Burnham's. another resident of this county. Eliza Parker. the "English Reader" by Lindley Murray. Amos F. D0II3' Whitcomb. Sargent's and the Franklin series." by Caleb Bingham published respectively in 1794 and 1797. and still less to grammar. Greenleaf's. Joseph Hammond. Notwithstanding the multiplicity of text-books in later years only three spellers have been used in our schools for moi-e than sixty years : "Lee's. "Easy Lessons" and "Sequel to Easy Lessons. L." by Joshua Leavitt "The Scientific Class Book. William Read. Paul Wright.. Joel Ware. James Henry. citizens who claim that the scholars of those days left the pul)lic schools with a better practical knowledge for the ordinary duties of life tiian those of the present day with all our machinery and modern appli- ances which we praise so highly. Samuel Belding. the time of the pupils being devoted chiefly to There are those among our older reading. W. Timothy Thompson. Russell and Goldsbury's.EDUCATIONAL. Robinson's and the Franklin's series have been used. First Class Book" and "National Reader" by John Pierthe and pont. . Virgil Maxey. Leonard." "Colburn's" and "Eimerson's" arithmetics "Alexander's" and '"Murray's" grammars. William Wright. Caroline Fish. Asenath Hills. Malinda Read and Maria Aldrich. Wealthy Belding. The Iree text-book system b}' law came into operation in 1890. Sarah Woodcock. Samuel Hills." "Webster's" and "Lee's" spelling books. David Prime. Reading books have Iieen oftener chanaed. Fish. Farnum Fish. The old-fashioned evening spelling schools of one and two generations ago. Town's." the "North American" ancr^'Swinton's. Town and Ilolbrook's. Joel Eaton. published in 1790 the "American Preceptor" and "Columbian Orator. Prudence Lane. ." "Adam's. a citizen of our county. the Among ing. "Ameiican In our primitive schools little attention was given to geography. Those of Pierpont were followed by Porter's Rhetorical. Gains Cresson. Reuben Hills. Mary Fish. TEXT-BOOKS. forty years. Chloe Holbrook. Applin. Prudence Hills. was in use nearly Adams written arithmetic (twice revised) by Daniel Adams. Melinda Hale. Susan Stanle}^ Arvilla Stanley. 195 are the Among the earlier teachers in Swanzey names of WilHam Grimes." The "North American" by Rev. writing and arithmetic. jr. exit of Adams'. "Pike's. . the old text-books used were the old "Third Part" in readby Noah Webster. Samuel P. was used without change Since the nearly the whole of the first half of the present century. .

Gilsum Rev. singing and such other exercises as were calculated to increase an interest in and promote the The superintending school committee in efficiencj^ of the schools. Suitable buildings for school and boarding purposes were erected . Committees. . recitations. J. . Virgil Leonard Whitc^mb and John Stratton of . but the interest in its welfare soon waned. Clark. in music and drawing were added to the list. David Parsons. the high schools in the larger towns having to a great extent taken the place of the academies. Stoddard . school opened in September with Rev. such as whispering. almost banished them from our midst. Parker. at which gatherings there were discussions. Westmoreland Rev. which continued in successful operation for several years. Ivah Newton. Smith. Fletcher as princiW. and it shared the fate of other similar institutions in Cheshire Count}'. adding greatl}' progress the most have. S." b}' the young peo- SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS. Edward Goddard. Lyman . . . A. Barber. scholars and friends of education generally combined their efforts and held weekly evening meetings during the winter months in most of the districts in town. and was largely under the control of the Universalist denomination. Israel Applin. Rev. A. teachers. Surr}' Nicholas Cook. Alstead Rev. Winchester Rev. Chesterfield. his report of Association has been We printed by the town) says "The Town operation during the past winter. . the shares of which were ten dollars each. Jaffrey Thomas Little. Pratt. tardiness and getting excused from school duties on frivolous causes. J. to the and elevation of the school system. Tlie practice of "choosing sides" and "spelling down" and many of the incidents connected therewith were hugel}' enjoyed ple who wanted a "good time. Among other instructors who succeeded these were H. Swanzey Jona.196 HISTORY OF SWAXZEY. Walpole Mark Cook. R. Holbrook. Rev. The pal and L. . assistant. . B. P. Riclnnond Calvin May. The original trustees were Carter Whitcorab. Ccesar Seminary and Sivanzey Academy was founded in 1843. Blanchard. essays. Hinsdale. Davis. . Rev. Robinson. L. Kendall and competent teachers. Barron. E. It flourished for a few years. Marlboro. were interesting if not profitable occasions. Josiah Marvin. Tliongli having no place in town records they are well remembered by our older citizens." The 3ft. The next year. About the year 1855 a Town Common School Association was or- ganized. T. Nelson J. Stearns. by agitating glaring evils in our schools. in tiiose 1859 (the first in successful meetings. . the former by a stock company. lectures.

the books were sold at auction in 1846. eral . Librarian. 9. good morals and a literature pure among our citizens. F. M. Caesar Library Association. Lee. S. The books bert B. Secretary. suitable for principallj' for children and youth. adopted May 14. In addition to the church and Sunday School libraries spoken of Chapter V. . Pierce and Burrill Porter. 197 F. McCollester. the following Constitution : the undersigned. The officers of this Association shall consist of a President. at Westport and Nos. the central and easterly parts of the town. Treasurer. Bennett. The seminary building is now owned by the Mt. S. J. waning. 1. E. The books of these libraries were mostly of a religious character. LIBRARIES. but the interest in it Social Library" was chartered by the legisstandard works. "Swanzey It contained and miscellaneous.1880.EDUCATIONAL. Ccesar Union Library Association. eight Directors and five Trustees. two Vice Presidents. and the other officers six months. in accordance with Chapter 151 of the GenLaws of New Hampshire. Swanzey Library were purchased of the stockholders by AlRead and given to the 3It. biographical. We therefore agree to abide by the following regulations : Article i. In 1850 a village or district library. historical. containing works similar to those last named. This association projected and largely controlled by the ladies of of the E. whose object shall be the formation and peri)etuation of a Public Library in Swanzey We. was formed at West Swanzey and about the same time another in district No. 8 and 9. It ceased to be a denominational school several years before its final collapse. Wright. All these were small and were sustained but a few years. March. A. religious It is supi)osed to have flourished for many years. Sunday reading and designed In 1802 the lature.' The Trustees to consist of two gentlemen and three ladies. for the purpose of promoting general intelligence. M. or until others may be chosen in their places. Rev. H. with the exception of the Librarian to be chosen in such manner as the society ma}' direct. to hold their otflce one year. In 1873 a library of like nature was commenced at East Swanze}'. Amos Bailey was the last librarian. and the boarding house is now Butrick's hotel. L. do form ourselves into a society to be known as the Mt. A. Caesar Union Library Association. there also have been libraries connected with neigh- in in districts borhood or branch Sunday Schools at East Swanzey.

Art. shall. Art. 4. Art. a Librarian . This Constitution may be altered or amended. neither shall anything be received of a sectarian. festivals and otlier pul)lic . 2. . IX. II. Art. a sum less than that in the treasury. No book shall be admitted to the Library without the concurrence of a majority of the Trustees. and to ciables. revise for the benefit of the society a well-arranged catalogue of the books. examine the Libiary from time to time. sation VII. for his or Art. .198 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Hach member of the Association shall be allowed to choose one book for the Library and if said selection be found to be in accordance with Art. and the president and directors by a majority vote shall admit such persons. the proper keeping of tlie books. Art. is in The Trustees shall at no time expend a greater sum than limited 1)}' the treasury. X. 3. It shall be the duty of the Trustees to have tlie general oversight of the Library to carefully select and purchase the l)ooks to examine all such as may be given to the society to choose or elect . Art. III. v. or additions . sum may be a vote of the Presi- Art. No member shall be assessed for money to be used for any purpose whatever and the directors shall limit the trustees to . Any person residing in School Districts. upon paying annually to the Treasurer or Lil)rarian 25 cents. Any person living outside said limits. No officer except the Lil)rarian shall receive an}' compen- her service. 5. VI. IV. subject to a vote of the society. and make all needed rides and regulations by which the in Librarian is to be governed the perfoi'inance of her official duties . i)olitical or immoral character. the general oversight of. and the pay of the Lilu-arian shall be the determined by Directors. and lepftrt its condition at each semi-annual meeting to the Directors. 9 VIII. It shall be the duty of the Du-ectors to devise ways and means for the purchase of books. may upon application to the president or any director. Art. and make such suggestions as they think necessar}' and to make and occasionally to personally . be a member of the Association and entitled to all the bene- and 10 fits of said Library. it shall be accepted and purchased. IV. to have in conjunction with tlie Presi- make arrangements for all sogatherings which may be had to raise funds for said Library to direct how all money belonging to the and to make arrangements for society siiall be deposited and used dent. if desiring to become a member of said Association. subject to the same rules and regulations as other members. and the dent and Directors. .

and all clergymen while stopping teuiporarily within said limits. trict Subsequent amendments to this constitution included school disNo. provided tlie proposed change be submitted to the society in writing at least four weeiis before action shall be taken upon the same. with certain limitations. Continued prosperity lias attended the efforts of its members. Lucia Whitcomb. L. and for the tants. The words sectarian and political have been stricken from Art. A. A.now formed. 1 within the limits of the Association. any other literary societies hereafter building ent the boys in the neigliborhood shall have the right unmolested. G. Merrill. and all officers ax"e to Since the formation of the Association be chosen for one year instead of six months. Stanley. M. also the ''Ladies' Society" the use of the "and as long as the United States remain free and independ- was accepted by the Association and measures were taken for remodelling and repairing the building adapting promptly Several of the former students of the it to its designed purpose. and a series of sociables. H. Mrs. funds have beeu raised for constant additions It now contains about 1000 volumes. K. Itsliall never be used for an^^ immoral playing. Clara M. that it shall never be used for a hotel or lodging house . voluntary contributions. the free use of the books. J. were invited to lend a helping hand in the The cost of remodelling. Mrs. said limits while teacliing. Mr. W. the "ChautauScientific Circle"-. J. George Carpenter presented by deed of quitclaim to the Association the old Academy building subject to the fol"That it shall always remain where it now stands lowing provisions that it shall never be sold or transferred under any circumstances : . it has been presided over by Mrs. card or skating. Mrs. or qua Literary and . Mrs. etc. — whatever that it . Carpenter. and those that were once residents of Swanzey and now Interested in her welfare. gift . was about $1200 raised by enterprise. May 16.EDUCATIONAL made to it. any intoxicating liq- uors or drinks whatever that it shall never be used for dancing. . Lane and Mrs. R. shall never be used for the sale or use of . .. to ring the bell on each succeeding Fourth of July. Mrs. Haskell. By means of voluntary donations. Hills. TV. 199 by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at any appointed meeting. iv. festivals and literary entertainments. Belding. Mrs. to the library. R. The Academy." The deed promotion of knowledge and intelligence among the inhabialso gives. gambling but it shall always be kept for literary purposes whatever purpose ." formed. 1885. and gave all school teachers within.

ous. B. Miss E. Rev.200 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. E." was organized in this town in Oct. Bailey. Bclding. have been Mrs. C. A branch of this institution. N. Stratton. Cutler as president. Y. the Association voted to take the hall in the third story of the building and convert it into an antiquarian room. G-. S. C. having its headquarters at Buffalo." Chap." was formed in West Swanzey in 1887. several having completed the prescribed four years' course. and L. Merrill and AV. Lowell About 30 persons have Carpenter Belding. Ware. L. 1886. secretaries. Mary Both circles have been i)rosper- . Mrs. L. is young and another agency in the interest of the education of old. In October. J. I. A similar organization. Mrs. Since that time a large number of relics. A. tlie people. availed themselves of its advantages. The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle or People's College. Its secretaries Snow and Miss Cora B. Cutler. W. the "Ashuelot C. with Dr. X. have been given b}' a multitude of donors. R. 1883. forming a collection already large and constantl}' increasing. Its presidents have been A. For "Stratton Free Library" see "George W.. Hubbard. J. valuable for their antiquity and as mementos of the past. "The Crescent Circle.

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W. That Messrs. That there be a man chosen with the Committee Chosen by the Upper Township to look out a Convenient way to the shall Two Towns on the Ashawelot River. and is what is referred to in later records as the "Boston road. Higlacays and Bridges. the old Clark place (now in Tro}'). and through Winchendon to Townsend. Ephraim Jones of Concord. It was built thus early for the reason that Massachusetts. which was for many years a hotel." At a meeting held at the house of Ephraim Jones in Concord." extending from Upper to Lower Ashuelot. That Mr.CHAPTEE yil. Blarch 31. . way through said township to Earlington" (Winchester) Oct. 1736. Voted that the man that Day '^ for his Services in be Chosen be allowed Ten shillings a Looking Said way. first THE rude June to bridle paths. ''Voted. and James Houghton of Lancaster be a committee to la^' out and clear a . through the west. and through the southern and eastern parts of the town substantially where the old Troy Hill road now is passing the J. gradually developed vehicles of the early settlers. the proprietors ''Voted. then claiming a part of what is now New Hampshire and Vermont. Jonathan Miles be allowed for his service in looking out and marking a way to Townshend the sum of twenty five pounds one shilling." This road to Townshend was doubtless built about this time. ern part of Troj^ the entire length of Fitzwilliam. Jonathan Miles be the man to Joyn with the Committee of the Upper Township to Look out the way as above laid. 27. highways of the town were little more than foot and and adapted to the use of the Joyn 11. 1736." Voted. Boston Road — Early Layouts — Specimen Recohd— Sundry Roads. 1735. had forts and settlements on the Connecticut river at (201) . That Mr. Murphy farm. Nathaniel Mattoon of Northfield. when built Cost of Construction— Highway Surveyors — Prices of Labor. built WHEN — Old Turnpike— Rates of Toll— "California" Road— "Willis" Road — Bridges. "Voted.

29. Nathaniel Hammond in said township Sept. " Voted. Voted and chose Abraham Graves and Samuel Hills for Surveyors of hey waies. 1739. 1742. Samuel Gunn." Dec. accommodate to waiey South Branch and Pond Brook mend the highways and bridges and Sept. Nathaniel Hammond. 1737. and John Evans for a committee to lay out a hey Thomas Cresson the meadow lots on the Ashuelot River. and also a way is to the place where the The to be built (West Swanzey)." "Voted and chose Capt. That Messrs. The whole of it was a military road. Thomas Cresson and Samuel Hills be a committee to treat witii the proprietors of Upper Ashuelot and of Arlington to layout a highway through this township from Ashuclot to Arlington where it shall be agreed upon by a com- Upper mittee from each township. "Voted.202 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1738. William Grimes and John Evans be a committee to look out said high- way." Highways were probably laid out and built. secure the bridges what necessary. committee above named were requested to see that the roads are all saw mill cleared forthwith." "Voted. That there shall be a highway laid out from the road down to the saw-mill down to Winchester. That the road to the saw-mill shall be four rods wide when it is cleared or near thereaJjout. or cleared of trees. 28. Nathaniel Hammond and Andrew Gardner be a committee to lay out a highway to Pond Brook. Great Meadow (Westmoreland) and at No. Nathaniel Hammond." At a meeting held Sept. built primarily for the transportation of munitions of war from settlement to settlement. 1740." Oct. 29. That William Scott. Voted To lay out a road four rods wide on the south side of William Carr's [Zina Taft's] lot to the South Branch. ''Voted." ''Voted. 9. 7. During the Indian wars after this. That Messrs. 1737. and that Benjamin Brown. . 4 (Charlestown)." "Voted to choose two Surveyors of hey waies. Marcli IG. the road was extended to Crown Point on Lake Champlain. "At a meeting of the proprietors of the Lower Township on Ashuelot River being duly notified and met at the house of Capt. is . Samuel Hills and Charles Lumas be a committee to look out a way to the Intervale lots on the Great River. and wished for avenues of communication to tliese places and the frontiers of Canada." and also "To lay out a highway four rods wide in the most convenient place to Hyponecho meadows.

In 1770 a highway was laid out on the south side of Mt. northerly of these is supposed to be a part of that last described. but probably was never built. Starkey's was laid out in 1790. road to the mill intersected this road somewhere on the hill. where it now is. and southerly from the bridge to the intervale lots. That leading easterly to the South Branch intersected the main street at a point south of Zina Taft's. there may now be seen two old roads with walls on either side leading towards the head of the pond the more this layout. and continuing on east of West Swanzey village to the Hyponecho meadows and Arlington. the history of the town a road was built from the David Parsons' place on the north side of Mt. Csesar extending from this same settlement on the hill to the town street where the brick church now same year a road was laid out In the stands. the road being turned to the foot of the hill on the east nearly . The Ash Swamp road. Ciiarles Worcester now lives to S3dvander from extending Stone's was hiid out 4 rods in width and built in accordance with the plan on tliat facing page 46. George Carpenter this was afterwards changed. making an angle on Meeting-house hill just west of the residence of Mr. where Marcus Bullard and Everett Holbrook now live. Parts of this road had been travelled many years before Leading from the present pond road by Charles Talbot's. and a part of it was made eight rods in width. fathers were not so The Our are. north of his farm. was laid out in 1772. so called. thence northerly througii the meadows or at the easterly end of the meadow lots. thence westerly to Day hill. somewhat in 203 accordance with the foregoing votes. making four corners there and extended westerly and southwesterly. the The road to Arlington doubtless struck off from the town street at same point where it now turns off to West Swanzey. The old road by Walter H. Caesar to the settlement on the hill by the Greenleaf place. thence on the east side of the pond to its south end. and the greater part of it was discontinued in 1839. . and that in the south part of the town by C. Holbrook's. but this was discontinued in 1778. so called. much afraid of hills as their descendants now Early ii. intersecting the Day hill road in 1778. bearing up over the hill by the Greenleaf place. H. Perry's and the Curtis place to J.HIGHWAY AND BRIDGES. from the south end of the town street where Sylvander Stone now lives to tlie north end of Svvanzey pond. to Keene. The town street where Mr. and extended easterly to the branch. L. Between the years 1770 and 1785 not less than twenty-five roads were laid out by the selectmen. . crossing the stream.

Thompson's north clearing. road leading to Benjamin viz. lay-out described by courses and distances was in no record of any road west of the river previous to 1770.204 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. ) Ihomas Hammond About 1821. S. Beginning at the line of Moses B. near said Thompson's line. was laid out in 1837. The "Rabbit Hollow" road. west of the road leading from said Shermans to Mr. Capron's was built in 1824 that from Tim Fitzgerald's There is The road from . Chesterfield line by the Henr}' place to the intersection near Geo. soon It is in the easterly part of the Cheshire railroad. . in the southwesterly part of Swanzey." "Swanzey. corded as specimens of the old laj'-outs as rebeing a highway east of East Swanzey village. west to a white pine tree marked. Sherman's west where it is now trod to a red oak tree marked. . it was called. Ilolbrook's. the second being the road now lead. 0. The "Branch Road and Bridge Corporation. 1778. and proceeding northerly between Josiah and Joshua Prime's lots then through Wyat Gunn's and Joshua Fleming's lots then between James Heaton's lot and Amos Day's lot. so called. . Eaton's. thence west with said line and on said Thompsons to the old road. . out to the. . Read's and Mr. then across a corner of said Peck's where it is now trod till it strikes Mr. Apkil This day laid out a road : 30." or the old turnpike. Williams' lot. the first . Day's trees.- > J ^ Selectmen. Peck's then west upon said Read's to a beech tree . north to Keene line in 1828. that date the travel was by Sawj'cr's Crossing or b}' O. That part of the highway from West Swanzey to Keene north of Previous to the intersection near Byron Porter's was built in 1833. H. "A road laid out beginning at the spring upon the line between Mr. The following may serve Uie first ing by C. town by the side of the remember the toll-gate by the bridge at the foot of when it was made a free road the Tolls were collected till 1842 town paying the corporation $2415. In 1838 the town voted to sell through the middle of the as one rod in width on each side of the street town wliere it was 8 rods wide. the road to be two rods wide on the east side of the marked Calvin Frink „. Our older Depot citizens hill. ami discontinued many years ago. was chartered by the legislature in 1802 and built after.

Ballou's up Hyponecho brook towards was built in 1859. was enabled to get her part The cost of the Swanzey discontinued. wagon. on [ietition of John Stratton. and subsequently built by the town at an expense. ing to the number of wheels and horses drawing the same for each cart or carriage of burthen drawn by one beast. . eight cents. The road from G. Expense. to be built when Chesterfield should lay out and build a road connecting with this and continuing up the valley intersecting with the Keene and Chesterfield highway. phaeton. or burthen.HIGHWAY AND BRIDGES. for each . The "Cresson" bridge by Sawyer's Crossing was built in 1771 . by building a substitute. The 205 tolls were n. drawn by two beasts. the town of Chesterfield. with two horses and four wheels. Oliver Capron and others laid out the "California" road. and it has never been built. one cent each. the . a little west of West Swanzey village. so called. . a distance of 579 rods .s follows: Sheep and hogs. having taken no measures to build her part of the road the Court was petitioned to lay out the same which it did. Swanzey has always had a large number of bridges to build and maintain. up the California brook to Ciiesterfield line. those remembeied by our older citizens were supported between the abutments by trestles. the like sura accord. wagon. In 1846 the road commissioners laid the road from C. every horse and rider. L. including land damages. extending from Michael Cantlin's. seven and onehalf cents for each additional pair of oxen or horses. F. The first large bridges and . or lead horse. part was $1254. giving a road nearl}^ straight and level instead of the hilly and circuitous route previously travelled. twelve and one-half cents. $1486. . In 1848 the selectmen. Lane's mill. stage. Lane's to the old turnpike b}'^ E. called the "Wil- road" was laid by the commissioners in 1855. twelve and one-half cents every chaise. seven cents every sulky or chaise with one horse and two wheels. During the following year.36. Swanzey promptly built her part but Chesterfield. coach. besides many others over smaller streams. Tiie three on the Ashuelot and two on the South Branch are covered bridges that over the Branch by the town house is of iron. Lane's lis to David Whitcomb's.77.75. cart or otlier carriage. if more than two beasts. thirty cents for every other carriage of pleasure. F. one-half cent each. including land damages. twent^^-five cents with four horses. of S15G9. There are three over the Ashuelot and five over the South mill The highway from William Lombard's Branch. horses and cattle.

The existing bridge was built in 1862 at an expense of $1850. man from the first of April until the first of October." . and one on which there has been great diversity of opinion.206 HISTORY OF SWAXZEY. method of repairing has been for each person to work out his own tax new under the direction of surveyors appointed bv the selectmen or chosen by the town. The West Swanzey bridge was built in 1774. Repairs were made in 1859 costing $431. The present bridge was built in 1859. In 1780 the town '^ Voted to Grant 4000 Pounds for making and Repairing Highways and to al. six shillings and eiglit pence. Day the Remainder of the " Voted to Raise 7000 Pounds for making and Repairyear. and Twent}^ Dollars pr. Tiie Iron bridge. tell us when the "Slate" bridge at "NVestport was was probably about the year 1800 or during the time It In 1842 a section of this bridge. Zadoc Taft being the master workman.58. and that at East Swanzey in 1789. man until the first of October. Day pr. and the best way of repairing old ones.64. The number of highway surveyors has varied at different times from one to twenty. was Mr. The selectmen or town fixed the prices of labor for men and teams. and for the use of implements employed on the roads. The bridge over the l)ranch by the "Causeway" was constructed in 1779. low Thirty Dollars pr." In 1781 ing Highways the present Year. building and repairing of liighwa3's has ever been much interest to the people. twenty-nine pounds and fourteen shillings being voted for the purpose. fifteen pounds being raised for the purpose. in 1877. especially as to the public need of The common roads. Day for the Remainder of the year. The matter of damages was referred to Phinehas Handerson of Keene. and again in 1888 on bridge and abutments to the amount of nearly S2000. on which of the missing records. east of the town liouse. The records fail to first built. The town was formerly divided into nineteen districts. The covered bridge was built in 1832 at an expense of S523.27. and a surveyor appointed for each.94. and the Labour at the Roads be stated at Forty Dollars pr. town voting to raise for tlie purpose fiftj'^-thrGe pounds. Day pr. and at 30 Dollars pr. costing $1735. AYilliam Wheelock and his team of four oxen fell into the river. was built a subject of The laying out.

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Votes for State Officers. Joseph Hammond. Dan Guild. 1768. OFFICERS. Calvin Frink. Calvin Frink. 1781. Joseph Hnnniiond. (207) . Elisha Whitcomb. Thomas Applin. 1774. Joseph Hammond. Jon. Elisha Whitcomb. 1782. Elisha Whitcomb. 17SG. Calvin Frink. 1789. Calvin Frink. Thomas Applin. Jonathan Whitcomb. Thomas Applin. 177. 177(i. Joseph Hammond.5.3. 1772. Thomas Applin. - Joseph Hammond. Elislia 1788. TOWN CLERK. REPRESENTATIVES. 1771. Thomas Applin. Samnel Samuel Isaac Hills. 1779. Calvin Frink. 1780. TOWN BIODERATOR. 1787. Calvin Frink. 1769. Thomas Ajiplin.'itlian 1770. Thomas Applin. Calvin Frink. Jonathan Hammond. Thomas Applin. 1791. Calvin Frink. Jonathan Whitcomb. jr. Elisha Whitcomb. Rev. Hammond. Presidential Electors. Calvin brink. Elisha 1790. Thomas Applin. Tliomas Applin. Calvin Frink. 17G6. 1793. Calvin Frink. Elisha Whitcomb. Elisha Whitcomb. Hammond. Calvin Frink. Elisha Whitcomb. Calvin Frink. Thomas Applin. Hills. Joseph Hammond. Calvin Frink. 1783. 1775. Jonathan Hammond. Elisha Whitcomb. etc. 1792. 1778. Dan Guild. Calvin Frink. Thomas Applin. Jonathan Hammond. 178.CHAPTER YIII. Joseph Hammond. Thomas Applin. David Belding. Jonathan Hammond. Jonathan Whitcomb. Whitcomb. 1784. Tliomas Applin. Elisha Whitcomb. Thomas Applin. 1777. 17G7. Calvin Frink. Whitcomb. Edward Goddard. Calvin Frink.


Amos Richardson and Wil- liam Hewes. 1337. Henry Baxter. 184. Samuel Stearns. William Hewes and Oliver Capron. Samuel Stearns. Samuel Stearns. Henry Baxter. Joseph Hammond. Henry Baxter. Benjnmin F. Edwin F. Alanson S. Comings and David Parsons. Samuel Stearns. Benjamin F. jr. Carter Whitcomb. S. Samuel Stearns. Aquila Josepli Taft and Hammond. Whitcomb. 1833. 18. Lombard. Amasa Aldrich. Stephen Faulkner and Rufus Bowen. Edward Goddard. 1836. 1S51. 1856. Joseph Hammond. Thomas 1858. Elijah Sawyer. Henry Baxter. Lombard and Isaac Stratton. Leonard Whitcomb. Joseph Barber. Samuel Stearns. Benjamin Read. Jotham W. Stephen Faulkner and Rufus Boweu. Henry Baxter. Lombard and Isaac Stratton. and Willard Adams. Samuel Stearns. Henry Baxter. Hardin Albee and Taft.i5. Benjamin Read. 1861. Samuel Stearns. 1839. Charles N. 1848. Joseph Hammond. Henry Baxter. jr. Whitcomb. jr. Samuel Stearns. Frimk. Henry Baxter. jr. 1846. Benjamin F. Eaton and Enoch Howes. Aldrich.TOWN MODERATOR. Alanson Alanson S. jr. Paul F. Elijah Carpenter. Henry Baxter. 1860. 1847. Joseph jr. Jotham \y. Elijah Belding. Amos Amos Richardson. Lombard. Lyman 1844. 1834. Samuel Stearns. Henry Baxter. Read and T. Wliitcomb. Samuel Stearns. Alanson S.5. Leonard Whitcomb. Henry Baxter. 1840. Lombard. Hills. 1S35. jr. Enoch Howes and Oliver Capron. Samuel Stearns. REPRESENTATIVES. Benjamin Read. Taft and Luke Bennett. Frederic L. Oliver Capron and Paul F. Joseph Hammond. 1841. Samuel Stearns. 1854. Samuel Stearns. 1849. jr. jr. Samuel Stearns. Henry Baxter. Richardson. Hammond. Lombard. Aldrich and Hardin Aquila Albee. 209 TOWX CLERK. Lyman Parker and Amos Richardson. Edward Goddard. Joseph Hammond. Benjamin F. David L. Wetherbee. Whitcomb. Samuel Stearns. Benjamin F. Elijah Henry Baxter. Samuel Stearns.. Rufus Thompson and William Hewes. 1838. U . Frink. 1842. jr. Amasa Aldrich. 1843. OFFICERS. Joseph Hammond. Hills. 1857. Zadoc L. Joseph Hammond. Sawyer. Benjamin F. Henry B axter. Charles N. 1853. Joseph Barber and Parker. 1852. Joseph Hammond. 1850. 1859.

Josiali Parsons and Henry Holbrook. Cutler. Benjamin F. Benjamin F. Wetherbee and Heury Holbrook. Benjamin F. I. Charles H. Holbrook. Cutler. Whitcomb. S. Thomas T. I. Whitcomb. Cutler. 2d. Benjamin F. Cutler. 18G7. Gideon G. Whitcomb. 1863. Lombard. Cutler. Lombard. I. 1875. 1886. S. Obadiah Sprague. Cutler. I. Obadiah Si)rague and plicn Faulkner. Lombard.. 1881. Snow. 1879. Elijah Sawyer Starkey. Cutler. and Elijah Sawyer. 1873. Cutler. Edward Wilcox and Daniel Snow. 1888. Lombard. and Benjamin F. 1870. Lombard. Henry Abbott. Lombard. Josiah Parsons. I. 1874. Parsons. Lombard. Angier and David 1868. Whitcomb. Parsons. Cutler. 1885. 1866. REPRESENTATIVES. I. Benjamin Read. Benjamin Read. Whitcomb. 1880. I. Cutler. Cutler. Cutler. George W. 1876. Charles H. Thomas T. Cutler. Howard. Willis and George O. Benjamin Rofiwcll F. Benjamin F. George George I. Benjamin F. Orlow E. Wetherbee and Henry Holbrook. Cutler. 1869. Lombard. Benjamin F. Benjamin F. Alanson Alanson Alanson S. 1878. 1879. Lombard. and Henry 1864. Benjamin F. George W. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1871. Howard. Benjamin F. Willis and Alanson S. Josiah Parsons and Henry Philip D. George E. Whitcomb. Lombard. 1862.210 MODERATOR. I. Cutler. Lombai'd. 1865. Lombard. George George George George George George I. George George Cutler. I. Edward H. I. 1882. George Carpenter and Henry Abljott. 5. Benjamin F. Charles H. George George George George I. Henry Abbott. Rufus Taft. Cutler. Cutler. 1877. Benjamin F. Henry Abbott. 1889. I. Nov. Josiah Parsons. Benjamin Read. TOWN CLERK. George I. jr. Whitcomb. Lombard. Cutler. Cutler. Obadiah Sprague and phen Faulkner. a887. Lombard. Sta- 1872. George E. Howard. Alanson S. Capron. Cutler. Lombard. 1890. I. Henry Starkey. Capron. George Geoige George George George George I. Obadiah Sprague. jr. 1883. I. Wliitcomb. Angier and David Ste- Parsons. George E. Benjamin F. 2d. voted not to send. Oliver Capron Benjamin F. Cutler. I. 1884. Lombard. Alanson George George George S. . Lombard and Whitcomb. Whitcomb. Lombard. Cutler. I. Benjamin F. I. Philip D. Benjamin F. I. L I. Cutler. Willis and George O.

David Belding. 1805 Joseph Cross. 1776 Nehemiah Cummings. Thomas Hammond. mond. 1801 dell. Thompson. David Belding. Amasa Aldrich. 1813 Abel Wilson. 1780 Calvin Frink. Calvin Nehemiah Cummings. Isaac Hammond. Farnum Fish. Elkanah Richardson. Samuel Hills. Abel Wilson. Isaac Hammond. jr. Edward Goddard. SELECTMEN. 1794 Joseph Cross. 1806 Selah Smead. Joseph Joseph Cross. 1786 Calvin Frink. 1766 211 Thomas Hammond. Samuel Page. Luther Wright. Joseph Ham- 1791 Calvin Frink. 1795 Joseph Cross. Roger Thompson. Henry Morse. Samuel Lane. Benjamin Brown. Hammond. 1775 Samuel Hills. William 1812 Grimes. Morse. Elkanah Lane. 1787 Calvin Frink. 1809 John Thompson. 1773 man Richardson. 1770 David Belding. Farnum Fish. Abel Smead. Joseph Ham- 1797 Joseph Cross. Joseph Dickinson. Richardson. C. 1804 John Thomas Isaac Applin. Wyman son. Samuel Hills. Joseph Cross. Calvin Frink Elijah Beld- John David Belding. David Belding. "William Warner. John Thompson. Amasa Aldrich. 1781 Thomas Hammond. 1790 Calvin Frink.. iel Dan- 1802 John 1803 Farnum Fish. David Belding. David Warner. Jonathan Whitcomb. William C. 1810 1811 Nehemiah Cummings. 1769 Thomas Applin. Belding. mond. Benjamin Brown. 1800 Joseph Cross. William Dan Guild. Samuel Belding. 1807 1808 Farnum Fish. Joseph HamHills. 1777 Tliomas Applin. Daniel Warner. Aaron Parsons. Samuel 1774 Nehemiah Cummings. 1783 Calvin Frink. Samuel David Belding. 1784 Isaac Hammond. Selah Smead. Nathan Whitcomb. Daniel Flint. Thompson. Farnum Fish. Joseph Cross. 1771 Thomas Applin. Aquila Rams- Thomas Hammond. 1768 Thomas Applin. Thomas Applin. 1779 Calvin Frink. 1799 Farnum Frink. Warner. 1785 Henry Benjamin Hammond. Grimes' Richard- 1767 David Belding. John Thompson. 1792 1793 Wyman Wyman Cross. Thaddeus Cummings. Joseph HamHills. Nehemiah Cummings. Nathan Whitcomb. Applin. 1796 Joseph Cross. 1782 Calvin Frink. ing and Elisha Whitcomb. Fish.. jr. Elijah Graves. Amasa Aldrich. William Farnum Fish. Wy- mond. Thomas Applin. Joseph Whitcomb. Belding. Amasa Aldrich. Farnum Fish.SELECTMEN. Joseph 1789 Calvin Frink. Elijah Belding. 1778 Samuel Hills. Daniel Warner. Samuel Hills. mond. Aquila Ramsdell. mings. jr. . Amasa Aldrich. 1798 Joseph Cross. Richardson. 1772 Joseph Hammond. Nehemiah Cum- mings. Joseph Hammond. 1788 Calvin Frink. Selah Wilson. Amasa Aldricli. Neliemiah Cum- Thomas Applin. Thompson.

Abel Wilson. William R. Helon Holbrook. Josiah Parsons. Luke Bennett. Faulkner. 1841 Martin Stone. Rogers.. William Hewes. Lyman Parker. Nathan Whitcorab. Elijah Belding. William Hewes. Frost. Taft. William Read. Holbrook. Alonzo A. Wood- ward. Aldrich. Henry Fames. 1835 Amasa A Id rich. Daniel Wetherbee. 1824 Shubael Seaver. Luke Bennett. Fish. Cass. Whitcomb. 1851 William Read. Virgil A. Stephen Faulkner. Amos 1826 Bailey. Amos Jonathan D. Olcott.212 1814 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Ware. Amasa 1818 Daniel Wetherbee. 1819 Levi Blake. 1862 Josiah Parsons. Stephen Faulkner. 1859 Stephen Justus R. Ham- 1833 Benjamin Ilamblet. Shubael Seaver. Amos Bailey. Hardin Albee. 1821 Abel Wilson. ]{ogers. 184G Everson Cook. Joseph Hammond. 1838 Cass. Benjamin blet.. W. jr. Farnum Fish. Stephen Faulkner. Farnura Fish. 1815 Elkanah Richardson. jr. Rogers. Edward Goddard. Thomas Wheelock. Alonzo Ballou. 1840 Israel Applin. 18G1 Josiah Flint. Wetherbee. Daniel Wetherbee. 1816 Jolin Joseph Hammond. jr. James H. Ware. 1834 Benjamin Ilamblet. Rogers. Amos Bailey. Farnum Fish. 1844 William Hewes. Amasa Aldrich. Belding. Amos Bailey. 1837 Oliver Capron. Leonard Whit- 1820 William Rider. 1849 Hardin Albee. erbee. Daniel Wetherbee. 1855 Paul F. Parsons. J. Daniel Wetherbee. Flint. 1817 Abel Wilson. William Read. Joseph Woodward. Lombard. Daniel Amasa Aldrich. 1847 Everson Cook. Wethjr. Amos Bailey. jr. Elijah Sawyer. Henry Abbott. 1836 Amos Leonard Richardson. Josiah B. 1843 Amasa Aldricii. Levi Blake. Bailey. Israel jr. Henry Starkey.. 1830 Elijah Sawyer. Belding. Benjamin F. Amos 1827 Elijah Amos Bailey^ F. Faruum Fish. 1850 William Read. Farnum Fish. 1848 Hardin Albee. Amasa Aldrich. Cook. Daniel Wetherbee. William Rider. 1831 Elijah Sawyer. 1839 Amos Bailey. 1858 Rufus Bowen. Lom- Wyman Richard- 1845 Benjamin F. comb.son Cook. Lyman Parker. Fish. bard. Stephen Faulkner. Amasa Rogers. Joseph Hammond. William Lyman Parker. Justus R. 1857 William Read. Aldrich. Hardin Ali)ee. Capron. Thompson. jr. Ephraim K. 1860 Josiah B. Joseph Woodward. Martin Stone. 1854 Paul F. William Hewes Jonathan D. Zadoc L. Everson 1822 1823 Farnum Fish. Aldrich. Amasa Aldrich. Lyman Parker. jr. 1856 William R. 1832 Elijah Sawyer. Amos Richardson. 1825 John Stratton. 1828 Elijah 1829 Elijah Amos 1852 Daniel Snow. David Ever. Justus R. William Seaver. 1853 Daniel Snow. Benjamin Hamblet. William Hewes. son. Thomas T. Joseph Woodward. Applin. 1842 David Parsons. Sawyer. Lyman Parker. J'arnum Fisli. jr. Joseph S. F. Ware. Justus R. Parsons. Read. . Edward Goddard.. Leonard Whitcomb.

Ware. ridge. Joseph Hammond. Josiah Parsons. George W. Lyman Holbrook. H. Wetherbee. Stephen Faulk. jr. 1778 Samuel Belding. Howes. Hill. Lane. Ware. Willard S. 1885 Frank S. Ware. 1776 Samuel Belding. C. Daniel B. Stephen Faulk. TOWN TRKASUKERS. Wetherbee. C. C. Faulkner. 1865 Josiah Parsons. Thomas T. 1774 Jonathan Hammond. Lane. 1875 George W. Silas B.Ware. 1782 Elijah Belding. Carter. Willis. 1872 Stephen Faulkner. C. Lane. Howes. Hill. George E. PartHenry Eanies. Josiah Parsons. 213 Henry Abbott. Hill. Alonzo A. 1783 Daniel Warner. 1864 Josiah Parsons. Faulkner.1879 Alonzo A. Joseph L. Carter. ner. Charles H. 1777 Samuel Belding. Daniel Snow. Edmund Stone. Thomas T. George 0. 1866 Josiah Parsons. Silas B. 1877 Stephen Faulkner. 1881 Josiah Parsons. 1780 Elijah Belding. Orleans Eaton. Faulkner. Carter. Lyman Holbrook. Edward Wilcox. Faulkner. Lyman N. 1882 Edward Wilcox. 1779 Samuel Belding. 1873 Stephen 1874 Stephen 1886 George E. 1884 Daniel B. George O. 1883 Alonzo A. Alonzo Farr. 1871 Stephen Faulkner. Carter. 1867 Stephen Faulkner. 1876 George W. 1889 Frank S. Willis. Joseph L. Faulkner. Ware. 1870 Stephen Faulkner. Joseph L. Thomas T. Stephen Faulkner. Hill. Norris C. Norris C. Hammond. 1781 David Belding. C. Daniel B. Perham. 1775 David Belding. 1863 Josiah Parsons. Starkey. S. 1888 Frank S. 1890 Frank S. Henry Abbott. 1784 Jonathan Whitcomb. Cap1868 Stephen Faulkner. Lyman N. Norris C. Lyman N. Charles Faulkner. A. I'on. 1772 Samuel Belding. Alonzo Faulkner. Ware.TOWN TREASURERS. Alonzo A. Stephen Faulk. Starkey. Howard. . 1773 Jonathan Hammond. Henry Abbott. Henry Abbott. 1768 Jonathan 1769 Jonathan 1770 1771 Hammond. Daniel B. Starkey. Howes. Josiah Parsons. Benjamin C. Jonathan Hammond. Snow. ner. Wetherbee. ner. William 1887 Frank S. Carter. Wetherbee. Daniel Snow. Norris C.1880 Josiah Parsons. Hill. 1767 William Grimes. 1869 Stephen Faulkner. Ware. Daniel B. Belding. Faulkner. C. George E. Willis. Partridge. Frank S. 1878 Alonzo A. Norris C. Alonzo A. Thomas T. Capron. Howard.






10 21 2 " " George Atkinson. Morrill.. as it did the next year by the Legislature. Jack. from both the Wliig and Democratic parties. Since 1856 the principal parties throughout the nation have been known as Eepicblican and Demoformer. 1784: political character of the town may be determined by Governor and Presidential Electors. 1832 Jack. Adams. 1828 Samuel Bell. Fed.. Fed. 217 236 .. Rep. Fed. its votes Date No. 167 51 Benjamin Pierce. Pierce. " *Josiah 1788 . Adams.. Rep.. taking tlieir names from their candidates for the presidential office.. 30 43 34 GOVERNOR... Benjamin Pierce. Jeremiah Smith. 1821 *Samuel Bell. cratic. From 1834 to 1855 the rival parties were designated as Democratic and Whig but in 1841 the Abolition or Free Soil party was organized.. electing its Governor by the people. Fed. Rep.. 29 204 . Jack. Rep. " John Pickering. John Sullivan. Fed... 32 151 Ichabod Bartlett. 1785 *George Atlduson. Adams.. .. John Sullivan. Scattering. No. " " DavidL. Samuel Dinsmoor. Adams. drawing voters . Those marked with a * were elected.. 4 22 25 16 11 Bartlett. " Jeremiah Mason. John Langdon. *Levi Woodbury.. Rep. " Jeremiali Mason. At this time the Federal partyceased to exist. Rep. 1791 *Josiah Bartlett... " Joshua Wentworth. Rep. Fed. John Bell. Gilman. Rep. Jack. 1789 * John Sullivan. Adams. Samuel Dinsmoor Rep. Adams. Rep.. Rep. Fed. and for about ten years the political forces of the nation were known as Adams men or Jackson men. 1786 George Atkinson. 1792 *Josiah Bartlett..VOTES FOR GOVERNOR. Morrill. Jack. John Langdon. 82 1825 David L. The following gives the votes in Swanzey for the principal candidates for the chief magistrate of New Hampshire.. 1818 *William Plumer. Adams.. 188 Timothy Upham.. of votes. Morrill. 1808 " 1817 John T. 190 73 119 141 120 158 61 1826 1827 1828 DavidL. The for Date. Plumer. Rep.... 30 76 6 *John Langdon.. Adams. to 1824 217 was Federal and Republican. Jack. 1822 *Wimam Benjamin Pierce. Jack. 81 196 101 191 185 " 1824 Samuel Dinsmoor. Rep. Rep.. 1833 Samuel Dinsmoor. but principally* from the In 1855 the American or Know Nothing part}'^ suddenly appeared in New Hampshire... *Meshecli Weare. Jack. 34 8 Ichabod Bartlett. 138 156 175 101 142 176 1829 Benjamin John Bell.. John Sullivan. Fed. of votes. 50 45 " 1787 " 1788 * John Langdon. 1820 *Samuel Bell.^Fed. Fed. 1830 1831 Matthew Harvey. Rep. 1790 John Pickering. 1819 *Samuel Bell.

Edward W.. Rep. S.. Cate. 1836 *Isaac Hill.. Dem. Dem. Rep. Person C. Dem... Baker. *Onslow Stearns.. Enos Stevens.. " Levi " 38 236 116 " 1870 " 1871 243 77 34 " Chamberlain. Dem. " 1867 John G.S. SaAvyer. *John Page. 89 *W Sinclair.. 1842 *Henry Hubbard.. Dem.211 1^35 *Frederick Smyth. Dem. 52 1834 *Willirtin Badser. 1848 * Jared W. Straw. 1876 *Noah Martin. S. 45 " 1837 1838 " 1839 " 1840 " 1841 George Sullivan. Straw. 229 200 205 49 1854 *Nathaniel B. F. Rep... " John H. Whig. Thomas 1875 *Persou C. Weston. Williams.. " *Frederick 137 Smyth.. Clate... S.. Dem.. " Nathaniel S. 224 154 " " 1853 •« E. S.White. Rep.. D. Harrington. " 1859 * William 225 111 " Enos Stevens. " Levi Chamberlain. S. Gilmore. *Isaac Hill. Whig.. S. Williams.. 1855 " 84 226 210 232 201 207 209 233 " 1858 John S. Whig. Dem. Dem.. 167 . W^iig... Dem. *John Page... 240 " James Bell. Dem. " 1850 *Samnel 228 " John G. " *NatliauiclS. S. S. Whig.. Dinsmoor... Whig. Roberts. Dem. Dem. 229 148 180 Nathaniels. Thomas " 1852 John *Noah Martin. Dem. 1873 242 202 214 68 James A. Rep. D. Rep. Cheney. Dem. Cheney. " *Ichabod Goodwin. Dem. Dem. Rep. John Bedel. Dem. F. 248 214 142 153 207 153 207 148 50 38 1872 *EzekielA. Whig. Dem. Whig. Whig. 1849 *Samnel Dinsmoor. *Onslow Stearns.. Asa Cate. Rep.. Dem.. Weston. 62 106 *EzekiolA.... F.. Dem. Nathaniel S.. 217 1846 Jared W. " 78 *Antliony Colby. Dem. *Walter " 1868 " 1869 Anthony Colby. Berry. Sinclair...... Eastman.. " " " " Anthony Colby. 1857 *William Ilaile. *John Page. Haile. 52 43 Daniel Hoit. Dem. Whig. 1856 John S.. John H. F. " *Ralph Metcalf. 2 1853 James Bell. Dem. *Onslow Stearns. F. Gilmore... E. James Wilson.. F. 1835 *Willium Badger. F. 1843 *Henry Hubbard. Am. Rep. 1862 George Stark. F. 18G1 George Stark. F. " Anthony Colby. Sinclair. 1860 AsaP. 201 228 166 244 191 215 184 219 45 207 142 20 218 Daniel Hoit.. John Bedel. Dem.. White.. John Bedel. F. " *Ralph Metcalf. Dem. 1844 *John H. Atwood. 230 135 13 Walter Harriman... S.. James Wilson. Whig... Dem. S.218 1833 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Harriman. Weston. 1845 *Johu H.. Dem.. Berry. Rep. F. Arthur Livermore. Rep. 227 1866 John G.. Dem. Dem. Ind... " Daniel Hoit. Rep. Berry. Rep.. Dem. Nathaniel B.. *Isaac Hill.. Steele. Dem.Wells. Whig.. S. Williams. Dem. " *Nathaniel S. F. Wells.. Whig. " Enos Stevens. S.. Dem. 1847 *Jared W.. Rep. Dem. " Hiram C. Rep. Rep. Baker. Harrington. " Daniel Hoit.. Whig. Berry. " 36 Nathaniel S. 238 112 AsaP. F. Sawyer. 180 239 124 251 128 Jared Perkins.. D. Dem. Dem. Berry. 1874 Luther McCutchings.. 245 " Edward W. 1863 P. Whig. Berry. Rep. 1851 *Samnel Dinsmoor. Rep. Dem. 231 48 30 18 Dem. Dem. *J6sepli A. Ind. alter Harriman. " 1865 D.. John Atwood. Rep.. 238 167 ^Joseph A.... 244 73 " 238 241 Daniel Marcy.. Anthony Colby.. 53 37 183 " " 1864 Ira A. 134 " 250 74 62 " * James A. " James A. Dem. Berry. Eep. Adams. Steele.. " *Ichabod Goodwin. " Nathaniels. Whig..

172 1G7 153 169 228 1880 Frank Jones. Rep. Franklin Pierce. Dem.. " " 1852 Zachary Taylor. Hale. Lib. Whig.. Harrison. Dem. 1879 *Natt Head.. 1G3 . *Samuel W. Rep.. Andrew Jackson. Whig. John C. Whig.Prescott. J. 99 John F. " *Charles H... H...48 1884 JolmM. Harrison. J. Edgerly. Arasdeu. " *David H. 9 1882 1877 Daniel Marcy. " *Cliarles H. Amsden... Dem. " " James Buchanan. Bell. Greenback. Sawyer. 1886 Thomas CogsweU. " Frank A." *Moody Currier. Temp. Dem.. Dem. 150 Fed. 244 George Carpenter. Lewis Cass. 28 1882 Martin V. Whig. 196 Rep.. Dem. 163 *Hiram A. B. Dem. Hill. G. Rep. " "Warren G.. Whig. Adams. Dem. 1844 James K. Millard Fillmore. " 1836 " Andrew Jackson.. electoral votes. Gr'back. Adams. . Polk. " Henry Clay. Van Buren. Q. Andrew Jackson. Kendall. Free Soil. Rep. Rep.. " " 1856 Birney... Whig. Rep. " George Carpenter. Goodell. 130 The following are the Votes for Presidential Candidates SINCE 1816. Rep. 201 .BroAvn. M. 1876 219 Asa S. 1888 Charles H. " " 1828 " 1832 James Monroe.ELECTORAL VOTES. *BenjaminF. Martin Van Buren. Gr'back.. Birney. Tuttle. ^Yhig.. Dem. " 1848 J. " Frank A. McKeaa. Woodbury. Prescott. Kendall.. 222 " " 15 Asa S. Lib. Whig. 149 1878 *Beiijamin F. Dem. John P. Rep.. Rep. Hale.. McKean... W. Dem. H.. Gr'back. Q. Whig.... Dem. 1820 1824 J. Dem. 1840 " W. Dem.. 1890 " 59 172 140 32 228 181 " Charles H.. Rep. Dem. Henry Clay. G. Dem... Fremont. Dem. Temp. Rep. Whig. Winfleld Scott. 1816 James Monroe.. Dem. Henry Clay.

CHAPTEK Swanzey IX. WEST SWANZEY. At a meeting of the proprietors held at Concord. his heirs or assigns it necessary. March 16. his heirs or assigns shall build a price they generall}'^ are at other places. in some re- hardly less important. Industries of Wkst Swanzey Factory Village East Swanzby— Westport— Spragukville Swanzey Center Graves' Place A^'^I.cox Shop— Lane Mill On Bridge Brook Othkr Mills Stores— Hotkls Brick-making Tanneries Palm-Leaf Hats. agriculture has always been the leading pursuit of the people in Swanzey. One of the first measures the proprietors of Lower Ashuelot took into consideration after the township had been organized was to have a saw-mill built at the Upper "Great Falls" at West Swanzey. is This chapter principally devoted to a detailed statement of man- ufacturing in the different localities in town. Said land to be laid out by the committee and surve^'or which shall be chosen to lay out the next division of land. "That two hundred acres of land adthe following vote was passed : joining to the Upper Great Falls in the Great River. and maintain it ten j'ears at least. Mass. and to include said falls reserving free liberty for the . the said Ephraim Jones. 1736. to lay as convenient as maj' be to said falls. and to saw for and sell boards to the proprietors at the same heirs at his or their cost. setting up a grist-mill at said place when the proprietoi'S shall think If he. Industries. and (220) . — — — — — — — — — — — WHILE have been spects. The streams of water are well adapted to furnish the propelling power for machinery and the pine forests have always supplied abundant -material for the manufacture of wooden ware. and assigns Ephraim Jones. the manufacturing interests.. be laid out to Ephraim Jones his upon condition that he the said good saw-mill at said falls on or before the 15th daj^ of August next. (who are to have the liberty before siay other) shall decline it.

who built the first mills. his heirs or assigns." Mr. Before the settlers commenced to rebuild where their buildings had been destroyed he had died. to enter into bonds to build a grist-mill Voted. 221 if at the end of said ten j'ears or any time forward said Epliraim Jones. The fact tliat there is no evidence that the proprietors built a fort there for the protection of inhabitants. never lived permanently in the township. or the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds for encouragement towards building a grist-mill upon the Great River near to where the saw-mill now stands in said township. 1738.SAVANZEY INDUSTRIES. and his possessions reverted to the proprietors as he had not maintained his mills long enough to give his heirs a clear title. next ensuing. Thomas Cresson and Benjamin Brown be a committee to give bonds to said John Siiepard to pay him the money tiiat was voted to be raised for encouragement towards building said grist-mill. then the privilege conveniency for a saw-mill at said place to revert to the proprietors. besides the mills. After the abandonment of the township nearly thirteen j-ears . the present one stands. It is not known that any other buildings were erected at West Swanzey. Tliat Samuel Gunn. beforq the township was abandoned. shall neglect or refuse to keep up and maintain a saw-mill at said place. and to take a bond of said John Shepard to oblige him to build said mills on or before the first day of September above said. committee to agree with John Shepard who appears (in the name of shall first Ephraim Jones of Concord) as above mentioned. to him or them that appear to enter into bonds to build the same. The dam was a number of rods below where and some part of the old structure can be seen At a proprietors' meeting held the sixth day of November. at the low- er part of the falls. on or before the Voted and chose three men to be a day of Sept. Jones built the saw-mill on the east side of the river. forty shillings on each right. goes to show that none had estab- We lished tliemselves there permanently." have no knowledge how long it was before the mills were destroyed but probably they were burned in 1747 by the Indians at the same time they burned the buildings at the Center. Jones to build a " Voted to raise the sum of grist-mill near his saw-mill. Ephraim Jones. at each bank of the river. The laborers in the mills and such as had commenced to improve their land depended upon repair- ing to the forts at the Center for protection in case of danger. the following votes were passed to encourage Mr.

to Benjamin Wilson six and one-half acres of land on the east side of the river and one-half of the saw-mill thereon. One of the original proprietors of Lower Ashuelot was James Ilea- ton of AVrentiiam. Mass." 4. of the removal to Grafton. He son James Heaton. 1790. did. when they sold to Philemon AVhit- The operations of the AA^'hitcombs at AVest Swanzey were confined number of years to the four acres given them b}' the proprietors of the township." The action of the proprietors upon the article was as foUoVvs: " Voted To Capt. Joseph Whitcomb and his son Joseph had settled . 1785 the river for erecting a fulling-mill with the privilege of taking water out of the grist-mill flume. was the most prominent business man at West Swanzey between the 3'ears 1760 and 1790. Joseph AVhitcomb and his partners four acres of land to lay out upon his or their right. a until They commenced about 1771. made by the proprietors to rein the east part elapsed before successful efforts were build the mills. 1760. Vt. March 23. and to building mills on each side of the river. acre of land upon which the forge stood and the water power connected with it Sept. on condition that he or they shall build a saw-mill within two or three years from this time. 1786. Joseph Whitcomb and his oldest son Joseph immediately erected a saw-mill and grist-mill. to act : held March will grant to Capt.. jr. of Svvanzej^ previous to 1760 probably they had obtained the right to the falls at ^Yest Swanzey previous to a meeting of the proprietors upon the following article ''To see if they and to any that shall join with Whitcomb. 1789 to Philemon . his son river. March 1. he executed the following conveyances of his property at different times To Joseph 9.222 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Joseph Whitcomb. to Abijah AVhitcomb. AVhitcomb had Whitcomb one Vermont. 2d. Previous to his The above grant may have been included falls. 1788 3d. one-half his grist-mill March 3. Joseph bim. but his The senior James Heaton became the . Joseph mills on the west side of the removed to Grafton. . 1780. The forge was upon the west side of the river. . four acres of land upon his or their own right for a mill yard. and the deed was executed after Mr. river to Otis Capron a piece of land on the east side of 1. in the land on each side on the east side of which Capt. all the Mill Farm which he owned. 1790. did not settle in the township.nd Abigail Whitcomb all his interest in that part of the Mill Farm on the west side of Ashuelot : June 1.. Abijah were the first to build and owned the property comb. March to his son Joseph Whitcomb. AVhitcomb and Capt. 2.

About the year 1839 the brotliers put a carding machine into their mill which veyed for a time they operated in connection with cloth-dressing. and 33 acres in 1773. 11. Samuel Stearns bought this half of the to . died sons to whom b}^ in the township Aug.SWANZEY INDUSTRIES. 1803. At first. Philemon AViiitcomb became the owner of his father's half of the old saw-mill and conve3^ed it to his son Abijah under date of Oct. Mr. to Richard time he sold business. 1753. They did not find encouraging sales for their ware. John Wilson. As early as 1842 cloth-dressing had been discontinued and making wooden ware commenced. Abijah Whitcomb bought 100 acres June 10. 1823. Tiie trade had long been accus- tomed hand-made goods they closed up the business and sold the machinery. 14. April 6. sold it Dec. mill.." as had been the two hundred acres conveyed to Ephraim Jones conditionally. Otis Capron bought a plot of the Whitcombs for a fulling-mill on the east side of the river and the right to draw water from the flume of the grist-mill sufficient to operate the mill March 16. Capron. 1770. owner of the acres of it 223 had voted four and also of original Mill Farm after the proprietors to Capt. 4. 2d. Joseph AYhitcomb and his partners. 1789. lying at the south other lots of land adjoining the Mill Farm on the west side of the and west of it. 2nd. Mr. 1786. James Heaton.Joseph Whitcomb. Joseph Whitcomb. sold it to Richard Stratton. . 1st. About 1848 wool carding was discontinued. which was ultimately all bought up the Whitcombs. leaving four he bequeathed the Mill Farm. river. Stratton carried on the cloth-dressing business down to the it to his son John. To Isaac and Alfred Stratton belongs \he credit of being the first persons to make covered buckets by machinerj' anywhere. bought the 80 acres on the east side of the river in 1773. . These lots and the original Mill Farm contained over four hundred acres and was known as the "Mill Farm. followed by changing the machinery for making covered buckets. who continued the business by hiring an experienced journeyman and apprenticing his son Isaac to the After Isaac reached his majority one-half the fulling-mill was conto him and later the other half to his brother Alfred. pails and sap-tubs were made. bought 200 acres on the west side of the river in Sept. John Stratton obtained this half of the sawmill of his fatlier. who in August. Benjamin Wilson sold his half of the saw-mill which he bought in 1785 to his son. having erected a Stratton. 1773. 1807.

one-fourtii. Kendall made such changes and improvements as were necessary to enable him to do a large business at tanning and currying. One-half of the forge property which Philemon Whitcomb bought in 1789 of his brother Joseph he conveyed to his son Jotham in 1807. Probably Joseph AYhitcomb and his son Abijah commenced to build in 1770. and continued in pos- At this time they owned a grist- mill Doubtless this grist-mill took the the one that was of previously built on the east side. Mr. place In 1790. took as a partner his son-in-law Amos F. Isaac Stratton built a steam mill near the Baptist meeting-house in 1850 and sold it to Asa S. Isaac Stratton veyed it to his father. Alfred Stratton and John Stratton. In 1848 Alfred Stratton sold his half of the fulling-mill property to In 1850 Isaac Stratton sold his half to his father his brother John. continued the business until 1882. Oct. 1824. and the water power belonging to it. liis Whitcomb bought He one-fourth of the mills. these mills of his father and June 4. three-fourths of the conveyed. the other half was owned at one time b}^ his daughter Damaris. having a saw-mill and other fixtures necessary for such business. mills to his son Benjamin. Five days after Philemon Whitcomb. jr. Mrs. 1823. and Alfred and John Stratton. Fish. He had been engaged a few years previous to selling in hides. 1821. Frink. on the same side of the river. 2d. bought Stearns' half and afterwards con- mill in 1827. in 1866. 19. Benjamin Whitcomb. Before 1850 the making of wooden ware and wool carding had been discontinued at this place. to John Stratton. Stratton used the mill mostl}' for manufacturing lumber.224 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 2d. 13. John StratWhere ton. Mr. took a deed of 3. Philemon brother Abijali. 1853. and during these years employed a large number of hands. He . Samuel Stearns bought of Jonathan Ilolbrook one-half of this property. It is presumed that Benjamin Whitcomb became ultimately the owner of the site upon which the forge was built. and to his son Philemon. 1819.. After this conveyance John Stratton continued in possession of the property until he sold to the Stratton Mills Co. in 1849. lie sold to his brother Benjamin. and Jan. Kendall in 1867. Nov. and brother Alfred. a saw-mill on the west side of the river session of the property until 171)0. were engaged here in the pelting business. For the purpose of carrying on the lumbering business. Benjamin AVhitcomb bought one-half of it of Philemon AVhitcomb. 2d. jr. became the owner of these mills and sold them July 30.

:^^^^(> .

I Is .



the old saw-mill stood, they bnilt a large shop to be used for a sawSoou after the buildmill and various other mannfacturing purposes.
in machinery for making doors, ing was finished Elliot Hammond put and Benjamin Marvin, machinAlexander W. and blinds sash George F. stock E. chair Read, machinery for making for manufacturing ery


boot forms.

In a few years Alexander and Marvin discontinued manufacturino- chair stock, and Alanson S. Whitcomb and Levi Cross leased the room and commenced making brush woods.

ship the business alone.

Holman commenced making buckets in John The next year E. F. Read entered into partnerwith Holman for carrying on the same business. This partnercontinued until 1855, when Holman sold to Read who continued
1852, Franklin



Elliot ^y Lane formed a partnership, and This partnership of added manufacturing pails to that of buckets. continued only a few months when Lane withdrew and Read contin-

In 1856,



Read and

ued alone until 1863, when he sold one-half of the business to Joseph L. Parker. In 1865, Read and Parker dissolved their partnership and divided Read took tlie bucket part of the business and Parker their business

Read sold the bucket business in 1867 to John Starkey and Parker, at a later date, sold the pail business to Elisha Munsell, jr. Henry Abbott bought the bucket business of Starkey and Howard In the spring of 1873, a new company was formed for manufacturing wooden ware at West Swanzey, to be known as E. F. Read & Co.
the pail part.

and Oscar




The partners were Stratton Mills Co., Charles L. Russell and E, F. Read. This company bought the pail business of Munsell and the bucket business of Abbott. At the expiration of three years Read
sold his interest in the business to

George E. A^hitcomb and the


name was changed to C. L. Russell and Co. In 1885 Russell & Whitcomb bouoiht the interest of the Stratton Mills Co. Russell & Whitcomb have had ample means, and have done a large and successful business. They have leased their mill of the West
They have a large store house near the railabout 2000 cords of pine sai)lings and a large quantitheir mill annually. They employ ty of hard wood timber to stock forty hands. Frank L. Snow built a steam mill in 1882 near the railroad, and
Swanzey Manf. Co.
It takes


to manufacture lumber,


Sons besjan to make boxes

in the mill.

in 1882, Solon W. Snow & In 1883 the mill was burned

and rebuilt


in 1884. In 1884 Mr. Snow commenced to make pnilsin he uses some 1500 cords of sapling pines a year for his pail business and employs twenty-five hands.

his mill


grist-mill of

Eames and Towne,

the motive power of which


furnished from Snow's steam-mill, was built in 1884. The first firm that made boxes at West Swanzey was John Slrat-

Alfred Stratton and a jNIr. Jaquith. They commenced the business about 1854 in the old fulling-mill building, which was owned at the time b}'^ John Stratton. The two brothers bought the building of their father in IMay, 1858, and sold it to Francis Morse,
ton, 2d,

Daniel Snow, and Gilbert S. Howard Oct. 1, 1858, and also sold to them their box business. This firm continued uniil 1863, when Morse

sold out to his partners, having been in company wilii the Strattons the business some time before his partnership with Snow and

this place

Since 1863 the following firms have carried on the box business at Daniel Snow & Gilbert S. Howard Daniel Snow & Fran:

Daniel Snow & W. Snow Elisha INIunsell & Frank "L. Snow Obadiali Sprngue & Solon W. Snow Obadiah Si)rague & Orlow E Parsons Orlow E. Fifteen Parsons, George E. Whitcomb & Arthur H. Whitcomb.



Abner Thonii)son & Solon

W. Snow






hands are employed and 450 cords of timber used annually. Since 1882 Solon W. Snow and his son E. H. Snow have been manufacturing boxes at Frank L. Snow's steam-mill. They employ seventeen hands and work up five hundred cords of pine timber annually. After the Strattons bought the Whitcomb mill on the west side of the river in 1853 the old saw- and grist-mill was taken down and a The lower part of large Substantial building built at the same place. the new mill was designed for a grist-mill and the upper part for manJohn Stratton, 2d, had the manageufacturing woollen goods. ment of erecting the building and putting in a grist-mill which had a capacity for doing a large amount of milling. He formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Jotiiam W. Frink, for manufacturing woollen goods, the firm name being J. W. Frink & Co. This firm
carried on the manufacturing a to the Stratton Mills Co.

number of years previous

to its sale

In 1866 Laton Martin, Obed G. Dort, John Bowker and Obadiah Sprague formed a copartnership for the purpose of purchasing all the mill and water power at West Swanzey, and for manufacturing woollen

and cotton goods, lumber and wooden ware.

John Stratton owned

the mills on each side of the river except the okl fulling-mill, which

was owned by Daniel Snow and Gilbert
took deeds of




The company-

these mills Jan. 24, 1866, and also bought adjoinland of Abraham Stearns, and a blacksmith shop of Ira Hooper. ing The company adopted the name of Stratton Mills Co., and commenced

business with a capital of forty thousand dollars. In 1868 a new mill was built of brick, seventy feet in length and thirty-five in breadth.


g?-ist-mill was taken out about 1862. Building the new mill and taking out the grist-mill gave room for double the business that was

had at the commencement. Tlie old fulling-mill was rebuilt in 1876, and has been leased to different firms for making boxes. Firms engaged in making wooden ware have leased the mill since it was bought the Stratton Mills Co. in 1866. b}'^ Sprague and Martin bought Dort's


16, 1887, the property of the Stratton Mills Co.

was merged

into a stock

company and


The capital ufacturing Co. four thousand dollars, of which Ansel Dickinson of Winchester took

name changed to West Swanzey Manof the stock company was made thirt}'-

thousand and was made president of the company. Mr. Sprague has been the treasurer and manager of both companies, excepting some three j^ears when he was building and operating the
mills at Spragneville. The goods that have been

made have

consisted of black and grc}^

beaver cloth, cashmeretts and flannels. bands.

The company employ


main buildings of the company are the woollen mill, 50 76 three stories and basement; brick mill, 50 65 ft., two stories



and basement box shop, 50 X 50 ft., two stories pail shop, 100 X 40 two stories which was rebuilt in 1881 and a store house near the west end of the bridge. The first store at West Swanzey-. was built in 1803 b}' Abraham Stearns where Mrs. Asa S. Kendall resides. In 1807 Mr. Stearns had as a partner in trade Abijah, his eldest son. In 1808 Asaph Stearns became a partner of his brother Abijah. Doubtless the senior Stearns carried on business here at a later date and had the assistance The last of the family' that of his sons John, Abraham and Samuel. was in business here was Samuel Stearns and his brother-in-law Joel Eaton. Joseph Hammond, jr., carried on business in this store in 1850


and 1851.


John Stratton built a store about 1827 where the Universalist church stands, and formed a partnership with Jonathan Whitcomb, 3rd, which continued about two years. Mr. Whitcomb was alone in business in 1829. The occupants during the years 1830-32 were Jonathan



Eveison Cook did business there from 1834

and Hiram AVhltcomb,

Mr. Coolc
it it

built a store

until 1846.


on the west side of tlie river in 1838, and connected a tailoring establishment with
sold in 1849

and sold

to Jothani

to Amos F. and EzraT. Fish in 1846. They W. Frink who carried on business there until

to 1871,


subsequent occupants have been Paul F. Aldrich,

Salmon H. Fox

to 1890.

Joseph Hammond, jr., built a store near the Baptist meeting-house in 1852 and was in business there until he sold it to Paul F. Aldrich, 3rd,
in 1863, excepting the j'ear 1857,

when he leased


to D.

G. Mason.

Mr. Aldrich occupied the store
after being in business

1865 to Joseph Ware, who after doing business about two ^^earssold to Frank L. Snow, who,
until he sold

some three




with A. S.

Kendall for the old No. 11 school-house.

This building was moved by Mr. Snow to the east side of Railroad and fitted up for a store in 1880. He continued in business

until 1883,

when he



to C. C.

Brooks, later to J. L. Parker,



1885 sold to C. L. Russell and
in 1887.


Whitcomb who
up a store

sold to

Salmon H. Fox

The West Swanzey Mainifacturing Co.


1889 on

the west side of the river, near the bridge which is now occupied A. A. Emery for the sale of dry goods and groceries.


The house now owned by Mrs. Asa S. Kendall was built about IblO b}' Abraham Stearns for a tavern, and was managed many 3'ears by John Grimes, 2nd, was in control of tlie property liim and his sons.
and Silas Brewer in 1832 subsequent owners have been Josiah AYoodward, Leonard Whitcomb, John Starkey and David Wilson. The last man that kejjt a pul)lic house here was a Mr. Richards.
in 1825,

Everson Cook and Joseph Hammond, jr., built the hotel on the west Mr. Cook bought Hammond's interest in side of the river in 1840.
1841 and managed the house until he sold to Amos F. and J]zra T. The following persons have been in possession of this in 1846.

it was bought by tlie Fish brothers Francis Morse*, 1847 Adonirani J. Aldrich, W. G. Owen, 1849; Moses Kinney, 1851; Samuel Mattoon, 1857; Albert G. Hill, I860; Henry Starke^', jr.,

hotel since




Homer Evans and

family since the last date.




Shubael Seaver, a blacksmith, bought lot No. 25 in the fourth range, He settled upon this lot which was in the east part Sept. 25, 1783. Of his descendants who have been blacksmiths of West Swanzey.

nre his sons Shubael, "William


Hyde and John


grandsons Shubael


Luman W., and

his great-grandson

Liiman B.


Other blacksmiths at West Swanzey have been Zadock Taft, Lucius Moses Kenney, George Hamblet, Lorenzo R. Holbrook, Alfred ^ Seaver, Ira Hooper, Amos H. Freeman and Frank 0. Dodge. 0>^


built at


mills in Swanze}', after the

town was



Swanzey Factory by David Belding, Joshua Graves, Elisha Scott and Abner Graves. The' proprietors of Keene encouraged the building of these mills by "The granting to the above-named men. May 29, 1759, as follows liljert^- to turn the water of the stream known by the name of the East Branch, in the most convenient place for the use of a saw-mill and

and shall have the liberty and privilege of said stream so as to be sufficient to support said mills so long and upon these conditions hereafter named, viz. Tiiat they will, in the space of two



years time, build and fit a good saw-mill and corn-mill, and that the inhabitants and residents of the town of Keene shall have as sood
privileges both in sawing and grinding as the inhabitants of Swanzey passable logs to be sawed for the value of the one-half of the boards

from time to time and at


times; and when the abovesaid gentle-


shall cease or neglect to

keep mills there



repair, to


the necessity of this township for sawing and grinding, then said privilege to return to this propriety again." The proprietors of Swanzey held a meeting at the meeting-house



1759, and, to encourage these


in the

undertaking, voted

to give them "fift}' acres of land to be laid out to said undertakers so as to accommodate the mills they engage to build and keep in good repair for the space of ten ^ears, to grind and saw as is the common cus-


at other mills, or

otherwise the land to return to the proprietors


Abraham Graves, "William Carr and Jonathan Hammond were chosen a committee to lay out the land. The la3'out was irregular in
form, extending from Keene line southwesterly so as to include the
entire privilege.

After the digging of the canal and the erection of the mills on the land thus conveyed, David Belding, on the 16th of Se[)tember, 17G1, conve3'ed one-fourth of the saw- and grist-mill to Joshua and Abner

Graves later, having bought the fourth interest of Elisha Scott, they became sole proprietors of the mills, Feb. 28, 1765. In Feb. 16, 1767, Abner Graves sold his interest to David Griffith, who sold one;



half of his right to William GiifliLh Aug. 21, 1799, David Tvvitchell and AVillard Aldfich purchased the half interest of Joshua Graves, and in October the same year, bought the other half of David and William Grillilh. Later, Selah Sinead became an owner in said mills. Still later, Naihaniel Cuniinings, Aug. 22, lb05, became owner, and sold and Jan. 30, 1811, it came into posto Daniel Adams May 2, 1809 This company was chartered by session of the Swanzey Factory Co. the legislature June 16, 1810, with a cai)ital of $40,000, for the purpose of ''spinning cotton and woolen yarn or weaving the same into


Tlie corporate

Aquilla Ramsdell, Josiah Woodward, Thompson and associates.

members of the company were Samuel Dinsmore, William C. Belding, John



only cotton yarn was made.


this time

weaving cotton

cloth by the power loom had not been successfully accomplisiied, and yarn was distributed among families to be woven with the hand-loom.


William ing. mill soon after

years after the mill was built looms were put into it for weavRyder became a stockholder and a manager of the




1822 and later Jolui Cliamberlain had




of the

men engaged


operating the

mill at different times between 1830

and 1848, when



burned, were Archer Campbell, 1832; George Oliver, 1835; Jarvis Bates and brothers, 1840; W. F. & A. P. Barnes, 1847-1848. The saw-mill, with machiner^^ for manufacturing pail stock, the

and the mechanical shop, while owned by the factory corporation, usually had a separate management from that of the factory. David Page was the occupant of the mechanical shop for a long time.

Jonathan Martin was the chief miller from 1820
death in 1832.

to the time of his

May 13, 1813, Jonathan Locke bought a water power of the proprietors of the cotton factory Jor a cloth-dressing establishment, and leased of them a piece of land upon which to erect the buildings. He built and carried on the business a number of years, when on account of some dissatisfaction he bought the property at what is now
Spragueville and moved his building and machinery there. After the cotton factory was buined, Abel Bowers of Leominster, Mass., bought, July 10, 1849, what was left of the corpoiation propert}'',

which consisted of a saw-mill,

grist-mill, a

shop and two dwell-

ing houses, and which was in rather a dilapidated condition. The men who executed the deed were John Wood, A. & T. Hall, Levi
Willard, Samuel Dinsmore, Aaron Appleton, John lillliot, Samuel Wood, Eliphalet Briggs, Samuel Cooper and Salma Hale.



the shop and

Mr. Bowers engaged

making combs. He sold


business Nov. 20, 1850, to Anson Low of Clinton, Mass., and the saw- and grist-mill, March 4, 1852, to Daniel Thompson and Elbridge

G. "W^hitcomb of Keene.
After the mills were bought by Thompson and Whitcomb, they were for a time occupied by Alonzo and Benjamin Wilson. Orren Dickinson bought the comb shop of Mr. Low, Nov. 5, 1851,

and continued to own the plat during his life. He built a large substantial buihling where tlie comb shop stood, soon after making the purchase. He has used the building for a grist-mill and for a manuIn the grist-mill there has been factory of doors, sash and blinds. done a large amount of milling, and in the shop a numl)or of hands have been eraplo^yed most of the time in manufacturing either doors, sash or blinds. Some of Mr. Dickinson's sons have been connected witii him in the business a number of ^^ears past, and some of the time he lias had Timotliy Slierman also for a partner. Daniel Thompson deeded his half of the saw- and grist-mill to Elbridge G. Whilcomli, May 23, 1853, and the next day Mr. Whitcomb deeded them to Lewis Carpenter and Benjamin Wilson. Sept. 14, 1853, Asa B. Clark bouglitthe mills of Carpenter and Wilson and sold them to Carpenter Oct. 19, 1853. Wiiile Mr. Carpenter owned the mills, they were burned and the
site sold to

Mr. Holman

Franklin Holman, Aug. 8, 1854. rebuilt where the mills had been burned and sold to

Ephi'aim Murdock, June 27, 1856. There had been put into the building which Holman built, before he sold it, a saw-mill, a grist-mill with
three sets of stones, machinery for manufacturing pail stock and pails. Soon after Mr. Murdock's purcliase, the mill-stones were taken out

and the making of pails was not continued here b}^ Murdock. Mr. Murdock's purchase included the site where the cotton factory stootl, and he immediately built a shop here to be used for making pails exclusively, and using the old grist- and saw-mill place for manu-

The making of pails here was continued by facturing his pail stock. Mr. Murdock until a few years before his death, when he built a new shop on lower ground a few rods to the west, into which the pail
machinery was placed, the old shop being used for painting and storing pails.

Mr. Murdock died

in the spring

of 1882, about twenty-six years

from the time he bought here. During this time he seldom stopped his machinery unless it was to make necessary repairs, and the amount
of goods manufactured was large.

The men associated with him




partners or enii)lo3'ed as foremen were William N. Nason, George W. Tenney, Josepli N. Foristall and Edwin Parks, Geoige W. Garfield bought of the Murdock estate the establishment in 1883 and sold it to Elisha IMunsell in 1887. The amount of


goods made l^y Mr. Garfield annual 1}' was much Mr. IMiirdock.


than that made

Mr. Munsell has made such changes since he bought that a nuieh larger amount of manufacturing can be done than was done by Murdock, but, in part, of different goods. Tlie mill l)uilt by Mui'dock on the old factory site, has been moved and placed on the south end of the last one which Murdock built, and has been fitted up for making

The machinery in what was the pail shop has been changed making buckets and leased to George and Andrew Fuller. A room has been fitted up in the saw-mill building for making pails and has been leased to John P. Rust, who employs ten hands
to maehiner}^ for

and uses 500 cords of timber a year. H. J. Fowler is occupying the box shop. and uses 700 cords of timber annually.

He employs fifteen hands

The most noted public house in Swanzey is in this village. It was known for a long time as the Underwood Tavern. It is probable that
was opened to the public by Joshua Graves, 2d, about the time the Timothy Underwood, of Northl)oro', Mass., turnpike was built. bought it of Graves in 181G and sold it May 11, 1816, to his brother
it it from this time until his death Jidy Subsequent owners or occupants have been Israel Brown, Daniel ^Y. Kimball, 1840 George AV. Ilolbrook, 1843 Franklin Gooduow, 1847 Lewis Carpenter, Robert Hamilton, Percey and Lampson,

James Underwood, who owned
4, 1832.



William I. Sawyer, 1859; Dana Fuller, 1872; George G. Bidwell, Henry T. Bidwell, Albert N. Howe and his heirs. Howe bought the stand in 1880 of Henry T. Bidwell.

The large house owned by Charles H. Forbush was a public house muth of the time between 1800 and 1850. Jonathan Locke, Elisha Sinionds, Israel Brown and others occupied it for this purpose.
Oct. 25, 1763, John Whiteomb boughtthree lots in that part of Swanzey which was taken from Richmond. The lots were No. 32 in the tliird Those in tlie fourtli range, and Nos. 31 and 32 in the fourth range.

range were bounded on the west by the east line that bounded Swanzey as it was first laid out. Mr. AV^hitcomb established his homestead near the southwest corner of lot No. 31, on the si)ot where

Henry Bowen's l)uiklings now stand. are on these Whitcomb lots.
Tlie first


All the mills in East


was built by Mr. Wliiteomb same place where that at Ramsdell's upper privilege now stands. Adjacent to it at the same period he built a saw-mill and a gi'ist-mill. The mills were burned some In 1802 he conveyed years after this, and rebuilt by Mr. Whitcomb. them to his son Thomas, who, in 1803, sold them to Philo Sanford of Medwa3^ Mass. Joel Mellen bought them in 1806 and retained possession of them till 1817, when he sold them to William Ryder and
the South Branch
at the

dam on

about 1780.

was located

Phineas Stone.

Ryder and Stone built a two-story mill and dug a canal for obtaining the water power. The mill was built where Ramsdell's now stands. The grist-mill was put into the lower part, and
machinery for making cotton yarn into the upper part. In 1821 Mr. Ryder sold to Henry Cooper. After this sale the making of cotton yarn was discontinued. Mr. Cooper continued to own one-half of the mill nearly two years when he sold to Phineas Stone, Dec. 24, 1822. Mr. Stone, while he owned the mills, was engaged in manufacturing lumber for the market down the Connecticut river. Mr. Stone sold to Lyman and Roswell Parker.
April 18, 1825,

The Parkers engaged quite extensively in manufacturing lumber for the Connecticut river trade. Into the room where cotton yarn had
been made they put a carding machine. About 1829 the grist-mill The mill was building was burned and everything connected with it. immediatelv rebuilt but the business of wool carding was not resumed.
In 1831 Lyaian bouglit out his brother Roswell and owned the mills to March 14, 1840, when he sold to Benjamin Page and James Sibley Taft.



Lyman Parker was

the owner, he built, for manufactur-

ing pail stock, a mill which was connected with the saw-mill. Messrs. Page and Taft built an addition to the grist-mill building.

After a short time Pnge obtained Taft's interest in the mills, and
for several years various persons at different times liad the management of the saw- and grist-mill. Mr. Winzell made shoe pegs in


the mill connected with the saw-mill, and Benjamin Read, for a few years, occupied a part of the grist-mill building for making boot forms. In 1847 C. G. Ramsdell was making chairs in the upper room of the

For some two years, including the yeav 1848, Martin Mason and Russell B. Hall had possession of the mills. During this time Elliot W. Lane and Moses D. Ballon commenced to make bailed boxes in

the saw-mill shop.


This business passed from Lane and Ballon to A. Banks, who continued the box business several years, after which, till 1859, he manufactured pail handles. Soon after Mason and Hall's possession of the mills, Nathan Winch



mill building;

a contract with Page to manufacture pails for him in the gristand for obtaining the necessary room for the pail

machinery the grist-mill was removed. Mr. Winch made pails here about three years, 1849-51. From the time that V/inch gave up the bnsiness Benjamin Read had the management of the pail business

was burned, April 26, 1855. During some of these a small years shop attached to the grist-mill building was occupied by A. W. Read for making various kinds of wooden ware.
nntil the mill

1855 Pago built what is now the west i)art of the Ramsdells. The principal business curried on previous to Mr. Page's death in January, 1859, wasmakingclothes-pins These parties were Philo A[)i)lin and bj- parties who hired the mill. Daniel E. Woodward, Elkanah and Fred A. Lane and J. Mason Reed.
After the
fire in


owned by


Reed had been occupjing
Page's death.

the mill

some two years
l)ouglit at

at the time of


June 30. 1859, Benjamin Read
real estate



the mills and



Page, at the time of his decease,






innnediatcly conveyed the upper



Alanson W. Banks and J. Mason Reed. During their ownership they manufactured pail handles, clothes-pins and chair stock. Sept. 20, While Mr. Peavey owned the 1866, they sold to Merrill C. Peavey. mill, Luther S. Lane, Elkanah Lane and Frederic A. Lane occupied a part of it for making wool mattresses, and Luther S. Lane a part


pail handles.

After the purchase of Banks and Reed the saw-mill and the adjacent mill, not being much used, went to decay, and were washed away
in the great freshet in

September, 1869.

1871, Mr. Peavey sold to D. E. Woodward, who built the east part of the mill, run it several years, making pail stock and pails, and then conveyed it to E. Murdock, jr., of AVinchendon, Mass.






IVIurdock's death, the establishment was bought hy J. M. hS82. He has made ditlerent kinds of wooden ware, em-

ploys some twenty hands, and uses seven hundred cordis of pine, hemlock and hard wood annually. At the next mill-site down the river Elisha Whitcc^mb built a sawmill

and a

mill lor

wool carding, about 1805.


during the next twenty j-ears the saw-mill was owned

died in 1814, and in various pro-



portions and at different times by the heirs of Mr. "Whitcomb, by Joel Mellen, Henry Cooper, Israel Applin, William Aldrich, Nathan Winch,

Ezra Emerson and Ebenezer Howard. Mr. Wiiitcomb and Mr. Cooper built an addition to the mill, into one part of which Mr. Whitcomb manufactured shingles, and into the other Mr. Cooper put a turning lathe. For about twenty years after the death of Elisha Whitcomb the carding-mill was occupied by Joseph Whitcomb and was largely patronized by people from this and adjoining towns. In 1821 Roswell Randall bought of the Whitcomb heirs some land on which he built a mill and carried on the business of custom clothdressing until he sold to Asahel Randall and Asahel Randall, 2d, in Nov., 1826. During the ownership by the Randalls the business was carried on some of the time by Calvin Br^'ant and after him by NaJosepli Putney,
thaniel Poland.

The Randalls

sold their mill to

Benjamin Page





time Page was making flannels at the old homestead where Mrs. Alonzo Ballon now lives, with machinery propelled by hand. He


the business to this mill and continued

he substituted for where.


making of pails.

it some two years when These were the first pails

made by machinery



few had been

Swanzey, and were nearly the first made anymade at that time in South Keene, in Marl-

borough and Troy. Mr. Page enlarged his mill, a part of the addition being used for a store; and in 1836 bought the adjoining mill, thus owning the entire In 1839 the mills, store and dwelling-house owned by privilege.

Mr. Page were burned. A dwelling-house standing near the bridge, The buildings burned formed wliich he did not own, was also burned.
a continuous line reaching from the bridge to the saw-mill. They were in good condition and made a creditable appearance. The main

building was two stories high, had upon it a bell deck in which there was a bell. Mr. Page estimated his loss at seven thousand dollars, and he had no insurance.

He rebuilt the saw-mill and a small pail shop. Benjamin Read managed this mill most of the time till the death of Mr. Page. Levi M. Wellington made bailed boxes in the pail shop one or two years,
about 1851.
Josiah M. Read bought this property in 1859 and sold it to C. G. and R. R. Ramsdell, Oct. 13, 1871. During these years Benjamin Read manufactured pails here, excepting the year 1868, when Harvey Sargent had the management of the pail business. After the Ramsdells



bought the property, various kinds of wooden ware were made, until the mills were burned in Februar}-, 1883. They have not been re-

The site is owned by James M. Ramsdell. In August, 1831, Benjamin Page bought the land and water power of Geoi-ge Bucklin, where the pail shop of Wilder P. Clark stands. He

immediately built a large pail shop here and fully equipped it for manufacturing pail stock and pails. William and SamuelTtMiney, Davis Wilson, Chester Lyman. Henry S. Applin and Benjamin Road made for Mr. pails at this


at different times.

B. Clark bought the property in 1859 and manufactured pails he sold to John S. Sargent in March, 1865. Mr. Sargent soon after sold to Jesse W. Murphy, Silas B. Partridge and Daniel E. Woodward, and, Jan. 11, 186G, Partridge conveyed his interest in the


Mr. Murphy. Mr. Murphy and Mi'. Woodward continued the business till Mr. Woodward sold to Calvin Alexander in October, 1871, his third, and Mr. Murphy sold to Mr. Alexander at the same time one-sixth of
proi)erty to
his two-thirds.

Murphy and Alexander were


company from 1871


Nov. 20,

During was burned and the present one built. After Mr. Alexander became the owner of all the mill, his son-inlaw, Herbert W. Mason, was associated with him in business several The property was sold to Wilder P. Clark of Wiuchcndon, years.

1879, when INIurphy sold to Alexander.

this time the old

September, 1884.

that time to the present, Mr. Clark has been the owner, and the manufacturing l)usiness has been managed for him by Cliarles H.



About GOO cords of pine timber

are used annually and ten

men employed.
In 1849 Nelson Howe of Fitzwilliam and his brotherin-law, G. G. Willis, of this town, built a large, substantial mill where that of G. F. Lane now stands. They made pails and wash-tubs. In 1853,


sold to

Clarke were
terest to

Asa B. Clarke, another brother-in-law. Willis and company till Dec. 20, 1855, when Willis sold his inClarke. The latter, in 1857, conveyed the property to "^^'i His,


added also the making of buckets, about ten years did a very flourishing business, making the best of goods, for whicli there was a ready market. Oct. 5, 18G8, Nathan AVinch and George F. Bucklin l)ouglit the establishment and sold it to G. F. Lane, Oct. 20, 18G9. In the spring

built an additiou to the mill,

of 18G9 the mill was burned.
built the


Mr. Lane, soon after his purchase, remain building now standing, and has at different times built the storehouse, the addition to the main building, and the connecting


with his son, C.


as manager,

employ twenty-

men and

use annually' about 1,200 cords of pine, 200 of hemlock
built a store

and 100 of hard wood.

About 1831 Henry Cooper and Helon Holbrook
sohl goods in

of the bridge on the triangle between the three roads.

some six years. Subsequently it and from 1842 to 1849 Benjamin Read did business Benjamin Page, here most of the time. Mr. Read built the store east of the bridge in 1850 and occupied it

west Mr. Holbrook was occupied by

18G3, when Moses D. Ballon continued the business till the time of his death in November, 1865. Some parts of the years 1867-68 George Oliver was in business here. From 1873 to 1880 A. B. Read

kept his stock of goods at this place. Li 1883 Martin L. Lane bought the store and occupied it one or two years. From 1886 to 1888 George

W.Willis was the owner and occupant. Willis sold to A. B. Read. For a few years previous to 1873 a stock of goods was kept and sold by Murphy & AVoodward and Murphy & Alexander in one of
by A. B. Read was fitted up for him in 1881 Alexander and and has been occupied by him since that Mason, by
their dwelling-houses. Tlie store now occupied

lis for

G. F. Lane's dwelling-house near the mill was built by G. G. Wila store, and a stock of goods was kept in it by him a number
Since Mr. Lane has owned

of years. to 1878.

goods were sold from 1874


and the surrounding territorj^ were laid out in 1774 to Capt. Samuel Brown and Moses Boardmau Williams, it being a seventh division lot containing fifty acres.
Falls, so-called,

The Lower

The best record

that has been found to indicate




this site is the following vote of Swauzey, March 19, 1782. "Fof?f7, That the selectmen shall lay out a road from Richard-


son's mills to the great road that leads from Winchester to in such place as they shall judge most convenient."


It is not known who built these mills, but from the fact that they were called Richardson's mills, and from the following conveyances, it is inferred they were built by John Richardson, Daniel Franklin

and Abijali


The descendants

of Mr.


have no

knowledge that he had anything to do

in building the mills


probable that he disposed of his right in the pitch before built. were Capt, Samuel Brown, who made the pitch in conthey nection with Mr. Williams, was the father of Abijah Brown, and


lived in Paxton,

sold one-half of a saw-mill and grist-mill Jan. 24,

Abijah Brown

1795, to Nicholas Trask and Daniel Franklin of Winchester; and John Richardson of Northlield sold one-half of a saw-mill and gristmill to

Moses Cadwell, June 16, 1795. Mr. Cadwell sold his half Dec. 5, 1796, to Mr. Trask. Ephraim Taft of Winchester bought the mills of Mr. Trask Oct.
Mr. Wil18,

17, 1806, and sold them to David Wilson Dec. 22, 1815. son sold to Jonathan Roberts and Ezra Emerson Oct.


Robert Emerson, a brother of Ezra, was connected with him

ning the mills some six years. Levi Willard was the financial backer of Roberts and Emerson and
ultimately became the owner of the property which he sold to Clark Wilson May 20, 1826. wool- carding .mill was included with the


saw- and grist-mill in the sale to Wilson. Wilson sold to John Chamberlain and Joshua Graves, jr., March 16, 1830. Chamberlain bought Graves' interest in the mills Apr. 24, 1830. The mills at this time


consisted of a saw-mill, a grist-mill, a carding-mill and a shingle-mill. mills were burnt Oct. 10, 1846, and owned by Chamberlain at

the time.

In 1822, a Mr. Twitchell had a wheelwright shop south of the sawIn 1827, Clark Wilson sold to Levi Willard the right grist-mill. to take water from his flume for operating a fulling-mill. Tlie full-


ing-mill building was the same that had been the wheelwright shop. For a number of years Benjamin II. Carlton carried on cloth dressing in this mill. This was followed by the making of bobbins. The business was managed by Alva Keyes from 1836 to 1839. It was in this mill that Joseph Cummings, Mr. Eveleth and Franklin IIolman commenced to make pails. After some two years Ilolman obtained the interest of Cummings and Eveleth in the business which he continued until the mill was burned in October, 1846. Baxter ^lurdock built what was known as the belt saw-mill, the power for propelling which was obtained by running a belt to one of John Chamberlain became the owner of this mill a the other mills. few yeai's before it was burned in 1846. Mr. Ilolman manufactured
his pail stock in this mill.

Atwood Ware. Ira W. Read. 1856. of rebuilding was soon commenced and Chamberlain. During these ten years Holman manufactured pails and buckets. Soon after Bartlett ing pails business. was put into and Field bought the mill. and Marsh conveyed one-half the property to E. Harvey Cooper and Elmanufactured sash and doors in Chamberlain's old mill for a number of years before it was burned. when he sold to Henry Holbrook and George H. 10. immediately commenced to make shoe pegs in company with Abi- jah Woodward. all the mills in the village were burned. The others were burned Oct. F. Read a few days after. Holbrook sold to J. 1846. Hartwell. 10.SWANZEY INDUSTRIES. machinery for makit and Bartlett had the management of the pail The owners of the mill who succeeded Bartlett and Field were Henry Holbrook. John Chamberlain sold his mill in 1856 to Sylvamis Bartlett and Jerome C. 1878. In the mill now owned by Marsh. Alfred Spalding and Alanson Read. operated it Fields. Reed removed the business to Keene in 1881. emplojnng now about fifty hands and using yearly some 1400 cords of sapling pines. continuing in business only a few years. Bartlett made The work Holman and Oct. 1865. 239 He Sylvauus Bartlett built a mill about 1842 south of the other mills. just ten years from the time of the previous fire. Mason Reed in 1868. IMoses Thayer. composed of Samuel E. Jonas Temple. Coburn commenced to make boxes in 1863. Bartlett each built a mill. Stephen Faulkner. in brush-woods One year before the mill was burned company with Alanson Si Whitcomb. Marshall Rixford. and Bartlett made pails. including 1854. He had as associates in his business at different times Wetherbee Chamberlain. William P. Judson A. buckets and shoe pegs. Simeon Nelson and Alanson Read occupied a part of Chamberlain's new mill some years. . Charles Foster. Marsh and Read manufactured pails and lumber till March 4. The one now standing is that which Chamberlain built. Alvah Holman. having previously bought Jackson's interest in the same. They sold to James Marsh Dec. Russell and Stephen Fay. P. his principal business During the twenty-six years he had owned and had been manufacturing lumber and grinding grain. for making the same kind of firm liot A Hammond goods. 5. when Read sold his interest to his partner Since Marsh became the sole owner of the establishment he has annually made a large quantity of pails. Jackson.

8. F. Marsh built a place to Marsh and George W. and then John Chamberlain some six years previous to 1867. person known to have sold goods in Westport was Calvin Field in 1820. and from 1836 to 1842 by Mr. Bartlett. Willard. Bartlett HOTELS. STORES. Read. Field ficient to HISTORY OF SWANZEY. They were sold at his house Avhich stood where Willard Field now resides. It has a capacity' suf- ment to twenty-five work up 1000 cords of timber annually and give employmen. Henry Abbott Avho remained till 1867. built his steam-mill in 1881. jr. the next fifteen years. Bartlett fitted up a new store on the hill on the east side of the He was followed by road. Jotham W. . Previous to 1826 Otis Cross kept a public house Avhere Bartlett's The successors of Mr. lower store afterwards stood. . 1827 Reuben Porter. Peters established the tailoring business about 1823. and continued it many years. L. buckets and lumber. Bartlett. B. Field built a store where Sylvanus The first Bartlett now lives which was occupied several years previous to 1830 by Reuben Porter and Samuel Bclding. Bartlett bought this store in 1842 and carried on business there in 1844 and '45. sha Osgood in 1826 widow E. a part of the time wdth Mr. Murdock. Osgood. C. He was succeeded in the same business by H. It has been used for manufacturing pails. He died in 1827. widow and Ezekiel Mr. Calvin Greenleaf kept the house at one time.C. and after him Norris Wheeler. Peters kept a popular hotel many years. Brooks. new store which he has since occupied. and his his oldest son continued in trade one or two years. in the village in w^hich he did business several years. Whitcomb by Elijah and Seth B. from 1831 to 1834 by Caleb SaAvyer. Barnabas C. 1829 Wright and Horatio Black in 1830. 3d. From 1814 to 1847. and later Avith one of his sons. when he was succeeded by James Marsh and K. 1828 Paul S. It was in the lower He was followed part of the village on the south side of the road. . Wright. where he sold goods from 1857 to 1865. Mr. lower part of the village as early as 1826. Frink was a partner J. .240 Jerome C. was likcAAase engaged in tailoring. Elisha Osgood opened a store on the south side of the road in the . Mr. Field fitted up a store in the north part of the village in 1878. by Jonathan Whitcomb. and Mr. They in turn after a few years gave In 1879 Mr. on a carried business few Benjamin Drai)er years after Mr. Cross Avere Eli. Brooks.



and in 1846. onehalf the water privilege near Ezekiel Page's. SPRAGUEVILLE.500 yards per day. for building a saw-mill which was probably soon erected. Marshall leased water power. Mr. Soon after this removal. the works were nearly demolished. Jerome C. After success- them about eighteen months. employing some ninety hands. 241 BLACKSMITHS. Field has been engaged much of the time in this business . Jan. Abijah Whitcorab sold to Philemon Whitcorab. Alva from 1843 1851 1854 to 1861. made the dam safe and substantial. 1806. The saw-mill was run some years and then went to decay. in 1879. 11. by a break in the dam. fully operating After running Jan. Dr. when it was purchased of the Wilson family by Obadiah Sprague. Albert French and a blacksmith here . the mills were both burned mill was at once rebuilt 50 x 80 . built flumes and. Aaron Wilson. Considerable business has been done in quarrying stone on Franklin mountain during the last thirty years by different parties.SWANZEY INDUSTRIES. producing about 1. Sprague leased the woollen mill to Logan and Lindsey of Worcester. Locke in the loss and became the owner the premises anc^ of what was left after the disaster. tub and bucket sto^ik. James Wilson of Keene. obtained an act of incorpora- tion to facilitate the formation of a in manufacturing. Listead of making beavers as Sprague had done. backed by Gen. Mass. David R. erected two large mills. This effort company to engage extensively was not successful. mill where the old saw-mill stood. 1882. Orreu Fowler. who immediately repaired the dam. one for the manufacture of woollen goods and the other wooden ware. and for twelve years manufactured till 1877. Ephraim K. Aaron Lombard was others. Frost was involved with Mr. 16 It The wooden-ware about nine months. from 1822 to 1841. 10. About 1824 Jonathan Locke bought moved on to them his buildings and cloth dressing machines from Swanzey Factory. STONE QUARRYING. built a small About 1853. they manufactured satinets. successfully pail. After this the privilege remained unused two and three stories in height above the basements. except the old sawmill which stood on the south bank of the stream. Since to Charles from Kezer Keyes then there have been Luman Seaver.

saw-mill. Stone. E. business they liad the assistance. returned with considerat)le capital. during some of the last years tiiat the mill was in operation. erected a smaller saw- by the side of the old historic moat. S. success. It is . the Graves' place. extension tables. Keeneand set up there. (O. who were The enterprise did not prove to be a principal managers. Sylvander Stone and Giles Taft erected a large steam-mill where that of M. as early as liSOl. in which he is doing a good business. Marcus C.242 feet. Wrigiit). Stone and Taft sold their interest in the concern to the other partners. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. pail works and A A manufacturing chair stock were put in the building. H. and the large business which he followed for some years was discontinued. hire manufacturing boxes of all kinds. To prepare a portion of the building material. in company with Phinehas Stone. L. about On the same spot. Howes and Mrs. grist-mill. remained there a few years. Woodcock went to California soon after gold was discovered. he erected a large steam shop south of J. Virgil SWANZEY CENTRE. Mr. Charles L. About 1836. and using 700 cords of pine and 200 of hard wood annually. and stave-mill. Sprague erected three dwelling houses and a large boarding house. Stone's now stands. three stories and basement. Rand's present residence. of Paul F. on the South Branch. considerable amount had been contributed by people in the vicinity to encourage the undertaking. Mr. and. carried to South ten years from the time it was built. The for different branches of business were carried on by Woodcock and Stone except the making of pails which was done by Luther S. sold about 1864 to Osborne and Hale. A. Si)rague. employing about 25 men. in 1888. Howes and James L. Chamberlain. his shop being converted into the dwelling houses now owned by Mrs. Parker. Aldrich and David Parsons. It has since been occupied by the ChesBox Co. supposed that Elijah Graves commenced to dig the canal at He sold. nmchinery and for several years it was one of the busiest places in Swanzey. GUAVES' PLACE. In connection with the mills. C. His enterprise was not successful. The mill was financial its of Keene. etc.. Before much progress had been made in building. Woodcock was taking contracts to build meet- ing houses and other large stiuctures in this and neighboring towns. Messrs. Lane and The capital of the firm being insutflcient to run the J. taken down.

From this time to 1874 he manufactured clothes pins. down the stream. The Wilcox shop. made substantial improvements built the stone dam at the head of Mr. was connected with him. Edward Wilcox bought the shop in 1861. buckets. He made shingles and other kinds of wooden ware. Allen father for some years past in ness. 5. Fuller. more Tiiis mill was rebuilt a much and convenient mill. Bigelow and John A. and Andrew J. Lane became the owner of this mill. wlio married a sister of Ezekiel Graves. Read became the owner of this shingle-mill after Taft. bucket hoops. 243 comb Sept. management of the business. Abel W. Bigelow bought out Batchelder. and was burnt out in 1861. Before the close of the year. near the last of 1890. about a mile from East Svvanzey. Lane sold his interest to Bigelow and BatchelThese firms manuder. Ira Taft. Mr. Lane bought the saw-mill Dec. WILCOX SHOP. Graves ultimately became the owuer of tlie whole wliich he sold to his son Ezekiel. has been associated with bis the business. They employ some six hands and require about 300 cords of timber annually for their busi' LANE MILL. was built in 1859 by Elisha F. transfers of the Whitcomb part. 1842.SWANZEY INDUSTRIES. was built in 1858 by Elkanaii and Frederick A. Stilman A. l_y larger burned March 3. use 500 cords timber and A public house was kept by the Graves's in the house near the mill. and in 1860. and at a later date became the owner of the shingle-mill building. built an addition on the west end of the saw-mill for a shingle-mill. He commenced He immediateto make buckets in 1856. Batchelder. 1873. George F. the South Branch in Swanze}'. Since 1874 he has made packing boxes. one-half the land and waterpower to Philemon "WhitAfter several for a saw-mill whicli was doubtless soon built. the next factured chair stock. During the time he owned the mill. June 10. The Fuller brothers manufacture employ ten men. Lane then built the substantial mill now standing. recently put in a saw-mill and manufactures lumber to C. 1878. 10. Wilcox. chair stock and pail stock. Mr. He some extent. manufacturing buckets and had the principal . the canal and enlarged the canal by raising the embankment. 1802. and the stone flume at the mill. He P^lisha F. third mill The down . His son. Lane sold the mill to George E. Lane. bucket hoops and chair stock. his son Hubert E.

They continued in this business till 1870. Taft and his son Farris. Ramsdell built a mill in 185G. mill about 1866 for manufacturing wooden ware stock. H. portion of this time. Josiali Wilson built a shop about 1840. On the Bridge Brook. Herbert Smith formed a copartnership for manufactiiring horse blankets. about 1780. They followed the business here about fifteen years. and R. company of which Luther 8. IMr. . A. Farris Taft died in 1854. G. made potash and probably sold goods. below the road. The company transferred this business to Cleveland. Some years before the Revolutionary War. a little west of the line that now divides Swanzey and Troy. since which nothing lias been done in it. and used it a number of years for doing various mechanical work. a Wynian Richardson. Samuel S. R. Just above the East Swanzey and Richmond road. Timothy Bishop was located upon the old Swanzey and Boston road. Ohio. A Lane and Eph- raim Kendall were partners. A large hewed stick of timber across the bed of the brook marks the place where the foun- dry stood. The .244 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. after which the mill was bought by Jeremiah Hale. about a mile above the East Swanzey and Richmojid road. made wool mattresses at this place a number of years after the fire machinery for preparing the material used in a that being building escaped the fire. which were used till 18G4. The mill has gone to decay. in which was placed a grist-mill and machinery for making pail stock and pails. for Lane used manufacturing wooden ware. when the mill was burned. Ballon. OTHER MILLS IN SWANZEY. the Lanes with D. built a mill on the East Rich- mond Brook near the house of Frank E. Blanding and A Hill were partners in the business. Mr. Mr. Dickinson and J. At this date. Farris built a in 1878. Lane. mill mill At the foot of erected and sickles mamifactured hy Swanzey pond. They owned it in 1843. it only a few years. a dam was ])uilt. Wilson built his shop. Above where Mr. for making window sash. INDUSTRIES UPON BRIDGE BROOK. Messrs. he had a foundry in which were cast necessary household utensils. It was a •ncll constructed two-story huilcling. Here he had a farm. Nathan Whitcomb at one time and Jesse Thompson at another were subsequent owners of this property. C. and it subsequently went to decay. Lane. Zadock L. E. and F. Farris died and tiie mill was subsequently' bought by Elkanah Lane.


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near No. mill for a can be used only a small part of the year on account of the insufficiency of water. another saw-mill was built by John Hills and managed b}' him some ten 3'ears. 245 was afterwards purchased by Stephen and John Potter and used as a cloth dressing or fulling mill. and was managed and operated by the Perry family until it was burned a few years since. In 1865. in 1853. Lombard. He rebuilt the mill and built the stone dam. in the extreme south part of the town was built by John Perry about the year 1806. with territory adjacent bj' D. F. so called. It was operated very successfully till 1875. on Pond Brook. that part now belonging to Troy. F. was used only the ruins of the old dam now only mark the place where about 1828 by Nathaniel Thompson. Stone has operated the number of years past. It "New Rum" Brook about was owned in after years by Nathaniel and Asa Dickinson. Hewes' house in 1800. H. Ichabod Woodward had. Elbridge Goodell being associated with them a part of the time while they owned it. Ballon became the owner.SWANZEY INDUSTRIES. which soon after came till about 1825. The Perry saw-mill. A few rods below this mill. In 1862 Edmund Stone It built the saw and stave-mill that stands near his house. From 1832 till 1865. when it was purchased by B. Roswell Whit- comb built a saw.and a stave-mill propelled by an overshot wheel. After this. On the same stream. Wyman Richardson had a mill on Pond Brook above the bridge near Lorenzo N. Daniel H. Lyman M. On Hyponeco brook mill near where William Ballou now It lives. a mill in the southeast part of the town. Erastus Dickinson built a saw-mill on 1826. and soon after went to decay. when It was operated by into the possession of Ebenezer Hill. who retained possession about two years. when it was sold to Simeon Holbrook and taken down a few years after. about a half mile below the Perry mill.Holbrook sold to Varus Stearns. It was subsequently purchased. when John F. a saw- was built . and operated by him (and his son F". Holbrook was the successful proprietor. Holbrook. 2d. it passed into the hands of Ricliard Crossett him and George Darling. the Potters and Manning Hunt built a saw-mill on the same location. . in 1808. and annually cut out large quantities of boards and lumber. 8 schoolhouse. about the year 1816. it a few years stood. when he took it down and rebuilt it on the west stream flowing from Richmond. about 1812. Lombard a part of the time) till 1890.

11 Sentinel. Caleb Sawyer was in trade in tliis Benjamin Page and Bela Chase bought the land where Buttrick's now stands in jNIarcli. But little is known where goods were sold in Swaiizey or who sold them previous to 1800. stood on California brook just south of the liouse of Joiin Fitzgerald. . Bela Chase and Benjamin Page succeeded Slearns. Nathan Watkins. Near the close of the last century a mill. Goodhue was taxed for $1500 in trade. who died in 1810. Freeman now resides. traded where A. Jonas Blodgett traded at this place some tiiree years after Emerson. 1829 Charles C. English and West India goods. Some of these men may have been in trade there before Goodhue bought. West India rum at pence per gal. Francis Goodhue. Clark Gray. ers. He was taxed for it from 1826 to 1859.240 Daniel HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Wyat Gunn and Israel H. From 1814 to 1822 Abraham Stearns.. and commenced trading there. ETC. the i)lace where Mrs. Mr. inferred that he mi<>lit have sold other iroods at this Jonathan Whiteomb was a merchant about Revolution- ary times. 2d. Watson now resides. for good ashes. H. from which earl}'^ it is period. Veny had a saw-mill on Rixford brook. Vt. 6d. probably owned and operated by Abel Wilson. and William Grimes furnished the rum for the raising. Page. . Page and Joel Whiteomb in 1. three years. Whiteomb. 1843 . Morse. They traded some place in 1829. i)er pound. and on it erected a store. HOTELS. About 1830 David and Luke Bennett erected a saw-mill ou a small brook about half a mile west of their buildings. 1840 . Hunt BrothPratt. The following persons have since been in trade here: B. . . 1832 Henry R. Goodhue advertised in the N. NOT BEFORE NAMED. haviug as i)artner a portion of the time Joseph Emerson. bought in 1799. 5s. Barrett traded some seven years. Samuel Belding. and which was removed in 1840 and sold to Benj. In 1804 he sold to Benjamin Barrett of Brattleborough. The old meeting house was built between 1753 and 1755. STOKES. 1831 hotel . 7 pounds for 6s. B. The liighwa^^ then ran east of where the barn now stands. 1848 James . near his house. 2nd. In 1803 Mr.. sugar. of William Wright. Would pay Is.S27 Reuben Porter and Silas Hills. and other articles in proportion. Calvin Farrar was in company with Goodhue for some time. H. 3d. 1825. Gunn. Bohea tea at 3 s.

Henry Morse. ness. 1859 Amos Richardson. 1863 . Between 1830 and 1840. Whitney and W. and previous to 1825.. and Dan Guild in the old red house on the CarThese houses were all kept at an early period ter Whitcomb place. were keeping tavern at Mrs. H. since which time Mrs. there was a public house where Mrs. From 1800 to 1812. 247 . and thence to the West Indies. L. He traded here till his death in Elijah Sawyer. a large amount of the red oak timber in Swanzey was worked into shook. William Hewes owned Asa Healey's several years and kept there a public house. time at William C. John L. M. Otis and Alva Whitcomb traded at this place. H. 2d. Henry The store now owned by Mrs. J. In 1825 and 1826. Jonathan Babbitt had a brick yard on the east side of the road near Frank E. Aldrich H. Buttrick's hotel has been opened to the public most of the time Those that have been in possession of it have been Amos since 1861. . Ballou's residence. and Col. H. Aldrich at one time. Watson resides. It was split into staves. kept a hotel A public house was kept for a long where Levi Crouch now lives. Baxter. Holbrook's) was made a few rods west of Willardl. . Stone's of the town's history. and sent mostly to New Haven. George Howe. and Oliver C. Howes. next by Benjamin Barrett. N . AVhitcomb. for many years previous to 1825. Conn. Matthews and other former owners of the Timothy Fitzgerald place.SWANZEY INDUSTRIES. Buttrick. sold goods here. liouse at the place now owned by Sylvander Stone Elijah Belding at the Zina Taft place. Brick-making to a considerable extent was carried on at different times for a long period by Solomon IMatthews. shaved. H. C. Ballou's. The brick for the house of Aaron Holbrook and brothers (C.ah Arnold and David Holbrook. place. Between the years 1830 and 1860. the occupants from 1793 being Jacob Bump. there was much business for hotels Jonathan Hammond kept a public in the central part of Swanzey. Belding's place. Chamberlain was bought by her husband John Chamberlain in 1867. P. and afterwards by Jonas Blodgett. occupied a part of it for a store. bent. Robb. Phineas Stone at another. When the travel to the lower towns from Keene and places north passed over the "Boston" road. C. 1870. Darwin D. 1870. It was first kept by Francis Goodhue. Elisha Osgood built the house now owned by Lyman N. Richardson. and Edward Ferry at another. and her sons have continued the busiElijah Bullard at one time. packed into bunches large enough to make a hogshead.

who split it into strands. A few years C. Heniy Abbott was the last person doing business at the Blake tannery. Henry Hill is the present owner of the site. . bleached. There were two tanneries in early times in the southeast part of the town. died in 1843. before his death the business of the establishment had passed into his hands. groceries but also materials At first the counfor clotiiing and many other articles for family use. hat peddlers to a large extent monopolized the chinery. the pressing and preparing the leaf being done in factories by maStill later. and reit to the merchants in exchange for their goods. menced and continued nearly doing a small business at tanning:. the leaf was prepared ready for braiding before being distributed to the braiders. and the hats were sold before being pressed turned . completed the hat. in town By this occupation the women and children in a family procured not only theii. many try merchants furnished the rough leaf to the braiders. The making of palmleaf hats was an important industry from 1830 to 1870. where Mr. Benjamin Parsons had one on the place now owned by Anthony S. located several rods west of where his buildings stand. and custom hides sold leather. William C. Belding carried on the business some three years. sold the leaf to their customers and bought the hats. pressed. Following him. the youngest son of Levi Blake. Later. Aquilla Ramsdell had the other on the place now occupied by the llamsdell family. paying ia goods or cash. It was east of the buildings down near the meadow. For a long time Levi Blake's tannery was one of the most imporPrevious to 1800 Fisher Draper had been tant industries in town.248 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Blake at this date comHe carried on tanning and forty years. trade. braided. Whitconib. did work. Benjamin bought currying. Blake.

1786. while frolicking when returning from town meeting 10. Jan. died from a scald March 9. and 17 in digging a (249) . 1816. 14. the stream on a log. was returning from a visit to friends in Keene. he had a child drowned. Pliiueas Battles. fell in and was drowned. was scalded to death Dec. Hills THEWhile Samuel folloxving instances have been reported to tlie compiler: 31. Daniel Gunn. Fatai- Ckmeteiues— EevOLUTIOXARY PENSIOKKRS IN 18J:0— EPIDEMIC IN WkSTPOKT — PROFESSIONAL Men— Mail Caurying and Postmasteus Town Debt Town PauMarking Sheep A Rolling Stonk —Rain and Snow Storms — TKRS Temperance Boating on the Cold Year — Grasshopper Year AsHUELOT River Justices of the Peace Supervisors of the Grkat Snow Storm —Secret Societies checklist Bear and Wolf accidents — Murders — Small-pox — Swanzey — — — — — — — — — — Stories. 1772. 1788.to Vermont. a lad living witli Samuel Lane. 22. X. Silas Cresson. 1814. nearly two years old. A child of Nathan Whitcomb. died from the effects of swallowing a bean.CHAPTER Ifiscellaneoiis. 1759. William Wright fell from a scaffold in the barn Jan. Abel Wilson had a child scalded to death in 1791. 1774. was drowned Nov. 1815. undertaking to cross. Brown Taft was drowned at Westport Jul}' 21. March "Caleb Sawj'er. a son of Thomas Cresson. under a tree which he had felled while alone. Before there was a bridge at East Swanzev. 2d. 17. Benjamin Parsons fell down cellar and was killed. 0. 1811. 18. Nathan Goddard was found dead in the woods Dec. 30. FATAL accidents. 2nd. coming down the Ashuelot river in a boat. 1812. Feb. Amariah Peck removed from Swanze}. in the spring when the water was higli. Enoch Kimball was drowned Jan. fell from a sled and was killed. and was instantly killed. JMoses Belding.

killed at East six years old by a rail falling off the fence upon him. E. 1835. a daughter of Henry Sawyer. Aaron Thayer. 11. David Read went alone to Franklin mountain for a load of logs and was found dead under a log. Swanzey when about Calvin Bryant had a son Calvin born July 4. 1821. 6. N. a son of his thigh. 1831. Jan. 1826. 18. 30. 2d. in a cabin while lendins: a coal at the Nov. Joseph Bridge was killed by the kick of a horse about 1830. barely escaped with his life. who was with him time. Y. West Swanzey when was standing. Cynthia B. in a . Charles Moore was l)urned to death pit. 1843. while driving a two-horse team in the night. a cart. Frost's twin daughter was burned to death in 1830. K. about four years of age. the right A son of the above named Richardson was killed by having his head crushed between a cart wheel and the side of the barn. Willard Watkins was drowned in Swanzey pond. August 10. Thompson. Two young men emplo3'ed in a mill at East Swanzey were drowned while bathing about 1835. was drowned at W. it became insupportable of life during his absence. fell Emery. by accidentall}' sticking a jack knife into Julius Francis. was driving his oxen drawing ox lifted him with one of its horns which entered the rectum. While Amos Richardson (the giant). was drowned when nearly two years old. son of Abijah Whitcomb. 1829. while chopping a log on which he backward on to a sprout stub which entered his bod}' and caused his death. 1827. 1833. falling out of a boat.. got under one of the wagon wheels and was found dead July 2G. Ziba in 1815. and went into it he died there also a son of his who descended . Sawyer. the air in HISTORY OF SWANZEY. was thrown from his horse Dec. Mowry A. 31.250 well. 8. Artcmas Richardson was wounded and bled to death at Swanzey watering Factory village. July 5. 1845. was scalded to death when a little over a year old. causing inflammation and death Nov. Robert Ware was drowned at Albany. when first lie into tiie well died from the same cause. while riding horseback. July 15. rough Oct. Seth Holbrook. Feb. 1845. when the father was backing the oxen and cart from the barn. Read. born a young lad. Dr. 1846. Moses Howard. and received an injury from which he died a few hours after.

1869. 1861. Charles M. 1849. Joshua Sawyer was killed by the kick of a horse. a daughter of Solon W. William W. Virgil Verwell. Oct. was drowned igan. was killed 1862. by some to 'have been murdered) was found dead in the river at Westport.. in Tennessee in in George L. Benjamin Cross was killed in Peterborough l)y an engine explosion. Aaron Wlieeler. a resident of West Swanzey several years. 1. July 15. while engaged upon work about the dam. Wilder. Jan. dying August 14. Asa Jackson was found dead in the road east of Westport. a blind man. a son of Orrin Black. by falling (rom a staging on v/hich he was at work. Hills was killed by falling from a railroad car Feb. was scalded to death. 3d. 1865. Pomeroy was killed in a mill at Townshend. 1860. was killed while living in Boston. Mass. son of Silas Whitconib. George H. 1. nearly two j'ears old. 1850. Elijah Starkey was killed June 24. Snow. Vt. David A. Feb. 1854. 23. close to the roots when sawed off the stump fell forward upon Mr. 21. when descending from a barn scaffold. a railroad engineer.MISCELLANEOUS. Dec. a son of Hale Mason. Westport about 1861. Jotham Ballon died of a kick from a horse. Mason. Black. 1868. fell upon a cart stake and died from the injury received. George W. Dec. A was Mary Isabel. Mrs.. Britton. was drowned in the Ashuelot river near . Palmer and another man sawed off a tree. 1847. The oxen ran away wiien he was attempting to detach theui from the cart. at a point now intersected by the Asluielot raih'oad. Palmer and killed him. Mass. daughter of Schuyler Seaver. Israel Applin was killed Nov. 251 John Park Henry was run over by an ox cart and fatall3' injured. went dam at Holyoke. by falling off the end of a building upon which he was at work laying shingles. 1848. 1850. 20. David Woodward was struck and killed by. a railroad train in 1856. 30. by a tree falling in the upon him woods while peeling bark. over the . and was drowned. Lorin A. Lake Michold. About the same time another man (supposed. Nugent. that had blown down. was drowned in a tub of water when about a year and a half old. nearly nine months smothered in bed Dec. Lewis Gunn was drowned in the Ashuelot river June 26. 27. 15. 1862.

7.. L. 23. 18. Carpenter. 1850. But. while killed April 26. 10.. in returning to his home from Keene. Prentice. was G. Rev. 1883. 1890. . Leighton fell from the dam into the water at East Swanzey and was drowned. was burned to death in Illinois by her clotiies taking fire. 11. severely by John Naylon. his horse becoming unmanageable. Elbridge G. was struck by the train and instantly in the Lock M. as he was walking from Keene to Swanzey on the Sarah L. from a fractured skull caused by a liml) of a tree falling upon another tree which he had cut. was drowned at West Swanzey. Avhen crossing a track in a carriage. Lurana. Frank A. was thrown from his sleigh as he was turning into his yard and injured so severely that he died soon after. David Parsons fell upon the railroad track at West Swanzey and received an injury frojn which he died July 13. 1. 1879. Fred. 1881. killed. when walking upon a railroad track. Olive Prime. Feb. a son of Oscar R. Eber Carpenter died from a kick by a horse after he became a citizen of Northfiold. was scalded to death by the overturning of a coffee pot. was burned so she died. Feb. Ballon died Feb. 1887. May 1. Iredale. 1881. Farr. he was pardoned by the Governor and released. was burned to death by her C'lotlies taking fire. Rixford. Aug. Aslmelot railroad. Bernard. nearly seven months old. 1888. his deportment in prison having been good. For thisolfence Trask was convicted and sentenced to State's Prison for life. 1877. Jehiel White was found dead in the woods. after her marriage. five years of age. E. was killed by a passing train. employ of a railroad companj'.S8. daughter of John Rice. and died Feb. Feb. after her marriage and residence in Massachusetts. after he became a resident of Winchendon. after several years of confinement. 3.252 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Joshua Bradle}' Sawyer. under a tree which he had felled. a lad nearly fifteen years old. him that had been wrenched from Willard Trask inflicted in the right side of Joseph Austin a wound from which he died March 26. I. Mass. was killed by a railroad train. Mass. that her clothes taking fire. daughter of Elkanah Lane. Lot Aldrich was drowned at AVestport.

HarFeb.the town. 1761. was murdered about the first day of August. a single man. The thin slabs of slate of various sizes . pass by each other. SJIAI. of the in the arrangement graves though they are somegeneral plan . Mrs. 16. . Applin and the man who assisted him The burial v/as on the hill east of the road. In the winter of 1845 and '46 Mr.^ Appearances indicate that the northwest part of the present cemetery was first used for burying pur- The Mount poses. Triphena Fair- banks. work. are uniformly towards the west. Amos Foster. a 1757. 5. Jan. His illness proved to have been varioloid of a mild type. 24. Amos Foster. Isaac Clark died of tiiis disease. soldier. March 2. west of the road. Pliilo Applin went from home to He became unwell and returned. There are no stones or other monuments in ranges. He was shot. in caring for his family. 31. The records make no mention of any further There was evidently no lay out or any fencing of the old cemetery.L-POX. Mr. as in most other ancient cemeteries. Newell In taking care place. No knowledge could be obtained from him who the murderer was." and chose a committee to see to the cutting down the trees. The heads of the graves. IS. He lived about a day after he was found. unconscious. Aug. No clew to the murderei has yet been obtained. Jonathan Webster. in a house near the spring. and Oct. these frequently overlap or what to mark the earliest graves. Mr. of his family he had the assistance of his daughter and a man who had previously' had the disease. did not have the disease. 253 Joseph Perry. though remaining in the family through the sickness. 25. I. As stated in Chapter III the proprietors set apart a piece of land for a "burying place. who lived alone in a house in the south part of.MISCELLANEOUS. Three of the children died and were carried out and buried by Mr. etc. Ap[)lin lived on the Leonaid A. Widow Timothy Brown. His family consisted of a wife and nine children. fift3^-six years old. Ccesar cemetery at Swanzey Centre doubtless dates back to the first settlement of the town. 1876. who. died with the small-pox Aug. but was alive when first found by a neighbor. all of whom had the small-pox except the oldest daughter. SWANZEY CEMETEKIES. 1776. rington Jan.

Lombard. Oliver Capron and Isaac Stratton were chosen a committee to purchase land for a new one. In 1858 it became necessary to enlarge this burying ground. and refund the money to those that had then purchased. was $352. They appraised the lots at prices ranging from less than one dollar to three dollars and thirty-three cents. chosen to lay out this addition into lots. Alfred Seaver doing the In 1890 it was deemed necessary to again enfor $118. ing In 1860 a receiving tomb was built by Alfred Seaver costing $125. The family tomb of Jonathan Hammond is evidently quite ancient. many with quaint inscriptions. 6. are the most ancient. Molbrook of district No. ite In 1890-*91 Henry D.254 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. The old burying ground at West Swanzey was probably used as such about 1798. Oliver Capron of No. INIany of the inscriptions are hardly legible. unless erected probably about 1820. it became nearly filled with graves. The lots were sold at the appraised prices till 1865. etc. 13. was with avenues. Holbrook of No. In 1859 a receiving tomb was built. when Like at the annual meeting the town voted to sell the fencing of it. Henry Eames ofNo. 1796. it be the rough granite stones with no names attached. 8. and in 1858 Henry Eames. 11. were chosen a committee to assist in laying The expense for land and fencout and fitting up the new cemetery. The neat little burying ground at Westport is owned and cared for individuals. F. The oldest head stone grave of Jonathan Holbrook who died May 6. at the . The following year Virgil A. built some twenty years later. that of the Dickinson family is more modern. about work three-fourths of a mile south from the old ground. Luther S. that at the Centre. and Daniel H. A committee consisting of Carter Whitcomb. or the purchase land for a new one. The oldest date back to about No marble was used till the beginning of the present century. 12. Henry Holbrook of No.. is by and not by the town. Edwin Snow of No. and about three acres adjoining on the south side were purchased of Carter Whitcomb and enclosed liy a stone wall. Thompson gratuitously built the faced granwall around the old cemetery. and adornments. Lane and B. when the town voted to make them free. WEST SWANZEY BURYING GROUND. Several acres cemetery large were bought for this purpose from the Sylvander Stone farm. 1760. No records pertaining to it appear till 1835. corre- sponding to the modern style. 7.


For many years previous to the advent of railroads thi-ough the . Asahel H. Lloyd D. died 1852.74. Underwood. dred miles. Myron AV. Downing. Caleb Sawyer. Barton. cians in Swanzey. Jackson. John F. 10. In addition to the foregoing Avho have been the practising physiwho were born or bred in this Abner town and have practised their profession elsewhere: Simeon Brown. Cong. Asa Withingtou. As in other localities it was doubtless done on horseback. removed from town 1828. Ilolbrook. George W. are the following . Bolles. Adams. Daniel K. AVest Swanzey. Stanley. Gay. Lane. Robert Crossett. Many cari'ied . The town has rarely deemed it necessary to maintain a lawyer within her borders. AVest Swanzey. Clarence W. 1835-1845. Benjamin Kimball. and Charles H. 1853-1863. are the Of Swanzey men who became clergymen or were licensed to preach names of Sel)astian Streeter. Eclectic. Cutler. F. Sylvander Stone place. David Thompson. Comings. 1857 Geo. Don Carlos Taft. B. sBennett. Healey.256 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. in Willard Adams. N. Hiram O. L. Truman A. West Swanzey. Jonathan Bailey. Joseph Streeter. West Swanzc}'. died Keene. MAIL CARRYING AND POST-MASTERS. Eclectic. Henry AVoodcock. at infrequent and probably irregular periods. D. Luther Chapman. since 18G5. 1845-1871. Parsonage. Mellen R. Parsonage. Samuel D. H. M. Milo P^aton. King. Hiram Bennett. in colonial and ten cents for AVe have no authentic record of mail carrying to or from Swanzey and early days. Cong. Bailey. 1845 the rates were changed to five cents on a half ounce letter for a distance not exceeding three hundred miles. but it has raised up and sent to other localities more needy the following: Joseph Larnerd. died in Boston. Tristan Aldrich. of our older inhabitants gle letter remember when the postage on a sin18f and 25 cents. Daniel Linscy. In These were the rates from 1816 to 1845. 1844. I. Jennisou. 12^. according to the distance 25 cents being the rate when the distance was over four hunwas 6. In the early days of the to the established rates the postage on a country's history according one-half ounce letter from Boston to San Francisco would be $2. Farnum F. Russell Streeter. Samuel Lane. any greater distance. Eaton.

The records fail to tell us when the first post-office was formed at It was the only postthe Centre or who was the first post-master. 1868 George W. and in sums varying from $50 to $10. The following are the post-masters with ter the dates of appointment Clark Brown. 23. mostly citizens of Swanzey. years carried by the Keene and Richmond stage.MISCELLANEOUS. . Benjamin Page. 1854. May 28. Sept. and that at was established post-office at West Swanzey East Swanzey in 1873. then quite numerous. B. Fox. 1. 1819 . J. . Nov. leaving the net indebtedthe Savings Of $63. The in 1846. March 29. Willard Adams. This debt was gradually extinguished year by year.403. The amount then due corporations and individuals The debt was $63. .000. Willis. 1846 Joseph Hammond. of the town. at when that office in town till 1831 Westport was formed. 1882 Frank S. Enoch Howes. .86. . Brooks. 1866 1889. and in 1885 a balance in favor of the town was reported in the treasury. : 1815. 1884. 1886 Albert B. Sylvanus Bartlett. 1870 Walter Marsh.921. Cevtre. . 1816 Abraham Stearns. .86 was due to seventy-one individcers uals. 257 town the mail was carried by stages. $11. East Swanzey. 1863 Salmon H. Afpassing through Westport. Read. in . min L. 11. West Swanzey. . 1858 Stephen Faulkner. 17. reached its highest figures according to the reports of the selectmen in 1866.000 was due . 1830. Mass. . 1881. 1872. with Keene to Keene. Read. . 1873 George W. Friuk. 1859 Henry Holbrook. . 1831 Sylvanus Bartlett.518. Asa Healey. Albert B. 1886. Abel Wilder. . Jan. Draper. 1840 BenjaWestport. 1821 Amos Bailey. West Swanzey and Swanzey Centre..73 .921. April 6. Elijah Sawyer. Ashuelot railroad was built the mail for the Centre for many More recently it has been was delivered at Sawyer's Crossing. 1861 1861 . . F. Read. . principally caused by the war of the Rebellion. 1862 Edwin F. . Keene $120 the Congregational Society $800 the town offiand the remaining $52. Read. 1888. Nov. assets of $8. Jotham W. C.13. . . Banks .001. April 27. One of these lines extended from Worcester through Richmond and Swanzey Later a stage connected Greenfield. Peters. Faulkner.86 with ness $55. THE WAK DEBT OF THE TOWN. Addie Faulkner. 1861. Edwin Obadiah Sprague.

S22. and pay physicians if necsar}'. in health and in sickness." . the maintenance of Adolphus Loveland was set up 3'ear with all at })ub- vendue." of lengthwise right A : — A "Jonathan Hammond's mark. to be supported the term of one life. or in that proportion for a shorter time. the maintenance of a person by the week or year. as autiiorized by law was quite common in the early years of the town's history. more and following him. to care for the unfortunate poor by tlie public in the most huand at the same time in the most economical manner. and having a description of the mark or brand recorded by the town clerk.. The practice of marking or bi'anding sheep." "Elijah Belding's mark. and struck off to John Perry. but used as such only a year or two when it was sold. etc. lar contract." At the annual town meeting in 1835 it was voted that the select" men contract with some person for the support of the poor for one or years. Richardson's mark. J. How mane. — MARKING SHP:F. doctoring. and "March The maintenance of Abigail Genney was set up at public auction to be supported the term of one3'ear with all the necessaries of life. TOWN PAUPERS. the same. and a slit the ear. has ever "In lic 1. Moses Howard had the contract for many j'ears for caring for all paupers in town. necessaries . A round hole about half an inch in ""Wyman diameter in A the middle of the left ear. would hardly be tolerated now. crop off the tips of both ears. as was done sixt}'^ or eight}' years ago. After this." 13. In 1837. few specimens are as follows "Calvin Frink'« mark. John Starke}' had a simi- In later years the number of town paupers has been relatively smaller than formerly. and he to receive S21. been a problem of difficult solution. the farm now occupied by L. and struck off to Joseph Long receive $54. or in that proportion for a shorter time. 1821. of he is to clothing. The practice of selling at public auction to the lowest bidder. not exceeding five years.P. Crouch was purchased for a "poor" farm." A crop off the left ear and a slit in swallow tail in both ears.258 HISTOKY OF SWANZEY. the county assuming the support of those not having a residence in any town.

The summer of the year 1816 has passed into history as the "cold At season. It has been said that snow fell to the depth of two feet. and approach of evening the fences were covered by the devastating upon. 1888. rolled from the top of the hill over securely split off for road repairing.e boulder that lies spring at E. The storm which produced the last freshet was very extensive. 259 A ROLLING STONE. farmers cut down trees for their cattle to browse A Grasshoppers were propagated in great numbers. In such an emergency some supplies were obtained from Connecticut river towns. COLD YEAR. August. Swanzey was taken away on both occasions. The annual muster of the regiment to which Swanzey belonged was appointed to be held that day at Winchester. . There were great freshets on the South Branch in August. were impassable for several days. below the road a few rods west of the two roads Swanzey." The corn crop in this town was entirely destroyed. A remarkable storm occurred Oct. about 1870. embedded had been undermined by the earth being removed Tlie stone that lies on the west side of it was it when struck the lower road. 1826. severe drought prevailed in 1826 through the summer till late in scant. 9. RAIN AND SNOW STORMS. GRASSHOPPER YEAR. Tlie bridge over the stream at E. 1869. It seemed time that they would destroy a large part of the crop that esat the caped the drought. for a hordes. that time corn constituted a large part of the food of the people. one afternoon just after the school children had passed beneath it on their way home from school. The rock supposed to be The laro.MISCELLANEOUS. prevented to get there. The hay crop was very light and feed in pastures very In some instances. The storm prevented many of the soldiers from reaching the place. 1804. and the principal article for fattening their beef and pork. and no duty was performed by those that were enabled The great snow storm of March 12. At mid-day the air was full of them. and October. The roads the annual town meeting from being held on the 13th.

To whom it may hereby license Jonathan Whitcomb. "We the subscribers do license Bela Chase and Benjamin Page to retail and mix liquors in the store lately occupied by Abraham Stearns.for the term of . "May 29. . The selling of liquor at retail constituted a large part of the busi- ness of the hotel keeper and the country merchant. subject of temperance lias probably received verj' much the same consideration and attention in this as in other towns of New The Hampsliire. mix AbelWilson. jr. on the farm and in the shop.. The following are samples of the licenses that were given from time to time. Selectmen ) Abel Wdson. and the character of the men that obtained them. 1821. ) Swanzey. It was used by all classes of people both on festive and mournful occasions.ot concede to any one the right to sell without a license. at the raising of buildings.260 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. the subscribers. 1821. It appears. jr. 1824.. liquors in the store lately. J Swanzey. The been similar to those elsewhere. and their practice was In accordance with their belief. to exercise the in Swanze}. one year. however.occupied by Cyrus Brooks for six months. "May in 28. It was believed that a person could withstand severe cold or great heat better after having drank a limited quantity of liquor. habits and social customs of the peo[)le here have From the first settlement of the town to 1830 most people believed that no harm resulted from the moderate use of spirituous liquors. > * Swanzey. Farnum Fish. at military parades. ^ > Selectmen of Thomas Wheelock. retailing of spirituous liquors at his store concern. to retail and Swanzey. in Swanzey lor the term of one year from this date.. Daniel Wetherbee. we. and keep those out of it who would not manage it with discretion. TEMPERANCE. -v Selectmen of Wyman Farnum Richardson. jr. "May 26.. The object of the license was to keep the business in respectable hands. do business of jr. We the subscribers do license Abraham Stearns. that public opinion did i^. Fish. Siuibael Seaver.

. Many of the most their the cause No doctors support. do hereby license said Stratlon and 1827. drink to excess. and also to sell by retail said store for the same term of time. James Batcheller of Marlboro." The locks at Westport were prise was abandoned. and in favor of su[)pressing the sale of it. by his influence and lectures. but allowing the use of wine and cider. tiausfer them by teams About past the rapids in Hinsdale and Winchester. "Oct. the snbscribers. In the early days of the temperance for consistent temperance work.MISCELLANEOUS. Elijah Belding. we. 5. gave hearty very early popular man in this vicinity did more for it tlian Dr. and obtaining pledges not to use it. but the habitual drunkard was execrated then as he People did not believe in drunkenness at the time is tliose who first commenced to bring about a temperance reformation was maiidy directed against the use of distilled liquor. work of necessity of including all intoxicating liquor in temperance pledges. But the temperance reformer soon found out tlie Tlie now. the vote has been against licensing the sale of liquor when that has been the issue. it received a stronger and more powerful support from the clergy than from any other class of people. Tliey were ratlier tolerant of one wlio niigiiton some particular occasion when the temptation was great. and then boat them to Keene. Locks were built at the falls in AVestport and West Swanzey. Wiienever the voters of Swanzey have acted upon the liquor question. to mix and sell spirits by small quantities in their store. Wiiiteonib. movement. the year 1800 a company was formed for the purpose of boatAshuelot river. the design being to take heavy articles on the ing brought up the Connecticut river in boats. and Jonathan Whitcomb. all kinds of spirits at Selectmen ) of Amos Bailey.. seJohn Stratton lectmen of the town of Swanzey. in defiance of law and the BOATING ON THE ASHUELOT RIVER. for tlie term of one year from this date. 261 In consideration of twenty dollars paid by Messrs. but there has generally been liquor sold in the town public sentiment of the people. jr. near the Baptist meeting honse. in said Swanzey. when most of them drank intoxicating liquor. ) 1 Swanzey. and one loaded boat only was propelled up the river and the enter"It did'nt pay.

pub. Park E. Cutler. Edmund Stone. Rufus Bowen. Fred H. Arthur A. Arthur A -AA^oodward. . AVare. AVillis. Obadiah Sprague Isaac Stratton. l^axter.) Alonzo A. The following persons have held commissions peace in as justices of the Swanzey. Benjamin Read. Wetherbee. manufacturing interests of the pUice and served as flumes for properly conveying the water. Bailey. Eli jail Belding. SUPERVISORS OF THE ClIKCK LIST. Jr. Worcester. Dickerman. Stone. Josiah Parsons. Kendall. Joseph O. Stephen Faulkner. Calvin Frink.262 utilized b}' the HISTORY OF SAVANZEY. Henry Holbrook.. Abel AVilson. Frink. Asa S. Park E. Gary. AVhiteomb.. Seaver. George E. Levi AVillard. Daniel Wetherbee. George Buckliu. AA'oodward. Daniel Snow. AVright. Hills. Charles R. Fred H. Elijah Sawyer. 1878 1880 1882 1884 1886 1888 1890 George F. Farnum Jotham Fish. Peters. AVoodward. George AV. George AA\ AVillis. Voluey AA^oodcock. Arthur A. Franklin Downing. George I. Nehemiah Cummings. Luke Bennett. Sylvanus Bartlett. George A. Thos. Joseph Hammond. T. Charles N. AVliitcomb. (not. Enoch Howes. Aaron Holbrook. Dickerman. Wright. Amos Henry Franklin Holman. W. Elijah Carpenter. JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. Frank X. Josiah Parsons. William Read. Obadiah Sprague. Barnabas C. Benjamin Read. Josiah Parsons.

as a man can always go home when he can go nowhere else. crossing the trackless plain and having reached the road by the Indian sandbank where. M. as it was impossible for the people to get to the town house. he travelled on the wall end there- . Seaver and Charles R. No. and utterly impassable. three miles away. m. George A. He was met by his son Lyman with a shovel and succeeded in reaching home in safety. AYorcester thinking the trip would be a hazardous one. but was met by Stone and Worcester who told him that it was impossible to push through. crossed the bridge finding the snow so deep in the valley on the track that he could not make any advance. on reaching which. finally started in the blinding storm for home . the warrant calling for a town meeting remained in the box unmolested. and now at dark. Worcester. seemingly. also a mile out three-fourths of wallowed about living through amid the drifts and driving wind to his home. thinking to reach the raikoad at the Swanzey depot and find an easier and quicker route home. leaving his team. the drift was twelve or fifteen feet deep. he must go home. Agreeably to appointment they town house on the 12th inst. he said. and were glad to return to the stable.. Seaver replied that he must go home. on leaving the iiouse. for the coirecting of the check list. 1888. at two o'clock p. said he had better remain over with him. assisted it in rising. on account of the driving storm and the depth of snow to reach the stable for their teams. and moved on. they found it almost impossible. he crossed the road and went up the river to Worcester's. as realized by The Edmund met visors of the check at the Stone. Stone harnessed his team and started for home about a mile away. superlist of the town. Worcester went with him to After Seaver had the railroad bridge and then returned to his home. having closed their session. bank to the wall. Worcester. 263 GREAT SNOWSTORM. and at four o'clock. Seaver with his team started for home at West Swanzey. and all put up for the night. after consultation. greatest and most severe snowstorm ever known in Swanzey occurred on the 12th and 13th days of March. using his umbrella as to the a support. he climbed up on the east side of the . Stone and Worcester. The next day. but when about twenty rods away the horse fell in the snow and was partially buried therein they . Seaver. Stone foiuid both of his ears frozen. started for his home at twenty minutes past two o'clock p. In the meantime. he returned.MISCELLANEOUS. which was scarcely visible. but soon confronted by the fury of the storm.

. and his desire being so strong . near Eaton's burnt ruins. and climbing on again until he reached the Bailey walked its Eaton's.264 . he climlied the wall on which he made advance. under the snow. were the roads opened so that he could go after his team. he left the board and wallowed on till. to the track. limbs badly cramped after a struggle of nearly half an hour. have been Masons in this town belonging to lodges in adjoining towns and since the institution of Odd Fellowship in this country the same may be said of that order. clothes saturated with sw^eat. This he seized and pulled himself up to the bars. men were Masons. Not until the inst. . SECRET SOCIETIES. ceasing come upon him. he exerted his utmost strength to reach the highway. and had not voice enough to call for help but he nmst go home. suddenly appeared in the country and very soon vanished. C. darkness of night. bent down towards the track. his efforts. with the aid of his umbrella. Here he discovered a light in the village then Avith umbrella in hand laid horizontally on the snow he crawled on his hands and knees to the track (seemingly he could not move). Then. of then. Bowen. and thus utilized the board till he reached O. In treading his way his foot struck a small birch tree standing on the bank. his foot striking a board about twelve feet long which he pulled out of the snow and placed it forward of him. Some of the early clergy and other prominent In later years a multitude of secret societies have sprung into existence. Swanzey but at all times since near the first settlement there . stmo-olinp. lie found himself unable to advance a foot every effort to step dropped him loAver . in the snow. he felt that he could not get out. falling off. eJiills would to get home. while others appear to be of a permanent character and have come to stay. notwithstanding he was very weary. at 17th twenty minutes past eight o'clock in the evening. There lows in is no record of any organization of Free INIasons or Odd Fel. F. passing N. when he became so weak and badlj' cramped that he could no further. for the first time in his life he becanic faint. being so exhausted. travel . designed to accomplish a certain object and then pass away. on which he length. Carter's. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. and aided by him he reached home brook. he came near Gi'eenleaf's gate when. In IHoG the American or Know-nothing party. S. some of an ephemeral nature. the snow being fully ten feet in depth here. he pushed forward till he reached the "Cut" on the road. that there he in the There must perish alone but knowing that. a secret political organization. strength nearly exhausted. and with a strong will power he was enabled to reach the house of B.

Bouvier. Ramsdell. A. Handy. August 2d. Read. Taft. Lane. O. Its first officers were A. Joseph E. Lane. Warden Outer Gate. Ahmson W. William F. S. Emily B. C. Past Noble Commander. Arthur A. Francis M. 151 The United Order of the Golden Cross. Read. was instituted by Deputy Grand Commander A. . C. Geo. . : . Lane. C. Over sixty others have joined this commandery and it has been at all times and now is in a flourishing condition. O. . Swanzey Commandery. helped to swell It is not well known who were the in this managers movement as few of the leaders care to be recognized as such in history. Banks. No. Lane. Swanzey. E. Vice Noble Commander. S. A. Noble Commander Pollen A. This is abenefit . Read. Ramsdell. M. Sarah L. Martin L. W. Nathan F. or life Henry C. Long. This was an organization in the interest of the temperance movement. H. Belding. was formed at West Swanzey. Geo E. Lane. A. B. . I. Under the inspiration of Hon. Applin. July 18 16. Ramsdell. A. etc. Jas. Lane. Lane. W. A. Warden Inner Gate A. M. U. Woodward. James M. Sprague and other temperance workers it flourished some five or six fluence in training the youth in habits of sobriety illegal sale of liquor. common with otlier towns iu New England. Lucy Mabel Lane. No. Lane. G. S. B. Lane. . Lois A. Clara M. C. A. Taft. C. 319. G. Read. Geo. James E. Treasurer Ella C. Lane. Long. Banks. Cutler. Ramsdell. IJSSI. Martin L. Read. Ramsdell. No. principal in 265 the Avave that swept over the laud. Albert B. Clara M. Lane. Read.MISCELLANEOUS. Thankful B. Lane. E. Herald. temperance. Hannah P. was instituted at East Swanzey. Newell. 78. Banks. Ramsdell. Kendall and his wife. Ella C. Dr. A. years and exerted a salutary inand in restraining the Golden Cross. Financial Keeper of Records Henry C. Lane. Lizzie Lane. Newell. designed also to advance social improvement. B. W. Good Templars. C. A. Prelate-. Edward Wilcox. P^l)enezer F. W. insurance association. with fourteen charter members as follows The Golden Star Commandery. Park E Wright. C. Keeper of Records Geo. Woodward. The Noble Commandeis have been Edward Wilcox. About 1868 the "Ark of Safety" Lodge of Good Templars. Woodward. Hattie R. Read. Ellen A. 1887. at West Swanzey. Kendall. The charter members were Edward Wilcox. Flora E. Clara N. Read. Lane.

Read. 1890. The numljer of members January 1. Handy. C. James E.. Stone er. H. Ceres. J. StCAvard. Mrs. Taft. Albert M. was instituted March 15. Belding. Master. Marcus C. . G. Anna G.. G. H.. W. C. : — . . Charles H. Overseer. E. AYilliam C. Addie Eames W. Charles B. G. Miss Alice A. E. jr. Master. which has flourished for many years at the Golden Rod west. Mary E. Rockwood. . Archie Thompson.Snow. C. Alice L. R. Stone. Bourn. Wright. Lecturer. Albert B. Rockwood Overseer. Geo. jr. Flora. E. Stanley. Marcus C. Mrs. Belding Overseer. Miss The Grange since The following have been 1886 1887. Alice A. . Towne. . L Cutler. G. 1892: N. Chaplain. G. Carrie Young W. Benjamin Read. Ramsdell. Geo. Mrs. Zina G. Herbert O. G. C. O.. Zina G. George Carpenter Secretary. Bourn. Read. Wright. Hills E. L. . G. T. Carpenter. J. M. Hills. Hills. M. of R. The following officers were elected Master. Ansel K. H. Rockwood. Mrs.. Joseph Rugg F. W. B. L. . Mead. Lester C. Hills Gate-keeper. W. Young. George Carpenter. The organization called Grange. L. Mrs. Taft. Calvin E. Carrie E. B. L. G. with the following charter members William C. V. . The Grange^ for the especial benefit of farmers and their families. 114. Mrs. Stone. I. "Stone. Wright. H. Ansel IJourn. Lady Assistant Steward. Overseer. is seventy-two. The Noble Commanders have been Herl)ert O. B. Lecturer. Andrew B. of R. P. C. 1889. Stone. Mrs. L. Young. Sparhawk. Lyman M. L. R. Assistant Steward Z. has only recently appeared in New Hampshire. Richardson. C. P. Lecturer. Overseer. E. James E. Richardson.. Sparhawk. Cook. Hutchinson of Milford. • the leading officers of : Master. . H. Calista Hill. : Minnie Wright. 1888. Hicliard RRamsdell. Ilattie E. Hills. Lecturer. Taft. Carpenter. H. W. Stone. Taft. Mrs. H. 1886. AY. Mrs. Edward H. Underwood. C. Handy. C. E. No. Master. G. Ramsdell. 1892.D. Handy. Stanley. Treasurer.. L. Belding. Geo. 77ie Grange.. Geo. Marcus C. B. N. Mrs. Young. Belding. George Officers for the 1st term. Hills. C. Richardson. Sparhawk. E. Hardy..266 HISrORY OF swanzky. W. Benjamin F. Zaft . Charles H. : — Rockwood. Miss Nellie M. Underwood Lectur. H. Underwood Pomona. by general deputy E. Mary L. Taft. Ara L. Clias. Mrs. Leaffle J.. Stone. Geo. Read. . E. Taft. Nellie Thompson. Annie G. E. Eva L.

Henry W. Richardson. S. in the that at Iveene. G. P^aiues Worthy Lecturer. C. Geo. Herbert O. Master. Whitcomb and two sons. with a cod line and ride bear back. Number Pomona. to the obstruction from the entrance to the cave. 40 1889. INIrs. : 1887.5. Banks. Worthy Master. so Grimes told them to remove About the year 1800 need be. C. Park K. Carrie : E. Wright Flora. was instituted at West Swanzey. G. Carpenter. Worthy Chaplain. viz. Byron Porter. Angle Woodward . 267 1892. and were a Benjamin Abijah. Grange county except Lincoln Grange. Addie Karnes of members Jan. A BEAK STORY. . The following are its officers. Wright. under a huge boulder. stood ready to meet Bruin as she came out . Mary E. Richardson. L. 31. viz. P. J. 12. Handy. . and near the "Ware Barn. C. Wright. Capron. Mary L. 159. Flora M. 49 . Albert M. hall. while he with uplifted axe. . 1891. Susan Jolmtimber pine son's. Wright. when the membership was so large it was deemed expedient to hold them at the the close of each year have been as follows It is the largest 1890. W. being a military man and fond of riding hut escape. They barricaded the entrance of the cave that he might not escape. and on examination found that the dog had discovered some kind of an animal in a cave. examining large territory of old growth about one-fourth of a mile south from Mrs. Overseer. if he attempted to the General. now visible. E. James K. Mrs. J. LoAvell Belding Lecturer. 31 1888. . Porter. L. ing . A. if as General Philemon kill the bear supposed to be therein. . Lecturer. Minnie A. Woodward Worthy Steward. Hard}^ Oliver Capron. did not want the bear killed for he wanted to bridle her horseback. Caprou. Stone. which they thought might be a bear. No. 61. and then sent for John Grimes. Wright. G. C. 1892. who being a hunter and trapper came with an axe. Geo. Handy Worthy Assistant Lecturer. Carlton. M. . Rose L. Mrs. L. Wright. 1890. O. Mrs. M. Ceres. . Mrs. town The numbers at .MISCELLANEOUS. Underwood. Worthy Overseer. M. A. Kendall Worthy Treas: . . C. . Master. Young. E." their attention was attracted by the barking of their little dog. J. Jennie ThoruLady Assistant Steward. Geo. Handy. Young. Wright. The meetings of the Grange were held at the houses of the mem- bers and at the vestry of the Cougregationl Church until 1891. 1. A. Dec. C. 91 1891. Hardy Worthy Secretary. Ara L. Snow. Overseer. with sixteen charter members. Worthy Assistant Steward. Wright. B. urer.

line. later by West Swanzey. G. a wolf ing covered it with shavings. and now owned by Charles J. fell asleep on a of pile shavings which came from the shingles. and soon made her appearance when Grimes struck the head with the head of tlie in iicr the on axe. although rot a great distance away. whose house stood east of the now-standing barn. S. and while quietly sleepcame Crom the near forest probabW scenting the child. greatly enraged at the imposition. she came out out. Tiie Avith what: but she soon lallied. the weather beincr warm and fine. and that the precious meal was gone. Soon the sleeper and took it on the roof Avith him. wolf returned with two or three companions with sharpened appetites to enjoy the repast but when the wolf removed the shavings and found aroused the little . hastened back to the forest and invited liig friends to share with him the collation which he had secured. him. whereupon the guests. and she was determined to make her egress and eject her intruders or lay down her life conflict. After patient waiting for the disturbatice of the intruders to cease. he appeared disajjpointed and troubled. G. . made another attempt to come head. but this when (Jrrmes pUinged the bit of the axe into her did not stop lu'i'. — E. Rage added to madness. and probably thinking the safety of the child would be more sure did not molest him till after he retmned to the forest. anil blow staggered her back someiiicreasiiig rage. Hanrahan.268 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. not dismounting. not having time to l)ridlelier witli cod her liack and rode away. Fairbrother was shingling the roof of his buildini>-. until she E. on Arba Stearns. The father discovered the wolf before he had fully hidden the child. pitched upon their host and killed him. Whilft Mr. an empty table. and the road passed between them. his child. fell and the General. the rage of liruin began to show itself. having been at play there. S. then he descended. s[)rangupon dead under — A WOLF STOHY. Fairbrother in a farm once owned by Clement Sumner. Many years ago there lived a Mr.



Me. 20. Me. b. June 19. 1880). 1846. of Paul F. Children George H. Thompson. {Tsaac^ of Chesterfield) d. 6. 1846.^1883. dau.. 1849 m. July 28. 1806 d. 31. b. . Emily Lucretia. 111.). m. 1859.CHAPTER ABBOTT. Sept. 9. 5. 1841 d. b.. . Whitconib. Thomas. in Woburn. March 4. 9. 31. Anstris (b. 30. (b. b. Frank : 19. m. Frank March 4. 1804. b. b. b. 17. d. 1885. Aldiich.Adams (Thomas. 1808 . Feb. 14. 30. b. 2. June 22. 1848. d. dau.. (Ilenry. she was b. 1839). b. Mass. 1842. cock William Abbott m. Sept. . 1840. Child Rupert H. 16. Nov.. 1st. Sally. 1.. Hknry^ Abbott Clarinda C.Isaac^). dau. June 26. : Nov. 1839 d. Jan. 2iid.. Apr. Children Susie S. Mabel E. 23. 1871. March 31. 27. 1849. b. of 1. Mass. (271) . Thayer.. 1835. March 16. 1783. Oct. 1881).. XI. of Rufus F. Mass. d. July 24.'^ Isaac^). of David Woodward. Everett. (b. . 27. 30. 19. 1876.^ Abbott {Henry. Emily Joslin. 1866. Melissa S. 1862 m. b. Mass. 1876. 1837. Fuller of Marlborough. Nov. Mary Emeline Dix (b. (b. of Joseph Joslin ... a lady in Woburn. of John S. m. : F. b. Aug. July 19. Dec. 1847. b. Aug.. 10. Genealogical Records. 1850). dau. March . m. Sept. Jan. Dec. m. 15. 1818. b. Ella July 27. ni. Henry F. Randall. in Wells. 1835. Oct. Nov. b.. 26. Aug. Children: Josepii Willard. Amasa Randall. Apr. Oct. 2. Mary E. May . Levi A. dau. 1st. in Woburn. 23. 1853. Jan. Mary C. Marguerite. WiLLARD. ^ b. d. Joseph W. in Wells. 1847. 1848)..^ of New Salem. 1850. Oct.3 Abbott (b. 1868. 1825. dau. 1875. b. George H. b. b. 183G) of Wakefield.. Nathan Wood- ADAMS. in Woburn." Thomas^). Dec. Aug.^ Adams {Willard. 2ud.

Feb. May 22. Hattie Rebecca. Nancy Jane Thompson (b. Lottie E. Abbie Frances. 1856 m. March 21. Nov. Children: George.. Sept. b. EmS. Susan E. Murphey. 1848. 11. of George W. b. . b. Sept. Mary J. Me. 1883. 1850). Vt. 1854. b. June 19. 24. 30.Thomas^). where they reside. 19. June 2. James M. Apr. m. 1814. Apr. 2. Aug. Elijah H. John. Sarah M. 14. of George W.272 TiiOMAs3 17. Ellis. Horace W. 1860. May 1. 15. dau.^ Thomas^). b. 1850. b. b. 23. b. Ripley Nittrowr. Children George Arthur. 1839) of Geneva. 1883. 1843. Y. 1878.. 18G2.. dau. 20. 1850). Mason. N.. Herbert ^y. Edwin Myron. 1827). July . b. Rams. the last four born in Marlborough. Ezra^ of Gihum). 1872. in Troy. m. of : Aug. b. Dec.. b. . 12. dau.. Feb.. 1860 . Caldwell of Ryegate. Nov. June 25. 1888. 15. Mass.. of Silas Howe. Oct. Feb. d. Calvin^ Alexander {Joseph^ of Troy). Abbie Ann (b. 1819). Mar. 5. June 22. INIarvin D. 1837. b. . b. Lewis. May 29. b. Myron2 W. 1816 m. Nov. Dec. Denmark. Sept. 1889. 7. Luthera (b. Julia E. 1869. William S. Aug. 1875. 27. where they resided. b. March 27. (b. 1882. 1884. 15.^ Alexander (Caleb^ of Winchester). dau. 1875. July G. Harriet (b.. Adams (Rev. Whitcomb of Tro}'. 1826 m. EvEHETT^ Adams (Willard. m. Aug. 1863. ough Troy. 1842. where they now live. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 9. 1877. 1866. in Keene. 1847 d. b. Aug 21. 1880. Uleyetta C. dau. Luther2 Alexander {Joseph^ of Troy). John Henry. of Stephen Harris. where they reside. b.. Blair of Springfield. 1854 m. m. ALEXANDER. Oct. : . Apr. Oct. 5. Baker of Warwick. 1822). 1858. Children George D. lives in 1862. 1873. 1859 m. 18. 18. . ni. (b. March 31. Lydia S. m. Davis. 18. b. March 25. Dec. 28. Child: Ellen L. b. m. b. July 3. Nellie B. Jan. Fred Albert. Mass. Dec. March 18. in this town. New Ipswich d. Chil. b. LydiaA... 1873. adopted dau. Samuel Wood- bury of Winchendon. 1825 m. 6. in Marlbor. 1848. Fred E. 1851 m. dan. 27. of John Stratton he d. b. (b. 19. b. George W. Mass. m. ma John Brooks^ Adams (Albert^ of Rinclge). 1842. Dec. Adams (Willarcl. .. 1850.2 Adams {Elijah^ of Keene). May 23. . lives in Orange. Nov. dell.. dau. 7. of AVilliam F. Mass. 19. m. Charles L. Children: Marion A. 5. . June 15. b. 1832).

Mass. dren: 273 Walter S. Mary A. (Ltither. Oct. 2. 24. b.^ ^ ^ : Annie Marion. 1853. b. March 16. (b. 1819). 1872. 1853. March 25. 1804.. 1889. . dau.. May 9. Nellie M. d.. b. 1849 1862). Jasper E. (b. b.. 8.Benjambi^). Nov. John. Mass. Maj' 9. 31. 1st. 12. March 8. b.. (b. re- (Ichabod. Fred A. March 8. b. April 14. 1837). March 1856. . Sept. Charles^ Alexander {Joseph^ of Troy). 17. 24. 1. 1828. Amasa Aldrich. Apr.. She m. 1860. George Philip Howard of Winchester . Nellie Adaline (b. May 25. ra. b. 1849. 21. Willie E.. Children Jennie Almira. Jan. 1813. b. 1831.). 28. Children Charles W. 1886). Hardin. of Children: Se[)t. in Mendon. of Philo Applin d. 1. 2. Benjamin^) . dau.'' Albee {Hardin. of Hernion . The line of descent from him to Hardin Albee was b}' John. Jan. March 23. (b. 1860. George E. . Mass. . 31.'^ of Mendon. Frank 8. Calvin May of Gilsum. Walter Scott^ Alexander tn. b.. P.! 1780. at the home of his brother Hardin. Lincoln. Fuller of Marlborough.'^ June 16. 1721.. Ichabod. b. Nov. Capt. b. L. b. 1827. 1862. Jan. Carter of Winchendon. George H. Jan. m. 2nd. . 1860 31. Dec. b. 1854. 18. 1680. b.^ John. d. 1760 . b. in Fitchburg. b. Wis. 1859. m. June 1763) . b. July 25. Aug. Iclmbod.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Joseph^).Jan. April 23. April 23. Mass. Anna A. 1865. . Dec. Abraham Stearns. Jan...'^ JoJin. Hardin^ Albee in Mendon. in Mendon. July 28. 1800. 1863. 17. 1863. albee. Ellen C. ra. 1859. d. He lives in Neenah. 27. Lovering. 13.^ Benjamin. 1880. 1835 d. March : 5. Willie W. b. Sept. 1853). March 20. b. 13. . Uranah Paine b. Almira Melissa. 1). May 6. 1856 m. dau. 18G3. Oct. .. 1855 . Almira H.. d. 1790 Ahira^ Albee (Ichabod. 2. b. b. 1831 . Earl E.'^ John. ra. as early as 1667. 1887.. Julian E. 1865 m. Aug. d. Ida Marioq. 1865 d. of ra. Sept. Child: Koland Luther. John. Mass. . aldrich.. Barden of Richmond. 5. moved to Westmoreland. April 29. m.. Lillian M. Martha A. b. July 19. March 2. June 4. Lora E. Benjamin Albee was a resident of Mendon. d.^ JoJin. 7.^ John.. Burns (b. m. 1831. b. 1862. b.. April d. 2. 7. 1857. 1755. 1884. Oct. dau. Aug. Charles A. March 1883.

Feb. m. 1845. Sept. b. Aug. b. b. J.. Nov. 1814. Jan. Granville Pratt. 1816. 1822. Aug. 3. 1881. Oct. 1831. 9. 27. Paine. John Langdon. 1791. 31. 20. 1827. 1862. 1829. March 18. 20. 1787. 23. Paine. 1798. Cyrel Rounds. 1801. 13. b. m. 6. Emelinc. b. Children: Harrison. 1863. 26. March 2. 2. d. d. b. James Marsh. Sept. Aug. Dec. . 1843. Apr. Dec. b.Aldrich (Amasa^). Olive (b. Rufus. John Langdon. in. 1801. 2nd. 20. 22. June 17. 1835.Aldrich (Amnsa'^)^ March 28. 9. b. Henry Ab1878. 1793 d. David. b. b. . in Scituate. George Herman. (b. Oct. Paul Fisher. Mason Reed. March 1814. Calista T. Luke Bennett. 1. m. 1843. Jesse Thompson.. Simeon Cook. 31. 22. May . 1805. Amasa. bott . d. Charles Green. Oct. Children Clarinda Cook. 20.. 4.. 1799 m. 1816 Betsey H. b. m. 1. Jan. b. 1789. dau of David noll)rook he d. 20. 1789 d. Feb. b. 1830. 1887). July Aug.274 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. rie. 4. 1838. 8. Sept. Nov. b. Jan. at Spring Praihe d. b. b. Feb. Apr. Oct. 1822. 20. b. Jan. of Joseph Hammond. 1880. Children: NathanWis. d.b. Paul FiSHKR.. 1824 : . m. . 1822 . 26. . 1819 m. b. of Simeon Cook . Oct. Apr. d.. 1781. Sally (b. 1841. 1819. 1833. 27. Candace 12. d. Otis. 21. 1827. March 31.. 1876). 1881. Cyrel R. Philemon Whiteomb d. 1818. I. 3. m. 6. m. Sept. Candace C. m. 1847. b. 1808. b. Feb. March 7. Apr. 27. of Simeon Cook. 10. 1795 d. b. Luvana (d. Nov. dau. 2. dau. 6. iel . . 6. Feb. b. Marcli 18. dau. . Aug. 27. b. March 7. 1813. 1830. 20. 6. Oct. 1841. 1859) d. Sumner Applin. 1793). Henry Hubbard. Aug. 19. George O. 1834. b. . in Mendon. 20. d. 23. m. b. Nancy H. Mary Council (b. b. 1817. 1789. Oct. Oct. . d. Paul Fisher. Nov. Maiy. Dec. 1866). April 16. 1862. 14. Feb. 18. b.. Nov. d. m. 20. Maria B. 1829. Gen. Amasa. Carlon Cook. PniNEiiAs^ Aldrich (Amasa^). Aug. 30. b. 1798. b. David. b. Children: Phinehas L. b. b. 24.1793. Luvana Maria. b. May Uranah. b. R. Apr. April 14. b. 1785. May 1. m. 1818 Benjamin C. March 3. March 27. 2. b. 7. Jan. 1845. Nov.. 1S41. 1791. Timothy Thompson. b. 4. 1825. . William. 30. 1783. Phinehas. Sept. 3. 1812. Children: Mannadnke.Aldrich {Amasa^). 1797. . b. Anna.. Flavilla C. m. 1787. Feb. m. Uranah Paine. 1804 d.Aldrich (Amasa^).. Blake. 12. Nov. 18. 26. June 3. Amasa. 1797. Dec. May 30. Jan. 1812. Jan. L. b. b. Sept.

1806. 24. 20. Anna : . . 1827. Winnie. Oct. 1850. Jan. raira b. b. m. Edgar Lj'ons. daughter of Sylvander L. Nov. Bennett. Gertrude H. b. of Charles Wilson. b. d. Ctrel E. Sept. May 1. 1835). Moses Howard.. Feb. dan. of Alvah Henry Hubbard^ Aldrich (Paul Fisher. 2. m. 1865. {Pliinehas. about 1853 m. 1828. daughter of Nathan Cross. b. Aug. May George Herman^ Aldrich (Patd Fisher. 1881. . 1853. Carlon Cook^ Aldrich (Amasa. b. Nov. 1876). b. b. b. Chester C.'^ Paul Fisher. 2nd. 1874. b. Oct. 1874. Alfred Britton. 1832) daughter . Julia : . 7. m. 20. 1851. Aug. Apr. 21. 9. July 2. b. d. Edith Luvania. 1851) daughter of Philemon Foster. . Tristan^ Aldrich (Jesse. d. b. 21. Nov. dau. 31. Mary E. 10. 1847. b. Aug. 1864. 1807. 15. Alice S. 1869 d. b.'^ Jacob.^ George^). b. 1867. 30. m. April 2. 29. d. 1867. 1866. 13.Amasa^). 12. Sidney Cook. 275 27. Wis. Amasa^).. Nov. John Langdon. about 1862. 1872. Jan. 1843). (b.. b. Hannah (b. 10. b. A. 1829 July 24. Betsey (b. Aug. 1829. Herbert Cyrel. Fernando B. Mass. 1832. m. 13. Children Maof dau. 19.. 1888). 1st."* Aldrich (Paul Fisher. Hannah (b. 23. Flora H. b. b. Jan. Children an infant. b.^ Noah. (b. Esther (b. b. 1862. in Swanzey 30.'^ Child: Charlotte. Nov. May 3. of Eph- Whitcomb. in Swanzey.^ Aldrich 18. Robert E. Bertha A.. 27. 1806 .. April 30. 21 . May ria Elizabeth.^ Amasa^) ^h. March m. Springfield.Aldrich (Amasa^). March 30. 1833 m. March 12. Amanda (b. Ann. Aug. b. . 28. in Prescott where she died) m.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Nov. b.. Tristan.^ Jacoh. 1819. He died Dec. Oct. Children Edwin H. Jan. Elijah Carpenter. m.Amasu^). . 20. Children: Walter Herman. 1877. 1870. 1873. Emma Maria. 18. 24. 1854.. March Nov.. 24.Amasa^). 3. Edwin Thompson. Aug. b. . 26. 1827) daughter of Martin Stone. Sept. 1875. 23. 21. 1823. : Edwin H. Sept. Aug. b. Polly Sampson (b. 1781 m. Paul Fisher^ Aldrich {Paul Fisher ^^ AmascO-) b. 1805 . Children: Maria.. 30. 1858. . 6. d. John Laugdon. Dec. 1799 d. Apr. b. Feb. Aug. Nov. 1873. 1843. Nov. 3. Weeks of 1853 m. Eugene Laugdon. Oct. Jan. m.. in Fanny Partridge. 1811 m. Whitcomb. 1855. 1879. 30. 22. 1868. Thompson. . b.

1841 m. 1863. b. daughter of Shepley W. Children in : A . Mrs. 10. d. 1779. Knights. Nov. 1873). Lewis Daniels. May 26. J. Mass. Susan A. 1818.'^ Aldkicii {Tristan. b.. b. b. Apr. March 3. 1830. 1825. daughter of John Robertson m. .. Samuel Thompson. 27.3 Aldrich { Na hum. 1836. 1872. . Daniel Wesley. March 19. b. 1842. 15. daughter of Jeremiah Amidon of Richmond. 18. Oct. b. 18. 18. d.. Betsey (b. Children Harriet S. 1808.- George^). 13. 17. 1826. b. 1888. 15.. Nov. 1817. in d. Oct. State . 15.^ David^). d. Sarah. 16. Apr. She was a daughter of John Starkey of Richmond and tirst married Simeon Sabin of Winchester. Mass.. 1815. 1st. . m. Aug. Dec. 1842 m.. 1813. 9. April.. Nov. ^ Nathan. 1838. Elizabeth. 26. b. . m.h. . . 18. Philadelphia. b. Sarah. Walter Price (b.^ Aldrich (Sands.Aldrich (Jo/<n^ ofNort7ibridge). ni. Aug. 1887). Sarah E. : . in Richmond) daughter of Edward Aldrich of Douglas. He d. 1818 Aug. 3rd. 26.). 8. Bethiah Nigh of this town. 1815. 16. Abigail (b. Dec. Sept. m. 1839 . Sands. Adouiram J. Sept. in Burrilville . ni. daughter of Joshua Wyman of Sands^ Aloricii {Daniel^ of Douglas.^ of Bichmond). 22. Jan. 1835. 1808. 26. Mrs. 3rd. Feb. 1831.276 24. m.^ Noah. 1811 Ellert K. m. 16. 1834. Lewis Daniels of Sutton. 2nd. Ellen E. Apr. June 19. 1838 m. b. July 6... March 13.. 1855. Aug. b. b. 1800. 1810 m.^ David^). He died in Richmond . 1834. . 17. 18. Oct. b. Oct. Feb. Jan. Nov. Sept. Jan.. b. 5. 1873. March 8.'^ Jacoh^^ Jacob. 6. 1779. Lot. Adouinim J. Sally. June 20. 1st. . 1754 m.^ Sands. David S. b. 2. June 1 1880. Dec. Merrick Worcester. 27. 26. 3. d.h. b. m. b. Feb. 9. Jan. Aug. May 16. 1830. b. 9. Priscilla. Orleans S. New York . 31. Jan. Feb. Sarah Loring of Hinsdale (b. Oct. b.. 24. d. 26. Adoniram Keene. Richmond. 21. William Moore. .. Maria. m. 1800. 1888). July 6. m. d. Mary.^ Jesse. 1779. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1811 d. 1877) of Boston. Candace (b. Oct. d. Oct. 1799. daughter of Elias Taylor of Richmond. h. Sj^lin vester. . 1835. 1779 d.2nd. m. 18. 20. Douglas. June 1. 1802. Jan. Child: Betsey R. 1832. 1805. 1836. May 18. 1837. Sumner Black. 1863. 1812. b. Augustus Thomas. 16. 19. 1817. 1827. Eaton Dec. Dec. By Sarah had Olive. Sands3 Aldrich (Scmds. Apr. b. d. Sei^t. Lydia E.. Frank S. b. 30.

1862. m. 17. Aug. 20. 1885. 23.^ DavkV). 1865. 22. Mina J. George B. b. 8. daughter of Abraham Randall. 1890). Feb. Augustus Cass of Richmond. Judith. 31. March 1873. d. Children: Mary. Apr. 28. Oct. 7. Nehemiah Anderson. Elizabeth. 1870. daughter of Benjamin Tolman. Lydia. Joseph. 25. 1777. 17. June 30. 9. Sept. 1825. Tenney. b. 28. daughter of Deacon Nicholas Cook of Bellingham. Mass. b. (b. b.. Aaron . Rufus.Aldrich {David} of 3Iendon. 3. 1783. Isaac. b. 1860. 277 Ezra. May 27. Athol. Oct. 25. 1785. Mary (b. Hardy of Marlborough. 1835). 1774.^''Benjamin^) b. Mass. Herbert D. m. Elijah. Andrew J.. 1791. {Levi^ of Richmond). daughter 1816. b. b. June 2. 14. Calvin Bryant. Nicholas. 1829. SuMarshall. b. Ananias. 1729 d. Aug. Samuel m. Apr. 2nd. b. 1789. 3fass. Jan. b... 25. Child : Mabel. John Wheeler. Hannah. Nov. 1779 m. Anderson^ Aldrich {Benjamin^ of Richmond)^ b. 24. : ANDERSON. 1st. 2nd. Nov. 1756). b. . b. 1862. daughter of Charles Safford. 24. Dec. Ananias^ Aldrich {Abner. Eva M. Cyrus Crouch. b. Susanna. b. My- randa. 7. : eon. 1747. daughter o*f Henry Ballon Children: Estella.).\). 1727. m. Nov. 1815. 1855. Nov. m. . m. b. Waitstill. Benjamin. 1826. Nov. 25. Children Angeline.. Nathaniel. Nov.. 27. d. 9. Children : Angela. Waity. b. 11. Aldrich of Keene. . Dec. d. m. Eimna J. m.. Oct. 1781.. Frank of Richmond. 1814. 26. Apr. 1781. 1799 m.May7. of Thompson Susanna. Huldah. Troy. He d. Nov. 1811. m. m.^ Aldrich {Anderson. 1834. June . May of Waitstill 15. Nov. Betsey Lawrence. . Amasa2 Aldrich . Sim. Children Abner. Oct. 1787 m. b. Anna Brown. Almira (b. Elizabeth (b. Anna. 6. m. m. Aug. Silence.. Henry A. m. July 26. Seth L. m. Apr. 1st. h. . 1867 . 13. b. 1827. 1775. b. Robert Read.. Abner.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. George B. (b. 1859. Nov. 1787) daughter of Joseph Starkey Noah2 Aldrich Richmond. Sept. Oct. 2. Joseph Buffum. 1851. 2nd. Children: Abraham. b. 12. b. Nov. 1884. June 27. sanna. 1783 m. Jan. Bathsheba. (JSfahitm^ ofRiclirtiond).. Sarah and John. Lucy. 1788. 13. Phila. 1804). Phila. 11. 16. July 10. Jan. 1805.. m. Jillson.

1890. Oct. George White. 1774. m. 6. b. 29.. Ephraim. 181 . Anna. Philinda. 24. Jan. 1776. 1759. Sept. 1784. Rebecca. Nancy D. . 1794. b. 29. 1733 d. 1755 m. John. Isaac. Oct. Sabrina (d. . b. May 29. 2nd.. 1790. Fob. 9.\) March 25. daughter of Timothy Road m. Benjamin Redman. . 8. ful. July 13. 1783.^ John^). . Aug. 1812). 1840 . Aug. Thank13. 1858. b. d. 1753. 178T. 1st. 1772. July 8. Mary. 10. daughter of Tliomas Sabin. Philip D.. Oct. 19. . m. Timothy Brown. b. Willard B. Sarah. b.2 John'^). b. b. He d. b. Children: . ( rZiom as . Children: Rosannah L. Aug. 27. 1793. 10. 9.^ AifGiETi(Abel^ of FitzimlUam) . Ebenezer Thompson.278 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. July 9. . m. July 1. 1779. b. 1856) daughter of Samuel Haydon.3rd. Nov. 1792. 1783. Anna Wyman. b. 1. Vt. 17. Aug. b. 1792). 12. APPLIN. Mabel. b. Mass. Thomas^ Applin (Thomas. 11. Bevcrstock . 1798 d. 1 1 1763. John Applin^ settled in Palmer. 1796. 1860. b. Asa Freeman. 1 . Jan. 8. C.Eli Kimball. 1820. Read of Newfane. Fitz- william. b. 20. Mary (b. 27. Oct. John3 Applin 1776. Palmer. Nov. b. Mass. Benjamin 1791. b. 3. 1799) d. b. Dec. d. iel Abbie F. 1753. Oct.^ of Palmer. b. Caprou Philip d. Nov. Oct. . 1763 m. Abi- jah. 1785. Children John. had Thomas who came to Swanzey about 1763. Jan. 1786. . Mass. . Nov. Jan. Oliver W. Israel. Sept. b. Oct. 10. 1754. m. : .. 28. Rebecca. m. Oct. 1769. b. b. 2nd. m. m. 1863. July 2. Mabel Brown (b. 1890. b. July 17. Aug. 1757. Pannelia. Lucy. 1834. Redman. daughter of Samuel Page. m. 1760. Francis Bowker of Fitzwilliam. Mary E. in Children: Anna.. m. b. . 1804. 14. Apr. Jan. Children Thomas. Thomas. 1783. 1848 m.. of Shrewsbury. June 10. in. 18. July 31. d. b. Vt. 1st. June 24. 30. Thomas. 1760. 1799. Dec. Nov. : . 1814. Aug. Oct. 1867. John'^). Fanny . Feb: 24. B. d. Dan- Read of Fitzwilliam. Nov. May 18. 1. 10. 2ncl. Mass. Fitzwilliam. m. Arabella S. 7. 13. b. March 2.1767.. March 4. Sabrina.). b. Uxbridge. Timothy Brown^ Appmn {Thomas. 21. b. m. 1837 m.24. Aug. 7. 21. Sargent. b. Mary (b. b. a son Thomas^ Applin {John. 1781. 1844. b. Feb. ANGIER. Poll}'. b. Walter E. July 31.

Apr. 10. b. Jan. 1834. . Susan Amelia. m. Henry Ward. 279 Sabrina. 1829. 6. Oct. . 13. 1769. b. 14. 1806. 12. b. b. 19. b. Orlando Page. 5. Oct. William Waldo. 24. b. 1. John. 11. 9. Jan. 1852. b. b. George Knox. May 7. b. 29. 1845. b. . March 28. 1856) of Portland. . Sept. Alanson W. March 21. George Page. Robert Brooks of Fitzwilliam. 5. b. Aug. Mrs. 1798. George Henry. Nancy Maria. July 19. Samuel Page. b. June 27. July 4. b. 1st. Apr. Ezekiel Thompson. Jan. Charles Randolph. b. b. 24.. b. Philo'' Applin (r/iomas. d. 1848 . 30. Children: Sumner. Sophia Gage of Fitchburg. Jan. 1817. . 1795. . Oscar Philo. b. July 3. 6. Oct.3 Thomas. m. daugh7. William Henry. Me m. Edgar Mathews. 1834. Dec. Israel'* Applin {John. Celinda. 1856.'^ JoJin^). Oct. 1816. IsAAC^ Applin (Thomas. 1870. 24. . b. 12. b. ra. b. May 17.John^). Sept. Susan Amelia. 1831. . m. Mass. Jan. Jan. b. 21. 1781 1806. 29. 1853. b. Applin (she d. 1890).. Banks. 1869. b. Richard Ramsdell. Dec. 1813. 1850.^ Thomas. Aug. Oct. . of Townsend.. d. Sept.. 2nd. widow of Henry S. . 27. July 31. 1849.^ JoJin^). Hephzibeth Dunton. b. Perrin. Oct. 1793. 1841). daughter of Daniel Bryant. b. Feb. 2nd. 1875. 9. Aug. 14. 22. Ellen Cordelia. d. 1846. Feb. Mass. Sarah 2. 1851 Herbert Leroy. d. Benjamin. d. Jan. of Richmond. 1839.^ Thomas. Children: Julia Murry. 30. 1816. 1851. Aug. . Jan. June 26. 1819. Sept.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 7. Aug.John^).^ Thomas. daughter of Nathan Fessendon d. 1847 d. 1834. 1843 m. May 27. May 24. July 23. 1857. 1797. Wesson^ Applin (Thomas. m.. 13. d. m. Benjamin F. Polly. 9. Wesson. 1835 . Lucy Ann. March 10. b. 1864. Aug. July 21. Aug. 1846.'^ John^). Feb. 1805. m. 1861. Sarah Elizabeth. 1837. b. b. 1787. m. John'* Applin {John. b. Jan. 10. Henry Sabin. 5. 1804 Fanny d. 16. Jan. 1804 m. b. March 3. 1855. 1802. Benjamin Redman^ Applin {Timothy B.. Ciiarles Alexander of Troy. Elizabeth. Jan.cy Louisa. Susan Sherwin (b. . 10. Mary Frances. d. 6. Susanna (b. Nov. b. 1777). 1818. b. 1.^ John^).. March 27. Lucy (b. Mary Sabin. Elizabeth Knox (b. Dec. 16. 17. Nan. 14. 24. 1831. 1. b. Celinda. Dec. . July 1. 1844 d. 1821 d. 1795.^ Thomas. 1823. 1786 ter of Philemon Whitcomb. b. 1827. Apr. 16. m. m. 1832. d. 1850. Dec. Oct. Feb. 1846. Apr. Dec. 1806. 1. 1841 m. 1808 d.. Aug. b. Nov. Philo and Fanny. b. 1809). b. b. 1852. 27. . m.

Jan. Children Charles Leon. Joel Osgood. 1849 m.'* John. 1850. d. July 8. Charles Wesson.Ma3'24. 1863. . dan. April m. 26. 17. 1839. daughter of New Salem. 1885. 18. 1.'* 1855. Feb.^ Thomas. 1855) daughter of IMoses D.. Mass. Aug. July 15. Tuttle. b. . Fanny L. May 20. Sept. 1856. 28. (b. March 10. d. 11. Selina A.^ John^). 19. 2nd.^ Applin {Israel.^ Thomas. July 21.'^ John. Nov. Aug.^ Thomas. ter of David Woodward. Harry Eugene.. 1839. 1880. .^ Thomas. . . 1889.. 1875. b.. 15. July 8. Jan.'^ JoJm^) h. Aug. 14. Children: Charles Henry. 15. June Children Plorence Eunice. b. d. 10. Eugene Elwin^ Applin {Henry Sabin. 1.^ Applin 17. l). 1881. July 18. 1821 m. Sept.'^ Thomas. 1884. : .'^ JoJm. 20. May (P/uYo. July 16. 10. : . 31.^ Thomas. Frank Ernest. 1876. Susan Louisa. June 27.^ John^) b. July 8. daugh. : Leila May. b. Child: Henry Sabin^ Applin (Israel. Nov. 1863. b. Alary Abby (b.280 Sumner^ Applin ra. . Ballon. Frank Dexter. March 14. John^). 19. 1851 . Oct. 1819 Benjamin F.^ Israel. Mass. 29. 181G C.^ m. 25. Henry Herbert. 1862. b. Nov. Apr. 1871. 1849. b.^ Thomas. : . daughter of Luke Clark of Troy.. . m. 1859 d. 1819). d. 1833. b. b. of Carlton Parker. Children A daughter b. 1877. July 1 1883 d. 2. Nov. 1885. b. b. . (b. daughter of Amasa AUliicli.h. 1872. July 28. Children Lizzie A. Aug. m. Children: child born in Jul}'. Oct. JoHN^ Applin m.^ b. 1851). 1878.. 1861. b.. Mary Ann John.'* Thomas. .Job n^) in. Aug. A d. May 4. July 1867. Martha A.^ John^). 1856.^ Thomas. of Marlborough d.^ John^). b. 1886). 1869).John^). July 18. Dec. of Arthur Fessendon. Charles Henri ^ Applin (Henry Sabin. Jan.. 1877. Nov. 1867. Harriet H. b. Elwin Henry. 1867.. . 2nd. (Israel. b. Lucy Ann (b. 1829 (b. William Waldo^ Applin 27. 1874.'' Thomas. daughter of Al)rahaia Corey. and Herbert Seldon. Louisa A. {Philo. (b. Eugene E. b. Anna E. 1890). 1851. daughter of Ansel Bourn. 5. {Israel. b. Antrim. 1853).'^ John. b. July 28. 13. b. m. July 24. 2. 1870. daughter of Samuel E.. March 29. Oct. . June 27. 1857. 1847. Washburn of Kingstown. b.. 1830 .. July 5."* John. 1864. Israel. Charles R. Flavilla HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 27. Fanny Martha (b. b. Dec. June 23. Abbie E. George C.

babbit. Lahiff of Keene. b. 1792 m. 1786. b. . 3. daughter of Timoth}^ Thompson and lives in Iowa Olive... William H. in Keene). 1873. m. b. Children: Edward D. March 15. 1889. 1866. b. 15. . 1818). b. April 17. b. Mary E. 1845). in Brooklyn. Charles E. Jan. 11. Dec. April 6. Judith. Sept. Hannah. b. Sylvester. 12. 28. Stullings of Madison. 1879. Nov. 8. 27. 1871. Marcena.. Mass. m. 1817.. b. daughter of Jesse Thomp(b. b. 1788. 1869. Susan. He m. 19. Benoni Austin. 4.. William Goddard Eames. 1784 m. Salome (b. his wife . 9. b. 1810. b.. 1883. 1879. 13. Hattie E. Jonathan. Atkinson. Mary I. 29. 1813. Julia M. Anna about 1815). 1796 m. Children: Allen. m. b. . Hannah. . d. b. Nov. Arad Hall.. 1881. Polly. yer. March 16. daughter of Jona1864. Jonathan Babbit taxed in 1818. Elizabeth b. Y.. AVERYr N. 281 AUSTIN. Apr. 1879.. June 13. Cynthia. Nov. b. Children : Alvin. George W. 1815. Amos. b. 1886. 25. b. 13. Edward D. Aug. at St. Roswell. Children: Zilpah were b. March Sept. April A. 28. Ichabod Morse of Newport. Amos^ Bailey (Amos^). Atkinson. July 7. Y. m. Children: Robert J. m. 11. 1874. Nov. Dec. in Granville. July 8. b. 16. 24. Frank P. b. 22. 1822. m. Abigail Lane. 1786. Betsey.. Clarissa. March Loyal L. son. Sept. April 13. Amos Bailey and Henry Sawyer. Feb. Sept. Dec. b. 17. 1805. Apr. Ida C. 20. 29. b. 1808. 1786. 1877. Illinois (b. in 1756. d. b. Witherell have one daughter. . Oct. . March 28. BAILEY. 1849. Maggie G. Child: Albert W.. Louis.. Jonathan. Avery. N. m. . 1884. b. Annie M. b. 1833. 16.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS.. . Polly. Feb.. Missouri. Sept. 12. 14. m. Nov. Jan. Aug. 2nd. Mary D. ATKINSON. than Whitcomb 1815. Rebecca. d. Angeliue (b. of Warwick. Henry SawHannah. Julia R.

Clark^ Bailey (Jonathan. . in. 1840. Jan. E. 182^. 1857. May 31. Jan. Aug 18. 17. came from Dublin prior to 1817 and settled on the farm. d. July Children 1857.1815. Rebecca. Emily Rockwood. Dewitt C." about half a mile N. b. Samuel Winchester removed to Grand Rapids. Francis. m. 1825. Sept. 1812. b. Devine of Girard. 13.Amos^)^ b. Feb. Phila. 26. . . 25. b. 27. . April 1851. Wis. Chesterfield. Nov. May .mosi). 2nd. John F. Clark. 1852 d. b. b. 12. Sept. 23. During the Revolutionary war the Balls scattered over the country. Children by Caroline George C. othy m. April 14.?>ios. Mich. b. Lovisa M. 1819). Jonathan. 19. (b. 1835. 1862.. 1845 d. Sept. Sept. d. 1849. Orriu ball. 1788. Oct. b. 1845. 5. 1822 m. "The Balls in this country all came from Wales and going to settled iu Branford.282 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 3 Bailey Sept. . 27. 27. Dec. . b.2 J. 20. 5. 1864. July 28. 25. Edward A. Sarah d. Nelson of Menasha. m. 7. (J. Harriet A. some was father of Mary Ball. (b. Penn. 1849 d. 1853). Aaron and Charles. 1863. Clark Perliua. : . Mass. Brown William. May. Albeut W. . Levi Crouch Dec. daughter of Kendall Walker Davis of 6. 1867. Joshua Palmer. 28. 23. his large family spread throughout New England and Jersey one son^. ^Yith their family. b. later called the "Coburn Farm. 1862). Jan. Nov. b. the . Children: Salome. 1862. June 14. who mother of George Washington. Aug. March 31. of Winchendon. d. 23.' but some links are wanting. Crouch. : . . July 3. . 1856. Dec. 1818. (b. 1857. b. in Wiscousiu. m.. .. Simeou B. d. Feb. 12. 1817. 4. . 26. 1830 d. Abigail Pillsbury (b. 19. 14. Oct. 1890. among whom were: Mehitable. 1841 d. . d. Jonathan^ Bailey (Amos^). b. daughter of ThnSarah 1785.. from the home of Luman B. m. 1814 21. Conn. William Balch and wife Mehitable. b." The Massachusetts branch of the family are from Edward Ball. 1851. 1851. BALCH. June 4. to Virginia. 1818. Jan. Dec. Charles Hardy. d. 1827 m. 25. March 26. b. b. New elsewhere.. Feb. Martha Jane. 16. June 12. b. Child by Harriet A. near descended from Edward Ball. March 30. daughter of Kendall Walker Davis of Chesterfield m. L. Caroline C. May 6. d. 1816. Oct. m. b. Jan. Dec. Ephraim. 1878. 23. Arvilla.' Avho New Haven. Sept. . 1834). b. 1859 : .

Lunette M. Ozial Ballou. 1844). d. Silas Warren. b. m. 2nd. 1833. 1841. b. G. m. July 28. 1812. d March 11. b. 20. Oakman.^ Jesse^). 10. Aug.'^ Jesse^). daughter of Henry Ballou m. July Jan. Jan. 3d.'' Town May m. 20. 2nd. 16.. July 4. Amanda Worden.. 8. 28. Nov. W. 1823. Silas^ Ball. 1834.1812 d. b. 3. d. Dec. Dec.. b. 1817. Dec. 3. . 25. 1819. b. June 8. Daniel Ball. 1804. 11. daughter of Jesse Forrestall of Children: Willard LivFitzwilliam. b. Anna May d. 1841. Feb. widow Brooks (b. 1st. 1832 d. d. .. jr. Henry Ballou. Children: ter Coombs (d. came from Richmond in 1857. Henrietta. Hammond. 1. 1872. (may have been Edward^) and Patience. of Brookfield. d. b. Oct. 1829. Mrs... Byron Porter. 1852. b. Amasa. b. m. 14. Aug. March 31. . 1782. b. Nov. d. b. 1883). 1790 . L. 1863. 1843. had: Benjamin. 1887. Children: . probably two. 1872. b. JosiAH Ball m.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. ChesHe d. 1819 m. 1. b. 1888). 23. June borough. . Aug. Charles H. 4.. 25 . 3. May 17. 1868 m. b. Jan. Jan. Frank E. 1. Alsaida. March 17. Elisha. July 6. m. Mary L. 1819).^ b Silas^ Ball. b. Albert A. July 8 1861. J. Emily. . . Sept. Sept. April 5.. May 1. 1812 m. b. 1860. 1854. Eden Sawyer. in Lev Brookfield. Abigail (b. m.. of Richmond. 1846 d. b. m. 1810. jr. 1845. 9. 1820. 20. 1787. 1825. 1822. Charles L. b. 25. Mass. (b. d. Oct. March 20. Richmond). Laura Ann. Nahum Baldwin m. 19. 1. Feb. m. 16. 283 grandson of 1752. 1775. Ozial Ballou. WUlard.. Feb. 1850. Asa William C. 9. Walter F. Stone.. June 19.. Lavina (b. 1811 d. in Ball. d. b. shend. 1815 . D. b. 1880. his wife. Oct. 1853) daughter of Ebenezer Saunders of Fitzwilliam. 28. 1823 m. April 3. Amasa^ Ballou {Silas. 1840. daughter of Jesse Forrestall. in Leverett. 13. May 28. Mass. in Richmond. b. Jan. Flora M. 1849. Feb.. 1815..1835) daughter of Seth Wood of Leverett. . 1849). Dec. in Leverett. 19. Joseph ing... 4. 25. 1820. 1831. Philiuda Harvey of Marl- BALLOU. in erett. Willard3 Ballou (Silas. 1852 . b. 15. . 5. March 12. d. 25. . Sept. widow of Charles Marsh (b. 1827 . b. daughter of Josiah 1843. m. Aug. SiLAS^ Ballou (Jesse^ of (b. 1844. March 31. Children: Anna M. Apr. . 1st. b. BALDWIN. Fitzwilliam. b. Lorinda. Oct. Leonard. Feb. 13. Vt. Feb. Jan. Apr. 23. Ansel Bourn. .

. April He d. 12. 1882. b. about 1850 m. Aug. . May J. Jan. . 1874. HISTORY OF SAVANZEY. b. June 29. M. Samuel Bishop.. 1783. 1867. 1845 m. 1847. Jerome. 7. 2nd. Dec. b. b. Fuller. : d. R. . 10. May 19... m. m. b. Children: Albert. 17. 5. 12. 1788.. 1851 . Edgar F. 31.. 19. d. 1853 d. daughter of Nathan Leonard of Providence. March L. 1st.3 27. Russell. b. 29. ns Taft.^ Jesse^). b. Oct. 26. b.. 21. C. d. Elada Children Delancy L. 1849. 22. July 1. b. Feb. B.^ Ballou {Wmarcl.. b. Eda E.. b. 1829. Bebe Mellen (d. Silas. 1846). Sept. 12.. Feb. 1803 . 11. 1797. 1785. m. 1794. 8. Sept. Nov. Jolni M.. Olive. b. m. b. May 8. 17.James^ of Richmond) b.3 Ballou : {Silas. Aug. 1873. L. b. Jan. 19. 25. July 14. Children FJlie . b.. 1871. 1857 m. Silas W. 1866. Jan. Dec.^ Silas. 1851). 1825. Chil16. 28. 1827) m. Sept. 30. b. m. 14. Demeritt I.^ Jesse^). b. 1855. 1877. April 28. Luther. 1792. March 5. (b.. Nov.. 1873. d. Nora A.. Oct. Nov. July 1.^ Lucy F. Oct.'^ Jesse^). Aug. Russell. b. daughter of Eri B. . Mass. 18C5 . 1875.Ballou (James^ of Richmond). Aug... 1848 d.^ Jesse'^). March 6. b. 1763 m. b. b. Apr..^ Russell. b. b. b. 1874. Sept. b. Mary U. 27. Children: Willie F.. b. George L. Priscilla. Eleanor . 1. 10. Sarah (b. daughter He d. June 8. 1877. 1880. Gardner. d. Abel Bliss. Asquire. 30. 1800.. F. (b. 26. b. July 11.'i {Silas. I« d. 29.'^ Jesse^). daughter of Earm. Oct. 1843. Asa Ballou I. Isabel Hammond. 18G1. 1865. 28. . 1841. Sept. E. 1868. 1854).'' Frank Ballou ( June 25. d. Bernis 1871. b. 1783. Ora S. . b. 19.. Alonzo'' Ballou {Asquire. Prentice. Jan. Nov.. Sept. Royal Blanding. 1874. 1874.284 b. 26. Dec. Feb. Nicene. .. Aug. 1851. Sept. Isabel Nancy. Henrietta Aldrich (d. 1814. . 23.T. b. James M. Oct. Feb. 1817. 1821). Jacob Boyce of Richmond. 1865. Plarl. Josephine A. b. Amy. 1873. Joseph W. Aug. 1869. Sept. 22. Charles Aunis M. 1864. b. 25. m. Aug. 1878. 3.^ Silas. 6. 7. 1873. 26. . 18. Nov. Nov. Feb. dren by Henrietta: Betsey. of Joel Mellen. Dec. b. Children: Viola E. daughter of C. 25. 21. 29. Julia J. Willard. Sarah J.. May 8. 1873 J. Frank J. b. b. 1«66. WiLLARD Ballou {Willard. Flavilla Feb. G. b.. 1884. Mrs. 27. Dec. 1838. 15.

1858. David^ Ballou {David. 1848.. 1822. 1844. Truman L. 1844. James^ of RichNov. 11. R. Jan. 1857.. Jesse^ of Richmond). 1843. : . 1847. R. b. Maine. I. D.. 1848. 1854). Nov. 1846.... . 1781 Martha Randall (b. 1850 Ballou (Lorenzo. Dec. 24. d. . b.. I. . 22. Jamks Monroe^ Ballou Sept.^ Maturhi^ of Richmond). March 20. 14. Ella M.. . 1868. Mary A.'^ Jaines^).. b. Henrietta A. Children Silvia D. Feb.. March b. Dec. 22. Feb. Sept. 15. April 20. Charles R. 1841 . 1878. d. d. young. Amy D.^ Russell. Heath of Jaffrey... . Nov. Charles R. b. 1854. 1852. 1861. d.^ 1849. b. Mrs. b.Jesse^ of Richmond). 3. 17. 1875. I.. An . Dec. m. Blay 28. Benjamin Read. 11. : . 1859. b. Sept. Joanna Holbrook d. Moses b. 1824. Lorenzo^ Ballou {Aaron. b. Oct. b. 26. 1881. 25. 3. b. George Oscar. b. in Troy. d. March 30. July 11. b. L. 20 2. May 11. 1873. Nov.. Lizzie O. (b. : Harry L. Ripley (b. 29. m. in Smithfield. Dec. R. b.^ Eussell. Mary E.. 1867. m. mond). Deziah C. Jotham. 1819. m. 8. Aug. b. . b. Oct. Oct. Sarah Jane . m. 1. 25. 1881 d. Nov.^ Ballou (Aaron. cl. Oct. July 27. Williams of Solon. 1857). of North Providence. . 1845. Collier. 7. March 22. 27.. Albert R. Wallace A. May 16.. 1867. 28. d.b. Ella Joel Gilbert.. 6. 1838. Nelson A. daughter of J. 1867). 12. d.^ Set/i. Sept.'^ .'^ b. 1877. d. 11. Children John R. May b. : Aimer Jane. Jane. d. 1850.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Children 1875. Nov.Jillson {Javies.. 1854. Jan. Frank O. Oct. 22. Charles E. b. June 2. Don A. May 26. d. . 15. . 1821.2nd.^ Ballou (Alonzo. b. 1846 Sept. Nov. 1890.. 29. April 1873). 1860 d. . b. 1830. d. infant.^ Jesse^ of Richmond) m. 1875. ter of JoTHAM^ Ballou (Alouzo. Dora M.^ Asquive. b. Italy Ballou of Richmond (b. 24. Jane 1. in Swanzey). m. 1858 1860 m. Clyde. 11.. Oct. .danghterofW. May 12. b. 1851 June . of Richmond 26. . 1820. m.. 1798. 1st. Dec. June 3. b. July 19. m. 28. March 19.^ Aaron. b. Chihiren Ehnore R. 17. 1848 d. (b."^ Asquire. 20. m. MosE&i Ballou of Sinithfield. Augusta. daugh- Asa Healy. 1868 ra. Dec. Sept. Jan. R. 1881. b. Dodge. Nov.~ Jttmes^). 1818. Sept. 16. 1845 d. June Truman L. March 14. June 22.. Ann Asenath (b. 24. 8. 1833 William W.. 23.. March 23. 285 1843.'^ Seth. Emma 9. 1819 d. Feb. 1792. in Troy. 1884. Brown. 1872. b. 22. Hattie L. b. b. d. June Milo L.

April 10. . 24. daughter of Luke EUor. b. m. lv835. Parker. b. 1848. Applin m. 3. Children by . 10.^ William. Mass. Eugene : . 1829) . 1890. Child: BANKS. (J/osesi of Troy). Ballou {Ozial. 1874. b. Mass. daughter of Clark B.. daugliter of Elijah Lane. b.. m. b.. 1816 he d. 28. July 28. 1. m. b. 1887. 3d. F.. . m. 18. 1777. James^ Banks. Polly Wiley : Alraira. 14. 20.. b. Polly Wiley (d. b. b. Children by Mary Weaver: Harriet W. d. b. William.. 2. b. 1859 d. Apr. Charles . Nov. 17. 1872). Chapman Alanson W. m. 26. 1864. : . 1855. 1850. June 19. Nov. b. isi. June 22. 1827.s m. Nov. Elwln M. S. 1846. daughter of Andrew B. Jan. 1850 d. Lyman m.b. Sept. Chapman (d.2 Ballou (3foses^ of Troy).. Nov. May 9. 1808.^ Ozial. 1814. Children: Etta V. Sylvanus. 1850. 1805. 1829).S. March 11. Philena G.. 1812. 1816) of Rockingham.^ James^). .^ Banks widow of Moses D. 12. Sept. 18G7. April 28. Nov. 2nd. March 23.. (d. Oct.^ Banks {Alanson W.. lied. Jan. . Emma M. 11. 1857 d. 2. 1862 m. Nov. 1876. April 24. b.. Wniliam. . 13. b. Nov. Henry W. March 31. Aug. 1810. 10. 1890. Ai-anson W. Darius Peterson of Winchester d.. John 1853 . 2. 1870. Apr. b. m. Child Edith Maj'. Ballou. July 20. Applin. Lane (d. July 24. (b.. 1826. Martha H. 1856. . Sarah S. Mary M. 20. 11. William^ Banks (J^awesi). m. m. 1824 d. Albkrt R. Mass. b. Dec. March 28. : July 18.. 1. Mary Weaver (d. d. Nov. 1872. May . m. March 2. Children Frank Albert. . April 25. 1865. M. b. . 1864. 2. March 26. 1st. b. 1st. April 15..James^). Mar3' E. Ella M. Ilolbrook of Springfield. 2nd. March 4. b. Feb. .. Dec. 25. Dec. Feb. 26. Nov. daughter of Israel Selanda 1st. Feb. d. 27. Oct.James^). Child by {William. 22. 1817. "Sept. P2tta. Vt. of Benjamin Mason. Eveleth. 1849. Jennie. d. 1822 m. 1820 m. 1859. Jan.. h.. April 10. Mary Deziah. d. 25. Marthen Child : (b. . 2nd. 19.286 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. in Rutland. Cook. 22. 1858. daughter 20. (b. Child Fanny Martha. 1821) Martha H. b. Mar. Moses D. April 11. 1777. . Dec. (b.. Mary M. Dec. Eunice F.2 Ballod : . 19. 1827. Dec. b. 1855 m. Nov.'^ Ebenezer. 1806. 1751 1752 . b. E. Oren W^yley of Greenfield. 1829). Silvia and Silvia b. Eunice F. Henry W. 1859). 23. b. 1870). 1866).

July 22. 23. Catherine L. 8. (d. Alexander. 1804. . Feb. Children by Ann. 1843. Jarvis Bates and his wife Eliza Ann had Julius Jarvis. Laura W. Aug. Aug. 6. .^ Bartlett (Eoyal^ of Guilford.. 1859 m. 30. BARRETT. Dec. 1807. July Surr3^ Mary George H. Earl. b. b. Henri^ Baxter {Robert^ of Providence. R. b. Alfred Barrett m.. 1853. Anna R. 2nd. Mary E. b. b. March 15. Jan.. 24. : Rosie E. 5. 1839. 28.. Rufus Thompson. 1864. 1845. jamin Thatcher. (b. battles. Dr. b. /. . 1868. Edwin : . 1843. Mary (b... Aug. b. Jan. 28.) . 21.. Nov. Lydia Blodgett. 1806. b. Feb. 1849).^ Barden (Abner S. Jonathan Ellis of Kentuck3\ Children 1849. daughter of Luther . 1866. 7. 1883. daughter of Seth Willard of Winchester. Jan. 1779 d. 1875. BATES. 1875. Vt. 1877.. Oct. Apr. Lula E. Livonia M. 8.. 24. 4. Sylvands Bartlett^ {Sylvanus^ of Northfielcl. BARTLETT.. . Aug. Bates m. b. Jan. Mary Jane. 7.. Sept. d. 5. 1864. Mary Ann. Mary G.. 1784 m. 1846). daughter of Cassius M. 1845.. m. Percey Gordon. Nellie M. m. widow of Clark Wilson he d. 1840. (b.. 1868. PniNEHAS Battles m. 8. 14.. b.). 287 BARDEN. Mass. 7. daughter of Lyman Fred E. 1st. 21. Sept. 27. 1871. Darwin D. 1865). b. Aug. Philinda Hale. Ann Elizabeth. Nov.xq. July 10. . 1809 d. b. b. 1844. Sarah J. 2nd. 15. m. Aug. Mary b. b. 1st. Apr. 29. Sept.). b. 1836 m. Apr. . : Fred F. Daniel H. 20. 31. May 16. July 27. 1843). Charles A. 1831. 1873. 1797. 11. Lillian M. of Pomfret. 17.. April 10. 16. Child : Charles D. b. b. Feb.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. : . 1870. of 1805 Anna Johnson Edith. Vt. Apr. daughter of Elijah Weedon of Conn. July Leach.. . b. Nov. 20. March 8. Oct. 1885. daughter of Ben- BAXTER. Children . Aug. March 20. C.'^ of Richmond) b. 7. m. 1842 d. April 4.

March m. b. Children: Olin L.Robert^).. Thomas H. Capron. Pa. b. F. Wellington. Amos BELDING. 1870. Child: Leon Eugene. 24. Bliss of Royalston. Henry C. 1863. 1. 24. b. . Had four sons and two daughters.. 25. 1845 . Children: b. . Grace L. Samuel Belding. Fred E.. Chesterfield). 1821 . m. C.288 . 1855. Oct. 1st. . Aug. 1862.1824).3d. m. Philotha P.. July 7. 8. Levering. Kiah. April 10. ni. m. (b. Mar^^ Rogers (d. J. Annie E. 3 Baxter . 1847. Wellington of Holyoke.. daughter of Jonathan d. Leonard E. 1860. 1843. March 11.. 1874.. 4. Mary Ann. Samuel and David. Elmer E. 1858) of Dover.. StrafTordshire. Nov. Oct.Beal (Samuel^ of Chesterfield). m. Lucy. March 9. Darwin D. ra. 1873. Feb. Feb. b. March 4. 1857 . Oct.^ Samuel^). 5. b. 17. S. 1811 ni. 26.. Sarah W. II. 1822. Belinda B. 1815. 1850. b. b. Evans of Keene. 2nd. Will. F. Nov. Octavia Farnum of Holyoke. 1878.. . May 6. 4. 22. 13. 22. 11. Mass. 1864 . HISTORY OF SWANZEY. d. Feb. Parmelia Smith of Warwick. Hill. Julia A. Phebe M.. 6. m. 1861. 1835. 23. b. Seaver. Oct. Archie A. Aug. March 9. b. 17. Harvey H. b. Hiram Drewry of Girard. Apr. 13. Aug. Addie P. B.Samuel^). from field. daughter of Andrew J. 1865.^ Beal (Luther. Amos E. 1866. Henrietta A. England. b. 1889.. m. Aug. 1847. Jan. daughter of Jonathan Bryant of Richmond.. 1879. The sons' names were Noah. June 20. Dec. 1822). 15. 1811 d. Jonathan W. Commodore. b. S. Swanzey very One of the daughters married Noah Nash of Hatfield and the other William Ames of Deerfield. daughter of John Martin of Richmond d. J.^ Beal {Samuel^ of m. 1882. March 1888. Alfreda (b. 1862. b. Mass.d. 8. E. m. March 24. b. b. March 22.. Oct. George A. LuTiiEu. Oct. Commodore^ Bexl (Luther. 12. Mass. 1877. 25. 21. b. Sept. BEAL. {Henry. July 7.. 1813 d. 28. m. He d. b. b. 1863.. . Jan. 1819 m. b. settled in Wethers- Conn.. Apr. Ivo. 1876. b. Dec. b. 1817.. Samuel and David settled in after soon the first settlement in the town was made. Children: Cora Jane.

28. 6. Conn. Samuel B. . Conn. bapt.. 6. Elijah^ Belding (David. Dec. Apr. Dec. 289 I wife Cbristian Wethersfield. Brown. Wethersfield. Nov. 4. in. 1770 m. Abel Twitchel of Dublin. 25.^ Samuel^). d. July 15. Aug. 1813. 30. Sept. Children : 25. 1760. m. b. bapt. 1756. May 6. June Thankful. b. May 14. 1812. bapt. 1789 m. : She m. 1758. in Aug. 1804. Jan. b. Luther Wright. 1816. Feb. 1. daughter of William Carr 29. 1769 ni. David. Children: Seth. bapt. Oct. Thankful. m. 12. 2nd. 1765. 8. bapt. 1795. Wealthy. 13. b. Lucy. Moses Hills. Cynthia. Sarah. Hills. 7. probChildren Lovina. 3. Samuel. Oct. Mary. 15. 28. 1772 m.). 1775. Erasmus Marble. bapt. b. 1743 . 1744. Oct. ChilElizabeth. bapt. b.1787.b. bapt. Mary. Feb. 1758. ably a daughter of Abraham Graves. March 26. b. bapt. Rachel. The of his wife was Naomi. Elizabeth Warner. 8. Dolly. Cyprian Wright. d. David. 1814. 16. Twins d.^ SamueU) Dec. 1807. name Samuel^ Belding [Samuel.Sanmel^). Samuel^ Belding {Samuel^ of : . 12. 1792 m. b. 1776 Elijah. Moses. about 1747 . Thankful. Jan. July 15. Martba. Jan. 1770. May 4. d. bapt. 1775. Moses. rah. dren b. He d. Read. May 11. 2. . July 5. Charlotte. 29.. June 28. 1764. Calvin Sophia. Mrs. 19. June 1773. b. Christian. 1793. James. 16. 15. June May 7. Elkanah Lane . March 17. W. . Polly. . He d. 18. 1743.). 1780 . Roger Thompson. 1752 ra. 1771. Samuel. 1767. MosES-^ Belding (Davkl. 1791. Nov. Aug. Jan. Feb. b. m. b. b. 1806. Nov. Nov. 1798. 1745. m. 1776. . Feb. . in May. Feb. Lucinda. bapt. 1762. 1777. had by his Elijah. Jan. 5. Sa- rah. . 1764. 3d. m. 1st. bapt. May 27. May 20. 1791. m. m. Esther. . b. 1784. She d. An infant d. Jetliro Kimball. b. m. 4. . Milley. 1782. bapt. 10. 21. 1778.^ SamxieV-). Rlioda (b. Sept. 7. John and Asa. May 23. d. 1763. March 1779. Carr. Israel Houghton Gunn. . Rachel. Sylvia. Aug. Rachel 4. Sab. 1771. 1782 Apr. 1789. bapt. Lydia. m. 1802). : David^ Belding (David.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. 18. b. bad bj' bis Eleanor. Consider Carpenter. Ephraim Page. Aug. bapt. 2. bapt. Abraham Page. May Hayes. m. Submit Graves. Richardson.. Solomon.. d. Mr.. Dec. 9. b. Setb. 1774 m. 1809 19. David^ Belding {Samuel^ of wife Thankful : m. Feb.

1867. Elvira (b. 14. 11. Nov. m. b. Aaron Richardson . April 17. Jan. Feb. Oct. 1803. Aliuira. 31.. b. m. Jambs'* Belding {Moses.^ David. . 11. 2. b. Aug. aged 72^ j^ears) d. Frank Ilolden. 1837. 1882) daughter of Mark Cook of Chesteriield. Feb. Nellie Maria. 1804).^ David. Children: Eliza. Feb. March 13. b. George Blake. Ira. Elijah'* Belding (Elijah. Apr.. 4. AVilliam Carr.. 1778. b. Samnel^). in ChilINIarlboroiigh). 1795. b. July 29. in. b. May 4. Dolly (b. 1796. b. b. BENNETT. daughter of Thomas Trowbridge d. Jan. b. Moses. 1765. 19. m. Mary Grout. m. Dec. 1797. April 9. Jan. 1863.290 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Aug. in.'^ SamueV). Frank Ilolden of Brattleboro'. Joseph Ware. Oakman of Hazel Green. 1869. Nov. Children: . Jan. Oct. dren Anna. Elijah Carr^ Belding (grandson of Elijah. 1797 ni. 14. 6. b. m. 1. 19.^ Jan. . 1841. 1787. 1831 m. Nov. in Woodstock. Feb.^ David. 1833. b. b. 29. 1799 d. David and Deborah. 11. b. 1765 Deborah. aged 88 years. 12. and afterwards came to S^anzey. 1765. b. Perry. Feb. 4. Vt. daughter of Isaac McAlister of Marlborough. 1863 d. la. b. 1867. 4. 4.^ b. m. 30. Dolly. July 3. 1871. March 31. Mass.^ Samuel^). 1787. : William . 1841 d. 23. b. Philander. b. Abbie Malvina.^ Samuel^). Belding {Elijah C. widow Abijah Whitcoinb (d. Margaret (b. b. Maria. Rebecca Hammond (b. 1826. 1827 m. b.^ Scnmiel^). 25. Vt. 1825. Emeline Edith. Sept. Charles S. 1. Ma}' 1 1. d. Jackson. 1863). March 8. 17. Maria. 1802.. Seth'' Belding (Samuely^ Samuel. 7. a Mr. April 9. b. of Keene. Augusta Jane. 18. b. Ellen Eliza. 1835. Maria Elizabeth. 16. 1792. b. Dec. William Lowell. 18. Goodnow. b. and was the first child b. C. 1862. Oct. 1803 . . Nov. in 1787 Richmond. Feb.^ grandson of Elijah.^ David. 1843. 1795 m. b. Feb. about 1740 . 22. 1787. b. March 17. Dec.. Stearns. Asa. Abraham Yt. Levi. Dec. 1826. C. Children Mary Juliette. m. 11. in Woodstock. . William C. m. Elvira S. daughter . 7. Francis Abijah. . . m. 1789. William S. b. 1829. 1864. : Aug. b. 1799. in . John Bennett and settled Children : came from Douglas. July 15. Abijah Blake. of Levi Blake. b. Levi Dec. in. Nov. 27. 1876.. Jan. May 25. 1774. 5. H. N.

Harriet (b. b. Feb. 28. A. dangiiter of . b. Vt. David3 Bennett {David.^ John^). Mann. Abigail Genney of West- Allen-^ Bennett {David. Aug. Feb. 1764). 1801 vin Curtis. . 1797). 1849). Ruth Britton of Westmoreland residence unknown. 10. David'-^ . daughter of Isaac Hinds of Chesterfield. Mr. 1836. 23. Aldrich d. Samuel P. 1815. 1830. m. 1. 10. m. d.^John^). daughter of Anthony Harris. Dec. Alvah Keyes removed to . b. : Dec. 1867. 1854. ra. Ellen A. Allen. Levi. b. m. 1819. Anna 1826. Sept. b. Amos.^ Jolin^). Howard of Springfield. April 21. Amelia. Jan. m. m. 1834. Esther. Sept. July 16. b. July 3. 1770. Sept. Bennett {John^ of Douglas. 1840. Amasa Albert Gallatin. S. 16. Jan. 1826. 1799. raim. 24. Curtis. 1794. Mary Cooly. 1. m. Jan. Sprague d. July 3. m. Luke. Martin. Lucy (b. Cyrus Garnsey.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS.. Lydia. Nehemiah^ Bennett (John^). b. 1825. 30. Dec. . March 19. Job Whitcomb. 3. m. Jan. Lucy m. 9. b. Arthur Hinds of Chesterfield. Maiy. William H. 1789. 1799. 6. m. 1787. Mass. March 12. m. Calfurna Amanda. Jonas Twitchell. June 30.^ JoJm^). b. David. Feb. 18. 17. b. Gilbert 9. b. Children : Hirain. b. 3. daughter of Amasa . JoHN^ Bennett. 1765 m. b. Nellie. Sept. Asaliel. April 22. b. Joanna. b. 12. 9.. George A. 2. Dec. Feb. 12. 1822. Aug. . 1883). He d. Nov. 1778. 29. Mass. m. June : 29. Child: Eph- Caleb? Bennett (David. Children Caleb. Dec. 1831 . b. b. Aug. 1799 m. March 1. . b. (b. Addis Emmit. 1768 m. Feb. 1803 . 28. 1847. 6. 16. Ama (b. b. Amos Garnsey. 25. b. daughter of Cal1825. 1770 m. 12. Children: Irvin Boliver. 15. m.). b. Dec. 1829. 1829 . Naomi. Oct. b. 1845. Jan. Aug. Mrs. Aug. moreland. 1794. . 1774. Ldke3 Bennett {David. Nov. 31. Sophia (b. b. 1828. Cliildren Fernando Byron. Aug. May 6. 1797. 30. Hartland. 31. 1806. 1856.. 1818. Feb. Oct. Na- thaniel Prime of Chesterfield. b. 1766. Asahel went west. Jan. 6. d. John. 8. June 22. 1850. 30. Nehemiab. March 1797. came from Richmond and d. 1836). Isaac 291 . d.

Bennett (Davicl. b. 1848. 24.h.^ ra. daughter of David Jan. 1839. Mass."* Bennett {Luke. Child: Ivo A. 1848 m. reMary Elizabeth. ni. Children: P^n^ily B.. 1. 1848. 111. Sept. 1828.. 7. 22. Children : sides in Burlington. 15. July 5. C Bennett {Amos m.. Edith Snell lives in Somerville. b. Hiram Bennett (Nehemiah. m. Oscar 28. Oct. Children she resides in Somerville. 1826. 1826. ra. 1836. Leon S. p:mma 24. Hammond. Sept. Amos G. Oct. Nehemiali.^ rn. Sarah Jane. Fanny. m. 1824. A])r. April 24.^ : Ann Carrie M. June 22.. 1863... Asahel. ni. b.^ John^). S. March 23.h.'^ David.^ John^). Balstou (b. John M. and d. 7. Feb. Emma 14. b. 1871. 1851). 26. B. 5. 1S28). G.. May 28. 1834. 1830. d. June 22. 1849. b.^ John^). Oct. 3. daughter Thompson She m. Nov. (d. Feb. b. Elida Child P. 3d. 4. May 1. 31. d.. ^ JoJm^). E. a Mr. b. Aug. 1864.John^). Children: Frank H. 1826. H. 1866 . 1882). He d. Blake of Surry for a second husband.. b. nois. 1871). Esther Maria. 1825. Barlow. b. daughter of Esek Buffum of Richmond. d.. Addis Read.^ Bennktt {Amos. b. . April 18. resides in Illi.^ David.John^). b..^ David. Amos Wales G. m.. b. Wis. Oct. P^nos Bigolow. 18. Mass. Frank Blake of Surry . b.^ Amos. William June 23. d. 1850. Jan. 4. 12. Harriet M. 1850.. 1862. Aldrich . 1854 . Nov. (b. 1857. b. Polly. John. April 18. May July 15. Dec. Oscar. P. Otto P.h. 1. Addis Eldorus. 2. . Swain.4 Bennett (Luke. William Marian of Watpole. b.. C. Abby J. 1856. m. Aug. 1826. ni."* Andrew. 1854. May 13. Irvin B. He d. 20. Samuel Bennett : b. Fernando m. Almina C. Ma}' 2. b. a of Jesse second wife in Indiana. March b. June Eddie. 7. Charlotte W.. ni. Taft. 1854. Aug. daughter of Peleg 28. b. ra. 25. 1834.'^ John^). Feb. 1889. 1843 m. daughter of John L. . Mass. . Feb. Amos^ Bennett (Nehemiah. 1854. 1862 d. 1868.. Oct. B. . b. 1848. 7. in Somerville. 7. resides in Wheaton. 1870.^ Davicl.. Garnsey.Jolin^). .^ NehemiaJi. 1850. b. 1st. 1821. 1828.292 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. (David. Feb. Children: Oscar 1847. P^eb. 25. 1853 April 24. Apr. Lueretia (d. daughter of Aaron R. May 5. July. Jan.

where he d. Eleanor J.. (AUe7i^ of . Augusta (b. Feb. 1771. Attie H. 1773. Aug. 2nd. d. 23. d. 1819. 1882).. 24. daughter of Thomas bidwell. 9. m. 1837). Piper. m. Henry G. Nov. W.. daughter April.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. Dec. Emily (b.. March 29. Children: Maria L. Eastman. 7.^ Nehemiah. b. m. : April 26. Jennie E. 1801 m. 1783. m. 1870. March 20. Elisha Bishop m. Geo. 17. 1881. d. 1844. Nov. Ethan B. b. Wells of Eockingham. Langdon). 1865. Hale. daughter of Col. m. . June Daniel Beverstock. June 26. 1867.). March 18. 1874). Daniel Bishop.. . b. Ezckiel Kellogg of Clarendon.. . 3 Bidwell {Grove. May 18. daughter of John D. Nov. 1834. gail. Timothy Bishop and Hannah had: Lucy. 16. m. April 29. 20. 1879. Dec. 1834 m. Children Eugene R. 1872. 1889. 1837. Lois Whitcomb. Grove^ Bidwell (b. 1831 A. A. m. Dec. Dec. Nov. 1823. 13. 23. 1873. Nov. b. b. BEVERSTOCK. Abi- May 23. Edward Beverstock. 24.^ Bennett {Amos G. about 1850). . b. Sept. 1803. 1787. Molly. 1st. Edith Steel. b. 1853 of George W. . b. Dec. b. Clara E*. Luciuda June 4.. . 31.^ John^) b. Fanny Samuel^ Bishop {David^ of Hubhardston. b. Cressou.^ Amos. Betsey Bishop m. Vt. 1871. daughter of Amasa Ballon.^ Allen^). 1857 m. George G. Mass. May 9. b.. {Grove. May 12. He d.. 3. He d. 1875.. 1868. b. Fred 0. Bishop. 1790. 2d. 1881. Feb. Sept.. 5... 1773. Osman AprU 29.. 23. 12. 1837. Timothy Bishop m. Dec. Nov.. 18. 1788. 3. 24. b. 6. 1883. 17. Apr. daughter of David B. b. (b. Nov. daughter of Lawrence Jefts of Charlestown. Draper. 293 Otto P.^ Bidwell Osman A.AUeji^). Anna Hill. George G. James B. Jan. 1847. Vt. Aldrich of Richmond. 25. Stella A.

Ramsdell. b. Feb. May 16.^ Swanzey. b. Marshall. He 5. lives in Canada. twin to Polly. Jan. b. 1830. 1856). 1857.^ Andreio. Jan. 12. (b. Mass. 13. b. . 1801 Abijah^ Blake {Levi.. 1819 . BLAKE. The emigrant ancestor of Levi Blake. 29. 1809. 1843. Sept. 1818). who settled in settled in Sandwich. Nathan Fessenden. BLACK. daughter EUery K. b. March 1806 . m. 1826. June 4. Feb. a Mr. Polly Kelly (b. in Ches. .. May 30.. 14. Cliihh'en Ella A. Jan 14. 1811. Mass. daughter of Calvin Chapin of Craftsbury. Levi^ Blake {Ahijah. 2ud. Sept. . ra. Oct. in Northfield. George L. jah Belding. 10. Vt. Sept. Aug. John Dummer. b. 1804. 28. 1842 . 1811 Lowell. 1825 m. b. Jan. . Benjamin Chever. 1801. 19. d. Maria (b. . Oct. 8. Mass. Belding. 3. . drowned in Lake Michigan. April 12. 1850. b. m. ter of xYinasa Aldrich d. 1853) terfield. . Children: Abijah. Leach of Westmoreland. Sarah Jane. 25. 24. 1828. Levi and Lowell (twins).. His descendants Andreio. Children: Ellen M. 12. 1st. 1773 b. resided in Wrentham. b. Aug.'^ Andreio^).^ Blake {Levi. Ann M. daugh. Aug. Feb. 1865. March 11. Dec. daughter of Eli. Feb. d. 11. 25.. 1836. d.'^ Abijah. Edgar E. 1809 d. {Jolin^ of Putney. Emeline A. Elijah C. July 25. b. Abigail (b. 1803).^ Andreio. June 11. 1800). 6. Oct. July 5. Vt. of 20. b. Child : Nancy Maria. 1855. 1800. 1841.^ Abijah.^ ancestors of Levi. Elvira. ni. 5. Oct. 12. 1830: 1832. 8.2 Black (EW of Chesterfield). b. b. b. Feb. 1850. 11. 1816 ra. 2nd. Ahlrich of Richmond. 1809. Rebecca Willanl (b. Sumner W. ni. Aug. Susan A.294 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Dec. Orrin2 Black ni. 1. 20. b. Vt. 29. d. Sept. b. 1816. Orrin. b. Levi. in Ashburnhaiu. b. David R. d. Polly Kelley.'^ Andreio. 1860. 17. Feb. March 14. 1838).). 1834. ra. 1811 .. Aug. 1858. June 24. Gracie E. 1843. Jan. m. March 25. 1875. Smith. 1800. Apr. m.. d. July m. Maria Cornell.. 8. May 26. : . Benjamin C. in Suny d. 1855. 14.^ Aiuheiv'^). 8. Ingalls of Keene m. m. 1870. and Abijah. 1778. James H. .^ Andrew^). . Levi. 20.^ Aiidreto. Elbridge H. (b. Nov. b.

1864. April 8. Dec. removed to Springfield. The entire famil}'. m. M. June 3. J. 1782. b. BOLLES. Mittie. 19. b. in Minnesota. from Royalston. 1811. Hiram O. 4. Cora. Sept. 19. Children Ella M. 1838 d. Sarah E. 1757. July 7. Randall^ Bolles (JoJm^).. July b. 1872. I. Feb. b. S. m. Joshua. 1864. June 9. m. March 21. April 22. 1814. . daughter of JoVt. Marah M. 1855. 1887. BLISS. July 21. m. . Nathan C. Mass. Nettie E. b. Sally. 1787. 1819. 1816. Jesse. April 27.. (twins). m. Aug. 1867. (twins). 1829). Jonas. May 18. b. b. daughter of James Olcott. Andrew E. Dec. d. b. . May 29. 6. 1785. Sept. Children: Emily Maria. June Grade (b. 11. m. b. 1853). Minnie F. dangliter of Sanford Bowles. Alice Haskins of Orange.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 1870. Jan. dangliter of William Read. 1863.. 19. b. b. : . June 17. March 20. Sophia (b. Streeter of Concord. 1820. 1807. Feb. May 22. Mass. Jan. Pliebe 9. Jan. 20. Amanda 1856. Aug. 1811). b. d. Alfred Malindu S. m. 24. Sopiiia July Ora D. 1853 m. 1793 d.. 23. Ida SoChildren: phia (b. Barney. 4. Feb.. b. 1868.^ Bliss {Benjamin^ : . Hannah. 1841 . b. (b. 1826. George R. A. Dec.). 1753 . BLODGETT. b. Moore. Martha Children: ter of Carlostink Blake of Weare. daughJohn Holbrook. Chatterton. Sarah Fletcher : (b. 111. 1784. 1850.. d. 22. Mr. Jonas Blodgett. 1811). daughter of Nelson and Huldah Nash (a daughter of Joseph Hammond). b. d. and Marah M. Charles Blodgett. d. . Children John.. d.. . seph Adaline P. ni. Andrew J. Oct. 1791. d. b. d. b. July 29. 1879). Emily (b. and Cata F. May 15. 12.. 1859 m. Flora J. 3. 1859. C. May 22. 20. 1833 m. . 1. d. Susan Ann (b. 27. 1847. Amma.^ 295 9. July 15. James PL. June 14. m. b. Oct. b. Walter Davis. L. 1795 m. Jul}' 2. daughter of John Holbrook. Blake {Elijah^ of Keene).Bolles {Elijah} of Riclimond). b. m. Children John. Lawson . 1840). 1789. 12.. Jan. Beal. b. 1871. b. Putnam of Keene. May 30. 1833) d. Jan. March 29. June 9.

b. Nov.Amos'^ of Richmond). 1850. Aug.. 7.^ Bolles (RandalW^ John^).296 Feb. Jan. Edmund A. 31. of Richmond. Children: Amos AV. 1826. Bourn (Nathaniel. Reuben L. Ansel'' 15.. He d. May 1867. 1855. . 20. 1839 m. 1846. had three children . 2. jr. Hattie E. 1838. 1812. an adopted son. 1. Marcli Abida Ann. 1840. Amasa W. 1814. 1848. 19. b. 1869. 1841 1. Feb. 21. 1837. 1887.. m. b. Aug. d. Dec.. Maria INI. Nov. 15. Children Eda May. b. 1838..3 William. daughter of Asa E. Moses Garfield of Royalston. June 10. 1832..^ Amos^ of Richmond) b. John C. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Sept. Jan. 1847). Jan. 1848 d.^ Amos^). Mass. Mary (b. Albert A. 1837. 1832.. 1790.'^ William. 13. Bennett of Glen Soutton. d. 17. Chil1791 . m. Nov.'* Nathaniel. 1851.. b. 13.. 1869. H. 1875. Mary Butler of Troy. Aug. H. March 1. Farr. Ansel E. 1846. . b. Selina. June 13. Aug. dren : Asahel B. 27. liam. N. 1817. b. William J. 1803). b. Almanza C.^ William. Hiram H.. b. b. Jan. . Celeste J. (Ansel. 1877. 26. 1826. Jan. b. Oct.. m. 19. May 20. Oct. Nathaniel'* Bourn (Nathaniel. 17. 4. . 1814 . LydiaM. ter of Silas Ballon. 20. Jan. Q. Angier of Fitzwilliam. 24.^ Bourn (iVa^7iaH('eZ. July 29. Ansel E. 1). BOURN. 1839). Wil. b. 1842 m. May 11. d. b. Jan. P. m. 1859 d. Aug. 16. Oct.^ Bourn 27. young. Feb. 1879 d. : . July 14.'^ Willicnn. 29. Sept. daughter of John Cass. John C. m. 1883.. 1868. 1835 June 21. March 3. Nathaniel. Emerson. m. Aug. b. b. April 12. 1844 d. Charles R. (b.. d. 4. 1872. d. daughter of Henry R. 1). . April 12. 1872). i^o. b. d. Martha L. b. Sept. m. b. 8. m. b. June 11. 8. Laura A. Nov. 1821 m. Ansel. Nov. Laura Ann (d. b. 16.. Children John. Sept. Hiram 8. Aug. b. daughter . 1829. b. 1879. 1850. June 11.. May 4. . re. Aug. 1881. 8. 1837. 8.h. Nathaniel^ Bourn (William. sides in Illinois . Children: Hiram H. b. Applin. 1853. b.^ Amos^ of Richmond). Apr. 1834). 1813. 14. Amos^). 26. 1829. Esther (b. daugh. Fred W.'^ 1. May 7.. 1838. Silas. Lawrence of Winchester. 1848. M. 7. Selina A. 1834. May 30. Henry R. Ellen E. d.. b. (b. Oct. b.. 7. March 19. : . aged 73. July 14. June 24. b. d. Nov. Charles P.

May 20. : 297 of Albert A. daughter of Silas White of Fitzwilliam. 28. (b. 13. daughter of Lucius Whitcomb. M. (b. April 6. 1852. 11. 3.. RuFUS^ BowEN (Reuben. : BOWLES. 1853 . Children: p:ddie Sanford. He d. 1852. b.).. 1884. 21. April Thompson. 1882.'^ Jerrel A. R. Elijah. . 1860). 2nd. (b. m. Jennie 13. 3d. April 21. 2nd. Benjamin F. b. April 6. 5. 1887. 1825 . N. Oscar E. in Fitzwilliam. b. b. b. of Winchester. m. Sylvia S. Edmund A. July 2. 29. Sept. m.. 18.^ Bowen (Zimri of Richmond). 1826. Marcus 1883. 1883.^ Bowen H. July 12. 1800. 1831 in. 1871). drich of Richmond. d. : BOUVIER. d. 21. m.. May 20. Nov. 1861. May 29. 1861). Ida Sophia. 1st.^ Amos^). Sept. 9. June 9. b. daughter of Schuyler Seaver. b. daughter . Edgar Earl. Raymond. (b. m. Jan. 1866. Children Lizzie Maria. daughter of m. March 19. Oct. March 3.^ Bouvier (Charles^ of Keene). Lona A. in Swanzey.. b. June James. Jan. Children Nov. . May 26. Maria. Thomas Naylon. Dec. Fassett. 1827 Richmond Fisher of Kendall of m. Mary M.. Jan. 1886. Francis R. 1820). BOYCE. 1887. June J.. 1851. Mrs. Flora A.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 1863. b.^ William. b. 21. Sanford^ Bowles (Elijah^ of Landaff). 1839. daughter of March 18. 1848). daughter of Peter Starkey . Sept. 1868.. Nancy S. April 21. d.^ Nathaniel. b. b.^ Thomas^ of Richmond) b. (b. 1870. 1850. Lydia A. 1869. m. b. 6. 1851. 1857). Nov. C. June 7. Emma b. 1836 d. 8. d. . 1874.. m. 1876. . Sept. Oct. (Uberto. Esther 27. daughter of Rhoda Al. m. Mabel R. 30. March 2. L. 1866). 1872. Child: BOWEN. 1st. March 18. Grace E. (b. Archie 17. Tubbs (b. 1851 m. June 9. Nellie E. George Laden. June b.. Jan.^ Botce (Jacob^ of Richmond). 22. Charles A. 1888). Feb. 5 Bovrs (John 0.^ Nathaniel^ of Richmond. d. H. Charles Blodg- ett. 12. 16. Oct. Henry JSf. 1887. b.1855. 1840. Sept. b. Edward. . Ella Agnes. March 11. Alona (d. 1883. Curtis of Richmond. b. Child Alice M.

m.. March 11. Silas. ra. d. 1794. Deborah. Henry E. 20. BRAGG. 1S53. d.. 1846. Winchester. 1767 m. b. July 21.. 2nd. m. daughter of Samuel Sargent of Marlborough. 1852. Henrietta L. b.. July 22. March 8. both buried in son of Mount Holly... 1858. Persis. Joseph.1836. : Swanzey. Children Lucinda K. daughni. amin Garey of Jaffrey.. Children: Elwin F. 27. Feb. b. : SiLAS^ Brewer ter of Josiah AYoodward. 1884). Children Polly. Debd. Bezaleel Taft. 1815). Jonathan Asa. Sarah A.^ Breed {31oses^ of Brattleborough. Lucy. E. Feb. b. 1825. William Bridge ren : Samuel.. b. b. May 10. 1866. bis wife. Ennna F. . Persis. 1832. P^benezerNash of Chesterfield. Mar}'. 1767. Fanny M. : . Mass.. I). (liosicell^). 27. July 29. 1846. b. 2. Jan. Martha L. Alonzo Lewis of Chesterfield.. 1855. 1782. 1771 James. 1826. Jul}' 24. 1772.Brewer (James^). m. b. 14. Child- . James Brewer came to Swanzey. m. bridge. BREWER. Nov.^ James'^). Arthur Hastings of daughter of John Thompson. m..b. March 11. April 10. m. Lucy (b. Oct. 1854.. b.). Willard S. Elkanah Lane. Allen of BREED. Asa. Lovina (d. Timothy Lewis of Chesterfield. Children Asa. 1832 . 1828 . m. b. b. 1816. d. ter of 7. b. 17. June 5. m. Feb. b. Solomon. Charles Jack. Justus Alba2 M. {Asa. Feb. Nov. b. Feb. BenjClark. Nov. He d. Mary. 21. . d. Vt. Calvin Bemis. 1869). Oct. his wife Rachel b. Nov. 22. 1849 Lucius F. Mrs. Vt. daughHe d. d. had children : Alba M. 1869. Silas Wheeler. 8. 1880. July 26. b. Samuel Cross of Salem. U.. 1857. Aug. 25. m. 28. Betsey. 1856. Oct. Susan D.m. 1869 . Jul}' 7. in Berlin. April 5. 1824 d. He d. p:dgar C. 1817. John. John A. Keene. July 1847. 1780. John J. 1844. Mass. Aug. 3. m. RoswELL Bragg and m. Aug. 1852. June 10. b.298 HISTORY OF swanzey. 27. • orah (b.

. m.. William C. 1813 . March 23. Stoddard of Brattleborough. 1817. Foster Thayer. Earl of Keene. 29. min Howard : . 18.. Jan. Aug. M.. 1885). Azubah. Sarah M. d. b. Samuel Read (twins). Alfred^ Britton {Reuben^ of 'Westmoreland). 10. Eliza. Alphreda. Woodbury. daughter of lock m. 1835 m. Children Eleanor M. 1840. Had by Sarah 3d. d. 10. 2. 1845.GENEALOGICAL EECORDS. 1797. m. Mass.i of Richmond). 1833 m.. b. Jan. 1835 m. Joseph S. Almarinda. d. 1826. 5.. Susanna (d. Betsey. Mrs. 1855 d. b. 1849.. Nathan Bulra. m. b. . Luther. Mass. H. b. . d. . H. 1818 ra. Palmer: Calvin. 2nd. b. 1813. Starkey. .h. June 5. HiRAM^ Bryant {Calvin.. b. Mass. m. Chauncey^ Bryant {Daniel CA of Richmond. Susan L. Laura. March 15. Dennison D. b. 1838. : b. April 7. Calvin. She Aldrich he d. 7. Garner. 1829. 1823 . b. (b. daughter of James Underwood. Children: James U. . . Frank Woodward. 30. 1855. John Scott. 1837. Aug. b. 1880). 1871.. Oct. 1817. d. b. April 23. N. A. 1806.. 13.. Sept. . m. Josiah Hamblet. Sept.^ Daniel C. 1812. 1.. Mil23. Nathaniel. Samuel Willard. . Dec. 1862. May 19. 1862. d. Mary L. N. Samuel Ball. m. 27. June 15.. 1821. b. Children: Hiram. 1st. daughter of John Martin m. June 14. Dec. Azubah. Nancy. Harry A. rn. Alice S. b. 1831 lens Taft of Mendon. 1854. Nov. March 12. Rufus Taft. 3. Calvin^ Bryant {Daniel C. 6. . 17. G. m.. 1844. 1872. of Westmoreland. BRITTON. Aug. April 10. March 9. 1872. 9. Dennison D. Nov. m. Oct. b. 1861. 1855. He d. m. 1819. 26. daughter of BenjaLaura and Aurilla Children of Mendon. b. Oct.. Oct. 1828. of Gardner. daughter of Ananias Aldrich of Richmond. 299 BRYANT. May 6. Mary Ann. b. m. Henry C.. 2nd.. C. b. 1857. Dexter Palmer. Enoch m.. b. 1836). Oct. of New York Aurilla. Vt. m. Dec. John W. April 29. Nancy 21. Feb. 1798. 11. Eliza Ann. 1846. 2nd. 1st. Charles F. Nov. 1. July 4. Oct. 1795. Diancy. 1806. Oct. m. b. 19. Feb. Alfred. April 20. : Henry L. 15. Reuben Britton. Alice S. 1843 Oct. 1821. of Tristan m. He d. d. April daughter Loron A. Angela. March 16. Sarah M. Harriet (b.^ of Richmond). 2. Jan. Oct. Loron. b. . 15. 3. June 21. 1864. b.). July 24. Albert. 1830. . Cross. Had by Mrs. 1811.

June Sally Stimson (widow of Bemsley Lord) of AYinchenChildren: Lydia Bartlett. May 6. conductor on the R.. June 7. 3. b.~ Brooks (Dea. 23. b. in Sulm. Lucy. John.. in Concord. Aug.300 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 2. 31. Mr. BROWN. kins of S[)ringfield. of Shrewsbury.. b. G. Elizabeth Waldron of De Soto. 1779. of Westborongh. Emery Dec. 4. 8. Lydia. Hephzibah. 1781. Benjamin. d. 2nd. Cephas. 2nd. in Sullivan in 1798. 1719. 1st. b. Luther. 1802. 1777. Feb. Submit. Mass. b. m. Vt.Eleazer'^). March 12. b.. b. in Rutland. Oliver. June 22. Oils AVhiting. b. 1756. March 14. Mass. 1858. 14. Eleazer. b. Mass.h. Submit (b. in Rutland. Benjamin. Wis. 1810. Feb. in Concord. erborough. 5. d. b. Benjamin B. 1748. b. . 1st. 8. . Doc..3 Bkitton (Alfred. 1748. July 22. Matthew Niins of Roxbury. Mass. 3. Oren Brooks^ of FitzicUUam) b. March 22. Lydia Bartlett (d. m. m. 1741. INIass. Simeon. Dec. Vt. Simeon. Concord. Lucy. Jan. 4. Clark Mason of Marlborough. 10. Rev. Oliver. George W. 29. March 12. 2nd. in Concord. b. b. daughter She m. .. Monadnock H. Mass. daughter of Oliver Ward. Nicholas Bragg. m. b. 1757. Apr. Children Fred A. 1829. b. 2. Enville J. livan : . Oct. Lucy. b. March 12. b. 1742. 1853. 18. Dennison D. Sept. 17'. May 15. INIass. Dec. . Rev. 1807. John Farrer of Shrewsbury. 11. 1879. Mass.2d. b. Mass. Sept. Joseph Lee. 1759. Maria.. 17. in Concord. Sumner Putnam of Winchester. b. m. b. 1804. soon after marriage) of New Ipswich m. 1751. 1831 . m.. 1805). March 17. June don. 1st. 9. 1802. b. 29. m. Aug. Mary. R. 1743. 1750. of Dea. He d. Benjamin^ Brown {Benjamin. A-ug. in the fort on Meeting House Hill m. Resides in PetMarch.. Fanny A. July. 1830). in Rutland m. b. Nov. 1782. 1713 m. in . b. b. 1805. a and is N. b. N. cord. Child: Grace Estelle. Nov. 1762. Mass. : BROOKS. 1745. 26. of Royalston. b. Mr. Dec.1778.Brown {Eleazer^ of Concord. Eleazer^ Brown {Benjamin. June 2. ConOct.. Mr. Abigail. (b. 1761 . 1868. 1846. in m. of Springfield. Wyman. Hannah. June 18. 1761. Sept. 30. : . 1835. Has.). . 1788. Rev. 1747. Lottie A. Children Rhoda. April 14. m. of Greenville. Children John. Mass. Mass. . John Rugg. Oct. Soper of Boscawen. m. Mass. He d. 9. Dec. Lucy Rugg. INIay m. m.. d. Samuel Jackman of Boscawen. 5.^ Eleazer'^).'^ Reiiben^). 1791. Nov. 1777. H. Mass. 1797. b.



daughter of . (d. 1817. b. Solomon. 1796. 1855. 1776). Feb. m. 2(1. March 1790. 1745. 2nd. 13. m.. until after the death of his first wife. b. b. Mass. Wright now lives. 1852 d. Jonathan Hubbard. widow Hannah Wright Children: 1746. Hill. Mass. in the third wife's death in the West... b.. Aug. b. David. (b. (b. b. Jan. Sept. Dec. Apr. Timothy Brown. 1853. July 2. about 1850. Sarah. Nov. 23. Sylvia daughter of Elijah Belding. Timothy. Althusa Winch (d. . b. He d. Oct.. 16. 1780. 1770. 18. b. 1829. 1860 m. 1863. Sept. m. 1. Aug. George Bucklin. Mehitable Balch. Aug. M. 17.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. July 7. 21. BUCKLIN. Feb. m. Russell C. b. b. Nellie S. b. David^ Brown (Abi'jah^) and Lois his wife had March 27. 1854 m. 1866). (d.. Feb. Harriet. d. 24.Brown (Guy^ of Stow. William Sebastian d. 19. 1798. 21. 1789. March 4. 9. 2nd. July. 1746. Dec. m. m. bridge. Henrietta A. 3d. Ballon. 1849). Thankful Kezia (d. 31. daughter of William Balch. .. 24. b. 10. of Troy. he married once or twice more there. 21 m. 1796. 12. 1851. Oct. Annis M. 1817. 1821. 1792). June 8. Brigham. was married and resided there He Mary Aug. Phebe. 1830 d. June 8. 25. Jenisha. : . 1. m. 1783. 1792. . . 0rrin2 Brown (Abijah^). bapt. b. 27. . Mass. : d. 1779 m. of Wallingford. Sept. d. in. June 3. Vt. Abijah Brown and his wife Phebe had Elizabeth. May b. 3.). Sept. 1812. 1781. b. 1780. 2 Brown (Abijah^). 301 Dea. the West).. July 14. b. Ellen John R. d.. 1st. 1789 June 1785. Thankful. May 1794. 3. Nov. Orrin. b. John E. . 18. Oct. Children Henrietta A. (b. : Belinda.. Belcher of CamWalter. m. 1798 resided where Darius E. b. Stephen Green of Leicester. Jan. Joel. 21. Aug. 6. Jonathan H. June 21. 1806. 1743) 1744). Emma Jones. Charles R. Mary. bapt. Nov. 1829 m. 3. Broavn. 1814. 10. Dec. 3d. Jan. 3. After . 30. Samuel B. Jan. .. 9. 10. Philemon Whitcomb. 15. daughter of Joel Mellen. 13. . Wright^ Brown {Timothy^) had: Child March 21.

1805. 9. d. b. d. Mehita (b. Elizabeth A. b. April. 1809. . 1865). 1848. 1826. 1814. 1833 m. 2. Children: Darius. EsEK'' BuFFUM . 1811. young. Edmund Smitij d. 1829. 1832. b. 1831. 1856. Jan. July 17.^ ElisJia.^ Benjamin^). Harvey.). . June 25.'^ Malachi. Rhoda Clark (d. (Jame. Marcus.^ Bevjamin. d. Aug. Nov. b. b. d. Dec. . June 14. 1843 d. Aug. Elijah'^ Bullard {Fishe7\^ EUsha. 1807. .^ Beitjamin^ of Uxhridge. BDFFUM. 12. b. 14. 1832 d. Fisher^ Bollard (Elisha. Selina. b. d. 22. Horace. . Parsons Silas m.. Howard of Hatfield. Dec. . d. 1852. 1st. 1854. 1811 m. b.^ Benjamin.3 EseJc. Asa Buckman. . Jan.9. Nov. Dec. Dec. 12. 15. 21. 1845. Adelia. 1827. Mass. 1882. m. 18. 1820. ISept. man. 28.... buixard. b.^ Elitiha. Oct.). April 30. June 14. 7. 24. Dec. George F. 1862. BUCKMAN.. 1806. m.. Roswell Susan. daughter . 1815.^ Bucklin (George^). J.'^ Bevjaof Uxhridge.. b. b. Mass. .^ Elisha. d. Aug. : (b. Emily A. b. m.302 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 12. 1851 Ervin M. 1855. 1881) June 3. 4. Rhoda. daughter of Nathan Bullock of Richmond . 1835 m. a young A . July 23. of Silas Jillson of RichSept. 1(S52. Davis Levi of Acworth. Lydia A. Nathaniel. Palmer J. Sarah Jane. 1823. 11. 1858. 1862. 1809. Children: Edward M. d. 10. 1852. 1782. viin^ Children: Mary. Child Edgar. b. Feb. 1863. Esther Jane March 17.^ Jedediah^ of 19. 7. 1816. May 4. in Sharon. b. 1830. Alouzo INIason . Feb. 1836 b. 2nd. b. d. Nov. . Whitcomb. m. b. 28. b. George F.'* Mcdachi. Feb. 1826 d. Mason. b. Emily Frances (b. m. (b. Jan.. 1845. b. Mary Ann. Elijah. b. June m. Herbert Francis. April 7.'^ Benjamin. b. 1851. d. H. mond. 1820. m. 3Iass. b. . Nov. March 24. 1842 d. Apr. Mar}' Franklin. 11. Elizabeth. . 1818. 3Iass. d. 1847.'^-MaIachi. May 8. March 4. 1811. 10. m. daughter of Allen Hammond. child. Mass. 1845. March 30. b. June 6. d. Dec. 16. 2. 1887). 1817). b. 1828. Edwin 19. Lewis Clark.^ EUsha. Oct. 6.. Dolly. b. 20. Nov. b. Hiram. Marcus''' Bullard {Fisher. of Sharon. 1866. 1830. . b. b. An infant. 1884. Richmond). Aug. b. b. 1839 d. 1836).

bullock. min.'^ Fisher. 1805). 3. 2nd. Aug. 1872 d. .^ Bevjmnin^). 22. 1880. 1862.. Jan. 1873. 1741 d. April 9.^ Mala- Beujamin. Sept. Ellis. Nov. Sept.^ Benjamin^). . b.. Thomas Marble. Sept.^ Bullard cJii. b. daughter of Martin 1803. 29. Children: WalHelen P. Jan.^ Fisher ^'^ Elisha/' Elisha. of Smithfield. 23. bump. 1883. Aug. Richard Sweet m. Sarah (d. 6. Mass. May 30. LuChildren: John P>vin.^ ai-d (Marctis. H.. .. 29. 1875. May ella. . of Winchester. 1767 m. b. b. 1761. d. b.. 1880. daughter of Francis Phillips of Keene. March 16. 303 Edwin 20. Oct. Jesse E. March 1.. 10. 14. 1738. Michigan lives in Grand Rapids. d. .. 1875.'^ Malachi.^ MalaBenjamin^'^ Benjamin^). 1857). 1855 m. Sept. Nov. Mary Emma. 1849.. b. 2. 29.^ Elisha. b. Louise Frances Alzingi-e (b. April 30. m. 1765. 1829. Aug. . daughter of Roswell Stowell. 1835 .. Bertha J. 1884..^ Elisha. 1877. Jacob Bump.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. 1885. Jan. iu 1856. 1848. b. b. 1873 m.'^ Malaclii. R.^ Benjamin. 1877. vina. Dec. b. .. b. daughter of Edwin Hill. 1862 . m. Edward M. Dec. Dec. Aug.Benjamin^).'' Fisher. Mich. b. b. Nov. 14. 8. m. b.^ Benjamin. b. in Mendon. m. Dinah Slew (b. b. 1st.. May 4. Children: Stephen. Ervin M. 1823 m. Children: of daughter 1876). . 1857).. 1858. Laban. 1878. Cora. Dec. Lizzie R. Richmond. 26. Cook. Children: Marcus E. Dec. 11.^ Elisha. 2nd.^ Elislia. Cabs'* Bullock Sept. d. 25. b. Andrew B.^ BenjaMarch 30. 1760. 22.s Bullard (3farcus. I. 1883. 3. 10.. Oct. m. June 14. Sept.^ Bullard (Marcus. Myron H. Dec 8.'' Fisher. 1818 in Richmond). 13. Blanchof Concord. b. Asa. Sept. 17. May. Hehbert chij^ F.^ Bullard {Marcus. 1881. b. 29. of (Cass. July 8. Ida E. April 9. in Richmond. Blanche Susan.^ Elisha. b.'^ Bevjawin^).^ Christopher^ of Richmond). h. 1879. 1882. Elmer J. 15. MJ Wallace Justin. June 27. Bollard {Ftsher. Ressie Juliette.^ Jeremiah.'^ Malachi. Child: Barbara Emma. 1763.^ EUsJia.. 18. b. April 1. m. Arthur H. b. (b. Nathan Bowen. b.^ Elisha. La30. d. Sept. 1889. 1861. ter E. . . . Child: EmmaE. Candace (b.^ ElisJia.

1775. March 6. 14. . 2nd. m.. Jan. 1852. Dec. 13. (Patrick^). Nov. Willie A. 1888. 22. 1854.. b.. Martha A. 1832. July 5. Calkins. May 3. N. May 12. July. 1859 d. dren ChilC. . Sept. 17. b. Aug. 13. Benjamin Willard. 1850. 18.. Oct. 11. John : Charles Burnham m. 1882.. 1858. b. d. . (b. 1771 m. Joanna ToChildren: Dec.. 9.. d. Jennie. 1864. Mary C. Apr. (b. in Ireland.. 1857. 1861. b. 1855. Michael^ Burke Julia E. m. Edgar. 1837. Mary. 1835. calkins. April 7. Sept. Henrietta E. b. 6. he died Oct. 1840. b. Sept. BURKE. Children William H. Feb. May 12. Lorenzo W. Boyce.b. Allen. Aug. 1868 m. b. 1864. March 17. Michael. 1865. b. Nov. 7. Jacob Philemon Parker. 1860. David Martin. C. 1863 d. Mary E. Clayton Lester. b. m. Rice. 25. b. Aug. 1826. Ellen. 28. 1888. 1857. 1817) daughter of Joseph Hill. dren : Aug. Feb. BURNHAM. Walter H. 1854 d. Aug. daughter of Henry W. Annie. b. m. William H. . 6. 1861. 26. . 1869.d. Royalston. d. 1881. 23. Eddie. Aug. 1858. Maggie. b. June 27. March 8. Eliza S. All born in Fitzwilliam. b. b. 1825). Apr. .. Taft. July 28.. (b. m. July 11. : b. June 6. June 14.Byam {Benjamin} of Fitzioilliam) b. b. 1885. 1854. b. in Winchester. Apr. March 5. Ehoda. d. 1868 L. 1887). b. 1841. 6. July 23. b. 13. 1853. Dec. BYAM. . 25. Frank . b. 16. Nov. 10. 10. Feb. 1868. in 1824 Mass.304 Wanton. 26. 1861. George W. b. 1859. Aug. Edna Leonard H. Barnet. 1856. 1855. 1813. m. 13. Fred H. March John. b.. Oct. 1865. b. Jacob.. Nov.. b. 1848. 1779. 20. Madella. Apr. 3. Frank W. b. b. b. 9. 9. ChilLee W. b. b. b. 13. Frank 1866. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1833). Elizabeth. 1769. . Sept.. Johnson (b. June 27. May 3. 13. b. Lizzie E.. b. 1783. . Leonard. . Foster. Herbert A. daughter of Joel Saunders of Keene.1865. 1. 1856 .. Milton. b. 1857. H.. March 18. June 22. . 12. R. 1870. June 14. H.. d. Herbert. 21. 1857 d. 12. July 9. Dec. Aug. 1866. . 1862). b. Sept. Feb. Sept. d. 24. Sarah S. in 26. June 22. m. Oscar L. Feb. 1838. 1855 . d. b. 1st. Sept. 1855.. Sylvia. biu (b. July 6. March 8. 1840. b. 12. 1870 m. 22. Patrick Burke. b. b.. Nellie. Children: Clara N. b.

1890. 14. 1884. Children all born in Win14. chester. Edward L. 1886. July 1. daughter of Jonathan Whitcomb. Jan. b. 1837. 1866). 1840. : mena. Children Adeline. By second Gilbert. April 23. b. 1764. b. Sept. m. 1822. 1872. b. daughter of Pentecost AlElon. Damaris.^ Banfield^). Children by first wife: Alpha. Apr. Apr. 1. 20. 1880. 9. 1788. Eugenia I. Otis. . July 21. . b. Polly. 1874. Oct. Charles. 1804. b. Aug. m.. April 1. Oliver. b. Oct. d. March 15. 1869. Nov. 6. Edward F. March 8. CAPRON. m. b. 1862. Oct. Hannah. 19. b. Edmund. wife : Luther M. Roy. Nov. 1852). b. Jan.i). d. m. 1825). Nov. 21. (Oliver. b. 1884 . Christie C. March 29. 1861 d. b. 1. d. July 21. Judith. (Oliver. Apr. Otis^ Jonathan W. 28. b. Lizzie E. 28. 17. 1888. 2ud. 8. 1870. 6. 30. Children Nathan. Apr. Pratt. July Gertie C. 13. 1st. Dec. Irene. Nicholas Cook of Richmond. 23. Nov. Anna. 305 William H. b. b. Alpheus.. 1874. Horace. Feb. June 18. Polly King.. in Winchester. Katy Addie Belle. 1873 . 1767. Emeline Morey (d. b. Martha. b. b. 1791 m. Lucy Children 1814. b. 1876. 1758 . Jan. April 6. 24. b. Irez L. 1770. d. 1816. 1868. 6. Ellen A. 1865. 2. b. b. 1791. 2nd. Dec. 1765. Feb. 1868. 14.. d. : Elizabeth. b. 24.. b.. 1783. Thaddeus. 1801 m. March 16. Sarah. 1886. b. Judith Gale.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 8. 1874. 11. 2. Dec. Lorenzo W. 1785.. Ruth A. 1886. b. 31. : .. . Sept 22. h. Apr.. March 25. 23. 1812. b. Stephens. March 16. h.. 1873) m. Apr. March 23. : . Children WilUam H. 1864. J. 1816. Capron (Olioer. 1868 d. b. d. : May 22. b.^ BanfiekU). March 4. m... Oliver^ Cai'ron (Banjield^ of Cumberland). 1758. d. Children: Dorothy. Lois (b. (b.Calkins (William ^. 1872. . 20. 1st. April 11. d. 1878.. b.. daughter of Abel Wilson he d. 1736. Jan. 1809. Feb. b. 7. . d. 1860. Betsey. Oct..'^ Banfield^). b. b.^ Calkins (William H. 1794. Oct. 1875. Aug. 1818 d. 1810. 29. d. June 3. b. m. Sept. Oliver^ Capron (Oliver. . Sept. 1781. June 30.^ Bavjield^). DoraM. Alpheus^ Capron Stanley. Dorothy (b. Children Forest H.^). Nahum. Nathan^ Capron 1783. 1770.. May 2.

Jonathan 1804. 1845. Oct. 1837). March 9. Apr.'^ Natltan. Children: Earl. d. b. Aug. 26. b.^ Oliver. 1821 d. 29. Oct.. July 5. b. b. 1800 m.. daughter of Philip D. Jan. 1884. Dec. 1815. 1850. . 1824. li. 1847. Oct. b. 11.^ BanJielcU). 1828. April 25. ]\Lay 4. Olive M. . daughter of Dr.. 1844. b. 1853. 17.. 5. Henry Baxter. 0. d. John W.. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1856.306 Nov."* Oliver. b. daughter of John Strattou in. daughter of Rufus Taft. Sept. b. 29. b. d. ington. Oct. b. 1833. 17. b. W. W. 1st. Carroll F. Jan. Aug. Oliver S. b. 1881. Susan (b. 22. . Annie L.. George May A. m. 22. Fanny B. May. 1815). 12. 17. 29.. 14. 1890). 1844. 6. Jan. 0. : June 1876. Feb. (b. 1890. Francis (b. 1. July 16.. 1863."* Capron (JS^athan. b. b. 10. 11. Hannah S. 1860. d. daughter of Solomon Matthews.. b. 1843. 30. 20. .^ Oliver. 6. May 26. Dec. 1819 d. 1835 b.. Capron {George 8.- BauJieW). 2nd.. 1833. 1830. Child Harvey W. 1836. He d. Nov. Apr." BanJiekV). 1872. 1885. 1833. Aug. Sept.^ Capron (Oliver. 1845. Nov..^ Oliver.'^ Banfield^). Roselle B. 1812 d. Conn. . 1862. July 23. Dec.. 1890. 1814. He d.2 Carlton {David} of Hancock).3 Carlton {Philip P. Jan. 1835 m. CARLTON. Angler. Mrs. d. d. d. 1887.. 1823 . b. 24.5 Capron {Jonathan b. b. Oliver W. June 24. ni. 1874. . b. : Harvey W. 11.. Sept. Aug. Feb.. Feb. Lyle H. 1st. 1803. Oct. 1851. March 14. Lucy.. . 12. Sarah W. h. Aug. Ida M. Charles H. 4. 14. m. 1838.^ Oliver. 1878. Oct. b.. Oct. 9. April 11. Martiia May 22. 11. March 11.^ Oliver. Henry W.. d. 18. Aug. m. 1858). Philip P. May 10. Alzina. (b.2 DavicU). George O. June 11. Children : Helen S. 1890). 4. Henry W.. of NewChildren Carroll F. 22.'^ Oliver. 1836). b. Feb. 25. . Sept.. 1837. 1835. May F. Beverstock (d. Sept. Clyde. b. (b.. m. 1826 m. 4. 19. Frankliu Whcelock of Winchester. Lucy. 1889 d. Augusta W. Jan. Oliver W. 1862. daughter of Arvin Aldrich of Westmoreland reside in Westmoreland. . Sept. Lakiu of Springfield.^ . . 29. 18. d. 1837. b.^ BanfieW). Belinda B.. Mass. .^ Capron {George 0. ni.

1733. b. N.* . in Hull. Elizabeth (b. Content. July 24. d. March 19. Priscilla Bonet and had four children. . . Auu (b. Oct. d. 1736. b. 14. .^ with his father and grandfather. 28. m. of Lebanon.. 13.^ NatJianiel. 1694) . . Aug. Olive. Dan. . Mass. Dec. m. of Walpole. David Taylor. Nathaniel. Preston. May 19. 1st. 1723. WilUam^^ sons. with his father. 26. Sept. N. 1733. May 12. at Walpole.^ William. Sarah Leathers of Charlestown. Elijah. March . at Charlestown. in Charlestown. Conn.'^ . 3rd. March Mark H. Mr. Mass. m. July 14. b. Avith wife and four came and settled 1605. 1785. came William. at Rehoboth d. Marriam Saile he d. H. 22. Nov. . April 5. b. 1745). CARPENTER. 1839. 25. b. in Ohio) of Walpole. 7. 1740. William^ Carpenter. Children Elizabeth.. 1667. 7.-m. b. 6. came to America in 1638. 1882.. b. March 31. . Joseph Barrows (b.. b. 1756. March 20. 1698 m. d. in Swanzey. 1743 m. : . N. . May 4. Abigail. 1st. of Swanzey.. 1782.^ WiUia^n. 26. b. 1724. Consider. 26. Sylvanus Hastings of Charlestown. b. Sept. Mass. 29. d.'^ William^ of England). Dr. b. b. 1704. d. March 5. H. 23. Mass. His son. Swanzey. 1796. Dec. John Kilboru. 7. m. June 30.. 1S68. March 30. July 28. 1736 Olive. daughter of Chiron Children: Eva. 1846). 1703.1809. 1752. Mary Preston. m. b. Theodocia. John Jackson. Mass. H. N. Ezra. . . at Hull. 1777. settled in "NYeymouth. b. in England 1576. m. Vt. Mass. b. b.. 1779. 3. b. b. Oct. in Fulton. 24. in Shrewsbury. in Swanzey. of Glastonbury. .^ William. Feb. 1876. March 22. 1st. 20. Jan. . b. 1631. H. William. July 9.. b. 1810. 2nd. Oct. Oct. m. Katie L. b. 17. 1822. at Hull d. pole. 1774. . Mass. d. 10. Feb. Rachel Cooper (d. m. Oct. Baxter of Boston. daughter of Jonathan Hammond. Lucretia 307 Holbrook. Betsey. 1730 m. d. . Eben Hubbard. : . d. m. 26. . in 1638. 1796. in Hull. 1874. in Swanzey William. 1727. b.. daughter of Rev. Canada East. Thomas Greenwood he d. d. b. Jan. April 5.. Children : at Charlestown. 1755. Mass. 1781.. Aug. Nov. m.^ William^). N.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Y. Hastings. at Swanzey m.. Charles. 1755. Samuel Trott of Walp:iijah. Mary Cooper. H. b. Feb. Children by second wife Theodocia. d. Oct. m. Rachel. N. 22. 19. Greenwood^ Carpenter {Ezra. 2d. March 31. 2nd.. in Lashute. Abigail in Rehoboth. June 6. in 1738 d. N. Greenwood. b. of Charlestown. EzRA^ Carpenter {Nathaniel. 1766). Dr. Susan (bapt. Aug. 1776. b. 1873. and later returned to P^ngland. H.

and Lucinda his wife had Guy. 11. March 25.. 14.^ William. March 10. 1H81. 10. 24. 1815. ectady. Hastings. N. Y. 26.^ Nathaniel. Ma}' 4. 1824. b. He d. March 1. . .^ Wdliam^). 1815).'^ William. 1786.^ Nathaniel. d. William. 1863.. 1880. Dec. May 7. 23. Dec. March 3. iu he Canada. 25. Esek Buffum of Richmond d. b. March 26. Oct. 19. Sept. daughter of Elijah Belding ful (b. Dec. IS. Carpenter {Greemvood. h. 1817.^ William. Knight. b. 1784.. Thankful Belding. 1841. Chikh'en: Elijah'^ . Dec. Thankd. 1825. ra. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Carpenter {Greenicood. June 6. Nov. m. Nov. 1840. 1818. b. 20. in Chicago. 12.^ b. III. 11. Nov. Zebina Children: 29.^ William.^ Ezra.'^ WiUiayn. Oct. Feb. . b. Cyrel Aldrich. Feb. 1882. Keene. Nathan Watkins of Walpole. b. Nov. of Keene ni.. Fanny. 1819. d.^ Nathanui. . Chicago. ni. Jan. 1821 m. 1853. 1781 in.. Susan. 1792 d.. Feb. 18. 1817. May 19. 1823. George. He d. b. 1815.308 b. gate of Atliol.^ William^). at Keene. Fanny (b. at Glens Falls. Hastings''' William. 1. Dec. Jan. 2nd. 1849 .^ Ezra.. b. : . Sept. Oct. Zebina Knights. b. 1812. Joshua A\^yinau Harriet R. 1788 iu . Dec. 3lJ 1872. 13. 1787. Children Ezra.William^) : .^ {Elijah. 31. . Henry Joshua. daughter of Amariah Partridge of Cliesterfield. Nov. N.'^ William. b. b. 19. 15. m. daughter of John Leonard.. May 18. b. 5.^ Ezra. d. b. . . Carpenter {Greemoood. m. April 10. Maria Ilooppole of SchenN. lives in Richmond. 1st. Oct. 1876. 1841.William^). Genesee. 1782 March 31. Apr. 1814. Dec. Prestou. 1813 d. he d.. 1831 . b. Consider''' Elizak'th G. iu Elijah Preston.^ William. Sept. Mass. d. . 1850. June 24. Sept. William'' Carpenter {Greenwood. Thankful Gunn^ Carpenter iel.^ Nathaniel.^ Nathaniel. Feb. b. John L.^ March 22. m.^ Ezra. 1858). Joshua Wymau of Keene (b. 1845. Lyman Gates of Sullivan.. d. b. 1815. Julia Ann. 23. in Cbarlestovvn. Y. May 17. Sept. b. b. 4. 7. in 23. at Algona. b. 1827 . m.^ William^). 1861. m. 1776 ui. 1st. b. . 1. 1828. 1857. 2nd. 14. Thankful. Iowa). Mass.. b. Feb. Sept. 1782. 1836. Elbridge FosF'anny Ann. 22. 1st. p:ber H. March 1. Y. 2nd. May 15.. Emily Frances. 23.'' Greenvjood. 14. Feb. d. 1810. 29. 1819. 1861. 1779 m. March 2. .^ Ezra. 1800. Sophrouia.. William.

d. : Greenwood. 1839. 1819 m. b. Abigail Brown. 1828.^ Nathaniel.^ Nathaniel.'^ William^). 1878.).'' Greemvood.. 1875. Lucy Jane March 1834). Madora. Thojias Carpenter. Sept.^ Carpenter (Consider. Jan. 1819. b.^ Nathaniel.^ NatJianMay 4. 309 14. 18. Oct. 3. Ella m. Sept. William^). Dec. 11. . April 4. d. Mass. Nov. 1744. Jan. daughter of Jotham Eames he d.^ Nathaniel. July 16. 26. m.^ William^). 8. 1744. Oct. Mass. bapt. in : Swanzey. 30. m. (Consider. CARR. bapt.^ Ezra. 11.b. Oliver H.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS.. taxed in William Carr. b. Nov. 23. 17. 1847. Sept. 17. b.'' Greenwood. 1744."^ h. Jan. 1813. Mary A.^ William. lives in Northfield. Harriet Ross^ Carpenter ieW^ William. 1846. . Children : Sarah. Oct. of Phelps Spring Prairie. .'' Greenioood. 1868. 1743 Mary.'' Greenivood. 18. b. (Elijah. 11. WilUam. daughter of Carter Whitcomb.8 Carpenter John L. d. 1827. m. m. Rlioda. 8. Hinsdale. 10. 1. Children George Walton. at Hinsdale. Sept. d. 1855. 14. in 1850.'* William. ni. 18G8. Conn. . in California). d. Neb. Abner. m. about 1746 m. Jan. Hastings^ Carpenter (Consider. 1864.^ (b.^ Ezra. Mary. 4. . Feb. in Keene. March 1. Sept. 7.Factory . Nathan Watkins of Walpole (b.'^ William. April 15. . Children AVdliam Elijah. 1848. 1829). she d. Mass. 1853 . 20. 9. Oct. . in Springfield. of Hastings. Wis. d. George C. Alfreda (Martin) Fisher. Sept.^ Ezra. Dec. 1837.^ William. 1797.* William. George^ Carpenter liam. of Middletown. 19. Jan. 1815. 17. Feb.^ Witlia^n. at Swanze}.^ {Elijah''. 1825. 22. 22. b. 11. 1842. Oct. Jan. 1856. Nov. Elijah C. Aug. 1744. 29. Oreemvood. Mary Ball of Montague..^ William^). Eber H. Oct.^ Ezra. 9. Mass. h. Mercy. Elizabeth Greenwood^ Carpenter (Elijah.^ Ezra. 1844. Brighara of Erving.^ William^) b.^ Nathaniel. 1843.^ Ezra. in Springfield. b. ra. Sept. b. in Keene. Mary 1744. Julia F.^ WiUium.^ William^). (b.^ William. Lewis Carpenter was inn-keeper 1850 and 1851. 1851. b. d. 28. June 14. Mass. ra. Keziah W. 13. Katie C. 1824. Oct. 1844. 1746. . Elijah Belding. d. .'^ WilSept. Feb. Dennis Hubbard (b.^ Williavi.

F. 22.'^ Joseph. Luke Ellor. 1860). 21. b. Sept. 1835. 1835. Sept.. b. April 19. . Lillian M. william: Elizal)eth G. 23. 1840. Bernice L. 1682 . 1848. 1810. Mary T. 1874. Dec."* b. Martha F. m. 1872. b.h. 21.^ John.. b. b. 1852. Children: Flor. whom d. 21. (b. Nov. Aug. d. Sept. 1883. d. 11.2 Cass {Marti'n} of Richmond).310 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Fred A. 1866. 1883. Maich 21. May 8. d. 1842. d. h. 23. May 20. July 4. 1777 . m. Edgar C. d. Nov. Oct. Brigham^ Cass (Josiah . 1841 Children: F. April 19. Clarissa. {Ebenezer. 1847. 1881. 1766.. 1822.^ Carter «. in ^ Groton. 1845 m. Fe^). Eben C. daughter of Jesse Bolles of . b. 1871.). Oct. Thomas^ Carter emigrated to Woburn. 1810). Nov. April 23. Feb. Feb. 9. of wlioni tlie sixth was Thomas. April 6.^ TJioynas. CARTER. Samuel. 25. 1856. 25. 19. Abigail Joslin of Lancaster.1640... Oct. 1713 m. 1831. Sept. 1832 m. 1837.. d. Nancy . Jan.. Ellen L. Ai)ril 22. April 3. d. d. Children. ence M. 1837. CASS. Herbert E.^ NoRRis C.*^ b. March 27. Had Joseph.'' b. b.^ b.~ Martin^ of Richmond) b. May 6. had nine children. Lora E. daughter of Daniel Greenleaf. Cynthia L. Child Her: bert A. b. Feb. 1745.'' Josej)7i. m.'^ TJiom. Sept.. 2.. 1833. .. of b. April 17.. daughter of Ebenezer Colburn of Rindge. March 12. 1832. 1852). 16. 29. Thomas^). Emery. . 1.3 (Ebenezer.. March 8. (b. 1843. Nancie A. March 19.Thomas^ of Wobnrv. came to Fitzwilliam. 29. m. b. 1875. Dec. b. 6. 1833. m. daughter of Gi<leon Willis. 1838. 9. d. daughter of Luther Alexander.. Mass. Carter. 14. b. b. Oct. Margaret F. 1803. he d. Feb. 1737. Aug. Mass. Rev. Dec. July 10. b. 23. Aug. b.^ Carter Samuel. 28. . m. B. He had ten cliildren. 1833. daughter of John Wheeler of Ashby..-' John.^ Joseph. John M. George H. 9. John. b.' b. 4 JosiAH B. Fiske.Carter {Rev.9. Mass. m. Oct. Nov. 1837. Harriet M. the third was Col. Their fourth son was Joseph. Henrietta C. (b. March 21. 30. 1802 d. m.^ Tliomas^). 8. Brigham. Had a son Ebenezer. b. Dec.. Feb. Sept. 1860. all born in Fitz17. b. Eliza S. Rev.. 1887. 21. b. 1803.^ Joseph. 31. 1871. 26. 1873. Children: Lora E. Samuel.. E.

1799.. 1862 m.. 1855 m. FitcJiburg. 11. Timoth}' and Theodore Gunn. mund H. 1822. 11. Mass. June 8. came to this town and dren uel : b. Dickinson. 22. b.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. 1826. dren : Nancy S. ra. George F. June 2. Ellen E.. of Whit- Mass. 111. (Josiah B. 1888. . went west. Oct. b. . Byron F. 1872. April Children Clarence E. Sarah. 14. ^ . 1807. 1854. Jan. 7. b. 14. June 7. ra. d. 1861 . b. Richmond. Purington. 1864. 29. Oct.. m. b.7. m. resides in Keene. 1845. • June 2. with his wife Mary Laws settled where Herbert E. 1826) m.. d. 28. 9. Olive XL. N. .. 1823. JoHN^ Chamberlain (Elisha^ of 1795. May 8. March 26. Apr. 28. b. (b. b.. m. lives in 311 Children: Addie E. Jan. 1865. d. Timothy Clark.. (b.^ Sept. b. b.. Newell. Holman . Vt. d. 1st.'^ Martin^) b. b. (b. Albert Erastus Briggs 2nd. Pearl P. Apr. 1870. b. Harriet. 1833.. . Sept. Herbert R. 28. AVilliam. Oct. Wyman (b.. Albert Chase of Worcester. Harriet E. CHAMBERLAIN. 1827.. 9. 26. in May 13. 1852) daughter of Jacob "Ware of Winchester. 2nd. Sept. EdFlora E. Cass 7. Sarah J. Austin of Newton. Nancy Stone 3Iass. Briggs. a Mr. 5. H. 9. Aug. March . Eliza. . Dec. John S. Liz- Lunenburg. William P. P. Oct. in Billerica. Chamberlain m. March 15.. 5. Alice L. d. . Mass. Francis B. 1849. Samm.. . Wheeler. George H. d. 3fass. Oct. James. June 18. in lived in the same house which Her- . March 11. 10. d. Olive H. Vt. 1856. Maria E.1826. Nov. Sept. Dec. Child Berdia A. John E. Feb. Jonathan Bailey. 21. m.- b. 1832 March 28. N. b.). in 1769 . Cole of Stockholm. Y. 1837. 1833 8.. 18. Franklin 7. 1859. (JoJin.^ . 1833). Helen A. Aug. b.4th. m. b.). 1882. 1st. 1835 111. A. 1826. Dec. 1854. June 22. N. Purington. ter of . Mar}'. 1797. July 9. 1832. d. . Brighani Smith of Cornish.. 25.. ingham.. 1. : b. 1785 July 17. Otis B. Oct. Sylvia Perry 1792. Martha W. . Oct. 1830 Sylvia. 1822) m. 1812. Mass. Carter resides. March 12. 1833 m.hdaughter of Shubael Seaver . Mass. m.. Chil. Sept.. 1820... Ned E.^ Elisha^ of Fitchburg. 19. 1853.. Nov. Jan. daughSamuel Persons of Reading. Jamks^ Clark {TimotJo/). Chil. 15. Lucy. Oct. b. m. m. b. in Erving. zie. Henry. May 22. 1856. 1st. TV. 31. Sylvia A. 1798. William b.. 1864. m. 18. b. Sept. 1840. 3d. He d. d. Apr. 22. 1820. CLARK.

Thomas^) . b. 1st. Lona. 25. . in the year 1800. daughter of Asa Brewer. Feb. Daniel AVebster. 26.. m. Canada and never returned. Hannah Jonathan^ Clark (Jonathan. 14. 1844.. in 3^outh.. death. 1872). 1818 went . b. Children by Lucy: William and Children by Hannah: Lucy. Sept. b.Thomas^). 1825.h.^ Timothy^). . Henry C. m.. Timothy^). ni. Martha BoUes.Thomas^). 1830. March 8. 1838 m. in Troy. b. 14.. 1st. 1820. 17.^ Thomas^). 1831 Maria Diana. d. 1850. m. April 10. Children: Edward. . Children: Prescott D. 2d... L. Oct. : . ni.. 1H06. 25. Children June 23. Thompson. 1825. 1814. 1825 . Carter HISTORY OF SWANZEY. : Henry C. b. b.. Levi. b.. to to Illinois. Feb. . Susan INIorse. who d. 2n{l. Marches. Bailey Starkey of Troy throp Knights of Troy. Aug. . 2nd. Betsey. June 10. daughter of Silas Whitcomb. Warren H. Children b. 1852. 20. . m. Dorcas Moore d. Sept... 1830. b. 1845. went 27. Dec. 1831. 1815. 1851. Jonathan^ Clauk (TJiomas^ of Troy)^ b. hed. Jonathan. Daniel Coburn. 1831. 1884. widow of Asa He July 29. m. ni. Jatnes.. d. April 10. June 3. Mary. William^ Clark (Jonathan. Russell F. b. 1788. COBURN.312 bert E. m. 18. William^ Clark Susan Starkey Jackson. an adopted daughter. 4. young. d. Nov. 20.^ Clark (Jonathan. 181G ra. William. 1814. Thomas. Feb. Asa^ Clark (Jonathan.. 1816. m. {Janies.. daughter of Luna Starkey of Troy .. 1838. m. Oct. Hannah Mears. Dec. daughter of Zalmon How.Thomas^). Winchester. Martha. m. b. 4. 1837. a daughter of James Marble of Hinsdale.. 20. b. Child Ruby M. b.. Clark (Jonathan. Hattie E. Hannah (d. Aug. Daniel AVebster'-^ 15. 18G9. of Chesterfield. Frederick L. Hannah. Hester. b. b. 1812.. d. 1851. Henry Morse lived in Massachusetts until his . Chester. in . May Nov. June 29.. in Keene m. Asa. Wise of Marl: borough.. June 8.^ daughter of Capt. WinSept. now lives and where he d. June 8. 2nd. James-^ (James.

Mrs. March An Francis. 1860). m. 3. II.. 24. m. Elijah Bullard. CONVERSE. Emerancy B. COMBS. Son. Feb.. 1880. John Conboy. LarUin D. b. phine (b. Joseb. dren : Sept. 1887. Ruth Seaver. 1838. 1872. 1887. Norman. . : CONBOT. 1879. 1877. aged 78 years. James M. Aug. June Chil- Andrew B. Lula. daughter of Lorenzo Ballon. d. 1869. d. Catharine came from Winchester. Children: Emerson. 1850. 7. in Ireland about 1840. 1835). Nelson. Henry June 29. 1850. March 25. 27. June 19. Benjamin 2. b. b.. b. . 1874. 12. Child Cook (Francis^ of Winchester). 1884. ifcT. 1795. 1845 d. daughter of Cass Bul- : Mary E. June 9. . 1815. Daniel Converse. Oct. Aug. b. 28. July. April 7. b. b. aged 4 COLLIER. Aug. b. 1837.. 8. m.. 1871. Eu-. b. b. 1853. b. 24. Nov. June 1. Nelson A. daughter of Michael Corker3% of Beverly. 13. Watson A. b. aged 73 years. Children: Bessie Ellen. April 9. COOK. m. 1856.. 1832. Hed.GENEALOGICAL EECORDS. 1st. 6. Children Etta L.^).Coburn {Daniel^). 8. June 7. d. March 2. New York. 15. Sainantha. 2nd. b. Francis Cook and his wife d. Sept. 27. Dec. Aug. (b. aged 153'^ears.. 1888. Amos D. m. Children Watson B. Mass. 1855 May Aug. 1856). and B. : April 24.^ Andrew Apr. d. b. 1887.. 28. 1847 m. 1852. Mass. John. Sept. 1882. . years. 31. 1870.. May 14. b. Apr. 19. 1840. infant. Aug. 1889. aged 47 3'eafs) he died Mai'cli 5. Oct. b. lock. d. m. 8. T. Julia Ann Snow (d.d. Oct. m. Collier of Chesterfield. 6. June 30. Julia E. 1866. 313 Prescott D. d. 1876. She Etta. April 15. Laws. m. Josephine Vivian.. d.. 1859. Feb. Frank F. Aug. b. 2. 27. Mary Jane. 11. b. N. Emma L. 1859. Taylor of 1. Aug.^ Combs {Anthony^ of Winchester. 1843. .ma. Miss Dorinda Drewry . b.^ Collier {James 1881. Sept. July 9.. 1809. b. aged 11 years. b.). 1835. 1842. 29. (b. 1879. July 26. 1835.

. Joseph B... Aldrich. in infancy. March 18. fancy..'^ Walter'^). 17. 31. . E^lizabeth. 4. Portland. 14. George. June 19. b. 8. b. (laughter of came to this town about 1831. 1st. Sept. Me. Russell in d. b. . 1798. Aldrich. Streeter. 1772 m. 1821. 22. Rhoda (b. May 11. b.Cook {John^ of Winchester). 1840. Caleb. 1876.. ni. Sept.'^ Nicholas. Paul F. d. in July. AValter. Aug. 1880. Blaich 2. Benjamin Hewes. Jeremiah Thayer. Bellingham. Simeon^ Cook (Caleb.^ Caleb. 29. Apr. 7. villa. 1800. in 1781 Children: Caroline. 1818. 1878). June 30. h. . in 1763. m. 31. 18. Carlon.Walter^). Mrs. 1817. 1823 m. July 9. 27. b. 21. 2nd. Feb. 1787) . Aug. 8. March 22. b. Caleb. 1804. 1st. Caleb"* ni. 10. 1792. 1812. 1793. 1802.^ Nicholas. Ainasa Clarinda. Simeon. 16. 3d. 1825. 1756. Nov. Y. April 16. m. Oct.. m. he d. 1857. 27. m. 1765. Patience. 17. July 26. 12. Smead. 14. Oct. Juliette B. he d. in Nicholai^. came from England to America descent from him to Caleb Cook who settled in 1st. Aquilla^ Cook {Simeon. NicJiolas. Abigail.. 1805. b. of Richmond m. 1797. Nov. Nov. of Vermont. Oct. 1824. m. Children: George and Abigail. 22.. 2nd. Lovanna. in 1635. March 12. Olive Bates in (d. .^ Nicholas. b. d.. d. b. 1797. Fla1796. Olive. 1727. Mass.. b. Dec. returned . 1791. m. Russell Streeter. Sarah Brown (widow Smead. Dec. m. 1859. Ziiricl and Aurilla. James Buffum of Rich. 1763. b.'^ Waller^). 25. Jemima. 30. m. 1846. Nov. b. 11.^ yicholas. b. Paul Willard EvERSON. d. Oct. 1861). . 1816. "^ . Sept. 10. Hed. 11. Feb. Gifleon Mann. d. 1794. b. Doc. 1756. March Caleb^ Cook {Simeon. of 1860).^ May hed. b. m. Walter Cook. 1833. 1839) m. 1788. Fostina. 1st. d. Oct. 1877.314 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1). Jennings (b.^ Caleb. b.. The line of of Weymouth.. Simeon. 184G. m. Dec. Oct. 1815). of Swanzey. in January. . m. 1754. Dec. March 28. 2nd. in 1780. Cook {Nicholas. 1770. Svvanzey was. 1770. of Richmond. b. Mass. Nicholas. m. h. m. April 19. Nicholas. the daughter d. Rachel Ilolman (widow Barriis. b.. 1796. Nov. N. 2d. had Frances. b. to AVinchester. d. b. b. Hubbard Church of Volney. Feb. Amariah Curtis. Malvina.. Candace. in in- March 30. mond d. b. . in 1856). daughter of Gideon Mann of Richmond m. Aquilla.Walter'^ from England). Provided Gaskill (d. 12. 1753. Lydia Thompson (d. Sannid Curtis of Richmond.^ Nicholas.

Dec. Charles S. Cynthia (b. 1849. b. Ned Evans. daughter of John T. Y.^ Walter^). leaving Keene.^ Nicholas. 4. : dauojiter of Silas Parsons. Sept. Apr. 1845. 1854. 1871.. Nicholas. Nov. 1855. b. Edgar H.^ JSiicholas. Charity (b. Corey {Ahmham^ of Marlborough) b.Ei-2 . d.. b. Patience (b. m. 20. . Yt. m. 1849. : Clara 22. b. Julia. w. b. Cooper. 14. in d. 8ept. 1st. She m. 1811 1838. May 14. b. April 9. . Feb. 1851 m.. in (b. Flavins F. May 9. 1858. Yt. 1863 . 14. . May Charles Lorenzo. George Perry. Children Benjamin B. Solon. 10. daughter of John Carter of He d. in March. Sept. Apr. in 1845). 1866 m. ^Y. 1851. 1799). Oilman Ordway. Susa. 1841. 30^ 28. Nov. Dec. COREY. Dec. Florence A. in Winchester. b. b. Jennie M. A. 1844 . b. .. b. b. E. 17.. 1815.^ Caleb. in infancy. ra. Francis Bryon.. 22. 1854 m. Mary Isabel. 1839 d. 1847 Sylvanus Martin. b. b. May 29. 18. George AY. Sparry of Cavendish. 1842. of AYin: . Oct. Martin G.. May 25. Jesse Hall. 1841. b. 1. 2nd.^ . Yt. . 22. Daniels ChiUl Marcus. Children: b. 1824). Scribner of Salisbury. b. 1820). Mass. North Randolph. May Clara J. 1856 . 1818. b. b. CoRLis {Savuiel^ of Bote). ra. b. . m. Nararaore. Oct. B.Cram {Joseph^ of Neiv London).^ Caleb. 14. 1851 d. 1869. m. b.. 1839 m. CORLIS. Jan. 3. both reside in Keene. of Keene. '^ 315 Carlon^ Cook (Simeon. in March. 1864. Aug.. daughter of John G. in 1845. March 18. COOPKR. Ruter of AYashington. daughter of Martin Thompson. in 1875). 2nd. daughter of BAir. . May 28.. May 3.^ Walter^). Oct. Nancy S.. Harvey AVillie . 1866.. AYalter. b. 24.'-^ JSTicholas. Dec. Ellen M. about 1830. 28. 1821.. They and Abbie. Ida G.. ra. b. 6. Sept. Herbert Aldrich. Joseph Edmonds of Thornton.. daughter of Samuel Martha (b. 1852 m. Ursula Y. b. b. m. Children Silas Parsons. 1. chester. Sylvanus Martin. : (d. 1798. March 26. Lombard. Leominster. b. Arza Higgins. 1840. Leroy. July m. CRAM. Simeon^ Cook {Simeon. Dora H. 31. Children Amos L. 8. .. Dec. Aug.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. June 18. Mass.. 1857. 22. Hannah d.. 1857. 1823).

Sept. Nov. las. Seth. 1778. Elizabeth. Roxaua. Nathan. b. b. 3. Thomas and Nathan Cross. . 15. in 1732 . 1794. Nov. 3. June 1. Feb. b. b. a Mr. d. 14. 1799. Submit. Nov. 1758. 1765. Gaids'-' 27. 1795. 8. Nathan. July CROSS. 1796. Mary dren : (b. Mary. 1754 m. b. Joseph. 1807. 1782 Feb. May 7. Feb. Feb. Hannah (b. ni. . 1778. b. 1792. May 8. August. 1791. 1814) . Thomas Crksson was Siin(lerhui(l. May 4. m. d. 1767. b. 1789. 7. 1777. 1789. l)a[)t. Children Thomas. . James Kingsbury. b. Dec. b. AVilliam. Mary Smith. 23. Salome. Sept. Three brothers. Oct. April 15. Thomas. m. b. Si. 1756.316 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. March Rufus. Dec. Silas. Joseph Cross. bapt. b. Aug. Sarah. Joseph. 1821. Gains. b. 3. b.'^ Thomas^). Sarah. b. b. 9. May 13. 1780. b.\w Awg. 1759. Aug. b. April 15. Daniel Beverstock. b. Apr. 9. Aug. Nov. 1772 m. July 12. 1805. . Carlos. 1788. m. Oct. Fish.h. Nathan^ Cresson {Thomas. and was from . Feb." he d. b. CRESSON. 1793. b. in 1812. June 18. March 10. June 27. . . BenjaOtis. 1754. 1785. 1767 m. d. 1795. he d. Oet. 17. 1765. Olive. d. Levi. daughter of Benjamin Olcott lived on what was Children: Sarah. Olive. b. Cresson (Thomas. 1758. 1797. AVilliam. June 14. b. 1755. 15. Abijah Stearns. May Sarah. 15. 25. Oct. b. Children: Melinda. 1722. Mass. d. Jan. bapt. 18.^ 1722 m. d. b. 4. 1754. 1788. 1787. March 18. Rawson. . 1762. William. Lois m. Mary. he d. Children : Chloe. . ehild d. 1777 d. March 8. 10. b. Molly. a Mr. 7. b. 8. Feb. b. 23. 26. 1789. b. 19. 1817). Catharine. 1791. 27. ChilSilas. Mary her clmrcli relation was removed : to in A Swanzey from Rutland. Tiiomas^Cresson {Tliomas^ from Sxinderland) . 7. 1793. 1785. May 13. May 27. b. m. Thomas. 1815. in 1741. min. in 1740. b. Feb. 1806. April 21. Elias. 14. William. 1786 1787. July 10. . b. 21. 1760. Hannah.^ Thomas^). Oct. 23. b. AVyot Gunn. Paul. 1. called "Pine Hill. Gains. in Swanze^^ as early as 1737. b. b. 1764. b.. . Oct. Oct. May 2G. July 1. 1769 m. Aug. b. d.Mass. 2. 1782. came to Swanzey from Nottingham about 1760 and settled near each other in the northwest corner of the town. .

1829. George W. 20. Aug. Jane 15. April 3. m. Dennis of Iowa. July 13. 13.. in Westport. 18. Matilda. . Stevenson. Otis. Philemon W. b. New Lucina. Mariam : Joseph^ Cross (Joseph^). nah. m. Rev. 1818. Sept. York.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Oct. 1793). 8. Enoch. in Highgate. Young lives in Manchester. ra. June 22. He settled near his brother Joseph. Aug.. 29. H. March 8. . 27. . 17. 1794. aged 53 years. Cliildren Gilabout (b. 1820. 26. Children Thomas Cross. where they died. 26. . 1833 m. aged 80 years). March 9. b. b. May 28. Children HanJoel Foster. . 1816. 1798. March in Jan. 1792 March 15. : . Perry of Maiden. b. Nov. m. 1802. b. ra. daughter of He d. b. 1856 JoHN^ Cross (Thoynas^). 1796. Betsey Lawrence (b. b. 1825 m. b. Tristan Aldrich. H. 317 . b. Betsey. m. m. aged 95 years). Levi. 1788.. 1835 m. Vt. about 1819 he lives in Keene. . . Levi. 1854). 1859. Benjamin^ Cross (Joseph^). 1800 went to Ver- mont. 1820 m. Joseph Ripley of "Winchester. Ira. 22 . b. Feb. Feb. 1828 d. m. 1794. Sept. 1823 Sarah. 1890. Dec. Children: Polly. 12. Martha J. Dec. brother of Joseph. 13. N. John A. Jane M. Betse}^ to Highgate. daughter of Clark Dodge bert. 18. b. 1772. 10. b.» lives in Peterborough. 1764 d. 15. b. she d. Feb. Frederick. He d. b. 1816. Luther. about 1784. Elizabeth. b. Benjamin Hammond. 18. d. Horace. 1816 ra. b. N. Enos 1842. : . Hammond and removed b. 1793. d. daughter of Jonathan Jackson and lives in Winchester. 9. b. 2. David Read. went to Woodstock. July 21. Charles lives in Keene. b. b. Peter. Dec. 1831 m. Nov. 10. 21. Chil(b. George H. Boston. Nathan Cross. April 4. dren Francis. 1790 ra. 1786. . David. 1799 13. James. b. Mass. 1846. 1878. daughter of Jonathan Whitcomb. . b. July 23. Fitchburg. . : John. Susanna (b. 1791. 1826. 1821. 22. Nathan.. m. 1813 d. . Benjamin. Vt. Celinda lives iu Sarah. Lewis. . went to Vermont. Vt. . b. Mass. Jan. April 5. Zadock. Nov. Augusta Sanborn of Nashua. brother of Joseph and Thomas. Edwin Snow. 8. . the cellar only marks the spot. 9. 1797 . b. Dec. Sarah Peraberton (b. Milla of Jonathan Whitcomb. June 3. about 1784. 31. 1816. . m. Allen. 1821. . June 1. 1784) daughter m. Eldad. but d. Augusta. Henry. Oct. in Swanzey. Dec. b. 1793. ra. b. Betsey Britton and removed to the state of Nov. Feb. Dec. Daniel. John C.

16. Oct. d.. Oct. 24. 1812. lives in Gilsum.Nathan'^). m. Jan. Nov. 1827. Mass.. Dulcy Ann. : Wilder. b. Children: Mary E. 1786 m. 1849. daughter of Reuben Foster of Chesm. b. 7.. 1810. Ebenezer F. Amy C. m. 19. Wesley. Ga. 22. 1822. 1849. b. Nov. d. Sept.. 17. 1829.. m. 2d. Sullivan^ Cross (Otis.. George^ Cross Children: An infant. George. d. 5. b. 7. Julj' Sept. Aug. ter. March 15. April 16. Eldad2 Cross {NatJicm^). d. Rufus. Otis^ Cross (Nathan^). a Mr.^ Thomas^). b. 1817. 1820.. Whitcomb.. by Hattie: Carl F. 1824. . b. b. Oct. 1818. 1848. 1815. 23. Feb. 13. Lydia Hammond Winchester. 10. Children: SulAug. . Edwin L. d.. Ephraim P. 26. Child. b. b. 17. 1815. Sept. Aug. Oct. m. 1849. m.. b. Sept. Jan. Sept. June 22. Fox m. Chil1844). Joseph. {Peter. 1833. 1. Sept. Aug. Ziba. May 1. 1878. . 2nd. May 30. 1841. Jan. 1825 . 1884. Jolm A. Hattie A. Jan. 1864. 1st. Sophia went to Whitehall where she died . d. March 15. 1837. Helen. 1. b. Lucy (d.. in WorcesHeffron (b. a Miss Taft. 1886. H. Sept.Cross (Thomas^). Aug. Gilsum. Ebenezer F. 7. 13. b. 1. Aug. 14. June 21. 28. m. Blanche (b. 1865. Mass. 1st. dren Calista.Thomas^). Children: Fred and Edwin who live in Winchendon and John who lives in Worcester. b. 1887). April Irvin G. Harablet. Sept. 1 van. 1858) d. 1846. daughter of Joseph Ellor and adopted by Salmon H. 1. Charlotte (d. 12. . daughter of Benjamin Hammond. Azuba. 1824.'» . terfield Irvin G. 1865. m. . 1820..^ Cross (Peter. m. 1812. b. Wells. daughter of David Read. 4. in Andersonville. d. June 28. July 8. 15. Eunice 14. d. Rixford of AVinchester. b. Helen Clark of Chesterfield (d. b. m. 3. 1887. April 1794.318 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. daughter of Joshua Snow. The family removed from this town. 1819. b. Oct.^ Peter. ^ Tliomas^). m. 27. 1862). 1799. 1845. 1833. daughter of of Winchester. H. he is Verry. Enos Jan. Peter. May 26. 1872) daughter of Charles S. RufusTaft Cross (George. Henrt^ Cross of (TJiomas'^).. Betsey d. 1796.. 19. b. m. N. Fox (b. . 14. 21. b. 1842). 1863. 25. b. 22. Sept. (d. daughter of Horace Verry in Orrin T. Nov. 21. d. 1788. b. 1869) Children: b. he d. Feb.

m. 1798. b. Richard. d. 27. m. Feb. 1832. Apr. 20. Louisa. Robert.~ Johv}). 1825. a sister of Lydia. 1820. b. daughter of SamChildren: Eunice S. Levi. Eunice . 26. b. Powers^ Crossett {Richard. daughter of Samuel Draper of Chesterfield. 1811 . 1835) d. m. March 13. John. in .. 1823.Robert^). 1827. 1785..1827. ^ 319 Richard^ Crossett (Robert^ of Prescott. June 6. 1823. Mrs. . 1800. Feb. b.). Apr. Sept. 1800. about 1818.. daughter of Daniel Holbrook of Keene. Dec. 20. 1832. 1778. Sumner. Nov. 9.^ John>). b. Mass. about 1796. (b. uel Draper of Chesterfield.. Mass. 1823. Oct. Olive Powers (b. May 25. b. CROSSETT. 1785 d. b. m. d. July 24. Feb. 1st. 27. Mary daughter of Clement A. d. 1789. Robert. Dec. 1833. Oct. 25. 28. Mary Ann. 1802. 25. May 26. b. Richard^ Crossett {Richard... . 1861. b. 3rd. d. 1802 m. Children John. July 14. 28. 5.' 1877. Nov. 6. 1807. Abigail (b. Augustus. : A. July 19. June 7. 14. Aaron. in 1769 d. E. 1817.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 1873) .. Samuel Holbrook. Aaron C. 7. m. Abraham L. Jan. b. Amos^ Crouch {Amos. Michigan. Nov. m. 1802 d. b. b. b. 14. 3. 1888). Lucy. b. b. James. about 1815. 1804 or 5 d. Oct.^ Robert^). 1784. Amos^ Crouch Brown (b. May 8. d. Ephraim. m. Dec. Olive Darling of Northfield. of Brookline m. 1764. Isaac Lamson. 1808). 27. (b. b. Brown.. Sept. 15. 1869). CROUCH. d. m. Jan. Ephraim^ Crouch {Amos. Aug. Child Mary . Sept. d. b. b. b. March 21. Lydia. 1791. . 1799..John^). 6. 2nd. b. b. 1845. Powers. 1793. m. 1762. . Elisha : Taylor of Ashby. S. 1814.^ 1885. Aug. 1825). b. 17. Jan. Children: Mary Ann. Apr. b. d. . b. 1818 . 18. Hannah. 1795. July 2. March 13. Children: Polly. 1789. .. d. b. Jan. 1787. Jan. He died Aug. 1811. Lucy Brown of Brookline (b. 1817. Luther and Calvin. b. b. 18. JoHN^ Crouch {Amos.. 21. Jan. Amos. 8. 1822. Apr. Oct. . 15. 17. 1822. 1812). 19. Luman J. and Clark B. b. 1799 d. 1802. b. 1802 m. Sally (b. b. d. . Salmon. Mass. 1796 m. Lydia {Jolin^ of Chesterfield) b. 25. d. Clark. May 25. Sept. . 1860). Sept. m. 1773. June 6. Frank Richardson. 17. b. 1835. 1796. Children: Susan. Chester. July 6. b. 16. . b. 1863. March 10. Isaac. Sarah (b. Child : Amos C. 1794..

. 6. widow Mary Wilber. . b. b. 2d. Apr. 1827 m.m. Mary (b.2 Crouch {Cyrus^). 1st. 18G4.^ Crouch {Ephraim. 1777 d. b. 1878). 1867. 1771. Charles A. 1786. March daughter of a Mv. . aged 23 CUMMINGS. July 14. 1812) . Sept. 1771. m. James Cumjhngs. March 23. April 6.. m. Nov. John^). 1870. Oct. m. b. 22. 1856) . Sarah (b. Children: P:isie E. 1851). 1878. 1873.^ Amos. Betsey 1791. . b. . May 26. 2d. Abra. 31. 18. d. 5. June 7. Elislia Taylor of Ashby. dauj^hter of Joualhan Bailey. Oct. daughter of Stearns Tarbox of Marlborough. 17. 2d. d.. ham L.^ Amos^'^ John^). Philadelphia June 26.. daughter of {. 1880. . 1857.^ 1848. 1st. George L. 1757. m. daughter Martha A. d. She m. aged 24 years) years). March 1792. 18G5. 1833. 7. 1823 m. 28. d. h. 1820.. m. 1849) d. b. May 2G. May 11. Levi^ Crouch (JoJm. Peru. Jan.. Staples of Westmoreland. 1841). Nehemiah Cummings. July 27. Aug. m. jNIay Clark 1st. m. Daniel E.^ Amos. b. 6. Julia A. March . March 1833. b. 1850.'' Jane Gilson Crouch (JoJm... L.320 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. b. 1827. d. Sept. 7. Mass. 24.^ Amos^. 19.^ Amos.^ Jolin^). d.. 7. widow Starkey (b. 2d. 2nd. m. Sept. (b. (d. Almira (b. d. John Cummings. 1848. of Asa of Vt. Luman J. 2d. Benjamin Howard of Stoddard.. Oct. June 13. 1831.~ John^). Feb. riuldah Dec. Sept. 20. 29. Crouch m. the widow of his twin brother. b. . 1st. m. Nellie Augusta.Tohn. 1822. Phillips 1877). 1753.. 11. m. 1858. 1763 .. Sarah (b.^ JoJin^)^ b. Amos Clark^ Crouch (Amos. 1815. 17. Nov. Lovlna Woodcock. 11. 10. Oct. 1762. Daniel Cummings. b. Aurelia (d. Jan. 1845. m. . 30. 21. 1780. daughter of Amherst Lewis of Chesterfield. Dec. May 11. Augusta (b.. daughter of Pentecost Stanle}' d.. 1831) Enoch Cummings."! Abraham 14 1874. 1st. Rebecca D. d. Sally (d. Child: . Feb. July 12. m. ]\Iary B. White (d. 4.. 1820.. b.

d. Amos Enoch^ Cummings (John^) m. b. William. Lucy Sept. . d. 27. Joseph. George W. b. 6. b. of Richmond. July Hannah. of . b. 2nd. . 24. Apr. James. Sarah. 3. b. 3. Sept. Haynes. Oliver. George. Sept. Apr. 1777. Mary Wood. 1843. Abbie E. Warren. Sophia. 1843. Aug. 1776 Lydia. Sept. Jan. b. d. Sept. b. Ephraim.. m. Sept. 1809 d. Elizabeth Jane. Nov. 24. 1779. 1842. Ebenezer. b. 10. b. 1776) Children b. Oct. Simeon^ Cummings {Ephraiin}). 12. John 17. Feb. Nov. Jan. 1782. b. Child: . Ehza Maria. 1832. and d. Priscilla. Feb. 13. Aug. Apr. Nov. Jan. b. Ephraim Cummings. Oct.. Apr. 1849. b. May 28. July 10. 7. b. Reuben. April 28. March 9. Frances Rebecca. 1849. RoseUa. 1839 d. Sarah. (b. 1777. March 4. 1782. Orpha W. 1830. 12.CuMMiNGS {John^). b. m. 29. 1825. 1781. 1771. b. 1773. Elvira. 3. March 8.. 1849. 21. b. Children: William. Jan. 1 . 1775. 1825. Olive. 1793. Robinson. 1849. 25. b. 1842) . Hannah m. 4. Simeon. 1833.. July 30. 21. Hannah Mclntire. 8. 14. 15. Nathaniel Cummings. 1827. Enoch and Daniel. 1836. 1778. 1789. 1833 d. 1875 . March 8. 20. March 30. 1873 d. Ellen M.GENEALOGICAL EECORDS. March 28. Sept. 7. 1777. daughter of Nathaniel B. Gertie A. b. Fisher. 1792. Feb. Aug. 20. p:phraim. Ebenezer. 1780. Nehemiah. Joseph. (d. 1792. 1840. d. 10. . 1875. . 1784. m. Aug. Betty. Feb. 321 d. 1870. b. b. Children Amos H. . 1 1883. 8. 1778. Lucy. Aug. Sept. b. Arvilla R. b. Dec. 20. Sept. Louisa. Maynard. 19. b. b. b. Jan. Dec. Daniel. twin. Feb. Lovina Whipple. 28. March 21. David. d. 1803. 7. Sept. Amos Ebenezer^ Cummings (Ebenezer. b. m. b. 1837. b. 22. : 6. 30. 24. 4. Apr. 1832. July 14. 1847). June II. . b. 1881). LaAvrence. 14. 1783. Ebenezer. m. 24.. b.'^ John^).. : . 1825. 1832. Frances Bradford. Joseph Cummings. 17. b. Thaddeus. m. 6. Sept. b. 1837. 1st. Nov. Enoch Children: b. Children: Rebecca. Childreu : Johu. 1785. d. d. b. Hannah d. 1837. m. Nov. Infant dan. b. (b. 1834. 16. daughter Paddock Lawrence. 1841 I. b. 1787. 1769. Feb. May 25. Betsey Bradstreet. b. . b. 1878.

Sarah.v (b. in. Jan. 1834. 2. Sept. 1772.1832. ApoUos Nye of Keene d. b. Peninah. Jan. Almira. 1760). Lydia. Children: Nancy. Jan. 24. Children : . : Thaddeus Cummings. 1849. 1786. m. CURTIS. 18. Samuel Parker of Richmond. b. 1st.Curtis (Calvin^). b. b. Sept. . 1801. 1799. 3rd. May 11. m. m. Mason "Whipple of "Winchester. 20. 1812.. C. Oct. Aug. 8. Oct. 1777. 22. May 2. 3. m. . 17. 3. 18. b. Dec. Charles Page of Londonderry. b. Jan. Sept. . Apr. 1787.. March 28. 17. Oct. b. Nov. m. 2. Milan H. Sally Learned. Ilewes. 1786. 1813. daughter of Moses Marsh of Keene d. 31. b. 1815. Vt. Calvin. July 27. May 6. Charles. b. 1803. John Rice of Richmond. b. Julia. 1850. 1823 . 1791. 1798. 18-29. AN'illiam Hewes. Luther Cook. 1783. m.. ... Oct. Ervin. March 1811. Enoch Howes. March 28. 30. 1. . Jan. daughter of Israel Sabin of Richmond. Joseph. 1788. 1834. Amariah Curtis. daughter of Jethro Kimball. 31805. b. m. Sept. March IG. . b. Patience Cook. Dec. Calvin. Mehitable. Lucy. Apr. b. d. b. 1788 m. 1779. b. b. Aug. . b. m.. m. m. b. Dec. IIenuy2 Cummings (Thaddeus^). Henry Thompson.322 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Jonas. b. b. Jan. 12. b. March 28. of Townshend. July 3. b. . May 27. 1793. Lyman N. 1867. b. 29. m. 1st. b. 1816. Julia A. 19. Sept. b. b. 2d. 1817. Sally. 10. 1829 d. Susanna. RhocUi. dence. 1772 . m. d. daughter of Capt. 17. h. Abigail Children Henry. 12. Jan. 1842. Nov. 19. 1817. 1791 Charlotte. Sept. May 8. Rosweil Tliurston of Keene d. March 4. Lucina. 4. Feb. Delila. 1775. 19. b.. Cheney Thompson of Keene d. May 25. Richmond. 15. b. b. 1784. Nov. Esther. 1823. m. Harriet. Caleb^ Curtis (Samuel^ of Richmond)^ m. 29. b. 1814. Celia F. 6. h. m. 25. Nicholas Cook of Children: Anna. 1805. Nov.Oct. Thaddeus. Molly. 1838. . b. {Thaddeus'^). Calvin Curtis. Howes. daugliter of Caleb Children: Provided. ther. 19. 1787. Alonzo. Children Mary. Hannali. Eliza. . b. 2d. She m. LuJoanna. 1781. m. 1821 . John Harrod^ Cummings Fanny. b. 3. Jan. 1779. Betty . Nov. 29. 18. : Thaddeus^ Curtis (Calvin^). Lydia. PruJohn Harrod. Oct. 1795. b. 1809. 7. Aug. 1819 m.

323 1809. Sept. Luther Cook^ Curtis daugiiter of J.. Oct. 1888. Feb. Holbrook. Dec. Lovtell W. Sail}'' Gunn. E. : Pliny. m. 1858. 26. .^ Davidson (Benjamin B. 1802... 17. 1862 m. 1827.). 13. 1837. b. d. Eliza Houghton. 15. b. b. 1829. Feb. 1829."^ Jonas. July 25. 19. Dec. d. Jan. 3 \\\y 25. .^ Thomas. Catherine Children Aliezer John Richmond.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 1858 d. Mrs. 1866. B. b. 1803. C. 1849. : . Ebenezer W. CUTLER. Throop Barney of Elijah Daniels. m. m.. March m. Aaron T. 1832.. 1857) daughter of Simeon H. {Calvin^). March : 4. George I. May b. Children Oct. 1881.3 Darling {George'^).. 1st. 1802. b.^ horn in England. 1. Sept. b. Mary Louisa. Jennie. m. Jan. m. 12. 26. b. danforth. June 14. (b. 2d."^ Thomas. May 27. Jennie M. Elijah S. Oct. Nov. 1824. June Sally Richmond Danforth. Child Edgar E.. March 6. 22. Richmond Danforth. b. 1838. Abigail. 7. 6. m.. DANIELS. Joel. b. Dec. Susan.^ of Fitzwilliam). 18. 1841. 31. m. 1855 . 10. h. daughter of Arvin Aldrich of Westmoreland. 10. Nash. 1841 . Emily Thayer. 15. 17. 1835. d. March 26. Louisa Curtis. Dec.. Mass. b. Dec. RoxANNA Curtis. Lowell W. 1802. 1833. ca???e to America and settled in Watertoion in 1634). darling. Abner.^ Cutler (Gardner ^ ^ . 1826. Taunton. Arthur 9. 1827. Feb. d. 1858. inKeene m.h. d. Child : Hugh C. 10. m. David Franklin of Winchester. Miriam Thayer. . 1 600. Olive^ Darling of Nortlifield. 9. Dec. Feb. Mass. Emily. DAVIDSON. b. 1849..Javies. Olive J. 14. b. Apr.Darling {3Trs. Amidon. George. 5.

Jan. Asa. Mass.m. Jere- miah. of tliat 1. 1793). b. as earl3'as Jan. Fred H. 1782. Rebecca Lawrence. 1784. 1744 m. 1st. : . 11. Oct. Nov. 2. 1785. d. Aug. was ham. 1742. DAY. d. who settled in b. b. 1. 1885).^ 1679. Sarah. 31. 31. in Susan. b.^ Ralj)h^). May 1781. 1884. John. Mass. Dec 6. m. March 8. 17. 2. . 2. Mass. Apr. 1654. d. d. in Chesterfield. Aug. Mass. Rose Heffron d.2 Dickerman (Charles'^ of Hinsdale). 12. 1713 d. Apr. 24. Beriah. 1824. May 23. Miriam Very (d. Nov. 20. 1782. Children : 2.. Jan. Feb. Israel^ Day m. (b. ni. Jan. d.). Vara J. about 1758 d. Calvin. Mass. Daniel. The line of descent from Ralph Day to Israel Day Swanzey was John. b. 1824. . Jan. b. aged 19 years. dickerman. Oct. 1740. Jonathan^ Day (Israel. 24. 10.324 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Mass. d. Feb. Jonathan. Susan Fairbanks town. d. m. b. Children Betty. at Dedham he settled in Wrentham. m. b. Joseph. in Dedham. Apr.^ BaJjyh^). 1779. Joseph^ Day {Israel. 1739. 1740. the emigrant ancestor of the Swanze^y Days. . h. Nicholas infancy. Dec. b. 1780. Hannah.. Aug. 28. Amos Day. in Dec.'^ Ralph.'^ John. 1790. 1771 m. about 1758. d. 16."^ John.. Children: Melinda A. Ziba Ware of Winchester. Ralph Day. d. Benjamin^ Day (Caleb^ of Wrentham.^ John. 1776. 8. 4. 1792. b. 1783. 14. 1799. 5. June 24. May 14. Josepli.^ JoJm. Elizabeth Larden of Wrentham. . 1779. Howes. in Ded- 1645 . . 1860. 25. Jan. m. of Worcester. j . m. Jonathan Hill. . 1778. Susan Hefflon d. Mass.). Keziah. b. ^ John. .^ John. 18. 1812.^ b.. 1852. m. b. Oct. 1799 . 13. 31. b. b. d. 1747. Nov. July 6. 1647. 9. b. b. Abigail Wright of Warwick. Dec. about 1750. about 1750.Ecd2)h^ of Dedham) ^h Jan. June 15. 1748 Sept. 1770.^ John. JMarch 4. 1789 m. June 13. in Dec.'^ of Dedham). Nov. Beriah^ Day (Israel. Maria Ileaton of Wrentham Abigail. : Cliildren {John. . 1742. b. Enoch^ Day {Joseph^ of Wrentham. . 20. Jacob.. Nov.

b. 22. 5.1778. Caroline Cummiug d.. 1774. George N. Lucinda Gardner of Sunderland. Feb. daughter of Matthew Robley. May 6. b.. b. 1. daughter of David Wilson . b. Harriet. A child.. bapt. 1776. b. Manthana. d. bapt. b. b. 24. Nettie. Oct. Feb. July 16.. 1785. 1778. : Ansel.. 1811. 1871. Azariah^ Dickinson {Nathaniel. b. July 10. July 10. David S. William^ Dickinson {Nathaniel. b. an adopted daughter. 1784. 325 m. 2ud. 1798. Mass. Nathaniel./oeZi of Hinsdale). May June 6.. 1840. Feb. Jan. 1811. 1776. 1800. 1795. Azariah. July 16. 4. 3Iass. May 2. Mass. 1788 d.. 4. bapt. d. b. — . b. May 5. . Children: . 1883. b. 1867. 1771. John W. Children Erastus. Elizabeth. May 15. Joshua. 1787. Luther. 23. b. 1800.. Nettie M. Feb. 27. bapt. daughter of John Beal of Chesterfield. 12. 1781. 15. Caroline. 3. Feb. Joseph^ Dickinson (Nathaniel^ of Deerjield. 8. William. b. May 2. 1777) . m. Nellie. 10. John. b. m. 6. Dec. Frank A. 1883. Charles E. b. Apr. Aug. Aaron. Nov. b. m.^ Nathaniel^). and Nellie S. 2nd. March 17.). 1883. 24. m. m. Oct. (b. Oct. Rollins. May 5. Lottie Ricliardsou of West Acton. b. Oct. 1809. Orriu. Sept. 25. Rebecca War- Children: Rebecca. 1847. 9. twins. m. Feb. May 25. Eliza. 1797. b. 1771 m. July 8. Nathaniel^ Dickinson (Nathaniel^ of Deerjield. Webster D. bapt. 1780. Feb.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. March 16. Car- (d. 1873. 1787. : 1814. 1811. 1791. 1822. Oct. Delana. Aaron. Aug. 1790. b. May 5. 1745. . Polly. d.^ Derby (. Children Joshua. 1814. Arvilla. 1868. 8. 10.) oline ren. 22. Feb. d. b. DERBY. Aug. bapt. 31. b.2nd. 1811. 1783. m. 1793. 28.. Feb. 8ept. 1774. Submit. DICKINSON. b. Israel. Aug. Asa. h. b. Rachel Hale. David Whitcomb. Caroline. Feb. Abel. b. b. b. b. 1885. Children: Henry A. 17. b. March 25. Oct. 30. 1770. . .'^ Nathaniel^). Calista. d.. Sept. b. March 19. Nov. ni. 4. June 24. b. July 4. 1778. Sally. 1st.. 1876. William Butterfield of Westmoreland. Nov. 1806. 1773. 19. Mass. 1786 . 10. Joseph. Clarana. Nathaniel. 28. Jeremiah Gilmore. Harriet A. 1890. 1846).

June 4. Feb. b. 1828. Nov. Sept. 1812. 1783 . m. Ka1860) daughter of Hezekiah Scott. 4. 27. 12. b. b. b. 10.. b. Betsey.. 25. Sept. July 18.. Martha. . Mass. Abigail (b. {Nathaniel^^ NathanieV. shortly after m. 1857. Dec. . m. b. Nov. d. 15. b. 1843. Feb. Aug. Louisa 7. d. m. Laura Lucina. 1859. Cordelia. 4. 30. . dren : Mary Theresa Felch of Winchester. July 22. b. March 9. ^ Nathaniel^ Dickinson {William. 1. Aug. 7. Lucina (b. Sept. d. bapt. 1873) daughter of Jonathan Whitcomb d.. Aug. . 1816). Jane L. Oct. 1817. b. Dec. Jan. Aaron^ Dickinson : . La Fell. 1877). Sept.^ Nathaniel^). in. daugliter of David Hill..Nathaniel^). Milan A. Dec. d. 8. Sept. George. Addie Jane. 1. 18. 1839.. m.^ Nathaniel. Aug. 1863. Feb. bapt. . 20. Zibu. 10. 1815. 24.^ Nat]ianieU)^\>. Feb. 1865. July 14. Daniel B. bapt. 1799 d. Sept. h. May 19. Aug. 2nd. Children: Lucinda Keziah. 25. Oct. 1811. 1811. 10. 1800. Apr. Erastus^ Dickinson {William. . 1825. d. . 18. b. 9. b. 1849. b. June 1806. . b. in Oct. Aug. 4. July. Sept. May 28. Ansei. 1843. Aug. Mar. m. Harriet Ann. killed in battle. Polly (b. d.. George Smith of Hinsdale. 27. 8. Joseph Read of Ashuelot. 1. Sept. Albert b. Nov. 1815. Joseph Gardner. b. {NatJiwiiel. b. Sarah. 1853 Jenette. b. 1840 m. b. 1844. 1889.1821. Aaron. 1850. Lucy. 17. AsA^ Dickinson . b. July 18. 6. Apr. 1858. 1822 m. 1786. 1865. daughter . Nathaniel^ Dickinson {Nathaniel. March 5. Alexander. 25. 1851 d. 1827 m. JNIary. d. March 8. 23. 29. Koweiia.of Deerjield). 1819 . Fasset of Winchester. 4. Oct. Children: Asa. Children A.^ Nathaniel.) of Hinsdale . d. 2. iel. 1847. 22. 1787 d. in. May : 25. Frances Lovilla. 1813. b. d. Charles W. Jan.- Nathaniel of Deerfield) . May 11. 18. 1st. 19. Lora Ellen. m. Dec. Abel^ Dickinson 1785. (NatJianiel.'^ NathayiieP). Sept. 16.^ Nathaniel. John Henry. b. 1816 m. Children Nathan17. 1776. 1806. Mary Calista. Oct. Apr. b. chel. John H. 3. July 28. 26. Sept. 1814. 1820. Laura. d. 2. 1839. Clarence J. 1852. 1855. b. Wellington Kingsley of Williamsburg. Oct. Dec.326 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Alexander. 2. b. Oct.^ Nathaniel^) b. of Moses Hills d. b. Boleyn (d. Chil- . 1837. 1823. Eames. 1821 1830. . 177S. 1866. d. . b. b. 1837. b. Nathaniel William. 1862. 5. 1861. Esther (b. 1808. and William Eugene. Betty 1811.^ Dickinson {William. Nov. b. 1841 Ansel Byron. d.

m. 7. July 23. 0. Elmer F. of Richmond. Sept. March 31. 327 Nov. Apr. 1880.^ Nathaniel. d. Emily H. b...^ Dickinson b.. : Frank b. 1843 m. daughter of Cyrus G. Child Pearl I. (b. b. d. Kendall. {Orrin. m. 1856. 1841 d. Charles E.^ William. Sept. Flora E. Mary Alice. Abbot W. 15. Elvie. 15. 9. 1879. 1859 m. b. Oct.. Abbot W. b. Feb.^ NatJianiel^).. Eaton. b. 1848. daughter of m. Aug. 8. ter of Thomas J.'^ William. . : Nathaniel W.Nathaniel^). 1819). 1858. 1862).^ Dickinson iel^). 1850.. June 25. Jan. b. 1876. May 24. Anna E. Nov.. 30. March 12.^ Nathaniel. 25. Abbie M. 1837. 1840). 1890.. Jan. Aug. Mary M. 27. April 13.'^ William. April 4. b.. Cass. 7.^ Dickinson Natlianiel^). {Natlianiel.. May 22. 1st. daughter of Leander Child Augustus L. (b. 14. daughter Charles H. Nathaniel J. Rosilla H. 20. b. 1865. Ino.'' Dickinson {Orrin. Ansel B. Feb. Jan. 10. Fanny M. b.. April. 1884. Dec. Sept. 1869. Wallace G. 12. 1809 Mary Ann . 2nd. 1851. 4. 1876. 1839. 1833. Jan. b. Sept. b. Addie E.^ Nathaniel.. Sept. Aug. . 8. 7. Oct. Dec. 1854 . b. David W.. b. b. Children: Ellen E. Dec..^ Dickinson {Orrin^.^ Dickinson b. 3. 1843 m.. (d. Aug. 1840.. 1868.'^ Nathaniel^) . . Esther Jane. b. daughter of Francis B..'^ Azariah. . daughter of Aaron Wilson of Keene d. Joseph G. 1881. 1847.'^ m. . 15. Whitney. (b. 1880. . Orrin"* Dickinson {Azariah. 1850). b. James W. 26. b.'^ Natliayiiel. Charles H. 7. 28. b...^ Nathaniel.GENEALOGICAL EECORDS. b. 1882. daughChildren: Anna F. Joshua Lawrence of Roxbury . b. 1861). Ansel B. 1854.'^ William. (Nathaniel. Page. Dec. Dec. 1857 m. 28. 1859. April 20. 1. 13. 24. Aug.^ Nathaniel. 14. Mass.. Ida May 26. b. Jan. b. March 24. Belle. 1858. 1. 1870. b. 1861. Lillian A.^ Nathaniel. M. Frank O. daughter of Jarvis Daniel B. b. 3.. 1873. b.. Jan. Marion of Jarvis Cass of Richmond. b. 10. 1879. 1872. . 20. m. 1846. 1879. Mary A. Azariah.Nathaniel^). Dec. Nov.^ NathanieV-). Sept. 1883. Harry.NatJianieP). Nov.^ Dickinson {Nathaniel. m. 2.^ Nathaniel.Page. 13. Noyes of Boston. Charles Gilmore.alls 'O^ {Nathaniel.. m.^ Nathan(b.'^ Azariah.

July 26.. 1860 m. Child Morton F. b. 2. b. Daniel H. Dec. Oct. b. (b. 4.).^ James^). 20. 29.. England m. b. b. 1885.. 14.. Malvena. Arthur A. 7. April 3. b. 1867. 1821 m. 3fass. 1888. Dkkinson^ of Harvard. Clarence W.' 20. Feb. b. Jan. in. 1791. Dec. 1884. April 2. in of Harvard. Feb.. Children: Aug. : Clarence W. Nov. in Ayer. in downing. Anna Ma}-. Dec. Apr. 1884. 1. (b. March 14. April 26. b. 1867 d.Ware. 3 Downing {Franklin. 6. 29. b. 1859. K.. . ker. 1874.328 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. H. Marshall W. 29. 1864 d. b. 1887.James^) . Jan. Lela R. b. . Fayette F. Oct. Children: 15. Alma Jane (b. Florence L. b. Sept. John W. Mary A. Margaret Bolton (b. Harriet A. Carlton. 1862. b. 1872. daughter of Jonatlian . Cordelia E. daughter of Carlton Parker. 1876. Frank 0. Children S. Dec. Phinehas Dodge and Betty Morse were m. 18. 1882. Nov. b. b. 1864). 1886. 1842. b. Oct. D. Sept.). 1868. b. 1870. Mary L.^ 1856. Nov. 1760. 1. b. d. : DOLBY. Sept. March .. Joshua Dodge had a Aug. Canada. in 4... George G. Mabel Child Sept. b. 1850. 12.. Dec. 1878. 1868. 1881. Frederick Dolby. . b. 1875. 18G7. 1843. 25. 25. 1856 m. 1879. 31.h. Cliildren b. 25. N. Nov. 28. daughter of Carlton ParSwanzey. DicJcinson^ DODGE. 1867. Jan. 1875. Aug. April. 1867. 1831).Downing (Janies^ of Marlow.h. Fayette F. 12. 1760. John Dodge had a child d.^ Downing (Franklin. b. 1854.. Sept.. Eugene A.in. b. D. .). Roundy. 1886. P. 22. 3fass. May 5. 1849). Child Guy F. Harrison. 31. Aug. 9. Dec. Sept.Dickinson (3fr.). Lois E. 12. : John Willard. Addie J. Mary. 31. 15. in Swanzey). child d. April 5. 7. Nellie. : . 27. 27. 1868).. (3Tr. Franklin..^ Dickinson Sept. George. Oct. Stanley (b. 1872.. Mass. Sarah. 8. . daughter of James Monroe Ballou. b.2 Dodge (Abram^ of Chester. : Hamilton. Vt. Aug. Feb. 1859 m. b. 12. March 15. 26. 11. Feb.

Emma L. David Dwinnel m. Dec. Oct. Feb. Chesterfield).. Jan. Abram. 14. 31. b. bapt. Hannah White (b. b. 1861. June 4. Jan. daughter of Josiah Woodward was b. Polly. Child : . Sally Thompson. Feb. b. b. 13. 1781. 19. Aug. she . May Dorcas Pollard. b. daughter of Children George W. in Alstead d. 13. d. 1850. Apr. 1766. 1793. Child: William Wright. John. 1773. 1806. Apr. m. 13. 23. 329 DRAPF. Sept. Children Pearly. b.2 Samuel^). b. (b. 1807. Samuel March of Alstead d. William. Enoch Howes. h. b. March 12. Aug.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. DUNTON. Oct. 18. 1803). 7. May 19. daughter of DUNHAM. Sept. . July 3. DUSTON. Sarah . Edward Goddard. 18. bapt. in m. 3 Draper DREAVRT. 1831). Presson. Harriet H. 1805. 2. m. 21. DWINNEL. Luther. d. Children: Sabra. 1830. ra. 17. (yl&ram. 1787. 1884. Apr. Susan. 1852. 1783 ra. (b. Gardner Duston. 1878. Samuel Thompson. m. 1783. . 1816. daughter of Grove Bidwell. in 1786.R. 23. b. d. Sept.Draper {Samuel^ of Chesterfield . Dec. daughter of William Wright. 26. Dec. m. Cyrus. 6. 14. 10. m. 1771. b. 1813).. Levi Durant. Mary. Rachel 2. in Chesterfield. 1829. Alithea. Horace Drewry. 1828. 1832 . June 25. 1768. Sept. Aug. b. Sept. Levi Dunham and his wife Belinda had : Delia. 1859 d. 22. : 1764. b. 22. 1779. 1786. July 29. JoHN^ Durant {Levi^). b. 12. Elijah Dunton. 31. Dec. Abbie A. : 15. 1846. Geok&e W. b. b. 1787. DURANT. 1785. 14. Nov. Levi. b. Oct.. Nov. . b. 1796. .. 16. Sept. 1830. Maria L.

and Winchester m. Eusebia. Nov.^ Henry. Thomas^ Eames. 18.. 28. Oct. 16. Mary. 1821 d.^ Thomas^). 17. 1793. Jethro Eames and Charles. Lois. in Framingham.Thomas^).. March 11. m. 1844. 22. Oct. and lives in HudWilliam Ames m. twelve children. daughter of John Blanford of Sudl)nry d. b.^ Henry. Aug.^ a hrkhnaker) b. Mass. Jotham. 11. 25. Lois. Apr. Oct. 1750. Peter. Samuel 1800. m. among the sons was Ilenry.. Jotham^ Eames . came to America as . Nov. Mary Adams. Henry. 1815. Jan. 6. April 11. 1790. Maria. 1744. Margarette m. 2d. a brickmaker. b..330 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Lyman N. April 30. daughter of Rev. m. 12. 1837. about 1618.^ JoHN^ Eames {TJiomas. 14. Had . 1792 in Fram: . 22. Dedham. Zilpha. Sept. 1792 . June 26. George Moore (d. Sept. 1804.. as^). 1680. b. d.. April 2. July 31. to removed Sullivan. William. March Rhoda. ^ Amos . b. Lucy. in California). Bailey . one of whom was John. 1726. who 1733. b. July 24. 2>^. in Framingham m. Nabby. in California. 1861. March 22. daughter of Peter How of Hop. . his wife Ahiah had three children : Abigail. May 1. Claris- dren : . m. Oct. b. b. 2d. 1817. Gershom. m. 2 TJioynas^). one of the family was Henry. Sept. Feb. sa.'* Henry"* Eames (Henr?/. Clarissa (1). EAMKS.^ John. b. Michigan. . May 13. 14. 1787. ingham. b. William Goddard^ Eames . 10. . 1814 m. June 16. d. {Ilenry. 1828 1831 d. b. b. b. .3 Jb7»i. early as 1634. Jotham. April 22. and settled in Framingham m. Children William G. 1867). son.. Had ten children . 1834. b. WilMay 24. b. 1761. the third 1722. Eusebia (d. April 4. Henry ^^ John. . 1856). Feb. b. 1st. 1841. Ruth. 16. : 1788. kinton. 1880. in d. 1st. Chil- Cynthia. 1834. Luther d. Jonathan D. continues the line. Dec. Howes. Lucy. June 16. Ruth Newton d. Apr.Thornm. Slie was killed by the Indians with five of her children in 1776.^ HenryS Eames (John. Elizabeth Eames. 1788 d. Eusebia. Jan. Henry. b. 1756. 1698. d.. 30. in Swiinzey. . Had ten children. Had nine children 1756. d. h. Louisa. b. 1813. m. 21. Mass. 1884. daughter of {Jothccm. May 25. Phineas. 1642. Turner of Jaffrey. liam Goddard 21.


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^ Henry. Henry. 2d. Hastings Caipenter. 1847 m. of Washington. m. b. 2.. Nancy. 1823. James C. Ellen F. 2d.. James C. Feb.'^ Henry. 1867). 9.^ Henry. . Clarence J. Martha M. George H. June 30.Thomas)^. Louie Toye. : . (b. 22. Dec. July David Ely. b. Nov. Nov. . Floretta M. Higgins of Hinsdale (widow of Francis J. Sept. daughter of Lawson Moore m. 1849 Fred B. Oct. i:ilis m. 1841.^ Fames Jolin. 1886. March 22.^ Thomas.''' Fames {Jotham. Ann. He d. . Child Harry. b. 1822 d.^ John. 1820.. 21.. July 23. 1857 d. April 10. b. 10. March Conn. Mrs. 1820. 1844. ^ 1847 m. A. 15. b. 8. Dec. b. Henry. 25. 1st. 18fi4. 1827). May 25. Willis Hutchinson.^Jotham.^ Henry. b. Sept. 7. b. m. d.. daughter of Joseph Brown m. daughter Children: Lucy. Jan. 23. d.^ June 17. 3. George S.^ Henry. m. b. July 24. George H. JothamC. Child George Herbert.'' William G. 1830. Feb.^ Jotham.^ Henry . b. . Sept. Aug. 22. 22. Children Percy. Kezia M. 1794 d. Rhoda M.GENEALOGICAL RECOKUS. 27. b. Simeon E. Jan..s Fames Jolin.. 1825 . Porter) d. 1864.^ Aug. 1.. Nov. Willie. 1840. 1819. Frank H. 1854. 1851. March 13. Dec. 1820 d. b. Atwood. Lucy 19. D. Orlando Ames of Michigan. June 15. b. Williams. M. 1851.. b. m.'' William G.. JoTHAM^ Eajies (JotJiam. 1838 .. 16. 1829 . 1827). March 25. 1845 . Ozro C. Keene. 331 . b. 1868.^ from England).. 2. 27. Aug. 1847.^ Henry.^ Jotliam.^ Fames ^ ^ {Henry. Nov. 1850. Kezia 7. 1st. Dec. b. Sept. b. 1876.''' Thomas^). 9. E. 1845. Theodore H. 1870. Children p:mma F. 1891). m. 1856 m. . Miller Ella M.. . Ephraim Kidder of Mich^'^ ^ m. Eliza A. m. Aug. Jan. young. 1827. . 11. 1876. '^ Henry ^^ : Thomas^). John Ballon.. 1853. June. Sept. . d."^ JoJin. 1863.^ TJiomas^) h. C.. 25. 1883. h. b. 1844. 1884. b. Arthur E. b. b. m.. 14.. John. .. Thomas^). Feb. Aug. 1834 d. derson of Keene. 20. 1888.. June 17. 3. igan. b.^ (H'en?-?/. Margaret An. Eliza Ann (b. Etta A. 1817. 1793 Henry. b.Feb. 1859 m. Henr}' H. John. Harriet A. Children Frank H. April 3.'^ {Henry.. 21. b. 1825. Fred : B. Dec. . Jan. Cameron of . May : 5.^ Henry. 7. 28.^ Jotham.^ Jotham. April 19. 1830.. Sarah Ann. 1863. . Frederic P. 1851 d. (b. . 13. : . June 14. Feb. Oct. m. m. William G. d. . d. b. Rhoda. 2. May 1. of David of 11. Sept. Allen (b.. b. Henry''' Fames (William G. March 11. Ely Lyme.

7. Alice.2 Eastman {Amos^ of m. Nov. b. 10. Vt. 1835.^ Samuel. 1839 . 1830. m. EASTMAN. b. daughter of Irus MetChildren: Josie E. Apr. 1841 17. 187G. b.s b. b. E. 1853 m.^ Eastman . 1865. 1872. 1856. March 15. March 4.. Francis H. : Orleans SamueP of S. . Ilewes. 1873. June 10. 15.^ Jonathan. 1. 1834) daughter of James Tufts of Keene. Sept. b. Eunice (b. Joel^ Eaton {Abel. 5.. 1876. 29. b. b. ]May 18.. 1801) daughter of Abraham Stearns. Dec. Walter Lee. Aug. 6. 1867. b. 1800 . 1884. Corinth. 16. b. July 25. d. 1837." Jotham. 1861 b. . b.1865. Nov. Lorin Wliite June 3. Apr. 1807) of AYinchester d. Henry. 1880. 23. William Henry. 1848.. Elizabeth. (b. Amasa R. 1873. 1843). b. 30. 12. E. Jesse. b. 1832 b. 1. Vt. 28.. 1. Children Augusta C. 2nd. George A. May of Marlborough. 1. Emma EATON. Charles C. 1875. Bidwell.). 1859. 5. daughter of Nathaniel Dickinson. 1878. Oct. June West- March Joel M. 3rd. moreland. 1882. Phebe Turtelot of Joel. 14. Dec. 1852. b. 17. 1870. Cressie.Thomas^). Dec. Winchester.^ Jonas^ who came from Evgland prior to 1640. d. Roy calf. m. d. March 30. Osman m. Sept. in Chesterfield. Worcester. 1878. 1855 : George W. F.. HISTORY OF SWANZET. Jenney.. EAMEs(t7a??ie. {Carlton^ of Hartland. 1844. '^ Children: 19. Sept. Apr. George Frank. field . . Nov. Aug.. 1872. Feb. Aug. b. May 29. 1844. . Page. Chil- Martha A. Jedutiiun Eaton m. Mass. June 18.^ Nov.^ Samuel. Walter Emily Jane. Ellen F. Nov. Addie Jane (b. June . John C. 25. May 16. Erdix S. Clarence N. July 1856. and Jolm S. b. Child : 14.^' Jotham/' Henry.. Jan. b. 1863. b. Nov. Jane (b. Oct. E. b. in Chestei in resides in Michigan. 3. d. 1881. Aug. 29. 1863. Vt. b. 8. Oct. Apr. d. ^ 1853. Jan.332 Clarence J. Mass. 11. removed to WoodChildren Augusta. June 3. Robert R. 10.. 9. 20. Loyd. 1874. John. 1859). Dec. m. Joel^ Eaton (Jednthnn^ of Winchester) b. Mary 2. d. b. m. July . Mary Lorette.'^ Eaton {Loren. AnnAVooUey dren : (b.. Sarah Lizzie. C.. later from Reading). July 25. 25.). b. m. . Leonard. d. resides in Michigan. 1858. Mrs. Jonas^ who came . ra.. b. stock. d. George G. 1800. Jonathan? of Reading. Nov. 26. in Winchester. 1857 . 1836. Ellen. June 22. b. 8.'^ AheU^ Samuel^ of Holden. b m. 3.

5. Marlborough. 2nd.)^ b. 1st. 1877). T.^ Samuel. 1847. Jnly 10. 1877. Ellen. White of . S. b. Willie O.'^ Samtiel. b. Annie M.' June 4. Ang. Dec. ra. 1888). 1856. Delia L. S. b. June all born at Winchester. b. 1887. (b. Apr.^ Jonas. (b. Oct. Arthur F. 1849 9. 11. Nov. 9. March 3. Sept. June 30. ^ Ellis. March 10. 1824 d. Warren2 Ellis (George WA). J. July 30. England iwior to 1640).. 1813 m..^ Ellis (George WA).'^ Samuel. 1845. George W. m. 23 . 1849. : ..^ Abel. Feb.. Nov. 1864. and M.. Louisa (b. Humphrey . d. b.. 2nd. Cora Feb. March 10. 1879. July 20. 26. : 1882.. b. b. Oct. daughter of Mr. Lucius. June 26. 1842 . at Washington.. Nov. m. 1849) daughter of E. b. 1864. Apr.. 1884. Chihlren James Harvey. June 22. March 19. 1841 m. . b.. June 22.^ Eaton {Ahel^^ Samuel. 1838 . 1863). April 9. 1875.. 1869. 1833 . of Keene. 1840). 2. March 31. 1839. 1st. (b.. Jan. 9. 27. of Rev. m. Feb. 1837. 1863) daughter of Joseph Snow d. b. 25. 9. d. . c1. Addie J. b. Jona- than. Sarah P. Julia M. 1872. b.''' Eaton {James . daughter of Hiram Forbusli. D. 8. Carl Wesley. Hattie M. Anna M.. 10. Bigelovv of Keene. 1863.. 11. C. Charles W. 1852.. b. b. Draper. from England prior 17. 7. Sept. 3. Humphrey G. Cliildren George S. April Alfred S. 333 to 1640 and settled in Reading^ Mass. (twin to Pierce of Keene. 1843. Mabel L. b. daughter of Daniel Thompson. 29. 31.2n(l. Chil- Ned Herman. George 6. Eames m. Tiistan Aldrich m. Jan. 1847 d. 1845. Sept.. 10.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Martha N. b. Adelphia Thayer (tl. . 27. 25. daughter of Benjamin F. b. Emma 1877. 1851. G. (b. Children: Herbert J.h. 1854. Elbridge C. : . 1878. Ang. b.. Ellen E. . Homer E. b. Aug. Jan.. Jan. D. 1888. Ella W. b. Everett Adams. b. March 31.^ Joyiathan. Warren.. Emma S. Al)bie L. Jan. March P. Children dren : Addie Geneva. Farwell of Nelson m. 29. Child Georgiana. 1839. 1848 m. Goodell of Winchester. Dec. James T. 1873 d. 15. Nov. 1809 m. b. 1882. 1863. Feb. b. 1864.^ Jonas^).^ of . D. Nov. 30. Emma F. Jan. b. 2.' Ellis (formerly of Keene). Nellie M. 18.. .. March 24. 1st. daughter of James C. 12.^ ni. 1850. 1818 d. March 5. 25. 16. m. 7. 25. Heustis of Boston. 1850. 1856). daiigliter Mrs. Feb. 4. Dec. 1877. . G. b. (b. June .). 1838. b. . May 28. Jan.

Aug. Feb..2 Ellis (George WJ). Oct. Oct. Children: O. Sept. 18G7. b. b. 16. d. 10. Mary Nov.George^ of Keene). 15. 1858. Dec. Cass. July 18. . June 22. 16. Minnie Hendricks of Keene. March 16. 1829 m.. 25.. 1871. 1866. ni. b. Elbkidge C.^). 1852 m. 1878). 9. b. . ni. in Waverly. 7. b. Oct. m. May. m. Leon C. 1870. b. Charles 2. Children: Walter H. March 8. b. Mass. Oct.. b. 1815. in July. Abbie L. b. daughter of David Hill. 3..May 7. 28. 1873 Louie d. d. Eva L.. George W. in Marlborough . 1859. INLarch 31. Louie and May. White (b. 1861 d. in Canada. h. Jan. Sept. b. 1845. 26. Jan. daughter of Mr. W. Abbie Louisa. Ezra2 Emerson (CaleW of Marlborough). Lucinda A.. Arthur G. Ballon. Harriet Ldke Ellor. Aug. George T.. J. Mass. 5. Helen Sophia. b.. b. 9. Sept. 6. (b. 18. b. Dec. Louisa (b. daughter of Josiah B. d. 1855 . Dec. Maude G. Children : 1850. March . 1827). m. May 21. Sept. 1859. 24. 1798. 8. m. 26. : Franklin Carter. m. Pierce of Keene. July 3. young. 27.1854. in Keene. ELLOR. Children b. 24. . 1836. Mass. of Marlborough. M. d.. March 31. b. Ella W. Mabel.. b. b. 10. 1854. Aug. 1788. Apr. 1840). T. Florence L. b. 1858. 24. m.i).»b. 24. Jessie G.. . 1873. b. 1883. 1877. .. 1855 m. Apr. Nov. b. Emma J. Fred Spring. d. b. in Marlborough. David. in Keene May d. 28. of :Sally (b. Frank Carlton of Winchester. Feb. b. m. March ^21. Herbert Raymond of Keene. Hill of Belmont. Gurnsey. James Castle d. George 1858 . 1843. 1868. Jan. George C. Jan. in Somerville. .2 Ellis (George TF. .^ Ellis (George TF. Homer E. 1817. Dec. 9. b.i). 11.2 Ellis {George W. Clara E. 1873. 1875. Emma C. 1873. daughter of Oliver Carter Marll)orough 19. 23. m. b. March. Nov. 4. Apr. Nov. June 15. 6. b.. 1815 . 1869 Plora A. Murter K. . 1870. 1871). July 14. b. Children : Etta Jane. Grace A. 1861. Children: I. 11. 3. 1841 m.Ellis (George^ of Keene). Lucius^ Ellis (George TF. Oct. of Keene. . EMERSON. June 12. 1873. 1876. b.. 1869. 1872. 1852. b.334 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Sept. 1880. John F. 1835). Charles Davis of Bellows Falls. 1863. ... Sept. 1878.

b. 1870. Jerome Oliver. Ansel Martin of Richmond. 1871 . Cliil- George E.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. . 10. 23. 1866. Child : Lottie M. m. 1868). He d. d. . Y. March 11. 6. 1846. 1865. Children Ned Leon E. 7. Silsbee of Wakefield. daughter of Mark N. Oct. Jan.. C. Florence M. m. 1889. b. Feb. m. b. Irena.). Sept. Dec. 1882. Sept. Maud S. 12. m. 12. 1841. 1875. Joseph Frencli. 24. . 22. Aug. 17. ra.. Mary (d. 14. March 6. : Mary A. b. 2nd. H.. EVELETH. daughter Benjamin Doolittle of Child d. June 30. 1827 m. Addie M. 6. at Great Falls. Sept. . George F. of "Winchester. 1877. .. . b. JoHN^ Evans zey in 1740.). Jan. Henry B.h.^ Daniel^ of York. of 24. 1818. Scott. Jan. Jan. Mary Deziah (b. b. 27. Edgar Carter. 335 Carter. Berthold L. in Hinsdale. in SwanNorthfield. Carrie M. 24. b.. Aug.. Sept.^ Evans (Charles^). b.. m. (Charles^ of Halifax. 1872 15. 1820. .^ Eveleth (EUsha^ of Marloio).3 Emery dren: Archie 1874. daughter of Albert R. 1829. d. Feb. Perry of Malone. Jan. b. July . 3fe. 1st. June 21. 1862. March 12. 1879. daughter of Theodore Ricker of Great Falls. 1822. daughter of James Stone of Readsborough. June 15. b. : m. 1874. Jan.). 1875. Aug. b. 7. 1872).. 1841). Apr. 2nd. 1834. 1837. Edgar C. Dec. Oct. (Peter^ of BoUon. 21. d. 1841 m. 17. b.. b... Phebe Nov. of Gilsnm. 1. — EMERY. b. 18. 1781. C. 1878. b. 1830. Lelia P. Oct. Sylvester Whitcomb. June 22. b. Oct. Lydia (b. An infant son. 1886. . 1890. Marietta.. June 24. b. George Kendall of Troy m. 1711 d.. Charles E. Vt. b. Vt. b. -Child 1881. b. March 8. .^ Emery (George E. b. Florence M. Oct. Frank S. 1884. Raymond. b. d. June 23. 19.. Jacob Polly An infant.^ Daniel. 2. b. 8. Sept. 1889 Sept. Julia A. 1874. m. Dec. June 11. Oct. Feb. 23. EVANS. 6. N. 24. Laura. June 14. Homer W. 1889. 1825 . (Daniel. 1824 d. 1806).2 Evans m. Aug.. 1854. daughter of Norris C. 1871. (b. Ballou. b. Apr. .. 1720. 3/ass. 1868. b. 2. b. (b. Mass d. d. Jan. 27. 17. 1862). 1836 Sally M. b.. 12.. 19. June 1.'^ Daniel^) .

June 27. March 16. 31. Sept. Ellen E. March 28. 1858. Feb. 1788. . d. Polly. Frank S. Mtiy 4. cuse. b.. 1884. daughter of Randall Bolles . Woodcock. FARNSVrORTH. 8. Faulkner of Nov. (b. April 22. Alonzo^ Farr {WUUam. Fay. 1847 d. . 1822. m. Sarah E. Feb. George W. 21. Farr. b. 1782. Sarah. 24. Sept. . 1855. *b. June Calvin Fairbanks and 14..) came from Keene to Cliildren Sarah J. 24. Stephen^ Faulkner {William^ of Chesterfield)... . 1856. 13. 1781. 24. b. bapt. 1778. m. May Hills . 1816 m. b. 1878. May 16. 12. Luther Fairbanks and 1779. d. 30. bapt. Nathan. Bethiah Harvej'. Vt. 1st. ra. Dec. A. m. . FARR. FAULKNER. 1854. N. 18. Almon G. 1839 m. 1859. 4. daughter of Elijah resides in Keene. I.. 11. July 15.. 1800. II. 1780. 1849. 2. Wilder. b. Abel. Sept. P. 1828 ... Oct. Ebenezer.^ 30. Jan. 1777. Children: Addie Jane. 15. Phebe G. April 15. Jan. b. . 1881. his wife Jennette had: Nathan. 1791. Chesterfield. 1868 d. daughter of Samuel Holbrook. . bapt. Helen A. daughter of Nathan John Farnsworth. FAIRBANKS. 1841 m. Isaac^ of Chesterfield. Lloyd A. d.. in Swanzey). b. June 14. Children : P^mraa A. 1848. 18. 1858. 12. Aug. 2nd. b. Aug. m. May m. July 30. 1885. March 8. Oct. June 19. 1854 d. Bolles 1849. June 5. N. MosES Farnsworth. Adaline T. 1854. Aug. daughter of Calvin Field. b. May 29. Coburn. June 21. 2d. in SyraChil- d. 1816. Sarah E.. ni. b. . Henry Wright (b. 10. b. April 25. Jonas. 1865. Charles Martha Ette. 1838. Jan. d. bapt. Mary J. 1847. . : . Oct. Farr. 1887. Oct. daughter of Mason Herrick Stowell (b. July 17. bapt. . William Ssvanzey in 1870. Oct.336 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 12. in Newfane. 1826). 16. 1784. Fred W. b. Gertrude. May 14. 9. 1819). June 18. 1830 y.). Fred M.. Lizzie. Oct.. Oct. Charles W. (b. b. 1877. Apr. 22. Martha. in Chesterfield . 1789. bapt.. 1857. 14. 1854 m. 1889. S. his wife Thankful had : Luther bapt. . 1819 d. July 2. Oct. 24. 2nd. Aug.b.

i). Aug. June 4. 7. daughter of John Q. Dec. m. Rachel (b. b. 23.^ Farr {Henry^). 1st. Lizzie. June 1866. 26. m. b. b. W. in Putne}^ Emma m. Frank Hewes. 1857. Wilson. fessenden. 7. Bernard.. b. b. Vt. S.). : . b. 1814. 1889. 1849 . Timothy. Apr. Timothy^ Fessenden had children 26. 1888. in Winchester m. b. 1884. June 28. Nov. Oct. 16. May 4. Sept.. dren : 337 Walter P. 1861). Walter P... 1857 L. 4. Children: G. (b. (Albert^). 18. 1798). Vt. W. Feb. 26. 1849. 7. Farris {Samuel. A. Nathan^ Fessenden (Timothy^) m. daughter of Elisha Ramsdell. John.. 1795 .. m. Clementine R. Vt. Oscar R. of Levi Blake. 1878. Sally. b. b. 1816). Mathew Robley. 18. Walter C. 1886 d. 1855. Nov.. FARRIS.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 2nd. Benjamin Applin. b. G. Children Hattie E. m. Sept. Rugg. daughter field. Jan. Children m. 25. Apr. 21. Sept. Fessenden {Timothy^). 1887. daughter of E. : Henrt2 Fassett J. daughter of . Child Warren H.). Nancy. Mass. in Waterford. Nov. Faulkner. Angelina (bapt. daughter of John BoUes of Richmond . B. : ra. Feb. March 2. March 23. m. 15. June Nathan. Mary daughter of Joseph W. Timothy'-^ Benjamin and Charles. Sarah Poraroy. b.^ of Yarmouth. Fassett. : 1876. Jan. 28. June 14. 1866. 1857 He d. d.. . 1826. 7. (b. 1854. Child : Hattie E. Calvin Field. Maria. 1819). Cummings of Keene. 1880.- m. Lovice (b. Mrs. 1819. Lucy. m. in Putnej'. Simonds (b. March .2 Farr {Henry 26. Henry. b. 1787. 15. Nov. of Winchester. daughter of Al)el Dickinson. . July m. 1798). Nov. 30.. Gertrude M. b. b. Samuel 1805 . July 18. . May . 24. 1846. Willard. in Grafton. FASSETT. 18. 5. Israel Applin. Albert A. Oscar R. 1830. Percy.

27. m. b. Apr. Chloe. 29. Jan. In Uxbridge. FIFIELD. Seth Fish and wife had Lois. B. b.. 1837 d.2 Fish (Farnum^). Esther.. 1824 . b. b.. 1796. Alonzo F. Mary. . 25. Sept. Ezra T. Feb. 1829.. d. Feb. b. Children Rachel T. h. . Children Mary E. George. 1878. of Nelson. 28. . May 6. m. 20. b.. Feb. : Ezekiel Lane. m. 15. Farnum Fish. AmosF. 1809. . Lucy Read (d. 5. Chihben Elsie. March 5. Children: Rachel. Oct. 1822. 6. Feb. Dec. Nov. May 24. m. in Mendon. 3. b. Meril)ah (b. 9. ra. Feb. m. b. 1861. Mattie J..FiFiELD {Paxil^ of Roxbury). 1840. b. 1862. Mass d. 1799. Apr. daughter of Stephen Fay. Aug. 1799. 1859. daughter of Barzillai Streeter. 20. b. 20. June 3. b.. 11. Abram Spofford. Electa Guillovv of Gilsuin m. . Ma3' 31. 19. Nathaniel. Nov. 18. 1828. Nov. Feb. Stillman. m. 25. Julia Robbins (b. Children: Alvin. 1811.Fish (Farman^ of Uxbridge). Dec. 6. 1787. 1778. m. 17. : . INIaiy Ellen. Oct. Feb.2 Field (Erastus^ of Winchester). 1786. 1805. 1813. Ltman^ Field (Phinehas^ of Winchester). 14. 1841. b. b. Oct. 1802 m. Mass. Aug. 23. C. 1814.338 WiLLARD^ Field HISTORY OF SWANZEY. b. Feb. b. 1st. of Walpole. Rachel Thnyer (b. m. 1785). 2d. 1821. May 28. m.. Josiah Parsons. Sophia.. 25. m. July 27. in 1808s d. 26. d. Apr. 1823. d. in Aug. : Jekome 14. Arzu Iliggins. Gilbert. Susanna. Nov. Harriet. Alpheus Bridge. Caroline. 1809. 1834. Lane. d. 1839. (Oalvin^).1802. Nancy 1. 1st.. FISH. b. Nov. .. b. June 12. Judith (1). . 24. Lyman. 25. Daniel Slate of Bernardston. 1782. Feb.. 21. b. 1873. 1826. diuighter of Artenius Kixfoid of "Winchester. d. b. May 10. Elisha F. 2nd. Oct. 1775. b. 1831 m. 1828. Susan. Susan M. in 1798. 1845) d. Sept. 1816. 1816. 18. 1863. 1821. 1830 m. 1859.h. b. daughter of John Pierce.1819. May b. Sept. Bradford. . Zachariah Field of Winchester. b. Sept. 1781. 20. Amos F. Nathaniel. 1881). Syl- via. 1837). 13. Lane. July 14. Aug. 1796.. 1819. 1866). 1833 ni. b. 5. b. 29. rn. March 27. Mass. b. 1827 . June 18. Feb.

: . 1822. in 1868 d. b. Mr. 1839. John Fitzgerald. 30. Aug. Charles Hanrahan. d. 1842. d. in Winchester. 1851. George. Hepzi. Children AVilliam R. had : Royal M. b. b. b. 1850. Caroline Susan. 1854. d. 1827) Children Ella Amanda. 1. in Winchester). in Swanzey.2 Fitzgerald (Johu^). Harriet Rand. 6. Children: A. iu Bloomfield. July 29. Nathaniel F. 28. 1852 b. d. d. 1813. . Mary Aug. b. 1863. in Bloomfield. 13. 1837 . 1812. in Children Thomas J. July adopted by Mr. March John 3. Feb. 1828). b. 22. b. 28. Jan. b.h. Ohio. Thomas J. Jan. in 1825. Oct. Charles Winthrop. ton. Nov. 1885. George W. 1860. : Benjamin Flint. Sept. Ireland. 1884. 1812. 6. City. Ezra Farnum. John M. Nov. Nov. m. b. b. 1854. b. b. May 28. Dec. and his wife HanFeb. Sarah Jane Campbell (b. 5. Sept. in Stowe. 1811. in N. Frank. 1866. Dec. m. 1863. d. d. b. 28. 24. .. 3. b. Dec. and Mrs. 1840. Mary.. 5. Dec. 11. 1862. 23. b. Ann Dorothy McPhee of Prince Edward Island. TiMOTHy Fitzgerald and dren : wife Ellen Leahey. Sept. in Stowe.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. in Winchester. b. 15. 20. 14. m. b. Vt. b. Y. b. Adeline S. 15. in Youugstown. 1793.. June 19.^ Flint (Benjamin^). 22. 8. b. 1880. Nov. Ohio. June 19. Nov. Harriet Rixford (b.. nah. 339 Nov. 1879. 5. 1887. 1. Jan. Chil- Mary A. 28. Kate C. 1848 Ezra Thayer"2 Fish (Farnum^). 1859. 1836. 1827. Dec.. Jan... Winchester. b. P^arnum Thayer. 1818. b. William Campbell. 25. Charles. Jan. in Ireland. 1875. d. in Winchester. b. 1850. Jan. Aug. May 5. March 23. . FLINT. in 1870. b. Elizabeth Jane. 1824. Jidy 20.. 1850. Apr. Ohio. d. 17. Vt. 1813. m. in W^inchester. b. . b. in Kerry County. m. 1886. May FITZGERALD. Dec.. Mary Ann. d. 21. . Daniel. John. 15.. Joanna. Rice of South Royalston. 30. 1855. Dec. in Swanze3\ William R.. in . b. 1838. 1820. b. 1858. . Sept. Ellen R. Wilson. Harriet. Alexander. Oct. 1843. Lucy A. 1857. Mass. Children: 1812). 1. Feb. Vincent. Laura. Oct. m. b. Frank A. 31. March 14. Swain S. Lovilla (1). b. b. 9. b. Joanna Murphy (b. b. 24. 9. 1849. 1784 Ephraim. b. b. b. 1856 d. May 15. Sept. 19. : 1854. Fayette Farnum. young. Strat1836 d. daugliter of John Stratton. July 23. Nov. May 1832..

24.. 1843 . m. FORBUSH. daughter of Abner Haskell of Troy. m. Foster. Dec. Apr.. in Iowa. b. . Jane.^ Flint {William R. 1883. 1777. 28. 1856 . d.. July 26. 1827 d. 27. 10. Sept. Hannah. Jul}' 28. 3fass. Dec. d. Dec. Fanny M. 2(1. Netm. 1841 . June 5. 1793. d.). Levi. Ciiildren: Nellie M. Anna . Lucius M. : John. 20. Martha Ann (b.. d. 22. : . 1871. May 5.^ Forristall (Josfjyh MA of Troy).^ Benjamin^). FORRISTALL. Sept. 24. Royal M. 5. Ellis. b. 1890. d. d. March 2. Feb. Jan. d. m. m. b. 1850 m.. Dec. . Feb. b. Hiram. m. 8. Aug. daughter of William Lawrence. d. Mary Ann. 1846.. Child: Willie. b. S. June 6. Children Patty. 9. 1826 m Sept. Jan. b. George H. Hannah. d. 8.. 7. JoiiN^ 11. 20. Sept. 28. 5. b. : Amos Apr. Jan. Joseph N. FOSTER. 1761. Mass. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1840. 1848 Emma E. 1761.. 17. in Keene). b. 1779. Eliza Abbie. Hannah Rand.Foubush {Daniel^ of Harvard. 1884. 1776. 30. b. Samuel Belding.. b. 24. 1770. b. 1890. Levi Randall d. Sept. 27. d. daughter of Philemon Whitcomb. 1866. 1846. Solon W. Willard of Winchester. Nov. 1773. Frank Perry of Worcester.. 1836 . d. 10. Nov. Nov. FOLLET. 24. Feb. 15. 5. 1840. Sept. April 19. iu Marlborough. tie L. 1821 m. (b. Hiram. Dec. Nelson of Worcester. July 29. 1842. Sept. daughter of FoLLET (John^). m.^ Forristall {Joseph MA). 24. June 18. his wife. Franklin B. 21. Feb. Sybil Ciiildren: Silas. 1777. 1857. 15. 15. 1778). d. 1851. Jan. 1839. b. and his wife Rachel had b. Aug. 1839. Feb. George S. John FoLLET 13. daughter of Mellen Ilolbrook. . 1836.340 d.. d. 1st. 1770. Fay M. b. Lucina L. Christian (d. 2. 1841. 1. m. Children Marietta. . 7. b. 13. b. 1884. James William. 1794. d. Willard Whitcomb. Sept. 1864. L. J. and Mary. b. 3. Martha. Joel Foster. Aug. June . daugliter of Asa Willis of Winchester. Jan. Charles H. 1870). Sept. 1812. m. Luther. Oct. 1816.

Vt.. 1853 1859. 20. Sept.^ Fox m. m. Dec.. 1841. FOX. Potter. Jennie M. Fred July 16. April 13. Willie M. 1871. m. A child. 1860. Mass. C. Apr. Frank L. b. 1st. Nov. 1846. b. iam Philemon W. Children: Eugene A. 1635 in Killarney. 1860. d. 6. 2nd. removed to Waitsfield. April 21. 16. d. Oct. Oct. 26. Parker. 1847. . 19. aged 28 years). ra. 1753. FOWLER. N. in 1866. daughter of Levi Giles. d. Dec. Mass. March 27. Clarence A. Mard. d. Thomas L. Jan. 2nd.. March 12. 1881. 1848. 1848.h. 1879. Dec.^ 1660. Abner. Feb. Feb.. b. Daniel A. Mary J.). Campbell of Omaha. b. Herschel J.. Sam- uel. 1827. 23. daughter of Amos Richardson. 1806. Charles L. 1849. Flora H. sister to Alfred Marble of Hinsdale. b. b. m. . 1844. b. May . a child b. Abbie L. (d. 1st. b. March 20.^ b. . b. daughter of David Wilson 1864. 28. in Windsor. Middlebury. . Nanc}' M. April.. Aldrich. Aug. Betsey (b. daughter of John Stratton . 1860). d. May 21. 3. 1852 . Edwin H. Julia B. 1. Harriet (b. Silence (b. 12. Abraham Foster had 1813. 1835.)... Feb. d. Almira J. Vt. Rev. Dec. Feb. 10. 1722. 5. (d. Salmon H. 1814. Edson H. 1851. 13. 1847. b. (Jared^ of Bernardston. Emogene S. 1890). 1832). 1848. 1783. April 11. 3rd. b. 1846. in 1805 .^ b. Pond : Children b. {David. Helen S. m. 1847) daughter of 1692. Aug. b. . 1812 . Mass. Orrin R. 1797. May 21. of Bernardston. June 9. b. 1854.. 1772). b.. 1839 . (b. 1844. of Hadley. Moore. yl&ner. 25. May 6. 1859 d. 1851.. Joel2 Foster {Joel^). 1864... 1873) b. 15. b. . 1823. 1807 m. Apr. Snow. Dec.. 1822 Mary Thayer (d. Howard of Winchester. Samuel. Benjamin Hazelton of Northfield m. O. May 10.. Munster County^ Ireland). d. Jacob. 1836 . 1857.. Dec. 1851 . in Bridgewater. Children : Mary. 3. 30. m. 1859 W. 5. 1.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. m. Rev. Clinton. Willie. m. where both died leaving a son Joel. m. June. . d. . d. . and a daughter who m. 16. 1877. H. Oris Lee. b. Sept.. July 3. (1). b.^ b.'^ b. 341 Nathaniel Foster. m. b. Charles G. 1853."^ Fowler b. May 19. Manson L. daughter of Philemon Whitcomb.^ . m. m. 1832 . Me. 25. Feb.. b. July 6.2 Foster (NathanieP). Mary F.. 3. 1817). (b.

1790. Sept. 1879. 26. had Mai-y. FREEMAN. 1849). Y. 1839. June 4. Jonathan Frary and Prudence. 12. 1846 m. 25. 1759 d. b. Sarah. Feb. daughter of John S. . 1800. b. Abigail. Oct. John. 19.Y. Emma 14. Pliebe. m. his wife Esther had: Esther.1817. 4. m. May 30. Nathaniel. 17. Lawrence. 19. Jan. 1752 John Pierce. b. daughter of Asa Hemenway of Granville. 17. . Jan. FRANKLIN.^ Freeman {Luther^ oj Glens Falls. b. 1874. . John Fuary and m. 1872. 1838. James French and Malinda Sluuv were m. b. 1784. Apr. Albert A. bapt..h. b. his wife. 4. Dec. Dec. 1763.. Jan. Feb. Ebenezer Freeman m. May 9. ni. Nov. : 1767). b. 15. Amos Freeman. Feb. Asa Freeman m. bapt. Jan. had : Prudence. 20. 10. Thomas Trowbridge.. 30. 1802. Abigail. 1868. Child Ahaz. Feb. Silas and Melatiah. 7. Flora E. Ebenezeu Fkanklin and 1798. d. 1849. 1779.^ French (Luke^ of Jaffrey). 17G1 16. Aug. . 1791. AVilliam Hills. Delilah Hill. 1743. Caleb Chase. Amos H. 1755. Calvin Frink and 16. Sarah. Aug. May FRENCH. Ma}'. 10. b.. 1845 . FRARY.. Aug. H. Betty Wilson.. 1777. 28. his wife Sarah had b.342 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. in Feb. his wife. b. : . AV^ilmer O. Thankful (b. b. b. Jonah and Melatiah French had 1754. b. Children Georgianna. 1772. Sarah R. 21. b. 8. b. 1773 Wyman. daughter of Thomas Applin. 1791. Jonathan. July 19. : 1843. m. 3. Sept. Ella F. Sarah. 1757. March 23. Sept. FRINK. (b. Feb. N. b. : Arethusa. Nov. 1786.). June 7. Harriet E. b. . N. April 26. 1875. b. John. Sept. July 29. July 14. 9. b.. b. : Children Rosa M. d. 1770. m.

5. b. 1st. 12. Vilura. April 8. 1817. 10. d. Feb. young. March 10. 26. JoTHAM Whitcomb^ Frink {Samuel.(b. in Greenfield. . 17. 1866. (Isaac^ of Troy) b. Apr. Henry Morse and Charles Roberts. Eineline. : . 1831. d. Ephraim Kimball Frost b. Apr. Winchester d. 1877. 1789 . 1830. 1814 d. Mass.. Nov. b. 2. 16. 1870. 1. 1824. b. m. March 7. 11. Iowa. Oct. 1820. b. Feronia. Jan. Charles H. d. m. March 31. daughter of Samuel Child: Samuel. 1803. Willard B. Jan. Nov. 23. of Jaffrey. . 1801 . m. Jan. b. b. 1813. March 4. July Willard. 7. 1808 d. Charles^ Frost {Benjamin^ of Marlhorovgh) 1st.. Jul}' 3. Charles. 4. in. 2nd. 1786).. Josiah^). March EmmaL. . d. 1883. 23. Isabel. in Burlington. Persis (b. July 8. 19. d. Nov.1814. George N. June 19. 1830. b. Child: Willie. June 4. daughter of Jonadab Baker. 1883). m. . 9. of Montague. in AValpole. 28. 1866. March 1.. 1826) m. of Marlborough d. . 1. daughter of Philemon Whitcomb. b. Sept.. Julia July 9. Sept. Oct. 2iid. Fanny M. Apr. Apr. FULLER. 1824. b. Children: Jotham W. b. Mary L. Mass. Y. 20. Dec.. Amasa^ Fuller (b.. 1-1. Damaris (b. 1814. Orlando Frink. in Jaffre}'. 1826) daughter of Jonathan Bemis of . daughter of Josiah Stebbins. d. Feb. FROST. 1790. 1855 . of Wellsville. Troy. . 1809 m. Y. Septbraska. Rebecca.in Lincoln. N. 1797.. m. 11. Sarah (d. 1831 . NeChildren Charles. Oct. m. m. b. Sherwood of McDonough. Judson A. Franklin.. b. Dec. 1860). 1836. 343 Smead Samdel^ Frink (Josiah^). 1826 Caroline d. : daughter of Joseph Slate.. daughter of John Stratton. 23. Caroline and Emcline. Nov. 23. b. 1853. : 23. Ciiildren Jane Charlotte. N.. ni. Read. Smith. Anna June 19. John Speed Lee. b. Apr.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 2nd. m.. Mass. March 1. July 5. Henry C. 1816. 1816. Lyman. 1860 ra. Sarah Nov. b. m. Charles Maynard 19. 1823. JosiAH Fkink. 3. Mary A. Feb. 1st. 1790. Dec. 1827. . of Berlin. Feb. 1852 . He d. 1790 . 10.. . (b. 1853 . July 11. 1826.. Apr. daughter of Ebenezer Children Mary E. E. 3. 1842.m. d. . Hannah Jackson (b. 17. m. 28. 1872). Eunice Russell (b. Lafayette S. 1849. b.

1847. 3rd. GAY. 1836. later. .. 1829. Aug. Nov. May 26. Joseph O.. 1855. Nov. Ida E. 1845). Aug. 1860. b. b. Levi A. 1836 m. Dec. 6. Edna d. d. 7. b. b.. 30.^ Gary {Aaron^ of Keene). daughter of Hiram Underwood. (d. 19.^ Fuller (Amasa. Children Cora A. Willard Adams. 1833. 7. 29. m/. July 1. June d. b. 12. b. March 1st. May 25. . 1838 . 1830. daugiiter.. ra. E. 1848). son. d. Hanis. 1. b. July 26. d. 1807 . Levi A. Fanu}' Ann. 1828. Ella M... 1844 . 11. 1865) adopted daughter of Joseph P. d. July 6. Oct. Gertrude M. daughter of Dr. : . J. 1890. 19. Bemis m. 1st. Vt. May 12. Elvira. about child Dec. Sept. May He died in Keene. 1845. of Mailborongh. 1886. Aug. Elbridge.. 16. 12. b. July 18. b. 14. William K. b. July 2. m. Apr. Sept. May A son. b. 23. 18. Aug. (b. (twins). June 4. GARY. Sept. 4. d. Joseph E. May 4. Sept. Children Chloe Sarah 7.. in 1857. 21. daughter of Ezeldel Page. b. A d. Erwin J. July 28. Apr. 2nd. Jose[)h : . Aug. 1756) and Lois Parker... 1846. d. April 5. RuFUS^ Gates (Elijah^ of Marlborough). A b. 2. 1876. 9.m. b. months Children Joseph E. Edna M. 28. 30.. and Francis E. Aniasa. 4tli. June 17. Sarah . d. 1802 m. and Ella Dec. d. Feb. A March 1832. b. July 18. N. March 14. 1863. 2nd. 15. 1851. July 27. 1776.. was stillborn. b. same da3'. . Apr. Nov. 1833. 6.'^ Isaac^). bapt. b. Merrill of Paterson. 1856 . Aug. 1755. He M. 1887. Minerva(b. 1847. gates.b.b. 1843. Elvira L. 1829. (twins). 1819 m. Children Lyjian Gates. b. Seth Gay m. 1. 1828. 1862. July 27. . Feb. 29. . March 1836. 19. 1822 .. 1844. 1866. 1819. b. June 24. 1756. . 1879. b. Stephen b. Sept. Kidder (1). Silas. 10. daughter of Consider Carpenter. 1841 : . 22. Feb. 12. d. 1826. 1839. d. a few Edna M. 15. Elmer A. Cora Anstris. 1871. 1849 d. Apr. b. 1826. d. 14. Ellen. Sept. 1839. m. 1842. July 4.. daughter. b.344 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1814). d. 27. 15. d. bapt. I). m. He Children: Isaac. March 11. Apr. A Anna. Maiy Knight (Widow Hager) b. 1754:. of Wallingfonl.. 14. (b. 1825). Eliza Jane (b. Edwin G. : b. Oct. 30. Emily L. 1832. May. Elmira. Lovey P. 18. 1812). 1862. Sept. Feb. Oct. AV^alter T. 1851.

. Lizzie ( Willard. Nathan and Edward. 1770. . 27.^ Gay(. 1846. 12. b. 1873).. daughter of Joseph Dickinson. Edward Goddard. Lois. of Boston.^ Jo/m^). daughter of Orrin Dickinson lives in m. Hapgood. 1778. Jan.. Eunice. b. 26. 1816). 6. b. 1792. Edward. 2nd. Zina G. d. Aaron Goddard of Reading. Infant child d. . (b. 1813. (d. 21. in 1843. m. 11. Feb. Mass... Nov. F'eb. 1783. 1819. a daughter of J. Children Winnie. 29. F. 1776. Hutchinson. b. of Milford m. Feb. b. b. m. Aug. 26. Willard. Jan. 1785 m. Lois Howe (b. 1806. was the emigrant ances- Gay of Svvanzey. d. 1811. 1st. Children m. Nov. . Vt. Edward. d. GODDARD. Hephzibah. b.^ John^). George W. Fanny M. Taft. 1781. Mrs. 1781 Durant. b. taxed in 1860 . in 1749 . Charles G. Apr. d. . Esther. Nov. b. Mass. 1881. Roxana Stone (widow Woodcock) he d. May 21. 8. : . (b. b. Nathan Howe. daughter of Elijah Hills. Dec. Edward. 31. Phineas Ellts^ Gay G. daughter of Samuel Farwell. b. b. Eli Mary..GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 1773. Aug. May 10. 1842. m. . Dec. 31. : GILMORE. 8. 1st. Lois.. 1804. daughter of Caleb "Wright of Keene m. 2nd. May 18. m. Phineas Ellis. b. 6. 22. 28. WiLLARD Gay. Jan. Hephzibah. 1770. Keene. 1811. 1st. . bapt. daughter of John Hastings of Charlestown ra. in West Dedham.. 1773). b. 12. . 1853. 22. Children: George W. m. b.. Nov. 1793. 21. Marclf 4. 4. Jonathan Hammond. b. May 10. Jan. 13. Dec. 1776 m. Calvin E. Feb. 1838). May 9. 1843). Dec. Sept. 1849).. Aug. 1844 ra. 1886). .Goddard (EdtvarcV). 1. Nov. March. Jan. Nov.h. Sabe (b. 1882. Oct. 1778. Jan. July 4. 3d. . JoHN^ Gat who came tor of Willard^ • 345 to America in 1630. 3. Willard..Aug. Rebecca (b. Mary E. 1833. . d. 1788 d. Feb. Gilmore. 27. in 1786. b. Jeremiah Gilmore. of Nelson. (d. . 14. 1842 m. Loma Augusta (d. daughter of B. H. Hathorn. Dec. 1776. 2nd. 1826. b. twins. m. 2. Fanny. 18. Jan. Ella H. 14. David Parsons. He d. Feb. d. 1856. . Aug. 6. Nathan. d. Children : . Annie. 20. March 18. daughter of Levi 5. 1846 1850). 1847 m. 1873. Hills. Emily H. 1st.

Children Julia INI.. daughter of John Whitcomb. Mar}'. m. Fanny M.^ Goddard {Edivaixl. May 12..2 Mary GoODELL (Jonalhrm'^). Amos II. d. 1849. 5. 1792. 1830. Daniel. 12. Patty. Mai'ch 9. Oliver. Mary B. Oct. 1758. IVIa^' 29. Thankful. 1758. May 25.LTAM Goddard and Rlioda Beverstock were m. Dec. Aquilla R. 9. b. b. 20. Betty. between Swanzey and Keene. Eaton(b. farm Wii. d. Feb. daughter of Edwin Hill. Goodnows m. July 2. June 8. Oct.. 29. Feb. Hunt. Fred P.. Feb. GOODnUE. Lucy. Lydia. Ethel R. Nathan Blake of Keene. : . William B. m. 1838. 1839. Goodell of Winchester. 1«74. 1. 1777 . b.. m. 1876... Samuel C. daughter of Peter Ilolbrook. 1881 d. Lovell Tai't. Mass. goodnoav. 1690 : . 1849). 1883. 19. 1878. James M. b.. 1830. March. Children Richard Weeks. m. . daughter of E[)h- William W. 2d. m. 1872. 16. m.. June 10. 1835. 1834). 28. 2n(l. an adopteil daughter. m. Rel)ecca Darling (d. ni. m. 8. m. William Wright. b. Harry W.346 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1745. 1812). Joshua. June 27. b. Daniel Goodhue. Martha A. Philena. Charles Howe of Marlborough. t H. Franklin Goodnow. 1836. Elijah. Abner. Sarah. Nov. June 27. 21. uel Hills. b. 16. 7. May raim Page.. GOODELL. . SamElijah Scott of Sunderland. Oct. Children Elizabeth. Edward d. h. : Jan. Aug. Ciiihb-en R. villa. d. Oct. b. June 29. 181G. Mehitable. Apr. David Belding.. m. Mass. : Wyman 1871. 1775. April 13. 1875. Sept. 1770. Kimball. Sophia (b. June 9. m. m. J.. 1811 m. 16. Oct.^ EdioarO}). Aurolia. March in 1741. Abraham. ArEdward II. ni. ui. Ruhamah Whitcomb. Alvira. 1826. GRAVES. Elhridge G. Aug. 1756. Asahel. 7. Bulleii.. Louisa. Abraham Graves. 1746. Humphrey G. in Swanze\' . Taft. 20. m. b. Oct. George Whitcomh. b. 27. 1882. 4. 1793. his wife. 1st.

Apr. Read. 1788. Zebina Knight m. : Asahel^ Graves (Joshua. 1763. m. Aug. Joshua^ Graves (Joshua. (b. Mary (b. Jan. 1761 . bapt. Children. Apr. March 26. March 30. 15. June 28. daughter of Caleb Sawyer. Abel W. . 19. b. Aug. 1775. 1790. b. nf. Polly. Asahel. 20. Martha Holmes (d. 31. 1787. Oct. b. 1794. Dec. Sept. 1772. Meletiah. d. 28. 1763 . 1st. Hephzibah. d. 1848). b. . 'Jan. ra. 13. b. b. 20. dren Sarah. Apr. May 19. m. 1770. 1771. 1792. Rufus. 1787. Oct. b. 2. Hannah. 3. 1765. Lydia Adams Guild. Feb. Sept. b. 1801. 1759. June 8. 14. 22. March 31. 1803. b. at the age of 37. 1785. m. 1786 May 7. Abner2 Graves (Abraham^) and his wife Dorcas had: Sarah. June 9.. 1770. 12. Aug. m. 1789 d. July 30. Feb. d. . . 1. m. b. 25. Aug. 27. b. b. Pat1789. Sophia. Children: Pliilena. Zadock. b. Oct.^ Abraham^). b. 1780.'^ Abraham^). 1795. Joshua. . 1796. 347 Joshua^ Graves (Abraham^). Elmira. 4. 5. ty. daughter of Samuel Sraead of Montague. John. b. 17. March 28. Giles. 25. 9. Feb. April 26. 1761. 18. Uriah How.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 1778 . Jan. ra. 1764. 1841. b. Aug. 4. Isaac. March 10. 1783. 2d. 31. 1761). 14. Jan. Sept. 28. 1793. Sarah. 1794 . 1817. daugiiter of Isaac : . 1799. m. May 20. b. b. 1814. 1805. b. Sylvia. 1789. 1792. Gad. Nov. Ira. Dec. 1810. Benjamin. Children: Martha. Lydia. 6. 3. June 29. Polly. Aug. Sept. 16. Mass. 9. b. July 25. 15. Asahel. Gad3 Graves {Elijah. d. 1797. . 19. b. April 29. Aug. Harry. 1788) . Chil1767). b. b. d. Aug. 18. Abijah Whitcomb. b. 13. b. : b.. b. 1. 1. b. Jan. Simeon^ Graves (Joshva. Sept. 1796. May 31. cas. Aug. 1768. Sept. b. 1789. Children Dolly. b.^ Abraham}). 1798. 1784. Feb. . b. 12. Elisha Scott. Josiah. b. Lucy McAllister of Marlborough.'^ Abraham^) b. David Wilson. . b. . by his wife Huldah George. Jan. 1767 d. 1794 d. Children Lucy. Feb. Ira Taft. Esther.^ Abraham^). . Lydia Woodcock. 1785. 25. 1790 m. Elijah^ Graves (Abraham^) and his wife Submit had : Elijah. 1758. Susanna. Peter Starkey. 19. 1791 Louisa. July 9. 12. Abijah Sawyer. Sylvia. 1781. Apr. 1859. Dec. Dec. b. Ezekiel. Dorm. Aug. m. 23. : Elijah^ Graves {Elijah. m. m. b. Nov. b. Sarah (b. 1766 b. b.

Lydia Ann. m. 1788. 1867. d. 1870. b. May 7. 10. James M. 1821.'^ 27.^ Abraham^) b. 1788 . 1867. Sept. April 14. 15. m. Thomas Greene.. b. m. March 24. 1828. 1829. 7. 1847. Woodward). 1854. d. July 16. Clarissa (b. Mary A. m. daughter of llufus Thompson. 1. 22. b. 9.^ Graves (Zadock. : b. March Thomas. Abigaillvneeland. 1876. 1854). 1866. 1840. no. b.'^ (b. Nellie J.'^ Elijah^ Elijah. Edwin B. 1829. daughter of Enos Stevenson d. 1851. April 7. 1860). 27. 24. James Mtinroe. {Zadock. March. 5.^ Abraham^). . b.^ Graves 23. Mass. Stone (widow of Thomas L. m. 1821. Feb.^ . son. daughter of Jesse Lincoln. Mary Wilson. James Greene. U. Absalom Greene. Charles Lincoln. llamsdell. Elizabeth Grimes. Children: Joseph Greene. m. George H. m. 1826. Jan. July Oct.^ Abraham^). July 1829) daughter of William Stephen. . Dec. 1797 . 1871. Eugene C.^ Elijah. 9. GREENE. Melvenah (b. m. Esther Freeman. Ira'' Albert. b. Edwin Buttrick. 1785. 1850.^ Joshua. Jan. Jesse W.^ Graves {Zadock. b. July 27. July. b. Jan. 1780. 16. Zadock. Patrick Greene. William Granger of Chicago.. . b. 24. 1829 m. Susan A.348 1798. 2.^ Elijah. 1836). 1806. Dec. Riifus. Zadock'* 1793. 24. Nov. 1). Feb. Oct. Amanda L. m. Dec. . March 17. 1787. d. Isaac. 1872. 1829. 1802. Betsey Bigelow. m. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. b. b. young. 1784. Jackson. Oct. May. Nov. Abraham^). 1844. 1826 m. b. ghanger. Nov. 1800 d. 1782. b. of Lancaster. July 23. Abraham^). 14. Children Jesse Wilder. 1780. . Aug. Lydia Foster. May 12. m. Aug. 11. Graves (Joshua. 23. Relief Foster.^ Elijah.'^ Elijah. Children: Thomas Nelson Woodwanl.. Aug. b. Samuel Greene. Polly Maria Stevenson (b. Apr. April 12. 30. Child: William Roscoe. July d. b. Graves (Elijah. 1778. Seth. 26. . 1848. b. Jan. d. ElijaJi. 2. 16.

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Nov. William. aged 70 years). 1882. Oct. William b. 1852.. Elizabeth (b.b. 28. 23.. m. March 8. Aug. 6. 17. Daniel^ Greenleaf (Daniel^ of Templeton. 13. b. 29. 1808. 1870. .. b. d. ra. Oct. Anna. 1800 ni. . .. : . Carter. Apr. Charles^ Green (Charles^) h Oct. b. m. d. Mary 1800 . 1806. Children ra. 1868. Oct. Loammi^ Gkeene (William. 29.. Sept. .Nov. Calvin T. 16. m. m.. 7. b. Daniel Greenleaf. b. Pierce. Jan. Amelia A. Menzies E. aged 90 years. Miranda Carter m. Oct. 22. Dec. resides Keene. 16. 1858. b. 1879) Ma(b. Sophia. b. March 26.. Lyman Stone. 16. ria. near Canada. 1792. June 25. 1st. Sept. dover. in : 22. Charles Green. b. Aug. daughter of Jeremiah . 7. Wallace Heal}-. 1815). 1834. 1777. 1802. Apr. Jan. May 29. Oct. Charles T. 1796 d. 2nd. 12. Oct. Dec. 1794. Ai)ril 14. in Winchester. Pratt of Hinsdale. 1876. 4. 10. Sarah C. m. D. 9. Mass. m. d. Maria (d. Mass.. 20. Ebenezer Hackett of Chesterfield. 13. b. 1871. b. b. 1854. 1875. aged 67). Eli Stevenson. b. Elizabeth Greene Charlestown. 1841. July 7. Loammi. Permelia. March 18. d. David Belding of Riclimond. James.). 1837. Leafie J. (b. 1802 . . 1806. Aldrich in 1. 1865. b. Sept. L^-nda Ballard. daugliter of Nathan Carter d. Feb. 1806. 1837. 8. 349 March 9. d. 1854. July 23. b. Sarah. Oct. 1850 m. d. 24 . Mass. came to Swanzey and Nov. Sept. ." Salmon^). Sarah (d. GREENLEAF. 1839.. d. 1881. 1832. July 3. Sept. 25. b. . 1849. . his wife. Stratton. m. . . 1798 m. Rexiville S. 27.b. 1804. b. 1858). Feb. 1856 d.. David Buxston of An. 1852. 1837. Elizabeth. aged 86 years. Sept. Dec. Aug. 1874. 1794 m. 1848 m. 7. daughter of William Cutler of Chesterfield. 1825 Estella. Sept. d. aged 80 years. 1862. Norris C. 1812. Mary E. 2. m.. daughter of Paul F. . b. A. Sarah. William Farnswovth of William^ Greene (Salmon^). 26. Mnrch 8. Children: Abigail. Polly. 1838). July 5. b. m. 4. d. 14. July 7. d. 1840. Norton E. daughter of James Children Charles. Lucy. of Templeton. b. George. 15. May Lnvana M. Amadon d.GENEALOGICAL EECORDS. (b.

10. b. 1842. 17. 1834. : Two infants d. bapt. Betse}^. William^ Grimes m.. d. b. Feb. m. . July 22. 1871. . 1803 m. June 11. Sept. Edwin A. b. 15. 1760.Grimes {Willia7n'^). June 16. 5. 30. 10. 24. Zenas. Elizabeth. 1770. 1839.1788. Rodne^'. beth. Apr. 1841 . Dec. b. Irene White of Keene d.. 1804 d. 1880. May 24. m. 1743. . b. Daniel D. 1880. 1743. by bapt. the father being dead. Charles Grimes. Aug. 1741 d. b. 1. Aug. 29. Oct. . GRUIKS. GRIFFITH. Jan. 1781. 7. in 1786. Benjamin Wilson. Polly (b. Mass. Mrs. 1756 . Jan. May Samuel. Children John. in Apr. 21. 1787. Samuel. 1826. 1842. James. Eliza10. b. Abraham. 10. b. 12. b. Daniel Read of Richmond... 1751 . Feb. b. b. May 2. m. 1830. 1775. in 1765 Lydia. Dec. 11. July 21. b. 16. Joseph E. b. b. 1751 . Mai'ch 10. 1754. 8. 30. 10. Rose Maxley of Lowell. Albert Parker. Barnei2 Griffith {William^). 1846. 12. . May 12. Ann. Mahala (b. 1785. b. 13. James. March 31. Children b. March 29. b. 22. 1761 d. Oct. m. 16. 1837. its mother. May 21. 1873. Dec. 1887). 1827 Eliza d. 1. 18. 1749 d. 1803. b. James Greene. his m. Addie Tyrrell of Chesterfield. Mar}Children: John. June 1790 m. Robert Wire of Jaffrey. Charles.. 1834). Feb. 1747. 15. 1744. 1806 m. Children: Samuel. 1761. b. wife. George . bapt. 6. Jan. William Griffith. . 1844. May 24. Olive Relief. 1836. b. . Feb. Lucy. 12. . Sarah. JoHN^ Grimes (William^)^ b. Children: Edward S. b. b. Mary. m. b. 6. 1774. b. Barney. Oct. 1741. . Feb. 1766. Oct. Apr. Dec. 1828. Apr.Johnson. March 5. 7. 25. 1838. Oct. March 4. b. Deborah Corey of . 1771 in. Gilsum . 27. Polly. lie d. .Nov. m. m. 1801. . daughter of John Grimes Children John Gihnan. 2nd. bapt. . b. William. Elizabeth . : . b. Feb.350 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 24. Oct. July 5. 1793. b.. 14. Nov. Lucy Victoria. Jan. 1832 d. Dec. Henry Alonzo. SamuelS Griffith (William^). b. 1770. d. : bapt. Apr. Aug. Lot Chapman. b. 1806. Nov. May 18. . Nov. Susanna. 1838. bapt.

May 3. . Apr. his brother Silas. 1788 ni. Guild. Susan. 1773. 1816. Azubah m. 21. Polly. Children Lydia. bapt.^ William^). 30. June 29. Hiram. ni. Aug. d. 1776. d. Mass. b. Horace Verry in. 5. b. m. 9. Sept.. 20. Jan. . 1830. reared : a family and re- moved from Priscilla. 9. Mary. Sept. 1790. b. Margaret 1844).^ John? TF?7?mm'). 1802. b. Dexter Warren. John3 Grimes {John. Apr. 9. Tryphena (b. March 1834. Nov. Anna. b. Maggie V. b. 29. . b.^ William^). John Guild. 3. b. 1793. b. July 6. 1788. she d. d.. John. Mary E. Samuel^ Grimes (James. 1774. Dulan Battles of Winchester. 2nd. b. JoHN^ Grimes {Jolin. 1880. Children: Thom- July 24. GUILD. Children: Richard.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. in Ireland. 1804. Vt. Feb. b. b. March 14. 11. Abel Worcester.. Jan. b. Sarah. 17. 28.. daughter of Joshua 13. Feb.. m. John. 1869. Rufus. 20. 351 1754.. Sept. 5. 5. b. Esther. Aug. b. 2nd. h. 1829. m. daughter of Joseph Razey d. Dec. Greene. 1st. Feb. Nov. 1778. 1st. 28. 21.. June.. 1807. b. Jan. Dec. Charles'^ Guimes {William^). 1792. Celiuda. daughter of Nicholas Trask.1783. Samuel Griffith. Jan. 2nd. Daniel. 1848. Sylvia. May 2. Children . 1797. Katie A. about 1798. d. 1879. 7. b. this town. Mary. m. Samuel Read of New York. : Mary Willard of Lancaster. 1770.. Aug. 26. 14. Feb. March 4. 15. \i\ 1766. Jan. Dan. . William Stephenson. Esther. 4. Children Gilman. Asenath. 1889. in. 1791. b. 1786.Elijah Howard . Frederick T. 1st. William. (b. 24. h. m. 22. b. Richard Grogan.. 11. 1791 m. 1798. Sarah as. 19. 1875. Luther Howes m. May 31. 1796. Apr. July 25. Lucinda. 1850). May 12. May 25. . GROGAN. William^ Grimes (William^). 1785 m. . Cyrene Johnson. 25. b. Dec.. Jan. m. . Graves. m. b. 1771 m. 1770 ra. John. 1764. 1874. Tryphena. Ava. m. . Ang. 1747... 1872. 1802. . b. b. July 22. b. April 15. Nancy S. in. b. in O'Donnell Nov. Henry Jaquith. 1805 in. Children: Tryphena. Hepzibah. 1792. 1867. Mahala. Daniel J. : . Hannah Young of Guilford. b. Aug.

b. March 11. 21. 1781. Sei)t. Mass. (William. 1840. Nov. in 1741. 26. m. Sarah. 22. 15. m. Children 17. . He May d. IT. 1786. 18. b. dren ChilCharlks^ Gunn {Samuel. Elisha. Luther. of Greenwich. Angelina. 1. 14. Gunn Hannah (b. Mar}-. m. May William^ Gunn ( Wyot^). m. Apr. d. 1836 d. June 26. Oct. Wili. George. 26. Lydia Jacks of Keene m. : 6. Calvin. 21. bapt. Oct. b. Mar. b. 1760. Oct. . Samuel. Marrilla 6. daughter of Benoni Austin. 1815 d. June 26. 1770. m. Eben Smith. 17. 1763 . 1812..'iG. B. 1777. P^dward. d. 25. Sept. Mass. Oct. 1855. Dec. . 1st. 1st. 1790. young. 1734. m. 27. 1768. Dec. ra. Gtjnn.. Rugg and had Frank E. 1780. Feb. m. m. 2nd. Ebenezer. Daniel. March Oct. Dec. William. 1757. 17G0. William Lawrence of Win. Aug. 1809 Israel b. b. b. John IMarch. : . May 28. Justin. 1767. 1836. 1886. Lizzie A. June 26. 1849. Mass. Sept. Rhoda Durfee of He d. h. bapt. 4. 5. Jan. June 6. b. about 1798. 1763 m. Charles Talbot. d. daughter of Timothy Clark.l2. Daniel Gunn. Tirza. bapt. Abbie Pettiplace. 25.iam3 1«35. b. I. 16.. Wyot 24.. Hill. March Eunice. Elijah. George M. Sarah (d. b. 1805 m. Oct. Se[)t.. m. 1777. d. Daniel. 1805. 1765. Nov. b. Oct. Oct. by second wife Delata.'^ Daniel^). Children: Samuel. m. d. widow Carlton (d. Daniel Vaughn of Prescott. Marcli 3.. Cliildren by first wife: Lewis. Lucinda. GUNN. daughter of E. 1769 Israel Houghton. April 4. Andrew Austin. Smithfield. 5. Belding. 1869). . b. 1. Oct. m. Sept. 27. 2. 1807. Sylvia. 5. Feb. William. . 1807.352 HISTOHY OF SWANZET. 2nd. chester. Clarissa. 1868. Children: Submit. Bennett of Southbridge. 4. Daniel. Daniel Robins of Charlton. d. Nov. b. 26. Submit Dec. 25. Apr.^ Wyot^). 1882). b. Nov. in b... Sally. Samuel^ Gunn (Dcmiel^). 14. 14. 1842. b. Houghton. Achsah. 1763. Mar}'. a Mr. m. Elizabeth 10. . Children: Fidelia Ann. Harriet E. Ann. Charles. 1767. Aug. Daniel. Feb. . b. May 1»44. 29. the widow of William 1757. 1887. 1814. 11. bapt. b. 1792. 1872. : 17G4). Mary. Children. 3. b. 1841. 21. d. Sarah. Jan. R. 1. 1760 m. 1839 d. Mass. June 27. b. . Feb. b. Nov. 1772. 19. b. b. b.

Slate. b. 1840 m. 1867. Rhoda G. . 18. 1834 m.. d. 20. . 1815). Susanna Bullock. April 29. 3. b. June 6. b. 1842. daughter of Charles Talbot.. d. d. 1799 1860) he d. Dec. 3. b..h. Twins. Mass. 1811. . May 20. in Warwick. 25. b. Aug.. April 29. April 30. b. .^ 1889 . 1867. Aug. Aug.. 1840. Sept. chester d. 17. Jan. 22. m.. 1864. Northrop of Keene lives in Alstead. Aug. Philander W. 1874.. May 2. Rachel Scott. June 1. 20. Emily S. b. (b. Apr. 19. Hale. 1824. 3.. 1865. 3. b. 1844. June Daniel H. Lovina. 1879. Abigail Wright of NorthQeld. in Alstead. 1781. Nov. Nov. m. Oct. Children : Clarissa. Otis W.^ Gunn {Israel H. Sept. Sept. Nahum Bullock.. April 10.. m. 2.^ Wyot^). Sept. 22.'^ Wyot^). Alice E. M. Lydia of b. 1850 m. March Willard R.. in Warwick.^ Hale (John. Apr..^ William. 1811. Aug. ra. 8. 1850 June 1839 Philander W."* Gunn (Israel H. daughter of Caleb Willis of WinChildren: Jeremiah L. b. 1868. : . 25. Jeremiah^ Hale (John. 1872. 5. 1885. 1836 m.h. b. Apr. 1824.h.. F. 6. . m. Alma N. 1843 m. b. Mass. 1866. Roswell Whitcomb. 1842. 9. daughter of David Bishop Children: Mary A. . Nancy. Homer D. 19. 9. Sept. Gunn (William. 26.^ William. Parmelia Austin Children : 1810 . Mass.m. Mar. Daniel H. Sept.. d. 1. M. . 1814. Feb.. 1872. . . b. Israel C. b. Mass. 1872. Alvin Kempton of Winchester. m. m. 1841 . March 1839. b. 29. d.^ Daniel^).. Waldo.3 35 9 1. b. 1849 . 1835. 1862. he d. . 6. June 23.. Emma A. 1837 . Lydia. hale. March Israel C.. Israel H. 9. 1862. Daniel^). Eliphalet Hale. Drewry. . 25. . b. Mary. m. John^ Hale (Daniel^ of Jlidimond) . . Mar}' Ann. June 28. . Aug. Parmelia A. Jan. b. 1st. m. Mary W. b. Children: Jeremiah. 13. John D. Lucinda Talbot.) d.^ Wyot^). Ward of Troy d. G. May 6. d. b. . April 10. 13. Warwick. 2d.. young. 1833. 1843. and Alice Children b. Otis D. Mr. 1870 Alice d. . John D. Parks (b. 1828. Sybil (b. 1874.. 1883. 1820). m. d. June 15. Nov.b. 14. (b. Oct. March 11. Henry W.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 1867 d.

d. 1786. lives in Keene. b. 1786). HAMBLET. b.. both d. May 15. Sept. b. 1853. m. Hale (John. George D. ville. .3 Hall {Jonas. Mason.ZaccJieiis^). 178G. June 21. in 1849. 20. • Zaccheus Hall. b.. : Alonzo R. Otis D. in 1860. b. in Minnesota). ni.. Lurana (b. Russell B. b. Ware.Zaccheus^)..'* Hall (Russell B. George M. John A.. 1822. in 1809 d. Oct. May 26. Nelson W. . 1882. March 29. lives in Keene. (b. in 1827. Aug. b. INLiss.. in 1831 . trude May. Abigail Children Nellie V.^ DanieU). Keene. 1877. . Jan. young. 13. Anna. George W. in 1824. P^mma. daughter of Martin Mason m. Artliur Edwards of Troy. 1884. 1849. Pearl. Jonathan D. Dec. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. JosiAn Hamblet and Alice Atwood came from Pelham. 1859. 1821. Daniel. b. m. Maiy. b. May 4. 7. Mary E. widow . : Jonas^ Hall b. Bosworth. 1801 m. . Daniel Hale ni. June 21.. daughter of Eliezer Mason. : Grace O.. Winchendon. Sarah (b. Aug. Sarah. 2nd. Nancy. 10. 4. d. Children Mehitable. Oct.July 21. 18. the nortiiwest corner of : . 3. 1848. lives in 14. in Minnesota Russell B. b. came from Fitzwilliam about 1793 in. of Henry Holbrook. May 12. John Long of Northtield. b.. Willie E. Child: Charles.. b. 1879. 26. 1863. . Alice. m. Rice. George Ballon of Sprague- Walter. 1787. 19. 12. b. Minnesota. in Otter River. d. m. 1804. 1797 m. b. and lives in m... in 1829. Children E.1828. m. William E.. Nov. Sept.. (b. . 1857). in Winchester. Jan. Jan.. b. 2. 20. Feb. lives in Tro}'. Ainariah C. 1886. Sept. 1818. 1793. A son b. in Troy. 1870). Adaline. Susannah Cliild Jonas. Eliza E. George Metcalf of Chesterfield.. Joanna Oakes . Josiah. b. Walter R. Sept. Amasa. settled in tliis town.. Jane. b. b. Children: Ger1863. in 1813.354 m. Chloe E. b. Children . daughter of Orissa. d. b. Oct. b.3 Conistock. 1799. June 13. 1822 m. 1857. in 1820. m. b. April 25. Levi A. 19. Jan. Mass. Sept. b. : (Zaccheus^).. May 7. 2. in Fitzwilliam. b. Mr. 28. 1853 in d. hall. b. in Aug. aged about 17 years. 1818. John F. April 4..^ Jonas. James M.

. . daughter of Benjamin Whitcomb. 1834. d. 30. 19. Calista (I). 2nd. . Aurilla (b. 1889. 12. b.. Jan.. 1845) daughter of Simon Stone m. b. April 7. b. RaPhinehas. 13. Children 26. 1863. Rachel (d. 1817. m. Benjamin. m. Children: removed to the state of New York about 1830. . 16. 1804 . 1793. and d. 9. May 15. 1804. 2nd. Betsey Hill of Keene.. chester. Nov. Jan. Jan. 22. David. m. Wheeler . b. : chester. Joel Estabrooks d. m.. m. Children: Atwell J. m.'^ Phinehas^) b. 1819. Dec. 1797.. Clark. James D. b. m. Elizabeth.. Jan. m. Jan. June 12. . 15. Loomis he d. Joshua Snow. Children d. April 24. and 12. : Eliza. 1st. June 16. May 10. b.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. h. Hannah. 20. in Rochester. . 1855 . 1847.. 1866. Oct. 10.. 29. d. George^ Hamblet {Benjamin. widow Lydia B. 1797. 1796. Jan. 355 JosiAH^ Hamblet {Josiah^ of Pelham). Phinehas^ Hamblet came from Pelham 1804) 1841. 1836 mont. Suffolk count}'. Y. 1840. {Josiali^ of Pelham). 8. Benjamin^ Hamblet (Phinehas^ of PeUiam). Olive (d. Horace^ Hamblet {Benjamin. 1810. Sept. Sarah HAMMOND. chel. : 72 yrs. daughter of Reuben Britton he d. Lucy Jane. Apr. of Keene . ra. 1789 Benjamin. Jan. Horace. 1852. 1793 m. m. 1890. Jan. 8. 1787.). May . Jan. May 7. April 4. 2nd. 30. b. Nancy S.^ 1st. whod. 3. N. Nov. N. 25. 1818. b. Jacob Ware of Win. 1791 din Keene m. Dec. d. 1846 Rev. July 12. 16. Jan. Resides in Rochester. b. aged . who d. Phinehas'^) . 1816. Holbrook. aged 72 yrs. . 1813. 1817. Nov. b. George. d. . Feb. 24. Stevenson. March Abigail.Hammond the emigrant ancestor of the Swanzey Hammonds was a son of Thomas' Hammond of Lavenhani. 1833. b. Almira C. Aug. 1874. (b. Nov. Ruel Phinehas^ Hamblet {Phinehas^ of Pelham) ^m. 19. . March June b. Oct. 1878. . b. 1865. . Children Sarah. Charles H. Aug. b. 1841 1848. m. Potter of Burlington. William. 5.^ ITamblet 3. b. C. Y. Albert H. Lucy Willis. James Snow of WinPhebe. 24. b. Nov.. Lucy Jane. 1818 m. daughter of Peter Cross. He d. 8. Charles H. Dec. . . Mary O. m. 25. d. 1831. T. 1835. 1879). 1860. Jan. 11. 1804. Verm. John A. 5. 26. 1883). 1791. .

who joined the church b}'^ letter from the church in Boxford. m. Sept. in Littleton. 1724. 1746. b. 7. d. Feb. who joined the church by letter from the . Sept. about Oct. 1st. 1743 d.. 1786. 29. 1815. Sarah. 1st. about 1618 in EngWatertown Dec. 1819. in 1749. Mass. Children : . in 1714 m. 1746. Sarali 10. 2. 31. m. m. Mass. Thomas. 1756. 23. 1742. 1757. Jonathan. b. d.356 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. of Chelmsford. Sept. Mass. Greenwood Carpenter. 9. Nathnniel. 5. Joseph Ellis of Keene. Tiie line of descent from William Hammond to Nathaniel Ham- mond who land . 1656). England. 1605. Oct. Miriam. Oliver Metcalf of Keene. bapt. Elizabeth Pa^J'ne came to America in 1G32 and settled in Watertown. Oct. whose birth we place at about 1719 m.. 23. in 1721 . b. June 9.'^ Thomas. Oliver. 30. 5. where he d. 1777) of Lunenburg. bridge. 14.. Sept. . in Uec. zey. Mary. (d. 1755. 1759. at or about the time of its organization m. June 10. 1741 d. July 11. 28.'^ William. His wife came in 1634 bringing with her three of their eight children: Elizabeth. Aug. Mass. church in Littleton. in 1743. settled in in d. bapt. 2nd. b.'^ Thomas'^). (b. Nathaniel. Aug. 16. d. 1729. A[)r. m. 27. 26. J(jhn. Nov. 1745. .^ William. Jonathan^ Hammond {Nathaniel.. . Abia Brookfield. Oct. Eunice. (d. June.'* Thomas. b. 3rd. 1722. Daniel Hawkins of Winchester. 10. . b. Isaac. an infant.. m.. Joseph. Feb.. m. 1759. b. 21. 1771. 1G62. Oct. Mass.. d. Thomas^ Hammond {Nathaniel. 4.'^ William^ Thomas^ of Evglcmd). Jan. Mass. 5. . 1655). b. in Swanzey. in Svvanzey). 1744). Ichabod Kieth of Ux1777. and John 7. 1760. 8.^ of Watertown. Aug.. b. 13. 1741. Thomas. m. d.. b. in Swanlie d. Children: Jonathan. 1771. July Jonathan. Sept. IMay. 17. Sept. 1764. aged 15. 1772). b. Hastings. 27. Mass. Nov.^ Tliomaa. 1758. Thomas^ of England)^ b. 1833. 11. in 1714. 1759. in 1575. Nathaniel^ Hammond {Tliomas. Swanzey was Thomas^ (h. Sept. Children: Aaron.^ TJiomas. in Swanzey. Aug. Timothy. 29. 1752. Sept. Abigail Hastings He d. in Littleton.. in . d. Dec. about 1692 m. 11. b. Susanna. m. Apr. 3. Susanna. Jan.^ Thomas. 1754. Apr. d. Apr. d. in Bridget. Oct. d. July 29. Abigail . 1742. 9. John Hastings of Charlestown. who joined the church by letter from the church in . Svvanzey. Priscilla. Martha (d. 1744. 21. 1760. bapt. anil was b. 1776. Oct. Mass. 29. 1. 2nd. Abigail. Thomas^ (b. Bridget m. 1727. b. b. Thomas. in Littleton. 28. 8. Aug.

Thomas. b. 11. bapt. Isaac. Wyman of Keene. Esther Franklin of WinChildren: Thomas. daughter of Epliraim Pierce.^ WilJune 30. b. 1790. Sept.^ Thomas. Nathaniel. : . 9. 1754).'^ Miss Nabby Hammond Sentinel. 1778. 16. Sept. June 30.'^ Thomas. m. Dec. ba[)t.^ Thomas^). Nathaniel''' Hammond {Thomas^^ Nathaniel. bapt. d. Thomas (Jonathan. ward 1772. 1777. Nov. Ziba Hall of Keene .^ WatJianiel. b.'^ Tliomas.. Mass. in 1799.. He d. Nov. She m. bapt. Apr. 1781. Sally. d. 1824. Aaron. Hammond . 16. of Benjamin Gould of Lunenburg..^ Thomas. John. m. Josiah. 2. Children Esther. —M. d. d. 357 Joseph^ Hammond {Nathaniel. 1813. ther. Gen.^ TJwmas. Esther (b.'^ William. Mary Pierce of Lunenburg. Rachel WoodThomas^). Hepzibah 1776 d. Hammond dard. Oct.^ Thomas. b. Sarah. 10. Jonathan''' Dec. 1742 : born. as. and widow ."^ Thomas^^ William.1818. (b. Isaac''' Hammond {Thomas. in Gilsum. 1757. Jan.. Joseph Newell of liam. 1771. Esd. b. Aug. Euni(!e. Abigail he d. April 22. 29. May 29. 19. Jan. 7. m. Jan. 1775. daughter of Rev. Joshua Prime. bapt. 1776. 4. 2nd. 1804. b. chester. d.'^ Thomas'^). 1783. Apr. 1762 . John Steele of Petersborough.^ TJioonas^).'^ Thomas.1753. 1771.'^ Wil: Cliildren liam. 1815. m. 1777. 10. Feb. Twins.^ NathanieU^ Thomas. aged 61 yrs. 22. Apr. 1782. Edward God26. . 1780 m. still . 1758 . Isaac m.. June 12. bapt. Olive. March Joshua Prime. m. (Joseph.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 2. in 1786. 1777. m. bapt. m. . 1772. H. July in March. 11. y. Mehitable Prime. Jul_y 2. 1836). Polly. Joseph''' June 15. Oct. April 1. 1823. Children Joseph and Benjamin. . Sept. 1773.^ Nathaniel. about 1722. ra. bapt. Apr.^ Dr. . b. bapt. m. 1760. Sarah. 1786. 1760 b. liam. b. 1752. 21. 4. 17. John Blake of Keene. 1773. 2. Cliildren Martha.^ b. Aug. Dwinnell of Keene. Mass. 1774.^ Wil. h. Aug. Oct. 1753.^ Thomas^).^ Thomas. 1st. : . 1781. Lucretia. m. b.'^ ThomWilliam. 1722 d. June 26. 2. 1788. Esther. b.^ Thomas^). 2nd. 25. March 22. b. Nov. 1777.^ Thomas. Oct. b.. b. May Mehitable. Stephen Randall of Winchester. Jan. m. 24. 31. April 28. 1776. Aaron''' Hammond (Thomas. 8. April 7. June 18. Sept. in Svvanzey in Sept. 1773. 5. 1783. 7. 1780. May 9.

22. March 29. 1815 liot.358 Richmond June . BenSarah. in Highgate. 1875). b. 6. b. 1820 . Vt. . m. m. b.. Child l)y Oct.. Benjamin. 11. 1863. 28. 1806. Betsey. June 30. El- Dec. 14.^ William. Allen. Jan. 6. May 2.^ Thomas^^ Thomas. Dec. 1796. 1803. 1778. b.'^ Joseph^ TJiomas. b. 1811.^ Thomas^). 1812. Joseph.. Oct. Joseph Hill. IMarch 3. 1852.1786.'' Thomas.. 1834). 1827 . Sept. b. 1811. 1822 17. 1801.^ Nathaniel.. b. b. Apr. 1779 jah Osgood.'^ (Benjamin. b. Apr. 2nd. He d. 1834) m. 10.^ Nathaniel. comb. m. 1.'^ Nathaniel. 1821 m. . March 27. 1861. Howard Aaron R. March 31. 3d. b. Vt. West Swanzey. 1804 . 1785. 1812 m. d. Children Joseph S. b. daughter of p:rie Richardson of Keene m. Feb. Clarke Albee . b.^ Nathaniel.1785. 1782. 12. Elizabeth S. 1809. Mass. Oct.'^ Tfiom- William. Lucy in Gilsum). Jan. who d. 1813. Thomas W. Benjamin''' Hammond (Joseph. 1811. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Lucy.^ William. Nancy S. Joel. 1785. m. 21.^ Thomas. Hammond (JosejyJi. 1st. Thom- Thomas^). b. b. Mary (h. Nov. Joel. 19. March 23. m. Sail}'. Sept. m. . Charles Marsh. she d. . May . 17. 1753 m. 1815). 30. m.^ Nathaniel. Jan. Feb. John Hancock.^ Thomas^). . 1847. 1793 m. 1784. June Aauon^ Hammond as. m. m. May 1837. Joseph Ware. third wife: Sarah J. . .'' Joseph. dren: Josopli. April 18. : h. July 10. . Horace. Nov.' d. in Underbill. Jan. d. Azubali. Watkins of Winchester (d. d. Betsey. 1814. Nelson Nash .'^ . Benjamin^ Hammond {Benjamin. d.^ Hammond William. Huldah. 17. May 9. June July 25. July April 26. . May 25.. b. b. Sept. 1807. Nov. Osgood. Roswell S. . 2d. daughter of Pentecost Stanley he d. March 25. 1819. he d.^ Thomas. Josiaii^ as. 24. 17.. Sophia Morse (d. Esther M. b. Mrs. . . 7. b. 3. 1792. 20.. 3. 1816.. daughter of Eli- (bapt. March ra.3 (b. Paine Aldricli. m. 24. b. 1813. Angela P. 1858. Hiram. 16. m. 1817. 29. Sept. Willard. 21. 1824 m. 1888. 31. Nov. 13. . 1st. b.Pedee Jan. Nov.. Dec.^ {Aaron. d.. 1878 8. Children: Joseph. 1781. b. 31. Cliil(d. Josiali. b. 10.. 7.^ b. b. Aug. 1. 1876) . 21.^ Thomas. Nov.'^ Thomas^). Nathan Wliitb. Feb. b. Nathan Cross. Peter Cross..'^ Joseph. Mary. 9. 16. 5.^ Thomas. b. 1781 jamin Wliitcomb. Azubah. in Hinsdale. in d. Feb. 1782. d. b. Apr. Jan. 1829. of Deerfield. of Chesterfield 4. June 8. 1809. 20. Dec. 1806. b. Sarah Fisk d. .


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Gunnison. April 4.^ Thomas. daughter of Thomas Prime. Sept.^ William. Martin Mason. Mass.'^ Thomas. 1884). 1837.^ Thomas^). ra. m. b.^ Joseph as. Charles Henry. 1811). 1830.'^ Hammond (JosiaJi. ^Bucklin.^ William.^ William. b. 1823). 1st. 11. wife: b. 26. Richmond.^ TJiomThovias. April 10. Keyes of Keene. 19. Tlwmas. m. Oct.. Lillian. March 17. .^ .^ Benjamin. daughter of Amasa S. 1813 d. .'^ (Josiah. in California. daughter of Amos Richardson (the giant) first nois. N. by Daniel. 1809. 111. 1860).. 1887.. George F. Maria E.^ Thomas^). 1792 rn. d. b. 24. 10. Jan. 1837. b. in .^ Nathaniel. Children Helen M. in Iowa. 1861.Thomas^).^ Jose'ph. m. b.. Liicina (d. in IlliCharlotte. daughter of William Farmer of Dal)lin. b. b.'' Joseph. (b. Wilmington. b. 2. 20.^ William. Mass. Utica. (b. by second wife: C. May 19. Nellie. 3.^ Joseph^ Joseph. Oct.^ William. Eugene M. Ardelia C. 1819. Children Sophina J. 1866. Apr. Joseph^ Hammond {Joseph. 21.^ Joseph. 1823.^ Tliom- Thomas.^ Nathaniel. daughter of Joseph Randall of Oct. Feb. d. ter of Josiah Parsons and removed to . 2. daughter of Ezekiel Osgood. Frank. Susan F. Feb. N. 1835. m. Apr.^ Nathcmiel. Jan. Rogers. Dec. Mary. Horace^ Hammond (Josiah. d. d. Heras. daughChildren Augusta : L. 1830.^ Thomas^). 4. Allen^ Hammond (Josiah. 1820.^ Thomas. 2nd. 1809. Children: Esther Jane..'^ 13.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Susan Gower of Maine. Col. WiLLARD^ Hammond : bert. Feb.'' Joseph.^ Tliomas^). Benjamin. m. 30.^ Thomas^). 1858. Polly. 1st. March 31. 359 Tliomas^^ William. 1824. Children. b.. Morrill. m. Alvinah Smith of Waltham d.^ Joseph. Y. .^ William. lives in Erieville. lives in S. Carrie. 30. m.^ Nathaniel. in Maine."^ Joseph.). Luthera S. Louisa. lives in 1825 d. Children. daughter of Thomas Cross. b. Illinois. 1811. Marion E. 1820. : .^ Nathaniel. HiRAM^ Hammond {Josiah. March 21. Feb. d. Y. m. March 3. 1816 .^ TJiomThomas. 21. in Waltham. 2nd. m.'' Joseph.. Feb. m... b. Nov.^ Joseph. 1880. d. in Illinois. Betsey.^ Nathaniel. as. in Lunenburg. March 20. b. 3rd. Charlotte.'^ Tliomas'^). 16. Czarina (b. Charles. Emma. Dec. 17. Josiah W. April 5. 1859 (b. Julia. . 1864 m. 1806. 1836.'^ Thomas.^ Thomas. Sept. .'^ Joseph.

^ Thomas. Edith G. 21. Oct. m. . he d. m. Loron Uberto. nett b. Nathaniel.^ Benjamin. 1817 d. 2nd. 1867. Frank E. ville. 8. Orville H.^" Hammond {Aaron : Joseph.'' Joseph. b.^ . 1871. 1835. Mass. Lureann (b.^ Na- Thomas.^ William. 14. 2nd..^ h. 6. Apr. 1871 Edward.^ Benjamin.9 as. 1847.^ Thomas^). rn. 1881). 1857. daughter of Jose[)h Randall. Hammond (Joseph.'' Joseph.'' Josej^h. Henry Shaw of Proctors.. : 11.. Dec. Eleanor F.^ Jsfathaniel. Ford. (b. 6.^ Benjamin.. May he d. 3.^ Thomas. Mary E. daughter of Hosea Picket of Winchester.. R. b.. IMass. Oct.. b. Orville H. daughter of Amasa S. May 16. 1832).'' Joseph.^ Benjamin. b. m. 1878. 1817 d. ]\Iay 4. May 29. phia M.^ Thomas^). Sept. d. 21. July 1884.. James C.^ Joseph. (b.. June .360 JoEi. 1884 . and Edward H. Mary M. Mary C.'' Joseph. 1840. 1st. Harden 0. 1836. b. 1840. Jan. d. Rogers. 1st. Nov.^ Loron U. Vt. 16.Lewis of Somerville. daughter of Madison Fairbanks m. b.. 1859. March 10.. May 25. b. He d. b.. March 26. IIe. b. Jan. : .. Thom- July 20.^ Joseph.'^ Thomas^). Nov. 1842. Apr. Nellie M. Oct.. 1814. 1st.^ Nathaniel. 1814). March 10. (b. Sept.'^ HISTORY OF SWANZEY. May 31. Children: Lowell W. George W. m. . Elliot^ Hammond {Joseph. 21. 22. 2. 1848. Cynthia A. July 29. William Denison.^ Thomas. William Denison. h. July 19..^ Thomas. m.^ William. Lottie L. : William Seaver . 16. 1858 ra. d. Ordway of Fitchburg.. 1886. 1837 m. b.Thomas^). b. b.^ Nathaniel... Child Josephine V. Benter of . 17. 12. July 31. 1870 live in Worcester. Aaron R. 1842. Harriet Wheeler.. Joseph Byron. 26. 16. 1845. Samuel P. 1st. 1885. m.^ William. 2nd. 1865. March 17. Emily (b. Jan. May 29. 1849. 1842. 1842. 1811. d. 1869). Sept. 13. 2nd. Apr. 1857. March 12.d.^ Benjamin^ Joseph. 15. 1852.^ . 1817. d. Oct. of Winchester. So- Thomas. 1869. b. June 8. b."^ William.Thomas^).^ (Joel. 1872. . . . m..^^ Hammond thaniel. 1852. Oct. March 16. 1872)^. Oct.'^ Thomas. b. Jan. July 24.. Lowell W. of Richmond Chihb'en Harriet Melissa. 1849. 8. 9. 1849 1857. 17. Sept. (twins). 23. b. 16. b. 3. b. daugh. 1845. Children Georgeanna. 26. Aug.^ Hammond {Joseph. d.'^ Hammond {Elliot.^ Thomas ^ Thomas? William. Aug.^ Benjamin. d.. June 1842. Mass. Children Fred L. Apr. b. June 28.

in Richmond June 16. b. 23. m. Mary. d. Snow . Mildred K. Parmelia March (Christopher^ of Mcdtapoisett. Mary Lizzie (b. b. (b. Oct. 1860). m. b. Aug. b. daughter (b. Joanna Fole\.1878. Jessie E. Susie A. Emma Eda 15.. (b. daughter of Roberts Hovey. Children Frederick M. Sept. Whitcomb. 12. 1853 m. b.. June 15..). Cliilcl Hariy Oiville. Nov. Jan. 1869.. Mass. 9. March 8. b. May 10. Wayland L. 29. Handy {James^ of Bethlehem. .^ Tliomas.^ Handy {Josephus. m. b. b. 1858. 1876. . 1. April.2 Hammond (b. : b. in Ireland).).^ WlUiam^^ Thomas^). 19. James E. m. Clara Josephine.. 1849. Child : Emma L. Nov. Dec. . Aug. Frank . 1848. Childien William Edgar. Feb. in . 1857)... 23. Oct. Vt. 1857. Flora E.. Cora E. 1829). 1827. 1851. July 28. ter of 16. JosEPHus^ b.. 1828. Nov. 1851 d.. 361 Nathaniel. 27. 1878. . Martin^ Handy {James^ of Eoyalston. Henry Page. in Ireland. O'Brien (b. 1871. b. b. 1855. b. daughWilliam Woodward.(b. 1849 of Henry Hill. 1881. . Jan. 19. 1861. 1. b. Ida I. b. Dec. Alice Walker of Cavendish. Oct. 1869. May 18. Isabell.. 27. 1st. George A. 22. b.). Willard A. 1867. 1820 31. 19. resides in Gardner. daughter of Joseph Ware. 1875) m. m. 5. A. 19. b. Margaret. b. March 8. 1847 ni. 1882. 17.^ James^). Mass. b. 1865. 2nd. . b. 21. 23. Oct. Rowena A. HANDY. 25. Feb. daughter of Levi Lewis of Royalston. Aug. 26. Marcli 10. 1857. 1825.."^ Thomas.GENEALOGICAL EECORDS. b. 22. 1882.1844. Clara E.. Oct. 1850. d. 1864. 1888. {Josephus^) b. . d. b.^ James^ of Royalston. 16. 24. Mass. b. b. Bertie W. 1879. : Nov.). 1855 m. daughter of Ivory . Margaret A. 28. Children: Sept. 18—. b. 1889). 18G3 12. 19. Emma Josephine. May. June 29. d. Mary. b... Feb. Aug. Oct. 1862). . June 1870. 1865. America. 1878. Martin^ Hanrahan. Children: Theodore F. hanrahan. 1875. b. Oct. Dec. Feb. LoRON P. IMarch 21. Frank E. 1847 d. : Jan. July 13. m. 1853. 16.. James E. 3. 10. M. h. m. Apr. Jan. Vt. 1857. 31. July 8.. Mass. Aug.^ Handy (Martin. William Edgar^ Handy A. Mass.h.

daughter of b. b. March 22. d. Stephen^ Harris {Stephen^ of Richmond). HISTORY OF SWANZEY. m. . Aug. Welcome Ballon Lydia of Troy .. in. 2nd. Catharine. Louisa. Joseph 1790 . b. Children Har: Londonderrj'. 1831 . Hardy). in Dubm. b. Vt.m. ]\Ir. S. Children Alcista. daughter of Peleg Bowen of Richmond d. 13. Ellen S. m. R. b.. Patrick^ Hare.. Thomas' IIankaiian. 1883..b. June 18. 1879. 27. Aug. 1796). lan Edgar. 1877. 1845 . 23. 1883. 1816.1817. Aug. Feb. 2. 21. 16. Sept. Willard. m. HARRIS. 1858. Jan. Aug. 1849 ... Polly (b. from Gloucester. 1852) daughter of David Ball of Marlborough m... 9. 1887. 1815. 2nd. 1846. Oct. h. David Martin -. Joseph Whitcomb of m.. Edwards of Dublin Children: Cora. b. 1855. Had- ley of Ashburnham. Nov. b. b. 1882. 1st. David^ Harris {Stephen^ of Richmond). b. 1852. E^dwin Cass . d. Feb. HARDY. Nellie F. a 24. b. Frost Came to Swanze}'. daughter of Charles R. d. in Ireland. Sept.1876. b. d. m. Aug. CathDec. 24. m. March 1885. 1873. 1st. E. David W. S. in in C. Aug. Feb. H. 29. b. Mary E. May 12. Dec. Lucy 1832. 29. Myron Albert. b. b. 7. Riley.. m. 1872. James. 1793. 1883. . Sanford 1885).. I.. Mass. b.. of Londonderr}'. 25. d. m. erine b. Stephen. Lizzie Murphy (b. 2nd.^ Hardy {Benjamin PJ and Mary lin. 16. 1883. Margaret. 29.362 Charles J. 1st. Lincoln of Peru. Albert M. b. Sept. 24. Louisa A. William A. Patience. Sept. 9. m. 1848. . 26.. 29. New York State. b. when about 3 years old. John Fitzgerald. Ellen A.. -22. b. 1846). : Somers. 12. m. b. b. Sanford Page. 2. Children Annie. in Ireland. 3rd. William 1829 . : of Richmond . Ethel HARE. 1793 d.^ Hanrahan. in Ireland. Sept.~ Hardy {Benjamin PA of Dublin)^ (b. March 4. 1825. 1825. in Ireland. Child: INIary Ann. b. Nov. Gilbert. 1876. Aug. . 15. Frost. Children: Elisha. Aug. . widow Whitcomb. Swanzey. 1820. 1829. young. May 1. Luther Alexander. Patty (b. 1823. May 12. b. 18. June 3. 1875. m. Sept. Merrick ni. 31.. Aug. 1842.

1786. 1788. Abbie M. Apr. in Marlborough.. 1857. 11. 8. 1868 d. 25. 5. 1862. ]Stephen3 Harris {Stephen. Sept. 1849. 1837 . of daughter May. b. John Harvey and Jemima settled in his wife Swauzey previous to 1776.. May 23. Martha Long (b. 23. 1784. Feb. Lemuel. 1774. d. 1871 m. May 24. . 7. b. 31. 1795. in Taunton. Mass. Oct. 21. 1776. d. Apr. about 1841.) b. Aug.. Elisha3 Harris (Stephen. Sarah E. Aug. 1851. 6. b. b.. 11. Timothy. 4. 1826). Amasa Fuller of Troy. . 4. b. 4. Nov. Dec. 1825 m. Dec. b. Apr. Rev. Maria (b. . New York State . Hicks of d. Apr. William A. 1. daughter of Colonel Cheney of Chesterfield Children George W. E. 18. Nov.. 1828. June 22. b. Lovell Taft.^ Harris {Stephen. d. Mass. 1890. Nov.. 1751. 1789. Anna. 1782. 8.. Nov. m. 1828 d. Milan D. b. b.. Nov. Sept. 1862. Sept. b. 1852. May 28. 3d.^ Stephen^).^ Stephen^). 1847). jr. b. Aug. 25. 20. July 16. b. 1750. 19. 28. March 20. 1846. Aug. 8. Apr. Nov. came from Taunton. b. Addie H. (b. Feb. m.3 Harris (David. Margie . d.9. : . 1878). Dec. Ezra Harvey. Dec. 29. have been their sons TiMOTHT^ Harvey (John^ of Tannton. 22. Emily Scott of Winchester. Walter L. Mass. 1777. Timothy Harvey. Oct. HARVEY. Aug. daughter of Martin Cass of Richmond. 1879. Timothy. 28. Mass. in Fitchburg. 29.^ Stephen^ of Richmond). 1862. Sally. . Oct. Henry M. Starkey. b. d. m. Sept. James E. b.. b. 1817 . d. b.. widow of Jehiel White. d. d. 1855. Aug. m. 1864. Harvey. 1861). Mary (b.. L. 11. . 1776. at Taunton.. 1825. and The following persons may all : and may have been here quite as early Ephraim Harvey. 1780.b. Mr. Apr. Apr. 1862. 1794. b. 363 Alonzo. 1790. . Apr. 1859 d. David W. 1822. b. 19. May 10. 30. Jan. 1846. July 26. 19. b.. b. 30. 15. Daniel. 2d. Kimber. m. 1820. 1861. 26. 1774. 24. 1822). m. 1875. Mass. 30. m.. Zephaniah. \>. in Marlborough.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Sept. Jemima. b. Charles C. Mary L. 1865.. March 10. . 12. J. b. d. Aug. Stephen^).. Elmira (b. b. 1835 d. Abbie M. May 16. 1862.. Children Patty.. May 8. March : . 12. . daughter of Timothy Fife of Troy. 1853 m. Martha. John Harvey.

Feb. h. 1778. b. March 11. Betsey. b. Hazeltine. b. July 25. b. April Chesterfleld. 1798. b. b. Oct. m.. Oct. : . 1774. 1857. March 31. 1784. 1796. 1878. Lizzie A. b. in Tro}'. 11. James. in Marlborough.. Ira. Dec. 8. 26. 1810. Jan. m.^ Haskell {Orrick Andrews of i.Harvey Feb. 1856. Garinter. The mother died previous to the baptism . dren born in Swanzey Martha. m.^ Haskell {Orrick L. d.. Oct. Nov. b. 3. bapt. Oct. daughter Children: dard. Damaris. b. Lord. m. m.~ Abnei'^). 1805. Aug. Nov. m. b. 1. Dec. Oct. of Charlestown. Nellie . Mary and Calvin. 23. (John^). b. Nehemiah. 24. ' HASKELL. 1779 d. m. Zipporah Blake of JoHN^ Harvey.. 2. 15..2 Haskell (Abiier^ and Laura Haskell of Troy). 1779. Vt. John Hastings. Aug. Aug 1(). b. Oct. Frank H. b. Mercy. Andrew J. 1802. Eliza F. : Children Lutlier m. 1794. 27.. 1851 m. . 11. George. 13. July 25. 1874. b. 1783. 1874. George H. 1806. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Jan. 1816. Strickland of Winchendon. 1755. Jan. 13. Aug. Children: Andrew L. Hannah.. 8. George H. b. Apr. b. Maria A. 1828 Charlotte. 1785. 10. July 27. 16. Elizabeth W. 1786. June 30. 24. d. b. March 12. of Jonathan Hammond. Mercy Children: John Thurber. b. 15. 1788. daughter of Nahum and Mary Ward of Troy. 1755. b. Garinter. 1856. HASTINGS. b. 1783. 16. Edward God- in Waitsfield. Aug. 1785. d. Miriam (b. Oct. 21. 6. Oct. 1835). Roxanna. b. March 11. 1792.364 KiMBKR. 6. b... Keeue. 1857. 1825. Feb.. 26. Apr. Nov. 25. Ezra2 Harvet (John^). Orrick L. b.Hastings {John^ of Charlestown) b. 1854. 21.~ Abner^). bapt. Nov. 7. 1803. 1790.. •18. 1848. of Edward. David. m. who d. 9. July 25. b. Nahum Baldwin. bapt. 2. (John'^). 1801. June 28. 1800. lulward. Sept. Sept.. 30. m.. 1860. . 2. Eva M. 1860). Oilman. 1880.. b. 1776. Augusta. 1851. 30. March 19. Mass. Mass. Polly. Hannah Olcott Chil(b.. 1783. . Nov.. Aug. Nov. b. of Rockingham. Annie M. June 28. Mar. Fhilinda. in Troy. 1782. d. James Biggs of LoAvell. 23. m. Vt.

b.. in Reading. Children: Edward. 1818. May 27. Nov. 14. 1806. . 1747. 16. 10.. Clarissa Webb. Asenath (b. March 21. Susan Carpenter. 1753. Marian D. . 20. 1824. b. 1805. 1848. Edmund Stone. b. Moses. b. Mass. 2.. Joseph R. 15. 24. Sarah Samuel. March 19.. W. Nov. aged two . 1815 m. b. 16. 365 Apr. 1771. Feb. b. 1775. b. Maria A. Aug... 22. 28. 1845. Mass. d. 1750. Oct. 1783. Mary. Chauncey Wallace. 20. Feb. Feb. Nov. 25 14. 1788. 2. 2nd.Heaton (James^). 24. 1817 John Stone. m. 1865. b. b. 1754. HATES. 1st. 1768. Daniel Kimball. 1810.. Dec. Abigail Aug. 1782. Yorick C. Ang. of Lunenburg.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. Jnly 17. 9.. 24. Jotham Ballon. b. Oct. 1825. Lucy. 1808 m. Webb. b. 27. d. . Samuel. Susan.. Dec. Jan. m. years. daughter of Joseph Kimball. m. 24. Houghton. Lucy Eugg. Dec. m. June 14. b. Asa. 1841. Jan. Children: John. 14. ter of Samuel Hills d. m. b. 1864. Aug. 1772. Dec. 22. Anna Asenath. Dec. Chil- . Aug. 1812. b. . James. 1806 d. 1821. 1771. 1808. Jonathan Hammond. 9. 1840. 1785.. Nov. in Clarissa b. Nathaniel Davis. 1816. Mass. AsA^ Healet (Davis. b. 14. . Children : d. Gardner Currier of Lowell. : . 1826). Davis Brainard. W. 17. 31. 1857). m.. m. 26. Dec. bapt. Mary Clark (b. John d. Apr. Vt. b. Edward Hazen. 12. 1824. b. Hates. Dec. Oct. b. M. Fanny O. daughChildren Sally. Irene King. 1813. HKALET. 1823. b. George H. 1744. Rodney D. 23. . b. 6. Dec. Sept. 1752.m. 1819 .^ Samuel^). in Waitsfield. m. b. J. March 16. . Dec. Samuel Hastings. Justus P. b. b. James^ Heaton {James^ of Wrentham. HAZEN. Edward^ Hazen {Echcard^) m. b.. 4. 1843. 1808. May 30. March 25. b. b. Aug. Nov. m. Luke and John. 1837. Waitsfield. 1813 d. Hannah. 1781 d. Samuel. Jemima Bathrick Children: Josiah. Aug.. Davis^ Healet {Samuel^ of Winchester). Nov. 22. 1805. William. Oct. Jan. July 22. 28. . Mass. b. widow of Martin Thompson.. 3. 1820. 4809 d. Asenath. b. Apr. 22. b..). Feb. Nathaniel. in Feb. 22. 17. .

m. b. 1812. 1759. 20. Apr. Heaton {James. Mrs. 17. 1784. Apr. 1798. June 13. 9. Apr. Dec. d. A child d. d. aged 62. 30. 24. in 1811.. 5. Dec. 1828. daughter of Gibson "Willard of Harvard. bapt. Mass. IMay 23. 1812. John . Molly Heffron Feb. 1855. 1803. Dec. d. about 1798 d. 1820. 1789. May 14. Apr. IIEFFUON. 1778. Day. Gershom. John. daughter of William Grimes. HENRY. d. Sept. Aug. 9. bapt. 1764. b. . 14. Esther Children: Rebecca. 1854. 17. 1775. Apr.Benoni Thompson. Mary Heffron m. 13. Oct. July 6. 22. b. 21. Aug. b.. Nathan. d. Feb. James"^ 30. 1771. Feb. Solomon. Joseph Susanna Heffron m. 1771 d. of Richmond. Feb. 1839.). 23. bapt. 25. b. Apr. b. bapt. : dren Nov. b. 1784. Sarah. Children: Rachel. 8. Beriah Daj\ John Heffron m. b. 27. 1755. 1786. Su1783. 18. 28.3(i6 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1777. 20. 1768. 1. Oct. July 14. Lucy. 1. : Frederick William.. d. 1784. June 6. 1787. 26. 175G. Children . Esther. 1781. 1791. his wife. 1769. 1800. 1755. Michael Heffron d. 1780. . Ma}' 18. Aug. Mass. 25. who d. b. bapt. bapt. Nathaniel. b. sannah. Rebecca Joseph.Henry {William^ of Chesterfield). MaiT. . Nov. bapt. Lydia Lawrence. b. Feb. July 30. 15. Jan. 1764. Mary (b. Jan. Rebecca. Orauge. 5. James.. aged 72. Feb. 2nd. 1779. b. May Susannah. Rose Heffron m.. Apr. James. d. Irene. Feb. 1774. . Joel Heffron m. James. b. 10. 1761 Nathaniel IIeaton m.James^ from Wrentham. 1798. b. Irene. in Enos Heffron 17. 1766. m. Feb. bapt. bapt. March A Betsey Heffron m. 21. 17. June 4. King. Maiy. 1850). . 1789. Sept. 1773. a son d. Jan. 1773. William. 1752. m. Aug. Eldad Cross. aged 39 child d. 1st. b. Jan. 1761. 1. . Olive Marble of Winchester. 25.

b. 18. 1786. 16. 1846. b. Apr. 1784. March 8.^ William^).^ July 11. 5. Fanny and Thusa. bapt. 1786 Thusa. 1768. 1772. 1872. 1836 . 28. d. Aug. May 12. . Medora. b. 1787. b. HEWES. 1793. July 1. aged 77 years. b. b. 2nd. Jay Jackson. b. Jan. m.. Patty. Celia. d. b. in 1800.. Aug. . Sr. 1794. 4. 1870. m. July 13. 20. 1827. James S. 26. in Chesterfield.. Martha.. 1821. b. : van. . m. 30. 22. 10. May 11.1788. 30. bapt. March 8. Willard. Elizabeth Children Benjamin. b. . Nov. 2nd. 1840. George^ Heaves (Benjamin^). b. b. Aug. April 13. 1789. Sarah Sophia. 1800. 1785. 1788 m. 1809. 1814. 3. h.. daughter of Caleb Cook. 1855. Samuel^ Hewes Sarah Norwood. Matilda. m. Feb.. June 28. Charles E. 22. Mary F. Polly. Jan. b. 16. March 15. June 27. b. 1763. Samuel. b. ( Children William. Calvin Curtis. b. b. March 14. 1842. 1759). 1765). b. Laura (daughter of Amaziah Stone) he d. 1783. George. Dec. Apr. Oct. Esther. b. Sept. 1. b. b. John Montague Field of Sulli. 1761. 14. 22. June 14. W. b. 1759. Oct. 29. 1782 d. Luman. Hewes (Benjamin^). Lyman. William^ Hkwes (Benjamin^) : b. : 1786. Oct. 4. Edwin W. b. Elijah. 1. . b. Benjamin Hkwes. 31. 1792. Children Samuel.. 1839. Charles Chesterfield. of March Charles Winchester. 1765. Apr. May 15. March m. 1793. Jemima b. b. 2. 1797. William. Chesterfield d. : wood. Anna. Jan. 1844. William. Nov. George L. in March 4. Apr. Sept. Feb. b. . Park. Sept. Feb. 1850. Adams. m. m. daughter of Jonathan Woodcock. Bkn-tamin^ 1781. adopted daughter Benjamin Wilson. 3. 1791. June 12. Arethusa. (b. Aug. 1812. b. 1785. m. Providence. 1759. W. Aug. m. b. Clark. Jan. June 28. Children: Maria A. March 22. 16. JohnPark^ Henry (James. 1765.. Brown. Oct. Sally. 19. Sept. 1890. Children Sally. an of Sarah. b. David Holman.GENEALOGICAL EECOEDS. 2. Sept. {William^^ Benjamin^) ^ Lorenzo Nor- William^ Hewes b. 1761. April 13. Sept. John Harfield. 4. Betsey Elizabeth. b. 1. 367 2. Jan. Benjamin. b. Mary. 1785'. Feb. 6. Elizabeth L. 1847 she m. 1782.. Mary. June . 29. b. May m. 1838. 13. 1806 m. 10. d.Benjamin^). 1822. in . m. 1806. b. 1790. 11.. 1854. Feb. . Abigail (bapt. b. 20.. 1794. bapt.

Children : George. b. m. Chilmin^). April 13. . Elsie (d. Y. Feb. AVhite m. 17. Seth Pomroy of Swanzey. Feb. Farris. 1756. b. Oct. m. m. 1872. George Elliot. 1850. His widow Nov. Feb. John Sanderson. Lorenzo N. April 25. 1781.. 19. Children: Fitchburg.^ . m. Feb.. Wyniau Richardson. Elisha.^ JosepJi^ of ChesterSarah.. Benjamin Pomroy.Bevjamin^) b. 9. 19.. April 12. reside in Northfield. in Brooklyn. HIGGINS. Sept. 1855.. Massa. m. 5. 14. . April 28. 9. 185G. Sept.. 1857. George^ Hill {Jonathan^ of Winchester).. .. 3d.-'' Hewes . daugliter of Children: Janette L.. Jonathan. Betsej'. 1857. Ilutchins.^ Hewes {Lorenzo Walter b.^ Benjam. 25. April 3. b. George Darling. m. Joseph.'^ William. Caleb. d. wife Sarah were in lu. 3. April 14. June 7. Lilhi K. R. b. May 12. ni. m. 1798. Reuben. N. George D. April 19. Emma J. daughter of Lyman Field. 1813 . 3. 1870. Elsie R.. . field) b. HILL. 1852. . b. 14. bapt. Feb. Seth Leonard. April 18. 1787. Bessie B. d. b. m. Pliebe S. 1754. Child: Lillian A. b. 1857. He d. Walter R. b. 1831 ni. David.368 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. April 2. July 30. 1792. 17. Aug.'^ William. Dora (b. 17. b. Charles O. .. 1849) . July 30. m. Joseph. in Oct. Lona AlHanChildren Elijah. Frederick II. 1873). 1852). b. Rusella Combs of Winchester.^ Samuel.^ Hewes (Samuel.. 1st. Henrj' N. 1). 1825. b. daughter of Calviu Curtis 25. Franklin N. Dec. daughter of Martin Cram. 1852 Flora. 1777. Mass. Jan. 1859. 1849. 2nd.^ Higgins . drich (b. b. 1826). JMary. Sall}^ b. Jonathan Hill m. b. 1800. daughter of Jacob T. 1777. 1875. 1754. resides in Eastman. daughter of George W. Alinira(b.. INIass.^ Benjamin'^).. {Josiali. 1781 .^ William. 1879. d. (b. 1803). 1827. 14. 1852 dren Ray F.'^ Charles. March 13. Oct. Nov. 11. Sept. lives b. Chil- dren : Anna and Hannah. Swanzey in 1754. b. cl. 1794.. 1818 . Hattie E. March iV. : Frankltn N. : nah. Wyot Gunn. 1859 {Lorenzo N. and Flora (twins). William Hill and Oct. 6. b. Arza A. 1875. Barney.^ Saimiel.

David A. L. Harvey m. 1816. 1828 . daughter of Enoch Day d. 20. b. 9. 3. 28. 1819. 18. d.. Nov. Algernon H. 31. Sarah F. 3. 1860. Aug. Leonard Whitcomb.. . b. 9. b. Feb. . 1836. Aug. m. m. Seraph S. 29. 1837 m. April 11.. 1819. Floyd from Maine (b. 24. Children Emily. b. Julia. Jan. Capt. June 20. Oct. 1. Jan.. 30. d. Feb. 1794.. Jan. d.Jonathan^). d. 1813 m. John P. Troy. (b. Apr. b.3 Hill {Joseph.. 4th. b. aged 34 years) m. 1832. m. b. 4. 1819. 1846 resides in Keene. 1870). lives in Minnesota. 1. : . July 31. J. b. March 9. . Daniel. Sept. 1812. P^liphalet Louisa. 1809.. LuTiiER N. 1792 he d.. 5. 1870).Joriathan^) b.. b. Laura. Nov. b. . Feb. m. 1867. 1853. . Howard m. 15. Feb. b. 1832. 1852. 8. 3d. b. 1829. 1812. Feb. 1853). b. d. and widow of Thomas W. May m. . . about one year old. daughter of Joseph Hammond. Feb. 18. b. 1859. b. b. 1833) of Keene . b. Luther N. Beal. d. ley. An infant d. 14. b. m. Aug. Ferdinand Pickering of Winchester. Mary (b. 28. . 23. 14.. Sept. 1813. about Joseph^ Hill (Jonathan^). Colby (d. 3. 14. 1817 m. Bradley. (b. 22. Daniel B.. July 27. Dec. May 28. . Apr. Quinn. 1888. d. July 31. 1821 . b. Feb. C. b. . 1843. 1835 m. Sept. Dec. Jonathan G. T. Abraham Children: Lucina. b. Nathaniel Dickinson. Noyes. 1825. b. d. Sarah F. b. 1847.. Feb. Nov. Nov. 1797. Henry. Maria. April 30. Aug. 14. daughter of Seth PomChildren: George H. . 18. Edward F. Jonathan^ Hill {Jonathan^) ^h. 1833. . Wes- June m. 1825 d. Oct. Oct. An infant Jan. 25. 1808. Apr.. . Lewis Leach. Dec. m. 1820. Jan. INIarch 2. 1st. Nov. 13. 1867. 1826 G. June 21. 1824. 369 Charlotte. 6. 16. b. b. Feb. 20. Oct. Sept. . Lovilla. Joseph^ Hill (Josejjh. Luthera. Otis Scott of Chesterfield. 1825 . b. Aug. 1781 . b. Malinda Ashley.. Josepli. widow Mary Shelly (1). Ellis. d. resides in Keene. : Elvira J. b. Eliza. . 11. 1824. George AV. 1886) ra. April 30. Luther N. David. 13. ni. July 17. 1792 m. 1832. 13. 1841. . 2. Sophia. 1815. d. b. b. Edwin.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Rebecca Adams of Keziah David2 Hill (Jonathan^). 1842 .. Franklin of Winchester. 18. Charles A. Children b.. 1849. Aug. 1817. 4. Lawson. Oct. daughter of Stei)hen .. 1877. 14. 1819 m. 1847.. . d.. 1835. 1817. b. b. Mary roy 1811 . b.. 1853. b. June 9. 2nd. Oct. 1825. Huntley. Albert Jewett Jonathan. Lucy..

17.. 2d. May 24. April 29. 1823. Annis M. May Martha : J.. 28. : . 1836). Wyman Adella b. 1844. m. Charles. Nov. ward P. 31. d. 1847 in. m. Marcli 22. b. Sept. W.. The . Children INIary R. b. (b.Jonathan^). 1860. Children in Westmoreland.Jonathan^). Aug. d. ni. Oct. b. Children: John M. b. Mass. 28. Jan.Dyyiii'^B. South 9. Ed. 19. Prussia (b. (b. Apr. b. Oct. 1. Angelina. Jonathan^).. b. Children Clara A. Russell C. Aug. 14... March 1867. Jan. 2 Hill 1819 .iLh {David. Oct. 14. II.3 Hill {Joseph.. March 26. William E Igar Handy. m. 2d. ni. Bradley W.1888. Amos M. 1854 . 1837.'^ JonatJtcm^). March 4. 26. b. Sebastian. 1865. Aug.^ Joseph. (b. Sept. 15.. 1884. 1832. Nov. Bradley^ Hill {Jonathan. Brown. Jan. May 24. ni. daughter of Barret Fosgate of Winchester. '^ Eliza I. Sept. 1872). I. Vernon. Evie A. b. Lucretia N.b. April 24. Eldvvard P. 1890. Vt.Jonathan^). 1861 m. Children: 1858). 1858. 1856 . Olive A. in Winchester. A. Oct. 1845. b.^ Hill {John m. Jennie L. daughter of 1852. Relief (b. Elmer J. 24. Mar: . Jan. 19. 16. ]\Iay 30. 18. Dec.. Aug.. AdaE. 1873. 1855. he d. d. Children: Fred.. b.. 27. 9. John daughter of Barton Grant of Fitzwilliam. David Whitcomb. 1865. m. b.. 16.^ Jonathan^). Susan (1). 13. Sarah C. m. July 17. daughter of 6. b. 1862. 1835) Charles W. Jan. Bullard.3 Joseph. b. d. Oct. {David. 1888. Henry^ Hill {David. Oct.. Luther Lawrence. Apr. 1854. July. 16. . 1851 lives in Alstead. F. 28. 1856.. Sebastian. Sarah B. Aug. 22. Sept. m. Amos M. IMass.. 1829. d. P. Waldo. Sept. Edwin A. 1835. (b. Abraham T.. Dec. family resides in AValtluini. b. June 4.. 1853 Lillias. m. June 19. 1884. (b. b. . 1864. b. March . Aug. d.370 IIISTOKY OF SWANZEY. Gary (b. 1857. daughter of James Remington of Deerfield. 1848. Janett P. b. daughter of Reuben Willard of Chesterfield ni. 1860). 2. 1820. 1864). 11. 1858. Aug. 1851) . 1857.Joiathan^). (laughter of David Road he d. Feb.. daughter of John R. 6. June 26. 1850... 14. 1848).^ Hill (JohnP. 1832. b.. 1864. Oct. Russell C. 1864 . Wilfred A. Goodell. daughter of David Whitcomb.. b. 1834). b. 22. 31. 25. in . 21. d.

about 1800 Children .'^ Jonathan^) m. 1772 m. 3d. Feb.^ Jonathan'^). 1770 d. 1864. 2d.. . . . Apr. daughter of Abraham Graves. 1845 . . Children May 27. Filly White of Walpole. Apr. 1869. young. . Ezekiel Osgood. who 1741 d. ter of Surry. 1871. Samuel. Meletiah d. Nov. Elisha. 16. . young. ... {Bradley. widow E. b. Apr. 2d. Children March Meletiah. 22. Asa. b. . Jan. 1765 . 1807. Fred J. Abigail. in Swanzey. Ebenezer. 1864. Wright. July 2. b. Aug. . b. Samuel^ Hills (SamueU) Apr. Oct. 21. 2d. b. about 1730 . July 13. 1812) he d. June 25. b. 1832 in. Sarah. . 22. 1854. Ebeuezer. Lizzie Ann (b. b. 30. b. 1889. 1728 . b. Cliildren Calvin. 1761 d. : . 4. Sarah. 1773. .^ Hill {Davkl.. b. 4. Gains. May 31. CarpenFeb. 1773. 1857. (b. 1758. 1763 d. bapt.^ Jonathan^). July 7. Feb. b. d. 1st. . young. Feb. b. Nov. Reuben. three sons : Nathaniel. 1770. 1738. : Ebenezer. 13. Clara M. shall H. AVilliara. d. 1738. Asa. HILLS. John. 1773. 1754. 16. Daniel B. L. 12. b. b. Samuel Hills from Massachusetts had 1728. m. 1865. 1758.. Esther. Sept. June. 1767. in Nathaniel^ Hills {Samuel^) d. March 15. m. Nov. Lizzie Eva. b. Calista L. 23. 371 28. 26. m.. 1771. 12? bapt. Feb. m. bapt. Apr. Abigail. 24. Abigail m. Aug. b. Hannah b. 30. Moses. b. Earl George Burdin. : David^ George. June 27. 25. Samuel. d. Jan. March 19. . Sarah (b. . b. daughter of Darius E. Feb. 1760. 1767. b. b.'^ Jonathan. ra. March Infant. a Miss Randall from Richmond and moved to Vermont. This family removed from town.^ Hill 4. 1763.. daughter of Elkanali Lane. July 24. Jolm H. 1765. March JoHN^ Hill (EUhu^ of Hinsdale). Hill {Davkl. 1781 m. 1772. 1795. March 20. 1839 ter of George Leonard m. 23.. 1861. 1836. daugh4. Aug. C. 22. June. 1755. Dan Leonard. 7. m. Harriet Lane. Nathaniel. 27. b. Sept. m. d. 1863. June 30. 1862. in Swanzey. 1868. 1834). They have an adopted son. ^ Child: Bradley W. May 30. bapt.. 1759 . 1763 removed to Hancock. Esther. 1866. Dec. 4. b. b. 1887).Hills (Samuel^). 20. b. May 27. b. 1769. 'bapt. d. . Maj' 25. b. b. who : May 14.. Asa. b.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Feb. bapt.

h. 1783. b. 1789 m. Feb. 1804.1755. Patty. 1795. 18. Vt.. 1797. Joshua Parker pjlisha . Dec. William G. Silas. he Child Charles Nicholas. 1847. Samuel^ Hills {Nathaniel^" Samuel^). 1793. 16. b. 1767 m. ra. 14. 1769. 1808. 1793. Feb. 6. : Ebenezer^ Hills (Ebenezer.. in Bernardston. Vt. Vt. Nov.. Davis Healey. June 8.. 1808. 1761 d. 1796. Hubbard Mason of Brook. 1787. Nov. May 25. in Windsor. b. 1804. d.1775. Dec. Feb. March Rhoda. Dec. 1820). Y. Chauncey. 1806. 7. 6. Elijah. 1801. May 1832. Children Sylvia. Jo- John. May 17. Feb. b. b. 1784. Erastus Dickinson. Sept. Dec. d. William^ Hills {Nathaniel. h. 17. m. d. May 7. Reuben Porter.Samuel^). Aug.. b. 1770. daughter of Elijah Belding he d. MaySi. June 28. m. 1787 d. 1771 m. Oct. Calvin. 13. 1761. m. in Washington. 10. Reuben. 1800. Moses-' Hills (Samuel. Jan. Oct. Lydia Chamberlain (b.Scott. 1780). Samuel. 1801. b. 7. MeLitiah. b. Sept. Aug. March 4. Apr. 24. Prudence. 1789. b. June 6. b. N.. d. 1781. 3. 20. Sept. 15. m.. Dec. Francis D. 1806. Apr. d. b. m. Vt. June 23. June 2. Georgiana. at Newfane. Sarah (b. Mass. 1796 line. daughter of John Frary. Sept. 31. 1850). d. 1799. Dec. 12. : . July 14. 1840) d. Abigail (b. Rachel (b. 1782. Polly. Dec. b. Mrs. Nathaniel Stanley. 26. . Aug. 1811. b. b. 1798. daughter of Elijah Belding. 25. m. March 20. b. daughter of Shubael^ Seaver . 25. Calvin^' Hills (Ebenezer. Sidney. May 3. bapt. Nathaniel^ Hills {Nathaniel-. b. James . b. Jan. Apr. b. m. 1810. Feb. seph Stickne^^ of N.^ Samuel^).'^ SamueU). m. he d. . in Marlborough. 12.. 2d. b. b. Jan. 2(1. Children Prudence. Hannah Healc}' of Winchester. April 12. daughter of Timothy Read. 15. . Joseph Kimball. 1782. in 1819. b. b.^ Samuel^). Feb. Children: Abigail. Children: 28. Asa^ Hills (Samuel. : . Nathaniel. . 24. Y. b. June 23. Nov. 1810.. b. 14. 1845. 14. Asenath (b. Apr. 18. 14. 1803.'^ SamueV-)^ b. . m.372 HISTORY OF SWAXZEY. b. Samuel. 22. 11. d. in Marlborough. at Newfane. Nathaniel. 1769). M. . Henry L. ni. March 19. b. 16. Hannah. Mary (b. 1758 . 1772. 1819.. 20. May m. 1791 . b. 3. b. June 24. 1797 1796. 31. in Bernardston. 8. 1754. 1801. 1850). Apr. 1859. Fosgate of AVebster. Oct. Feb. Feb. 1799 m. Surah. Rachel. . Aug. June 25. Gainesville. b. b. 1804. Aug. 23. b. 1842. Samuel^). 1780. 17. Oct. 4. danglitor of . in Bernardston. 18. 23. Sally. Elisha. Asenath. m. 8. 23. d. Esther.


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1837. July 7. m. 1853 m. Sept. Clark B. m. Calvin E. Jan. 23. d. Aldrich from Westmoreland. 1858.. Elizabeth. m. 1850) . 3.SamueP).GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 1808. daughter of Willard Gay.'^ Samuel^) 10. b. Feb. 1845. d. Calvin E. Pottle of Boston. Mass. 26. .. 1793. 1831. 17. 1795. William. Emeline Walker. 373 Gaius^ Hills {Ebenezer. m. Chesterfield. b. o^ {Jolin. Albert. m. 1826. (b. Fred M. George Harvey. May 1. b. 21. . William B. Mary E. 1850 m. George A. 1804. July 13. 1855. 1792 d. 2. b. 1815) 1802. 1804. Worcester. Feb. 21. b. daughter of Samuel Hill. : . Sarah B.b. Hiram G. 3. 1788. b. in Canada. 1874. June 2. Mary J. b. 1841 d. SiLAs^ Hills (3foses.^ 3. Children Charles Bradlej^ b. b. Nancy P. b.^ Samuel.^ Nathaniel. 12. Sept. 21. Sherman. Elkanah. Mass. July 6. 1862. b. Mary Bates of Mendon. HOLBROOK. b. Elizabeth. (b. 30. 1767 . Children Jan. in 1774. June 1. .'^ Samuel^). 1828. Miss Washburn of Peterboro' d. March Samuel'' Hills {Samuel. 1846.. . Anna G. Jan. b.^ Samuel. Nov.. 1838. Children Samuel. June 18. May 30. 1846. 1843 . Isaac B. Jan. 6. Aug. he d. Clarissa. Dec. b. (Elijah.^ Eliphalel'^ of BellingJiavi. Feb. E. m. Charles M. Elijah'' Hills (Moses.^ Samuel^).. 10. b. 1837.. 3. b. Mass. Eliza. 1848. May Jemima Darling Nov. Sept. b. Aug. 1883). d.. Frederick. m. April : Child Gay Samuel. July 19. b. Phiuelias Gay. 1815 d. 1800.^ Samuel^). b. (b. 16. May 16. 1836. Feb. .. Priscilla Children: Luther. Julia.. . John'* Hills (Samuel. ^ b.. 11. 1878. Nov.^ George Harvey^ Hills : ' > b. Feb. of Winchester d. April 19. 15. 1762 m. . 1. 1789 : b. Henry. 10. b.. 1882..^ KathanieU'^ Samuel^). May Children: Isaac A. June 1801 . . d. 1773. Petee'^ Holbrook (Eh'pJialet.. March 22. b.^ Samuel^) July 6. in 1875. in Bellingliam. b. in 1832. June 6. Farr. 2. b. . . Thomas^ settled in Weymouth about 1635). m.'^ 3foses. h. Thomas^ of Braintree. May 9. : Francis. Children George. Charles R. May 31. 2nd. m.. Stella. 1828. Apr. 1833.° Hills 11. Samnel^^ Nathaniel. b..^ Peter of Mendon. 5.

who d. Mary. April 11. Mass. daughter of Clark Bates Holbrook lie d.^ Eliplmlet. Alzina.Thom1776 d. Daniel Starkcy of Tro}'.374 HISTORY OF SWANZEr. . b. 1819.. b. Thayer Thompson. 27. 1837. 7. 1868) of . li. Taft..' b. b. b. Carlton..^ ElipJialet. 1828 b. 1st. Jan. March 26. Thomas^). May 26. July 29. 14. May 12.^ EUpJialet. m. 27. 1849. 1800. N. Sept. Mendon. 1765 m. m. Vt. ra. March 9. m.. 13. 15.^ ElipJialet. d. Peter Holbrook. Isaac W. 1793. 20.^ Holbrook b. (Seth. 18. Cyrus Foote. 25. Lovilla R. 1788. Lyman. daugliter of Joel Mellen Thomas^). b."^ Mkllen Peter ^ R. Nov. William Seth'5 as'^). b. March 15. Aug. Mary Aug. 1797. 1807.^ Peter.. 1833. 31. widow of Josepli Wood1855). 1823). 5. in Fitzwilliam. George W.^ Holbrook b. May Emily Jan. 1803. b. he d."^ Peter. A. Thomas^). 1872.. Peter. James Whittaker of New York State. ra. 1818. Chiron. Apr. 1823 Chiron'Holbrook. who Children : d. m. 1819. 1819. b. m.^ Eliphalet. b. Nathaniel B.^ Eliplialet. 11. . Aug. April 11.. Aug. 26.'^ Peter.. Clark Bates. Chiron''' as. 2G. daughter of Thomas Applin. a sister of Mrs. Oct. 1804 d. Diana Wade. Feb. 12. . 12. 1835. 18. Oct. 1S54.^ . Nancy IM.^ Thomas^).^ Holbrook {Peter.. Apr. ni. 8. Oct. ^ra. Harvey M. 23. Betsey Maria. . 12. 19. 1879. 22. Children: Elkanah. Mary A. Abigail (b. Henry. ^ Eliphalet. 1809. 1807..8 Holbrook {Clark Peter.. Fisher of Fitzwilliam."^ Peter. Olive b. Y.'^ Eliphalet. Dec. 11. . 21. Elkanah''' as. 7. m. Priscilla. m. 1794. b.^ 1st. 2nd. b. b. (h. 1876.^ Ehphalet. Thomas. Mellen Robert. B. in Apr. 1844.^ Peter. . 1857..July 30. Polly (b. Fel). h. Sept. Chelsea. m. Aug. W. b. Children: Lucretia. 18J5 d.^ Eliphalet. 1846. d. 1799 Olive. E. 1834. 1857. Ai)r. Thomas. Holbrook (ElipJialet. 1817. April 7. 22. . Smith of Volney. Aug. m. Hannah Bates (b. 1837). : 1803. Helon' Holbrook ^ (Peter. May 30. Apr. m.. Feb. 1870. 1. m. b. May 2. Aug. July 19. d. 1830. b. Nov. b. 2nd. Charles.^ Thom- Bellingham. Dec 11. Thomas. Feb. July 28.^ Eliphcdet.'^ d. B. Gooduovv. Sophia.^ Thom- Thomas^). in (Peter. 1821. 1812. Helon. . 1794. settled in Swanzey in 1800 d. m. . in Clark as. Aug. 24. 1827. ward of Marlborough. d. 1837 . Jan. . Feb. 1812. Children Lucretia.^ Tliom- April 11. Sail}'. b. Woodward.

^ Thomas.s Holbrook {Clark B.'^ Pet1. California. Children Ellen Maria. Mary L. 12. 1841.).. June he d. Newcomb of Roxbury. in Swanzey. Sarah M..^ Thomas^).. N. widow of Josiah Prime (d. m. b.'' Peter. Jan. Lang. 2nd.. .. 1780. S. b. Junel3. 18. Eber. May 15. John. 22. . John. Nov. John^ of Uxbridge.. Hurd of Sacramento. May 23. Mary 6.^ John. May 23.. 2. 1819). Fred C. 1889. 1866. Aug. Thayer. 1802.^ Holbrook {Elkanah. in Weymouth. Phillips of Keene. 375 d. Mass.Sally (1). 1862. b. b. Jan. March 31.^ of . 29. : . 1778. 1797. April 8. Parker of SpringQeld. ^ EUphalet. b. b. John^ of Weymouth. m. 1802.'' Peter.^ John."^ John. d. Peter R. er. Susan Maria. he June 1881. Charles^ Holbrook {Clark B. daughter of Daniel Hill.. 1844. 1818 ra.'' b. May { John. Nov.^ TJiomas^). Mar}' Hurd. 14. d. d. Susan M. daughter of Levin Aldrich of Richmond. Nov. May 23. Ida L. ni. July 27. b. of Mendon. 1875. b. 1849. 1842 m. 1778. June 15. Dec. Mass. Mil}' 8. Charles John H. b.^ Eliphalet.. daugh- ^ John. Mercy (b. 1834. 1856).'' Peter. m.'^ Peter.. Lobdell of Poughkeepsie. John.^ John. Susan L. borough. Mass. Rhoda Thaj-er. Rhoda. March Aaron. . Isaac W. who 1863. Catharine or Cata. March 8. Mass. Children Henry Morgan. . 24. ^ Lyman^ Holbrook {Clark Ehphalet. June. 1. .'^ PetThomas. 1800. Olive Mellen.^ . Jan. he d. 2. 1st. Mass. Oct. Joshua. Aug. John^ came to Weymouth 1640).. B. .. 1817). b. Clark B. 1804: d. b.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Children: Moses. in Marl(b. July.^ TJiomas^). Peter. 1821 m. h. 1847 m. 3.. Mary C. John^). daughter of M. April 18. Y. iJfass.^ Eliphalet. Morandy (b. EzRA^ Holbrook {John. of Mendon.. JoHN^ Holbrook {John'^ of UxhrUlge. Apr. George G. b. m. "^ JoHN^ Holbrook ^ '^ . July 27. EUplmlet. b. 1864. 1806. George Brown of Richmond. in Uxbridge. he d. b.^ EUpJialet. 10. ^ er. . Dec. Ezra. 23. 1830 m. 1747 came to Swanzey about 1796 m. d. : All born in California. daughter of Luke Harris of Troy. 1798. in 1861. b.^ EUphalet. 1855. 31. 1857) 1817. Roxbury.^ Eh phalet. .m. 1878. '^ Thomas. 1853. 1782 ter of Joshua Prime.'^ Peter.^ Thomas^). 1827).^ TJiomas. Oct. J.

James Olcott. Am}' (d. he d. 8.. about 1801 d. Children: Malinda Jane. d. m. daughter of Richard Crossett he d. 25. 1860. July 12. m. Dec. d. b. David brook. unnamed. Sept. m. Children: Malinda. Infant. Caroline (d. 15. daughter of Josiah Prime.^ John. b. 2. Chloe P. 11. John''' 22. Lydia. Lucina. Sally Lawrence of Win. daughter of Samuel HolShe m. 5. June 3. Mercy H. Polly (b. 2G. 11. 1831. 11.^ Jolin? JoJin^) b. daughter Joseph. m. 1806. about David R. . Nov. Peter'* Holbrook {Peter^. 17. 1784. July ra.''' Holbrook . 17. April 14. 1785. Feb.^ John. d. Children: Olive. m. 1814. . b.. 18. b. Dec. 1804. Randall Bolles. 15. Frances V.^ Jolin. Jan. b.. Dec. Amy Read. Joanna (b. Children: Infant. b.376 7. 16. Nov.^ John^'^ John. Peter. 3. Nov. Nathan Cheney of Orange. b. about in Uxbridge. D. b. m. 1852. 5. Abigail. Aug. . Avho b. . m. Hiram Bolles. Mary. in Swauzey. Doc. Nichols of Keene d. 1797. 2nd. Peter. 1785 Thayer^ Holbkook {John. June 13. of I^lisha Whitcomb. 1819. M. James Olcott. m. March 24. 8. Oet. Daniel II. 25. Rhoda.John^). 1880). 1815.^ John. July 8. b. m. .. 180G. 1818 Holbrook {John. Susan Ann. m. 1806 Sept. b. b. 1851).^ Jolin. d. Ivory Snow. Apr. . Rachel. Aug. 16. 1859. 1816 m. Cliloe. 1807. SamueU). Lydia Flanders of Ilopkinton where he now lives. Jan. 1838. b. Aug. John ra. John. 1818. Samuel^ Holbrook . 9. Oct. . Feb. Jonas Whitcomb. Nov.^ JoJin^). Samuel^).^ John. d. b. m. 1740. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. m. Eunice. 1816 . 1809 m. 1799 m. m. Samuel^). 1837. 5. chester. Apr. (Peter^.. Carlostine BlaUe of Weare. Daniel II. 9. 1884. 19. 1848). 1811 . b. m. May 6. Mary. IMass. b. 1807. Abida... b. Jan. d. July 22. 1825. m. d. 19. Samuel. m. (John. 1849. Feb. b. Jan. m. . Dec. 10. Thomas Prime. . m. 1834. Nathan Ballon. b.. Joseph. Mass.^ Jolm. ui. there 1890. Henry. and d. 1844. in Pennsylvania. m. 15. : Petek^ Holbrook {Peter^. young. b. daughter of David Read. Children Stephen. 1881. 1832. 1821 Ebenezer Sept. dia Peter^ Holbrook (Samuel^ of Uxhndge. Aug. Children Ellen S. b. March 20. 1849. Flanders of Weare. Elisha Hutehins of Winchester. Mass. James Pierce. d. in Wisconsin. Peter-. . b. in 1814. 1811. 18. 1811).'^ John. m. 1849.). 20. Nathan Hix. d. Joanna Taft. Ballon. Sophia. Lucina Cook. June 22. Oct. : J. 1849. Lyd. Polly Crossett. 1807. Sept. Henry. 29.

Samuel^). 9. 377 R. Feb. b. 1819 m. Nov. Aug. Jan. Nov. 1884. Apr. 17. Oct. 1845. b. Sept.^ Peter. Y. 12. in Peterborough. Edward. Jan. in Peterborough. ough. Maria P.. 1872. d. Charles H. b. ^ SamneU). d. b. 1811 m. Maria m. b. 1863). Nov. John A. 22. b.. 4. Dec. Adeline T. Tammy Todd. m. 1834. Lucy Jane (b. 1858. Olive Hoi. 2d. May 17. 1879). Herbert H. b. 31. .. b. Sept. Apr. Joanna. in 1793. Oct.. d. 1855 d.^ Peter. b. 1821 20. P. Children: Samuel. 6. Samuel^ Holbrook (Jonathan^). Abijah Whitcomb. David Perry . 23. 22. 1849. Elizabeth. . b. 1. Mass. 1788. 1819.1827. Joanna. 1825. 1856. 1851. m. b.brook {Pet(r. Jan.. March 28. Nanc}' L. 3rd. m. : . Harriet A. Aug. Aug. 1797.. Everett S. 1st. 1799 d. 1828 1832. Child: Emily. Fannie Abbie. b. 1784. Simeon H. daughter of he d. Jan.. Stephen Faulkner. 1824. Charles D.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. m 2d. . Nov. Aug. 1838. 1853. 1873. 1846 d. in Winchester. Jonathan^ Holbrook (Jonathan^). Jan. June 29. 9. March 8. N. m. in Uxbridge. 30. 14. Hannah Simeon Howes 1809. Aug. Sept. Dec. in Uxbridge. 1816. 2nd. Jan. George. 27. mon Emilyette. ^ Samuel. 9. of Charlemont. b. James W.. m. Jonathan. 9. ^ SamueV-). Jonathan^ Holbrook. there in 1796. July 10. 12. Children Benson. 1843 m. Emily. Fannie D.. daughter of John A. Leonard W. Chloe. h. June 8. m. b."* . : . . Arvilla. b. Children Jotham W. b. b. 1843. 1843 April. 4th. 2. b. . 1870). 1829 m. 6. 1813. Feb. French of Peterbor. daughter of James Snow of Winchester. .. b. 1821).^ Jonathan^). 18. 28. 1797. Chloe Ann. May 16. d. Julia M. Nov. 1823 d. : . b. 1809. . Hamblet. Sept.. Sept. Abigail Benson. m. settled in Swanzey m. June 8. b.. b. 29. 29. 2. Henry Holbrook.. 1. m. Child by Tammy John. Aaron S. Nov. 1831. 19. Mar. Henry.^ Holbrook {Henry.. Aug. 25. b. . city. Apr. 28. June 8. 4. d. Taggart of Waukon. Peter Holbrook. 1784. Henry^ Holbrook (Samuel. 1849. 1826. Sept. Children Emily Eldora. b. (b. April 19. May 1819. la. ni. May 24. b. Feb.. 1855. Marshal Rixfoi'd. .. 1st. 1. (b. 5. George Bruce of Peterborough. 1813. b. 1841. 8. Children: Charles H. 17. Roxey (b. b. m. 1837. 17. b. Aug. March 29. 2.^ Peter. 11. b. daughter of Samuel Holbrook. Daof Cochituate. Edward^ Holbrook {Samuel. : . daughter of Jotliam Whitcomb he d. daughter of James Atkinson. m. 1818. .

Aug. P^tta Emily. child d. Manson Fowler. 4.. b. 1845. b. 1857 m.. d. Nov. Mary L. 1880. IIenry^ Holbrook (Samuel. 27.. Children Jonas S. March 11. 2nd. 1879. 1884. daughter of Jonathan Mill of Winchester. Dec. 1872. 1857. m. Dec. E. b.. b... 1832. She ni. 1818..3 HoLBROOK {Samuel. Apr. Elizabeth.3 IIolbrook 1844. Susie P. Fred E. b. 1870. 10. daughter of Randall Bolles. 20. Eliza D. Dec. . 1874. b. 9. B. Sept. Sanford Samuel.. (Samuel. Dec. /Samuel. 1873. ra. . 1854. W. b. 26. (b. July : .. Jan.^ Jonathan^). m. Fred H. Jan. Sept. Permelia (b. 27. I\Iay 17. May 27. 22.^ Holbrook {Everett S.. Oct. 1886.Jonathan^). b. b.. b. Dec. Louis M.'^ Jonathan^). Arthur Davison.la Ann.. 1887.Jonathan^). 1885.. Oct. daughter of George Winslow of Dana. Nov. Child: Samuel Everett. George E. 1878. m. b. 2nd. b. 15.."^ Samuel. F. April Frank 1845 . Abijah'* 1844. b. . 26. 1857. Helen E. 1878. Nov. 1881. b. (b. 1881. 23. May Elhridge L.. Cliildren: Alma Etta. Edna F.^ IIolbrook (Samuel. b.. Cliildrcn : Frank F. 30. Sept. Dec. Children: Frank B. 1837). 1857. Watkins of Winchester. daughter of Artenias Richardson of Keene ni.. Abi. 7. 1846. 5. daughter of Aaron Ballon of Richmond. 1875. May 22. 25. daiigliter of Al)ijali Wliilcomb. 1850. b. Elmer Simonds. Christie B. Aug. 25.. May 23. 1889. 29. 1844. Dec. b. 28. Charles F. 1870. 19.^ Jonathan^) b. Two infants d. 1883. Jan. b. Nov. m. b.^ Holbrook {Henry. ra. Aug. A Everett S.. b. Nov. 6. b. Samuel Eliza. 1854. 2. Bertha S. b.. 1872. 6. b. Aug. Sept. b. p:mily . 12. b. b.^ Jonathan^). b.. 8. 16. Herbert p:dilh J. Sept. he d. 17. Alice L.. ^ Jul}' 5. b. Apr.^ Samuel. 21. . lie d. Bertha L. 21. Oct. 11. 1877. 6. b.. May Jennie M. m. 1879. . Walter Perry. Ward. b. : Children {Leonard TF. 23. P:. Dec. Emery.. Russell B. 1856 d. Fanny P2.378 HISTORY OF SWAKZEY... April 19. 1861 m. 1864. Apr. 1875. 1818). May 22. 1872. b. b. 12.. Children: Abijali W. 1st. m. 19. Dec.'^ Jonathan^). . Sept. widow of Charles Dwinell of Alstead. Pidward Mary J. young. 1880. 29. 1865 m. Sarah A. 1824. 17. Louisa. 1863.. b. SniEON H. 1859. Sept. Mass. George^W. 1872. Hall. May 28. m. Leonard W. 29. 11. reside in Keone. b. Jan May 1 1. d. 1856. b. 1816 Jan. 1857). Holbrook Lee. b.. 1833. 17.. 11.

1808. March 5. Henry A. Nov.. 9. May 3. 1808. ra. 2... 26. 19. Flora Amasa S.1809. Apr. b. 24.. b. b. 1881. h. 1. Holbrook 4. ra. Rogers. Aug. 8. of Moses daughter . b. 1797 m. (b. I. 1844. d. March 20.. Charles C. m. . 22. Dec. Lorenzo Virgil A. b. 1857. 18. 1855 Aug.. daughter of Benjamin Temple. Jan. Edward : B. Aug. Oct. . m. Horace T.). 1859. . July 5. L. 1809. d. 1795.Holbrook {Daniel^ of Keene). 27. 16.. Jan. Aug. d.. 14.^ Samuel.. 1804. Oct. 1791 . Sept.. 17. L. 1864). b. Dec. 1843. Jan. Aug. Sept. at Gloucester. 4. 13. Ozro H. James Harris of Biirrillville. b. 1883. 22. Benjamin Kelton of Richmond. Virgil A. May David"^ . Feb. b. "SV. 12. d.. Rhoda. b. m. Sarah B. Dec. Feb.^ Michael^).. . daughter of Araasa S. 18. Olive 19. b. 17. 6. Dec. b. Ira Aldrich of Richmond . July 14. Royal Flint. March 4. Oct. he d. Sept. b. 1884). in the state of New York. 9. 1883 d. b. Apr. b. 1849. b. Sept. Pratt. 379 JonatJian^). at Uxbridge. d. 1824. March 27. 13. 14. 1877. Ozro H... 24. 1813. at . 1793. R. Feb. b. d. Lillean Brilton of Keene.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Henry D. Electa E. 1847. Uxbridge. 9. b.. b. d. Adella J. b. 1841 . b. Mary. 1853 d. May 13. . Aug. 1863. Slade d. Sarah (b. " . Dorr R b. b. 1866 d. March 29. 12. 1877. b. 1845. m. 1817 R. T. Elmy E. Nov. . 1853.. Sept. Frank D. 1. Sept. /. b..^ Michael^).. . 1850). Apr. 1887). 1881.^ Holbrook {Lorenzo B. b. 1807. Oct.^ David. I. 1860 . 9. ^Arthur M. m. in Richmond.. - b. 1839. 1862. March . 1770.. 21.. Joseph Randall of Richmond d. David A. 7. 1860. {MichaeV. Wellington.of Smithfield.. Ernest E. Anna . 2. 2. 16. Oct. d.^ Holbrook {David. 1857. Levi W. Betsey R. danghter of Allen Read.. 1842. Oct. m. Aurilla T. 27. 1765 1786. b. 24.. . 1838. Children Royden E. Jan. Children: Ann A. Sept. R. R. 23. m. m. 1863.. 26. Feb. June 17. b. . Ciiildren: Walter S. b. b..^ Dec. I. George ^ B. 1848 d. Apr. MiLLiNs.. d.. m. 1853.^ 3fichaeP). Lorenzo R. at East Saginaw. Nov. Dec. June 21. Feb. 1834. 1846. . Thompson he d. 1856.^ Holbrook {Simeon H. 1835. July 16. David Aldrich. 9.. 14. I. 1869. 1862. b. 1816. Mass. Mich. 1847.. . daughter of Noah Arnold of Gloucester.. Fanny M. Oct. 28. 1887. 19. Lorenzo R. (b. b. 1852. Oct. Apr. 1813 ra. 13. 6. m. Laura (b. Ozro R. Jan. 13. Children: Hattie E. 4. May 5. m. Rowena T. Jan. 1883. he d.^ Holbrook {David. R. b.. Nov. 1850.

daughter of John Chamberhun.. 1800 m. b. daughter of Smiley. Alvin A^. 1824. b. Mr. 1834 m. Aug.. . d. Nov. Aug. . 1. b. Mass. May 5. d. June 19. 1833. b.. 3 IIolbrook Jan.. Jan. Children Charles A. Aug. . Ma}' 2. 13. Elizabeth (b. 1802). 1S22. 1864. Aug. Dianm. Long. 4.. 1813). 1807 . b. Amos. . Oct. d. David Allen Pratt. 20. Nathaniel Kingsbur}' of Ja- maica. Forbush of Westborough. Sarah P^lizad.. Oct. 1883. 1842. . He d. 1SG8. Lu- 1869. b. 1827. Jennie M. . 1872. : . 1836. Nye of Roxbury he d. p:ilen Victoria. 1870. b. Forbes of Cambridge. 1804 . 17. James Hosley m. Joseph J. Abigail Carpenter. Aug. 1816. and Mrs. 1840 . Feb. July 29. W. ni. Lydia ter of (b. 14. HOLDEN.. Smith (b. New Bedford. b. b.. Robert^ Hovey {Richard} of Peterborough) Dec. 1836. 1833. Jan. 1824. 1838 . March 17. Aug. b. 1822. 1858. Theodore. Children Lucinda Melissa. They came from Bernardston. 17. 29. ni. m. David Hosley had John. Oct. J. 1836 m.b. Russeil O. d. May 22. Nancy S. 9. 1844 m.. h. AVilliani Tabor of .IIolman {Charles^ of 3farlborovgh) b. Mass. 31. Oct. Salli' b. HOSLEY. Frances L. Vt. Francis Alonzo. 1836. vid Page. . 1842 . Curtis E. 1864. cretia Alvin^ IIolman {Charles^ of 3Iarlhorough) ^h. d. b. his wife became members of 1.^ of Putney..380 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 22. March 9. daughter of Da. d. hovey. July 31. in Winchester. 1889. Hosley m. 31. Oct. 17. Aug. Henry Hosley ra. June 14. 1831 : . June 19. HOUGHTON. Abijah Sawyer. 6. Franklin. 1839. 2. 1839. 18-16). Dec. HOLMAN. 11. beth. she d. March 11. 1864. twin to Esther E. b. 1798 1. Vt. Dec.. Ma}. b. b. E. 1812 Nov. Aug. 1838. b. 31. Clark H. 20.17. 11. B. Henry D. Mass. 27. thy H. 7. George W. (MilUns. Samuel Holden and Rhoda Holden the Baptist church 1810.'). Esther E. Aug. of New York State. Apr. Oct. 1881) daugh. . 16. 1. Apr. Almira (b. Oct. m. 11. June 22.Houghton ( Ho^ighton. March .. 6. Mass. Jan. d. 17. m.^ Daniel^). 1814.



1866. . 13.. Benjamin^ May Howard of Mendon. 16. Aug. Aug. 1785 d. Dec. . Sept. March 3. Ruth Clem1846 d. Verry (d. 1853). 1847. 26 . 3. entine. 1825. Thomas W. Nov. 1825. 24. 1866. widow Nancy M. b. 7. 22.1866. 16. May 30. Child Blanche E. b. George H. George W. July 21. Emma Jenette Hovey.. 1873). April 15. 21. Capron m.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 4. of Robert Hovey. 2nd. 24. Mass. Jan. Apr. d. d. Jan. 1872. 2nd.. from Winchester to this town Sept. 381 June 16. Taylor of Richmond. in 1839 d. 18. of Milford. Jan. 1848. 1878. Children: Thomas W. 16. 1837. . . b. son of Tryphena. 1860. . removed to Westmoreland and thence d. 1866. Ruth Clementine Hovet. d.. Elijah b.. Mass. 1852. 1809. 4. Mass. 1850. 1844. 1807 ra.. May to Swanzey early in 1800. 27. Helen S. Sept. 1812 17. Harriet Asenath. 1. Flora. daughter in. . Parmelia. Herbert. 1857. 1809 m.) d. b. 1844. d. m. 20. Ahaz Howard. Francis Alonzo^ Hovey {Robert^^ Ricliard}). Thomas (b. b. 1st.h. 1867. 6. Willard I. 10. Apr. d. Nov. of Jacob daujihtev D Everett A. 6. b.. Ida I. 1888. Oct. Hart of Keene. . Nov. . Feb. : HOWARD. b. 27. 1863). b» April 21. Aug. Apr. Matthews. 1854. Nov. b. Miss Hart. 23. d. 1836 m. 1880. b. daughter of Jonathan W. ra. Oct. b. Amos Richardson of Ke^ne. 31. Handy. 1848. 1868. 1849 d. b. Jan. 1862 d. She m. 31. Frank E. in. Elizabeth Thayer and reared a family of six or seven children of whom Tryphena. daughter of Joseph Hammond . 10. .2 Howard {Almz^). m. 1868). Everett A. . Tryphena (mother of Moses) 1823. 9. . in 1782. June 4.Deborah ^ Nancy and Moses. 8. Apr. b. m. b. Feb. b. Emma Jenette. 28. d. Sylvaiider. d. Mary (b. . Joseph Hill. Oct. 1887. Howard came . 4. Lucretia. b. d. 1879. d. aged 83 yrs. Lucina. daughter of John H. 1872 . Wiswall of Sharon. 18. Nov. Jan. Oct.. May 13. Dec.^ Howard (Ahaz^). Mass. wall (b. in Apr. 10.. b. Oct. 1817 m. Deborah. 28. 1841. aged 81 years. 1864. 19. Oct. b. March 3. (b. Children: Frank Edrick. in Dorchester. 1854 m. Aug. daughter of Robert Hove)'. Apr. 1853. b. Nov. Parraelia Wis. 22. Aug. Fernando Smiley. 25. 21. . . 1825 .

1829 : . 1850). Emma. at Niagara Falls. 1856. . Julia C. bapt. Nov. Eaton of Winchester. 1833). 1776. (TnjpJiena. July 21.s. April 16. 27. where they reside. b. Aug. 15. Patience. Samuel E. Aug. 1853. Doolittle. 1834. Aug. m. Oct. 1st.. 13. 10. resides in Keene. m. of West- Dexter Howard. 1807). Jan. 1883. Guild. Jan..^ Tryphena.. 21. Charles H. W. 1837 May . m.^ Benjamin^). 16. Daniel C. 27.^ Howard 1834. Aug. Aug. b. May 3. 29.. Nov. 20. daughter of Jonathan Jackson hed. b. July Oscar J. Oct. Julius F. Hiram M. July 27.'^ 1856 . 7. 1880. 5. 1859.~ Benjamin^). George T. Apr. 20 24.. bapt. Julius 1848 . April 29. Oct. Helen W. : Theodore Howe and Lydia. Luella F. Cyrus G. 1842. 25. May 27. 27. Juno 19. Menclon). d. F. 1786. b.. 1862. his wife.. Mary E.^ Howard {Charles b. 1826. 1846 . b.. b. Maria (b. .^ Trj/phena. Child John 0. 1848 resides in Ashuelot. 12. 1864) of AVinchester m. b.\ . 1780. 1858. 1885..^ Howard {Amos^ of Reene)^ moreland. daughter of Daniel Buss. 1839. b.^ Benjamin^) ^h. daughter of G. (b. daughter of John HOWE. Apr. April 16.. 6. Child Helen M. ni. 1857. . Emily F. Chapin of Ashuelot. Emeline. 11. Lucius C.^ Tryphena. 15. April 16. 3. 31. bapt. 1847. 11. 1832. May 10. 25. Oscar .. b. daiighlerof Tristan Aldricli. 1870. 22. 2nd. daughter of John W. 18. m. had Rhoda. Oct.'^ Benjamin^) m. and d.** Howard (J/oses. : Charles H. 1872. bapt. 21. Nov. (J/oses. Leonard Taft of Mendon.. Nov.se. . Eunice.3 Daniel C. : Hunt (d.. 1. 1876. Read m. Aug. J. b. b. Sept.. Starkey of Keene resides in Keene. 24. m. ^ John O.^ Howard b.Benjamin^ of Mendon')^ 1832.. Carrie (b.382 MosES^ HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Nov. 1839 . Apr.May Tr]/phena. He d. daughter of Tryphena. 2nd. b. 1790. bapt. d.'^ Moses. 10. (3/o. She m. Dec. bapt.. Children Louisa M. 1827 d.. 1832.. m. Luther.^ dangJder of Benjamin Iloivard^ of Dec. 178410. JI. 1778. Calvin. Mass. March 1782. b. 1853. Elena M. Oct. Nov. Howard Feb. April 2. Mehitable. b."* Howard {Moses.

1813 m. Aug.2. b. b.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. Aug. had : Roderick A. daughter 10. Brighani. 21. m. : . about 1790 m. 1778. 1781. bapt. 1807. Leonard in Simeon^ Howes. . Apr. Oct. b. March 3. Two infants. He d. b. 27. Ella Eraeline. Mass. 6. b. his brother Luther). 3. 1812. . 12.'Jan. 1788 b. b. 26. widow of 1855). 10. b. 1783. 1770.)..Enieline ¥. George W. 1785). Dolby. d. 1785. LA'dia (b. had Isaac. Sept. Jan. Sept. March 1841. 383 of Joshua Graves. 1849. 23.. d. 1861). b. 1775. b. Children: Susan Day. 1808. Albert N. Luther. July Tabitha Howe and Ezekiel Newton were ni. 8. NichDavid. Joshua. SiLAS^ Howes {Simeon^)^ b. daughter of Emery . 14. Ma}. Vt. 10. ChUdren: Charles. 1748. Dec. . 1822. June 28. Dec. 1831. 1790. olas. Nov.^ Howe {Dudley'^ of Londonderry^ Vt. Sarah (b. b. George W. 1784. Enoch^ Hoaves Oct.. (NicJioIas-. m. Dec. Swanzey. b. Children 1778 d. 16. 1860). daughter of John Grimes. 10. May 8. Jan. Henry. b. 1826 m. Fred A. Lyman N. May 31. Ann. in Silas. 6. Melenda. Feb. Enoch. 22. 19. (twins). Polly. 28. Feb. Oct. 1830). 19. 9. 29. . Londonderry. Uriah Hoave and Martha. 1813. 18. Yarmouth. b. 1st. 6. b. Jerusha. Jan. ster. 27. were m. daughter Nancy (b. 1855. Dec. b. b. 1839. May 11. 20. Henry and Huldah. 1889. m. m. 15. He d. d. Luther. 18. Nov. Howe and Lucy. Dec. Aug. Eliakini. . Boyce of Keene. Barzillai. 12. b. d. bapt. March. 1827. 1866. 28. Children : Albert Web- Aug. 1787. Simeon^). Hannah. May 9. 1785. his wife. b. 0. Apr. his wife. 1781. 1864.. J. Samuel Holbrook. 1785 m. 1854. Charles. 1788. 1779. 10. hoaves. 1826. b. 22. 1834.. bapt. Edward and Enoch . Oct. Jan. Sept. 1776. Huldah 1776. b. 1843. 31. (b. b. b. March . 3. 1839. 1784. Oct. 1789.Howes {Simeon^). Antipas Hovte and Joanna. Lydia (the daughter of John Grimes (d. daughter of Beriah Day. 1835. d. March 17.Howes {Simeon^). (b. Moses Worcester. b. b. 1750. He d. I860'.1832). Dec. m. b. Jan.. Aug. Nicholas. 15. Aug.

Oct. 1851.^ Simeon^) b. daughter of Abram Diaper. 8. Guy. Children: Grace Martha. Dec. b. 16. 5. 1877. m. (b. 1879. b. d. . William. 1861). 1881. Polly Sophrona daughter of Laban Starkey he d. April 7.384 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Charles 10. May 2. Manning. 6. Clarissa (b. b. m. 7. Sept. 25. >Oakman.. 1854. Sept. 14. Sept.. 21. b. Cummings. 1821 of John H. June 17. Dec. 7.^ Nicholas. b. July 13. b. m. April 14. Clara A. 1790). 16.^ Simeon^). b. 1st. Jan. 1867. Children Ann E. Polly Polly.. Nov. Dec. 1809. Polly (b. Aug. Sept."* m. Nov. b. Feb. July 24. Esther d.). Charles Lyman. Feb. b. 1863 Clara. 13.. b. 2nd. 1862. 3. 1854. 1884. HattieS. 1873. 1809). 1788. Ada Cummings (b. daughter of William G. 1817. b. Jonas Hunt. {Nicholas^. Feb. Sept. 13. Children: daughter of B. 29. 1848 m. m. d. Willie Aldis. Apr. 1817. d. 13.. 1849. 1822. Howes HUNT. 18G1. L. 1827 . : Jan... Children Caroline Starkey. . .^ Nicholas^. June 8. Charles Lyman. Carrie N. 20. Howard Richardson. young. 1853). Children: Harry Enoch. March 10. Howes {Lyman N. 22. 1882. 1815 (b. James T. Elvira. 1828). 17. 22. . 1845. Aug. of John Cummings: m. m.Hunt (William'^ of Uxbrklge. July 23. Abbie A. m.'* 12. 2nd. Lyon of : daugliter of John (b. 28. b. 1862. Oct. b. July 9. Ilattie S. 26. Thomas J. 1837. Aug. Applin m. June 20. Etta Nov. 1868.. 3. March 27. 1847. (d. Jan. Henry Cummings. daughter of Orren F.. Aug. b. 21. Ethel Oakman. b. 1864. b. b. 1869. Children : May . 1832). 1883. daughter 1846. 20. Higgins. Mila. Chiklren: Charles Edward. Apr. Simeon^).. b. Mass. 2. June (Enoch. 1811. b. 10. Jan. 3. 1826. (b. Eliza. Apr. . 1889).3 Howes 10. b. b. d. Dec. 5. b. 2nd.^ Nicholas. 1st. 1876. he d. Walter Eames. prior to 1793. Sept. 1886. June 10. 1778 .1821. July 18. HenryC. . Apr. d. Lyman N. b. 24. Apr.Simeon^). . 1848). William Hunt and his son Manning came to Swanzey from Ux- bridge. 3.^ Howes (Lyman iV. Dec. 1881. 1876. 1848. 1857. Eames. 3. Nov. 14. d. 3fass. h..

June 22. John F. Fred . 20. May 3.. Charles G. 1881. William^). 1852. b. Apr.^1884. 1848. /. Caroline S. Czarina William^). Topsham. Corey of Marlborough. 385 Rutland. July 1. Mabel L. 20. 1831. 1886. ra. 1835). 1885. April 6. b. Huntly (John T. 1810) 14. he d. ra. Lemuel O. 3. b. 7. d.. b. 1870. 13. 1878. Jan. b. Har1835. ra.. in : b. b. 21... b. 10. 1. in Bath ra. Vt. (b.^ March 30. R. C. 1831. April 10. Lloyd C. Bert S. b. b.^ Inman (Isaiah. 1. 5. 1872. 1835. Lemuel 0. Children: Lillian M. Ruth L. b. in Keene.. March 9. March 29.. b. 10. in Marlow. Perry.^ Hunt {Chapin^ of Bath). 28. his wife Sarah came from Merrimac in 1883 . JVilliavi^). 1861. Jan.^ Hunt {Manning^^ William}). 5.. Oct. b. Thomas J. Julia A. 1861. 27. b.. b. 1837. 1868. b. INMAN. 13. Charles G. Apr. a of Jairus Children: 5. 31. b. G. 1868. Sept. Sept. ra. Jan. 1866.^). 21. Homer G. Jan. July 2. b. Dec. Jan. 1878. 1855. 25. Francis Alonzo. daughter (b. G. Eugene .^ Hunt {Manning. m.. Elwyn J. 1864. b. m. 1857. Jonathan G. Aug. Phebe E. 21. John T. daughter of David Hill. Nov. May May 10. b. 1838. Fred. (b. 1804.. Lyon of Rutland.. 1854.^ Hunt {Manning. 26. Feb. Oct. Huntly. b. 1854). m.^ 26. b.. 1844) Eva S. b. Kilborn (d. 22. dren Jonathan G. 14.). 1846. Feb.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Inez V. Lovilla(b. 1851. 1835. May 14. 1884. daughter of Otis Whitcorab. b. Jennie A. June 25. 30. 1824. 1846. Vt. Feb. \ HUNTLY. Aug. Norman. Ethan : I. Harriet R. d. daughter of Abraham Norman^ Hunt {Manning. Jan. 1854.. Sept. 1834). 15. "Willis. Joseph Iredale and she d. : 1827. May 14. Apr. b. b. Both b. 1828). 1857. Jones (b. 1830. March 23.^ Isaiah^ from Providence.^ Sept. Sept. Feb. daughter of Gideon G. Leon H. Child Hattie. Children Henry L. riet M. Jan. March . 17. b. 1830. Mariam Lucinda. Mariam Chilb. Sept. IREDALE. 1874..

Child 24.. Asa. 1853.. 30. July 13. 1875. b.'^ Daniel^) . dren : Jackson (Jonathan. Dec. H. 1840 m. 1835. 1835. Children Rose S. m. Jane Melissa. May 8. Dr. in Swanzey. 1830 m. 1804. 1841). b. 1S63. Mass. 1842. b. m. Jan. Oct. 24. William Emeline E. b. Cross. Aionzo Don ni. settled in Swanzey and ni. Charles Daniel. Swanzey. about 1806. 1865. Children Charles Fox. 1822) daugliter of Greenwood Carpenter. Sept. Hannah (b. July 24.. Sarah.. 19. 1804 m. May 18. Oct. b. Dec. m. Jonathan W. 21.. March 25. b. 18. : Mary S. Tlieodocia (b. b. Oct. b. b. Mary (b. Charles D. 2nd. b. 1774 d. b. from Templeton. 1876. 0. 1856. . Percy. 1801 d. Aug. 24. about 1806 m. Chil- John. b. b. 1815. William Wheelock of Winchester. 30. 22.. Oct. 1878. . June 5. Willie. d.^ (b. b. Mar^^ Louisa. . Children Daniel. . Nov. daughter of Jesse W. (b. Children S. Oct. May 5. May 11. George Henry. 7. 1807.. 2nd. ra.Jackson (Daniel^). Nov.386 L. A son. b. b. . 1883. . daughter of Seth Pomroy d. JACKSON. 1st. h. 27. Apr. : . 1874. b. 1869. of Winchester. July 12.^ Jackson : . daughter of Allen Houghton of Hinsdale. 1835. 1842. b. 1833. : Truman A. Francis Walter. Asa. Mass. 1880. b. Milly Whitcomb. Aug.DanieU). 1868. 1828 m. 1873 . d. b. 9. Nov. . 12. Milly. 1. 1841). Calista (d. . July 27. d. 1868. 1845. Jonatlian. 1848).. 1878) daughter of William Seaver he d. 1809. Nov. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. George. Feb. m. 1836 d. Alice F. July 24. 3. 1828. William Seaver. b. daughter of Jesse Thompson. 27. Sept. Cliarles H. 24. July 9. d. 22. . Oct. 22. Oct. in Clinton.Howard. 1848. 1845 m. b. Willard Leonard. 1878. there d. Oct. 1848. Nov. Emma. young. July 4. b. b. May 11. Children Emily Maria. 7. 1888. John Jackson of Lebanon in : Carlos. about 1815 Daniel Jackson. July 4. b. Belding. Ava May. 1871. Jan. July 7. Graves.. William Henry. . George H. 22. : . June 26. b. May 9.. b. . 31. 19. daughter of Elijah C. b. George H. d. William Clark). Nov. Dec. {Jonathan.^ Jackson Nellie J. b. June 4.. 1810 d. (Jonathan. Julia Calista. Jonathan^ Jackson (Daniel^). b.'^ Daniel^).

Whittaker (b. 1887. . Children Nettie E. George W. 1886. July Ella C. April 27. March 15. 8. 10. 1865. 1871.. G. Hannah L. E. Leon M. daughter he d. C. 1868. 1795. in Fitzwilliam . Oct. Jan. 1876. of whom Julia J. 1844. Aug. 26. Joanna Slielden had twelve children. 2. m. 1844). Susan (b. : in Groton d. June 30. of Felchville. . May 15. m. Sept.. 8. 12. d. John Par. Children: Almyra b. Philo B. E. m. George Roy. 1814. b. March 28. Vt. (b.). b. 1857). m. 1875. Davis (b. 1820. 1842. 1853. Cyrene^ Johnson {Jolin^ of Burlington. . KIDDK. b. b. daughter of John Grimes d. June 25. Sarah C.^ Kendall {Alpheus^ of CJiarlestoivn) . Grace E. Nov.. of Amos Davis) Charles Kendall's daughter). 1859. daugh- . Sept. Children William E.. Skelton^ Kendall 3fass. Jan. Jan. Children Emeline Grimes. (Mrs. Eli Kisiball. : KIBLIN. daughter of Ben- jamin Pomro\\ KIMBALL. Oct. Clyde H. 1857. JEROME. 3. 1879.. Oct.. Emery W. Oct. Mar. b.Kiblin {Hobart^ of Asliburnham. beth. in Swanzey.GENEALOGICAL EECORDS. Vt. 1877. Frank E. b. b. b. 1857. 3. 387 Eri B.). {William} and Euth of Burlington. m. S. : ker of Keene. Dec. 1866.Jerome {Eri BA of Irasburg.. in Medford. 16. Vt. . July 2. Amy V. JOHNSON. 1887. 1832 m. HobartL. Mass. April 16. Aug. May 6. Jan.. Martin b..R. 26. 1755). 1774.). 11. Mass.). 27. 14. in KENDALL. b. W. 29. 21. b. 1867. m. 4. 1884. Philo B. 1884. Jerome from Irasburg. d. 1834. 1832). May 1. Dec. April 26. Stratton.) he d. June 18. Dec. . Aug. May 18.. b. Mass. all born in Vermont. 1819) daughter of William and Mar}^ Kilbourn of Groton. 30. ^ 1869.. 1873.. Aug. Charlotte Elizam. Kidder in. 1802). mJuly 30. Georgie E. 3. b. Vt. Asa. South Carolina. m. 1821 . b. April 16. b.. Dauphin W. 1849. b. 25. Apr. (b. 22. Annah (b. m. Ballou . John F.

Dec.. bapt. d. he d. daughter of Nov. 2nd. 1775. d. Sept. 24. March 18. b. 1756. 1787. Christian. b. Daniel W. 1st. Sarah (b. b. Jan. 4. Dan- Warner. Thomas. March 1. June 8. 1811 . 1828. daughter of MosES Kinney m. King and wife came to this town about 1835. 27. May Daniel Warner^ Kimball Haseltine . Aug. b. 2. 1777. b. 1813. b. b. 1811. Vt. b. 1857. 18. Sept. 1790. Polly. Abel. Samuel Frink. m. 1776. Lucy 14. March 1. 4. Aug. Isaac. Jethro Kimball. Mary Clark. 18. 3d he d. . 1769. March 16. Benjamin. daughter of Samuel Hills. March 11. James Kingsbury ter of ra. Orange King May 11. 11. : . 6. b. daughter of Samuel Belding.. 25.. KINGSBURY. 14. KING. Oct. Blay 11. m. 5. b. Nov. Asa Heale}'. 19. Thaddeus Curtis.388 ter of HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Jan. m. 15. Oct. 1794. Sept. 30. 12. Benjamin^ Kimball (JetJiro^).. Jan. d. July 3. 1777 iel Apr. Nov. (JosepJi^). Apr. m. 1778 m.. Amos. d. b. bapt. 1742. Samuel D. of Grafton. d. 1823. David. . b. Child: Eliza. 1805. young. Dec. 1776. Thomas Applin. Sept. ' Eliakim King d. Zadock Charlotte. Children: Eunice. 1772). .. m. 1816. Nov. Isaac. bapt. Apr. 10. bapt. m. 1809 m. . Chaunce}'. Joanna. 1752. March 25. 1756. m. Jul^' 5. b. 2nd. Sept. 1834. d. 1821. 1853. 1825). m. bapt. 1778. b. 23. . Polly (widow of Joshua Parker). Anna (b. 21. 1815). bapt. Children Daniel W. . KINNEY. 1784. March 7. daugh- Thomas Cresson. 1795. 30. 1780. 4. Joseph^ Kimball (Jethro^). Amos^ Kimball (EW). 10. Aug. Children: Joseph.. 1797. Children : . 10. 1840. Lucy Russell Conant of Winchester. 1804. June 23. May 18. 1784. Betse}'. Moses. Enoch. Sept. Apr. 1780 1782. Nov. Levi. Mary (b. b. 1807 d. March 26. 1st. and his wife d. a sister. 1792. Edson 1787.. 1775.. d. 1811. Jan. 16. bapt. b. b. d. 1782. Eli. b. July 16. Isabella.

Aug. E. 1795. b. Sept. fl. (b. Harrison M. b. Abbie 1. 1865. George. b. 1648. d. Sept. Sarah L. m. 1838. 1861. 22. 20. 21. . Knight of Langdon. 1792. 1875. . 1818. 11. England. in 1635. Children Louisa F. Shepley W. b. 1839. : Freddie.). m. 1. : b. 29. Olive. Louisa J.. b. Nov. Sept. Chiklren Martha E. 1811. . 6. b. 1867). Jan. 2nd. Graves of Keene. Y. Isaac Lamson came from Walthani. b. AbiRichardson. Sept. Aug. May 26. 1796. . Robert. April 7. E. m. 31. d.GENEALOGICAL RECOKDS. William H. 7. 1..^1791. (b. Hannah.. Parkinson. Moore (b. Children: Herbert L. 1848. m. 21. : b. Ruth. Dec. m. and settled in Dorchester. m. 1769. m. 1797. June b. 15. 1843. 1771. 2. b. Sept. March 31. Wyman gail. Mary Lizzie. 1836. m. Sarah Blodgett (b. ter of Bradford"^ Lamson {Isaac^). 1874. Asaph Lane 14. 389 Mary I. 23. danghter of Lawson Moore. Jan. Mass. b. Elkanah^ Lane (Epliraim. 10. 1752 m. 1851. David Aldrich. Dec. Parthenia.. Feb. 26. 1850). 20. 1810..^ John^ b. 1718. 1st. March KNIGHT. 1862. m. Had Grace. Marcii 28. 1758. 1859.2 Knight (William^). Derrick Richardson of Stoddard. Oct. Sarah Jane. Baker of Winchester. Dec. m. A son. Ebenezer Hills June 30.. (b. in the war of the Rebellion. b. Oct. b. 1844) daughLeander Page d. Oct. Feb. 1869. 1845. 20. 3fass.^ came from Norfolkshire. 23. George Henry J. widow of Reuben Worcester. Chihlren : Mary W. 1771). Eliza A. b. Louisa (d. 1845. 1795. . 1832).. Thomas W. 19. 10. Oct. 1840) d. Samuel. in Swanzey Oct. daughter of Benjamin Olcott. d. Thorning.. Oct. . b. 1... about Bradford. b. Children: Eikanah. Children Jonathan. 1745. ra. Lydia Osgood d.^ William. Sarah E. 1815). daughter of Joshua Davis.. in Brooklyn. b. m. LANE. 30. Baker of Winchester. 1872. 2. daugliter of Richard Crossett. Jonathan Lamson m. d. 28. m. Aug. Another dau. Mary : (b. Fanny May 4. June Roxanna. Aug. Charles. LAMSON. 1872. N. m. Oct..

1804. 14. 1808 m..^ E2')liraim. Aug. Jan. March 28. 1802 m. . 1785. 13.^ b. m. Children: Maria P. Dec. Annis.^ William^ of England). 1787.^ Ephraim. 9. . Nov. Jan 26. Mason. 22. Lucy Arnold. b. 1846.^ 1801 . May 16. Lucy. George Oliver. Elkanah. 1815. riage: Alvinzy. 1804 m. 1795 . Oct. June 15. Elliott W. 1766 d. Sarah Foster. daughter of Nahum Parker of Fitzwilliam d.. 23. d. 28. July 6. Mass. Mass. 1845. Ephraim. Feb. Elijah and Elisha. 6. 1825).^ Elkanah. b. Hale Mason. 1. 1780. 2n(1. 1811. 1786. m. 1817. 28. : Alvinzy''' Lane (Elkanah. 29. June 28. Sept.William^). 2. b. March Winchester. Nov. George. 1801.. A child d. d. . 1824. Samuel^ Lane (Elkanah.^ Ephraim. 1809. Francis M. 1783 m. May 1786.^ George.Wil1814. 1745 in Norton. m.^ William}).^ Ephraim. March 11. b. 1791. 1815 m. 1788. in 1811. Oct. . Luther. b. 1806.. 1st. Nov. Sept. 12. Oct. June 15. Ephraira. Children: Samuel. 1759 m. b. Sept. b. b. 1824. July 14. b. 1790.^ George. daughter of Sam- .'^ George.^ Jolin. 178G Hannah. b. Esther.^ Elkanah. Sept. 22. 1793. b. 1815). July 15. Ballon. liam^). Prudence.. m. . Dec. Jonathan Eaton of Westminster. : A Elijah^ Lane {Samxiel.. 8. . dren Frederick. 1819. b. b.'^ John. July 7. b. b. Annis William d. Maria (b. Banks. Samuel. July 20. b.^ Elkanah. Electa.^ John.. a Mr. 2. 16. Jan. b. Oct. b. 23. 1851. Mass. 19. b. d. Willicwi^).^ John. Savvin of Gardner. Fanny Scott (d.^ John. . d. Mass. Oct. 1842.^ Elkanah. Ebenezer F. 2. 2. Lane (Samuel. Elkanah. m..^ Ephraim. Lnrena. 20. Ejjhraim. . d. Cheney of . Alanson W. a Mr. Oct. ..^ George. June 1. 14.. . July Child child. b. 21.^ Elkanah. of b. 1783. Eunice (b. . Luther Scott. 2... 1789 d. 16.ChilWilliam^). 1781. May 1. fust marriage: Esther. b. Feb. b.^ George. 1871).^ 1. March 13. Clarissa. 1815. Moses D. Elkanah''' Lane (ElkanaJi. Oct. daughter of Elisha Scott. 1815. 16. Knight (she Bridge) . Dec. 1788. John.'^ William^). 16.^ Oct..390 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. m. Samuel''' ra. Children by second mar16. Cliildren by 2n(l. 1829 m. 1821.'^ Elisha''' Lane {Samuel. Esther m. .^ George. 1788 .^ JoJm. 2nd. 16. Hannah. Fanny F. b. Apr. b. Nov. Elkanah** Lane (Elkanah. March 27. Sept. Jan. Ezekiel. b. ni. 1st. Eunice F. m.

'^ (b. Samuel. 1816. Chil(b. d. : . of 2(i.WoodNathaniel Fayette. 1883. 1859. 29. 1874). 20. 3. Feb. 1863. 1842 m.^ Ephraim. 1837. Charlotte Oaks (b. 1857. b. 11.^ George. Winchester Aug.. . b. Mass. . Sarah Josephine. Sept. Sept. killed in the army. m. dren Eliza A.. Don Carlos {Elijah. Ephraim^'^ Jolin. 1880). . April 6. Sept. Asenatli.^ Ex)liTaim. Adoniram Judson . 1823. 1823). Sept. 27. b."^ William'^). b.. Mass. Samuel. Children Solon Herbert. 6. daughter Ashley Norton.'^ Samuel. 28. {Elisha. 1850.^ Ep)hraim. (b. Ciiildren Henry C. d. May 12.^ ElhanoJi. Nov. May : 17. 1839. Ezra Fish. Aug. George Farrington. 15. : Frederick Augustus. Alonzo Mason m. Chester L. 12.'^ John. 1812 Samuel^ Lane . 13.^ Elkanah. b. Feb...^Lane William^). Ezekiel Francis b. Apr. Maria F. March 27. 1854.^ John. 15. 1817. 2d. 1845. April 9. 14. Rachel Thayer July 16. d. Aug. Taft. m. Sarah (b. of 391 . b.^ . 20. m. April 29. Dec. 1848 m.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Oct. 1845. 24. 1886). 1812. {Elijah^'' ^ Samuel. 19. : Ephraim^ Lane {Elisha. Alpheus Ferdinand. Freeman. 27. Sept. b. July 3. Lauren A. Apr. May 21. 1830. 1815. . Ezkkiel''' May 1790 3. Van Orraun. Jan.^ JoJm. 1862. Hattie M. Hannah George. . Aug. b. 22. 1811. 20. May 1851. William^). Alonzo Franklin. 1. b. b. d. Feb. George. b.'^ Snmriel. 1847. b. m. 1850.1814. Elkanah. Lane (Samuel.'^ John. Children Farnum Fish. Apr. 1819. Edgar W. 1851. 1st. Vt. b. 1834. May 11. Child Carrie Flora. 14. b. Apr. . 14..^ Porter (b. Clara Nanc}'. b. 28. Elisha Frederick.^ William^). 1828. b. 1873) d. Aug. 1817) m. 1854 m. Young d. 1856 . Jan. d. 1796. July 21. Sarah Elizabeth. b.^ Elkanah. Luther ScottSLane : . b. 1829. daughter of Chester Lyman. 25. b. Mass. b.'^ EbenezerF. Apr. b. July 20. 31. b. Ellis. b. b. Fred H. 9. 21. Feb. 1852. Feb. nel Healey. 1838. ward.^ George. b. 1853 d. Jan. Eugenia Maria. of Hartford.. 1863. June 26. March b. April 27. daughter of Martin Stone d. daughter of Farnum Fish.^ m. 21. 1. Martin Luther. Elkanah. Rachel Caroline. 30.^ Ephraim. daughter of Calvin Stearns of Northfield. . Northfield. Dec. d. March 25. 1790 . d. June 8. 1818.^ .^ Elkanah. May 22. Jan.^ 1824. Sept. b. 1833 m. .. J. 27. 25. 1796 d. Ephraim. b. m. 1826.. 1822. Frank H. 8. in 1813. Aug. in Northfield. 1886.

^ William^). Ella M. Emily B.. Children: Daniel E. 1855. Charles. Ellen O.^ Ephraim. b. 2d. 1848. 29. Nov. 1852. Samuel E. 1846. d. (Ezekiel. 6. Vt. Jan. Nov. 7. 1848 tavus Lucke. July 17. Feb. N. 16. b. 1887. m. 9. b. Maon. d. m. May 11. Children: HatLieM.'' May 3. June George George. 6. March 28. Alonzo F. George Edward. Samuel. 16. daughter of Edward Wilcox of Gil- Cleon Marcellus.William^). b. (Elisha. Worsley. Ellis George. 28. June 18. Lyman.'^ Elkanah. Nov. 1. b. F. 2d. 6. d. b.. Diana Maria Elmer of Hartford.'^ John. Feb. 28. 28.^ Ei)hr aim. 1855) daughter of Nathaniel Fish . Oct.^ Feb. d. . Lucy b. Lester Leverett..s . Oct. 9. 21. Feb. b. Children Frederick E. Leonard Loring. Frank A. Aug. 1816 m. 1853.'' iSamttel.^ John. of AVinchester. 17. 14.^ F.^ Elkanah.^ Butler.^ George. Apr. May 27. . 1879. 11. in E. Lane. 1821 Children Aug. Fredkric A. 27. Farnum George. Nancy Judith. 1854 m. b. 1SG8. Children: 31. m. Horatio M* : ElkanahS Lank {Elisha. b.'' Samuel. 1862 d. 1860. 1861. 7. 1819. Harriet M. Helen L. m. 1862.. 1869... Sarah (b. of Hartford. b. Jan. 1856 m. b. Nov.^ : m. Laura E. 1863.. Jan. 1881 .^ Lane . 22. m. Apr. July 22. b.. 1858 d.^ Lane (Ezekiel.. Sept. Ezekiel F. 1852. 1823.^ HISTORY OF SWANZEY.s Lane George. 5.. 1845. 1852. May 15. 1862. 1844. Sarah Lestina.^ Elkanah. b. b. Nov. June 27.. 1. Mary W.392 George. of Vineland. b. March 12. Mabel. 14. .8 Lane (Ezekiel.^ John.^ Ephraim^^ John.'' Samuel. 31. d. Nov. . 1851. May 30. Gus. m.^ William^). Vt. Aug. Wakenian of New Haven.'' Samuel. Charles L. Jan. 27. Oct. 17. May : 28. 1818. Frances S. Leila. b. 1842. d. ofKeene. 1846) of Keene. 1837 (b. b. 5.^ Ephraim. danghter of George W.^ Elkanah. 1815. Elkanah. March 2.^ Ephraim. 1852. b. b. m. Lane {EzeMeW Samuel. 1. Aug. 1867.'^ . m. : Elkanah. b. b. 1st. Frank.^ George. d. William^). Caroline E. Children Willard (b. 1883.. 1849). 1868. m. 1863). July 21. 1859. Conn. (b.. Henry C. Jan. b. March 15. d. ^ John ^^ William^). Georgianna Emeline. . 1848. Children Andrew A. Oct. Rachel Thayer (b.'^ JoJin.^ EpJiraim. March 20.^ 1838. J. 1849. . b. 24. Dec. Feb. March sum. 1845. Alonzo Flora M. 1824 d. Sept. 1>857.. 1870. Wright. Oct. b.. 28. 1854.^ William^). Susie S. 29.^ William^). b. Oct. He d. May 8. . 1885) Abbie Florence.

ra. 1884. Samuel.^ John. 1878. b.^ Lane George. 1879..^ William^). 1852 ni. Solon H. 1861) daugliter of Nathan F. he Wilder of Keene.. Flora M. Jan. Dec.^ George. Henry b. Waterhouse of Marlborough. b. Nov. 1862.^ William^). b.^ ElJcanah. 20. Wdlkm^).. 1830. April 9.'^ Elkanah. 26. 1851 ni. George. Sept... Newell. Harriet P.'' Samuel. b.'^ John. Children: Ralph Waldo.. d.^ March 15. Caroline Holmes of BelE.^ Elkanah.^ Lane (LutJier S. b. Susanna Grace. . 4. Oct. Aug..'' Samuel... Sept. (b. 1851. . 1881 d.^ Ephraim. 11. m. : 2d. March 25. March 31. 1878. b. 1826."^ William^).^ Ephraim^'^ John. . Minn. . Dec. Aug.. 1878. Jan. Dec.*^ Lane {Ezekiel^'' Samuel.^ Ephraim. 10. b. Nov. Aug.'' Fish b.^ Ephraim.1856)."^ John. 1847 m.^ Lane {Luther S. 1849 m. : .^ JoJin.'^ John. Elisha F. Nov. Sept. b.. 29. 1857. July 3. Dec. Children Ruth. 1853).^ .9 Lane {George F. 4. m.'^ William^).^ (EzeJciel.GENEALOGICAL RECOKDS. Clara E. daughter of George F. 22.^ Ephraim. April 6. 22.^ Ephraim. 14. Sept. b. April (d. Jan. 1863. b. Children Elliott W.^ William^). 1880. b. 1879. Harriet M. Wis. Chester Lane {Ebenezer F. 30. Children Harry H. 1857 m.'^ William^). Carrie.). 23. 1876.^ William^). b.^-. ra. 14. 3. Nellie E. Cole (b.'^ Samuel. 1828 Me. April 2. b. July 21. 1882 ... July 6. March 19. Saimiel. Elijah.^ George. b. Ezra F. Hubert E. Feb.^ Elijah. : . 1856. L.. Flora E. Susan M. daughter of Edward Wilcox. (b. Henry C. 393 George E.. Dec. Lane (Ebenezer F.'^ JoJin.. Emma Florence (b. July 17. 25. 28.^ ElkanaJi..s Lane (Ezekiel.. 27.. Alpheus fast. 15.^ Elijah. Cleon fM.^ . 1883. 1st.^ ElJcanaJi.. b. . 2nd. 1st.. 2. Martin L. 1861. Elkanah.. Lane.^ Ezekiel. Child Carl S. Cljild : Josephine Eunice. Cora Belle. Ferdinand C. daughter of Edward Wilcox.'^ George. 1880. 9. b.^ Ephraim. Dec. b. July 22. 1884. AnnV. 1880. Feb. Dec. Jan. Zora Alice. .'' Samuel."^ George. March. Oct.^ John. Mary at Fox Lake.. 24. 1857 d..^ m. b.^ .'' Ephraim. b.^ Elkanah. 1867) Children 1871. 10. b. Sept.^ Elijah. at Moorhead. Dec..'' Samuel. W.^ Elkanah.^ George. 1885. b. b. Sept. b. 1868.^ : George. 1854. 1883. : . 1881. F. 4. 1882. Lucy Mabel (b. Dodge Co. Florence S. 1849. 27. 1850). b.'' b.

. daughter of Leander Page. 1873. 1841). May 3. Solomon R. . m. ^ March LAWRENCE. iel S. . 1845. d.. 1847. June b. Oct.Lawrexce (2^uthaniel^ of Winchester). 7. m. 1842. Oct. of William Rixford . Jan. Nov. Rosanna (b. 1816.. 12. 6. 20. '^ John.^ William^). July 18. 1808 d. Aug. b. June 3. 11. b..^ Lane (Elisha Ezekiel.^ Ephraim. : 1869. Mary Emeline. 1821. Selah W. Jan. 1837. m. (b. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Ejyhraim. Betsey.^ Ezekiel. 7. 18G8. b.^ May 8. ra. 2.. James IL Sibley. 1846. 2nd. 1876. ni. Sept. Rhoda S. 1831. 1777. 21."^ Samnel^^ Elkanah. 1853. 1881. b. 21. m. 1878. d. 31. 1829. a sister of Rosanna. b. . His wife d. b. 12. 1876. May 2. Alvira. April 3. 19. Aug.. b. Daniel Snow. 20. 31. 20. 27. Aug.'' Samuel. Oct. Sarah Ockington.^ Lane (George F. 19.^ George.394 24. Mass. 5. Lucy A. settled in Swanzey previous to 1777. about 1760. Children PadMartha. 1855). d.. LEACH. 1822 m. Rebecca Cunningham d.. 1885. 1854.'june 29. Children Charlotte Marion.. Rachel Lestina. 1777. Josiah Leacif m. 26. May 24. Ciiildren : Thomas Charles A. Aug. ard W. 1884. Feb.. May 11. 28. b. Jan.^ 19.Lawrence (Juslin^). May 12. b. probablj' about 1802. 1824. Levi Rice of Winchester. George. George E. Harriet N. b. 1887). 24. b. 28. 1811 d. 1857). Jan. ElMnah. 1825. about 1760. Oct. b. b. Lilla..^ ni. June 19. Oct.. b. 14. 1826. m.. 1880). m. Hubert E. Justin Lawrence. A child d. 1890.'^ Jolin. b. 1813 .. b. Feb. b. 1819 . 1798. Aug. and one Aug. adopted daughter of Albert G. d. b. 1806. James Smith of : Andover. in Kansas. 1790. 1863. 1781 m. Foster (d. 22. 26. 1786. June 20. 14. 1807 d. and d. d. Ntithan. Jan. Harriet A. danglitor of Charles Sly field of Keene m. 23. . Nathaniel. Read. Clara M. 1854. . Maria Wliitcomb. b. 26. b. b. Dec. 1888. Sept. Selah W. 5. LeonSept. d. 19. Vt. Feb. Children : Mary. 12.. 2d. G. b. April 25. Sei^. Aug.. May Sarah M.. 1844. Child : Lester M. 16. dock.. 31. 6. b.'^ William}). Aug. Jan. 1819. 1819. Lovilla E. 1877. Paddock. 1850. Etta (b. Lorenzo D. Ebenezer Cummings. . May 14. in Kansas. Nov. daughter . Samuel Wood of Winchester. 15. F. Louisa Noah ra. Children: Reuben. Aug. Dec. Nov. Jan. 5. Nov. Nov. in Palmer. 1777. 20. Sally (b. d. 1832 . Polly. m. . Mildred Elizabeth. 1798.

18. 1877.. 1831 . Fred F. m. 1811). Oct. : (Seth. 1831. N. b. Ransom 0. Aug. (b.3 Leonard 1850. 9.. Oct. b. . 2. Hill. h. . June 15. 23.^ Seth^). Dec. 1821 . (b. Sept. 1827 . daughter of Joseph E. b. d. Nov. Ma3' 1. March 2. . 2. Children: Susan. Long.. d. Nov. Merrill. m. James U. 10. Sept. 1842. May June 10. 1793 19. Jan. Chil- dren : George Wyman. and Julia E. m. 3. . 1853. Dec. Lucy. b. b. daughter of Jonathan Hill of Winchester. John Lebourveau Keene. Child Ellery. 1858. b. 1819 . 1877). Livonia M. George A. b. Oct. b. 1864. 4. b. Aug.. 1830 15. 1830). Seth^ Leonard (Seth^ of Westmoreland). b. 2. Children Henry Jane M. March 29. Nov. Sally (b. Elizabeth. 1833 m. 1872) m. 1826. William. Harriet. 25. 20. June 8. Emily. 1869.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS.. ra. 28. Samuel Seward. b. Henry W. March . 8. : LEONARD. b. . Feb. B. March 2. Arethusa Nourse d. 1825.. 1858. 1830 . 1828. 1830. Lyndall W. b. Nov. 1841. Betsey Seward. m. . b. m. Dec. Aaron. 4. 1793 dren Emily. July 2. 2. Nov. March 24. May m.. Feb. Children: Lyndall W. daughter of Joel Eaton. Oneida. 1841. d. d. 4. Aug. b. : June 1817 28. 19. . m. d. 4. • LEBOURVEAU. 1825 m. Carlton J. Aaron^ Lebourveau (JoJin^). Laura E. (Seth. . Rusella. 2. 27. Calvin Wright Eliza. D. Oct. Nov. b. m. 395 Lyman^ Leach (Josi'aJi^). Child Lizzie Ann. 1850. June 18. b. 31. 1838 d.. May 30. 7. Nov. 31. Dec. 2. May 16. 1823.. 29. 1831. Esther (d. 29. Dec. Henry W. 1822. March Herman G.. b. Lura Davis. 1848. 1846 m. Diantha. Mary L. Dec. March 20. Oct. b. 1867). 1833. 1830. b. (b. Jan.3 Leonard 1856. b. March 20. b. 29. 1839 m. 1832. daughter of John Smith of Peterborough. m. 1807. Apr. 1806. Apr. Michael Burke. in Chil- d. JosJulia E. daughter of Jonathan Jackson. April 6. Eliza (b. Mary. 27. 1856.^ Seth^). . Oct. b. Geoge A. Charles Eveleth Jerome. . March 2. 1874. 5.. 20. b. b. Oct. lin of Keene Ra^^ J. 5. b. 1853. ra. Apr. S. 16. Nellie. March 15. 1799. George^ Leonard (Seth^ of Westmoreland). b. 16. m. 4. : . b. 1837. b. m. 1827. daughter of Benjamin Whitcomb d. . 1787 d. Martha A. 1823. 1861 Jane M. b. 27. Bartlett. 1833. Jan. Nov. 1839. . Min- . C. Apr. 1835.. Taylor.. Oct. b. Y. 1832).

b. March 11. young. Jan. 1815. Clark Children Fred C. Aug.. 1801 d. 1802. in of New York m. daughter of Isaac Gibbs. in. May . b. b. 27. d. 10. 1798. 1777 He d. Ellie May. b. 1881. June 21. b. Lena M. 1879. Sept. Oct.^).. Jan.. daughter of Elijah B Rugg. Oct. 17. daughter of Eliezer Mason. 1799. Welcome and Robert P. b. Nettie L. Children Almira. Nathan Leonard 21. Logan Willard of Winchester. b. b.^ Lincoln {James (b. : A.. Boston. John Leonard. m.396 . 26. Keene. 1874 Ella M. 12. d. Winifred. Eliza. Sylvester. Jonathan Locke and Nancy Franklin. Martha Adehiide. Eliza. 1772. b. Aaron^ Lombard {Joseph^ Lombard of Brimfield) b. Jan. Joseph. 3. May 12. S. 18G3. May 9. in Brimfield. Benjamin F.. Orman L. March 5. Ballou^ Feb. b. Mass. m. 8. d. 26. Laura. June Frkd C. . . Walter L.. 1860 m. Nov. Sarah J. 1878. 1862 . Jerome. Children: Parley. 18. d. Vt. nie Helen. Daniel Kendrick . 1829. Crown of Keene.. Silas Keene Aug. ol" Lucy (b. Rosie L. 1796. d. Mass. Jan. Levi. Selh Pouiroy. b. 24. b. '22. 1838 Dec. 1876. Sept. June 1. b. lie AA of Peru. b. June 24. 1809. 1856. Betsey. b. Herman L. 7. Jane. b. Edgar. 14. . Dec. Sept. 1838). 1803 1807. 1867 m. 31. Dec. 28. 1851. 1792. 1819. Eunice (b. Luana. Frank Mary. June 8. April 27.. Sept. Susie A. July 30. Oct. . 26. Aug.. 16.. 27. 1866. 2. 6. b. 1817. d. LOMBARD. b. 1866 ni. July 4. .James A. in 1753 . daughter of Col. W. 29. Nel. daughter of Fred A. b. in New York. Maria. d.. Oct. 1870. 27. Alexander of this town. LEWIS. b. 1818. Levi Lewis m.. . 1869. 2. LOCKE.). Jan. b.^ Lincoln {Herman Z. 1800. March 20. 1859. reside in m. m. Eliza. d. Emil}^ : LINCOLN. Ellen Chencey of Chesterfield. March 2. 9. July 10. Feb. in Aug. . daughter Children: Alonzo. Sudbury. 1884). b. d. 1823. m. 1. Child: L. 1859). b. Oct. his wife had : Eliza. 18. Feb. Bartlott. 17. 1805 . 1807 . 1860. 1859. 1886. HISTORY or swaxzey. Jan.

1809 m. Aug. 25. 1758 d. Feb. b. Oct. 6. Aug.. 1857) of DougChildren: Levi.^ Lombard (Aarori. Fanny (b. 1842 m. and d. 22. 2.^ Joseph^). Flavins Frank. 1816 d. 31. . Phebe Hill (b. Nov. b.). Flavius 29.. . Dee. 27 (b.. d. d. Jan. 1859 . Emil}^ b. 1865. 16. 24. 27. d. 1879. b. Cora Frances. May 25. Dec. Mary . 1862. Oct 8. b. Oct. Jan..'^ Joseph^). 14. b. Aug. b. 30. Children: Addis W. Hinckley of 3. 13. 1852 m. G. 14. Crosby of Boston. 14. Eunice b. 13. July 4. 1840. 1857. Guy F. 12. daugliter of Benjamin Whitcomb. daughter of Sylvanus Cram. 1816). Cynthia 1782). lonergan. b. ra. 3. Jan. 29. 19. Catharine. 1872. 1863 . d. Kate Elnora. Daniel. Thomas LoNERGAN. Dec. 9. d. 1832). F. Oct. Benjamin F. 1857. b. 1878. 1852. June 29. William. Isaac b.^ Aaro7i. 1811 . p:inora Adelaide. b. June 26. of "Winchester. April 22. April 15. Boston. b. b. 26. 1837. when about forty years of age m. b. (b. Swanzey from Massachusetts. came Levi^ Long {Josepli^) m. m. April 13. to . March 29. June 14. July 15. James. removed to Nashua. b. in Ireland. Benjamin F. d. 1882. in the George 9. 1873. 10. 27. Oct. b. Joseph'^ Long. March 29. b. . Ursula V. 1850 . 397 . b. Joseph. LONG. b. Feb. 16. Louie Howard. Anna. 1840. 1845. Sept. d. A daughter. b. 1857). Catharine Fitzgerald (b. Nov. 1871. Page d. Y. Children: Frank H. Mary E. Children: Ellen. and d. Jan. . m. 1877.^ Lombard (Aaron. Sept. William SlraUon. . 1861. Thomas.. June 1814. 1820. Sept. John Scates of Nashua. 1858. daughter of John Pierce. George J. Nov. Feb.. b. Dec. 1878.'^ Joseph^ of BrimfieJcl. July 7. b. 1862. 8. John H. Margaret. June 9. 1865. 1820. 1881. b. 1856. Leason Martin of Richmond. Dec. 1872. 1828. 1814. 1854. Jane. of Buffalo."* Lombard ( Benjamin F. b. N. b.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Mass. Mass. Lemuel. b. 1849. JUI3' 3. Nov. b. 1849. d. 1859 May 17. 1849. b. lass. George H. 1850. 1869.. Mary E. Feb. Eliza Jane. 1884. . He d. 1818 m. 22. John. Edric Aaron. h. Dec.. May 26. 15. 1868. F. b. March m. in Ireland March 18. John. 1847. b. 15. 1807.. 24. A son. 9. m. Dec. 19. Dec. Oct. George Sumner. 6. July 25. Aug. S. arm}'.

L^'dia Ann. Elvira Feb. . b. June 15. 12.Long {Joseph^) 1787. Aug. : . b. 2nd.. Lemuel F. Aug. borveau. loveland. Ma}-. Streeter. b.. Fannie L. ter of P^zra Rice of . Feb. Mass. 12.JosejjJi^). 1856. Aug. July 16. 22. d. Apr.. June 2. Ann d. Mass. Lois A. Hamblet. Ma}'^ 1. 7. in . d. 1862 m. 1864). Apr. Oct. Jan. Rebecca Bemsley. b. May lied. daughter Hovey ni. Nov. Adolphus Loveland. 1812. April 3. 1840. Oct. Cora E. daughter of Josiah ni. Oct. 1. (1). b.. Mass. . m. 1821. June 14. Allen of Keene. daugliter Nellie M. Nov. 25. Swan- d. Dec. b. : b. June 22.. 21. 2nd.. . Fanny. March 25. IlanaLevi H. b. 1792. m. Vt. 1823. 22. Cliildren March 3. . 6. d. Willie S. 1831. 1819. Aaron L. b.. Benjamin Brown. 1786. 1st. . 1867 Lemuel F. of Robert (1). Ann Maria. 3. 2nd.. Dec. Andrew L. . 14. Melutable (b. b. : . d. Aug. b. 1824 niali W. Sally Stimson (who : ra. m. Kirk of Springfield. 1867. Aug 2. . 1870. b. 16. 1814. 9. 1879. . b. 29. . 1843.. PCunice. 1818 . Walter II. Aug.. George E.398 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1789 Bkmsley. 1887).. b. daughter of Laban Starkej' ze3'. in Noithlield. m. in Spring- field. 1848 . Mass. 1846. Ellen Joseph E. Haskell. Klery LeChildren of Lovell Taft. b. d. d.. George Lord. 2nd. 1865. Chihlren m. 30.. Dec. Feb. (b. (b. Apr. Vt. Luke. 1864. Northboro. 1844). d. BemsleyLord of Winchendon. ni. 4. June 4. . 1st. b. h. Mary C. 1836. 1844) m. 8. Bemsley. of Swanzey). 1836. July 16. 1877. 1787. b. 1828 ni. Sally. 22.Apr. in 1828 . Reuben S. April 24. Jan. June 12. Gillias A. daughJoseph^ Long (Joseph^).). 30. Eleazer Loveland. b. Kirk of Keene.. 27. d. 18. Children: Helen. 1874. Child m. 1789.. ^ John. 1822. b.. b. 1833 ra. LORD.Lord {Bemdey^ of Winchendon. b.. 1810. 1822. 5.). Josepli E. ni. 17. b. July 17.^ Long {Joseph.

^ Lovering Nov. m.. Jan. b. Ephraini Wheeler of . 1873. 17. b. b.Lyman liamofTroy. Lane Harriet. Feb. 1786. m. Chester Lyman. b. Oct. Joseph. in 1787 d. Will H. . Dec. Hezekiah Mann m. 1877. June 22. b. Children: MACK. 12. 1883. 1856). {Ilenry^ of FitzwiUiani). 1789. 1849) of Marlborough. MelFeb. lives Giace. (b. m. Barker. Cora Jane May 6. 1785. P^bend. 10. A daughter. Mr. 1855. in Charlestown. 18. Leonard. 1855) . 1854 . 2nd. MANN. ezer F. : of Keene. 25. b. 19. b. AVilliani. Lois. July. Edward A. 1886. 3rd. daughter Carroll A. b. (Record incomplete. Jaspkr E. Apr. Sept. Troy. 1884 Ethel. May 8. 27. 1887.) (Chester^) . Abigail. Kingsbury . Alice. March 7. 1844. Allen Wilcox. 1787. .Mansfield (Stej^hen^). Chester. Molly Molly. Charles Pond of Keene. July 18. LYMAN. m. d. 1845. Children Chester. . 20. 6. Denman Thompson. in 1783 m. Children : Samuel. 23. in youth. 2. 1876) he d. . Sarah. Emma.. 399 LOVERING. Sept. in Michigan. 1849. Carrie.. b. Mr. 2nd. (b. 1863). b. John Mack m. in Swanzey. Child : William Alonzo. Addie. from Philadelphia. June 30. McFarland venah dren : May 24. 1816 m. b. 1846. Sept. in Swanizey . m.2 Lovering (Frank'^). M. b. 4. Denman. 1881. . Jan. Lucretia. m. MANSFIELD. ther. Jan. Hannah.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. William Spofford. 1798. Walter. widow Lovina (Porter) Knowlton (b. 1882. Lucy Porter (b. Watson . 1885. m. 3. 24. 1784. m. 10. of Luther Alexander. May 22. Child: Solomon. Aug. . Feb. Lillian b. b. Tirza Gunn. 2. daughter of H. 1888. Child. July 18. daughter of Sylvanus Per- Leonard. Child : (b. Feb. Louisa Pollej' of Gilsum he d.. daughter of Harvey Beal. b. A. Lu- MCFARDAND. d. in. . Dec. m. m. 1833 d. Fred m. Calvin.

Aug. 2(1. Alniira E.. 18G9. Christian (b. Walter E. MARBLE. b. 27. 17. Jan.. Child : 8. 1st. Hubbard. b. 1878.400 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Jan. 1827 Jan. Jessie II. 1703). Sprague of Keene. m.. 1st. June MARCY. 1st. Dr. 1843. MARSH. Walter A. May 8. Ma}' 11. 2nd. 1772. Dec. Vt. Clara b. 23. Sept. EuASMUs Marble Alfred^ Marble {James^ of Hinsdale). 3. 1. 23. Angle L. 1872. 1885). 1846. b. 17. Mass. Marcy taxed in this town first about 1868. b. b. VoLNEY A.. daugbter Zadock William of L.. 1789. •Sept. m. Fanny. (b. daughter of ElGracie M. d. Aug. m. daughter. 1886. 1844 . Eugene. m.. B. : (b. b. 21. Apr. 1879. daugbter b. 27. Minnie b. June 7. M. 1853)... Sept. 187V. INIarcli 12. sister of Damaris. Jan. bed. b. 1867. Silas R. 1875. 4. . m. m. 1819. Minnie E. 1831). Mass. ni. of Samuel Belding. Amasa a. Addie E. . m. Child : b. 1778). 1st. E. Winona F. b. Sept. May 30. 28. George Marcy Children b. 1849. Aug. 1819 of 1853. 3. Nov. 1855 . Alfred Temple of Bernardston. 1888. Betty March 12. 1853 . June 26. daughter of Aaron Parsons. 1880. Damaris. Dix of Hinsdale. m.. m. b. Cliildren bridge G. daugliter of Charles N. 27. daughter Samantlia M. 15.. Alice G. 2nd.. 1834. 1775). Samuel. July 30. Aug. m. Raymond . : . Charles^ Marsh (Charles^ of Keene). July Chester L. Ellen. 1874. March Jan.. Tottingham. 2 Marsh {James^ of Keene). 1885. in Fitcliburg. 2n(l. 1794. July b 23. : of Windsor. John Marble. . Taft. Snow. Martia A. Damaris (b. m.... Charles E. d. b. m. 3. Nov.. b.. Prentice. 10. June 26. : . 2nd. 25. June 8. 1882. Benjamin Aug.. Oct. Child 14. Apr. Scott of Chesterfield. b.. 27. 1883.. 1795. 1830. lives in Keene. 17. Phinehas H. (b.. 10. bapt. 1870. Esther A... 1857 . Feb. 23. Jul}^ 29. an adopted d. Williams. Aug. (d. Children 4 Nov. 1880 d. b.2 Marsh {James^). 1877) m. 23. from Plainfield. Celinda Marietta (d.

b. 31. Ellen M. 7. dren Roxelana.. daughter of Oirin BUxck he d. m. william. 19. 1st. John.. Lovisa. Dec. Jan. June 9. b. Levi Lewis. b. Sept. Asahel Hall of Hardwick. June 30.2nd. Rachel. Zilpah. March He d. Nancy Stone. Children: Ella R. b. 1860. 1832. Jan. Aug. Vt. in Fitzwilliam. m. MASON. Feb. Feb. nah. 5. m.. b. 1849. Feb. . Jonathan. 1850. b. Vt. Aug.1815. Nov. m. 24. m. b. Eliezer Mason came from Fitzwilliam prior to 1806 his wife Rebecca.!). 9. 6. 31. . 1805. b. 1785. m. 1830). Lydia. April 23. Henry. 1857. 1761 d. Enrico C. . in Walcott. 1818. Children: Emily.. Mass. b. in Fitz3. 10. May 28. b. Frank Chap. Benjamin Temple of Northborough. Betsey. 19. m. Mary Wier. Jonas Hall. June 9. 1813. Oct. 1771. in Hardwick. b. Lurana. 1819. 1845 . (b. Children Levi. b. Candace. Sept.GENEALOGICAL KECORDS. . d. 25. b. Zilpah. James : Madison.. Marshall. Cliildren : Han- Mary. m. 1799. July 19. Mary S. 1792. d. b. Rebecca. Hannah Kendall. 1807. Aug. 1st. 2. 10. . 10. 24. b. Dec. 24. David R. of Fitzwilliam. 1803.. 1837. d. Lydia (b. Benjamin Marvin m. 1837. July Starkey. 401 Henry Marshall. March 25.1856. : Flora E. Nov.. Nov. b. 26. 1812. Dec. 1796. 1839. ' b. 1856). 24. . m. 1773. 1870. 1819. 25. 14. Apr. 1881. 1849 d. b. 1860 . Mary... d. m. Sept. 2n(l. 18. b. Laton. Jan. in Swansea. Vt.. Phebe. . b. . d. Sept. 21. young. Oct. b. (From Hist. 1794. b. Benjamin. MARVIN. 23. July 15. Eliza d.. Apr. 1777. March 22. m. John. 1789 d. b. Oct. Mass. 1843. Azuba. 1860. Dec.Martin (Wilderness^ of Richmond'). Hiram Br^-ant. Rebecca. Sept. 29. Aug. Childaughter of Israel Sabin of Richmond Jonathan^ Martin (Moses^ of EicJimond). 1782. he d. Martin. 3. 1882.. b. 1791 m. 1806. Oct. . MARTIN. b. 1803 Horace The last six children b. March 16. May. 1773. Children . 1784 m. 1776. daughter of Joseph Cass of Richmond. b. 1786 m. : in Swansea. in Swanzey. Joseph But1796 ler.. b. 1775.1800. . b. man. 1782. Aug. 10. 5. b. Tryphena. 6. 1809. Mass. MARSHALL.) ..

1856). Aug. Nov. ni. Martin. . 1823. Penn. 1837). Hale2 Mason Lucy Levi. daughter of Joseph HamKate L. Woodward of Keene. Oramon Snow.. 2. b. May 29.. 1«30. 1865. 10. 1837. Hed. 1835. 1859 Francis M. Luman W. 17. 1795. June II. 1881. 4. Mass. 1823. Nov.. 1826 14. Children: Samuel. 6. July 24.h. 11.^ Eliezer^). May 29. 1828. b. m. .. exander.. He d. Mary il.3 Mason . 28.. b. m. b. July 15. Ballou. 1st. May 4. 1870). (1). (Hale. Jan. March 22. b. Alfred Seaver in. 1815 m.. June 22. 7.. Cliildren Mary Ann. June 26. Eud.. m. Dolly (b. Charles Emmons. b. . 2nd.. 1857. m. Blay. June. Nov. 1833). 1st. . 5. Charles E. . : . b. Benjamin^ Mason (EUezer^). : . daughter of Levi Ahneda 1826. mond. Nov. Abbie Frances (b. b. 1846. daughter I. ni. Fanny E. Apr. Russell B.^ Eliezer^). . CarMay 8. d. nice Maria. Children Frank Dexter. (h. 1873. Jan. Martin^ Mason {EUezer^). P^unice. Jan. b. (b. 2nd. 18. daughter Children: Herbert D. Aug. Apr. Nov. 1886. 1860. b. 1808. oline Apr. 28. March 31. d. 1815.h. 1870. daughter of Ezekiel Lane. 1831. 1792 m. m. hill. 1823. Apr. of Elijah Lane. Martin3 Mason {Martin. Hall. Jan. June 26. . b. Children: Frank E. Feb. daughter of George Bucklin m. 5. Nov. 30. (Eliezer'^). 2nd. 1806. Rachel She m. b.402 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1. 1854). daughter Woodcock. Alof Calvin Alexander. 1880. 1833. June b. Albert R. March G. m. 1790. b. Children: Alonzo. d.1833. 20.. b. Ware (widow Aaron Thayer.^ EUezer^). May Seaver. Lucius. 1876). Feb. m. b. May 22. Sarah. daughter of Samuel Lane. (b. 22. widow George Darling). Catharine Rooks of Doylston. Dec. ni. Feb. Francis M. Sophina J. June 20. b. 6. h.. d.2 Mason (Nathaniel P. May 6. 1877. 1859. July 31. Oct. Feb. George W. Jan. Charles H. 20. 14.i of Stoddard). 4. Betsey.. b. 1820 d. 1795). m. 1849 m.. Dee. 1834. about 1813. b. 1821 d. (b. 1818. 1829. 2nd. 15. 1852). 15. Feb. 1872. of Zenas Miriam (d. Aug. b. Eliza. Herbert W. d. 1878. March 13. 1853. 11. in Haverb. 1st. Fanny. Mass. (b. Lucy. Middleton.. 1890). Alverdo. Alonzo3 Mason {Benjamin. Daniel. 27. William Henry. Samuel WilUins. b. 1.

3. Dec. 1807. .'^ Solon'^). Dec. BirdieE. Frank Hovey. 1806. March 11. in Marlborough. b. 2nd. b. 1770 d. 1860. Levi^ Matthews (Solomon. July 1. m. Aug. P. Dec. 1851. Bean of Ham. Abigail. 1800. July 28. Carlton. daughter of Isaac Starkey. 19. Sept. daughter of Francis 3. Jan. 1861. b. 29. 1867. Patty. (d. b. May 26. J/ass.. . b. Lucy (b. March 24.Bellingham. Herbert Leon. 29. 1804 Levi. Lydia. Oct. Smith of Henniker . 5. Luc3%d. 1804. b. 1861. Lydia and Lucy. 5. 8. 1839. Aug. Dec. Jones of Dracut. Pruda (b. Rhoda. verhill. Oct. John M. Sept. m. 1837. March. 1840. 1837. 3rd. b. Aug. b. Jan. He d. b. 1854).h. Ai)r. Hed.1855. Helen Maria. June 1. 1879. Aug. . ette. 8. 1881. b. 1803 d. b. /S'o?o?i'). : MATTHEWS. 1877. Daniel. 16. B. 16. Children: Boardman. 1792 d. b. 1879.^ Matthews mira Crossett .^ (b. 30. Children: (d. 1806.^ Mason (Stephen SA of Dublin) b. m. 24. Feb. Sept. 1st. young. 5.22. Mass. 1859) . in Marlborough m. d. b. 1838. 24. m. 12. Mary L. d. 24. b. . Nov. John H. 21. Solomon. . Aug. 8. 1862. Abigail and Nancy. 1866. 1805 Bowman of Henniker. 7. 1815. Edwin lins. daughter of Eliphalet Holbrook. Nancy. 1843 John H. Jan. young. June 15. 24. July Children Ger4. 20. b. Jan. 1840) daughter of Joseph Col- Children: Hattie. Mexico. b. James Henry. 1846).Matthews (Solon^ of 1763 . Olive.^ Solomon. Dec. Aug. 6. Apr. 1801. Martha Adams. LoOct. June 10. Jan. d. 29. Jan. 1833.). . 1790. 2nd. Feb. Etlwin Bowman. March 29. .^ SoIon'^).'* Matthews (Levi. Mass. 11. JNIass.. 6. b. 16. Charles H.. June All children b. . 1888). Anna Agenore. . Levi Farnsworth of Fitchburg. 1859. 15. m. June. 1873. Aug. Woods of Henniker. Moses 0. Philip 6. 30. July 28. trude Rush. b. 1833 1835 m. Sept. 21. 12. m. d. He d. 3. 1849 m. Jan. 25. m.. m. July 28. 1793 d. d. . m. Jan. . 1830.. 1st. Aug.. 1814 d. 1806. 1841. Oct. Children: Maria Antoind. Sept. Anna. b. March 31. Lula G. 1857. Apr. 1812. 1807. Lum. Solomon. b. Floyd Oren. 1838. Jan. N. b. Mass. Nancy Jane.. b. cina. 20. 1873. in . Oct. . 8. 1841. b. of Marlborough. George G. . d. . Aug. 1806. b. 10. 8.. 21. b. E)ffle Ann. {Solomon. Shaw . b. 1861. Broolcjield. Nov. 403 Orson L. June . Anna. b. Daniel W. b. Mass. Farnsworth of P^itcliburg. Sept. 1886. 1. 3.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. . 1795 d. 30. b. 1867. Y. July 9. 1797.

dren Betsey Holbrook.. removed from Athol to this town and d. 2iid. . Abbie J. Y. b. Mary Adams. 21.. 21. Abigail. Sally F.. 2nd. 1874. of Fit. Children Caroline Jane. 6. Sarali .. Dec. Sept. 8. bria. d. March 20. Aug. dren 3d. Richard R. Oct. Sept. Sylvester Tinker of Nashua. Dec. ni.Merriam (John^ of Barre. 1765 d. Talbot. 1810). where he m. . 1811..^ Robert. m. 1805. . Mary. about 1805. 1837. July 10. Caroline Jane. b. 22. 11. William^ Merriam (Jonas H. 1813. in Rindge. 1795. Eva jr. . b. mekriam. 1. in Cam- m. in 1832. . 14. . June 7. : . MEAD. May 12.. April 13. 1829. Sarah Harvey. (1). in Fitzwilliam. 15. 1846. 2nd.1888. 1847. m. 15. Ciiild. 1842. of Marlboro. d. 1881.). h. Bebe (b. Sarah. 1793. b. in Fitzwilliam ni. Jonas H. d. Oct. b. 26. 1836 d.S Mellen ^ 1778 . 1825. b..JoJm'^). 8. in IMarlow Benjamin7... 1851).^ Mead (Benjamin. (Robert^ of Holliston. in. . Robert. Sept. July 11. 1879. b. 1792.. Mass.404 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. He d. in Barre .^6. 1848. 1764 ni. 1857 she d. . 11. 30. in 1820. Annie Eihel. daughter of Otis Whitcomb. Nov. 1865. b. 1806 Dec. 1808. 9. 17. Joel.^ Daniel. 1851.^ Simon^) m. . Nov. Minerva C. JoEiJ Mellen {Joel. 1865. : Apr. b. 1886. 1849. m. 1st. He d. about 1836. Ilerrick of Chesterfield (b. . Mead (John^ of Hillsborough). 1858. 16. . Benjamin F. Clark B. b. L. Frances Jane (b. m. J0E1. Holbrook. 1st. b.. Sept. in Fitzwilliam. Aug. N. 1828. Caroline Warting had three chil. Thomas-. Oct. 8. ni. Alonzo Ballon. April 2. h.). b. Children : . 1821 . and she m. Apr. diuighter of James Ball of Antrim. 2. 1862 Willie E. 1861. Dec. Oct. Oct. b. Mass.5\villiam. b. 1802). daugliter of Isaac Jackson. N. Mary (b. Bemis. 6. mellen. Benjamin F.. George Bucklin. Oct. May 31. March 12. 20. daughter of William Ilolbrook.'^ Henry. 5. 8. b.. 1828). Jul}' 20. Jan. Aug. b. May 5. April 6. 28. June 2. 10.1842. Children: Laura Ann. in Fitzwilliam. 16. Mass. Mass. Ramsdell. . Sept. Apr. Simon^ of Framingham. b. Daniel. Russel Ballon. April 18. 21. Springfield. 1811 "^ . Esther Eliza. July 11. Sept. Aug. Thomas. 1875.'^ Henry. Muicli 1834. b. 1875) m. Cyrus Foot of May 31. E. ni.~ John^).. m. had seven children went to Cambria. m. Y.

1872). b. Eiiieline (b. .. Mass.. m. 1840 m. Knight. Ebenin . Children Lydia. ezer Coburn of M. Aug.. Nalium^).^ Metcalf Anna Norwood. b. d. Apr. 1872. 1838. 30. Hannah (b. Metcalf. b. b. May 5. bert b. 1840. 21. They went west. 18. 1st. Sarah Blodgett. 29. 30.. . Martha M. 405 METCALF. of Winchester. Caleb H. m. d. Ellen Chase. Reuben Worcester 2d. Apr.b. Marlboro. 30. 1. May 21. 1870. Knight. 1812 . 1820. Her1. Lydia (b. 12. 31. Ralph^ Metcalf {Nahum^ of Keene) Woodcock.. 12. b. m. W. 2nd.. Hugh Mason of Marlborough 2d. b. William H. 14.. b. 1822 . 1818. Apr. Nov. William. . . 1840. 1814). b. N.. d. John W. b. 1837. Shepley W. Jan. 7. b. Mar. b. Dec. . Dec. b. 1843. b. Sept.. Sadie McAllister of Boston. May 10.. Chil- John W. 13. in Harrisville.. 30. 9. 1835 d. Apr. ^ m. . 1847. 1847. 1838. 1832. 12. 1847. 1844 1837. April 12. about 1758 m. 4. Mar.. William. d. Eastman. gett) . d. William H. 25. Dec. W. Nov. 1807 . Jonas Lawson. Ellen. 12. Jan. Apr. March 13. 30. Lydia Goodiiow of Franiingham. Mar. b. Lawson^ Moore (Latvso7i^). 20. . Apr. b. 1786 m. 1872. b. May 10. 1814. . Mary E. daughter of Jonas Blod. Lawson. Dec^. m.. May 7. Children: m. .^ Metcalf {Tries'^. : MOORE. 1843. : daughter of John Haile he d. 1840. Dec. Erdix S. Abigail Children: Abigail Mariah. June 11. Adaline George^ Metcalf {Nahum^ of Stone of Keene.~ Nahum^). b. 20. b. Sept. Feb. Eliza Ann. H. 1834 d. d. in 1840. in. 1848. daughter of James Olcott. b. 1795 d. 30. Charles W. . b. 30. 1814. Dec. 1837. 3 Metcalf {Irus. Dec. b. Vt. Lucina M. b. of Winchester. 17. 1815 . : Lawson MooRE. Jan. 1851) dren Emma. Dec. 1798. Charles W. Children George E. Olive Louisa. 1st. an infant. d. (Jj-ms. 1791 m. . in 1840. Emma E. 1st. Keejie). Mass. b. m. Mary Ripley. 1791. . Irus"^ Metcalf (N'aJmm^ of Keene). Mar.^ JSfaJmm^). 7. 1825. of Jamaica. . b. b.GENEALOGICAL RECOEDS. m. Mass. Shepley Charles. m. 5. Apr..

. George. Oscar L.'* Moore ( William.Laivson^). b. b. April 17. June 11. 1858. May 25. 1884 . 21.. . Priscilla (b. Children: Emogene P. July 31. m. Sophia Packard came from Winchester.. . William^ Moore (Lmoson.^ Laiv son. 1863. 2. H. Mary Edith. 1854. m. 1872. 1867 Apr. Mar. m. b. 1860). Feb. Scott. July 31. Wilson. 31. Ciiarles T. 1855 6. d. Dec. 1883. Jan. 1860 . 4. 1834 d. Children : Herbert Lawson. 1881.. He died July 12. 1858. Nor. d. Angeline. 1860. Aug. Clarissa Heaton of Kcene (b. Apr. Eames. Frank H. Aug. Had William. m. 24. Dec. 1848. b. 4. Mayl5. ^ Lawson^). all removed from . Aug.. 23. Sophia.. b.^Aug. 13. 1848 . b. May 10. 1834. m. 22. . Jan. 29. July 20.Morse (William^ and Sophia) had Mary Eliza. Taogard of Marlborougli.. h. 1853 May 29. 1827 m. daughter of (b. 1847 ra. Aug. Fanny. Julius AV. h. 1820 . 1861 . 1829 m.. 21. Francis. (b. morse. Dexter Burbee of Keene. 18. 15. 1866. Miss Castle and removed from S\vanze3\ 8.. 6. 1829). d. b. Sept. Children Clara Frank Elizabeth. 7.. George H. Aug. Eames. Oct. July 20. . m. . d.^ Laicson. 1841. d. Hannah. 1880). Aug. March m. May 2. 13.. removed to Winchester. daughter of Henry Smiih . b. 26.Lawson'^). Charles W. 25. b. 1837. 1851 m. b. Gertrude M. Aug. daughter of Tristan Aldrich..^ Laiuson^). Nettie E. 19. 1852. in California May 25. 1877. Charles E. 1884.. . 1834.3 Eusebia Moore {Lcnvson. 1886. 8. Emily J. b. Julius W. b.. 1858. Mary E. 26. HISTORY or SWANZEY. Mar. Jan. m. b. Michigan. man A. d. Georgf: H. 1849. Aaron L. Oct. Sept. 1845. b. Apr. Aug. Oct. Charles Castle. Ellen R. Ellis Boyce of Chesterlield. d. 1850. 21. b. b. ^Mooke {Laivson. Zadock. b. 1825). 1890. : . Robinson of Keene. May 28. b. 24. b. b.^ Laioson. 1825 m. . 9..406 . Jonas L. of Keene. William G. 1852. Mar. Nov.. 1832. m. June 24. William Morse. 1853.^ Lcnvson^). 1846. Oct. 1878 d. town . 14. Lawson. b.^ Moore (Jonas L. b. Francis. 1.'* Moore {WiUiam. . James C. b. 28. Augustus "Woodward of Marlborougli. Jolui W. May Resides in Grand Rapids. July 8. Charles T. 1880.^ Laivson^ ) b.

b. 30. Mary Seaver. Woodward. June 25. March 15. John. Robert B. Elisha. 1869. Henr^' Morse). April 28. 8. Oct. lives iu Boston. m. 407 Hexrt Morse. June 14. Mary M. 1847. b. at East Windsor. March 1. Morse had Henry. June 13. 2d. . 2. Mary Brackett (b. 1860. is came from Cbarlesto-n-n in 1773 and settled town on what (b. June 28. 1823. Aug. Baxter Mckdock and liam. b. Feb. 31. in Thomas W. b. 1843. Dec. now . daughter of Dan. Samuel Barker of Eindge. 24. m. By her had Sibley (d. .. 1796. 1818 (d. John Whitcomb.1882. Lizzie (b. March 19. . Joseph Starkey. in tills b. Sarah D. and Mrs. Sept. d.. 1840. 10. Henry. b. Esther.. Charlotte. Julia E.. Bishop of Troy. 12. Polly. of ^Yilliam Elisha Mdnsell.^ Mdrdock (Baxter^) ra. James Clark. b. b. Delia A. b. April 23.. MUNSELL. Esther. Susanna Fish. Emil}'. Mary Hurd. m. 1793 m. of New Ipsivich). July 23. b. April 18. 5. June26. in b. He ra.. Mr. ra. Feb. b. Denver. Esther Pidge Children 1778.. b. Wil- Edwin. m. d.. Nov. . Conn. d. 1789 m. 1825. Mary. b. He June 27. William Rider of this town. Susanna. April 11. Henry^ Morse {Henry ^~ Henry^). 1830 (dau. 1787. b. and lives d. 1819. 8. 1822). Had by her. b. Had Henry H. 1869. 1825. 1827. 1772 d. 1834. m. 1884. Children: Walter Jefferson. 1791.. Miss Crane. : 1889.2 Murphy' {George^. young. wife had Jacob B. Robert B. : . June 14. Mass.. Waitstill. Nov. Aug. 1733. March 13. in Troy . . ra. 1835) he d. 6. the "Jonathan Clark Farm" Aug. Phebe. 1840. 1841. 1792 m. Jacob B. 8. 1765 m. iel Jksse W. 20.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. MURPHY. Dec. 1866). a Mr. 1821.. March 4. Stephen D. May 10. b. Henry. b. June 27. : 1733 d. widow of Benjamin Frost of Marlborough (b. Aug. LucyC. 2d.Mdrdodgh (Thomas Jefferson^). Lucy and Lydia Elisha. 1819). 1845. Henry^ Morse {Henry^) b. of Capt. June 16. 27. m. daughter Wright and removed to the state of New York. MURDOCK. 1856. Dec... July 1789. about 1830) he d. 2. . aged eightj'-four years) A. .daughter of Merrick Worcester. and Elisha reside Keene. m. Aug. m. Children (of Mrs. Harriet. Isaac. Robert. MURDOUGH. 1816 17. Col. William. 2d. Isaac. Frost) Charles. .

Hiram T. 1868. b. Mar. in b. Dec.^ Nathan^ of liichmond). 1823. NATLON. Lewis. m. Flora . I. Jan. May 25. Had three children Mary H.. 1823). 9. 1820. 1.. Walter D. Feb. 27. 1855. . Calvin^ Newton {Luther^ of Marlborough). Children Edgar L. Emma F. b. . b. (b. b. . d. 1845. 11. of Winchendon. Simeon B. b. Cyrus Peck Thomas Naylon. Mary (b. March b. 2d. Dec. m. 1884. Emily B. m. daughter of Alwiu Hill ofHighgate. Lizzie (b. Chester L. 1874. 1867. 1850. 7. 1881. which was Emma M. at Keene). in 1824 ni. July 31. 1880.. 27. daughter of John and Harriet Cham- NEWTON. Vt. Leon: ard A. (b. in Alstead. Benjamin Nadow. Pedee (b. Feb. 1866. Sept. 1871 m. Jewett IMann. Dec. ni. 1st. 11. 1889. of Winchester.. 1858. Alvin2 Nason (Ziba^ of Marlhorough). in Swanzey). m. 12.. in 1821 .1841 d. 1863). Vt. 1858. 1847). m. Nov.^ Newell (Nathan F. 1883. He resides in Michigan. Nittrowr. daughter of N. John S. Oct. 1800 m. m. Children Charlotte Jane. Alvin .. Newell. Nellie I. who m. b. b.. 1832). of Richmond. 12. 21. 1. Vt. July 26. July 11. Feb. Lovisa (b. March 4.. 1791.. Aug.. : . Charles Bouvier. E. b. daughter of Jonas and Rhoda Garlield m. 23.. ni. m. Dec. 12. William Flagg. Lane. Jan. b. James R. . 1889.408 HISTORY OF SAVAXZEY. : . NASON. daughter of Luke Harris. at Hanover.. Mass. Rogers. 27. NADOW. of Montpelier. 6. June nelson. March 25. ni. in Westport. Nathan F. W. Emma J. Susan Lovina. 15. Aug. daughter of Jonathan Bailey. b.. 1847. 30. Sally (d. berlain. daughter of Reuben Newton. Josephine Hattie N.. George F. Oct. Apr. 1828. Feb. Maria. daughter of Silas Whitcomb he d. Vt. 1844. of Southboro. Leonard A. . Nelson. He d. 1802). 27.^ Newell {Nathan^ of Richmond). NEWELL. Oct. Louisa E. Robert Cotts of Windsor. m. Jan. b. leaving a family 18. 1827 d. in Swanton. 6. Knight. 21. b. b. 1862 . Child: James Garfield. March 14. Nov. July 17. 10. 1869. b. 3. 1866.

Feb. NICHOLSON. 1793. ^iiaakmC^ uel. Nov. in Troy. Children . Loina O.^ Jo siah. Nov. John Nicholson ra. Had Joseph Eliza F.'^ Samuel. (b. Davenport of Petersham. P€nn.^ OKK.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS.^ Isaac. March 4. m. 26. Jan. June : John Stratton=^ Nittrowr {Eipley. Josephs. •Daisy G. July 11. July 25. IMai-ch 24.. July 15. Henry C.Paren^).. 1873. 1. m. NrCHOLS. 21. 13. 26. ra. of Hancock .^ Josiah." Oakman {Joseph B. 1843) daughter of Benjamin Mason. Alvira . Nov. George W. eight cliildren Orrin F. 1873. Children: Clara A. daughter of Ben- jaraiu Nadovv. Lydia Cooper. 19. Richard N. 16. Jan. 1857. d. Feb. 1889. Howes. in Chesterfield. Orrin F. April 14. OAKMAN. in Wendell. Ellen L. Lucretia Leboiirveau fd. NITTROWR. 5. 1874. 1841. Apr.. Mass. Me. 27. Ripley^ Nittrowr (Pctren^ of Blossbiirg. Feb. 409 m.. MicAjAH. Jan. 3d. Sally Elmina (b. Aug. only two have been residents of the town. Andrew Nichols m. Hannah N. 1866. March 29. 22.^ Samuel. May 12.. Louisa E. Sabra (d.).^ Josiah. 1871 d. 2n(l. : Of these. Mass. adopted daughter of ."^ Sam1836 m. John Stratton. 1871). May 13. Martha Ann. 26.^ Oakman {Joseph L. m. Howe. June 11. Esther Page. Mary W. m. 1846 m. 1792. b. of Svvanzey. He d. Florence H. m. b.. 1840) of Keene.'n{Joseph L.. . 1811.^iPi. Francis Nichols m. July 12.^ Samuel'^ of Sjmrwinh River. Joseph L.. 1866.)..^ Samuel.. Feb.. May 30. b. Mary Nickerson of Provincetown. Dec. Samuel^). 1783. 18.. Alexander. Mass. 16. ^ Samuel. 5th. b. daughter of Reud.. m. 1849). 26. Sally Hart (d.^ Samuel. 1853. 1827. 1876. Dec 17. 1850). 1851. 22. Walter F."^ b. 1844.^ Samuel^). NORWOOD. 24. 1781. of Dublin. 1857. J. Oct. Lucretia 14. b. 13. 1861. . 1866. 1842. William C.'' Joseph B. 6. Nov. (b. March Lucy Bishop. 1833.Norwood {Charles^ of Richmond).^ Isaac. m. Oct. 1787. b. b. ben Worcester. March 15..h. He 1871). Jan. Mass. 4tli. b.^ Isaac. daughter of Joel 4.

Aug. b. Au^. b. 30. Children Lucy. went to Edoni. 2d. Josiah Leach. Hannah. Emily. 29. in 1776 m... (b. Eliza. Dec. Aug. Malinda (b.^ Oakman {Orrin F. ra. 29. Feb. 1788. 1861 m. 1812. 1805. 1st. b. May 17.^ Joseph L. . May 23. Hannah Jan. ni. she field. 111. 1. March 23. 1832. IlannMli. Apr... 1811. 8. 1832. 1805. 1st. b.. b. Otis. May 6. Joseph Cross. d. Sept. Benjamin. b. 31. Sarah. Aug."^ Samuel. in 1739 d. Bolles. Dorothy. Children Silas Hill of Keeiie. b. Barney May 30. Lydia (b. Walter 1885. Dec. 1859). 1779. d. daughter of Charles L. m. 1764 m. . 15.^^ Isaac/' Samuel. Benjamin^ Olcott {Benjamin^). he d. d. b. b. 10. Besides in 8. Sept. . Mary II. Feb. d.^ Josiah. Mary.. 1. b. in 1764. Lydia. 3.- SamneU). Josh- ua Sawyer. (b. ni. Anna. Hazel Green. 1831). Aug. Iowa. b. Sept. Aug.Benjamin^).. Otis. Dec. OCKINGTON. 1766. Nov. m. in of Peter3 Holbrook. b. Feb. m. June 25. Thomas Ockington. m. B. 1855. 1813. 1783. 1783. .. Mary 1859). . Farm is in ChesterBela Prouty d. Nov. He d.. b. 1838.tamin Olcott. 1812. Dec.. Naomi Joseph N. m. 1872). b. Vt. He d. 26. Jan. 23. 1799. 1779. A. Aug... 1. Metcalf.Olcott {Benjamin^). m. 1779. July 12. Jotham Whitcomb m. b. 1873. m. d. daughter Children : Infant. 'b. 26. James. b. II. daughter of Ivory Snow. 1. 1780. 20. 1805. 2d. Ball. She came to this : .J Joseph . in 1766. : . . in 1732 ni. 1830. h. daughter of Peter^ Holbrook. b.. Taft of Winchester. 1835). 21.^ James Olcott {James. James H. .. and lived with her daughter Sarah.410 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Cum- niings. Balding. . b. Caleb Sawyer. Ziba Ware. April 15. m. March 26. Caleb 1814 b. 7. March 23. m. June b. Dolly. Oct. 7. b. Elisha Wiiitcomb. 1766. Abel Wilson. m. Hannah. m. daughter of Leonard Pemberton. in 1747. Bkn. Oct. 18. d. Feb. m. 1806 . . 30. Jonathan Lampson. 1829). Anna M. H. May 29. daughter of Elijah C. 1819 m. 1804. Mary . 2d. F. 6. 19. James. OLCOTT. town aliout 1819 m. Lucina. 17.Olcott (Benjami)i^). Jan. (d. 9. 12. Enoch H. 1810. William. 1834. 1821 1832. 1796. 1808. Naomi Ciimstock (b. m.

Jan. daugbter of Peter Holbrook of Whitinghani. in Exeter. Minnie E..5). Sept. 1807. 1. b. b. 1777. May 3. George W. John . 27. . 1839 m. city. Feb. 1850. "Willis about 1815. b. d.Osgood Esther (b. m. Vt. Rufus W.. 1765. 1772. b. b. {Elijah'^). b. 18.GENEALOGICAL EECORDS. m. 1860. 1836. New Ipswich 1839. March 411 8. a twin. 1769 m. d. 1767. b. 1833. Y. Nov. Oct. 14. in N. 21.. d. Children: Charles J. 30. 1866. Apr. Jan. Laura (b. Children Maria Y. m. Oct. 1851.. 1787. . 1868. in N. Y. Francis E. Dec. Elijah and Marj' Osgood were the ancestors of the Swanze}^ OsChildren Snl)mit. Dec. Hills. Rebecca. Aug. daughter of Samuel Children: Elisha. b. Aug. in 1. Benjamin "Williams. 1790 d. Elijah^ Osgood {Elijah^). Child: OSGOOD. Asaph Lane. 1793. in Illinois. b. Children all b. Daniel Osborn. P. Bertha. 1863. Y. 1851). May 3. 181. b. in Swanzey. Dec. mond. March 21. b. (b. 26.^ of Atliol. Barnes. d. in Swanzey. Feb. he d.^ Oliver 1837 . Aug. Mr. March 2. Sept. March 3. b. 1). b. 1866. 26. b. 1771. Amanda : George. Francis E. 1788. 1776 d. : Elijali. George^ Oliver {George^ of Athol. 27. 1864. Henry Clinton. Dec. Mass. 25. Vt. 3. h. 1858. 1772.). Sept. b. Francis Elliot. Mass. goods. Dec. b. m. : . b. Carrie N. Nov. Oct.. b. IG. Oct 16. 1767. 4. Conn. in New Ipswicli. 1842. 16. Aug. Jan. Feb. George W. 13. June 11. April 19. m. 16. 1. b. 1788. b. 1864. Aug 7. 1778 m. Aaron Ham. 1862. March . Ezekiel. widow of Gideon Sally. daughter of Elijah Lane. OSBORN. 30. An infant. 1860. 29. at MattawMU Josephine H. Sept. . m. Apr. 18. 1771. {Oliver. Chamberlain of Stockbridge. 8. Sabriua. May 31.. 6. 4. Dec. 25. Feb. m. March 1797. Luc}-. Sarah. Sept. 1834 d. Oliver. Oliver. 16. 1837. city. 3. Hiibbell of Mattawan. Ezekiel.). 22. in New Haven. bapt. Dec. h. Lydia. d. in Illinois. Sept. 1808. Sept. daughter of Roger Thompson.3 Oliver {George. 11. 20. He d. Oct. Elizabeth. 1867. 1869. Herbert H. 16.. 1860.'^ C. 7. Maria P. d.. 21.'^ George^). Oct. 1835). b. N. OLIVER. Lucy. in. 14. Henry d.!). 1866. b. 1765. . 18.

Esther Maria (b. 1803. David. Lauren. June 2. 1834. b. Sarah. 27. 1859.412 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. July 30. May 6. Esther. 1799. b. Calvin.. d. Mass. ni. b. b. 1777. Rachel. Samuel. 23. 1811 Apr. Sarah Sarah. 17-^2. 3. page. 1797. Feb. Apr. 1.rr\. m. Rachel. April IG. Mov. 1788. daughter of Roger Children: Arvilla. U. 1795 d. Ephraim. 1792 Elizabetli. Sarah H. of Josiah Hammond. m. b. d. 1818. m. S. . Joel Wliitconib. 20. March 11. m. lin Howard. b. 1806. Benjamin. b.. 1827. Alvah Thompson. June 5. 1787 m. Children: ancestor of the Page family of Swanze}'. Jan. 12. Sept. . Adaline. daughter of Josiah Rawson of Warwick. July 17. 1814. d. 18.^ Roswell Ezekiel'' m. (Ezelciel. b. 1777. 1840. 1859. Dec. 1802. in Keene. b. m. kiel. daughter uel Belding. b. 1830. Ephraim. 14. Bela Child of Thetford. June 11. July 30. b. b. Thomas Applin. b. 19. m. Alva Wliitconib. Dec. daughter of SamChildren: Sally. b. Otis "Vriiitcomb. Charlotte. Oct. Osgood {Elisha. Child: Helen. Abraham^ Page (SamiieP). 1788. Osgood {Ezekiel. April 18. Poll}'.Elijah^). Roswell Satwell. daughter of Jesse Thompson. Czarina. Sept. ra. 1801. 4. 26. m. daughter m. Louisa. Elisha^ Osgood : Jan. He d. 1810. b.. 1810. 1792 . d. 12. Thompson.Elijah^). Abigail. 1866). 1777. Eze Feb 1780. Aug. b. 1818.1773. d. m. 1. Jid}' 5. Alinira. b. Mar. 6. m. 1818.. 18. Ezekiel. Nov. April 10. Oct. Woodward. 1781 . 184C. m. 1786. Benjamin. d. Olive (b. 1810. 1770. June 23. Sybil Follett. d.Page (SamueP). Sept.^ Elijah^). Apr. Clara. 18. Joshua . July 14. 10. Sept. Sept. FrankApril 22. Ezekiel^ Page (SamueU). 1868). 1779. 1775. 1807. Goodnow. 24. b. Ezekiel. . Abraham. 17. b. Feb. 11. b. 17. of Samuel Belding. E[)hraim Mathews of Keene .h. m. 19. Samuel Page. in. 1808. ni. b. m. Oct. Children Ezekiel. 29. Aug. Solomon Hazeltine. Elliot. Jan. 1809. 30. July 15. b. b. Sept. Vt. Oct. 1802. b. Apr. Jan.^ Ezekiel. 1802. 1. 1788. 30. Philena. b. 13. Feb. d. Jan. 1819. 19. 1790. Allen Harauiond. Elisha Munsell. b. 19. March 18. James bapt. m.

. March 12. 1860. Raj'^. Sarah L. Jackson. Abigail. March 13.. N. June 28. b. Orlando. 25. 2. E<la : George G. 1862. m. Children Aiavilla M.. Lillian A. b.'^ EzeTiiel. b. Parker. b. 1842 m. 29. Gates. 26. daughter of Israel Applin. Dec.^ Samuel^). IdaE.'* Henry m. b. dreth.. ra. 26. land of Keene. 10. 26. Mam. Charles Ezekiel"* Page {Leander.. h. 1811. Apr. of Stowe. kiel Ira. 18. 1820. b. Ira^ Page (Ezekiel. 1852. Alice C. 1846. b. Henry L. B. 16. m. : 1841. 1805. 1852. F. b. Jan. Leandkr^ Page {Ezekiel. March 13.^ Samuel^). Anna E. b. 1877. 1851). Laura. b. June 20. 1873. Hannah Brown (b. 1802. Amos Hough. 9. April 27.^ 1848 . 1850. 1812. 1815. 1848. Feb. How- Apr.^ Samuel^). 1825 . Feb. 8. b. husband. 1880. daughter of Josiah Leach. Oct. Nath'l Sears. daughter of Josephus Handy. 20. Josie Maria.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Lucy Jackson of Guil19. Feb. ford. b. Miranda. 1st. 24. 1854 m. 1819). b. Alphonso Hil- David^ Page (Samuel^). m. 1850..^ Samuel^). b. 28. Feb. (Ezekiel. 1818. Horatio. 413 Jan. Ambrose. George. Jan. Sept. 15. 1883. 8. June 29. 27. b. b. 20. 4. 23. Almira.. b. m. Mass. William Sebastian. chiUl. Bradford Lampson m. 25. 1871. 1807.. . b. June m. Harriet."* Page {Leander ^^ Ezekiel. b. Luc}' Ann (b. Elsie E. b. 25. as her second Oct. Eze- March b. Feb. 16. 1818 . Aug. Dickinson. Dec. Children Marlborough. Children Guy. Ang. Sept. b. Lane. 1823). 26. Orlando^ Page 1847. Ernest M. 1877. b. (b. 1780 Children: ton. 7. L. Vt. 1855). Thompson.. Lewis Spoflford. Lyman May Leander. Sept. Eastman.. 1858). 1844 . Oct. d. Minerva. Nov. Jessie Ellen. b. b. Aug. 1808. 1875. O. June 25. Jan. P. 1805. b. Apr. . m. d. George G. Sept. 2nd. New York. 26. 15. Ephraira. b.'^ Sarmiel^). of Alexandria. Leander.^ Samuel^). Jan. 1857 ra. George E. . resides iu (b. b. 3. Harry. 1813.. Oct. 1847.. m. Cloutnian Ella E. Clara M. 24.. daughter of George W. m. Apr. A. (b. 1876. 6. 7. b. A Olive Augusta. March m. b. m. Page (Leander. 19. Children: Wallace. : 28 . b. EzeJciel.. daughter of Orren Dickinson. Aug. . Feb. March 24. b. rinda.. 11. 1820. Charles E. resides in Marlborough. and removed to the state of where he died. m.

m. 10. PARKER. 1812). 1814). b. William m.. 1. . Joshua. 1829. b. 8. : . 1771. d. Dickinson. m. 1878. Benjamin. June 12. Carlton. b. Nov. Aug. June 12. b. m. 1845 d. July 28. . E. 26. Swanzey. Dec. Oct. March 1828.. 1850. Lois Daniels 'wlio in d. Poll}'. March 11. M. 14. Amasa Parker and Sarah. 15. 3d. 2. Dec. daughter of Daniel Holbrook.Parker {Benjamin^). Daniel H. m. daughter of Ezekiel Page. daughter of Josiah P. 12. 1825. 1841. Nov. Mary Ann (b. b. Jan. 1829. 9. Nov. John W. 4. John Applin. 18. 2d. July 26. Sept. the widow of Alpheus Wright ni. b. Children Joshua. Nov. Susan (1). 1815 1840. April 18. 1842. Mary Ann Benson. b. 1793. . Susan Arvilla. Aug. 1769. Keene . Nov. 1860. 2d.Parker {Benjamin^') 19. 1803). March June 1.414 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Read d. 10. 1848.. Cordelia Elizabeth. 1804. Martha (b. . 1831 d. July 28. Oct. Alexander. Lucinda (b. had : Sarah. May 18.. .^ 16. 28. daughter Carlton. Florianna A. 16.. b. b.'^ Amasa^). 1842). Children Mary Ann. 20. Harriet b. 1812. 1808). 1798 . b. m. m. b. 1804 m. Dickinson. 1858. Pollen 1880. Joshua^ Parker (Joshua. . "W. 1805. 1806 . Dec. 21. 1834 Moses b. d. Sept. JosnuA^ Parker (Amasa^). 1830. 12. March of Asahel Randall. . Sylvia (b.. 3. Milan George. {Daniel^ of NeicmarJiet) h. Palmer Sept. in Swanzey. b. 8. : b. b.d. Koswell. 4. 1856). Lyman. Nov. Louisa (b. 1820. daughter of Joel Read he d. Dickinson. b. Sanford. 1803. Nov. D. . Benjamin Parker. 11. 8.S33 m. . June 2. 1841 Benjamin Franklin. bapt. daughter of Aaron He d. . He d. of Aug. 28. daugiiter of AVilliam Banks. June 8. Children: W. Dec. Feb. July 5. Arvilla. . PALMER. Sarah. 1771. 6. m. bis wife. 1864. Jan. Nov. 1st. 9. 1817. 1793. 1842 1843 m. 1. Hills. b. Aug. Japheth. Children: Benjamin. Lyman. bapt. Dec.Parker (Benjamin^). July 17. Children Joseph L. 25. : b. b. daughter of Samuel Eliza. . 24. 1843. Ai)ril m. . Two infants d. m. 16. Aug. Wright. 1805. ^ b. RoswELL. nL. Feb. George Talbot.

Ebenezer2 Parsons {Be'iijamin^). m. 10. m. 1794. 2.. Nov. in Springfield. 9. May 12. . Mrs. 17. m. Parkinson. He d. July Mary McAUester.. daughter of Philemon W. March 17. 9. I.. Betty. m. July 5. Aaron. 1874. March 27. 1873. b. 21. Knight. Oct. July 7. Dec. . Damaris (b.^ Lyman. 2(1. March 12. Mass. Feb. 1741. 1874. May 24. 18. June 15. d. Oct. d. 1843.. 7. daughter of Shepley W. m. July 21. 20. 1668.^ Benjamhi^) b. widow Mary Forbes (b. 17. Children Clarence ni. b. Jennie : John Parker. b. Frank Horton of Providence. dren: An infant. Thomas W. Orianna E. Daraaris. 1752. . 1849 PARKINSON. R. Lillian S. m. Abbie I. in Canada July 2. Flora Whiting of Pennsylvania... Martha Bliss of Springfield.Perkins. A b. 13. 1653. 1843. 8.^ Parker (Lymari. d. b. 1820. Nov. 1772. 2d. b. 6.. in Palmer. Mass. Chil1831). Oct. 415 JosKPH L. d. 8. March 2. Children Harry C. Nov. 21. Jan. Mass. 1740. 1st. 1771 d. b. Silas. of Rutland. m. 1781. (b. 1869. 1778 . Jan. S. 21. 1791. 1797. Dec. m. b. Mass. He d. Joseph Parker. 1723. in Svvanzey. Nov. b. Abigail. . Aug. . 1771. Nov. . in England. m. Nov. b. Ralph J. Feb. 1820. M. Jan. July 23. 20. Abbie L. b. 1850).. tis. b. Ida I. Dec. 1790. 14. b. m. July. Aug. 1774. 15. 1880.. Foster. daugliter of Martin Stone. Fob. 1773. July 24. Polly Williams.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. Children : (b. . Clarence A.^ Benjamin^). Conn. 15. 12. 1796). m. 1781.^ Ebenezer. 1776. 1848). 5. 1852 ra. 1844. March 15. 1st. . N.^ Benjamin^). John TSIarble. b. 1848 ra. John Marble of W^inchester d. Lysauder Cur: . d. Ann (d. April 2.^ Benjamin^) b. Sept. Josiah. March 8. d. b. in Springfield. b. ni. . Oct. 1888. b. Jan. b. 1867. Oct.. 1844. 1880. PARSONS. 6. 1796. Benjamin^ Parsons {Ebenezer. Sarah Vore of Windsor. 18. in Swanzey. daughter of David Whitcomb of Bolton.3 Parker {Lyman. 1. Aaron^ Parsons (Benjamin. March 20.^ Benjamin^). Benjamin Parsons. 1696. . 1798. 15. Dec. b. Fred F.^ Parker {Joseph L. 1869). May 29. Benjamin F. 17. 1775. Nov. 1885. 24. 1689. Jan.h. 1770..

2<1. She m. 1859. . b. June 1. 5. May 24. 31. Feb. 1847. 1838. 1888. May 15. m. Jnly JosiAH^ Parsons (Aaron. An infant. min^). m. Apr. . May 24.. I). Oct. 31.^ (b.'^ Benjamin. whod. 1822. Apr. Apr. N.^ Benjamin'^). d. Alcisb. m. 1852. Louisa Ann.28..^ Benjamin^) . 1838. Mass. 1773 SiLAs^ Parsons (Aaron. 1886. Ang. Y. Dolly W. Ma^. 13. Mai'ch 15. d. 1869. 24. 1847. Nattalla (b. 1806. b.. daughter of Edward Goddard.^ Anron. 1808. . : b. Oct. (b. daughter of Roswell Whitcomb . m. 3. . 1882. He Children Orlow E. Jan. d. Nov. Mny m. . m. Sept. Nov."^ Benjamin. of Vernon.. Daniaris. May 28. 28. 1840. . d. 19. Feb. 6. 21. . 1781 m. 5. 17. June 19. Feb. m. Silas Haskins. New Salem. 24. 1818 m.. May 25. b.^ Eheyiezer. March 25.'^ Benjamin. (b. d. Dec. 2nd. 1820 . b. 1809. Ang.^ Aaron. Aaron Stone of Camden. 1812. . 1. Newell J. 1st. 14. JosiaJi. Simeon Cook. b.^ Benjamin. Children Nathaniel F. b. 1816). 22.416 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 15. 5. 1838. Damaris. m. 1858 d. SiLAS^ Parsons (Silas. 10. 1807. Louisa Ann. . 1809 d. . Jan. . 24. 16. 1812 m. Sept. : . daughter of Fisher Bullard. 1861. IMay m. 11. . 1857. duugliler of . danghter of Aqnila Ramsdell m. 1817. Dec. 1832. 1844 Clifford Smith of Boston d. July 13. Dec. Sept. Children : Oct.. 1848)^ daughter of Nathaniel Fish. 23. 1833. b. 1809. 4.'^ Ebenezer.'^ Benjamin^) b. d.. Levi Davis of Acworth. d. 30. Jan.^ Eben- Benjamin^). Oct. Oct. 1859. 31. Vt.^ Aaron.''' Parsons (David. Nancy B. July 27. Apr. 1846.. .^ Ehenezer^^ Bmjamin^). d. Mary Nattalla. 1869. .. b. Susan M. April 29. Dec. David^ Parsons (Josiah. . b.Benja8. of Silas. Esther G. d. 7. 1875. Dec. 18G5). 2nd. June 16. 1876. 1843.. N. 1st. 27. b.^ Ebenezer. 7. 1st. Smith of Camden. Feb. 29. b. Y. 1858. 1840). 1. 1815. 1848. 1782 d. Oct. b.. 1843 . 1880). Patience (d.'^ Benjamin. 1811. h. Feb. July 19. : . 1843. 12. 19. Oct. May 2. 22. Phinehas Stone. March 15.. Feb. b. . Patience. Y. 1793 d. 1822 m. 1839. 1870). 1890. G. Marinda. she d. May 3. (d. ta.^ Aaron. Josiah. N. Orlow ezer. Feb. Mary S. 1807.^ b. 180G. 1-805 . Leverett Bryant of Camden. 12. b.'^ Benjamin. Marinda. May 30. b. Mrs. 1815 m. Josiah^ Parsons {Josiah. 26.^ Ebenezer. 27. Jan. Hiram Hammond d. . Sept. 1876). daughter of Hubbard Williams. Children David. E. 2d. 4. Feb. 1840 d. Amanda. May 4. 11. Lucinda Colbiirn (b. b. Jan. Feb.

b. daughter of Asa Eraersoli of : S.May 11. June 5. 3. Children 417 Emma : don. b. Oct. d. (b. 1852). 25. Nov. 2. bapt. 1791. . b. in Cavendish. Dec. b. b. 24. 11. 17. 1785. b. . July 26.GENEALOGICAL KECORDS. b. m. May 12. b. March 25. Lilla Florence. 1845. 1848. Feb. b. b. in . Anna M. . Edward. . 19. 1875 d. Dec. 27. Elijah Carpenter. Nov.. in Win- Warren E. Apr. Mass. Nov. in Cavendish. Vt.. Jacob. daughter of John Harkness of RichFitchburg. Feb. daughter of Elisha of Troy. Apr. George Green. Lydia M. m.. April 20. Children: Edwin. m. b. Nov. Feb.^ Partridge {Edward^ of Marlhorougli). in Troy. 1872. Child: Clyde Ralph. Benjamin. David. 1840 m. Mary Silas B. 1784. 1788 d. Y. 1789 . in of Ludlow. March 18. 1883. 1789.. April 28. 1822. March 25. Minnie P. m. May m. B. b. b. May 18. 1814. Philander. Philadelphia. b. 1825. 6. b. (Silas J3. 1835. 22. 19. Lyman. . Sept. 1788. C. b.. 1852 1870. in Fitchburg). Vt. b.^ Edioard^).. b. 1821. 1787 . 1782. d. Angelina. 1819 d. Maj' 27. mond. peasley. b. 1831. in Keene). Dec. Oct. Elizabeth (b. 1821 (b. Miriam b. 14. Peasley. daughter of Joseph Turnev. Thankful 1. b. July 10. N. d. 1875. 1784. 1817. Jan. Marlborough. 1880. May 14.. d. 1785. (b. Isaac. PATCH. b. b.. chester. partridge. Leon Ros1884. 9. Amariah Partridge. S. Vt. in 1847. b. ra. 1882. David. Child : Fann}^. m. b. Apr. 1780. Emerson^ Partridge (Silas 14. 30. 1870 d. 1852. b. 6. 1851). 1797 .. Emerson. Maurice Emerson. Dec. Harvey Evans. b. Candace. 1828. March 13. Children Troy. Horace Starkey. Jacob Patch. 4. 1827. : . Benjamin. Aug. 1878. . F. 1883. 2. 17. He d. 1817. 1881. 25. March 15. 19. Nov. ra. Edward^ Partridge 1. Harry Tolman. Children: Phebe. Apr. 1848 . b. Dunn b. 16. 2nd. June Tolman coe. Oct. m. Feb. Feb. Miriam. May Eliza E. m.. Children Edward Ralph. 1884.Parsons (DavicP). 29. 1821. March 27. daughter of .Edioard^). March 17. 17. John II. Oct. of ClarenIda Louisa. 31. b. . 6. March 27. Mary Jane. C.

10. Dec. b. 1821. Jerry. Apr. 1860.418 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. Stephen dren Susan : Potter. Carrie E.~ 7. 16. Nov. 19. 1790 d. 1805. b. h. 1804. . 17. Amasa Winter. 24. 1786. m. b. b. 1831. 25. daughter of Jason Tyler. 1829. Tamasin. Jan. b. 1781. July 16. (b. Nov. Jo- Alpheus. b. 1863. 27. 23. 1855 m. 1781 m. 1839 . . 1866. Nov. 1845. Aug. lia. Lucy McCloud Child Edward. 1843). 1807. 24. June 25. Jan. Maria. b. June 30. . July 23. b. . June 15. May 25. h. Fila. d. 4. Of these John and Alpheus settled in Swanzey.^ Oliver^). Tamasin (b.. 21. 1. 1820. 1852. Chil(b. Oct. Dec. 1852. Oliver. b. 1814. 1852. Oct. d. 8. 1834. 1833. Nellie. 4. May 5. Feb. Dec. and Jairus lived in the town a number of years. 18. . : b. Nov. Children AdJudie. 1835. . 26. TECK. Feb. perry. George Taylor. 1867. Oct. b. Noah. 17. 1779 d. "1827). 1812. Lamson. Malinda Z. Apr. 1840. Rose. m. m. James W. 27. Apr. b. Sept. Oct. b. 2. W. Apr. Price of Keene. Nov. Nov. Margery. d. William H. 9. b. and had eleven children. Oct. Hi- ram. 10. March 23. 1805. Mass. Oliver Perry of Mendon. 1847. 4. Dec. 1 of Troy. 13. b. Lydia Deane of Keene. Nov. 4. 28. 1841. b. Bertie. Oct. Calidns d. h. Sept. 2. ra. PELKEY. 1862. Apr. 1818. Daniel Jane. 1808. b. Nov. 1852). Emily Billings (b. 27. 24. b. 1823 m. b. WiLLARD m. Nov. Perham (Sylvcmus^ ofFitzivilUayn). Amy Streeter settled in Richmond. b. m. 13. Oct. b. d. . Feb.. Harris. b. Feb. 1846 m. Iciiabod Peck. JaikuS" Perry {Oliver^^. 1810. 19. 1858. 18. Willie A. b. John2 Perry {Oliver^). Apr. Susan Martin^ Perry (John. 1807. 1839. 1831. b. Nahum. b. b. 28. PERHAM. June 28. of Richmond. seph. 1869. Children: Martin. March 16. 15. daughter of Esther Jane. Mary Jane. b. 15. 7. 13. 7. Jan. : . He d. . Aug. daughter of Harvey Blaiuling S. Dec..Perry {Oliver^). 1865). 1811. daughter of Moses Martin He d. 1815. 1807). 1829. David^ Pelkey {Alexander'^ of New York). (b.

2. d. Feb.. b. 1843 ra. 1879. 17. 1. b. Trask of Keene Sept. 1848. George B. March 29.. b. Carrie A. peters. 1861). Vt. Woodward of Alstead. Ora F. Chamberlain. June 29. Nov. 1856. Keene .. Peters. May 24. b. Y. 1880. 2. 30.. 1819. {Alplieus^^ Oliver^). b.. b. 419 b. daughter of m. Edwards of Needham. m. 7. Walter H. b.. ChiUlren George W. 1856 . b. Oct. b.^ . Ann Janette. 1846. Williams. 1866."* Perry (iVa7<rtm. N. b. Aug. Thomas N. m. 1st. 1814. 1841 Aug. N. T. Darius E. Child Emma F. .3 JoTin. Susan. daughter of Simeon H. m. . 6. Walter H. : . b. Ellen. b. removed to Mohawk. 1854. 1828. 1858. M. Elizabeth. in Rutland. 1870. 12. Mass. 1880.RebeccaP. Arethusa (b. 1856). b. Daniel W. Removed from town man}' j^ears Children : Caroline. taxed ago. 19. m..GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Jesse Peters. Aug. m. lie d. 29. m. .^). 1879. 26. Apr. in 1818. 1847. 1862 . Y. removed to Mohawk. b. N. J. July 6. Luc}' d. May 14. m.. m. Aug. Benjamin O. March 1. young. 1883. b. Severance of Alstead. ni. 1849 . Emma May Maria. Dec. John Esther. March 25. . John Q.. B. 1821. 1853 . March : Elmer E. Jan. Oliver^). 1811. 3. 4. HolHarmon H. March 25. 1. Mary A. Aug. Oct. Britton of Sabrina. ra. 29. 5. Jan. in m. Oliver^). 1847 30. Aug. Fisher. Dec. F.1858. b. Children 25. 1854 d. 7. daughter of George Martin of Richmond. Newell J. in Adams. 1817. 1842.. resides in Richmond. b. d. 1826 m. . Celinda . Oliver Boardman. 12. b. 18. Lawren W. Farnham of Keene. Children Francis R. Aug. 1843. Mary brook. b. Dec. 1854 . (b.'* Perry (Nahum. 2nd. Edward^ Perry 1840.^ Peters {Barnabas C.'^ John.. Clarissa. June 5. Aug.. Feb. May Byron D. Children: James.'^ : 24. 1836 Barnabas C. May d. Aug. . b. Edward July 2. Children : d. b. June 20. : 26. Emeline (b.. Willard of Winchester d. m. 16. 22. Gleason of Keene. April 21. Aug. m. Jefferson Thayer.. Charles Barnes. Aug. Orrin S. Sept. Long of Gilboy.2 Oliver^). Apr. h. 8. 24. . Y. 1. 1830. Alexander Perry. b. Surry. 1798. Luc}'.. Byron D. 1882. Nahdm3 Perry (Jo/i/i. b.. Mass. 16. 1821. Francis R. 1821). .

March 1. : Nov. 1885. 1876. b. March 20. Ciiarles Green. June 25. m. PIERCE. 1886). 1803 . b. 3 James^ Pierce (Javies^). m. Nov. 1878. m. 1806 m. 10. daugh: . Daniel W. 1856 m. Jan... Walter and Wallace. Dec. 10. Sept. 1849. 1849. 16. Jan. 1815. 1882. 25. Oscar J. Children b.. b. 11. . Feb. 816. 14. 1839. Julius D. 9. April 2. 16. M. about Aug. 25. 9. 1839. . Enoch. m. ra.. Nettie L.. m. "\V. Aug. Jan. 1873 Axalia E. A. Feb. b. 20. b. of Winchester. Jan. 1878. 19. 30. 18G5. 1848. b. Nellie. PI. May 31. N. 1849. 1849. . Children ter of William. 15. Dec.. 29. Way of Alstead . 1802 24. 1842.. Cumraings.- Lawren 9. Feb. July 20. Sept. 18ir>. 1796. Aug. . young. Aug. in Gettysburg hospital. 1881. 9 Nov. He d.. 25. (Jatnes^). : . 7. . m. 2d. daughter of Job Whltcomb. 1870. James^ Pierce. b. Bryant.Tan. b. 18>0. b. d. Feb. 25.420 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1828. Sarah. William b. (b. 29. 27. 1882. 1853. 1753 . . Mike G. Eliza S. Children: James. Amanda M. 30. 1802. Daniel W. Job AVhitcomb. 1865. of John Pierce. d. 1809 d. 1850). Aug. Sept. Jan. 4. 31. in 1773 d. resides in jMissouri.. d. Plui-f. June 28. (b. 1853. Nov. b. d. in 1769.DFF. . Freddie M. 1817). b. 19. d. b. 16. Oct. Morey. (b. b.. Polly. : Mrs. Peters (Barnabas C^). Oct. Clara O. in Vermont). Salmon Field . IlattieC. b. Lillian E. in Mohawk. 1808). Aug.. Pratt. of Northfield. 1795. Oct. June 20. b. Calkins . . Alvah^ Pierce (James^).2 Pierce well (b. 31. PLUMMER. Aug. 7. b. M. b. 1871. 1863. d.. m. 1844 d. William. Y. 1). Oct. d. Leafv He d.. h. 1842. . Oct. 1800 m. 22. Ursula Cald- 1. March 22. July 15. 1820. b. 13. Feb. James. Ella A. 1869. Martha. 11. 1805 . Aug. 1845 m. Martin D. b. Anthony Pierce. Axnlia M. 23. 1883. daughter of John Holbrook. 1807. Jan. b. Dec. 1846. 1796 m. July 7. Benjamin Whitcomb d. b. Nancy. 3. Jones Plummkr of Guilford. June 28. Children Alvah. m. ma}' have been brother . Chloe (b. SjuuIi A. b. Mass. 22. Sarah E. 1847) d. Dec. d. Aug. Dec. Ciiildren Edward J.Pierce (Ja^Jies^). Polly Stacy (b. 25.

2. 1852. b. Sylvia. Feb. May 12. 18. Oct. 1847. b. Feb. d. 1808. of Winchester. Nancy Agnes. 22. b. daughter of Arba Stearns resides in West Town . 5. Sliubael Seaver. Oct. 1829). . Hannah. b. . b. . b. jr. Jan. 1811. 17. Hannah. April 2. . Dec. 1817. . 421 Had d. 21. 7. b. b. Asa Jackson m. b. m. Irena. 1849. He d. Longley AVillard. 1st. in 1759 m. John Pierce. 1781. July 19. Calvin Field. b. Nov. 2nd. F. m. b. 11. Bar8. nard Wheeler. Frances E. b. Nathan Leonard of New York. 1817 ra. May 1. send. b.. in Suffleld. Yt. b. Oct. Moses Thayer. 1797. Shepherd of Northfield. Emma C. b. 1800. June 5.. m. 1777 m. John 1859. 7. 1783. Sarali. Selli Poraroy. 11. b. 1839 July 28. Sally. Albert T. Lucy. in 1756 d. b. March 3. Jan. David A. b. 29. 25. Mary nine children Zerne. Dec. Sept.. b. 20. March 25. Jan. 28. William H.. 1862. Nathaniel B. 1807. 1794. 1794. 1859. 1811 m. b. 1779. . b. Batlislieba. March 17. Nathaniel B. Oct. May 8. 1780. John.. 19. Emily. Putnam. 1807.-^ Se(h^). He d. 1.. d.. Levi Long. 14 1834. April 13. . Feb. . b. 7. 1822. 1841 1862. Eunice. George (b.1785. Feb.. 1817. 1816. . b. Conn. b. b. 1773. Benjamin^ Pomroy {Seth. 2. Benjamin. 1856 d. . 1835. daughter of George Hill. 1842. b. . Feb. March 27. Sept. 1820). m. d. 21. b. 1852 P. ra. 27. Edna Jane. m. 19.^ Pomroy (Seth. 1837. 1788 m. 13. May 17. Children: Seth. David Ballon of Richmond ui. Oct. . Jan. Charles C. 1809 m. July 25. 1st. 3. Hannah Bond (b.. Feb. May 29. May 26. 1815 . Anna. DickinPhilinda. 2nd. ni. in 1749 m. 17.). July 25. 1782.. 17. Ct. Cynthia. in 1804. Feb. . in Swanze}' Oct. Meribah.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Joseph Hill of Chesterfield. Oct. 6. b. Jan. Hannah Josephine. 1811.. POMKOY. Lester Taft.h. 1805. 1787. Nov. Mary (b. Feb. 4.^ Seth^). Children : Samuel. John. 1849. 1786. b. 1779 m. 1849. son of Northfield. Susannah. m. 1832). April 11. b. Sept. m. Feb. Mary. . Zachariah Field. 1792 . May 13. Ma}' 24. William Clark. b. 1792. 24. 11. March 5. m. Jan. Fall River. March 29. b. Children: Benjamin Preston. 1819. b. ni. 13. March 20. 1812. Frank Mather of b. Seaver. 1779. d. m. . b. 1843. April : . b. m. . of Winchester. April 3. Kidder. b. in Swanzey in 1810. Dec. m. d. b. Edna Jane. Dec. Seth^ Pomroy {Sem of Suffield. Seth Pomroy. Mary. Nancy S.

July 4. Aug. 1868). J. Feb. 11. 1863. b. Aug. Stephen. . July 29.. (b. July 5. Francis Jan. James C. 1839. 18. 21. (h. in 1766. in 1834. 15. 1869.. . June 7. He 2. 28. Elizabeth E. 5. in Chesterfield. 1826. b.. Isabel (b. daughter of Charles L. Aug. 6. Dec. 1786 d. Lula A. d. Porter {Noah^ of Marlbo)-ough) b. in Chesterfield. 12. Feb. Aug. in Townshend. 18G0. l<sr)4). 8. 1880. 1881. Jane . John A. 1824.^ Pomuoy Starkey (I). 1. Albert^ Pomroy (Benjamin. Byron3 Porter {Francis J. b. Children Lovell. Carrie E. Prudence (b. PRENTICE. 26. J.. d. ra. m. Dec. 2iid. 1878. Mary B. Vt. 1872 d.Dec. 1862. Nov. Apr. in. June 28. b. : Arthur E. 9.. Children b.. Feb. d. . 1835 . daughter of Josiah Read. John M. July 28.^ Seth^). Benjamin D. Ball.. Oct. 12. July 15. daughter of Amasa Ballon. d. 8. daughter of Harve\' Higgins. 1857. Lestina : . 21. POTTER. Children: Frank E. Byron. d.. . Sarah S. daughter of Mrs. b. 1857). (b. Aug. Ellen F. 1856. b. Feb.. b. 1886. b. Ij. in Townsend. 1831 . daughter of Moses Hills. 1838. 1853). 1816. . Nov. {Seth. Wood had Anna Jane. May 6.. 3. . Flo- ra M. 1860 . d. Oct. 1864. d. b. 1876. Etta N.. 21. June 1860. July 19. 1869 d. May 6. .. Mrs. Sept. Elbridge G. b. Feb. 1837. PORTER. May 26. 1797). 1822. Fames). Dummerston.. Julia A. May . Oct. William Clark d. m.. 1842). . 1850 d. b. 1724 . m. "Vt.^). m. Dec.^ Sumner AY. John M. 22. 8. J. 2nd. 2nd. March 2.^ Prentice {Elbridge G.. m. b. b. Patty (b..~ Seth^). in 1789 4. 22.? Noah>). 1872. 1850. 1820. 1863.. Dec. Prentice m. Florence.Potter ( TFi7Z/a??i^) b.. 1856. Reuben^ Porter {Asa^ of Marlhorougli). Children Asa M. 28. b. He m. He 5. Child: 1874. William Potter. 1861. 1st. m. 2d. 14. d. May 1. 1867. 9. . 1797. 16. July 23.. 1840) m. June 8. b. George Albert. Children: Joseph Henry McCad}'.. 1853. Nov. 1864 d. 3tl. b. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. b. daughter of Loron Eaton formerly of Chesterfield had Carlos D. Breed of Winchester). Dec.422 David A. Mass. Aug. in. . Vt. Emma (Shepherd) INIcCady (b. Jan.. 1874. 1856. of Worcester. 5. b. daughter of Nathan Aldrich of Richmond d.^ Seth. m. : b. 26. 1861 . E:sther L. (b.

1782 ra. May 5. 1786 . m. May 7. Apr. Oct. 1830. : A . b. 1875 Mabel J. in Winchester. Joseph Sawyer of Boston. 1851 . m.. Sept. 1788 m. Jan. m.^ Joshua^). Apr. . Ezra Hol. b. Rachel. 1815. 10. Girard. Stewart of Illinois. JosiAH^ Prime (Josiah. b. . m. Joshua. 12.).. June 18. Children Sally. : 1807. March 4. in Parkman. 1787 m. 2nd. Jane N. 1789 b. d. July d. in Keene. Holbrook Bradley. Nov. . brook.Gorton. Mass. d. (d. m. Mass. March 11. 1879. 2nd. Caleb . m. d. b. March 22.. daughter . 17. 1813. 11. 1790. Jan. Children Mary. 11. d. March 13. Almon Hart. L. 1810. 1785. .. Me. 1. 1795.Prime (Joshua^ of Rowley^ 3fass. d. b. . Oct. daughter Sept. 1. : of Chesterfield). m. b. 3'oung. 1788. Thomas. Thomas^ Prime {Joshua 11. b. . W. 1812.1793 Jewd. May of Abel H. 1872. Hannah Record (m.. July 16. in Boston 1870). 1871. Cook of Winchester. b. d. Thomas T. JosiAH^ Prime (Joshua^). Rachel . 2. Dec. daughter of Nathaniel Lawrence. Cora E. June 2. 13. 1880. b. James Carson . Children Phebe.). 1791 4. Thomas. 25..^ Prime {Hubbard 4. Weth111. . b. 6. Aug. ni. 1816 three children lives in Girard.. Children d. . 1786. . Aaron Miller. 1789. Gilbert Fosgate of Winchester had three chil(b-en and d. Dec. Josiah. 1861. 1st. Olive. b. 2nd. 3. East Greenwich.. Harriet. probably m. daughter ofThomas Baker of Keene d. b. b. b. b. 4. March 29. . July 10. Dec. 3. Jan. m. Artemas Rixford of Winchester. Jan. Sept.^ Joshua^ of Roioley. had one child . T)ec. Emily H. Mass. 1786.. m. 1786. 1790 m. 1835 in Girard . Thomas Trowbridge July 3.. Sophia (b. I. m. 1874. ett. Jan. Feb. 1826). 2nd.. Rachel. K. . ville. d. 7. and had Caroline L.. July 1852). b. John Holbrook) of Sutton. 1780. Ist.. years. 1816. in 1813. 423 PRIME. aged Sophia. 1814 in Winchester. d. lives in Somer- George H. Olive. 5.. 5.. m. 1814. 1878. Daniel H. in fourteen d.). Joshua Jewett. b. Apr. d. 1874. .^ Nathaniel'^ (b. Perm. 1796. 1795.. Children: Madison R. 29. 1836 erbee. of Peter Holbrook J". April 4. March 30. b.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Olive (d. b. Mass. . m. b. R. b. 26. Olive. Abigail. child. Penn. Joseph Stanley Hammond. Mar. July 1. 1784. Rev. 20. 1794 David. 13. d. F. 1st. b. in 1845. : . Mary Bradley P. b. b.

1782 dith. Jan. Kate. Dec. March 1. 1866). J. 2i). 16. 1858. 2-3.. b. 10. 30. PUOUTY. 1780. RAMSEY. Esther Brown (b. 1st. 1785. m. b. May. 1786 d. Anna. Martha. 12. d. b. daughter ChiUh-en b. 8. Aquila RAMSDELL. b. Nov. RAMSDELL. Elijah Sawyer. Elisha^ Ramsdell (Aquila^). in ni. ray:mond. b. . 1780. of Joshua Graves. 18G5. 1750 d. Dec. Sept. 1837). April John. 1. m. Zadock L. Aug. ni. b. 8. Italy. ... b. 22. 1875. b. 1859 . b. m. James Sibley Taft. 2. (b. S. b. Simeon. 1829. b. Nov. in 1788 Elisha. Sept. 1861. m. Dec. Eunice (b. : Nov. . Jemima. Anna Gilchrist. 18G8. 1757 m. 29. 1786 m. William. Lydla. 1817. b. Esther. 1870. . . m. Children: Nattalla. 1828) Lydia Harris d. 22. Ada I. born in b. Ju1844. Jan. daughter of Matthew . Cynthia Daniels. 1782. 15. June 5. 2. d. 1793. m. b. 2. June 25. 5. Bridget Reardon.424 HISTORY OF SAVANZEY. of Orwell. Paul Raymond. ni. b. Aug. 15. 1782. Joseph Woodward. 1809.. 1807. Feb. 1810. Charles Elmer. Josiah Parsons. 1808. Taft. 1781. b. . April 24. 1873. Stephen Proutt m. Margaret. 1814. Mar}^ b. QUINN. Simeon Puffer m. July 1790. b. 1837 Hill. Vt. b. b. 25. in 1785. Alpheus Raymond. m.Quinn Seraph {Carlos^ of Keene). PUFFER. Charles A.. Children Nov. Smith. May 4. 17G4). Dec. . Mary. Paul.. April 14. William Quinn. 2. . Aug. 18. 2d. 1792. 13. b. in Ireland . Children His widow Sally Lucy. 1784. Dec. : _ 1787. Jan. . Mary. Sept. 1789. m. b. daugliter of b. 2d. Children all Keene: Michael. 30. in May 30. Oct. Taft. Lydia : (1). Zadock L. b. Oct. 31. William Ramsey Charles. Children: b. 1792. IG. Oct. 1786. Anna. Feb. Judith Divol. July 23. Aug. b. 18G6.b. 1878. Jonathan m. Mrs.

March 24. stone. Hattie Rebecca (b. : 425 Robley. 1845. m. Grace E. Sept. 1852. Amanda L. 8. 1881. m. b. Nov. b. 1887. 26. b. Jan. 1812.^ Ramsdell (ElisJici. daugh2. Esther A. 6.). 1808. 1853 1884. July 2.. b. Italy A. b. Eugene C. b. 11. July 27. . 1814 d. Jan. Henry A.. March 15. 21. 16. Elmer C. G. 1st. 22. m. 1831 m. Oct. 1837. b. 1858 James M. Edgar E. March Clementine. h. Sept.^ Ramsdell {EUsJia. 1856. May 10.^ Ramsdell (EllsJia. Richard Robley. 1861. 17. b. ni. Graves. Marcii 10. Hubbard W. Children: Charles H. Aquila. Aug. Me. 1854. He d. daughter of Sumner . . . Mrs. 1863. Children James Marshall. George E. 20. Richard Robley. (1). 2d. d. Apr. b. b. 1870). (b. . 6.Aqnila^). 1818. b. July 10. Edgar E. I\ray29. 1846. Salisbury. 1821 m. b. Jan. h. 21. b. March 1850. d. 1885. Dec. 1819 ter of Joseph Whitcomb. b. 25. 1827 Angeline. Cliarles G. Farris.. b. 1808. 1881. 30. b. Nov.^ Aquila^). in James M. Pollen Blodgett. Oct. m. daughter of Fhilo Applin (b.. Richard R. 14. Starkey. Nov. Lovisa. March 12. 21..^ Aquila^). Riclimond. Ramsdell {Charles Jan. 6. daughter of Joseph Starke}' of Richmond. . 8. Mary Eliza Dodge Castle.'* Ramsdell ra. Whitcomb.^Feb. Oct. Dec. 1864.'^ Aquila^). Lucy Ann.'* Ramsdell {Richard i?.. Apr. of Black. Aug. John B. 1834.. d. May 5. July 19.. June 16. Children: Fostina W. 5. b. Apr. Italy. 12. Nov. 1831. Sept. W. March 23. Lucy. Whitcomb. Aug.. 1821. Esther A. 4. Angle Maria. C. . July 10.. March 15. He d. 1834.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 1860). 1850. 21. in Nov. Cliarles N. 1823. 1876). Jul}' 12. 14. 9. Lizzie p:u. ni. 1812. Eugene 15..^ ra. 5. William W. 1853. b. 9. 2nd. Esther Jan. . b. Alice Eugena. 1819 m. Black. b. Mary E. Georgianna. 1850. 1841 d. d. 24. b. July 12. 30. p:thel May. Martha E. b. March 15.^ Elisha. 1840 m. 1869. 2. 1858. 1817. ChiUlren James Madison. 23. b. March 28. b. b. Feb. 2. 1859). 1876. Dec. 1816. 17. 15. (b. Clementina. Mass. 1849 d. 1854. b. b.^ Elisha. Feb.. (Aqidla.. Samuel S. Sept. 1850). . 15. June 16. b. Oct. Aquila^ Ramsdell (EUsha. 1873. . Stone. Frances (b. . 1810 ra. Nov. 1843. b. 1841. m. d. 1838. 16. 1849. Feb. Apr.^ Aqnila^). 28. b. daugh. Feb..^ Eli slia.^ AquikO)^ b. daughter of Jesse W. Charles G. New : iiice.. Dec.^ AquilcO-). m. daughter of Joseph Whitcomb. 1876.

Tvvitchell. Feb. 11. b. Damaris. Children Damaris. Eva L. 10. . 14. Elisha. b. Feb. d.' (1). Jan. John. Children: Ros- Randall (AbraJiam^) . of Richmond. 30. 1774 d. b. Aug. 1882. Apr. 1803. George Howard of Hinsdale. liam. 1818. Sarah Lyon. 1814. David 1770. (Richard R. h. b. m. Children: Edith M. m. April 30. 15. Dec. 1780). b. Nov. b. b. Mead. July 3. m. 2. Edson of Richmond. 18. 1794. 1778. 22. 1798 Aug. July 8. b. b.ter of b. Missouria. Sarah. 1796. Lucy. Richard Benjamin R. 1883. March 11. b. b. 16. 1799.. 27. 1792. 1770."* b. ]Mary. Ma}. March Abraham. 1763. Ruth Frances. He d. Dec. 1861.426 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 9. 7. 1761. m. Oct. about 1815. Mahala. Aug. Sept. Apr. 14. 1774. 1774. Sept.Randall (Abraham^). Rufus. b. Wait. 1804 d. 3. Smithfield about 1786. March 9. m. b. Roswell Parker. Iluldaii. May 16. 24. 1765. 1768. Benjamin.Randall (Abraham^). 1808. b.^ Aqicila^). 12. 1811. 1780. Aug. Dec. b. 1754. Rufus. 1768. Blanche Rebecca. 1879. Washington.. Levi. d. Sarah. Aug. Nov. 5. 24. Jonas. Reuben. (b. 15.. Sept. Aug. 1861). Stephen. 1797. 1829. July 28. 29. Nov. Rufus. David. daughter of John Whitcomb. 1798. 31. Carl March 29. came to this town from m. b. b. Asahel. b. July 15. Silence. 1819. 1809. b. 1880. 1828. b. . Jonas. July 15. m. Jefferson. 15. Feb. July 12. . m. b. 1761 m. 1802 d. m. ther Stephen. 26. b. 31. Joseph. Oct. Ananias Aldrich. Lyman. 22. 1810. Apr. b. . 15. b. 17. 12. 1760.28. b. Esof Joseph Hammond. Ramsdelt. b. Children: Mar^^. Starkey 1793 . daughter . b. Dec. R. Levi2 Randall (Abraham^). Aug. Apr. 1843. 5. daiijrl. Feb. d. Elisha. Nov. well. 1804. 1731 . Oct. Sept. Stephen. . Abraham^ Randall. F. Dec. Stephen. m. Asahel. 8. 1829. Jan. b. 22. Children : ter of Calvin Alexander. Huldah (b. Jan. Levi. He d. Children: Freelove. AsAiiEL- b. March 11. daughter of Joseph Newell. b.'^ 24. 1873. 1862). 5. 24. April 10. 1st. 1884. b. 20. jNIarch : 2. b. 1803. 6. Apr. RANDALL. 1806 d. b. 1816. Reuben. 1800. b. Jonatlian Wheeler. WilAbraham. . 175G .

b.. Dec. 11. 9. Dec. 17. m. 28. 7. 1798. May 7. March V. Apr. READ. Parker. b. Feb. J oun^ Uv. . Feb. Sept.AV^Thnothy. ni. Miss Page of Dor- Vt. Dec. b. Ziba Alb. 1834). Read {Timothy. 2nd. b. in Rehoboth. b. m. b. 23. 1803. Rhoda.. Children daughter . March 19. The line of descent from him to Timothy' Read. John. 7. m. the emigrant ancestor of the Swanze}^ Reads. 2. Uriah. 1774. Drewrey of Athol.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 1879. Apr. aged eigiitN'^-seven years. 1781 m. .^ Timothy. 1699. b. in Braintree. b.. 31. 1804. b. June 28. 1685.-^ John. b. Vt. Mass.John^) b. Asahel. Willard. liam. of Richmond. Timothy. 8. Nov. Lucy (b. . . in Swanzey. 1819 m. July 26. b. June 18. 11. Mass. came to America in 1630 in 1634 he was in Weymouth and in 1638 in Dorchester from Dorchester he went to Braintree in 1643 or 4 he settled in Rehoboth where he d. Children: Sabrina.^ John. 427 Sanih (b.^ John. Aug. 8. 1800. was Jolin. . Lyman Joel. . of Sterling. Timothy^ Rkad {Timothy . 1st. Martha (b. .John^). 1802. Amos Gurnse}'. b. He d. b. March 1. m. HanJoel'' . 1812). 1762. drich of Shrewsbuiy. 18. 22. b. Jan. m. 18. . Sabrina. m. 25. Joel. Betsey. Aug. Jan.-b. 1806. June 26. Oct. Aug.. widow Mahala Kelton (d. 1769. June 12. 1806. WilAlfreda. Judith. m. 1796.^ John. 1765.^ John. 1732 in. about 1796 . cinda. in Riclunond. 1802. . b. Uriah Parnienter Children: d. 1769. . Api-. . b. Asa Hills. b. Betsey. 1829). 1802 d. Martha. William. 1865). Ahaz Bassett. . Isaiah Haivey of May 24. plin. 1738 d. March. b. . April 24. 1669 . b. Clarissa. Erick July 14. Feb. 1765 d. 1776. Aug. Nov. Jan.). Jan. July 11. 1795.. . 10. Randall {Rufus^). m. 1811. 1816. m. Apr. d. 5. Jan.'^ John. d. 1813. daughter of 1835. 1762. 30. 26. 1808. b. 1761 d. March 30. 7. 1846. Mass. 2. 1. June 4. 11. 10. 1805. 1772. . July 21. JoHN^ Rkad. Aug. Aug. Dec. 1825.Randall (Abraham^). b. Sept. 24. b. 1822 Rosvtell'^ set. 24. .'! b. Rachel.^ Timothy. b. 11. b. Lu1808 m. William. 1778.. March 23. 1796 d. 1762 . 1800. Robert. Chesterfield. 1767. 22. b. 27. Jan. Sept. 14. Dec. 1812. 1859. Judith Mears (b. 9. Sept. 11. b. of John Pidge d. nah. Benjamin. Andrew Watrous.. 22. 1809. Moses. 1780. 1814. who settled in Swanze^'. m. d. Nov. d. : Obadiah. Thomas ApJosiah Pidge. 1783. Feb. Sept. 13.John^ of Rehoboth. d. 1640 John. May 25. 29. 1765. May 3. b. b. Nov.^ b. Dec.

William S. 23. 1837.^ John^). Nov. 1805. Aug. of William Forbes of Barre. May 12. 1776 . 1878.6 ni. Aug. d. 1813..''' Abel Nov. Timothy. of Rutland. George Elliot. 1817. Jan. young. d. Read 1805 . Sargent. 2nd.* John. Sylvia (b. 1796 . 22. 1885. 3. John S. Lucy. Conn. d. 16. 1875. : 8. Lucy. b. 30. P^unice. 1842. Read . . Timothy. d. Mass.h. 3. 29.. Read {Timothy. b.John^). '^ John. b. May 3. 4. "^ b. 1847). Apr. . March 13. Dec. Apr. Nov. 14. d. b. Nov. b. June 3. 26. 1867.. 12. . who d. Benjamin.^ Timothy.. 1866). d. June 12. 1800. John" Read {John. daughter JosiAii P. Children Sarah Jane Leonard. 5. Eliza Baker (b. . Bknjamin'^ . Feb. . 1827. Nov.^ Timothy. John. Dec. Feb. daughter of Elijah Graves d.^' Timothy. Rawson. Aug..^ John.^ John. 1796. 1819. 1. June b. in Read 1798 . Nov. Oct. 3. 1802. m. 1. May 29. Phebe He d. 1838. m.428 Dec. 1836 d. March 29. Mass. 1815 m.^ Timothy.* John. June 17. 1872). b. Jan. Mary Ann. d. 1810.* John. {John. Feb. d. Demaris. March m.^ Timothy. Maria. 16. 10.^ JoJin^). . ^ {John.^ Timot/iy. Danby. daughter of Ananias Aldrich of Richmond.* John. 1800. 1873. ren : HISTORY OF swanzet. 21 1830. d. b. Ciiakles'^ b. 1782.. b. . Wilder. 1831 d. 1812.^ Timothy. b. 1804 m. Children: AVilliam. 4. the widow of Barton Kelly d. : . of Fitchburg. Nov. b. Farnsworth. Daniel. 4. Mary (b. m. 28. March 5.^ Jolin. Robert*' 30. 23. Mass. Oct. 1841. b. 13. 18. d. . Oct. John. Feb. Read (Timothy. 1812 m. 8. soon after her marriage.^ Jolni^). . 1. Oct. b. Daniel b. m. b. Edward. 1800. d. m. ^ Hartford.^ 1865. 1867. Oct. 1798. 1847 or Children Timothy. Vt. 1807 d. Keziah Ripley of Hartford. Nov. b. July April 8. Children 15. 1796 d. Cliarles. Chil1844). 1). 17. Jan. m. 1st. Feb. Josiah JMiles.. W. Edwin Forbes. b. b. Oct. in {John. 30.* John. 1800. Albert G. 20. 17.^ Timothy.'^ John. Charles Rawson. Timothy''' h.John^). 1807. John. 1774 m. 23. b. John S. Henry.^ John^) . 1805. 7. daughter of Daniel Warner. Sargent. Silence. b. Benjamin. March 13. Abel Warner. Feb. Aug.^ Timothy.^ Timothy. Read {Timothy. 19..'^ JoJin. 1809. b. : . Aug. Joseph Read. 3. John^^ Johv}). 1875. Carlton Parker. 1772. 1803. b. Apr. George Henry. Malinda.


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13. 4. daughter of Martin Stone. m. Irvin A. 1821). : 27. 1881. March 13. 4. G. ra. b. b. Dec. b. 2nd. 1845. Forbes. June 24. Blake.^ John.''' Read {Josiah P.^ Timothy. 1867.^ Timothy.h. b. P. . 80. : . 1854. . 1829 m.^ Timothy. 1828). Francis^ Read {William. b. 28. JoJin^). Apr.. siah Warren. Emma John^). b.^ John. Children William Forbes. Alfred S.. daughter of Marcus J. 1821 : . 1867. 22. 1841. 31. Dec. Sept.. Eliza S. Feb. Emma F. Mary. Nov. Albert Read : Lilla F. Ai)r. 1819. July 21.1800. Children Joel. Oct. (b. March 13.. Francis. b. Martha Malinda. b. 1840. 10. Atwood 1834 Feb. Apr. I. Nov. b. Deziah Carpenter (b. 21.^ 429 Timothy. b.'^ John^^ 1817.. Oct. ^ Timothy. June 10. 1882). 1851 m. of Wbitcouib Abijali daughter Ware of Winm.. 1849. March of Hardwick.'^ Josiah P. 23.. an adopted son. 23. June 10. Aug.^ b. 27. d.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. 10. : John. Jan.^ Timothy. 20.^ Read John? John^John^). Apr.^ Timothy. Susanna (h. 1809 ni. 1837. Josiah Clark. 30. daughter of Albert Benjamin. April 1. Child William H. Dec. 1854. William" Read (Josiah P.. Jo- 20. Melville Whitton.^ John. Lane.. . 1828. Mass.^ Timothy. June -IQ. March 6. March dren 1840. don..'^ John. 29. Whilcomb.'^ John. 1846 .^ John. 1829. d. 1842. in Smithfield. 30. Dec. b.^ Timothy. Mass.. 26. 1851.'^ m.^ John^). Herbert E. Albert B. Dec. 1842. Edwin Moses. 1862. Oct. Helen M.^John^). March 5. 1846. b. {Josiah P. March Moses Ballon of Troy. m.^ Timothy^^ Timothy^^ John. 1834. Oct.^ Timothy. JosiAH MiLES^ Read {Josiah P. Newman..^ Timothy.^ Timothy. Sept. Oct. b. Read R. 17.^ John}). 26. Nov. 1854. 20. b. June 26.^ b. Georgianna.'^ John..^ John^). ^ John. 1862 uel A. 10. Timothy. Oct. .^ m. Hannah.. 1849. b.'^ John. : . July 6. 1837. Sam- JoEL^ Read ( William. Josephine. 27. Dec. b. b. Elizabeth. Arthur C.. 1852. b. 1841) Ann Chilm.'^ John.'^ Josiah P. June 15. July 6. b.'^ John.'' John. .b. July 5. 1857. Thankful . b. . 1847. Children 1845 d. daughter of William Wright. b. Have two adopted children .. 1830 m. {Abel W. ra. 29 {Benjamin. b. March 14. Mury Etta Caswell of Winchenb. 1807). Jan. chester. 1st. 1881. Ambre (b.^ Timothy. m. 5. Martha Carter (d. Helen Maria. Benjamin"^ b.'' Josiah P.^ John^). 21. Edwin F. 1837 . 7. 1853.

Jan.^ Timothy. 1859). Rufus.*'* Mattheu'. Eunice. b. 1827. Aug. b. m. Oct. March 29. b. March 23. Ida May . 1804 d.. Otis Cross.^ William. Joel. 28.^ Sir William. 1795. Children Winnifred Deziah. 1879.^ Timothy. Nov.^ RuFUs's Read {David. b. Madeline R. 1744. daughter of Burnham Perkins of Fitzwilliain.'^ Brianus de Rede*). 19. 1784. b. 30. 1782. 29. m. 1801. Children: David.^ Rkad {Benjamin. Candace. : Feb. Feb. WESTPORT READS.John. Feb.** Ebenezer. 24. b. : William F.'' Josiah P.^ Jolin^). b. 1780. settled in Swanzey was David^^ Read {David. John. 21. .^ Thomas. Dec. 19. 1808..'^ John. . b. 1826. (b. 1857 m.^ John. P^ila C. b. 7. May 31. b. Josiah..^John. 1787. 1805. March : Child 1859). b. Vt. Holbrook. b.^ Thomas. d.^ (b. May 26.. b.. b. 9.^ Echvard.^ Read {Benjamin. Williayn. 10. Burnham ristowii. 1844. 1852). b.'' Josiah P. Feb. May 22. March 30. . 1849 ra. dren Rufus. Jan. Sept. b. Burton L. 1844. Lyman Field.*^ Samuel.** William. 1873. 1811. Peter . Edwin M. b. 1792. m. Lucy. Helen Octavia. 24. Apr.*^ Samuel.'* John. b. daughter of John Henry Tuttle of Newfield. ziah (b. 6. 27. Josiah W.*^ David. b. Louis. Feb. Jan. Benjamin Kidder. June 7.. in. b. 1885. Nov.*'* Ebenezer. 1882.'' Timothy.'* John.*. 31. June 21. Lucy. 1846). The emigrant ancestor of David Read who John^ Read of Rehoboth.430 HISTORY OF SVVANZET. Amy. ni. Me. 1854. 1888. 22.Brianus de Rede*). 8. (b. 1805) May 31.*^ John.** William. b. John. he d. Dec. : C. b. Children Ehner . Mass. b. Charlotte. ChilJuly 21. she d. 1803. 7. 1872. June 30. 1799. 1778 ra. 1778.^ Timothy. 2. 1822. 26. daughter of Ziba Ware of Winchester.'* John. Oct.'' Josiah P.^ Read (Benjamin.. July 6.^ Edward. Octavia (b. Aug. b. b. Sept. daugliter of Burnham Perkins of MorCliiUl Beatrice Martha. 1879. Lydia Sabin : (d. daughter of Edwin Mann of Troy. 1859). 14.^ Sir William.^ Timothy. Ziba. in Uxbridge. Feb. May 1. b.'' William.^ . Dec.*^ 3Iatthew.'* John^ John^). July 4. 1806. 17. June 17. Josiah.^ John^). 1779 . 1789. 1889. May 1. Aug.'' William.^ Timothy. 1885. He d. b. m. Ked. Lydia. Alanson. 6. Feb.^ John.



Feb.^ Thomas. Dec. Briggs of Hinsdale (b. d. Jan. b. ^"^ Ebenezer.^'^ 3Iattheiv. Matilda (b. Hannah (b. .'' William. Nov. 1840 . 19. 24. Maria Seaver lived and d.. 1.^ Ed. 1826. Nov. . Sept. 1841. David^" Read (Eufus.^ John. 24.. 1884. 1843. Albert J. Herman M. May 5.^ Aldrich.^^ William. d. Allen.^ William. 1858.^^ David. May 28. Sarah S. H. May 5. Aug.^'^ Ebenezer. 1815. d. 18. 1784. Feb. He d.^ John.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. Ifattheiv. July 22. Lestina. Children Ada E.i'^ Read {Rufus. 1815. d. daughter of Nathan Cross. March b. Ziba Wells. Sept. 1843. Children Adoniram J.^'^ Ebenezer. 1821 ni. 1867. Sabin. June 10. Lelia K. 4. Nov. March Caroline. Roxanna (b. JoJin. . daughter of Phinehas Field of Winchester. Jan.^^ William. b. 1842. 1st.'^ Brianus de Rede^). Feb. March 24.^^ David.'^^ Samuel. b. d. 1836. b. Jan. Eliza. 1861. 1833. b. 431 Chloe. b. ^^ ^'^ ^ ward. 11. 1834..^ Edward. d. Hill. : Lucretia N. Oct. b.. 1845. Jan. P21ida Ann. 16.^ Sir William. Addis E.^'^ John. Sept. Dec.. Henry P. Jan. Aug. 17. 1857. 1885. 1849.^ Brianus de Bede^). b. 1877. b. 1817.^ m. b. b. 16.. John. b. Lucina. 28. b. Jan. Davicl. 1818. June 16. 5.^^ David. 1883. 30. Jan. John. June 7. 1816. 11. July 17. b.^'^ Samuel. 15. Anthony Walker. 10. He d. . 31. 1838 9.^ EdBrianus de Rede^). Lizzie M.. b. 20. b. daughter of Lot Aldrich of Rich- JosiAH^^ Read {David^^ William.^ William. Alzina M. July 1.^'^ John. 9.^- Sir William.^^ Mattheic.^^ David. Bennett. 1827.^'^ 3fattheiv. ra. July 1871).. 1865. d. 1809 d. 1863. 1813. . : . 2nd. May 20.^^ Samuel. 17. George Mansfield of mond. Daniel C. b. Alanson^''' Read {Rufus. Henry P. 1855. 1854). young. b. 19. m. m. m.'^^ Samuel. m. b.^ TJwmas. 31.^ John.^ Jolin. 1822. 1805. m. m. Oct. b. Wayland. Luther N.. Cliildren : 28. June 5. 1820.^^ William.^ Sir William. 27.^^ David. 24.^ Brianiis de Bede^). b. Aug. 1801 m. d. Oct.^ . b..^ Sir William^'' William^^ Edivard. Ehenezer..'^ JoJin.^^ William. 1855. 16. 20. d. March b. Luc3' (b. 1829.. Children: Hannah Lucina. 1790. Rufus Elton.'^ John.^ John. 1867)."^ Thomas. Asa. 11.^ Thomas. He d.'' William.^ Jolin. d. 1842). 1847 d. Aug.^'^ William. b. in Winchester. 1832. 1821.. Rufus. b.^^ David. 1803. June 30. b.'' William. 1813 ward. 1859. Gilsum.

^.'^ John. Malvina Maria. b.. 1889. 1881. 13. in . 1667.'' Willia^n. Sept. AVilliam : George H. b. . b.^ John. Mary L.^^ Josiah. Nov. Apr. 12. Children Robert E.. 12.^ John. 1853. 1832 d. 14. Children George A. bodied Apr.^'^ David^' David.^ b.. 1837 d. . ^ Israel. 1877. 1831). {Allen. Swanzey. b.'^ Edioard. daughtei. 1856. daughSamuel. 6.'" Matthew..Read {George M. Joseph^ Reed (Jeremiah. 17. daughter of Josiah P. 21. 9. line of descent rael. 1883.^^ TF<7/m?n. July 26. Jeremiah."* b. Sept. Adoniram ezer. (Josiah. Nov. 13. May. 1888).^ of Westmoreland). Feb. 1830. b. Andrew Bloom. 25. b. 20. 6. J. ^'^ Eben- William. 25.^^ Mattkeio. Anna L. The emigrant ancestor of Joseph Reed who d. Nov.b.'^ Israel. . 1878. (b. 1833. 18.'^^ John.'^ John. Dec.^ Brianus de Rede^). Jan 15. Herbert A. 20. b. Roy E.^ burn. Edith. in Westmoreland. March 17.).^ Williain.. 1824).Juhn.^ Thomas.'^'' George A.^^ HISTORY OF SWANZEY. m. Sept.. 1827 in. 1840. Mass. 1891. he d. June E. July 23. Dec. Sept. ni. 1.^'^ Matthew.. Abbie of John Joslin of Chesm. was The Js- was Israel. ivard. Aug.^^ Samnel.^^ Read ezer. 1880.'^ Israel.'' William. 'Lena E. daughter of Alviii "Willanl of Winchester. reed. William^ of Wo1824.. 29. 28.^ : 7. d. 1824. 1826. 16. Dec.^* Ebenezer. broolv. Mass. b. Forbes. Joseph Mason. Maria (b. 1861 m. Dec. May 18«8 . Aug. Mass. b. 1). Aug. ^ b..^ John.^ .of Hiol Stebbinsof Winchester. Feb.^ Brianus de Eede^). Madge.^ Thomas.^ Sir Williain. Children Karl A. 1849. Jan 4. b. b. April 27. b.432 Allkn^^ Rkad John. (b. Jan. b.^^ Ehen- William. in Sept. terfield. Samuel.^"^ Sii' WiUiam. 1883. Mass. Aug. 30. 1642. Nov. b..'^ William. . at Littleton. 9.^^ David}^ David. Dec. Mary E. 28.^^ Daoid. Sarah E. New Braintree.^^ William. Oct. b. Aug. Jan.^" Iltifns. 19. daughter 17. b. (b. 1853. in Swanzey William^ Reade of Woburn who came to this country in 1635.. Feb. 1885. 1860). 28. 1722. in April. Feb. April 27. 1838. 1866. 9.^ : .. b. Sept. in Rutland. b. 1879. b.. m. j:d\vard B. 31.^ Edu'a7-d.. : Miles. 1883. 1890.^ Sir William.^ Ed. b. 1770. Dora S. 4. IIolb. b.. Guy A. Aug. d. ter of Orlando Frink . is Read {David. 1851. 20. 1802 d. 1882. 6. 1818 m. Martha Malinda. 1887. b.^ William. . 9.'^^ J. Israel.'^ John. 1834 d. Josiah May 29.^ Brianus de liede^) . Read John Children. 28.^'' David. 1853. Nov. Thomas. 25. b. Maria Malvina. Nov.

Sally. d.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. Sept.^ Israel. b. m. b. . Children: 31. m. Dec. Jennie M.e Gov. Joseph Swanzey. Ada Malvina. m. Wyman. Thomas. 1649 ." : Rice {George^ of Chesterfield). b. AVilson of California. Aug. 18. 1883. RICHARDSON.^ William^ of Wobtirn. 21. (b. 6. 1840 m. who conquered England to at an early period. Richard.. b. b.'^ Jacob. July 22. 28. 1881. d. Jnne 5. in Swanzey. landed at Salem. 15. 14. b. Ang. John Children S. Cordelia Bnrnham. 1658. Richardson {William. ra. 1857.^ Jeremiah. d. Dec.^ came from. Nov. March 23. Luna R. 1809. 1742. Winship's company.'^ Samuel^) 1678.'^ Israel. John Hale. Dec. 1812. P^eb. 8. can. Jan. and were descendants of the old Danes. b. 1811. in Swanzey. m. 1826. May 11. 3Iass. Agnes Maria. thence to Woburn. Cliildren Chloe Eliza. Irma A. 17.. Mar. 9. Ezekiel. b. in Woburn. 1849. b. 1870 ni. Jacob. m. 22.^ b. 12. b. 15. b. Mass. 1868. They. came from Kent in England. 1746. proceeded to Charlestown. : . 433 Joseph Masox''' Reed {Joseph. 1703. 1880. 3Iass. 19. March May Nelson W. 27. Nov. 25. April 20. 1844 m. Carloii. b. Jacob E.). 1816. 1818. America in 1630 in .^ SamueP).. 15. 1647. Mass. Oct. m. as tradition says. 1806. 1843). Jnda. George. in Apr. Jane in 5. RICE. b. Elizabeth Wilmarth. Aug. : Aaron. John"^ b. Stephen^ (Samuel^). Jan. 1651 Samuel. RICH. b. 1855. May 13. George Mason. Ang. 14. Children 22. in Keene. '^ . May Winchester. 11. Rebecca Vinton. 1. . 1806. April 19. Anna.Jnly 7. Aug. 24. Apr. 1852). Dec. England and settled on Cape Cod. April 22. Children: b. b. William^ Richardson {Stephen. d. had Wyman. Feb. Calista T. Rosella S. Mass. 1867. Peter Rice and Jndith Smith were Nathan. Oct. Brooks (b. Carlon R. ^ Jacob. Feb. 1827). b. Ella Jane.^ Stephen. Three Richardsons.). as supposed.^ Jacob. Abigail .). Nov. Ezekiel. (I). 1865. 1719 . 24. b.^ Israel. 1852. 1864. daughler of Amasa Aklrich. Samuel and Thomas. 13. Harry. 1874.~ Rice {Lxike^ of WincJiendon.. danghter of Charles Rich of Jacob Otis. b. 1859. Polly.^ Rich { Jacob. 13.

1811 d. in Acworth. 1752 (1. b. b. Alpheus Chatterton of Acworth. Stephen. 1844. Sept. 1775. b. 11. Ethan Lord of Athol. 1815. He d. 8. 1st. 1799 . 1815. William. Sarah Everett in 1837. 27. .^ SamueP). Elkanali. d. Jul^^ ( Wyma7i. d.^ John. Dec. Elkanah. O.^ Wyman. b. Sept. Children Wyman.s Aug. Feb. 1817. 8. b. Jan. 1815. at Acworth.Samuel. June 10. June m. Omar. Ruth.^ Wynian. 1807 m.434 HISTORY OF SWANZET. Lorenzo N. 183i). July 17. Nathan Henry. 24. May 25. . Ohio. went to California and d. Feb. in William Carr B. h. 1813. Sept. Dec. m. Marcia. May 13. June 4. Aug.'^ William Carr Belding J ElkanaJi. Sophia. 1777. 26. 1826 m.^ Stephen^.. d.. in m. daughter of Samuel 9. m. 22. b.. b. Elkanah. .MAR S. in youth. Azubali. b. John Kindall of Nathan Gleason. d. 23. Wyman'' Richardson {Wy^nan. . Apr. June 10. Ella. Phebe.^ William. : 5. in Newfane. May. Jan. Sebastian Streeter. . b. 1746 m. P^lvira Wallace of Stowe. in Swanzey. Jul^' 9. July 8. Mass. Sept. Sophia. b. 2. 27. b. Seward of Sullivan. b. 2nd. b. 21. 1785. 1807. uel). Ilewes. 1829. neP). went to Ohio in 1817. Aug. March liverance (I). m. daughter of ElUanah Lane of Norton. b. b.^ in Sam- 1804. 1782.SamI). d.^ William. 1868. b. Oct. Elkanah^ RicnARDSON b. Oct. . Luna. 1790. Alhol. . 1771. 6. . b.^ John. daughter of Eli- jah Belding. 1780. 1844 name of wife not given. b. b. in England). Children: George Seward.. 2. d. 14. b. 1783. 21. 18. Belding"'' in Ohio. Nathan. Apr. April 23. Oct. Lucy. daughter of Nathaniel Bollos of Richmond d. 1816. 1st. 4. Charles. 8. 3rd. Feb. 1809. 1787. Jonathan Goodell m. 1832. . 14. young. 16. b. Calvin. 1823. 20. Apr. Ruth d.. Amasa Lincoln d. 1809. 1780. Ohio. William Carr and in Richardson (Elkanah. Iliram Boardman of East Townsend. Wynian. Luna. Dec. b. 1850. 1777 . Burt W. DeAttleboro. Elkanah Lane. b.. Delia. Vt. Thankful. 1836. b. 1885. 31. 1870). Children: Omar S. b. 1813.^ John. 8. Jan. . Almira.'^ William. 2. Olive. 1. 1793 m. 1815. May 31.'^ Stejjhen. b. Esther. 2nd..^ b. b. 1772. 1830. 1823. 1868 bought a ranch in California and removed thereto in 1880. .^ SamueU). b. 1796. 1804. 1805. 1859.. Chiklren : Ruth and Orra (twins)."^ William.^ Richardson ( John. 1803. m. 19. 1802.. May 10. 17. 1813 m. Ruth (b.'^ Stephen. b. Mass. Soi)hia and Etta. m.^ h. 1810. March .^ Stephen. June 6. b.^ Stephen. . b. July 21. 1820 d. July 21. b. Sept. Elkanah Lane. ra. .. 1835. Jan. Mass. Ohio. Aug. at Acwortli). Oct. . 13. 1821 Harr}'. Mass. Wyman-'' Richardson {John. d.. May. Nathaniel.

Calvin^ Richardson Wyman''' Richardson ( phen.^ John. Jonas. Erie^ Richardson (Aynos. Nathaniel'^ Richardson (Wyman. 2nd. March Wi/mon. at Wolcott. m. m. b. Harry .Samuel^). b. July 12.* William. Mark Wyman.^ ni. Mary Kimball. 1705. 1873. b. All b. b. 20. Henry''' Richardson ( Wyman. Children Myra B. Dora. . b. 1783 m. Jan. Reuben. 1676. Aug. Ella.^ SamtceU). March 30. Mass. 1769. Nancy. b. b. P. 20.SamueU). 1741 m. m. 1764.^ John. Dec. 1707. March 5. 1702. Children : Seneca M. b. May 31. 1710. m. d. 1868.^ Wyman. Grace. uel^). June 13.* William. 1860. Maurice H. Feb. 1710. daughter of Barzillai Streeter.* William. Ste- N.^ John. 1809 Wyman. Joanna Hinkley. d. Henry. 1745. Martha Ann Barber of Northfield.^ SamueV). He d. 1810. phen. : Fitchburg. in Bil- Mass. 1790. Phebe.'^ Stephen. Dr. 1870. . ..Samuel^). Jan... 1879. 1766. 1741. 21. Nov. b. 17..^ Stephen. ArethusaSouthiclc d. 1877. b. in Athol. Amos. 1768. b. Amos^ Richardson (Stephen.^ John.^ Wyman. 16. h. Emeline Young. b. 1823 m. b. 1835. Sarah. Relief. : . d. 1805. 1819. July 30. 1849.* Stephen. William Augus- tus.^ Wyman. b. 1804. Was a noted physician. b. . b. 26. 20.. Jan. 27. Children Amos.^ Samuel^). Children: Erie.^ John. 27. Mass. 14. d. S. Feb. Nov.^ Samuel^). h. Oct. April 20.'^ Stephen. b.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. in Pelham. May 31. 1st. 1700. Stephen. July 17. Ebenezer. INIarch 25. Mass. 3rd. Vt. b. b. Charles Franklin. Eldad. 1883. 435 Belle. . b. b.^ Slephen^^ SamJune 4. Stephen^ Richardson (Stephen. June 27. in . 1871. ( Wyman. Vt.^ Wyman. 1711.^ Stem.^ Stephen. Jan.^ Samuel^). ( Luna ''' Richardson b.^ William. in Fitchburg..^ Stephen. Mass. 1712. b. lerica. 25. Children: Susanna.. June 28. 8. daughter-in-law of Moses Boardman Williams m. Sarah Frost of Billerica..^ John. Dec. March 5. 1875 d. b. Stephen^ Richardson (Wyman.. Childi-en: William Carr B. Hardwick.* William. 1871. Sarah Durant. 1803 . E. 1879. 1743. 1765. Miller of . March 25. June 9. b.^ William. Electa Udall m. Feb. b. Joseph. 29.

1.^ Stephen. b. b. Ben- jamin.'~ Richardson {Sherman^ of Winchendon.!). 11. . George.^ SamueV).^ Stephen. 1830. 1827 m. Nov. April 21. Aug. 1779. Isaac Hills m. 17. Joseph Hammoud. 11. 1769. Doc. m. . Wliittaker of Hinsdale. 1849. June b. 1865. b. at Concord.^ Stephen. 10. 1774. 1796 5. 1843 Martha W. Mass. 29. 11. '^ Benjamin*' Richardson {Erie.^ Amos. W. lives in Centreville. Amos. Asa. b. 1849. Nov. George Dec. daughter of Jonathan Richardson m. Hiram. 1822. b. Kezia... 1792. Nov. 2nd.. 13. Dec. 17G4. Amos*^ Richardson {Erie. Olcott. 2nd. Children Lloyd D. Benjamin Hammond. 1828. 25. 19. 1777. b. 1834. b. daugliter of Mason Herrick of Keene . b. 1841 . Iluldah. b. Ziba. 1800. Oct. 1847. Mass. Jan. March 27. b. . Dec. b. 27. 1830) d. Sarah. 12. I).'^ Stephen. 31. 1852. b. Rlioda. 7. b. April 16. May 25. Mrs.^ Richardson (A^nos.'' Amos. April 15. Oct. Howes. daughter of Joel July .. in Keene). Josephine (b. March 20. h. m. Amos A. 1807 m. m.^ Erie. d. m. b. m.^ Stephen. 1. Child: Ada Cummings. 1871.. daughter of Benjamin Whitcomb.^ Stephen. d. Sept. 1801. Aaron.).. March 6.^ Amos. .436 Lemuel. Stephen. 1805. 1827. Joel Foster and lived . Isaac Stratton. b. 1804. Ai)ril 26. 1807. Ruth A. 1837. Sept. Dolly. 23.. b. 6. David. m. daughter of Benj. Rhoda Thompson. . Ruth Ann. 1786. April 24. W. 1865. 3. 25. . : 22. m. Betsey. (d. Oct. Phebe Hill (b. • 1826. in 1890. Aug. in Waitsfield. 1861.Sam5. 1847. April 27. 1839). Martha P. Md. Charles L. b. Alfred. 5. 1789. 1827). Marshall. b. 1792. 1826). Amos''' lives until 1815. 4. ^ Amos. Aug. 1st. Feb. Aug. . in Keene. : he d. d. . 1777 m. 1800.. Benjamin Howard"'^ Richardson {Theodore^ of Stoddard). d. D. 2nd>. 1st. lived where Martin Mason now Cazenovia. when he removed to «e/i). 7. Polly or Mary.^ Amos. Dec. Jan. Lloyd D. b. 1798. . daughter of Zenas Ware m. Nov.^ Erie. b. 1839 ra.. April 21. 18U0. 1849. N. Y. Charlotte. d. 1832. b. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. . b. 1784. 27. b.lune 3. d.Samuel^). 7.. July 5. June 21. 1831.^ Samtiel^). 1st. Jan. m. Vt. Richardson {Amos. Foster Volney Woodcock. Sept. March 20. Aug. 1771. ra.. Betsey (b. April 23. . Nov. Children Barzillai. Erie. b.. Kezia (b. b. March 2.. July Ruel.. 1. b. .^ Step)lien.

m. Oct. Sept. b. Jan. b. 437 11. Charlotte (b. Mrs. b. Children Charles W.Ripley {Alden^of Winchester) . 1855. Sept.. 1833 m. 1855. . 10. 1862. cl. Ephraim P..^ Rixford (Artemas^). Dec. N". Elizabeth H. d. 1792. . 1873. m. Matilda Riell Jan. Marshall^ RixFORD {Artemas^ of Windiester) b. 1860. White. m. 1873 Aug. Chiklren: Ida Bell. Hattie L. daughter of Erastus Field of Winchester. Fred C. b. 1819 . Child : Jano C.1822. 4. 1873.. 1867). James Monroe Alden Moses. daughter . b. 111. 5. Azubah 1875). in Keene. Nov. d. b. b.GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. b. Arthur. b. d. RIDER. 1851. b. Elbridge Hale. March 28. Jan. b. 24. m. 1816. Abbie J.. b.^ Robbins {Patrick^ of Denamora.. Apr..2 Rixford {Bradley'^ of Winchester) b. young. Abbie M. : . Ephraim March 30. and Ara L. 1849. Patrick H.h. in Swanzey. Artemas W. 24. Dec. 1871 d. May 12.. Frances J. 1862). 13. 1868. 1856. 1824). 24. b. Robbie. in Winchester. Sept. 1817. William N. March 22. June. Jennie. 1866. m. Ballon. Henry July 27. June 9. Feb. 1885). 3. Alden^). 12. 10. 24. 26. m. b. Nov. June 4. 1887. 1886... May 15.^ Ripley (William^. White (b. Towns. March 16. 1847. RIXFORD. Frances. Smith of Keene. daughter of Peter Cross. 30. Thompson. b. 1855. daughter of Benjamin Frost of Marlborough. Eveline E. John O'Brien. 1850. F. 1. Susan Elizabeth. 19. 22. 3. Jan. Frank W. 1872. b. daughter of Moses Worcester. April 4. 1873.. Jan. 18. (b. daughter of Charles W. lugalls (b. 29. Children : Georgianna. T. May 12. b. Child: Ora M. d. daughter of Henry W. 28.. Mary Ann. 26. . Charles W. : ROBBINS.).. 1817). Oct. son of Mrs. July 1. 26. b. Children of Leonard B. 1854. 1874. In- galls : Rosa Ara.. Lock M. Emily (b. of Sara(b. May . 1888. 1859. 2d. T. March 12. 10. Oct. Eveline E. LulaBell. May June . 2cl. Sept.. b. Children b. 1872. Feb. m.. Dec. 1880. 1857 m. 1848. March b. Apr. RIPLEY. March 12. 1854). daughter of Ara L. 1. William Rider m. (b.. 14. of Samuel Holbrook. 1875. daughter of John Sawin.

Florence. Jan 29.Robbins ni. Mary Scott. April 21. Amos Tucker of Vt. 1890. daughter of Joseph Child Jesse J. Holbrook. Mary L. b. March 14. May 7. Azariah Dickinson. 1861. March 11. A A ROCXWOOD.. m. . 1824 in. 30. m. 30. d. Robinson. 28. Jan. March 23. 11. Oct. 20. 1851. AYiiite of b. . Rogers. 1824. 1889. George. Comi. Child Amasa S. . daugliter of Jacob T. m. 14.. Joel Ham.. July. in Denaraora. 13. in Norwich. Elisha^ Rockwood {Elisha^ of Chesterfield). 30. Elizabeth. Jan. 1780. Joseph Hammond.. b. d. m. Y. ROBINSON. ni. renzo R. Sept. Arvilla R. July 29. Cliildren : Patrick H. Mathew. daughter of Joseph Slate. 1848) d. 1778. Nov. : Nathan Amasa S. N. 1887. 1st. Feb. 1784. 1821. lives in Keene. ni. (1). m. Sophia (b.- Rogers (Nathan : C. 1791.. Apr. Geouge. Richard.795. Oct.^ Luthera S. Mary. 23.. March 22. 1821 . 1858 . b.. 17. m. 26. George W. bapt.. of Ebenezer son. b. b. Fred. April 18. Jan. N. Y. Lo21. Sarah. m. 1793. b. July 3. June 21. 1868). 1842.'). Malvina Tessier of Denainora. Susan (d. Oct. he d. b. . 3. (Amasa . : 18. Persis (b. 1887. P^lisha Ramsdell. INIatiikw Robley.i Justice R... 1888. 1784. bapt.. b. b. m. 1774.438 nac. 1835). Aug. 15. Conn. Aug. Ann.. 26. b. m. ROBLEY. 1832). 18. bapt.. bapt. daughter of Breek Parkman of Westborough. 5. daughApril ter of Elisha Whitcorab Children : Chesterfield. bapt. b. HISTORY OF SWANZEY. ^ Electa E. Henry. 1814 m. 1857. b. 1858). 1804.). 2d. Oct.. Feb. Willie. inSwanzey. daughter Children: daughter. 1st. 1858. Cummings. June 21. 3. 1849). 1.. d. 1784. March Justice R. Nov. ROGERS.^ Rogers b. Timoth}' Fessenden. 1884. S. 1854. b. Mary Smith (1). March 3. Children: 20.. {Patrick^) . Angelina. Y . Oct. 1798. C. 1771 ni. b. March 22. Sept. (b.'^ Nathan C} of Norivich. b. Eunice. 1786. b. 1819. N. 1795. 14. Oct. b. mond. b. Aug. Children Mary M. May 9.

b.^ John. Dec.. d. b. . Jan. Oct.^ John. Mass. 7. 19. Feb.^ .. 23. 2d. George H. Bethia. daughter of Benjamin Twitchell d. borough m. Feb. Feb. Dec. Holliston . 2d.^ Joseph. Martin"^ Rockwood (Samuel. July 23. Nov. 1848. . March 11.^ Nicholas. 1811. b.'^ John. 1654) d. 1859."* (d. 11.. . 1881. 3 John. .'^ JoJin. 1815). 1735 m.. June 14. Widow Mary Rugg. 1819. d. b. 1860). Mass. b. 1814 m. 1814 Children Ella E. adopted! daughter of Enoch Foster of Marl. Had four children. Milljury."^ John. George H. 1839. Aug. 1809. (b.^ 1. 23. 1843. 10. settled in Fitzwilliam m. Charles H.. Sept. d. lived in Medway. in Swanzey. 1680.'^ Richard^ of Dorchester). 439 Emily (widow of Rev.). m. 1886. b. 1886. 1879. m. d.^ Nicholas.^ JoJm. Mass.b. 1845. Charles H. Jan. 16. daughter of Joseph Johnson of b. Samuel''' Rockwood {Samuel.^ Nicholas. 1662. 21. in 1736 . 15. 1692. March 2.^ Rockwood Nicholas. His son by first marriage..GENEALOGICAL RECORDS. daughter of Alonzo A. 25.^ Josej^h. Nov.'' Samvel.^ Joseph. July 23. Feb. Nicholas. Han- nah S. Dec. m.'' Samuel. His son. 1. Knowlton 30. 1853). Hannah Frost. RUGG. b. 1765 d. . lived in Braintree. Feb. . in 1836.. June 8. : of Marlborough. 1786. 13. . Feb. Malinda F. . 5. 5. Medfield . Fanny Hoyt of Brockton. 1886). Oct. b. Joseph. Fanny M. 1854. . 1889. Stanley. May 24. 1854. Dec. b. . daughter of Samuel Stone he d. Rhoda (b. Eli B. . Children: Claude E. Mass. June 13. July (Samuel. His son. June 10. 23.. . 15. Sept. 1774. 4. July 27. 1873. d.. 1857. 30. m.^ Rockwood (Samuel. daughter of Jonas Kuights he d.. 1852 m. and Medway. June 10.^ Richard^).. (b. 19. 1877. 1746. Richard^ Rockwood was a planter in Dorchester. His son Samuel. in Swanzey. b. April 13.. 12. April 17. Nov. d.^ John. 1852. Lovina A. as early as 1628 . b. Alice A. . June 10. Mass.^ BichcmV). 1784 m.^ Joseph. 1812). June 14. b. Jane Adams His son. in 1636 was married two or three times.^ John. 1759. m. Aug.. Alma L. Osgood Herrick of d. 1st. b. b. 14. Dec. Dec. 1782. daughter of Abel Wilder of Keene June 19.'^ Richard^). ^ 1753. Polly (b. d. (b.^ b.. John.

24. b. Sept 24. July . Lucy.^ John^ of. h.. 1838 m. d. b. 1783. Sept. Caleb. 1839). 1843. Dec. 1795 d.. 1808 m. July 29.. 1. m. Feb. 1795. George Tarbell. June 14. 1. b. b. d. Sept.1765. b. 1777. sawyer. March 2. m. : Hannah. Malinda (b. ra. 4. S. Doc. 1772. S. Abijah. Sargent (John} of Marlborough). Child George Harvey. daughter of Josluia Graves. ra. 1806. Children : Nabbe. 1770. Abraham Day. 1849. 1775. ^lilton. Cliildren Sarah. 31. b. 8. b. b. Jan. 17. 1867. Aug. b. 1801.. Feb. SARGENT.. in : . Feb. 1881. b. Nov. Children: Fidelia. 7. daughter of Hezeltine Gould of Dover. bapt. d. March 10. 1775. 1st. Joshua.440 HISTORY OF SWANZEY. 1873. 1. 23. 1799. 1804. Hephzihah and a twin brother. ni. 1791 the daughter d. 2. b. 1839. 1849). John Starkey. Oct. 1888). . d. Nov. 31. b. 1874. 1801. b. Caleb Sawyer d. 1841. A daughter b. July 14. 1803. 26.^ of Keene). 19. 1803. Feb. b. b. 1766. Sept. Feb. Relief Wliitcomb. in Penn. Dec. . July 21. 8. 14. daughter of Josiah P. 1849. Susan H.. 1784. Grace Mabel. Sept. 8. Mary M. : John Rugg jamin Brown. Children Henry. Sept. d. b. 1804. Caleb. 20. RUSSELL. Lydia. Rhoda. . 1772. April 10. 1775. 1775. Damaris (b. I). b. 1765. Dec. 9.. 1786. 15. Vt. 1768. bapt. June 15. dangliter of Josiah P. 17. 1836. May 5. May 11. 8. h. b. Nov. b. May 6. Oct. March 4. d. b. 21. m. Sept. March 2. Harvey^ Sargent (John 1839 . May 15. Caleb. daughter of Peter Annis of Stoddard. 1793 d. d. 1823. May John 1.Marlhorougli). March 3. b. 2d. Feb. b. 1850. 26. d. his wife.~ . 13. Jan. 24. Feb. Sept. Ruth. 1796. March 28. 19. 2nd. 1779. b. 1806. Apr. 29. m. the son the day of its birth. Relief. 5. Dec. : 1868. 1783. June 12. the same day. Children: Harry Lewis. 10. d. 17. Sept. Levi Rlgg. Swanzey.S79. Read m. Jan. 20. 5. Joshua Graves. 1849. Charles Lewis^ Rdssell {Thomas T. Abijah2 Sawyer (CaJeb^). . James Hosley. 1837. Annette. Sarah. Lydia. Jan. July 5. 1st. Sept. . 1. (b. May Harvey. d. b. Samuel. July 9. Eunice. b. Read. 3. 1767 m. Meletiah (b. Abel. b. 29. 1815. 1837). probably a daughter of BenChild Rebecca. Nov.

ra. Joshua.. July 27.. 1867. Mary (b. 1833 d. m. 1832 d.. m. 1846. Children: Thankful. Cynthia (b. d. b. 1796 Jan. July . 1808). B. in. d. Cynthia B. July 20. : 1810 cock. Jerome. May 4. Aug.. Rebecca. Feb. 29. Mass. 1881. Feb. 3. Elmira. Olcott. Feb. b. Caty. 21.. Ainos Bailey.. May 2. b. . b. Nov. Feb.h. b. Dec. 1832. d. 1791. 1796. Ru- hanmli Ilazen. Dec. James Ward of Bradford. Josiah. Caleb^ Sawyer {Abijah. Feb. Henry. 14. Hiram W. 1809. b. Hknry3 Sawyer (Abijah. b. 9. 9. 19. . Joshda3 Sawyer (Abijah. Archibald. 3. 1836 d. 27. 1835.. Child Albert Henr}'. 1852.'^ Cale¥). 1768 . 1790.. Martin L. Lucina (b. July 21. 2nd. July 15. Children: Elijah. b. b. Mar. b. 1840). 28. b. May 9".GEXEALOGICAL RECORDS.^ Caleb'^). 2. . m. 1808. 1877. 1816). Feb. 28. : May d. daughter of James Olcott. : Israel Sawyer. June 25. 1864. March 9. b. b. m. 1838. daughter of Chauncy Davis of Fitzwilliam d. 15. April 17. d. 1801 m. 1839.. . 1830.. 19. m. Feb. May Amos 23. d. 1808. Dorothy (b. d. Caty . Dec. Ist. 1. Isaac Boynton of Haverhill. Sept. 1. Mass. 1826. Aug. d. Feb. Abijah. 1786 d. b. Mar. 1875. Dec. iu Winchendon. 28. April 4. Apr.^ Caleh^). 2ii(l. William Esther Brown. 1809. b. 1849. May Bulah. Cynthia J.. 25. d.. 1809. b. Henry 1st. Mary 8. b. Hannah (b. 18. Nov. Emily E. m. 1821. 1804. Peabody of Newport. June 28. 1806. April 27. April 20. . b. July 28. . 1781. 1843). Clarissa. July 7.. 1879. b. 1814. Jan. June 10. Nov. b. 1784 ra.. July 1. b. 1814. 22. March 31. 1839. 24. Feb.Sawyer (Israel^). 1831 m. . 22. . daugliter of James Children Lydia W. 2nd. 1827. ^ . : . m. Virgil WoodFeb. Sept. m. Joshua A. Aug. Cliildi-en Albert. 22. b. Stanchfield of Minnesota. . (hinghter of . daughter of Aquila Ramsdell Ann Baxter. 22. 1817. m. 24. . AVilliam. . daugliter of Auios Bailey d. 1807. Conn. 1851. 4. b. 1st. 1828. Amos'* Sawyer {Henry. 20. Aholiab. 18. 29. Sa5IOel2 441 SAWfER {Cide¥) . Nov. . m. Mrs. 1819. May 15. April 7. Sept. Sebastian. July 17. 1812. b.h. b. Children Caleb A. March 28. 1829. 1805. 4. 1824). 1799. Abijah. b. 1812 b. b. 1806 d. June 2. 14. 1797. April Rebecca (b. June 26. 23. b. in 1752. 1823.^ Cale¥). 1840). d. March Elijah. 5. July 26. Joshua Bradley. 1847.

. 28. Ilepzibah. 19. 11. d. 8. 1823. Dec. b. bapt. Knight. Maich 5. Mrs.. Abigail Varney of llallowell. 1st. 1769. 10. m. Apr. 1785 . 1800. 1765 m. Edna Arvilla. 25.. Mass. July 14. Elizabeth. of Roxbury. bapt. b. Samuel Hills. Jeromk^ Sawyer {Elijah. Assena. He May. . Selick Osl)orn. 22. ChiUb'en Mary. Elisha. 2. Apr. Sept. 21. Children Charles B. Aug. year 1634. 15. Thankful. 13. Mrs. 18. 3. b. h. 1842. 1634. June 15.. 1880. Angelina Belding. Dec. Feb. Knight (b. 20. Willi AM^ Scott. 1833. Children : Rachel. rine. b. Jan. 18S3. b. Elisha Scott. Ebenezer. March 5. b. 1797. Jan. Mar. Maiy. 1780. 1778. 1788. March b. Charles. 1770 ra. : b. Gardner 1817. 1771. Aug. Dec.. 1831. b. Nov. Mitty Bigelow. 26. Robert Seaver.). 1761 m. . Apr. William Scott. 1770. Ora. b. March 17. 1879.442 1811. Nov. Jan. 1773. b.1814. 1683. Ruth 1770. 24. jr. b. Nathaniel. b. aged seventy-six 3'ears. Mary CatheGeorge Byron. Ebenezer. 1776. d. 28. daughter. Jerome. 11. July 12. 1639. 1810. Had six children : Shubael. Jerusha. Nov. Nov. . an adopted Nathan Scott m. . HISTORY OF SWANZEY. m. Aug. 1792. m. Elijah Houghton. b. 5.. March 3. ConRuth.. 31. 18. 1853). 10. Fit. d. 30. of Boston. m. b. Dec. Dec. bapt. bapt. 1807 m. b. Caleb. daughter of Charles Talbot. 1767. Children LeRoy Milton. of Kcene. Elisha'. Hannah. came from England in the to Ameiica d. : ham Graves. 1830. bapt. (b. SEAVER. Me. daughter of AbraJune 21. Jan. 1820. 1767. m. Elizabeth BuUard. 1778). m. b. 1790. March 25.. Ella M. . 3. Aug. bapt.'^ Israel).. Sept. 1756. b. 1856. Clara L. 1836. 22. 1. 4. Feb. Feb. Joshua. Hattie Ella. Matthew Robley. 2d. b. Samuel Lane. 12. 1771. Jan.Scott {Elisha^).~ Sawyer (Daniel^ came from Ludlow. Feb.Scott {Elisha^). Nov. SiMKON Scott. George II. b. Ellen. b. June 15. b. Sept. 26. 1838. bapt. Dorcas June 9. tent. d. May 6. daughter of Abner Graves. SCOTT. Joshua. 1874. Eunice. 11. 1775. : Charles H.

'^ Shubael. William Hyde. Children Abigail. Children : Polly. 1818. Capt. 1810 ra. Hep. . W. b. 1856. Oct. July 11. He d. Oct. April 25. April 25.. b.. 1804 went to N. Roxanna. Jan. June 5. zibath Stratton frora Bernardstown. Mariah. . Nov. 1777. May 8. daughter of Asa Dickinson. 2.. Nov. July 14. Patty. 1828. about 1783 ra.^ SJmbael. b. 1705 . m. Lucy. 1825). July 4. Children: Mary. Ruth. 1779. Nov. Deliverance.'^ Shtibael. 28. 6. 20. m.Robert^). Jan. b. Nov. m. Haramond. 2d. b. Jonathan Jackson. 443 Twelves. Dec. 28. He d. P'eb. 21. b. m. 1786.^ Shubael.^ Shubael. JoiiN^ b.^ Robert^). b. 24.Robert^). Mary. 15. 1791). 8. ert^). 1704. Dorothy Whitcomb. Children Abram. b. b.'^ Rob. April 8. 1817. daughter of John Pierce ra. m. 1. {Shubael. 13. m. Aaron R. Oct. 1. 1779. Nov. He died Dec. 1815. 1854. 1826. Schuyler. : Mary. 11. John. 1771 m. b. Abigail Had a son : Shubael. 1740.. 1822.'^ Shubael. m. 18. m. Seaver . 1802.^ Shubael. Dec. daughter of Noah Hyde of Newton. 1795. b. 23. ra. ra. 15. Feb. Nov. Dec. 7. m.'^ Robert^).^ SJmbael. Shubael. 1817. 1864). May b. 3.^ Shubael. . b. Polly. William H. 1807. b. Shubael. b. 1820. March 5. James 22. about 1783.. March b.d. July 11. (b. Polly (b. Aug. Longley Willard.^ Robert^). 1773. June 3. b. : . b. (Shubael. Ebenezer. Y. 1781. 1st. 1764. Ro