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31, 1783, in his eighty-eighth year. He
married (first) in Boston, March 15, 1722,
Patience Reed, seventh daughter of Israel
and Mary (Kendall) Reed, of Woburn,
Massachusetts, born December 3, 1699.
She was received in the Weston church
by letter from the church in Chelsea, Feb-
ruary 26, 1727, and died in Weston, Octo-
ber 24, 1745. He married (second) May
10, 1746, Abigail Wooley, of Concord.
Children, all born of first marriage: 1.
Jeremiah, mentioned below. 2. Isaac, born
in Weston, Massachusetts, November 15,
1726; married (first) Ruth Bullard, and
(second) Elizabeth Graves. 3. Patience,
born January 20, 1729-30; married, May
28, 1754, John Flagg. 4. Israel, born July
10, 1732; married Abigail Brown. 5. Asa,
born August 7, 1736, died April 12, 1746.

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child of Jeremiah (i ) and Patience (Reed)
Whittemore, was born August 16, 1723,
in Concord, Massachusetts, died at Spen-
cer, same State, May 14, 1803. He re-
moved from Weston to Spencer in 1760.
Part of his children were born in the lat-
ter town. He married, June 2, 1748, Mary
Carter, and their children were: 1. Asa,
born November 10, 1749. 2. Amos, born
May 7, 1751. 3. Reuben, mentioned be-
low. 4. Mary, born in Weston, married
Nathan Wright, October 26, 1779. 5.
Tamar, born June 18, 1756, married Rob-
ert Watson. 6. Sybil, born January 17,
1758, married Reuben Underwood, Feb-
ruary 1, 1779. 7. Aaron, born in Spencer,
March 1, 1762. 8. Esther, born Decem-
ber 28, 1764, died unmarried. 9. Jere-
miah, born February 21, 1766. 10. Sarah,
born March 16, 1768, married Ebenezer
Kingsbury.

(VI) Reuben Whittemore, third son of
Jeremiah (2) and Mary (Carter) Whitte-
more, was born April 29, 1754, in Wes-
ton, and died in Spencer, April 19, 1832.
He was about six years of age when the
family removed to Spencer, and there he
passed his life. He married, March 2,
1774, Abigail Watson, and they had chil-
dren: 1. Betsey, born June 15, 1780, mar-
ried James Browning. 2. Amos, born
September 7, 1782, resided in Hartford,
Connecticut. 3. Thankful, born February
6, 1785, died August 22, 1838. 4. Daniel,
born April 28, 1787. 5. Roswell, born
October 3, 1789. 6. Reuben, born Febru-
ary 5, 1795. 7. Oliver, mentioned below.
8. Caroline, born December 14, 1798, mar-
ried Samuel M. Hobbs. 9. William, born
July 7, 1801, died April 4, 1841, unmar-
ried. 10. Abigail, born November 20,
1803, married Augustus Rider, of Spen-
cer, had one son, Alfred.

(VII) Oliver Whittemore, fifth son of
Reuben and Abigail (Watson) Whitte-
more, was born February 11, 1797, in



Spencer, and died March 29, 1830, at the
age of thirty-three years. He was a
farmer in his native town. He married,
June 26, 1823, Lydia Jones. Children: 1.
Eli Jones, mentioned below. 2. Harriet
Susannah, born March 8, 1826; married,
April 19, 1853, Phineas Jones, of Spencer.
3. Oliver Augustus, born March 2, 1828;
married Almedia R. Treadway, of Crown
Point, New York.

(VIII) Eli Jones Whittemore, eldest
child of Oliver and Lydia (Jones) Whitte-
more, was born April 30, 1824, in Spencer.
He received his education in the district
schools of his native town and Leicester
Academy at Leicester, Massachusetts.
He was but six years old when his father
died, and was early obliged to maintain
himself. He continued to work on a farm
until sixteen years old, when he entered
the wheelwright shop of S. G. Reed, at
Spencer. He was industrious and faith-
ful and after a few years became a part-
ner with Mr. Reed, whom he succeeded
in business. Mr. Whittemore developed
a substantial business in the manufacture
of carriage and wagon wheels, by which
he acquired a competence. In 1866 he
removed to Newark, New Jersey, where
he entered partnership with Phineas
Jones, husband of his sister, Harriet L.
Whittemore. The establishment in the
latter city was conducted under the name
of Phineas Jones & Company, doing a
general wheelwright business, and manu-
facturing carriage and wagon wheels.
This establishment is still conducted, but
Mr. Whittemore sold out his interest to
his partner in 1874 and retired. The
establishment is now in possession of a
son of Phineas Jones, he being engaged
in the manufacture of automobile wheels.
On his retirement from business, Mr.
Whittemore returned to his native coun-
ty, and settled in the city of Worcester.
In 1877 he acquired a handsome residence
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on Main street, which he continued to
occupy until his death, February I, 1914,
near the close of his ninetieth year. Dur-
ing the administration of President Lin-
coln, he was postmaster at Spencer, and
served the town two years as assessor, and
three years as selectman. In early life
he took up the study of civil engineering,
and for years was the only civil engineer
in Spencer and vicinity. On settling in
Worcester he became one of the ap-
praisers of the Mechanics' Savings Bank
of that city. For some years he was a
member of the Worcester County Me-
chanics' Association and the Agricultural
Society. In political matters he adhered
to the Republican party. He married
(first) April 13, 1858, Maria Isabella
Pope, of Spencer, who died there in 1862,
daughter of William Pope. He married
(second) at Manchester, New Hampshire,
May 3, 1866, Elizabeth M. Hamblett, born
in Pelham, New Hampshire, daughter of
David and Emma (Aiken) Hamblett. She
died February 19, 1901, in Worcester,
Massachusetts. There were two children
of the second marriage : Eric Hamblett,
mentioned below, and Emma Lizzie, born
February 23, 1869, now residing in Wor-
cester, unmarried.

(IX) Eric Hamblett Whittemore, only
son of Eli Jones and Elizabeth M. (Ham-
blett) Whittemore, was born July 30,
1867, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
His education was supplied by the public
schools of Manchester and of Worcester,
Massachusetts, graduating from the high
school in the latter city. He began his
business life as clerk in a hardware store
in Worcester, and later in Boston, Mas-
sachusetts, and in 1891 engaged in busi-
ness on his own account in Worcester,
manufacturing paper boxes. In 1894 he
established himself in the same line of
business in Fitchburg, where he now has
a large and well equipped plant and is
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transacting a growing business. Mr.
Whittemore is a man of quiet tastes and
domestic habits, and does not enter
largely into the social or public life of
the city. He is a Republican in political
principle, and a member of the Knights
of Pythias. He married, December 19,
1895, Jennie R. Black, of Medford, Massa-
chusetts, daughter of Almon and Betsey
(Bailey) Black, granddaughter of Josiah
and Mary (Libby) Black. Children:
Elizabeth Hamblett, born October 7,
1897; Ruth Bailey, July 2, 1904.



THURSTON, Edwin Chace,

Retired Citizen.

The family of Thurston has been a very
prolific one, and descendants of various
immigrants bearing the name are found
throughout New England and the entire
country. The family is still represented
in Fall River, Massachusetts, where it
shares in the social and material life of
the community.

(I) Edward Thurston was the first of
the name in the colony of Rhode Island,
and must have been there some time be-
fore 1647, at l east l° n g enough to attend
to the preliminaries of his marriage,
which took place in June, 1647. He mar-
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Adam Mott,
who came from Cambridge, England,
when thirty-nine years of age, with his
wife, Sarah, aged thirty-one, four chil-
dren by a former wife, and Mary Lott,
a daughter of Sarah by a former husband.
They were passengers from London for
New England, in the "Defence," in July,
1634. Elizabeth, born 1628, married Ed-
ward Thurston, and in the Coddington
burying ground, Newport, stones of Eliza-
beth and their sons, Daniel. Samuel and
others are still standing. Their marriage
was the third on the record of the Society
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIOGRAPHY



ston is mentioned in the colonial records
as a freeman in 1655. He was also com-
missioner, assistant and deputy from
Newport from 1663 to 1690. On August
26, 1686, he, with others, signed an ad-
dress from the Quakers of Rhode Island
to the king. His wife died September 2,
1694, aged sixty-seven, and he died March
1, 1707, aged about ninety. Children:
Sarah, born March 10, 1648; Elizabeth,
February, 1650; Edward, April 1, 1652;
Ellen, March, 1655 ; Mary, February,
"657; Jonathan, February 4, 1659; Daniel,
April, 1661 ; Rebecca, April, 1662; John,
December, 1664; Content, June, 1667;
Samuel, August 24, 1669 ; Thomas, men-
tioned below.

(II) Thomas Thurston, youngest child
of Edward and Elizabeth (Mott) Thur-
ston, was born October 8, 1671, in New-
port, where he made his home, and died
March 22, 1730. He married there, July
2 3> '695. Mehitable, daughter of Peleg
and Anne (Sisson) Tripp. She survived
him and was living in Newport, October
21, 1736. Children: Edward, mentioned
below; Thomas, Peleg, Jonathan, Samuel,
John, Ruth, Elizabeth, Anne, Mehitable,
Mary, Nathaniel.

(III) Edward (2) Thurston, eldest
child of Thomas and Mehitable (Tripp)
Thurston, was born 1696, in Newport,
and lived in Freetown, Massachusetts,
where he died November 3, 1783. He
married, about 1723, Hannah Dodson,
born 1703, daughter of Jonathan and Abi-
gail (Gannett) Dodson, of Freetown,
granddaughter of Anthony Dodson, of
Scituate, Massachusetts, died September
15, 1778. Children: Edward, mentioned
below; Peleg, born October 24, 1726;
Hannah, February 24, 1729; Thomas,
December 25, 1730; Sarah, November 24,
1732 ; Elizabeth, January 24, 1735 ; Me-
hitable, February 28, 1737; Mary, March
9, 1740; Samuel, March 7, 1743.



(IV) Edward (3) Thurston, eldest
child of Edward (2) and Hannah (Dod-
son) Thurston, was born September 6,
1724, in Freetown, where he continued to
make his home. He married, about 1759-
60, Parnold Mott, of Dartmouth, Massa-
chusetts. Children: Gardner, born Feb-
ruary 15, 1761; Parnold, December 27,
1764; Deborah, married Elisha Davis, of
Fall River; Nathaniel Starbuck, men-
tioned below; Hepzibah, died unmarried
after 1830.

(V) Nathaniel Starbuck Thurston, sec-
ond son of Edward (3) and Parnold
(Mott) Thurston, was born May 10, 1771,
in that portion of Freetown which is now
in Fall River, where he engaged through
life in agriculture, and died May 18, 1844.
He married Lavina Davis, of Fall River,
who died September 28, 1891. Children:
Betsey, born April 21, 1794; Samuel, De-
cember 17, 1797; James, April 12, 1799;
Lucy, July 23, 1803 ; Joanna, December 2,
1806; William, mentioned below.

(VI) William Thurston, third son of
Nathaniel Starbuck and Lavina (Davis)
Thurston, was born December 7, 1809, in
Freetown, where he followed farming,
and died February 20, 1871. He mar-
ried there, December 10, 1833, Elea-
nor Chace, born June 10, 1810, died No-
vember 24, 1883. Children : Edwin Chace,
mentioned below; George Wilson, born
March 18, 1836; Palmer Chace, Septem-
ber 16, 1837; Jason Woodward, January
5, 1839; Ruth, February 16, 1841 ; Caro-
line, December 20, 1843 ; Phebe Jane, De-
cember 10, 1847; John and James (twins),
June 22, 1850.

(VII) Edwin Chace Thurston, eldest
child of William and Eleanor (Chace)
Thurston, was born October 7, 1834, in
Fall River, and was for many years en-
gaged as a moulder in the foundry busi-
ness, and is now retired from active life,
making his home in Fall River. He mar-



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ried, August 17, 1864, in that town, Sarah
Howland Anthony, born there January 4,
1847, daughter of Edward and Ophelia
(Brown) Anthony (see Anthony XI).
Mrs. Thurston is a member of Queque-
chan Chapter, Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution, of Fall River, and has
served as charter delegate from this chap-
ter to the National Convention at Wash-
ington. She is a member of the Fall
River Woman's Club, and a faithful at-
tendant of the Second Congregational
Church. Mr. and Mrs. Thurston are the
parents of three children: 1. Cora Belle,
born July 17, 1865, now the widow of Dr.
Charles C. Terry, who died in 1894; she
is a teacher and resides with her mother
in Fall River ; her son, Carl Anthony
Terry, is a graduate of Brown University.
2. Edward Anthony, born June 26, 1871 ;
is a well-known attorney of Fall River,
member of the legal firm of Baker &
Thurston, and a leader in the councils of
the Republican party. 3. Ralph Emery,
born August 6, 1877; is a graduate of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
and resides in Putnam, Connecticut.

(The Anthony Line).

(I) Dr. Francis Anthony was born in
London, England, April 16, 1550. He
was a very learned physician and chemist,
according to the "Biographa Britannica,"
and was son of an eminent goldsmith of
London, who had had a responsible
position in the jewel office under Queen
Elizabeth. About 1569 Francis Anthony
entered Cambridge University, receiving
the degree of Master of Arts in 1574. He
left Cambridge when forty years of age,
and soon after began to publish to the
world the effects of his chemical studies.
In 1598 he sent abroad his first treatise
concerning the excellency of a medicine
drawn from gold. He began medical
practice in London without a certificate



from the College of Physicians, and in
1600, after a half year of practice, was
called before the president and censors of
the college. For disregarding the in-
junction from them to cease practice, he
was fined five pounds and sent to prison,
being released by a warrant of the Lord
Chief Justice. He continued to practice
and cured several distinguished persons,
so that he was no longer interfered with,
although proceedings were threatened.
His practice consisted chiefly, if not en-
tirely, in the prescription and sale of a
secret remedy called Aurum Potable, or
potable gold, and he made a fortune from
the sale of this remedy. He was a man
of fine character, very liberal to the poor,
died in his seventy-fourth year, and was
buried in the Church of St. Bartholomew,
the Great, where a handsome monument
was erected to his memory. No record
of his first marriage appears, and he mar-
ried (second) September 23, 1609, Eliza-
beth Lante, of Trinity Menaries, London,
widow of Thomas Lante. Children of
first wife : John, mentioned below ;
Charles ; Frances.

(II) John Anthony, son of Dr. Francis
Anthony, was born in 1585, and died in
1655. In 1613 he was graduated from
Pembroke College, Bachelor of Medicine ;
Doctor of Medicine, 1619; was admitted
licentiate of the College of Physicians of
London, 1625 ; served in the civil war on
the Parliamentary side as surgeon to
Colonel Sandays, was author of "The
Comfort of the Soul, laid down by way of
Meditation."

(III) John (2) Anthony, son of John
(1) Anthony, was born in 1607, was a
resident of the village of Hampstead, near
London, and came to New England in the
ship "Hercules," April 16, 1634. He was
in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, September
14, 1640, when he was made freeman. He
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May 25, 1655, was authorized to keep an
ordinary in Portsmouth ; commissioner
1661 ; deputy in 1666-72. He married
Susanna Potter, and both he and his wife
died in 1675. Children: John, born
1642; Susanna, 1644; Elizabeth, 1646;
Joseph, 1648; Abraham, mentioned below.

(IV) Abraham Anthony, youngest
child of John (2) and Susanna (Potter)
Anthony, was born in 1650, and died
October 10, 1727. He was made freeman,
1672; deputy much of the time from 1703
to 171 1, and in 1709-10 was speaker of
the house. He married, December 26,
1671, Alice Woodell, born February 10,
1650, died 1734, daughter of William and
Mary Woodell, of Portsmouth. Children :
John, born November 7, 1672; Susanna
and Mary (twins), August 29, 1674, both
died young ; William, mentioned below ;
Susanna, October 14, 1677 ; Mary and
Amey (twins, Amey died young), Janu-
ary 2, 1680; Abraham, April 21, 1682;
Thomas, June 30, 1684; Alice and James
(twins), January 22, 1686; Amey, June
30, 1688; Isaac, April 10, 1690; Jacob,
November 15, 1693.

(V) William Anthony, second son of
Abraham and Alice (Woodell) Anthony,
was born October 31, 1675, and died De-
cember 28, 1744. He was of Portsmouth,
Rhode Island, and Swansea, Massa-
chusetts. He married, March 14, 1694,
Mary Coggeshall, born September 18,
1675, died after 1739, daughter of John
and Elizabeth (Timberlake) Coggeshall,
granddaughter of Major John and Eliza-
beth (Baulstone) Coggeshall, and great-
granddaughter of John Coggeshall, who
came from Essex, England. Children :
William, born May 14, 1695; Abraham,
mentioned below ; Elizabeth, May 2, 1698;
Mary, December 8, 1699; John, Septem-
ber 12, 1702, died young; Alice, May 22,
1705, married James Chase, of Swansea;
Ann, March 17, 1707; John and Amy



(twins), November 16, 1708; William,
October 26, 1709; James, November 9,
1712; Job, April 10, 1714; Benjamin, June
10, 1716; Daniel, May 19, 1720.

(VI) Abraham (2) Anthony, second
son of William and Mary (Coggeshall)
Anthony, was born September 25, 1696,
and lived in Swansea, Massachusetts,
where he married, February 7, 1717,
Elizabeth Gray, and their children, the
first nine born in Swansea and the others
in Portsmouth, were: Abraham, Decem-
ber 9, 1717; Mary, February 9, 1719;
Edward, May 2, 1720, died February 6,
1821 ; Thomas, October 19, 1721 ; Philip,
mentioned below ; Elizabeth, April 24,
1725; Isaac, March 7, 1727; Sarah, April
7, 1730; Elisha, December 15, 1732;
Jonathan, January 12, 1734; Peleg, No-
vember 30, 1735; Daniel, September 1,

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(VII) Philip Anthony, fourth son of
Abraham (2) and Elizabeth (Gray) An-
thony, was born April 11, 1723, in Swan-
sea, and lived in Portsmouth, Rhode
Island, where he died September 8, 1777.
He married Mary Godard, daughter of
Thomas Godard, and they had the follow-
ing children recorded in Portsmouth :
Abraham, mentioned below; Eunice, died
December 3, 1754; Ann and Susannah,
died January 5, 1754; triplets, born De-
cember 14, 1753; Philip, January 19, 1755,
died in February of the same year;
Philip, February 16, 1756, died Septem-
ber 6, 1777; Eunice, August 3, 1759, died
October 16, 1777; Susannah, November
21, 1761 ; Beriah, September 17, 1763;
Gideon, June 20, 1766.

(VIII) Abraham (3) Anthony, eldest
child of Philip and Mary (Godard) An-
thony, was born August 19, 1751, in
Portsmouth, where he lived, and died
January 18, 1821. He married, in Dart-
mouth, Massachusetts, December 25,
1782, Lettice Smith, a native of that



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town, daughter of Benjamin Smith. Chil-
dren : Philip, born February 2, 1784;
Mary, March 28, 1785, died February 22,
1787; Susanna, December 17, 1786, mar-
ried Henry Knowles ; Mary, June 23,
1788; Benjamin, mentioned below;
Eunice, July 24, 1791 ; Hannah, Septem-
ber 1, 1793; Stephen, December 24, 1795;
Phebe, March 19, 1798; Abraham, Octo-
ber 1, 1800.

(IX) Benjamin Anthony, second son
of Abraham (3) and Lettice (Smith) An-
thony, was born February 28, 1790, in
Portsmouth, in which town he was a
farmer. He married there, May 1, 1812,
Catherine Almy, born October 17, 1790,
in Portsmouth, daughter of Isaac and
Susanna (Lawton) Almy, of that town
(see Almy V).

(X) Edward Anthony, son of Benja-
min and Catherine (Almy) Anthony, was
born in Portsmouth, and grew up there
on the paternal farm. Early in life he
entered a cotton mill, and throughout his
career was identified with the manufac-
ture of cotton, in and around Fall River,
where he was for many years superin-
tendent of a cotton mill, until his death.
He was a well known and respected
citizen. He married Ophelia Brown, born
February 5, 1818, daughter of Jeremiah
and Hannah (Gardner) Brown, of Fall
River.

(XI) Sarah Howland Anthony, daugh-
ter of Edward and Ophelia (Brown) An-
thony, became the wife of Edwin C.
Thurston, of Fall River (see Thurston
VII).

(The Almy Line).

(I) William Almy, born 1601, in Eng-
land, came to Lynn, Massachusetts, as
early as 1631, and subsequently returned
to England. In 1635 he came again to
Massachusetts in the ship "Abigail,"
accompanied by his wife Audrey, and
two children, Ann, aged eight, and Chris-



topher, three. He was in Sandwich, Mas-
sachusetts, April 3, 1637, when he was
accepted as an inhabitant, and in the fol-
lowing year he was fined there for allow-
ing his swine to run at large unringed.
He received a grant of eight and one-half
acres there in 1640, and about 1641 re-
moved to Portsmouth, Rhode Island,
where he continued to reside until his
death, in 1676. He sold lands in Sand-
wich, June 22, 1642, and had a grant at
Wading River, in Portsmouth, November
14, 1644. I n J 655 he was a freeman,
served on the jury in 1656, was commis-
sioner in that year and the following, and
again in 1663. By his will he gave land
to each of his three sons. His wife sur-
vived him. Children: Ann, born 1627,
married John Green ; Christopher, born
1632; John, died October 1, 1676; Job,
mentioned below.

(II) Job Almy, youngest son of Wil-
liam and Audrey Almy, lived in Ports-
mouth, in Warwick, Rhode Island, and
again in Portsmouth, where he died in
1684. He was deputy from Warwick in
1670 and 1672, and assistant in 1673-74-
75. He was one of the seven purchasers
of Pocasset lands from the Indians, hold-
ing three and one-half of the thirty shares,
and was a large landholder, bequeathing
valuable property to his children. The
inventory of his estate amounted to two
hundred and eighty-seven pounds, sixteen
shillings, including many farm animals
and Negro and Indian slaves. He served
on a committee to treat with the Indian
sachems in the effort to reduce drunken-
ness among the Indians. He married
Mary, daughter of Christopher and Sus-
anna Unthank. Children: Christopher
and William (twins), born January 20,
1664 (latter died young) ; William, Sep-
tember 5, 1665 ; Susanna, January 29,
1667; Audrey, April 5, 1669; Deborah,
August 5, 1671 ; Catherine, January 22,



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1674; John, January 25, 1676; Mary,
September 6, 1678 ; Job, mentioned below.

(III) Job (2) Almy, fourth son of Job
(1) and Mary (Unthank) Almy, was born
March 3, 1681, in Portsmouth, and was an
extensive owner of lands and houses in
that town and Tiverton and Little Comp-
ton, Rhode Island, as well as in Massa-
chusetts. The inventory of his estate
amounted to 2377 pounds, nineteen shill-
ings and nine pence, including a large
stock of farm animals and two Negro
slaves, to whom he granted their freedom
by will, to date from January 1, 1770. He
died January 25, 1767. He married, De-
cember 6, 1705, Bridget, daughter of
Peleg and Mary (Coddington) Sanford.
Children, of Tiverton town record: Job,
died young ; Peleg, born October 25, 1709 ;
Mary, June 20, 171 1; Elphal, August 3,
1713 ; Bridget, May 6, 1716; Ann, January
8, 1718; John, April 18, 1720; Job, men-
tioned below; Deborah, March 21, 1724.

(IV) Job (3) Almy, youngest son of
Job (2) and Bridget (Sanford) Almy,
was born May 16, 1722, in Portsmouth,
and married there, September 2, 1756,
Katherine Slocum„ daughter of Peleg
Slocum, of Dartmouth. Three of their
children are recorded in Portsmouth :
Alice, born July 2, 1757; Rebecca, Sep-
tember 26, 1758; William, February 1,
1761. Other records show that they also
had a son, Isaac.

(V) Isaac Almy, son of Job (3) and
Katherine (Slocum) Almy, was born
about 1765, in Portsmouth, and was mar-
ried there, as shown by the Friends'
records, November 4, 1789, to Susanna
Lawton, born about 1766-69, daughter of
Isaac and Mary Lawton, of Portsmouth
(see Lawton V).

(VI) Catherine Almy, daughter of
Isaac and Susanna (Lawton) Almy, was
born October 17, 1790, in Portsmouth,
and became the wife of Benjamin An-
thony, of that town (see Anthony IX).



(The Lawton Line).

(I) Thomas Lawton, founder of the
Rhode Island family, was at Portsmouth
as early as 1639, when he was one of the
twenty-nine persons who signed the comr
pact for government of the settlement.
His second wife was Grace, widow of
William Bailey, and daughter of Hugh
and Elizabeth Parsons. Their children
were : Elizabeth, Daniel, Ann, Sarah and
Isaac.

(II) Isaac Lawton, youngest child of
Thomas and Grace (Parsons-Bailey)
Lawton, was born December 11, 1650, in
Portsmouth, and died there February 25,
1731. He married there, March 3, 1674,
Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Tallman, of
that town. She died May 20, 1701. Chil-



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