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1714 ; Anna, January 21, 1717. 5. Stephen,
mentioned below.

(II) Stephen Bailey, son of William
and Grace (Parsons) Bailey, was born in
1665, and resided in Newport, with his
wife Susanna, where are recorded two
children, Thomas and Rebecca.

(III) Thomas Bailey, son of Stephen
and Susanna Bailey, was born 1690, and
lived in Little Compton, Rhode Island,
where he died February 4, 1741. He mar-
ried, July 10, 1712, Mary Wood, born
March 14, 1691, in Little Compton, died
October 7, 1745, daughter of John and
Mary Wood. Children : John, mentioned
below ; Thomas, born March 1, 1715 ; Con-
stant, April 10, 1717; Joseph, November
2, 1719; Oliver, September 25, 1721 ; Bar-
zillai, October 20, 1724; James, April 12,
1728; William, March 12, 1730; Lemuel,
June 22, 1732; Martha, October 14, 1733.

(IV) John Bailey, eldest child of
Thomas and Mary (Wood) Bailey, was
born June 16, 1713, in Little Compton,
where he made his home, and died May
x 5> 1 777- He married in August, 1740
(intentions published August 2), Mary
Wheaton, of Swansea, Massachusetts,
born 1 72 1, died January 26, 1778. Chil-
dren: Isaac, mentioned below; Deborah,
born July 28, 1751 ; John, October 12,

(V) Isaac Bailey, eldest child of John
and Mary (Wheaton) Bailey, was born
June 15, 1742, in Little Compton, and
lived in that town, where he died Sep-
tember 11, 1813. He married, June 21,
1770, Sarah Manchester, born October 1,
1753, in Tiverton, died August 1, 1828,

daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Brown)
Manchester. Children : Abraham, men-
tioned below ; Abigail, born December 6,
1774; Mary, March 4, 1778; Deborah,
April 20, 17S0; Tillinghast, May 5, 1783;
Sarah, June 25, 1786; Peleg, February 10,

(VI) Deacon Abraham Bailey, eldest
child of Isaac and Sarah (Manchester)
Bailey, was born August 7, 1772, in Little
Compton, and died December 6, 1835. He
married, January 1, 1795, Anna Chase,
daughter of Ezra and Elizabeth (Briggs)
Chase, born March 1, 1777, died January
18, 1841. Children: Pardon, born April
4, 1796; Ezra, March 12, 1797; Betsey,
November 4, 1798; Ann, mentioned above
as the wife of Pardon Brownell (see
Brownell VI).


Successful Business Man.

Isaac T. Brownell, son of Clarke (q.
v.) and Hannah (Hillard) Brownell, was
born December 25, 1826 (Christmas
Day), in Little Compton, Rhode Island.
His early educational training was ac-
quired in the district schools of the neigh-
borhood, as was the custom with coun-
try lads of his day. Early in life he be-
came apprenticed to the carpenter's trade,
acquiring a thorough knowledge of the
various branches of that business, which
proved of great value to him in after
years. The discovery of gold in Cali-
fornia, in 1849, lured many young men
to the Pacific coast, and Mr. Brownell
joined the rush to the gold fields, where
he remained for about two years, he with
several others equipping and manning
the vessel upon which they made the voy-
age to California. His experience there,
however, did not appeal to him, and in
185 1 he returned East, where he again
took up his trade, locating and establish-
ing himself in that occupation in Fall



River, Massachusetts, where in time he
developed a large and successful business
in contracting and building, and by his
untiring industry together with his honor-
able course of dealing with his fellow-
men, and the care and personal atten-
tion he gave to every detail of his ex-
tensive business affairs, he became a man
of large means and one of the most
substantial business men of Fall River.
He gave employment to a large force
of skilled mechanics, and had charge
of the carpenter work for the Union
Mills, the Durfee Mills, the Richard
Borden Mills, the Chace Mill, the Mer-
chant Mill No. i, the Globe Mill No. 2,
and others, at the time of their con-
struction, his long experience in this line
of construction giving him an enviable
reputation along these lines. Many of
the substantial buildings of Fall River
and vicinity stand as monuments to his
skill and ability as a builder. Mr. Brow-
nell continued active in business until
within a few years prior to his demise,
preferring an active and busy life to one
of leisure and indolence, although he was
in a position of affluence many years be-
fore his death and possessed of a suffi-
cient competency to have enabled him to
retire from active business cares. For a
number of years Mr. Brownell was also
active in the public affairs of Fall River.
He was always deeply interested in the
fire department of the city, and in 1877,
1878, 1879 and 1880, served as assistant
chief of the fire department, and in 1881
was superintendent of public buildings
of the city.

Mr. Brownell was possessed of an un-
tiring energy and retained his faculties
to a marked degree, even in his old age,
which was due to his temperate habits
which he followed in all phases of life,
never having used tobacco or liquor of any
kind in any form. He was of a generous
and charitable nature, his charity, however.

being of the unostentatious order, many
poor women and suffering children and
those less fortunate than he being able to
bear testimony as to his benevolence.
His charities, however, were always given
in a quiet and modest manner, and were
never known unless told of by the re-
cipients. Mr. Brownell was a man who
enjoyed the esteem and respect of all
who knew him, and his memory will long
be cherished by the community at large,
where his long and active life was spent.

Mr. Brownell was twice married, his
first marriage being to Roby Pierce, who
died in Fall River. On December 14,
1899, he married (second) Anna Hersey,
who was born in Fair Haven, Massachu-
setts, daughter of Jeremiah Sprague and
Mary Ann (Brown) Hersey, who sur-
vives him, and resides in Fall River. Mr.
Brownell passed away at his home in Fall
River, Massachusetts, February 8, 191 1,
at the advanced age of eighty-four years.
Some few years prior to his death, he
made a second trip to the Pacific coast,
this time, however, making it one of
pleasure rather than business, and for the
purpose of observing the great growth
and development of the great West since
he had visited that country in 1849, cov-
ering a period of over fifty years, he
being nearly eighty years of age at the
time of his second visit, upon which occa-
sion he was accompanied by his wife.

Environment is said to be the making
of a man's character for good or evil. So
is reflected upon a community, be it large
or small, the life of an individual. If the
man is broadminded, progressive and
energetic there must follow an upbuild-
ing that will outlast the mortal career.
Mr. Brownell's life was full of effort, and
no mean proportion of his means was de-
voted to the poor. His genial ways and
careful observance of the rights of others
made him beloved not only by those who
immediately surrounded him, but by



those to whom he was less familiarly
known. He was a plain, matter-of-fact
business man ; but in his business and
social life were reflected those qualities
which adorn character and enrich citizen-

(The Hersey Line).

(I) William Hersey was the progeni-
tor of all who have borne this surname in
Hingham. He came to New England in

1635, was made a freeman in 163S, located
that year in Hingham, although he owned
property on what is now South street in

1636. He died in March, 1658. His wife
Elizabeth died October 8, 1671. Chil-
dren : William, Frances, Elizabeth, Ju-
dith, John.

(II) John Hersey, youngest child of
William and Elizabeth Hersey, born Au-
gust 9, 1640, in Hingham, was a tailor by
trade, and held the office of constable in
1701. He died August 7, 1726. He mar-
ried at Dedham, May 18, 1669, Sarah,
who died January 17, 1732. Children:
Sarah, Judith, Nehemiah, Abigail, Maria,
Jael, Daniel, Peter, Hannah, Betsey,

(III) Jeremiah Hersey, youngest child
of John and Sarah Hersey, born June 18,
1697, in Hingham, died February 9, 1790,
was a cooper by trade, and resided on
South street. He married, December 8,
1726, Elizabeth, probably daughter of
Nathaniel and Judith Gilbert. She died
January 21, 1765, aged sixty-four years.
Children, born in Hingham: Elizabeth,
Hannah, Rebecca, John, Abigail, Zerub-
babel, Abijah, Jeremiah, Hitte, Gilbert.

(IV) Jeremiah (2) Hersey, son of Jere-
miah (1) and Elizabeth (Gilbert) Hersey,
born October 18, 1741, was a trader, and
died October 7, 1796 He married, De-
cember 31, 1772, Mary, daughter of Isaiah
and Margaret (Sprague) Hersey. She
was born October 9. 1745, in Hingham,
died August 13, 1833. Children: Mary,
born 1774; Jeremiah, mentioned below:

Isaac, 1777; Sally, 1780; Rebecca, 1782,
married Gideon Jenkins; Edmund, 1785;
George, 1787; Chrissa, 1790; Peggy
Sprague, 1792; Zadock, 1794.

(V) Jeremiah (3) Hersey, eldest son
of Jeremiah (2) and Mary (Hersey)
Hersey, was born September 9, 1775,
in Hingham, where he was a carpenter
in early life, and later a farmer, and
died August 5, 1846. His residence
was on South street until late in life,
when he removed to North street. He
married (first) August 31, 1799, De-
borah Fearing, born June 29, 1777, in
Hingham, died January 27, 1829, daugh-
ter of Nathaniel and Deborah (Hobart)
Fearing. He married (second) Novem-
ber 11, 1838, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac
and Sally (Fearing) Lane, who survived
him and married (second) Henry Wilder,
as his second wife. Children : Lydia,
born December 15, 1800; Eunice, Sep-
tember 7, 1802; James H., October 8,
1804; Deborah, December 11, 1806; Jere-
miah, mentioned below; Rufus, March
10, 181 1 ; Allie, May 18, 1813; Charles,
September 17, 1815 ; of second marriage:
Mary Ann, 1839, married, November 12,
1862, George H. Waters.

(VI) Jeremiah (4) Hersey, second son
of Jeremiah (3) and Deborah (Fearing)
Hersey, was born February 10, 1809, in
Hingham, and resided at Lakeville, Mas-
sachusetts. He married, November 11,
1838, in Hingham, Rebecca Lane, born
there in 1810, daughter of Isaac and Sarah
(Fearing) Lane. She survived him, and
married (second) January 21, 1850, as
his second wife, Henry Wilder, and died
November 20, 1867.

(VII) Jeremiah Sprague Hersey, son
of Jeremiah (4) and Rebecca (Lane)
Hersey, was born in 1839, in Hingham,
and was for several years a successful
merchant at Fair Haven, Massachusetts,
owner of various vessels engaged in the
whaling trade. He died February 27,



1884, in Lakeville, aged fifty-two years.
He married Mary Ann, daughter of Eldad
and Hannah (Gooch) Brown, natives of
Boston. She died in Lakeville, Decem-
ber 24, 1899. Their children were: Emily
Augusta, died August 30, 1895, in Charles-
town, Massachusetts; Anna, who became
the wife of Isaac T. Brownell (see
Brownell VII), and two daughters who
died in infancy.

PUTNAM, Everett Levi,

Superintendent of Street Railways.

Everett Levi Putnam is a scion of the
ancient Putnam family which has been
traced for many generations in England
to Simon de Putenham, undoubtedly a
lineal descendant of Roger Putenham,
who lived in 1199, and held the Manor
of Putenham under the Bishop of Baieux.
The family name is taken from the place,
which is mentioned in the "Domesday
Book," 1066. It was a part of the great
fief known as the Honor of Leicester.
The parish of Putenham is in Hertford-
shire, near Bedfordshire and Bucking-
hamshire. The family bore coat armor.
From Simon de Putenham the line is
traced to Nicholas Putnam, who was
born about 1540, and lived at Wingrave,
whence he removed to Stewkeley He in-
herited property from his father and both
his brothers, and died before September
27, 1598. He married at Wingrave, Jan-
uary 30, 1577, Margaret, daughter of
John and Elizabeth Goodspeed. They
were the parents of John Putnam, who
founded the family in this country. He
was baptized January 17, 1579, at Win-
grave, County Bucks, and inherited the
Putnam estate, which had been held for
many generations, at Aston Abbotts. He
lived with his parents at Stewkeley until
the father's death, when he took posses-
sion of the estate at Aston Abbotts, and
thence, in 1634, removed to Salem, Mas-

sachusetts. His wife is supposed to have
been Priscilla Deacon, and they appear
of record at Salem, March 21, 1641, when
they were admitted to the church, and
in the same year he received a grant of
land. His hand writing indicates a good
education, and he was wealthy as com-
pared with his neighbors. To each of his
sons he gave a farm, and died at Salem
Village, now Danvers, December 30,
1662. John Putnam's eldest son, Lieu-
tenant Thomas Putnam, was baptized
March 7, 1615, in England, and in 1640
was an inhabitant of Lynn, Massachu-
setts, where he was admitted a freeman
two years later. The following year he
was a selectman of that town, was ad-
mitted to the Salem church April 3 of
that year, and also received a grant of
land there. From 1645 t0 I( M8 he was
a commissioner to try small causes in
Lynn, served on the grand jury, and was
the first parish clerk of Salem Village.
He also served on many important com-
mittees, was lieutenant of the troop of
horse, and his name headed the tax list.
His homestead, now known as the Gen-
eral Israel Putnam house, is still stand-
ing, a little east of Hathorne's Hill, in the
northern part of Danvers, where his
widow was living in 1692. He died May
5, 1686. He married at Lynn, October
17, 1643, Ann, daughter of Edward and
Prudence (Stockton) Holyoke. She died
September 1, 1665. Her youngest son,
Joseph Putnam, was the father of Gen-
eral Israel Putnam of Revolutionary
fame. Joseph Putnam was as strong in
opposition to the witchcraft folly as his
brother was in its advocacy. Lieutenant
Thomas Putnam's eldest son and fourth
child, Thomas Putnam, was born March
12, 1652, in Salem, baptized February 26,
following, and died May 24, 1699. He
was well educated for his time, but his
activity in the witchcraft persecutions of
his day indicated a great credulity. His



daughter was among the children who
brought the first witchcraft accusations,
and both he and his wife were wholly
absorbed in the belief in witchcraft and
the necessity of prosecuting those guilty
of it. He married, September 25, 1678,
Ann, daughter of George and Elizabeth
Carr, of Salisbury, born June 15, 1661,
died June 8, 1699, in Salem Village, sur-
viving her husband by only a few days.
Their youngest child was Seth Putnam,
born in May, 1695, m Salem Village, died
at Charlestown, New Hampshire, May
30, 1775. For twenty-five years he re-
sided in Billerica, Massachusetts, and
was among the original grantees of
Charlestown, and a constituent member
of the first church organized there. He
married, September 16, 1718, Ruth Whip-
ple, born 1692, died February 1, 1785, in
Charlestown. Their eldest child, Eben-
ezer Putnam, was born August 8, 1719,
in Billerica, and died in Charlestown,
February 2, 1782. He was one of the
original grantees of Charlestown, New
Hampshire, where he was a prominent
and useful citizen, and was a soldier in
the Colonial wars, serving under Colonel
Josiah Willard at Fort Dummer, in 1746.
In 1748 and afterward he served under
Captain Phineas Stevens ; was selectman
in 1755-56, 1 761, 1765, and was one of the
ten original members of the first church
in Charlestown, of which he was a
deacon. He married Mary Parker, and
their fourth son, Levi Putnam, born Feb-
ruary 11, 1757, in Charlestown, lived in
that town, where he died in 1835. He
marched in June, 1777, for the reinforce-
ment of Ticonderoga, under Captain Abel
Walker and Colonel Bellows. This regi-
ment served twelve days. Levi Putnam
married in Charlestown, March 29, 1784,
Rebecca, daughter of Richard and Dolly
Holden, born October 20, 1765, in
Charlestown. Their youngest child was
Levi Putnam, born in March, 1805, settled

in Wardsboro, Vermont, where he died.
His wife was a Miss Wentworth. They
were the parents of George W. Putnam.

George W. Putnam was born in Wards-
boro about 1839. He was a farmer and
cattle raiser, spending nearly all his life
in Wardsboro. For a few years, when a
young man, he was engaged in the tin
business with a brother, in Troy, New
York. He died in Wardsboro in 1879, at
the age of about forty years. He was a
soldier of the Civil War, serving in the
Eighth Vermont Infantry, was never a
member of any lodge or society, or a
seeker for public office. He married
Selina C. Plympton, born in South
Wardsboro, daughter of Amasa Plymp-
ton, a farmer of that town. She died No-
vember 8, 191 1, while at the home of her
son in Springfield, Massachusetts, and
was buried in the family lot at West
Wardsboro. Both she and her husband
were exemplary members of the Metho-
dist church. Children: 1. Everett Levi,
of whom further. 2. A daughter, died
soon after birth. 3. Minnie S., now re-
sides in Burlington, Vermont, unmarried.
4. Ellen R., also unmarried, resides in
Troy, New York.

Everett Levi Putnam, first child of
George W. and Selina C. (Plympton)
Putnam, was born August 16, 1869, in
West Wardsboro, Vermont, and had the
privileges of the public schools of that
town and of Wilmington, Vermont,
where he continued during the winter
terms, until eighteen years of age. At an
early period he began devoting his sum-
mers to farm labor, and after leaving
school he took charge of the paternal
farm, and gave some time in intervals to
carpenter work. He continued in this
until his removal to Springfield, Massa-
chusetts, in June, 1895, when he joined
the force of the Metropolitan Life Insur-
ance Company as a solicitor. After spend-
ing two years in this occupation, he be-



came a motorman on the local street
railway, in whose service he has worked
his way up through the various grades,
until he was made superintendent in 1914.
Mr. Putnam has entire charge of the oper-
ation of an immense trolley system,
second in New England only to that of
Boston, which operates three hundred
miles of trackage, using three hundred
and fifty cars, and employing eight hun-
dred men. This covers all the principal
streets of Springfield, with branches ex-
tending to many outlying towns. Mr.
Putnam has risen to his present position
by force of his personality, and is not only
popular with the people of the city, but
with the employees of the street car sys-
tem, and its proprietors. He is a gentle-
man of the highest type, ever courteous,
always anxious to do all in his power to
promote the welfare of the human race.
While he is interested in the progress of
his home city and of his native land, he
shuns any official connection with public
affairs, and is seldom found away, except
in the discharge of his duties. His only
social affiliation is with the Blue Lodge
of the Masonic fraternity.

Mr. Putnam married (first) Mamie
McCarthy, of Boston. She had one
daughter, Hazel, born August 1, 1902.
He married (second) Mary Holland,
born in Middlefield, but up to her mar-
riage spent her life in West Springfield,
Massachusetts. Mrs. Putnam is one of
six daughters, namely: Margaret; Jo-
sephine, wife of Ralph Nooney; Bessie,
Mrs. John Burke; Nellie and Elizabeth,
unmarried ; and Mary, wife of E. L. Put-
nam. Mr. Putnam is a great lover of his

WOODWARD, William,

Manufacturer, Antiquarian, Litterateur.

Nathaniel Woodward, immigrant an-

cestor, was born in England, settled

Boston before 1636, when he was an
owner of land there, and was admitted
a freeman March 21, 1636. He was a sur-
veyor employed by the colonies to survey
the line between Massachusetts Bay and
Plymouth in 1638 and later in the Merri-
mac survey. He was called a mathema-
tician, surveyor, carpenter and sailor in
various documents. He was granted a
lot October 28, 1639, in Muddy River
(now Brookline), Massachusetts, for three
heads. He surveyed the town line be-
tween Charlestown and Lynn. His house
was at the northeast corner of Summer
and Washington streets, Boston, in 1646.
His wife Mary was admitted to the Bos-
ton church, January 23, 1640. She had a
bequest from her brother, Samuel Jack-
son, of Boston, England, in his will dated
August 7, 1642. Nathaniel and his wife
were dismissed to Taunton, October 8,
1648, and presented letters of recom-
mendation to the Taunton church, August
!5ยป ID 53. (Pope's "Pioneers of Massa-
chusetts"). Children: 1. John, had house
lot in Boston, December 18, 1637. 2. Rob-
ert, had house lot in Boston, December
18, 1637. 3. Nathaniel, mentioned below.
4. Elisha, born April 21, 1644. 5. Pru-
dence, married, 1661, Christopher Mosse.
(Gen. in Reg. li., 169).

(II) Nathaniel (2) Woodward, son of
Nathaniel (1), was born in England. Pie
owned a house lot in Boston, December
18, 1637. He sold land in Boston, Octo-
ber 16, 1648, and went to Taunton, but
returned before February 25, 1655. He
was dismissed to the Taunton church,
August 14, 1653, and served on jury in-
quests there in 1650, 1651 and 1652. He
was interested in the Taunton iron works.
He died before February 6, 1694. He

married Katherine . Children: 1.

Elisha, baptized in Boston, April 21, 1644.
2. Nathaniel, baptized in Boston, April 12,
1645. 3- Israel, died in Taunton, June 15,



1674. 4. John, mentioned below. 5.
James, died in Taunton, October, 1732.

(III) John Woodward, son of Nathan-
iel (2), was born about 1650, in Taunton
or Boston. He was a carpenter by trade.
He lived in Taunton, Massachusetts, and
belonged to the first military company
there, April 9, 1682. He and wife Sarah
sold land, October 30, 1684, to Shadrach
Wilbore, in Taunton. He married, at
Rehoboth, November 11, 1675, Sarah
Crossman, daughter of Robert (see Cross-
man). Children: 1. John, born June 3,
1676. 2. Robert, born March 2, 1678. 3.
Nathaniel, born July 31, 1679. 4- Israel,
mentioned below. 5. Ebenezer, born Feb-
ruary 13, 1683. 6. Joseph, born Febru-
ary 22, 1685. 7. Ezekiel, born February
26, 1687 ; weaver in Taunton ; removed
to Providence (see report previously made
of other families in Westmoreland). 8.
Mary, twin of Ezekiel.

(IV) Israel Woodward, son of John
Woodward, was born at Taunton, July
30, 1681, and died there December 19,
1766. His wife Elizabeth died at Taun-
ton in March, 1765. Israel sold land in
Taunton to son Benajah, April 26, 1755.
He sold all his rights in the estate of his
grandfather Robert Crossman's estate to
Jonathan Woodward, March 12, 1749-50.
He owned land in Taunton near Prospect
Hill pond on the east side. He was a
member of the first military company of
Taunton, May 30, 1700, detached from the
company, July 2, 1705, for service in
Queen Anne's War, and was ordered into
Her Majesty's service, May 21, 1706. Chil-
dren, born in Taunton: 1. Abigail, born
April 1, 1710, died August 4, 1793; mar-
ried, July 3, 1733, David Harvey, who
died in 1735; she was a Quaker. 2. Dor-
cas, also a Quaker ; married Josiah Har-
vey. 3. Israel, mentioned below. 4. Ben-
ajah, lived at Taunton and Petersham,

Massachusetts. 5. Samuel, probably died

(V) Israel (2), son of Israel (1) Wood-
ward, was born at Taunton, April 29,
1711, and died March 14, 1792. He
settled in Easton, Massachusetts, as carin-
as 1749. He served in 1757 in the French
and Indian War in Captain Eliphalet
Leonard's company. He became a Quak-
er, and was fined for driving on Sunday
and for refusing to qualify as a constable.
He owned a quarter of the old grist mill
located near the present site of the Ames
Company offices at North Easton. His
homestead was on Lincoln street. He
married, in May, 1742, Hannah Keizer, of
Easton, a Quaker ; she died January 26,
1804. Children, born at Taunton or Eas-
ton : 1. George, mentioned below. 2.
Elizabeth, born June 9, 1747. 3. Han-
nah, born February 24, 1750. 4. Seth,
born January 31, 1756; settled at Raby,
now Brookline, New Hampshire, and in
1 781 bought land there of his brother
George; died at Raby in 1793.

(VI ) George, son of Israel (2) Wood-
ward, was born at Easton, September 22,
1744, baptized April 2, 1745. He was in
Mason, New Hampshire, in 1772, when
he bought a farm at Raby, and in 1775
when he bought land adjoining; part of
this farm he sold to his brother Seth and
the rest to Samuel Russell in 1781. He
bought another farm on the old Town-
send and Mason town lines in 1777, sell-

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