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Family Records


of some of the

Descendants of Robert Francis


Wcthersfield, Conn,

April, J 900

Compiled by

Carrie E. Chatfield,

Minneapolis, Minn.


The Francis Family^

THE famih' which is the subject of the following
sketch, resided for six generations in Wethers-
field, Connecticut, and Newington, which was
once a part of the first-named town, and they
were substantial, influential and well-to-do mem-
bers of the community. In each generation the}'
figured in the history of the town, both in church
and civil affairs, as appears from the town records
of Wethersfield and from the church records of both
Wethersfield and Newington.

J. Robert! Francis, the pioneer of the line, is first
mentioned upon the town records at the birth of his
daughter, Susannah, in 165 1. He is also mentioned
among a list of settlers who came between 1640 and
1660, but quite a careful search has failed to discover
from whence he came. The two following records
concerning him are found in the Wethersfield Town
Votes (pp. 39 and 50), 24 Feb., 1656:

"It was voted alsoe this day that Robert Francis
shall have a peece of swamp, if that there be any
found by the committee to be given him," and
"March the last 1660 at a towne meting it was

voated and aijred to, that Rob't Francis (and cer-
tain others) should have thre acrs each of them, in
the last furlong next Bever bruk."

In 1671-72 he was chosen "Fence Viewer," and in
1675 "Surveyor for highways." He was a member
of Rev. Mr. Mix's congretjation, and he died January
2, 171 1, aged 83 (gravestone). His wife, Joan, died
January 29, 1705, aged 76 (gravestone). \^^

Their children were :

I. Susannah b. Nov. 6, 1651, m. Apr. 15, 1671,

John North.
II. Robert, b. Nov. 6, 1653.
III. Mary, b. 1656.

2 IV. John, 2 b. Sept. 4, 1658; m. Mercy Chit-

V. Abigail, b. Feb. 14, 1660.
VI. James, b. Mar. i, 1662: d. Feb. 14, 1664.
VII. Sarah, b. Aug. 15, 1664; m. Feb. 26, 1691,
\Vm. Powell.

2. John 2 Francis (Robert^) was born September 4,
1658, and died December 28, 1711. He was also
chosen at different times, "Fence Viewer," Surveyor
for Highways and Constable, and on Dec. 2q, i7oi,he
was chosen one of the collectors "for to collect the
share of the school rate wch is coming or due from
the youths for their being taught or might have been
taught ye year past." (Town Votes, pp. 184-220-227-
236.) He married (ist) Sarah, who died Apr. 3, 1682,
aged 24 (gravestone). He married (2d) July 16, 1683,
Mercy Chittenden, who was born 1662 and died Oc-
tober 13, 1745.

Children of John and Mercy:

I. John, b. Oct. 12, 1684, d. May 15, 1738.
'II. James, b. Oct. 13, 1685.

III. Siberance, b. Aug. 23, 1687.

IV. Mary, b. May 26, i68q.

3 V. Thomas,'* b. Feb. 4, 1690, m. Abigail Gris-


VI. Abigail, b. Mar. 8, i6q5.

VII. Robert, b. Jan'y 2q, i6q7.

VIII. Joseph, b. Nov. Q, i6q8.

IX. Daniel, b. Sept. iS, 1700.

X. Hannah, b. Feb. 5, 1703.

XI. Sarah, b. Mar. 6, 1705.

XII. Prudence, b. Jan'y 24, 1708.

XIII. Mercy, b. Jan'y 24, 1710.

3. Thomas^ Francis [Johti^ Robert-); born February 4,
1690. He removed to Newington, where he died
April 26, 1774. He served several times upon church
and school committees (Annals of Newington, pp.
40-41-47-48) and is spoken of as Serg't. Thomas Fran-
cis (idem p. 65). On July 4, 1762, he was admitted to
full communion of the Congregational Church (idem
p. 84). He married (ist) Mar. g, 1718, Abigail, daugh-
ter of Jacob Griswold; m. (2d) Anne, who died Feb-
ruary 8, 1752; m. (3d) Sarah Smith. ■

Children :

I. Abigail, b. Dec. 7; 1718.
4 II. Josiah.-t b. Sept. 18, 1722,

III. Samuel, b. Jan'y 22, 1725.

IV. Lydia, b. June 12, 1729, m. Robert Sanford.
V. Annie, b. Oct. 19. 1732, m. Samuel Steel.

VI. Hezekiah, b. Mar. 11, 1738.
VII. Mabel, b. Dec. 17, 1740, m. 1767 Uriah

4. Josiah* Francis {Tho?/ias^ Jo/in,^ Robert^) was born
at Newington, September 18, 1722, and died there
November 10, 1798 (gravestone).

He also served often upon school and church com-
mittees, and as collector for the ministers' or school
rate, and on Nov. 9, 1780, he was chosen, with three
others, "a committee to treat with Rev. Mr. Belden
in relation to his salary." (Records of Newington
Ecclesiastical Society, vol. i, p. 105). He married,
February 26, 1746-7, Millicent, daughter of Nathan-

ieI3 (Xathaniel2 Johii») Stoddard and Sarah (Buck>
Stoddard. Millicent died July 5, 1800, in the 72d year
of her life (gravestone).
They had children :

I. Elias, b. Apr. 20, 1747.

5 II. Justus,^ b. Nov. 1750.

III. Lucina, b. Apr, 7, 1753, m, Elizur Dealing..
IV'. James, b. Dec. 4, 1755.

6 V. Asa,5 b. Nov. 8, 1757.
VI. Allen, b. Oct. 23, 1760.

7 V'll. Roger,5 b. Apr. 29, 1763.

VIII. Sarah, b. Apr. 6, 1769, m. Aaron Hunt.


Justus Francis' Autograph.

5. Justus 5 Francis (Josiah,^ TJuvnas,^ Jo/tn,'^ Roberf^y
was born November 8, 1750, and died January 8, 1827
(gravestone). He was probably the most important
aud influential of the Connecticut members of this
line. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war
(Bureau of Records and Pensions, Washington) serv-
ing as a private in Capt. Elijah Wright's company of
Enos's regiment of Connecticut state, troops, whicb
arrived in camp June 2q, 1778. He was also a lieu-
tenant and a ma'jor in the Connecticut State Militia
(6th Co., 6th Reg.) both of which commissions, signed
by Samuel Huntington, governor of Connecticut, and
dated May 22, 1790, and May 29, 1794, are in the
possession of Mr. H. C. Francis, of Xewington, who-
lives in the house built by Justus in 1770. One of the
bricks of the chimney bears the date Sept. 1770. He
was an active church member, and the records of the
Xewington Ecclesiastical Society show that he was
many times chosen moderator of the meetings or to act
on some committee formed to attend to the building of
a new meeting house or to dispose of the old one and
to arrange for securing a new pastor and many other
like duties. He married (ist) May 6, 1773, Keturah

Andrus, who died Aug. 14, 1780, in the 28th year of
Iher age (gravestone). He married (2d) July 3, 17S3,
Mary, daughter of Rev. Joshua Belden. She died
March 5, 1785, in the 30th year of her age (grave-
•stone). He married (3d) November g, 1786, Lois,
daughter of Hezek'iah* Andrus {Dnji/c/,/r. ,3 Dcim'e/,
■Sr.,"^ John,'^ 0/ Farf/iinj^ton). Lois was born Decem-
ber I, 1763, and died July 20, 1813 (gravestone). He
married (4th) August 15, 1815, Ruth Barber, of Bloom-
field. In the cemetery at Xewington are headstones
erected to the memory of Justus and to each of his
first three wives.
His children were:

By first wife:
L Appleton Andrus, b. Aug. 19, 1778,01. Char-
lotte Webster. Descendants in Kensing-
ton, Conn.
By second wife:
n. Keturah Andrus, b. Mar. 10, 1784, d. in
By third wife:
HL Harvey, b. Jan'y 27, 1789, d. Jan'y 2, i86q,
m. Nov. 27, 1826, Abigail Kilbourne. She
died Sept. 18, i860.
8 I\'. Anson.s b. Nov. 4, 1790, d. Nov. 14, 1S68, m.
(ist) Almira Owen; m. (2d) 1822, Betsy
V. Newman, b. June 25, 1793, d. at West
Swanzey, N. H., Aug. 13, 1865, m. Feb. 15,
1834, Octavia Strickland, who was born
.Mar. II, 1809, d. Jan'y 13, 1843. Children:
L Roselle Bunce, b. Oct. g, 1836, m. Nov.
5, 1856, George O. Capron, resides (1900)
at West Swanzey, N. H. Four children.
II. Martha Octavia, b. July 4, 1842, m. July
9, 1867, Henry H. Onthrup, resides ( 1900)
at Middletown, Conn. Two children.
■9 VL Alfred, 6 b. Nov. 2, 1795, d. 1851, m. 1818,
Nancy Deming, who was b. 1798, d. 1842.

10 VII. Cyrus.s b. Dec. i6, 1797. d. 1S45. m- ('st)

Sabra Blinn; m. (2d) Nancy Dorrance Pratt.

VIII. Laura, b. Jan'y 23. 1800, m. Barber.

Descendants in Bloomtield, Conn.

11 IX. Erastus.s b. Nov. 16, 1802, d. , m. (ist)

July 17, 1825, Bertha B. Stoddard, b. July
17, 1808, d. Mar. g, 1852. He m. (2d) Dec.
30, 1852, Cornelia Stoddard, b. Aug. 27, 1813,
d. Dec, 1877.

^ X. Mary, b. June 28. 1808, m. Butler.

Descendants living in West Hartford,

6. Asas Francis {/osiah^ Thomas,^ John? Robert^) was
born November 8, 1757, in Newington, Conn., and
died in Hartford, July 21, 1836. He served in the war
of the Revolution in Brigadier-General Erastus Wal-
cott's brigade," Col. Belden's regiment, Capt. Wells'
company (see VConn. Men in War of Rev.," p. 494)-
He was engaged in Hartford in the manufacture of
carriages, owning a large manufactory there. He
married Mar. 8, 178-, Prudence Warner of Wethers-
Their children were all born at Hartford, as follows:
I. William, b. Aug. 4, 1784, d. Boston, June

26, 1804.
II. John, b. Dec. i, 1785, d. Royalton, Vt., Dec.
I, 1843. Twice married.
III. Ann Lockwood, b. Nov. 12, 1787, d. Wall-
ingford. Conn., m. 1809, Ira Webster, of
West Hartford. JirjS

12 IV. George,6 b. June 25, 1790, d. Mar. 7, if^y, .
m. Martha Wadsworth.
V. Asa, b. Nov, 8, 1791, d. Middlebury, Vt.,
Dec. 16, 1862. Twice married.
VI. Henry, b. Nov. 30, 1793, d. Nov. 30, 1794.
VII. Henry (again), b. Mar. 31,1796, m. May 2,
1825, Emily Cheney, of Manchester, Conn.

7. Rogers Francis {/osi'a/i,^ Thomas,^ John,'^ Robert^)
was born April 29, 1763, and died September 16, 1839.
He married, December, 1790, Elizabeth Andrews, who
died September i, 1845.


I. Charles, b. Aug. 12, 1792, d. unmarried Oct.
17. 1835.

II. (Rev.) Amzi, b. July 31, 1794, d. Oct. 18,
1845, m. (ist) May 10, 1S24. Eliza Talcott,
, who d. Aug. 17, 1829; m. (2d) Feb. 15, 1832,
Mary S. Hedges, who d. abt. 1896. Chil-
dren by first wife: I. Roger Andrews, b.
" ^^ May 21, 1826, d. July 11, 18S5, m. Isabel

Hedges; no children. II. Samuel Tal-
cott, b. July 21, 1829, d. Jan'y 29, 1S31. By
second wife: III. Mary Amelia, b. and d.
1836. IV. Samuel Talcott (again), b. 1839,
d. 1841. V. Henrietta Eliz., b. July 23, m.
James Talcott; five children.

HI. Julia Ann, b. June i, 1809, d. Apr. 17, 1810.

IV. Chester, b. Feb. 21, 1812, d. Aug. 10, 1893,
m. Sept. 4, 1832, Lucy Halsey, who died
Feb. 20, 1895. Children: I. Sarah Jane,
b. Sept. 3, 1836, d. Aug. 26, 1S96. II. Sam-
uel Halsey, b. Dec. 8. 1837, m. Apr. 24,
1861, Martha L. Barber; three children: i.
Anna Maria, b. 1864, d. 1888. ir. Mary
Rose, b. 1867. III. (Rev.) Everett Dwight,
b. 1871; two children. III. Roger New-
ton, b. Nov. 14, 1839, m. June 15. i86g,
Emeline A. Chadwick. Resides ( 1900) at
Elmwood, Conn.; no children. I\'. Char-
lotte Augusta, b. Oct. 30, 1841, m. 1866,
Hugh G. Montgomery; six children.

8. Anson6 Francis {Justus,^ Josiah,^ Thomas,"^, John,"^
Roberf^) was born at Newington, Conn., November
4, 1790, and died at Medford, Minn., November 14,
1868. He came, when a young man, in company with
his brother Alfred, to Wethersfield Springs, N. Y.,

and cleared a home for himself from the "forest
primeval." There he passed the greater part of his
life and there his children all were born. His tirst
three sons have all passed away, but his six children
by his second wife, two sons and four.daughters, are
all living and are a happy, united family, and highly
respected citizens in the communities in which they
live. Their ages range from sixty-three to seventy-

Mr. Francis married ( 1st) Almira Owen and mar-
ried (2dj in 1S22 Betsy Hattield, born 1800 and died


By first wife:
I. Anson. Lived in Sandusky, Ohio, m. Cor-
delia Easton; was deputy collector of the
port and later express agent between Cin-
cinnati and Pittsburg. Died in Washing-
ton State in 18S5.
^^ II. Edwin, m. Chloe Ann Tilton. Lived at
' Sandusky, Ohio, d. Aug. 5, 184Q. Children:

I. John Wesley, b. Sandusky, Ohio, Oct.
2r, 1845, m. Dec. 24. 1874, at Sandusky, Wis.,
Dora A. Reeve. He served in the Civil
War. Three children: \'innie R., b. Nov.
23, 1876. Floyd E., b. July 8, 1881, Eva R.,
b. Jan'y 5, i8qo. John Wesley resides
(igoo) at Gettysburg, S. D. II. Elmira
Elizabeth, b. Jan'y 24, I847. III. Lucy, b.
May 31, 1849.
III. Owen, killed in the Mexican war, a lieu-
tenant, was buried at Matamoras, Mexico,
Oct. ig, 1846. Unmarried.
By second wife:

13 IV. Cyrus,7b. Apr. 18, 1823.

14 V. Isaac, 7 b. July 8, 1527.

VI. Betsy O., b. Oct. 18, 1831, m. Apr. 23, 1848,
Charles Jones, who was b. Feb. 25, 1825..
Children: I. Clarence O. Jones, b. .Mar.

i6, i84Q. 11. Helen Jones, b. Apr. II, 1851,
. d. Sept. II, 18S7. III. Emma Jones, b.
Dec. 23, 1853, d. Feb. 6. 1854.
15 VII, Mary Elizabeth, 7 b. Dec. 13, 1S33, m.
Georsje H. Partridge.
*\'III. Cynthia, b. Aug. iq, 1835, m. 1861, James
Hays. Five children.
IX. Martha A., b. Aug. 16, 1837, m. Oct. 9, 1S35,
at Hermitage, N. Y.^ to Heman B. John-
son, who was b. Nov. 12. iS3i. She has
. seven children and eighteen grand chil-

* Cynthia Francis married (ist) Samuel
Tanner, (2d) James Hays, (3d) — Thornton.
9. Alfred6 Franeis {Jtis^us,^ Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Johii,^
Robert"^) was born in Xewington, Conn., November 2,
I7g5, and died in Magnolia, Rock Co., Wis., in No-
vember, 1 85 1. In early life he removed, with his
brother Anson, to Wethersfield Springs, N. Y., where
he passed the greater part of his life as a farmer,
adding to this the trade of a blacksmith. His chil-
dren were all born there. He married in iSiS Nancy
Deming, who was born in Wethersfield, Conn., in
1798, ani died in 1S42.

I. Lucy Deming, b. Dec. 28, 1819, d. Feb. 12,

Louisa Ruth, b. Aug. 22, 1822, m. May 20,
1851, James H. De Remer, of Rock Co.,

Franklin Justus, b. Nov. 6, 1825, d. Mav 27,
IV. William Pratt, b. May 18. 1827, m. July 2,
1863, at Summit, Steele Co., Minn., Celia
Fredenberg, who was born in Schohari Co.,
N. Y., July 29, 1842. Children: I. Anna
Flora, b. Feb. 13, 1866, d. July i, i8qi. II.
May Alberta, b. Nov. 3, 1869, ^- I^n. 2,
1893. ^Ir. William Pratt Francis resides



(iQOo) at Medford, Minn., where he has
been for many years a trusted and valuable
member of the community, holding re-
peatedly the offices of assessor, town clerk,
justice ot the peace and county commis-
sioner. He has also held commissions as
second lieutenant and major in the State
V. Nancy Jane, b. Apr. 3, i82q, d. July 21, 1829.
VI. Alfred Orestes, b. Oct. 6, 1831, d. June, 1889.
Married at St. Paul, Minn., to Mary Fol-
lett. He spent the last twenty years of his
life in St. Paul, where he followed the
trade of printer. Xo children.
VII. Albert Butler, b. Nov. 25, 1837. Unmarried.
VIII. Helen May, b. Mar. 28. 1840, m. 1861.
George C. Moon. Resides (iQOO) in Mis-
soula, Mont. Four children.
to. Cyrus^ Francis {Justus,^ Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Johti,"^
Robert^) was born December 16, 1797, and died at
Newington in 1845. ^'s death resulted from an ac-
cident, being crushed beneath the wheels of a cart
drawn by oxen. He married (istj Sabra Blinn, who
was born 1802 and died 1824. He married (2d) Nancy
Dorrance Pratt.

By first wife:
I. Blinn, b. Mar 10, 1824, d. Nov. 15, 1895, "i-
1848, Lucy Hart. Children: i. Julia
Sabra, b. 1849, "^- Henry C. Butler. 2.
Laura Hart, b. abt. 1850, d.abt. 1885, un-
married. 3. Jane, b. abt. 1852, d. 1888, m.
1874, Niles C. Beckwith. 4. Henry New-
ton, b. Nov. 6, 1853, m. Sept. 10, 1878, Emily
J. Pettis, of Putnam, Conn. He resides
{1900) at Providence, R. I., where he is
superintendent of the Narragansett Im-
provement Co. He has two children, Carl,
b. July 10, 1885, and Paul, b. Dec. 28, 1891.

5- John Woodruff, b. 1855. Resides in
Southington, Conn.; seven children: Emma,
Addie, William, Frederick, Harry, How-
ard, Charles.

6. George Blinn, b. West Hartford, Jan'y
31, 1857, m. Apr. 1880, Florence Louise
Greene: one child, George Blinn, Jr. Mr.
George Blinn, St., resides (iqoo) in Provi-
dence, R, I., being chief engineer of the
Rhode Island Suburban Railway. For
twenty years he has been identified with
railway engineering and is widely known
from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts in
railway circles, standing among the leaders
of his profession. "Since 1S88 he has been
a member of the American Society of Civil
Engineers, and has written a number of
professional papers in addition to deliver-
ing public addresses in Boston and other
cities on engineering subjects."

7. Hattie L., b, 1865. Resides in West
Hartford. 8. Lucy Alberta, b. 1868, m.
Henry Atwood. Resides in Southington,

By second wife:
IL Pratt, b. Sept. 22, 1831, m. Adeline Hurd.
Children: i. Arlan Pratt, b. May 30, 1858,
m, June 17, 1886, Kate ^L Atwood; one
child. 2. Frederick Wilson, b. Oct. 16,
1863. Resides in Brooklyn, N. Y.
in. Rev. Cyrus West, b. June 17, 1838, m. Sept.
24, 1867, Harriet Miner, who d. Apr. 24,
1873, in- (2d) Jan'y 31, 1894, Ida Terry. He
graduated in 1863 from Yale College, and
1867 from the New Haven Seminary, and
spent 27 years in Atlanta, Ga., as a mis-
sionary among the colored people and as a
teacher for 20 years in the Atlanta Univer-
sity. He removed in 1894 to Brookfield,

Conn., where he is pastor (Iqgo) of the
Congregational Church. Children: i.
Dwight Terry, b. Nov. i8, 1894. 2. Alfred
West, b. Mar. 11, 1896.
IV. Nancy Dorrance, b. Dec. 2q, 1841, m. i856,
Lucien H. Adams, a missionary in Turkey,
• where she d. abt. i8qo. Four children,
three living.

M* Erastus^ F rands {/usfus,^ /osni/i,-^ Thoums,^ John,"^
RoberP). Born at Xewington, Nov. 16, 1802, and
died there. He married (ist) July 17, 1825, Bertha B.
Stoddard, born July 17, 1808, died Mar. 9, 1852. He
married (2d) Dec. 30, 1852, Cornelia Stoddard, b. Aug,
27, 1813, and d. Dec, 1877.
Children: • c^^J^a^cL

I. Charles Jamt^r , b. Dec. 16, 1825, d. Nov\ 20,
1877, m. June 18, 1863, Ellen Boynton.
Children: i. Herbert C, b. July 7, 1865.
2. Thomas A., b. June 6, 1868. 3. Charles
S., b. Jan'y 13, 1877. Mr. Charles Jambs
Francis passed his life in the old home-
stead in Newington, which his father, Eras-
tus, had occupied during his whole life-
time and which was built by his grand-
father. Major Justus, in 1770. His widow
and three sons still reside there (iqoc).
n. Thomas J., d. Mar. 16, i85o.
. . in. Laura L., d. Apr. 3, 1839.

IV. James H., d. a y 3, 1839.
V. Flora J., b. Oct. 9, 1842, m. Sept. 15, 1874,
Henry Luce. Resides in Xewington. One
VI. Ellen M., b. May 9, 1845, "i- J^"'y 5. '870,
Leonard N. Beecher. Resides in South-
ington, Conn. Two children.
VII. Mary C, b. June 9, 1851, m. Apr. 17, 1879,
Frank H. Pierce. Resides in Mt. Carmel,
Conn. Three children.

J 2. Georges Francis (.-isa^^ Josiah,^ T/iomas,^ John,-
Roberm born at Hartford, June 25, 1790, and died
there Mar., 1873. He married Nov. 29, 1819, Martha,
daughter of Reuben and Eh'zabeth (Stevens) Wads-

Children, all born at Hartford:

I. George Wadsworth, b. Sept. 6, 1820, d.
Brooklyn, X. Y., May 13, 1877, m. Apr. 24,
1845, El'z. Bailey.
H. Martha Emeline, b. Apr. 22, 1822, d. Sept.
M, 1877-

III. William, b. Jan'y 26, 1824, m.(ist) Sarah E.
Deming, m. (2d) Aug. 5, 1857, Mary James
Miller. Children by first wife: i. Alice
Lydia. 2, Frederick Wadsworth. 3. Will-
iam, (d. in infancy). By second wife: 4.
Mary. 5. Edward Miller. Mr. William
Francis resides (1900I at Hartford.

IV'. Harriet, b. Aug. 19, 1826, d. 1S26.
V. Charles Edward, b. Jan'y 24, 1828. A
physician (igoo) of New York City and
Stamford, Conn., m. Abby Sutherland.
Children: i. Ella, b. N. Y. City, Dec. 13.
1853, m. Nov. 26, 1879, Dr. Charles E. H.
Phillips. 2. Clarence Wadsworth, b. Aug.
4. 1856, in N. Y. City, m. Oct. 30, 1879, Mary
Lucia Earned, of Syracuse, N. Y. One
child, Mary Caroline, b. Sept. 26, 18S0. 3.
Lillian, b. N. Y. City, Sept. 29, 1868, d. Aug.
10, 1870. 4. Florence, b. N. Y. City, May
26, 1871. Dr. Francis has been a physician
of many years' standing, and has achieved
much success in his profession. He is in-
terested also in genealogy and has spent
many years in a careful search of Francis
family history with a view to publishing,
some time in the future, an account in
detail of the family both past and present.

V'l. Frederick Augestus, b. June 3, 1830, m.
Lucy Bell, of Portland, Conn.

J3. Cyrus'' Francis {Anson,^ Justus,^ Josiah,^ Thomas,^
John,- Roberf^), born at Wethersheld Springs, N. Y.,
April 18. 1823, married Jan'y i, 1849, at Sandusky,""0.,
Amy Elmira Hattield. Served in the Mexican war,
Resides (1900) at Minot, N. D. A farmer.

I, Elmer H., b. Wis. May 27, 1852, m. Apr. 3,

1875, Lydia I. Robbins, b. Wis. Dec. 10,
1855. Children: i. Mark E., b. May 19,

1876. 2. Amy E., b. May 28, 1877, m.

Roach. 3, Earl, b. Nov. 20, 1880. 4. Gert-
rude, b. June 12, 1881, m. — -Roane. 5.
Ralph, b. Mar. 5, 1883. 6. Harry, b. Aug.
27, 1885. 7. Nellie M.,b. Aug. 12. 1889. 8.
Frank, b. Nov. 13, 1891. 9. Lucy, b. Oct.
8, 1893.

IL Eva May, m. Herbert \'irgin. One child.
HL Mary Alma. Not living.
I\'. Hattie Belle, m. (ist) John Young, m. (2d)

Orley Barlow, One child,
V. Nellie, m. Wm. Davenport. One child.
VL Charles Henry.
Vn. John. Not living.
J4. Isaacs Francis {Anson,^ Justus,^ Josiah,-^ Thomas,^
John,"^ Roberf^), born at Wetherstield Springs, July 8,
1827, married July 5, 1852, Olive Earl Tuthill, who
was born July 3, 1830. Mr. Francis has spent the
greater part of his life as a farmer, but resides at
present (1900) in Minneapolis.

L Lura Elsa, b. Apr. 30, 1853, m. Nov. 19,

1882, Norman G. Seeley,
IL Herbert Thomas, b. Dec. 4, 1854, m. Mar.
24, 1878, Margaret Cameron. Children: i.
Lura Belle, b. Mar. 16, 1879. 2. Harry
Edwin, b. July 27, 1880. 3. Olive Laura, b.
Nov. 12, 1882. 4. Roland Herbert, b. July
22, 1884.


III. Edwin E.. h. Mar. 17, 1857, ni. Jan'y 17,
1887, Rose EUingson. Children: i. Mer-
ritt Rronson. 2. Emma Zella. 3. Eiora
Dakota. 4. Lura Elsie. 5. Olive Gert-
rude. 6. Helen.

IV. Franklin S., b. Feb. 7, 1859. m. Dec. 26,
1883, Mary A. Tay. Children: i. Ray
Cleveland, b Oct. 19, 1884. 2. John Isaac,
b. Feb. 5, 1886. 3. Mary Eliz., b. Dec. 26.
1887. 4. Russell Jay, b. Jan'y 31, 1890. 5.
Izore, b. Nov. 27, 1891. 6. Samuel Tuthili,
b. Feb. 10, 1894. 7. Florence Lillian, b.
Jan'y 16, 1896. 8. Emma Zetta, b. Sept..

V. William C, b. Sept. 2, 1862, m. Nov. 20,
1890, Emma D. Oldham. Children: i.
Ernest Alexander, b. Aug, 29, 1891. 2.
Minnie Alberta, b. Dec. 19, 1893. 3. Emma
Doris, b. Mar. 8, i8g6,
VI. Samuel I., b. Aug. 29, 1865, d. Oct. 11, 1897.
VII. George H., b. Oct. 22, 1869, m. Apr. 3, 1893,
Delia C. Weitzel.

J5. Mary Elizabeth^ Francis (Anson,^ Justus,^ Josiah,^
Thomas,^ /ohn,'^ Robert). Born at Wethersfield
Springs, N, Y., December 13, 1832. She married,
April 26, 1855, ^^ Janesville, Wis., (where she had
been for some years a successful school teacher)
George Henry^ Partridge (Harvey,^ Stephen,^ Ja7nes,'^
George,^ John,"^ George,"^ of Diixbiiry, i6j6). Mr.
Partridge was a soldier of the Union in the Civil War,
and died February 2, 1865, and was buried in the
Soldiers' Cemetery, at Louisville, Ky. After his
death Mrs. Partridge, with rare courage and perse-
verance and amid trying circumstances, devoted her-
self to the education of her children, taking them to
the .State Normal School at Winona, Minn., where
they all graduated, and afterward removing to Minne-
apolis, where her son, George, graduated in 1879

from the State University. Mrs. Partridge is a
woman of great capability and breadth of mind, and
has profited by the leisure of her later life to indulge
in an extensive course of rea<ling. which has made her
a prominent figure in the literary circles of the city
which has been her home for the last twenty-five
years. She resides (iqoo) in Minneapolis.

Their children, all born at Medford, Minn , are:
I. George Henry, ^ b. Aug. 21, 1856, m. at
Minneapolis, Jan'y 24, 1882, to Sarah Ade-
laide* Wyman {Oliver^ Henry^, Jona-
than,^ Samuel,* Samuel,"^ Samitel,- Frau-
ds'^ Wyman, of Woburn, Mass., 1640).
She was b. Marion, la., Oct. 8, 1859. Mr.
Partridge is a member of the firm of Wy-
man, Partridge & Co., Wholesale Dry
Goods Merchants, of Minneapolis, and is
prominent in the business and social circles
of the city. He resides (locc) at Minne-
apolis, and they have three children: i.
Helen Adelaide, b. Jan'y 14, 1883. 2.
Marion Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1885. 3
Charlotte Fairbairn, b. Oct. 2, 1887. All


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