4. FLORENCE D., b. Oct. 16, 1854, m. Charles H. Pond.
Children : Edward, Delia F.
5. AARON A., b. Jan. 28, 1858.
HENRY E. HOLDEN, son of Aaron and Julia (Morse) Holden, born
Oct. 18, 1850; married Lizzie J. Peabody. She was born April 14, 1857.
1. PERLEY E., +
2. ADA B., b. July 20, 1876.
3. FLORENCE D., b. April 10, 1879.
4. BELLA F., b. Feb. 4, 1883.
PERLEY E. HOLDEN, son of Henry E. and Lizzie J. (Peabody)
Holden, born April 3, 1875; married June 25, 1897, Myrtie C., daughter
of John H. and Clintina (Carkin) Burton. Children :
1. VIOLA, b. May 25, 1899.
2. MARGIE C., b. Oct. 12, 1902.
The name Holt is of ancient origin and is applied to a number of
towns and parishes in England. According to some writers on English
genealogy there would appear to have been two prominent families of
this name, known as the Aston family of Norwickshire and the Grizzle-
hurst family of Lancaster. Sir John Holt, Lord Chief Justice of the
King's Bench, was a descendant of the last-named family, and was a
very famous man in his day. He was noted for his extensive knowledge
of the common law of England and his uprightness upon the bench.
Nicholas Holt, the immigrant ancestor of the Holts of New England,
was a lineal descendant of Sir John. The time and place of the birth of
Nicholas is unknown. The first definite information we have of him is
as a passenger on the Ship James of London, William Cooper, master,
which sailed from the port of Southampton, Eng., April, 1635, and of
his arrival on these shores the third of June following. He was un-
doubtedly accompanied by his wife and at least one child. He settled in
Newbury, Mass., and lived there nine years. In 1644 he removed with
his family to Andover, Mass., and was the seventh settler of that town.
He was three times married. The Christian name of his first wife was
Elizabeth ; his second wife was Hannah Rolfe, and his third, Mrs.
Martha Preston. He died in Andover, Mass., Jan. 30, 1685. William
Holt, the first of this family to come to Lyndeborough, was of the fourth
generation from Nicholas of Andover as follows : Nicholas, Henry,
The exact date of his coming to Lyndeborough is not known but it
was some time previous to 1760, for the town records contain the follow-
ing date of birth : " William, son of William Holt and Bulah, his wife,
born March 23, 1760." It is a tradition that William Holt came to
Salem-Canada with David Stratton and as Stratton took a deed of some
land in 1745, that is probably the year. After spending one winter with
Stratton hunting and trapping he bought the lot numbered 76 or what
was afterwards the Dr. Herrick farm, taking a deed, Aug. 9, 1753. Later
he bought Stratton' s farm, and removed there. This farm is the one
now owned by his descendant, Andy Holt. He had three sons born in
Lyndeborough, William, Oliver and Benjamin, and daughters also, but
of them we find no record excepting that of Mary and Judith. William
settled in Greenfield and was the ancestor of the Holts of that town.
Oliver remained on the ancestral acres, and of Benjamin there is no
further record. Transcript from Town Records :
"William, son of William Holt, Jr., and Betty, his wife, b. Jan. 23,
1791 ; d. Feb. 6, 1791, Levi Spaulding, son of do. b. Nov. 28, 1784.
Bulah, dau. of do. b. Jan. 13, 1787.
Oliver, son of do. b. May 16, 1789.
Betty, dau. of do. b. Jan. 23, 1791. Twin with William."
OLIVER HOLT, son of William and Bulah Holt, married Jane Karr,
a daughter of James Karr, who settled in Lyndeborough in the early
774 H1STOR Y OF L YNDEBOROUGH
days. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, and died Feb. 27,
1854, aged 93. She died September, 1844. 'Of the children of Oliver and
Jane (Karr) Holt only David and Thomas remained residents of Lyndebor-
ough. Oliver removed to Goshen, N. H.; Parker removed to Leroy, O.;
Calvin to Newport, N. H., and later in 1851, during the gold excitement,
crossed the plains with a team, taking three months to make the jour-
ney. He died in Kentucky. Thomas K. married and had children born
in Lyndeborough, but of them we have no record. Children, all born in
1. JACOB, b. Aug. 27, 1790, d. Sept. 27, 1790.
2. THOMAS K., b. Jan. 10, 1792, m. Sally Messer. He d.
Nov. 12, 1836.
3. JANE, b. April 28, 1794, m. Arronet Gunnison of Goshen.
4. OLIVER, +
5. JOANNA, b. Dec. 16, 1798, m. May 6, 1818, John Lewis.
She died Dec. 6, 1888.
6. PARKER, b. Nov. 6, 1801, d. Aug. 21, 1802.
7. DAVID, -f-
OLIVER HOLT, son of Oliver and Jane (Karr) Holt; born Oct. 30,
1796; married Harriet Willey, daughter of Reuben Willey of Goshen.
She was born Aug. i, 1799; died Dec. 22, 1877. He died Dec. 15, 1876.
1. SARAH, b. April 20, 1821, m. John Graves of Dempster, d.
Nov. 8, 1850.
2. HARRIET, b. Sept. n, 1825, d. March 15, 1900.
3. L/UTHERA M., b. Jan. 16, 1828, m. Charles E. Cook of Al-
stead, d. June 4, 1860.
4. OUVER, b. Aug. 30, 1830, m. first, Nov. 25, 1852, Mary
Miles of Stow, Mass. She d. May 20, 1870, and he m.
second, June 31, 1871, I^ouisa Bigelow of N. Y. She d.
Feb. n, 1899.
5. WILSON D., b. June 26, 1833, d. Dec. 22, 1877.
This family lived in Goshen or Alstead.
DAVID HOLT, son of Oliver and Jane (Karr) Holt ; born June 9, 1804 ;
married first, Jan. 20, 1829, Bethiah Wilson of Greenfield. She was born
in 1807 and died Jan. 5, 1837, aged 30 years; married second, Ann Coch-
ran of Antrim, June 18, 1837. She was born March 2, 1802 ; died April
13, 1870; married third, Mrs. Julia Clark.
David Holt was a notable man in the life of the town in his day. He
had a keen wit and a dry humor which made his sayings much quoted.
He was a member of the Congregational church and a pretty constant at-
tendant thereof. He was public spirited, and of the duties which fall to
the citizens of country towns always bore his full share. He died Oct.
22, 1884. Children by first wife :
ALFRED F. HOLT.
1. BENJAMIN W., b. Mar. 16, 1830, d. Mar. 18, 1832.
2. MARY J., b. Jan. 20, 1833, m. Isaiah Barzillai Curtis. (See
3. Miriam M., b. March 2, 1834, m - Clark Jones. (See Jones
By second wife :
4. ALFRED F., -J-
5. FRANCES A., b. Feb. 16, 1840, m. Kilburn S. Curtis. (See
6. ANDY, -\-
7. E^LEN B., b. Dec. 10, 1844, m - April 18, 1882, Fred E.
Hardy of Francestown, res. in California. Child : Ethel J.,
b. July i, 1883, d. Nov. 20, 1883.
GEN. ALFRED F. HOLT, son of David and Ann (Cochran) Holt;
born Dec. 16, 1838; married in 1868, Lizzie B. Gardner of Cambridge,
Mass. Until the age of nineteen years his life was the common lot of
farmers' boys of that time. He worked on the farm summers, attended
the district school winters, and had the advantage of a few terms at the
Academy at Mont Vernon. At about the age of nineteen he commenced
the study of medicine under the supervision of Dr. William A. Jones,
spending a year with him. The next two years he studied with Dr.
Woodbury of East Boston, and attending courses of medical lectures at
Harvard University in the winters of 1858, 1859, an< i 1860. In the spring
of 1860, he attended a course of medical lectures at the University of
Vermont, where he received his degree of M.D. in June of that year.
In August, 1860, he removed to Cambridge, Mass., and commenced
the practice of medicine. But the breaking out of the Civil War
changed the life of this young man as it changed the lives of so many
others. Imbued with a spirit of patriotism and a love for the Union, he
enlisted April 16, 1861, in the first company raised in the northern states
to defend the Union and the flag. This company was attached to the
Third Regt. Mass. Vol. Militia, and on the evening of April 17, 1861,
sailed for Fortress Munroe. During the voyage he was made hospital
steward of the regiment, which position he held during his three months
of service. His regiment assisted at the burning of the navy yard near
Norfolk, Va., April 22, 1861, and was afterward stationed at Fortress
Munroe and Hampton, Va. When the term of enlistment expired, Dr.
Holt at once sought a position in the medical corps of the army. He
was successful and was made assistant surgeon of the Thirtieth Massa-
chusetts, a regiment organized for duty under Gen. Butler in the ex.
treme south. Jan. 2, 1862, this regiment embarked on the Steamer
Constitution, and a few days after sailed for Ship Island, that death
spot for so many northern boys. During the bombardment of Forts
Jackson and St. Phillip this regiment was on shipboard a few miles be.
low on the river, and after the surrender of the forts was first to enter
New Orleans. He saw service in front of Vicksburg, Miss., and later at
Baton Rouge and Carrolton. At the Battle of Baton Rouge he was
776 HISTORY OF LYNDEBOROUGH
especially mentioned in general orders for bravery and humanity in giv-
ing aid to the wounded as they fell. In December, 1862, he was pro-
moted to surgeon of the First Texas Cavalry, a regiment made up largely
of men who were obliged to leave their homes on account of their Union
sentiments. It can readily be seen that to win promotion in a regiment
of men embittered by loss of home, and imbued with a strong desire to
avenge themselves on their foes required courage and ability of high
Dr. Holt held up the banner of New England grit evidently, for in
December, 1863, he left the medical department and was made senior
major of the regiment, and a few months after was promoted to lieuten-
ant colonel, which position he held until the final muster out, October,
1865, at San. Antonio, Texas, commanding his regiment almost contin-
uously from the time he was made field officer. During this time he
took part in nearly all the campaigns, battles and skirmishes that oc-
curred in the Department of the Gulf. In 1866 he returned to Cam-
bridge and again commenced the practice of his profession. He became
a member of the American Medical Association, of the Massachusetts
Medical Society, of the Cambridge Medical Improvement Society and of
the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He stood
high in his profession, was noted as a microscopist and was an author-
ity in the study of morbid anatomy.
In June, 1879, Dr. Holt was appointed one of the medical examiners
for Massachusetts, and in January, 1884, was made surgeon-general of
the State with the rank of brigadier-general, which position he held
until his death. He was a member of the Grand Army and also of the
Loyal Legion. He died at Martin, Florida, where he had gone for his
health, Dec. 28, 1890. The resolutions passed by the various societies to
which he belonged, and the letters of condolence by the governor and
fellow members of the staff show the esteem in which he was held. He
won fame and honor in the state of his adoption, but to his greater credit
he never lost his love for his native town and the old homestead farm
where he spent his boyhood days. In the last years of his life, as
much time as could be spared from his duties at Cambridge was spent on
the old farm in Lyndeborough. Gov. Brackett of Massachusetts says of
him, " His straight-forward manliness, his unswerving integrity, his
kindness of heart endeared him to me and now that he has gone from
among us they have left a fragrant memory."
The Massachusetts Medico Legal Society, of which he was president,
in resolutions on his death say, that " for his services to humanity and
to the medical profession for his researches, his study and his skill in
his chosen field of pathology, for his zeal and ability as a surgeon and
physician. . . . We deplore his loss."
ANDY HOLT, son of David and Ann (Cochran) Holt; born Feb. i,
1842 ; married May 4, 1864, Abby J., daughter of Harvey and Lois (Cram)
Holt. She was born Feb. 20, 1846. He has been largely identified with
the business and social interests of the town. Elected a member of the
board of selectmen first in 1870, he has held that office fourteen times
since. He represented the town in the legislature of 1903, and has at one
time or another been chosen to fill about all the offices in the gift of the
town. He was a charter member of and the first master of Pinnacle
Grange and captain of the Lafayette Artillery Co. for several years. He
has always taken great interest in military affairs, and is an active mem-
ber of the above named organization. In social affairs, in committees in
educational interests, he has always been a prominent figure. He is the
conceded leader of his political party in town, and of late years has de-
voted much time to state politics and to Grand Army affairs. He was a
soldier in the Civil War, and is a man to whom the Grand Army organiza-
tion appeals strongly. He lives at South Lyndeborough. (For his mili-
tary record see Chap. X.) Children, all born in Lyndeborough :
1. FI.ORA M., b. Aug. 21, 1867, m. June 2, 1887, Edwin W. H.
Farnum of Francestown.
2. PARKER, b. April 3, 1870, d. Aug. 9, 1876.
3. FRED A., b. Nov. 30, 1881, m. Feb. u, 1903, Annie M.,
dau. of Charles H. and Susie (Watkins) Senter of Lynde-
4. HARRY W., b. April n, 1883.
HARVEY HOLT, born May 5, 1808; married Lois, daughter of
Gideon and Amy (Putnam) Cram. She was born March 20, 1813 ; died
Sept. n, 1893. He died Nov. 14, 1865. Children:
1. LOIS, b. March 16, 1836, m. William N. Ryerson of Lynde-
borough. (See Ryerson gen.)
2. AMY, b. April 21, 1838, m. Edward H. Spauldingof Nashua,
N. H., Aug. i, 1860. d. Dec. 2, 1860.
3. HARVEY, b. Sept. 20, 1840. Killed at the Battle of Bull
Run. (See Chap. X.)
4. JASON, 4-
5. ABBY JANE, b. Feb. 21, 1846, m. Andy Holt. (See Holt
6. EMERY, -(-
7. GEORGIANNA, b. March 17, 1851, m. Harlan P. Bradford of
Lyndeborough. (See Bradford gen.)
8. EUGENE, b. Sept. 30, 1855, m. Lizzie, dau. of J. King of
New Boston, N. H., May n, 1875. Res. in Hudson, N. H.
JASON HOLT, son of Harvey and Lois (Cram) Holt, born April 3,
1843 ; married Rosie, daughter of Richard and Sarah (Stevens) Young.
She was born July 20, 1848 ; died March 10, 1868. He has served on the
board of selectmen a number of years. Was a soldier in the Civil War.
(See Chap. X.) Child:
i. RosiE E., b. March 9, 1868, m. John M. Curtis, son of
Kilburn S. and Frances (Holt) Curtis of Lyndeborough,
Sept. n, 1894.
7 78 HISTOR Y OF L YNDEBOROUGH
EMERY HOLT, son of Harvey and Lois (Cram) Holt, born May 27,
1848 ; married Ella T., daughter of Adoniram and Maria (Lakin) Rus-
sell of Lyndeborough, April 5, 1870. She was born May 7, 1852. Chil-
dren, all born in Lyndeborough :
1. ADRIA A., b. Jan. 8, 1873, m. William C. Wilder. (See
2. BERTHA E., b. April 20, 1874, d. Nov. 8, 1892.
3. HARVEY E., b. July 3, 1876, m. Margaret Polk of L,ynde-
borough, Jan. i, 1902. Child: Herbert H., b. Nov. 22,
4. ELMA Iy., b. July 18, 1877.
5. IDA I,., b. May 26, 1881, m. Albert C. Mason. (See Mason
6. FOREST A., b. July 13, 1882.
7. CHARLOTTE M., b. July 6, 1883, d. Feb. 2, 1884.
8. ANNIE T., b. Aug. 12, 1885.
9. RUTH C., b. May 21, 1887.
10. JASON R., b. May 19, 1891.
CHARLES HENRY HOLT, son of Abiel and Olivia (Proctor) Holt;
born Jan. 14, 1828, at Milford ; married first, July 2, 1852, Mary A.,
daughter of Jonas and Mary (Hall) Wheeler of Lyndeborough. She was
born March 4, 1833 ; died Sept. 13, 1854. He married second, May 22,
1857, Harriet E., daughter of John and Jemima (Hopkins) Lowe of
Dedham, Mass. She was born Aug. 20, 1827 ; died Sept. 6, 1880. He
came to Lyndeborough when a young man and worked for his brother
Lorenzo at carriage painting. He went to California during the gold ex-
citement, in 1848, going "round the Horn" in a whaling ship, and re-
turning "in 1850 by way of the Isthmus of Panama. While there he
helped build the first framed houses in San Francisco. He was a car-
penter by trade, and owned a saw mill at South Lyndeborough. He was
a selectman four years, and at the time of his death had been postmaster
at South Lyndeborough twenty-five years. He was always interested in
military matters and was a member of the Lafayette Artillery Co., thirty-
seven years, serving as lieutenant eleven years, and captain thirteen
years. He was major in the N. H. Militia four years. (See Chap. VIII.)
He died Jan. 31, 1897 at South Lyndeborough. Child by first wife :
1. JENNETTE A., b. Dec. 19, 1853, m. Sept. 28, 1879, Tarrant
M. Beale of Boston, Mass.
Child by second wife :
2. EFFIE A., b. Nov. 23, 1868, m. Oct. 2, 1890, Starr B. Cen-
ter of Wilton. Children: Carroll H., Lesley N.
JOHN FLETCHER HOLT, son of Benjamin Holt; born Nov. 12,
1807 ; married Nov. 27, 1834, Abigail, daughter of Andrew and Rebecca
(Cram) Harwood of Lyndeborough. She was b. June 20, 1805 ; died Nov.
24, 1869. He died April 17, 1883. He was one of the board of selectmen
for several years and held other town office. He owned and lived on the
farm where Emery Holt now lives. Children, all born in Lyndebor-
1. BENJAMIN F., -f-
2. REBECCA, b. Dec. 25, 1839, d. Jan. 4, 1840.
3. JOHN F., b. April 17, 1842, d. May 10, 1842.
BENJAMIN F. HOLT, son of John F. and Rebecca (Harwood) Holt;
born Nov. 7, 1837; married Sept. 18, 1862, M. Gertrude, daughter of
Luke A. and Mary (Holt) Lucas. She was born Feb. 5, 1842. He died
May 12, 1889. Child :
i. FLORA MAY.
ISRAEL PORTER HOLT, born Jan; 27, 1821 ; married Phebe E.
She was born Nov. 18, 1814 ; died April 22, 1880. He died Oct. 29, 1883.
Israel Porter Holt, Persons S. Holt, Charles H. Holt and David Kendall
Holt were brothers. Children :
1. MARTHA J., b. April 16, 1849, m. June 6, 1878, Francis A.
Osborn of Cambridgeport, Mass.
2. ISRAEL H., b. June 15, 1850, m. March 31, 1874, Eva L/.
Freeman of Wilton.
3. EMER F., b. Oct. 23, 1851, d. Nov. 25, 1851.
4. GEORGIANNA F., b. Jan. 13, 1853, m. Sept. 25, 1873, Charles
P. Wheeler of Amherst.
5. ELLA M., b. Oct. 21, 1854.
PERSONS S. HOLT. No record was returned of the dates of the
births and deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Persons S. Holt, except the date of
Mrs. Holt's death, Sept. 18, 1869. Children :
1. MARY A., b. Aug. 15, 1844, m. Owen Varley of Wilton, d.
Sept. 7, 1869.
2. CATHERINE B., b. Aug. 13, 1847, m. Lawrence Dillon of
3. HATTIE S., b. Feb. 19, 1851, d. July 31, 1868.
4. SARAH F., b. Oct. n, 1852, m. Henry J. Pickett of Water-
bury, d. May 13, 1888.
5. SUMNER A., b. May 19, 1861, m. Nov. 9, 1882, Ella J.
Chapman of Waterbury.
CHARLES H. HOLT, born in Watertown, Mass.; married first, Oct.
ii, 1836, Anna, daughter of Oliver and Anna (Pierce) Perham. She was
born May 20, 1812 ; died Jan. 3, 1873. He married second, Hannah J.,
daughter of Brackley and Sarah (Butterfield) Rose. She was born May
780 HISTORY OF LYNDEBOROUGH
31, 1827. He died Jan. 27, 1888. He was a farmer and nursery man, and
owned a large farm in Perham Corner, now occupied by his son William
P. He was selectman for many years and was influential in town affairs.
Child by first wife :
I. WILLIAM P., ~h
WILLIAM P. HOLT, son of Charles H. and Anna (Perham) Holt;
born Oct. 7, 1840; married Sept. 19, 1881, Mary E. Woodbury of New
Boston. She was born April 14, 1844. Children :
1. AUSTIN, b. May 3, 1886.
2. OLIVER, b. Aug. 14, 1887.
ELI HOLT and Personela, his wife, lived for a time on the Lucas
place. It is presumed they came to Lyndeborough from Temple, as the
two older children are recorded as born there. Children, all but two
born at Lyndeborough :
1. MARY, b. at Temple May 20, 1814.
2. HARRIET A., b. at Temple Oct. 20, 1815.
3. ADALINE M., b. April 12, 1817.
4. PAMELIA, b. Feb. 18, 1819.
5. SARAH J., b. Feb. 14, 1821.
6. HANNAH, b. June 3, 1822.
7. CLARISSA, b. Feb. 19, 1824, d. March 8, 1824.
8. GEORGE, b. Sept. 12, 1825.
9. PHEBE L,., b. Oct. 20, 1827.
10. HARRIET O., b. Aug. 16, 1829.
11. JOANNA, b. Aug. 23, 1831.
12. ANSTIS, b. Dec. 9, 1833.
STEPHEN DEXTER HOLT, son of Stephen C. and Mary (Cragin)
Holt; born at Andover, Mass., July 22, 1822; married Nov. 29, 1849,
Joanna, daughter of Franklin and Mary (Spaulding) Hadley. She was
born June 20, 1831. He died April 25, 1876. He lived at one time on the
Harwood place, and earlier on the French place, north of Badger Pond.
He came to Lyndeborough from Francestown in 1859. He was a soldier
in the Civil War. (See Chap. X.) His widow resides in Mont Vernon.
1. CHARLES D., b. in Francestown, Jan. 25, 1851, d. in Mont
Vernon, Oct. 4, 1881.
2. FRANCES A., b. March 17, 1854.
3. and 4. AUGUSTUS and AUGUSTINE (twins), b. Aug. 14, 1856.
Both d. Nov. 28, 1856.
5. GEORGE F., b. in L/yndeborough, Aug. 6, 1859, res. in Mont
The Houstons were a prominent and influential family in the early
history of the town. But few records can be obtained and the family is
extinct in Lyndeborough. Samuel Houston was evidently the first of
the name to come to Lyndeborough. He settled in the northwest part
of the town. The site is now marked by an ancient growth of Lombardy
poplars. He was born Feb. 29, 1745, and died May 23, 1824. The family
were earnest supporters of the Congregational Church, and both Samuel
and his son John were deacons. He was selectman one or more terms.
About the year 1840, the whole family removed to Denmark, Iowa,
where their descendants now reside. In the town records is the record
of the birth of Samuel, son of Dea. Samuel and Rachel Houston. It
would seem that he was married twice and perhaps three times, for after
the death of Rachel Houston the rest of the children are recorded as
sons and daughters of Samuel Houston and Mary, his wife. Rachel
Houston died Nov. 19, 1775. There is a record of the marriage of
Samuel Houston and Hannah Woodward of Francestown, April i, 1817.
She was probably a daughter of Ephraim Woodward of Lyndeborough.
Children of Dea. Samuel Houston and Rachel, his wife :
1. SAMUEL, b. May 28, 1771.
2. JOSEPH, b. Oct. ii, 1775.
Children of Dea. Samuel Houston and Mary, his wife :
3. CALEB, +
4. RACHEL, b. Oct. 22, 1779, m. Eleazer Woodward. (See
5. SARAH, b. Sept. n, 1781, d. July 10, 1785.
6. L/EVI, b. July 9, 1783, d. June 29, 1785.
7. IRA, +
8. JOHN, +
CALEB HOUSTON, son of Samuel and Mary Houston, born Jan. 24,
1778 ; married Nancy . She died Aug. 7, 1807. Children recorded
as born in Lyndeborough :
1. NANCY H., b. Nov. 3, 1804.
2. RODNEY, b. Dec. 29, 1805.
3. GEORGE L., b. Aug. 3, 1807.
IRA HOUSTON, son of Dea. Samuel and Mary Houston, born June 9,
1785; married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Rand)
Epps. She was born April 3, 1791 ; died May 9, 1873. He died Feb. 6,
1872. Children recorded as born in Lyndeborough :
1. ELIZABETH, b. Sept. 21, 1811, m. Jason Wilson. She d.
Aug. n, 1 88 1.
2. MARY, b. July 21, 1813, d. May 30, 1816.
782 HISTOR Y OF L YNDEBORO UGH
3. SAMUEL, b. Nov. n, 1815, m. June, 1848, Catharine Hornby.
4. MARY, b. March 5, 1818, m. Nov. 3, 1842, Francis Blake.
5. HANNAH, b. March 28, 1820, m. Sept. 9, 1840, Wm. Davis.
She d. Oct. 9, 1840.
6. RACHEL, b. July 27, 1822. m. June, 1847, James Hornby.
7. JOSEPH, b. Nov. 26, 1824, d. Sept. u, 1826.
8. IRA, b. May n, 1826, m. October, 1856, Olivia P. Porter.
He d. May 17, 1889.
9. ANN, b. June 15, 1828, m. November, 1849, Gustavus B.
Bracket. Shed. March 17, 1886.
10. RWOENA, b. Nov. ii, 1831, m. May, 1858, Ebenezer T.
11. OLIVE, (Twin), b. April 6, 1834, d. Oct. 6, 1834.
12. SARAH, (Twin), b. April 6, 1834, d. Sept. 17, 1834.
DBA. JOHN HOUSTON, son of Samuel and Mary Houston, b. June
5, 1787; married Zervia Field of Amherst. She was born Nov. i, 1784.
He died Feb. 26, 1856. Children :
1. ALBERT F., b. Jan, 15, 1812, d. Sept. 25, 1835.
2. LAURA, b. Aug. 12, 1813, m. William Davis. She d. Oct.
3. ABIGAIL, b. April 2, 1815, d. Jan. 31, 1879, m. George
4. SARAH, b. July 13, 1821, m. E. Warren Henderson.
5. ZERVIA, m. Peter B. Bell, d. May 31, 1874.
5. JOHN JR., b. Dec. 15, 1823, m. Maria Sturgis.
7, JOSEPH, b. Sept. 13, 1826, m. Sarah L. Bell.
8. MARY J., b. May 28, 1829, m. Joseph E. Ingalls. She d.
Jan. 7, 1881.
SILAS HOWARD came to Lyndeborough soon after the close of the
Revolutionary War and settled in the southeast part of the town. He
was a soldier in the Continental Army and drew a pension in his later
years. He came to Lyndeborough from Westford, Mass.~ Nothing but
a cellar hole marks the spot where he lived.- He married Rebecca Reed,