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son, dau. Dane Robinson and Mary Chadwick, his wife,
bom in Andover, April 22, 1698, died in Andover, June
16, 1747, aged 49, and had six children.

IV. Children of Samuel and Mary Robinson:

33 (1). Mary, born in Andover, July 4, 1722, died in
Andover, Nov. 19, 1738.

33 (2). Samuel, born in Andover, May 30, 1726, died
June 25, 1738.

34 (3). Benjamin, born in Andover, Aug. 25, 1728 (md.,
ch.).

35 (4). Hannah, born in Andover, Dec. 14, 1730, died
(probably in Canterbury, N. H.) Jan. 11, 181 5; was
md. 1776, to Asa Foster, Jr., son of Capt. Asa
Foster of Andover, and Elizabeth Abbott, his wife,



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born in Andover, Sept. ii, 1733, died in Canterbury,
N. H., Sept. 30, 1 814. No children by Hannah Peters,
^ A^ who was his second wife.
*" 26 (5). Joseph, born in Andover, March 23, 1733-34,
died Aug. 21, 1736, "aged 2 years, 4 months and 3
weeks."
37 (6). Lydia, born in Andover, March 26, 1737, died in
Andover, June 30, 1738.

Samuel Peters* is, March 15, 1742, one of the collec-
tors. In 1754 he is one of a seating committee for the
new meeting-house ; the committee, in seating, are to be
governed by wealth, and are to give the best seats to
"persons highest in the taxes, equal and personal estate
that they have a due and proper regard to persons ad-
vanced in years, to men advanced by posts of honour, or
by a liberal education." His will is in Salem, and is dated
May I, 1 781. His daughter Hannah, wife of Asa Foster,
is to have forty Spanish milled dollars, or £ig lawful
money, a pair of small andirons and a small Fire pan and
a pair of small Tongs and a great chair ; his grandchildren,
Benjamin and Samuel Peters, his two grand -daughters
Hannah and Elizabeth, and his son Benjamin Peters are
mentioned.

* His wife died comparatively young (for those days) , undoubtedly
from a broken heart, having lost four children within less than three
years. This mortality was due to the dreadful "throat distemper"
which deprived many families of all their children and which raged
at intervals from November, 1735, to 1738. It is estimated that in
Essex County alone, during that period, fourteen hundred children
died from the disease.



READING AND WAKEFIELD

24. IV. Benjamin, third child of Samuel and Mary-
Robinson, bom in Andover, Aug. 25, 1728, died in South
Reading, Mass. (now Wakefield), April 17, 181 2, aged
84; md., March 22, 1753, Hannah Chickering, dau.
Samuel Chickering and Hannah Osgood, his wife, born
in Andover, July 13, 1730, died in
, and had eight children.

V. Children of Benjamin and Hannah Chickering:

28 (1). Hannah, bap. in Andover, 1753, died young,
39 (2). Simeon, bap. in Andover, 1755 (no further
record; was undoubtedly either twin of Benjamin, or
the name should be Benjamin and not Simeon) ; Ben-
jamin married and had children.

30 (3). (Probably) Mary, born in

, died in Middleton, Mass., Nov.
21, 1846; was md., Oct. 14, 1779, to Jonathan Rich-
ardson, ninth child of Solomon Richardson and Abigail

, his wife,
born in Middleton, March 12, 1759, died March 15,
1798, and had eight children.

31 (4). Samuel, bap. in Andover, 1760, died very young.
33 (5). Samuel, bap. in Andover, 1763 (md., ch.).

33 (6). Hannah, bap. in Andover, 1766, died in

34 (7). Elizabeth, bap. in Andover, 1769, died in

June 17, 1852; was md., April 29,
1788, to Josiah Hutchinson, son of Josiah Hutchinson
and , his wife, bap. in Middle-

ton, Mass., Feb. 26, 1764, died in Middleton, Dec.
, 1 8 14, and had nine children.

35 (8). Naomi, bap. in Andover, 1774, died in

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29. V. Benjamin (probably second), child of Benjamin,
and Hannah Chickering, bom in

, died in South Reading,* Mass.,
Aug. 25, 181 5, "aged 60 years." (As this would make
the year of his birth 1755, it is probable that for Simeon
we should read Benjamin ; there is no record of any^
Simeon, at any other time, in Andover) ; ,md. in Read-
ing, Mass., Oct. 9, 1783, Martha Brown, dau. Jeremiah
Brown and Ruth , his wife, bom in Read-

ing, Dec. 10, 1763, died in Andover, June 5, 1845, ^^d
had one daughter.

VI. Children of Benjamin and Martha Brown:

36 (1). Patty, born in Reading, Mass., Oct. 28, 1785,
died in South Reading,* July 22, 1845, aged 59 years
and 9 months. Unmd.

Benjamin Peters was one of the Lexington Alarm men.
His name is on the muster-roll of Capt. Peter Poor's
company, which marched from Andover to Cambridge,
fifty-five miles, on the 19th of April, 1775.

33. V. Samuel, fifth child of Benjamin, and Hannah
Chickering, bap. in Andover, Mass., 1763, died in South
Reading,* Mass., , 1830; md. in Reading,

April 21, 1 791, Elizabeth Steams, dau. Timothy Steams
and Lydia , his wife, bom in Reading,

April 2, 1 771, died in South Reading,* Aug, 21, 1849,
and had six children.

VI. Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Stearns:

37 (1). Samuel, born in Reading, Jan. 3, 1792 (md.).

38 (2). Benjamin, born in Reading, Dec. 29, 1795 (unk.)

39 (3). Timothy, born in Reading, Sept. 26, 1797 (unk.)

40 (4). Eliza, born in Reading, Oct. 21, 1801, died in
South Reading,* Nov. 26, 1844; was md. in South
Reading, April 29, 1822, to Jacob Parker, son of

* Now Wakefield.



Reading and Wakefield 55

Parker and his wife, born in

, died in
, and had five children.
41 (5). Lydia, born in Reading, May 4, 1806, died in
South Reading,* Aug. 12, 1848; was md. in S. Read-
ing,* Oct. J 6, 1 83 1, to Nathan Slocomb, son of James
Slocomb and Sarah Trask his wife, born in Eden, Vt.,
Sept. 21, 1804, died in Wakefield, Mass., Oct. 30, 1877,
and had two children.
43 (6). Naomah, born in Reading, Jan. 5, 1810, died in
South Reading,* Sept. 13, 1844; was md., April 26,
1 850, to Peter Tucker, son of Tucker and

his wife, born in
, died in
, and had four children.

37. VI. Samuel, first child of Samuel and Elizabeth
Steams, bom in Reading, Mass., Jan. 3, 1792, died in
Philadelphia, Penn., Jan. 8, 1822; md. in South Read-
ing, Mass., April 30, 181 6, Ruth A Lovering, dau.
of Lovering and , his wife,
bom in , lost
at sea , and had children. (No further record.)

38. VI. Benjamin, second child of Samuel, and Eliza-
beth Steams, his wife, bom in Reading, Mass., Dec. 29,
1795, died in

No further record. Removed to the West.

39. VI. Timothy, third child of Samuel, and Elizabeth
Steams, his wife, bom in Reading, Mass., Sept. 26, 1797,
died in



No further record. Removed to the West.

* Now Wakefield.



THE REV'D. ANDREW OF MIDDLETON.

15. III. Andrew, third child of Samuel, and Phebe
Frie, bom in Andover, Mass., Sept.,* 1701, died in Middle-
ton. Mass., Oct. 6, 1756; md. Hannah dau.
of , bom in

, died in Wobum, Mass., May
15, 1782, aged seventy-seven. No children.

He graduated from Harvard College, 1723.!

"1723 Sept. 2, " The Selectmen of Andover from the
day of the date hereof agreed with Mr Andrew Peters that
he should keepe a Grammar School a twelve month in the
said Towne, allso that he would Teach boys | to Read,
Rite and Cipher and that he would tech and keep School
in each precinct according to each Precinct's Pay, for
which Service the Selectmen of sd Towne promised to
Give the sd Andrew Peters forty-four pounds."

In 1729 he was ordained as a minister, and in November
of that year he removed to Middleton, Mass., being the
first pastor of that town. In 1734-35 he was on the list
of proprietors of Amherst, New Hampshire, land in that
township having been granted to his grandfather, Andrew
Peters of Andover, as one of the members of the Narra-

* Sept. 26.

t James Frie, brother of Phebe, who married Samuel Peters, was
the father of Jonathan, "good young Frie, who was our English chap-
lain," as the old ballad has it, and who was killed at Lovell's fight.
Jonathan and Andrew Peters were therefore cousins: moreover they
were near neighbors in Andover and classmates in college, being the
only ones there that year from Andover, and both became clergymen.
It is no great stretch of imagination, therefore, to picture them as
close friends, grieving with each other's grief and joying with his joy.

t Not girls!

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Middleton 57

gansett expedition. In 1741 he was present in Amherst,
N. H., at the ordination of Mr. Wilkins. He is said to
have been a large, muscular man, and a story is told of
him as resenting an assault upon his negro servant, and,
throwing his cassock aside, exclaiming: "Lie there, Di-
vinity, while I chastise this rascal!" Curiously enough,
his grave now lies almost in the shadow of the house of the
man who committed the assault.

It is also related that upon a visit to a near-by Indian
settlement he was invited to dine. ICnowing that the
fare for that day was skunk, he declined; but, another
time, receiving a similar invitation, he remained to dinner.
After the meal was over, the squaw, remembering his
former refusal, exclaimed, with much delight, "You no
eat skunk, but you eat rattlesnake!"

He appears to have suffered from ill health for some
years before his death.*



"A true inventory of all and singular the goods, chat-
tels, rights and credits of the Revd. Mr Andrew Peters late
of Middleton in the county of Essex, taken and approved
by us the subscribers, being a committee appointed and
impaneled by the Hon. John Choate, Esq. Judge of the
Probate of Wills, &c, and for the county aforesaid which
was shown to us by Mrs Hannah Peters being of the
estate of the said Revd. Mr Andrew Peters D.D. viz.
About 133 acres of Land Situate in said Mid-
dleton with two Dwelling Houses & one
Bam Standing on sd Land at 6£ per

acre 798 — o — o

About 44 acres of land adjoyning to Mid-
dleton pond at 67/ per acre 133 — 5 — 8

* His gravestone is still standing in Middleton.



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Burkit upon ye New Testament o — 12 — o

Cambridge Concordance o — 12 — o

ye works of Thos Goodwin o — 12 — o

Chamocks works two volloms o — 13 — 4

one Byble 8/5 Sancas morels 2/8 11 — i

ye Body of Devinity by Thos Bray 2 — 8

ye Greek and latten Testament 2— 8

40 other boimd books i — 13 — 4

29 sermon books o — 9 — o

one Clock 10 — o — o

one Piece of Broad Cloath 4 — 8 — o

One Great 20/ one strait body'd Coat 2 — 15 — o

one Coat 30/ two linnen wast Coats 6/ . . . i — 16 — o
one Black flower'd Satten wastcoat one Do

per of Breeches 3 — o — o

one Black Russet wastcoat o — 16 — o

two pe of linnen Breeches o — 5 — o

one old Blue wastcoat o — 3 — o

one per leather Breeches 22/ 22 — o

one pr Do 2/ o — 2 — o

four per of Stockings 8/ three per of

Shoes 7/ 15 — o

one Bever hat 26/8 one old Do 3/ . . . . i — 9 — 8

five Duzen and four Black horn Buttens . . . o — 3 — 6

one Wigg 26/8 one Do 22 2 — 8 — 8

5 linen Shurts 45/ five cotton and linnen

Do 30/ 3—15—0

3 old feather Beds & 3 und Beds and Sum

other furniture 9 — o — o

Ten pr of sheets 40/ one Duzen piller

bears 10/ 2 — 10 — o

One case of Drawers 2 — o — o

one Chamber Table 10/ Table linnen 12/
one Looking Glass 14/ one Do 24/

one Do 30/ 4 — 10 — o



Middleton 59

eight chairs 16/ Six Small Delf earthen

Dishes 1/ o — 1 7 — o

one warming pan 2/ one old fashinyd

Case of Drawers 20/ i — 2 — o

one Tea Table 6/ one Block Tin Tea

Pot 4/ o — 10 — o

Cheaney wair 10/ half a Duzen silver

Tea spoons & pr of Tongs 12/ i — 2 — o

Sum Glass wair & 2 salt Celers o — 4 — o

2 wooden Bottles o — 2 — o

one per of hand Irons one fire shovel &

Tongs o — 8 — o

2 old round Tables o — 18 — o

2 Small Do o — 2 — o

21 old Chairs i — n — 6

one per of hand irons o — 4 — o

2 Brass Candlesticks 3/2 Brass Kettles

20/ I— 3— 2

one fire shovel & one per of Tongs 3/ . . • . o — 3 — o
two Tramels 4/ one Spit 1/6 one per

of old hand Irons 5/ o — 10 — 6

2 old Iron pots & i skillett o — 5 — o

one frying pan & one old Box Iron o — 3 — o

one per of Bellowses & one Lan thorn o — i — o

7 pewter platters i — o — o 2 Duzen of

puter plates i — i^ — o

Sum old Puter o — 3 — o

one Silver Tankard 9 — o — o

four silver Spoons 18/ one skimer one

Basting ladle one basting Spoon 1/6

one old Chest & one Box 3/ i — 2 — 6

about ten Bushels of rie , i — 10 — o

about 20 Bushell Indian Com 2 — o — o

one Loom 10/ one reddleing sive 8d

one Sadie & Bridle 15/ 1—5 — 8



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3 meat Barrels 2 — 10 — o one Chees Tub

1/6 about 150 pd chees 40/ one

Chees press 2/8 Twelve Barrels 48/ 7 — 2 — 2

2 hogs & 2 Spring Peggs . 4 — 12 — o

Beatle & 3 Iron Wedges o — 5 — o 2 Iron

Bars & one Barking Iron 9/ o — 14 — o

2 ox yokes & Iron belonging to them o — 4 — o

one Draft Chain & one Small Chain o — 6 — o

one ax 3/ i Iron tooth harrow 13/ 2

plows 26/ 2 sleeds 8/ 2 — 10 — o

one Cart & wheels 40/ one Cleavis &

pin 1/6 2 — I — 6

one horse 8 — o — o one per of oxen 15 — 6 — o

one per of Steers 3 years old 3 — 15 — o

one pr Do 2 years old 3 — o — o 8 Cows

at 32/ each 15 — 16 — o

one Bull 3 years old i — 4 — o one heifer

3 years old i — 12 — o 2 — 16 — o

one Do 2 years old i — o — o one heifer

I year old i — 1 5 — o

four calves i — 6 — 8 i — 6 — 8

• I negro man 40 — o — o

one negro woman 40 — o — o

one Desk 45/ one old chest & one Box 44/ 2 — 9 — o

One Birch Canoe & a paddle i — o — o. . . i — o — o

2 Gims 60/ 3 — o — o

five powder horns 7/ one case of Knifes

& forks 3/ o — 10 — o

3 reasors 3/ one Small per of Stilyards

1/6 o — 4 — 6

one hamer — 2 pr of nepers & i small Iron

to Draw nails o — 3 — o

one spade 6/ i old shovel 0/6 o — 6 — 6

Debts due on bonds & notes of hand Prin-
ciple & Interest 344 — 8 — 3







1756



GRAVE OF THE REVD. ANDREW PETERS

MIDDLETON, MASS.



Middleton 6i

30 sheep & 28 Lambs 6 — 18 — o

14 pounds of Sheeps wool 14 — o



1510— 5— II

Middleton Nov 30, 1756

Hannah Peters Samuel Bradford Francis Peabody,
Juner Elijah Porter

Essex Co May 12, 1757

Mrs Hannah Peters made oath to the truth of this
Inventory and yt if more Estate appeared she would
cause it to be added Before me

John Choate Jus Probate

The estate was divided between the members of the
family of the deceased, the wife first getting one third.*

Samuel, William, and John Peters, and Timothy Per-
kins for Bemsley Peters " supposed to be out of the pro-
vince" and also representative of Phebe Perkins and
her heirs, and Phebe Peters, mother of the deceased, were
the heirs to the estate, each receiving ;^38 — 10/ and 1/15
of a farthing

Hannah Peters appears to have lived in Middleton for
many years after, as there is a record of her subscription
for the relief of the tow^n of Boston, which was suffering
under the oppressive Port bill, in 1 775. Her subscription
was 2;^ 5s She died in Wobum.

Middleton graveyard. Stone of the Revd. Andrew
Peters.

Here Lyes the Body of The Revd Mr Andrew
Peters

Who departed this Life October the 6 1756
Aged 55 Years.

* Some of the minutes of the proceedings are written upon some
sheets of paper which have served as a copy-book. Across one end in
a beautiful copperplate hand is, " Nothing is more certain than Death
the common enemy of all mankind. Andrew Fuller of Middleton La-
bour continually to improve your hand. Fiiller."



62 Massachusetts

Foot stone. The Revd Mr Andrew Peters

1756.

In the graveyard of Burhngton, Mass. on the hill, is to
be found the gravestone of the Revd. Andrew's wife,
which reads as follows :

Redeem your hours My glass is run And so
must yours.

Erected in memory of Madam Hannah Peters
the relict of the Revd Mr Andrew Peters late Pastor
of the church In Middleton lies here inten-ed
She died in Wobum May xv. MDCCLXXXII
in the LXXVIII year of her age.

The foot stone is inscribed Madam Hannah Peters.



^p^Uf-^ ei/€r' ^^^^^^S^t^*!/^*^ -^^^^^^U**




1798 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA







(CAPT. ADAM PETERS)



MEDFIELD.

16 III. William, fourth child of Samuel and Phebe
Frie, bom in Andover, Mass., Jan. 7, 1704,* died in Med-
field, Mass., Jan. 19, 1788!; md. in Medfield, March 18,
1729, Hannah Chenery, dau. and sole heiress of Benjamin
Chenery and Mary , widow of Thomas Clap, his wife,
bom in Dedham, Mass., Feb. 24, 1707, died in Medfield,
March 30, 1799,^ aged 92, and had ten children.

IV. Children of William and Hannah Chenery:

43 (1). Joseph, born in Dedham, Mass. (now Walpole),
Dec. II, 1729 (md., ch.).

44 (2). Benjamin, born in Dedham (now Walpole), Feb.
8, 1731 (md., ch.).

* From Colonel Andrew Peters's family Bible. Andover records say
November, 1703.

t "Mr. William Peters who died Jan. 19, 1788, in ye 85 year of his
age." (Gravestone in Medfield graveyard.)

X "Mrs. Hannah Peters relict of Mr William Peters who died 30
March 1799 in the 93 year of her age." (Gravestone in Medfield
graveyard.)

Hannah, wife of William, for several years before her death, wrote
verses on her birthday. She began in 1778; here are some written in
1790, which, if not perfect as to rhyme, are most excellent reason.

And now a thought comes in my head,
To tell the children I have had,
The number is ten and no more,
They are six sons and daughters four.

Joseph and Benjamin were first of the race,
Mary and Adam come next in their place.
Eve and Taphenes spoil my rhyme
Except I leave four to tell the next time.
Andrew and Jethro, I 've told you eight then,
Nathan and Finis they make up the ten.

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45 (3). Mary, born in Dedham (now Walpole), Nov. 3,
1732, died in , May 23, 1813, aged 80;
was md. in Medfield, April 7, 1757, by the Revd. Jon-
athan Townsend, to Hezekiah Allen, son of Hezekiah
Allen and Mary his wife, born in Ded-
ham, Mass., April 15, 1724, died in ,
and had ten children.

46 (4). Adam, born in Medfield, Oct. 30, 1734 (md., ch.).

47 (5). Eve, born in Medfield, Aug. i, 1737, died in ,
Dec. I, 1823, aged 86; md. in Medfield, , 1759,
John Pepalow, son of Pepalow and

his wife, born in , died

in , and had children.

48 (6). Taphenes, born in Medfield, Jan. 29, 1739-40,
died in , Nov. 25, 1817, aged
77; md. in Medfield, May 4, 1769, Gershom Dunton,
son of Samuel Dunton and his
wife, born in Wrentham, Mass., , 1735, died in

, and had five children.

49 (7). Andrew, born in Medfield, Jan. 24, 1742 (md.,
ch.).

50 (8). Jethro, born in Medfield, June 13, 1744 (md.,
ch.),

51 (9). Nathan, born in Medfield, Aug. 26, 1747 (md.,
ch.).

53 (10). Finis, born in Medfield, June 4, 1749, died in

, was md. in Medfield, March 4,
1784, by the Revd. Thomas Prentiss, to Daniel Gookin
of Dedham, Mass., son of (perhaps Richard Gookin
and Margaret his wife), born in

, bap. in Dedham, March 28, 1735-6,
died in , and had children.

William Peters was a cordwainer. In 1757 he removed
from Dedham to Medfield. He is said to have been a
soldier in the Revolutionary army, but this is doubtful.
There is, in the Massachusetts Archives, however, the
following record :



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"Peters, William. List of men from Medfield drafted
to complete continental army according to warrant issued
by Lt. Baxter, May 8, 1777. Paid money in lieu of ser-
vice." William was seventy -four years old at this time.
His gravestone and that of his wife are in the Medfield
graveyard.*



43 IV. Joseph, first child of William and Hannah
Chenery, bom in Dedham, Mass. (now Walpole), Dec. 11,
1729, died in Feb. 13, 1800;

md. in Abigail Thompson,!

dau. of Thompson and his wife,

bom in died in

1797, and had three children.

V. Children 0} Joseph and Abigail Thompson:

53 (1), Abigail, born in

(about 1750), died in Medfield, Mass., Dec. 30, 1829,
aged 79.1 Unmd.

54 (2). Moses, born in Watertown, Mass., April 26, 1752.
(md., ch.).

* Extract from the Farwer'5 Monthly Literary Journal: "An acount
of the extraordinary longevity of the family of Peters has recently been
published in several of the papers. William the father died aged 85,
Hannah the mother aged 92, Joseph died 1800, aged 71, Benjamin
aged 72, Mary aged 80, Adam 78, Eve 86, Taphenes 77, Andrew 80,
Nathan 76, Finis 73, Jethro is still living, 80, and on the day when
he completed his 80th year he travelled on foot thirteen miles. The
average age of the children and parents is exactly seventy-nine years
and two months."

t Perhaps daughter of Jonathan Thompson and Abigail Fowle his
wife, born in Medford, or Wobum, Mass., July 16, 1729, probably died
in Halifax, N. S.

X Gravestone in Medfield graveyard inscribed: "Miss Abigail Peters
daughter of Mr. Joseph Peters and Mrs. Abigail Peters who died Dec.
30, 1829 aged 79 years."



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55 (3). Alexander Abercrombie, born in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, 1764 (md., ch.).

Joseph Peters first settled in Mendon, Mass. ; later he
removed to Watertown, Mass., then to Halifax, Nova
Scotia. He was postmaster-general of Halifax; he was
judge of the supreme court; he was a member of St.
John's Lodge, Halifax; he was Grand Junior Warden in
1784. From 1784 to 1792 he was Grand Secretary of the
Provincial Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. At the death of
his wife he left by will all his property to his daughter
Abigail, who lived for about thirty years after her father's
death. A codicil gave a silver cup, which had been pre-
sented to him by the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia, to his
son, Joseph Thompson Peters, but his aunt outlived him,
and he never received it.

54 V. Moses, second child of Joseph and Abigail
Thompson, bom in Watertown, Mass., April 26, 1752,
died in Mendon, Mass., Dec. 29, 1810, aged 58 years and
8 months, md. in (int. Mendon, Mar. 18, 1782) Eleanor
Penniman, dau. Penniman and his

wife, bom in Sept,

9, 1760, died in Mendon, May 15, 1826, and had three
children.

VI. Children of Moses and Eleanor Penniman:

56 (1). Royal, born in Uxbridge, Mass., Jan. 12, 1783.

57 (2). Alexander, born in Uxbridge, Feb. 4, 1785 (md.,
ch.).

58 (3). Mary, born in Uxbridge, May 17, 1787, died in
Medfield, Mass., Aug. 13, 1876 (unmd.).*

* Possibly she is the Mary whose intention of marriage is recorded
in Mendon, Mass., with Marvel Hopkins of Scituate, R. I., June 28,
1826. There seems to be no other possible Mary.



Medfield 67

MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES.

Lexington Alarm Roll. Moses Peters, residence Med-
field. Capt. Ephraim Chenery's company, Col. John
Smith's regiment; service 11 days.

Moses, private; in Capt. Bullard's company. Col.
Read's regiment. Roll dated Aug. i — 75. Enlisted May
15, 1775; service 2 months and 22 days. Residence
Medfield.

Company Returns, dated Roxbury, Sept. 26, 1775.
Muster and pay roll. Capt. Thaddeus Read's company,
Col. Nathan Tylers' regiment, services" in Rhode Island;
enlisted July 28, 1780, discharged Aug. 7, 1780. Marched
to Tiverton by order of the Council, July 17, 1780.

56 VI. Royal, first child of Moses and Eleanor
Penniman, bom in Uxbridge, Mass., Jan. 12, 1783, died in

July 5, 1827, aged 44 years
and 6 months, md. in , dau.

of and his wife, born in

, died in ,

and had children.

57 VI. Alexander, second child of Moses and Eleanor
Penniman, bom in Uxbridge, Mass., Feb. 4, 1785, died in
Mendon, Mass., Oct. 16, 1853, aged 68 years and 8
months ; md. in Medfield, Mass. (int. ent. April, 1809, with)
Elizabeth Bullen, dau. Bela Bullen and Elizabeth Harts-
horn his wife, bom in Medfield, Mass., 1787, died
in , and had 5 children.

VII. Children of Alexander and Elizabeth Bullen:

59 (1). Joseph, born in Medfield, Mass., March 24, 1810
(md., ch.).

60 (2). Prudence Bullen, born in Medfield, Nov. 6, 1813,
died in Medfield, Jan. i, 1820, "aged six years"; grave-
stone in Medfield graveyard.



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61 (3). Sarah Bullen, born in Medfield, Oct. 6, i8i6,
died in Milford, Mass., Sept. 27, 1856. Unmd.

62 (4). Eleanor, born in Medfield, Nov. 13, 1818, died
in Milford, Mass., June 9, 1855; was md. in Mendon,
Mass., June 18, 1840, to Orrin G. Goodwin, son of
Goodwin and his wife, born in

, died in ,

and had 3 children.

63 (5). Royal, born in Mendon, Mass., Aug. 3, 1821
(md., ch.).

59 VII. Joseph, first child of Alexander and Eliza-
beth Bullen, bom in Medfield, Mass., March 24, 1810,
died in April i, 1855; md. in

Aug. 30, 1834, Lucretia Rogers, dau.
Rogers and his wife,

bom in [1815], died Dec. 16, 1834,

aged 19 years.

Joseph md. (2) in June 2,

1836, Theodosia Thacher, dau. Thacher and

his wife, bom in
died in and had



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