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Genealogy of the Child, Childs and Childe families, of the past and present in the United States and the Canadas, from 1630 to 1881 online

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back upon with pride, and with desire to emulate.

As a patriot, he inherited the spirit and courage of ancestors
whose love of country was conspicuous in the Revolutionary War,
in which father and son fought side by side. When the call went
forth for volunteers in the war of 1S12, Mr. Jonathan Child,
(the subject of this notice) was enrolled as a volunteer, and
fought in the battle of Fort Erie, and acquired the title of Major.
At home he was as popular as he was influential abroad. The
popular favor conferred upon him the honor of the first Mayor
of the City of Rochester : and elected him one or more terms a
member of the Legislature of the State of New York, from
Ontario county. Few men have a deeper hold on the confi-
dence and esteem of their fellow-citizens than did Mr. Child.
We have been furnished with the following editorial articles,
published in one of the Rochester papers, (the name of the
paper was not given) on the occasion of his death, showing the
estimate in which he was held in the community where he had
spent the larger part of his active life :

DEATH OF EX-MAYOR CHILD.

" It will be heard with pam. but not with surprise, that our late fellow-
citizen, the venerable Jonathan Child, is no more. He died at the resi-
dence of his daughter, Mrs. Asher P. Nichols, in Buffalo, at half-past one
o'clock this morning. Mr. Child had been in feeble health for a year past,
and for a few weeks he had been hopelessly prostrate. His disease was an
affection of the heart. He had been at Buffalo some time, under the care
of his daughter, whose attentions he required to smooth his pathway to the
grave, and make his last moments comfortable. Mr. Child was burn at



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BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS.



Lyme, New Hampshire, on the 30th Jany, 1785. His grandfather, bearing
the same name, was a soldier of the Revolution, as was his father. Hfs
father was a soldier in the war of 1812 and Mr. Child was also in that ser-
vice, having held the post of major and paymaster in the militia of the
State of New York. He was, we believe, present at the battle of Lake Erie.
Deceased came from New England to Utica in 1806, and there taught
school, and was subsequently a clerk for Watts Sherman, an extensive mer-
chant of that city. In 1810 Mr. Child came to what is now Monroe county,
and located as a merchant at Charlotte. He subsequently removed to
Bloomfield. Ontario county, and was there in the mercantile business till
about 1820. He then came to Rochester, and was subsequently an exten-
sive contractor on the canal. He had a large contract at Lockport for cut-
ting through the mountain ridge for the canal, and he also kept a store in
the village.

"In 1827, under the new village charter of Rochester, Mr. Child was
chosen a trustee to represent the third ward, and he was reelected in 1830.
In 1834, when the city charter was obtained, the common council elected
Mr. Child mayor. He served, however, but a short time and resigned on
the 23d day of June He was a conscientious advocate of temperance and
not agreeing with the policy of the board in granting licenses, he resigned
that he might not sacrifice his principles or clog the wheels of government
of the new city. In his letter of resignation to the board he said : ' It be-
comes incumbent on me. in my official character, to sign these papers
(licenses) I am constrained to act according to my most solemn convic-
tions of moral duty and estimation of legal right in all cases connected
with the office intrusted to me When I find myself so situated in my offi-
cial station as to be obliged, either on the one hand, to violate these high
obligations, or, on the other, to stand in opposition to the declared wishes
of a large majority of the board, and through them of their constituents—
my valued friends and feliow-citizens— I dare not retain the public station
which exposes me to this unhappy dilemma. I, therefore, now most re-
spectfully resign into your hands the office of mayor of the city of Roches-
ter.' This was nobly done, and we do not care to point to a better index of
the character of Hon. Jonathan Child than this extract from his letter to
the board presents.

"In the later years of the life of Mr. Child he was unfortunate in busi-
ness, and was deprived of all the gains of early life, but he met all his
losses with fortitude, and moved on with the same equanimity of temper
and cheerfulness that characterized him in youth. In this respect he was
indeed a remarkable man, and a model for his fellow-citizens. No man
was more esteemed than the deceased. He had no enemies and was beloved
by all. He was a sincere christian and member of St. Luke's church for
many years, and up to the last hour of consciousness on earth he main-
tained that calmness, serenity and abiding confidence in his faith which the
real christian always possesses.

[Seventh Generation.] Children :

2395. i. Mary Louisa Child, b. Feb. 8, 1819, in. Oct 28, 1841, Washing-
ton Gibbons, Esq.

2396. ii. Nathaniel Rochester Child, b. in Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 20,
1820, m. June 26, 1844, Elizabeth Stone Prince.



AND IILS DESCENDANTS. 320

2397. iii. William Cumming Child, 1». Sept. 8, 1822, d. July 1, 1823.

2398. iv. William Child, b. April 27, 1824, d. Doc. 2, 1824.

2399. v. Emily Child. 1>. .Inly 10, 1825, m. Aug. 13, 1851, Hon. Asher
P. Nichols, comptroller of the State of New York and senator one term in
New York State Legislature. No children. Mr. Nichols d. May 30, 1880.

2400. vi. Sophia Child, b. in Rochester, N. Y, Aug. 20, 1827, d. July 15,
1828.

2401 vii. Jonathan Henry Child, b. in Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 26, 1828.
Mr. Child is a business man in Rochester, N. Y., and was recently editor
of the Geneva Gazette, Geneva, X. Y.

2402. viii. Cornelia Rochester Child, b. Sept. 8, 1832, d. Oct. 3, 1856.

2403. ix. Thomas Coleman CniLD, b. July 25, 1837, d Aug. 17, 1837.

[Seventh Generation.]

2395. i. Mary Louisa Child, eldest child of Maj. Jona-
than and Sophia Eliza Rochester Child, b. Feb. 8, 1819, m.
Oct. 28, 1841, Washington Gibbons, Esq., attorney-at-law
and city recorder in Rochester, N. Y.

[Eighth Generation] Children:

2404. i. Jonathan Child Gibbons, b. in Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1842,
d Maivh 28,1845.

2405. ii. Sophia Rochester Gibbons, b in Rochester, N. Y.

2406. iii. Nathaniel Rochester Gibbons, b. in Rochester, N. Y., June
12, 1847, d. Sept, 6, 1856.

2407. iv. Mary Stafford Gibbons, b. in Rochester, N. Y., May 15, 1851,
d. Dec. 17, 1858.

2408. y. Montgomery Gibbons, b. in Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1854.

2409. vi. Emily Nichols Gibbons, b. in Rochester, N. Y.

[Seventh Generation.]

2396. ii. Nathaniel Rochester Child, second child and
eldest son of Major Jonathan and Sophia Eliza Rochester
Child, b. in Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1820, in. June 26,
1841, Elizabeth Stone Prince, he d. October 8, 1848.

[Eighth Generation.] Children:

2410. i. Anna Cutler Child, b. March 8, 1845, d. 1851.

2411. ii. Nathaniel Rochester Child, b. July 2, 1848, d. October, 1849.

[Sixth Generation. ]

2381. v. Bela Child, fifth child and third son of William
and Mary Heaton Child, b. in Thetford, Yt, Dec. 28, 1786, m.
twice — 1st Feb. 28, 1812, Rosalinda Chapman of Keene, N. H.,
she d. Oct. 3, 1831 ; Mr. Child m. 2d, Feb. 3, 1834, Sally
Belding Page, she d. 1879 ; he d. in Thetford, Yt, July 30,
1866.

[Seventh Generation.] Children:

2412. i. Irene King Child, b. in Thetford, Yt,, July 14, 1813, d. Aug.
30, 1840, unmarried.

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330 BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBTJRY, MASS.

2413. ii. William Heaton Child, b. in Thetford, Vt., Oct. 6, 1814, m.
twice — 1st, Lavina Morey; m. 2d, Jan. 21, 1863, Sarah Jane Howard.

2414. iii. Jonathan Chapman Child, b. in Thetford, Vt.. April 16, 1817,
m 1848, Emily Eliza Roberts.

2415. iv Eleanor Clarinda Child, b Dec. 24, 1818, unmarried.

2416. v. Lucy Ann Child, b. Aug. 23, 1823, unmarried.

[Seventh Generation.]

2413. ii. William Heaton Child, eldest son and second
child of Bela and Rosalinda Chapman Child, b. in Thetford,
Vt., Oct. 6, 1814, m. Mch. 6, 1S39, Lavina Morey, dau. of
Alanson Morey of Thetford, Vt., she d. Jan. 13, 1860; he m.
2d, Sarah Jane Howard, Jan. 21, 1863.

[Eighth Generation.] Children : By first marriage.

2417. i. William Arthur Child, b. Oct. 29, 1843, d. Nov. 22, 1859.

2418. ii. Infant (unchristened), b. Nov. 15, 1848. d. March 25, 1849.

2419. iii. Bela Child, b. May 24, 1852, m. Grace E. Lord May 24, 1879,

and d. July 3, 1879.

By second marriage.

2420. iv. William Child, b. April 10, 1864, d. Sept. 16, 1864.

2421. v. Mary Lucy Child, b. Jan. 27, 1866.

2422. vi. Lizzie Howard Child, b. March 16, 1868.

2423. vii. Jonathan Henry Child, b. Eeb., 1872.
2423«, viii. Emily Alida Child, b. Sept. 29, 1874.

[Seventh Generation.]

2414. iii. Jonathan Chapman Child, third child and
second son of Bela and Rosalinda Chapman Child, b. in Thet-
ford, Vt, April 16, 1817, m. 1848, Emily Eliza Roberts, at
Rochester, K Y.

[Eighth Generation.] Children:

2424. i. George Henky Child.

2425. ii. Anna Gale Child.

2426. iii. Emily Child.

[Sixth Generation.]

2383. vii. Azubah Child, seventh child and third dau. of
William and Mary Heaton Child, b. Jan. 10, 1790, m. Joseph
Kinney; she d. in Thetford, Vt., May 9, 1867.
[Seventh Generation.] Children :

2427. i. Lorenzo Child Kinney, m. Sophia Strong.

2428. ii. Florus Kinney, m. Laura Southworth,

2429. iii. Adino Kinney, m. Sabrah Southworth,

[Seventh Generation.]

2427. i. Lorenzo Child Kinney, eldest child of Azubah
Child and Joseph Kinney, m. Sophia Strong.
[Eighth Generation.] Children:

2430. i. Joseph Child Kinney, m. Louisa Kugg.

2431. ii. Lorenzo Williston Kinney.



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 331

2432. iii. Lucinda Azubah Kinney.

2433. iv. Charles Newtom Kinney, in. Mary Sophia Snow.

2434. v. Harriet Louisa Kinney

2435. vi. Israel Strom; Kixxey. id. Carrie M Preston.

[Eighth Generation.]

2430. i. Joseph Child Kinney, eldest child of Lorenzo
Child Kinney and Sophia Strong, m. Louisa Pugg.
[Ninth Generation.] Children:

2436. i. George Edward Kixxey.

2437. ii. Phixeas Child Kixxey.
2436a. iii. Alice Sophia Kixxey.
2437a. iv. Linda Mabel Kixxey.

[Eighth Generation ]

2433. iv. Charles Newton Kinney, third son and fourth
child of Lorenzo Child and Sophia Strong Kinney, m. Mary
Sophia Snow.
[Ninth Generation.] Children:

2438. i. Gertrude May Kinney.

2439. ii. Jessie Eveline Kinney.

2440. iii. Mabel Southworth Kinney.

[Eighth Generation.]

2435. vi. Israel Strong Kinney, fourth son and sixth
child of Lorenzo Child and Sophia Strong Kinney, m. Carrie
M. Preston.
[Ninth Generation.] Child:

2441. i. Ethel Maud Kinney.

[Seventh Generation.]

2-428. ii. Florus Kinney, second child, and son of Azubah
Child and Joseph Kinney, m. Laura Southworth.
[Eighth Generation.] Children :

2438a. i. Sidney Kinney.

2439a. ii. Niram Kinney.

[Seventh Generation.

2429. iii. Adino Kinney, m. Sabrah Southworth, sister of
Laura Southworth.
[Eighth Generation.] Children:

2440a. i. Fanny Fern Kixxey.

2441a. ii. Lilly Kinney, d. aged 11 months.

[Sixth Generation.]

2384. viii. Persis Child, eighth child and fourth dau. of
William and Mary Heaton Child, b. in Thetford. Vt, Jan. 31,
1792, m. July 5, 1815, Benjamin Maltby. The nephew and
niece of this Benjamin Maltby married children of Cyril Child,



332 BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS.

brother of Mrs. Maltbv. Persis Child Maltbv, d. Jan. 5, 18t>5,

in Thetforil, Vt.

[Seventh Generation.] Children: All died unmarried.

2442. i. Huldah S. Maltby. b. May 7, 1816, d. Nov. 23, 1833.

2443. ii. Mary Child Maltby, b. April 23, 1820, d. Nov. 19, 1845.

2444. iii. William S. Maltby, b. Dee. 20, 1822, disappeared September,
1844, supposed to have been drowned in Ohio river.

2445. iv. Nancy M. Maltby, b. Jan. 20, 1824, d. Sept. 21, 1843.
2446 v. Eber H. Maltby, b. Dec. 21, 1826, d. Oct. 17, 1845.

2447. vi. Ellen S. Maltby, b. May 14, 1828, d. Dec. 4, 1843.

[Sixth Generation.]

2387. xi. Rev. Eber Child, eleventh child and youngest
son of William and Mary Heaton Child, b. in Thetford, Vt ,
July 31, 1798, m. Nancy Tyler, about 1828. Mr. Child
pursued his academic studies in Randolph Academy, Ver-
mont, graduated at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire,
and taught for a season in Groton Academy, Massachusetts.
Studied theology at Andover Theological Seminary, was
licensed and ordained as an evangelist, settled as pastor in
Deering, N. H., afterwards in Calais, Me., and in Byron,
Genesee county, N. Y. A portion of his active life was
spent in promoting the moral reforms of the day. He was
scholarly in his attainments, possessing a good knowledge of
Latin, Greek, Hebrew and French, and had much reputation
as an elocutionist. Personally he possessed warm social qual-
ities, with sincere and earnest piety, and was deservedly influ-
ential among his acquaintances. He died in Fulton, Wis.,
Dec. 15, 1847.

[Seventh Generation.] Children:

2448. i Mary Elizabeth Child, b. April 7, 1829, d. 1847.

2449. ii. William Henry Child, b. Sept, 6, 1830, d. in infancy.

2450. iii Henry Y. Child, b. April 27, 1832, in. Feb. 18, 1858, Angeline
Adams.

2451. iv. Francis Brown Child, b. Feb. 22, 1834, m. Feb., 1878, Fran-
ces M. Cheesbro.

2452. v. Charles Carrol Child, b. Jan. 9, 1836, d. 1848.

2453. vi. Frederick Oberlin Child, b. Dec. 15, 1838, m. 1st, Jan. 1,
1863. Maggie G. Sax; in. 2d, Sept, 19, 1870, Mary Eastman.

2454 vii. Ellen Louisa Child, b. Sept. 14, 1844.

[Seventh Generation.]

2450. iii. Henry Y. Child, third child and second son of
Eev. Eber and Nancy Tyler Child, b. April 27, 1832, m. Feb.
18, 1858, Angeline Adams, dan. of Thomas and Charlotte



AND HIS DESCENDANTS.. 333

Adams, of Jefferson county, Miss.; she was b. June 29, 1837,
at Vicksburg, Miss. Mr. Child d. Nov. 2, 1876. Mrs. Child
resides with her family at Vicksburg, Miss. Mr. Child emi-
grated to the south in early manhood, and established himself
in the mercantile business in Natchez, Miss. His business was
prosperous for many years, until the failure of his health.
He closed his life peacefully after a lingering illness, tenderly
cared for by his devoted family and kind, sympathizing friends.

[Eighth Generation.] Children:
2455 i. Mary Bell Child, b. in Natchez. Miss, Dec. 16, 1858.

2456. ii. Lotta 0. Child, b. in Natchez, Miss., Oct. 14, 1860.

2457. iii. Thomas Eber Child, b. in Natchez, Miss., Jan. 22, 1862.

2458. iv. Brandon Tyler Child, b. at Church Hill. Miss., Oct. 7, 1864,
d. Oct. 14, 1864.

2459. v. Fred. Carrol Child, b. at Natchez, Miss., Nov. 18, 1865.
2460 vi. Annie Buth Child, b. at Natchez. Miss., Jan. 28, 1868.

2461. vii. Alice Jordan Child, b. at Natchez, Miss., April 16, 1870.

2462. viii. Ella Lee Child, b. at Natchez, Miss.. April 16, 1871.

2463. ix. Stella Henrietta Child, b. at Natchez, Miss., March 16,
1873.

2464. x. John Clifton Child, b. at Natchez, Miss., May 7. 1875.

[Seventh Generation.]

2451. iv. Francis Brown Child, fourth child and third
son of Eev. Eber and Nancy Tyler Child, b. Feb. 22, 1834, m.
Feb., 1878, Frances M. .Cheesbro. On the breaking out of the
rebellion Mr. Child enlisted in the 13th Wis. Vol. Kegt. of
Infantry in the Union army, and served three years. He held
the office of first lieutenant in the Quartermaster's Guard. He
is now a farmer in Emerald Grove, Wis.
[Eighth Generation.] Child:

2465. i. Carl Victor Child, b. in Emerald Grove, Wis., May 11, 1879.

[Seventh Generation.]

2453. vi. Frederick Oberlin Child, sixth child and fifth

son of Rev. Eber and Nancy Tyler Child, b. at Dummerston,

Vt, Dec. 15, 1837; m. twice— 1st, Jan. 1, 1863, Maggie G.

Sax of Lima, Rock county, Wis.; 2d, Sept. 19, 1870, Mary

Eastman of Benton Harbor, Mich., dau. of Amos and Sophro-

nia Eastman.

[Eighth Generation.] Children: By first marriage.

2466. i. Charles Fremont Child, b. at La Prairie, Wis.

By second marriage.

2467. ii. Luella Mary Child, b. at Bradford, Wis., Feb. 2, 1872.

2468. iii. Maggie Child, b. at La Prairie, Wis., Sept. 2, 1875.



334 BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS.

2469. iv. Henry Y. Child, b. at La Prairie, Wis., Oct, 11, 1876.

2470. v. Ruthie Sophronia Child, b. at La Prairie, Wis., July 10. 1879.

[Fifth Generation.]

2372. v. Lucy Child, fifth child and second dan. of
Col. Jonathan and Dinah Bacon Child, b. in Woodstock, Ct,
Aug. 24, 1763, m. Dr. Israel Newton. They had seven children ;
no record is obtained of any except Persis.
[Sixth Generation.] Child:

2471. i. Persis Newton, m. Ebenezer Boardman.

[Sixth Generation.]

2471. i. Persis Newton, m. Ebenezer Boardman ; had
three children, record only of Maria.
[Seventh Generation.] Child:

2472. i. Maria Boardman, in. John Loveland of Norwich, Vt,

[Eighth Generation.] Children:

2473. i Mary Loveland.

2474. ii. Lizzie Loveland.

[Fifth Generation.]

2378. xi. Polly Child, eleventh child and seventh dau.
of Col. Jonathan and Dinah Bacon Child, b. in Woodstock,
Ct., Dec 15, 1769, m. Rev. Asa Burton, D. D.
[Sixth Generation.] Children:

2475. i. Mercy Burton, m. Presbury West.

2476. ii. , (daughter) m. Skinner.

2477. iii. , (daughter) m. Lucius Gary of Galesburg, 111. They had

one daughter, Lizzie Gary. They are now living at Galesburg, 111.

[Sixth Generation.]

2475. i. Mercy Burton, eldest child of Polly Child and
Pev. Asa Burton, D. D., m. Presbury West; reside in Lancas-
ter, N. H.

[Seventh Generation.] Children:

2476a. i. Presbury West, Jr., m. .

2477a. ii. Asa Burton West, m. and had four children.



CHAPTER V.



PENUEL CHILD.



In few words we would call the especial attention of the
reader to the founders of this branch of the Child family. As
the homes in Connecticut and Massachusetts filled rapidly by
the large number of children, (a fashion of that date not wholly
dropped by the name even now, though not universal as of
yore,) the sons and daughters went out to brave the perils and
test the joys of pioneer life, as their grand-parents had done
in coming to America. Indeed, we can but feel that just the
kind of energy, fortitude, and unconquerableness which char-
acterized those early Puritans, was an absolute necessity to en-
able them to attempt obtaining a livelihood from the Granite
Hills. Nor can we doubt that the prophetic words of the
Psalmist, and of Isaiah and Joel, were their strong staff : in-
deed, we can almost hear the sweet- voiced women reading
those comfortable words. "I will lift up mine eyes unto the
hills, from whence cometh my help." •'For ye shall go out
with joy, and be led forth with peace : the mountains and the
hills shall break forth before you into singing." When the
crops were like to fail did they not gain courage from these
further words: "And it shall come to pass in that day that
the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall
flow with milk." Nor can we marvel that looking upon the
bent frames and toil-worn hands which had wrung by the
hardest "sweat of the brow "'the small farms from amid the
rocks, that later generations should joyously turn them to the
luxuriant prairies and oak-openings of the Western States.
("Third Generation.]

•23. ix. Capt. Pexuel Child, sixth son and ninth child of
Capt. Benjamin and Grace Morris Child, b. in Koxbury, Mass.,
Sept. 3, 1699, m. March 7, 1724, Dorothy Dwight, dau. of
Rev. Josiah and Mary Partridge Dwight of Woodstock, Ct.
Rev. Josiah Dwight, father of Mrs. Penuel Child, was in the
third generation from his earliest American ancestor, John
Dwight, who came to the Massachusetts colony, in 1634 or 5,



336 BENJAMIN CHILD OF KOXBURY, MASS.

with his family then consisting of a wife and three children,
one of whom was Capt. Timothy Dwight, the father of Kev.
Josiah Dwight. Capt. Timothy Dwight married Anna Flint
Dwight, daughter of Kev. Henry Dwight of Braintree, Mass.
Rev. Josiah Dwight married Mary Partridge, daughter of Col.
Samuel Partridge, of Hadley, Mass. Rev. Mr. Dwight wa"s
the first pastor of the Congregational church of Woodstock, Ct.,
(then New Roxbury), being settled there in the summer of
1690. Rev. Mr. Dwight was a man of strong will, persever-
ance, and real piety. We sketch thus specifically the parent-
age of Mrs. Child that test may be made of the proverb that
" like begets like." Most honorable, and strictly religious,
fervent and patriotic, w T ere the ancestors of Mrs. Child. We
claim no less for the projenitors of Mr. Penuel Child, the
reader must be jury after the perusal of the record which will
be as fall and correct a portrayal of the descendants as it has
been possible to obtain. It should be observed that Mrs. Child
is one remove farther from her emigrating ancestor than her
husband. We call attention to this fact that those possessing
the most admirable "Genealogy of the Dwight Family," prepar-
ed by Rev. Prof. Dwight, D. D., LL.D., of Clinton, NY., may not
imagine an error. In this work Mr. Child of course takes the
lead, and in the other Mrs. Child follows her parents. Captain
and Mrs. Penuel Child resided in Thompson, Ct. From Mr.
Dwight 1 s Genealogy we quote what he there writes of Captain
Penuel Child : " He joined the church at Thompson at its or-
ganization in 1730, and was appointed, as the records state,
'quorister for us in the public worship.' The gift of song
was almost universal in the Child name, though none have
been especially distinguished in the musical profession. Some
ten children w r ere given to Mr. and Mrs. Child, but Capt. Child
did not live to see many of them entering upon their own in-
dependent careers ; he died October 24, 1760. His widow,
Mrs. Dorothy Dwight Child married on November 24, 1761,
Robert Goddard of Sutton, Mass.
[Fourth Generation.] Children :

2478. i. Josiah Child, b. March 6, 1725, in. twice— 1st, Feb. 6. 1745,
Sarah Green of Thompson, Ct. ; m. 2d, 1763, Sarah Adams of Killingly, Ct.

2479. ii. Martha Child, b. Aug. 18, 1726, m. Jan. 31, 1754, Isaac Whit-
more of Thompson, Ct.

2480. iii. Eunice Child, b. Oct. 7, 1728, m. March 19, 1749, Seth Hib-
bert of Thompson, Ct.



AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 337

2481. iv. Lois Child, b. April 26, 1730, d. unmarried.

2482. v. Timothy Child, hap. Dec. 19, 1731.

2483. vi. Richard Child, bap. March 11, 1733, m. Feb. 1. 1759, Abigail
Green.

2484. vii. Silence Child, hap. June 8. 1735, d. Nov. 5, 1840.

2485. viii. Eleazer Child, hap. Oct. 2, 1737.
2480. ix Grace Child, hap. Aug. 12, 1739.

2487. x. Dorothy Child, hap. May 28, 1742.

[Fourth Generation.]

2378. i. Josiah Child, eldest son and child of Capt. Penuel
and Dorothy Dwight Child, b. in Thompson, Ct., March 6,
1725. Mr. Josiah Child was married twice — 1st, Feb. 6, 1745,
Miss Sarah Green of Thompson, Ct, a dau. of Capt. Henry
and Judith Guile Green, b. Sept. 21, 1696 ; m. 2d, Sept. 1, 1763,
Sarah Adams of Killingly, Ct. Mr. Josiah Child, like his
father, was a tiller of the soil — one of the staid, substantial
people who have given the old " Nutmeg State " its wide-
spread repute for shrewd steadiness.
[Fifth Generation.] Children:

2488. i. Benjamin Child.

2489. ii. Silence Child, hap. Jan. 10, 1747. d. Nov. 14, 1751.

2490. iii. Zeruiah (Gervish?) Child, hap. March 18, 1750, d. Dec. 0,
1754.

2491. iv. William Child, hap. Nov. 1, 1752.

2492. v. Silence Child. 2d., hap. Nov. 10, 1754, m. July 7, 1780, John
Blackman of Woodstock, Ct.

2493. vi. Penuel Child, b.Feb 22, 1757, m.aht. 1782, Sarah Woodward.

2494. vii. Jddah Child, hap. March 14, 1758.
2495 viii. Martha Child, hap. Jan. 14, 1760.

2496. ix. Dwight Child, b. about 1762.

2497. x. Jesse Child, b. about 1764.

2498. xi. Theodoke Child, 1 b. about 1766.

2499. xii. Michael Child, h. about 1768.

[Fifth Generation.]

2493. vi. Penuel Child, fourth son and sixth child of
Josiah and Sarah Green Child, b. Feb. 22, 1757, m. about 1782
Sarah Woodward, who was b. Oct. 22, 1761. Mr. Penuel
Child removed with his father to Sand Lake, (now East
Poestenkill,) Kensselaer county, N. Y., "in the year of the cold
summer," said to have been the year 1816. Here Mr. Child
reared a large family, and here he died Jan. 16, 1813. Mrs.
Sarah W. Child died Dec. 24, 1843.

1 The record of Theodore Child's family we hope to receive in season for
the appendix.



338 BENJAMIN CHILD OF ROXBURY, MASS.

[Sixth Generation.] Children:

2500. i. Lucinda Child, b. Oct. 17, 1783, m. John Amidon.

2501. ii. William Child, b. June 17, 1785, m. 1st, Dec. 25, 1809, Zulraa
Clark; m. 2d, 1833, Sarah Whiting.

2502. iii. Matilda Child, b. Nov. 7, 1787, m. about 1807, Joseph
Amidon.

2503. iv. Dolly Child, b. June 23, 1789, in. Otis Gould. 1



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