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and his remains were buried privately and without the ceremony
of a public funeral. Whatever his Vaults may have been, he
deserves to be remembered as one of the earliest and most in-
fluential settlers of eastern Vermont.

Of the strong and unnatural customs that sometimes prevail
m communities that have no definite ideas of law, a most singu-
lar one occurred in the case of Thomas Chandler, Sen. Accord-
ing to the ideas of the period in that vicinity, if the friends of a
person dying in prison carried his remains beyond the boundaries
of the jail-yard, they were regarded as accomplices in an
"escape," and were supposed to be liable to satisfy the judg-
ment by virtue of which he was confined. Another foolish
notion led people to imagine that any one who should bury the
body of an imprisoned debtor would thereby become executor
in his own wrong, and as an intermeddler with the estate of the
debtor„and liable to discharge the debtor's obligations. Jud^e
Chandler died in prison in Westminster, on 'the 20th June
17*5, although the Legislature on the 16th of the same month
had passed an act for his liberation on certain conditions. How
to give Christian burial to the remains of the Judge and yet
avoid the responsibility of answering for his defaults, was a
serious question. For a custom once prevailed of holding even
the dead body of a debtor liable to arrest, as was the case in
the town of Dummerston, where the dead body was arrested on
its way to the grave, and detained until some of the friends
" backed the writ," and thus became surety for the debtor's ap-
pearance at court. The case of poor Sheridan, arrested in the
agonies of death, is not quite so horrible. The corpse of Judge
Chandler remained in the cell in jail for several days, until it had
become so offensive as to endanger the health of the prisoners
when Nathan Fisk, the jailor, suggested what was quickly put
in practice. On measuring the jail liberties, he found that by
stretching the chain he could include within them a portion of a
neighboring cemetery. A grave was then commenced just out-
side the graveyard fence, and just within the jail-yard limits.
As the excavation advanced, it was directed under the fence
obliquely until a sufficient depth and obliquity had been obtain-
ed. These preparations having been completed, the jailor, in
company with a few individuals, entered in the silence of mid-
night the cell where the putrescent mas- was Jyinir, placed it in
a rough box-like coffin, drew it to the spot selected for inter-
ment, and consigned to its last resting-place all that remained
of the once noted Thomas Chandler. Thus was he buried with-
in the jail limits, and yet, by a very pardonable evasion of law,
beneath the consecrated soil of "old Westminster church-



The children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Elliot) Chandler
were :

331- i. Lucy, b. " Sept. 13, 1733, Thursday, 3 o'clock, afternoon ;
New Style, 29 Sept. ; bapt. in Woodstock, 23 Sept. 1733.
Sue departed this life 28 day of August, 1773," iu Wal-
pole, N. H. ; num.

332. ii. John, b. '-March the 4th, 1736, Friday uight, about 12

o'clock ; New Style 15 March, at Woodstock ;" in. first,
4 May, 1758, 'Esther Painter; m. second, Olive Archer;
m. third, "Oct. y e 3, 1702. Then personally came be-
fore me the subscriber at my dwelling house iu Chester,
John Chandler and Anna Tarbell, Both of Chester, and
said Join Chandler Did then and there say the following
words (viz.) 1 take this Woman to be my wedded wife,
and the said Anna Tarbell said Likewise 1 take this man
to be my wedded Husband, but neither of them took
either by the baud.

Attest David Heald, Jus. Peace."

333. in. Tho.uas, Jr., " Sept' 23, 1740, Sabbath Day about ye Sun

Down N. S. at Woodstock Born ;" m. 21 July, 1703,"
Sarah Lord.

334. iv. Elizabeth, b. "Jan. 17, 1744: 5 friday about 1 of ye

clock in ye morning at Woodstock N. S. 28 January ;" m.
11 Feb. 17GG, Timothy Oleott, of Chester, Vt.

335. v. Charles. " Their fifth and Last child Named Charles,

Born Thursday August 2b !h 174G, five o'clock in ye after-
noon at Woods Lock. Died January 4 th 174(3-7 O. S. and
N. S. 15 th of the same Ten minutes before Three oclock at
Night." The above quotations are from the records.


JOSEPH* r<H VNDLER (Joseph, 3 John? Will/una 1 ) and
Elizabeth 1 Sumner, Pomfret, Conn. She was b. 80 June, 170!) ;
d. 22 Jan. 1797, in Pomfret ; dau. of George 3 Sumner, 1>. 9
Feb. lbbb, d. 1733, m. Ann Tucker, b. 2b Feb. 1(573, dau. of
Benj. Tucker by his wife Anne, dau. of Edward Payson. of
Dorchester, gr.-dau. of Robert Tucker from England, DJ35,
settled on Brush Hill, Milton, Mass., died lbs 2, "aged SO, of
Roxbury, who d. "in ye 7!> th }'ear of her age," and resided in
Pomfret, Conn. ; gr. daughter of George 2 Sumner, b. in Eng.
14 Feb. lb-34, lived on Brush Hill, Milton, Mass., m. 7 Nov.
I»">b2, Mary Baker, dau. of Edward Baker, of Lynn, Mass. ; gr.
gr. dau. of William 1 Sumner, Jr., the ancestor of this Simmer '
family in America, b. in Eng. about 1C05, settled at Dorches-
ter, Muss., "freeman" 1(537. This name was probably Som-
moner, from his office of summoning parties into court. The
Sumner coat of arms : " The shield is. covered with Ermines, 2


Chevronels or. And the Crest is, A Lion's head erased. Er-
mines, langued Gules and ducally gorged or." Motto — " In
medio tuttissimus ibis."

Joseph Chandler lived in Pomfret, on a part of the "114 acres
on the iia.~huina<juett Line," about one hundred rods south of
his father's house. His farm he enlarged to one hundred acres.
He was a saddler by occupation. His original one-story house
he enlarged at each end by an addition of one story on the east,
and of two stories on the west, with its diamond panes of glass,
leaded in the windows, all painted red. This house and the
more modern one, the third house built on the original hearth-
spot of his father, have recently been rebuilt in imagination by
his gr. grandson, William II. Chandler, Esq., of Thompson,
Conn., and most happily delineated on canvas by Mr. James
Jones Sawyer, of Woodstock, Conn.

Mr. Joseph Chandler was chosen collector, 1751. His
leathern wallet, still in existence, bears in prominent raised let-
ters, " Joseph Chandler, Pomfret, 1737."

Re. d. 4 July, 17S0, a. 70, and was buried in the cemetery
by Wappaquians Brook.

June 10, 1756, Josiah Chandler and Joseph Chandler were
voted in members of " The United Society English Library
for the Propagation of Christian and Useful Knowledge," estab-
lished Sept. 5, 1739, at Pomfret, and composed of members re-
siding in Woodstock, Pomfret, Mortlake, Killingly, and the
west part of Thompson parish.

It was voted that the Library be sold on the 6th of Jan. 1705,
at vendue. But the library-case and part of the books remain-
ed, 1866, at the house of Judge D. Hunt, in Pomfret. At its
commencement Judge John Chandler, of Woodstock, sub-
scribed towards it £20 ; and William Chandler, of Thompson
Parish, £15.

The children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Sumner) Chaivdlek
were :

336. i. John, b. 4 Jan. 1736 ; m. 20 Oct. 1763, Mary Chandler, of

Thompson Parish.

337. n. Setii. b. 8 May, 1738; in. 5 June, 1760, Eunice Durkee,

both of Pomfret.

338. in. Elizabeth, b. 29 May, 1712; m. 21 Jan, 1787, Elijah

Dana, of Pomfret. She was his second wife. She left no
issue. [See 342.]

339. iv. Joseph, b. 30 Aug. 1745 ; in. 4 Eeb. 1777, Olive Backus, of


340. v. Abigail, b. 22 Nov. 1747; m. 20 Sept. 1770, Elijah

Williams, of Pomfret.


DAVID 4 CHANDLER (Joseph, 3 John? WUUam 1 ) and
Mary Allen, Pomfret, Conn. She was b. <s Aug. 1715 ; d. 2 Nov.
1800, a. SO; dan. of David and Hannah Allen, of Abington.
He lived west of the street in Pomfret about one mile, on, land
taken up by his father in the allotment of land by the Proprie-
tors. The original lot was 110 acres. In 1749 he took the
oath of " Fidelity " in Pomfret. David Chandler and Mary his
wife made confession before the Church, Jan. 1771. [Chh.

He sold, 10 Aug. 1701, to Isaac Dana, of Pomfret, "my
share in the Township of Pomfret, Vt." " Signed in Presenee
of David Williams, David Chandler, Junr."

He was chosen lister, 1757, and titliingman, 1770.

He was blind before he died, his death taking place 2 Dec.
1790, in his 85th year.

The children of David and Mary (Allen) Chandler were :

311. i. Elijah, b. 3 May, 1737; m. 13 Feb. 1709, Sarah Frizzel,
of Woodstock.

342. ii. Mary, b. 14 Nov. 1738; m. 7 July, 1763, Dea. Elijah

Dana, of Pomfret.

343. in. Sarah, b. 26 April, 1740 ; m. 4 Sept. 1766, Stephen Griggs,

of Pomfret, Conn.

344. iv. Mehitabee, b. 14 June, O. S. 1742; m. 4 May, 1767,

Ephraim Tucker, 3d, of Pomfret.

345. v. David, Jr., b. 7 March, 1743-4; m. Mary Parks, of

Thompson, Conn.

346. vi. Hannah, b. 18 June, 1745; m. 9 Dec. 1773, Isaac Parks,

of Thompson, Conn.

347. vii. Daniel, b. 29 March, 1748; m. 12 Jan. 1779, Mary Gal-


348. viii. Lemuel, b. 6 March, 1750; d. 19 Oct. 1754.

349. ix. Barnabas, b. 2 Feb. 1752; d. 6 Oct. 1756.

350. x. Silas, b. 2 Feb. 1752; m. first, 1774, Grace Fascit, of

Brooklyn ; m. second, 1820, Jemima Johnson, of Wood-

351. xi. STEriiEX, b. 16 Feb. 1754; d. 15 Oct. 1756.

352. xn. Chloe, b. 5 Jan. 1756; d. 8 Oct. 1756.


SUSAXXAH 4 CHAXDLEP (Joseph? John? William 1 ) and
William 4 Sabin, b. 27 Dec. 1709; m. in Pomfret, Conn. Fie
d. 12 Aug. 1790, in his 82d year, and was buried by the
Wappaquians brook. Son of Benjamin 3 Sabin, b. 1073, and
Elizabeth Davis, Pomfret, Conn., gr.-son of Benjamin 2 Sabin,


b. 1(340, Woodstock, Conn., and Sarah Polly, and gr.-gr.-son
of William 1 Sabin and Martha Allen, Rehoboth, 1643.

He was a farmer, and resided on the east side of the road
from Pomfret to Woodstock, about half a mile south of the line.

She d. 26 April, 1801, in her 89th year.

The children of Susanna and William Sarin were:

i. Mehitable 9 Sabin, b. 10 April, 173G.
ii. Zertiah 2 Sabin, b. 21) July, 1738.

iii. William" 3 Sabin, Jr. b. 20 April, 1741 ; d. 15 Nov. 1814, in
Pomfret, a. 73. He was a blacksmith, and had his shop
about eight rods south of the North school-house in Pomfret.
His house was opposite, a little south. He was a soldier of
the Revolutionary war, and was at New Haven, Conn., 13
Sept. 177'), on his march to West Chester. N. Y., in Capt. C.

Clark's company. He was deacon of , chosen 4

June, 17'.>5; m. first, "Feb. ye "27, 1708," to Elizabeth
Skinner, by Rev. Stephen Williams. She d. 1708, in her
54th year. She was dau. of Abraham Skinner, of West
Woodstock, Conn. He m. second, 31 March, 1700, Irena
Welch, of Windham, Conn. She was received into the
church at Pomfret from the church at Windham, in 1810.

Matilda D. Sabin, b. 3 March, 17f,7; d. 22 June, 184G, at Belch.'rtown,
Mass., and buried at Pomfret; m. 21 Feb. 1795, Rev. Solomon
Spalding, b. 20 Feb. 17.61; d. 10 Sept. 1810; a graduate of Dart.
Col. He was son of Lieut. Josiah Spalding, of Pomfret, a revolu-
tionary soldier. Rev. S. Spalding removed from Cherry Valley to
New Salem, Ohio, in 1809. He died in 1816. He wrote the Mormon
manuscript in 1812, but the Bible was printed In 183(1, while teach-
ing school after his voice failed him, a romantic account of the
Wanderings of the Children of Israel across r.ehring's Straits to
this country. He called his story "The Manuscript Found.'* From
this manuscript, borrowed of the widow after Mr. Spalding's
death, Joseph Smith got all the inspiration he ever had to make up
"The Mormon Bible."

Mrs. Matilda Sabin Spaldius m. second, Mr. Davison.

iv. Esther- Sabin, b. in Pomfret, 21 Sept. 1743.
v. Barnabas* 2 Sarin, b. in Pomfret, 13 July, 1745.
vi. Susanna 9 Sabin, b. in Pomfret, 11 Sept. 1747 : d. 10 Feb. 1748.
vii. Joseph 2 Sabin, b. in Pomfret, 1 Jan. 1740 ; d. 10 Feb. 1803, in
his 55th year, in Pomfret. Capt. Joseph- Sabin was a fanner
on the homestead. The farm is owned by Lucius Chandler,
but the house is gone; m. 2 Feb. 1775, Mary Sabin.

" Mrs. Mary Sabin Consort of Capt. Joseph Sabin, died

Dec. 24 th , 1802, in the 50 year of her age." Seven children.

viii. Susanna- Sabin, 2d,- b. in Pomfret, 1 March, 1752; d. 20 Jan.


ix. John Sabin, b. 5 March, 1757 ; d. 22 April, 1777, in the " 21 st

year of his age."


DOROTHY 1 CHANDLER {Jmeph? John? William 1 ) and


John 4 Mason, Ashford, Conn. He was b. in Woodstock, 25
March, 1714. A slab lying on the around (as most of the
other gravestones -do in that yard), behind the meeting-house
in Ashford, says of him: ''Here lyes ye body of Mr. John
Mason, Husband to Mrs. Dorothy Mason, who died March ye
11, 1757, in ye 43 year of his age."

He was son of Robert 3 Mason, of Woodstock and Ashford.
by his wife Hannah (Holmes), and grandson of Robert 9 Mason.
of Roxbnry, Mass., by his wife Elizabeth 3 Chandler, dau. of
Dea. John- Chandler, of Woodstock, by his wife Elizabeth
Doug-las. [See 30.]

Mr. John 4 Mason lived on part of his father's land in Ash-
ford. His house stood where Dr. Joseph Palmer afterwards

After his death Mrs. Dorothy Mason married, second, ll>
Nov. 1762, Jonathan Curtis, of Ashford, and had by him one
son. She d. 20 May, 1778, in Hanover, X. IL, in the 56th
year of her age, and Mr. Curtis married second, 12 Jan. 1775,
Mary Deshon.

The children of Dorothy and John Mason were :

i. Alice 5 Mason, b. in Ashford. 28 Jan. 1744.
ii. Eunice 5 Mason, b. in Ashford, 10 Fob. 1746; d. in the winter

' of 17G9, of dropsy,
iii. John 5 Mason, b. in Ashford, 3 Jan. 1748. He was a farmer
about one mile north of his father's in Ashford, between two
roads ; no one lives there. He went in his old age to his
sou's in Saffield. Married 21 Oct. 1778, Sybil King. Six
iv. Stephen 5 Mason, b. in Ashford, 5 Oct. 1750.
v. Mary 5 Mason, b. 15 May, 1752; on a gray stone 1^ by 2 ft.,
lying flat on the ground in the graveyard behind the meeting-
house in Ashford, there remains legible: '-Of Mary Dau ter
of Mr. John and Mrs. Dorothy Mason who di d Sept. 17 [h
1754 in ye 3 d year of Her Age."
vi. u A Child, b. 9 Sept. 1751, died ye same day."
vii. Robert 5 Mason, b. in Ashford, 12 Nov. 1755 ; d. 21 July, 1837 ;
settled in Hanover, N. H. He was in Capt. Clapp's company
under Col. Cilley, in the Revolutionary war; m. first, 20 Sept.
1787, Judith Wright. She d. leaving two children; m.
. second, 2G Oct. 1793, Ilitty Ingraham ; m. third, 20 Nov.
1821, Mrs. Betsey Hovey. Four children.

His son Julius J. Mason, b. 14 Aug. 1821; m. second, 20 Aug. 1850,
Lydia Chandler. [See 3287.]

viii. Ebf.nezer 5 Mason, b. in Ashford. Conn., 20 April, 17G4,
" bapt. 3 .June, 17G4, by Stephen Holmes of Seabrook."
[Ashford Chh. Rcc]
ix. Ebissezkr Cruris, b. 20 April, 1704.



flEPZIBAH 4 CHANDLER (Joseph* John* William 1 ) and
Brian! 2 Brown, Thompson, Conn. Hod. 17<S4 : son of Nathan-
iel 1 Brown, by h\,< wife O'Briant; of Thompson.

The children of He?ziraii and Bra ant Brown were :

i. Jesse 3 Brows, b. 17 July, 1711 ; d. 18 -Inly. 1818, in Thomp-
son; farmer in that part of Thompson, now Putnam, Conn. ;
m. 29 June. 1775. Experience Mercy Hcwes, who was 1). 21
June, 1750; d. 29 Oct. 1818; dan. of Jonas. Hewes, of

Thompson. Ten children.

His son Charles Brown, b. 21 Oct. 1781). He is a, farmer one mile east
of Thompson Centre, dea. of Congregational Church there: writer
of verses: m. first. 8 Feb. 1810, Harriet Gleason, who was b. April,
1 7'.»7 ; (1. 1J Sept. 1827; dau. of John Gleason, of Thompson; m.
second, 18 .Tan. 1837, Mary Chandler, who was b. 13 March, 1804:
dau. of Lieut Winthrop and Mary (Morse) Chandler. [See 1714.]

ii. Mary 3 Brown, birth recorded in Kiilmgly, 4 Aug. 1743; m.
Alpheus Russell.

iii. Briant 3 Brown, .^v. b. in Ashford. 7 Feb. 1715; d. in Windsor,
V't. ; justice of the peace ; m. Molly Dunbar. Five children.

iv. Deborah 3 Brows, b. in Killingly, 9 Feb. 1747; d. 24 July,
1831, a. 84 yrs. 5 m. 4 days; buried by the Charabunaguna-

.. maug Pond, in the Robinson graveyard. She was a smart

driving business woman, spun and wove and bleached for
her neighbors; m. July, 1767, Eliakim 4 Robinson, who was
b. 24 Oct. 1745; d. 15 Sept. 1832, a. 8G yrs. 10 m. 11 days;
son of Silas 3 Robinson, b. at Needham, Mass., 9 Nov. 1721 ;
m. 3 March, 1713, Susanna Moore, of Oxford, who was 15
years old when married; grandson of George 9 Robinson, Jr.,
of Needham, who administered on the Estate of his father,
George 1 Robinson, in 1720. This George 2 Robinson, Jr.,
bought in 171!b of William Dudley, land on the west shore of
the Chaubunagunamaug Pond, in w'mt is now Webster,
Mass., and settled on it in 1722. iir. Eliakim Robinson
learned the tailor's trade and went from lionse to house tailor-
ing and lived about one mile south-east of where the railroad
station was built at Webster. He began the making of buck-
skin mittens. Nine children.
* v. Joseph 3 Brown, 1). in Killingly, 3 March, 1749 ; farmer on
homestead, in what is now Putnam, Conn., about two miles
east of the depot of the railroad ; m. 3 March, 1774, Elizabeth
Gary, of Pomfret, sister of Nathan Gary. Four children.

vi. Peter 3 Brown, b. at Killingly, 24 March, 1751.

vii. Solomon 3 Brown ; d. young.
viii. Cxiloe 3 Brown ; d. young.

ix. Peter 3 Brown, b. 4 May, 1757.

x. Chi.oe 3 BrOwn, 2d. b. at Killingly 44 ye 20 May. 1759;"' m.
Solomon Wakefield, who was 1). 22 April, 1754; d. at Royal-
stou. Mass., and body was entombed in Dudley, near Webster,
Mass. Son of William Wakefield.


In 1798 a Baptist church was formed in what is now Webster, and
Mr. Solomon .Wakefield was ordained to the work of the gospel
ministry — not, however, as pastor, yet with the understanding that
he would labor with the church in word and doctrine. He was a
member of the Kapfist church iu Thompson, Conn., and from the
fact that he received ordination in the Robinson neighborhood, two
iniies east of the old meeting-house, it would seem that he was
licensed to preach by that church.

Elder Solomon Wakefield was one of five brothers, who all settled
between the present railroad station ami the East Village, in Webster.
He owned the land where the South Village now is located, ami he
lived there. He is spoken of by the few win; remember his ministry,
as a godly man and an acceptable preacher iu his day. He was
zealous and earnest in his manner of speaking. He believed and
taught that ministers should receive no compensation for their
services, not even so much as a present. He held ami preached
Arminian views of doctrine. The more strictly Calvinistic portion of
his church took exception to this, and would, not unfrequently. when
opportunity was given at the close of the sermon, as was then the
custom, express in warm , terms their dissent from the doctrine
preached from the pulpit. Eight children,
xi. fioLOJio-N^ Brown; d. o Dec. 1850, a. 89 ; in. ; farmer at Hart-
land, Vt.



JOSIAH 4 CHANDLEE (Joseph? John? William') and
Freelove Carpenter, Barre, Mass.

She was from Pomfret, b. 28 March, 1728 ; d. 5 Sept. 1758,
in childbed, thirteen days after the birth of her son Nathan, 2d.
She was dan. of Nathan Carpenter by his wife Patience.

Josiah Chandler in. second, Lydia Rieharc "son, who was born
in Woodstock ; d. in Barre, 2 May, 1776, in her 42d year,
nineteen days after the birth of her twin daughters, one of
whom survived only half an hour, and the other, Submit, lived
only seven days after her mother. He m. third, Alary Blanchard,
of Leicester, Mass., who died 25 Jan. 171)0, in her 50th year.
He resided south side of the river in Barre ; had been a soldier
in the Revolutionary war.

Mr. Josiah Chandler removed from Ashford, Conn., to Barre,
then Rutland District, Mass., 2 May, 1753. He considered
himself blessed, and in his last days made happy by the help,
kindness and consideration of his daughters, with whom he
spent his last days in Rochester, Vt., where he died, 12 Dec.
1798, in his 75th year, alone in a sleigh, going home with a
load of grain, and he was buried in the interval just south of
Rochester V illage, but no stone marks his grave.



The children of Josiah and Fkeelove (Carpenter) Chand-
ler were :

353. i. Nathan, b. in Ashford, Conn., 1(1 Nov. 1748; d. 17 Dec.


354. ii. Hannah, b. "23 July, 1751 ; m. 20 July, 1769, Ebenezer


355. in. Stephen, b. 23 Aug. 1753, New Style; in. first, 23 May,

1782, Meribah Nye, " both of Hardwich ; " m. second,
in Randolph. 25 Dec. 1813, Catharine Sampson.
350. iv. Nathan, b. in Barre, 23 Aug. 1758 ; m. 22 Feb. 1787,
Lucy Wing.
I>y second wife :

357. v. Infant son, b. 20 Sept. 1703 ; d. in its birth.

358. vi. John, b. 7 Oct. 1704, "Sabbath day;" d. 25 July, 1782,

a. 18 years.
35 { J. vn. Infant son.

300. viii. Chloe, b. 2 May, 1707, Saturday; in. 5 Jan. 1707,

Jeremiah Stockwell.

301. ix. Lyoia, b. 25 July. 1769; bapt. 30 July, 1769; m. 5 Feb.

1703, Nathaniel Wing.

302. x. Maky, b. 22 Oct. 1771 ; bapt. 27 Oct. 1771.

303. xi. Josiah Cotton, b. 22 May, 1774, Sabbath day; bapt. 20

May, 1774; in. first, 24 Nov. 17*00, Olive Fay; in.
second, 2 June, 1840, Abigail Mauley.

304. xii. Infant daughter, b. 17 April, 1770 ; d. in half an hour.
305. 'xiii. Si'iiMiT, b. 17 April, 1770; bapt. 4 May, 1770; d. May,



EUNICE 1 CHANDLER (Joseph, 3 John, 2 William 1 ) and
Josiah 1 Burlingame, Jr.. East Greenwich, R. I.

He was 1). 1750; d. 11 Aug. 1775; was a wheelwright by
trade. He and David Bucklin " went up to Pomfret to do a
job of work.*' What the job was, tradition does not say, but
the records say that he married Eunice Chandler there, and
that "Caleb/' the "eldest sou," "was born in Pomphret."
They lived in East Greenwich, on Main Street. The name was
and is pronounced " Burlnum," by " the old folks." He was,
many years before his death, much afflicted with tits.

She was said to have been " a veiy bright little woman."
She was a member of the old " Six-Principle Baptist" church
in East Greenwich, and her beautiful ehirography shows she
was much in the habit of writing upon, and that her mind was
deeply imbued with, religious feelings. Her remains repose in
the Baptist church-yard. She was a maker of wigs, having
served her apprenticeship after she was married. She d. 18
Nov. 1701), in her 43d year.


The births of their three children are recorded in East
Greenwich, R. I., as follows:

i. " Caleb Burllinggame, the Eldest Son of Josiah Burilinggarne,
Junr. was Born of ye body of Eunice hi^ wife and was Bora
in Pomphret, In the Colony of Connetticut June .ye 2P 1 1750
in ye fore part of ye Day. Recorded iu East Greenwich for
ye County of Kent, June ye l\)' h 1752.

P r G. Pierce, Town Clerk."
He was not married ; was a seaman, and was drowned 7
June, 1773, in Port Tobacco, Maryland, and buried there, in
the 24th year of his age.

ii. "ChAxdler 2 BuRLLrNGGAME, the Second Son of Josiah Burlling-
game Junr. and Born of body of Eunice his wife, was Born
In East Greenwich, In ye County of Kent &c. On Monday
the 3U th Day of March, 1752 In the fore part of s d Day." lie
m. 26 March. 1777. Sarah Hinshaw, dan. of Samuel, of East
Greenwich. Their two children. Josiah and Henry, died quite
youug. He was a sailor, and his last voyage was from Provi-
dence to Turks Island, where the vessel capsized and he was

iii. '• Se^AiN-SAH- Bikllinooamk, the Eldest Daughter of Josiah
Burllinggame. Junr. and Born of ye body of Eunice his wife
in East Greenwich July ye l ( .» th 1751, and on the Sixth Day of
the Week about five of ye Clock in the morning." He d. 29
Jau. 18-17. in his 73d year, in East Greenwich ; m. 6 Nov.
1776, Ezra Simmons, son of Bial, of Swanzey, li. I., b. 30
March, 1750, d. in East Greenwich, 2 Oct. 1838. He was a
hatter, on south end of Main Street, East Greenwich, R. I.,
uuder the firm of " Ezra Simmons & Sons," Caleb, John and
Chandler. She had eleven children, only one of whom was
married, and that was John ; and now, 1861, only one descend-
ant of Eunice Chandler is left, and she, Lydia Simmons, was
b. 28 Oct. 17 ( J2, and resides on Main Street, East Greenwich.


DANIEL 4 CHAXDLER, Esq. (Joseph? John? William 1 )

-^ and Violet Burnham, E.

(T"V V s ) Hartford, Conn. She was

\*/fc++vu>£ f%zt<n<J ^^ from Ashford; d. 10 Jan.

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