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twenty-eighth lot, and he also took up a
twenty-acre lot for his son Samuel. Samuel
Croft Sr. died in 1691, and his widow De-
cember 9, 1731. Children: Hannah, born
December 14, 1662 ; Samuel, May 24. 1664,
died June 5, 1664; Elizabeth, October 2,



1665; Samuel, June 16, 1667; Joseph, July 12,
1669; Mary, October 15, 1671 ; Abigail, De-
cember I, 1673; Nathaniel, January 11, 1676;
Ebenezer, November 8, 1679; Alice", December
19, 1681 ; Benjamin, October 23, 1683.

(HI) Samuel (2), second .son and fourth
child of Lieutenant Samuel ( i ) and Eliza-
beth (Seaver) Croft, was born in Roxbury,
Massachusetts, June 16, 1667. He married,
December 25, 1693, Elizabeth, daughter of
Lieutenant John Sharp, of Brookline. Sam-
uel, like his father and grandfather, was prom-
inent in the town affairs of Roxbury, holding
office as surveyor of highways, constables,
etc. He died in Roxbury, December 9, 1709,
and his widow married James Shed, of Rox-
bury, May 8, 1718, and she died April 18,
1743, aged seventy-one years. Children of
Samuel and Elizabeth (Sharp) Croft: Jo-
seph, born October i, 1694; Hannah, March
15, 1697: Samuel, June 4, 1701 ; Moses, Sep-
tember 29, 1703; Mary, April i, 1706; Aaron,
December 9, 1708, died December 30, 171 1.

( I\" ) Moses Crafts, third son and fourth
child of Samuel (2) and Elizabeth (Sharp)
Croft, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts,
September 29, 1703. He married. November 15,
1729, Esther, daughter of Daniel and Eliza-
beth (Greeley) Woodward, of Newton, Mas-
sachusetts. He was a weaver, and when his
father died he went to live with his uncle.
Deacon John Staples, of Newton, who as
guardian of the boy taught him his trade.
In 1729 he purchased a farm of ninety-three
and one-half acres in Newton, on the Sher-
born road, and at the death of his guardian,
Deacon John Staples, Moses Crafts became
his residuary legatee, and December 7, 1746,
paid Jonathan Brown three hundred and sev-
enty-five pounds for forty-one acres of land
with mansion house and barns, in Newton, ad-
joining lands owned by his Aunt Mary
(Crafts) Staples. He was lieutenant to the
military company, selectman of Newton 1741-
45, served in the siege of Louisburg in 1746.
He was a careful and painstaking man of
sterling worth and integrity. He died in New-
ton, Massachusetts, December 3, 1768, and
his widow died February 2, 1787, aged eighty-
two years. Children : Samuel, born in New-
ton, November 23, 1729; Mary, April 11,
1731; John Staples, January 9, 1733; Abi-
gail, December 15, 1734, died January 9,
1735; Joseph, January 12, 1736; Esther, De-
cember 4, 1738, died 'March 8, 1749; Abigail,
March 5, 1741 ; Martha, June 4, 1743; Beu-
lah, June 5, 1745-

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child of Moses and Esther (Woodman)
Crafts, was born in Newton, Massachusetts,
January 9, 1733. He married, July 6, 1758,
Elizabeth, daughter of Edward and Eunice
( Barnes) Park, of Newton, Massachusetts.
His great-uncle, Deacon John Staples, be-
queathed to him four hundred pounds, and
directed that he should "be brought up to
learning and fitted for the ministry of the
gospel." He preferred the profession of
medicine, and studied to that end, and when
he received his degree of M. D., in 1756, he
settled in North Bridgewater, where his chil-
dren were born and where he practiced, and in
May, 1799, when the exodus of families from
North Bridgewater settled in Minot, Maine,
Dr. Crafts, his wife and four sons (Samuel,
Moses, Edward and Zibeon) joined the mi-
grating party, and he was made deacon of the
First church in Minot, which office he held
until his death, at Minot, Maine. May 6, 1816.
His wife died before him, on December 28,
1802, when seventy-one years of age. Chil-
dren: Thomas, born 1759; Martha, 1761 ;
Samuel, 1762; Mary, July 21, 1764; John,
1767; Moses, January 6, 1771 ; Edward, 1775;
Zibeon, January 20, 1779.

(\'I) Samuel (3), second son and third
child of Dr. John Staples and Elizabeth
(Park) Crafts, was born in North Bridge-
water, Alassachusetts, in 1762. He married,
in North Bridgewater, Anne, daughter of
Deacon Reuben and Anne (Perkins) Pack-
ard, and in May, 1799, he joined the migrants
who went from North Bridgewater to the
Maine woods, setling in Hebron. Oxford
county. At the same time, besides the Crafts,
the Packard, Snows, Cushman. Alden, How-
ard Kinsley and Bumpus families of North
Bridgewater gave liberal numbers to swell
the invading army of pioneers intent on
founding new homes and growing up with
the country. Captain Samuel Crafts was ac-
companied by his wife and five children, and
became a notable factor in founding and de-
veloping the new town. He was a captain in
the war of 1812, his company being stationed
at Portland. His wife died in Hebron, Maine,
January 31, 1833, 3"^^ Captain Crafts lived to
be eighty-two years of age. and died February
2. 1844. Children, first five born in North
Bridgewater: Mary. August 6. 1788: Sam-
uel, March 21. 1790: Moses, May 26. 1792;
Isaac Porter, July 27. 1794, and Anne, Jan-
uary 29, 1796. The remaining seven were
born in Hebron. Maine: John, November 14.
1798; Varen. October 17, 1800; Elizabeth H.,
August 4. 1802; Thomas Park, September 15,



1805; Phebe Snow, June 29, 1806; Alonzo,
January 10, 1809; Hiram, Alarch 4, 181 1.

(VII) Moses (2), second son and third
child of Captain Samuel (3) and .\iuie
(Packard) Crafts, was born in North Bridge-
water, Massachusetts, May 26, 1792. He was
a farmer, and lived first in Hartford, then in
Hebron, Oxford, Paris and Portland, Maine,
successively, and finally settled in Monson,
where the eighth and ninth children were
bom. and where he died June 9, 1874. having
reached the same age lived by his father. He
married, March 15, 1816. Sarah, daughter of
Joseph and Sarah (Bersey) Sturtevant, of
Paris, Maine. Her father was a soldier in the
American revolution. She was born October
12, 1795, and died in Monson, Maine, in
March, 1889, at the advanced age of ninety-
four years. Children, the first three born in
Hartford, Maine: Alden Bumpus, December
17, 1816; Edward, September 20, 1818, died
October 20, 1822; Moses Orville, June 28,
1820. Their fourth child, Justin, was born in
Hebron, Maine, April 2, 1823 ; their fifth,
Leonard Sturtevant, in Oxford, August 22,
1825 ; their sixth, Austin, in Paris, Maine,
September 20, 1827, and died June 20, 1829;
their seventh child. Sarah Ann, was born in
Portland, Maine, November 20, 1829; Benja-
min Franklin, in Monson, Maine. January 18,
1833 ; and Frances Marion, in Monson, ]\laine,
October 22, 1835.

(VIII) Francis Clarion, youngest child of
Moses (2) and Sarah (Sturtevant) Crafts,
was bom in Monson, Maine. October 22,
1835. He attended the academies at Monson,
Foxcroft and Hebron, ]\Iaine, and early in
life left home and engaged in mercantile pur-
suits. The outbreak of the civil war in 1861
brought him to the front as a volunteer sol-
dier, and he was mustered in as a private in
the One Hundred and Second New York
Volunteer Infantry, was soon after commis-
sioned second lieutenant, and during the bril-
liant campaign made by General Franz Siegel
in the Shenandoah \'alley, A'irginia. he was
assigned to duty on the staff of that gallant
soldier. He was in command of his company
at Chancellorsville, taking a prominent part in
a rally which his company sustained with an
effective bayonet charge. He was with his
regiment at Winchester, Newtown. Cedar
Creek. Culpeper Court House. White Sulphur
Springs, on the Rappahannock, and at Man-
assas, Centerville and Fredericksburg. He
was in command of a skirmish line covering
a portion of General Slocum's corps at Get-
tysburg, where he led his men. numbering one





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hundred and fifty, and held them against the
Confederate charge until with less than a hun-
dred survivors he fell back and rejoined his
own regiment, and continued in service for
the remaining two days, and witnesed the de-
feat of the Confederate forces in the greatest
battle of the civil war. His action at Gettys-
burg won for him his commission as colonel.
He next distinguished himself at Lookout
Mountain, Missionary Ridge, and in the bat-
tles about Ringgold, Georgia, and under Gen-
eral Sherman he was in the assault upon a
Confederate battery at Resaca, Georgia, which
stronghold fell into the hands of the Union
army through the united strength and valor
of his regiment and that of the Seventieth
Indiana Volunteers, commanded by Colonel
Benjamin Harrison. He took part in the for-
tunes of Sherman's army from Cartersville to
Atlanta. His record is of over fifty battles in
which he actively participated, never taken
prisoner, never in hospital by reason of
wounds or disease, and having escaped in-
jury from shot or shell which passed through
his clothing and at times through his hair.
Upon being honorably mustered out at the
close of the war. Colonel Crafts resumed
commercial pursuits in New York City. In
1891 he was made collector of United States
internal revenue for New York, and was ad-
vanced from that position to United States in-
spector of internal revenue. He was made a
companion of the Military Order of the Loyal
Legion of the United States, and a com-
mander in the Grand Army of the Republic.
He married May 21, 1870, Eliza Amanda,
daughter of William B. and Charlotte (Lor-
raine) Goodyear, of New Haven, Connecticut,
and niece of Charles Goodyear, the inventor,
and he established a home in Brooklyn. New
York, at 1423 Albermarle Road. They have '
two children : Marion Lorraine, born in
Brooklyn, New York, August 16. 1875, and
Francis Goodyear, born May 22, 1888.



The Harvey family in England
HARVEY traces its ancestry to the time

of the Conquest. The pro-
genitor is believed to be Herveus de Bourges,
or Hervey of Bourges, who came with Will-
iam the Conqueror, and according to Domes-
day Book was in 1086 a baron in county Suf-
folk. He was a grandson of Geoffry, third
viscount of Bourges, an ancient city of Berry,
a former province of France. Geoffry re-
built the abbey of St. Ambrose at Bourges in
1012. Harvey as a surname is undoubtedly



derived from the ancient baptismal name vari-
ously spelled Herveus, Hervey, Llarvey, etc.
Surnames came into general use in England
about A. D. 1200. The family of this sketch
has an unbroken lineage to about 1450.

(I) Humphrey Harvey, first of the ances-
tors definitely known and traced, lived at
Brockley, Somersetshire, and owned a third
of the Manor of Brockley, besides other es-
tates. His ancestors doubtless lived in Som-
ersetshire also. He died at Brockley, January
4, 1526. He had sons: i. Richard, father of
Nicholas. 2. Turner, mentioned below.

{ID Turner, son of Humphrey Harvey,
was born in 1485. He was a noted archer and
warrior, the mightiest man with the long bow
in all England, we are told. "At his death
there was no man in the country who could
spring his bow." He was a favorite hench-
man of King Henry VIII. After a battle in
which Harvey had especially distinguished
himself, the king bestowed an escutcheon upon
which Harvey's arms were emblazoned, and
as late as 1640 this had been preserved in the
family. It is described : Sable on a chevron
between three long-bows argent as many
pheons of the field. Crest : A leopard or
langued gules holding in a paw three arrows
proper. Motto : "Faites ce que I'honneur
exige."

(III) William, son of Turner Harvey, was
born, in 15 10, and resided in Somerset. He
was appointed blue mantle pursuivant in the
Herald's College ordinary, and accompanied
his patron, William Paget, on an embassy to
France. He was made Somerset herald in
1545 by Henry VIII, when the office was es-
tablished, and became Norroy king-at-arms,
February 4, 1555, and paid seven official visits
to Germany. He was deputed to go to
France, June 7, 1557, to declare war. He was
appointed Clarencieux king-of-arms and held
this office until he died, February 27, 1567.

(IV) William (2), son of WiUiam (i)
Harvey, was born in Somersetshire, in 1560,
and resided in Bridgewater, in that county.
He had sons: i. Thomas, mentioned below.
2. Henry, bought the Manor at Bridgewater.

(V) Thomas, son of William (2) Harvey,
was born about 1585, in Somersetshire, and
died there before 1647, as shown by the will
of Agnes Clark, of Ashill, Somerset, widow.
He lived at Ashill, a small village on rising
ground three miles west of Ilminster, and nine
miles east of Taunton. It is named for the
ash trees of the great forest formerly near
there. Children: i. Daughter, born 1610,



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married Aiuliony Green. 2. James, born
1614; died 1691! 3. Thomas, mentioned be-
low. 4. William.

(VI) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i)
Harvey, was born in Ashill, Somersetshire,
England, in 1617, and came with his brother
William to Dorchester, in 1636. Both settled
at Cohannet (Taunton), Massachusetts. He
deposed November 8. 1638, that he was aged
twenty-one years, and between 1639 and 1642
he became a proprietor of Taunton. His name
was on a list of those able to bear arms in
1643. He married, in 1642, Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of Henry Andrews, of Taunton. Har-
vey died at Taunton in 1651, aged only thirty-
four years, and his widow married (second)
Francis Street, of Taunton, to whom she bore
one daughter. She married (third) Thomas
Lincoln, the miller, of Taunton. Lincoln died
in 1683, and his widow in 1717, aged one
hundred and three years. Children of Thom-
as and Elizabeth Harvey: i. Thomas, born
1643 ; mentioned below. 2. William, 1645.
3. John, 1647: died January 18, 1705.

(VH) Thomas (3), son of Thomas (2)
Harvey, was born in Taunton, in 1643. He
married, in 1668, Experience, daughter of
^\'illiam Harvey (2), his uncle. Her brother
Thomas married Elizabeth, daughter of Dea-
con John Willis, of Bridgewater. Thomas
Harvey was proprietor of the ordinary in
Taunton. He was an original owner of lot
"jj in Taunton South Purchase ; was sergeant
in the military company in 1673, raised to
march against the Dutch in New York and
New Jersey; was grantee in the Bradford deed
of Taunton in 1689. He was impressed for
service in King William's war. He deeded
to his son Ebenezer the homestead of four
hundred acres, adjoining the farms of his sons
Thomas and Ebenezer, on the highway leading
to Brown's Brook, in consideration of love,
etc., and with the obligation to care for his
sisters E.xperience and ]\Iary, as well as his
parents, while they lived. Thomas died in
1726; his wife in 1720. Children, born at
Taunton: i. Thomas, born 1669; died 1748.
2. John, born 1671 ; died 1739. 3. Nathaniel,
born 1673; mentioned below. 4. Ebenezer,
born 1675; ^^'^^ ^757- 5- Experience, born
about 1677: married, January 20, 1709, Elisha
Hayward. of Bridgewater. 6. Mary, born
1679; married, June 21, 1716, Nathaniel Hay-
ward, of Bridgewater.

(VHI) Nathaniel, son of Thomas (3) Har-
vey, was born at Taunton, in 1673, and in
1700 was a member of the first military com-
pany of the town. In 1708 he was living in



the North Purchase of Taunton, and was
one of the petitioners for a new precinct. He
married Susannah . His children set-
tled at Bridgewater. Children: i. Nathaniel,
born 1705; mentioned below. And doubtless:
2. Joseph. 3. Jenny, married, 1732, .

4. Mary, married, 1739, Charles Cushman.

5. Elizabeth (?), married , 1747. 6.

Mehitable (?), married, 1738, Caleb Orcutt.

(IX) Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (i)
Harvey, was born in 1705, at Taunton. He
married Margaret, daughter of John Willis, in
1733. He died at Bridgewater in 1801, aged
ninety-six years. Children, born at Bridge-
water: I. David, born 1735; married Content
Byram. 2. Nathaniel, mentioned below.

(X) Nathaniel (3), son of Nathaniel (2)
Harvey, was born in Bridgewater, Massachu-
setts, in 1744. A Nathaniel Harvey from this
vicinity was a soldier in the revolution, in
Captain Moses Harvey's company. Colonel
Woodbridge's regiment, from August to No-
vember, to reinforce the northern army at
Saratoga. He married, about 1766, Bethiah
Hayward, daughter of John, of Bridgewater.
Children, born at Bridgewater: i. Daniel. 2.
Bezer, mentioned below.

(XI) Bezer, son of Nathaniel (3) Harvey,
was born in Bridgewater, about 1770. He
married, in Bridgewater, 1795, Ruth, daugh-
ter of John Carver. (See Carver.) After his
marriage he settled in Leeds, formerly Liver-
more, Maine. Children: i. Columbus, mar-
ried Esther Stafford; (second) the widow of
his brother Stillnian. 2. Daniel, mentioned
below. 3. Stillman, removed to Ohio; one of
his three sons was governor of a western
state. 4. Janet, married John Carver, her
cousin. 5. Bethia, married Caleb Carver,
brother of Janet's husband ; she died of con-
sumption eight months after her marriage.

(XII) Daniel, son of Bezer Harvey, was
born in Livermore, Maine, or vicinity, August
9, 1800. He was educated in the district
schools and followed farming through his
active life. In personal appearance he pos-
sessed the characteristic high cheekbones of
the Harvey family, dark blue eyes, and brown
hair. He was a l^nivcrsalist in religion and a
Democrat in politics. He lived at Leeds,
Livermore and Brunswick, Maine. He en-
listed with some of his neighbors in the Aroo-
stook war. He married (first) in 1821, Me-
hitable Gott, born in Leeds or Wayne, Sep-
tember 12, 1800, daughter of William and
Rhoda (Knapp) Gott; (second) Clementine

. Children of first wife: i. Harrison,

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1822. 2. Ruth Mehitable, Ijorn in Wayne or
Livermore, April 16, 1823. 3. Albion, born in
Wayne or Leeds, August 22, 1824. 4. Al-
bert, born October 31, 1825; mentioned below.
5. Lorenzo, born March 12, 1826. 6. Mary
Emma, born February 11, 1829. 7. Jane, born
in Livermore, October 15, 1832. 8. Lorenzo
Daniel, born in Bangor, October 21, 1834. 9.
Helen Lauraman, born in Leeds, September
28, 1838. 10. Milton, born April 23, 1841.
II. Daniel Webster, born in Brunswick, Jan-
uary 21, 1844; killed in battle of Bull Run, in
the civil war.

(XIII) Albert, son of Daniel Harvey, was
Taorn in Brunswick, Maine, October 31, 1825.
He received a common school education, and
was a farmer by occupation. In religion he
was a LTniversalist, and in politics a Demo-
crat. He was for several years postmaster at
Canton Point, Maine. During the civil war
he enlisted as a private in Company A, Thir-
tieth Regiment, Maine Volunteers, and was
mustered into service January 28, 1864. He
■was wounded in the head in the Red River
•expedition, under General Nathaniel P. Banks,
and died at the Barracks Hospital in New Or-
leans, Louisiana, June 11, 1864. He married,
at Canton, Maine, December 3, 1849, Satira
Eastman, born at Rumford, Maine, January
.25, 1830, daughter of William Eastman, and
Olive (Wilson) Eastman, granddaughter of
Mark and Content (Ludden) Wilson. Mrs.
Harvey is a Baptist in religion, and is active
in the church and in the work of John A.
Hodge Woman's Relief Corps of the Grand
Army of the Republic at Canton, Maine.
Children: I. Charles Albert, born January
8, 1851 ; died November 22, 1908: married
July 20, 1890, ; children: Satira. Fan-
nie, Edna and Alice. 2. Dr. Albion Keith
Parris, born ;\Iay 9, 1855 ; mentioned below.
3. Celia Satira, born August 12, 1857; died
February 12, 1886; married Frank W. Mer-
ritt ; children : i. Leon Warren Merritt, mar-
ried, December 12, 1903, Alice Mae Green-
leaf, of Farmington, Maine ; ii. Leona May
Merritt, married, January 14, 1902, Birchard
Albert Clary, and have children : Celia, Isa-
dora and Charlotte Burns Clary ; iii. Elmer
Albert Merritt; iv. Edna Alberta Merritt, mar-
ried, January 26, 1904, Frank Hari Eaton,
of Portland, 'Maine. 4. Milton Douglas, born
October 14, 1862; graduate of Wilton Acad-
emy ; now stenographer in Department of the
Interior, Washington; married, January 31,
i8go, Lena Newman, of Abingdon, Illinois.
5. George, bom December 3, 1864; died Sep-
tember 19, 1865.



(XI\'j Albion Keith Parris Harvey, son of
Albert and Satira (Eastman) Harvey, was
born in Di.xfield, O.xford county, Maine, May
5, 1855. His father died when Albion was
nine years old, compelling him to assume
early in life, with his elder brother, the re-
sponsibility of carrying on the farm. His
mother afterwards remarrying, he was at the
age of fifteen thrown entirely on his own re-
sources, earning on farm, on ferry boat across
the Androscoggin river at Canton Point, and
in the logging camps, a livelihood, and suffi-
cient to pay his way at Hebron and Yarmouth
Academies. He then taught school at Jay
Hill. Hartford and Canton, Maine. In 1887
he graduated from Hahnemann Medical Col-
lege, Chicago, IlHnois, with the degree of
Doctor of Medicine. Later he took post-grad-
uate courses at the New York Post Graduate
Medical School, and then located at Lewiston,
Maine. He went to Somersworth, New
Hampshire, in 1904, where he established a
private surgical sanitarium, and while there
served as surgeon to the Boston & Maine
railroad. He was coroner for Strafford
county. New Hampshire, for several years,
and president of the New Hampshire Medical
Society while living in that state ; and was for
six years a member of the New Hampshire
Board of Medical Examiners. He subse-
quently removed to Washington, District of
Columbia, where he has since been engaged in
the active practice of his profession. He is
operating surgeon to the National Homeo-
pathic Hospital at Washington, District of
Columbia, and lecturer on clinical medicine in
the Southern Homeopathic College at Balti-
more, Maryland. In 1904 he was chairman
of the Bureau of Gynaecology of the Massa-
chusetts Surgical and Gynaecological Society.
He is a member of the following named or-
ganizations : Washington (District of Co-
lumbia) Homeopathic Medical Society; Amer-
ican Institute of Homeopathy ; and the lead-
ing medical societies of Massachusetts, Maine
and New Hampshire, and the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks. During the sum-
mer of 1908 he made a tour of the principal
cities of Europe for the study of radium in its
relation to his profession. He is an ardent
lover of the woods and lakes, and most of his
playtime finds him in Maine with gun or rod
in hand. He is author of 'Tn the Glow of the
Camp Fire," and several other works. His
residence is at 1018 Fourteenth street, N. W.,
Washington, District of Columbia. He mar-
ried. November 11, 1878, Fannie Florence
Niles, who was born in Auburn, Maine.



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Ruih (.Carver) Harvey (see Bezer Harvey
XI), was descended from Robert Carver
(q. v.") through John (H) and

(HI) Eleazer. son of John (2) Carver,
settled in Soutli Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
He married Experience, daughter of William
Blake, of Milton, and widow of Samuel Sum-
ner. She was born June 17. 1665. He died
January 25, 1744, aged seventy-five years,
and his widow died January 16. 1746, aged
eighty-two years. Children, born at Bridge-
water: I. Eleazer, mentioned below. 2. Na-
thaniel, settled at Taunton ; married Abigail
Allen. 3. Joseph, married Elizabeth Snow,
daughter of Benjamin, in 1725; she died in
1755. 4. Experience, married Jonathan Cary.

5. Mehitable, married, 1740, Captain Seth Al-
den. And perhaps other children.

(IV) Eleazer (2), son of Eleazer (i)
Carver, married Catherine , of Marsh-
field. Children, born at Bridgewater: i.
iMary, 1722 ; married, 1743, Abraham Perkins.
2. Eleazer, 1724; married Hepzibah Perkins,
who married (second) in 1759, Ebenezer
Keith. 3. Catherine, 1726, died unmarried.
4. Timothy, 1728; removed from Bridge-
water. 5. Rhodolphus, 1735; settled at Oak-
ham, Worcester county, Massachusetts ; mar-
ried Abigail Bowman, of Bedford, in 1763.

6. John, mentioned below.

(V) John (3), son of Eleazer (2) Car-
ver, was born in South Bridgewater, in 1738,
and settled there. He married, in 1762, Bath-
sheba Edson. There are reasons for thinking
that she was his second wife. He died in
1803, aged sixty-five years. He had a large
family. Mitchell, in his "History of Bridge-
water," says they went westward, but some
of them came to Livermore, Maine. A widow
Carver was the second settler of Livermore
and had seven children — William, James,
Amos and Nathaniel and three daughters.
Some of John's children were: i. Eleazer,
born 1760-62; married, September 16. 1787,
Nancy Jones ; settled at Leeds, Maine. 2.
Eunice, married, 1784, Joseph Knapp Jr., of
Easton, Massachusetts; settled with Eleazer



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