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street, Philadelphia, aged sixty-nine years. He
enlisted at the breaking out of the rebellion as
a private in Company G, Thirty-seventh Regi-
ment, Massachusetts Volunteers, and partici-
pated in twenty-one battles, being promoted to
the rank of first lieutenant and acting captain.
At the end of the war he went to Portland,
?ilaine, and engaged in the manufacture of
cement, and organized and was president of
the Portland Cement Pipe Company. He was
a member of Ancient Landmark Lodge and
Roval Arch Chapter, Masonic fraternity, and
Post No. 7, G. A. R., of Portland, Maine. He
is survived by a widow, three sons and a
daughter. The funeral took place March 21st,
with interment at Hillside Cemetery. The
services at the home and the cemetery were
conducted by Rev. William L. Worcester, pas-
tor of the New Church, of which Mr. Stock-
well was a member.

"Mr. Stockwell, while serving with the
Army of the Potomac, became acquainted with
Miss Eliza J. Mathias, who was residing in
Frederick, Maryland. They became engaged,
and at the close of the war were married. At
this time both were members of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. Mr. Stockwell first learned
of the New Church when at xMorthampton,
just after the close of the war. His uncle, Mr.
i^redenck A. Stockwell, was a casual reader
of the Nezv-Church Messenger, and Mr.
StockwelFs attention was called by him tp an
aiticle in one of the copies, on the subject
of "The Lord's Prayer." This proved ot so
great interest that when on his way, a few
weeks later, to Creagerstown, Maryland,
where he was married, he stopped in New
\ork City and purchased a copy of "Gems
from Swedenborg's Writings," and a con-
densed biography of Swedenborg. ' Mr. Stock-
well returned with his wife to Northampton,
and resided there during the winter of 1865-
66, and then began further enquiries on tue
part of both into the teachings of the New
Church. In this they were greatly assisted by
Dr. R. Norman Foster, now of Chicago, but
then residing in Northampton.

"The loosening of the old faith and pro-
gression into the new was not accomplished
without a severe mental struggle; but so good
a hold had the teachings obtained on tiiem,
that when, in the fall of i860, they went to
Portland, Maine, to live, they were ready to
attach themselves to the New Church org'ani-
zation. They attended the doctrinal class of
Rev. William B. Hayden, then pastor of the
Portland Society. Shortly before this there
had been a fire in Portland, and the New
Church edifice had been burned. The Park
Street Unitarian Society of that city had
offered the use of its building on Sunciay af-
ternoons to the New Church congregation, and
the services were being held there. In' this
building, early in the year 1867, j\lr. and Mrs.
Stockwell were rebaptized and confirmed in
the New Church. Their elder son was shortly
after this baptized by Rev. Mr. Hayden, and
the other children— three sons and a daughter
—were in turn baptized by Mr. Hayden and
Rev. Julian K. Smyth, who later assumed the
pastorate. During practically the entire time
of his residence in Portland, Mr. Stockwell
was a trustee and for several years was the
treasurer of the Portland Society, and was a
teacher in the Sunday school. After the fam-
ily moved to Philadelphia in 1892, Mr. and
Mrs. Stockw^ell joined the society there. The



three surviving sons and the daughter were
confirmed by Rev. Mr. Worcester, and all are
active in the church work."

(VIII) John Wesley (2), son of John
Wesley (i) and Eliza Jane (.Mathias) Stock-
well, was born in Portland, Maine, March 24,
1873. He attended the public schools of Port-
land and was graduated at the Deering high
school in 1891, and at the Portland high
school in 1892. He removed to Philadelphia
when he matriculated at the University of
Pennsylvania in 1892. but did not join his
class, deciding to take up newspaper work for
a season before entering college. He became
city and managing editor of the Philadelphia
Evening Star; financial editor of the Evening
Telegram, and prepared special articles for the
Philadelphia North American and for the
Philadelphia Press. In 1901 he gave up news-
paper work and removed to Boston, Massa-
chusetts, wdiere he took up the study of the-
ology, deciding to enter the ministry of the
New Church (Swedenborgen). He pursued
his theological course at the New Church The-
ological School, Cambridge, which he com-
pleted in two years, at the same time taking
up special studies at Harvard University. In
1903 he accepted the charge of the Kenwood
parish of the Church of the New Jerusalem,
Chicago, and was ordained to preach the gos-
pel, December i, 1903. He continued his
philosophical studies at the University of Chi-
cago, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1908, and
the degree of A. M. at the same time. He be-
came an active worker in the Bureau of Chari-
ties of Chicago and took active interest in set-
tlement work in the city. He was made a
member of the Kenwood Improvement Asso-
ciation ; of the Kenwood Club and of the Ken-
wood Country Club. He was made associate
secretary of the general court of New Jeru-
salem Church, a member of the general coun-
cil of the National New Jerusalem Church or-
ganization : chairman of the sub-committee to
study special problems ; president of the Amer-
ican League of the New Jerusalem Young
People's Society, member of the Illinois As-
sociation of the New Church; member of the
Philadelphia New Church Qub and the New
Church Economist Club. He was also a mem-
ber of the Univeristy Alumni Association and
the Chicago City Club. His residence in Chi-
cago is at No. 130 East Forty-sixth street.

and their children born in Taneytowu, Mary-
land, were: Rebecca. Carrie, John, Grifiith
(q. v.). and Nathan, whose children were
jobn. WpshiiiL'ton and Mary.

(II) (Iriffith, son of David and Susan
(Pugh) Mathias. was born in Taneytowu,
Maryland, about 1786. He was a .soldier in
the war of 1812, enlisted from Baltimore,
Maryland, and served in the United States
army seven years. He married Susan Hub-
bard, who when eighty-nine years of age,
April 24. 1875, resided in F'rederick county,
Maryland, and receixed a pension for services
rendered by her husband in the war of 1812.
She died December 16, 1875. Children: 1.
Rose Ann, married James Lockard and had
children, John, George and James Lockard.
2. Elizabeth. 3. Philip (q! v.). Griffith
Mathias died November 2, 1851.

(III) Philip, only son of Griffith and Su-
san (Hubbard) Mathias, was born in West
Farms, Massachusetts, November i, 1810. He
married Eleanor, born May 23, 1819. daugh-
ter of John B. and Elizabeth (Smith) Stim-
mel, and their children were: i. Susan E.,
born May 26, 1837, died August 14, 1838. 2.
Eliza J. (q. v.), February 9, 1839. 3. Laura
C, June 13, 1841. 4. Eleanor J., December
20, 1843. 5. Elizabeth E., May 10, 1846. 6.
John P. T., September 7, 1848. 7. Mary .\.,
June 18, 185 1. 8. Susan L., October 4, 1853.
9. Rose M., March 16, 1856. 10. Park G.,
April 4, 1859. II. Etta S., February i6,
1862. 12. Abba C, May 14, 1865.

(IV) Ehza J., daughter of Philip and
Eleanor (Stimmel) Mathias, was born in
West Farms, Massachusetts, February 9, 1839,
and she married. November 2, 1865, John
Wesley Stockwell, born in West Farms, Mas-
sachusetts, September 19, 1839.

David Mathias lived in Berks
MATHIAS county, Pennsvlvania, re-
moved to Taneytowu, Mary-
land; married Susan i'ugh, of Berks countv.

Jacob Stiminel lived in Car-

STIMMEL roll county, Maryland, where

he was probably born and

where he married Elizabeth Buzzard, and

where their son John Buzzard Stimmel was


(II) John Buzzard, son of Jacob and Eliz-
abeth (Buzzard) Stimmel, was probably born
in Carroll county, Maryland. He married
Elizabeth Smith, removed to West Farms,
Massachusetts, and had six children as fol-
lows: I. Eleanor (q. v.), born in West
Farms. May 23, 1819. 2. Edward, who lived
in Woodsboro, Frederick county, Maryland;
married (first) Susan Deering, and had by
her one child. He married (second) Jane
Borrick and had by her six children, namely:



John, James, Marshall, Thomas, Catherine
and Archibald. 3. Catherine, married Jacob
McDonnell, and had children : i. Josephine
McDonnell, married Thomas Jackson about
1866, and had six children : Catherine Han-
son ; .Annie Wince : Clara Jackson ; a child un-
named; Elizabeth, who married Henry
Cramer about 1847, ^"'^ 'i'^'' children : Mary,
Charles, Alice, Bradley, Ezra, Annie and Rob-
ert Cramer; Josephine, who married David A.
Baker, about 1849, '^"d h^*^ eight children :
Fairfax, .Sarah, Carrie, Lee, Minnie, John,
Edna and Effie Baker ; ii. John, married Han-
nah Persons, and removed to Columbus, Ohio,
about 1881 ; their children were: Reverdy,
Charles, William, Estelle and Eleanor .Stim-

(HI) Eleanor, eldest child of John Buz-
zard and Elizabeth (Smith) Stimmel, was
born in Frederick county, Maryland, May 23,
1819. She married, February 25, 1835, Philip
Mathias, and among their children was Eliza
Jane, born in West Farms, Massachusetts,
February 9, 1839, married John Wesley, son
of Calvin and Climena (Stockwell) Stock-

It is said of the earliest settlers
M.ARTIN at Portsmouth and Dover, New

Hampshire, that they "came
here not to worship God. but to tish." This
seems true at other points along the Atlantic
coast, where early records are extremely
meagre. \'ery little can be learned about the
pioneer ancestor of this family, and it is pre-
sumable that he was engaged in fishing, and
did not take a permanent residence at Marble-

(I) Robert Martin, born about 1633, made
a deposition at Marblehead, Massachusetts,
September, 1666, when he was about thirty-
three years of age. No further record con-
cerning him is discoverable.

(II) Thomas Martin, born about 1675, was
probably a son of Robert Martin, above men-
tioned. He married, April 28, 1701, in Mar-
blehead, Eleanor Knott, who was baptized in
the First Church of Marblehead, June 19,
1687, being then about four years old, and
died July 4, 1859, in Marblehead, aged sev-
enty-six ' years. The records of the First
Church at Marblehead show the baptisms of
the following children of Thomas and
Eleanor: Knott and Sarah (twins), July 8,
1716; Ruth, July 6, 1718, and Thomas, men-
tioned below.

(III) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) and
Eleanor (Knott) Martin, was baptized Octo-

ber 8, 1721, in the First Church of .Marble-
head, and married (first) November 20, 1746,
Mary Gourdcn (Gordon), daughter of Henry
and Tabitha Gordon, baptized Januarv 28,
1728, at St. Michael's (Protestant Episcopal)
Church, and buried September 26, 1747.
Thomas Martin married (second) February
27, 1750, Sarah Goodwin, baptized July 10,
1726, at the First Church of Marblehead,
daughter of William and John (Curtis) Good-
win. Children of second marriage, baptized
in First Church: Hannah, h'ebruary 3, 1751 ;
Samuel, October 29, 1752; .Mary, August 18,'
1754; Eleanor, July 13, 1759; Kachel, Octo-
ber 15, 1761; Elizabeth (died voung) ; Eliza-
beth, August 8, 1767.

(IV) Richard, only child of Thomas (2)
and Mary (Gordon) Martin, was baptized at
the First Church of Marblehead, July 12, 1747,
and died March 19, 1836. He married, at
First Church, Alarch 14, 1771, Hannah,
daughter of William and Mary (Bray) Cruft",
baptized January 27, 1751, then about five
years old, and died December 4, 1824, aged
seventy-eight years. Children baptized in
First Church: Sarah. October 31, 1773;
Mary (died young); Thomas, mentioned be-
low; Molly, July 13, 1783; Stephen Vickery,
September 5. 1784; Knott, January ij, 1788;
Nancy, JMarch 28. 1790, and Jane,' September
21, 1797. In his old age Richard Martin re-
moved to St. George, Knox county, Maine,
with his eldest son.

(V) Thomas (3), eldest son of Richard
and Hannah (Crui?) Martin, was baptized at
the First Church at Marblehead, November
5, 1780, and settled in St. George, Maine,
where the remainder of his life wasspent. He
married, about 1804, Margaret McKellar;
children, all born in St. George, Maine: i.
Richard (q. v.). 2. Eliza, born 1807, mar-
ried George O'Brien. 3. Catherine W., 1809,
married James Sweetland. 4. John, 1810,
married, November 3, 1840, Jane Young. 5.
Sarah, married Richard Waite Leavitt. 6.
Nancy, married Charles McLoon. .Margaret
(McKellar) Martin died, and her husband
married. May 25, 181 5, Bethea Thorndike,
widow of William Keating. She was born
May 23, 1781. Children: 7. Margaret, born
about 1816; married Captain Henry Spalding,
lived in South Thomaston, and died there
June II, 1864. 8. Thomas, died in infancy.
9. Bethea, married Joseph Ames, and lived in
South Thomaston.

(VI) Richard, eldest son of Thomas and
Margaret (McKellar) Martin, was born in St.
George in 1805. He married Mary Ann



Ogier, of Camden, Maine, and they made their
home in St. George, where their sons Dudley
Stone and Frederick William were born, the
latter November 27, 1853.

(VII) Dudley Stone, son of Richard and
Marv Ann (Ogier) Martin, was born in St.
George, Maine, about 185 1. He married Helen
Louise Thorndike, 1880, and they removed to
Camden, Maine, where their children, George
Dudley (q. v.) and Frederick William, were
born in 1881 and 1883 respectively.

(VIII ) George Dudley, eldest son of Dudley
Stone and Helen Louise (Thorndike) Martin,
was born in Camden, Maine, September i,
1 88 1. He was graduated at the Camden high
school in 1900, and at Bowdoin College,
Brunswick, Maine, A. B., 1904, and during
his college course was a member and served
as treasurer and president of the Beta Sigma
Chapter, Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He re-
moved to New York City in 1904 to take up
the brokerage business in the office of W. B.
Franklin & Company, iii Broadway, and in
1905 went with A. H. Bickmore & Company,
bankers, 30 Pine street. He also became
treasurer of the National Light, Heat &
Power Company, with offices at No. 30 Pine
street. He was made a director and assistant
treasurer of the Bennington Electric Com-
pany, Bennington, Vermont; of the City Gas
& Electric Company of Paris, Illinois; of the
Marshall Light, Heat & Power Company,
Marshall, Missouri ; of the Hoosick Falls Il-
luminating Company, Hoosick Falls, New
York ; treasurer and director of the Twin
State Gas & Electric Company; treasurer of
the Pana Gas & Electric Company, Pana, Illi-
nois; treasurer of the Lexington Gas & Elec-
tric Company, Lexington, Alissouri ; and di-
rector of the Taylorville Gas & Electric Com-
pany, Taylorville, Illinois. His club affilia-
tions include the Beta Theta Pi Club of New
York, the Maine Club of New York and the
St. Nicholas Club and Golf Club of Glen
Ridge. He married, June 19, 1907, Mary
Grinnell, of Camden, Maine.

Huse Dow was a Methodist cler-
DOW gyman. He died at Jay Bridge,

Franklin county, Maine. The chil-
dren of Rev. Huse Dow were: i. Lorenzo,
born in Jay, Franklin county, Maine; was one
of the first settlers of Kansas territory and a
leader among the Free-State settlers. He in-
vented the Dow gun cartridge used in the
federal army in the civil war ; was made
mayor of Topeka, Kansas ; a lawyer ; one of
the first members of the supreme court of the

state of Kansas. 2. William Mitchell (q. v.).
3. Simon, a captain in the federal army in the
civil war. and in 1908 was a citizen of Kan-
sas. 4. Edwin C, settled in Connecticut, from
which state he entered the service of the fed-
eral government in the civil war as captain of
a company of infantry, settled after the war
in New Haven, Connecticut, was a lawyer and
for many years a judge of the city court of
New Haven.

(II) William Mitchell, son of Rev. Huse
Dow, was born in the town of Jay, Franklin
county, Maine, July i, 1827, died in 1902. He
received a good education and became a far-
mer. He served as deputy sheriff of Frank-
lin county, and during the civil war was
United States deputy collector at the custom
house in Portland, Maine, when General -An-
derson was collector. He married, January 8,
1854, Mehitable Thayer, born in Gray, June
21, 1827, daughter of James and Betsey H.
(Thayer) Libby, of Gray, Maine, and a de-
scendant of Daniel Libby, born in Berwick,
Maine, February 21, 1715, the first settler at
Gray, Maine. It is of considerable historic in-
terest that in 1908 she was still living in her
eighty-first year in the Muchmore house at
Gray, which was built with prize money
gained in the war of the American revolution ;
the builder and first owner of so substantial
a house being John Muchmore, great-uncle
of William Mitchell Dow, a ship carpenter
living in Scarborough, Maine, who- helped to
capture a British ship off Scarborough and
took her into Falmouth harbor as a prize, and
in 1787 he built the house. Mrs. Dow has a
diary kept by this same great-uncle of her
husband wherein it is recorded that he hired
John Paul Jones, a ship's carpenter (and who
afterwards became the first American ad-
miral) to do three day's work for him as
ship's carpenter.

(III) Lorenzo Everett, son of William
Mitchell and Mehitable Thayer (Libby) Dow,
was born in Gray, Cumberland county, Maine,
December 11, 1858. He was a pupil in the
public school of his native town and Graham
Normal school, where he was graduated with
a first grade certificate in 1881. He went to
Alontclair, New Jersey, where he became
part owner and one of the instructors in the
Montclair School for Boys, a private institu-
tion, and later was a teacher in the Brooklyn
high school for boys, Brooklyn, New York,
and while in that city took a post graduate
course in pedagogics in the University of New
York. He removed to Homer, Michigan,
W'here he taught school and w'as superintend-



ent of the public school system of that city,
1884-86. He then entered Hillsdale College,
Hillsdale, Michigan, where he was graduated
A. B., 1887, and in 1900 was made a trustee
of that college. On leaving Hillsdale College
he became a student of law in the Northwest-
ern University Law School and in the law
office of Wallace Heckman, Chicago, mean-
while teaching in the public schools of Chi-
cago, and he was admitted to the bar of Chi-
cago in 1891 and immediately began the prac-
tice of law in that city, and in 1908 was the
senior member of the law firm of Dow, Cum-
mings & Ingersoll. While he was a lawyer in
general practice, his greatest success was as
a specialist on real estate law and practice.
The law offices of Dow, Cummings & Inger-
soll are at 160 Washington street, Chicago,
Illinois. Mr. Dow became a director in vari-
ous corporations in Chicago, was elected a
member of the Chicago Bar Association, affili-
ated with the Republican party, and his church
affiliation was the Free Baptist denomination.
He married, in 1890, Lillian Kirkwood, who
died in 1892, leaving one child, Dorothy Dow.
born February 2, 1892. He married (second)
Eldora Lockwood Smith, of California.

The MacAlustrums, or
McAllister McAllisters, of Scotland

and Ireland, were a
branch of the MacDowells, and took their
name from one of their chiefs named iMas-
trum, or xA-lexander ; and as the name "Sandy"
or "Sanders" is a contraction of "Alexander,"
some of the McAllisters have anglicized their
name to Saunderson.

(I) Stephen McAllister, a descendant of the
McAllisters of Scotland and Ireland, son of
Joshua McAllister, was born in Lovell, ?^Iaine.
1806, died Portland, Maine, at the age of
fifty-one. He married Mary Jane Moulton,
born April, 181 1, died May 5, 1871, and they
were the parents of nine children: i. Charles
Leonard, see forward. 2. Henry Franklin,
see forward. 3. Mary Olive, widow of Will-
iam Haggett, who was a prosperous farmer
and dairyman of North Deering. 4. Martha
T., died unmarried. 5. William H., see for-
ward. 6. George E., deceased. 7. Albert Day,
drowned at age of thirteen years. 8. Royal
Edward, died at age of twenty-three years,
g. Ella F., see forward.

(II) Charles Leonard, eldest son of Ste-
phen and Mary Jane (Moulton) McAllister,
born Portland, Maine, July 15, 1833, died Jan-
uary 2, 1872. He attended the public schools.

and at an early age learned the confectioner
trade, and followed it successfully until the
breaking out of the civil war. He had al-
ready taken a keen interest in military afifairs,
and was holding the position of ensign in the
Portland Light Infantry. His patriotic im-
pulse now led him to become one of the very
first volunteers in the great struggle, and at
the age of twenty-eight years he enrolled him-
self, on April 24, 1861 (a few days after the
firing upon Fort Sumter), with his company,
in which he was elected to the position of
second lieutenant. This company became Com-
pany A, under the command of Captain
George W. Tukey, in the First Regiment,
Maine Volunteer Infantry, which was mus-
tered into the service of the United Stales,
at Portland, by Captain J. W. Gardner, U. S.
A., May 3, 1861, under President Lincoln's
first call for seventy-five thousand men. The
regiment was in service for the defence of the
national capitol. and was honorably mustered
out at the expiration of its term, August i,
i86i. Lieutenant McAllister re-entered the
service March 5, 1863, at New York, bearing
a commission as first lieutenant Company A,
Eighty-first Regiment, United States Colored
Infantry. On February 12, 1864, he was pro-
moted to captain. Company C, same regiment,
and February 20, same year, was placed in
command of his original company (A). His
service was in the Department of the South, in
Louisiana and Texas, and was recognized by
the President, who conferred upon him the
brevet of major "for faithful and meritorious
service during the war." He was a most ca-
pable officer, as is attested by the fact that he
was assigned to and held upon special duty for
nineteen months after the close of the war,
and was honorably^ discharged at New Or-
leans, Louisiana, November 30, 1866. After
his return from war service. Major McAllis-
ter located in Portland, and gave some time
to rest and recuperation. In the fall of 1867
he engaged in a grocery business, which he
successfully conducted until 1870, when he
sold out. He then became associated with
the firm of Owen & Barber, wholesale con-
fectioners, on Exchange street, with whom he
remained until his death, in 1872. and which
was due to debility consequent upon the pri-
vations and exposures of army service. He
was a man of fine business qualities, and of
irreproachable character, and attractive per-
sonal qualities. In religion he was a Baptist,
and in politics a Democrat. Major McAllister
married, March 5, 1868. Hattie A. Libby,



daiis^'liter of Stephen and Mary (Low) Libbv
(see Libby \I1). Mrs. McAllister resides at
•j-i,-/ Congress street, Portland.

'(II) Henry Franklin, second son of Ste-
phen and Mary Jane (Moulton) McAllister,
born Portland, 'Maine, October 26, 1835, died
Portland. May 4, 1905. He was educated in
the public schools of Portland, and when a
youth entered the employ of Darius White,
manufacturer of brushes, in whose service he
was engaged until 1861. He was industrious,
carefid and economical, and by good manage-
ment had saved enough capital to form a part-
nership with John F. Randall, under the firm
name of Randall & Mc.\llister. They pur-
chase 1 the Sawyer & Whitney wharf property
and engaged in the coal business, then in its
infancy in Portland. The jiartners had all the
qualifications necessary to carrying on a good
business and make money, and that they did.
They not only made money and saved it, but
thcv put it into their business to make more
money, and in time built up a large and lucra-
tive trade. In 1883, after devoting twenty-
two years to this industry. Air. Mc.Mlister,
realizing that he had amasse:l sufficient prop-
erty, disposed of his commercial interests and
devoted the remainder of his life to the care
of his investments and the enjoyment of his
leisure. He was a thoroughly reliable man
who never made a promise he did not intend
to keep, and prided himself upon his business
integrity. Socially he was an agreeable com-
panion, and had many friends. He was an
Odd Fellow, and high in the councils of that
order. In politics he was a staunch and active
Democrat. Thorgh not a professional Chris-
tian, he attended the Baptist church. Mr.
Mc \nister married, in 1867, Margaret Bart-

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