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Maine, and by this union four children were
born, two of whom. Clifford Hudson and
Gladys Austin, reached maturity. 2. Frank
Mason, married Minnie Ward, of Chicago,
minors. 3. Helen Mason, married Elias
Thomas, of Portland, Maine. 4. Hattie
Mason, married John M. Alorton, oldest son
of Oliver P. Morton, United States senator
from Indiana. 5. Julia Frances, married Sam-
uel F. Mattingly," of Washington. D. C. 6.
Henry Ward, married Pauline McCollough, of
San Francisco, California. 7. Chapin (q. v.).
The father of these children married as his
second wife, in 1859, Harriet Grendle, of Cas-
tine, Maine; children: i. Charlotte Metcalf,

married Frank B. Conger. 1. Samuel Peters
Jr., married Marion Kirkpatrick. 3. Minnie
(i.. unmarried. 4. Philip S., unmarried; a
captain in the United States Marine Corps.
5. Blanche B., unmarried. 6. Anna May,
married Charles W. McDermott. 7. George
G., unmarried.

Mr. Mnnvn was one of the members of the
Board of Public Works of the District of
Columbia for several years. This body of
men, selected by President Grant, were more
instrumental than any other in starting the
improvements which have made Washington
the most beautiful city of the United States.
He was also engaged with his .son, Austin P.
Brown, as a government contractor in Wash-
ington, furnishing government supplies to the
United States army, which business, although
very extensive and involving large sums of
money, each year, finally proved disastrous,
and he lost his entire fortune.

(\"III) Chapin, youngest son of Samuel
Peters and Oiarlotte Metcalf (Mason)
Brown, was born in Orland, near Bucksport,
Hancock county, Maine, March 25, 1856. He
spent his youthful years between 1861 and
1865 in W^ishington, D. C, and retains in
memory the important events of the later
years of the Rebellion. He returned to
Maine, however, to attend school for a portion
of the years between 1861 and 1867, at
Orland and subsequently at "Little Blue"'
school for Ixiys in Farniington. In 1867 he
returned to Washington, D. C. and was pre-
pared for college at the preparatory school
connected with the Columbian University
(now changed by act of the United States
Congress to the George Washington Univer-
sity ) in Washington City. He graduated
from the university, receiving the degree of
k. B. in 1876, and LL. B. in 1877, entering
upon his course in law while a senior in the
college. While attending the last year of the
law school, he held a government position in
the post office department in Washington,
from which he resigned upon being admitted
to practice at the bar of the District of Co-
lumbia, June 16, 1877.

In I goo he was elected president of the
George Washington Alumni Association ; and
in 1901 and 1902 he held the office of presi-
dent of the Bar .\ssociation of the District of
Columbia. By appointment of the President
of the United States he became a member of
the board of trustees of the Reform School
for Girls in the District of Columbia shortly
after it was created bv act of Congress in
1892, which act jilaced it under the super-



virion of the Department of Justice. He was
elected president of the board of trustees in

1903, resigning in 1906, but has remained
upon the board by successive appointments to
the present time, and is now vice-president of
the board. He was one of the charter mem-
bers of the University Club, and has retained
his membership to the present time. He has
been since 1886 a member of the Cosmos Club.
a social organization for the advancement of
scientific and literary objects. He is also a
member of the Columbia Historical Society
of Washington. He is also. one of the charter
members 01 the Commercial Club of Wash-
ington, D. C. the social organization of the
business and professional men of Washington,
and a member of its board of directors. He
was the member representing the District of
Columbia on the Republican National Commit-
tee at the convention held at Chicago June 21,

1904, that nominated Theodore Roosevelt for
President of the United States.

His interest in educational advancement was
early manifested in Washington when he was
ma<le a member of the board of trustees of
the Washington public schools, by making a
thorough study of the public school system as
it obtained in the older states, and his admin-
istration was productive of many reforms and
innovations theretofore unknown in the school
system of the District.

In 1894. when the national convention of
the Knights of Pythias was held in Washing-
ton, he was chairman of the committee of
citizens appointed to provide for the entertain-
ment of the visiting Sir Knights and their
ladies. At the inauguration of William Mc-
Kinley as President of the United States,
?i[arch 4. 1897, Mr. Brown was a member of
the general inaugural committee and chairman
of the transportation committee. On the oc-
casion of the dedication of the new municipal
building of the District of Columbia, which
took place July 4. 1908, he was selected to
make the address on behalf of the Washington
Chamber^of Commerce.

His law practice is of a general character
before the courts of the District of Columbia
and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Brown was never married.

(For pret-eding geDerations see Nathau Lord I.)

(IV) Thomas, youngest son of

LORD John and Mary (Chapman) Lord,

was born in Berwick, and married

(second wife) January 10, 1750-51, Mary

Wise. He died in 1767. Children: Mary,

iKjrn December 8, 1751; Henry, February i,

1754: Thomas. March 3, 1756; John, Decem-
ber 13, 1760; Dorcas, .April 27, 1763; Abigail,
.April 7, 1765; William Wise, November 29,
1767. and Lucy, named in her father's will.

(V) Thomas (2), second son of Thomas
(i) and Mary (Wise) Lord, was born in
Berwick, March 5, 1756. He probably moved
early to New Hampshire. The record of his
marriage reads : "Esther Bradbury married
Thomas Lord, born in Berwick. Maine, died
Freedom, New Hampshire, 1843." Esther
was daughter of Jacob and Abigail (Cole)
Bradbury, and was born 1764, in Biddeford,
Maine. She was the great-great-grand-
daughter of Captain Thomas Bradbury, the
emigrant, of county Essex, England, who set-
tled in Salisbury, Massachusetts, and whose
family is traced back to Robert Bradbury, of
Ollerset, Derbyshire, England. 1433. Thomas
Lord was a private in Captain Mark Wig-
gins' company, Colonel Pierce Long's regi-
ment of New Hampshire militia.

(VI) Thomas Bradbury, son of Thomas
(2) and Esther (Bradbury) Lord, was born
in Limerick, Maine. He married Clarissa
Watson. They resided in Limington, Maine.

(XII) William Godding, son of Thomas
Bradbury and Clarissa (Watson) Lord, was
born in Hiram. Maine, December 31. 1827.
Pie fitted for college at Limerick and Norway
Academies, and entered Waterville College
(now Colby L'uiversity) in 1847, graduating
in 185 1. He received the degree of A. M.
from Colby, 1854, and from Dartmouth in
1885. He was principal of Limington Acad-
emy, 1851-94, excepting twelve terms, when
he taught in the following institutions: High
School, Ware, Massachusetts, 1856-57 ; High
School, Saccarappa. Maine. 1860-64: Female
Seminary, Gorham, Maine. 1865-67 ; High
School. Scarboro. Maine. 1876-79. Mr. Lord
commenced teaching when but sixteen years
of age, and continued through an unbroken
period of fifty-one years, until his resignation
from Limington Academy in 1894. The com-
bined testimony of some of his pupils, voiced
by many who have become men of promi-
nence is, that he possessed "practically' all of
the requisite qralifications for a teacher :" was
"one of the men and best teacTiers ever
known ;" "a strong personality that won the
respect of students ;" had "great ability to
turn off work himself and to inspire ambition
in the young to make the most of their tal-
ents ;" "very genial and sympathetic ;" "an
ideal teacher and a noble man." He was a
great student and reader, and his lectures
were highly instructive. Was active in poli-



tics in Limingtoii, a Democrat in a Repub-
lican tuwn, but held almost every office — se-
lectman, town clerk, town treasurer, super-
visor of schools, and was a trial justice for
twenty-one years, 1877-98. He was a mem-
ber of Adoniram Lodge, F. and A. M., Lim-
ington, and of Aurora Chapter, R. A. M.,
Cornish, and held the highest office in the gift
of each, serving as the first high priest of the
latter. iMr. Lord was deacon in the Congre-
gational church, 1876-98, and was active in
Sunday school work. He married, in 1854,
JMary Shepard, daughter of Edward and Abi-
gail (Hicks) Clark, of Limington. He died
there, August 28, 1898. Their children were:
Mary Louise and William Edward, deceased ;
George Dana, graduate of and professor in
Dartmouth College; member of Delta Kappa
Epsilon fraternity ; Inez Clark and Edward
Thomas Sumner.

(VHI) Edward Thomas Sunnier, youngest
son of William G. and Mary S. (Clark) Lord,
was born at Limington, November 18, 1871.
He was educated at Limington Academy,
graduating 1885; Dartmouth, A. i!. 1891;
A. j\L 1894. He is also a member of the fol-
lowing clubs: Aldine; Dartmouth; Glen
Ridge and Glen Ridge Golf Club. He is a
member of Delta Ivappa Epsilon fraternity, of
which his father was a member in Colby Uni-
versity. He taught for one year at the
Worcester Academy, at Worcester, Massa-
chusetts, and in 1892 started as New England
sales agent for D. C. Heath & Company, con-
tinuing for two years, when he came to New
York City and engaged with the firm of
Charles S'cribner's Sons, 153-157 Fifth Ave-
nue, and is now general manager for the Edu-
cational Department. He married, April 18,
1905, Agnes, daughter of Andrew and Eliza-
beth Ferguson Halladay, of Brooklyn, New
York. Thev have one son, William Shepard

(For preceding generations see John Hall I.)

(HI) John (2), son of Ralph Hall
HALL and his first wife, was born in
Dover, as early as 1685, lived
first on Dover Neck, and after 1730 in
Soinersworth, New Hampshire, where he
had land evidently inherited from his father,
and which came 'originally from his grand-
father. He appears "to have possessed con-
siderable land in the town, and bought and
sold quite extensively. He married, August
9, 1705, Esther (or Hester), daughter of
Philip Cheslev, and sister to his father's sec-
ond wife. It is said of Esther Chesley that

site jumped from tlie upper story of her fath-
er's house at Durliam Falls, with a babe in
her arms, when nearly all others of the fam-
ily were killed bv Indians in i6(;4. Cliildren
of John and Esther (Chesley) Hall: [oiin,
Samuel, James, Keziali, Esther and iict.scy.

(IV) .Samuel, son of John (2) and Esther
(Chesley) Hall, was born about 1708. He re-
ceived his father's lands in Rollinsford, New
Hampshire, July 4, 1732, afterward lived in
Somersworth, and in 1750 removed from the
latter town to New Castle, Maine, with liis
family of eight sons and two daughters. I'our
of these sons died c[uite young, two died in the
colonial army, and two lived to good old age.
The baptismal name of his wife was Lydia,
but her family name is not known.

(V) Ebenezer, son of Samuel and Lydia
Hall, was born in Somersworth, .\'ew Hamp-
shire. June 16, 1743, and died in \'assalboro,
Maine, September 27, 1836. He wxnt from
Somersworth to New Castle, Maine, with his
father's family in 1750, and removed thence
to Vassalboro in 1808. He married, Febru-
ary 1, 1774, at Boston, Elizabeth Goff, born
June 3, 1748, died April 15, 1835. "The tra-
dition is that she was a descendant of Jutige
Goff, of England, the regicide." Children of
Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Goff) Hall: i.
Alexander, born January 18, 1871 ; died Octo-
ber 20, 1776. 2. Benjamin, born November
29, 1772, died Boston, October 27, 18 14. 3.
Mary, born .May 2, 1775, died Vassalboro,
Maine, Jamiary 4, 1854. 4. Betsey, born No-
vember 5, 1777, died May 17, 1865. 5. Han-
nah, born December 10, 1780, died X^assal-
boro, June 30, 1863. 6. .Alexander, born Jan-
uary 25, 1784, died Augusta, Georgia, July 27,
1822. 7. John Goft', torn March 4, 1792;
sheriff of Kennebeck county many j'ears, and
member of the state legislature. 8. George

(VI) George Washington, youngest son
and child of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Goff)
Hall, was born in Vassalboro, Maine, October
21, 1796, and died in Washington, D. C, in
March, 1873. He was a miller during the
earlier years of his life, and after leaving his
native state lived for a time in Boston, Massa-
chusetts, and Troy, New York. In 1847 'i*^
went to Washington and held a clerkship in
the navy department. He married Zerviah
Wall Sturgis, daughter of Jonathan Sturgis,
of Vassalboro, Maine, and a descendant of
the seventh generation of Edward Sturgis,
the immigrant, born in England, son of Pliilip
Sturgis. Edward Sturgis Jr.. son of Edward

the immigrant, was born in England in 1624,



came to America with his father, and mar-
ried Temperance Gorham. Edward Sturgis,
of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, son of Edward
and Temperance (Gorham) Sturgis, was born
in Yarmoulli in 1673, and married, November
29, 1703, Mchitabic Hallet. Edward Sturgis,
son of Edward and JNIehitable (Ilallctt) Stur-
gis, was born in Varinoutli, July 24, 17 10. and
married, February 3, 1730, Thankful Hedges.
Edward Sturgis, son of Edward and Thank-
ful (Hedges) Sturgis, was born July 27, 1737,
and married, January 28, 1767, Mary Bassett.
Thev had ten children: i. Mary, 1767. 2.
Abigail, 1770. 3. Samuel, 1772. 4. Thank-
ful, 1775. 3. James, 1776. 6. Olive, 1780. 8.
Jonathan, November 26, 1782, father of Zer-
viah Wall Sturgis, who married George
Washington Hall. g. Lucy, 1786. 10. Heman,
1789. All the children of Edward and Mary
(Bassett) Sturgis were born in Yarmouth,
ilassachusetts, and James, David, Jonathan
and Heman removed to A'assalboro with their
parents in 1795.

George Washington and Zerviah Wall
(Sturgis) Hall had seven children: i. (iotf
Alfred, twin with Albert G., born September
19, 1831. 2. Alfred G., twin with Goff Alfred,
born September 19, 1831 ; married Carrie H.
Nairn. 3. Anna Maria, married R. B. Don-
aldson, D. D. S., of Washington, a native of
^■irginia ; children : Anna B., bom January
25, 1857; Henry A., January 31, 1858: Lucy
D., January 18, 1861, died 1903, married H.
J. Lanck, and had daughter, Lucy Donaldson
Lanck. 4. Margaret, married John Swin-
doune, and had John, Cordelia, Hall, Mar-
garet and Charles Bruce Swindoune. 5. Eve-
lyn, died 1900; married Lee Nutwell, and had
GofF and Evelyn Nutwell. 6. Alfred Munroe,
died aged thirteen years. 7. Elizabeth, mar-
ried Dr. F. T. Johnson, of Washington, and
had Ethel Winne Johnson.

(VH) Gof! Alfred, son of George Wash-
ington and Zerviah Wall (Sturgis) Hall, was
bom in Vassalboro, Maine, September ig.
183 1, and was educated in the public and
academic schools of his native town, also in
public schools in Boston and Troy, New York.
In 1847 '^^ removed with his father's family
to Washington. D. C, and soon afterward be-
gan to learn telegraphy, which being accom-
plished he became an operator in the service
of the Bain Chemical Telegraph Company,
which company afterward merged with and
became a part of the Morse Company. In
April, 1852, he left off telegraphing and went
to California, by way of the Isthmus of Pan-
ama, but after a year in a region which to

him brought little else than climatic fevers,
returned to Washington and was given a posi-
tion as manager of the Western Union Tele-
graph office in that city; but at the end of a
year became cashier of the Washington Gas-
light Company, which position he held until
1861, when he became special agent of the
postoffice department, which appointment he
secured through the influence of Hannibal
Hamlin, then vice-president, during Mr. Lin-
coln's first presidential term. The field cov-
ered by his agency included Maryland, Vir-
ginia and Kentucky, and he performed the
duties of his position about one year, then
asked for and was granted a transfer to the
department in Washington. He remained in
the city until 1863. then resigned, and went to
New Orleans to engage in a general auction
and commission business. While there he
was appointed by the secretary of the navy
as United States prize auctioneer for the De-
partment of the Gulf, a position he held until
the close of the war. As prize auctioneer it
was his duty to make public sale of govern-
ment prizes taken in that jurisdiction bv the
federal forces and authorities, and also of con-
fiscated property, of corporations and indi-
viduals ; and in carrying out his duties it may
readily be .seen how a government official in
his position might become decidedly unpopular
with many southern people, although never
by any personal action on his part did he con-
tribute to the causes of their unfriendliness.
But the result of the matter was that he was
virtually compelled to leave New Orleans.
Soon afterward he received appointment as
cotton agent for the Treasury Department,
succeeding Governor Warmouth, of Louisi-
ana, and for several months lived in Houston,
Texas, in connection with the duties of hi.-
position, and at the end of that period re-
ceived appointment as deputy supervising
special treasury agent for the fourth agency
district, with headquarters at Galveston,
Te.xas. This place he soon afterward re-
signed on account of the serious illness of his
wife, then returned to Washington, and for a
time engaged in mercantile pursuits with only
indifTercnt success. In 1872 he became inter-
ested in a flour milling enterprise at Pontiac,
Michigan, and after three years of earnest
but unprofitable work in that state he re-
turned to Washington and became connected
with the municipal government of the Dis-
trict of Columbia, in the capacity of assistant
assessor, which position he still holds.

Mr. Hall is a Mason, past master of Fed-
eral Lodge, the oldest body of the craft in the



District of Columbia ; has served as an officer
ot the Grand lodge, and was deputy master
in 1862-63. In 1861 he received all the de-
grees in Free Masonry up to the thirty-second
degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. He
IS a firm and unyielding Republican, and in
i860 was a delegate to the Republican na-
tional convention which nominated Mr. Lin-
coln for the presidency, as well as his old
friend, Mr. Hamlin, for the vice-presidency.
Mr. Hall married Caroline, daughter of Cap-
tain Daniel Choate, of Portland, Maine, and
by her had six children: i. Kate, married
Edward Howes, of Philadelphia, Pennsyl-
vania. 2. Alice, unmarried. 3. Anna, unmar-
ried. 4. Mabel, now dead. 5. Edith, mar-
ried Dr. J. Hall Lewis, of Washington. 6.
May, married Edward Nye.

What pleasant memories
HAWTHORNE cluster around the name !

The history of New
England, past and present, passes in review
as we read the name in its pages. The stern
and uncompromising Puritan spirit of the two
early generations, as illustrated in the lives of
William and John Hathorne, as stamped by
them on church and state through their part
in the government of jMassachusetts Bay Col-
ony in the full meridian of the seventeenth
century, will never be forgotten. The perse-
cution of the Quakers and the injustice vis-
ited upon the innocent victims of the witch-
craft delusion will never be effaced from the
pages of history. Then the gentle spirit that
produced "The Scarlet Letter," "Mosses from
an Old Manse," "The Blithedale Romances,"
and made "The House of the Seven Gables,"
at Lenox; "Wayside," at Concord; the Old
Custom House at Salem; "Brook Farm" at
Roxbury; the old Manse in Concord; and
Blithedale and Newton — points of historic in-
terest, took all the sting from the history
made by the first two stern Puritans who bore
the name, and made Hawthorne synonymous
with gentleness, love of nature, the best in
literature, the spirit of love and forgiveness,
and the graves of Hawthorne at Sleepy Hol-
low, Concord, where the illustrious Emerson,
and Thoreau and his faithful and helpful
wife, Sophia Peabody, rest nearby, have be-
come the mecca of literary worshipers the
world over. The fruit that has sprung from
the misshapen seeds as first planted in the
new world has made it the garden of a new

In England, one James Hathorne and his
wife Joane lived in Bentley, Southampton-

shire, and he is sometimes credited as the
father of \\ dham, the immigrant ancestor of
tlie Hawthornes of New England. He was a
yeoman and had children : John, Peter, Will-
iam and Joane. His will was proved June
23, 1621. But to another William Hathorne
son of William and Sara Hathorne, of Ben-
held, Berkshire, England, belongs the honor
as the progenitor of the New England Ha-
thornes, the spelling of which name was
changed by his descendant, Nathaniel, the au-
thor, to Hawthorne, when he began the publi-
cation of his literary productions, and this
spelling of the name was thus made authori-

(I) William, son of William and Sara
Hathorne, of Binfiel<!, Berkshire county, Eng-
land, was born about 1607, and came to New
England with Winthrop in the "Arabella" in
1630. He lived first at Dorchester, where he
had a grant of land, and he appears prominent
in the affairs of the colony, as attested by the
records of the colony of the Massachusetts
Bay in New England. He was a deputv in
the general court for fourteen terms, was' ad-
mitted freeman in 1634, deputy from Dor-
chester 1635 antl 1637, removed to Salem,
from which place he was deputy many times,
and in 1644 was elected speaker of the gen-
eral court for his first term, and served in
that honorable position for several terms af-
terward. He was made assistant in 1662,
serving 1662-79, and was one of the most en-
ergetic, able and influential men in New Eng-
land in his day. His military career began in
Boston in 1639, when he is named as being
present at "training." He was captain of the
Salem company from May, 1646, and major
before 1656. His religious theories were se-
vere and bigoted, and he was arbitrary and
intolerant in the administration of aflfairs of
both church and State; and yet he was a zeal-
ous and fearless advocate of the personal
right of freedom against the overreaching au-
thority exhibited by royal emissaries and
agents. His worth and the advantage of his
citizenship to the little village of Salem, said
to have been at the time "the foremost of all
the Puritan communities," induced the town
authorities, which constituted the voice of the
people as expressed at the town meeting, to
settle in their midst, and as an inducement the
town granted him two hundred,and fifty acres
of land. His descendant, Nathaniel Haw-
thorne, says of him : "He had all the Puri-
tan traits, both good and evil." William
Hathorne, the Puritan immigrant, died in
Salem, Massachusetts, in 1681, aged seventy-



four vears. and his will was published Janu-
ary 28. 1681. The cliildren of 2^1ajor William
and Anne Hathorne were: i. A daughter,
born about 1633. 2. Sarah, ^March n. 1634-
35; married Joseph Coker, of Newbury, Mas-
sachusetts. 3. Eleazer, August i, 1637; mar-
ried Abigail, daughter of George Corwin. 4.
Nathaniel. August 11. 1639. 5. John, August
3. 1641 : married Ruth, daughter of George
Gardner. 6. Anna. December 12, 1642. mar-
ried Joseph Porter. 7. William, April i,

1645, married Sarah ; was a soldier in

the war against the Narragansett Indians and
succeededCaptain Joseph Gardner, who com-
manded the company in which he served and
fell in the great "Swamp Fight" at South
Kingstown. "Rhode Island, where the Indians
were almost annihilated. Captain Hathorne
also engaged in subsequent Indian warfare
and was niade major of his regiment. He
died while his father was still living. 8. Eliz-
abeth, born in 1649. married Israel Porter.

<I1) John, third son and fifth child of
Major William and .Anne Hathorne, was born
in Salem, Massachusetts, August 5, and bap-
tized August 22, 1 64 1. He was made a free-
man in 1677, and was a deputy to the general
court of Massachusetts Bay Colony from Sa-
lem, 1683, and was made assistant and mem-
ber of the governor's council in 1684, serving
up to 1 712, excluding the years in which
Andros was governor. He w-as active and
merciless in the prosecution of the so-called
witches, being "exceedingly wed against
them." As a judge of the supreme court of

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