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ford, Massachusetts. He enlisted there in
June, 1745, for the expedition against Cape
Breton, as a member of Captain Gresham
Davis' company. In October of that year he
was sent to Boston as the agent of the com-
pany to make up its muster roll and was taken
ill so that he did not return to Cape Breton.
His son Samuel was also a member of the ex-
pedition and died about that time. After his
recovery, Zachariah Emery made, a petition
to the general court for the value of his gim,
and that of his son Samuel. He placed the
amount at twenty-five pounds ten shillings and
was granted three pounds eighteen shillings.
He died in 1752. He married (first) Sarah
(surname unknown), who died October 8,
1732. He married (second) ]\Iay 20, 1733,
Rebecca Reddington, of Topsfield, Massachu-
setts, who died in 1743-44. He married
(third) June 26, 1744, Thankful Foster, who
married (second) Jonathan Spaulding, of
Carlisle, and died .Vugust 31, 1785, at the age
of eighty-five years. There were ten children
by the first marriage, one by the second, two
by the third. Sarah (died young), Noah
(died young), Zachariah, Noah, Samuel, John,
Sarah, Daniel, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, James,
Thankful and Samuel. The first Samuel died
as before noted at Cape Breton, about 1745.



John and Daniel were soldiers of the revolu-

(\"I) Zachariah (3), second son of Zacha-
riah (2) and Sarah Emery, was born August
26, 1 7 16, in Chelmsford, and resided in
Townsend, ^Massachusetts, where he died May
3, 1804. He was a man of standing in the
community and served as selectman there from
1754 to 1756, in 1761-63-72-73-76-77, nine
years in all. He married, December 2, 1741,
Esther Stevens, who died a little more than a
month after him, on June 17, 1804. Their
chiluren were : Zachariah and James (twins),
Amos, Esther, Sarah, Elizabeth, Thankful,
John, Lucy, Samuel and William (twins) and
Levi. Zachariah and Amos were revolution-
ary soldiers.

(\TL) Levi, youngest child of Zachariah
(3) and Esther (Stevens) Emery, was born
November 3, 1762, in Townsend, and settled as
a young man in Blocmfield (now Skowhegan),
Maine, where he died April 22, 1857. Before
he was nineteen years old, he enlisted July
13, 1781, in Captain Asa Drury's company,
Colonel Turner's regiment, which company
was raised to serve five months from July i,
1781. He served four months and twenty-
three days, travel included, in Rhode Island.
He married, in Bloomfield, 2\Iindwell Ireland,
who was born January 6, 1772, and died April
15, 1857. Their children were: Sally, Esther,
Levi, Darius, Eunice, Asa, Zachariah, Char-
lotte and Sophronia, all born in Bloomfield.

(\"IIIj Zachariah (4), third son of Levi
and Mindwell (Ireland) Emery, was born
September 10, 1804, in Bloomfield, and died
at Athens, Maine, October 26, 1881. He was
a farmer in Athens, and a deacon of the Bap-
tist church. He married Abigail Cole, born
January 15, 1808, died August 5, 1898, at
Athens. Their children were: i. j\Iina A.,
widow of Alanson Lock, residing in Athens,
3.1aine. 2. Asa Cole, receives further mention
below. 3. Mary Angeline, widow of Way-
land Leighton, residing in Skowhegan, Maine.
4. INIartha Abigail, married (first) Ferdinand
Spaulding, who died in the civil war; (sec-
ond) Samuel Goodrich, who resides in Ath-
ens. 5. Henry Harrison, lives in Camden,
Maine. 6. ^Matilda Arrabell, deceased. 7.
Zachariah Judson, deceased. 8. Charles E.,
lives in Boston, Massachusetts. 9. Miranda
Alice, wife of William H. Wood, of West
Medford, ^Massachusetts.

(IX) Asa Cole, eldest son of Zachariah (4)
and Abigail (Cole) Emery, was born Febru-
ary I, 1831, in Athens, !\Iaine, and resides in
that town, where he has been a farmer, inn-

keeper and merchant, and is now retired. He
is affiliated with the Baptist church and the
Patrons of Husbandry, is a Republican in
principle and was a candidate for representa-
tive on the Greeley ticket. He married, De-
cember 30, 1856, Ellen Frances Hutchinson,
born January 19, 1839, in Athens, a daughter
of Ebenezer and Sabrina (Williams) Hutch-
inson (see Hutchinson XVH). They were
tlie parents of two sons, Eben Hutchinson and
Charles Augustus. The latter is now a resi-
dent of Athens.

(X) Eben Hutchinson, elder son of Asa
Cole and Ellen F. (Hutchinson) Emery, was
born December 8, i860, in Athens, where his
early years were spent. He was a student at
Somerset Academy at Athens, Maine, and the
Nichols Latin School at Lewiston, Elaine,
graduating from the latter institution in 1880.
He immediately entered Bates College, from
which he was graduated with the degree of
Bachelor of Arts in 1884. On July 30 of that
year he entered the government service in the
weather bureau, and has continued in this ser-
vice up to the present time. He was first sta-
tioned at Wilmington, North Carolina, subse-
quently at Key West, Florida; Chattanooga,
Tennessee ; Bismarck, North Dakota ; Havre,
^Montana ; Chicago and Cairo, Illinois ; Huron,
South Dakota ; Atlantic City, New Jersey ;
and New York City ; and is now located at the
last named point, where he is district fore-
caster of the weather bureau, in charge of the
New York City local office. His long ex-
perience has made Mr. Emery very expert in
his line of endeavor, and his genial nature and
democratic character make him friends among
his associates and those of the public who
come in contact with him. He is verj^ active
in the Masonic Order, having risen to the de-
gree of Knight Templar, and is a member of
Temple El Riad, Nobles of the ]\Iystic Shrine,
of South Dakota. He is a member of the
Maine Society of New York City, and is es-
teemed by his fellows. He married, October
6, 1897, Elizabeth Fillmore, of Boston, Mas-
sachusetts, born August 19, 1867, daughter of
John C. and Anne J. Fillmore. They are the
parents of a son and two daughters : Marion
Hutchinson, Elsie Fillmore and Josephine

In the maternal line, Eben Hutchinson de-
scends from Barnard Hutchinson, through an-
cestry elsewhere given in this work, and lead-
ing down to

(12) Benjamin, third son and fifth child of
Joseph Hutchinson and youngest child of his
first wife, was a native of Danvers and died



intestate in 173,^ He was a farmer, and lived
in that part of tlie homestead which he re-
ceived by deed of gift from his father, October
2, 1691. This contained thirty acres, and he
afterward acquired considerable land by pur-
chase, contiguous to this, and he also owned
a tract of ten acres on the west side of Ips-
wich river, which he bought August 6, 1713,
from his brother Robert. Before his death he
settled a snug estate upon each of his remain-
ing children, and disposed of the remain-
der of his property by sale. While an infant,
he had been adopted by Deacon Nathanial In-
gersoll, who had previously been bereaved of
his only child. lie married (first) before
1690, Jane, daughter of Walter and Margaret
Philips, who died in 171 1. He married (sec-
ond) January 26, 1715, Abigail Foster. He
was received into the church May 7, 1699, and
his W'ife on the 28th of the same month. She
was the mother of his eleven children. The
first, a son, died in infancy. The others were :
Benjamin (died young), Hannah, Benjamin,
Bethiah, Nathaniel, Sarah, Bartholomew,
Jane, Israel and John.

(13) According to the above, the first son
of Benjamin Hutchinson died in infancy. It
is believed by the writer that this is an error.
A thorough search of the records has failed
to discover any account of the birth of Timo-
thy Hutchinson. He is the first to be found in
the line herein traced, and the first record of
him appears in Hampton Falls, New Hamp-
shire, where in 1710 he appears on a petition
of the inhabitants of that precinct, asking to be
set off as a separate town, the petition bear-
ing date of May 3 of that year. The earliest
date of land purchased by him is November
13, 1 718, when he purchased land in that part
of Hampton now known as Kensington, which
land became his homestead. In the following
years his name is frequently on record. The
date of his death is unknown, but he was alive
as late as 1759, in which year he deeded the
homestead to his son Jonathan. His wife
Hannah was baptized and admitted to the
Hampton Falls Church, July 14, 1717, and her
death is recorded as of November 21, 1752,
and her age seventy years. A list of his chil-
dren has been made up from various sources
as follows: Ebenezer, John, Hannah, Jona-
than, Alary, Johnston and Phoebe.

( 14) Ebenezer, eldest son of Timothy and
Hannah Hutchinson, was born August 11,
171 1, in Hampton Falls, and resided in the
portion of that town which is now Kingston.
He signed a petition there in 1739. In 1741
he was in Exeter and in 1743 a citizen of

Brentwood. He was a member of the Exeter
company on the Crown Point Expedition, 1755
and 175S, and died August 11, 1788. He was
married in Kingston, November 2, 1748, to
Elizabeth Alarsh, who was born about 1708
and died August 21, 1804, at the age of ninety-
six years. Their children were : Henry,
Theophilus, John, Joseph and Elizabeth.

(15) Joseph (2), fourth son of Ebenezer
and Elizabeth (Marsh) Hutchinson, was born
August 4, 1750, in Brentwood, and settled in
Readfield, Maine, where he died August 17,
1828. He married, December 6, 1785, Ann
Whittier, born July 2, 1766, died January 3,
1819, and they were the parents of: Benja-
min, Elizabeth, Joseph, Ebenezer, Ann. Polly,
Hannah. Edmund Bridge, Phebe Bridge,
Sarah Hodge, Julia Ann, Henry Augustus
and Martha.

(16) Ebenezer (2), third son of Joseph (2)
and Ann (Whittier) Hutchinson, was born
April 25, 1794, in Readfield; settled in Ath-
ens and resided in that town, where he died
May ig, 1862. He married (first) August 22,
1 813, Alartha Maddocks and they were the
parents of two sons : Harrison and Charles.
Fie married (second) December 23, 1832,
Sabrina Williams, who died January 7, 1840,
aged twenty-nine years. She was the mother
of Henry Williams, Ellen Frances and George
Franklin. He married (third) October 28,
1840, Lois Williams Bishop, who was born
June 26, 1805, died September 10, 1878. She
bore him a son and daughter : Ebenezer and
Emma A.

(17) Ellen Frances, eldest daughter of
Ebenezer Hutchinson and second child of his
second wife, Sabrina Williams, was born Jan-
uary 19, 1839, in Athens, and became the wife
of Asa C. Emery (see Emery IX).

(For first generation see preceding sketch.)

(II) John (2), son of John
EMERY (i) and Agnes Emery, was
born at Romsey, September 29,
1598. In company with his brother Anthony
and their wives and children he sailed from
Southampton on board the ship '"James" of
London, William Cooper, master, which ar-
rived in Boston, June 3, 1635. Shortly after-
ward he proceeded to Newbury, where land
was granted him for a house lot. December
27, 1637, he was fined twenty shillings for hav-
ing enclosed a piece of groimd which had not
been previously laid out by the town, but in
the following February he was given legal
possession of the lot by a town order to that
effect. He was admitted a freeman in 1641



and his name appears in the list of ninety-one
freeholders of Newbury compiled in 1642. He
received an additional grant of land in 1644
(records say "Twenty-one acres and five
rods"); was a selectman in 1661 ; fence-
viewer and grand juryman in 1666; served
upon a trial jury in 1672 and was chosen to
carry the town's votes to Salem in 1676. Hos-
pitality was a crime in those days of religious
intolerance as evidenced by the ancient town
records of Newbury, which state that on the
complaint of the constable "John Emerrie"
was prosecuted and fined four pounds in 1663
by the court at Ipswich for entertaining trav-
ellers and Quakers. His death occurred in
Newbury, November 3, 1683. His first wife,
Mary, whom he married in England, died in
April, 1649, ^"d he married (second) Mrs.
Mary Webster, born Shatswell, and widow of
John Webster, of Ipswich ; she died April 28,
1694. JMr. Emery was the father of: John
and Ann, who were born in England ; Eben-
ezer, born in Newbury, September 16, 1648
(the records at hand state this child to have
been a daughter) ; and Jonathan, born in New-
bury, 'Slay 13, 1652, who was of the second

(III) John (3), eldest child of John (2)
and Mary Emery, was born in England about
1628. He was made a freeman in Newbury
in 1660 and in addition to possessing forty
acres of land, the gift of his father as a token
of "love and Affection,'' he was granted an-
other forty acres by the town, this lying over
the "Artichoke and Rasberry River." He
served at dififerent times as selectman, vote
carrier, trial juryman and tything man, and
in the records is designated as sergeant. His
will was made August 3, 1693. He married,
October 2, 1648. Mary Webster, a daughter of
his stepmother by her first husband, and she
died February 3, 1709. The children of this
union were : Mary, Hannah, John, Bethiah,
Sarah, Joseph, Stephen, Abigail, Samuel, Ju-
dith, Lydia, Elizabeth and Josiah.

(IV) John (4), third child and eldest son of
Sergeant John (3) and Mary (Webster) Em-
ery, was born in Newbury, September 2, 1656,
and died July 14, 1730. He married (first) June
13, 1683, Mary, born July 29, 1660, died No-
vember 3, 1699, daughter of William and Ruth
Sawyer; (second) Abigail Bartlett; (third)
Mary ]\Iarch. His children were : Mary,
Johnj Josiah, Daniel, Lydia, Sarah, Ruth and

(V) Lieutenant John (5), second child and
eldest son of John (4) and Mary (Sawyer)
Emery, born in Newbury, September 29, 1686,

died June 30, 1750. He married, December
30, 1714, Mehitable, who died June 11, 1773,
daughter of Henry and Ann (Sewall-Long-
fellow) Short. Ann Sewall was a daughter of
Henry and Jane (Dummer) Sewall, widow of
William Longfellow, and the second wife of
Henry Short. The children of Lieutenant
and Mehitable (Short) Emery were: Moses,
Anna, Josiah (died young), Mary, John, Me-
hitable, Sarah, Jane, Josiah, Daniel and Sam-

(VI) Moses, eldest child of Lieutenant
John (5) and Mehitable (Short) Emery, born
in Newbury, October 12, 1715, died April 11,
1789. He married, March 24, 1738, Lydia
Emery, born in 1718, died July 11, 1800, a
daughter of Stephen and Ruth (Jacques)
Emery, and a distant relative of her husband.
They had children : Lydia, Mary, John,
Moses, Josiah, Nathan, Sarah, Ann, Amos
and Michael.

(VII) Moses (2), second son and fourth
child of Moses (i) and Lydia (Emery)
Emery, was born in Newbury, January 31,
1745. Leaving his ancestral home when a
young man, he braved the dangers and priva-
tions of the wilderness of Maine and became
the third white settler at Bakerstown, now
Minot ; the first saw mill in that locality was
built by him. He married Ruth Bodwell, born
February 13, 1750, and noted for her piety
and courage, amply demonstrating the latter
quality by sharing with her husband the lonely
life of a pioneer. Of this union there were six
children : Olive, Ruth, Moses, Nathan, Mary
and Stephen.

(VIII) Moses (3), third child and eldest
son of Moses (2) and Ruth (Bodwell) Em-
ery, was the first male child born in Minot
and at his birth, which took place September
20, 1772, he was granted fifty acres of land
commemorative of the occasion. His last days
were spent at Livermore, Maine, where he
died November 4, 1861. He united with the
Methodist Episcopal church and became a lay
preacher at about the age of fifty years, and
thenceforward devoted much of his time to the
propagation of that faith. In 1793 he married
Susannah Woodward, born in 1775, died June
8, 1859, who bore him children: Moses, see
forward. Susannah, born January 9, 1797.
Abigail, October 15, 1799. Eunice, Novem-
ber 20, 1802. Irene, August 2, 1805. Eliza
Ann, July 23, 1809. Nathan Addison, Octo-
ber 25, 1813. Mary Ann, July 23, 1816. Sarah
Stowell, September 22, 1819.

(IX) Moses (4), eldest child of (3)
and Susannah (Woodward) Emery, born in



Minot, July i6, 1794, died in Saco, Maine,
May 12, 1881. Prompted by an irresistible
desire for a liberal education, he made strenu-
ous efforts in the face of numerous obstacles
to prepare for and enter college. Having
mastered the Latin text books by candle light
and without the aid of an instructor, he pur-
sued a short course at the Bridgton (Maine)
Academy and was finally admitted to the
sophomore class at Bow-doin College, from
which he was graduated in 1818, having de-
fra\ed all his expenses by teaching school.
He was accepted by Judge Bailey, of Wiscas-
set, as a law student, and w^as taken into part-
nership with his preceptor after his atlmis-
sion to the Lincoln county bar in 1821, and
four years later established himself in the gen-
eral practice of law at Saco. His long and
honorable career at the York county bar was
made notable by his connection with many
exacting litigations involving lofty principles
as well as important financial issues, and in
these he had as opponents such famous legal
experts as John Holmes, Nathan Clifford,
John Fairfield, Daniel Goodenow, N. D. Ap-
leton, the Shepleys and others. His methods
were based wholly upon the rigid rules of
common law and his victories were obtained
solely through the application of honest means.
He was a firm believer in equity trials, in
which he acquired special distinction, and out
of nineteen cases tried by him in the equity
court he lost but two. For many years he
was president of the York County Bar Asso-
ciation. In politics he was originally a Whig
and later a Republican, served with marked
ability in the Maine legislature, and as a can-
didate for congress in a strong Democratic
district he nearly defeated his opponent, who
obtained a majority of only three hundred
votes. While a member of the legislature,
1836-37. he secured the act authorizing the in-
corporation of the Portland, Saco & Ports-
mouth Railroad Company against formidable
opposition, and he w-as equally zealous in ad-
vocating the adoption of other improvements.
As one of the pioneer supporters of the tem-
perance cause he accomplished much toward
creating sentiments which finally resulted in
the enactment of the prohibitory liquor law,
and he displayed a similar enthusiasm relative
to the increase of educational facilities, serv-
ing for many vears as president of the board
of trustees of Thornton Academy. In his
religious belief he was a Unitarian. He mar-
ried, November 27, 1823, Sarah Cutts Thorn-
ton, a detailed account of whose family will
be found below. She became the mother of:

I. Thornton Cutts, born November 16, 1824,
married Abby Little Bailey, who died at
Emery's Crossing, Middle Yuba, California,
May 10, 1858. 2. Anne Paine, born February
25, 1827, died June 11, 1842. 3. Charles Car-
roll, born May 31, 1830, married Anna Cald-
well, who died February 27. 1897. 4. Sidney
Ilamaden, born September 27, 1832. died Sep-
tember 13, 1833. 5. Sarah Gennett, born Sep-
tember 6, 1834, died November 8, 1835. 6.
;\Ioses Jr., born September 15, 1837, died Sep-
tember 4, 1838. 7. George Addison, see be-

(X) George Addison, youngest child of
Moses (4) and Sarah Cutts (Thornton)
Emery, was born in Saco, Maine. November
14, 1839. He was graduated with the class
of 1863 from Bowdoin College, taking his
bachelor's degree, pursued his legal studies
under the direction of his father and was
admitted to the York county bar in 1866. Es-
tablishing himself as an attorney in Saco, he
was shortly afterward appointed judge of the
newly organized municipal court, serving in
this capacity with a great amount of credit
until 1871, and since his retirement has acted
as recorder of the court for the greater part
of the time. Upon his retirement the mem-
bers of the bar presented to the court a set
of resolutions expressing their gratitude to
Judge Emery for his able and impartial con-
duct while in office, and their pleasure in that
he would again join their ranks. These reso-
lutions were responded to in an appropriate
manner by Judge Emery and it was tiien or-
dered that they should be recorded in the books
of the court. Now, for about forty years
Judge Emery has conducted a profitable gen-
eral law business in his native city, being gov-
erned in his practice by the same lofty prin-
ciples and sound legal ethics which charac-
terized the career of his distinguished prede-
cessor, and he has attained an honorable record
both as a member of the bar and as an upright,
public-spirited citizen. He has figured promi-
nently in various matters outside of his legiti-
mate field of action, and has ably filled many
responsible positions of trust of a public and
a semi-public nature. He represented his
town in the lower branch of the state legis-
lature in 1881-83 ; is a charter member, and
at the present time secretary of the York
Institute; director in the York National Bank,
having served in that capacity continuously
since 1882; trustee of Saco Savings Bank;
trustee of the Dyer Library Association : trus-
tee, secretary and treasurer of the Thornton
Academv ; has acted as general agent of the



Provident Association for nearly thirty-five
years ; and was secretary of the Saco Board
of Trade. He is a member of the Park Com-
mission, of the Laurel Hill Cemetery Asso-
ciation and the Maine Historical Society, is a
IMaster Mason, and has been secretary of the
local Blue Lodge for more than twenty-five
years. In politics he is a Republican, and his
religious affiliations are with the Second Par-
ish (Unitarian) Church, of which he is a lead-
ing member and in which he has taken an im-
portant part in the administration of affairs.
The ancestral line of Sarah Cutts (Thorn-
ton) Emery, mother of George Addison, is
Anthony (i), James (2), James (3), which
see elsewhere, and :

(4) Rebecca, daughter of James (2) and
Margaret (Hitchcock) Emery, married (first)
Captain Daniel Smith, of Saco; (second) Cap-
tain Nathaniel Ladd, of Falmouth, Maine.
Her children were: Theophilus, Daniel, Re-
becca, Lydia, ^lary, Nathaniel, Alexander and

(5) Rebecca, daughter of Captain Daniel
and Rebecca (Emery) Smith, married Domin-
icus Scammon and had Dominicus and Eliza-

(6) Elizabeth, daughter of Dominicus and
Rebecca (Smith) Scammon, married Colonel
Thomas Cutts, of Indian Island, Saco, who
was the son of Hon. Richard and Eunice
(Curtis) Cutts. Colonel Cutts acquired pos-
session of the larger part of Indian Island by
purchase and for many years it was called
Cutts Island. Alost distinguished among his
children was Hon. Richard, at one time United
States representative and afterward comp-
troller of the treasury, and who married Anna
Payne, sister of Dolly, the wife of President

(7) Sarah, seventh child of Colonel Thomas
and Elizabeth (Scammon) Cutts, married. No-
vember 26, 1793, Dr. Thomas Gilbert Thorn-
ton, born August 31, 1769, died IMarch 4,
1824, son of Timothy and Eunice (Brown)
Thornton, and a descendant of Rev. Thomas
Thornton, early of Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
On the maternal side he was descended from
James and Sarah (Cogswell) Brown, of Ips-
wich, Massachusetts. Dr. Thornton studied
medicine under Dr. Joseph ^Manning and at
Harvard College, and settling in Saco, Elaine,
became an eminent physician. He was also
engaged in commercial pursuits and was one
of the most successful merchants in the state.
Upon Thomas Jefferson's accession to the
presidency Dr. Thornton was appointed United
States marshal for the district of Maine, and

held this office under Madison and Monroe.
He was also president of the Saco Bank and
a leader in the Democratic parly. The insti-
tution, however, with which his name is most
frequently associated is the Thornton Acad-
emy, with which he was closely identified. A
petition was presented to the ^Massachusetts
legislature in 181 1, placing before that body
the advi.-iability of establishing an academy in
Saco, York county, for the instruction of youth
in science, literature and morals, and the name
of Dr. Thornton was second in the list of
subscribers ; Colonel Thomas Cutts was the
first. The petition was granted, the institu-
tion to be called the Saco Academy, and Dr.
Thornton was named as one of the trustees.
The trustees organized at Cutts Hall, near the
new meeting-house in Saco, and Dr. Thorn-
ton was one of a committee of three ap-
pointed to draw^ and submit a suitable plan

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