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coast in Lincoln county. Maine. Children:
Asahel, mentioned below ; Susannah, Mary,
Abagail, Hannah, Deborah, Johanna.

(\T) Asahel, son of James (3) Savage,
was born at Kingfield. about 1790. He mar-
ried, in 1814, Jane Perry, a native of Maine.
He w-as a member of the Congregational
church ; a Democrat in politics and a well-to-
do farmer. Children: i. Americus, born June
9, 1816. 2. Stillman Stone, November 4,
1817, mentioned below. 3. Joseph, October
29, 1819. 4. Cyrus, September 9, 1821. 5.
Perry, June 19, 1823. 6. Marinda, November
II, 1825. 7. Asahel Jr., January 19. 1828.
8. Hiram, September 4, 1830. 9. Solomon,
June 29, 1832. 10. Sarah Jane, August 10,
1834. All born in Kingfield, Maine, except
Solomon and Sarah Jane, who were born in
Freeman, Maine.

(\'II) Stillman Stone, son of .Asahel Sav-
age, was born at Kingfield, Maine, November
4, 1817. He married Sarah, born May, 1841,
daughter of George and Sally Locklin. Chil-
dren : I. George A., born April 6, 1842. 2.
Marinda Thompson, March 14, 1845. married
Charles Wellington Young. (See sketch of
Young family herewith). 3. Stillman Stone
Jr., October 17, 1850. 4. Stephen L., July
27, 1856. 5. Belinda .\., June 2, 1861.

The immigrant ancestor of the
LOCKE Locke family, a section of W'hich

is w'rittcn below, was a pioneer
in the New Hampshire settlement, where he
w'as a prominent citizen and long remem-
bered for his useful life and tragic death.

(I) Captain John Locke, according to tra-
dition, came from Yorkshire, England, in
1644, or. 1638, as some accounts say, and
"first settled at Dover, New Hampshire, w-here
he owned a right of land," thence he moved
to what is known as Fort Point, in New Castle,
and from New Castle to Sagamore Creek,
where he lived until 1655, when he removed
to Hampton. The foregoing is only tradition
and not fully relied on. This statement as to
him is found in the Portsmouth records : ".And
likewise John Locke is to have a house lot
between John Jackson's and William Cotter's
rails, the lot eight acres. At a town-meeting
held this first day of January, 1656," at a
meeting January 22, 1660, "John Locke hav-
ing eight acres to have eight more," and the
same year there w-as laid out to him eight acres
from Stony Brook towards John Jones, 24
pale wide and 40 pale back "into the woods
upon a South West line. John Locke of
Portsmouth, carpenter, and wiie Elizabeth
sold James Drew a new dwelling house and
eight acres of land March 23, 1661, and Sep-
tember 8, 1674, he sold eight acres to \\'illiam


1^7 i

(Collier?) "divided land in Portsmouth.'' At
a town meeting in Portsmouth, March 8, 1666,
he subscribed five shillings for Mr. Moody,
the minister, and the same year Captain
Locke was fined five whether shillings or
pounds, or for what is not stated, "Oct. 26,
1 67 1 a note drawn on Hen. Bering, Constable,
to pay John Locke 125," probably for car-
penter work done for the town. From the
town records, it seems that Captain Locke
"sat down with common lands at Josselyn's
Necks'' much against the wishes of the pro-
prietors within the town of Hampton, and that
trouble grew out of it ; but on the 8 or 28 of
^larch, 1667, the town records show the fol-
lowing action was taken : "Upon the motion
of John Locke, who desireth to yield himself
to the town of Hampton as an inhabitant here
amongst us, being already settled upon Jos-
selyn's Neck in Hampton bounds, the towne
hath accepted of ye said Locke for an inhabi-
tant accordingly," and thus the "Squatter"
was transformed into an "inhabitant" and
there he resided the remainder of his life.
The Hampton town records, state that "John
Locke Senr. was killed by the Heathen in his
lot at work upon Aug. 26, 1696." This stated
that he was killed by the Indians as he was
reaping grain in his field ; that the Indians
had a grudge against him on account of his
having been very active against them and in-
strumental in defeating them in several of
their attempts to destroy the inhabitants of
the seacoast; and that at this time the In-
dians, eight in number, came with an express
design (as appeared afterward) to avenge
themselves in his death ; and having accom-
plished their bloody purpose, returned again
without any other material damages. Another
account says that a boy who was with him
secreted himself under some bundles of grain
and escaped, and that Captain Locke, after
being shot, struck one of the Indians with
his sickle and cut off his nose. Years after-
ward a son of his met a noseless Indian in
Portsmouth ; the recognition was mutual, but
whether vengeance followed we are not in-
formed. Captain Locke was about seventy
years of age at his death. About 1652 John
Locke married Elizabeth, the daughter of
William Berry (who was probably the first
settler of Hampton), at a place called Sandy
Beach, now Rye. She was living in Febru-
ary, 1707. According to the records the chil-
dren of John Locke were: John, Elizabeth,
Nathaniel, Alice (or Elsie), Edward, Trv-
pheria, Rebecca, ]Mary, William, James and

(II) Nathaniel, probably son of Captain
John and Elizabeth (Berry) Locke, was born
in 1661, and died November 12, 1734. He
married, June 22, 1688, Dorothy, daughter of
Jasper Blake. He is said to have had nine-
teen children, but the names of only twelve are
on record. They were : John, Dorothy, Try-
pheria, Elizabeth, Rachel, Nathaniel, Joseph,
Samuel, Jonathan, Deborah, Abijah and Tim-

(III) Captain Nathaniel, second son of
Nathaniel and Dorothy (Blake) Locke, was
born October 18, 1698. He married (first)
Abigail Prescott, born March 23, 1703, daugh-
ter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Prescott, of
Hampton. She was lost at sea, on her passage
from her home in Maine to Boston. He mar-
ried (second) Mary Stubbs. He settled in
Falmouth (Portland), Maine, where he died
about 1780.

( IV) John, son of Captain Nathaniel Locke,
was bom in 1742, lived in Falmouth, Maine,
and died there in 1810. He married Susan-
nah Locke, who was born in 1730 and died
in 1825.

(V) Ebenezer, son of John and Susannah
Locke, was born September 8, 1774, died No-
vember II, 1831. He married (first) Jan-
uary 3, 1801, in Falmouth, Maine, Hannah
Tewksbury, born November 29, 1780, died
October 15, 1825. He married (second) July
25, 1828, Mrs. Ann Pomroy, a widow with
four children, who was born June 10, 1770.
His children, all by the first wife, were: i.
Susanna, born January i, 1802, died Decem-
ber 15. 1826. 2. Hannah, September 28, 1803.
3. Ebenezer, November 12, 1805, died Novem-
ber 21, 1844. 4. John Mason, see below. 5.
Stephen, March 9, 1809, died September 26.
183 1. 6. Nathaniel, March 8, 1812, died De-
cember 9, 1873. 7. Joel, October i, 1815. 8.
Miles Standish, May 17, 1818, died February
I, 1881. 9. Lucy, December 9, 1821, died
August 18, 1843. 10. Elizabeth, July 19, 1824,
died April 9, 1896.

(\'T) John Mason, second son of Ebenezer
and Hannah (Tewksbury) Locke, was born
May 15, 1807, died April, 1883. He was
engaged in agricultural pursuits, and lived in
Falmouth Foreside. He married Phebe Pom-
roy. Children: i. Cordelia P., born April 16,
1842, married Charles D. Thompson ; children :
i. Charles Edward, married Cora Thomas ; ii.
Stephen C. : iii. INIabel, died young; iv. Ches-
tena Warren, married Elmer Lowell and had
two children, Philip Eugene and Glenda
Locke ; v. Bertha, died aged eighteen ; vi.
Fred Pomrov, died young; vii. Florence Isa-


bcUa- viii Nellie Elizabeth, married Harry
White lived in Waterbury. Connecticut. 2.
John Mason, born April 22, 1844. married
Nellie Bridges; children: i. Phebe. marned
kmerv Dennison and had Hazel and Edward;
ii Elizabeth. .V Edward Howard, born 1-eb-
ruarv 28. 1846, married Chestena Freeman;
children: i. Walter I., married Alma Levin;
ii Mildred H.. married Franklin Skilhngs, one
child. Mabel; iii. Mary Edna, marned George
Sprague. one child. George Edward. 4.
Stephen Brainard, see below. 5. Warren Gil-
man, born January 29, 1851, marned Eliza-
beth Moore.

(VH) Stephen Brainard, third son of John
Mason and Phebe (Pomroy) Locke, was born
in Falmouth. Maine, August 25, 1848. He
was educated in the public schools. He learned
the trade of sailmaker. engaged in this in-
dustry on his own account and had a pros-
perous bur iness in Portland, employing a large
number of workmen. He attends the Con-
gregational church, and votes the Republican
ticket. He is a member of Hodatta Lodge,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Una
Encampment, and Munjoy Lodge, Knights of
Pythias. He married, in Portland, April 8,
1874, Susan Jane Sargent, daughter of Fitz
Edward and Clarissa Jane (Hood) Sargent,
granddaughter of David and Mary (Davis)
Sargent and sister of Mrs. Thomas S.
Laughlin, of Portland; she died January 29,
1909. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Locke: i.
Harry Warren, born December 19, 1874, a
stenographer, resides in Portland. 2. Elmer
George, born September 6, 1882, in the em-
ploy of the Clark Eddy Company, of Port-
land. 3. Lester Sargent, born June 2, 1884,
died November 21, 1885. Mr. Stephen B.
Locke died January 29, 1909.

The name and family of
BOOTHBY Boothby are of great an-
tiquity, and may be traced
back at least a thousand years. One distin-
guished antiquarian slates that about the year
800, King Egbert divided the Saxon nation
into counties, hundreds and wapentakes, and
that one of the latter sections in Lincolnshire
was named Boothby. In the same county
was a market town named Boothby- Paynell ;
and also a manor house called Boothby. The
historians, Cambden and Leland, say that
these places received their name from the
Boothby family, then resident there. More
modern writers have objected to this theory,
because few surnames existed at so remote a

period. The family tradition is that the name
in its rudimentary form was derived from a
Danish tribe named Bobi that settled early
in Britain, and that the present house is de-
scended from the chiefs of that tribe, who
settled in Lincolnshire. Ethnologists are of
the opinion that the name is of undoubted
Danish origin; it is certain that it is neither
Roman nor Saxon. The Boothby pedigree
was compiled by Dr. Sanderson, who subse-
quently became bishop of Lincoln, and the
original manuscripts in Latin are preserved
in the British Museum. He traces the family
through more than twenty generations, from
Thedoric de Bothcb\ , knight, Lord of Botheby.
who married Lozelina. who laid the founda-
tion of Croyland Abbey church and endowed
the same in the year 1114. The seat of this
family is at Ashburn Hall, county Derby, and
the present owner is Sir Charles Brooke Booth-
by, born in 1856. One of the more interest-
ing of the recent ancestors was the second Sir
Brooke Boothby. who succeeded to the estate
in 1789. He was a poet and author of some
note, and was one of the literary circle of
which Dr. Erasmus Darwin, Miss Seward and
the Edgeworths were members. Perhaps he
will best be remembered as the father of the
lovely little Penelope Boothby, who died
young, but whose portrait is one of the most
celebrated of the great Sir Joshua Reynold's
canvasses. Thousands of people, who have
no other association with the name of Booth-
by. have probably seen a reproduction of this
picture of the little girl in the quaint mob
cap. with the modestly folded hands, and have
felt a sympathetic interest in her history. The
arms of the Boothby family are : Argent, on a
canton ; sable, a lion's paw, erased, in bend
argent. The crest is a lion's paw, erased,
erect, or. The motto is: '"Mors Christi, mors
mortis mihi," which may be rendered : The
death of Christ is the annihilation of death for

(I) Henry Boothby was born in England,
migrated to Ireland, married and had children
there, and came to Kittery, now in Maine,
about 1720. His brother Thomas, who had
been with him in Ireland, came by way of
Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Wells, Maine. It is
possible that Henry Boothby moved to Scar-
borough with his sons, and was the Henry
Boothby whose name appears as a charter
member of the Black Point church. It is
known that he had two sons : Thomas, whose
sketch follows ; and Samuel, who settled in
Scarborough. There was also a Jane Booth-



bv. who might have been a daughter of Henry,
who was published with John Moore (2) at
Kittery. December 18, 1742.

(II) Thomas, son of Henry Boothby, was
born in Ireland in 1700, and died at Scar-
borough, Maine, March 25, 1758. He came
to Kittery, Maine, with his father about 1720,
and settled at Scarborough between 1730 and
1736. The intention of his marriage to Lydia
Came was recorded at Kittery, January 8.
1725. They had seven children: i. Jonathan,
born December i, 1725. 2. Samuel, whose
sketch follows. 3. Joseph, May 19, 1729, mar-
ried Susan McClellan, of Portland, and lived
at Scarborough. 4. Miriam, April 17, 1733,
married John Deering at Kittery. 5. John,
April 27, 1735, died young. 6. Eunice, No-
vember 22, 1736, married Philip Aubin, and
died in 1756. 7. Lois, November 22, 1736,
married Isaac Deering.

(HI) Samuel, second son of Thomas and
Lydia (Came) Boothby, was born at Kittery,
Maine, February 10, 1727, and died some time
after 1783. On July 3, 1752, he married his
first wife, Susanna Milliken, of Scarborough,
by whom he had three children : i. John, born
February 21, 1753. 2. Eunice, March 10, 1755,
married Joseph Merrill, and lived at Liver-
more. Maine. 3. Susanna, March 10, 1757,
died in 1833. Samuel Boothby's second wife
was Molly Deering, whom he married Novem-
ber 14, 1765. They had seven children: i.
Richard, born July 22, 1766, married Anna
Staples and settled in Saco. 2. Paulina, April
5, 1 77 1. 3. Susanna, March 31, 1773, died
April 7, 1805. 4. Anna, May 19, 1775. 5.
Cornelius, November 18, 1777, married Mar-
garet and settled in Saco. 6. Jeremiah,

September 30, 1780, married Abigail M. E.
and settled in Saco. 7. Lemuel, No-
vember 13, 1783, married Rebecca >.loulton
and settled in Saco.

(I\') John, eldest child of Samuel Boothby
and his wife, Susanna IMilliken, was
born February 21, 1753, probably at Scar-
borough, Maine, and died January 27, 1840.
He made his home in Saco, where he was
engaged in agricultural pursuits. On Novem-
ber 24. 1773, he married Elizabeth Milliken,
of Scarborough, who died November 27, 1833.
Five children of this couple are recorded: i.
Isaac, born October 10, 1774, married Hannah
Foss and settled at Leeds, Maine. 2. Lydia,
January 25, 1777, married Hamilton Jenkins.
3. Stephen, whose sketch follows. 4. Susan,
December i, 1781. 5. Rev. John, September
30, 1787, married Anna Foss, and made his
permanent home at Saco. Isaac Boothby, the

eldest son, was a man of resolute will and
great endurance. He cleared field after field
at Leeds, Maine, till he had one of the largest
and best farms in town. Boothby's hill, north
of Leeds Center, was named for him. He also
engaged largely in the live stock business, and
carried many a drove of sleek bullocks to the
Brighton market. Although possessing but
limited educational advantages, he was a natu-
ral mathematician, and was endowed with a
keen and logical mind. Elder John Boothby,
the youngest of these children, like his brother
Stephen, lived to be ninety-one years of age.
He spent his early years in Leeds, but returned
to Saco in 1815. and made his permanent
home on a large farm where a brick mansion
was erected. He was ordained in the town
of Wayne, October 12, 1812, the services being
conducted out of doors in an ox cart. He
spent the early years of his ministry as an
evangelist, preaching in six states. He was
engaged in the ministry more than sixty
years, and was held in great esteem by his
younger brethren, who vied with each other
in doing him honor. His commanding and
stately presence at the conference, during his
old age, was a benediction.

(V) Stephen, second son of John and Eliza-
beth (Milliken) Boothby, was born at Saco,
Maine, November 7, 1779, and died June 5,
1 87 1. When a young man he went to Leeds,
Maine, and took up a farm on which he lived
till death. There was an old house on the
place, which he bought for fifteen dollars, and
he occupied this dwelling for some years. He
had had no educational opportunities in early
youth, but after his marriage he determined to
learn to read. In later years he became as
good a scholar as some who had had advan-
tages in childhood. He was an owner of ex-
tensive lands in Leeds and Wayne, which he
sold to many natives of the Saco valley, who
were induced to settle in those towns. Mr.
Boothby was a staunch Republican, and at-
tended the Baptist church. His first wife and
the mother of all his children was Susan
( Buzzell ) Boothby, of Winthrop, whom he
married about 1807. They were the parents
of Rev. Samuel, whose sketch follows. Will-
iam, born October i, 1810. Abigail, who died
young. Stephen Boothby married (second)
Hepsabeth Tibbetts, of Wells, Maine ; she died
September i, 1838. He married (third') Mrs.
Hannah (Churchill) Page.

(VD Rev. Samuel (2), eldest child of
Stephen and Susan (Buzzell) Boothby, was
born at Leeds, Maine. 1808, and died at Lew-
iston in that state, July 9, 1884. He received



a common school education, and remained o
the farm till of age. He ^vas bapt'^'-cc an
united with the Baptist church '" }) ^ "^ "
1830. and was ordained m 1840. bhortl> be
fore he began preaching he bought a farm u
Lccd-^. He served as pastor at Turner l.rulg.
four years, and afterwards at Wayne for hve
years' He labured for a year as a missionary
in Aroostook couniv, under the auspices of tlie
Maine Baptist Convention, and tlien entered
the service of the American Foreign hMebo-
cietv where he continued till ib83. A iter
I8S7 he lived at Lewiston, Maine, where he
acted as local missionary. He was a good
man a good husband and father, a good citi-
zen a good church member, a good minister
of the New Testament. On May i, 1831, Key.
'Samuel (2) Boothbv married Sarah Lead-
better, daughter of Samuel and Betsey
(Parcher) Leadbetter, of Leeds, Maine. She
died at Lewiston, June 12, 1887, and it was
said in her obituary : "Her devoted and self-
sacrificing life will ever be fragrant in the
memory of her four surviving children, and
many others who knew and loved her." Eight
children were born to Rev. Samuel (2) and
Sarah (Leadbetter) Boothby : i. Susau E.,
May 2, 1832. married Orson Lane, of Leeds.
2. Colonel Stephen, whose sketch follows. 3.
Elias P., September 22, 1835, died October 31,
1S40. 4. \iora (i.. July 8. 1838, married Or-
son Lane, of Leeds, after the death of her
elder sister. 5. Roswell C, whose sketch fol-
lows. 6. Emma S., February 9, 1842, mar-
ried Willard Lothrop, of Leeds. 7. Sarah
H., March 19. 1851, married Frederick B.
Stanford, of Brooklyn. New York. 8. Mari-
etta, July 12, 1853, died September 22, 1872.
(\TI)' Colonel Stephen (.2), eldest .son of
Rev. Samuel (2) and Sarah (Leadbetter)
Boothby, was born at Leeds, Maine, October
23. 1833, and died of wounds incurred in the
civil war, June 5, 1864. He entered Water-
ville College in 1853. and was graduated in
1857. He afterwards taught school, and also
served as an instructor and lecturer for teach-
ers' institutes, under the state superintendent
of education. In the spring of 1861 Mr.
Boothby formed a partnership with Mark H.
Dunncli, afterward a member of congress, and
engaged in the practice of law in Portland
with flattering prospects of success; but they
had scarcely entered upon their legal career
before the civil war broke out, and both men
responded to their country's call. Stephen
Boothby entered the First Maine Cavalry as
first lieutenant of Company F, and was pro-
moted to a captaincy the next year. He was

on duty with his company till appointed ma-
jor in 'April. 1863, with the exception of a
few months in the autumn of 1862. when he
acted as aide de camp to tlic military governor
of Frederick, Maryland. In July, 1863. he
was promoted to lieutenant-colonel, which
rank. he held until his death. While skirmish-
ing at Shepardston, he was badly wounded in
the back, but remained some time in the saddle.
He was allowed a furlough, and returned
home, where he stayed a short time to recu-
perate. On May 10, 1864, he led a charge in
the battle at Beaver Dam Station, \irginia,
and yvas shot through the right breast and
shoulder, which necessitated the operation of
exscction, and the removal of the right arm
at the shoulder joint. After a wearying ride
over the rough roads in an ambulance about
Richmond for five days, he was placed on a
hospital boat, and his splendid courage and
indomitable will kept him up so that hopes
were entertained of his recovery, but he died
in a hospital at Point Lookout, Maryland,
June 5, 1864, in his thirty-first year. His
body was taken to his father's home at Lewis-
ton, and received a military funeral. Almost
the entire Cumberland bar, of which he was
a member, was present, and a large military
escort followed the body to the grave and
fired the last salute. The horse he rode in
the field was led in the procession.

As a man Colonel Boothby was loved and
respected to an extraordinary degree, and his
memory is revered. He was one of those
noble men who remained uncorrupted amid
the temptations of a military life. Strictly
temperate, using neither liquor nor tobacco,
upright in morals, addicted to no vice or evil
habit, inflcxiblv honest, inaccessible to a
temptation to fraud or meanness, he was the
very soul of soldierly honor, and commanded
the highest respect of his fellows in arms.
Such qualities as his ennoble human nature,
and the brief record of his life must arouse
a thrill of admiration even in the breast of
the casual reader. Colonel C. H. Smith, at
a reunion of the First Maine Cavalry at Lew-
iston, on September 2, 1879, in the course of
an eloquent address, made the following re-
marks : "Lieutenant-Colonel Boothby died.
And as his noble soul went out, there came
to take its place the spirit of a deeper de-
votion to duty, a higher love of country, a
nobler disregard of danger in the cause of
right and justice, that hovered over the regi-
ment until its muster-out, and that still lingers
around and guides the comrades who were so
fortunate as to serve in the light of his ex-



ample. Lieutenant-Colonel Boothby died.
And shall we here to-day mourn his loss?
Shall we drop a tear, or breathe a word of
pity that he died so young, while so bright a
future was before him ? No ! Lieutenant-
Colonel Boothby died. Let us here, standing
by his grave, remembering his noble life and
glorious death, each one pledge ourselves to
emulate his example * * * Then shall
Lieutenant-Colonel Boothby not have lived in
vain. Then shall our sacrifices and hardships
not have been in vain. Then shall the war of
the Rebellion not have been fought in vain.
Then shall we be found worthy, at the last
grand roll-call to stand by the side of Lieu-
tenant-Colonel Boothby, in the awful presence
of the Great Commander of all, and joyously
answer 'Here !' "

(VII) Roswell C, third son of Rev. Sam-
uel (2) and Sarah (Leadbetter) Boothby, was
born at Leeds, Maine, January 16, 1840, and
remained on the farm till the age of seven-
teen, when he moved with his people to Lewis-
ton. There he attended the high school and
the Maine State Seminary (now Bates Col-
lege), from which he was graduated in the
class of i860. During the winters he taught
school to assist in paying his way. After
graduation he entered the Androscoggin Alill
as overseer of the cloth room, where he re-
mained for four years. In 1864 he bought a
farm at East Livermore, which he sold two
years later, and purchased a grist-mill at Liv-
ermore Falls. He managed the latter for
twenty years in connection with the "feed
business," and finally added a coal and wood
establishment. After a time he disposed of
his mill, and now confines his attention en-
tirely to the latter undertaking. Mr. Boothby
is a Republican in politics, and has held many
local offices. He was one of the board of se-
lectmen from 1875 to 1887, and from 1891 to
1894, and chairman of the board during the
last twelve years ; county commissioner from
1883 to 1893; justice of the peace; trial jus-
tice for many years, and finally made munici-
pal judge; member of the governor's council
for two years. He served as member of the
school committee from 1866 to 1869; and as

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