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prison in 1779-80. He married Elizabeth
Pitts, and had a son and daughter ; the latter
died in infancy.

(\T) Pitt, only son of Broderick and Eliza-
beth (Pitts) Dillingham, was born December
19, 1772, in Sandwich, Massachusetts, and
died February 4, 1829, at Augusta, Maine. He
settled in that town in February, 1805, and
was a school teacher and a merchant, and
served many years as deputy sheriff and jailer.
He was moderator of that town for three
years, selectman four years, and representa-
tive in the legislature in 1817-19. He was a
man of fine literary taste, and had the largest
library in the town of Augusta during his
time. His first wife, Elizabeth Hatch, died
June 15, 1818, and he married (second) Feb-
ruary 28, 1821, Hannah B. Aldrich. Children
of first marriage: i. Joseph Pitt, born No-
vember 24, 1794, died April 12, 1854. 2. Wil-
liam Henry, born May 11, 1798, died Wood-
ville, Mississippi, April 22, 1857. 3. Albert
Addison, born June 8, 1800, died January 12,
1830. 4.- Hannibal, born February 17, 1802,
died October 8, 1830. 5. Eliza Pitts, wife of
James B. Hall, of Augusta, born May 22,
1804. 6. Charles G., born October, 1806, died
young. 7. Ann. born April 8, 1808. died
young. 8. Ann Catherine Gove, born Septem-
ber 15, 1809, died 1831. 9. Margaret Bridge,
born October 19, 1811, died 1832. 10. Mary,
born October 28, 1813. died 1832. Child by
second wife: Edward, born December 12,
1 82 1, died young.

(VII) Albert Addison, third son of Pitt
and Elizabeth (Hatch) Dillingham, born
June 8. 1800, died January 12, 1830. leaving
two children : William Addison Pitt and
Elizabeth B. The latter became the wife of
Dr. Albion Townsend, of Augusta.

(VHI) "William Addison Pitt Dillingham,
born September 4. 1824. in Augusta, Maine,
graduated from Harvard Divinity School
1847. '"1^1 was settled over the Universalist So-

ciety in Augusta at the age of twenty-three.
He took a prominent part in politics. In 1864
and 1865 he represented the town of Water-
ville in the legislature, and the last year was
speaker. He was special agent for the treas-
ury department in Mississippi after the civil
war, also one of the original trustees of the
Maine State Agricultural College. He look a
deep interest in agriculture and education, and
all public enterprises, giving them his strong
and earnest support. He had a fine farm in
Sidney (the original Townsend farm), where
he was living at the time of his death, and
which he had cultivated for many years. He
was a man of marked ability and thorough
uprightness of character." (Kennebec Jour-
7ial, April, 1871.)

He married Caroline Price Townsend, of
Sidney, Maine, born 1816, died September 23,
1870, in Sidney. She was a lineal descendant
of Daniel Townsend, who came from Massa-
chusetts to the Kennebec region and received
a grant of lot 18 in Augusta, in August, 1764.
His wife and seven children came from Mas-
sachusetts after he had macle a home, travel-
ing all the way in a canoe. They lived in a
log house on the west side of the river,. and
for many years after Howard's Mills were
built on the east side, Mr. Townsend was em-
ploy^ed there. Daniel (2), son of Daniel (i)
Townsend, was born in Massachusetts, and
resided in Augusta. He was a revolutionary
soldier, and died of camp fever near Ticon-
deroga. He was the father of Dodivah Town-
send, whose daughter. Caroline P., became the
wife of William A. P. Dillingham.

Four children were born to William Addi-
son Pitt and Caroline Price (Townsend) Dil-
lingham: I. Mary Elizabeth, born in 1848,
died young. 2. Thomas Manly, born in 1850.
3. Pitt, born in 1852. 4. Mabel Wilhelmina,
born in 1864.

(IX) Thomas Manly, eldest son and sec-
ond child of William Addison Pitt and Caro-
line Price (Townsend) Dillingham, entered
Dartmouth College in 1869, and graduated
from the Boston University School of Medi-
cine in 1874. He began the practice of his
profession in Augusta. Maine, and moved in
1889 to New York City, where he is still prac-
tising. Dr. Dillingham is ex-president of the
International Hahnemannian Association,
member of the New York, Massachusetts and
Maine Homoeopathic Medical Societies, and
of the American Institute of Homoeopathy.
He is a member of the Dartmouth Chapter of
the Beta Theta Phi Society of New York,
member and president of the Swedenborgian



Society of New York, member of the City and
Republican clubs. In 1897 he married Har-
riet Ashby Carlton, of Boston, daughter of
Samuel A. Carlton, Esq.

(IX) Pitt, second son and third child of
William Addison Pitt and Caroline Price
(Townsend) Dillingham, graduated from
Dartmouth College in 1873, and from Har-
vard Divinity School in 1876. He was first
settled over the Unitarian Society in Charles-
town, Massachusetts. He later removed to
the Buffalo (New York) Unitarian Society,
remaining until 1894, when he resigned his
position to take charge of the Calhoun Colored
School, which was so successfully established
some years before by the youngest child of
the family. Mabel W., and where she died in
1894, the result of her efforts in behalf of
the colored race. Pitt Dillingham married
Florence Batchelder Bell, daughter of Dr.
James B. Bell, of Boston, and has two living
children: William Pitt, born February 14,
i8go (Harvard. 1911), and Pauline Bell,' born
^lay 10, 1899.

(For preceding generations see Edward Dillingham I.)

(Ill) Edward (2), elder
DILLINGHAM son of Henry and Han-
nah (Perry) Dillingham,
was born in Sandwich, where he passed his
life and died March 29. 1739. He married,
September 26, 1695, Abigail Nye. Children:
Hannah, born July 12, 1696; Abigail, Febru-
ary 26, 1699; Simeon, September 24, 1700;
Edward, mentioned below ; Mary, October 22,
1705; Experience, March g, 1708; John, No-
vember 14, 1710: Deborah, June 7, 1716.

(R^) Edward (3), second son of Edward
(2) and Abigail (Nye) Dillingham, was born
March 12, 1704, in Sandwich, and resided
there. The christian name of his wife was
Elizabeth, and they had children : ^Cornelius,
born May 25, 1724; Sylvanus, November 17,
1725; Stephen, April 23, 1727; Remember,
December 17, 1730; Ignatius, mentioned be-
low; John, June 11, 1738.

(V) Ignatius, fourth son of Edward (3)
and Elizabeth Dillingham, was born April 16,

1732, in Sandwich, and resided in Falmouth,
Massachusetts. He married Deborah Gifford,
and had children : Samuel, Remember, Con-
tent, Lydia, Stephen, Edward, Ruth, William
and Joseph.

(VI) Samuel, son of Ignatius and Deborah
(Gifford) Dillingham, was born about 1754.
and settled in Freeport, Maine. No record of
his marriage appears. He had sons : Samuel,
Stephen, Edward and Meletiah.

(VII) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) Dil-
lingham, was born in 1789 in Freeport, and
died there in 1841. He was a blacksmith by
trade, and spent his entire life in the town,
where he was treasurer from 1810 to 1813.
The family was identified with the Congrega-
tional church. He married, December 22, 181 1,
Patience, daughter of James and Joanna
(Hamlin) Bacon. Children: Samuel J.,
George Bacon, Charles Thomas, Ebenezer
Hamblen, Joseph Edward, Albert Rose (died
young), and Albert Watson Rose.

(\Tir) Ebenezer Hamblen, fourth son of
Samuel (2) and Patience (Bacon) Dilling-
ham, was born about 1820 in Freeport, and
went south as a young man where he was for
many years a stevedore, loading ships with
cotton for shipment to the north. He was an
ardent Democrat in political principle and a
Universalist in religious faith. He married
Eliza Catherine Bailey, and they had a son
and a daughter : Frederic Bailey and Ann
Katherine. The last named is the widow of
Charles D. Clarke, now residing in Portland.

( IX) Frederic Bailey, only son of Ebenezer
Hamblen and Eliza C. (Bailey) Dillingham,
was born April 10, 1848, in Freeport, and was
reared in the village of Freeport, where he
was employed for many years as a salesman
in the store of Gore & Davis. He subsequently
went to Boston, where he was engaged in the
real estate business. For some time he oper-
ated an express line between Jamaica Plain
and Boston, and is now again engaged in the
real estate business. He is a member of the
Masonic order and a Universalist in religious
faith. He married Sophia Higgins Merrill,
born April 19, 1849, in Freeport, daughter of
Josiah Higgins and Catherine (Pote) ]\ler-
rill. Children: i. Frederic Hamblen, men-
tioned below. 2. Herbert, born October
14. 1872, now connected with the Far-
rington Company of Boston, manufacturers
of steel cases for small articles of everyda\' use.
He married Augusta Carr, of Portland, and
has a daughter, Margaret. 3. Alice Catherine.
Tune 23, 1875, wife of Frank S. W'inslow. of
Freeport. and has a son Arthur. 4. Mabel
Eliza (twin of Alice Catherine), wife of
Charles Porter, of Kellogg, Idaho. 5. Helen
Merrill, October 11, 1878, a teacher in a model
school at Salem, Massachusetts.

(X) Frederic Hamblen, eldest child of Fred-
eric Bailey and Sophia H. (]\Ierrill) Dilling-
ham, was born November 17, 1871. He at-
tended the public schools of that town, gradu-
ating from the high school in 1890. As a
boy he was employed in the same general



store where his fatlicr hati been employed, the
owners alter 1S83 heins Gore & Davis, and
later Edmund K Mallett. Junior, who was
young Dillingham's employer. Soon after at-
taining his majority, he entered the employ of
Joseph P.reck & Sons of lioston. the largest
seed and agricultural implement establishment
in New England, and remained in their em-
ploy for a period of seven years. He began as
a local salesman anil was rapidly promoted un-
til he had charge of the poultry and incubator
departments at the time he left this establish-
ment in 1901. .At that time he took charge of
the New York branch store of the Cyphers
Incubator Company of Buffalo, New York,
which position he still retains, having become
in the meantime a stockholder and director of
the company. Mr. Dillingham is a man of
genial nature and fine address and has made
and retains some strong friendships in the na-
tional metropolis. He is a Republican in poli-
tics, a member of tlie local lodge of the Im-
proved Order of Red Men at Freeport and of
tlie Royal .Arcanum at Ridgewood. New Jer-
sey, where he resided for some time. His
home is now in Mont Clair. He is a member
of the Essex Poultry. Pigeon and Pet Stock
Club, being one of its executive committee and
of the Maine Society in New York. His fam-
ily is identified with the Baptist church at
Mont Clair. He was married February 4,
1S99. in the Treniont Temple at Boston by Dr.
George Horace Lorimer to Evangeline John-
ston, born October ii. 1870. at Black Cape.
Bonavcnture county. Province of Quebec. She
is the third daughter of Thomas Johnston, a
farmer ci Black Cape, and his wife; Catherine
(Henderson') John.ston. Mr. and Mrs. Dilling-
ham have three children : Frederic Johnston,
born September 16. iSqq; Catherine Evange-
line, March 13. 1901. and Florence. March 5.

(For early {rencrotions see preceding sketches.)

(VII William, fourth
DILLINGH.AM son of Ignatius and De-
borah (GiflFord) Dilling-
ham, was born about 1770. at Cotuit, near Fal-
mouth. Massachusetts, and as a young man
removed to Brunswick. Maine. He was mar-
ried in Freeport by Rev. .Alfred Johnson. .April
17. 170:?. to Hann.ib Griffin. She was prob-
ably a daugliter of Moses Griffin, baptized Tulv
10. 1761. Children: William. Sewell. Diana
and John Griffin. He married a second time,
and had two children by the second marriage.
(\'II) William (2")." eldest son of William
(1^ and Hannah (Griffin') Dillingham, was

boni July 2. 1796, in Portland, and married
(first) in 1825. Sarah Hall, who was a mem-
ber of the Church of England. He was dis-
owned by the Quakers for marrying outside of
the Society, but continued to use their garb
and speech, and attended their meetings until
his death in 1S67. The latter part of his life
was passed in Saccarappa. now Wcstbrook,
Maine, where he was the village blacksmith.
Children: i. Latinus Charles, resided in Bid-
deford. 2. John Griffin, mentioned below. 3.
Elizabeth, died a spinster in Somersworth,
New Hampshire. 4. Aretas Henry, born 1833,
died in Springvale, Maine; he left issue:
Louis H., now residing in Somerville, Massa-
chusetts ; Martilini, wife of Clarence B. Good-
win, of Springvale. Maine; and Cora B.. now
of Gorham. Maine. 5. Hannah Griffin, mar-
ried George Baxter, and died in California, in
1866. 6. Maria, married Rev. Warren E.
Emery. All the sons were soldiers of the civil
war. Mr. Dillingham married (second) late
in life. Sarah Hutchinson, by whom there was
no issue.

(\TII) John Griffin, second son of William
(2) and Sarah (Hall) Dillingham, was born
September 4. 1829, in Portland, and passed
his childhood at Saccarappa. As a young man
he went to Newburyport. Massachusetts, and
was a telegraph operator in the service of the
Eastern railroad in that city, during the early
part of the civil war. After the battle of Get-
tysburg, in 1863. lie enlisted in Company G,
Thirty-second Regiment. Massachusetts In-
fantry, and went into camp at Liberty. \"ir-
ginia. He participated in the battles of the
\\ilderness and Spottsylvania Court House,
being wounded in the third day of fighting at
Spottsylvania. and died in the military hospital
at West Philadelphia, in June, 1864. In 1S59
he married, at Newton. New Hampshire.
Fanny S. Welch, born February 28. 183S, in
Jefferson. 'Maine, daughter of Paul and Lois
"(Glidden) Welch.

(IX) Frederic William, only son of John
Gritfin and Fanny S. (Welch) Dillingham,
was born January to. i860, in Newbur>port,
and was educated in the public schools of that
town. He became a telegraph operator, like
his father, and was employed in many cities
throughout the country. He was chief oper-
ator and afterwards manager of the telegraph
office at Norfolk. \'irg-inia. and left this posi-
tion to become confidential clerk in a promi-
nent cotton house. In 1886 he went to New
York to accept a similar position with the cot-
ton exchange house of Hubbard Price & Com-
pany. In 1890 he was admitted to partner-



ship in the establishment which is now con-
ducted under the style of Hubbard Bros. &
Company. He is a member of a number of
clubs, including the New York Athletic ; Cres-
cent Athletic; Aurora Grata Masonic, and
Bergen Beach Yacht clubs. He is a past mas-
ter of Aurora Grata Lodge, No. 756, F. and
A. M., and a past officer of the Grand Lodge
of New York ; past high priest of Constella-
tion Chapter, No. 2og, Royal Arch Masons,
and present representative of the Grand Chap-
ter of Georgia, near the Grand Chapter of
New York. He is an officer of the Scottish
Rite, and a member of the Knights Templar
and Nobles of the JMystic Shrine. He was
for many years an elder of the Bedford Pres-
byterian Church of Brooklyn, and president of
its board of trustees. He married, July 5,
1882, Nellie A. Richards, of Portland, jNIaine,
daughter of Horace and Adeline (Blackstone)
Richards of that city. Children: i. Charles
Emery, born June 30. 1883, died May 11, i88g.

2. Frederic William, born December 9, 1892.

3. Edna, November i, 1894. The first w-as
born in Norfolk, Virginia, and the others in

Ancestors of the New Eng-
PROCTOR land Proctors were early ar-
rivals in Boston, and partici-
pated in the original settlement of several im-
portant outlying districts. Descendants of the
original immigrants penetrated into remote re-
gions, becoming original settlers in territories
which afterward acquired dignity of state-
hood, and not a few of them went beyond the
limits of New England into the great west,
where their posterity are still to be found.
The Proctors were patriotic during the revo-
lutionary war and that of 1812-15; loyal to
the Union in the memorable civil strife of
1861-65; 3"d in addition to their honorable
military services they have acquired distinc-
tion in civil life. The family is of English
origin, and the name is first met with in the
records of Norfolk, where as early as the four-
teenth century they were closely allied by in-
termarriage with the celebrated Beauchamps,
which was the family' name of the Earl of
Pembroke. Among the landholders mentioned
in these records are Sir William Beauchamp
Proctor and his son George, who inherited in
turn an estate which had been granted origi-
nally by Sir John, Earl of Pembroke, to his
cousin, William de Beauchamp, who died in
1378. In searching for Proctors in other parts
of England, we find it recorded in "A History
of Northumberland," published at Newcastle-

on-Tync, by Andrew Reid & Company, that a

family of that name was established at Shaw-
don, in Yorkshire, at the beginning of the six-
teenth century, through the marriage of Wil-
liam Proctor, of Nether Bordtcy, to Isabel,
daughter of John Liburn, of Shawdon. Early
in the emigration period which began about
1629, four of this name were known to come
to New England — John. Richard, George and
Robert. Whether they were near relatives or
not is now impossible to determine, but there
is some evidence to show that they were de-
scendants of the above named William of
Nether Bordley, and it is quite reasonable to
infer that the latter was descended from old
Sir William Beauchamp Proctor, of Norfolk.
These immigrants landed in Boston between
1635 and 1643. John Proctor, aged forty
years, sailed from London in 1635, on the
"Sarah Ellen," with his wife and two chil-
dren, settling first in Ipswich and subsequently
in Salem. His son John and the latter's wife
were both convicted of witchcraft in 1692, and
the husband was executed, but the wife es-
caped the death penalty. Some of their de-
scendants are now residing in Boston. Rich-
ard Proctor settled in Yarmouth, Massachu-
setts, and there disappears wholly from the
records. George Proctor located in Dorches-
ter, and there reared a family. The branch
of the family coming directly within the prov-
ince of this sketch, is a line of descent from
Robert, through the latter's son James.

(I) Robert Proctor, earliest American an-
cestor of the families mentioned in this sketch,
first appears in this country in Concord, Mas-
'sachusetts, where he was made a freeman in
1643. In 1653 Robert Proctor, in connection
with Richard Hildreth and twenty-seven oth-
ers, petitioned the general court for a grant
of land six miles square, "to begin at Merri-
mack river at a neck of land next to Concord
river, and so run by Concord river south, and
west into the country to make up that cir-
cumference or quantity of land as above ex-
pressed." The petition was granted. In 1654
Mr. Proctor removed to the new plantation
which was organized November 22 of that
vear as a town under the name of Chelmsford.
The first four or five of his children were born
in Concord, and the others in Chelmsford. He
died in Chelmsford, April 28, 1697, leaving
lands to some of his children, and having al-
ready granted other lands to six sons. Plis
widow "administered on tlie estate. He mar-
ried, December 31, 1645. Jane, oldest daugh-
ter of Richard Hildreth, of Concord and
Chelmsford, the ancestor of the Hildreths in

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America, who died at Chelmsford in 1688.
Children : Sarah, Gershom, Mary, Peter, Dor-
othy, Elizabeth, James, Lydia, Samuel, Israel
and Thomas.

(II) Peter, second son of Robert and Jane
(Hildrcth) Proctor, was born in 1652, in Con-
cord, and was among the purchasers of the
Indian Plantation land, residing in Chelms-
ford, Massachusetts, where he died August i,
1730. He married, January 30, 1689, Mary,
daughter of James and Rebecca Stevenson
Patterson, who was born August 22, 1666, and
died October 12, 1724. Their children were:
Robert. Rebecca, Peter, Mary, Esther, Joseph
and Ezekiel.

(III) Ezekiel, youngest child of Peter and
Mary (Patterson) Proctor, was born Novem-
ber 19, 1709, in Chelmsford, and resided in
Westford, Massachusetts, until old age, when
he removed to Hollis, Xew Hampshire, to be
near his children, and died there February 21,
1777. He married, October 24. 1734, Eliza-
beth Cham])crlain ; children: Ezekiel (died
young), Abigail, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Sa-
rah, Abigail, Ezekiel and Esther.

(IV) Ezekiel (2), youngest son of Ezekiel
(i) and Elizabeth (Chamberlain) Proctor,
was born August 5, 1735, in Westford, and
was a soldier in the French and Indian war,
under Captain Daniel Fletcher, Colonel John
Cummings' regiment. Soon after 1770 he
moved to Hollis, Xew Hampshire, and there
his last five children were born. He married.
May 16, 1760, Elizabeth Proctor of Dun-
stable, whose parentage does not seem to be of
record. Their children were: Ezra (died
young), Elizabeth, Ezekiel (died young),'
Mary, Ezekiel, Joseph, Abijah. Hannah (died
young), Ezra, Hannah and Esther.

(V) Joseph, fourth son of Ezekiel (2) and
Elizabeth (Proctor) Proctor, was born June
19, 1770, in Westford, Massachusetts, and
grew to maturity in Hollis, New Hampshire.
About the time when he attained his majority
there was a considerable migration from the
section where he lived to the wilds of Maine,
the land having been spied out by soldiers who
had served in Maine during the revolution.
There does not seem to be any record of his
marriage or children. It is probable that he
found a wife after he removed to Maine, as
he does not appear in the records of Hollis at
any time, and he was probably father of

(\T) Jo.seph (2) Proctor, who was a resi-
dent of Winslow, Maine. There does not
seem to be any public record of his career.
The familv record shows him to be the father

(VII) Jeremiah Goodwin, born in Winslow,
Kennebec county, Maine, about 1810-20. He
was a mason, learning the trade in Winslow
and Waterville, and after working for a time
as a journeyman became an extensive contrac-
tor and builder, besides carrying on his farm
in Winslow. As his business as contractor and
builder increased, he changed his residence
from Winslow to Waterville, where he was a
member of the Methodist church. He was a
Republican in party politics, but did not aspire
to office. He married, about 1840, Mary
McCauseland, of Canaan, Maine; children:
George O., Homer C, E. Frank, Robert L.,
XMlliam B., Charles, Lucy H., Abby F., Mary
and Mattie.

(VTII) Robert Lincoln, son of Jeremiah
Goodwin and Mary (McCauseland) Proctor,
was born in Waterville, Maine, October 28,
1848. He was educated in the public schools
of Winslow, and learned there the trade of
mason and brick layer, as an apprentice to his
father. He then removed to Brookline. Mas-
sachusetts, where he worked as a journeyman
mason for four years, when he returned to
Waterville, where he became a general con-
tractor and builder, and in 1900 his extensive
business was incorporated as the Proctor &
Bowie Company, and the corporation did a
large hardware, lumber anfl brick trade, be-
sides being general contractors and builders.
On the election of officers to govern the cor-
poration, Mr. Proctor was elected president
and general manager. He was prominent in
the civic government of the city of Waterville,
was elected a member of the city council by
the Republican party, and after a term of years
in that office was promoted to the position of
alderman, and also served in the fire depart-
ment of the city as a member for many years.
Fie is an attendant of the Unitarian church,
and his fraternal affiliation is with Haverlock
Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of Waterville. He
married, November 20, 1870. Anna, daughter
of John and Julia (Page) Wendum, of Bos-
ton, Massachusetts; children: Elizabeth and
Lottis I. Wendum.

Maine' is a good state to emi-
\\TSWELL grate from. It was a rib

taken from Massachusetts,
and it is natural that the old stock, strength-
ened and revitalized by a tarry in Maine,
should drift back to its cradle land. Back to
the sod of their forefathers went Andrews and
Long to achieve seats in the gubernatorial
chair. To New York went the federalist Rufus
King, the peer of any of his contemporaries.



To Mississippi went the deformed and crip-
pled Prentiss, an active and alert mind in a
weak body. To the prairies of Illinois went
Chief Justice Fuller. To the United States
army went Major-General O. O. Howard,
greatest of those from Maine to engage in the
moral and rhetorical combat and gunplay
waged against African slavery. To the world

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