has no meaning in the form in Avhich it comes to us. If I were familiar
with the topography of the township. I think tlie name would interpret
itself; but. as I am not. I will not hazard a guess. Xor can I confidently
give the signification of Naticook or Naticott.*' In a later note, he adds:
â€¢â€¢That there is any al&nity between the name C'oimerticut antl Xaticot or
Naticook is Iiighly improbable. Such aliinity can not be established unless
it l)e shown that Naticct has lost an initial sound of Co, or Qui, or Quo.
Xaticook apparently is nearlj' related to Natick. tlie name of several localities
in New England ; and perhai)s to Nantucket, formerly written Xatoclto.
etc." NdCdok. the name of a brook in Dustable. must also be akin.
The r.sahnist sings of Jenisuleni us â€¢'beautiful for situation," and
the sons of Billerica, native or adopted, may justly speak her praise
Avitli similar enthusiasm. She has rivers, and ponds, and hills, with
mountains in the distant liaekgroinid, affording a i)i('tin'esque diversity
of landscape. Tiic Shawsiiin winds dreamily lliroiigh its meadows
on the east, and on flic west is the Concord, miicii larger, Init almost
as sluggish, until it reaches the fordway and falls at North Ijillerica.
West of the ConcoiMl is IJroad meadow, on (he north; (iilson Hill,
with its tine oiitliiK' in the centre, and the beautiful ^^'inning's Pond
in the south. Hanked by highlands towards the river, which were early
known as "Farley" Hill. Still farther southeast, in Carlisle, is the
''long hill" of the lathers, with "long hill meadow," still partly, in
Billerica. East of the Shawshiii, the head wati'rs of Ipswich Kiver
are found, in Lubber's Brook, and Danfortii's "Stop" Brook is south
of the AVoburn Koad, but no highlands find r
of breadth here belonging to liillerica. The central swell of laiid
between the two rivers has southerly the picturesque Nutting's Pond,
with Indian Hill on its northern side and on the east a plateau rising
to the north, and, beyond a depression, terminating in Bare Hill.
This hill is flanked by meadows, lieyond which is the elevated ground
on which the village is built, sloping towards the Concord, at the
Corner. Fox Hill stands guard on the northeast of the villaoe,
â€¢lescending rather abru[)tly to the lowlands and meadows along Fox
318 HISTOEY OF BILLERICA.
IJrook, oil Mic iiortliwi'st, and C'oiili'iit IJrook below as it winds toward
the Sliavvsliiii, and welcomes the ''Little Content" on its way, the
latter rising' east of Vox Hill. Another considerable brook rnns
southeast from Fox Hill to the iShawshin ;^ and Web's Brook, rising
northeast of Bare Hill, pnrsues the same course.
The swelling ground on which the village stands, while not very
high, is suMk'icntly elevated to give a wide view of the country
in all directions. It may have interest to survey the scene in imagi-
nation from the tower of tlie First Church. The spire of the North
Tewksbury chnrcli is ver}- nearly nortli and may be our starting
[loint. When the atmospheric conditions are verj^ favorable, a
rounded suiuniit may be dimly seen, which is almost certainly
(Juustock Mountain, south of Lake AVinnepesaukee, and sixty-five
miles distant. J\It. Washington is in the same direction, and if it
were otherwise possible to see this monarch of the White Mountains
Gunstock would liide it. About twelve degrees east is Patuckawa,
in Deerlield, New Hampshire, thirty-nine miles distant, and passing
as much farther we come to Pros[)ect Hill, once a Billerica landmark
and watch-tower in days of Lidian warfare. Tlien the village of
Tewksbury and State Alms-house, and a little farther east a summit
is to be seen, when the conditions favor, which may be Agamenticus,
fifty-four miles away. The village and seminary buildings at Andover
are hidden l)y Fox Hill, but Holt's Hill, southeast of Andover, marks
the locality. Then coming almost to the east point we reach the
vast Ituilding of the Insane Asylum, at Danvers. and passing the
east point as far come to the tower of tiie church in AVilmington,
and, a little farther, Heading ai)i)cars. A glimpse of the Woburn
spires follows. aii
highlands hide from view Bunker Hill jMonument and the State
House. Next come Ailington Heights and Blue Hill in Milton,
Lexington, and Bcdfoixl, which marks the south point. Concord
then shows its spires, and after a wider interval, about ten degrees
south of west, AVachusett lifts its rounded and conspicuous sunmiit.
The spires of AN'estford cut the horizon as much north of west, and
just beyond, in the distance, the singular head of Watatic, in Ashb}',
appears. Then avc come to Gilson's Hill in the foreground, and,
he^'ond and just south of it, Rol>in's Hill, in Chelmsford, and Kidder's
Mountain, in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, thirty-four miles distant.
" This brook is soinL-tiiiK's called W^right's, but is so favorite a lisliiiii; gromid of our
ex-governor that it iiiiglil litly bo christoucd "'ralbol's" Brook.
3IISCELLAXEOUS AND FINAL. 319
This brings us to tlu' iiiouarcb of the whole fii-cle, Monjuhiock, whose
sharp and grand crest must not be mistaken for some hjwer heiglit
less than forty-seA'en miles awa}". Farther north are two conspicuous
and fine summits, called, on the recent official map of New Hampshire,
Pack-Monadnock, but popularl} known as Temple and Peterborough
mountains. North of the latter, and through a depression in the hills
which gives the railroad a passage-wav, a rounded sunnnit may lÂ»e
occasionally seen with beautiful distinctness against the evening sky,
which I suppose to be Bald Mountain, in Antrim. Lyndeborough
JNIountain is succeeded by Crochet Mountain, in Francestown, vvitii
its longer crest; then Jo English Hill and, near by, the village of
Mont Vernon. Just- beyond, a very distant summit ma}' sometimes
be seen, which is possibly Sunapee Mountain, sixty-eight miles
distant, but probably some heiglit not quite so far; and the circle is
rounded by the Uncanoonucks, in (ioffstowii, with North Chelmsford
and Lowell in the foreground.
The chief interest of such an itinerary, if it has any, will be to
those who may have opportunity to follow it for themselves and fill
in the outline with other details. But it will serve to suggest to any
one the broad expanse of hills, and plains, and streams, over which
the eye travels to the distant summits. These, clothed in their ever
changing attire of sunshine and shadow, aflbrd a panorama of
peculiar beauty and grandeur. To watch the play of cloud and
storm as they travel over such a range is instructive and delightful ;
while the sunshine, with its shadows and above all its sunsets, is
surpassing. The praises of Andover sunsets have been sung more
widely, as generations of students have come and feasted and gone
out OA-er the earth. But I have had opportunity to enjoy and stud}'
both, and I do not look to see, this side of the gates of pearl, any
similar vision UKjre indescribable in its beauty and glory than 1 have
often witnessed in Billerica sunsets.
The following record of families is desigiied to include all names
and dates occuring in, the town records of births, marriages and deaths,
prior to 1800. Since that date, records which have been furnished
by families, continuations of earlier families, and such others as the
compiler has been able to gather, are added, but with no attempt at
completeness, which was for obvious reasons imi)racticable.
The three volumes of records of births, marriages and deaths
before 1840, furnish the basis of this register. Additions and corrections
have been gathered from various sources, of which the following should
be mentioned : â€”
1. The tax-lists. Avhich are consecutive, from 1733 to 1800, and
other town records.
2. The record of baptisms of the First Church, extending from
1748 to 1834.
3. Probate records and the registry of deeds.
4. Inscriptions upon grave-stones.
5. Family records and the memories of individuals.
6. Family genealogies and histories of other towns.
7. The important collections of the Xew England Historical
Genealogical Society, and the Register, which it nas long published.
The plan of this record is simple, and the abbreviations used are
common and self-explanatory. Successive families, bearing the same
name, are numbered, and the same heavy-faced number is used after
the name, where the person is previously mentioned as a child, and in
connection with his marriage, elsewhere. When a son is afterwards
mentioned as the father of a family, this reference figure following his
name indicates the fact and the place where his family will be found, and
if the figure does not follow a child's name, no family follows.
The completeness of such a record can he only approximate. The
years of research. i"ei)resented by Bond's WotertoiDi and Wyman's
Charlestov;n GeneaJogien, have not l)een at the connnand of this
comi)iler. and he can only say that he has done the best he could,
in the short time at his disposal. Some errors of the records and
of previous explorers, he has corrected, and if he has not added
more than his own share to the mistakes to which all such work is
exposed, it is as much as he can hope for. Charity is a lesson
which one must needs learn who delves in such records and labors,
and it should not detract from the esteem, approaching reverence, in which
Billerica properly holds the services of Jonathan Danforth, to note
the fact that an error is found in his record of liirth of the fii'st
son and the first daughter of the town. Trusting that this register
will be found of value to the old town, to her sous and daugliters
abroad, and to genealogical investigators, the author commits his work
to their charitable judgment.
ABBOT. 1. Joshua, dea., was the son of John Abbot, of Andover,
A\'hose father, George, was oni> of the first settlers of that town. He was
born 1685. June 1(5; m. 1710. June 10. Kebeeca Shed, dau. of John, 3.
She d..l720, April 7, and he ni. Dorcas Whiting, dau. of Oliver, 3.
She d. 17G5. Dee. 23, and he d. 1709. Feb. 11. He was town clerk, and an
active. usefiU citizen, and deaiMjn of the church. Ch. Echecca. b. 1711,
March 27; d. 1701, May 9. John. b. 171:5, May o; ni. Hannah Richardson,
daiiÂ» of Jonathan. 6, and lived in Westford, wh^re he d. 1701. Oct. 22.
SnraJi. 1). 1714-.}. Feb. 24; ni. Christo])lier Osgood. Jlart/ and Hannah,
b. 1717, Aug. 28; Mary ni. Ilenrv Jefts; Hannah ni. Phinehas Osgood.
Elizabeth, b. 1719, Dec. 7; m. Hobert AValker; d. 1803. Joshua. 2, b. 1722,
Oct. 28. Dorcas, b. 1724, Nov. 6, and d. 1810, Jan. 7. Oliver. 3, b. 1727,
March 26. David, 4, b. 1729, April 27. Lydia, b. 1732. June 26. and d.
1748. Oct. 13.
2. Joshua, dea., son of Joshua. 1, b. 1722. Oct. 28; ni. 1746, March 6,
Sarah Stearns, dau. of Isaac, jr.. 7; she d. 1803, Sept. 7, and he d. 1807,
Aug. 8. He gave a bell and a clock for the meeting-house, and left to the
town a legacj' of 81,400, the income to be devoted to the promotion of
sacred music. He had only one son, Joshua, b. 1747, Xov. 2, and d. 1752,
3. Oliver, son of Joshua. 1, b. 1727, March 20; m. 17o2, Feb. 13,
Joanna French, dau. of William, jr., 13; she d. 1768. Aug. 20, and he m.
1769. Aug. 1. Al)igail Hall, dau." of IJev. AVillard. of Westford. He d.
1796, April 10, and his widow. 1804, Aug. 4. Ch. Joanna, b. 1753, April 18,
and d. the next day. L;idia. b. 1754. July 11. and d. 1788, July 22.
Joanna, b. 1755, Julv 24; m. 1776, Mav 21. Simeon Winship. of Lexington.
Oliver, b. 1756, Dec. 1, and d. 1757. Feb. 9. Oliver Whiting, b. 1757,
Dec. 5, and d. 1758. May 1. Beriah. b. and d. 1759. April 1. Silence, b.
and d. 1760, July 21. Silent, b. and d. 1761. May 13. Dorcas, b. 1764,
Dec. 19; m. Jonathan Bowers. Joshua, b. 1772, July 29, and d. 1795,
June 7. in the island of Hispaniola. Ahiqail. )>. 1774, Sept. 14; m. Ephraim
Kidder. 19. EUzaheth. b. 1779, Feb. 4.
4. Davill, son of Joshua, 1, b. 1729, April 27; m. 1752, Aug. 25,
Hannah Ellis. She d. 1767. Dec. 17, and he m. 1768. June 28. Huldah
Paine, of Maiden, wV) d. 1797, Sept. 8. He d. 1801, Xov. 15. Ch. David,
b. 1760. June 5. and d. 1761. Dec. 19. David, h. 1770. Dec. 18; graduated
H. C. 1794. and d. 1804, April 9. Blaney. b. 1772. Oct. 25; lived,
unmarried, in Billerica; town clerk, and a useful citiz.en; d. 1855. July 17.
5. Jeremiah, son of Nathaniel, of Andover. and cousin of Joshua, 1,
b. 1709, Nov. 4; he was a saddler; m. 1735, Dec. 2. Hannah Ballard, of
Andover; he d. 1748, Aug. 28. and his widow m. 2d. AVilliam StickneJ^ esq.,
and d. 1789, Feb. 17. aged 85. Ch. Hannah, b. 1735, Oct. 10; m. Oliver
Farmer. 9. Jeremiah, b. 1738. Aug. 24. and d. 1740, April 12. Bebecca,
b. 1741, July 13; m. Richard Boviiton. and d. 1816. Jeremiah, b. 1745,
July 20, and d. Aug. 7. William, b. 1746, July 21; m. 1769, Dec. 28,
Rebecca Spalding, of Chelmsford, and lived in C. and in Wheelock. Vt.
Jeremiah, b. 1748, Aug. 11 ; m. 1769. Jan. 19, Susannah Baldwin, of
Tewksbury, and lived in Clielmsford and in AVilton, N. H.
6. David, son of David, of Andover, who A\'as cousin of Joshua. 1,
b. 1728, March 28; m. 1752, Dec. 28, Prudence Sheldon, dau. of Samuel. 3;
lived in Andover, in Barton, Vt., in Salem, O., and 1775-8, in B., where
was b. his youngest son; he had Ch. Hannah m. Aaron Parker. Campton,
Quebec ; Elizabeth, Prudence, Josiah, Samuel, David. Benjamin. Olive,
Dorcas m. John Snow, and Jeremiah, b. 1776. May 18. who lived in Gorham
and Portland. Me. David Al)bot d. in B.. 1788, Nov. 1.
7. Benjamin, son, prob. of David. 6, m. Betsev. Ch. Betsey, b.
1795. Jan. 1. Anna. b. 1796. April 22. Hannah, b. 1797." Nov. 16.
8. James, son of Joseph, of Andover, N. H. ; b. 1768. Feb. 22;
m. 1791. Feb. 20, Mehitable Holt. He was a merchant. Town clerk one
year, and representative. Ch. Sop\ronia, b. 1791, Dec. 7. James, b.
ABBOT â€” ALLEN. 3
1793, June 2. Joseph, b. 1795. Maj^ 8. Daniel, b. 1797, May -23. Mehitable,
bap. 1799. Feb. 24. Isaac, bap. 1800, Xov. 30. Isaac, bap. 1804, July 1.5.
John. bap. 1800, May 4. Clarissa, bap. 1808, March 13.
9. Nathan, son of Xathan, of ^Vilton. X. H. ; ni. JNlaiy Wilson.
Ch. Elizabeth, b. 178.'j, P>b. 25; ni. 1807, Sept. 6. Edward Kussell, of
Townsend. JIartha, b. 1788, Jan. 19; ni. Leonard Cashing. Nathan. 10,
b. 1790. Feb. 7. Lt/dia. b. 1792. Aug. 6; m. Nathaniel Stevenson.
Sophronia, b. 1795, Jan. 20; m. 1819, Asa Bushby, Danvers. Judith, b.
1797, March 14; m. Levi Felton. Marlboro*. Asenath. h. 1801. June 17.
Manj. )). 180(). Aug. 15; ni. Ilenrj' Kushby. Danvers.
10. Nathan,' son of Nathan, 9, h. 1790. Feb. 7; m. 1825. Nov. 10,
Hannah Farmer, dau. of Oliver, 14. She d. in Lowell. 1878, Dee. 26.
Ch. Oliver Farmer, b. 1826. Aug. 22. and d. 1827. Sept. 18. Hannah, b.
1827. Julv 27. Rachel, b. 1829. March 25. Henrii. b. 1831, May 1, and d.
June 20."^ Catherine, b. 1832. Oct. 12. George, b. 1835. March 6. and d.
May 20. Louisa, b. 1830. July 13. Sarah Elizabeth, b. *839. March 10.
11. f^}^orge, son of Stei)hen, whose fatlier. Stephen, was brother of
Joshua, 1, ni. 1779. V\pril 1. Kebecca Blanchard. dau. of Simon, 4.
Ch. Samuel, b. 1779. Nov. 2; lived in St. Stephen. N. E.. and in Wilton or
Salem, and had 7 ch. Rebecca. Sarah Stevens m. (ien. David Putnam.
Georr/e. Ephraim. Elizabeth. Stephen, and Mar;/.
ADAM8. 1. Jonas, of Chelmsford, m. 1740. Aug. 4. Eebecca. dau. of
2. William, of Boston, m. 1766, Nov. 5. Rachel Hovey, prob. dau. of
3. Joseph, m. 1794, May 2, Betsey Davis.
4. Nathan, m. 1796. May 16. Hannah MacCarty. dau. of William
Greenough. Mr. Adams was ;) tanner, merchant, and auctioneer, in
5. Amos, m. Susan Dodge, of Chai'lestown ; he d. and she m.
Hamilton, and d. 1878. March 20. Ch. Esther m. Aleck Stowell. a
jeweller, on Winter street. Boston. Edirard Amos. b. 1837. Nov. 25. An
early graduate of the Howe school. He was first, when the Eebellion
arose, to volunteer for â€¢â€¢three years or the war." from Billerica. He was
active in raising the ([uota of the town, and did faithful sei'vice. until his
death from woimds received near Petersburg. Va.. 1864. June 27. A fine
portrait has been presented by his friends to the Howe school. Snsan.
ALBEN, Henry, was in town before 1685. His wife was Deborah.
Ch. Allice. b. "1694. 01. 17."
ALLEN, 1. Samuel, prob. son and grandson of Samuel, sr. and jr.,
of Manchester; b. 1700. He was a merchant in Newliury and Manchester,
before settling in Billerica. 1763. He m. Abigail March, dau. of Rev.
Edmund, of Amesburj'. by whom he had 5 ch. ; and 2d, Hannah Godfrey,
of Nevvburj\ by whom he had 14 ch. Only one daughter by the first wife
lived to maturity, and several of the others died in infancy. His will is
dated 1775. Feb. 3. and names ch. Thomas. Jeremiah. Abigail and Dorcas,
and the daughters of Sanuiel. deceased. Ch. Abir/ail m. Lunt. of
Newburyport." Sarmiel. 2. Joseph d. at sea. Michael, captured at sea
and Impressed into the English service. Zadoc d. in B. Thomas. 3.
Zerubbabel and Jeremiah. 4, b. 1752, Feb. 11. Dorcas m. Michael Parsons.
Polley d. in B. Anney d. in Manchester.
2. Samuel, son of Samuel, 1, m. Salley Goodrich, of Newburv. He
d. 1768. at Halifax. Ch. Sarah. Ma,ry. b. 1768. Sept. 30.
3. Thomas, son of Samuel. 1, m. 1768, Oct. 13, Abigail Harvey,
of Cape Ann. His name disai)pears from tax-list, 1793. Ch. Zadock, 5,
b. 1770. Feb. 3. Abigail, b. 1773. June 3; m. William Tarbell. Anna. b.
1774, Nov. 26; unmarried. Joseph. 6, b. 1777, Jan. 31. Dorcas, b. 1780.
4. Jeremiah, son of Samuel; b. 1752, Feb. 11; ni. 1776. July 4.
Abigail Rogers, dau. of Samuel, 11. t He lived where Dea. King now lives ;
4 ALLEN â€” BACON.
(1. 1837. Oct. 28. Ch. Ahif/ail. h. 1777, Oct. 19. Jeremiah, 7, b. 1778. Aug". 12.
IMterm, h. 1780, April 15. Polh/. h. 1782, March 28; ni. 18U, jNIiirch 1.
Phillip Putnaiii. of Wilton. N. H. Samuel Bngers, b. 1783. Nov. 5.
Ameririis, h. 1787. March 18 ; hap. 1786. the record "says ; lived in Carlisle,
Penn. Xanri/. ]>. 178!), Ajii-il 4; ni. John Kichardson. 29. Ezra, 8, h. 1791.
Sept. 23. Hetir;/. 9, h. 1793. July 20. Jolut. )>. 1798. Jan. .").
5. Zjlrtock, son of Tlionia"s. 2, b. 1770. Feb. 3; ni. 1797. April 9,
Sarali Patten, dau. of John, 12; she d. 184(), May. 3. He d. 1840. May 1;
lived on the East road, wheiv his daught<'i- Sojiliia now lives. Ch. Sarah,
b. 1799. Oct. 21; d. 1870. Nov. 3. ^ HmiiKth Patten, h. 182r). Mav 7; m.
Jonathan Wright. Jahu. b. 1803. Oct. 24; d. 1871. May 23. Sophia, b.
1809. Nov. 1. (hily the last born in Hillericn.
6. Joseph, son of Thomas. 2, b. 1777. Jan. 31 ; ni. 1808. Aug-. 14,
Jane Patten, also dau. of John, 12; she d. 1848. April 7. Ch. Charles Henry,
b. 1808, Oct. 30. Hnsley Patten, b. 1812. Aug. o.
7. Jeremiah,- son of Jeremiah. 4, b. 1778. Aug. 12: m. 1803. Oct. 23,
Lucy Farmer, dau. of JohTi. 11; he d. 1811. Dec. 2. and she m. Marshall.
Ch. Harriet B. m. 1828, Dec. 2. Samuel Parker, of Peading. Manj B. m.
1825. Dec. 1, James McKeen, of Dunstable. John Farmer lived in
Lyndeboro', N. H. Samuel m. Lucy J. Cotlin; d. 1853. Nov. 12.
8. Ezra, son of Jeremiah. 4, b."l791, Sept. 23; m. 1819, Nov. 8, Nancy
Ruggles, of AVrentliaiu. He lived where James Page lives, on the
Wihnington road. Ch. Gornelins Erasmus, b. 1820, Oct, 30, and d. 1822,
Nov. 10. Ezra Leo nidas, b. 1823, May 23.
9. Henry, son of Jeremiah. 4, b. 1793, July 20 ; m. 1817. Oct. 29. Eliza
Ruggles. of Taunton; lived where his father did. Ch. Edwin Henrif. b.
IBLSr Aug-. 27. Elisa Minerva, h. 1822, April 21, at Wilton. N. H. ; m. J841,
Sept. 28, Rufus Clement, of Boston. Elona Melrina. b. 1824. April 19.
San ford Eaton, b. 1828. March 28; both at Lyndeboro'. N. H. Martha
Cohrell. b. 1830. March Ki; ni. AVilliam Bohonan', and d. 1853, Dec. 24.
10. Abraham, m. 1825. July 20. Hannah Carkin. of Chester, N. H.
AiXGrlER. 1. Robert, nanie on tax-list. 1770-5; wife, Martha.
Ch. Jesse, b. 1763. July 9. John, b. 1765, Aug. 21. Asa, b. 1768,
March 29. Bette. b. 1771. June 19. Samuel, h. 1774, F"eb. 2.
2. Charles, had dau. Sarah ; bap. 1765. Nov. 3.
ATHERTON, Dr. Benjamin, was son of Joshua, of Lancaster, and
grandson of James, of Dorchester, who was brother of Gen. Humphrey
Atherton. who once represented Billerica at the General Court. His father
had a brother Peter, whose son, Joshua, H. C. 1762, was Attorney-General
of New Hampshire, and father of Hon. Charles H. Atherton. of Amherst,
N. H., a mendjer of Congress. Dr. Atherton m. 1733. Dec. 25. Mary
Rogers, widow of John,,8, and d. 1739. Sept. 1. Ch. Mary. b. 1734, Sept. 12;
was living- in 1783. Benjamin, b. 1736, Dec. 9; was brought up by his
uncle. Col. Peter Atherton. of Harvard ; enlisteil in the French and Indian
War. and before the Revolution, settled at Sht^ttield, N. B.. on the St. John
river. Was the first coroner in that province, and register of wills and
deeds. In 1780. he removed to the site of the city of Frederii'ton, and
when that city was laid out, he was given hy the government a large farm
in Prince William, twenty-five miles up the river. He m. 1773. March 30.
Abigail Mores, and had a son, Isiael. Dr. Alfred B. Atherton, of
Fredericton. is his gi-andson. He d. 1816. July 17.
BACON. 1. Michael, grandson of Michael, of Dedham. and son of
Michael, jr., one of the first settlers of Woburn; was b. prob. in
Charlestown. about 1640. He purchased. 1682, July 19, the farm of 500
acres, which had been granted by Canilnidge to the Rev. IVIr. Mitchell. It
was situated on Shawshin river, alcove the ^^'yman farm, and in the
north-east part of what became Bedford. Prol)abiy lie had held the farm
by lease before the purcliase. as the births of his t-hildi'eu are recorded here
after 1671. and he had a gnint, 1680, 31arch, of forty ai-res adjoining Mrs.
Mitchell's farm, on the south-east of Shawshin river, and reaching- almost
to John Wilson's saw ndll. He m. 1660, March 22, Sarah, dau. of Thomas
Richardson, and sister of Thomas, 1, of Billerica. Slie d. 1G94, Aug. 15;
he d. 1707, Aug. 13. Ch. (The first four b. inWoburn). Marij.h. 1661.
Maroh 1. Sarah, b. 1663. Aug. 24. Abigail, b. 1666-7. March 5. Michael, a
shoemaker, in Billerica, 1696. " Jonathan. 2, b. 1672, July 14. Xathaniel, 3,
b. 1675. .Sept. 18. Josiah. 4, b. 1678. Oct. 20. Buth, b. 1681. Sept. 24.
Benjamin. 6, b. ( V). Joseph. 6, b. 1685. May 8.
2. Jonathau, son of Michael. 1, b. 1672. July 14; m. 1694. Jan. 3.
Elizabeth Giles, and 1739, Aug. or Sept. 22. Elizabeth Hancock, widow of
Benjamin Wvman. of Woburn. He d; 1754. Jan. 12. Ch. Elizabeth, b. 1695,
Nov. 26. Sarah, b. Wd6. Dec. 25; m. Israel Putnam. 2. Anna, h. 1698,
April 28, and d. Oct. 8. Jonathan, b. 1700, Dec. 18. 3Iarif, b. 1702,
Sept. 18. Bridfjet. b. 1706-7. Jan. 5. Anna. b. 1709. Aug. 19.
3. Nathaniel, son of Michael, 1, b. 1675, Sept. 18; m. Judith Wyman,
dau. of Francis, of Woburn. Ch. Nathaniel, b. 1699-1700. :Mafch 1.
Judeth, b. 1701. Oct. 19. (The record says 1702. which is impossible, as it
gives her death 1701. Dec. 30). Judeth, b. 1702. Nov. 10. Abigail, h.
1704-5. Jan. 1 ; m. 1725. Aug. 26, Thomas Grover. SaraJi. b. 1707. April 10;
m. 1726-7, March 2. Benjamin Grover, of Stonehain. Michal, b. 1708-9,
March 22. and d. Dec. 30. Susanna, b. 1710. Oct. 5. Mirhal, b. 1713,
Oct. 29. Joseph, b. 1716. Mai'ch 31. Thomas, b. 1721. Sept. 13.
4. Josiah, son of Michael. 1, 1). 1678, Oct. 20; m. Mary. Lieut.
Josiah Bacon d. 1723. Oct. 14. Ch. Josiah, 7, b. 1702, April 27. Mary,
b. 1703. Oct. 20. and d. Nov. 16. Manj, b. 1704. Dec. 9. and d. Jan. 8.
Mani, h. 1706. Oct. 14. L>jdia. b. 1710. June 6. Samuel, b. 1719. March 25,
and d. April 19.
5. Benjamin, son of 3Iichael. 1, m. 1712. Dec. 2, Abigail Taylor, of
Concord. He d. 1727. Nov. 27. Ch. Benjamin, b. 1713, Dec. 6. John, b.
1716. June 16. and d. 1760. Mav 26. Abiqail, b. 1718. Sept. 25. Samuel, h.
1721. July 21. iMartj, b. 1726. Oct. 28. and d. Dec. 28.
(j. Joseph, son of Michael. 1, b. 1685, May 8 ; m. 1716, May 9, Eehecca
Taylor, (of Concord?). He d. 1747. Nov. 29. and she d. 1778, Aug. 24,
aged 91 years. 9 months, and 16 days. Ch. Rebecca, b. 1717, April, 17; d.
1763. Feb. 21). Lydia. b. 1719. Sept. '20.
7. Josiah, son of Josiah, 4, 1). 1702, April 27; ra. 1726, Jime 23,
Sai-ah Davis, dau. of dea. Joseph, 1. She ni. 2d. Capt. Enoch Kidder.
Ch. Josiah. b. 1727, April 23. Solomon, b. 1728. Nov. 27. David, b. 1730,
Aug. 30. Joshua, b. 1732, Sept. 14. William, 8, b. 1734, Aug. 8.
Ebenezer, b. 1736. Sept. 15.' James, b. 1738, June 30. Sarah, b. (?).
Aug. 18. Mary, b. 1742. Feb. 5. Joseph, b. 1745, March 24. Liday, b.