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October, 1777, be marched bis company to the support of the Continental
army at Saratoga. He ra. first Mrs. Jane Taylor of Londonderry, N. H.,


and by her had 3 ch., Hugh, Samuel, and Robert; the latter d. unm. while
preparing for the ministry ; m. second Mrs. Elizabeth Logan, and had 2
ch., Esther, who m. Jacob Hayward (see Hayward family), and Elizabeth,
who m. Joseph Morse of Alstead, N. H. The two oldest sons came to
Acworth in 1780, their outfit being a pair of oxen and sled, with which they
brouglit their provisions, cooking utensils, and other appliances, for frontier
life — the snow being then so deep and hard, that they were able to drive their
team across lots and over fences on their journey to their new home. The
father, mother, and remainder of the family came to Acworth the following
month. Samuel was, for many years, an active and efficient officer in the
Congregational Church. His grave and serious manner of conducting the
weekly prayer-meeting in his district will be remembered as long as any sur-
vive who were accustomed to attend them. Upon occasion, he would give
medical as well as spiritual advice to his friends and neighbors in need. His
opinion in legal matters was also much relied upon, and he was often selected
as executor of wills. In short, his judgment, on all matters with which he
was cognizant, was much trusted. He m. Hannah Witherspoon of Chester
— eh., I., Lucy, d. young. II., Jane T., m. Aaron Southard of Haverhill
(see Southard family). III., Robert, m. first Peggy Wallace (see Wallace
family) — ch., 1, Hannah, m. Joseph Copeland of Unity (see Copeland fam-
ily) ; 2, Nancy J., m. Lucius Estabrook of Rockingham, Vt. — ch., (1)
Harriet, (2) Sarah; m. second Sally Remington — ch., 3, Harriet, m. Samuel
Archer — ch., (1) Jane ; 4, John; 5, Samuel, d. young. IV., David, d. young,
v., Joseph, d. unm. VI., John, d. unm. VII., Nancy, m. Hon. Jesse Slader
(see Slader family). VIII., Fanny, d. unm. IX., Hugh, m. Sabra Cram
(see Cram family) — ch., 1, Joseph P., d. young; 2, Solon S.,m. Emily W.
Earle of Providence, R. I. — ch., (1) Henry C, (2) William B., (3) Frank H.,
(4) Jesse; 3, Jesse, d. young; 4, Aaron S.,.m. Josephine L, Brooks (see
Brooks family); 5, Samuel; 6, Henry H., d. young; 7, George H., d. young;
8, Sarah J. ; 9, Charles A. X., Jesse, d. unm. XL, Matthew A., d. of spotted
fever. Hugh, son of Joseph Finlay, m. Jane Cochran — eh., I., Mary, m. John .
Nelson of Ryegate, Vt. — ch., 1, Mary J., m. John McBride of Iowa — ch., (1)
Annette; 2, John F., m. Mary G. Gibson — ch, (1) Mariette J., (2) John
A., (3) Fremont S., (4) Lizzie B., (5) Sai-ah J.. (6) Harry A. (7) Wil-
liam G. ; 3, Jennette C, m. Rev. J. D. Cunningham of Iowa — ch., (1) Mary,
d., (2) Samuel, (3) Margaret, (4) John, (5) Lizzie, (6) Fenner, d., (7)
Beattie, (8) Mitchell, (9) William ; 4, William H., m. Margaret Montieth—
ch., (1) Annabel M., (2) John W., (3) Orinda J., (4) Mary L., (5) Nettie
C, (6) Martha A., (7) Laura H., (8) Sophia B., d., (9) Louis, (10) Peter
A. ; 5, Elizabeth, m. Rev. F. E. King, d.— ch., (1) Mary C, (2) Nelson W.,
(3) Freddie E., (4) John W., (5) Laura A. ; 6, Margaret S., m. Rev. J. M.
Beattie— ch., (1) Elizabeth A.,d., (2) John S., (3) William L. ; 7, James R.,
m. j\Lirgaret Nelson ; 8, Agnes D., m. Rev. James Dickson of New York —
ch.,(i) Nelson J. II., Joseph, m. first Ann Morrison — ch., 1, Elizabeth;


2, Ann J. W. ; m. second Margaret Gibson — ch., 3, William J. ; 4, Mary
J. ; 5, Margaret A. ; 6, Joseph A., m. Nellie Gibson— ch., (1) Effie. III.,
Betsey, m. William Warner (see Warner family). IV., Samuel, d. 1868;
he showed his interest in the Congregational Church, of which he was a con-
sistent member for many years, by a legacy of $1,000; m. Lucinda S.
Copeland (see Gopeland family). V., Sophia, m. James G. Anderson of
Ira, Vt. VI., Barnet C, m. Emeline Hayward (see Hayward family) —
ch., 1, Alonzo, d. young; 2, Louisa J., m. G. W. Potter of Ira, Vt. — ch.,
(1) Sarah E., (2) Jennie E. ; 3, Esther A.; 4, Sarah E., d. young; 5,
Theodore F., d. in the army.

Asa M. Fisher came from Alstead to Acworth in 1863, m. Marion C.
Erskine — ch., I., Charles L. II., Herbert L. III., Henry L. (last two
twins). IV., Viola L. V., Edwin L. VI., Elmer L. VIL, Edwin L.

Francis P. Fletcher, son of Francis P. of Washington, m. Sarah M.
Richardson (see Symonds family) — ch., I., Ada P. II., Charles P.. III.,
Freddie, d. young. IV., Clara E. V., Lewis E.

Timothy Foster, b. 1776., m. Ruth Snow, s. in Acworth in 1797 — ch.,
I., Willard, b. 1799, m. Susan Metcalf, residence Marlow — ch., 1, Maria, m.
John Hardy (see Hardy family). II.. Wilder, m. Hortensia Bowen, resi-
dence Putney, Vt. — ch., 1, Mary. III., Fannie, m. Joseph Babbs — ch.,
1., Maria, residence Marlow. IV., Phila, m. Jacob Wright, (III. and IV.
twins), v., Jacob, m. Almira Farr, residence Marlow — ch., 1, Ovid, m.
Lydia Willey, residence Claremont — ch., (1) Addison M., (2) Carrie I.;
2, Polly, m. Jonas W. Fletcher— ch., (1) Addie A. ; 3, Jacob R. ; 4,
Augusta, d. young; 5, Hattie F. ; 6, Ellen M , d. young; 7, Addie L., d.
young. VI., Harvey, m. Clarissa Woolcot, residence Walpole. VIL,
Lucinda, m. Jacob Richardson (see Richardson family). VIII., Lucretia,
m. Luman Smith, residence Marlow.

Isaac Foster, b. at Billerica, Mass., 1746, m. Lydia T. Bacon in 1769,
who was b. at Bedford, Mass., 1747, s. in Acworth 1780, d. 1803— ch., I.,
Isaac, b. 1770, m. Lydia Whitney (see Whitney family), d. at Mooretown,
Vt. II., Lydia, m. Retire Trask (see Trask family). III., Josiah, d.
1840 in Berlin, Vt. IV., Sarah, m. Mazelda Keyes (see Keyes family).
v., William B., d. unm. at Mooretown. VI., Ira, the first of these children
b. in Acworth, d. in Michigan 1864. VIL, Abigail, d. 1807. VIIL,

Samuel, ra. Spafford, d. in Jafirey, 1863. IX., Pan, m. Rachel

Blood (see Blood family)— ch., 1, Samuel B. ; 2, Evalina. X., Alice, m.
Thomas Wilson of Peterboro. Isaac, m. second Mrs. Mary Breed.

Newton Gage m. first Harriet Campbell (see Campbell family) — ch., L,
Edwin G.; m. second the daughter of Rev. S. S. Arnold, rem. to Weathers-
field, Vt.

Walker Gassett m. Betsey Hall, daughter of Mrs. Susanna Hall. Of his
large family of ch., Joel, Walker, John, George, and Manly W. lived in
town. Joel m. Mrs. Lucena (Barnard) Angier (see Barnard family).



Walker ni. first Sarah T. Morse — ch., I., Lizzie; m. second Mrs. Nathaniel
Merrill (see Merrill family). Manly W., ni. Josephine Merrill (see Merrill
family). John m. Deborah.

Isaac Gates was of the third gen. in this country, s. in Acworth in 1781,
the first settler on Gates' Hill, m. Mary Wheelock — ch., I., Polly, m. Aaron
Brown (see Aaron Brown family). II., Isaac, residence in Acworth until
1823, rem. to VVindsor, m. first Sally Evans — ch., 1, Sally, m. Aaron Fos-
ter of Putney ; 2, Polly, m. David Babbitt of Londonderry, Vt. ; 3,
Nathaniel; 4, Electa, m. Alvah Gee of Marlow ; 5, Abigail; 6, Patty;
m. second Hannah Kendall — ch., 7, Betsey, m. John Clark (see George Clark
family) ; 8, Stephen K., ni. Sarah Haile ; 9, Reuben ; 10, Lovinia ; 11, Isaac.
III., Thomas, m. Patty Plumley, s. in Acworth, afterwards rem. to St. Johns-
bury — ch., 1, Lucinda; 2, Sally; 3, John; 4, Betsey; 5, Thomas; 6, Cyn-
thia ; 7, Jacob. IV., Benjamin, m. Patty Stevens (see Stevens family),
residence Windham — ch., 1, Enoch, d. young; 2, Elsie; 3' Benjamin; 4,
Hannah; 5, Elvira. V., Betsey, m. Isaac Gates of Windsor. VI., Jacob,
ni. Polly Foster, residence Walpole — ch., 1, Heman, m. Sukey S. Hall; 2,
Benjamin, m. Adeline Snow — ch., (1) Sarah, (2) Harriet, (3) Jacob, d.
young, (4) Edward, d. young, (5) Nancy, d. young, (6) Augusta, d. young,
(7) Charles, (8) Ella. VII., Reuben, m. first Rebecca Grout (see Grout
family) — ch., 1, Isaac, m. Esther Be Gulier, and left four children; ra. second
Hannah Hall — ch., 2, Mary H., m. Joseph Allan (see Allan family); Reu-
ben was drowned in Stone Pond, Marlow. VIII., Sally. IX., Willis, m.
Elmira Hulet, residence Elizabeth, N. Y. — ch., 1, Mary; 2, Reuben ; 3,
Hannah; 4, Irving; 5, Ed son ; 6, Celintha ; 7, Mason; 8, Willis; 9, Al-
niira ; 10, Chester; 11, Oscar; 12, Francis; 13, Albert; 14, Silas.

Abner Gay, native of Dedham, Mass., d. in Acworth in 1858, aged 85
years, m. Amy Warren — ch., I., Warren. II., Persis, m. Joseph Gleason
(see Silas Gleason family). III., Hannah. IV., John. V., Elizabeth
B., ra. Henry Goold (see Goold family). VI., Daniel, m. Mary A. Sy-
monds (see Symonds family), s. in Acworth in 1831 — ch., 1, John P., m.
Lois M. Scripture ; 2, Sarah A., m. George A. Fisk of Wilton — ch., (1) Carrie
M., (2) Arthur G.; 3, Martin D., m. Nellie Collins, residence Marlboro; 4,
Austin T. ; 5, Flora E. ; 6, Charlie E. VII., Abner, s. in Acworth in
1832, rem. to Boston, and now resides in Providence, m. S. A. Smith — ch.,
1, Abner S. ; 2, Charles P. ; 3, Frederic A. ; 4, James B. ; 5, Emma F. ;
6, William H. VIII., Ann. IX., Nancy. X., Julia, m; Moses Clark
(see John Clark family). XL, Sarah. XII., Martha J.

Ezra George, one of the first settlers on Gates' Hill, was of the third
gen. in this country — grandfather Peter of Amesbury, Mass., and father
Joseph. Ezra s. in Acworth in 1790, m. Abigail Gove — ch., I., Sally, m.
Frederic T. Miller. II., Nathan, m. Lucy Mather — ch., 1, Rosilla, m.
Thomas G. Newgent ; 2, Franklin, m. Mary E. Jeuison ; 3, Orzias ; 4,
Alanson, m. Francina Thompson; 5, Josephine. III., Enoch, m. Sarah C.


Cilly — ch., 1, Joseph, m. Anna Woods; 2, Nathan, d. young; 3, Nancy M., m,
John W. Moore; 4, Asa M., m. Jennie E. Tandy — ch., (1) Isola ; 5, Lu-
cinda, d. young; 6, Henry N., d. in the army. IV., Roswell, m. Julia
Cram — ch., 1, Shepard, d. young; 2, Juliett, d. young; 3, Clarinda, m.
Henry Ingram; 4, Elizabeth, d. unm. ; 5, Sumner, d. young; 6, -Daniel, m.
Sarah Russell; 7, Ella; 8, Emma, d. young; 9, Adelaide; 10, Louisa, d.
young; 11, Edward; Roswell m. second Melissa A. P. Woodbury (see
Woodbury family) — ch., 12, Edwin A. V., Sophia, m. Nelson Kidder.
VI., Clarissa, m. Gardner Huntley. VII., Ezra, d. unra. VIII., Charles,
ra. Louisa Hay ward (see Hayward family) — ch., 1, Emily, m. Willard Tinker
(see Tinker family); 2, Jennitt, m. J. Leavitt McKeen (see McKeen fam-
ily) ; 3, Dean, m. Rosette Richardson.

Gawin Gilmore was of the third gen. from Robert Gilmore, who came
from Coleraine, Ireland, with his wife, Mary Ann Kennedy, and s. in Lon-
donderry, N. H., in the early days of that town. Robert Gilmore had four
sons, William, Robert, John, and James. William had four ch., Robert,
Mary, James, and Anne. Robert, by his first wife, Anne, had James and
Elizabeth; by his second wife, John and Rodger, who lived in JafFrey,
N. H., William, Mariam, and Jemima. John d. unm. James m. Jean
Baptiste, and had first John, who lived in Rockingham, Vt. ; second, Jona-
than, who lived in Ira, Vt., and had several sons, of whom James, Robert,
William, and Jonathan rem. to Ohio ; third, James, who resided in Wind-
ham, N. H. ; was a Captain in the war of the Revolution, afterwards
Colonel; was the father of James, John, Baptist, Nancy (Nesmith), Robert,
GaWin, Margaret (see George Clark family), Anna (see James Dickey
2d family), Ruth (see Duncan family), Jonathan, who d. in Charlestown,
Jenny (Caldwell), who lived in Nottingham, and Betsey and Polly, who d.
unm.; fourth, Jane, m. Robert Pattison of Saco, Me.; fifth, Margaret, who
m. George Pattison of Coleraine, Mass. ; sixth, Elizabeth, m. Samuel Wil-
son of Londonderry; seventh, Agnes, m. Benjamin Nesmith; eighth, Mary
Ann, ra. John Bell, Esq., of Londonderry. Gawin was a blacksmith, s. in
Acworth in 1790; was also a trader from 1815 to 1828 ; was chosen State
Senator in 1823 and 1824; was the first High Sherifi" of Sullivan County,
from 1827 to 1837 ; an Elector of President and Vice-President in 1836,
and a Justice of the Peace from 1805 to the time of his death, 1841 ; m.
first Sally Grout (see Grout family) — ch., I., Leonard, residence Claremont,
m. Sarah M. Grannis, daughter of Timothy Grannis, Esq., of C. — ch., 1,
Charles; 2, Homer G. ; 3, Leonard, 4, Sarah; 5, Aunis ; 6, Timothy G. ;
7, Gawin. II., Hiram, m. Mindwell McClure (see McClure family,) d. in
Montreal in 18G2— ch., 1, Sally A. ; 2, Gawin ; 3, twins, Robert and Mar-
tha ; 4, Mary L. ; 5, Charles H. III., Laura, m. Hock Hills, residence
Fox Lake, Wis. — ch., 1., George; 2, Charles; 3, John; 4, Henry. IV.,
Granville. V., Betsey, m. first Alexander Graham (see Graham family) ;
m. second Simeon Stevens of Newbury. Gawin, ra. second Anna Stebbins


of Saybrook, Ct. — ch., VI., Sally A., m. Nathaniel Gr. Davis of Kutland,
Mass , residence Reading, Mass. — ch., 1, Amelia E. ; 2, Clarissa; 3, Juliette;
4, Charles G; 5. Sarah; 6, Emma; 7, William E. VII., Caltha, ra. J. H.
Dickey (see Dickey family). VIII., Nancy, m. Elisha A. Parks (see Parks
family). Robert Gilmoke, brother of Gawin, s. in Acworth 1791, m.
Jenny Houston (see Houston family) — ch., I., Nancy, d. unm. II., Hor-
ace, m. Pamelia Cooke, residence Watertown, N. Y. — ch., 1, George A.; 2,
twins, Orville and Oramel ; 3, James E. ; 4, Martha J. ; 5, Sarah A. ; 6,
Robert A. ; five of these now reside in Watertown and vicinity. III., Cyrus,
d. young. IV., Cyrus, d. young. V., Alexander H., residence Fairlee,
Vt. ; has been Judge of Probate, and has held many other public offices in
that district; m. Mary M. Childs — ch., 1, Letitia J.; 2, Spencer C. ; 3,
Edwin A. ; 4, James W., residence Manistre, Mich. ; 5, W. Harrison ; 6,
Mary A.; 7, Pamelia C; 8, Cathie J. VI., Jane, d. unm. VII., Ann,d.
unm. VIII., Sarah, G., m. Stevens Chandler, residence Orford — ch., 1, David
W. ; 2, Laura Anna; 3, Amelia S. ; 4, Robert G. IX., Robert H., d. unm.

Henry P. Gleason, native of Worcester, Mass., s. in Acworth 1851, m.
Roxilla Silsby (see Silsby family) — ch., I., Robert D., residence Winchen.
don, Mass. II., Mary, m. Alonzo Mathewson (see Mathewson family).
III., Charles H., m. Jennie Streeter, residence Winchendon, Mass. — ch., 1,
Gratia Louise. IV., Freddie F.

Silas Gleason, native of Marlborough, Mass., s. in Acworth 1798. m.
Elizabeth Howe (a relative of the Howe family) — ch., I., Dorothy, d. unm.
II., Elizabeth, m. Stephen Himes (see Himes family). III., Jerry, m. Mrs.
Patty Shedd, residence Washington — ch., 1, Silas P.; 1, Martha. IV.,
Susanna, m. David Gould of Chelsea, Mass. V., Louisa, d. young. VI.,
Joseph, m. Persis Gay (see Gay family) — ch., 1, Persis E , m. Rufus Carey
(see Carey family) ; 2, Lucinda B. ; 3, Juliette, m. Calvin D. Peck ; 4,
Nedom A. , 5, Parthena A., m. Julius R. Crossett. VII., Gilbert H., m
Jane Metcalf, rem. to Boston — ch., 1, Wm. Henry; 2, Charles S. VIII.,
Mindwell, became a teacher in Illinois, d. unm. IX., Silas A., d. unm.
X., Linda, d. young.

Henry Goold, native of Lebanon, s. in Acworth 1833, m. first Elizabeth
G. Gay — ch., I., Charles H., ra. Annette A. Grout (see Grout family) — ch.,
1, Hattie E., rem. to Michigan; m. second Emeline Davis in 1848 (see O.
Davis family) — ch., II., Emma L. III., Lillian V. IV., Albina A.
Frederic Goold, brother of Henry, came to Acworth in 1844.

Marquis D. Gould m. Betsey Colby of Warner, s. in Acworth — ch., I.,
Luena C, d. young. II., Luena C. III., Freddie L. IV., Frank J.

Jonathan, John M., Samuel, Squiers, Polly, and Sarah Gove, ch. of
Elijah Gove of Weare, s. in Acworth. Their grandfather's name was Jona-
than, and their great-grandfather is supposed to hav6 been Jonathan, brother
of Edward, member of the General Assembly of the Province of New Hamp-
shire, imprisoned in the tower of London for three years, for heading an


attempted revolution against the arbitrary procccflings of Gov. Cranfield in
1C82. Polly m. Moses Barnard (see Barnard family). Sarah m. Hilliard
Cram (see Cram family). Samuel s. in Acwortb about 1800, m. Delia
Welsh; only his oldest eh. Nancy is a native of Acworth ; she m. Parker
Boynton, residence Weare — ch., 1, Frank P. Squiers s. in Acworth about
1810 ; remained but a few years. Jonathan s. in Acworth in 1808 ; was
widely known on account of the many public offices which he held, and also
on account of his services being much required as a skillful and accurate land
surveyor. He was elected Treasurer of the county of Cheshire, when Sul-
livan County was part of it ; was chosen several times Representative to the
Legislature, and twice a member of the Governor's Council. His natural
abilities were of a superior order ; and on account of his sterling common
sense, affability, and genial nature, he was very popular in all public stations;
m. first Polly Fisher — ch., I., Emeline, d. young. II., Lucy Ann, m. J.
W. Morse of Weare— ch.. 1, John G. ; 2, Charles M. ; 3, Mary E., resi-
dence Bradford. III., Oliver, m. Eliza M. Straw, residence Unity — ch., 1,
Henry A, d. young; 2, Sarah J. IV., Polly E., m. Hiram Blanchard (see
Blanchard family). Jonathan m. second Eunice Bingham — ch., V., James,
d. young. VI., Jonathan S., m. Mary A. Nichols, residence Boston — ch.;

1, William S. ; 2, Cora E., d. young; 3, Edward N. ; 4, son, d. young.
VII., James B., m. Elizabeth H. Connor, residence Henniker — ch., I, Helen
E. ; 2, Charles F., d. young; 3, Lizzie E. VIIL, Charles C, m. Mary E.

Barnes, residence Jersey City — ch., 1., , d. young; 2, Charlie B. ;

3, Arthur L. ; 4, Frederic W. ; 5, Mary G.~all dead. IX., Eliza M., m.
Georo-e Hilliard of Peterboro, Province of Ontario — ch., 1, Adelaide E. ;

2, George G. ; 3, Charles S. ; 4, Clara, d. young; 5, Wm. Franklin ; 6,
Lillie, d. young. X., Henry, d. young. John M., s. in Acworth in 1809,
m. Anna Montgomery (see Montgomery family) — eh., I., Johial, d. young.
II., Vienna, m. Leonard Bowles — ch., 1, Alman, d. leaving two ch., (1)
Fred, (2) Frank ; 2, Phebe A., m. E. C. Knight of Lisbon— ch., three; 3,
Jonathan ; 4, Vienna ; there were three other children of Mrs. Bowles who
d. young. III., Laura, m. Joseph L. Taylor — ch., 1, Angeline, m. Asa
Sanborn, residence Wisconsin — ch., (1) Charles, (2) Brigham; 2, Brigham ;

3, Charles; 4, Marietta; 5, Timothy, m. Addie Kendall; 6, Augusta, m.

Joseph of Salem, Mass.; 7, Betsey A. ; 8, Ira; 9, Lovell ; 10,

Anna ; 11, John; 12, Elijah. IV., John T., m. first Augusta A. F. Downs;
ni. second Betsy C. Richardson — ch., 1, Charles, d. unm ; 2, J. Mills, and
two daughters, d. young. V., Elijah B., m. Mary Wilson — ch., 1, Francis
M. ; 2, Edward W. VI., Ira S. M., m. Mary A. Mussey— ch., 1, Fred
H. ; 2, Minnie ; he has been Registrar of Deeds and Deputy Sheritl' in
Coos County. VII., Hannah P., m. Joel McGi'egory — ch., 1, Anna E, m.
Joel M. Sartwell ; 2, George G. ; 3, Charles I. ; 4, John L. ; 5, Joel M. ;
G, Stella. VIIL, George S., m. INlaria P. Clark (see George Clark family)
— ch., 1, Delle E., d. young; 2, Anna M. George S. studied medicine


■witli Drs. Albert Winch and J. L. Fulsom ; grarluatecl at Dartmouth
Medical College in 1858; is now practicing at Whitetield. IX., Charles P.,
d. young.

George M. Gowen, native of Franklin, Mass., m, Hannah Cliase, s. in
Acworth in 1845 — ch., I., George M., m. Mary F. Loomis — ch., 1, William
L. ; 2, George A. IL, Harriet A. III., Charles R IV., Lydia A. V.,
Emily A. VI. and VII. (twins), Frank and Frances.

James Gowing, the grandson of James of Jaft'rey, and son of Benjamin
of Rockingham, Vt., s. in Acworth, and afterwards rem. to New York, m.
Susan Hayward — ch., I., Esther E., m. Homer Murdough (see Murdough
family), residence New York. II., Betsey, m. Levi Marsh — ch., 1, Jennie.
III., Alonzo, d. IV., Joseph, d. Jehial Gowing, brother of James, s.
in Acworth in 1841, now resides in Chester, Vt., ra. Arvilla Gowing — ch.,
I., Ann, m. Trueman H. Richardson (see Richardson family). II., Cyrus H.,
d. young. Levi Gowing was also grandson of James, and son of Levi of
Springfield, Vt., m. Mary Emery, s. in Acwoith in 1841, now resides in
. Ascutneyville, Vt. — ch., I., Elvira, m. Daniel March (see March family).
II., Norman, d. in military hospital at Burlington, Vt. III., Amanda, m.
Philo F. Brackett, d. in Wisconsin. IV., Mary J., m. Frank Clark, resi-
dence in Rockingham. V., Charles.

Sally Davis, daughter of Asa Davis of Rutland, Mass., widow of William
Graham, and sister of Mrs. Nathaniel Grout and Mrs. Flag Moore, came to
Acworth with her children about 1814 — ch., I., William, m. first Mary
Church, never came to Acworth — ch., 1, Lydia A., m. Harvey Evans of South
Roylston, Mass.— ch., (1) William H., (2) Edward H.; 2, Mary F., m. Still-
man Segar ; 3, William, ni. second Nancy Miller — ch., 4, George M. ; 5,
Walter ; 6, Harlan. II. , Dolly, d. young. III., Alexander, m. Betsey Gil-
more (see Gilmore family) — ch., 1, Sally A., m. John McConnon, residence
Monticello, Iowa — ch., ( 1 ) Willie, (2) Anna, (3) John ; 2, Betsey, m. first Hol-
lister Archer — ch.,(l) Helen; m. second Mason M. Woodbury (see Woodbury
family); 3, William G., d. young; 4, John G., m. Lorette E. Barnard (see
Barnard family) ; 6, Alexander G., m. Lizzie R. Neal (see Neal family) —
ch., (1) Solon F. IV., Davis A., m. first Catharine Barnes of Keesville,
N. Y. — ch., 1, Lyman B., m. Jennie Bancroft — ch., (1) Carrie, (2) Mary;
Davis A. m. second Mrs. Aurilla Munn — ch., 2, William A., m. Dencie
Pratt; 3, Charles E., d. unm. ; 4, I^lwin ; Davis A. m. third Mrs. Ruth
Emerson, residence West Stewartstown. V., Mary, m. Dr. Lyman Brooks
(see Brooks family). VI., John, m. Lydia Stone, residence Ludlow — ch., 1,
Pamelia, d. unm.- VII., Pamelia, m. Chapin K. Brooks (see Brooks family).
Mrs. Sally Graham m. second Joseph Currier of Langdon — ch., VIII.,
Louisa, m. Charles M. Woodbury (see Woodbury family).

William Grates, son of John Graves, was b. in Kensington in 1766, m.
Susanna Blake, b. in Hampton Falls in 1762, s. in Acworth in 1796, d. in
1837 — ch., I., Simon, b. 1788, m. Hannah Sanborn, rem. to Andover — ch.,


1, Susan; 2, Harrison; 3, Jane; 4, Milton; 5, Hannah; 6, Marcia; 7,

Melissa. IL, William, rem. to Andover, m. first Abigail Tudor; m. second

Elzira Ellis ; m. third Mrs. Mchitable B. Weare. III., Samuel, d. unm. at

Portsmouth, in United States service in 1814. IV., John, was a soldier in

the war of 1812, was in the battle of Plattsburg, rem. to St. Johnsbury, Vt.,

in 1827, afterwards to Marshfield, m. Betsey Cilley — ch., 1, Samuel, b. in

Acworth in 1820 ; apprenticed to E. and T. Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury;

by them allowed to attend the Lyndon Academy two terms, which so inspired

in him a desire for a liberal education, that he sought and obtained permission

of his parents, and the firm of the Fairbanks', to enter upon a course of study.

At the age of nineteen, he entered Madison University ; graduated from a

full course of literary and theological instruction in 1846. While in the

theological seminary, was instructor of Greek in college, and, after graduating,

was tutor of mathematics in college ; was ordained pastor of the Baptist

Church in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1849, where he preached three years, the

church increasing in numbers from 67 to 216; was appointed professor in

Kalamazoo College, and afterwards professor of systematic theology in 'the

theological seminary connected with the college, where he remained eight

years laboring earnestly and successfully. In 1859, received a call from the

Central Baptist Church in Norwich, Conn., where he still labors. He is the

author of three published sermons and two addresses, and is an occasional

contributor to the Quarterly Review, and has received a doctorate of divinity ;

m. Mary W. Baldwin— ch., (1) Lidie B., (2) Mary L., (3) Schuyler C, (4)

William L. ; 2, Polly, m. Hazen Underbill; 3, Abigail, m. Amos Camp,

rem. to Hanover — ch., (1) Melvina, (2) Emily, (8) Frank B., was a soldier

in the late war, wounded at the battle of Fair Oaks, (4) Eunice ; 4, William,

rem. to Mansfield, Mass., m. Eunice Billings — ch., two sons, d. young, (3)

Ella; 5, Jonathan, m. Harriet Gitchell — ch., nine, of which four are Uving ;

6, Myron, rem. to Holland, Vt., m. Sylvia Gove — ch., six ; 7, Elizabeth, m.

Calvin Lewis — ch., ten, of which four are living; 8 and 9 d. young; 10,

John, was taken prisoner in the late war, and d. of starvation at Anderson-

ville, m. Emma Tibbetts — ch., three; 11, d. young; 12, Hannah, d. young;

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