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2, Frank E. ; 3, Willie P. ; 4, Lauretta. IT., Frances, m. Isaiah Richards —
ch., 1, Charles; 2, Ellen. III., Frank J., m. Julia Crossett, s. in Acworth,
18G0 — ch., 1, Minnie A.; 2, Myrtie A. IV., Harlan, m. Louisa Kenny.
v., Henry C, m. Maria Marshall. VL, Atwood. VIL, Martha J., m.,
Lucian Stearns. VIII., Sarah A.

Doctor B. C. Parker, with his wife, arrived in Acworth in the spring of
1808, at the age of twenty-four years. He was the eldest of five sons of
David Parker of Westford, Mass., three of whom were physicians, one a
banker, and one a farmer. For that period he was well educated. There
were then no medical schools, and the profession was learned in the office of
Bome approved physician. He had spared no pains in his profession, availing
himself of all the means within his reach, and entered his new field of labor
confident of success. He at first took up his residence at the north end of
the village, remaining there about seven years. In 1815 he was able to lay
the foundation of his home in the south part of the village, where he re-
mained through life, and with which we all love to associate him. Dr. Par-
ker, as a physician, was widely known and universally respected. He
acquired celebrity in the region round about, insomuch that his counsel was
sought in various directions. He often rode thirty and forty miles in a day.
He took great delight in his profession ; his patients being to him as dear
friends, and by day and by night, through snow and blow, he willingly lent
a listening ear to a call of distress. He never ceased to study, and possessed
a valuable medical library for that period, and the midnight watch and early
dawn found him pouring over these volumes. This library was chosen with
60 much discrimination that it became a valuable addition to that of his son
at a later and more learned period. He was very happy in his modus oper-
andi as a doctor. He was prompt, and would enter the sick room with such
a genial, hopeful smile, and so softly, carefully and patiently, listen to all
the complaints of a sick room as to steal the hearts of those looking to him
for relief. Truly he was a good doctor. As a gentleman he possessed more
than ordinary culture, and was remarkable for aflTability kindness and polite-
ness of demeanor. He was a man of strict integrity, ever remembering the
golden rule, and of whom it might be said, "his word is as good as his bond."
He was social and generous in his feelings, and his house was the center of
a wide hospitality. All were welcome, and nowhere did friends find a
warmer welcome than beneath his roof. None who ever enjoyed his hospi-
tality will forget the open, generous and courteous manner in which it was
dispensed, and will grieve to remember that it is past forever. His profes-
sion pecuniarily brought him independeuce. He lived in great comfort,
reared and educated a promising family, and on the whole had little to regret.


In his wbole career, he was nobly seconded by his wife, Mrs. IMary Parker,
■whom to know was to love. She was strong-minded, had good common
sense, and an unusual amount of executive ability. At the age of fifty-eight
years Dr. Parker lost his wife, and soon after his own health gave way.
During the last ten years of his life he was a great sufferer. The hardships
of early life now told upon him. As he neared the close of life he gave
evidence of that faith in Christ which supports in the darkest hour, and
peacefully went to his rest. He died in 1856, aged seventy-two years. His
children were, I., Milton, early designed for his father's profession, he
added to it surgery. He enjoyed all the facilities his country affords for a
complete education. He spent double the usual amount of time in prepar-
ing for his profession, and year after year found him at lectures in New York,
Boston and Philadelphia. His object accomplished, and his health requiring
a more genial clime, he went South and settled in Charlestown, Va. Here
he was warmly received, and entered at once upon a large and lucrative prac-
tice in both branches of his profession. As a surgeon he obtained a wide
celebrity and cases were brought to him from all the country round about.
Day after day, and year after year, amid a throng of suffering humanity, he is
perfectly at home. The first glimpse of his cheerful sanguine countenance
inspires a new confidence, and as he proceeds, his quick perception and ready
adaptation to circumstances, is, to a looker-on, surprising. In 1859 his
health made a change desirable, and he removed to Chicago, his present
residence, not intending to engage in practice to any extent. His reputation
however followed him, and the force of habit drew him into a large practice,
and he ranks high among the medical men of that city. He m. Harriet,
eldest daughter of Colonel Train of Washington, N. H. II., Laura, the
eldest daughter of Dr. Parker, inherited the talents of the family. She
however was quiet and unobtrusive in her ways, rejoicing rather in the
praise and successes of her brothers and sisters than in seeking a high place
for herself. She was domestic in her habits, and was assiduous in her atten-
tion to the wants of her parents and friends, studying to make all around
her comfortable and happy. She was also public-spirited, taking great
interest in the Sabbath-school and in all the missionary and benevolent
enterprises of her native .village. She was the last of the family to leave
Acworth, having seen her father, mother and sister laid in the silent grave,
and her brothers settled in their professions. She died in South Carolina;
where she had gone for health. III., Mary, d. young. IV., Julia pos-
sessed uncommon traits; she had a cheerful and happy temper, ready wit,
and good conversational powers. 'She thirsted for knowledge, and read
everything that came in her way, from the Bridgewater treatises to works of
light literature. She readily acquired the languages, and besides Latin, was
acquainted with French, Spanish and Italian. Before her death she had
developed quite a talent for writing, had tried her hand upon essays, criti-
cisms, tales and sketches with much success, writing both in prose and verse.


In 1851 she married J. Dyson, Esq., of Clarendon, S. C, and died on the
8th of April, 1852, soon after she reached her new home. Her memoir
was written by Miss E. Latimer, and published together with miscellanies
from her own pen. V., Horace, studied dentistry in Charlestown, S. C,
and entered upon the practice of his profession in Edgefield in the same
State, in which he has been successful, m. Sarah Doi-m; his eight chil-
dren are the only grandchildren of Doctor Parker. Under his roof recur
the old household names.

Elisha Parks of Winchendon, Mass., s. in Aeworth in 1799. He suc-
ceeded William and John Mitchell in the ownership of the mills in South
Aeworth, carrying on for many years an extensive business. He m. first
Mindwell Grout (see Grout family) — ch., I., Linda, ra. Daniel McClure

(see McClure family). II., Royal, m. Evans. III., Mindwell. d.

unm. IV., Betsey, m. Alexander Houston (see Houston family). Eltsha
Parks m. second Mrs. Martha (Whipple) Duncan (see Duncan family) —
ch., v., Elisha A., m. first Nancy Gilmore (see Gilmore family) — ch., 1,
Ellen; 2, Stella; 3, Anna M.; 4, Eva. Elisha A. m. second Helen Hig-
bee. residence Vernon, Minn, VI., Martha W., m. first Samuel E. Gilman
of Unity — ch., 1, Henry A., m. second Charles Gilchrist of Garden City,
Minn. — ch., 2, Clarence A. VII., Mary G., m. Daniel D. Robinson (see
Robinson family). VIII., Milton P., d. unm. Eltpiialet Parks, nephew
of Elisha, s. in Aeworth about 1830, rem. to Winchendon, m. Rebecca
Prentiss (see Prentiss fa."uily) — ch., I., Helen A., d. young. II., George
W., d. in th^army. HI., Emma L.

James Pearson, b. in Kingston, 1779, son of John Pearson and Abi-
gail Tyler, m. Hannah Duty, s. in Aeworth, 1800, d. 1853 — eh., I., John,
m. Betsey Clark (see Clark family) 1825 — ch., 1, Freeman, b. 1828, m.
Mrs. Lorinda (Silsby) Harding (see Harding family), residence Mazeppa,
Minn.; 2, Laura, m. Oliver Chapin (see Chapin family); 3, Mary, m.
Henry H. Clark of Rutland, Vt. ; 4, Sarah A. ; 5, Jane B. IL, Phylena,
m. Levi H. Morgan, residence Jefferson, N. H. — ch., 1, Marcellus; 2,
Laura A.; 3, Alman J. ; 4, Paschal; 5, Sarah J.; 6, Chauncy. III.,
Betsey, m. first Jonathan Hovey, m. second Roswell Carleton (see Carleton
family). IV., Sally, m. Isaac Minor of Whitefield — ch., 1, Betsey H. ;
2, Lauren J.; 3, Austin W. ; 4, Sarah J.; 5, Mary P. V., Laura, d.
young. VI., Lauren, m. Martha E. Colby of Ellsworth, residence Chelsea,
Mass. He was ordained a Baptist minister in Addison, Me., 1852, VII.,
Albert, m. first Linda Grout (see Grout family), m, second Eleanor Dicker-
eon, residence Danbury — ch., 1, Susan A. VIII., Silas, m, Lydia Moore,
residence Bricksburg, N. J. IX., William, d. young.

Jonathan Peck of Connecticut resided in Aeworth only a few years.
Of his numerous children only Zia s. in Aeworth, m. Sarah Campbell (see
Canipl)ell family) — ch., 1, Adelaide, d. young; 2, Leander Van E., gradu-
ated at Dartmouth College iu ; teacher in Poughkeepsie, N. Y,, m.




Mary J. Harris; 3, Nettie N., m. J. Foster Rioliarclson (see Richardson
family), d. 1869; 4, Josephine A., d. young; 5, Erborn. Trueman A.
Peck, son of Jonathan, brother of Zia, m. Helen Johnson, residence Straf-
ford, Yt. — ch., I., Isabel. II., Nettie. George W. Peck, brother of
Trueman, m. first Alice R. Merrill (see Merrill family) — ch., I., Ida A.
II., George W. He m. second Candace Finney. Calvin D., brother of
Trueman, m. Julietta Gleason (see Gleason family) — ch., I., Estella W.
II., Willie P. III., Oscar R.

John, son of John Peiham and Sarah IMoore, who was born on the ocean
between Ireland and America, was b. in Derryfield, now Manchester, s. in
Acworth, 1796, m. Eunice Richardson of Litchfield — ch., I., Hannah, P., d.
unm. II., Sally, m., d. of spotted fever. III., John, d. unm. IV., Selinda
K., m. T. M. Dickey (see Dickey family). V., Franklin, m. Margaret
Dickey of Londonderry — ch., 1, John; 2, Clarinda, d. young; 3, Sarah L.,
d. young; 4, Lucina, d. young; 5, Horace G. ; 6, Leavitt; 7, Orra A.
VI., Clarinda, d. young VII., Lucina, d. young. VIIL, Willard, m.
Susan H.^ Clark of Newbury — ch., 1, Josiah R., d. young; 2, Lucia E. ; 3,
Lucina H. ; 4, Emma J.; 5, Susanna C; 6, George A.; 7, Ellen S. ;
8, Frances W. Mr. Perham brought his wife and household effects to
Acworth on an ox sled, sixty miles, through the wilderness. Mrs. Perham
visited home the next year, riding all the way on horseback, carryino- an in-
fant, while her husband walked by her side.

Phineas Pettengill of Londonderry s. in Acworth, 1802, m. Hannah
Corning (see Corning family) — ch., I., Sally. II., Samuel. III., Maria,
the first of the fiimily b. in Acworth, m. Joel Tracy (see Tracy family).
IV., Trueman, m. Lucinda Beckwith, residence Windsor, Vt. — ch., 1, Joe
T. v., Phineas. m. Mary Sabine (see Merrill family), m. second Mrs.
Mary R. Symonds. Watson G., an adopted son of Phineas (see Saro-ent
family), m. Catherine Hemphill (see Hemphill family) — ch., 1, Lonie May.

Ambrose H. Piper of Wiscassett, Me., s. in Acworth, 1843, m. first
Lucetta M. Blodgett— ch., I., Rosa M. II., Herbert L. III., Nellie L.
IV., Lucetta M., he m. second Mrs. Margaret Putnam.

Peter Polly of Ashburnham, Mass., s. in Acworth, 1816, m. Desire
Flint — ch., I., Peter, d. unm. II., Amos, never s. in Acworth. III.,
Dorcas, never lived in Acworth. IV., Jacob, never s. in Acworth. V.,
Desire, m. first John Buswell (see Buswell family), m. second Silas Thomp-
son of Marlow. VI., Gertrude, never lived in Acworth. VII., David, m.
Mary Neal of Unity, was drowned in Haverhill — ch., 1, Luther; 2, Orson;
3, Alvin; 4, Olivia; 5, Albert; 6, Charlotte; 7, Emily; 8, Harvey.
VIIL, Flint, m. first Betsey Herrick, m. second Cynthia Neal of Unity.
IX., Mary E , m. Joel Angier (see Angier family).

Stephen Pond of Springfield, Vt., s. in Acworth, 1866, m. Olive S.
Fletcher — ch., I., Susan 0., m. Charles A. Snow (see Snow family). II.,
Stephen H., never lived in Acworth. Calvin Pond, brother of Stephen,


came from Springfield to Acworlh, 1867, ra. Eliza J. Ruggles — ch., I.,
William; II., Susan A., m. Thomas Riley— cb., 1, Willie, ''ill., Eva M.
IV., Laura A.

Joel Porter of Sullivan s. in Acworth, 1852, m. Clarissa Barney (see
Barney family) — ch., L, Joel B., d. young. II., Clara D., m. Frank Whit-
man — ch., 1, Mary Viola, m. second George F, Reed. III., Abigail S.,
d. young. IV., Ada L., d. young. V., Melinda A. I., m. Hammond
Reed (see Reed family). VI., William. VII., Emma E.

William, Levi, Rebecca and Prudence Prentiss, natives of Wincben-
don,, s, in Acwortb. William s. in Acwortb, 1832, m. Sarah F. Lin-
coln, (see Lincoln family) — ch., I., Davis B., m. Fannie McNab — ch., 1,
Carlos W., residence Springfield, Vt. II., Marden W., m. Ellen M. Perry,
residence Holyoke, Mass. III., Robert T. IV., William, d. in the army.
v., C. Herbert, m. Alice Perry, residence Holyoke. VI., Samuel L.
Levi Prentiss s. in Acwortb, 1859, m. Eliza Cumming.s — cb., I., Alzina
E., m. Willian P. Scott, residence Manchester. II., Eliza C. Rebecca
m. Eliphalet Parks (see Parks family).

Samuel, William and John Prentiss and Robert Huntley' (see
Huntley family), four brothers, came from New Boston to Acwortb, 1799.
Samuel m. Lydia Clark (see Ephraim Clark family) — ch., I., Polly. II.,
Ephraim. III., Tberon. IV., Margaret. V., Willard. VI., Nancy.
VIL, Samuel. John b. 1767, m. Mary Brown, rem. in 1819 to Plainfield,
Vt., d. 1842. His wife lived to see ih& grandchild of her grandcMld-^ch.,
eight, of whom five are living. I., Betsey, m. Alvan Wood (see Wood
family). II., John, m. Mabala Huntoon, residence Leroy, Ohio — ch., 1,
Silvia; 2, Ethan; 3, Cyrene; 4, Ursula; 5 and 6, (twins,) Rodney and
Rhoda. III., Luther R., residence Warrensville, Ohio. m. Abigail Patter-
son, a native of Acwortb — ch., l,Zelma, d. 1816; 2, Mendon; 3, Mineda;
4, Willard ; 5, Mary; 6, Ella. IV., Sarah, m. George Ayres of Plainfield,
Vt. — ch., 1, Lucina; 2, Olive, residence Bane, Vt. V., Lewis, m. Maria
Reed — ch., 1, Harriet; 2, Charles.

Dea. Thomas Putnam s. in Acwortb previous to 1772; was the first
justice of the peace, first miller, and first deacon in the Congregational
Church in Acwortb. Children of Thomas and Rachel Putnam b. in Ac-
worth. I., Martha. II., Dorothy. III., Asa. Dea. Putnam, afterwards
rem. to Charlestown.

Luther Randall m. Catherine J. Osgood (see Osgood family) — ch., I.,
Carlos W.

John Reed of Woburn, Mass., s. in Acwortb, 1786; was in the Conti-
nental Army from the battle of Bunker Hill until the close of the war, as
orderly sergeant. He bad a narrow escape at the battle of Bunker, being
knocked down by a missile just as the British were scaling the breastworks,
and killing an officer who was coming over upon him as be was lying pros-
trate. At another time be went out as a skirmisher with only one man, and

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succeeded at great peril to himself in bringing on an engagement which re-
sulted in victory to the Continental troops. He m. Deborah Holden of Gro-
ton, Mass. — ch., I., Polly, m. Moses P. Kemp (see Kemp family). IL,
Deborah, m. Amos Kenny — ch., 1, Thomas, m. Matilda Jeflfries—ch., (1)
T. Westley; 2, Emeline, m. Joseph Cheney— ch., (1) Ida D., (2) Sarah, (3)
Frank; 3, Deborah R., m. Augustus B. Bacheldor; 4, Polly, m. J. Har-
mon Kemp (see Kemp fomily). III., Jonathan H., m. Eunice Ingalls (see
Ingalls family)— ch., 1, Laura R., m. John B. Kemp (see Kemp family);
2, Electa, m. Silas L. Beckwith— ch., (1) Darwin 0., (2) Ruth L., d.
young, (3) Amelia Z., (4) Ruth N., (5) Albro E., (6) Edith E., (7) Or-
moud W., (8) Cornelia E., (9) Jennie T. ; 3, Mary, m. Orlin R. Kemp (see
Kemp family); 4, James M., m. first Esther Beckwith— ch., (1) Albert H.,
d. young, (2) Darwin B., d. young, (3) Edwin W., d. young, (4) Abbie A.,
(5) Edith C, d. young; m. second Mrs. Pamelia Cooke— ch., (6) Edward
H., (7) Clara E. ; 5, Edith I., d. unm. IV., David. V., Amos, m.
Patty Stearns — ch., 1, Elijah, m. Marietta H. Dinsmore — ch., (1) Emma
M., (2) Annette, (3) Frank E., (4) Chester D. ; 2, Martha J., m. Elijah
Huntley— ch., (1) Westley M., (2) Nellie, (3) Julia A. ; 3, Wilbra, m.
first Julianna E. Perkins— ch., (1) Josephine E., (2) Nelson F., (3) Ells-
worth A,, (4) Byron D.; m. second Melissa Copeland (see Copeland fam-
ily) ; 4, Julia, m. Amos F. Buswell (see Buswell family) ; 5, Amos J., m.
Harriet Gee, residence Nashua; 6, Adeline M., ru. Henry D. Putnam —
ch., (1) Jennie N., (2) Arthur 0.

Supply Reed, brother of John, came from Woburn to Acworth in 1785,
m. Susanna Byam, sister of Mrs. Dean Carleton, Jr. — ch., I., Supply, was
drowned when young. II., John, m. Rebecca Buss, residence Ohio — ch.,
1, Lee; 2, William; 3, Caroline; 4, Clarissa; 5, Ira; 6, Levi; 7, Rebecca;
8, Laura. III., Susanna, m. Silas Royce, residence Northfield, Vt. — ch.,
1., Harriet; 2, Maria; 3, Phyanna; 4, F-anny; 5, Lucy; 6, Henry; 7,
Laura. IV., Tellotson, m. Delia Byams — ch., 1, T. Sumner, m. first Lucy
Morse; m. second Sarah Symonds — ch., (1) Sumner, (2) Fred, residence
Fitzwilliam; 2, Nahum, residence Lowell; 3, Fidelia; 4, Calvin; 5, Wil-
liam; 6, Samuel; 7, John; 8, Mary; 9, Sally A. V., Judith, m. Nahum
Benjamin of Ashburnham, Mass. — ch., 1, Susan; 2, Alvira; 3, Timothy;
4, Supply; 5, Harriet; 6, Alzina. VI., Supply, m. first Mercy Streeter —
ch., 1, Sylvester A., m. Betsey Wallace (see James Wallace family) — ch.,
(1) James H., m. Melinda A. Porter (see Porter family)— ch., [1] Addie
E., d. young; when she died she had three great grandfathers and two great-
grandmothers, their aggregate age being over four hundred years, [2] Frank
E., (2) George F., m. Mrs. Clara D. Whitman, (3) Charlie M., (4) Ellen
M., (5) Willie W., (6) Edie F., d. young, (7) Rollins S., (8) Emma S.,
(9)Elroy E.; 2, Theron A., d. unm.; 3, Maria F., d. young; 4, Lucy
S., m. Granville Mitchell (see Granville Mitchell family); 5, Maria F., m.
Rollins Kempton, residence Boston— ch., (1) Zella, (2) Linnie; C, Mercy,


d. young. VI., Supply m. second Mrs. Catherine (Hodgman) Moore — ch.,

7, Supply, d. unm. ; 8, Willard, m. Lois residence Lawrence, Mass. ;

9, Israel, residence Lawrence; 10, Gracia ; 11, Ann; 12, George, d. young.
VII., Patty, m. Asa Shedd of Stoddard — ch., 1, Imla, m. Lucinda Clark;

2, Reed, ra. first Ann Richardson — ch., (1) John; m. second Tinker

— ch., (2) Marcellus R ; 3, Clarinda, d. young; 4, Hosea P., m. Eliza
Coburn — ch., (1) Asa H., (2) Arthur, and four others; 5, Clarinda, m.
first Everett Barden — ch., (1) Inda; m. second Elbridge Mitchell (see

Granville Mitchell family) . VII., Patty m. second Kemp. VIII. ,

Mahala, d. young. IX., Sally, d. unm. X., Mahala, m. David Currier
(see Currier family). XI., Lucinda, m. first Ebenezer Jones of Ashburn-
ham, Mass. — ch., 1, Eliza; 2, Sylva; 3, Charles. XL, Lucinda ra. second
Abel Corey — ch., 4, Isaac; 5, Lucy, and two others. XII., Parker, d.
young. XIII., Parker, m. first Tryphena Smith, residence Alstead — ch.,
1, Drusilla; 2, Charles W. ; 3, George.

Horace Ricuardson of Alstead s. in Acworth, 18-^3, m. Amanda M.
Chase — ch., I., Charles, m. Nettie Huutoon, residence Lempster. II.,
Eliza A.

Jacob Richardson of Lempster s. in Acworth, 1857, m. first Lucinda
Foster (see Timothy Foster family) — ch., I., J. Foster, m. first Adeline
Thompson — ch., 1, Hermon. I., J. Foster m. second Nettie Peck (see
Peck family), m. third Maria E. Mann. II., Edmund, m. Lizzie Ward,
residence Lempster — ch., 1, Cleon. III., Olive L., m. George F. Nichols
(see Nichols family). IV., Trueman H., m. Anne Gowan — ch., 1, Ada.

John Robb, embarked from Scotland for the West Indies to live with a
wealthy uncle, but was, by stress of weather, driven on the coast of New
England, where he was detained by sickness. He became acquainted with
a man who owned land in Acworth, purchased a farm and settled upon it in
1787, m. Mary Alexander of Londonderry, d. 1799. His wife d., aged
91 years — ch., I., Mary, m. Whitefield Gilniore of Unity — ch., 1, John,
m. first Margaret J. Angell; m. second Ann Augusta Beard — ch., (1)
Margaret J., d. young, (2) Esther H. ; 2, Noah, m. Eliza A. Slover of
New York; 3, Mary E., m. Nicolas E. Sargent (see Sargent family); 4,
Margaret, d. young; 5, Miudwell, d. young; G, Bradley M., m. Clara Lane
of Raymond, residence Brooklyn, N. Y. — ch., (1) Clarence B., (2) Carrie
L. ; 7, Rosette, m. first Asa B. Marshall, rem. to Wisconsin — ch., (1)
Myra R. ; m. second Charles G. Witt of Wisconsin ; 8, Elizabeth J., d. unm.
II., David, ra. first Diana Farr, rem. to Springfield, 111. — ch., 1, Daniel,

m. Jennie Rogers, residence Nebraska City — ch., (1) Daniel, (2) ,

d. young; 2, Lucy, m. Preston Breckenridge, residence Springfield — ch.,
(1) David, (2) Lucy; 3, John, m. Mary Bailes— ch., (1) Mary J., m.
Marshall Raines— ch., [1] John, [2] Eliza, [3] Elizabeth, (2) David, (3)
Eliza E., (4) Pliebe, (f-) William, (6) Joseph; 4, Electa, m. Joseph Claw-
son; 5, William, m. Helen , rem. to Corydon, Iowa — ch., (1) George


D., (2) Mary D., (3) Daniel; 6, Mary J., m. Joseph Clawson— ch., (1)
Lucy, (2) Samuel, (3) Emma, (4) Rosa, (5) Abram, (6) Mary J. III.,
Maro-aret, was burned to death at the time her father's house burned down.
The house took fire by means of flax that had been spread to dry, while she
was in the cellar, and it burned so rapidly that it was impossible for her to
escape by the door, anil she perished while her friends were hurrying to effect
an entrance from the outside. IV., John ; in physiognomy, was not unlike
Daniel Webster. He was a man that could be neither driven nor flattered.
He was decided in his opinions but not gifted as a public speaker. With
better early advantages he might have ranked high among men of knowl-
cdo-e. Besides the town offices he held he was County Commissioner and
State Senator. He m. Philinda Liscomb (see Liscomb family) — oh., 1,

Samuel, m. Caroline , killed in San Francisco by the explosion of

an engine in 1862 ; 2, Harriet, d. unm. ; 3, Nancy, d, unm. V., Jane, m,
John L. Liscomb (see Liscomb family).

Merrill Robie, native of Springfield, s. in Acworth, 1869, m. Emeline
S. Merrill (see Merrill family).

Daniel Robinson* was of the fifth gen. in America; first gen., ,

emigrated from England, s. in Salem, Mass.; second, Joseph; third, Isaac;
fourth, John. Daniel was b. in Andover, Mass., in 1783, m. Lucy,
daughter of Samuel Hills of Surrey, s. in Acworth, 1809; was in the mer-
cantile business thirty-six years and was a valuable member of society; d.
1856 — ch., I., Lucy, b. 1808, m. Daniel M. Smith of Lempster — ch., 1,
Mary L. ; 2, Sarah R., d. young; 3, George M. ; 4, Clara E. ; 5, Clarence
E., d. young; 6, Martha R. II., Sarah T., m. first Winslow Allen (see
Allen family) ; m. second Jonathan Robinson of Keene. HI., Mary L., d.
young. IV., Dean D., residence Washington, D. C, m. Mary G. Parks
(see Parks family) — ch., 1., Charles D., killed at the battle of Fredericks-
burg, 1862; 2, Helen E., m. Galen Grout (see Grout family); 3, Adeline
L.; 4, Maria. V., John, m. Sarah M. Peck— ch., 1, Daniel D., b. 1860,
d. young; 2, Samuel W., b. 1861.

Daniel Robinson, native of New London, s. in Acworth, 1832, m. first
Lydia Doolittle — ch., I., Charles, m. Martha Brown (see Gardiner Brown
family)— ch., 1, Charles; 2, Frank G. ; 3, Willie. II., Ellen 0., d. young.
III., Ellen M., m. Homer Tracy, d. 1866. IV., Frances A., d. young.
Daniel m. second Mrs. Sarah Doane.

LiEOT. John Rogers rem. from Londonderry, N. H., to Acworth, 1768;
built the fourth log house in town. He is supposed to have been the
seventh o^en. from John Rogers, the martyr. The family moved to Ireland
soon after the death of the martyr. He died in 1776 of camp fever, con-
tracted in going to bring home Robert McClure, Sr., who was sick in the
camp of the Continental Army. He was selectman that year, and was the

* See Rev. Dr. Wright's letter.


first person buried in the old grave-yard, the site of which he had just
selected, m. Jane Ewius (see Ewins family) — ch., I., James, m. Mary Mark-
ham (see Markham family), rem. to Black River County — ch., 1, Jonathan;

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