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VITAL STATISTICS



OF THE



Town of Keene

NEW HAMPSHIRE,

^Compiled from the Town Records, First Church and

Family Records, the Original Fisher Record

and the Newspapers,

BY FRANK H. WHITCOMB, CITY CLERK.

Authorized by vote of the City Councils, June J, 1905.




KEENE, N. H.

SENTINEL PRINTING COMPANY.

1905.



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"One generation passeth away, and another generation conieth : hut the earth
abideth forever."

"Remember tlie days of old, consider the years of many generations : ask thy
father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee."



BIRTHS 1742-1 S77

MARRIAGES 1753-1S54

DEATHS 1742-1881



D. OF D. ^

SEP 22 '90b !



Announcement.



This publication is the first of a series of printed records of vital statistics of
the town of Keene. It is expected that others will be issued in order to make
all the records of a similar character available for public use to the year 1888,
when the city began to print them in the annual reports. These should be pre-
served with reference to binding the whole series, later, in a single volume, which,
together with the annual reports from the 3'ear 1888, will form a verN- complete
work of its kind.

The law requiring a return of births, marriages and deaths to be made to
the state was enacted in 1849, the first returns being made for the 3'ear 1850.
For that year the town of Keene made a return of marriages only.

From 1851 to 1857, inclusive, the state has no records whatever from Keene.
In 1858 a return of births, marriages and deaths was made. From 1859 to
1867, inclusive, marriage returns were made from Keene, but no births or deaths.
In 1868 a return of marriages and deaths was made. From 1869 to 1877, in-
clusive, marriages only were returned. Since 1877 such records as were received
of births, marriages and deaths were recorded in the city records (since about
1882 in indexed record books) and returned to the state.

Under the law passed at the last session of the Legislature, clerks will be
required to make returns of all records of births, marriages and deaths in posses-
sion of the town that have not heretofore been reported to the state.

The city councils have deemed it wise to furnish these records in a convenient
form, for several reasons. It must be remembered that the time-worn records in
the vault of the city clerk's office, whose ink is rapidly fading, will soon become
illegible. Several pages of the original Fisher records have already disappeared,
the remaining leaves have become loosened, and are likely at any time to become
lost. Many lines can only be deciphered under a powerful glass. These records
are of invaluable service to historians and genealogists and ought never to be
allowed to perish. Once in print the record of these facts will be indestructible.
After the publication of the vital statistics it would be comparatively safe to send
all the old and badly worn town records to be cleansed, rebound and covered,
page by page, with overlays of transparent silk as is done in such cases, thus
permanently preserving the old volumes.



4 TOWN OF KEENE.

MARRIAGES.
This volume comprises the marriage records of the town of Keene from its
incorporation in 1753 to the year 1854-. From 1753 to 1812 they were recorded
in what is now known in other city pubhcations as Vol. Records of Town
Meetings. Since 1812 they have been kept in separate volumes devoted to mar-
riage records only. The remaining marriage records include the contents of the
first two volumes of separate records. They are arranged in chronological tables,
to which has been added an alphabetical index, including the name of the bride
and groom who are parties to the marriage. To find a marriage record one need
only to turn to a name in the index, and finding the year of the marriage follow-
ing the name, use it as a guide to the chronological table of records.

BIRTHS.

The birth records are arranged, as far as possible, under the name of the
father and mother, in regular order, and are self-indexed on the margin, by the
hanging-head, alphabetically. These birth records cover the contents of the first
two record books of the town of Keene, which were set apart for such statistics.
To these have been added a thousand, more or less, of those born in Keene,
whose names and birth dates have been taken from family records.

In all cases of children, where the name of the town is omitted, the birth is
presumed to have occurred in Keene unless otherwise stated ; but in the case of
parents it is not intended to convey that information, yet in many instances, cor-
rect knowledge in this respect has been communicated in the text. The birth
records are intended to comprise all the births of the town of Keene, and of the
first four years under the municipal government, or, in other words, from 1753
to 1878, when the continuous records of births begin.

The following abbreviations have been used:

b born.

bap baptized.

d died; also day or days.

dau daughter.

f. female.

m married; also month or months.

m. r from marriage record.

p posthumous.

s son.

unm unmarried.

y year or years.

The birthplace of a child is presumed to be Keene unless otherwise stated.



VITAL STATISTICS. 5

DEATHS.

The necrology of this volume contains a valuable collection of facts, arranged,
as far as possible, under the name of the father, or husband, indexed like the
births, on the margin by means of the hanging-head, alphabetically.

Prior to the year 1885 nearly all the records of deaths in Keene, for the 121
years under a town government that were accessible to the public were contained
in a book entitled, "Records of the Town of Keene, Lib. 2, containing in the fore
part Births; in the latter part Deaths; in alphabetical order, as per the Top of
each page." It is evident that Liber 2 was started in the year 1784 (the town
clerk going about from house to house for the family records) by Ichabod Fisher,
from Wrentham, Mass., the first merchant in Keene, whose store was the small
yellow house on the south side of West street, nearly opposite the end of School
street, which remained standing till April 29, 1880, when this so long familiar
landmark was taken down. Mr. Fisher was town clerk of Keene from 1766 to
1786, a period of twenty years, and kept a record of deaths. Ichabod Fisher
died on Nov. 21, 1809, "aged 81 years to a day." The records were continued
by succeeding town clerks, in Liber 2, town records.

A separate record of deaths was also kept in chronological order by Ichabod
Fisher's son, Dea. Thomas Fisher, who was born on Sept. 15, 1758, from the
year 1778 to the date of his death, which occurred on Dec. 3, 1834. This chrono-
logical record was continued till 1842, subsequently partly copied by Charles
Sturtevant and then continued till the year 1859. From 1859 to 1866, Dea.
Hosea Foster and Joshua D. Colony kept annual lists, which were used by City
Clerk Samuel Nims in connection with the Sturtevant copy of the Fisher record.
City Clerk Nims copied the last named record and lists, in 1885. receiving the
Sturtevant copy from the late Joseph R. Beal, and these records have been fre-
quently consulted for public purposes.

The present city clerk has received the original Thomas Fisher record for safe
keeping, and has spent many extra hours during several months in compiling the
death records of the town, carefully comparing the same with the original Fisher
book, and the First church record, in which he has fortunately found that Dr. Z. S.
Barstow kept the death records of the town from the date of his coming to
Keene in 1818, to the year 1858, a period of forty years.

From the original Fisher and the Barstow records many names and other
important items, ages, causes of death, and statistics giving the total number of
deaths in Keene for a long term of years, have been supplied. Hiram Blake, Esq.,
has also contributed to the collection of the material, which the city clerk has in
his possession for comparison with the old town records and the later additions
made from the Sturtevant copy of the Fisher record. Mr. Blake's contribution is
entitled "Dr. Barstow's Necrology." This necrology has been in Mr. Blake's



6 TOWN OF KEBNE.

possession for twentj'-five years, having been passed to him by the late WilHam S.
Briggs for safe keeping. The document is in Mr. Barstow's handwriting and
covers five years, from 1848 to 1853, inclusive, and five 3'ears from 1862 to 1867,
inclusive, furnishing the lists for 1866 and 1867, the latter two nowhere appearing
upon the town records of deaths. Mrs. Joseph M. Hyland has also kindly
loaned her scrap book to the city clerk, in which she kept the printed notices of
the deaths for the years 1870, 1871, 1872. These hsts brought the records of
deaths very nearly to the date of the change in town government, 1874. For the
missing years the newspapers have been consulted and the present record brought
down to April, 1881, when the city began to keep the same in books with a con-
venient index, devoted exclusively to the city necrolog3\

The thanks of the compiler are due to Rev. Josiah L. Seward, D. D., for the
free use of his valuable collection of birth records covering those of Sullivan fami-
lies connected in some way with the town of Keene; to Hiram Blake, Esq., for
his valuable contribution of the Barstow Necrology ; to Charles C. Sturtevant,
for the use of the First Church records for a long time; and to all who have
responded in many ways and by encouraging assistance made the presentation of
these pages possible.

It is expected that the publication of this work will discover many omissions
in the town records, and it is hoped that interest in the matter of preserving
family lists will be revived, and lead the descendants of old Keene families to
bring in unrecorded statistics for preservation.

The following abbreviations have been employed in the death records:

d ". died; also day or days.

m month or months.

p plate (coffin).

y year or years.

The place of death is presumed to be Keene unless otherwise stated.

FRANK H. WHITCOMB,
Keene, N. H., June, 1905. City Clerk.



Birtks.



Abbott, Henry, b. Keene, Oct. 5, 1832;
d. Winchester, Feb. 12, 1898.

Abbot, Joseph and Betsey. Children:
Betsey (posthumous), b. Mar. 27,
1791, Wilton; Joseph, b. Apr. 22,
1786; Isaac, b. Sept. 26, 1788.

Abbott, Milan E., b. July 2, 1858.

Abbott, William Pickman, b. May 15,
1811, m. Harriet Mead Handerson,
Feb. 20, 1855, d. Aug. 25, 1880, and
Harriet Mead, his wife, b. Chester-
field, Dec. 29, 1820, d. Dec. 16, 1889.
Children: William Handerson, b.
Dec. 26, 1855; Harry Pickman, b.
Aug. 21, 1857; Daniel Abbott, b.
June 1, 1859, d. May 3, 1867; George
Chandler, b. Mar. 12, 1861, d. May
21, 1861; Katherine B., b. Aug. 22,
1862, m. George Frank Ball.

Abercrombe, Robert and Thankful.
Children: Elizabeth, b. May 15, 1786;
Polly, b. Feb. 29, 1788; Robert, b.
Aug. 9, 1789; John, b. May 9, 1791;
Nancy, b. Sept. 20, 1782, Whateley,
Mass.

Adams, Benjamin F. and Louisa R.
Children: Helen Louisa, b. July 3,
1829; Isabella Fiske, b. Jan. 22, 1831;
Mary Jane, b. May 7, 1832; Caroline
Dana, b. May 11, 1834; Julia Ann, b.
July 12, 1836; Frank Benjamin, b.
July 3, 1838; George Everett, b.
June 18, 1840; Abbott Livermore, b.
Apr. 20, 1842.

Adams, Charles Goldthwaite (Dr.), b.
Mar. 7, 1793, and Mary Ann King,



b. Boston, Mass., Mar. 21, 1800.
Children: Sarah Goldthwaite, b.
Aug. 28, 1823; Joseph Daniel, b.
Sept. 16, 1824; Mary Ann, b. Sept.
18, 1825; CMarles Goldthwaite, b. May
9, 1827; Martha Maria, b. Aug. 25,
1828; Eliza, b. Feb. 18, 1830; John
Howard, b. Sept. 4, 1831; John
Goldthwaite, b. Mar. 26, 1834; Susan
King, b. Feb. 21, 1836; Julius George,
b. Jan. 31, 1838; Mary Harriet, b.
May 12, 1839; Emma Caroline, b.
Dec. 23, 1840.

Adams, Daniel and Sally. Children;
Charles, b. March 7, 1793.

Adams, Daniel (Dr.), b. Lincoln, Mass.,

, 1766, and Sarah (Goldthwaite)

Apdaile, b. Boston, Mass., .

Children: Charles Goldthwaite, b.
Mar. 7, 1793.

Adams, Daniel Emerson (Rev.) and
Ellen Frances Kingsbury, b. Keene,
Dec. 11, 1834. Children: Charles
Darwin, b. Oct. 21, 1856; and the
following named b. in Wilton: Mary
Catherine, Apr. 9, 1868; George Wil-
ton, Apr. 27, 1873.

Adams, William Henry, b. Pomfret,
Vt., April 7, 1841, and Matilda Whip-
ple, b. Pomfret, Vt., Feb. 6, 1852.
Children: Carl Henry, b. April 14,
1869.

Aldrich, Dunbar and Hannah. Chil-
dren: George, b. Aug. 29, 1827; Ed-
ward Knight, b. Aug. 4, 1829.

Aldrich, George Everett, b. Fitzwll-
liam, June 11, 1841, d. East Boston,



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TOWN OF KEENE.



Mass., Feb. , 1895, m. Helen

Louisa Adams, b. Jaffrey, Nov. 5,
1838. Children: Arthur Wilbur, b.
Springfield, Mass., Feb. 21, 1863;
Harry Nehemiah, b. Keene, Oct. 25,
1864; Infant son, d. young.

Aldrich, Samuel Britton, b. Westmore-
land, May 20, 1807, and Sophia Grif-
fin Gurler, b. Nelson, Oct. 11, 1808.
Children: Frances Loretta, b. July
12, 1834; Selden Samuel, b. Aug. 22,
1839; Sarah Louisa, b. Nov. 5, 1840;
Thomas Merrill, b. Apr. 22, 1847;
Edwin Vasco, b. May 25, 1851; Ed-
ward Valmore, b. May 25, 1851.

Aldrich, Thomas Merrill, b. Keene,
Apr. 22, 1847, and Georgianna White-
house, b. Lowell, Mass., Dec. 15,
1849. Children: Charles Sewell, b.
Nov. 25, 1870; Darwin Merrill, b.
Dec. 8, 1871, d. Chickmauga Park,
Ga., July 31, 1898; Gertrude F., b.
Nov. 2, 1881.

Allen, Daniel and Diadamia. Children:
Daniel, b. June 28, 1843.

Ames, Thomas F. and Rebecca. Chil-
dren: Ann Rebecca, b. May 27, 1809;
Jane Fay, b. Dec. 24, 1811; Thomas
Capen, b. Jan. 4, 1814; Silas Fay, b.
June 31, 1816; Marietta Gridley, b.
Aug. 4, 1818; Frances Maria, b. Sept.
24, 1820; Caroline Fowle, b. July 12,
1822; George Lafayette, b. Sept. 5,
1824; Horace Leavett, b. Sept. 6,
1833.

Amidon, Philip and Jerusha. Chil-
dren: Julia, b. Feb. 15, 1795; Lucre-
tia, b. June 28, 1797; Philip, b. Aug.
11, 1799.

Archer, Asa and Dina. Children: Joel,
b. Nov. 15, 1798.

Archer, Benjamin and Elizabeth. Chil-
dren: Zebina, b. Mar. 31, 1766;
Leonard, b. Apr. 9, 1769; Asa, b.
July 7, 1771; Leonard, b. Apr. 10,



1774; Olive, b. Apr. 11, 1779; Eliza-
beth, b. Apr. 29, 1781; Elizabeth, b.
Apr. 28, 1787.

Archer, Jonathan and Abigail. Chil-
dren: Phebe, b. Jan. 14, 1772; Hosea,
b. Nov. 9, 1774, d. Sept. 1, 1777;

Susanna, b. ; Anna, b. Dec. 15,

1780; Sally, b. Jan. 17, 1784; Joel, b.
Oct. 4, 1786; Abigail, b. Oct. 26, 1789.

Archer, Zebina and Abigail. Children:
Elias, b. Apr. 22, 1789; Eli, b. July
24, 1791; Elizabeth, b. Nov. 8, 1793;
Calvin, b. Apr. 18, 1796.

Baker, David and Amanda H. Chil-
dren: Emily Frances, b. July 13,
1832; George Henry, b. Feb. 13, 1835;
Sanford King, b. Jan. 17, 1837; Dian-
tha Hale, b. Mar. 20, 1839.

Baker, Elijah and Rebecca. Children:
Rebecca, b. Mar. 28, 1781; Elijah, b.
Feb. 20, 1783; Saben, b. Oct. 15, 1784.

Baker, Thomas, b. Topsfield, Mar. 5,
1730 O. S., and Sarah his wife, b.
Boxford, Feb. 7, 1732. Children:
Thomas, b. July 5, 1752, Topsfield;
Sarah, b. June 14, 1755, Topsfield;
Olive, b. Mar. 20, 1759, Topsfield;
Mary, b. Apr. 9, 1761, Topsfield;
Hepzibah, b. Oct. 29, 1763, Keene;
Susanna, b. Aug. 8, 1766; David, b.
May 13, 1769; Anna, b. Apr. 30, 1772;
Jonathan, b. Dec. 22, 1775.

Baker, Thomas, Jr. and Betsey. Chil-
dren: Thomas, b. Apr. 3, 1793;
David, b. Aug. 6, 1795; Sally, b. Apr.
1, 1798; Mary, b. Nov. 27, 1800;
Emily, b. June 28, 1804.

Balch, Andrew and Louisa. Children:
Louisa, b. July 7, 1816; James An-
drew, b. Nov. 23, 1817; Lucy Snow,
b. Sept. 17, 1819; Olive Almira, b.
Aug. 11, 1821.

Balch, Benjamin and Elisabeth. Chil-
dren: Olive, b. Nov. 17, 1769, d. Oct.
21, 1773; Thankful, b. Apr. 23, 1772;



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Abner, b. Mar. 5, 1774; Elisabeth, b.
June 21, 1775; Esther, b. Oct. 13,
1778.
Balch, Caleb and Elisabeth. Children:
Joanna, b. Aug. 21, 1763; Cyrus, b.
July 14, 1765; Amos, b. Jan. 28, 1767;
Caleb, b. Mar. 9, 1770; Bethiah, b.
July 15, 1772, Westmoreland.

Balch, George A. and Jemima. Chil-
dren: George W., b. Dec. 23, 1832;
Martha A., b. Aug. 14, 1834; Mary
Ann, b. July 11, 1837.

Balch, John, b. Beverly, Mass., 1737,
and Mary. Child: John, Jr., b. Dec.

10, 1757.

Balch, John and Susanna. Children:
Ruth, b. Nov. 26, 1767; Polly, b. Feb.
lU, 1770; Susanna, b. Feb. 14, 1773;
Anna, b. Dec. 10, 1775; Anna, b.
Feb. 15, 1778.

Balch, John, Jr. and Lucy Snow. Chil-
dren: Hannah, b. Apr. 4, 1781; Lu-
cinda, b. Mar. 23, 1783; Abigail, b.
Mar. 28, 1785; Andrew, b. May 2,
1787; Ezra, b. June 18, 1798.

Balch, Perley Snow, b. Westmoreland,
Sept. 15, 1824, d. Keene, Aug. 16,
1868, and Mary Elizabeth Pond, b.
Keene, Dec. 23, 1827. Children: Lu-
cius Edwin, b. Aug. 30, 1849, d. Feb.

11, 1850; Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 8,
1852, d. Dec. 6, 1853; Ella Saphronia,
b. July 18, 1854; Lizzie Anna, b.
Feb. 26, 1858, d. Sept. 3, 1880; In-
fant dau., b. and d., Jan. 12, 1859;
Mary Ellen, b. July 27, 1861, d. Aug.
13, 1861; Julia Ellen, b. May 19,
1866, d. Oct. 31, 1866.

Balch, William and Mehetabel. Child:
Aaron, b. May 10, 1792.

Ball, George Frank, b. Mar. 6, 1860,
m. Katherine Elizabeth Abbott, b.
Aug. 22, 1862. Children: Mary Ab-
bott, b. Nov. 21, 1886, Binghamton,
N. Y.



Ball, George W., b. Dec. 22, 1819, m.
Mary Ann Stearns, April 25, 1844, b.
Keene, Sept. 21, 1822. Children:
Helen Ann, b. Oct. 23, 1845, m. James
S. Taft, b. Nelson, July 16, 1844, on
Jan. 9, 1872; Mary Emma, b. Aug. 1,
1851, m. Charles J. Eastman, Jan.
23, 1879; George Frank, b. Mar. 6,
1860, m. Katherine Abbott, Aug. 29,
1885; Emmons, b. Aug. 18, 1866, m.
Eunice Emogene Humphrey, in
Costa Rica, Nov. 6, 1897, he d. July
5, 1904.

Ballon, Silas W., b. Richmond, Nov. 5,
1825, m. r.

Ballou, Welcome Darling, b. Cumber-
land, R. I., and Eliza Cushman, b.
Attleboro, Mass. Children: Susan
Mary, b. May 4, 1826, Cumberland;
Flavins Josephus, b. Aug. 31, 1828,
Cumberland; Ann Eliza, b. Oct. 31,
1830, Cumberland; Olive Sayles, ]>.
Jan. 23, 1833, Cumberland; Susan
Mary, b. Marlboro, N. H., Jan. 22,
1836; and the following named in
Keene: Sara Ann, b. Dec. 29, 1838;
Louise Jennie, b. March 6, 1841.

Banks, Noble and Sally. Children:
William, b. Sept. 7, 1791, Packers-
field; George, b. Jan. 14, 1793; Sally,
b. Feb. 18, 1795; Melinda, b. Mar. 1,
1797; Charles, b. Feb. 5, 1800.

Banks, William and Tamer. Children;
Edward, b. Dec. 24, 1779; Israel, b.
May 20, 1781; Azubah, b. Mar. 20,
1782; Jenna, b. Nov. 11, 1784; Lu-
cinda, b. Aug. 22, 1787.

Bancroft, Amos and Ariadna Cooke.
Children b. in Townsend, Mass.:
Ella M., b. Aug. 9, 1850; Rhoda C, b.
Feb. 14, 1853; Mary A., b. Feb. 10,
1855; the following named b. in
Keene: Amos W., b. Mar. 10, 1858;
Ellen G., b. May 23, 1859; Ariadna
M., b. June 15, 1860; Harriet E., b.
Sept. 14, 1861; Elizabeth A., b. Aug.
31, 1862; Joseph A., b. Dec. 13, 1864.



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TOWN OF KBENE.



Bancroft, Amos and Ellen Goodnow.
Children: Ella H.. b. Feb. 5, 1870;
Bertha G., b. June 11, 1871; Arthur
W., b. Aug. 7, 1874; Charles W., b.
April 5, 1877.

Barker, David and Clarra. Children:
David Simmons, b. Jan. 13, 1821,
Auburn, N. Y.; Mary Eliza, b. May
28, 1822, Auburn, N. Y.; Cornelia
Josephine, b. Nov. 22, 1823, Auburn,
N. Y.; Thomas Messer, b. Aug. 20,
1825; George Thorndike, b. Oct. 9,
1827; Sarah Thwing, b. Feb. 4, 1829.

Barker, Henry Hollis, b. Westmore-
land, Apr. 24, 1834, and Martha Ann
Burt, b. Chesterfield, Nov. 17, 1837.
Children: Arthur Henry, b. West-
moreland, Apr. 9, 1862; and the fol-
lowing named in Keene: Alice Myr-
tle, b. May 20, 1864; Herbert Wil-
liam, b. Sept. 30, 1867; Frank Nor-
man, b. July 20, 1869; Charles Fred-
erick, b. Nov. 19, 1870; Ernest Clar-
ence, b. Mar. 1, 1872; Clifton Leroy,
b. June 19, 1876.

Barker, T. Liscomb, son, b. May 30,
1855.

Barrett, William Allen, b. Stoddard,
July 15, 1826, and Maria Freiden-
burgh, b. Catskill, N. Y., Oct*. 8, 1830-
31. Children: Ida Leora, b. Stod-
dard, July 2, 1852; Frank Allen, b.
Stoddard, Nov. 26, 1855; and the fol-
lowing named In Keene: Fred Eu-
gene, b. Mar. 4, 1857; Charles Lund,
b. Oct. 26, 1858; Kate Maria, b. Aug.
30, 1860; May Lena. b. May 15, 1868.
Barron, William and Isabel Larrabee.
Children: Lucy, b. Oct. 13, 1753;
Isabel, b. Nov. 20, 1761.
Barstow, Rev. Zedekiah Smith and
Elizabeth. Children: Timothy

Dwight, b. July 17, 1820; William, b.
Sept. 8, 1822; Elizabeth Whitney, b.
Sept. 24, 1824; Josiah Whitney, b.
June 21, 1826.



Bassett, Nathan and Harriet. Chil-
dren: William, b. Jan. 3, 1819; Eliza-
beth, b. June 24, 1820; Charles, b.
Aug. 26, 1822; James, b. Sept. 3,
1824; Samuel, b. Nov. 27, 1826.

Bassett, Samuel, b. Norton, Mass., and
Martha Belding. Children: Samuel,
b. Mar. 4, 1778; William, b. Aug. 17,
1779; Massa, b. Jan. 24, 1783; Fatty,
b. Apr. 30, 1787.

Bates, Jervis, b. Blackstone, Mass., d.
Keene, Nov. 12, 1861, 53 y., and
Eliza Ann Stone, b. Hubbardston,
Mass. Children: Julius Jervis, b.
Swanzey, Aug. 15, 1839, d. Manhat-
tan, N. Y., family; Ann Elizabeth, b.
Swanzey, July 22, 1842, d. Hubbard-
ston, Mass., 1 y.; Edward Earl, b.
Swanzey, Jan. 7, 1843, d. Decatur,
Georgia, family; and the following
named in Keene: Frederick William,

b. May , 1844; Infant dau., b.

May 22, 1847, d. May 24, 1847; Henry

Clay, b. , 1848, d. Oct. 9, 1853, 5

y. 4 m.; Victoria Elizabeth, b. July
17, 1850; Ann Eliza, b. June 4,1853;

Leila Isabele, b. Aug. , 1860, d.

aged 2 y. 10 m.

Bates, Sylvester, Woodstock, Vt., b.
, 1811, m. r.

Beliveau, Francis, b. St. Celestine, P.
Q., Aug. 22, 1812, m. in Stoddard,
May 30, 1837, d. Keene, May 27, 1891,
and Susan Gilson, b. Stoddard, Sept.
28, 1817, d. Keene, June 8, 1896.
Children: Frank Allison, b. May 16,
1838, Stoddard, d. Keene, Apr. 28,
1885; Susan Augusta, b. Stoddard,
Oct. 27, 1839, m. Frank Kendrlck
Burnham, Keene, May 20, 1860; Hul-
dah Ann, b. Stoddard, d. Keene, Sept.
19. 1849, 6 y.;Huldah Ann 2d, b.
Keene, Apr. 8. 1850, m. John Dwight

Cooley. 1866; Nellie Josephine.

b. Keene, Apr. 9, 1855, d. Keene. Aug.
7, 1856; Leslie Gilson, b. Keene,



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Aug. 23, 1857, m. in Milford, Mass.,
Ida A. Goodwin.

Bemis, Luther G., b. Troy, July 11,
1828, m. r.

Beverstock, Daniel and Lucinda Bing-
ham. Child: Lucinda, b. Mar. 15,
1805.

Billings, Isaac and Esther. Children:
Sarah, b. Sept. 17, 1772; Abel, b.
Dec. 23, 1774; Esther, b. Aug. 9,
1777; Isaac, b. Sept. 20, 1779; Abel,
b. June 26, 1781; Daniel, b. Jan. 8,
1784.

Billings, Isaac and Hannah. Children:
Isaac Holland, b. Jan. 5, 1806; Kezia
Ellis, b. Dec. 9, 1807; Chauncey
Blake, b. May 29, 1810.

Bisco, Leonard, dau., b. Apr. 3, 1855;
dau., b. July 2, 1857.

Blake, Abel and Sally Eveleth. Chil-
dren: Betsey, b. Jan. 16, 1789;
Reuel, b. June 15, 1790; Nancy, b.
Apr. 6, 1792; Abel, b. June 30, 1793;
Abel, 2d, b. Oct. 3, 1795.

Blake, Abel, Jr., b. Keene, Oct. 3, 1795,
and Hannah Townshend Monroe, b.
Shrewsbury, Mass., Oct. 31, 1814.
Children: Milton, b. Oct. 18, 1837.

Blake, Asahel and Ithamar. Children:
Olive, b. Dec. 16, 1777; Sarah, b.
Feb. 12, 1780; Abiel, b. Apr. 24, 1782;
Asahel, b. Apr. 11, 1784; Daniel
Adams, b. Apr. 29, 1789; Israel, b.
Apr. 29, 1795.

Blake, Isaac and Polly. Children:
Joseph, b. Sept. 3, 1783; Nancy, b.
Apr. 27, 1785.

Blake, Joseph and Elizabeth. Chil-
dren: Elizabeth, b. June 12, 1771;
Joseph, b. Aug. 30, 1774 (died same
day).

Blake, Joseph R. and Mehitable. Chil-
dren: George W., b. Sept. 17, 1824;
Sarah R., b. Dec. , 1826.

Blake, Joseph R. and Rebecca. Child:
Eliza M., b



Blake, Milton, b. Keene, Oct. 18, 1837,
and Emily Isabel Merriam, b. Wal-
pole, Apr. 23, 1844. Children: Fred
Milton, b. Feb. 14, 1870; Bessie
Maria, b. Jan. 23, 1872; Ellery Mer-
riam, b. Dec. 27, 1873. Bessie Maria
Blake, m. Herbert L. Tenney, d.
Keene, Apr. 9, 1904.

Blake, Nathan and Elisabeth. Chil-
dren: Esther, b. Dec. 29, 1742, O. S.;
Elisabeth, b. Dec. 11, 1744, O. S.;
Asahel, b. June 24, 1749, O. S.; Na-
than, b. May 1, 1752, N. S.; Abel, b.
Feb. 14, 1759; Abner, b. Nov. 23,
1760.

Blake, Nathan, Jr. and Bathsheba.
Children: Amphyas, b. Nov. 27,
1778; Roxanna, b. Oct. 2, 1782; Na-
than, b. Oct. 15, 1784; Bathsheba, b.
Mar. 18, 1787; Elijah, b. Sept. 3.
1789; Elijah, 2d, b. Apr. 8, 1791;
Rosalinda, b. June 29, 1793; Parley,
b. June 15, 1797.

Blake, Obadiah and Zipporah. Chil-
dren: Elijah, b. Sept. 7, 1763; Arte-



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