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1809-1811, 1813.
Daniel Ruggles, 1787-1792, 1801,

1802, 1823-1825.



318



HISTORY OF HARDWICK.



Lemuel Willis, 1788-1800, 1802,

1806, 1807.
Jonathan Danforth, 1795, 1797.
Seth Hinkley, 1797-1800.
Timothy Paige, 1798-1821.
Moses Maudell, 1801, 1806-1808,

1817-1819.
Jeduthuu Spooner, 1803-1805,

1814-1816.
Timothy Billings, 1808-1811.
Samuel Hinkley, 1812, 1813.
Thomas AYheeler (Colonel), 1812.
Ebenezer Perry, 1814-1816, 1826-

1830, 1835, 1837, 1841.
Samuel Billings, 1817-1828, 1833,

1834.
Moses Allen, 1820, 1822-1825,

1828-1831, 1835, 1836.
Lemuel Harrington, 1821, 1822.
Samuel F. Cutler, 1826, 1827,

1835, 1836.
Franklin Ruggles, 1829.
Walter Mandell, 1830-1834, 1837-

1840.
Scotto Berry, 1831, 1832.
Joseph Whipple, 1831-1834, 1841.
David Billings, 1831.
Ebenezer Burt, Jr., 1836-1838.
Gardner Ruggles, 1838-1840, 1844,

1850.
Sardius Sibley, 1839.
Anson F. Allen, 1840-1843, 1850,

1851, 1857-1860.
Adolphus Bartholomew, 1842, 1843.



John Raymond, 1842-1849, 1852-

1854.
William Anderson, 1844-1846,

1850-1852, 1854, 1856.
Dwight Billings, 1845-1849.
Lilly S. Manly, 1847-1849.
Moses Ruggles, 1851, 1866.
Constant Southworth, 1852-1854,

1865.
Edward Dean, 1853.
Timothy Fay, 1855.
Lysander Powers, 1855.
Emory B. Foster, 1855, 1863.
Forester B. Aiken, 1856-1860.
William Browning, 1856, 1857.
William P. Ruggles, 1858, 1859,

1861.
Moses Smith, 1860.
Orin Trow, 1861, 1862.
Joel D. Mandell, 1861-1863.
Leander Sibley, 1802-1864, 1866-

1873.
James W. Powers, 1864, 1867-

1870.
George Manly, 1864, 1867, 1868.
Nathan W. Sargent, 1865.
John B. Aiken, 1865.
George Warner, 1866, 1869-1874.
John J. Newcomb, 1871-1877.
Samuel D. Kendall, 1874-1878.
Joel L. Powers, 1875-1882.
James P. Fay, 1878-1882.
Calvin W. Mann, 1879-1882.



Town Clerks.
Samuel Robinson, 1737, 1738, Thomas Wells White, 1769,^ 1771,



1741,1 1742.
Cornelius Cannon, 1739.
John Foster, 1740, 1741.
Experience Johnson, 1743-1746.
Joseph Allen, 1747-1764.
John Cooper, 1765-1769.*



1777.
Paul Mandell, 1770.
David Allen, 1777.8
Silvanus Washburn, 1778-1787.
Lemuel Willis, 1787^-1800, 1806-

1808, 1810, 1811.



1 Elected in place of John Foster. * Elected in place of Silvanus Wash-

* Elected in place of John Cooper. burn.

' Elected in place of Thomas Wells
White. '



CIVIL OFFICERS.



319



Jeduthun Spooner, 1801-1805.
Samuel Eastman, 1809.
Samuel Hiukley, 1812-1828.
Joseph Stone, 1829-1848.



Wmiam Mixter, 1849-1857.
Almon M. Orcutt, 1858, 1860.
George Rug-,rles, 1859, 1860.^
Albert E. Knight, 1861-1882.



Town Treasurers.



John Wells, 1737-1740.

Joseph Allen, 1741, 1742, 1763-

1769.
Benjamin Ruggles, 1743.
Jonathan Warner, 1744-1762.
Jonathan Warner (General), 1770-

1777, 1779, 1780.
David Allen, 1778.
Timothy Paige, 1781-1786.
Martin Kinsley, 1787-1792.
Daniel Ruggles, 1793-1798.
Joseph Allen (2d), 1799-1807.
Elijah B. Harmon, 1808-1810,

1812-1825.



Moses Mandell, 1811.
Elbridge Cutler, 182G-1831.
Jason Mixter, 1832-1835, 1840-

1845.
Walter Mandell, 1836, 1837.
Gardner Ruggles, 1838, 1839.
William Mixter, 1846-1849, 1851-

1862.
Dwight Billings, 1850.
Frazier Paige, 1863-1866.
Albert E. Knight, 1867-1877.
Lucien D. Trow, 1878.
Almon M. Orcutt, 1879-1882.



1 Died January 7, 1861, and A. M. Orcutt served for remainder of his term.



GENEALOGICAL REGISTER.^



Abbott, George, "with three sons, George, Nehemiah, and Thomas, emi-
grated from Enghmd. He d. in Rowley, A. D. 164 7." Abbott Genealogy,
p. 147.

2. George, s. of Georp;e (1), " settled in Andover 1G55, where he m., May
1658, Sarah Farnuin, and lived near the North meeting-house, served as sex-
ton, and was respected; he d. 22 Mar. 1G89; she d. 1728, a. 90, the widow of
Henry Ingalls, who d. 1719, a. 92. Their chil. were George, b. 28 Jan. 1659,
d. 24 Jan. 1724; Sarah, b. 6 Sep. 1660; John, b. 26 Aug. 1662; Mary, b. 29
Mar. 1664; Nehemiah, h. 20 July 1667; d. 8 Oct. 1750; Hannah, b. 20 Sep.
1668; Mehetahel, b. 17 Feb. 1671, d. young; LijfJia, b. 29 Sep. 1675; Samuel,
b. 30 May 1678; Mehetabel, b. 4 Ap. 1680." Abbott Gen. p. 147.

3. George, s. of George (2), "m., 1689, Elizabeth Ballard, who d. May
1706, and he m. Hannah Easty." Plis chil. were " George, b. 17 July 1691;
Uriah, b. 26 Nov. 1692, d. 7 Ap. 1770; Jacob, b. 19 Mar. 1694, m., 1722, Ruth
Foster, settled in Brookfield, Mass.; Elizabeth, b. 6 Nov. 1695, m., 1714, Deac.
David Foster, Boxford, who d. June 1759; Obed, b. 6 Mar. 1697, d. 11 May
1772; Moses, h. 4 Feb. 1699; Peter; Sarah, m. Comfort Barns, Brookfield;
Hannah, m., 1727, David Gilbert, Brookfield." Abbott Gen. pp. 147, 148.

4. George, s. of George (3), of " Hardwick, d. at Bennington, Vt., about

1771. His chil. were A'flac; Jacob; Sai-ah,m. Roberts, Morristown, Vt.;

Timothy, d. 3 Nov. 1807, a. 69; Ruth, m. Pratt, Shaftsbury, Vt." Abbott

Gen. i). 158. This George was the first of his family who resided in Hard-
wick. According to the Church Record, his chil. born here, by w. Rebecca,
were Ruth, bap. 8 May 1737, m. Timothy Pratt 14 Oct. 1756, prob. i-em. to
Bennington, and perhaps afterwards to Shaftsbury, Vt.; Timothy, bap. 10 June
1739, prob. the same who assisted in rescuing Remember Baker from his cap-
tors at Bennington, 22 Mar. 1772. See Records of the Council of Safely, etc.,
Vermont, i. 150; Mary, bap. 7 June 1741, d. 5 May 1753. Of the chil. b.
before the removal to Hk., Sarah m. John Roberts 1 Ap. 1 752, and prob. rem.
to Morristown. Besides these there was a s. George (named below) who was
b. about 1720. George the f. was a blacksmith, one of the earliest white

1 This plan of a Genealogical Register is Greenwich; Hk., for Hardwick; N. Br., for
adopted because it is less complicated than New Biaintree; N. Crk., for Norlh Brook-
others, yet sufficiently particular for all prac- field; N. Sal., for New Salem; Pelli., for
tical purposes. The system is too plain and Pelham; Pet., for Petersham; Presc, for
obvious to require any explanation. The Prescott; Roch., for Rochester; Shutes., for
ordinary abbreviations ai-e used, such as a., Shutesbury ; Springf., for Springfield; \V.
for aged; b., for born; bap., for baptized; Brk., for West Brooktield; Wore, for Wor-
chil., for children; d., for died; d. s. p., for cester; and if there be any other, the refer-
died without issue ; m., for married; f., for ence will be easily perceived. As already
father; w., for wife or widow; s., for son; stated in the Preface, tlie contraction, " K.
dau., for daughter; rem., for removed; res.. Map," which so often occurs, indicates the
for resides or resided; ret., for returned, etc. Ruggles Map, or a map of Hardwick drawn
The names of towns are also frequently by Gardner Ruggles, Esq., about fifty years
abbreviated, as .Amh., for .A.mherst; Bel., for ago, showing the position of each dwelling-
Belchertown- Brk., for Brookfield; Dart., house and its distance from the Common,
for Dartmouth; Enf., for Enfield; Gr., for
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322 ABBOTT — AIKEN.

inhabitants of Hk., an original member of the First Church, afterwards joined
the Separate Church, and prob. rem., with most of its members, to Benning-
ton, Yt., wliere he is said to have d. "about 1771."

5. Geokge, s. of George (4), m. Martha Ayers of Brookfield 5 Dec. 1745,
and had in Hk. jyatJian, bap. 1746; Lydia, b. 16 Sep. 1747; Samuel, b. 24
Aug. 1750; Nathaniel, b. 8 Nov. 1753. George the f. d. prob. 1761, as the
inventory of his estate was presented, 16 Aug. 1761, by his w. Martha, who m.
Benjamin Roberts 29 Feb. 1764. In the settlement of his estate, 9 Sep. 1762,
provision was made for "fulfilling the obligation tlie deceased gave unto his
father George Abbott for paying him a yearly annuity of eight pounds, and
maintaining his mother if she should outlive his father." Worcester Prob.
Jtec.

6. Isaac, s. of George (4), m. Elizabeth Goodnow 14 Aug. 1760, and had
David, b. 17 July 1762. Isaac the f. was a simple inoffensive man, who ia
his old age afforded much amusement to children by a peculiarly shrill wliistle,
produced, according to my recollection, by placing his fingers in his mouth.
He became a pauper, and d. 25 Ap. 1814, a. 82.

7. Jacob, s. of George (4), was adm. to the ch. 4 Ap. 1742. No fui-ther
trace of him is found on the records.

8. Samuel, perhaps s. of George (4), was a soldier in the old French War,
and was killed at Fort Massachusetts 2 Aug. 1748. His service is described
in a muster roll among Col. I. Williams' jjapers, preserved in the Library of
the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Adams, James, had dau. Mary, bap. 16 Dec. 1750; nothing more is ascer-
tained concerning him.

2, Oliver, by w. Elizabeth, had Enoch, Elizabeth, and Mary Parkhurst,
all bap, 20 June 1810.

Aiken, James (otherwise written Aikens, Aitkens, Ekens, Ekins, and
Eakins), is said to have been an emigrant from Scotland. He res. several
years in Brookfield, where he m. Mercy Gibbs, 15 Oct. 1718, and where all
his chil. were prob. born, though only one of the births appears on record,
namelv, " Marcy Ekens, daughter of James and Marcy, born January y" 3*
17|f." She m. William Paige of Hk. 12 Jan. 1743-4, and d. 19 Feb. 1823, at
the great age of one hundred and two years, having been a member of the
church more than eighty-six years. Of the chil. whose births are not found
on record, were John, Solomon, and perhaps Abigail, who m. James Bacon,
6 June 1755, and also Margaret, who m. Nathaniel Whitcomb, Jr., 19 June
1755. James the f. was one of the pioneers in the settlement of Hk., and res.
on the easterly side of Great Meadow Brook, about a mile and a half south of
the meeting-house, on or near the spot marked " Z. Phinney " on Ruggles's
Map of Hard wick. It was currently reported bj^ his contemporaries, that,
before he rem. his family, and while he was preparing a shelter for them in the
■wilderness, his dau. Mercy, then about twelve or thirteen years old, many
times rode through the pathless forest between Brk. and Hk. on horseback,
guided by marked trees, to convey his weekly rations of food, — thus display-
ing that energy which characterized her whole life. He was Superintendent
of the Hardwick Fair from its establishment in 1 762 until 1771, and d. 10 Aug.
1775, a. 82. His w. Mercy united with the church 29 May 1737; the date of
her death does not appear.

2. John, s. of James (1), came to Hk. with his father about 1733. He m.
Jerusha Atwood 19 Oct. 1749, and had Hannah, b. 6 Aug. 1750, d. unm. 9 Dec.
1814; Jerusha, b. 17 Ap. 1752, d. 24 Aug. 1753; Sarah, b. 16 Jan. 1754, m.
Elias Walker 27 Feb. 1772; John, b. 17 Mar. 1755; Atwood, b. 6 Sep. 1756;
Solomon, b. 15 July 1758, grad. D. C. 1784, ordained pastor of the church in
Dracut, 4 June 1788, dismissed 4 June 1812, and entered the U. S. Army as
chajilain. He had served two years in the Revolutionary Army before enter-
ing college. He m. Mary, dau. of Capt. Daniel Warner, pub. 12 Oct. 1788,
and had four sons and five daughters, all living in 1853. He rem. in 1818 to
Hardwick, Vt., was representative in 1821 and 1822, and d. 1 June 1833. He
was chiefly distinguished as a politician. See History of Mendon Association,



AIKEN. 323

pp. 227-229; Israel, b. 6 June 1760, m. Susanna Smith 23 Sep. 1784, at which
time he res. at Windsor; Jerusha, b. 2G Ap. 17G2, m. Jedediah Fay 12 Nov.
1778; Samuel, b. 2 Feb. 1764, d. young; Balhsheba, bap. 17 j\Iar. 1765, d. unm.
27 Dec. 1797; Samuel, h. 4 July 1768, m. Raby Pettingell 30 July 1797. John
the f. Avas a housewright, and res. on part pf the homestead, lie d. not lono-
before 18 July 1768, when his Inventory was presented; his w. Jerusha m.
Benjamin Ruggles, Jr., 11 Feb. 1773, and d. 28 Oct. 1787, a. 57.

3. SOLOMOX, s. of James (1), came to Ilk. with his father, m. Dorcas, dau.
of Nathaniel Whitcomb, 8 Feb. 1749-50, and had Merc;/, h. 16 Nov. 1750, m.

Benjamin Stebbins 24 Sep. 1772; James, b. 8 Oct. 1752, m. Abigail •, who

d. at Barnard, Vt., 10 July 1789, a. 29, and he there m. Gratis Graves 25 Mar.
1790; Anne, b. 31 Mar. 1754, m. Beriah Green, at Barnard, 26 Dec. 1781;
Margaret, b. 27 June 1755; Jerusha, b. 3 Oct. 1757; Nathaniel, h. 9 Oct. 1759,
m. Mary Tupper at B. 27 Dec. 1784; Dorcas, bap. (with Solomon) 13 Mar.
1763, m. Nathan Parmenter at B. 19 June 1781; Solomon, b. 3 Mar. (bap. 13

Mar.) 1763, m. Betsey , and had two chil. at Barnard; Susanna, b. 3 Feb.

1765, m. Shiverick Crowell 15 Sep. 1785 at B.; Levina, b. 25 Aug. 1769;
Elijah, b. 11 Feb. 1772, m. Rebecca Tupper at B. 23 Ap. 1797. Solomox
the f. was a farmer and res. on a part of the homestead. He rem. with the
early emigrants from Hardwick to Barnard, Vt., and was one of the first board
of selectmen elected in that town at its organisation, 9 Aji. 1778. He was a
very active and useful citizen, and d. 10 Dec. 1805, a. 79; his w. Dorcas d. 10
Dec. 1803, a. 73. This family is still represented in Barnard.

4. John, s. of John (2), m. Sarah, dau. of Benjamin Ruggles, Jr., 10 Oct.

1782, and had John, b. 1783; Benjamin, b. ; Sarah, b. , m.

Joseph Allen 3d, 12 May, 1814 ; Harriet, bap. 24 July 1791, d. unm. 3 Sep.
1869; Lucia, bap. 13 Ap. 1794, m. Jonas Winter of Shutesbury 6 Dec. 1826;
Clarissa, bap. 10 July 1796, d. 3 Sep. 1797; Bathsheba, bap. 27" May 1798, d.
25 May 1803; a child d. 20 June 1802, a. three weeks ; Samuel Rur/gles, bap.
1 Jan. 1804, m. Nancy M. Smith of N. Sal., pub. 24 Ap. 1826, and soon rem.
from Ilk. John the f. was a farmer and res. on the southerly part of the
homestead, at the place marked " L. Bartlett " on the Ruggles Map, where
vestiges of the cellar and garden still remain. He d. 10 Sep. 1810 ; his w.
Sarah d. 17 Jan. 1822, a. 62.

5. Atwood, s. of John (2), ni. Hannah Willis 9 Dec. 1779, and had Betsey,
b. 15 Jan. 1782; Calvin, h. 31 May 1783; Poll/j, bap. 8 Nov. 1789; Solmnon,
bap. 31 July 1791. Atwood the f. rem. to Riclifield, N. Y.

6. John, s. of John (4), m. Celia Brown of Ware, pub. 17 Jan. 1814, and
had H. Almeda, b. about 1819, m. George P. Wheeler of Pet. 13 June 1848-
John Brown, b. about 1823, m. Fidelia F., wid. of David A. Dean, 25 Feb.
1858, is a farmer and res. on his father's homestead ; Moses B. b. about 1825,
d. unm. 30 Oct. 1851, a. 26. John the f. was a farmer, res. at the place
marked "J. Aiken " on the Ruggles Map, and d. 13 Nov. 1854, a. 71 ; his
w. Celia d. 9 Oct. 1851, a. 67.

7. David, nephew of James (1), m. Hannah Simons of Ware 15 July
1765, and had Joseph, b. 16 Ap. 1766, m. Hannah Gibbs of N. Sal,, pub. 5
March 1792, rem. early; Lucrj, b. 27 Nov. 1767, m. Moses Paige 27 Auo-.
1789, and d. 27 Mar. 1800; Mary, b. 17 Jan. 1769, m. Moses PaTge, pub. 11
May 1801; he d. 5 Dec. 1818, and she m. Jonathan Marsh of Ware 1 Dec.
1824; Sila, b. 28 Dec. 1771, m. Paul Dean 8 Dec. 1811 ; he d. 23 Sep. 1828,"
and she m. Nathaniel Fish of Presc. 30 Dec. 1835, and d. 7 Mar. 1844;
Hannah, b. 26 Nov. 1773, d. unm. 24 Ap. 1800 ; David, b. 3 Oct. 1778;
Annas, b. 9 June 1782, d. unm. 4 Feb. 1802. David the f. was a farmer and
resided on the road to Gilbertville, at the place marked " D. Aiken" on the
Ruggles Map. It is understood that he was left an orphan at an early ao-e,
and was admitted to the family of liis uncle, James Aiken. He d. 27 Feb.
1805, a. 70 ; his w. Hannah d. 28 July 1837, a. 97, as inscribed on her grave-
stone.

8. David, s. of David (7), ni. Patty, dau. of Capt. Zenas Phinney, 24 Ap.
1805, and had David, b. 10 Feb. 1806, m. Fanny Upton of Boston 17 Sep.



324 AIKEN — ALDEN".

1851 (she d. 29 Mar. 1878, a. 70) ; Forester Berry, b. 1 Mar. 1808 ; Annas, b.

9 Dec. 1811, d. 4 Ap. 1813; Brigham, b. 20 Feb. 1813, m. Sarah Pepper of
"Warren 16 Ap. 1846, and d. s. p. 23 Feb. 1864; his w. d. 11 Nov. 1859, a.
47; Letcis, b. 6 Nov. 1816, res. several years in Boston where he ni. Sarah J,

Sherman 1 Oct. 1844, ret. to Hk. and d. s. p. 29 Sep. 1875; a child b. ,

d. 29 June 1818; Charles P., b. 20 Jan. 1821, m. Louisa, dau. of Dr. Joseph
Stone, 27 Sep. 1846. David the f. was a fanner, res. on the homestead, and
d. 18 Feb. 1852; his w. Patty d. 16 or 17 Ap. 1877, a. 92.

9. FoRESTEU Behry, s. of David (8), m. Fanny, dau. of Daniel Wheeler,

10 May 1837, and had Martha M., b. 2 Feb. 1839, d. 1 Feb. 1840 ; Mary Ann,
h. 23 Feb. 1841, m. Geor-^e Manly 23 Feb. 1864 ; Charles \V., b. 23 Feb. 1843,
pub. to Salome McKenney 25 May 1868, and had Charles E., b. 22 Nov. 1881;
Henri/ P. b. 16 Nov. 1844, m. Carrie L. Gilmore of Southbridge 22 Nov. 1869;
Ellen F., b. 25 May 1847, m. Benjamin Manly 23 May 1874 ; Sarah E., b. 2
Feb. 1859 ; David, b. 20 Sep. 1862. Forester Berry the f. is a farmer and
res. on the homestead ; he has been representative, selectman, and assessor; his
w. Fanny d. 23 Dec. 1872, a. 55.

Aldex, John, m. the celebrated Priscilla MuUins, and had John : Elizabeth,
m. William Paybody, and d. at Little Compton, 31 May 1 717, in her 94th year,
as inscribed on her head-stone; Joseph ; Jonathan; Sarah; Ruth; Mart/; Da-
vid; and three others, whose names are not ascertained. John the 1". was one
of the Mayflower Pilgrims, and the last survivor of those who signed the orig-
inal compact of government. He res. in Duxbury, was one of the Assistants,
and d. 12 Sep. 1687, a. 84 or 88, as Savage says (^Gen. Diet.), or, according to
Winsor {Hist. Duxbury), 12 Sep. 1686, a. 87.

2. Joseph, s. of John (l),res. in Bridgewater, m. Mary Simmons, and had
Isaac ; Joseph; John ; Elizabeth; and Mary. He d. 8 Feb. 1697, a. 73.

3. David, s. of John (1), m. Mercy, dau. of Constant Southworth, and had

Ruth; Alice, m. Judah Paddock of Yarmouth, and d. , a. 93 (her dau.

Rebecca m. Thomas Spooner 10 June 1742) ; Benjamin; Samuel, b. 1689.

4. Joseph, s. of Joseph (2), m. Hannah Dunham, and had Daniel ; Joseph,
d. young; Eleazar, h. 2 7 Sep. 1694; Hannah; Mary; Joseph; Jonathan;
Samuel ; Mehetabel ; Seth., Joseph the f. res. in Bridgew. was a deacon, and d.
22 Dec. 1747, a. 80.

5. Eleazar, s. of Joseph (4), m. Martha Shaw, and had Jonathan;
Eleazar; Absalom; David ; Joshua ; Caleb; Ezra; Timotlnj.h. 1736, grad. H.
C. 1762, pastor of the church in Yarmouth, and d. 13 Nov. 1828, a. 92.
Eleazar the f. res. in Bridgew. and d. 30 Jan. 1773, a. 79.

6. Ezra, s. of Eleazar (5), m. Miriam Richardson of Stafford, Conn., where
he had Sarah; Judith; Eunice ; Ezra, b. 25 July 1769. His w. Miriam d.
and he m. Sarah, widow of Abel Harwood and dau. of Capt. Benjamin Ruggles,
2 Jan. 1772, by whom he had Miriam, d. young ; Dorothy ; Anna: Abel ; Alice ;
Miriam. Ezra the f. rem. from Stafford to Greenwich in 1770, was elected
deacon in 1775, and d. in 1818, a. 84.

7. Ezra, s. of Ezra (6), m. Achsah Stebbins, and had Pliny, b. 1 Ap. 1792 ;
Samuel, h. 25 Aug. 1793 ; Alma, b. 26 Aug. 1795; Jason, h. 26 June 179 7,d.
young ; Abel, b. 23 July 1799 ; Emery, b. 2 July 1801 ; James, b. 10 Mar. 1804,
d. young; Sally Colburn, b. 30 July 1806, d. young ; Festus, b. 5 May 1808 ;
James Milton, h. 20 June 1810; layman, h. 31 Aug. 1812 ; Sarah, b. 13 Ap.
1818. Ezra the f. res. in Gr. and d. 23 Nov. 1846.

8. Pliny, s. of Ezra (7), m. Elizabeth Works at Shutesbury 11 Sep. 1828,
and had Cornelia, b. 10 Oct. 1830, for many vears a school-teacher, m. Albert
E. Knight, Esq., 25 Oct. 1870 ; Mary E., h. 23 July 1831, m. Lorenzo West of
Pet. 15 June 1.S53; John Pliny, twin, b. 20 Dec. 1834, d. at Wyan<lotte, Kan-
sas, 2 June 1879 ; Julia A., twin, b. 20 Dec. 1834, m. Alden B. Spooner 7 Jan.
1873. Pliny the f. was a carpenter, and captain of militia; he rem. from Gr.
to Hk. about 1832, res. at the north end of the Common, and d. 11 Mar. 1877;
his w. Elizabeth d. 17 Jan. 18 78, a. 73.

9. Festus, s. of Ezra (7),m. Fanny N. Gibbs 28 Ap. 1831 ; she d. 19 Oct.
1838, and he m. Sylvia Terry 10 Sep. 1840. His chil. were Angeline, b. 20



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Nov. 1832, m. Latlirop C. Spicer 28 Nov. 1850; Theodore L., b. 17 Mav 1841;
George A.,b. 11 Feb. 1846, d. 9 Sep. 1846 ; Harrison F., h. 20 Ap. 1848, d.
2 Dec. 1849 ; Ezra P. S., b. 27 Oct. 1851 ; Fanni/ L., h. 12 May 1854. Fes-
Tus the f. rem. from Gr. to Hk. before 27 Oct. 1851.

10. Lymax, s. of Ezra (7), by w. Dorcas, bad Alonzo L)/man, h. 15 July
1845; Henrietta Augusta, b. 23 Sep. 1848; Loren (or Lomi) Howard, b. 21
Sep. 1850.

11. Theodore L., s. of Festus (9), m. Emily Letrrow 30 Ap. 18G3, and
had Adin Roi/al, b. 20 Aug. 1873; Charles E.,h.3 May 1877.

12. Alonzo L., s.. of Lyman (10), m. Henrietta M. Frost 15 Ap. 1868, and
had Lilian Maria, b. 6 Nov. 1870.

Alexander, Isaac, by w. Elizabeth, had Lurana, b. 25 May 1866; and
by w. Alice, had Elizabeth, b. 22 Sep. 18 75.

2. Samuel, by w. Mary, had Henry, b. 6 Aug. 1870.

3. Peter, m. Ellen Kennedy of Ware, 7 Feb. 186 7, and had John, b. 27
Aug. 1870 ; Darid Kennedy, h. '23 Sep. 1873; Joseph Nelson, b. 29 May 1875,

Charles, of Winchester, N. H., m. Eliza Anderson 21 Sep. 1834. Jean-
ETTE m. Alexander Kennedy, pub. 31 Aug. 1868. Elizabeth, m. Charles
Nelson of Warren 28 Mar. 1814. Jeanette, d. 27 Mav 1880, a. 71,

Allex, Walter, res. in Newbury 1G40, rem. to Watertown before Ap.
1662. B}' deed of gift, 1 Oct. 1603, lie conveyed land in Wat. to his sons
Daniel and Joseph, and soon afterwards rem. to Charlestown, where he m.
Abigail Rogers 29 Nov, 1678, and d. 8 July 1681, naming in his will, dated
19 Feb. 1679-80, w. Abigail and chil. John of Sudbury, Daniel, and Joseph.

2. Joseph, s. of Walter (I), res. in Weston, where he m. Anna Brazier 11
Oct. 1667, and had Abigail, b. and d. Dec, 1668 ; Rebecca, b. 8 Ap. 1670, d,
30 Jan. 1674-5; Anna, b. 22 Aug. 1674, d. 26 Jan. 1697-8; Joseph, b. 16

June 1677; Nathaniel, h. 8 Dec. 1687, a deacon in Weston; Sarah, h. ,

d. 15 Feb. 1698-9; Deborah, b. , m. John Moore of Sudbury 24 Dec. 1714;

Rachuel, h. , m. Joseph Adams of Cambridge 26 June 1718; Patience, b.

. Joseph the f. d. 9 Sep. 1721; his w. Anna d. in Dec. 1720.

3. Joseph, s. of Joseph (2), res. in Weston, where he d. 1 Nov. 1729; his

first w. Elizabeth d. in Nov. 1712, and he soon m, Abigail . His chil,

were Isaac, b. 10 Nov, 1701; Prudence, h. 18 Alay 1703, m. Isaac Hagar 16
July, 1724; Ame, b, 21 Sep, 1706; Rebecca, b. 25 Feb, 1707-8; Joseph, b.

1709 ; Elizabeth, bap, 8 Ap. 1711 ; Ann, bap. 8 Ap. 1711, pub. to Daniel

Mason (?) of Lexington 14 Mar. 1726-27; Silence, bap. 23 Nov. 1712 ; Daind,
b. 26 Sep. 1714; Abigail b. 14 May 1716; Elijah, b. 11 Sep. 1718; Sarah, b.
10 Aug. 1720 ; Tabitha, b. 26 Oct. 1722, m. Abraham Whitney 20 Jan. 1742-3;
Daniel, b. 31 Aug. 1724; Timothy, b. 8 Ap. 1727. Thus far I have followed
the account of this family, given by Bond in his Watertown Genealogies, ex-
cept in regard to Joseph, whom he omits, David, whom he calls Daniel, and
Ame (or Amy), whom he calls Ann, and says she " d. soon." There are other
inaccuracies in his list, as appears by the variations between it and the names
subscribed to an agreement by the children and heirs at law of Joseph .Allen
of Weston deceased, dated 30 Sep. 1731, which is preserved in the Middlesex
Probate Office, to wit: Isaac Allen; JosepA Allen; Isaac Hagar and w. Pru-
dence; Ame Allen; Rebecca Allen; Ebenezer Goodnow and w. Elizabeth;
Joseph Goodnow and w. Anna; Darid Allen and Abigail Allen, by their
guardian Nathaniel Allen; Elijah Allen, Tabitha Allen and Daniel Allen, by
their guardian Jonas Allen. A final settlement of the estate was made 16
June 1753 (the elder children, Joseph, Prudence, Elizabeth, Anne, Amy, and
Rebecca, having previously released their reversionary intei'est), when receipts
for that part of the estate " which was allowed to our mother Abigail Allen,
the widow of the said Joseph as her dowry," were given by Daniel Allen of
Sheffield, housewright, for himself and as attorney for his brother Dacid Allen
of Claverack, N. Y., blacksmith; Elijah Allen of Sutton, housewright, by his
attorney Joseph Coolidge; Abraham Whitney of Weston and his w. Tabitha.

4. Joseph, s. of Joseph (3), m. Mercy Livermore of Grafton 16 Aug. 1733,
and had SaraJi, b. 25 July 1734, m. Benjamin Winchester 19 Feb. 1761; in



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1736 he rem. to Hardwick, where he had David, b. 18 Aug. 1738 ; Lydia, b.
19 Sep. 1743, in. Lemuel Cobb 10 Oct. 1765 ; Mercy, b. 19 Ap. 1746, m. John
Amidoii 4 Feb. 17 71; Josc/ih, h. 21 Dec. 1748. His w. Mercy d. 1 Mar.
1789, a. 76, and he m. Avidow Sarah Knowhon 6 Aug. 1789. Joseph the f.
was b. in Weston 1709, res. in Grafton from about 1730 to 1736, when he
rem. to Hk. and for seven years res. near the Old Furnace ; in 1 743 he rem.
to the ])lace marked " Mr. Holt " on the Ruggles ]\Iap, where he remained
thirty-one years, during Avhich time his house was destroyed by fire and he
erected that which now stands on the same spot; on the 20th day of May



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