Lucius R. (Lucius Robinson) Paige.

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"W. B., and had Joseph 1749, Benjamin 1751, Elijah 1753, Liicy and Ebenezer
1755, OZ/fe 1758, Pe/Ws 1760." (Mitchell's Hist. Bridyeicater, j). 137.) Besides
these thei-e was prob. Ephraim, b. in 1747 or 1748. All the chil. except
Benjamin were ni. in Hk. : — Ephraim, m. Lydia Whipple 15 Nov. 1770;
Joseph, m. Elizabeth Wheeler 4 May 1772 ; Elijah, m. Sally Marsh, ])ub. 14
May, 1789, and d. 15 July 1812, a. 60 ; Luci/, m. Ichabod Eddy, pub. 24 Dec.
1780 ; Ebenezer, m. Betsey Barnard 28 Nov. 1 790 ; Olive, m. Silas Whitaker of
Pet. 7 Ap. 1785; Persis, m. Aaron Cooley of Athol, 9 Oct. 1783. Ephraim
the f. was a saddler, bought a farm in the westerly part of Hk. 27 Mar. 1761,
to which he prob. rem. immediately, and d. 9 Ap. 1822, a. 96 ; ^ his w.
Hannah d. 21 Nov. 1810, a. 81. Their posterity in Hk. was numerous ; but
as only one of their sons caused the birth of his children to be entered on the
town records, and the later generations were alike neglectful until 1843, I
have no means to trace the family genealogy with exactness. I can only
gather a few fragments, chiefly from the records of marriages and deaths.

2. Ebenezer, s. of Ephraim (l),m. Betsey Barnard 28 Nov. 1790, and had
Polll/, b. 6 Dec. 1791, m. Rufus Barnes 31 Dec. 1818 ; Asa (or Asaph), b. 6
Nov. 1795, m. Nancy Freeman, pub. 20 Dec. 1824, d. 25 Sep. 1880 ; William,
b. 1 Sep. 1798 ; Newcomb, b. 18 Feb. 1800, m. Sophronia Gilbert 17 Feb.
1824. Ebenezer the f. d. 7 Dec. 1800, a. 45.

3. Joseph, prob. s. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Wheeler), m. Anna Barnes,
and had Jason, who m. Lucy H. Smith 3 Jan. 1845; his w. Anna, d. 17 ]\Iar.
1823, a. 16, and he m. Bathsheba, dau. of Luther Burgess, pub. 12 Sep. 1825,
and had Joseph; Andrew j Henry; Cutler; Charlotte, d. 14 Aug. 1835, a.

20 months; Frederick M., b. 1836; Wdliam //., b. 1840, m. Mary

A. Atwood 17 July 1861, two days afterwards joined the Union Army, and d.
in the service 19 Aug. 1863 ; Dwight, b. 23 Nov. 1843 ; Franklin H., b. 11 Dec.
1846 ; Alpheus, b. 3 June 1852; a son b. 29 Dec. 1854, d. 31 Dec. 1854.

4. Elijah, prob. s. of Elijah and Sally (Marsh), m. Lucy Barnes 14 Dec.

1819 ; some of their chil. were Henry E., b. 1820, m. Abigail B. Holden

of N. Sab 26 Aug. 1846 ; Albert A.,h. 1822, m. Mary J. Dart 28 Mar. 1847;

Ephraim, b. 1823, m. Angeline C. Holden of N. Sal., pub. 5 Ap. 1848 ;

Lucia C, b. 1825, m. Eli Warner of N. Br. 1 Ap. 1845 ; William Warren,

b. 1831. Elijah tlie f. d. 28 Oct. 1856, a. 66 ; his w. Lucy d. 31 Jan. 1858,
a. 61.

5. Royal, s. of Elijah and Sally (Marsh), m. Sally Smith of Pet., pub. 3
Ap. 1820 ; some of their chil. were Porter C, b. 1823 ; Edward S., b.

1829, m. Nancy G. Turner of Alna, Me., 4 May 1869; Almira N., b.

1835, m. William W. Cleveland 20 Jan. 1853. Royal the f. d. 26 Feb.

1875, a. nearly 82 ; his w. Sally d. 23 Nov. 1873, a. nearly 78.

6. Newcomb, s. of Ebenezer (2), m. Sophronia Gilbert 17 Feb. 1824, and
had William Orson, b. 21 Oct. 1827 ; Sarah Gilbert, b. 29 Aug. 1829; ,S'o-
phronia Jane, h. 25 June 1831 ; Alpheus Angel, h. 25 Aug. 1834.

7. Joseph A., s. of Joseph (3), by w. Mary E., had Joseph Anson, b. 30
Jan. 184 7.

8. Frederick M., s. of Joseph (3), m. Helen J. Barnes 4 May 1864, and

1 The Town Record gives 86 as the age, but the date of marriage and other facts plainly
indicate a mistake.



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had Eugene Sumner, b. 31 Mar. 1865; Leslie Linwood, b. 10 Mar. 1871 ; Heber
Howe, h. 3 Sep. 1872 ; Ernest Elgin, b. 23 July 1876. Frederick M. the
f. d. 19 Dec. 1876, a. nearly 41.

9. DwiGiiT, s. of Joseph (3), by w. Sarah J., had Arietta Rotvena, b. 25
Nov. 18(32, d. 4 Mar. 1863 ; Leverett Dwight, b. 16 July 1866.

10. AViLLiAM Warren, s. of Elijah (4), m. Almira M. Cleveland 20 jJan.
1853, and had Mason Webster (or ]Varren Webster), b. 9 Sep. 1853, d. 10 Dec.
1853 ; Julia Eva, b. 1 Jan. 1861. William Warren the f. d. 5 Jan. 1862,

a. 31.

11. Porter C, s. of Royal (5), m. Arnianilla M. Hinklcy of Barre, pub.
10 Oct. 1845 ; she d. 15 Mar. 1866, a. 45, and he m. Mrs. Ellen M. Howe of
Barre, 1 Nov. 1866, and had Julian P., b. 23 Sep. 1868.

12. Joseph A., s. of Joseph A. (7), by w. Abbie J., had Etta Bell, b. 23
Sep. 1868.

13. Alvin, parentage not ascertained, by w. Ruth, had Sijlvester S., b.

1838, m. Nettie A. Sears of Gr. 2 Dec. 1863 ; and prob. the same Alvin,
by w. Kosetta, had Leora Elmina, b. 27 June 1849.

14. Andrew, by w. Mary E., had George La Fayette, b. 27 Sept. 1848 ;
Charles Laforest, b. 28 Feb. 1850.

15. WiLLARD, m. Mary L. Cook of Warwick, pub. 20 May 185 7, and had
Elliott Edwards, b. 17 June 1861 ; Mnrg A., b. 13 Mar. 1865 ; Carrie Maria,

b. 2 Ap. 1867 ; Roycd Cook, b. 17 Aug. 1871.

Charles R., m. Eunice S. Thayer of Athol, pub. 24 Aug. 1842. L.
Angeline, m. Emerson Warner of N. Br., pub. 18 Jan. 1851. Sarah M. J.,
m. William N. Gore, pub. 11 Feb. 1851. R. Alice, m. Walter W. Warner
of N. Br., pub. 2 Dec. 1852. Calvin, s. of Elijah, d. at Fitchburg 4 June
1878, a. 74.

Clifford, Edward, m. Abigail Winslow 30 Nov. 1761, and had Samuel,
b. 25 Mar. 1762 ; Anna, b. 7 Jan. 1769; Amelia, b. 6 Feb. 1775; Fanmj, b.
6 Sep. 1778.

2. Samuel, prob. s. of Edward (1), by w. Ruth, had Daniel Pratt, b. 12
Aug. 1786.

Pliny, m. Elvira Leonard of N. Sal., pub. 11 June 1825.

Clinton, Henry. See Jonathan S. Sloan.

Cobb, Elisha, by w. Priscilla, had Lemuel, b. 9 Jan. 1735 ; a dau. b. 26
Sep. 1787 (prob. the Lydia who ni. Elkanah Stewart 7 Sep. 1761) ; John, b.
6 Sep. 1741 ; Elisha, h. 22 June 1744, m. Elizabeth Barnet 8 Nov. 1770;
Sylvanus, b. 13 Aug. 1747 ; m. Elizabeth Warren of Westborough 9 Mar.
1772 ; Hannah, b. 1 Feb. 1749, m. Ephraim Titus 20 Dec. 1770; Jabez, b. 3
Ap. 1752. Elisha the f. was styled a '' mariner" in 1754, and is supposed
to have been one of the very numerous posterity of Elder Henry Cobb, who
d. in Bcirnstable, 16 79.

2. Lemuel, s. of Elisha (1), m. Lydia, dau. of Joseph Allen, 10 Oct.
1765 ; she d. 11 July 1776, a. 32, and he m. Abigail, dau. of John Amidon
27 Mar. 1777. His chil. were Anna, b. 19 Feb. 1766, m. Samuel Dennis 3
May 1788; Lydia, b. 4 Jan. 1769, m. Alpha Warner 14 Jan. 1796; Hannah,
b. 24 Nov. 17 71 ; Elizabeth, b. 18 Mar. 17 74, d. young; John, bap. 26 July
1778 ; Lemuel, b. 17 July 1780, ni. Loesena (Lucina ?)' Newton 2 June 1803 ;
ElizcdKth, b. 7 Mar. 1782, m. Micah Haskell 8 May 1797 ; Nabby, bap. 26
July 1789. Lemuel the f. rem. to Hardwick, Vt.

3. John, s. of Elisha (1), ni. Thankful Sears 19 July 1764, and had Molly,
b. 18 Mar. 1765.

4. Jabez, s. of Elisha (1), m. Content Clark 8 Dec. 1776, and had Jsaac,
b. 3 Sep. 177 7 ; Elnaihan, b. 16 Nov. 17 79.

5. Sherebiah, parentage not ascertained, by w. Charity, had Hannah,

b. , m. Nathan Paige 25 Ap. 1784 ; Sally, b. , d. unni. 17 Aug.jl855,

a. 86 ; Cynthia, h. , d. unm. 5 JNIay 1826, a. 50 ; Zenas, b. 31 Mar. 1779,

m. Cinderilla, dau. of Joseph Robinson, 1 Dec. 1803 ; she d. 9 May 1804, a.
24, and he m. Eleanor Smith, 2 June 1805. Sherebiah the f. was a farmer,
rem. from Raynham to Hk. before 1779, res. on the westerly side of Muddy



352 COBB.

Brook, at the place marked " S. Cobb " on tlie R. Map, and d. 3 July 1811,

a. 72 ; bis w. Charity d. 20 or 22 Oct. 1817, a. 78.

6. Gkrsiiom, m. Meletiah, dau. of John Smith, 19 Jan. 1726-7, and had,
at Middleborough, Hope, b. 10 Nov. 1727 ; Joimthan, b. 14 Nov. 1729 ; Perez,

b. 5 Aiis- 1731 ; Andrew, b. 13 Oct. 1733 ; Joseph, h. 23 Jan. 1735-6; Lydia,
b. 31 JMay, 1739; Sylvaniis, h. 13 June, 1741 ; Ebenezer, b. 27 May 1744.
Geushom the f. is supposed to have been son of Deac. Jonathan and
Hope (Huckins) Cobb (who rem. from Barnstable to Mid. about 169.5, and d.
15 Aug. 1728. a. 68), and grandson of Elder Henry and Sarah (Iliiikley) Cobb
(who was of Plymouth about 1629, of Scituate 1633, one of the founders and
a deacon of the churcb there 1635, rem. with the church to Barnstable 1639,
was subsequently ruling elder, and d. in 1679). Gkushom was not the ^^Jirst
deacon " of the ^Middleborough church, as inscribed on his head-stone, but was
elected in 1745 to that office. Late in life he rem. to Hk., where he d. 28 Aug.
1781, a. 86 ; his w. Meletiah, d. 26 Mar. 1788, a. 83. A large head-stoife
near the gate of the old cemetery denotes the place where their bodies were
deposited.

7. Perkz, s. of Gershom (6), was a farmer, and res. in N. Br., about a mile
easterly from the Old Furnace, on the farm bought by him of Caj)t. Eleazar
Warner 4 May 1 764, and afterwards owned by his son Perez. I have not seen
any record of his children. He d. 17 or 18 Nov. 1819, a. 88; his w. Abiel d.
27 Dec. 1819, a. 79.

8. Andiiew, s. of Gershom (6), res. in Mid., where, by w. Experience, he
had Gershom, b. 2 May 1762; Andrew, b. 16 June 1764, m. Hannah F. Oliver;
Lewis, b. 9 Dec. 1766, m. Abigail Cushnian 1798.

9. Sylvaxus, s. of Gershom (6), m. Molly Ellis 13 Oct. 1765 at Mid., and
rem. to Hk. about 1777. His chil. were Joseph, h. 15 May 1767; Hope, b. 20
June 1769, m. Elias White of Barre 2 Oct. 1789; Sara/i, b. 1 Nov. 1770, d.
29 July 1772; Poll//, b. 25 July 1772, m. Jonathan Fletcher of Barre 21 Dec.
1794; Betsey (twin), b. 12 June 1774; Deborah (twin), b. 12 June 1774, m.
Isaac Bridges, Jr., 27 Jan. 1795; Salome, b. 12 Aug. 17 76; Benjamin, b. 10
May 1778, m. Sally Jenkins of Barre, pub. 17 June 1801; Ellis, b. 11 jNIar.
1780; Daniel, b. 15 Dec. 1782, m. Mrs. Hannah Clark of Ware, pub. 14 July
1817, d. at Deerlield 22 May 1856 ; Clarissa, b. 27 Dec. 1784, d. unm. 16 Jan.
1867; Mivina, h. 8 June 1786, m. Noah White of Barre 8 Feb. 1807; Amma-
dulce, b. 12 June 1788, m. Alanson Gilbert, pub. 18 Sep. 1825, and had one
child, Alanson A., b. 6 Mar. 1827 ; she d. at Charlestown 18 May 1881. Syl-
van us the f. was a farmer, and res. near Barre, at the place marked " B. J.
Cobb" on the K. Map, and d. 9 June 1834, a. 93; his w. Molly d. 16 Aug.
1830, a. 86.

10. Ebenezer, s. of Gershom (6), m. Martha, dau. of Walter Hastings, 5
Oct. 1780, and had Otis, b. , m. Dapline Fay, pub. 18 July 1802; Ebene-
zer, b. about 1784; and perhaps others. Ebenezer the f. was a cordwainer,
res. for a time in Barre and afterwards in Hk. During the latter ])art of his
life, for several years, he Avas toll-gatherer at the turnpike gate near the Old
Furnace. He d. 15 Jan. 1816, a. 71 ; his w. Martha d. 2 June 1827, a. 81.

11. GEnsiiOM, s. of Andrew (8), m. Lydia Bessc at Mid. in 1791, and the
same year rem. to Hk., where she d. 14 Ap. 1808, a. 43, and. he m. Abigail

Thomas 2 Mar. 1811. His chil. were an infant, d. 29 Feb. 1 792; Ludia. b.

1793, d. 5 July 1803, a. 10; Gershom, b. 1795, d. 24 Aug. 1833, a. 38;

Arelas, b. 1797, d. 13 July 1803, a. 6 ; Miles, b. 25 Nov. 1798 ; Experience,

b. 1800, d. 4 July 1803, a. 2 years 8 mo.; Prior, b. , d. . Ger-
shom the f. was a cordwainer, res. on the easterly road to Gilbertville, at the
j)lace marked "Mr. Bolster" on the K. INIap, and d. 15 Ap. 1812, a. nearly
50; his w. Abigail m. David Blackmer 13 Oct. 1823, and d. 22 Mar. 1832.

12. Ebenezer, s. of Ebenezer (10) by w. Joanna had Lydia, b. 1809, d.

unm. 6 Oct. 1840, a. 31; Clark Hastings, b. 1813, d. 8 May, 1814, a. 14

months; a child b. 1818, d. 17 Sep. 1S20, a. 2; Frederick A., b. about

1X23; and perhaps others. Ebenezer the f. res. on the old turn|iike, about
half a mile westerly from the Old Furnace, at the place marked with his name



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on the R. Map, and d. 16 Nov. 1835, a. 51 ; his w. Joanna d. 30 Dec. 1845,
a. 60.

13. Miles, s. of Gershom (11), m. Lucretia Tolraan, pub. 30 Dec. 1826, and
had Amory B. ; Lydia, m, Luther Marsh of liolden 23 Ap. 1849, and d. 13
Nov. 1863, a. 35; Aretas, d. 13 Mar. 1851, a. 19; Andrew, d. 27 Ap, 1855, a.
22; Prior, d. 25 Feb. 185 7, a. 21. Miles the f., a farmer, res. at Gilbertville,
and d. 5 Feb. 1882; his w. Lucretia d. 1 Feb. 1879, a. 81.

14. Frederick A., s. of Ebenezer (12), m. Elizabeth S. Conkey 11 Dec.
1845, and had WilUain Frederick, b. 21 Mar. 1850; Carrie Frances, b. 22 Sep.
1853, in. Charles E. Trumbull of N. Brk. 12 July 1879, and d. 2 June 1882.

15. Amory B., s. of Miles (13), by w. Fanny (who d. 16 July 1859, a. 32),
had Crilla Acrora, b. 22 Aug. 1857, d. 3 Nov. 1857; Fanny AUine, b. 10 July
1859, d. 12 Aug. 1859 ; and by w. Marietta, a daughter, b. 18 Sep. 1863, d. 18
Oct. 1863; Fanny Louisa, b. 10 June 1865; Emma Jane, b. 6 Sep. 1867.
Amory B. the f. res. at Gilbertville; rem. to Thetford, Vt., but soon re-
turned.

Sylvia, m. Henry Arnold, pub. 17 Ap. 1791. Allen, m. Olive Sampson
1 Jan. 1795. Gratia, m. Israel Thomas, pub. 22 Jan. 1827.

CoBLEiGH, Jonathan (otherwise written Coble, Cobley, Cobleich, and
Cobling), prob. the same who was in Concord 1737, by w. Elizabeth, had in
Hk. Reuben, b. 6 July 1743; Jonathan, bap. 21 Sep. 1746; John, bap. 1 July
1753. Jonathan the f. was a cordwainer, and res. in that part of the town
which is now included in New Braintree.

2. Eleazar, prob. brother of Jonathan (1), by w. Phebe, had Bathsheha,
bap. 12 June 1743 ; Dan, bap. 9 Feb. 1745-6; Hannah, bap. 21 Sep. 1746. It
is not unlikely that Simon, b. 18 Aug. 1741, was son of the same parents,
though their names are recorded " Eleazar and Phebe Ablich."

Oliver, aged 23, was a soldier in the French War, 1758.

Collins, Gamaliel, m. Rachel Rich, and had Jonah Stevens, h. ;

Rachel, b. , m. Elisha Newcomb of Gr. 23 Feb. 1790 ; Gamaliel, b. 20 Feb.

1776; Ebenezer, b. 2 Mar. 1777; Jerusha, b. 5 Aug. 1778, m. Judah Marsh of
Ware 20 Feb. 1800; Priscilla, b. 24 Ap. 1780, m. John Wicker 15 Nov. 1803;
Aquilla, h. 29 Jan. 1782 (it is understood by some members of the family that
he never married; but the town records show that a person of the same name,
and apparently the same individual, married Mary Smith of Gr. 18 Oct. 1807);
James, b. 1 Sep. 1785. Gamaliel the f. was born at Truro, was a ship-
master, and the "first adventurer in whale fisheries at Falkland Islands." ^
He rem. his family, about the commencement of the Revolutionary War, to the
southwesterly part of Hk., a few rods northerly from the place marked "Mr.
Collins " on the R. Map. He d. at Plymouth, apparently on his return from a
voyage, as in his will, dated 27 Mar. 1786 and proved 13 June 1786, he men-
tions among his children the youngest son (b. in the previous September),
" that was not named when I left home." Capt. Collins was evidently a man
of mark ; he was a member of the Committee of Correspondence in 1776, and
selectman in 1778.

2. Gamaliel, s. of Gamaliel (1), m. Patty Gilbert 21 June 1798; she d. 21
Aug. 1804, a. 28, and he m. Betsey Billings 29 Nov. 1804; she d. 10 Dec. 1805,

a. 30, and he m. Ann Snow 2 of Truro. His chil. were Jonathan, h. , d. 3

Mar. 1831, a. 31 (leaving a dau. Mary Ann, who d. 10 Mar. 1831, a. 6 months) ;

Fanny, h. , m. Foster Newcomb of Ware 18 Feb. 1819, and d. 19 Nov.

1878; William Gilbert, b. , a soldier in the INIexican War, and all further

trace of him lost; Gamcdiel, b. 1809, a lawyer, res. in Palmer, m. Martha

Smith 13 Oct. 1834, and d. 8 Nov. 1869, a. 60; Betsey B., b. , m. Daniel

W. Hooker of Rut. 20 Sep. 1831; Mary Ann, b. 1811, d. 2 Oct. 1825, a.

14; Daniel S., b. 28 Dec. 1812; Martha G., b. , m. Charles Whitney of

Watertown 29 Dec. 1840; Anthony S., b. , m. Mai-y E. , and had dau.

1- Newcomb Genenlofjy, p. 381. extraordinary age of one hundred and ten

2 The descendants have a tradition that years,
the mother of this Ana Snow attained the
23



354 COLLINS— COOPER.

Mary Emilv, b. 12 Ap. 1849. Gamaliel the f. was a farmer, res. on the
hoinestoa(l,'and d. 28 Sep. 1825; his w. Ann d. at Wat. 24 Feb. 1861, a. 81.

3. EuKNKzer, s. of Gamaliel (1), m. Polly, dau. of Timothy Gilbert, pub.

28 Sep. 1800, and had Julia Ann, h. , m. Adonijah Dennis, Jr., 11 Sep.

1827; Ebenezer, b. , d. in Iowa; Lemuel G., b. , d. in Iowa; El-

hridye ; Timothy, res. in Iowa.

4. Danikl S., s. of Gamaliel (2), m. Thirza Chaffee of Pal., pub. 11 Aug.

1840, and had Mary Ann G., b. , d. 29 Ap. 1860, a. 17; Fa7iny Maria, b.

9 Ap. 184a, m. Oscar S. Southworth, 15 Ap. 1869; Daniel C, b. 6 Ap. 1847,

ni. Eva J. Knight of Ware 18 Oct. 1871 ; Francis C, b. , d. unm. 15

!Nov. 1873, a. 25. Daniel S. the £., a farmer, res. near the homestead.

Ariel, m. William Thomas, 23 Sep. 1765. Polly, m. Thomas Boyd of
Shelburne 26 :\Iay 1816. Charles, d. 2 Jan. 1830, a. 78. John, m.'Mrs.
Johanna Highland 3 Aug. 1871.

CoxANT, Timothy, s. of Lot, and a descendant from Roger, the governor
of the first plantation at Cape Ann, was b. at Bridgewater in 1732, m. Hannah
Blackman in 1754, and had, at Bridgewater, /a»ies, b. 1755; Luther, b. 1758 ;
Susanna, b. 1760; Lucy,h. 1762; Deborah, h. 1764; Timothy, b. 20 Feb.
1770; and at Oaklmm, Sylvanus, h. 23 Ap. 1773; Abigail and Sarah, tvfins,
b. 26 Oct. 1774; Llannah, b. 4 Mar. 1777. The births of the live children last
named are entered on the Hk. records, indicating that the family rem. to this
place.

2. Abxer, s. of Thomas, another descendant from the famous Roger, was
born at Bridgewater in 1746, but spent a large portion of his life in Ilk. He
was a bachelor and a cordwainer. For several years he boarded in the family
of Timothy Paige, Esq., plying his trade in a shop fitted up for his use. He
d. 29 Oct. 1807, a. 61; but my memory of his kindness to me in my childhood
is yet green.

CoNKEY, Nehemiah, prob. s. of James and grandson of Alexander, named'
below, m. Marietta Lincoln 28 Nov. 1844, and had James Burt, b. 4 Sej). 1845;
Mary Louisa, b. 27 July 1847, m. Lauriston Giffin of Barre 9 Ap. 186 7; Julia
Elizabeth, b. 17 Dec. 1851; George Lincoln, b. 6 June 1854, d. 17 May 1857;
Frederick Lincoln, b. 24 Aug. 1857, d. 20 Ap. 1868; Willard Alanson, b. 5
Ap. 1861; Frank Nehemiah, b. 15 May 1863; Frances Maria, b. 7 :\Iar. 1866.

2. James Burt, s. of Nehemiah (1), m. Charlotte Foster of Ware 1 Mar.
1870, and had Louis Nehemiah, b. 6 Dec. 1870; Annie Louise, b. 8 Ap. 1872,
d. 12 Feb. 1878; Harold E., b. 29 Sep. 1878.

Alexander, a Revolutionary pensioner, b. in Pelham, d. 17 Jan. 1847, a.
93. James, d. 15 Mar. 1842, a. 65; Elizabeth, w. of James, d. 11 July
1859, a. 7 7. Elizabeth, dau. of James and Elizabeth, m. Frederick A.
Cobb 11 Dec. 1845.

CoNVERs, Benjamin (otherwise written Converse), by w. Hannah, had
Asa Wright, bap. 18 Mar. 1781; Royal, bap. 12 May 1782; an elder son
Royal, d. 5 Feb. 1781, a. 4. His w. Hannah d. 25 July 1785, a. 34, and he
m. Esther Grosvener of Windsor, pub. 17 May 1786. Benjamin the f.,
then of Windsor, bought the estate of Thomas Robinson, at and near the Old
Furnace, 19 Oct. 1780 (for twenty thousand pounds in the depreciated cur-
rency of that period), and probably rem. immediately to Ilk. He was licensed
as a retailer in 1781 and 1782, and for a few years seems to have been pros-
perous. But in the troublous time which followed, he became an active mili-
tary partisan of Shays, appearing as adjutant at Worcester on the 6th of Sep-
tember 1786; and on the collapse of the Rebellion found it necessary to
abscond in order to avoid arrest. His subsequent history is unknown to me.

2. Daniel J., m. Sabrina Brown, pub. 23 Jan. 1826. Their only child
whose name appears on the record of births was Emily Elvira, b. 13 Sep.
1843. Daniel J. the f. d. 16 May 1852, a. 49.

Sarah, d. 10 Ap. 1845, a. 19.

Cook, John, by w. , had Esther, bap. 29 Oct. 1764 ; Lucy, bap. 5 Ap.

1767.

Cooper, John, m. Mary Sherman of Grafton 15 Mar. 1748-9, and had



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SaraJi, b. 18 Feb. 1749-50, d. 8 Jan. 1767; JVathaniel, h. 8 Nov. 1751 ; Manj,
b. 20 Julv 1753; Jo?in, b. 15 June 1755; Joel, h. 13 Ap. 1757; Huldah, b. 1
May 1759 ; Sherman, b. 3 Ap. 1761; Matilda, b. 16 Ap. 1762; Barnabas, b.
28 July 1764; C/tloe, b. 20 Dec. 17G6. JoHX, the f. was prob. s. of Samuel,
who rem. from Cambridge to Grafton in the summer of 1730, and was elected
deacon 21 Jan. 1732; if so, he was bap. 7 Mar. 1724-5, and was grandson of
Deacon Samuel Cooper, and groat-grandson of Deacon John Cooper, both of
Cambridge. See Hist. Cambridge, pp. 516, 517. While residing in Grafton,
30 July 1746, he bought 100 acres of land in Hk.,, and was admitted to the
church here on the first day of the succeeding March. He was elected dea-
con before 9 July 1751, when his name appears with that title on the church
record ; very probably the election soon followed the resignation of Deacon
Paige and Deacon Robinson in 1749. He was selectman one year, assessor
ten years, town clerk five years, and frequently school-teacher between 1751
and 1766. He prob. rem. or died in 1769, as in March of that year he was
elected town clerk and assessor, and in the following May a successor in eacli
office was elected ; also the office of deacon in the church was filled by the
election of Capt. William Paige (son of the former Deac. Paige) 9 Nov, 1769.

CovELL, Royal, m. Emeiine Goss, of Winchester, N. H., 9 Aug. 1853.
Hakkiet E. C, m. John J. Johnson 11 Mar. 1852.

Cox, Ebexezer, by w. Elizabeth, had Anna, b. , m. Nathan Carpen-
ter 15 Mar. 1773; (prob.) Salli/, b. 1759, d. unm. 2 Sep. 1808, a. 49;

Jemima, b. 10 Nov. 1761, m. Noah Hatch 4 Feb. 1783 ; Thankful, b. 27 Aug.
1763; John Davenport, b. 24 Mar. 1765; Hannah, b. 2 Ap. 1767, m. Eliakim
Fay of Barnard 5 Sep. 1790; Elizabeth, bap. 15 May 1768. Ebenezer the
f. was born in Dorchester, rem. early to Wrentham, and thence to Hk. about
1760; he res. on a road leading from the turnpike to Ruggles Hill, at a place
marked " L. Burgess " on the R. Map. He was a distinguished officer durino-
the French War ; his name is borne on the Muster Rolls as a lieutenant in
1757, and captain from 1758 to 1762. He d. 2 Mar. 1768, a. 41, and his pa-
triotism, valor, and good conduct are commemorated on his head-stone, which
remains standing in the old cemetery.

2. Benjamin, prob. brother of Ebenezer (1), by w. Jerusha, had George, b.
1 July 1762; Jerusha, b. 16 Feb. 1764, m. Holland Blackmer in Barnard 7
Nov. 1782; Benjamin, b. 13 Aug. 1766; Ebenezer, b. 28 Nov. 1768; Philena,
b. 1 June 1771, m. Josiah Newton of Hk., pub. 29 Nov. 1792; Charles, h.
18 Oct. 1773 ; Lucinda, b. 7 Sep. 17 76 (as recorded in Hk., or 26 Jan. 17 76,
according to the Barnard record); and in Barnard, Thomas, b. 20 Aug. 1778;
Fanny, b. 30 Nov. 1783. Benjamix the f. also rem. from Wrentham to Hk.
about 1760, and was actively engaged in the French War; his name is en-
rolled as a private in the company of Capt. Ebenezer Cox in 1758, as sergeant
in 1759, and as ensign in 1760. He rem. to Barnard, Vt., about 177 7, where
he was one of the most active citizens, a captain of militia during the Revo-
lutionary War, assessor, justice of the peace, and representative. He d. 25
Sep. 1788, a. 48.

3. JoHX Davexport, s. of Ebenezer (1), m. Anna Powers of Brimfield,
pub. 17 July 1786, and had Stephen, b. 1789, d. 2 Ap. 1791, a. 2 ; Eben-
ezer, b. — May 1791, d, at Wore. 14 Dec. 1863, a. 72; Pamela; and Maria ;
perhaps one of the dau. was b. before Stephen. JoHX D. the f. d. 26 Ap. 1795;
his w. Anna survived.

Elizabeth, perhaps dau. of Benjamin (2), and b. at Wrentham, m. James
Byram 8 Feb. 1781, and rem. to Barnard about 1786.

Crowell, Joshua, m. Mary Shiverick at Falmouth 5 Dec. 1745, and had
Bathsheha, b. 25 ]\lay 1747, m. David Waite 23 Nov. 1769; Joshua, b. 8 Ap.
1749, m. Mary Field of Brk. 12 Jan. 1775 ; Paul, b. 20 May 1751, res. in Brk.,

m. Jerusha , and d. 28 Sep. 1830; Salvina, b. 17 Ap. 1753, m. Nathaniel

Paige of Barnard, Vt., 1 Feb. 1781 ; Hannah, h. 14 July 1755, m. Jeduthun
Spooner 27 Ap. 1781; Thomas, h. 1 July 1757, d. 22 Jan. 1812; Mary, h. 10
June 1759, m. Isaac Davis 28 June 1789 ; Shiverick, b. 24 Mar. 1762, m. Su-
sanna Aiken 15 Sep. 1785, at Barnard, and d. there 19 May 1826 ; Nathaniel,



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b. 4 Sep. 1764, d. unm. at Barnard 8 Aug. 1785; Joseph,h. 9 Oct. 1770. All
these chil. except Joseph were b. and bap. at Falmouth. Joshua the f. rem.
to Hk. as early as 1769, and caused the births of his chil. to be entered on rec-
ord. He was prob. a descendant of John Crowell (formerly written Crow
and Croel), who came to N. E. in 1635, " and was early in Yarmouth with w.
Elishua." He was a farmer and res. on the easterly road to Gilbertville (with
his son-in-law Mr. Spooner), at the place marked " Wid. Marsh " on the R.
Map. His Christian character was severely tested by domestic affliction. His
dau. Hannah (Mrs. Spooner) was insane for several years, and at length, on
the 27th of January 1807, destroyed the life of her aged mother by stealthily
approaching behind her chair, as she sat near the fire, and crushing her skull
with an axe. After this Mrs. Spooner was more closely watched ; but on the



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