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16th of the following December she eluded the watchfulness of her keepers
and destroyed her own life by cutting her throat. Mr. Crowell's son Thomas
was also insane for many years; he was harmless and inoffensive, would sel-
dom speak to any one, but would walk abroad in whatever weather, bare-
headed and barefooted, and very thinly clad. I do not remember ever to have
seen him with a hat or overcoat. In an unusually cold night, 22 Jan. 1812,
he kindled a fire which consumed the house of his brother Joseph (who had
the care of him), and perished in the flames.^ The venerable father found
rest from his earthly labors and trials 11 Sep. 1813, a. 91 ; his w. Mary, as be-
fore mentioned, met her tragical fate 27 Jan. 1807, a. 82.

2. Joseph, s. of Joshua (1), m. Perthenia Thomas 24 Oct. 1793, and had
Paulina, b. 3 Dec. 1794, m. Jesse Shaw 19 Dec. 1813; Adolphus, b. 3 Feb.
1797; Maria, b. 25 Mar. 1798; Erastus, b. 10 May 1799, m. Rebecca Both-
erel, pub. 10 Ap. 1820; Sophronia, b. 14 Ap. 1801 ; Jerusha, b. 16 Ap. 1803;
Harcey, b. 15 Dec. 1804 ; Pliny Thomas, bap. 16 Sep. 1810. Joseph the f.
was not insane, but was thriftless and imprudent in his habits. He res. on the
easterly road to Gilbertville, at the place marked" Mr. Cobb "on the R. Map;
but several years after the destruction of his house by fire, as before related,
and the erection of a new one on the same spot, he rem. to Broome, N. Y.

CuMMiNGS, Jacob, by w. Ruth, had JSathan, bap. 25 July 1742, and no
more is known of him.

2. Isaac, by w. Susanna, had prob. Isaac ; Olive, b. 11 Dec. 1755, m. Jo-
seph Mixter of Templeton 25 May 1777.

3. Isaac, prob. s. of Isaac (2), as he is styled Isaac, Jr., in the record of
his first marriage, m. Catherine Ramsdell 11 May 1774, and (2d) Lydia Wash-
burn, pub. 4 Sep. 1785. His chil. were Catherine, b. 7 Nov. 1779, m. Amos
Earned of N. Sal. 1 Dec. 1803; Isaac, b. 6 Sep. 1784, m. Susanna Burden, pub.
12 Feb. 1809, and d. 4 Oct. 1835; Joseph, b. 25 Nov. 1786; Lydia, b. 28 Ap.
1788; Zenas,h. 12 July 1789; Xoah, b. 5 May 1791, d. 17 Aug. 184 7 (his
son Henry King, d. 27 July 1829, a. 3); Asa, b. 11 Feb. 1793 ; Polly, b. 16 Ap.

1795, d. unm. 20 Nov. 1814 ; and perhaps Loruhamah, b. 1796, d. unm. 16

Oct. 1814, a. 18. His w. Lydia d. 13 Oct. 1814, a. 48.

4. Joseph, s. of Isaac (3), m. Polly Sprout of Gr., pub. 19 Sep. 1812, and d.
23 Oct. 1814. Mary, who d. 8 Nov. 1814, a. about 2, was prob. his daughter.

5. HosEA, parentage not ascertained, m. Sarah, dau. of Marshall Johnson, 25

Feb. 1831, ami had Balarah, b. 1837, d. 8 Ap. 1840, a. 2 years and 9 mos. ;

Edyar, b. 1842, a soldier in the Union Army, d. at New Berne, N. C, 14 Jan.
1863, a. 20; Theresa (or Theololia) Louisa,'b. 6 Jan. 1845, d. 18 Feb. 1847;
Almeda, b. 6 May 1856, d. 15 May 1872; and perhaps others. Hosea the f.
d. 31 May 1877, a. 69; his w. Sally, d. 5 Nov. 1873, a. 59.

1 Insanitv appeared in the next genera- imperial commands b^he sound of drum or

tion. Among others, David Crowell of Brk., fife, and enforcing them by waving his flag.

s. of Joshua, and grandson of Joshua (1), is Unlike his uncle Thomas, he was generally

well remembered as "King David." Some- willing to converse with adults, and even

times on horseback, but generally on foot, with children; but pressure of important

with drum and fife, a feather on his hat, and business compelled him to grant only brief

a small ilag whose staff re-ted in his side- audiences. The cares of his kingdom were

pocket, he traveled the streets of Hrk. and so engrossing and oppressive that, as I re-

the adjoining towns, calling attention to his member, he was seldom seen to smile.



CUMMINGS — CUTLER. 357

6. William D., of Waterbury, Conn., m. Mary Ann, dau. of Dwight Bill-
ings, 18 Sep. 1855, and had Hattie G., b. 19 July 1858. He now res. in Con-
necticut.

7. BiLLiXGS, m. Caroline Robinson, pub. 24 Dec. 1855; she d. 8 Sep. 1857,

a. 27, and he m. Melissa Robinson, pub. 21 Dec. 1857; she d. , and he m.

Mrs. Huldah King 22 Nov. 1859, who d. 10 Dec. 1868, a. 38. I find on record
the name of only one child, Herbert B., b. 12 May 1857.

8. Augustus H., m. Mary A. Pierce of AVare, pub. 13 Feb. 1871, and had
Freddie A., b. , d. 6 July 1872.

Mrs. IIaxxah (b. in Stafford, Conn.), d. 4 Jan. 1862, a. 71. Azubah, m.
Nathaniel Sprout, Jr., 28 Dec. 1775. Fanny, m. John Gilbert 26 May 1815.
Betsey, m. Samuel Johnson 29 June 1829. Caroline R., m. Lauriston F.
Crawford of Oakham, 8 Oct. 1829. Catherine R., m. Sumner Latham 22
Nov. 1831. LuciNDA H., m. William S. Barnes 24 May 1842. Luthera, m.
George Betts of Waterbury, Conn., 5 Nov. 1844. Angelina C, m. James W.
Sturtevant 27 Nov. 1850. I have no means to indicate the several families to
which these persons belonged.

Cutler, James (prob. s. of Thomas, who d. in Lexington 13 July 1722, a.
about 72, and gi'andson of James, who d. in Cambridge 17 May 1G94, a. about
88), was bap. in Watertown 9 Jan. 1687, and by w. Alice had James, b. 13
Ap. 1715; WUliam, b. 3 Ap. 1717; Thankful, bap. 24 Mar. 1719; Robert, h.
3 Ap. 1721 ; Alice, b. 27 Nov. 1729, m. Ephraim Jones, Jr., of Concord, 16
Nov. 1752. James the f. d. in Cambridge (Menotomy) 16 Sep. 1756 ; his w.
Alice d. 22 Sep. 1756, a. 67.

2. William, s. of James (1), was an innholder, at ]\Ienotomy, m. Elizabeth
Whittemore 15 Sep. 1743. She d. 29 Dee. 17'70, and he m. Rebecca, wid. of
Thomas Hall, pub. 2 Jan. 1773. Of the first wife, the " Boston News Letter,"
dated Jan. 10, 17 71, says "she Avas the mother of 36 children; but the 35""
was the only one that survived to follow her to the grave." The survivor was
William, h. 23 Dec. 1764, grad. H. C. 1786, was a physician in Virginia, and
d. in Diuwiddie Co. 17 May 1836. The second wife hud Jame.% b. 12 May
1774, a printer in Boston ; Rebecca, b. — Jan. 1777, d. 6 Aug. 1778; Rebecca,

b. 22 Dec. 1779. Williaai the f. d. 1 Ap. 1781. His w. Rebecca was livino-
in 1817.

3. Robert, s. of James (1), grad. H. C. 1741, was ordained at Epping,
N. H., in 1747, dismissed in 1755, installed at Greenwich, Mass., 13 Feb.
1760, where he d. 24 Feb. 1786, a. 65. He m. Hannah Crosby of Billerica;
she d. and he m. Elizabeth Fiske of Lexington 3 Sep. 1751. His chil. were
Hannah, h. 22 July 1745, m. John Haskell of Hardwick, and d. 4 Sep. 1831 ;
Millecent, b. 20 Jan. 1747, m. Denison Robinson of Hardwick, and d. at Wind-
sor, Mass., 5 July 1798; Robert, b. 2 Oct. 1748, a physician in Amherst, m.
wid. Esther Guernsey, and d. 10 Mar. 1835; Prudence, b. 18 Feb. 1750, m.
Joshua Clark, and d. 17 Aug. 1782; Dudley, b. 1 July 1752, m. Lydia Howard,
and d. in 1838; William, b. 23 Dec. 1753; James, b. 24 Sep. 1756, d. 8 Oct.
1756; Elizabeth, b. 2 June 1758, d. 4 Nov. 1758; Ebenezer, b. 17 July 1759,
d. unin. 26 June 1839; James, b. 5 Sep. 1761, d. 27 Mar. 1768; Aiito^, b. 11
Oct. 1763, d. 15 Ap. 1764; Elizabeth, b. 2 May 1766, m. Benjamin Harwood,
and d. in Nov. 1849 ; Alice, b. 23 Nov. 1768, m. Jairus Howard, and d. 29 June
1811; Samuel, b. 16 Ap. 1771, d. 7 May 1771; James, h. 23 May 1772, d. 3
Oct. 1773.

4. William, s. of Robert (3), m. Rebecca, dau. of Joseph Cutler of Western
(now Warren) and had William, h. about 1782, d. unm. 18 Feb. 1811, a. 28;
Rebecca, b. about 1788, m. Col. Samuel Billings 9 Sep. 1811, d. at Greenfield
30 July 1864, a. 76; Harriet, h. about 1790, m. Nathan Ruggles of Hartford,

Conn., 23 Ap. 1813, and d. 1878; Samuel Fiske, h. 1792; Elbridi/e, b.

about 1795, m. Huldah, dau. of David Paige, 20 Sep. 1817, had dau. Rebecca
(who d. 4 Aug. 1820, a. 2), and other chil. whose names are not found on
record ; he was a merchant in company with his father and brother, res. at the
place marked " E. Cutler" on the R. Map, rem. to Hartford about 1835, and
d. there; Caroline, bap. 19 Aug. 1798, d. 18 Sep. 1798; an infant d. 8 Sep.



358 CUTLER — DANFORTH.

1803. William the f. was a physician for several years in Western, but rem.
to Hk. in 1795, retired from active practice, and established himself as an
apothecary and dealer in English and West India goods; he was also post-
master ^ and justice of the peace. He res. on the old Parsonage Lot, half a
mile north from the Common, at the place marked " E. Cutler " on the R.
]Map, until about 1810, when he erected the spacious mansion, on the easterly
part of the same farm, marked " S. F. Cutler." He d. 9 Feb. 1832, a. 78; his
w. Rebecca d. 27 Xov. 1820, a. 60.

5. Samuel Fiske, s. of William (4), ni. Lnthera, dau. of Daniel Ruggles,
Esq., 24 May 1819; she d. 17 Aug. 1823, a. 25, and he m. L-ene Cowle's of
Amherst, pub. 24 Ap. 1825. His chil, b. in Hk., were Caroline, b. 14 May
1819, m. Calvin C. Foster of Wore, and d. there ; Lnthera, b. 12 Julv 1823, d.
8 Mnr. 1824; Lnthera, h. 15 Jan. 1826, m. Ithamar F. Conkey of Amherst;
Samuel Porter, h. 11 Dec. 1829, d. young; and at Amh., William, b. about
1843, d. unm. at Boston 8 Oct. 1875, a. 32. Samuf.l Fiske the f. was a mer-
chant in partnership with his father and brother, succeeded his father as post-
master, was selectman five years, assessor two years, representative one year,
and justice of the peace. He res. on the easterly part of the homestead (his
brother having the westerly part), at the place marked " S. F. Cutler " on the
R. Map. After 1835 he rem. to Amherst, where he d. 9 Sep. 1863, a. 71; his
w. L-ene d. 3 Oct. 1876, a. 71.

6. David (s. of Thomas who was b. 15 Dec. 1677, grandson of James who
d. 31 July 1685, a. 50, and great-grandson of James who d. in Camb. 17 May
1694, a. about 88), was b. at Lexington 28 Aug. 1705, m. jNIary, dau. of Joseph
Tidd. and had Abigail, b. 1 May, 1728, m. Samuel Hodgman of Western (now
Warren) 7 May 1755; Dacid, b. 15 July 1730, m. Dorcas Reed of Lex. and
rem. to Western ; Joseph, b. 31 May 1733; Isaac, b. — June 1736, d. — Jan.
1737: Mary, b. 12 Aug. 1738, m. John Paige of Hk. 15 Sep. 1757 ; Solomon, b.
15 INIay 1740, m. Rebecca Paige of Bedford; Thomas, b. 5 May 1742, m. Abi-
gail Reed of Western ; Elizabeth, h. 5 Aug. 1 745, m. Benjamin Moore of Lex.
3 May 1768; Amitlai, b. 15 July 1748, m. Nathan Leonard of Hk. 26 Nov.
1766. David the f. res. at Lexington, was selectman three years, accumu-
lated a large estate, and d. of small-pox 5 Dec. 1760; his w. Mary d. 25 May
1797, a. 93.

7. Joseph, s. of David (6), "settled at Western (now Warren) about 1755,
m. May 6, 1775, Rebecca Hoar of Lincoln, and (2d) Sep. 20 1759, Mary
Read of Western. Had Converse, and Joseph, a farmer, by his first wife;
Reuben, h. 17 75, twin brother to Nathan, A. M., Esq. Also 6 daughters, by
second wife." — Cutler Genealogy, p. 59. Reuben taught school in Hk. one or
more terms about the year 1800. One of the '"six daughters" was Rebecca,
b. about 1760, m. Dr. William Cutler (4) before named, and d. 27 Nov. 1820,
a. 60.

8. CoNVERS, s. of Joseph (7), m. Eunice (prob. Woodward); she d. 24

May 1821, a. 54, and he m. Mrs. Ruth Gorham of Barre, pub. 9 July 1824.

His chil. were l^amelia, b. , m. David Trask of Leicester, pub. 21 July

1816; Convers Franliin, h. 22 Dec. 1791, d. unm. 16 May 1813 (styled Con-
vers, Jr.. in the record of his death, and on his head-stone) ; Eunice Woodward,
h. 19 July 1794, m. Reed Paige, at Barnard, Vt., 31 Mar. 1819, and d. s. p. at
Bakersfield, Vt., 3 Aug. 1871; Aaron Woodward, h. 26 Dec. 1797, d. unm. at
the almshouse, 26 Mnv. 1865. Coxvehs the f. was a physician, chief!}' distin-
guished for his skill in obstetric cases and in managing chronic aihnents ; he
was powerless where heroic treatment Avas necessary. In April, 1796. then
residing in Wilbraham, he bought the place marked "J. Gorham," about three
quarters of a mile northwesterly from the Common in Hk., where he spent the
remainder of his days. He d. suddenly 1 Nov. 1831, a. 76; his w. Ruth sur-
vived.

Daxforth, Nicholas, res. in Cambridge as early as 1635, was selectman
and representative ; he d. in Ap. 1638 ; his w. Elizabeth d. in England in 1629.
His chil. were Elizabeth, b. 1619, m. Andrew Belcher, and d. 26 Oct. 1680, a.

1 The first who held that ofSce in Hardwick.



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61 (she was grandmother of Governor Jonathan Belcher); Thomast, b. 1622,
d. 5 Nov. 1699, a. 71, deputy governor of the Colony, for many years one o£
the foremost men in the government, and the acknowledged leader of the party
in opposition to arbitrary power; Anna. b. about 1624, ra. Matthew Bridge,

and d. 2 Dec. 170-1 ; Samuel, b. 1626, grad. H. C. 1643, ordained pastor of

the church at Roxbury 24 Sep. 1650, and d. 19 Nov. 1674; Jonathan, b. 29
Feb. 1627-8.

2. Jonathan, s. of Nicholas (1), m. Elizabeth Poulter 22 Nov. 1654; she
d. 7 Oct. 1689, and he m. Esther, wid. of Josiah Convers of Woburn, and dau.
of Elder Richard Champney of Cambridge. He " was the tirst captain of Bil-
lerica, was chosen representative in 1684, town clerk twenty years, and one of
the most eminent land surveyors of his time." Farmer. By his first wife he
had eleven chil., of whom the seventh was Samuel, b. 5 Feb. 1665-6. Jona-
than the f. d. 7 Sep. 1712.

3. Samukl, s. of Jonathan (2), ni. Hannah Crosby, 8 Jan. 1694-5, and had
seven chil., of whom the third was Samuel, b. 15 May 1701. Samuel the f.
d. 19 Ap. 1742.

4. Samuel, s. of Samuel (3), m. Elizabeth Hosley, and had James, b. 10
Jan. 1729-30; Isaac, b. 9 Jan. 1731-2; Samuel and Nicholas, twins, b. 8 Dec.
1734 ; Elizabeth, b. 10 May 1736 ; Jonathan, b. 26 Feb. 1741-2. Samuel the
f. d. 28 June 1750; his w. Elizabeth d. 3 July 1756.

5. Jonathan, s. of Samuel (4), m. in Hk. Susanna, dau. of Rev. David
White, 19 Ap. 1770; she d. 14 Nov. 1779, and he ra. Anna, dau. of Joseph
Ruggles, 1 Oct. 1780. His chil. were Samuel, b. 9 Mar. 1771, res. at Rupert
and Pawlet, Vt., but d. at Ithaca, N. Y., 17 Dec. 1824, leaving son Charles, b.
23 Aug. 1800, grad. W. C. 1826, a clergyman, chiefly engaged as a missionary
in the Western States, d. at Oberlin, O., in 1867; Jonathan, h. 25 Feb. 1773,
d. unm. 3 Ap. 1797; Bavid White, b. 10 Nov. 1774, d. 16 Dec. 1774; Pamela,
b. 8 Nov. 1777, d. unm. at Rupert, 16 Dec. 1802; Susanna W., b. 28 Dec. 1781,
m. Capt. Moses Gray of Pres. 22 May 1828; Joseph Ruggles, b. 20 Mar. 1784,
d. unm. 23 Ap. 1803; Hannah, b. 8 June 1786, d. unm. 13 June 1811 ; Lyman,
b. 22 Oct. 1788, rem. to Pownall, Vt. ; Ann R., b. 2 Mar. 1791, d. unm. 29

Nov, 1873 ; Ci/rus. h. 29 Sep. 1793; James, b. , was major of militia, m.

Nancy R. Smith of Barre, pub. 11 Sep. 1830, and about that time rem. from
Hk. Jonathan the f., in early life, was a merchant, or keeper of a country
store in Hk., and incurred public disapprobation by dealing in tea while it
was contraband in 1776. After his second marriage he res. less than half a
mile south of the Common, at the place marked " O. Trow" on the R. Map,
which was the homestead of Mrs. Danforth's father. During the Revolution
he Avas regarded as a Tory, and was subjected to confinement, which he re-
sented and expressed his opinions in language more forcible than elegant. The
breach was afterwards healed, however; he dwelt among his townsmen in
peace, and served them as selectman, assessor, and collector of taxes. He d.
15 Sep. 1833, a. 90; his w. Anna d. 4 Mar. 1824, a. 69.

4. Cyrus, s. of Jonathan (3), m. Hannah P., dau. of John Jenney, 16
Mar. 1817, and had Joseph R., b. 19 July 1818, res. in Worcester and d. 4
Sep. 1880; Hannah, b. 19 Jan. 1821, m. Waterville (or Walter) Sibley of
Brk. 29 Mar. 1843; Mary R., b. 16 Jan. 1823, m. Chester Hubbard of Temple-
ton, pub. 3 Feb. 1844 (they rem. to Keokuk, Iowa, where he d. 29 June
1861, a. 45, and his monument stands near the northerly gate of the new
cemetery in Hk.) ; George E., b. 3 Feb. 1825, rem. to California; Pamela W.,
h. 15 Sep. 1827, m. Benjamin F. Paige 31 Dec. 1848. Mrs. Danforth m. (2d)
Clark Stone of Enf. 30 Sep. 1858, and d. 31 Oct. 1873, a. 73.

Davenport, John, by w. Martha, had Ruth Jamersoii, b. 15 Oct. 1845; Lu-
nette Rowena, b. 12 June, 1852.

Day, Israel, had Jacob, bap. 20 Mar. 1752.

2. Warren, of N. Sal., m. Lucinda Robinson, pub. 7 Nov. 1829, and had
in Hk. Maria, b. 17 Sep. 1830; Hannah, b. 7 Aug. 1832.

DiLLY, m. Aaron Nazro, 21 Mar. 1808. RuFUS, of N. Sal., m. Fanny Dex-
ter 22 Nov. 1830.



360 DEAN.

Deax, Walter, at Dorchester IfiSG, and at Taunton 1640, m. Eleanor,
dau. of Richard Strong of Taunton, England, and had Joseph, Ezra, Benjamin,
and three chil. whose names do not appear. He is said to have come from
Chard, Eng., and was a tanner; he was deputy or representative 1640, and
selectman 1679-1686. He and his wife were hoth living in 1693, affording an
example of that longevity which distinguished so many of their descendants.

2. Ezra, s. of Walter (1), m. Bethia, dau. of Samuel Edson of Bridge-
water, 17 Dec. 1676, and had Beihta, b. 14 Oct. 1677, d. 27 Nov. 1779 ; Ezra
b. 14 Oct. 1680, had sixteen chil., of whom thirteen attained the age of 80
years and upwards (and of this extraordinary number, seven reached the age
of 90, and one completed a full century) ; Samuel, b. 11 Ap. 1681, d. 16 Feb.

1683; Seth, b. 3 June 1683; Margaret, b. , m. Shaw; Ephruim, b.

. Ezra the f, d. about 1732.

3. Seth, s. of Ezra (2), res. in Taunton, and had Ichahod, Jacob, Edward,
Paul, Silas, and Sarah.

4. Paul, s. of Seth (3), m. Mary, dau. of Nathaniel Whitcomb, 4 Dec.
1745, and immediately rem. from Taunton to Hk., where he had Paul, h. 20

Oct. 1746; liosilla, b. 13 Ap. 1751, m. Cheedle of Barnard, Vt. ; Anna, b.

24 Mar. 1753, m. Edward Ruggles, Jr., pub. 12 Jan. 1772, and (2d) John
Amidon 14 Dec. 1809, and d. 9 Jan. 1842; Seth, h. 3 Oct. 1755; Robert, h. 20
Oct. 1757; Sarah, b. 4 Feb. 1759; Molly, b. 26 Feb. 1762; Asa, b. 19 June
1764; Nathaniel and Phebe, twins, posthumous, b. 11 Ap. 1767. Paul the f.
was a carpenter and farmer; he res. on Ruggles Hill, at the place marked " J.
Dean " on the R. Map; he d. before 8 Ap. 1767, when the inventory of his es-
tate was presented ; his w. Mary with remarkable energy kept her numerous
brood of chil. together until they could provide for themselves; she m. Deac.
Daniel Spooner of Pet. 16 Oct. 1780, and after his death ret. to Hk. where
she d. 9 May 1822, a. 94 years and 7 months.

5. Silas, s. of Seth (3), bought a farm here 29 Sep. 1740 (then res. in
Rehoboth); he ra. Joanna, dau. of Robert Whitcomb of Rochester 13 Sep.
1744 ; she d. about 1764, and he m. Elizabeth Ramsdell of Gr. 30 Nov. 1768.
His chil. were Thankful, b. 18 June 1745; Phebe, b. 14 July 1748; Mart/, b.
20 Oct. 1750; Joanna, b. 18 Jan. 1753, m. Timothy Nichols, 13 Jan. 1774;
Silas, b. 6 May 1755, m. Azubah Washburn of StaiFord, pub. 23 Feb. 1783,
rem. from Hk. and is said to have d. in 1844; Lot, b. 9 Oct. 1757, rem. to
Ware, and d. about 1819; John, b. 30 Mar. 1761; Zimri, b. 1 May, 1763.

6. Paul, s. of Paul (4), m. Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Ruggles, 19 Sep.
1773; she d. 21 Dec. 1810, a. 58, and he m. Sila, dau. of David Aiken 8 Dec.
1811. His chil. were Joel, b. 27 Ap. 1774 ; Lucy, b. 16 May 17 76, m. James
Bell of Hardwick, Vt., 1801 ; Edward, b. 1 Nov. 1778, a phvsician; Betsey, b.
26 Ap. 1781, d. unm. 15 July 1803 ; Paul, b. 5 Feb. 1783; 'Eunice, b. 17 Jan.
1785, d. unm. 2 Oct. 1811; John, b. 19 Mar. 1787; Joseph, b. 25 Jnn. 1790;
Justus, b. 16 Feb. 1792, d. 25 Mar. 1804; Seth, b. 10 Mar. 1795; David Aiken,
b. 18 Oct. 1812. Paul the f. was a farmer, res. on the homestead, and d. 23
Sep. 1828; his w. Sila m. Nathaniel Fish of Pres. 30 Dec. 1835, and d. 7 ]Mar.
1844.

7. Skth, s. of Paul (4), rem. to Barnard, Vt., 1778, and there m. JMolly
Bicknell 3 June 1782; she d. 9 Sep. 1802, a. 39, and he m. Ruth AVright, 12
Mar. 1805. His chil. were Paul,h. 28 Mar. 1783, an eminent Universalist
clergyman for many years in Boston, afterwards afliliated with the Unitarians,
a steadfast friend and advocate through life of Freemasonry, and an oOicer in
many of its highest grades, d. at Franiingham 1 Oct. 1860; Amos, h. 5 Aug.

1784, (1. 1802; Seth, b. 19 Feb. 1786, m. Patty French 25 Feb. 1813. and

d. 22 Ap. 1833 ; Asa, b. 26 Sep. 1787, and d. in Barnard 3 May 18G1. Seth
the f. was a Revolutionary soldier, and closed his long and useful life at Bar-
nard 22 Nov. 1851, a. 96; his w. Ruth d. 17 Mar. I.s58, a. 92.

8. Robert, s. of Paul (4.), rem. to Barnard, Vt., before 23 Dec. 1784,
when he m. Eunice, dau. of Daniel Billings of Hk., and had in B. Daniel, b. 19
Feb. 1786, ni. Delphia, dau. of Eliakini Fay, had nine children, rem. to
Bakersfield, Vt., where he d. 6 Feb. 1872; Asa, b. 7 Feb. 1788, d. in Bakers-



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field 18 Jan. 1879; Myra, b. 23 Dec. 1789, m. Newton, and d. in Barnard

30 Jan. 1861 ; Paul, b. 20 Aug. 1791, d. 30 Dec. 1791 ; Eunice, b. 14 or 15

Dec. 1793, m. Parker, and is still living (1883) in Bakersfield ; Robert, b.

20 Jan. 1796, d. in Fairfield, Vt., 22 Mar. 1864 ; Polly, b. 4 Oct. 1797, m.

Boutelle, and d. in Bakersfield since 1873 ; Paul, b. 26 Ap. 1800, d. in Cabot,

Vt., 16 Oct. 1880; Sarah, b. 11 Dec. 1801, ni. ■ 'Reed, and d. in Burke,

N. Y., 12 Oct. 1863 ; Timothy, b. 20 Dec. 1803, d. 28 Dec. 1831 ; Betsey M.,

h. 31 Dec. 1806, m. Webster, and d. in Johnson, Vt., since 1873.

Robert the f. d. 28 Feb. 1828; his w. Eunice d. in Cabot — Mar. 1843, a.
nearly 80.

9. Nathaxifx, s. of Paul (4), by w, Rhoda, had in Barnard Amos, b. 16
Jan. 1803 ; Mary, b. 30 Dec. 1804 ; Minerva, b. 17 June 1806. Nathaniel
the f. is said to have been living at Albany in 1850, at which date his son
A7nos is styled a lawyer and historian, and another son, Nathaniel, is men-
tioned.

10. JoHX, s. of Paul (6), m. Mary Penniman, pub. 15 Sep. 1822, and had
3Iary Elizabeth, b. 9 Oct. 1823, m. Joel D. Mandell 2 Ap. 1846, and d. 17 Ap.
1847 ; Edward, b. 19 Jan. 1826 ; Lucy Ann, b. 5 Mar. 1833, d. 22 May 1853 ;
Luthera, h. 4 Nov. 1834, d. 8 Sep. 1839. John the f. was a farmer, select-
man five yeai-s, res. on the homestead, and d. 18 Ap. 1863; his w. Mary d. 23
Ap. 1859, a. 60.

11. David Aikex, s. of Paul (6), m. Fidelia F., dau. of James Browning,
22 June 1842, and had Charles Browning, b. 15 July 1846, d. unm. 17 June
1880. David A. the f. was a farmer, and d. 6 July 1848 ; his w. Fidelia F.
m. John B. Aiken 25 Feb. 1858.

12. Edward, s. of John (10), m. Luthera A., dau. of Daniel Wheeler, 19
June 1851, and had Mary Elizabeth, b. 6 Oct. 1852, d. unm. 17 Sep. 1877;
William Edward, b. 12 Jan. 1854 ; John Adams, b. 31 Oct. 1856; Joseph, b.
27 Mar. 1859, d. 15 Sep. 1877; Adelia Jenney, b. 16 July 1861, d. 27 Mar.
1878; Anna 3Iaria, b. 22 Aug. 1863. Edward the f. was assessor 1853,
member of school committee four years, and rem. to Worcester after 1859; his
three chil. who d. in Wore, were buried in Hardwick.

Kezia, m. Isaac Fay 22 Nov. 1764. Lucy, widow of Stephen (b. at Rayn-
ham), d. 11 Jan. 1851, a. 77.

Demmon, Edward, by w. Elizabeth, had Lydia, bap. 20 Aug. 1749; Mary,
bap. 3 Nov. 1751.

Dennis, Samuel, was a Baptist minister; he was born in Sutton, but re-
moved to Petersham, where he preached several years ; from Pet. he rem. to
Barre, and soon afterwards to Hk., where he bought the Sears farm in 1777,

and died in 1784.* He had chil. Adonijah, b. 12 July, 1759 ; Patience, b. ,

m. Thomas Winchester 23 Dec. 1787; Samuel, b. , ni. Anna Cobb 3 May

1788; Polly, h. , m. Roger Wing 24 May 1790; and perhaps others.

Samuel the f. was prob. of the Ijiswich family, but I am unable to trace the
connection, step by step.

2. Adonijah, s. of Samuel (1), m. Eunice Sibley of N. Salem, pub. 1 May

1780, and had Royal, b. 1781; Samuel, b. 1784, m. Cynthia Barrett

of Carlisle, and d. at Concord 21 Jan. 1864, a. 79; Lucy, b. 1786, m.

John Dexter 1 Dec. 1803, and d. 15 Dec. 1817, a. 31; Betsey, b. about 1788,

m. John P. Colburn of Fairhaven, Vt., 9 Mar. 1818; Polly, b. 1791, d. 31

Jan. 1793, a. 1 year, 10 months; Adonijah, b. 1793, d. 13 Aug. 1803, a.

10; an infant b. , d. 20 Ap. 1795; Eunice, b. 21 May 1796, d. unm. 9

Dec. 1874 ; Louis, b. 8 Feb. 1799, m. Lucy Henry of Boston, d. in Boston 8

Feb. 1860; Patience, b. 1801, m. Asa Clark 5 June 1823, d. 1 Oct. 18G8,

a. 67; Adonijah, b. 4 Oct. 1803. Adonijah the f. was b. in Sutton, whence
he rem. with his father. He served in the Revolutionary Army, and was en-
gaged in the Battle of Stillwater. He was a farmer, and inherited the home-
stead near Barre, at the place marked " A. Dennis " on the R. Map, where he
d. 30 Sep. 1844, a. 85 ; his w. Eunice d. 15 Sep. 1842, a. 82.

3. Royal, s. of Adonijah (2), m. Sankey Watson, pub. 6 Oct. 1802, and

1 For these facts and dates I am indebted to Samuel S. Dennis, Esq.



362 DENNIS — DEXTER.

had a child b. — July 1803. d. 29 Mar. 1805 ; Bowman W., b. 4 July 1805,
and d. in Byron, Mich.; WiUiam TF., res. in Cambridge; Po//y, m. William



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