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orah Lawrence, and d. 5 July 1835. He was engaged, with three of his broth-
ers, in the Bennington Battle.

13. Benjamin, s. of Stephen (4), rem. to Bennington with his father, and
" was the first sheriff in the county and State." He served in that office
" from March 26, 1778, until Oct. 1781." » He m. Sarah, dau. of Capt. Sam-
uel Robinson, and d. 19 June, 1786, at the early age of 35 years. His son
Samuel, b. 16 Aug. 1772, and d. 25 Dec. 1863, res. in the old homestead, the
" Catamount Tavern," was deputy sheriff sixteen years, and sheriff" twelve
years, up to the year 1823.

1 It was this Council of Safety, assembled active members of the council, as shewn by

in the " Catamount Tavern " a month later, such minutes of its proceedings as have

on the day of the Bennington battle, to which been preserved, were Thomas Chittenden,

Professor Bartlett alluded in his centennial president of the body ; Jonas Fay, vice pres-

oration, August 10, 1877: "There was a ident; Ira Allen, secretary; and Nathan

noted tavern in the town, and there were Clark, Paul Spooner, and Moses liobinson."

gathered there Ira Allen, Thomas Cliitten- Fay, Spooner, and Kobinson, it may be

den, Jonas Fa)', and their staunch comrades, added, were Hardwick men.

There was one catamount on the sign-post, 2 Vermont Hist. Mag., i. 171, 172.

and twelve catamounts within." Gov. Hall, 8 Jennings' Memorials of a Century, p.

in hi3 History of Vermont says : " The most 258.



374 FAY.

14. Joseph, s. of Stephen (4), went "to Benninorton, a member of his
father's family in 1766. He was secretary to the Council of Safety and of
the State Council from Sep. 1777 to 1784, and Secretary of State from
1778 to 1781. He was the associate of Ira Allen in conducting the famous
negotiation with Gen. Haldimand, by which the operations of the enemy were
paralyzed, and the northern frontier protected from invasion during the three
last years of the Revolutionary struggle. He was a man of ver)' respectable
talents and acquirements, of fine j)ersonal appearance and agreeable manners,
and well calculated to manage such a diplomatic adventure with adroitness
and ability." ^ He m. Margaret, dau. of Rev. Jedediah Dewey, rem. to the
city of New York in 1794, and d. there in October 1803, leaving posterity,
of whom Theodore S. Fay, the author, was a representative.

15. Uavio, s. of Stephen (4), was a " fifer " in the Battle of Bennington,
then about fifteen years old. He was afterwards a lawyer, admitted to the
bar in June 1794, was State attorney four years before 1801, United States
attorney under President Jefferson, judge of the Supreme Court 1809 to 1813,
and judge of probate 1819, 1820. He m. Mary, dau. of John Staniford of
Windham, Conn., and d. 5 June 1827.

16. Timothy, s. of Daniel (5). m. Olive Leonard 23 Mar. 1775; she d.

, and he m. Hannah, widow of Peter Bassett, and dau. of Lindsey,

7 Dec. 1780. His chil. were: Leonard, b. 21 Nov. 1775 ; Olive, b. 25 Mar.
1782, m. Josiah C. Chandler 24 Nov. 1799 ; Basxett, b. 3 Dec. 1783 ; Lindsey,
b. 28 Sep. 1786 ; Apollos, b. 30 May 1789 ; Hannah, b. 12 Jan. 1792, m.
James Perkins 23 Mar. 1837, d. s. p. 24 Mar. 1855 ; Timothy, h. 18 June
1794 ; Daniel, h. 22 Feb. 1797, d. unm. 22 June 1847. Timothy the f. was
a farmer, res. on the old turnpike, at the place marked " A. Fay " on the R.
Map, and d. 17 June 1831 ; his w. Hannah d. 2 June 1820, a. 63.

17. Daniel, s. of Daniel (5), m. Mary, d. of Col. Timothy Paige, 23 Aug.
1778, and had (born here), Man/, b. 10 Mar. 1779, m. Rev. Philander
Chase, Bishop, successively, of Ohio and of Illinois, was mother of Rev.
Philander Chase, Jr., and Rev. Dudley Chase, and d. at Worthino;ton, O., 5
May 1818 ; Nancij, b. 25 Mar. 1781, m. Nathaniel Evans, d. at Middlebury,
O., 12 July 1825 ; Elizabeth, h. 3 Sep. 1783, m. B. Batchelder, res. in Bethel,
Vt., where she d. 4 May 1831 (her dnu., Mary C, m. Rev. Henry Caswall,
D. D., an English clergyman of the Episcopal Church, was several years in
England, returned, and, since the death of her husband, has res. at Frank-
lin, Pa., and Welland, Canada ; Jedediah, h. 30 Jan. 1786, a physician in
Owego, N. Y., m. Caroline Roberts, 1812, and d. 23 Ap, 1848, leaving
several children ; his w. Caroline d. 1 Mar. 1879, a. 84 ; Timothy Paige, b. 9
May 1788, a jjhysician in Stockbridge, Vt., m. Eunice Denison 16 Dec. 1811,
had seven chil., and d. 29 Aug. 1865 (his second dau., Mary, ni. Rev.
T. S. Hubbard of Stockbridge, and the third, Emily, m. H. I). Morgan,
Esq.) ; Almira, b. 28 July 1790, d. unm. at Steubenviile, O., 29 Oct. 1824 ;
Daniel, b. 26 Oct. 1792, d. 16 Mar. 1796; (also in Bethel) Ctjrm Paige, b.
17 Feb. 1796, a merchant in Columbus, O., d. 2 Oct. 1872, leaving posterity ;
Oren, b. 17 Dec. 1798, d. at New INladrid, j\Io. — Sep. 1834. Daniel the' f.
was a mason, rem. about 1795 to Bethel, Vt., and thence to Randolph, Vt.,
where he d. 21 June 1810 ; his w. Mary d. at the house of her sou, Dr. Fay,
in Stockbridge, 27 Mar. 1834, a. 74.

18. Bassktt, s. of Timothy (16), m. Nancy, dau. of Jesse Paige, 22 Jan.
1811, and had Franci.^ Paige, h. 28 Nov. 1811, d. 27 Sep. 1816 ; William b.
17 Jan. 1.S14, d. 6 June 1816 ; Mary Alathea, b. 22 Ap. 1816 ; Henry, b. 9
Mar. 1818 ; Eliza Jane. b. 14 Aug. 1820; William Bassett, b. 9 Aug. 1824;
Sarah liuggks, b. — Nov. 1827, d. 20 Feb. 1828, a. 11 weeks; George
Breckenridge, bap. 27 Dec. 1829. Bassett the f. was a carpenter, and re-
sided on Mandell Hill, at the place marked " B. Fay " on the R. Map. He
rem. to Indiana about 1838.

19. Lindsey, s. of Timothy (16), m. Esther Jennev Hunt 20 Mar. 1810,
and had IPnam, b. 19 Oct. 18n ; Horace, b. 21 Oct. 1813 ; John Hunt, b. 26
July 1815. Lindsey the f. rem. with his family many years ago.

1 Vermont Hist. Mag., i. 172.



FAY — FISH. 375

20. Apollos, s. of Timothy (16), m. Celia, dau. of Eli Hudson, 7 July

1817, and had a child b. , d. 25 Feb. 1819 ; Harriet, b. -12 Ap. 1822, m.

Joseph W. Powers 23 May 1844 ; Sarah Perkins, b. 27 Dec. 182G, ni, Marshall
P. Nye 16 Xov. 1848, d. 13 Sep. 1851. Apoi.los the f. was a farmer, res. on
the homestead, and d. 24 Jan. 1864 ; his w. Celia d. 4 Sep. 1858, a. 68.

21. Timothy, s. of Timoth}' (16), m. Mary H. Hammond 7 Nov. 1822 ;
she d. 12 July 1841, and he m. Mrs. Mary J. Richmond 20 Ap. 1842. His
chil. were: Jamex Perkins, b. 2 Dec. 1823 ; Rhoda Paiqe, b. 9 Sept. 1825, d. 7
Jan. 1832; Stephen Hammond, b. 22 Dec. 1827, d. 5 Sep. 1846; Mari/ Maria,
b. 6 Oct. 1829, d. unm. 19 Dec. 1856; John Lindsen, b. 4 Mar. 1832, "d. 5 Ap.
1832; Rhoda Jane, b. 26 July, 1833, m. Wilder U. Barnes 20 Ap. 1864;
Larrissa Lomira, b. 10 Aug. 1837 ; Emihi Augusta, b. 16 July 1839, m. George
Woods 6 Feb. 1862 ; Merc;/ Ann, b. 29 May 1843, m. Charles Pepper 7 Aug.
1862 ; Franklin Hammond, b. 2 Sep. 1848, m. Delia A. Wheeler 6 Nov. 1873;
Sarah Eliza, b. 24 June 1851, m. Charles E. Wilson 28 June 1876. Timothy
the f. was a farmer, selectman one year, member of the school committee six
years, taught school many years, res. on the Barre road, at the place errone-
ously marked " F. Fay " on the R. Map, and d. 14 Ap. 1872 ; his w. Mary
J. d. 11 Aug. 1855, a. 46 or 47.

22. James P., s. of Timothy (21), m. Sally, dau. of Tchabod Dexter, 8 Ap.
1845, and had George Elmer, h. 21 Ap. 1852, d. 20 Oct. 1864; John Ham-
mond, b. 28 Feb. 1854. James P. the f. is a farmer, res. on the homestead,
and has rendered public service as teacher of schools, member of the school
committee, assessor, justice of the peace, and trial justice.

23. John H., s. of James P. (22), m. Mary R. Slaney 15 Aug. 1877, and
had George John, b. 8 Jan. 1879 ; James, b. 2^3 Sep. 1881, d. 24 Sep. 1881.

24. Daniel H., of Southborough, m. Sarah R. Smith 1 Ap, 1841, and had
(born here) Sarah Elizaheth, b. 20 Jan. 1842, d. unm. 23 Sep. 1874.

Tabitiia, of Sturbridge, ni. William Maccoye at Brk. 22 Nov. 1744.
Daphne, m. Otis Cobb, pub. 18 July 1802. Rev. Barnabas IVI., m. Louisa
M. Mills of Morristown, N. J., pub. 27 Aug. 1842. James, m. Sarah Horr of
Pel., pub. 10 Mar. 1843. Nathan, s. of Thomas, b. in Brimfield, d. 26 Dec.
1873, a. 88.

Field, Patrick, by w. Abigail, had Thomas, bap. 28 Feb. 1768.

2. George, m. Prudence, dau. of Ebenezer Whipple, 13 Ap. 17 75, and had
Robert, b. 5 Jan. 1777 ; Polbj, b. 18 Ap. 1778, m. Pliny Lawton 22 Feb. 1801 ;
John, b. 5 Jan. 1780, grad. W. C. 1807, studied divinity ; with the exception
of a pastorate at North Wrentham from 1 May 1816 to 15 June 1819, he was
generally engaged as a missionary in Ohio ; the latter part of his life was
spent at the South, where he preached and taught school ; he d. near Natchez,
Miss., 7 Aug. 1827 ; Ebenezer, b. 9 Aug. 1783, prob. d. young; Fanny, b. 13
July 1785, m. Carey Howard 26 Nov. 1813 ; Joseph, b. about 1788 ; Elutheria,
b. —June 1791, d. 20 Sep. 1794; Sophia, b. — Ap. 1793, d. 25 Sep. 1794.
George the f. was a clothier, and res. near Gilbertville, at the place marked
"R. Field " on the R. Map, where he d. 2 or 4 May 1826, a. 80 ; his w.
Prudence d. 15 Dec. 1838, a. 82.i

3. Robert, s. of George (2), m. Sally Tyler of Western (now Warren),
pub. 20 Feb. 1802, and had Sophia, b. about 1805, d. unm. at Warren 24
July 1870, a. 65; George, b. about 1809, d. 16 Mar. 1813, a. 4. Robert the
f, inherited the homestead, and d. 23 Aug. 1843; his w. Sally d. 28 Sep. 1859,
a. 80.

Fish, Hexry, s. of Rev, Elisha Fish of Upton, b. about 1765, m. Elizabeth
Holmes (b. at Worcester), and had Henry, b. 1790; Hannah, h.

1 Mr. Field had good judgment in the ment of wages to a laborer, he drew an

affairs of life, and was liighly respected for order on a store-keeper, thus : "Mr. Bow-

his strict liouestv and integrity; yet he man — Let him have it. George Field."

created much amusement by the oddity of On being told that this was a verj' unusual

his language. For example, he said to form of an order, he replied : " Just as

his son, "Go up to the house, and fetch well; short way." Mr. Bowman knew his

them down here." "Fetch what, sir?" customer so well that he duly honored his

said the son. "Why, raj' shoes." In pay- order.



376 FISH — FORBES.

1792, m. Uriel Spooner of Brk., pub. 26 Ap. 1843, and d. 10 Nov. 1857, a. 65;

Elizabeth, b. 1794, in. Wyman Spooner 10 Nov. 1818, and d. at Elkhorn,

Wis., in 1867; Nancji, b. 'l797, m. Daniel Warner 29 May 1821, and d. 2

Feb. 1875, a. 77 ; these four were prob. b. at Upton, and were baptized at Hk.
22 May 1803 ; Catherine Hohnes, bap. 30 Ap. 1809, m. Foster Marsh of Ware

17 June 1846, and d. 18 Oct. l.'S73, a. nearly 64 ; Elvira, bap. 26 Ap. 1812, ra.
Rev. Rufus Case of St. Jolinsbury, Vt., 2 June 1842. Henry the f. was a
farmer, and prob. rem. from Upton to Hk. about the year 1798, when he was
styled lieutenant; he was elected deacon of the church 18 Ap. 1819, which
office he resijined 20 May 1830; he was selectman five years, and d. 28 Ap.
1850, a. 85; his w. Elizabeth d. 30 June 1854, a. 84.

2. Hknry, s. of Henry (1), m. Sarah Ross of Brk., pub. 21 Sep. 1823; she
d. 18 Aug. 1850, a. 51, and he m. Hannah Davis, pub. 11 Feb. 1851; his chil.

were: Sar-ah Jane, b. 1825, m. Rev. Amos Holbrook of Sturbridge, 26 Mar.

1851 ; John R., b. 1827; Henry Divight, b. 1829; a child "d. 31 Aug.

1831, a. 7 days ; HoUoicay, b. 1833; d. 24 Aug. 1835. Hkxry the f. was

a farmer, res. on the homestead, and d. 19 Dec. 1864, a. nearly 75.

3. John R., s. of Henry (2), m. Pauline M. Ruggles 27 May 1855, and had
Mary Elizabeth, b. 9 July 1856, d. 15 June 1858 ; Laura Elvira, b. 1 Oct.
1857. John R, the f. d. 3 Mar. 1857, a. 30 ; his w, Pauline M. m. Isaac S.
Bonney 10 Mar. 1864.

4. Henry Dwight, s. of Henry (2), m. Abby B. Mann 10 Mar. 1853; she
d. 26 Oct. 1859, and he m. Almira C. Brown, 1861. His chil. were: Abbie
Carrie, b. 18 Feb. 1854; Sarah Isabel, b. 29 Mar. 1856, d. 19 July 1858; Harry,

b. 1859, d. 9 Sep. 1877, a. 18; John Dwight, b. 14 Oct. 1861; Freddie

Thomas, b. 29 Ap. 1863; Bertha, b. 1865; Gertrude, b. 1873.

Martha, m. Deac. Nathaniel Paige, pub. Aug. 1783. Nathaniel, of

Prescott, m. Mrs. Sila Dean 30 Dec. 1835.

FiSK, Jacob, came from Wenham, and by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth, b. 4
Mar. 1745 ; Jonathan, b. 17 May 1748 ; Abigail, b. 17 Aug. 1750; Sarah, b. 28
Dec. 1752; a daughter b. 24 Sep. 1758.

2. Ebenezer, by w. Dorcas, had Simeon, b. 15 July 1762.

3. Samuel, by w. Sabrina, had Lydia, b. Feb. 1791, d. 3 Nov. 1791.

Samuel the f. d. 6 Sep. 1818, a. 55.

4. Charles W., m. Sarah Lawrence 17 Mar. 1818, and had Sarah Ann, b.

18 Jan. 1820, m. Ebenezer Briggs 8 July 1840, d. at Amherst 16 Nov. 1858 ;
Charles W., b. 17 Ap. 1823. Sarah the mother d. 4 Ap. 1840, a. 43.

Mary, of Sturbridge, m. John Fay, pub. 22 Oct. 1757. Stephen, of Green-
wich, m. Anna Green 29 June 1758. Elizabeth, m. David Allen 12 Nov.
1761. Dorcas, m. Watson Freeman 26 Feb. 1761. Susan, of Sturbridge,
m. Stephen F;iy, Jr., pub. 18 Ap. 1762. Elizabeth, m. Nathaniel Dickin-
son 1 Nov. 1764. ]Mary, m. Henry Higgins 9 Nov. 1768. Anna, m. FIzra
Conant of Warwick 21 Mar. 1770. Nancy, m. Daniel Wilson of Lynn, pub.
8 Nov. 1807. Fanny, m. Alvah Packard 4 Dec. 1820.

Fitzgerald, John, by w. JLargaret, had Edward, b. 22 Mar. 1871 ; Gerald
Dean (or Geraldine), b. 27 Mar. 1874; John, b. 13 Oct. 1877.

2. William, by w. Margaret, had Mary Ann, b. 28 Nov. 1872.

Fitzpatrick, Michael, by w. JNIargaret, had Mercy W., b. 7 May, 1851.

2. William, m. Margaret Buckley 25 Feb. 1865, and had Catherine, b. 29
May 1866; John, b. 18 July 1868; a child b. and d. 9 Feb. 1871; William, b. 19
Ap. 1876; Francis Cornelius, b. 23 June 1879.

Fletcher, Ben.iamix, by w. Lucy, had Marjory, h. 8 Dec. 1759.

Capt. Jonathan, of Barre, m. Mary Sears 1 May 1760. Alpheus, m. Ruth
Heywood 26 Feb. 1797. Polly, m. Caleb Nurse of Barre, pub. 12 Feb. 1809.
Joel W., m. IVLary Ann ISIarsh 28 Ap. 1845.

Forbes, Theodore (prob. s. of Stephen Forbush, named below), by w.
Elizabeth, had Lancy, b. 3 Aug. 1781; Luther, b. 10 Mar. 1787.

2. Daniel, by w. Mary Ann, had Jane It., b. about 1834, m. Samuel W.

Knight of Barre 3 Sep. 1861 ; Oiean Augusta, h. 1.S36, m. Joseph Dud-

]ey,"jr., 31 Dec. 1856; Mary Ellen, b. about 1841, m. Elmer M. Thayer 10
July 1861; Alary, h. 8 Aug. 1844, d. 24 Feb. 1846; Charles, b. 12 June, 1848.



FORBUSH— FOSTER. 377

FoRBUsn, Aaron, othei-wise written Furrowbush.^ perhaps s. of Aaron of
Brlc, m. Sarah Lamson of Ipswich, pub. 1 Dec. 1746, and had here Sarah, b.
25 Feb. 1747-8, ni. Gideon Wheelock 14 Jan. 17 71; Margeri/, b. 28 Nov.
1749, ni. Moses Winchester 9 Mar. 1780; Lucy, b. 20 Sep. 1751, m. Paul
Knowlton of Shrews. 8 Nov. 1769; Aaron, b. 29 May 1753; Martha, b. 14 Dec.
1754, ni. Asa Hull of Montague 12 Oct. 1778; Edna,h. 21 Nov. 1756, m.
Jacob AVhipple 30 Dec. 177 7 ; Moses, b. 15 July 1759 ; Khoda, b. 26 Feb. 1761,
m. Ephraim Hunt, Jr., of Gr. 5 Ap. 1781, and d. here 15 Aug. 1855, a. 94;
Lydia, b. 25 Aug. 1762, m. Noah IMarble 17 Nov. 1785; Susanna, b. 15 Ap.
1764, m. Abel Butterfield 13 Ap. 1785. Aarox the f. d. 10 Aug. 1811, a. 89
or 90; his w. Sarah d. 21 Nov. 1S08, a. 87 or 88,

2. Stkphex, by w. Mary, had Alexander, b. 20 Feb. 1755; Theodore, b. 21
Dec. 1756 (probably the same who is named above as Theodore Forbes) ; Re-
hecca, b. 4 July 1759 ; Asa, b. 25 Dec. 1761 ; Eunice, b. 23 May 1764 ; Sally,
b. 2 Nov. 1766 ; John, h. 1 Ap. 1769; Polly, b. 25 Sep. 1771 ; Kate, b. 20 Mar.
1774; Stephen, b. 12 Oct. 1776. Stephen the f. was a cordwainer, and rem.
from Brk. to Hk. about 1754, and prob. to Wilmington, Vt., about 1779.

3. Aaron, s. of Aaron (1), m. Catherine Rice, 27 Ap. 1774, and had Luke,
b. 9 May 1775 ; Huldah, b. 25 June 1778; Aaron, b. 28 Aug. 1780; Chloe, b.
6 Mar. 1782.

4. Moses, s. of Aaron (1), m. Patty Marble of Pet. 9 Jan. 1785, and had
Moses Wiley, b. 5 Sep. 1785, d. 4 July 1786; Zebina, b. 7 Mar. 1788; Patty,
b. 21 June 1792; Burt, b. 11 July 1800, d. 11 Feb. 1801. Moses the f. d. 28
June ISIO ; his w. Patty d. 6 July 1830, a. 64.

5. Zebina, s. of Moses (4), m. Zeby, dau. of Josiah Manly, 24 Ap. 1811 ;
she d. 27 or 28 July 1849, a. 59, and he m. Hannah Mills of Orange, pub. 1

Feb. 1851. His chil. were: a son, b. , d. 18 Jan. 1813; Cynthia, b. 26

June 1814, m. Chester Gore 12 Nov. 1845; Pattt/, b. about 1817, d. 27 Jan.
1830, a. 12; Polly, b. 16 Feb. 1818; Susan, b. 15 Jan. 1828, m. Charles P.
Clark of Barre 11 Nov. 1853 ; Elizabeth M., b. 8 July 1831 ; and perhaps others.
Zebina the f. d. at Brk. 23 Feb. 1873, a. 85.

Katherine, ra. Moses Whipple 25 May 1758. Patty, m. Micajah John-
son of Shrewsbury, Vt., 31 Dec. 1811. Mrs. Lois, d. 22 Feb. 1867, a. 67.

Foster, Thojias, by w. Elizabeth, had Thomas, b. 18 Aug. 1640, a phy-
sician in Cambridge; John, b. 7 Oct. 1642 ; prob. Increase, b. ; Elizabeth,

b. , ni. Deac. James Frost of Billerica, 22 Jan. 1666-7; Hopestill, b. 26

Mar. 1648, a blacksmith in Woburn, d. 26 May 1679 ; Joseph, b. 28 Mar. 1650,
a farmer and deacon in Billerica, d. 12 Dec. 1721. Thomas the f. res. in
Weymouth as early as 1640, and subsequently in Braintree and Billerica.
He was a blacksmith and the progenitor of a long line of similar artisans. He
was one of the early Anabaptists ; but his postei'ity, for several generations,
were steadfast adherents to the established church. He was selectman six
years, and d. in Billerica 20 Ap. 1682; his w. Elizabeth d. 29 Jan. 1694-5.

2. John, s. of Thomas (1), m. Mary, dau. of Thomas Chillingsworth^ of
Marshfield; she d. 25 Sep. 1702, and he m. Sarah Thomas 30 Dec. 1702.
His chil. were: Elizabeth, b. 24 Sep. 1664, m. William Carver of Marshfield
18 Jan. 1682-3 (he d. 1 Oct. 1760, a. 102, as it is said; she d. —June 1715);
John, b. 12 Oct. 1666, a blacksmith and deacon in Plymouth, d. 24 Dec. 1741 ;

1 This name underwent many transfer- in 1648 and 1652. He had no son to perpet-
mations. In 1660 it was written Farrabas, at uate bis name, yet it appears even to this
Cambridge; at Marlborough it was written day as a Christian name in the posterity of
Farrowbush, in 1G88, and Forbush in 1693 ; some of his daughters, who were Elizabeth,
at Westborough, Forbes, at a latter date. d. unm. 28 Sep. 1685 ; J/e/(e<aJe/, m. Justus
At Hardwiciv it certainly had the two forms, Eames of Marshtield; Mary, m. Deacon
Furrowbush and Forbush, applied to the John Foster; Sarah, m. Samuel Sprague,
same person, and probably Forbes as the the last secretary of Pl3-mouth Colony,
name of another. Thomas the f. d. prob. about March 1G52-

2 JMr. Cliiliingsworth was probably the 3, when administration on his estate was
only male bearing this name in New Eng- granted to his w. Joanna, who m. Thomas
land in the seventeenth century. After a Doggett of Marshfield 17 May, 1G54 and was
short residence in Lynn and Sandwich, he buried 4 Sep. 1684.

settled in Marshfield, and was representative



378 FOSTER.

JosiaJi, b. 7 June 1669, a farmer in Pembroke, d. about 1757; il/an/, b. 13 Sep.
1671, m. Jobn Hatcb of Marshfidd 30 Dec. 1G9G, and d. 3 Ap. 1750; Joseph,
b. about 16 74, res. in Barnstable and Sandwich, d. — Ap. 1750; Sarah, b.
about 1677, d. unm. 7 Ap. 1702; ChUlinqsicorth, b. 11 June 1680; James, b.
22 May 1683, d. 21 July 1683; Thomas, h. about 1685, a farmer, town clerk,
and deacon in Marsbfield, d. 6 Feb. 1758, a. 72 ; Deborah, b. about 1691 , d. unm.
4 Nov. 1732, a. 41. JoHX the f. was a blacksmith, selectman, and deacon in
Marshfield, where he d. 13 June 1732, a. nearly 90; his w. Sarah d. 26 May 1731.

3. CiiiLLiNGSWORTH, s. of John (2), m. Mercy, dau. of John Freeman ^ of
Harwich (now Brewster); she d. 7 July 1720, a. 33, and he m. Susanna, wid.
of Nathaniel Sears, dau. of John Gray; she d. 7 Dec. 1730, and he m. Ruth,
wid. of Samuel Sears, dau. of William Merrick, 7 Dec. 1731. Ilis chil. were :
James, b. 6 Jan. 1705-6; Chillinr/swoiih, b. 25 Dec. 1707, a blacksmith, se-
lectman, representative ten years, justice of the peace, and special justice of
the Court of Common Pleas; he d. in Harwich about 1779 ;■ Mary, b. 5 Jan.
1709-10, m. David Paddock of Yarmouth 12 Oct. 1727; Thomas, b. 15 Mar.
1711-12, m. i\hiry Hopkins, 11 July 1734; Nathan, h. 10 June 1715, m. Sarah
Lincoln 14 June 1739; Isaac, h. 17 June 1718, a blacksmith, res. on the home-
stead, m. Hannah Sears, dau. of his stepmother, 2 Nov. 1738, and d. 10 Sep.
1777; Mercy, b. 30 Mar. 1720, d. 28 Aug. 1720; Mercy, b. 29 July 1722, m.
Isaac Crosby 7 Oct. 1742; Nathaniel, b. 17 Ap. 1725; Jerusha, h. 9 Dec. 1727.
Chillingsworth the f. settled early in that part of Harwich which is now
Brewster. Like his father and grandfather, he was a blacksmith, and trans-
mitted the mysteries of that craft to at least three sons. Like his father also,
he was deacon of the church from 4 July 1731 until he died. He was select-
man nine years, treasurer twenty-five years, town clerk twenty-eight years,
and representative eight years. He d. 22 Dec. 1764; his w. Ruth d. 13 Feb.
1766, a. 82.

4. James, s. of Chillingsworth (3), m. Lydia, dau. of Major Edward Wins-
low of Rochester, 10 July 1729; she d. 7 Jan. 17 70, a. 60, and he m. Phebe
Actil of Berkley, pub. 11 May 17 71. His chil. were Mercy, b. 4 July 1730,
m. Seth Rider of Roch., pub. 2 May 1747; Mary, b. 11 Ap. 1732, m. Col-
Timothy Paige of Hardwick, 24 Oct. 1754, and d.'21 July 1825, a. 93; Chil-
lingsicorth, b. 8 Dec. 1733, m. Margaret Pope of Dartmouth, pub. 29 June
1754, and (2d) Mrs. Sarah Freeman of Roch., pub. 3 Aug. 1794, and d. 3
Mar. 1807; Jajnes, b. 17 Ap. 1735, d. 29 May 1735; Lydia, b. 13 Ap. 1736,
m. Nathaniel Haskell of Hk., pub. 3 Ap. 1757; James, b. 12 Ap. 1737, a black-
smith and deacon in Roch., m. Mary Lewis, pub. 30 Nov. 1755, and d. — Nov.
1829, a. 92; Edward, b. 3 July 1738; Nathan, b. 4 Ap. 1740, d. 28 Oct. 1742;
John, b. 5 Aug. 1742, d. 9 Sep. 1742; Nathan, b. 26 Jan. 1743-4, m. Hannah
Haskell of Hk., 14 Mar. 1765, res. in N. Sal. and afterwards in Wilmington,
Vt. ; John, b. 30 July 1745. James the f. , like many of his ancestors, was a
blacksmith and deacon ; he was also selectman, town clerk, and treasurer. He
res. in Roch. until 1774, when he rem. to Alhol with his son John, and d. about
1788.

5. Edward, s. of James (4), m. Deborah Bangs of Hk., 13 Jan. 1762, and
had Seth, b. 19 Feb. 1764 ; Deborah, b. 16 Oct. 1766 ; Edward, b. 6 Ap. 1769;
James, b. 18 Jan. 1771. Edward the f. rem. from Hk. to that part of Pel-
ham which is now Prescott.

6. Jonx, s. of James (4), m. Rebecca, dau. of Deacon William Paige of Hk.
6 Oct. 1768, and had William, b. 17 Oct. 1769; Lydia. b. 10 Feb. 17 72; John,
b. 3 Sep. 1776; James, h. 22 Sep. 1778, a Universalist clergyman in Onondaga
County, N. Y., and d. at Bridgeport in the winter of LS54-5, a. 76; Ehmezer,
b. 19 Oct. 1780; Shadrach, b. 20 Mar. 1783 ; Aikens, b. 7 Feb. 1788; Rebecca,
b. 24 Feb. 1791. John the f. rem. from Roch. to Athol in 1774, and after
1791 to Barnard, Vt.

1 John Freeman (b. Dec. 1051, d. 27 July, Thomas Prence (d. 29 Mar. 107.3, a. 73), by

1721), fatlier of Mrs. ISIercy Foster, was son liis w. Patience (d. 1034), wlio was dau. of

of Major Jolin Freeman of Eastham (d. 28 Elder William Brewster, of blessed mem-

Oct. 1719, a. 97), by liis w. Mercy (d. 28 Sep. ory.
1711, a. 80), who was daughter of Governor



FOSTER — FREEMAN. 379

[For a more full account of the descendants of Thomas Foster (1), see iV.
E. Hist, and Gen. Begister, xxvi. 394.]

7. JoHX, parentage not ascertained, by w. Eunice, had Jonathan, b. 18 Aug.
1740. He apparently rem. to Hk. from Grafton, and was selectman and town
clerk in 1740 and 1741; he seems to iiave returned to Grafton, and the va-
cancies in office were filled 23 Nov. 1741; but he bought land again in Hk. 9
Sep. 1742, and is described as of Hk. in the inventory of his estate 27 Feb.
1745-6, which estate was divided, 4 Aug. 1751, between his chil. Joseph, John,
Jacob, Jonathan, Abigail, and Lj/dia.

8. Emory B., by w. Adeline, had George Emory, b. 27 Oct. 1842; Frederick,
b. 21 Aug. 1844, d. unm. 16 July 1877; William Alfred, b. 1 Mar. 1849. Em-
ory B. the f., assessor 1858, and deacon 1841, formerly res. in Petersham.

Joseph, prob. s. of John (7), m. Susanna Roberts of Brk., pub. 9 Feb.
1751-2. Abigail, prob. dau. of John (7), m. Jacob Pepper of N. Br. 28 Feb.
1754. Susanna, of Ware, m. Jacob Lawton, pub. 16 Nov. 1777. William,
of Barnard, Vt., prob. s. of John (6), m. Polly Paige, pub. 10 Oct. 1793.
Jedediah, of Wilmington, Vt., m. Mrs. Tamasen Billings 12 Nov. 1804.
Lewis, of Palmyra, N. Y., ra. Hannah Carpenter, pub. 24 Sep. 1827.

Freeman, Edmund, of Lynn in 1635, was one of the grantees of Sand-
wich 3 Ap. 1637, where he d. in 1682, at the supposed age of 92. By w.
Elizabeth he had .4//cc, m. Deac. William Paddy 24 Nov. 1639; Edmund;



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