Lucius R. (Lucius Robinson) Paige.

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1 In the division of Deacon Newton's beth, wife of Silas "Warren, apparently the
estate, 1755, a share was assigned to Eliza- eldest daughter.



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1737, d. younfr; John, b. 15 Feb. 1730, d. youno: ; Rachel, b. 21 Feb. 1741 ;
Lydia, b. 22 May 1743; Peter, h. 9 Oct. 1745, d. 29 July 1751 ; Joxiah, h. 9
May 1748. JosiAH the f., born in Marl, was a tanner, and was elected deacon
of the church 8 Jane 1738. In 1737 he bourrht for £377, "six tenths of one
whole share that is already lotted out, or to be lotted out ; there lieins; twelve
shares or whole proprietors," in Lanibstown, now Hlc; out of which property
he save farms to his sons Silas and Timnth//. He d. 9 Feb. 1755, a. altout 6 7,
leavintT what was then a large estate, valued at £1,282. 4.'?. 7d. ; his w. Ruhamah
survived.

2. Silas, s. of Josiah (1), m. Mercy, dau. of Deac. John Freeman, 9 Nov.
1749, and had Lemuel, b. 16 Feb. 1750-1 ; Stephen, h. 28 June 1754; Susan7ia,
b. 7 Auo;. 1761, m. Frederick "Wicker 24 June 1784. Silas the f. was a farmer,
and prob. res. near the road to Enlleld, about three and a half miles from the
Common, at the place marked " S. Newton" on the R. Map. He was clerk'
of a company in the French War, 1757. He d. 7 Dec. 1763, at the early age
of 39; his w. Mercy m. Leonard Robinson of Bennington 13 Mar. 1766 (and
had son Samuel Leonard Robinson, b. 1767, d. here 18 Jan. 1863, a. nearly
96) ; she found her second marriage relation unpleasant, and ret. to Hk., res.
with her s. Lemuel, and d. 24 Nov." 1814, a. 82.

3. Timothy, s. of Josiah (1), m. Sarah, dau. of Capt. Constant Merrick, 5
July 1751, and had John, b. 12 Aug. 1753; Timothy, h. 1 Sep. 1755; Elizabeth,
b. 26 Nov. 175 7, m. Thomas Martin Wright 19 Dec. 17 76; Gideon, b. 6 June
1760; Sarah, b. 11 Mar. 1763, m. Asa Brigham of Barnard, Vt., 25 Dec. 1783
(these five chil. rem. to Barnard); SiUu, b. 11 Feb. 1766; Josiah, b. 21 Sep.
1768; Chloe, b. 15 Nov. 1771, m. Samuel Chamberlin of Pet. 15 Jan. 1804.
Timothy the f. was a farmer, and res. on the road to Barre, at the phice
marked "Mr. Lincoln" on the R. Map. He was clerk of Capt. M;indell's
company in the French War, 1756, and afterwards ensign ; he was also select-
man three years, and d. 10 July 1811, a. 83; his w. Sarah d. 23 Nov. 1803,

a. 71.

4. Lemuel, s. of Silas (2), m. Chloe Hitchcock 12 June 1777; no record is
found of the birth of his children; but some of their names are gleaned from
other sources; Bi-tsejj, b. about 1778, d. unm. 23 Ap. 1854, a. 76; Tabitha, b.
about 1780, m. Ephraim Bassettl9 Jan. 1804, d. at Enf. 24 Ap. 1865, a. nearly

85; prob. Prudence, b. , m. Aaron Day of Sutton, 19 Jan. 1797; jwob.

Locsena (fyucina?), h. , m. Lemuel Cobb, Jr., 2 .June 1803; Chloe, h.

1785, d. 7 Feb. 1796, a. 10 years and 2 months ; Silas, b. about 1788; Anson,

b. 1793, d. 10 Feb. 1796, a. nearly 3. Lemuel the f. was a farmer, res.

on the supposed homestead, and d. 22 Oct. 1837, a. 86; his w. Chloe d. 26 Nov.
1843, a. 92.

5. John, s. of Timothy (3), m. Lydia, dau. of Thomas Freeman, 15 Jan.
17 78, rem. with him to Barnard, Vt., at the commencement of the settlement
of that town, was taken prisoner, 9 Aug. 1780, by the Indians, and carried to
Canada, where he was detained until the next spring, when he escaped and re-
turned to his family, after suffering great hardship. His chil. were Polly, b. 9
Oct. 1778, d. 19 Oct. 1790; Timothy, h. 26 Jan. 1780; Sally, b. 14 Nov. 1781;
Joh7i, b. 18 Aug. 1783; Asa, b. 27 Aug. 1785; Nancy, b. 5 July 1788; Phehe,

b. 18 Feb. 1790; Hannah, prob. b. 1792, d. 29 Aug. 1795; Polly, b. 12

Ap. 1794 ; Lydia, b. 6 June 1796. John the f. prob. m. for second wife widow
Hannah Kenney 25 Nov. 1813, and was living in 1824.

6. Timothy, s. of Timothv (3), settled in Barnard, where, by w. Nabby, he
had /o.s-/oA, b. 5 Mar. 1784; Earl, b. 6 Mar. 1787; Luthera, b. 27 Oct. 1791.

7. Gideon, s. of Timothy (3), settled in Barnard, where he m. Betsey
Spooner 11 Oct. 1787, and'had Fanny, b. 28 Oct. 1788; Anson, h. 9 Nov.
1790.

8. Silas, s. of Timothy (3), m. Naomi, dau. of Eliphalet "Washburn, 9 Ap.
1789, and had Gardner,'h. 9 Oct. 1789; Lucetta, b. 2 Jan. 1792, m. Simeon
Knowles 14 Mar. 1814; Clarinda, b. 11 Sep. 1794, d. unm. 9 Feb. 1865; Laura,
b. 3 Feb. 1796, m. Orsamus Hunt 7 Jan. 1821; Rufus Washburn, h. 27 Mar.
1798, a carpenter, d. in Wore. 18 Sep. 1861 ; Merrick, b. 21 May 1801 ; Caro-



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line, h. 23 Oct. 1803; Silas Wesson, b. 29 Dec. 1805; John Cah-ln,h. 19 Aug.
1810, and settled in Worcester. Silas the f. was a farmer, and for some
years after the deatli of Mr. Mead was the principal orave-digfrer. He res. on
the homestead until 1817, and afterwards about a hundred rods farther east-
ward, at the i)lace marked " S. Newton " on the R. Map. He d. 19 or 21 Oct.
1847, a. 81; his w. Naomi d. li> Mar. 1850, a. 79.

9. JosiAii, s. of Timothy (3). m. Philena, dan. of Capt. Benjamin Cox of
Barnard, pub. 29 Nov. 1792, and had Franklin, b. 19 Oct. 1796 ; Lurenza, b.
20 Feb. 1799; Warren, h. 3 Oct. 1801, d. at Petersham 2 July 1878 ; Philena,
b. 9 Jan. 1809. Josiaii the f. res. on the easterly part of the homestead, at
the place marked " J. Knowlton " on the R. Map; but at some time after 1809
rem. to Petersham, where he d. 5 JNIay 18.58, a. nearly 90.

10. Sn.AS, s. of Lemuel (4), m. Bathsheba C, dau. of Eleazar Dexter, 21
June 1810, and had Elvira Augusta, bap. 27 Oct. 1811, d. 28 Dec. 1812;
Stephen Dexter, bap. 14 Ap. 1814, d. 12 Sep. 1837; Benjamin D., b. about
1816, d. 7 Nov. 1837, a. 21 ; Susanna Freeman, bap. 29 Oct. 1819, m. Calvin
H. Bassett of Eiif. 6 Dec. 1854; Ellvira A., bap. 12 Mav 1822, m. James F.
Giffin of Ware, 12 Dec. 1848; Stephen E., b. about 1826. ' Silas the f. res. on
the homestead, and d. 22 Feb 1873, a. nearly 85 ; his vv. Bathsheba d. 29 Sep.
1855, a. 66.

11. Gakdnkr, s. of Silas (8), m. Charity W\, dau. of Eleazer Dexter, pub.
17 Sep. 1827, and had Luke, b. 12 Sep. 1829, d. 3 Sep. 1858 ; John, b. 28 Mar,
1833, d. 5 ]\Iar. 1866; Charles, b. 28 Mar. 1837, m. Mary D. Sturtevant 14
Mar. 1861, d. in Pelh. 9 Ap. 1862, and was buried in Hk.; his w. iMarv D.m.
John S. Kelmer, pub. 5 Oct. 1863. Gardner the f. d. 23 Mar. 1864. '

12. Stephex E., s. of Silas (10), m. Thirza L. Peirce 27 Dec. 1849, and

had Amy Leuina, b. 6 June 1851, m. Richardson, and d. 20 July 1881;

EoUln A, b. 1857, m. Leora A. Johnson 3 Mar. 1881 ; still-born child,

25 Sep. 1854; William Arthur, b. 14 July 1859; Lewis Edgar, b. 25 Auo-.
1867,

13. William Arthur, s. of Stephen E. (12), m. Eliza A. Giffin 8 Dec.
1875, and had Eihelle Elcira, b. 18 June 1876. If the dates be correct, he was
married l)efore he was seventeen years old.

14. Oliver, parentage not ascertained, by w. Elizabeth, had Electa, bap.
12 Nov. 1775.

15. Reuben (then of Pet.), m. Hannah Freeman 18 Feb. 1800; she d. 17

Jan. 1812, a. 33, and he m. Prudence ; his chil. b. here were a child who

d. 25 Sep. 1802; William, b. about 1812. d. 9 Awr. 1818, a. 6; Elijah C, b.
about 1815. Reuben the f. d. 12 Aug. 1817, a. 38.

16. Elijah C, s. of Reuben (15), m. Harriet Stedman 16 Nov. 1848, and
had All/ert Eastman, b. 20 Nov. 1851; Samuel Elijah, b. 3 June 1856, d. 18
May 1857; Freddie Lincoln, b, 25 July 1860, d. 17 Aug. 1862; Harriet Jane,
b. 19 June 1863, m. Dwioht F. Howard 15 Jan. 1883.

17. Ephraim, by w. Polly, had Marg S., b. about 1821, m. Almon Snow 31
Dec. 1845; Harmon, b. about 1831, a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, d.
at Washington, D. C, 18 Sep. 1864, a. 33.

Zachariaii, in. Hannah Goodnow, pub. 25 Nov. 1766. Hannah E., m.
Ebenezer T. Fox, 29 June 1834. Polly M., m. Horace Barnes of Gr., pub.
7 Mar. 1837. Elizabeth, widow of Davis Newton, d. 1 Jan. 1837, a. 81.

Neylon, Michael, m. Johanna Carney, pub. 3 Ap. 1864. and had Marga-
ret, b. 22 Dec. 1866; John D., b. 7 Dec. 1868; William, b. 5 Feb. 1871 ; Joseph,
b. 18 Jan. 1873; Francis Martin, b. 22 Jan, 1877; Michael Edward, b. 23
June 1880.

2. John, m. Catherine Hogan of Springf., pub. 27 Dec. 1867, and had Mi-
chael Joseph, b. 12 Dec. LSG.S.

Nichols, Jacob, by w. Elizabeth, had Joseph, bap. 23 !Mar. 1 739-40 ; Ben-
jamin, bap. 20 Dec. 1741; Jesse, bap. 27 Nov, 1743; Elijah, bap. 5 Mar.
1748-9.

2. Jacob, by w. Almira, had Eda Bell, b. — Mar. 1872 ; Walter J., b. 2
Jan, 1876, d. 16 Ap. 1876.



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Timothy, m. Joanna Dean 13 Jan. 1774. Susanna, w. of Jolin, d. 9 Oct.
179G, a. 19. Stkphen, d. 24 Sep. 1879, a. nearly 90.

Noituis. Richard, by. w. , had John, b. ; Patrick, b. . Rich-
ard the f. d. 28 Au<r. 1879, a. 70.

2. John, s. of Richard (1), ni. Mary Flynn, pub. 17 Dec. 1864, and had
Richard, b. 8 Jan. 18fiG; Mary S., h. 24 Jan. 1867.

3. Patrick, s. of Richard (1), m. Bridget Sullivan 1 Jan. 1870, and had
Richard E., b. 20 Jan. 1880.

Nurse, Caleb, of Barre, m. Polly Fletcher, pub. 12 Feb. 1809.

Benjamin, d. 5 Nov. 1812, a. 81; and his w. Lucy, d. 14 Oct. 1809, a.
70.

Nye, Benjamin, was in Sandwich as early as 1637, m. Catherine Tiipper
19 Oct. 1640, and had John; Ebenezer ; Jonathan, b. 29 Nov. 1649; Mercy,
b. 16.52; Ccdeb ; Mary; Benjamin; Timothy.

2. Jonathan, s. of Benjamin (i), m. Hannah ■, by whom he had two

chil., and (2d) Patience Burgess, by whom he had nine chil., one of whom was
Jonathan, b. — Nov. 1Q91.

3. Caleb, s. of Benjamin (1), by w. Elizabeth, had Elizabeth and Hannah,
twins, b. 1697; and prob. Caleb.

4. Jonathan, s. of Jonathan (2), m. Deborah Blackwell 7 Feb. 1723 ; she

d. , and he m. Remember or Remembrance , who survived him. His

chil. were Thomas, b. — — 1726; Hannah, b. 1728; Jonathan, b. 23 Ap.

1731 ; Joshua, b. -^ 1733.1 Jonathan the f. rem. to Hardwick about 1762.

He prob. d. in 1770, as his will, dated 1 June 1761, at Sandwich, was proved
as the last will of Jonathan Nve of Hardwick, 18 Sep. 1770.

5. Caleb, prob. s. of Caleb (3). m. Hannah Bodfish and had, at Sandwich,
Silas, b. 27 Dec. 1732; Joseph and Benjamin, twins, b. 18 Ap. 1735. He had
also Simeon, Caleb, Ebenezer, Hannah (who m. Benjamin Robinson 3 Nov.
1768), Azuhah (whom. Jonathan Glazier 23 June 17 74), and Prince, h. about
1752. Caleb the f. rem. from Sandwich to Hardwick, and prob. res. about
a mile northerly frbm the Old Furnace, at the place marked " M. Nye " on the
R. Map. His will, dated at Hk. 13 Dec. 1775, and proved 5 June 1787,
names w. Hannah (who d. 7 Mar. 1779, a. 68), and the nine children before
mentioned; and the homestead was bequeatlied to his son Prince. His w. Han-
nah d. 7 j\Iar. 1779, a. 68, and he added a codicil to his will, 7 June 1781, dis-
tributing; several articles of furniture inherited from his "honored mother-in-
law, Lydia Bodfish of Sandwich."

6. Jonathan, s. of Jonathan (4), m. Rebecca, dau. of William Freeman of
Sandwich, 18 Mar. 1756 (she was sister of Thomas Freeman and of Joanna,
w. of Nathaniel Paige, both of whom res. in Hk.). His chil. born here were
Olioer, bap. 4 Ap. 1762; Mary, bap. 5 Aug. 1764, m. Nathaniel Johnson, Jr.,
5 Sep. 1783; Hannah, bap. 12 Oct. 1766, m. Silas Johnson, Ji'., 15 Dec. 1785;
Rebecca, bap. 28 Jan. 17 70; Jonathan, b. 12 Feb. 1773; Thomas, b. 13 Aug.
1776 ; and perhaps he had one or more others before he left Sandwich; about
1762.

7. Joshua, s. of Jonatlian (4), by w. , had Lydia, bap. 18 May 1766;

Sarah, bap. 17 Ap. 1768; Joshua, bap. 26 Jan. 1770.

8. Silas, s. of Caleb (5), m. Patience, dau. of Nathan Carpenter, 27 Nov.
1766, and had Sarah, h. 13 Jan. 1768; Hannah, b. 22 Nov. 1769. No further
trace fouiul.

9. Joseph, s. of Caleb (5), m. Thankful , who d. 19 Feb. 1768, in

childbed, and he m. Patience, dau. of James Robinson, pub. 14 Ap. 1771. His
chil. were Ccdeb, b. 27 Sep. 1758, d. 8 Oct. 1758; Jemima, b. 28 Sep. 1759, m.
Gamaliel Ellis 21 Feb. 1782; Meribcdi, b. 27 Oct. 1761, m. Stephen Chandler
23 May 1782; Thankful, b. 10 Feb. 1764, ni. William Davis 5 July 1787; Mary,
b. 18 Jan. 1766, d. 21 Feb. 1767 ; Joseph, b. 5 Feb. 1768; also, by second wife,
and named in his will, dated 14 May 1806, Elizabeth, b. , m. Levi Robin-
son of Barre 20 Sep. 1798; Mary, b. about 1773, m. William Woods 15 Nov.

1 Tlie early residence of this family was names and dates, I am indebted to the Rev.
in Sandwich, and, thus far, for most of the Frederick Freeman of that town.



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1798, and d. at Pelham 19 Feb. 1855, a. 81; Hannah, m, William Merrick 15
Nov. 1798, who d. early in 1803, and she m. Aldrich Worley of Boston, pub.

8 July 1805; Stephen, b. about 1778; Lucinda. b. , ui. Delano Witherell 10

July 1804, and d. before the date of her father's will, 14 May 1806; Zenas,
h.- — . JosKPU the f. d. 21 May 1806, a. 71.

10. SiMKOX, s. of Caleb (5), by w. Alice, had Bathsheha, h. 10 Dec. 1769,
m. Elijah Robinson of Barre, pub. 31 May 1786, and d. 21 Oct. 1843; Alice,
b. 1 1 Oct. 1771, m. Francis Jenks 28 July 1793; John Rurjgles, b. 27 June
1776" Hannah, b. 10 July 1779 ; Keziah, b. 27 Mav 1784, m. Isaac Atwood, and
d. <» Oct. 1861.

11. Caleb, s. of Caleb (5), m. Abigail Goodspeed of Barnstable, pub. 24
Mar. 1771. No record of children. They res. in a house which formerly stood
on the easterly road to Gilbertville, about half a mile southerly from the Com-
mon, between the places marked " O. Trow " and " J. Mann " on the R. Map.
I suppose he lacked energy, as he and his wife in their ohl age were dependent;
but 1 never heard aught against their moral character; on the contrary, they
■were " Uncle Caleb" and " Aunt Nabby " to all the neighborhood. Person-
ally, I cherish an affectionate memory of them for their kindness to me in my
childhood, when I so often resorted to their fireside to warm myself, being
chilled and nearly frozen on my way to and from school. INIr. Nye d. 15 Oct.
1811, a. 69.

12. Ebenezer, s. of Caleb (5), res. in Oakham, and executed a will 5 July
1793, which was proved 3 Sep. 1793 ; legacies were devised to his wife, and to
chil. Crocker ; Temperance, w. of Jonathan Richardson; Lucretia, w. of Alpheus
Stone; J\Iary, w. of Bowman Chaddock; Timothy ; Meletiah, w. of Calvin Chad-
dock; Achsah ; Salmon ; John.

13. Prixce, s. of Caleb (5), m. Dinah Joslyn 15 Dec. 1774. No record is
found of the birth of their children; but from other records and from his will

the following names and dates are gleaned: Anna, h. , m. Jonathan

Makepeace 10 July 1799; Rufus, b. about 1778; Joseph, b. ; Martin, b.

; Marshall, b. about 1787; Frances, b. about 1790, d. unm. 14 Ap. 1820, a.

30; Sewall, b. about 1792, d. 13 Nov. 1816, a. 24; Francis. Prixck the f. was
a farmer, and inherited the homestead. He was selectman twelve years, be-
tween 1793 and 1810. He was very corpulent, and d. suddenly 24 July 1812,
a. 59; his w. Dinah d. 9 July 1842, a. 87.

14. Stepiiex, s. of Jose])h (9), ra. Lois, dau. of Nathaniel Merrick, 10 Jan.

1802, and had Sarah Ellis Howe, b. 13 Jan. 1803, m. Holbrook, and d. at

Holden 23 Dec. 1870 ; Elmira Mary Blackmore, b. 4 Dec. 1805. Siephex the
f. d. 28 Jan. 1807, a. nearly 29; his w. Lois survived.

15. Joiix RuGGLES, s. of Simeon (10), m. , and had a cliild b. ,

1802, d. U June 1803, a. 1 year and 3 months. He jirob. rem. early to Barre,
•wlrtire he d. 12 Ap. 1852.

16. Rufus, s. of Prince (13), m. Betsey Edson of Oakham, pub. 4 Jan.

1801, and had Cahin Edson, b. ; Hosea IV., h. 1804; Lydia. Rufus

the f. d. 15 May 1806, a 28; his w. Betsey m. John Bruce of Sj)riugf. 19 May
1813.

17. JosEinr, prob. s. of Prince (13), m. INIary Robinson, pub. 10 Mar. 1805,
and had a child d. 2 Feb. 1806, a. 3 months; a child d. 7 Feb. 1807, a. 2
■weeks.

18. Mausiiall, s. of Prince (13), m. Polly Whittemore, pub. 29 Nov. 1813,
and had Persis Maria, b. 10 Nov. 1816, m. Thomas R. Greene of Bel. 9 May
1844, and d. 16 Mar. 1848; Susan, h. I Mar. 1818, m. "William W. Dunl)ar of
Rochester, N. Y., 26 May 1846; Ann Makepeace, b. 22 iMay 1820, m. John D.
Dunbar of W. Brk. 26 Dec. 1.S44; Marshall Prince, h. 6 Nov. 1822, m. Sarah
J'., dau. of Apollos Fay, 16 Nov. 1848; she d. 13 Sep. 1851, a. 24, and he m.
Emily Ann, (hvu. of Hosea W. Nye, 9 Nov. 1852; he res. in Boston; Seicall, b.
5 Jan. 1832, m. Mary A. Pike of Pet., pub. 6 Ap. 1855, and res. in Boston.
]\Iaksiiali. the f. was a farmer and inherited the homestead ; he ■ivas select-
man in 1832, and d. 2 INIar. 1860; his w. Polly rem. to Boston.

19. Hosea W., s. of Rufus (16), by w. Emily , had Emily Ann, b.



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about 18-29, m. IMarshall P. Nye, as above, 9 Nov. 1852; Sarah Elizahetli, b.
about 1.S3.S, ni. Rufus J. Peirce of N. Br. 16 Ap. 1860; Charles Barllett, b. 3
Aug. 1844; a dau. b. 23 Feb. 1846 ; Henry H., b. 1 Ap. 1848, d. at Auburn 3
Sep. 1865; Llsette Frances, b. 23 May 1850. Hosea W. the f. d. at Wore. 14
Aug. 1874.

20. Samuel, parentage not ascertained, m. Lydia ; she d. 30 June 1756,

and he ni. Mehetabel, widow of Cornelius Cannon, 16 Nov. 1756. His chil.
were Ebenezer ; Susanna ; Ann; all bap. 16 Sep. 1750; Lydia, bap. 16 Sep.
1750, m. Lot Wiutcomb Dee. 1762; Deborah, bap. 16 Sep. 1750, m. Joseph
Chamberlin of Pet. 18 Ap. 1776; Jahez, b. 13 June 1749, prob. d. young;
Ichabod, b. 28 Mar. 1753; Joseph, b. 28 i\Iar. 1755.

21. Spexckr, parentage not ascertained, by w. Sarah B., had Harry Spencer,
b. 11 Ap. 1870.

Joseph, m. Sarah Bradish, 27 Dec. 1764; Isaac, m, Hannah Walker 29
Nov. 1770; Mary, ui. Jonathan Orcutt of Shutes. 17 Aug. 1779. William,
m. Molly Purington 26 Dec. 1782. Martha P., of Barre, m. Elijah Amidon,
pub. 18 May 18r8. Harriet, of Springf., m. Thomas Hale, pub. 12 Sep. 1848.
Alpheus S., of Dana, m. Evelyn Sturtevant, pub. 3 Ap. 1854. Charles, d.
14 June 1803, a. 16. Harriet, d. 5 Oct. 1810, a. 15. Bathsheba, widow
of Benjamin of Barre, d. 26 July 1865, a. 96.

Oakes, Eleaxor, m. John Jenkins of Ware, pub. 4 Dec. 1785. Calvin,
ni. Polly Carey of Ware 26 July 1787. Nabby, m. Levi Town of Gr. 8 Mar.
1790. John, m. Polly Marsh, pub. 14 July 1793. Lorinda, of N. Sal., m.
Luman Chase, pub. 27 Ap. 1854.

Oliver, Daniel, s. of Lieutenant-Governor Andrew Oliver, b. about 1744,
grad. H. C. 1762, rem, from Boston to Hk. soon after 19 May 1767, when he
bought of Caleb Benjamin, for £600, a farm of 177 acres, near the Old Fur-
nace, at the place marked " E. Trow " on the 11. Map, together with five acres
in N. Br., five eighths of a saw-mill and utensils, and a pew in the meeting-
house " between the pew of Timothy Riiggles, Esq., and Nathaniel Whitcomb."
He was a barrister at law, and probably established himself here under the
auspices of General Kuggles, to whose fortunes he constantly adhered. He
■was active in town affairs, and was representative in 1770. At the com-
mencement of hostilities in the Revolution, he left town, and his estate was
confiscated. He d. at Ashstead, Warwickshire, Eng., 6 May 1826, a. 82. No
record is found of wife or chil. here.

2. William, of Middleborough, " gentleman," perhaps s. of Chief Justice
Peter Oliver, and, if so, cousin of Daniel (1), bought of Thomas Freeman 68
acres of land, formerly the homestead of Doctor Jedediah Rice, about midway
between the places marked "M. Mandell " and " A. Ruggles," on the R. Map.
This estate, which he purchased 12 Sep. 1767, he sold to Joseph Washburn 3
July 17 7U. He m. Sarah Fuller of Middleborough, pub. 25 Feb. 1770, and
prob. left town before the end of that year.

3. Thomas, a negro, perhai)s brought here by Daniel (1), or William (2),
as a hired servant, or possiljly as a slave, d. 15 Oct. 1820, a. 71. No further
trace of him a})pears on record.

4. Nathaniel, prob. s. of Thomas (3), m. Lucia Bridges of N. Br., pub.
28 Dec. 1812; m. (2d) Esther Green of N. Br., pub, 24 July 1830; m. (3d)
Mrs. Mary Freeman, "coloi-ed," 26 Ap. 1843; and d. 12 Feb. 1851, a. 74,
He res. many years on the Petersham road, at the place marked " L. P." on
the R. INIap, Nathaniel 2d, wdio m, Mary H, Saunders of Boston, pub. 18
Dec. 1846, was perhaps his son.

Elizabeth, m. Peter Newport of Hatfield, pub, 23 May 1779. Simox, of
Barre, m. Mary Morgan 24 July 1785. Susanna, m. Timothy Paine, "col-
ored," of Boston, puo. 24 Ap. 1822. Judith, m. Luther Barber of Hartford,
Conn., 25 Ap. 1824.

Olmstead, Jabez, of Brookfield, m. Thankful, dau, of Thomas Barnes, and
had TluinLful, b, 15 Feb, 1712-13, perhaps the same who m, Joseph Mac-
mitchell 21 Jan. 1756; Jeremiah, b. 6 Jan. 1714-15; Israel, b. 24 Mar, 1716;
Hannah, b. 22 Ap. 1718, m. Judah Marsh 4 Nov. 1736; Martha, b. 16 Sep.



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1721, m. Thomas Hammond 21 Aug. 1741; Dorcas, b. 15 Ap. 1724, m. Benoni
Walcott 13 Ocr. 1 741 ; Sanih, b. 24 May 1 72(5, m. Ephraim Mai\4i 8 Oct. 1 741 ;
Silence, b. 30 Oct. 1728; Ahigail, b. 24'Mar. 1731 ; Prudence, h. 28 Oct. 1733;
Moses, h. 29 Jan. 1736. All these births and marriages are recorded in Brook-
field. Jahkz the f. is supposed to have removed into the territory which after-
wards became a part of Ware about 1729, "and to have made the first per-
manent settlement " there, and erected a house in tlie village, near the present
location of the Bank, which was standing in 1821. " IVadition represents
Capt. Olmstead to have been a man of great shi-ewdness and energy, and that
Indian blood ran in his veins. He was a mighty hunter, and is said to have
been an officer in the expedition against Louisbourg, upon the island of Cape
Breton, in 1745." ^

2. Israel, s. of Jabez (1), m. Sarah Banister 12 May 1737; she d. ,

and he m. Anna Safford 25 Nov. 1756. Two of his chil. were bap. here, —
Joseph, 28 Ap. 1751; Israel, 4 June 1758. Israel the f. was a soldier in the
French War, and prob. rem. to Warwick about 1761.

3. jNIoses, s. of Jabez (1), by w. Abigail, had Jabez, b. 4 June 17G0; Moses,
b. 20 June 1762.

OucuTT, Almon M., m. Mary Ann, dau. of Theophilus Knight, 16 Oct.
1850, and had Lucretin W,, b. 31 Dec. 1851, m. Charles J. Kellogg of Orange
20 Jan. 1874; Ejfie Miner, b. 11 Dec. 1853, d. 24 May 1857; Itobert Bliss, h.
27 Mar. 1861, d. 31 July 1862; Emeline Bahcuck, b. 9 Jan. 1863; May Mitchell,
b. 25 Nov. 1870. Almon M. the f. was b. in Cumuiiugton, and established
himself here, as a physician, soon after the death of Dr. Joseph Stone in 1849;
he still continues in a very successful practice. He was town clerk in 1858,
representative in 1874, and has served the town several years as treasurer, col-
lector, and a member of the school committee. He res. near the south end of
the Common.

Jonathan, of Shutesbury, m. Mary Nye 17 Aug. 1779, Sophia, of Tem-
pleton, m. Charles C. Chamberlain, pub. 21 Aug. 1808. Claudius B., of Amh.,
m. Mary G. Ellis 5 Nov. 1839. Widow Alice, of Athol, d. 8 Aug. 1842,

a. 70. -

OsBORX, Levi G., m. Candace Rawson of Orange, pub. 4 Feb. 1847, and
had Levi Arthur, b. 31 Aug. 1859.

Polly, m. Benjamin Sunnier 10 Oct. 1816.

Packard, Eleazar, had w. Mercy, who was adm. to the church, by letter,

3 July 1768; she d. , and he m. Mary Woodbury 9 June 1769. Two of

his chil. were Daniel, bap. 28 July 1765 ; Merci/, bap. 31 Oct. 1768.

JjEAH, of Bel., m. ApoUos Snow, pub. 14 July 1794. Alvah, m. Fanny
Fisk 4 Dec. 1820.

Paddleford, Jonathan (otherwise written Paddlefoot, Padlefoote, Padl-
foote, and recently Padelford), m. Mary Blanford 5 Oct. 1652, and had Jona-
than, b. 6 July, and d. 29 Oct. 1653; Mary, b. 22 Aug. 1654; Jonathan, b. 13
Aug. 1656; Zechariah, b. 16 Dec. 1657, d. in Framingham 7 July 1737; Echcard,

b. 14 June 1660, "slayn in the wars." Jonathan the f. res. in Cambridge,
and d. in 1661 ; his w. ^lary m. Thomas Eames, rem. to Sudbury, and thence
to Framingham, where she had five chil., and was killed by the Indians 1 Feb.
1675-6.

2. Joxath.\n, s. of Jonathan (1), m. Hannah Flint of Braintree, had only
child Jonathan, b. at Br. 1679 ; he afterwards rem. to Taunton, and d. there in
1710.

3. Jonathan, s. of Jonathan (2), res. in Taunton, where, by w. Hannah,

he had Jonathan, b. 1 708, d. 1750; Zechariah, b. 1710, d.

1765; Edward, b. 1712, d. 1800; Hannah, b. 1715; John, b.

1720, d. 1758; Philip, b. 1722; Peley, b. 1728, d.

1812; Judith, b. 1730; Sarah, b. 1732; Ahiyail, b. 1734.

• 4. John, s. of Jonathan (3), res. in Taunton, and by w. Jemima had John,
b. 1748 ; Seth, b. ■ 1751 ; Jemima, b. 1755, m. Hewitt.

1 Hyde's Address, delivei'ed at the Opening of the New Town Hall, Ware, Mass., March
31, 1847, pp. 40, 47.



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5. JoHX, s. of John (4), m. Bathsheba, dau. of Dr. Tobey of New Bedford,
and had Sophia, b. 22 Feb. 1770, ni. Benjamin Cooper; John, b. G Aug. 1771

(by w. ]\Iary had six sons, of whom the youngest, Seth, b. 1807, was a

merchant in Providence, Governor of Rhode Island, and d. 26 Aug. 1878;
Elisha, b. 19 Dec. 1772, '' left his widowed mother, a poor boy, to seek his living;



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