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f., a farmer, res. on the Dexter farm.

10. Joseph W., ni. Harriet, dau. of ApoUos Fay, 23 May 1844, and had

1 MS. Letter from Hon. Robert S. Hale.



456 POWERS — PRATT.

SaraJi Harriet, b. 7 Oct. 1851; Jn.<;>'pJi Fa>/, b. 6 Aug. 1854, d. 15 Sep. 186G;
E/ln Ilwhnn, b. 24 Mar. 1858. Joseph W. the f. res. on the turnpike several
year.*, at the place marked " A. Fay " on the R. Map, and afterwards rem. to
Worcester.

Sarah, m. Nathan Carpenter 8 June 17.38. Axprew, m. Lois Emmons
27 Oct. 1740. Haxxah, of Littleton, m. Thomas Farr, pub. 5 Aug. 1758.
Anna, of Gr., m. Philip Holmes, pub. 22 Nov. 1772. Exk (Achsali ?), of
Gr., m. John Thayer, pub. 5 Nov. 1 780. Olive, m. Epbraim Ruggles 20 ]\lar.
1783. Ann, of Brimf., m. John Davenport Cox, pub. 17 July 1786. Jere-
miah 3d, of Gr., m. Lydia Haskell, pub. 24 Dec. 1788. Eunice, of Gr. (dau.
of Col. Thomas), m. William Walker, pub. 5 Sep. 1804. Chester, of War-
ren, m. Eunice Haskell 15 Oct. 1805, and (2d) Joanna Haskell 1 Sep. 1830.
Betsey, m. Charles Spooner of Pet. 4 June 1818. Mrs. Lucy, of Gr., m.
Scotto Berry, pub. 22 ]\Liy 1826, and d. 21 Nov. 1872, a. 90, lacking 21 days.
Louisa, m. Edward Dexter 6 June 1842. Hiram, m. Urania White of
Barre, pub. 4 Nov. 1843. Angela, ni. Windsor Gleason of Pet., pub. 4 July
1850. Arathusa C, m. Austin Gould 16 Oct. 1851. Julia A., m. Alfred
Robinson of Fitcbburg, pub. 27 July 1852. Jonathan, d. 4 Mar. 1839, a. 73.
Mary, wife of David, d. 29 June 1841, a. 53. David, born at Pet., d. 17
Dec. 1866, a. 83.

Pratt, Thomas, res. successively in Watertown, Sudbury, and Framing-
ham, and had "these eleven children: Thomas, b. about 1656; John; Eben-
ezer ; Joxcph ; Philip; David; Jahez ; Nathaniel; Ahial (female); Hphrnim;
and Jonathan : in 1682 he had land set to him at Sherborn, and d. about 1692 ;
at least, administration that year was given to widow Susanna and son John.
All these ten sons married and had families." Savage's Gen. Diet.

2. John, s. of Thomas (1), by w. Ruth, had John, b. 27 Nov. 1691; Siisa?via,
b. 12 Mar. 1693, prob. m. Obadiab Allen 17 May 1720; lsaac,h.6 Aug. 1696;
Amo.^, b. 26 May 1699; Ruth, h. 6 Feb. 1701; Eleazar, b. 10 Jan. 1702-3;
Hezekiah. b. 27 Nov. 1705. John the f. seems to have res. in Sherborn, and
afterwards in IMarlborough, prob. that part which is now Westborough. See
Barry's Hixt. nf Framingham.

3. John, s. of John (2), m. Bathsheba, dau. of John Fay, 4 Jan. 1715-6,

and had, in AVestborough, Phinehas, b. 8 Feb. 1716-7, d. 1717; Ezekiel,

b. 4 Feb. 1718-9; 5V/f«, b. 27 Feb. 1721; haiah, b. 14 Feb. 1723; Bettii, b.
8 May 1726, m. Elisba Field of Sunderland 11 Jan. 1755; Timothy, b. 23 May
1731, m. Ruth Abliott, 14 Oct. 1756, and rem. to Bennington; Samuel, b. 18
Mar. 1733, ni. Lydia Powers 31 Jan. 1774; Ebenezer, h. 18 Ap. 1744. John
the f. rem. to Hk. before 13 Oct. 1745, when he and his w. became members
of the church. He subse(|uently removed to Bennington, where he d. 16 May
1768, a. 76. His head-stone remains in the beautiful cemetery at Bennington
Centre, on which is inscribed this couplet :

" By faith in God, the sa^ce stretches his wings,
We feel the rod, while he in glory sings."

4. Isaac, s. of John (2), m. Eunice, dau. of John Fay, 17 Ap. 1721, and
had, in Westborough, Mori/, b. 24 Aug. 1721; Mn.<es, h. 7 Oct. 1723, res. in
Hk., m. Lucy Whipple of Westb. 16 Nov. 1747, and d. in Dec. 1748; Isaac,
b. 14 Feb. 1726, res. in Hk., and was pub. to Elizabeth Rose 24 Jan. 1756,
but the banns were forbidden, and she was ])ub. to Larkin Green three weeks
afterwards. It does not appear that he made another attempt to marry, though
he survived this disappointment more than half a century. He d. here 27
Nov. 1808, a. nearly 83.

5. JjLEAZAR, s. of John (2), m. Ruhamah Tomlin of Westborough 15
Jan. 1729, res. in Shrewsburv, and had Jlatniah, h. — JNLiy 1730; liuhamah,
b. 16 Ap. 1732; Mar//, b. l"l Dec. 1734; Sarah, b. 11 Oct. 1736, m. Jacob
Knowlton of Hk. 21 Nov. 1759; Jhi/us, h. 2 Oct. 1 738, m. Hannah Ball of
AVestborouirh 11 IMay 1763, and settled in Hk.; Reuben, b. 7 Sep. 1741;
Eleazar, b. 20 Oct. 1 743.

6. Ezekiel, s. of John (3), by w. Mary, had John, bap. 6 Nov. 1743, d.



PRATT — RAMSDELL. 457

younc;; Sarah, b. 30 Mar. 174G, m. David Glazier 6 Feb. 176G; John, h. 25
Sep. 1748, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Nathaniel Merrick, 19 Jan. 177.5; Stephen, b.
11 Sep. 1751 ; Mwi/, b. 24 Ap. 1754, ni. Henry Lee of Rut. District (Harre),
pub. 4 Mar. 1770. Ezekiel the f. was an ensio;n in Capt. Samuel Robinson's
company during the campaign of 175G in the French War. He prob. d. be-
fore 1760, when "Widow Mary Pratt" is mentioned.

7. Silas, p. of John (3), m. Elizabeth Chamberlin of Grafton, pub. 21 Feb.
1746-7, and had Elizabeth, b. 2 Ap. 1748; E^^ther, b. 24 Jan. 1749-50; Ehen-
ezer, b. 1 Nov. 1751 ; Moses, b. 21 Sep. 1754 ; Joshua, h. 4 Jan. 1758. All born
here. Silas the f. rem. to Bennington about 1761.

8. Isaiah, s. of John (3), m. Zerviah, wid. of Samuel Marsh and dau. of
William Thomas (much older than himself and already the mother of nine
children), 2 Mar. 1746-7, and had Bathsheha, b. 30 Jan. 1747-8; Temperance,
b. 7 Aug. 1750, d. unm. 17 Dec. 1814, having been idiotic and a town pauper
from her early childhood. Isaiah the f. was a soldier in Capt. Samuel Rob-
inson's company, 1756, and died during that campaign, prob. on the 20th of
October, as his pay-roll was made up to that day. His w. Zerviah d. 18 Ap.
1798, a. 89, having been a pauper more than thirty years.

9. Stephen, s. of Ezekiel (6), m. Hannah, dau. of Elisha Billings, 3 Feb.
1780. He rem. to Bennington, Vt., where he d. 20 Dec. 1835. His w. Han-
nah d. 16 Feb. 1839.

David, m. Hannah Hammond of Pet., 12 Oct. 1780. Ephraim, m. Eunice
Powers of Gr., pub. 17 June 1782. Charles L., m. Susanna Nichols, pub. 9
Sep. 1816; she d. 1 Mar. 1823, a. 26.

Presiio, Sampson, died here 24 Feb. 1819, a. 56 (his w. Abi m.

Hooper, and d. 25 Oct. 1835, a. 69). No record is found of his marriage, or of
the birth of his children; but he is supposed to have been the father of Samp-
son, b. , m. Susanna Grant, pub. 4 Nov. 1808; Lahan, b. about 1786; Abi,

b. , m. Joseph Barnard 17 Oct. 1819; Mary, b. about 1797, m. William

P. Jordan 25 Mar. 1818, and d. 25 ]May 1834, a. 37; Vincent, b. 1800, d.

5 Oct. 1818, a. 18. Sampson the f. is understood to have been a Hessian, cap-
tured with Burgoyne's army in 1777 ; but if this be true, and the record of his
age at the time of his death be correct, he can scarcely be regarded as a soldier
at the time of the capture, lieing then only fourteen years old. He was employed
many years as " top-man " at the Old Furnace, his duty being to cast into the
huge chimney, at stated intervals, a due supply of iron-ore, oyster-shells, char-
coal, and perhaps other materials.

2. Labax, prob. s. of Sampson (l),m. Rachel Davis 18 Aug. 1816, and had

an infant, b. , d. 5 Feb. 1817 ; Lahan, b. about 1824 ; John V., b. about

1826. Laban the f. d. 26 Ap. 1869, a. 83 ; his w. Rachel d. 14 Jan. 1880, a.
87.

3. Laban, s. of Laban (2), m. Harriet N. Yokes 1 7 Mar. 1853, and had Mel-
ville Laban, b. 18 Nov. 1856; Marij Abbie, b. 16 Mar. 1868.

4. John V., s. of Laban (2), m. Clara B. Stone 3 Ap. 1850 ; she d. 1 July
1855, a. 26, and he m. Eliza A. Town of Gr., pub. 13 Jan. 1857. His chil.
were Clara Maria, b. 8 May 1853, m. John A. Bates 7 Mar. 1873; Clara
Elizabeth, b. 1 July 1855, m. Warren F. Rogers 7 May 1876.

Prouty, Walter B., by w. Susan, had Willie Freelove, b. 23 Aug. 1861,
d. 16 Sep. 1862.

Daniel, d. 27 June 1834, a. 35. AYilliam E., of N. Brk., m. Adeline S.
Browning 17 Oct. 1855. Cleora D., m. Joseph N. Hamilton 16 June 1806.
Maria, m. William H. Taft of Starksboro', Vt., 22 Aug. 1866.

PuRiNGTON, Sylvanus, m. Nancy Sellon, pub. 3 July 1780. Molly, m.
William Nye 26 Dec. 1782.

Putnam, Bena.jah, m. Elizabeth Livermore 19 Nov. 1772. Sally, m.
James Cannon, pub. 28 Oct. 1793. Stephen, of Townsend, m. Deborah Egery
11 Jan. 1801. Rev. Simeon, m. Julia Ann Bacon of Barre, pub. 22 June
1844.

Ram>^dell, Sylvanus, m. Esther Gibbs of Gr., pub. 10 Jan. 1791, and
had Esther, b. 1792, d, 6 Nov. 1802, a. 10; Ira, h. 1794, m. Clarissa



458 RAMSDELL — RAWSON.

Robinson 11 IVfay 1823, and d. 26 Ap. 1862, a. 67 years and 6 months; Horner,

twin, b. 1795, d. 6 Nov. 1802, a. 7; Anmn, twin, b. 1795, ni. Kox-

ana Gardner 20 Ap. 1820, and d. 28 Mar. 1875, a. 79 years and 4 months; his

w. Roxana d. 13 Aug. 18 72, a. 72; a child b. 1799, d. 2 Nov. 1802. a. 3;

Orin.h. 1800. Sylvanus the f. d. 23 Dec. 1851, a. 87; his w. Esther

d. 12 Nov. 1829, a. 67.

2. Orix, s. of Svlvanus (1), m. Sarah Terry 8 June 1823, and had Horace

S., b. • ; John M., b. ; Olis A., b. ; Sarah E., b. about 1836, m.

George H. Strickland of Ware 13 May (or June) 1858; Orin, b. about 1838,
d. 9 Ap. 1840, a. 2; EUzaheth, b. about 1842, m. Darius S. Gray of Gr., 7 Ap.
1864 ; RiUh Louisa, h. 16 June 1845. Orin the f., a farmer, d. 5 Mar. 1879,
a. 78.

3. Horace S., s. of Orin (2), m. Elizabeth H. Kilmer, pub. 10 I\Iay 1852, and
had John S. S., b. 2 Ap. 1853; George \V. M., b. 4 Nov. 1855; Claudius Les-
lie, b. 13 Jan. 1809, d. 21 Jan. 1869; Sarah Elizabeth, b. 1872, d. 19 Ap.

1872, a. 1 month and 19 days.

4. Joiix M., s. of Orin (2), m. Louisa A. Richardson, pub. 25 May 1858, and
had a son b. 26 Dec. 1859; Edith Adisla, h. 29 June 1861 ; Henri/ Leroy, b.
11 Jan. 1863.

Joseph, had dau. Abic/ail, who m. Bu<rbee, and d. at Bel. 2 Feb. 1861,

a. 70. Elizabeth, of Gr., m. Silas Dean 30 Nov. 1768. Cathehixe, m.
Isaac Ciimmings, Jr., 11 ^lay 1774. Sarah, m. John Terry, Jr., 26 Sep.
1782. Alanson, m. Sarah J. Wyman 4 June 1874.

Raxd, Jacob D., s. of Thomas, b. in Charlestown, 30 Mar. 1778, was a cab-
inet-maker, came early to Hk., and was published 12 Dec. 1801, to Esther, dau.
of Dr. Lucius Doolittle. Her parents prevented the marriage, and lie enlisted
in tlie U. S. Army. After the surrender at Detroit by General Hull, in Aufj.
1812, he returned to Hk. and consummated the long-delaved marriage, 21
Oct. 1813. His w. Esther d. 2 Sep. 1815, a. 30, and he m. Mrs. Selinda Fales
27 Jan. 1818. He had one child, William Dorrill, b. 14 June 1820. Jacob
D. the f. res. between the Pet. road and the turnpike, at the place marked " J.
Rand " on the R. Map, and closed his checkered earthly life 8 Oct. 1840, a. 63.

Raxd.\t.l, JosiAii, d. 6 Mar. 1809, a. 57. Hollaxd, of Barre, m. Lydia
Whipple, pub. 7 Ap. 1817. Sophronia, m. Zephaniah Spooner of Springf.
8 Ap. 1841. EuxiCE, m. Nehemiah H. Johnson of Illinois 21 Sep. 1841.
Ruth, m. Anson F. Allen 14 June 1846, and d. 28 Aug. 1848, a. 27.

Raxxey, La Fayette, by wife Adeline E., had Julia Eliza, b. 24 Aug.
1847, d. 15 Jan. 1850 ; Ambrose L.,h. 11 June 1849. La Fayette the f. was
a physician, and res. near the Common. He remained not many years, and
removed to New York.

Raxsom, Elizabeth, of Pelham, m. Pliilip Fraker, pub. 2 June 17 76.
Richard, of Woodstock, Vt., ra. Rosamoml, widow of Ezra Winslow, pub. 26
Nov. 1801. Dr. David, of Carlville, N. Y., m. Harriet M. Towne 19 May
1840.

Rawsox, Edward, b. 16 Ap. 1615 at Gillingham, Dorsetsliire, Enghind, is
understood to liave come to New England in 1037; he settled in Newbury, and
was representative of that town seven years. He rem. to Boston in 1050. hav-
ing been that year elected secretary of the colony, which oilice he held until
the old charter government was overturned in 1686. He m. in J^ngland
" Rachel, dau. of Thomas Pirne or Perne," and had twelve chil., of whom the
youngest was GrindaU, b. 23 Jan. 1659. P^dward the f. d. 27 Aug. 1693; his
w. Rachel d. 11 Oct. 1677. See Savage's Gen. Diet., and Raicson Family.

2. Grixdall, s. of Edward (1), grad. H. C. 1678, m. Susanna, dau. of Rev.
John Wilson of Medfield, and grand-daughter of Rev. John Wilson the first
minister of Boston, and had eleven children, of whom the fifth was Wilson, b.
23 June 1692. Gri.xdall the f. was the second minister of ^[endon (ordained
7 Ap. 1684), and d. 6 Feb. 1715; his w. Susanna d. 8 July 1748, a. 83. Sav-
age's (len. Diet.

3. WiLSOX, s. of Grindall (2), m. Margaret Arthur, and had Wilson, h.
13 Aug. 1713; Priscilla,h. 17 Dec. 1715; Mary,h. 12 May 1717; Grindall,



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b. 13 July 1719; Edward, h. 2 Ap. 1721; Stephen, b. 2 Ap. 1722 or 1723;
Paul, b. 9 Ap. 1725; Thomas, b. 2 May 1733. WiLSox the f. was a farmer,
res. in Minidon.

4. Edward, s. of AYilson (3), m. INIary Morse, and bad Hooker, b. 21 Ap.
1749 ; Edward, b. 19 June 1754, a physician in Leicester, where he d. in 1 786;
Anna (or Nancy), b. 22 Sep. 1756, d. unm. in 1848; Arthur, b. 17 Nov. 1758;
Mephdjo.du'lh, h. 7 Au<r. 1763, lived only two days. He had also Elizabeth, b.

, ni. Deac. Seth Chapin of INIendon 27 Oct. 1767; and Mart/, b. , m.

Dr. Levi Willard of Mendon 28 Ap. 1774. Edward the f. was deacon of
the church in ^lendon where his chil. were born. Late in life, he rem. to
Leicester, and d. there 11 Feb. 1807. See Rawson Family, and AVashburn's
Hist, of Leicester.

5. Arthur, s. of Edward (4), m. Abigail Childs of Barre 23 June 1785,
and had George, b. in Barre 18 Dec. 1785 ; and in Hk., Edward, twin, b. 30
July 1787; Arthur, twin, b. 30 July 1787, clerk in the store of Jason Mixter,
rem. when young and became a merchant; Hope, b. 17 May 1789, m. Cutler
Paige 15 Ap. 1813, and d. 23 Sep. 1867. Arthur the f. was a physician,
res. on the road to Barre, at the ])lace marked ''Dr. Stone" on the R. Map.
He was somewhat involved in the Shays Rebellion; he was probably surgeon,
for when he took the oath of allegiance, he "declared he never took up arms
against government, only acted as physician." Mass. Arch., cxc. 168. He
d. 25 Dec. 1796, at the early age of 38; his w. Abigail rem. to a house on the
turnpike, half a mile north from the Common, marked " S. Weston" on the
R. Map, and d. 28 Sep. 1812, a. 53.

Raymond, William, by w. Deborah, had in Rochester, William, b. 7 Feb.
1711; Benjamin, b. 7 Dec. 1714; Daniel, b. 28 Mar. 1717; Paul, b. 11 Sep.
1718; Mani, b. 12 Mar. 1720-21; Edward, b. 13 June 1724; Deborah, b. 28
Mar. 1727; Lemuel, b. 11 Nov. 1729, d. 24 Ap. 1733; Elnathan, h. b '^oy.
1731; Lemuel, b. 22 ,Ap. 1736. William the f. rem. from Beverly to
Rochester, prob. soon after 13 May 1712, at which date he bought a farm in
that town, and the names of all his chil. are there entered on record.

2. Benjamin, s. of William (1), by w. Mercy, had Benjamin, b. 27 July
1738; Joanna, b. 11 May 1740, m. Asa Whitcomb 15 Mar. 1759, rem. to
Barnai-d, Vt., and d. before 1809; John, bap. 12 Feb. 1743-4; Mercy, b. about
1746, m. William Paige 6 Oct. 1768, rem. to Ware, and d. while on a visit at
Barnard 23 Jan. 1795, a. 48; Thankful, b. about 1748, m. James Paige 6 Oct.
1768, and d. 31 Aug. 1806, a. 58; Mary, prob. b. about 1751, m. James Law-
ton, Jr., 3 Jan. 1771 ; he d. 1 Jan. 1804, and she m. Maj. James Paige (whose
first wife was her sister), 22 Mar. 1807; Deborah, b. about 1754, m. Stewart
Southgate 22 July 1773, rem. to Barnard, and d. 28 Feb. 1813, a. 58, Benja-
min the f. was a cooper; he res. in Rochester until 12 Ap. 1760, when he
bought a farm in Hk. and prob. rem. at about that time, as he and his wife
were admitted to church membership 6 Sep. 1761. He prob. res. on the farm
which was afterwards the homestead of his son John, and d. 2 Oct. 17 79, a.
nearly 65; his w. Mercy d. 26 May 1806, a. 86.

3. John, s. of Benjamin (2), m. Mercy, dau. of Dudley Jordan, 7 Mar.
1771, and had Benjamin, b. 9 Nov. 1771 ; Asa, b. 16 Nov. 1776. John the
f. was a farmer, and res. on the road to Ware, near the town line, at the place
marked " Capt. Raymond " on the R. Map. He was captain of militia, and
generally known bv his military title. He d. 4 Oct. 1816, a. 72 ; his w. Mercy
d. 4 (or '25) Feb. 1*833, a. 87.

4. Asa, s. of John (3), m. Sybil Sumner 30 Nov. 1803, and had John, b. 3
Sep. 1804; Adah Bullard, h. 20' July 1806, d. unm. 25 Sep. 1880; Polhj Sum-
ner, h. 25 Nov. 1809; James Fitch, b. — Feb. 1814, d. 15 Ap. 1814 ; Sybil, b.
17 Oct. 1816, m. Samuel King of Barre 5 jNIay 1840. Asa the f. was a far-
mer, inherited the homestead, and d. 24 Aug. 1851, a. nearly 75 ; his w. Svbil
d. 9 June 1846, a. 64.

5. John, s, of Asa (4), m. Sarah Ann, dau. of Luther Paige, 31 Mar. 1833,
and had one child which died in infancy. He inherited the homestead and
was a farmer, but devoted much time to the service of the public ; he was cap-



46 RAYMOND — RICE.

tain of militia and justice of the peace; selectman seventeen years; assessor
eleven years; member of the school committee eight years; representative in
the General Court in 1840, and senator in 1850. He was accidentally killed
by faliin(]j from a building 6 June 1854, a. nearly 50 ; his w. Sarah Ann d. 23
Sep. 1861, a. 48.

Rkcoijd, Daniel, m. Prudence, dau. of Warham Warner of N. Br., and
had Jnnalhan Adams, b. 6 Oct. 1813; Martha IL, h. 7 Ap. 1815; Andreio (7.,
b. 15 Feb. 1817; Samuel C, b. 16 Jan. 1819. Daniel the f. res. at Barre,
and d. 30 Nov. 1841, a. 56; his w. Prudence d. here, at the house of her son,
Andrew C, 8 Ap. 1876, a. nearly 92.

2. Andrew C, s. of Daniel (1), m, Susan C. Thomas 23 Nov. 1852, and
had Carrie L.. b. 2 May 1859; Charlie A., b. 13 Jan. 1863 ; Minnie L., b. 15
Jan. 1865; Matiie G., b. 14 Sep. 1869. Andrew C. the f. kept the hotel
near the Common for several vears, and after a temporary absence from the
town returned and res. at the Furnace Village.

Reed, Ebenezer, by w. Anna, had Moses, bap. 22 Oct. 1738.

2. Jonathan, by w. , had Ahner, bap. 10 June 1739.

3. IMiCAii, a descendant from William ^ and Mabel (Kendall) of Woburn,
through George ^ and Elizabeth (Jennison) of Wob., William ^ and Abigail
(Kendall) of Lexington, William* and Sarah (Poulter) of Lex., and Deac.
Samuel 5 and Eunice (Stone) of Burlington, was born 28 Sep. 1746, m. Eliza-
beth, dau. of John Paige, of Bedford, and had Micah, b. 19 Oct. 17 73, m.
Deborah, dau. of Samuel Thurston, of Hk., pub. 3 Ap. 1797, res. near Ditch
Meadow, in New Braintree, where he kept a tavern, was colonel of cavalry,
and d. 3 Aug. 1825 ; his w. d. 30 June 1828 ; Elizabeth, b. 25 Feb. 1779; Sam-
uel, b. at Hk. 11 June 1783, d. at Burlington, Vt.. 5 May 1846; Eunice, b. 13
Jan. 1787, m. James Barr of N. Br., and (2(1) Perley Granger. Micah the
f. rem. to Hk. about 1780, and prob. to N. Br. afterwards. He d. by a fall
from a scaffold 1 Mar. 1804; his w. Elizabeth d. 21 Mar, 1838, a, 89.

Ithamar, of Pet., m. Susanna Steward 16 Jan. 1749-50. Bathsheba, of
Rehoboth, ra. Abel Walker, pub. 15 Nov. 1801. Lydia, of Wendell, m. Oba-
diah Rogers, pub. 3 Ap. 1815. Sally, m. Joshua Rogers of Gr., pub. 6 Oct.
1817. Molly, a pauper, d. unm. 22 Feb. 1822, a. 83. Albert, d. 4 Ap.
1835, a. 20.

Rice, Edmund, was of Sudbury in 1639, rem. to Marlborough, and d. there
3 i\Iay 1663. He had eight sons and three daughters.

2. Thomas, the third s. of Edmund (1), res. in Sudbury, and afterwards in
Marlborough. By w. Mary, he had thirteen children, of whom the second
was Thomas, b. 30 June 1654.

3. Thomas, s. of Thomas (2), had Thomas, b. 1683, m. Mary Oakes ;

Charles, b. 7 July 1684; Eunice, h. 3 May 1686; Jason, h. 23 Feb. 1688; Jede-
dialf,h. 10 June 1690, m. Dorcas Wheeler; Ahiel, twin, b. 11 Dec. 1692, d. 27
Dec. 1692; Anna, twin, b. 11 Dec. 1692, d. 25 Dec. 1692, Aslier, b. 6 July
1694, was taken prisoner by the Indians 8 Aug. 1704, and long afterward
redeemed; Adonijnh, b. 11 Aug. 1696, also taken prisoner by the Indians 8
Aug. 1704, and declined to return from his captivity ; Perez, b. 23 July 1698 ;
Vashti, b. 7 Mar. 1700, m. Daniel Hardy of Westborough 22 Dec. 1727; Be-

riah, h. 20 Aug. 1702; Noah, b. , m. Hannah Warren. Thomas the

f. res. in that part of Marlb. which afterwards became Westb., and repre-
sented IMarlb. several years in the General Court. His first wife, ^lary, d.
13 May 1677, and he m. his cousin Anna Rice 10 Jan. 1681, who d. 2 May
1731, a. 69. He is said to have d. about 1747, a. 94.

4. Charles, s. of Thomas (3), m. Rachel Wheeler at Marlb. 26 Ap. 1711,
and had Zehulon, b. 27 Feb. 1711-12; Solomon, b. 1 Sep. 1713; A>lam, b. 18
Aug. 1715; Oliver, b. 2 May 1717; Elijah, b. 26 June 1719 ; Anna, b. 6 jNIay,
1722, ra. Ebenezer Rice; Zerciah, b. 1 May 1724 ; Adonijah, bap. 28 May 1 727;
Charles, b. 1 Mar. 1731; Abner, b. 17 Sep. 1732, a soldier in the Revolution-
ary War. Charles the f. res. in that part of Marlb. which was afterwards
Westb.

5. Perez, s. of Thomas (3), by w. Lydia, had Phineas, h. 4 Aug. 1724;



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Jededia7i,h.2d May 1726; Ephrahn, b. 14 Mar. 1729; Melietabel, b. 3 Ap.

1731, prob. ni. Joseph Willougbby, pub. 2 Aug. 1765, in Hk.; John, h.

1734; Benjamin, h. 1744; Betsey, b. 174 7, m. Bartholomew Towne,

Jr., 22 June 1 767 ; Stephen, b. 1 749. Pkkez the f. rem. about 1 732 from

Westb. to Sutton, where his w. Lydia d. — Jan. 1793, a. 92.

6. Beriah, s. of Tliomas (3), m. Mary Goodenow 6 June 1730-1, and had
Jw/e, b. 3 Dec. 1731; Asaph, b. 9 May 1733, grad. H. C. 1752, practised
medicine a few years at Brookfield, was ordained at Westminster, 16 Oct.
1765, and d. in office, after a ministry of half a century, 30 Ap. 1816 ; Timothy,
b. 18 Feb. 1735; Stephen, b. 15 Mar. 1737; Mary, b. 23 Mar. 1739; Sarah, b.
22 Mar. 1741 ; Lucy, b. 19 Mar. 1743; Rachel, b. 1 May 1745 ; Beriah, bap. 16
Aug. 1747; Benjamin, b. 11 May 1749. Beriah the f. res. at Westb. until
about 1748, when he rem. to Annapolis, N. S.^

7. Solomon, s. of Charles (4), by w. Anna, had Thankful, b. prob. about
1742, m. Edward Higgins of Palmer 17 Oct. 1764; Antipas, b. about 1744;
Jonas, bap. 26 Oct. 1746, ni. Patty Whittemore; Hannah, bap. 22 May, 1748,
ni. Jonatlian Fisk of Shelburne 18 Jan. 1770 ; Moses, twin, b. 23 Oct. 1749 ;
Aaron, twin, b. 23 Oct. 1749, d. unm. 7 Aug. 1816; Elizabeth, b. 12 Sep. 1751,
m. John Nims of Shelburne 4 Feb. 17 71; Lucy, h. 31 Oct. 1753, m. Martin
Kice of Charleniont, 6 July 17 79; JMary, b. 24 Sep. 1755, m. Joseph Hewes of
Lyme, Conn., 5 Oct. 1780; Ruth, b. 2 Feb. 1757, m. John Kice of Charlemont
6 Mar, 1782; Joel, b. 13 Ap. 1760. Solomon the f. rem. from Westb. to
Hardwick in 1749, where the names of his chil. b. then and afterwards are re-
corded. He was a soldier, 1757, in the French AVar, and d. 11 Mar. 1802, a.
88 ; his w. Anna d. 9 Ap. 1802, a. 86.

8. Oliver, s. of Charles (4), m. Hannah Bferrett of Grafton 30 June 1742,
and had ten children b. in Hk. ; but the recoi'd is mutilated so that the names
of four are lost; those wliich remain are Isaac, b. 12 Oct. 1742; Stephen, b. 20
Feb. 1744-5, m. Thankful Glazier 23 Oct. 1770; Sarah, b. 4 Feb. 1746-7:
Zerviah, b. 16 Jan. 1748-9, m. Abner Marble of Pet. 19 Ap. 1768; Levina, b.

5 July 1751, m. Zachariah Harwood of Bennington, Vt., 30 Ap. 1767, and d.

6 Sep. 1808; , 1753; , 1756; , 11 Aug. 1757; ,1759;

Susan, b. 24 June 1 76-, m. Stephen Watkins of Athol 6 Mar. 1789. Oliver
the f. rem. from Westb. to Hk., prob. soon after 5 Oct. 1739, at which date he
bought a farm of Samuel Robinson. He served in the French War, in 1756
and 175 7. Late in life he rem. to Bennington, Vt., where he died.

9. Phineas, s. of Perez (5), m. Hannah Cummins of Sutton in 1743, and
had (all apparently born here) Nathaniel, b. 18 Sep. 1745, m. Elizabeth Law-
rence 24 Nov. 1768; Hannah, b. 26 July 1747, m. John Haskell, pub. 22 July
1765; Mary, b. 10 Feb. 1751, m. Eli Freeman 26 Mar. 1767; Elizabeth, b. 6
July 1753 ; Abiijail, b. 17 Ap. 1755, m. Ste2)hen Johnson 31 May 17 74; Ruth,

b. 12 Feb. 1758; Noah, b. 1760, m. Prudence Luce 30 Aug. 1781.

Phineas the f. rem. prob. from Sutton to Hk. before 1745, and seems to have
rem. after 1760 to Rutland District, now Barre, which is described as the
residence of his children at the date of their marriage.

10. Jedediah, s. of Perez (5), by w. Mehetabel, had Mehetabel, b. 27 May
1750, m. Rand White of Spencer; Tabitha, h. 16 Feb. 1752; Jedediah, b. 26
Feb. 1754 ; Anna, b. 27 Jan. 1756. Jedediah the f. was a physician, and res.
on the road leading from the Mandell Farm to Ruggles Hill; he came here
before 11 Ap. 1749, and d. 4 Ap. 1756, before he had quite attained the age of
30 years; his w. Mehetabel m. David Knapp of Spencer 27 Sep. 1759.

11. Ephraim, s. of Perez (5), seems to have res. here several years, thouorh
no trace is found of wife or children. He was a soldier in the French War,
1756, and sold to Andrew PLiskell, 28 Feb. 1761, a hundred acres of land, in
Hk., -which he had previously bought of Aaron Thomas.

12. Stephen, s. of Beriah (6), m. Dorothy Woods of Marlb. 10 Nov. 1763,
and had Ashbel, b. 27 May 1765 ; Mary, b. 18 May 1767, m. Nathan Freeman



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