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pub. 26 Ap. 1798. Nathaniel the f. res. in Rochester, was a captain, and
justice of the peace ; he d. 25 Dec. 1776, a. nearly 52; his w. Deliverance d.

I Feb. 1807, a. 73.

15. Thomas, s. of Timothy (7), m. Mary, dau. of Dr. Poly carpus Loring
of Plympton, 4 Dec. 1755, and had Hannah, b. about 1759; Mary, b. about

1761, m. Zenas Bryant of Plympton; Jacob Loriny, b. about 1763. Thomas
the f. taught school in Hk. 1747 and 1748, was a physician in his native town
(Rochester), and d. in early life, before 6 May 17 76, when Benjamin Cook
of Kingston was appointed guardian of his children; his w. Mary d. before
7 Feb. 1780, at whieh date her estate was divided.

16. Benjamin, s. of Benjamin (8), m. Sarah Hunt of Dartmouth, pub. 21
Ap. 1750, and immediately rem. from Middleborough to Hk.; his w. Sarah d.
20 May 17 72, and he m. Jerusha, wid. of John Aiken, 11 Feb. 17 73, she d.
28 Oct. 1787, and he m. Hannah Hamblin of N. Br., pub. 20 July 1789. His
chil. were Samuel, b. 9 May 1751, res. at Orange, m. Lydia Hawes of N. Br.

II Jan. 1776, and had son Lyman, who d. at Orange 4jDec. 1863, a. 75; L'en-
j'amin, b. 5 Aug. 1753; Lemuel, b. 26 Feb. 1755; Ephraim, bap. 20 Mar. 1757;

Sarah, b. 29 Feb. 1760, m. John Aiken 10 Oct. 1782, and d. 17 Jan. 1822;
Rebecca, b. 15 Oct. 1763, d. unm. 8 Sep. 1845; Hannah, b. 29 Oct. 1791, d.
unm. 22 Dec. 186 7. Ben.tamin the f. (ordinarily called " Bush Ben," on
account of his bushy hair, and to distinguish him from three others of the
same name), res. near the Furnace Village, and d. 21 Oct. 1795, a. nearly 69;
his w. Hannah m. John Jones of Barre 29 May 1796, res. near the Furnace Vil-



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lage, in a house whicli she bought three weeks before this marriagje, marked
" C. Jenney " on the R. Map, and survived Iier husband several years. She
was a woman of extraordinary energy, and had slie lived in tlie present day
would liave been among the foremost in the battle for " woman's rights." She
d. 22 Ap. 18U, a. 60.

17. Whiting, s. of Benjamin (8), m. Wealthy Smith 20 July 17S0, when
he had attained the ripe age of 4 7 years. They seem to have had only one
child, Sohmon, bap. 25 May 1783, but prob. b. 16 Oct. 1781. Whiting the
f. was a farmer, res. on the Moose Brook road, at the place marked '' S. Bug-
gies " on the R. Map, and d. 3 Aug. 1796, a. 63; his w. AVealthy d. 26 Nov.
1840, a. 92.

18. Timothy, s. of Timothy (9), m. Sarah, dau. of Coh Simeon Dwight-
of Western (Warren), pub. 30 July 1766, and had ScdUi, b. 2 Feb. 1768, m.
Judah Hinkley 15 Dec. n85; Anna, b. 8 June 1769; Sophia, b. 19 Jan. 1771,
d. 6 Oct. 1775; Betsey, b. 15 Nov. 1772, d. 29 Nov. 1772; TimotJu/, h. 1 Dec.
1773, d. 19 Sep. 1775 ; Timolluj, b. 7 Mar. 1776, rem. to Nova Scotia with his
father, was a major of militia, justice of the peace, member of the Provincial
Parliament, and d. in March 1831; Sophia, h. 20 Oct. 1777; Simeon Dwight,
b. 23 Jan. 1780, was a merchant in Annapolis, N. S., where he d. — Nov.
1812; Harriet, b. 23 Feb. 1782; Clarissa, h. 3 Ap. 1784; Israel Williains, b,
27 Aug. 1786, was a prosperous mercliant in Annapolis, where he d. 5 or 11
Jan. 1880. Timothy the f. naturally favored the king's cause, in which
his father was so deeply interested, and was placed under guard by vote of
the town, and confined to his farm; he subsequently made his peace, how-
ever, and did not become a refugee. He was lieutenant of militia before the
Revolution, but held no ofKce afterwards while he remained here. He was a
farmer, rough in manner, but manifestly a man of good natural endowments.
He res. on the homestead (which ha<l been confiscated but afterwards was re-
leased to him by the Connuonwealth) until 1795, when he sold the farm,
rem. to Nova Scotia, and settled in the township of Granville. Sabine says,
"lie was a member of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia manv years; " ^
but I suspect he mistakes the father for the son, who held that position. ^ He
d. at Granville 9 Dec. 1831, a. nearly 93; his w. Sarah d. in 1842, a. 92.

19. Richard, s. of Timothy (9), m. Wealthy , and had Batksheba, b.

22 Sep. 1772. Richard tlie f. was a Tory, and went to Nova Scotia at the
commencement of hostilities; he settled in the township of Clements, had
three sons and four daughters after his removal thither, and d. about 1834,
" at an advanced age."

20. Benjamin, s. of Benjamin (10), m. Elizabeth Fay (perhaps dau. of
Deac. James) 26 Nov. 1766, and had Denison, h. 9 July 1767; Moses, b. 20
Feb. 1771; Benjamin, h. 11 Mar. 1773; John, b. 1 Nov. 1775; Alice, b. 16
Dec. 1777, m. Nathan Thompson of Salem, N. Y., 21 Dec. 1797; Betsei/, b.
9 Aug. 1780, m. Aaron Goodale of Salem, N. Y., 9 Feb. 1802; Mary, b. 17
Feb. 1783.

21. Thomas, s. of Benjamin (10), m. Hannah, dau. of Thomas Winslow, 19
July 1778, and had Miriam, h. 23 Oct. 1778, in. Ebenezer Foster 8 June 1806;

Willard, b. 4 Sep. 1780, m. Susan , and d. 3 July 1809; Charlotte, b. 3 Oct.

1782, d. unm. at Oakham 28 Mar. 1824 ; Arathusa, b. , m. Richard Howe of

Poultney, Vt. ; Rhoda, b, 1787, d. unm. 21 June 1809; Phila, b. — Aug.

1790, m. Benjamin Rice, and d. 16 Sep. 1837; Joshua, b. 1 Dec. 1792, m.
Olive Holton, and d. 3 Sep. 1852; Reuel, h. 27 Mar. 1796, d. unm. 13 Dec.
1873; Hannah, b. 17 May 1798, m. Warner Smith, and d. 6 Jan. 1857;

Thomas, h. 14 Dec. 1800, d. s. p. ; Harriet, b. 25 June 1803, m. Richard

Howe, and d. — Oct. 1861 ; Seraph Howe, h. 23 Feb. ISOG, m. Nornuxn B.
Thompson 16 Aug. 1827. Thomas the f. was a shoemaker, a soldier in the
Revolutionary War, and rem. from Hardwick to Oakham before 17 May 1798,

1 Sa.h'me^s Loyalists of the Amer. Rev., ii. magistrate, and representative for many
246. 3'ears in the General Assembly;" but he

2 J. W. Ruggles, Esq., says his brother does not intimate that his father performed
Timothy " was a major in the militia, a similar service. MS. Letter, Oct. 4, 1839.



486 RUGGLES.

where he d. 12 May 1808 ; his w. Ilann.-ih (1. 28 Mar. 1832, a. 70. (Many of
these facts are gathered from the Winslnir Memorial, i. 395, where it is stated
that the hist four of the chil. were h. at Oakliain, and all the others at Hard-
wiok; I)ut 1 find no record of their birth here, except of the first three.)

22. Skth, s. of Benjamin (10), m. Hannah, dau. of John Amidon. 25 Nov.
1790; she d. in child-bed 26 Oct. 1791, a. 39, and he m. Hannah Biirsley 22
Nov. 1792; she d. 4 Oct. 1793, a. 37, and he m. Sukey Jenks, pub. IS May
1794. His chil. were Seth Amulon, b. 26 Oct. 1791; Henry Jent<, h. 31 Oct.
1795; Hannah, b. 5 Sep. 1797; William Winthrnp, b. 1 Jan. 1800; Samuel, b.
3 Mar. 1802.

23. Edwahd. s. of Edward (13), ni. Anna, dau. of Paul Dean, pub. 12 Jan.
1772, and had Paul, b. 4 Dec. 1772; Jso, b. 28 June 1774, drowned at sea,
19 Oct. 1798 ; Abel, b. 26 Mar. 1776, ni. Lucinda Thomas 8 May 1799, res. at
Carmel, Me., was a representative, and a member of the convention for fram-
ino; the Constitution of Maine; he d. 18 June 1860; Mary, b. 18 Jan. 1778,
in. Daniel Thomas 3 Sep. 1798; Ezra,h. 25 Jan. 1780, for several years an
active citizen, a captain of militia, selectman, 1820, erected the large house
on the vvesterly side of the Common nearest to the turnpike and marked " D.
R." on the R. Map. Meetinor with reverses in later life, he rem. to ^Maine,
where he d. unmarried; Fanny, h. 7 Jan. 1782, m. Timothy Rich of Boston,

pub. 25 Mar. 1810 ; Lucy, h. 1784, d. 28 Ap. 1790, a/6 ; Jra, b. 29 Oct.

1785; Mira, b. 11 Dec. 1787; a child b. 1789, d. 2 May 1790, a. 8

months; Lucy, b. 20 Ap. 1791, m. WoodhuU Helme of Blenheim, N. Y., 25
June 1816; Edward, b. 11 Ap. 1793, accidentally killed (by a cart) 30 Oct.

1810; Spanner, b. 4 Aug. 1795, m. Bennett, res. in Rockford, 111., was a

judge, and d. in March 1874; Anna, b. 2 Oct. 1799, m. William Barr, pub. 24
Dec. 1827. Edward the f.. a farmer, res. on Buggies Hill, at the place
marked " H. Gould " on the R. Map; he was one of the " minute-men " who
marched on the Le-xington alarm in Ap. 1775, and performed a short tour of
service as sergeant in 1779. He held a more cons])icuous position in January
and February 1787, when he was captain of a company in the defence of the
government against the insurrectionary aimy of Shays, and shared in the perils
and discomforts of that memorable march from Iladley to Petersham which
resulted in the utter dispersion of the rebel arm}'. He d. 17 Jan. 1805, a. 54;
His wid. Anna m. John Amidon 14 Dec. 1809, but soon returned to her for-
mer residence, where she d. 9 Jan. 1842, a. nearly 89.

24. Daniel, s. of Edward (13), m. Lucy, dau. of DeRC. William Paige, 31
Dec. 1 779, and had Gardner, b. 16 Feb. 1 782 ; Ansion, b. 1 7 Dec. 1 783 ; Franklin,
b. 21 :Mar. 1786; Mercy, b. 26 Ap. 1788, d. 9 Oct. 1802; Lucy,h. 5 Ap. 1791,
m. Stephen W. Paige 26 Oct. 1809, and d. 25 Dec. 1865; Cri'yJilon, b. 10 June
1793; Alma, b. 22 July 1795, m. Benjamin Smith of Rutland, Vt., 15 Sep.
1833, became insane, and d. here 24 Ap. 1857; Lutltera, b. 4 Jan. 1798, m.
Samuel F. Culler 24 May 1819, and d. 17 Aug. 1823. Daniel the f. was a
farmer, and for seventeen years an iiinholder. He was lieutenant in the Rev-
olutionary Army, 17 79, a selectman four years, assessor eleven years, town
treasurer six years, and justice of the peace. He res. on Ruggles Hill, at the
place marked " F. Ru'^gles," until liS09, when he erected the spacious building
near the Common, marked "Tavern" on the R. Map, and opened a public
house, which lie conducted until 1826, and then retired from business; soon
afterwards he bought the house on the Common, built by Ezra Ruggles and
marked '• D. R.," where he spent a quiet old age, after a busy manhood. He
d. 26 Feb. 1838, a. 83; his w. Lucy d. 3 Aug. 1840, a. 83.

25. Constant, s. of Edward (13), m. Sally, wid. of Hudson, and dau.

of Green, 1792, and had Adin, b. 8 Aug. 1793, m, , and d. 18

Nov. 1833 (" He was a manufacturer of pistols and rifles; . . . as one of his
workmen was engaged in proving a new barrel, charged with a bullet, he ac-
cidenlallv passed in the range; the bullet struck his forehead and came out in
front of the ear. . . . He left a widow and a large family of children." ') ; For-
dycc, b. 30 Oct. 1795, m. Rebecca Bacon 8 Sep. 1.S22, had several children,

1 Trujiij)et and Univ. Mayazint, vi. 23, Nov. 30, 1833.



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res. hero, and d. at Ware 29 Jan. 1828 (like his brother Adin, he was a man-
ufacturer of fire-arms, and was destroyed by his own handiwork : a ball dis-
charsed from his pistol, in the hands of a yoiinor man who was carelessly
handling it, passed throutrh his lungs and lodged in the spine; he lingered
more than a week, when death terminated his distress); Azubnh, b. 24 Nov.
1797, m. James Abbott of W. Brk., pub. 16 Mar. 1833, and d. 18 Jan. 1871;
Eliza, b, 3 Ap. 1800, d. 17 Dec. 1803; Mercy, b. 17 Sep. 1802, m. Rev. John
Bisbee of Brk, 7 June 1823, and (2d) Capt. Daniel Jacks6n of Plymouth ;
left a widow a second time, she rem. to Boston, and successfully continued the
practice of medicine, in which she had previously been engaged; she d. 13
Dec. 1877, having been the mother of twelve children; Eliza, bap. 10 Feb.
1805, m. jMarcian Seavey, and d. at Greenwood, Tenn., 28 Nov. 18t!0; Char-
lotte, b. , m. George Ropes of Portland 9 July 1832, and d. while on a

visit at the house of her sister at W. Brk.; Daniel, b. . Constant the

f. was a farmer, res. a few years on the homestead, with his mother, and else-
where in Hk., afterwards near the meeting-house in Prescott, but returned,
and for nearly a quarter of a century res. on the road to Enfield, somewhat
more than a mile westerly from the Common, at the place marked with his
full name on the R. Map. He long held a commission as justice of the peace.
He had an uncommonly keen intellect, and his shrewd sayings are still re-
membered; in religions or political discussions he was especially formidable;
if there was a flaw in his adversary's argument, he was sure to detect it, while
his own logic was conclusive and irresistible. He d. 28 Ap. 1846, a. 78; his
w. Sally d.^ 8 July 1855, a. 86.

26. Natuax, s. of Kdward (13), ra. Catherine Shaw ; she d. and he m.
Harriet, dan. of Dr. William Cutler, 23 Ap. 1813. His chil. were James^, b.

; Ann Maria, b. 11 Oct. 1802, m. Joseph Robinson 11 Dec. 1821, and

d. 14 Dec. 1822; William Cutler, b. , d. young ; Harriet, b. , m.

Duntree; Julia, b. , m. Sanborn of Greenfield. Nathan the f. res.

in Hartford, and was a manufacturer of looking-glasses and picture frames.
In personal appearance he bore a striking resemblance to General Lafayette,
and the brilliant Frenchman did not excel him in native gentility of manner.
Late in life he rem. to New Hiven, and engaged in the making of fire-works ;
and on the 27th of Mar. 1835, he was suddenly killed by an explosion of his
own wares. It is a singular coincidence that he and his two nephews, Adin
and Fordyce Ruggles, should be destroyed by the work of their own hands in
the space of about seven years.

27. Nathaniel, s. of Nathaniel (14), m. Drusilla Briggs 2 Sep. 1784, and
had Zephuniah B., b. 9 June 1789; Nathaniel, b. 27 Ap. 1791; Marij B., b. 9
June 1794; Delia, b. 22 June 1796 ; Susanna, b. 27 Aug. 1798; Increase S., h.

1800; John H., b. 2 Nov. 1802. Nathanip:l the f. res. in Rochester, was

justice of the peace, and d. 2 Mar. 1827, a. nearly 72.

28. Elisiia, s. of Nathaniel (14), m. Polly Ciapp 10 July 1788, and had
Nathaniel Spraf/ue, b. 18 July 1789; Micah Haxkell, b. 9 May 1791, a lawyer
and member of Congress; Henry, h. 3 Jan. 1793; James, h. 28 Sep. 1795, and
d. 14 Nov. 1877, a farmer and justice of the peace ; William, b. 5 Sep. 1797.
Elisha the f. res. in Rochester, was a merchant, major of militia, and justice
of the peace; he d. 20 Aug. 1830, a. nearly 72; his w. Polly d. 4 Sep. 1802, a.
38.

29. Ben.jamin, s. of Benjamin (16), m. Betsey Parks 15 Dec. 1779, and
had Parks, b. 13 Oct. 1781; Lucy, h. 23 June 1784, m. William Smith 14 Feb.
1805; Eleanor, b. 3 Mar. 1788, p*^erhaps m. Josiah Wilcox of N. Sal. 26 Dec.
1830; Betsey, b. 4 June 1790, m. John Rice, pub. 21 Nov. 1808; she m. (2d)
Calvin Wetherbee, and (3d) Benjamin Skinner, 19 Jan. 1851. Benjamin the
f. was a farmer and carpenter, res. on the Enfield road, about three miles from
the Common, at the place marked "P. Ruggles" on the R. Map, and d. 22
Dec. 1820, a. 67; his w. Betsey d. 15 Mar. i827.

30. Lemuel, s. of Benjamin (16), m. Lydia , and had Lemuel, b. about

1780; Lyilia, b. about 1782, m. HalHeld Gould 26 Oct. 1817, and d. 10 Mar.
1850, a. 67; Brigham, b. about 1784; Sally, b. about 1786, d. unm. 17 Feb.



488 EUGGLES.

1808, a. 21. Lemuel the f. was a farmer, res. on the Moose Brook road,
about a mile northerly from the Furnace Village, at the place marked " L.
Ruiigles" on the R. Map, and d. 22 Oct. 1806, a. 51; his w. Lydia d. 2 May
1807, a. 50.

31. Epiiraim, s. of Benjamin (16), m. Olive Powers 20 Mar. 178.3, and
had Joshua, b. 9 Oct. 1784, d. 3 Sep. 1786 ; Belstey, b. 16 July 1786; PoUy, b.
28 July 1788, d. 20 Dec. 1801 ; Martin, b. 13 Dec. 1790; Olive, b. 24 Dec.
1792, d. 28 July 1793; Cynthia, h. 26 Sep. 1794, m. Otis Terry 6 Mar. 1817;
Benjamin, b. 20 Ap. 1797; Olive, b. 14 June 1799; Clarissa, b. 18 Mar. 1801,
m. i^Iartin Gardner 7 Feb. 1821 ; Ephraim, b. 10 July 1.S03, d. 19 Dec. 1804.
Ephuaim the f. was a farmer, and res. in the westerly part of the town, not
far from the turnpike, prob. at the place marked " Mr. Ruggles " on the R.
Map; he d. 21 Ap. 1836, a. 79 ; his w. Olive d. 3 Aug. 1858, a. 98.

32. SOLOMOX, s. of Whiting (17), m. Polly Burt 8 Mar. 1803, and had
Solomon Whiting, b. 9 Jan. 1804; Pollij Bassett, h. 26 Ap. 1805, d. unm.
24 Aug. 1844; Levina, b. 25 Ap. 1807, d. 7 June 1807; William Leonard, b. 10
Jan. 1810; d. 24 Feb. 1810; Harriet, b. 28 Nov. 1815. Solomon the f. was a
farmer, and res. on the homestead. He is remembered as a man of remark-
able height, on which account, at all parades of the military coni])any of which
he was a member, whenever he was present, the right of the file was assigned
to him. Late in life, he rem. to Ware, where he d. 31 Mar. 1871, a. (accord-
ing to the record), 89 years, 5 months, and 15 days.

33. IMosES, s. of Benjamin (20), m. Rhoda Luce 25 Jan. 1798, and had
Anna, b. — June 1798, d. 5 Sep. 1798.

34. John, s. of Benjamin (20), ni. Mrs. Sally Jenks 26 Ap. 1801, and had
a child, b. — Sep. 1801, d. 8 Oct. 1801.

35. Paul, s. of Edward (23), m. Mercy Dexter, pub. 28 Nov. 1796, and
had John Dexter, b. 2 Dec. 1797.

36. Ira, s. of Edward (23), m. Susan, dau. of Timothy Hathaway 18 Jan.

1825, and had an infant, d. 25 Ap. 1827; Edioard, b. . Ira the f. was

a farmer, res. on the homestead, and d. 21 July 1832, a. 46; his w. Susan, with
her surviving son, rem. to Orford, Tama Co., Iowa, and d. there.

37. Gardner, s. of Daniel (24), m. Lydia, dau. of Capt. Zenas Phinney 2

Dec. 1804; she d. 23 Sep. 1833, and he m. , who survived him; his chil.

were Mercy, b. 20 Sep. 1805, m. Willard Allen, pub. 8 Oct. 1826. res. in West-
minster ; William Paige, b. 11 Feb. 1807, m. , res. in Ridgeway, Wis.;

Cordelia, b. 20 Aug. 1808, d. 5 Sep. 1810; Daniel, b. 31 Jan. 1810, grad. at
" West Point, 1833. Entering the 5th Infantry (U. S. A.) he became 2d lieu-
tenant, Feb. 18, 1836; 1st lieutenant, July 7, 1838; captain, June 18, 1846;
served in the Florida War ; was distinguished at Palo Alto and La Palma, and
at the storming of Molino del Rey ; brevet major and lieutenant-colonel re-
spectively for gallantry at Contreras and Churubusco Aug. 20, and at Chapul-
tepec Sep. 13, 1847; and resigned May 7, 1861. Made brigadier-general in
the Confederate army in 1861 ; served in New Orleans in the winter of 1861-2,
and retreated thence with the forces under Gen. M. Lovell before the sur-
render of the city to Flag-ofHcer Farragut ; major-general in 1863; surrendered
with Lee." ^ A sad conclusion of an honorable career. It is much to be re-
gretted that for any reason whatever he should have sacrificed his well-earned

military reputation by disloyalty to the national flag. He m. , and res.

in or near Fredericks'burg, "Va. ; Cordelia, h. 25 May 1812, m. Asa Paige; he
d. 19 Jan. 1836, and she m. his elder brother, Moses Paige, 14 July 1837 ; she
res. in Troy, N. Y., and Bennington, Vt. ; Sarah Berry, b. 25 Ap. 1814, m.
Capt. Benjamin A. Cobb of Stephenson, 111., pub. 28 Feb. 1841; Lucy Spooner,
b. 26 Mar. 1816, a pleasant writer of prose and poetry, for many years a very
successful teacher in Virginia and Kentucky, but subsequently returned to

Ilardwick; Zenas Phinney, h. 29 May 1.S23, m. , and res. in Troy, N. Y.

Gardner the f. was a farmer and a civil engineer; he surveyed many estates,
and about 1833 constructed the Map of Ilardwick to which reference is so
frequently made in this volume. He was major of a battalion of artillery,

1 Drake's Dictionary of Amer. Biography, p. 786.



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and justice of the peace. Through life he was a devoted Freemason ; he was
Master of Mount Zion Lodge nine years, Ijetween 1823 and 1849, District Dep.
G. Master for this district ten years, from 1S33 to 1S42, and for the last seven
of those years " special agent," on behalf of the fraternity, for the whole ter-
ritory west of Worcester County. After his first marriage he res. in Barre
until" about 1836, when he returned, and occupied a part of his father's house
on the Common. He was town treasurer two years, assessor five years, rep-
resentative from Barre five years, and from Hai'dwick in 1838 and 1839. His
active and usefid life had a tragical close : he was thrown from a wagon and
killed 5 Aug. 1853, a. 71.

38. Axsox, s. of Daniel (24), m. Lucy, dau. of Moses Paige, 14 June 1812,
and had D/vii/Jif, b. 31 Mar. 1816, in early life a bookseller, afterwards a

physician, and surgeon in the Union armv, m. , and res. in the city of

New York; Mari/, b. 4 Mar. 1818, m. AVilliam Mixter 7 July 1840; Moses, b.
3 Nov. 1819; George, b. 3 Sep. 1821, town clerk 1859 and 1860, d. num. 5

Jan. 1861; Daniel, b. 9 Aug. 1823, ni. , res. in Baraboo, Wis.; Frederick

D., b. 21 June 1835. Axsox the f. was a farmer, and res. on Ruggles Hill,
upon the homestead of his grandfather. In his old age he spent several
winters at the house of his son-in-law, Hon. William ]\Iixter, near the Connnon,
returning to the hill on the approach of warm weather. He d. 5 Dec. 1881,
a. 98 years, lacking twelve days; his w. Lucy d. 29 July 1874, a. 78.

39. Franklin, s. of Daniel (24), m. Sally, dau. of Dr. Elias Penniman, 21
or 22 Nov. 1S12, and had Ann /., b. 7 Nov. 1813, m. Dwight Billings 31
Dec. 1834, and d. 11 Jan. 1864; James L., b. 12 June 1815, insane, d. unm.
11 or 12 Oct. 1851 ; Henri/, b. 5 Ap. 1817, d. 6 Ap. 1825; Charles, b. 10 Feb.
1819, subject to occasional derangement, a farmer, res. on the homestead, d.
unm. 14 Mav 1878; Sarah, b. 19 July 1820, m, Samuel Gladding of Providence
21 Jan. 1840, and d. 22 June ISol;' Mary, b. 16 Mar. 1822, m. Rev. Franklin
Whitaker of Southbridge, Mass., 1 June 1843, had five children, all of whom
d. young, res. several years in Janesville, Wis., but returned to her birth-place ;
Samuel'F., b. 18 July 1824, d. 7 Feb. 1825 ; Alma, b. 9 Oct. 1826, ni. Richard
L. Hathaway 14 Ap. 1846, d. in the hospital at Northampton 10 Dec. 1860;
Henry, b. 12 July 1829. Franklin the f. was a farmer, and res. on the
homestead. He was representative in 1850, and d. 16 Aug. 1865, a. 79; his w.
Sally d. 3 Ap. 1864, a. 71.

40. Crighton, s. of Daniel (24), m. Theolotia, dau. of John Lawton, 21
Nov. 1816; she d. s. p. 27 June 1817, a. 23, and he m. Rhoda, dau. of Timothy
Hathaway, 30 Ap. 1820, and had Theolotia, b. 26 Ap. 1821, m. Ginery
Twichell (a noted stage-driver, railroad president, and member of Congress),
26 Aug. 1846, and d. 9 Mar. 1876; Luthera, b. 3 July 1824, d. 24 Mar. 1825;

Crighton, d. 9 Mar. 1827, m. , res. at Lawrence, 111.; Julia, b. 1 7 June

1829, m. Stephen S. Seavey of Boston 15 Aug. 1855; he d. 6 Oct. 1867, and
she m. Alexandre F. Leomans of Paris 28 Mar. 1878, res. at Chicago;

Cyrus, W., h. 10 Sep. 1831, m. , postmaster, res. at Brookline; Rhoda

Maria, b. 9 Ap. 1835, m. William H. Power 28 Oct. 1867. Crighton the f.
was a farmer, and a captain of militia. He res. on the road to Ware, at the
place marked " C. Ruggles " on the R. Map, kept the tavern near the Com-
mon from 1826 to 1832, and about 1836 rem. to Barre, where he d. 13 Aug.
1858, a. 65 ; his w. Rhoda d. 2 Nov. 1879, a. nearly 77.

41. Parks, s. of Benjamin (29), m. Lucy, prob. dau. of William Smith, 29
Nov. 1804, and had Lydia, b. 31 Mar. 1803, m. Ransford L. Smith of Hop-
kinton 25 May IS39 { Afary, h. 7 Sep. 1807; d. unm. at N. Brk. 24 Mar.
1878, a. 70; Reed Sjnith, h. 4 Sep. 1809; Lauretta, b. 25 Oct. 1811, m. James
C. Ayres of N. Brk., pub. 9 Dec. 1838; Almira, b. 27 Nov. 1^13, m. Henry
A. Moore of Littleton 21 Aug. 1837; T^ucy, b. 25 July 1817, Parks the f.
was a farmer, res. on the Old Greenwich road, three miles westerly from the
Common, at the place marked '' P. Ruggles" on the R. Map, and d. 12 Nov.
1835, a. 54; his w. Lucy d. 6 Nov. 1867, a. 87.

42. Lkmuel, s. of Lemuel (30), m. Hannah Hooker of Enf., pub. 30 Mar.
1818, and had Elbridge, b. 3 June 1819; Sally, b. 29 .Mar. 1821, d. unm. 4



490 RUGGLES — SABIN.

Ap. 1847 ; Emorii, b. 5 June 1823, d. 22 Feb. 1825 ; Maria, b. 2 Nov. 1825,
m. Clinton Howard of Stnrbrid<i;e 20 June 1858, res. here and d. 13 May,
1877; Jane,h. 23 Mar. 1828, d. 3 July 1828. Lemuel the f. was a farmer,
res. on the homestead, and d. 14 Feb. 1840, a. 59; his w. Hannah d. 16 Dec.
1877, a. 85.

43. Brigham, s. of Lemuel (30), m. Abigail Grain 30 Dec. 1813, and had
Albert Henri/, b. 9 Oct. 1814; '' Aluciu.-^ " Crain, b. 31 Dec. 1815. Buigham
the f. rem. to Boylston, and d. 9 Ap. 1863, a. nearly 79.

44. Martin, s. of Ephraim (31), m. Abigail, dau. of Eleazar Dexter,

27 Feb. 1816, and had a child, which d. 13 July 1817 ; JiJartin Dexter, b. 26
Oct. 1820, d. 9 Mar. 1838; William Potcers, h. 11 Nov. 1822; John E>lwin,
b. 4 June 1826. Martin the f. d. 28 Sept. 1861, a. nearly 71; his w. Abigail
d. 5 July 1800, a. 73.

45. Solomon W., s. of Solomon (32), ra. Tryphena Weeks 1 Ap. 1827,
and had Benjamin Whitinq, b. 25 Mar. 1828, d. at Fitchburg 1 Oct. 1846 ;
John Willis, h. 17 July 1829. d. at Fitchburg 13 July 1852. Solomon W.
thef. rem. to Fitchburg, and d. 19 May 1863, a. 59.

46. MosKS, s. of Anson (38), m. Maria, dau. of William Robinson of Barre
26 May 1841, and had Lucy Maria, b. 13 Oct. 1845, m. Edward H. Paige,
5 July 1876. MoSES the f., a farmer, res. at Barre and on the homestead in
Hk. for some years, and afterwards on the Mixter Farm, near the Common.



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