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in the new cemetery.

8. Thomas, s. of John (4), m. Rebecca, dau. of Judah and Alice (Alden)
Paddock, grandilaughter of David Alden, and great-granddaughter of John
Alden the Pilgrim, 10 June 1742, and had Rebecca, b. 2 Aug. 1743, m.
Timothy Green of New London, Conn., 2 Jan. 1763; John, bap. 23 Ap.
1745, m. Lydirt, dau. of John and Lydia Alden, 25 Mar. 1769, was a printer,
and established the first newspaper in New Bedford ; Thomas, b. 8 Mar. 1747,
said to have lost his life in the Revolutionary Array; Judah Paddock, b. 5
Nov. 1748, m. Deborah Douglass 10 Sep. 1770, was a jn-inter, settled in
Westminster, Vt., and d. — Feb. 1807 ;i Rosamond, b. 21 Mar. 1751, m.
Ezra Winslow, and rem. to Hk., where he d. 12 Aug. 1789, and she ni.
Richard Ransom of Woodstock, Vt., pub. 26 Nov. 1801, and d. 1829; Alice, b.
2 Mar. 1753, m. Paul Ingraham 28 Jan. 1770, res. in New Bedford, and d. 25
Ap. 1792; Jeduthun, b. 12 May 1755; Alden, b. 22 Aug. 1757, m. Sarah Bur-
ion of Norwich, Conn., 30 Ap. 1781, was a printer, res. in Windsor, Vt., and
d. 1 May 1827; 2 Frances, b. 2 Mar. 1760, m. Capt. Joseph Bowman of
Barnard, Vt., 26 Jan. 1786. Thomas the f. was a carpenter or housewright,
res. at Newport, R. I., and afterwards at New London, Conn. ; his five sons
are said to have rendered military service in the Revolutionary War, and two
of them, with his son-in-law. Green, were the earliest printers in Vermont.
He d. in Mar. 1767; his w. Rebecca prob. came to Hk. with her son Jeduthun,
or her dau. Rosamond Winslow, m. Capt. Joseph Warner of Cummington,
formerly of Hk., 12 Nov. 1781, and d. in Jan. 1812. (For much in this article
I am indebted to the kindness of Hon. Thomas Spooner.)

9. Ebknf.zer, s. of William (5), m. Sarah, dau. of James and Patience
(Ruggles) Robinson, at Rochester, pub. 3 Jan. 1745-6, and had Micah, bap.

1 " The first printiner-office in Vermont was ' PHant as reeds where streams of freedom g-Iide,

estal.iished at Westminster, in the summer Firm as the hills to stem oppression-s tide.' "

<.f 1778, by Judah Paddock Spooner and Thompson's Hist, of Vermont, ii. 171.

Timothy Green. At the session of the '- The printing press and types which had

Lej,nslature in October following, .Judah V. been used at Westminster," having been

Spooner and Alden Spooner were appointed purchased by George Hough, he removed

Slate |)rinters. ... In February, 1781, was them to Windsor, and, in partnership with

commenced at Westminster, by J. P. Alden Spooner, on the 7th of August, 1783,

Spooner and Timothy Green, the publica- conunenced the publication of a paper

tion of the first newspaper ever printed in called " TAe Vermont Journal and Univer-

Vermont. It was called ' T/ie V'rmont Gn- sal Advertiser." This was the third paper

zette, or Green Afountuin Post Boy,' and it establisiied in Vermont. Thompson's JJist.

had for its motto the following couplet, of Vermont, ii. 171.
which is truly characteristic of the inhabit-
ants of the Green Mountain Stale.



SPOONER. 503

25 May 1746, d. unm. in the army at Ticonderocra, 1778; Dorothy, bap. here 26
Feb. 1748-9, m. Samuel Miller, res. at Kent, Conn.; Ebenezer, h. 24 Mar.
1750-1, bap. here 5 May 1751. m. Rebecca, dau. of AVilliam and Rachel
Spooner, 24 Ap. 1774, res. at Kent; Hannah, b. 12 Jan. 1753, bap. here 21
Jan. 1753, m. William, son of William and Rachel Spooner, 3 Sep. 1788,
res. at Monkton, Vt., and d. 3 Jan. 1813; Alice, bap. here 15 Dec. 1754,

said to have m. Hendrick Wineirar; Sarah, b. , m. Isaac Dunham;

Phehe, twin, b, 4 Sep. 1758, m. Elihu Potter 5 Ap. 1792, res. at Monk-
ton, d. 16 Sep. 1810; Elizabeth, twin, b. 4 Sep. 1758, m. Benjamin Bronson,

res. at Warren, Conn. ; Molh/, b. , m. James Sprague ; Rebecca, b. 25

Jan. 1762, m. William Peck 22 Ap. 1784, res. at Monkton, and d. 3 Jan. 1839;
Patience, h. 24 Feb. 1764, m. Jasper Barnes — Ap. 1790, res. at Washington,
Conn., and d. 30 Nov. 1817. Ebenezer the f. rem. from Rochester to Hk.
before 26 Feb. 1748-9, and res. on the east side of the River (now New Brain-
tree). He subsequently seems to have removed to Kent, Conn., and to Monk-
ton, Vt.; he d. — 1800; his w. Sarah d. 22 Feb. 1806, a. nearly 86.

10. Amaziaii, s. of Samuel (6), m. Lydia, dan. of Deac. James Fay, 22
Feb. 1749-50, and had Thomas, b. 15 Man 1750-1, m. Molly Haven of Barre
7 Nov. 17 77, and (2d) Martha Smith 15 Dec. 1784 (he had son Elijah, b.
— Nov. 1791, d. at Gr. 12 Dec. 1872, a. 81) ; Zephaniah, b. 1 Oct. 1 753 ; Lucy,
b. 9 Oct. 1755, m. Eli Freeman (his second wife), 22 July 1813; Elizabeth, 'h.
28 Jan. 1758; Lydia, b. 12 Sep. 1760: Samuel, b. 20 Jan. 1763; Charles, h.
10 Oct. 1764, m. Charity Curtis 15 Feb. 1795; Rebecca, b. 17 Nov. 1767;
Hannah, h. 11 Mar. 1771; Seth, h. 21 June 1773. Amaziah the f. was a
farmer, came to Hk. from Dartmouth before he was married, res. on the north
side of the turnpike, and the west side of Muddy Brook, at the place marked
"C. Spooner" on the R. Map, and d. 8 July 1798, a. 72; his w. Lydia d. 10
Aug. 1817, a. 87.

11. Eliakim, s. of Daniel (7), m. Bathsheba, dau. of Jonathan Warner,
pub. 29 July 1764, and had Alfred, h. 27 Nov. 1780. Eliakim the f. kept a
tavern in Hk. 1777 and 1778, but soon afterwards rem. to Vermont. He was
in military life as early as 1757, and in 1759 in the French and Indian War,
and was on duty in the early part of the Revolutionary War. In early man-
hood he moved to Vermont, and settled at Westminster. . . . He frequently
represented his town in the State Legislature, and was elected one of the
Executive Council of the State from 1802 to 1807 inclusive.^ He d. 3 Jan.
1820, a. nearly 80; hi? w. Bathsheba d. 29 Jan. 1831, a. 84.

12. Jeduthun, s. of Thomas (8), ui. Hannah, dau. of Joshua Crowell, 27
Ap. 1781, and had Harriet, h. 20 July 1782, m. Elisha S. Sturtevant, and d.
at Worcester 21 Dec. 1855; Uriel, b. 11 Ap. 1784, m. Rowena Ross of West
Brookfield, pub. 26 May 1816 ; she d. 12 Sep. 1841, and he m. Hannah, dau. of
Deac. Henry Fish, pub. 26 Ap. 1843; she d. at W. Brk. 10 Nov. 1857, a. 65,
and he d. at the same place 8 June 1865 ; Rebecca h. 6 Mar. 1786, m. Moses
Barnes Jr., of W. Brk., pub. 21 Nov. 1808, and d. 1 Sep. 1853; Thomas, h. 23
June 1788, settled in W. Brk., m. Beersheba Mcintosh, 28 Feb. 1816, and d.

26 Jan. 1856 (^Spooner Memorial); Paidina, b. 14 July 1790, d. unm. 17
Jan. 1861; Hannah, b. 19 Oct. 1792, m. Cephas Clapp of W. Brk. 21 Mar.
1815; Wyman, b. 2 July 1895, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Deac. Henry Fish, 10
Nov. 1818, was a printer in Windsor, Vt., and a prominent politician in
Wisconsin, 2 where he was judge of probate and of the Circuit Court,

1 Spooner Memorial, p. 93. pointed circuit judge, which position he held

2 " When about twenty-one he commenced until the election of Juilge Doolittle. He
the publication of a weelcly newspaper, was elected to the Assembly in 1850, 1851,
which he continued for about twelve years. 1857, and 1861. In 1857" he was elected
He then began the study of law, and was Speaker of the Assembly. He was elected
admitted to its practice in 1833. . . . State senator for the terms of 1862 and
In 1842 he removed to Wisconsin, and in 1803. In the last session he was chosen
1843 he settled in Elkhorn, Walworth President of the Senate, a?id liecame
County, where he has ever since resided In Lieutenant-Governor when Mr. Salomon
184G he was elected judge of probate, which succeeded to the executive cliair. In 18t)3,
office lie held until the probate was merged 1805, and 1807, he was elected Lieutenant-
into the County Court. In 1853 he was ap- Governor; and, by virtue of his office, he



504 SPOONER.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, President of the Senate, and
Lieutenant-Governor of the State ; Lorinrj b. 29 Ap. 1797, d. 27 or 29 Sep.
1802 ; Jcihitliun, b. 5 July 1799, went early to Windsor, Vt., became a printer
under the ins^truction of his uncle, Alden Spooner, and of his brother, AVy-
man Spooner, res. for a time in Burlington, m. Isabella P. Spooner, 30 Ap.
1823, and (2d) Betsey R. Ross, 3 Nov. 1826; he d. in Iowa 9 Mar. 1867.
Jeduthun the f. came to Hk. before he was married, and was one of its
most respected inhabitants during the remainder of his life. He was a
saddler, and res. about fifty rods north of the Common, at the place marked
" Wid. Parker" on the R. Map, until 1801, when he advertised his estate
for sale, " which had been occupied as a stand for a saddler near twenty
years," and bought a farm on the easterly road to Gill)ertville, about two and
a half miles south of the Common, marked " Wid. Mar.-h " on the R. Map,
and devoted himself to farming; his house, which disappeared several years
ago, stood a few rods from the road, and was approached by a lane, of which
some vestiges still remain. He was a man of most exemplary character, and en-
dured with Christian pliilosophy a severe domestic affliction, occasioned by the
insanity of his wife, with tragical accompaniments. He was a selectman seven
years, assessor six years, town clerk five years, and rejiresentative four years.
He closed his eyes on the " lights and shadows" of mortal life 16 ^lay 1817;
his insane wife Hannah eluded the watchfulness of her friends and committed
suicide 16 Dec. 1807, a. 52.

13. Zephaniah, s. of Amaziah (10), m. Sally Church 5 Nov. 1789, and
had Bradford, b. 5 Ap. 1791 ; Barnabas, b. 9 julv 1793, d. 23 or 24 May
1814; Grover, b. 19 May 1798; Charles C, b. 13 Dec. 1804. Zephaniah
the f. was a farmer, res. on the homestead, and d. 13 June 1810, a. 56 ; his w.
Sally d. 30 Aug. 1833, a. 68.

14. Samuel, s. of Amaziah (10), ni. Hannah Williams 14 Jan. 1798, and
had Sarah, b. 12 Jan. 1800, m. Nathaniel Simpson 12 Mar. 1835, and d. 23
July 1846 ; Orin, b. 28 Nov. 1802; Hannah, b. 2 Oct. 1804, ni. Orville Swift
of Wilmington, Vt., 5 June 1832; Samuel Briqham, b. 17 Sep. 1806, d. at
Springf. 8 May 1862; Lijdia Maria, h. 24 July isiO, perhaps ui. Julius Nor-
ton of Bennington, Vt., 29 Feb. 1836; Zephaniah, h. 28 Mar. 1812, res. in
Springf., m. Sophronia Randall in Hk. 8 Ap. 1841. Samuel the f. d. 19 Ap.
1840, a. 77; his w. Hannah d. 2 June 1830, a. 53.

15. Setii, s. of Amaziah (10), m. Mehetabel Taylor 19 Feb. 1795; she d.
12 May 1812, a. 40, and he m. INIrs. Sally Gates 25 Nov. 1812. No record is

is found of the birth of his children; but he had Rhoda, b. 1797, d. 21

Sep. 1811, a. 14; and perhaps Fanny, b. 1801, d. unm. 14 Dec. 1822, a. 21.

16. Bradford, s. of Zephaniah (13), m. Arathusa, dau. of John Earl, 30
Nov. 1821, and had Sarah Church, b. 18 Nov. 1822, m. Charles Wood of

Barre 21 Aug. 1851; Alden Bradford, b. 12 Nov. 1824; John F., b.

1826, d. unm. 26 Dec. 1873, a. 47; Harmon C, bap. 11 May 1829; Caroline

E., b. about 1830, m. George R. Paige 22 Jan. 1852; Henry, b. 1832, d.

19 Feb. 1834, a. 1 year and 7 months; Maria, b. 1835, d. 22 May 1836,

a. 1 year an(l three months; Jane. M., b. about 1839, ni. A. Lyman Barr of
N. Br. 1 Jan. 1862; Henry A., b. 1 July 1840. Bradford the f. was a
farmer, and res. on or near the homestead, but on the east side of Muddy
Brook, at the place marked " B. Spooner" on the R. Map. He d. 1 Nov.
1872, a. 81 ; his wife Arethusa d. 7 Ap. 1872, a. 72,

17. Grover, s. of Zephaniah (13), m. Ruth. dau. of Timothy Hathaway,

28 May 1829, and had Charles, b. ; Timotlty Hulhaway, b. ; Lucius,

b. . Grover the f. was a cabinet-maker, res. in Barre, and d. 19 Aug.

1858, a. 60.

18. Charles C, s. of Zephaniah (13), m. Anna i\Iaria, dau. of Orin
Trow, 17 Sep. 1829, and had Hannah Robinson, b. 30 Dec. 1830; Barnabas
Berry, b. 30 Jan. 1833, d. 20 :\Iar. 1833; Charles Grocer, b. 5 Ap. 1834, d. 27

presided over the Senate for six consecutive avan. Judge Spooner is a man of constant
years. He was a member of the first board diliirence and energy." History of the State
of trustees for the Deaf and Dumb at Del- of \Visco7idn (1875), pp. 796, 797.



SPOONER— SPROUT. 505

Aug. 1848; Harrixon, b. 25 Jan. 1840; WehMer, b. 17 Feb. 1845, res. in
Boston; George, b. 21 Nov. 1854, d. 25 Nov. 1854. Charles C. the f. was
for some years a farmer, and afterwards a merchant, having a store on the
Common, but long ago retired from active business. He was a selectman
eleven vears, between 1837 and 18G8.

19. Okin, s. of Samuel (14), m. Naomi Clark 25 Feb. 1829. I have seen

no record of the birth of his children; but he had Andrew W., b. 1832,

d. 6 July 1858, a. 26. Addisox, b. 1835, m. Delphia ]M., dan. of Erastus

W. Paige, pub. 24 Aug. 1858, and d. 23 Sep. 1859, a. 24; Marion A., b.

1845, m. William H. Tucker 6 June 1877; and perhaps others. Okix the f.
res. in Bai're, and d. 13 Sep. 1867, a. nearly 65; his w. Naomi d. 1 7 ]\Iar.
1869, a. 60. Though resident in Barre, Mr. Spooner and his wife, with their
two sons, seem to have been buried here, and their names are inscribed on
a monumenf in the new cemetery.

20. Harmon C, s. of Bradford (16), m. Harriet E., dau. of James Brown-
ing, 14 Nov. 1855; she d. 11 July 1860, a. 25, and he m. Harriet E., dau. of
William A. Warner, 16 Jan. 1862. His chil. were James Bradford, b. 3
Feb. 1857, d. 22 Feb. 1857; William Bradford, b. 8 June 1863; Robert Bil-
lings, h. 9 July 1868. Harmon C. the f., a cabinet-maker, was in business
several years on the Common, and afterwards at Gilbertville ; about 1878 he
rem. to Warren.

21. Alden Bhadford, s. of Bradford (16), m. Sarah A., dau. of Phin-
ehas ]Morton, 26 Jan. 1858; she d. 2 (or 3) Dec. 1864, a. 29, and he m.
Julia A., dau. of Capt. Pliny Alden, 7 Jan. 1873. He had Stephen Henry,
b. 31 Mar. 1860. Alden B. the f. , a farmer, res. on or near the home-
stead.

Joshua, of Brk., m. Bathsheba Ruggles, pub. 8 Jan. 1766; was murdered
at Brk. 1 Mar. 17 78. Joel, of Northfield, m. Lydia Trow 24 Dec. 1797.
Alma, m. Daniel Hale, pub. 9 Feb. 1806. Charles, of Pet., m. Betsey
Powers 4 June 1818. Amaziah, of Amh., m. Clarissa Alden 27 Ap. 1825.
Mary, of Barre, m. Benjamin F. Richmond, pub. 11 Nov. 1837. Mercy J.,
m. Abiel B. Staples of Taunton 20 Ap. 1842. Benjamin A., M. D., of
Southbridge, m. Mary A. Johnson, pub. 9 Feb. 1845; she d. 17 Dec. 1860, a.
34. William J., m. Johanna Sweeney 19 Nov. 1868. Eunice, widow of
Philip Spooner and sister of Capt. Israel Trow, d. 30 May 1830, a. 86.
Lydia, d. 15 Oct. 1841, a. 78.

Sprout, Nathaniel, m. , and had /ame.s, b. 23 Jan. 1749; Nathaniel,

b. about 1751 ; Robert, b. about 1754; besides these he was prob. father of
Ebenezer, b. about 1757; Samuel, h. about 1760; Nathan, b. about 1763.
Nathaniel the f. sold land in the northeast part of the town to Walter
Hastings 8 Sep. 1750, and bought fifty acres 6 Dec. 1756, near Southworth's
(formerly Wardwell's) mills. He was a farmer, and a soldier in the French
War, 1755 and 1759.

2. James, s. of Nathaniel (1), m. , and had Roxana, b. 1785, m.

John Barlow, pub. 12 June 1808, and d. 20 July 1876, a. 90 years and 10

months; he was prob. father also of Abiel, b. , who m. Jonas Barnes 20

Mar. 1791; and Rachel, b. , m. James McKoon 24 Feb. 1801 (both older

than Roxana). James the f. d. 5 Ap. 1825; his w. d. 15 Feb. 1825.

3. Nathaniel, s. of Nathaniel (1), m. Azubah Cummings 28 Dec. 1775.
No record found of children, nor anything further concerning him, except that
he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

4. Robert, s.of Nathaniel (1), m. Betsey Lincoln 17 Sep. 1781, and had
Charles, b. — Dec. 1782, d. 1 Oct. 1789, a. 6 years and nearly 10 months; prob.
Robert, h. 1794, d. at N. Sal. 25 Feb. 1845, a. 50 years and 11 months.

5. Ebenezer, prob. s. of Nathaniel (1), m. Mary Thayer of Pet. 11 Dec.
1783 ; she d. 1 Nov. 1789, a. 33, and he m. Miriam Barnes 3 June 1790; she
d. at Gr. 29 Feb. 1852, a. 85 years and 6 months. No record found of chil-
dren.

6. Nathan, prob. s. of Nathaniel (1), m. Lucinda Dana of Amh., pub. 10
Mar. 1795, and had Lucinda, b. 29 Dec. 1795 ; Clarinda, b. 28 Jan. 1798, d.



606 SPROUT — STEPHENS.

unm. at Chicopce 23 Jan. 1862; Amariah, b. 23 Feb. 1800; Joseph, h. 18
Auo;. ; Melinda, b. — Feb. 1807.

Mercy, m. David Ingrabam of Anib. 1786. Polly, of Gr., m. Jo-

sepb Cummings, pub. 19 Sep. 1812. Ezra, of Gr., ra. Dency Newland 3 Dec.
1818. Polly, ni. Samuel Jobnson, pub. 15 May 1825. Abigail, m. Ezra
Jobnson of Prescott, pub. 6 Nov. 1830. Cynthia, d. 18 Nov. 1802, a. 7. Neg-
lect in recording tbe birth of children prevents a more specific account of the
Sprout family.

Squires, Ephraim, m. Rebecca Kimball of Enfield, pub. 13 Aug. 1827.

Staples, Mary, of Prescott, m. Giles Warner, pub. 12 Ap. 1824. Eben-
EZER P., of Taunton, ni. Luthera G. Dexter 26 Ap. 1841; and C2d) Mary A.
Peck 11 Nov. 1845, Abiel B., m. Mercy J. Spooner 20 Ap. 1842.

Stearns, Daniel, died before 23 Aug. 1758, when some of his estate in the
hands of his administrator, Stephen Stearns of Cambridge, was used for the
payment of a debt to John Fassett. No record found of family.

2. Asa, m. Elizabeth , and had Samuel, h. ; Artemas,}). ; Al-
fred, b. 1790, grad. W. C. 1812, said to have d. in 1834, a. 44; PoUi/, b.

, d. 8 May 1791, a. 1 year and 2 months. Asa the f. res. on the road to

Barre, about a mile and a half from the Common, at the place marked " S.
Newton " on the R. Map, and d. 27 Jan. 1795, a. nearly 40; his w. Elizabeth
m. Nathaniel Woods 17 Nov. 1795, and quitclaimed her interest in the real es-
tate to her sons Samuel and Arte77ias, who, having rem. to Mendon, N. Y., sold
the same to Silas Newton 21 Ap. 1819. Perhaps ^ /ice, is/iza, and Harriet,
named below, may have been of the same family.

Benjamin, of Rut., m. Mrs. Mary Warren 12 Nov. 1753. Mehetabel, of
Wore, m. Isaac Rice 1 Dec. 1768. Abigail, m. Thomas Wheat, pub. 17 Jan.
1770. John P., of N. Br., m. Susanna Griffin, pub. 26 Jnly 1774. Patience,
of Wore, m. Isaac Clark, Jr., 6 Jan. 1774. Hannah, m. Jesse Kenney 11
Aug. 1776. Alice, m. Perley Williams of Hubbardston, pub. 28 ]Mar. 1808,
and d. there 12 Sep. 1847, a. 57. Eliza, m. John Browning of Hubbardston
5 Nov. 1810. Harriet, m. Amherst Hastings of Pet. 29 Dec. 1811. Abi-
gail, wife of Isaac, of Monkton, Vt., d. 22 June 1809, a. 22.

Stebbins, Benjamin, m. Mercy Aiken 24 Sep. 17 72, and rem. to Barnard,
Vt., before 1782. John B., m. Martha L. Monroe 11 Ap. 1877.

Stedman, Harriet, m. Elijah C. Newton 16 Nov. 1848. Hannah, m.
George S. Titus of Ware 1 May 1858. Lemuel, d. 7 June 1874, a. 81 (b. at
Sturbridge).

Steel, Samuel, m. Margaret , and had David, bap. 13 Nov. 1745;

Thomas, bap. 13 Nov. 1745; William, bap. 7 Oct. 1750; Aaron, bap. 6 Feb.
1753. Samuel the f. seems to have res. east of the River, now New Brain-
tree.

Stephens, Jacob (otherwise written Stevens), m. Abigail , and had

Sarah, b. 23 Ap. 1741 ; Tabi/ha, b. 10 Aug. 1743 ; Christopher,h. 15 Feb. 1745-
6; Lucy, bap. 21 Aug. 1748; Jacob, bap. 12 ]\Iay 1751.

2. Thomas, m. Elizabeth Perkins of Brk., pub. 15 Jan. 1748-9, and had il/a?-?/,
b. 3 Oct. 1749; Nehemiah, b. 5 Mar. 1752; Thomas, b. 27 Mar. 1754; Eliza-
beth, b. 20 Nov. 1756. Thomas the f. sold 84 acres in the west part of the
town to f]phi-aim Cleveland 27 Mar. 1761 ; after which 1 find no trace of him.

8. Daniel, m. Rebecca, dau. of Moses Whipple, pub. 14 Ap. 1811, and had
Lewis, b. 11 May 1813, d. 14 Feb. 1850; Cyrus Washburn, h. 15 Oct. 1815, m.
Lucy Richardson of Dana 31 Dec. 1837, and d. there 1 Nov. 1866; Joseph
Whipple, b. 18 Oct. 1817; Almon Giffin. b. 28 July 1824, m. IMalvina Roberts;
pub. — Ap. 1852. Daniel the f. d. 9 May 1864, a. 75 ; his w. Rebecca d. at
Dana, 7 Dec. 1873, a. 83.

4. Jacob, m. Hannah Thayer, pub. 8 Nov. 1796, and had Mary, b.

1797, d. 6 Aug. 1819, a. 22 ; Sarah Ann, b. 1814, m. Charles N. Gibbs of

Prescott, 1 Dec. 1836, and d. there 5 Aj). 1852, a. 38. Jacob the f. d. 16 Ap.
1833, a. 62; his w. Hannah d. 17 May 1830, a. 57.

5. Joseph Whipple, s. of Danier(3), m. Elizabeth C.Richardson 23 Mar.
1843, and had a son b. 12 Nov. 1843, and d. the next day; Albert Auyustine,



STEPHENS — STEWART. 507

h. 31 Dec. 1850; Elizabeth Adella, b. 23 Feb. 1853, d. 27 June 1856 ; EUza
Jane, b. 11 May 1856, m. William H. Giffin, 29 June 1875. Joseph W. the £.
d. 22 Sep. 1861; his w. Elizabeth C. m. Phihp Johnson 21 Aufj. 1862.

AxxA, of Marlboroiigli, m. James Woods, pub. 5 Oct. 1747. Mary, ni.
William Thayer 28 Nov. 1793. Robert, m. Abigail Davis 9 Oct. 1794.
Dolly, of Pet., m. Wilder Barnes 20 Nov. 1794. Thomas, m. Ahiffail Hale
of Dana, pub. 13 Nov. 1815. Deborah, ni. Seth Whipple, pub. 22 Mar. 1819.
Hannah, m. Caleb Thayer, pub. 16 Mar. 1823. Levi, m. Mrs. Thankful
Dexter 18 Oct. 1830. Mary G., of N. Sal., m. Luther Cole, pub. 9 Mar.
1846. Hattie R., m. Charles W. Thayer 12 Oct. 1871. Prudence, w. of
Thomas, d. 20 Oct. 1814, a. 68. Thomas, d. 15 June 1819, a. 72. Polly,
d. unm. 6 Aug. 1819, a. 22. Widow Dolly, d. 25 June 1840, a. 66. Mary
E., d. 29 Sep. 1875, a. 1 year.

Stetson, Robert, of Scituate, historically known as "Cornet Robert,"
was a noted man in his day, and d. 1 Feb. 1702-3, a. 91. He had nine chil-
dren, of whom the eldest was Joseph, h. 1639, as is stated in Deane's Hist, of
Scituate, and Barry's Genealogy of the Stetson Family.

2. Joseph, s. of Robert (1), res. in Scituate, and had eight children, of
whom the second was Robert, h. 9 Dec. 16 70.

3. Robert, s. of Joseph (2), res. in Scituate, m. Mary Collamore, and had
eight children, of whom the eldest was Anthony, h. 12 Sep. 1693.

4. Anthony, s. of Robert (3), res. in Scituate, m. Anna Smith 28 Mar.
1717, and had Mary, b. 9 Dec. 1717; Isaac, b. 19 Oct. 1719; Joseph, b. 24
Feb. 1722 ; Anna, b. 2 June 1724; Charles, b. 17 Oct. 1726 ; Ezra, h. 22 Sep.
1729; Elisha, b. 28 Jan. 1731 ; Thomas, b. 22 Ap. 1734; Benjamin,h. 7 July
1736 ; Abiel, b. 23 Oct. 1738, settled in Chesterfield, and m. Ruth Bonney of
Hk. 24 Feb. 1767 ; Martha, b. 18 Aug. 1741.

5. Ezra, s. of Anthony (4), " m. Sarah Rider, and moved to Hardwick "

{Stetson Fam.). His chil. were Anthony, h. , settled in Wilmington, Vt. ;

Benjamin, h. , m. Mercy Johnson of Hk., and settled at Sangersfield,

N. Y. ; Ezra, b. , settled in Springfield, N. Y. ; Sarah, b. , m.

Ephraim Thayer of Hk. 29 Ap. 17 79 ; Hannah, b. , m. Solomon Hinds,

Jr., of Gr. 2' Oct. 1791; Mary, h. , m. Benjamin Thayer of Hk. 22

Sep. 1793; Anna, b. , m. Thaddeus Russell of Dana 2 June 1803.

Ezra the f. d. in May 1805, a. 75; he had previously m., for second wife,
Susanna Gibbs of Gr., pub. 6 Ap. 1786. The Hardwick Records do not
mention the birth of his children, but do mention their marriage, and his own
second marriage and death. In the genealogy of the Stetson Family, the dau.
Hannah is said to have m. William White of Fairhaven, and Anna is said to
have m. Theodosius Russell of Greenwich, N. Y"., but I follow the Hardwick
Records.

6. Robert, supposed to have been of the same family, but his lineage not

ascertained, by wife , had Robert, b. 29 June 1772; Susanna, b. 19 Dec.

1774, m. Joshua Bascom of Western (Warren), pub. 14 July 1793; Reuben,
b. 23 Mar. 1775; Betsey, b. 29 Dec. 1776, m. Asa Blackmore of Pittsford,
Vt., 27 Nov. 1800; Thomas, b. 3 Feb. 1779; Elijah, b. 15 June 1781; Sally
Smith, b. 17 Feb. 1784, m. Silsbee AVetherell of Wore. 29 Nov. 1810. Rob-
ert the f. d. 18 Jan. 1814, a. 73. %

7. Daniel, perhaps brother of the foregoing, by wife , had Susanna,

bap. 10 Ap. 1774; Lucy, bap. 7 May 1775; Henry, bap. 25 July 1779.

8. Eli.iaii, s. of Robert (6), m. Dulcinea, dau. of Elijah Carpenter, 17 Ap.
1808, and had Lydia Rich, h. 22 Dec. 1812, d. 19 July 1816.

Rachel, m. Andrew Sears of Gr. 1787. Lydia, m. Zephaniah

Hack of Gr. 4 Mar. 1790. Sarah, m. Samuel Haskins, pub. 16 Nov.
1806.

Stewart, Daniel (otherwise written Steward and Stuart), by w. Pru-
dence, had Etkanah, b. 12 Aug. 1737; Samuel, h. 12 Oct. 1739, a member of
Capt. Samuel Robinson's company in the French War, and d. in the campaign
of 1756;! Hannah, b. 20 June 1747, m. William Sherman of Rochester 11

' Seth Stewart (or Stuart), b. in Roch- and lost his life in the same campaign, at
ester, was a member of the same company, the early age of 20 years.



508 STEWART — STONE.

Sep. 1 766. Daxiel the f. prob. came here from Rochester, and perhaps rem.
to Barnard with his son Elkamih.

2. Elkaxah, s. of Daniel (1), m. Lydia, prob. dau. of Elisha Cobb, 7 Sep.
1761, and had Priscilla, h. 3 May 1762, m. Fitch Button 5 Sep. 1782; Sam-
uel, b. 2 Dec. 1763, m. Sarah, dau. of Capt. Daniel Ei^ery, 22 Oct. 1789 (he
then res. in Barnard, where he had Polly, b. 14 Mar. 1790) ; Prudence, b. 11
Ap. 1765, m. Timothy Banister 5 Sep. 1782; Lydia, b. 19 Sep. 176 7, m. Asa
Paige 19 Feb. 1789; John, b. 19 July 1769; j/rwe.s, b. 19 Ap. 1771. Elka-
NAH the f. served in the French War 1755, and rem. to Barnard, Vt., as



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