Lucius R. (Lucius Robinson) Paige.

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early as 1779, where his tbi'ee daughters were married. He is said to have
d. of hydrophobia, being bitten by a mad wolf.

SusANXA, m. Ithamar Reed of Pet. 16 Jan. 1749-50. Peace, m. Samuel
Atwood 30 Ap. 1753. Daxiel, perhaps the same as Daxiel (1), m. Eunice
Allen 5 Sep. 1768.

Stockwell, Cyrus, resided here a short time only, but he left his mark.
In May 1818, he established a line of mail stages from AVorcester to North-
ampton, the first which ever passed through Hardwick, and maintained it
successfully for several years. He also kept a tavern in 1822 and 1823, soon
after which he removed to Worcester, where he long pursued the same busi-
ness. During his residence here, his son Stephen N. was born, 31 Aug. 1823,
who became eminent as a manager of i\\e Boston Journal. In an obituary pub-
lished in that paper, it is stated that " his journalistic career covers a term of
nearly forty years, and with the exception of brief periods of rest, he has
labored with great zeal in the field which he had chosen. From compositor
in his youth to the editorial chair, he has filled nearly every intermediate
position with rare ability and unsurpassed fidelity." He was also a member
of the Common Council of Boston and a representative and senator in the
General Court. He died in Roxbury 13 April 1881, aged 57.

2. SiMOX, by wife Sophia, had Sumner, b. 30 Dec. 1847; Emma Jane, b. 8
June 1858; Ida Josephine, b. 26 July 1863, d. 22 .lune 1879.

Mercy, of Prescott, m. Granger Peirce, pub. 18 Jan. 1832.

Stoxe, Joseph, s. of Joseph, and b. in Shrewsbury 12 Nov. 1789,
m. Patty Maynard of Shrewsbury, pub. 11 Mar. 1816, and had Harriet, b.
22 Jan. 1817, m. John Paige 23 Oct. 1845; Mary Field, b. 24 Sep. 1819, d.
unm. 29 Sep. 1838; Joseph, b. 29 Sep. 1821, d. 2 Mar. 1822; Martha, h. 29
June 1823, m. Charles jMandell 3 Mar. 1846; Lucretia, b. 15 Mar. 1825;
Louisa, b. 16 Ap. 1827, m. Charles P. Aiken 27 Sep. 1846. Joseph the f.
was a skilful and beloved physician. He came here in the spring of 1814,
immediately after the death of Dr. Beckwith, and for thirty-five years minis-
tered relief to suffering humanity. After his marriage he resided on the
Barre road, about half a mile from the Common, at the place marked '• Dr.
Stone " on the R. Map. His fellow citizens manifested their confidence in
him by electing him to various offices of trust and honor; he was deacon of
the Union Church; selectman seven years; town clerk twenty years, from
1829 to 1848 inclusive; member of the school committee eight years; dele-
gate to the Constitutional Convention in 1820; representative in 1823; and
senator in 1845 and 1846. He d. greatly lamented, 27 June 1849, a. 59.

2.X'harles, m. Mary , and had Mary E.,h. 1841, d. 13 Oct.

185^ a. 15; Syh-anus A., h. 6 Mar. 1844, d. 8 Aug. 1846; TT7///rtHi .4., b. —
Aug. 1847, d. 9 May 1854; Sarah Louisa, b. 25 Oct. 1853; John Franklin, b.
18 Sep. 1857.

3. Samuel, m. Elizabeth , and had a son, b. 20 Ap. 1844.

4. Jonx A., m. Roxana 'M. , and had Frank Eugene, b. 2 Jan. 1855;

Dwu/ht Warner, b. 25 Feb. 1857, d. 29 Mar. 1857; Dwight, b. 19 Jan. 1858,
d. 10 Feb. 1858; William Forest, b. 16 Jan. 1859; Nellie Maria, b. 29 July
1861.

5. Charles E., m. Lydia , and had Charles Albert, b. 9 Jan. 1858.

6. Hexky H., m. Mrs'. Iluldah B. Bliss 2 June 1870, and had Jennie Maria,
b. 4 July 1871 ; Emory Mitchell and Emerson Almon, twins, b. 13 Oct. 1873;
Martha Elizabeth, b. 26 Mar. 1876.



STONE — STURTEVANT. 509

John, m. Susanna Mandell 12 May 1768 (she d. at Dana 28 July 1844, a.
nearly 95). IIuldah, of Southborourrli, in. Azariah Banjrs, pub. 2 Mar.
1769. Joiix. Jr., of Gr., m. Betsey Bryant, pub. 16 Sep. 1798. Susanna,
of Dana, m. Thomas Haskins, pub. 25 Mar. 1818. John, m. Harriet Wel-
nian of Barre, pub. 27 Ap. 1818. Dr. William, of Enf., m. Mrs. Hannah
Jenney 23 Nov. 1819. Horace, m. Abigail Grant 14 Ap. 1822. Hosea,
m. Perna King 18 June 1824. Eliza, m. Moses Barnes 28 May 1826. Rev.
George, of Sandgate, Vt., m. Eluthera F. Lawton 10 July 1831. Fidelia,
of Pet., m. Calvin Sanford, pub. 4 Sep. 1841. Rev. William B., of W.
Brk., m. Pht-be W. Robinson 16 Feb. 1842. Mercy Ann, m. Augustus
Conkey of Mt. Morris, N. Y., 10 Mar. 1846. Hosea E., ni. Fanny Rich-
ardson, pub. 17 Oct. 1847. Clara B., m. John V. Presho 3 Ap. 1850. Sa-
mantha M., m. William P. Granger 28 Oct. 1852. Ellen, of Dana, m.
Elbridge Towne, pub. 24 Oct. 185 7. Clark, of Enf., m. J\lrs. Hannah
Danforth 30 Sep. 1858. Mary, m. Joseph Topp, pub. 30 July 1863. Caro-
line, m. Joseph St. John 10 Jan. 1869. Edgar F., m. Philena Robinson,
of Barre, 29 Jan. 1873.

Stowell, Isaac, m. Nabby , and had Sally, b. 9 Jan. 1783; Jotliam,

b. 15 May 1785; Nahhij, b. 7 Feb. 1788.

Abel, of Pet., m. Rachel Freeman, 5 July 1792. Charles, m. Ruth Bur-
den of Chariton, pub. 11 Oct. 1829. Avery W., ni. Caroline S. Ingraham of
Amh., pub. 14 Oct. 1845.

Stratton, Ichabod, a cooper, res. in Brk. 12 Feb. 1731-2. He subse-
quently removed to Hk. with his wife Elizabeth, who became a member of the
church 13 Nov. 1737. The date of his admiss-ion does not appear; but he was
manifestly a member, because he was called to account, 14 Nov. 1753, for ab-
senting himself " from the sacrament of the Lord's Supper," but afterwards
made his peace with the church. He d. 31 Oct. 1762; his wife Elizabeth d.
8 Nov. 1761. No record is found of their chil., who were prob. born in Brk.;
but they are supposed to have been parents of Francis, Ichabod, and Elizabeth,
who had a son, Judah, b. 18 July 1749, bap. 29 Ap. 1750, and who m. Thomas
Elwell, pub. 25 Ap. 1762.-

2. Francis, prob. s. of Ichabod (1), m. Eunice Corlie (or Kerley) 29 Ap.
1740, and had Sarah, b. 4 Feb. 1741 ; Martha, bap. 19 June 1743; Eunice, b.
18 Aug. 1744.

3. Ichabod, prob. s. of Ichabod (1), m. Abigail Church of Hadley 14 Oct.
1743; she d. 9 Ap. 1755, and he m. Hannah Goodnow 1 July 1755. His chil.
were Asa, b. 15 July 1744 (called David in baptismal record 22 July 1744);
Elihu, b. 25 Feb. 1745-6; John, b. 20 Ap. 1748; Marij, b. 2 Feb. 1749-50;
Jonathan, b. 6 Ap. 1756; Abigail, b. 9 Ap. 1757; Joel, b. 16 Oct. 1758.

Betty, widow of Jonathan Stratton of Marlborough, m. Elisha Hedge, pub.
4 Nov. 1765. She ret. to Marl., where she died; her son, Jonathan Stratton,
was appointed administrator 11 Mar. 1794.

Stuktevaxt, James, b. in Duxbury, by w. Sybil, had Subil, b. , m.

James Whipple, Jr., pub. 20 Feb. 1808 ;'J..va, b. in N. Br. about 1792; Marcia,

b. 1796, was pub. to Lyman Thomas 19 June 1815, and m. to Adin A.

Thompson 16 Dec. 1828; she d. in Phillipston 22 Feb. 1879, a. nearly 83;

James, b. ; Rowland, b. in Ware about 1810; Olive, b. , living in 1852.

James the f. d. here 30 Sep. 1829, a. 67; his w. Sybil d. 10 Mar. 1852, a.
nearly 88.

2. Asa, s. of James (1), m. Ruth Baker 1 May 1815, and had a child b. —

Ap. 1819, d. 12 May 1819 ; Seneca P., b. about 1820; <S R , b. about

1822, d. at Ware 18 Aug. 1862, a. 40; a child, b. , d. — June \^-2Q; James

W., b. ; Thomas R., b. ; George Ediuin, b. — Feb. 1834, d. 23 Jan.

1835; Asa Grafton, b. about 1835, a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, d. at
New York 28 Oct. 1862, a. 27; his head-stone is in the new cemetery. Asa is
supposed to have been father also of Prolexena, who m. Lorenzo Newland 22
Ap. 1835; Sybil P., who m. Elbridge C. Howard of Monson, pub. 23 IVIay
1846 ; and perhaps Cordelia A., of Gr., who m. Joseph P. Snow, pub. 29 Nov.
1851. Asa the f. d. 3 Feb. 1867, a. 74 years and 8 months ; his w. Ruth d. 29
Jan. 1871, a. 78.



610 STURTEVANT — SUMNER.

3. James, s. of James (1), m. , and bad Seneca, b. ; J(tmes IT., b.

; Chadea 0., b. ; Julia, b. 1826, d. 10 Dec. 1820, a. 3.

4. HoWLAND, s. of James (1), m. Mebetabel , and bad Eccbjn, b. about

1834, m. Aljjbeus S. Nye of Dana 2 Ap. 1854 ; Thaddeus, h. about 1840, d. at
Dana 18 Oct. 1869, a. 29 ; a cbild b. 31 July 1843, d. 15 Aug. 1843. How-
LAND tbe f. was a painter, and d. 21 Sep. 1843, a. 33.

5. Seneca P., s. of Asa (2), m. Sarah , and had James William, b. 4

July 1848, d. 9 Jan. 1874 ; Asa, b. 24 Feb. 1850, d. 23 Sep. 1853; a son b. 21
Dec. 1851; Ellen Louisa, b. 4 Ap. 1854. Seneca P. the f. d. 11 Jan. 1855, a.
34 years and 9 months.

6. James W., s. of Asa (2), ra. Anp;eline C. Cummings 27 Nov. 1850, and
had Fred, h. 29 Ap. 1854 ; Grace, b. 6 Feb. 1869, d. 12 Sep. 1869. James W.
the f., a wheelwright, res. on the road to Enfield, nearly three miles from the
Common.

7. Thomas R., s. of Asa (2), m. Frances E. Hazard of New Bedford, pub.

1852, and had Mart/ Litli/, b. 1 Ap. 1858.

8. Seneca, s. of Jnmes (3), m. Mary C , and had Albert S., h. about

1843, m. Sophia M. Patrill 14 Aug. 1866; she d. 10 Mar. 1877, a. nearly

39, and he m. Susan R. Richardson 4 Dec. 1877, and had George E., b. 25 Jan.
1881 ; Mary D., b. about 1845, m. Charles Newton 14 Mar. 1861; Sarah Hul-
dah, b. 15 Sep. 1846 (called Huldah H. in the record of her marriage), m. Elmer
L. Barnes 8 Jan. 1864; Charles Henry, b. 9 July 1848, m. Lauretta Hunter of
Presc, pub. 24 Dec. 1868; Ahhy Eudora, b. 7 June 1850, m. Alanson S. Bas-
sett 13 Oct. 1874; Flora Maria, b. 23 Mar. 1852, d. 23 July 1854; Flora
Maria, b. 3 Aug. 1854; Lendall Dicight, b. 3 May 1857, drowned 3 Aug. 1870;
Emma Angeline, b. 30 Oct. 1861, d. 20 Dec. 1861; Cora Emma, b. 28 Oct.
1865.

9. James H., s. of James (3), m. Maria A. Whipple, pub. 1 July 1853, and
had Cyrus Eston, b. 11 Jan. 1854; Eunice Celesfia, b. 12 July 1856, m. William
W. Johnson 18 Aug. 1880; Joel Rupert, b. 30 May 1861, d. 17 Oct. 1865;
Sarah Maria, h. 5 June 1865. James H. the f., a farmer, res. in the westerly
part of the town.

10. Charles O., s. of James (3), m. Mary Jane , and had Leon How-
ard, b. 5 Ap. 1867; Amy Florence, b. 15 July 1876 ; Edgar Leroy, b. 4 Nov.
1880.

Sullivan, Patrick, by w. Bridget, had/oAn, b. 28 July 1864; Bridget, b.
20 July 1866.

2. Eugene, m. Mary Sullivan, pub. 13 Sep. 1868, and had Daniel, b. 24
Nov. 1870.

3. Michael, by w. Mary, had Mary Ellen, b. 15 Mar. 1870; John, b. 18
Nov. 1871; Cornelius, b. 10 Mar. 1874; Dennis, b. 5 Nov. 1875; Francis, b. 2
Oct. 1877; William, b. 28 Sep. 1879.

Sumneu, William, s. of Roger, b. at Bicester, Eng., in 1605, came to New
Eng. in 1636, and settled at Dorchester, where he d. 9 Dec. 1688. He m.
Mary West 22 Oct. 1625, and had six chil., of whom the fourth was George,
b. 1634.

2. George, s. of AVilliam (1), was lieutenant, deacon, and representative.
He res. at INIilton, where he d. 11 Dec. 1715. He m. Mary Blake of North-
ampton, and had eight chil., of whom the sixth was Edward, b. 29 Aug.
1676.

3. Edward, s. of George (2), res. at Roxbury, and died there in 1763. He
was one of tbe early proprietors of Hardwick. He m. Elizabeth Clapp 25 Sep.
1701, and had eleven chil., of whom the youngest was Benjamin, b. 29 Dec.
1724.

4. Benjamin, s. of Edward (3), res. at Ashford, Conn., was captain, repre-
sentative, and deacon, and d. 4 Jan. 1803. He m. Bridget Perry 3 Oct. 1748,
and had thirteen chil., of whom the eldest was James Fitch, b. 29 July 1749.

5. James Fitch, s. of Benjamin (and cousin german to Governor Increase
Sumner), m. Ada BuUard of Dcdham 30 Sep. 1773 and had Sarah, b. 19 Oct.
1774, m. David Keyes of Eastford 30 Jan. 1793; Drusilla, b. 13 Ap. 1777,



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m. Murray Brown of Hk., and d. 9 Aug. 1837 ; William, b. 13 Aug. 1779, d.
here 7 Jan. 1837 ; Si/hil, b. 29 INIay 1782, m. Asa Raymond 16 Oct. 1803; Eliza-
beth, twin, b. 6 June 1785, d. 22 May 1789; Mciry, twin, b. 6 June 1785, d.
unni. 25 Sep. 1809; Benjamin, b. 17 "Feb. 1788; Irena, b. 15 Ap. 1793, m.
Thompson Howard 25 July 1816, and d. 15 Mar. 1872; Lucy, b. 22 Feb. 1797,
d. 13 Sep. 1803. James Fitch the f. res. at Ashford, Conn., until 1801, when
be came here and res. in the westerly part of the town. He was styled cap-
tain, and was " killed by a fall," 25 June 1803.

6. Ben.jamin, s. of James Fitch (5), m. Mary Osborn of Ware 10 Oct.
1816, and had James Fitch, b. 4 Sep, 1817; George, b. 30 July 1819; Elizabeth
Clark; b. 16 Aug. 1822, d. 8 Sep. 1822; Isaiah Clark; b. 16 Oct. 1823; Sarah
Broicn, b. 14 May 1826, m. Converse, and d. 10 Ap. 1845; William Ben-
jamin, b. 21 Jan. 1833, d. 27 July 1845. Benjamin the f. d. at Ware 21
Sep. 1855; his w. Mary d. here 29 Aug. 1850.

7. James Fitch, s. of Benjamin (6), m. Martha Ann Converse of W^are
1843, and had Martha Lucinda, b. 3 Jan. 1844.

8. George, s. of Benjamin (6), m. Melina A., dau. of Jason Thayer of
Amherst, 2 Oct. 1845, and had George William, b. 9 Nov. 1846, d. 17 Aug.
1849; Virgil Maro, b. 9 June 1849, d. 16 Aug. 1849. George the f. d. 16
May 1850; his w. Melina A. m. William Cummings of Ware 27 May 1856.

9. Isaiah Clark, s. of Benjamin (6), m. Louisa Turner of Pelham 3 Feb.
1846, and had Benjamin Clark, b. 30 Jan. 1849; Mary Louisa, b. 21 Nov.
1850, m. Walter Peirce 12 Ap. 1871; Samuel Ambrose, b. 12 Nov. 1853;
Charles Wyman, b. 20 Aug. 1856; Elizabeth Abigail, h. 7 Oct. 1859, m. Albert
Marsh 7 0>ct. 1876. Isaiah Clark the f. d. at Ware 3 June 1882.

10. Benjamin Clark, s. of Isaiah Clark (9), m. Louisa Haskins 21 Sep.
1870, and had George, b. 31 Aug. 1871.

Many particulars concerning this family are gathered from the Sumner
Genealogy.

SwASEY, Betsey, m. John Coloney 3 Aug. 1788.

Swift, Nathan, of Rut. Dist. (Barre), m. Mary Willis 8 Sep. 1774.
Orville, of Wilmington, Vt., m. Hannah Spooner 5 June 1832. Martin
J. Jr., of Bridgewater, m. Louisa S. Ames 11 Dec. 1845. Mary A., of
Bridgewater, m. Harrison F. Barnes 12 June 1861.

Taylor, Jonathan, by w. , had Stephen, bap. 25 Ap. 1762; Rebecca,

bap. 23 Sep. 1764; David, bap. 26 July 1767.

2. Seth, m. Mehetabel , and had Mehetabel, h. about 1772, m. Seth

Spooner 19 Feb. 1795, and d. 12 May 1812, a. 40; Sylva7ius, b. about 1774;
Seth, b. about 1776, m. Rhoda Granger of N. Br., pub. 5 Feb. 1804, and d. 7
June 1811, a. 35. leaving an only dau. Harriet; Betsey, b. 1778, m. Mar-
tin Rogers 30 Nov. 1797, and d. 14 Nov. 1853, a. 75 vears and 10 months;
Enos, b. about 1780, m. Mary Taylor, 22 Nov. 1801, and d. 13 Nov. 1822, a.
42 ; Nathan, b. about 1782; Olive, b. prob. about 1784, m. Ammi Taylor of
Fairlee, Vt., 14 Sep. 1800; Rhoda, b. about 1789, d. unm. 20 Nov. 1811, a.
22. No record is found of the birth of these children; the dates are estimated
by comparison with the dates of marriages and deaths. Seth the f. was
styled captain ; he d. suddenly at Boston, where he was transacting some busi-
ness, 5 or 7 July 1811, a. 66; his w. Mehetabel d. 22 July 1832, a. 91.

3. Sylvanus, s. of Seth (2), m. Eunice Bridges 19 Nov. 1801; she d. 24
Jan. 1819, a. 50, and he m. Anna Dewin of Brk., pub. 30 Jan. 1820. His
chih were Mary Mixter, b. 8 June 1804, m. Hiram Gorham 26 Nov. 1829;
Lyman, b. 1 Nov. 1808. Sylvanus the f. res. near Barre, at the place
marked " S. Taylor" on the R. Map, and was the proprietor of " Taylor's
Mills." He d. 5 Ap. 1849, a. 75; his w. Anna d. 19 June 1841, a. 63.

4. Nathan, s. of Seth (2), m. Susanna Gorham of Barre, pub. 27 Nov.
1806, and had five children, who were all bap. with the mother, 18 May 1820,
namely, Mehetabel, Fanny, Levina (perhaps the same who m. Gardner Hatha-
way, pub. 25 Aug. 1855); John Gorham, b. about 1812, d. at Springf. 1 Aug.
1866, a. 54 ; Nathan, b. about 1815, m. Lucy S. Haven of Barre 7 Dec. 1853.
Nathan the f. d. 11 May 1815, a. 32.



512 TAYLOR — THAYER.

5. Lymax, s. of Sylvanus (3), m. Adeline M. Howland 28 Nov. 1839, and
had Man/ A. G., h. 29 Nov. 1844, d. 27 Aug. 1848; Sylvanus, b. 25 Mar. 1847;
George ILnoland, b. 5 Aug. 1849; James Barnard, b. 15 Aug. 1850.

Bartholomew, soldier in the French War, killed in battle 8 Sop. 1755.
Edward, m. Lydia Haskell 23 Nov. 1775. Susaxna, of Athol, m. Nathaniel
Merrick 23 Oct. 1797. Lemuel F., m. Cassandra D. Dexter 9 Ap. 1835.
Leonora, m. Victor Robert, pub. 9 Nov. 1867. Harriet, dau. of Samuel
and Lavinia, d. 16 Oct. 1803, a. 3 years and 9 months. John, formerly of
Wrentham, d. 27 Sep. 1811, a 65.1

Terry, Johx, Jr., m. Sarah Ramsdell 26 Sep. 1 782, and had prob. John,
b. about 1783; SaHy, b. 14 Dec. 1786, d. 18 Oct. 1795; prob. Reuel, b. about

1789; m. Dolly Winslow of Ware, pub. 15 Dec. 1810; Phebe, b. 1791, d.

8 Oct. 1795, a. 4; Sylvanus, b. 1793, d. 12 Oct. 1795, a. 2 ; prob. Otis, b.

about 1795; a child b. Feb. 1799, d. 31 Oct. 1802; a child b. — May

1801, d. 24 Oct. 1802. Mrs. Sarah Terry d. 8 Aug. 1802, a. 40.

2. Johx, prob. s. of John (1), m. Ruth Dana 17 May 1804, and had AlvaJi,
b. 11 Ap. 1805 ; Sarah, h. 20 Dec. 1806, m. Oren Ramsdell 8 June 1823 ; Ruth,
b. 25 Mar. 1809, m. John P. Marsh of AVare, pub. 31 Oct. 1840, and d. 30
Nov. 1878; Horace, h. 6 July 1811; Alanson, b. 24 July 1814, d. 7 May 1816 ;
Sylvia, b. 25 Aug. 1818 or 1819, m. Festus Alden of Gr. 10 Sep. 1840 ; Phebe,
b. 14 Mar. 1824; William A., b. 12 Mar. 1830. (The last two chil. appear to
have been by second wife, Esther.)

3. Otis, prob. s. of John (1), m. Cynthia Ruggles 6 Mar. 1817, and had
Otis Lysander, bap. 24 May 1818.

4. Horace, m. Eunice A. Rogers, pub. 7 Ap. 1843, and had John, b. 11
Mar. 1844; Eunice R.,h. 4 Jan. 1846; Ruth Elizabeth, b. 17 Nov. 1851, d. 7
Dec. 1853.

Phebe, m. David Bassett 11 Dec. 1782. Lydia, m. Rev. Joshua Crosby
of Gr. (now Enfield), 8 Feb. 1790. Joanxa, a widow, d. 6 Jan. 1814, a. 88.

Thayer, Ben.jamin, b. in Mansfield, m. Polly Stetson 22 Sep. 1793, and
had Sophia, b. about 1794, m. Jeremiah Thurston, and d. at Gr. 7 Jan. 1858,

a. 64; Relief, h. about 1798, m. Ephraim Amsden, Jr., of Gr. 15 Oct. 1816,
and d. at Ware 27 May 1868, a. 70 ; Hannah, b. about 1800, d. unm. at Dana

21 Feb. 1864, a. 63 years and 2 months; Benjamin, b. 1810, d. 11 Sep.

1813, a. 3 years. Bexjamin the f. d. 11 Nov. 1851, a. 86.

2. James, perhaps brother of Benjamin (1), m. , and had Ira, b.

1794, d. 3 Oct. 1813, a. 19. James the f. d. 7 July 1820, a. 60.

A " widow Thayer " d. 31 Aug. 1825; age not stated.

3. Samuel, perhaps brother (or possibly son) of Benjamin (1), m. Fanny
Richardson, pub. 27 Jan. 1812, and had James H., b. about 1816 ; Lendall \V.,

b. about 1818, m. Clarissa C. Skinner 7 Sep. 1843, and d. 8 Ap. 1852, a. 34;
Ansel W., h. about 1822, m. Bodicea Pike 12 Dec. 1854, and d. 12 Aug. 1856,
a. 34. Samuel the f. d. 11 Feb. 1873, a. 85 years and 6 months; his w.
Fanny d. 3 Dec. 1869, a. 79.

4. Del, parentage not ascertained, m. Lydia , and had Augusta, b. 2

Mar. 1800; Thomas W., b. 3 Dec. 1803, d. 18 Ap. 1804; Elbridge Gerry, b.
21 Oct. 1805; Nathan Wood, b. 7 Nov. 1808.

5. HosEA, of Dana, m. Syrena Whipple, pub. 26 Ap. 1819, and had Joel,
b. 1821.

6. Erastus, m. Ruby Whipple 26 May 1830, and had Elmer M., h.

1840; Sarah, b. 7 Dec. 1844, d. 28 Jan. 1845. Erastus the f. d. 16 Mar.
1848, a. 35.

7. JoxAS H., s. of Samuel (4), m. ]\Iary Ann ; she d. 11 Jan. 1865, a.

50, and he m. Clarissa C, widow of his brother Lendall W. Thayer, 4 Nov.
1866. Some of his chil. were (prob.) Joh7i Porter, b. about 1837, accidentally
killed near Princeton, N. J., in Sep. 1859, a. 22 ; Julia Ann, b. about 1840,
m. Constantine Smith 3 July 1856, and (2d) Francis P. Weeks 26 June 1872,
and d. 4 May 1874; Scott Leroy, b. about 1847. JoNAS H. the f. d. 17 May
1871, a 55.

1 Several members of the Taylor family were buried iu a private cemetery near the
Barre line.



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8. Ezra, ra. Julia , and had Zacliary Tatjlor, b. 8 July 1848, d. at Dana

29 Nov. 1864.

9. Joel, s. of Hosea (5), m. Jane F. Converse 28 Nov. 1849, and had Ida
Luella, b. here 29 May 1853, tliough the father is styled of Dana in the record
of marriage.

10. Andrew J., m. Sylvia B. Johnson, pub. 24 Nov. 1855, and had Philip
E(hcin,h. 12 Mai>-1858; Carrie CiviUa, b. 24 Nov. 1861; Arthur Freeman, b.
6 Mar. 1866. "'^

11. Samuel E., m. Hortensia Norcutt, pub. 22 Nov. 1859, and had LiUie
Maria, b. 18 July 1862; Henry Alanson, h. 30 Jan. 1866; Emily W., b. 12
Mar. 1874 ; Charles Mitchell, b. 1 July 1875.

12. Elmer M., s. of Erastus (6), m. Marv Ellen Forbes 10 July 1861, and
had Jennie A.,h. 1862, m. James T. Kellogg of Gr. 25 Nov. 1880.

13. Scott Leroy, s. of Jonas H. (7), m. Balarah Allen 3 Nov. 1867, and
had Ahhie Florence, b. 26 July 1868 ; John Porter, b.— Aug. 1870, d. 11 Mar.
1871; Alice G., b. 15 Sep. 1872, d. 14 Oct. 1872; Anna Lura, b. 14 July
1875, d. 10 Sep. 1875.

14. Charles AV., m. Harriet R. Stephens 12 Oct. 1871, and had Eva May,
b. 8 Yah. 18 72.

15. George W., m. Mary Ann , and had a son b. 4 Dec. 1876.

Grindall and wife came here from Wrentham in 1769. John, a Revolu-
tionary soldier from 1778 to 1781, m. Exe (Achsah'?) Powers of Gr., pub.
5 Nov. 1780. Ephraim, was a corporal in the army, 1777; and Samuel,
was a soldier from 1778 to 1781, but no further trace of them appears. Ra-
chel, m. Henry Butterfield of (ir. 20 Nov. 1783. Mary, of Pet., m. Ebenezer
Sprout 11 Dec. 1783. Abigail, m. Silas Richardson 26 Nov. 1789. Sally,
m. Moses Whipple 31 Due. 1789. William, m. Mary Stephens 28 Nov.
1793. Hannah, m. Jacob Stephens, pub. 8 Nov. 1796, and d. 17 May 1830,
a. 57. Nancy, m. John Johnson, pub. 10 Nov. 179 7. Sally, m. Aaron
Johnson of Gr. 4 Oct. 1798. Lina, m. George Marsh of Pet, pub. 9 Ap.
1801. Clarissa, m. John AVild of Butternuts, N. Y., pub. 15 Feb. 1819.
John, m. Susan Simmons, pub. 7 Feb. 1820. Annis, m. William Kelly, pub.
25 Dec. 1820. Caleb, m. Hannah Stephens, pub. 16 Mar. 1823. Martha,
m. David Whipple, pub. 26 Jan. 1827. Ci villa R., m. Philip Johnson,
pub. 20 Mar. 1830. Sally W., m. Solomon G. Towne of Winchendon 13
May 1834. Susan, m. Newell Bacon 31 Dec. 1839. William A., m. Sarah
Ann Weaver 9 May 1850. Mary Ann, m. George W. Richardson, pub.

1854. Balarah, dau. of Joel, d. 21 Sep. 1810, a. 17. INIelzar, s. of

Joel, d. 12 Mar. 1814, a. 19.

Thomas, W'illiam, was one of the very earliest pioneers in the settlement
of Hardwick, having a house here as early as 13 Dec. 1732. He res. on the
old road from the Furnace Village to Gllbertville, at the place marked " C.
Paige " on the R. Map.^ His w. Patience d. 27 Oct. 1746, and he was pub.
to Susanna Marble of Stow 11 Ap. 174 7,^ and d. 22 May 174 7, a. prob.
about 60. He was a member of the first board of selectmen after the town
was incorporated in 1739, and manifestly a man of much energy .^ His chil.
who shared in the division of his comparatively large estate, 11 May 1749,
were Anion (eldest son) ; Zeroiah, b. 1709, m. Samuel Marsh, and (2d) Isaiah
Pratt 2 Mar. 1746-7, and d. 18 Ap. 1798, a. 89; Temperance, b. , m. Ed-
mund Jordan; Hannah, b. , m. Isaiah Glazier 8 Nov. 1738; Elizabeth, b.

, m. Edmund Grover ; Daniel; Nathan; Aaron, m. Elizabeth Marvile of

Brk., pub. 27 Jan. 1749-50; Israel, b. 7 Aug. 1735. {Mary, b. 3 Mar. 1731-2,
had prob. d. young.)

1 He devoted a spot on his farm to the 3 j once supposed this William Thomas to
burial of the dead, which was rudelj' dis- have been the first school-master in Hard-
turbed in 1871, when excavations were made wick, 1745; but afterwards found evidence
for the Wave River Railroad. that tiie school-master was of Marlborough,

2 No record is found of the marriaj^e; and and father of Robert 15. Thomas, the "Far-
as he lived so short a time after the iiiten- mer's Almanac " maker.

tion was published, it may be doubted
whether it was consummated.
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614 THOMAS.

2. Amos, s. of William (1), m. Abigail , and had Elizabeth, b. 4 July

1738 ; William, b. 18 Sep. 1739, d. young; Abigail, h. 3 Mar. 1741. m. Sam-
uel Beals 31 July 1767; Olive, h. 1 Dec. 1742, prob. d. young; WiUicmi, b. 6
Aug. 1744; Ajiws, b. 6 Ap. 1746; Joseph, b. 24 May 1748 ; Daniel, b. 5 May
1750; Merci/, b. 6 Ap. 1752, m. Luke Bonney 5 Nov. 17 72; Imac, b. 13 July
1754, d. 18 Dec. 1755. Amos the f. was a farmer, res. about half a mile south
of his father's homestead, at the place marked " Moultou " on the R. Map,
and d. 31 July 1754.

3. Nathax, s. of William (1), m. Hepzibah , and had Mary, b. 11

Jan. 1743-4; Nathan, b. 12 Nov. 1745; Patience, b. 31 Jan. 174 7-8.

4. William, s. of Amos (2), was a physician, and res. in Brk. ; he m. Abiel
Collins 23 Aug. or Sep. 1765, and among his chil. were Arfjalas (whose name
was changed, in manhood, to Samuel Beals Thonuis), a noted keeper of a
hotel, opposite to the court-house in Worcester; and Sylvanus, an innholder in
the westerly part of West Brookfield. Dr. William the f. d. in Mar. 1805,

a. 60.

5. Amos, s. of Amos (2), m. Eunice Bangs 20 Dec. 17 70, and had Isaac, b.
11 or 13 July 1771, d. 19 Ap. 1842; Nathaniel, b. 13 or 21 Feb. 1773, d. 8
Dec. 1851 ; Amos, h. 24 Oct. 1774, d. 29 July 1853 ; Abigail, h. 13 Mar. 1776,
d. 11 Sep. 18G2; Eunice, b. 11 Feb. 1778, d. 8 Ap. 1852; David, b. 24 Oct.



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