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M., b. 20 June 1832, m. Calvin W. Mann 2 Ap. 1856; Georye P., b. 22 July
1834. JNIosES M. the f. was a farmer, and res. on the road between the roads
to Gilbertville and to Ware, nearly two miles from the Common, at the place
marked "Mr. AVarner " on the R. Map. In 1838 he rem. to Sterling, 111.,
and d. in Lyndon, 111., 31 Jan. 1876, a. nearly 83 ; his w. Orrel survived, and
res. with her sons at Sterling.

18. Daniel, s. of Jonathan (14), ra. Nancy, dau. of Deac. Henry Fish, 29
May 1821, and had Henry Fish, b. 28 Feb. 1822, d. unm. 22 Sep. 1868; twins,
b. and d. in 1825; Elizabeth Ann, b. 6 Sep. 1826, d. unm. 19 Nov. 1850;
George, b. 14 Ap. 1830; Lucy Jane, b. 15 June 1835, m. Samuel A. Howe of
Barre 8 Jan. 1859. Daniel the f. was a farmer, and res. near the central
bridge over Ware River, at the place marked " D. Warner " on the R. Map;
be afterwards bought the estate on the easterly road to Gilbertville, nearly
two miles from the Common, marked " Mr. Bolster " on the R. Map. He d.

23 Sep. 1876, a. 77; his w. Nancy d. 2 Feb. 17 75, a. 7 7.

19. Lewis, s. of Jonathan (14), ra. Vironia, dau. of John Anderson of
N. Br., pub. 2 Ap. 1827 ; she d. 6 July 1853, a. 47, and he m. Susan Weeks
of Oakham, pub. 21 June 1856. His chil. were Jonathan, b. 26 Jan. 1828;
Charles L., b. 27 June 1831; Susan A., b. 4 Mar. 1834. Lewis the f. was a
farmer, and after a tempoi'ary absence ret. to Hk., and res. near " Taylor's
Mills," at the place marked " Dea. Amidon " on the R. Map. He d. 11 Sep.
1875, a. 74.

20. William Augustus, s. of Jonathan (14), m. Elizabeth F., dau. of
Silas Billings, 24 May 1832, and had Harriet Elizabeth, b. 7 July 1834, m.
Harmon C. Spooner 16 Jan. 1862; William Augustus, b. 15 Ap. 1837; Silas
Franklin, h. 21 July 1843, d. 21 Nov. 1845; Mary Ann, h. 28 July 1846, m.
Henry G. Towne 1 Jan. 1872; Julia Maria, h. 11 Jan. 1851. William
Augustus the f. inherited the homestead, and was accounted one of the best
farmers in the town. He d. 30 Aug. 1878, a. 74; his w. Elizabeth F. d. 11
May 1878, a. 65.

21. Levi Whipple, s. of Jonathan (14), m. Luthera, dau. of Ezra Clark,
10 Ap. 1832, and had William B., b. 10 Dec. 1832, d. 1 Jan. 1833 ; Caroline
Maria, b. 12 Oct. 1835, m. Eleazar Damon of Ware 2 Aug. 1854; Emeline
Frances, b. 3 Aug. 1837. Levi Whipple the f., a farmer, d. 28 July 1844, a.
38; his w. Luthera m. William E. Bassett 25 Dec. 1851.

22. Francis G., s. of Giles (16), m. Louisa Sturtevant, pub. 20 Dec. 1851,
and had Clare?ice Alfred, b. 26 Ap. 1852, d. 28 Ap. 1873 ; Mary Louisa, b. 9
July 1861. Francis G. the f. was a farmer, inherited the homestead, and d.
12 Sep. 1863, a. 34.

23. George, s. of Daniel (18), m. Mary A. Walker 17 Oct. 1855; she d.

24 Nov. 1856, a. 21, and he in. Harriet, dau. of John Wheeler, 21 Oct. 1858.
His chil. were Mary Elizabeth, b. 22 Sep. 1856; Sarah Esther, b. 16 Dec.
1859, d. 31 Dec. 1859; George Franklin, b. 11 June 1862, d. 25 Jan. 1863;
Haltie Sophia, b. 6 Nov. 1865; George Daniel, b. 5 Nov. 1867. George the
f., a farmer, inherited the homestead; he was assessor seven years, and has
been selectman from 1876 to the present time.

24. Charles L., s. of Lewis (19), m. Caroline Wallace of Barre, pub. 24
Jan. 1861, and had Lewis, b. 13 Sep. 1865. Charles L. the f., a farmer and
deacon, res. on the easterly road to Gilbertville, at the place marked " Dea.
Fish " on the R. Map.

25. AV^iLLiAM Augustus, s. of William Augustus (20), m. Caroline A. Sib-
ley 15 Nov. 1860, and had William Paige, b. 6 Feb. 1871, d. 2 July 1872.
William Augustus the f., a farmer, has been deacon of the church, and
member of the school committee many years; also a member of the Massa-
chusetts Board of Agriculture.



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26. DwiGHT, b. in Prescott, m. Mehetabel Knapp of Pet., pub. 7 Sep. 1852,
and d. 7 May 1857, a. 46. By a former wife he had Emelliie L., b. about
1836, m. Jonas H. Allen of Wore. 3 Feb. 1858; Livia A., b. about 18-17, m.
Henry G. Hutchinson of Wore. 6 Dec. 1865.

27. Walter W., m. R. Alice Cleveland, pub. 2 Dec. 1852, and had a son
b. 6 Aug. 1858.

28. Moses, m. Lucy , and had Joseph, b. 7 Ap. 1864.

Samuel, of Springf., m. Clarissa Richards 11 July 1820. Eli, of N. Br.,
m. Lucia A. Cleveland 1 Ap. 1845. Sarah A., of N. Br., m. Philip Aniidon,
pub. 14 Nov. 1848. Emerson, of N. Br., m. L. Anoeline Cleveland, pub. 18
Jan. 1851. John, d. 5 May 1844, a. 64. Gilman E., a soldier in the Union
Army, d. at Hickman Bridge 22 Sep. 1863, a. 23.

Warren, Benjamin, m. Mary Maccoye 29 May 1744, and had Benjamin,
b. 9 Sep. 1745 ; Asahel, b. 2 Nov. 1748. Benjamin the f. was a tailor, and d.
19 Sep. 1750; his w. Mary m. Benjamin Stearns of Rut. 12 Nov. 1753.

2. Asahel, s. of Benjamin (1), ni. Margaret , and had John, b. 6 July

1772; Locisa, b. 30 Sep. 1773; David, b. 7 Oct. 1775.

3. David, m. Anna Boolen 17 Feb. 1791, and had David, b. 9 Oct. 1791 ;
Anna, b. 5 Ap. 1793.

4. Isaac, ra. Mercy, dau. of Daniel Thomas, 19 Oct. 1800, and had Min-
erva, b. 6 July 1801 ; Anson, b. 20 Sep. 1802 ; Cyrus, b. 1804; William,

b. 1 Nov. 1805, d. 8 Sep. 1814; Lucinda, b. 25 Feb. 1807; Mary, b. 29 Mar.
1809 ; Henry, b. 9 Mar. 1812; Maria Emeline, b. 4 July 1814. Isaac the f.
•was a worthy mechanic, and res. near Gilbertville, but rem. to Weathersfield,
Vt., about 1817.

Washburn, Joseph, b. in Bridgewater, m. Hannah Johnson, and had

Seth, b. 1723; Elijah, b. ; Ebenezer, b. 1734; Ahiah, b. ,

ni. Jacob Wicker 1747 ; Sarah, b. , m. Joseph Cerley; Mary, b. ,

m. Clough of Stafford, Conn. Joseph the f. rem. from Bridgewater to

Middletown, Conn., and thence to Leicester before 1745. He d. in 1759 ; his
w. Hannah d. in 1780, a. 87. See Washburn's Hist, of Leicester, pp. 412, 413.

2. Joseph, s. of Josiali, and a kinsman of Joseph (1), was b. in Bridge-
water, 1705, m. Deliverance Orcutt, and had Joseph, h. 1729; Jeremiah,

b. 1731; Hannah, b. 1733, m. Deac. Seth Pratt 1752; Joanna,

b. 1736, m. Solomon Leonard, Jr. ; Syloanus, b. 1738; Eliab, b.

1740; Eiiphalet, b. 1742; Martha, b. 1744, m. Elijah Edson

1766, and rem. to N. Br. Joseph the f. was a captain, res. at Bridgew., and

d. 1766 ; his w. Deliverance m. Packard, and d. 1790, a. 88.

See JNlitchell's Hist, of Bridc/eicater, p. 326.

3. Ebenezer, s. of Joseph (1), m. Dorothy Newhall, and had Artemas, b. 16
Oct. 1767, a member of the senior class in Harvard College, d. of small-pox at
Lancaster, in Dr. Atherton's Hospital, 23 Sep. 1792; Dolly, h. 31 Jan. 1770,
d. unm. 28 Ap. 1835 ; Ebenezer, h. 25 Oct. 1772, a clergyman, d, at Racine, Wis.,
29 Dec. 1857 ; Cyrus, b. 5 Nov. 1774; Clarissa, h. 26 May 1777, m. Thomas Eg-
ery 28 Ap. 1796 ; Hannah,h. 20 Oct. 17 79, d. 15 Dec. 1781 ; he had also ^Swsanraa,

b. , d. 12 Aug. 1771. Ebenezer the f. taught schoolin Leicester several

years, and after his removal to Hk. was engaged in the same occupation; he was
generally known as "Master Washburn." He was also the village poet, and
many of his rhymes may be read on the head-stones in the old burial-ground.
He was lieutenant of the famous company of " minute-men" which responded
to the Lexington alarm in Ap. 1775, and was afterwards quartermaster in the
army. He d. 24 Jan. 1795, a. 60 ; his w. Dorothy d. 29 Oct. 1807, a. 67.

4. Joseph, s. of Josepli (2), m. Mary Washburn, and had Levi, b.

1757; Lavinia, b. 1763; Mary, b. 1764, all b. at Bridgewater; he

rem. thencre to Hk., and res. not far from the Furnace, in which he seems to
have had some interest.

5. Sylvanus, s. of Joseph (2), ni. Melicent Richards 7 ]\Iar. 1765, and

had a child b. , d. here 9 Nov. 1769 ; Sylcatius, b. 1 June 1773 ; Stephen,

b. 28 Nov. 1774: Melicerd, b. 10 May 1778, d. 14 Oct. 1778. Sylvanus the
£., a housewright, rem. from Bridgewater to Hk. as early as 1769, was town



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clerk ten j^ears, from 1778 to 1787, and assessor for the same years, except
1781. He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, and many anecdotes
of his shrewd sayino;s were current half a century ago. His record of the an-
nual town-meeting in INIarch 1787 is characteristic: "The Town met and pro-
ceeded as follows, viz. (1) Chose Gen. Jonathan Warner Moderator, and then
after quarrelling the remainder of the day, voted to adjourn the meeting to
Monday the second day of April next at nine o'clock in the morning." Brief,
distinct, and doubtless strictly true, as this meeting occurred when the Shays
excitement was at fever heat. At the adjourned meeting Mr. Washburn was
reelected clerk and assessor, but resigned both offices and removed to Barnard,
Vt. The vacancies were filled 2 July 1787.

6. Elipiialet, s. of Joseph ("2), m. Anna, dau. of Caleb Benjamin, 19 Sep.
1769, and had Naomi, b. 24 Oct. 17 70, m. Silas Newton 9 Ap. 1789; Elifiha-
let, b. 16 Aug. 1772, d. 2 Feb. 1796; Luther, b. 18 July 1774, m. Kate Cutter of
Lancaster 25 Mar. 1799, rem. to Lanesboro' and tlience to Piltsfield ; "he

was an able lawyer and a prominent citizen ; " ^ he d. 1838; liufus, b. 12

May 1776; Calcin, b. 15 May 1778; Anna, b. 21 May 1780, m. Benjamin W.
Childs 25 Nov. 1798 ; Triphena, b. 12 May 1782, prob. d. young; Cjjnthia, b.
22 June 1784, m. Isaac Thomas 27 Nov. 1805; Delj/hia, b. 12 June 1787; Reuel,
b. 22 June 1789, m. Mrs. Sophia Moody 13 Jan. 1817, inherited the home-
stead, but rem. to Ware, where he d. 22 Dec. 1869, a. 80; Juliana, b. 8 Oct.
1791. Eliphalet the f. was a farmer, and res. on the road to Ware, three
miles from the Common, at the place marked " T. Newcomb " on the R. Map.
He d. 14 Dec. 1816, a. 74 ; his w. Anna d. 15 Oct. 1814, a. 68.

7. Cyrus, s. of Ebenezer (3), m. Electa Stratton of Vernon, Vt. ; she d. 26
Jan. 1806, and he m. Rhoda Field of Northfield 19 Aug. 1806; she d., and he
m. Luc}', dau. of Timothy Hathawa}-, jHib. 24 Sep. 1827. His chil. b. here
were Cyrus,h. 12 Nov. 1800, d. 28 Mar. 1802; Electa, bap. 5 Mar. 1803, d. 9

Mar. 1803. After his removal he had Albert Alden, b. , res. in Vernon,

Vt. ; lloxana Stratton, b. , m. N. F. Bryant, Esq.; Clarasa, b. , d. unm.

at Vernon 1878. Cyrus the f. taught school and afterwards practised

medicine here, residing at the north end of the Common, near the spot marked
" P. Hammond " on the R. Map. " He rem. to Vernon, Vt., 1803, was pres-
ident of the Vt. Med. Society several years, town clerk and superintendent of
schools more than twenty j'ears ; " ^ he wasjustice of the peace from 1805, and
probabls- married more couples than any other person in Vermont. He d. at
Vernon" 2 Mar. 1860, a. 85.

8. Philip, prob. s. of William of Bridgewater, b. 1743, ni. Sarah, dau. of
Nathan Carpenter, 8 Jan. 1767, and had Hepzibah, b. 23 Aug. 1768; Marvel,
b. 17 Dec. 1770.

9. RuFUS, s. of Eliphalet (6), m. Thankful Cutter of Lancaster 25 Mar.
1799, and had Nancy C, b. 7 Mar. 1801 ; Lorenzo C, b. 3 Ap. 1806 ; Lionel iV.,
b. 18 June 1808; Catherine, b. 10 June 1810.

Elisiia and family, and William and family, came here from Bridgewater
in 1770. Elijah, m. Mary Winchester 1 Jan. 1778. Azubah, of Stafford,
m. Silas Dean, Jr., pub. 23 Feb. 1783. Lydia, m. Israel Cummings, pub. 4
Sep. 1785. RuFUS, Jr., of Johnstown, N. Y., m. Laura L. Knowles 21 Feb.
1837. Elizabeth, widow of Robert, d. 12 Sep. 1847, a. 91.

Watkins, Darius, m. Rebecca Weeks of Ware, pub. 8 Nov. 1760, and
had Rhoda, b. 5 Nov. 1761 ; Bethia, b. 15 Aug. 1762; Stephen, b. 18 July 1765,
rem. to Wendell; Darius, b. 10 Sep. 1767, prob. m. Cilda Thayer of Dana,

pub. 3 Sep. 1812 ; David, b. 2 June 1769, m. Polly , who d. 5 Dec. 1795,

and he m. Hannah Garfield of Cambridge 30 May 1798.

2. Geokge L., m. Christina Bonney 11 Mar. 1858, and h.a.Oi Julia Jeanette,
b. 30 Aug. 1867; Nellie, b. — May 1872, d. 3 Nov. 1873.

Watsox, Thankful, of N. Br., m. Paul Eager, i)ub. 22 Oct. 1797. Su-
KEY, m. Royal Dennis 6 Oct. 1802. Lucinda, of the Gore, d. 2 Oct. 1804, a.
nearly 17.

Weaver, Bexjamin F., m. Sarah II. Russell of Ware, pub. 22 Oct. 1827;

1 Uist. ofPittsfidd, ii. 439. 2 Simngfield Republican, 18G0.



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she d. 14 Ap. 1854, a. 45, and he m. Mary Ann Wellman, pub. 12 Sep. 1854.

He had Sandfonl, b. 18 July 1850, d. 14 Mar. 1870; Hannah G., b. 1835,

m. Whitman, and d. at Athol 9 May 1880, a. 45. He was perhaps father

also of George 11., b. about 1830, m. Caroline S. Peyton 1 Feb. 1854; Sarah

Ann, b. about 1832, ni. William A. Thayer,-9 May 1850; Dioight /., b. ,

m. Mary S. Bassett of Ware, pub. 8 Mar. 1853; Mary E., b. , m. George

A. Streeter of Southbridge, pub. 8 Mar. 1853. Benjamin F. the f. d. 16
Mar. 1862, a. 61.

Hannah, d. 3 Dec. 1851, a. 87.

Wkbb, John, m. Priscilla, dau. of Thomas Winslow of Harwich, 12 Dec.
1773; she d. in child-bed 28 Mar. 1785, a. 28, and he m. Lydia Thomas
27 Ap. 1786; she d. 20 Dec. 1801, a. 46, and he m. Lydia Forl^es of Barre,
pub. 25 Nov. 1804. His chil. were John, h. at Barnstable 18 Feb. 17 75, d.,
unm., at sea about 1805; George Washington, b. here 29 Sep. 1776 ; Wlnsloio,
b. 4 June 17 78, m. Betsey Means of Freeport, Me., and d. at Turner, Me., in
June 1843; Elisha, b. 14 Sep. 1780, unm., drowned at sea 24 Sep. 1805; Bet-
sey, b. 5 Dec. 1782, m. Ezra Clark 17 Nov. 1803, and (2d) Capt. Benjamin
Faitre 6 June 1819, and d. 16 Mar. 1856; Joshua, b. 18 Mar. 1785, m. Betsey
Lan'e at Freeport, Me., 7 May 1806; Priscilla, b. 16 Feb. 1787, m. Noah Beach
8 Jan. 1805; Jonathan, h. 29 July 1791; a child b. 19 Nov. 1793, d. 23 Nov.
1793; a child b. — Feb. 1795, d. 6 Mar. 1795. John the f. was born in
Barnstable, rem. to Hk. about 1776, res. in the westerly part of the town, and
d. 5 Aug. 1828, a. 82; his w. Lydia d. 4 Dec. 1820, a. 64, or 66.

2. George Washington, s. of John (1), m. Patience, dau. of Isaac Clark,
16 Oct. 1803, and had in Hk. Eliza, b. 16 Mar. 1805, m. Walter Koss 5 Ap.
1824; George Washington, h. 27 Sep. 1808, m. Achsah Holden of Shrewsbury,
Vt., — Dec. 1833; John, h. 15 Nov. 1810, m. Mrs. Mary G. Brown; Sarah
Ann, b. 15 Ap. 1813, ra. Reuben Uulden of Shrewsbury, Vt., — Mar. 1839;
Isaac Clark, b. 27 Sep. 1815, m. Elizabeth K. Fulkerson 2 Aug. 1843, rem. to
Galesburg, 111.; and at Shrewsbury, Lorenzo Dow, b. 21 Jan. 1818, m. Saloam
M. Fish 21 Jan. 1848, res. at Milwaukee, Wis.; Elhridge Gerry, b. 19 Ap.
1820, m. Ann S. Boughton — Sep. 1845, and d. 3 Nov. 1854; Luthera Clark,
b. 14 Nov. 1822, m. Francis B. Gibson — Mar. 1843. Georgk AV. the f. was
a farmer, and rem. with his fandly to Shrewsbury, Vt., about 1817, where he
d. 23 Mar. 1861; his w. Patience d. 8 Mar. 1857. (Thus far, I have gleaned
several names and dates from the Winslow Memorial, pp. 302-314.)

3. Jonathan, s. of John (1), m. Mary, dau. of David Paige 14 June 1819.
He was a school-teacher and captain of militia. He rem. early and res. in two
or three of the adjoining towns. I have not seen his family record; but some

of his children were Charles, b. ; Mary P., b. , m. Loring F. AVood

of N. Br., pub. 5 Sep. 1839, res. in Barre; Charlotte, b. 1823, d. 29 Mar.

1828, a. 4 years and 5 months; John, b. , res. in New York city; Elisha,

b. , res. in Petersham; Charlotte A., b. about 1829, d. 11 Mar. 1831, a. 2;

Thomas, h. , res. in N. Br.; Jonathan T., b. 30 July 1834, d. 21 July 1835,

Jonathan the f. d. 23 Ap. 1871 ; his w. Mary d. 2 Aug. 1869, a. 69.

Webster, Elizabeth, m. John Hunt, Jr., 23 Dec. 1772. Sarah, m.
Aaron Hudson 3 Nov. 1777. Betsey, m. Moses Doty 20 Sep. 1781.

Weeks, Thomas, m. Catherine Clark of Rochester 3 Ap. 1743, and had
Nathaniel, b. 8 Oct. 1744; Joseph, b. 6 Jan. 1746-7; Sumnna, b. 7 Ap. 1749,
m. Silas Robinson of Bennington 2 Oct. 1766; Mary, b. 31 Aug. 1751, ni. John
GilHn 7 Sep. 1769; David, b. 17 Jan. 1754; Elizabeth, bap. 9 May 1756, m.
Benjamin Holmes of Bennington 10 Feb. 1780; John, bap. 11 ]\Iar. 1759; Shic-
erick, bap. 5 July 176 7. Thomas the f. is supposed to have been a descend-
ant from George of Dorchester, who was there in 1640, and had sons Ammiel,
William, and Joseph. He served in the French War 1757. He rem. frona
Hk. to Bennington, and d. there in August 1804, a. 84 ; his w. Catherine d. 14
Oct. 1818, lacking three days of 96 years, though by a common mistake the
head-stone bears 97 as the age.

2. Joseph, s. of Thomas (1), ni. Hannah, dau. of Capt. Benjamin Willis,

10 May 1775; she d. 30 Jan. 1798, a. 49, and he m. Elizabeth ; she d.

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and he m. Robecca , -who d. 3 May 1835, a. 75. Some of his chil. were

Lemuel, b. 30 Nov. 1777; David, 1). 1800; Shivericl; b. 1801; a

child b. — Feb. 1805, d. 10 Mar. 1805. Joseph the f.. a Revolutionary sol-
dier, res. some years on the road to Ware, about a mile from the Common.
In his old age he prob. rem. to Hardwick, Vt., and d. 11 Dec. 1836, a. 90.

3. David, s. of Thomas (1), ni. Elizabeth Robinson 22 May 1783, rem. to
Bennington, Vt., and there had David, h. 24 Nov. 1798, m. Harriet L. Web-
ster ; Samucd, h. 12 Ap. 1800, m. Ruth Dewey; and prob. others. David the
f. was a soldier in the Revolution, while residintr here, and d. at Bennington
4 Oct. 1836, a. 82 (83 on head-stone) ; his w. Elizabeth d. 2 Ap. 1822, a. 55.

4. Lemukl, s. of Joseph (2), m. Fanny, dau. of Capt. John Wheeler, 27

Dec. 1801, and had Sally, b. 1804, d. 13 Dec. 1809, a. 5 ; an infant, b.

, d. 30 June 1807. Lemuel the f. rem. to Hardwick, Yt., but both his

children d. here ; his w. Fanny also d. here (prob. in child-bed) 8 July 1807,

a. 25. He then ni. Mary , who survived him and d. 1 Feb. 1855, a. 80, at

Hardwick, Vt., where he also d. 30 July 1853, a. 76.

5. David, s. of Joseph (2), ni. Anstiss Manly of Enf. 6 Mar. 1827, and had
Anna, b. 1828, d. unm. 2 June 1875, a. 47 ; Henry, h. ; Francis P.,

b. about 1834. David the f. d. 25 July 1838, a. 38; his w. Anstiss d. 20 Ap.
1874, a. 66.

6. Shiverick, s. of Joseph (2), m. Celia W. Hathaway 26 Nov. 1821, and

bad Amelia, b. — Jan. 1825, m. Mixer, and d. at Ware 27 Feb. 1857, a.

32; a son b. 1836, d. 19 July 1838, a. 2. Shiverick the f. rem. early

to Ware, and d. 7 Sep. 1873, a. 72.

7. Francis P., s. of David (5), m. Julia Ann, widow of Constantine Smith,
and dau. of Jonas H. Thayer, 26 June 1872, and had William F., b. — Ap.
1874, d. 24 Oct. 1874, a. 6 months. His w. Julia Ann d. in child-bed 4 May
1874, a. 34.

8. Ammiel, parentage not ascertained, had w. Susanna, who d., and he m.

Sarah, widow of Mandell, 26 Feb. 1778. He had Aricmas, h. 9 Nov.

1769; Ruih, b. 13 Oct. 1773. Ammiel the f. rem. to Leverett before 13 June
1783. He had served his country in the campaign of 1776.

9. Holland, parentage not ascertained, m. Mary Peirce, pub. 2 Feb. 1772,
and had Ebenezer, b. 30 Dec. 1772; Mary Warner, b. 9 Aug. 1774; Hannah,
b. 15 Mar. 1776, m. Silas Marsh of Westborough 18 Ap. 1802.

10. Judah, m. Mary Clark of New Stratford, pub. 4 Dec. 1780, and rem.
to Bennington, where he had Ira, h. 28 Sep. 1781; Polly, b. 11 Ap. 1783;
Judah, b. 12 Ap. 1785; John Clark, b. 19 Oct. 1787; Eunice, b. 7 Nov. 1791.

11. David, m. Abigail Bond, and had Rich, b. 20 Oct. 1799. Li the His-
tory of Pawlet, Vt., p. 253, it is said that '' David Weeks from Hardwick,
Mass., 1801, settled south of the village, and conducted the tanning business
over fifty years; married Abigail Bond, and had Elijah, Salmon, liich, Seth B.,
Matilda, Abigail, Eliza, and Nancy."

12. Samuel, "from Hardwick, Mass., 1801, settled on the present home-
stead of Arthur Goodspead, and raised nine children: Wheeler, John, Curtis,
Hiram, Safford, Harvey R., William P., Cyrus, and Sarah." Hist. Pawlet,\). '2bA.

(The two last-named were probably brothers ; but the records fail to show
their relationship, or that of Ammiel, Holland, and Judah, to Thomas 1.)

]\L\rgaret, w. of Nathaniel, adm. to the church 13 Nov. 1744. Content,
prob. sister to Thomas (1), m. Isaac Clark 29 Oct. 1742. Rebecca, of Ware,
ni. Darius Watkins, pub. 8 Nov. 1760. Nathan, m. Polly Lawton 12 Ap.
1807. Tuii'iiENA, m. Solomon W . Ruggles 1 Ap. 1827. Susan, of Oak-
ham, m. Lewis Warner, pub. 21 June 1856. William A. F., of Oakham, m.
Sarah A. Sears, pub. 20 Seji. 1859.

Wells, John, s. of John and Rachel (Marsh) Wells of Hatfield, m. Martha,
dau. of Icliabod Allis, and had /<>/(?(, b. 14 Mar. 1729; JMartha, b. 12 June
1731, m. Elisha VV^aite; Mary, b. 26 Feb. 1734, m. Jonathan Farr 5 June
1 751 ; Luc)/, b. 7 Mar. 1 736, prob. d. young ; Lydia, b. 16 Aug. 1 738. m. Nathan
Billings 24 Feb. 1757 ; Submit, b. 3 May 1742, m. Elijah Warner 14 Jan. 1762;
Elijah, b. 1 Ap. 1744. All these births are recorded here; but the first two



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prob. occurred in Hatfield. John the f. came here early, and seems to have
res. first at Gilbertville, where he had a grist-mill, and afterwards near Enfield.
He was the first treasurer of the town, and held that office four years, 1737-
1740; he was also selectman four years, 1738-1741. Pie d. not long before 15
Feb. 1745-6, at which date his inventory was presented; his w. Martha m.
Capt. Nathaniel Hammond of Swanzey, N. H., 6 Aug. 1747: he d. here, and
she m. Nathaniel Kellogg of Hadley 19 July 1758, and d. 13 Sep. 1764, a. 61.

2. John, s. of John (1), m. Kezia Farr 14 Dec. 1748, and had John, b. 27
Sep. 1749; Lucy, bap. 8 Mar. 1752; Kezia, bap. 9 June 1754; Joshua, bap. 3
Oct. 1756; OUoer, bap. 25 Mar. 1759; Susanna, bap. 2 Aug. 1761. Jonx the
f. prob. rem. to Ware about 1752, buthischil. b. afterwards were bap. here.

Wesson, William Brigham, m. Azuba Maria Graves of Athol, pub. 11
Oct. 1807, and had Maria Loraine, b. 19 Nov. 1810, m. Moses F. Dickinson 27
Sep. 1831 ; William Cutler, b. 23 Dec. 1814; Theresa Rivers, b. 8 Ap. 1816, d.
7 May 1816 ; William Brigham, b. 21 Mar. 1820, rem. early, and res. at Detroit;
Ezekiel Lysander Bascom, b. 5 Sep. 1823; Alice Graves, b. 14 Aug. 1827, d.

1827. William B. the f., s. of William, was born in Hopkinton 29 May

1777, but rem. early with his parents to Athol; he grad. W. C. 1802, was
ordained pastor of tlie first church in Hk. 30 Oct. 1805, and was dismissed, at
his own request, 30 June 1824. He continued to reside here, at the place
marked "Mr. Wesson" on the R. Map, being engaged for some time in mer-
cantile business, until 9 May 1836, when he died, a. nearly 59; his w. Azuba
Maria d. 13 Aug. 1863, a. about 79.

2. William Cutler, s. of William B. (1), m. Elizabeth Jones of Gr. 14
June 1840, and had Maria E., b. 29 ]\Iar. 1841, m. John D. Morton of Boston
7 Oct. 18G2; Sarah A., b. 6 Mar. 1845, m. George M. Wolcott of Holyoke 5
Nov. 1868. William C. the f., a farmer, and for many years proprietor and
driver of a mail-coach between Hk. and W. Brk., res. on the homestead.

3. Ezekiel L. B., s. of AVilliam B. (1), m. Martha S. Dow, and had Edtdn
L., b. 14 Aug. 1852, m. Nellie Dow 23 Sep. 1880; George McClellan, b. 13
Oct. 1861; Almon Frank, b. 4 Ap. 1864; William Pliny, b. 21 May 1868;
Ellen M., b. 31 Oct. 1870; Elizabeth, b. 12 Oct. 1872. Ezekiel L. B. the f.,
a farmer and provision dealer, res. near the homestead, at the place marked
" Mr. Tupper " on the R. Map.

Weston Abner, m. Sally, dau. of Samuel Thurston, 17 Oct. 1788, and had

Samuel, b. 1789, bap. 2 July 1797, a shoemaker and musician, d. 20 Aug.

1838; John Wheeler, b. , bap. 2 July 1797, res. in Barre. Abner the f.

rem. to Barre, and prob. d. before 1814; his w. Sally d. 13 Mar. 1836, a. 63.

\Yetherbee, Sampson, m. Hannah , and had Jonathan, b. 7 Jan. 1749;

Hannah, b. 2 May 1751.

2. Calvin, m. Betsey, prob. wid. of John Rice and dau. of Benjamin Bug-
gies, and had Benjamin liuggles, h. 24 June 1823; John Stillman, b. 1 June
1825, m. Martha M. Nims ot Keene, N. H., pub. 27 Dec. 1851, and d. 31 Mar.
1854; Samuel, b. 1 7 June 1827, m. Luthera Johnson 27 Dec. 1849 ; Adin Plum-
mer, b. 24 Aug. 1830. Calvin the f. d. 16 Ap. 1839, a. 36; his w. Betsey m.
Benjamin Skinner 19 Jan. 1851.

3. Benjamin R., s. of Calvin (2), m. Abigail S. Richards, pub. 3 Feb. 1850,
and had Augustus Eugene, h. 23 Jan. 1851.

Hannah, of Pet., m. James Wing 11 Ap. 1799. Mrs. Lydia, m. Barnabas
Rich of Enf., pub. 26 Nov. 1827. Varnum, m. Betsev R. Rice 14 Nov. 1831.

Phineas, d. 21 Ap. 1822, a. 52. Gilbert, d. • Aug. 1825, a. 21. Mrs.

Wetherbee, perhaps w. of Gilbert, d. 26 Aug. 1825, a. 20.

Wetherell, John B., m. Parnell , and had Laura Gertrude, b. 25

Aug. 1847, m. Clarence E. Hitchcock of Springf. 23 May 1872; Charlotte Eliza-
beth, h. 13 Jan. 1849, m. Charles W. Wood of Wore. 13 June 1872; John Her-
vey, b. 10 Sep. 1854.

Lucinda, m. Samuel Cook, Jr., of Pet., pub. 30 Ap. 1825.

Wheeler, Thomas, rem. from Acton to Worcester about 1739, was elected,
in 1748, deacon of the first churcli, and remained in Wore, until about 1764,
when he rem. to Hardwick, was adm. to the church 8 Nov. 1764, and d. here



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