Lucius R. (Lucius Robinson) Paige.

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532 WHEELER.

31 Jan. 1769, a. 74. In his will, dated 6 July 1764, he named sons Daniel,
Amos, Nathan, Thomas, and grandson Timothy Moore.

2. Daxikl, s. of Thomas (1), m. lietty, dau. of Lieut. William Holloway of
Marlborou'^h; she d. here 7 Mar. 17 74, a. 39, and he m. Mrs. Mary Cleveland
of New Alarlborough, pub. 2 Ap. 177.7. His chil. were John, b. about 1757;
Maru, b. about 1759, m. Moses INIandell 28 iMay 1777, and d. s. p. 20 Ap. 1782,

a. 23; if others, they prob. did not live to maturity, as in his will, dated 21
Nov. 1812, the whole estate was given to the chil. of his deceased son John.
Daniel the f. rem. from Wore, to Hk. soon after 15 Sep. 1761, when he bought
of Capt. Samuel Robinson the estate on the turnpike, a little more than a mile
from the Common, marked '" Old House" on the R. Map. His house was con-
sumed by fire 15 Aug. 1773, He was a farmer, captain of militia in 1771, and
d. 10 Jan. 1813, a. 84; his w. ]Mary d. 7 Dec. 1810, a. 76, or 77.

3. Amos, s. of Thomas (1), res. on the homestead in Worcester, which was
quitclaimed to him, 14 Ap. 1769, by his brothers, soon after the death of their
father. His son Amos settled in Woodstock, Vt., and was father of Amos D.,

b. 13 Dec. 1803, grad. W. C. 1827, D. D. at Bowd. Coll. 1860, minister at
Topsham, Me., and d. 28 June 1876.

4. Nathan, s. of Thomas (1), m. Hannah, dau. of John Hunt, 1 July 1762,
and ])robably rem. from Brk. to Hk. during the same year. He had Persis, b.
27 Mar. 1763; Lemuel, b. 30 Ap. 1764; m. Anna Ames of Barre 2 May 1793,
res. several years on the road to Gilbertville, at the place marked '• L. Manly,"
and d. s, p. 18 Feb. 1837; his w. Anna d. 4 Dec. 1846, a. 80; Nathan, b. 16
June 1767; Hannah, b. 22 Dec. 1768, m. Lewis Abbott of Oakham 2 May
1793; Bettjj, b. 4 May 1773, m. Elihu Wright of Westminster, Vt., 28 Nov.
1799; Polhj, b. 5 Ap. 1775, m. Peter Wilder of Oakham, pub. 25 May 1794;
Artemas, b. 10 June 1777. Nathan the f. rem. to Stratham, N. H.

5. Thomas, s. of Thomas (1), m. Anna, dau. of Jonathan Warner, 8 Sep.
1762, and had Charles, b. 13 Oct. 1763, d. unm. 11 Nov. 1805; Thomas, b. 3
Mar. 1767; Moses, b. 26 May 1769; Daniel, b. about 1771, d. 8 Oct. 1798;

Sally, b. 1774, d. unm. 5 July 1793, a. 19. Thomas the f. was a farmer,

and res. several years on the turnpike at or near the place marked " C.
Paige" on the R. Map, which he sold to Col. Stephen Rice 19 Nov. 17 70, and
rem. to Brk., but returned before 31 Aug. 1777, and afterwards res. on the
road to Gilbertville at the place marked " L. Manly " on the R. Map. He
d. verv suddenly^ 10 July 1804, a. 65; his w. Anna m. her cousin, Capt.
Elijah' Warner, 30 Dec. 1807, and d. in Dec. 1837, a. 95.

6. John, s. of Daniel (2), m. Mary, dau. of John Paige, 18 Nov. 1779, and
bad Betsey, b. 3 June 1780, m. Isaac Davis of Rut., pub. 2 May 1825, and d. 27
July 1849*; Fanny, b. 29 Sep. 1781, m. Lemuel Weeks 27 Dec. 1801, rem. to
Hardwick, Vt., but d. here (prob. in childbed), 8 July 1807; Daniel, b. 7
Oct. 1783; John, b. 29 Aug. 1785 ; Mary, b. 16 Feb. 1788 ; Holloway Taylor,

b. 29 Sep. 1790, res. in Rut., and d. 7 Ap. 1841 ; a child b. , d. 2 Dec.

1792. John the f. was a farmer, and res. on the homestead with his father.
He was a man of great energy, both physical and mental. He was deeply
involved in the Shays Rebellion, and was an aide-de-camp to Shays himself.
His contemporaries spoke of him as superior to his chief in military skill and
conduct. He was arrested, tried in Hamp^hire County, at the April term of
the Supreme Court in 1787, convicted of treason, and condemned to death.
He received full pardon, however, by the Governor 30 April 178 7, and on the
1st of September 1 789 was commissioned caj)tain of militia,^ — a majority of
the comjjany doubtless approving his political opinions. But though thus
sustained by his townsmen and by the government, it is said that his mind
never regained its former buoyancy. Whether his mortification and chagrin
tended to shorten his life is not known; but he d. 8 June 1794, at the early
age of 37 ; his w. Mary d. 5 May 1821, a. 60.

1 "While S'^'i"S directions to his hired - He was 1st lieut. of the same company

men respecting liis liay, lie felt himself 17 Jan. 1784, and seems to have retained

faint, fell into their arms, and instantly ex- the office until lie was promoted in 1789.
pired." Muss. Hpy, July 18, 1804.



WHEELER. 633

7. Thomas, s. of Thomas (5), m. Anna, dau. of Lieut. Job Dexter, 3
June 1790; she d. 20 Mar. 1804, a. 33, and he m. Mary, dau. of Timothy
Paise, Esq., 14 Feb. 1805; she d. at Ticonderojra, N. Y., 18 Sep. 1828, a.
nearly 48, and he m. twice afterwards. His chil. were Charles, b. 26 Mar.
1791, m. Luthera, dau. of Elijah Ban<:;s, 2 Mar. 1814, and d. s. p. at Ticon-
derop^a, N. Y., 30 Sep. 1818; his widow m. Joseph Adams of Shutes. 1 Ap,

1824''; a child b. , d. 2 May 1793; Salhi, b. 28 Ap. 1794, m. Daniel

Wheeler 3 Nov. 1814; a child d. 12 Sep. 1796, aged ei(;ht days; William
Augustus, b. 30 Mar. 1798, m. Almira W., dau. of Capt. Moses Allen, 13 Jan.
1825, was a very energetic and skilful iron-founder and manufacturer in
Worcester, where he d. 17 Feb. 1876; a child b. —Nov. 1800, d. 26 Jan.

1801; a child b. , d. 4 July 1802; Ann Dexter, b. 3 Dec. 1805, d. 18 Jan.

1816; a child b. , d. 18 July 1807; Thomas Alonzo, b. 7 Nov. 1808, d.

(of spotted fever) 15 Ap. 1811; Charlotte Sophia, h, 8 May 1811, m. William
Burnett Cooper, and (2d) Ashley Cooper Bennett, had ten chil., res. in
Garden Prairie, 111., and afterwards in Rothville, Mo.; Mary Emeline, b. 21
June 1813, m. Thomas R. Green of Bel., and d. 20 Feb. 1843; ReTjecca Ann,
b. 6 Mar. 1816, m. Lyman Burrill, and d. at Dunkirk, N. Y., 10 June .1853;
Eliza Jane, h. lb X^. 1819, m. Rev. Stephen Lovell, and d. 4 Mar. 1848;
Juliet Elrira, b. 10 Sep. 1821, d. unm. at Greenwich 19 (or 29) June 1840.
Thomas the f. was a very ingenious blacksmith and iron-founder; he also
cultivated a farm. He was long in the military service, being a captain in
1801, major in 1811, and colonel in 1813. He res. on the road to Gilbertville,
at the place marked " D. Wheeler" on the R. Map, and afterwards near the
New Furnace, at the place marked " M. S.," until about 1818, when he re-
moved to Ticonderoga, N. Y.; he returned about 1830, and res. a few years
at Greenwich, and afterwards at Worcester, where he d. 26 Ap. 1851, a. 84.

8. Moses, s. of Thomas (5), m. Mehetabel Pearson of Randolph, Vt., in
1798, and had Sophia, h. 11 Dec. 1799, m. John Wheeler, pub. 2 May 1825;
Daniel, h. 10 July 1801 ; Amanda, b. 6 Dec. 1802, m. Alanson Johnson, pub.
8 May 1826; Sarah Warner, b. 2 Dec. 1804; 3Ioses, h. 2 Sep. 1806, drowned
8 June 1819; Hitly, b. 24 May 1808; Henry Parsons, h. 27 Aug. 1810, d. 15
Mar. 1816; Harriet, b. 24 July 1812. Moses the f. from about 1790 to 1803
res. at Randolph, Vt., where he was m. and his first three chil. were born.
He then ret. to Hk., res. on what is now the Town Farm (on the Pet. road),
and d. 14 Aug. 1828, a. 59.

9. Daniel, s. of John (6), m. Sally, dau. of Col. Thomas AVheeler, 3 Nov.
1814, and had Sally Ann, b. 2 Nov. 1815, d. unm. 25 Jan. 1833 ; Fanny, h.
15 Sep. 1817, m. Forester B. Aiken 10 May 1837, and d. 23 Dec. 1872; Mary,
h. 25 Sep. 1819, m. Levi Adams of Shutes., pub. 3 ]\Iay 1843; Elizabeth, b.
22 Aug. 1821; Daniel Warner, b. 15 Aug. 1823, m. Delia Jennev of Ware,
pub. 28 ]\Iay 1848; Charlotte, h. 13 Nov. 1825, m. Edwin D. McFarland of
Wore. 23 Feb. 1864; Luthera Elmira, b. 19 June 1828, m. Edward Dean 19

June 1851 ; John, b. 17 July 1829; Eliza Ann, b. 1832, d. 7 Mar. 1833,

a. 1 year; William A., bap. 13 Dec. 1835. Daniel the f. was a farmer, res.
on the roatl to Gilbertville, at the place marked " D. Wheeler " on the R.
Map, and afterwards on the INIoose Brook road, near the Furnace, at the
place marked " D. Billings;" late in life he rem. to Wore, where he d. 13
June 1864, a. 80; his w. Sally d. 26 June 1864, a. 70 ; both were buried here
in the new cemetery.

10. .John, s. of John (6), m. ; she d. , and he m. Sophia, dau. of

Moses Wheeler, pub. 2 ]\Iay 1825. His chil. were Daniel, b. 9 Ap. 1816, res.

in East Boston; John, h. , m. , d. ; Mary G., b. 15 July 1820,

ni. Bartlett (one other child by first wife d. young); Moses P., b. 2 Oct.

1828; Harriet S., b. 16 Feb. 1830, m. George Warner 21 Oct. 1858; Charles
A., b. 31 Mar. 1832; Sarah E., b. 3 July 1834, d. unm. 17 May 1866; George
F., b. 4 May 1836, res. in the city of New York. John the f. rem. early to
Rut., where all his chil. were born, except the youngest; about 1835 he re-
turned, and for many years res. on the Gilbertville road at the place marked
" D. Wheeler." He was a farmer, and d. 7 (or 27) Sep. 1865, a. 80.



634 WHEELER— WHIPPLE.

11. Danikl, s. of ]\Ioses (8), m. Mary, dau. of Barnabas Hinkley, pub. 5
Nov. 182G, and had Mwji Ann, b, 20 Sep. 1827; Daniel Hinkiey, b. 7 June
1829; Susan, b. 11 Nov. i8.30. Daniel the f. rem. to Maine about 183.").

12. Moses P., s. of John (10), m. Anna Maria Smith of St. Louis 3 Oct.
1861, and had Emma Louisa, b. here 6 June 1868. Moses P. the f. rem. to
Springfiuld.

13. Charles A., s. of John (10), m. Christiana B. Howe of Barre, pub. 7
Mar. 1865, and had Mary Louisa, b. 26 Mar. 1869. Charles A. the f., a
farmer and deacon, res. on the homestead.

14. Ephraim, parentage not ascertained, liy w. Anna, had Ephraim, b. 8
Dec. 1764; Anna, b. 4 May 1767; Persis, b. 29 Dec. 1769; lihoda, b. 31 Aug.
1772. Ephraim the f. came here from Braintree in 1769.

Sarah, m. Thomas Emmons 30 Ap. 1741. Martha, of Marlb., m. David
Woods, pub. 11 Feb. 1743-4; Rebecca, m. Daniel Munden 8 Aug. 1771.
Elizabeth, m. Joseph Cleveland 4 May 1772. George P., of Pet., m. Al-
meda Aiken 13 June 1848. William A., m. Sarah E. Howe of Shrews.,
pub. 9 Nov. 1857. Fanny (b. in Pet.), d. unm. 30 Ap. 1861, a. 71.

Wheelock, David, by w. Phebe, had Lydia, b. 22 Sep. 1760, m. Ichabod
Merritt of Ware, pub. 6 Ap. 1783.

2. Calvin C, by w. Clarissa E., had Hattie Maria, b. 15 Jan. 1861, d. 24
May 1862: EUen M., h. 1863, d. 2 Sep. 1865. a. 2 years.

Gideon, m. Sarah Forbush 14 Jan. 1771. Sally, m. James Holland of
Gr. 15 Nov. 1792. Sarah, ni. Benjamin Merritt of Ware 8 Jan. 1797.
John Moore, s. of Eli, d. 17 May 1835, a. 1 year and 9 months.

Wheet, Thomas, and Abigail Stearns were pub. 17 Jan. 1770.

Whipple, Ben.jamin, b. in Ipswich 1726, by w. Hepzibah, had Nehemiah,
b. here 25 ]\Iar. 1750; Hepzibah and Sa7-ah, twins, b. 1 July 1751; Abigail, b.
21 June 1753 ; Benjamin, b. 16 Sep. 1755 ; Prudence, h. 27 July 1757; David,
b. 17 Sep. 1759; and at Bennington, Elizabeth, b. .24 Mar. 1763; Persis, b. 14
Mar. 1768. Ben.iamin the f. came here from Westboro' in 1749, was a cor-
poral in the French War, and rem. to Bennington about 1761.

2. Ebenezer, rem. to Hk. from Sutton about 1751, and by w. Prudence,

had Paul, b. , d. about 1771 ; Samuel, b. 7 Dec. 1751 ; John, b. 6 Jan.

1754, perhaps the same who d. 5 July 1777; Prudence (posthumous), b. 17
Mar. 1756, m. George Field 13 Ap. 1775, and d. 15 Dec. 1838. Ehknezer
the f. was a "joiner," a sergeant in the French War, and was killed in battle
8 Sep. 1755; his vv. Prudence m. Deac. James Fay, pub. 13 Sep. 1760.

3. Samuel, s. of Ebenezer (2), m. Sarah, dau. of Ezra Leonard, 30 Mar.
1775, and had Rhoda, b. 24 Oct. 1775, m. Solomon Cutter of Rindije, N. H.,
3 Jan. 1799; Olive, b. 6 June 1778, m. Chiron Penniman 17 Jan. 1797 ; John,
b. 5 Feb. 1780; Fanny, h. 27 Feb. 1782; Charles, b. 12 Nov. 1784; Sarah,
b. 20 Aug. 1786; Samuel Dudley, b. 24 June 1788; Anso?i, b. 23 Mar. 1790;
Sophia, b. 27 Feb. 1792.

4. James (a descendant from Matthew,^ who d. at Ipswich 28 Sop. 1647,
through Joseph, 2 who d. at Ips. about 1709, Deacon James, ^ of Grafton,
who d. 3 Nov. 1766, a. 85, and Jacob ^), was b. at Grafton in 1732, settled

in Hardwick, m. Lydia Powers 29 Nov. 1750, and had Lydia, b. 1753,

and d. 1757; Jacob, h. 4 Nov. 1755; David, h. 12 Sep. 1759; James, b.

1765; Moses (posthumous), b. 1768. James the f. d. in 1767.

5. Jacob, s. of James (4), m. Edna Forbush 30 Dec. 17 77, and had Lydia,

b. 1779, m. Ichabod Tovvne of Gr., pub. 27 Jan. 1798; Ephraim, h.

1781, d. at Dana 28 June 1862, a. 81 ; Sarah, b. 1782, m. Ezra Thayer;

Mercy, h. 1784, d. young. (The names and dates of birth are copied

from the Whipple Genealogy. Jacob the f. was a deacon and a preacher
in the Baptist church in the north part of the town (now Dana), and d. in
1818.

6. David, s. of James (4), m. EIizal)eth Davis of Gr. 7 Ap. 1785; she d. 16
Sep. 1826. a. 60, and he m. Martha Thayer, pub. 26 Jan. 1827; she d. 27 May
1836, a. 71, and he m. Arathusa Estabrook 1 Dec. 1836. His chil. were Len-



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dall, b. 14 Dec. 1795, d. unm. 21 Nov. 1817, and was tho first person buried
in the new cemetery (havino; previously assisted in buildin^j the surroandinsc
wall); JoeU b. 19 July 1797; C//re/m,"b. 28 May 1799, ni.' Ilosea Tiiayer of
Dana, pub. 26 Ap. 1819; Eliza, b. 11 Mar. 1804, m. AVilliam Johnson 15 Aug.
1822.

7. James, s. of James (4), m. Electa Johnson 21 Ap. 1785, and had James,

b. 1785, ni. Sybil Sturtevant of Ware, pub. 20 Feb. 1808; C)/>i/hta, h.

1788, m. Ephraim' Thayer; Bathsheha, b. 1791, m. Apollos Johnson ; Seth,

b. 1793, m. Deborah Stephens, pub. 22 Mar. 1819, and d. at Otsego, N,

Y., in 1846 ; Catherine, b. 1796, m. Thomas Jenkins of Otsego, and d. in

1841; Alinira, b. 1778, m. Ira Haskell of Gr. ; Almond, b. 1800, res.

in Howell. Mich., and was clerk of the Judicial Court; Sophronia, b.

1802, m. Oliver N. Shipman of Springf., N. Y. ; Squire, b. 1804, grad. U. C.
1830, a civil engineer in Utica, N. Y. James the f. rem. in 1817 to Otsego,
N. Y., and thence to Springf., N. Y. See Gen. of Whipple Familij.

8. MosKS, s. of James (4), m. Sarah Thayer 31 Dec. 1789, and had Reherca,
b. 9 Oct. 1790, ra. Daniel Stephens, pub. 14 Ap. 1811 ; Sarah, b. 16 Ap. 1792,
m. Joel Gleason, pub. 24 June 1811 ; Lijdia, b. 17 Feb. 1795, m. Holland

Kandall of Barre, pub. 7 Ap. 1817; Moses, h. 22 Sep. 1796; Poll//, h.

1799, (]. 1802; Joseph, b. 30 Ap. 1801 ; Hannah, b. 11 June 1803, d. unm.

at Dana 17 Ap. 1858 ; Susanna, h. 9 Sep. 1805, m. Stephen N. Johnson, pub.
3 Feb. 1823 ; Selinda, b. 1 May 1809, m. Cyrus Doubleday of Dana ; i?w%, b.

10 Nov. 1811, m. Erastus Thayer 26 May 1830. ' Moses the f. d. 1842.

9. Joel, s. of David (6), m. Eunice Richardson 2 Sep. 1821, and had
Charles L., b. about 1830, d. unm. 25 Mar. 1879, a. 48; Eliza E., b. about
1840, m. Peebles Johnson 21 May 1861. Joel the f. d. 28 or 29 Jan. 1864;
his w. Eunice d. at N. Brk. 9 Oct. 1869, a. 68, and was buried here.

10. INIosES, s. of Moses (8). m. Eunice Knowles 6 Ap. 1823, and had Har-
riet K., b. about 1824, m. S. Osborn Brown of Fitchburg 1 May 1845 ; Mari/
Maria, b. about 1827, m. S. Osborn Brown, then of Springf., 5 June 1850;
also Moses K., Susan, Albert, and Charles.

11. JosEPir, s. of Moses (8), m. Deborah, dau. of George Haskell, 15 Ap.
1824, and had Emily R., b. about 1825, m. John Haven, and d. at Boston 8
June 1856. Joseph the f. was a colonel of militia, and deacon of the
church. He rem. to Springfield about 1842.

Lucy, of Westborough, m. Moses Pratt 16 Nov. 1747. Moses, brother of
James (4), m. Catherine Forbush 25 May 1758. Sarah, m. Shearjasliub
Spooner of Pet. 21 May 1760. Mary, m. Joseph Warner 14 Nov. 1764.
Lydia, m. Ephraim Cleveland, Jr., 15 Nov. 1770. Hannah, m, David
Leonard of "No. 5" (Cummington) 15 Feb. 1773. Rachel, m. Joshua
Johnson 12 Aug. 1798. Levi, m.^Betsey Warner 21 Aug. 1803. Betsey of
Grafton m. James W. Jenkins, pub. 1 Jan. 1804. Maria A., m. James H.
Sturtevant, pub. 1 July 1853. Charlotte S., m. William E. Dart, pub. 30
Mar. 1858.

Whitaker, Franklin, a clergyman, m. Mary, dau. of Franklin Rusgles,
1 June 1843, and had Mary, b. here 19 Ap. 1844, d. 16 Dec. 1850 ; Helen, b.
in Janesville, Wis., 2 Mar. 1848, d. 17 Aug. 1850; Franklin, b. in Janesville

11 Jan. 1850, d. 20 July 1857; Willie, b. here 19 Aug. 1851, d. 26 Nov. 1853;
Ellen, b. in Janesville 16 Sep. 1853, d. 28 Jan. 1854.

2. Ira AV., by w. , had Charles Eastman, b. 11 Aug. 1845; a son b. 7

Feb. 1848 ; Luci/ Maria, b. 11 June 1850.

WiiiTCOMB, James, s. of Robert and grandson of John, was b. at Scituate
about 1668, where he m. Mary Parker in 1694, and had James, b. 31 Aug.
1695, d. young; Nathaniel and James, twins, b. the former on the 19lh and
the latter on the 21st of August 1697, as the Scituate Records distinctly

show; Mary and Joanna, twins, b. 22 I\Iai'. 1™ (of whom Mary m.

Davis, and Joanna m. Chapman); Robert, b. , named in his father's

will 22 Sep. 1727. James the f. was a " set- work cooper," rem. from Scitu-
ate to Rotdiester, where he d. 26 June 1728, a. 60; his w. Mary d. 30 Nov,
1729, a. 62.



536 WHITCOMB.

2. Nathaniel, s. of James (1), m. Rosilla Coombs 21 Jan. 1722-3; she
d. 8 Mar. 1737-8, and he m. Phebe Blackman 27 Jidy 1738. His cbil. were
Joanna, h. G June 1725, ni. Silas Dean 13 Sep. 1 744;'il/rtr^, b. 9 Oct. 1727,
m. Paul Dean 4 Dec. 1745, and (2d) Deac. Daniel Spooner 16 Oct. 1780, and
d. 9 ]\Iav 1822; Dorcax, b. 8 Mar. 1729-30, ni. Solomon Aiken 8 Feb. 1749-
50, and d. 10 Dec. 1803; Nathaniel, b. 26 May 1732; Rosilla. b. 19 Feb.
1733-4, m. George Paige 4 June 1752, and (2d) Capt. William Breckenridge
of Ware 17 Mar.' 1790, and d. 29 Oct. 1807; Asa, b. 29 Feb. 1735-6; John,
b. 14 Feb. 1737-8, prob. d. yountr; Lot, b. 2 May 1739; Content, b. 27 Oct.
1740, m. Solomon Bush of AVare 27 Nov. 1767. Nathaniel the f. was a
cooper, rem. with his family from Rochester to Hardwick about 1742, was
selectman five years between 1745 and 1759, assessor three years, and d. 18
Mar. 1772, a. 74 ; his head-stone remains standing in the old cenieterj'.

3. Jamp:s, s. of James (1), m. Mercy, dau. of Deac. Samuel Winslow of
Rocb., 15 Aug. 1721 ; she d. 20 Sep. 1726, a. 21, and he ni. Joanna, dau. of

William Spooner of Dartm., 12 July 1727 ; she d. , and he m. Mercy, dau.

of Capt. Josiah Winslow of Freetown, pub. 15 Nov. 1728; she d. 20 Ap. 1729,

a. 28, and he m. Sarah, widow of Thomas Lincoln and dau. of IVlajor Edward
Winslow of Roch., 31 May 1731 (three of these wives were cousins to each
other). His cbil., all by his last wife, were James, b. 3 J\Iar. 1731-2, a soldier
in the French War, killed at Gaspereau, N. S., 24 July 1755;^ Thomas, b. 2

Dec. 1733, d. at Western 17 70; Sarah, b. 26 Oct. 1735; Mercy, b. 26

Aug. 1737 ; Scottoicay, b. 1 June 1739 ; Robert, b. 1 May 1741; Nathan, bap.
25 Sep. 1743 ; also Edward and Mary, named in their father's will. James
the f. owned land in Hk., and seems to have res. here a short time ; he rem.
from Roch. to Western (now Warren) about 1743, where he d. between 30
Aug. and 16 Dec. 1763; his w. Sarah was living 28 Feb. 1771, when her
dower was assigned.

4. Robert, s. of James (1), m. Joanna Lawrence 13 Jan. 1731-2, and had
Elizaheth, b. 11 Nov. 1732, m. William Powers of Hk. 16 Nov. 1758; Joshua,

b. 19 Nov. 1734; Joanna, b. 29 May 1737, m. Isaiah Hatch 31 Jan. 1756, and
rem. to Hk.; and prob. others. Robert the f. res. at Rochester.

5. Nathaniel, s. of Nathaniel (2), m. Margaret Aiken 19 June 1755; she

d. , and he m. Mrs. Mary Freeman 17 Oct. 1779. His chil. were Dorcas,

b. 16 June 1756, d. unm. 3 Jan. 1777; Lucy, b. 18 Mar. 1758 ; Margaret, bap.
8 June 1760; P/^e&e, bap. 24 Oct. 1762; Abigail, bap. 9 Dec. 1764. Na-
thaniel the f. rem. to Gr. before 1779.

6. Asa, s. of Nathaniel (2), m. Joanna, dau. of Benjamin Raymond, 15
Mar. 1759, and had Rhoda, b. 22 Julv 1760, m. Ephraim Bristrs at Barnard,
Vt., 18 Ap. 1780; John, b. 17 Sep. 1761; Chapman, b. 5 I\Iar.^l765; Anthony,
b. 17 June 1766; Asa Barnard, b. 23 Aug. 1770; Joanna, b. 11 July 1773;
Benjamin, h. about 1775 (the four last named d. before 1809, and their names
are inscribed together on ahead-stone at Barnard); Philodes, h. in Barnard
27 June 1776, and the record describes liim as "the first child that was born
in this town." Asa the f. was a very active man. and the principal leader in
the settlement of Barnard. He was the agent of the proprietors for the sale
of their land, and induced a large number of his relatives and neighbors to
remove thither; so many, indeed, that on the organization of that town all
the principal town officers, with perhaps a single exception, were Hardwick
men. He was selectman, 1778, the first justice of the peace, 1778, representa-
tive, 1779, and a leading spirit through life. He d. 31 Mar. 1812, a. 76. On
his head-stone it is inscribed that "he was one of the framers of the Constitu-
tion of this State, one of the first settlers of this town, and a main pillar of its
infant settlement; and during the struggle for independence was a firm sup-
porter of the cause of his country." ^

1 July 25, 1755. "Lieut. Wilson came "Diary of Dr. John Thomas," N. E. Gen.

from Gaspereau; brings an account that one Rfy , xxxiii. ."390.

of Capt. Col)b's men were killed passing - I remember Mr. Whitcomb as a mus-

from tile fort to the village on his horse ; ho cular man, witii features indicating great

and ills horse were botli killed; his name energy of character. He had also a fund

was Whitcum; he came from Ilardwike." of humor, and sometimes expressed his



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7. Lot, s. of Nathaniel (2), m. Lydia Nye of N. Br. 9 Dec. 1762, and
had Bettii, b. 28 Sep. 1763; Mekelabel, h. 2 Ap. 1765, d. 13 Ap. 1765; Branch,
bap. 6 Dec. 1767; Nathaniel, bap. 26 July 1772; Lot, bap. 5 Mar. 1775;
Justus and Lydia, bap. 15 Aug. 1779 ; James, bap. 9 Dec. 1781. Lot the f.
rem. to Barnard, and was a member of the "Committee of Safety" (by
■which the first town meeting was called) in 17 78. Perhaps he did not re-
move his family so early.

8. Moses, prob. s. of Robert (4), m. Sarah Powers 4 Nov. 1762, and had
Judith, b. 10 Aug. 1763: Charles, b. 23 Sep. 1765; Joshua, b. 18 May 1768;
Calvin, bap. 17 Nov. 1776; Luther, bap. 16 Aug. 1778; Moses, bap. 18 Feb.
1781.

9. Benjamin F., by w. Sarah H., had Maria, b. 2 Nov. 1874.

Olive, m. Rufus Carpenter of Woodstock 27 Feb. 1777. Nathaniel, Jr.,
of Gr., perhaps the same as Nathaniel (5), m. Salome Snow, pub. 26 Ap.
1789. Charles, recommended to the church in Rochester, Vt., 5 Feb. 1797.

White, John (s. of John who was buried at Hatfield 15 Sep. 1665, and
grandson of John, who came to N. Vj. in 1632, res. at Cambridge, Hartford,
and Hadley, was elder of the church in Hartford, and d. there between 17
Dec. 1683 and 23 Jan. 1684), was b. in Hatfield 1663, m. Hannah, dau. of
Thomas Wells, 7 July 1687, and had John, b. 26 Sep. 1689, and d. in West
Springfield 1759; Mary, h. 3 Jan. 1692, d. young; Hannah, b. 26 Mar. 1695,
m. John Hastings 14 July 1720 ; Mary, b. 1697, prob. d. young; Jona-
than, b. 18 Sep. 1700, d. in Hebron, Conn., 28 Mar. 1776 ; Sarah, b. , m.

Philip Smith 11 Jan. 1722, and was ni. twice afterwards; Elizabeth, b. ,

m. Daniel White 19 Jan. 1726, and d. 4 July 1770, a. about 65 ; Martha, b. 14
Mar. 1708, m. Joseph Olmstead of Bolton, Conn., in 1732; David, b. 1 July
1710. John the f. was a deacon of the church in Hatfield. In his old age
he rem. here, and d. 13 Nov. 1750, a. 87. His head-stone stands by the side
of that which was erected in the old cemetery in Tuemory of his son the Rev.
David White. He was born at an earlier date than any other person whose
head-stone is to be found here.^

2. David, s. of John (1), m. Susanna, "granddaughter of the first Thomas
Wells of Deerfield, and it is believed that her name was Wells ; she was
brought up in the family of her uncle, the second Thomas Wells of Deer-
field." 2 His chil. were Thomas Wells, h. 12 Aug. 1739; Sarah, h. 29 May
1741, m. Rev. Lemuel Hedge 5 Nov. 1761, res. in Warwick, and is said to
have d. in Middlebury, Vt., in 1808 (Mem. of Elder John White, etc.) ; Su-
sanna, b. 30 Aug. 1743, m. Jonathan Danforth 19 Ap. 1770, and d. 14 Nov.
1779; John, b. 11 June 1745, grad. H. C. 1765, ni. Sally, dau. of James
Brown of Wore, pub. 26 Dec. 1784, rem. before 25 Mar. 1785 to Wore, was
styled " major," and d. 1796. David the f. grad. Y. C. 1730, was or-
dained as the first pastor of the church in Hardwick 17 Nov. 1736, and d. in
office 6 Jan. 1 784, a. nearly 74 ; he was a thoroughly good man, but by no
means brilliant. His w. Susanna d. 17 July 1783, a. 69, and her memory was
blessed by all who survived her, as both brilliant and good. The parsonage,
or "minister's lot," was half a mile northerly from the meeting-house, at the
place marked " E. Cutler" on the R. Map; it contained two hundred acres
of land, and included the farms afterwards owned by Dr. William Cutler and



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