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opinions, he was for a time confined in Rowley, Mass. In his adopted state he
held many positions of honor and trust, and it is recorded that he was "licensed
to keep an ordinary or tavern in Warrick " in 1655.


The first meeting of the year was held on the evening of Friday, January
nth, and it being the annual meeting the reports of officers and committees for
the preceding year were read, a resume of which will appear in the forth-
coming year book. At the meeting the following Trustees were re-elected for
the term 1901-1904: Henry R. Stiles, M.D., Thos. G. Evans, and Bowen W.
Pierson. At the close of the business Gen. Joseph Wheeler gave a graphic
description of the War in the Philippines.

The February meeting was held on the evening of Friday the eighth, at
which Mr. William Webster Ellsworth delivered a lecture on "The Personal
Washington," illustrated by the stereopticon. The views showed portraits,
autographs, account-books and views, all relating to Washington's private life.

The third meeting was held on Friday, March 8th, and was the most fully
attended of any meeting in the history of the Society. Mr. W. I. Scandlin of
New York presented some rare views of New York and vicinity, made from
photographs taken over fifty years ago. At the close of the lecture Mr. Isaac
Townsend Smith moved a resolution of thanks for the services of the retiring
President, Gen. James Grant Wilson, which was unanimuosly carried and
ordered spread on the minutes. The officers of the Society, elected by the
Board of Trustees for the year 1901, will be found on the insert at the end of
this issue.

New members elected since Jan. ist, are as follows: —

Henry R. Drowne, Wm. H. Parsons, Wm. Nelson, Chas. E. Goodhue, Miss
Kath. H. Davis, Mrs. T. H. Whitney, Belden S. Day, Louis S. Bruguiere, John
H. Jones, Howard Willets, Frederick K. Trowbridge, Francis B. Griffin, Jas. F.
Fargo, Robert Maxwell, Harmon B. Vanderhoef, Miss Margaret J. Breen,
Franklin L. Gunther, Wm. Bunker, Chris. E. Hawley, Dr. Colin S. Carter, Hon,
Rastus S. Ransom, and Chas. A. Fowler. the secretary.


LOTT. — On page 269, Antials of Newtow?!, it is stated that Antje, b. 1696,
da. of Joris Rapelje, and his wife Nelly Van Couwenhoven, m. Johannes Lott.
On page 191, Early Settlers Kings Co., Antje Rapelje is given as wife of
Johannes Pieterse Lott, his nephew. Col. Johannes Hendrickse Lott, bp. May 1 1,
1692, not having name of wife recorded. Johannes Pieterse was of an earlier
generation, and it is not probable that he was husband of Antje Jorise Rapelje,
whereas Col. Johannes Lott was her contemporary. In a list of his children on
page 192, Early Settlers Ki?tgs Co., and on page 323, Bergen Family, we find

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/oris, Neeltje, Antje, all Rapelje names, and confirming the belief of his
descendants that Col. Johannes Lott m. Antje Jorise Rapelje. Bergen seems
to have been in doubt, for on page 234, Early Settlers Kings Co., we find:
"Antje Jorise Rapelje m. Peter Lott of New York."

Can any one throw any light on this matter ? c. T. R. M.

We learn from Charles G. Sommers' Memoir (1835) of the Rev. John
Stanford, D.D., who was Chaplain to the Humane and Criminal Institutions of
New York City, born 1754, died 1834, that Dr. Stanford left a manuscript
volume containing important facts relating to the history of New York which
he presented to the Common Council of New York. He also left several diaries
which, with the other manuscript have never been found, though Mr. Somers
searched diligently for them. If any one can give information regarding their
present whereabouts, the same will be gladly received by this Society.

H. CALKINS, JR., Secretary, 226 West 58th St., N. Y.

Wheeler. — Information wanted about the English ancestry, and a de-
scription of coat-of-arms, of the Wheelers of Fairfield, Conn. Also information
about the Wheelers of Plainfield, Conn.

Burgess. — Information wanted of Sophia Burgess, wife of John Perrine,
and the coat-of-arms of the Burgess, Bruyn, and Burghardt families.

L. hasbrouck von sahler, Van Deusenville, Mass.


Descendants of Robert Green and allied Families in the State
OF Virginia. By Holdridge Ozro Collins, of Los Angeles, California. 8vo,
pp. 12.

Genealogy of the Washington Family. Compiled by Holdridge
Ozro Collins. 8vo, pamphlet, pp. 15.

The first of these titles is a reprint from the Virginia Magazine of History
and Biography, July, 1900, et seq., and gives the descendants of the Robert
Green of St. Mark's Parish, Virginia, who came from England in 1712. Of his
seven sons the pamphlet under discussion gives the families of Duff, 3d son,
three generations; John, 4th, two generations; Nicholas, 5th, one generation;
and closes with a sketch of the Ballance family, a son of which married Joyce,
daughter of Nicholas Green.

The second title by Mr. Collins was published by the California Soc. Sons
of the Rev., of which he is president. It covers the same ground that Mr.
Henry F. Waters covered in his "An Examination of the English Ancestry of
George Washington," etc., 1889, but gives some added details in connection
with the allied families, the Reades, the Martians, the Warners, and the Balls.

Wakeman Genealogy, 1630-1899. By Robert P. Wakeman, Meriden,
Conn. The Journal Pub. Co., 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 434.

To the Wakeman family the compiler announces that his book is very far
short of what a good and complete history of the family should be. To this
and other families we announce that the perfection he grieves over is beyond
the reach of most all compilers; and we therefore have to say "This much is
well done and we thank thee for it." This volume, compiled with care and
affectionate interest, is a history of the descendants of Samuel Wakeman of
Hartford, Ct.; and of John Wakeman, Treasurer of the New Haven Colony,
with a few collaterals included. The English researches have been carried on
by means of a fund contributed by various members of the family, and by the
personal efforts of Dr. Emory McClintock of this city, a member of the family
who has been much interested in the compilation of this work. Inconsequence
there are many pages relating to the English ancestry which contain matter of
much interest derived from wills, court records and other data. Samuel
Wakeman of Hartford, was a son of Francis, of Bewdley, Worcestershire, Eng.,
according to this volume, and came to New England in Nov., 1631. Ten years
later he was killed with Capt. Pierce in the Bahamas, and left one son Esbun,

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and three daughters. According to Savage, this son, Esbun, died in 1683
leaving only a daughter, who married Thomas Hill, and thus the male line of
his branch ended. John Wakeman, Treasurer of New Haven Colony, was a
brother of Samuel of Hartford, and consecjuently a son of Francis of Bewdley,
Eng. The volume is concerned more particularly with the descendants of
John, and of his public services; and its voluminuos contents, its sensible,
serviceable binding, its good print and heavy paper, its many illustrations, as
well as the thorough indexes, commend the volume to genealogists and to
descendants of this family.

HoGE Genealogy, from the first of the name in this country to


historical facts. Compiled by Orlando John Hodge. Boston. Rockwell &
Churchill, 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 455.

Col. Hodge commenced this work in 1876, and, notwithstanding his arduous
duties as an editor and public man, has brought it to a successful conclusion,
and presented it in a form that puts both his kinsmen and the genealogical
world much in his debt. Mr. Hodge has had a long and eventful career from
the day he enlisted for service in the Mexican War to the present; one that has
taken him to many lands including Africa, Hawaii and Alaska, as well as the
continent; one that has called him to serve in the courts, in the legislative halls
of his city and his state, and in the editorial chair of a city newspaper. His
services, his experiences, the character of his labors, have all qualified him to
compile his family history accurately, methodically, and as thoroughly as any-
one else could do it. And the result is a most pleasing volume of family history
conveniently arranged, well printed, well edited, well indexed, serviceably and
tastefully bound. Its contents carry the family descent from John Hodge, of
Killingworth, and Windsor, Ct., through eight generations, and gives informa-
tion of the family regarding the name, colonial war and revolutionary service,
the families of Charles, Philo, Nicholas, George, Nehemiah, Reuben, James,
Levi and Andrew Hodge, and the Hodge families of Northern New England,
Philadelphia, Lansingburgh, Pa., North Carolina, Mississippi, New Hampshire,
Maryland and Virginia. The volume closes with accounts of unclassified
Hodges, marriages, allied families, historical incidents, and an excellent index.
Col. Hodge has completed a noble work for which we are one and all sincerely
grateful. Copies may be had of the author at Cleveland, Ohio.

Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Vir-
ginia. Embracing a revised and enlarged edition of Dr. Philip
Slaughter's History of St. Mark's Parish. Compiled and published by
Raleigh Travers Green, Culpeper, Va., 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 300. Price, $5.00.

The inception of this volume was a demand for a revised edition of Dr.
Slaughter's History of St. Mark's Parish, and it was the intention of the pub-
lisher to confine himself to that work and so produce a volume of about 150
pages. So much information was sent to him after advertised requests how-
ever, that the publisher decided to give it out to the public and hence the
volume grew to twice its original size. The families included in its pages are
as follows: Ashby, Ball, Barbour, Boaddus, Brown, Browning, Bryan-Lillard,
Carter, Cave, Clayton, Coldman, Conway, Cooke, Field, Fry, Garnett, Glassell,
Green, Grinnan, Henry-Winston, Hill, Jones, Lillard-Bryan, Madison, Mason,
Micou, Pendleton, Rice, Slaughter, Somerville, Spotswood, Strother, Taylor,
Thorn, Thomas, Thompson, Williams, Winston-Henry, and Yancey. The
volume is divided into two parts, the first containing a history of St. Mark's
Parish, Culpeper Co., Va., with notes of old churches and families, and illustra-
tions of the manners and customs of the olden time by Rev. Philip Slaughter,
D.D., Rector of Emmanuel Church, Culpeper Co., Va. Part one also contains
portrait and sketch of Dr. Slaughter. The second part contains a history of
Culpeper County with much genealogical matter alphabetically arranged, and
the marriage record from 1781-1825. Copies may be had of the publishers,
who have also issued a volume on the Battle of Culpeper, by Maj. Dan'l A.
Grimsley of the 6th Va. Cav., and are about to issue " Soldiers of the Revolution "
in pamphlet form.

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Harleian Society Publications. '^

The fourth volume of " Musgrave's Obituary" (L — Pa), edited by Sir
George J. Armytage, Bart., F.S.A., is now being issued to the Members of the
Harleian Society. The fifth volume of this exhaustive work is in the press, and
the sixth and final volume in the transcriber's hands. The Society is also
issuing to the Members of the Register Section, Vol. I., of "The Register of
Bath Abbey," containing the Christenings and Marriages recorded there from
1569 to 1800, edited by Arthur J. Jewers. The second volume which is in the
press will give the Burials for the same period, with an index to the whole.

The twenty-fourth volume of " Arch^ologia Cantiana," being the Trans-
actions of the Kent Archaeological Society, just sent to the Members, has been
edited by the Rev. Canon C. F. Routledge, M.A., F.S.A. It contains the second
and concluding part of the valuable monograph by Mr. W. H. St. John Hope,
M.A., on "The Architectural History of the Cathedral Church and Monastery
of St. Andrew at Rochester," illustrated with several large plans, beautifully
drawn and colored. Other learned papers are contributed by Mr. George
Payne, F.L.S., F.S.A., the Rev. G. M. Livetf, Lord Northbourne, the late Mr.
George Dowker, F.G.S., Mr. A. A. Arnold, F.S.A., etc. The volume is well
illustrated, and a copious index is given.

Memorial of St. Mark's Church in the Bowery. Published by the
Vestry, New York. Thos. Whittaker, 2 & 3 Bible House. 1899. 8 vo, cloth.

St. Mark's Church stands upon ground which is the oldest church site on
Manhattan Island. The corner-stone of the present edifice, which has since
been altered and ornamented, was laid on St. Mark's Day, Saturday, April 25th,
1795, Bishop Provoost officiating. The ground previous to that time had been
occupied by a chapel built prior to 1660 by Gov. Stuyvesant. This volume,
containing a history of the church, was published on the occasion of the one
hundredth anniversary of the dedication, and gives an account of the com-
memorative services, sermons and addresses, biographies of the rectors, lists of
wardens and vestrymen, treasurers, clerks, pewholders, assistant ministers,
organists, sextons, memorial tablets, and other interesting data concerning this
historic edifice. The book is beautifully illustrated with views of the church
and portraits of its rectors, and may be had of the publisher.

A Sketch of the Munro Clan, also of William Munro, who,


OF HIS Posterity, together with a Letter from Sarah Munro to
Mary Mason descriptive of the Visit of President Washington to
Lexington in 1789. By James Phinney Munroe, 1900. Pub. by George H.
Ellis, 272 Congress .St., Boston. 8vo, boards, pp. 80. Price, seventy-five cents.

The title of this volume sets forth its contents and we can only add that its
compiler has issued it for the benefit of those not fortunate enough to possess a
copy of his voluminous "History of the Munros" published in 1898, and now
both scarce and high priced. He informs us that this " sketch " is in no sense a
substitute for his larger work but is founded upon the latter, and "presents
clearly the main points, emphasizing those of special interest to the American
branches of the family." The book is finely printed in antique type upon laid
paper, and is bound, in the early fashion, in boards with pasted labels.

Genealogies of the Bingham Family in the United States, es-
pecially OF the State of Connecticut, including notes on the Bing-
hams of Philadelphia, and of Irish Descent, with partial genealo-
gies OF Allied Families. Compiled by Theo. A. Bingham (Col. U. S. Army),
Harrisburgh, Pa. Harrisburgh Pub. Co., 1898. 8vo, pp. 249. Paper, $4.50,
cloth, $5.00.

This comprehensive volume is the only one of the name of Bingham which
we know of, and from its contents we would say that probably any American of
that patronymic can find himself or some family connections. Special at-
tention has been paid to the early fathers, including their connection with the
old country, which the compiler has tried to make as accurate as possible. It

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represents a work of fifteen years' duration, gives the origin of the name the
taniily in England, their connection with English nobility, the Coat of Arms
Irish family traditions, the Connecticut Binghams, and Binghams of Irish
descent. Of the allied families it gives the genealogies of Rutherford Titon
deLabeaume Grew, Johnson, Foote, Clarke, Whiting. The book is excellently
printed on laid paper, well illustrated, and completely indexed.

Ancestors and Descendants of Joseph Westcot Tinker 16^8-
1900. Compiled by Frederick James Libbie. Printed privately. BostoA, 1900.

This pamphlet of 36 pages opens with a copy of the text of the Mayflower
J-.ompact and the names of the signers thereto, among which is that of Thomas
V'l^^S'- i^^'^' ^^ remembered that this Thomas, with both his wife and only
ctiUd, died during the "first sickness," and hence was not the progenitor of the
American Tinker family. The Rev. William Durant of SaratogafN Y who is
preparing a comprehensive genealogy of the family is of the undoubted
opinion that John Tinker, who came to New England in 1636, is the common
ancestor; but may have been related to Thomas of the Mayflower This pam-
phlet, then, gives the descendants in one line of John Tinker through ten
generations. ^

Philip Vickers Fithian, Journal and Letters, 1767-1774 Edited

M% -ru '"t*^t^^°" ^'^H"^''' ^^^°^'^^'°'^ ^^ J°h" Rogers Williams, Princeton
W. J. The University Library. 8 full-page illustrations, 8vo, pp. 344 Price'
$3.00 (postpaid). ' ' t^t- J44. iTiice,

Philip Vickers Fithian was born in Cumberland County, New Tersev
December 29th, 1747; entered Princeton College in 1770; became private tutor
at Nomini Hall in Virginia in 1773; was a missionary in Western Pennsylvania
1774-S; became chaplain in the Revolutionary Army, and died near Fort
Washington, October 8th, 1776. The volume of Fithian's papers now published
covers the period 1767-74, and contains his complete papers during the period-
exercises, speeches, letters, and journal, so far as they have any bearing on
historical persons or places, and also a few representative papers illustrating
merely his own character and circumstances. Only college exercises and
unimportant letters have been omitted, and everything that is included is
represented verbatim et literatim. The notes include biographical and
genealogical sketches of many Virginia families, and in general of the promi-
nent families and persons mentioned in the text.

English Record of the Whaley Family and its Branches in
AMERICA. By Rev. Samuel Whaley. Andrus and Church, Ithaca, N Y looi
8vo, pp. 233. • y^"-

T? ■ "^u'^ ^A l^T^ !')'^ ^? ^ '^•'^^ manuscript volume by Rev. Samuel Whaley, of
Kiverhead, N Y The genealogy of this family has been remarkably well
preserved. Mr. John Nichols, F.S.A., in his "Antiquities of Leicester County
i-ng and, has given, in a lineage design, the successive generations of this
ramiiy down to the Commonwealth— a period of six hundred years. All Eng-
lish records make the founder of this family Wyamarus Whaley, who canie
over with William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy. From him all the
English families of this name claim descent. From the original Wyamarus
Whaley to the days of the regicides, twelve generations are given. The family
became numerous and held high and honored positions, and in the opening of
the Civil War most of them remained loyal to the king. Edward the regicide
was the son of Richard Whaley, of the eleventh generation, in the pedigree of
tne tamily, who is spoken of as a man of "munificence and energy " Two of
the sons settled in New York and vicinity, and one in Fairfield, Conn • the

NT I^Tt '", ^°/^^ P^'"'^^' ^^^ London, Conn. This family were from' the
North of Ireland,

The De Forests of Avesnes (and of New Netherland), a Hugenot


Conn. The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1900. 8vo, full mor. pp 288

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It was not the intention of the compiler of this book to produce a complete
family history, and he frankly states that such would be a more serious labor
than he would care to confront. He has purposed instead "to discover the
origin of the family; to trace it from that origin down to its establishment in
the New World; to indicate the lineage which sprang from the ancestral emi-
gration; and to push one lineage down to the middle of the nineteenth century."
Libraries, public documents, civic records and church registers in England,
Holland and France have been examined by the compiler, and a list presented
in his preface. Regarding the American citations these appear in the text or
in foot notes. The contents consist of chapters as follows: Origin of the name;
Avesnes and its early de Forests, descendants of Melchoir de Forest, 2d, Jean
and Jesse; The Walloon Emigration of 1623-4: Sequal of the Walloon Colony;
The Stratford, Conn., de Forests: David C. de Forest; Children of Benjamin 2d.
An appendix of six parts gives records, registers and family data, historic
papers and genealogical notations concerning various de Forest families.

Year Book Ohio Society, Sons of American Revolution, 1900. 8vo,
paper, pp. 130. Columbus, Ohio. Pub. by the Society.

Contains complete Roster of members, ancestors of members, living sons
of Revolutionary soldiers, officers National Society, Ohio Society, and various
chapters, members in the Spanish War, Revolutionary soldiers buried in Ohio,
proceedings, report of the Historian.

"Lady Hancock," a story of the American Revolution. By Mary
Elizabeth Springer. Isaac H. Blanchard Co., Pub., New York, 1900. i2mo,
pp. 267.

Miss Springer, the author of this book, is the recording secretary of the
New York City Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and her long
connection with that organization, her active interest in its patriotic and his-
torical work, qualify her to produce a book of this kind. As the title proclaims
it is a story of the American Revolution in which the events of that stirring
contest are not merely referred to, but related in detail, in simple, direct, nar-
rative style. The romance of the story centers in Dorothy Quincy, who became
the wife of John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, and a leading
spirit of the Revolutionary party. Copies of this book may be had of the
author. No. 148 West 64th St., N, Y. City.

/ Lewis Allen, of Watertown Farms (Weston), Mass., 1665, and his
Descendants. By Allen H. Bent of Boston. David Clapp & Son, Boston,
1900. Svo, pamphlet, pp. 33.

"Lewis Allen of Watertown Farms (Weston), Mass.," says this pamphlet,
"seems to have been neglected by most of the early genealogical writers, ex-
cept Bond, who unfortunately confuses some of his descendants with those of
Walter Allen. The two families located in the same precinct at about the same
time, but do not appear to have been related." It is the purpose of this pam-
phlet to straighten out this confusion, and the descendants are given for seven
generations, of which the first three are reprinted from the New Eng. Register
for October, 1900.

Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and
Lancaster, Mass., 1638-1900. In two volumes. By Almira Larkin White,
of Haverhill, Mass. Chase Bros., Printers, Haverhill, 1900. Svo, cloth.

The first volume of this splendid work is just from the press. It contains
nine hundred and thirty page's, forty-six illustrations, and a complete copy of
Mrs. Mary (White) Rowlandson's book, printed in 1682, telling of her captivity
among the Indians. Volume one contains a full record of the first five gener-
ations of the family, with wills, deeds, and other probate records, and branches
from the fifth generation to the present day, of John White's older children.
The second containing the branches of the younger children, will be uniform in
size and work, and will be ready soon. Each volume will be separately
indexed, and will be bound in cloth; price, $5.00 per volume. Address the
compiler, 81 Fountain St., Haverhill, Mass.

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The Downers of America, with Genealogical Record. By David
R. Downer, Newark, N. J., 1900. 8vo, cloth.

The Downer genealogy, bearing the title "The Downers of America," has
been published. It was sent out to first subscribers early in September, and
seems to have met with general favor and approval. The work contams 244
pages octavo of printed matter, the Downer Coat of Arms in Colors, forty-six
portraits of prominent members of the family, a picture of the house m Boston,
in which Dr. Eliphalet Downer of Revolutionary War and Paul Jones fame,
lived, and other pictures. It is fully indexed and mentions over 1,000 names of
other families with whom the Downers intermarried, or were otherwise asso-
ciated. Price, delivered free, $4.00 for cloth, and $5.00 for half morocco binding.
If desired it will be sent for examination. A number of extra copies of the
Downer Coat of Arms in colors (the same which appears in the book, and
which measures 3>^ x 4I4: inches overall), have been nicely printed on 9X 12
paper suitable for framing, and will be sent on receipt of seventy-five cents.
The same in black and white, measuring 2 x 2>^ inches, also suitable for fram-
ing, and printed on 6 x 9 paper, will be sent for tw,enty-five cents. Address the
compiler, 15 New Jersey Ave., Newark, N. J.

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