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N. Y., wife Phebe, 1765. Jonathan, married Mary Hilton about 1760. John, Cap-
tain, married Sybil Ray, 1649. John, married Catherine Guthrie, 1684. John, of
Richmond, N. Y., married Sarah Decker, 1754. John, of Yorktown, N. Y., wife
Sarah, 1760. John, married Mary Cornell about 1760. John, of Mamaroneck,.
N. Y., married Mary Cornell, 1766. John, of Scarsdale, N. Y., wife Sebe, 1810.
John, married Christine Eyler in Pennsylvania, 1 789. Joseph, of New York, mar-
ried Sarah Hopkins, 1736. Michael, of Fairhaven, Vt., born 1738, wife Lucy
Chittenden. Moses, born 1768, married Mary Johnson, born 1773. Nathaniel, of
Rycks Patent, N.Y.,1775. Nehemiah, of Scituate, born 1755, died '^ll'^- Nicholas,,
of Salem, Mass., wife Margaret Sandin, 1636. Paul, of Scituate, wife Noa Litch-
field, 1800. Philip, of Boston, married Martha Smith, 1732. Philip, of Boston,
married Mary Hitchburne, 1736. Richard, of Charlestown, married Mary Sim-
mons, 1685. Roger, of Port Chester, N. Y., died 1805, wife Polly Drake. Thomas,
of New York, married Rachel Campbell, 1764. Thomas, of New York, married
Elizabeth Frost, 1781. Thomas, of Port Chester, born 1778, wife Joanna Dicker-
son. William, of Hartford, Conn., wife Ann White, 1680. William, of Bergen,,
N. J., wife Katrina Hendricks, 1695. douglas merritt,

Leacote, Rhinebeck, N. Y.



REPLY.

Hance-Borden (Record, XXVIII. , p. 116).— The will of Frances Borden
of Shrewsbury, N. J., yeoman, dated May 24, 1703, speaks of his daughter
Joyce, wife of John Hance, jr., and of her children, Joseph and John. I have
written some notes on the New Jersey Bordens, particularly of the first three
generations, which will appear in N. J. Archives, XXIIL, which is to be issued
this year, I hope. william nelson.



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BOOK NOTICES.

James Parshall and His Descendants. Compiled from the most
authentic records. By James C. Parshall, Esq., Counsellor-at-Law, Author of
the Barker Genealogy, etc., Syracuse. Privately printed, 1900. 8vo, pp. 46.
Price, $1.00,

The object of this pamphlet is to awaken an interest among the descend-
ants of James Parshall that will assist the compiler in the more complete gene-
alogy of this Long Island family upon which he is now at work. Judging from
the arrangement and subject matter of this preliminary work Mr. Marshall's
ability to compile the larger volume deserves our fullest confidence.

Genealogy of the Riggs Family with a number of Cognate
Branches descended from the original Edward through female
LINES, AND MANY BIOGRAPHICAL OUTLINES. By John H. Wallace. Vol. I.
New York. Published by the author, 1901. 8vo, cloth.

The work of more than a quarter of a century, this book represents ten
generations, from 1590 to 1899, ^"d is embraced in one hundred and fifty-four
pages, octavo size, with wide margins for notes and emendations. The com-
plete line of descent from the first Edward of Roxbury is shown in each house-
hold, and every father in the line is recorded in his place. The system of
indexing is very simple and complete, embracing about three thousand refer-
ences, which are made to consecutive households or paragraphs.

This book is printed on good paper, with a photogravure frontispiece of
Rev. Elias Riggs, D.D., LL.D., of Turkey; is serviceably bound in cloth, with
the title stamped in gold on the back and side of the cover. It is hoped that
the appearance of the book among the kindred may arouse an interest that
will result in a second volume. The 250 copies will be sold at $5, or five copies
for $20 in one order and one remittance. All remittances must be made by
postal money order, or by bank check on New York, to John H. Wallace, No.
40 West 93d Street, N. Y. City.

Historical and Genealogical Record of the Descendants, as

FAR AS known, OF RiCHARD AND JOAN BORDEN; WHO SETTLED IN PORTS-
MOUTH, R. I., May 1638, with Historical and Biographical Sketches
OF some OF Their Descendants. Compiled by Hattie Borden Weld. 8VO3.
cloth, pp. 348.

Mrs. Weld's genealogical study has certainly been pursued in a liberal
spirit as the three hundred odd pages of this work demonstrate. No effort has
been spared to obtain from living members of the family facts of interest for
this volume; and the compiler is surely, as she styles herself, "an ardent gene-
alogist." The work begins with a colored reproduction of the Borden Arms
and then follows a treatise on the origin of the name, with extracts from " The
Great Roll of Battle Abby," after which the compiler plunges at once into the
subject of the emigration to America. Regarding this she says (quoting from
the Rev. Pardon G. Seabury's manuscript), "from a careful and very extended
examination of the early records of the Borden family, these two persons (Rich-
ard and John Borden) appear to have been the pioneers in the work of immi-
gration to this country, if not the only persons of that name who came over
early and were the ancestors of the numerous Borden families that are scattered
throughout every part of the Union."

The probability of these two being brothers is discussed, but the descend-
ants given in the body' of the work all come from Richard and his Welsh wife,
Joan. These are given for eleven generations all conveniently arranged for
ready reference. The work is illustrated and excellently bound, and the
contents show patient labor and thorough, painstaking research.

The Bemis History and Genealogy, being an Account, in the
greater part, OF the Descendants of Joseph Bemis, of Water-
town, Mass. By Col. Thomas Wain-Morgan Draper, San Francisco, 1900.
4to, pp. viii.-287.

This work was compiled from nearly a thousand question blanks sent out
by Col. Draper which were returned to him filled in with data taken from fam-



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ily bibles, church and town records, — truly reliable sources. Aside from these
the author has consulted many books on the subject a list of which he gives in
the preface. No attempt is made to set forth the family history in England, so
the work begins immediately with Joseph Bemis "founder and original immi-
grant," who was born in England 1619, and came to Watertown, Mass., about
1640. Descendants are given for six generations, with addenda regarding par-
tially identified members of the family. The book is excellently printed on
good paper and contains very full index of names and places.

John Gibson of Cambridge, Mass., and His Descendants, 1634-
1899. I^y Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen Wilson, 1900. (Washington, D. C.)
8vo, cloth, pp. 542.

"It is not certain," says the author in her preface, "whether our Gibsons
are of English or Scottish origin: England, however, is generally the ascribed
birth place of John Gibson, the Pioneer of 1634 in Cambridge, Mass., ..."
The book does not purport to be a full Gibson genealogy since, as the compiler
says, it has been impossible to reach all its members, and some of those that*
have been solicited have chosen to withold their information. Notwithstanding
all that Mrs. Wilson has managed to crowd the pages of a thick volume with a
mass of genealogical and biographical material that has been gathered from
every available source and set forth here for the benefit of John Gibson's de-
scendants. There are two hundred and twenty-eight families traced in this
methodically arranged book and the thorough index is its crowning glory.

The Wintermute Family History. Compiled by J. P. Wintermute,
Delaware, Ohio, 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 335.

After many years of painstaking research, this family history is finally
presented for consideration. No doubt there are some errors, possibly many
omissions, and in some families a very meager report. However the volume
comprises the descendants of John George, Lennard and Philip Wintermute,
of Stillwater, N. J., Wantage, N. J., and Wyoming Pa., respectively, and is
divided into three parts, each reserved to the descendants of these immigrants
separately. The press work is excellent, the binding neat, the illustrations
generous — the whole volume a credit to the compiler. It contains 335 pages,
and sixty halftone portraits of the family, including pictures of the two stone
houses built by the emigrator, one of which is about one hundred and fifty
years old. The work contains nearly three thousand names of descendants,
including those who have married into the family, with a more or less complete
history which the author has endeavored to make thoroughly reliable, not giving
anything as fact unless it seemed to be thoroughly authenticated. The book
was much larger than at first expected and the price is %\ for first quality cloth
binding, $5.50 in full morocco. Remittances should be made to J. P. Winter-
mute, Delaware, Ohio.

Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston. By Samuel
Adams Drake. New and revised edition, illustrated, Boston. Little, Brown &
Co., 1900. Crown 8vo, cloth, pp. xviii.-484.

Mr. Drake has been for several years accumulating materials for a thorough
revision of the work. Besides numerous alterations in the text, designed to
keep pace with the march of improvement, the opportunity has been availed of
for the introduction of new and interesting matter. A number of full-page
illustrations not found in earlier editions have been added, including a rare pic-
ture of Boston in 1830; the daring feat of Isaac Harris, in saving the Old South
from the flames; Boston Common as a cow pasture, with the Great Elm; Old
Concert Hall, The Almack's of Boston; State Street in 1825, etc. The edition
is uniform with the author's " Historic Mansions and Highways around Boston"
and contains 93 illustrations and numerous plates. The original edition of this
popular work has always been considered accurate and authoritative, so that
the revisions have naturally added to its scope and its interest. Copies may be
had of the publishers at $2.50 each.

Ye Ancient Buriall Place of New London, Conn. New London.
Press of the Day Pub. Co., 1899. Ob. 8vo, pp. 40, illustrated.



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A record of the inscriptions on the gravestones of this the oldest burial
place in eastern Connecticut has never until now been compiled, nor has any
adequate representation of this historic spot been published. This attractive
book, compiled by Mr. Edward Prentis of New London, contains the inscrip-
tions from all the legible stones and is put forth "That those who come after us
may know the names, and location of the graves of those who rest in the hal-
lowed ground." The descriptive matter is taken from The Repository and
calls particular attention to the exact location of the graves of the heroic dead.
A panoramic view of the graveyard is folded in the centre of the book, and
upon it each headstone is numbered to correspond with the key.

History of Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Opening
chapters by Rev. Joseph Eldridge. Compiled by Theron Wilmot Crissey,
Everett, Mass. The Massachusetts Pub. Co., 1900. L. 8vo, cloth, pp. viii.-648.

A splendid work and one that does great credit not only to the compiler
but to the inhabitants of Norfolk as well. Its inception like that of so many
others of its kind, began in genealogical research, which made apparent to the
author the need of such a work and Norfolk's worthiness of it. The first three
chapters by Dr. Eldridge refer to the history of Connecticut prior to the settle-
ment of this town and also to the early events in its history. Then follow
twenty-eight chapters by Mr. Crissey giving a complete and comprehensive
biography of the town, with details of its political ecclesiastical, social and mil-
itary history, well arranged, profusely illustrated and full of interest. Nor has
the author forgotten to clothe his work in attractive and serviceable form, for
the print, paper and binding are all one could desire; while that most necessary
adjunct, the index, completes its perfection.

Historical Memoranda concerning Persons and Places in Old
Dover, N. H. . . . Edited by John Scales of Dover. Vol. L Dover, N. H.,
March, 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 425.

The contents of this volume were collected by Rev. Dr. Alonzo Hall Quint,
and others, and published in the Dover Inquirer from 1850 to 1888. They
were republished in part, in the Dover Inquirer from Dec. 10, 1897 to Jan. 5,
1900. As the matter was printed from week to week, the same type was used
to print four pages of this volume. At the completion of 97 pages the publica-
tion ceased and the editor personally took up the work and pushed it to com-
pletion. The subject matter was collected by Dr. Quint during nearly forty
years and the publication of his valuable memoranda is the result of repeated
demands from Librarians of many public libraries.

Windham, Maine, in the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783. By
Nathan Goold. H. W. Bryant, Bookseller and Publisher, Portland, Me., 1900.
8vo, paper, pp. 16. 50 cents.

This little pamphlet gives an account of the soldiers of Windham at Bos-
ton, Ticonderoga, Saratoga, Quaker Hill, Valley Forge, Monmouth, etc.. but
does not pretend to give a complete list of those who served.

Ancestry of John S. Gustin and his Wife, Susan McComb, in-
cluding AN Account of John Hubbard, Second Husband of Elinor
Shepherd. By Mrs. Sarah A. Dewick, Boston. David Clapp & Son, 1900.
8vo, pp. 136.

Besides the names mentioned in the title, this work gives information con-
cerning the families of Makepeace, Browne, Owen, Price, Smock, Conover,
(Van Couwenhoven,) Schenck, Leggett, Mandeville, De Rie, Roos and Mott,
and accounts of Osborne the Seneschal and Richard Lawrence. The book is
compiled from published histories with corrections made by the author among
which is a corrected form of the arms of the Schenck family.

Record of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hun-
terdon County, New Jersey. Compiled from the Minutes and other Manu-
scripts beginning in 1744. By James W. Moore, Lafayette College, Easton,
Pa. Flemington, N. J., 1900. L. 8vo, paper, pp. 42.



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Contains sketch of the region about Quakertown, N. J. Proceedings of the
Monthly Meetings at Kingwood, Marriages, 1744-1840, Births and Burials during
about the same period, Testimony (concerning various members), Friends Suf-
ferings, Certificates of Removal, etc. Copies may be had of Mr. H. E. Deats,
publisher, Flemington, N. J., at one dollar each. Mr. Deats has also sent us The
Jerseytnan, Vol. VI., No. 3, August igoo, which contams an account of Thomas
Stevenson, of London, Eng., and his Descendants in New Jersey, by Dr. John
R. Stevenson, of Haddonfield. N. J. T/ie Je?'seyman is published by Mr. Deats
and is issued quarterly at 50 cents per annum, single numbers 15 cents each.

■^Ancestry of Capt. Timothy Prout of Boston, Mass. By J. Henry
Lea (Reprinted from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register
for January, 1901), Boston. Press of David Clapp & Son, 1901. 8vo, paper, pp. 14.

Mr. Lea gives in this sketch authentic proof of the English ancestry of
Capt. Timothy Prout, Surveyor of the Port of Boston, Captain of Forts and
Artillery, Member of the Committee of Deeds with Indians, Selectman and
Representative, 1682-1692.

Suffolk Deeds, Liber XL Boston. Rockwell & Churchill, 1900. Svo,
cloth.

This volume of the Suffolk Deeds contains the biographies of the early
Recorders and Registers of Deeds of the County of Suffolk, begun in volume
X., by Mr. John T. Hassam, who has here brought them down to 1900. In
accordance with an order issued by the Board of Aldermen the deeds are
reprinted verbatim, and the whole indexed by Mr. Hassam under five headings:
Grantors, Grantees, Persons other than Grantors or Grantees, Places, Mis-
cellaneous.

A History of the Kentucky and Missouri Stiles, with a sketch
of the New Jersey and Other Kindred. By LaFayette Stiles Pence,
Lebanon, Ky. W. T. Hawkins, 1896. Svo, paper, pp. 48. Price, 50 cents.

Dr. Henry R. Stiles, in his Genealogy of the Stiles Family, refers to the
existence of a Kentucky branch, supposed to have moved there from Morris-
town, N. J., which at that time he could not connect with the parent stock.
Mr. Pence has since done the "connecting" and takes up the family at this
point, carrying them through several generations.

Early Dublin. A List of the Revolutionary Soldiers of Dub-
lin, N. H. By Samuel Carroll Derby, Columbus, Ohio, 1901. 8vo, paper, pp. 34.

The general purpose of these lists is to preserve the memory of Dublin
men who took a strenuous part in those "times that tried men's souls." It
comprehends the list published in the History of Dublin forty-five years ago,
which list this pamphlet has revised and increased. The basis of the work is
Vols. XIV.-XVIL, inch, of the New Hampshire State Papers, known as "The
Revolutionary Rolls."

Genealogy of the Tapley Family. Illustrated. Compiled by Har-
riett Sylvester Tapley, Danvers, Mass., 1900. Svo, cloth, pp. 256.

The pages of this volume include all the Tapley families in this country,
as far as known, with the exception of the Mansfield Tapley branch of Cam-
bridge. The name in one line of this branch which settled in Vermont and
Canada became changed in the last century to Taplin, this spelling being still
in use among the descendants. The first generation given in this book is
John Tapley, born in England in 1638; married in Salem, 6 Dec, 1663, Eliza-
beth, dau. of John Pride of Salem. His descendants are given in eight gener-
ations, and the volume then takes up the line of Gilbert Tapley of Salem, the
ancestor of the Danvers branch. His descendants are likewise noted for eight
generations, followed by an appendix giving a summary of the descendants of
Mark Tapley of Chicago, Ephraim of Virginia, and Hosea of North Carolina.
The whole is well indexed, neatly printed, and serviceably bound.

The Evolution of Stuyvesant Village (New York City): Tenth
to Bleecker Streets, Broadway to Second Avenue and around
there. By A. A. Rikeman, Mamaroneck, 1S99. Svo, cloth, pp. 88.



iQOi.l Book Notices. 1 87

Between the years 1 568-1609, many of the Protestant Hollanders who fled
from persecution came to Manhattan Island and settled upon the territory
described in the title of this volume, which was afterward known as Stuyvesant
Village. Miss Rikeman's ancestors were among them, hence her personal
interest in that bit of local history. The material is drawn largely from
tradition obtained from five generations who were well informed in the local
affairs, with whom the author has long been in touch. The book is purely
historical, and is full of interest. Copies may be had of the author at Mamar-
oneck, N. Y. Price, $1.25 each.

Genealogy of the Dickey Family. By John Dickey, Worcester, Mass.
F. S. Blanchard & Co., 1898. 8vo, Half Mor., pp. 322.

After the death of Mr. Dickey, the compiler of this work, in 1894, his
manuscript was placed in the hands of Blanchard & Co. for publication. The
result is a splendid volume of interest to both the Dickey family and the
genealogical world. William Dickey ajid his wife, Elizabeth, came from the
north of Ireland some time prior to 1730, and brought with them three children:
Samuel, Elias and Elisabeth; the three Dickeys furnishing the title of this
book. The work is divided into three parts: — part i, Samuel Dickey and his
descendants; part 2, Elias Dickey and his descendants; part 3, Elisabeth
Dickey (married John Hall of the north of Ireland). The book is most
thoroughly indexed. Copies may be had of the publishers.

Complete Lineage of the Sturges Families of Maine, 1530 to 1900,
FROM De Turges, England, and Cape Cod, Mass., to Vassalboro and
GoRHAM. With other Sturges Genealogy. Compiled by Alonzo Walton
Sturges, Lewiston, Me., 1900. 8vo, cloth, pp. 40.

This compilation is the larger growth of a pamphlet published by the same
author in 1898 under the title "A few Stray Leaves from Sturges Genealogy."
Since that was issued Mr. Sturges has been in communication with various
persons having information on this family, so that he is able now to trace the
ancestry back 370 years. Edward Sturges, of New England, 1634, was the
progenitor of the American family, and in addition to his descendants in the
various branches of Vassalboro and Gorham, Maine, this volume gives a
partial genealogy of the Coleman family.

Albermarle County in Virginia. Giving some account of what it
was by Nature, what it was made by man, and of some of the men
who made it. By Rev. Edgar Woods. The Michie Company, Charlottesville,
Va., 1901. 8vo, cloth, pp. 412.

" Public affairs are abundantly recorded," says the author. " Not only are />
they set forth in the countless Journals of the day, but scores of ready pens are /
waiting to embody them in more permanent form in histories of our own times." '
Private events then, are those to which the author of this work has turned his
attention. Events of travel, toil, settlement, public and private achievement,
and all the facts that constitute the growth of any locality. The historical
narrative concluded, the author then takes up the various families in alpha-
betical order and gives a short sketch of each with reference to the more
prominent members. These "Accounts of Families " occupy more than half of
the volume.

New Hampshire, Lake Region Inscriptions. Whiteface, Inter-
vale, Sandwich, Perkins Ground, New Durham, Further Memorials
of Meredith, Worcester, Mass. Pub. by Franklin P. Rice, 1900. 8vo,
pamphlet, pp. 28.

Mr. Franklin P. Rice of Worcester, Mass., informs us that he has entered
into a three year's arrangement for the management and operation of the
Systematic History Fund, which was instituted with the purpose to assist the
printing and publication of certain elementary historical material. The inten-
tion of this undertaking is broader than implied in antiquarian or genealogical
research alone, being to preserve, arrange, and make accessible original data
which is the foundation of all history. Small editions are to be printed, and the
desire is to place these publications in as many public depositories as possible.



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The cooperation and patronage of Librarians and others are solicited in this
movement to make accessible original sources of history. While operations
under the Fund are not confined to any particular locality, nor restricted to any
special class of matter within the broad field to be developed, it is natural that
the first work undertaken should be in the vicinity of Worcester; as it is
thought advisable that the personal records of a place should be, so far as
possible, completed before other work is attempted. Two publications — The
Worcester County Warnings, and The Vital Records of Auburn — have been
issued. The latter of these is a paper covered volume of 142 pages, and gives
the records to the end of the year 1850, with inscriptions from the Old Burial
Grounds. Besides these two publications, Mr. Rice has issued the Worcester
Book, a Diary of Noteworthy events in Worcester from 1657 to 1883, paper, pp.
159; Proceedings at a dinner to Mr. Rice in recognition of work accomplished
in the development of systematic history; and nearly 100 other publications of
a similar character. This enterprise of furnishing indexed information to the
antiquary, genealogist and historian, is certainly a most worthy one and deserves
the hearty cooperation of all libraries and similar institutions.

A Complete Roster of Colonel David Waterburv, Jr.'s Regiment
OF Connecticut Volunteers. By A. H. Clark, 1897. Published by A. S.
Clark, 174 Fulton St., N. Y. City. Price, $1.00.

This was the first regiment of infantry responding to a call for volunteers
for the defence of New York City against the British in the American Revolu-
tion, and the material here is printed for the first time from manuscript records
in the possession of the publisher, with notes compiled from authentic historical
sources. The lists comprise officers and privates of ten companies. Copies are
for sale by the publisher.

Vital Statistics of Seymour, Conn, Vol. 3. Published by W. C.
Sharpe, Seymour, Ct., 1901. 8vo, paper, pp. 88. Price $1. Postage 3 cents.

Mt. Sharpe's indefatigable labors in this field are deserving of our highest
praise. The first of this series was issued in 1883, the second in 1892. The
records begin with the incorporation of the town, in the first volume, and in this,
the third, cover the period from Jan. i, 1892 to Jan. i, 1901, giving births, mar-
riages and deaths, and the records of Trinity Church, and the Congregational
Church, with complete index to the whole.

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