duty till term expired; removed to California, 1862,
HnDrew Sprout feapgood.
SIXTH GENERATION. 99
and worked in a saw-mill two years ; went to Idaho
and worked a placer gold mine for a year or more, then
crossed the Plains, 1,600 miles, to Omaha on horse-
back, 1865; returned to his native town, resumed his
saw-mill and lumber business ; taught school one win-
ter in Bangor, New York, and two in Waterford ; a
man of strict integrity and temperate habits; chairman
of the board of selectmen two years, and represented
the town in the Legislature, 1895 ; married, July 7,
1870, at Lovell, Maine, Irene, daughter of Eben and
Hannah (Barker) Willard, born December 14, 1844
died February 12, 1895; no children; he married
second, August 9, 1896, at North Bridgton, Leiona
Green, daughter of Horace W. and Ellen F. (Widbur)
Willard of Waterford, born March 20, 1870.
V. Charles Henry 7 , born Februarys, 1846; died January 12,
EpHRAiM 6 (Olivet*, Ephraim*, Hezekiah 3 , Nathaniel 2 ,
Shadrach 1 }, born November 26, 1786; married, March 24,
1816, at Boston, Joanna Salmon, born in that place, January
26, 1798; died July 26, 1876, at Bethel, Maine, The
proprietors of the town of Waterford, in order to encourage
immigration, gave to a few of the first settlers, their lands.
They also offered a premium of fifty acres of land to the first
boy that should be born in the town and live to become of
age. Ephraim Hapgood was the recipient of that bounty.
He removed, February, 1830, to Bethel ; was an enterprising
and prosperous farmer, prominent in town affairs. Died
September 29, 1864.
I. Lucy Elizabeth 7 , born May 7, 1817, at Boston; married,
January 11, 1838, at Bethel, John Bryant of Waterford,
born May 2, 1808; removed to Cambridge, Massachu-
setts, about 1840; performed police duty for several
100 HAPGOOD FAMILY.
years, served as night watch at Boston & Albany Rail-
road Station, six years, and died at Cambridge, Sep-
tember 10, 1874; Mrs. Bryant removed with members
of her family to Waltham, Massachusetts, July, 1883,
where she now resides, his widow.
1. Richard 8 Bryant, born September 5, 1839; died
2. Leon 8 , born August 6, 1843 ; died young.
3. Malinda 8 , born June 21, 1845.
4. Frank 8 , born December 23, 1851.
5. Elliott 8 , born November 8, 1853.
6. Martha 8 , born August 26, 1859; died October 9,
48 II. William Salmon 7 , born at Boston, June 17, 1819; married,
March 23, 1843, Rebecca W. Mason of Gilead, Maine.
49 III. Oliver 7 , born February 13, 1822; married, September 20,
1848, Mary Jael Sanderson, born in Sweden, Maine,
December 29, 1828.
50 IV. John Francis 7 , born September 9, 1824; married, April 25,
1851, Mary L. Young of Sherburn, New Hampshire.
V. Martha Jane 7 , born September 4, 1829; died March 20,
VI. Abigail Swan 7 , born February 16, 1832 ; died November 10,
51 VII. Richard 7 , born February 24, 1841, at Waterford; married
Nellie G. Pike.
ARTEMAS 6 (Oliver 1 , Epkraim*, Hezekiah*, Nathaniel*, Shad-
rack 1 }, born June 14, 1789; married, January 16, 1814, at
Waterford, Polly Haskill, born 1790, at Sweden, Maine,
where he died December 7, 1865 ; a farmer. She died
August 10, 1873.
I. Mary Ann 7 , born November 23, 1814; married, December
21, 1845, at Waterford, Eleazer, son of Eleazer and
SIXTH GENERATION. 101
Jollie Hamlin, born September 4, 1811 ; died June 25,
1886. She died March 29, 1893. Had one child, died
52 II. Artemas 7 , born September 2, 1816; married, September 17,
1848, at Sweden, Sarah Ann Parker.
III. Calvin 7 , born September 3, 1818; married, December 23,
1874, widow Marr, who died at Sweden ; s. p.
IV. Mary Jane 7 , born March 12, 1821 ; married, December 23,
1874, at Harrison, Joseph Adams, born at Stoneham,
Maine, August 6, 1819; resides at North Bridgton,
1. Ella Maria 8 Adams, born December 12, 1844, in
Stoneham; married, June n, 1865, at Sewell,
Harris Birney Kneeland, born at Sewell, July 9,
1840 ; resides at South Waterford.
2. Mary Ann 8 , born October 20, 1846, at Stoneham;
died August, 1855.
3. Calvin Hapgood 8 , born April 13, 1848; married,
January 22, 1875, Abbie Ellen 8 Hapgood, his
second cousin, daughter of Joel 7 and Columbia
(Wheeler) Hapgood, born at Portland, July 7,
1858; resides at South Waterford ; a farmer.
4. Frances Elizabeth 8 , born June 24, 1851, at Sweden ;
married, June 2, 1866, at Portland, Elden Brown,
born at Sweden, April 23, 1834; resides in
5. Daniel Townes 8 , born November 1 1, 1854, at Stone-
ham; married, October 26, 1884, at Waterford,
Ella F. Abbott, born March, 1861, at Fryeburg,
Maine ; resides at Sweden ; a farmer.
6. Lemuel Goodwin 8 , born August 29, 1858, at Stone-
ham ; resides at North Bridgton ; unmarried.
7. Joseph Nelson 8 , born January 9, 1860; married,
November 8, 1887, Hattie Gertrude Flint, born
May 21, 1868, at Bridgton; resides at North
V. Eliza 7 , born February 12, 1824; died at Waterford, March
VI. Betsey 7 , born July 26, 1827 ; married, October 29, 1846, at
Sweden, William Parker, born February 28, 1829, at
Biddeford, Maine, and died at Waterford, May 10,
1892. She died at Waterford, January, 1894.
102 HAPGOOD FAMILY.
1. William Gardner 8 Parker, born August 7, 1850.
2. Emily J. 8 , born December 18, 1851 ; died July 5,
3. Charles 8 , born December u, 1853; died October
4. Mary A. 8 , born January 17, 1856, at Bethel ; mar-
ried, at Waterford, July 24, 1874, Frank T.
Green, born in Portland, November 15, 1848;
resides in Norway, Maine.
5. Flora E. 8 , born April 10, 1858; married, September
7, 1884, Elma A. Bacon of Norway. She died
May 24, 1885.
6. John 8 , born January 28, 1860; died September i,
7. George 8 , born January 24, 1862, died May 6, 1863.
8. Malinda 8 , born September 12, 1863; died Septem-
ber 26, 1865.
9. Adelbert E. 8 , born April 18, 1865 ; married, July 4,
10. Kate N. 8 , born March 4, 1868 ; married, February
11. Ida M. 8 , born April 30, 1870; married, February
18, 1888, Charles E. Packard.
VII. Lydia 7 , born March 29, 1831 ; died April 7, 1833.
VIII. Maria 7 , born October 10, 1834.
OLIVER 6 (Oliver*, Ephraim*, Hezekiak*, Nathaniel 2 , Shad-
rack 1 ), born December 30, 1794; married, January 30, 1826,
at Sebago, Maine, Abigail Welch of Raymond, Maine, born
November, 1803. He resided at Waterford, where all his
children were born. During the war of 1812, he was
employed by the Government in the Commissary department.
At the age of twenty-five he had a severe attack of rheumatic
fever, which greatly impaired the use of one leg, rendering
SIXTH GENERATION. 103
him a cripple and unfitting him for active business during
the remainder of his life. He died at Waterford, August 22,
1851, and his widow died at the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. Lewis, at Portland, July 14, 1890.
53 I. Joel 7 , born August 23, 1827; married Columbia Wheeler.
II. Lucy 7 , born September 27, 1829; died March I, 1833.
III. Abigail 7 , born July 19, 1831; married, December i, 1851,
at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Albion G. Lewis,
born at Hiram, Maine, September 7, 1826; died at
Portland, February 20, 1881. No children.
IV. Rebecca Nourse 7 , born June 29, 1833 ; married, June 8, 1863,
at South Dedham, Massachusetts, Cloyes W. Gleason,
M. D., born May 13, 1821; removed, 1865, to Phila-
delphia, Pennsylvania, where he has since resided,
enjoying a large practice. He is the author of a valu-
able book, entitled ** Everybody's own Physician ; or,
How to Acquire and Preserve Health." No children.
V. Lucy 7 , born August 23, 1835; died February 14, 1836.
VI. Joanna 7 , born January 29, 1837; married, May 8, 1857, at
Bridgton, Lendoll S. Brackett, born in Naples, Maine,
August 20, 1831, where he resides; a farmer and.
1. Melville S. 8 Brackett, born November 30, 1858;
married, December 27, 1891, Minerva Moins of
Otisfield; resides in Naples.
2. Dana L. 8 , born October 14, 1862; married, Novem-
ber 30, 1891, at Portland, Mary Davis of Boston;
resides in Portland.
3. Lillie G. 8 , born January 20, 1866; married, January
l, 1887, Herbert A. Edwards of Bethel; resides
4. Cora M. 8 , born January 12, 1870; resides in Naples.
VII. Oliver 7 , Jr., born September 11, 1839; died September II,
VIII. Sarah 7 , born April 28, 1842; died April 26, 1885, at Port-
104 HAPGOOD FAMILY.
CoRNELius 6 (Jonathan 6 , Ephraim*, Hezekiah*, Thomas*,
Shadrach 1 }, born October 13, 1789; married, March i, 1819,
at Moira, New York, Betsey, daughter of Cyril Hutchins,
born March 6, 1794; died December 16, 1858, and he mar-
ried second, March 23, 1859, at Malone, New York, the
widow, Maria (Chapin) King, daughter of John King, born
in New Hampshire, April 8, 1800; died September 21, 1870,
at Westville, New York; he died September u, 1874, at
Malone ; a thrifty farmer.
CHILDREN, all by first wife.
I. Sarah 7 , born June i, 1820, at Constable, New York; mar-
ried Jefferson Smith.
1. Byron 8 Smith, born .
2. Elizabeth 8 , born ; resided in Boston, where
she died January 19, 1891.
3. Clara 8 , born ; married George Adams, and
resided in West Groton, Massachusetts.
4. Millard 8 , born .
. II. Jonathan 7 , born November i, 1821, at Moira; married,
October u, 1849, at Malone, Lucy M. Hogel, born
in Canada, October 17, 1824; resides in Cherubusco,
New York; a farmer; no children.
III. Mary 7 , born March 19, 1824, at Constable; died young.
54 IV. Cyril William 7 , born March 9, 1825; married, May 9,
1851, Adaline Leigh.
V. Dimis 7 , born January 16, 1827; married, June i, 1848, Joel
C. Taylor of Malone, born July 16, 1824.
1. Jeanette 8 Taylor, born June 10, 1849, at Boston,
Massachusetts; married, July I, 1875, Henry
2. Herbert 8 , born June 8, 1850, at Constable ; married,
March 26, 1871, Christina Bean.
3. Guy 8 , born January 22, 1858.
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4. Alice 8 , born February 16, 1862; married, Decem-
ber 25, 1889, Leslie Spencer; resides in Malone ;
VI. Marilla 7 , born December 29, 1828; married William Miller.
1. Kilburn* Miller, born ; resides in Hague,
Warren County, New York.
VII. Guy 7 , born December 20, 1829, at Constable; died Decem-
ber 21, 1871, at Malone; a farmer; unmarried.
VIII. Betsey 7 , born July 15, 1831; died November 15, 1845.
55 IX. Wesley 7 , born July 3, 1835; married, July 3, 1859, Delia
X. Allen 7 , born January 5, 1839; married, April 15, 1861,
Charlotte Hutchins, and died December 3, 1890, at
Malone ; a farmer.
AMOS S (Jonathan*, Ephraim*, Nathaniel*, Nathaniel*, Shad-
rach 1 ), born 1799; married, February 25, 1821, Harriet S.,
daughter of Lemuel Holmes of Malone, born 1801. She
died January 29, 1866, and he married second, Mrs.
Aldrich Bunker, born 1825 ; died August, 1892. He died
at Malone, May 2, 1875, in his seventy-sixth year.
CHILDREN, all born in Malone.
I. Edwin Cornelius 7 , born January i, 1822; died May 5, 1828.
II. Caroline Celia 7 , born August 24, 1823; married, October
12, 1841, Oren James Ward, born in Vermont, July 21,
1820; settled in New York; removed to Rockford,
Illinois, October, 1852; sold out in 1854; purchased
160 acres and later added 80 more in Iowa, and
occupied the same September 5, 1854. His wife being
feeble, he took her for a tour through Southern Iowa,
Missouri and Kansas, spending July 4, 1871, at Arkan-
sas City, Kansas. In March, 1872, he purchased what
is now the town site of Genda Springs, Kansas, where
he permanently located. His wife died there May 4,
106 HAPGOOD FAMILY.
1874, and he calls that his home, though much of his
time is spent with his children.
1. Helen E. Asenath 8 Ward, born February 27, 1844,
at Malone ; married, March 22, 1865, at Bethel,
Iowa, John J. Broadbent, born in England,
October 5, 1839; removed to Genda Springs,
1871, and in 1893 to Rock Falls, Oklahoma,
their present residence.
2. Royal Leroy 8 , born March 16, 1847, at Lawrence,
New York; married, April 18, 1878, Eva High-
land, born April 15, 1853, at Puma; resides in
Kansas ; the owner of several large farms, one
especially devoted to fruit growing, which has
3. Silas Lemuel 8 , born February 16, 1849, at Law-
rence; married, October 7, 1879, at Princeton,
Missouri, Angie Carter, born March 14, 1850;
resides in Kansas ; a hotel proprietor.
4. Henry Oren 8 , born August 13, 1851 ; married,
October 21, 1879, at Ness Centre, Kansas, Claro
Gully; resides at Wichita, Kansas; a retail
merchant. In 1886 he was locating agent at
Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas. One fine,
clear morning he took a couple of friends out to
view the surrounding country. At about 10
o'clock a heavy, black cloud suddenly gathered,
and in twenty minutes a thick mist with fine
rain and snow burst upon them with such fury
as to blind the horses and men so as to prevent
a movement in any direction. The cold became
intense, and the storm continued forty-eight
hours. During the next two days, January 7th
and 8th, eleven dead bodies were brought into
that little town, victims of the blizzard. Henry
escaped with his life, but lost both feet, while
both his companions were frozen to death He
died at Fort Smith, Texas, March 18, 1895.
5. Chester Orson 8 , born December 9, 1852, at Rock-
ford, Illinois ; married, July 26, 1887, at McPher-
son, Kansas, Mary Skinner of Illinois, born
September 7, 1865; resides in Oklahoma Terri-
tory; a blacksmith.
SIXTH GENERATION. 107
6. Amos Pierce 8 , born March 3, 1855, at Bethel, Iowa;
married, February 10, 1882, at McPherson,
Kansas, Huldah Munyon, born February 10,
1863; resides in Cares Grandes, Mexico.
7. Harriet Celia 8 , born June 14, 1858, at Bethel, Iowa;
married, February 7, 1886, at Genda, Kansas,
James E. Lobdell of New York, born March
30, 1856; resides in Portland, Sumner County,
Kansas ; a blacksmith.
8. Herbert Howard 8 , born April 7, 1860, at Bethel;
married, March 30, 1884, Lizzie Echternach,
born in Reading, Pennsylvania, 1862; resides in
9. Linda Sophia 8 , born March 9, 1862; died August
10. Llewellyn Orcutt 8 , born August 23, 1865; resides
III. Harriet Asenath 7 , born January 23, 1826; married, Febru-
ary i, 1848, Henry W. Hobbs; resided in Ellenburgh
Centre, Clinton County, New York. No children.
She resides in Star, Clinton County, New York.
IV. A daughter 7 , born April 18, 1828; died May I, 1828.
V. Abigail 7 , born March 17, 1829; died December 7, 1829.
VI. Austin A. 7 , born September 25, 1830; died February 20,
VII. Ruth Amelia 7 , born May 18, 1833; died May 22, 1851.
56 VIII. Lemuel Bicknell 7 , born March 5, 1836; married, Septem-
ber 13, 1863, Sarah Goodwin Clark.
IX. Howard 7 , born September 30, 1839; married, September
n, 1862, Caroline, daughter of Jason Hutchins of Con-
stable, New York ; enlisted with his brother, Lemuel,
in Company D, I42d regiment, New York Volunteers,
in War of Rebellion, and was killed at battle of Drurys
Bluff, May 10, 1864. No children.
X. Mary Caroline 7 , born May 22, 1841, at Malone; married,
March 14, 1866, at Bangor, New York, Ezra J. Car-
penter, born November 19, 1841, at Hinesburg, Ver-
mont ; settled in Constable ; a large real estate owner.
Enlisted August 23, 1864, in Company C, Third regi-
ment Cavalry, New York Volunteers, and was mustered
out June 7, 1865. He engaged in mercantile business
at Whippleville, and in 1893 removed his family thither
108 HAPGOOD FAMILY.
and continued the general merchandise business in
company with his son, Frank Lemuel, under firm name
of E. J. Carpenter & Son, and they recently opened
another store at Owls Head, New York.
1. Henry Amos 8 Carpenter, born January 26, 1867,
at Constable; married, November 29, 1893, at
Tacoma, Washington, Lelia May Carpenter ;
resides in New York City ; a railroad contractor.
2. Fred Wesley 8 , born November 9, 1868, at North
Yakima, Washington ; married there, July 3,
1890, his third cousin, Emma Carpenter; resides
at Yakima ; a farmer.
3. Frank Lemuel 8 , born October 16, 1870; married,
July 29, 1896, Fannie Benedict of Ottawa,
Canada; resides in Whippleville ; in general
merchandise business with his father.
4. Ada Blanche 8 , born December 17, 1872; resides
with her parents.
5. Albert Ezra 8 , born December 7, 1874, at Con-
stable ; a farmer.
6. Oren Howard 8 , born March 13, 1877, at Constable.
7. Caroline Elizabeth 8 , born August 20, 1878; resides
with her parents at Whippleville.
8. Wilber Austin 8 , born April 10, 1885, at Constable ;
resides in Whippleville, attending school.
XI. Mindwell 7 , born January 3, 1844; died August 28, 1870.
XII. Samuel Marsh 7 , born February 10, 1847; married, January
i, 1874, at Fort Covington, Lucinda Manson; resides
in Belmont ; a farmer.
CHILDREN, all born at Malone.
I. Anna Adaline 8 , born October 21, 1874; married,
September i, 1894, Fred McGowan.
II. Amos Austin 8 , born August 27, 1876.
III. James Manson 8 , born June 19, 1878.
JOHN 6 (John*, Shadrach*, Skadrach*, Nathaniel 2 , Skadrach 1 },
born March 18, 1807 ; settled on the Patterson farm and lands
SIXTH GENERATION. 109
taken from the original homestead of the Hapgoods adjoin-
ing, and was quite a prominent citizen, having filled various
important offices. He inherited and accumulated a handsome
property, which was judiciously invested for the benefit of his
family. He married in Harvard, September 27, 1829, Mary
Ann, daughter of Joseph and Polly (Blanchard) Munroe, born
February 26, 1810. She was an excellent housewife, but about
1838, was attacked by a disease, probably rheumatism, which
caused her joints to swell and ossify to such extent as to
deprive her of locomotion, but by the assistance of others,
she was moved from one part of the house to another, direct-
ing with singular precision the affairs of her household, mani-
festing great patience and cheerfulness under severe trials.
The malady baffled all medical skill, increasing from year to
year for nearly thirty years, when the heart of that loving
soul and sweet disposition ceased to beat, on the eleventh
day of March, 1868. By the aid of his daughters and son-in-
law, the business of the farm moved steadily forward ; a
large house and barn were erected, the families were united
and harmonious, and the last years of John's life were
crowned with deserved joy and happiness. During all those
thirty long years of anxiety for his suffering companion he
was gentle, kind, patient, and attentive to every want, and
on the 1 6th of February, 1886, went to his reward.
I. Mary Ann 7 , born May 7, 1838; married, January 10, 1861,
Charles Corey Maynard, born at Cambridge, Massa-
chusetts, December 2, 1836. The condition of her
mother's health was such as to require the presence of
the young couple, and they settled with her father on
the homestead which he had created. He is a quiet,
intelligent, kind-hearted man, with a disposition that
would make friends anywhere ; generous, faithful and
110 HAPGOOD FAMILY.
attentive to the affairs of town, church, or neighbor-
hood, and withal an industrious and prosperous farmer,
worthy of the homestead of which he is now proprietor.
1. John Edward 8 Maynard, born March 17, 1865;
educated at the public schools and Bromfield
Academy ; studied civil engineering, which voca-
tion he desired to fit himself for and follow, but,
being an only child, the loving hearts of his
parents clung to him with such tenacity as to dis-
suade him from his purpose. He taught school
successfully for several years ; established a
greenhouse, and became a florist; is a land sur-
veyor; served on the School Board nine years,
and is the able assistant to his father on the
large farm. In 1897 he built a house on the
opposite side of the road from his father, and on
the 5th of January, 1898, married Elizabeth May,
daughter of Henry Hartshorn of Harvard, born
May i, 1868, and they are now happy in the new
II. Clara Charlotte 7 , born August 13, 1851 ; has always resided
with her parents and sister on the homestead ; promi-
nent in all charitable duties ; active in the Unitarian
Sunday School and other church and charitable work,
and is a fine assistant in the household affairs, in which
she excels ; unmarried.
Henry 6 (Jabes?, Shadrach*, Shadrach*, Nathaniel 2 , Shad-
rack 1 }, born January 2, 1808. Was educated at the public
school in " Old Mill" ; remained with his parents on the
farm during his minority; married, May 8, 1839, Ann Matilda
Estabrook, born in Shirley, December 23, 1821 ; purchased
the farm adjoining his father's, including the "Old Mill"
built by John Prescott, 1669, then a part of Groton, and after
3-onatban ffairbanfe 1bapc?oo>.
SIXTH GENERATION. Ill
being incorporated in the town of Harvard, 1732, the north-
erly part of that town was known as "Old Mill." He was
a quiet, industrious, patient man, bearing all the misfor-
tunes of life bravely, but as his wife became a confirmed
invalid, he could not carry on the business of the farm and
the mill, and after many years of struggle, he concluded to
dispose of his property there and remove to Ayer (then South
Groton), to take charge of a large grist mill. He continued
this business, under somewhat discouraging circumstances,
up to the time of his death, April i, 1879. His wife never
recovered her health, and died at Ayer, July 1 1, 1888.
I. Charles Henry 7 , born October 7, 1840, at Old Mill, Har-
vard. Educated in the public schools there ; learned
the baker's trade, at Groton; worked at Clinton some
years before the war; enlisted for three years in Com-
pany C, Fifteenth regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers,
Infantry ; severely wounded in the right shoulder,
placed on invalid corps, remained to end of term ;
mustered out, returned to Clinton, and worked at his
trade. Resides in Worcester, unmarried.
II. Augusta Angelina Porter 7 , born September 22, 1843. Her
mother being too ill to give proper training and in-
struction to the child, she was placed in the hands of
her maternal grandparents in Shirley, where she was
educated. In 1864, her mother being still feeble, she
was summoned home, where she remained, faithfully
performing her duty as companion, housekeeper, and
nurse, to the end. She resides in Ayer, unmarried.
JONATHAN FAIRBANKS (Joel*, Shadrach*, Shadrach*, Nathan-
ier~, Shadrach 1 }, born January 15, 1814; spent his minority
on the farm with his father ; received such education as the
112 HAPGOOD FAMILY.
district schools of that day afforded, and established for him-
self a high character for industry, energy, and fidelity. After
attaining his majority, he worked in several towns, among
them Ashburnham, in a tannery. While engaged here, he
married and took his young bride to his home, in 1839.
February 28, 1842, he was left a widower with an infant
child, who was kindly cared for by his maternal grandmother
in Harvard, where he was born. April 9, 1843, he married
his second wife ; returned to Harvard in 1844, purchased the
Robbins farm in the northwesterly part of the town, and
turned his attention to farming. This, however, did not
prove as lucrative as he had anticipated, and the California
gold fever, that led away so many of our best young men
in 1 849, carried him also. Placing the farm, with his wife
and three small children, in the care of his brother Warren,
he, with others, took passage, December 7, 1849, on board
the ship " Marcia Cleves " for San Francisco, via Cape Horn,
to seek a fortune in that auriferous region. When the
tedious six months' voyage was ended, a " sea of troubles "
still environed the fortune hunters. No framed houses had at
that time been erected in San Francisco, which to-day is the
finest built city on the Pacific coast ; thousands of miners
from all parts of the world were rushing in the wildest con-
fusion for the mines ; Jonathan and his companions were
among them. He remained, working in the mines about two
years with moderate success, returning in November, 1851,
for his family. From this project he was, however, diverted ;
his father, then about sixty-four, felt the necessity of secur-
ing some one to take charge of the farm, and himself, then