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loom, one of the many treasures acquired by the unremitting labors of the col-
lectors for the Society.

Near the loom stands a target, an Indian in war paint and feathers, used
by a rifle company, the "Old Bristol Blues."

This queer-looking barrel was made from the trunk of a pepperidge tree
and was used for holding salt. A tall old-fashioned clock looms up before us.
It was made by Gideon Roberts, the founder of the clock industry in Bristol.
It is said he owned the first chaise in Bristol, and it is pleasant to think of him
driving over the hills with his bride, Falla Hopkins, from Hartford. We trust
he was not so much absorbed in thoughts of " those parts of eighty clocks
which he meant to put together by May ist," and in "collecting timber for one


thousand more," that he could not notice the lights and shadows on the hills
as they drove back to their substantial house on Fall ^Mountain.

On the table near the north wall can be found kitchen utensils of all
kinds, farming implements, water bottles, canteens, cow-bells, saddle-bags,
churns, mortars and pestles and many articles for domestic use. A long-
handled wooden peel brings up visions of the old brick oven; a hanging grid-
dle, toasters and tin bake-ovens call back the days when our great-grand-
mothers cooked by an open fire.

Here are candlesticks galore. It does not take much imagination for us
to see great grandfather reading Tlic Hartford Courant by the flickering light
of a tallow candle. On this table is a carved oak chest which looks as if
it might have come over in the Mayflower. At the head of the table is a lap
organ; the bellows were worked by one arm, and at the same time the player
was supposed to use both hands in playing!

It recjuires little imagination to transfer ourselves to the other side of the


world as we gaze upon the Austrian piano, with its harp-shaped back, scarlet
silk, and altogether regal air. Its history is shrouded in mystery and

Here are cases containing china and glass, minerals, shells, birds' eggs,
old deeds, paper money, Indian relics from New England, Florida and New
Mexico; Indian and ^lexican pottery, and many interesting things from Cali-

One case has an unusually fine exhibition of Indian relics. Here can be
seen a spear-head fourteen inches long, one of the largest known in this coun-
try, found in Southington; also two pipes from Mt. Lamentation, near Meri-
den. One is of the Haidah Indian type, of Victoria, Vancouver. There are
none like it found in this vicinity, and its presence is a mystery — unless the
Haidah Indians came down to spend Thanksgiving with the Tunxis tribe
and left this pipe behind them ! The other pipe, which resembles a crow, is
exceedingly rare and valuable. At the back of the case hangs a stone pestle
in the form of an eel so cunningly fashioned that when it was found it was be-
lieved to be a petrified eel.

In the next case can be found, among many other interesting articles, a
white stififly-starched linen cap with this printed label sewed upon it: " Deacon


Manross, with a neat white Holland cap upon his head, starched and
with care and neatness. Oh! how proud was the wife, of her husband
This cap was worn by Elisha Manross, in 1765, in his honored position
con of the Bristol Congregational Church.

Dr. F. H. Williams, one of the originators of this Soci-
ety, has the finest exhibit in the room. In his ethnological col-
lection are casts of reindeer bones which were engraved by
prehistoric men, curios from the Cliff Dwellers in Arizona,
and a basket containing mummied bones, spindles with yarn
and other articles from a prehistoric cemetery in Peru. He
also exhibits grotesque images from Mexico and Egypt, Aztec
household goods, an ancient lamp from Asia Minor, casts of
idols, and cowry shells or African money, one hundred of which
will buy a wife.

s cap !"
as dea-



On a round three-legged table standing before one of the windows is a
case of Silurian fossils. On a card with two shells is this label: "These two
shells were once in the private collection of Washington at William and Mary

AVe must not overlook the old hats and bonnets, the green calash and gum
shoes, the pointed slippers, shell combs and other frivolities of our fore-

Here is a chaise and harness once the property of Governor Trumbull, the
"Brother Jonathan" of the Revolution, and now owned by W. G. Bunnell of




Burlington; and here is a dugout canoe, said to be prehistoric. Over the
spinning-jenny hang two scarlet cloaks, one of which was exhibited at the
Atlanta Exposition.

On the south wall is a shelf filled with churns, chairs and clocks, bake-
ovens, bee-hives and hair trunks. On the wall are maps, charts, mirrors, pho-
tographs, sconces, candle-holders, bellows, snow-shoes, cheese-baskets, ladders,
presses, antlers, tusks, horns, and —
a boot- jack! This boot-jack does not
seem to be proud or haughty in any
respect, although the "immortal
Washington " used it during the

We must not omit mentioning
the old Bristol
newspapers, al-
though they are
hardly worthy of
notice, as they are
mostly of a scur-
rilous nature, not
papers "for the
home and fire-
side." These were
only occasionally
printed and quiet-
ly scattered in the

community. Such were The Bristol Tiyiies, -prmiQd. m \Z2,\\ The Bristol Lash;
The Bristol Bull-Let-in, 1844; Monthly Reviezv,\^^y, and The Old Guard, 1855.
In the case in the middle of the room are some most interesting articles,
such as one of the first electrical machines, an early form of the sewing ma-
chine, colonial lamps and ancient fire-arms.

Perhaps the most interesting article in this room is a cane once owned by
Napoleon Bonaparte and used by him on board the Bellerophon while on his
way to St. Helena.

Near the wall is a set of surgical instruments once used by Dr. Jared Par-
dee, a famous Bris-
tol physician; and
in the corner is a
case full of ancient
books, papers and
documents valua-
ble and interest-
ing. Here can be
found old bibles,
almanacs, newspa-
pers, magazines,
school books, mu-
sic books, the first Connecticut Couran\ printed in 1764; a fac-simile of Wash-
ington's account with the United States from 1775 to i783;'an English Diction




ary, " Being also an Interpreter of Hard Words;" sermons, licenses and sales of
slaves; the Greek Testament and lexicon owned by the Rev. Samuel Newell,
Bristol's first minister ; and "Letters to a Young
Lady on a Variety of Subjects, Calculated to Im-
prove the Heart, to Form the Manners and Enlighten
the Understanding," printed in 1792. To these may
)e added "The Experienced Fowler, or the Gentle-
man's Recreation," containing " The True Art of
Taking Water and Land Fowl with Divers Kinds of
Xets, &c. &c.," printed in 1704; a book of sermons
"On the Education of Children,"
printed in 1812, and, it is needless to
sa}', the historic " New England

Among the old papers we find a
blank warrant for the arrest of
" Treasonable parties against this
and the United States," signed by
Governor Trumbull and dated 1779.
These warrants were issued by Capt.
Simeon Newell, who was the only
person authorized to fill in the
blanks, and were aimed particularly
against the Tories. Capt. Newell
was at this time very energetic in
the prosecution of the Tories, and on
this account the blank warrants were
issued to him, giving him unlimited power to arrest persons suspected of
treasonable practices. Through the information which he obtained in these
prosecutions, he learned enough of the intended treachery of Arnold to induce
■" Our Great Washington "
— as the record in the
Wadsworth Athenaeum in
Hartford says — " to fly as
with the wings of an eagle
to West Point."

The following extract
from a letter of Prof. Ma-
son, curator of the Na-
tional Museum at Wash-
ington, is a handsome
tribute to the real excel-
lence of the collection of
the Bristol Historical So-
ciety : " What interested
me most in your collection
was the saving of rare
specimens of old machines
worked by hand that pre-




ceded in colonial life the present great factories. I was delightfulh- surprised
to see two specimens of a curious kind of belt loom of which at that time I
only knew of the existence among the In-
dians of New Mexico, but stimulated by
finding your specimens I have corresponded
on the subject until we have pictures and

tr-^^- ^'-'Hr








specimens from Maine, Con-
necticut, New York, Pennsyl-
vania, Northern Germany, Italy
and Lapland. I shall soon
publish a paper on the spread
of this interesting little appa-




One of these looms, together with several other objects from the Bris-
tol Historical

Rooms, is now

on exhibition in
the National
M n s e u m at

But we have
already lingered
too long, so we
can only glance
at a dingy card
— an invitation
to a Columbian
Ball given in
Bristol. May 4th
1813 at Mr. Abel
at 10 'clock p.m.


Used by Washington.






We must leave the beaus and belles dancing: in the old tavern, and
although the half has not been told, register our names in the visitors' book,
which is ever guarded by the sad-faced idol from Panama.

Note. — Since the foregoing article was written the society has removed the collection
from the room in the business block mentioned, to the Bristol High School building.



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stamped envelope and at least ten cents for each query. Querists should write
only on one side of the paper. Subscribers sending in queries should state
that they are subscribers, and preference in insertion will always be given them.
Queries are inserted in the order in which they are received. On account of
our limited space, it is impossible that all queries be inserted as soon as
querists desire. Always give full name and post-office address. Queries and
notes must be sent to Wm. A. Eardeley-Thomas, 50th street and Woodland
avenue, Philadelphia, Penn. The editor earnestly requests our readers to as-
sist him in answering queries. His duties are onerous enough in other direc-
tions, so that only a limited amount of time can be devoted to query researches.


{^Continued from page 4S0, Vol. III.)
Compiled t>y Wm. A. Eardeley-Thomas.

5. Moses"- Fountain (Aaron') m. Aug.
13, 1719, in Norwalk, Ct. (Hall's His-
tory ) the widow Elizabeth Gregory.
Rev. Chas. M. Selleck of Norwalk,
Ct., says she was dau. of Joseph
Ketchum. Who was wife of Joseph
Ketchum ? What was the first name
of Mr. Gregory? Jan. 1732-3, Moses
Fountain sold to Abraham Smith of
Norwalk for ^g all claims to the
meadow called "Gregory's Boggs,"
about two acres (Norwalk Land
Records). March 14, 1738-9, Moses
Fountain and Elizabeth, his wife,
sold land for ^647 to William John-
son (N. L. Rec). Sept. 21, 1741,
Moses Fountain was a freeholder in
Bedford, N. Y. (p. 37, Vol. I, Bol-
ton's Westchester Co. History, 1881 ).
July I, 1741, John Copp of Norwalk
for ^650 New England money sold
land in Bedford to Moses Fountain,
wit. Zebadiah Mills and John Sher-
wood (p. 61, Vol. Ill, Bedford, N. Y.,
Town Records).

" To all people to whom these
presents shall come, etc.": "....Moses
Fountain, Sr., of the town of Bed-
ford" to Matthew Fountain a certain
tract of land in the New "purchase,"

1756, Dec. 28, wit. Nathaniel Knap
and Lewis McDonald (p. 55, Bed. T.
Rec, Vol. III). I think the above
deeds prove conclusively that the
Westchester Co. Fountains came
from Conn., and the early genera-
tions as Bolton has them are entirely
wrong. James H. F"ountain, Esq.,
of Riverside, Cal., says that Moses
mar. a Miss Whelpley, but I can
find no authority for such a state-
ment. March 1 770-1, " Moses Foun-
tain, a Baptist, who lately came to
this place" (p. 324 Stamford History,
Rev. E. B. Huntington); Dec. 27,
1 7 73, by a vote of the Cong'l Society,
it abates the society rates for the
year 1 77 1 for Moses Fountain, a Bap-
tist (p. 325, Huntington). Sept. 16,
1777, he took the oath of fidelity to
the State of Connecticut in Stam-
ford. He was a tything man in
Stamford, Dec. 13, 1779. Oct. 22,
1 788, Moses Fountain received about
half an acre of land from Joshua
June (p. 54, vol. M. Stam. Land
Rec). March 2, 1792, Moses Foun-
tain of Smith's Clove, N.Y., for
_j£'2o sold land in Stamford to Dan-
iel Nichols, Jr. (p. 626, Vol. L,
Stamford Land Records). Ch. Nor-
walk, Ct. Records, (Hall's History.)
S — i. Moses,-' b. Sept. 7, 1720; mar,
Mary, dau. of James



and Ruth ( ) June. James

was prob. son of Peter June, and (if
so) born June 29, 1687, in Stamford.
Page 52, Vol. Ill, Stamford Probate
Records, contains the distribution of
the estate of James June on Jan. 26,
1762: he left, I. James. 2. Joshua.
3. Thomas (prob. father of Nathan-
iel and Sarah, grandchildren). 4
Ruth, wife of Stephen Clason. 5.
Deborah, wife of Samuel Banks. 6.
Mary, wife of Moses Fountain. 7..
Hannah, wife of John Palmer. ,

Bedford Town Records, p. 29, Voi
III, the ear-mark of Moses Fountain
Jr., is entered Jan. 24, 1748-9, Reu-
ben Holmes, clerk. Oct. 31, 1767,
Moses Fountain and Mercy, his wife,
of New River, Onslow Co., North
Carolina, for ;;^28 sold land in Stam-
ford to Joshua June (p. 202, Vol. H,
Stamford Land Records). I have
not yet been able to learn anything
from North Carolina. This family
has undoubtedly got mixed up with
the Va. family in which the name
Moses was quite common.

19 — ii. Joseph,^ b. Dec. 4, 1723. Noth-
ing further is known of him.

20 — iii. Samuel, 3 b. Mar. 7, 1725-6; m
Jan. 20, 1746-7, in Wilton Cong'l
Ch., Abigail, dau. of John Stuart
(vide Norwalk, Ct., Land Records,
Dec, 1748). He is mentioned in 1756
in Wilton store accounts — -William
Sterling was the storekeeper. Sept.
16, 1777, he took the oath of fidelity
to the State of Connecticut in Stam-
ford. He was surveyor of highways
Dec, 1777, in Stamford; and again
Dec. 13, 1779. Feb. 21, 1784, Martha
and Samuel Fountain for ^54 sold
land to Jonas Scofield (p 538, Vol. K,
Stamford Land Records). I have
not been able to learn anything fur-
ther about him.

21 — iv. Matthew,^ b. Mar. 4, 1 730-1;
m. Elizabeth Hoyt.

[To be continued.]

42. Descendants of Ezra' Perry, com-
piled by Wm. A. Eardeley-Thomas
(continued from page 480). The
editor thinks it best here to publish
such Perry items as he has not been
able to place. Some one may be
able to place these items.

marriages in sandwich, mass.
(per town records )

Perry, Ann to William Raymond, Mar.

2, 1765-6.
Anna to Ebenezer Raymond, Mar.

2, 1766.
Celia to Samuel Blackwell, Jr., Feb.

19, 1797-

Charles to Mary Nye, Sept. 27, 1823.

Deborah to Hicks Jenney of Dart-
mouth, Nov. 5, 1767.

Deliverance to John Bourne, Nov.
26, 1801.

Elizabeth to Peleg Barlow, July 25,

Elizabeth to Job Foster, Oct. 27,

Elizabeth to Joseph Foster, Nov, 15,

Eleazer to Elizabeth Freeman, Feb.

12, 1754-
Eliphal to Stephen Harper, Nov. 5,

1728 (Fr. Rec).
Hannah to Samuel Gibbs, Jr., Sept.

10, 1744.
Hannah to Samuel Gibbs, Mar.

20, 1746.

Hannah to Jabez Swift of Falmouth,
Jan. 30, 1755-6. Published May
25, 1754, in Falmouth.

Hannah to Samuel Money, January

Joanna to Joseph Bennett of Mid-
dleboro, Dec, i8, 1S07.

John to Hannah Sanders of Dart-
mouth, Oct. 19, 1728.

John, Jr. to Abigail Tupper, Oct. 26,

John to Mary Swift of Falmouth,
Jan. 20, 1793.

Lydia to Ellis Tobey, Jan. 11, 1759.

Meribah to John Barber, June 3,

Martha to William Bourne, July 25,


Patience to Capt. Moses Hatch of
Falmouth, Mar. 12, 1739-40. Pub-
lished Jan. 19, 1739-40, in Falmouth.

Rebecca to Jonathan Fuller of Barn-
stable, Mar. 3, 1 71 8

Rebecca to Gideon Ellis, Jr., Feb. 9,

Rebecca to Philip Ellis, Nov. 20,

Reuben to Elizabeth Tupper of
Barnstable, Mar. 3, 1790 91.

Ruth to Jesse Gifford, June 2, 1774.


Sarah to Seth Sturtevant of Ware-
ham, Feb. 25, 1802.
Seth to Mercy Freeman, May 3,


[To be continued.]

43. Neiv Fairfield Families— III.

PEARCE (concluded).

Contributed by Edward H. Pearce of
New Fairfield.

Davidi Pearce, b. 1739, d. 1801; m.
Phebe, b. 1743, d. 1819, dau. of Na-
than and Elizabeth Stevens, and
had: Nathaniel Stevens- Pearce, b.
Feb. 23, 1781, d. May 13, 1822; mar.
Rebecca, b. Sept. 10, 1 782, d. Feb. 22,
1825, in N. F., dau. of Abel and
Keziah (Hodge) Sherwood. Nath-
aniel S.« and Rebecca (Sherwood)
Pearce had:

i. Alvah Sherwood,3 May 9, 1803, d.
May 6, 1875; ™- A.niy. ^- 1801, d.
1838, dau. of Ebenezer (David) and
Betsey (Nash) Barnum, and had
Am2fi H.,'' b. 1829; m. F. Jane, dau.
of Ira (Thaddeus, David) and Bet-
sey (Bradley) Barnum.

ii. Ambrose Bryant,^ Oct. 20, 1805, d.
June 22, 1879; m. Evaline, dau. of
Thaddeus and Abigail (Stevens)

iii. Harrison,^ Feb. 23, 1813, d. Sept
16, 1816.

iv. Mary,'* Dec. i, 1820, d, Aug. 12,

Ambrose B.^ and Evaline (Barnum)
Pearce had:

i. Ira Barnum,^ Jan. 24, 1827, d. Nov.
13, 1827.

ii. Harriet Ann,'' April 26, 1828; mar.
May 9, 1853, Eli, son of Lyman and
Sally Betsey (Elwell) Jennings. No

iii. Mary Jane,* Mar. 18, 1830, d. April

10, 1833-
iv. David Barnum,-* May 21, 1832, d.
Oct. 8, 1867; m. Oct. 13, 1853, Han-
nah, dau. of John and Clara Elwell.

1. Alphonso' went to Minn, and
mar., but left no issue surviving.

2. Theodore^ died young.

V. Ira B.,'' Dec. 13, 1835; m , ist, Dec.
I, 1858, Orpha, dau. of Lyman and
and Sally B. Jennings, and had :
I. Harriet Ann,' Sept. 22, 1863, m.
Asa Briggs, and d. Mar. 25, 1885,
without heirs. 2. Evaline," June 29,
1872; m. Charles Woodin, who died
July 8, 1893, and "^^^ Harriet,* April

i6, 1893. Ira B.s m., 2d, March 21,
1894, Cornelia Benham, wid. of Oli-
ver Barnum.

vi. George Nathaniel,'' Dec. 17, 1838;
m. Dec. 21, 1859, Lydia Ann, dau. of
Dimon and Jane (Hoag) Disbrow
and d. Mar. 7, 1893, s. p.

vii. Philo Stevens,* Oct. 12, 1843; ^i-
Oct. 27, 1869, Orva Lavenda, dau. of
John (b. 1821) and Jane (Ramsdell)
Barnum, and have : i. Thaddeus
Bernard, 'i Sept. 6, 1S70; m. Jan. i,
1894, Louis Hortense Newton, and
have Ethel Margerite,' Mar. 8, 1895.
2. David Arthur,' Oct. 2, 1873. 3.
Lena Jane,' Dec. 3, 1882. 4. Am-
brose,' Jan. 19, 1886.

44. Fountain Family of Staten Island.

By William A. Eardeley-Thomas.

[Continued from page 482.]

25. Anthony* Foimtain ( Viiacent,^ Vin-
cent,2 Antone') d. about 1813, aged
90; m., 2d, between 1752 and 1756
by Rev. Charlton Chorch of Rich-
mond, S. I., to Hannah (Anaatje)
Garrison, or Gerretson (p. 95, 1894
N. Y. Gen. Biog. Rec. 1 have not
not been able to learn who were the
antecedents of Hannah Gerretson.
It would seem that Anthony must
have had a wife before Hannah, as
a Vincent F. born 1748 was son of
Anthony, and this is the only place
where he will fit. Anthony m., 3d,

in old age Elizabeth

who was much younger than him-
self. She died Nov. 15, 1821. He
was known as a man of very large
stature, probably 6 ft. 6 in. and huge
in proportion. He is probably the
man of this name who was super-
visor of Southfield, Richmond Co.,
N. Y., in 1767, 1769 and 1784; a
member (p. 169, Clute's Annals says
associate judge) of the first court
held after the Revolution, in Sept.,
1794 (p. 148, Clute). Anthony, Sr.,
bapt. August 27, 1785, in Baptist
Church on Staten Island; also Beli-
chy and Hannah (p. 282, Clute).
These three were incorporators on
Dec. 3, 1785, of the old Baptist
church, "Old Clove Church" (page
405, Baylie's Hist. Richmond Co.).
His will Feb. 7, 1813, Liber A, p. 457,
Richmond Prob. Rec, names wife
Elizabeth and daus. Ann Magee
Fountain and Phebe Baldwin Foun-


tain; makes a bequest unto John,
son of Jacob Fountain; executors,
John Garretson and Christopher
Parkinson; witnesses. Joseph Fer-
ine, James Fountain, M. D., and
Charety Baker.
By I St wife:

40 — i. Vincent,= b. 1748; m., ist. Amy
Fettie; m., 2d, Alice Jennings. Who
were their parents ?
By 2d wife, bap. Dutch Ref. Church:

41 — ii. Antone,"' bapt. Nov. 3, 1754:
m. ist, Catherine Journeay; m., 2d,
Clara . Who were their pa-
rents ?

iii. Maragrietye,* bap. Mar., 1756;
m. Cornelius Kruzer (so writes Mr.
Wm. A. Harding of Brooklyn, N. Y. 1

42 — iv. John,'' bapt. Nov. 20, 1757.
What became of him ?

43 — V. Charle.s,'' born Sept. 25, 1756,
son of Anthony and Susannah (St.
Andrew's Prot. Epis. Ch. Records).
What became of him ?

44 — vi. Cornelius,'' bapt. Dec. 23, 1759;
m. Elizabeth Vandeventer.

45 — vii. Garrett,^ born Dec. 5, 1765
(date from tombstone); m. Anne
Betts of Ridgefield, Ct. Who were
her parents ?

viii. Gideon.'* Left home and
never heard from.

46 — ix. Jacob,'' born March 13, 1772.
Whom did he marry ? I place him
here because he is named in will of
Anthony, whom I think was his

X. Margaret,-^ b.

m.. ist, (Joseph ?) Perine, and had^
I. Margaret Ann. What became of
her? 2. Joseph. What became of
him ?

By 3d wife:

xi. Ann Magee,' b. about 1801, d.
unm. before July 10, 1832 (account
book of Isaac Nichols).

xii. Phebe Baldwin," b. March 3,
1804, d. Ma}' 3, 1857, aet. 53 yrs.
J mos., and is buried in Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery, Newark, N. J.; mar.

, Aaron J (b,

, 1803; d. Feb. 4, 1S61, ait. 58),

son of Isaac Nichols, and had: i.

Dr. Isaac A ,° b. 1827, d

Nov. 26, 1880, set. 53. Did he have

any issue :

[To be continued.]


124. Griszvold, Elias of Wethersfield,
Ct., b. Oct. 6, 1750, m. Dec. 8, 1773,
Rhoda, dau. of Joseph Flowers, and
had Elias b. June 14, 1775, m. his
cousin Wealthy Flowers, b. Apr. 5,
1775, at Ashfield, Mass. The given
names of her father and mother are
desired. Also her mother's maiden

■ name. A. E. V.

125. Hilliard, Joseph, b. Jan. 15,
173S, Norwich, Conn., m. about 1756
Sarah It is sup-
posed they were married in Tolland,
Ct., and it has always been thought
she was Sarah Burr. Proof is de-
sired. S. H. H.

12(i. {a) j^'rt/^/;/?/, Zephaniah. mar. Abi-
gail Hamlin. Who were the pa-
rents of Zephaniah and Abigail?

{b) Olmstead, Sarah M., b. 1794, in
Sharon, Ct., dau. of Hezekiah. VVho
were his parents ? C. O. B.

127. Perry, John, and Elizabeth his
wife (nee Corbin) of Ridgefield, for
^"11 bought land May 9, 1794, for
Nathan Whitney. Who were their
parents? What children did they
have ? W. A. E. T.

128. Stnielait, John had a son Henry
John Smielau mar. Mary Meyer;
they had a son, Franklin Smielau,
b. Aug. 27, 1876, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Whom did John marry and who
were his parents ? S. F.

129 (a) Burton, Dr. Patrick, b. Lynch-
burg, Va.; mar. as ist wife Emily
Scott of y&. Who were parents of
Dr. Patrick and Emily ? It is said
that the mother of Dr. Burton be-
longed to a Conn. Mercer family. Dr.
Patrick and Emily had, i. Dr. Sel-
den Mercer Burton, b. 1822, d. about
1854: m. about 1850 Phebe Stille, b.
1820, dau. of John Stille of Phila. 2.
Mary Scott Burton, m. Abraham
Weaver. 3. Emily Burton. Dr. Pat-
rick had two or three wives.
(/;) Stil/e, John, b. Phila., m. Maria,
dau. of Tobias Wagner, and had
Phebe Stille, b. Phila; m. Dr. Selden
M. Burton and had Maria, b. 1852;
m. 1875 Prof. William Morton Eas-
ton. Who w^re parents of John
Stille and Tobias Wagner ? Are


these Burtons, Scotts, Stilles or
Wagners eligible to the Revolution-
ary societies ? M. B. E.

130. IVay, William of Conn., m. Sarah
Cole of Conn.; moved to Madison
Co., N. Y., and had William b. there

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