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231 i. "Hesaciah,"-' Dec. 9, 1706; probably lived in Chatham, Cape Cod. Did he have

children ?
2:52 ii. "Obediah,"' Sept. 16, 1708; m. , 1732, Mary Smith of Chatham. Who wera her

parents ?
233 — iii. Thankful, =■ Feb. 14, 1711-12; m. Oct. 19, 1732. Jacob Baker.
234 — iv. Isaac,* Mar. 28, 1714; m. Nov. 17, 1737, Thankful Maker.



"Riohardi Berry, buried Sept.



Richard and Alice ( ) had children born :

-, Mar. 29. 1653 (J"hn d. 1745, ast. 93).
-. July II, 1654.
-, Mar. 5, 1656.

-. April II, 1657 (perhaps Eliza).
-, May 12, 1659.
-, Aug. 23, 1661.
-, Oct. 16, 1663.

-, Oct. 5, 1668 (father called Sr. in Court Records March. 16
-, June I, 1670.
-, Oct. 31, , 1673.
, Dec. 12, 1677.



The record is so defaced that the names can't be made out. /Xmong these children were : Xatha
Peb. 7, 1653-4), Richard Jr., Samuel, Joseph, John, and Eliza who m. Nov. 28, 1677, Josiah Jones.

Johns Berry (Richard') d. , 1745. set. 93. John had:

i. Judah,3 b abont 1676 ; moved to Haiwi h. Did he have children ?

ii. Ebenezer,3 b. about 1678; in., 1st, Rebecca ; m., 2d. Joanna IMiillips;

Hannah Lovel.
iii. Elizabeth, 3 b. about 1680; m. July 30, 1702, Samuel-"! Baker (Nathaniel, s FrancisM.

iv. Experience.^ b. aiout i6i2 ; m. . Jonathan Bangs.

V. Mary,-'' b. about 16S4 ; m.. May 23. 1706, Isaac^ Chase 38.

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EDITORIAL NOTES.



" The first meeting of the Audubon
Society of the State of Connecticut,
the pioneer organization of the state,
was held on Friday afternoon, Janu-
ary 28, at the house of Mrs. William B.
Glover, in Fairfield.

" The motive of the society is the
protection of wild birds, discouraging
the use for millinery purposes of all
'bird feathers other than ostrich plumes
and the feathers of domestic fowls and
game birds used for food, already pro-
tected by law.

•'The society expects to have public
talks upon birds during the coming
season, to distribute leaflets and to fur-
nish lists of books to others desiring
to study native birds, animals or
plants, as but little is at present un-
derstood about the value of birds in
their relation to agriculture."

It would seem as if this society,- if it
will avoid too radical steps, might do a
very great deal of good in the state.
Any movement for the protection of
the birds and for promulgating in-
formation concerning their value to
the agriculturist should be most heart-
ily encouraged. It would seem as if
the legislators of the state, also, were
waking up to this fact, for the revised
statutes for the year 1897 show a dis-
tinct advance, with perhaps one excep-
tion, in the matter of the bird and
game laws. The law, as it exists now,
is much more strict than formerly,
and distinctly prohibits the destruction
of a large number of varieties of birds
for any purpose whatsoever. It also
protects the nests and eggs as well as
the birds themselves. It might be said,
however, that the law-abiding gunner
will have to carry an ornithology in
one pocket and a copy of the Statutes
of Connecticut in the other, to be able
to decide what he may and what he
may not shoot. The cautious hunter
will confine himself to English spar-
rows. It seems as if it would be well
if the law could embrace in its protec-
tion many other groups of birds popu-
larly supposed to be injurious to agri-
culture, but really advantageous, if we
may trust the word of those who have



made a study of the subject. Among
this number come the hawks and owls,
who more than pay for the occasional
theft of a chicken by their unremitting
warfare on crop-devouring vermin.
This addition would also simplify the
wording of the statute. But while
the law is to be praised, it is a pity
that there is not some exception made
for the killing of birds for scientific
purposes. A system of limited per-
mits granted to persons properly
accredited would fill this need fully.

It is perhaps an interesting question
why killing birds for their feathers
should be regarded as a worse off'ence
than killing birds for so-called sport.
No one is dependent upon partridge,
quail, or reed birds for sustenance.
Why should it be regarded as worse to
take one life to obtain an ornament
which will last a whole season than to
take several lives to obtain a luxury
for one meal ? If one is anxious to
become a good shot, he will find that a
" blue rock target " in a high wind will
give him all the practice he wants.
And there is this additional advantage,
that his reputation for veracity will
be in much better condition after a
day at "the traps" than after a day
in the field.

May the Audubon Society prosper,
and may it be instrumental in obtain-
ing wise, firm, and well informed leg-
islation in behalf of the birds.



Those who are fond of arguing the
"Good Roads Movement" pro. and
con. vi^ill find new material for discus-
sion in the report of the Highway
Commissioners for 1898. The report
is an interesting resume of the work
done by the Commission during the
previous six months and of the various
methods of road construction em-
ployed in the different parts of the
state. The commissioners seem to
have used wonderfully good judgment
in the matter of adapting the method
of construction to the facilities fur-
nished by the given locality. While
they recommend a Telford or Macad-
am road, with trap as road metal.



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EDITORIAL NOTES.



they allow, as far as possible, the use
of other stone in localities far removed
from the trap area; and, in regions
where stone cannot be readil}- ob-
tained, they encourage the building of
excellent gravel roads. The system
of allowing the towns to bid for the
contracts within their limits has
aroused local interest in the work and
has served to reduce costs consid-
erably.

That good roads are a great advan-
tage where there is much teaming to
be done no one can deny who has
watched the great stream of market
wagons that moves towards New York
every day over the great Jericho Turn-
pike of Long Island. But the question
arises, how much teaming is done over
the ordinary Connecticut road ? In-
vestigation will probably show that,
while there is a great deal of traffic in
the vicinity of the cities, on the roads
of the outlying districts there is com-
paratively little activity even at the
time of year when they are in good
order. When the highway is so little
used, does the advantage of the Ma-
cadam road equal the expense of its
construction ? Will not a good gravel
road answer all the needs of the com-
munity, especially if every teamster
complies ivitJi the " wide tire " law ?
There are unquestionably places in all
highways which are bad at any time
of year. These places would seem to
demand a Macadam bed of the best
type, but such stretches of road are
usually very limited. With the ex-
ception of these limited localities, will
not the excellent gravel roads, such
as the Commission is constructing in
many places, serve all needs as well
as the expensive stone roads?

It may, perhaps, be fairly asked, if
the government is willing to expend
so much for water-way travelers in
the improvements of rivers and har-
bors, why should it not spend as freely
for highway travelers in the improve-
ment of the roads ? In answer it may,
however, be suggested that many
waterways are as little worth expensive
improvement as are some of our high-
ways.

Perhaps the simplest solution of the
problem is to be fonnd in Mr. Mac-
Donald's suggestion to build two trunk
lines across the state, one from north



to south and the other from east to
west, following the lines of present
important turnpikes. The traveler
will then make his was as speedily as
possible by roads more or less improv-
ed, as the case may be, ta these great
thoroughfares where he can journey
as far as he desires on the best Macad-
am road that can be built.



The preparations, which the Gov-
ernment is making along the coast to
meet the present crisis, bring us seri-
ously to the consideration of the ques-
tion, what does war mean for Connec-
ticut ?

That the Government is making
every effort to protect the entrance of
the Sound, there is no doubt; but the
history of our late war leaves in our
minds serious doubts of the ability of
forts and mines to stop a fleet or of a
blockade to intercept all privateers.
The thought that ships of the Spanish
navy, as well as privately equipped
vessels, may devote themselves to the
work of harrassing the coast adds
gravity to the situation. The ord-
nance and cartridge works at Bridge-
port and the arms factories at New
Haven and Hartford are prizes well
worth effort and danger, and the large
supplies of coal stored along the water
front of these cities may prove a prize
almost equally valuable. The Rod-
man guns, which are to guard harbor
entrances, are justly valued by the old
gunners who know their good points
well, but these guns are few in num-
ber, slow of action and of compara-
tively short range.

In view of these facts it is possible,
though by no means probable, that
hostile forces might attempt opera-
tions by land as well as by sea. Such
a movement the state troops will be
prepared to meet. Yet, in a long and
irregular coast like ours, it sometimes
happens that an attack masterfully led
may prove a most disastrous surprise.
Under these conditions it is an inter-
esting question what part the ordinary
citizen is to play; and the mind in-
stinctively goes back to the way in
which the farmers met the British
regulars in the early days of the Rev-
olution. It is to be remembered that
while warships have put on armor,
troops have not, and that at short



FROM THE SOCIETIES.



231



range a Springfield musket is as elTect-
ive as the latest Winchester. While we
anticipate no trouble of the kind, when
one considers the steep hills and nar-
row defiles and the wooded and tortu-
ous roads of Connecticut, is not the
story of the Retreat from Concord full
of suggestion ? Cannot the single citi-
zens of to-day, with hearts full of
patriotism, render as effective service
in emergency as did their forefathers
a hundred and twenty-three years ago ?



The dedication of the Hunt Memo-
rial on Prospect street, Hartford,
which took place on the evening of
February i, commemorated in a most
fitting manner the completion of the
Hartford Medical Society's first half-
century of usefulness. Through the
generosity of the late Mrs. Mary C.
Hunt, widow of the late Dr. Ebenezer
Hunt — in memory of whom the gift is
made — the Society has now a building
fitted in the best way to be its labora-
tory, its library, and its home.

At the opening exercies, after the
prayer of dedicaton by the Rev. Dr.
Samuel Hart of Trinity College, Dr.
Melancthon Storrs delivered an histo
rical address and formally presented
the Hunt Memorial to the board of
trustees, Dr. Gurdon W. Russell ac-
cepting it in behalf of that body. This
was followed by an original poem by
Dr. Nathan Mayer. After the poem
the oration of the evening was deliv-
ered by President Daniel C. Oilman



of Johns Hopkins University. Presi-
dent Hartranft of the Hartford Theo-
logical Seminary closed the exercises
with the benediction.

After the exercises the many visit-
ors enjoyed themselves in examining
the building and the portraits which
decorate its walls, especially the ones
by :\Ir. Charles Noel Flagg of Dr.
Hunt and of Dr. Horace Wells, the
discoverer of Anassthesia.

The importance which the opening of
the Hunt Memorial has in the medical
history, not only of Hartford but also of
the State, may perhaps be best under-
stood from the following words of Pres-
ident Oilman : " As a center of life and
light it will be an example to other
parts of the State, and even at a dis-
tance. Dublin, Edinburgh and Lon-
don have their halls of medicine where
portraits, statues and other memorials
of illustrious phj-sicians and surgeons
are the ornaments of libraries, muse-
umsand laboratories The beginnings
of like institutions may be found in
Boston, New York, Philadelphia and
Baltimore, but Hartford (so far as I
know) is the first to establish at a dis-
tance from a school of medicine a
place of assembly for the members of
the profession, where they can know
and advise with one another, gather
up the experiences of the past, become
accpiainted with current journals and
memoirs, and make such accurate sci-
entific observations as in these days
are essential to those who practice the
healing arts."



PUBLISHER'S NOTES.



On page 180, in the introduction, we
speak of the "Sexton's List" as being
copied by Dr. Hoadly. It seems that
we were in error and the statement
should read, from a list "owned by Dr.
Hoadly."



In our last issue, mention was made
in our Book Notes, of History of
Montville and price quoted as $1.00 a
copy. This should have been I4.00 a
copy.



FROM THE SOCIETIES,



SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.



At a meeting of the National Socie-
ty of the Sons of the American Revo-
lution held at Cincinnati in October,



1897, it was voted that steps be taken
to form a union between this society
and the Sons of the Revolution. This



232



FROM THE SOCIETIES.



necessitates some changes in the con-
stitutions of the two bodies, and, while
the plan has been generally approved
by the members of the S. A. R., it has
not found so great favor with the
other order. At a meeting of the
board of managers of the Connecticut
vSociety, S. A. R., held at the Colonial
Club, Hartford, recently, it was unan-
imously voted that the question be re-



ferred to the annual meeting to be
held on May lo, with the recommend-
ation that the plan as formulated at
Cincinnati be not adopted. President
Jonathan Trumbull of Norwich pre-
sided over the meeting of the board,
and in the absence of Col. Louis R.
Cheney, secretary, Mr. Frank B. Gay
was chosen to fill his place.



DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.



The thirtieth general meeting of the
Ruth Wyllys Chapter, D. A. R., was
held on February 12 in the rooms of
the Historical Society at Hartford.
An important feature of the meeting-
was the presentation of a paper by the
Hon. Henry C. Robinson on "Jonathan
Trumbull." Another notable incident
of the meeting was the admission to
membership of a real daughter of the
Revolution, Mrs. Statira Beardsley.
Her father, Philo Hodge, a native of
Roxbury, Conn., enlisted in 1776 and
served in several of the Connecticut
regiments.

The delegates chosen to attend the
National Convention of Daughters of
the American Revolution at Wash-
ington were the regent, Mrs. John
M. Holcombe, Mrs. William H. Palmer,
Mrs. Francis Goodwin, Mrs. William
C. Skinner, and Mrs. Charles E. Gross.



this end communication has been
opened with Mr. Macmonnies and Mr.
St. Gaudens.



At a recent meeting of the Kather-
ine Gaylord Chapter, at Bristol, the
regent, Mrs. John M. Holcombe, made
a report in behalf of the committee
appointed to consider the advisability
of erecting a memorial to the Connec-
ticut women of the Revolution.

Mrs. Holcombe reported that the
committee have been in some doubt
as to the nature of the memorial to be
erected, whether it should be a statue
of some special heroine from the his-
tory of the State, or whether it should
be an ideal figure of the woman of '76.
The latter plan has found the most
favor, and a site has been suggested
just north of the State Capitol in
Hartford. The statue is to cost not
less than $10,000 and is to be executed
in the very best manner possible. To



The Seventh Continental Congress
of the Daughters of the American
Revolution was held at Washington
and extended from ^Monday, February
21, to Saturday, February 26. Over
seven hundred regents and delegates
were present.

The president-general, Mrs. Steven-
son, reported an increase in member-
ship for the past year of 5,059 and a
total membership of 23,292. The reg-
istrar-general reported that during
the last year sixty-nine patriots'
daughters had been added to the
order, making a total of two hundred
and sixty eight. A financial report
showed the assets of the order to be
538,090.44, an increase of gi 2,634.33 for
the year. A report was made by the
committee appointed for the erection
of Continental Hall — the proposed
memorial to the victims of the prison
ships. Nearly the whole sum needed
for its construction has been raised
and Congress has promised a site for
the building.

On Thursday, February 24, ]\Irs.
Daniel Manning, former regent of the
chapter at Albany and a vice-presi-
dent of the National Board, was elect-
ed president-general. Mrs. Steven-
son, who retires from that office, was
elected honorary president-general.

One of the pleasantest incidents of
the meeting occurred at the reception
on Thursday evening, when the gold
medals voted by the congress of 1896
were conferred upon the four origina-
tors of the order, Mrs. Walworth, Miss



BOOK NOTICES AND REVIEWS.



233



Desha, Miss Washington and Mrs.
Lockwood. Another pleasing- incident
of the session was the presentation of
a loving cup to Mrs. Stevenson, the
retiring president-general.



The meetings of the congress took
place in the Grand Opera House, and
the building was filled to overflowing
with interested spectators.



BOOK NOTICES AND REVIEWS.



I. NOTICES.



Books in preparation or in press. Those interested are invited to communicate with the
authors.



Aldrich Genealogy. M. M. Aldrich,
Mendon, Mass.

Miss Emma C. Jones, of Walnut Hills,
Cincinnati, Ohio, is compiling a genealo-
gy of the descendants of Elder Brewster.
Upon application she will furnish circu-
lars to those who are interested.

William Carpenter of Providence, R. I.,
and His Descendants, from 1637 to pres-
ent time; 550 pp.; $7.50 per vol. Mr.
Daniel H. Carpenter, Maplewood, N. J.

Curtiss Families of New England. Mr.
F. H. Curtiss, B'way National Bank, Bos-
ton, Mass.

Thomas Fairchild, Stratford, Conn.,
1639, and His Descendants — 200 to 250
pp.; $3.00 per copy. Mrs. Annie Fair-
child Plant, Milton, Vermont.

Genealogy and Biography of the Hunt-
tings of Dutchess County, N. Y., by Isaac
Huntting, Pine Plains, N. Y.

Lewisiana or the Lewis Letter, a month-
ly inter-family paper; 10 cents per copy,
$1.00 per year. Carll A. Lewis, Box 24,
Elliott, Conn.

Mason Genealogy. Alverdo H. Mason,
East Braintree, Mass.

South Britain (Conn.) History, contain-
ing genealogies of Guthrie, Piatt, Van
Hahm and Wagner families; probably
others, but not intended to touch families
treated in Cothren's Woodbury. William
C. Sharpe, Seymour, Conn.



Trowbridge Genealogy; revised, en-
larged and up to date, by Mr. Francis Ba-
con Trowbridge, New Haven. Conn.

Perry Family History. H. Pearl Per-
ry, Westfield, Mass.; also Hext M. Perry,
Greenville, South Carolina.

Sherwood Genealogy. Wm. L. Sher-
wood, 295 Ferry St., Newark, N. J.

Wiggin Genealogy. Levi Jewell Wig-
gin, 96 Salem St., Maiden, Mass.

Probate Records of Essex Co., Mass.;
monthly parts of 32 pp., 10 or 12 parts to
a volume, at ;?s.oo per volume. Eben
Putnam, Salem, Mass.

Harvey and Nesbit Families. Oscar J.
Harvey, 47 Union Street, Wilkesbarre,
Pa.

History of Family of Mathias St. John
(Sension, Sention, Sinjen) of Norwalk,
Conn., whose children were born 1634-
1659. It is desired to publish the work
during the year 1898. Rev. Horace Ed-
win Hayden, Wilkesbarre, Pa., and Mrs.
Lawrence D. Alexander, New Canaan, Ct.

History of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.,
by Charles Edw. Banks, M: D., Vineyard
Haven, Mass.

Genealogies of the Families in Dutchess
County, N. Y,, before 1800, including
what is now in Putnam County. Con-
tributions desired. Wm. A. Eardeley-
Thomas, 5000 Woodland Ave., Philadel-
phia, Pa.



234



BOOK NOTICES AND REVIEWS.



a. REVIEWS.



History and Genealogy of the Knowl-
TONs OF England and America. By
Rev. C. H. W. Stocking of Freehold,
N. J. New York, 1897. A royal
octavo volume of six hundred printed
pages and many full-page illustrations.
Price, S 10.00.
The volume is a collection of about
7500 Knovvlton names and several thou-
sand names other than Knovvltons, with
whom the latter intermarried, showing the
descent of the persons named and in most
cases the dates of their births^ Some in-
teresting notes relating to the family in
England are given ; also one of the more or
less mythical lines of descent from the god
Odin; also (which is not noted in the
table of contents) "a partial list of the
Knowltons who performed military ser-
vices for their country;" also a section
devoted to the "Royal Descents." Al-
though there is no index, the author ex-
plains in an announcement that this will
be prepared at an early date, as the " large
size of the present history made it impos-
sible to carry, in cloth binding, the addi-
tional matter of an index of many thou-
sand names."



Coe-Ward Memorial and Immigrant
Ancestors. This volume, of which
only 150 copies are published, is the
work of the Hon. Levi E. Coe of
Meriden.
The work, as must be the case with any
similar work which traces back all the an-
cestral line of a certain family, is pub-
lished primarily for the gratification of the
worthy pride which the compiler feels in
the ancestors of himself and wife. The
book, however, has a wide historical and
genealogical value, and will be of interest
to many. The sketches are carefully writ-
ten and bear evidence of much research.
The lines run back to such well-known
Connecticut families as Cornwall and Peck
of Hartford, Coe of Wethersfield, Eggle-
ston of Windsor, Camp of Milford, Rob-
inson of Guilford, Atwater of Xew Haven,
and Barns. Kirby, Miller and Ward of
Middletown. The appendix contains con-
siderable Coe and Miller genealogv, and
the whole 130 pages is well indexed.



and many full-page illustrations.

Price, $3.25 by mail, net.
In this volume, a history of one of the
hill towns of Litchfield county, Conn.,
there is much that is important and inter-,
esting in the field of history — a field made
prolific by the palmy days of those towns
before the population had flocked to the
cities and the railroads had revolutionized
the manner of living.

The book is enlivened by numerous
anecdotes and biographical sketches be-
side the historical narrative. There are
also two hundred pages devoted to gene-
alogies of the early Goshen families. Al-
together, Mr. Hibbard has made an inter-
esting and readable as well as a valuable
book.



The Chords ok Life — A book of
poems by Charles H. Crandall, Spring-
dale, Conn., show a true poet and lover
of nature. They are much above the
average usually found in such books, will
take rank with the best and are entertain-
ing reading, while the expression, thoughts
and versification are up to an ideal stand-
ard. The book contains over 150 pages,
and has several neat half-tone illustrations.
This first edition is limited to 500 copies,
and may be had of the author, Charles H.
Crandall, Springdale, Conn.



History of Goshen, Conn., by Rev. A.
G. Hibbard, Woodstock, Conn. A
medium octavo volume of 600 pages



"Summer Homes Among the Moun-
tains " is the title under which the annu-
al guide book of the Philadelphia, Read-
ing & New England Railroad comes to
us. It is as valuable as ever to the person
who has a vacation to plan for, and those
who have souls which appreciate the art-
istic will find it twice as handsome as any
of its predecessors. This beautiful book
of nearly two hundred pages bears the
creditable stamp of the Plimpton Manu-
facturing Company, and its typographical
and press work is of the highest quality.
It bears an embossed cover, the figure of
which we judge to be Diana. The illus-
trations are typical of the unexcelled
scenery to be found along the line of this
road. The vacation problem becomes an
analyzed fact, and all the troublesome
features as to proper accommodations are
done away with. Su])erintendent Mar-
tin's progressive ideas and management
sliow in the improvements he is making
each year, and are to be commended.



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