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2 7- l 7&3- He married (first) at Marlborough,
January 12, 1803. He married (second) about
181 5. Arethusa Reed. He married (third)
Mary Davis. He lived at Orange, Franklin
county, Massachusetts, and at Phillipston,
Worcester county. He was of Orange, Feb-
ruary- 13, 1S49. when he bought land of Henry
and Lucy Ward, of Montague, formerly the
Sawtelle place in Phillipston. He deeded land
at Phillipston to Nelson S. Howard, of Or-
ange, twenty-three acres, and was then of Or-
ange. Josiah was of Phillipston, March 20,
1855. when he deeded land to Joseph P. Bak-
er and others. Some of these deeds may have
been his son's, but no "Jr." appears. Josiah
Howe was a farmer, cooper and hotel proprie-
tor. He taught singing many years and led
the choir in the church of which for many
years he was a deacon. He removed to Orange
in 1832 and was an active, influential and
much respected citizen of that town and of
Phillipston the remainder of his days. He
kept the Putnam Hotel there for a short time.
Children of first wife: 1. Mary Adams. 2.
Josiah Dexter. Children of second wife: 3.
Phebe Harrington, born May 20. 181 1. 4.
Lewis Reed. March 27, 1813. 5. Solomon
Adams, April 17, 1815. 6. Mary Adams,
April 21, 1817. Born at Phillipston: 7. Lucy
Reed. June 6, 1818. 8. George Washington,
February 22, 1821, died August I, 1825. 9.
Arethusa Reed, July 15. 1823. 10. George
Washington. January 31, 1826. Born at Or-
ange: 11. Elinor Hunter, April 2~, 1828. 12.
John Adams. June 10, 1830. 13. Sarah Maria,
November 20. 1832. 14. Harriet Newell, July
10. 1835.

(VIII) George Washington, son of Josiah
1 5 1 Howe, was born in Phillipston, January
31, 1826. He was educated in the district
schools and learned the trade of carpenter. He
followed farming and was in business as a
carpenter and builder. He removed to Orange
April 1. 1832, with his parents. He was of
Phillipston in 1850, however, and owned land



there, residing for about a year. He bought
a farm at Montague, Massachusetts, and lived
there three years, returning to Orange in 1875
and was one of the oldest business men of that
town. He is a member of the Central Con-
gregational Church of Orange. He was one
of the founders of the Orange Savings Bank,
April 1, 1872. He has the respect and esteem
of all his townsmen for his uprightness, integ-
rity and sterling character. He married, at
Charlestown, Massachusetts, January 1, 1862,
Hannah Derby, born in Manchester, Vermont,
May 15, 1835, daughter of Abel and Kather-
ine ( Reed ) Derby. Her father had an uncle,
Andrew Derby, of Rochester, Xew York.
Abel died in 1849 I n ' s wife in 1843. Children :

I. Tosiah Derby, born March 13, 1863, men-
tioned below. 2. Xellie Jane, September 17,
1865, died August 25, 1874. 3. George Wil-
liam. October 23, 1867. 4. Katie Arethusa,
February 6, 1870. 5. John Reed, February

II. 1872. 6. Mary Lucy, June 7. 1874. 7.
Frank Adams, January 2, 1879.

1 IX ) Josiah Derby, son of George Wash-
ington Howe, was born at what is now 35
Main street. Orange, March 13, 1863, and was
educated in the public and high schools of his
native town. He left school at the age of sev-
enteen to learn the carpenter's trade and was
associated in business with his father in the
building business when he was twenty. He
has been actively engaged in business as a con-
tractor and builder to the present time, ex-
cept during three trips to the Pacific coast,
during the last of which he visited Alaska in
1908. He has for some time been in the lum-
bering business, buying and clearing wood lots
and he is a partner in the firm of Howe &
Wilbur, dealers in lumber. He is a trustee
and member of the board of investment of the
( 'range Savings Bank. In politics he is a Re-
publican and in 1908 was elected a selectman
of Orange. He was for a short time a member
of the American Protective Association. He
is an active member of the Central Congrega-
tional Church, was for many years a member
of its finance committee and treasurer of its
Sunday school. He married, May 3, 1905,
Abbie S. Lunt, born August 19, 1874, at Or-
ange, daughter of George B. and Welthan
(Willey) Lunt. She has one brother, George
B. Lunt. Her father was a moulder by trade.
Children, born at Orange: 1. George Lunt,
September 29, 1906. 2. Mary Abbie, Xovem-
ber 29, 1907.

Charles Webster lived in
WEBSTER Alstead, Xew Hampshire,

and married, Xovember 26,
1796, Irene Thayer. Children: 1. Patty, born
May 26, 1798. 2. Loara, Xovember 2, 1799.
3. Charles Goodrich, July 6, 1801, mentioned
below. 4. Oliver Shepard, September 12,
1803. 5. Irena Xorton, May 30, 1805. 6.
Harriet, June 19, 1807. 7. David Kimball, De-
cember 16, 1810, was a physician, graduatea
from Woodstock, Vermont, in 1837; he was <x
man of great ability and maintained a part of
his practice after he was ninety. 8. Abigail
Zerviah. March 24, 1812. 9. Miranda, June
16. 1814. 10. William Hatch, October 6,
181 8. The daughters married Elisha Town,
Ely Wilson, A. Didge, James Mitchell and
George Hatch.

(II) Charles Goodrich, son of Charles
Webster, was born in Alstead, New Hamp-
shire, July 6, 1801. He was a farmer, and in
politics was a Republican. He was a member
of the Congregational church. He married
Elmira Dickinson. Children: 1. Melissa A.,
born August 31, 1830, died April 15, 1887;
married James Faxon, born December 24.
1826, son of a revolutionary soldier, and still
living. 2. Granville Charles, mentioned be-

(III) Granville Charles, son of Charles
Goodrich Webster, was born in Alstead, May
14. 1835, died July 11, 1902. He was a car-
penter and builder in Alstead, and in politics
was a Republican. He married Sarah Glover,
born March 4, 1841, daughter of Edward and
Sarah E. (Studley) Glover, of Alstead. Chil-
dren, born in Alstead : 1. Edward Glover, born
Xovember 18, 1858, died July 13, 1904; mar-
ried Rose A. Reed. 2. Charles Goodrich, Jan-
uary 29. i860; married Ida L. Timothy. 3.
Frederick G., October 2, 1862, married Min-
nie Flanders. 4. Frank George, October 29,
1865, married Susan Hutchins. 5. Harry Gil-
more, Xovember 25, 1867, mentioned below.
6. Elizabeth Almira, April 29, 1870. married
Henry Franklin. 7. William Burrage, May
29, 1872, married Bernice Bundy. 8. John
Arthur, June 14, 1874. married. June 29, 1898,
Phoebe Jane Burgoyne, daughter of Mathias
and Mary Frances (Brooks) Burgoyne; had
Bessie Ellen, born March 28, 1899, and Arline
Frances, born June 10. 1905. 9. Grace Alice,
April 29, 1876, married George A. Perkins.
10. Bessie Agnes. December 18, 1881.

(IV) Harry Gilmore, son of Granville



Charles Webster, was born in Alstead, New
Hampshire, November 25, 1867. He received
his education in the public schools of his na-
tive town, and at the age of eighteen went to
Nashua, New Hampshire, and was employed
as clerk in the Leighton Hotel. He came to
Springfield and entered the employ of the New
England Telephone Company as an inspector.
After a few years he engaged in business at
Norwich, Connecticut, as member of the firm
of Webster & Meecham, dealers in provisions.
A year later he sold out and returned to
Springfield. He was in the employ of the tel-
ephone company for a time, then entered part-
nership with J. Marshall Loveland in the pro-
vision business. He sold his interests to his
partner and entered the employ of W. H. Dex-
ter in the real estate business. Three years and
a half later he left this position to engage in
the real estate business on his own behalf and
he has been very successful for the past ten
years. As an expert in real estate values he
stands among the first in the city and he has
conducted many large and important transac-

He is a member of the Winthrop and
Springfield Country clubs, of Springfield
Lodge, F. and A. M. ; of Springfield Chapter,
Royal Arch Masons; of Springfield Council,
Royal and Select Masters ; of Springfield
Commandery, Knights Templar, and of Melha
Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. He is a member
of the First Congregational Church of Spring-
field and has served as assistant treasurer and
collector. In politics he is independent. He
married Mary L. Beebe, born October 4, 1873,
daughter of Walton and Elizabeth A. (Sharp)
Beebe, the former a retired tea merchant. They
have one child, Donald G.. born April 11,

( For first generation see Simon Rumrill 1 ) .

(II) Simon (2) Rumrill, son

RUMRILL of Simon ( 1 1 Rumrill, was

born in Enfield, July 26, 1686.

He deeded his rights in his father*s estate to

Israel Phelps and William Bement.

(Ill) Joseph, son of Simon (2) Rumrill.
was born about 1720. He settled in Townsend
Massachusetts, among the early settlers, and
married there June 22, 1749, Lucy Stevens.
Children: 1. Joseph Jr., was a soldier in the
revolution. 2. Peter, mentioned below. Prob-
ably other children.

( IV ) Peter, son of Joseph Rumrill, was
born about 1755-60. He was a soldier in the
revolution from Townsend, a private in Cap-

tain John Hartwell's company, Colonel Dike's
regiment, 1776-77; also in Lieutenant John
Flint's company, Colonel Thomas Poor's regi-
ment from June 17, 1778, to February 11,
1779, a regiment raised to fortify the passes of
North River, New York ; also in Captain Asa
Lawrence's company. Colonel Thomas Poor's
regiment, in 1778. He moved after the war
to Wiscasset, -Maine, and was known some-
times as Peter Barnard Rumrill. He bought a
large tract of land and cleared a valuable farm
there. He married Joanna Tupper.

( V ) Barnard, son of Peter Rumrill, was

born about 1790. He married Sawyer

and lived on the old homestead at Wiscasset.
He was educated in the public schools and at
the age of twenty served as county clerk. He
removed to Tremont, Maine, and followed the
sea, rising to the rank of master mariner and
during his career commanded several vessels.
All his sons, as well as several brothers, were
also sea captains. Children: 1. Mary, married
Frank McMillin. a sea captain. 2. Joseph B.
3. Samuel S., see below. 4. Calvin. 5. Nan-
cy, married Lemuel Spragire. 6. Margaret,
married a Mr. Mayo. 7. William. 8. Silvira,
married Benjamin Thomas.

( VI ) Samuel Sawyer, son of Barnard
Rumrill. was born 1827 at Tremont, Maine.
He married Mary Malvina Fernald, sister of
Professor C. H. Fernald, of Amherst College.
He received his education in the district
schools, and from the age of sixteen followed
the sea. For many years he was a master ma-
riner and was in command of various barques
engaged in the South American trade. He re-
tired at the age of sixty-five, on account of
disabilities caused by a fall, and he died in
1899 aged seventy-two years. Children: 1.
Elizabeth, died aged nine years. 2. Charles.
3. Rosia. 4. William. 5. Alton. 6. Simeon
R. 7. An infant, twin to Simeon, who died in
infancy. 8. Austin B. 9. Samuel D.

( VII ) Dr. Samuel Dudley, son of S~amuel
Sawver Rumrill, was born at Tremont, Maine,
now Southwest Harbor, August 28, 1874. He
was educated in the district schools of South-
west Harbor and at Boothbay, preparing for
college at Mount Hermon Academy. Franklin
county, Massachusetts, and the Springfield
high school. He entered the medical school
of the University of Vermont, and was gradu-
ated in the class of 1903 with the degree of
M. D. He acquired his hospital practice as an
interne in the Fitchburg Hospital one year.
In 1904 he opened an office in Springfield,
Massachusetts, and since then has been active-



ly engaged in the practice of his profession
there. He is a member of the Springfield
Academy of Medicine, the Massachusetts
Medical Society and the American Medical
Association. He is also a member of Equity
Council. 96, Royal Arcanum, of which he is
the local medical examiner. He is medical ex-
aminer also for the Brotherhood of Locomo-
tive Engineers and Firemen. He supports all
worthy religious associations and attends the
Memorial Church of Springfield. In politics
he is a Republican. He married, July 8, 1903,
Belle Mozart, of Springfield, born April 10,
1869, daughter of Thomas and Charlotte
( Colby ) Mozart.

(For preceding generations see Simon Rumrill 1).

(Ill) Aaron Rumrill, son of

RUMRILL Simon (2) Rumrill, was born
about 1730-40. He settled in
Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was a soldier in
the revolution, a private in Captain Daniel
Whiting's company. Colonel Jonathan Brew-
er's regiment from May to August, 1775; also
in Captain Stephen Penniman's company, Col-
onel Dike's regiment in 1776-77, and in Cap-
tain Lemuel May's company, Colonel Mcin-
tosh's regiment in 1778. Children: 1. Thom-
as, born November 30, 1762, mentioned below.
2. Aaron, born 1770, died July 10, 181 1 ; bak-
er by trade, owner of pew 15 in the fifth meet-
ing house, Roxbury. 3. Matilda. Probably
other children.

( IV ) Thomas, son of Aaron Rumrill, was
born in Roxbury, November 30, 1762, died
there November 10, 1849. He was a soldier
in the revolution from Roxbury and Boston, a
private in the continental army, enlisting for
three years in Captain Ezra Lunt's company,
Colonel David Henley's regiment. He was
also a baker by trade. He was part owner of
pew 69 on the lower floor of the fifth meet-
ing house. He was a farmer in Roxbury and
set out two of the first horse chestnut trees
grown in New England. He married (first)
Abigail Richardson and (second) Sally (Dud-
ley) Fellows. Children: 1. William. 2. Jo-
seph, mentioned below. And others.

( Y ) Joseph, son of Thomas Rumrill, was
born in Roxbury, was an artist of rare ability
and executed many specimens of merit in art
productions. He married Caroline Frances
Foster. Children: Joseph A., residence New
York City : employed at 45 Wall street with
United States Trust Company. 2. Herbert El-
mer, mentioned below.

(VI) Herbert Elmer, son of Joseph Rum-

rill, was born in Boston. March 1, 1861. He
was educated there in the public schools. When
a young man he entered the employ of the
Oliver Ditson Music Company, in the manu-
facturing department. After three years with
this concern, he accepted a similar position
with the firm of dickering & Company, piano
manufacturers, and learned the business thor-
oughly. At the age of twenty-four he came to
Springfield in the employ of J. D. Hutchins
& Company and afterward held several similar
positions in Springfield. In 1894 he engaged
in business in partnership with C. N. Newell
in the piano business. Four years later, at
the death of his partner, he became the local
manager of the business of Ludwig & Corn-
pan}-, piano makers, and has met with usual
success in business. He is now a director of the
company and continues in charge of the busi-
ness in Springfield. He is a member of the Im-
proved Order of Red Men, and of Amity Lodge,
Xo. 172. Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
In religion he is a Universalist, and in politics
a Republican. He married Adele Wyman,
born August 8, 1869, daughter of Frank H.
and Elizabeth Wyman. They have one child.
Joseph Wyman. born May 14, 1889, graduate
of the Springfield high school, class of 1908,
and now associated in business with his father
in the piano business.

There is some reason for
LOMBARD supposing that the original
bearer of this surname was a
banker or money lender, and that he derived it
from that source. It is quite probable that the
earliest bankers in London were from Lom-
bard}-, and Lombard street in that city has
been for centuries the principal location of
bankers, brokers and bullion-dealers. The
first of the name to be found in the colonial
records of New England are Bernard and
Thomas Lombard, Lumbard or Lombart, who
came from Tenterdon, county of Kent, Eng-
land, and were in Scituate, Massachusetts, as
early as 1637. John Lombard, an account of
win mi and some of his descendants is given
below, was the progenitor of quite a numerous
posterity, and several of his progeny were
prominent men of Springfield in their day.

I I ) John Lombard, the immigrant ancestor
of the "Springfield Lombards, came from Eng-
land about the year 1640. Whether or not he
was from Kent, or was related to the Ber-
nard and Thomas Lombard, previously men-
tioned, has not as yet been ascertained. He
first located on Cape Cod, but in 1646 settled



in Springfield, and between the years 1657 and
1667 received five grants of land. He erected
his residence on Main street in the immediate
vicinity of what is now York street, and this
house was burned by the Indians in October,
1675. He served as fence viewer in 1655 and
again in 1657. He was a weaver. His death
occurred May 15, 1672. On September 1,
1647, he married Joan Pritchard, who died
May 19, 1692. She was a daughter of Roger
and Frances Pritchard, who were in Spring-
field in 1643. Mrs - Frances Pritchard died in
Springfield." March 9, 1651, and Roger went to
Connecticut, dying in New Haven in 1681.
The children of John and Joan (Pritchard)
Lombard were: I. John, born July 20, 1048,
died at the age of twenty-four years. 2. Dav-
id, see next paragraph. 3. Nathaniel, born
September 6, 1654. died September 20 of the
same year.

(II) David, son of John Lombard, was
born in Springfield, October 16 (or August 8),
1650, died there August 17, 1716. After the
destruction of the house built by his father he
moved to Long Hill, probably settling upon
land allotted to his father, and for more than
one hundred and fifty years afterward this
property was known as the Lombard estate.
In 1670 he was paid the sum of ten shillings
for killing a wolf. He served as surveyor in
1696; as tithing-man for the years 1698-99,
and being chosen constable for the years
1697-98 he hired Samuel Warner to perform
the duties of that office. He married Mar-
garet Filley and his children were: 1. Mary,
born in 1677. 2. Margaret, 1679. 3. Abi-
gail, 1682. 4. John, 1685. 5. David, 1690. 6.
Ebenezer, who will be again referred to. 7.
loseph, 1696.

(III) Ebenezer, son of David Lombard,
was born in Springfield in 1692, and resided at
the old homestead on Long Hill. In 1717 he
married Rachel Loomis, and had a family of
six children, one of whom was Joseph.

(IV) Joseph, son of Ebenezer Lombard,
was born in Springfield in 1720. He married
( first ) Ruth Draper and ( second ) Lydia
Leach. (N. B. Owing to the meagre infor-
mation concerning the early history of this
familv contained in the various records exam-
ined, it is almost impossible to trace with ac-
curacy the generations from David (II) to
Obed'(5 ), but the line of descent as given here
is probably correct ).

( V) Obed, probably a son of Joseph Lom-
bard, was born in Springfield in 1756. Having
succeeded to the possession of the homestead,

on Long Hill, he carried on general farming
there with energy for many years, and wit-
nessed the dawning of a new era in the history
of Springfield, which from that time forward
underwent rapid development as an important
commercial and manufacturing centre. An in-
crease of population, which is invariably the
result of business expansion, made it absolute-
ly necessary to raise the rate of taxation in
order to comply with the demand for public
improvements, and when his property assess-
ment became more than what he considered to
be just, the owner of the Lombard estate made
a forcible remonstrance. This act may be
^aid to have been the initial inspiration for
the subsequent establishment of the public
reservation known as Forest Park. Obed
Lombard married a Miss Addleton and reared
children, among whom were Roderick and
Zelotes. The latter, born in 1800, died at the
age of forty-eight years, was in addition to
being a well-known manufacturer of machin-
ery for making barrels a very successful inven-
tor, and in 1838 was awarded silver medals for
valuable improvements in machinery by the
Mechanics Institute of New York City.

(VI) Roderick, son of Obed Lombard, was
born in Springfield in 1798, died at East Long-
meadow in January, 1869. He inherited the
homestead and his active years were devoted
to its cultivation. In 1868 the property was
purchased by a number of public-spirited citi-
zens, who presented it to the municipality for
recreation purposes, and thus the ancient Lom-
bard estate became a part of Forest Park. The
remainder of Roderick Lombard's life was
spent upon a farm in East Longmeadow,
whither he moved upon leaving his ancestral
home. He married (first) Alta Frink, who
was born at Williamsett, Massachusetts, in
1800, and her death occurred in 1863. She
bore him five children: 1. Lois, who died at
the age of nine years. 2. Nelson, who will
again be referred to. 3. John Frink. 4. El-
bridge. 5. Ellen, who died at the age of ten
years. He married (second) Maria Robinson,
of Chicopee Falls.

(VII) Nelson, son of Roderick Lombard,
was born in Springfield, November 21, 1831.
At the age of four years he entered the pub-
lic schools of Springfield, and although the
school which he attended for primary instruc-
tion was located a long distance from his home
at Long Hill, he did not miss a single day's
attendance during his first term. When eleven
years old he attended the Wilbraham Academy
one term, after which he returned to the public

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schools of Springfield, and at sixteen entered
Henry Bang's private school, where he com-
pleted his studies at nineteen. He then turned
his attention to agriculture, assisting his fath-
er in carrying on the homestead farm and be-
ci lining thoroughly familiar with modern agri-
cultural methods. In 1868 he relinquished with
regret the Lombard estate, which had been the
scene of his family's industrial activities for
seven generations, and accompanied his father
to East Longmeadow. After the latter's death
he succeeded to the possession of the farm and
conducted it successfully for twenty years or
until 1888, when he retired. Returning to
Springfield he located at No. 74 Walnut street
and is still residing there. In early manhood
he became deeply interested in religious work,
and upon resuming his residence in Spring-
field united with the Emanuel Congregational
Church, of which he has been a deacon for
many years. At the present time he is chair-
man of the committee selected to superintend
the erection of a new church edifice. He has
also for many years served as a delegate to the
Congregational State Conference, and in vari-
ous other ways has been active in the affairs
of that denomination in this section of the
commonwealth. His personal character and
everyday life so well exemplifies his religious
title that his friends and acquaintances refer
to him almost invariably as Deacon Lombard.
While in East Longmeadow he served many
years on the prudential committee. While a
resident of East Longmeadow he took an ac-
tive part in public affairs, was frequently
called upon to perform grand jury duty at the
county seat, and the greater part of the time
for twenty years served as road surveyor. Dea-
con Lombard married (first) January 2, 1855,
Delia Cadwell, daughter of Orin Cadwell, of
Springfield; she died in June, 1857. He mar-
ried ( second ) December 25, i860, Ann Eliza
Cadwell, a cousin of his first wife, and a
daughter of David A. Cadwell. Child of first
wife. Walter, who died at the age of fifteen
months. Child of second wife: David Lewis,
who died January 24, 1887.

Colonel Thomas Stevens was
STEVENS an armorer in Buttolph's

Lane, London, England, who
contracted with the governor and company in
March, 1629, to supply arms for Massachu-
setts Bay Colony. He was himself a member
of the company, and gave fifty pounds to the
common stock. Three sons and a daughter
became settlers in the colony. He signed the

instructions to Captain Endicott. Though the
family was of Devonshire in the early days, he
came to London, where his children were prob-
ably born. Children: 1. Thomas, emigrated
in [660. 2. Richard, father of Samuel, of
Marlborough. 3. William, of whom we have
no record, save that he was father of Cyprian,
mentioned below. 4. Mary, married Captain
Whipple of London.

( II ) Cyprian, son of William Stevens, was
born in London, England, about 1644-5. He
sailed from London, and was at first a resident
of Rumney Marsh, now Chelsea. He settled at
Lancaster just about the time King Philip's
war broke out, and had to find a safer place of
residence for his family. He went to Sud-
bury. He was given authority to receive an
Indian child of six years, probably of a friend-

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