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was living in 1674. He and his wife were
among the thirty founders of the First Church
at Salem, 1629. They are on record as having
been fined "for aiding and abetting an excom-
municated person, contrary to order". He is
described as a good honest man, of no special
civil rank or influence in the colony. Be-
sides his farm on "Cape Ann Syde" he pur-
chased others at Birch Plain and Cherry Hill,
on which he settled his sons Zacharie, Eph-
raim, Joseph and John. He died in 1671. He
had eight children, viz: Thomas, married
Hannah Ordway, died s. p. ; Zacharie, baptized
December 25, 1636; Ephraim, baptized Feb-
ruary 11, 1638; Henry, baptized January
16. 1640; Joseph, baptized August 6,
1645; Elizabeth, baptized July 4. 1047; Jone,
baptized May 25, 1650; Benjamin, died s. p.,
about 1677.

(II) Ephraim, third son of Henry and
Editha ( Laskin ) Herrick, was born in Salem,
Massachusetts, and baptized February 11,
1638. He lived on the farm at Birch Plain,
given to him by his father. He married, July
3, 1661, Mary Cross. His death occurred Sep-
tember 18. 1693. They had eight children,
viz: John, born May 31, 1662, Ephraim, Au-
gust 13, 1664; Mary, June 14, 1667; Stephen,
March 15, 1670; Sarah; Samuel, June 4,
1675; Timothy, January 4, 1681 ; Anna, No-
vember 20, 1683.

(III) Stephen, third son of Ephraim and
Mary ( Cross) Herrick, was born on the Birch
Plain farm. Beverly, Massachusetts, March
15, 1670. He married, December 31. 1692,
Elizabeth Trask. He removed to Preston,
Connecticut, subsequently to 171(1. and was
commissioned lieutenant as shown by public
records : "Colonel Rec of Connecticut, October,
1737: This Assembly doe establish and con-
firm Mr. Stephen Herrick to be the Lieutenant
of (the) second company or train band of
(the) town of Preston and order that he be
commissioned accordingly." The children of
Stephen and Elizabeth, all born in Beverly.
were: Elizabeth, October 17, 1693; Edward;
Stephen Jr., July 24, 1697; Ebenezer, May 17,
1699; Abigail, June 15, 1701 ; Anna, Novem-
ber 2, 1702; Man', April 15, 1705; Lydia,
July 13, 1707; Sarah, October 10, 1708.

(IV) Edward, oldest son of Stephen and
Elizabeth (Trask) Herrick, was born at Bev-
erly, Massachusetts, October 17, 1695. He
married three times. The first wife left no
children. His second marriage took place De-
cember 9. 1737, and this wife, Margaret

Avery, of Groton, Connecticut, was the
mother of his children. They probably re-
sided at Preston or Norwick, Connecticut. The
children by the second marriage were : Lucy,
born August 31, 1738; Henry, April 3, 1740;
Jonathan, December 3, 1743; Margaret,
March 20, 1745: Crace, July 4, 1747: Moses,
September 24, 1749, died July, 1704. The
third wife of Edward Herrick was Elizabeth
Brannan (married 1757).

( V ) Jonathan, second son of Edward and
Margaret (Avery) Herrick, was born at
Preston, Connecticut, December 3, 1743, died
in 1822. He was a soldier of the revolution-
ary war. He married Elizabeth Clark, and re-
sided at Norwich. Their children were: Lucy,
born April 14, 1762; Stephen, May 19, 1764;
Jonathan and Elizabeth (twins) July 14.
1767; Moses, April 17, 1774: Aaron, May 13,
1776; Thomas, January 14, 1779; William.

(VI) Aaron, fourth son of Jonathan and
Elizabeth (Clark) Herrick, was born in Nor-
wich, Connecticut. May 13, 1776, died at
Montgomery, Hampden county, Massachu-
setts, April 28, 1828. He was a farmer, lie
married, 1823, Polly Shurtliff, born October
3, 1788, died at Litchfield, Medina county,
Ohio, March 16, 1869. Their children were:
Aaron Hutchinson, born July 29, 182 1 ; Hen-
ry S., December 8, 1822; Polly Swann, Au-
gust 17, 1824; Sarah Orlinda, January 2,
1826; Maderia Alsina, February 2, 1828, mar-
ried, February 22, 1850, William Howard
Brooker, born February 9, 1826, lived in
Litchfield, Ohio. He served as private two
years in the Mexican war and as lieutenant in
the war of the rebellion. They had no chil-

(VII) Henry S., second son of Aaron and
Polly ( Shurtliff ) Herrick. was born in Chico-
pee, Hampden county, Massachusetts, Decem-
ber 8, 1822. He was a builder. He married
(first) in 1846, Louisa M. Cooley, of Somers,
Tolland county, Connecticut, who died leaving
no children. Mr. Herrick married ( second )
in 1854, Cynthia A., daughter of Eleazur and
Nabby ( Kellogg ) Wright, who was born June
20. 1832, a graduate of Mt. Holyoke Seminary
in 1851. Children: Anna L.. born April 20,
1855. and Edward W., born June 25, 1863, a
wood carver.

(VI II) Anna Louisa, only daughter of
Henry S. and Cynthia A. (Wright) Herrick,
was born at New Haven, Connecticut, April
20, 1855. She married, November 3. 1875.
Austin Ely Smith, born at Holyoke, Massa-
chusetts, February 4, 1850, son of Roswell



Ely and Elizabeth (Ely) Smith, the former
of whom served as superintendent of the
Glascow Cotton Mills at South Hadley Falls,
George A. Atwater, president

Austin E. Smith attended the Hadley high
school, and when fourteen years of age, hav-
ing developed in his boyhood a capacity for
business, he secured a position at the mills
where his father was employed, remaining
for three years when he resigned to take a
clerkship in Hiram Smiths general store. A
year later he entered the Providence Confer-
ence Seminary and took a commercial course.
In the meantime his father had purchased a
farm, and he returned home to take charge
of it, but entered business life again after a
period of six months. Mr. Smith came into
local prominence by reason of his efficient
service in the employ of the Springfield
Street Railroad Company. He had been
connected with the local company since its
organization, holding different offices from
that of cashier to treasurer and manager, and
in every part of this employment he showed
an efficiency that marked him as one of the
men whose business ability and honorable
qualities insure them the highest confidence
of all those with whom they come in contact.
During the nine years he was managing di-
rector he did much to improve the facilities
of the road and develop and promote the
courtesy and careful attention which have
been marked characteristics of the public ser-
vice of this company. Mr. Smith was very
methodical in all of his work, keeping his bus-
iness affairs and that of the company in the
most complete shape, always under his own
immediate direction, and in all of his work he
showed the greatest of frankness and honesty
and his word was always relied upon implicity
by his superior officers as well as by those in
his employ. Mr. John Olmstead, who was
president of the Street Railroad Company,
had come to rely wholly upon Mr. Smith as
his assistant ; he often spoke of his efficiency,
and remarked many times about the smooth-
nes with which street railway affairs were go-
ing, and how much confidence he placed in his
ability. The employees of the Street Railroad
Company, with whom Mr. Smith was in al-
most immediate touch, looked up to him as
one of the finest men tor whom they could
work, their interests being always his. and he
looked carefully after their welfare; he had
been known to consider favorably many ap-
plications of men whose misfortunes had
placed them in tight places and who came to

him with clean records otherwise, but who
were pressed for employment through which
to find support.

Mr. Smith's connection with the business
interests of Springfield were not confined
alone to street railway management. He held
much stock in other street railway organiza-
tions, and had direct interests with many of
the large business affairs of the city. He
was a director in the Northampton street
railroad, also in the Holyoke street railroad
system, and in the First National Bank of
Springfield. He was considered an expert in
street railway affairs, and when the city of
Boston consolidated the old East End street
railwav into its present system, Mr. Smith
was called to that city as a railroad expert
and spent several months there in that ca-
pacity, being the only one selected to fill that
important position. Entering the employ of
the Springfield Street Railroad Company in
1870 as cashier, when but twenty years of
age, he counted out the first dollar ever earn-
ed by the company, which is now preserved
in scrip in the office of the company. Mr.
Smith was for several years during his resi-
dence at the North End prominent in the
work of the Memorial Church, of which or-
ganization he for a time was treasurer. Upon
taking up his residence at Forrest Park he
became prominent in the work of Faith
Church. He was not a man who talked much
of his religious convictions, but was one of
the few who lived every day a conscientious,
moral, honest life. Though not demonstra-
tive he was verv sympathetic, and was a man
of exceptional taste.

He married, as aforesaid, Anna Louisa
Herrick, and they were the parents of two
children : Lyda, born July 20, 1876, died Au-
gust 16, 1879 ; and Rubie Adelaide, born
February 8. 1887. Mr. Smith died August 8,
1889. He was survived by a widow and
daughter; a brother, Frank D. Smith; and a
sister, Mrs. Frederick W. Wilson, of Chico-
pee, Massachusetts.

(For preceding generations see John Gilmore 1).

(Ill) Captain Andrew Gil-
GILMORE more, son of James Gilmore,
was born in 1727, and died in
Wrentham, August 10, 1806. He was a
farmer in Raynham, Massachusetts, and
came to Wrentham in 1794. settling at Honey
Pot (Pondville), where he bought of
Ephraim Wilbore (Wilbur), one hundred
and sixteen acres, also two tracts of



seventeen and eighteen acres in Walpole,
paying £706. He also bought eight acres of
Joshua and Elizabeth Ormsby, of Foxboro.
The homestead farm is now owned by John
G. Palfrey, of Boston. His will, dated April
23, 1803, gave one-half of dwelling to his wife
Esther, his son Daniel being executor ; to
sons Andrew, Lemuel and Daniel, his right in
a pew in the parish meeting house ; to son
Daniel his dwelling house, barn and buildings.
with land in Wrentham and Walpole, provid-
ing he care for his father and mother during
their natural lives. He was captain in the
militia, and selectman at Raynham, 1782. He
and his two wives are buried in the old ceme-
tery at Pondville. He married (first) Abigail
. born 1727, died April 17. 1804. Chil-
dren: 1. Hannah, died October 19, 1756. 2.
Andrew, died October 22, 1756. 3. Lemuel,
born April 28, 1756. 4. Daniel, born March
16, 1758, died February 3, 1844; revolution-
ary soldier ; married Nabby Dunbar ; chil-
dren : i. Relief, born September 2, 1791, died
December 24, 1866; ii. Daniel, born October
2J, 1792, died May 14, 1836; iii. Achsah, born
April 4, 1793. died November 28, 1858, mar-
ried, February 7, 1835, Joseph Plympton : iv.
Sybyl, born February 8, 1795, died February
15, 1837; v. Mary, born August 3. 1797, died
May 23. 1826 ; vi. Curtis, born August 29,
1799, died September 3, 1801. 5. Mercy, born
July 11, 1759: married Samuel Reed. 6.
Elisha, born December 29, 1760. 7. James,
born June 9, 1762; married Annie Wilbur. 8.
Andrew, born July 23, 1764; see forward. 9.
Perez, born July 9, 1766. 10. Mary, married
Joseph Dean. 11. Nabby, married Joseph Boy-
den. Captain Andrew Gilmore married (sec-
ond) November 29, 1804, Esther Fales, widow,
born 1726, died October 2, 1815.

(IV) Andrew (2), son of Captain Andrew
Gilmore, was born in Raynham, July 23, 1764.
He received the usual common school educa-
tion afforded to a farmer's son in that day,
and followed farming throughout his life. He
early learned the trade of cooper, which he
followed with farming, doing cooper work for
the people of the town. He became much im-
paired in fortune in later years, and died of a
tumor of the stomach. His farm was in Hon-
ey Pot, consisting of some seventy-five acres,
and he raised cattle and sheep for their wool,
and marketed his hay at Walpole. He served
in the revolution, as private in Captain John
Shaw's company. Colonel Abiel Mitchell's reg-
iment ; marched to Rhode Island. March 6.
1781, by order of Governor John Hancock, on

a forty days' expedition from Raynham. He
belonged to the orthodox church in Wrentham
and was a Whig in politics. He was a man
of striking appearance, six feet in height, san-
. dy complexion, blue eyes, and very sociable
and upright. He married, at Raynham, Au-
gust 23, 1787, Hannah Makepiece. She was
tall, straight and slender, and was a most es-
timable woman. She became totally blind, one
eye being put out by a shot from a toy gun.
She died at the home of Daniel Gilmore. Chil-
dren : 1. Barnabas, born March 19, 1788, died
July 6, 1812. 2. Marshall, born December 10,
1789, died December 13, 1816. 3. Hannah,
born August 3, 1791 : married, November 14,
1816, John Partridge. 4. Andrew, Jr., born
August 1, 1793. 5. Jarvis, born August 26,
1795; married, April 9, 1823, Irena Fales. 6.
Marcus, born June 13, 1797; married (first)
March 9, 1823, Eliza Meisinger; (second) Oc-
tober 3, 1824, Atarah Smith, of Medfield.
Children, the first by first wife, others by sec-
ond wife: i. Eliza M., born July 15, 1823,
died April 5, 1856 ; ii. Helen R., born Decem-
ber 18. 1825: iii. Abigail, born September 20,
1827, died November 6, 1859; iv. Marcus, born
January 29, 1829 ; v. William M.. born Jan-
uary 1, 1832; vi. George M., born October 18,
1834. 7. Joseph, born February 7, 1799. 8.
Moses, born January 29, 1801. 9. Charles
Pinkney, born February 21, 1803; see for-
ward. 10. James, born March 6. 1804, died
young. 11. Nancy, born March 6, 1804, died
young. 12. Mary Ann, born October 7, 1805 ;

married Whitney. 13. George. 14.

Horatio W'hiting, born April 11, 1809, died
September 10, 1891 ; married (first) April 23,
183 1, Caroline Fales, died September 15, 1850;
(second) November 28, 1850, Eleanor Tay-
lor, died January 10, 1878: (third) July 28,
1880, Caroline Barton. Children : i. Harriet
M., born November 27, 1833, died April 25,
1864, married. June 9, 1853, Samuel Clapp,
and had Anna, William and Bertie : ii. Julius
Porter, born August 26, 1838, died September
i<>. 1903, married. December 18, 1861, M. J.
Wheeler; iii. Luman Wood, born September
20, 1840; married (first) February 4, 1862,
Ellen M. Tavlor, 1 second ) September 27, 1899,
Sarah M. Kew, and he had: Ida M., born
November 22, 1862, E. Chauncey, born July
7. 1868. Walter A., born June 11, 1873. died
March. 3. 1891, Julius P.. born August 26,
1876, Luman A., born September 28, 1866,
died October 15, 1866; iv. James S., born Oc-
tober 26, 1843, died February 26, 1863 ; v.
Caroline E.. born May 25, 1852: vi. Horatio

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Whiting, February 24, 1854; vii. George A.,
December 19, 1856; viii. Robert E., Decem-
ber 9, 1855; ix. Eva J., October 7, 1861 ; x.
Achsah, October 7, 1861.

(V) Charles Pinkney, son of Andrew (2)
Gilmore, was born at Wrentham, at what is
known as Honey Pot. ( Pondville), now a part
of the town of Norfolk, February 21, 1803,
and died at Wrentham, April 13, 1872. He
attended the old district school at Pondville
until about fifteen, working with his father
on the farm. Later he began working out for
different farmers in the town, and also man-
aged several farms on shares, but owing to
drouth these efforts proved failures. He was
an indefatigable worker. He lived on the old
Preston Pond place, which he bought. This
he lost through a flaw in the deed. He later
removed to the home of his son Joseph, at
Pondville, where he died, April 13, 1872, and
is buried in Norfolk. He was a good farmer
and an upright man, of retiring habits, and
very pronounced on the temperance question.
He attended the Congregational orthodox
church, and was a Republican in politics. He
married, at Wrentham, December 17, 1826,
Almirax Keith, born at Barre, Vermont, June
11, 1806, died March 29, 1900, daughter of
Warren and Jemima (Merrifield) Keith. Chil-
dren: 1. Joseph G., born in Walpole, Novem-
ber 26, 1827, died in Wrentham, April 27,
1900 ; married Catherine Casey, of Dedham ;
children : i. Laura C, born February 20, 1858,
died September 10, 1858; ii. Joseph Warren,
born November 11, 1859, died February 22,
1866: iii. John, born July 18, 1866; iv. Mary
Amelia, born March 24, 1870, married (first)
October 17, 1894, Charles W. Blake, (second)
William Guthre ; v. Ruth, married Dennis
Tagney ; vi. Rebecca, married (first) James
Day, (second) Warren Slater; vii. Robert,
married Grace L. Williams ; viii. Edward
Keith, born January 24, 1864, died February

3, 1889. 2. Charles Metcalf, born September
2, 1829, died March 22, 1845. 3. Henry Mer-
rill, born November 4, 1831, died September

4. 1852. 4. Warren Keith ; see forward. 5.
Ellen Almira, born October 12, 1839; married,
April 19, 1859, William Riley Farr, of West
Chelmsford, New Hampshire. 6. William
Metcalf, born March 21, 1847.

(VI) Warren Keith, son of Charles Pink-
ney (iilmore, was born in Medfield, Massa-
chusetts. October 9, 1836. At the age of six
months his parents removed to Wrentham,
where he received his education in the dis-
trict schools, and helping his father on the

farm until he was fifteen years old. He then
spent three years learning boot making, with
Lewis Shepard, after which he entered the
straw shop (Aliens) at Norfolk, where he
worked in the bleachery six months. For
three years afterward he worked in the block-
ing room of William E. George's straw shop,
at Wrentham. He then decided to engage in
business on his own account, and began in
the livery stable line in a small way, but soon
became fully equipped with stock and ve-
hicles, and conducted the business with suc-
cess for a period of fifteen years. For four-
teen years of this time he ran the mail stage
to Norfolk, and during the latter part of
this service was earning nine hundred dollars
a year — a very good showing in those days.
On August 11, 1867, he was so unfortunate
as to lose his entire equipment, including
fifteen horses (saving only seven) by fire, and
entirely without insurance. This disaster
would have impelled him to move from the
town, but his fellow townsmen decided to
keep him with them, and they contributed
nine hundred dollars to aid him in rebuilding.
He built his homestead where it now stands,
but decided to give up the livery business,
and he engaged in the flour and grain trade
in his new quarters, and has since success-
fully conducted a profitable trade in flour,
grain, hay, cement, lumber, coal and drain
pipe. In 1904 he admitted his four sons as
equal partners, George and Fred conducting
the business at Wrentham, and Frank and
Charles having charge of the branch at Wal-
pole, this affording a wide circle of trade,
taking in many of the surrounding town.
The family attend the Orthodox church at
Wrentham. Mr. Gilmore has served the so-
ciety as a member of the prudential and
other committees. In politics he is a Repub-

Mr. Gilmore married, (first), at Milford,
Massachusetts, 1857, Evelyn Capen, born in
Holliston, died in Wrentham, April 7, 1862,
daughter of Benjamin (of Brighton) and Re-
becca (Sanger) Capen. Of this marriage
was born Evelyn Capen, March 20, 1862,
married, July n, 1897, Frank Emerson
George. Mr. Gilmore married (second) No-
vember 14, 1865, Ellen Maria Rand, born
July 28, 1845, daughter of David Anson and
Harriet Caroline (Austin) Anson, of Wren-
tham. Her father was a wood merchant of
Providence, Rhode Island. Children : 2.
George Warren, born January 18, 1867. 3.
Frank Rand, born November 2, 1868 ; mar-



ried, January 28, 1897, Lena Frances Harts-
horn, of Walpole ; children : i. Warren Rand,
born October 10, 1898; ii. James Francis,
March 7, 1901 ; iii. Evelyn, April 13, 1904; iv.
Fred Hartshorn, December 14, 1908. 4.
Charles Austin, born August 25, 1870. 5.
Fred Edwin, born March 30, 1873 ; married,
October 29, 1902, Alice Amelia Carpenter.
(See Carpenter).

Many of the citizens of
BLEILER Boston and vicinity whose

knowledge of the crafts ac-
quired in Germany have made them useful
in building up the industries of the United
States, are successful in the line they repre-
sent, and none stand higher in general es-
teem in the community than the Bleiler fam-
ily, who have been prominent and successful
as meat and provision dealers.

(I) Joseph Bleiler was born in Rhein-
Bavaria more than a hundred years ago, of
an old and respected German family. He
was a soldier for some years in the wars of
his times, including the Napoleanic and Hol-
land wars. He was a dealer in meats in the
village, and applied himself industriously to
his trade for many years, and died at the ad-
vanced age of over ninety years. He was of
the German Catholic faith. He was twice
married, rearing a large family, five of whom
grew to maturity and married. These were :

1. Peter, spent his entire life in Germany;
was a butcher by trade, conducting it in con-
nection with other business ; married, and
had a large family, of whom Peter Jr. and
Margaret came to the United States, the
former living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2. Charles, came to the United States and
later settled in Canada, and died at the home
of a brother who had been a resident of that
country, near Montreal, for a number of
years. 3. Frederick Jacob, mentioned be-
low. Two daughters also came to America
and lived near Montreal, where they died.

(II) Frederick Jacob, son of Joseph Bleiler,
was born in the village of Lohrweiler, Ba-
varia, in January, 1805. He learned his
father's trade and succeeded well in the same
business, as was characteristic of the family.
He married, in his native province, Charlotte
Simmons, born in Grumbach, Prussia, a
town four miles away, in another state, in
December, 1804. She was the daughter of
parents born in Rhein-Prussia, of strong
Lutheran faith, and although differing in re-
ligion, Mr. and Mrs. Bleiler always lived in

harmony, never allowing difference in faith
to disturb the serenity of the family. In 1852
he and his wife and six children came to the
United States, four of their children having
already preceded them to this country. He
landed in New York City, and from there
went to Boston, where at one time or an-
other all the male members of the. family
have been engaged in the meat and pro-
vision trade. Children, all of whom lived to
maturity, and to be over fifty years of age :
1. Jacob, born in BaVaria about 1829; mar-
ried Julia Schmidt, and came to this countrv
in 1848, settling in Boston, where he was a
butcher on Ruggles street, Roxbury ; later
he became a mechanic, and after some vears
he retired and died in 1905, leaving a widow
and family residing on Mechanic street ; he
was one of the men most prominent in se-
curing the naturalization of Germans who
came to Boston, and settled in the Roxbury
district, and worked always for the advance-
ment of the German-American citizens ; chil-
dren : i. Mary; ii. Jacob, deceased; iii.
Charles, deceased ; iv. Louise ; v. Emma, de-
ceased : vi. Julia Fenia : vii. Caroline. 2.
Catherine, came to America with her brother
Jacob, in 1848, and settled in Boston. 3.
George, came to America in 1849, an d set-
tled at Watertown, where he conducted a
large abattoir ; married Elizabeth Fischer,
now deceased ; children : George, Charles,
Lena, Lizzie, Frank and Edward. 4. Char-
lotte, came with her brother George, in 1849,
to Boston, and married Jacob Jacobs, of Ba-
varia, Germany, who was a machinist in Bos-
ton from young manhood until his death
some years ago : she died a number of years
ago, leaving children William, Lizzie, Frank,
Charles and Louise Jacobs, all married;
other children who died young were John,
Jacob, Charlotte, Catherine and Julia Jacobs.
5. Peter, settled in Roxbury, where he car-
ried on the meat business ; married Orphra
Zimmerman, who died before him ; he died
leaving children, Peter and Charles (cigar
manufacturers), and a daughter Barbara,
who died young. 6. John, born in Bavaria,
May 9, 1838 ; mentioned below. 7. Fred-
erick, born in Germany, in July, 1840; men-
tioned below. 8. Elizabeth, married Philip
Albrecht, retired, and resides on Mt. Pleas-
ant avenue, Roxbury : children : Louise, Liz-
zie and Ernest Albrecht, and Philip Albrecht,
deceased. 9. Charles, born March 7, 1845 '<
mentioned below. 10. Louise, married Jacob
Mentzger, who was for vears a well-known



musician of Boston, now dead ; she died leav-
ing children Elizabeth, Charlotte, William
and Henry Mentzger.

(Ill) John, son of Frederick Jacob Bleiler,

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