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York City. He was assistant attorney general
while residing in Salem, and in 1878. was ap-
pointed United States district judge for south-
ern district of New York, a position which he
resigned in 1881, because his talents could
command a much larger income than that af-
forded by the official position. 5. Joseph



Hodges, is the present leader of the New
York bar. being a member of the firm of
Evarts, Southmayd and Choate. 6. Caroline,
became the wife of Dr. Bruno de Gersdorff,
of German birth, and resided in Salem, both
are now deceased.

(VIII) Charles Francis, second son of
George (2) and Margaret M. (Hodges)
Choate, was born May 16, 1828, in Salem, and
like his distinguished brothers has become
a leader in his chosen callings. He not only
achieved fame as a lawyer, but is universally
known in connection with the management of
large and important railroad and steamship
prospects. He began his education in the pub-
lic schools of his native town, and was sub-
sequently a student at the Salem Latin School,
and graduated from Harvard College in 1849.
He subsequently pursued the course of Har-
vard Law School, from which he was gradu-
ated in 1852, being a tutor in mathematics
from 185 1 to 1854 in the college. In Septem-
ber, 1854, he was admitted to the Massachu-
setts bar, and immediately began a brilliant
legal career in Boston, and in 1877 he was
counsel for large corporations, among them
the Boston & Maine railroad, and having in-
vested of his means in the Old Colony rail-
road, he became one of its directors in 1872,
having been its counsel since 1864, and in
1877 became its president, in which capacity
he continued until 1907, when he resigned. He
was president of the Old Colony Steamboat
Company from 1877 to 1894, and during his
administration was constructed the magnificent
fleet of vessels which have made the Fall
River line a famous means of transportation.
This was leased on May 1, 1893, to the New
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Com-
pany, of which Mr. Choate was a director,
until 1907. He is a director and vice-president
of the New England Trust Company, and his
remarkable mathematical faculties were called
into play as actuary of the Massachusetts
Hospital Life Insurance Company, to which
position he was elected June 15, 1893, anc '
continued until 1 891, when he was elected its
president and so continues. Mr. Choate re-
sided nearly thirty years in Cambridge, and
in 1863 he represented that city in the state
legislature, and was a member of the city gov-
ernment in 1864 and 1865. In 1883 he took
up his residence in Southboro, and has a win-
ter home in Boston. Despite his many years,
Mr. Choate is still an active business man, and
is widely esteemed for his ability and graces
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Club of Boston, and was for many years
identified with the University and Algonquin
clubs, and is still connected with the Union,
Eastern Yacht and Commercial clubs, having
served three years as president of the last.
He is a member of St. Mark's (P. E.) Church
of Southboro. Though a staunch Republican,
he was offered by President Cleveland the
post of superintendent of the coast survey.

He married, November 7, 1855, Elizabeth
W. Carlile, of Providence, Rhode Island,
daughter of Edward and Hannah (Thomp-
son ) Carlile, born August 8, 1834, died Octo-
ber 18, 1898. She was descended from a
brother of Benjamin Franklin. Children:
1. Edward C, died in 1904. 2. Sarah C,
wife of Joshua Montgomery Sears, of Boston.
3. Margaret M., (Mrs. Nathaniel I. Bowditch ) ,
of Framingham, Massachusetts. 4. Helen T.,
deceased. 5. Charles F., a leading attorney
of Boston, head of the firm of Choate, Hall &
Stewart.

This name has also been spelled
TOWNE Town, Towns, and other ways.

The earliest mention of it found
in England is 1274, when William de la
Towne, of Alvely, a village in Shropshire,
prosecuted a lawsuit, and the following year
he acted on a jury at Astley, in the same coun-
ty. The arms of the Towne family were on
the windows of a church at Kensington, Kent
county, in the reign of Henry IV ; and Thom-
as at Towne, bearing this coat-of-arms,
owned land about Charing, and married Bene-
dicta, only daughter of John Brampton. In
the year 1459 William Town was made clergy-
man at Stow, in Lindsey, and in 1470 he was
appointed almoner to King Henry VI ; he died
the same year.

(I) Richard Towne, of Braceby, Lincoln
county, by wife Ann had children : Richard ;
Edward ; Elizabeth ; Helen ; Prudence : Ann ;
Katherine, born October 14, 1599; Mary,
born April 15, 1601 ; William, born May 21,
1603 ; and Margery. The name of Towne had
been common in Lincoln county, England,
fully a hundred years before this time.

(II) William, supposed to be son of Rich-
ard and Ann Towne, was born in England,
and the earliest positive information found of
him is his marriage to Joanna Blessing, on
March 25, 1620, at Yarmouth, Norfolk coun-
ty, on the east coast of England, about one
hundred twenty miles from London, in th*e
church dedicated to St. Nicholas in 125 1, and
still bearing the name. The baptism of their



six children is also found in the church rec-
ords here. He emigrated to America and set-
tled at Salem, Massachusetts, where his name
is found in 1640 in the list of early grants
made ; he received a "little neck of land over
against his house on the other side of the
river." His house was in the part of Salem
known as Northfields, where he resided until
1651, and after the incorporation of Tops-
field he purchased about forty acres in that
town. In 1652 he sold his land in Salem, and
in 1656 purchased additional land in Tops-
field ; in 1663 he gave his son Joseph two-
thirds of the home where they lived, with
barn, etc., at the time of his contemplated mar-
riage to Phebe Perkins. William Towne died
in 1672, at Topsfield, and his wife survived
him about ten years. By his wife Joanna he
had children, baptized on dates given : Re-
becca, February 21, 1621 ; John, February 16,
1624; Susanna, October 20, 1625; Edmund;
Jacob, March 11, 1632; Mary, August 24,
1634; Sarah, September 3, 1648; and Joseph,
September 3, 1648, twin of Sarah.

(III) Edmund, second son of William and
Joanna (Blessing) Towne, came to America
with his parents. His name appears in 1675
as one of a committee from Topsfield who pe-
titioned the general court for permission to
form military companies to protect the people
from Indians while at work ; this was during
King Philip's war. He died May 3, 1678, and
the will of his widow was proved December
16, 1717. He married Mary, daughter of
Thomas Browning, baptized January 7, 1638;
children : Mary ; Thomas, born 1655 ; Sarah,
April 26, 1657; William, March 13, 1659;
Joseph; Abigail, August 6, 1664; Benjamin,
May 26, 1666; Rebecca, February 2, 1668;
Elizabeth, November 2, 1669; Samuel, Febru-
ary 11, 1673.

(IV) Joseph, third son of Edmund and
Mary (Browning) Towne, was born Septem-
ber 2, 1661, at Topsfield, and died in 1717. He
married, March 13, 1687, Amy, daughter of
Robert Smith, born August 16, 1668. died
February 22, 1756; children: Joseph, baptized
May 30, 1703 ; Benjamin ; Nathan, 1693 ; Dan-
iel, August 22, 1695 ; Jesse, December 5, 1697 ;
Nathaniel, June 1, 1700; Amy, February 3,
1704; Amos, July 2. 1709.

(V) Benjamin, second son of Joseph and
Amy (Smith) Towne, was born May 10, 1691,
at Topsfield, Massachusetts, where he became
a wealthy and prominent citizen, and held
offices of town clerk, selectman and assessor.
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Jacob Towne, Junior; (second) April 12,
"1722, Susanna Wildes, by whom he had nine
children, and she died July 5, 1736; he mar-
ried (third) Mary Perkins, May 2, 1738, and
she died November 6, 1760; (fourth) April
15, 1761, Mary Clark, who died December 11,
1782. He had by his second wife, children:
Benjamin, born May 12, 1723; Ephraim, July
10, 1725; Jacob, March 7, 1728; Joseph,
March 7, 1728; Eli; Susannah. September 6,
1733 ; Edmund, April 30, 1736 ; Ezra, April 30,
1736; Elijah, April 30, 1736.

(VI) Eli, fourth son of Benjamin and Su-
sanna (Wildes) Towne, was born March 3,
1 73 1, at Topsfield, Massachusetts, was a sol-
dier in the revolution, and died October 14,
1800, at Sturbridge, Massachusetts. He mar-
ried, May 2, 1754, Elizabeth Gould, born 1730,
died April 2/, 1799; children: Elizabeth, born
February 13, 1755, died October 23, 1756; Eli,
March 1, 1757; Susanna, October 7, 1758:
Lydia, September 22, 1760; Jacob. October 3,
1 71 1-'; Ruth, November 7, 1764; Hannah, De-
cember 29, 1760; Daniel, March 4, 1769, died
March 5, 1770; Elijah; Elisha, twin to Elijah,
October 28, 1771 ; Solomon, September 5,
1773: Daniel, March 4, 1776; Amos, March

14. 1779-

( \ II ) Elijah, fourth son of Eli and Eliza-
beth ( Gould ) Towne. was born October 28,
1771, at Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and died
in 1854. at Alstead, New Hampshire. He mar-
ried Miriam Lane; children: Laura, born
March 31, 1802, died September 8, 1805;
Eliza, born August 5, 1803; Elijah. July 1,
1805, died in infancy; Elisha, born January
14. 1808; Melinda, February 27, 1810;
Miriam, June 20, 1812; Salem; Marcia, Au-
gust 12, 1816; Samaria, July 18, 1820.

(VIII) Salem, third son of Elijah and
.Miriam (Lane) Towne, was born January 31,
1 8 14, at Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and re-
moved to New Hampshire. He married (first)
Louise Gushing, April 14, 1840; (second) Sep-
tember 23, 1873, Emily J. Carpenter. He had
seven children by his first marriage and one by
his second, as follows : Haskell C, born Au-
gust 10, 1841 ; William E.. born October 1.
1843, died November 11, 1897: Louisa M..
bun December 25, 1847, cne d March 29, 1868;
Malinda M., born May 22, 1850, died January
31. 1872; Miriam A., born February 14, 1853:
Everett S., February 11, i860, died March 11,
[887; Elmer E., born July 22, 1862, died No-
vember 20, 1863 ; and William Elmer.

( IN ) William Elmer, son of Salem and
Emily J. ( Carpenter) Towne, was born No-



vember 20, 1874, at W'alpole, New Hamp-
shire, where he received his education, and
was engaged in literary work. After his mar-
riage in 1900 he made his home in Holyoke,
Massachusetts. He is an author and publish-
er, also associate editor of The Nautilus, pub-
lished by his wife, Elizabeth Towne. Mr.
Towne publishes a quarterly known as Amer-
ican New Thought. He married, May 26, 1900,
Elizabeth Struble, daughter of John Halsey
and Jane (Osborn) Jones, of Portland, Ore-
gon.

Mrs. Elizabeth Towne was born in Port-
land, Oregon, May n, 1865, daughter of John
Halsey and Jane C (Osborn) Jones, who
were natives of Carthage, New York. After
marriage Mr. and Mrs. Jones went to Port-
land, Mr. Jones being one of the pioneers of
1852, and they lived there until their deaths,
hers occurring in February, 1875, and his in
March, 1906. Mrs. Towne was reared in
Portland, and graduated from the grammar
school with the class of 1879. She married
(first) April 7, 1880, J. Holt Struble, of Port-
land ; children ; Catherine Elizabeth Struble,
married Edward H. Twing, of Holyoke ; and
Chester Holt Struble, living now in Oregon.
In November, 1898, Mrs. Towne began the
publication of the Nautilus, in Portland, and
in May, 1 900, she moved the magazine to Hol-
yoke, Massachusetts, and since then, to No-
vember, 1909, it has increased its circulation
from 3,400 to 35,000. She is editor and pub-
lisher of Nautilus, author of a dozen books,
and publisher of her own and other works ;
the sale of her books is large, one hundred
thousand copies of one of her books having
been sold. She also lectures on New Thought
topics throughout the United States, being
recognized everywhere as the leader of this
movement, and her magazine being the lead-
ing one on the subject.



Moody Fuller, the first of this

FULLER family in Vermont, settled at

Peacham, and was a substantial

farmer. He had sons : Thomas, George,

John, mentioned below.

(II) John, youngest son of Moody Fuller,
was a farmer of Peacham. He married Mary
Bean, a sister of Hon. Benjamin Moulton
Bean, of New Hampshire. Children: 1.
Moody. 2. Hannah, married a Mr. Russell ;
she died in January or February. 1887. 3.
Samuel, removed to Ottumwa, Iowa, in the
early sixties, where he spent the remainder
of his life; reared a large family. 4. Abner.





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5. and 6. Porter and Harrison H., twins, born
May 2, 1814: Harrison H. married, March
3, 1839. Arvilla Hill, born January 4, 1819;
he died in Lowell, January 15, 1885. 7. Sarah
Ann, born 1816, died July 1, 1882; married
Corbin Gould. 8. and 9. Josiah B. and Mary
Bean, twins, born 1818; Josiah B. is men-
tioned below : Mary Bean married M. B.
Chapman ; she died' at Salem, December 3,
1885. 10. and 11. Caroline W. and Juliet W.,
twins, born August 11, 1821 ; Caroline W.
married. October 5. 1843. Parson C. Hill; she
•died April 11, "1881 : Juliet W., married
Charles W. Winthrop ; she died September 2,
1862; he died April, 1887. John Fuller, the
father of these children, died at Lowell, Mas-
sachusetts, October 6, 1842. aged sixty-eight
years, and his wife died May 31, 1841, aged
sixty-eight years.

(Ill) Josiah B., son of John Fuller, was
born at Peacham, Vermont, 1818, died Oc-
tober 26, 1895. He was educated in the pub-
lic schools, and followed farming on his
father's place in his youth. He removed to
Moultonborough. New Hampshire, thence to
Lowell, Massachusetts, and in 1837 to Chico-
pee, Massachusetts. He was foreman of a
department in the Ames Manufacturing Com-
pany at Chicopee during the civil war and af-
terward until 1870. He was town overseer
of the poor under the town charter ; highway
surveyor at the same time ; city almoner after
Chicopee became a city, being the first town
and city almoner, and he filled this important
and difficult office with fidelity and zeal dur-
ing the last eighteen years of his life; select-
man of the town of Chicopee several years.
He was a member of the Third Congregational
Church ; Chicopee Lodge, Free and Accepted
Masons, and Morning Star Chapter, Royal
Arch Masons. Of quiet tastes and domestic
disposition, he devoted himself to his home
and was not ambitious for higher political
honors. He was respected by all who knew
him and sincerely beloved by many friends.
He married, at Chicopee, Massachusetts, El-
len A. Smith, born November 5, 1822, died
November 20, 1886, daughter of Jahleel
and Mary Bliss (Chaffee) Smith, who were
married in April, 1819; Jahleel Smith was
born October 3, 1794, and his wife January
9, 1797. The only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ful-
ler was William Josiah, mentioned below.

(IV) William Josiah, only son of Josiah
B. Fuller, was born at Chicopee, Massachu-
setts, September 2, 1861, in the house opposite
where he is now living. He attended the pub-



lic schools of Chicopee and took a three years'
course in the high school ; he graduated in the
class of 1881 from the Springfield Institute.
He started upon his business career as ship-
ping clerk for the Holyoke Envelope Com-
pany, and after eleven years in the employ of
this concern spent two years in a similar posi-
tion with the Springfield Envelope Company.
Since 1894 he has been in business on his own
account, fire insurance and real estate, located
at 10 Center street, Chicopee. and has been
notably successful. Since 1897 he has been
a trustee of the Chicopee Savings Bank and he
is also a member of the finance committee. He
was one of the organizers of the Chicopee Co-
operative Bank and one of its auditors. He
has been actively interested in municipal af-
fairs for many years, and is a prominent Re-
publican. He was elected mayor of the city
of Chicopee in 1908 and has had a most suc-
cessful and creditable administration. He is
a member of the Chicopee Board of Trade, of
which he was secretary during the first two
years of its existence. He is a member of the
Third Congregational Church, and from early
youth has been active in the work of that so-
ciety. Since 1896 he has been treasurer and
member of the prudential committee, and in
1909 was chosen superintendent of the Sunday
school. He is a member of Chicopee Lodge,
Free and Accepted Masons; Morning Star
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Springfield
Council, Royal and Select Masters ; Springfield
Commandery, Knights Templar ; Melha Tem-
ple, Mystic Shrine, and other Masonic bodies,
having' taken the thirty-second degree, being
member of Massachusetts Consistory of Bos-
ton. He is also a member of St. John's Lodge,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Ancient
< )rder of United Workmen. Knights of
Pythias. Mr. Fuller married, June 30, 1891,
Anna E. Crandell, born at Rochester, New
York, March 9, 1864. daughter of Dr. William
and Mary (Vosburgh) Crandell, of Palmyra,
New York. Children: 1. Mary Ellen Alice,
born December 31, 1892, educated at public
schools, now (1909) traveling in Europe. 2.
Katherine Elizabeth, born November 28. 1900,
student in public schools.

Bosworth is an ancient
BOSWORTH English surname derived

from a place name. The
spelling is sometimes Boseworth and Boz-
worth. Edward Bosworth, immigrant ances-
tor, was born in England, and died on the ship
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New England. Being sick unto death as the
ship neared Boston, the old record tells that
he "was carried on deck that he might see
Canaan, the promised land". He died soon
afterward and was buried in Boston. He left
a widow, and probably five or six children.
His widow died at Hingham, May iS, 1648.
July 1, 1635, the general court voted that Mr.
Henry Sewall should be paid for the trans-
portation of the family by Jonathan and Ben-
jamin Bosworth and William Buckland.
Among his children were: I. Edward Jr., one
of the founders of Hull. Massachusetts. 2.
Jonathan, mentioned below. 3. Benjamin,
born 1615, in England, settled at Hingham,
Massachusetts. 4. Nathaniel, died August
13, 1693; joined with his brother Benjamin in
making a draft on Joseph Bosworth, of Cov-
entry, England, a shoemaker by trade, perhaps
an elder brother ; Nathaniel settled at Hull.

(II) Jonathan, son of Edward Bosworth,
was born in England, perhaps at Coventry,
where he had relatives, about 161 1. He was
a proprietor in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in
1633, and was a tailor by trade. He deposed
June 4, 1639, that he was twenty-six years old.
He removed to Hingham about 1637, when he
owned a house lot of two acres granted that
yea'r on Bachelor (Main) street, not far from
the corner of what is now South street. He
removed to Swansea about 1660. and died
there, being buried July 16, 1676. While liv-
ing in Swansea his name was always spelled
Bozworth, and the spelling continued for sev-
eral generations in some branches of the fam-
ily. He married Susannah . It is im-
possible to give a list of his children that is
unquestionably correct. The list given below
was mainly from the Hingham baptisms.
Children, with dates of baptism: 1. Jonathan,
mentioned below. 2. Rebecca, February,
1 64 1. 3. Bethia, January. 1644. 4. Benja-
min, April, 1647. 5- Mehitable. 6. Mary,
July 29, 1649. 7. Nathaniel, July 29, 1649,
settled at Rehoboth. 8. Jeremiah, July 29,
[649. 9. Hannah, July 16, 1650. 10. Deliv-
erance. August 4, 1650. 11. Joseph, June 6,
1652; settled at Rehoboth. 12. Belany, No-
vember 3, 1654. 13. Edward. 14. Bridget.
(These 14 children given in Mitchell's Bridge-
water. )

(III) Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (1)
Bosworth, was born at Cambridge or Hing-
ham, about 1638-40. He removed from Hing-
ham to Swansea with his father, and about
1680 to Rehoboth. He married, at Swansea,
July 6, 1661, Hannah, daughter of John How-



land, who came in the "Mayflower" as steward
for Mr. John Carver, and signed the compact
and took an active part in the early explora-
tions. He settled at Plymouth and was a town
officer and a partner in the trading company
of the colony : was prominent in the church
and assisted in the ordination of Rev. John
Cotton Jr. ; married Elizabeth, daughter of
John Tillie. Mr. Howland died February 23,
1 '172-3: "a profitable instrument of good; the
last man that was left of those that came over
in the ship called the May Flower that arrived
in Plymouth". In his will he mentions daugh-
ter Hannah. May 8, 1708, Bosworth deeded
land in Swansea to his son David of Plymouth,
for love and affection (Bristol county deeds,
book 10. p. 707). Bosworth was buried in
Rehoboth in 1687. His wife died at Swansea
in 1687. Children, born at Swansea: 1. Mercy,
May 30, 1662. 2. Hannah, November 5, 1663.

3. Elizabeth, June 6, 1665 ; died July 31, 1676.

4. Jonathan, December 24, 1666 ; died 1680,.
at Rehoboth. 5. David, September 15, 1670.
(1. John, April 6, 1671 ; mentioned below. 7.
Jabez. February 14. 1673. 8. Ichabod, March
18, 1676. 9. Jonathan, September 22, 1680.

(IV) John, son of Jonathan (2) Bos-
worth, was born in Swansea April 6, 1671.
He married there. June 16, 1702. Elizabeth^
born September 25, 1682, daughter of Na-
thaniel and Elizabeth Toogood. John was
surveyor of highways in Barrington, Rhode
Island, then in Massachusetts, in 1719. His
estate was partitioned March 2, 1724-25.
(vol. 5, page 135). He is buried in the 100
cove cemetery at Rehoboth. and his grave is
marked by a good stone. Children: Na-
thaniel, mentioned below ; John ; David ;
Oliver. 5. Elizabeth, born at Swansea, April
30, 1703; married John Thomas. 6. Mary.
7. Hannah. 8. Lydia.

(V) Nathaniel, son of John Bosworth,
was born in Swansea, in 1709, and
died in 1807, at Sandisfield, Massachu-
setts. A Nathaniel Bosworth of Rehoboth
married (intention dated June 1738) Jane
Brown, of Barrington. He and his brother
David removed to Lebanon, Connecticut,
about 1733, as shown by various deeds. Na-
thaniel married at Lebanon, in 1733. Bethia
Hinckley. According to the account book of
Thomas Newcomb (Gen. Reg. July, 1877)
he was there from 1735 to 1738. In 1780 he
removed to Sandisfield, Massachusetts, and he
was one of the founders of the church there.
His wife died in 1749. She was born in 1713,
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Hinckley. Gershom Hinckley was born in 1682,
and died in 1774, son of John, (born July
26, 1694, died 1709) and Bethia (Lothrop)
Hinckley (born September 29, 1699 J ; grand-
son of Samuel Hinckley, the immigrant, who
died in 1662, and his wife Sarah; also grand-
son of Thomas Lothrop. Thomas Lothrop
married Sarah (Larnard) Ewer, widow of
Thomas Ewer, December 11, 1639; his father,
Rev. John Lothrop, minister at Egerton, Eng-
land, and Barnstable, Massachusetts, was one
of the greatest men of the Puritan church in
the first generation in New England. Sam-
uel Hinckley, of Scituate, came from England
with his wife Sarah in the ship "Hercules'* of
Sandwich, from Tenterden, county Kent.

(VI) Jabez, son of Nathaniel Bosworth,
was born in Connecticut, in 1742, and died at
Sandisfield, in 1827. He settled in Sandis-
field, before the revolution. He was a cor-
poral in Captain Jacob Brown's company,
Colonel John Fellow's regiment, which
marched April 21, 1775, in response to the
Lexington alarm, serving fifteen days; also
sergeant in Captain Kasson's company, Col-
onel Israel Chapin's regiment, three months,
serving at Claverack and along the Hudson ;
also sergeant in Captain Samuel Walcott's
company, Colonel John Brown's regiment
(Berkshire county), June and July, 1777, re-
inforcing northern army. He married Re-
becca Moody. Children, Ichabod, Bethia, Os-
mon, Amos, Jabez, Stephen, Roswell ; ( names
copied from Jabez Bosworth's will 4692, at
Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

(VII) Ichabod, son of Jabez Bosworth,
was born December 25, 1765, and died Janu-
ary 15, 1837. He was a farmer in Otis, Mas-
sachusetts, living at the intersection of the
town lines of Otis, Tyringham and Monterey.
He married, February 4, 1790, at New Marl-
borough, Lucretia Harmon, born April 5,
1770, at New Marlborough, died April 26,
1833, daughter of Jonathan and Lucretia
(Bosworth) Harmon. Her father was born
July, 1744, and died August 7, 1828; was a
soldier in the revolution, private in Captain
Zenas Wheeler's company, Colonel John Ash-
ley's regiment, July and August, 1777,
marching to Fort Edward, New York. His wife
Lucretia died at New Marlborough, April 24,
1 81 7, aged sixty-six years. Samuel and De-
borah (Winchell) Harmon were the parents



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