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mond's Island, Sarah Winter, only child of
John Winter. On the death of her father in
n>45, Rev.- Mr. Jordan was made adminis-
trator of the estate, and in this way became
one of the great land owners and wealthy men
of that region. After the estate was settled,
he removed to the main land on the plantation
of Spurwink, in Falmouth. In the second
Indian war he was compelled to flee from
Spurwink, and his house was burned. He
went to Great Island, in the Piscataqua river,
then a part of Portsmouth, and never returned.
An incident of his courage and good sense is
related by Rev. John Hale, pastor of the
Church of Christ in Beverly, in 1697, as fol-
lows : "One Mr. Thorpe, a drunken Preacher,
was gotten in to preach at Black point under
the appearance and profession of a minister
of the Gospel, and hoarded at the house of
Goodman Bayly, and Baylye's wife observed
his conversation to be contrary to his calling,
gravely told him his way was contrary to the
Gospel of Christ, and desired him to reform
his life, or leave her house. So he departed
from the house, and turned her enemy, and
found an apportunity to do her an injury ; and
it so fell out that Mr. Jordan of Spurwink had
a cow died, and about that time Goody Bayly
had said she intended such a day to travel to
Casco Bay. Mr. Thorpe goes to Mr. Jordon's



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man or men, and saith the cow was bewitched
to death, and if they would lay the carcass in
the place he should appoint, he would burn it
and bring the witch; and accordingly the cow
is laid by the path that led from Black Point
to Casco, and set on fire that day Goody Bayly
was to travel that way, and so she came by
while the carcass was in burning, and Thorpe
had her questioned for a witch ; But Mr. Jor-
dan interposed on her behalf; and said that
his cow dyed by his servantt's negligence, and
to cover their fault they were willing to have
it imputed to witchcraft ; and Mr. Thorpe knew
of Goody Bayleyes intended Journey, and
orders my servants (said he), without my
approbation, to burn my Cow in the way where
Bayly is to come ; and so unriddled the knavery
and delivered the innocent."

Rev. Robert Jordan died in Portsmouth in
1679. His will was made at Great Island,
January 28, 1679, and proved July 1, 1679.
He lost the use of his hands before his death,
and was unable to sign the will. His wife
Sarah survived him, and was living in New-
castle, in Portsmouth Harbor, in 1696. Chil-
dren, born at Falmouth: 1. John, married,
1677, Elizabeth Styleman, of Portsmouth. 2.

Robert, married Eliza . 3. Dominicus,

married, r68i, Hannah Tristram, of Winter
Harbor, Maine; died August 10, 1703. 4.
Jedediah, settled at Great Island and then in
Kittery, Maine. 5. Samuel, born about 1660,
mentioned below. 6. Jeremiah, born about
1663, married Katherine ; died 1729.

(II) Samuel, son of Robert Jordan, was
born at Falmouth, about 1660, and died at
Kittery about 1720. He left Spurwink with
his father on account of the Indian war in
1675 to reside in Portsmouth, New Hamp-
shire, and never returned. He inherited eleven
hundred acres of land from his father, a hun-
dred acres more than his brothers each re-
ceived, his land being considered poorer. His
farm was at Purpooduck in Falmouth, includ-
ing Alewife cove at the mouth of Alewife
brook leading from the great pond to the sea
and a cove called Pond cove. He married
Mary . Children: 1. Samuel, men-
tioned below. 2. John, born 1695. 3. Sarah,
1698; married, January 17, 1722, at Kittery,
John Robinson. 4. Nathaniel.

(III) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (1) Jor-
dan, was born in 1690 at Kittery in York
county. He was a farmer, residing at Kittery
and Falmouth. He married (first) Mary

— , who died in 1730; (second) March 2,

1733, Frances Cranch. Children: 1. Noah.



2. Samuel, mentioned below. Samuel Jordan,
of Falmouth, deeded land to Nathaniel Jor-
dan, doubtless his brother, eighty acres of land
on the north side of Pond Cove brook, January

15- 1/32-33-

(IV) Samuel (3), son of Samuel (2) Jor-
dan, was born about 1720 in Kittery or Fal-
mouth. No record of his family has been
found.

(V) Samuel (4), son or nephew of Samuel
(3) Jordan, was born May 12, 1746, died April
7, 1821. He married Lydia Grover, born Sep-
tember 26, 1740, died November 27, 1819.
His record in the revolution appears as fol-
lows : Private in Captain Abram Tyler's com-
pany. Colonel Edmund Phinney's regiment,
December 11, 1775, at Cambridge and at Fort
George in 1776. He was a matross in Captain
John Wentworth's company, Colonel Peter
Noyes's regiment, raised in Cumberland county
in 1778 and probably on Colonel Tupper's regi-
ment in 1779. There was another Samuel
Jordan, born in 1758, also in the revolution in
Maine. Children: 1. Samuel, born August
21, 1 77 1, mentioned below. 2. Lydia, Novem-
ber 11, 1773. 3. Polly, October 24, 1775. 4.
Phebe, May 20, 1777. 5. Hannah, January
14, 1779. 6. Josiah, September 9, 1781. 7.
Sarah, March 13, 1784.

(VI) Samuel (5), son of Samuel (4) Jor-
don, was born in Cape Ann, Maine, August
21. 1 771. He married Isabel Stinchfield, born
June 17, 1777, died February 15. 1839. Chil-
dren: 1. Ephraim Grover, born December 17,
1800. 2. Hannah, June 1, 1803. 3. Eleanor,
July 13, 1805. 4. William, March 16, 1808.
5. Isaiah, January 4, 1811. 6. Josiah, October
12, 1813, mentioned below. 7. William, March
14, 1817. 8. David S., August 15, 1819.

(VII) Josiah, son of Samuel (5) Jordan,
was born in Poland, Maine, October 12, 1813,
died May 28, 1878. He was a physician at
Dover, Maine. He removed to Springfield,
Massachusetts, in 1866, and was engaged in
the mortgage and loan business. He married,
November 3, 1840, Mary Ann Cushman, born
May 5, 1823, died January 28, 1873. Chil-
dren: 1. Albert Mellen, born in Monson,
Maine, June 6, 1843. 2. Clara O., February
28, 1849. 3- Mary Emma, February 13, 1851.
4. Hattie M., October 20, 1853. 5. William
Herbert, May 6, 1859, mentioned below. 6.
Charles Francis Adams, November 17, 1861.
The last five were born in Dover, Maine.

(VIII) William Herbert, son of Josiah
Jordan, was born May 6. 1859, at Dover,
Maine. He came with his parents to Spring-



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field when he was five years old and was
educated in- private and public schools in that
city. He became associated with his father
in the real estate and brokerage business, mak-
ing loans on mortgages and other security,
and when his father died he continued the
business. He is a member of Springfield
Lodge of Free Masons ; of Morning Star
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons ; Springfield
Commandery, Knights Templar and Melha
Temple. A. A. O. N. M. S. He is a member
of the Church of the Unity and of the Win-
throp Club of Springfield. He married, June
7, 1881, Cora L. Bishop, a daughter of George
and Elizabeth (Billings) Bishop. Children:
Wallace B. and Grace Cushman.



This surname has many spell-
AMADON ings, among them Ammidon,

Ammidown, Amadou, Hanna-
down etc. Family tradition says that the im-
migrant ancestor came to England where he
remained several years, and then came to
America with other French Huguenots.
Although the name may be of French origin,
there seems to be no evidence that he was a
French Huguenot except that some of his
descendants mingled with the Huguenots and
perhaps intermarried with them at Oxford.

(I) Roger Amadou, immigrant ancestor,
was in Salem as early as 1637, when he was
mentioned as the owner of half an acre of
meadow. He removed to Weymouth in 1640
and was of Boston in 1643. I" ie settled finally
in Rehoboth. His house was at the north-
easterly end of the semicircle of houses com-
prising the original village of Seeconk, and
was about a mile north of the church in the
present town. He drew his house lot July
18, 1648, and other lots, June 3, 1662, June
7, 1665, and in 1668 and 1671. He was one
of the original proprietors of Rehoboth and
was there probably as early as 1645, when it
was incorporated. He married (first) Sarah

, who died at Rehoboth. June 20, 1668.

He married (second) Joanna, daughter of
George and Jane Harwood. She died July 1,
171 1. He was buried November 13, 1673.
There were suspicions at the time that his
death was not natural, and an inquest was
held. His estate was divided March 4, 1674.
Children of first wife: 1. Ebenezer, mentioned
in the settlement of the estate. 2. Sarah, born
December 6, 1640, at Weymouth. 3. Lydia,
February 27, 1643, at Boston. 4. Hannah,
September 20, 1652, married Jeremiah
Wheaton, of Rehoboth, September 13, 1719.



Children of second wife: 5. Philip, January

26, 1670, mentioned below. 6. Henry, Reho-
both, January 24, 167 1. 7. Mehitable, August

27, 1672, married, December 23, 1709, John
Thompson, of Rehoboth.

(II) Philip, son of Roger Amadon, was
born at Rehoboth, January 26, 1670, and lived
there until the death of his first wife, when
he removed to Mendon. In 1717 he removed
to Oxford, Massachusetts, where many French
Huguenots settled about that time, and died
there March 15, 1747. He was a farmer and
cooper. He and his wife joined the Oxford
church in 1720. He was selectman 1730 and
constable 1735. His will was proved May 12,
1747. Of his old homestead three-fourths
belongs to the farm now or recently owned by
Franklin H. Clark, and the other quarter to
Lucinda Morse. He married (first) at Reho-
both, May 2~, 1698, Mehitable Perry, born
April 30, 1680, died July 4, 1699, aged nine-
teen, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Willard)
Perry. He married (second) September 16,
1700, Ithamar Warfield, born March 28, 1676,
daughter of Deacon Tohn \\. and Hannah
(Randall) Warfield, of Mendon. Child of
first wife: Henry, born February 8, 1699,
married, March 31, 1718, Meltiah Cheney.
Children of second wife: 1. Roger, February
6, 1702. 2. Ichabod, May, 1704. 3. Mary,
March 30. 1706, married, July 18, 1728, Ben-
jamin Chamberlain. 4. Philip, 1708. 5. Eph-
raim, 17 10. 6. Ithamar, April 25, 1712, men-
tioned below. 7. John, May 19, 1713. 8.
Hannah, February 2, 1717. married Samuel
Wheelock.

(HI) Ithamar, son of Philip Amadon, was
born April 25, 1712, at Mendon, died before
December, 1743. In 1733 he purchased one
hundred and forty-five acres of land in the
eastern part of Oxford. In 1739 he sold a part
of it to John Curtis, a part to his brother
HeYiry Amadon, and in 1740 the remainder
to his father. He married, January 5, 1736,
Ruth Curtis, who married (second) Daniel
Child, and in 1747 was of Woodstock, Connec-
ticut. Children: 1. Ithamar, mentioned
below. 2. Ebenezer, married, August 24, 1762,
Sarah Flynn.

(IV) Ithamar (2), son of Ithamar (1)
Amadon, was born at Dudley, Massachusetts,
and settled in Granby, Massachusetts, before
1763. He married, March 29, 1759, Tabitha
Green, daughter of Daniel Green, of Wood-
stock, Connecticut. Children: 1. Titus, born
July 18, 1763, mentioned below. 2. John, May
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(V) Titus, son of Ilhamar (2) Amadon,
was born at Granby, July 18. 1763, died March

19, 1846. He was a farmer and resided at
Wilbraham, Massachusetts. He served in the
revolution five months and eleven days in the
Tenth Massachusetts Regiment, and his dis-
charge was dated at West Point, December 16,
1780. He served in Captain Abel King's com-
pany, Colonel Sears' regiment, from August

20. 1 78 1, to November 20, 1781, on duty at
Saratoga. He was placed on the pension
roll in 1832. He married, February 28,
1788, Sabra Gilbert, born May 12, 1776,
died May 13, 1852. Children: 1. Elial,
born December 21,, 1788. 2. Clarissa, Au-
gust 4, 1790. died January 24, 1827: mar-
ried, 1810. Jedediah Smith. 3. Lucy, June 3,
1792. 4. Hepsibah, March 2, 1794, died Feb-
ruary 17, 1 87 1. 5. Betsey, June 22, 1795, died
October 24, 1843; married, 1813, Joel Moody.

6. Toel C, March 30, 1797, died December 26,
1804. 7. Polly C, December 24, 1798, died
December 8. 1803. 8. Sophia, November 13,
1800, died December 3. 1803. 9. Titus, July

7. 1803, mentioned below. 10. Sabra, July 7,
1803 (twin), died May 10, 1816. n. Hollis
G, June 21, 1805. 12. Sophia, June 27, 1807,
died November 23, 1846; married, 1827, Dex-
ter Cross. 13. Samuel Dexter, July 4, 1809.

( VI ) Titus (2). son of Titus ( 1 ) Amadon,
was born at Wilbraham, Massachusetts, July
7, 1803, died in Springfield, May 9. 1889. In
1820 he removed to Springfield and worked
most of the time for sixty years in the United
States armory. He served as assessor, over-
seer of the poor, selectman, alderman, and
four terms as representative to the general
court. He married, May 22, 1828, Eliza Chaf-
fee, born February 20, 1807, died April 3,
1879, daughter of Willard and Lois (Davis)
Chaffee. Children: 1. Edwin Bingley, born
March 1, 1829, died June 5. 1858. 2. Frances
Eliza, May 26, 1831, died June 7, 1887: mar-
ried, June 20, 1867, Henry Thrall, of Spring-
field. 3. William Willard, November 24,
1835. mentioned below.

(VII) William Willard, son of Titus (2)
Amadon, was born November 24, 1835, at
Springfield, died February 29, 1908. In 1852
he started to learn the drug business with B.
M. Ford & Company in the John Hancock
Bank building on the Hill, and in 1856 was
engaged as manager of the business by the
owner, Joseph Ingraham. In 1857 he went
west on a business and pleasure trip, and
returning in the spring of 1858 bought the
drug- store. He continued in business until



1866, when he sold it to Merritt & Sinclair.
He later bought the farm in West Springfield
where the Riverdale market gradens were
afterward situated, and conducted it until 1882,
when he took his son-in-law, R. W. Cartter,
into partnership. A year later he sold the
farm to Mr. Cartter, and retired from active
work. From the organization of the Repub-
lican party he was active and prominent. In
1856 he was on the Republican committee of
ward five, and canvassed the ward within one
vote of the actual number cast for Fremont
and Dayton. In i860 he canvassed the ward
within three votes of the number cast for
Lincoln and Hamlin. This was said to have
been the closest canvass ever made in the
city. In 1869 he was a member of the legis-
lature. He was a member of the horse rail-
road committee, and through his efforts the
original charter of the Springfield street rail-
way company was amended and improved. He
was in business during good times, and he
used to relate that more than $30,000 was lett
to him at one time for safe keeping by friends,
not one of whom had a scrap of paper to
show for the funds, but all of whom received
back every penny. During the civil war he
contributed liberally for the soldiers at the
front. While in business he was offered vari-
ous city and county positions, but refused to
accept 'them. He was a charter member of
Hampden Lodge of Free Masons, and also a
Knight Templar. He married, April 26, 1859,
Frances A. Bodurtha. born May 2. 1836, died
February 9, 1899, of apoplexy. He married
(second) November 21, 1900, Sarah F.
(Davidson) Darting, an artist of Worcester.
Children: 1. Fred A., born September, 1862,
died voung. 2. Ada B., 1863, married, 1882,
R. W. Cartter, of West Springfield.

Following is some account of
MERRITT Henry Merritt and some of his

descendants. Others of this
surname came early to New England, but
none so early as Henry, who is the ancestor
of a sturdy progeny, among them being Gen-
eral Edwin Merritt, of St. Lawrence County,
New York, once collector of port of New
York, under President Grant, and kinsman to
General Merritt, of the United States army.
Soldiers have been numerous among his
descendants, and fifty-five Merits and Merritts
served in the revolutionary war.

(I) Henry Merritt was born in the county
of Kent, England, probably in the parish of
Tenterden, about the year 1590, and came to



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America perhaps as early as 1626, and with
others called "Men of Kent." founded the
town of Scituate, Massachusetts, though he
was not a freeman until 1638. There is a
deed in the Colony records dated 1628 from
Henry Merritt to Nathaniel Tilden, of which
the following is a copy : "To all Christian
people to whom these pr ntc, shall come greet-
ing. Know you that I, Henry Merritt of
Scittuate in America P'lanter have in consid-
era can of twenty shillings before hand payd
by Nathaniel Tilden of Scittuate Planter in
consideration thereof, I, the aforesaid Henry
Merritt have given, bargained and sold unto
the aforesaid Nathaniell Tilden and his heirs
forever, all that land which I had of Goodman
Byrd, lying within the fence at the North end
of the third cliff unto the land of the aforesaid
Nathaniell Tilden.

In Witness Whereof. I. the aforesaid Henry
Merritt have hereunto set my hand and seal.
Dated this the tenth of April 1628.

(Henry Merritt) — 1 his mark
Sealed c delivered
in the presence of

Thomas Hayward

Thomas T. Lapham (his seal)
his mark"
Henry Merritt's house lot in 1633 was at the
corner where Greenfield lane and the "drift-
way" united ; we believe it is now known as
Merritt's corner. He had shares in the New
Harbour marshes, and was also one of the
Conihasset partners. That he was a man of
substance and one of the leading citizens of
the town, there is no doubt. His wife, called
"Goodwife Merritt," joined the church in 1637.
There is no other record of her. Henry died
in 1653 and his son John administered on his
estate. They left two sons: Henry, who died
before 1673, probably without a family; John,
next mentioned ; and a daughter, Katherine.

(II) John, son of Henry Merritt, was born
about 1625, and died in Scituate after 1670.
He succeeded to his father's estate and was
the only son of Henry Merritt who left poster-
ity in Scituate. He married, April 3, 1655,
Elizabeth Weyborn, daughter of Thomas
Weyborn, of Boston. Their four children
were : John, Henry, Jonathan and Deborah.
There is no record of their births.

(III) John (2), eldest son of John (1) and
Elizabeth (Weyborn) Merritt, was born in
Scituate in 1660, died there June 5, 1740. He
married, in 1686, Elizabeth "Hyland, daughter
of Thomas and Elizabeth ( Stockbridge)
Hvland, of Scituate, and they had twelve chil-



dren, most of whom had families. They were:
John, born 1687; Thomas. 1688; Elizabeth,
1690 ; Mary, 1692 ; John, born and died 1695 >
Hannah, 1696; Henry, 1699; Abigail, 1700;
Jonathan, 1702: David, 1703; Ebenezer, 1705;
Ezekiel, 1709.

(1Y) Jonathan, son of John (2) and Eliz-
abeth (Hyland) Merritt, was born in Scit-
uate in 1702, died in Hebron, Tolland county,
Connecticut, October 21, 1758. He moved
to Hebron about 1730 and town records show
that he bought land there in November, 1735,
also in 1736-46. He married, in Scituate,
1727. Mehitable Daman, daughter of Zachary
and Mehitable (Chittenden) Daman. Their
children were: Simeon, Noah, Jonathan, and
probably others.

(V) Noah, son of Jonathan and Mehitable
(Daman) Merritt, was born in Scituate in
1730, died in Templeton, Worcester county,
Massachusetts. March 24, 1814. He was one
of the first settlers of Templeton, as early as
1753, and was probably a builder by trade.
In 1763 he contracted with the town and built
the first bridge in Templeton over the Otter
river. There is a stone structure still stand-
ing at this site and said to be the same bridge.
Noah was a member of the first church of
Templeton. He was an ardent patriot in the
revolution, and according to family tradition
was one of thirty-seven minute-men under
Captain Ezekiel Knowlton, leaving his harrow
in the field where he was putting in wheat, and
machinery, and with his comrades went to
Lexington and remained there till after the
English were driven back to Boston. After
Noah's return home he told his eldest son,
Noah, that one of them must stay at home and
take care of the family, and the other must
go to the front and fight for liberty, and gave
him his choice of places. The young Noah
was as brave and proud-spirited as his father,
and chose to serve his country, which he did
till the end of the war. The Massachusetts
Revolutionary Rolls give account of two or
more Noah Merritts from Templeton. The
vounger Noah was the ancestor of General
Merritt, late of New York. Noah, senior,
lived to enjoy many years of life under the
government he had helped to found, and he
and his descendants, up to the outbreak of the
civil war, were Jeffersonian Democrats. He
married Sarah Loe ; children, born in Temple-
ton : Noah, October or November, 1758; Abi-
gail. May 27, 1760; Lucy, May «5, 1762;
Sarah, August 20, 1764; Henry, March 1,
1767: Esther. March 17, 1769; Simeon. May




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23, 1771 ; Molly and Eunice (twins), June 17,
1773; Wilks, September 7, 1775; Uriah, No-
vember 19, 1777; Molly, May 15, 1780; Han-
nah, June 16, 1782 ; Dytha, July 4, 1786.

(VI) Captain Simeon, son of Noah and
Sarah (Lee) Merritt, was born in Templeton,
May 23, 1 77 1. died on the estate where his
ancestors had lived, December 6, 1844. He
was a leading citizen, a member of the church
where his parents had worshipped, selectman,
a member of the order of Free Masons, and
was for years a captain in the militia. He mar-
ried, July 26, 1796, Dorcas Gay, born in
Wrentham, April 19, 1775, died in Templeton,
May 16, 1863. She was the daughter of
Edward Jr. and his second wife, Mary Gay,
and granddaughter of Edward and Rachel
(Puffer) Cay, of Franklin, and was a descend-
ant of John Cay. of Watertown, the immi-
grant. Children: An infant son, deceased;
Increase Sumner, see below ; Cynthia, Febru-
ary 13, 1801 ; Lucy, June 12, 1803; Dorcas,
December 13, 1804; Cordelia, January 16,
[806; Mercy Mann. November 25, 1808;
Salome. March 25, 181 1 ; Mary Ann, Novem-
ber, 1813: Julia Fisher, October 25, 1816.

( VII ) Captain Increase Sumner, son of
Captain Simeon and Dorcas (Gay) Merritt,
was born in Templeton, October 15, 1799, died
there April 15, 1877. He was a farmer, and
spent a part of his life on the old homestead.
He was a member of the Unitarian church
and a diligent reader of the Bible; a man of
liberal views who did his own thinking. He
was a Democrat of the Jeffersonian type. For
years he was a captain in the militia by appoint-
nv nt of Governor Lincoln. He married Susan
Penniman, born in Gardner, November 9,
1803. died in Templeton, August 21, 1862.
Children: Simeon, born March 21, 1823, died
December 19, 1882; Ezra Moore, March 2,
1825: Sumner Lincoln, February 25, 1827,
died April, 1882 ; Sarah Dorcas, November
15, 1828: Christopher C, see below; Henry,
January 8, 1833, died December 4, 1908 ; Dul-
cina, January 1, 1835; Cordelia, March 22,
1837; Marcus Morton, April 1, 1839; Martin
V. P>., January 6, 1841 ; Salome, February 22,
1843. The ancestry of Susan (Penniman)
Merritt is traced as follows:

( r ) James Penniman came from England
in 1630, resided first in Boston, admitted free-
man March 6, 1632, removed to Braintree in
1639, was one of the selectmen in 1640, and
died December 26, 1664. His wife was Lydia
Eliot, born in Nasing, England, sister of John
Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians of New Eng-



land. After the death of her husband, Mrs.
Penniman married Thomas Wight, of Med-
field. Children of James and Lydia: James,
Lydia. John, Joseph, Sarah, Samuel, Hannah.
Abigail and Mary.

(2) Joseph, third son of James and Lydia
(Eliot) Penniman. was born August 1, 1639,
died November 5, 1705. He married, 1666,
Waiting Robinson, daughter of William Rob-
inson, of Dorchester. She died 1690. Their
children were: Joseph, Moses (died young),
Mary, Moses, Deborah, and James next men-
tioned. •

( 3 ) James (2), youngest son of Joseph and
Waiting (Robinson) Penniman, was born in
1683 and died in 1724. He married, in 1705,
a daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Veazie)
Thayer. She was born in 1685. Children:
William, James. Abigail, Mary and Hannah.

(4) William, eldest child of James (2)
Penniman, was born in 1706, died before 1780.
In 1729 he married Ruth Thayer, born 1707,
died 1776, daughter of EbenezeY and Ruth
(Neale) Thayer. They had fifteen children:
Ruth, William, Ebenezer, Abigail (died
young), Peletiah, Joseph, Ezra, Mesheck, Abi-
gail (died young), Susanna, Mesheck (died
young), Abigail, Mesheck, Elihu and Bethuel.

(5) William (2), eldest son of William (1)
and Ruth (Thayer) Penniman. was born in
1732, died in 1813. He married, in 1755, Sarah
Wild, born 1738, died 1806, daughter of Will-
iam and Ruth (Hersey) Wild. Twelve chil-
dren were born to them : William, James,
Ezra, Sarah, Amosa, Barzillai, Elijah, Josiah,



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