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He married Mary Abernatha, born Marcb 27,
1679-80, sister of his brother Simon's wife.
Children : 1. Aaron, born November 25, 1698.

2. Moses. 3. Mary, August, 1702. 4. Ezekiel,
married, April 21, 1729, Susanna Merriman.
5. Abel, mentioned below. 6. Susanna, No-
vember 10, 1708. 7. Lydia, February 22, 1710-
11. S.Jemima, February 13, 1712-3. 9. Han-
nah, November 10, 171 5. 10. William. Au-
gust 1. 1718. 11. Daniel, April 30, 1722.

(IV) Abel, son of William Tuttle, was born
about 1705. He lived at New Haven, Con-
necticut, or vicinity.

(V) Abel (2), son or nephew of Abel (1)
Tuttle, was a soldier in the revolution, from
New Haven, Connecticut, enlisting for three
years from August I, 1777. After the revolu-
tion he removed to the town of Westfield,
Massachusetts, the part which is now the village
of Russell, becoming one of the first settlers.
Tertius Tuttle, a relative, lived at West Spring-
field. In 1790, Abel Tuttle, of Westfield, had
three sons under sixteen and one female in his
family. Caleb Tuttle, a relative, also lived in
West Springfield ; supposed to have married a
Miss Bishop.

(VI) Abel (3). son of Abel (2) Tuttle,
lived at Westfield. He married Hannah Gowdy.

(VII) Roderick Crosby, son of Abel (3)
Tuttle, was born in 1818, and died in 1864.
He married Nancy Cole Cnderwood, born
1822, died 1886, daughter of William Givens
Underwood, of Pomfret. They resided at
Chicopee, Massachusetts. Children: 1. Frank
E., see forward. 2. Harry L., died in infancy.

3. Alice C. died in infancy.

(VIII) Frank Emmet, son of Roderick
Crosby Tuttle, was born in Chicopee, Novem-
ber 18. 1845. He. attended the public schools
of that town. He removed with the family in
Springfield in 1859. In i860 he became book-
keeper for the firm of E. B. Haskell & Son, and
in the following year, during the summer of
1 861, resigned to accept the position of book-
keeper for Howard & Brothers, dealers in rail-
road supplies, in the office at Springfield, con-
tinuing with this concern for the next eleven
years. He then engaged in business in partner-
ship with John Olmstead, dealing in cotton
waste, with their headquarters in Springfield. In
1887 he moved his business to Chicopee, where
he has manufactured cotton waste into felt mat-
tresses, carpet linings, floor mops, cotton-down
comforters, Chicopee hanging cots, and a great
variety of useful articles. The manufacturing
branch of the business has been under the

supervision of Mr. Tuttle. He installed the
plant, invented various devices, and adapted
cotton waste to a number of uses. The firm
bought a tract of twenty acres of land in Chico-
pee, and this property has been developed as
the business of the firm extended. Mr. Tuttle
originated the idea of the Home Club in Chico-
pee, known as the Veranus Club, erected the
club house, and organized the club, which was
very successful for a time. The present Veranus
Casino is the building. He is a member of the
Winthrop Club, of Springfield, and of the
Springfield Country Club. In politics he is a
Republican, but he has never sought public
office. In religion he is a Unitarian. In com-
pany with James L. Humphrey he purchased
fifty acres on Springfield street, and laid out
the beautiful suburb of Veranus, where they
have erected a large number of comfortable
and modern houses, most of which they hold
for rental. Having a natural bent toward
architecture, Mr. Tuttle designed most of the
buildings they have had erected in this suburb,
as well as the Casino.

He married, October 1, 1876, Mary Caro-
line Stearns, born December, 1856, daughter
of George M. Stearns. She died in 1883, and
he married ( second ) November 25, 1885, Sarah
Florence Knapp, born March 18, i860, daugh-
ter of George H. and Mary B. (Cooley) Knapp.
Children of first wife: Emily Stearns, born
July 19, 1878: George Stearns, died in infancy.

This surname is a very ancient
BAEEARD one in England, and it took
root in America with the colo-
nization of New England. Numerically speak-
ing, it has long been a prominent name in
Worcestershire, and although the records state
that the immigrant ancestor of those of its
bearers about to be mentioned came from
Wales, it is impossible to determine whether,
or m >t, he belonged to a family of Welsh origin.
( 1 ) William Ballard, born in 1603, and said
to have come from Wales, arrived from Eng-
land in the "James," in 1635. He was one of
the earliest settlers in Andover, Massachusetts,
where he was admitted a freeman May 2, 1638,
and was a member of the quarterly court at
Salem the same year. He died in Andover,
July 10, 1689. The christian name of his first
wife, who was born in England, in 1609, and
accompanied him to America, was Elizabeth,
and that of his second wife was Grace. The
latter died in Andover, April 27, 1694. He
had sons Joseph, John and William ; a daugh-
ter Sarah, who married, February 24, 1670,



Henry Holt; perhaps other children. (N. B.
That part of Andover known as Ballardvale,
was named for this family).

(II) Joseph, son of William Ballard, re-
sided in Andover, and died there in 1721. On
February 28, 1666, he married Elizabeth
Phillips, who died July 2j, 1692, and Novem-
ber 15 of the same year he married (second)
Mrs. Rebecca Home. She died in 1740. The
only one of his children mentioned in the rec-
ord at hand is Joseph, but he doubtless had

(III) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1) Bal-
lard, was born in Andover, in 1667, and died
there in 1732. In 1698 he married Rebecca

(IV) Josiah. son of Joseph (2) Ballard,
was born in Andover, in 1702, and died there
in 1780. He married Mary Chandler, in 1721 ;
they had William, Josiah and probably others.

( V ) Josiah (2), son of Josiah (1 ) Ballard,
was born in Andover, in 1721. He married
Sarah Carter, in 1744, and in 1746 he removed
to Lancaster, Massachusetts. His death occurred
about the year 1780. He was active in religious
work, and a deacon.

(VI) Captain William (2), son of Josiah
(2) Ballard, was born in Lancaster, March 23,
1 7' 4. He settled at Charlemont, Massachu-
setts, where he followed the occupation of a
builder, and he died in that town May 25,
1842. He was a captain in the state militia.
March 9, 1787, he married Elizabeth Whitney,
born February 14. 1769, daughter of Jonathan
and Mary ( Wyman ) Whitney. She died De-
cember 7, 1857.

(VII) John, son of Captain William (2)
Ballard, was born in Charlemont, October 1,
1700. In 1830 he settled in Athens, Ohio,
where he became a successful merchant and
manufacturer; was a leading spirit in all of
the important local enterprises, and for several
years was president of the Athens branch of
the State Bank. He died August 23, 1880. He
married (first) in i8ifi, Pamelia Bennett, born
April 15, 1793, died in October. 1858, daugh-
ter of Joseph Bennett,, of Lexington, and died
at the age of sixty-four years, in 1816.

(VIII) Rev. Addison Ballard, D. Dā€ž son of
John Ballard, was born in Framington, Massa-
chusetts, October 18, 1822. He took his bach-
elor's degree in 1842 at Williams College,
which subsequently made him a Master of
Arts and a Doctor of Divinity, and entering
the Congregational ministry he held pastorates
in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and Detroit,
Michigan. He is far more widely known,

however, as an educator and author. He held
the professorship of Latin at the Ohio Univer-
sity, and that of rhetoric at Williams College ;
occupied the chair of astronomy, mathematics
and natural philosophy at Marietta College;
was a professor of Greek and Latin at Lafay-
ette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, from 1874
to 1877, and in the latter year was made pro-
fessor of moral philosophy and rhetoric at that
seat of learning, and taught there until 1893.
On January 1, 1894, he entered upon a pro-
fessorship of logic in the New York Univer-
sity, which he held until June, 1904. One of
the principal products of his pen is "Arrows ;
or The True Aim in Study and Teaching."

August 7, 1851, he married Julia Perkins
Pratt, born in Athens, March 27, 1828, daugh-
ter of Captain David Pratt. She was a de-
scendant in the seventh generation of John
Pratt, first of the name in America, who immi-
grated from England in 1633. locating first in
Cambridge, Massachusetts, and subsequently re-
moving to Hartford, Connecticut, where he
became a very prominent man, serving as a
deputy to the general court and as a magistrate.
From John ( 1 ) the line of descent is through
John (2), who died in Hartford. 1687; Ser-
geant Joseph ( 3 ), born 1671 ; Lieutenant Dan-
iel (4). born 1710, died 1795; John (5), born
1740, died 1817 : Captain David Pratt (6),
was born in Colchester, Connecticut, March I,
1780, and died in Athens, Ohio, July 6, 1861.
Julia Perkins ( Pratt ) Ballard was also a direct
descendant of Governor William Pradford, of
the Plymouth Colony, and of John Perkins,
who was born in Newent, England, in 1590,
and arrived at Boston in the ship "Lion," in
1631. Mrs. Ballard is widely and favorably
known as the author of "Building Stones,"
"Seven Years from To-night," "Grandmother's
Story," "Hole in the Bag" and "Among the
Moths and Butterflies." Professor and Mrs.
Ballard were the parents of three children.

(IX) Harlan Hoge Ilallard. A. M., son
of Rev. Addison Ballard, was born in Athens,
Ohio, May 26, 1853. He was graduated from
Williams College with the class of 1874, re-
ceiving the degree of Master of Arts in course,
and shortly after leaving college he engaged in
educational work. For six years he was prin-
cipal of the high school in 'Lenox, Massachu-
setts, was principal of the Lenox Academy for ā€¢
the same length of time, and while residing in
that town he founded the Agassiz Association.
In 1887 he was chosen librarian of the Berk-
shire Athenaeum, and the following year be-
came secretary of the Berkshire Historical and



Scientific Society of Pittsfield, in which capac-
ity he is still serving. In addition to the above
he is curator of the New Museum of Natural
I [istory and Art, presented to the city of Pitts-
held by Zenas Crane, Esq., of Dalton, the
brother of United States Senator Hon. Win-
throp Murray Crane. He was for several
years the editor of "Swiss Cross," and has de-
voted considerable time to other important
literary work. He is author of a translation
of Virgil's "Aeneid," into English hexameter;
"The World of Matter ;" "Open Sesame ;"
"Three Kingdoms," and joint author of Barnes's
Readers. In Masonry he is well advanced,
being a member of Berkshire Commandery,
Knights Templar, and a thirty-second degree
Mason, Massachusetts Consistory. He is
a member of the Park Club, Pittsfield. As
chairman of the school board and as curator
of the Museum of National History and Art
he has labored diligently and effectively in
forwarding the interests of public education,
and his efforts are heartily appreciated. Polit-
ically he acts with the Republican party.

On August 30, 1879, Mr. Ballard married Lucy
Bishop Pike, of Lenox, daughter of John and
Lucy ( Bishop) Pike. Her father was born in
Newburyport, Massachusetts, son of Nicholas
Pike, and a descendant of an early settler in
this state. Nicholas Pike was for many years
master of the Newburyport grammar school,
served as town clerk for some time, as sur-
veyor from 1776 to 1802, and was the author
of an arithmetic which was in general use in
the public schools of his day. His work as a
mathematician was highly commended by Gen-
eral Washington in a personal letter. He died
in Newburyport, December 9, 1819, aged sev-
enty-six years. On the maternal side she was
a granddaughter of Judge Henry Walker
Bishop, of Lenox, and great-granddaughter of
Hon. Nathaniel Bishop, of Richmond, Massa-
chusetts. Mr. and Mrs. Ballard have three
children: 1. Harlan Hoge, Jr. 2. Eliza-
beth Bishop. 3. Lucy Bishop.

Talbot is an ancient English
TALBOT surname. Walter Talbot and

Hugh Colme, of Devonshire,
England, were among the original settlers in
Ulster province, Ireland, before 1630. They
had fifteen hundred acres of land in the pre-
cinct of Tullaghah, county Cavan. According
to the official survey by Nicholas Pynnar, in
1619, Captain Hugh Colme and Walter Tal-
bott had built a strong "bawn" surrounding a
stone castle on this grant of land. Some of the

American families doubtless descend from this
Walter, who seems to be progenitor of the
Scotch-Irish (so-called), though his ancestry
was undoubtedly English. About a third of
the Ulster Protestant settlers were from Eng-
land. Three of this surname came to Massa-
chusetts before 1650. Moses Talbot, of
Plymouth, was one of the crew of John How-
land, at Kennebec river, in April, 1634, and
was shot by Hocking. Peter Talbot also set-
tled at Plymouth. By some genealogists he
is believed to be identical with Peter Talbot,
mentioned below. He was more likely the
father, though the tradition does not harmonize
with this theory. Peter, of Plymouth, was in
the employ of Edward Doty, and had a claim
on land for his service. The records show
a deed of his claim August 22, 1636, and noth-
ing more is known of him. Ralph Talbot was
in Salem in 1643, probably a temporary resi-
dent. William Talbot, a sailmaker, settled in
Boston about 1650, and had daughters Judith
and Mary, and son Joseph, born between 1652
and 1657. James Talbot, who lived for a time
in Boston, may have been brother of William.
A fared Talbut married, April 1, 1664, at
Taunton, Sarah Andrews.

( I ) Peter Talbot, immigrant ancestor,
according to the family history preserved by
Joel Talbot, son of Ebenezer, who was born in
1723, grandson of Peter, and related in the
New England Genealogical Register of 1855.
He was born in Lancashire, England, and was
sent to a boarding school in Edinburgh, Scot-
and, where he was impressed with some fellow
students by a press-gang and taken on a Brit-
ish man-of-war bound for the American coast.
When the vessel was off Rhode Island he de-
serted alone, against the advice of his com-
panions, and swam ashore. He passed so near
the ship's watch in a rowboat that the bundle
of clothes that he carried on his head was
observed, and he narrowly avoided capture.
When he reached the shore he hid under a
haystack, and helped himself next morning to
cow's milk, setting out at night to the north-
ward, in the hope of reaching Dorchester,
where he doubtless had friends. Hiding by
day and nearly without food, he walked at
night for the next three days. At nightfall on
the third day he came upon a log house in
which an aged woman lived alone, and she
sheltered and fed him, and directed him on
his way to Dorchester, whither he arrived two
days later. He worked hard and saved from
wages in order to return to his home in Eng-
land. Finally he engaged his passage on a


vessel and went abroad, but strong head winds
delayed the sailing and he went ashore for the
night. At daybreak he found that the vessel
sailed in the night, taking his belongings with
her and leaving him penniless again. He set
out again to save his passage money, but be-
fore carrying out his purpose he married. He
intended to take his wife with him to England,
engaged their passage, and again the vessel
sailed while he was ashore in the night. But
this vessel was lost at sea and he accepted
his good fortune in escaping death as prov-
idential, and settled permanently in this coun-
try. He removed from Dorchester to Chelms-
ford, where his children were probably born.
During the absence of himself and eldest son
from home, the Indians killed an infant child
and carried away his wife, but the Indians
were pursued and she was restored to her
home. The children Sarah and George and
probablv Elizabeth were out doors, and when
the Indians came escaped capture or death by
hiding in a ledge. The eldest son was killed
by the Indians afterward. Talbot returned
to his old home in Dorchester and died there
about 1704. His widow lived with her son
George in that part of Dorchester now Stough-
ton, probably the original homestead of Peter
Talbot, the immigrant. He married, at Dor-
chester. January 23, 1677-8. Mary Waddell, of
Dorchester, Worshipful Daniel Guggins offi-
ciating. Children: 1. George, mentioned below.
2. Elizabeth, married, November 27, 1 7 1 3,
Eleazer Puffer. 3. Sarah.

ill) George, son of Peter Talbot, was born
about 1680, and died about 1760. He was the
only surviving son. He was a Puritan of
"consistent piety and goodness." At the age
of twelve he began to ask the blessing for the
family when his father was absent. He was
an earnest and useful citizen. His mother
spent her last years in his family and he doubt-
less had the homestead at Dorchester. Chil-
dren, born at Dorchester: 1. Mary, March
24, 1708. 2. Daniel, March 7. 1709-10. 3.
Hannah, May 1, 171 2. 4. Captain George,
October 24, 17 14: married, July 27, 1737, Eliz-
abeth Withington. 5. Peter, February 27,
1717-8: mentioned below. 6. Sarah, August
23, 1 7 19. 7. Jerusha, October 6, 1721 ; mar-
ried, November 20, 1746, Jonathan Capen, Jr.
8. Ebenezer, December 4. 1723. 9. Experience
(daughter). February 20, 1725.

(Ill) Captain Peter, son of George Talbot,
was born in Dorchester, February 27, 1 717-18.
He was a prominent citizen of Stoughton,
which was set off from the old town of Dor-

chester, and was a leading figure in the mili-
tary affairs of the town. When the Lexing-
ton alarm came he marched at the head of his
company, April 19, 1775, in the regiment of
Colonel Lemuel Robinson. He married (first)
December 5, 1744, Abigail Wheeler, of Stough-
ton. She died November 3, 1750, and he mar-
ried (second) January 8. 1752, Mary Bailey,
at Stoughton. Children of first wife, born at
Stoughton: 1. Peter, November 6, 1745. 2.
Samuel, February 24, 1746-7 ; mentioned below.
Children of second wife: 3. Jabez, born April
20, 1753. 4. Mehitable, March 12, 1755. 5.
Esther, February 18, 1757. 6. Anna, May 1,
r 763- 7- Hannah, January 9, 1766. 8. Rich-
ard, August 24, 1770.

(IV) Captain Samuel, son of Captain Peter
Talbot, was born at Stoughton, probably on
the original homestead. He was a soldier in
the revolution, in his father's company, on the
Lexington alarm ; was first lieutenant in Cap-
tain Simeon Leach's company, Colonel Benja-
min Gill's regiment, at fortification of Dor-
chester Heights, March 4, 1776: second lieu-
tenant in same company March 21, 1776, when
the militia was called out when the British
ships lay in the harbor in Boston ; second lieu-
tenant in Captain Robert Swan's company,
Colonel Benjamin Gill's regiment, marching
from Stoughton to Squantum, June 13, 1776,
when the British fleet left Boston harbor ; cap-
tain during the revolution, of Sixth company,
Third Suffolk county regiment. He married,
September 5, 1769, at Stoughton, Mary Fisher.
Children, born at Stoughton: 1. Abigail, May
28. 1770. 2. Mary, July 2, 1771. 3. Ezra,
January 20. 1773. 4. Lucy, September 12,
1776. 5. Samuel, September 15, 1778. 6.
Polly, May 20, 1780. 7. Peter, June 30, 1783.
8. James, August 31, 1785. 9. John, Novem-
ber 22, 1786. 10. Jabe, August 25. 1788. 11.
Joel, March 4. 1790; mentioned below. 12.
Calvin, July 29, 1792.

( V ) Joel, son of Captain Samuel Talbot,
was born at Stoughton, March 4, 1790, and
died there in 1859. He was educated in the
public schools of his native town, and in his
boyhood worked at farming. He learned the
trade of carpenter, and was a contractor and
builder for many years. He acquired a knowl-
edge of land surveying and conveyancing. He
was also an architect of considerable reputa-
tion. He held many places of public and pri-
vate trust, and was much employed in settling
estates and other probate business. He was
for many years a member of the school com-
mittee of Stoughton. In religion he was a



Universalist. He was a member of Rising Star
Lodge of Free Masons. He married Millie
Gay Capen, born about 1797, died at Stough-
ton in 1876. Children: I. Lucy, married
Luther Porter. 2. Sally, married Alanson
Wentworth. 3. Mary, married William Waldo,
4. George, mentioned below. 5. Samuel, died
aged twenty years.

(VI) George, son of Joel Talbot, was born
at Stoughton, January 14, 1824, and died there
July 8, 1878. He received his education in
the public schools of Stoughton, and learned
civil engineering and surveying of his father.
He became a general contractor, and had many
large and important contracts for the construc-
tion of railroads, bridges, etc. Among the
contracts he carried out were a section of the
Old Colony Railroad and a large number of
highway bridges in different parts of Massa-
chusetts. He was prominent in public life.
For a long time he was a member of the school
committee of Stoughton, and for several terms
an active and efficient county commissioner of
Norfolk county. He also held the office of
selectman of Stoughton, and other positions of
trust and responsibility. He led an extremely
useful and busy life. He administered many
important estates in his later years. He was
a Universalist in his younger days, but later a
Spiritualist. He was a prominent Free Mason,
a member of Rising Star Lodge ; of the Chap-
ter, Royal Arch Masons ; and of Old Colony
Commandery, Knights Templar, of Abington.
He married, January, 1855, Lucy Ann Pack-
ard, born in 1830, in Stoughton, died there in
1906, daughter of Orin and Cynthia (Hol-
brook) Packard, of Avon, Massachusetts. Her
father was a boot and shoe maker by trade.
She had three sisters ā€” Betsey Bates Packard,
married Alden Capen ; Mary Frances, married
Rufus Clark Hewett. and Sarah Jane Packard,
married Mr. Upham. She had one brother,
Henry Packard, who died young. Children,
born in Stoughton: 1. Mary, February 29,
1856: married Charles W. French, and resides
at Arlington Heights: two sons: George Tal-
bot, Oscar Wyman. 2. L. Alice, born July 7,
1859; resides in Stoughton.

Isaac Hart, immigrant ancestor,
HART was probably born in Scratby, Eng-
land, about 1614. He embarked at
Yarmouth, England, April 11, 1636, in the
ship "Rose," Captain Anderson, master. He
came as tutor in the family of Richard Car-
ver, of Scratby. county Norfolk. He settled

in Watertown, and about 1642 bought an acre
of land and built a house. He sold this Feb-
ruary 3, 1656, and October 4 following bought
a farm of two hundred and seventy acres in
Reading, in w T hat is now North Lynnfield. In
1673 he. bought five hundred acres in what is
now Lynnfield, near North Reading, on which
he resided until his death, February 10, 1699.
He was in King Philip's war, in Captain Gard-
ner's company. February 29 to November,
1675-6. His will was dated February 6, 1699,
and proved February 19, 1699-1700. He mar-
ried, about 1650, Elizabeth, daughter of Mrs.
Anne Hutchin's. Elizabeth was charged with
witchcraft, and sent to Boston, May 18, 1692,
where she was imprisoned until December,
nearly seven months. Her son Thomas peti-
tioned for her release, which was finally granted.
The testimony against her was as follows :
"The deposition of Mary Wolcott, who testi-
fied and saith that on the 13th of May, 1692,
I saw the. apparition of Goody Hart, who hurt
me much by pinching and choking of me and
urged me grievously to set my hand to her
book, and several times she has tormented me,
ready to tear body to pieces." She died No-
vember 28. 1700. Children: 1. Elizabeth,
born December 11, 1651. 2. Deborah, mar-
ried, February 15, 1673, Benjamin Proctor. 3.
Thomas, died unmarried, March 8, 17301. 4.
John. 5. Samuel, born February 9, 1656; men-
tioned below. 6. Adam, born April 4. 1666.

(II) Captain Samuel, son of Isaac Hart,
was born February 9, 1656, and resided on the
homestead. From the age of sixteen to sixty
he followed the sea, and became a captain.
After 1 716 he remained on his farm at Lynn-
field. On one of his voyages he received from
the Grand Turk a silver cup and other trinkets.
The following traditional story of him is hand-
ed down in the family : He said, as he was
lying awake one night in his cabin, a woman
entered, having in one hand a lighted candle
and in the other an hour-glass. He looked at
the hour-glass and saw that the sands were
almost run, and thought it meant he should die
with the running of the last sands. But as
the last sands were run, the woman turned the
hour-glass and vanished. He then concluded
that his life was half spent, and voted to him-
self the time, but would never tell his family

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