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July 21, 1720. He was lieutenant of a train
band in Simsbury in 1775. He served in the
revolution in Captain Jonathan I'.uttolph's
company, Eighteenth Regiment Connecticut
.Militia, under Colonel Jonathan Pettibone.
The regiment marched to the defense of New
York in August, 1776, where Lieutenant
Moore was taken prisoner and died Novem-
ber 3 following. He had been in prison seven
weeks. He was town clerk, 1779-81 ; deputy
to the general court on the committee of cor-
respondence in 1776. He married Mary
Stevens, who died August 21, 181 1, aged
ninety-two years and three months, daughter
of Thomas and Miriam (Buel) Stevens. Jos-
eph Moore's home was on land lying north
of Simsbury, south of Westfiell, Massachu-
setts, and west of Suffield, Connecticut. This
land was finally annexed to Massachusetts.
Children, from family Bible record: 1. Jos-
eph, born September 3. 1739, died aged three.
2. Eli, December 25, 1741. died aged seven-
teen. 3. Joseph, May 9, 1744.- 4. Benjamin.
November 12, 1746. died September 15, 1777.
5. Mary, May 8, 1749. 6. Roger, September
25, 1 75 1, mentioned below. 7. Reuben, Janu-
ary 16, 1755. 8. Eunice, born May 23. 1757,
died September 15, 1777. 9. Eli, June 6, 1759.

10. Son, January 25, 1762, died aged ten days.

11. Samuel, May 24, 1764.

1 IV ) Captain Roger, son of Lieutenant Jo-
seph Moore, was born September 25, r 75 1 ,
at Simsbury, died at Southwick, Massachu-
setts, June 26, 1838. He was in Colonel Ethan
Allen's command that surrendered near Mon-
treal. Canada, September 25, 1775, and was a








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prisoner in the hands of the British for some
time. He was a lieutenant in Captain Beebe's
company of Salisbury, Connecticut, and vicin-
ity in 1776; also first lieutenant in the regiment
of Colonel Roger Enos in 1777. He was af-
terward a captain. He was selectman of Sims-
bury in 1806-07. ^ nas been said of Captain
Moore that he was born in Westfield, resided
in Simsbury, Hartford county, and Granby,
Hartford county, yet never left the place of his
birth; yet was a citizen of two states, voter in
four towns and resided in three different coun-
ties. In November, 1791, he bought of Eli
Moore, of Granby, and Samuel Moore, of
Sufficld, all the land that had belonged to their
father in Simsbury, with two houses and barns.
By other purchases he acquired land in Gran-
by, and in 183 1 sold a part of his land in Sims-
bury. His will was dated April 10, 1833, and
proved September 10, 1838. In 1796, when
the Western Reserve in Ohio was opened, Rog-
er Moore bought four pieces of land in Portage
county, over four hundred acres in all. On
April 3. iSri, he wrote t" his son Homer from
Southwick. Massachusetts, asking his opinion
about the worth of the land. He married, in
Granby, Connecticut, December 4, 1786, Ros-
etta Hayes, born December 4, 1768, died No-
vember 7, 1836, daughter of Silas and Hannah
( Holcomb) Hayes. Children: 1. Homer,
born July 23, 1787, died September 1, 181 1, in
Worthington, Ohio. 2. Fanny, January 15,
1790. 3. Harriet. July 9, 1792, died June 13,
1839. 4. Roger Sherman, August 18, 1795,
died November 7, 1800. 5. Rosetta, January
1. 1798, died November 7, 1800. 6. Rosetta
Maria, 1804. 7. Roger Sherman, July 25,
1806, mentioned below. 8. Emma E, 1814,
died April 8, 1831.

1 V ) Roger Sherman, son of Roger Moore,
was born at Southwick, Massachusetts, July
25, 1806. He attended the public schools of
his native town and entered Yale College at the
age of seventeen years, graduating in the class
of 1827. Among his classmates were Dr. Wil-
liam Adams, of New York, Horace Bushnell,
of Hartford, and Nathaniel P. Willis. Mr.
Moore studied law at Troy, New York, and
was admitted to the bar in Hartford, Connecti-
cut, but never practiced this profession. Until
1849 his life was spent at his father's home in
Southwick and in travel. In 1849 ne came to
Springfield, Massachusetts, where the remain-
der of his life was spent. He was a man of
substantial means and soon after coming to
this city became interested in banking business.



lie organized the John Hancock Bank in 1850
and served on the board of directors until he
retired. He succeeded Colonel J. M. Thump-
son as president of the John Hancock National
Bank in 1803. He served as president for
twenty-seven years declining re-election on ac-
count of his advanced age. He was for many
years a commanding influence in the financial
affairs of this section. He was an earnest and
thorough man of business, and his large and
varied interests engrossed his time during his
active life. He never sought public honors and
the only office he held was that of alderman
of the city of Springfield in 1859 and one term
as a savings bank examiner of the state. He
was a life-long student and especially in later
years spent much of his time in his library. He
had an excellent collection of books. History
was his favorite study, but he read Hebrew,
Latin and Greek to the end of his life. He
was one of the few men of his generation who
followed the scholarly life of a former gener-
ation and retained a fondness for intellectual
pursuits gained in college. His love for his
alma mater was marked. In June before his
death he and Nelson Beardsley of Auburn,
New York, one of the few survivors of his
class of eighty, visited Yale at Commencement.
He loved good society and had the manners
and courtesv of the type so well described by
the phrase, a gentleman of the old school. His
home life was delightful. In business his
course was governed by the strictest integrity
and the most scrupulous regard for keeping his
word and his engagements even in trivial mat-
ters. As a financier he was naturally conserv-
ative and he never sought success by a short
path. The bank over which he presided so
long enjoyed great prosperity largely on ac-
count of the great confidence in him and his
sound judgment and careful management. The
position of this bank to-day is due chiefly per-
haps to his administrative ability and excellent
financiering. He attended Christ Church, the
First Protestant Episcopal church of Spring-
field, but was not a member. In politics he was
a Republican. He married, October 6, 1841,
Sarah Ann Root, born May 16, 1812, died at
Springfield September 30, 1875, daughter of
Joel and Clarissa (Ensign ) Root, of Granville,
Massachusetts. He died at Springfield, De-
cember 31, 1893. They had one child, Sarah
Jane, born at Springfield, July 29, 1842, now
residing at 23 Buckingham street in that city.
She is a member of the Connecticut Valley
Historical Society, also the Hampton Club.



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Many English pioneers of the
M( )ORE name of Moore came to New

England and some also from
Scotland and Ireland. In the early days the
spelling was as often Moor and Moors as
Moore, though the latter style is now in
general vogne. The family in England is
very ancient and has many noble and dis-
tinguished branches.

(I) John Moore was the immigrant ances-
tor and was born in England about 1610.
He bought a house and land in Sudbury,
Massachusetts, as early as 1642 of the pio-
neer, Edmund Rice. His farm was in the
oldest part of the town in what is now Way-
land. He took the oath of fidelity July 9,
1645. He married, in Sudbury, Elizabeth
Whale, daughter of Philemon Whale. She
survived him. His will dated August 25,
1668, describes himself as aged. He died
January 6, 1673-74, and his will was proved
April 7, 1674, at Cambridge. He bequeathed
to sons John, of Lancaster, William, Jacob,
Joseph, to whom he left the homestead, and
Benjamin; also to daughters Elizabeth, wife
of Henry Rice ; Mary, wife of Daniel Stone ;
and Lydia, wife of James Cutler. His widow
was named as executrix. The inventory of
his estate showed goods valued at eight hun-
dred and four pounds, seven shillings. His
widow died December 14, 1690. Children,
with one exception, born in Sudbury: I.
John, born before father settled in Sudbury ;
proprietor of Lancaster. 1653-54; married
Anna Smith, of Sudbury, prominent and
wealthy man, deputy, etc. 2. William, bought
land in Sudbury i'n 1664 of Thomas Bees-
beech, of Marshfield. 3. Mary, married, Sep-
tember 8, 1661, Richard Ward, who was
drowned March 3T, 1666; married (second)
Deacon Daniel Stone. 4. Lydia, born June
24. 1643, married (first) May 3, 1664. Samuel
Wright; (second) June 15, 1665, James Cut-
ler. 5. Jacob, born April 28. 1645, mentioned
below. 6. Joseph, born October 21, 1647,
married Lydia Hayward and Ruth — — .
7. Benjamin, born Januarv 10, 1649, married,
November n, 1686, Dorothy Wright. 8. Eliz-
abeth, born January 10, 1649 (twin).

(II) Jacob, son of John Moore, was born
in Sudbury, April 28, 1645, and married there,
May 29, 1667, Elizabeth Loker, daughter of
Henry Loker. of Sudbury. In 1678 Henry
Loker deeded his entire estate "for love,"
etc., to his son and daughter, Jacob and Eliz-
abeth Moore. (Middlesex county Deeds, vol.
10, p. 93) and Jacob deeded the same prop-



erty, consisting of one hundred and thirty
acres, to his oldest son Jacob for the same
consideration (Middlesex Deeds, vol. 37, p.
517). A few months later, in 1678, Jacob also
gave his son Jacob one half his homestead
(Middlesex county Deeds, vol. 37, p. 521). In
1718 Jacob disposed of the remainder of his
property by dividing it among his other sons,
Samuel, Daniel, Jonathan, James, Richard
and Nathaniel. Children, born in Sudbury :
1. Jacob, born 1668. 2. Richard, September
12, 1670. 3. John, December 13, 1673. 4.
Elizabeth, February 4, 1675. 5. Nathaniel,
June 21, 1678. 6. Hannah, July 18, 1680. 7.
Sarah, Januarv 28, 1681-82, died February 9,
1682. 8. Sarah, March 3, 1684. 9. Daniel,
April 13, 1686-87, mentioned below. 10. Sam-
uel, July 15, 1689. 11. James. 12. Jonathan.

(III) Daniel, son of Jacob Moore, was
burn in Sudbury, April 13, 1686-87. He mar-
ried February 1, 1708-09, Mary Whitney, who
died April 18, 1753. In 1769, being "advanced
in age," he made his will, which was proved
in 1773. He mentions sons Daniel and Israel,
the children of his daughter Abigail Learned,
and his daughters Mary Billing and Eunice
Underwood. Children, born in Sudbury: I.
Child, born December 12, 1709, died Decem-
ber 16 following. 2. Abigail, October 18.
1713, married, 1737, Edward Learned. 3.
Marv, March 20, 17 14. married, January 27,
1740, Timothy Billings. 4. Daniel (twin)
April 2, 1716. 5. Hannah (twin), April 2,

1716. 6. Eunice, July 14, 1719. married

Underwood. 7. Isaac (twin), September 18,
1724. 8. Israel (twin), September 18. 1724,
mentioned below. 9. Elizabeth, July 24, 1728.

(IV) Israel, son of Daniel Moore, was
born in Sudbury, September 18, 1724, died
August 12, 1799. He married, April 16. 1747,
in Sudbury, Susanna Woodward, who died
December 13, 1820. Children: 1. Daniel
Woodward, born January 19, 1747-48, mar-
ried, Januarv 4. 1782. Azubah Knight. 2.
Israel, November 8, 1749, married, February
10, 1774. Marv de Jersey. 3. Ephraim. No-
vember 27, 1751, died June 12, 1S35. 4. Sus-
anna, April 11. 1754. 5. Isaac, March 23,
1756. 6. Asa. July 30, 1758, married, No-
vember 8, 1784, Persis Knight. 7. James,
May 7. 1760. 8. Josiah, December 14. 1762.
9. Jonas, July 5, 1705, mentioned below. 10.
Eunice, April 10. 1768, married. May 20, 1787,
John Brigham.

(V) Jonas, son of Israel Moore, was born
in Sudbury, July 5, 1765, died January 4,
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Wheelock, born May 1, 1770, died January 12,
1852. Children: 1. Ethel, born February 28,
1787, died March 24. 1815. 2. Louisa. Janu-
ary 28, 1791, died April 14, 1792. 3. Israel,
August 1, 1793, married, December 6, 1818,

; died September 27, 1829. 4. Enoch,

December 12, 1797, mentioned below. 5.
Alice, December 2, 1799, died April 14, 1890.
6. Jonas W., April 28, 1802, died August 19,
1899. 7. Josiah, February 20, 1804, married,

February "5, 1827, . 8. Susanna, March

13, 1806, died March 2, 1900. 9. Catherine,
July 15, 1808, died December 10, 1876. 10.
Abel W., January 27, 1812, married, Octo-
ber 28, 1824, . 11. Edward, June 8, 1818,

died June 8, 1819.

( VI ) Enoch, son of Jonas Moore, was born
at Sudbury, December 12, 1797. He removed
to Ward, now Auburn, Worcester county,
Massachusetts, where he was living in 1823
and thence soon afterward to Holden, in the
same county. He was a blacksmith by trade.
He settled finally in 1828 at Rutland where
he owned several lots of land from time to
time, as the records show. He sold his place
in Rutland, bought of Dr. Isaac Hurd, of Con-
cord, to Francis Henry, February 2, 1837, and
removed to Bernardston, Franklin county,
Massachusetts, where he died August 20, 1883.
He married, at Rutland, October 22, 1822, Al-
mira Williams, born September 17, 1800, died
October 7, 1857. He married (second) March

2, 1865, Diana L. Dole. Children: 1. Samuel
William, born in Ward. November 9. 1823,
married Eunice Warner ; children : Mary, Ju-
lia, Emery, Alfaretta, Sophia. 2. Evelina El-
mira, born September 30, 1826, in Holden,
married Joel Gaines Green; children: i. Ar-
villa ; ii. Abby, married Willard Holden and
had Stillman.Fred, Ruby, Charles and Millie

Holden ; iii. Charles ; iv. Susie, married

Moore and had eight children. 3. Susan M.,
born May 9, 1830, in Rutland, died December

3, 1885: married Leonard B. Wright. 4. Mary
C, born April 1, 1832, married Henry C. Den-
ham ; child, Anna May Denham, married
George C. Lunt and had Denham Lunt, born
November 19, 1900. 5. Josiah, born April 3,
1834, died October 9, 1863. 6. Orramel, born
July 5, 1836, mentioned below. 7. Emily A.,
born November 20, 1840, at Bernardston, mar-
ried (first) Charles W. Davis; child. Anna A.
Davis; married ( second) William A. Stark;
child, Gertrude Stark, married Dennis Malo-
ney and had one child, Philip Maloney. 8.
Orianna, born at Bernardston, November 11,
1843, married, March 7, 1867. Jonathan Allen;



she died December 4, 1873, one child, Susie
M. who married Frederick B. Bentine and
they have one child.

(VII) Orramel, son of Enoch Moore, was
born in Rutland, July 5, 1836. Fie removed to
Bernardston with his parents when he was
very young, and was educated there in the
public schools. He learned the blacksmith trade
at Bernardston and Springfield, completing his
apprenticeship in 1857. He returned to Ber-
nardston and worked as journeyman at his
trade for three years. In 1861 he engaged in
business on his own account at Danielson,
Connecticut. In 1865 he bought an interest in
a blacksmith business in Springfield, but sold
out after four months and engaged in business
as a blacksmith and carriage builder at Green-
field, Massachusetts. After five years he be-
came a dealer in horses and continued in that
business very successfully for the next ten
years. Since that time, however, he has been
in the blacksmith and carriage making business
to the present time, conducting one of the larg-
est and most successful shops in that section.
He is well known and highly esteemed by his
townsmen. He attends the Congregational
church of Greenfield. In politics he is a Re-
publican. He married, January 1, 1858, Es-
ther I. Boswell, of Foster, Rhode Island, who
died 'in 1872. He married (second) June 9,
1879. Kate F. ( Allen) Cobb, born January 18,
1842. Children of first wife: 1. Nellie A.,
born Tanuarv 23, 1861, married H. F. Skdl-
ings. 2. Frank J., June, 1863, died the same
year. 3. Gertrude. May, 1868, died in 1875.
By the first marriage of Mrs. Moore to Cap-
tain Allen A. Cobb, of Truro, she had a daugh-
ter, Eva Cobb, born December 30, 1870.

Lyman as a surname existed
LYMAN from the earliest use of sur-
names in England and is de-
rived from an old Saxon personal name,
Leoman. The name has been varied by dif-
ferent branches of the family, but Limas,
Limon, Lemon, Leamond, Lehman, Leyman,
Lyeman, Lamman, Leman and de Leman
have been used. Possibly some branches of
the family have taken the surname from the
word layman, just as priest and pope, sex-
ton and deacon have become surnames. Mann
itself used as a surname may have the same
origin as Le Man, the French style of spelling.
The oldest coat-of-arms is now used by fam-
ilies, spelling the name Lyman, Leman, Lee-
man, Lemmon, distinguished by a ring with-
in a triangle. The arms are quartered with



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the Lambert armorials. The family motto :
Quod rerum tutum. While the name Leman
occurs in the Domesday Book, the authentic
English pedigree begins two centuries later,
as given below.

(I) Thomas Lyman, alias Leman, held land
in count v Wilts during his father's lifetime,
in the reign of Henry III. In 1275 he was
fined for not attending a certain inquisition to
which he had been summoned. He also held
land of the Abbot of St. Edward, Oxford.

(II) Richard Leman held lands of the
Knights Templar, county Bedford, in the
time of Edward I.

(III) Alisalon Lyeman purchased lands at
county Kent, in Beaksbourne, in the time of
Edward I, and had them in 1327. He was liv-
ing in the first vear of the reign of Edward
III.

(IV) Espilon Lyman, alias Lemman, suc-
ceeded his father in the possession of the estate
at Beaksbourne, county Kent, where he was
taxed until 1349.

( V ) Solomon Lyman was the eldest son
and heir of Espilon Lyman. He had sons:
William, who inherited the estate. 2. John. 3.
Robert, mentioned below. 4. Richard.

(VI) Robert Lyman, of Beaksbourne, was
living in 1430.

(VII) Thomas Lyman, of Navistoke, coun-
ty Essex, gentleman, succeeded his father in
possession of the estate " at Navistoke and
Wethersfield. He married Elizabeth Lambert,
daughter of Henry Lambert.

(VIII) Henry Lyman, of Navistoke and
High Ongar, county Essex, gentleman, had the
estates at Navistoke and Wethersfield in 1487,
and was living as late as 1517. He married
Alicia Hyde, daughter of Simon Hyde, of
Wethersfield.

( IX ) John Lyman, gentleman, was eldest
son and heir of Henry Lyman, and also pos-
sessed land at Ovyngton, Asshe, Chylton, coun-
ty Suffolk. He was living in 1546 and was a
contributor toward the carrying on of the war.
He married Margaret Gerard, daughter and
heiress of William Gerard, of Beauchamp,
county Essex.

( X) Henry Lyman, son of John Lyman, in-
herited his father's estates at Navistoke, coun-
ty Essex, and was living at High Ongar in
1598. He died May 4, 1605. He married

(first) Elizabeth , who was buried at

Navistoke, April 15, 1587. He married (sec-
ond 1 Phillis Stane or Scott, who married (sec-
ond 1 William or Ralph ( ireen. Children of
first wife* 1. Judith, baptized November 2,



buried November 4, 1578. 2. Jane.baptized Oc-
tober 20, buried October 21, 1579. 3. Richard,
was the immigrant ancestor in the American
family mentioned below. 4. Henry, baptized
November 19, 1581, buried March 13, 1589. 5.
Agnes, baptized November 28, 1585. 6. Sarah
baptized January 18, 1587. Children of second
wife: 7." Henry, baptized June 6, 1591, went
to America and died without issue. 8. Wil-
liam, baptized March 2, 1594. 9. Phillis, bap-
tized May 12, 1597.

(XI) Richard Lyman, immigrant ancestor,
son of Henry Lyman (9), was baptized at
High Ongar, county Essex, England, Octo-
ber 30, 1580, died in 1640. In 1629 he sold
to Tohn Gower lands and orchards and a gar-
den in Norton Mandeville, in the parish of
Ongar, and in August, 1631, embarked with
his wife and five children in the ship "Lion,"
William Pierce, master, for New England.
In the ship, which sailed from Bristol, were
Martha Winthrop, third wife of Governor
Winthrop, the governor's eldest son and his
family, also Eliot, the celebrated Apostle to
the Indians. They landed at Boston, and Rich-
ard Lyman settled first at Charlestown, and
with his wife united with the church of which
Eliot was pastor. He was admitted a free-
man June 11, 1635, and in October of the
same year, joining a party of about a hun-
dred persons, went to Connecticut and became
one of the first settlers of Hartford. The
Journey was beset by many dangers, and he
lost many of his cattle on the way. He was
one of the original proprietors of Hartford in
1636, receiving thirty parts of the purchase
from the Indians. His house was on the
south side of what is now Buckingham street,
the fifth lot from Main street, west of the
South Church and bounded apparently on
Wadsworth street either on the east or west.
His will was dated April 22, 1640, and proved
January 27, 1642. together with that of his
wife, who died soon after he did. His name
is inscribed on a stone column in the rear of
Centre Church of Hartford, erected in mem-
orv of the first settlers of the city. He mar-
ried Sarah Osborne, daughter of Roger ( >s-
borne, of Halstead, in Kent, England. Chil-
dren : 1. William, buried at High Ongar, Au-
gust 28, 1615. 2. Phillis, baptized Septem-
ber 12, 1611, came to New England: married
William Hills, of Hartford; became deaf. 3.
Richard, baptized July 18, 1613. died young.
4. William, baptized September 8, 1616, died
November, 1616. 5. Richard, baptized Feb-
ruarv 24, 1617. 6. Sarah, baptized February



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8, 1620. 7. Anne, baptized April 12, 1621,
died young. 8. John, baptized 1623, men-
tioned below. 9. Robert, born September,
1629, married, in Northampton, November 15,
1662, Hepzibah Bascom.

( XII ) Lieutenant John, son of Richard Ly-
man, was born in High Ongar, England, and
baptized in 1623. He came to New England
with his parents and married Dorcas Plumb,
daughter of John Plumb, of Branford, Con-
necticut. Soon afterwards, in 1654, he re-
moved to Northampton, Massachusetts, where
he resided the remainder of his life. He was
in command of the Northampton soldiers in
the Falls fight above Deerfield, May 18, 1676.
The American House, which was burned
about 1870, stood in front of his house lot.
He died August 20, 1690, aged sixty-seven
years, and his gravestone is still standing.
Children: 1. Elizabeth, born at Branford,
November 6, 1655. 2. Sarah, born at North-
ampton, November 11, 1658, married Samuel
Wright. 3. Lieutenant John, born August 1,
1660, died November 8, 1740. 4. Moses, born
February 20, 1662-63. mentioned below. 5.
Dorothy, born June 8, 1665, married Jabez
Bracket. 6. Mary, born January 2, 1668. 7.
Experience, born January 8, 1670, died young.

8. Joseph, born February 17, 1671, died 1692.

9. Benjamin, born August, 1674, married,
1698. Thankful Pomeroy ; died October 14,
1723. 10. Caleb, born September 2, 1678,
died November 17, 1742, without issue.

(XIII) Moses, son of Lieutenant John Ly-
man, was born in Northampton, Massachu-
setts, February 20, 1662-63, died February

25, 1701. He married Ann , said to

have been from Long Island. His widow
married (second) Jonathan Rust. Children :

1. Ann, born April 3, 1686, died young. 2.
Moses, born February 27, 1689, mentioned
below. 3. Hannah, born April 12, 1692, died
young. 4. Martha, born June 5, 1694, died
young. 5. Martha, born September, 1695,
married Ebenezer Bartlett. 6. Bethia, born
April 23, 1698, married Ebenezer Hawley. 7.
Sarah, born January 20, 1700, died young.
8. Elias, born February, 1701, died young.

(XIV) Captain Moses (2), son of Moses
(1) Lyman, was born February 27, 1689, died
March 24, 1762. He married, December 13,
1712, Mindwell Sheldon, who died Mav 23,
1780, aged eighty-eight. Children: 1. Dea-
con Moses, born October 2, 1713, died 1768.

2. Elias, born September 30, 1715, mentioned
below. 3. Theodosia, born 1717, died young.
4. Phebe, born August 20, 1719, married Ca-



leb Strong, father of Governor Strong; died
January 5, 1802. 5. Noah, born May 25,
1722, died May 12, 1754, unmarried. 6. Rev.
Isaac, born February 25, 1725. 7. Simeon.
8. Hannah, born March 31, 1731, married
Elijah Hunt. 9. Seth, resided in New York
state. 10. Job, born September 21, 1734,
graduated at Yale College, 1756.

(XV) Deacon Elias, son of Captain Moses
(2) Lyman, was born September 30, 1715, in
Northampton, died in Southampton, Febru-
ary 18, 1803. He was early chosen deacon
of the church. He was one of the first set-
tlers of the second precinct, now Southamp-
ton, going there at the age of seventeen. He
was a delegate to the provincial congress in
1768 and was one of a committee of cor-
respondence. In 1775 he was a member of
the provincial congress at Cambridge. He
was frequently deputy to the general court,
and one of the committee of safety during
the revolution. In 1745 he went from South-
ampton as a soldier in the expedition under



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