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ried Fanny Young Moore, daughter of Jona-
than and Polly (Packard) Moor of Wilming-
ton. Children: 1. Oscar, born March 3, 1837;
mentioned below. 2. Harriet Sophia, born
February 16, 1839: married Dr. Alfred Mont-
ville. 3. Mary Paulina, born September 5,
1847 I died young.

(XI) Oscar, son of Sanford Belden, was
born in North Hatfield, March 3, 1837, in that
part of the town now known as Bradstreet. He
attended the public schools of his native town
and Conway Academy. He assisted his father
on the farm during his youth and afterward.
and in 1866, when his father died, succeeded to
the homestead and has conducted the farm to
the present time. He made a specialty of to-
bacco, and developed a very productive' planta-
tion. A few years ago he began experiments
in growing onions and was singularly success-
ful. Year after year he has increased his
acreage under cultivation, and at the present
time is preparing sixty acres for his next crop
of onions alone. His sons are associated with
him in conducting the plantation, under the
firm name of Oscar Belden & Sons. In a sin-
gle season Mr. Belden uses a hundred and six-
ty tons of phosphates, etc., in fertilizing his
land. The mixture of fertilizers is done on the
place, according to the chemical needs of the



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lands to be treated. The firm has the matter
of fertilization reduced to a science, securing
the maximum fertility at the least cost. The
Beldens are building a new concrete store-
house, 60 by 120 feet, with a capacity of sixty
carloads of crated onions. This will supple-
ment a very fine outfit of barns, warehouses
and farm buildings. Mr. Belden ranks among
the foremost farmers of the county, and to an
unusual degree possesses the respect and es-
teem of his townsmen. Of sound judgment,
indefatigable energy and thorough knowledge
of his business, he has fully deserved the suc-
cess he has achieved in life. He has been hon-
ored by various positions of trust and responsi-
bility. For many years he was collector of
taxes of Hatfield. In politics he is a Republi-
can, and at various times he has served as del-
egate to nominating conventions. He has been
a member of the Congregational church since
1858, and deacon since 1883.

He married, June 12, 1866, Hattie E.
Stearns, who died April 20, 1907, daughter of
Deacon George and Fanny (Arms) Stearns
of Conway (see Stearns). Mrs. Oscar Belden
was president of the Auxiliary of the Wo-
man's Board of Missions (Congregational
Church) for fourteen years. She was a mem-
ber of the school board three years. Children :
1. Edward Henry, born May 1, 1867; married
Lila Fairchild ; children : Edward, Helen ; they
reside in Roxbury, Massachusetts. 2. George,
born April 8, 1872; married (first) Nettie
Carl; (second) Emma, daughter of Luther
Adams, of Halifax, Vermont ; adopted two
children — Lina and Willard and have one son,
Luther Adams. George Belden is a partner in
the firm of O. S. Belden & Sons. 3. Oscar E.,
born March 29, 1877 ; partner in firm of Oscar
E. Belden & Sons ; married Emma Luce, of
Northampton, Massachusetts; children: Clif-
ford L. and San ford O.

(The Stearns Line).

(II) John Stearns, son of Charles Stearns
(q. v.), was born January 24, 1657, in Cam-
bridge. He was a housewright, and resided in
Watertown, within the limits of Lexington,
where he died February 22, 1722. He mar-
ried ( first) in 1681, Judith, born May 12, 1660,
daughter of George and Elizabeth (Crispe)
Lawrence; (second) April 2, 1713, Mary, born
July 10, 1663, daughter of Richard and Mary
(Brooks) Norcross. Children, all by first
wife: 1. Rebecca, born March 21, 1683. 2 -
Judith. 3. Sarah. 4. George (twin), born
1688; mentioned below. 5. Benjamin (twin),



born 1688. 6. John, born 1692. 7. Thomas,
1694.8. Daniel, 1695. 9. Isaac, 1697. 10. Mary.
11. Elizabeth. 12. Abigail, born May 12,
1700: married April 2, 1724, Jonas Harring-
ton. 13. Charles, born October 20, 1702;
cordwainer of Boston.

(III) George, son of John Stearns, was
born at Lexington, in 1688, and died June 26,
1760. He settled in the west precinct of Walt-
ham. His will was dated February 28, 1760,
his son Daniel being executor. He married,
October 23, 1712, Hannah Sanderson, born
May 31, 1689, died May 21, 1770, daughter of
Deacon Jonathan and Abia ( Bartlett ) Sander-
son, of Cambridge. Children: 1. Jonathan
born December 26, 1713 ; mentioned below. 2.
Abigail, baptized January 1, 1715 ; married,
June 3, 1739, Samuel Pierce; died July 25,
1796. 3. Judith, baptized January 1, 1715 ;
married, November 23, 1738, Jonathan Ham-
mond. 4. David, baptized September 29, 1717;
settled in Weston. 5. Hannah, married, Jan-
uary 14, 1746, John Hagar, of Weston. 6.
Lydia, baptized February 23, 1724; married,
October 9, 1746, Samuel Fuller, of Paris,
Maine. 7. John, baptized July 23, 1727; died
unmarried. 8. Daniel, baptized August 3,
1729; married, September 4, 1755, Hannah
Fuller, of Newton; died August 21, 1779.

(IV) Jonathan, son of George Stearns, was
born December 26, 171 3, and died in 1758. He
settled in Milford, Massachusetts, on a farm of
sixty-seven acres, which he bought just before
his marriage. He added to it from time to
time. He married, February 27, 1736, Beulah
Chadwick, born October 14, 1719, died March
31, 1804, daughter of Ebenezer and Abigail
(Brant) Chadwick, of Weston. She married
(second) May 8, 1766, James Battle, of Hol-
lis. New Hampshire. Children: 1. Jonathan,
born August 26, 1737; died young. 2. Beulah,
born March 7, 1739, in Mendon ; died Decem-
ber 31, 1820; married (first) Major Zebediah
Dewey, (second) Thomas Ashley. 3. George,
born April 16, 1741 ; mentioned below. 4. Ly-
dia, born February 27, 1743; married, 1760,
Ichabod Marshall. 5. Ebenezer, born January
26, 1745. 6. Abijah, born March 8, 1747, died
in the revolution. 7. Lieutenant David, born
February 24, 1749. 8. Captain John, born
April 30, 1 75 1. 9. Mary, born February 6,
1753; married, July 9, 1772, Nahum Clark. 10.
Hannah, born January 30, 1755 ; married, Au-
gust 27, 1778, Deacon Edmund Bowker. 11.
Abraham, born April 2, 1757. 12. Jonathan
(posthumous), January 10, 1759.

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born April 16, 1741, and died January 1, 1812.
He was an early settler of Conway, Massachu-
setts. He married, October 29, 1765, Keziah
Palmer, of Mendon, born March 15, 1747, died
November 12, 1819. Children: I. Joel, born
July 15, 1766. 2. Beulah, August 26, 1768;
married John Newhall. 3. Darius, May 12,
1770. 4. Jonathan, June 2. 1772; died June 8,
1773. 5. Keziah, June 15, 1774; died August
31,1 776. 6. George, born December 26, 1 776 ;
mentioned below. 7. Abijah, February 21,
1779. 8. Sarah, December 4, 1780; married
Colonel Jabez Newhall; died June 14, 1820. 9.
John, January 24, 1782. 10. Cynthia, April 9,
1783; died September 17, 1789.

(VI) George (2) son of George (1)
Stearns, was born December 26, 1776, and
died April 5, 1856. He married, in 1800,
Thankful Rice, born 1775, daughter of Tim-
othy and Hannah (Leland) Rice, of Conway.
Children: 1. Deacon Gardner, born Febru-
ary 27, 1801. 2. Armena, May 9, 1803: mar-
ried November 9, 1825, Kimball Batchelder ;
died December 7, 1880. 3. Captain George,
born June 3, 1805 ; mentioned below. 4. \iol-
ly, March 4, 1808 : died January 28, 1823. 5.
Leonard, October 9, 181 1. 6. William, April
29, 1817.

(VII) Captain George (3), son of George
(2) Stearns, was born June 3, 1805, and died
May 6, 1887. He married, January 1, 1834,
Fanny Arms, of Conway, who died December
17, 1884. Children: 1". Isabella Abby, born
January 17, 1835 ; married, February 26,
1857, Nicholas L. Green; died June 21, 1875.

2. George Gardner, born February 9, 1836.

3. Henry Arms, born June 17, 1837 ; married,
November 20, 1867, Mary E. Rowe. 4. Ed-
gar, born December, 1840; died March. 1842.
5. Clara Louisa, born June 13, 1843; married,
September 25, 1866, Tyler Harding. 6. Har-
riet Eliza, born April 20, 1845 ; married. June
12, 1866, Oscar Belden of North Hatfield;
(see Belden). 7. Fannie Experience, born No-
vember 21, 1847 married, May 29, 1873, John
R. Holcomb. 8. Jennie Maria, born June 8,
1853: married, December 13, 1893, Dr. C. M.
Barton.



(For preceding generations see Walter Bayldon 1).

(VI) Stephen Belden, son of
BELDEN Samuel Belden, was born
at Wethersfield, Connecticut,
December 28, 1658. and died October 6, 1720.
He married. August 16, 1682, Mary Wells,
born September 8, 1664, daughter of Thomas
Wells. She married (second) Captain Joseph



Field, of Sunderland, and died March 7, 1751.
Children, born at Hatfield: 1. Elizabeth, born
February 2, 1683; married Richard Scott. 2.
Mary, born May 20, 1685 ; married, February
12, 1702, John Waite. 3. Sarah, born Octo-
ber 25, 1687. 4. Stephen, born February 22,
1689; married Mindwell Wright. 5. Samuel,
born October 23, 1692; married, May 8, 171 7,
Elizabeth Dickinson. 6. Jonathan, born 1694;
married Hepsibah Dickinson. 7. Joshua,
born 1696; mentioned below. 8. Esther, born
1697 ; married Nathaniel Gunn. 9. Lydia,
born July 24, 1714; died unmarried.

(VII) Joshua, son of Stephen Belden, was
born in 1696, in Hatfield, and died in 1738. He
resided on Middle Lane, now School street,
Hatfield. He married, December 1, 1725,
Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah (Coleman )
Field, of Hatfield. She married (second)
Thomas Noble, of Westfield, and died August
17,1763. Children: 1. Stephen, born Septem-
ber 26, 1726. 2. Lucy. March 7, 1729. 3.
Sarah, 1 73 1 ; died unmarried. 4. Joshua, Oc-
tober 29, 1733; mentioned below. 5. Elisha,
March 28, 1736. 6. Jabez. April 10, 1738.

(VIII) Joshua ( 2 ), son of Joshua (1) Bel-
den, was born in Hatfield October 29, 1733,
and died September 20, 1805. He lived in Hat-
field and later moved to the farm now or lately
occupied by Frank D. Belden, deceased, of
Whately. He married, in 1757, Anna Fitch,
born 1738. died November 8, 1819, daughter of
Joseph Fitch, of East Windsor, Connecticut,
sister of John Fitch, inventor of the steamboat.
Children: 1. Stephen, born April 19, 1758;
died young. 2. Anna, February 15, 1760; died
young. 3. Anna, July 22, 1 761 ; married Elihu
Smith. 4. Lucy. February 17, 1763 ; married,
March 22, 1802, John Bell. 5. Irene, October
18. 1764: died young. 6. Joshua, June 17,
1766. 7. Irene. October 18, 1768; married,
February 12, 1782, John Hibbard. 8. Stephen,
March 6, 1771. '-)■ Augustus, February 28,
1773. 10. Francis, September 15. 1775. n.
Reuben, January 3, 1778; mentioned below. 12.
Seth, February 12, 1780. 13. Aaron, January
22, 1782.

( IN ) Reuben, son of Joshua (2) Belden,
was born in Whately, January 3. 1778, and
died June 27 ', 1854. lie had a large farm,
raised large quantities of broom corn and grain
and cut over two hundred tons of hay. He had
large herds of cattle, sheep, and numbers of
hogs. He was a hard worker, a very temperate
man, and a power for good. It is said that in
1828, when he signed the pledge, he at once
cut down his large apple orchard. He married




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(first) September 26, 1802, Sally Locke, born
in Shutesbury, 1774, died October 12, 1806,
daughter of Joseph and Mary (Nims) Locke.
He married (second) April 2, 1807, Hannah
Hibbard, born March 29, 1790, died April 1,
1845. daughter of George and Lydia (Allen)
Hibbard of Hadley. He married (third) Jan-
uary, 1846, Anna Burnham, born at Hartford,
September 20, 1778, died September 18, 1847,
daughter of Reuben and Chloe (Fitch) Burn-
ham. He married (fourth) July 25, 1848,
Laura (Allis) Woodruff, who survived him.
Children: 1. Son, born February 6, 1808; died
young. 2. Julia, September 9, 1809; married,
March 25, 1828, Zebina Smith. 3. Sally
Locke, October 13, 1812; married, November
25, 1831, Alvin S. Hall. 4. Lucy, March 3,
1814; married, June 2, 1831, Solomon Mosher.
5. Hannah, May 26, 1816; married, March 22,
1838. Calvin B. Marsh. 6. Electa. April 3,
1818; married. May 6, 1840, Austin S. Jones.
7. Reuben H., January 25, 1820; mentioned
below. 8. Diana, February 19, 1822 ; married
May 26, 1846, Joseph Knight. 9. Elihu, Feb-
ruary 4, 1824 ; married Roxana, daughter of
Moses H. and Asenath (Belden) Leonard.
Children: i. Henrietta, born January 7, 1847,
died September 8, 1847. n - Franklin D., July
11, 1848, died 1909. iii. Elihu L., born Au-
gust 13, 185 1. iv. Channing S., September 15,
1854. v. William C, born May 30, 1858. vi.
Rufus H, August 29. i860, vii. Albert M.,
June 22, 1867. viii. Son, born September 3,
1870, died September 5, 1870.

( X ) Reuben Hibbard, son of Reuben
Belden, was born January 25, 1820, at Whately
and died January 27, 1897. m Hatfield. He re-
moved to North Hatfield, where he lived upon
the farm left him by his father. He was a
deacon of the church and a prominent man.
often in town office. He married, October 5,
1842. Sarah Ann Loomis, born October 12,
1817. daughter of Jonathan Colton and Electa
( Stockbridge ) Loomis of Whately. She died
November, 1901. Children: 1. Hannah Al-
mira, born October 8. 1843; died January 28,
1909; married, October 19, 1875, Daniel W.
Wells, of Hatfield (see Wells). 2. Reuben,
born July 8. 1845. 3- Sarah Elizabeth, born
September it, 1847; r 'ied November 16, 1865.
4. George C, born September 5, 1850. 5.
William H., born December 28. 1852. 6. Her-
bert H., born June 2, 1855. died August 2,
1909. 7. Clarence E., born January 29, 1859.

(X) Clarence E. Belden, son of Reuben Hib-
bard Belden. was born January 29, 1859, at
Hatfield, and was educated there in the public



schoolsand atSmith Academyin the same town.
He assisted his father on the farm during his
youth, and in 1885 began farming on his own
account in that part of Hatfield known as
Bradstreet. He removed to Sunderland, Mas-
sachusetts, August 24, 1894, returning to
Bradstreet, Xovember 7, 1907, having pur-
chased the beautiful home that he now occu-
pies. In 18S7 he became a traveling salesman
for the National Fertilizer Company of
Bridgeport, Connecticut. He has been direc-
tor and secretary of the company since 1894.
He has been very successful in business, and is
known as a man of excellent judgment, of
much substance and great force of character.
He is active and enterprising, straightforward
and honorable in his dealings with all men, in
and outside of business. He has dealt exten-
sively in onions in a wholesale way. He is a
director of the Produce National Bank of
South Deerfield, Massachusetts. He is a promi-
nent Free Mason, a member of Jerusalem
Lodge of Northampton, Royal Arch Chapter
of Northampton, Northampton Council, North-
ampton Commandery, and of Melha Temple,
Mystic Shrine, of Springfield. In politics he is
a Republican, in religion a Congregationalist.
He married, October 19, 1892, Nellie Maude
Snow, born May 13, 1866, daughter of Horace
H. and Abbie Stall (Boss) Snow (see Snow).
Children: 1. Edgar M., born November 2,
1894; died November 23, 1894. 2. Abbie
Snow, August 2, 1896.



William Snow, the immigrant an-
SXOW cestor, was born in England in

1624. He came to Xew England
in the ship "Susan and Ellen" in 1635, with
Richard Derby, who settled in Plymouth. He
was an apprentice, and his age was given as
eighteen at that time, although he was but
eleven. He was assigned to Edward Doten in
1638, to serve seven years at Plymouth, and
was on the list of those able to bear arms. He
settled at Duxbury, and was later one of the
proprietors and first settlers of Bridgewater,
where he took the oath of fidelity in 1657. His
will was dated in 1699 and proved in 1708. He
was eighty-four years old at the time of his
death in 1708. In his last years he lived with
his son William Snow. He married Rebecca

. Children: 1. William, married. 1686,

Xaomi Whitman. 2. James, died in the
Phipps expedition to Canada, 1690. 3. Jo-
seph, mentioned below. 4. Benjamin, married
Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Alden; (sec-



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ond ) Sarah Cary, of Bridgewater. 5. Mary.
6. Lydia. 7. Hannah. 8. Rebecca.

(II) Joseph, son of William Snow, was
born in West Bridgewater, and died there in

1753. He married Hopestill . Children,

born at West Bridgewater: 1. Deacon Jo-
seph, 1690; mentioned below. 2. Mary, 1691 ;
married, 1718, Joseph Lathrop. 3. James,
1693; resided at East Bridgewater; married
Ruth Snow. 4. Rebecca, married, 1722,
Thomas Wade. 5. Isaac, resided at East
Bridgewater; married Hannah, daughter of
Joseph Shaw. 6. Jonathan ( twin), born 1707 ;

married (first) ; (second) Sarah Soule. 7.

David (twin), born 1707; married Joanna,
daughter of Joseph Hayward.

(III) Deacon Joseph (2), son of Joseph
(1) Snow, was born at West Bridgewater, in
1690. He was a deacon of the church, and af-
terward a colleague in the ministry with Rev.
Mr. Wilson. He sold land at Bridgewater in
1738 to Caleb Phillips. He removed to Eastern,
Massachusetts, in 1730. and later to Provi-
dence, Rhode Island. Children, born at Bridge-
water : 1. Joseph. 1715 ; mentioned below. 2.
James, 1717. 3. Elizabeth, 1719. 4. Susanna,
1722. 5. Sarah, 1725. 6. Daniel, 1727.

( IV ) Joseph ( 3 ), son of Joseph ( 2 ) Snow,
was born in Bridgewater, March 26, 17 15. The
record of his birth is at Providence. He or his
son Joseph was also a minister. He married
November 1, 1737, Sarah Field, of Providence
born August 9, 1710; (second) March 14
1754. Rebecca Grant, at Boston. Children
born at Providence, of first wife: 1. Sarah
October 27, 1738. 2. John, February 3, 1740
3. Joseph, September 22, 1741 ; died October
10," 1 741. 4. Joseph, burn September 2, 1742
mentioned below. 5. Lydia. born January 8
1744. 6. Susannah, October 14, 1745. 7
Elizabeth. October 10, 1747. 8. Abigail
March 26, 1740. 9. Josiah, February 24, 1750.
Children of second wife: 8. Rebecca, born
February 13. 1750. 9. Samuel, August I,
1758. 10. Edward, May 9. 1760. 11. Benja-
min, December 6, 1761.

(V) Joseph (4), son of Joseph (3) Snow,
was born in Providence, September 2, 1742.
He married, at Providence, March 7, 1773,
Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Badger Noyes
(by Rev. Joseph Snow, his father). Children:
Sarah. Thomas (mentioned below). Stephen
Wardwell, born December 28. 1788; probably
others, not recorded.

(VI) Thomas, son of Joseph (4) Snow,
was born in Providence or vicinity, about 1785.
He married, at Providence, October 13, 181 1.



Hannah Barber. In 1790, according to the
first federal census, this was the only family of
the name in Rhode Island. Daniel had one son
under sixteen and three females in his family,
James two over sixteen and two males under
sixteen and three females ; James Jr. had three
sons under sixteen and three females; Sarah,
widow probably, had one son under sixteen
and six females in her family. Joseph had
two sons under sixteen and one female. An-
other Joseph, doubtless Rev. Joseph, his fath-
er, had no sons in his family, but two females.
Children of Thomas : Alphe'us, Thomas, Caro-
line and Horace H. ( mentioned below ).

(YII) Horace H, son of Thomas Snow,
was born February 20, 1826, in Providence,
Rhode Island. He was educated there in the
public schools, and learned the trade of car-
penter. Afterward he learned the art of mix-
ing alloys, and became assayer and mixer for
the firm of Sackett, Davis & Company of Prov-
idence, manufacturers of jewelry, Providence.
When this firm went out of business, Air.
Snow retired. He was a member and thrice
master of St. John Lodge of Free Masons
and has always been identified with Masonic
affairs. In religion he is a Methodist. He
married, October 27, 1852, Abbie Stall Boss,
born December 15, 1826. in Newport, daugh-
ter of Thomas Boss. She died in 1894. Chil-
dren, born in Providence: 1. Ida, born June,
1855; married Walter Wilkinson. 2. Mabel
A., born May 21, 1864: married Benjamin W.
Putnam. 3.' Laura M., born February 20,
1865. 4. Nellie Maude, born May 13, 1866;
married Clarence E. Belden (see Belden).
5. Howard, born September 28, 1869; mar-
ried Georgia Young ; no children.



(For preceding generations see Hugh Wells 1).

( A" ) Elisha Wells, son of Joshua
WELLS Wells, was born November 12,

1731, and removed late in life to
Hatfield, where' he died October 5, 1792. He
married (first) January 9, 1754. Abigail, died
December 20, 1772. daughter of Nathaniel
Brooks. He married (second) September 25,
1775, Mehitable Mattoon, died June 29, 1776,
aged thirty-eight, daughter of Isaac Mattoon.
He married (third) December 25, 1778, Rhoda
Graves, of Hatfield, died December 7, 1817,
aged eighty- four. Children: 1. Abigail, born
December '29, 1754: died August 28, 1758. 2.
Lydia, born January 26, 1756; died August 27,

1758. 3. Mary, born September 12, 1757: died
September 1, 1758. 4. Elisha, born January 2,

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married, March 22, 1783, Job Graves. 6.
Amasa, born September 20, 1762; mentioned
below. 7. Lydia, born January 20, 1764; mar-
ried, June 16, 1791, Rufus Graves. 8. Eliza-
beth, born October 4, 1765; married, May 25,
1786. Elisha Sheldon. 9. Mary, born July 17,
1767; married, November 25, 1786, Matthew
Severance. 10. Esther, born August 17, 1769.
11. Moses, born July 9. 1771 . 12. Abner,
born December 6, 1772 ; died next day.

( VI ) Amasa, son of Elisha Wells, was born
September 20, 1762, in Hatfield, and died from
injuries received by falling from his house,
which he was shingling, June 12, 181 6. He
settled on a part of the John Graves allotment
of land, now known as the C. M. Billings
place. He married, March 11, 1789, Eunice
White, died in Conway, April 28, 1824, aged
sixty-two, daughter of Lieutenant Daniel
White. Children: 1. Horace, born 1789. 2.
Cephas, June 21, 1791. 3. Barnabas, May 20,
1793. 4. Hannah, August 26, 1795. 5. Eli-
sha, mentioned below.

(YII) Elisha (2), son of Amasa Wells,
was born in Hatfield, April 29, 1797, and died
August 8. 1873. He was a farmer, and lived
on the John White Jr. allotment. In politics
he was a Democrat, and in religion a Congre-
gationalist. He married, January 14, 1823,
Louisa, daughter of David Field (see Field)
Children: 1. David F., born January 12, 1824,
in Conway ; died May 27, 1866 ; married, De-
cember 1, 1849, Harriet M. Dickinson, of Hat-
field ; children: i. Harriet A., born September

1, 1850,'died March 4, 1804; ii. Hannah S.,
born August 23, 1857, died October 20, 1857.

2. Eunice W., born March 20. 1825. in Hat-
field: died February 6, 1861 ; married, Decem-
ber 25, 1850, Henry W. Banks, of Brooklyn,
New York; children: i. Mary L. Banks, born
October 11, 185 1 : ii. Martha B. Banks, De-
cember 25, 1854: iii. Elizabeth H. Banks. Octo-
ber 12. 1857: iv. Helen W. Banks, June 21,
J 8S9- 3- CH' 5 C., born October 3, 1828. in
Hatfield, drowned in Mill river. July 24. 1885;
married. Mav 14. 1 85 1, Electa L. Loomis ; chil-
dren: i. Helen S-, born August 25, 1823, mar-
ried E. S. Allen; ii. Charles O.. born March
23, 1866. graduate of Amherst College, 1891 ;
died April 10. 1892. 4. Helen S., born Sep-
tember 29, 1830; unmarried. 5. Joseph S.,
born April 17, 1842 (twin) ; married. October
9, 1870. Emma R. Phelps, of West Lebanon,
New Hampshire ; children : i. Toseph P.. born
May 30. 1878, died May 28, 1883; ii. Elisha
E.. born November 5. 1880. 6. Daniel W.,
twin with Joseph ; mentioned below.



( VIII ) Daniel W., son of Elisha (2 ) Wells,
was born in Hatfield, April 17, 1842. He re-
ceived his education in the common schools,
and remained at home on the farm until the
breaking out of the civil war. He enlisted in
Company K. Fifty-second Regiment Massa-
chusetts Volunteer Militia. He was in the
assault on Port Hudson, Louisiana. June 14,
1863, and witnessed the surrender of the fort
on July 8 following. In 1864 he returned home
and engaged in farming, continuing until 1890,
when he was elected to a position in the Smith
Charities, of Northampton, a benevolent insti-
tution founded by Oliver Smith, of Hatfield,
and amply endowed. Since 1891 he has been
president of the institution. He has been
singularly successful in administering the af-
fairs of this trust. His long and varied ex-
perience in dealing with men, his intimate
knowledge of the people and affairs of the
community, his kindly, sympathetic nature and
earnest Christian character have admirably
fitted him for the delicate and difficult task of
administering charity. He is an active and
prominent member of the Congregational
Church of Hatfield, and has been a deacon



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