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Either John Locke Sr. or Jr. was a witness to Anthony Brack-
ett's will in 1691, and Anthony was killed by Indians that same
year. John Locke's province tax rate of 1693, was 3 pounds,
charged to New Castle but paid in Hampton; his son John's tax
w^as 2 pounds.

There seems to be some discrepancy in the date as to when
John Locke died. According to Hampton records:

"John Locke Senior was killed by the Heathen in his lott at
work upon August 26 1696." In the Rev. Huntington Porter's
address delivered in Rye Jan. i 1801, he says "In 1694 (it should
be 1696), John Locke being at the Neck was ambushed and killed
by the Indians as he was reaping grain in his field."

Undoubtedly the most reliable report is that contained in
Reverend John Pike's Journals 1678 to 1709. Written by a
divine living in those years, and shepherd of those early settlers,
surely he could not be more than a day wrong as compared with
the Hampton record. He writes: "Lieut. Lock was slain by the
Indians at Sandy Beach, Aug. 25, 1696." It will be noted that
this is the second time a title is given to John Locke, and this
time by one who wrote advisedly.

The early writings of Rye and Hampton mention three gar-
rison houses, one of which, called the Lock Garrison, was at
Locke's Neck and existed as late as 1708, and we may presume
that it was Locke's house, built strongly of timbers to repel the
savages and in which his neighbors sought refuge during the
several Indian assaults on these early settlers. It is also prob-
able that having such a stronghold and being in charge or in com-
mand of it as owner, he very naturally acquired the title of Lieu-
tenant or Captain as noted in two cases above, even though we
do not know that he ever received such commission from the
authorities themseKes.

With only a difTerence of wording the histories and early writers
have this to say of Captain Locke's death. He was noted for
the daring and success with which he fought the Indians, foiling
their many attempts to destroy the settlers, hence was corre-
spondingly hated by them. On one of their raids from the east,
landing on the coast near Locke's Neck, they concealed their
canoes in the bushes and went inland to surprise their intended
victims. Locke disco\ered the canoes and cut generous slashes
in them where the cuts were not seen at first glance. The In-



SKETCH OF CAPTAIN JOHN LOCKE 7

dians returning from their murderous expedition, pushed off only
to find themselves sinking, thereby losing nearly all their plunder,
stores, and arms and making it necessary for them to escape over-
land, suffering many hardships and losing some of their band.
Later, a party of eight came from the eastward with the express
purpose of killing Locke and, surprising him as he was reaping
grain in his field, mortally wounded him with his own gun, which
he had left against a rock at some distance away. They then
returned without doing further damage. One account says that
when the Indians ran up to scalp Locke, the latter had strength
enough left to cut off the nose of one with the sickle he had been
using; which act was seen by one of his sons who had secreted
himself in the grain.

Several anecdotes are told concerning this fact. One was that
years after when friendship with the Indians was restored, the
same son who saw his father killed, met an Indian minus a nose
while both were out hunting, and who when questioned said
"Old Locke cut it off." He explained that they tried to capture
him alive as he was such a brave man, but he fought so they were
compelled to kill and scalp him. Whereupon the son killed the
Indian. Another account is that a grandson, named Berry,
met at a Portsmouth tavern a noseless Indian, who, rendered
talkative by liquor, boasted that he had killed a brave white
man, "Old Captain Locke." Whereupon Berry waited outside,
killed the Indian, and threw his body in a well, which well was
filled up the next day. Jonathan Locke, born 1702, a grandson
of Captain Locke, built a house at Rye Center, where the late
Jonathan lived (the same site). Seeing an Indian one day a
short distance away, he raised the window, propped it up with a
book, and taking careful aim with his gun which rested on the
window sill, shot the red man dead. When taken to task for
killing an Indian in time of peace, he replied that the Indians
killed his grandfather and he would kill one whenever he had the
chance. Thus it seems that Captain Locke must have been
sufficiently avenged, that is if the Indians held out.

John Locke left no will, but letters of administration were
granted March 4, 1706, whereby John and Joseph, the oldest
and youngest sons, were to settle the estate. An inventory
made by James Rendle and William Seavey was returned as
follows :



8



LOCKE GENEALOGY



An Inventory Est. of John Lock deceased now
John & Joseph Lock May 19 1707.

on yoke of oxen

t\^■o Cows

on yeading & Calf

eight Swine

to puter and Candl Stick

two Iron pots

two tramels on pare of pot hooks

on Spite & fire tongs & a small cops

4 chares

on bras kittei

on Sword

on frvdng pan

two Chests

to Earthen ware

to his Carpenters tules

on draft chain

feathers and two old coverleds

on bed & bedding

house & land & medow at gossling neck

two akers of salt marsh at little harbor



under Adm. of

£8-00-00

5-10-00

1-03-00

5-10-00

i-oi-oo

0-16-00

0-08-00

0-07-00

0-04-00

0-09-00

6-06-00

00-03-00

09-00

03-00

12-00

06-00

i-io-oo

5-00-00

25-00-00

8-06-00



64-07-00



The estate was divided among ten children as given below.
the oldest, John, to receive a double portion, although he had
already in 1677 been given one half of all his father's lands at
Locke's Neck: John, Nathaniel, Edward, WiUiam, James, Joseph,
Alice, Phenea (Tryphena), Rebecca, Mary. John and Joseph
made return to court, May 4, 1708.

"As there was nothing taken out for the widdows thirds, by
reason the Adms. did voluntarily promise and agree in open
court to take care for the maintainance of the widdow ; it is there-
fore ordered that the said Adms. take care to maintain the wid-
dow during her natural life accordingly. Charles Storer. Re-
corder."

There can be no doubt that there was an Elizabeth in the above
family, and Dr. John Locke born 1772, in a signed statement,
names all the above children and Elizabeth also. Eleven chil-



SKETCH OF CAPTAIN JOHN LOCKE 9

dren are also named by other old descendants. We can only
suppose she died before 1708.

Those of us who recall the early years of our Locke Association
will remember that a sword and sickle, claimed to have been
used by our ancestor was presented to us and later placed in the
keeping of the New Hampshire Historical Society. The fact
that a sword is listed in his estate makes the above much more
credible, particularly as it passed through only three hands. It
is claimed that William Locke, 1677-1768, gave sword, gun, and
sickle to his grandson, Wilham, 1758-1828; from him these reHcs
descended to his grandson George Locke, 1817-1903, who gave
them to the Association. Excessive patriotism of the Locke
boys July 4, 1840, caused the old gun to burst, and though its
parts were treasured many years, they gradually disappeared.

That John Locke possessed a sword does not prove that he was
an officer or that he was foolish enough to pursue savages with it.
Rather let us suppose our ancestor was a man, brave as the
Indians called him, such a one as would natu/ally take the leader-
ship of settlers or scouts when after an enemy, and to whom
they would look not as a superior officer but as a fellow settler,
perhaps more daring than the rest.

Our progenitor's home at Locke's Neck was probably situated
almost in the middle of the present road to the outer end of the
point, and just beyond its junction with the road to Jenness
Beach and the cable station. The only landmarks are the tansy
and one upright stone gate post on the left, which at one time
held a gate which gave entrance to the property. His remains,
together with his kinsfolk, we must suppose rest in a little plot
of land in the southeast corner of these two roads, where thirty-
five graves, or rather rough stones may be counted. See the
cross marked on the map. The oldest Rye people can tell nothing
about this graveyard, except that many years ago a few, perhaps
five shipwrecked people were buried there in the space nearest
Jenness Beach.

Not being sure of John Locke's burial place. The Locke Asso-
ciation a few years ago erected in the Central Cemetery at Rye,
a handsome granite monument to the memory of our ancestor.
This association, further honors his memory by holding its
annual meetings on the Wednesday nearest the 26th day of
August, at Rye, N. H.



10 LOCKE GENEALOGY

John Locke left little in financial estate, what he left was far
more valuable. He left in a struggling settlement ten children
from whom came at least forty-eight grandchildren. A score
or more of his descendants inheriting his fighting spirit took part
in the Indian Wars. At least a hundred fought in the War for
Independence, and since that time thousands, whether they be
governors of New Hampshire, lawyers of national reputation, the
honest mechanics, or the humble tillers of the soil, claiming him
as ancestor, have performed their little or much in making our
country what it is today. Such an estate we claim has no esti
mate in dollars and cents.



Fl Captain John Locke was probably baptized in London,
England, Sept. i6, 1627, married about 1652, Elizabeth, the
daughter of William and Jane Berry, and was killed by the
Indians Aug. 26, 1696, in Rye, N. H. Elizabeth the widow
was living in 1708 when the estate was settled and the children
given below shared in its distribution. Several old papers
prepared by descendants born about 1735, give the entire family,
and in the following order. As first names only were given
it is impossible to determine whether the girls were married, or
to whom married at that time (1708) but we know nearly all

were.

Children of 2nd Gen.
¥2 John, b. 1654 (?), m. Elizabeth Bolles (Bowles).

3 Elizabeth, b. , probably d. before estate was settled in 1708.

- F4 Nathaniel b, 1661 (?), m. 1688-9, Dorothy Blake.

5 Alice or Elsie, b. , m. Nehemiah Berry, March 14, 1 714-5.

F6 Edward, b. , m. Hannah Jenness, in 1692.

F7 Tryphen.a, b. , m. John Webster, in 1693.

8 Rebecca, b. , living in 1708.

9 Mary, b. , m. William Hepworth of Boston, Jan. 31, 1697.

Fig William, b, Apl. 17, 1677, m. Hannah KNO^^XES, in 1699.

Fii James, b. , m. Hannah Philbrick, in 1713.

F12 Joseph, b. , m. Salome White.



THIRD GENERATION

F2 John Locke, b. 1654 (?), m. Elizabeth Bolles (now
spelled Bowles) of Wells, Me., about 1677. York deeds say:
"Joseph Bolles of Wells by deed Oct. 25, 1678, gives Elizabeth
Locke ten acres of land at 3 mile brook, Wells," and by will
dated Sept. 18, 1678, he gives dau. Elizabeth, ten pounds. A
correspondent writes that he thinks this Elizabeth m. 2nd,
WiLiJAM Pitman of Portsmouth. The Rye records say an
Elizabeth Locke d. Nov. 12, 1734; and I think this is she. Were
it Capt. John's widow, she would have been over 100 years old,
and his dau. Elizabeth must have died before 1708. This ac-
counts for all of that name now known.

He was on jury duty in 1704, and scouts were posted June
5, 1705, as far as his house. About 1677 his father gave him
half his right of land on Josling's Neck, and Feb. 3, 1707-8
this John, Jr., now Senior, gave his son John, Jr., half of all
his rights at Josling's Neck in consideration that he pay a debt
to Robert Eliot, and the other half on condition that he main-
tain his mother and pay his brother Jethro 5 pounds. He
bought land in Rye in 1728 at Locke's Neck, and sold all his
lands to his son John Dec. 18, 1733. He lived in Rye.

Children as far as known of jrd Gen.

F13 John, b. 1683, m. Sarah .

14 Richard, b. .

F15 Jethro, b. , m. 1720, his cousin Dorothv Locke, #18.

F16 (Elizabeth (?) b. , m. Feb. 28, 1710-11, Samuel Neal.)

F4 Nathaniel Locke, b. 1661 (?), m. in Hampton, Jan. 22,
1688-9, Dorothy Blake, dau. of Jasper and Deborah (Dawl-
ton), who was b. Sept. 17, 1668, d. Hampton, Sept. 28, 1737.
He was called a planter of Hampton in 1727, when he made a
deposition about land. He d. Nov. 12, 1734, in Hampton.
Tradition says he had 19 children and lived where Mrs. Sarah
F. Willcut now lives.

Children b. in Hampton, 3rd Gen.

17 John, b. 1689, m. Sarah . Probably the first of that name

in Rhode Island and of whom nothing more is known.



THIRD GENERATION 13

18 Dorothy, b. March 20, 1690, m. 1720, her cousin Jethro Locke,

(See F15).

19 Nathaniel, b. 1691, died young.

F20 Tryphena, b. 1692, m. John Knowles, in 1713.

F21 Elizabeth, b. 1694, m. Thomas Leavitt, in 1714.

F22 Rachel, b. Dec. 12, 1695, m. William Moulton, in 1715.

F23 Joseph, b. 1697 (?), m. Mercy Nixon, in 1722.

F24 Nathaniel, b. Oct. 20, 1699, m. ist, Abigail Prescott, 1726;

m. 2nd, Mary Stubbs.
F25 Timothy, b. 1700 (?), m. Miriam Brooke, in 1722.
F26 Samuel, b. 1701-2, m. JerushaShaw, in 1729.
27 Deborah, b. 1704 (?), m. William Buckingham, Oct. 19, 1732.

She, her infant child, brother Nathaniel's wife, and a Mrs.

Noyes, were all lost in a vessel going from Falmouth, Me., to

Cape Ann, in 1735.
F28 Jonathan, b. Dec. 22, 1705, m. Sarah or Mary Norton, 1729-30.

29 Abijah, b. , went to Rhode Island, and nothing further is known

of him.

30 Alice, b. , m. Thomas Edmonds, Feb. 22, 1721-22, in Greenland.

31 Mary, of Dover, b. , m. George Banfield, of Portsmouth,

May 25, 1727, by Rev. Wm. Allen.

32 Mehitable, b. , m. Sept. 13, 1726, in Greenland by Rev.

Wm. Allen to Moses Blake, b. Apl. 22, 1707, son of Moses and
Abigail (Smith); children: 33 Daniel, b. 1727; 34 Moses, b. 1730.

F6 Edward Locke, b. , m. in 1692, Hannah Jenness,

dau. of Francis and Hannah (Swaine) of Hampton. She b.
March 26, 1673. His name appears on petitions in the years
1 72 1-6, and in the year 1701, his father-in-law conveys land
at Sandy Beach Pond to Edward and wife Hannah, and after
their decease to their son Francis. Edward sells house, barn,
and part of land at Sandy Beach Pond, July 17, 1738, to son
Thomas. He was a farmer in Rye, and died about 1739.

CJiildren of 3rd Gen. all b. in Rye.

F35 Francis, b. July 18, 1694, m. Deliverance Brookin in 1716, and

Sarah Moulton in 1733.
F36 Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 1698, m. Margaret Ward in 1725.
F37 Edward, b. May 28, 1701, m. Hannah Blake in 1724.
F38 Prudence, b. May 30, 1707, m. Ebenezer Ware in 1735, and

Andrew Webster in 1742.
F39 James, b. Oct. 4, 1709, m. Mercy Foss, 1731.
F40 Thomas, b. June 10, 1713, m. (Abigail Berry).

41 (Lydia, b. Oct. 29, 1726 (?).)

42 A Son of Edward d. Kensington Jan. 12, 1747, age 37.



14 LOCKE GENEALOGY

F7 Tryphena Locke, b. , m. in Haverhill, June 14,

1693, John Webster, son of Stephen and Hannah (Ayer).
She d. March 6. 1729. He m. 2nd, Joanna Callum. He b. in
Haverhill. March 15. 1668, and d. there May 4, 1742. Only
one of ten children is known.

Child of the 3rd Gen.

43 Judith Webster, b. Haverhill, Sept. 1694, m. Jan. 9, 1718, Philip

Hazeltov, son of John and Mar\-. He b. March 13, 1685, lived
in Windham.

Had children of the 4th Gen. as follows:

44 James, b. March 28, 1720, m. ist, Nov. 13, 1741, Elizabeth

Hutchln-s, who d. July 12, 1750. He m. 2nd, Nov. 5, 1751,
Ruth Ladd. He had seven children in Haverhill.

45 Tryphexa, b. March 3, 1722, m. Nathaniel Dustin.
Nine more children died young.

FIO Deacon William Locke, b. Hampton, Apl. 17, 1677, m.
Nov. 23. 1699. Hannah Knowt.es of Kingston, dau. of John
and Jemima (Austin). She b. Hampton, Apl. 18, 1678, d. in
Rye, Sept. 12, 1769, aged 91. He was on various petitions
1 717-21-26; was a selectman in 1726, and called Lieut. William;
was a moderator in 1743. He bought land on the way from
Sandy Beach to Greenland, 1723-4, and gave it to his son Jona-
than in 1728. In 1723 he bought land at Portsmouth Plains.
William, a shopkeeper of Portsmouth, bought land on northwest
side of the road from "Ye Bank to Greenland." June 30, 1728,
he bought land in R\e called "Ye Island of ye Pond once called
Locke's Hole." He sold land in Rye in 1751, and died there
Jan. 22, 1768, aged 91.

Children of the 3rd Gen.
F46 Jonathan, b. March 15, 1702, m. Sarah Haines, 1727.
F47 WiLLL\M, b. , m. MiRiBAH Page, 1 729, and Elizabeth Rand,

1734-
F48 Abigail, b. 1706, m. Joses Philbrick, 1726-7.

49 Hannah, b. , d. young.

F50 Patience, b. 1711, m. Noah Moulton, 1749.

51 Sar-AH, b. , m. Fr.\ncis Jenness of Barrington. He b. Dec. 30,

1699, son of Hezekiah and Ann (Folsom). Sarah had child of
4th Gen.: 52 Elizabeth, b. Rye, Sept. 9, 1741.

F53 Deacon Elijah, b. , m. Hlxdah Perkins, 1739.

F54 Elisha, bapt. 1719, m. Jan. 13, 1743, Tryphena Molxton.

55 Eliphalet, b. , d. May 1740.

F56 Jemima, b. Jan. 20, 1720, m. 1740, John Blake.
F57 Hannah, b. July i, 1724, m. 1745, Jeremiah Berry.



A



THIRD GENEIL\TIOX 1 5

Fll James Locke, b. , m. in Greenland by Rev. Wm.

Allen Dec. 3, 171 3. Hannah Philbrick, probably a second wife,
bapt. Oct. 31, 1697, dau. Thomas and Hannah (WTiite). On July
17, 1 7 12-3, there was allotted to him half of two shares in the ist
north division where his house stood in Hampton, at the north end.
He bought land of H. Jenness Feb. 24, 1724-5, and sold land to
John Locke in 1734. He sold land at Sandy Beach 1742-3; and
in 1750 conveyed land to James and wife Sarah, who agree to
keep their father for life.

Children of jrd Gen., perhaps others unknown.

F58 James, b. , m. Sarah Remick, Oct. 25, 1720.

59 (Meribah, b. Apl. 23, 1 719.) Rochester Hist, says dau. of James
and Sarah. I place her as sister of James.

F12 Capt. Joseph Locke, b. , m. in Greenland by

Rev. Wm. Allen, Salome White, dau. of William. She was
bapt. Sept. 30, 171 1, d . Both were received into the Green-
land Church in 1718. May 13, 1713, he bought "one-fourth
part of the meadow and upland fenced in at Sandy Point at
a place called Dry Point." July 31, 1718, he bought rights in
the town commons at New Castle, also in April 1720 and June
1723. Dec. 19, 1721, he bought land in Chester. Ensign
Joseph bought land at Dry Point May 15, 1728. Jan. 7, 1730,
he bought land in Rye. Nov. 17, 1722, he sold rights in
Chester. Capt. Joseph bought land in Portsmouth Oct. 23,
1735. In 1739 he sold land at Dr\^ Point and Sandy Beach
Pond. Joseph, "Gent.," sold land to dau. Salomie Sc Jonathan
Goss, Dec. 12, 1738. In 1763 he conveyed land to son Joseph
and Hannah his wife, and after their death to their two sons
Richard and Joshua, 30 acres. He lived at Locke's Cove,
was a selectman, 1726-39, and was called Captain and Ensign.
1730-42 was moderator, and town clerk in 1739. Wallace S.
Goss now lives on the homestead. "Captain Joseph Locke, of
Rye, Gent., for loooo pounds do convey to my son Jeremiah
all my land 115 acres at (Locke's) Neck, one half grist Mill,
tools, etc.; also Nimshi, a Molater boy until he is 30 years of
age." Dated Feb. 15, 1763.

In "Col. Sherburne's Regiment, 9th Co.; Capt. Joseph
Locke had 90 men, Aug. 6, 1740."

Nimshi (Locke), the colored boy slave of Capt. Joseph Locke,



l6 LOCKE GENEALOGY

certainly desen^es mention. He enlisted and ser\'ed under
Capt. Joseph Parsons at Fort William and Man.-, and was on
Capt. Parsons' roll at Cambridge Nov. 22. 1775; mentioned as
enlisted Dec. 6, 1775, at Cambridge; was paid Sept. 6, 1776, in
Capt. Jona. Robins Co., and was killed in the war, where or
when is unknown. Tradition says he was freed by Jeremiah
before enlistment, so he fought and died as a free man.

Children jrd Gen. all b. in Hampton.
F60 S.^.LOME, b. Oct. 20, 1 7 10, m. May 22, 1735, Jonathan Goss.
F61 Joseph, b. Apl. 27, 1716, m. ist., H.annah Jenness, Dec. 4, 1739;

m. 2nd, Widow ALary (Yeaton) Ordiorne.
F62 Elizabeth, b. Dec. i, 1718, m. Jan. 6, 1743, Jcde Allen.
F63 ^LARY, b. May i, 1720, m. Solomon White of New Castle.
F64 Annis, b. Mar. 25, 1723, m. Mar. 10, 1748, John Perkins.
F65 ABiGAa, b. Nov 6, 1725, m. Jan. 25, 1748, Robinson Trefethern.
F66 Jereml\h, b. Aug. i, 1728, m. 1st, Feb. 5, 1753, Mary Elkins;

m. 2nd, Widow ^L\RY (Berry) H.unes.



FOURTH GENERATION

F13 John Locke, b. 1683, m. Sarah . He, "a hus-
bandman," bought land Dec. 28, 1733, on the road near Rye
Meeting House. He sold land in Rye, Oct. 17, 1734; John
"a yeoman," bought land 1742. Received into Greenland
Church 1723. Sarah and four children died in 1736 with throat
distemper. He d. 1774-5.

Children of the 4th Gen. all b. in Rye.

67 John, b. 1714, d. Jan. 26, 1717-8.
F68 Richard, b. July 28, 1720, m. Elizabeth Garland of Rye.

69 Mary, b. Nov. 13, 1722, d. July 1736.

70 Abner, bapt. 1723, d. Aug. 11, 1736.

71 Tryphena, bapt. 1723, d. Aug. 13, 1736.

72 Jacob, b. Nov. 12, 1727, d. Aug. 1736.

73 John, b. , d. June 23, 1730.

F15 Jethro Locke, b. , m. Jan. 14, 1720, his cousin Doro-
thy Locke #18. She b. Mar. 20, 1690, d. . He bought

land in Hampton, May 30, 1717, also some near Breakfast Hill,
March 10, 1729-30; bought land between Breakfast Hill and
Sandy Beach, in 1735, and sold land in 1735.

"Will of Jethro Locke in the parish of Rye to my well beloved
son Jethro, all my whole estate of land and salt marsh lying and
being in the parish of Rye aforesaid or in any other town parish
or precinct whatsoever together with one DwelHng house and
Barn chains and axes, one loom and tackling for weaving, one
bed & bedclothes, one Gun, one Iron Kettle, one Pott together
with all my wearing clothes.

I do give to my well beloved dau. Deority Locke 5 pounds
currant Money of N. E., to be paid by my son Jethro when he
comes of age & is entered in possession of my estate, i grt Pott,
one little iron Kettle, i bed & bedclothes, one Chist, one Trunk
& all other of my household furniture together with all Her
mothers wearing clothes.

I do give and bequeth unto my well beloved brother John
Locke 2 cows i year old 2 stears coming in four years old, one
heifer coming in three years in Dea. Jennins pasture, 6 sheep



l8 LOCKE GENEALOGY

one mair, 3 hoggs, 3 piggs, which he is to dispose of to the best
advantage in order to pay the Doctors Funeral charges & all
other nessary charges and if there is any money left over &
above mentioned it is my will that it be equally divided and
given to my children etc." Dated June 18, 1737.

Children of 4th Gen. b. in Rye.

74 Dorothy, bapt. June 28, 1721, nothing further known.

75 Simon, bapt. Dec. 29, 1723, died young.

F76 Jethro, b. June 27, 1727, m. Hannah Rand, Feb. 2, 1748.

F16 Elizabeth Locke, m. in Greenland by Rev. \Vm. Allen,
Feb. 28, 1710-11, Samuel Neal, son of Samuel and Jane (Foss).

Children of 4th Gen.

One account says they had: 77 Samuel J. who had 3 children,
and 78 John Walter who had 7. Another party writes that
Elizabeth had:

79 Samuel Neal, m. Feb. 7, 1754, Elizabeth H.\ley, dau. of Andrew

and Deborah Wilson of Haley's Island, Isle of Shoals, and they had:

80 Samuel, b. March 22, 1755; 81 Andrew, b. Jan. 19, 1758; 82 Jere-

miah, b. Nov. 4, 1759; 83 Joseph, b. March 23, 1762, m. 1787,
Hannah Smith, dau. of Jeremiah, b. March 27, 1771, d. March
24, 1851; he and his brother John went "into the wilderness"
(Meredith), where he made his home of cut logs. He d. March
23, 1851; 84 John, b. March 10, 1764; 85 Elizabeth, b. May 29,
1768; 86 Mary, b. June i, 1770; 87 Sarah, b. June 23, 1773; 88
Abigail, b. Jan. 29, 1775; 89 Deborah, b. Jan. 22, 1778.

F20 Tryphena Locke, b. 1692, m. Dec. 31, 1713, John
Knowles, the son of John and Susannah. He was b. in Hamp-
ton, May 14, 1686, later lived in Rye and both belonged to the
Greenland Church in 17 19.

Children of 4th Gen.

90 John, b. Oct. 12, 1716, m. Jan. i, 1741, Sarah Moulton. He lived
in Chester and d. March 26, 1798. Children: 91 John, b. 1743;
92 Nathan, b. ; 93 Mary; 94 Sarah, b. 1741; 95 Try-
phena, b. 1745.

96 Abigail, b. Sept. 17, 1717-

97 James, b. Feb. 26, 1720, m. in Rye, Oct. 7, 1744, M.vry Libbey,

b. Nov. 4, 1722, dau. of Isaac and Mary (Farmer); m. 2nd, June
30, 1748, Comfort Wall.vce. They removed to Rochester in
1749. Had: 98 Daniel, bapt. 1746; 99 Mary; 100 Comfort,
bapt. 1749.



FOURTH GENERATION 1 9

loi Susanna, b. 1726, m. July 18, 1745, Samuel Brown, b. Nov. 20,
1720, d. 1804, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Moulton), lived at
Rye and Chester. Had: 102 Mary, b. Apl. 21, 1746; 103 Jona-
than, b. Sept. 15, 1747; 104 John, b. Nov. 20, 1760, m. Comfort
Jenness, d. Sept. 5, 1822. She d. Oct. 30, 1846; 105 David,



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