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lived on part of the homestead. He d. March 8, 1837 ; she d.
Sept. 29, 1831. 2. Jonathan, 1762 ; went to Belfast, Me. 8. Mary,
b. 1763, m. William, son of Charles Moore, d. 1819. 4. Susannah,
b. 1765, m. Jeremiah TowJe. 5. William, b. 1768, m. Abigail,
dau. of Joseph Knowles, in 1793; lived on the homestead; went
to Corinth, Vt. 6. Margaret, b. 1769, m. Morrice Gibbons, and
Thomas Wilson; d. 1861. The Gibbons children, — Betsy, m.
Richard Basford; Sopliia, in. John Robie; Susan, m. Samuel
Wilson, 7. Anna, b. 1771, m. Joseph Richardson. 8. Nathaniel,
d. young. 9. Sarah, b. Feb. 11, 1777, m. Nathan Know^les; d.
Sept. 20, 1806. 10. Elizabeth, unm. ; d. 1812.

2. Martha, m. David Steel of Londonderry.

3. >[anies, d. unm.

4. Elizabeth, m. a ISIitchel.

5. Jane, m. Charles Moore, Sen.

6. Mary, m. a Craige of Londonderry.

7. Tr«7/<'a»i, lived on the homestead ; m. his cousin Martha, dau.
of James Wilson. He d. Sept. 23, 1825, a. 89 years, 6 months.
Children : —



GENEALOGY — WILSON. 617

I. Mary, m. David Mills. 2. Benjamin, lived ou the homestead ;
m. (1) Rebecca Huukins, 1780; m. (2) Judith Brown, 1794:; the
parents of Asa now living- on the place. He d. Feb., 1819 ; she d.
March 10, 1864, a. 95 years, 6 months. 3. Joshua, went to Salis-
bury, Mass. 4. Martha, unm. ; d. 1862, a. 88.

II. James Wilson settled on H. L., No. 103, -^here Jacob
Green lately lived. A James Wilson, probably his fofther, vras
tythiug-man in 1729. He m. Mary, dau. of John Shirley. He d.
April 16, 1791 ; she d. 1792. His will proved Dec. 21, 1791. Leg-
atees, his wife Mary, David, James, Edicard, Jane, Martha,
Elizabeth and Mary Ann.

1. David, lived on Add. Lot No. Ill, where Joseph Eichardson
afterwards lived ; went to Danville, Vt.

2. James, b. 1750; lived on the homestead; m. Hitty, dan. of
Levi Whitman; had Phebe, m. Jacob Green. He d. 1824; she d.
1854, a. 77.

3. Edward, settled first on Add. No. 100; went to Canada.

4. Jane, num.

6. Martha, m. William Wilson.

6. Elizabeth.

7. Bebecca, m. John Wilson.

8. Susan, m. Capt. Daniel Todd.

9. 3fary Ami, m. Thomas, son of Thomas Shirley.

III. Robert Wilson of Stratham bought half of Geo. Jaffrey's
right in Chester, in 1725, and the other half of the H. L., No. 147,
in 1729. He m. Ann, dau. of John Shirley, 1733. Children: —

1. Ann.

2. Mary, b. July 8, 1739, m. John Carr and settled in Candia.

3. John, lived on the homestead; m. Rebecca, dau. of James
Wilson; d. 1804. The wid. m. Timothy Wells.

4. Bobert, b. 1744, settled in Candia on No. 112, 2d P., 2d D.
6. William, b. 1753, lived before marriage in Candia, ou 121,

2d P., 2d D. ; m. Phebe, dau. of Simon Berry ; lived on H. L. No.
76; d. 1824; she d. 1819. Children: —

Mary, m. Alexander Gordon of AYindham ; Daniel, m. Mehit-
abel Phelps ; lived on the homestead and on H. L. 57, where
John Powel first lived; d. 1863; Jane, m. Benj. Mills; Phebe, m.
David Worthen; William, went to Woburn, Mass.

IV. Hugh Wilson lived on H. L. No. 49; d. March, 1790.
Children : —

1. Samuel, b. 1750, lived on the homestead, unm.

2. Anna, b. 1752, m. Joseph, son of Archi. Duulap, and went to
Gofistown.

3. Sarah, b. 1755, m. a Tolford, and went to Boscawen.

4. Thomas, b. Dec. 13, 1757, m. Agnes, dau. of Thomas Ander-



618 HISTORY OF CHESTER.

son. She d. 1803. He m, (2) Margaret Wilson, wicl. of Morrice
Gibbons. He lived in Caudia on 34, 2d P., 2d D. He d. 1808;
she d. 1861. Children: —

Jane, m. Jno. "Wason ; d. 1805 ; Sarah, m. Thos. Lane ; Margaret,
m. Samuel Ferren ; Samuel, m. Susan Gibbons; John; C3'rus;
Jane, m. Benj. Hills.

Eev. JoHX "Wilson is said to have been b. in Ulster County,
Ireland, in 1709. He entered the University of Edinburgh. The
. Hon. S. D. Boll has his Latin gTammar. He came to this country
in 1729, and collected a small church and congregation of the
Scotch Ii'ish, and was ordained in 1734. He lived on H. L. No.
12, on the southwest end, on what was then the " Road to Haver-
hill." In 1735 he boixght II. L. No; 119, except 5 acres oAvned by
Sylvanus Smith where Capt. Shaw's house stands. The Presby-
terian meeting-house stood near the southeast end of it. He m.
Jane or Jean Wilson, the widow of Thomas Glen. Glen d.
March 18, 1744. They had one dau., Ann, m. William Mills.
Jean d. April 1, 1752, a. 30. He d. Feb. 1, 1779. His will was
dated April 26, 1760; proved June 1, 1779. It represents that he
was weak of body. It gives all of his property to his daughter
Ann if she should aiTive at age or marriage. Sliould she die the
property was to be sold; Sister Elizabeth EUerson to have £8
sterling; brother James of Coleraine, inn-holder, to have £60
sterling; the residue to brother Thomas of Thurlow, parish

Bally Rally, and sister Martha Taylor of , in -Ireland; they

paying cousin Ann Miller £10 sterling. Capt. James Shirley aiid
Sylvanus Smith, executors. Smith was dead, Shirley declined,
and Ann was appointed.

Dea. Adam Wilson was the son of William Wilson of London-
den-y or Windham; m. Elizabeth Horner; settled on No. 126, 2d
P., 2d D. ; house stood near where Geo. P. Clark's cider-house
now stands. She d. 1803. He went to Ilenniker; d. 1817, a. 93.
Children : —

1. John, m, Ann, dau. of Moses Underbill; went to Corinth.

2. Dea. William, m. Jaiiette Wilson ; lived on the homestead
and in Henniker; d. in Me. She d. 1828, a. 84.

3. Jfarr/aret, m. (1) Jolin Crawford; (2) Samuel Crombie; d.
Sept., 1842, a. 87.

Col. Thomas Wilson was b. in Londonderry or Wlndliam;
brought up by Robert Wilson, Esq.; was in the army; m. Sarah
Currier and settled on the mountain in Caudia, on No. 109, 5th
D. ; d. 1831, a. 84. He once told me that he used to be troubled
with bears and wolves ; that once he heard a roaring among the
cattle, and upon going to see the trouble, found a wolf hold of



GENEALOGY — WOOD. 619

one of the young cattle, and tlie wolf kept Ms hold until he came
up and was about to kick him, when the wolf let go with a growl
and ran away.

WITHERSPOON.

John Witherspoox probably came fi'om Ireland. He was in
York in 1741, and bought of the Rev. John Wilson the land voted
to him by the proprietors, May, 17-41, bounded by Londonderiy
line and Gov. Wentworth's farm of 200 acres. He settled whei-e
J. M. liall now lives, in Auburn. Children : — ■

I. Daniel, lived on the homestead and sold to Josiah Hall in
1784, and went to Fi-ancestown.

n. Alexander, settled on the east half of the "Wilson grant,
and sold to Worthen and went to Freeport; m. the widow of
James Moore.

III. James, went to Maine.

IV# David, m. Agnes, dau. of Nathl. Linn, and settled near the
west corner of No. 90, 2d P., 2d D. He was an officer in the
Revolutionary army. Children : —

1. John, m. Ruth Chamberlain; lived at Newbury, Vt. 2.
Joseph, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Nathan Webster, 1799 ; d. 1806. 3.
Robert, m. Hannah, dau. of Dea. James Wason. 4. Samuel, m.
Susan Tinker, and went to Bedford. 5. Jesse, m. Anna, dau. of
Capt. John Wason; d. at Thctford, Vt., 1836.

V. Robert, m. Sarah, dau. of Samuel Aiken, Sen., and settled
on the north end of No. 74, ■2d P. 2d D., and d. 1795. They had
one son, John, who m. Nancy, dau. of Joseph Limi, and lived on
the homestead. He sold and removed to Cabot, Vt., about 1817.

VI. Mary, m. William McDole of Goffsfeown.

WOOD.

Nathaniel Wood came from Boxford and married Elizabeth
Powell, the widow of Jonathan Goodhue. She took out ad-
r^nistration on Goodhue's estate by the name of Elizabeth Wood
in 1731. They lived on the Goodhue place until 17G0, when
they sold to Jabez Hoit,-and bought 50 acres of No. 73, 2d P., 2d
D., of Jos. Basford. He d. 1773. Children: —

I. Obadiah, settled in Andover, Mass.

II. Abigail, m. James Eaton and lived in Candia; d. 1833, a. 98.

III. Nathaniel b. Aug., 1737, m. Mary, dau. of William Eaton;
lived on the homestead; d. 1817; she d. 1813. Children: —
1. Betty, d. 1846. 2. George, m. Abra Smith; d. 1803, a. 33.
3. Jesse, m. Polly Davis; d. 1851. 4. Josiah, uum. on the home-
stead; d. 1848, a. 71.

IV. Buth, m. a Porter; d. in Manchester.



620 HISTORY OF CHESTER.



WOETHEN.

Thomas "Worthen ^vas surveyor of highways in 1743 ; lived
where Titus Wells had lived, uearly opposite Edmund Elliott's.
His will was dated 1769; proved Sept. 1, 1773, His widow, Dor-
othy, d. 1803, a. 99. The legatees were vnfe Dorothy, grandsons
Michael and Thomas, sons of Da^id; granddaughters Sarah and
Dolly ; Mehitabel and Dolly, daughters of Jonathan ; son Ezekiel ;
dau. Ehoda Fitts, wife of Ephraim Fitts, the blacksmith ; Mary
Clifford, Lydia "Worthen ; Samuel, executor and residnary legatee.

I. David m. Dorothy, dau. of Enoch Colby. He d. Nov. 19,
17GG ; the Avid. m. Jacob Chase, Esq. ; d. Aug. 15, 1816. He lived
on Add. Xo. 93, where Michael and his son David lived. Chil-
dren : —

1. Michael, b. Jan. 6, 1758, m. Dorothy Brown, 1778; d.
1840, a. 82. Chil. : — Lydia, m. Aaron Whittier ; Isaac, b; 1781, m.
Hannah, dau. of Capt. B. True; went to Canada; Dorotl^^, b.
March 7, 1783, m. James, son of James "NVason ; Betsy, m. David
Currier; David, m. Jane Wilson; Lucretia, m. Joseph Day.

2. Sarah, b. 1760, m. Reuben Sanborn and went to Springfield,
N. H.

3. Dorothy, b. 1763, m. -Samuel, son of John Eobie ; went to
Springfield, N. H.

4. David, b. 1765.

II. Lt. Ezekiel, m. Abigail, dau.. of Samuel Bartlett, 1762 ;
lived on H. L. No. 142 ; d. 1827, a. 86. Children: —Elizabeth, b.
Dec. 6, 1774, m. Edmund Sleeper; Samuel; Ezekiel; Lydia;
Josiah, b. June 27, 1780, m. Betsy, dau. of James Stevens, d.
1862; Jonathan, b. April 9, 1783, m. Jane, dau. of William Shan-
non; d. 1825.

ni. Samuel, m. Abigail Ambrose, 1769.



LONGEVITY.

There have been published at different times instances of lon-
gevity in Chester, but they are not reliable. Most of them prob-
ably originated from Moore and Farmer's Gazetteer of New
Hampshire. The person who supplied that merely went to a few
old men, and they told him what they had heard, as nearly as
they recollected ; but it was all tradition, and, to say the least,
some of it apocryphal, the dates being uncertain and the ages
probably overrated. There are included in this table persons who
were natives and moved away, some of them many years before



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efore



their death ; others, natives of other places who spent most of their
lives before coming to Chester, but died here. Of course it con-
tains more than an average of the longevity, though no doubt it is
verj' imperfect, especially in early times. G. 8. indicates grave-
stone ; the dates, time of death. Many of the dates and ages are

not certain.

Years.

James "Wilson, father of James, and grandfather of

William, James, Hugh and Eobert, is said to have

been

Robert Graham, said by Col. White to be
James Shirley, said to be .
Alexander Craig, said to be

(His will was proved Oct. 31, 1750, and tlier

he could not have been so old, but his father might

have have been of tli#t age.)
.Jane Glen, G. S. dated March 9,

Eobert JNIills,

Benjamin Hills, G. S. March 15, . .
Rebecca, his wife, G. S. Sej)t. 4, ....
Dea. Ebenezer Dearborn, G. S. March 15,
Abigail, his wife, G. S. Feb. 26, ....

William Healey, will proved,

Mary Sanborn, his wife born 1690, time of death not

known, probably 1785^ about

William Craig and wife, said to be .

(But he was alive in 1778, and they had a daughter

Jean, died 1745, a. 16, which wc^uld not indicate so

great an age of Mrs. Craig.)
John Dickey, G. S. April 30,
Margaret, his wife, July 4, 1787,
Samuel Aiken, G. S. Jan., .
His widow, 1797,' about
William Crawford, March, over
1790. Maj. John Tolford, May, .

Jane McMurphy, his widow, Dec. 29, 1792

Lieut. Ebenezer Dearborn,

Dea. Matthew Forsaith, Sept. 6, about

Esther Graham, his wife, July, 1784, over

Dea. William Tolford, Sept. 25,

Samuel Emerson, Esq., G. S. Sept. 26,

Dorothy, his widow, March 27, 1804,

Widow Mary Gordon, mother of David White's first

wife, about

Mary, widow of Patrick Melvin, Oct. 1, over
Capt. James Shirley, May 30, over .



1739.



1747.
1754.
1760.



1756.
1762.

1769.
1772.
1768.
1772.



1775.



1779.



1786.



1791.

1792.
1793.

1795.



1796.



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80

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98



88

80

79

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92

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100



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89

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HISTOEY OF CHESTER.



1797.
1799.
1800.



1801.

1802.
1803.



1804.

1805.
1806.



1807.



1809.



1812.



1814.

1815.



Eev. Ebenezer Flagg, ^N'ov. 14, .

Agues Craig, widow of Allen Templetoii, ISIay 3,

James AYacldel, Jau., more thau

Samuel Brown, Sen., of Hooksett, .

Jean Gibson, Ms widow/ died at Corinth, date not

known,

Thomas Wason, Jan., . . .

Elizabeth, widow of Samuel Bartlett, G. S. Ain-il,

Dea. Benjamin Hills, G. S. May 6, . . .

Eleanor, his wife, G. S. Jan, 6, 1814,

Hugh McDuflee, April, about ; . . .

Martha Neal, wid. of Archi. Duulap, G. S. May 8,

Doi'othy, widow of Thomas Worthen, March, .

Nathaniel Hall, April 5,

Mary, his widow, Jan. 23, 1809,

Pri^cilla Pearson, widow ^f Thomas Richardson

May 11,

Thomas Richardson, 1795,

John Mills, Jan.,

His widow, wife of Peter Abbott, 1831, over .
Abigail Pike, widow of Johnson Chase, or Perley

Chase's mother,

John Craig, March,

John Lakin, Chester Woods, Sept. 24,

Benjamin Crombie, May 2,

Rebecca Davis, his wife, Dec. 13, 1809, . •

Major Jabez French, G. S. Oct. 9, . . .

Hannah Hills, his wife, Oct. 5, ....

Phebe Ilealey, widow of Wiuthrop Sargent, Nov. 9

Moses Richardson, March 30, .

Mary Goodhue, his wife, Oct. 13, 1809,

Sarah, widow of Jonathan Mo niton, March 3, sup

loosed to be about . . . . .
Stephen Morse, G. S. March 6, ...

Abigail Ingalls, his wife. May, 1806, .
Elizabeth, widow of David Diusmore,
Dea. Jonathan Hall, July 21, . . . .
Mehitabel Kimball, his wife, Feb. 21, 1808,
Joanna Healey, widow of Capt. John Underbill

Aug., . •

Theodore Shackford, Oct, 18, at Allenstown, .

John Patten, March 3,

Jean, his wife, June 6, 1811, about .

Hannah Gurdey,

Sarah Dearborn, widow of John Shackford, Aug. 20,
Mansfield McDuffee, Api-il,



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Sarah, his -widow (see 1835), 105

Widow of Ezra Badger, very aged.

Jacob Hills, Xov. 2, G. S., 81

Mary Chase, widow of Josiali Morse, June 28, . 90

1816. Dorothy Colby (Worthen) , wid. of Jacob Chase, Esq. 85
Euth Long, widow of Beujamiu Severance, about . 90

1817. Xathaniel Wood, July IG, 80

Jabez Hoit, Aug. 7, 6. S., 82

Abigail Haulton, his vrife. May 1, 1817, ... 77

Dea. Adam Wilson, 93

Benjamin True, Sen.

Maiy, widow of Eobert Calef, at Concord, . . 98
Abigail Craig, widow of David Craige, Sen., at

Eiimney, 104

1818. Joseph Norton, Feb. 17, 81

Mary McFarland, widow of James Aiken, . . 82

John Hoit, Nov. 14 (see 1826), . . . . 89
Mehitabel Ingalls, widow of Dr. Samuel Moore, at

Deei-field, April 12 (first child born in Chester), . 95

1819. Eebecca, mother of Stephen Worthen, Apiil 27,- • * 94

1820. WilliamHoit, Jan. 20 (seel8;30), .... 82
Elizabeth Philbrook, widow of Isaac Towle and

Jonathan Swain^ Esq., Feb. 18, .... 90
Margaret Shirley, wife of Dea. Thomas and dan. of

Capt. James Shirley, at Goffstovni, ... 93

Hannah Murray, wife of Samuel Murray, Nov. 30, . 86

1821. Naomi Eastman, widaw of Nathan Long, Jitly 18, . 93
Elizabeth Eaton, widow of OUver Morse and Taylor

Little, Sept. 22, 82

Jane Aiken, widow of Eobert Wilson, Esq., . . 86

1822. Stephen Merrill, April 20, 86

His wife (see 1833).

Widow of Benjamm Fuller, . . . . . 80
Widow of Daniel Harper, very aged.

1823. Agnes Shirley, widow of John McNair, and daughter

of Capt. James Shirley, Feb., .... 80

Joseph Lenn, Feb. 19, ...... 82

Molly Gilchi-ist, his wife, Dec. 4, 1822, about . . 80

Capt. Edward Preston, Feb. 23, .... 93

Eobert Reynolds, March 28, 88

1824. Abigail Prescott, widow of Capt. Benjamin Currier,

Jan. 2, 80

Widow Elliot, March 1, 90

Amos MeiTill, April 9, 93

Simon Currier, Aug. 29, 79

Isaac Hills, Esq., Sept. 24, 80-



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HISTORY OF CHESTER.



1827.



1828.



Molly Colby, widow of Beujamiu Hoit, Oct. 3,
Wells Chase, Dec. 28, . . • .

Sarah Hovey, his wife, Oct. 5, 1814, .

1825. Mehitabel Bradley, widow of Benjamin Melvia and

John S. Dearborn, Feb. 14,
Beatrice Bell, widow of William Bell, March 1, over
Dennis Donovan, May 14, . . .

William AYilson, Sept. 25,

Mehitabel Osgood, wid. of Benj. True, Sen., Oct. 24
Capt. William Locke, Nov. 0, .
Ebenezer Dearborn, Aug. 18, .
Matthew Templetou, Nov. 22, .

1826. Samuel Murray, Jan. 18, • . . . .
Hannah, his wife (see 1820), ....
Miriam Hoit, widow of John Iloit, March 19, i

months over

George Marden, Feb.,

Sarah, his wife (see 1835) , . . • .

Jonathan Dearborn, Nov. 2, . . . .

Col. Stephen Dearborn, Oct. 27, . . .

Lieut. Ezekiel Worthen,

Dinah Edwards (colored) , lived at Capt. Emerson's,

Capt. Pearson Richardson, Nov. 26, 7 months over .

Janotte Wilson, wife of Dea. William, Sept. 29,
(The Dea. went to Maine and lived many years.)

John Archibald, Oct. 12, between 80 and

John Sanborn, Dec. 3, . . .

His widow died in 1832,

Sarah Woodman, widow of Abraham ]Morse, June 26
1829. James Wason, March 15, .

Benjamin Hills, sou of Abner, .

William White, Nov. 9, . . .
1833: Archibald McDuffee, Feb. 23, .

His wife died 1818.

Wilkes West, April 10, . . .

Robert McKinley, Aug. 27,

His wife (see 1845) .

Samuel Porter (born at Boxford), May,

Elijah Pillsbury, July 17, .

Anna Bartlett, his wife, 1833,

Adam Morrill,

Aphia Worthen, widow of William Hoit,
1831. Abigail French, wid. of Nathan Fitts, June 18,

Mary Randall, widow Joseph Morse, Feb. 28, .

Abigail Rowell, widow of Josiah Rowell, of Hook
sett, Aug. 3,



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87

77

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Hev Imsbaud died, 1823, ...... 79

Capt. Stephen Hills, Jan. 31, 85

His widow, 1842, 85

1832. Samuel Shirley, at Sanboriiton, Jan. 7, . . .89
His widow (see 1843) .

Joseph Hall, Dec. 18, 81

1833. Judith Sargent, widow of David Hall, Jan. 31, . 81
Hon. Joseph Blanchard, March 7, .... 80

Stephen Worthen, April 27, '81

Abigail Woods, widow of James Eaton, and mother

of Alexander E., and of ISIrs. Pressey, ... 98

John Butterfield, Sept. 17, 5 months over . . 87
Mary Melvin, widow of David AYhite and Stephen

Merrill, July 13, 88

1834. Elizabeth Moulton, widow of Simeon Currier, April

24, 86

Her husband, Aug 29, 1824, 79

John Sleeper, June, 80

Elizabeth Gilchrist, widow of Mark Karr, . . 86

Asa Haselton, Sen., about 91

1835. Caleb Hall, Feb. 15, 96

Mary Bradley, his wife, Apr. 6, 1822, ... 77

Joseph Carr, Feb. 27, ....... 92

Hannah Ayer, his wife, Feb. 25, 1833, ... 85

Widow of Elliot Berry, 90

Sarah Coburn, wid. of Thomas Currier and Mans-
field McDuffee, 105

Gideon Currier, died in Raymond, Oct. 1,. . . 81

Sarah Webster, wid. of George Marden, Sept. 27, . 90

1836. Dolly Johnson, wid. of David Folsom and Joseph

Blanchard, Esq., May 14, 88

Molly, daughter of John Patten, Jan. 4, nearly . 80

Mehitabel, widow of Eben Basford, April 10, . 84

Sherburn Sanborn, May 8, 80

Molly Hoit, his wife, Sept. 24, 1852, ... 88

Joseph Long-, Nov. 26, 84

Euth French, widow of Josiah Hall, ... 83

Josiah Hall, Sept. 10, 1825, 70

1837. Martha Perley, wife of Samuel Porter, (born at Box-

ford,) Jan. 19, ..'.... 83

Dea. Nathan Knowles, April 30, .... 89

Susannah Shackford, his wife, Dec. 29, 1842, . . 85

Edward Robie, Dec. 26, 92

Sarah Smith, his wife, Aug. 4, 1843, ... 89
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HISTORY OF CHESTER.



Sarah Gilclirist, widow of Joseph Carr and Eobert

Graham,

1888. Moses Underhill, Feb. 8,

Edmund Sleeper, June 11,

ISIary Orr Patten, wid. of David Patten, N"ov. 17,

DaA'id Patten, April 17, 1835, ....

Dea. John "V\"ebster,

1839. Sarah Hall, widow of Peter Severance, Dec. 28,
1810. Lydia Eichardson, widow of Abraham Sargent
Feb. 6, 7 months over

"\yilLiam Mills, March 19,

Molly Norton, wid. Joseph, March 22, 6 months over

Abiah Orcutt, mother of Eph. Orcutt, March 4,

Dea. David Currier, Apr. 1,

3iary Dinsmore, liis wife, Aug. 20, 1836, .

Levi Whitman, native of Bedford and father of
James Wilson's wife,

Ebenczer Townsend, Oct. 12, .

^Michael "Worthen,

Dolly Brown, liis Avife, (time not known,)

1841. Capt. James Orr, Oct. 11, . . . . ' .
Sarah Melvin, liis wid., March 29, 1861, 6 mos. over
Abigail Moulton, wid. of Jacob Basford and Jona-
than Brown,

Lieut. Jacob Elliot, Dec. 6, ....
Thomas Anderson, Jan. 5, ....

1842. Sarah Wadley, wid. of John Clark, Feb. 23, .
Euth Kelly, wid. of Parker Chase, May 17,
Lydia Leavit Griffin, widow of Samuel Shaimon

May 25,

Margaret "Wilson Crawford, wid. of Samuel Crom

bie, Sept, 9,

Peter Hall, Dec. 1, 6 months over

Edna Davis, widow of Peter Hill and Peter Hall

July, 1848,

Prudence Sargent, widow of Joseph Hills, at the

Long Meadows, Dec. 23, ....

1843. Mary Morrison, wid. of William Shirley, July,
Joseph Hill, son of Abner Hill, Sept. 10, .
Mary Page, his wife, Sept. 20, 1849,
Elizabeth McDuflfee, wid. of Samuel Shirley, Sept. 6
Capt. Benjamin True, Dec. 6, .

1844. Capt. John Emerson, April 3, .
Elizabeth French, his widow, July 16, 1852,
Xabbe Emerson, wid. of Benj. Hall and Capt. Abra

ham Towle, April 3, 6 months over



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77
83
82

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100
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Anna Heath, T;riclow of Jere. Underliill, May 19, . 86

Eleanor Blasdel, -widow of Andrew Xeal, Xoy. 11, . 85

Susannah, wid. of Jacob Green, Oct. 31, . . . 94

1815. Eev. Jonathan Calef, at Lyman, Me., ... 83

Joshua Hall, April 24, 83

Polly Morse, Ms wife, April 3, 1856, ... 80

Susannah Haynes, wid. of "Wm. ATeeks, May 3, . 94

William, her husband, Sept., 1821, .... 76

1846. Sarah Haselton, widow of Stephen Clay, nearly . 80
James Otterson, of Hooksett, Dec. 26, . . . 89
Mary Chase, his wife, Feb. 9, 1845, .... 80

Mary Otterson, Xov. 22, 1845, 86

John Locke, June 18, 81

Eben Currier, May, about 86

1847. Anna Eaton, wife of Solomon Stevens, Jan. 31, . 85
Mr. Stevens (see 1854).

Anna Melvin, wid. of Lt. Josiah Uuderhill, Mar. 17, 84

Mrs. Larabee, 80

Huldah Smith, wid. of Daniel Greenough, Oct! 24, 85

Abigail Smith, wid. of Cornet David Shaw, Dec. 25, 94

1848. Paul Adams, Feb. 22, 85

Mrs, Gould, mother of the wife of John S. Brown,

July 21, 85

Capt. John "Wason, July 8, 84

Elizabeth Smith, his wife, Dec. 3, 1843, ... 81

"Wife of Asa Haselton, Sept. 4, 86

Meribah "Waddel, Aug. 30, 98

1849. Abigail Uuderhill, widow of Moses Crombie, April

29, 6 months over 94

John Griffin, at almshouse, March 3, ... 86
Euth Seavey, his wife, about the same age.

Hannah, mother of Dea. John Lane, May 25, . . 84
Judith ^Vorth Kelly, widow of Dea. Amos Morse,

Sept. 9, 89

Elizabeth Eichardson, widow of David Craige, Jr.,

at Eumney, 99

1850. William, son of Lt. William Brown, ... 95
Sarah Shelden, his wife, 90

(They died with their cMldren at Moimt Desert,

Me., the exact time not known.)
Sarah Knowles, wid. of Josiah Morse, Jr., July 9,

9 months over 84

Martha Graham, widow of Samuel Aiken, Feb. 2, . 86

Hon. Samuel Bell, Dec. 23, 81

1851. Dea. Benj. Hills, Sept. 25, 88

Lydia Dearborn, Ms wife, June 2, 1844, ... 77



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Meliitabel Ste.vens, wife of Isaac Hills, Aug. 26, . 99

Isaac, her liusband, Sept. 24, 1824, .... 80
Mrs. Evans, mother of the wives of IST. Griffin and

Jesse Patten, 83

Thomas Wicom, of Ilooksett, 101

Ann Archibald, Nov., nearly 80

1852. B. Pike Chase, March 16, 90

Mr. Flint, March 29, 81

James Stevens, June 3, 86

His widow, Kov. 10, 1865, 88

Joseph Richardson, June 6, 84

Amos Crombic, Sept. 10, 88

Sherburne Dearborn, Oct. 9, 94

Bettj^, Dau. of Abraham Morse, Oct. 16, . . . 81
Molly Brown, widow of Eobert Davis, d. at her

daughter, Mrs. Hale's, at Xewburyport, April 12, 94
John Brown, d. at liis sou Sanuiel Brown's, Bangor,

April 19, 92

(Cliildren of Samuel Brown of Ilooksett.)

1853. Lydia Seuter, Avidow of Reuben Senter, April 19, 83
Reuben, her husband, Dec. 12, 1842, . . • 79

1854. Solomou'Stevcus, Oct. 14, 93

His wife (see 1847) .

Alexander Donovon, Nov. 19, 82

Martha Smith, widow of Silas Camet, Sen., d. at Or-

ford, July 21, 6 months over 99

Betsy Elkins, wid. of Samuel Wallace, Oct. 21, . 80



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