Bernard Bemis Whittemore.

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February 11, 1638, so that it must have been later than Johns birth in 1638,
that his father came to America. On coming here he had the following
children in Maiden, Mass. : Eliza))eth, Benjamin, Thomas, (here we see two
Thomases m the same family living at the same time, one in England and
this one in America,) Samuel, Pelatiah and Abraham. This Thomas our
first American ancestor died early in the spring of 1660.

John, the fifth son of Thomas, was our 2d ancestor, born in England, Feb.
11, 1638. He was m. twice and by both wives he had fifteen children. —
His first wife was Mary, dau. Dea. John and Elizabeth Upham, of Maiden.
This wife d. June 27, 1677, and the following October he m. Mary Miller.

The children of John are as follows: Thomas, b. 1664 ; Joseph, b. 1660 ;
Benjamin, [from whom I (E. S. W.) am descended], b. 1669; Elizabeth,
b. about 1671, Nathaniel, b. 1673, (?); Joel, b. about 1675 : d. Apr. 27,
1676 ; Joel. b. 1677; Mary, b. 1678 ; d voung; Pelatiah, b.' 1680; Amos,
b. 1681; Mary, b. 1683; Daniel, b. 1685; d. Mar. 27, 1686 ; Reb cca, b.
1687 : and Hannah, b. 1689 ; the 15th child, Daniel, was baptized in Wa-
tertown, Mass., May 17, 1691, at which time his parents lived in Maiden.. —
Mary, his 2d wife, outlived her husband 37 years ; shed, in Watertown, June
28, 1731, aged 87 years. He d. in Cambridge on a farm he had leased of
Gov. Danforth, Dec. 8, 1694. He was a wheelwright by trade. He moved
three times during his life.

Benjamin, who is styled ^"Ueut. Benjamin of Concord,*' was the third son
of the foregoing John, and he was born in Maiden, September 2, 1669, and
d. in that part of Concord, Mass., now embraced in the limits of Lincoln,
Sept. 8, 1734. He m. Esther, dau. of Dea. Joshua and Hannah (Mason)
Brooks, of Concord. After his marriage he settled in Concorcl. He was a
weaver by trade and he carried it on jointly with agriculture. He represent-
ed the town in the Provincial Legislature during the years 1709, '10, '11, '14,
'19 and '20. He had six children. Benjamin, b. Apr. 9, 1696 ; d. October
22, 1734, aged 38 years, 6 months and 13 days, leaving a widow, Ruhamah.
This last l^Snj., Jr., also represented the town in the Provincial Legislature
under the New Charter.

Lieut. Benjamin's second ^on^ Nathxiniel, was my (E. S. W.) great grand
father, b. in Concord. December 11, 1698, and died in Harvard, Mass, Jan-
uary 31, 1769, aged 70 years. He m. Abigail Blood, of Littleton. She d.
Mar. 26, 1760. He removed from Lincoln to Harvard in the spring of 1758.
The other children of Lieut. Benjamin were, Mary, Aaron, Mehitable and
Grace.

Aaron, b. December 13, 1711 and d. in Pembroke, N. H., Nov. 16, 1767.
He graduated from Harvard college in 1734, the year his father and brother
Benj. died. Aaron after graduating removed to (5roton, Mass., and preached
there until 1737, when he was ordained as the first minister of Pembroke,
N. H. He died there suddenly in the pulpii, Nov. 16, 1767.

Nathaniel, Jr., son of the foregoing Nathaniel, was my grandfather, b. in
Concord, July 4, 1741, and died in Lancaster, Mass., Jan. 3, 1822. He was
married three limes : 1st, m. Martha Farnsworth, of Groton, b. 1750, d.
Mar. 10, 1776, aged 26 years, by whom he had Joseph, b. Feb. 1, 1771;
Benj. b. Aug. 30. 1772 ; Calvin, b. Mar. 5, 1773 ; d. Mar. 26, 1766 ; Na-
thaniel, b. May 17, 1774, d. Julv 27, 1856.



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Ho m. 2d, Lydia Stone, of Grolon, in 1777, by whom he had five children :
Lydia, b. Nov. 28, 1778 ; m. Joseph Emerson ; Martha, b. Aug. 9, 1780 ;
never m. ; d. June 7, 1851 ; Dorcas, b. May 17, 1783; m. Benj. Farnsworth ;
she d. July 27, 1862; Asa Dunbar, b. Aug. 21, 1784; d. Feb. 21, 1808;
never m. Prescott my (E. 8. W.) father, b. in Harvard, July 28, 1787 ; d.
at Beatrice, Ga^re Co., Nebraska, January 13, 1871. lie m. Lucy Rebecca
Geer, of Worcester, Mass., Oct. 14, 1811; she d. June 4, 1865, aged 70
years.

Prescott and Lucy R. Wliittemore had thirteen children, six of whom
were born at Lancaster, Mass., and seve.-i at Rindge, N. H. Children : Asa
Dunbar, b. Aug. 9. 1812 ; d. at Worcester, Mass., Mar. 1. 1869 ; George
Prescott, b. Mar. 5, 1814; d. at Beatrice, Neb., Dec. 1,1878; Edward Hib-
bard, b. Feb. 12. 1816; d. at Epworth, Iowa, Oct. 28, 1856; Harriet
Augusta, b. Nov. 2, 1817 ; m. Samuel B. Grout, of Wnterloo. Iowa; Charles
Henrv, b. Nov. 17, 1819; d. at Grafton, 111., June 30. 1855; m. Spicer;
Mary, b. Aujr. 3, 1821 ; d. ai Huntley. III., June 18, 1878; m. Rev. Elisha
Dayton ; Wasidnirlon, b. Oct. 10. 1823 ; resides at Grafton, III. ; Lucy
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 20, 1826; d. at Kiowa. Neb., Dec. 26, 1S73; m. James
H. Lemmon ; Ebenezer Slowell. b. Sept. 4, 1828 ; m. Feb. 27, 1859, Mary
L.. dau. of John Murniv, Esq., of Cambridge; children : Ida L., b. Aug.
3, 1861; Francis StowelL b. Fel>. 29, 1864; resides at Sandwich, Mass.,
where he practices law ; he was educttted at the University of Michigan
and graduated at the Dane Law School \n Cambridge, in 1855; Nathaniel,
b. Nov. 9. 1830; resides at Aurora, Illinois; m. King; Benjamin, b. Jan.
2, 1833; resides at Alabtuna township. Cal. ; m. ; Julia Mandana, b. May
29. 1835; resides at Aurora, Illinois; m. (Ist), Hoyt; (2cl), J. H. Odekirk;
Volney Stone, b. Mar. 15, 1838; ra. and resides at Beatrice, Neb.



V.

OTHER BRANCHES.

NATHANIEL.

Nathaniel, son of Thomas 1 ; Maiden; m. Mary Knower, Issue, i. Ma-
ry, b. Apr. 16, 1668 ; m. Samuel Robinson, Jr. ii. Nathaniel, Sept. 26,
1670; d. prior to 1009. He d. prior to Dec. 19, 1C71, when his will was
probated. His sole lieir was Sarah Robinson.



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JOHN, OF CAMBRIDGE."



John 1. Son of Thomas 1 ; bapt. at Hitchin, England, Feb. 11, 1638-9.

J He had fifleen children, whose names are given on p. 24.] He is common-
y called ''John, of Cambridgi\"

John 2. Son of •* John of Cambridge;" turner; c)wned covenant April
4, 1687; m. (1) Elizabeth Anabel, May 26, 1684, who d. Oct. 27, 1686*; (2)
Sarah Hail, wlio m. (2) Joseph Frost; d at Cambri«1ge, April 16, 1702.—
Issue, i. J(^hn, b. Feb. 23, 1684-5 ; bapt. April 19, 1687, 8B. 2 yrs. ii.
Jonathan, Mar. 15, 1689-90 ; bapt. 23. d. July 7, 1690. iii. Richard, March
20, 1691-2. iv. Joseph. Feb. 13, 1693-4. v. Sarah, March 25, 1695. vi.
Experiuixe, Apr. 12,1696; d. June 25, 1697. vii. Thomas, April 4, d.



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June 26, 1697. viii. Experience, May 20, d. Oct. 1698. ix. Jonatlmn,May
22, d. July 23, 1699. x. Abigail. Aug. 15, 1700; m. Stephen Blanchard.—
xi. Anna, July 24, 1701 ; m. John Smith, xii. Josiah, Aug. 28, 1702.

John 3. Son of orecedins: John 2; Boston; mariner; m. Elizabeth
Lloyd, Nov. 8, 1711, *whQ d. Aug. 13, 1746, 8b. 57 ; he d. April 21, 1748, ».
63. Issue. John.

John 4. Son of preoedinj^ Jo in 3; Boston, m. Lydia Clough, at Boston,
June 3, 1742, who d. Jan. 15, 1750, «. 31 yrs.

Richard 5. Son of John 2 ; m. Marv Phipps, June 2. 1715, who was
admitted to ch.. widow, Feb. 25, 1727-8. Issue, i. Joseph, b. March 9,
bapt. 11, 1715-16. ii. John, bapt. Sept. 1717. iii. Richard, bapt. Sept. 13,
1719. iv. Mary, April 7, 1724; m. Nathaniel Frothingham.

Joseph 6. Son of John 1 ; sea captain ; m. (1) Joanna Mousal, Mar. 30,
1687-8, who d. Oct. 28, 1691 ; (2) Susanna Frost, 1693. Issue, i. Jtrsc^ph,
b. Feb. 22, 1688-9. li. Joanna. Oct. 27, 1691 ; m. (1) Edward Miller, iii.
Jabez, Jan. 30, 1694-5. iv. Susanna, April 11. 1697: m. Nathaniel Froth-
ingham. V. Huldah, bapt. June 11, 1699; adm. to church Dec. 25, 1726;
m. Eben Kent, vi, Abiel, Aug. 6, 1701 , m. Richard Sprague.

Joseph 7. Son of Joseph 6 ; joiner; owned covenant, Oct. 18, 1713;
m. (1) Mehilable Raymond, Feb. 21, 1712-13, in Danvers, who d. April 4,
1731 ; (2) Abigail Phipps, Kwg. 17, 1732. at Wobnrn, who d. Anril 5, 1734;
he d. Feb. 20, 1740. Is^ie. i. Joseph, b. Oct. 18, 1713. ii. Thomas, Jan.
30, 1714-15; iii. Joanna, bapt. Sept. 29, 1715. iv. Josiah, bapt. Sept. 8,
1717. V. Mehitahlp. b^pt. Feb. 1, 1718-19; m. Shipoie Townsennl. vi.
Josiah, March 20, 1720-1 ; m. Mary Hatch. May 26. 1743, at Plymouth.—
vii. Joanna, Sept. 15, 1723; m. Samuel Bodge, viii. Amos, Aug. 20,1733.

Benjamins. Son of **John, of Cambridge." [See Part IV. p. 24.]—
Issue, i. Benjamin, b. 1696. ii. Natlianu-I, b. 1698. iii. Aaron, b. 1711.
iv. Mary, m. John Farr, of Littleton, v. Grace, m. Joseph Wood, of Lit-
tleton, vi. Mehitable.

Joseph 9. Son of Joseph 7 : m. Abigail , who d. Oct. 9, 1773 ; he d.

April 16, 1762. Issue, i. Sarah, b. Aug. 31, 1736; m. William Ausiin.—
ii.. iii. Two children b. and d., one March 27. 1738; the other, Feb. 29,
1739. iv. Thomas, July 8, 1740. v. Joseph, Nov. 29, 1742. vi. Abigail,
Nov. 18, 1744; m. John Goodwin, vii. Mehitable, April 26. 1746; m.
William Thomas, viii. Josiah, Ang. 6, 1747. ix. Josiah, bapt. Jan. 15,
1748-9, both the latter d. young.

Joseph 10. Son of the precedinsr Joseph 9; Boston; cooper t m. Alice
Kettell, Oct. 23. 1764, who d. Apr. 19. 1799; he ft'. Nov. 27, 1790. Issuf.
i. Alice, b. July 21, 1765, ii. Sarah. March 11, 1767. iii. Marv Kellell,
Feb. 8, 1769. iv. Joseph, Ausr. 28, 1770. v. Abigail, April 23, 1772.

Thomas 11. Son of Joseph 9; chaisemaker ; m. Elizabeth Rand, April
8, 1762; d. Mav 1815. Issue, i. Sarah, b. Jan. 16. 1763. ii. Elizabeth,
bapt. Oct. 14, 1764. iii. Jos^^ph, bapt. Sept. 14. 1766.

Joseph 12. Son of precedinsr Thomas 11; Boston; m. Comfort Quiner,
ApriMl, 1794; he d. Jan. 13. 1814. Isstte. i. Eliza, d. younar. ii. Eliza,
b. Feb. 12, 1796; ni. Barnabas Eiminds. in*. Joseph, iv. Thomas, Jan.
1, 1800: O. D.. a dislinguished clera:vnian and elitor for a number of years
of the Tfumpet. a Univj-rsalisi pnpcr, and author of several valuable books;
m. Lovice Oorbett. of Milford, Mass., Sept. 17. 1821 ; d. Mar. 21, 1861. v.
Sally Rand. vi. Benjamin Bruce, vii. Abiffail Riggs, m. Rev. Lucius R.
Paige, D. T)., author of the HUiory of (Cambridge, viii. John McClure,
Jan. 16, 1810. ix. Alice Bruce, Nov. 29, 1811 ; d. young, x. Alice Bruce,
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Joseph 13. Son of John 2; m. Sarah Welch, May 8, 1721; d. previ-
ous to 1730. .

Joseph 14. Son of Richard 5; mariner; m. Mildred Davis, June 7,
1736. Issue, i. Mildred, bapt. April 16, 1728 ; m. Nathaniel Frothing-
ham. ii. Mary, bapt. April 5, 1741. iii. Joseph, bapt. Feb. 27, 1742-3.

Joseph 15. Son of the preceding Joseph l4 ; Newburyport ; enlisted?
1760, in the army at the age of 17; Col. in the Revolutionary war; d.
June 25, 1821, aged 79.

Joseph 16. This name is recorded in the Charles town, Mass., re-
cords, but the name of his father is not given, nor the date of his birth
or death. — His wife's name was Sarah. Issue. Joseph, b. Sept. 11,
1735. The latter was a Lieutenant, 12th regiment Massachusetts line,
in the Revolutionary war ; wounded in the thigh, and died in 1780,
aged 44.

Thomas 17. Son of Joseph 12; born in Boston, Jan. 1, 1800; m.
Lo vice Corbet t, Sept. 17, 1821; he d. at Cambridge, Mass., March 21,

1861 ; she d. Kov. 2, 1882. Issue, i. Thomas, b. 1823; m. Sarah

Cook, d. Jan. 31, 1872; ch. (a) Thomas, b. April 12, 1845, d. Dec. 15,
1891; (b.) Sarah, m. William F.Ward; (c.) George L. ii. Lovice
Corbett, m. John E. Cowles. iii. Eliza Ann, m. George P. Giftbrd ;
ch. (a.) GeorgeP. Jr. ; (b.) Ann Eliza, iv. Lydia Ann, m. Edmund
G. Lucas, d — — . v. Abby Almira, m. Otis T. Ruggles, she d. June 16,
1877, he d. March 3, 1877; ch. (a.) Otis, (b.) Abby Josephine, m. Frank
B. Harrington, M. D. vi. Joseph, b. May 14, 1833, now living, m.
Elizabeth St. Clair; ch. (a.) John St. Clair, b. Dec. 3, 1871, d. May 16,
1888; (b.) Thomas, b. Jan. 2,1871, now living, vii. John Murray, b.
Sept. 19, 1835, m. Josephine Atkinson; he was killed Nov. 7, 1861, at
Hilton Head, S. C, in the Navy. viii. Benjamin Bruce, b. June, 1840;
m. Martha Dickinson; he d. March 16, 1876; ch. (a.) John Murray, (b)
Charles Alexander, (c.) Otis Ruggles, (d.) Benjamin Arthur, (e.)
Frank ; all living. Thomas 17 was apprenticed, at the age of 14, to a mo-
rocco dresser in Charlestown, Mass., subsequently to a brass founder,
and then to a shoemaker in Boston. Becoming acquainted with the Rev.
llosea Ballon, he was led to study theology under his direction, and in
April, 1821, became pastor of the ITniversalist church in Milford, Mass.
In 1822, he removed to the church in Cambridgeport, the pastorate of
which he resigned in 1831. At an early period in his career as a minis-
ter he was joint editor of the ^'Universalist Magazine," and in 1828, he
established the "Trumpet," a ITniversalist newspaper in Boston of which
he was sole editor and proprietor for thirty years. He represented
Cambridge repeatedly in the legislature, and was president of the Ver-
mont and Massachusetts Railroad, and of the Cambridge Bank for many
years. Tuft's College gave him the degree of D. D. in 1858.

Jabez 18. Son of Joseph 6; Plymouth, Mass.; inn-keeper; m. (1)
Mary Mousal; (2) Mary Collis, Sept. 25, 1753; who d. Aug. 21, 1772; he
d. March 12, 1773. Issue, i. Jabez; ii. Joel; iii. Susanna, b. Oct. 9,
1721; d. Sept. 23,1737; iv. Mary, m. a Wright; v. Anna, m. Samuel
Swan.

John 19. Son of Richard 5; leather dresser; m. Elizabeth Hurd,
Oct.. 30, 1739. Issue, i. Elizabeth, bapt. July 27, 1740. ii. John, bapt.
Dec. 27, 1721.

JosiAH 20. Son of John 2; Wilmington; m. Katharine Fowle, March
4,1729, atWoburn; d. Dec. 25, 1790, ao 80. Issue, i. Katharine, b.
Jan. 28, 1731-2; m. George Bartlett. ii. Sarah, May 8, 1735; m. Abra-
ham Bartlett. iii. Esther, May 24, 1741 ; m. James' Bartlett.



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Nathaniel* 21. Son of ''John, of Cambridge;" b. Mar. 9, 1673; m.
Sarah French, dau. of Dea. William French, of Billerica, Mass. He re-
sided in Lexington, Mass. He and his wife were admitted to the church
in Lex., Apr. 24, 1720. She died Aug. 15, 1734. He m. Abigail * * *
* * for his second wife. Issue, i. Thomas, b. Sept. 21, 1718. il. Ja-
cob, b. Mar. 3, 1722; who m. Esther Whittemore, of Concord, Oct. 28,
1746 ; she d. 1763 ; and he m. 2d. w. Dec. 5, 1754, Elizabeth Hoar of Con-
cord; she d. and he m. 3d. w., Oct. 19, 1759, Deborah Flagg of Con. ; he
d. Jan. 21, 1780; his will proved June 16, 1780, mentions dau. Esther
Brown, Sarah Reed and wife; he was adm. to the ch. in Lex., Mar. 21,
1754, being dismissed from the ch. in Con. : his ch. were : (a) Esther, b.
Oct. 24, 1748; m. June 12,1769, Benja Brown, of Templeton; (b) Jona-
than, b. Aug. 22, 1750; (c) Sarah, b. Nov. 1, 1751 ; m. April 23, 1770,
Moses Reed, of Woburn ; he had two other children by his first wife,
who died in infancy, iii. Sarah, bnpt. April 4, 1724: d. Aug. 15, 1734.
iv. Abigail, b, Dec. 8, 1725. v. John, Aug. 27, 1727; d. the Jan. fol-
lowing, vi. Nathaniel, b. June 26, 1729; m. Jemima Dunton, of Bed-
ford. He d. about 1754, his second wife Abigail surviving him.

Nathaniel 22. Son of the preceding Nathaniel 21 ; .b. at Lexington,
June 26, 1729; m., 1st Nov. 1753, Jemima Dunton, of Bedford, Mass. —
Issue, i. Sarah, b. at Lincoln, Mass , June 8, 1764. ii. Abigail, bapt.
June 6, 1756. iii. Elizabeth, b. in Bedford, July 20. 1758. iv. Jemima,
bapt. at Lincoln, Aug. 1^, 1763 ; m. William Howard, of Acton, March 9,
1782.

Pelatiah 23. Son of "John, of Cambridge;" mariner; Kittery,
Me. ; m., Nov. 14, 1706, Margery Pepperell, sister of Sir William Pep-
perell. He w^as lost at the Isles of Shoals. Issue, i. Pelatiah, b. Jan.
20, 1707-8. ii. William, March 9, 1709-10. iii. Mary, Nov. 2, 1712; m.
Edmund March, of Amasbury, Jan. 15, 1729-30. iv. Margery, d. in Bos-
ton, July 8, 1715. V. Joel, Dec. 15, 1716.

Thomas 24. Son of " John, of Cambridge ;" m. Mary Pease. Issue.
i. Thomas, b. Nov. 4, 1694. ii. Francis, Sept. 5, 1696. iii. Samuel,
Sept. 22, 1698. iv. Mary, Sept. 4, 1700. v. Daniel, Feb. 22, 1701-2, vi.
Hannah, vii. Ephraim. viii. Sarah. The father d. 1717.

Thomas 25. Son of preceding Thomas 24; b. Nov. 4, 1694; m. Doro-
thy Thomas; had: Thomas, b. 1715. The father d. 1723.



BENJAMIN.

Benjamin. Son of Thomas 1 ; Maiden ; m. Elizabeth Bucknam, who
d. July 18, 1726; he d. July 16, 1726. Issue, i. Benjamin, b. and d.
1668. ii. Elizabeth, April, 1669: m. Jacob Winstead. iii. Benjamin
Faulkner, Nov. 2, 1670; d. ae. 6. iv. Hannah, d. Jan. 15,1693. v. Ben-
jamin, m. Elizabeth Kenacut, Dec. 17, 1702 ; d. Oct. 6, 1703. [See foot
note p. 10.]

♦Nathaniel Whittemore, above mentioned, was an assessor in Lexington, in 1718,
and constable in 1720. He resided on the Concord road near the Concord line. He
was an almanac maker, and published about 1707. He was a man of more than or-
dinary education for that day, and was often emplo;y^ed as a surveyor. He, also,
sold drugs^ and hence is often denominated Doctor m the records of the town of
Lexington. One number of his almanacs has its position in the scale of time thus
fixed: " For the year of our Lord 1707, being third after lety? year. From the cre-
ation, 5656; from Noah's flood, 4000; from the building of London, 2814; from the
death of Alex, the Great, 2030; from thcT Discovery of America, 215; The reign of
our Gracious Queen Ann the 6th." Another almanac, published in 1724, has the
following: "Oh I Heaven, crown our Great and Gracious King with length of
days and lasting peace. Beneath his feet let all his foes stoop down; let him be a
nursing father, while on earth he reigns; and of God's church great care may he
take, and Christ will him reward with lasting gain. God save the King.'* His
will, dated Feb. 22, 1752, and proved Jan. 6, 1755, mentions wife Abigail, sons Na-
thaniel and Jacob, and sister Rebecca.. See Hudson's Hist, of Lexington.



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THOMAS.

Thomas. Son of Thomas 1 ; and the younger of that name b. in this
country ; m. Elizabeth Peirce, ef Woburn, Nov. 9, 1666, and had Thomas,
b. Aug. 14, 1667.



SAMUEL.

Samuel I. Son of Thomas 1 ; m. Hannah . Issue, i. Samuel,

b. Dec. 24, 1672, at Dover, N. H. ii. Hannah, Dec. 16, 1676. iii. Eiiza-
beih, June 15, 1679; m. James Clark, iv. Sarah. Jan. 16, 1681 ; m. David
Lrtwrcnce. v. Mary, Sep*. 9. 1684; \\\. Wm. Smith, vi. Abigail. Jan. 31,
1687-9; d. June 15,* 1694. vii. Susanna, b. Oct. 16, 1690; d. younj;. viii.
Thomas, Sept. 23, 1693; d. Jan. 28, 1693-4. ix. Samuel, July 27, 1696.—
The fjither, after a short residence at Dover, settled upon a farm in what is
now Somervdle. Mass., and d. Sept. 15, 1726. He and his wife were
bulled at Cambridge, Mass.

Samuel 2. Son of Samuel 1 ; m. Lvdia Scott. Issue. Samuel, b Jan.*
23, 1692-3; ihfi father d. Jan. 31, 1694.'

Samuel 3. Son of Samuel 1 ; b. (after the decease of his oldest brother,)
Julv 27. 1696; m. (1) Elizalieih Splint'; (2) Esther Prentice. Issue, i.
Samut^. b. Jan. 19, 1721. ii. Elizabeth, Feb. 29.1724; m. William Cutler;
she was the motl.er of thirty-six children, iii. Sarah, Mar. 12, 1725; m.
John Dickson, Jr. iv. Hannah, Nov. 15, 1727, d. younj?. v. Thomas,
Oct. 29, 1729 vi. Susannah, Mar. 22, 1731-2. vii. William, 1732, known
as ** Master Whittemore," gracl. at H. U., 1755; d. 1818. viii. Catharine,
1734. ix. Hannah, 1737; m. Thomas Cutter, x. Mary, May 6, 1741; m.
Stephen Whitmore, of Medford. The father d. Fet). 3, 1793; 88.96. He
was on various important committees at Cambridge, during the Revolution,
and rendered valuable service. At the age of 80 he fired upon the British
on their retreat from Lexington, killins: two soldiers. He was struck in the
face by a bullet, which shot away a part of his cheek bone. He was man-
gled by the bayonets of the British soldiers and left for dead. He recovered
in about four hours, and survived sixteen years.

Samuel 4. Son of Samuel 2; Cambridge; m. Margaret Hicks; shed,
and he m. Hannah Livermore. Issue, i. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 24, 1716; m.
Isaac Watson. Ji. ii. Margaret, Aug. 9, 1718. iii. Ruth, Nov. 5, 1720 ; m.
Capt. Wm. Angier. iv. Lydia, Dec. 15, 1722 ; m. Caleb Prentice, v. Ma-
ry, Nov. 22, 1726 ; m. Samuel Hastings, vi. Samuel, 1728 ; d. young. —
vii. Hannah, Dec. 19, 1730. viii. Samuel, June 12, 1733; Gloucester;
grad. at Harvard University, 1751 ; was schoolmaster, justice of the peace
and representative, and, in 1756, appointed Naval officer.

Samuel 5. Son of Samuel 3 ; Cambridsre ; m. Love Stone. Issv^. i.
Samuel, b. May 6, 1748 ; d. Dec. 3, 1749. ii. Elizabeth, Nov. 7, 1751 ; d.
in 1753. iii. Elizabeth, Oct. 20, 1753 ; m. Amos Warren, iv. Nathan,
Nov. 18, 1757. V. Jonathan, Nov. 9, 1762. vi. Josiah, Dec. 4, 1764.

Samuel 6. Son of Samuel 4; m. Margaret Gee, 1st w., of Boston, and
Sarah Parsons. 2d w. Issue, i. Samuel, b. June 10, 1758 ; d. in iufancv. —
ii. Samuel, Jan. 14, 1761 : d. Dec. 2, 1790. iii. Joshua Gee, April 11, 1762.
iv. Nathaniel, Sept. 19, 1765, lost at sea. v. George, Nov. 25, 1768; d.
Mar. 17, 1771. vi. Sarah, Oct. 22, 1775. vii. Margaret, Mav7, 1777. viii.
Hannah, Nov. 13, 1779. ix. Jacob Parsons, July 4, 1772, d. Jan. 27. 1794.
X. Nathaniel, June 17, 1784. xi., xii. Nathan.and Ge«rge, twins, May 8,
1786. xiii. Lydia, June 8, 1788. He d. Julv 15, 1806 ; his wife Sarah d.
1808.



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SaxMcel 7. Son of Samuel 5 ; Cambridge ; m. Elizabeth Wilson, Ist w.j
and Lucy Dana, 2d w. Istue, i. Elizabeth, b. May 7, 1772 ; m. Ebenezer
Brooks, of Medford. ii. Samuel, Dec. 24, 1774; iii. John. Mar. 6, 1777;
d. Sept. 4, 179«. iv. Joseph, Feb. 28, 1779. v. Aaron, Apr. 3, 178^; d.
July 21, 1796. vi. James, 1790.

Samuel 8. Son of Samuel 7 ; m. Lydia Perry. Issue, i. Samuel, bapt.
Jan. 21, 1798. ii. John, 1800. iii. Lydia, Mav 17, 1802. iv. Maria. Apr.
31, 1804. V. Aaron, Apr. 12, 1807.

Nathan 9. Son of Samuel 5 ; Cambridge; m. Mehilable Cutter. Issiie,
i. Mary, b. Dec. 7. 1781 ; d. Jan. 28, 1783. ii. Harriet, Oct. 28, 1788; in.
Samuel Jaques, Jr. iii. Charily, ir. Marv. v. Charles, Nov. 21, 1788 ;
d. July 7, 1807. vi. Eliza, Sept. 16, 1791 ;' m. John Harris, vii. Sarah,
Dec. 15, 1793 ; m. Henry Jaques.

Thomas 10. Son of Samuel 8 ; m. Anna Cutter. Issue, i. Anna, b.
Aug. 14, 1754; m. Thomas Russell, ii. Thomas, Oct. 1, 1756; m. Susan-
na Cutter; iji. Amos, April 19, 1759. iv. William, Jan. 29, 1761 : m. Ist
w. Elizabeth Cutter; (2) Rebecca Tufts, v. Susanna, Aug. 5, 1763; m.
Francis Cutter, vi. Aaron, Auar. 13, 1765 ; d. Apr. 21, 1766. vii. Aaron,
Mar. 30, 1767; d. in infancy' viii. Rhoda, Feb. 2, 1770. ix. Lydia,
J^ov. 29, 1771. X. Samuel, Mar. 25, 1774. xi. Gershom, Apr. 6, 1776.

Thomas 11. Son of Thomas 10; m. Susanna Cutter, Nov. 16,1783.—
Issue, i. Sukey, b. 1784; m. Jona. Butterfield. ii. Thomas, 1786. iii.
Ezeliiel, 1788. iv. Ebenezer Francis, b. 1790 ; d. 1796. v. Anna Cutter,
1791. vi. Maria, b. 1794; (J. 1795. vii. Maria. 1797. viii. Ebenezer
Francis ; 1799 ; d. 1804.

Amos 12. Son of Thomas 10; the great inventor of the machinery to
manufacture cards for carding cotton or wool, pronounced by the late Judge
Story a wonderful invention*; m. Helen Weston. Issue. \. Amos. b. April
16, 1782. ii. Timoihy, Mar. 10, 1784. iii. Helen, July 29, 1786; d. in in-
fancy, iv. Helen, April 21, 1788; m. Jonas Prentiss, v. Clarissa, Nov. 3,
1789; m. Thomas Davis; d. 1814; vi. Harriet, April 6. 1792; d. 1802.—
vii. Nancy, Mav 1,1794; »i. 1802. viii. Gnrshom, Jan. 20, 1796. ix, Hen-
ry, Sept. 1, 1798. x. Letitia, Mar. 26, 1799; m. Horatio H. Fiske. xi.
Mary, Sept. 2, 1801 ; d. in infancy, xii. Harriet, Aug. 13, 1806, m. Her-
man Foster.

William 13. Son of Thomas 10 ; m. Elizabeth Cutter. Issue, i. Eliz-
abeth, ii. Hannah, iii. Sarah, iv. William, v. Caroline ; all the prece-
ding died unmarried, vi. James Madison, a physician in Brighton, d. 1863,
». 6i8. vii. Thomas Jefiferson, family genealogist, b. 1797; d. Jan. 1872;
ch. (1) William Henry, b. 1834; grad. of H. U., 1853; d. Feb. 9, 1857.
viii. Mary Ann ; m. Henry S. Low, of Boston ; d. ; ix. William, served in
the Mexican war ; d. in Oregon, 1851.

William 14. Son of Samuel 3 : Cambridge ; m. Abitrail Carteret, dau. of
Capt. Philip ('arteret, and a descendant of President Dunster, of Harvard
University. Issue, i. Elizabeth Carteret; b. Apr. 4 and d. Nov. 8, 1763 ;
ii. Elizabeth Carteret, Oct. 6, 1764. iii. Philip Carteret. Sept. 1, 1766. iv.
William, Jan. 28,1769; d. in infancy, v. William, June 30, 1772 ; m.
Anna Cutter, vi. Abigail, Aug. 16, 1776 ; m. John Davenport.



* He was b. Apr. 19. 1T6», at Cambridge. Ms. ; d. at West Cambridjce, (now Arlington,
Ms.,) Mar. 27,"1828. The son of a farmer. He worked for some years as a gunsmith,
and finally formed a copartnership with his bro. and others for the manufacture of cot-
ton and wool cards. He soon after invented a machine for puncturing the leather, and
setting the wires— a work previously performed by hand. He found the greatest diffi-


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