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Uea. Richard Thui-ston [no. 49] of Rowley, Mass., owned land in-Hollis, and several deeds
are upon record from him to various persons in Hollis, but none that we can discover to
Moses Thurston.

A letter came to my notice in 1884 which settles the question of
the paternity of this Moses. It \vas written by Rev. James Thurs-
ton Dec. 23, i860, in which he says, "Moses Thurston of Hollis was
a brother of my grandfather James of Exeter, as my grandmother
very distinctly informed me. So also was Peter of Lancaster."


513 Hannah,' b. Sept. 10, 1744; m. John Wheeler; moved first to " Lake Mem-

phremagog," then to Ohio. They had : Laura, m. Bean ; Annie, Jack,

Ralph, Wilder, Crowell, Royal Tyler, b. in Vermont iSio; went to Ohio
with his parents ; was admitted to the bar in that state in 1837, and settled
in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in the practice of his profession; m., 1S39, Miss
Emily Walker, and removed to Nacogdoches, Texas, where he practiced
law successfvdly as the partner of the distinguished Kenneth L. Anderson.
Mr. Anderson died while he was vice-president of Texas. In 1S46 Mr.
Wheeler was appointed associate justice of the supreme court, and had his
residence in Galveston. In 1850 and 1856 he was re-elected to the same
office. In 1857, when chief-justice Hemphill was elected to the U. S. sen-
ate he became chief-justice of Texas, and d. in 1864, while holding that
office. He had a son Walker W. (Wheeler), m., 1S62, Euphemia Engle-
dow of Nacogdoches. He came to his death by falling from a 2d-story
window of the court house, while reading law in 1869. His wife d. shortly
before. They had : Royal E., b. 1863, a lawyer in Nacogdoches; Julia E.,
b. 1865; Royal T., a lawyer in Galveston, m., has three children; John, m.,
and has two children, came to his death by lifting and carrying a car wheel ;

514+Moses,' b. July 9, 1746; m. Esther Bigelow.

515 Shuah,s b. July 15, 1748; m. Benjamin Crocker, Esq., of Newburyport, a

rope maker and owner of a farm in North Haverhill, N. H., where he lived
and died. They had : Edward (Crocker.)

516 Oilman,' b. July 19, 1750. Supposed to have lived in Cohoes, N. V.

517 Mary,5 b. July 24, 1752 ; m. Rev. Spofford, a Presbyterian minister.

518 Lydia,' b. July 6, 1756; m. Johnson.

519+Chloe,' b. 1758: m. Stephen Runnells.

520-j-Peter,5 b. Dec. 10, 1761 ; m. ist, Eunice Chadwick ; 2d, Mrs. Hannah Wheeler.

521 Phebe,-' b. in Pepperell, Mass., Feb. 14, 1765; m., at Newbury, Vt., by Rev.
Jacob Wood, Oct. 7, 1788, Rev. Stephen Fuller, b. in North Mansfield, Ct.,
Dec. 3, 1756. He graduated from Dartmouth 1786, studied theology with
Rev. Asa Burton, D.d., at Thetford, Vt., and was ordained jiastor of the
Congregational church in Vershire, Vt., Sept. 3, 1788. Dr. P.urton preachmg



the sermon. He remained pastor there al:)out tliirty years, till his death,
which occurred at the house of his brother, Dr. Fuller of New Haven, Vt.,
April 12, l8i6; she died Oct. 29, 1856. They were both buried in Vershire.
He was a man of good talents, a deep thinker, a close reasoner, thoroughly
orthodo.x in lielief, a faithful pastor, and an earnest and impressive preacher.
He aimed not at elegance of style, or at popularity in any way, but to preach
the pure gospel in the most impressive manner he possibly could, realizing
■ his entire dependence upon Ciod for success. He was distinguished for
making himself understood and the force of his appeals felt. He labored
amidst many discouragements, but not in vain. His labors abroad were
highly appreciated. .Several of his sermons were published. Under his
instruction several young men received their theological training, and be-
came highly esteemed preachers of the gospel. Children :

522 Henry (Fuller), b. Aug. 11, 17S9; became a Congregational minister and

settled in Smithtown, L. I. ; he afterward settled in North Stamford, Ct.,
over the Congregational church, and continued 25 years its pastor; m.,
March, 181S, Maria Buffet of Smithtown, and had Amanda Buffet, Han-
nah Maria, William Henry and Edward Thurston (Fuller).

523 Stephen Hopkins (Fuller), b. Apr. 20, 1791 ; became a physician and set-

tled in Hadley, Mass. ; after went with his uncle Peter to Ohio ; m.
Susan Seymour of Hadley, and had Rol^ert, Lydia, Mary Ann, George
McKeen, Joseph and Stephen (Fuller).

524 Sewall (Fuller), b. June iS, 1793; ^ farmer in Vershire; m. Sophronia

Jones of Vershire, and had Cyriis, Roxana, Lydia, Serena McKeen,
Stephen and Samuel (Fuller).

525 Phebe (Fuller), b. Dec. iS, 1794 ; m., June 3, 1816, Rev. Silas McKeen, a

Congregational clergyman in Belfast, Me., and Bradford, Vt., where he
died Dec. 10, 1877, aged 86. She died Nov. 30, 1820, having Marrianne
Serena (McKeen), m. Rev. Charles Duren, a Congregational clergyman,
and died in West Charleston, Vt., Mar. 24, 1845. Rev. Charles Duren
was acting pastor of the Congregational churches in Granby and Vic-
tory, Vt. ; d. in Granby JNIay 6, 1886, aged 71. Julia (McKeen), d. in
Belfast, Me., June 9, 1841.

526 Lucy (Fuller), b. Feb. 15, 1797; n.m. ; d. June 6, 1S75.

527 Lydia (Fuller), b. Dec. 22, 1798; n.m.; d. May 8, 182 1.

528 Edwin (Fuller), b. Dec. 3, 1800; a farmer in Fairlee, Vt., residing 1S79 in

Bradford; m. Wealthy Clark of Bradford, and had Susan, Joseph, Ed-
ward Payson, Hannah Maria, Dan Blodget [killed in battle], and Albert

529 Edward Crocker (Fuller), b. Jan. 16, 1S03; graduated from Williams col-

lege 1826, became a Congregational minister in Piermont, N. H. ; m.
Rebecca Mathison of New Vork city. He died, and his children reside
in New "S'ork and Brooklyn. They had Joseph Edwin, Robert, Phebe,
Sarah, Cornelia, Julia, Margaret, Edward, Ketha and Rebecca (Fuller).

530 David Thurston (Fuller), b. Jan. 18, 1S05; graduated from Williams col-

lege 1826, Ijecame a lawyer, and settled in Delaware, O. ; m. Catharine
.Shephard of Jamaica, W. 1. ; he died. They had Sarah Josephene,
David, Edward and Geo. Sebring (Fuller).

531 Joseph (Fuller), b. Dec. 18, 1S06; graduated at Middlebury, Vt., 1827, and

from Andover 1830; ordained over the Congregational church in Kenne-
bunk, Me., Sept. 3, 1830, Rev. Bennett Tyler, d.d., of Portland, Me.,
preached; dismissed July, 1834; settled in Brimfield, Mass., March,
1S35, dismissed July, 1837; settled in Ridgetield, Ct., Feb. 28, 1838, dis-
missed May 17, 1S42, and stated supply in Vershire from 1853-60, resid-
ing on the homestead; d. Jan. 8. 1886; n.m.
532 Jose])h,5 m. Polly Melvin of Cambridge, Vt. ; went to Canada, and nothing is
known of him save that he died at Colchester, Vt., many years ago.


Abner Thur.ston-* (Abiier,^ Javies,- Daniel^), eldest son of Abner
of Exeter, N. H. ; born 1729; married Martha Piper, born 1729.
She died in Candia, N. H., Nov. 4, 1825, aged 96.



Mr. Thurston resided in Exeter, N. H. ; enlisted in the revolution-
ary war March 20, 1777, in Capt. Wait's company, Col. John Stark's
regiment, and was paid state bounty of ;^2o. Jan. 22, 1778, was in
Capt. Farwell's company. Col. Joseph Cilley's regiment ; * became a
corporal, and is reported to have been killed in action. t


533+Thomas,^ b. Jan. 19, 1752; m. Lucy Fenderson.

534-j-''^'^iah,' m. Aaron Brown.

535+I5avid,5 b. July 31, 1775; m. .Sally Eaton.

536 A daughter.


IcHABOD Thurston ■♦ {Abner,'^ yames,- Daniel'''), brother of the
preceding, and son of Abner of Exeter, N. H. ; born about 1731 ;
married Elizabeth or Betty Philerick, born about 1725, daughter
of Ephraim and Martha (Wadleigh) Philbrick of Exeter, N. H.

Mr. Thurston with "his wife Betty, formerly Betty Pllbrook,"
deeded land in Epping 1748, and in Exeter 1753. He was in the
military company of Capt. John Parsons, regiment of Col. Peter Gil-
man of Exeter, in an expedition to Albany, enlisted Sept. ig, and
was discharged Dec. 28, 1755. April 7, 1760, he was in Capt.
George Marsh's company. Col. John Goff's regiment : was left sick
at No. 4 (Charlestown), N. H., and went home Oct. 10.


537 Betty,' n.m.

538 Anna,' m. 1st, Dec. 4, 1777. James Underwood; 2d, Nutter Of I'itts-

field, N. H.

539 Patty,' m. Chase.

540 Dolly,' m., Feb. 7, 1799, Edward Babcock.

541 Debby,' lived with father and with Capens.


Capt. James Thurston -^ {^Abne}\= yatnes,- Daniel'), brother of
the preceding, and son of Abner of Exeter, N. H. ; born Sept 8,
1733; married, first, Aug. 26, 1756, Mary Jones of Newmarket, N.
H., born Nov. 24, 1734, daughter of Wm. and Joanna (Lord) Jones,
a wealthy man of Ipswich, Mass. She died Oct. 29, 1787. Second,
May, 1789, Mrs. Elizabeth Peabody, widow of Dr. Thomas Pea-
body. He died July 13, 1808, aged 75.

Mr. Thurston was selectman of Exeter 1781, associated with
Daniel Tilton and Ephraim Robinson. He must have been the
James noted in the revolutionary war and at the battle of New Town,
Chemung county, N. Y.

Children, by first wife Mary.

542 Mary,5 b. Sept. 22, 1757; d. June 6, 1759.

*Col. Joseph Cilley was the frraiulfather of Senator Joseph Cilley, who clieil in Xipttiii";-
ham, N. H., 1888, at the aoe of 97; and of Jonathan Cillev, >I. C. from Maine, who was sliot
in a duel at Bladensburo, Md.. with Wm. Jordan Graves, Feb. 24, 1S38.

t The jiames of John,'Josiah, Ward, Samuel, of Nottinfiham, N. K., was 6(1 days in war of
1812, Ambrose and Joseph Thurston are on the rolls of men from New Hampslnre m the
French and Indian and revolutionary wars. We know not who these men were. There wa,«
a Moses in company of Capt. Reuben Dow of HoUis, N. H., Col. Williim Preseott s regi-
ment, Nov. 20, 1775, as a private, was thought to have been from Hollis.


543 .Mary.' b. Sept. 30. 1759; m. Caleb Johnson, a jeweler in Boston, Mass.; i son.

544 .\lMgail,-' b. Nov. 3, 1761 ; m. Jonathan Powers, a Congregational clergyman,

ordained in l'enol)scot, Me., Aug. 26, 1795, ^^^- ^^'^^- '5> 'Soi ; d. Nov. 8,
1807, aged 45; one son by this marriage, two by a previous one.

545 Joanna,' b. Sept. 15, 1765; m., July 15, 1792, Simon Wiggin ; kept a general

store in K.xeter, N. H. She d. 1840, leaving Sarah Jane (Wiggin), b. Nov.

27. 1S05, and two sons.
546+ James,- b. March 17, 1769; m. Elizabeth Peabody.
547+ William,- b. Sept. 29, 1772; m. Elizabeth Peck.


C.^LEH 'I'MURsroN-* {AbnerT> J atnes,- Daniel^), brother of the pre-
ceding, and son of Abner of Exeter, N. H. ; born 1737; married,
Oct. 7, 1756, Hannah Dudley of Exeter. He settled in Exeter;
was a private in Capt. John Ladd's company from Aug. 19 to
Sept. 24, 1757. He died Jan. 4, 1799 ; she died Nov. 3, 1802, aged 66.


548-f-Caleb,- m. ist, INIary Giiman ; 2d, Anne Wiggins.

549-(-l Dudley,-' m. Betsey Thurston [no. .691 ].

550 Hannah,^ b. Apr. 17, 1765; m. Samuel Hopkinson, b. Nov. 22, 1769, son of
Noyes and Dolly (Scribner) Hopkinson of E.xeter, N. H. He was a hatter
in E.xeter, and d. May zt,, 1853. She was a member of the Baptist church,
as were all her children. She died at her daughter's, Hannah Miles, in
Brooklyn, N. V., Jan. 28, 1859. They had:

551 Samuel, (Hopkinson).

552 Noyes (Hopkinson), b. 1795; d. May 28, 1850.

553 Joseph (Hopkinson), d. in infancy.

554 Hannah (Hopkinson), b. Feb. 25, 1799; m. Miles.

555 Dolly Scribner (Hopkinson), b. Oct. 3, tSoo; m. Harris.

556 Sarah Thurston (Hopkinson), b. June i, 1802; d. Feb. 24, 1875.

557 Harriet (Hopkinson), b. March 22, 1804; m. Smith.

558 Deborah Thurston (Hopkinson), b. March i, 1806; m. Baldwin.

559 Lucy Dana (Hopkinson), b. Nov. 2, 1807; d. April 2, 1S19.

560 Sarah," b. Dec. 27, 1769; m. Philip Bullen of Hallowell, Me.; d. April 2, 1814.
They had a son, b. and d. 1804, and

562 Hannah (Bullen), b. •, 1805; m., 1829, Caleb Hunt; two daughters.

563 Paulina (Bullen), b. Oct. 30, 1807; m., 1S31, Moses B. Bliss; one son.

564 Henry Martin (Bullen), b. May 8, 1S09.

565 Laura (Bullen), b. Nov. 10, iSio.

566 Samuel (Bullen), b. Jan. 2, 1812.
5674-John,-' b. Dec. 13, 1772; m. Susan Durrell.
568-]-Daniel,5 b. Aug. 6, 1776; m. Deborah Folsom.
569-|-Trueworthy,5 1). 1777; m. Priscilla Royal.


Pejer Thurston •♦ (Ab/ier,^ James,'' Daniel'), brother of the pre-
ceding, and son of Abner of Exeter, N. H. ; born there 1739; mar-
ried, Dec. 8, 1 761, by Rev. Timothy Harrington, Dorothy Gate.s,
daughter of Hezekiah.-* John^ Thomas,^ Stephen,' who came from
Norwich, Norfolk county. Eng., and settled in Hingham, Mass., in
1642. He died Dec. 22, 1812 ; she died Feb. 16, 1831, aged 92.

Mr. 'J'hurston was a farmer in New Boston, now South Lancaster,
Mass. ; was engaged in the revolutionary war.

570 Rebecca,-' b. June 30, 1762; m., by Rev. Timothy Harrington, July 12, 1781,
.Amos .Mien of Lancaster; moved into state of New \'ork ; had two or



three sons, one a physician in Philadelphia. She died at Kingsbury, N. V.,

May 27, 1827, aged 65.
57i-|-Gates,5 b. Nov. 6, 1764; m. Elizabeth Pollard.
572 Dorothy or Dolly,-' b. Nov. 6, 1766; m., by Rev. Timothy Harrington, June

12, [789, Josiah Flagg, b. Nov. 12, 1760, son of William and Sarah (Mecom)

Flagg of Boston, Mass. He was a merchant and town clerk in Lancaster;

a member of the L'nitarian church. She died June i, 1835; he died Feb.

II, 1840. They had :

573 \Yilliam (Flagg), b. July 29, 1790; d. at sea Feb. 7, 1806.

574 Sally (Flagg), b. Nov. 19, 1791 ; n.m. ; in So. Lancaster 1880.

575 Dolly (Flagg), b. July 25, 1793.

576 Rebecca (Flagg), b. May 8, 1795; n^- Dodd; d. Aug. 26, 1880.

577 George Washington (Flagg), b. July 31, 1797; d. Oct. 17, 1S19, in Boston.

578 Samuel Ward (Flagg), b. April 22, 1803.
579-( - Peter,-' b. Sept. 23, 1768; m. .Sally .Sweetser.


Moses Thurston + (Moses,^ Stephen,- Daniel^), son of Moses and
Sarah Thurston; born June 10, 1730; married, 1755, Elizabeth
Clifford, born Aug. 12, 1735. He died Aug. 23, 18 12, aged 82 y.
2 m. 2 d. ; she died Dec. 24, 18 17, aged 82 y. 4 m. 12 d.

In 1769 Moses Thurston, with John Ladd, commenced the settle-
ment of Unity, N. H., as a farmer. Soon after they were destitute
of food, and he went to Walpole barefoot, guided by spotted trees,
bought two bushels of corn, had it ground, and carried it home,
twenty-five miles, on his back. He said he never felt happier than
when his family sat down to that meal of pudding and maple molas-
ses. He was a man of iron frame and Mdll. He officiated in all the
town offices at different times. In the French and Indian war he was
in Capt. John Allcock's company. Col. Peter Gilman's regiment, from
Sept. 22 to Nov. 14, 1755. He was sergeant in a company of which
Lieut.-Col. John Hart was captain, in Col. Nathaniel Meserve's regi-
ment, from May i to Oct. 12, 1756. In an account of the sums paid
by Capt. Samuel Leavitt, muster-master and paymaster of the forces
raised out of Col. Atkinson's regiment for the Canada expedition,
1759, he enlisted March 25, and received 3^ 7s. 6d. He was in
Capt. Jacob Tilton's company. Col. John Goffe's regiment, from
April 26 to Nov. 27, i860. We cannot ascertain how long he served
as a private in the revolutionary army, but he was second lieutenant
in company 5, Col. Benjamin Bellows' regiment, raised for the relief
of Ticonderoga, the last of June, 1777; but as that fortress surren-
dered July 7, they arrived only in time to swell the army on its re-
treat. It appears from the " Report " that this regiment was not at
the battle of Bennington, altho another one under the same colonel
was there. War with France being anticipated. Gen. John Sullivan,
then "president" of New Hampshire, gave Moses Thurston a com-
mission as colonel March 9, 1787.

580 Sally,5b. in Stratham, N. H., Feb. 6, 1756; m., Sept. 13,1774 or 75,
Bailey of Dracut, Mass. He was a farmer, settled in Corinth, \ t., d. Sept.
5, 1837 ; she d. Sept. 12, 1853, aged 97 y. 7 m. 7 d. They had :

581 Mary (Bailey), b. Feb. r2, 1776.

582 Amanda (Bailey), b. March 35, 1777.

583 Jesse (Bailey), b. Feb. 9, 1779.

584 Elizabeth (Bailey), b. March 12, 1781.

50 'rnuKSTox genealogies.

585 I'hinehas (liailey), 1). July 13, 17S3.

5S6 l\hod;i (Hailey), h. Sejit. 26, 1785; m., in Corinth, Jan. 26, 1804, Capt.

Jolm Ford. She lived with her husband on the farm 63 year.s, and was

the mother of 16 children ; .she d. Sept. 7, 1869.

587 Dolly (Hailey), b. April 5, 17S8.

588 Alotty ( Hailey i, b. May 26, 1790.

589 I'olly (Hailey). b. Aug. 8, 1792.

590 Sarah (liailey), b. Dec. 27, 1794.

591 Abial (Hailey), b. Feb. 11, 1798.

592 Fermeiia (Hailey), b. Aug. 12, iSoi.
5934-1'hinehas,' b. in tapping, N. H., Jan. 7, 1758; m. Polly Wood.
594-|-Moses,5 b. Jan. 18, 1760; m. ist, Jane Spaulding; 2d, Polly

595 Anna ' b. in Nottingham, N. H., Jan. 25, 1762; m.. May i, 1782, .Samuel
Hurd, b. in Killingworth, Ct., Nov. 12, 1758, son of .Samuel and Lydia
(Wilcox) Hurd of Newport, N. H. He was a farmer in Newport; deacon
in the Cong, church, and d. Mar. 8, 1826; she d. May, 1835. i hey had:

596 Lydia (Hurd), b. F'eb. 16, 17S3; d. Jan. 30, 1793.

597 Anna (Hurd), b. Oct. 23, 17S6; m. Zadoc Bowman; she died 1832; had

seven children, who all emigrated to Illinois 1843.

598 Asenath (Hurd), b. Aug. 27, 1787; d. Nov. 8, 1787.

599 A daughter, b. and d. Aug. 26, 178S.

600 Samuel (Hurd), b. .Sept. 29, 17S9; d. Jan. 17, 1793.

601 Parmenas (Hurd), b. Sept. 3, 1790; m. Sophia Dean; d. June, 1877;

three children.

602 Samuel (Hurd), b. Nov. 30, 1792; m. Mary Ann Corbin; d. Aug. 5, 1826;

one child.

603 Lydia (Hurd), b. Sept. 13, 1795; "^•' ^^.r. 7, 1815, Moses Chapin, b. Apr.

25, 1790, son of Phineas and Elizabeth Chapin of .Somers, Conn. They
resided in Newport, N. H. .She d. Feb. 23,1837. They had : Marian
(Chapin), b. Oct. 9, 1816. Charlotte Harriet (Chapin), b. Mar. 17, 1818,
m., and resides in W. Brattleboro, Vt. Samuel Hurd (Chapin), b. Feb.
6, 1S20, resides in Dover, N. H. Rhua (Chapin), b. F'eb. 4, 1822. Lucy
(Chapin), b. Dec. 25, 1823, resides in Springfield, 111. Sophronia (Cha-
pin), b. July 24, 1825. Justina Melross (Chapin), b. Mar. 5, 1828. So-
phia (Chapin), b. Mar. 10, 1830. Augusta P. (Chapin), b. May 9, 1S32.
Arlington Moses (Chapin), b. Nov. 2, 1834.

604 Reuel (Hurd), ( twins, born ( d. Dec. 2, 1803.

605 Rua (Hurd), j Feb. 4, 1798; j m. Parmenas Whitcomb; d. 1864; 3 chil,

606 Paulina (Hurd), b. July 23, 1801 ; m. David S. Newell of Lebanon, N. H. ;

no children living.
607 Klizabeth,5 b. in Deerfield, N. II., March 23, 1764; m., about 1785, John Ayer
of Corinth, Vt. They had :

608 Klisha (Ayer), a soldier in the war of 1812.

609 Warren (Ayer), b. July 25, 1788; m. Esther Moody of Vt. They had:

F:iizabeth (Ayer), b. Mar. 2, 1808; m. Merrill, lived in Ulysses, Pa.

Warren (Ayer), b. May 28, 1810; m. Polly Layton; lived in Apalachin,
N. Y. Isaac (Ayer), b. April 11, 1814. F^sther (Ayer), b. Apr. 9, 1824.
John (Ayer), d. in 1832.

610 John (Ayer), b. July i. 1790; m., July 6, 18 14, Mary George of W. Fair-

lee, Vt. ; a farmer; F'ree Baptist. He died in Pike, Bradford county,
Pa., July 7, 1852; she died at the same place Sept. 25, 1S50. They had:
Micah George (Ayer), b. Jan. 23, 1816; m., June, 1843, Lydia Ann Al-
len; d. in Chicago, July 12, 1849. John (Ayer), b. June 25, 1818; m.,
Oct., 1844, Harriet Wood. Lucy Ring (Ayer), b. Sept. 3, 1S19; m., Jan.
15, 1839, Geo. W. Wells. Elbridge Nelson (Ayer), b. Nov. 13, 1820; d.
at Chicago, July 14, 1849. Mary (Ayer), b. F^eb. 16, 1822; m., Oct. 29,
1S46, Homer Wells; living in Le Raysville, I'a. lilizabeth Thurston
(Ayer), b. Sept. 16, 1823; d. Jan. 12, 1825. Martha (Ayer), b. Feb. 22,
1825; m., July 15, 1854, Alonzo Whitehead; he served in the army two
years. Samuel (Ayer), b. July 26, 1826; d. Aug. 15, 1828. Warren
(Ayer), b. Aug. 4, 1828; m., July, 1858, Ann Eliza Wood; enlisted in
r864, and served till the close of the war; live in .\lbany, Pa.

611 Lucinda (.\yer), m. John Hurkc.

612 Isaac (.\yer), a soldier of 1812 ; d. in Ohio.

Page 5°. "o. 607: Elizabeth Thurston, b. March 23, 1764; m., about 1785, John

Ayer, a farmer in Corinth, Vt. Children :
Elisha (Ayer), a farmer in Ohio, was in the war of 1812.

Warren (Ayer), b. July 6, T788; a farmer, Free Baptist in Corinth; m., March,
1807, Esther Huldah Moody; he d. March, 1830; she d. July 4, 1877, hav-
ing had :
Elizabeth Thurston (Ayer), b. March 2, 180S ; m., Jan. 11, 1831, Erastus Merrill,
b. in New Hampshire, 1808, a farmer in Ulysses, Penn. ; he d. Mar. 2, 1882 ;
she d. April 20, 1892. They had:
Warren Ayer (Merrill), b. in Warren, Penn., 1831 ; d. in Ulysses, May, 1851.
Obadiah (Merrill), b. do., July 22, 1833; a farmer in Ulysses; m. Sarah Brad-
ley, and had Alexander (Merrill), b. Nov. 8, 1873, d. July g, 1874; Arthur
(Merrill), b. May 16, 1878.
Harriet Elizabeth (Merrill), b. do.. May 7, 1836; m. Nelson Kimball; she d.

in Ulysses, June, 1883, having had Esther (Kimball).
George Washington (Merrill), b. in Ulysses, April 20, 1838, where he is a car-
penter; m. Amelia Kidney, and had Henry (Merrill), b. Oct., 1868, d. Aug.
17,1879; Herbert Leroy (Merrill), b. Jan. 13, 1874; Maud (Merrill), b.
Oct. 24, 1882.
Lyman (Merrill), b. Feb. 16, 1S40; a carpenter in Ulysses, served as corp. in
the 149th Penn. reg. in the war against the rebellion; m., March 27, 1870,
Amelia A. Talbot, b. in Lafayette, Penn., May 25, 1848.
Esther (Merrill), b. Jan. 13, 1S45; "i-, Oct. 7, 1867, Caleb Lewis Gridley, a
farmer in Ulysses, and had Cora Bell (Gridley), b. May 13, 186S, d. June
5, 1S79; Warren Erastus (Gridley), b. 1874 ; Hattie Bell (Gridley), b. 1881 ;
Freddie Lyman (Gridley), b. 1887 I Louis Caleb (Gridley), b. 1889.
Warren (Ayer), b. May 28, 18 to; a farmer, and elder in the Pres. .church in Un-
ion, N. Y.; m., 1832, Polly Ann Layton ; he d. full of honors, loved and la-
mented by every one who knew him, June 24, 1890, having had:
Emeline (Ayer), b. NoV. 14, 1833; a Presbyterian.
Esther (Ayer), b. Nov. 6, 1835; m., Jan. 13, 1857, Thomas J. Ross, a farmer

and Presbyterian in Vestal, N. Y.; he d. May 29, 1882.
Caroline R. (Ayer), b. Jan. 9, 1838 ; m., 1867, Harry Adams, a farmer in Broome
Co., near Binghamton, moved to San Francisco, where she d., Dec. 14, 1878.
Josephine (Ayer), b. Sept. 9, 1841 ; d. Oct. 4, 1851.
Isaac (Ayer), b. in Corinth, Mar. 11, 1814; a farmer and shoe dealer in Apala-
chin, N. Y. ; m. Mary Ann Thurber; he d. Feb. 17, 1884, having had:
Adelaide (Ayer), b. in Little Meadows, Penn., Dec. 18, 1839 ; m., March 3, 1861,
James P'inley Camp, a large farmer and banker in Laporte City, la. ; both
members of the Presbyterian church. They have Margaret L. (Camp), b.
Dec. 30, 186 1 ; m., June 5, 1890, Buson S. VVasson, in Laporte City, and
have Harold Jesse (Wasson), b. in Laporte City, Apr. 24, 1891 ; Leroy H.
(Camp), b. Feb. 19, 1863, n.m. ; Harry Finley (Camp), b. ^lay 29, 1S68,
n.m. ; Robert Plnley (Camp), b. Feb. 27, 1874; Anna Ayer (Camp), b.
June 6, 1875.
• Dr. Warren Leroy (Ayer), b. June 6, 1843; a physician in Owego, N. Y.; grad.
from the Long Island college hospital 1868, served in the 109th N. Y. reg.,
and as ist lieut. in the 127th N. S. C. T. in the war against the rebellion;
a Presbyterian; m., Dec. 20, 1871. Sarah Dwight, b. in Windsor, N. Y-,
Oct. 17, 18150. They have Laura Dwight (Ayer), b. Oct. 14, 1873; Kessie
Amelia (Ayer), b. Sept. 7, 1879; Helen Dwight (Ayer), b. May 11, 1884.
Esther Pluma (Ayer), b. in Warren, Penn., April 11, 1821 ; m., March 16, 1S42,
Nathan Camp Kinney, a speculator in Owego, d. Jan. 21, 1873, and she
lives with her da., Mrs. Mitchell. They had Dora E. (Kinney), b. Nov. 8,
1844; m., May 14, 1863, Frank B. Cafferty, a stock raiser in Owego, and had
Freddie L. (Cafferty), b. April 28, 186S, a railroad man in Hornellsville, m.,
in Camden, N. J., Feb. 18, i890,*Pharazina- Bautch; Ida L. (Cafferty), b.
May 18, d. Aug. 16, 187 1 ; Charles F. (Cafferty), b. June 28, 1874; Nathan
K. (Cafferty), b. Sept. 5, 1879. I^^ Josephine (Kinney), b. Oct. 19, 1857; m.,
Aug. 13, 1879, e.x-alderman James Washington Mitchell,* b. in New Ha-
ven, Conn., Aug. 11, 1840, has charge of the boring mills of the Otis Ele-
vator Works in Yonkers, N. Y., and had Warren Kinney (Mitchell), b.
June 30, d. July 26, 1886.
John Elisha (.^yer), b. Feb. 2, 1830; d. 1835.
John (Ayer), b. July i, 1790; a farmer and Free Baptist in New Albany, after in
Pike, Penn. ; m., July 6, 1814, Mary George of West Fairlee, Vt. ; he d. July 7,
1852 ; she d. Sept. 25, 1850. They had :
Micah George (Ayer), b. Jan. 23, 1816; m., June, i ^43. Lydia L. Allen; he d. in
Chicago, 111., July 12, 1849.

*Son of James Washington Mitchell, h. in Kilmarnock, Scotland, Dec. 20, 1709; came

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