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stitute him the proprietor of one share in the Funds of the Ohio
Company, and that his monies shall be paid into the hands of the
Treasurer and in consideration thereof he will be entitled to and
shall receive a Just Dividend on the lands purchased for the Com-
pany as soon as they are apportioned by the Directors agreably to
the Articles of Association.

Rufus Putnam, Agent."

In 1790 he and other settlers Uved some time in a
great block house called familiarly "Farmer's Castle."
After the conditions were settled he carried on his farm.
He was appointed one of the associate judges of the
county in 1792. Letters from Judge Loring to his father-
in-law, Mr. Ezekiel Howe of Sudbury, are extant, giving
many items of interest to descendants, regarding the
journey west, the Indian troubles, etc.


i, Israel^, b. at Sudbury Feb. 2, 1771; rem. to Marietta, 0.;

rem. in 1803 to Claiborne Co., Miss., then newly settled;

became wealthy; was a Master Mason. He d. unm. at

Port Gibson, Miss,
ii. Charlotte, b. June 12, 1773.

266. iii. Ezekiel Howe, b. at Sudbury Feb. 4, 1776.

iv. Bathsheba, b. at Sudbury July 28, 1780; m. Aaron Waldo
Children (partial list):

1. William Pitt Putnam.

2. Aaron Waldo Putnam, Jr.

V. Daniel, bapt. at Sudbury Feb. 20, 1785; d. soon,
vi. Mary (Polly), bapt. at Sudbury Aug. 5, 1787.

267. vii. Oliver Rice, b. at Belpre, " on Fryday morning last," the

father wrote in a letter dated June 23, 1790.

268. viii. Jesse, b. at Belpre, 0.; said to have been county sheriff.

No descendants of the name known,
ix. Azuba.

116. Caleb^ Loring {Cale¥, Caleb^, John^, Thomas^),
born at Boston January 13, 1764; married first, at Marble-
head February 22, 1789, Ann, daughter of Capt. Jonathan
and Mary (Hichborn) Greely; she was born October


5, 1769, and died August 2, 1819. He married second, in
1821, Jane Tyler, daughter of Rev. John and Mary
(Wheatly) Lothrop, of Boston, born February 5, 1777,
died October 31, 1850.

He was of the firm of Loring & Curtis, merchants.
His autograph may be found on the record of the United
States Bank in 1796. He became a member of the
Boston Marine Society in 1797, and of the Massachu-
setts Humane Society in 1810.

In 1813 he testified before a committee of the Legisla-
ture concerning the impressment of seamen by the
British. He had previously known of but one case ex-
cept where his ships were captured by French as well as
Enghsh. He stated that he took care to ship "only Ameri-
can sailors who had protections" or Danes or Swedes.
He employed about forty seamen annually in foreign trade,
six men to a hundred tons of shipping being the allowance.

He was a man of strong patriotism, "with a love of
truth to which no bond on earth could add any feeling
of obligation, and a stern and uncompromising sense of
justice." Was much respected and honored. He was a
State senator in 1828. He died October 31, 1850.

Children, born in Boston :

i. Caleb^ b. in 1790; d. early.

ii. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 3, 1792; m. Mar. 21, 1816, John Adams

Cunningham, who was b. in Boston Feb. 1, 1789, and d.

May 6, 1838; she d. May 10, 1832.

1. John Adams Cunningham, b. June 13, 1818.

2. Ann Greely Cunningham, b. May 29, 1820; d. Jan.

19, 1870.

3. Caleb Loring Cunningham, b. Nov, 22, 1821; m.

Clementina Trufant; he d. Aug. 11, 1863.

4. Edward Cunningham, b. Feb. 23, 1823; m. Oct. 5,

1858, Frances, dau. of Geo. B. and Helen (Paine)
Cary, who d. Oct. 25, 1909. He d. Nov. 21, 1888.

5. Francis Greely Cunningham, b. Apr. 6, 1824; d. unm.

Nov. 25, 1848.
' 6. Mary Ann L. Cunningham, b. July 13, 1825; d. unm.

Oct. 4, 1847.
7. Frances Cunningham, b. Nov. 3, 1829; d. Apr. 6, 1851.

Caleb Loring

From a Picture by Gilbert Stuart


8. Arthur Cunningham, b. May 27, 1831; m. Mrs. Taylor,
dau. of Jerome Merritt. He d. Oct. 26, 1886.

269. iii. Charles Greely, b. May 2, 1794.

270. iv. William Joseph, b. Oct. 8, 1795.

V. Helen Curtis, b. Mar. 2, 1799; d. in 1838. Was active in
charitable work; founded the Pitt Street (now Bulfinch
Place) Sunday School.

vi. Caleb, b. and d. in 1800.

vii. Francis Caleb, b. Dec. 15, 1805; d. Sept. 9, 1806.

271. viii. Francis Caleb, b. Sept. 19, 1809.

ix. Sarah Frances, b. Aug. 24, 1811; m. Oct. 16, 1834, William
Gray, b. at Boston Dec. 20, 1810, d. Feb. 11, 1892. She
d. Aug. 29, 1892.

1. Mary Clay Gray, b. Sept. 1, 1835; d. Nov. 9, 1837.

2. William Gray, b. July 2, 1837; m. May 3, 1859,

Katharine Hayes Cunningham. He d. Aug. 16,
1886; she d. in Aug., 1891.

3. Francis Gray, b. Nov. 3, 1839; d. Aug. 1, 1857.

4. Isa Elizabeth Gray, b. Aug. 6, 1841.

5. Frances Loring Gray, b. June 14, 1843; m. W. A.

W. Stuart of New York; he d. in 1889.

6. Anna Greely Gray, b. Feb. 20, 1845; she is active in relief

work for wounded and blind soldiers in France in
this war.

7. Florence Gray, b. June 24, 1847; d. Aug. 17, 1859.

8. Edward Gray, b. June 7, 1851 ; was grad. Harv. Univ.

1872; m. Sept. 21, 1875; EUzabeth G., dau. of Franklin
H. and Adelaide W. Story, ae. 19 yrs.; he d. Dec. 14,

9. Ellen Gray, b. Dec. 22, 1854; d. Aug. 8, 1883.

X. Isanna Elizabeth, b. Apr. 4, 1814; d. unm. Dec. 18, 1900.
Was very active in charities ; founded the '' Boston Sewing
Circle," for the relief of soldiers during the Civil War.

118. Edward^ Loring {Cale¥, Cale¥, John^, Thomas^),
born at Boston February 25, 1773; married in 1801
Frances, daughter of Capt. Jonathan and Mary (Hich-
born) Greely, of Marblehead, sister of his brother
Caleb's wife. She survived him and married second
Thomas Curtis, of Boston, who had been her husband's
business partner.

He was a merchant in Boston. He died in 1802.


272. Edward G^eely^ b. Jan. 28, 1802.


119. Joshua^ Loring {Israel*, Cale¥, Johv?, Thomas^),
born at Boston October 12, 1768; married May 17, 1798,
Elizabeth Bradford.

He resided at Boston ; was a merchant and at one time
master of a packet.
He died May 21, 1862.

Children :

i. Joshua Joseph^, b. Dec. 12, 1798; was blind; d. Sept. 1,

ii. John Foster, b. in 1800; d. July 26, 1864. Apothecary;
treasurer Boston and Providence R.R.
274. iii. George Homer, b. in 1804.

iv. Elizabeth B., b. Dec. 24, 1805; d. Feb. 12, 1876.

V. Hannah Williams, b. June 20, 1810; d. Jan. 30, 1899.

vi. Mary Homer, b. Mar. 24, 1812; d. Feb. 5, 1900.

vii. Edward.

viii. William Lamb, a blind man.

ix. Caleb, d. unm. May 23, 1867.

X. Eleanor Chandler.

120. Israel^ Loring {Israel*, Cale¥, John^, Thomas^),
born at Boston in November, 1774; married in 1801
Sarah Laha. Was she the Sarah Loring, born at Ipswich
of Daniel and Mary Newman, who died at Newton
November 30, 1858 ?

He resided at Newton. He died May 19, 1866.


Israel®, d. early.

122. Joseph^ Loring {Joseph*, Cale¥, John^, Thomas^),
born at Boston October 5, 1767; married May 16, 1797,
Susanna (Susan or Sukey) daughter of Stephen and Mary
Hall, born July 24, 1771, died November 6, 1841, aged
sixty-nine years.

He was a shopkeeper on Cornhill in Boston. Was a
sergeant of a company called ''The Prussian Blues"
in 1793; a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artil-
lery; captain of Washington Light Infantry; was the
author of an octavo volume entitled " Facts For Mihtia


Officers." A notary public in 1807; a customhouse
officer; and commissioned colonel in 1812.

Outspoken and perhaps unconcerned as to others'
opinions, he made enemies, and criticisms have come
down. Some ardent friend, however, gave the following
toast July 4, 1807, in Liberty Hall:

*' Capt. Joseph Loring, Jr., the persecuted Republican
soldier. He rises in the estimation of those who love
justice, while his enemies sink into contempt."

He died at Charlestown October 3, 1838.

Children :

i. Henry Hall®, b. Apr. 15, 1798; captain in U. S. Army; d.
at Fort Jessup, Tex., July 16, 1840.

ii, Nathaniel Hall, b. Dec. 17, 1799; an attorney; d. at Charles-
town Dec. 21, 1838.

iii. Mary Hall, b. Feb. 1, 1802; d. unm. Mar. 21, 1883.

iv. George Hall, b. Jan. 11, 1804; merchant; d. at Porto Rico,
Dec. 26, 1832.

123. Benjamin^ Loring {Benjamin^, Benjamin^, Ben-
jamin^, Thomas^), born at Hull July 16, 1731; married
first, in 1751, Elizabeth Bosson, who died the same year.
He married second, in December, 1755, Rachel Wilson.
He married third, January 7, 1779, Eunice, daughter of
Capt. Edmund Soper, of Braintree, who died in 1785.

He was a jeweler in Boston; his house was at the upper
end of Williams Court; was burned in 1762. In Septem-
ber, 1776, he was approbated to keep The Royal Exchange
tavern in King Street, now State Street, at the west cor-
ner of Royal Exchange Lane, across which his signboard
extended. He lost much by the Revolution; served in
home guard in 1777; went to Weymouth and kept
tavern awhile; later returned to the jewelry business.

He died in February, 1798.

Children :

i. Elizabeth^, m. Oct. 27, 1774, WiUiam Gibbs.
ii. Rachel, m. Oct. 8, 1786, Adna Nichols.
276. iii. Joseph, b. in 1759.


iv. Benjamin, b. in 1762; m. July 17, 1783, Elizabeth Bouve.

He d. in 1787.
V. William.

vi. Mercy, m. Capt. Abijah Luce,
vii. John, b. in 1774; a tailor; m. in 1802 Elizabeth Dewit; d.

in 1810.
viii. Deborah, m. Mr. Shaw.

ix. Susan, m. William Turnbull, of Boston and Portland, Me.
X. Sarah, m. in 1787 Nehemiah Whitmarsh.
xi. Fanny, b. about 1780; m. in 1800 Darius Boardman,

124. David^ Loring {David^, Benjamin^, Benjamin^,
Thomas^), born at Hull August 19, 1742; married February
2, 1764, Elizabeth Fairservice; she survived him and mar-
ried second November 2, 1778, Thomas Fennen (Fenecy),
whom she also outlived, and married March 22, 1798,
Capt. Thomas Jenner Carnes. She made her will (re-
siding at West Cambridge) August 6, 1802, bequeathing
to "my 3 grandchildren Eliza, Nathaniel* and David
Loring and their mother Sarah." She died August 16,

He was a shoemaker; sealer of leather for the town of
Boston in 1769, made many shoes for the soldiers of the
British army quartered there. Among the depositions
taken by the city of Boston relative to the "Massacre"
of March 5, 1770, is one by him, expressing the view that
the soldiers of the 29th regiment were "a set of blood-
thirsty men," quoting the remark of a soldier of that
regiment that "it was a planned thing a month before."

He sailed in the privateer Sturdy Decker, Captain
Campbell, in 1777, with one hundred men, which took
several prizes but was lost in 1778 on the coast of France.
The exact date of his death is therefore not known.

Children :

i. Elizabeth^ b. Apr. 10, 1766; m. (1) Capt. Jacob Homer; m.
(2) Mr. Winncck of Vermont; m. (3) Col. Jeduthun
Wellington, of W. Cambridge.
280. ii. David, b. in 1768.

♦Nathaniel, perhaps a clerical error, unless a twin of David.


iii. Sarah H., b. in 1770; m. (1) May 16, 1793, William Baas; m.

(2) Nov, 14, 1802, Oliver Steele, of New Haven,
iv. Mary (mentioned in grandfather's will.)
V. Hannah (mentioned in grandfather's will.)

125. Jonathan^ Loring {David^, Benjamin^, Benjamin^,
Thomas^), born at HuU November 18, 1744; married
Margaret Davidson. She died in 1822.

He was a tailor; resided at Boston. He died in 1800.

Children :

281. i. Jonathan^ b. in 1767.

ii. Margaret, b. in 1770; bapt. Dec. 12, 1773.

282. iii. Henry (twin), b. in 1770; bapt. Dec. 12, 1773.

iv. Elizabeth (Betsey), bapt. Oct. 21, 1772; m. Sept. 4, 1800,

Joseph Jackson.
V. Mary, b. in 1779; bapt. Oct. 21, 1792; m. Sept. 24, 1798,

William Woart.

1. Jonathan Loring Woart, grad. Harv. Coll.; a

clergyman of Tallahassee, Fla.; he and his wife
perished in shipwreck June 14, 1838.

2. John Woart, rector Christ Church, Boston, in 1848.

126. Joseph^ Loring {David^, Benjamin^, Benjamin^,
Thomas^), born at Hull February 17, 1752; married Au-
gust 21, 1777, Anna or Nancy True, who died September
27, 1840, aged ninety.

He was a cooper; resided in Boston. Was culler of
staves and hoops in 1796. Was a lieutenant of Capt.
John Callendar's artillery company in Colonel Gridley's
regiment and on duty from June 3, 1775, two months and
three days. Was in the battle of Bunker Hill; afterward
of Captain Treat's company. Was a prisoner of war at
Fort Washington, L. I.; dangerously ill of smallpox.
Reported these things and was allowed for the claims.
Had the title of captain. He died May 13, 1799.

Children :
i. Nancy^ b. Sept. 19, 1778; d. Feb. 12, 1799*.
ii. John, b. Aug. 9, d. Oct. 10, 1781.
* The Boston Centinel of February 17, 1799, has these lines on her death:
" If beauty, worth and innocence could save
The blooming virgin from an early grave;
She long had stayed on life's sad stage to move,
And angels mourned her absence from above."


iii. Joseph, b. Oct. 10, 1782; d. Sept. 10, 1802.

iv. Sarah, b. Mar. 16, 1785.

V. Margaret (twin), b. Mar. 16, 1785; m. Nov. 25, 1804,

Edward Gray, of New York,
vi. Mary, b. June 10, 1788; m. in 1808 Joseph Simmons,
vii. John (twin), b. June 10, 1788; d. soon.
viii. Sarah, m. (1) Mr. Richardson; m. (2) William Eayrs.
ix. John, b. Nov. 19, 1792; d. in 1793.

283. X. Henry (twin), b. Nov. 19, 1792.

127. Benjamin^ Loeing {David^, Benjamin^, Benjamin^,
Thomas^), born at Hull in 1761; married in Boston Oc-
tober 9, 1785, Ruth Pike, who died in 1845, aged eighty-

He was at Dorchester Heights in the Revolutionary War;
was sergeant of a Boston regiment in 1783. Was an
inspector in Boston about that time. He died of yellow
fever August 5, 1798.

Children :

i. Ruth«, b. in 1787; m. Oct. 8, 1807, Dea. Samuel Beal.

284. ii. William, b. in 1789.

iii. Sarah White, b. in 1792; m. Capt. Timothy House, of the
Boston and Philadelphia packet line.

128. James^ Loring {James^, John^, Benjamin^,
Thomas^), born at Hull July 22, 1770; married first,
April 10, 1798, Mary, daughter of George and Lydia
(Gushing) Gushing, born August 11, 1778, died January
14, 1830. He married second, August 7, 1833, Mrs.
Prudence Glark Morris, daughter of Gapt. Edmund
Hart; she died May 9, 1868.

He was a printer and then a bookseller and publisher.
For many years he issued the Massachusetts Register;
for fifteen years he was editor of the Christian Watch-
man, the organ of the Baptist churches of New England;
was deacon of the church of which Dr. Stillman was pas-
tor. He contributed ten articles to the Chronicle upon
religious toleration. Was for twenty years treasurer of
the Boston Baptist Foreign Missionary Society. Served
upon the town board of health and was one of the over-


seers of the poor. His store at the corner of Washington
Street and Spring Lane, which he had occupied forty-
eight years, passed into the hands of his sons when he
retired from active business. The Boston Post spoke of
him at the time as *'an honest, industrious and success-
ful man, who retired with the respect and competence
to which his character and enterprise entitled him."
He died July 9, 1850.

Children :

285. i. James Speare^,* b. Aug. 6, 1799.

ii. Joseph Gushing, b. Mar. 13, 1801 ; d. Dec. 7, 1803.

ill. George, b. May 24, 1802; was in the business with his father
and brothers; of quiet, literary tastes; he d. unm. Apr.
21, 1868.

iv. Mary, b. May 2, 1804; d. Dec. 6, 1815.

V. Julia Anna, b. May 1, 1806; d. unm. Apr. 25, 1880.

vi. A female child, b. and d. Mar. 16, 1808.

vii. Elizabeth Peirce, b. Feb. 20, 1809; d. Apr. 28, 1811.

viii. Joseph Gushing, b. Sept. 17, 181 i; grad. Waterville Goll. in
1836; d. unm. May 14, 1885.

ix. Elizabeth Peirce, b. Sept. 24, 1813.

X. A daughter, b. Jan. 30; d. Feb. 24, 1816.

xi. Mary NeweU, b. Nov. 26, 1817; d. unm. Apr. 1, 1892.

xii. MatUda WincheU, b. Nor. 3, 1819; m. Oct. 26, 1841, James
G. Swan; he was b. Jan. 11, 1818, d. May 18, 1900; she
d. Dec. 2, 1863.

xiii. Francis Wayland, b. Oct. 10, 1821; d. unm. Sept. 30, 1886.
His estate was administered upon by his grandnephew
Gharles H. Swan; other heirs named were his sister,
Elizabeth P. Loring, his niece, Ella M. Swan, and hia
nephews, Gharles H. Swan and James B. Loring.

130a. Matthew^ Loring {Samuel'^, SamueP, Benjamin'^,
Thomas^), born at Hull December 9, [1761]; married first
(intention January 1, 1786) Agnes E. Floyd, of Boston.
He married second Nancy Bates, who died March 30,
1798, aged 31. He married third, June 13, 1799, Hannah

He was a cordwainer; lived at Boston; in 1796 was the

*So the gentleman recorded his name in the list of his father's children,
in the original manuscript of his " Chronicles or Ancestral Records." It
is only fair to keep that orthography.


public "culler of leather." Was captain of the Boston
artillery company. Was a private in Colonel Crafts'
regiment in 1776. Served on the brig Hazard in 1777
and 1778.

Children :

290. i. William P^ice^ b. about 1795.

ii. Caroline Matilda, b. in 1807; d. July 14, 1862.

291. iii. Francis M., b. Sept. 26, 1811.

292. iv. Joseph B.

V. Hannah B., m. Theodore Abbott,
vi. Sarah, m. Thomas Newcomb.
vii. Jane, d.

viii. Nancy, b. in 1817; d. se. 24.
ix. Ebenezer; d. early.

131. Caleb^ Loring {Samuel^ Samuel^, Benjamin^,
Thomas^), born at Hull August 7, 1767; married first at
Boston May 3, 1792, Mary, daughter of Benjamin and
Dorcas (Adams) Silsbee, born March 1, 1770, died July
30, 1810. He married second January 3, 1811, Mrs.
Love (Hawks) Rand; she died in 1849.

He resided at Boston; was a tin plate worker. Was
captain of an artillery company; member of a Masonic
lodge. Was superintendent of burying grounds in 1810.

He died April 1, 1838.

Children :

i. Mary«, b. Feb. 6, 1793; m. Nov. 17, 1814, Benjamin Silsby.

293. ii. Caleb Gould, b. Jan. 20, 1796.

294. iii. George, b. Mar. 28, 1798.

iv. Harriet, b. Feb. 7, 1800; d. unm. Sept. 28, 1887.

295. V. Edward, b. Dec. 24, 1802.

vi. Annette, b. Aug. 19, 1805; d. Nov. 24, 1863.

296. vii. Henry William, b. Dec. 28, 1807.

297. viii. Samuel.


150. Joshua® Loring {Thomas^, Thomas^, Thomas^,
Thomas^, Thomas^), born at Plympton November 19,
1751; married January 22, 1777, Hannah, daughter of
Shubael Campbell, of Raynham; born July 28, 1752,
died January 10, 1840.

He was one of the Minute Men who marched on the
Lexington alarm. He was sergeant in Capt. Thomas
Turner's company. Colonel Marshall's regiment, June 10
to December 1, 1776; then served in Colonel Robinson's
regiment at Rhode Island, July 26, 1777, to January
1, 1778; afterward lieutenant in Col. John Jacob's regi-
ment through 1778 and 1779 and April 1, 1780.

He was a school teacher, leader of the village choir,
town clerk, assessor. He died, at Easton, on a business
trip, June 18, 1799.

Children :

301. i. Levi^ b. Mar. 19, 1778.

ii. Zilpah, b. Oct. 10, 1779; killed by falling from a bridge over
a rolling dam near her father's house a very dark night,
Jan. 22, 1797.

302. iii. Daniel, b. July 28, 1782.

iv. PoUy, b. Apr. 28, 1785; m. Nov. 9, 1806, Charles Brewster,
of Duxbury.

V, Joshua, b. Jan. 4, 1788; d. unm. Aug. 17, 1864.

vi. Hannah, b. June 1, 1790; m. in 1815 Lewis Ames, of Bridge-

vii. Orpah, b. in Jan., 1793; m. John Curtis, of Stoughton.

151. Melzar*^ Loring {Thomas^, Thomas^, Thomas^,
Thomas'^, Thomas^), born at Plympton June 19, 1755;
married June 12, 1782, Deborah, daughter of Josiah
Cushman, who died July 21, 1801.

He was a private in Captain Turner's company,
Colonel Marshall's regiment, in 1776, and in Captain



Washburn's company, Colonel Brooks' regiment, in 1778,
at Cambridge.

He died June 2, 1831.

Children :

i. Melzar^ b. in Oct., 1782; d. unm. in 1832.

ii. Southworth, b. Nov. 3, 1784; drowned at Saco, Me., Sept.

26, 1808.
iii. Deborah, b. Mar. 25, 1791 ; m. in Feb., 1824, Daniel McLean,
iv. John, b. Apr. 19, 1794; m. Mary Whitten; d., s.p., in Dec,

V. Benjamin, b. Aug. 10, 1796; d. unm. in Sept., 1833.
vi. Robert Bradford, b. Jan. 8, 1799; d. unm. July 29, 1828.

152. Simeon^ Loring {Thomas^, Thomas^, Thomas^,
Thomas'^, Thomas^), born at Plympton December 26,
1762; married June 14, 1792, Rebecca, daughter of
Ephraim Soule; she died February 4, 1848, aged 81 years,
7 months and 11 days.

He enUsted July 8, 1779, and served till January 31,
1780, in Colonel Jacobs' regiment, and in Capt. Elijah
Baker's company, Col. WiUiam Turner, on the march to
Rhode Island in 1781.

"He was an assessor, a Revolutionary pensioner, and
much esteemed."

He died October 25, 1842.

Children :

i. Rebecca^ b. Apr. 3, 1793; m. Sept. 14, 1817, Thomas
303. ii. Isaac, b. Aug. 10, 1799.

163. Braddock^ Loring {Perez^, Thomas*, Thomas^,
Thomas^, Thomas^), born at Duxbury August 21, 1760;
married August 13, 1783, Mary Mathers, of Cambridge,
a native of Scotland, "remarkable for firmness and
dignity." She died in 1846, aged 86.

"Served in Captain Arnold's company. Col. Thomas
Lathrop's regiment, in 1776; in Major Proctor's battalion,
guarding Boston, three months in 1777 and 1778; was
wounded at the battle of Yorktown." (J. S. L.)


He settled at Boston. Was city surveyor in 1805;
member of Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Associa-

He died in March, 1822.

Children :

304. i. Perez^, b. Aug. 21, 1784.

ii. Mary, b. July 4, 1786; m. in 1816 Moses Bond.
304a.iii. Braddock, b. Feb. 1, 1788.

iv. Sarah Freeman, b. Sept. 19, 1789; m. Samuel Tufts.
V. Elizabeth, b. June 26, 1791.

vi. Harriet, b. Oct. 23, 1792; m. (1) Mr. Bond; m. (2) Col.
Michael Roulstone.

305. vii. Charles M., b. May 23, 1794.

306. viii. Samuel, b. Aug. 23, 1795.

ix. Deborah, b. Jan. 6, 1798; m. Shepard Robbins.
X. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 23, 1801; m. Andrew Capen.

154. Freeman^ Loring {Perez^, Thomas^, Thomas^,
Thomas^, Thomas^), born at Duxbury July 25, 1762;
married October 25, 1791, Deborah, daughter of Eliph-
alet and Hannah Bradford, born December 26, 1767.
After her husband's death she removed to Keene, N. H.

He served as a naval seaman at 18 years of age on brig
Dolphin, Capt. David Ingersoll; and afterward on the
sloop Jonathan of Salem; roll endorsed, ''October, 1780,
his age 20 years; stature, 5 feet, 5 inches; complexion,

Resided at Duxbury. Was one of the builders of the
first wharf in town.

He died November 17, 1820.

His epitaph reads:

" A kind companion and tender parent
In life the ways of truth he trod >

And now we trust he lives with God."

Children :

i. Belinda^ b. Dec. 22, 1793.

307. ii. Freeman, b. Apr. 25, 1796.

308. iii. Seth, b. Jan. 11, 1799.
iv. Deborah, b. Oct. 4, 180G.


309. V. Barak, b. Dec. 28, 1802.

310. vi. Rufus, b. June 18, 1804.
vii. Eliza, b. May 1, 1806.
viii. Caroline, b. Nov. 18, 1807.
ix. Cynthia, b, July 23, 1809.

155. Levi^ Loring {Perez^, Thomas*, Thomas^,
Thomas'^, Thomas^), born at Duxburj'- February 13,
1775; married first, February 17, 1802, Joanna, daughter
of Henry Josselyn, of Pembroke; she died April 10, 1805,
aged 24 years. He married second, Sarah, daughter of
WiUiam Brooks, of Scituate; she died April 10, 1838, aged
61 years.

He lived at Duxbury; was a hatter by trade, and a
farmer; a deacon of the Unitarian Church. He died on
the old place February 23, 1864.

Children :

i. A son^ b. Feb. 18, d. Feb. 26, 1803.

ii. Sarah, b. Feb. 19, 1804; d. Aug. 10, 1805.

iii. A daughter, b. and d. July 23, 1808.

iv. Levi Edwin, b. Jan. 2 , 1812; d. Nov. 15, 1835.

V. Sarah Brooks, b. Aug. 20, 1813; m. Jan. 10, 1846, Lewis

Ripley, of Kingston, who was b. June 16, 1806, and d.

May 18, 1892; she d. June 11, 1851.

1. Martha Ripley, b. Nov. 3, 1846; m. Jan. 5, 1870,

Charles Morton Wright, of Plympton. He was for
many years assistant city marshal of Springfield.

2. Sarah Loring Ripley, b. Apr. 14, 1851; m. Sept. 22,

1875, Edward Young Badger, of Newburyport.

Henry Loring Badger, b. Jan. 13, 1887.

3. Henry Lewis Ripley, b. Sept. 16, 1848; grad. Mass.

Inst. Tech.; entered the U. S. Army and has risen
from the ranks to be major of the 8th Infantry

311. vi. Perez, b. Feb. 15, 1817.

157. William^ Loring (William^, Nathaniel*, Thomas^,
Thomas'^, Thomas^), born at Duxbury May 6, 1766;
married at Pembroke December 18, 1794, Judith, daughter
of Isaac and Lydia (Hatch) Little, born February 18,
1771, died at West Roxbury October 5, 1859.


He was a farmer; a justice of the peace. Had a car-
riage on which he paid excise duty in 1798.

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