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^. 1740, and he died Aug:. 6. 1740. aged forty-eight
"\car.s. His widow fUed prior to March 25. 1782, at
whieii date letters of administration were granted
n|K)ii lier estate to Jonathan, the eldest son.

\'cach Williams, born April 23, 1727, baptized
.\l)ril 29, 17-27. in Lebanon, was married Oct. 12.
175^, to Lucy W'alsworth. born Dec. 3, 1732, fourth
daughter of William and Mary I Avery) W'als-
worth, of Groton, Conn. He resided in Lebanon
from birth until death, and the names of both him-
.sclf and wife appear on the records of the Third
(or Goshen) Church as admitted to membership
Xov. 24, I77<'>- He was captain of a company of
Connecticut Colonial militia, and for the fourteen
consecutive years from 1765 to 1778, inclusive, was
townsman or selectman, together with Jonathan
Trumbull, governor of the Colony. William Will-
iams, signer of the Declaration of Independence,
Hon. Joshua West, Capt. Seth Wright, and one or
two others, who constituted the remaining members
of that board during the greater part of this period.
Here, at the home of the governor of the Colony
and of the speaker of the Colonial House of Repre-
sentatives, at a time when all was busy preparation
in anticipation of an eventful war, it may be pre-
sumed those called into the service of the town were
its most patriotic and representative citizens. He
was deputy to the General Court of Connecticut in
17S5. His last will and testament bears date of
( )ct. 2~, 1795, and his death occurred .Sept. 11,
ifv)4, at the age of seventy-seven. His wife Lucy
died Aug. 10, 1795, a,ged sixty-two years.

William Williams, born Aug. 2, baptized Aug.
8, 1762, in Lebanon, married May 20, 1784, for his
first wife, Lydia, daughter of Samuel Williams, of
Lebanon. She died June 22. 1790, aged twenty-six.
He married, in 1793, for his second wife, Lydia,
daughter of Joseph Loomis, of Lebanon. William
Williams was a farmer in Lebanon, and served as a
member of the House of Representatives in the
Connecticut Legislature, session of 1813. He died
Nov. 5, 1818, aged tifty-six. His widow, Lydia,
died in Lebanon, Xov. 5. i86i, aged ninety years.

Dr. W'illiam Chauncey Williams, born Oct. 23.
1800, was baptized Jan. 25, 1801, in Lebanon. He
married, June 7, 1827, Julia White Cook, daughter
of Aaron Cook, of Ashford, Conn. He was a phy-
sician, and was entered as a student of medicine,
about 1820, with Dr. Stephen Hubbard, of Pom-
fret, Conn. He was an undergraduate in the ^^ed-
ical Department of Yale College i.i 1821-22, and re-
moved in 1829 to Manchester, Conn., where he re-
mained in active practice until his death. He re-
ceived the degree of M. D. from Yale College in
'841. _ He died Oct. 6, 1857, aged fifty-six years,
and his widow died July 19, 1875. aged sixty-seven.

I^r. William Cook Williams, the subject of this
sketch, received his preparatory education at Willis-
trin Seminary, Easthampton, ^lass., and was grad-
uated from the Yale Medical School in 1850. On
June 19, 1850, he married Lucinda, daughter of

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Beman Fairchild. of Brookfield. Conn., a desceiuhint
of Thomas Fairchild, one of the first settlers of
Stratford, Conn. Their children were William Ed-
ward, who died at the a.ge of twenty-one years ;
George Clinton Fairchild and Elizabeth Julia, both
of whom are living.

Innnediately after his graduation Dr. Williams
began the practice of medicine in New Hartford,
Conn. In 185 1 he removed to New Milford i^nd
thence, in 1854, to Cheshire, where he remained in
active practice through the remainder of his life.
The following remarks concerning his professional
career are quoted from the "Obituarv Record o£
Graduates of Yale L'niversity," published in June,,
1894: "He had by far the most extensive practice of
all physicians ever located in that place (Chesliire),
including a large clientele in all the surrounding
towns. His success in his profession was phenom-
enal, and he left the remarkable record of having
never lost an obstetrical case in all his long career.
He was gifted with the faculty of inspiring pa-
tients with confidence in bis skill, while his geniality
and cheerfulness made him welcome in the sick
room as a friend as well as a physician." In his
method of practice he was liberal, and did not limit
his resources for the treatment of disease by alle-
giance to any of the "schools" of medicine.

In other respects he was equally broad-miiuled
and progressive. He never interested himself in
politics and would not accept political office, but
was among the foremost in supporting and encour-
aging all measures for the public welfare and for
the benefit of his town. In the early years of his
residence in Cheshire he took a lively interest in
public matters. He was active in the religious-
work of the Congregational Church, of which he
was a member, and he bore a prominent part in the
organization and maintenance of a Young Alen's-
Christian Association under the auspices of which;
courses of lectures were delivered — an organiza-
tion wdiich made, in many ways, a marked beneficial,
impress upon the young men of that time. He de-
livered lectures on anatomv and physiology at the
Episcopal Academy of Connecticut, and contributed
articles to the public press. He was the means also
of securing to Temple Lodge, Xo. 16, A. F. & A.
M., the restoration of its charter, which was sur-
rendered during the dark days of free-masonrv in
this country, and he was the first master of that
lodge after the charter was restored. During his
later years, as the demands of an extensive practice
absorbed his time and bore heavily upon him, he
withdrew from other affairs and devoted his ener-
gies exclusively to his professional work. His de-
votion to duty was absolute. He rarely took a vaca-
tion. With him the interests of his patients were
first and personal welfare a secondary considera-
tion. Despite the wearing effects of much contin-
uous work, he was always cheery and jovial, never
failing in sympathy for the suffering, and ever
ready with jest or anecdote to cheer the dispirited



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and to brighten the irksome days of convalescence.
He was a trustee of the Masonic ^[utual Benefit As-
sociation of Connecticut, a director in various busi-
ness enterprises, and. to the time of his death, post
surgeon and medical examiner of his district. On
May i8, 1894. he died of septicemia, contracted in
the course of professional work. He was a "beloved
physician," and he will be long remembered as 'an
able and conscientious physician, a wise and trust-
ed counselor, a tirm friend, a genial companion, and
a moral and upright man.

RANSOM CHIPMAN (deceased) was in his
day one of the most progressive and highly re-
spected residents of Waterbury. He traced his de-
scent from one of the earliest of the Xew England
Colonists.

Thomas Chipman, the first of this family to come
to America, was born in Dorchester. England, in
1570. John Chipman. his son, was born in the same
place, and came to America in 1630. In 1646 he
here married Hope, daughter of John Howland,
and granddaughter of Gov. John Carver, the two
last named passengers on board the famous "May-
flower." Twelve children were born to this union.
John Chipman was an elder in the church at Barn-
stable, Mass., and was a deputy, or representative,
to the General Assembly of the Colonies. Deacon
Samuel Chipman, of Barnstable, son of John and
Hope (Howland), was born in 1661, and died in
1723. His son, Samuel Chipman, also called "Dea-
con," of Barnstable, was born in 1680, and died in
1780. John Chipman, of Stratford, Conn., was born
in 1728, son of Deacon Samuel (2), and his son, Jo-
seph Chipman. was the father of Samuel Chipman.
Samuel Chipman became the father of eleven chil-
dren, including Sherman B. and Daniel L. Chipman,
of Waterbury (whose sketches are given in full else-
where), and Ransom Chipman, whose name stands
at the opening of this memoir, and who, it will be
seen, was of the eighth generation of the Chipman
family in America.

Ransom Chipman was born in 1819, in what is
now called Town Plot, and passed his early days on
the home farm. He began the active business of
life by making regular trips to New Haven with his
father, Samuel Chipman, who was then a stage
driver to that city. }vlany thousands of dollars
were in this manner transferred to New Haven,
there being at that time no bank in ^^'aterbu^y.
When he was about thirty-five Air. Chipman en-
tered the employ of Holmes, Booth & Havden,
manufacturers, and for twenty-five years was fore-
man of the rolling department of their immense con-
cern, a reliable indication of his steady-going habits
and executive ability.

Ransom Chipman was twice married. By his
first wife, Charlotte Ilurd. of Newtown, Conn., he
had three children, viz.: Harriet R., who married
George Spcer, of Bridgeport; Edgar H., foreman in
Holmes. Booth & Hayden's factory, Waterbury; and



Charlotte M., who married HoUis D. Segur, of Wa- I
terbury, a native of Suffield, antl a representative of /
one of the oldest families in New England, the Se- (
gurs having been among tlie early settlers of Hart- j
ford. Airs. Charlotte ( Hurd ) Chipman died, and in j
1857 Ransom Chipman wedded, for his second wife, I
Martha Beach, who was born in Hartland, Conn., a \
daughter of Elias and Betsie (Hayden) Beach, both I
also natives of Hartland. Col. Nathaniel Hayden, |
father of Mrs. Betsie Beach, was colonel of his train-
ing district, and was quite a prominent agriculturist.
He married Sallie Ransom. The Beach family de-
scended from \\'illiain Beach, who settled in Amer-
ica in 1640; Elias Beach was a son of Zopher, who I '
was bom in Goshen, Conn. To the second marriage |
of Air. Chipman no children were born.

Mr. Chipman was a devout member of the Aleth-
odist Episcopal Church, and for many years was a
trustee of the society. He died in this faith Oct. 31,
1884, and no citizen's decease was ever more deeply
deplored by the residents of Waterbury. Possibly
no more fitting tribute can be paid to his memory
than the following obituary notice, published in the
Waterbury American immediately after his demise:

'Tn the death of Ransom Chipman his wife loses
a good husband, his children a kind and faithful
father, and the community at large a generous and
faithful citizen. Ever ready to give in a good cause,
hundreds have reason most substantial for blessing
his memory. In the beautiful Riverside cemetery
we have laid away all that remains of our loved
friend — the friend of the poor, and the man whose
life will in many respects serve as a worthy model
for the youths of to-day. Peace to his ashes, blessed
be his memory."

The honored widow of Air. Chipman still makes
her residence in Waterbury, and is passing her days
in retirement, surrounded by a host of loving friends,
and devoting her time to acts of kindly charity.

RICHARD WOODWARD (deceased), for
many years a highly respected citizen of East Haven,
was a native of that town, born Jan. 17, 1815, in the
house now occupied by his daughter.

Hezekiah Woodward, his father, was born on
the same farm Jan. 13, 1763, it being the home of
the grandfather, who was born in 1742. The latter
was a grandson of Rev. John Woodward, who was
graduated from Cambridge College in 1693, and
was ordained a minister Dec. 6, 1699. Both the fa-
ther and grandfather of our subject took up arms
against the mother country and aided the Colonies
in achieving their independence during the Revolu-
tionarv war. Hezekiah Woodward married Asenath
Bradley, who died in the fall of 1854, and his death
occurred Alay 21, 18 15.

Throughout his active business life Richard
\^'oodward engaged in fanning upon the old home-
stead in East Haven, and he was numhered among
the leading and prominent citizens of that town. He
married Aliss Annie AI. Potter, who was born June



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1- iSi^. a (laughter of James Potter. She died in
('„.,,■■_' 11^55. and Mr. Woodward departed this
Uic \ii>j- 25, 1855. To them were born three chil-
.'rrif .Marv A., who is mentioned below; George
K who served for three years as a member of the
;«.ili I'omi. V. I. during the war of the Rebellion^
uiKJ died in 1867; and James, who died at the age of
srti) years.

(h\ May 9. iSfio, Mi;s Mary A. Woodward was
nniioil in marriage with Collis B. Granniss, who
ua* lH)rn Xov. 13, 1830, on the farm in East Haven
where his brother Lyman now lives, and is now suc-
.•< - siully engaged in dairy farming on the old \\'ood-
Nvard liomcstead. He has served as school treasurer
f.>r several years, and for fifteen years has been a
deacon in the Congregational Church, of which he
,-iiid his wife are active and prominent members.
They have one child, Mary W., who was born Aug.
H), 1867, and was married Oct. 27, 1891, to Andrew
1'. Allen, who was born Sept. 24, 1861. This union
lias been blessed by one daughter, Estelle M., born,
June 18, 1893, in New Haven. Mr. Allen resides
Avitii Mr. and Mrs. Granniss, aiding in the operation
t>f tlie farm. The family are widely and favorably
kni>wn, and are quite prominent in the communitv
where they make their home.

DrULKV FA^HLY. (I) William Dudley,
".Mc lit the original settlers of Guilford, and a signer
».>f tlic i'lantation Covenant, was born at Richmond,

< 'iiumy nf Surrey, England. He was a member of
Rev. Henry Whitfield's Church and parish at Ock-
ley, in Surrey, where he married Aug. 24, 1636,
-Miss Jane Lutman. They came with Air. Whitfield's
eiini])any to America in 1639, and their eldest child,
William, was born at sea, during the voyage. On
ilieir arrival at Guilford they established their home
mi the east side of what is now Fair street, where
Dr. R. D. West now lives. Williain Dudley's home-
li>t contained three and one-fourth acres, and he had
;iiso considerable outlying land. He was a farmer
as appears by his will and inventory. He died
March 16, 1683-84, and his wife on May i, 1674
.'1 iiey had five children : ( i ) Deacon William, born
•It sea June 8, 1639, died in Alay, 1701 ; he mar-
rid Xov. 4, 1661, Mary Stow. He removed i"
J''7o to Saybrook, Conn. (2) Joseph, sketch of
wliom follows. (3) Ruth, born April 20, 1645,
nurricd June 20, 1664, John Whittlesey, of Say-
''f'"'k. (4) Deborah, born Sept. 20, 1647, died in

< Kt.ilK.T. 1681. In June, 1671, she married Eben-
<-.'rr Thompson, who died in May, 1674. They had
■«■■> chil.lren — jabez, bom Oct. 16, 1672; and John,
'•■m in November, 1674. She married for her sec^
•■«'J liu4>anfl Thomas Scranton, who died Xov. 10
• 7". -'tn"! they had two children — Samuel, who
:!i.irrir.l l%lizalreth Bishop, and Hannah, who mar-
r. -d J..^epli Kvarts. (5) There was another child,
■■■ iiii-<- name is not known.

(11,1 Jnseph Dudley, second son of William and



Jane (Lutman) Dudley, was born at Guilford April
24, 1643, 'in'J 'J'cd there June 3, 1712. He married
Oct. 6, 1670, Ann Robinson, daughter of Thomas
and Mary Robinson. He was a cooper by trade, also
a farmer, and owned part of a sawmill which he be-
queathed to his son Caleb. He lived, probably, on
•the homestead of his father on Fair street. His fa-
ther mentions him in his will as follows : "I give
and bequeathe to my son Joseph Dudley, all my
housings and lands and rights of lands in Guilford,
,etc." In 1691 he was chosen by the town "for the
•making of coffins on all occasions of death." At the
time of his death the inventory of land, distributed
to his six sons as designated by his will, amounted
to £751, los, 6d. JMovables, ii66, 155, 6d. Joseph
Dudley havl nine children: (i) Joseph, born June
ji, 1671, died Feb. 22, 1726. He married July 27,
1704, Abigail Hubbard. (2) Benjamin, twin of
Joseph, died Feb. 23, 1720; he married Jan. 5, 1703,
Tabitha Avered. (3) Caleb, sketch of whom fol-
lows. (4) Joshua, born Dec. 17, 1674, died Jan.
29, 1750; he married Oct. 20, 1712, Sarah Perry, of
Stratford. (5) Miles, born Dec. 17, 1676, died
Aug. 10, 1753; he married Jan. 23, 1706, Rachel
Strong, daughter of Thomas Strong, of North-
ampton, Alass. She died Jan. 4, 1769, aged ninetv-
three. (6) William, born Oct. 18, 1684, died Feb.
e8, 1 761 ; he married Ruth Strong, daughter of
Thomas Strong, of Lyme; she died Sept. 18, 1743;
and he married (second) Widow Rebecca Fisk,
daughter of Joseph Elliot. (7) Anna, born in 1687,
died April 27, 1687. (8) Mary married Joseph
Wright, of Colchester, Conn. (9) Mercy married
Josiah Bartlett, of Northampton, Massachusetts.

(Ill) Caleb Dudley, the third son of Joseph and
■Ann (Robinson) Dudley, was born in Guilford in
June, 1673, and died March 20, 1730. He married
June 23, 1700, Elizabeth Buck, of Wethersfield, who
was born June 4, 1676, and died April 14, 1738. She
\was a daughter of Emanuel Buck and Mary ( Kir-
by), and granddaughter of John Kirby, one of the
iirst settlers of Middletown, Conn. Caleb Dudley
was a farmer, and the first one of the Dudley name
who made his home on ''Clapboard Hill," the neigh-
borhood afterward called "Dudleytown." His fa-
ther, in his will, gave him the portion of his real
estate Iving in that vicinity. Caleb Dudley built
his house on what is now (1902) the home-lot of
Joseph E. Dudley (the old house stood a little west
"of Joseph E. Dudley's present home). It was
afterward successively the home of his son Caleb;
grandson Nathaniel; great-grandson John; and the
birthplace of his great-great-grandchildren Hooker,
Elon, John, Horace Dudley and Ruth (Dudley)
Norton, the mother of Deacon J. W. Norton. The
value of (III) Caleb Dudley's estate, as inventoried
after his death, was £2,108.' He had eight children,
seven sons and one daughter: ( i ) Thomas, born
April 23, 1701. died May 22, 1776; he married June
II, 1733, Abigail Seward, of Durham. (2) Caleb,



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sketch of whom follows. (3) Ruth, born Dec. 28.
(1704, died April 13, 1736; she married Z^Iarch 9.
1732, Samuel Evarts (Daniel. Daniel, John). (4)
Daniel, born April 3, 1707, removed to Bethlehem,
Conn.; he married Jan. 20, 1732, Joanna Rose, of
Branford. (5) Josiah, born Aug;-. 30, 1709, died
Oct. 20, 1755; married in 173S Silence Dowd. He
lived at East Guilford. ( 6 ) Samuel, born Dec. 4.
171 1, died Xov. 10, 17S9. He m.arried May 3. 1738.
Jane Talman, dau,2;hter of Dr. Ebenezer and Ann
(Morrison) Talman, and they had but one son,
Samuel, born Xov. 27, 1747, who died Dec. 17, 1819.
he married Hannah Evarts ( fonathan, Jonathan,
James, James, John). Their only son Deacon
Asher Dudley, born April 2. 1770. who died Oct. 2j.
1862, was the father of Maria Dudley, born April
30, 1802, .who married Oct. 13, 1819, Jonathan Par-
melee. Samuel Dudley lived in (and probably
built) the old house now occupied by his great-
great-great-grandson. Charles E. Parmelee, west of
the residence of Herbert E. Parmelee, in the Clap-
board Hill District. ( 7) Xoah, born Aug. 15, 1716,
removed to Roxbury, Conn. ; he married May 28,
1752, Submit Talman, daughter of Dr. Ebenezer
Talman (Dr. Peter, Peter). (8) David, born Xov.
27, 1718, died Feb. 17, 1807; he married Feb. 17,
1742, Mary Talman. daughter of Dr. Ebenezer Tal-
man (Dr. Peter, Peter). They had one son who
died young, and five daughters, one of whom, Anna,
born April 13, 1752, married Timothy Field. They
were the parents of Rev. David Dudley Field, D.
D., born ]May 20, 1781.

(IV) Caleb Dudley, son of Caleb and Elizabeth
(Buck) Dudley, was born in the Clapboard Hill
District, Guilford, X'ov. 20, 1702, and died Oct. 10,
1793. He married May 31, 1739, Hannah Stone,
daughter of Xathaniel and Hannah (Graves) Stone.
He was a farmer, and lived upon the homestead of
his father. Caleb Dudley had tive children, all sons.
The eldest died in infancy, and the others settled near
their parents at Clapboard Hill, (i) Caleb, born
Feb. 24, 1740, died in March, 1740. (2) Caleb (2),
born July 24, 1741, died Sept. 14, 1802. (3) Abra-
ham, sketch of whom follows. (4) Xathaniel, born
Oct. 3, 1745. ched Feb. 21. 1826: he married March
12, 1777. Mary Hart, daughter of Thomas and Con-
currence (Bartlett) Hart. (5) Amos, born Xov.
3, 1747, married Feb. 27, 1771. Mary Evarts, daugh-
ter of Eleazer Evarts ( Samuel, Judah, John). She
died Aug. 23, 1797, aged forty-seven, and on July
15, 1799, he married ( second 1 Deborah (Johnson),
widow of Elon Lee. Oi this family

(V) Caleb Dudley married X'ov. 28, 1764, Han-
nah Evarts, daughter of Eleazer Evarts (Samuel,
Judah, John). She died Sept. 6, 1765, aged twen-
ty-one, leaving one child, ( i ) Caleb, born -A.ug. 28,
1765, who died June 30, 1815. Caleb Dudley mar-
ried (second) Jan. 18, 17^19, Anna Munger, daugh-
ter of Ebenezer, and they had five children: (2)
Hannah, born Oct. 31, 1769, died Feb. 17, 1828



(married Jan. 13, 1790, John Griswold). (3) Anna,
born yia.y 11, 1773, died Aug. 20, 1866 (married
Amos Bartlett: their daughter Ruth, born April 15,
1S02, married Capt. George Bartlett). (4) Ruth,
born July 19, 1777, died June 30, 1S47 (married
Peter Talman). (5) Abel, born Sept. 3, 1781, diod
March 11, 1821 (married Betsey Minor). (6) Hul-
dah, born Oct. 29, 1784, married Timothy Terryl, of
Woodbury, Coimecticut.

(\') Abraham Dudley, son of Caleb and Han-
nah (Stone) Dudley, was born March 2, 1743, an'l
died July 24, 1818. He married Jan. 28, 1773, Dc-
bnrah Cruttendcn, daughter of Joseph Cruttendon
(Joseph, Abraham, Alsraham) and Lucy (Spen-
cer). For some years after his marriage he lived
in the "Sabbath Day House," on the west side of
Guilford Green, near the present home of Rev.
G. W. Banks : but some time between 1785 and
1790 he built and removed to the house nearlv ojj-
posite his father's, now the home of his great-
grandson, Charles A. Dudley. He was a farmer
and weaver.

Abraham Dudley had three children: (i) 'Likv.
i born August 3, 1775, died April 13, 1837: she mar-
ried June II, 1796, beacon Asher Dudley (Samuel,
Samuel, Caleb, Joseph, William). They had two-
children — Horace, born Xov.. 10, 1798, was drown-
! ed July 9, 1810: Maria, born April 30, 1802. wlio
; died April 25, 1893, married Oct. 13, 1819, Jona-
than Parmelee (see sketch of Parmelee family).
(2) Deacon Abraham, born Feb. 2, 1779, died July
I 18, 1852. (3) Joel, born July 13, 1788, died Xov'-.
I 14, 1869. He married Dec. 8, 1814, Harriet Gris-
■wold, daughter of John Griswold and Hannah
(Dudley) (Caleb, Caleb, Caleb, Joseph, William).
' She died Feb. 26. 1849. aged fifty-eight. They had
four children — Hon. Lewis Joel, born Xov. 11.
1815. graduated Yale College in 1838; lived in
X'orthampton, Mass. Henry X^elson, born X'ov. 9.
1818, died Aug. i, 1894: he married Marvette
}kIinor. of Woodbury, and had two children, Kath-
i erine Minor and Harriet Griswold. Mary, born
i Dec. 29, 1820, died July 31, 1892, unmarried. Em-
ily was born Sept. 17, 1825.

(VI) Deacon Abraham Dudley, the eldest son
of Abraham and Deborah (Cruttenden) Dudley,
was born Feb. 2, 1779. and died July 18, 1852. He
married Dec. 8, 1802, Mary Bassett, who was bom
March 10, 1781 (died June 23, 1863), daughter
of Elisha Bassett and Hannah (Stone) (Deacon
Thomas, Xathaniel, Xathaniel, John), of East Guil-
ford (now Madison). Abraham Dudley lived in
the house built by his father, at Clapboard Hill, and
like him was a weaver and farmer. In 1808 he
and his wife united with the First Congregational
Church, of which he was chosen a deacon Aug. 20.
1827; this office he held until his death, almost
twentv-five years later. Deacon Abraham Dudley
had three children: (i) Clarissa, born Dec. 23,
1804, died Dec. 10. 1873; she married Oct. 22, 1834.
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I'varts, of the Niitplains District. (2) George,
vkctcli of whom follow?. (3) Eliza, born March
_• i."nio. (lied May 10, 1894. unmarried.

(\'1I) George Dudley, only son of Deacon
M)raliam and Mary (Bassett) Dudley, was born
N'dv. 30, 1807, and died Dec. 8, 1S69. He married
Mav 3, 1832. Lucy Evarts, who was born May 31,
\i^y}, daughter of Nathaniel and Julia (Parmelee)
I".v.irts, of the Xutplains District, and died Jan. 6,



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