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at Bennington, at Yorktown and at other places. He was a pen-
sioner of the United States government, and is stated in the printed
list of 1835, to be 95 years old and of Niagara County.

He married Chloe Field, who died of Pleurisy in Greenfield, April
10, 1781, in her 38th year, about four months after the birth of her
youngest child. She was a twin daughter of Aaron Field of Bernard-
ston, whose father Ebenezer Field was slain Oct. 26, 1708, "by the
enemy a going to Deerfield, near ye Maddy Brook." (Gen. Register,
Vol. IX, p. 162.) He was the son of Samuel and grandson of Zach-
ariah Field, one of the first settlers of Hatfield.

Samuel Shattuck married Chloe Field, born Dec. 29, 1743. He
died Dec. 20, 1760. (See Deerfield, Mass. History, p. 158), Scituate,
Mass., by Deane, 1831, p. 49, gives 1659, Samuel Shattuck and
other Quakers.

Children of Samuel and Chloe (Field) Shattuck:

1. Samuel, b. Aug. 15, 1764; m. Prudence Healey.

2. Chloe, b. Nov. 22, 1766; m. Ephraim Leach.

3. Consider, b. Feb. 7, 1768; m. Ann Atherton.

4. Seth, b. Jan. 24, 1770; m. (1) S. Chapin; (2) A. Smith.

5. Lydia, b. Oct. 18, 1771; d. Dec. 8, 1772, ae. lyr., Im., 20d.

6. Lydia, b. Feb. 15, 1773; m. Arad Root.

7. Jesse, b. May 16, 1775; d. Aug. 24, 1777, ae. 2yr., 3m., 8d.

8. Jesse, b. Sept. 21, 1777; m. Mary E. Sargent.

9. Chester, b. Dec. 17, 1780; m. Miriam Stocker.

Reference: "Shattuck Memorials," by Lemuel Shattuck (1855), pp. 57-
61, 71-72, 86, 107, 152.

Summary of Ancestry as follows:

1. William Shattuck, b. England, 1621/2, d. Watertown, Mass., Aug. 14,

1672; m. prob. at Watertown, Mass., abt. 1642, Susanna , b.

, d. Watertown, Mass., Dec. 11, 1686.

2. Dr. Phillip Shattuck, b. 1648, Watertown, Mass., d. June 26, 1722, within

present hmits of Waltham, Mass.; m. Watertown, Mass., Feb. 11, 1680,
Rebecca Chamberlain, b. Billerica, Mass., Feb. 25, 1662, d. 1728.

3. Dr. Joseph Shattuck, b. March 6, 1687, Watertown, Mass., d. May 19,

1729, Watertown, Mass.; m. Oct. 12, 1708, Boston, Mass., Mary Ladd,
of Boston.

4. Samuel Shattuck, b. May 29, 1716, Watertown, Mass., d. Dec. 29, 1760,

Montague, Mass.; m. Dec. 9, 1740, prob. Northampton, Mass., Sarah
Clesson, b. Jan. 10, 1722, prob. Northampton, Mass. Her will is dated
Sept. 14, 1785.

5. Samuel Shattuck, b. Sept. 18, 1741, Deerfield, Mass., d. Sept. Ij 1827,

at Portland, N. Y.; m. Nov. 1764, Greenfield, Mass., Chloe Field, b.
Dec. 29, 1743, Deerfield, Mass., d. April 10, 1781, Greenfield, Mass.

286 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

6. Chloe Shattuck, b. Nov. 22, 1766, Greenfield, Mass., d. Jan. 22, 1845,

Enosburg, Vt.; m. Nov. 17, 1785, prob. Greenfield, Mass., Ephraim
Leach, b. Dec, 1761, d. Feb. 28, 1840, Enosburg, Vt.

7. Tehtius Leach, b. Nov. 21, 1786, prob. Greenfield, Mass., d. Feb. 4, 1864,

Waterville, Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1812, Sheldon, Vt., Sophia Hawlej', b. Aug.
17, 1795, Sheldon, Vt., d. Jan. 7, 1879, Waterville, Vt.

8. Tehtius Hawley Leach, b. March 19, 1813, Enosburg, Vt., d. Sept. 19,

1881, Clinton, la.; m. Feb. 28, 1835, Sheldon, Vt., Orissa Fanton, b.
May 1, 1812, Sheldon, Vt., d. June 24, 1890, Fairfield, Vt.

From here same as Summary of Descendants of Joanna Arms of Yarmouth ,
8th to 10th Generations; Daughters of the American Colonists, 1931, pp. 29-36,
No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of this book.

Descendants of Thomas Sherwood of Sherwood Forest
Thomas Sherwood, born in Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, Eng.,
1586. In 1630, he was living in London, as estabhshed by the record
of the baptism of his son Thomas, in the Parish of St. Michael's,
in that city. He sailed from Ipswich, April 21, 1634, in the ship
"Francis," John Cutting, Master, and landed in Boston, Mass.,
in June of the same year.

List of passengers on Ship "Francis:"
Thomas Sherwood, 48 yrs.
Mrs. Alice Sherwood, 47 yrs.
Anna Sherwood, 14 yrs.
Rose Sherwood, 11 yrs.
Thomas Sherwood, 10 yrs.
Rebecca Sherwood, 9 yrs.

He was accompanied by his wife Alice (nee Seabrook) and four
children: Ann, b. 1620; Rose, 1623; Thomas, 1624; Rebecca,
1625. They landed on Cape Cod and after several years in Massa-
chusetts, came to Weathersfield, Conn., j&nally 1648, settled in Fair-
field, where Thomas Sherwood bought land, 1650. In 1654, he was
Deputy to the General Court. A bill of sale of land to John Haw-
ley by Sherwood, appears on Stamford, Conn. Land Records. In
1650, he bought land at Barlow's Plain, Fairfield, Conn. He was a
pioneer of Rippowams, later called Stamford. In 1654, to 1663,
Thomas Sherwood is spoken of as Ancient Town Clerk of Stratford.
Thomas Sherwood and Thomas Fairchild, Sr., were appointed by
the General Court to draft men in 1654, for the proclaimed Narra-
gansett War. He was a Representative from Sgratford in 1645.
He served as a Deputy with Roger Ludlow, in the General Court,
1650. His wife Alice Seabrook was born 1583, and is said to have
married (second) Lieut. John Banks. She was the daughter of
Robert Seabrook, who came to America with the Sherwoods, settled
at Stratford, and died about 1650, aged 85. Thomas Sherwood

brought with him to Fairfield his 2nd. wife, Mary , by whom

he had six more children. His will is dated July 21, 1655, and proved
Oct. 26, 1655.

References : "Planters of the Common vv^ealth," by Banks, p. 123. "Genealogy
of Conn.," Vol. II, pp. 67, 68.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 287

Summary of Ancestry :

1. Thomas Sherwood, b. England, 1585, d. Fairfield, Conn., 1655; m. Eng.,

Alice Seabrook, b. England, 1683, d. prob. after 1655.

2. Rebecca Sherwood, b. Eng., before 1634, d. ; m. Angell Husted, b:

England, 1620, d. Greenwich, Conn., 1706.

3. Rebecca Husted, v. abt. 1645; m. 1665, Jonathan Reynolds, b. 1636, d.


4. Sarah Reynolds, b. Weathersfield, 1665; m. 1687, Joseph Mead, b. abt.

1657, d. 1714.

5. Jeremiah Mead, b. Zug. 6, 1702, d. Norfolk, Conn., 1742; m. 1725, Hannah

St. John, b. 1703, d. June 30, 1746.

6. Stephen Mead, b. 1728, d. Oct. 18, 1806, of Redding, Conn.; m. Oct, 31,

1751, Rachel Sanford, b. Feb. 12, 1708, d. abt. 1800.

7. Esther Mead, b. Aug. 11, 1760, d. Dec. 22, 1836; m. abt. 1777, Isaiah

Hungerford, b. Dec. 26, 1756, d. Sturbridge, Que., June 16, 1833.

8. Elizabeth Hungerford, b. New Fairfield, Conn., Feb. 7, 1798, d. Jan. 7,

1878; m. April 29, 1821, Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, d. Stan-
bridge, Que., April 15, 1884.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.


In the old records the name is spelled Smith, Smithe, Smeith and
Smyth. It is one of the very oldest surnames, giving precedence to
none, unless it be King.

There is no doubt that the ancestors were of English origin, and
the Matthew which I have designated as 1st came to America from
England, in 1637, and in direct descent there appear nine by that
name alone, the ninth dying unmarried.

Sir Henry Smith (son of Sir Hugh Smith, of Ashton, Somerset,
England) with his wife Elizabeth Gorges came to New England,
1630, as chaplain in charge of fleet with Governor Winthrop. (See
"Compendium of American Genealogy," Vol. Ill, page 683.)

Rev. Henry ^ Smith was born in England. Some say he was the
son of Robert Smith of London, while others claim he was the son
of Erasmus Smith, born about 1540, at Whitcock, died 1616;
married 1576, his second wife, Marjery (Cecil) Cave, widow of
Roger Cave, daughter of Wm. Cecil, Lord Burleigh, Lord High
Treasurer of Queen Elizabeth. He came to Watertown, Mass.,
removed to Wethersfield, Conn., and became the first settled pastor
of the church there in 1636. He married first in England, but we
know nothing about his wife. He married second, Dorothy,
who after his death, married John Russell, father of Rev. John
Russell, who succeeded Henry Smith as minister at Wethersfield.
They moved to Hadley, Mass., where she died in 1694. Henry
Smith was appointed by Governor Winthrop a member of the
General Court of Connecticut in 1636. He was a soldier in the Pe-
quot War, 1637. He died Aug. 9, 1648. (See "Bassett Preston
Ancestry," page 257.)

288 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

Thomas Watson, Esq., one of the principal secretaries to our
most dread Sovereign, Lady Queen EHzabeth and of her Highness
most Honorable Privy Council, May 18, 23 Eliz., proved July 19,
1582. Buried without any charge my good and loving friend Sir
Francis Washington, Knight, brother-in-law. Sir William Winter,
Knight, and Matthew Smith, Esq., my cousin. (See ''Genealogical
Gleanings in England," Vol. I, page 854.)

Ralph 1. Inhabitant 1636.

Henry 2. Married Dorothy ; both admitted church July

10, 1637; perhaps he was the Rev. Henry, of Wethersfield, and
probably was the same Henry who embarked in the Elizabeth with
wife Dorothy, aged 45; daughter Mary, aged 15; and son John,
aged 12, 1635.

Matthew 3. Probably the same who embarked at Sandwich,
County Kent, with wife Jane and four children, 1635; shoemaker;
inhabitant, 1637, Charlestown, Mass., with his son Matthew, herds-
man, 1649 and 1655; town crier, 1657; aged about 72, 1682.
Estate — Had grant of house-plot and four acres beyond Menotomy.

Matthew 4. Son of Matthew 3; admitted church 1 (5) 1643;
town crier 1 (11), 1648-9; married (2) AHce Loader (3) July 14,
1655 or 1665. Issue.:

1. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1658; m. Humphrey Miller (24).

2. Matthew, b. Sept. 2, 1659, at Woburn. Besides others.

Estate— On the list, 1680-1; taxes, 1688. Sells. (See ''Charles-
town Genealogies and Estates," by Wyman, K-Z, page 622, Loader,

John 1, m. Ehzabeth . Issue: John, b. May 20, 1689. John 2

(Loder), m. Mary Ann Goodwin. Alex 3, m. Matthew Smith (4),
1665.) ("King Philip's War," page 132— Captain Loader, Com-
mander on a Voyage to Jamaica, Oct. 2, 1691.)

Matthew Smith, a cordwainer (a shoemaker), came from Sand-
wich, County of Kent, England, in 1637, with his wife Jane and
four children, and was said to have been admitted inhabitant of
Charlestown, Mass., the same year. His wife became a member
of the church October 22, 1639, and he in May, 1643. The names
of the children could not be ascertained. In 1658, he was a house-
holder, under the title of Good-man. The time of the death of
Matthew and Jane does not appear. ("The Planters of the Common-
wealth," by Banks, page 190 — Came in the Hercules, Matthew
Smith, of Sandwich, cordwainer, Charlestown; Mrs. Jane Smith,
Matthew Smith, Smith, Smith, Smith.) ("Charles-
town Genealogies and Estates," page 871 — Shoemaker and in-
habitant, 1637. His son Matthew, herdsman; town crier, 1657.)

Matthew Smith, of Woburn, Mass., undoubtedly son of Mat-
thew, of Charlestown, Mass., was born in England, and had seven


1. Eliza, b. Sept. 15, 1658.

2. Matthew, b. Sept. 2, 1659.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and^ War Service 289

3. John, b. June 16, 1661 ; and d. young.

4. Samuel, b. Apr. 29, 1662; and d. young.

5. Samuel, b. July 26, 1663.

6. Hannah, b. Oct. 21, 1664.

7. John, b. March 28, 1667.

Matthew 3rd, son of Matthew 2nd, grandson of Matthew 1st,
born September 2, 1659; married March 2, 1682, or June 20, 1684,
Mary Cutler (daughter of John Cutler), who was born March 5,
1663, in Woburn, Mass., and had at least four children.

Children :

1. Matthew, b. in 1684, in Lyme, Conn.

2. Thomas.

3. Mary.

4. Elizabeth.

Matthew and Thomas settled at Mt. Parnassus, in the central
part of East Haddam, Conn., about 1706, each receiving a deed of a
tract of land of Rev. Stephen Hosmer, bearing date October 14,
1708, which was the beginning of the "Smith Homestead." Thomas,
in 1708 or 1709, enlisted to go on an expedition to Albany, N. Y.,
to make the quota of Connecticut, 350 men, required for the reduc-
tion of the French. Ninety of the number never returned, Thomas
being one of them.

Reference: "Smith Genealogy," by Mrs. Sophia (Smith) Martin, of Hart-
ford, Conn.

2. Henry Smith, m. in England, Dorothy ; both admitted church, July

10, 1637.

3. Matthew Smith, b. in England; m. in England, Jane .

4. Matthew Smith, b. in England; d. probably in Woburn, Mass.; m. (2)

Alice Loader.

5. Matthew Smith, b. Sept. 2, 1659, son of Matthew and AUce (Loader)

Smith; m. March 2, 1682 or June 20, 1684, probably at Woburn, Mass.,
Mary Cutler, b. March 5, 1663.

6. Elizabeth Smith, dau. of Matthew and Mary (Cutler) Smith; m. Thomas

Hungerford, who was b. abt. 1673, and d. 1750.

7. Samuel Hungerford, b. abt. 1713; d. 1790; m. 1746, probably at New

Fairfield, Conn., Mary Graves, b. probably Aug. 20, 1722.

8. Isaiah Hungerford, b. Jan. 23, 1757; d. June 16, 1833; m. at New Fair-

field, Conn., Esther Mead, b. Aug. 11, 1760; d. Dec. 22, 1836.

9. Elizabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798; d. Jan. 7, 1878; m. April 29, 1821,

at St. Armand West, Que., Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796; d.
April 15, 1884.

From here same as Summary of Descendants of Joanna Arms of Yarmouth,
8th to 10th Generations; Daughters of the American Colonists, 1931, pp. 29-36,
No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of this book.


SouLE, Sole, or Soul, George, Plymouth, came in the Mayflower,
1620, under protect, of Edward Winslow, sign, the Cape Cod com-
pact in Nov. was tax. in 1633 and 4 independ. of W. had rem. to
Duxbury bef. 1643, by w. Mary Becket had: George; Zechariah;
John, b. 1632; Nathaniel; Benjamin, but the order is unk. as also
Patience, Eliz. and Mary, wh. m. John Paterson; all, as Bradford

290 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

says, bef. 1650. He was rep. 1645, and some yrs. later; an orig.
propr. of Bridgewater, as in 1652, he had been among the purch. of
Dartmouth. His w. d. 1677 and he d. 1680; in 1668 gave est. in
Middleborough to John Haskins and Francis Walker, wh. m.
respectiv. Patience and Eliz.

George and Nathaniel, s. of the preced. were of Dartmouth,
1686, but no acco. of either is gain. John, Duxbury, s. of the first
George, when his f. made his will, was the oldest, by w. Esther had
John; Joseph, b. 31 July 1679; Joshua, 12 Oct. 1681; Josiah, 1682;
Benjamin; and two ds. Zechary, Duxbury, 1643, perhaps br.
more prob. as Weston says, s. of the preced. d. 1663, his wid. Mar-
garet gave inv. on 11 Dec. Winson thinks he had s. of the same name,
wh. perish, in the unhappy expedit. of Phips, 1690; and tells one
of his cous. James, of Middleborough, wh. was fin. 5 lb. for refus.
to go. As there are so many of the descendants of Eunice Hunger-
ford, daughter of Samuel, and sister of Isaiah, in my home town of
Fairfield, I am giving the Soule ancestry for their benefit.

Joseph Soule (George^ Soule, of the Mayflower, George^ Nathan^
Timothys Joseph^), b. April 26, 1751, at New Fairfield, Conn., d.
Aug. 19, 1839, at Fairfield, Vt., where a large monument is erected
on his lot. He m. 1767 at New Fairfield, Conn., Eunice, dau. of
Samuel Hungerford, and came to Fairfield, Vt., 1791, with his wife
and eight children. Mr. Soule was one of the Company under Rev.
Benjamin Woster, called the "fighting Parson," called to the de-
fense of Plattsburg, N. Y., in 1814, during the War of 1812. See
Hungerford Ancestry.

(Mrs. Vollie H.) Mary Soule Griffith's Line is as follows:
George Soule, the Pilgrim, m. Mary Becket.

Their son, Nathaniel Soxile, m. Rose Thorn; their other son, Nathaniel,
m. Hannah Macomber; their son, Wesson Soule, m. Ruhama Hicks; their son,
James Soule (Revolutionary and 1812 Ancestor), m. Patience Macomber; their
son, James Soule, m. Nancy Wellman; their son, John James Soule, m. Mary A.
Lauren; their dau., Mary EUzabeth Soule, rn. VoUie H. Griffith.
For further ancestry see Francis Cooke line.

Reference: Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary," Vol. IV, S-Z, page 140.

(Mrs. Olin M.) Alice Jane Thompson Rowell^", of Albany, Vt.,
line of descent: Isaac Thompson^, b. 1844, d. 1927, m. Ellen Bailey,
b. 1848, d. 1875; Zacheus Thompson", b. 1805, d. 1878, m. 1830,
Elnia FuUerton, b. 1808, d. 1891; John Fullerton^ m. 1806, Polly
Darling, b. 1788, d. 1874; John Darling', b. 1752, d. 1848, m. 1780,
Mary Wood, b. 1760, d. 1813; Benjamin Darling', b. 1734, m. 1756,
Hannah Harris, b. 1737; Thomas Darling*, m. Rebecca Weston;
Edward Weston^, m. Rebecca Soule; John SouleS b. 1632, d. 1707,
m. 1656, Rebecca Simmins; George Soule^ b. Eng. 1590, d. 1680,
m. 1624, Mary Becket.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 291


Edward Stallion, died May 14, 1703. When this person made
his first appearance in the plantation, Mr. Bruen, the clerk, recorded
his name Stanley. It was soon altered to Stallion or Stallon. In
later times it has been identified with Sterling, which may have
been the true name.

Edward Stallion was at first a coasting trader, but later in life,
became a resident farmer in North Groton, (now Ledyard). His
children are only named incidentally, and the list obtained is prob-
ably incomplete. Deborah, wife of James Avery, Jr.; Sarah, wife
of John Edgecombe; and Margaret, wife of Pasco Foote, were his
daughters. His first wife, Margaret, died after 1680. He married
in 1685, Elizabeth, daughter of George Miller, by whom he had
two children, names not mentioned. In 1693, he married, a third
time. Christian, relict of Wm. Chapell, who survived him. He left
a son, Edward, probably one of the two children by the second wife,
who, in 1720, was of Preston, and left descendants there.

The last vessel built by Hugh Mould, that can be mentioned by
name, was the "Edward & Margaret," a sloop of 30 tons burden,
constructed by Edward Stallion, in 1681.

Edward Stallion before the Court, for sailing his Vessel from New
London to Norwich, on the Sabbath, fined 40 shillings.

The death of Edward Stallion, Sen., May 14, 1703, was caused by
drowning, which was the result of an accident caused by falling out
of his Canoe, at New London.

The houses of James Rogers and Edward Stallion, both built be-
fore 1660, were of stone. Stallion's was on the Town Street: after-
ward Edgecombe property. Edward Stallion among Early Planters
in this country. Edward Stallion, £169 taxable property, 1664.

Reference: New London, Conn., by Caulkins, 1860.

The Stanleys rank amongst the
most ancient and influential fam-
nies in the Kingdom. They were of
consequence, half a century before
the Conquest.

292 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

The English Family. In the county of Stafford, in the heart of
England, there was in very ancient times an old Saxon manor, called
Stoneley, a name compounded of Stone, and Leah or Ley (modern
lea), meaning a stony meadow or field. There is still in that county
a considerable town name Stone, which very probably, like the
former, may bear a remembrance of the rugged surface of what is
now one of the chief mining districts of the island. At the time of
the conquest, the estate belonged to Saxon Sir Henry de Stoneley,
the place of his residence in that day supplying the surname of the

Among the Norman knights who accompanied William the
Bastard into England, in 1066, were Adam de Alditheley and his
two sons, Lydulph and Adam. These received, as did others of
William's associates, large possessions from the conquered lands as
a reward for their services. Lydulph, the elder son, had a son
Adam, and Adam, the younger, had a son William. These two young
Normans, Adam and William, both married wives of the Saxon
family De Stoneley.

Adam de Alditheley married Mabella, daughter of Sir Henry de
Stoneley, and received with her as her marriage portion the two
adjacent estates of Stoneley and Balterley. They were ancestors
of the noble family of Audley, so call by a shortening of their name
from Alditheley to Aldethley and Audley.

William de Alditheley married Joan, daughter of Thomas de
Stoneley, a kinsman of Sir Henry, and received with her as a dowry
the manor of Thalk, in the same county. Afterwards, he exchanged
this estate with his cousin Adam for Stoneley and half of Balterley,
and made Stoneley his family residence; and in honor of his lady,
and the great antiquiry of her family, of noble Saxon descent, who
flourished many years before the conquest, he assumed the surname
of Stanley, and became the recognized founder of the Stanley
family. This was in the reign of Henry I., A. D., 1100-1135.

We begin then, the genealogy with:

Sir William de (Alditheley) Stanley, who married Joan de Stoneley, and

Sib William Stanley, who had : 3. John, died childless. 4. Adam.


Sir Adam Stanley had :


Sir William Stanley, who married Joan de Bamvile, eldest daughter of
Sir Philip de Bamvile, heiress of Stourton, by which aUiance he became possessed
of the manor and baiUwick of Wyrral Forest, near Chester, and thereupon, as-
sumed the armorial bearings since used by all branches of the family, viz., three
stags' heads, or, on a bend, az.

They had: 6. A daughter. 7. Jo^w, of Stourton. 8. Adam:

Sir John Stanley, Lord of Stourton, etc., married Mabella Hausket, daugh-
ter of Sir James Hausket. They had: 9. William, of Stourton. 10. John, of

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 293


Sir William Stanley, Lord of Stourton, etc., married Alice, daughter of
Hugh Massey of Timperley. They had: 11. A daughter. 12. William, oi Hooton.
13. John, Lord-Deputy of Ireland. 14. Henry.



Sir John Stanley, of Greswithin, Cumberland County, was a member of
Parliament for Carlisle in the time of Edward III, A.D., 1347. The Une of success-
ion in this family as descended from him was as follows. I give little more than
the bare names: 15. John Stanley, of Greswithin. 16. Nicholas Stanley, 1345. 17.
Thomas Stanley, 1431. 18. John Stanley, of Hallthwaytes. 19. William Stanley.
20. Thomas Stanley, of Hallthwaytes. 21. John Stanley. 22. William Stanley.
23. Roger Stanley. 24. John Stanley, of Arnaby, county of Cumberland. 25.
Christopher Stanley. 26. Thomas Stanley, brother of Christopher; died childless.
27. Richard Stanley, brother of Christopher and Thomas. He was of Fittle worth,
Sussex County; married the widow of Dr. Burcott, who had bef. married his
brother Thomas.

Christopher Stanley came from England in the "Elizabeth and
Anne," 1635. Captain in the Pequot War. Deputy, 1637-1644.
See "New England Historical Register" p. 308. He was a Capt. of
Boston Militia. Member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery
Company of Mass., 1640.

References: Stanley Family, 1887, Vol. VIII, pp. 9, 10, 11. Hist, of Ancient
and Honorable Artillery Co. (Roberts') Vol. I, p. 110. Year Book, Society of
Colonial Wars, 1897,8 p. 55.

Summary of Ancestry :

1. Captain Christopher Stanley, b. England, 1603, d. 1646; m. Susannah

, b. 1604; m. (2) William PhiUips (see her will).

2. Mary Stanley, d. , d. ; m. Zechariah Field, b. England, 1596,

d. 1666, bur. June 30, 1666, at Hatfield, Mass.

3. Samuel Field, b. April, 1651, d. June 24, 1697; m. Aug. 9, 1679, Sarah

Gilbert, b. Feb. 19, 1655/6, d. Feb. 4, 1712.

4. Ebenezer Field, b. March 17, 1688, d. Sept. 12, 1723; m. 1714, Elizabeth

Arms, b. April, 1695, d. Oct. 1, 1772/7.

5. Aaron Field, b. March 17, 1721/2, d. March 17, 1800; m. May 26, 1743,

Eunice Frary, b. Nov. 30, 1721, d. Oct. 28, 1813.

6. Chloe Field, b. Dec. 29, 1743, d. April 10, 1781; m. Nov., 1764, Samuel

Shattuck, b. Sept. 18, 1741, d. Sept. 1, 1827.

7. Chloe Shattuck, b. Nov. 22, 1766, d. Jan. 22, 1845; m. Nov. 17, 1785,

Ephraim Leach, b. Dec, 1761, d. Feb. 28, 1840.

8. Tertius Leach, b. Nov. 21, 1786, d. Feb. 4, 1864; m. Jan. 1, 1812, Sophia

Hawley, b. Aug. 17, 1795, d. Jan. 7, 1879.

9. Tertius Hawley, Leach, b. March 19, 1813, d. Sept. 19, 1881; m. Feb. 28,

1835, Orisa Fanton, b. May 17, 1812, d. June 24, 1890.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.


The Stevenson family given below is said to be descended from
an Officer of that name in the Army of William the Conqueror, who
fought in the Battle of Hastings and was rewarded for his services
by a grant of land in South Scotland. The Parish and its town still

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bear the name Stevenson. The Estate passed out of the family in

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