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ory; one is the chapel at Louisville. Kentucky,
which he assisted in building with the first dust dug
in the gold region of the Black Hills ; the other a
$5,000 statue, erected in Mount Moriah cemetery,

The sculptor was J. H. Riordan, of New York.
The inscription reads :

"Connecticut 1827. Dakota 1S76. In memory
of Rev. Henry Weston Smith, a minister of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, the pioneer preacher
in the Black Hills, killed by the Indians, August
20, 1876, while on his way from Deadwood to Crook
City to Preach. Faithful Unto Death. This tribute
was erected 1891 by his Black Hill friends."

He was first beside "Wild Bill," the scout, and
friend of "Buffalo Bill." After Mount Moriah ceme-
tery was laid out his body was removed and placed
in the cemetery, and a monument placed at his
grave. Later this monument was removed and the
statue substituted.

Mrs. Smith has a photograph of the statue, and
pronounces it a perfect likeness. It is believed that
the body was petrified, and that the statue was pro-
duced so perfectly by this means. Even the peculiar
tracery of the veins of his left hand were faith-
fully copied, and no photograph sent to aid in the
work showed the back of either hand. It was re-
in 11 toil that the body of "Wild Bill" was petrified
when removed from the ground where the min-
ister was first interred.

September 15. Mrs. Smith received a bundle of
letters, mutilated and soiled. The mail from Dead-
wood was taken as far as Custer City, and there
accumulated, for the* reason that the road between
Custer City and Cheyenne was swarming with
Indians, and none cared to venture as pony rider.

When a man was found bold enough to make
the trail, he was ambushed, murdered, the mail he
carried was rifled, and the letters left upon the
ground, These were picked up by a party of
hunters, who found the dead body of the carrier
mar by. The letters were sent to St. Joseph, Mis-
souri, and were forwarded by the postmaster to their
several destinations, minus all the valuables they
bad contained. The letters showed that the min-
ister was exceedingly anxious because he had re-
ived no news from his family. In the letter bear-
ing date of August iS. he writes: "I am sick with?
the worry, for I have received not a word from



my dear ones," etc. Their letters to him had been
delayed for the same reason that his had been de-

While his wife and children were rejoicing that
he was alive and well, as stated in his letters, the
terrible news came — only a few words of a tele-
graphic dispatch in the Louisville Courier Journal.
"The Indians raided on the road between Dead-
wood and Crook City, August 20, and killed Rev.
H. Weston Smith, a minister from Kentucky, and
three others."

For three weeks his family suffered all the ter-
rors of uncertainty. Custer's few remaining soldiers,
six in number, had been burned at the stake. Had
the husband and father suffered the same horrible
fate ? Then came news that he had been slain by
bullet and knife.

Mrs. Smith was left alone, far from her native
New England, to support a family of three chil-
dren. She tried her pen, and was successful enough
to earn bread and shelter. She wrote first corre-
spondence for the Louisville Courier Journal, and
serials for the Louisville Saturday Review.

She has written newspaper serials for the past
thirty years. The family was living at Louisville,
Kentucky, when Mr. Smith was killed. Two years
later they removed to Texas, where they remained
for four years, when they returned to Louisville,
and finally to Cincinnati, where they were living
at the time of the great flood in 1883. As a result
of the flood, Mrs. Smith's eldest son was taken with
typhoid fever, and after lingering for weeks his
physician advised that he be taken to New England.
She brought him to her old home, hoping to save
his life by a change of climate. It was all in vain.
He died at her cousin's house, August 18, 1SS3, and
was buried August 21, just seven years to the day
and hour after his father's burial in Dakota. Her
second son, Legrand, died in Louisville, Kentucky,
two years previous to his father's death. He was
buried in Cave Hill cemetery, at Louisville.

After the remainder of the family came to Wor-
cester, Mrs. Smith learned stenography and type-
writing, and assisted her daughter, Mrs. Edna Tyler,
in the office, until within a few years. She is now
devoting her time to literary work and household
duties. She lives at 28 Belmont street, Worcester,
with her two daughters, Mrs. Tyler and Mrs. Ger-
trude Aglae Dudley, and her granddaughter,
Geraldine Weston Dudley.

The author of the Genealogy of the Stevens,
Chase, Lawrence and Townley families says of her:
"An indefatigable worker and capable assistant of
the compiler of this pedigree."

Two of Mrs. Smith's books have been pub-
lished, "Black Mask," and "Lords of the Soil." The
latter was published in IQ05 by the C. M. Clark
Publishing Company, of Boston. She has written
regularly for Woman's Sunshine, the New York
Weekly: Peterson's Magazine; the Boston Globe;
and the Chicago Ledger.

The titles of some of her longer serials are:
"Star of the Night ;" "Oath Bound ;" "Judge Ross-
more's Will;" "Two Faces' Defeat:" "Slaves of
Bell and Whistle:" "Pretty Goldie's Love Match;"
"Little Erlamond's Fortune ;" "Carolyn, the Factory
Girl;" "Cuba's Dark Secrets;" "A Shadowed Love;"
and "Old Fan's Prophecy."

The children of Rev. Henry Weston Smith and
Lydia Annie (Joslyn) Smith are: I. Gerald Ackland
Smith, born at Tolland, Connecticut, March 27,
1859; died at Tolland, August 18, 1883, unmarried;
buried at Tolland. 2. Edna lone Smith, born at
South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts, October 20,
1861 ; married Erastus D. Tyler ; no children. 3.

Elmer Legrand Smith, born at Tolland. May 12,.
1863; died at Louisville, Kentucky, of spinal menin-
gitis, April 4, 1874; buried at Cave Hill cemetery,
Louisville, Kentucky. 4. Gertrude Aglae Smith;
born at Springfield, Massachusetts, September 16,
1S70; married Fred George Dudley, at Pawtucket,
Rhode Island, April 29, 1893. Geraldine Dudley,
daughter of Fred G. and Gertrude Aglae Dudlej ,
was born at Worcester, February 28, 1894.

The genealogy of Edna lone (Smith) Tyler
is as follows :

(I) John Hathaway was an emigrant ancestor
of Edna lone Tyler, of Worcester, Massachusetts.

He married (second) Ruth , who was born 164.:; :

died September 10, 1705, aged sixty-two years. She
was buried at Berkley, Connecticut. Hathaway
came from London in the "Blessing" in 1635, at the
age of eighteen years. He became a proprietor of
Taunton, Massachuseets, and held various offices
under the colonial government. The genealogy says
that he died intestate, subsequent to October 5, 1704,
and prior to September io, 1705, and that his widow
Ruth was administratrix. Possibly this is his son
John. The lather made a will August 3, 1689. It was
proved February 15, 1696-7. He lived at Barnstable
in 1656 and later removed to Yarmouth, Massachu-
setts. His children were : 1. John, born August 16,
[658, 2. Hannah, born May, 1662. 3. Edward, bora
February 10, 1663. 4. Thomas. 5. Gideon. 6.
Daughters by a former wife; widow Elizabeth was
directed to bestow on them in John, Sr.'s will. 7.
Abraham, not mentioned in will, indicating perhaps
that there were two John Hathaways at Taunton,
one with widow Ruth, the other with widow

(II) Abraham Hathaway, son of John Hatha-
way (1), was born 1652. He lived in that part of
Taunton now the town of Dighton. He was deacon
of the church there. He was the owner of the iron
works at Freetown, Massachusetts. He had a ferry
on the Taunton river; he purchased of Henry Pitts,.
November 7, 1712, an iron mine at Dighton. His
will was made August 18, 1725, and proved April
29, 1726. He died August, 1725, aged seventy-three
years; was buried at Berkeley or Berkley, as it is
now spelled. He married Rebecca Wilbur, of Taun-
ton, August 28, 1684. She died August 30, 1727,
aged sixty-five years. Their children were : I.
Abraham Hathaway, born September 11, 1685; yeo-
man, lived at Dighton ; died June, 1726. 2. Thomas,
born January 26, 1686. 3. Ebenezer Hathaway, born
May 25, 1689; colonel of militia; died February 16,
1768 in his seventy-ninth year; buried at the Hatha-
way homestead at Freetown, Massachusetts. Will
made September 24, 1764; proved February 29, i/titi ;
married (first) Hannah Shaw, March 6, 1710-11;
married (second), December 20, 1727. 4. Shadrach,
died prior to 1725, had son Simeon Hathaway, "t
Suffield, Massachusetts, now Suffield, Connecticut.
5. Samuel Hathaway, bloomer, living in 1728, in
Suffield. 6. Rebecca Hathaway. 7. Benjamin Hath-
away, bloomer living October 3, 1739 ; removed to
Hanover, Hunterdon county, New Jersey. 8. John
Hathaway, (see forward). 9. Eleazer Hathaway,
living 1728, settled in Rochester, Massachusetts.

(III) John Hathaway, son of Abraham Hath-
away (2), born at Taunton, now Dighton, Massa-
chusetts, in 1695; he married Mercy , who died

May 15. 1786, in her eighty-third year. She ad-
ministered his estate. He was a saddler by trade;
executor of his father's will; died September 13,
1733. She married (second) George Babbitt, a
joiner, and lived at Berkley. He was the son of
Edward and Elizabeth Babbitt and was born Oc-
tober 9, 1717; married Mercy Hathaway, June 15,.



I 73S. and had Silas and Ruth. Children of John
Hathaway were: I. John, born August 10, 1724;
colonel of Second Regiment militia Bristol county,
Connecticut, at the head of which he fought through
the revolutionary war; died June 27, 1800, in his
seventy-sixth year. He married (first), February
16, 1744. Elizabeth Eldridge, born February 17, 1724;
■died July 12, 1758, in her thirty-fifth year; married
(second), December 2, 1761, Alice King, born Sep-
tember, 1736; died January 28, 1818, in her eighty-
second year. 2. Mary (see forward). 3. Ruth. 4.
Samuel. 5. Martha, married Abiel Hathaway, son of
Seth Hathaway, of Dighton, and wife Damaris
Paul, daughter of Edward Paul. Abiel's sister mar-
ried Noah Dean, of Taunton, Massachusetts.

(IV) Mary Hathaway, daughter of John
Hathaway (3), born at Dighton, Massachusetts,
November 8, 1726 ; married Robert Stephens, Janu-
ary 3. '745- (See Stephens family for her de-

STEPHENS FAMILY. (I) Richard Stephens
■was an emigrant ancestor of Edna lone Tyler, of
Worcester. He was a weaver and wool comber
from Plymouth, England, and was the first ancestor
in America of Robert Stephens of Canterbury, Con-
necticut. He was one of the proprietors of Taun-
ton, Massachusetts. About 1695 he owned a forge
or bloomery at the Taunton line, on Three Mile
river, near the present site of North Dighton, Massa-
chusetts, and he had a furnace for making charcoal
iron. He died intestate at Norton, Massachusetts,
at the home of his son Thomas Stephens, to whom
he had given his property with the provision that he
should be cared for the rest of his life. He was
probably the brother of Henry Stephens, of Ston-
ington county, Connecticut. He married Mary,
■daughter of Thomas Lincoln, a miller, of Taunton,
Massachusetts, prior to May 30, 1670, the date of
his father's deed of property to Richard. Their
■children were: 1. Richard, born March, 1667-8:
millwright; lived at Taunton; married Priscilla. 2.
Nicholas (see forward). 3. Thomas, born February
3, 1674; lived at Norton, Massachusetts; planter;
married Mary Caswell, sister of John Caswell, of
Berkley, Massachusetts. 4. Tamsin, born July 3,
1677 ; married Edward Wilcox, of Westerly, Rhode
Island, May 5, 1698. 5. Mary, born June 4, 1679;
married Ephraim Minor, of Stonington, Connecti-
cut, May 24, 1694. 6. Nathaniel, born July 30, 1680,
in Taunton; removed to Roxbury, Massachusetts ;
married Hannah .

(II) Nicholas Stephens, son of Richard
Stephens (1), born February 23, 1669; died prior
to November 9, 1747; subsequent to April 22, 1746;

married (first) Remembrance ; married (sec-

•ond) Anne Spurr, daughter of John Spur or Spurr,
of Taunton; married (third) Mary (Rossier) Dean,
widow of Seth Dean, of Taunton. Her children by
first husband were: Jacob, Silas, Paul, Edward and
Sarah Dean. Children of Nicholas Stephens were:
I. Daniel, born April 29, 1696. 2. Son, born Feb-
ruary 24, 1698. 3. Nicholas, born February 24, 1702;
shipwright; lived at Dighton; died April 30, 1753. 4.
Joseph, born April 23, 1704 ; blacksmith ; lived at
Dighton. 5. Isaac Stephens, born October 11, 1706;
yeoman ; lived at Taunton. 6. Josiah Stephens, born
November 23, 1707 ; cordwainer ; lived at Taunton.
7. Hannah Stephens, born October 6, 1710. 8.
Anne Stephens, born May 8, 1715; married (first)
Joseph Jones, of Taunton; married (second) Ro-
bert Emmes, of Scituate, Massachusetts. 9. Robert,
■see forward.

(III) Robert Stephens, son of Nicholas Stephens
(2), was born about 17 18. He was executor of his

■father's will. He removed to East Thompson, Con-

necticut, about 1760, and later settled at Canterbury,
Connecticut. He died at Pomfret, Connecticut, De-
cember 6, 1791, and was buried at Abington Four
Corners. He married January 3, 1745, Mary Hath-
away (q. v.), of Berkley, Massachusetts. Their
children were: 1. Ann, born at Berkley, Massa-
chusetts, baptized November 23, 1746; married Asa
Rose, of Jewett City, Connecticut, had children. 2.
Mary (see forward). 3. Marcy, baptized at Berk-
ley. May S, 1751; died March 15, 1S19, in her sixty-
eighth year: buried at Ellington, Connecticut; mar-
ried Meletiah Martin of Killingly, April 25, 1782.
4. Robert, married Lydia Adams, born April 28,
1760; died March 24, 1824; buried at Canterbury,
Connecticut. He was born at Berkley, January 15,
1753: baptized there June 21, 1753: died February
I, 1813; married and buried in Canterbury. 5.
Darius, baptized at Berkley, February 25, 1755; re-
moved with parents to Canterbury; killed at bat-
tle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. He was shot
through both knees but refused to have himself re-
moved from the field. He loaded and fired his
musket several times before receiving his death
wound. He was unmarried. 6. Lemuel, baptized
at Killingly, Connecticut, June 12, 1757; removed
with his parents to Canterbury and thence to Han-
over, New Hampshire ; was a non-commissioned
officer in the revolutionary war under General Is-
rael Putnam ; was a pensioner until his death in
March, 1838, aged over eighty years; married Mary
Pike, of Canterbury, who was born June 28, 1763 ;
died October 10, 1839, aged over seventy-six years.
7. Sylvia, born March 25, 1763, in Canterbury ;
married Chester Ingalls, of Pomfret, Connecticut,
April 4, 1784. He was born August 9, 1762; died
May 29, 1842; removed with her husband to Han-
over, New Hampshire; died August 28, 18 — ; in
1794 she went with her brother Lemuel, his wife
and son Lemuel, to visit her mother at Canterbury,
Connecticut. 8. Patty, died unmarried. 9. John
Hathaway, born at Canterbury, Connecticut, Sep-
tember 20, 1766; installed pastor over the First Con-
gregational Church at Stoneham, Massachusetts,
where he preached over thirty years ; died at Stone-
ham, August 9, 1851, aged eighty-five years, and is
buried in the old cemetery in the town of Stoneham.
He married (first) Lora Flint, of Windham, Con-
necticut. She died at Stoneham, September 2, 1817.

He married (second) Elizabeth, widow of

Andrews, of Salem. She died January 7, 1855, > n
Stoneham, and is buried there. She was eighty-five
years old.

(IV) Mary Stephens (Stevens), daughter of
Robert Stevens (3), born at Berkley, Massachusetts,
and Baptized there, May 2, 1749; died in Thompson,
Connecticut. October 8, 1823, aged seventy-four
years; married Ebenezer Starr (a Quaker). He was
born in Killingly, Cannecticut, February 10, 1741;
died October 13, 1804. He was proprietor of a large
hotel, and was murdered in his own house, by one
Dr. Weaver, on account of his refusal to sell liquor
to a sot. He pointed' out his murderer to his
daughter, Mary Starr, and groaned, "Mary, see the
wretch !" (This Mary Starr was Mrs. Smith's
grandmother.) Ebenezer Starr was buried at
Brandy Hill, East Thompson, Connecticut. He was
grandfather of the late William Eli Starr, for many
years Actuary of the State Mutual Life Assurance
Company, of Worcester. His children were : 1.
Eli, born February 6, 1774, in Thompson, Con-
necticut; died June I, 1829, of hemorrhage of the
lungs, while singing in the church choir; buried at
Stoneham, Massachusetts ; was proprietor of a
wholesale shoe store on Cornhill street, Boston;
married Lydia Richardson, of Stoneham, Massachu-



setts ; had one child, a daughter, Lydia, who mar-
ried John Bigelow, of Boston. 2. Darius, born Au-
gust 30, 1775; married Sarah Wilson; died in Will-
ington, Connecticut, aged more than ninety years.
Children' were: Amelia; John Wilson; William
Eli; Catherine; Sarah; Darius; Maria. 3. Isaac,
born May 23, 1777; married (first) Eliza Emmons,
of Hadden, Connecticut; married (second) Chloe
Upham. 4. Ebenezer, of Thompson, Connecticut,
born August 2, 1780, married Anna Stevens Rose
(his cousin), who was born August 2, 1782; married
at Lisbon, Connecticut, October 18, 1803; died Oc-
tober 2, 1809. 5. John Hathaway, died unmarried
in Dinwiddie county, Virginia. He was a Presby-
terian clergyman ; died of consumption at the age
of thirty-eight. 6. Comfort, died at Thompson,
Connecticut, unmarried. 7. Sarah, married (first)
Abijah Fuller, and had three children: Ebenezer
Starr Fuller, Adeline, Friendship Fields. She mar-
ried (second) David Lamb, of Charlton, Massachu-
setts. Her daughters, Adeline and Friendship, mar-
ried the sons of David Lamb, Eebenezer and Ziba
Lamb. S. Sylvia, died at the age of two years, of
scarlet fever. 9. Mary (see forward).

(V) Mary Starr (Mrs. Smith's grandmother),
daughter of Ebenezer Starr, born in Thompson,
Connecticut, March, 1785; married Jonas Wilson,
son of John Wilson, of Thompson, Connecticut, who
served through the entire period of the revolutionary
war. He was the son of John Wilson, an officer
who fought under the English flag with Israel Put-
nam, until near the close of the French and Indian
war, when he was taken prisoner by the Indians,
ran the gauntlet, and was fearfully mutilated. He
received the gauntlet belt from the Indians as a
token of his bravery, and a guarantee against any
harm from the Indians. Jonas Wilson served in
the war of 1812. The marriage of Mary Starr and
Jonas Wilson took place at Thompson in the year
1805. Their children were: 1. Sylvia Ann, born
in Thompson, Connecticut, 1806; married Abial
Smith, of Putnam, Connecticut. Their children
were : Albert, Laura, and John. 2. Laura, born in
Thompson, Connecticut, 1S08; married Welcome
Eddy; died of consumption at the age of twenty-
one years, four months and three days; buried in
Thompson, Connecticut ; no children. 3. Elizabeth
Prince, born in Thompson, Connecticut, March, 1S10;
married Welcome Eddy. Their children were : Henry,
Thomas Learned, Edwin, and Laura. 4. Lydia Starr,
(see forward). 5. Hannah, was born 1815, at
Thompson, Connecticut; married Osmer Wilson, of
Ashtord. Connecticut. Their children were : Perry
Potter, born at Tolland, Connecticut, 1840; David,
born in Vernon, Connecticut ; Lewis Cass, born in
Pomfret, Connecticut; Perry Potter, was a soldier
in the civil war, where he lost a leg. He was just
commissioned lieutenant. He was postmaster at
Putnam, Connecticut, for fifteen years. 6. Jonas,
Jr., born at Thompson, Connecticut, 1817; married
Merinda Bickford. He left numerous descendants.
7. Mary Sophronia, born 1819, at Thompson, Con-
necticut; married in 1837, Captain William Clapp,
grandson of John Day, the owner of the village of
Davyville, Connecticut. Children were : Horace,
born 1838; Albert, born 1839; Ellen, born 1841 ;
married John Dexter, of Killingly ; Sarah, born

1843 ; married Tirrell ; Lowell, graduated from

Yale, studied Theology and died from the mental
strain. Captain William Clapp served in the civil
war, as did his two sons, Horace and Albert. Lieu-
tenant Albert Clapp was killed during the war, at
Napoleonville, Louisiana, shot by his dearest friend,
by his own order. He, with a number of his com-

pany, volunteered to essay the capture of Confed-
erate officers. They surrounded the house, Lieu-
tenant Clapp gave orders to fire upon the first one
seen leaving the house, after challenging. He then en-
tered to demand surrender. A violent thunder storm
broke. Dogs were barking furiously, and amid the
uproar the door was opened and a man in uniform
hurried out. The sergeant challenged loudly, twice,
then fired. The noise had prevented the challenge
being heard, or any answer being given. Lieuten-
ant Clapp fell with a ball between his eyes. His
body was sent to Killingly, where he was buried.
8. Sarah, born 1822; married Nelson Moffitt, of
Killingly; died about 1855. No issue. Nelson Mof-
fitt afterwards married his wife's niece, Laura Smith,
daughter of Sylvia and Abial Smith. 9. John, born.
1825: married Hannah (Bickford) Fassenden.

(VI) Lydia Starr Wilson, daughter of Jonas
and Mary (Starr) Wilson, born in Thompson, Con-
necticut, June 29, 1813; married Esek Joslyn, Jr.,
March, 1834. He was the son of Esek Joslyn and
Urania (Sprague) Joslyn. He was born at Pom-
fret, Connecticut, October 12, 1812. His mother,
Urania Sprague Joslyn, was of the line of Governor
William Sprague of Rhode Island. She was born
in Providence, Rhode Island, 1762; died at Tolland,
Connecticut, 1850, in her eighty-ninth year. Lydia
Starr (Wilson) Joslyn, died at Springfield, Massa-
chusetts, December 4, 1S66; buried at Tolland, Con-
necticut. Esek Joslyn died at Tolland, August
2, 1883 ; buried at Tolland, Connecticut. Children
were: I. Lydia Annie (see forward.) 2. Jane Eliza-
beth, born at Tolland, Connecticut. November, 1839;
died young. 3. Eleanor, born at Tolland, Connecti-
cut, August 14, 1841 ; married at Monson, Massa-
and Mary (Starr) W'ilson. born in Thompson, Con-
chusetts, March, 1858, Daniel Moulton, of Mon-
son; died August 12, 1898; buried in Mon-
son. Their children were : George Raymond
Moulton, born at Chicopee, Massachusetts, May,
1859, died at Monson in 1884. He was a soldier of
the regular army where he contracted cold which
ended in consumption. Freeborn Moulton, born
at Monson, 1861, died at Springfield, Massachusetts ;
Inez Moulton, died in infancy. Elizabeth Moulton,
born at Monson, 1868; died at Monson* 18S8. 4.
Amoret Nichols, born at Tolland, Connecticut,
August 23, 1847 ; married at Springfield, Massachu-
setts, November 10, 1864. George Frederick Pollard,
of Rochdale, Massachusetts, born at Royal George,
Yorkshire, England, June, 1843. Only child of
George and Amoret Pollard ; Frederick Townley,
born at Tolland, Connecticut, June, 1866; died at
Rochdale, Massachusetts, August, 1881.

(VII) Lydia Annie Joslyn, daughter of Esek
and Lydia Starr (Wilson) Joslyn, was born at
Vernon, Connecticut. July iS, 1836; married Rev.
Henry Weston Smith, February 23, 1858. Joshua
Smith, father of Henry Weston Smith, was a na-
tive of Ashford, Connecticut. Removed to Elling-
ton, Connecticut. Married Persis Galpin, daughter
of Deacon Galpin, of Berlin, Connecticut. Their
children were: I. Mary Ann, born 1806; married
Lyman Sexton, of Somers, Connecticut, a music
master. She died 1898, in Oklahoma Territory,
where she was living with her son. 2. Lucy, mar-
ried Dickinson. Had several children. 3.

Thomas, killed in an accident at Long Meadow,
Massachusetts: unmarried. 4. Chester, killed by
kick of a horse. Left a widow and infant child. It
is a singular coincidence that every male member
of this family died by violence. Rev. Henry Weston
Smith was the lest survivor of the brothers. He
died at the hands of the Sioux.



BARNARD FAMILY. George Augustus Barn-
ard, of Worcester, Massachusetts, is a prominent
representative of the family bearing that patronymic,
and in the fourth generation from Isaac, who re-
moved from Watertown, Massachusetts, to Has-
sanamisco, now Grafton, where in November, 1731,
he was chosen one of a committee of five to appoint
a day for the ordination of Rev. Solomon Prentice
as minister in the work of the Gospel within that
settlement. This Isaac Barnard purchased of John
Ward lot No. 41, consisting of forty acres of land,
for the sum of four hundred pounds lawful money.
The deed was dated February 3, 1732-3. Within a

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