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Hall. July 24. 1787, Eli Dart, both "of Surry, N. H."

JSiit;. \ ii. ELNATHAN B , b. March 14, 1704; m. . [I suppose the Elnathan

Newton, head of a family at Walpole, N. EL, as given in the First United
States Census, 1790, to be this Elnathan. Besides himself the family
consisted of three females.]

1887. viii. Bethia', b. Jan. 4, 1707; d. at Marlborough, N. II., Feb. 18, 1793.

ls.ss. ix. Silas', b. April 9, 1769.

152G. ANDREW NEWTON 4 , SE. (James 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of James
and Rachel (Greeley) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was bom there August 27,
1713, and died at Southborough, Mass., February 10, 1796. C. R.

Ee married Mehitabel Bellows. She died in Southborough, January 12, 1794.
C. R.

The historian of Framingham, Mass., which town lies directly east of South-
borough and marches with it, states that Andrew Newton was born "on Fiddle
Neck" — a local name of part of that country; that he "had a forge, and a
■ gristmill on Hopkinton river near the Southborough line. Children recorded in
Southborough." Three children are so recorded. There are none recorded in
Framingham. The records of the town show no Newton births earlier than
1758 — just one then — and not again until one in 1772.

Wo may, however, confidently believe that Andrew Newton was a blacksmith
and a miller. His descendants say of him: "He lived in the valley of the Deer-
hold river, Mass. He had a farm, gristmill, distillery, tavern and store, but lost
everything in a big law suit over water rights." They are not clear about this
ancestor. His property was probably all on Hopkinton river, and it was his son
James who went to the Deerfield river vicinity.

CIIILDREX.

1889. i. Mehitabel 5 , b. Nov. 7, 1745.

lsiui. iii. Andrew 5 , Jr., b. Oct. 23, 1748; m. Sarah Merrett.

1891. iiii. James', b. Aug. '-'4, 17~>1 : m. Bathsheba Nurse.

1537. JACOB NEWTON 4 (James 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of James and
Rachel (Greeley) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born there March 6, 1723.

He married at Southborough, Mass., April 24, 1744, Susannah Bates. There
wore families of the name of Bates in Charlestown and in Weymouth. I do
not know her ancestry.

Mr. Newton resided in Southborough. Three children were born there. No
1 1 oaths of any member of this family do I find.



1892. i. Lucy 5 , b. Sept. 24, 1744.

1893. ii. Zebttlon*, b. Oct. 11, 1746.

1894. iii. JESSE*, b. March 26, 1752: d. . He was a soldier of the Revolution;

private in Capt. Daniel Sackefs Company, Col. Woodbridge's regiment.

N. II., and settled early. The former had eleven children ; the latter, five children. Stephen
Woodward is probably one of these children. I neglected to take the families when I had the
opportunity. For early generations of the Woodwards see Watertown.



BRANCH OF MOSES 209

enlisted Aug. 20, 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29, 1777 ; service in Northern
department, eight days, 152 miles travel home. He married at South-
borough, July 1, 1774, Lucretia Bellows, dau. of Jothan and Abigail

( ) Bellows of Southborough, born there May 22, 1753. I have found

nothing further of this family from the towns hereabout. Her pedigree
is through Jotham 4 , Isaac 3 , Isaac 2 , John Bellows 1 of Concord, 1G35, and
Marlborough, Mass., and wife Mary Wood 2 (dau. John 1 ). It is possible
that after the war of the Revolution, Jesse Newton removed to Vermont,
and was the Jesse Newton enumerated in the First United States Census,
1790, as head of a household at Westfield, Orleans County, Vt, the
whole family being, himself, five males under sixteen years, and five
females.

1538. JOSEPH NEWTON 4 (James 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of James and
Rachel (Greeley) Newton of Marlborough- Southborough, Mass., was born at
Marlborough, July 15, 1728, and died [at Hubbardston, I suppose], , 1795.

He married at Southborough, December 29, 1756, Experience Drury, daugh-
ter of John and Susannah (Goddard) Drury* of Eramingham, Mass., where she
was born May 7, 1738. She died at Hubbardston, Mass., July 26, 1816, aged 78
years. C. R. "Widow of Joseph."

Mr. Newton resided in Southborough, where his eight children were born.
After 1773 the family moved to Templeton, and in 1777 removed thence to Hub-
bardston, Mass., where they continued to reside.

At the taking of the First United States Census, 1790, Joseph Newton at
Hubbardston, Mass., was head of a family there, which consisted of himself and
three other males above sixteen years, and four females.

CHILDREN.

1895. i. Mary, Moixe, Polly 5 (the name appears on the records in these various
spellings), b. Aug. 1, 1757; d. at Halifax, Vt.,. July 4, 1822; m. at
Hubbardston, Mass., Feb. 17. 1791, Ezra Gleason : b. May 20, 1767. He
died at Halifax, Vt., where they spent their married life and where their
children were born, viz. :

1903. 1. Trypliena? Gleason, b. Jan. 18, 1792 ; d. Aug. 7, 1824.

1904. 2. Eloisa" Gleason, b. Jan. 2, 1794 ; d. Sept. 1, 1829.

1905. 3. Neicton* Gleason, b. Oct. 12, 1795; d. April 21, 1854; m. Anstis Mixer.

Their children were :

1909. 1. Eloisa 7 Gleason, b. .

1910. 2. Ezra 7 Gleason, b. .

1911. 3. Elizabeth 7 Gleason, b. .

1912. 4. Edward 7 Gleason, b. - — .

1913. 5. William 7 Gleason, b.



1914. 6. Joseph 7 Gleason, b. May 24. 1831; d. March 8, 1886; m. June 26,

1S56, Mary Davis and had three sons, namely :

1920. 1. Newton 8 Gleason, b. May 18, 1860 ; m. Carrie I. ; res. North

Adams.

3921. 2. Arthur 8 Gleason, b. Aug. 27, 1862; d. Feb. 16, 1892; m. Cora L.

Davis, who for many years has been one of the matrons in the
Perkins Institute for the Blind at South Boston, Mass.

1922. 3. Harry 8 Gleason, b. July 4, 1874.

* Hugh Drury 1 , the Immigrant, came to Boston. Mass., in 1640. He was a member of the
Artillery Company, 1657, and subsequently its lieutenant. He died July — , 1689. His tomb
is in King's Chapel Burying Ground, in Boston. lie resided in Sudbury and Boston. His wife
was Lydia Rice (daughter of Edmund 1 from Eng. in 1639), who died April 5, 1675, aged 47.
He m. (2) Mrs. Mary Fletcher (wid. of Edward) in Oct., 1676. She died in 1680. His son,

John Drury 2 , b. May 2, 1646, at Sudbury ; d. at Boston in 1678, aged 32 ; was lieutenant
in the Indian wars, 1675-76 ; m. Mary . Their son,

Thomas Drury 3 , b. 1668; d. 1723; res. in Sudbury and Framingbam, Mass., of the latter
town its clerk, and its first representative to the General Court : selectman ; captain ; m. in
Sudbury. Dec. 15, 1687, Rachel Rice 3 (dau. of Henry 2 and Elizabeth), b. at Sudbury, May 10,
1664. Nine children. The third was

John Drury 4 , b. ; d. ; res. in Framingbam, where his fifteen children were

born; m. there, May 21, 1719, Susannah Goddard; children were: Mary*, 1720; $it.<<ti»)i<i z \
1722; Keziah 5 , 1724; John 5 , 1726; d. y. ; Thomas 5 , 1730; Ebeiiczer 5 , 1732; Grace 5 , 1734;
d. 1740 ; Lydia 5 , 1736 ; Experience 5 , May 7, 1738 ; m. Joseph Newton ; Edward 5 , 1739 ; John?,
1742 ; Grace?, 1743 ; Rachel 5 , 1744 ; Edward 5 , 1748 ; William*, 1755.

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210 NEWTON GENEALOGY

1915. 7. Mary 7 Gleason, b. .

1916. 8. Susan 7 Gleason, b. .

K>17. 9. Ellen 7 Gleason, b. .

1900. 4. Dexter Gleason. b. Sept. 15, 1797: in. Lucy Niles of Halifax, Vt., and bad

two children, namely :

1918. 1. Maria 7 Gleason, b. .

1919. 2. Sanford 7 Gleason. b. .

1907. 5. Potttf Gleason. b. Nov. 5. 1790.

1908. 0. Clarissa Gleason. b. Oct. 24, 1801.

1890. ii. Joseph"', b. March 4. 1759. I think this is the Joseph Newton mentioned
in the History of Marlborough as being one of those men on the rolls of
other towns in Worcester County, who were soldiers of the Revolution.
There are several rolls bearing his name and he may be the person in each
case, as there was no other Joseph Newton of suitable age. He was a
long time in the service — several enlistments. I copy here only two — the
date on the descriptive roll, and the age. come as near as most of the
printed figures do in other known instances. His service in part was :
"A list of men from Col. Cushing's regiment to serve at Rhode Islaud
until the first of Jan. next. Capt. Newton's Co. Joseph Newton. Marlb.
Six months' men raised agreeable to a resolve of June 5, 1780: description,
25 years, stature feet, complexion light : engaged for Marlborough. July
13. 1780. under Capt. Thomas Pritchard — other service — discharged Dec.
30, 1780."

1897. iii. Rhoda 5 . b. April 24, 1701 : d. Sept. 21, 1S52. aged 91 : m. at Hubbardston,
Jan. 1, 1789, Israel Underwood, son of Israel and Abigail (Whitney)
Underwood of Lexington and Princeton. Mass.. born at Lincoln, Mass.,
Dec. 14, 1762 ; died in Hubbardston. Sept. 26. 1840. aged 77 yrs., 9 mos.
G. S. Their first two children were born in Princeton, the others in
Hubbardston. where the family then resided. Children were :

1923. 1. Xancy* Underwood, b. June 8.' 1790.

1924. 2. Elcr° Underwood, b. July 23. 1791 : m. Dinah Baker of Gardner.

1925. 3. Sally 6 Underwood, b. Oct. 28, 1793 : m. Nathaniel Sawyer.

1926. 4. Josiah Underwood, b. June 18. 1795 : m. Betsey Sawyer of Rutland.

1927. 5. Lucy* Underwood, b. Oct. 15. 1796 ; m. Daniel G. Twitchell.

1928. 6. Diodorus Underwood, b. June 30. or July 1. 1798.

1929. 7. Rhoda Underwood, b. Feb. 10. 1800: m. Levi Lewis of Royalton.

1930. 8. Linda Underwood, b. March 17. 1803 ; m. Hollis Joslin.

1931. 9. Eliza Underwood, b. March 7. 1805 : m. Ira Davis of Princeton.

1S98. iv. Mercy 5 , b. April 3. 1764: d. at Hubbardston. Dec. 11. 1848. aged 84 years.
Old age. G. S. She never married, and lived in the family of her niece,
Mrs. Sylvanus Dunton.

1899. tv. Josiah 5 , b. Aug. 22, 1766: m. Phebe Wiley.

1900. vi. John 5 , b. April 15, 176S : d. at Hubbardston. May 23. 1810. aged 42 vears.

C. R.

1901. tvii. Ebenezer 5 , b. Dec. 8 or 10. 1770: m. Mary Howe.

1902. viii. Keziah : '. b. Aug. 8. 1773: d. at Heath. Mass.. March 22. 1829. aged 56

years : m. at Hubbardston. January 17 or 18. 1793. Samuel Kinsman,
son of Daniel and Abigail (Morsel Kinsman of Hubbardston, where he
was born March 1, 1769. He died at Heath. Mass.. where the family
resided. They had ten children. He was a 'descendant of Robert Kins-
man of Ipswich, Mass., 1634. See Kinsman Family.



1543. DEACON PAUL NEWTON (Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Kichard 1 ), son of Dea-
con Josiah and Elizabeth (Woods) Newton of Westborough and BTardwick, Mass.,
was born in Westborough, September 24, 1718, and died in Northborough, Mass.,
May 18, 1797, aged 78.

He married in Westborough, February 17, 1745-6. Mary Earrar, daughter of

Joseph and Mary ( ) Farrar* of Concord and Chelmsford, Mass., born

October 7, 1723. She died in Berlin, Mass., , "1812, aged 80."

* Farrar. Lancaster, Mass.. was incorporated May 18. 1653. Among the original proprie-
tors were John 1 and Jacob 1 Farrar, brothers. John 1 died Nov. 3, 1660, leaving a widow and
children, whose names are not mentioned in the record.

Jacob Farrar 1 . the younger brother, was probably about thirty years old when he came to
this country. His wife, Ann, with four children were left in England until he had prepared



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Deacon Paul Newton lived in Westborough, Mass., in that part of the town
which, in 1766, became Northborough. His lands were just over the line of
Berlin, in Northborough. Some of his descendants were identified with the town
of Berlin. He was a tanner and a farmer. The house he built in Northborough
was owned by his grandson Isaac Newton, who died unmarried; and the old
homestead is now occupied by the great-great grandchildren of Deacon Paul,
through his son, Martyn Newton.

The First Census of the United States, 1790, gives the family of Paul Newton
of Northborough, Mass., to consist of himself, one male under sixteen years of
age, and two females.

His youngest child was born in Northborough, the others were born in West-
borough — all sons.

His estate was administered at Northborough in 1797 without a will, being
case No. 43,357 in the Probate Court at Worcester.

CHILDREN.

William 5 , b. Dec. 20, 1746 ; d. May 29, 1758.
Alvan 5 , b. Sept. 22, 1748 ; m. Rebecca Rice of Weston.
Moses 5 , b. Dec. 16, 1750 ; m. Elizabeth Munroe.
Paul 5 , Jr., b. Sept. 13, 1754 ; m. Keziah Maynard.
Josiah 5 , b. July 24. 1757 ; d. May 9, 1763.
Cotton 5 , b. Nov. 13, 1759 ; m. Abigail Sawyer.
Martyn 5 , b. May 2, 1767 ; m. Eunice Johnson of Berlin.



1553. SILAS NEWTON 4 (Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Bichard 1 ), son of Deacon Josiah
and Elizabeth (Woods) Newton of Westborough and Hardwick, Mass., was born
in Westborough, , 1724, and died in Hardwick, December 7, 1763, aged 39.

He married in Hardwick, November 9, 1749, Mercy Freeman, daughter of
Deacon John, and Joanna (Bickett) Freeman* of Bochester and Hardwick, born

a home in Lancaster, and arrived in 1658. During King Philip's War, 1675, the town was
destroyed by Indians and his two sons were killed. He, with wife and remaining son, Joseph 2 ,
and daughter, Mary", wf. of John Houghton, Jr., went to Woburn, where Jacob 1 died August
14, 1677. His wid., Ann, and son-in-law, John Houghton, administered on his estate, which
was divided between the widow, the "two children now surviving, - ' and the children of his
son Jacob 3 . The wid. married (2) Nov. 2, 1680, John Sears of Woburn (3d wife). From the
several public offices and agencies in which he was employed in that town and county it may
be inferred that he was a respectable and useful man in his day. Children were : Jacob 2 ,
John 2 , Henry 2 , Mary 2 — all born in England between 1640 and 1650 ; Joseph 2 , b. at Lancaster,
1660. [Jacob 2 and John 2 were killed by Indians.]

Jacob Farrar 2 . m. 1668, Hannah Hayward, dau. of George Hayward of Concord, and was
killed by the Indians Aug. 22, 1675. His wid., Hannah, took administration of his estate.
Soon after, she went to Concord, where her relatives lived. There her children were brought
up and settled. She married (2) Adam Holoway of Marlborough in 1681, and in 1705-6 m.
(3) Jonathan Furbush. Children were: Jacob 3 , 1669; George 3 , b. Aug. 16, 1670; John 3 ,
1672 ; Henry 3 , 1674.

George Farrar 3 (son of Jacob 2 ) was brought up by a farmer, Mr. Goble, who lived in the
south part of Concord. At 21 years of age he went for himself with the proverbial twenty-five
cents in his pocket. With this he entertained his associates — as he said, "with all he had.
and begin the world square." He married Sept. 9. 1692, Mary Howe, who had been brought
up with him in the same family. He purchased a large tract of land near where he was
brought up, where his posterity of the 4th. 5th, and 6th generations were living in 1852. He
was offered one-half the township of Southborough for two coppers per acre, and went to see
it, but said "it was so far off. it never would be worth anything." lie was a man of great
energy and thrift. He died May 15. 1760. His wife died April 12. 1761. Children were :
Joseph*, 1693-4 [1692-3, Concord]; Daniel*, 1696; George*, 1704; Mary*, 1706; Samuel 1 .
1708.

Joseph Farrar 4 (s. George 3 ), b. Feb. 28. 1694. He was in the Indian battle called Lovell's
Flight near Freyburg, Maine, May 8, 1725, and died six or eight years after, leaving the fol-
lowing children who were provided for by their grandfather. George Farrar' (who mentions

them in his will (1749) ). His wife was Mary . whom he married in 1715, and they

settled in Chelmsford. Children: Joseph 5 . 1716; Isaac 5 , 1719; Marir. b. Oct. 7. 1723; m.
Paul Newton; Ruth 5 , 1726; Benjamin 1 ', 1730.

* See Josiah Newton 3 for Edmund Freeman 1 .

John Freeman 2 (Edmund 1 ) m. Mercy, daughter of Gov. Thomas Prence, and granddaugh-
ter of Elder William Brewster of the Plymouth Colony. They were m. 1G49-50 ; rem. to



212 NEWTON GENEALOGY

there July 15, 1732, and died there November 24, 1814, aged 82. They had three
children, born in Hardwick.

' She married (2) in Hardwick, March 13, 1766, Leonard Eobinson 5 (87)* of
Bennington, Vt., and had a son, Samuel Leonard 6 Robinson, born March 23, 1767,
in Bennington, who died in Hardwick, January 18, 1863, aged nearly 96. She
found ber second marriage relation unpleasant and returned to Hardwick, resid-
ing with her son Lemuel. She must have obtained a divorce, since her husband
married again during her lifetime.

Silas Newton was a farmer, residing near the road to Enfield, about three and
one-half miles from the Common in Hardwick, Mass. He received his lands
from his father out of the property Deacon Josiah 3 purchased in Hardwick in
1737.

August 9, 1757, a company of men from Hardwick. under Capt. Joseph Warner,
marched as far as Kinderhook to the relief of Fort William Henry. Silas Newton
was clerk of the company.

His will was allowed and his estate settled in 1764, in Hardwick. Case in
Probate No. 43,415.

CHILDREN.

1940. ti. Lemuel 5 , b. Feb. 16. 1750-1 ; m. Chloe Hitchcock.

1941 tii. Stephen 5 , b. June 28. 1754, or 1755 ; m. Susanna Davidson.

1942. iii. Susanna 5 , b. Aug. 7. 17G1 ; d. in Hardwick. "Widow Susanna Wicker,

Aug. 20, 1809, aged 47." She m. in Hardwick, June 24, 1784. Frederick
Wicker. The Wickers came to Hardwick from Leicester. Frederick-
Wicker was one of those who took the oath of amnesty after the sup-
pression of Shay's Rebellion, in 1787. He also said he "did not bear
arms" against the government, yet he was out against it. Their children
were :

1943. 1. Man/ (or Mercy) Wicker, b. about 1785; d. in Ware. Jan. 29. 1865,

aged 80; m., as his second wife, Abner Griffin, ± son of John and Mary

Eastham ; captain and major in King Philip's War ; deacon of the church ; selectman 10
years ; deputy at the General Court 7 years ; Assistant Governor 24 years. Sheriff of County,
and Judge of Court of Common Pleas. * He died Oct. 28, 1719, aged in 98th year. G. S. His
wife, Mercy, died Sept. 28, 1711, aged 80. Their children were eleven in number. The sec-
ond child was

John Freeman 3 (John 2 ), b. Dec. — , 1651; res. near the line between Eastham and Harwich
(now Brewster). His headstone in Brewster has his death July 2. 1721. and is still standing.
He m. (1) 1672. Sarah, daughter of William Merrick. She died in 1696. and he m. (2) Mercy,
widow of Capt. Elkanah Watson of Plymouth. She died .1721, aged 57. He had eleven chil-
dren. The third child was

John Freeman* (John 3 ), b. July — , 1678; rem. from Harwich to Rochester about 1723, and
was styled "Deacon" about 1729. He married about 1701, Mercy, dau. of Capt. Elkanah Wat-
son. They had eleven children. One was Sarah 5 , b. Jan. 26, 1704; m. 1726-7, Constant
Merrick, and removed to Hardwick ; another was John 5 , b. Aug. 13, 1709 ; m. Joanna Rickett
of Plympton, and rem. to Hardwick. where he had a farm adjoining the Barre line. He taught
school for eight years from 1748 to 1757. He had eight children. The eldest was Mercy*,
b. July 15, 1732, who m. Silas Newton* (son of Josiah 8 ).

See Freeman note to Timothy Newton 6 .

* Leonard Robinson 4 was the son of Samuel and Mercy (Leonard) Robinson (and grandson
of Mercy (Newton 3 ) Leonard, dau. of Moses Newton 2 of Marlborough. He was born in Hard-
wick, July 10, 1736 ; res. in Bennington, Vt., until late in life, when he rem. to Swanton,
Vt., and died Sept. 29, 1827, aged 91. He served in the French War, 1757 ; in the Com-
pany commanded by his brother at the battle of Bennington. Revolutionary War. "He is
reputed to have been a very pious man," as well as that in the war service his "aim was
quick and deadly." accompanied by a little prayer for the soul of the man who fell. He
m. (1) Aug. 31, 1758. Rebecca Billings (dau. of Samuel)), who died at Bennington, Vt.,
Nov. 18, 1765 ; m. (2) Mrs. Mercy (Freeman) Newton, who ""not being happy in her new
relation" returned to Hardwick ; and he m. (3) about 1768 Eunice Holmes of Dedham. He
had four children by first wife, one by the second, and eleven by the third. His wife Eunice
died March 10, 1826. aged 76. His pedigree runs through Samuel 3 , Jr., Samuel 2 , Sr., William 1
Robinson of Cambridge. See Moses Newton 2 for these generations.

t Abner Griffin m. (1) pub. in Hardwick May 3. 1801, Polly Stratton of Greenwich,
who died Sept. 4, 1811. aged 29. Her children, born in Hardwick, were : Alma, b. 1802 ; d.
1809; John W., b. 1804; d. in Barre, May 20, 1874. aged 69 (m. in Hardwick, Dec. 25,
1834, Achsah Berry and had William H., b. about 1852) ; child, b. 1810 ; d. 1815.

John Griffin (father of Abner) of Hardwick was a drummer with the Revolutionary
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BRANCH OF MOSES 213

(Weeks) Griffin of Hardwick ; pub. Dec. 20, 1813. He was born Sept.

— , 1777, and died Nov. 4, 1836. They had a son,

1945. 1. James F. 7 Griffin, b. about 1823 ; res. Ware ; m. Dec. 12, 1848, in

Hardwick. Elvira A. Newton 7 , dau. of Silas" (Lemuel 5 ). They had

a dau. born in Hardwick :

194G. 1. Eliza Augusta 8 , b. Aug. 3, 185G ; m. there Dec. 8, 1875, William A.

Newton of Dana, Mass.
1944. 2. Eunice" Wicker, b. about 1789; d. in Hardwick, May 2, 1869, aged 80;

int. there of m. Feb. 3, 1817, to Barnabas Snow, son of Apollos (s. of
Jesse), born Nov. — , 1795; died in Ware, Dec. 22, 1874, aged 70.

1565. TIMOTHY NEWTON 4 , SR. (Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Dea-
con Josiah and Elizabeth (Woods) Newton of Westborough and Hardwick, Mass.,
was born at Westborough, February 23, 1727-28. He died at Hardwick, July 10,
1811, aged 83 years.

He married at Hardwick, Mass., July 5, 1751, Sarah Merrick, daughter of
Captain Constant and Sarah (Freeman) Merrick* of Hardwick, where she was
born September 30, 1732. She died at Hardwick, November 23, 1803, aged 71.

Mr. Newton was a farmer in Hardwick, on the road to Barre, his farm being
part of the lands purchased by his father in 1737 in Hardwick. He probably
became identified with the town about the time of his marriage. In the French
war he was in the military service in 1748, and again in 1754 and 1755, in Col.
Abraham Williams' Company, one of the two companies in Marlborough. But
from September 20 to December 5, 1756, we find Ensign Timothy Newton in
the Company of Capt. Paul Mandell, a company from Hardwick in the Crown
Point expedition — forty-seven in all, and he Clerk of the Company. Samuel
Steward, also in this expedition, died near Crown Point — sickness.

Mr. Newton seems to have been one of the trusted and active men of the
town and was Selectman for the years 1774, 1777, 1786. In the "south com-
pany" of minutemen of Hardwick were Capt. Jonathan Warner and Ensign
Timothy Newton.

August 22, 1774, Hardwick chose a "Committee of Correspondence." Among
the fifteen members of it were Capt. Constant Mirrick and Ensign Timothy New-
ton. The same fifteen were reelected in 1775. In 1777, 1778 and 1779 Tim-
othy Newton was reelected to the same committee. After 1780 no further elec-
tions were necessary. The war was nearly over.

In February, 1779, Timothy Newton was one of a committee of three "to
secure Mr. Joel Foster to preach the Gospel in this town for a number of Sab-
baths." They were not successful.

Mary Weeks, and perhaps m. (2) July 22. 1783. Keziah Smith. His children were: Calvin,
b. 1770; Janet, 1773; Luther, 1775; Abner, Sept. — , 1777; Anson, 1787 (a painter, he,
too, was a famous drummer) ; and perhaps Fanny, who m. 1810, Willard Clark.

* William Merrick 1 , one of four brothers, came to Charlestown, Mass., in 1636, in the
James. He was born in Wales in 1600. Farmer, ensign and later lieutenant. Served six years
under Miles Standish ; lived in Duxbury. 1643. and was one of the earliest settlers of East-
ham, 1655. His will is dated Dec. 3, 1686. He is described as "abt. 86 yrs. of age." Will

proved March 6, 1688-9. He married about 1642, Rebecca (d. 1668), and had ten

children. One was

Ensign William Merrick 2 , b. Sept. 15, 1643; d. Oct. 30. 1732; m. (1) May 23, 1667,
Abigail Hopkins 3 (Giles 2 , Stephen 1 of the Mayflower), who was mother of all his nine chil-
dren; m. (2) Elizabeth ■ ; removed to Hardwick and represented that town in the

General Court, 1719 ; will dated May 5. and proved Nov. 9, 1732. One son was

Nathaniel Merrick 3 , b. 1673; d. Nov. 13, 1743; res. in Harwich and Hardwick; Capt.
of Colonial Militia ; will dated Oct. 18. 1743 ; m. Alice Freeman, dau. of Samuel and Mercy
(Southworth) Freeman. She was prot). the Wid. Merrick who d. Dec. 24, 1756. Nine chil-
dren. One son was

Constant Merrick 4 , b. about 1701 ; d. March 17, 1792, aged 91 ; rem. from Rochester to



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