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oldest part of the town, where lived Capt. Benjamin Cox and the Freemans — all
forceful men, but the "Capt." took rank, of course. From this time forward
these men were identified with Vermont and not with Massachusetts. I can
find nothing to show that this John Newton ever was identified with the old
home place of his ancestors — Southborough, Mass.

The first town meeting at Barnard, Vt., was held January 16, 1779. The
second town meeting was held March 29, 1779, when John Newton was elected
one of the surveyors of highways.

As a pioneer settler, it is apparent that Mr. Newton possessed the qualities, as
a man and a citizen, of a good colonist. He erected good buildings on his farm —
the same ones repaired and made over are still standing. A grandson of Capt.
Benjamin Cox. I am told, "used to say that John Newton was a man of rare
good sense and judgment, and that his advice was often sought in difficult
cases." He also states: "My grandfather bought part of his farm of John
Newton. He had settled too far away to satisfy John. John offered him forty
acres if he would move up where he could see the fall of his trees and look
at him every morning. That forty acres was the best part of the Cox farm,
better than John kept for himself. The land was paid for after many years by
grandfather Cox, £30.

"John Newton owned the locally-famous bear trap that was passed round the
neighborhood for years, and had 'done for' many a bruin, besides the one whose
hopes he shattered by a blow on the head with a flail."

When the Congregational Church at Barnard, Vt., was formally organized,
April 20, 1802, the articles of agreement were signed by John Newton and his
brother-in-law, Thomas Martin Wright. This church was disbanded in 1859.

John Newton was a soldier of the Revolution. His name appears on the
Vermont Revolutionary Rolls as follows, and he is said "to have a long record
as a soldier in Mass., before coming to Vermont," which statement is not con-
firmed, and since the war did not begin until the Alarm of April 19, 1775, could
not very well be. [Notice his itinerary above.]

"John Newton. On Muster roll of Capt. Benjamin Waits' Company. Enlisted
September 11, 1776. Also:

"John Newton. Sergeant. Pay roll of Capt. Benjamin Cox Company for
scouting done at Barnard, Vt., last year [i. e. 1779], dated August 9, 1780, two
days, seventeen miles. £0. 8s. lOd. [This was for chasing away the Indians who
carried away captive his brother Timothy Newton, his brother-in-law, Thomas
Martin Wright, and Prince Haskell, and David Stone of Bethel. Vt. The his-
torian of Hardwick is in error in stating that it was John Newton who was
taken prisoner, when ir was Timothy who was so taken.] Also; John Newton.
Sergeant. Pay roll of Capt. Benjamin Cox Company, scouting done in persuit
of enemy to Brookfield, Vt., October 11, 1780, three days, twenty-five miles.
£0. 13s. Id. Also: John Newton. Sergeant, On roll of Capt. Benjamin Cox,
marching to Fort Fortitude at Bethel, Vt. Three days. March 9, 1781."


















The First United States Census, 1790, finds John Newton at Barnard, Vt.,
head of a household that consisted, besides, of three males under sixteen years.
and four females.


2487. i. Polly , b. Oct. 9 or 10, 1778; d. Oct. 17 or 1!>, 1790. Gravestone is

Timothy 6 , b. Jan. 26, 1780; m. Jan. 10, 1805, Nancy Swift.
Sally", b. Nov. 14, 1781.
John, Jr. 6 , b. Aug. 18, 1783; m. at Barnard. Vt.. by Rev. Joel Davis,

Dec. 19, 181G, Marcy Lull.
Asa 6 , b. Aug. 27, 1785.
Nancy", b. July 5, 1788; m. at Barnard, A r t, by Rev. Joel Davis, March 14,

1815, Oliver Tucker. A picture of her from a small old-fashioned tin-type

is in existence. A daughter or a granddaughter of hers was said to be

living at Grand River Junction, Vt. I know not her name.
Fhebe 6 , b. Feb. 18, 1790.

Hannah 6 , b. Feb. 7, 1792 ; d. Aug. 30, 1795. G. S. at Barnard.
Polly 6 , b. April 12, 1794; m. at Barnard by Rev. Eleazer Wells, Feb. 25,

1819, Samuel J. Chamberlin.
249G. x. Lydia 6 , b. June 6 or 9, 1796 ; m. by Luther Cheney, J. P., March 10, 1824,

Wins low Woods.

1948. TIMOTHY NEWTON 5 , JR. (Timothy*, Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ),
son of Timothy, Sr., and Sarah (Merrick) Newton of Hardwiek, Mass., was born
there September 1, 1755, and died at Barnard, Vt., July 9, 1834. Burial in the
cemetery in the north part of the town.

He married at Hardwiek, Mass., March 4, 1779, Abigail Earle (called "Nabby"),
daughter of David and Martha (Earle) Earle* of Leicester, Worcester and Hard-
wiek, Mass. She was born at Worcester, December 29, 1759, and died at Bar-
nard, Vt, October 24, 1850. Mrs. Newton was a forceful, resourceful woman,
and the mother of nine children. Both Mr. and Mrs. Newton were earnest and
faithful members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Barnard, Vt., from its
organization in the town until their deaths; and all of their adult children
became church members. All of their children, except the first, were born at
Barnard, Vt. Mrs. Newton survived her husband, who provided liberally for her
by his will. She also received his war pension. Her application for it was
allowed by the United States and executed November 7, 1838.

Timothy Newton, Jr., appears to have inherited the spirit of the early colonists
in a marked degree. He was patriotic, energetic, self-reliant, resourceful, ingen-
ious, religious. A youth of twenty years, he marched on the Alarm at Lexing-

* Ralph Earl 1 of Newport. R. I., b. 1G06.; d. 1678; m. Joax ; had a son.

William Earl 2 of Portsmouth. R. I., and Dartmouth. 1670. who d. 1715 ; m. Mary Walker,
dau. of John and Katherine of Portsmouth. R. I., 1654. Their son,

Ralph Earl 3 of Freetown and Leicester, Mass., 1716 ; b. 1660 ; d. 1757. aged 07, Dr. Rec. ;
m. Mai:y Carr. dau. of Robert of Newport. R. I., and widow of John Hicks. She died in
Leicester. 1757, Dr. Rec. They had sons William* and Robert 1 .

William Earl 4 (s. of Ralph 3 ), b. 1690; d. Leicester, 1760, aged 70. G. S. His wife was

Axxah . Their children, born in Leicester, were: ~\Yilliam 5 , 1714; Elizabeth*, 1716;

Mary*, 1719; David 5 , Aug. 16, 1721 ; m. his cousin, Martha Earle 6 ; Judy - , 1723; Ralph 5 ,
1726; John 5 , 1728-0.

Robert Earle 4 (s. of Ralph 3 ), b. 1706; d. Leicester, 1706, aged 00. O. S. ; m. Mary Nbw-
hall, dau. of Thomas and Mary. They res. in Leicester and had : Martha*, b. Nov. 3, 1726 ;
m. her cousin, David Earle 5 . b. 1721; Nathan 5 , b. 1728; Mary, 1730; Elizabeth 5 , 1733;
George 5 , 1735; Thomas 5 , 1737; Eseck 5 , 1741; Robert 5 , Jr., 1743; Lydia 5 , 1746; Marma-
duke 5 , b. Mar. 3. 1748-9; d. in Paxton, May 20. 1830, aged 00; m. Elizabeth Newton (dau.
Jonas), who d. in Leicester. Nov. 23, 1840, aged 85.

David Earle 5 and his cousin Martha Earle 3 {int. in Leicester, Feb. 26, 1743-4) resided
In Worcester and had there six children. Where they lived between 1744 and 1750 is
unknown to me — perhaps in Taxton. Children: Mary*, b. Oct. 18, 1750; Martha*, 1752:
Thaddeus", 1754; Jacob 6 , 1756; Abigail , b. Doc 20, 1759; m. Timothy Newton, Jr.; John,

I have not the authority for the first three generations. I give them as tiny wore sent
to me.


ton, and served several enlistments during the War of the Revolution. In his
old age he received a pension from the Government in recognition of his services.
His application for pension was allowed August 9, 1832. The following record
of service is to be found in the Pension Office, Washington, D. C, and was
probably made out by Timothy Newton, Jr., himself, from memory :

17"). May 4.. S mo. Private. Capt. Samuel Billings Company, Col. Ebenezer Learned.

177(!. 2 mo. Private. Capt. Timothy Page's Company, Col. Converse.

1770. Dec. or Jan. 1777. 3 mo. Private. Capt. Stone, Company, Col. Sparhawk.

1777. 6 weeks. Private, Capt. Edmund Hodges Company.

1777. 3 mo. Private, Capt. Edmund Hodges Company.

177S. 17 days. Private, Lieut. Beriah Greene's Company. Col. Marsh.

The last service of IT days was in Barnard, Yt. All the previous service was
performed in Massachusetts. He was credited to Hardwick. The following
abstract of service is from "Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary
War," which is compiled from the Revolutionary rolls extant. It corresponds to
his remembrance, and more in detail :

"Timothy Newton. Hardwick. Private in Capt. Samuel Billings' Company,
Col. Eben Learned's Regiment; muster-roll dated August 1, 1775; Enlisted May
4, 1775, service 3 mo. 4 d. : Also, Company return dated October 7, 1775. Also:

"Timothy Newton, in Capt. Edmund Hodge's Company, Col. Job Cushing's
regiment; enlisted July 27, 1777, discharged August 29, 1777, service 1 mo. 7d.
at the Northward including 4 d. (85 miles) travel home. Also:

"Timothy Newton, in Capt. John Crawford's Company, Col. Job Cushing's
Regiment, enlisted September 7, 1777, discharged November 29, 1777, service
2 mo. 28 d. including five days (100 miles) travel home." Mr. Newton was the
second member of his father's family to decide on Barnard, Yt., as the place
in which to make a home. On April 30, 1777, he bought lots No. 75 and No. 76,
paying for them £30. On lot number 76 he built his house and clearing the land
made a home and a farm. Lot No. 75 he sold on January 6, 17S5, to his brother-
in-law, Asa Brigham, Jr., for £65 — half of his land. Lot No. 76, the Newton
homestead, lies about two miles from the mouth of Locus Creek, on the creek,
and was previously owned by Lot Whetcombe of Barnard, Yt. ; since the pur-
chase in 1777 it has ever since been in the Newton family and occupied by them —
his descendants.

Mr. Newton spent the summers of 1777 and 1778 clearing his land, returning
to Hardwick for the winters. After his marriage in Hardwick, on March 4, 1779,
the couple started on their wedding journey; which led them to their future
home at Barnard, Yt. Here they lived and wrought, as only pioneer settlers
know anything about. They worked at about everything that makes for the com-
fort, necessity, happiness and prosperity of human beings; being wonderfully
well equipped both mentally and physically for tbe task. Mr. Newton was a man
of ingenuity and versatility. He was progressive — always ready to change to
something better. Thus he utilized the waterpower in the brook by his house to
turn the wheel of the cider-mill and for sawing wood. He built, then enlarged,
his buildings — rebuilt and added more in number, cultivated his lands and
improving his property, until he was considered one of the substantial men of
tbe town, respected and trusted.

At the second annual town meeting of Barnard, Yt., Timothy Newton was
elected collector of rates, March 29, 1779.

But a great calamity came upon the people and the town of Barnard, Yt.,
when, on August 9, 1780, a party of twenty-one Indians from Canada fell upon
the settlement. After entering houses and securing personal property to their
liking, they carried away captive to Montreal, and bold for ransom, Timothy New-
ton, Jr., Prince Haskell, Thomas Martin Wright, all of Barnard, and David Stone


of Bethel, Vt. The hardships incident to their journey were many. On nearing
Montreal they were given a night's rest and then compelled to "run the gaunt-
let." After this each one was adopted into an Indian family and well treated.
They were given the privilege of hunting, to help sustain the tribe. In the fall
of 1780, Newton, Wright and Stone escaped and made their way back to their
homes. Haskell was exchanged the following summer. After the capture, Mrs.
Newton and Mrs. Wright, both pregnant, went on horseback to Hardwick, Mass.,
thus their first children were born in Massachusetts.

The spot where Timothy Newton was captured, while he was burning logs to
make potash, is marked by a marble slab, placed there in 1906, by his great-
grandson, Eev. William M. Newton.

The will of Timothy Newton, Jr., of Barnard, Vt., is dated April 25, 1816,
and was proved September 3, 1834. He gives to :

Wife, Abigail Newton, the use of two-thirds of real estate, dwelling house and eight-
day clock, "so long as she remains my widow and no longer."

To son Earl Newton all his real estate, and some other things ; stock furniture, etc., with
the clock aforesaid, and makes him executor.

To son Josiah $1.00. To son Ira Newton $30. To son Barnabas Newton $10.00. To
daughter Elutheria Haskell $1.00. To daughter Rocksolana Newton $40.00 and bedding.
To daughter Elizabeth Newton $40.00 and bedding. Wearing apparel to be equally
divided between the four sons. To son Earl the residue of personal.

Witnesses: (Signed) Timothy Newton. [L.S.I

John Foster.
Daniel Dean.
John Cummings 2nd.
The Appraisers : Elippaz Bigelow and John S. Bicknell.

Real Estate. One half the homestead, 130 acres with buildings, $675.00
Personal. [In stock, furniture and apparel] the whole, together with the real
property amounts to $1005.25.

The First United States Census, 1790, shows Timothy Newton head of a
household at Barnard, Vt., the other members of it being three males under
sixteen years, and one female.


Awn 6 , b. Oct. 21, 1780, at Hardwick, Mass. ; d. Oct. 25, 1780.

Barnabas , b. March 5, 1782 ; d. at Barnard, Vt., Nov. 30, 1S03, aged 22.
G. S.

Josiah , b. March 5 or 6, 1784; went to Alexander, Genesee County,
N. Y., where he purchased a farm, and where he died Nov. 19, 1846.

Earle c . b. March 6, 1787 ; m. Myra Dean.

Elutheria , b. Oct. 27, 1791; d. at Jefferson, Wis., Aug. 19, 1S81 ; m. at
Barnard, Vt., Dec. 1, 1815, Edward Wilder Haskell, son of Prince and
Leah (Wilder) Haskell* of Hingham, Mass., Barnard, Vt., and Peru,
Huron County, Ohio; farmer. He was born in Barnard, Vt, Sept. 29,
1789; was a farmer there, and died there Feb. 21, 1826. She married (2)
Joseph Blodgett, Jr., of Jefferson, Wis., by whom she had one son and

* Roger Haskell 1 , fisherman, b. in England in 1613, was in Salem, Mass., in 1636, later
in Beverly, Mass., where he d. 1667. He had brothers, William 1 and Mark 1 . He m. Eliza-
beth Hardy and had nine children. One was

Mark Haskell 2 , carpenter ; res. in Beverly till 1693. then rem. to Rochester, Mass., where
he was Town Clerk in 1697. and where he d. 1699. He m. Mary Smith, dau. of John, in
1678, who survived him. They had six children. One was

Roger Haskell 3 , b. 1680; res. Rochester; m. 1708, Joanna Swift of Sandwich. They
had seven children. The eldest was

Mark Haskell 4 , b. Mcb. 28, 1709 ; res. Rochester ; m. 1730, Maky Spooner of Dartmouth,
Mass.; m. (2) Abiah ; children by both wives. The oldest was

Nathaniel Haskell 5 , b. 1732; cordwainer and farmer; rem. to Hardwick; m. (pub.
1757) Lvdia Foster, b. 1736, dan. of Dea. James Foster of Rochester. She d. and he m.
(2) Sarah Carter in 1790. Slip d. 1809, aged 69. His oldest of six children was

Prince Haskell 6 , b. Hardwick, 1758 ; d. 1841 ; m. at Hingham, Mass., 1780, Leah
Wilder, b. 1763 ; d. 1848 ; she was of Hingham. lie rem. to Barnard, Vt., where he was
captured by the Indians in Aug, 1780, and exchanged ; farmer ; later he went to Peru, Ohio.
They had nine children ; the fifth was

Edward Wilder Haskell 7 , b. Sept. 29, 1789 ; m. Elutheria Newton 6 .









three daughters. Her children by first husband were born in Barnard,
Vt. In the division of her mother's effects she came into possession of
the two brass candlesticks and six silver tea spoons. Her children were :

2506. 1. Elutheria Avaline 7 Haskell, b. Aug. 30, 1816; d. April 10, 1830.

2507. 2. Edward Wilder 1 Haskell, b. Nov. 29, 1819; m. Aug. 31, 1856, Maria


2508. 3. George W. 7 Haskell, b. Nov. 11, 1822 ; d. Aug. — , 1863 ; m. Hannah S.


2509. 4. Orlando G. 7 Haskell, b. Nov. 1, 1824; removed to Marysville, Gal.

2510. 5. Cullcn Wilder 1 Haskell, b. , 1826; d. April 8, 1828, aged 2 yrs.

2511. 6. Benjamin 7 Blodgett, b. ; resides at Jefferson, Wis.

2502. tvi. Ira , b. April 28, 1790; m. Mary Ann Loomis.

2503. vii. Rocksalaney 6 , b. June 24, 1798; d. at Barnard, Vt., March 5, 1876; m.

at Barnard, by Rev. Joel Davis, June 19, 1817, Lyman Steward, son of
Samuel and Sally (Egary) Steward* of Barnard, Vt., where he was born
May 17, 1793, and where he died Sept. 7, 1855, aged 62. He was a farmer
in Barnard, Vt. Their children were born there. This order of them
may or may not be correct.

2512. 1. Cordelia 7 Steward, b. , 1818; d. Nov. 3, 1822.

2513. 2. Lyman 7 Steward, Jr., b. , 1824; a farmer in Barnard, Vt., d. there

April 5, 1883 ; unm.

2514. 3. Boxy Ann 7 Steward, b. , 1828; d. Jan. 11, 1859, aged 31; m.

II. L. Ward of Kansas City. No children.

2515. 4. Azro 7 Steward, b. ; a farmer in South Barnard, Vt., where he

died March 13, 1907; m. his cousin, Mrs. Loraine (Wilson) Moore.
No children.

2516. 5. Mary P. 7 Steward, b. ; d in Barnard, 1903 (?) ; unm.

2517. 6. Gardner E. 7 Steward, b. Aug. 20, 1843; dentist; died at Madison, Wis.,

Aug. 20, 1868; unm.

2504. viii. Elizabeth 6 , b. Jan. 25, 1801; d. at Barnard, Vt.. Nov. 24, 1880; m. there,

Rev. Joel Davis officiating, July 1, 1818, Clark Chamberlin, son of William
and Meubah (Stevens) Chamberlint of Barnard, Vt., where he was born
July 3, 1795, and where he died June 14, 1887 ; a farmer in Barnard, Vt. ;
his land, lying about half a mile north of the village on the North Road,
was one of the best places in the vicinity and yielding a competence. The
family were all members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Mrs.
Chamberlin in particular, "was an active and useful member in all
respects. In the church music she was for more years a constant member
of the choir than any other person ; and a reliable singer, being a safe
reader of notes — and one of a thousand for perseverance." She was a
remarkable woman in every respect, as she assumed and carried through
many projects for the good of the community, individually and collectively.
She inherited much of her mother's sterling qualities, and she kept them
bright with the polish that comes from use. She was "Aunt Lizzie"
to all the families about. The children especially loved her, while they
feared to displease her ; for they knew her frowns and reprimands were
always followed by a hearty laugh and something good to eat. She was
universally respected and loved, while being a most picturesque personality.
Now that she has gone from among them, those who knew her hold their
knowledge of her in fond remembrance. They had only the one child,
born at Barnard :

2518. 1. Luther 7 Chamoerlin, b. April 11, 1827; d. at Green River City, Wyo., at

the home of his daughter, Feb. 15, 1885 ; a farmer, on the homestead
of his father, in Barnard, Vt. ; married there, Rev. Haynes Johnson
officiating, March 12, 1850, Lenora Topliff of Barnard, Vt., born July 7,
1833. Children :

2519. 1. Ella G. 8 Chamberlin, b. April 28, 1852 ; m. at Barnard, by Rev. W. H.

Wight, Sept. 19, 1871, Fred A. Chamberlin, her cousin, son of Alonzo
and Melissa P. Chamberlin of Barnard, Vt. They were living in 1908
in Green River City, Wyo. Their three children are:

♦For Steward, Stewart, pedigree, see note to Anson Newton (Gideon).

:|: WILLIAM Chamberlin 1 and wife Elizabeth from Hardwick were early settlers of Bar-
nard, Vt. They had five children, and she died there, July 20, 1790. He m. (2), Oct
21, 1790, Meubah Stevens, and had three children. Children : Polly 2 , Jan. 20, 1779 ;
Luther 2 , April 2, 1783 ; James Symons 2 , Jan. 2, 1786 ; Abel, Feb. 15, 1788 ; Elizabeth 2 ,
April 9, 1790 ; by 2d wf. ; Lucy 2 , b. Oct. 20, 1791 ; Clark 2 , July 3, 1795 ; m. 1818, Elizabeth

Newton; Alonzo 2 , b. ; m. Melissa P. (had a son Fred 3 , A., who m. his cousin Ella G.

Chamberlin 3 ).


2522. 1. Winnie E. 9 Chamberlin, b. Sept. 10, 1872 ; m. 1891, Robert B. Abbott.

2523. 2. Hattie E. 9 Chamberlin, b. April 5, 1875.

2524. 3. Gertrude E.° Chamberlin, b. March 31, 1882.

2520. 2. Lizzie L. s Chamberlin, b. Sept. 23, 1S54 ; m. at Barnard, Vt, by Rev.

W. H. Wight of that place, Oct. 15, 1873, Ed. A. Cox, son of
Warren and Hannah Cox. They were living at Littleton, Mass., in
1908 and had one son :

2525. 1. George W. 9 Cox, b. June 6, 1875.

2521. 3. Hattie L. 8 Chamberlin, b. Nov. 18, 1856 ; m. at Barnard, Vt., by C. P.

Flanders, Oct. 29, 1879, Gilbert McCollom of that place. They were
living in 1908 in Green River City, Wyo., and had one son :

2526. 1. Julian Gilbert 9 McCollom, b. March 21, 1885.
2505. fix. Barxabas", b. Nov. 25, 1806; m. Clarissa French.

1950. GIDEON NEWTON 5 (Timothy*, Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Bichard 1 ), son of
Timothy, Sr., and Sarah (Merrick) Newton of Westborough and Hardwick,
Mass., was born at Hardwick, June 6, 1760, and died at Barnard, Vt., January
26, 1841, aged 82 years. G. S.

He married at Barnard, Vt., Bev. Joseph Bowman officiating, October 11, 1787,
Bebecca Spooner (called "Betsey"), daughter of Amaziah and Lydia (Fay)
Spooner* from Dartmouth to Hardwick, Mass. She was born at Hardwick,
November 17, 1767, and died at Barnard, Vt., March 6, "1830," aged "72."

Gideon Newton of Hardwick, a youth of nearly seventeen years, became a sol-
dier of the Bevolution. He is described on the rolls as being of light complexion,
five feet nine inches in height. Since there is nothing to show that either he or
his brothers ever were "of Southborough," and the minuteman, Gideon Newton
of Capt. Eay's Company, was a resident of that town (b. 1752) and performed
the service on the Alarm, April 19, 1775, it is evident that the boy at Hard-
wick did not. His first service as per the Bolls: "Gideon Newton. Brivate in
Capt. Timothy Faige's Company, Col. James Converse' Begiment, enlisted April
21, 1777, discharged August 31, 1777, service ten days, company marched to Ben-
nington on Alarm. Also:

"Gideon Newton. Brivate, three other enlistments of 3 m. 3 d. ; of 9 mo.;
3 mo. in other companies — tbe last three months for the town of Hardwick, which
paid him. Also:

"Gideon Newton. Brivate Capt. Timothy Baige's Company, Col. John Band's
regiment, enlisted July 5, 1780, discharged October 10, 1780, service 3 mo. 15 d.
at West Boint, including nine days (180 miles) travel home — regiment raised for
three months."

After the war was over, and some time after his brothers and sister had settled
in Barnard, Vt., Gideon Newton also removed to that town. He came as a
young man with the purpose of making a home. He bought lands on Locus

* William Spooner 1 was in Plymouth as early as 1637, being apparently then a minor;
freeman, 1654; rem. abt. 1660 to Dartmouth, and d. 1684; m. (1) Elizabeth Partridge,
who d. 1648; m. (2) 1652, Hannah Pratt, dau. of Joshua. Nine children. One was

Samuel Spooner 2 , b. 1655 ; d. 1739 ; res. Dartmouth ; a weaver ; constable, 1680 and
1684 ; will proved Feb. 19. 1739 ; m. Experience Wing, dau. of Daniel. She was b. 1668 ;
was living in 1731 ; ten children. One was

Samcel Spooner 3 , b. 1693 ; d. 1781 ; will dated 1777, proved 1781 ; res. Dartmouth :
farmer ; m. 1717, Rebecca Weston, who d. 1729 ; five children ; m. (2) 1730, Deborah
Pope, dau. Isaac ; three children. One son was

Amaziah SrooNER 1 , b. 1726 ; d. 1798 ; res. Hardwick. where he came before marriage :
farmer on west side of Muddy Brook : m. 1750, Lydia Fay. dau. of Dea. Tames and Lydia
(Child) Fay, of Hardwick. where she was b. 1730 ; d. 1817. Ten children. The eighth was

Rebecca, b. 1767 ; d. March, 1830 ; m. Oct. 11, 1787, Gideon Newton 8 .

The Fay pedigree runs through John Fay 1 from England 1656 ; b. 1648 ; d. 1690 ; res.

Marlborough and Watertown ; wf. Mary . Their oldest son was John 2 , b. 1669 ; m.

Elizabeth Wellington ; m. (2) Levina Brigham, 1729. Res. Westborough. Seventh child
was: James 3 (Dea.), b. 1707. Westborough; m. 1727, Lydia Child, dau. John of Water-
town. They had Lydia*, b. 1730; d. 1817; m. 1750, Amaziah Spooner 4 .


Creek, the same water on which his relatives had settled, but farther down the
stream. The first deed of his land, dated October 1, 1784, conveys 200 acres
from Seth Hudson of Dummerston, Vt., to him, for the sum of £125. His lands
are about one and one-half miles from the mouth of Locus Creek in Barnard,
a little below the Bethel, Vt, line. Here he cleared the forest and made a farm
and a home, and here his children were born — and last, here he and his wife died.

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