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19, 1891, aged 90 years.

( He married at Hubbardston, Mass., February 10, 1824, Esther Hale, daughter
of Luther and Joanna (Carter) Hale* of Hubbardston, where she was born Feb-
ruary 17, 1799. She died — .

James Newton was a man of most estimable character, the imprint of which
is discernible in the lives of his children. His seven sons grew to manhood
and advanced years. They made themselves famous for their business abilities.
They built twenty-four mills in Holyoke, the narrow gauge railway from Wil-
mington, Vt., to Hoosac Tunnel, Mass., besides being engaged in other enter-
prises. When they were boys their father was a poor man financially, but rich
in precept and example.

Mr. Newton resided in Hubbardston after his marriage. Eight children were
born to them there. About the middle, or the latter part of 1835, he removed
with his family to Greenfield, Mass. He with his wife, Esther, and his father,
united by letter with the Second Congregational Church at Greenfield that year.
Three other children were born to them there. Several of his children became
members of this church, with their wives and husbands.

CHILDREN.

3140. i. Laura 7 , b. Feb. 25, 1825 ; d. at Lake, Wis., Nov. 26, 1865, aged 40 ; m. at
Greenfield, Mass., June 19, 1855, Israel Ballard Cross, then of Milwaukee,
Wis., son of John A. and Freelove (Ballard) Cross of Lake, Wis. He
was born at Mexico, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1826. He was living Jan. 1, 1907, at
Lake, Wis., where the family have resided and where their four children
were born. Laura Newton removed with her parents from Hubbardston
to Greenfield, Mass., uniting with the Second Congregational Church on
profession of faith in 1838, at Greenfield. Children were :

3151. 1. Anson Ballard* Gross, b. Feb. 23, 1857 ; was living in 1907 at Wilmington,

Vt.

3152. 2. Esther Hale 3 Cross, b. Dec. 17, 1858 ; d. at Newton, Mass., Dec. 15, 1894.

m. at Greenfield, Mass., Dec. 24, 1884, Charles Fowler Dow, son of
Moses and Augusta (Blaisdell) Dow of Rutland, Vt., where he was
born, Jan. 8, 1859. They reside (1907) at Newton, Mass. Their three
children, born at Orange, Mass., were :
3157. 1. Ethel Helen 9 Dow, b. Oct 21, 1885; residing (1907) at Newton, Mass.

• Lcther Hale (s. Capt. Oliver), b. 1766, at Leominster; d. there 1845, aged 78. He
m. there 1787, Joanna Carter, b. 1770 ; d. 1803, aged 33, G. S. ; dau. of Bphraim and
Joanna Wheelock of Leominster. She had eight children. The seventh was Esther, b. 1799 ;
m. James Newton. Luther Hale m. (2) 1S04, Piiebe Wyman, who had eight children and
died in 1826, aged 47. G. S. He m. (3) 1834, Mrs. Phebe DphaH, who died his widow, 1846,
aged 82. All this occurred in Leominster.

Capt. Oliver Hale (fr. of Luther), b. abt. 1721; d. 1799, aged 78 yrs., 4 mos. He m.

(1) Sarah , who had seven children, and d. 1756, aged 35 yrs., 5 mos. G. S. He

m. (2) 1758, Mrs. Catherine Boutle, who bore him seven more children, one of whom was
Luther, b. 1766, m. three times as above. Catherine, wid. of Capt. Oliver, died 1821, aged
89. C. R. Boutc'l. BoutHic I have not tried to trace the Ha'es further. They can be, of
course.



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3158. 2. Bernard Hale 9 Dow, b. Feb. 20, 1887; residing (1907) at Redwood,

Calif.

3159. 3. Edna Louise 9 Dow, b. Sept. 4, 1S88; residing (1907) at Newton, Mass.
3153. 3. Mary Barstow 8 Cross, b. Jan. 31, 1862; m. at Halifax, Vt., Clarence

Edward Parker, son of Samuel and Angenette (Chapin) Parker of
Dover, Vt., b. at Whitingham, Vt., June 20, 1860. Mr. and Mrs.
Parker reside at Greenfield, Mass. Tlieir children, born there, are :

3160. 1. Ebenezer Newton 9 Parker, b. April 14, 1882; was on board of a vessel

in 1907.

2. Laura Angenette 9 Parker, b. May 20, 1884 ; resides Greenfield.

3. Thomas Hale 9 Parker, b. Sept. 11, 1886 ; resides Greenfield.

4. Jean Lucien 9 Parker, b. Aug. 9, 1891 ; resides Greenfield.

5. Donald Cross 9 Parker, b. April 23, 1S95 ; resides Greenfield.

6. Roderick Howe 9 Parker, b. Nov. 30, 1899 ; resides Greenfield.

7. Richard Chapin 9 Parker, b. May 29, 1901 ; resides Greenfield.
4. Susan Newton 9 Cross, b. Nov. 21, 1863 ; m. at Greenfield, Mass., July 7,

1896, John Paul Logan, son of Samuel and Hannah (Fulton) Logan
of Coleraine, Ireland. He was born at Baltimore, Md., April 16, 1847.
They reside (1907) in Greenfield, Mass. Their son, born there, is:
1. James Newton 9 Logan, b. July 11, 1900.

Sarah 7 , b. April 2, 1826 ; d. April 26, 1826.

Daniel Howe 7 , b. June 22, 1827 ; m. Mary A. Coggswell.

Joseph Drury 7 , b. Dec. 9, 1828 ; m. Prudence H. Alvard.

Susan 7 , b. May 27, 1830 ; admitted to the Second Congregational Church
at Greenfield in 1850 ; d. July 4, 1863.

James Hale 7 , b. Jan. 13, 1832 ; m. Susan W. Taft.

Moses 7 , b. Oct. 27, 1833 ; m. Maria B. Armes.

Ebenezer 7 , b. April 6, 1835 ; d. at Greenfield, March 4, 1851.

Esther 7 , b. Oct. 24, 1836 ; admitted to the Second Congregatioual Church at
Greenfield on profession of faith ; m. March 25, 1863, at Greenfield, as
his second wife, Elias Bardwell McClellan, a carpenter of Greenfield,
son of David and Irene (Bardwell) McClellan of Colerain, Mass., where
he was b. Oct. 11, 1824. He died at Whately, Mass., Aug. 23, 1882,
aged nearly 58. Esther Newton united with the Second Congregational
Church at Greenfield, in 1858. She removed with her husband to Whately,
where she had two children.

3155. 1. Mary 9 McClellan, b. Sept. 13, 1864; b. at Greenfield; m. in Whately,

June 23, 1886, Henry George Taylor, son of Hezekiah and Harriet
(Pease) Taylor of Westfield, Mass., where he was born Aug. 13, 1847.
They reside in Westfield, where their children were born.
1. Infant son 9 , b. Aug. 11, 1892 ; d. the next day.

3168. 2. Frederick McClellan 9 Taylor, b. Aug. 10, 1S93.

3169. 3. Edward Pease 9 Taylor, b. June 9, 1899.

3170. 4. Esther 9 Taylor, b. April 3, 1905.

3156. 2. William Bardircll 9 McClellan, b. April 10, 1870, at Holyoke, Mass., m. at

Wilmington, Vt., June 12, 1895, Marion Sarah Adams, daughter of
Luther and Susan (Winchester) Adams of Wilmington, Vt., born at
Halifax, Vt., April 2, 1871. They reside at Holliston, Mass., and have,
two sons :

3171. 1. Adams Newton 9 McClellan, b. July 8. 1896, at Wilmington, Vt.

3172. 2. James Lyman 9 McClellan, b. Nov. 10, 1900, at Holliston, Mass.

3149. tx. John Carter 7 , b. April 21, 1838 ; m. Lela F. Vulti.

3150. xi. Solon Luther 7 , b. March 9, 1841, at Greenfield, Mass. ; and died there,

June 27, 1901, aged 60 years. He never married. Mr. Solon L. Newton
was a man of much ability : social, economic and business. Except for
the few years that he was in Holyoke as bookkeeper for his brother, his
life was spent in Greenfield. He was a member of the Second Congre-
gational Church of Greenfield ; acted as clerk of the society for many
years, and was devoted to its prosperity. He left legacies to the American
Board for Foreign Missions, to the Home Mission Board, and to the
Seaman's Friend Society. He had antiquarian tastes ; had gathered a
valuable collection of antique furniture, pottery, pewter, crockery, brass,
ironware, which he gave to the Pocumptuc Memorial Association of
Deerfield, Mass. This collection is now placed in a room called "The
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2432. WILLIAM NEWTON 6 (Alvan 5 , Paul 4 , Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ),
son of Alvan and Rebecca (Rice) Newton of Northborough, Mass., was born
tbere November 13, 1775, and died in Millbury, Mass., June 29, 1826.

He married in Berlin (?), Mass., November 15, 1798, Sarah Hoar of Berlin.

Mr. Newton resided at some time in Berlin, Mass. The history of that town
gives the names of seven children, and contains a picture of the father.

CHILDREN.

3173. i. Dorinda 7 , b. , 17 — ; m. in Sutton, Mass., April 18, 1824, Robert

Wheeler Flagg,* son of Robertus and Anna (Batchellor, Jr.) Flagg of
Grafton^ Mass., where he was born Feb. 28, 1795. They lived in Grafton
where their children were born :

3180. 1. Nancy M* Flagg, b. Dec. 25, 1825 ; m. 1846, Seth C. Winslow.

3181. 2. Arminda N. s Flagg, b. Feb. 23, 1828.

3182. 3. Edwin P. 8 Flagg, b. Feb. 28, 1830.

3183. 4. Sarah B.» Flagg, b. Jan. 28, 1832.

3184. 5. Ellen D. 8 Flagg, b. Dec. 7, 1835.

3185. 6. Emma Jane* Flagg, b. Dec. 2, 1838.

3186. 7. William R. 8 Flagg, b. Jan. 3, 1842.

3187. 8. Henry Theodore 8 Flagg, b. April 28, 1844.

3174. ii. Sally 7 , b. , 18 — ; m. in Sutton, Mass., April 8, 1830 [int. March 13,

1830], John Gale Phillips, son of John and Catherine (Lathe) Phillips
of Grafton, Mass., where he was b. June 8, 1809. He d. May 5, 1882.
He m. (2) in Providence, R. I., Susan Tew. Children by first wife,
Sally, were born in Grafton :

1. Ansel P. s Phillips, b. Feb. 19, 1834.

2. John E. 8 Phillips, b. Feb. 3, 1836 ; d. March 31, 1838.

3. Sarah I. 8 Phillips, b. Feb. 19, 1838.

4. John T. 8 Phillips, b. Aug. 9, 1841 ; d. June 6, 1842.

5. Marietta C. s Phillips, b. Nov. 7, 1843.

6. James 8 Phillips, b. Sept. — , 1845.

William 7 , Jr., b. , 180- ; m. Phebe D. Guild of Sutton.

Dinah 7 , b. , 180-.

Anselm 7 , b. , 180- [m. in Sutton, Sept. 2, 1839, Ancel Clarke Newton

and Electa Sawyer may be he.]

Alvin 7 , b. , 180- ; perhaps m. Mary Dexter.

David 7 , b. , 18—.



2433. JOSIAH NEWTON 6 (Alvan 5 , Paul 4 , Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son
of Alvan and Rebecca (Rice) Newton of Northborough, Mass., was born there
March 10, 1777, and died September 24, 1842, aged 65, at St. Albans, Vt., where
he was buried.

He married at St. Albans, Vt., November 2, 1807, Lydia Ball, daughter of Ben-
jamin and Lucy (Belknap) Ball:}: of Westborough, Mass., where she was born
January 1, 1787 [P. R], or June 24, 1787 [T. R.]. She died at the home of
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* Robert Wheeler Flagg m. (1) in Sutton. Dec. 6, 1821, Nancy Marsh, dau. of Stephen,
Jr., and Tamar (Sibley) Marsh of Sutton, where she was born Nov. 30, 1795. She died
July 11, 1822, aged 27, G. S., in Grafton.

Robertus Flagg (s. of Robert), b. June 12, 1755, d. in Grafton, Oct. 19 or 20, 1828, aged
73 ; res. Grafton ; m. there Oct. 31, 1787, Anna Batchellor, Jr., dau. of Mark and Priscilla

( ) Batchellor of Sutton, where she was b. July 25, 1764. She died in Grafton, a

widow, Dec. 26, 1838, aged 74 ; res. in Grafton, where his eleven children were born —
Robert W., the 6th.

Robert Flagg and wife Miriam had eight children, b. in Grafton and the youngest was
Robertus, b. 1755.

t Benjamin Ball (prob. desc. from John 1 of Watertown in 1650) m. in Framingham, 1704,
Mary Bruer, Brewer and had there eight children. The 2d was

John Ball, b. 1706, who m. in Hopkinton, 1734, Margaret Heminanway, and had there
six children. The fifth was

Benjamin Ball, b. Oct. 25, 1749, who was, I suppose, the one of that name who m. May
22, 1777, at Westborough, Lucy Belknap, and had there, twins, Benjamin and Lucy, born
Oct. 10, 1784; and Lydia, b. June 24, 1787; m. Josiah Newton 8 (Alvan 6 ).



330 NEWTON GENEALOGY

Albans for interment in the family lot. Her six children were all born in St.
Albans. Lydia Ball came when a young girl to St. Albans, with her mother,
who was a widow with three children : Benjamin and Lucy, twins, born October
10, 1784, and Lydia. The mother died at St. Albans.

Josiah Newton 6 had a hard time of it in childhood. He lacked a month of
being a year old when his father died. Five months after the death of their
father, his little brother. Alvin . was born. Their mother married again, a Mr.
Goodenough, and the children, Josiah and Alvin, "were bound out, and a sorry
life they led." Writing of this second marriage, the granddaughter of Josiah 6
says : "The man's name was Goodenough ; his stepfather was so unkind the child
hardly ever had enough to eat; many times at school he would pick up the
'leavings' of the other children. All we know is, that he led a sad life." He
did not like to talk of those times, therefore his family lost a knowledge of
whence they came.

He told them how he came from Massachusetts to Vermont, "a-foot," with a
young man by the name of M. A. Holyoke. All he had he carried in a knapsack
under his arm. He went far to the north and settled in St. Albans, Vt. There
he lived until he died. He must have been a man of more than ordinary abilities
and of a high standard to accomplish so much. He took up lands and became
an extensive farmer. When he died he was a wealthy man for those parts.
Besides the Vermont properties, the records show that he owned others in Platts-
burg, N. Y.

He held many of the public offices of the city, and represented the town in the
State Legislature, and he was careful to educate his children.

Josiah Newton was a soldier in the War of 1812, in Capt. Farnsworth's
Company.

CHILDREN.

3194. ti. Benjamin Ball 7 (Rev.), b. July 29, 1808; m. Harriet Maria Smith*; m.

(2) Adeline Prichard.

3195. ii. Lucy Belknap 7 , b. May 4, 1810, at St. Albans, Vt. : d. in Bethel, Vt., Oct.

12, 1881, aged 71. Interment at Betbel, Vt. She was married in St.

Albans, Vt., by Mr. Elijah Crane, April 18, 1831, to Carlton Wright, who

was born in Dunham, Canada, and died in Rutland, Vt., Sept. 30, 1890,

aged 86. Mr. Wright came to St. Albans, Vt., when a young man, and

conducted a shoe business there for many years. Later he went onto a

farm in St. Albans, \t., and still later moved to Bethel, Vt., still carrying

on the shoe business as long as he was able to attend to business. After

the death of his wife, he lived with his son Charles, in Rutland, Vt., and

there died. Their six children were :

3200. 1. Guy Newton 8 Wright, b. April 15, 1832, at St. Albans, Vt. He was living

in 1907 in Bethel, Vt. He married in Woodbury, Vt., June 1, 1858,

Henrietta Knapp, born there Aug. — , 1828, and died in Bethel, Vt.,

Feb. — , 1875. He was a soldier of the Civil War, serving in Company I,

14th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers. His children were :

320S. 1. George Merton 9 Wright, b. April 29, 1859; d. Dec. 14, 1890; m. Jan.

13, 1884, Lizzie C. Griswold, b. Dec. 25, 1861. They had :

3214. 1. Guy Edward 10 Wright, b. , 1884 ; d. , 1887.

3215. 2. Ada Bertha 10 Wright, b. April 17, 1889.

3209. 2. Harriet Wright 9 , b. July 26. 1866; m. Jan. 26, 1886, Harvey Andrew

Williams, b. Sept. 17, 1864. They reside at Charlotte, Vt, and have
children :

3216. 1. Cora Lorette 10 Williams, b. Oct. 24, 1886.

3217. 2. Robert Wright 10 Williams, b. Dec. 4, 1888.
321S. 3. Guy Merton 10 Williams, b. May 26, 1891.

3219. 4. Ethel Gould 10 Williams, b. Aug. 9, 1893.

3220. 5. Jane Henrietta 10 Williams, b. Feb. 26, 1896.

3221. 6. Faith Kathleen 10 Williams, b. Sept. 18, 1902.

• Maria Waitstill Curtis was the daughter of Zachariah Curtis of Troy, N. Y. She mar-
ried John Smith Sept. 18, 1814. Besides their dau. Harriet Maria, they had a son John
Gregory Smith, who was "War Governor" of Vermont in the 1860's.



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3201. 2. Benjamin Wright*, b. Jan. 30, 1834; d. about July or Aug., 1863. He

married first, Mary Jane Hadley, who lived but a sbort time afterward,
and died about 1856. He married second, Julia Newton,* a widow, no
relative. He had no children. He was a soldier in the Civil War;
enlisted in Company I., 13th regiment, Vermont Volunteers; was
wounded in battle at Gettysburg, and died shortly after in hospital. He
died soon after the 2d marriage.

3202. 3. Lydia Maria* Wright, b. April 2, 1838; d. Aug. 21, 1866; a school

teacher ; unm.

3203. 4. Harriet Eliza* Wright, b. March 10, 1840; m. Dec. 19, 1857, Melancthon

Bryant Tuller, b. Nov. 28, 1S35. They were living in 1907 in Swanton,
Vt Mrs. Tuller has contributed much of the data here given of
her grandfather's posterity. She has no children of her own. Their
adopted daughter is

3204. 1. Hazel Alaene Tuller, b. April 27, 1890, daughter of the late W. J.

Pomeroy.

3205. 5. Josiah Newton 6 Wright, b. — , 1844; d. , 1845.

3206. 6. Charles Edward" Wright, b. Sept. 16, 1852; d. , 1893; m. Loretta

Byrd of Bethel, Vt, who was living in Rutland, Vt., in 1907. Mr. Wright
resided in Rutland, Vt., where he was in the marble business. They
had four daughters born, only one of whom is living, namely :

3210. 1. Bessie Tracy 9 Wright, b. .

3196. tiii. LuiiAS H. 7 , b. July 3, 1812 ; m. Sarah Ann Averill.

3197. iv. Susan Stephens 7 , b. Nov. 6, 1814, at St. Albans, Vt. ; d. at Rochester, N. Y.,

Jan. 16, 1877. She married at St. Albans, Vt., Dec. 31, 1832, Joseph
Amidon,* son of Solomon and Betsey (Davidson) Amidon of Douglas
and Rowe, Mass., and Readsborough, Vt. He was born at Readsborough,
Vt., May 5, 1801, and died at Granville, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1891, aged 90.
They resided in St. Albans, Vt., where their one child was born, namely :

3207. 1. Elizabeth Davidson* Amidon, b. Nov. 28, 1833; m. Nov. 22, 1853, Emory

P. Andrews, a teacher at Rowe, Mass. Their children were :

3211. 1. George Emory 9 Andrews, b. Nov. 18, 1854 ; m. Alice Spence, and had :

Robert Edmund 10 Andrews, b. Oct. 27, 1880.

3212. 2. Istenella Mae 9 Andrews, b. Jan. 23, 1856; m. Ernest E. Appy.

3213. 3. Joseph Erastus 9 Andrews, b. Aug. 8, 1857.

3198. v. Cyktts G. 7 , b. Feb. 15, 1817 ; d. Sept. 18, 1818.

3199. vi. Lydia Ann 7 , b. June 21, 1819 ; d. Feb. 28, 1820.

2434. ALVIN NEWTON 6 (Alvan 5 , Paul*, Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ),
son of Alvan and Eebecca (Eice) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born
there, July 1, 1778. He died at his home near Green's Corners, in Swan-
ton, Vt., May 24, 1853, aged 76. G. S. He with his wife lie buried in the Old
Cemetery in East Swanton, Vt.

Alvin Newton 6 was a soldier of the War of 1812. In consideration of his
services he received from the government a bounty of 160 acres of land in
Michigan. His granddaughter, Mrs. Chisholm, has (1907) the blanket he used
and carried in that war. She thinks his son, Alvin R, got the bounty land.

Another granddaughter, Mrs. Hungerford, writes of him in his old age, giving
a pen-picture of him: "I can see him now as he looked after walking out to
our home — his large cane standing up between his knees, his hands crossed on
the top of it and his chin resting on his hands — he was a beautiful old man, and
mother loved him. ... I know Mary Butler (Mrs. Chisholm) was visiting at
our house [she lived with her grandparents] and a neighbor of theirs came and
told us how the old man brought in an armful of wood, then sat down in a chair
and died instantly."



* Joseph Amidon 8 was descended from 1he immigrant Roger Ammidown, Amadowne,
Amnadowne, Amidown (the name is spelled all these ways) of Rehohoth, Mass., whose name
first appears at Salem, Mass.. in 1637. Tradition has it that he was a French Huguenot. He
was for a while in Weymouth and in Boston, then settled in Rehoboth. He had a first wife

g ARAH , w ho died in 1668, and he married (2) the same year Joanna Harwooo. He

had eight children. The line of Joseph Amidon 6 runs through Solomon 6 , Roger 4 , Roger*,
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He married in Berlin, Mass., January 7, 1809, Sarah Whitcomb, daughter

of David Whitcomb. She was born in Surry, N. H., , 1779, and died at

Swanton, Vt, December 4, 1854, aged 75. G. S.

The public records at St. Albans, Vt., give the names and births of five chil-
dren of Alvin Newton 6 , while the family remember another son, Cyrus. They
were born at St. Albans, Vt.

CHILDREN.

3222. ti. Silas Whitcomb 7 , b. Sept. 22, 1809; m. Charlotte Amanda Smith.

3223. t ii. William 7 , b. Feb. 17, 1811 ; m. Betsey Butler.
3224 iii. Otis Warner 7 , b. Feb. 11, 1813.

3225. iv. Alvin Rice 7 , b. May 29, 1815 ; "had his name changed to Charles Alvin. He

went to Michigan ; was there for many years. I think he got the bounty
land of his father. Later he removed to Missouri — somewhere in the
vicinity of Cape Girardeau; married a Southern woman."

3226. v. Cyrus 7 , b. , 181-. He went to Michigan ; was to have been married

soon ; and died there when quite a young man.

3227. vi. Rebecca Rice 7 , b. April 3, 1818 ; d. at Fargo, N. Dak., Dec. 19, 1904 ; m. at

Swanton, Vt.. Wilder Pierce Butler, son of Samuel of Fairfield, Vt., and
a brother of Betsey Butler (above). They had one child:

3227a. 1. Mary C. B Butler, b. , 1S38, at Swanton, Vt. ; m. at St. Albans,

Vt., , 1877, Haile Chisholm, son of Miller and Eunice ( )

Chisholm. He was born at Chazy, N. Y. They reside at Fargo, N. Dak.
No children.



2441. DAVID NEWTON (Paul 5 , Paul 4 , Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of
Paul, Jr., and Keziah (Maynard) Newton of Northborough, Mass., was born there,
May 19, 1778, and died there July 19, 1862.

He married in Berlin, Mass., June 18, 1807, Beulah Johnson of Berlin, where
she was born March — , 1783, and died August 22, 1860.

Mr. Newton lived in Northborough, Berlin and Dorchester, Mass.

children.

3228. i. John Flavel 7 , b. Feb. 6, 1809, in Dorchester, Mass. ; d. in Northborough,

Mass., June 7, 1888. He married in Bolton, Mass., April 15, 1831,
Elizabeth Brigham. daughter of Thomas and Azubah (Babcock) Brigham
of Berlin, where she was born, Feb. 14, 1805. She died Sept. 16, 1873,
at Northborough. No children. Mr. Newton resided in Berlin, where
for several years he was the town clerk. He kept a store in West
Berlin, and later removed to Northborough. where he died.

3229. ii. Susan Amelia 7 , b. Aug. 23, 1815, in Berlin ; d. Dec. 20, 1889 ; m. March 29,

1842, in Northborough, Levi Lincoln, 2d, of Leominster. I suppose he is
the Levi Lincoln who died in Fitchburg, Feb. 7, 1844, aged 48, and
recorded in Fitchburg. She married (2) James M. Knowlton of West
Springfield, born Nov. 22, 1819.

3230. iii. Benjamin Fote 7 , b. , 1821.

2449. WILLIAM NEWTON 6 (Cotton 5 , Paul 4 , Josiah 3 , Moses 2 , Richard 1 ),
son of Cotton and Abigail (Sawyer) Newton of Berlin, Mass., and Marlborough,
Vt., was born in Berlin, Mass., August 17, 1788, and died in Marlborough, Vt.,
September 27, 1878, aged 90 years, 1 month, 10 days.

He married in Brattleborough, Vt., May 18, 1818, Betsey Harris,* daughter
of William and Abiah (Brooks) Harris of Brattleborough, Vt., where she was
born March 22, 1800, and died at the home of her son, Levi, in New Salem, Mass.,
December 2, 1882, aged 82 years, 10 days.

Mr. Newton moved early in life to Marlborough, Vt., where he resided through
life, always on his farm where his three children were born. He was a Repre-

* Roswell Harris, a brother of Betsey Harris (above), also William, Charles H. and Ros-
well, Jr., Harris, were graduates from the College at Brattleboro, Vt.



BRANCH OF MOSES 333

sentative to the Vermont Legislature from Marlborough, during the years 1840
and 1841. He was a famous teacher, and mathematician. For ten years he
taught in the district schools of Marlborough and Brattleborough, Vt. He was
one of the strenuous teachers that the big boys of those times never succeeded
in "carrying out" — instead, the school committee would be notified that there
was a new chair needed.

He was a natural mechanic, and in his younger days did much work in the
carpenter's and wheelwright's trades. Mr. Isaac Hines, a millwright for whom he
worked, considered him a rare workman — he so readily comprehended the require-
ments of a job, and his work never had to be changed. And yet, he would not
permit his sons to learn the trades they most ardently desired to learn; but
made of them farmers — to their lasting regret. He was styled "Captain" — I
suppose of the militia.

CHILDREX.

3231. ti. Roswell Harris 7 , b. Sept. 13, 1819 ; m. Eleanor Hove'y Sampson.

3232. ii. William Sawyer 7 ("Judge"), b. June 26, 1822, at Marlborough, Vt., d. at

Brattleborough, Vt., Jan. 7, 1914, aged 91 years. At the age of 17 years
he became clerk in the grocery store of Jesse Cone, in his native town,
and later took a similar position in the general store of Gardner C. Hall
in Brattleborough. Vt. In 1852 he was clerk in the ticket office of the Ver-
mont & Massachusetts Railway ; then clerk in the post office until 1859,
when he went into the grocery business, continuing therein until 1887.
when he retired from business life, to devote all of his time to official
duties.

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