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4 A. of Meadow bounded easterly by Joseph Newton, (etc.')

2 A. whereof were formerly granted to Nathanel Rice, and 2 acres whereof were
formerly granted to Edward Rice, to have and to hold.

Witnesses "Moses Newton Sen r his mark & a Seal"

John Amsden Jan. 13, 1701-2.

Thomas Amsden Acknowledged Mar. 22, 1703.

Isaac Amsden Received, Charlestowne, Sept. 11, 1705.

warrantee deed

[Wife "Johanna" mentioned.]

Middlesex County Deeds, vol. 13, page 223 :

I, Moses Newton Sen r of Marlborough, in Massachusetts Bay, in Consideration of a
fatherly affection for my son, David Newton, of the same town, do give unto said David
Newton

20 A. of Upland (bounded, etc.)

a part of the third division of land granted to John How Sen r , dece d ,
2 A. meadow (bounded, etc.)
which I purchased of John Bellow's,
to have and to hold.

Witnesses : "Moses Newton Sen T his mark & a Seal"

John Amsden Jan. 13, 1701-2.

Thomas Amsden Acknowledged, Charlestowne, May 2G, 1702.

Isaac Amsden Received, Charlestowne, May 26, 1702.

warrantee deed

[Wife "Johanna" mentioned.]

Middlesex County Deeds, vol. 22, page 107 :

I, Moses Newton Sen r of Marlborough, in Massachusetts Bay, in Consideration of a
fatherly affection for my son, Moses Newton, of the same town, do give unto said Moses
Newton
15 A. (description) granted to me by said town of Marlborough, (bounded

by meadow of Richard Newton)

1 piece of medow (description) part of my father. Richard Newton's Meadow

2 A. meadow (bounded on one side by Moses Newton Jun r ) part of my

father, Richard Newton's meadow
1% A. (description)
to have and to hold.

"M. Newton Sen r have Set to my hand & Seal"
Witnesses Mar. 22, 1703.

Isaac Amsden Junr Acknowledged, Mar. 22, 1703.

Mo Amsden Received, Cambridge, Oct. 10 1722.

Isaac Amsden
warrantee deed

Middlesex County Deeds, vol. 16, page 321 :

I, Moses Newton Sen r of Marlborough, in Massachusetts Bay, yeoman, in Consideration
of a fatherly affection for my sons, Jacob Newton and Ebenezer Newton, of the same
town, provided the said sons, Jacob Ebenezer Newton, provide for me and my wife and
support us hereafter, and give us a decent burial on our decease, do give unto said Jacob



CHILDREN OF RICHARD NEWTQN 37

and Ebenezer Newton all my house, buildings, and lands where I now dwell
all lands and rights in my possession within Cow Commons

except a piece of meadow at Stony Brook which I reserve for myself, to have and to hold
"Moses Newton Senr his mark and a Seal Johannah Newton her mark
Witnesses : and a Seal," June 3, 1713.

Abraham Eager Acknowledged, June 8, 1713.

Lydia Eager her mark. Received, Charlestowne, June 29, 1713.

warrantee deed

Middlesex County Deeds, vol. 17, page 569 :

I, Moses Newton Senr f Marlborough, in Massachusetts Bay, in Consideration of a
fatherly affection for my son, Josiah Newton, of the same town, do give unto said Josiah
Newton
8% A. Upland (bounded) (which were a part of my 15 A. granted to me

by the proprietors of Marlborough,)
2 A. Meadow (bounded), (formerly granted to Nathaniel Johnson)
to have and to hold.

Witnesses : "Moses Newton Sen r his mark & a Seal"

Jacob Amsden Feb. 8, 1714.

Abraham Amsden Acknoicledged, Mar. 14, 1714/15

Received, Charlestown, Dec. 9, 1715
icarrantee deed

Middlesex County Deeds, vol. 19, page 316 :

I, Moses Newton Sen r of Marlborough in Massachusetts Bay, in consideration of a
fatherly affection for my son, James Newton, of the same town, do give unto said James
Newton

5 A. of Upland bounded E. by Stony Brook, W by Roger Brace's, S. by James Taylor
Junr

6^4 A. of Upland (description in Marlborough Records)

which are a part of the 15 A. recently granted to me by the proprietors of Marlborough,
also

10 A. Town right "without the Cow Commons"
to have and to hold, this land to be a "free gift" forever.

Witnesses: "Moses Newton Senr hi s Mark and a Seal" Feb. 8, 1714.

Jacob Amsden Acknowledged, June 27, 1716.

Abraham Amsden Received, Cambridge, June 4, 1718.

icarrantee deed

Middlesex County Deeds, vol. 19, page 317 :

I, Moses Newton Sen 1 " of Marlborough, in Massachusetts Bay, yeoman, in Consideration
of a fatherly affection for my son, James Newton, of the same town, do give unto said
James Newton

30 A. of land (where said James Newton now dwells)
taken upon right granted to my father, Richard Newton, to have and to hold.

Witnesses : "Moses Newton Sen>' his mark and a Seal"

Josiah Newton Apr. 9, 1714.

Abraham Eager Acknoicledged, Middlesex, Jan. 27, 1716.



icarrantee deed



Received, Cambridge, June 4, 1718.



Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. 20, page 231 :

Moses Newton Senr f Marlb., yeoman, to Elnathan Brigham of Marlb., yeoman, in
Consideration of a sum of money (not specified)
30 A. Upland (and grants arising therefrom)
2 A. Meadow / , , ., ,,
4 A. Swamp \ (described)

and rest of land yet to be taken up after first divisions

all of which was granted to him by proprietors of Agogonquamessett

to have and to hold

Witnesses : "I, Moses Newton have hereunto put my hand and Seal"

Abraham Eager Apr. 9, 1714.

Josiah Newton Acknowledged, Aug. 16, 3714.

Received, Cambridge, Mar. 25, 1719.
icarrantee deed



38



NEWTON GENEALOGY



Middlesex County Deeds, vol. 29, page 44 :

A certain lot of land, Quonsiganiog Farm, formerly granted to Mr. Increase No well,
was sold to Dea John Hayns and Lieut. Josiah Hayns formerly of Sudbury, deceased,
and Mi-. Nathaniel Tredway formerly of Watertown, deceased ; Moses Newton was one
of the present part owners of this property.

Sold, April 1, 1717.
Entered, June 11, 1728.

Middlesex County Deeds, vol. 23, page 343 :

I, Moses Newton and I, Ebenezer Newton, both of Marlborough, in Massachusetts
Bay. husbandmen, Moses Newton in Consideration of a father affection for my son,
Jacob Newton, of the same town, husbandman, Ebenezer Newton, in Consideration of
the sum of 10 shillings, do give unto said Jacob Newton
y» share in the house where Moses Newton now dwells
1/2 share in the 44 rods of land thereto belonging

9 A. 120 rods Land (described)
1 A. 40 rods Land (described)

4 A. Land (described) (% A. being by way of exchange)

(2 A. whereof the said Jacob Newton and Ebenezer Newton had in common) with the

barn thereon standing

3 A. 60 rods of Upland and Meadow (described)

8 A. 135 rods of Upland and Meadow (described)

*(2 A. adjoining 8 A. and 132 rods above mentioned set out in way of exchange)

21 A. of meadow (described)

8% A. (described)

4% A. (described)

10 A. (described)

to have and to hold.

Witnesses : "Moses Newton his mark m and Seal Ebenezer Newton & Seal"

David Fay His Mark Apr. 6, 1724.

Robert Thorne Acknowledged, Middlesex, May 14, 1724.

Received, Cambridge, June 11, 1724.
narrantee deed

Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. 23, page 342 :

We, Moses Newton and Jacob Newton both of Marlborough, in Massachusetts Bay,
husbandmen, Moses Newton in Consideration of a fatherly affection for his son, Ebenezer
Newton, of the same town, husbandman, Jacob Newton in Consideration of 10 Shillings,
do give unto said Ebenezer Newton
J /2 share in Moses Newton's dwelling house
i/2 share in 44 rods thereto belonging

1 A., 115 rods of Land

10 A., 16 rods and Barn standing thereon

14 A., 125 rods, meadow and woodland (described) (% A. by way of exchange)

9% A. meadow (description) (next to Moses Newton Jim*)

4 A. meadow (description)

4 A. meadow (description)

5 A., 40 rods (description)

6 A, 40 rods (description)
S14 A. (description)

2 A. meadow (by way of exchange) (description)
to have and to hold

"Moses Newton His Mark m & Seal Jacob Newton His Mark J & Seal"

April 6, 1724.
Witnesses Acknowledged, May 14, 1724.

David Fay His Mark o Received, Cambridge, June 11, 1724.

Robert Thorne
warrantee deed

Middlesex County Deeds, vol. 25, page 136:

We, Samuel Wheelock, Nahum Ward, Elias Keyes of Shrewsbury, in Massachusetts
Bay, yeomen, and Thomas Hapgood. Moses Newton and Daniel Bartlet of Marlborough,
in Massachusetts Bay, yeomen "for divers good Causes and Considerations" to Capt.
John Keyes of the same town of Shrewsbury, yeoman,

* From the wording of the deed it is doubtful if this item is included in or in addition to
the previous item.



CHILDREN OF RICHARD NEWTON 39

1G7 A, 8 rods bounded (etc.)
167 A. 140 rods bounded (etc.)
24 A. 12 rods bounded (etc.)
3 A. 12G rods bounded (etc.)

A. meadow (described etc.)
8y 2 A. bounded (etc.)

iy 2 A. bounded (etc.)

to hate and to hold.

Witnesses : "Samuel Wheeloek, Nabum Ward, Elias Keyes, Thomas

.Tames Keyes Ilapgood's T mark Moses Newton and Daniel Bartlett

Jonathan Witt with a mark g and their Several Seals."
Jn° Banister June 1, 1725

warrantee deed Received, Cambridge July 13, 1725

\ Whether or not Moses Newton, Sr., was more than an ordinary sort of a man,

1 have no data at hand. That he was chivalrous, and ready to come forward in
defense of his own rights and the rights of the community, is shown in his
active defense against the Indians and his firm stand for political freedom.
That he was a good citizen and had the confidence of his fellow townsmen is
shown in the fact that he was elected selectman of the new town of South-
borough, at its first meeting in 1727. That he had and transmitted many of
the traits of character that are noticeable in his descendants now living, there
can be no doubt, — we see and recognize them frequently. It is written that the
evil men do shall descend to the third and fourth generation; but that their
good deeds affect their posterity for a thousand years.

The year after Mr. Newton had given his homestead to his two sons, with
the life interest for himself and his wife, his daughter Mercy died, leaving her
new-born babe to her father to bring up, and she was with them during the
remainder of his life. His wife died in 1723. In 1724 he made his will —
twelve years before his death, and as many of widowerhood. It is pleasant to
think he had the little granddaughter, Mercy Leonard, to cheer and comfort
during those last years.

The Will of Moses Newton, Sr. (Verbatim Copy.)

Series A. Case 43331. Recorded Vol. I. Page 196.

Will allowed Aug. 11, 1736.

In the Name of God Amen. The Third day of April Anno Domini One Thousand
Seven hundred twenty and four Annoq. RiR s . Georgii Magna Brittania &c Decimo.
I Moses Newton of Marlborough in the County of Middlesex within his Majesties province
of the Massachusetts bay in New England Yeoman being sound in my Understanding
& Memory Do make & Ordain this my last Will and Testament Vizt. Principally &
first of all I give & recomend my Soul unto God who gave it, hoping thro' the Men-its
of Christ my dear Redeemer to obtain the remission of all my Sins & to inherrit ever-
lasting life. And my Body I commit to the Earth, (in hope of a happy & Joyful
resurrection) to be Decently Buried, at the discretiou of my Executors.

Item I Will that all my Just Debts be duly paid & discharged by my Executrs.

Item I give unto my four Sons, (whom I have heretofore Assisted in their Settle-
ments) namely Moses Newton, Jonathan Newton. James Newton & Josiah Newton, to
each of them Ten Shillings in Silver Money at eight Shillings & Ounce Troyweight, to
Compleat their portions out of my Estate —

Item. I give unto my Son in Law John Bellows five Shillings in Currant passable
Money

Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Mercy Leonard all the wearing apparrel which
were her Grandmothers (my Late Deceased wife) And whereas my Daughter Mercy
Leonard at her decease committed the care of her Daughter the aforesaid Mercy Leonard
unto me and my wife, and (after our Decease) to my Son Jacob, My will is that in
case my sd. Grand-Daughter shall Continue with my Two Sons Jacob & Ebenezer (who
now dwell together) or with either of them until] She be Married, or have Attained the
Age of Eighteen Years That then my sd. Two Sons, or such one of them as She shall
choose to dwell with after my Decease Shall pay and Deliver unto my said Grand
daughter A good Feather Bed and Bedding a Suit of Curtains & Valiens Two pair of
Sheets, and Two Cows



65.


Ti.


GG.


tii.


67.


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40 NEWTON GENEALOGY

Item I Give unto my Grandchildren, the Children of my Sons David Newton &
Edward Newton Deed. And the Children of my Daughters Hannah Bellows & Mercy
Leonard Deed: to each of them One Shilling

Item. I give and bequeath unto my two Sons namely Jacob & Ebenezer Newton
(whom I likewise constitute make & ordain Sole Executors of this my last Will &
Testament) All the rest & residue of my Estate both reall & personall to be equally
Divided between them part & part Alike. To them the sd. Jacob Newton & Ebenezer
Newton, their respective heirs & assigns Forever.

And I do hereby utterly revoke disallow & Disannull all Other Wills Legacies Bequests
and Executors by me heretofore named Willed and Bequeathed. Ratifying and confirming
this & none other to be my Last Will and Testament.

IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal the day & date
within written.

his
Moses X Newton
mark
Signed Sealed published & Declared by the said Moses Newton as his last Will &
Testament In the presence of us the Subscribers, who Sett to our names as Witnesses,
in the sd. Testators presence
David Fay O his mark
Robert Home
Edw. Goddard

A true copy.
Attest :

John W. Mawbey,

Register.

CHILDREN.

Moses 3 , Jr., b. Feb. 28, 1G69 ; m. Sarah Howe.

David 3 , b. March 12. 1672 ; m. Hannah Leonardson.

Haxxati 3 . b. Dec. 20, 1073: d. at Marlborough, ''wife of John Bellows, Dec,
11, 1719, aged 46." Where and when she married John Bellows the records
do not show, but probably the time was about 1694. He was son of John
and Mary (Wood) Bellows of Concord and Marlborough, and born in the
latter town May 13, 1666. He married (2) Aug. 30, 1723, Sarah Johnson,
by whom he had two children. The family lived in Marlborough, where all
of the children were born. In the time of the Indian troubles. 1711, this
family was assigned to the garrisons house of John Newton. The will of
Moses Newton. Sr.. mention "my Son in Law John Bellows," in 1724, and
also, in another "Item," gives to the "Children of my Daughters Hannah
Bellows and Mercy Leonard Deed :" Thus there is no question about this
marriage. [Some have thought she married William Orcutt, Jr.] Her ten
children were :

68. 1. Hannah* Bellows, b. May 12. 169.") : "died young."

69. 2. Hepzibah* Bellows, b. Dec. 5. 1696: m. 1723. Edward Larkin of Charlestown.

70. 3. John* Bellows, b. Sept. 20, 1698; m. (1) 1721. Mary Wheeler of Concord;

m. (2) Elizabeth Allen.

71. 4. Eliza Cook* Bellows, b. Feb. 12. 1701: m. 1727. Samuel Eddy of Oxford.

72. 5. Mary* Bellows, b. Nov. 12. 1702: m. 172."). Richard Gleason of Oxford.

73. 6. Mercy* Bellows, b. March 28, 1705; m. 1725, John Eddy.

74. 7. Ithamar* Bellows, b. July 2."». 1708; m. 17 — . Bulah.

75. 8. Joseph 1 Bellows, b. April 24. 1711 : m. 17—. Abigail Ward.

76. 9. Moses* Bclloics, b. June 9, 1713; m. 1740. Abigail Liscom.

77. 10. Martha* Bellows, b. May 31. 1715; m. 1741. Abraham Pike. John Bellows'

children bv 2d wife were : Sarah, b. Aug. 15, 1724, and Hannah, b. March
26, 1726.

78. tiv. Edwakd 3 , b. March 23. 1676 : m. Mary Leonardson.
70. tv. Jonathan 3 , b. Sept. 30, 1679: m. Bethia Rice.

80. vi. Jacob 3 , b. Jan. 24, 1G81 : d. at Southborough, August 31, 1736 — three months
after the death of his father. He probably never married. There is no
record of his marriage. He would have been 55 years old. What became
of his estate does not appear. There is no probate record of the settlement
of it. He was made joint guardian with his father of Mercy Leonard, his
sister's daughter. She had married in 1732 — thus the guardianship ended
before the death of his father. See the deeds of gift and the father's will
for further record of him.

SI. tvii. James 3 , b. Jan. 5, 1683; m. (1) Mary Joslin : m. (2) Rachel Greeley.



CHILDREN OF RICHARD NEWTON 41

82. viii. Mercy 3 , born Feb. 10, 1085 ; died at tbe birtb of her daughter, Mercy 4 , which

occurred at Marlborough Dec. 1, 1714. She married at Marlborough May
15, 1705, Moses Leonard,* son of John and Sarah (Chandler) Leonard, of
Bridgewater, Mass., probably born there, about 1077, and died at Barre,
Mass., "Lt. Moses Leonard," Dec. 10, 1775, "aged about 98," G. S. They
lived in Marlborough, where their three children were born. He married
(2), possibly at Marlborough, Aug. 8, 1710, Mrs. Hannah (Woods) Wither-
bee, who bore him two children, and died Sept. 7, 1751, and he married
(3) (int. in Dudley, Nov. 12, 1757), Sarah Hall, "widow of Thomas
Hall late of Dudley." She was living in 1770. While in Marlborough
Moses Leonard lived in that part which became Southborough. In the
Indian troubles his family was assigned to No. 25, Jonathan Newton's
Garrison — brother of Mercy 3 . After the death of Mercy, his wife, Moses
Leonard bought land in Worcester and removed there in 1717, where he
became prominent in the affairs of the town, and Ensign of militia. He
was a person of energy and thrift, as the number of conveyances by him
would indicate. In these conveyances he is styled farmer, Yeoman, Inn-
holder, Gentleman. He bought in, and removed to, in succession, Brookfield,
Hardwick, Leicester, Rutland (and its several "Districts") and last Barre,
where he died. Their children were :

83. 1. Moses* Leonard, Jr., b. Nov. 1, 1700; m. (1) Harriet Beulah , who

died 1780; m. (2) 1782, Mrs. Hannah (Gassett) Rice; 10 children. He"
died 1788; res. Worcester, Barre and Warwick; farmer, "cordwainer" ;
active citizen.

84. 2. Ezra* Leonard, b. Sept. 19, 1711 ; m. 1737, Olive Smith, dau. of Benjamin

of Roxbury and Hardwick. She died 1798, aged 85 ; 10 children. Res.,
Hardwick, where he was an active and trusted citizen, and removed, 1797,
to So. Wilbraham, where both he and his wife died. He died 1798, in his
87th year.

85. 3. Mercy* Leonard, b. Dec. 1, 1714; d. June 5, 1795, at Bennington, Vt. We

seem to be more interested in this child of Mercy (Newton) Leonard,
because the mother died at her birth and gave the child to Moses Newton,
who brought her up, and had her with him until she married — a child, as
it were, of his old age. He gives to her in his will about the same portion
that it was then usual to give to a daughter when she marries, and pro-
vides that she shall be maintained from his substance until she does marry.
But he lived to see her settled in life. She married May 29, 1732, Samuel
Robinson, Jr., son of Samuel and Sarah (Manning) Robinsont of Cam-

* Leonard, sometimes written Leoxardsox, Luxxersox and Lexxer, is always written by
the family Leoxard. Solomox Leoxard (prob. the son of Samuel) seems to have emigrated
first from England to Leyden, Holland, with his father, and later to New England. He was
in Duxbury before 1637. The bond given by his son to settle his father's estate was dated
Oct. 27, 1675. He was an original proprietor of Bridgewater, Mass., and settled there. His

wife was Mary , who survived him. The names, without birth dates, of his children,

are all that can be found, namely: Samuel 2 , b. abt. 1643, m. (1) Abigail Wood. m. (2i

Deborah ; John 2 , b. abt. 1645, m. Sarah Chandler; Jacob-, b. abt. 1647, m. (1) Phebe

Chandler, m. (2) Susanna King; Isaac", b. abt. 1650, m. Deliverence ; Solomon 2 , I).

after 1650, m. Mary ; Mary 2 , b. after 1650, m. 1673, John Pollard.

John Leoxard 2 (son Solomon 1 ), res. all his life in Bridgewater, Mass., m. about 1670,
Sarah, dau. of Rouer Chandler, one of "the three sisters" who received a grant of 50 acres
each in Taunton, 1665. He died 1699, leaving a widow, five sons and one daughter, who was
the only minor. The children were : John 3 , held his share in the homestead during life of
his mother, and in 1710 conveyed it to his brother Moses 3 ; Enoch 3 , m. Elizabeth Hooper ;
Moses 3 , m. Mercy Newton ; Josiah 3 , m.' (1) Marjoram Washburn, m. (2) Abigail Washburn;
Joseph 3 , m. Hannah Jennings ; Sarah 3 , m. Thomas Washburn.

The children of Moses Leoxard 3 by 2d wife. Hannah (Woods) Witherbee, were: Jonas*,
b. Oct. 9, 1717, at Marlboro ; d. Oct. 13, 1757 ; res. Rutland and Boston ; Andrew*, b. Nov.
20, 1719, at Worcester ; d. ; res. Rutland.

% William Robinson 1 of Camb. and Wat. d. 1693; one of the signers of the secession peti-
tion 1678; wf. Elizabeth; children: Hannah, 1671, d. 1672; WilUam, Jr., b. July 10, 1673;
d. 1754, se. 81; Mercy, 1676; David, 1678; Samuel, b. Apr. 20, 1680; Jonathan, 1682;
"Jeremiah and Robert.''

William Robixsox 2 , Jr., b. 1673 ; res. Newton ; Selectman ; d. 1754 ; will names wf.
Elizabeth; children: William 8 , d. 1749; Daniel 3 , d. 1754, ffi. 81; Jeremiah 3 , 1705; Eliza-
beth 3 , 1707 ; Hannah 3 , 1709; Josiah 3 , 1711 ; Ichabod 3 , 1713 ; Thankful 3 , 1715 ; John 3 , 1722.

William Robixsox 3 (Win. 2 , Jr.), d. 1749; m. 1732, HANNAH Ball, who d. 1732; m. (2)
Sarah , who had five children.

William Robixson, Jr. (sup. son of Wm. 3 and Hannah), m. Judith Newton 1754.

Samuel Robixson 2 (Wm. 1 ), b. 1780, m. 1704, Sarah Manning (dau. of Samuel of Billerica).
She d. 1709. He kept a tavern in Camb. till 1721, when he rem. to Westboro. Capt. at
Bennington, m. (2) Elizabeth Brigham.



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bridge, where he was born 1707. He went to England as agent for the New
Hampshire grants in 1766 and died of smallpox in London, Eng., 1767. By
this marriage she became the "mother of the six illustrious Robinson
brothers of Bennington, Vt." She was herself "a remarkably intelligent
and energetic woman" — one who could not fail to receive favorable com-
ment. In these days she would have been a leader among women. After
marriage they moved to Grafton, where her oldest child was born and died.
About 1736, the family moved to Hardwick, where for a quarter of a
century Samuel Robinson, Jr., was one of the most prominent citizens :
Selectman 10 years ; Assessor 3 years ; Town Clerk -4 years ; Dea. of the
church 1746, resigned and became Dea. of a new organization, the "Sep-
arate Church" ; Capt. in French war 1756 to 1759. He organized a com-
pany of families that removed from Hardwick to settle the town of
Bennington, Yt., in 1761. In Bennington he w r as the acknowledged leader
of the band of pioneers. He "seemed born to command." With parents
of this character, it is not surprising that their children should possess
qualities of mind that bring men and women to the front. Her children,
born in Hardwick, were :

86. 1. Elizabeth 5 Robinson, b. Dec. 24, 1733 ; d. Oct. 3, 1736. In Grafton.

87. 2. Leonard 5 Robinson, b. July 10, 1736 ; lived in Bennington, Yt., until late

in life, when he rem. to Swanton, Yt., and died 1827, ae. 91 ; served
in the French war, 1757 ; soldier of the Revolution, at the battle of
Bennington ; "He is reputed to have been a very pious man" ; and also,
"whose aim was quick and deadly" in battle; m. (1) 1758 Rebecca
Billings, who died 1765; m. (2) Mrs. Mercy (Freeman) Newton, widow
of Silas (1553), which see; m. (3) about 1768, Eunice Holmes of Ded-
ham. He had 16 children.

88. 3. Samuel 5 Robinson, b. 1738; d. 1813; m. Esther Safford of Bennington

and had 9 children ; Adj't. in French war, and Capt. in battle of Ben-
nington ; afterward Colonel of Militia ; Justice of the Peace.

89. 4. Moses 5 Robinson, b. 1741 ; d. 1813 ; Col. of Militia and member of the

Council of Safety ; lawyer ; Chief Justice of Superior Court of Vermont,
elected 1778 ; Senator to Congress, 1791 ; Governor of Yermont, 1788-90.
Received honorary degree of A.M. at Yale 1789, Dartmouth College 1790.

90. 5. Paul 5 Robinson, b. Dec. 17, 1743 ; d. 1754.

91. 6. Silas 5 Robinson, b. 1746; soldier in the battle of Bennington; so active

in the early controversy of Yermont with New York, as to be imprisoned
at Albany, N. Y. ; m. Susanna Weeks. He died at St. Albans, Yt, at
advanced age.

92. 7. Mercy 5 Robinson, b. 1748 ; d. 1814 ; m. Col. Joseph Safford of Bennington,

Yt.

93. 8. Sarah 5 Robinson, b. 1751; m. (1) Benjamin Fay (s. of Capt. Stephen) ;

m. (2) Gen. Reman Swift of Cornwall, Ct.

94. 9. David 5 Robinson, b. 1754; m. (1) Sarah Fay (dau. Capt Stephen) ; m.

(2) Eunice Dickinson; m. (3) Wid. Church; soldier in the battle of
Bennington ; afterward Major-General in the Army ; Sheriff of Ben-
nington County, Yt., 22 years, 1789-1811 ; U. S. Marshal 8 years, 1811-
1819 ; died 1843.

95. 10. Jonathan 5 Robinson, b. 1756; m. Mary Fassett (dau. of John) ; was a



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