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the home farm at Rochester, October 5, 1789, and
died there February 17, 1858. He was a farmer and
a tanner, politically a Whig, and was an adherant
of the Congregational Church. He married Betsey
P. Davis, who was born September 18, 1794, mar-
ried. May 22, 1821, and died November 26, 1854.
The children of Simon and Betsey P. (Davis) Torr
were: Charles, born April 2, 1822. died May 21,
1838. Simon A., born July 28, 1825, died December
6, 1834. John F., see later on. Sarah E., born Au-
gust 28, 1836, married Lew^is Hanson, and died
without issue.

(IV) John F., third son and child of Simon (2)
and Betsey P. (Davis) Torr, was born on the home-
stead farm, April 28, 1829. He was a farmer all
his life, died June 16, 1889. He was a Repub-
lican, and a member of the Congregational Church.
He married, March 17, 1868, Mary C. Downs, born
January 14, 1840, died February i, 1904. Their
children were : Charles C, born September 29, 1869.
He was educated in the public schools, and is a
farmer living on the Torr farm owned by him and
his brother, George H. He is a member of the In-
dependent Order of Odd Fellows, councilman of
Rochester, and unmarried. Simon A., born Decem-
ber 13, 1871, died April 4, 1897.

(V) George H., youngest son and child of John
F. and Mary C. (Downs) Torr, was born on the
homestead, March 20, 1876. He grew up on the
farm, and attended the public school and also took
a course in the Dover Business College. He has
always been a farmer, but now resides in Rochester.
He is a member of Humane Lodge, Free and Ac-
cepted Masons, and a Republican. He married, Oc-
tober 5, 1904, LiUian M. Gerrish (see Gerrish, III)
and they have a son,

(VI) Franklin G., born July 19, 1905.

The State of New Hampshire is largely
FOGG indebted for its development — industrial,

social and moral — to those bearing this
name, who were among the first in the colony and
are still numerous in many sections of the state.

(I) The first of the name in this country was
Samuel Fogg, who was among the early settlers
of Hampton, one of the first settlements in New
Hampshire. He was a native of England, and re-
ceived grants of land in Hampton at a very early
period, which cannot now be exactly determined.
In the second review of old grants made in 1658
he is found to have previously received separate
grants of land aggregating eight and three-fourths
acres, and it is presumed that he was among the
original proprietors. He purchased the home of
Christopher Hussey, who was one of the original
proprietors, and who removed to what is now
Hampton Falls upon selling his estate to Mr. Fogg.
In 1669 the latter drew lot 60, comprising one hun-
dred acres, which indicates that he was the owner
of two or more shares in the common rights. This
farm has never been conveyed by deed, and is still
in the possession of his descendants, having passed
successively from father to son. He was married
(first), December 12, 1652, to Ann, daughter of
Richard Shaw (see Shaw). She was the sixth
child of her parents, and died December 9. 1663.
]\Ir. Fogg was married (second), December 28,
1665, to Mary, daughter of Richard Page (see
Page). She was born about 1644, and died March
8, 1700. Mr. Fogg died April 16, 1672. Five of
his children were born of his first wife and three
of the second, namely : Samuel, Joseph, John,
Daniel, Henry. Seth, James and Ann. (Mention of
Seth and descendants appears in this article).

(II) Daniel, son of Samuel and Anne (Shaw)
Fogg, was born April 16, 1660, in Hampton, and set-
tled first in Scarborough, Maine, whence he re-
moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1690.
About 1700 he settled in that part of Kittery which
is now Elliot, Maine. He died June 9, 1755. He
was married about 1684 to Hannah, daughter of
John Libby. of Scarborough. She died between
1730 and 17,15. Their children were: Hannah,.
Captain Daniel, Mary, Rebecca, Samuel, Sarah,
John, Joseph, Seth and James.

(HI) James, youngest child of Daniel and Han-
nah (Libby) Fogg, was born March 17, 1704, in



Kittery. and lived on the paternal homestead, en-
gaged in farming. He was married, October 23,
1728, to Elizabeth, daughter of Deacon James and
Mary Fernald. She was born September 8, 1706,
and died in 1766. He died September 24, 1787.
Their children were: James, Mary, Elizabeth,
Anne, Hannah, Eunice, Joseph, Abigail, John and

(IV) Joseph, second son and seventh child of
James and Elizabeth (Fernald) Fogg, was born
February 12, 1745, in Kittery,. and died in Ber-
wick, September 30, 1S07, in his sixty-third year.
He was married in 1771 to Mercy Littlefield, of
Wells, who survived him. Their children were:
Joseph, Daniel, Jane, James and Isaac.

(V) Jane, only daughter and third child of
Joseph and Mercy (Littlefield) Fogg, was born
May 10. 1776, in Kittery, and became the wife of
David Hodsdon of Berwick (see Hodsdon, VI).

(II) Seth, fifth son of Samuel Fogg, and eld-
est child of his second wife, Mary (Page) Fogg,
was born November 28, 1666, and died September
6, 1755. He married Sarah, daughter of Benjamin
Shaw, who was born 1641. He married (second).
May 25. 1663, Esther Richardson, and resided on
the" homestead of his father in Hampton. His sec-
ond wife died May 16, 1736, aged ninety-one. years.
His children were: Benoni, Hannah, Seth, Sarah,
Esther, Samuel. Simon, Abner, Abigail, Daniel, Jer-
emiah and Ebenezer.

(III) Samuel, third son and sixth child of Seth
Fogg, was born February 13, 1700, and resided in
Hampton until 1735, when he was dismissed from
the church there to the church at Eexter, New
Hampshire. His wife's name was Mary, and their
children were: Samuel, Steven, Mary, Josiah,
Ephraim, David, Theodate. Phineas and Hulda.

(IV) Phineas, sixth child and eighth son of
Samuel and Mary Fogg, was born July n, 1738,
in Exeter, and resided in Epping, New Hampshire,,
where he was a farmer. He married his cousin,
Lydia Fogg, daughter of Simon Fogg, of Seabrook.
She was born August 9, 1745. and died April 27,
T820. Their children were: Samuel, Simon, Na-
than, Asahel, Mesach, Noah, Newell, Dearborn,
Levi and David. (The last named and descendants
receive mention in this article).

(V) Nathan, third son and child of Phineas
and Lydia Fogg, was born December 31, 1768, in
Epping New Hampshire, where he passed his life.
He was married about 1798 to Mercy Yuran, who
was born July 21, 1773, and died December 14,
1863, aged over ninety years. He died March 20,
1867. in his ninety-ninth year. Following is an ac-
count of their children : Sally, born in 1800, mar-
ried a McQuillis, and died in Rockland, Maine;
David was a farmer in Center Harbor, New Hamp-
shire, where he died : Nancy, born 1804, married a
Pierce, and died in Sharon, Vermont ; George died
in Meredith ; Mary became the wife of Henry Wil-
son, and died in Manchester, about 1898: Lydia
died at the age of twenty-two years, unmarried ;
.Arthur engaged in hotel keeping in the west, where
he died. Sewall is the subject of the succeeding

(\^I) Sewall Leavitt. youngest child of Nathan
and Mercy (Yuran) Fogg, was born September
10, 181 5, in Center Harl)or. this state, and died May
9, 1892, at his home in Manchester. He grew up
on the paternal farm in Center Harbor, receiving
a limited education in the local district school. On
account of ill health he was compelled to leave
school at the age of seventeen, and on attaining his
majority he went to Concord, where he was em-
ployed in a hotel kept by Gustavus Walker, who re-

ceives mention elsewhere in this work. Subse-
quently he went to Boston, where he was employed
for some time as a coachman by a wealthy family
named Wells. Thence he went to Methuen, Massa-
chusetts, where he engaged in the dry goods busi-
ness in partnership with his brother-in-law, Henry
Wilson. Besides operating a store they sent out
wagons through the country, and enjoyed an ex-
tensive trade. From Methuen he went to Man-
chester, in this state, and was for several years
proprietor of the City Hotel. Subsequently he en-
gaged in the livery business on the Bridge street,
and later on Hanover street, on the site now occu-
pied by the Opera House, being a partner of the
late Eben James. Upon the expiration of their
lease and preparation for the construction of the Op-
era House he retired from active business. He was
early in life a member of the Freewill Baptist
Church, and in his later years was an attendant of
the First Congregational Church of Manchester.
LIpon the organization of the Republican party he
became one of its supporters, but did not mingle
extensively in politics. His public services consisted
chiefly of two years as representative in the legis-
lature from Manchester. He married (first), Sa-
rah A. McGuire, who was born in 1821, and died
February 12, 1844. He married (second), Susan
Evans, who was born April 23, 1816, and died De-
cember 14, i86g. He was married (third). October
5, iS/T, to Mariah A. Gove, who was born July 24,
1S39, in Lynn, Massachusetts, daughter of Ira Gove
(see Gove, VII). There was one child of the first
marriage, Laroz, and one of the second, Charles H.,
both of whom died in infancy. Of the third mar-
riage, there was a son Edward N., born May 6,
1S56, and died August 8, 1891, in Manchester.

(V) David, youngest child of Phineas and Ly-
dia (Fogg) Fogg, was born June 5, 1789, in Ep-
ping, New Hampshire, and died at Lebanon, same

(VI) Caleb Pierce, son of David Fogg, was a
native of Epping. and resided in Epping and
Franklin, Vermont. He removed from the latter
point to Sturbridge, Province of Quebec, and from
there to Magog, in the same province. He was a
farmer by occupation, and a regular attendant of the
Methodist Church. In political principle he was a
Republican. He died in [Manchester Ncav Hamp-
shire, at the age of about sixty-six years. He was-
married at Franklin, Vermont, to Lavina Cook,
who was bom there and died at Stanstead, Quebec.
They were the parents of three children : Willis
Pierce, Ann Elizabeth and Henry H. The last-
named was a farmer, and died at Etna. Minnesota.
The daughter married Hollis P. Foss. of Mont-
gomery, Vermont.

(VII) Willis Pierce, eldest child of Caleb
Pierce and Lavina (Cook) Fogg, was born May 31,
1831, in Franklin. Vermont, and received his edu-
cation in the pul)lic schools of Canada and of Man-
chester, New Hampshire. When fourteen years
of age he left his home in Canada and went to
Alanchester. this state, where he was employed by
his uncle. Willis P. Fogg, who conducted a hardware
store. During this period he attended school a
part of the time, and also subsequently after tak-
ing employment in the mills. He was gifted with
abundance of Yankee ingenuity, and rapidly worked
his way up after entering the mills, until he became
superintendent of spinning, dressing, fulling, warp-
ing and twisting. His connection with the Amos-
keag Mills continued for about forty years, and it
was with reluctance that his employers gave up his
services. Being apt in the use of tools, he did some
Iniilding, and erected a beautiful home for himself


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in the city of ]\Ianchestcr. His skill in adapting
himself to the needs of his employers, is indicated
by the fact that he was second hand in the spinning
room of the Amoskeag Mills when only sixteen
3'ears old. Mr. Fogg is still vigorous and active
for one of his years, and devotes considerable time
to carpenter work and similar occupations. He is
a Methodist in religious faith, and an ardent sup-
porter of the Republican principles in governmental
afifairs. For many years he served as one of the
selectmen of Manchester. He married (first), Sa-
rah Ann Fletcher, a native of Franklin, Vermont,
who died at the end of a year after their marriage,
leaving a daughter, Minnie S., who is now the
widow of Edward Bumstead, and resides in Bos-
ton, Massachusetts. He married (second), Frances
A. Hafif, a native of Peru, New York, who has been
for many years deceased. There were two children
of this second marriage, Ernest Willis and Mabel.
The latter died in girlhood.

(Vni) Ernest Willis, only son of Willis Pierce
and Frances A. (Haff) Fogg, was born and died
in Manchester, New Hampshire. He married May
Robinson, of that city, who survives him, together
with their son, Willis Pierce Fogg.

(VI) Stephen and Sally Fogg are the first
known of this line.

(VH) Chase Fogg, son of Stephen and Sally
Fogg, resided in JNIeredith, New Hampshire. His
wife's name was Sally. '

(Vni) William Tailor Fogg, son of Chase and
Sally Fogg, was born April 30, 1830, in Meredith
and died in Manchester April 30, 1900. He grew
up in his native town and attended the district
schools and was subsequently a student at New
Hampton Literary Institution. At the age of about
twenty years he went to Manchester and there
learned the trade of butcher, which he followed
most of his life. Within a few years he engaged
in business for himself and for many years he oper-
ated a wagon, supplying meat to customers in and
about Manchester. At the age of thirty-five years
he became a member of the city police force and so
continued for eight years. For a long time he w^as
a member of the Baptist Church and was also a
member of Hillsboro Lodge, Independent Order of
Odd Fellows of Manchester. In politics he was a
Republican. He was married May, 1877, to Etta
M. Wilson, who was born September, 1855, in Man-
chester, daughter of Freeman Wilson, a substantial
resident of that city. They were the parents of
two daughters : Bertha May and Grace Belle. The
latter was for some years a teacher and is now the
wife of Robert F. Means, of Everett, Massachu-
setts. The younger has received a business train-
ing and is now employed in an office in ^lanches-

Freeman Wilson, who was born Oc-
WILSON tober 22, 1815, in Edgecomb, Maine.

was for many years a well known
citizen of Manchester, New Hampshire, where he
died in the fall of 1870. He belonged to the Scotch
strain which has infused so much of life blood
into the development of New Hampshire. His
mother lived to the age of more than one hundred
years. Very early in life he went to Boston and
engaged in the leather business for some time, and
w^as subsequently on the police force of that city.
About 1855 he went to Salem, New Hampshire, and
purchased a farm. Not long thereafter he removed
to Manchester and purchased land between Hall and
Wilson streets, lying on both sides of Central. The
growth of the city soon brought this land into de-
mand for city lots and the great appreciation in its

value gave to Mr. Wilson an important financial po-
sition in the city. When he first arrived in the
city he began butchering and selling meat and this
continued until his death. He was a regular at-
tendant of the Baptist Church, of which his wife
was a member and was a steadfast Republican in
political principles. He married Mary Leavitt, who
was born in Meredith, New Hampshire, and they
were the parents of six children, three of whom
died in infancy. Of the survivors, the eldest,
Eugene Freeman, died in Manchester, in August,
1899, at the age of fifty-four years. The second,
Etta, is the widow of William T. Fogg as above
mentioned. Nellie, the third, is [Mrs. Charles F.
Fifield, of Manchester.

(I) William Dudley, born at Rich-
DUDLEY mond, formerly Sheen, in Surrey,
England, came to Guilford, Connecti-
cut, from the town of Guilford, some thirty miles
southeast of London, in the county of Surrey. He
died at Guilford, March 16, 16S4. 'He was married,
August 24, 1636, to Miss Jane Lutman, by Rev.
Henry Whitfield, Rector at Ockley in Surrey, Eng-
land, according to parish register of Ockley. He
and his wife came over to America and settled in
Guilford, Connecticut, in 1639. They came with
Rev. Henry Whitfield, as part of the Eaton and
Hopkins expedition to Connecticut. This company
sailed from London May 20, 1639. Mr. Dudley was
a member of Whitfield's chur"ch and parish, and
readily joined with his clerical friend in the em-
igration. When arrived with his young wife at
Guilford, they established their home on what is
now Fair street. There were distinguished men
in the company with whom I\Ir. Dudley came to
America, some of whom were Samuel Disborough,
who returned to England, became Lord Keeper of
the Great Seal in Scotland, a famous M. P.. etc. ;
Air. John Hoadley, who returned and became an
emment clergyman : Thomas Jordan, who returned
and became an eminent lawyer of Westminster
Hall: Mr. William Leete, who was Governor of
Connecticut. Mr. Dudley was a representative to
the general court for Guilford, and held other
offices. Mr. Dudley was a farmer, as appears by
his will and inventory. He made his mark on his
will, but that does not prove that he could not
write, as he might have been palsied or lame in his
hand, or too ill to write. His wife, Jane, died May
r, 1674, at Guilford. Their children were: William.
Joseph, Ruth, Deborah and another child whose
name is not known.

(II) Deacon William (2), eldest child of Wil-
liam (i) and Jane (Lutman) Dudlev, was born at
sea, June 8, 1639, and died May 1701, at Saybrook,
Connecticut. He was called a cordwainer bv trade,
and was admitted freeman at Guilford in 1670, and
that 3-ear he removed to Saybrook, where he was a
deacon of the church, and a representative to the
general court many years, and commissioner several
years. The town records say: "February 7, 1676,
there were given to Deacon William Dudlev, by
the town of Saybrook, thirty-two and one-half" rods
of up-land as a plot to build his house on at what
is now called Old Saybrook, and other pieces of
land in that part of the town." The probate court
at New^ London, Connecticut, April 14, 1719, ap-
pointed Mrs. Mary Dudley, wndow of Deacon Wil-
liam Dudley, administratrix on his estate. Will
of Deacon William Dudley: Oldest son William
to have a double portion, and to have the home-
stead after the decease of his wife. Date of his
will, September 2. 1700, proved May 29, 1701. His
son William he enjoins to pay his mother, testa-



tor's widow, twenty shillings a year, and "if my
son Daniel live to enter upon building a house for
himself, then my will is that my son William do
pay to my son Daniel five pounds in Lawful money
of New England." He married, November 4, 1661,
Mary Stow, who was living in 1702. Their children
were: Mary, William, Abigail, Joseph (died
young), Deborah, Samuel, Joseph, Sarah, Eliza-
beth, Daniel and Mehetabel.

(III) Daniel, fifth son of Deacon William and
Mary (Stow) Dudley, was born 1688, in Saybrook,
and was a freeman there in 1704. He married, Sep-
tember 2, 1714, Deborah Buell, of Killingsworth,
Connecticut (marriage recorded at Saybrook).
They were the parents of the following children :
Lucia, Daniel, Deborah and Lucy.

(IV) Daniel (2), eldest son of Daniel (i) and
Deborah (Buell) Dudley, was born July 29, 1719,
at Saybrook, Connecticut, and died in Newport. New
Hampshire, February i, 181 1, aged ninety-two years.
He removed to Newport in 1772. He married,
November 5, 1741, Susanna Chattield, of Killings-
worth, she died August 6, 1791, aged sixty-seven.
Their children were : Susanna, Josiah, Deborah
(died young). Chloe, Daniel, John, Elias, Anne and

(V) Josiah, eldest son of Daniel (2) and Sus-
anna (Chatfield) Dudley, was born December 27,
1745, in Saybrook, Connecticut, and moved to New-
port, New Hampshire, in 1772, with his father. He
lived nearly a hundred years, says his granddaugh-
ter. Mrs. Henry P. Carruthers, daughter of Clarissa
(Dudley) Eaton. He married Elizabeth Denison
of Saybrook, and they were the parents of the fol-
lowing children: Josiah, George, Jeremiah, Betsey,
Clarissa, Anna and Minerva.

(VI) Jeremiah, third son of Josiah and Eliza-
beth (Denison) Dudley, was a farmer in Newport,
New Hampshire. He married, February 4, 1790,
at Andover, Mary Robards of Salisbury. Alassachu-
setts, and they had the following children : Bet-
sey, Calvin, Sophia, Fisher, Harvey, Willard and

(VII) Willard, fourth son of Jeremiah and
Mary (Robards) Dudley, was born in Sutton, Mas-
sachusetts, February 22, 1800, and died in Calais,
Vermont. October 17, 1866. He married Polly Ed-
wards, who was born in ]\Iontpelier, April 10, 1802,
and died at the same place April 12, 1880.

_(VIII) D. Willard, son of Willard and Polly
(Edwards) Dudley, was born January 26, 1832,
at Montpelier. He married Helen Frances Ham-
mond, who was born May 10, 1832, at Windsor,
Vermont, and died September 6, 1892, at Mont-

(IX) Fanny Hammond, daughter of D. Willard
and Helen Frances (Hammond) Dudley, was born
September 22, 1854, at Calais. Vermont, and mar-
ried Frank B. Emery (See Emery, IX).

The date upon w-hich the ancestor of
FULLER the family of Fuller came to Massa-
chusetts Bay Colony is prima fade
evidence of the fact that he was a Puritan who
sought religious freedom in the woods of New
England. The original Fuller was doubtless one
whose occupation w^as fulling cloth.

(I) John Fuller, immigrant ancestor of a nu-
merous family, was one of the early settlers of
Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he died in 1698,
aged eighty-seven. He was a farmer and a maltster,
and lived on the south side of the Charles river
in what is now Newton, where he became an ex-
tensive land owner and a prominent townsman.
By his wife Elizabeth he had John, Jonathan,

Joseph, Joshua, Jeremiah, Elizabeth and Isaac.

(II) John (2), eldest son of John (i) and Eliz-
abeth Fuller, was born June 6, 1645, and died Jan-
uary 21, 1721, aged seventy-six. He lived in New-
ton. He married (first), June 30, 1682, Abigail
Boylston; and (second), (Dctober 14, 1714, Margaret
Hicks, who was born in Cambridge, July 3, 1668,.
daughter of Zachariah and Elizabeth (Sill) Hicks.
The children of John and Abigail were: Sarah,.
John, Abigail, James, Hannah, Isaac, Jonathan, and

(III) Isaac, sixth child and third son of Johr^
(2) and Abigail (Boylston) Fuller, was born No-
vember 22, 1695, in Newton, where he always re-
sided. He married. July 19, 1721, Abigail Park.
Their children were: John, Abigail, Samuel, Pris-
cilla, and Richard.

(IV) Abigail, second son and child of Isaac
and Abigail (Park) Fuller, was born June i, 1723,.
and resided in Newton, where he died March 2^
1798, aged seventy-five. He married, January 16,
I75S> Lydia Richardson, who was born about 1727,
daughter erf David and Remember (Ward) Rich-
ardson, of Newton, and great-granddaughter of
Samuel Richardson and William Ward. Eight or
more children were born of this marriage : Sybel,
Rhoda, Lemuel, Esther, Elijah, Ezekiel. Amasa^
and Isaac.

_ (V) Isaac, (probably) the eighth and youngest
child of Abijah and Lydia (Richardson) Fuller,
was born in Newtown about 1773, and died in 1819,
aged forty-six. He lived a few years in Holden,
Massachusetts, and in 1797 or 1798 removed to
Marlborough, New Hampshire, and lived in that
part of that town which was afterward included in
Troy. He was a farmer and a carpenter. In the
winter of 1S19. w^hile returning to his home from
the village of Troy, in a severe snow storm, within
sight of his house, he perished from cold while
thus storm bound. He married, August 7, 1797,
Patty Howe, who was born in Holden, Massachu-
setts, May 25, 1779, daughter of Jonathan and Dor-
othy (Smith) Howe. She died August 16, 1836.
aged fifty-seven. Their children were: Amasa,.
Lucretia, Patty, Nancy, Dorothy, Stillman, Lydia,
Isaac, Harriet and Eliza. Amasa was born in Hol-
den, the others in Marlboro and Troy.

(VI) Amasa, oldest child of Isaac and Patty
(Howe) Fuller, was born December 7. 1797, and
died July 18, 1879, aged eighty-two. He grew to
manhood in Troy. After learning the carpenter's
trade he became a quite prominent builder in Troy
and vicinity, and also cleared a farm. He acquired
considerable property in Troy, and at the age of
sixty years he improved a water power at Marlboro
Depot, where he erected a saw and grist mill. He
had also been engaged in the manufacture of
wooden ware in Marlboro for some time, when,
in 1865, he sold his factory to his son Levi. Late
in life he removed to Swanzey, where he purchased
a small farm. He died at Swanzey about fourteen
years _ later. He married Anna Bemis, who was
born in Marlborough, July 5. 1801, and died June
19, 1826; he married (second), January 11, 1827,
Hannah Jackson, who was born in Wallingford,
Vermont, November 5, 1803, a relative of the es-

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