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tion in" politics, although he is a Republican in prin-
ciple. He was married, March 9, 1889, at Bristol,
to Anna Lura Plumer. wdio was born March 9,
1859, in Alexandria, daughter of Charles N. and



Louisa P. Plumcr (See Plumer). She is a grad-
uate of the New Hampshire Institution, and is a
most intelligent companion and helpmeet of her
husband. Air. and Mrs. Pattee have one daughter,
Sara Lewis, born May 13. 1895, at State College,

(IV) Peter (2), son of Richard and Susanna
(Bealc) Pattee, was born about 1705 in Haverhill.
The establishment of the province line in 1741 threw
his homestead into the state of New Hampshire,
but he continued to reside in the same place. In
1745 this was called Haverhill district, and from
this region Atkinson and Plaistow were subse-
quently created. On account of the Indian depre-
dations a company of scouts were organized for
service in the Merrimac Valley and in July, 1745,
Captain Peter Pattee was in command of a com-
pany of cavalry scouts. They were enlisted August
24 and served three days, during which time no
doubt the Indians were frightened away. His to-
tal remuneration as captain was five shillings and
nine pence, of which three shillinsg and nine pence
were for wages and two shillings and three pence
for provisions, and the balance for ammunition.
He was an active and stirring man and possessed
of considerable property, as the records of deeds
indicate. He married Elizabeth Scribner, of Kings-
ton, New Hampshire, and their children were:
Susannah, Muriel, Asa, Rhoda and John.

(V) John, second son and fifth child of Peter
(2) and Elizabeth (Scribner) Pattee, was born Jan-
uary 10, 1738, in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and was
among the first settlers of Gofifstown, New Hamp-
shire, where he passed his life. He was married,
October 6, 1763. to Mary Hadle}', of Gofifstown.
At this time there was no church at Gofifstown,
and their daughter, Martha, was baptized August
5, 1766, in Hampstead. At the same time, Moses,
son of Asa Pattee, was baptized.

(VI) John (2), son of John (i) and Mary
(Hadley) Pattee, was born Febriaary 10, 1771, in
Gofifstown, where he was a farmer, like his father,
and many years justice of the peace. He died
March 28, 1829. He married Rebecca Ferren, who
died August 3, 1854.

(VII) John (3), son of John (2) and Rebecca
(Ferren) Pattee, was born 1795, in Gofifstown,
where he was a farmer and large landowner. He
died October 30, 1832. He was a Universalist in
religious faith, and a Whig in politics. He was
prominent in the affairs of the town and took an
active part in everything that made for progress.
At one time he owned all of what is known as
Pattee hill in Gofifstown. Fie married Abigail Burn-
ham, and their children were : Jabez B., John C,
Sally E., Sabra. Joseph R., Julia and Mitchell.

.(VIII) Jabez Burnham, eldest child of John (3)
and Abigail (Burnham) Pattee, was born Novem-
ber 5, 18 19, in Gofifstown, where he continued to
reside and conduct a large farm. His education
was supplied by the district schools, and he was
a ready and observing man and was an active and
useful citizen. For two years he was superintend-
ent of the poor farm. He engaged in lumbering
with success and purchased several tracts of land
for a farm in Gofifstown, on which he erected sub-
stantial buildings and he was one of the first of
Gofifstown to begin shipping milk to Boston. He
attended the Congregational Church, Imt was a
Universalist in belief. He w-as a Republican in pol-
itics, and an active member and one of the charter
members of the grange and filled a number of chairs
in that organization. He represented the town of
Gofifstown in the constitutional convention of 1876.

He died October 18, 1899. He was married, March
28, 1847, to Lorinda Jones, daughter of Amos and
Rebecca (Dimond) Jones, of Gofifstown. She
died January 21, 1901. She w-as an attendant of
the Congregational Church, and active in grange
work. They were the parents of three children:
George, Josephine and Loella.

(IX) George, only son of Jabez Burnham and
Lorinda (Jones) Pattee, was born September 11,
1850, in Gofifstown. He was educated. in the dis-
trict and high schools of his native town, and w^as
from childhood accustomed to the labor of the
farm which has been his occupation through life.
For one and one-half years in his life he worked in
a meat market, and in April, 1874, he purchased
a farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres on
which he built a new house and is now engaged in
dairy farming and shipping milk to Manchester. He
is an attendant of the Congregational Church, and
a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows, in
which he has filled the principal chairs. He was a
charter memlicr and has been active as an ofificer
of the grange, and is a thorough and progressive
farmer. With his wife he is afifiliated with the Re-
bekah branch of the Order of Odd Fellows, and
he is also a member of the New England Order of
Protection, of which he is past grand warden. For
six years he served the town as selectman, during
five years of which he was chairman of the board,
he has also served eight years as supervisor and
seventeen years as a member of the school board,
and for three years was road agent of the town,
and was its representative in the legislature in 1903.
He was married, April 2, 1874, to Mary Louise
Hazen, daughter of Cyrus and Louisa (Bartlett)
Hazen of South Weare. She was an attendant of
the Congregational Church and of the Grange. She
died December 13, 1882, leaving two daughters.
Bertha M. and Ina L. The latter died at the age
of sixteen years. Mr. Pattee was married (sec-
ond), October 22, 1883, to Elizabeth H. Rowe,
daughter of Azariah and Elvira (Baker) Rowe, of
Goffstown. She died August 5, 1889. She was in
early life a teacher, and was an active member of
the Congregational Church and of the Grange. She
left one son, Carl B. Mr. Pattee was married
(third), October 29, 1890, to Julina A. Rowe, sister
of his previous wife. She is a member of the Con-
gregational Church and of the Grange and of the
Daughters of Rebekah.

(III) Benjamin, son of Peter Pattee, was born
in Haverhill, May 13, 1696, and settled there. In
1745 he was the only one of the Pattee family re-
siding and paying taxes in Haverhill.

(IV) Captain Asa, probably son of Benjamin
Pattee and certainly grandson of the redoubtable
Peter Pattee, was born in Haverhill, in 1738. He
settled first at Gofifstown, New Hampshire, and at
about the close of the Revolution settled in Warner,
New Hampshire. He was captain of a company in
the old French and Indian war, and was present at
the capture of Quebec in 1759 under General Wolfe.
Although the town history states that he was a
Loyalist, that seems to be a mere assumption because
he lived on Tory Hill in Warner after the Revolu-
tion, for the Revolutionary Rolls of New Hamp-
shire credit him with service in the Revolution, and
his sons Asa and one John Pattee were in his com-
pany in 1776. Perhaps later in the war he opposed
the course of the patriots. He built the first frame
house in the town of Warner, New Hampshire, and
it is now called the Dr. Hatch house. For several
years he kept a hotel there. He owned the largest
farm in the town and raised much stock, cattle,



sheep and horses. He became well-to-do, and had
the fullest cdntidence and esteem of his townsmen.
He married twice. Children : i. xA.sa, Jr., born
about 1757, mentioned below. 2. John, born
September 2, 1769; succeeded to the homestead
•at Warner. 3. Daniel, born 1775 ; settled in Canaan,
New Hampshire, father of Airs. Daniel Bean and
Mrs. Jacob Currier. Other children.

(V) Asa (2), son of Captain Asa (1) Pattee,
was born about 1757, and settled during the Revo-
lution in Enfield, New Hampshire. He signed a
petition for an act of incorporation June 3, 1779.
The same land had been incorporated the year before
imder two charters and two names. He was a
soldier in the Revolution from Concord, New Hamp-
shire, in 1775. He was a lieutenant from Enfield
of Captain John Parker's company. Colonel Timothy
Bedel's regiment, in the northern division of the
Continental Army under General Alontgomery. Ac-
cording to the census of 1790 two sons under six-
teen, and three females were living in his home.

(VI) James, son or nephew of Asa (2) Pattee,
was born about 1790 at Enfield, New Hampshire.
He settled in that town and was a farmer. Among
his children was Wyman, mentioned below.

(VII) Wyman, son of James Pattee, was born
at Canaan, New Hampshire, August 28, 1826; died
in 1902. He married Mary Jane Burleigh, who was
born in Dorchester, New Hampshire, December 10,
1827. He was educated in the common schools of
Canaan and at Canaan Academy. He began his busi-
ness career in the lumber business. He was then
for some years in Ottawa, Canada, associated with
the firm of Perley & Brown, but before the Civil
war had returned to Enfield and engaged in the
grain business. He carried on this business in that
town for a period of thirty years with much success,
acquiring a handsome competence. He attended the
Umversalist Church. In politics he was a Republi-
can and he was high sheriff of Grafton county. New
Hampshire, for eight j-ears ; representative to the
state legislature from his town and Canaan for
several terms ; now treasurer of Enfield for a period
of twenty years. Child : James Wyman, born July
27, 1864, mentioned below.

(VIII) James Wyman, son of Wyman Pattee
{7), was born in Enfield, New Hampshire, July
27, 1864. He was educated in the public schools.

The family of this name early settled
JEWELL in New England to escape the relig-
ious persecution they were compelled
to suffer in England. IMany individuals of sterling
character traced their descent to the immigrant

(I) Thomas Jewell was of Braintree as early as
-1639. His will was dated April w. and probated
July 21, 1654. His widow, Grizell, married (second),
March 9, 1656, Humphrey Griggs, who died in 1657.
She survived him. The children of Thomas and
Grizell Jewell were : Thomas, Joseph, Nathaniel,
Grizell and Marcy. (Joseph and descendants receive
•extended mention in this article).

(II) Thomas (2), eldest child of Thomas (i)
and Grizell Jewell, was of Hingham and Ainesbury.
He removed to Amesbury, about 1687, and lived
in that part of the town now South Hampton. He
married. October 18, 1672, Susanna Guilford, and
they had eight children : Mary, Thomas, Ruth, Han-
nah (died young), John, Hannah, Samuel and Jo-
seph. (Mention of Samuel and descendants forms
part of this article).

(III) John, fifth child and second son of Thomas
(2) and Susanna (Guilford) Jewell, was born in

Hingham, June 29, 1663, and went with his parents
when four years old to Amesbury, where he ever
after resided. He married, January 9, 1702, Hannah
Prowse, born in Amesbury, March, 1676, daugluer
of John and Hannah (Barnes) Prowse. They had
five children : Abigail, Thomas, Hannah, John and
Barnes. Hannah (Prowse) Jewell married (sec-
ond), September 19, 1715, Peter Thompson.

(IV) Barnes, youngest child of John and Hannah
(Prowse) Jewell, was born in Amesbury, April 12.
1715. He married. May 13, 1740, Dorothy Hoyt,

widow of Jones, born April 22, 1714. (See

Hoyt, IV).

(V) Dorothy, daughter of Barnes and Dorothy
(Hoyt) Jewell, was born December 20. 1751, and be-
came the wife of Enos (i) George June 28, 1768.
(See George, V).

(III) Samuel, third son and seventh child of
Thomas (2) and Susanna (Guilford) Jewell, was
born February 19, 1688, and died in Amesbury,
Massachusetts. He married, November 6, 1712,
Sarah Ring, daughter of Robert and Ruth Ring,
of Amesbury. She was born October 7, 1691, in
Amesbury, and was still living in 1728. The family
tradition says that Samuel had a second wife who
was the mother of his youngest child, but there is
no record of such a marriage. His children were :
David, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ruth, Susanna, Doro-
thy, Thomas and Timothy.

(IV) David, eldest child of Samuel and Sarah
(Ring) Jewell, was born about 1716, in Amesbury,
and resided in Stratham, New Hampshire, where he
died May 20, 1798. He married Elizabeth Lowe.
Their children were : Joseph, David, Daniel, Su-
sanna, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary.

(V) Joseph, eldest child of David and Elizabeth
(Lowe) Jewell, was born May 13, 1741, in Brent-
wood, New Hampshire, where he passed his life^
He married (first) June 24, 1764, Susanna Graves,
who died before March 4, 1777. After the last
named date he was married to Miriam Currier. All
of his children except the last were born of the
first wife, namely : Elizabeth, Susanna, Margaret
and Anna (twins), Joseph, Simeon and Aliriam.

There is a family tradition that he served as a
soldier of the Revolution, participating in the battle
of Bunker Hill. The records show that Joseph
Jewell, of South Hampton, was a lieutenant of
Captain William H. Ballard's company, Colonel
James Frye's regiment, at Cambridge, October 6,
1675. In the pay roll of Captain John Calf-e's com-
pany of Colonel Pierce Long's regiment, from De-
cember 7, 1776, to January 7, 1777, in the Continen-
tal service, stationed at New Castle, appears the
name of Joseph Jewell, his pay being forty shillings.
In the roll of the same company, entered January 24.
i^777> Joseph Jewell's age is given as eighteen years.
He drew pay in the second company of Colonel
George Reid's second regiment for 1777-78-79; Jo-
seph Jewell is credited with $153.50. In the rolls
of men enlisted out of the third regiment of New
Hampshire militia by Colonel John Moulton. dated
May 19. 1778, appears the name of Joseph Jewell,
of South Hampton. The returns of the selectmen
of South Hampton, dated February 7, 1780, Joseph
Jewell is charged with eighteen pounds, paid April
5, 1777. May ID, 1781, he receipted for fifteen pounds
gratuity for service, his wages being eighty-eight
dollars. In 1780 he received $68.60 on account of
the depreciation of money in which he was paid for
service in Captain Samuel Cherry's company of
Colonel George Reid's regiment, the Second, of
light infantry militia.

(VI) Simeon Jewell, second son and fifth child



of Joseph and Susanna (Graves) Jewell, was born
July 20, 1776, in Brentwood. He first settled in
Northfield, where he resided upon a farm for several
years, and went from there to Sanbornton, New
Hampshire, where he died September 10, 1832. He
married, in Deerfield, May 19, 1796, Jane French,
born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, October 28, 1766,
and died in Sanbornton, January 11, 1838. Their
children were : John, Milton, Jane and Samuel.

(VH) ]\Iilton, second child of Simeon and Jane
(French) Jewell, was born in Northfield, July 2,
1803. At the age of eighteen years he began an
apprenticeship at the tanner's and currier's trade,
and after acquiring a good knowledge of the busi-
ness worked as a journeyman for a few years in
Deerfield. In 1828 he established himself in busi-
ness at Bow Lake, Strafford, and in 1832 he had the
misfortune of losing his property by a disastrous
flood. He recovered, however, and continued the
tanning and currying of leather and the manufacture
of shoes until 1865, when his health failed, necessi-
tating his retirement. He died June 4, 1869. He
married Nancy Colley, born in Medbury, New Hamp-
shire, May 3, i8g8, and died in Barrmgton, April 7,
1880. Both were members of the Freewill Baptist
Church. They were the parents of nine children,
namely: John W., who will be again referred to.
Hannah E., who died in childhood. Mary J., wife of
W. T. Breston, of Barrington. Asa W., a resident
of Dover. Enoch T., Charles M., Sirena T., and
Betsey A., none of whom are living. Samuel F.,
also a resident of Barrington.

(VHI) John Woodman, eldest child of Milton
and Nancy (Colley) Jewell, was born in Strafford,
July 26, 1831. His preliminary studies in the public
schools were supplemented with courses at the
Strafford and Gilmanton academies, and while ob-
Jaining his education he taught school several
winters. He began the activities of life in a textile
mill at New Market. He later took a clerkship in
a store, which he retained for a year at the expiration
of which time he returned to Strafford and took a
similar position with Hon. Benning W. Jenness,
remaining with him until Mr. Jenness moved to
Cleveland, Ohio, when he succeeded him in business.
In 1881 he admitted his son, John Herbert, to a
partnership under the firm name of J. W. Jewell &
Son. This firm continued in business until the death
of his son twelve years later, when Mr. Jewell sold
out his interests and retired. Mr. Jewell came to
Dover in May, 1891, and took charge of the office
of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Com-
pany,' and in January, 1892, was appointed general
agent of the company, which position he holds at the
present time. He is also a director and vice-presi-
dent of the Merchants' National Bank, and a trustee
and one of the investment committee of the Mer-
chants' Savings Bank of Dover, New Hampshire.

Mr. Jewell is a lifelong Democrat. In Strafford
he was honored by his townsmen with most of the
town offices, and represented the town in the legis-
lature. He was sheriff of Strafford county from
1874 to 1876, and a member of Governor Currier's
council from 1885 to 1887. While in Strafford he
took much interest in assisting the soldiers of the
Rebellion, and the widows of soldiers in getting them
established on the pension rolls by filling their ap-
plications, writing affidavits, and letters to the de-
partment at Washington for which he would never
take a cent. He made it a rule to fill out the quarterly
vouchers for all pensioners in town or out that came
to his office, free of charge. For ten years he was
postmaster of Strafford under the administration of
Presidents Pierce, Buchanan and Johnson. Since

1854 he has served as justice of the peace. In 1903
Mr. Jewell was elected representative to the legis-
lature from ward two in Dover, and re-elected in
1905. This ward has been one of the strongholds
of the Republican party. He declined to have his
name used for a third time ; if he had not, there is
little doubt but what he would have been elected
again. His fraternal affiliations are with the Order
of the Golden Cross.

Mr. Jewell married Sarah Folsom Gale, daughter
of Bartholomew Gale, of Upper Gilmanton, now
Belmont. The children of this union are : Sarah A.,
born August 26, 1856, married the Rev. W. W.
Browne, of Evansville, Wisconsin, and died in 1898.
John Herbert, born September 10, 1859, died in 1893,
leaving one daughter, Annie. Mertie Folsom, born
September 10, 1863, wife of Herbert Waldron, of

(II) Joseph, son of Thomas and Grizell Jewell^
was born April 24, 1642, probably at Braintree,
Massachusetts. He first lived at Charlestown, and
kept the ferry between that place and Boston. About
1690 he removed to Stow, Massachusetts, where he
owned a grist mill, which as late as 1815 was known
as Jewell's Mill. This mill is on the stream which
makes the dividing line between Sudbury and Stow.
In 1S60 the place was occupied as a carpet factory-
Joseph was twice married : first, to Martha ,

about 1670. His second wife was Isabel , who

lived to be over one hundred and three. The Mid-.
dlesex records show that Joseph died before Sep-
tember 2, 1736, when he would have been ninety-
four years of age. Six children trace their parentage
to Joseph Jewell : Joseph, Martha, John and James.
Between Martha and John were two daughters,
whose first names have been lost. One married a
Townsend, of Boston, Massachusetts, and the other
became the wife of William Skinner, of Stow.

(III) John, second son and fifth child of Joseph
Jewell, has left no record of his birth. His death
occurred at Stow, Massachusetts, February 5, 1781,

at an advanced age. He married Eunice , who

bore him six children : Silas, Priscilla, David,
Daniel, Eunice and William. He may have had a
second wife, as the records of Stow state that Eliza-
beth, wife of John Jewell, died December 14, 1785.

(IV) William, youngest of the si.x children of
John and Eunice Jewell, was born May i, 1737. He
married Lucy Gibson, and they had nine children :
Jonathan, Jeduthun, who was a deaf mute ; Lucy,
William, Levi, Joseph, Timothy, Persis and Rebecca.
William (3) died at Stow, Massachusetts, Novem-
ber 15, 1811.

(V) Joseph, fifth son and sixth child of William
and Lucy (Gibson) Jewell, was born February 17,
1771. With this member the family came into New-
Hampshire. He married Polly Frazier, January 10,
1802. They had three children : Abigail, died in
infancy ; and Lucy and Joseph, who lived and reared
families. Joseph (5) died at the early age of thirty-
five years, in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, October
17, 1806.

(VI) Joseph, only son and youngest child of
Joseph and Polly (Frazier) Jewell, was born in
Warner, New Hampshire, March 3, 1806, and died
April 17. 1883. His father died when he was but
ten months of age, and Joseph was educated in the
district schools of Warner. He was very successful
in farming, in which occupation he spent his life.
He cultivated a tract of one hundred and fifty acres.
In politics he was a Republican, but he neither sought
nor held public office. He married Rosanna Colby,
daughter of Hezekiah and Annie Colby. She was
born June i, 1811, died April 25, 1872. They had



children : i. Mary F., born in Warner, January 28,
183b. She married Frank Sargent, deceased, and
has four living children : Nellie L., who married
Charles L. Cole, had one son ; Leon S., who died in
January, 1907, while a student at Dartmouth Col-
lege; Joseph E., married JNlabel Colby, deceased, had
children: Ruth and Edna; Frank A., married Agnes
Goodwin, had children : Linda, Marion, Pearl
Agnes and Maud. 2. Joseph H., died in early man-
hood. 3 and 4. James ]\L and John F., see forward.
(VII) James M., second son and third child of
Joseph and Rosanna (Colby) Jewell, was born ni
Warner, New Hampshire, October 18, 1843. He was
educated in the public schools. He enlisted, in 1861,
in Company D, Eleventh Regiment, New Hampshire
Volunteers, Colonel Walter Hartman, commanding,
and served in this regiment until discharged by
reason of disability. After recovering his health he
engaged in the grocery business in Manchester, New
Hampshire, for several years. He sold this and ac-
cepted a position in a reform school in Connecticut,
subsequently becoming assistant superintendent of
the State Industrial School of Ohio. While re-
turning to his duties after a visit to his home, he
received injuries in a railroad wreck, of so severe
a nature, as to result in his death at Warner, April
I5> 1893. He married Sallie Harvey, of Manchester,
and they have no children now living.

(VII) John F., third son and youngest child of
Joseph and Rosanna (Colby) Jewell, was born in
Warner, New Hampshire, December 29, 1845. He
was educated in the district schools of Warner and
and in the high school. He tirst farmed with his
father, and later bought a farm of his own which
he cultivated successfully. He is a Republican and
active in political afifairs. He was a selectman for
a period of eight years and represented the town in
the legislature of New Hampshire in 1895. Ten
years later he was elected one of the three commis-
sioners for Merrimack county. He is a member of
Central Lodge, No. 67, Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, of which he was one of the charter mem-
bers in 1876, and has held all the offices. He is also a
charter member of Warner Grange No. 98, Patrons of
Husbandry, which was organized about the same
time. He attends the Baptist Church of Warner.
He married. May 29, 1869, Nellie, daughter of Wil-
liam R. and Almina Sargent. Mrs. Jewell is active
in church work. She was president of the Mis-
sionary Society for three years and has taught in
the Sunday school. They have had six children :
Oscar E., see forward; Gertrude H., born February
14, 1872; Anna M., born January 21, 1874; Almina
H., born July 18, 1877 ; Carl W., see forward ;
John Everett, born September 16, 1888; married,
February 14, 1907, Blanche Greemount, of Warner.

(VIII) Oscar E., eldest child of John F. and
Nellie (Sargent) Jewell, was born in Warner, New
Hampshire, March 18, 1870. He was educated in
the public schools of Warner, and was graduated from
the Simonds free high school in 1888. He then went
to Manchester, New Hampshire, as a clerk, and

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