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employ of the Boston, Concord & Montreal rail-
road, and was station agent at Canterbury about
1857, then yardmaster at Concord twenty years, and
then lived on a farm in Canterbury three years.
Since 1888 he has been tender at a railroad crossing
in Laconia. He married, March 16, 1847, Citana
McDaniel, who was born April 23, 1827. Her father,
Jonathan McDaniel. was born in Northfield, and
died March 31, 1858, aged fifty-three years. Char-
lotte Foss, his wife, was born in Northfield, and
died there December 6, 1868, aged sixty-three years.
Nehemiah McDaniel, father of Jonathan McDaniel,
died in Londonderry in 1840. Five children were
born to Ebenezer (2) and Citana McDaniel.

(III) George Eugene, son of Ebenezer (2) and
Citana (McDaniel) Hutchins, was born in Concord,
October 16, 1848. At thirteen years of age he took
service with the Boston, Concord & Montreal Road
as a section hand, and followed that vocation three
years. At sixteen years of age he went to Concord,
New Hampshire, and there worked a year in a tan-
nery. From 1865 to 1869 he was a locomotive fire-
man for the Boston, Concord & Montreal road, and
at the last given date became an engineer. He ran
between Concord and Woodsville for some years,
residing at Concord ; then was removed to the
Whitefield branch, where he served five years. For
sixteen years he resided at Jefiferson. In 1893 he
was transferred to the Berlin branch, and has since
ran between Berlin and Whitefield Junction, re-
siding at Berlin since 1895. In political sentiment
Mr. Hutchins is a Democrat. While in Jefferson
he served on the board of education three years,
1888-1891. In 1903 he was elected to the "loweT
house of the legislature, and served with credit. In
1904 he became a candidate for the office of mayor
of Berlin on the Labor ticket, and was elected. Five
months after election he succeeded in breaking up
the corrupt ring that had governed the city, had an
expert examine the city's books of records and ac-
counts, who found a shortage of $17,000 in the ac-
counts of the city clerk and treasurer. That in-
dividual was prosecuted, found guilty, and sent ta
the penitentiary. Such was the vigorous start made
by George E. Hutchins in the mayor's office. His
administration of affairs in this case and in general
has been so satisfactory to all the better element of
Berlin that he has been twice re-elected, and is now
(1907) serving his third term. Mr. Hutchins is a
thirty-second degree Mason ; he is a member of
White Mountain Lodge, No. 86, of Whitefield, of
which he was a master in 1889; North Star Royal
Arch Chapter, No. 16, North Star Commandery, No.
4. Knights Templar, of Lancaster; and Edward A.
Raymond Consistory, Sublime Princes of the Royal
Secret, of Nashua. He is also a member of St.
John's Lodge, No. 58, Independent Order of Odd
Fellows, of Whitefield, of which he was noble grand
in 1879; and Mt. Lafayette Lodge, No. 572, of the



Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He be-
came a member of the Congregational Church in
1901, and is now a deacon of the church of that
denomination at Berhn, and superintendent of its
Sunday school. He married, in Woodsville, De-
cember 26, 1870.. Helen Marr Chamberlain, daughter
of Warren Kasson and Statira Frances (Edwards)
Chamberlain. The following is a brief account of
Mrs. Hutchins' ancestry:

(i) Richard Chamberlain was born in Oxford,
Massachusetts, July 9, 1714. He ascended the Con-
necticut river from Hinsdale, New Hampshire, in a
boat, taking seven of his fourteen children, and
some most necessary articles, and settled in New-
bury. Vermont, in June, 1762. He was in Captain
Phinehas Stevens' company of sixty men at Charles-
town, New Hampshire, during the siege of 1747;
was also in. Colonel Williams's regiment for the in-
vasion of Canada, from March 13, to December 18,
1758, and was a minute-man in 1775. He died Oc-
tober 16, 1784. He married Abigail, daughter of
Remembrance Wright, of Northampton, Massachu-

(2) Benjamin son of Richard and Abigail
(Weight) Chamberlain, was born in Northfield,
Massachusetts, December 15, I747- and went_ to
Newbury with his parents. He served a short time
in the Revolutionary war. His wife was Widow

(3) Benjamin (i), son of Benjamin (i) Cham-
berlain, was born in October. 1774. and died De-
cember 3. 1872. He married Sally, daughter of
Thomas Kasson. She was born January 31, 1787,
and died April 15, 1868.

(4) W^arren K., son of Benjamin (2) and
Sally (Kasson) Chamberlain, was born May 6. 1815,
and was a farmer in Newbury. He died July 3,
1894. He married Statira Frances Edwards, who
was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, 1827,
daughter of David and Alciemena (Frisby) Ed-
wards, of Maine. Their daughter, Helen Marr,
born June 18, 1848. married George E. Hutchins,
and they have had two children: Eben W., born in
Concord. New Hampshire, 1872; and Frank Eugene,
who died young.

(Second Family.)

The immigrant ancestor of this
HUTCHINS family of _ Hutchins was one of

those soldiers who came to put
down the American rebels of 1776, and remained
after they had won their independence to assist
them in the work of building up a mighty nation.

(I) Parley H^utchins was born in Edinburgh,
Scotland, and in 1774 came from there to America
as a private in the British army to assist in keeping
order in the colonies, then on the eve of open re-
bellion against the English government. He served
throughout the Revolution which followed, and after
the close of the war settled in Connecticut, where
he became a farmer and resided until his death.
He married and raised a family.

(H) Parley (2), son of Parley (i) Hutchins,
was born in Connecticut, removed to Wolcott, Ver-
mont, and settled there about the year 1816. He
built a cabin on the Lamoille river, and began his
life in the wilderness by clearing the timber off the
land on which he settled, and putting it in a fair
state of cultivation. He built a large and com-
Tnodious tavern on the land he had cleared in 1S30.
which he conducted very successfully until his
death, which occurred in July, 1858. He married,
T813, Polly Whitney, born in 1794, died April 18,
1878, and they v/ere the parents of : Charles ; Sid-

ney ; Lewis Smith, see forward ; John Corbin and

(HI) Lewis Smith, third son and child of Par-
ley (2) and Polly (Whitney) Hutchins, was born
in Wolcott, Vermont, August 6, 1825, and died in
North Stratford, New Hampshire, April 8, 1895. He
continued the hotel business commenced by his
father, and in addition to this was engaged in farm-
ing. Before the construction of the Portland &
Ogdensburg railroad, he was extensively engaged in
teaming to St. Johnsbury, Montpelier and Burling-
ton, Vermont. In politics he was one of the two
Democrats of the town, and was a stanch supporter
of the principles of the Democratic party. For a
number of years he filled the office of selectman.
He married, 1844, Marcia M. Aiken, born February
II, 1826, died April 13, 187S, daughter of Solomon
and Mary (Warner) Aiken. Solomon Aiken was
born in Hardwick, Massachusett.s, July 15, 1758, and
served two years in the army during the Revolution-
ary war. He then entered Dartmouth College, from
which he was graduated in 17S4. He was ordained
pastor of the church in Duxbury, Massachusetts,
June 4, 1788, and enlisted as chaplain in the United
States army, June 11, 1812. He removed to Hard-
wick, Vermont, in 1818, was representative in 1821-2,
and died in June, 1833. He married, October 12,
178S, Mary Warner, daughter of Captain Daniel
Warner, and they were the parents of four sons and
five daughters. Lewis Smith and Marcia M.
(Aiken) Hutchins had children: Emma C. ; Mary
P. ; Warner J. ; Marcia M. ; Frederick L. ; Burt M. ;
Kate A. ; John Corbin, see forward ; and Frank D.,
mentioned with descendants in this article.

(IV) John Corbin, fourth son and eighth child
of Lewis Smith (3) and Marcia M. (Aiken) Hutch-
ins, was born in Wolcott, Lamoille county, Ver-
mont. February 3, 1864. He attended the public
schools of his native city until he was thirteen years
of age, and then became a student at the academy
at Hardwick, where he attended the spring and fall
terms for four years, teaching the district schools
in winter, and assisting his father in the cultivation
and management of the home farm during the sum-
mer months. At the age of seventeen years he be-
came the assistant principal of the academy, filling
that position for a period of two years, and subse-
quently taking a post-graduate course in the same
institution. He went to Northfield, Vermont, in
18S3, where he lived during the winter,' at the same
time teaching in the high school at Gouldsville. In
the spring of 1884 he removed to Stratford, _ New
Hampshire, and during the year following his ar-
rival in that town was employed as a clerk in the
drug and jewelry store of W. C- Carpenter. The
next year he filled the position of teacher of the
higher grade in the grammar school of the town,
and employed all his leisure time in the store of Mr.
Carpenter, acquiring a further knowledge of the
drug and jewelry business. Failing health com-
pelled Mr. Carpenter to remove to California in 1886,
and he disposed of his business to Mr. Hutchins,
who had passed his examination before the New
Hampshire Board of Pharmacy, April 25, of that
year. In politics Mr. Hutchins is a Democrat, and
as such has been elected to various offices, and in
these as well as in a number of other ways has ren-
dred his town and district good service. He was
elected chairman of the board of selectmen in 1889,
and re-elected to the same office in the two follow-
ing years. Important ' matters came up for con-
sideration during his term of office, and were dis-
posed of in such a manner as to be of the greatest



advantage to the town. During that time the Maine
Central railroad was constructed and, with the New
Hampshire railroad commissioners, Mr. Hutchins
was one of the board to settle the amount of dam-
age to lands occasioned by the carrying out of this
work. The righteousness of the awards of the
board was so apparent to all concerned that but one
appeal was taken from its decisions, and then the
judgment of the board was sustained. Mr. Hutch-
ins was tax collector from 1896 to 1906, inclusive,
with the exception of 1899 and 1900. He was elected
to the legislature in 1898 by the largest plurality
ever received by a candidate in the town. At the
following sitting of the general court he was a mem-
ber of the committee of appropriations and of that
of national affairs. He was elected a member of
the board of education in 1900., and with the as-
sistance of others established a high school in North
Stratford, which has taken a high position for ex-
cellency. He takes an active and prominent part
in several secret societies, being a Mason and a
Knight of Pythias of high degree. He became a
member of Evening Star Lodge, No. 25, Free and
Accepted Masons, of Colebrook, in 1886 ; later
joined North Star Royal Arch Chapter, No. 16;
North Star Commandery, Knights Templar, of Lan-
caster ; Edward A. Raymond Consistory, Thirty-
second degree. Sublime Princes of the Royal Sec-
ret of Nashua ; and is a charter member of Strat-
ford Lodge, No. 30, Knights of Pythias, instituted
August 5. 1886, in which he has held every office.
He became a member of the grand lodge at its ses-
sion in Lancaster in 1893; the next year, at Man-
chester, he was elected grand outer guard, from
which office he rose by regular gradation until at
Woodsville, in October, 1900, he was elected grand
chancellor of the state, in which office he served
one year. He married, in West Stewartstown, Oc-
tober 24. 1889. Sadie H. Mayo, born June 6, 1866,
daughter of Thomas Henry and Ellen (Rowell)
Mayo (see Mayo, VH), and they have had chil-
dren: Ralph Mayo, born August 20, 1890; Ruth
Ward, born August 29, 1892; died January 10, 1896;
Paul Aiken, born August 17, 1900.

(IV) Frank D., youngest child of Lewis S. and
Marcia M. (Aiken) Hutchins, was born in Wol-
cott. June 8, 1864. He studied preliminarily in the
public schools and was graduated from the Hard-
wick (Vermont) Academy in 1880. After teaching
in the public schools for two years he abandoned
educational pursuits, and going to Chicago was for
a similar period employed in a wholesale hat and
cap establishment. Returning to New England he
secured a position as bookkeeper in the office of the
American Express Company as a messenger with
headquarters at Concord, and he continued in that
capacity until 1894, when he was advanced to the
position of local agent at Pittsfield, where he has
ever since represented the company with ability and
faithfulness. Progressive, energetic and keenly
alive to the possibilities obtainable through the de-
velopment of the business resources of the town,
Mr. Hutchins has acquired wide-spread popularity,
and he is ready on all occasions to contribute both
his time and means in promoting any well-con-
ceived movement calculated to be of benefit to the
general welfare of the community. In politics he is
a Democrat, and in addition to serving as chairman
of the Pittsfield Democratic Club for seven years
has been a member of the board of selectmen a num-
ber of years, was its chairman for four years, and
in 1902-03 was representative to the legislature. In
the capacity of chairman of the board of selectmen
he was a leading spirit in public ceremonies con-

ducted during Old Home week in 1902, on which
occasion was dedicated the Public Library presented
by Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Carpenter, of Manchester,
and his acceptance of the gift in behalf of the town
was both eloquent and appropriate. He is a mem-
ber of Corinthian Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted
Masons, and of Norris Lodge, Knights of Pythias,
both of Pittsfield ; also of Rumford Lodge, Inde-
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, and Tahanta En-
campment, of Concord.

At Concord, April 17, 1894, Mr. Hutchins was
united in marriage with Edna Whittier, of Calais,
Maine, a representative of a highly reputable family
of that state. They have one daughter, Madeline
Edna, who was born January 27, 1895, and is now
an apt scholar well advanced in her studies.

The Mayo family is one which has one
MAYO distinction in many directions since its

advent in this country. It came from
England to* America at a very early date, and has
been identified with the learned professions and va-
rious lines of industry since that time, and has
been continuously located in New England. It bore
an active part in the development of Manchester,
New Hampshire, and in the pioneer period of the
northern section of the state.

(I) John Mayo, the first of this family of whom
we have any definite record, was brought from
Rawling, Kent county, England, by his parents in
1632. He was the first settled pastor of the Old
North Church in Boston, Massachusetts, later made
famous by Paul Revere, being installed November
9, 1655, ^nd left his pastorate in 1672. He married
Hannah Graves in 1654, and died in 1676.

(II) Thomas Mayo, born July 29, 1667, son of
John and Hannah ((jraves) Mayo, married (first).
1734, Elizabeth Farley; (second), 1749, Mary Heart;
(third), 1763, Catherine Williams. He was the
father of seventeen children.

(HI) Thomas (2), son of Tihomas Mayo, mar-
ried Elizabeth Davis.

(IV) Thomas (3) Mayo, son of Thomas (2)
and Elizabeth (Davis) Mayo, was born in Rox-
bury, and married Lucy Richards..

(V) Thomas (4), son of Thomas (3) and Lucy
(Richards) Mayo, was born in Roxbury, Massa-
chusetts. He Avas the proprietor of the old Mayo
Tavern. He married August 29, 1791, Amy Davis,
born September 3, 1771, and they had thirteen chil-

(VI) Aaron Davis Mayo, son of Thomas (4)
and Amy (Davis) Mayo, was 'born in Roxbury,
Massachusetts, March 13, 1796, and died October
14, 1880. Like his father he was a hotel keeper in
Roxbury. and also in Andover, Massachusetts. He
married, April 24, 1820, Sarah Day, born December
13, 1794, died March 7, 1842, and they had children :
Sarah jane, born February 15, 1821 ; Matilda Eliza-
beth, born June 4, 1822 ; Thomas Henry, born June
28, 1824; Thomas Henry (second), see forward;
Sarah Augusta, born January 8, 1828 ; Helen Louisa,
born November i, 1831.

(VII) Thomas Henry Mayo, second son and
fourth child of Aaron Davis and Sarah (Day)
Mayo, was born in Andover, Massachusetts, June
28, 1826. He was apprenticed to learn the trade of
decorating and followed this occupation during the
active years of his life. While still a young man
he went to Manchester, New Hampshire, and from
there to West Stewartstown, New Hampshire,
where his entire married life was spent. During
the civil war he enlisted in Company I, Fourth
New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. His political



affiliations were with the Republican party, and his
religion was that of the Adventists. He married,
in Manchester, New Hampshire. May 30, 1853,
(Rev. B. M. Tillotson officiating,) Ellen (Flanders)
Rowell, born in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, Feb-
ruary 16, 1834, died Mav 2, 1907, daughter of David
and Elizabeth (Smith) Rowell, and they _ were the
parents of children: i. Ellen Louisa, died at the
age of nine years. 2. Edward, was drowned at
the age of eight years. 3- Sadie Helen, mentioned
below. 4. Ella Amy, born March 26, 1868; mar-
ried Garvin R. Magoon, of Derby Center, Vermont,
and has children: Ethel Caroline; Ellen Colby
and Mayo ]\IcKinley. 5. Edward Davis, who died
at the age of two years. Thomas Henry Mayo
departed this life August 29, 1907.

(Vni) Sadie Helen, second daughter of Thomas
H. and Ellen F. (Rowell) Mayo, was born June 6,
1866, and is now the wife of John C. Hutchins of
Stratford, New Hampshire. (See Hutchins, IV.)

This is a name of a family quite
COLBURN numerous in Massachusetts and New
Hampshire. The race is an energetic
one, and its members inclined rather to active than
sedentary employment. They are self-reliant and
most of them accumulate above the average amount
of substance. Many members of the family now
spell the name Coburn.

(I) Edward Colburn, the pioneer in America,
came from England to Massachusetts about 1635,
and died February 17, 1700. He settled in Chelms-
ford, Massachusetts, and became the progenitor of
a large family which has spread over the land. He
had sons, John, Thomas, Robert, Daniel, Ezra and
Joseph. (Ezra and descendants are mentioned in
this article).

(H) Thomas, son of Edward Colburn, was born
1674, in Chelmsford, and resided in Dunstable. He
was a soldier in the second expedition led by Captain
John Lovell, and on account of this service he \vas
a grantee of Kingstown, now Manchester. He died
November 2, 1770, and his wife died September 7,
1739. Her name has not been preserved. Their chil-
dren were: Elizabeth, Thomas, Hannah, Edward,
Sarah, Bridget, Lois and Rachel.

(HI) Thomas (2), eldest son and second child
of Thomas (i) Colburn, was born April 28, 1702, in
Dunstable, and was a farmer, living in the part
of that town which is now Hudson. He and his
son Thomas were killed by lightning August 30,
1765. His wife's name was Mary. After his death
she married Colonel Samuel Moore, of Richfield,
and removed to Hudson at the time of the marriage.
The children of Thomas and Mary included sons
Thomas, Isaac and Zaccheus. (Mention of Zaccheus
and descendants appears in this article).

(IV) Thomas (3), eldest child of Thomas (2)
and Mary Colburn, was born June 2, 1731, in Dra-
cut, Massachusetts, and died before 1814. He was
married in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1761, to Sarah
Eaton, who was born in Reading, Massachusetts, a
daughter of Silas and Jerusha (Gould) Eaton. Their
children were: Thomas, Sally, Silas (died young),
Silas, James (died young), Daniel, Deborah (died
young), Deborah, James, Sybel and Jacob.

(V) Jacob, youngest child of Thomas (3) and
Sarah (Eaton) Colburn, was born April i, 1782. in
Dracut, Massachusetts, and died in Hollis, New
Hampshire, February 22, 1836, aged fifty- four. He
Avas a major in the Massachusetts militia. He mar-
ried Lydia Haseltine, of Dracut, who died May 26,
1841, aged fifty-nine years. Their children were:

Thomas Jefferson, Sarah Jones, Charles Louis, Jacob,
Peter and Mary. The last three died young.

(VI) Charles Louis, son of Major Jacob and
Lydia (Haseltine) Coburn, was born in Dracut,
Massachusetts, July 17, 1815, and died in Nashua,
New Flampshire, December 28, 1892, aged seventy-
seven. He started in life as a clerk in a shoe store
in Lowell, where he was employed a year or two.
He then learned to make shoes, and opened a shop
in that city, where he employed several men. Sub-
sequently he removed to Pepperell and carried on the
same business with a force of fifteen or more men.
finding this employment detrimental to his health
he removed in 1841 to Nashua, where he bought a
farm which finally came to include two hundred and
fifty-si.x acres, two miles west of the city of Nashua.
This land was well timbered, and he cut large quan-
tities of lumber from it. He was a thrifty and pros-
perous man and before his death he owned besides
his farm three houses and lots in Nashua, and other
property. In 1871 he removed to Nashua, where
he resided seven years, but later returned to the
farm where he passed the last nine years of his life,
and where his widow now resides. Until the dis-
solution of the Whig party he affiliated with it,
and afterward with the Republican party. He filled
the offices of alderman, selectman and road commis-
sioner, holding the latter office six years.

He married in Hollis, April 2, 1839, Emeline
Wright, who was born in Hollis, JNlay S, 1821,
daughter of Miles Johnson and Betsey (Jewell)
Wright, both of Hollis. Miles J. Wright was a
blacksmith, and a farmer of ample means. He was
born March 13, 1791, and died February 25, 1859,
aged sixty-nine. He was a sergeant in a company
of cavalry in the militia. His father, Lemuel Wright,
son of Captain Joshua Wright, was born December
30, 1752, and died May 13, 1833, aged eighty-two.
Lemuel Wright and three brothers were in the
Revolution. He was in Colonel Joshua Wingate's
Regiment in 1776-77, and was at the battle of White
Plains and at Ticonderoga. He was fond of the
military, and at one time had a great barbecue at
his place at which a large number of militry guests
were present, the principal gastronomic -attraction
being an ox roasted whole. He married Mary God-
frey Johnson, widow of Edward Johnson, of Wo-
burn, Massachusetts, and daughter of Captain God-
frey, of Greenland, Massachusetts, who was killed
and scalped by the Indians, when she was a young
child. She died December 30, 1838, aged ninety-

Betsey Jewell, wife of Miles Wright, was the
daughter of James Jewell, a soldier of the Revolu-
tion, who was paid off at the end of his term of ser-
vice in Continental money. He received nine hun-
dred dollars of this depreciated currency, all of
which he gave for a cow. He died September 24,
1851, aged ninetj^-eight years, and five months. To
Charles L. and Emeline (Wright) Coburn there
were born four sons and one daughter: Charles J.,
Sarah E.. George W., John H., Arthur J. Charles
J., born January 16, 1840, married Mary Jane Woods
of Nashua, July 2, 1865. She died October i, 1890.
He married (second), Ida Louise Casavant of Lynn,
Massachusetts, January 3, 1900. Sarah Emeline,
born March 8, 1842, married, July 24, 1862, Frank-
lin Tyrrell. George William, July 7. 1844, married,
July 27, 1871, Nancy Poore Kimball. John H., is
mentioned below. Arthur Jefferson, December 23,
1850, married, October, 1872, Kate Manning; they
had one child, Grace Emma, born May 8, 1874, died
October i, 1880.

(VII) John Henry, fourth child and third son



of Charles L. and Emeline (Wright) Coburn, was
born in Nashua, July 8, 1850. He attended the dis-
trict school near his home, the Nashua High School,
and Crosby's Institute. He left the last named school
at nineteen years of age, after having attended there
two years. He then became the proprietor of two
milk routes. His business required him to work at
half past twelve in the morning and continue until
half past seven in the morning, and to drive sixteen
miles in the afternoon to collect milk for next day's
delivery. The amount of milk delivered daily
was six hundred quarts. He also dealt in
hay and straw. After seven year's steady
work at this business he found his health

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