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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL:
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ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIOMARY



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NAN TUCKET WYERS

COMPILED BY

JAMES I. WYER, JR.




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ANCESTOR WORSHIP ON NANTUCKET



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£±y~^'^ , 'i;-jN Nantucket, genealogy assuredly is held
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of the original families, the ancient island




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aristocracy, as it were, — and these include
in near or remote lineage practically the entire population, —
genealogy is a fetish, a passion, a solemn rite. For years
Aunt Polly Chase, despite stone-deafness, with sharp,
querulous, and forthright tongue, with remarkable octogen-
arian shrewdness, and with a more than hah genuine pretense
at guarding sacred treasure, presided with impressive formal-
ity over some genealogic remains left by that indefatigable
antiquarian, William C. Folger. In every household and
preserved in quantity at the local historical societies are
family charts in the torm of giant half cart-wheels, which
provide for the radiating records of both maternal and
paternal ancestors in concentric generations back to the
fortunate forebear who first courted sure renown by settling
on the " hammock isle." An enthusiastic Nantucket lady
confessed to me that an absorption in one of these "cart-
wheels " had taken her all over this country and to Europe
in her efforts to complete every "line," and that not even
her botanist's thrill at the discovery of a new heather on



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her native island had been comparable to the keen joy con-
sequent upon the positive identification of a quite indis-
pensable ancestor, who for years had been under suspicion
but had always eluded documentary proof. I have been
permitted to use private manuscript genealogical matter
(and there are many such collections) in immaculate term,
the collection and transcription of which must have filled
the leisure of half a lifetime ; indeed, these records often
descend from mother to daughter, for it is most frequently
the women who serve as family historians. Fie upon the
ardor of the chase, the collector's passion; away with
every game of chance ever played for gold; for they are
as dust and ashes in the mouth when ranged beside the
fierce zest of consuming ancestor-pursuit.

No less noticeable and impressive than this cult of an-
cestry to even the merest genealogical tyro and dilletante,
is the intense Inselsliebe which has marked all natives of
Nantucket. A singularly large proportion of the two hun-
dred members of the one family noted in this pamphlet
were born, lived, and died on Nantucket. Those of them
who now and again joined the ranks of the " ofr-islanders "
(save for the progeny of one prolific David who removed to
Maine in 1810) have either ultimately returned to or have
seldom left the State, many of them, indeed, never getting
beyond the "Cape" towns. This constancy is easy to un-
derstand during the prosperous and stirring whaling days.
It is harder to account for in recent years, when, save for
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visitor, there is little on the Island tor a regular dweller to
do or to be. And yet they stay with a loving inertia, rare
even in the older parts of our country, and quite incompre-
hensible to the transient, migratory dweller in the great
West.

These records of the Wyer family are the result of
finding, on a chance vacation month spent on Nantucket in
1906, that the name, a distinctly uncommon one, was better
represented in the Island directory than Smith, Jones, or
Brown. Circumstances having delayed their publication for
five years, this explanation is offered that the belated data
may be understood to be as of 1906, not 191 1. Obviously
bare names, dates, and places are the veriest shreds of any-
true family history ; yet, as they are not wholly without
interest and significance, curiosity as to them may be par-
doned, and even such prosaic scraps of unromantic history
offer much (when read between the lines and in close con-
nection with the Island history) to fire the imagination and
move the deepest feelings.

J. i.w.



THE NANTUCKET WYERS

1 N the following genealogy only the male lines axe fully traced. All
' females born Wyer are noted in proper places; the dates of birth,
death, marriage, and name of husband are given, but not of the
children. Unless otherwise stated, a.ll marriages, births, and deaths
occurred on Nantucket.

The emigrant ancestor of the Nantucket Wyers, as also prob-
ably of most members of that family in America, was



1 Edward, tailor, born about 1622 in Scotland, came to Massa-
chusetts perhaps as early as 1640. He was living in Charlestown
in 165S, where he married Elizabeth Johnson January 5, 1659,
and died May 3, 1693. He had eleven children, the Nantucket
line coming from

2 Robert, third child of Edward (i), born in Charlestown February
10 or 16, 1664, where he was also a tailor and later an innhoider.
He married, first, Elizabeth Fowle April 26, 1688, who died with-
out issue January 20, 16S9; second, Ruth Johnson. 1692 or 1695:
He died in Charlestown November 14, 1709. He had ten chil-
dren, of whom

3 Robert, third child of Robert (2), born in Charlestown July 20,
1696, early moved to Sherburne, Nantucket, where he married
Katharine Swain July 5, 1720, and where he died June 1. 1761.
Issue

4 1 Ruth, married Nicholas Meader September 11. 1740.

5 11 Mary, married Beriah Giles July 19, 1739; ^^ October

6 in Elizabeth, married Daniel Swain January 31, '745;

died October 6, 1784.



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7 iv Hepsibcth, born February, 1731; married Jonathan

Coleman August 27, 1790; died July 29, '812.

8 v Phebe, married William Pinkham January 25, 1749 (a

private record says 1745); died May 29, 1772.
vi William, see 14.
vii Zachariah, see 21.
viii Robert, see 27.

9 Timothy, seventh child of Robert (2), and brother of Robert (3)
born in Charlestown December 27, 1702, a leather-dresser and
mariner; early moved to Sherburne, Nantucket, and there married,
first. Mary Sillevan or Sullivan, a French refugee from Cape
Breton, July 7, 1730; second, Hannah Swain June 2S, 1748.
He died March 2, 1758. By his first wife he had

1 Edward, see 35.
11 John, see 42.

10 in Sarah, bom July 31, 1735; married Peter Swain August

3> 1755; died February 22, 1820.

11 iv Mary, born July 3, 1737; married, first, Nathaniel Folger

March 4, 1759; second, Tristram Folger after 1776; died
March 8, 1801.

12 v Timothy, born October 5, 1739; probably died in in-

fancy.
15 vi Lydia, born Ma-ch 28, 1741; married, first, Benjamin

Russel September 29, 1762; second, Tallman after

1771.

14 William, son of Robert (3), born January 20 or April iS, 1733;
married Abigail Coleman (who died November 20, 1S12); died
May 8, 18 12. Issue

15 1 Robert, born July 6, 1756; died without issue July 13,

1805.

16 11 Lydia, born August 10, 1759; married Henry Fitz-

Gerrald November 9, 17S0; died June 17, 1829.

17 in Nathaniel, born September 23, 1761; married Sally

Burke in Boston; died without issue.
iv Joseph W., see 52.



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18 v Hepsibeth, bora May 26, 1767; married, firs*. Solomon

Coleman, Jr., August 27, 1790; second, H. Riddle or
Reddell: died Ausrust 20, iS*8.

19 vi Phebe, born May 26, 1767; married Simeon Folger

June 26, 1 7 S 7 ; died April 2, 1S39.
vii Timothy, see sa.

20 viii Mary, born October 19, 1773; married, first, Moses

Bunker August 6, 1795; second, Jonathan Swain; died
July 23, 1S16.

£1 Zachariah, son of Robert(3), born February 13, 1735; married
Abigail Swain 1762 (who died 1S14); died June, 1818. Issue

22 1 Sarah, married Palatiah Swain July 8, 1783; died Jan-

uary S, 17S6.

23 11 Eunice, born November 27, 1766; married Seth Kellogg

January 6, 1795; died December 4, 1833.
in Obed, see 57.

24 iv Elizabeth, born August 28, 1769; married Obed Stratton

September 3, 1789, no issue; died April 28, 1823.

25 ' v Nathaniel, born 1770 ?; died single.

26 vi Benjamin, born 1775 ?; died, single, from small-pox in

South Carolina, July, 1S00.

27 Robert, son of Robert (3), born January 3, 1737; married Zilpah
Sherman 1759 ?; died September 28, 1S16. Issue

28 1 Catherine, born September 13, 1760; died, single, Jan-

uary 14, 1790.
!29 11 David, born October 13, 1762; probably died in infancy.

30 in Cynthia, born July 20, 1765.

31 iv Jerusha, born July 25, 1768.

32 v Martha, born September 6, 1 77 1 ; died single.
vi Owen, see 59.

vii Christopher, see 61.

33 Yin Elizabeth, born February 23, 1780; married Matthew

Norton November 21, 1802.

34 ix sha, born September 22, 1783.



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35 Edward, son of Timothy (9), born November S, 1731; married
Abigail Cathcart 1751 ? (who died August, 1S04); died December
17, 1S06. Issue

36 1 Timothy, burn May S, 1752; married Catharine

of England; no is^ue.

37 11 Mary, born May 10, 1754, or October 2, 1755; married,
first, Tristram Coleman July 30, 17S2; second, Paul Coffin
1806; no issue; died May 12, 1S2S.

3S in Dinah, bom October S, 1757 or '58; married Joseph

Sessions August 7, 178S; died October 29, 1S27.

39 iy Hannah, bom September 1 1, 1760; died March 23, 1762.
v Hugh, see 65.

40 vi Phebe, born May 13, 1766; married George Worth July
22, 1790; died May 4, 1S38.

41 vii Sarah, bom September 13, 1768; married George Ray
August 5, 1791; died August S, 1S05.

vm Obed, see 70.
ix Edward, see 75.
x Barzillai, see 77.

42 John, son of Timothy (9), bom July 3 (town clerk) or August 4
(private record), 1733; married Hepzibah Swain Decem-
ber 2, 1759; died December 16, 1796. Issue

43 I Hepzibah, born September 21, 1761; married Paul Giles
(his second wife) September 25, 1808; died May 3, 1851.

44 11 Lydia, born August 3, 1763; married Samuel Sanford
July 24, 1788; died January 3, 182S.

in John, see 79.
iv David, see 81.

45 v Anna, born August 23, 1768; married, first, Stephen-
Rice July 13, 1797; second, Josiah Marshall; died Sep-
tember 25, 1854.

46 vi Shubael, bom September 17, 1770; probably died in

infancy.

47 vii Eunice, bom January 15, 1772; married, first, Joshua

Swain November 14, 1793; second, VV. H. Jenks about
1808; died February 7, 1841.



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48 viii Elizabeth, bora June 19, 1775; married Barnabas Folgcr

July 22, 1 So 2; died November 9, 1S68.

49 ix George, born June 3, 1 7 7 S ; died in childhood.

50 x Parnal, burn June 3, x 77S ; died, single, Sidney, Maine,

March 4, 1S29.
xi Timothy, see 86.

51 xii Mary, born June 26, 1786; married Nathaniel Atwood

February 18, 1S06; died August 13, 1844.

52 Joseph W., son of William (14), born January 25, 1764; married
Margaret Coffin (her third husband) February 6, 1 791 ; was
captain of Britannia from Nantucket for whaling at Woolwich
1793-94; was lost at sea in 181 1 or '12. Issue

53 1 Timothy, born September 29, 1792; died November 2 S,

18 10; no issue.

54 Timothy, son of William (14), born about 1771; married, first,
Margaret Robinson in France, no known issue; second, Susan
Riddle or Riddell (her second husband) November 3, 1797; died
before 18 10. Issue

55 1 Timothy Franklin, born 179S; died November 23,
1815.

56 11 Emmeline, bora August 30, 1800; married William
Brooks, Jr., 1819 or '20; died February 2, 1869.

57 Obed, son of Zachariah (21), born probably August 28, 1769; mar-
ried Polly Taylor (died November 5, 1S15) October 12, 1790;
died in Baltimore September 6, 18 14. Issue

1 Obed, see 89.
11 Benjamin, see 92.

58 in Nancy, born May 5, 1800; married William Jay April 1 1,
1821.

iy Charles H., see 96.

59 Owen, son of Robert (27), born January 1, 1774; married Mary
Crosby (died January 27, 1837) February 7, 1799; ran a packet



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line between Nantucket and New York for the most of his lift.-:
died April 3, 1S36. Issue

60 1 William Crosby, born October 6, 1799; married Lydia

Coffin (died January 17, 1S87) August 2, 1823; moved to
Ohio and died there after many years residence. No issue.
11 Charles Sherman, see 102.

61 Christopher, son of Robert (27), born October 16, 1776 or '78;
married Priscilla Coleman (died December 21, 1S69) March 12,
1807. A successful mariner, made three whaling voyages as cap-
tain of the Ruby, August 2, 1S09- October 17, 181 1 ; Lima, June
25, 1815- December 24, 1S17; Peruvian, September 25, 1S18-
November 3, 1821. Was owner of the Henry Clay, two voyages,
1S39-44; Xarraganseit, two voyages, 1841— 46 j Ann and Cata-
arine. Died June 26, 1S50. Issue

62 1 Sarah Coleman, born December, 1SC9; married James

Easton 2d, October 25, 1831; living at Nantucket in
August, 1906.

63 11 Catharine, bom September 27, 181S; married Matthew

Starbuck April 29, 1840; living at Nantucket in August,
1906.
in Robert Prince, see 106.

64 iy Caroline, bom 182S; died 1833.

65 Hugh, son of Edward (35), born April 29, 1763; died 1819;
married, first, Lurana Bunker. Issue

66 1 Lurana, born April 4, 1789; married Peter Chase 2d

June 29, 1809; died October 21, 1829.

Hugh (65) then married, second, Elizabeth Bunker (died March
24, 1812). Issue

67 11 Lydia, bom September 20, 1795; married Charles H.

Barnard August 17, 1 S 1 5 ; died 1840.

68 in Frances, born September n, 1797; married Robert W.

Jenks February 6, 181 7: died June 1, 1822.

69 iv Albert, born December 5, 1800; died without issue.



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70 Obed, son of Edward (35), born November 16, 1769. twin tc
Edward (75): married May 19, 1793, Anna Pease (died July 10,
1825); mariner and captain of whalers Fame, 1804- February 15,
1806, and North American, May 17, 1820— July 8, 1S23; died
during latter voyage, April 10, 1822. Issue

71 1 Louisa, born March 1 7, 1803 ; married George G. Russell

February 26, 1S26: died March 14, 1S63.

72 11 Edward, born March 13, 1807; married Elizabeth Aliey

(died August 13. 1S46). Issue

73 (a) Edward H., born July 10, 1846; died Aug. 24, 1846.

74 in Fred W., born March i, 1S09: died December 7, 1S13.

75 Edward, son of Edward (35), born November 16. 1769. twin to
Obed (70); married Mary Chase (died May 29, 1S71) March 6,
1794; died at sea from yellow fever 1796. Issue

76 1 Susan, born September 2, 1796; married George Cobb

January 18, 1814; died March 26, 1861.
I

77 BARZiLLAi.son of Edward (35), born December 12, 1774; married
Elizabeth Russell 1800. Issue

78 1 Rebecca, born ; married Thomas Van Zant.

79 -John, son of John (42), born March 17, 1764; married Elizabeth
Myrick October 15, 1790; (probably captain of Exchange from
New Bedford 1801, and on second voyage 1803;) died abroad
1803, and widow married J. Hall June 22, 1809. Issue

1 Charles, see 108.

80 11 Ann Myrick, born March 26, 1800; married Harrison
G. O. Dunham, May 15, 1822 ; died at Nantucket Septem-
ber 13, 1 84 1.

81 David, son of John (42), bom August 25, 1766; married Ruth
Meader (died March 22, 1854) July 17, 1788; moved to Ease
Vassalboro, Maine, about 18 10; died there July, 1S41. Issue

82 1 Susan, born March 23, 1793; married Benjamin Monk
of Kennebeck, Maine; died at Vassalboro, Maine.

11 Shubael, see 1 12.



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S3 in Nancy, born September 23, 1799; married Joseph Bourne

of Falmouth, Massachusetts; died at Vassalboro, Maine.
iv John, see 1 1 7.

84 v Phebe M.,burn November 3, 18 10; married Abel Cathcart

March 8, 1S52 (no issue); died at Vassalboro, Maine, 1904.
vi Thomas, see 119.

85 vii Benjamin, died about 1835 at Vassalboro, Maine, with-

out issue.



86 Timothy, son of John (42), born May 24, 1784; married Sally
Coffin (died October 25, 1S67) May 19, 1S07; died (Nantucket
manuscript census record) June 20, 1S12. Issue

87 1 Emmeline, born March 26, 1808; married Francis C.

Coffin September 9, 1S27; died July 12, 1S5S.

88 11 Lydia, bom August 9, 1809; married William Summer-

hays March 4, 1830; died August 28, 1S31.
in Samuel Coffin, see 121.

89 Obed, son of Obed (57), bom December 6, 1790 or '91 (letter in
Nantucket Historical Society says 1 793, but can scarcely be right) ;
married, first, Polly Gorham in Nantucket; second, Lydia Stull
probably in Provincetown, Massachusetts; died at Provincetown
October 15, 1861. Issue by first wife

1 George W., see 124.

90 11 James, born January 20, 18 16; married, first, Harriett

N. Thompson (died March 21, 1S60) March 1 6, 1S51;
second, Lois N. (Starbuck) Pease (died June 13, 1904)
March 25, 1866; mariner and captain Spartan October 26,
iS5i-November 14, 1853; died June 10, 1899. No issue.
in William Jay, see 127.

Issue of Obed (89) by second wife
iv George T., see 130.

91 v William Wilson, bom June 5, 1835, at Provincetown,

Massachusetts, where he probably died June 15, 1863.
No issue.



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92 Benjamin, son of Obed (57), born November 13, 1797 ; married

I Eliza Hull (died February S, 1896) November 4, 1S21 ; died May

19, 1869. Issue

95 1 Nancy Jay, born March, 1S23; married Charles Grant

August 28, 1839; died November iS, 1904.
11 Benjamin F., see 13S.
in William II., see 140.

94 iv Eliza Ann, born June 7, 1S30; married, first, Augustus

Ellis October 22, 1854; second, Anthony P. Gage Feb-
ruary 25, 1S70.

95 v Charlotte M., born May 24, 1845; married, first, Alex-

ander Nixon February, 1870; second, James Flood 1870;
living in Nantucket 1906.

96 Charles H., son of Obed (57), bom February 23. 1806; married,
first, Rebecca G. Pitman (died November 18, 1S33 ?) September
12, 1830 ?; second, Cynthia D. Wright March 30, 1S34 ?; died at
Providence, Rhode Island, October 5, 1S77. Issue by first wife

1 Benjamin Franklin, see 144.

97 11 Bebecca G., born June 10, 1S31; married William H.
Miller October 21. 1S49; died August 27, 1905.

98 in George P., bora March, 1S34; married Grazilda N.
Wright November 24, 1867; died at East Sandwich,
Massachusetts, April 11, 1S69. Issue

99 (a) Sarah Handy, bom August 31, 1S68; married
W. H. Jones March 27, 1S90; living in 1906 at East
Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Issue of Charles H. (96) by second wife

100 iy Ann Louisa, born November, 1836; died, single, at
Sandwich, Massachusetts, September 4, i860.

101 v Mary E., bom July 23, 1838; married Francis B. Smith
October 18, 1855; living at Nantucket 1906.

1G2 Charles Sherman, son of Owen (59), born October 19, 1806;
married Mary Jane Coleman (died December 23, 184s) March
12, 1837; went to California from Nantucket on the bark Russe/l



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March 12, 1849, and lived there nearly thirty years; died at Nan-
tucket January 29, 1883. Issue

103 1 Mary Crosby, born March 12, 1S38; living single in

Nantucket August, 1906.

104 11 Henry Sherman, born January 21, 1847; married

Rebecca C. Hussey September 29, 1874; lived twenty
years at Yonkers, New York, but returned to Nantucket
about 1900, where he is a photographer and artist. No
issue.

105 in Lucretia F., born December 11, 1848; married Samuel

Franklin Hatch September 29, 1874; died February 6,
1876, without issue.

106 Robert Prince, son of Christopher (61), born September 2,
1822; married Delia M. Cottle October 12, 1848; merchant, en-
gineer; died September 26, 1854. Issue

107 1 Christopher, born July 25, 1S49; died August 1, 1857.
11 Frederick, see 146.

108 Charles, son of John (79), born February 27, 1797; married, first,
Lydia Sandford (died October 6, 1839) December 1, 1S22 ; second,
Phebe S. Gooking or Googins October 25, 184c; butcher; died
June 12, 1S50. Issue by first wife

109 1 John, born August 6, 1824; died single April 11, 1S45.

110 11 Charles, born about 1826; died single in California 1845.

111 in Elizabeth Ann, born November, 1834; married Thomas

S. Ames October 14, i860; died January- 7, 1893.
iy William M., see 150.

Issue of Charles (108) by second wife was
v James Harrison, see 154.

112 Shubael, son of David (81), born July 7, 1798; married Sarah
Fitch in Maine about 1827; died there December 14, 1882. Issue

1 John Fitch, see 156.
11 David M„ see 164.



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113 in Nancy B., born in Maine 1S32; married William Fair-

field; died 1S95.

114 iv Mary A., bom in Maine August 1 7, 1S3S; married Charles

S. Merrill January 12, 186S; living Watervil'e, Maine, 191 1.

115 Y Benjamin F., born in Maine about 1S37; died in child-

hood.

116 yi Charles T., born in Maine about 1S39; died in childhood.

117 John, son of David (Si), born August, 1809; married Rebecca
Breed in Vassalboro, Maine; died in Winslow, Maine. Issue

118 1 William C, reported living in or near Boston 1906, no

issue known.

119 Thomas, son of David. (Si) born 181 2; married Lucy Ward,
Kennebeck, Maine. Issue

120 1 Ellen, born in Maine ; married John Stanley.

121 Samuel Coffin, son of Timothy (S6), born October, 1S10: mar-
iner and a distinct character, very short, very stout; captain on
whaling voyages of Alexander Coffin September 8, iS40-June 23,
1S44; Enterprise December 28, 1845-January 2, 1850; Young
Hero November 4, 1850- June 27, 1855: owner Sea Ranger
1856; married Charlotte C. Coffin (died March 9, 1905) August
27, 1844; died March 31, 1S71. Issue

122 1 Charlotte E., born November 14, 1845; married John

Morissey September 27, 188S; living in Nantucket 1906.
122a 11 Harriett Amelia, bom October 18, 1S50; died Octo-
ber 21, 1852.

123 in Harriett Amelia, bom 1 S55 ; married E. B. Hayden

January, 1S82.

i

1 24 George W., son of Obed (89), mariner, born December 1 o, 1 8 1 1 ;

married Caroline White (born in Boston and died January 5,
1900); died at Nantucket November 15, 1852. Issue

125 1 Mary G., bom 1841; married H. A. McCan June 6,

1875; died 1880.

126 11 Emma Frances, bom May 2, 1846. School teacher

in Nantucket in 1906.



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t'27 William Jay, son of Obed (&g), mariner and captain of Atlantic
from New Bedford 1854-59; born April 26, 1822; m rried
March 2S, 1S60, in Hyannis, Massachusetts, to Adelaide Gray
Crowell; living in Hyannis in 191 1. Issue

128 1 William F., born Hyannis, Massachusetts, December

25, i860, and living there single in 1907.

129 11 Isabella Gray Hannett, born Hyannis, Massachusetts,

November 6, 1870, and living there single in 1907.
129a in Adelina L., born Barnstable, Massachusetts, February
17, 1878; died there April 24, 1S80.

130 George T., son of Obed (89), born March 16, 1S32, Province-
town, Massachusetts; married June 5, 1859, Lydia A. C. Hol-
brook; dentist; living in Wellfieet, Massachusetts, 1906. Issue

131 1 Alice Clayton, born March 12, 1S60, at Wellfieet, Mas-

sachusetts; married September 3, 18S6, to Charles L.
Chase; living in Cliftondale, Massachusetts, 1906.

132 11 Lilla Parker, born May 4, iS64,\Ye!iiieet, Massachusetts;

married April S. 1S85, to John H. Shea; died May 4, 1SS6.

133 in Estella Frances, born June 8, 1867, Wellfieet, Massa-

chusetts; married December 28, 1890, to Frank E. Cum-
mings; died December 20, 1S99.

134 iy Charles Henry, born June 11, 1861; died October 1,

1864, Wellfieet, Massachusetts.

135 v Georgie E., born November 22, 187 1, Wellfieet. Massa-

chusetts; living in Boston 1906.

136 yi Elma Annabel, born February 11, 1874, Wellfieet,

Massachusetts; living in Boston 1906.

137 yii William Wilson, born December 22, 1877, Wellfieet,

Massachusetts; living there single 1906.

138 Benjamin F., son of Benjamin (92), born November 7, 1825;
mariner and probably the corporal of this name in Company H,
58th Massachusetts Infantry in Civil War; married June 23, 1854,
to Louisa Gibbs; died February 7, 1S85. Issue

1 Edgar F., see 169.

139 11 Nathan G., born December6, i860; died August 14,1862.
in Eugene, see 174.



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140 William H., sun of Benjamin (92), born December 21. 1S27;
mariner; married July 3, 1853, to Emily Ellis (died June 24,
1892); died March 2S, 1895. Issue

141 1 Charles Grant, bom February 5, 1S58; married Helen

F. Taylor; machinist in Keene, New Hampshire, in 1906.
Issue

142 (a) Bertha,

143 (b) Grace, born in Boston 1SS3; married in Boston

December 11, 1902, to W. H. Turbayne; living in
Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1906.

144 Benjamin Franklin, son of Charles H. (96), butcher, laborer,
iceman; born November 23, 1S29; married, first, Charlotta M.
Harris (died January 9, 1S61) March 5, 1S56; second, Mary
Frances Paddock (living in 1906) January 1, 1863; died Septem-


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