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THACHER - THATCHER
GENEALOGY



Part XVIII.



GENKAI^OGICAlv RECORD OF

ANTONY^ THACHER, OF YARMOUTH, MASS.,

AND HIS DESCENDANTS

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+ 1332 iii. Anna Savage,^ bom May 22rT&; — 1- 8 2 3 '> ^^^ *

April 19th, 1861 ; married Dr. Joseph Brown
Cutts.

+ 1333 iv. George^ (or George Henry), born May 23rd,

1825; died ; married, first, to Caroline Ma-

I tilda Livingston ; married, second, to Elizabeth

, a widow with one daughter.

1334 V. Amelia Hepsibah,^ born November 30th, 1826;
died May 15th, 1899, ^.t Ayer, Mass.; not mar-
ried.

^335 vi. James Francis,^ born September 26th, 1828; died
December 29th, 183 1, at Saco, Maine, and was
probably buried there; a child of George'^
Thacher, Jr., died at Saco, Maine, December
29th, 183 1, according to Saco published Vital
Records, and it is assumed by me that it was
this child. No. 1335, as all the others were alive
at that time.

George'^ Thacher was partly fitted for college by Joseph Adams
(H. C., 1805), who was a private tutor in his father's family (I
imagine he was the same Joseph Adams who married George^
Thacher's sister, see Record No. 772) ; he completed his prepara-
tory studies at Gorham, Maine, Academy under the instruction of
Rev. Reuben Nason (H. C, 1802). He studied law with Hon.
Cyrus King of Saco, Maine, and began practice in that place in
181 5, where he continued until 1835. For five (5) years he was
senior partner in the law firm of Gov. Fairchild and for several
years he was Registrar of Probate of York Co., Maine. In 1835
he left Saco for Monroe, Maine, where he remained until 184 1,
where he was appointed by President Tyler, Collector of the Port
of Belfast, Maine, and removed to that place. After the expira-
tion of his commission he returned to Monroe, where he resumed
the practice of his profession and remained there until 1853, when
he removed to Westford, Mass. Mr. Thacher was a gentleman of
most pleasing address and distinguished for his generous qualities.
He had a deep sense of the importance of truth and justice, and
discharged every duty with conscientious integrity. Believing the
truth and importance of Christian religion, he was a firm supporter
of public worship, a communicant and constant attendant in the
ordinances of the gospel.

Authorities :
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 51, 66.
Necrology of Harvard Graduates, by Palmer, pp. 124-5.
Groton, Mass., Historical Series, No. Ill, p. 2>2>2>-

First Book of Records Pepperallborough (Now Saco), Maine, pp. 45,
79, 236.

Lawrence Park, of Groton, Mass. Savage genealogist.

774. Lucy Savage'^ Thacher (Hon. George,'^ Lieut. Peter,^ Hon.
Peter/ Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,- Rev. Peter^), born at



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Bitidcford, Maine, May 25th, 1792; died at Saco, Maine, Au-
gust 30th, 1820, and was probably buried there. I have no

record of her gravestone. She married at (Saco, Maine,

probably), October i6th, 181 5 (intention published Saco, Sep-
tember 30th, 1815), to Col. Abner Sawyer, Jr., born at Saco,
Maine. September 20th, 1784; he lived at Saco, Maine, and
died there, presumably, September 27th, 1829, aged 45, and
was buried there ; I have no record of his gravestone. He

was a son of Abner Sawyer (born ; died ; married

), and Mary , his wife (born ; died ), of

Saco, Maine.

Children: 3 (Sawyer), i son and 2 daughters, all probably
born at Saco, Maine.

1336 i. (Son),^ born August 19th (or 20th), 1816;

died at Saco, Maine, September 2nd, 1816, aged
13 or 14 days.

1337 ii. Sarah Gray,^ bom , 1818; died March 26th,

1850, aged ^2, at West Newton, Mass., at the
home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Tyler Savage, with whom she lived the
last 25 years of her life. She was at one time
engaged to be married to John Holmes, brother
of Oliver Wendell Holmes.

1338 iii. Catharine Lucy," born July — , 1820; died Jan-

uary i6th, 1821, aged 6 months, at Saco, Maine.

Authorities :

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 51.

First Book of Records, Saco, Maine, pp. 40, 124, 22^, 226.
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 102.
Josephine Van Antwerp Newland, Washington, D. C.

775. Henry Savage^ Thacher (Hon. George,'' Lieut. Peter,^ Hon.
Peter,* Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,^ Rev. Peter^), born at Bid-
deford, Maine, June 25th, 1794; he lived successively at Bid-
deford. Maine; Saco, Maine; Concord, N. H. (in part known
as Christian Shore) ; Northfield, Mass., and Portsmouth,
N. H. He was a bank cashier in Saco, 1825-1831, and in
York Bank, 1831-1849. He died at Portsmouth, N. H., May
25th, 1866, and was buried there. He married at Portsmouth,
N. H., September 26th, 1822, to Elizabeth Haven Wardrobe,
born Portsmouth, N. H., April 8th, 1799; died there March
nth, 1879, and was buried there. She was a daughter of
Captain John Wardrobe (born , at Edinburgh, Scot-
land; died October 29th, 1804, at Portsmouth, N. H. ; mar-
ried December 13th, 1790), and his wife, Ann Neverson

Wentworth (born ; baptized April 17th, 1768; died

), of Portsmouth, N. H.

Children: 9 (Thacher), 6 sons and 3 daughters, all born at
Biddeford, or Saco, Maine.



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-[-1339 ^- Eleanor Wardrobe,^ born July 29th, 1823; died

May 2 1 St, 1891 ; married Charles Alanson

Evans.
-I-1340 ii. Joseph Haven,^ born February loth, 1825; died

January 5th, 1892 ; married Anna Maria Tomp-

son.
+ 1341 iii. Henry Savage,^ born December nth, 1826;

died November i6th, 1898; married Sarah

Drown Eastman.

4-1342 iv. John Wardrobe,^ born November 4th, 1829;
died ; married Margaret Anna Locke.

1343 v. Walter Irvine, ist,^ (or Irving), born January

2nd, 1832; died June (or January) — , 1832, at
Biddeford, Maine, where he was buried ; re-
mains subsequently removed to Concord, N. H.

1344 vi. Nathan Parker,* born December 17th, 1833;

died December nth, 1867, at Portsmouth,
N. H., and was buried there. He was a drug-
gist in Portsmouth ; not married.

-[-1345 vii. Ann Wentworth,® born August 9th, 1835; died
July 15th, 1892; married William Henry ^ Sav-
age (No. 1352), her first cousin, as his first
wife.

1346 viii. Emily Irvine* (or Irving), born October i6th,

1837; died September — , 1838, at Biddeford,
and was buried there; remains subsequently re-
moved to Concord, N. H.

1347 ix. Walter Irvine,* 2nd (or Irving), born July 27th,

1839; died December 8th, 1882, at Wakefield,
Mass. He lived at Boston, Mass., and was a
"bookmaker." He w^as buried at Portsmouth,
N. H. J not married.

Henry Savage^ Thacher, like his father, Hon. George®
Thacher, was very much interested in the genealogy of his family
and did much to collect additional information on the subject. For
a time he lived in East Concord, N. H., in that part of the town
known as "Christian Shore."

Authorities :

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 66-67.

Wentworth Genealogy, Vol. I, pp. 510-11.

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, pp. lOi, 104.

John Wardrobe Thacher, his son.

Louise Thacher (Newcastle, N. H.), his grand-daughter.

Lawrence Park, Esq., Groton, Mass.

y'j6. Lewis'' Thacher (Hon. George,® Lieut. Peter,^ Flon. Peter,*
Flon. Col. John,^ Antony ,2 Rev. Peter^), born at Biddeford,
Maine (probably), January i6th, 1796; he was said to have
been a sea captain and to have lived at Babylon, L. I. ; died



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, 1830, at ; married , at , to Mary Good-
rich, "a New York lady," born , at ; died , at

. Her parentage has not been discovered by me.

Cliildren: 4 (Thacher), 2 sons and 2 daughters, place of
birth unknown.

1348 i. Mary Anna,® born ; died .

-)-i349 ii. Catherine De \A^olfe,* born August 22nd, 1825;

died ; married Benjamin T Jones, of

New York City and Williamsburgh. N. Y.

1350 iii. Leonard,"^ born ; died .

1 35 1 iv. Lewis,® born ; died .

I have been singulajly unsuccessful in obtaining a complete
and satisfactory record of the above Lewis' Thacher and his
descendants. Under date of January 4th, 1905, Mrs. Lucy Savage
(Thacher) Van Antwerp wrote me that on that date the children,
Nos. 1348, 1350 and 1351 were dead and had been dead for some
time, but could give no dates or information as to whether they
had married or not. She stated that about 1865 she remembers
that No. 1349, Catherine De Wolfe® (Thacher) Jones, came to her
house in Schenectady, N. Y., with a child, a daughter about 10 or
12 years of age. She had no further recollections of her and knew
of the post office address of none of her descendants.

Authorities :
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 67.

Mrs. Lucy Savage (Thacher) Van Antwerp, of Washington. D. C.
Mrs. Rebecca Winslow (Thacher) Hall, of Portland, Maine.

yyy. Anna Lewis^ Thacher (Hon. George," Lieut. Peter,^ Hon.
Peter,* Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,- Rev. Peter^), born at Saco,
Maine, December 24th, 1797; died at Harvard, Worcester Co.,
Mass., November 15th, 1884; she married, September 20th,
182 1, at Newburj'port, Mass., to Captain Charles Tyler Savage,
her own first cousin, born South Berwick, Maine, March 15th,
1797; he lived at South Berwick, Maine, in early life and in
18 1 2 removed to Salem, Mass., and to Harvard, Mass., after
1855. In early life he was a Master Mariner and subsequently
a merchant. He died at Harvard, Mass., November 5th,
1879, ^'1^ was buried there. Pie was a son of Captain Joseph
Savage (born Boston, Mass., June 13th (or 14th), 1756;
died Berwick, Maine, January 20th, 1814; married December
i6th, 1793, at Berwick, Maine), and his second wife, Cath-
arine Hubbard (born Hamilton, Mass., November 13th, 1767;
died Salem, Mass., February 6th, 1847; daughter of John and
Sarah (Woodbury) Hubbard, of Berwick, Maine), of Ber-
wick, Maine. Captain Charles Tyler Savage was a brother
of Jane Cooper De Metris Savage, who married Samuel Phil-
lips Savage' Thacher, No. 771. Plis father, Captain Joseph
Savage, was a brother of Sarah Savage, who married Hon.
George" Thacher, No. 235.



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Children: 2 (Savage), sons, both born at Weston, Mass.
-4-1352 i. WilHam Henry,'* born November 22nd, 1831 ;

died ; married, ist, Ann Wentworth^

Thacher, No. 1345; married, 2nd, Martha Ase-
nath (Wright) Fletcher, widow of Sampson
Fletcher.
1353 ii- James Dabney,^ born September 14th, 1833 (or

1835); died .

In 1904, William Henry^ Savage stated that his brother, James
Dabney^ Savage, "left home about 40 years ago [hence about 1864],
for San Francisco, and that he heard from, him a few times there-
after, but had not heard from him in 1904 for some 40 years. In
1913 Lawrence Park informs me that James Dabney^ Savage in
1849 attended a private school at Medfield, Mass. In 1853 he
sailed for San Francisco and was not heard of after 1866.

Captain Joseph Savage (father of Charles Tyler Savage), was
a Captain of Artillery in the Revolutionary War and was a member
of the Society of the Cincinnati, which honor was inherited
by his son, Charles Tyler Savage, and again subsequently inherited
by his son, William Henry® Savage, No. 1352. Captain Charles
Tyler Savage went to sea at the early age of 12 years. At 21 years
of age he commanded a ship. All the education he ever got was
at sea during his leisure hours ; he was a self-made man. At 40
years of age he retired from the sea and subsequently went into
various kinds of business, and finally, in 1855, ^^^ bought a small
farm in Harvard, Mass., where he died, November 5th, 1879. He
was admitted a member of Essex Lodge of Freemasons at Salem,
Mass., on March 15th, 1820.

Authorities :

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 52.

His son, William Henry« Thacher, of Harvard, Mass.

Lawrence Park, of Groton, Mass.

Essex Institute Hist. Col., Vol. HI, p. 215.

JV. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., Vol. 68, pp. 30-31.

778. Josiah'^ Thacher (Hon. George,^ Lieut. Peter,^ Hon. Peter,*
Hon. Col. John,^ Antony ,2 Rev. Peter^), born at Biddeford,
Maine, July 30th, 1799 (or 1800) ; he lived at Biddeford,
Maine, where he was a farmer, and died there January 25th,
1836, and was buried there. He married , intention pub-
lished at Biddeford, Maine, September i6th, 1820, at

(Biddleford, probably), to Jane Scammon, born Saco, Me.,
March 29th, 1802; died at Portland, Maine, April 17th, 1897,
and was buried at Biddeford, Maine. She was a daughter

of Nathaniel* Scammon (born ; died (before his

wife); married ), and his wife, Dorcas Perkins (born

; died a widow, January 8th, 1818), of Saco and (per-
haps), Gorham, Maine.

Children: 6 (Thacher), i son and 5 daughters, all born at
Biddeford, Maine.



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1354 i. Rebecca Winslow, ist,® bom ; died ,

young, at Biddeford and was buried there.

1355 "• Jfjsiah,® born April 23rd, 1823; died , aged

about 8 years, at Biddeford, and was buried

there.
-I-1356 iii. Rebecca Winslow, 2nd,^ born October 24th,

1825; died ; married George Hall.

-f 1357 iv. Angela,- born June 22nd, 1828; died at Port-
land, Maine, March 4th, 1910; married Charles

Frederick Blaisdell.
+ 1358 V. Lucy Savage,^ born June 4th, 1831; died ;

married George Ferdinand Emery.
-f-1359 vi. Martha Buckminster,^ born February 8th, 1833;

died ; married Charles Osgood Murphy.

Authorities :
Fzrs^ Book of Records of Saco, Me., p. 137, 224.
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 52, 67.
Lawrence Park, Esq., of Groton, Mass.
Mrs. George Hall, of 82 Chestnut Street, Portland, Me., his daughter.

780. Elizabeth Jones^ Thacher (Hon. George,^ Lieut. Peter,*
Hon. Peter,* Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,^ Rev. Peter^), born
at Biddeford, Maine, February 25th, 1806; died at Akron,
Ohio, September 23rd, 1880, and was buried there in Glen
Dale Cemetery. She married, August 6th, 1827, at Bidde-
ford, M.iine, or John Tarbox Balch, born October 13th, 1799,
at Newburyport, Mass. ; he lived at Newburyport, Mass. ; New
York City, and Akron, Ohio, and was a merchant; he died
at Akron, Ohio, February 24th, 1847, ^^d was buried there
in Glen Dale Cemetery. He was a son of Daniel Balch
(born Newburyport, Mass., March ist, 1761 ; died there Octo-
ber 13th, 1835; married, December 2nd, 1798), and his second

wife, Martha Tarbox (born ; died August i6th, 1802),

of Newburyport, Mass.

Children: 5 (Balch), 3 sons and 2 daughters.

-{-1360 i. George Thacher,^ bom October 2nd, 1828; died

April 15th, 1894; married Harriet Delafield

Gush man.
+ 1361 ii. Thcodoric Augustus,® born January i6th, 1832;

died December 22nd, 190 1 ; married Ann Eliza-
beth Gale.
-f-1362 iii. Daniel Webster,^ born November 14th, 1834;

died July 3rd, 1905; married Nellie Drusilla

Holmes.
-f-1363 iv. Eli.^abeth Thacher,^ born December 27th, 1837;

died March 21st, 1914, at Montclair, N. J., and
was buried at Akron, Ohio; married Gilbert
Saltonstall Carpenter.
1364 V. Laura Otis,** born September 23rd, 1845, at

Akron, Ohio; died October 9th, 1903, at Pasa-



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dena, Cal., and was buried at Akron, Ohio. She
lived successively at Akron and Youngstown,
Ohio, and at Pasadena, Cal. ; not married.

Hon. George Thacher's Manuscript Thacher Genealogy, p. ii8,
gives the name of the second child. No. 1361, as John Theodoric,
which is incorrect; it is as given above.

Authorities :

Allen's Thacher Genealogy, p. 52.

Mrs. G. S. Carpenter, Montclair, N. J., her daughter,

Essex Antiquities, Vol. VI, p. 13.

784. Thomas^ Thacher (Col. Thomas,^ Lieut. Peter,^ Hon. Peter,*
Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,^ Rev. Peter^), born at Yarmouth,
Mass., January 25th, 1795 ; he lived successively at Yarmouth,
Boston and Roxbury, Mass. ; he owned covenant and was
baptized at Brattle Street Church, Boston, April 25th, 1830.
He was a cotton merchant and was connected with the Fulton
Iron Foundry, and President of the Cheshire R. R., and of
the Rutland and Burlington R. R. He died at Roxbury,
Mass., March 3rd (or nth), 1863, and was buried at Mt.
Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass. He was married at
Boston, Mass. (by the Rev. John C. Palfrey, of Brattle Street
Church), December 15th, 1822, to Caroline Billings, born at
Boston, Mass., July 25th, 1805 ; died at Roxbury, Mass., March
20th, 1877, and was buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cam-
bridge, Mass. She was a daughter of Samuel and Hester
(Gill) Billings, of Boston, Mass., who were married at Boston,
Mass., June 28th, 1800.

Children: 6 (Thacher), 3 sons and 3 daughters, all born at
Boston, Mass.

4-1365 i. Thomas,^ born January i8th (or 8th), 1824;
died December nth, 1869; married Maritta
Borden Crooker.

1366 ii. Samuel Billings,^ born April 19th, 1828; died

March 23rd, 1829, at Boston, and was buried at
Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.

1367 iii. Mary Anner,® born January 30th, 1830; died

October 15th (or i6th), 1838, at Boston, and
was buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cam-
bridge, Mass.

-J- 1 368 iv. Hester Billings (or Gill),^ born October 15th,
1831 ; died October 22nd (or 25th), 1853; mar-
ried William Amidown Beecher as his first wife.
1369 V. Caroline Billings,® born November 5th, 1833;
baptized at Brattle Street Church, Boston, No-
vember 15th, 1834; died at Roxbury, Mass.,
March 24th, 1907, and was buried at Mt. Au-
burn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass ; not married.

-I-1370 vi. William Gill,** born July 28th, 1846; died Sep-



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tember 23rd, 1883 ; married Elizabeth Ames
Bates.

Authorities :

Alloi's Thachcr Genealogy, p. 67.

Hon. George Tliacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 105.
Elizabeth M. Thacher, of No. 2,2, Percival Street, Dorchester, Mass.
Boston Record Commissioners' Reports, Vol. 30, p. 474.

785. George Churchill^ Thacher (Col. Thomas,^ Lieut. Peter,^
Hon. Peter,* Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,^ Rev. Peter^), born
at Yarmouth, Mass., December 30th, 1796; he lived at Yar-
mouth, Boston and Dorchester, Mass.; he was the manager
of the Fulton Iron Foundry Co., of Boston, Mass., and died
at his home in Dorchester, Mass., October 21st, 1856, and
was buried there in North Burial-ground. He married at
Oakham, Mass., June i6th, 1825; intention published at Oak-
ham, June 5th, 1825, to Maria Willis Howard, born at Bridge-
water, Mass., May 31st, 1801, and at time of her marriage
was living at Oakham, Mass. ; died at Dorchester, Mass., Jan-
uary 13th. 1880, and was buried there in North Burial-ground.
She was a daughter of Martin Howard (born May 27th,

1767; died ; married , 1793, son of Col. Edward

Howard and his wife, Vashti Willis (born , 1793; died

, 1830; daughter of Nathan and Martha (Willis) How-
ard, of Braintree, Mass.), of Bridgewater, Oakham and Dor-
chester, Mass.

Children: 8 (Thacher), sons, all born at Boston, Mass.

1371 i. George Thomas, ist,^ born April 6th, 1826; died
May 1st, 1826, at Boston, and was buried in
North Burial-ground, Dorchester (Boston),
Mass.

-|-I372 ii. (jeorge Thomas, 2nd,* born July 8th, 1827; died
January 3rd, 1892 ; married Anna Hinkley.

-I-1373 iii. Charles Augustus,'* born September 4th, 1829;
died September loth, 1885 ; married Clara Au-
gusta Austin.

1374 iv. James Edward,^ born September 21st, 1832;

died January i8th, 1895, at Dorchester (Bos-
ton), Mass., and was buried there in North
Burial-ground. He was connected with the Ful-
ton Iron Foundry Co., Boston, Mass.; not mar-
ried.

1375 V. Frederick Howard,* born July 24th, 1834; died

November 28th, 1838. at Dorchester, Mass., and
was buried there in North Burial-ground.
-j-1376 vi. Alfred Churchill,** bom December ist, 1836;
died January 9th, 1883 ; married Mary Anna
Capen.
1377 vii. Franklin Willis,* born November 24th, 1840;
died August 14th, 1841, at Dorchester, Mass.,
and was buried there in North Burial-ground.



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1378 viii. Henry Howard,^ born May 14th, 1844; died

September 14th, 1844, at Dorchester, Mass., and
was buried there in North Burial-ground.
Authorities :
Allen's Thacher Genealogy, pp. 52, 67, 79-80.

Elizabeth M. Thacher, his grand-daughter, of No. 33 Percival St., Dor-
chester, Mass.

Descendants of John Howard, by Herman Howard, p. 40.
A''. E. Hist. Gen. Register, Vol. XI, p. 94; XLL, p. 324.
Oakham Vital Records, p. loi.

817. Phebe'' Taylor (Desire^ Thacher, Elisha,^ Deacon Josiah,*

Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,^ Rev. Peter^), born , 1744 (see

age at and date of death), at Barnstable, Mass.; died Novem-
ber 7th, 1775, at Barnstable, and was buried there. She mar-
ried at Barnstable, September 13th, 1763, to Sturgis Gorham
(as his first wife), born Barnstable, June 28th, 1742; he
lived at Barnstable, and was a merchant engaged in the fish-
eries and coasting trade and West Indian trade. He died at
Barnstable, April 26th, 1795, aged 52, and was there buried.
He was a son of Benjamin Gorham (born June i8th, 1715,

at Barnstable; died , 1784; married, September 3rd,

1741), and Mary Sturgis (born Yarmouth, May (or March),

8th, 1722; died ), of Barnstable, Mass.

Children: 6 (Gorham), 2 sons and 4 daughters, all bom at
Barnstable.

1379 i. Nancy, ist,^ born September 4th, 1765; died at

Barnstable, , in infancy.

1380 ii. Nancy, 2nd,® born September 4th, 1767; died at

Barnstable, December 27th, 1791, and was buried
there ; not married.

1381 iii. Deborah® (Debby), born May 12th, 1769; died

; married October 2nd, 1786, at Barnstable,

to James S Lovell, of Boston ; 2> sons.

1382 iv. Mary Sturgis,® born July 26th, 1772; died



intention published, Boston, April i6th, 1795 ;
married. May 3rd, 1795, at Barnstable, to John
Palfrey, Jr., a merchant of Boston, Mass. ; 5
sons.

1383 V. Edward Sturgis,® born March 25th, 1774; died

, in infancy, in Barnstable.

1384 vi. William Taylor,® born October 17th, 1775; died

May 5th, 1790, aged about 15, at Barnstable, and
was buried there ; not married.

Sturgis Gorham married a second time at Barnstable, Mass.,
June I2th, 1778, to Desire^ Taylor (his first wife's sister), born at

Barnstable, , 1756, see age at and date of death; died December

15th, 1786, aged 30, at Barnstable, Mass., and was buried there.

Children: 4 (Sturgis), 2 sons and 2 daughters, all born at
Barnstable, Mass., for whose record see record of Desire^ Taylor,
No. 820.



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Sturjxis riorham was a successful business man. In the Revolu-
tionary War he was a W'liig, and was on many Committees and
did much good service in the cause. In his will he left legacies to
his grandsons, James and Joseph Lovell, and the remainder of his
estate he dixided ec|ually between his daughters, Charlotte and Polly
(Mary) Sturgis. On May 5, 1795. John Palfrey, Esq., of Boston,
was appointed guardian of Charlotte^ Gorham. Sturgis Gorham's
estate was settled April 13th, 1802, and after paying legacies it
amounted to £683-13-10. His real estate was sold to Elijah Smith,
of Chatham, for £900.

Authorities :

Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 164.
Otis' Barnstable families, Vol. I, p. 440.
Sturyis family, p. 9.

820. Desire^ Taylor (Desire^ Thacher, Elisha,' Deacon Josiah,*
Hon. Col. John,^ Antony,^ Rev. Peter^), born Barnstable,

, 1756 (see age at and date of death) ; died at Barnstable,

December 15th, 1786, aged 30, and was buried there. She
married at Barnstable, July 12th, 1778, to Sturgis Gorham,
as his second wife (his first wife was Phebe^ Taylor, No.
817, his second wife's sister) ; born at Barnstable, June 28th,
1742; he lived at Barnstable and was a merchant engaged in
the fishing, coasting and West Indian trade; he died at Barn-
stable, April 26th, 1795, aged 52, and was buried there. He
was a son of Benjamin Gorham (born June i8th, 1715; died

, 1784; married, September 3rd, 1741), and Mary Sturgis

(born Yarmouth, May (or March) 8th, 1722; died ), of

Barnstable, Mass.

Children: 4 (Gorham), 2 sons and 2 daughters, all born at
Barnstable, Mass.

1385 i. Edward Sturgis,^ born November 29th, 1779;

died , in infancy.

1386 ii. Phebe Taylor,** born September 30th, 1781 ;

died , in infancy.

1387 iii. Edward Sturgis,* born October 31st, 1784; died

, in infancy.

1388 iv. Charlotte," born June 27th, 1786; died



1821, in Bath, England; married , 1813, to

Thomas L Harman, of New Orleans, La.;

according to Otis Barnstable Families, Vol. I,
p. 440 (James Hammond, an Englishman who
lived at New Orleans, according to Hon.
George Thacher's Mss., Thacher Genealogy, p.
164), children, 2 sons and i daughter.

Authorities :
Hon. George Thacher's MSS. Thacher Genealogy, p. 164.
Otis' Barnstable families. Vol. 1, p. 440.
Sturgis Genealogy, p. 9.



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821. JoHN^ Taylor (Desire^ Thacher, Elisha,^ Deacon Josiah,*
Hon. Col. John,^' Antony ,2 Rev. Peter^), born , at Barn-
stable, Mass. ; died , at ; married , 1799, at ,

to Lucia Watson (of Plymouth, Mass.), born , 1776, at

Plymouth, Mass. ; died , at . She was a daughter of



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