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Town Common, ig — Fence Viewers, &c., 19.

CHAPTER H.

Ecclesiastical Society, 21— The Rev. James Wetmore, 31—
North Haven Green, 24— First Meeting House, 24— The Wetmore
Parsonage, 31 — Dismission of the Rev. Mr. Wetmore, 41 — Na-
thaniel Yale, 3S— Burial Customs, 43— Old Cemetery, 42— Pound-
keepers, 51 — Tythingmen, 53.

CHAPTER HI.
The Rev. Isaac Stiles. 58— The "Half Mile," 64— Annexation
of Hamden Families, 1739, 69— Second Meeting House, 72— Cur-
rency, Si— Mt. Carmel Ecclesiastical Society, 85— Census of the
Parish, 1715, 91— Death of the Rev. Isaac Stiles, 83.

CHAPTER IV.

Schools, Fisheries, 104— Ship Building, loS—" Ear-marks," iii
— Bogmines, iii — Baylperries, 114— First Militia Company, 115 —
Military Titles, 11'.— The "North Haven Blues," 119— St. John's
Parish, 124.

CHAPTER V.

Bridges, 157— The Curfew Bell. 162— Sheep Culture, 163— Mills
and Manufactures, 164 — Prices and Professions, 170— Slaves, 176 —
Smallpox, 1 78— Leases, 179— Public Library, iSoo, 1S2 — Sabbath-
day houses, 172.

CHAPTER VI.

The Rev. Benjamin Trumbull, 184 — Congregational Church
Catalogue, 1760, 190— Trumbull's House, 193 — Sabbath Laws, 19S
—Ladies' Missionary Association, 202 — Joseph Pierpont, 209 —
Church Meadow, 215 — Communion Table E.xpenses, 217 — Dr.
Trumbull's Labor and Death, 213.



4o8 CONTENTS.

CHAPTER VII.
The French War, 223 — The Revolutionary War, 225 — IMuster
Roll of Patriots, 225 — Dr. Trumbull, Chaplain, 244 — Tories, 24S.

CHAPTER VIII.
Incorporation of the Town. 254 — Town Charter, 256 — First
Grand List, 25S — Selectmen, 261 — Distilleries, 263 — School Society,
264 — Oliver Blakeslee, 266 — Jesse Andrews' Tavern, 269.

CHAPTER IX.
The Rev. W. J. Boardman, 276— Great Revival, 277— The Rev.
Leverett Griggs, 279— Third Meeting House, 2S1 — The Parsonage,
2S3 — Church ]Music, 286 — Choristers and Music Teachers, 2SS —
Congregational Church Choir, 1S00-1S35, 290 — Musical Instru-
ments in Worship, 291.

CHAPTER X.
Crime, 294 — Indentures, 297 — Cash Store, 29S — Dyke Meadows,
299 — Freemen, 301 — Politics, 302 — War of 1S12, 304 — Brick Jlanu-
facturing, 306.

CHAPTER XI.
Medical History, 319 — Dr. Jos. Foote, 319— Dr. Anson Moody,
320— Dr. Austin Lord, 321 — Dr. Roswell F. Stillmun. 322 — Dr.
Robert B. Goodyear, 322 — Pierpont Park, 323 — The Separate
Church, 325 — The Union Baptist Society, 326.

CHAPTER XII.
The War of the Rebellion, 332— Memorial Hall, 364— The Brad-
ley Library, 367 — Silas Leverius Bradley, 367.

^ CHAPTER XIIL
The Congregational Church. 1346-1S92, 371 — The Episcopal
Church, 1S22-1S92, 37S.

CHAPTER XIV.
Ancient Houses. 391 — Fourth District Public School, 394 —
Mechanical Industries, 397— Patrons of Husbandry, 39S — Town
Centennial, 399.



GENERAL INDEX.



[A]






PAGE Bishc


Abbott and Ray,


• 297


Aged People,


46


Allen, Amos,


• 149


Allotments of Land,


19 Blakt


Andrews, Jesse,


• 271


The Rev. Samuel,




139. 146


Timothy, i6:


, 240, 269


Ancient Dwellings, .


• 390


Annexations to Parish,


22, 65, 69


Assessors,


263



'332,



226,



[B]

Baldwin, The Rev. Ashbel,
Barclay, The Rev. C. C,
Barnes Charles M., .

" Jared,

" Jonathan,

" Capt. Joshua,

" Joshua, .

" Luzerne S.,

" Noah,

" Samuel,

" Stuart,

" Thomas,
Bassett. Abraham,
Hobart A ,

" Seth B.. .
Bayberries,
Beach, John, .
Bell-ringers,
Bentley, The Rev. Mr.,

Bier

Bigelow, Hon. Hobart B.,

" Levi L., . 3S0,



22S, 23



379
384
340
232
228
i8i
239
340
239
239
341
39
226

341
341
114
306

163

329

43

3ScJ

391



PAGE

Benjamin, . 167

Isaac, . . 228, 239

James, . . .13

Joy, . . .231

Blakeslee, Capt. Abraham,

13S. 197, 249
Anson, . 19S

Caleb, . .231
The Rev. Ed-
ward, 147, 154
Ebenezer,

7. 9. 125, 137
" (wife of), . . 8
Evelyn, iii, 261

Jesse, . . 240
Julius, . 333, 341
Oliver, . 133, 266
" Philemon, 152, 251

The Rev. Solo-
mon. . 155
" Zealous, . 229
" Zophar,

13S, 143, 196, 259
Blair, Joseph O., . 332, 341
Boardman, The Rev.W. J., 276
Bradley. The Rev. Charles

W., . . 3S0
Dimon, . 237. 239
Edgar S., . 341
Ellsworth H., . 342
Henry E., . 342
James, . . 164
The Rev. Joshua, 327
Silas Leverius, . 367
Theodore, 333, 342
William, . . 5



4IO



GENERAL INDEX.





PAGE






PAGE


Bradley Library, . 367


Communion Plate,




217


Brick Manufacture, 6, 251, 306


Congregational Church






Bridges. . . 16. 157, 161


20, 56. 71, 184,


282,


371


Brockett, Charles A., . 342


Cooper, Harvey E., .




343


'


Eli I., . . 342


■' Dea Thomas,




184


'


' Enos, . 234, 237


Cowles, Dr. Edward O




343


'


' George E., . 342


" Henry F., .


332.


344


'


' Horace W., . 343


Crime. .




294


'


' Jacob, . 239, 240


Culver. Henry, .




344


'


' James H., . 343


" Samuel,




302


'


' Joel, . . .231


Curfew,




162


'


John, . . 240


Currency,


. 81


216


«


' Moses, . . 223











Titus, . . 128


[D]






'


' William E., . 342


Daggett, Philip,




240


Brotherhood St. Andrew, 3S9


Dana Controversy,




64


Brownell, Bishop, . . 199


Davis, The Rev. Seth,




3S3


Burke, Edmund, , . 343


" " " Jasper,


155


Burial Customs, . . 42


Day, Aaron,


103,


165


Butler, The Rev. David. 155


Dayton, Giles,




240


[C]


" Jonathan, .


227,


255


" Nathaniel,




239


Catechism, . . 212, 213


Death Rate,


,


45


Cemeteries, . . . 42, 46 -


^ Dedication Services,


132


2S2


Centennial Exercises, . 399


Dickerman. William E




160


Century Sermon (Trumbull),


Distilleries,




263


7, 8. 127


Divisions (laud),




10


Chandler, Joshua, . 251


Doolittle, Isaac L.,




344


Chapin. The Rev. Alonzo B., 3S2


Jesse T.. .




344


Chair Chaise, . . ' . 259


Drafts (military). .


335


336


Chanting (Church), 145.154


Dwellings,


. I


;. 31


Church Bells. . 76. 376, 3S2


Dyke-meadows.




299


" Choirs, . . 146, 290








" Houses, . 129, 135


[E]






*' of England, 124, 130


Early Settlers, .


7, 1


2. 91


" Meadow, . . 25


Ear-marks.




no


'■ Membership, 148. 190


Eastman. Peter, .


239.


241


Music, 137. 145, 153, 2S6


East River.




104


Clarke, Dr 251


Eaton Frederick G.,


333


344


" Elbert C, . . 343


" Robert O.. .




236


Cleary, Thomas J., • . 343


" Theophilus, .


236


300


Collon, The Rev.Theron G.. 371


Elliott. Dea. Whitney,






Coleman. The Rev. John, 3S7'


323. 334.


33S


350


Com


munion Expenses, 217


Episcopacy, . 36,


124


37S



GENERAL INDEX.



411



Episcopal Church, 124. 135, 386
Epitaphs, ... 48

Everest. The Rev. Charles
W., . . . . 382

[F]

Farmer's Cash Store, . 29S
First Ecc'l Society, . 21, 23
Fisheries, . . . 104
Fitch, The Rev. Henry, . 382
Foote, Dr. Chauncey B., 321
Dr. Joseph. 278, 319

Fowler, Maltby, . . 36S
Freemen . . . 301

Frost, Alva, . . -345
" Titus . - 144

Fulling Mills, . . 104, 180

[G]

Gale, The Rev. Solomon, 330

Ganun, The Rev. G. J., 330

Garfield, The Rev. John M., 379

Gilbert. John P., . . 347

Gill, George T. , . . 347

" Henry B., . . 347

" William H., . . 347

Goodyear, Edward L., 333, 346

Gen'l Ellsworth

D. H., . 333. 346

Dr. Robert B., 322. 346

F. Wilbur. 333, 345

" Walstein. 332, 345

Gown and Bands, . 155, 3S5

Grand Lists, . 150, 258, 260

Gravestones, ... 47

Great Awakening, . 63

" Revival, . . . 277

Griggs, The Rev. Leveret t.

D.D., . . . 27S

Grist Mills . . 17. 166, 16S
Gussman,The Rev. William, 331

[H]
Hart, Henry C. . 343'

" TheRev. Scth, . 155



PAGE

Hartley. Henry B., . . 34S
Heaton, Calvin, . 236

Hannah (Journal), 224
" Jonathan, . . 235
Theophilus, . I75
Higgins, James, . . 34S
Highways (ancient), . 10, 16
Hills. Russell, . . .348
Hitchcock, Jacob. . 237, 239
Hill, The Rev. Emerson S.. 331
Hoadley, Harvey S., 333. 343
Holcomb, Rev. O. P., i55. 379
Hopkins Grammar School, 181
Household Bands, . . 244
Hovey, Walter P.. . 343

■' William B., . . 343
Howarth Alfred, 332, 349

Humaston Ephraim. . 239

John, . . 7. 9
Thomas, . . 230
Hunie, Adolphus F.. . 349
Huntington, The Rev.

Enoch, . . .384

[I]

Incorporation of Town, . 254

First Ecc'l

Society, . • .21

Indentures. . . . 297

Industries. . . -397

Ives, Capt. Dan, . . 1S4

•' Joseph, . - 9. 13

" The Rev. Reuben, 155

'• Thomas, 58, 92. 127, 239



[J]

Jacobs, Charles W., 333- 349

" John T.. . . 349

Marcus A., 333. 350

Zophar, 153.228,239,308

Judd, The Rev. Truman O., 330

350

[K]
Kings Daughters, . 376, 3S9



412



GENERAL INDEX.



[L]

Ladies' Guild,

" Missionary Society,
Lamm, Adam,
Landing Places (East river),
Lay Readers (church),

143. 147.
Leases, ....
Linsley, Edward L.. 323,
Jacob F., . 335.
" Samuel jNI.,
Liquor, Consumption of,
Lord, Dr. Austin,
Loyal Legion,
Lusk, The Rev._ William,
iv, 369. 3SS,
Lyon, The Rev. J. M., .



[M]

Market Place,
Mansfield, Ebenezer,

215.

" Samuel, .

" Thomas,

Manufacturers.
Marks, Nathan H., .
Mason, The Rev. Arthi
McCormick. John,
Medical Practitioners,
Meetmg Houses,

23, 29, 71. 77, 2S0.
Memorial Hall,
Day.
Militia,

Mills, . 17, 165,

Mineral Springs (pool).
^Ministers' Rates,
Minute Men, .
Missionary Societies.
Missions,
Mix, Samuel,
Mocking Hill,
Montowese (Sachem).
(Village).



28,

230,



164. 3



PAGE
3S8
202
350
106

152

3bS
350
350
296
321
376

399
330



323

239
160
160

397
350

3S5



332,
375.

16S,
30,



319

32S

363
361

115
I So

"3

Si

240

3SS

202

136

6

10

325



PAGE

Moody. Dr. Anson, . 320

Morgan, George. . 351

Morse, Augustus G.. -351

" William j., . 351

Mortality, ... 44

j\It. Carmel, ... 83

Muddy River, . . 12

Munson, Dr. Walter,

168, 17-1, 319
Musical Instruments (in

churches), . 154, 291

[N]

"New Lights," . . 18S

Newman's Point, . . 105

Northeast Parish, . . 21

North Village, . . 12, 18

North Society, . . 23

North Haven Green, . 24

North Haven Blues, . 119

North Hill District, . 181

Noy, The Rev. John, . 330

[O]

O'Brien, Thomas, . . 351
"Old Lights," . . 62

Organs (church), 291, 3S0, 3S6

[P]
Paddock, The Rev. Seth B., 3S2
Page. The Rev. B. S. J. , 332. 372^
Paine, The Rev. John C, 372
Palmer, Merwin E., . 351
" Nathan A., .351

Pardee, Milton B., . 352

Parsonages, 31. 193, 2S3, 3S3
Patrons of Husbandry, . 398
Perry, The Rev. Joseph, 379
• 352
150, 277
309 3S3
James,

24, •■(i
. 238



Phelps, William P..
Pierpont, Daniel.
" Ebenezer,
The Rev.

" John,



GENERAL INDEX.



413



'




PACE






PAGE


Pierpont, Giles,




259


Second Ecc'l Society,




" Joseph,






148. 152,


197


133, 140. 147.


169,


209


Seeley, Abraham,


251


" Samuel, 13S,


152,


309


Selectmen, . . .


261


" Thomas, .




23S


Shaw, The Rev. Robert,


382


Park,




323


Shears, The Rev. Alonzo G.,


3S3


Pine Bridge. . 106,


lOQ,


159


Sheep, . . ...


163


Political Parties,




302


Ship Building,


108


Potter, HurbertF., .




39S


Sill, The Rev. Frederic,


382


Potter. The Rev. C. W


,


330


Simonds, The Rev. A. H.,




Pounds and Pound Keepers




326,


33J




51


. 52


Simpson, The Rev. Stephen




Public Libraries,




IS2


P


385


Punderson, The Rev. Ebcn




Singing Masters, 154. 2S8,


292


ezer,


X30,


138


Slaves and Slave holders.




[Q]






160,
Smallpox,


176
17S


Quinnipiac Bridge, .




161


Smith, Elbert J., .


352


[R]






«


George W., .


353






'


The Rev. Henry G.,


331


Ralph, Jonathan,




243


'


Henry E., .


353


Real Estate Grants,




19


'


The Rev. Ira H. ,


371


Reynolds, The Rev. W


T.,




'


James Elton, 333,


353


370, 374


399


404




John, . 229,


240


Riggs, Horace,




352


'


Merton L. , .


352


Robinson Riley A..




332




Oliver T., .


353


Robbins, The Rev. Sila


;W.


371


'


Sanford B., .


354


Rogers, Leverett M.,




352


Thomas,


239


William A.,




352


" Smokes,"


259


[S]


e




Soldiers' Reception, 35 S


360






Stacy, Nathaniel,


242


Sabbath Breaking, .




294


Stiles, Mrs. Esther,


62


Sabbath Day Houses,




172


" Ezra, LL. D.. 45


21S


■i Sackett, Daniel,




231


93. 154. 3S0


3S6


Eli, .




150


" Ezra L.,


354


" Samuel,




I9S


" Horace, . 311


381


Sackett's Point, .


. 6


106


" Mrs. Kczia . 4


5,62


Saltworks,




169


" Capt. Henry H.,




.^ Sanford, Eliada, .


230


239


122, 333. 354


359


Joel, .




233


•' The Rev. Isaac,




William.




239


41. 58. 85 127


184


Saxton, The Rev. Otis




331


Isaac C, 93. 144


149


Schools, . 9S, 212,


264


394


'* Isaac.


144


Scott, The Rev. Joseph


,


3^3


"


Isaac L. ,


316



414



GENERAL INDEX.



Stiles, I. L. & Son, .
^ Stillman, Ur. R. F.,
Stocking. The Rev. Servil-

lius

Street, The Rev. Owen.

Sunday School (Cong'l),

•' (Episc'l),

[T]

Taverns

Terry, The Rev. Wilson R. ,
Temperance Reformation,
The French War. .
" Revolutionary War,
" War of 1812,
" War of the Rebellion,
" Baptist Society,
" Pines,

" Separate Church,
Thorp, Abner,
Thorpe, Edwin A., .

" Jacob, . 233

Joel, .
'• Moses,
" Nathaniel, 7, 34

Rufus.
" Sheldon B.,

323. 356, 370,
Tibbals, Isaac, .
Tide Mill.

Todd, Ebenezer, . 237, 2
Francis H.,
" Gideon, . . iSi,
*■ Henry D.,

Josiah,
' Justus,
'• Kirtland,

The Rev. Samuel, .
" Thaddeus, .
" Yale,
Tories. . . " 248,

Town Armorer.
Town Commons,
" Charter,



PAGE
316
322

382
371

377
3SS



269

331
278
223
225
304
332
326
157
325
225
356
311
227

239
307
356

399

2SS

165

40

309



356
2S9
230
356
1S9
240
229
152
264

19.
256



Town Meetings, . 196,

" Paupers,
Trades,

Trumbull, The Rev. Ben-
jamin,
133, 1S4. 201. 205, 206, 21S.
Tucker, Dennis W.,
Tuttle. Caleb,
*' Charles,
" Henry F.,
" Jonathan, 6, 236,
Simon, . 12,

" Dea. Solomon, 215.
" William,
Tythingmen,



262
263
170



244
357
235
240

357
240

197

227

236

53



[U]



Union Church,



127



361
357



246
305
340



[V]

Veteran Soldiers Asso'tion,
Voght, Justus. .
Volunteers: —

War of the Revolution,
225,
" War of 1812.
" War of the Rebellion,

[W]

Watches, . 163, 260, 268

Waters, Horace. . . 357
Wetmore, The Rev. James,

29, 36, 56, 125
Wharton's Brook, . 10, 161
Whitcomb, The Rev. E. L., 3S7
Whitefield. The Rev. Geo.,
White Cross Society,
Wildman, The Rev. Joseph

E

Wilson. The Rev. Oliver,
Woodward, The Rev. John

W



63
376

385
329



[Y]
Yale, Nathaniel,



382



6, 38. 159



APPENDIX.



REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS.



From the letters of Dr. Benjamin Trumbull it is inferred that
the following persons served in the Revolutionary War. Some,
perhaps all, lived in North Haven. The Connecticut Record
offers nothing authentic concerning them :

Hill, , Lieut.



Brockett, Isaiah
Clark, Darius.



Ives,



Capt.



Clark, -


(son of Mr. Clark).


Parker,


John.


Clinton


, Ensign.


Thorp,


Amos.


Heaton


James.


Todd, Josiah.


MEMBERS OF THE


GENERAL ASSEMBLY.




1787


— 1S93.




17S7.


Joseph Pierpont.


1S12.


Joseph Doolittle.


"


Daniel Bassett.


1S13.


Daniel Pierpont.


17SS-9.


Joseph Pierpont.


1S14.


Philemon Blakeslee


1790-2.


Joel Blakeslee.


1S15.


Daniel Pierpont.


1793-4.


Samuel Mix.


1S16.


Jacob Bassett.


1795-6.


Joseph Pierpont.


1S17-18


Daniel Pierpont.


1796.


Jonathan Sarnes.


1S1S-19


20. Stephen Munson.


1797-


Joshua Barnes.


1S21-2.


Daniel Pierpont.


"


Joseph Pierpont.


1S23.


Nathaniel Doolittle.


179S-9.


Joshua Barnes.


1S24.


Daniel Pierpont.


1799-1800. Joseph Brockett.


1S25.


Nathaniel Doolittle.


1801-2.


Joseph Doolittle.


1S26.


Giles Pierpont, Jr.


1802-3.


Joseph Brockett.


1S27-S.


Ebenezer Pierpont.


1S03-4.


Joseph Doolittle.


1S29-30


Jesse Brockett.


1S04.


Joseph Brockett.


1S31-2.


Isaac Stiles.


1805-6.


Joseph Doolittle.


1S334.


Hubbard Barnes.


1S06.


Joseph Brockett.


1S35-6.


Amasa Thorpe.


1807.


Joseph Doolittle.


1S37-8.


Horace Stiles.


iSoS.


Lyman Todd.


1S39.


Jesse Brockett.


1S09-10.


Joseph Doolittle.


1 840- 1.


John Beach.


iSii,


Jacob Bassett.


1842.


Obed. S. Squires.


28







4i6


APPENDIX.


1S43.


Evelyn Blakeslee.


1S66-7.


1S44.


Merit Barnes.


186S.


iS45-


Ezra Stiles.


1S69-70.


1846.


Elizur C. Tuttle.


1S71.


1847.


Oswin H. Doolittle.


1S72.


1848.


Zophar Blakeslee.


1S73.


1849-50


Oswin H. Doolittle.


1S74.


1851.


Evelyn Blakeslee.


1875-6..


1852.


Merit Barnes.


1877 S.


iS53-


Burritt Brockett.


1879-


1854.


Isaac L. Stiles.


iSSo.


1S55.


Henry McNeil.


iSSi.


1856.


Henry H. Stiles.


1SS2.


1857.


Hervey Stiles.


1883.


185S-9 60. Nelson J. Reach.


1SS4-5.


1861-2.


Hervey T. Dayton.


1SS6.


1863.


Elizur C. Tuttle.


18S7-8.


1S64.


John E. Brockett.


1S89-90-


1865.


James ^I. Payne.


1S93-4.



Willis B. Hemingway'.
Gen.E. D. S. Goodyear.
Daniel A. Patten.
William B. Johnson.
Nelson J. Beach.
Daniel A. Patten.
Cyrus Cheney.
Stephen C. Gilbert.
Alfred Ives.
Truman O. Judd.
Nelson J. Beach.
Sheldon B. Thorpe.
Andrew F. Austin.
Francis H. Todd.
Isaac L. Stiles.
Cyrus Cheney.
Edward L. Goodyear.
[■2. Theophilus Eaton.
Joseph Pierpont.



1846. Ezra Stiles.



STATE SENATORS.

1S67. Whitney Elliott.



PROBATE JUDGE.
Hon. Ezra Stiles.



CLERKS OF THE FIRST ECCLESIASTICAL SOCIETY.

Josiah Todd.
Bernard Hartley.
Jason Dickerman.
Jesse Andrews.
George W. Brockett.
Alfred Linsley.
Henry Bradley.
James H. Thorpe.
Elizur C. Tuttle.
James H. Thorpe;
Sheldon B. Thorpe.



H7I6-I730.


Joseph Ives.


1S31-


i^^33-


1730-1750.


(Unknown.)


1S34.




*' 1750-1757-


James Ives.


1S35-


1S39.


1757-1777-


Joseph Pierpont.


1839-


1S43.


1 777- 1 782.


Philip Daggett.


1844.




17S3.


Stephen Jacobs.


1S45.




17S4-1S00.


Peter Eastman.


1846.




1800 1S06.


Anu)S Blakeslee.


1847-


1S49


1S06-1S13.


John Abbott.


1850-


1S52


1S13.1S23.


Eli Bn.ckett.


iS53-


1873


1S23 1831.


Eleazor Warner.


1S74-


K^93



APPENDIX.



417



DEACONS OF THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.



David Yale,
w'Samuel Ives,
Samuel Todd,
Moses Blakeslee,
Thomas Cooper,
Isaiah Tuttle, -
Jesse Todd,
James Humaston,
Solomon Tuttle,
Titus Todd,
Joshua Barnes, -
Eliada Sanford, -
Byard Barne§,
Harvey Smith, '-
Joseph Foote,
Eleazar Warner.
Anson Moody, -
Henry McNeil, -
Marcus Linsley, -
Frederick L. Barnes,
Nathan W. Brown,
Whitney Elliott,
Horace P. Shares,
Cullen B. Foote,



1718, (Resigned (?) 1730

171S, 1726

■ (about) 1727, - - - (about) 1741

(about) 172S, (Resigned 1739)

1740, • - - - - 17S4

(about) 1741, 1776

1772, (Resigned about 17S7)

1773, (Resigned about 1780)

1780, 1828

1787, 1806

1800, - - - - - 1839

iSoo, - - - . . 1820

1824, 1S61

(about) 1S24, (Resigned 1S2S) 1S62

1S35. - -' - - - 1836

1836, 1854

1838, (Resigned 1S49) 1S55

1854, (Resigned 1S57) 1SS3

1854, (Resigned 1857) 1SS7

1S57. 1877

1S57, (Resigned 1S64) 1S90

1S64, (Re-elected 1SS9)

1877, (Resigned 1SS3)

1883, (Re-elected iSSS)



OFFICERS OF ST. JOHN'S PARISH.

SENIOR WARDENS.

Ebenezer Blakeslee, 1759-60.

Samuel Pierpont, 1761-63, 1774, 1776, 17SG-1820.

Abraham Blakeslee, 1764-73, 1775, 1777-85.

Isaac C. Stiles, 182.1-29.

Elisaph Hull, 1S30-31.

Isaac Stiles, 1832-39.

Chauncy B. Foote, 1S40.

Evelyn Blakeslee, 1841-81.

Ezra Stiles, 1SS2S3.

Isaac L. Stiles, 1SS4

JUNIOR WARDENS.

Matthew Blakeslee, 1759-60.

Abraham Blakeslee, 1761-63, 1774, 1776.



41 8 APPENDIX.

Samuel Picrpont, 1764-73, 1775, 1777-S5.

Zophar Blakeslee, 1786-97.

Abraham Blakeslee, Jr., 1793-1814.

Isaac C. Stiles, 1S15-20.

Philemon Blakeslee, iS2i-29.

Isaac Stiles, 1S30-31, 1S41.

Elisaph Hull, 1S32-33.

Evelyn Blakeslee, 1S34-40.

Stephen C. Gilbert, 1S42-44.

Ezra Stiles, 1S45-S1.

Bennet Todd, 1S82-S4.

Joseph Pierpont, 18S5

VESTRY AND PARISH CLERKS.

Oliver Blakeslee, 1759-62, 17SS-1792.
Zophar Blakeslee, 1762-17S5.
Joseph Pierpont, 1773-1S22.
Edward Blakeslee, 17S6.
Solomon Blakeslee, 17S7.
Isaac C. Stiles, 1793-1S22.
Isaac Stiles, 1S23-40.
Elias Pierpont, 1S22-29.
Horace Stiles, 1S25-33.
Charles K. Shipman, 1S29-31.
Evelyn Blakeslee, 1S32-3S.
Rufus Pierpont, 1S41-42.
Ezra Stiles, 1S43-74.
Oliver S. Todd, 1S75-S9.
Nathaniel D. Forbes, 1890



HUBERT F. POTTER.

(See Portrait, page 398.)

Hubert F. Potter was born in Hamden, Conn., 1S57. His
father, Samuel F., purchased the Anson Jacobs' estate in North
Haven some years ago, now transformed into the largest stock-
raising farm in the town. Mr. Potter's specialty is the Holstein
breed of cattle, he having about fifty head, valued at between five
and six thousand dollars. He also carries on market gardening
with sixty acres or more under cultivation. His is a model farm,
and his buildings are worthy a visit.

Mr. Potter truces his ancestry to the founding of the New Haven
Colony and is a descendant of the Rev. John Davenport. In 18S1
he married Catherine, daughter of John E. Brockett, who claims



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descent from Surveyor John Brockett of New Haven, 163S. He is
an Episcopalian in creed and a Democrat in politics. In the
organization of the local "Grange" he was a prime mover and
served as its first master. He has held many positions of trust
and is one of the best business men of the town.



WILLIAM E. DICKERMAN.

(See Portrait, page 160.)

William E. Dickerman belongs to a family noted in New Eng-
land for its hardihood and longevity. His grandfather is Dea.
Elihu Dickerman, one of the largest farmers in the western
portion of the town. The cradle of the Dickerman family appears
to have been in the northern i>art of Hamden, Conn. His father,
Elihu J., an extensive farmer and noted school teacher, died some
years ago. Mr. Dickerman married ^laria Snow of Hamden.
He is secretary and treasurer of the Morgan & Humiston Co. of
New Haven, Conn., heavy dealers in sash, blinds, doors and
builders* goods of that line generally. He purchased the Henry
B. Fowler estate some time since and has made it one of the most
attractive places in that vicinity.



EZRA STILES.

(See Portrait, page 92.)



The reader of this volume will find the biography of Ezra
Stiles in its pages, and yet no book can illustrate the influence he
exerted in church and state during his life. Tt> individualize is to
belittle his career as a "gentleman of the old school." Courtly,
dignified, possessing an active mind and a retentive memory, with
a considerable knowledge of letters, he proved himself a worthy
descendant of the Stiles's of the sixteenth century.

He was born in North Haven 1S04 and died in 1.S91. He was
thrice married; his widow, Frances Johnson Stiles, surviving him.
No one ever misunderstood his religion or his political belief.
His was an imswerving devotion to the Episcopal faith and the
Democratic party, and for this very steadfastness both made him
a leader. St. John's Parish is his memorial.

Frequently, in the political struggles of the town, Mr. Stiles
received many votes from the opposing party. He was for many
years town clerk and treasurer, and served four terms as select-
man. As a '"trial justice" for a long period, his decisions were
seldom or never reversed. As a member of the General As-



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sembly, where he served in both branches, 1S45, 1S46, he made an
honorable record. Two sons are living: Ezra L., a veteran of the
late war, and Arthur M., in business in Boston.



FRANCIS HAYDEN TODD.

(See Portrait, page 308.)

The Todd family is one of the best known in the town. Chris-
topher came to New Haven among the early settlers, and his
descendants reached North Haven probably before 1700. The
first mention of the name, in connection with any record, occurs
in X716, when Samuel was a leading man in the Ecclesiastical



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