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clergymen, the Springs, Worcesters, Riddells, Dr. Emmons
of Franklin, Dr. Austin of Worcester, and others. Several
of them writers and theologians of great ability, widely and
favorably known.

Thirty-sixth. Sarah Strong, fifth child of Gov. Caleb
Strong and Sarah Hooker, a younger sister of Hon. Lewis.
She married, Oct. 28th, 1822, Rev Alexander Phoenix, al-
ready mentioned. See thirtj^-second of this series. He was
ordained in 1824 at Chicopee. His classmate and intimate
friend, Rev. Dr. Romeyn, of New York City, preached the
sermon. Continued pastor of that church eleven years,
1824-35. Resided next at New Haven, where a son of six-


teen, Daniel Sidney, deceased 1841, while a member of Yale
College. He rea^ched his eighty-sixth year and died, 1863,
at Harlem, now in New York City, at the house of his son-
in-law, Edgar Ketchum, Esq., a prominent counsellor-at-law,
and treasurer, after the death of Lewis Tappan, of the Amer-
ican Missionary Association. A man greatly beloved by those
who knew him, the law of kindness being ever on his lips.
In the language of an acquaintance, she possessed unusual
sweetness of temjDer, a spirit of radiant cheerfulness. They
lived together thirty-four years, just one-half the period of
her earthly existence. She deceased 1856, aged sixty-eight.

Thirty-seventh. Ann Lyman, daughter of Brigadier Gen-
eral William Lyman, a member of Congress from Hampshire
county. Went in 1805 as consul to London, where he died
in 1811. After that bereavement, his daughters, five in all,
established a flourishing school for young ladies, in Philadel-
phia, which continued for a number of years. Ann, the
fourth daughter, married, in 1823, Rev. Samuel Sitgraves,
an Episcopal clergyman of Easton, Pa., who died at George-
town, Md. She survived him a number of years and lived
in Philadelphia, where, not long since, she deceased. No
children. There were only four descendants of General Wil-
liam of the third generation.

Thirty-eighth. Jerusha Lyman, sister of Ann Lyman.
See the preceding number, thirty-seven. Jerusha was the
oldest of the five daughters, and the executrix of her father's
will. She married, about 1825, Rev. Jackson Kemper, who,
at the age of twenty, graduated, 1809, at Columbia College,
New York City. When twenty-three, entered the ministry
of the Episcopal Church. After holding rectorships in Phil-
adelphia for twenty years, and one for some time in Norwalk,
Ct., appointed missionary bishop of the Northwest, Indiana


and Missouri; transferred afterwards, from 1854 to 1870, to
Iowa and Wisconsin. Place of residence at Delafield, Wis-
consin, where he closed his ministry in 1870, having attained
his eighty-second year. In 1829, received the honor of D.D.
from Columbia College; subsequently that of LL. D. from
another institution.

Thirty-ninth. Martha H. Bates, the oldest daughter of
Hon. Isaac C. Bates, granddaughter of Madam Martha Hen-
shaw. She married, in 1829, Rev. Fordyce Mitchell Hub-
bard, son of Roswell Hubbard, on Bridge street, and brother
of John, who lives on the homestead. He graduated at
Williams College in 1828, officiated there as tutor one year,
1831-32. Professor of Latin in the University of North
Carolina. Minister of the Episcopal Church at Hyde Park,
N. Y. Received the honor of D.D. from Trinity College,
Hartford, Ct., in 1860; also the same from Columbia College,
N. Y., the same j^ear. Residence at Raleigh, N. C. Com-
mencing with Madam Henshaw, there were in her immediate
line, representing so many generations, five Martha Hen-
shaws, viz. : Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Hubbard, a daughter and

Fortieth. Angeline Snow, the second of the four or more
daughters of Ralph, a trader for many years on Shop Row.
The family lived on Hawley street. She married, near 1830,
Rev. Joseph Hunt Breck, a native of Northampton. His
father, of the same name, lived on King street, and deceased
1801. Graduated at Yale in 1818, and at Andover in 1823,
in the same class with Leonard Bacon, D.D., of New Haven,
Ordained the same year a Home Missionary. Preached in
Massachusetts, and Vermont, and in Ohio, on the Western
Reserve. Also taught two years at Cleveland, Ohio, 1833-35.
Having a constitution inadequate to ministerial work, he pur-


sued farming most of his days at Newburgli, near Cleveland,
where, over four score, and much esteemed, he died in June,

Forty-first. Caroline Williams Dwight, the fifteenth child
of Major Josiah Dwight, who came to Northampton from
Stockbridge, and lived on Pleasant street; associated for a
time in the tanning business with his brother-in law. Col.
William Edwards. In his later years he joined the church.
His daughter, Caroline, married, in 1832, Rev. Samuel Hop-
kins, a native of Hadley, oldest son of Capt. John. He
graduated at Dartmouth in 1827, and at Andover in 1831,
in a class containing President Larabee of Middlebury Col-
lege, Prof. Park of Andover, President Stearns of Amherst
College. Ordained the same year at Montpelier, Vt., and
pastor there till 1835. Next settlement at Saco, Maine,
1836-45. Lived at Northampton, engaged as an author in
literary pursuits twenty-one years, 1845-66, during which he
2)ublished several works. Afterwards preached at Standish,
Maine. Now at Milton, N. Y., on the Hudson, where Mrs.
Hopkins recently and suddenly died, beloved by all. They
lived together not quite fifty years.

Forty-second. Stella Shepherd, daughter of Levi Shep-
herd, who died in 1820, brother of Thomas and Charles; the
three built and resided on Eound Hill, sons of Dr. Levi, who
died in 1805. Traded in Northampton as early as 1768, la-
ter. Dr. Levi and sons had a factory on Pleasant street.
She married, April 25th, 1833, Rev. Mark Haskell Niles,
born at Deer Isle, Maine, Aug. 18th, 1806; fitted for college
with Rev. Leonard Withington, D.D., of Newbury, Mass.
Graduated at Amherst in 1830, in the same class with Prof.
W. S. Tyler. Entered Princeton Theological Seminary in
1831. Ordained the next year at South Hanover, Indiana,


where he remained two years. Became professor of Ancient
Languages in Hanover College. Was teacher on Round Hill
one year in Cogswell and Bancroft's school, acted as agent
for the Seamen's Friend Society, preached at different times
at Marblehead, Lowell, and Belfast, Maine, at which last place
he died, in 1847, leaving five children. Described as an ex-
cellent scholar, especially in the languages and Polite Litera-
ture. Excelled as a writer. Gained notoriety in college by
a severe criticism of N. P. Willis, on the College stage.
Was distinguished there and ever after as a staunch defender
of Old School Presbyterian Theology. Imperfect health pre-
vented his doing as much in any one direction as might
otherwise have been expected from him.

Forty-third. Sarah Holmes Edwards, sister of Alfred,
William, Henry and Ogden, with others, children of Col.
William, already alluded to, who lived in Northampton,
1790-1816, often placed on the Board of Selectmen, and
whose wife, Rebecca Tappan, was daughter of Benjamin.
Their children, sons and daughters, were born in North-
ampton. Sarah Holmes, born in 1810, married, in 1834,
Rev. John N. Lewis, a minister in Brooklyn, N. Y., who
died there in 1861. Number of their children, eight. She
survived him and lived at West Farms, N. Y.

Forty-fourth. Eliza W. Butler, the oldest of the daugh-
ters of Daniel Butler, whose house and store stood on
Pleasant street, a younger brother of William, the printer,
originator and editor of the Hampshire Gazette, first pro-
prietor of the paper mill. See homestead number fifty-
eight. Daniel Butler established himself in Northampton
about the beginning of this century, became identified, till
1833, with the paper mill. Whole number of his children,
at least, seven. Eliza W. married, in 1834, Rev. William


Thompson, D.D., a native of Goshen, Ct. Settled at
North Bridgewater, now Brockton, in 1833. Chosen Pro-
fessor, in 1834, of Sacred Literature in the Theological
Seminary at East Windsor, Ct. ; now at Hartford, Ct.
His connection with the institution still continues. Their
son, William Augustus, settled first at Conway, next at
Reading, has since deceased. They lived together forty-
five years. A capable, excellent woman, fruitful in plans
and efforts for doing good, her departure left a felt va-
cancy in the family and the community.

Forty-fifth. Julia Miller. Probably a descendant of Wil-
liam Miller, one of the first settlers, but the line of her an-
cestors, and her immediate parentage, not ascertained. She
married, about 1835, Rev. Edward Bosworth, a Methodist
clergyman, then preaching at South Hadley Falls.

Forty-sixth. Ann Maria Edwards, born in Northampton,
in 1812, another daughter of Col. William Edwards, and
great-granddaughter of the celebrated Rev. Jonathan Edwards.
It is related of her father. Col. William, that he once failed
in business, and afterwards paid up the old debts from which
he was legally discharged, to the round sum of 125,000. He
was a decided friend of temperance, promoted it extensively
among his fifty and sometimes one hundred workmen; also
an earnest laborer, even in his old age, in the Sabbath-school.
His daughter, Ann Maria, married, in 1836, Rev. Edwards
A. Park, Theological Professor at Andover. For the past
forty-five years connected with that seminary. Their son,
William Edwards Park, pastor for several years of the Central
Church, Lawrence, Mass., is now minister at Gloversville, N.
Y. Great-grandson, by marriage, of Jonathan Edwards, see
an important reason why Professor Park should undertake,
as is understood, the great work of writing the life of his


illustrious ancestor. It will, no doubt, contain considerable
Northampton history.

Forty-seventh. Sarah Stoddard, daughter of Solomon
Stoddard, the second of the same name who took up the
profession of law in his native town. Both attained a great
age, the first ninety-one, the second eighty-nine. This sec-
ond Solomon Stoddard married Sarah Tappan, daughter of
Benjamin. Number of their children who reached maturity
and settled in life, eight — seven sons and one daughter. The
oldest and the youngest of the seven graduated at Yale.
David, the seventh son, went a missionary to Persia. Sarah,
the only daughter, married. May 17th, 1837, Eev. Albert
Smith, a native of Bennington, Vt., a graduate of Middle-
bury College in 1831, and of Andover Seminary in 1835.
Pastor at Willi amstown from 1836-39. Professor of Lan-
guages at Marshall College, Penn., 1839-40. Professor of
Khetoric and English Literature at Middlebury, 1840-45.
Pastor at Vernon, Ct., 1845-54. Also at Monticello, 111.,
1855 until 1863, where he deceased in his sixtieth year.
Their son. Rev. Arthur Henderson Smith, who graduated at
Beloit College in 1867, and at Union Seminary, N. Y., in
1870, has been for several years a missionary of the Ameri-
can Board in North China.

In this connection it may be added that the children of
Col. William Edwards and of Solomon Stoddard, Esq., were
cousins. The mothers were daughters of Benjamin Tappan.

Forty-eighth. Mary Williams, daughter of Eliphalet Wil-
liams, deacon of the First Church, and President of the
Northampton National Bank, and granddaughter of Rev. Sol-
omon Williams. She married, Oct. 28th, 1837, Rev. John
Ellery Tyler, a native of Portland, Maine, a graduate of
Dartmouth, in 1831, and of the Theological Institute, Ct.,


in 1836, of which his father, Eev. Bennett Tyler, D.D., was
president. Settled at Windham, Ct., fourteen years, 1837-
51. Resided in East Windsor, Ct., thirteen years, 1851-64.
Subsequently at Vineland, N. J. Their daughters live in
Northampton on the homestead of their grandfather Williams,
King street. The son, John Bennett Tyler, is a physician in
New York City.

Forty-ninth. Martha Lyman was the daughter of Sylves-
ter Lyman, who lived on Bridge street, and died in 1825.
His wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Moses Wright, chosen
selectman twelve times. They had three children. Martha,
the only daughter, was educated at the Gothic Seminary,
celebrated in its day, of which Miss Margarette Dwight was
Principal. She married, Sept. 25th, 1839, Eev. George Shel-
don, D.D., youngest son of Isaac Sheldon. They had eight
children, six of whom are now living. Their four sons were
graduated at Princeton College. Rev. George Sheldon was
graduated at Williams College in 1835, was a student at
Andover Theological Seminary, was ordained and installed
pastor of Presbyterian Church at Summerville, S. C, in 1841,
where he remained seven years. From 1848 to 1881, about
one-third of a century, he was District Superintendent of the
American Bible Society for the States of New Jersey and
Delaware. He deceased June 16th, 1881, aged sixty-seven.

Fiftieth. Paulma Burnell, sister of Calvin and Lucy,
children of Joseph, the miller, who lived near, owned and
managed the upper mill; who served the town in the ca-
pacity of selectman nine years, between 1824-33. She mar-
ried, Sept. 15th, 1833, Rev. Frederick Janes, born in
Northfield, in 1808. Spent much of his early life in North-
ampton; pursued collegiate studies at Yale and Amherst,
but did not graduate. Taught some years in connection


with theological study. Preached in North Walton and
Colchester, N. Y., from 1837 to 1840. Installed pastor at
Bernardston, Nov. 4th, 1840. Dr. Wiley, of Northampton,
preached the sermon. Dismissed in November, 1843. Set-
tled at Pelham, 1844-45. Agent for three years of the
American Protestant Society. Next had charge of a female
seminary one year in Western New York. Resided several
years in New York City, editing the Christian Parlor Mag-
azine. Mrs. Janes deceased Nov. 20th, 1851, having had
four children. He now resides in Philadelphia, Penn.

Fifty-first. Elizabeth Strong, daughter of Theodore
Strong, whose house in 1840, and later, stood at the east
end of Shop Eow. She married, in 1841, Rev. Augustus
C. Thompson, D.D., brother of Professor William of Hart-
ford Theological Seminary. See number forty-fifth of this
series. Educated partly at Yale and partly at the Uni-
versity of Berlin, Germany. Graduated at the above sem-
inary, when located at East Windsor, Ct., 1838, where he
taught Hebrew for a time. Pastor for thirty years and
more of the Eliot Church, at Roxbury, now part of Bos-
ton; also, for a long course of years till now, on the Pru-
dential Committee of the American Board. She died, leav-
ing five children. May 11th, 1857. Their oldest, Theodore
Strong Thompson, graduated at Williams in 1862. After-
ward Assistant Paymaster in the U. S. Navy. Their young-
est, Augustus Charles, was drowned at the age of thirteen,
at Concord, N. H., in 1862. He married for his second
wife, m 1870, Miriam, daughter of Rev. Dr. Burgess, of
Dedham. Has traveled extensively in the East, visiting va-
rious missionary stations of the American Board. An at-
tractive writer; has published a number of volumes.

Fifty-second. Charlotte F. Allen, daughter of President


William Allen. Allen's Biographical Dictionary is well
known and highly valued. She married, in 1841, Eev.
Erastus, son of Capt. John Hopkins. He went South and
preached at Beach Island, S. C, his first settlement from
1835-37. His second, viz.: at Troy, N. Y., 1837-41.
Moved to Northampton in 1841, represented the town in
the legislature from 1843, some nine years. President of
the Conn. Eiver Railroad, 1846-51. Wrote a volume en-
titled, ^^The Family,— Heaven, its Model." Col. W. S. B.
Hopkins, a lawyer of Worcester, is his son.

Fifty-third. Lucy Edwards Dewey. Her mother, Lucy,
daughter of landlord EdAvards, of Roberts Meadow, married,
in 1817, David L. Dewey, who, with her brother David,
owned a large tannery near her father's. Their daughter,
Lucy E., married, Nov. 21st, 1^42, Josiah Clark, Jr., son of
Rev. Josiah. Besides a thorough collegiate course, he studied
theology at Andover, and graduated in the class of 1840.
The address he then delivered on the prophet and the proph-
ecy of Habakkuk, characterized by originality, force and
beauty, was worthy the writer and the occasion. Not ordained.
Entered immediately on his life work of teaching, viz.: at
Westminster, Baltimore; Leicester, as Preceptor of the Acad-
emy; Easthampton, as Principal of Williston Seminary. At
Northampton, he occupied important positions, where he
lived in the esteem of the community the last sixteen years
of his life, and where his widow still resides. Sixty-five
when he deceased.

Fifty-fourth. Elizabeth L. Allen, another daughter of
President William Allen, father of Judge Allen. She mar-
ried, in 1843, Rev. Henry B. Smith, who originated in Maine,
entered Bowdoin College, where he graduated in 1834, and*
at Bangor Theological Seminary in 1836, and at Andover in


1837. A tutor at Bowdoin until 1841. Pastor at West
Amesbury from 1842-47. Professor of Moral Philosophy three
years at Amherst, 1847-50. From 1850, for about twenty-five
years, was connected with the Union Theological Seminary,
New York City; for the first four years as Professor of
Church History; for the next twenty years and more Avas
Professor of Systematic Theology. Eeceiyed the honors of
D.D. and LL. D. A man of an excellent spirit, of unusual
intellectual attainments, fitted for the position he so long
ably filled, of rearing young men for the work of the minis-
try. His sun set comparatively early.

Fifty-fifth. Jane S. Daniels, native place South Hadley,
but her home for a number of years was with her guardian,
Oliver Warner, Sr. She married, May 20tli, 1844, Rev.,
afterward Hon. Oliver Warner, Jr., formerly Secretary of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. After graduating at Wil-
liams, he studied theology at the Gilmanton Theological Sem-
inary, and entered the ministry. Preached chiefly at Ches-
terfield. For a long series of years filled acceptably various
honorable positions connected with his native town, county
and state. Resides in the vicinity of Boston.

Fifty-sixth. Gertrude L. Blake. Originated in Brattle-
boro, Vt., where her father, Henry Jones Blake, a colonel in
the U. S. A., deceased in her infancy. She was adopted
and educated by Mr. Edward Clarke, formerly a merchant in
Boston, but whose last years were spent in his native town;
lived on Round Hill, owned the house now occupied by the
Deaf and Dumb Asylum; brother of John the banker, of
Christopher, and Richard, of Chesterfield. She married,
Oct. 2d, 1845, Rev. Rufus Ellis, D.D., then pastor of the
•Unitarian Church, Northampton, but for twenty-eight years
minister of the First Church in Boston. Published in 1850,


a Memoir of Judge Samuel Howe. Received D.D. from Yale
in 1874. Editor of Christian Register. Their three sons,
mentioned in this work, graduated at Harvard.

Fifty-seventh. Hetty S. Butler, the youngest of the four
daughters of Daniel Butler. For about ten years connected
as teacher with Miss Margaret Dwight's school, for a long
time associated in that institution with Harriet Clark,
daughter of Dea. Enos, now Mrs. Marple of Columbus,
Ohio. She married, in 1846, Rev. Eli Smith, D.D., mis-
sionary to Syria. His father, of the same name, of North-
ford Ct., could count as many as twenty-five converted
while members of his family. During a revival in Yale
College, his views underwent a permanent change. Farther
along in his studies, at Andover Seminary, by reading the
life of Henry Martin, his attention was directed to mis-
sions. For some of his first years abroad, 1826-30, at in-
tervals he superintended the Arabic press at Malta. In
1830, started in company with D wight, the missionary, on
an exploring tour through Armenia, the results of which
were afterwards published. He was a superior oriental
scholar. Commenced translating the Scriptures into the
Arabic language, but did not live to complete the work.
His missionary life embraced about thirty years. He died
in 1857, in his fifty-sixth year. Mrs. Smith brought to this
country five children, and resided immediately after her re-
turn at East Windsor Hill, Ct. Since 1869, her home has
been at Amherst. Charles Henry, the oldest of the five,
graduated at Yale College in 1869; is Professor of Mathe-
matics in Bowdoin College. Edward Robinson Smith grad-
uated at Amherst in 1876; is an artist, and has spent two
years in Europe. The youngest, Benjamin Eli, graduated
at Amherst in the class of 1877; has since been connected


with the college as Walker instructor, and is now in Ger-
many. One of the daughters, Mrs. Marcy, resides in
Michigan. The other daughter, now Mrs. Stiles, married
a lawyer, their home in Iveson, Arizona.

Fifty-eighth. Susan Wright Clark, daughter of Chester,
granddaughter of Lyman, who deceased July 17th, 1817,
great grandchild of Matthew. If this Matthew Clark orig-
inated in Lebanon, Ct., as seems probable, he was born
July 8th, 1732. At the age of twenty-two, viz. : in 1754,
he married Sarah Clark, the youngest of the eleven chil-
dren of Dea. John Clark, Jr., who lived on South street.
They were third cousins of each other, both in the fourth
generation from Lieut. William the settler. They lived to-
gether only six years. He deceased 1760, at the early age of
twenty-eight, leaving a son Lyman. Such, on the father's
side, are the ancestors of Susan W. Clark.

Her mother, Nancy Barnard Williams, was born about
1784, at East Hartford, Ct., daughter of Edward, a younger
brother of the fifth Northampton pastor. Rev. Solomon.
Their father. Rev. Dr. Eliphalet Williams, was the minister
of East Hartford over fifty years, being a descendant of Rev.
Solomon Stoddard, second minister of Northampton, through
Rev. William Williams of Hatfield, and his son, Rev. Solo-
mon, D.D., of Lebanon, Ct. Commencing with the fore-
going Rev. William Williams, it was a remarkable ministerial
race in respect to longevity in the pastoral oflSce. For ex-
ample. Rev. William, of Hatfield, continued there fifty-six
years. The second, Rev. Solomon, D.D., of Lebanon, pro-
longed his ministry fifty- three years. Rev. Eliphalet, D.D.,
the third in the line, sustained the same relation at East
Hartford fifty-five years. Rev. Solomon of Northampton, the
fourth in the series, continued there fifty-six years. They all


preached half -century discourses. Such, with the exception
of the fourth and last, Rev. Solomon, are the ancestors on
the mother's side of Susan W. Clark.

Respecting her grandfather, Edward Williams, it may be
added, he was born 1762, acquired and followed the carpen-
ter's trade, always lived at East Hartford, married, about
1783, Rachel Barnard. He deceased, 1807, at the age of
forty-four. They had two children, daughters. Elizabeth,
the younger, married, January 21st, 1816, David Parsons,
one of the eleven children of Rev. Dr. David Parsons, for
thirty-seven years minister of Amherst, 1782-1819. The older
one, Nancy Barnard Williams, married, about 1819, Chester
Clark. Number of their children, six. Among them are
Sidney L., in the office of the Florence Machine Company,
and Susan Wright. She, Susan W., married, in the spring
of 1849, Rev. Josiah Tyler, a younger brother of Rev. John
Ellery, sons of Rev. Bennett Tyler, D.D. See number forty-
ninth of this series. He, Rev. Josiah, graduated at Amherst
in 1845, and later at the East Windsor Hill Theological Sem-
inary. Immediately after their marriage, they left for their
distant field of missionary labor.

For thirty-two years, Mr. and Mrs. Tyler have been con-
nected with the American Board as missionaries in Zululand,
Southern Africa. Much of this time he has been a corres-
pondent of the New York Observer. Number of their chil-
dren, six — four sons and two daughters, all native Africans,
three of whom are in this country.

Fifty-ninth. Cornelia Frances Lee, a daughter of Samuel
Lee. She graduated at Holyoke Seminary in 1845, the sec-
ond from Northampton who graduated from that institution.
Soon after, her name, originally Diantha C, was changed to
Cornelia Frances. She married, in June, 1848, Rev. William

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