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the widow of Calvin Pike. Frank was married to i\.nna
Cromack, and they had three children. At the outbreak
of the Civil War he offered his services to his country;
was for a time stationed as guard at the Arsenal in Hart-
ford; then worked at recruiting for Colonel Colt's regi-
ment (which the government saw fit not to accept, with
the Colonel's proposed mode of arming it) and finally he
became a member of the fifth Conn, regiment, volun-
teers, being made captain of Co. D, and was afterward
promoted to the position of major. He died many years
ago.

ROLLIN DWIGHT LANE.

His life has been a strenuous one, he having had to
earn every dollar he ever received. He was five years
old when his father died, and, his mother being poor, he
was put out to service with farmers when he was seven
years old, his first wages being six cents a day. He
worked some of the time for Elam Case, whom he con-
siders one of the best men that ever lived. One incident
in his experience with that man is mentioned on page 33.
He relates two others, that show the big heart and blunt
manner of that man.

While Melissa and her children were living near him,
she went to him one day, and asked him if he would sell
her a bushel of potatoes. She was greatly taken back by
his, " No, Mrs. Lane, I Avon't sell you a bushel of pota-
toes." After giving her a little time to rally from the
shock, he said to her, " You and your boy may go out into
the lot and dig and put in your cellar enough to last you
through the winter." On the other occasion, a farmer,
whom he didn't know, applied to him to borrow a hundred
dollars, for buying a yoke of oxen. He talked with the
man in his gruff way, to find out something about him,
and finally he said, " Let me see your hands." On finding



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that his calloused palms were proof that he was a hard
working man, he said to him, " Yes, I'll lend you the
money."

On October 27, 1858, Rollin was married to Julia
Smith Miner. Their son, Arthur Miner, born October
18, 1859, is a successful osteopathic physician in Boston.
The doctor is married and has a daughter, Madge Ada,
wife of Burr Pierce of New Haven.

Rollin is a republican, has always been a very active
political worker; cast his first presidential vote for
Fremont. While residing in Collinsville, he was chair-
man of the town committee from 1858 to 1874, then be-
came a member of the State Central Committee. He left
Collinsville in 1877 and resides in Hartford. He was
U. S. mail agent on the Connecticut Western railroad
for more than fifteen years, and was Superintendent of the
old North Cemetery, Hartford, about ten years. Though
nearly seventy-five years old, he is vigorous, and capable
of active service.

MARY BARBER.

This woman was a not very distant cousin of my
father, being the daughter of Giles, and granddaughter
of Dr. Samuel Barber, spoken of on page ^6. She was
the sister of Jesse (page 31,) Linus, Volney G., and Mrs.
Selden White (page 77). Her father was prominent
in Canton affairs. She was born June 5, 1803. On
January i, 1829, she was married to Noah Russell
Lynan Bristol, who was born June 9, 1797. There were
born to them four children, Volney R., December 22,
1829; Kezia M., November 5, 1832; Burton H., Septem-
ber 26, 1835; and Anson W., June 9, 1840. Volney and
Burton never married, the former died August, 1887,
the latter, February 6, 1872. Mr. Bristol died Septem-
ber 8, 1 86 1, and his wife September 4, 1887.

On February 20, 1853, Kezia was married to George



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L. White, a brother of Ruel O., a well known and much
respected man, who resided in Barkhamsted, on " Rat-
lem " hill, when I first knew him, and afterward in Pleas-
ant Valley, near North End, New Hartford; and in the
latter period he represented Barkhamsted in the House, in
1 86 1. George died July, 1904. There were born to
him and Kezia four children, Julia, Edgar, Jessie and
Herman, all of whom died in infancy. Mrs. White now
resides in Bristol, Conn.

Mr. Bristol was highly honored by his fellow citizens,
holding the office of town clerk for twenty years, and
represented the town in the legislature in 1835. I re-
member him and his wife as dignified in bearing, and they
were among the persons I had in mind as former residents,
when reciting the Poem at the Centennial Celebration on
July 18, 1906.

ANSON W. BRISTOL.

He is a farmer, owning and residing on the farm for-
merly belonging to Oliver Bidwell, situated a little west-
erly of Cherry Brook railroad station. He is v'ery promi-
nent in town affairs, held the oflRce of town clerk, 1875-
1886, has held other town offices, and, when lot designates
him for jury duty, creditably performs that service in the
different courts in Hartford. He was a respected pupil
of mine the two winters I taught in the " Conference
house."

On November i, i860, he was married to Sarah E.
Williams, and there have been born to them twelve chil-
dren, as follows; Minnie E., September 13, 1861; Burton
E., January 29, 1863; Burton Noah, November 9, 1864;
Mortimer L., December 29, 1866; Anson W., Jr., April
25, 1871; Mary M., August 27, 1873; Helen B., May
21, 1878; Roscoe C, and Ruby S. (twins), September 23,
1880; Christa E., December 25, 1885; Sterling W., Octo-
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Burton E, died February 15, 1865; and Ruby, February
12, 1882.

No apology is needed for reporting such a splendid
compliance with the scriptural injunction, given to the
original pair, " Be Fruitful, and Multiply." One might
well lament, as does President Roosevelt, that so many
families are childless, and might well exclaim, Oh! the
loss in many ways to that household in which there is not
a child!

S. B.

Hartford, June 25, 1908.



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APPENDIX



As the foregoing sketches are dedicated to the Phoebe
Humphrey Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, Colhnsville branch, I follow the sketches
with a copy of the Chapter's Catalogue, containing the
By-Laws of the Chapter, names of the Officers and
Members, and other interesting information.




This house, built by Benj. Dyer in 1747, now known as the Page House, occupied by
L. D. Dowd, is conceded by the best authorities to be the oldest house in Canton, now standing.
The site of a house built a little earlier, and known as the Richard Case House, may still be
seen opposite the house lately occupied by John Case, deceased.



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Daughters



American Revolution




PHOEBE HUMPHREY CHAPTER



Connecticut Chapter, No. 46
National Chapter, No. 686



CoLLINSVILLE CONNECTICUT



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BY-LAWS

OF THE

Phoebe Humphrey Chapter,

DAUGHTERS

OF THE

AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Organized January jo, /goj.



Connecticut Chapter, No. 46
National Chapter, No. 686



COLLINSVILLE, CoNN.



BV-LAH'S A D O PT E D -tqos



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I905-I906
STATE REGENT,

Mrs. SARA THOMSON KINNEY.



STATE VICE-REGENT,

Mrs. TRACY BRONSON WARREN.

HONORARY STATE REGENTS FOR LIFE,

Mrs. WILLIAM M. OLCOTT,
Norwich.

Mrs. ELIZABETH ROGERS SMITH,
Hartford.




j\IRS. SAKA THOMSON KINNEY

State Regent of the Daughters of the American
Revolution of the Slate of Conneclicut.





MRS. J. B. LOUGEE

Regent of the Phoebe Humphrey Chapter of
the Daughters of the American Revolution of
Collinsville, Conn.



MRS. D. T. DYER

Organizing Regent of the Phoebe Humphrey
Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution of Collinsville, Conn.





PHO^^E HUMPHRKV HOUSE, CAXTOX.
(See pag:e 154 for explanatory note.)



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CHAPTER OFFICERS

ELECTED 1905



Regent,
Mrs. D. T. Dyer.

Vice-Regent,
Mrs. J. B. Lougee.

Recording Secretary,
Mrs. C. H. Smith.

Corresponding Secretary,
Miss Sara Dyer.

Registrar,
Mrs. G. a. Latimer.

Treasurer,
Mrs. I. W. Havens.

Historian,
Mrs. F. p. Swezey.

Board of Management,
Mrs. W. W. Huntley, Mrs. Z. J. Hinman,

Mrs. E. J. Latimer, Mrs. G. A. Codaire,

Mrs. Weston Barnes.



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Phcebe Humphrey, the daughter of Samuel Humph-
rey and Prudence Mills, was born in 1763 in the town
of Canton, Conn. The record states that her father,
commonly called " Master Sam," " taught school and
wrote much." The record also states that he was lame,
which physical infirmity doubtless prevented him from
enlisting in the army.

We know comparatively little of her life. Three
times she passed through the sorrows of widowhood.
Her first husband was Abisha Forbes, of Canton, of which
marriage a grandson, Bleeker Forbes, survives and is now
residing in Collinsville. She is described as a woman of
fine physique and more than ordinary courage. Tradition
says that just after the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga,
some of the British troops, including Hessians, on their
way to Boston, passed through " Canton Street " and
stopped for rest near the home of Phoebe Humphrey
Forbes. One of the men, a Hessian, came to her door
and seeing her about to take breaci out of the oven, de-
manded a loaf, which she promptly refused, emphasizing
her words with a motion of the shovel in her hand. It
is said that an officer coming along just then, saw the man's
danger and advised him to come away.

The house in which Phoebe Humphrey lived near
Canton Street, is now standing. She died in Berlin,
Conn., at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Albert Hurlbert,
on February 20, 1848, at the age of 85, and was buried in
Canton.



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PHOEBE HUMPHREY CHAPTER,

D. A. R.,
COLLINSVILLE, CONNECTICUT.
Organized January 30, 1905.



OFFICERS.

Elected December 14, tqo6.
REGENT, VICE-REGENT,

MRS. J. B. LOUGEE, MRS. I. W. HAVENS,

SECRETARY, COR. SECRETARY,

MRS. Z. J. HINMAN, MISS JOSEPHINE BARBOUR,

REGISTRAR, HISTORIAN,

MRS. G. A. LATIMER, MRS. J. P. HOSFORD,

TREASURER,

MRS. W. W. HUNTLEY.



ADVISORY BOARD,

MRS. J. B. FLINT, MRS. HERBERT HOLT,

MRS. C. H. SMITH, MRS. J. A. NORTH,

MRS. B. F. CASE.



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BY-LAWS



ARTICLE I.

Name.
The name of this Chapter shall be the Phoebe Humphrey Chap-
ter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

ARTICLE II.

Object.
This Chapter is formed under and in accordance with Article
VII of the Constitution of the National Society, D. A. R., and
has for its object, not onh" to honor the heroic men and women
of the Revolution, but to cultivate and perpetuate their spirit of
patriotism, to elucidate their personal history and heroism, to
encourage historical research in relation to the Revolution and
publication of its results; to acquire, preserve, and mark historic
spots; to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to carry
out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the
people: "To promote, as an object of primary importance, in-
stitutions for the general diffusion of knowledge," thus developing
an enlightened public opinion, and affording to young and old
such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for
performing the duties of American citizens.

ARTICLE III.

Government.
This Chapter shall be governed by the Constitution and By-
Laws of the National Society of which each Daughter is a
member.

ARTICLE IV.
Membership.
Section' i. Any woman having the qualifications required
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Board of Management, (who shall vote by ballot), shall be con-
sidered eligible for membership in the Chapter.

Sec. 2. Persons desiring to become members of this Chapter
must be introduced by a Chapter member either personally or by
note to the Registrar, who shall then present the name to the
Board of Management at its next meeting. If accepted, applica-
tion blanks will be sent to the applicant.

Sec. 3. These blanks must be filled out in duplicate and
each one must be signed by a member of the National Society, who
shall vouch for the acceptability of the applicant.

They must then be returned to the Registrar accompanied by
the entrance fee and the dues for the current year. If elected the
application blanks must be signed by the Regent, Secretary and
Registrar, and by the latter transmitted to Registrar General for
the approval of the National Board of Management. The appli-
cant will be notified by the Registrar of the action taken upon her
papers.

Sec. 4. A member transferred from another Chapter shall
be received upon presenting to the Registrar a transfer card signed
by the Regent, Treasurer, and Registrar of the Chapter of which
she is a member in good and regular standing and a copy of her
duplicate paper.

ARTICLE V.
Fees.

Section i. The regular admission fees and dues shall be as
follows: One dollar admission fee, and two dollars and twenty-
five cents annual dues, payable in advance on or before the 2d of
January of each year, of which the admission fee and such part
of the annual dues as is required hy the National Society shall be
sent to the Treasurer General at least six weeks before the next
ensuing Continental Congress, and twenty-five cents to the
Treasurer of the Connecticut Utility fund. Any member who
shall remain in arrears for dues for three months after notice of
her indebtedness has been sent to her by the Treasurer, may be
dropped from the list of members of the Chapter, by a majority
vote of the Board of Management, provided that no one shall
be dropped until after two notices of arrears, one month apart,
shall have been given her.



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Sec. 2. The sum of $3.25 covering the initiation fees and
the annual for the current year, must accompany each application
presented to the Chapter. Any member whose papers are accepted
by the National Society on or after August 22d in any year,
shall not be required to pay dues again until a year from the suc-
ceeding January,

ARTICLE VI.

Officers.
The officers of the Chapter shall be a Regent, Vice-Regent,
Recording and Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar,
and a Historian, all of whom, with five other members who hold
no office, shall constitute a Board of Management, to be elected
at the annual meeting of the Chapter to be held the second meet-
ing in December of each year. The officers shall be elected by
ballot and shall hold office for two years. No person shall hold
more than one office at the same time. No person shall be eligible
to the same office more than two years consecutively, except the
Registrar and Historian.

ARTICLE VII.

Duties of the Officers.

Section i. The Regent shall be the official head of the
Chapter, and the other officers shall take rank after her as
enumerated in Article VI. She shall preside at all meetings of
the Chapter and shall sign all bills, orders, and drafts on the
Treasurer.

Sec. 2. The Vice-Regent shall perform the duties of the
Regent in her absence.

Sec. 3. The Recording Secretary shall record all proceedings
at the meetings of the Chapter and of the Board of Management.
Shall notify officers of their election and committees of their ap-
pointments. She shall prepare the annual report, a copy of which
she shall send to the State Regent, and shall perform any other
duties pertaining to her office.

Sec. 4. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the cor-
respondence of the Chapter; shall retain copies of all letters
written, and keep on file all communications received by her; she
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three days before such meetings are to be held, and shall perform
such other duties as the Board of Management may direct. She
shall also notify Corresponding Secretary General of the election
and appointment of all officers and delegates and shall send a
duplicate copy of such notification to the State Regent.

Sec. 5. The Treasurer shall receive the initiation fees, dues
for membership, and all other moneys belonging to the Chapter,
and pay all bills approved by the Regent or by the Vice-Regent,
if the Regent be unable to act. She shall keep an account of re-
ceipts and expenditures and submit the same to the Auditing
Committee once a year before the annual meeting. She shall
notify members who are in arrears, and forward to the Treasurer
General the amount of the initiation fee, and such part of the
annual dues as is required by the National Society, when an ap-
plication is sent to the Registrar General. She shall also send to
the Treasurer General before the 22d of February each year, the
amount required for each member of the Chapter, and a report of
the same to the State Regent.

Sec. 6. The Registrar shall receive and examine all applica-
tions for membership, and when endorsed by the Regent and Secre-
tary', forward the same to the Registrar General with a duplicate
copy to be returned to the Registrar. She shall also keep a record
of the names and dates of the election, resignation, transference,
or death of the members of the Chapter and transmit to the State
Regent a duplicate of the record. She shall have the care and
custody of all duplicates after their acceptance by the National
Board.

Sec. 7. The Historian shall have the custody of all historical
and biographical collections of which this Chapter may become
possessed ; shall keep a record of all historical and commemorative
meetings, and prepare, or cause to be prepared, such historical
papers as this Chapter shall require.

Sec. 8. The Board of Management shall consider and formu-
late current business and fill any vacancies which may occur in
office until the next annual meeting; shall judge of the qualifica-
tions of applicants for admission, when presented by the registrar,
and elect the same by ballot; arrange for entertainments and in
general do all in its power for the prosperity and success of the
Chapter. The regular meetings of the Board may be held a half



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hour previous to the regular meetings of the Chapter. Five shall
constitute a quorum of the Board. Special meetings of the Board
may be called by the Regent, Vice-Regent, or Recording Secre-
tary, upon written request of three of its members.

ARTICLE VIII.

Order of Business.
Roll Call.

Reading and approval of minutes of previous meeting.
Reports of officers and committees.
Unfinished business.
New business.
Miscellaneous business.
Program of the Day.



ARTICLE IX.

Guests.
Husbands of members. Sons of the American Revolution, and
members of other Chapters may be invited to participate in the
social events of the Chapter..

ARTICLE X.

Amendments.
The By-Laws may be amended at any meeting, written notice
of the proposed change having been submitted at a previous
meeting.



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CHARTER MEMBERS



I.


Mrs. D. T. Dyer




(nee Hattie M. Case).


2.


Miss Sarah Dyer


3.


Mrs. B. F. Case,




(nee Mary Higley).


4-


Mrs. G. a. Codaire.




(nee Jennie L. Hotchkiss).


5.


Mrs. Z. J. HiNMAN




(nee M. Jennie Hinman).


6.


Mrs. F. p. Swezey




(nee Pauline Smith).


7.


Mrs. I. W. Havens




(nee Cora Wolcott).


8.


Mrs. J. B. Lougee




(nee Sarah L. Rice).


9-


Mrs. G. a, Latimer




(nee Sara J. Lougee).


lO.


Mrs. J. Hinman




(nee Pluma Rice).


II.


Mrs. Weston Barnes




(nee Charlotte Marquis).


12.


Miss Bessie Winifred Barnes


13.


Miss Louise M. Hotchkiss


14.


Mrs, E. J. Latimer




(nee Emma Monks).


15.


Miss Edna Genevieve Farnham


16.


Miss Harriet C. Dyer


17.


Mrs. C. H. Smith




(nee Mary Priscilla Barker).



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1 8. Mrs. C. A. Hart

(nee Inez M. Case).

19. Mrs. W. W. Huntley

(nee Emma Rice).

20. Mrs. W. a. Rice

(nee Claribel Hinman).



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NEW MEMBERS



21. Miss Josephine A. Barbour

22. Mrs. S. H. Dowd

(nee Florence Barnes).

23. Mrs. J. P. Hosford

(nee Hattie Wright).

24. Mrs. J. A. North

(nee Anetta Philura Drake).

25. Mrs. H. S. Holt

(nee Alice May North).

26. Mrs. E. H. Bancroft

(nee Bessie Hotchkiss Codaire).

27. Miss Minnie Robinson Codaire

28. Mrs. E, E. Clark

(iiee May Hinman).

29. Mrs. T. S. Bidwell

(nee Hattie Hinman).

30. Mrs. I. C. Davis

(nee Grace C. Bidwell).

31. Mrs. J. B. Flint

(nee Harriet Lucinda Blair).

32. Mrs. F. M. Butler

(nee Emily Marilla Webster).

33. Mrs. Herbert Barnes

(nee Edna Leona Butler).

34. Mrs. O. F. Perry

(nee Laura Latimer).

35. Mrs. C. J. Fox

(nee Julia F. Cannon).

36. Mrs. Isaac Barnes

(nee Nellie M. Smith).



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37. Mrs. B. O. Higley

(nee Emma J. Woodford).

38. Mrs. G. B. Fenn

(nee Carrie Higley).

39. Mrs. H. C, Hough

(nee Josephine Case).

40. Mrs. H. L. Sanborn

(nee Frances Case).

41. Mrs. S. S. S. Campbell

(nee Lelia Corey).




"DYER CEMETERY," CANTON, CuNN.




ENTRANT .., ,< ■ ...V ^ i-.Mi. . .... . .

Erected by Hon. Jasper H. Bidwell, of CoUinsville, in Memory of Corinne Beckwitli Hidwell.



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NOTE



Revolutionary


Soldiers burled in Dyer Cemetery,


Canton, Conn.




1


Thomas Bidwell


2


Dudley Case


3


Edward Case


4


Silas Case


5


Daniel Case, 2d.


6


Abel Case


7


Elias Case


8


Joseph Dyer


9


Oliver Humphrey


10


Charles Humphrey


II


George Humphrey


12


Ruggles Humphrey


13


Asher Humphrey


14


Benjamin Mills


15


Amasa Mills


16


Ephraim Mills


17


Abraham Pettibone


18


Solomon Ackart


Ci\-.il War soldi


ers there buried.


I


Enos A. Sage


2


Solomon Hosmer


3


Philip Perkins



Upon the recent application of Phoebe Humphrey
Chapter, D. A. R., to The Connecticut Society of the
Sons of the i\merican Revolution, Bronze Markers were
furnished for the above named graves, and the Chapter



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caused the same to be placed at the graves; and on May
30, 1908, Memorial Day, the members of the Chapter
decorated said graves. In this matter, and in all the
affairs of the Chapter, Mrs. D. T. Dyer, the Organizing
Regent of the Chapter, has rendered loving, patriotic ser-
vice, in which she has had the hearty co-operation of all
the members.

Hon. Jasper H. Bidwell, of CoUinsville, is great grand-
son of Thomas Bidwell, the first of the above named Rev-
olutionary soldiers.

S. B.



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