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to Barre, 1763 : m. Feb. 21, 1788, Nathan, b. in Barre, Nov.
I, 1763, son and eldest child of Jonathan and Hannah (Smith)
Allen of Barre. They were among the very earliest settlers
of "Rutland District,"' preceding Andrew Parker. He and
brother Nehemiah Allen came from Lexington, and they may
have caused Mr. Parker to locate with them. Jonathan Allen's
wife was a native of Sudbury, where he m. her, took her to
Lexington, and then proceeded to Barre with 40 apple trees and
his young wife on the back of his horse I They made their
way through the "District" by means of marked trees, and
it is traditioned that until settlers became numerous they heard
the howling of the wolves at night close to their very doors.
Wrote Edwin Woods : "Jonathan Allen's memory shall live
as long as there is an apple tree left in Barre." Mrs. Elizabeth
Carter, Jonathan Allen's granddaughter, shortly before her
death, remarked that she had often ate of the apples from
these original trees. He lived at the north of the centre, on
the same place with the same wife 60 years. He died aged
92, wife at 87, and had six children, whose average age at
death was just 80 years. His brother Nehemiah Allen had ten
children, four sons and six daughters, who reached at death
the ages of respectivel3^ 96, 96, 95^, 92J, 92, 84, 82, 80, 80,
78, making an average of 87 !

Nathan and Abigail lived two miles northwest of the centre
on the same place and in the same house lately occupied by
their dau., Mrs. Carter. Moses and Josiah Allen lived in
Barre and were brothers of Nathan Allen. Moses's son was
the lafe distinguished Dr. Nathan Allen of Lowell. Nathan
Allen, who m. Abigal Parker, was a farmer and was one of
the most prominent men of Barre for a great many years.
He was honored with all the offices in the gift of the town.
He d. Aug. 16, 1831, aged 68 : she d. Oct. 14, 1838, aged 77.

Their children were :

1. A child, unnamed, b. and d. April 11, 1789.

2. MARy Allen, b. in Barre, Feb. 17, 1790. She was unable to

talk plain. She lived in Barre with her sister until her death.
She d. unm. Jan. 26, 1865, aged 75 years.



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Abigail Allen, b. in Barre, Feb. 4, 1793; m. Jan. 3, 1833,
Alexander D., b. Sept. 23, 17S5, son of Charles and Mary
(Slocum) Dickinson, of Rhode Island. He was early in life
a sea captain and later a farmer. Their children were :

L Nathan Sumner Dickinson, b. in Barre, Aug. 31,
1836 ; m. Judith Holmes Prouty of Spencer. She
was dau. of Pliny Prouty and Malissa Holmes. He
enlisted in Co. C, 25th Mass. Reg., aged 27; was
wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor, Va., June 3,
1864, and d. in the Harwood Hospital, Washington,
D. C, Aug. 7, 1864. Buried in North Brookfield.
Their children were :

1. George Sumner Dickinson, b. in Spencer; resides at North

Brookfield.

2. Charles Levi Dickinson, b. in Spencer; resides at North

Brookfield.

II. Mary Abigail Dickinson, b. in Barre, Nov. 20, 1834;
resides at Worcester.

Elizabeth Allen, b. in Barre, Aug. 31, 1795; m. April 23,
1834, at age of 34, Benjamin Goodnow Carter, b. in Peters-
ham, Sept. 12, 1806, son of John and Ruth Carter of Peters-
ham. He d. in Barre, Feb. 13, 1867, aged 60, and was
buried in Petersham. They had no issue. She d. Sept. 19,
1890, at the age of 95. Her life was a very exceptional one,
more than a repetition of that which our ancestors led two
centuries ago. The old Nathan Allen place, which her father
settled on in 1788, was located two miles northwest of Barre,
not far from the Dea. Parker place. The old road which
divided the farm was once populous with houses, but is now
remote and forsaken. It was here she preferred to live, and
did live, for 95 years, in the house built by her father, which
still stands unchanged in appearance. She also preserved the
old furniture as it was in her childhood.

She was never outside of her native town except on two
occasions, once she went to Princeton and once to Gill. She
travelled each time by private conveyance. Consequently it
may be said that Mrs. Carter never saw a railroad train or a
steamboat, and never even rode on a stage coach. When
once questioned if she would not like to have seen something
of the world, she replied, "No, some people like to ride on
railroads, but home, sweet home is the place for me. Here
my father and mother lived for 60 years of married life ; in



138 PARKER GENEALOGY.

this house I was born ; here I have lived for 95 years, and
here I am to-day. There are but few now living who can say
as much."

Her own home furnished a world of happiness to her and
she never longed for foreign things. Her life was a most
heroic example of contentment and Christian feeling. She
clung dearly to the memories of her childhood days ; spoke
often of her honored and long-lived parents, and of her grand-
father, Dea. Andrew Parker, "who made spinning wheels,
and who wouldn't pay the minister for that kind of preaching
in which he did not believe."

Until a few years before her decease she retained her full mental
ability, and some years since she materially assisted, by means
of her good memory, Edwin Woods in his popular Memorial
of Barre. For the cheerful lesson which she teaches, for her
generosity to all and devotion to home duty, she will long be
remembered in Barre. Doubtless her long life was much pro-
longed by the watchful attention of her guardian and neigh-
bor, Webster Washburn of Barre. The old home is a relic of
antiquity in every way. She had no issue.

5. Nathan Allen, b. in Barre, Jan. 10, 1797 ; d. April 29, 1797.

6. Sumner Allen, b. in Barre, Jan. 31, 1798 ; d. April 27, 1822,

aged 24, unm. He died of consumption caused by exposure
while working in his sap orchard. Unlike his sister Mary, he
lacked the free use of his limbs, but possessed good powers of
speech.

7. Louisa Allen, b. in Barre, Dec. 4, 1801 ; m. Zebediah Allen,

son of Samuel Allen. Samuel Allen was cousin to Nathan
Allen. They lived on the Nathan Allen place after marriage.
They had one son, but the parents both died and the child
soon followed, having lived to the age of but a few weeks.

37. Sally Parker (Andrew,'^ Andrew,'' John,^ Hana-
niah,^ Thomas'), dau. of Dea. Andrew and Abigail (Jennison)
Parker, b. in Barre, March 17, 1765 ; m. Jonathan Mayhew
of Phillipston. They lived in Phillipston and had a family of
children, but who have already become extinct. She m. (2)

Robbins, who is remembered by the old residents of

Phillipston as the one who played the big bass-viol in church.
She d. in Phillipston.

The children, among whom were Nabby and Lyman May-
hew, never married. They settled in Phillipston for life and



PARKER GENEALOGY. I39

lived together for many years. He was a most constant attend-
ant of the Church, a most strict adherer to his religion.
Nabby and Lyman Mayhew are both buried in Phillipston.

38. Bettey (or Betsey) Parker (Andrew,'^ Andrew,'^
yohn,i Hananiah^^ Thomas^), dau. of Dea. Andrew and
Abigail (Jennison) Parker, b. in Barre, Jan. 13, 1766; m.
Feb. 20, 1788, Paul Tobey, b. in Berkley, Sept. 6, 1761,
son of Rev. Samuel and Bathsheba (Crocker) Tobey, and
twin brother of Silas Tobey. He was one of a family of 12
children.* They removed to Chester, Vt. They lived first
in a cabin ; he cleared the land and built the house wherein
they later lived. Mrs. Betsey (Parker) Tobey is remembered
by her only surviving dau. as a smart, capable woman. She
d. Dec. 30, 1808, and he m. (2) Feb. 4, 1813, Phebe Briggs.
All the children, however, were by Betsey. He d. in Chester,
Vt., Aug. 4, 183 1. His death was very sudden. Standing
in his grain field with a handful of grain, he received a shock
and lived only a few hours.

* (The story of Parson Tobey's courtship has already been preserved in
print in a paper called The Christian.) After Samuel Tobey was ordained
pastor of the Church in Berkley, Mass., Nov. 23, 1737, being convinced of the
truth of the scriptural doctrine, that it is not good for man to be alone, he
very naturally looked about him to find a remedy for his isolation, and in this
search he of course had the help and best wishes of his fair parishioners in
general. Under the circumstances he became a frequent visitor at Mr.
Crocker's, whose house was graced dy the presence of fine blooming daughters.
Three of these daughters were usually in the room dressed in their best and
ready to receive the young parson when he came, and to make his visits as
agreeable to him as they were acceptable to them. The fourth daughter,
Bathsheba, he seldom saw. Whether cumbered with much serving or shy of
company, or what not, she managed to keep out of sight most of the time,
though he would occasionally get a glimpse of her dress as she disappeared
through the door on his arrival.

His curiosity was awakened by her shyness, and he thought, as he expressed
it, that he would " like to see more of this coy bird," he therefore sought an
interview with her, the result of which was that the three sisters who sat in
the parlor with him had the honor of having the parson for a brother-in-law;
while the parish register, still extant, bears the following record in parson
Tobey's own handwriting: "Sept. 6, 1739, I was married to Bathsheba
Crocker." They lived long together and she became the mother of 12 children,
among whom some rose to high honor; and her grandchildren, who are still
living, are among the merchant princes of Boston, of all of which we may say,
as the parson said of his marriage, "I do not know as this would have taken
place had she not been so shy."



140 PARKER GENEALOGY.

Their children were :

1. Silas Tobey, b. June 10, 17S9; d. May 29, 1795.

2. Betsey Torey, b. Nov. 10, 1790; m. at age of 22, Otis Cook.

They had ten children, seven living to maturity. They resided
in Chester, Vt., and all the children were born there:

I. James Spencer Cook, b. Dec. 3, 1S15 ; m. May 12,
1844, Philena Martin of Springfield, Vt. They had
four children. He d. Aug. 31, 1887.

II. Harriett Cook, b. Feb. 24, 1818 ; m. Barnard Carlton

of Ludlow, Vt. No issue.

III. Salmon Cook, b. May 4, 1S20; m. Jan., 1847, Mary

Bemis. They have one child,

IV. Elizabeth Cook, b. Sept. 23, 1823; m. Feb., 1844,

Fernando Baldwin of Andover, Vt. One child.
V. Martha Cook, b. Oct. 4, 1825; m. July i, 1843,
Leonard Redfield of Springfield, Vt. They have had
seven children.

VI. Thomas Cook, b. June 25, 1827 ; d. about 1850, unm.

VII. Abigail Tobey Cook, b. April 22, 1829; d. Jan., 1837.

3. Abigail Tobey, b. Oct. 31, 1792; m. in Chester, Vt., Jan. 10,

181 1, Timothy, b. July 28, 1788, d. Dec. 15, 1865, son of
Benoni and Sarah (Williams) Lockwood. He was a farmer,
worked a shingle mill and resided at Springfield, Vt. She d.
Aug. 26, 1828. Their children were :

1. A SON, b. Nov. 24, i8ii ; d. Dec. 10, 181 1.

II. A SON, b. Dec. 26, 1812 ; d. Jan. 3, 1813.

III. Hiram L. Lockwood, b. March 3, 1814.

IV. Nelson H. Lockwood, b. Aug. 25, 1816; d. Jan. 23,

1819.
V. Alvin T. Lockw^ood, b. Oct. 23, 1818.
VI. Timothy P. Lockwood, b. Jan. 11, 1821.

VII. Achsah a. Lockwood, b. Aug. 30, 1823 ; m. at Spring-

field, Vt., Jan. I, 1843, Sylvester, b. in Chester, Vt.,
Sept. 5, 1815, son of William and Rachel (Redfield)
Ellison. He is a farmer at Springfield, Vt. They
have two children :

1. Achsah A. Ellison, b. Feb. 13, 1844.

2. Azro D. Ellison, b. Jan. 29, 1853.

VIII. Bathsheba B. Lockwood, b. Oct. 26, 1825.
IX. A son, b. Aug. 8, and d. Aug. 12, 1S27.

X. Silas Lockwood, b. July 28, 1828.



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141



4. Paul Tobey, b. Nov. 21, 1794; d. April 33, 1815.

5. Bathsheha Crocker Tobey, b. March 30, 1797; d. May 7,

1829, unm.

6. Samuel Tobey, b. May 6, 1800; d. May 13, 1S84, unm.

7. A daughter, b. March 2, and d. May 12, 1S02,

8. Andrew Parker Tobey, b. Feb. 4, 1804; m. Jan. 28, 1840,

Martha E. Boynton, b. in Weathcrsfield, Vt., July 17, 1820.
He d. Jan. 17, 1877. Their children were:

I. Mary E. Tobey, b. Jan. 2, 1842.

II. Myron S. Tobey, b. Nov. 20, 1843 ; d. July 5, 1886.
in. Emma E. Tobey, b. June 16, 1847; I'esides at Chester,

Vt.
IV. Paulina L. Tobey, b. July i, 1850; m. July 2, 1S73,
Hiland Chandler of Chester, Vt., and who d. Dec. 8,
1877. She resides at North Springfield, Vt.

9. .Sarah Tobey, b. Sept. 9, 1S08 ; m. Jan. 2, 1837, Lincoln, b.

in Springfield, Vt., Jan. 14, 1809, son of Peres Whitcomb of
Cohasset, and wife Priscilla Litchfield of Scituate. He was
a shoemaker and later a farmer. He resided in Springfield,
Vt., where he d. Sept. 12, 1881, aged 72^ years. His widow
(1890) still survives him in good health at 82 years of age. She
was the last born and is the only surviving child of Paul and
Betsey (Parker) Tobey. Their children were :

I. Ellen E. Whitcomb, b. in Qiiechee, Vt., Sept. 9, 1S39 ;

m. George R. Hall. She d. Oct. 10, 1865, aged 36,

without issue.
II. Julia M. Whitcomb, b. in Qiiechee, Vt., Sept. 30,

1842 ; m. Henry F, Howe. She d. Oct. 13, 1S62,

aged 20. Their children were :

1. Luman L. Howe.

2. Lula M. Howe.

HI. Georgianna Whitcomb, b. in Springfield, Vt., June
20, 1845; m. Jan. i, 1867, Charles E. Chandler.
Their children were :

Harry E. Chandler, b. July 12, 1869.

Edward A. Chandler, b. Sept. 6, 1872; d. Oct., 1872.

3. Nora G. Chandler, b. Dec. 12, 1875.

4. Hcllen W. Chandler, b. Aug. 26, 1S77.
Grace M. Chandler, b. June 25, 1880.

IV. Andrew L. Whitcomb, b. Jan. S, 1853 ; d. Jul) ^o,
1S63.



142 PARKER GENEALOGY.

39. Artemas Parker (Andrew,^ Andrew, "^ yohn,^
Hananiah,^ Thomas^), son of Dea. Andrew Parker and

Mary, his 2nd wife, b. in Barre, Aug. 5, 1786; m.

Spaulding. It is known that he lived in New Hampshire for
a time, and from there removed to Chelmsford, Mass. But it
is said he removed to Vermont, and that the descendants from
his large family are still living in that State. It is known that
the old Barre contingent were intimate with Parkers in Ver-
mont, their relatives. At one time, Aunt Carter, as she was
familiarly called, sent two family relics to her Parker relatives.
One was Dea. Parker's large Continental hat with red and
black plumes, and the other was an old cane. It is hoped
that further research may finally reveal the history of this
branch of the Parker family. It is known that one son was
named Rodolphus Parker.

40. Mary Parker (yosiah,^ yosiak,"^ yohn,^ Hananmh,^
ThoDuis^), dau. of Josiah and Mary (Monroe) Parker, b. in
Woburn, Dec. 25, 1749; ™- Sept. 29, 1774, John Gilmore.
She was the first Parker of Lexington descent born in Woburn.
They had two children born in Woburn, after which they
removed from town.

John Gilmore, b. Feb. 4, 1775.
Marv Gilmore, b. May 27, 1779.

41. Josiah Parker, Jr. (yosiah,^ yosiah,'^ yohn,^ Hana-
niak,^ Thomas^), b. in Woburn, Nov. 25, 1751 ; m. July 21,
1774, Hannah Gardner of Charlestown. He lived on or near
his father's large estate on the west side of the town. He was
very active in the stirring times of British oppression and did
his best to secure the independence of the united colonies,
as in many hard fought battles and several years of hard-
ships and sufferings he risked both life and health in the
cause. He belonged to the Woburn company of Minute-
Men who marched to Lexington and Concord on the morn-
ing of the first outbreak of the war, and who intercepted the
enemy at various points. He was with Capt. Wyman at the
battle of Bunker Hill. He was several years in the service,
was under Lt. Jos. Johnson at Cambridge in 1777, and with



PARKER GENEALOGY. I43

Capt. Wyman endured the hardships and privations of 1778.
He was a well beloved man and possessed a constitution of
strength and health. His characteristics are plainly preserved
by the epitaph upon his gravestone :

" In Memory of
Mr. JosiAH Parker,
who d. Jan. 20, 1830, a. 78.
" The man of charity extends
To all his helping hands

His Kindred, Neighbours, Foes and Friends,
His pity may command."

Mrs. Hannah (Gardner) Parker d. in Woburn at the age
of 84, Jan. 14, 1838. The mother, Hannah,* was dau. of
Henry, Jr., and Sarah (Noyes) Gardner of Charlestown,
where she was b. Feb. 3, 1754. Henry, Jr., was grandson
of Richard Gardner, the emigrant ancestor, who was in
Charlestown at 1662. Her epitaph is also worth inserting:

" Look here my friend as you pass by
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so you must be
Prepare for death and follow me."

Their children were :

109. JosiAH Parker, b. Nov. 6, 1774; m. Abigail Carter of
Woburn.

110. Henry Parker, b. July 3, 1777 ; m. Abigail Hutchinson of
West Cambridge.

111. Hannah Parker, b. March 19, 1779; m. Abel Richardson
of Woburn.

112. Polly Parker, b. March 10, 1781 ; m, Caleb Richardson
of Woburn.

Betsey Parker, b. 1785 ; " d. of canker rash, Feb. 26, 1795, aged

10 y." Woburn's Record of Deaths.
Frederick Parker, b. 17S6; " d. of canker rash, Feb. 28, 1795,

aged 9 y." Woburn's Record of Deaths.



♦She was b. in Charlestown, Feb. 3, 1754, dau. of Henry and second wife
Lucy (Fowle) Gardner, being tenth in her father's family of twelve children.
Lucy Fowlc was dau. of Capt. John Fowie of Woburn, who was son of James.
Henry Gardner was son of Henry and Elizabeth (Lane) Gardner, he (Henry)
being son of Richard and Anna (Blanchard) Gardner of Woburn and Charles-
town.



144 PARKER GENEALOGY.

113. Electa Pakkek, b. May 4, 1794; m. Samuel C. Buckman
of Woburn.

114. Betsey Parker, b. March i, 1796; m. Jonathan Baldwin.

115. Frederick Parker, b. July 3, 1798; m. Ndbby Thompson
of Woburn.

42. Lydia Parker CJosiah^^ yosiah,^ yohn,iHana7iiah,^
Thomas'), b. in Woburn, Dec. 10, 1753 ; m. Aug. 24, 1772
(supposed), Jesse Wright, then of Woburn. They lived in
Woburn a few years, where two children are recorded. Jesse
Wright was with Capt. Wyman at the battle of Bunker Hill.

Lydia Wright, b. Jan. 6, 1774.
Jesse Wright, b. May 30, 1779.

43. Benj amin Parker ( Josiah ,s Josiah ,4 John ,3 Hana-
niah,- Tho7nas'), b. in Woburn, Jan. 30, 1756; m. May 12,
1779, Mehetable Tidd of Woburn, b. Dec. 13, 1759, ^^^- °^
Samuel and Phebe Tidd. He lived on the "West Side" in
Woburn, near his father's homestead. The following list
of children is transcribed from the original and excellently
penned sheets of family records, now in possession of Mrs.
Benjamin Wyer :

116. Benjamin Parker, Jr., b. Aug. 26, 17S0; m. Sally Allen.

117. Joseph Parker, b. June 8, 1782; m. Betsey Richardson of
Woburn.

118. Samuel Parker, b. Dec. 23, 1784; m. Lydia Thurston
Allen.

119. Mehetable Parker, b. Oct. 23, 17S6; m. Maj. Francis
Johnson of Woburn.

Patty Parker, b. June 11, 1789; d. Nov. 14, 181 1, aged 22.

120. Almira Parker, b Sept. 20, 1790; m. Nathan Johnson of
Woburn.

121. Anna Parker, b. Sept. 9, 1791 ; m. Joshua Swan Robbins
of West Cambridge.

Lucy Parker, b. Feb. 18, 1794; never married.

122. Lydia Parker, b, Aug. 15, 1796; m. Benjamin Wyer of
Woburn.

123. Charlotte Parker, b. May 3, 1801 ; m. (i) Royal Cald-
well ; (2) Nathaniel Buck.

124. Fanny Parker, b. July 22, 1803; m. George Butters.



PARKER GENEALOGY. I45

■44. Kdmund Parker (yosiah,^ yosiah,'^ yohn,^ Hana-
7itah,^ Thomas^), b. in Woburn, March 17, 1762 ; m. (i) April
5, 1790, Lydia Johnson of Woburn; she d. Feb. 3, 1801, and
he m. (2) July 7, 1805, Mrs. Elizabeth Reed of Woburn. She
d. in Feb., 1825, aged 62.

Like his Parker relatives he possessed a sound constitution
and strong physique, which carried him through many hard-
ships of service while fighting for his country. He served
early with Capt. Green's R. I. regiment, and also a term in
1780. He lived among his kindred on the "West Side,"
dying June 28, 1840, aged 78.

"Like a shock of grain ripe and seared,
Removed from friends long endeared."

Their children were :

Edmund Parker, Jr., m. March 21, 1816, Hannah Wyman of

Woburn. They lived upon the "West Side" in the neighborhood

of his relatives. They d. without issue.
Thaddeus Parker, m. Feb. 6, 1821, Lydia Thompson of Woburn.

He was b. on the "West Side" of Woburn ; was a very strong man,

possessing a remarkable constitution and great physical energy.

He d. without issue aged about 90 years.
[Woburn Records show that an infant child of Edmund Parker d.

Feb. 20, 1801.J
125. David Johnson Parker, m. Rebecca Carter of Wilmington.
Mary Parker, m. in Woburn, Dec. 23, 1819, Dana Fay; they

lived in Winchester and had no children.



45. Nathan Parker (yosiah,^ yosiah,^ yohn,^ Hana-
jiia/i,^ Thomas'), b. in Woburn, Feb. 21, 1769: m. Nov. 10,
1793, Polly Richardson, b. Oct. i, 1775, dau. of Reuben and
Jerusha Richardson of Woburn. He was a dutiful son and
became a highly respected citizen ; but in his prime of life he
was fatally injured by the fall of the Clapp house, which is best
described in the records of the town, which read:

" From this accident, thirty or forty individuals, the strong men
of our town, were wounded in an inconceivable number of ways."

ID



146 PARKER GENEALOGY.

This worthy inscription is upon his grave-stone :

In Memory of

Mr. Nathan Parker,

who d. July 19, 1807, ^t. 38.

" By a wound which he received by a fall of
a frame of an House, he has left a widow and
five children to lament the loss of one of the
best of Husbands and Fathers ; as a provider
he was very remarkable for his attention to
his Family, a very industrious & ingenious
Tradesman, a real good neighbour, social and
confident friend, very regular & Just in all his
dealings & to conclude all his moral Virtues
an Honest Man."

" O Death, thou Victor of the human frame
The soul's poor fabric trembles at thy name.
How long shall man be urged to dread thy sway
For those whom thou untimely take away?"

His widow m. Aug. 31, 1820, Seth Crosby of Billerica,
and removed there.

136. Polly Parker, b. March 23, 1794 ; m. Joshua Reed, Jr., of
Woburn.

Child, unnamed, d. 1796.

Caroline Parker, b. 1805 ; d. in Woburn, May 31, 1826, aged 21.

Clarissa Parker, d. unmarried.

137. Maria Parker, m. Simon Adams of Lowell.

128. Susanna Parker, m. Marshall Wyman of Woburn.

46. Anna Parker (yohn,^ 'Josiah^'' yohn,^ Hananiah^^
Thomas^), dau. of Capt. John and Lydia (Moore) Parker, b.
in Lexington, Jan. 11, 1859; "^- in Waltham, March 16, 1781,
Ephraim Pierce, Jr., of Waltham. They lived in Waltham.
There is in possession of her descendants a family tree
wrought on canvas by the youngest daughter of the family,
the crrowth of which is thereby represented. Within the two
hearts at the base are inscribed the names of the father and
mother, viz. :

" Epraim Pierce, b. Sept. 29, 1747 — Anna Pierce, b. Jan. 11, 1749.
Married March 18, 1780."



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147



From these united hearts springs the trunk of the tree, from
whose branches are suspended five large apples, each con-
taining a name and date, as follows :

" Lydia, born July 29, 1780.
Ephraim, born Oct. i, 1782.
Nancy, born Nov. 22, 1784.
John, born Aug. 13, 1787-
Sibbyl, born Jan. 11, 1790."

1. Lydia Pierce, b. July 29, 1780; d. unin.

2. Ephraim Pierce, b. Oct. i, 1782 ; was drowned when a boy.

3. Nancy Pierce, b. Nov. 22, 1784; m. Leonard Smith of

Waltham, son of David. He was innkeeper in Waltham.
Their children were :

I. Ann Augusta Smith, d. 1829.
II. Jane Isabella Smith, b. Nov. 16, iSio ; m. in Waltham,

Dec. 25, 1834, Frederick Lawrence, b. Sept. 16, 1809 ;

d. Feb. 13, 1876. He was a farmer in Waltham.

Their children were :

Ann Isabella Lawrence.
Leonard Frederick Lawrence.
Ellen Sophia Lawrence.
Henderson Greene Lawrence.
Nancy Jane Lawrence.

III. Leonard Smith, b. Sept. 23, 1813; d. March 15, 1814.

IV. Elvira Sophia Smith, b. April i, 1815 ; m. Horace
Hammond, b. April 10, 1812 ; d. Jan. 2, 1880. She d.
Feb. 10, 1872. He was owner and manager of Hoise
Car Railroad Works, Waltham, and Captain of the
Waltham Artillery Co. Their children were :

1. Child, unnamed, b. and d.

2, Edward Horace Hammond, b. in Waltham, April 19, 1842;
m. at Grand Rapids, Mich., May 18, 1887, Ada H., b. at
Grand Rapids, Oct. 3, 1865, dau. of John and Helen M.
(Lewis) Crissman. He is a practitioner of Christian
Science Mind Healing. Residence, Grand Rapids, Mich.

V. Leonard Pierce Smith, b. Aug. 6, 1818; m. in Wal-
tham, Jan. 12, 1855, Mary Jane Hale, b. March 26,
1827, dau. of John and Nancy. He was hotel keeper
at Waltham. He d. 1866. Their children were:

1. Leonard Smith, b. Dec. 17, 1855; d. Jan. 10, 18SS.

2. Jennie Mafia Smith, b. June 23, 1857.



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VI. Ei.LEN Rebekah Smith, b. Aug. 30, 1821 ; m. in
Waltham, Dec. 4, 1845, Edward Lawrence Bond, b.
in Wilmington, Sept. 10, 1S17, son of Joseph and Lucy



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