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Nathan 24

Kethaniel 1 6 U 12 ]8 20
Nathaniel -.ggleston 27 29 42 75
Nellie Panony 56
Nellie Julia (Colt) 56
Nettie Grace 80
Oliver 18
Opbelie Augusta 50
Orlando Cornelius 75 90

rp. Orlsndo C 1
Peyaon Edward 75
Phillip 21

Philomelia (Gay lord) 35 58
Philomelia :, hurston 39 77
Phtaeas 23
Phiny 26
Phirilla 32
Phoebe 1 25
Phoebe (Cray) 26
Polly ( verett) 23
Polly (......) 23

Polly (Taylor) 29 42
Princess 26
Priscilla 1 11 12



3EARL

Priecilla (,?ebb) 6 11
Cuartus 40

Rachel 1 11 19 22 31 45
Rachel (Bates) 27 31

Rachel I 43

Rachel Edwards 85

Rachel (Fannua) 28

Rebecca 13 24 30

Rebecca ( , ) 8

Rebecca (lenks) 11 13 24

Rhoda 36 €2

Rhode (Phelps) 29

Roee F ( Brown) 60

Rewena 31 48

Rufue 2£>

Russell 31 36

Ruth 6 7

Ruth (Gil let) 6

Ruth (Jeans) 3 6 7

Ruth (miU»e) 18

Sally ( ) 15 17

Sally (Leonard) 26

Sally (elch) 21

florae (Burt) 29

Samuel 23

"p.-nuel Dunbar

Sanford ;ilae
Sarah 1 6 26

Sarah (Baldwin) 3 4
Sarah (Carpenter) 87
Sarah (Coleman) 27 36
Sarah ( Edwards) 25
Sarah (Kinesley) 11 24
Sarah Jane (Dilks) 37 69
Sarah Jane (Strong) 60
Saul 26

Si lag Parsons 43
Simeon 24
Solomon 22
Sophia 35 57
Sophie ("he Id on) 27 35
Spencer 31 35 58
26

34 56
U 25
71



SEAR]



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Stephen i

Subnit

Sullivan

Suean Thankful 86

Susan ( ) 26

Sylvester ft 87
Sylvester '.aaons
Ta^ar 21

Terza t;s:yai ( -annum)
Thaddeufi l «nry 18
Thankful 28 37 65
Thankful (Austin) 22



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43 87



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Thankful (Danka) 13
Thankful (ioaeroy) 20 27 37

True love (Brown) 7

Tryphena (Lyman) 28

Vinson S 37

Violet 25

Vaitetill 22

harton Dickinson 34 55
tlllin Edward 37 68 69
"illiam ":euben 68

Zenas 27 31 43
Zenas R 43
Zephaniah 18
Zilpah 27 42

Zilpah (Searl) 27 29 42 75
Zopbar 1 11 20 27 28 30
32 42 51



SEDGWICK

History of
Keziah 19



17



SEWARD

tfindwell 31



SHATTUCK

Carloe ! 59

Julia ('earl) (Rust) 59



3HAI3



Rebellion 23



3BBLDCH

Antoinette ("earl) 33
Aretue 25
Aeenath 33

Asenath fsesrl) 27 28 33
Beteey 33

Clarissa (Searl) 28 33
Deleina (launders) 33
Diana 14

Ebenea§ r 26 27 28 32 33 35
I lecta 33
-ether 27 32
Esther Almira 33
aether (Jtrong) 33 35



SHELDOK

Evelyn A (^orse) 33

Henry 3 33

James T 33

Joseph I 33

Julia 43

Julia A ( arner) 33

Lajnra (Ellis) 33

Loviea 3 46

slab Ion Chapman 33

Mary (Chaaberlain) 33

Baomi (Clap) 33

PUny 13

Hansom D 33

Samuel 33

Sarah 45

Sarah (Strong) 32

Simeon 33

Sophia 27 35

3ophia A (Moody) 33

Submit (Clap) 14

Susanna (Clark) 43

7iolet (Searl) 25



Ida Louisa 87
Pred D 87



SFERSOOD

Charles B 91
Charles "dwin 91
Dorothy 91

Ittttatk ("artholoaew) 91



Zmeline C (Youngs ) ( Gear 1 ) 76
William 76



Samuel Albert 23



S PRAGUE

Damaris 20



9FRIEG

Martha



H



SKIKNER

Hannah Dunbar (Searl)
Harvey 15



IS



3TALK/.

Keber Edwards 86
Howard Hamilton 86
£ary Searl (Uewey)



STEARNS

Sally 77
Try phone 67



STEBBIT.S

Austin 35
Charles 35

lizabeth (right)
Joel Rice 35
Julia (Searl) 35
Lydia (Rice) 35
Sarah (Searl) 6
Thomas 6 7



STEDaA?;

Jane Ann 50



SBSBH v

Sehemiah



10



SMITH



Ada 82

£lla 84

Sana Josephine (Lyman)

James Madison 82

Jennie C 87

Lucinda 58



STEPHENS

I leazer 26
Sarah (Searl) 2"



Fanny 35

Sophia (Searl) (Rogers) 35

-illiam 35



0HBB

Kffie i&ria 68



STILES



President 16



STOCKING

Rattle I (lyaan) 84
Isabel (Baker) 84
Williaa R 84



STODDARD

Soloaon



won



Harriet loecher



fESRl



Deborah 20



rSQRP



IT



luce 11a 57



TRUR3TOS

Kellie Harmony (Sesrl) 56
Ralph 56



STOCOT

Aaron 33

Alvin lyaan 59

Anna Betsey ''earl) 59

Asahel 18

Aaenath (1 he Id on) 33

Bohan 25

Dolly Anaelia (3earl) 40

Dorcas 11 28

Edwin 33
lieha 61

Esther 14

Ssther (Koot) 28

Esther (3earl) 25

Eunice 48
George 9 33

Hannah (Carrier) 33
Hannah (3earl) 13
Helen (Howard) 33
Jairus A 33

Lucy (Phelps S3
alary 27 36
Mary (Searl) 18
Mindwell 14
Eoah 13
Orange 33
Rachel 19
Rboda 33
Rhoda (Clark) 36
Rufua 40
Ruth 55
Sara* 14 32
3arah Jane 60
Saitatill 28 36



TAILOR

Clara Jane (Searl) 56
George E 56
Polly 29 42



TIKKER

Miriam 38

..'iriam Sextos 84



rOFLIFF

Lydle 24



TURNER

Ada 82
Asa 83
Martha 43 88
Martha (5u!.l) 86



TUTTL"



Sophronia 30



VAKDERVSER

Ellen a 59



V0IK3



Catherine 86






Hannah 20

Isabel (Jearl) 26

Eathan lord 26



vAir



ilary 70

Sarah 19 20 21



WALKER

Esther (:~ear!) 51
H. R. 51



?ARD



ttef



40



WARNER

Zimeline A 52
Fred I 38
Julia A S3
Juliette 37 66
Juliette (Bridgjwa) 66
Uary Ann (Seari)(1?yaen) 40
Mary Annette 85
Kellie J (Coleman 38
Susan Augusta 65
miaax 66



mania

Jaanna ( 'earl ) 4
WlllUa 4



usmn

Char lea 65

Susan A ( arner)(Ch&sberlain)



ran em

Albert Franklin 62
Anna Elizabeth 62
Anna Elizabeth (Bart let t)
Arthur iaright 62
Clara May ( atkins) 62
Doris Vivian 62
Ida lovisa 62
Joseph Baldwin 62
Levi Lincoln 62
Lisetta Aaee (BurfMs) 63
Mary Esther 62
Newton B 62



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Betsey 59



■IQBTKAK

Anna (..:cCaanxon )
Florence A 71
Olin Cyrus 72

65



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72



1ATKIK3

Clara Kaj 62



SILC0X

Joanna 5€



AY



IILKI



Martina *< 17



Alvira (Jones) 82
Emma F 82
82



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Jereaiah 11
Priscilla 6 11
Priaellla (*oLathUn) 11



WILDER

Fidelia ■ (Searl) 59
Wilbur Flak 59



SE3SCR

Elizabeth (learl) 24



SILKIK30K

Edward Moltnan 71
Mary Wait (A His)



7:



■ELSE



3ally 21



IOT1



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Lucinds (George)
Lucy ■ 37 68
Samuel 68



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Slizabetb Sophia (Judd)
"ether ( -trong) 14
George 57
Nathaniel 14
Submit 14



57



SILLlAiiS

Clarissa (Searl) 25

Eunice 40

Fannie {Mam m\) 51

Prances I 51

Jacob 51

John 18

Martha (3oarl) 18

Mary 31

Mary A ( Draw 43

Korris 35

~utfc IS

3uaner 13



mam

Hellie (Bash J 48



ROLCOTT

Genevieve 66



WRIGHT

Helen Rachel 86

Helen Saline (Pie Id) 85

Henry : dwsrds 85 86

Herbert I 54

Rezekiah 54

Iola (Proctor; 54

John 34 54

John Abraham 85 86

Julia (earl) 85

Lucy (Nannurs) 5A

lyraan Triplet 86

Mary Annette ( "amer I 85

Mary Clarissa 54

Mary L-:iiza 85 86

Rachel (Searl) 22 43

Rachel Edwards ("earl) 8S

Robert Cfcey 86

Sadie (aloe) 54

Watson "ezekiah 54



SX-D



uisekiel 18
Iydia (Searl)



18



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Joshua 40
Mary Ann (^earl
Mary Jane 41



40 41



WOODRUFF

Agnes Ban 77
Annabelle 77
Frances ierlon (Oorbaa)
Jastes I 77
"3rion nwlie 77
3arah (••.'orth) 7



TO0NG3

Constant 76

Cynthia (Robbins) 76



n



Sate line



19



SOODSARD

S leaner



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WOOLOOT?

Jane V 30



WRIGHT

Abigail (Gay lord) 54

Abraham 43 85

Anna I (Searl) 34 51

Asahel 22

Charles 3y lvas tor 85

lizabeth 7
Smily Blair 54
Eunice 27
Tt a?el 54



Introduction

THE 82* T AT 3GUTHAMPTOI-;



Three notable reunions of the Searle Family have been held in iassa-
chusetts, the first at Mount Torn Grove, uasthampton, August 17 1881; the
second and third in Southampton on October 12 1887 and August 17 1906 res-
pectively, ui each occasion the attendance was large and included repre-
sentatives from the west and south. Jhe early history of the family was
veil brought out in the addresses delivered, and on each occasion special
honor was paid to the memory of athaniel 3 Searl, one of the founders of
Southampton.

At the second reunion it was proposed that a suitable monument be
erected to the memory of 1 athaniel Searl, and a subscription list was started
by Lumen 8. oarle of Last Chattanooga, Tennessee and seven others, for 30
each. The other names followed pledging smaller sums, and later subscript-
ions were received by mail through the efforts of rs. Orlando G. Searle of
Southampton, who had kindly volunteered to raise the necessary amount.

rhe Searle plot of ground in the Southampton Cemetery was put in good
order, and there was erected a handsome obelisk of solid granite, resting upon
a broad granite base. The name SEAR LP stands out in bold relief near the top
while on all four sides appear gracefully carved scrolls bearing the names of
athaniel, of his two wives and of his twelve children, with the dates of
birth and death of each. The inscriptions are as follows:-

On the east side, end facing the highway,

RAfSWIBL SSU0& 1686 - 1777
and his two wives
i RISC ILIA 1695 - 1746
1ARAH 1693 - 1761
On the »';orth side,

{ STHANIEL Jr. 1715 - 1801
RACHEL 1718 -

B01 1721 - 1780
I2F&2 1723 -

FRZSOILLA 1724 - 1787

JOSIAH 1725 - 1779

AARON 1727 - 1810

03! ;S 1729 - 1783

GIL 1731 - 1806

.iILDAD 1733 -

ZOPHAR 1735 - 1817

JOB 1739 - 1788

Thus stands this shaft, a splendid monument to a noble and patriarchal



On the .est side,



n the south side,



character, erected fay a few of hie loyal descendants. Thsy sere Inspired
to this graceful act by Sardls Chapman, first historian of the Family, whose
earnest and oft repeated wish it was that a bef ittinp memorial night be
erected some day to athaniel learl, founder of Southampton, end the most
conspicuous figure among the 3earl Forefathers.

The monument was completed in the spring of 1903, and shortly after-
ward a photograph of it was taken by .jr.ijexter Burlbut -His of Springfield,

ass. A half-tone, produced from this, forms the frontispiese to this
volume.



3 E A R L E GEHEAL



b ftbt. 1615 - <ngland
d Aug. 11 1641 - Springfield, .lass.
ta 'Mr. 19 1639os Springfield, ;,-<aas.
to SARAH BAULQSIK of

dau of ( Richard Bauldwin
(
b June 25 1621 - olesbury, Sng.
d Oct. 3 1690 - Korthampton, Uass

She m (2) Apr. 28 1642 - Springfield. ;aas.
to Alexander 1 dwarda of Springfield
b
d Sept. 4 1690 - ; orthampton , asc.

Child;- (SEARL) b in Springfield, ass.

I John b "ay 30 1641 d act. 3 1718

(1) m July 3 1667 iuth Jeanes

(2) a May 10 1675 ;>iary iorth

the founder of the great Family herein described , landed
at Boston, tass. in 1634, and the next spring joined an expedition of six or
eight men to found a colony on the bank of the Connecticut river. They
selected the spot where the city of Springfield now stands, made a clearing
and erected their cabins. They at once organised themselves into a town,
called agawa3, by electing officers and framing sane simple laws for their
government. John 3earl was made constable of the town and also its surveyor.
On i&rch 20 1637, at a town meeting, he with ichard verett was authorized to
lay out twenty-four acres of mowinp meadow for illiam iynchon. Bia own
home- lot was o.ll on the village plat, having a frontage of eight rods, and
was situated a little north of the present nion Depot. Hi acquired other

lands for farming iur poses; he was first taxed in 1638. The little
community grew rapidly by accessions from the east, and in 1639 he aided in
the first effort to build a meeting-house. >o scarce was money at the time

that the cash contributions besides his own amounted to only one pound
sterling; but the necessary labor was freely given, and the little house of
worship was soon erected.

John 3earl was married the same year. 1639. but he did not long
survive. lis death, which was the first in the settlement, occurred a few
months after the birth of his son. lis had made his will in July. 1640, but
he left no record of the date or pi ce of his birth, nor of the names of his
parents of other relatives. It is a matter of tradition that he wan an

Jiglishman, like the rest of the settlers. Some writers have thought him
to have been a brother of ..ndrew dearie of uowley, or of dward ->earle of
Boston, ns all three appeared in Soston at about the same time, but no proofs



have been found of any relationship between them.

nrah auldwin Searl was a daughter of Richard auldwi;, of oleabury,
iuckinghamehire . ngland, a weaver who was the father of four first settlers
in . ee England. Fie will was datod Deo. 23 1630. e was son of ichard
and rrandsor. of ichard ; auldwir- of "Ooniege (Dundridre, fengland, who made
his will in 1 8 82-5 3. (see Baldwin Family p 991). Sarah was under eight-
een years of ape when married, and became a widow before she was twenty. he
succeeded to her husband's property at his death, and the following year. pr.
28 1642. s' e married lesandcr dwarfs who had arrived Area ngland two years
before. 'e was a proprietor and tovm officer In 1643. I'e remained in
.gawBTj until 1656 and then removed to * on o tuck lantatio ? non orthampton ,

ass. ) as a first settler, and lived there thirty-five years. fto died Sept.
4 1690. By his will, dated August 30 1590, he made bequests to his sons,
Samuel, Benjamin, and i athaniel, to his daughters, Mary i ield, and
Elizabeth Clark, to Sarah ." orth and to John and Samuel Davis, and provided
that his wife was to be well cared for. The date of his death is unknown.



Joanna Searl , a sister of John 1 , was a resident of Agawem. She was
-aarried July 31 1639. to illiam varriner as his second «ifo. and had no child.
She died ebruary 7 1661; and he married, 3d. the widow of Luke Hitchcock.

illiara 'iarriner was born in sjigland about 1582, and was a resident of Lorth-
field, :iaes. where his wife, Joanna died. He died June 2 1676 in Spring-
field, .ass.



[ Foot-note J

Alexander ad wards and his brother illiam came to America
in 1640 with their mother, widow of Rev. Richard rdwards of ales who had been
a clergyman in London, 'ngland. Alexander by merria<re with Sarah Searl Bad
eight children, viz.

AH;,- ;- Samuel, b Jan 7 1642/3; Ttennah, b P'eb.13 1644; Joseph, b Jan. 8
1647; Mary, b nov.20 1649; a Dee 17 1670 John Kield of r orthampton, .ass.
son of Capt. John; Benjamin, b Apr. 24 1652; Sarah, b Sept 21 1654;
Nathaniel, b 1657; and Elizabeth, b abt. 1660. The last two were bom in
honotuck, the others in Agawam.

illiam dwards had a son, Richard, who married and settled in
Hartford, Conn, as a wealthy merchant. Richard had a son , Timothy, b May
14 1669, who became a minister at ast ftindsor, Conn, and married a daughter
of Rev. Solomon Stoddard, of .orthampton, iiass. r.he lived to be ninety-
nine years old. They had ten daughters and only one son. Timothy was
graduated froa Harvard in 1691, taking two degrees the same day; was ordained
at East Vindaor in 1694, and served the church all his life, having no
assistant till he was eighty-six years old. He died in 17b8 aged eighty-
nine years. t'ie only so(., -

Rev. Jonathan !. dwards, b at ast indsor Oct 5 1703, d at Princeton
I .J. arch 22 1758; entered Yale 1716, graduated 1720, tutor in Yale 1723-26;
ordained at Northampton, Feb 15 1727, dismiesed June 1750; missionary to
Indians at itockbr idge , ass, 1751; president-elect of Princeton college
1757, took the office January 1758, died two months later. Re was a
renowned scholar and wrote many valuable theological works. Fe married July



28 1727, Sarah, daughter of Rev.Pierrepont, of low "oven, and had a son,-
ev. -?onethan dwards,jr. D.D., b Northampton, ay 26 174S, died
at Schenectady, .Y. August 1 1801; graduated, ; rinceton, 1765; licenced
to preach 1776, ordained at *hite ffeven, Conn. 1779; resigned 179a;
pastor at Oolebrook, onn., 1796 to 1799; president of Union College, Hay 1799
to August 1801. e received his degree of D.D. in 1785.



2 JOHN* 8EARL ( John' )



b

d

O) a



(2)



Oct.

•July
to



30 164 los - Springfield, ass.
3 1716 - Paseoarauck, ass.
3 1667 - Northampton, aas.
RUTH JBAHE9 of
dau. of ( William Jeanes

( lary
?eb. 15 1650 - lew "aven, Conn.
ov. 20 1672 - Northampton, ns»



■lay 30 1675 - Northampton . '.ass.
to MART NORTH of

dau. of ( John North
(
b 1643 -Faraington, Conn.

d Mar. 5 1726 - or t heap ton, Mass.



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fa



iv Huth



b orthaapton

Mar 25 1668 died at birth
mr 11 1669 d BW 23 1669
tag 6 1670 d May 13 1704

a Apr 5 1694 Abigail Pooeroy
fcov 20 1672 died same day



jf j_2



b Feb 12 1676 d f,w 5 1728

a abt 1717 ,ary Mansfield
b Jan 9 1678 d Mar. 24 172) una.
b July 9 1680

a 1709 iartha

b Dec 17 1601

a Nov 13 1707 Jonathan Gillet
b Feb 28 1684

a Thomas Stebbine,jr«

4 x Nathaniel b 'ay 3 1686 d June 26 1777

(1) a ?ept 24 1713 Priscillr

(2) a abt 1748 Barah
xl Iyd?a b Aug 22 1688

a 1721 .benezer King



vi
vii



viii Ruth
ix Sarah



(*p)



John 3earl was bom at Agawaa(now Bprinpfield; and remained there
until he was fourteen years of age when he removed with his aother and step-
father, lexander :.dwards, to I.onotuck Plantation (now -. orthaapton ) , where he
was aarried, and where all hie children were born. *'e took the oath of
allegiance at I orthaapton, Feb 8 1676, and waa made freeman there, ay 30 1690,
Re signed a petition of citizens to the Governor and council of Boston, ,ot4
1668, and another petition to the General Court of ceoachusetts, held at
Boston, tfay 31 1671. In 17)0 he removed to Pascoauck (now asthaaptonj with
the first settlers of that place, and occupied ;ot : o.l5, where he spent the
remainder of his days. He passed safely through the massacre of 1704, and
died in 1718 in his seventy-eighth year.



Huth (Jeans) Bear I his first wife, was a daughter of illiaa Jeanes
a native of s?ex, Cngland, who landed in Boston in 1637, and who sailed for
?e* Haven, Conn, a few months later, and resided thero for nineteer. years.
He then removed to l orthampton, Mass. a new settlement at that time, where
he served as teacher and church elder, gave bible lessons and was a recorder
of town lands, In 1673 he removed thirty miles to orthfield, and, arriv-
ing on the firnt unday in June, he preached, under an oak tree, the first
sermon ever delivered in that town. Huth was married in her eighteenth
year and had four children, only one of whoa survived infancy. She died
in her twenty-fourth year, et the birth of her fourth child.



ary (-orth) 3earl the second wife of John 2 "earl, was the oldest
daughter of John : orth, an eerly settler of Parnington, uonn., probably he
who came in the Lusan and £llen" to Boston in 1635 at the age of twenty, fie
was made freeman of Connecticut in 1657. ary had a twin brother, ..-atauel,
also a brother Joseph and a sister, .rs. Sarah oodruff. The estate of her
father. John I orth, was inventoried Job 12 1631/2, at £224, lis; of which
she received £27, 18s. Two of her daughters married and^resided In West-
field, -Mass. One account states that hsr daughter, RwUr 3 , serried Jonathan
Kellogg of eatfield.



vii. Lbenezer" '"■earl was married and in 1709 was among the first settlers
of Coventry, onn. which was so names in 1711. !*is first wife, artha, died
there ov 7 1756. In his twenty-third year he figures among those who
captured plunder from the enemy in the fight on Deerfield ieadows, ass. the
Inst of February, 1703. The powderhom carried by him on that occasion is
among the relics deposited in eaorial Hall at Deerfield. He seem to have
been a stubborn mam with a violent temper. In the Colonial ecords for 1724,
p. 445, we find;-

"Jbenezer earl, informed against by dep'y Oherriff of co. of Hartford, that
he did in Jay resist with guns and pitchforks and would not suffer dep. sff. to
levey execution upon the lands near south bounds of Tp. of Coventry, threat-
ening him with death, • said Ebsn r Searl being examined and found guilty. It
is therefore ordered that he answer to the superior court of 'artford the 28th
inst, and be bound for his recognizance in the sua of forty pounds money with
one or two sureties 11 .



Lbenezer 4 Searl, hie son ■ July 20 1741, True love Brown, and had a
son : liaha 5 3earl, b larch 6 1743, who m July 12 1766, .suba Gales, all of
Coventry, Conn. Beyond these there is no record in this line. . benezer 4
Searl served as private from April 1? to I ov 22 1758, in the 12th Co. 3d Regt.
Captain John Denison, of J-tonington, Conn.



viii "mth " J t "earl ) Gl llet , wife of Jonathan, had a son Jonathan, b July 26
1708

ix fluoaas tebblns.jr . was b at orthampton, Apr. 2 1698, and died there
without child, une 25 1752. He was a son of Ihoons iizabeth (.right) Gtebbins.

xi Ebenezer King was of estfield.



JOHN 3 3EARL (t -John 2 , John 1 )



b Aug 6 1670 - Northampton, 4aee.
d May 15 1704 - Paecosrouck, ./.ass.
m Apr 5 1694 - Northampton, Mass,
to A3I3AIL POBHWI of
dau. of ( Caleb Pomeroy
( Hepzibah Baker
b Oet 26 1671 - I orthampton, Mass.
d

Children;- (9 'ASth} b Northampton, llaae.

5 i :ilaha 4 b feb 4 1695 d abt. 1777

a abt . 1730 ebecca

ii Joseph b 1696

a

iii Abigail b Augl6 1698 d lay 13 1704

iv John b Aug 9 1700 d Usy 13 1704

v Caleb b iiov 7 1702 d Bay 13 1704

6 i' Submit b Hept 17 1704 d

a Iiov 1732 ,lohn '1. Clark

Easthamptan, iaae.

John" Qearl lived in 1 orthampton until 1700 and then moved about
three miles south to Pascomauck (now Easthampton ) at the north end of ^ount
Tom and settled there, occupying- ot B o.. 20 . Four years later, on .ay 13 1704
the place was attacked by Indiana with a terrible slaughter, in which John*-
lost his life and three of his children were murdered, while his wife and
eldest son were taken captive and carried southward toward eetfield. The
Indiana ware pursued next day, whereupon they killed most of their captives
that they might make more rapid flight. rs. 3earl was struck with a tomahawk
and left for dead, but a silver hairpin which she wore saved her life. Though
she was severly wounded, she was rescued, and revived. The boy, lisha,
remained a prisoner unharmed, with the Indians. i'he following eptember rs.
3earl gave birth to John's posthumous daughter, and gave her the suggestive
name of Sufeait. After the massacre the little settlement was utterly forsaken
for eleven years, the survivors returning to i orthampton. There in 1707 rs.
Pearl was married to Nathaniel Alexander. Some years later they settled or;
her land of thirty acres in .-ascommuck and lived to a pood old age. The date
of her death is not known, but she was living in 1732, and survived her second
husband.

An elaborate account of the massacre may be found in the "Janes Family"
history, nine members of that family having lost their lives at that time.

ii. It is not known whom Joseph Searl married, but among the families
recorded as settled in Pascommuck in 1760 are those of Joseph ^earl and lisha
Searl.



JAUES 3 SEAR! ( 2, John'-, John 1 )

b Feb 12 1676 - orthampton, '.ass.
d i.'ov 5 1728 - nortbaspton, Uses.
ei 1717 - 'Tindsor, Conn.
to MARY of

dau. of ( John Mansfield
( Sarah Phelps
b - indoor, Conn,

d 1765 - Northampton, I



Children;- IJ.I.) b ".orthampton, lass,
i tlary b eb 3 1718

o Nov 25 1762 Jphrain Parsons
il mice b Aug 19 1719

m 1739 Daniel Lee
6a iii John 4 b Wy 14 1721 d July 5 1787

ept 8 1762 Mehetable lunbar
iv Isaac b June 2 1723 unrw
v James b Oct 26 1726



James' Hoarl p farmer, remained In orthampton when his father
removed to ^scoamuek in 1700; he lived upon the estate left him by his
father. Bi did not marry until he was forty-one - a year before his father's
death - and he died eleven years later, aged fifty-two. hile possessing a
reasonable amount of land he was able to make sore thar. a scanty living from
it, owing to Vis poor health. In his last illness and in connection with
his burial his family received aid from the town in small amounts, as shown by
the treasurer's papers. n inventory of the rea' estate, taken the following
year, showed a total valuation of 250 pounds sterling, which was disposed of
according to his will. Fis widow received the home with half an acre adjoin-
ing, besides two acren of pasture land, one acre of meadow, and two acres
forcing one-half of a home lot on "Pancake hill". His son John 4 received the
remainder of the pasture, (six acres , and a portion nire rods wide of the out-
lands in the long Division. . 11 the remainder of his property was divided
equally between the other sons, Issacf and James 4 . riis two daughters were
not mentionc' in the will. The actual division of the property, was not
made until 1740, nor recorded until 1743, when John 4 became of age. John 4
sold his portion in the Long Division and applied the proceeds toward his
education .

'ary '.. ansfleld) 3earl came froa indsor, on-:, where her parents
lived nd di^d. :he will of her parents, dated february 1 1726/7, and proved
.December 5 1727, left To our daughter, ary "earles, wife of James earles
of orth "ampton, 25 pounds besides what she has already received'. The
variation in the spelling was duo, no doubt, to some clerk unfamiliar with


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