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6x6 ; the Col. John Williams graveyard,
483 ; the Seth Pratt Cemetery, 484 ; the
Central Cemetery, 485, 615; the Oliver
Howard burying-ground, 486; the Wilbur
graveyard, 487 ; the Keith graveyard on the
Bay road, 488,616; the William Dean Ceme-
tery, 488 ; the Dr. Edward Dean Cemetery,
4S9, 61 5 ; the Elijah Copeland graveyard, 491 ;
the Nehemiah Howard graveyard, 492; the
Capt. Jedediah Willis graveyard, 492; the
Asa Newcomb graveyard, 492 ; the Asaph
Howard graveyard, 493 : the Apollos Clark
burying-ground, 493 ; the Record Cemetery,
494; the John Selee Cemetery, 494, 616; the
Silas Phillips graveyard, 495, 616; the Alms-
house burying-ground, 496; the Furnace
Village Cemetery, 496, 615; the Fasten
Cemetery, 497, 614 ; the Roman Catholic
Cemetery, 499, 614 ; the Village Cemetery,
500, 615: abandoned graveyards, 501 ; pro-
posed remedy for unmarked and neglected
graves, 504 ; names of soldiers buried in the
town cemeteries, 614-616.

Burr, David Barton, 702.

Burr, Capt. Ephraim, 1S4, 227, 282, 292, 514 ;
brief sketch of his military career, 250, 510.

Burr, John, 250.

Burr, Jonathan, 224.

Burr, Joshua, 23S.

Burr, Mrs. Nabby, 671.

Burr, Rufus, 239.

Burr, Seth, 219, 225, 298.

Burr, Simeon, 213, 235, and note.

Burr, Susan Harriet, 702.

Burr, Sylvanus, 239.

Burrell, Daniel W., 529, 565, 609, 612, 613.

Burroughs, Stephen, 198.

Burt, Alexander, 220.

Burt, Daniel, 312, 313.

Burt, Eustis E., 524, 541, 565.

Burt, James, 20.

Burt, Richard, 20.

Burt, Samuel, 228.

Butler, Gen. B. F., 558, 631. 635, 636, 647,
658.

Butler, Thomas, 292, 507.

Butler, William, 292.



Cahill, Mrs. Margaret, 670.
Calkins, Oscar, 613.
Callahan, Dennis, 613.
Cameron, John, 220, 235, 237.



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INDEX.



Campbell, Rev. Archibald, 435 ; called by the
church of Christ at Easton, 190 ; his accept-
ance and ordination, 191 ; brief sketch of his
parentage, birth, and education, 191-193;
reorganizes the Easton Church, 193 ; his
difficulties begin, 194; his unhappy family
relations, 195 ; slanderous charges preferred
against him, 195 ; requests and obtains his
dismissal with a recommendation, 196, 197 ;
his later ministry in Charlton, 197; further
domestic trouble and disgrace, 198; extract
from one of his sermons, 199-202 ; his expe-
riences subsequent to dismissal from Charl-
ton, 202, 203 ; his children, 203 ; " The Vale
of Tears," quoted. 205.

Campbell, Archibald, Jr., 198, 204, 232, 233.

Campbell, Barnard, 203.

Campbell, Ebenezer, 507.

Campbell, Esther Fairchild, 192.

Campbell, Hannah Barnard, 193.

Campbell, Rev. John, 192.

Campbell, Susanna, 203.

Campbell, Capt. William, 202.

Capen, Edward, 312, 313, 599.

Capen, Lemuel, 527, 544, 565.

Card, James S., 613.

Carpenter, Col. Thomas, 224, 228, 230, 232.

Carr, Mrs. Amity, 669.

Carr, Caleb, 189, 391, 501.

Carr, Caleb, Jr., 189, 391.

Carr, Mrs. Chloe, 669.

Carr, C. B., 621.

Carr, Rev. Eseck, called by the Baptist Society
at Easton, 183; is drafted, but claims ex-
emption from military duty, 186 ; his death,
189; removal of his remains, 501, 502.

Carr, F. H., 621.

Carr, Henry, 605.

Carr, John, 502.

Carr, Lieut. John, 512.

Carr, Lydia Grinnell, 186.

Carr, Tiley, 502.

Carroll, Rev. Thomas F., 414.

Carver, John, 42.

Cary, Joshua, 230.

Caswell, Thomas, 20.

Census Statistics : table showing the rate of in-
crease of population in Easton since 1765,
664 ; proportion of male and female popula-
tion, 665 ; ages of boys and girls, 665 ; con-
jugal condition of Easton inhabitants, 666 ;
statistics of nationality, 666 ; of parentage,
667 ; statistics of longevity, with names of
the oldest living inhabitants of Easton, 668-
672; list of voters in Easton in 1749, 672,
673 ; statistical table of polls, houses, ani-
mals, etc., 673-675 ; town valuations, 675 ;
statistics of industries since 1S37, arranged
mainly by decades, 676-682 ; farm-produce,
682.



Chaffin, Rebecca Bagley, 411.

Chaffin, Rev. William L., 377, 379, 386, 411,
612, 613, 616.

Chamberlain, Edwin M., 635.

Chamberlain, Rev. J. T., 324.

Chambers, Philip, 227, 235.

Chambre, Rev. St. John, 750.

Chandler, Roger, 22.

Chapin, Ebenezer, 369.

Chapin, Rev. F. P., 36S.

Chapin, Margaret Macfarlane, 369.

Chapin, N., 315.

Chapin, Sarah, 369.

Chapin, Sarah Wallace, 369.

Cheever, Tracy P., 610.

Chipman, Jacob, 669.

Church and Parish distinguished, 94.

Churchill, Ephraim, 317, 322,

Churchill, Jabez, 2S5.

Churchill, Josiah, 2S5, 673.

Churchill, Philley, 316, 317.

Churchill, Samuel, 163, 507.

Churches in North Easton : Methodist Pro-
testant Society, 403-405 ; Methodist Epis-
copal Society, 405-40S ; origin of Unity
Church, 409-412 ; the Church of the Imma-
culate Conception, 413, 414 ; the Swedish
Church, 414; the Adventists, 415 ; denomi-
national statistics, 415 ; statistics of church
attendance, 416-418.

Civil War, The : early response of Massa-
chusetts to the call for troops, 521 ; Eas-
ton's representation in the Fourth Mass.
Regiment, 522 ; the second enlistment from
Easton in the Second Mass., 523 ; third en-
listment in Seventh Mass., 524, 525 ; other
enlistments from Easton during the first
year, 525 ; early town action taken in regard
to the war, 528 ; Easton volunteers in 1862,
and their service, 528-533 ; town action in

1862 to encourage enlistments, 533 ; enlist-
ments and service of Easton men in 1863,
534; the drafts in 1863-1864 and Easton's
ready response, 538 ; canvass of the town in

1863 for subscriptions, 539; town action in
1863, 540 ; enlistments and service of Easton
men in 1S64, 540-547 ; town action in 1864,
547 ; the end of the war, 547 ; return home
of the Easton volunteers, 548-550; Easton's
representation in the navy, 550 ; town action
in 1865, 551 ; deserters or shirkers, 552-554 ;
the women of Easton during the war, 554 ;
summary of enlistments for Easton, 555 ;
brief sketches of Majors Robert Dollard and
John Fitzpatrick, 556-564 ; alphabetical list
of Easton soldiers, 564-583.

Claflin, William, 635.
Clapp, Capt. Abiel, 116, 224.
Clapp, Mrs. Esther, 672.
Clapp, Fred, 498.



INDEX.



809



Clapp, J. F.,499,

Clapp, Stephen, 232, 233.

Clapp, Thomas. 240.

Clapp, Tyler F., 498, 530, 546, 565, 614.

Clark, Apollos, 493, 300.

Clark, C. J., 620.

Clark, Eleazar, 4S4.

Clark, Daniel, 10, 156, 307.

Clark, Luther H., 612, 613.

Clark, Samuel, 281.

Clark, Samuel R., 457, 629.

Clark, Susan, 4S4.

Clarke, David, 212, 232.

Clarke, Eleazer B., 614 and note. '

Clarke, Rev. James Freeman, 523, 410.

Clarke, Lemuel, 307.

Clarke, Dr. Luther, 721.

Clarke, Rev. Pitt, 343.

Clarke, Capt. Samuel, 162.

Clay, Henry, 628, 629.

Clements, W. H., 620.

Clifford, Arthur, 614.

Clifford, John H., 630, 634

Clifford, Robert, 522, 565.

Closson, D. B., 605.

Clough, Rev. John B., 329

Coates, Ezra, 748.

Cobb, Alanson, 311.

Cobb, John, 20, 22.

Cobb, Lieut. Morgan, log

Cobb, Rufus, 228.

Cobbett, William E., 613.

Cochran, John, 228.

Coffin, Deborah, 410.

Coffin, J. C, 85.

Coffin, William B., 410.

Cogswell, Abigail Parker, 720.

Cogswell, Catherine Brown, 720.

Cogswell, Mrs. Catherine B. Brown, 721.

Cogswell, Dr. Charles Hale, brief biographical
sketch of, 720, 721.

Cogswell, Francis, 634.

Cogswell, Dr. George B., 377, 515, 527, 531,
544, 566, 609, 610, 611, 613, 616, 619,
620, 663, 689 ; brief biographical sketch of,
720.

Coke, Rev. Thomas, 314.

Colburn, Rev. M. F., 333.

Cole, Benjamin, 168,

Cole, Capt. Joseph, 228.

Cole, William, 228.

Cole, William E., 526, 537, 566, 613.

College Graduates : brief sketches of those
not in professional life, 752-758 ; Hon. F. L.
Ames, 752-754 ; Oliver -Ames, 2d, 754 ;
Charles R. Ballard, 754 ; Maitland C. Lam-
prey, 754, 755 ; Edwin Howard Lothrop,
756 ; Commander George Francis Faxon
Wilde, 756-758.

Collins, Mr,, 43.



Colonists, the French and English, their hos-
tility towards each other, 158 ; their injustice
towards the Indians, 159.

Colwell, John, 227.

Cook, Francis, 260.

Cook, Gamaliel, 229.

Cooke, Charles F., 613.

Cooper, Timothy, early settler in Easton prior
to incorporation, 8, 12, 15, 45, 46, 48, 84, 87,
276, 280, 297.

Conant, Nathan, 227, 235.

Conant, Roger, 211.

Coney, Lieut. Samuel, 13. 288, 641, 642.

Conking, Fortune, 219 and note^ 221.

Conlan, Patrick, 545, 549, 566, 613.

Conlin, James, 671.

Conlin, Rev. James W., 715.

Connell, D. J., 609.

Connell, John, 614.

Conroy, Patrick, 614.

Conway, Thomas, 531, 566.

Copeland, Delia Howard, 721.

Copeland, Elijah, 194, 221, 22S, 233, 238, 491.

Copeland, George, 644, 646, 663.

Copeland, Hiram, 587, 660.

Copeland, Hiram W., 550, 566.

Copeland, Horatio, 311,643, 663, 721.

Copeland, Dr. Horatio Franklin, 566; brief
biographical sketch of, 721.

Copeland, Joseph, 749.

Copeland, Josiah, 2S4, 288, 337, 512, 587, 589,
643, 670.

Copeland, Lucy .Ann, 749.

Copeland, Lurana Copeland, 660.

Copeland, Martin, 30S, 491.

Copeland, Mrs. Rhoda, 491, 669,

Copeland, Mrs. Susanna, 670.

Cordner, Samuel, 670.

Cordner, Mrs. Tamar, 671.

Cornipsus (River and Hill), 9.

Costello, Patrick, 622.

Cotter, Edward A., 614.

Cotter, Timothy, 545, 566.

Couch, Colonel, 524.

Cox, Thomas, 613.

Coye, Rev. Nehemiah, 319.

Crane, Benjamin, 80.

Crane, Joshua E., 60, 69.

Crane, Dr. Silas Axtell, 69.

Crimes and Penalties in Easton in olden times,
423-432.

Crocker, Lieut. Charles .\., 544, 549, 566.

Crockett, L. B., 610, 620, 621.

Crockett, Major, 526, 537, 566, 615.

Crockett, Mrs. Sally, 672.

Crockett, William, 523, 526, 537, 543, 548, 566,
612, 613.

Crooker, H., 4S2.

Grossman, Abigail, 797.

Grossman, Alpha, 374.



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INDEX.



Grossman, Benjamin, 232.

Grossman, Daniel, 232.

Grossman, Joseph, early settler in Easton prior
to incorporation, 48, 52, 57, 98, 106, 193,
384, 463. 473^ 5°7, 641, 673, 796, 798.

Grossman, Joseph, Jr., 796, 799.

Grossman, Mary, 797.

Grossman, Robert, 20.

Grossman, Seth, 234.

Grossman, William, 219.

Grosswell, Benjamin, 218, 225.

Growninshield, Benjamin W., 633.

Gunningham, Martin, 526, 530, 566.

Curtis, Gapt. Galvin, 214, 229.

Gushing, Caleb, 634.

Gushing, William, 632.

Cushman, Samuel, 312.

Cutler, Rev. Dr. Manassah, 254 7iote ; e.vtract
from his diary, 255.

Cutler, Rev. Samuel, 320.



D.



Daggett, Hon. Ebenezer, 638, 646.

Daggett, Col. John, 221, 227, 228, 249.

Daggett, Hon. John, 31, note.

Dahlborg, Charles, 414.

Dailey, Daniel, 219, 224, 239, 507.

Dailey, Daniel, Jr., 235,

Dailey, Daniel M., 2, 52.

Dailey, David, 220.

Dailey, Henry, 377.

Dailey, John, 17, 36; early settler in Easton

prior to incorporation, 47, 57, 74, 84, 91,

III, 112, 212, 218, 276, 280, 29S, 299, 435,

440, 473, 641, 642, 673.
Dailey, Ensign John, 508.
Dailey, Lewis, 299.
Dailey, Mary, 57, 796.
Dailey, Nezer, 235.
Dailey, Mrs. Ruth, 4S6, 66g.
Dailey, Mrs. Sarah, 671.
Dailey, Wade, 311, t^-^t, 486, 630, 643, 646,

671.
Dana, N. B., 609.
Dane, Rev. Francis, 324'.
Darling, Lucius, 498.
Darling, Theodore, 613.
Davidson, Thomas F., 385, 661.
Davidson, William, 586.
Davis, Sergt. George H., 499, 523, 526, 537,

543, 548, 5'^6, 614.
Davis, George K., 610, 620.
Davis, Isaac, 634, 635.
Davis, Rev. J. S., 40S.
Davis, John, 625, 628, 633, 634.
Davis, Gapt. John, 755.
Davis, Richard M., 545, 549, 566.
Davis, Hon. William Morton, 748.



Day, Mrs. Dorcas, 671.

Da)', Gapt. Henry, 512, 514.

Day, Oliver A., 292, 470, 603.

Day, Rev. S. Hamilton, 332.

Dean, Alice, 20.

Dean, Anne Hayward, 722.

Dean, Gapt. Barzillai, 495, 498, 510, 514, 590.

Dean, Benjamin, 40.

Dean, Benjamin, Jr., 163.

Dean, Charles, 312, 721.

Dean, Charlotte, 723.

Dean, Cynthia B., 489.

Dean, Mrs. Deborah, 670.

Dean, Gapt. Ebenezer, 163, 225.

Dean, Dr. Edgar Everett, brief biographical

sketch of, 721, 725.
Dean, Dr. Edward, brief biographical sketch

of, 436, 456, 4S9, 491, 722.
Dean, Edward W., 591.
Dean, Gapt. Edward W., 510, 514.
Dean, Elisha, 221, 670.
Dean, Elizabeth Holmes, 722.
Dean, Elizabeth Nicholson, 143.
Dean, Fidelia, 723.
Dean, Hannah, 796, 799.
Dean, Hannah Hayward, 722.
Dean, Helen Amanda Packard, 722-,
Dean, Ichabod, 529, 567.
Dean, Isaac, 163, 238.
Dean, Israel, 20.

Dean, J. O., 97, 271;, 369, 386, 590, 696.
Dean, James, 13, 118, 120, 126, 144, 150, 15;,

193, 281, 2S6, 287, 289, 374, 375, 435, 436,

508, 591, 642, 670, 673, 722, 795, 798.
Dean, Dr. James B., brief biographical sketch

of, 722.
Dean, Joanna Williams, 722.
Dean, Josiah, 286.
Dean, Kate, 437.
Dean, Katharine, 47.
Dean, Mrs. Keziah, 489, 670.
Dean, Lydia Wilbur, 721.
Dean, Mrs. Mary, 669.
Dean, Nathan, 143.
Dean, Rev. Paul, 361, 385, 610.
Dean, Polly, 722.
Dean, T. H., 275, 590, 607, 690.
Dean, Thomas, 47, 160.
Dean, Walter, 20.
Dean, William, 488, 489.
Dean, William A., 567.
Deane, Mrs. Annie D., 698.
Deans, Ghas. Henry, brief biographical sketch

of, 723, 742.
Deans, Elijah, 722.
Deans, Elizabeth, 723.
Deans, George DeWolf, 743.
Deans, George Wheaton, brief biographical

sketch of, 723, 742.
Deans, Hannah, 490, 723,



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Deans, Hannah LeBaron Wheaton, 669, 723,

742.
Deans, Irene, 722.
Deans, Mary M. Harris, 742.
Deans, Nancy Shaw Richards, 743.
Deans, Dr. Samuel, brief biographical sketch

of, 375, 385, 490. 575> 637, 661, 722, 742.
Dearborn, Henry, 633.
DeBeauez, Baron, 240.
Delano, Henry H., 529, 567.
Delrno, Marcus F., 613.
Delopatogui, Manuel, 163.
Demmond, Martha Campbell, 203.
Demmond, William, 203.
Desilvia, William, 227, 235.
Devens, Charles, 635.
Devins, Richard, 215.
DeWitt, Messrs., 15.
Dexter, Samuel, 624, 633.
Dickerman, Charles R., 371.
Dickerman, Dr. D. S., 723.
Dickerman, Daniel, 298, 311.
Dickerman, Ebenezer, 213, 228, 232, 461.
Dickerman, Ezekiel, 607, 608.
Dickerman, Dr. Henry Lee, 515; brief bio-
graphical sketch of, 723.
Dickerman, Irving, 526, 543, 567.
Dickerman, James, 325, 332, 374, 461, 481.
Dickerman, Mrs. Joanna, 669.
Dickerman, John, 53, 178.
Dickerman, Louise Gomer, 723.
Dickerman, Nancy Webster, 723.
Dickerman, Mrs. Sally, 671.
Dickerman, Zopher, 723.
Dix, Col. Timothy, 741.
Doherty, Cornelius, 619.
Doherty, Rev. William T., 715.
Dollard, Mrs. Caroline Dunn, 559.
Dollard, Mary (Colye), 556.
Dollard, Major Robert, 514,515, 523, 526,530,

543, 567 ; his parentage and early life, 556?

his military service, 557-559; his home and

occupation since the war, 559.
Dollard, Thomas, 556.
Donahue, Thomas, 613.
Donovan, Mrs. Ann, 672,
Donovan, Daniel, 524, 542, 567, 614^
Donovan, James, 551, 567, 613-
Dorgan, Patrick, 613.
Doty, Col. Thomas, 163, 168.
Dow, Lorenzo, Methodist pioneer preacher irt

Easton, 316-318.
Dowden, Rev. William H., 36S, 616.
Downe, Moses, 213.
Downing, Deborah, 66g.
Downing, Warner, 308, 313.
Drake, Abiali, 166.
Drake, Abial, 163, 169, 507, 672,
Drake, Abner, Jr., 607, 608.
Drake, Abraham, 796.



Drake, Adam, 228, 234, 669.

Drake, Alvin, 449.

Drake, A. L., 585.

Drake, Capt. Bartholomew, 374, 509, 514.

Drake, Benjamin, early settler in Easton prior

to incorporation, 17, 42, 44, 45, 56, 74, 84,

90, 91 , III, 112, 22S, 2S2, 636, 64 1 , 642, 673,

796, 798.
Drake, Benjamin, Jr., early settler in Easton

prior to incorporation, 36, 42, 45, 52, 74, 120,

164, 166, 16S, 170, 212, 220, 232, 233, 746,

798.
Drake, Benjamin, 3d, 220, 507.
Drake, Mrs. Bethia, 672.
Drake, Bethuel, 710.
Drake, Mrs. Bethuel, 485.
Drake, Caroline Torrey, 497, 659.
Drake, Mrs. Charity, 672.
Drake, Clement, 211, 213, 224, 230, 233.
Drake, Cynthia, 902.
Drake, Ebenezer, 281.
Drake, Edward, 232, 300.
Drake, Edward, Jr., 299.
Drake, Elijah, 30S, 309.
Drake, Elizabeth, 52, 796, 799.
Drake, Ellen M.,660.
Drake, Ephraim, 507.
Drake, Ephraim, Jr., 232.
Drake, Francis, 221, 497, 525, 536, 567.
Drake, George H., 537, 567, 613.
Drake, George Washington, 490, 670.
Drake, Hannah, 669.
Drake, Mrs. Hannah, 42, 484, 670, 672.
Drake, Hezekiah, 159, 160, 169, 211, 213, 22S,

232, 294, 507.
Drake, Hiram P., 490.
Drake, Isaac, 312.
Drake, James, 374.
Drake, Jason G., 724.
Drake, Dr. Jason Williams, brief biographical

sketch of, 724.
Drake, Mrs. Jemima, 671.
Drake, Joel, 335, 357, 643.
Drake, Joel S., 250, 601, 60S, 641, 644, 690.
Drake, Jonah, 211, 214, 223, 227, 232, 235, 240,

766.
Drake, Jonathan, 30S, 309, 4S4.
Drake, John, 42 ; early settler in Easton prior

to incorporation, 45, 74, 293, 298, 507, 796.
Drake, Mrs. John, 45.
Drake, Capt. John R., 510, 514, 727.
Drake, Joseph, early settler in Easton before

incorporation, 15, 56^ 164, 224, 239, 266, 294,

461,485, 796, 798.
Drake, Joseph, Jr,, 56, 233, 507, 641,
Drake, Joseph, 2d, 643, 670, 673.
Drake, Joseph, 3d, 163, 211, 213, 220, 294,

507.
Drake, Joseph, 4th, 507.
Drake, Labafi W., 547, 567,



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Drake, Mrs. Laban, 495.

Drake, Lewis, 592.

Drake, Lincoln, 311, 346, 357, 375, 398, 441,

496, 497, 512, 5M, 528, 540, 5S5, 58S, 607,

627, 62S, 646, 659, 661, 671.
Drake, Hon. Lincoln S , 379, 386, 631, 661 ;

brief biographical sketch of, 659, 660.
Drake, Linus W., 532, 567.
Drake, Lot, 225, 228,231, 234, 239.
Drake, Mrs. Mary, 672.
Drake, Mary W. Record, 724.
Drake, Melzar, 299.
Drake, Mercy, 796.
Drake, Millicent, 42.
Drake, Nathan, 2S2.
Drake, Noah, 211, 213, 224, 233.
Drake, Oliver, 239.
Drake, Phebe J. Keith, 724.
Drake, Prudence, 797.
Drake, Rachel Smith, 766.
Drake, Reuben, 311.
Drake, Richard, 300, 508, 673.
Drake, Robert, 220, 227, 507, 673.
Drake, Robert, Jr., 232, 264.
Drake, Mrs. Sally, 672.
Drake, Samuel, 107, 162, 164, 170, 796.
Drake, Mrs. Sarah, 672, 797, 799.
Drake, Sarah L., 660.
Drake, Seth, 214.

Drake, Lieut. Simeon, 308, 374, 510.
Drake, Mrs. Susanna, 670.
Drake, Tamar, 796.
Drake, Thomas, one of the early settlers prior

to 1696, 36, 42-45, 74.
Drake, Thomas, 2d, 120, 164, 166, 168, 170,
212, 220, 232, 233,234, 241, 318, 480,481,

507, (>73^ 796, 798.
Drake, Thomas B., 374.
Drake, Timothy, 239.
Drake, Tisdale F., 547, 567.
Drake, Titus, 669.
Drake, Warren, 669.
Drake, Willard, 527, 614 and 7iote.
Drake, William, 233, 669.
Drake, Zachariah, 211, 221, 233.
Drake, Zenas, 311.
Dreese, Rev. Charles W., 40S.
Drew, Dennison S., 526, 567, 615.
Drew, Henry T., 526, 536, 567.
Drew, John, Jr., 30S, 312, 796.
Drew, Levi, 303.
Drew, W. B., 604.
Drury, Mrs. Hannah W., 698.
Dudley, Rev. Mr., 361.
Duffield, D. Bethune, 744 note, 745.
Duffy, John, 523, 529, 535, 56S.
Duffy, Thomas, 524, 52S, 568.
Dummer, William, 8i, 83, 86.
Dunbar, Bravo C, 5S6.
Dunbar, Charles T,, 493.



Dunbar, David, 133, 211, 213, 220, 228, 233,

239-
Dunbar, Francis, 449.
Dunbar, Mrs. Hannah, 493, 670.
Dunbar, Jesse, 488.
Dunbar, John, 211.
Dunbar, Capt. Josiah, 16S, 170.
Dunbar, Capt. Lemuel, 169.
Dunbar, Lucius, 613.
Dunbar, Nathaniel, 235.
Dunbar, Norman L. 536, 568.
Dunbar, Moses C, 628, 643, 670.
Dunbar, Rev. Mr., T91.
Dunbar, Seth T., 524, 542, 56S.
Dunbar, Simeon, 234.
Dunbar, Thomas, 493.
Dunbar, Thomas, Jr., 493.
Dunham, Caleb, 229.
Dunham, Rev. Elisha, 332.
Dunham, Brig. -Gen. Htnry, 608.
Dunn, Imri, 559.



E.



Easton, its present boundaries, i. Geology,
2; indications of glacial action, 3-7. Bog-
iron ore, 7. Swamps, S ; streams and ponds,
9-15 ; meadows and plains, 15, 16 ; animals,
17. Early Indian ownership of lands, 28-
32. Earliest settkrs, 39-57. Origin of the
first church, 58 ; calls William Pratt as min-
ister, 59, 60. Final incorporation as town,
Si, 82 ; origin of its name, 83 ; calls its first
town-meeting, and records of the same, S3,
84 ; calls Matthew Short, 87. First meeting-
house, 90 ; early dissatisfaction with its loca-
tion, 91. Attempted annexation of a part of
Bridgewater, 92. On the death of Mr. Short,
Mr. Belcher is called, 94 ; Solomon Prentice
is called, 102-104. Contention over the loca-
tion of the meeting-house, 108 ; petition to
the General Court in the matter, and their
order to build it at the Centre, 109, 112 ; di-
vision of the church and parish on this sub-
ject, 112; interference of the General Court,
114, 117; council of churches called by the
town party for the settlement of the difficulty,
118; a meeting-house begun by the Prentice
party, 119 ; the Prentice party holds a coun-
cil of churches which effects a temporary rec-
onciliation, 123-125 ; an unsuccessful attempt
at dividing the town, 125, 126 ; councils and
meetings for the settlement of the difficulties,
126, 127; a Presbyterian church established
by the Prentice party, 128-131. The call of
Mr. Farrar occasions further trouble between
the Presbyterians and town party, 144-146;
new appeals to the General Court, and their re-
sult, 147, 151-153; attempted adjustment of



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difficulties after the death of Mr. Farrar, 155
156 ; religion at a low ebb, 156 ; the Presby-
terians give up the contest, 157. French and
Indian War, 159-170; a place of refuge for
the French outcasts from Acadia, 171. Pop-
ular opposition to the ministerial tax, 173-
182 ; growing dissent from the established
Congregationalism, 173 ; a Baptist Society is
organized, and settles Ebenezer Steams, 177,
1 78 ; the Baptists dispute right of town to
collect from them the ministerial tax, 180-
182 ; the Baptist Society calls Eseck Carr as
its second minister, 183 ; the Society declines,
and dies, 1S7-1S9. The town church cJls
the Rev. Archibald Campbell, 190; his ac-
ceptance and ordination, 191. Excitement
over the Stamp Act, 207 ; the use of British
articles of manufacture discouraged, 207 ;
" Daughters of Liberty," 209 ; military prep-
arations, 209; minute men, 210; the Lexing-
ton Alarm, 210-212; enlistments in 1775,
210-216; enlistments in 1776, 216-222; De-
claration of Independence, 217; Rhode Isl-
and Alarm, 219; enlistments in 1777, 1778,
222-230 ; scale of prices for labor and mer-
chandise at this time, 222; later enlistments,
230-240 ; " Tiverton Alarm," 232 ; Tories,
242 ; commissioned officers, 242-257 ; Valley
Forge, 257. Return of peaceful times for
the Easton Church, 258 ; William Reed be-
comes pastor, 25S; enforcement of church
discipline, 267 ; incorporation of the parish,
267, 269; the church bell, 270; pecuniary
struggles and complications in the new parish,
270-273. Industries prior to 1800, 275-2S9.
Old town homesteads now abandoned, 290-
305. Military companies during the War of
18 1 2, and their service, 307-313 ; unfortunate
shooting of Charles Gilbert by Nathan Buck,
308-310. Beginning of Methodism, 314;
visits of Jesse Lee, 315 ; organization of the
Methodist Society and building of first Meth-
odist meeting-houses, 318; early ministers,
319 ; John Tinkham's ministry, 320-324 ;
his immediate successors, 324, 325 ; Father
Bates, 325 ; new meeting-house the occasion
of serious trouble, 326; revival meetings, 327,
329-331 ; later ministers, 327-329, 332, ^33 >
Luther Sheldon called by the First Church
and Parish, 334 ; a new church built, 337 ;
dissension in the parish over his refusal to
exchange with neighboring ministers, 339-
342 ; he is excluded from the pulpit, 343 ;
incidents of the controversy, 347-357. The
First Congregational Parish after the divi-
sion, and its successive pastors, 360-363 ; its
services discontinued, and the meeting-house
destroyed by fire, 363. Organization of the
Evangelical Congregational Society, with Mr.
Sheldon as its minister, 364 ; his successors.



367-370 ; new meeting-house built by this
Society on the destruction of the old one by
fire, 368 ; Sunday-schools connected with the
Society, 369. The development of Spiritual-
ism, 370-372. Libraries, 373-379. Early
action of the town in regard to schools, 3S0-
384 ; the school-committee system, 384 ; mem-
bers of the superintending committee since
1826, 385 ; men and women teachers, 3S6 ;
teachers' wages, 387; the High School, 387-
389 ; the town school-houses, past and pres-
ent, 389-398 ; the Oliver Ames and the Oakes
Ames funds for school purposes, 399, 400 ;
late school statistics, 401 ; private schools,
401. Churches of North Easton village, 403-
418; statistics of denominational connection
and church attendance, 415-418. Rough life
in the early pioneer days, 419; cases of church
and court discipline, 420-423 ; a notorious
gang of thieves, 423-425 ; George White,
leader of the band, 426-429 ; the bank-robber
and other criminals, 429-432. Slavery in the
town, 432-437. The free use of liquor by
early inhabitants, 437-441 ; the Temperance
reform, 441. Pauperism, 443; early dispo-
sition of its poor, 445 ; establishment of an
almshouse, 44S ; its wardens, 449. Town
highways, past and present, 450-469 ; old



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