A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass.
with Family Genealogies
by John S. Barry, Boston; 1853
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
FAMILY GENEALOGIES - BARSTOW
This family is of English origin, and from the West Riding of Yorkshire, where the name still occurs. According to Whittaker's Ed. of Thoresby's Hist. of Leeds, "Edmond Barstow, Esq., J. P., for the North Riding of Yorkshire, was in 1816, possessed of Hingerskil, formerly the seat of the Hoptons, being the second husband of Ellinor Hopton, of the ancient and eminent family of Hopton of Hopton, by whom he had Edward, Thomas, Mary, Eleanor, and Henrietta. He was the son of Edward, the son of Thos. Barstow, of N.Allerton, whose da. Elizabeth, m. Darcy Conyers, Esq.; and his bro. Walter, was fa. of Mr. Jeremiah Barstow, of Leeds, who, by Alice, da. of Mr. John Douglass; of Anstrop Hall, had issue Jere., Esq., Mayor of Leeds, 1706, Michael of Wakefield, and Wm. of Leeds. The oldest son, by Elizabeth, da. of Mr. WM. Brook, of Killingbrook, had issue Jere., d. unm., Wm., and Hannah."(The above is varied slightly from the original, to embrace more facts in less compass.) We find in London, at the present date, James, and Thos. I. Barstow, Esqr's., banisters, in the Temple, who were of Yorkshire. The fa. of the latter is also a lawyer, in Yorkshire. We have likewise heard of the Rev. Francis Barstow, of Scalesboro' Park, who d. ab. 1830; of Mr. Barstow, of Green Gate House, near Leeds; and of Mr. Barstow, of Headingly, near Leeds, - a man of property.( Letter of Mr. Henry Barstow, and. communication from Rev. R. Breare.) Four brothers of this name came early to N. Eng., and settled at Cambridge, Watertown, and Dedham. These were George, Michael, John, and William. Of but two, George and William, have we been able to learn when and how they came. We find that, on the 20th Sept. 1635, William Barstow, ae. 23, and Geo., ae. 21, embarked for N. Eng., in the Truelove, John Gibbs, Master. The place from which they came is not given, but they were probably of Yorkshire. The following are the principal minutes which we have obtained of The history of these brothers.
1. George, one of the brothers, according to the M'ids'x. Prob. Rec., m. Susan, da. Thos. Marrit; had land granted him in Dedham, in 1642 (Worthington's Hist. Dedham.) was a member of the An. and Hon. Art. Co., in 1644;(Hist. An. & Hon. Art. Co. ) a householder in Scit. in 1652, and a member of the second Church;(Scit. Town and Church Recs.) and d. in Camb. 18d. 6m., 1652, his will being on file, and his estate being appraised at £85 14s. 6d.( Prob. Rec. Md.) His wid. Susan, d. at Camb. in 1654, and in the Invt. of her Est., allusion is made to a "steere and cow at Dedham, and two young heifers at Scituate," and, Thos. Marrit is called her father, and was, appointed guardian to het two eh.(Prob. Rec., Vol. 1, p. 73.) This Invt. is signed by John Bridge and Michael Barstow. The names of the ch. Were;
NOTE.—Another John, called John the 3d., m. Judith Carpenter, Feb. 18, 1756 (?) and had;
2. Michael, brother of George, was made freeman of Mass. Mar. 3, 1635-6, and possessed in Wat., as per Rec., " 1. a homestead of 14 acs. 2. 2 acs. of meadow at beere brook. 3.-2 acs. of meadow in Plain Meadow. 4. -7 acs. of Plowland, being the 10th lot in the further plain. 5.-7 acs. of meadow, being the 10th lot in the remote meadow. 6.-12 acs. of upland beyond the further plain, being the 29th lot. 7. -a Farm of 129 acs. of upland, in the 5th division, and 8.-50 acs. of land, being a great dividend in the 4th div. and 9th lot." He was a man of note in the hist of the town, his name often occurring on its records, and he being Selectman in 1652, Rep. in 1653, and often on the Jury of trials. (Middlesex Court Files, passin.) From the disposition made of his property, we infor(sic) that he left no family. He was prob. m. and his w. Grace, d. July 20, 1671, 3 years before his own decease. No ch. are named. His will is dated June 23, 1674, and in it, he gives legacies to Rev. Jno. Sherman, of Wat.; to the Church of Christ in Wat.; and to Dea. Thos. Hastings, and Dea. Henry Bright, whom he names as his executors. The bulk of his property was disposed of as follows: " To Hannah Barstow, alias Prince, one great bible, and the debt due to me in my booke, which her first husband, Wm. Barstow was indebted, &c.; to Elizabeth, w. of Wm. Randall, of Mt., £5; the same to Susan, w. of Wm. Perry, of Mfd.; to Michael, son of John Barstow, deceased, a lot of upland, &e. in Wat.; and to John and Jeremiah, ch. of the aforesaid John Barstow, decs'd., to ea. £15. The rest of the est., after paying debts, &c. to be divided into 10 shares, 2 of wh. parts or shares were given to the ch. of his bro. Geo. B. decs'd., and 8 to the eh. of his bro. Wm. decs'd." His est. was appraised at £273 18s. 3d.(Mid. Prob. Rec. 4. 168.)
3. John, although not expressly called so, was, we have no doubt, bro. of George and Michael, and resided in Camb., where he died in 1657, the Inv. of his Est. being entered the 20 d. 12 mo. 1657,( Mid. Prob. Rec. 1, 143.) and consisting chiefly of farming utensils. In this Inv., mention is made of a widow, who appeared before the governor, Feb. 25, 1657-8 and testified to that being a true Inv. of the Est. of her hush. &c. As no will exists, we find no ch. maned; but if he be the one alluded to in the will of Michael, above, he had 3 sons, Michael, John, and Jeremiah;—and if this Michael be the one who testified in the case of a complaint vs. Susanna Woodward et. al. 1671, 3, 6,( Mid. Court Rec., An. 1671.) where he is called Michael, jr., and said to be ae. ab. 17, he was b. ab. 1654. We find that John, the father, instituted a Suit vs. Ann Hibbins, Relict and Exec. of Wm. Hibbins, desc'd., in 1656, 3, 29,(Mid. Court Rec. an. 1656.) which was but about a year before his decease. The name of his wid. we have, not learned. Michael, the son, m. Rebecca Thaire or Thayer, Jan. 12, 1676, and d. Dec. 2, 1698, leaving an only da. Hannah.( Mid. Prob. Rec. Vol. 9, pp. 225-7.) He owned “a homestall containing 6 acres of upland and meadow, with a mantion house, and barn, orchards, and cyder mill, &c.." The history of the other sons,—John and Jeremiah,—is involved in a little obscurity. There was a John Barstow in Scit. in 1678, who is called by Deane a son of Wm., formerly of Dedham, and who, he says, was prob. b. in Dedham. There was also a Jeremiah in Scit., who was " killed by the Indians in 1676," and whose wid. Lydia m. Richard Standlake, 1677. This Jeremiah is also called by Deane a son of Wm. of Dedham. But is there is no actual record of the birth of such sons to Wm., we think there is room to doubt the correctness of Deane's suggestion. It is certain that John of Camb., had sons Jno. and Jere., but not certain that Wm. had such. We think it most probable, therefore, that John and Jeremiah settled in Scituate, and were sons of John, who d. at Camb., and not of Wm. of Dedham. Of their history, and descendants, we shall speak hereafter.
4. William, the fourth bro., was in Dedham in 1636, and signed the Pet’n. for the incorp'n. of that town under the name of Contentment.(Worthington's Hist. Ded.) The 16 d. 12 mo. 1642, grants of "upland ground fit for improvement with the plough," were made to him, and to his bro. George. He was a freem. in Scit. 1649, and the first settler, of whom we have record, on the present territory of H. He was prob. m. to his w. Anne, after he came to N. Eng., but we have found no record of this marriage, and cannot, therefore, give her maiden name in full. Mr. B. was a noted man in his day, as will be seen from what we have already said of him. He was also an extensive landholder, a man of high respectability, and a worthy and enterprising citizen. He d. in Scit. in 1668, ae. 56, leavifig no win, and his wid. Anne, admm. on his Est. (Col. Rec., 3, 56.) In the will of Michael, his bro., mention is made of “8 eh. of his bro. Wm." We have succeeded in learning the names and dates of birth of but 5 of these. There seem to have been but 2 sons the rest were probably daughters. Their names were;
5. John, s. John (3) is prob. the one who was a householder in Scit. in 1678. According to Deane, "a consid. tract of land was laid out to him W. of the So. Meeting house common, extending to Jordan Lane. His house was 50 rods south of the present road, and was afterwards the house of John Ruggles," &c. He m. Lydia Hatch, Jan. 16, 1678, da. of Wm. Hatch, who moved to Swansey, and had;
6. Jeremiah, s. John (3) is prob. the one who was killed by the Indians, with Capt. Michael Pierce, of Scit., at Rehoboth, in 1676. He m. Lydia-------------, and she, after his decease, m. Richard Standlake, in 1677. The ch. of Mr. B. were;
7. Joseph, s. Wm. 4, m. Susanna Lincoln of Hm., May 16, 1666, (Hm. Rec.) and d. Ap. 17, 1712, and his wid. Jan. 31, 1730, being very aged. For some acc't of his life, see p. 18. That he was an extensive landholder, is evident from the large grants made to him by the Col. Court, which embraced many hundred acres,(Hobart's Abington. pp. 18 and 19.) now lying chiefly in Abington. These grants were in the vicinity of the grants made to Cornet Stetson, with whom Mr. B. seems to have been on terms of intimate friendship, and whose will he witnessed. ch.:
8. William Barstow, s. Wm. (4) m. Sarah ---------, and is called a husbandman.(Prob. Rec., Plhm.) He occupied his father's house, and probably, also, to some extent, followed the business of ship-building. He was owner of a saw-mill, and of other property, which he bequeathed to 2 sons and 5 das., and his will bears date 1711. ch.:
NOTE. A son of Wm. bap. Nov. 7, 1680, prob. d. young.
9. Job, a John (5) sett. in Norwich, Ct., and m. Rebecca, da. Joseph and Mary Bushnell, (formerly a Saffingwell,) Mar. 2, 1707-8, she being 19 yrs. of age. He d. Sept. 14, 1767, ae. 84, and his wid., May 7, 1782, as, 94, (as per records from Ct. ) The fa. is spoken of as a man of strong intellect, sound judgment, unbending integrity, gentlemanly deportment, and manners peculiarly bland and conciliatory. His advice and counsel were often sought, and- he was eminently a peace-maker, and a healer of divisions among his neighbors and friends. The mother was also intelligent and pious. ch.:
10. Jeremiah, s. John (5) was prob. of Marlboro', Mass., and with his w. Elizabeth, (?) were members of the Church in 1704. He m. Sarah Howe, perhaps a 2d w., "ye 6 d. 10 mo., 1711," and had ch. bap. in M.,;
This is all the information I can obtain of the family.
11. Joseph, s. Joseph (7) called Capt. Joseph, on the H.. Rec., m. Mary -----------, and d., in H., July 25, 1728. The Inv. of his Est. speaks of 1/4 of a sloop; his farm of 70 acs.; the farm of 40 acs. on which Wm. Stetson lived, in Scit.; the farm of the wid. Amy Dwelly, of Scit., 24 acs.; 328 acs. called the Court Grant, between land of Dea. Stockbridge and Sam'l. Barstow; 32 acs. of cedar swamp, partly in said grant; 70 acs. joining the N. side of Elij. Cushing's farm; 45 acs. on the S. of sd. C's. farm; 6 acs. fresh meadow; 1/4 of the new forge; 5 1/2 acs. Gershom Stetson's; 6 acs. adjoining Chas. Stockbridge's; 1 1/4 acs. on the N. side of the road to Benj. Perry's; 1/9 of a saw-mill; 184 acs. of land in Pemb., adjoining the new, Forge; 14 acs. in Pemb., near the Major's Purchase; 1/4 grist mill at new Forge; ac. by N. River bridge; and a negro woman named Rose. The whole was appraised at £6,926, — a large sum for those days. (Prob. Rec. Plym. 5, 846-8.) Mr. B. lived on Broadway, built the Barstow Forge, and it is said, built the house now known as the Salmond House. His wid. m. Thos. Bryant, of Scit., May 14, 1735. Ch.:
NOTE-An inf. da. bap. Oct. 12, 1719, prob, d. soon after.
12. Samuel, s. Joseph (7) m. Lydia Randall, Mar. 17, 1708, d. Oct. 23, 1730, ae. 47, and his wid. m. Thos. Tracy, of Pemb. May 28, 1733, and moved to P. with her ch. Mr. B. prob. lived near the centre meeting-house, in which vicinity, and in the westerly part of the town, he was the owner of a large body of land, and other property. His est. was appraised at 3,700 pounds(Prob. Rec. Plym. 5, 814-16.) and was divided into 9 shares, 2 of wh. were left to his son Sam'l., 1 to Debo., 1 to Lydia, 1 to Job, 1 to Michael, 1 to Flizab., and. 1 to Priscilla. Lett. of Adm. were granted to Lydia, relict, &c., 1731, and in 1741, she is called Lydia Tracy, Adm'x. on Est. Sam'l. B. &c., and rendered her final acc't. Mr. B. was Selectman, in 1729. ch.:
13. William, s. Wm. (8) m. Sarah Randall, Dec. 20, 1709, and d. previous to 1734, in wh. year his Est. was sett. His wid. Sarah, is named, and Han'h., w. Wm. Ford, and a da. Sarah, and an only son Wm. The wid. d. May 13, 1738. (?) ch.:
14. Benjamin Barstow, s. Wm. (8) m. (1) Mercy Randall, Dec. 20, 1709, ( Scit.Rec.,) who d. in H., Dec. 17, 1728; (2) Sarah Barden, or Burden, (?) of Mid’o., May 15, 1729-30, who d. ab. 1738 and (3) Wid. Ruth Winslow, Nov. 22, 1738. Mr. B. occupied his father's house, being that of his gr. fa. Wm., and seems to have followed their trade, being a shipwright, and having his yard near the N. River Bridge. (See the chap. on Shipbuilding.) Tradition says that he had 21 ch. in all. From a diligent search of the Town and Church Records, of Scit., Pemb., and Hanover, I find the following 19. The other 2 prob. d. young.
( By 3d.)
15. Jonathan, s. Job (9) m. Abigail Hyde, and d. Nov. 28, 1747, ae. 35. ch.:
16. John, s. Job (9) m. Jerusha or Elizabeth (?) Newcomb, of Franklin, Ct., ab. 1746, and sett. in Cant’y., Ct., ab. 1750, where he d. Feb. 9, 1796, ae. 71, and his remains, with those of his w., lie "in the old grave yard in Westminister parish." "They were loved and respected in their lives, and mourned, not only by a large family, but by the community among whom they lived." ch.:
17. Joshua, s. Joseph (11) m. Elizab. Foster, of Scit., Ap. 21, 1741, and, according to an inscrip'n. in the H. grave yard, " was drowned at the Eastward, Oct. 3, 1763, ae. 44." It has been said that he owned, for a time, the Gad Bailey place, on King st. He was proprietor of the Forge, built by his father in 1720, ( see p. 20 (?) ) which he improved until his decease, and probably occupied his father's house. ch.:
18. Samuel, s. Sam'l. (12) is called Dea. Sam'l. on the H. Rec., and was for many years Dea. of First Ch. He m. Margaret., da. Dea. Joseph Stockbridge, (?) Nov. 26, 1731, who d. Ap. 12, 1788, ae. 80, and he d. Nov. 19, 1801, ae. 93. He was Selectman in 1745 and 6. ch.:
19. Joseph, s. Sam'l (12) with his sister Lydia, moved to Lebanon, Ct., ab. 1735, and m. wid. Mary Webster, formerly a Bliss, May 6, 1752, who d. Mar. 4, 1770. ch.:
20. George, s. Benj. (14) m. Asenath Taylor, Jan. 10, 1750-1. It is said that he lived, for a time, where Col. J. B. Barstow resides, and finally moved to Me., where he d. His ch. bap. in H., were:
21. Thomas, s. Benj. (14) m. Sarah, da. John Studley, and lived in Scit., his farm lying near Palmer's bridge, by the third Herring brook, and his house being the same as that now occupied by his grandson, Elijah. He was a ship-builder by trade, as were his ancestors before him, and occupied the yard whose site is marked by the two venerable white oaks. He d. Mar. 27, 1797, ae. 65, and his wid. Feb. 2, 1805, ae. 74. A man of capable business habits, and of excellent moral character. Ch.:
22. James, s. Benj. (14) m. Rhoda House, Feb. 23, 1758, was a ship-builder for a time in H., and moved to Dux'y., where he engaged in the same business, and where he d. in 1808, and his wid. in Pemb., Sep. 5, 1819, ae. 84. ch.:
23. Jacob, s. Benj. (14) m. Kezia or Desire Brattles, Mar. 13, 1760, who d. in Pemb., Sep. 28, 1793, ae. 52. His death was caused in a singular manner. He was riding on the beach, by the Brant Rock, in Mfd., not far from the farm of the Hon. Daniel Webster, when his horse, being either frightened, or too suddenly checked, threw him into the surf, and stepped on his breast, killing him instantly. Ch;
24. Gideon, s. Benj., (14) m. (1) Jane Wilson, of Chatham, Mass., in 1759, who d. April 1, 1816, ae. 84, and (2) Tamar Cushing, of Pemb., Oct. 28, 1816, and d. in Mattapoisett, Mar. 9, 1826, ae. 88. He was a ship-builder by trade; a man of enterprise and integrity; one who stood high in the esteem of the people among whom he lived; and who gave to the place an impetus which it yet feels, and did much to promote its prosperity. ch.:
25. Caleb, s. Benj. (14) m. Sylvina Magoun, of Pemb., Nov. 23, 1770, and d. in Windsor, Ct., Mar. 17, 1800, and his wid. in Matt., May, 1816, ae. 67. ch.:
26. Alpheus, s. John (16) m. Content Carter, and lived in Leyden, Mass. Had 5 das. and 2 sons, of whom a son John lives in L.
27. Samuel, s. John (16) m. (1) Mary Adams; (?) (2) Hannah Spaulding, Ap. 11, 1779, who d, Mar. 9, 1788, ae. 33, and (3) Amy Fitch, of Lisbon. Ct., Ap. 16, 1790, and d. in Cant'y, Ct., July 17, 1822, ae. 72, and his wid. Dec. 24, 1845, ae. 92. ch.:
28. John, s John (16) m. Susannah Smith, of Cant'y., Ct., was Dea. of the Church there, and "for ab. 50 y'rs. was never absent from meeting but one Sabbath. His minister said, "I can set my watch correctly when I see Dea. B. coming to meeting." For ab. 20 y'rs. he was Selectman of Caney. He d. Dec. 9, 1838, ae. 86, and his w. Sep. 14, 1829, ae. 73. ch.:
29. Hezekiah, s. John (16) m. Olive Bradford, and lived in Ct., on the old homestead, where he d. ch.:
30. Ebenezer, s. John (16) lived in Shelburne, Vt., near Lake Champlain, m. Esther Owen, of Colchester, and d. Mar. 30, 1834, having had ch.:
31. Job, s. John (16) m. Lurania Curtis, lived in —, and had:
32. Wm. A., s. John (16) m. (1) Katharine Spaulding, and (2), Sally Hall, and sett. first in Plainfield, Ct., and then in Ohio, where he d., leaving ch., among whom was a son, who was drowned some years since, while acting as Agent for removing the Indians beyond the Miss’I. We understand that there were 12 ch. in all, viz: 7 sons and 5 das.
33. Joshua, s. Josh. (17) m. Marg't. Bonney, of Pemb., Sep. 23, 1773, and conducted the Forge known as Barstow's Forge, until his removal to Exeter, N. H., ab. 1795, where he d. Dec. 22, 1821, ae. 73, and his wid. Oct. 26, 1825, ae. 80. ch., b. in H.;
34. Lt. Sam'l, s. Dea. Sam'l. (18) m. (1) Huldah House, Jan. 27, 1759, and (2) Sibyl Hatch, Jan. 15, 1792, who d. Mar. 25, 1820, ae. 79, and he May 4, 1826, ae. 92. Lived in H., on King st., and is described as "a man of infinite jest; spry as a boy, even at the age of 70, and as full of his jokes.” He was Selectman from 1765–'67, in 1772, and in 1776, and '77. ch.:
35. Charles, s. Dea. Sam’l. (18) m. Sally Stockbridge (?) and lived and d. in Taunton, Mass., over 50 yrs. ago. ch.:
36. Seth, s. Dea. Sam’l. (18) m. Ruth Allen, of Martha's Vineyard, where he lived for a time, and thence moved to Mattapoisett, and thence to Sharon, Ct., in 1777, where he d. in 1822, and his wife in 1816. He was a shipwright by trade. ch.:
37. Capt. Daniel, s. Dea. Sam'l. (18) m. Betsey Tilden, July 4, 1771, who d. Mar. 8, 1826, ae. 77, and he Feb. 25, 1842, ae. 98. Lived on King st., where his son Daniel resides. He is described by Hon. G. H. Barstow, as "a gent. of the old school, dressed in cocked hat, long blue coat, breeches, and long boots, fastened at the knee by a strap and buckle." This was in 1809. He was Selectman in 1786, and Capt. of one of the old Military Companies prior to 1800. ch.:
38. Michael, s. Joseph (19) according to letters received from Geo. Barstow, Esq., of N.Y., was a gunner in the Rev. Army, and was at the battle of Bunker Hill, in the Regt. of Col. Trott, of Hebron, Ct., and afterwards was at Trenton and Monmouth, also at Princeton and White Plains. He was in the army 6 yrs., and was in the celebrated winter encampment at Valley Forge. Leaving "the tented field," he m. Ruth, only da. of Capt. Abbot, of "Lebanon Crank, Ct.," (a shipmaster, who was shot on the deck of his own vessel in an engagement) and bro. of Dr. Walter Abbot, of Salem, Mass. Her mo., after her husband's decease, lived in Thetford, Vt., m. Dea. Avery, and moved to Orford, N. H., where they "kept about the first public house in that town," She d. in Thetford, ae. 92. Mr. Barstow, after his m., moved first to Campton, N. H., and thence to Haverhill, N. H., where he d. June 28, 1837, ae. 85, and his wid. 3 mos. after, ae. 84. In person, he was of a medium size, with a "Roman face and nose," a large, high, broad forehead; a head of fine brown hair, which flowed down and curled around his neck; and at the age of 60 he had not one grey hair. He was exceedingly athletic and nimble; and at the age of 70, stood upon a level piece of ground, and sprang upon the back of a wild colt that had never been ridden. At the age of 84, he mowed in the field all the forenoon, with his hired man. He received a pension from Gov't., for many years previous to his decease. "The prominent traits in his character were courage and piety; and he died as he had lived, a Christian soldier, and an honest man." ch.:
39. Dea. Samuel, s. Joseph (19) m. Lucina Wright, of Columbia, Ct., Dec. 13, 1781, and sett. on a sterile tract of land, in the outskirts of the town of C., where he spent his days, in frugality and industry, and accumulated, by his own labor, an estate of $30,000. He d. Feb. 27, 1846, ae. 86, and his widow still survives, at the age of 88; her descendants being so numerous, that she is able to say, "arise daughter, and go to thy daughter, for thy daughter's daughter hath a daughter." She is bright, and intelligent, and takes the charge of her own household, and of her invalid son, doing much of the labor herself, and is a highly worthy and respectable lady. She was m. at the early age of 16. Her husband was chosen Dea. of the Ch., in C., in 1802, and his religious character is ably set forth in the interesting Tract, No. 112, pub. by the Am. Tr. Ass'n. He was of a cheerful disposition, liberal to the poor, upright in all his conduct, and a "consistent Christian." His death was peaceful, and the consolations of Christian hope attended him to the last. ch.:
40. Thomas, s. Thos. (21) sett. in Scit., on the farm known as the Fox Hill Farm, adjoining the North River, where some of his descendants still reside. Like his ancestors, he was engaged principally in shipbuilding, at the family yards on the North River. He m. Lydia Sylvester, and d. Sep. 1, 1834, and his wid. Jan. 19, 1840. ch.:
41. Nath'l., s. Thos. (21) m. Elizab. da. Hon. Joseph Cushing, of H., Aug. 31, 1786, and sett. in Me., where he d. in 1798. He was engaged in ship-building, on the Damariscotta river. ch.:
42. John Barstow (Col. John Burden,) s. Thos. (21) m. Betsey, da. Of Capt. Robt. L. Eells, and is yet living in H, in the 90th year of his age, ab. 1/3 of a mile S.W. of the Four Corners, on his farm, known as the “Broad Oak Farm," and in the house built by himself, in 1799. He has been a valuable citizen; an enterpriEing shipbuilder; was Selectman in 1797 and '98; Representative from 1808 to 1810; and has held the military offices of Lieut., Capt., Major, and Col.; and though now the frosts of 90 winters have gathered upon his brow, and the infirmities of age are upon him, his mind retains, to a remarkable degree, the power of memory, and we have derived from him valuable aid in the preparation of some portion of this work. His w. d. in 1851, in the 91st year of her age. ch.:
43. Dea. Elijah, s. Thos. (21) m.(1) Lucy, da. Capt. Robt. L. Eells, Nov. 8, 1798, who d., and (2) Diana Everson, of Kigs'n. Lived m. Scit., on his father's place; was a shipbuilder, and farmer; and for many years Dea. of the central Church in H. He d. in 1842, and his wid. returned to Kigs'n. ch.:
44. James, s. James (22) m. Sarah Leavitt, of Pemb., and was killed during the great gale of Sep. 23, 1815, at Kigs'n., by the fall of a plank from the staging of a ship, on which he was at work. ch.:
45. Joseph, s. James (22) m. Lydia Soule, of Dux'y, July 16, 1786, and d. in D., July 15, 1834, and his wife Jan. 31, 1812. Ch;
46. Wm., s. Jas. (22) m. Lydia Simmons, and lived in Pemb. ch.:
47. Rev. George, s. James, (22) grad. at B. U., in 1801, "holding a high and respectable standing in his class;" studied Theol. with Rev. Perez Forbes, of Raynham; and sett., in 1803, in that part of Pemb. now H'n., where he was devoted to his profession, and discharged its duties to the acceptance of his people, until his death, which took place, Feb. 11, 1826, ae. 51. He m. Sarah, da. Gideon Barstow, of Rochester, Nov. 26, 1801, and she survives, and resides in Bridg'r. ch.:
48. Jacob, s. Jacob (23) m. a Young, of Scit., lived in Bos'n. and was prob. owner, with Alex. Vannevar, of a tomb in Copp's hill burial ground, in 1819. ch.:
NOTE.—Mr. S. is the intelligent, and gentlemanly Agent of the Iron Works, at S. Bridg'r. and also of the Wefh.Works, and as a man of business enterprise, has few equals in the State. He was Rep. to the State Leg., from 1837-39; Director of the F. R. R. R.; President of the Bristol Co. Bank; and Director of the Cape Cod R. R; and in the walks of private life, for integrity, courtesy, affability, hospitality, and all the qualities which make up the true gentleman, he is well known to all who have the pleasure of his acquaintance.
49. Charles, s. Jacob (23) m. Abigail, or Nabby Perry, of Pemb., Ap. 10, 1796, and d. May 4, 1829, and his wid. yet survives. ch.:
50. Gideon, s. Gideon (24) m.(1) Ann Mead, Oct., 1782, who d. Sep. 12, 1798; and (2) Deborah Loring, May, 1800, and d. in Matt't., Feb. 3, 1849, ae. 88, and his wid. in June, 1851, ae. 79. Lived in Mattapoisett, was a shipbuilder by trade, and was a member of the Convention for revising the Const'n. of Mass., in 1820. ch.:
51. Wilson, s. Gideon, (24) m. Susanna P., da. Rev. Jona. Moore, of Roch'r, Mass., Oct. 30, 1791, and lived first in Matt't, and then in N. Y., where he d. Jan. 20, 1850, ae. 84, and his wife Ap. 3, 1848, ae. 78. Mr. B. was for some years a shipmaster, and for about 20 years, an extensive ship-builder, in the place of his nativity, in private life, distinguished for his benevolent character, and the activity of his mind; and publicly, for his energy in business, and his. integrity. Like many others, who were engaged in active affairs from 1800 to 1805, he sufered severely from the check in business which followed the Embargo Act of 1807, and from the reverses incident to that event, he never after fully recovered. ch.:
52. Benja., s. Caleb (25) m. Rebecca Hammond, Ap. 25, 1800, and lives in Matt't., where, and in N. Bedf 'd., he has been distinguished as a master shipbuilder. He has been Rep. from Roch'r to the Gen. Court. ch.:
53. Elias, s. Caleb (25) m. Mary, da. John and Rebecca Wood, Sep. 14, 1800, and d. in Prov. R. I., Oct. 28, 1840, and his w. who was b. Dec. 21, 1778, d. May 25, 1834. He was a shipwright by trade, and built a number of vessels in Prov. He was a strictly temperate man through life, and a Trustee of the Meth. Ch., to which office he was elected in 1821. ch.:
54. Wm., s. Caleb (25), m. Waity Reynolds, of Wickford, R. I., ab. 1809, and has been a clergyman of the Meth. denom., but owing to the loss of his voice, has been unable, for some years, to attend to the duties of his profession. He lives in Philad. ch.:
55. Nath'l., s. Caleb (25) m.(1) Sophia Chaffee, Dec. 2, 1810, who was b. Nov. 25, 1792, and d. July 6, 1817; and (2) Martha Randall, May 4, 1818, who was b. Nov. 6, 1791. Mr. B. d. in Providence, Nov. 3, 1849, and his wid. survives. He was a man of respectability. ch.:
56, Curtis, s. Sam'l (27) m. Eliza, da. Jno. Parker, of Cant'y. Ct., in 1812, and d. July 4, 1826, ae. 44. ch.:
57. Simon, s. Sam'l, (27) grad. B. U., 1808, but having the misfortune to lose the sight of one eye, he relinquished his design of stud. Theol, and sett. in Delaware, as a Teacher; m. Hannah Frazier, of D., Aug. 24, 1818, and d. at Wilmington, Oct. 24,. and his wid. at Newcastle, Del., Aug. 26, 1829, ae. 40. ch.:
58. Spaulding, s. Sam'l. (27) m. Temperance E. Holmes, da. Dr. H., of Woodstock, Ct., who d. June 14, 1823, ae. 25. ch.
59. Elisha P., s. Sam'l. (80) m. Mary P., da. Andrew and Mary Rogers, of Augusta, Me., and d. in Caney., Ct., Sep. 28, 1850, ae. 57. ch.:
60. John, s. Sam'l. (27) m. (1) Harriet, da. Josiah and Sarah Parkes, of Caney., Ct., Mar. 1818, who d. Sep. 27, 1822, ae. 23; (2) Eliza S., da. Dr. Jno. Fitch, of Clinton, N. Y., who d. at Bridgeport, Ct., June 3, 1840; and (3) Jane, da. Dr. John Fitch, in 1841. Mr. B. lives in Bridgeport, Ct. ch.:
61. Septimus, s. John (28) m. and lived in Hadley, Mass., where he d. Dec., 16, 1843, ae. 42. ch.:
62. Calvin, s. John (28) m. Orra Herrick, of Cant’y., Ct. ch.:
63. Ebenezer, s. John (28) m. Lacy Learned, of New Braintree, Mass., Sep. 12, 1811, and lives in Scotland, Ct. ch.:
64. Rev. Zedekiah S., s. John (28) grad. at Yale, 1813., stud. Theol. at N. Haven, under Rev. Pres. Dwight, and taught Hopkins Acad., in N. Haven, until licensed to preach. Thence went to N. Y'k., and was Ass't in the High School, under the care of Jno. Griscom, LL.D., and in 1816 and '17, was Tutor at Ham. Coil., N. Y., during which period, a second A. M. degree was conferred upon him. During his last year at Ham. Coll., Pres't. Backus, decs'd., and Mr. B. preached in the chapel to the students, until Pres't. Davis was chosen, in Aug., 1817. In Feb. 1818, he rec'd. a call to sett. at Keene, N. H., and July 1, was ord. as Pastor of the Ch. in that place, where he yet remains, having enjoyed such health as to be prevented from preaching but four Sabbaths in 34 years. He has been, for twenty years, a memb. of the Board of Kimball Acad'y.; of the Board of Dart. Coll., since 1834, at which Coll. the degree of D.D., was conferred upon him, in 1849; Trustee and Sec'y. of Keene Acad., since its inst’n.; many years Sec'y. of the Gen'l. Ass'n. of Cong. and Presb. of N. H.; Cl'k of the Cheshire Conf. of Ch's., for 20 years; Corp. Memb. of the A. B. C. F. M.; and one of the Sup. Com. of the Pub. Schools of Keene, for 30 years., He m. Elizab. F. Blake, of Westboro'. Mass., Aug. 19, 1818, and has;
65. Ezekiel, s. Joshua (33) m. Mary Conner, of Exeter, N. H., Nov. 28, 1799, and returned to Hanover, his native place, in 1805, and there d. Jan. 10, 1815, and his wid. and ch. returned to Exeter, where she d. Oct. 4, 1845, ae. 67. ch.:
66. Chas. C., s. Joshua (33) m. Sophia, da. Chas. Fanning, Esq., of Griswold, Ct., Jan. 1, 1809, and d. in Dover, N. H., Jan. 31, 1828, and his wid. in Kgs'n., N. H., Dec. 23, 1833, ae. 52. ch.:
67. Joseph, s. Lt. Samuel (34) m. (1) Mary Hatch, of Pemb.(?) Ap. 11, 1782, and (2) wid. Tufts, and lived in Cornish, Vt., where he and his w. d. ch.:
68. Allen, s. Seth (36) m. Olive Foster, of Sharon, Ct., in 1794, and lives in Canaan, N. Y. His wid. d. ab. 1845. ch.: Two da's., who d. in infancy, and of the sons;
69. Samuel, s. Seth (36) stud. Med., and sett. first in W. Stockbridge, Mass., of which town he was Rep., in 1808; and thence moved to GT. Barrington, was Senator in 1812, and d. in 1813. He m. Lavinia Wilson, of Alford, Mass., who d. ab. 1843, in Nichols, N. Y. ch.:
70. Seth T., s. Seth (36) m. Clarissa Woodruff, of Litchf'd., Ct., June 4, 1806, and resided in Bradford Co., Pa., where he d. Sep. 13, 1852, ae. 73. His wid. survives, though in feeble health. Mr. B. was a favorite pupil of the celebrated Dr. Rush, of Philad.; a grad. of the Med. Coll. of that city, and a thoroughly educated Physician, though he followed that profession but a short time, devoting the principal part of his life to trading and farming. He was an early settler in the valley of the Susquehanna, nearly 50 years ago, and was a man of strong intellect, great energy, and gentlemanly deportment. ch.:
71. Hon. Gamaliel H., s. Seth (36) resided with his father in Sharon, Ct., until 25 years of age, working at farming in the summer season, and teaching school in the winter. In 1809, he commenced the study of Medicine, with his bro. Sam'l., in Gr. Bar'n., and in Jan. 1812, sett. in the beautiful valley of the Susquehanna, in Tioga Co., N.Y., where he practised Med. successfully, until the fall of 1823, since which time he has given his attention chiefly to trading and farming. He was a memb. of the Assemb. of N. Y., in 1816, '17, '18, '23, and 26; in the Senate from 1819; memb. Cong., from 1830-'32; Treas'r. of the State of N. Y., in 1825, and 1838 ; and First Judge of Tioga Co., from 1818-1823. He m. Nancy, da. Emanuel Coryell, formerly of N. Jersey. in Jan. 1813, and has;
72. Daniel, s. Capt. Danl. (37) m. (1) Ruth Estes, Jan. 15, 1801, and (2) Lydia Stetson, and lives in Hanover, on King st. Farmer. ch.:
73. Wm., s. Michael (38) m. Abigail, da. Eben'r. Townsend, of Chester, N. H., and lived and d. in Haverhill, N. H., where his wid. yet resides. ch.:
74. Henry, s. Michael (38) m. (1) Harriet Webster, of Plym'h., N. H., and (2) Frances Pierce, of Woodstock, Vt. Lived first at Hav'l., N. H., and 2d. at Lowell, Mass., where he d. ch.:
75. Charles, s. Michael (38) m. and lived in Campton, N. H., where he d. ch:
76. Thomas, s. Michael (38) m. Sarah Hale, of Wells River, Vt. and lives in Piermont, N. H. ch.:
77. Thos., s. Thos. (40) m. Alice Thomas, Sep. 28, 1806, and d. in N. Bedford, in Nov. 1850, having had ch.:
78. John, s. Col. John B. (42) m. Sarah Swoope Thompson, da. Edward K. Thompson, of Providence, R. I., and gr. gr. da. of Rev. Ebenezer Thompson, Rector of St. Andrew's Church, Scituate, Mass. ch.:
79. Capt. Edward, s. Col. John B., 42, m. Amy, da. John Bally, Sep. 2, 1821, and d. Jan. 27, 1833, and his wid. m. Wm. Dawes, of H., and resides near the Four Corners, in the house formerly of John Bailey, and now owned by the heirs of Mr. Barstow. Mr. B. was a shipmaster for some years previous to his decease, and sailed from N. Y'k. ch.
80. Capt. Nathan'l, s. Des. Elijah 43, m.(1) Grace Foster, in 1833, and (2) Abby Hammett, in July 1837, and resides. in H., at the Four Corners. A shipmaster. ch.:
81. Elijah, s. Dea. Elijah (43) m. Caroline Briggs, lives in So. Scit., on his father's place, and is a shipbuilder, in connexion with Capt. Thos. Waterman. ch.:
82. Capt. Edwin, s. Dea. Elijah (43) m. Jane W., da. Rev. Geo. Barstow, and lives in Bridg'r. A shipmaster. ch.:
83. Andrew, s. Dea. Elijah (43) m. Mary Abernethy, and lives in Bridg'r. ch:
84. James, s. James (44) m. (1) Abby Hyde, of Lebanon, Ct., Oct. 1. 1812, who was b. Sep. 15, 1787, and d. Ap. 11, 1815; and (2) Sarah Munroe, Aug. 12, 1819, who was b. Mar. 2, 1798. Lives in Mattapoissett, and is a shipwright. ch.:
85. Calvin, s. James (44) m. Betsey Josselynn, of Pemb., Aug. 7, 1814, and lives in Matt't. Shipwright. ch.:
86. John, s. James (44) m. Dian Bolles, and lives in Matt't. ch.:
87. Samuel, s. Joseph (45) m. and lives in Hingham, where his w. d., Mar. 9, 1851. ch.:
88. Ichabod, s. Joseph (45) m. (1) Sally R., da. John Clark, of Plym'h., Oct. 4, 1818, and (2) Sally, da. Reuben Peterson, of Dux'y., Sep. 8, 1833, and lives in D. Has one son, Henry.
89. Richard, s. Joseph (45) m. Mary Munroe, May 1822, who was b. June 16, 1798. Resides in Matt't., and is a trader. Formerly a shipwright. ch.:
90. George, s. Joseph (45) m. Dorcas, da. Capt. Cyrus Brewster, in 1822, and d. Aug. 11, 1835, leaving a son George.
91. Wilson, s. Joseph 45, m. —-- Pettengill, and lives in Fairhaven. ch.
92. Benj., s. Wm. (46) m. Sarah Little, of Pemb., Dec. 31, 1820, and lives in W. Dux'y. A mason. ch.:
93. Wm., s. Wm. (46) m. Mary Weston, and lives in Dux'y. Shipwright. ch.:
94. Lewis, s. Wm. (46) m. Lydia Lowden, of Dux'y., and lives in Dux'y. ch.:
95. Rogers L., s. Wm. (46) is a merchant, shipowner, and a man of great business enterprise; resides in Matt't.; m. Abby H., da. Elijah Willis, Esq., Jan. 7, 1837, who was b. Aug. 6, 1811. ch.:
96. Capt. Wm. C., s. Charles (49) m. Sarah F., da. Capt. Silas Morton, of Pemb., May 4, 1825, (who was b. Dec. 27, 1800,) and lives in E. Bos’n. From the age of 15 to 46, Mr. B. followed the seas, a portion of the time as shipmaster. He is now Treas'r. of the E. Bos'n. Co., and is a gentleman of great kindness of heart, prompt and efficient in business, and of a sociable temperament. ch.:
NOTE.—The last 4 were b, an H.; the first 2 in Pemb.; the third in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; and the fourth in Roxbury, Mass.
97. Charles, s. Charles (49) m. Sarah A., da. Danl. Hudson, of E. Bridg'r., May 4, 1833, who was b. in Brider., Mar. 28, 1812. He lives in Bos'n., and is a shipwright by trade. ch.:
98. Capt. Thos. H. C., s. Charles (49) m. Abby, da. Dea. Elijah Barstow, in 1836, and lives in H., at the Four Corners. ch.:
99. Hon. Gideon, s. Gideon (50) grad. B. U., 1801, stud. Med. with Dr. Kittredge, of Salem, and sett. as Phys'n., in S., where he enjoyed the reputation of being skilful in his profession, and attentive to its duties. In 1820, he was a member of the Conv'n. for revising the Const’n. of Mass.; and from 1821-'23, was a memb. of Cong., from Mass. He d. at St. Augustine, Fla., in 1852, whither he had gone for the benefit of his health. He is spoken of as possessing fine talents, and being gentlemanly in his manners. He m. Nancy, da. Simon Forester, of Salem, who survives. ch.:
100. Capt. Benj., s. Gideon (50) m. Anstiss S., da. Jas. Dunlap, of Salem, June 18, 1822, and d. in S., May 21, 1823, ae. 27, leaving an only son, Benj., b. May 2, 1823, who grad. H. C., 1842, and is sett. as a lawyer, in Salem. The fa. was engaged in business with the Hon. Gideon, his bro., for a time , and the fa.-in-law, Mr. Dunlap, was of a Scotch family, came to Am'a. in 1790, m. Sarah, da. Robert Stone, of Salem, and was fa. of Andrew Dunlap, Esq., Dist. Atey., during the Presidency of Gen. Jackson, and of Anstiss S., who m. Mr. Barstow.
101. Wilson, s. Gideon (50) m. Betsey S. Drew, Ap. 12, 1820, resides in Mattapoisett, and is extensively engaged in ship building, at his yards, in M., where several vessels are annually fitted by him for whaling voyages. He is J. P.; P. M.; and a man of enterprise and ability,---respected by the people of Rochester, and a valuable citizen. His w. d. Jan. 10, 1849. Ch.:
102. Caleb, s. Wilson (51) m. Frances S., da. Pliny Brewer, of Norwich, Ct., in 1836, and resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. No ch. Mr. B. has been for 31 years, a merchant of the highest respectability, in N. Y. city, and his business has been attended with signal success. He was first in partnership with John H. Howland & Co., then, for ten years, with John Barstow, Esq., now of Prov. R. I., during which period, several vessels were built for them, in Hanover, for foreign and coastwise voyages. Subsequently, he was of the firm of Barstow, Pope & Co.; but has latterly(sic) withdrawn from active pursuits. He is Dea. of the Church of the Restoration, under the charge of the Rev. H. R. Nye, and is spoken of, in terms of the highest commendation, as a man of unblemished integrity, judicious liberality, and sterling moral worth.
103. Henry W., s. Wilson (51) m. Mary Louisa Brewer, of Norwich, Ct., Sep. 27, 1827, and is an active merchant in the city of N. York; prompt and efficient in business, and energetic and successful in its pursuit. ch.;
104. Samuel, s. Wilson (51) m. Mary T. Blossom, of N. York, and is a wholesale grocer, and commission merchant, in that city. ch.:
105. Benj. F., s. Benj. (52) m. wid. Sarah S. Leach, formerly a Drew, who was b. Sep. 26, 1806. He resides in Mattapoisett, is Ass't. P. M.; J. P.; Not. Pub.; and a gentleman of general intelligence, and much rejected by the community in which he lives. ch.:
106. Nathan H., s. Benj. (52) m. Mary Dexter, lives in Matt't., and is a shipwright by trade. ch.:
107. Henry, s. Benj. (52) m. Mary Southworth, and lives in Matt't. ch.;
108. Edwin, s. Elias (53) is a shipwright by trade; m. Harriet Albro, Sep. 28, 1828, and lives in Prov., R. I. ch.:
109. Elias, s. Elias (53) is a tailor by trade, and lives in Prov., R. L; m. (1) Margaret Downing, of Green Co., Ga., Nov. 15, 1826, who d. in Prov., Jan. 6, 1831, leaving a da., Mary J., b. Aug. 22, 1827, who resides in Lex'n., K'y. The fa. m. (2) Abby P. Tompkins, July 28, 1836, by whom he has no ch.
110. Thos., s. Elias (53) is a grocer, in Prov., R I.; m. Abby G. Albro, Jan. 27, 1833, and has;
111. Wm., s. Elias (53) is a merchant, in Prov., dealer in carpets, &c.; Julia G.. Hodges, July 18, 1839, and has Martha P., Oct. 1, 1841.
112. Hon. Amos C., s. Nath'l. (55) the present gentlemanly and intelligent Mayor of Prov., R. I., is of the firm of A. C. Barstow & Co., and is extensively engaged in the iron business. He has been for several years a memb. of the Assemb. of R. I.; is a man of correct moral habits, respected by the community, & friend of temperance, liberal in his disposition, and successful in business. He m. Emeline M., da. Jas. and Sally Eames, May 28, 1834, (who was b. Feb. 20, 1813,) and has;
113. Ephriam R., s. Nath'l. (55) lives in Prov., R. I., and is engaged in the iron trade. He m. Joanna Eames, June 10, 1847, and has Laura E., Jan. 4, 1851.
114. Rev. Ezekiel H., s. Ezekiel (65) grad. Dart. Coll., 1839, and was five yrs. Princ'l. of the Lawrence Acad., in Groton, Mass., during which time he studied Theol., and was sett. as an Orth'x. Cong. Mm., at Walpole, N. H., in 1845, which place he left in 1851, and is now teacher of a Classical School, in Newton, Mass. He m. Eunice G., da. Rufus Clarke, Esq., of Bratt'o., Vt., in Aug., 1842, and has;