A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass.
with Family Genealogies
by John S. Barry, Boston; 1853
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
FAMILY GENEALOGIES - BASS to CROOKER, or CROCKER
Rev. Benjamin, First Pastor of the First Church, in H., was s. of Joseph and Mary Bass, of Braintree, and a desc't. of Sam'l. Bass, of Rox'y., 1630. He was b. Dec. 19, 1694, grad. H. C., 1715, m. Mary, da. Rev. Jas. Gardner, of Mf’d., was sett. in H. in 1728, and d. May 23, 1756, and his wid. Feb. 25, 1772. See the chap. on Ecel. Hist. ch.:
2. Benj., s. Rev. Benj., m. (1) Mercy Tolman, Oct. 28, 1765, who d. Ap. 4, 1792; and (2) Mary Eells, Mar. 3, 1793, who d. Jan. 8, 1808, and he Mar. 17, 1821. He was Dea. of the Church for many years; Rep. in 1783, '95, '96-8, 1800, '01, '05, and '06; Town Clerk, from 1798-1807 ; and Selectman, from 1783-5. Lived first on Hanover st., in his father's house, where his ch. were born, and then on Broadway, where his son Elisha now resides. ch.:
3. Benj., s. Benj. (2) m. Lucinda Sylvester, Dec. 4, 1794, and d. June 6, 1825, and his wid. May 10, 1840. Resided in his grandfather's house, on Broadway, the latter part of his life. ch.:
BATES, or BATE.
Clement, of Hertfordshire, Eng’d. (?) a tailor, ae. 40, and Ann, his wife, of the same age, with their ch., James, ae. 14; Clement, ae. 12; Rachel, ae. 8; Joseph, ae, 5; and Benj., ae. 2; embarked at London, in the Elizabeth, William Stagg, Master, for N. Eng., Ap. 6, 1635, and sett. in H'm., Mass. In the same year, the father had land granted him, in Broad Cove meadows, and a house lot on the S. side of Town, now South st. In 1637, he, with Nicholas Jacobs and others, had each lots of 2 acres granted them. He d. in H'm., Sep. 17, 1671, and his son Joseph, by w. Hester, was fa. of Joseph, who sett. in that part of Scit. now Hanover, ab. 1695, and was the ancestor of most of the families of Bates in H., and its vicinity.
2. Joseph, s. Joseph, and gr. s. Clement, of H'm., was in Scit, in 1695, but the name of his wife we have not learned. He prob. lived in that part of Scit. now Hanover, and on Centre st., near where Joshua Mann resides. He d. in H., July 9, 1740, and his wid. Aug. 15, 1742, being very aged. ch.:
3. Joseph, s Joseph (2) m. Mary Bowker, who d. a wid., July 30, 1759. Mr. B. prob. lived near his fa., and in the house afterwards occupied by his son Joseph, on Centre st., beyond Joshua Mann's, where part of his old orchard is standing. ch.:
4. Solomon, s. Joseph (2) m. Deborah Whiting, of H'm., May 1, 1730, and prob. d. Mar. 28, 1787. Lived on Broadway, and built the house afterwards occupied by his son Solomon. Of this house, which is a curiosity in its way, we find the following description in the Gospel Banner, of Me., from the pen of Rev. Geo. Bates, a descendant: " It was substantially built, mostly of oak timber, and evidently by a ship carpenter. The walls were constructed of plank, grooved together, and treenailed to the sills and plates. The posts were all kneed, in the same manner that ships are kneed," ch.;
5. Amos, s. Joseph (2) m. Jemimah Caswell, Oct. 31, 1735, who was recom. to the Church, in Rochester, Mass., and moved there over a hundred years ago, being among the early settlers of that town. His ch. b. in H., were;
6. Clement, s. Joseph (2) m. Agatha Merritt, June 15, 1730, who d. Dec. 25, 1786, and he Mar. 14, 1788. ch.:
7. Joseph, s. Joseph (3) m. (1) Phebe Bowker, Oct. 28, 1762, who d. Dec. 2, 1772; and (2) wid. Tamsen Bowker, Dec. 23, 1773, who d. Feb. 7, 1791, and he Dec. 7, 1816. No ch. He lived on Centre st., in his father's house.
8. Lemuel, s. Joseph (3) m. Mercy Witherell, Oct. 16, 1766, who d. a wid. in Feb. 1825. It is said that he d. in Me., and that his descendants reside there. ch.:
9. Benj., s. Joseph (3) m. Elizab. Crooker, of Pemb., Nov. 29, 1759, who d. Ap. 19, 1793. It is said, that he d. in Me. ch.:
10. Solomon, s. Solomon (4) m. Aquilla, da. John Bates, of Scit., Nov. 20, 1769, lived first in his father's house, on Broadway, and. thence moved to Me., in 1787, with all his ch. He was a shipwright by trade, and followed that business for several years after he went to Me., and built several vessels on the Kennebec. He owned, also, a farm in Greene, Me. was ever regarded as an honest man, and a good citizen, and was "a stern and inflexible republican." He d. in Fayette, ab. 1815, ae. 77. ch.:
all unm. but Chas., who has 4 or 5 ch. They live in Leeds, Me. The fa. d. Jan. 1, 1835, and was a man of excellent character.
all m., and live in Leeds. The fa. was a ship carpenter, and d. 1825.
who are all m. The fa. was one of the best of men, and d. in G., ab. 1846.
11. Jonathan, s. Amos (5) m. Ruth Stetson, Feb. 11, 1771, and lived and d. in Rochester, Mass. ch.: b. in R. I.,
12. Elijah, s. Amos (5) m. a Briggs, and lived and d. in Rochester. ch.:
13. Sylvester, s. Amos (5) m. (1) a Landers, and (2) Sarah Sears, and lived and d. in Rochester. ch.:
14. Moses, s. Amos (5) m. Susan Mendell, and lived and d. in Rochester. ch.:
15. David, s. Amos (5) m., and had;
16. Col. Seth, s. Clement (6) m. Anne Neal, Dec. 21, 1757, who d. Dec. 12, 1810, and he, in Boston, Ap. 9, 1820. He was an officer in the Revolutionary War, and had the reputation of being brave and efficient. He built the house on Centre st., lately occupied by Enos Bates. ch.:
17. Thos., s. Clement (6) m. Hannah Torrey, Jan. 29, 1767, and d. Oct. 22, 1768, and his wid. m. Caleb Rogers, Jr., Dec. 26, 1779. ch.:
18. Gamaliel, s. Clement (6) m. Mary Carver, of Pembroke, September 5, 1771, and d. Jan. 9, 1823, and his wid. June, 1836. Lived on Cross st., where his da. Lydia, lately resided, near Broadway, and was a mason by trade. ch. :
19. Capt. Clement, s. Clem. (6) m. Rebecca Stetson, Dec. 25, 1785, who d. Sep. 29, 1813, and he Nov. 30, 1839. Lived on Cross st., where Hiram Studley now resides. He was a soldier in the Rev'n., and was at Dorchester heights, and elsewhere. See the chap. on the Rev'n. ch.:
20. Benj., s. Benj. (9) m. Martha Stetson, Mar. 3, 1786, who d. Feb. 26, 1848. He still survives, and is a revolutionary pensioner, having served in R. I. ch.:
21. Solomon W., s. Solomon (10) m. Mary Macomber, of Taunton, Mass., and is yet living, in Norridgewock, Me., ae. 88. He was a ship carpenter in early life, but after his removal to Me., devoted his time principally to farming and trading, and kept also a public house in Fayette. He was J. P., for ab. 30 yr's; Town Clerk of Fayette for 21 years; Rep. to the Gen'l. Court of Mass. for 10 years; and in the Senate 2 years. ch.:
22. Sylvester, s. Sylvester (13) m. Melintha Clark, and lived in Rochester, where he d. ch.:
23. Paddock, s. Sylvester (13) m. Nancy Sturtevant, and lives in Marion, Mass. ch.:
23. Jared, s. David (15) m. Eunice Allen, and moved to Me., where he d. ch.:
24. Seth, s. Col. Seth (16) m. Irene Delano, of Dux'y., and lived in D. ch.:
25. Joseph N., s. Col. Seth (16) m. Eunice Oldham, who d. Nov. 24, and he in May, 1828. He was a soldier in the Rev'n., and though young, did good service to his country. ch.:
NOTE,—Three ch. d. young in this family.
26. Paul, s. Col. Seth (16) m. Freelove Witherell, Ap. 8, 1795, and d. Feb. 2, 1826, and his wid. ab. 1837. Lived W. of Winter st., in a house standing back from the road. ch.:
27. Joshua, s. Col. Seth (16) m. Bethia, da. Joseph Ames, of Bridg'r., in 1796, and d. in B., in 1839. In early life he went to Canada, and set up a large furnace, which he conducted with good success for many years. Subsequently he returned to Mass., and purchased a farm in Bridg'r., which is improved by his descendants, and which he occupied until the date of his decease. ch.:
28. Amos, s. Col. Seth (16) m. (1) Sibyl Robbins, Nov. 25, 1802, who d. Mar. 27, 1816, and (2) Ruth Jenkins, Nov. 1, 1818, and built and occupied the house now occupied by B. B. Hall, on Centre st. He d. May 8, 1833, and his wid., who survives, lives in the old Baldwin house. ch.:
29. Lt. Enos, s. Col. Seth (16) m. Lydia Tilden, Oct. 5, 1809, and d. Feb. 10, 1814, and his wid. Feb. 5, 1852. Lived where his son Enos lately resided. ch.:
30. Ward, s. Col. Seth (16) m. Ruth Stetson, in 1819, and lives on Centre st. He is a gunsmith by trade, and served as an artificer in the war of 1812, in the Co. of Capt. Alexander Parris. ch.:
31. Thos., son Thos. (17) m. (1) Lucy Bates, in Nov. 1792, and (2) Mary Ramsdell, and d. M.ar. 13, 1817. Lived on Broadway, where Joshua Bates now resides. Old house gone. ch.:
32. Gamaliel, s. Gamaliel (18) m. Elizabeth Coffin, of Boston, and there d. in May 1822. ch.:
NOTE.—The son, Charles, was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Society of Freemasons, and belonged to Mt. Lebanon Lodge, Boston, and to St. Paul's Royal Arch Chapter; and on the occasion of his decease, both bodies passed resolutions highly commendatory of his character and abilities. Those of the former body state, that "for four successive years he presided over the interests of Mt. Lebanon Lodge, with unusual ability, filling the chair with great honor to himself, and benefit to the institution;" and by vote, the altar of the Lodge was clothed with mourning for three months. The resolutions of the latter body, of which he was presiding officer, state that, "in the death of Bro. Bates, we mourn the loss of an excellent, honest, true hearted man and mason: one who has endeared himself to his brethren, by the urbanity of his manners, the uprightness of his deportment, and the benevolence of his heart."The altar of the chapter was also clothed with mourning; and we understand that a monument has been erected to the memory of Brother Bates, in the beautiful Cemetery at Mt. Auburn. Peace to his ashes.
33. Calvin, s. Gamaliel (18) m. Elizab. Stetson, Aug. 12, 1801, who d. Mar. 6, 1842. He lives on Winter st., is a man of enterprise; part owner of the Forge on King st.; and has been for many years engaged in the iron business ch.:
NOTE.—We regret that we are unable to present a view of the residence of Mr. B., but the inclemency of the weather prevented its being taken with the others, during the artists stay in town.
34. James, s. Gamal. 18, m Hannah Walker, of Pemb., May 21, 1807, and lives in P. ch.:
35. Rufus, s. Gamal. (18) m. Huldah, da. Eleazer Keith, of Bridg'r., and lives in H., on Broadway, in the house built by himself, ab. 1823. An upright and honorable member of Society. ch.:
36. Ezekiel, s. Gamal. (18) m. Lois Daggett, of Att'o., Dec 6, 1821; is a carpenter by trade; and was a master builder and contractor for many years, in Boston, of the firm of Bates and Kelsey. He has now retired from business, and resides in Att'o. A man of enterprise and integrity; of respectable standing and highly estemed. ch.:
37. Capt. Thos. M., s. Capt. Clement (19) m. Lydia, da. Bachelor Wing, July 12,1807, and lives at the corner of Winter st., in the house built by himself, in 1841, where the old Wing house stood. He was, for a time, Capt. of the Han.. L. Inf. Co.; Selectman in 1840 and '41; Collector; constable, &c. ch.:
38. Clement, s. Capt. Clement (19) m. (1) Urania Burgess, and (2) Betsey Burgess, and lives in Plymouth. ch.:
39. Hira, s. Capt. Clement (19) m. Lucy Josselyn, Feb. 24, 1825, and lives on Broadway, in the house built by himself, ab. 1823. ch.:
40. Joshua, s. Capt. Clement (19) m. Mary S. Palmer, Feb. 3, 1830, who d. Aug. 3, 1849. He lives on Broadway, in the house fitted up by himself, and first built for a Tannery, which business he followed for a time. ch.:
41. Horatio, s. Benj. (20) m. Mary, da. John L. Munroe, and d, in Norton., Mass., leaving ch.:
42. Dr. James, s. Solomon W. (21) m. Polly Jones, of Fayette, Me., and has;
43. Rev George, s. Solo. W. (21) studied for the ministry under Rev. Hosea Ballou, of Bos'n, and commenced preaching in 1824. He was sett. 1st, in Livermore, Me., where he remained until 1830, and then in Turner, Me., until 1852. He now preaches in Hallowell. He m. (1) Hannah Haines, of Livermore, in 1821; and (2) Mrs. Lenora Prince; and has ch.;
44. Thos. O., s. Joseph N. (25) m. Rebecca Bates, Oct. 11, 1809, is a brick-mason by trade, and lives on Silver St., in the old Simeon Curtis house. Ch.:
45. Joseph S., s. Comfort, of Pemb., (and a descendant of Caleb Bates, of Hm.) m. Sarah, da. Col. John B. Barstow, Oct. 2, 1820, and lives on Broadway, E. of the Four Corners. ch:
46. James, s. John, of Lynn, and gr. s. of John, m. Ann H., da. Joseph Damon, Aug. 16, 1838, and lives on Whiting st. Shoemaker. Ch.:
Zadoc, of Ab'n., s. Noah, (and prob. a desc't. of John, a shoemaker, who, with his wife, 5 sons, 3 das,. and 2 serv'. came from H'm., Eng. to H'm. Mass. in 1638.) was b. Feb. 10, 1788, and m. (1) Triphena, da. Homer Whiting, May 22, 1816, who d. Aug. 21, 1820; and (2) Rebecca, da. James Whiting, Nov. 30, 1837, and lives on Whiting st., in the house built by Asa Whiting. Farmer. He was one of the Selectmen in 1837. ch.:
John H., s. Joseph, of Ab'n., m. Hannah S., da. Eleazer Josselyn, Jan. 1, 1835, and lives on Pleasant st, with his fa.-in-law, shoemaker. ch.:
Spencer, of Hull, m. a da. of John Hatch, of Hanover, and his da. Ann, m. Rev. Aaron Josselyn, of Dux'y., and resides in D. His son Spencer, b. Sep. 24, 1828, lives in H., on Main st., with his fa.-in-law, m. Caroline F., da. Abisha Soule, and wid. of Martin S. Torrey. Sep., 1849, and has Mercy F., Ap. 23, 1850, and an inf., b. Ap. 27, 1852.
Ebenezer and Christopher C., sons of Ebenezer, of South Weymouth., came to H. in 1844, and commenced the shoe business, in which, and in trading, they are extensively engaged at their stores on Washington st., in the Northeasterly part of the town. They are both upright, enterprising, and valuable citizens, and have done much to build up the part of the town in which they reside.
Thomas, was of Dux., in 1643, and was the ancestor of most of that name in Plym'h Co. He was a shoemaker by trade, was of Sandwich, Eng'd., and came to N. Eng. in 1634; in the Hercules, John Witherley, master.
2. Allen F., s. Roland, of Hn., m. Mary R., da. John Estes, Nov. 1842, and lives on Circuit st. ch.:
3. Hiram B., s. Roland, of Hn., m. Elizabeth B., da. John Estes, and lives on Circuit st. ch.:
Benjamin H., s. Richard, of Hn., is prob. a descendant of Richard, who was in H., in 1729, and resided on the gore, subsequently annexed to Pemb., and now part of Hn., and Richard was a descendant of James, from Sweden, who was in Scit., in 1680, whose farm was laid out on the east of Burnt plain. (Deane.) Benjamin H. was b. Sep. 5, 1820, m. Lydia, da. Ephraim Whiting, of Ab'n., July 3, 1843, and lives on Main st. Shoemaker. No ch.
Ezra, b. 1724. was s. Joseph, s. Lt. James, s. Walter, who was of Scit. 1651, and purchased a farm of Mr. Hatherly, on the North side of Farm Neck. The cove within the glades still bears the name of Briggs's harbor. (Deane.) Ezra d. in H., Oct. 22, 1804, and his wid. Nov. 26, 1805. He lived back of where his grandson, Joseph, now resides, East of Washington st., and was a soldier in the Revolution. ch.:
2. Ezra Briggs jr., son of Ezra, married (1) Margaret, da. William Curtis, May 13, 1784, who d. Aug. 16, 1788. And (2) Lydia Southward, of Dux'y., May 1, 1789. He d. Nov. 2, 1815, and his wid. May 1, 1840, ae. 74. He was out in the Rev'n. It is said that he lived for a time on Main st., and that his house stood where stands that of Joseph Brooks, jr. ch.:
3. Joseph, s. Ezra (2) m. Jane Paine, of Newburyport, Ap. 23, 1817. Lived first on Main st. in the house occupied by Henry Curtis, built by Mr. B. ab. 1820, and now resides on Washington st., in the house built by himself in 1836. Farmer. ch.:
BROOKS or BROOKE.
Samuel, was s. Gilbert, s. Nathaniel, s. ae. 20, who, with his bro. Gilbert, ae. 14, came to N. Eng. in 1635, in the Blessing, John Liecester, master. Wm. was in Scit. in 1644, and his farm was South of Till's, afterwards Dwelley's creek. Samuel lived on Walnut street, in a house built there before the present road was laid out, and to which the access was by a cart path through land of Capt. Elisha Barrell, near his house. By w. Elizabeth, da. Thomas Gray, of Dublin, he had:
2. Joseph Brooks, bro. of Samuel, m. (1) Lydia, Stetson, 1769, who d. Aug. 17, 1792; and (2) Sarah, Dunbar, 1794. He lived on Curtis, now Main st., in the house owned by James Brooks, and built by Sam'l. Curtis, and there d. Dec. 20., 1820, ae. 74, and his wid. ab. 1840, ae. 93. ch.:
NOTE. -Mr. B., when but 6 yrs. old, went to live with Sam'l. Curtis, and remained with him until his death, and then occupied the house until his own death.
3. Curtis, s. Joseph (2) m. Anne Southward, of Dux'y., Feb. 10, 1793, was selectman in 1811 and '12, and d. Aug. 31, 1817. His wid. is still living with Mr. Samuel Brooks, on Main st., in the house built by her husband, and occupied by him until his death. ch:
A pair of silver shirt buttons is preserved in this family, a present from Rev. John Mellen, to Mrs. B., on the birth of her first twins. He did not repeat the gift on the birth of the second.
4. Joseph, s. Joseph (2) m. (1) Mary Tower, of Scit., Jan. 16, 1803, who d. Mar. 21, 1847, and (2) wid. Hannah Serles, June 10, 1849. Lived in his father's house until his 2d marriage, and now in the Charles Donnell house, and is part owner of the shingle and box-board mill, known as Brooks' upper mill. He was Selectman in 1837. ch.:
5. Samuel, s. Curtis (3) m. Mehitable Larkum, of Beverly, and lives on Main st., in the house built by Curtis Brooks, ab. 1794. ch.:
6. Thomas, s. Curtis (3) m. (1) Mary Curtis, Feb. 28, 1816, and (2) Laura Almy, 1837. Was for ab. 12 yrs. Dea. of the Baptist Church, and moved to Tremont, Ill., where his w. d. in 1852. He is Dea. of the Bap. Church in Tremont. ch.:
7. Ara, s. Curtis (3) m. Hannah Briggs, Feb. 20, 1823, and lives in Bowdoinham, Me. He is Dea. of the Bap. Church in Richmond, Me. Has Lydia A.; Elizabeth; Hannah; Jane; Jonathan K.; Ara C.; and Luther S. Lost 2, d. young.
8. Dea. John, s. Curtis (3) m. Emma Mann, Dec. 4, 1823, and lives on Main st., in the house built by Levi Mann, ab. 1790, and which has been occupied by Mr. B. since 1832. He is a respectable and intelligent farmer, and is Dea. of the Baptist Church. ch.:
9. Joseph, s. Joseph (4) m. Emily T., da. Robert Gardner, of H'm., and lives on Main st., in the house built by himself ab. 1846, on the spot where stood the house of Ezra Briggs. Has been Town Clerk and Treasurer, since 1846. A shoemaker by trade. ch.:
NOTE.-There was a Taylor Brooks in H., 1750, a shipwright, but left no ch. on record.
Benj. F., s. Loammi, of Harvard, Mass., b. Jan. 23, 1810, m. Matilda, da. Lemuel Jenkins, of Ab'n., and lives in H., on Washington st., in the old Belcher Sylvester house. A shoemaker by trade. ch.:
John H., of E. Bridg'r., s. Francis, is a descendant of John, from Somersetishire, Eng'd., who settled in Dux’y, 1639, and who was an original proprietor of W. Bridg'r., and the first Town Clerk. John H. m. Fanny, da. Amos Bates, and lives on Circuit st. ch.;
Rev. Calvin, Fourth Pastor of the Church in H., was s. of Capt. Joseph, who d. in H., June, 1812, ae. 88, and perhaps a descendant of the Chadwicks, who were early in Wat. He grad. Dart. Coll., 1786, m. Melatiah Nye, of Oakham, and sett. first in Rochester, and then in H., in 1806, and d. in Va., in 1818 (?) He was proprietor of an Academy, in Rochester, and founder of the Academy in H., and a man highly esteemed, and eminently useful. He was Rep. of the town in 1811. See the chapters on Education, and on Ecclesiastical History, for further particulars of his life. His wid. is still living in Boston, with her son Ebenezer N. ch.:
Henry, Shoemaker, according to Daniel Cushing's Record, with his wife, and mother, and 2 ch., came from Hm., Eng'd, and sett. Mass., in 1638, in which year he was freeman, and a grant of 5 ac. of land was made to him "at the head of Nicholas Jacobs." In 1645, he had a grant of swamp land, "that is the Towns by the highway to Potkey (?) hill;" and in both eases, he is called the Smith. He had a son Henry, and he a son Nathaniel, who was of Scit., and received grants of land in 1693, on the east of Dead Swamp, now called Chamberlin Plain. He also owned land in Duxbury, in 1710, according to Winsor. His son Freedom, was of Pemb., b. 1697, m. Mary Soule, Ap. 3, 1722, and had Nathaniel, Sep. 24, 1722, and ten others, several of whom sett. in Bridg'r, where their descendants still reside.(See Mitchell's Bridgewater, Deane's Scituate, and Lincoln's Bi-Centennial Address. My sketch of the family is a little different from Deane's and Mitchell's, and was obtained from the readers of Hm., Scit., and Pemb.)
2. Nathaniel, s. Freedom, of Pemb., m. (1) Sarah Foster, Dec. 17, 1743, who d. 1765; and (2) Deliverance, da. Thomas Snell, of Bridg'r, 1767, and d. in 1814, ae. 91, and his w. the same year, ae, 86. He was in H. in 1747, and for a few years after. Most of his ch. sett. in Bridg'r, and their posterity still reside there. But one son sett. in H., viz., Josiah, who was b. Oct. 13, 1764.
3. Josiah, s. Nath'l. (2) was of H., and lived first in a house owned by Capt. Rob't L. Eells, which stood on Wash'n. .st., near Wm. Curtis's, and then built on Spring st., where his son Josiah now resides. He m. (1) Lucy Pratt, Nov. 25, 1784, who d. Mar. 26, 1789; and (2) Abigail Crooker, of Pemb., Mar. 18, 1790, and d. Oct. 18, 1829, and.his wid. Nov. 7, 1847, ae. 83. (She was b. Oct. 16, 1764.) ch.:
4. Josiah, s. Josiah (3) m. Sophia Taylor, of Scit., Aug. 26, 1821, and lives on his father's place. A shoemaker by trade. ch.:
5. Nathaniel F., s. Josiah (3) m. (1) Phebe Bates, Nov. 10, 1832; and (2) Mary R. Bates, June 11, 1837, and lives on Centre st:, in the house built by Dan'l. Chapman, where stood the house built by Ezekiel Stetson, for his father, Seth. ch.:
6. Josiah W., s. Josiah (4) m. (1) Melinda Coxe, of H’n., Sep. 12, 1841, who d. Dec. 21, 1845; and (2) Sarah T. Ewell, of Scit., Nov. 30, 1848, and lives on Broadway, in part of the Salmond house. Shoemaker. ch.:
7. Norman, s. of Alpheus, of Mansfield, Ct., b. May 19, 1819, m. Rebecca S., da. Thomas O. Bates, Oct. 4, 1841, and lives on Hanover st, in what was the Ephriam Palmer house, afterwards occupied by Dr. Dwelley. He is a shoemaker by trade. ch.:
NOTE.-There are several distinct families of Chamberlin's in N. Eng., descendants of different persons who came early to the country. Richard was in Boston in 1642. Thomas was freeman, 1644. Edmund was in Chelmsford in 1665, and there was a family early in Ct. The name is found in England as early as 1069, and is on the famous Battle Abbey Roll.
Henry D., s. Isaac, of Duey., b. July 14, 1825, came to H. in 1849, lives at the Four Corners, and is a carriage trimmer, and harness maker, which business he had previously carried on in Boston. Not m. See the chapter on Manufactures, &c.
Ralph, ae. 20, was of Southwark, Eng'd., and came to Am., in the Elizabeth, of London, Wm. Stagg, master, in 1635. He was of Dux'y., in 1640, a ship carpenter by trade, and afterwards of Mf'd. He m. Lydia Wills, Nov. 23, 1642, and d. ab. 1671, leaving sev. ch., of whom Ralph, had a son John, who was of Hanover. The name of Chapman is quite common in England.
2. John, s. Ralph, jr., m. Sarah, da. Abraham Booth, June, 1730, and was first of Newport, R. I., and then of H., where he d. Jan. 3, 1811, at the advanced age of 105. He is said to have retained, to a remarkable degree, his health and vigor to the last, and about "two years previous to his death, he rode on horseback a distance of nine miles, to visit his great grand daughter, that he might hold on his knees her two children, his descendants in the fifth generation. Going into the yard, he split a log of wood, mounted without assistance, and returned home“.(Winsor's Dux’y., p. 244.) He was of the Society of Friends. But one of his sons has descendants in H., viz: John, b. Ap. 5, 1741.
3. John, s. John (2) m. (1) Ruth Torrey, Mar. 13, 1766; (2) Abigail Bates,Mar. 22, 1786; and (3) Bethia Gardner, of Pemb., Dec. 14, 1790, and d. in H. May 20, 1809, and his wid. in Dec., 1841, ae. 83. The only one of his ch. residing in H., is Daniel, b. Jan. 27, 1800. The fa. lived for a time, on a small island, in George's swamp, off the road, about one mile from Enos Bates', between his house and that of Thos. M. Bates.
4. Daniel, s. John (3) m. Clara Burbank, and lived first a short distance W. of the centre meeting house, where Nath'l. F. Chamberlin resides, and built that house. He now lives on Washington st., on what was formerly the Joshua Simmons' place, in the house built by himself, which stands where stood that of Mr. Simmons, which was torn down by Mr. C. ch.:
Richard, b. 1608, s. Joseph, was freeman in Boston, 1630, and Plym'h., 1632, m. Elizabeth, da. Richard Warren, 1636, and was fa. of Col. Benja., the noted hero of the Indian Wars. In the life of Col. Church, drawn up by his son Thomas, it is said that Richard's fa. Joseph, "with two of his brethren, came early into New England, as refugees from the religious oppression of the parent state," and Deane suggests, that Richard, who was early in H'm., may have been one of these "brethren, and hence uncle to the warrior; and this Richard had a son Nathaniel, probably the one who sett. in Scit., in 1666, whose farm was on the North River, South of Cornet Stetson's, including the bald hills, and his house stood near the river, and nearly. opposite to Job's landing. Frum Nathaniel probably descended Timothy Church, of H.
2. Timothy s. Nathl (?) and grandson of Nath'l., of Scit. (?) m. Elizabeth Rose, Sep. 5, 1765, and lived E. of Washington st., near where Martin Church resides, and there d., Mar. 2, 1776, and his wid. Mar. 24, 1794. ch.:
3. Timothy, s. Timothy (2) m. Rebecca, da. Samuel Stetson, Nov. 27, 1796, and lived E. of Wash'n. st., where his wid. d., July 12, 1850, ae. 75. ch.:
4. William, s. Timothy (3) m. Lucy B., da. Robert Sylvester, July 29, 1821, and lives on Hanover st., on the place formerly owned by Rev. Mr. Bass, but in the house built by himself, in 1828. A tanner by trade. Was Selectman in 1849, ch.:
5. Samuel S., s. Timothy (3) m. Sarah E., da. Robert Sylvester, Dec. 14, 1828, who d. Dec. 28, 1850. He lives on Wash'n. st., in the house built by himself in 1828, on the spot where stood formerly the house of Jona. Pratt, which was torn down by Mr. C. ch.:
6. Martin, s. Timothy (3) m. Caroline, da. Edward Stetson, in May, 1832, and lives on Wash'n, st., opposite his brother's, in the house built by himself, where formerly stood that of Othniel Pratt. ch.:
7. Lewis C., s. David F., of Mf'd., b. Sep., 1816, m. Angeline, da. Calvin Bates, and lives on Winter st., in the house built by himself. Carpenter. ch.:
Thos., came from Plym'h. to Scit., in 1674, and his farm was on the W. of Walnut tree hill, adjoining that of Cornet Buck. He m. Martha Curtis, 1676, and had Thomas and other's.
Thomas Clark jr., succeeded to his father's house, and by w. Alice Rogers, whom he m. in 1705, had John, of Hanover, and others; and he and his w. moved to Rochester, in 1731. (Deane's Scit., 237.)
2. John, s. Thos. jr., m. Abigail Tolman, of Scit., who d. in H., a wid., Aug. 21, 1789, ae. 85. He lived in an ancient house, two stories high in front, sloping back nearly to the ground, which stood near the mansion of Mr. Samuel Salmond, on Wash'n. st., at the Four Corners. A shipwright by trade. ch.:
3. Nathaniel, s. John (2) lived on Washington st., where Henry Bates resides, and was a ship-carpenter by trade. He m. Alice Healy, Nov. 17, 1763, and d. in 1814, ae 73, and his wid. Jan. 11, 1818, ae. 75. See the chap. on Ship building. ch.:
4. Belcher, s. John (2) m. (1) Ann Wade, June 27, 1771, who d. ab. 1781; and (2) wid. Sarah Perry, da. Nath'l. Josselyn, of Pemb., Aug. 4, 1783, lived on Washington st., in a house which stood where stands that of Mr. Samuel Salmond, and was a ship-carpenter by trade. It is said that he was out in the Rev'n. ab. 8 mo's., at R. I., and elsewhere. He d. Oct. 17, 1826, ae. 84, and his wid. ab. 1831. ch.:
5. Benjamin H., s. Nath'l. (3) m. Mary Neal, Oct. 10, 1802, and had in H., Thos. G., Feb. 21, 1804; and Benj. H., Mar. 28, 1805. The fa. moved to Mf'd., where he now resides, and has other ch., of whom a da., Mary, m. Nath'l. H. Whiting, of M. Mr. C. was a school teacher part of the time in H., and after his removal to Mf 'd., was long in the employ of Mr. Jonathan Stetson.
6. Joseph W., s. Belcher (4) m. Beulah Bassett, of Kigs'n., who d. Oct. 19, 1847, ae. 67. Lives on Broadway. Followed the seas in his youth; but has lately given his attention to farming. ch.:
7. Zebulon, s. Belcher (4) m. Christiana, da. Isaac Josselyn, 1812, and lives on Broadway, near the Four Corners. Blacksmith, shipwright, farmer, &c. ch.:
Levi, s. Robert, of Scit., b. June 20, 1742, m. Debo. Curtis, Oct. 12, 1769, and it is said, lived where Enos Curtis does, on Whiting st., the place being called Corthell's hill. He had several ch., and moved to Me. His son Calvin, b. Feb. 16, 1775, m. Patience Vinal, of Mf 'd., was a blacksmith, lived nearly opposite Thos. M. Bates's, on Circuit st., and d. Aug. 16, 1839. His wid. is yet living. ch.:
CROOKER, or CROCKER.
Daniel, was in H., in 1736, m. Mary Ramsdell, Ap. 28, 1736, and had Daniel, b. June 5, 1740, who was father of Ensign, of E. Bridg'r., b. 1770, and gr. fa. of Ensign, of H. (?) also Tilden, b. 1755, who was of H., and others.
2. Tilden, s. Daniel, was a ship carpenter by trade, and kept tavern for a time, near the Four Corners, his house being now occupied by Rufus Farunm. He m. Priscilla Barker, of Pemb., and d. Sep. 8, 1818, ae. 63. ch.:
3. Ensign. s. Ensign, of E. Bridg'r., and gr. s. Dan'l., m. (1) Mary Bailey, Dec. 24, 1828, who d. May, 1841; and (2) Silvia Foster, Nov. 1841, and lives on Whiting st., in the house built by Caleb Whiting, jr., and Ezra Whiting. ch.:
NOTE.-We think it prob. that Dan'l., of H., descended from Francis Crooker, who was in Scit., in 1748, and who m. Mary Gaunt, of Banstable, 1644. Deane says of him, that " he has posterity in H."