Genealogical and Family History
of the

Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.

New York

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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]

[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]


Case is an ancient English surname, derived it is thought from the Anglo-Norman word meaning hazard and of the same class of surname as Hazard, but the more reasonable derivation is from the Latin Casa, meaning a house or cottage. The name is found in the Hundred Rolls in the thirteenth century.

(I) William Case, immigrant ancestor, was born in England. He came to the United States shortly after the revolution and became a school teacher. He acquired the trade of shipwright and engaged in business at Lubec, Maine, as a ship builder. He also kept a general store in that town.
1. Solomon Thayer, born Dec. 18, 1833, mentioned below.
2. William.
3. Eben.
4. Joseph.
5. George.
6. Increase, moved to Wisconsin in 1869; he had two sons in the civil war, John W. in the Sixth Maine, who was wounded in the leg, and Alonzo, who lost an eye in the service.
7. Thomas, went to Massachusetts.
8. Samuel, went to Oregon, became an Indian agent for the U. S. government, and died there.
9. Mary, marraied Dr. Frank Adams and lived in Litchfield, Maine, where he died.
10. Charles, went to Washington, where he died.

(II) Solomon Thayer, son of William Case, was born at Lubec, Maine, Dec. 18, 1833, died in 1903. He married Lorena Leighton, b. March 23, 1835, died June 16, 1908, at Lubec, daughter of Mark Leighton, b. 1809 at Lubec, a farmer, descendant of the Leighton family of New Hampshire, prominent from the earliest settlement at Dover and vicinity and at Kittery, Maine, and vicinity.
1. Irving Wardwell, born at Lubec, Feb. 19, 1866, mentioned below.
2. Mary E., born Jan. 11, 1868, married John Muholland, of Lubec; children: Gretchen, Francis, Lorine, Ivan M.
3. Charles Herman, born July 26, 1872.
4. Annie Baker, born Jan. 20, 1876, unmarried, a teacher in the public schools of Haverhill, Massachusetts.

(III) Irving Wardwell, son of Solomon Thayer Case, was born in Lubec, Maine, Feb. 19, 1866. He received his education in the public schools of his native town, spent his boyhood on his father's farm in Lubec, and was for a number of years clerk in a general store in his native town. In 1897 he was appointed by President McKinely postmaster of Lubec and in 1903 and 1907 re-appointed by President Roosevelt. In the meantime the office has been raised form the fourth to the third class.
Mr. Case has been a thoroughly efficient and eminently satisfactory public officer.
From the time he came of age Mr. Case has been an active Republican. He has been a member of the Lubec school board from 1887 to 1897. He is a member of Washington Lodge, No. 37, Free and Accepted Masons, of Lubec; of Eastern Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Eastport. he had been master of the lodge and is past district deupty grand master of the second Masonic district of Maine. He is a member of Cobscook Tribe, Improved Order of Red Men; of the Modern Woodmen of America; the Golden Cross and of Lubec Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, of which he is past master. He is active in the Lubec board of trade. He is a member of the Christian church, trustee and librarian of the Lubec purlic library.
He married, May 1, 1899, Mary Rowena, born Sept. 26, 1872, daughter of Captain Albrion and Ann Maria (Constock) Davis. Her father was born April 10, 1832, served in the U.S. navy in the civil war, and was a master mariner.


The name Eaton figures in American history, and American biography limited to the names of notable personages give place to twenty-three of the names as follows:
Amos Easton (1776-1842), a noted botanist.
Amos Beebe Eaton (1806-1887), major-general U. S. Army.
Asa Eaton (1778-1858), Episcopal clergyman.
Benjamin Harrison Eaton (1833-1904), governor of Colorado.
Daniel Cody Eaton (1834-1895), botanist.
Daniel Cody Eaton (1837), educator and author.
Dorman Bridgman Eaton (1828-1899), lawyer and author.
Edward Dwight Eaton (1851), president of Beliot College.
George Washington Eaton (1804-1872), president Washington University, Hamilton, New York.
Horace Eaton (1804-1855), governor of Vermont.
James R. Eaton (1834), educator, Liberty, Missouri.
James Webster Eaton (1857-1901), lawyer.
John Eaton (1829-1906), educator.
John Henry Eaton (1790-1856), United States senator.
Joseph Hayward Eaton (1812-1859), president Union University, Tennessee.
Joseph Oriel Eaton (1829-1875), painter.
Luciem Eaton (1831-1890), lawyer.
Samuel J. M. Eaton, D.D. (1820-1889), representative in U. S. congress.
Thomas T. Eaton (1845-1907), editor and clergyman.
William Eaton (1764-1811), bridgadier-general U. S. army.
William Hadley Eaton (1818-1896), clergyman and author.
William Wallace Eaton (1816-1898), U. S. senator.
Wyatt Eaton (1849-1896), painter.

(For ancestry to sixth generations see Jonas Eaton (I) on another page.) [trans note: I hope we come across 'another page'....]

(VII) Joseph Emerson, son of Jonas (5) and Mary (Corey) Eaton, was born in Groton, Middlesex county, Mass., 1809, died Aug. 4, 1868. He removed from Groton to St. Croix region, New Brunswick, where he reached manhood and engaged with other members of the family in the lumber business, in which he was succeeded by his son, Bradley L. Eaton.
Joseph E. Eaton married, in 1832, Jane Wright, of St. Stephens, New Brunswick.
1. Charles H., a resident of Calais, Maine; married Sarah Keith of Portland, Maine.
2. Joseph E., a resident of Calais; married Mary Simpson of Brooklyn, New York.
3. Elizabeth, married Albert Benton of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
4. Albert C., married Ella Lovering, of Houlton, Maine.
5. Herbert W., a resident of Calais, unmarried.
6. Bradley Llewellyn, mentioned below.
Joseph Emerson Eaton married (second) Elizabeth Roache.
7. Mary J., of Boston, Mass.; unmarried.
8. William, died in infancy.

(VIII) Bradley Llewellyn, son of Joseph Emerson and Jane (Wright) Eaton, was born in Milltown, St. Stephens, New Brunswick, Dec. 5, 1850. He was a pupil in the common schools of St. Stephens and for five years in the excellent public schools of Boston and Andover, Mass. When sixteen years of age his father died and he took his place in the lumber business on the St. Croix river, which he carried on from the city of Calais, Maine, 1866-87. He removed to New York City in 1887, and two years later became a partner in the lumber business conducted by Church E. Gates & Company, a leading firm in their line in New York City, with large yards at One Hundred and Thirty-eighth street and Fourth avenue, and Webster avenue, near Bedford Park, in the Bronx district of Greater New York.
He was made a member of the Masonic fraternity, holding membership in the St. Croix Lodge, Calais, Maine, and the Hugh de Payens Commandery, also of Calais. He is a member of Harlem Social and Harlem Republican clubs, of the New York Yacht, New York Athletic and the Larchmont Yacht clubs.
He was made a director of the Mount Morris Bank and of the Metropolitan Bank, both of the city of New York. With his family he attends the Congregational church.
He married, Oct. 10, 1872, Vashti, daughter of Ephraim C. and Vashti Gates, of Calais, Maine.
1. Jane Vashti, born May 28, 1874.
2. Church Gates, b. Dec. 18, 1876, died Dec. 2, 1878.
3. F. Emerson, b. Nov. 13, 1878, died Oct. 31, 1881.
4. Grace Llewellyn, b. Jan. 21, 1883.
5. Ruth Lois, b. Oct. 20, 1884.
6. Walter Bradley, b. July 9, 1888.


Several immigrants of this name arrives very early in Massachusetts. The first seems to have been Charles Chadwick, born 1596, who made application to the general court of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay to be admitted a freeman to the town of Watertown, where he had settled, Oct. 19, 1630. He was thirty-four years of age at the time, and at the session of the general court held on May 18, 1631, he was duly admitted to the privileges in the government of the town and of the church as a freeman, on taking the oath prescribed by law of the colony. He was elected selectman of the town in 1637, and many times thereafter up to 1672. He was a deputy for the town in the general court in 1657-59.
He died April 10, 1682, and his will dated June 30, 1681, mentions his wife, Elizabeth (who died Feb. 22, 1684) and his kinsmen Thomas and John Chadwick and Charles, eldest son of John. When he came from England, his wife Elizabeth, and sons John and Thomas and possibly other children, came with him. Evidently his children all died before 1681, as he gave his property to kinsmen.

(I) Sergeant John Chadwick, born about 1650, may have been a son of Charles Chadwick, of Watertown. He was an active and prominent citizen of Boxford, Mass., where he served as selectman, and died Sept. 2, 1707. He was buried in Bradford, where his gravestone is still found. There is no record of his children in Boxford, but some of them are known to have lived in that town or Bradford, namely:
John, Abigail, Eunice, Sarah, Edmund and Jonathan.

(II) Edmund, son of Sergeant John Chadwick, was born about 1695 and resided in Bradford. He was married there Dec. 11, 1718, to Mary Kimball, of that town, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Green) Kimball. She was born Dec. 30, 1700, in Bradford.
Mary, Abigail, James, Samuel, Sarah, William, Ebenezer, Dorothy and Elizabeth.

(III) James, eldest son of Edmund and Mary (Kimball) Chadwick, was born Dec. 14, 1724, in Bradford, and died in that town Feb. 2, 1755. He married March 5, 1752, Mary Thurston, born March 4, 1725, in Bradford, a daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Gage) Thurston.
Hannah, who became the wife of Jonathan Blanchard, of Canterbury, N. H.

(IV) Edmund (2), only son of James and Mary (Thurston) Chadwick, was born April 1, 1754, in Bradford, and settled in Boscawen, N. H., where he was a deacon and prominent in civil affairs, and died Aug. 20, 1819.
He married June 27, 1778, Susanna Atkinson, born June 15, 1758, in Newbury, Mass., daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Hale) Atkinson.
Samuel, James W., Hannah, Joseph, Mary and Cyrus.

(V) James W., second son of Edmund (2) and Susanna (Atkinson) Chadwick, was born Dec. 1, 1787, in Boscawen, N. H., and settled in Hopkinton, same state. The records of the last-named town are very meager and contain little information of him. His wife Mary, surname unknown, was born June 16, 1784. They settled in Friendship, Knox county, Maine, where Mr. Chadwick died Feb. 11, 1864, and was survived nearly seven years by his wife, who passed away Dec. 20, 1870.
Isaac, born Nov. 25, 1811.
William, born Oct. 26, 1813.
Oliver P., born Feb. 9, 1817.
Mary Ann, born July 13, 1819.
Cyrus Hill, the subject of the next paragraph.

(VI) Cyrus Hill, son of James W. and Mary Chadwick, was born Nov. 28, 1823, in Friendship, Knox county, Maine. He became a master mariner and owner of sailing vessels with which he had considerable trade along the Atlantic coast and Gulf coast ports, in lumber. Having retired from the sea, he became the owner of Burnt Island, containing two hundred and ninety-three acres of land, on which he engaged in farming, and kept three hundred sheep. He died there Aug. 7, 1899.
He married Nancy, daughter of Captain James Stone, a shipmaster and subsequently a merchant in Cushing, Maine, and his wife, Elizabeth (Seavey) Stone.
Cyrus Warren, Thomas Hiram, James Oliver and Alton Delano.
The second [trans. note: that would be Thomas Hiram, I guess] was master of the schooner, "Jesse Starr," and was lost at sea off Cape Henry, March 8, 1907.
The mother of these children survived her husband more than six years, and died Oct. 3, 1905.

(VII) Cyrus Warren, eldest son of Cyrus Hill and Nancy (Stone) Chadwick, of Cushing, Maine, was born in Friendship, Knox county, Maine, Sept. 30, 1846. He attended school at Cushing, Maine, from his sixth to his eleventh year, and then went to sea with his father and became a master mariner when he was sixteen years old. He continued in command of a coastwise vessel of which he was part owner, his being the schooner "Lizzie Chadwick," named for his only child. His trips were uniformly successful and his record trip from Thomaston, Maine, to New York was made in forty-two hours and fifteen minutes. His cargoes brought into different U. S. ports have been estimated to aggregate thirty million feet of yellow pine and spruce lumber. He retired from the sea, and in April, 1891, established himself at No. 30 South street in the city of New York as ship broker, in which business he became associated with Charles H. Potter, of Brooklyn, N. Y., the firm being C. W. Chadwick & Company. Capt. Chadwick, during his active life as a master mariner, traded largely with the West Indies and Southern Atlantic and Gulf states, and owned numerous vessels which he continues to control even after retiring from active mastership. In 1908 he was the owner of twenty or more vessels engaged in the coastwise trade.
He affiliated with the Masonic fraternity from the time he was initiated into the mysteries of the Ancient Order of Free and Accepted Masons through Oriental Lodge, No. 126, of Thomastone, Maine. He is a charter member of Elizabeh City Lodge, No. 114, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and a member of Ocean View Commandery, No. 233, United Order of the Golden Cross, South Portland, Maine. He became a member of the Maritime Exchange of New York City in 1894, and became a stockholder of the New York Commercial Underwriters Insurance Company in 1908.
He married July 4, 1870, Helen, daughter of Captain James and Jane M. (Sterling) Trefethen, of Friendship, Maine, and their only child is Lizzie Florence, born in Cushing, Maine, June 8, 1887.

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