History of the Town of
Canterbury, New Hampshire
By James Otis Lyford,
Editor of History of Concord, N.H.
Author of the Life of Edward H. Rollins
In Two Volumes
HEATH to JONES
[transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. ABRAHAM(2) HEATH, son of Isaac(1) and Susan (Hall) Heath, was b. 9 Aug., 1783, in Hampstead; m. 25 May, 1813, Mary Morrill in Chester. He d. 29 Aug., 1866; she, 3 Jan., 1839.
2. JOSEPH(3) HEATH (Abraham(2), Isaac(1)) b. 11 Dec., 1823, in Northfield; m. 21 Dec., 1848, in Gilmanton, Caroline M. Grant, b. 27 Oct., 1825, a dau. of Samuel and Hannah Durrell Grant. Joseph Heath d. 23 April, 1892, in C., where he had resided since 1849. Children:
1. JOSEPH SMART(2) HEATH was b. in C., 4 March, 1800. His parents, Caleb(1) and Abigail (Carter) Heath, Jr., were m. in C., in 1799. He m. in C. 3 March, 1836, Jemima Clough, dau. of James and Mehitable (Berry) Lake, and d. in C. 7 Dec., 1872. His wife d. 25 Jan., 1891. Children:
2. MARY WEBSTER(3) HEATH (Joseph(2), Caleb(1)) b. 28 July, 1838; m. in Jan., 1860, Merrill Moore. She d. 8 May, 1901. Children:
3. RUTH EMILY(3) HEATH (Joseph(2), Caleb(1)) b. 28 March, 1841; m. 23 Sept., 1858, in C., Edmund, son of Samuel and ---- (Emerson) Lougee, b. in Loudon, and d. in C. 8 July, 1891. She d. 11 Aug., 1873. Child:
4. JOSEPH WALTER(3) HEATH (Joseph(2), Caleb(1)) b. 22 Sept., 1847; m. in C. 9 Sept., 1865, Phebe, dau. of Hiram C. and Alma (Pevere) Squiers. (See Squiers Gen.) He d. in C. 13 March, 1878. Children:
5. SADIE ELIZA(4) MOORE (Mary(3), Joseph(2), Caleb(1)) b. 13 Feb., 1871; m. 13 Feb., 1887, Fred L. Watson. Children:
6. MAE BELLE(4) LOUGEE (Ruth Emily(3), Joseph(2), Caleb(1)) b. 22 March, 1868; m. 8 Jan., 1889, James A. Butler and had four children; m. second, 3 Feb., 1910, John W. Dresser of Franklin. Children by first marriage:
1. WILLIAM(1) HEATH and his wife, Mary, came from London, Eng., on the frigate Lyon, landing in this country Sept., 1632. His five children were all b. in London. The family settled in Roxbury, Mass. William was a member of the First Assembly of Deputies, 14 May, 1634, and for some years subsequently. He d. 29 May, 1652. His wife, Mary, d. 16 Dec., 1659.
2. PELEG(2) HEATH was the son of William(1) and Mary, and the father of
3. WILLIAM(3) HEATH.
4. SAMUEL(4) HEATH was b. 27 Dec., 1701, in Roxbury, Mass., but settled in Plaistow, and was a farmer. Date of death unknown but he was living as late as 1794, with his son Samuel(5) in Bristol.
5. SAMUEL(5) HEATH (Samuel(4), William(3), Peleg(2), William(1)) was b. 1754 in Plaistow; m. 11 April, 1782, Sarah Webster of Plymouth. He moved to Bristol in 1785. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary army from Plaistow. He d. 13 June, 1833. His wife d. 7 July, 1839, in Bristol.
6. ROBERT(6) HEATH (Samuel(5), Samuel(4)) b. 14 Nov., 1789; m. first, 7 April, 1812, Hannah Nelson, b. 21 Feb., 1792; d. 6 Jan., 1841; m. second, Mrs. Polly B., widow of Joseph Dow. She d. 31 July, 1863. He d. 8 Oct., 1853. Children all by first marriage, b. in Bristol:
7. LEVI NELSON(7) HEATH (Robert(6), Samuel(5), Samuel(4)) b. 3 March, 1829; m. first, 20 Feb., 1851, Susannah C., dau. of John Gordon of New Hampton. She d. 11 June, 1875. Levi Heath m. second, Mrs. Julia Scales, dau. of Augustus Atwood of Danbury. He d. 11 May, 1904. Children by first marriage:
Alfred H. Heath was a resident of C. for several years; after his marriage removed to Bristol. He d. 12 June, 1908, in Bristol.
8. EDWIN GORDON(8) HEATH (Levi(7), Robert(6), Samuel(5)) b. 31 Jan., 1858, in Bristol; m. 14 Aug., 1884, in C., Anna Eliza, dau. of Joseph Clough and Laura Adams (Cogswell) Sanborn, who was b. 7 March, 1851, in C. Anna E. Sanborn was the granddau. of Benjamin Sanborn and Hannah Clough, and the great-great-granddau. of the Rev. Abiel Foster and his second wife, Mary Rogers; also on the Cogswell side she is a direct descendant of the first settled minister of C. Edwin G. Heath has been a resident of C. since the autumn of 1877. In the fall of 1881 he went to the Borough and lived for a time on the Ames place, then removed to the Sanborn homestead where he now resides. He spent the winter of 1879-80 traveling in the South, in the interests of the South Publishing Co. of N.Y. City. He visited cities of Md., Va., N. and S.C., Ga., and Fla. Child: Chester Earl(9), b. 18 March, 1887, in C.; m. 30 April, 1910, Mary Abby, dau. of George F. and Adelia (Jones) Kelley of Gilmanton.
1. Lucca H.(1) HERRICK of Sanbornton m. first, Clarissa Arlin of C. who d. 30 April, 1851, aged 52 years; m. second, Rachel A. Blake, b. 2 May, 1810, d. 6 Dec., 1885. Mr. Herrick lived in C. about 25 years and d. in E. Concord 8 March, 1880, aged 81 years. Children by first marriage:
2. MARY A.(2) HERRICK (James H.(1)) b. 1825; m. Sylvester Lovering of Loudon who d. 20 Sept., 1905, aged 85 years. She d. 13 Feb., 1909, aged 84 years. They had an adopted son, Roscoe C. Lovering, who m. Jennie Wiggin. He d. 26 Dec., 1889, leaving a son, Roscoe Lovering.
1. JOHN(1) HILL was b. 28 June, 1773, in Barrington; m. Abigail Cram, b. 22 Oct., 1775, in Pittsfield. He d. 27 Aug., 1833. Children:
2. TRUEWORTHY(2) HILL (John(1)) b. 8 Jan., 1798, in Pittsfield; m. first, Jan., 1818, Almira Wheeler, b. 24 March, 1798, d. 13 Jan., 1852; m. second, 26 March, 1855, Mary Nudd of C., b. 2 July, 1813. He d. 20 Feb., 1872. Children by first marriage:
1. DANIEL(1) HILLS was b. in Haverhill, Mass., in 1727. "His name first appears on the tax list in 1792." He and his four sons bought land on Bay Hill, Northfield. "The deeds to the first purchase are dated 1788." He m. Hannah Emery of Haverhill, Mass., and it is supposed that they d. in Northfield. Children:
3. SAMUEL(3) HILLS (David(2), Daniel(1)) b. 25 Dec., 1808; m. 6 Dec., 1832, Judith Clough of C., b. 6 Dec., 1808. He was a blacksmith and spent his whole life at C. Center. He was a dea. of the Congregational Church from 1853 till his death, 13 April, 1882. Mrs. Hills d. 8 Sept., 1888. Child: Mary Eliza(4), b. 2 Feb., 1834; m. 3 June, 1852, John P. Kimball of C., b. in Boscawen 23 Dec., 1827. She d. 6 Nov., 1874. (See Kimball Gen.) The early records of this family are from the Northfield History.
1. HENRY HIRAM(2) HOUSER, son of Jesse(1) and Mary Steffe Houser, was b. 25 April, 1845, in McVeytown, Penn.; m. 19 Jan., 1871, in Concord, Susan Augusta, dau. of Joseph Moody and Elizabeth Emery (Fellows) Foster. (See Foster Gen.) Children, b. in C.:
2. JOSEPH MOODY(3) HOUSER (Henry H.(2), Jesse(1)) b. 18 Sept., 1873; m. 1894, Stella N. Sargent of C., b. 28 Nov., 1874; d. 23 March, 1907, in C. Children, all b. in C.:
3. HARRY HIRAM(3) HOUSER (Henry H.(2), Jesse(1)) b. 25 July, 1879; m. 1901, Catharine McIsaac, b. 6 March, 1880. Child:
1. JOHN(1) HOWE, b. 1781 in Bow; m. Abigail ----, b. 1781 in Epsom. He d. 1 March, 1838; she d. 3 March, 1849, both in C. John Howe served in the War of 1812. This branch of the Howe family is descended from Lord Timothy Howe. Children:
2. SAMUEL NEWELL(3) HOWE (John(2)) b. 29 Oct., 1819, in C.; m. Abby, dau. of John Scates. He removed to Boston, Mass., in 1842; d. 28 Jan., 1902. She d. 19 Dec., 1868. Children:
3. CHARLES O(3) HOWE (Samuel Newell(2), John(1)) b. 3 Feb., 1848, in Boston, Mass., where he m. 5 April, 1870, Emma, dau. of Lorenzo D. Snell. Children:
4. EMMA J.(3) HOWE (Samuel Newell(2), John(1)) b. 22 Oct., 1851; m. Hoyt McComb. She d. Dec., 1909.
5. FRANK N.(3) HOWE (Samuel Newell(2), John(1)) b. 24 Aug., 1854; m. 26 Nov., 1876, at Beverly, Mass., Rebecca P., dau. of Gorham P Newhall. He d. 20 Aug., 1906, at Beverly, Mass. Children:
6. GEORGE G.(4) HOWE (Frank N.(3), Samuel Newell(2), John(1)) b. 25 April, 1877; m. 14 June, 1905, Nancy Kennedy. Child: Eleanor M.(5), b. 7 Oct., 1908.
1. JOHN(1) HOYT, an original settler of Salisbury, Mass. He was probably b. between 1610 and 1615. He was sergeant of Salisbury Military Co., 1658. Had two wives, both were named Frances. He m. first, about 1635; she d. 23 Feb., 1642-43; m. second, 1643-44. He d. 28 Feb., 1687-88.
2. THOMAS(2) HOYT (John(1)) b. 1 Jan., 1640-41; m. Mary, dau. of William and Elizabeth Brown of Salisbury. Lived in Salisbury until his removal to Amesbury between 1680 and 1685.
3. LIEUT. THOMAS(3) HOYT (Thomas(2), John(1)) m. first, 22 May, 1689, Elizabeth Huntington, who d. 29 Jan., 1721-22; m. second, 18 Nov., 1722, Widow Mary Barnard (probably widow of Joseph). Mary d. 1740-41. He lived at "Pond Hill," Amesbury, where he was prominent in town affairs.
4. THOMAS(4) HOYT (Lieut. Thomas(3), Thomas(2), John(1)) b. 18 Jan., 1703-04; m. 20 Jan., 1725-26, Ruth Barnard, granddau. of Thomas Barnard. He received the west half of his father's farm and probably lived on it. He d. in 1743 or early in 1744.
5. THOMAS(5) HOYT (Thomas(4), Thomas(3), Thomas(2), John(1)) b. 17 May, 1731. Probably m. Miriam Kimball of Haverhill, Mass., 5 Sept., 1754. He was a tanner; moved to C. in 1771-72 and d. in the Revolutionary war, 1 Sept., 1778. His widow, Miriam, m. 26 Nov., 1781, in C., Benjamin Blanchard. Children by the first marriage:
The Huckins families of N.H. appear to have been descendants of Robert(1) Huckins, who was in Dover in 1640, one of the signers of the "Dover Combination," b. doubtless in Devonshire or Cornwall, Eng. He had only one son, Lieut. James(2), who in turn had only one son, Robert(3). From the latter the descent is Robert(4), Isaac(5), to Joseph(6) and Samuel(6), to the two families identified with C. Joseph was b. 6 Aug., 1777, in Barnstead. He was of Pittsfield in 1800 and Bridgewater in 1814; m. before 1800 Nancy, dau. of Ezekiel and Mary (Dow) Collins, b. 22 April, 1774, in Salisbury, Mass., d. 14 Sept., 1862. He d. 19 July, 1858, in Bridgewater. Children:
NATHAN C.(7) HUCKINS (Joseph(6), Isaac(5), Robert(4), Robert(3), Lieut. James(2), Robert(1)) b. 10 Aug., 1800; d. 9 July, 1869, in C.; m. 19 March, 1822, Sarah, dau. of Nathaniel and Jane (Moore) Whidden, b. 30 March, 1803, in C., d. 31 July, 1895, in Tilton. Children, b. in Groton:
SAMUEL(6) HUCKINS (Isaac(5), Robert(4), Robert(3), Lieut. James(2), Robert(1)) b. in Barnstead 22 Nov., 1781. He left Pittsfield in 1790 and settled in C. about 1803. He was a blacksmith and located in the Hill's Corner school district, first at the junction of the Gilmanton road with the most easterly road running
to Northfield. The foundation of his house is still visible from the highway. Three years later, he moved near Hill's Tavern, where he resided until his death, 18 Nov., 1853. He m. Polly, dau. of Nathaniel and Jane (Moore) Whidden, 24 March, 1805, b. in C. 7 July, 1785, d. 7 Dec., 1842; m. second, 8 Nov., 1844, Mrs. Mary Moulton (Kimball) Tilton of C., b. 23 Jan., 1797, d. 6 July, 1868. Children by first wife b. in C.:
1. PHILIP(1) HUNTOON, the immigrant ancestor, b. about 1664, m. first, about 1687, Betsey Hall of Exeter; m. second, Hannah ----, who d. 22 Dec., 1741. The first mention found of Philip is his name attached to "The humble Addresse of the inhabitants and train solders of ye Province of New Hampshire (Feb. 20, 1689.) to the Hon. the Governour and Council of their Maj. Colony of the Matthathuset in New England," setting forth that they were destitute of power sufficient to put themselves in a capacity of defence against the common enemy, and
praying that protection may be afforded them as formerly. On 21 Feb., 1697, the town of Exeter granted to "phillip huntune thirty acres of land joining to a piece of swamp, had formerly." Another grant is found on 6 March, 1699. On 12 June, 1702, Philip deeded a portion of this land. He left Exeter about 1703 and settled in Kingston, where, in 1707, he with others deserted the town on account of danger from the Indians. The other inhabitants being much weakened thereby it was ordered: "That Mr. Secretary Story write to the Captains of Exeter and Hampton, that they forthwith direct the persons aforesaid to return to their former habitations in Kingstown for the strengthening of the place against the common enemy, and in case they shall refuse to do so, the said captains are hereby ordered that when they send soldiers to her majesty's fort, William and Mary, that the above persons be the first that shall be sent there." They undoubtedly refused to return, and subsequent events proved that Philip, at least, had some cause for his fear. However, in 1708 Philip was again at home in Kingston, for he deeds the land he bought of Lieut. John Faulsom on the north division of "Pickpocket Path." July 22, 1710, while Philip and eldest son, Samuel, were ploughing not far from his house, they were surrounded by a band of Indians who fired upon them. Samuel fell mortally wounded. Philip and a neighbor were taken prisoners and suffered terrible cruelties. After long marches they reached Canada and were sold as prisoners of war to the French. They were informed if they would build a saw mill for the government and teach the French to saw lumber after the English method, they should have their freedom. They erected the mill, instructed the French and regained their freedom, although it is said the French never could make the mill run. This mill is said to have been the first for sawing lumber ever erected in Canada. Tradition says that Philip remained in Canada about two years. Philip Huntoon d. 10 May, 1752. Children:
2. JOHN(2) HUNTOON (Philip(1)) b. about 1696; m. Mary Rundlett. He was a corporal in Captain Ladd's Co. in 1724. Selectman of Kingston in 1740, and his name appears on public records between 1730 and 1750. He d. Dec., 1778. Children:
3. JOHN(3) HUNTOON (John(2), Philip(1)) b. 11 July, 1729, in Kingston; m. 17 Dec., 1754, Elizabeth Beedee, b. Feb., 1739. He was a soldier sent with others to guard the inhabitants against the invasion of the savages, about the time the Bradleys were killed at Concord, 11 Aug., 1746. In 1774 John Huntoon, Jr., with other inhabitants of Kingston, sent to the assistance of Boston their hearty sympathy and one hundred sheep for the relief of the poor. He came to C. about fifteen years before his death, 14 Nov., 1821. Mrs. Huntoon d. 18 Nov., 1821. Children:
4. JOSHUA(4) HUNTOON (John(3), John(2), Philip(1)) b. 15 June, 1753; m. Dec., 1770, Molly Winslow of Kingston, b. 11 Feb., 1754. He d. 29 March, 1815, in Gilmanton. She d. 28 Aug., 1849. Children:
5. ELIJAH(4) HUNTOON (John(3), John(2), Philip(1)) b. 22 Nov., 1767; m. Hannah French of Candia, b. 26 Aug., 1788, d. 27 Aug., 1850. He d. 20 Dec., 1860. After they were m. they came on horseback from Candia to C. where they resided. Both d. in C. Children, b. in C.:
6. IRA(5) HUNTOON (Joshua(4), John(3), John(2), Philip(1)) b. 5 April, 1805; m. 14 Jan., 1835, Sarah French, dau. of Elijah(6) and Hannah French Huntoon. Ira lived in C. many years. Children:
7. SOPHIA BROWN(5) HUNTOON (Elijah(4), John(3)) b. 7 March, 1812; m. 24 June, 1847, Samuel B. Upton of Bow. Children:
8. JULIA FRENCH(5) HUNTOON (Elijah(4), John(3)) b. 7 Dec., 1814; m. Milton Nelson. Children:
9. LUCINDA(6) HUNTOON (Ira(5), Joshua(4), John(3)) b. 11 Sept., 1835; m. 1 Jan., 1855, Prescott Hall. Children:
10. CHARLES(6) HUNTOON (Ira(5), Joshua(4), John(2)) b. 19 Feb., 1837; m. 28 Nov., 1866, Caroline, dau. of Lyman Abbott. Mr. Huntoon d. 3 Nov., 1876. Children:
11. GEORGE F.(6) HUNTOON (Ira(5), Joshua(4), John(3)) b. 10 April, 1851; m. 4 Feb., 1873, Abigail Herbert. Child: Curtis F.(7)
12. FRANK ELMER(7) HUNTOON (Charles(6), Ira(5), Joshua(4)) b. 20 Oct., 1873, in Belmont; m. 21 Sept., 1897, in Lakeport, Ethel May, dau. of Martin J. Bagley. She was b. 18 Aug., 1874, in Thornton. Children:
1. EBENEZER(2) HUTCHINS, b. 25 Feb., 1778; m. Abigail Bryar who was b. 30 May, 1787. He d. Sept., 1858. She d. 14 Oct., 1851. Children:
2. REUBEN(2) HUTCHINS (Ebenezer(1)) b. 24 April, 1812; m. first, 18 Oct., 1837, Apphia C., dau. of William and Dolly or Sarah (Worthen or Worthing) Randall. Children:
3. JOHN C.(3) HUTCHINS (John(2), Ebenezer(1)) b. Feb., 1841, in C.; m. Caroline Curtis of Concord, where Mr. Hutchins has spent most of his life. He has been in the employ of the B. & M. R. R. fifty-four years; since 1861, or for fifty years, he has been an engineer on the old Concord line.
1. JOHN(5) INGALLs (Eldad(4), Samuel(3), Henry(2), Edmund(1)) first of the name to settle in C. about 1775, east of the Shaker Settlement, then a wilderness, came from Atkinson. Edmund(1), son of Robert and grandson of Henry Ingalls, was b. in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, Eng., about 1598, and came to Salem, Mass., in Governor Endicott's Company in 1628. With his brother and four others he began the settlement of Lynn. John(5), m. Elizabeth Copp, who d. 22 Jan., 1819, aged 81 years. He d. 8 March, 1815, aged 92 years. Children:
2. NATHANIEL PEABODY(6) INGALLS (John(5), Eldad(4)) b. 25 Sept., 1773; m. first, Polly Haines who d. 1 July, 1823, aged 44 years; m. second, Mrs. Sophia (Bradley) Batchelder, dau. of Philbrick and Sarah (Emery) Bradley of Concord. Mr. Ingalls resided on his father's homestead. He d. 21 April, 1853. Mrs. Ingalls d. 4 Oct., 1854, aged 66 years. Children by first marriage, b. in C.:
Children by second marriage, b. in C.
3. JOHN(7) INGALLS (Nathaniel Peabody(6), John(5)) b. 16 Oct., 1820; m. 23 Dec., 1846, Melinda Hilliard of Gilmanton, who d. 18 Jan., 1901. Mr. Ingalls resided on the ancestral homestead where he d. 26 Aug., 1900. Children, b. in C.:
4. DANIEL MORRELL(7) INGALLS (Nathaniel Peabody,(6) John(5)) b. 1 July, 1829; m. 4 July, 1854, in Franklin, Ann Elizabeth, dau. of Lieut. William and Sarah W. (Rand) Hancock. (See Hancock Gen.) Mr. Ingalls d. 18 Sept., 1894, in C. Children, b. in C.:
5. BYRON PEABODY(8) INGALLS (Daniel Morrill(7), Nathaniel Peabody.(6)) b. 9 July, 1856; m. 30 Aug., 1884, Alice McCarley of St. Stephens, N.B. Resides at Tilton, where he is in trade. Children, b. in C.:
6. FRED WILLIAMS(8) INGALLS (Daniel Morrill(7), Nathaniel Peabody.(6)) b. 28 Nov., 1858; m. 26 Nov., 1885, Nellie Frances, dau. of Moses J. and Alcina French of Kingston. He was a graduate of Vermont University, M. D., 1884. Physician in Kingston and served the town as supervisor, town clerk, member Board of Education, and representative to legislature, 1893-94. Dr. Ingalls d. 14 March, 1894, in Kingston. Child, b. in Kingston: i. WINIFRED PEARL(9), b. 18 Dec., 1886.
JONATHAN(2) JAMES, b. in Deerfield, was a son of John(1) James of Deerfield; m. Nancy Sherburne; they resided many years in C.; he d. 24 April, 1864, in C., aged 66 years. Child: i. ROXANNA(3), b. 21 Jan. 1832, in C.; m. Charles F. Morrill; d. 19 March, 1908, in C. Before her marriage, Miss James spent several years as a missionary teacher in schools of colored children in the South. After her marriage, Mrs. Morrill resided in C., where she always gave freely of service and money to whatever promoted the interests of the church and the welfare of the community.
1. JOHN(1) JAMES, b. at Pittsfield; m. first, Mehitable Buzzell; m. second, 11 Sept., 1823, at C., Jane Stevens; she d. 15 Feb., 1857, aged 67. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
2. ALMIRA B.(2) JAMES (John(1)) b. 1817; m. 5 Dec., 1844, Moses Leavitt Hunkins, b. 23 or 26 March, 1810; d. in Manchester, 1880. Child: Josephine(3) Hunkins, b. 7 Aug., 1850; m. 2 Sept., 1870, John Dolber. One dau., Florence(4) Dolber, d. 1901, aged 20 years.
3. JOSHAH STEPHEN(3) JAMES (John(1)) b. in C.; m. first, 10 Feb., 1853, at Franklin, Judith A. Davis; she d. June, 1873, at Franklin; m. second, 25 March, 1875, Harriet E., dau. of George W. and Almira (Sanborn) Peverly of C. Mr. James d. 8 Feb., 1906, at Pittsfield. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
BENJAMIN(2) JONES, son of Benjamin(1), was b. in C.; m. 1810, Sophia, dau. of Timothy and Eleanor (Lovering) Gleeson or Gleason of Loudon, b. 6 Dec., 1786. Directly after their marriage, they started from Loudon on an ox sled loaded with their household goods and with a heifer tied behind the sled, for Stewartstown, where they settled. Mr. Jones built the first frame house in that town. Religious services were often held here, and for several years the annual town meeting. Later Mr. Jones and his family came to Northfield. He was employed by the Canterbury Shakers and by farmers in surrounding towns. He d. in C. in 1836. Mrs. Jones d. 9 Dec., 1865, in Lowell, Mass. Timothy Gleason, the father of Sophia (Gleason) Jones, was b. 22 March, 1748, and is said to have come to this country about 1760. It is thought that he was of Irish descent, and that he came here from Scotland. He was familiarly styled "Master" Gleason, and he was one of the school masters who exerted a powerful influence upon education in N.H. in its early history; "Master" Gleason taught in the schools of Loudon, C. and Northfield, which often numbered sixty or eighty pupils; he also taught private classes. Mrs. Charlotte Allison Butler, mother of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, was one of his pupils and attributed her fondness for letter writing to the instruction of "Master" Gleason. He was a fine penman, and was often employed by the selectmen to record the taxes and town proceedings. Of large stature, he is remembered as always wearing the Colonial dress. He served in the Revolutionary war. He m. first, Anne Evans of Barrington, b. 13 March, 1754; m. second, Eleanor Lovering, 1 Oct., 1785, at Loudon, where he d. 7 Feb., 1827. Children of Benjamin and Sophia Gleason Jones:
WALTER ALBERT(3) JONES, b. 12 Oct., 1883, in Pittsfield, son of Charles A.(3) and Mary (Jarvis) Jones. Charles A.(2) was the son of James(1). Mary L. Jarvis was the daughter of Benjamin and d. 23 Sept., 1903. Walter A. has resided in C. since 1897.
(Stearns' Genealogy of New Hampshire.)
The name Jones is of Welsh origin and derived from the Christian name John. This branch of the large family of Joneses in the U.S. settled, no doubt, in what is now known as Rockingham County.
1. WILLIAM JONES was a resident of Cambridge, Mass., in 1635, and sold out his lands there is 1638. He appears at Portsmouth in 1644, and was at Bloody Point (Dover) in 1644. He is not found in the records of that town after 1648.
2. STEPHEN JONES, supposed to have been a son of William, was an accepted inhabitant of Dover in 1666. He was married 29 Jan., 1663, to Elizabeth Field.
3. JOSEPH(3) JONES (Stephen(2), William(1)), undoubtedly a son of Stephen and Elizabeth Field, b. probably before 1680, and d. before 30 Jan., 1744, at which time the inventory of his estate was made. His estate was divided in 1746, the beneficiaries being his widow, Ann, his sons, Joseph, Benjamin, John, Anthony, Richard and a dau. of a deceased son, Samuel.
4. BENJAMIN(4) JONES (Joseph(3), Stephen(2), William(1)) b. soon after 1700, at Durham, and probably settled in Lee. He m. about 1767-68, Hannah Chesley, b. in 1751, at Durham. He settled in C. about 1773-74. Children:
5. DANIEL(5) JONES (Benjamin(4), Joseph(3), Stephen(2), William(1)) b. in 1776, at C., where he passed the most of his life engaged in fanning. He m. 4 Oct., 1803, Sophia, dau. of Henry and Janet (McCurdy) Parkinson, and d. in 1832, at Dorchester, where he had removed but a short time before. She d. 29 March, 1862, at C. Children:
6. CHARLES(6) JONES (Daniel(5), Benjamin(4), Joseph(3)) b. 22 Aug., 1817, at C.; m. 9 Sept., 1846, Sarah, dau. of Daniel and Susan (Harvey) Pickard, b. at C., 24 May, 1826, and d. 18 July, 1886. He d. 14 May, 1879. Children, b. in C.:
7. EMILY J.(7) JONES (Charles(6), Daniel(5), Benjamin(4), Joseph(3)) b. 18 Nov., 1848, at C.; m. 26 Nov., 1882, at Penacook, Charles Elliott, son of Dan W. and Sarah A. (Batchelder) Morrill. (See Morrill Gen.) Child: Guy Ethelbert(8) Morrill.
8. PAUL HENRY(7) JONES (Charles(6), Daniel(5)) b. 2 Aug., 1855, at C.; m. 10 Dec., 1882, at Chichester, Lizzie Hall, dau. of John F. and Sarah J. (Towle) French, b. at Chichester, 30 Sept., 1860. John F. French was b. 19 July, 1837, and Sarah Jocina Towle, 13 Nov., 1841, at Chichester. Child:
9. CHARLES F.(7) JONES (Charles(6), Daniel(5)) b. 4 Sept., 1858, at C.; m. 6 Aug., 1893, at Saratoga, Wyo., Mary Emma, dau. of John Rudersdorf, b 22 Sept., 1858, in Germany. Children:
10. SETH WARNER(7) JONES (Charles(6), Daniel(5)) b. 23 June, 1864, at C.; m. 19 July, 1892, at Chichester, Susan Ann, dau. of John F. and Sarah J. (Towle) French, b. 4 Nov., 1871, at Bristol. Children:
11. MARY S.(7) JONES (Charles(6), Daniel(5)) b. 17 Nov., 1866; m. 6 April, 1892, at Concord, John Welch French, b. 3 Nov., 1862, at Chichester, and was the son of John F. and Sarah J. (Towle) French. Children:
12. FRED CHARLES(8) JONES (Paul Henry(7), Charles(6), Daniel(5)) b. 4 May, 1884, at C.; m. 28 Feb., 1909, at E. Corinth, Vt., Jessie Blanche, dau. of Joseph H. and Carrie M. (Taplin) Carter (See Carter Gen.), b. 1 Dec., 1889. Child: Elizabeth Burniece(9), b. 17 May, 1910.