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
MORSE to RAND
[transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. CHARLES ABBOT(7) MORSE (Samuel(6), Joseph(5), Joseph(4), Joseph(3), Dea. Benjamin(2), Anthony(1)) b. 28 Dec., 1792, in Methuen, Mass.; d. 19 April, 1864; m. Eunice Lake, b. in Chichester, 19 Feb., 1798; d. 22 Nov., 1880. Children, b. in C.:
2. CHARLES ABBOT(8) MORSE (Charles(7), Samuel(6)) b. 6 Sept., 1820; m. Elizabeth Lemon in Lowell, Mass., who was b. 6 Sept., 1820. He d. 6 June, 1898, in Denver, Col. She d. in Denver, 1904. Children:
3. JEMIMA(8) MORSE (Charles A.(7), Samuel(6)), b. 10 Sept., 1837; m. James Leroy Potter of E. Concord. He d. 1867. She d. 3 Feb., 1886. Children:
4. LEROY FREDERICK(8) MORSE (Charles A.(7), Samuel(6)) b. 5 Feb., 1839; m. Harriet F. Chamberlain in Mattoon, Ill., 14 Aug., 1869. Educated as a physician. Surgeon U.S. Navy, Civil war. Practiced medicine in Mattoon and Cobden, Ill. Children:
1. HADLEY P.(1) MUZZEY was b. 2 Feb., 1813, in Sunapee, where he m. 25 Nov., 1836, Nancy, dau. of Elarkcum and Hephzibah Putney. He d. Nov., 1862; she, 27 Feb., 1893.
2. JOHN COLBY(2) MUZZEY (Hadley P.(1)) b. 19 Aug., 1848; m. 19 Aug., 1868, in Sunapee, Josephine Emma, dau. of William and Mary A. (Moorehouse) Gardner. Mrs. Gardner m. second, Rufus Boynton of C. Children:
3. WILLIAM HADLEY(3) MUZZEY (John C.(2), Hadley P.(1)) b. 7 Dec., 1870, in Sunapee; m. 6 June, 1900, in Belmont, Cora Jane, dau. of John L. and Eliza Jane (Peverly) Adams of C. (See Adams Gen.) Mr. Muzzey's residence has been in C. since 1898, when he bought the Rufus Boynton farm at Hill's Corner: Children, b. in C.:
4. MARY BELLE(3) MUZZEY (John C.(2), Hadley P.(1)) b. 30 April, 1875, in Sunapee; m. 10 Feb., 1897, in Belmont, Clarence W., son of Frank K. and Abbie A. Johnson. He was b. 15 Feb., 1877. Child, b. in Belmont: Maxwell M.(4) Johnson, b. 27 June, 1898.
1. SAMUEL(1) NEAL, m. Mehitable, dau. of Jonathan and Lydia Perkins. Samuel(1) had a bro., Joseph. Children:
2. SAMUEL(2) NEAL (Samuel(1)) b. 6 Oct., 1809; m. 9 Oct., 1828, Alvira, dau. of Samuel and Polly (Baker) Boyce, b. 6 Aug., 1807. Polly Baker was a dau. of Judge Samuel Baker of Concord. Samuel Neal d. 21 May, 1881. His wife d. 12 Feb., 1855. Children:
3. MARGARET ANN(2) NEAL (Samuel(2), Samuel(1)) b. 29 Nov., 1829; m. Russell Peaslee of Wilmot; res. in Springfield for a time; went West among the early pioneers, and settled in Iowa; rem. 1870, to Glen Elder, Kan., where she now res. Children:
4. ABEL BAKER(3) NEAL (Samuel(2), Samuel(1)) b. 19 Feb., 1832; m. Caroline Cobb of Conn.; served in the war, 1861-64, as 2d Lieut. Had three children, a girl and two boys, one named Frank C.(4) Neal, d. 1869, at Colchester, Conn.
5. MILTON BOYCE(3) NEAL (Samuel(2), Samuel(1)) b. 10 Oct., 1833, in Concord; m. 20 Nov., 1853, at C., Mary Ann, dau. of John and Pamelia (Glines) Roberts. She was b. at Northfield, 5 Jan., 1836. Her father was a native of Grafton. Representative to the legislature from C. in 1883. Rem. from C. in 1883 to N. Boscawen; appointed superintendent at the Merrimack County Farm; moved to Franklin, 1 July, 1887. Member of the first city council in 1895, and re-elected for a three years(3) term in 1905; engaged in lumber business under the firm of Shepard and Neal for fifteen years. Member of Doric Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Tilton. Children:
6. POLLY B.(3) NEAL (Samuel(2), Samuel(1)) b. 19 Dec., 1837, at C.; m. John Wells and res. in Concord. Child: i. Adelbert A.(4) Wells, a practicing physician in Fitchburg, Mass.
7. NANCY B.(3) NEAL (Samuel(2), Samuel(1)) b. 27 Nov., 1839; m. B. W. Wilmot of Post Mills, Vt., where she d. 17 Jan., 1892. Children:
1. STEWART(2) NOYES, son of Charles(1), was b. 21 April, 1806; m. Olive, dau. of James and Olive (Sawyer) French. Mr. Noyes carried the U.S. mail from C. depot to C. Center and Shaker Village for many years. He d. 13 Dec., 1888. His wife d. 20 Nov., 1880. Both d. in C. Children:
1. ROGER(1) NUDD, son of Thomas Nudd, was bapt. in Ormsby, Norfolk County, Eng., 11 June, 1598. He m. Joanne ----; d. in Ormsby, 24 Dec., 1630, where he was buried. Soon after the wid. m. Henry Dow. In the spring of 1637, Mr. and Mrs. Dow came to New England and settled in Watertown, Mass., where she d. 20 June, 1640. Roger and Joanne Nudd had one child, a son, Thomas.
2. THOMAS(2) NUDD (Roger(1)) came to America with his mother in 1637. He was then about eleven years of age. After his mother's death he continued to res. with his stepfather until 1643 or 1644, when he settled in Hampton; he m. Sarah Dearborn, who was b. about 1641. He d. 31 Jan., 1713. She d. 21 Aug., 1714. Children, b. in Hampton:
3. SAMUEL(3) NUDD (Thomas(2), Roger(1)) b. 13 Sept., 1670; m. 27 Feb., 1701, Sarah Maloon. They resided in Hampton, where their children were b. He d. 26 March, 1748; she, 14 Feb., 1756, aged 77 years. Children:
4. JAMES(4) NUDD (Samuel(3), Thomas(2), Roger(1)) bapt. at Hampton, 10 Aug., 1707; m. 10 Aug., 1726, Abigail Thomas, b. in North Hampton, 22 Oct., 1708. She was the dau. of Capt. Benjamin and Mary (Leavitt) Thomas. He settled in N. Hampton on his father-in-law's farm. Children:
5. JAMES(5) NUDD (James(4), Samuel(3)) b. in North Hampton and bapt. there in 1734; m. 6 Jan., 1765, Mary Warren, b. in Exeter, 13 Feb., 1734. They resided in Exeter and N. Hampton. Children:
6. JAMES(6) NUDD (James(5), James(4), Samuel(3)) m. first, ---- Pinkham; second, in C., 21 Aug., 1796, Lois Flynn. They resided in Northfield. Children:
7. JOSEPH WARREN(7) NUDD (James(6), James(5), James(4)) b. 1769; m. 3 Dec., 1811. He resided in Northfield near C. line. He d. in 1831, and his wid. m. Hiram Kimball. There were four children by this second marriage: Laura, who m. Andrew Grover of C.; Charles, who went to the Civil war, and who, while on his way home, fell under a railroad train at Concord and was killed; John Kimball, b. 1833 and went to New Hampton, and Eliza H., who m. ---- Welsh and resided at Pembroke, where she d. Children of Joseph Warren Nudd:
8. ISAAC P.(7) NUDD (James(6)) b. 13 Aug., 1812; m. 17 Nov., 1836, Abigail P., dau. of Hiram and Sarah C. (Burleigh) Sanborn. She was b. in Sanbornton, 23 Aug., 1811. They settled in Franklin Falls. Children:
9. ERASTUS(8) NUDD (Joseph Warren(7), James(6), James(5)) b. in C., 1825;m. first, Catherine Reardon of Ireland; second, in Laconia, Nov., 1893, Annie J., dau. of James and Mary (O'shea) Dearborn. He d. in Northfield, 29 May, 1897, and was buried in Blossom Hill cemetery, Concord. Children:
10. JOSEPH WARREN(8) NUDD (Joseph Warren(7)) b. in C. Rem. to Hingham, Mass., and m. there 18 April, 1839, Hannah C., dau. of Enoch and Hannah C. (Taylor) Loring. She was b. in Hingham, 19 April, 1814. They resided in Hingham and he d. there 11 June, 1854. Children:
11. ANDREW J.(8) NUDD (Joseph Warren(9)) b. in C.; m. 18 Sept., 1850, Sarah Elizabeth Glines, b. 1 Aug., 1837. He resided in Northfield, and d. 5 May, 1873. Wid. m. Leroy R. Brown. Children:
12. BENJAMIN B.(8) NUDD (Joseph Warren(7)) b. in C.; m. first, in C., 14 March, 1843, Rebecca C. Perkins; second, Melinda Whitcher; third, 14 June, 1859, Martha J. Currier. He d. in C., 13 March, 1900. Children:
13. DAVID KIMBALL(8) NUDD (Joseph Warren(7)) b. in Northfield, 3 Feb., 1831; m. in C., 11 July, 1852, Lavine Jane, dau. of Marquis D. and Martha (Willey) Chaplain, b. in C., 25 April, 1834. He d. at Exeter, 18 March, 1907. Mr. Nudd was a stone mason by trade. He was a soldier from C. in the Civil war. Children, b. in C.:
14. WALTER ELBRIDGE(9) NUDD (David Kimball(8)) b. in C., 26 March, 1869; m. first, Victoria M. Wallace from whom he was div.; m. second, 21 April, 1900, Annie Laura, dau. of Joseph and Sarah L. (Varner) Varner of New Germany, N.S. She was b. 18 July, 1880. He res. at Concord, and is a machinist. Child by first wife:
Children by second wife:
1. LUTHER M.(1) NUTTING, b. in Danville, Vt.; m. 14 May, 1870, in Penacook, Hannah M., dau. of Milton G. Boyce, b. 16 May, 1851, in C. Milton G. Boyce was b. 27 May, 1815; m. Sarah B., dau. of Daniel and Mary (Winslow) Smith; d. 28 May, 1899. His wife d. 14 Aug., 1887. Mr. Nutting has resided in C. over twenty-five years. Children:
2. ALMON M(2) NUTTING (Luther M.(1)) b. 4 Nov., 1872; m. 3 Aug., 1899, Florence H. Blenus, b. 26 May, 1874, in Concord. Mr. Nutting was in the Spanish war, 1898. Child: Frank Blenus(3), b. 5 Oct., 1900.
(From "The Descendants of John, Christopher and William Osgood, Salem, Maas., 1894.")
1. WILLIAM(2) OSGOOD of Salisbury, Mass., in 1640, was b. in Eng., 1609; d. 1700, in Salisbury; m. Elizabeth ----. They had seven children, of whom John(2) was the fourth.
2. JOHN(2) OSGOOD (William(1)) b. in Salisbury, Mass., 8 Aug., 1647; d. there, 7 Nov., 1683; m. 5 Nov., 1668, Mary Stevens of Salisbury. They had six children of whom William(3) was the third.
3. WILLIAM(3) OSGOOD (John(2), William(1)) b. in Salisbury, Mass., 30 July, 1673, d. 1752; m. Hannah Colby. They had nine children of whom Timothy was the first.
4. TIMOTHY(4) OSGOOD (William(3), John(2), William(1)) b. in Salisbury, Mass., 17 Nov., 1694; d. 2 Sept., 1731; m. 1 Oct., 1715, Mehitable Chase of Newbury, Mass. They had five children of whom Chase(5) was the youngest.
5. CAPT. CHASE(5) OSGOOD (Timothy(4), William(3)) b. 13 May, 1729; resided in Epping and Loudon; m. first, 22 Nov., 1750, Martha Tucker of Salisbury, Mass., who d. 1766; m. second, Shuah Eastman, who d. 1776; m. third, Phebe Stevens of Exeter, who survived him. He had six children by the first wife, four by the second wife, and five by the third wife. The fourth child by the third wife was Edward(6).
6. CAPT. EDWARD(6) OSGOOD (Chase(5), Timothy(4)) b. in Loudon, 1785; d. 1841; m. first, Hannah Tibbetts of Northfield, who d. 22 Sept., 1807; m. second, Nancy Kezer of Northfield, who d. 5 March, 1861, in Columbia, N.Y., at the home of her son, Charles. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
7. EDWARD(7) OSGOOD (Edward(6), Chase(5)) b. in Northfield, 3 Jan., 1818; d. 20 March, 1885 (see Chapter XI., Vol. I); m. Charlotte Hodgdon of Northfield. Children:
REUBEN PAGE, in C. about 1800 and later, was a descendant of Robert(1) and Margaret Page of Ormsby, Norfolk County, Eng., whose son, Robert(2) Page with his wife, Lucy, three children and two servants, settled in Hampton in 1639, where Robert d. 22 Sept., 1679. The latter had seven children of whom Thomas(3) Page was the fourth, b. about 1639, and lived at Hampton on the homestead originated by his father. He m. 2 Feb., 1664, Mary, dau. of Christopher Hussey. They had eight children of whom Christopher(4) Page was the third. The latter was b. 20 Sept., 1670; m. Abigail Tilton and d. 4 Feb., 1751. He had a son, David(5) Page, b. 1 Nov., 1703; d. 9 June, 1783; m. first, 27 Jan., 1728, Ruth, dau. of Dea. John Dearborn; m. second, Ruth, dau. of Capt. John Smith. He had nine children of whom John(6) Page was one, b. in N. Hampton, 17 July, 1729; m. 14 March, 1751, Lydia, dau. of Reuben Sanborn of Hampton. Children:
1. REUBEN(7) PAGE (John(6), David(5), Christopher(4), Thomas(3), Robert(2), Robert(1)) b. in Epping, 1763; settled previous to 1790 in Gilmanton (Belmont) and moved to C. about 1800, building a house and barn and originating a homestead opposite that of Edward Chase. The property was owned by Samuel Jackson, who sold to John Mathes about the year 1817. Mr. Page rem. to New Sharon, Me. He d. 15 Sept., 1816; m. first, 1788, Sarah, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Barnes) Sanborn of Sandown, bapt. at Rye, 8 July, 1770, d. 1798 (?); m. second, 1799, Elizabeth Jackson, b. May, 1779. After Mr. Page's death, his wid. m. Joshua Young of Mercer, Me., and d. 9 Nov., 1869. Children:
Tradition says that the first settler of the part of C. called "Palletborough" was Joseph Pallet. This district or borough was named for him and was called "Palletborough" as late as 1885, when the prefix Pallet was left off and the district was known as the "Borough." Joseph Pallet was said to be of Spanish descent and came to this country stowed away in the hold of a ship, which landed probably at Portsmouth. From thence he worked his way to Hampton and came up from there with the Sanborns and others who settled in C. in the late years of the eighteenth century.
1. JOSEPH(1) PALLET was b. 19 Dec., 1723; d. in C., Dec., 1823, aged 100 years. He m. first, Jane ----, who d. 16 Aug., 1794, aged 70 years; m. second, Lydia ----, who d. 12 Sept., 1822.
2. NATHANIEL(2) PALLET (Joseph(1)) was b. in 1756; d. in C., 26 Nov., 1847; m. Mollie, dau. of Benjamin Sanborn, 14 Sept., 1778, in C. She d. 22 March, 1822, aged 59 years. Children, b. and d. in C.:
The three daus. of Nathaniel(2) Pallet, Jane, Polly and Deliverance, belonged to the religious sect called Osgoodites, of which there were several among the different families in the Borough.
1. EBENEZER(1) PARKER was b. 14 Jan., 1765; m. 15 Jan., 1788, Lydia Chase, b. 29 Oct., 1761; d. 11 Aug., 1803; m. second, 4 May, 1809, Abigail Fernald, b. 15 Oct., 1782. He d. 13 June, 1854. She d. 4 May, 1866. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
2. JOSHUA(2) PARKER (Ebenezer(1)) b. 23 Sept., 1816; m. Dorcas Whitney, b. 1818. (See Whitney Gen.) He m. again; d. 1 Feb., 1893. Children by first marriage:
3. CHARLES(3) PARKER (Joshua(2), Ebenezer(1)) b. 27 Jan., 1839, in C.; m. Clara Sanborn of Loudon. He d. 21 Aug., 1904. Child: Charles H.(4), b. 24 May, 1873. Res. in Loudon.
4. MARY A.(3) PARKER (Joshua(2), Ebenezer(1)) b. 14 Sept., 1847; m. Melvin Jenkins of Pittsfield. Child: Everett(4) Jenkins. Res. at Loudon.
1. According to tradition, WILLIAM and ESTHER (Wood) PARKINSON were natives of Scotland. They were kin to the Scotch Livingstone, who settled in N.Y. and N.J. In 1741, they were residents of Londonderry, Ireland. In 1744, they came to Londonderry, and later they rem. to Princeton, N.J.
2. HENRY(2) PARKINSON (William(1)) was b. in 1741, in Londonderry, Ireland. He rem. with his parents to Londonderry, in 1744; was a graduate of Princeton College in 1764, and is supposed to have been a teacher there for some time. Soon after the Battle of Lexington, he enlisted in Capt. George Reid's Co. from Londonderry, which was embodied in the 1st Reg. under Col. John Stark. Parkinson was chosen quartermaster at Stark's request. He continued with the regiment until shortly after Stark's resignation. In the spring of 1777, he contracted with parties to clear land for him in Francestown. The records of that town show that in 1779, he was chairman of its committee of safety, and that he was town clerk for three years ending March, 1781. He rem. to Pembroke in 1781, and his home was there for about three years. "He maintained a superior school at Concord from about 1784 to 1794." The remainder of his life was spent in C., where
he owned a farm on which he built a house and a mill. His life work was teaching the classics and higher English. He m. Sept., 17, 1777 or 1778, Janet McCurdy of Londonderry. He d. 28 May, 1820, and he was buried in the cemetery at C. Center. His tombstone bears the following inscription: "Henry Parkinson, long distinguished as an excellent classical Preceptor," and an epitaph in Latin written by himself. It reads: "Hibernia me genuit. America nutrivit. Nassau Hall educavit; docui militavi atque manibus laboravi; sic cursum meum finivi, et nunc terra me occupat, et quiete in pulvere dormio, quasi in gremio materno meo; huc ades amice mi care; aspice et memento ut moriendum quoque certe sit tibi. Ergo vale, et cave." Rev. William Patrick in his historical sermon gives this English rendering: "Ireland gave me birth; America nourished me; Nassau Hall educated me; I have taught; I have fought, and with my hands have I labored; I have finished my course; and now the earth contains me, and quietly do I sleep in the dust, as in my maternal bosom; come hither my dear friend; behold me, and remember that you also must certainly die. Therefore, farewell; consider!" Children:
Prepared by Luther M. Cody.
The Patricks of C. are descended from Matthew(1) Patrick who came to America from the North of Ireland about 1724, and settled among a colony of Scotch-Irish in Western, now Warren, Mass. "The fact that his descendants," says a writer on Patrick genealogy, "married exclusively among known Scotch-Irish families, leads to the belief that he also was Scotch-Irish." The Patricks took a prominent part in the affairs of the town of Warren. Matthew's son John held the office of selectman in 1754, '61, '71, '73, '75, '76;
while his son Matthew, as Rep. to the General Court from the town of Warren, voted the Federal Constitution. Matthew Patrick was b. in 1681 and d. according
to the gravestone record in Warren, 10 Nov., 1767. From this record it appears that his wife's name was Mary. Children:
1. JOHN(2) PATRICK (Matthew(1)) b. 1708 in Warren, Mass.; d. 17 Dec., 1794; m. Rebecca Wiley, of Blandford, Mass., b. 1717; d. 24 April, 1802. Children:
2. JOHN(3) PATRICK (John(2), Matthew(1)) b. 3 Aug., 1746; d. 1837; m. Elizabeth McFarland, b. 19 Aug., 1750; d. 1824. Children:
3. REV. WILLIAM(4) PATRICK (John(3), John(2), Matthew(1)) b. 4 July, 1773, in Warren, Mass., graduated from Williams College, 1799, studied for the ministry and received his license to preach in June, 1801. He was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in C. 25 Oct., 1803. This was his first and only charge. Mr. Patrick purchased the farm now occupied by Geo. H. Gale on which he lived until 1843, when he resigned his pastorate and rem. to Boscawen. He was never again a settled pastor although he preached for several years longer. He m. first, 15 Aug., 1805, Mary, dau. of Col. Joseph and Mary (Bartlett) Gerrish of Boacawen, b. 17 Oct., 1784; d. 21 Oct., 1825. He m. second, 7 Feb., 1827, Mary Mills of Dunbarton, b. 24 Sept., 1790; d. 12 Feb., 1866. Wm. Patrick d. 25 Oct., 1862. Buried in C. Center cemetery. Children by first marriage:
Child by second marriage:
1. LEVI(1) PERKINS, b. 1793 in Northfield; m. 2 Dec., 1820, Hannah, b. at C., 28 Feb., 1798, dau. of Shubael and Phebe (Smith) Sanborn. (See Sanborn Gen.) He d. 8 Jan., 1853. She d. 25 Dec., 1894. Mr. Perkins was a mason by trade and built the first brick house in Montreal, Canada, the buildings there being originally of stone. Children:
2. ZEBINA CURTIS(2) PERKINS (Levi(1)) b. 20 Jan., 1822; m. first, Helen (Fellows) Ball, formerly of Manchester, 31 July, 1849; m. second, 31 July, 1860, Emily A., b. at Meredith, 30 Aug., 1839, dau. of Jacob and Lydia (Bodwell) Burleigh. Both Mr. and Mrs. Perkins were in the insurance business many years. He d. at Tilton, 22 Nov., 1889, where she now res. with her youngest son. Child by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
3. FLORINA S.(2) PERKINS, b. 6 Aug., 1825; m. 11 April, 1844, John Wheeler of Loudon, b. 28 Mar., 1823, son of Russell and Nancy (Perkins) Wheeler. Children:
4. ROBERT S.(2) PERKINS, b. 18 May, 1828; insurance agent at Tilton. He m. 2 Jan., 1852, Susannah Diantha Wheeler, b. 12 Jan., 1830, at Loudon, dau. of Russell and Nancy (Perkins) Wheeler of Loudon. Mrs. Perkins d. at Tilton, 7 Feb., 1875. Mr. Perkins was postmaster at Tilton under President Cleveland. Child:
5. PHEEB H.(2) PERKINS, b. 16 Sept., 1837, at Loudon; m. at Concord, 8 Sept., 1859, Ward Priest Whitcher of Landaff, b. 27 Dec., 1837, son of Winthrop C. and Mercy (Priest) Whitcher. She d. in Lisbon, 10 Apr., 1899. He d. at Lisbon, 14 May, 1892. Children:
6. NED WHITCHER(3) PERKINS, b. 10 Sept., 1861; m. 22 Sept., 1885, Lizzie A., b. 9 July, 1860, at Groton, dau. of George and Elsie (Stevens) Powers. Child: Lester Clifton,(4) b. 29 Nov., 1890.
7. FRED B.(3) PERKINS, b. 27 June, 1865; m. 17 May, 1890, Lizzie A., dau. of Samuel and Hannah Adams of Tilton. Children: Leon Adams(4), b. 4 Feb., 1891. Freda Ardell, b. 8 Jan., 1893. Donald L., b. 1 Feb., 1895. Mildred Lucile, b. 10 Oct., 1902.
8. SUSAN ANNETTE(3) WHEELER, b. 18 Oct., 1848; m. at Concord, 24 Dec., 1873, Ames Frank Holt, b. 12 April, 1846, son of William and Harriet (Ames) Holt of Loudon. He d. 7 Oct., 1889. Children:
9. FRANK P.(3) WHITCHER, b. in New Hampton, 23 July, 1863; m. 1886, Hattie Louise, b. 1858, dau. of Edward Deane of Haverhill; she d. in Lisbon, 1891. Child: Edith Aldeane(4) Whitcher, b. 6 May, 1887, in Seattle, Wash.; m. Sept., 1908, George Knapp of Franconia.
10. CHASE R.(3) WHITCHER, b. 8 Dec., 1876, at Lisbon; m. 20 July, 1898, Eda M., dau. of Foster M. and Susan (Oakes) Aldrich, b. in Lisbon, 4 Sept., 1876. He is a well-known architect and res. in Manchester. Child: Pheeb H.(4) Whitcher, b. at Lisbon, 16 Feb., 1906.
1. NATHANIEL(1) PEVERLY was b. 14 March, 1690; m. Elizabeth ----, b. 29 March, 1689; d. 1765. He d. 1769. Children:
2. NATHANIEL(2) PEVERLY (Nathaniel(1)) b. 15 June, 1720; m. Elizabeth Ham. He d. 24 Sept., 1799. Children:
3. NATHANIEL(3) PEVERLY (Nathaniel(2), Nathaniel(1)) b. 18 March, 1769, in C.; m. 3 Jan., 1802, in C., Betsey Sherburne, b. 30 March, 1778, in Loudon. Children, b. in C.:
4. JOHN(3) PEVERLY (Nathaniel(2), Nathaniel(1)) b. 17 July, 1770, in Portsmouth; m. Betsey Sanborn, b. 24 March, 1780, in Loudon. Children:
5. THOMAS(4) PEVERLY (Nathaniel(3), Nathaniel(2), Nathaniel(1)) b. 10 July, 1804, in C.; m. 1 Jan., 1840, in C., Mary Elizabeth, dau. of Nathan and Betsey (McCrillis) Emery. They moved to Clinton, Ill., in Nov., 1855, and later to Decatur, Ill. She d. March, 1869, at Fairbury, Ill. He d. 11 May, 1875, at Toronto, Kan. Children, b. in C.:
6. NATHANIEL(4) PEVERLY (Nathaniel(3), Nathaniel(2), Nathaniel(1)) b. 1815; m. 1834, Judith, dau. of Nathaniel and Sally (Whitney) Wiggin, who was b. 1816, in Loudon. Sally Whitney was the dau. of Leonard and ---- (Wheeler) Whitney. Leonard Whitney, so tradition says, was a soldier of the Revolution. Nathaniel Peverly d. 9 April, 1866. His wife d. 28 May, 1902. Children, all b. in Danbury:
7. SALLY SANBORN(4) PEVERLY (John(3), Nathaniel(2), Nathaniel(1)) b. 18 Nov., 1804; m. first, John Kimball of C. (See Kimball Gen.); m. second, 2 March, 1843, David Morrill of C. (See Morrill Gen.)
8. GEORGE WASHINGTON(4) PEVERLY (John(3), Nathaniel(2), Nathaniel(1)) b. 18 April, 1806;m. Almira Sanborn, b. 15 April, 1819. Mr. Peverly d. 11 Feb., 1894. Mrs. Peverly d. 25 March, 1898. Children:
9. JOHN SANBORN(5) PEVERLY (George(4), Nathaniel(3)) b. 12 April, 1856; m. first, 1 Jan., 1890, in C., Leonora May, dau. of Olwyn W. and Sophia. Ingalls (Clifford) Dow of C. (See Dow Gen.); m. second, 31 Oct., 1906, in Penacook, Mrs. Clara A. Mudgett, dau. of Samuel and Lucy Lovering of Loudon. Child by first marriage: George Dow(6), b. 19 Jan., 1895, in C.
SHEPARD(1) PHILLIPS (John(1)) was b. at Stanbridge Mills, P.Q., 17 Dec., 1822, but for many years has been a res. of C. His father was John Phillips, b. in Hoosick, N.Y., and his mother, Judith, dau. of John Randall, b. in Danville Green, Vt. Judith (Randall) Phillips d. 7 April, 1888, at Troy, Vt. They were the parents of sixteen children, eight sons and eight daus. Judith Randall's mother was Sarah Shepard, a member of the Shepard family identified with the early history of the town. He m. first, Statira, dau. of Col. Morrill Shepard. Their marriage was published in C. in July, 1846. Statira d. 10 March, 1852, aged 43 years, leaving no children. He m. second, Margaret, dau. of Henry and Mary or Polly (Whitney) Beck (See Beck Gen.), who was b. in C., 20 May, 1823, and d. 24 Aug., 1895. Child by second marriage: Amanda(3), who d. 6-7 Dec., 1863, aged 6 years.
1. REV. DYER M.(3) PHILLIPS was b. 23 Sept., 1849, in Avon, Me., son of Micah(2) Phillips, b. 3 Aug., 1807; m. 4 March, 1830, Esther, dau. of Rev. Nehemiah Hunt. Micah(2) d. 23 June, 1882. She d. 8 July, 1886. William(1) Phillips, grandfather of Dyer M.(3), b. 14 March, 1770; m. Mary, dau. of Micah Dyer of Durham, Me.She d. 30 April, 1843. William(1) d. 6 June, 1856. Dyer M.(3) Phillips m. 3 April, 1872, in Wilton, Me., Abbie L., dau. of David and Abigail (Searles) Green, b. 29 Oct., 1853, in Wilton, Me. Mr. Phillips is present (1911) pastor of the Free Baptist Church of C. Child: Sherman E.(4) b. 20 May, 1877.
The name Pickard is of French origin. It is found among the names of those who came to England with William, The Conqueror.(Page 107, Hollingshed's Copy of the Roll of Battel Abbey.) Henry Pickard was clerk of the rectory of Rowley prior to his death in 1621.(Institution Books, Wills Office, Lock, Eng.) In the company who came to New England in 1638 and settled at Rowley, Mass., was John Pickard, b. in 1622, who may have been a son of the Rev. Henry Pickard. He was well educated, evidently of good family and an influential member of society. He m. 27 May, 1644, Jane, dau. of Dr. Anthony Crosby; d. 24 Sept., 1683. His grandson, Joseph Pickard, who d. in 1798, aged over 90 years, was the father of Jeremiah Pickard whose son, Amos, settled in C.
1. JEREMIAH PICKARD, of the fourth generation of the family of that name, was b. in Rowley, Mass., 27 May, 1747. He m. 14 Dec., 1773, Mehitable Dresser. They came to C. about 1791. Children:
2. Amos(5) PICKARD (Jeremiah(4)) b. 3 Feb., 1781; m. 16 Feb., 1815, Elizabeth Emery. She d. 20 Aug., 1871. He d. 10 Oct., 1857. Children:
3. DANIEL(5) PICKARD (Jeremiah(4)) b. 20 Oct., 1795, in C.; m. Susanna Harvey, b. 7 Nov., 1792, in Loudon. Children, b. in C.:
4. JEREMIAH(6) PICKARD (Amos(5), Jeremiah(4)) b. in C., 4 Aug., 1817; m. 7 March, 1853, Jane E. Parrett. He d. 13 Aug., 1864. Children:
5. ENOCH E.(6) PICKARD (Amos(5) Jeremiah(4)) b. in C., 18 Aug., 1818; m. 13 Jan., 1843, Mary J. Small. He d. 1 April, 1893; she, 31 March, 1910. Children:
6. JOSEPH(6) PICKARD (Amos(5), Jeremiah(4)) b. 22 July, 1820; m. 5 Jan., 1853, Lucy M. Towle of Epsom. He d. 26 June, 1886. Children, b. in C.:
7. JOHN DRESSER(6) PICKARD (Amos(5), Jeremiah(4)) b. 22 March, 1822; m. 22 Jan., 1853, Mary Crowley. He d. 19 July, 1872. Children, b. in Leicester, N.Y.:
8. ELIAS SARGENT(6) PICKARD (Amos(5), Jeremiah(4)) b. 21 Dec., 1823; m. 8 April, 1846, Sarah Glines of C. (See Glines Gen.) Children:
9. MEHITABLE DRESSER(6) PICKARD (Amos(5), Jeremiah(4)) b. 9 Dec., 1826; m. 18 Nov., 1860, Benjamin T. Harvey. She d. 25 Oct., 1898. Child:
10. DANIEL J.(6) (Daniel(5), Jeremiah(4)) b. in C., 14 Oct., 1823; m. 13 April, 1865, Lucy A. Warren of Littleton, Mass. He d. 12 May, 1907, S. Chelmsford, Mass. Children, b. in Littleton:
1. JOHN(2) PILLSBURY was b. in Warren. His parents were Richard(1) and Miriam Pillsbury. He m. Hannah Jones and had three children, David, Judith Jones, who m. Sargent S. Straw of Hill, where she res., and Billey E., who lived in C. the greater part of his life. John Pillsbury d. in C., 11 April, 1863, aged 74 years. His wife, Hannah, d. 3 Feb., 1865, aged 66.
2. BILLEY EMERSON(3) PILLSBURY (John(2), Richard(1)) was b. 25 Sept., 1822, at Warren; m. in C., 16 Sept., 1847, Martha Clough, dau. of Samuel and Nancy (Sargent) French. Billey E. d. 16 May, 1894, and his wife, Martha, 13 Aug., 1892. Children:
CHARLES F.(2) PLASTRIDGE, b. 29 July, 1848, in Northfield, Vt., was a son of Charles(1) and Betsey M. (Stratton) Plastridge of Alexandria; m. 1 Feb., 1868, in C. Abbie M., dau. of Baruch Hoyt and Hannah (Grover) Cass, b. 16 May, 1851, in C. Mr. Cass came to C. from Hill or Grafton; resided for many years at the Center, on the main road to Concord, a little south of the Congregational parsonage; d. there 11 June, 1861. Mr. Plastridge purchased several years ago the place known as the Hannibal Haines place in the western part of the town where he and his family now res. Children:
FRED OSCAR(3) POTTER, b. 12 Dec., 1861, in E. Concord; m. 26 June, 1895, Mrs. Jessie (Foote) Hanaford, b. in Wells, N.Y. Mr. Potter is a son of Isaac Frye(2), b. 8 Nov., 1827, and Angeline (Fretts) Potter, and a grandson of Jacob(1) Averill and Sophronia (Moore) Potter of E. Concord. He owns a place in West C. where he has resided since his marriage. Children: Averill M.(4) b. 11 April, 1896. F. Oscar, b. 4 April, 1898, in C.
A much respected citizen of C. was JOHN J. RAILEY, whose home for many years was on Zion's Hill. He was b. in Kilbrittain, County of Cork, Ireland, 11 Sept., 1843. His father and mother with their five children emigrated to this country in 1847 and landed in Boston with no means of support except their daily labor. The mother d. in Nov., following their arrival, and the children were left to care for themselves while the father was at work. A pathetic incident in Mr. Railey's early life led to his coming to C. One Sunday when he was but nine years of age, he was arrested for playing marbles on Boston Common. No notice of his arrest was sent to his father, and no one appearing in his defense, he was sent to the reform school at Deer Island as a stray child. Here he remained for two years, when he was bound out as an apprentice to Robert Eastman of East Concord. Life in this family not proving congenial, he ran away, and, by the aid of John Hutchins, a section boss on the old B.C. & M. Railroad, he was taken on a hand car to C. depot and from thence to the home of the sisters, Polly and Jane Haines on Zion's Hill. They adopted him and their house was his home until their death. It was not until years after that he learned anything of his own family. His father had d. without knowing what had become of his son. Mr. Railey enlisted in 1862 in Co. G, 2d Regt., S. Sharpshooters, and served until 4 Dec., 1864, when he was discharged for disability, having been wounded at Gettysburg. He now returned to the Haines sisters and cared for them until their death. They, in appreciation of his services, left him their property. In 1873, Mr. Railey sold the farm on Zion's Hill and removed to Leominster, Mass., which is now his home. In both C. and Leominster, he he has been honored by his fellow-citizens with election to office. He has also served as Commander of his Post of the G. A. R. in Leominster, and his photograph has been placed in the Hall of Heroes in the State House at Concord.
1. Mr. Railey m. first, 15 April, 1868, Augusta C., dau. of Jonathan B. Foster, of C., b. 23 Oct., 1845; d. 14 Nov., 1871. Child:
Mr. Railey m. second, 19 Nov., 1872, Mary Helen Foster, sister of his first wife, b. 7 July, 1851. Children:
1. REV. FRANK E.(6) RAND was b. 4 Jan., 1849, in Carthage, Ill. Son of Ebenezer(5) Rand, b. 26 March, 1804, m. 26 April, 1842, Joanna C., dau. of Rev. John Lawton. Ebenezer d. 31 May, 1885. Joanna C. d. 1887. Rev. John Lawton was pastor of Congregational Church, Hillsborough Center, for many years. He was one of the first temperance reformers in N.H. Enoch(4) Rand, grandfather of Rev. Frank E., b. 20 Sept., 1780, m. 10 July, 1803, Mary, dau. of Benjamin and Mary Hill. Enoch was lost at sea 1806. Mary d. 24 Aug., 1846. George(3) Rand, great-grandfather of Rev. Frank E., b. 4 April, 1744, m. 1768, Naomi Sherburne. He d. 1803. Joshua(2), great-great-grandfather of Rev. Frank E., was son of Francis(1) Rand, a planter who came from Eng. in Mason's Colony in 1631, settling in that part of Portsmouth which was set off a few years later as the town of Sandy Beach, now Rye. Rev. Frank E. Rand m. 2 June, 1874, in Marblehead, Mass., Carrie T. Foss, b. 2 Feb., 1851, in Marblehead. She was dau. of Thomas and Eliza (Cressey) Foss. Thomas was son of Samuel and Thomasine (Lackey) Foss; Eliza, dau. of Josiah Perkins and Mary (Wooldrich) Cressey. Rev. Frank E. Rand is present (1911) pastor of the Congregational Church of C. Children:
2. MABELLE(7) RAND (Rev. Frank E.(6), Ebenezer(5), Enoch(4), George(3), Joshua(2), Francis(1)) b. 29 Aug., 1875, m. 18 March, 1902, Rev. Arthur Varley. Children: