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
RANDALL to SMALL
[transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
Furnished by Dr. Francis Drew Randall of Malden, Mass.
1. RICHARD(1) RANDALL was an immigrant from England and he lived in Saco, Me. One of that name was paid "24 April, 1676 £6 15s. and 4d. and 24 June, 1676, 2£ 2s. (Capt. Mosley's Regt., Dunstable, Mass., 10 Dec., 1676, King Philip's war.)" It is not known whom he m. or where. Children:
2. RICHARD(2) RANDALL (Richard(1)) b. Saco, Me., March, 1659, m. first, Elizabeth Tozer, b. about 1661. She was the dau. of Richard and Elizabeth (Smith) Tozer of Boston; m. second, 10 April, 1705, Elizabeth Blanchant, wid. Children:
3. NATHANIEL(3) RANDALL (Richard(2), Richard(1)) b. in Berwick, Me., about 1695, m. about 1721, Mary Hodson or Hodgdon, b. in Dover, about 1699 and d. in Lee, 3 June, 1775, aged 76. She was the dau. of Israel and Ann (Wingate) Hadson or Hodgdon. He d. 9 March, 1749,
in Durham in that part of the town incorporated as Lee, in 1776, in the 54th year of his age. "Bapt. 11 Aug., 1723, Nathaniel Randall and his wife, Mary, and his children Miles and Nathaniel." Inscription on broken slate headstone in Lee burying yard, near Durham boundary line, "Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Nathaniel Randall, died 9th March, 1748-9 in the 54th year of his age." The inscription on his wife's gravestone reads: "Mary, consort of Nathaniel Randall departed this life 3d Jan., 1775 in the 76th year of her age." Children:
4. NATHANIEL(4) RANDALL (Nathaniel(3), Richard(2), Richard(1)) b. Oyster River Parish (Incorporated as Durham in 1731) 5 March, 1723, m. probably in Durham in 1743-4, Mary Runnells (Reynolds), dau. of Job and Hannah Runnells of Durham (that part now Lee). He d. in 1814. His wife was a sister of Abigail Runnells who m. his brother, Miles Randall. Nathaniel Randall was in the Revolutionary war. Children, all b. in Durham:
6. DANIEL(5) RANDALL (Nathaniel(4), Nathaniel(3), Richard(2), Richard(1)) b. in Durham about 1750, m. Betsey Ellison, wid. of Joseph Ellison. Her maiden name was Betsey Forrest. He settled in C. and d. there. Mr. Randall joined the Congregational Church of C. 1 Sept., 1793. Children:
6. WILLIAM(6) RANDALL (Daniel(5), Nathaniel(4)) b. in C. about 1777 or 1778, m. 12 Aug., 1796, Dolly or Sarah Worthing (perhaps Worthen). He d. 10 June, 1860, aged 82. William and his wife joined the Congregational Church in C. 20 Jan., 1811. Children:
ii. DAVID, b. about 1799, lived in C.; d. unm.
7. JONATHAN(6) RANDALL (Daniel(5), Nathaniel(4),) b. 4 Sept., 1791, m. in Northfield, 1 Aug., 1814, Betsey, dau. of William and Sarah (Ellison) Forrest, b. in Northfield, 1 Dec., 1789 and d. 31 Jan., 1872. He d. 15 May, 1870. Jonathan was given a farm in C. by his father. Children, b. in C.:
8. JOHN(7) RANDALL (William(6), Daniel(5)) b. in C. about 1801, m. 2 Oct., 1834, Comfort Allen in C., b. in C. about 1803.She d. in C., 19 Feb., 1849, aged 46. He d. in C., 13 April, 1849, aged 47. Children:
9. DANIEL(7) RANDALL (William(6), Daniel(5)) b. in C. 24 Nov., 1802, m. 1834, Lucretia Merrill, wid., whose maiden name was Pickeren (Pickering). She was b. 18 Jan., 1807, d. 15 March, 1883. He d. in C., 16 May, 1861, aged 60. Lucretia Pickering was m. four times and outlived all her husbands. She m. first, Stephen Merrill; second, Daniel Randall; third, ---- Noyes; fourth, Capt. ---- Sanders. Children of Daniel and Lucretia Randall:
10. SMUEL W.(7) RANDALL (William(6), Daniel(5)) b. in C., 10 April, 1804; m. Nancy Carter Pear, wid., b. 9 Sept., 1811, d. at Laconia 9 Jan., 1903. He d. 17 Nov., 1847. Children, b. in C.:
11. MILES(7) RANDALL (Jonathan(6), Daniel(5)) b. in C., 20 Dec., 1819, m. Martha McDaniel, b. 26 Sept., 1823; d. 3 Aug., 1852. He d. in C. 9 Sept., 1901. Children:
12. DANIEL(8) RANDALL, JR. (Daniel(7), William(6)) b. in Wentworth, 27 April, 1841; m. first, 25 April, 1865, Mary E. Merrill, b. in C., 19 Feb., 1844. She was dau. of Grover and Nancy (Grover) Merrill, and d. 3 April, 1885. He m. second, 1 Jan., 1887, Susan M. Winch. She d. 15 Sept., 1892, aged 44. He m. third, 19 Sept., 1897, Sarah J. Miles. He d. 8 Feb., 1907. Children by first marriage:
13. OREN JUDSON(8) RANDALL (Daniel(7), William(6)) b. in C., 27 April, 1848; m. first, 24 Dec., 1873, Miriam L. Clifford, b. in Lowell, Mass., 12 March, 1851, and d. in Northfield, 3 Aug., 1904. She was the dau. of Cyrus C. and Hannah C. (Merrill) Clifford. He m. second, in Tilton, 12 Dec., 1906, Mrs. Clara J. Bean, b. in 1849. She was the dau. of Levi and Charlotte (Blanchard) Collins. Children:
14. NEVA MINERVA(9) RANDALL (Oren J.(8), Daniel(7), William(6)) b. 7 Oct., 1875, in Wentworth; m. first, 11 April, 1891 in Tilton, Albert A., son of Benjamin Glines, b. 1 March, 1872, in Northfield; m. second, 25 Dec., 1906, in Franklin, Walter J., son of Joseph Heath, b. 7 May, 1869, in C. (See Heath Gen.)
15. BERTHA BELLE(9) RANDALL (Oren J.(8), Daniel(7), William(6)) b. 18 June, 1879, in C.; m. 24 June, 1900, in Concord, Herbert G., son of Hannah and Leonard Silver, b. 10 Nov., 1872, in Boscawen. Child: Chester Leonard(10) Silver, b. 8 Oct., 1900.
1. ROSWELL C.(2), son of Martin(1) and Mary (Sawyer) Reed, was b. in Boston; m. 7 Sept., 1860, Emma Ann Shaw. (See Shaw Gen.) Martin Reed was a sea captain and was drowned at sea. Roswell C. enlisted in the Civil war, 1st N.H. Regt., Co. I. Re-enlisted in the 3d Me. Regt. and was transferred to the 17th. He d. in Tilton, 1879. Children:
2. FRANK ELMER(3) REED (Roswell C.(2) Martin(1)) b. 30 Oct., 1861; m. first, May, 1880, Mary Berry of Belmont; m. second, 6 Dec., 1890, Winnie M. Johnson of Wentworth. They res. in Warren. Child by first marriage:
Child by second marriage:
3. LULU BELLE(3) REED (Roswell C.(2), Martin(1)) b. 4 Aug., 1864; m. first, Byron K. Dow, b. 23 April, 1857, in Northfield. Child: Ethel Vara(4) Dow d. in infancy, 26 June, 1881; m. second, 15 Oct., 1888, George A. Glines, b. 6 Oct., 1862, in Northfield; m. third, Julian Morse. Res. Mainstream, Me.
1. LUTHER(2) ROGERS was b. 7 June, 1809; m. 26 June, 1834, Almira, dau. of Warren Nudd; d. 22 Jan., 1887, in Loudon. He was a son of Enoch(1) Rogers, b. 1774; m. 25 Nov., 1795, Abigail or Nancy Buzzel.
2. JOSEPH WARREN(3) ROGERS (Luther(2), Enoch(1)) b. 15 March, 1844, in C.; m. 7 Feb., 1885, Flora Belle, dau. of Benjamin B. Nudd, who was b. in C. 25 Jan., 1862. (See Nudd Gen.) Children:
(Genealogy of the family of Samborne or Sanborn in England and America, 1194-1898.)
The name of Samborne or Sanbotn, with its different variations, is not uncommon in America; it is extremely rare in England, however, and all evidences point to there having been but one distinct family of the name from ancient times. The earliest mention of the family name in Eng. (A.D. 1194) gives it as De Sandeburne, but as early as 1330 it is spelled Samborne or Sambourne. Since the fourteenth century the last two forms have been the accepted English spelling, and the only two branches now in existence in Eng. use these. The first ancestors in America spelled their name Samborne, and, with or without the final "e," so it was spelled for several generations. Gradually the "m" was changed to "n," until by 1750 the name was spelled as at present, the final "e" being altogether dropped. The original and traditional pronunciation in this country was Sahmbourn, with a marked accent on the first syllable. There are several places in Eng. from which our family may have derived its name. Among these is Sambourne, a division of the parish of Warminster, in Wiltshire. The earliest record of the family name in England is associated with Wiltshire; therefore this is probably the place from which the Sambornes took their name. John, William and Stephen Samborne (for so they spelt the name) were sons of an English Samborne (probably William of Brimpton, Berks.) and Anne, dau. of Rev. Stephen Bachiler. Lieut. John Samborne, b. 1620. Probably in Hampton in 1640, since he was then granted a house-lot and a tract of land there. In 1643, his name is signed to a Hampton petition; and from this date the records contain frequent mention of him.
1. LIEUT. JOHN(1) SAMBORNE m. first, Mary, dau. of Robert Tuck of Hampton. She d. 30 Dec., 1668; m. second, 2 Aug., 1671, Margaret Page, widow of William Moulton and dau. of Robert Page of Hampton. He d. 20 Oct., 1692. Twelve children of whom Richard was the fourth.
2. RICHARD(2) SAMBORNE (John(1)) b. in Hampton, 4 Jan., 1655; freeman, 25 April, 1678. Lived in Hampton; a soldier from there in garrison at Oyster River, 1696; m. first, 5 Dec., 1676, Ruth, dau. of William Moulton of Hampton; she d. 3 May, 1685; m. second, 20 Dec., 1693, Mary, dau. of Abraham Drake of Hampton, and widow of Nathaniel Boulter, Jr., of Hampton. Four children of whom Shubael(3) was the fourth.
3. SHUBAEL(3) SAMBORN (Richard(2), Lieut. John(1)) b. in Hampton in 1694. Lived in Hampton; m. 7 June, 1716, Mary, dau. of Abraham Drake of Hampton; d. 3 May, 1759. Seven children, of whom Shubael(4) was the first.
4. SHUBAELS(4) SAMBORN (Shubael(3), Richard(2), Lieut. John(1)) b. in Hampton, 2 June, 1717. Lived in Hampton, but apparently was a soldier by profession, as he was at Louisburg in 1745, and d. in the army during the French war of 1756; m. Jane ----. Seven children, of whom Benjamin(5) was the second.
5. BENJAMIN(5) SAMBORN (Shubael(4), Shubael(3)) b. in Hampton, 1 Aug., 1738; m. first, Jane Mason; m. second, ---- Towle (?). Moved from Hampton to C. in 1771, and d. there 19 Sept., 1821. Children:
6. SHUBAEL(6) SANBORN (Benjamin(5), Shubael(4)) b. in Hampton, 18 June, 1764. Lived and d. in C.; farmer; m. 21 Jan., 1790, Phebe, dau. of Jacob and Betsey (Cass) Smith of Sanbomton, b. 30 Sept., 1771. She was a member of the Congregational Church in C., where she d. 24 Jan., 1852. He d. 6 May, 1842. Children, b. in C.:
7. BENJAMIN(7) SANBORN (Shubael(6), Benjamin(5)) b. in C., 16 Jan., 1793. Taught several schools in town including that in the Borough, which at one time numbered one hundred and twenty-five pupils; also taught singing-school twelve terms; m. first, Dec., 1818, Hannah, b. 11 Aug., 1797, in C., dau. of Jeremiah and Martha (Foster) Clough. (See Clough Gen.) She d. 24 May, 1844; m. second, 12 Aug., 1844, his sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary (Burr) Sanborn. Benjamin Sanborn was commissioned Capt. of the 4th Co. in the 38th Regt., N.H. Militia, 24 June, 1819, and was granted a pension 14 Feb., 1871, for three months' service as private of Capt. Nathaniel G. Bradley's Co., War of 1812. He was town clerk and justice of the peace, and was often called "Squire Sanborn." Representative two years and a member of the Constitutional Convention. He went to live with his son, Joseph, 22 March, 1853, and d. 11 Sept., 1877. Children:
8. Smith(7) SANBORN (Shubael(6), Benjamin(5), Shubael(4), Shubael(3), Richard(2), Lieut. John(1)) b. in C., in that part of the town called Pallet Borough, 22 July, 1795.< "He with a party of three others walked to Montreal, after the War of 1812, engaging in the lumber business and amassing a considerable fortune. Returning to C., Mr. Sanborn erected the buildings on the "John K. Chandler farm" near the Boscawen Station." M. 25 March, 1820, Mary Burr, b. in Stanstead, P.Q., 22 Nov., 1799. He d. 17 May, 1841. Children:
9. JOSEPH CLOUGH(8) SANBORN (Benjamin(7), Shubael(6), Benjamin(5)) b. 8 Dec., 1825; a farmer in C.; m. at Gilmanton, 16 May, 1850, Laura Adams, b. 20 Oct., 1828, dau. of Abiel and Margaret (McCrillis) Cogswell of C. "Joseph C. Sanborn commissioned officer," appears on roll of Co. 5 Inf. in the 38th Regt., 3d. Brig., 1st Div. of the Militia of N.H. Commissioned Capt. of the same Co., 28 Sept., 1849, and he appears on the Co.'s roll as Capt. from 1851-57, inclusive. He d. 19 Dec., 1887. His widow d. 20 June, 1901. Children:
10. EDWARD BURR SMITH(8) SANBORN (Smith(7), Shubael(6), Benjamin(5)) b. in C. in the brick house built by his father near the Boscawen line, 11 Aug., 1833; graduated, Dartmouth College, 1855. Admitted to the bar, 1857. Practiced law in Henniker, Bradford and Franklin, where he remained until his death. Mr. Sanborn was prominent in N.H. politics and represented Franklin in the House of Representatives in the years 1873, '74, '79, '81, '83, '89, '91, and in the Constitutional Conventions of 1876, and 1902 in all of which he was a leading member. He was a member of the board of Railroad Commissioners, being appointed in 1883 and chosen clerk of the board, which position he held until his death. For a short time he was a trustee of the State Normal School at Plymouth, and for ten years a member of the board of education of Franklin; m. first, 1 Aug., 1855, Caroline A. Emery of Center Harbor, b. 2 May, 1835. Three children were b. to them, two of whom d. in infancy. M. second, 4 June, 1877, Helen E., dau. of Charles C. and Fannie (Flanders) Tappan of Bradford. She was b. 17 July, 1853, and res. in the home at Franklin where Mr. Sanborn d. 3 Nov., 1903. Children:
11. HOWARD(9) SANBORN (Joseph(8), Benjamin(7)) b. 26 Dec., 1855; a farmer in C.; m. 25 Dec., 1880, Sarah Luella, dau. of Adoniram and Sarah (Ellsworth) Ford of Orange, b. 13 Sept., 1862. He d. 15 Jan., 1898. Children:
12. RACHEL TAPPAN(9) SANBORN (Edward Burr Smith(8), Smith(7), Shubael(6)) b. 31 Dec., 1888; m. W. F. H. Newton and res. in Providence, R.I. Children:
13. INEZ MAUDE(10) SANBORN (Howard(9), Joseph(8), Benjamin(7)) b. 31 Aug., 1882; m. 3 June, 1903, George Irving, son of Charles W. and Rebecca (Hamilton) Crowe of Truro, N.S., b. 16 March, 1882. Inez (Sanborn) Crowe d. 24 Oct., 1905, in Northfield. Child:
JAMES HENRY SANBORN, who resided in C. about twenty years prior to 1854, was a descendant of William(1) Sambourne of Sunning, Oxfordshire, Eng., b. about 1390; m. Anne, dau. and heir of Sir William Lushell, Kt. Child: John(2) Sambourne of Tinsbury, who m. about 1425, dau. and heir of Sir John de la Reviere of Tinsbury. Child: Richard(3) Sambourne, b. about 1455; m. Dorothy Tichbourne. Child: John(4) Sambourne, b. about 1490; m. dau. of ---- Lisly (L'Isle). Child: Francis(5) Sambourne, who m. and had a son, John(6) Sambourne, (The daughter of the Rev. Stephen Bachiler of Dorsetshire, Eng., married the father of the first three American Sambornes.) b. about 1590, rem. to London, Eng., by 1615, who m. and had a son, Lieut. John(7) Sanborn, b. in Eng., who m. and had a son, Richard(8) Sanborn, who m. first, 5 Dec., 1678, Ruth, dau. of William Moulton, m. second, Wid. Mary Boulter, dau. of Abraham Drake, three children of whom one was Ensign John(9) Sanborn, b. 6 Nov., 1681; m. Sarah, dau. of James Philbrick, lived in North Hampton and (Exeter ?). Fourteen children of whom the second was Benjamin(10) Sanborn, b. 8 Nov., 1703; m. Elizabeth Gilman, settled in Newmarket. Five children of whom Elisha(11) Sanborn was one, b. in Newmarket. He m. and had a son, Capt. John(12) Sanborn, b. in Exeter and moved to Loudon. The latter m. and had children: Elisha(12) b. in Loudon, 1775; Lydia, m. Capt. James (?) Ladd; Betsey, m. John Peverly of C.; Thomas; Sarah; John; Edmund and William Sanborn.
ELISHA(13) SANBORN (Capt. John(12), Elisha(11), Benjamin(10)) b. 1775; d. 1846; m. first, Polly Ladd, who d. 1832; m. second, Hannah Brown; lived on Clough Hill in Loudon. Children:
JAMES HENRY(14) SANBORN (Elisha(12)) b. in Loudon, 1811; m. 1833, Mary, dau. of David and Hannah (Dolloff) Lougee. About 1834, Mr. Sanborn bought of Oliver Kenniston the farm that is now the homestead of Olwyn W. Dow. This he sold about 1854 to Rev. William P. Chase, moving to Belmont. Later migrated West and settled in Alton, Ia. While in C. he was at one time superintendent of the Town Farm. Children:
1. GEORGE WILSON(3) SANBORN, b. 1822; m. 1846, Mary Ann, dau. of Jonathan(3) (James(2), Jonathan(1)) and Mary Ann (Clough) Brown. Mary Ann Clough was a native of C., dau. of Leavitt(6) Clough. (See Clough Gen.) The father of George Wilson was Rev. Jacob(2) Sanborn, b. 1788; m. 1817, Fanny, dau. of Simeon and Anna (Kimball) Eastman. Fanny Eastman was a granddau. of Capt. Obadiah and great-granddau. of Capt. Ebenezer Eastman of the Colonial and Revolutionary armies, performing marked service. The father of Rev. Jacob Sanborn was Dea. Abram(1), b. 1744; m. 1768, Deborah, dau. of Humphrey and Mary (Leavitt) Wilson. Dea. Abram d. 1820; his wife d. 1839. Mary Leavitt was, on what seems good authority, a descendant of John Gilman.
2. JEREMIAH WILSON(4) SANBORN (George W.(3)) b. 4 Feb., 1847, in Gilmanton; m. 4 June, 1872, in Pittsfield, Isabelle Graham, dau. of John Simpson and Rachel J. (Brown) Osborne, b. 23 Jan., 1851, in Loudon. Dea. John S. Osborne was of Quaker descent. Rachel Brown was a dau. of Gen. Richard Brown of Loudon. Jeremiah W. Sanborn was a teacher at State College, Hanover; dean of Missouri Agricultural College; president Utah State College; director of the Missouri and Utah experiment stations; member of the N.H. State Board of Agriculture; trustee of Gilmanton Academy and N.H. State College; and collector of state exhibits of agriculture for World's Fair at New Orleans. For eighteen years at the above named colleges, Prof. Sanborn has conducted original research in many lines of inquiry adding much to the literature of agriculture. Since 1875, he has written voluminously upon agricultural topics. He wrote "World's Progress in Agriculture" for World's Proggress. Children:
1. The first record(Sargent Record, Pub. St. Johnsbury, Vt., 1899.) found of WILLIAM(1) SARGENT is in the General Court records of Mass. Colony in April, 1633, by an act by said court protecting certain grantees of land then at Agawam, now Ipswich, Mass., in their rights and "Willm Sjeant" was one of them. It is shown by records and deeds that he was one of the first settlers at Wessacucon, now Newbury, Mass., in 1635, at Winnacumet, now Hampton, N.H., in 1638, at South Merrimac, now Salisbury, Mass., in 1639 and that "Wm Sargent, townsman and commoner of Salisbury, tax rate 25 Dec., 1650, 7s. 4d." It is probable that he m. first, 1633, Elisabeth, dau. of John Perkins; m. second, 18 Sept., 1670, Joanna Rowell, who survived him. Eleven children, of whom William(2) was the fourth.
2. WILLIAM(2) SARGENT (William(1)) b. at Salisbury, Mass., 21 Nov., 1645; m. 23 Sept., 1668, Mary Colby of Amesbury, Mass. She was b. 19 Sept., 1647. He d. 1712, at Amesbury, Mass., where they resided and were buried. He was a farmer and held public office. He took the oath of allegiance 20 Dec., 1677, at Amesbury. Five children, b. at Amesbury, of whom Philip(3) was the second.
3. PHILIP(3) SARGENT (William(2), William(1)) b. 12 Aug., 1672; m. 7 Dec., 1693, Mary Tewksbury of Amesbury. He d. 1742. He was a farmer and res. at Amesbury. Ten children of whom Charles(4) was the first.
4. CHARLES(4) SARGENT (Philip(3), William(2)) b. 10 Oct., 1694, at Amesbury, Mass.; m. 11 Dec., 1718, Hephzibah Heath, of Haverhill, Mass., who d. Oct., 1754. He d. Sept., 1754. Eleven children of whom Aaron(5) was the fifth.
5. AARON(5) SARGENT (Charles(4), Philip(3)) b. 13 Feb., 1726; m. 16 Nov., 1757, Submit Esterbrook, of Haverhill, Mass. He d. 1797, at C. Children by first marriage b. in C.:
Children by second marriage, b. in C.:
6. SAMUEL(6) SARGENT (Aaron(5), Charles(4)) b. about 1751, in C., where he resided all his life. He m. Miriam Tucker, of Salisbury, Mass. Children:
7. ZEBADIAH(6) SARGENT (Aaron(5), Charles(4))b. 6 Sept., 1760; m. 14 June, 1785, Hannah Foster, b. 13 Feb., 1763. He d. 16 Nov., 1828. Children:
8. SAMUEL(7) SARGENT (Samuel(6), Aaron(5)) b. 21 March, 1777, in Loudon; m. 18 Aug., 1801, Betsey Stevens of C., b. 8 Dec., 1783; d. 5 June, 1862. (See Stevens Gen.) He d. 9 May, 1855. Children, b. in C.:
9. JONATHAN(7) SARGENT (Zebadiah(6), Aaron(5)) b. 6 Nov., 1794, in C.; m. 27 Jan., 1825, Phebe Eastman, b. 14 Dec., she, 9 June, 1875. Children, b. in C.:
10. SAMUEL(8) SARGENT (Samuel(7), Samuel(6)) b. 17 Sept., 1810; m. 14 Feb., 1836, Firena B. Allen of Gilmanton, where she was b. 30 May, 1815. She d. 14 Jan., 1885. He was a farmer and trader. D. 20 Oct., 1882. Children:
11. WILLIAM FORREST(8) SARGENT (Samuel(7), Samuel(6)) b. 4 July, 1817; m. 19 April, 1847, in C., Apphia Amanda, dau. of Solomon and Maria (Morrill) Young. (See Young Gen.) He d. 17 Nov., 1878. She d. 29 March, 1910. Children, b. in C.:
12. ELIZABETH S.(8) SARGENT (Samuel(7), Samuel(6)) b. 19 March, 1821; m. 29 Nov., 1843, John Chandler Gage, of Boscawen, b. 11 April, 1814. She d. 26 Feb., 1853. He m. second, 27 Dec., 1853, Hannah Clough, dau. of Andrew and Lucinda (Sargent) Stevens of Loudon. She d. 22 April, 1902; he, 2 April, 1895. He had an extensive lumber business and manufactured saws. Held important offices in town of Boscawen. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
13. LUTHER(8) SARGENT (Jonathan(7), Zebadiah(6)) b. 26 Oct., 1825; m. 5 Oct., 1865, Valerie C., b. 28 Aug., 1839, in Gilmanton, dau. of Hiram W. and Lavina Connor Moses. He was a fanner and resided in C. He taught school eighteen years in C. and adjoining towns, and held the offices of town clerk, town treasurer, member of the school board fourteen years, and justice of the peace forty-one years. He was a member of the Congregational Church. (See Chap. XI and Chap. on Schools,. Vol. I.) Child:
14. WILLIAM YOUNG(9) SARGENT (William Forrest(8), Samuel(7)) b. 19 April, 1851; m. 29 Oct., 1878, in C., Almira Josephine, dau. of Charles Haines and Ellen (Gerrish) Ayers. (See Ayers Gen.) Child:
The Scales family in C. is descended from Edward(5) Scales, who went from Lee to that town about 1780. He was the son of Edward Scales, and nephew of the Rev. James Scales who was noted in the early history of C. Edward, Sr., and James were great-grandsons of William(1) Scales of Rowley, Mass., who was one of the company that began the settlement of that town in 1640, coming mostly from Rowley, Eng. William Scales was b. about 1612. The place of his birth is not known. It may have been in London, and his parents may have been William and Margaret (Greene) Scales, she the dau. of Robert Greene. The Scales family in Eng., dates from the landing of William, the Conqueror, in 1066. The origin of the name came from that commander of the division of King William's army, which came over to Eng. with him from Normandy, whose duty it was to scale the walls of a besieged city when the proper time came to make such an assault. This general's name was Hugh; they had only one name then; in the history of the time, he is called Hugh de Eschalers and Hugh de Scalerius; that Hugh was commander of the Scalers of the city walls and fortifications.
In about three centuries the "de" was dropped, so instead of James de Scales, it became James Scales. Members of the Scales family won fame and high honors in the crusades and the various English wars.
1. WILLIAM(1) SCALES, the immigrant, lived in Rowley, Eng., in 1638. He came with others to Boston or Salem in 1639, and later settled in Rowley, Mass. He was accompanied by his wife, Ann, and three children. He was made a freeman, 13 May, 1640, and served his townsmen in various official positions. His wife Ann, whose maiden name is not known, d. 26 Sept., 1682.
2. JAMES(2) SCALES (William(1)) b. in 1654; d. in 1686. He was a farmer and inherited the homestead of his father in Rowley village, where he resided. He was m. 7 Nov., 1677, to Susannah, dau. of Zacheus Curtis, who came to N.E. on the ship James in 1635. She d. in 1691. She was bapt. 15 Feb., 1654, so was 37 years old when she d. Children:
3. JAMES(3) SCALES (James(2), William(1)) m. Sarah Curtis, 10 March, 1702. He was a prosperous farmer and influential citizen and resided in Boxford, Mass. Children:
Of this family two sons were connected with the history of C., James and Edward.
4. REV. JAMES(4) SCALES (James(3), James(2)) b. 31 May, 1707, graduated from Harvard College, in 1733. After graduation, he resided in Boxford, Mass., until 1737, when he removed to Rumford (Concord) taking with him a letter of dismissal from the pastor of the Boxford church, Rev. John Rogers, to the church at Rumford into which he was received, being granted libertyto build a pew at the west end of the meeting house. He was licensed to preach in 1742 and rem. to C. (See Chapter I, Vol. I.) His son, Stephen(5) Scales, graduated from Harvard College in 1763 and was a tutor there for a few years. He took high rank as a scholar and d. in 1772.
5. EDWARD(4) SCALES (James(3), James(2)) b. 3 May, 1709; m. Sarah Harris, 4 June, 1726. They resided in Portsmouth where they were members of the South Parish Church and worthy people. They had several children, of whom the eldest was Edward.(5)
6. EDWARD(5) SCALES (Edward(4)) bapt. in Portsmouth, 21 July, 1727; m. 26 July, 1750, Susannah Wiley. They resided in Durham until about 1760, when they rem. to Lee, where they remained until about 1780,
when they rem. to C. He was a tailor by trade and very successful, continuing the business in C. after he had bought a farm. Children:
7. EDWARD(6) SCALES (Edward(5), Edward(4)) b. 9 April, 1769; tailor and farmer, residing on the homestead after removing to C. with his parents when he was eleven years of age; m. 1794, Hannah Sargent of C., b. 14 Jan., 1777, and d. 21 April, 1855. Children:
8. JOSEPH WALKER(7) SCALES (Edward(6), Edward(5)) b. in C., 29 Jan., 1809; m. Sarah Nason Shaw, 23 April, 1837 (See Shaw Gen.), b. in Epping 21 July, 1802; d. 20 Jan., 1878, in C. He d. 24 Nov., 1874, in C. Children:
9. GEORGE(8) SCALES (Joseph Walker(7), Edward(6)) b. in C., 7 Aug., 1840; d. in Denver, Col., 22 June, 1886. He m. Maggie A. Ryan, 8 June, 1872, at Franklin. Soldier in the Civil war, Corp. Co. G, 2d Regt., S. Sharpshooters, enlisted 4 Dec., 1881. Discharged on account of wounds 22 Nov., 1862. Child: Ada Belle(9), b. in Franklin, 31 July, 1875; m. John Robert Copithorne, 4 Jan., 1899, b. in Boston, 11 Jan., 1872. Child: Stanley Willard(10) Copithorne, b. in Somerville, Mass., 9 Jan., 1902.
10. JOSEPH WALKER(8) SCALES (Joseph Walker(7), Edward(6)) b. 8 April, 1842, in C., where he has resided most of his life; stone mason and farmer; m. 19 Sept., 1863, Nancy Ann, dau. of Joseph Clough and Miriam (Libby) Glover. (See Glover Gen.) Mrs. Scales d. 5 Sept., 1893. Children:
11. LUCIA ANNA(9) SCALES (Joseph W.(8), Joseph W.(7)) b. 30 June, 1864, in C.; m. Walter Maxfield; she d. Sept., 1891, in C. Child: Harry Walter(10)
Maxfield, b. 2 Aug., 1887, in Gilmanton; m. 1 Aug., 1906, Harriet Hill. Children:
12. JOHN SIDNEY(9) SCALES (Joseph W.(8), Joseph W.(7)) b. 8 March, 1871, in Campton; m. 10 Aug., 1895, in Concord, Amy Annie Mosher. They have resided in C. since their marriage. They combine farming with keeping a general store. Amy Annis(3) Mosher was b. 18 Aug., 1876, in Barford, Que. She is the dau. of Daniel Wesley(2) Mosher who was b. 8 Aug., 1852, in Barford and m. 13 March, 1871, Ida Amelia Shurtleff. Daniel Wesley Mosher d. 8 Aug., 1852, in Barnston. The grandfather of Amy Annis(3) (Mosher) Scales was Daniel Mosher, b. 1824, in Barford. He m. Laura Johnson who was b. 1827. Two sisters of Mrs. Scales, Maud(3) and Minnie(3) b. June, 1873, in Barford, d. there Sept., 1873. Another sister, Mabel Evelyn,(3) b. 23 Dec., 1874, in Barford, m. 25 Dec., 1896, Herbert L. Whitten, in Lowell, Mass. Their children are:
A brother of Mrs. Scales, Fritz Wesley(3) Mosher, b. 21 Jan., 1879, in Coaticook, Que.; m. 31 Jan., 1904, in Manchester, Maud Lilian Marland who was b. 1886, in Me. Their children, both b. in Manchester, are:
The Moshers trace their descent from Hugh Mossier who landed in Boston, 12 June, 1632, on the ship James. Ida Amelia(8) Shurtleff was b. 8 July, 1856, in Hatley, Que.; m. 13 March, 1871, Daniel Wesley Mosher. Mrs. Scales is of the ninth generation from William Shurtleff of Eng., who landed at Plymouth, Mass., in 1634. (William(1), William(2), John(3), Benoni(4), Joel(5), Joel(6), Roscoe Grannis(7), Ida Amelia(8), Amy Annis (Mosher) Scales(9).)
1. EBEN(1) (possibly Edward) SCALES, m. Hannah Sargent of Concord.
2. ROYAL SCALES(Royal Scales was probably son of Edward(6), Edward(5), Edward(4), James(3), James(2), William(1), of the other Scales Genealogy.) (Eben(1)) b. 1 Nov., 1800, at C.; d. 4 Sept., 1871, at Wilmot. He m. 15 Feb., 1827, Roxanna, dau. of Edmund and Dorcas (Merrill) Grover, who was b. 3 April, 1803, at Atkinson, Mass. She d. 29 Dec., 1889, at Andover. Children:
3. CORNELIUS(3) SCALES (Royal(2), Eben(1)) b. 11 Oct., 1829; m. 1 Jan., 1857, at Jersey Shore, Penn., Matilda, dau. of Charles and Elizabeth Hagenbuck.She was b. 20 Nov., 1836. He d. 7 March, 1906. Children:
4. LIZZIE BARTLETT(3) SCALES (Royal(2), Eben(1)) b. 31 March, 1836. She m. 8 July, 1858, Charles Swain of Laconia, who was b. at Waterville. Children:
5. ROXANNA(3) SCALES (Royal(2), Eben(1)) b. 28 Feb., 1838; m. George Atwood. She d. 8 Nov., 1892. Children:
v. ALPHA ROSE ATWOOD, b. 9 Sept., 1874.
6. EDNA ELIZABETH(4) SCALES (Cornelius(3), Royal(2), Eben(1)) b. 5 Nov., 1857; m. Benjamin P. Fifield, who was b. 10 Jan., 1855, at Andover. He was the son of Benjamin P. and Lydia (Merrill) Fifield.
7. CHARLES SPOFFORD(4) SCALES (Cornelius(3), Royal(2), Eben(1)) b. 6 Jan., 1862; m. 19 June, 1890, at White River Junction, Vt., Hattie Merrill, dau. of William E. and Martha Putnam Huntoon, who was b. 31 Jan., 1863, at White River Junction.
1. JOHN(1) SHAW of Epping, m. Polly, dau. of Moses and Sarah (Nason) Currier. (See Currier Gen.) She was b. 24 June, 1782, in Epping. They rem, from Epping to C., 1807. He d. 1859. Her last years were passed in the family of her son, Richard, one-half mile from Hill's Corner. After reaching the age of 94 years, she pieced 36 quilts and gave them to her descendants. At the age of 96 years, she cut and made a print dress without assistance. Mrs. Shaw was an old school Freewill Baptist. Her centennial birthday was celebrated in a most appropriate manner at which time hundreds of people from C. and the surrounding
towns gathered to pay their respects. On that day she was photographed with her son, granddau., great-grandson and great-greatgranddau. Her sight was good and mental faculties wonderfully preserved. She d. 28 July, 1883, aged 101. Children:
2. RICHARD LOCKE(2) SHAW (John(1)) b. 22 July, 1804, in Epping, m. 1843, Sarah Buzzell James, b. 13 July, 1819, in C. He was a carpenter and employed many years by the Shakers. He inherited the hardy constitution of his ancestors, often walking to Concord to do a day's work. Mrs. Shaw d. 7 Jan., 1892. He d. 28 April, 1894, both in C. Children:
3. ELIZA(2) SHAW (John(1)) m. first, Samuel Runnells; m. second, Charles McCoy of Northwood, where they both d. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
4. HENRY AUGUSTUS(3) SHAW (Richard(2), John(1)) b. 19 Jan., 1845; m. Clara Hunkins Buzzell, b. 10 May, 1849, in Sanbornton. Res. in Tilton. Children:
ii. FRANKIE, b. 3 April, d. 30 May, 1868.
5. EVA OLENA(3) SHAW (Richard(2), John(1)) b. 24 March, 1854; m. 12 Dec., 1878, Albert H. Gilman, b. 5 Nov., 1854, in Sanbornton. Child: Ward Eugene(4) Gilman, b. 21 Oct., 1879, in C.
Prepared by Charles S. Simpson of Hibbing, Minn.
1. BENJAMIN(1) SIMPSON, b. in 1742, was among the pioneers of C., having settled there prior to 1764. He acquired several lots of land, one of which was No. 180, in the 3d division, and the others were adjacent, or in the vicinity. He signed the "Association Test" in 1776, and was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, serving three enlistments. First in Lieut. Bragdon's New Hampshire Party, later in Capt. Titus Salter's Co., N.H. Art., and on 20 Sept., 1776, he enlisted in Capt. Benjamin Emery's Co. of Col. Baldwin's Regt., which was raised to reinforce the Continental Army at New York, and on 28 Oct., 1776, was in the battle of White Plains. His second wife was Wid. Mary (Rolfe) Eastman, dau. of Nathaniel Rolfe of Concord, and granddau. of Henry Rolfe, one of the grantees of Concord, and a descendant in the fourth generation from Henry Rolfe, who came to Newbury, Mass., in 1630; a son of Honour Rolfe of England. After the war, Benjamin Simpson continued to res. in C., till 1809, when with his family he rem, to Rumford, Me., where his son William had preceded him. He bought land on the east side of Ellis River, and lived there until 1819. His declining years were spent with his youngest son, Joseph, in Byron, Me., where he d. 27 Nov., 1828. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
2. BENJAMIN(2) SIMPSON, JR. (Benjamin(1)) was b. in C. in 1776, and was for many years a res. of Concord. He m. first, 1 Dec., 1795, Phoebe Todd, of Temple. M. second, 18 Sept., 1804, Ruth, dau. of Joseph and Mary Colby of Concord, b. in Concord, 25 April, 1787, and d. in Boscawen, 25 Dec., 1838. M. third, 13 Nov., 1839, Mary C. Giles of Boscawen, who d. 2 Sept., 1840. He d. in Boscawen, 18 Dec., 1847. Child by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
3. WILLIAM(2) SIMPSON (Benjamin(1)) b. in C., in 1778, and at the age of fifteen years enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served five years on the ship Portsmouth. In Jan., 1800, he m. Abigail Eastman, dau. of his father's second wife. He lived in C. until 1806, when he emigrated to Rumford, Me. The grant of Rumford was made by the Province of Mass. Bay to citizens of Concord, and vicinity, who had suffered loss on account of the settlement of the boundary line between the Provinces of N.H. and Mass. Bay. After a long dreary journey of several days, following the uncertain bridle paths through an unbroken wilderness, across mountains and streams, William Simpson and his family reached the little colony of Rumford where he acquired 80 acres of land not far from the present site of the city of Rumford. Here he built a log house and made a clearing. At the breaking out of the War of 1812 he was one of the first to enlist from his adopted town and was in active service from July, 1812, to 24 Dec., 1814. He served in Capt. Thomas Harrison's Co., 9th Regt., U.S. Inf., and in Capt. William Wheeler's Co. of Inf., Ryerson's Regt. of Mass. In 1817 he rem. to the adjoining town of Andover, and in 1825 from Andover to the east branch of Swift River in Byron, Me. He d. 27 March, 1860, in Rumford. His wid. d. 10 Oct., 1870. Children:
4. NATHANIEL(2), SIMPSON (Benjamin(1)) b. in Concord, 9 May, 1790, but lived in C. until 1809, when he rem. to Rumford, Me. He m. 13 Nov., 1817, Lydia, dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Goodwin) Elliot of Concord. m. d. in Rumford, 13 Dec., 1874, and his wid. d. 15 July, 1883. Children:
5. PAUL ROLFE(2) SIMPSON (Benjamin(1)) b. in Concord, 1 Dec., 1791, and lived at C. until 1809, when he rem. with his parents to Rumford. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, serving as Corp. in Capt. Bodwell's Co., 45th Regt., U.S. Inf., from Nov., 1812, to Jan., 1813. He re-enlisted in Capt. William Wheeler's Co. of Inf., Ryerson's Regt. of Mass., 25 Sept., 1814, was again appointed Corp. and served until 6 Nov., 1814, when discharged. He m. 15 July, 1821, Hannah M. Thomas. He resided in Rumford, Me., and in Cambridgeport, Mass. He d. in Rumford, in 1881. Children:
6. JOSEPH(2) SIMPSON (Benjamin(1)) b. in C., Feb., 1799, and at the age of ten years moved with his parents to Rumford, Me. He m. Octavia Merrill of Andover, Me. He was in Capt. John Barnard's Co. of Inf. for the protection of the Northeastern Frontier in 1839. He resided in Andover and Byron, Me., until 1850, when he rem. to Wisconsin. He was a pioneer settler of Byron, Fon du Lac County, where he d. 24 Nov., 1867. Children:
7. JOHN GILMAN(3) SIMPSON (Benjamin(2), Benjamin(1)) was b. in Concord, 9 April, 1808; m. Jane White Shattuck, wid. of Prescott Couch. She was b. 5 Sept., 1811, and d. 17 June, 1874. He d. 9 Aug., 1857. Children:
8. HIRAM(3) SIMPSON (Benjamin(2), Benjamin(1)) b. in Concord, 15 Nov., 1812; m. 24 March, 1836, Mary S., dau. of Jeremiah and Nancy Wells Burpee, b. in Boscawen, 9 Feb., 1817. They resided in Concord, where he d. 5 Sept., 1867; she, 7 Jan., 1900. Children:
9. MARY JANE(4) SIMPSON (John Gilman(3), Benjamin(2), Benjamin(1)) b. 19 Aug., 1839; m. 24 Aug., 1862, George Calvin Chase of Webster. Children:
10. CHARLES BROWN(4) SIMPSON (John Gilman(3), Benjamin(2), Benjamin(1)) b. in Boscawen, 28 March, 1841, m. in Lowell, Mass., 12 Aug., 1862, Lucretia Brown of Chichester. He d. 30 Sept., 1865. Children:
11. CLARA DWIGHT(4) SIMPSON (Hiram(3), Benjamin(2), Benjamin(1)) b. in Concord, 28 March, 1849; m. 3 Feb., 1866, John C. Morrison, who d. 23 March, 1896. Mrs. Morrison res. in Franklin. Children:
12. ROXANA PEABODY(4) SIMPSON (Hiram(3), Benjamin(2), Benjamin(1)) b. in Concord, 14 July, 1853; m. 24 July, 1872, John H. Rolfe of Concord. Children:
1. JOHN(1) SMALL came to C. from Lee, where he was b. 5 May, 1761. He m. Keziah Jackson, b. 19 Aug., 1765, in Lee. Children, b. in C.:
2. JEREMIAH(2) SMALL (John(1)) b. 16 June, 1794; m. 3 Feb., 1818, Hannah, dau. of Elder Winthrop and Mary Otis Young. She was b. 25 June, 1790, in C. (See Young Gen.), d. 22 July, 1883. He d. 23 Nov., 1868. Children, b. in C.:
3. WILLIAM PLUMMER(3), SMALL (Jeremiah(2), John(1)) b. 3 May, 1818; m. first 23 May, 1846, Abi Blodgett; second, Abbie J., dau. of John M. and Abigail (Cate) Heath, b. in Epsom. Children by first marriage, b. in C.:
Children by second marriage, b. in C.:
4. ELIZA H.(3) SMALL (Jeremiah(2), John(1)) b. 18 Nov., 1819; m. Nathan F. Foster of Gilmanton. She d. 10 April, 1906. Children:
5. DARIUS(3) SMALL (Jeremiah(2), John(1)) b. 19 Oct., 1821; m. 24 Aug., 1850, in C., Susan H., dau. of Abraham Heath. She d. May, 1884; he, 1894. Children, b. in C.:
6. ANDREW JACKSON(3) SMALL (Jeremiah(2), John(1)) b. 24 June, 1828; m. Calista Whitney, dau. of William Howe. She was of English descent. She d. 17 May, 1882. He served three years in the Civil war. He d. 22 Jan., 1897. Children:
7. JOHN(3) SMALL (Jeremiah(2), John(1)) b. 5 Jan., 1831; m. 3 Nov., 1859, Sarah E. Dennis. He d. 12 May, 1905. Child:
8. ALMON JAMES(4) SMALL (William P.(3), Jeremiah(2), John(1)) b. 9 Feb., 1869; m. Florence G. Bagley, b. 14 Sept., 1865, in C. (See Bagley Gen.) Mrs. Small d. in C., 14 Dec., 1910. Children, b. in C.:
9. JOHN A.(4) SMALL (Darius(3), Jeremiah(2), John(1)) b. 28 Oct., 1853; m. 1 May, 1878, in Belmont, Sarah E., dau. of Jewett E. Maxfield. She was b. in Belmont, 3 Dec., 1857. Children: