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
SMITH to WALTON.
[transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. JEREMIAH(3) SMITH was b. 5 Aug., 1825, in Lough Gael, City Antrim, Ireland. His father was Robert(2) Smith, who m. Sarah, dau. of William Carr. Robert(2) d. in Peabody, Mass. His wife d. in Ireland. The grandfather of Jeremiah(2) was Jeremiah(1) Smith. He m. Rose, dau. of Thomas Glednary. Both d. in Ireland. Jeremiah(3) Smith m. 4 April, 1849, in E. Concord, Mary, dau. of Robert McKerley, b. 1823, in Kenbilly, City Antrim, Ireland; d. 26 Nov., 1905, in C. Mr. Smith rem. from Concord to. C. Dec., 1868; purchased the Stephen Young farm and resided there till 1887, when he purchased the Dyball farm; resided there till 1908 when he rem. to Chichester. Children:
2. SARAH JANE(4), SMITH (Jeremiah(3), Robert(2), Jeremiah(1)) b. 5 June, 1852; m. 30 Sept., 1874, in Concord, Frank Paul Seavey. Children, b. in Concord:
3. MARY ELIZABETH(4) SMITH (Jeremiah(3), Robert(2), Jeremiah(1)) m. first, Feb., 1875, in Concord, Edwin Lougee; m. second, 19 May, 1894, in Bellows Falls, Vt., William H. Hall. Children by first marriage:
1. REUBEN(1) SMITH, who moved from Exeter to Sanbornton, before 1779; settled at the foot of Colby (Gile's) Hill, south of Clark's Corner; d. 30 March, 1797. Mrs. Smith d. 28 Sept., 1815, aged 94. They had six children of whom Noah(2), the youngest, m. 9 Dec., 1784, Mercy, dau. of Jonathan and Anna (Taylor) Chase of Loudon. They had ten children of whom Thomas Sewall(3), the youngest, settled in C.
2. THOMAS SEWALL(3) SMITH (Noah(2), Reuben(1)) b. 25 May, 1809, in Sanbornton; m. Nancy Taylor, b. 1812, dau. of Benjamin (son of Col. William Taylor of Sanbornton) and Sally (Whitcher) Taylor of Upper Gilmanton, now Belmont. As early as 1838, Mr. Smith was residing at Hill's Corner, and he continued a res. until his death. Mrs. Smith d. 12 April, 1864; he, 18 Aug., 1866. Children:
3. JULIA A(4) SMITH (Thomas Sewall(3), Noah(2), Reuben(1)) b. 18 Feb., 1839; m. 1 May, 1859, Horace O. Bugbee of Lake Village. Children:
4. JOHN COLE(4) SMITH (Thomas Sewall(3), Noah(2), Reuben(1)) b. 18 May, 1847; m. first, 29 April, 1866, Abbie J., dau. of Richard Shaw. (See Shaw Gen.) She d. 27 June, 1893. He m. second, Mary, wid. of Joseph Cota, whose children were John B., Nellie, Hattie and Mamie Cota. Mr. Smith was a soldier in the Civil war, serving in Co. K, 5th N.H. Regt. He res. at Hill's Corner. Children:
1. ERNEST WHITE(3) SNOW, son of Andrew Fayette(2) and Isabelle (Howland) Snow and grandson of David(1) Snow, was b. 2 Oct., 1874, in Whitefield; m. 24 Dec., 1896, in Belmont, Lila Ivanette, dau. of Martin L. Lane. She was b. 26 Nov., 1878, in Center Harbor. They moved to C., March, 1906. Children:
1. JOHN(1) SNYDER was b. 22 May, 1776, at Frankfort-on-the-Rhine, Germany. He came to Boston, 1800; m. 1805 at Marblehead, Mass., Mrs. Sarah Nicholson, dau. of Sylvester and Sarah Stevens; settled in C., 1829. He was a skilled mechanic. He d. 16 March, 1859. His wife d. 18 May, 1851, aged 69. They had seven children, five of whom lived to be heads of families.
Three, Elizabeth(2), Christopher and John, spent a large part of their life in C. Elizabeth, b. in Marblehead; m. 31 March, 1864, Ezra B., son of Ezekiel and Huldah (Burbank) Getchell, b. in Wethersfield, Vt. She d. 1887. Christopher Snyder, b. in Deerfield, N.Y., d. 14 Nov., 1864, in C.
2. JOHN(2) SNYDER (John(1)) b. 24 Sept., 1814, at Utica, N.Y.; m. 9 Feb., 1843, at C., Abigail S. Merrill, b. 19 Oct., 1814, at Orange. She was a dau. of James Merrill who was b. 16 March, 1775, in Amesbury, Mass. Her mother, Elizabeth Heath Merrill, was b. 18 Jan., 1784, at Sandown; d. 7 April, 1870, in C. John Snyder was by occupation a carpenter and pump builder. He was appointed Lieutenant of the Company of Riflemen in the 38th Regt. of N.H. Militia, 1 April, 1842. He was honorably discharged at his own request, 20 April, 1843. Abigail (Merrill) Snyder d. 14 Jan., 1872. He m. second, 13 Aug., 1873, at Concord, Ellen Elizabeth, dau. of Jonathan and Abigail (Bancroft) Hamlet. Jonathan Hamlet d. 27 Feb., 1865; his wife d. 12 June, 1883. John Snyder d. 15 Dec., 1898, in C. Children by first marriage:
Child by second marriage:
3. JAMES M.(3) SNYDER (John(2), John(1)) b. 27 Jan., 1844; m. 1873, Mary E. Fitts, b. 1852, at Webster. He is a carpenter and a building contractor. He has served the town of Webster several years as selectman and member of the school board. Children:
4. FRANK P.(3) SNYDER (John(2), John(1)) b. 21 Dec., 1851, m. 26 Nov., 1884, Mrs. Dora E. Brown, b. 11 Aug., 1858. She had a dau., Bessie E., who m. Oscar F. Timlin and lives in Dorchester, Mass. Dora Brown Snyder d. Dec., 1897. Frank P.(3) Snyder was an upholsterer in Boston; d. 1 Feb., 1897.
5. ELIZABETH H.(3) SNYDER (Elizabeth(2), John(1)) b. 8 June, 1841, in C.; m. 3 Dec., 1857, Jason Chamberlain of Marblehead, Mass. He d. 4 July, 1899. Children:
1. HIRAM CLARK(2) SQUIRES, b. 4 Dec., 1821, in St. Albans, Vt., son of Philips and Caroline (Clark) Squier(1); m. first, Alma, dau. of James and Phebe (Clark) Pevere, b. 22 Feb., 1819; d. 18 May, 1865; m. second, Anne Allen of Gilmanton; served four years in the Civil war; resided in C. several years; d. 4 April, 1897, in Manchester. Children, all by first marriage:
In nearly every state of the Union there are descendants of William(2) Stevens, the progenitor of the Stevens family of C., who came with his brother John and mother "Wid. Ann Stevens from Gonsham, Oxford Co., Eng., in the ship Confidence" to Newbury, Mass., in 1638.
1. WILLIAM(1) settled in Newbury; m. Elizabeth Bitfield of Newbury, 19 May, 1645. He d. 19 May, 1653. Three children, of whom John(2) was the second.
2. JOHN(2) STEVENS (William(1)) b. 19 Nov., 1650, took the oath of allegiance in 1669 and again in 1678; m. 9 March, 1669, Mary, dau. of Aquila and Anne (Wheeler) Chase, who was b. in Newbury, 3 Feb., 1650. He resided in Newbury, Haverhill and Gloucester. His will dated 19 May, 1715, mentions his ten children by name of whom Otho(3) was the youngest.
3. ENSIGN OTHO(3) STEVENS (John(2), William(1)), b. 1702, in Haverhill, Mass., d. 1771, in Hampstead; m. first, 21 March, 1723, Abigail, dau. of Josiah and Mary (Lufkin) Kent, b. in West Gloucester, Mass., 9 July, 1697; d. in Hampstead. They resided on "Kent's Farm" and there their children were b. M. second, Mary Dodge. Nine children by first marriage, of whom Otho(4) was the second child.
4. OTHO(4) STEVENS (Otho(3), John(2)) b. 1726; m. Abigail Emerson, 28 Oct., 1752. He was constable of Hampstead, 1754-55. He served in the French and Indian war, was in Wolfe's Brig., at Quebec, and was seriously injured in climbing the Heights of Abraham. He was conveyed to Ft. Oswego, where he d. 21 Sept., 1759. His wife, who was b. in Hampstead 20 March, 1737, was dau. of Benjamin and Hannah (Watts) Emerson and through her mother a descendant of the famous Hannah Dustin of Haverhill. After her husband's death she continued to res. at Hampstead for a few years. While visiting her sister, Mrs. Susan Chase of C., she met Dea. David Morrill, to whom she was m. 28 Dec., 1763 and with her children moved to C. She d. 30 June, 1833, and was buried in the cemetery at the Center. Children of Otho and Abigail (Emerson) Stevens:
5. SIMON(5) STEVENS (Otho(4), Otho(3)) b. 14 March, 1755, in Hampstead; came to C. about 1763; m. Elizabeth Boynton, b. 10 Nov., 1754; d. 9 Feb., 1846. He d. 19 June, 1825. Children, b. in C.:
6. JESSE(5) STEVENS (Otho(4), Otho(3)) b. 22 Jan., 1757; m. Elizabeth Heath. Children:
7. BETSEY(6) STEVENS (Simon(5), Otho(4)) b. 8 Dec., 1783; m. 18 Aug., 1801, Samuel, son of Samuel and Miriam (Tucker) Sargent of C. (See Sargent Gen.)
8. JOHN(6) STEVENS (Simon(5), Otho(4)) b. 29 July, 1785; d. 8 July, 1869; m. March, 1810, Submit, dau. of Dea. Newcomb of Greenwich, Mass., b. 1790; d. 30 Sept., 1825. After his m. Mr. Stevens rem. to Boscawen. In 1836, he moved West. Children, b. in Boscawen: David(7), Bradford, Adaline, Calvin, Justus, Louisa, Submit, Elizabeth.
9. JESSE(6) STEVENS (Simon(5), Olho(4)) b. 29 Sept., 1788; m. 30 Nov., 1814, Abigail Sherburne, b. 16 March, 1793, in Epsom, d. 9 July, 1880. Children, b. in C.:
10. MARY(6) STEVENS (Simon(5), Otho(4)) b. 13 Sept., 1791; m. Jesse Emerson of Newburyport, Mass., b. in Hollis. In 1836, they rem. to French Grove, Buda, Ill. He d. 1838. Children: Abigail(7) Emerson, Mary Stevens Emerson, Jesse Emerson, Roxanna Emerson, Josephine Emerson, William Edwin Emerson, George Stevens Emerson and Elizabeth Emerson.
11. MOSES(6) STEVENS (Simon(5), Otho(4),) b. 29 July, 1796; m. 4 Jan., 1820, Mary Stevens, b. 19 Oct., 1798; d. 28 June, 1870, in Ill. Children: David(7) and Elbridge, both b. in C. He d. 22 Feb., 1864.
12. THOMAS J.(6) STEVENS (Simon(5), Otho(4)) b. 18 July, 1801; m. first, Elizabeth Smith of C.; second, Mrs. Eliza Simpson in Concord, 1854. Moved to Buda, Ill., 1836; d. 22 March, 1853. Children by first marriage, b. in C . Lurana(7), Mary, Joseph, Emeline, Frank W. Children, b. in Ill.: Caroline, Sarah J., Elizabeth.
13. MARY A.(7) STEVENS (Jesse(6), Simon(5)) b. 12 Jan., 1818; m. 4 June, 1840, Rufus, son of Isaac Virgin, of Concord, b. 7 Jan., 1818; d. 26 Jan., 1899. Children:
14. CAROLINE(7) STEVENS (Jesse(6), Simon(4)) b. 17 Sept., 1822; m. 18 April, 1849, Stephen Clark of Boston, Mass. Res. in Concord. Children:
15. SUSAN T.(7) STEVENS (Jesse(6), Simon(5)) b. 26 July, 1825; m. 10 Feb., 1851, David A. Morrill of C. Res. in E. Concord. Child:
16. ALBERT(7) STEVENS (Jesse(6), Simon(5)) b. 24 Jan., 1833; m. Susan Ellen, dau. of Reuben Goodwin, b. 7 July, 1839. He remained on the home farm until 1861, when he rem. to E. Concord. Children:
1. RAPLH(2) STREETER (David(1)) b. 17 Feb., 1813, in Lisbon; m. 8 July, 1835, Caroline E., dau. of Benjamin Daley. She was b. 25 Jan., 1820, in Lisbon, d. 11 Oct., 1859, in Northfield; m. second, Mrs. Adeline Winch, twin sister of first wife. She d. 15 March, 1891, in C. He came to C. in 1845; was a farmer and mechanic; d. 6 May, 1877, in C. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
2. MARTIN v. B.(3) STREETER (Ralph(2), David(1)) b. 22 Jan., 1837, in Lisbon; m. 18 Oct., 1859, Elizabeth McDaniel of C. (See McDaniel Gen.) She d. 27 July, 1890. He m. second, 18 Feb., 1892, in C., Mrs. Isoline McDaniel. He was supt. for many years of the pulp mill at Franklin; d. 28 March, 1898, in Northfield. Children by first marriage:
3. CHARLES A.(3) STREETER (Ralph(2), David(1)) b. 17 April, 1855; m. Annie Pettingill, b. 16 March, 1863. He was supt. of pulp mill in Franklin for several years. Children:
4. WALTER WILLIAM(4) STREETER (Martin v. B.(3), Ralph(2), David(1)) b. 3 Dec., 1865, in C.; m. 15 Dec., 1888, in Tilton, Cora Maud, dau. of Edwin and Sarah E. Moorhouse, b. 20 Nov., 1868, in Lakeport. Children:
5. MAUD ELIZABETH(4) STREETER (Martin V. B.(3), Ralph(2), David(1)) b. 4 May, 1880, in Franklin; m. 19 June, 1900, in Franklin, Scott Frank Taylor. Children, b. in Hyde Park, Mass.:
The first reference to the Sutton family in the C. records is when the wid. Margaret Sutton was taxed in 1776. Her name continues on the tax list until 1787, but not appearing as the head of a family in the U.S. Census of 1790, it is presumed that she went to res. with her son John, with whom she remained until her death, 12 March, 1816. Whether she was accompanied by her husband when she came to C. is not known. If so, he d. soon after her arrival. The following entries relative to the Sutton family appear in the town register of births, marriages and deaths: The birth of MICHAEL SUTTON'S children:
JOHN(2) SUTTON (Michael(1)) b. 14 Jan., 1762; m. Lydia Lyford, 12 March, 1788. She was b. at Epping, 31 March, 1762, and dau. of John(3) Lyford (Thomas(2), Francis(1)). (See Lyford Gen.) Children:
EDMUND(2) SUTTON (Michael(1)) b. 4 May, 1759; d. 11 Feb., 1776; m. and had at least one child.
John Sutton was town clerk of C. for several years. The last entry in the early register of vital statistics is as follows: "Where births or marriages are recorded without naming the place, they are to be considered as belonging to Canterbury, so far as has been recorded by me, the subscriber, and I do recommend it to my successors to consider it in like manner or else to note the place of the birth and the place of abode of each person at the time of their marriage:" "John Sutton, Town Clerk. "Canterbury, March, 9, 1806."
Stephen Sutton, the first born of Margaret Sutton, appears on the tax list in 1778, when he was in his twenty-second year, and again in 1785 and 1787. He is not found in the U.S. Census of 1790, unless he was residing with one of his brothers. Michael Sutton is taxed for the first time in 1779, again in 1785 and 1787 and he is enumerated in the Census of 1790. His family, including himself, consisted of two males of sixteen or over, two males under sixteen and three females, one of whom was probably his wife. The additional male of sixteen or over may have been his brother Stephen or his brother Solomon. The latter is taxed in 1785 and 1787, but is not found in the Census of 1790. An Edmund Sutton of a later generation, who lived a mile and a quarter north of the Chase farm in the Hill's Corner school district and worked for Levi Chase, must have been a grandson of Margaret Sutton. This Edmund had a dau. who m. Simeon Spencer who was a tenant after m. on the Nathaniel Batchelder place.
When administration was granted on the estate of Margaret Sutton in 1816, Stephen Sutton declined administration in favor of his brother John. The latter presented a bill for the care of his mother from March, 1806, to March, 1816. There are credits in the bill of payments by Edmund Grover and Capt. Thomas Curry for the use of her place. Mrs. Sutton's real estate consisted of a forty-acre lot in C. which was appraised at $325. John Sutton's bond as administrator was signed by his brother Stephen and by Thomas Lyford. Stephen Sutton resided in the Hill's Corner school district from 1801 to 1805 on the farm where James G. Lyford settled and is said to be buried in the cemetery on that farm.
1. BENJAMIN CONNOR(1) SWASEY, b. in Gilmanton; M. Jemima Gibson, b. 2 May, 1790. She d. 19 July, 1830; he, 1871 in C., aged 83. Children:
2. NAAMAN G.(2) SWASEY (Benjamin(1)) b. 5 Feb., 1818; m. 8 Sept., 1842, Eliza Magoon. He d. 27 Oct., 1861; she, 8 July, 1863. Child: Orianna(3) m. David Morrill of Brighton, Mass., d. 20 Dec., 1871. (See Morrill Gen.)
3. GEORGE SHATTUCK(2) SWASEY (Benjamin(1)) b. 16 Jan., 1825; m. May, 1857, in Manchester, Sarah F. Barnard of Lowell, Mass. George S. Swasey came to C. from Boston, at four years of age, where he remained till he was twenty-one. He d. 3 Jan., 1878, in Lowell, Mass. His wife d. 17 April, 1902, in Concord. Children:
1. HUGH(1) TALLANT, b. in Co. Carlow, Ire., was of Scotch descent, and came as a pioneer to Haverhill, Mass., before 1731. He was an employee of Col. Richard Saltonstall, a member of His Majesty's Council. Considerable romance attaches to this first American Tallant. Whittier's poem of "The Sycamores" was written about him. "Green memorials of the gleeman! Linking still the river-shores,
With their shadows cast by sunset, Stand Hugh Tallant's sycamores."
Miss Noyes' "History of Hampstead," says: "Hugh Tallant, . . . who set out the long rows of sycamore trees on the 'Saltonstall seat,' or what has been known in later years as the 'Buttonwoods,' on Water street, Haverhill, came as a pioneer to the 'Island Farm' in 1731. He was known as 'Fiddler Hugh." The "Island farm in Perch pond" originally belonged to Col. Richard Saltonstall. Hugh Tallant afterwards lived in another part of Hampstead, later in Plaistow, and finally Pelham where he d. about 1795. In 1749, Hugh Tallant m. Abiah, dau. of Daniel Little of Hampstead, b. 14 Aug., 1723. They settled in Plaistow where their two sons were b. She d. about 1752. He m. second, 28 June, 1753, Mary Dodge of Hampstead and had ten children. There is record of the bapt. of Hugh and James, the eldest sons of the second marriage, in the Congregational Church of Hampstead. Certain documents in possession of Mrs. Henry Pinkham Tallant
of Nantucket would seem to indicate that Hugh Tallant was a member of the Church of England. His name, however, appears seventh on a list of petitioners
of Pelham for a parish. His second wife d. 22 Feb., 1815. Children by first wife:
Children by second wife:
2. JAMES(2) TALLANT (Hugh(1)) b. in Plaistow, 30 April, 1756; m. Nov., 1779, Margaret, dau. of William and Ann (McFarland) Curry, who came to C. from Londonderry about 1733. Margaret was b. 23 March, 1751. James was the first Tallant settler in C. He was in the Revolution, enlisting 29 Sept., 1777, in Lieut. Isaac Cochran's Co., Moore's Regt. Pay roll of Capt. Amos Gage's Co. of Volunteers and marched the same
day from Pelham and joined the Northern Continental Army at Saratoga. (N.H. State Papers, Vol. 2, p. 359.) He d. at C. in 1790. His wid. was appointed administratrix and Col. David McCrillis and Capt. Thomas Curry were the sureties on her bond. Children, b. in C.:
3. HUGH(2) TALLANT (Hugh(1)) b. in Pelham, 22 Jan., 1767; m. first, at C., Peggy, dau. of James and Margaret (McClintock) Boyes. Margaret was the dau. of Alexander Morrison McClintock of Londonderry. They settled in C., where she d. 16 Aug., 1838, aged 72. He m. second, Mrs. Mary (Fife) Moore of Pembroke, who d. 9 Feb., 1857, aged 75. Hugh and both wives are buried in a little private burying yard on the farm in the southeast part of C. Children all by first wife, b. in C.:
4. ANDREW(2) TALLANT (Hugh(1)) b. in Pelham, 31 July, 1771; m. first, 2 Feb., 1792, Amelia Weld of Jamaica Plain, Mass., b. 19 Oct., 1771. She d. 22 Feb., 1819. He m. second, 14 Dec., 1819, Sally Pratt of Hudson, who d. 15 June, 1840. He m. third, Betsey J. Richardson of Pelham. He d. at Pelham, 21 June, 1857. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
6. JAMES(3) TALLANT ((James(2), Hugh(1)) b. in C., 21 March, 1782, m. Wid. Phebe (Smith) Marden, b. in Salem, 2 Sept., 1783, dau. of Capt. Jesse and Mary (Woodbury) Smith of Pelham and granddau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Woodbury of Salem. Phebe's sister, Betsey, m. Chief Justice William M. Richardson of Pelham. Phebe m. first, 20 Oct., 1805, Francis Marden of Boston and had a dau., Mary S. Marden, who d. in infancy and a son, Francis A. Marden, who m. Lucy Ann Nesmith of Chelmsford, Mass. Children:
James Tallant d. 8 April, 1861. His wid. d. 24 Dec., 1866. Children, b. in C.:
7. DAVID(3) TALLANT (James(2), Hugh(1)) b. 2 April, 1785, in C.; m. 25 Aug., 1835, Mrs. Lucretia (Bradley) Moore. He d. 6 Jan., 1843. His wid. m. 20 April, 1847, Benjamin Morrill, whose first wife was Abiah, sister of David Tallant. Children, b. in C.:
8. SAMUEL(3) TALLANT (James(2), Hugh(1)) b. in C., 20 Oct., 1786; m. 27 Jan., 1814, Martha Morrill, b. 12 Nov., 1790. He d. 20 April, 1866. She d. 22 March, 1842. Children, b. in C.:
9. JOHN L.(3) TALLANT (Hugh(2), Hugh(1)) b. in C., 24 July, 1809; m. 21 June, 1835, Sara J., dau. of Abram Bean of E. Concord. Children:
10. JAMES(3) TALLANT (Andrew(2), Hugh(1)) b. 21 March, 1804, in Pelham; m. first, 17 Oct., 1831, Velina Rice of Nantucket, Mass., b. 22 Jan., 1805. She d. 19 Nov., 1837; m. second, 17 Sept., 1840, Mary Ann Lovejoy of Concord. He d. 15 June, 1866. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
11. MADISON B.(3) TALLANT (Andrew(2), Hugh(1)) b. 12 Nov., 1808, in Pelham; m. 30 March, 1834, Adaline S. Harvey of Hopkinton. He d. 6 Jan., 1889; she, 5 Jan., 1892. Children:
12. MARSTIN MORRILL(4) TALLANT (Samuel(3), James(2), Hugh(1)) b. in C., 6 June, 1824; m. 30 Nov., 1848, Annah S. Locke of Allenstown; resided in E. Concord where he d. 24 Feb., 1868. His wid. m. George F. Whittredge of Concord. He d. 1883; she, 14 Nov., 1896. Children:
13. JOHN GILMAN(4) TALLANT (John L.(3), Hugh(2), Hugh(1)) b. in E. Concord, 2 March, 1846; m. first, Addie G. Whittemore who was b. in Pembroke, Oct., 1850. She d. 11 Oct., 1875; m. second, 10 Dec., 1877, Helen B. Wilson of New Hampton, b. 19 Dec., 1851. Children by first marriage:
14. GEORGE M.(5) TALLANT (Marstin M.(4), Samuel(3), James(2), Hugh(1)) b. 21 June, 1850; m. first, 15 March, 1872, Mary Josephine Glidden of Meredith. She d. Aug., 1901; m. second, Katherine Brandhorst. Res. Duluth, Minn. Child by first wife.:
15. FRANK E.(5) TALLANT (Marstin M.(4), Samuel(3), James(2), Hugh(1)) b. 1 Dec., 1855; m. Susan A., dau. of George W. Drew of Concord. Settled in St. Paul, Minn., 1871; rem. to Minneapolis in 1891. Engaged in manufacture and sale of clothing, his son Webster being associated with him. Children, b. in St. Paul:
1. SETH K.(1) TALLMAN settled in Wolcott, Vt. He was a native of Holland.
2. RILEY S.(2) TALLMAN (Seth (1)) b. 1 Aug., 1826, in Vershire, Vt.; m. Mary, dau. of Zaccheus J. and ---- (Fullerton) Thompson, b. 1 Oct., 1833, in Craftsbury, Vt. He served in the Civil war, 15th Vt. Regt., Co. I, d. 31 May, 1896. Children:
3. WILLIAM CLARK(3) TALLMAN (Riley(2), Seth(1)) b. 15 Oct., 1864, in Craftsbury, Vt.; m. 25 Nov., 1895, Ida Viola, dau. of Frank O. and Mary (Lee) Pickard. (See Pickard Gen.) He has been a res. of C. since 1889. Child:
1. ANDREW(1) TAYLOR, b. 12 Sept., 1789, probably at Stratham. He res. in C. a number of years and was prominent in the affairs of the town; m. 23 April, 1820, Eliza, dau. of Andrew Wiggin. She was b. in Stratham and d. 9 Dec., 1872. He d. 22 Dec., 1862, in Loudon.
2. ANDREW BARTLETT(2) TAYLOR (Andrew(1)) b. in C., 14 Feb., 1821, and d. at Pittsfield, 17 Nov., 1909; m. 28 Jan., 1847, at C., Hadassah Esther, dau. of Elder John and Rachel (Gile) Harriman, b. in Plaistow, 8 July, 1827, and d. at Pittsfield, 10 Sept., 1900. Her grandfather was Maj. Ezekiel Gile, distinguished officer in the Revolutionary war, who served under Gen. John Sullivan. In the possession of his descendants are his sword, which he took from the hands of a British officer in the field of battle, and also his pocket diary in which is recorded a very interesting account of the money raised and expended by the state in equipping and paying the soldiers. He was a man of superior talents and his papers show that he did a large amount of public business. Interested in education, he was one of the early trustees of Atkinson Academy. Maj. Gile was b. in Plaistow 12 March, 1743; he lived to be 85 years of age, and he was buried in the Old North Parish burying ground, Haverhill, Mass. Children of Andrew B. and Hadassah E. Taylor:
3. FLORA MARIA(3) TAYLOR (Andrew Bartlett(2), Andrew(1)) b. 9 Aug., 1851; m. 28 Oct., 1875, George D. S. Noyes of Pittsfield, b. in Pembroke, 16 Aug., 1847. They res. in Pittsfield.
1. NATHAN(1) TAYLOR, SR., b. 1696, in Stratham. He is said by some to have emigrated to this country direct from Eng. It seems a more probable supposition, however, as claimed by others, that his father being the emigrant ancestor, came to Stratham, from Mass.(History of Sanbornton, Vol. II, p. 748.) Nathan m. Anne (a) Chase who was b. in Stratham, 1703, and d. there March, 1740. After the death of his wife he with his youngest son rem. to Sanbornton, where he d. 11 March, 1784. Children, b. in Stratham:
2. JONATHAN(2) TAYLOR (Nathan(1)) b. 2 Oct., 1739; m. Rachel Moore of Stratham, b. 16 Oct., 1760, who was a dau. of Thomas and Rachel (Sinkler or Sinclair) Moore. She d. 9 Dec., 1808, in her seventieth year. He d. 2 March, 1868. They were the parents of eight children, of whom Marks, b. 19 Jan., 1773, was the fifth child.
3. MARK(3) TAYLOR (Jonathan(2), Nathan(1)) b. 19 Jan., 1773. He m. in 1791, Betsey, dau. of Dea. William Chase. For the first twelve years of his married life he res. at Sanbornton, he then rem. to New Hampton, where he remained until about 1818, when he settled in Alexandria where he d. 7 Nov., 1822. His wife d. 8 July, 1823. They were the parents of eleven children of whom Jonathan K.(4), b. 3 Jan., 1814, was the tenth child.
4. JONATHAN K.(4) TAYLOR (Mark(3), Jonathan(2), Nathan(1)) b. in New Hampton, 3 Jan., 1814; m. 17 Nov., 1836, Elizabeth S. Burleigh, b. in Holdemess, 28 Dec., 1818. She was the dau. of James and Phebe (Burleigh) Burleigh. Her grandfather, Nathaniel Burleigh, was b. in C., 25 March, 1763. Jonathan K. Taylor was for many years a blacksmith in C., where he d. 11 May, 1887. She d. 7 April, 1896, in Sanbornton. Children:
PHILIP(1) TOWLE b. 1616, came to this country as early as 1657; m. 19 Nov., 1657, Isabella Asten (Austin) of Hampton; he d. there 19 Dec., 1696. Of their nine children
Benjamin(2); b. 4 May, 1669, m. 7 Nov., 1693, Sarah Borden. They res. in Hampton. He d. 29 May, 1759; she d. 22 June, 1759, aged 88 years. They had ten children, of whom
Elisha(3) was the youngest. He was b. 23 July, 1715; m. 1 March, 1739, Ann, dau. of William Vittum; res. in Hampton. The eldest of their eleven children was
Elisha(4) who was bapt. 23 Sept., 1739; m. Ann, dau. of Jonathan Sanborn; they res. in Hampton; he d. 7 Jan., 1820. They had nine children; the second was
Joshua(5), b. 20 Oct., 1764; m. April, 1787, Olive Brown, b. 1768, d. 27 Aug., 1863. Olive was a dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Johnson) Brown of Hampton.
JOSHUA(5) TOWLE settled in Chichester not later than 1790, coming from Hampton. He d. 31 Dec., 1840. Of their twelve children,
Jonathan(6) m. 1810,
Betsey Fellows; res. in Chichester. Their children were Jonathan F.(7), Cynthia, David, Abigail F., Joshua, Sarah F., Betsey F., Olive J., Hannah L.,
Amorett S., James and perhaps another.
DAVID(7) TOWLE (Jonathan(6), Joshua(5)) was b. 1813; m. first, Rebecca Green of Bow; she d. 1842; m. second, 4 July, 1846, Nancy, dau. of John and Susannah (Hodgdon) Kezer of C. Mr. Towle d. 13 Jan., 1871, in C. Child by first marriage:
1. JOHN(3) Walton came to this country from Yorkshire, Eng., in 1756; m, Eliza Clark; settled near Concord. Children:
2. GEORGE(2) WALTON (John(1)) b. 1762, in Newmarket; m. there Mary Parker, b. 1766, in Newmarket and d. 29 March, 1841, at Irasburgh, Vt. He was living in C. 1789 and d. 11 Oct., 1834, at Peacham, Vt. Children:
3. EZEKIEL PARKER(3) WALTON (George(2), John(1)) b. 1789; m. 28 April, 1811, at Montpelier, Vt., Prussia, dau. of Eliakim D. Persons, Montpelier, Vt. He d. 27 Nov., 1855. She d. 22 June, 1878. Ezekiel P. Walton was editor of the Vermont Watchman for many years, in its early days; was the publisher of "Captivity and Sufferings of Zadock Steele" and "The Burning of Royalton by the Indians," printed in 1818, Montpelier, Vt. Children:
4. HARRIET NEWELL(4) WALTON (Ezekiel(3), George(2), John(1)) b. 14 Jan., 1815; m. Halsey R. Wing of Glens Falls, N.Y. She d. there 1887. Children:
5. SAMUEL MOSELY(4) WALTON (Ezekiel(3), George(2), John(1)) b. 20 Oct., 1825; m. Mary Bostwick, d. 1888, in Montpelier, Vt. Child: George B.(5), b. in Montpelier.