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
[transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
45. Asa EASTMAN(8) FOSTER (Adams(7), Asa(6), Asa(5), Asa(4)) b. 31 May, 1841; m. 30 May, 1873, Reno, Nev., Sophia Steele. He d. 28 Jan., 1887. Children:
46. DR. EDWARD HoRATIO(8) FOSTER (David M.(7), Asa(6), Asa(5), Asa(5)), physician, b. in C., 13 Oct., 1839; m. 12 July, 1872, Ella M. Merrill, d. 1876; m. second, Oct., 1879, Blanche Smith; d. in 1897 in Concord. Children:
47. DR. NEWELL KELLEY(8) FOSTER (David M.(7), Asa(6), Asa(4), Asa(4)) b. in C., 10 April, 1849; m. Dryden, N.Y., 3 Feb., 1875, Jennie Smiley, b. 13 Sept., 1851, d. 23 July, 1893; m. second, Oakland, Cal., 15 Jan., 1895, Maude A. W. Camp, b. 8 Dec., 1870. He was graduated from Cornell in 1873 and from Long Island Hospital in 1878. Res., Oakland, Cal. Has served as a member of the California State Legislature and State Board of Health. Children:
48. LEROY ALLISON(8) FOSTER (Newell A.(7), Asa(6), Asa(5), Asa(4)) b. in Portland, Me., 13 March, 1843; m. Worcester, Mass., 25 Aug., 1874, Emma Eastman, b. 15 March, 1850. He enlisted in the Civil war and went with Gen. Butler to New Orleans. He began his college life at Wesleyan College. Later he was in Ann Arbor University, whence he was recalled by his father's death. In 1870 he entered Cornell University and graduated in 1872. He then became business manager of the Portland Press and remained in this position until about a year before his death. He d. in Denver, Col., 29 March, 1882. Children:
49. ABIEL ABBOTT(8) FOSTER (Abiel(7), Abiel(6), Asa(5), Asa(4)) b. in Columbus, Ohio, 30 Sept., 1836; m. Greenville, S.C., Nov., 1868, Julia Amelia Worthington, b. March, 1836; d. Feb., 1873; m. second, May, 1875, Mrs. Ella Eliza (Fuller) McCouts, b. Dec., 1848. Merchant. Res., Spartanburg, S.C. Children:
50. CAPT. ALFRED H.(8) FOSTER (Joseph(7), Abiel(6), Abiel(5) Asa(4)) b. Union County, S.C., 7 Dec., 1835; m. in Union, 31 Aug., 1876, Hettie v. Brandon, b. 4 March, 1850. He was educated in Spartanburg Male Academy, and volunteered in the 5th S.C. Regt., 13 April, 1861. He was transferred to the Confederate service in June, 1861, when he was elected captain of his company, and served through the war, the first year in the 5th S.C. Regt., and the last three years in Co. D, Palmetto Sharpshooters. He was in the first Battle of Bull Run, and in all the other important battles of the army of northern Va., excepting Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and he went with Longstreet's command to Tenn., returning to Va., in time for the Wilderness campaign. He was in command of his regiment during the retreat from Petersburg to Appomattox. After the war he returned to S.C.; remained in Spartanburg until the latter part of 1867. Spending a year in N.Y. City, he went to Union, S.C., which has since been his home. He has been engaged for over thirty years in the mercantile business, being the head of the firm of Foster & Wilkins, Foster, Wilkins & Co., and A. H. Foster & Co. Children:
51. JOSHUA LANE(8) FOSTER (Daniel K.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 10 Oct., 1824; m. Lucretia Gale. He was founder and publisher of the Foster Democrat in Dover from 1873 to the time of his death, which occurred 29 June, 1900. Children:
52. JOSEPH ADDISON(8) FOSTER (Daniel K.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in Chichester, 11 April, 1826; m. Mary A. Kenney. He was a merchant in Loudon several years and later an employee of Amoskeag Mfg. Co., Manchester. He d. 12 Nov., 1908. Children:
53. DANIEL KITTREDGE(8) FOSTER (Daniel K.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in Chichester, 10 Dec., 1827; m. Emma Jennie Chase of Epping. She d. 22 July, 1905. He was graduated from Dartmouth College and was principal of Pittsfield Academy for many years. He d. in Concord, 13 Dec., 1897. Child:
54. GUST(8) FOSTER (Daniel K.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in Chichester, 20 Nov., 1830. He was for several years a real estate broker in Manchester and at present is a farmer in Dunbarton. He represented Ward 6 of Manchester in the Legislature of 1901. Unm.
55. RINALDO BRACKET(8) FOSTER (Daniel K.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in Chichester, 5 March, 1835; m. Sarah Eunice Perkins in Chichester, 15 July, 1860. She was b. 6 March, 1840; d. 20 Oct., 1899. He represented Loudon in the Legislature of 1885. D. in C., 4 May, 1911. Children:
56. LYMAN B.(8) FOSTER (Simeon B.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 17 Feb., 1827; m. Jennie Turner of Reading, Mass. As a young man he engaged in teaching, and was employed in that avocation when the Civil War began. He enlisted 18 April, 1861, in a company subsequently assigned to the 26th Ohio Regt., for three years' service, and was made first sergeant of his company. Next year he was promoted to second lieutenant. At the Battle of Stone River he received a bullet wound in the leg, and was laid up until the following spring. Rejoining his regiment he was made first lieutenant, and in the fighting about Chattanooga the
command of Company B devolved upon him. In the Battle of Lookout Mountain he had an ankle badly bruised by another bullet. In the autumn of 1864 he re-enlisted as a veteran, being made a member of the 26th Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf. At the battle of Kenesaw Mountain a bullet cut a gash in the side of his neck, and at the Battle of Franklin, Tenn., he was wounded in the groin, ending all further activity as a soldier and making him an invalid for life. Nine days following he was commissioned a captain by the governor of Ohio, but was never mustered. While lying in the hospital both his limbs were drawn up, and became stiffened in that position, where they remained until his death. He was discharged on account of disability 15 May, 1865. When he was finally recovered sufficiently to be moved to the North, he was taken by easy stages to C. His wound did not heal until three years after his arrival. During the journey he was attended by George P. Morrill, of C., to whom he gave the credit of saving his life. In spite of his afflictions Mr. Foster continued to teach classics and write for the press. He was a highly respected citizen until his death, which occurred in the winter of 1882-83, in Reading, Mass., whither he removed about 1875. Child: J. Flora(8), m. Fred Hooper, Winthrop, Mass.
57. MYRON CHAMBERLIN(8) FOSTER (Simeon B.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 6 Feb., 1829; m. Lucinda M. Pear; she d. 20 Dec., 1897. He was a farmer and was prominently identified with the Freewill Baptist Church for many years, holding the office of Dea. Res., C., where he d. 5 July, 1911. Children, b. in C.:
58. WILLIAM HARRISON(8) FOSTER (Simeon B.(7)T, Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 7 June, 1836; m. and d. in Wilton. Children:
59. ALONZO(8) FOSTER (Simeon B.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 31 Jan., 1838; m. Sophia West, 7 March, 1866. In 1861 he settled at St. Charles, Minn. On 28 Sept., 1863, he enlisted as corporal, Co. A, 2d Regt. of Minn. Vol. Inf., and served to the end of the war, receiving his discharge as first sergeant at Louisville, Ky., on 11 July, 1865. He participated in the battles of Mill Springs, Shiloh, Kenesaw Mountain, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and several of the engagements in the Atlanta campaign. Mr. Foster was one of the six men of his company whose names were placed on the military roll of honor. From early youth he took an active interest in politics. At the close of the war he returned to Minn., and settled on a farm in Elmira, where his death occurred 7 March, 1895. Children:
60. DR. JEREMIAH CLOUGH(8) FOSTER (Jonathan B.(7), Jeremiah(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 19 Oct., 1840; m. 25 Dec., 1864, Nellie M. Bennett, of Newport; d. 26 Dec., 1873; m. second, Shrewsbury, Mass., 26 Feb., 1875, Henrietta Brown, b. Worcester, Mass., 16 Aug., 1851. Dr. Foster graduated from Bowdoin College and studied medicine. At the breaking out of the Civil war, being two years in college, he enlisted in the 2d U.S. Berdan's Sharpshooters and served nearly four years. He was severely wounded in the second Battle of Bull Run. His army experience was primarily the cause of his death. After the war he returned to college. In referring to his death, the Barre, Mass., paper says: "Dr. Foster was skillful and successful in his profession. During the Rebellion he was an assistant surgeon in the army. His death brought sorrow to many homes, where he was loved, both as a physician and a friend." He d. in Barre, Mass., 24 Sept., 1881, and was buried in Shrewsbury, Mass. Child: Nellie Cora(9), b. 23 March, 1866; school teacher; m. in Newport, W. E. Whipple. Res., Portland, Me.
61. MOSES AUGUSTUS(8) FOSTER (Jonathan B.(7), Jeremiah(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 23 Oct., 1843; m. there 21 Oct., 1868, Ruth A. Richardson, b. in Corinth, Vt., 24 Aug., 1848; d. 1 Aug., 1908, in Leominster, Mass. She was a dau. of Rev. George W. and Laura (Merrill) Richardson. He is a farmer and breeder of blooded stock. When the Civil war broke out Mr. Foster had a strong desire to enlist, and took measures to do so, but as his only brother had already gone to the front, his parents prevailed upon him to remain at home, which he did with great reluctance. Later, however, he served for a short time as a nurse in an army hospital, leaving the service only a few days before it was captured by the rebels. He was very successful in his farming pursuits, and produced some excellent specimens of blooded horses, being awarded first premium at the N.E. and N.H. State Fairs. The C. town fairs, of which he was an official, also received his hearty support and codperation. He served his town as selectman, although he never aspired to political honors. Children, b. in C.:
62. HENRY L.(8) FOSTER (Franklin(7), David(6), David(5), Asa(4)) b. in Boston, Mass., 26 Sept., 1836; m. in Buda, Ill., 14 Oct., 1866, Sarah C. Weston, b. 6 March, 1843, d. 27 June, 1897; is a farmer. Res., Buda, Ill. Children:
63. JOSEPH A.(8) FOSTER (Joseph(7), David(6), David(5), Asa(4)) b. in Buda, 10 Feb., 1847; m. 18 July, 1870, Cora E. Whiting, b. 16 July, 1854. B. near Buda, Bureau County, Ill. He enlisted at age of 17 in II. S. Vol. service but was not accepted. In 1873 he moved to Marquette, Kan., where he is a druggist. He was postmaster for twelve years. Children:
64. MAITLAND P.(8) FOSTER (Henry(7), David(6), David(5), Asa(4)) b. 28 Oct., 1862; m. Mabel Whitney of Milford, Mass., 16 May, 1889. He is editor and publisher of the Berkshire Courier. Res., Great Barrington, Mass. Children:
65. JAMES CALEB(8) FOSTER (Ammi R.(7), John(6), Jonathan(5), Asa(4)) b. in New York City, 6 May, 1847; m. in Lincoln, Neb., 26 July, 1875, Sophia Smith, b. 26 July, 1858. He is a mining expert. Res., Durango, Col. Children:
66. EDWARD HORATIO(8) FOSTER (Ammi R.(7) John(6), Jonathan(5), Asa(4)) b. in Newark, N.J., 4 Dec., 1848; m. Mont Vernon, 26 Nov., 1874, Addie Frances Jenkins, b. 10 July, 1853, d. 26 Sept., 1897; he is a farmer. Res., Groveland, Mass. Children:
67. CHARLES ADDISON(9), FOSTER (Joseph A.(8), Daniel K.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in Loudon, 5 Oct., 1854; m. Luella J. Taylor, 22 June, 1872. Resides in Manchester. Children:
68. JOHN WHEELER(9) FOSTER (Daniel K.(8), Daniel K.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. 15 April, 1872, in Pittsfield; m. Anna Eastman Field of Chelsea, Mass., on 15 July, 1908, b. 8 Dec., 1874. He is a lawyer and resides in Madison, Me.
69. STEPHEN PERKINS(9) FOSTER (Rinaldo B.(8), Daniel K.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)), wheelwright, b. in Loudon, 21 Dec., 1868; m. Mrs. Georgia Belle Clough of Concord, nee Colby, 12 Dec., 1896. Child: i. Deane Kittredge(10), b. 3 Sept., 1900.
70. GEORGE TAYLOR(9) FOSTER (Myron C.(8), Simeon B.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 20 Dec., 1860; m. Alice E. Morrison of Ashland. Merchant in Contoocook. Children:
71. LYMAN BEECHER(9) FOSTER (Myron C.(8), Simeon B.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 31 Oct., 1867; m. Annibec Proctor Wyman of Concord. Res., Farmington, where he is engaged in the grocery business.
72. WESLEY SHERMAN(9) FOSTER (Alonzo(8), Simeon B.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in Elmira, Olmsted County, Minn., 3 March, 1872; m. 21 Oct., 1899, to Halesia Sperry. He is a lawyer in Milaca, Minn., and a director and vice-president of Mille Lacs Investment and Improvement Co. Children:
73. MILTON LYMAN(9) FOSTER (Alonzo(8), Simeon B.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in Elmira, Olmsted County, Minn., 18 Dec., 1876; m. 28 June, 1903, to May Sandrock. He d. 24 July, 1907. Resided in Minnesota. Children:
74. CHARLES THOMAS(9) FOSTER (Moses A.(8), Jonathan B.(7), Jeremiah(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 22 July, 1869; m. in Tilton, 25 Oct., 1893, Eva Gertrude Hill, b. 8 Aug., 1869. He and his wife were graduated from Tilton Seminary in 1889, where she was valedictorian of her class. After serving several years in the Leominster National Bank, which was preceded by a commercial school training in Boston, he turned his attention to real estate, in connection with which he has developed a large poultry and fruit farm and has been highly successful, having a capacity of keeping about four thousand head of poultry. He has served his town as selectman and is a highly regarded citizen of Leominster, Mass. Children:
76. JONATHAN BRADLEY(9) FOSTER (Moses A.(8), Jonathan B.(7), Jeremiah(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 6 Sept., 1871; m. 14 June, 1893, Quincy, Mass., Fannie Warren Osborne, b. 22 Aug., 1869, d. 8 May, 1904; m. second, Welthy A. Wolcott, 6 July, 1905. After attending Tilton Seminary he learned the trade of a tinsmith, and worked in Concord, Mount Airy, Md., Boston and Quincy, Mass. Having a strong attachment for his native town, however, he returned to C. in 1896, and later purchased his father's farm in Hackleborough school district, where he now resides. He has served his town as selectman and is one of only a few of the young men of his generation to reside in C., and do his share in maintaining and promoting the town's welfare and progress. Children:
76. GEORGE RICHARDSON(9) FOSTER (Moses A.(8), Jonathan B.(7), Jeremiah(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 18 April, 1874; m. 12 June, 1895, Maude Marion Perry of Milford, Mass. He is an accountant and was employed by Draper Co. of Hopedale, Mass., from Feb., 1896, to 11 Dec., 1909, when he resigned to accept a similar position with the Dennison Mfg. Co. of South Framingham, Mass. He resides in Milford, Mass. His early education was acquired in the common schools, Tilton Seminary and Bryant & Stratton Commercial School of Boston, Mass.
77. FRED ADDISON(10) FOSTER (Charles A.(9), Joseph A.(8), Daniel K.(7), Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. 19 Jan., 1875; m. 9 Oct., 1895, to Grace Belle Woodbury, b. 17 March, 1875. Children:
NOTE.-Frederick Clifton Pierce's book on the American Fosters published in 1899 by W.B. Conkey & Co., of Chicago, was largely used in compiling the genealogy of this family, and its great assistance is hereby acknowledged.
1. JAMES(1) FRAME was b. 5 Sept., 1832, in Scotland; m. 1858, Jane, dau. of William Paterson, b. 1838, in Scotland; d. 31 Jan., 1910, at C. Mr. Frame came to C. in Dec., 1890, from Newport, R.I. Children:
2. ROBERT(2) FRAME (James(1)) b. 1859; m. 19 July, 1883, Minnie F. Gale of C. (See Gale Gen.) He graduated from Dartmouth College, 1882. Children, b. in Newport, R. I.:
3. SUSAN H.(2) FRAME (James(1)) b. 1863; m. 1888, George W. Hardy of Manchester. Children, b. in Lynn, Mass.:
1. JAMES(1) FRENCH settled in Jaffrey. He was on the committee to hire soldiers in 1781. He m. 1 Sept., 1760, Sarah Brooks. He moved to Rindge in 1793. Children:
2. JAMES(2) FRENCH (James(1)) b. 6 June, 1761, d. 1 Sept., 1822, in Boscawen. He was wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill; m first, 13 Apri1,1781, Hannah, dau. of Jabez Russell; m. second, Olive Sawyer, b. 8 Aug., 1783, in Dracut, Mass. Her parents were Dea. Francis and Tamar (Barker) Sawyer. She d. 17 Jan., 1875, in C. Mr. French moved from Rindge to Boscawen about 1812. Children by first marriage, b. in Rindge:
Children by second marriage:
3. FRANCIS SAWYER(3), FRENCH (James(2), James(1)) b. 31 May, 1810, in Rindge; d. 4 April, 1870, in Boscawen, where he was a prominent citizen for many years, taking a vital interest in all public affairs; m. 10 Nov., 1835, Asenath, dau. of Aaron and Sarah (Griffin) Sawyer. Aaron Sawyer was a son of Dea. Francis Sawyer by his first wife, Elizabeth Richardson. Asenath was b. in Methuen, Mass., 10 Nov., 1810; d. in Plymouth, 27 March, 1905. Children, b. in Boscawen:
4. ASA MILTON(4) FRENCH (Francis(3), James(2), James(1)) b. 14 March, 1850, graduated at Dartmouth College, 1872. He is a civil engineer and lives in Corpus Christi, Texas; m. 26 Nov., 1890, Frances Mary, dau. of H. W. and Mary A. (Collins) Garrett of Rochester, Minn. Children:
1. BARTHOLOMEW(1) GALE came from England to Boston and was a shipwright. He had two sons, Jacob and Daniel, besides others. Jacob settled in Kingston and Daniel in Exeter.
2. JACOB(2) GALE, son of Bartholomew(3).
3. DANIEL(3) GALE (Jacob(2), Bartholomew(1)) b. 2 Sept., 1739, probably in Kingston; m. 29 May, 1760, Patience Eastman, b. 14 Dec., 1734. He moved from Kingston to Gilmanton in 1780. Daniel d. in Nov., 1801, and his wife, Patience, in May, 1804. Children:
4. DANIEL(4) GALE (Daniel(3), Jacob(2), Bartholomew(1)) b. 28 March, 1767; m. 5 Aug., 1790, Dolly, dau. of Dr William and Betsey (Batchelder) Smith, b. 17 Jan., 1764. Children:
5. ELIPHALET(5) GALE (Daniel(4), Daniel(3), Jacob(2)) b. 16 Dec., 1806, in Gilmanton; m. first, 28 Dec., 1836, Hannah, dau. of Stephen and Lois (Patten) Gale. She d. in Concord, 19 Aug., 1849; m. second, 26 June, 1850, Mary Jane, dau. of Jonathan and Margaret (Clark) Merrill, b. 2 May, 1823, in Methuen, Mass. Eliphalet moved from Concord to C. in 1856, and settled on the farm previously occupied by Rev. William Patrick, where he d. 16 April, 1891. His wife, Mary Jane, d. in C. 28 June, 1906. Children by first marriage, b. in Concord:
Children, by second marriage:
8. STEPHEN EDWIN(6) GALE (Eliphalet(5), Daniel(4), Daniel(3)) b. 7 Jan., 1842; m. 3 Dec., 1871, in Gilmanton, Clara, dau. of Zaccheus and Betsey A. (Parrish) Peaslee, b. 16 Aug., 1846, at Gilmanton. Zaccheus Peaslee was b. Jan., 1812, and d. Jan., 1892. His wife, Betsey, d. in May, 1882. Stephen Edwin d. 29 Jan., 1890, in C. Mrs. Gale later m. Lyman H. Haynes. (See Haynes Gen.) Child: i. Ethel Ida(7), b. 13 May, 1877, in C.; m. Alexander W. Morrill. (See Morrill Gen.)
7. ELIPHALET FRANK(6) GALE (Eliphalet(5), Daniel(4), Daniel(3)) b. 24 Feb., 1848, in Concord; m. Fannie Bennett of New Ipswich. Resides in Aurora, Ill. Children:
8. GEORGE HOWARD(6) GALE (Eliphalet(5), Daniel(4), Daniel(3)) b. 26 March, 1853, in Concord; m. 17 Oct., 1900, in N.Y. City, Martha J., dau. of Carl F. and Elizabeth (Dolde) Fichtel, b. 30 June, 1872, in N.Y. City. Carl F. Fichtel was b. 20 July, 1829, in Nurtingen, Germany, d. 31 Dec., 1897, in New York. Elizabeth Dolde was b. in Nurtingen, Germany, and was dau. of John G. and Elizabeth (Hafendorfer) Dolde.
9. ANNA GERTRUDE(6) GALE (Eliphalet(5), Daniel(4), Daniel(3)) b. 23 Jan., 1858; m. 10 July, 1886, in Concord, George M.(8) Clough (Joseph(7), Joseph(6), Joseph(5), Reuben(3), Joseph(3), John(2), John(1)), b. 28 May, 1863, in Warner. She d. 26 Feb., 1903, in Somerville, Mass. Children:
10. CLARENCE SIDNEY(6) GALE (Eliphalet(5), Daniel(4)) b. 18 April, 1865, in C.; m. 19 Oct., 1887, in C., Lillian M., dau. of Dan W. and Sarah A. (Batchelder) Morrill. (See Morrill Gen.) Children:
11. BERTHA MAY(6) GALE (Eliphalet(5)s, Daniel(4)) b. 16 May, 1869; m. 8 June, 1890, in C., John O., son of Robert and Adaline (Duncklee) Houston, b. 6 April, 1858, in Bedford. Children, except i and ii, b. in Boscawen:
1. CAPTAIN WILLIAM(1) GERRISH was b. 20 Aug., 1617, in Bristol, Somersetshire, Eng. The name Gerrish is of Prussian origin. Captain William came to New England as early as 1639; settled in Newbury, now Newburyport, Mass.; removed to Boston, Mass., 1678; m. twice, had eight children; at the semi-centennial anniversary meeting of the town of Boston, 14 March, 1686, Captain Gerrish opened and closed the exercises with prayer. He d. 9 Aug., 1687, at his son Benjamin's, in Salem, Mass.
2. COLONEL MOSES(2) GERRISH (William(1)) b. 9 May, 1656; m. 24 Sept., 1677, Jane, dau. of Rev. Henry Sewall and sister of Chief Justice Sewall of Mass. She was b. 25 Oct., 1659, in Badesly, Eng.; d. 29 Jan., 1717. He d. 4 Dec., 1694. They resided in Newbury; had six children.
3. COLONEL JOSEPH(3) GERRISH (Moses(2), William(1)) resided in Newbury, Mass.; was a member of the Colonial Legislature twenty years; m. Mary Little of Newbury; they had thirteen children.
4. CAPTAIN STEPHEN(4) GERRISH (Joseph(3), Moses(1)) b. 22 June, 1711, in Newbury, Mass.; d. 1788, in Boscawen; m. first, Martha Chase, 1738; lived in C.; m. second, Joanna Hale, 15 July, 1741, b. June, 1715, d. about 1792. She was a dau. of Samuel Hale of Newbury and sister of Richard Hale who was father of Capt. Nathan Hale, the martyr spy in the Revolution. Captain Gerrish had six children: Henry(5), Jane, Samuel, Enoch, Joseph and Stephen.
5. SAMUEL(5) CHERISH (Stephen(4), Joseph(3), Moses(2), William(1)) m. Lucy Noyes of Hebron, Jan., 1773, who d. in 1818, aged 66; he d. in 1824; settled first on High Street, Boscawen; moved to C., in 1776, his farm lying on the Merrimack River. Children:
6. CAPT. JOSEPH(6) GERRISH (Samuel(5), Stephen(4)) lived on the Gerrish homestead in C.; m. first, Sarah, dau. of Nathan Chandler of Concord, b. 20 March, 1780; d. 14 Nov., 1812; m. second, Sarah Church, b. 9 June, 1784; d. 2 Feb., 1854. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
7. JUDITH(7) GERRISH (Joseph(6), Samuel(5), Stephen(4)) b. 21 May, 1824; m. 24 Nov., 1842, Farnum Coffin, b. 16 March, 1813; d. 21 Sept., 1856, in Boscawen. Children:
The Gibson(History of Sanbornton) family is said to be of English origin. Two brothers, James and John, when coming to this country, are said to have lost their father on the passage. A legend exists that one of these brothers m. the dau. of a nobleman, against the will of her parents, and that he was the father of Jeremiah Gibson, an early settler of C. The name appears as "Gipson" on a petition in 1768, which was signed by the oldest of the five brothers, who early gained possession of Lot No. 58, Second Division, Sanbornton, on which Union Bridge village now stands, and gave their original name, Gibson, to the falls below the bridge. Only the two oldest and youngest of these brothers can be traced to any extent. It is certain that their father did not settle in Sanbornton, though supposed at first to have been the "John" of 1768. Perhaps he was the "Jeremiah" of C. The five brothers were John, James, Jeremiah, Enoch, Thomas. Jeremiah, who lived near the south end of the lot where now Capt. Jacob Sanborn (Lakeman place in Sanbornton) lives, m. Eleanor Forrest and removed with four children quite early to Canada. Children b. but not m. in Sanbornton, were Robert, John, Judith, Comfort.
Enoch was in Sanbornton with his brothers; unm., and also went to Canada. Thomas, the youngest, and the last who came to this region, located directly across the river on the Gilmanton side, at Union Bridge, having previously settled in C., and m. Jemima, dau. of Capt. James Shepard. Children: Abigail and Martha, both d. young; Enoch, Polly, Nancy, Elsey, Naaman, Jemima, Naomi, Royal.
1. JAMES(1) GIBBON settled in C., 1748.
2. JAMES(2) GIBBON (James(1)) joined with Jeremiah Gibson, John Willey, husband of Eleanor Gibson, and James Gibson, Jr., in settling among themselves the estate of their "honored father and grandfather, James Gibson of C., deceased." Date of this paper is 17 Feb., 1798. Memorandum on back of another deed states that James Gibson d. 26 Feb., 1796. This may be the James Gibson who is found as a settler in C., in 1748. Mary Gibson d. 17 Feb., 1792.
3. THOMAS(3) GIBSON (James(2), Jame(1)) b. 23 June, 1755; m. 15 Oct., 1778, Jemima, dau. of Capt. James Shepard of Revolutionary fame. He d. 3 Feb., 1813. She was b. 5 Nov., 1758; d. 18 March, 1832. Children:
4. ENOCH(4) GIBBON (Thomas(3), James(2), James(1)) b. 19 March, 1784; m. first, 10 Oct., 1810, Mary or Polly, dau. of Jeremiah and Jemima (Shepard) Gibson, b. 4 Sept., 1791. She d. 14 Sept., 1817. Enoch Gibson m. second, Widow Nancy Clough, 15 Sept., 1819, a dau. of Col. David McCrillis. He d. in C. 30 Nov., 1861. Nancy Gibson d. 20 March, 1862. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
5. JEMIMA(4), GIBSON (Thomas(3), James(2), James(1)) b. 2 May, 1790; m. Benjamin Swasey of Gilmanton; d. there 19 July, 1830. They had five sons and one dau., Mary, who m. Abel Baker Boyce. (See Boyce Gen.)
6. NAOMI(4) GIBSON (Thomas(3), James(2), James(1)) b. 31 Aug., 1796; m. David(6) Lane of Sanbornton (David(5), John(4), Joshua(3), William(2), William(1)) 20 Nov., 1817, in C. Children:
7. ROYAL(4) GIBSON (Thomas(3), James(2), James(1)) b. 14 Sept., 1798; m. 17 Aug., 1825, Harriet(3) (Phineas(2), John(1)) Thorne of Concord, b. 22 April, 1801. Royal d. 10 Oct., 1875. Resided in Lind, Wis. Children:
8. CAROLINE(5) GIBSON (Enoch(4), Thomas(3)) b. 15 Oct., 1814; m. first, 7 May, 1840, Samuel Tallant of C., who d. 1 April, 1846; m. second, 17 June, 1856, David Morrill Clough of C. (See Clough Gen.) One child by her first marriage: i. Mary(4) Tallant, b. 10 Nov., 1842; d. 8 April, 1872.
9. ENOCH(5) GIBSON (Enoch(4), Thomas(3)) b. 30 March, 1821; m. 18 April, 1847, Nancy, dau. of Dea. John Clough. (See Clough Gen.) She d. in March, 1863. He d. 3 Feb., 1910, at Boscawen. Children:
1. CHARLES AUGUSTUS(2) GILMAN, son of Samuel(1) and Pamelia (Blanchard) Gilman (see Blanchard Gen.) was b. 8 May, 1833; m. Celia Amanda Glover, who d. 25 April, 1891. He d. 18 Aug., 1869. Children;
2. FRANK AUGUSTUS(3) GILMAN (Charles Augustus(2), Samuel(1)) b. 29 April, 1864, in C.; m. 18 Feb., 1887, in Tilton, Maude Webster, dau. of Lyman Augustus and Mary Ann (Brown) Conant. (See Conant Gen.) Mr. Gilman was a brick mason and contractor. He resided in Tilton where he d. 18 April, 1909. Child: Mary Marguerite(4), b. 1 April, 1892. Graduate Tilton Seminary, 1910; studying music in Boston Conservatory.
1. ZEBADIAH WILLIAM(2) GLEASON was b. 1787; m. Mary, dau. of Ebenezer and Hannah Shattuck, who was a descendant of Jeremiah Shattuck, killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. She was b. 1788 in Pepperell, Mass., d. 5 Sept., 1863. Mr. Gleason d. 17 Feb., 1864.
2. HENRY S.(2) GLEASON (Zedadiah W.(1)) b. 26 July, 1820; m. 12 March, 1845, Lydia B., dau. of Jacob and Lydia (Emerson) Gale; d. 19 Oct., 1867. She d. 25 March, 1896. Lydia (Emerson) Gale was b. 25 Aug., 1783, in Haverhill, Mass.; d. 14 Aug., 1873. She was a descendant of Hannah Dustin.
3. GEORGE H.(3) GLEASON (Henry S.(2), Zedadiah W.(1)) b. 7 Dec., 1845; m. 20 April, 1866, Martha A., dau. of John Chandler and Elizabeth S. (Sargent) Gage. (See Sargent Gen.) She d. 4 July, 1880. He d. 20 Jan., 1907. He was in the Civil war, enlisting 7 Sept., 1864, in Co. A, 18th N.H. Vol. Inf.; mustered out 10 June, 1865. Children:
4. FREDERICK GAGE(4) GLEASON (George H.(3), Henry S.(2), Zebadiah W.(1)) b. 14 July, 1867, in Concord; m. 25 Aug., 1894, in Sioux City, Iowa, Amelia, dau. of Hermon Scheuttee; residence, Ida Grove, Iowa. Children:
Among the early land owners and settlers of C. were William Glines, Jr., and John Glines. Whether they were brothers or any way related is not known. The Provincial Registry of Deeds shows that John was in C. as early as 1736 and William in 1761. A William Glines, Jr., of Dover, was one of the proprietors and drew home lot No. 84, which he sold in 1731 to Samuel Adams of Dover. A William Glines, Jr., was elected tithingman of C. in 1750 and constable in 1752. In 1731 William Glines, Sr., and William Glines, Jr. sold land in Dover, 20 Sept., 1725, William and Elizabeth Glines conveyed land in Dover, "lying between Oyster River and Lampreel River." If William Glines, Jr., the proprietor, settled in C., the genealogy is apparently as follows:
1. WILLIAM GLINES who M. Elizabeth ----.
2. WILLIAM GLINES, JR., who m. Hannah ----.
From the latter descended William Clines, 3d, and William Glines, 4th, who are found on the tax lists of C. and Northfield. As John Glines has a son William who resided in C., it is sometimes difficult to differentiate the various William Glines of C., owing to the fact that there is meager record of the early births, marriages and deaths of this family.
A John Glines of Dover was one of the proprietors of C. He m. Mary Bassford, 27 Nov., 1728. In 1731 he sold "one certain tract or parcel of land given me by the governor and council in the town of C.
John Glines of Durham bought, in 1733, home lot No. 29 and lot 51 "in the second division of rights." The home lot, except the intervale, he sold as a resident of C. in 1739 to James Lindsey. The same date he bought of James Lindsey home lot No. 63, and here he made his home until his death. In 1753 he bought a hundred acre lot in Contoocook.
John Glines d. in 1757. His will was dated 16 March, 1757, and admitted to probate 3 Aug., 1757. It was witnessed by John Gibson, Richard Blanchard and James Scales, and is as follows:
"In the name of God amen This 16 day of March 1757 I John Glines of Canterbury in the province of N.H. in N.E. husbandman, having inlisted myself in his Majesty's service to go against his Majesty's enemies & not knowing whether I shall return to my family again, considering also the mortality of my body that it is appointed unto all men once to dye, being now in perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given to God for it, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, Principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it & my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors (if the circumstances of my death will admit it) nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form. I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife, Mary, (if she outlives me) the use and improvement of all my home place so long as she shall be and remain my widow, and also the use of all my creatures & tools for farming as well as all the household stuff which household stuff she shall have the use of during her natural life.
Lastly I do constitute and ordain my beloved sons William & Richard to be jointly the executors of this my last will & testament ratifying and confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day & year above written. his John X Glines, mark.
There is little information aside from this will to be obtained of the immediate descendants of John Glines. Such evidence as there is will be found in the inventories and tax lists of C. and in the records of conveyances of property. It is probable that all of his children are named by the testator in his will and that they are mentioned in the order of their ages, beginning with the eldest. The date of birth of only one is known, Nathaniel, who according to the records of the town was b. in Dec., 1744. Such information as is available from the sources named is here given.
1. JOHN(1) GLINES, b. probably in Dover; m. 27 Nov., 1728, Mary Basaford by Rev. Hugh Adams in Oyster River Parish, Durham. He d. sometime between 16 March, 1757, date of his will, and 3 Aug., 1757, when it was admitted to probate. His wife probably d. soon after. Children:
2. WILLIAM(2) GLINES (John(1)) b. in C., 1736; m. Elizabeth Blanchard, b. 1743. She d. 9 May, 1830. He d. 28 March, 1830, aged 92. Children, b. in C.:
3. JOB(3) GLINES (William(2), John(1)) b. in C. 1769; m. Mary Dearborn of Northfield. He d. 1 Oct., 1832. She d. 19 Sept., 1846, aged 72. Children:
4. CHARLES(4) CLINES (Job(3), William(2), John(1)) b. 24 May, 1820, in Northfield; m. 12 Oct., 1853, Mary Ann, dau. of Charles Abbot and Eunice (Lake) Morse of C. (See Morse Gen.) He d. 20 Oct., 1902. She d. 4 March, 1899. Children:
5. LEROY ARTHUR(5) GLINES (Charles(4), Job(3), William(2), John(1)) b. 10 Aug., 1867; m. 9 Oct., 1900, Jessie Permelia, dau. of Edgerton and Ellen F. Raymond of Boscawen. She was b. 13 Aug., 1870. Children, b. in C.:
Glover is an ancient name in England, and from what has been gathered of its origin is indisputably Saxon. In some of the oldest counties, as Warwickshire and Kent, it was, at a very ancient date, written Golofre, then Glove, and in the middle of the fourteenth century it was written as it now is, Glover. Families of Glover of the Christian names of William and John were recorded in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Warwickshire about the middle of the fourteenth century. A William Glover had a coat of arms granted him in 1602. It is said to be the same which Fuller finds recorded in the "Worthies of Middlesex," granted to William Glover, sheriff, at an earlier date. The Arms granted to William Glover of London, "Arg. a Chev. Erminie betwixt three cross, Crosslets" were bestowed by Queen Elizabeth one year before his death. He was buried in London, Colman Street ward. A fair monument in Chancel is erected to his memory.
The names of John, William, Robert, Thomas, Richard and Henry are among the earliest Christian names of Glover that have been noticed by writers. These names have been perpetuated and have descended, like their estates, through many generations, both in Old and New England. Many of them settled in Dorchester and some are buried there, where the inscriptions on the old headstones are still to be seen. Many of them were soldiers, some of them were stationed at Castle William, Boston harbor, from 1741 to 1753. Several of them served in the French and Indian war, and many of them in the Revolutionary war. Three of them in the War of 1812 and a large number of them served in the Civil war. Many of the Glovers were college graduates and became physicians, lawyers, clergymen and merchants.
1. JOHN(1) GLOVER was b. in Eng. When his older brothers came to America, he stayed with his father and carried on the business. They were architects.
2. JOHN(2) GLOVER, the eldest son of John(1), came to America about 150 years ago, and was residing in C. when the first census was taken in 1790. He then had three sons.
3. JOHN(3) GLOVER m. Abigail Foss. Children:
5. JOHN(5) GLOVER (John(4), John(3)) m. Asenath Willey, b. 1 Aug., 1849; d. 6 Aug., 1900. Children:
EBENEZER GLOVER m. 23 March, 1806, Love, dau. of Robert and ---- (Bean) Foss, b. 6 April, 1781, in northern N.H. When an infant her parents removed to Northfield. Her father was a Revolutionary soldier; he d. in Northfield. In 1862 she came to C. where she remained till her death, 9 April, 1885. Mr. Glover d. about 1841. Of their seven children, Ebenezer, their only son, did not marry. Polly m. William Avery. (See Avery Gen.) Betsey m. Tristram(2) Dearborn, b. 24 Dec., 1809, in Northfield, the son of Daniell and Jane (Blanchard) Dearborn. Children of Tristram and Betsey (Glover) Dearborn:
GEORGE F. GOVE was b. 27 April, 1854, in Deering; m. 13 June, 1894, in Antrim, Minnie v., dau. of Ira Holmes, b. 4 Aug., 1865, in Antrim. Mr. Gove moved from Hillsboro to C. in 1906. Children:
1. EBENEZER(2) GREENOUGH, son of Symonds(1) and Abigail (Chadwick) Greenough, was b. in Haverhill, Mass., 18 Feb., 1753; m. Mary, dau. of Rev. Ebenezer Flagg; d. in Chester, 15 Dec., 1827. He was a Revolutionary soldier and moved to C. in 1790. Children:
2. JOHN(2), GREENOUGH, b. 5 April, 1780, in Haverhill, Mass., and accompanied his father to C., was in business there with him and later moved to Boscawen. He m. first, Nancy, dau. of Rev. Abiel Foster of C. in 1803. She d. 28 March, 1819; m. second, Mary, dau. of Samuel Bridge of Billerica, Mass., in 1820. He d. 3 Sept., 1862. Children by first wife:
Children by second wife, b. in Boscawen:
3. RICHARD(3) GREENOUGH, b. 1 Sept., 1786, in Haverhill, Mass., m. first, Sarah, dau. of Obadiah Clough of C. (See Clough Gen.) She d. 13 Jan., 1819; m. second, Sarah, dau. of Jonathan Clough of Loudon, 20 Feb., 1821. She d. 25 Oct., 1843, aged 47. He d. 11 Nov., 1843. Children by first marriage:
Children by second marriage:
1. EDMUND(1) GROVER and his wife, Dorcas Merrill, lived on the "Windfall" in Northfield and were the parents of the following children:
2. STEPHEN(2) GROVER (Edmund(1)) b. 9 Nov., 1804; m. 5 Dec., 1827, in C., Mehitable, dau. of James and Mehitable (Berry) Lake of C., where she d. 26 Nov., 1890. He lived in C. in later life. Children:
3. NANCY(2) GROVER (Edmund(1)) b. 20 Jan., 1807; m. 9 Feb., 1843, in C., Edwin Grover Merrill, who d. 22 March, 1890, in C. Children:
4. ANDREW TAYLOR(3) GROVER (Stephen(2), Edmund(1)) b. 19 Feb., 1828; m. first, Laura, dau. of Hiram and Judith (Arlin) Kimball. She d. 27 May, 1895, in C.; m. second, 14 Oct., 1896, Nellie J. Logan, in C. He d. 31 Dec., 1908. Children by first marriage:
5. OLIVER B.(4) GROVER (Andrew(3), Stephen(2), Edmund(1)) b. 31 May, 1851; m. Amelia Braley. Children: