History Of Littleton New Hampshire
Edited By James R. Jackson In Three Volumes Vol. III
Genealogy Compiled By George C. Furber Revised And Enlarged By Ezra S. Stearns
Published For The Town By The University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1905
THE genealogy of Littleton was compiled by GEORGE C. FURBER in 1896 and printed in 1897-8.
A fire destroyed the work in 1898 and made necessary a reprint,
which was prepared under the supervision of EZRA S. STEARNS.
The extent of the errata is chiefly due to incorrect material furnished by individuals concerning their ancestry.
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. CLARK CARLTON ABBEY, son of Solomon, b. Middlebury, Vt., 1818. He grad. at Middlebury Coll. 1845 and at Jefferson Med. Coll. 1848, receiving degree of M.D. He practised one year in L., and for one year he conducted a drug store in Phila. Returning to L., 1851, he remained until Jan. 1853, when he removed to California, where he died, soon after his arrival, Feb. 23, 1853. Whig. I.O.0.F. (L. Cen. pp. 156, 157.) He m. 1848, Nancy Jane, dau. of John Gile of L., Methodist (See). She died in L. Nov. 21, 1849; he m. second, June 17, 1850, Fatima, dau. of Sylvanus Hastings of L. (See). She resides in L. Child, by w. Nancy.
Ch. by w. Fatima.
1. GEORGE ABBOTT, b. in Eng. in 1615; emigrated, according to tradition, from Yorkshire, Eng., to America about 1640. He was one of the first settlers of Andover, Mass. and a proprietor in 1643. His house was a blockhouse, and was used as such for many years after his death, which occurred Dec. 24, 1681, O.S. He m. 1647, Hannah Chandler, who d. June 11, 1711, aged 82 yrs.
2. WILLIAM ABBOTT, son of George(1), b. in Andover, Mass., Nov. 18, 1657, m. June 2, 1682, Elizabeth Story, who d. Dec. 1712. He d. Oct. 24, 1713. He was a Puritan in faith and Christian conduct; lived near the present site of Prof. Stewart's house, Andover.
3. JAMES ABBOTT, son of William(2), b. in Andover, Mass., Feb. 12, 1695, m. Jan. 1714, Abigail Farnurn, b. 1692. He moved to Concord, N.H., in 1737, and d. Dec. 27, 1787.
4. JAMES ABBOTT, son of James(3), b. in Andover, Mass., Jan. 12, 1717: m. 1742, Sarah Bancroft, b. Feb. 19, 1722. She was dau. of Capt. Samuel and Sarah (Lampson) Bancroft of Reading, Mass. James moved to Concord with his father, and lived there until 1763, when he moved to Newbury, Vt. He was one of the first settlers of Newbury and deacon of the first church. All of the children of James and many of his descendants were members of the Cong. church.
5. EZRA ABBOTT, son of James(4), b. in Newbury, Vt., June 2, 1765, m. 1786, Hannah, dau. of Reuben Farmer of Concord, who drove the first ox team from Andover, Mass., to Concord. He also drove to the fort the team carrying the bodies of the men killed by the Indians, Aug. 11, 1746. Ezra died July 5, 1842, in Irasburg, Vt. Hannah d. in Bath Sept. 2, 1832.
6. EZRA ABBOTT, son of Ezra(5), b. in Newbury, Vt., Sept. 13, 1791, m. first, about 1810, Mary Ann, dau. of Moses Lang, b. in Bath, April 22, 1792, d. in L., Sept. 28, 1849, Cong, m. second, Myra Parker, b. in Lyman, June 30, 1799, d. in Bethlehem, July 20, 1885. Ezra was in the War of 1812. In 1820 he moved to L. and engaged in farming, making his home here until he d., March 26, 1872. Cong. Whig. (Genealogical Register of the Descendants of George Abbott of Andover.) Ch. by w. Mary Ann.
7. GEORGE ABBOTT, son of Ezra(6), b. in Bath, Aug. 11, 1816, m. first, Jan. 1, 1846, Esther A., dau. of Evan Parker, b. in Lyman, Jan. 5, 1823, res. in L. after marriage until her death, Jan. 26, 1859, Methodist, m. second, June 25, 1860, Emeline, daughter of Nathan(2) Applebee, b. in L. Nov. 1, 1836. She has res. in L. all her life, Methodist. George came to L. in 1820, and d. in this town, Oct. 7, 1899. Farmer. Methodist. Democrat. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge; K. T., St. Gerard Com.; I.O.O.F., N. G. Selectman, 1858-61-2-71-2. Rep. 1867-8. J.P. Ch. by w. Esther, b. in L.
Ch. by w. Emeline, b. in L.
8. WILLIAM E. ABBOTT, son of George(7), b. in L., Dec. 5, 1847, m. June 27, 1872, Martha E., dau. of Thomas Tame, b. in Tenn., May 18, 1849. William res. in L. from birth to 1867, now lives in Niotaga, Kas. Farmer. Ch. all unm. and res. in Niotaga, Kas.
9. GEORGE FRANK ABBOTT, son of George(7), b. in L. June 7, 1849, m. Dec. 25, 1872, Carrie Maria, dau. of James Parker (See), b. in Lisbon, Oct. 24, 1853. She has res. in L. since 1869, most of the time. Methodist. George Frank has res. in L. all his life, except a few years in Bethlehem and Tilton. Educated in L. and Newbury, Vt. Studied medicine at Dart. and Baltimore, Md. Grad. from. Dart. Med. Coll. in 1891, and at once commenced practice in L. Methodist. Republican. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge; K. T., St. Gerard Conn. Postmaster, Bethlehem, seven years. Member Board of Health, 1892-3-4, in L. Proprietor of a drug store in L. fifteen years. (Book of Biographies, Grafton Co., p. 164.) Ch.
10. WILLIAM ABBOTT, son of James(4), b. April 24, 1755, m. 1777, Mabel Whittlesey of East Guilford, Conn. He res, most of his life in Haverhill, Mass. d. June 14, 1807.
11. MOSES ABBOTT, son of William (10), b. June 16, 1778, m. April 7, 1802, Lucy Willis, b. July 25, 1784, d. July 13, 1842. He res. in Bath, where he d. May 7, 1856.
12. MYRON ABBOTT. son of Moses (11), b. in Haverhill, April 24, 1803, m. April 12, 1826, Clarissa Willis. He d. in Bath. June 3, 1883.
13. MYRON B. ABBOTT, son of Myron (12), b. in Bath, Dec. 27, 1841, m. Ellen J. Brock. Lives in Newbury, Vt.
14. HARRY EDWIN ABBOTT, son of Myron B.(13), b. in Newbury, Vt., June 14, 1866, m. Feb. 22, 1888. Josie Maria, (Ian. of Wesley William Weare, b. in Dalton, April 19, 1868. Dry-goods merchant, res. in L. from 1890 to 1893. I.O.O.F. Ch.
15. NATHANIEL ABBOTT, son of George (1), b. in Andover, Mass., July 15, 1671, N.S, m. Nov. 1, 1695, Dorcas Hibbert, d. Feb. 7, 1743. He d. Dec. 12, 1749. He was a member of Rev. Thomas Barnard's church, Andover.
16. JOSEPH ABBOTT, son of Nathaniel(15), b. in Andover, Mass., Feb. 2, 1705, m. Aug. 12, 1731, Deborah Blanchard, d. July, 1773. He d. in Wilton, Aug. 23, 1787 He moved to Wilton about 1776. Dea. A man of great simplicity and sound piety. For many years he tuned the Psalm, and Dea. Isaac Abbott, his cousin, read it line by line. He d. in Wilton, Aug. 23, 1787.
17. JOSEPH ABBOTT, son of Joseph(16), b. in Andover, Mass., April 2, 1744, m. Mary Barker. He was a farmer and lived in Andover, Mass., Wilton, and Nelson.
18. ISRAEL ABBOTT, son of Joseph(17), b. in Wilton, Jan. 29, 1771, m. Alice Baker, b. May 1, 1789, d. in Whitefield, Aug. 1, 1858. Israel settled in Charlestown, March, 1807, where he d. Feb. 26, 1840.
19. ISAAC ABBOTT, son of Israel(18), b. in Wilton (f.r. says Acworth), Sept. 20, 1796, m. 1820, Susan, dau. of Benjamin and Hannah (Farwell) Labaree, b. in Charlestown, Sept. 17, 1790, d. in Lancaster, Feb. 3, 1870. He was a lumber manufr., res. in L. from 1821 to 1869, when he removed to Lancaster, where he d. Jan. 12, 1882. He occupied many offices of trust here, being Selectman, 1827-8-41. Moderator, 1839-40-4-6-7-8-9-55. Rep. 1836-7-8-51. Fire Ward, 1829 to 1835 inc. and 1838-9-42-4-6. Dep. Sheriff, 1828 to 1834 inc. Apt. Capt. 5th Co., 82d Regt., N.H. Militia, June 20, 1821; vacated April 23, 1825. J.P. Whig. Ch.
20. ISAAC EDWIN ABBOTT, son of Isaac(19), b. in Charlestown, April 24, 1821, m. May 25, 1844, Edna R., dau. of Simeon Hill, b. in Waterford, Vt., Jan. 3, 1824, d. in Lancaster, April 26, 1891. He res. in L. from 1822 most of the time until 1868. Farmer. Cong. Republican. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Appointed Lieut. 5th Co. 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, 1841. Ch.
21. CHARLES HENRY ABBOTT, son of Isaac(19), b. in L. Aug. 2, 1828, m. March 27, 1856, Evalyn A., dau. of Thomas J. Spooner, b. in Franconia, Oct. 18, 1835. He res. in L. from birth until 1860. Hotel-keeper. d. in Bethlehem, April 4, 1882. Ch. b. in Bethlehem.
1. AMOS ADAMS, son of Buckley, b. in Waterford, Vt., April 21, 1816, m. Feb. 20. 1840, Eliza, dau. of Levi P. Parks, b. in Canada, June 13, 1812, d. in L. May 13, 1879. He res. in L. from 1840 until he d. Aug. 18, 1897. Farmer. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
The word Ainsworth is derived from Haines, the modern form of the ancient personym, Ainneph, and worth, the Anglo-Saxon term for a homestead. The family in Eng. were long located at Ainsworth, in the parish of Middleton, hundred of Salford, county palatine of Lancaster, and undoubtedly took their name from the locality. In spelling it is sometimes corrupted to Ensworth. The earliest of the name in New Eng. were Anchor Ainsworth of Boston, and Daniel Ainsworth of Roxbury, Mass. They were in the colony as early as 1647. The tradition is that Edward Ainsworth, the emigrant ancestor of the L. family, came to America on invitation of his uncle, Daniel, of Roxbury. By some mishap in navigation the vessel in which he and a brother took passage was wrecked on the coast of Georgia. All were drowned except Edward Ainsworth, who saved himself by clinging to a rock on the shore, which is still called Stranger's Rock. (See Ainsworth Genealogy, Francis J.Parker, Boston.)
1. EDWARD AINSWORTH, b. in Eng. in 1652; emigrated to America and lived in Roxbury, Mass., and Woodstock, Conn., d. in Woodstock, March 5, 1740/41. Farmer, m. Jan. 11, 1687/8, Joanna, dau. of Joshua and Joanna Hemmingway, b. Sept. 21, 1670, d. Dec. 23, 1748.
2. EDWARD AINSWORTH, son of Edwards(1), b. in Roxbury, Mass.. Aug. 18, 1693, m. April 5, 1722, Joanna, dau. of Mathew and Margaret Davis of Pomfret, Conn., b. Oct. 22, 1696, d. April 25, 1753. He res. in Woodstock, Conn., and d. there June 16, 1758. Farmer.
3. EDWARD AINSWORTH, son of Edward(2), b. in Woodstock, Conn., Nov. 21, 1729, m. first, May 22, 1755, Keziah Corbin, b. 1736, d. Dec. 1, 1756, m. second, March 15, 1758, Sybil, dau. of Dea. Thomas and Anna Child of Woodstock, Conn., b. March 3, 1733, d. July 7, 1820. He res. in Richmond and Claremont, was a physician, farmer, and lieut. in the militia. He d. in Claremont, Feb.10, 1806.
4. CALVIN AINSWORTH, son of Edward(3), b. in Claremont, June 3, 1771, m. about 1800. Susannah, dau. of Isaac Howe, b. in New Ipswich, Feb. 2, 1774, d. in L. March 18, 1853. He was a physician, the first to settle in L. and came here in 1799, remaining until July 12, 1839, when he d. His education was academic. He was an old-school practitioner, a good nurse, with tact and a genial presence which made him a favorite in many families. He could play the violin, and some times wielded the bow to help on merrymakings. Politically he was for a time a Federalist of the Hartford Convention order, but afterward a Democrat. J.P. He had no special church affiliations. He is described as rather stout and short in stature, of good physical powers, but not of a pushing or belligerent disposition. He did not succeed in accumulating property. (See L. Cen., pp. 148, 149.) Ch. b. in L.
5. AMERICUS AINSWORTH, son of Calvin(4), b. in L. Sept. 17, 1804, m. July 27, 1853, Philena, dau. of Asher Hurlbutt, b. in Waterford, Vt., July 22, 1807, d. in L. July 22, 1878. He was a cabinetmaker, res. in L. all his life, and d. here Feb. 1, 1882. No ch.
6. CALVIN AINSWORTH, son of Calvin(4), b. in L. Aug. 22, 1807, m. first, June 2, 1836, Eliza, dau. of Joseph Bellows (See). b. in Walpole, Sept. 13, 1801, d. Feb. 3, 1837, m. second, May 6, 1846, Letitia (Stinson) White, b. in Dunbarton, still living in Madison, Wis. He was educated in the Academy at Concord, Vt., and Meriden Academy; commenced the study of law about 1830 with Jonathan Stoddard, Waterford, Vt., and Henry A. Bellows, L., and was admitted to the Bar at the Nov. term at Plymouth, 1835. He located first in L., and practised seven years; removed to Concord, where he practised twelve years; the remainder of his life in Madison, Wis. He was a man of the strictest integrity, of amiable temperament, a good lawyer, but not an advocate. He had many friends and no enemies, and his gentle manners led him along through life with little to disturb the noiseless tenor of his way. The official positions held by him were: Register of Probate, Merrimack Co., 1846-51; Commissioner to Compile Statutes of N.H., 1853; Police Justice of Concord from the organization of the city in 1853 until he went west; Police Justice of Madison, Wis., from April, 1862, until April, 1864. His military record was brief, but honorable. He was Judge Advocate of the 6th Brigade, N.H. Militia, 1841-2-3. He was a member of the law firm of Perley & Ainsworth at one time. He d. in Madison, Wis., July 7, 1873. No ch.
7. LABAN AINSWORTH, son of Calvin(4), b. in L. March 29, 1811, m. Jan. 17, 1847, Amanda M. Shattuck, b. Aug. 20, 1822. He res. in L.:All his life, d. Sept. 26, 1891. Miller. Ch. b. in L.
8. FRANKLIN PIERCE AINSWORTH, son of Laban(7), b. in L. May 9, 1852, m. Feb. 27, 1882, Minetta, dau. of George v. Ott, b. in Madison, Wis., March 7, 1856. He res. in L. from birth until 1871, when he removed to Wisconsin, where he has since res., most of the time as freight and ticket agent on the C., St. P., M. & O. Railway. Has held public positions as follows: Chairman Town Board of Williston, 1878; Mayor of Hammond, 1888; member of State Board of Regents of Normal Schools, 1892 to 1895 inc. and Secretary of Board for 1894-5. Present res., River Falls, Wis. Ch.
9. CALVIN STEPHEN AINSWORTH, son of Laban(7), b. in L. Aug. 13, 1859, m. Jan. 17, 1891, Lilly Grace, dau. of Silas Miner (adopted), b. in Whitefield, July 28, 1872; he m. second, April 18, 1899, Mamie Cushing, dau. of Charles Cushing (See). He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Republican. No ch.
10. WILLIAM S. AINSWORTH, son of Laban(7), b. in L. June 12, 1865, m. Jan. 1, 1895, Hattie Grace, dau. of Henry R. Sulham, b. in Randolph, Vt., Jan. 2, 1874. He has res. in L. nearly all his life. Painter. Ch.
2. JAMES ALBEE. son of Benjamin(2), b. in Braintree about 1645, m. Oct. 18, 1671, Hannah Cook. They were living 1717.
3. JOHN ALBEE, son of James(2), m. June 6, 1705, Deborah Thayer, b. Nov. 4, 1687, dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth (French) Thayer. They lived in Mendon.
4. JOHN ALBEE, son of John(3), b. in Mendon, Feb. 25, 1720/1; by wife Sarah had twelve or thirteen children. He d. in Mendon, March 25, 1799. She d. June 7, 1799.
5. ZURIEL ALBEE, son of John(4), b. Jan. 16, 1747/8, m. March 27, 1776, Anna Penniman, b. 1757, of Bellingham. They resided a few years in Westmoreland, N.H., and in 1808 removed to L., where he d. July 19, 1820; she d. Nov. 21, 1841. He was a farmer. Ch.
6. ALEXANDER ALBEE, son of Zuriel(5), b. in Westmoreland in 1778, m. first, Prusia, dau. of Joseph Patridge, b. in Milford, Mass., March 18, 1781, d. in L. Jan. 20, 1830, m. second, Dolly Chandler (widow). He was selectman in L. in 1816 to 1821. inc. Rep. 1832. J.P. Democrat. Res. in L. from 1802 until he d. June 24, 1843. Ch. b. in L..
7. OTIS ALBEE, son of Zuriel(5), b. in 1780. pub. Sept. 4, 1809, Melinda, dau. of Caleb Huntoon, b. in Unity, Nov. 26, 1791, d. in L. April 2, 1843. He lived in L. from 1806 to 1851. Democrat. Methodist. d. in Madison, Wis., Oct. 6, 1857. Ch. b. in L.
8. JOSEPH A. ALBEE, son of Alexander(6), b. in L. March 18, 1814, m. July 13, 1842, Mary J., dau. of Otis Ballow, b. in Waterford, Vt., Sept. 1816, d. in L. July 20, 1864. He res. in L. until 1883, when he removed to Monroe, where he d. July 14, 1887. Selectman, 1863-45-74. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
9. CURTIS LEANDER ALBEE, son of Alexander(6), b. in L. Sept. 15, 1816, m. first, Dec. 20, 1841, Amanda, dau. of Laban Tuft(See), b. in L. May 23, 1822, d. in L. Nov. 22, 1868. Episcopal, m. second, Feb. 16, 1871, Caroline, dau. of Leonard Elms, b. in Lisbon, Jan. 11, 1830, res. in L. He res. in L. all his life, and d. March 16, 1887. Selectman, 1879-80. Rep. 1853-4. Capt. 11th Co., 32d Regt., N.H. Militia, ante 1848. Democrat. Ch. by w. Amanda, b. in L.
Ch. by w. Caroline, b. in L.
10. SOLON JUSTIN ALBEE, son of Alexander(6), b. in L. Dec. 25, 1825, m. May 13, 1850, Lois, dau. of Danforth Cheney, b. in Waterford, Vt., Sept. 25, 1830. He has res. in L. all his life. Democrat. Farmer. Ch. b. in L.
11. FRANK CURTIS ALBEE, son of Curtis L.(9), b. in L. Aug. 19, 1843, m. May 24, 1864, Amanda Knight, dau. of Horace Buck, Episcopal, b. in Hanover, Dec. 12, 1844. He has res. in L. all his life. Member of Town School Board, 1886 to 1892 inc. Prest. Littleton Driving Park Assn. 1895. Trustee L. Public Library. Farmer. Democrat. J.P. Ch. b. in L.
12. CHARLES HARVEY ALBEE, son of Curtis L.(9), b. in L. May 25, 1854, m. Sept. 2, 1879, Matilda L., dau. of Daniel Walther, b. in Boston, April 3, 1855. He res. in L. from birth until 1871. Steward. Ch.
13. ELLERY BELL ALBEE, son of Curtis L.(9), b. in L. Dec. 25, 1856, m. Dec. 18, 1889, Minnie, clan. of Edward Morse, b. in Stoddard, Aug. 31, 1867. He res. in L. from birth to 1881. Railroad conductor. No children.
14. EDWARD WEST ALBEE, son of Curtis L.(9), b. in L. Oct. 25, 1871, m. Oct. 10, 1895, Adeline F., dau. of E. H. Delano, b. in New Bedford, Mass., in 1870. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Democrat. Ch.
15. THOMAS JUSTIN ALBEE, son of Solon Justin (10), b. in L. March 5, 1851, m. May 26, 1873, Mary Ann, dau. of Henry C. Davison, b. in Waterford, Vt., May 28, 1856. He res. in L. from birth until 1893. Farmer. Ch. b. in L.
1. GEORGE ALDRICH, b. in Derbyshire, Eng., emigrated to America, Nov. 6, 1631, and res. in Dorchester, Braintree, and Mendon, Mass, m. Sept. 3, 1629, Katherine Seald. They had eleven children, and are supposed to be the progenitors of all the Aldriches in America. George d. in Mendon, March 1, 1682. Katherine d. Jan. 11, 1691. (Marcus M. Aldrich, Mendon, Mass., is the historian of the family, and much of the data here presented is on his authority. He will be pleased to furnish further data to any interested in the Aldrich family.)
2. JACOB ALDRICH, son of George(1), b. in Braintree, Mass., Feb. 28, 1652, m. Nov. 3, 1675, Huldah Thayer of Mendon. They had twelve children. He d. in Mendon, Mass., Oct. 22, 1695.
3. DAVID ALDRICH, son of Jacob(2), b. in Mendon, Mass., May 23, 1685, m. in 1710, Hannah Capron of Attleboro, Mass. They had ten children. He d. March 15, 1771.
4. EDWARD ALDRICH, son of David(3) b. in Mendon, Mass., Sept. 7, 1713, m. first, .July 17, 1732, Dinah Aldrich, his cousin, m. second, about 1761, Ann Chamberlain (widow). Nine children by first wife; five by second. He d. March, 1800.
5. ABNER ALDRICH, son of Edward(4), b. in Douglass, Mass., April 8, 1746, m. July 11, 1772, Phebe Inman. They had eight children; removed to Franconia about 1780
6. JARED ALDRICH, son of Abner(5), b. in R.I. in 1775, m. first, Sophia Young of Lisbon, m. second, March, 1820, Sophia, dau. of Silas Wheeler (See). She d. Nov. 14, 1865. He had seven children by first wife; one by second. He d. in Lisbon, March 9, 1849.
7. STEPHEN ALDRICH, son of Jared(6), b. in Lisbon, Feb. 22. 1804, m. Olive Richardson of Lisbon. They had eight children. He d. April 20, 1870.
8. HORACE ALDRICH, son of Stephen(7), b. in Lisbon, Sept. 25, 1832, m. April 5, 1855, Eliza, dau. of Smith Wetherbee, b. in Lisbon, Dec. 11, 1835. He has res. in L. since 1882. Glover. Ch..
9. MASON ALDRICH, son of Jared(6), b. in Lisbon in 1806, m. March 28, 1823, Prudence, dau. of David Millen (See), b. in L. Jan. 5, 1807, d. in Lisbon, Nov. 5, 1880. He res. in L. from 1827 to 1872. Farmer. Methodist. d. in Lyman, March, 1894. Ch.
10. GEORGE ALDRICH, son of Jared(6), b. in Lisbon, Aug. 29, 1820, m. Sept. 24, 1844, Mary Ann, dau. of Joshua Howard, b. in Haverhill, July 24, 1844. d. in L. July 16, 1884. He res. in L. from 1847 to 1876. Farmer. Democrat. d. in L. Oct. 29, 1876. Ch..
11. SILAS ALDRICH, b. about 1743, res. in Bradford, Vt, m. Alice Collins, who d. in 1823, aged 73 yrs. He did military service in 1759. d. in Bradford, Vt., Nov. 28, 1811.
12. EPHRAIM COLLINS ALDRICH, son of Silas(11), probably b. in Bradford, Vt, m. Sarah Hilliard, who d. several yrs. before her husband. He d. in Pittsburg, aged 71 yrs.
13. EPHRAIM COLLINS ALDRICH, son of Ephraim Collins(12), m. Adaline B. Haynes, granddau. of Gen. Moody Bedel.
14. EDGAR ALDRICH, son of Ephraim Collins(13), b. in Pittsburg, Feb. 5, 1848, m. Oct. 7, 1872, Louise Matilda, dau. of Samuel K. Remick (See), b. in Hardwick, Vt., Jan. 1, 1845, Cong. He was educated in the common schools of Pittsburg, Colebrook Academy, and Ann Arbor, Mich., Law School; commenced the study of law in 1866, with Ira A. Ramsay, in Colebrook; admitted to the bar in Colebrook, Aug. term, 1868. He practised law in Colebrook from Aug., 1868, to Jan. 1, 1881, when he removed to L., and formed a partnership with Hon. George A. Bingham (See), May 1, 1882. Daniel C. Remich (See) was admitted to the firm. June 17, 1884, Mr. Bingham retired from the firm to take a position upon the Supreme Bench. The firm continued under the style of Aldrich & Remich until Jan. 1, 1889, when Mr. Remich retired, and Mr. Aldrich continued practice alone until Feb. 20, 1891, when he received a commission as Judge of the U.S. District Court for N.H., which position he still holds. Among his literary contributions are a lecture on the Life and Services of Gen. Lafayette in America, before the Grand Army, May 30, 1881; an address before the Grafton & Coos Bar Association in 1886 upon the question, "Shall the Law and Trial Courts be separated?" an address before the court at the Sept. term, 1890, upon the death of Judge Frederick Chase; a eulogy of Gen. Gilman Marston before the Grafton & Coos Bar.Association in 1891; an address before the same in 1894 upon "Our Jury System;" an address before the Southern Bar Association in 1893 upon the " Delays incident to the Removal of Causes from the State to the Federal Courts," an address before the N.H. Historical Society in 1894 upon "Our Northern Boundary;" an address before the N.H. Historical Society on "The Affair of the Cedars and the Services of Col. Timothy Bedel in the Revolution;" biographical review of life and services of Chief Justice Alonzo P. Carpenter, before the Southern Bar Association, 1899. He twice held the position of Solicitor of Coos Co., first, by appointment of Gov. Straw from 1872 until the political overturn in 1874, and by appointment of Gov. Cheney, from 1876 to 1879. He was elected Rep. of L. in 1885, and was Speaker of the House; Moderator, 1891; Capt. Co. I, 3d Reg. N.H. N.G.; Prest. L. Musical Association, 1883; Prest. L. Driving Park Association, 1887; J.P. State. Republican. Dart. Coll. conferred honorary degree of M. A. in 1891. (Granite Monthly, Xv. p. 329; Book of Biographies, Grafton Co., p. 7.). Ch.
15. ANDREW ALDRICH, b. about 1734, m. Nov. 12, 1758, Ruth Hopkins. They had eight children. He and his two oldest sons, Richard and Clark, took part in the Rev. War. Andrew is supposed to belong to the R.I. branch of the Aldrich family. d. in 1802.
16. ANDREW H. ALDRICH, son of Andrew(15), b. in Lyme, Conn., in 1760, m. Annis Sweetland. He was one of the first emigrants to Ill., going with an ox team most of the way. He d. in Ill. about 1830.
17. DANIEL ALDRICH, son of Andrew(16) b. in Lebanon, Dec. 31, 1798, m. Feb. 5, 1824, Hannah, dau. of James Drake, b. in Newbury, Vt., Sept. 20, 1803, d. in L. Jan. 15, 1894, Methodist. He came to L. in 1829 and res. here the remainder of his life. Farmer. Democrat. d. in L. Dec. 19, 1874. Ch..
18. DANIEL WILLIAM ALDRICH, son of Daniel(17), b. in L. April 2, 1840, m. Jan. 8, 1866, Pamelia Ann, dau. of Artemas A. Southworth, b. in Concord, Vt., July 11, 1842. He res. in L. from birth until 1867. Then res. in Lowell, Mass., where he d. July 26, 1900. An original three months' man; Co. G, 2d Regt. N.H. Inf. Ch.
19. GEORGE H. ALDRICH, son of Daniel(17), b. in L. April 8, 1842, m. March 14, 1868, Emma M. Eastman, b. in Strafford, Vt., April 14, 1852, Cong. He res. in L. in youth and from 1876 until he d. March 11, 1889. Photographer. Democrat. No ch.
20. BENJAMIN ALDRICH, b. in Bridgewater, Mass., in 1694, m. Aug. 24, 1721, Mary Shaw. They had eight children, b. in Walpole, Mass. He d. in Westmoreland, in 1763.
21. GEORGE ALDRICH, son of Benjamin(20), b. in Walpole, Mass., March 13, 1738, m. Azuba Howe of Westmoreland. They had seven children. He was a man of distinction in military and civil affairs, and was prominent in masonry. He was known as Gen. George. d. in Westmoreland, July 17, 1815.
22. LEVI ALDRICH, son of Gen. George(21), b. probably in Westmoreland, m. first, Sybil Merrill, b. in Westmoreland, d. in 1862; m. a second time, but no record. Guy, the youngest, was the child of second wife. Levi came to L. as early as 1795, and remained here until 1800. Selectman, 1797. Democrat. A.F. and A.M., North Star, No. 8. He d. probably in Barnston, P.Q., in 1832. Ch.
2. WESLEY ALEXANDER, b. in Swanzey, Jan. 29, 1823, m. July 4, 1848, Sarah B. Bray, b. May 5, 1820, d. in Lancaster, Jan. 18, 1890. Her grandfather was a Rev. soldier, and took part in the battle of Bunker Hill. Wesley res. in L. from 1847 to 1863. Scythe manufr. Selectman, 1855. Representative, 1858. J.P. His grandfather was a Rev. soldier, and took part in the battle of Bunker Hill. d. in Penacook, June 25, 1890. Ch. b. in L..
3. ANSON COLBY ALEXANDER, son of Wesley(2), b. in L. Oct. 10, 1855, m. June 22, 1882, Fanny Merton, dau. of Wallace Goodwin, b. in North Attleboro, Mass. Feb. 10, 1860. He was educated in New Hampton Institution and Colby Academy, New London, and studied medicine in the Hannemann Med. Coll., Phila., School of Anatomy and Surgery, and the Penn. Hospital, receiving his diploma from that institution in 1881. In Sept., 1881, he located in Penacook as a homeopathic physician, where he still res. in active practice. Founder and director of the Penacook Cancer Infirmary. He res. in L. from birth to 1863. A.F. and A.M., K. T. Ch. b. in Penacook.
1. ABIJAH ALLEN, son of Phineas, b. in Hebron, Conn., May 12, 1776, m. first, about 1802, Jemima, dau. of Nathaniel Bidwell, b. in Lebanon, d. in L. April 10, 1815, Cong, m. second, May, 1816, Katie Griggs, b. in Worcester, Mass., May 26, 1779, d. in L. May 18, 1867, Cong. He was among the first settlers of L., coming in 1797, and res. here the remainder of his life. Methodist. Whig, and afterward Republican. d. April 11, 1864. Ch. by w. Jemima, b. in L.
Ch. by w. Katie, b. in L.
2. PHINEAS ALLEN, son of Abijah(1), b. in L. Jan. 15, 1804, m. Jan. 13, 1830, Sarah(4) dau. of Peter Woodbury, b. in Bethlehem, Cong. He res. in L. from birth to 1844. Hotel-keeper and farmer. Cong. App. Capt. 5th Co. 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, Aug. 13, 1833, vacated April 25, 1834, d. in Bethlehem, July 23, 1853. Ch. b. in L.
3. NAT ALLEN, son of Abijah(1) b. in L. April 20, 1807, m. Aug. 19, 1834, Almyra Lumer, dau. of Cyrus Allen, b. in Haverhill, Sept. 8, 1817, d. in Worcester, Mass., Jan. 15, 1893. He res. in L. from birth to 1844. Harness-maker. Was prominent in anti-slavery times, and advocated the doctrine of non-resistance. Republican. d. in Lowell, Mass., Jan. 31, 1873 (Acts of Anti-slavery Apostles, pp. 292-3-4). Ch.
4. THERON ALLEN, son of Ahijah(1) b. in L. May 8, 1817, m. in 1848, Eliza Cline, dau. of John Mulliken, b. in Thetford, Vt., Oct. 20, 1828, d. in L. April 16, 1876. He res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Republican. d. March 9, 1887.
5. ABIJAH ALLEN, son of Abijah(1), b. in L. May 4, 1818, m. July 1, 1849, Adeline Clark, dau. of James Cox, b. in Holderness, Jan. 16, 1823, Cong. She d. Sept. 28, 1897. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Republican. Selectman, 1854. Master White Mt. Grange, 1875 to 1882 inc. Ensign 5th Co. 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, 1853,to repeal of the Militia Act. I.O.O.F. Ch. b. in L.,
6. GEORGE ALLEN, son of Theron(4), b. in L. Dec. 10, 1852, m. Hannah, dau. of Amos C. Noyes, b. in Easton, Oct. 8, 1855. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
7. CHARLES RAWSON ALLEN, son of Abijah(5) b. in L. July 23, 1851, m. Jan. 1, 1878, Sophia Amelia, dau. of John A. Harriman (See), b. in L. April 16, 1855. See. White Mt. Grange, 1887. Cong. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Republican. Master White Mt. Grange, 1894 and 5; Steward, 1887 to 1890 inc. Ch. b. in L.
Ch. by w. Lucy Ann.
9. CHARLES B. ALLEN, son of Cyrus, b. in Haverhill, April 5, 1813, m. March 14, 1845, Lucinda, dau. of John H. Merrill, b. in Pembroke, Sept. 13, 1816, d. in Lancaster, Jan. 30. 1881, Cong. He res. in L. from 1827 to 1844. Jeweller. Town Treasurer, 1842-3. Republican. Cong. d. in Lancaster, Jan. 10, 1892. Ch. b. in Lancaster.
10. MELVEN JAMES ALLEN, son of Dr. James, Jr., b. in Cincinnatus, N.Y., May 7, 1852, m. Ella D. Hanekes. He grad. from Amherst Coll., Class of 1879, and commenced the study of theology in 1879. He grad. from Andover Theological Seminary in 1882, and was ordained a Cong, minister in Ashby, Mass., Nov. 8, 1882. He has been located as a Cong, minister as follows: Ashby, Mass., 1882 to 1888; Holden, Mass., 1888 to 1890; L., July 1, 1891, to July 25, 1894; York, Me., since 1894. His literary work comprises articles published in the Andover, Mass., papers, and as editor of "The Open Door," Holden, Mass., a weekly paper devoted to the interests of Cong. churches in that vicinity, 1889-90. Prest. of Village Improvement Society, Hudson, Mass., 1889-90. Member Board of Education, Union District, L., 1892-3-4. No children.
1. AUSTIN ALLEN, son of Frank, b. in Monroe, May 12, 1863, m. Jan. 12, 1885, Saraphine, dau. of Alfred Hamel, b. in Berlin, Sept. 6, 1869, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1881. Glove-maker. Republican. Roman Catholic. Ch. b. in L.
1. MARK ALLISON, son of George, b. in St. Sylvester, P.Q, m. Jan. 24, 1865, Ann, dau. of William Hicks, b. in St. Sylvester, P.Q., April 25, 1848, has res. in L. since 1879, Episcopal. He d. in Canada, June, 1873. Farmer. Episcopal. Ch. b. in St. Sylvester, P.Q.
1. HERBERT MARSTON ANDREWS, son of Randall, b. in Enfield, Sept. 9, 1851, m. Nov. 16, 1887, Sara C. S. Hutchinson of Phila., who had been a missionary of the Presbyterian Board in India. He grad. from Kimball Union Academy in 1871, and Dart. Coll. in 1876, commenced the study of theology in the fall of 1876, and attended Union Theological Seminary in N.Y. City, where he grad. in 1879. He was ordained as deacon, May, 1880; as Episcopal priest, June 12, 1881, in N.Y. City. He worked as City Missionary three years during Seminary course in Olivet Chapel; fall of 1879, missionary of Church of Holy Trinity, N.Y. City; June, 1880, Assistant Rector of St. Ambrose Church, N.Y. City; June, 1881, Rector in charge of All Saints' Church in L.; fall of 1882, minister in charge of Cong. Church, Bethlehem; Jan. 1884, minister in charge of Cong. Church, Franklin; Sept. 1885, minister in charge of Cong. Church in Enfield, and Union Church, Enfield Centre, to Jan. 1, 1887. In 1889 he and his wife went to Lodiana, India, as missionaries.
2. IRVING BURTON ANDREWS, son of Benjamin F. Andrews, b. in Orange, Nov. 29, 1858, m. April, 1880, C. Ella Knowlton, b. Danbury, Nov. 21, 1859, dau. of James and Clarissa (Ford) Knowlton; she d. Nov. 23, 1883; he m. second, 1891, Lilla Davis, b. 1868, dau. of Geo. W. Davis of Canaan. He removed to L. 1898. Republican. Cong. Ch. by w. Ella.
Ch. by w. Lila, b. in Lisbon.
1. WILLIAM F. ANDRUS, son of H. S., b. in Craftsbury, Vt., May 11, 1857, m. Jan. 1, 1884, Alice May, dau. of Porter Baldwin Watson (See). b. in Salisbury, Feb. 17, 1858. He res. in L. from 1882 to 1891. Started "Littleton Courier" Dec. 4, 1889; sold to Courier Pub. Co., May 13, 1891. Is now publisher and proprietor of "Gorham Mountaineer." No children.
2. CHARLES W. ANDRUS, son of H. S., b. in Craftsbury, Vt., Oct. 21, 1861, m. Sept. 1, 1888, Cora E., dau. of Herbert J. Buck, b. in Alburgh, Vt. Dec. 30, 1869. He has res. in L. since 1885. Hotel clerk. Democrat. No children.
1. JOHN ANGIER, b. in Wethersfield, Vt., in 1785, m. Mary Mann, b. in Wethersfield, Vt., d. in Haverhill. He was a physician, res. in Haverhill and Chester, where he d. in 1836. Eight ch.
2. JAMES HARVEY ANGIER, son of John(1) b. in Wethersfield, Vt., Sept. 18, 1815, m. first, May 17, 1843, Cynthia Page Heath, b. in 1822, d. April 9, 1869, m. second, Nov. 2, 1870, Mina Corning. He res. in L. from 1848 to 1853. Hotel-keeper. Democrat. Deputy sheriff, 1849 to 1852 inc. Fire ward, 1849. Moderator, 1851-2. I.O.O.F., First N. G. of Ammonoosuc Lodge. Postmaster at Mentor, Ohio, under Prest. Garfield. Ch. by w. Cynthia.
1. ASA ANNIS, b. in Hopkinton, Feb. 1786, m. Jan. 10, 1811, Philena, dau. of Nathaniel Bidwell, b. in Lebanon, Nov. 1791, d. in L. May 4, 1857. He res. in L. from 1820 to 1858. Farmer. d, m. L. March 24, 1858. Ch.
2. AMASA S. ANNIS, son of Asa(1) b. in Bath, m. first, Dec. 20, 1837, Mary P. Goddard, b. 1810, Methodist, d. in L. June 21, 1855. m. second, Nov. 29, 1855, Mercy W. Cannon. He res. in L. from 1834 to 1863. Farmer. d. in Manchester about 1883.
3. ORANGE E. ANNIS, son of Asa(1), b. in Bath, May 23, 1812, m. first, Dec. 14, 1837, Lucinda, dau. of Jesse Wells, b. in Danville, Vt., in 1819, d. March 11, 1840. m. second, Nov. 22, 1840, Sarah Ann Clifford, b. in Danville, Vt., d. Feb. 1879. He res. in L. from 1834 to 1879. Farmer. d. in L. Aug. 21, 1879. b. in L.
4. ARTHUR ANNIS, son of John, b. in Durham, P.Q., Dec. 28, 1862, m. Feb. 28, 1890, Etta, dau. of Frank Carey, b. in Plymouth, March 8, 1870, Cong. He has res. in L. since 1893 Mill hand. Cong. Democrat. Ch.
1. NATHAN APPLEBEE came to L. in 1792, and res. here until he d., about 1812. He m. Catherine ---. She m. second, Ephraim McIntire, father of Reuben (See). Ch.
2. NATHAN APPLEBEE, son of Nathan(1) b. in L. June 29, 1792, m. first, about 1810, Emeline Bemis, m. second, May 25, 1829, Ruby, dau. of Stephen Farnum, b. in Lisbon, Aug. 6, 1797. Methodist d. in L. Nov. 22, 1887. He res. in L. all his life. Methodist. Farmer. Democrat. d. in L. Sept. 11, 1868. Ch. by w. Emeline, b. in L.
Ch. by w. Ruby, b. in L.
3. NATHAN APPLEBEE, son of Nathan(2), b. in L. Nov. 29, 1812, m. Feb. 23, 1837, Marilla, dau. of Titus Farr (See), b. in L. Aug. 21, 1814, d. in Plymouth, Aug. 21, 1887. He res. in L. all his life. Lumber manufr. Methodist. Democrat. d. in L. Nov. 18, 1880. Ch. b. in L
4. WARREN APPLEBEE, son of Nathan(2), b. in L. March 17, 1842, m. first, in 1861, Marcia C. Russell, m. second, in 1871, Georgia G. Bachelder. He was educated in L. common schools, St. Johnsbury, Vt., Academy, and Newbury, Vt., Seminary, and commenced the study of theology in 1861. He grad. from Boston University in 1878, and was ordained a Methodist Dea. in Keene, in 1866, by Bishop Simpson; Elder in 1868, by Bishop Ames. He has been located as follows: 1864, Stark and Milan; 1865-6, Jefferson; 1867-8, Groveton and Stratford; 1869-70, Loudon; 1871-2, Grafton; 1873-4, Alexandria; 1875-6-7, Boston University; 1878, Vassalboro, Me.; 1879-80, South Thomaston, Me.; 1881-2-3, Chatham, Mass.; 1884, Provincetown, Mass.; 1885, Southwest Harbor, Me. In 1886 he was located in Maine at his own request, where he remained until 1894, when he was readmitted by the Vt. Conference at its annual meeting in Bradford, Vt., and transferred to the Northwest Kas. Conference. In 1895 he was located at La Crosse, Kas.; in 1896 he was on the supernumerary list in Kas. and is now pastor at Coatesville, Ind. His only published work is a funeral address of A. B. Hoyt, M.D., of Gloucester, Mass. He was J.P. in N.H. in 1872; in Mass. in 1875. Supt. of Schools in Me. and N.H. A.F. and A.M. No children by birth; three adopted, two girls and a boy.
5. CHARLES HENRY APPLEBEE, son of Nathan(3), b. in L. Sept. 27, 1840, m. first, Aug. 22, 1862, Hattie L., dau. of Daniel Randall, b. in Lyndon, Vt., Feb. 9, 1842, d. in L. Aug. 5, 1873, Methodist, m. second, June 13, 1874, Mary, dau. of William Osgood, b. in Lebanon, Aug. 5, 1844, Methodist. He has res. in L. all his life, except five years. Blacksmith. Methodist. Republican. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. Em. Corn , 1887-8. Co. D, 13th N.H. Regt. Private. G.A.R. Ch. by w. Hattie, b. in Bethlehem.
Ch. by w. Mary, b. in L.