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.
MAGOON to MITCHELL
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. JOHN A. MAGOON, son of Steward, b. in Stanstead, P.Q., Oct. 10, 1844, m. March 16, 1865, Julia E., dau. of Leon Langmaid, b. in Stanstead, P.Q., Jan. 30, 1846. He was educated in the schools of Stanstead and Montreal, P.Q., and was ordained at Beebe Plain, Vt., Camp Meeting, June, 1878. He has been located as an Advent preacher in Coaticook, P.Q.; L., 1884 to 1893; Bristol, Vt. Most of his ministry has been devoted to mission work. Ch.
1. RICHARD MANN, b. in Cornwall, Eng., emigrated to America and settled in Plymouth, Mass., in 1645, m. Rebecca, dau. of Elder William Brewster of "Mayflower" fame.
2. RICHARD MANN, son of Richard(1), b. in Plymouth, Mass., Feb. 5, 1652, m. Elizabeth Southworth.
3. NATHANIEL MANN, son of Richard(2), b. in Scituate, Mass., Oct. 27, 1693, m. Mary Root. He res. in Hebron, Conn.
4. JOHN MANN, son of Nathaniel(3), b. in Scituate, Mass., Nov. 20, 1720, m. Margaret, sister of Rev. Samuel Peters, LL.D.
5. MATTHEW MANN, son of John(4), b. in Hebron, Conn., Dec. 20, 1741, m. Hannah Moody. He settled in Orford, about 1765, with his brother John. Matthew went to Newbury, Vt., before 1790. He d. in Orford in 1825.
6. SOLOMON MANN, son of Matthew(5), b. in Hebron, Conn., June 6, 1764, m. Abigail, dau. of Ephraim Bailey (See), b. in Newbury, Vt., Dec. 7, 1770, d. in Stillwater, N.Y., July 11, 1849. He res. in L. from 1794 to 1815. Lumber manufr. Cong. d. in Ballston Spa, N.Y., Aug. 22, 1820. Ch. b. in L.
7. GEORGE W. MANN, son of Samuel and grandson of Matthew(5), b. in Landaff, Feb. 20, 1821, m. first, April 13, 1843, Susan Marston, dau. of William Whitcher, b. in Benton, May 20, 1825, d. in Benton, Oct. 6, 1854, m. second, March 4, 1855, Sarah Towle, dau. of Gad Bisbee, b. in Haverhill, Jan. 6, 1825. He never res. in L., now res. in Benton. Democrat. Representative from Benton several years. Member Board of Agriculture. (Book of Biographies, Grafton Co., p. 169.) Ch. by w. Susan, b. in Benton.
Ch. by w. Sarah, b. in Benton.
8. HOSEA BALLOU MANN, son of George W.(7), b. in Benton, May 27, 1858, m. Oct. 6, 1886, Ida Emma, dau. of Josiah Mason Ladd (See), b. in L. June 16, 1860. He has res. in L. since 1886. Merchant. Democrat. No ch.
9. CHARLES EDWIN MANN, son of Charles Henry, b. in Claremont, Dec. 28, 1833, m. April 3, 1861, Maria Ann, dau. of James Gordon (See), b. in L. June 21, 1841. She has res. in L. from birth to 1860, and since 1881. Methodist. He never res. in L. Farmer. Republican. Ch.
1. HARMON MARCY, b. in Waterville, Vt., in 1817, m. June 16, 1850, Julia, dau. of Peter Paddleford (See), b. in Lyman (now Monroe), in 1826, d. in Shelbyville, Ill., in 1860. He res. in L. from 1841 to 1852. Millwright and bridge builder. I.O.O.F. No ch.
1. JACOB MARKLEY, b. in Eng., April, 1800. m. Elizabeth S., dau. of William Cade, b. in Eng., Aug. 1796. She res. in L. since 1854. She d. April 17, 1898. Centenarian. He res. in L. from 1854 until he d., Sept. 12, 1887. Farmer. Ch.
2. HENRY THOMAS MARKLEY, son of Jacob(1), b. in Pittsburg, May 17, 1846, m. Sept. 7, 1870, Helen J., dau. of Carter Jackman, b. in Lisbon, Sept. 7, 1848. He has res. in L. since 1867. Farmer. Republican. Ch.
L JOHN MARSH, b. in East Haddam, Conn., came to N.H. prior to 1800, and settled in Campton, m. Mehitable, dau. of Dr. Percival, of East Haddam, Conn. He was a farmer and had eleven ch.
2. SYLVESTER MARSH, son of John(1), b. in Campton, Sept. 30, 1803, m. first, April 4, 1844, Charlotte D., dau. of James Bates, b. in Mooson, Mass., in 1814, d. in Chicago, Ill., Aug. 1850, m. second, March 25, 1855, Cornelia, dau. of Lumas T. Hoyt, b. in St. Albans, Vt., June 27, 1826, Cong. res. in Winchester, Mass. He went to Boston when twenty years old, and from there to Ashtabula, Ohio, where he engaged in the beef and pork business. In 1833 he moved to Chicago, Ill., then a town of three hundred inhabitants, where he engaged in the same business and was very successful. In 1855 he moved to Jamaica Plains, Mass., where he res. until 1860. He then returned to Chicago, Ill., and remained until 1863, then went to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he res. one year. In 1864 he moved to L. to develop plans he had formed for the building of a railroad to the summit of Mt. Washington, which he successfully accomplished. In 1879 he moved to Concord, where He d., Dec. 30, 1884. Cong. Member Board of Education, Union District, 1872-3-4. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. (L. Cen., pp. 26970-71. Granite Monthly, Vol. 8, 127.) Ch. by w. Charlotte, b. in Chicago, Ill.
Ch. by w. Cornelia.
3. RALPH MARSH, son of Ralph, b. in Canada, Nov. 15, 1865, m. Nov. 20, 1889, Georgeanna, dau. of George O. W. Hatch (See), b. in L. Nov. 8, 1873. He has res. in L. since 1883. Laborer. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
1. GEORGE FRANKLIN MARTIN, son of John, b. in Lyman, May 16, 1848, m. Sept. 26, 1873, Julia A., dau. of Gideon D. Huntoon, b. in L. Oct. 17, 1854, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1884. Stonemason. Methodist. Republican. United Order Golden Cross. Ch. b. in Lyman.
1. WILLIAM MARTINEAU, son of \Valium, b. in Canada, Oct. 7, 1846, m. May 21, 1870, Sophia, dau. of William Sealey, b. in Canada, May 21, 1851, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1870. Glover. Roman Catholic. Republican. Co. D, 17th U.S. Inf. Private. G.A.R. Ch.
1. JOSHUA MASON, son of Eliphalet, b. March 7, 1806, m. first, Feb. 11, 1829, Roxev Quint, b. in Orford, d. in Lyman, Nov. 21, 1831, m. second, Jan. 1, 1833, Lydia Garland, b. in Jefferson, Dec. 19, 1812, d. in Lyman, March 15, 1871. He res. in L. from 1829 to 1837 and 1854-5. Farmer and lumber manufr. Democrat. Capt. 11th Co:, 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, 1835. d. in L. Sept. 1871. Ch. by w. Lydia, b. in Lyman.
2. ELIPHALET MASON, son of Joshua(1), b. in Lyman, Aug. 4, 1845, m. July 3, 1861, Amanda C., dau. of Jonathan Burt, b. in Lyman. March 28, 1850. He res. in L. from Nov. 1894 until fall of 1895. Farmer. Democrat. Ch.
1. JOSEPH MASSEY, son of Louis, b. in Canada, July 4, 1859, m. Feb. 25, 1883, Josephine, dau. of Edward Grant, b. in Canada, Jan. 15, 1865, Roman Catholic. He has. res. in L. since 1880. Glover. Roman Catholic. Ch. b. in L.
1. CHARLES McCARTHY, son of Michael, b. in Hanover, Sept. 25, 1864, m. Jan. 1, 1890, Eunice J., dau. of Franklin R. Glover (See), b. in L. Aug. 11, 1862, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1884. Barber. Democrat. I.O.O.F. K.P. Ch. b. in L.
1. CHARLES McCARTY, son of John, b. in Ireland, June 22, 1824, m. Sept. 1865, Bridget Divine, b. in Ireland about 1838, Roman Catholic. He res. in L. from 1865 until he d., Aug. 16, 1894. Roman Catholic. Democrat. Co. G, 3d Vt. Inf. Corp. G.A.R. Ch.
1. NATHAN McCOY, son of Nathan, b. in Goffstown, March 30, 1813, m. first, Nov. 3, 1835, Olive, dau. of Jeremiah Gilman, b. in Thornton, d. in Thornton, in 1846, m. second, March 15, 1847, Mary Ann, dau. of Seth Noble Cilley, b. in Weare, Jan. 31, 1817, d. in Weare, July 9, 1887. He res. in L. from 1854 to 1866. Merchant. d. in Weare, Dec. 1, 1886. Ch. by w. Olive, b. in Thornton.
Ch. by w. Mary, b. in Thornton.
iv. JAMES NOBLE, b. Dec. 11. 1848, m. first, Dec. 1, 1868. Alice C. Andruss, m. second, Dec. 1, 1873, Alice F. Edmunds. Lumber manufr. res. Plymouth.
2. CHARLES MAITLAND McCoy, son of Nathan, b. in Thornton, Nov. 15, 1833, m. Jan. 24, 1869, Mattie P., dau. of Nelson B. Cook, b. in Moultonboro', Nov. 20, 1845, Unitarian. He res. in L. from 1866 until he d., Oct. 26, 1890. Real estate owner. Democrat. No ch.
1. AMASA McDONALD, son of Alexander, b. in Peacham, Vt., July 22, 1813, m. Jan. 22, 1838, Pamelia, dau. of Benjamin Sawyer, b. in Danville, Vt., Aug. 5, 1819. He res. in L. from 1884 until he d., March 18, 1887. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. b. in Danville, Vt.
1. GEORGE WILBER McGREGOR, son of Willard A., b. in Bethlehem, June 15, 1853, m. Feb. 24, 1880, Ella Augusta, dau. of Stephen Eaton, b. in Franconia, Oct. 14, 1858. He was educated in Tilton and New Hampton schools, and grad. from Dart. Medical Coll., in 1878. He commenced the practice of medicine (regular school), in Lunenburg, Vt., in 1878. In Aug. 1880, he moved to L. where he now res. He is a member of the White Mt. Medical Society, and was Prest. in 1889. Member of N.H. Med. Society. Democrat. Moderator, 1895-6. Board of Health, 1883-4-5-6-9-91. Board Education Union Dist. since 1898. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Coin. No ch.
1. HUGH McGRORAY, son of Patrick, b. in Quebec, May 1, 1849, m. March 3, 1885, Mary Ann, dau. of James Conners, b. in Canada, Dec. 24, 1860, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1883. Blacksmith. Roman Catholic. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
1. OBEDIAH McINTIRE, by tradition an emigrant from Scotland, settled in the western part of Oxford, Mass., now Charlton. At the organization of the district of Charlton 1755, and previous to the annexation of the Gore, 14 of the 51 residents bore the name of McIntire. He was a member of the first board of selectmen, 1755.
2. EPHRAIM McINTIRE, son of Obediah(1), m. in Charlton, June 24, 1777, Mary Ward. He came to this town early in the century. The death of his wife is not recorded. He m. second, Mrs. Catherine Applebee, widow of Nathan Applebee (See). He d. in L. 1832.
3. REUBEN McINTIRE, son of Ephraim(2), b. in Charlton, Mass., Aug. 23, 1792, m. in 1815, Anna, dau. of James Forbush, b. in Northampton, Mass., April 17, 1797, d. in L. Nov. 27, 1848. He res. in L. from 1848 until he d., July 24, 1854. Farmer. Free Baptist. Democrat. Ch. b. in Lisbon.
4. WARREN MCINTIRE, son of Reuben(8), b. in Lisbon, Jan. 27, 1820, m. first, Dec. 2, 1853, Persis Althea, dau. of Timothy Hurd (See), b. in Lyman, Feb. 17, 1832, d. in L. Dec. 6, 1866, Cong, m. second, Nov. 4, 1868, Jane, dau. of John P. Carr, b. in Waterford, Vt., d. in L. Dec. 1869, m. third, March, 1870, Mary, dal]. of William Hicks, b. in St. Sylvester, P.Q., Feb. 28, 1848, Cong. He has res. in L. since 1848. Farmer. Unitarian. Prohibition. Town School Board, 1886-7. Ch. by w. Persis.
Ch. by w, Jane.
Ch. by w. Mary.
5. ALEXANDER McINTIRE, son of Reuben(3), b. in Lisbon, May 28, 1822, m. Oct. 23, 1850, Mary Walker, dau. of Ezra Bliss Elkins (See), b. in Lisbon, Sept. 26, 1833. He res. in L. from 1842 until he d., Feb. 3, 1898. Farmer. Democrat. Representative, 1853-4. Selectman, 1875-6. Member Board of Education, Union District, 1875 to 1883 inc. J.P. State. Lieut. 5th Co., 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, May, 1849. Capt. 1st Co. of Riflemen, 1851-2. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. No ch.
6. RICHARD ELY McINTIRE, son of Reuben(3), b. in Lisbon, May 30, 1833, m. Dec. 25, 1869, Ellen Maria, widow of Capt. Marshal Sanders (See), and dau. of Josephus Parcher, b. in Bethlehem, Feb. 29, 1840. He has res. in L. since 1848, except a few years. Farmer. Democrat. A.F. and A.M. No ch.
7. HARRY HIBBARD McINTIRE, son of Warren(4), b. in L. April 23, 1856, m. Nov. 30, 1880, Caroline Emily, dau. of Charles Shaw Cahoon, b. in Lyndon, Vt., Oct. 5, 1859. He res. in L. from 1856 to 1882. Grad. St. Johnsbury Academy, 1874; Dart. Coll., 1879. Principal L. High School, 1880-1. Broker. Ch. b. in Minneapolis, Minn.
8. HARVEY EDWIN McINTIRE, son of Warren(4), b. in Lyman, Sept. 1, 1857, m. Nov. 25, 1890, Florence Chubbuck. He was educated in the schools of L., and attended Dart. Coll. one year. He studied medicine in the University of Vt. and Bellevue Hospital Med. Coll., N.Y., grad. from the latter March 19, 1884. He took a post-grad. course in N.Y. during the winter of 1886 and 7, and a course in surgery in London, Eng., during the winter of 1884 and 5. He has practised in North Haverhill one and a half years; Middletown, Ct., two and a half years; Hudson, Wis., since 1888. He belongs to the White Mountain Medical Society, Inter-county Medical Society of Minn. and Wis., Wis. State Medical Society. Ch.
1. GEORGE ASBURY McLAUGHLIN, son of Rev. John, b. in Nashua, Oct. 13, 1851, m. Oct. 27, 1875, May E. Henshaw, of Middletown, Conn. He fitted for Coll. in Exeter and N.H. Conference Seminary, Tilton, and grad. from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1873. In 1875 he served as an active member of the Board of State Canvassers of the Y.M.C.A., and then took charge of the Methodist church in Franklin Falls, where he remained two years, 1875-6. He was ordained Deacon in 1877 by Bishop Peck, in Dover, and Elder in 1879 by Bishop Foster, in Plymouth. From Franklin he was located as follows: Whitefield, 1877-8; L., 1879-80-81; Haverhill, Mass. (Wesley Church), 1882-3-4; Laconia, 1885-6-7; Exeter, 1888-9-90; Supernumerary (Evanston, Ill.), since 1891. He is editor-in-chief of the "Christian Witness," Chicago, Ill. His published works are the books "Inbred Sin," "Wesley Birthday Book," "Commentary on Luke," "Commentary on John." Superintendent of Schools, Whitefield. A.F. and A.M. I.O.O.F. Two daughters.
1. ANGUS McLOUD, son of Angus, b. in Canada, Oct. 25, 1856, m. Oct. 25, 1881, Katie L., dau. of Alexander Morrison, b. in Canada, Nov. 16, 1862. He has res. in L. since 1875. Glover. Democrat. Ch.
1. NEIL McMILLEN, son of Malcom, b. in Canada, Feb. 9, 1847, m. June 27, 1876, Maria, dau. of Joseph McCutcheon, b. in Canada, Feb. 13, 1855. Cong. He has res. in L. since 1883. Farmer. Republican. Ch.
1. PETER McPHERSON, son of John, b. in Prince Edward's Island in 1855, m. Aug. 25, 1877, Margaret, dau. of John Welch, b. in Quebec, Dec. 4, 1850, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1876. Laborer. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
1. RODERICK McRAE, son of Donald, b. in Prince Edward's Island in 1844, m. Aug. 9, 1872, Bella, dau. of Evander McIver, b. in Scotland, April 25, 1844, Cong. He has res. in L. since 1889. Laborer. Ch.
1. NATHANIEL MERRILL, b. in England, settled in Newbury, Mass., about 1640. He m. Susanna Wilterton, a sister of Gregory Wilterton, an original proprietor of Hartford, Conn. He d. March 16, 1654/5. Widow Susanna m. second, Stephen Jordan. John Merrill, an early settler or Newbury, was a brother of Nathaniel. Six ch.
2. NATHANIEL MERRILL, son of Nathaniel(1), b. about 1638, m. Oct. 15, 1661, Joanna Kinney. He lived in Newbury, Mass., where he subscribed the oath of allegiance 1668. He d. Jan. 1, 1682/3. She d. Feb. 8, 1718.
3. NATHANIEL MERRILL, son of Nathaniel(2), b. in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 8, 1664/5, m. Rebecca Brown, who d. Dec. 9, 1689, m. second, 1691, Sarah Woodman, b. July 18, 1665, dau. of Edward and Mary (Goodridge) Woodman of Newbury, Mass. He inherited land in Haverhill, Mass., and removed to that town, 1698. He lived on Scotland Hill, in the west parish of Haverhill, where he d., July 4, 1738. Eleven or twelve ch.
4. SAMUEL MERRILL, son of Nathaniel(3), b. in Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 2 or 4, 1702, m. May 21, 1732, Ruth Eaton, dau. of Jonathan and Ruth Eaton of Haverhill, Mass. He d. April 25, 1742. Four ch.
5. SAMUEL MERRILL, son of Samuel(4), b. in Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 7, 1737, m. Oct. 25, 1759, Abigail Eaton, b. Aug. 8, 1730, dau. of Samuel and Mehitable (Harriman) Eaton of Plaistow, N.H. He was a soldier in the Revolution and a captain in the campaign against Burgoyne, 1777. He d. in Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 29, 1801. Nine sons.
6. JOHN HANCOCK MERRILL, son of Samuel(5), b. in Haverhill, Mass., March 24, 1775, m. Nov. 4, 1801, Elizabeth Carlton, b. in Methuen, Mass., March 15, 1775. He res. in Pembroke, where he d., Oct. 21, 1826. Merchant.
7. JOHN MERRILL, son of John Hancock(6), b. in Pembroke, Sept. 13, 1808, m. Nov. 20, 1834, Hannah Dewey, dau. of Cyrus Allen, b. in Haverhill, April 13, 1811, Cong. He res. in L. from June, 1832, until he d., May 31, 1885. Cabinet-maker. Cong. Deacon, 1843, until he d. Republican. Selectman, 1839. Ch. b. in L.
8. HENRY MERRILL, son of John(7), b. in L. Aug. 9, 1837, m. Dec. 4, 1884, Carrie Adelia, dau. of Charles White Brackett (See), b. in L. Feb. 5, 1853, Cong. He has res. in L. all his life. Carriage manufr. Republican. Representative, 1895-6. Member Board of Education, Union District, 1894-5-6-7. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch. b. in L.
9. RICHARD MERRILL, son of John(7), b. in L. March 11, 1850. Educated in public schools of L. res., unm., in Spokane, Wash.
10. JOHN MERRILL, son of Nathaniel(2), b. Feb. 16, 1662/3, m. Lucy Webster, b. Dec. 15, 1664, dau. of John and Ann (Batt) Webster. Lived in Newbury, and after 1700 in Haverhill, Mass., where he d., 1705. Nine ch.
11. JOHN MERRILL, son of John(10), b. April 2, 1696, m. Lydia Haynes. He was one of the grantees of Concord by the Massachusetts charter. He removed from West Parish, Haverhill, Mass., to Concord, where he conducted a Merrimac River ferry. Deacon after 1730, and a prominent citizen.
12. NATHANIEL MERRILL, son of Dea. John(11), b. in Concord, Nov. 4, 1738, m. Ann Walker, and settled in Brownfield, Me.
13. SAMUEL MERRILL, son of Nathaniel(12), b. Dec. 19, 1780, m. Phebe Goodnow; m. second, Dorcas H. Eastman. Lived in Brownfield, Me., Conway, and later in Bartlett, where he d., 1824.
14. LEWIS LOVEJOY MERRILL, son of Samuel(13), b. in Conway, Sept. 1805, m. Dec. 25, 1831, Erneline H., dau. of John Cobleigh(2) (See), b. in L. Sept. 20, 1812, d. in L. June 11, 1866, Cong. He res. in L. from 1831 until he d., April 25, 1870. Blacksmith. Cong. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
15. JAMES WALKER MERRILL, son of Samuel(13), b. in Conway, May 7, 1817, m. Feb. 20, 1844, Grace, dau. of Stephen Whiting, b. in Lisbon, July 28, 1825. He has res. in L. since 1838. Farmer. Democrat. Co. I, N.H.H. Art. Private. G.A.R. Ch. b. in L.
16. FRED HUBERT MERRILL, son of James Walker(15), b. in L. May 23, 1868, m. Aug. 15, 1895, Cassie May, dau. of Henry D. Bishop (See), b. in Lisbon, July 10, 1876, Free Baptist. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Ch.
17. JOHN BADGER MERRILL, son of Philip D., b. in Atkinson, May 4, 1846, m. June 12, 1869, Sarah Alzena, dau. of Charles Merrill, b. in Methuen, Mass., July, 1848, d. in L. Jan. 14, 1897, Free Baptist. He was educated in Atkinson Academy, and was ordained as a Free Baptist clergyman in Kingston, May, 1869. He has been located as pastor in South Kingston, 1886 to 70; Candia, 1871 to 3; Newfield, Me., 1873 to 5; Hampton, 1885 to 8; Epsom, 1888 to 1891; L., from 1891 to 1899. He now res. at Amesbury, Mass. He was engaged in evangelistic work in Me., from 1875 to 83. He was Assistant P.M. in Atkinson from 1860 to 65; P.M. Old Orchard, Me., 1880 to 84. Prohibition. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. I.O.O.F. Ch.
18. GEORGE HIBBARD MERRILL, son of Edson E., b. in Landaff, Jan. 10, 1848, m. Nov. 1872, Nellie Maria, dau. of Joshua Perkins Morse (See), b. in Easton, June 30, 1852, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1877. Machinist and repairer. Democrat. I.O.O.F. Ch.
19. FLETCHER DUNBAR MERRILL, SOD of Jeremiah, b. in Landaff, May 5, 1848, m. April 8, 1870, Elizabeth Diantha, dau. of Gideon D. Huntoon, b. in L. Dec. 8, 1854, Cong. He has res. in L. since 1887. Painter. Democrat. Cong. Ch.
The name is spelled in various ways, the most common being: Meserve, Messerve, Meservey, Messervey. It was originally pronounced Mes-ser-vy. The family is of French-Huguenot extraction, and settled in the Isle of Jersey.
1. CLEMENT MESERVE, the ancester of the Meserves in this country, came from the Isle of Jersey, and res. in Portsmouth with his family as early as 1670. Taxed there 1673, and subscribed to oath of allegiance 1685. He m. Elizabeth ----. Probably six ch. He d. before 1721.
2. DANIEL MESERVE, son of Clement(1), m. Deborah Otis. He had a grant of land from Dover in 1701. In 1725 he purchased 30 acres of land of the Starbirds in that part of Dover near Madbury. Seven ch. He d. before Jan. 30, 1756.
3. DANIEL MESERVE, son of Daniel(2), m. Abigail ----. Six ch., Jonathan(4) being the fourth. He d. before Nov. 6, 1783.
4. JONATHAN MESERVE, son of Daniel(3), b. in Dover, March 4, 1738, m. Mary Davis. He was a Capt. in the British army in Colonial times. When the Rev. War commenced he revolted and joined the patriots, for which he was persecuted by the Tories. He res. in Madbury, Chairman of Board of Selectmen, and expended most of his means and energy for the cause. He was a cousin of George, the stamp officer, and in a conversation with him, in which he expressed indignation at the act, George said, "If the Colonies do not swallow it, a standing army will be sent, and they will be obliged to." Jonathan replied, "Cousin George, we will choke at it." The close of the war left him without means, and with other members of the family he emigrated to the wilderness of Jackson in 1790, and bought the south half of Gridley's Location, paying for it with an old sloop, their only remaining property. Seven ch.
5. JONATHAN MESERVE, son of Jonathan(4), b. March 2, 1772, m. March 31, 1797, Alice, dau. of John Pendexter, b. Aug. 28, 1776, d. in Jackson, April 19, 1872. He res. in Jackson nearly all his life, where he d., Sept. 2, 1849. Col. in militia.
6. GEORGE PENDEXTER MESERVE, son of Jonathan(5), b. in Jackson, April 11, 1798, m. Harriet, dau. of Richard Eastman, b. April 19, 1803, d. in Jackson, April 19, 1893. He filled the various grades in militia times, and was Maj.-Gen. of the militia when 26 years old. Sheriff of Coos Co., and first Rep. sent alone from Jackson. Surveyor, and one of the original owners of Thompson & Meserve's purchase. d. in Jackson, Sept. 19, 1884. Nine ch.
7. HATTIE DOUGLAS MESERVE, dau. of George Pendexter(6), m. George Clarence Furber (See).
1. MICHAEL METCALF, son of Rev. Leonard Metcalf, of Norwich, Eng., b. 1585; with his wife and nine children came to America, 1637, and was admitted freeman at Dedham, Mass., July 14 of that year. He d. Dec. 24, 1664.
2. MICHAEL METCALF, son of Michael(1), b. Aug. 20, 1620, came with the family, 1637, and settled at Dedham. He m. April 12, 1644, Mary Fairbank, dau. of John Fairbank, Sr. He d. May 27, 1654.
3. ELEAZER METCALF, son of Michael(2), b. in Dedham, March 2, 1653, m. April 9, 1684, Meletiah Fisher, dau. of Samuel Fisher of Dedham. He lived in Wrentham, Mass., where he d., Aug. 17, 1742. They had eight ch.
4. MICHAEL METCALF, son of Eleazer(3), b. Jan. 25, 1687, m. Dec. 23, 1712, Abia Colburn, b. Sept. 27, 1694, dau. of Samuel and Mercy Colburn, of Dedham. He lived in a part of Wrentham subsequently included in Franklin. He d. Aug. 17, 1742.
5. SAMUEL METCALF, son of Michael(4), lived in Wrentham, and by a change in town lines in Franklin. He was a lieutenant in the Revolution. He m. Lois Kingsbury, dau. of Stephen and Silas Partridge Kingsbury, of Franklin. Late in life he removed with his sons to Croydon, N.H.
6. OBED METCALF, son of Samuel(5), b. in Franklin, Mass., about 1760, was taxed in Framingham for the year 1787, during that or the following year he removed to Croydon. He was a soldier in the Revolution. He m. Feb. 4, 1790, Abigail Park, b. 1763, dau. of Gideon and Hannah (Fuller) Park.
7. JOSEPH PARK METCALF, son of Obed(6), b. in Croydon, Nov. 24, 1798, m. April 21, 1840, Lucy Gould, of Newport. He removed to Acworth, where he d., Dec. 17, 1868.
8. HENRY H. METCALF, son of Joseph P.(7), b. in Newport, April 7, 1841, m. Dec. 18, 1869, Mary J., dau. of William Jackson (See), b. in Barnet, Vt., July 14, 1844. He res. in L. in 1867 and 8, and from 1872 to 4. Member Board of Education, Union District, 1873. He received a common school and academic education, and grad. from the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Law School in 1865; studied with Hon. Edmund Burke of Newport, and was admitted to the Bar of Sullivan Co. at the Sept. term, 1866. He continued with Mr. Burke until the following year, when Chester E. Carey founded the "White Mountain Republic," now merged in the "Republic Journal" of this town. Mr. Metcalf was engaged as editor, and labored zealously for about a year in building up that paper. In 1868 be went to Concord and became editor of the "People and Patriot." In 1872 he purchased the "Republic" of Mr. Carey, and was sole proprietor until April 30, 1874, when he sold to George C. Furber. He then established the Dover "Press," which he conducted several years. Since then he has been engaged a large portion of the time in editorial work on the "People and Patriot" and "Manchester Union." The "Granite Monthly Magazine" was owned by him and successfully managed several years. Lecturer State Grange Patrons of Husbandry. President Democratic State Convention, 1900. (L. Cen., pp. 116-17, note.) Ch.
1. DANIEL McMILLEN, b. about 1738, res. in New Boston. He was a soldier in the Revolution, and was with the army at West Point at the time Arnold deserted and Major Andre was arrested and executed. He m. his cousin, Mary McMillen, dau. of John McMillen, of New Boston. Of his ten children, Ananias lived a few years in this town, John lived in Washington, Sally m. Ziba Wright (See), and David is named in the following register. Since the first decade of the century the family has written the name Millen.
2. DAVID MILLEN, b. in New Boston, 1781, came to this town about 1800. He m. Jan. 5, 1804, Melinda Worden, b. in Chesterfield, 1783, dau. of Nathan Worden. Farmer. He d. L. Oct. 6, 1825. She d. March 26, 1833. Ch. b. in L.
3. DAVID MILLEN, son of David(2), b. in L. April 30, 1806, m. Dec. 9, 1830, Jane A., dau. of Jared Aldrich(6) (See), b. in Lisbon, June 22, 1810, d. in L. Dec. 13, 1891, Methodist. He res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Methodist. Democrat. d. in L. Jan. 25, 1893. Ch. b. in L.
4. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON MILLEN, son of David(2), b. in L. Nov. 29, 1813. m. Dec. 23, 1842, Betsey Crooks, dau. of Simeon Dodge(1) (See), b. in L. Jan. 20, 1820, Cong. He res. in L. until he d., Dec. 4, 1898. Mechanic and farmer. Cong. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
5. HIRAM HOLLON MILLEN, son of David(3), b. in L. March 20, 1839. m. first, Feb. 20, 1862, Laura Ann, dau. of Charles Closson (See), b. in Burke, Vt., Dec. 10, 1833, d. in L. Nov. 9, 1890, Methodist, m. second, Dec. 14, 1893, Josie, dau. of Albert Carpenter (See), b. in L. Jan. 17, 1858. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. by w. Laura, b. in L.
6. CHARLES WATSON MILLEN, son of David(3), b. in L. April 21, 1844, m. March 26, 1868, Clara Adelaide, dau. of Ebenezer E. Bailey, b. in Claremont, Nov. 4, 1847. He res. in L. from birth to 1864. He was educated in the district schools of L., the Vt. Conference Seminary; commenced the study of theology in Sept. 1864, in the Methodist General Biblical Institute at Concord, from which he grad. in June, 1867. He was ordained Deacon in the Methodist church in 1867, and Elder in 1869. His pastorates were: Laconia, 1866 to 7; Exeter, 1867; Claremont, 1867 to 8; Newport, 1868 to 70; Tilton, 1870 to 2; Dover, 1872 to 4; Suncook, 1874 to 5; Haverhill, Mass., 1875 to 7. In 1877 he was transferred to the N.Y. East Conference, and was pastor in Brooklyn and Southampton, L.I., for many years. From Dec. 1, 1884 to April 1, 1885, he supplied the Cong. pulpit in L. Since 1887 he has been a merchant in Alexandria, Va. His published works comprise a large number of sermons and addresses, and a hook entitled "Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver," pub. by the Methodist Pub. House, N.Y. In 1873-4-5 he was editor of the "Prohibition Herald," and in 1881 was for some months associate editor of "The Missionary Tidings." He was a member of the Board of Directors, and Secretary of the N.H. Orphans' Home, from its organization until 1877. Ch.
1. ANDERSON MILLER, son of David, b. in Ryegate, Vt., June 28, 1826, m. Jan. 23, 1850, Amanda S., dau. of Kimball Page, b. in Ryegate, Vt., May 8, 1826, d. in L. Jan. 24, 1881. He res. in L. from 1853 until he d., June 5, 1894. Millwright. Democrat. A.F. and A.M. No ch.
2. JOHN A. MILLER, son of John A., and nephew of Anderson(1) b. in Newbury, Vt., Dec. 28, 1845, m. July 4, 1878, Elizabeth, dau. of John Salmon, b. in Glover, Vt., Aug. 21, 1853, Presbyterian. He has res. in L. since 1893. Carpenter. Democrat. Co. K, 57th Mass. Inf. Private. G.A.R. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. St. Gerard Com., K.T. No ch.
1. CHARLES EDWARD MILLIKEN, son of Cyrus and Mary (Smith) Milliken, b. in Fitzwilliam, Feb. 5, 1830, m. first, June 18, 1861, Sarah Woodbury, dau. of Jesse Duncklee, b. in Manchester, Aug. 20, 1838, d. in L. Dec. 3, 1875, Cong, m. second, July 9, 1877, Mary Frances, dau. of Henry C. Redington (See), b. in L. Dec. 1, 1852, d. in Maynard, Mass., Jan. 12, 1882, Cong, m.third, Aug. 20, 1888, Ellen Augusta, dau. of Allen Folger, b. in Gardner, Mass., July 1, 1851, d. in Swanzey, Feb. 12, 1893, Cong. He res. in L. from 1860 to 1879. He was educated in Kimball Union Academy, Dart. Coll. 1857, and Andover Theological Seminary, from which he grad. 1860. He was ordained a Cong, minister in L. Sept. 28, 1860, and served as pastor of the Cong. church of L. from that date to Dec. 31, 1878. His subsequent pastorates were: Maynard, Mass., 1879 to 82; Penacook, 1884 to 91; Swanzey, 1891 until he d., June 16, 1896. Republican. Prest. Board of Education, Union District, 1868 to 74 inc., and member to 77 inc. Ch. by w. Sarah, b. in L.
Ch. by w. Mary.
1. ABRAHAM MILLS, b. in Canada in 1818. pub. Nov. 20, 1849, Abigail, dau. of Amos Hubbard (See), b. in L. Aug. 4, 1817, d. in L. Aug. 23, 1887. He res. in L. from 1841 until he d., Jan. 3, 1889. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
2. GEORGE MILLS, son of Hamilton A., b. in Fitchburg, Mass., July 13, 1867, m. Sept. 23, 1889, Carrie Susan, dau. of George W. Morse (See), b. in L. May 4, 1872, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1879. Laborer. Democrat. No ch.
1. BURTON MINARD, son of Louis and Jane (Sanders), b. in Harmony, N.S., June 21, 1844, m. first, Oct. 5, 1876, Emma Jane, dau. of Gilman K. Morrison (See), b. in Bethlehem, Sept. 1, 1850, d. in Bethlehem, Nov. 13, 1879, m. second, Dec. 29, 1881. Emma E., dau. of George Milbury, b. in Wicklow, N.B., Dec. 31, 1852. He res. in L. from Dec. 27, 1873, to July 2, 1874, and from May 1, 1878, to Oct. 30, 1879. He studied three years in New Hampton Institution, and commenced a two years' course in Bates Coll. He grad. from Bates Theological Seminary in 1883. He was licensed to preach as a Free Baptist minister by Rev. J. McLeod, pastor of the church in Fredericton, N.B., Oct. 30, 1866, by the Yarmouth and Shelhurn Quarterly Meeting at Tusket Village, N.S., Ang. 17, 1867, and was ordained in Harmony, his native place, Oct. 3, 1868. His first pastorate was Canning, N.S. While studying he supplied several churches in N.H. and Me., and afterwards held pastorates in Littleton, South Boston, Mass., Halifax, N.S., Gardiner, and Houlton, Me. He now res. in Lewiston, Me., and is engaged in evangelistic work. (Free Baptist Cyclopedia, p. 411.) Ch. by w. Emma Jane.
Ch. by w. Emma E.
1. THOMAS MINER, b. in Stonington, Conn., Jan. 14, 1735, m. in Stonington, Feb. 10, 1757, Desire Dennison, dau. of Avery Dennison. He lived a few years in Groton, Conn., and settled in Woodstock, Vt., 1772; and two years later removed to Maidstone, Vt. On account of Indian alarms, he removed for safety to Haverhill in 1776 and settled in this town in 1786. While at Haverhill, in 1776, he served as a scout, and his report appears in N.H. State Papers, Vol. XVII., p. 69. He was in service in Capt. Josiah Russell's Co. of Rangers from Oct. 12 to Dec. 1, 1776, and in Col. Jonathan Chase's regiment in 1777. He was a selectman, 1788-9, moderator, 1788 and 1792. Farmer. Federalist. He removed from town 1805, and d. in Lyman, May 13, 1810. Ch.
2. THOMAS MINER, son of Thomas(1), m. in Lancaster, March 11, 1795, Abigail Page. He res. in L. from 1794 to 1802. Ch. b. in L.
3. ISAAC MINER, son of Thomas(1), b. in Conn., June 17, 1764, m. Feb. 14, 1788, Mary, dau of Simeon Avery, b. in Groton, Conn., Nov. 10, 1764, d. in Whitefield, April 27, 1843. He res. in L. from 1793 to 1828. Farmer. Cong. Rev. soldier, probably in Mass. or Conn. regt. He was employed in guarding cattle, to keep them away from the Tories. d. in Whitefield, July 11, 1847. Ch.
4. ELISHA PERKINS MINER, son of Isaac(3), b. in L. Jan. 28, 1793, m. Eliza Berry, b. Feb. 1800, d. in L. Sept. 20, 1873, Cong. He res. in L. from 1793 until he d., Nov. 6, 1873. Carpenter. Cong. Ch. b. in L.
5. SILAS AVERY MINER, son of Elisha Perkins(4), b. in L. July 12, 1822, m. Oct. 11, 1843, Sophia Jane, dau. of Benjamin Dailey, b. in Lisbon, July 13, 1826. She d. Feb. 20, 1900. He has res. in L. from birth to 1875, and since 1881. Carpenter. Republican. Ch.
6. SALMON G. MINER, m. first, Sept. 10, 1839. Sarah, dau. of Amasa Wheelock (See), b. in L. Oct. 30, 1818, d. in L. July 28, 1895, m. second, April 7, 1847, Phebe, dau. of Peter Paddleford (See), b. in Lyman, in 1824, d. in Chicago, Ill., Aug. 1866. He res. in L. from 1842 to 1851. Hatter. Fire ward, 1849. (History of Sanbornton, p. 843. L. Cen., p. 238.) Ch. by w. Sarah.
1. JOHN MITCHELL, b. in Millstreet, Ireland, June 6, 1824, m. Honora Dougherty, b. in Killarney, Ireland, 1824, dau. of Timothy Dougherty. At a season of unrest and discontent in his native land, John Mitchell and his young wife were among the many who emigrated from Ireland to America during the last decade of the half-century. With the assimilative characteristics of his race he successfully adapted himself to the helpful conditions of his new environments. He settled in Vermont, and during the last thirty years of an active life he lived in Salem, now Derby, Vt. At once he became a resident and a citizen. He was a man of direct methods, good judgment, and unimpeachable integrity. He was frequently elected to town office, and upon several occasions he was the candidate of his party for the Assembly. He d. April 28, 1897. Democrat. Roman Catholic. Ch.
2. JOHN M. MITCHELL, son of John(1), b. in Plymouth, July 6, 1849, m. Nov. 19, 1874, Julia Charlotte, dau. of Peter P. Lonergan, b. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., June 7, 1854, Roman Catholic. He res. in L. from 1870 to 1881. He was educated in the common and select schools of Northern Vt. and Derby, Vt., Academy, and studied law with Edwards & Dickerman, Derby, Vt., and Harry Bingham, of L., and was admitted to the Bar in Haverhill, March 19, 1872. April 1, 1873, he became a member of the firm of Bingham & Mitchell, which continued to July 1, 1879, when A.S. Batchellor was admitted to the firm, and it became Bingham, Mitchell & Batchellor. July 1, 1881, he moved to Concord, and with Hon. Harry Bingham formed the firm of Bingham & Mitchell, which was continued until the recent death of Mr. Bingham. Selectman, 1877-8. Solicitor Grafton Co., 1879 to 1881. Member Board of Education, Union District, 1873 to 8 inc. Representative from Concord, 1893-4. Railroad Commissioner Oct. 1888 to April, 1891. Member of State Commission on Statue of Franklin Pierce. Member State Board of Charities and Correction, 1895-6. J.P. Notary public. Democrat. Roman Catholic. Ch.
3. WILLIAM HENRY MITCHELL, son of John(1), b. in Wheelock, Vt., Sept. 18, 1856, m. May 4, 1887, Delia, dau. of Edward F. Bingham (See), b. in McArthur, Ohio, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1877. He was educated in the common schools of Northern Vt., Derby, Vt., Academy, and L. High School. He studied law with Bingham & Mitchell, and Bingham, Mitchell, & Batchellor, and was admitted to the Bar in Concord, March 19, 1880. He became a member of the firm of Bingham, Mitchell, & Batchellor, July 1, 1882, which firm was continued until the death of Mr. Bingham, when the firm of Batchellor & Mitchell succeeded. Author of Free Text Book Act, adopted by the Legislature of 1889. His printed articles comprise: Reports as Solicitor, in Vol. II., Grafton Co. Reports, pp. 165, 207, 253, 304, 358, 411. Address before the two Justices of the Supreme Court on trial of Frank C. Almy for murder of Christie C. Warden, pub. in the "Manchester Union," Nov. 18, 1891. Solicitor Grafton Co., 1889 to 1895. State Senator, 1889. Presidential Elector, McKinley and Roosevelt, 1900. Fire ward, 1884-5-6. Prest. L. Driving Park Association, 1889. Superintendent of Town Schools, 1879-80. Member Board of Education, Union District, 1880 to 1898; Secretary, 1887; Prest., 1888 to 1896. Trustee State Normal School, 1887 to 1897. Prest. L. Musical Association, 1887. Board of Health, 1879-80. J.P. Notary public. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. A.A.S.R. 32 degree. (Child's Grafton Co. Gazetteer, p. 112. New Hampshire Men, p. 226.)
4. URE MITCHELL, son of James Ure, b. in Glasgow, Scotland, Oct. 4, 1859, m. first, Sept. 3, 1884, Mary, dau. of Henry Rushton, b. in Edwards, N.Y., in 1866, d. in Edwards, N.Y., Jan., 1886, Universalist. m. second, April 9, 1889, Isabella, dau. of Devillo W. Corbin, b. in Afton, N.Y.. Sept. 24, 1859, Universalist. He res. in L. from Jan. 1, 1893, to 1894. He was educated in Scotland, Clinton, N.Y., Liberal Institute, and the Theological School of St. Lawrence University, Clinton, N.Y., from which he grad. in 1880. He studied theology with Rev. Ebenezer Fisher, D.D., and Rev. I. M. Atwood, D.D., and was ordained in Oxford, N.Y., in 1882. He has been located in Oxford, N.Y.; Sherburne, N.Y.; Fort Plain, N.Y.; Cortland, N.Y.; Horseheads, N.Y., as Universalist and Baptist minister, and in L. as Unitarian minister. He has recently withdrawn from earlier connections and has taken Episcopalian orders. A.F. and A.M. No ch.