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.
RICHARDSON to RUSSELL
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. EZEKIEL RICHARDSON, b. in Eng. M. Susanna ----. He came to America in 1630, and settled in Woburn, Mass., where he d., Oct. 21, 1647. He with his brothers, Samuel and Thomas(11) (See), were among the founders of Woburn, and occupied many positions of trust. (The Richardson Memorial, pp. 31-40-48-61.)
2. JOSIAH RICHARDSON, son of Ezekiel(1), b. in Charlestown, Mass., in 1635, m. June 6, 1659, Remembrance, dau. of William Underwood, b. in Concord, Mass., Feb. 25, 1639/40. He was a prominent man in Chelmsford, Mass., d. June 22, 1695.
3. JOSIAH RICHARDSON son of Josiah(2), b. May 18, 1665, m. Dec. 14, 1687, Mercy, dau. of Robert and Elizabeth (Blanchard) Parish. He was a lieut. and farmer. Town clerk of Chelmsford, Mass., 1693-4. Selectman. d. Oct. 17, 1711.
4. ROBERT RICHARDSON, son of Josiah(3), b. in Chelmsford, Mass., Oct. 2, 1693, m. Deborah Parish. He res. in Chelmsford, Mass., and Litchfield.
5. LUTHER RICHARDSON, son of Robert(4), m. Sally Ticknor of Lebanon. He res. in Bath, 1768, and later in Lisbon.
6. JOHN RICHARDSON, son of Luther(5), b. Feb. 18, 1769, m. in 1792, Olive Dailey. He res. in Lisbon. Sixteen ch.
7. JAMES RICHARDSON, son of John(6), b. in Lisbon, March 27, 1814, m. May 6, 1847, Jane, dau. of Leonard Morse, b. in Haverhill, Aug. 18, 1829, Free Baptist. He res. in L. from 1856 until he d., Oct. 3, 1891. Grad. Dart. Coll., 1841. Teacher, lumberman, and farmer. Republican. Free Baptist. Ch.
8. LUTHER RICHARDSON, son of James(7), b. in Lisbon, Oct. 18, 1850, m. Aug. 4, 1879, Ellen May, dau. of Oliver Locke, b. in Landaff, Oct. 29, 1864, d. in L. May 11, 1880. He has res. in L. since 1859. Farmer. Republican. No ch.
9. JAMES EMORE RICHARDSON, son of James(7), b. in Bethlehem, March 21, 1854, m. July 6, 1879, Hattie Evaline, dau. of Winsor Drury, b. in Easton, Oct. 29, 1860. He has res. in L. since 1882. Electrician. Republican. I.O.O.F. Ch.
10. HORACE FRANKLIN RICHARDSON, son of James(7), b. in Bethlehem, Aug. 2, 1857, m. May 30, 1889, Flora Bell, dau. of Alvah Remick, b. in L. Feb. 6, 1871, Methodist. He res. in L. from 1858 to 1894. Farmer. Free Baptist. Republican.
11. THOMAS RICHARDSON, brother of Ezekiel(1) (See), b. in Eng., came to America in 1635, and res. in Charlestown and Woburn, Mass., he being one of the founders of Woburn. He also assisted in establishing a church there in 1641. His wife was Mary ----. He d. in Woburn, Mass., Aug. 28, 1651. (The Richardson Memorial, pp. 504-7-15-33-69-613.)
12. THOMAS RICHARDSON, son of Thomas(11), b. in Woburn, Mass., Oct. 4, 1645, m. first, Jan. 5, 1669/70, Mary Stevenson, b. Jan. 7, 1746/7, dau. of Andrew Stevenson of Cambridge, Mass. She d. June 7, 1690, m. second, Dec. 29, 1690, Sarah, widow of Thomas Patten of Billerica, Mass. She d. Nov. 20, 1734. He res. in Billerica, Mass., where he d., Feb. 25, 1720/1. He was a soldier in an expedition to Canada in 1690, a Deputy to the Gen. Court from Billerica in 1703-4.
13. JONATHAN RICHARDSON, son of Thomas(12), b. in Billerica, Mass., Feb. 14, 1682/3, m. in 1713, Hannah French, b. Feb. 18, 1692/3, dau. of John and Mary (Littlefield) (Kittredge) French of Billerica, Mass. He served as a soldier in Dunstable and Groton, July, 1706. d. in Billerica, Aug. 13, 1720. The widow, Hannah, m. Feb. 15, 1725/6, Benjamin Frost.
14. ABIEL RICHARDSON, son of Jonathan(13), b. in Billerica, Mass., Nov. 12, 1720, m. in Westford, Mass., July 9, 1741, Sarah Boynton, b. 1721, dau. of Nathaniel and Hannah (Perham) Boynton of Westford. He removed from Westford to Pepperell, Mass., about 1746. He d. in Dunstable by accident, July 19, 1753. His widow, Sarah, m. second, Jan. 9, 1755, William Parker of Groton, Mass. He d. Feb. 1, 1761. She m. third, July 23, 1767. David Taylor of Concord, Mass. Rev. Joseph Emerson of Pepperell records his death in his Journal: "July 19, 1753. Abiel Richardson a man above thirty years old assisting at the raising of Dunstable meeting house fell and died in a moment."
15. ABIEL RICHARDSON, son of Abiel(14), b. in Westford, Mass., 174--, m. but wife unknown. He res. in Royalston, Mass.
16. ABIEL RICHARDSON, son of Abiel (15), b. in Royalston, Mass., about 1770, m. Rebecca, dau. of Philip Chase. He moved from Royalston, Mass., to Waterford, Vt., about 1800, where he d.
17. JACOB RICHARDSON, son of Abiel(16), b. in Waterford, Vt., in 1796, m. Irene, dau. of Asa Hovey, b. in 1802. He res. in Waterford, Vt., until 1835, and then moved to Concord, Vt. d. in 1868.
18. IRA MORTIMER RICHARDSON, son of Ira and grandson of Abiel(16) b. in Waterford, Vt., Dec. 17, 1846, m. Jan. 7, 1868, Martha A., dau. of Jonathan Davis, b. in Newark, Vt., Dec. 28, 1849, d. in L. May 7, 1897. He has res. in L, most of the time since 1880. Horse-trainer. Democrat. Co. E, 15th Mass. Inf. Private. Ch.
19. WILLIAM ABIEL RICHARDSON, son of Jacob(17), b. in Concord, Vt., Jan. 6, 1847, m. Nov. 17, 1868, Halie E., dau. of William Kenney, b. in Bethlehem, May 25, 1851. He res. in L. from 1876 to 1894. Hotel propr. Democrat. Representative, 1880. Delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1884. J.P. State. Prest. L. Driving Park Association, 1890-1. A.F. and A.M. K.T. I.O.O.F., N.G. Co. K, 87th Vt. Inf. Private. G.A.R. He d. L. June 15, 1900. Ch.
20. FRED ELLSWORTH RICHARDSON, son of Jacob, and grandson of Jacob(17), b. in Concord, Vt., Nov. 8, 1863, m. Oct. 1891, Leafy M., dau. of Ira P. Lewis, b. in Concord, Vt., Nov. 20, 1872. He has res. in L. since 1891. Livery proprietor. Universalist. Republican. No ch.
21. FRANK MILES RICHARDSON, son of Jacob, and grandson of Jacob(17), b. in Concord, Vt., Aug. 7, 1865, m. Dec. 18, 1888, Theda Luette, dau. of Ira P. Lewis, b. in Concord, Vt., Nov. 1, 1870. He has res. in L. since 1886. Livery proprietor. Unitarian. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
22. DAVID RICHARDSON, son of John(6), b. in Lisbon, March 22, 1796, m. first, Feb. 11, 1823, Priscilla Albee, of L, m. second, Sophia Eastman, of Lisbon. She m. first ---- Keniston. David d. in Lisbon, Dec. 22, 1869.
23. ZURIEL ALBEE RICHARDSON, son of David(22), b. in Lisbon, Feb. 2, 1830, m. first, Feb. 14, 1854, Olive, dau. of Edward Jesseman, b. in Lisbon, where she d., May 7, 1862, m. second, Feb. 9, 1865, Mary Jane, dau. of Simeon Bass, b. in Lancaster, June 27, 1833. She m. first, Merrill Williams Thompson (See). Zuriel res. in L. from 1870 until he d., Dec. 14, 1896. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. by w. Olive, b. in Lisbon.
Ch. by w. Mary, b. in L.
24. MYRON HERVEY RICHARDSON, son of Zuriel Albee(23), b. in Lisbon, May 18, 1858, m. June 1, 1881, Flora F., dau. of Horace French, b. in Bath, May 12, 1860, Cong. He has res. in L. since 1870. Merchant. Cong. Deacon. Democrat. Register of Deeds, Grafton Co., 1889 to 1895. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. No ch.
25. EBENEZER RICHARDSON, son of Robert(4), res. in Lisbon. He was an original grantee of Bath in 1769.
26. DAVID RICHARDSON, son of Ebenezer(25), b. in Lisbon, Jan. 27, 1788, m. first, about 1813, Sally, dau. of Learned Walker, b. in Lisbon, about 1793, d. in Lisbon, in 1822, m. second, about 1823, Abigail W., dau. of Learned Walker, b. in Lisbon, d. in L. Sept. 13, 1892, Free Baptist. David res. in L. a few years in youth, and conducted a clothing mill. Afterwards a farmer in Lisbon, where he d., April 16, 1863. Methodist. Whig and Democrat. Ch. by w. Sally, but Horace b. in Lisbon.
Ch. by w. Abigail, b. in Lisbon.
27. ISAAC E. RICHARDSON, son of David(26), b. in Lisbon, Jan. 11, 1819, m. first, Feb. 22, 1844, Mary E., dau. of George Washington Wheeler (See), b. in L. Jan. 3, 1824, d. in Bethlehem, Nov. 22, 1856, m. second, Aug. 4, 1858, Elizabeth G., dau. of Samuel Burnham, b. in Bethlehem, Feb. 14, 1819, d. in Bethlehem in 1889. He res. in L. in 1840 and 1841. Lumber manufr. Democrat. d. in Bethlehem, April 7, 1889. Ch. by w. Mary.
Ch. by w. Elizabeth.
28. HENRY RICHARDSON, son of David(26), b. in Lisbon, March 7, 1821, m. Dec. 25, 1854, Mary Jane, dau. of James Clark, b. in Lisbon, Jan. 31, 1831, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1866. Farmer. Democrat. I.O.O.F. Ch.
29. GEORGE WASHINGTON RICHARDSON, son of Isaac E.(27), b. in Lisbon, March 22, 1845, m. first, Jan. 1865, Judith, dau. of Josiah Smith (See), b. in L. June 29, 1842, d. in L. May 10, 1873, m. second, June 17, 1874, Mary Theodosia, dau. of Samuel Taylor Morse (See), b. in L. May 15, 1843. He has res. in L. since 1866. Lumber manufr. Democrat. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. I.O.O.F. Ch. by w. Judith, b. in L.
30. ISRAEL CLARK RICHARDSON, son of Henry(28), b. in Lisbon, Nov. 3, 1856, m. Nov. 29, 1883, Nellie Eliza, dau. of Wellington Williams, b. in Lyndon, Vt., Oct. 30, 1856, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1866. Farmer. Democrat. Representative, 1891-2. Fire ward, 1887. Ch. b. in L.
31. LEROY DAVID HENRY RICHARDSON, son of Henry(28), b. in Bethlehem, Nov. 15, 1864, m. Dec. 22, 1886, Floria Maria, dau. of George Carter (See), b. in L. Dec. 12, 1862. He res. in L. from 1866 until he d., March 23, 1897. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
32. ALBERT JAMES RICHARDSON, son of Henry(28), b. in Lyndon, Vt., Oct. 29, 1866, m. Oct. 6, 1888, Lillian, dau. of Freeman B. Curtis (See), b. inStratford, Dec. 3, 1866. He has res. in L. since 1866. Farmer. Democrat. Ch.
33. WILLIAM ISAAC RICHARDSON, son of George Washington(29), b. in L. July 16, 1867, m. June 20, 1892, Minnie Ella, dau. of George Taylor, b. in St. John, N.B., April 28, 1872. He res. in L. until 1898, when he removed to Bethlehem. Civil engineer. Democrat. Grad. Dart. Coll., Class of 1888. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. Ch. b. in L.
34. HUGH JOHNSON RICHARDSON, son of Stephen and grandson of Ebenezer(25), b. in Lisbon in 1816, m. Abigail, dau. of Henry Robinson, b. in Hadley, Mass., April 20, 1816, d. in L. Nov. 3, 1893. He res. in L. from 1851 until he d., April 20, 1877. Stage-driver. Democrat. Co. L, N.H. Batt. 1st N.E. Cav., and Co. I, 1st N.H.H. Art. Private. Ch.
35. FRED H. RICHARDSON, son of William and grandson of John(6), b. in Barton, Vt., May 31, 1848, m. Sept. 1, 1875, Martha Stearns, dau. of Calvin J. Wallace (See), b. in L. Jan. 2, 1847, Cong. Compiler of "Royal Helps for Loyal Living," N.Y., 1893; author of "History of the Revival at Lisbon," and other religious and historical articles. He res. in Lisbon, where he d., March 30, 1887. Miller. Cong. Republican. Ch. b. in Lisbon.
1. JAMES HENRY RILEY, son of Michael and Ellen (O'Donnell) Riley, b. in Keene, Aug. 7, 1865. He was educated in the schools of Quebec and the Laval University, and ordained to the priesthood, 1888. He was curate in Nashua 1888-91; in Dover several months; pastor at Whitefield seven years, succeeding Rev. Paradis at L. in Feb. 1899.
1. WILLIAM RINES, son of Ebenezer, b. in L. June 23, 1846, m. first, March 13, 1866, Emeline, dau. of William Sherwood, b. in Lancaster, Jan. 21, 1850, d. in L. June, 1872, m. second, Dec. 1873, Emeline Merrill, b. in Landaff, Sept. 1852, d. in Bethlehem, Nov. 1884, divorced, m. third, Feb. 3, 1888, Emma, dau. of Warren Elliott (See), b. in Dalton, Dec. 1, 1853. She m. first, William Barker Smith (See). William Rines has res. in L, most of his life. Lumber sawyer, Republican. Co. K, 12th N.H. Inf. Private. Ch. by w. Emeline Sherwood.
Ch. by w. Emeline Merrill, b. in L.
1. MITCHELL RING, son of John, b. in Canada, July 6, 1844, m. Sept. 6, 1865, Matilda, dau. of John Lescard, b. in Canada, March 14, 1834. She d. Jan. 28, 1899. He has res. in L. since 1881. He d. July 26, 1899. Methodist. Ch.
RIVERS. LA RIVIERE.
1. JOSEPH RIVERS, son of Godfrey, b. in Newport, Vt., April 8, 1846, m. Dec. 18, 1866, Plooma, dau. of Thomas Miles, b. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., May 27, 1844, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1877. Tanner. Methodist. Republican. Ch.
2. HARLEY A. RIVERS, son of Joseph(1), b. in Danville, Vt., Dec. 6, 1871, m. March 1, 1894, Christina Bell, dau. of Francis West Fitzgerald (See), b. in L. Aug. 8, 1876. He has res. in L. since 1879. Farmer.
The Rix family is of English origin. Robert Rix commanded a body of reserves at the battle of Flodden Field, Sept. 9, 1513. Sir John Rix lost his head on account of his adherence to Queen Anne Boleyn. The ancestral home of the family was Brancaster Castle, Kenninghall, Norfolk Co., Eng.
1. WILLIAM RIX, son of Robert of Kenninghall, Norfolk Co., Eng, m. Grace ----. He was the first Rix in America, and res. in Boston, Mass. d. in Boston, Mass., Nov. 13, 1657.
2. THOMAS RIX, son of William(1), b. in Boston, Mass., April 11, 1654.
3. JAMES RIX, son of Thomas(2), probably b. in Salem, Mass, m. Margaret ----. He res. in Preston, Conn.
4. JAMES RIX, son of James(3), probably b. in Salem, Mass, m. Feb. 7, 1711, Hannah Herrick. He res. in Preston, Conn.
5. NATHANIEL RIX, son of James(4), b. in Preston, Conn., June 16, 1714, m. Mary Peters, dau. of Obadiah Peters, who was one of the Concord Company killed by the Indians, 1746. In 1744 he was an officer of the plantation of Pennycook, now Concord; in 1746 He was assigned for the defence of the garrison around the house of Timothy Walker in Concord; in 1755, he was a member of Capt. Joseph Eastman's Co., in an expedition to Crown Point. He was one of the first settlers of Boscawen, but afterwards moved to Concord, and then back to Boscawen. (Dr. Bouton's History of Concord.) Ch.
6. NATHANIEL RIX, son of Nathaniel(5), b. in Boscawen, July 17, 1753, m. in 1775, Esther, dau. of John Clark, b. in Hopkinton in 1758, d. Jan. 30, 1830. He res. in L. from about 1812 until He d., Oct. 12, 1828. Farmer. Rev. soldier. Capt. Thomson's Co., two months and one day in 1776; Capt. Hutchins' Co., Aug. 18 to Sept. 10, 1777, drummer; Capt. Samuel Young's Co., Col. Bedel's Regt., Dec. 15, 1777, to March, 1778. Sergt. A.F. and A.M. Ch.
7. NATHANIEL RIX, son of Nathaniel(6), b. in Landaff, Nov. 27, 1777, m. March 3, 1802, Rebecca, dau. of Obediah Eastman(12) (See), b. in Bath, Sept. 23, 1786, d. in Dalton, April 27, 1867. He res. in L. from about 1812 to 1835. Farmer. Representative, 1821 to 6 inc. Register of Deeds, 1835 to 1840, during which time he res. in Haverhill, and was Representative from that town two years. Officer in Canadian Militia before return to N.H. Selectman, 1820 to 6 inc. Moderator, 1823-32-34. Councillor, 1832-4. J.P. Prominent temperance man and advocate of total abstinence. A.F. and A.M. W. M., Morning Dawn Lodge, 1820-1. d. in Dalton, Oct. 21, 1857. Ch.
8. JONATHAN CLARK RIX, son of Ebenezer and grandson of Nathaniel(6), b. in Dalton, Nov. 26, 1817, m. Feb. 5, 1845, Rebecca Jane, dau. of Nathaniel Rix(7) (See), b. in L. March 25, 1821. He never res. in L. Farmer. d. in Dalton. Ch. b. in Dalton.
9. HALE Rix, son of Nathaniel(6), b. in Landaff, Jan. 25, 1798, m. Sept. 27, 1819, Evelina Morrell, b. in Vt., Dec. 25, 1798, d. in Dalton. He res. in L. from 1824 to 1844. Farmer. d. in Dalton. Ch.
10. GUY CARLTON RIX, son of Nathaniel(7), b. in Stanstead, P.Q., Dec. 14, 1802, m. Jan. 4, 1826, Martha, dau. of Jacob Gates, b. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., Aug. 10, 1807, d. in Dowagiac, Mich., in 1890. He res. in L. from 1812 to 1826, and at two or three other periods for a short time. Blacksmith. d. in Dowagiac, Mich., Jan. 14, 1879. Ch.
11. GUY SCOBY RIX, son of Guy Carlton (10), b. in L. Nov. 12, 1828, m. May 28, 1854, Abbie Augusta, dau. of James Place, b. in Haverhill, Feb. 1, 1835. He res. in L. from birth to 1834, 1837, 1854 and 5. He has since resided in Strafford, Jeddo, N.Y., and Concord. Author of "History of the Eighth N.Y. Heavy Artillery," and Genealogies of the Rix, Clark, Eastman, and other families. His kindness has furnished valuable additions to the registers of several families. Co. A, 8th N.Y. H. Art. Artificer. Lost a leg in front of Petersburg, 1864. G.A.R. Ch.
12. CHARLES HIRAM RIX, son of Jonathan Clark(8), b. in Dalton, May 6, 1846, m. April 11, 1877, Lovina, dau. of Lovell Taylor (See), b. in L. Sept. 12, 1853, b. in L. April 25, 1885. He has res. in L. since 1878. Farmer. Cong. Democrat. K.P. Ch. b. in L.
13. EDGAR M. RIX, son of Jonathan Clark(8), b. in Dalton, Aug. 2, 1851, m. Nov. 14, 1877, Francena M., dau. of Samuel H. McKean, b. in Lisbon, Feb. 6, 1854. He has res. in L. since 1880. Glover. Republican. No ch.
1. JOSEPH ROBINS, b. about 1700, m. in Oxford, Mass., Nov. 3, 1748, Mary (Amidon) Chamberlain, b. in Mendon, March 30, 1706, dau. of Philip and Ethemore (Warfield) Amidon and widow of William Chamberlain of Oxford. He lived in Douglas, Mass., and was tithing-man, 1748.
2. DOUGLAS ROBINS, son of Joseph(1), b. in Douglas, Mass., Dec. 11, 1749, m. May 4, 1772, Esther Kingsbury, b. July 2, 1745, dau. of Theodore and Mary (Town) Kingsbury of Oxford. In the record of the marriage he is called "of Dudley," and possibly his father Joseph(1) had removed to that town. At the time of his marriage, Douglas Robins settled in Chesterfield, where she d., Dec. 25, 1784; he m. second, Mrs. Keziah Marsh, b. in 1754, d. in L. Sept. 10, 1822. He res. in L. from 1798 until he d., April 26, 1824. Mary (Town) Kingsbury d. aged 100 years, 3 months. She was an older sister of the wife of Samuel Larned (See). Ch. b. in Chesterfield.
3. JOSEPH ROBINS, son of Douglas(2), b. in Chesterfield, March 12, 1779, m. in 1801, Lydia, dau. of Isaac Farr, b. in Chesterfield, Oct. 11, 1777, d. in L. Dec. 26, 1859, Cong. He res. in L. from 1798 until he d., Dec. 30, 1859. Blacksmith and farmer. Selectman, 1833-4. Coroner, 1810 to 1854 inc. J.P. Ch. all but the first b. in L.
4. JOSEPH ROBINS, son of Joseph(3), b. in L. Feb. 26, 1803, m. March 29, 1832, Priscilla, dau. of James Webster (See), b. in L. Jan. 28, 1809. She m. second, Harry Dickerson. Joseph res. in L. all his life. Farmer. d. in L. March 20, 1841. Ch. b. in L.
5. DOUGLAS ROBINS, son of Joseph(8), b. in L. Nov. 25, 1806, m. Sept. 23, 1840, Betsey, dau. of Joseph Farr (See), b. in L. March 21, 1818, d. in L. Oct. 30, 1876, Methodist. He res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Methodist. Representative, 1861-2. J.P. d. in L. Oct. 2, 1875. Ch. b. in L.
6. JOSEPH EMERSON ROBINS, son of Douglas(5), b. in L. Dec. 9, 1843, m. March 5, 1873, Margaret H., dau. of Rev. Winthrop Bailey, b. in Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y., Jan. 18, 1849. He was educated in the schools of L., Newbury, Vt., Seminary, and Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., from which he grad. in 1868. He attended lectures in Union Theological Seminary, N.Y. City, one winter, and in 1863 was given an exhorter's license by Rev. S. E. Quimby, and a local preacher's license in Aug. 1864, from the L. Quarterly Conference. He taught school the following four years, and in 1868 entered the N.H. Conference Seminary at Tilton as Prof. of Latin and Greek, supplying the pulpit on Sundays at Moultonboro' from April to June. In 1869 he was elected Prof. of Mathematics and Science, in the Daniel Drew Ladies' Coll., Carmell, N.Y., where he remained three years, preaching occasionally. He supplied the pulpit in Landaff from Sept., 1872, to April, 1873. He was ordained Deacon by Bishop Clark, April 11, 1869, and Elder in the Methodist church by Bishop Simpson, April 20, 1873. His appointments since have been: Hooksett, 1873-4-5; Plymouth, 1876-7-8; Lebanon, 1879-80-1; Portsmouth, 1882-3-4; Presiding Elder of Claremont District; res. at L. 1885-6-7-8-9; First Church, Concord, 1890-1-2-3-4; St. John's Church, Dover, 1894-5-6; Presiding Elder, Dover District, 1897 and 1900; Trustee of N.H. Conference Seminary, and of N.H. Methodist Conference; Vice-Prest. of N.H. Bible Society; Delegate to Methodist Gen. Conference, N.Y. City, 1888; Supt. of Schools two years in Lebanon, and two years in Hooksett; editor of "College Argus," Wesleyan University, 1868. J.P. A.F. and A.M. K.T., St. Gerard Com. D.D. Norwich University. Ch.
7. WILBUR FISK ROBINS, son of Douglas (5), b. in L. Aug. 20, 1852, m. Jan. 3, 1884, Minerva Deborah, dau. of Rev. George Beebe (See), b. in Mt. Morris, N.Y., Sept. 27, 1854, Methodist. He has res. in L. all his life. Druggist. Democrat. A.F. and A.M., Master, Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. 32 degree A.A.S.R. No ch.
1. ALBRO L. ROBINSON, son of Jasper, b. in Brownington, Vt., Jan. 17, 1811, m. Jan. 8, 1839, Laura Robinson, dau. of Isaac Smith (See), b. in Brownington, Vt., Jan. 17, 1810, d. in Newark, N.J., Aug. 16, 1891, Methodist. He res. in L. from 1867 until he d., Oct. 19, 1880. Selectman, Bethlehem, 1839. Register of Probate, Coos Co., 1855 to 60. Postmaster, Island Pond, Vt., 1865-6. Deputy Sheriff, 1842-3-4. J.P. Paymaster, 24th Regt. N.H. Militia, July 11, 1838, to Sept. 26, 1839. Brigade Inspector, staff of Gen. Gilman, 1839-4041. Hospital Steward, 17th Regt. N.H. Inf., mustered Nov. 22, 1862, discharged, April 16, 1863. Ch.
2. FRED AARON ROBINSON, son of Benjamin John, b. in Gilford, Jan. 31, 1848, m. Nov. 28, 1882, Jeannette Eastman, dau. of Samuel Gibson, b. in Lyman, July 6, 1840, Christian Science. Divorced. She m. first, Franklin G. Weller (See). Fred res. in L. from 1879 until he d., June 25, 1896. Druggist. Republican. Board of Health, 1886. Fire ward, 1882-3-4-5-6. Commissioner of L. Village District, 1892 to 5 inc. Messenger to convey N.H. electoral vote for Harrison and Morton to Washington, 1889. A.F. and A.M. K.T. 32 degree A.A.S.R. I.O.O.F. Knight of Honor. No ch.
3. BENJAMIN FRANK ROBINSON, son of Benjamin John, b. in Gilford, Jan. 14, 1853, m. Dec. 24, 1879, Emily Adaline, dau. of Edward Kilburn (See), b. in L. Oct. 4, 1860, Cong. She has established a very successful business in art and portrait photography at No. 729 Boylston Street, Boston. He res. in L. from 1877 to 1889. Grad. Dart. Coll., 1877. Superintendent of Schools, Melrose, Mass. Republican. Principal L. High and Graded Schools, 1877 to 1879. One of the founders of the "Littleton Journal," and of the firm of Robinson & Gould, publishers, from Jan. 1, 1881, to May 1, 1887. J.P. Chairman Executive Committee L. Musical Association, 1883-4. Member Board of Education, Union District, 1878 to 83 inc. 1st Lieut. Moore Rifles, N.H. N.G., 1884-5. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. 32 degree A.A.S.R. He d. in Melrose, Mass., June 23, 1898. (L. Cen., pp. 119 and 217.) Ch. b. in L.
4. HOMER ELLIS ROBINSON, son of John Barney, b. in Barton, Vt., June 17, 1869, m. Feb. 24, 1892, Nellie, dau. of Nathan Dodge, b. in Johnson, Vt., Sept. 6, 1869, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1887. d. Dec. 22, 1898. Glover. Republican. Ch.
1. JOSEPH ROBY, b. Sudbury, Mass., about 1769, m. first, Relief, sister of Ephraim Curtis (See), b. in Charlestown, d. Dec. 4, 1806, m. second, Oct. 18, 1807, Lucy Park. at Wayland, Mass.(written in) He res. in L. in 1804. Physician. d. Aug. 21, 1818. (History of Charlestown, pp. 542 and 649.) Ch.
2. JOHN SWIFT ROBY, son of Dr. Joseph(1), b. in Charlestown, Aug. 31, 1808, m. in 1840, Nancy, dau. of Enoch Hazeltine(1) (See), b. in L. Jan. 15, 1820, d. in Lancaster, Jan. 5, 1870, Cong. He res. in L. in 1839. Merchant. Sheriff. Register of deeds, Coos Co., 1849-55. d. in Lancaster, Jan. 16, 1856. Ch. b. in Lancaster.
1. HARVEY Pulliam Ross, son of Samuel, b. in Bath, Jan. 18, 1831, m. first, June 19, 1853, Eliza Hews, dau. of Abner Balch, b. in Concord, July 17, 1832, d. in L. Dec. 8, 1863, m. second, June 13, 1866, Lucia Wait, dau. of Cyrus Eastman (See), b. in L. Dec. 28, 1839, Cong. He res. in L. in 1863. d. in Bath, Oct. 22, 1896. Farmer. Ch. by w. Eliza.
1. ROYAL DEARBORN ROUNSEVEL, son of Elle J., b. in Charlestown, May 22, 1830, m. first, Feb. 1853, Ann Maria, dau. of Joseph Gotham, b. in Lancaster, March, 1831, d. in L. Nov. 25, 1880, m. second, Dec. 19, 1881, Emile, dau. of Samuel Gibson, b. in Lyman, April 15, 1844, Christian Science. She m. first, Alden Quimby (See). Royal has res. in L. since 1852. Hotel keeper. Christian Science. Democrat. Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1889. I.O.O.F. Ch.
1. JESSE LEAVENWORTH ROWE, son of Ephraim, b. in Bangor, Me., Sept. 2, 1822, m. in 1854, Mary Ann, dau. of Daniel Rowe, d. in Whitefield, Aug. 5, 1834. He has res. in L. since 1863. Farmer. Co. D, 8th Vt. Inf. Private. Ch. b. in St. Johnsbury, Vt
1. THOMAS ROWELL, emigrant ancestor, was in Salisbury, Mass., 1640-50; and in Ipswich, Mass., 1652-7; and later in Andover, Mass., where he d. 1662. His first wife, the mother of his son Valentine, was in England, sick, in 1649. He m. second, about 1651, Margaret (Fowler) Osgood, b. 1615, dau. of Philip Fowler of Ipswich, Mass., and widow of Christopher Osgood. She m. third, Thomas Coleman, and fourth, Thomas Osborn.
2. VALENTINE ROWELL, son of Thomas(1), m. Nov. 14, 1643, Joanna Pindor. He settled in Amesbury, Mass. He d. in Salisbury, May 17, 1662. She m. second, William Sargent, and third, Richard Currier.
3. PHILIP ROWELL, son of Valentine(2), b. March 8, 1647/8, m. Jan. 5, 1670, Sarah Morrill, b. Oct. 14, 1650, dau. of Abraham and Sarah (Clement) Morrill, of Salisbury. He was a shipwright and innkeeper. He was killed by the Indians, July. 7, 1690. She m. second, July 31, 1695, Onesiphorus Page; m. third, Daniel Merrill.
4. JOHN ROWELL, son of Philip(3), m. March 2, 1714/5, Elizabeth Colby, b. Dec. 7, 1694, dau. of Samuel Colby. He was a "joiner" in Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., and soon after 1720 he removed to Chester, where he d. previous to 1744.
5. JOHN ROWELL, son of John(4), b. in Amesbury or Chester, lived in Chester. He was in Capt. Goffe's Co., Col. Blanchard's regiment, Crown Point service, 1755, and in Capt. Hazen's Co., Col. Goffe's regiment, Canadian service, 1760. He d. in service, Oct. 23, 1760.
6. SAMUEL ROWELL, son of John(5), b. in Chester, 1754, m. Nov. 27, 1777, Sarah Duston, b. April 15, 1758, dau. of Paul Duston, of Weare. During the Revolution he served in the siege of Boston, and was in Arnold's expedition, also in Stark's brigade at Bennington, and later in the Continental line. He lived in Chester, in Weare, and again in Chester, where he d., June 11, 1830. She d. Aug. 27, 1842.
7. SAMUEL ROWELL, son of Samuel(6), b. in Weare, Oct. 8, 1778, m. in Dorchester, Mass., Oct. 29, 1805, Mary Atwood, of Milton, Mass. He lived a few years in Chester, and subsequently in Waterford, Lyndon, and Kirby, Vt. He d. in Lancaster, Dec. 28, 1871. She d. May 6, 1879.
8. JAMES CALDWELL ROWELL, son of Samuel(7), b. in Chester, Dec. 17, 1813, m. Nov. 14, 1842, Ann Poor, b. Brownfield, Me., June 6, 1818, dau. of William and Ann (Travers) Poor. She d. in this town, Sept. 8, 1886. He has resided in Lowell, Mass., Concord, Vt., and in Littleton since 1870. He is a liberal supporter of the Unitarian church, and is the donor of the church bell, which is inscribed, "Presented by James C. Rowell to the First Unitarian Church of Littleton, N.H., A.D. 1900." Farmer. Republican. Ch. b. Concord, Vt.
9. JACOB ROWELL, another son of Philip(3), b. Jan. 19, 1671/2, m. Dec. 1, 1693, Hannah Barnard, b. April 15, 1671, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Peasley) Barnard. He was one of the Snow Shoe men, 1708. He d. about 1745. Lived in Amesbury.
10. DANIEL ROWELL, son of Jacob(9), b. Nov. 25, 1705, m. Anne Currier, b. March 3, 1708, dau. of John and Judith (Stevens) Currier, of Amesbury. Lived in Amesbury, East Kingston, and Weare. Was living 1779.
11. DANIEL ROWELL, ninth child of Daniel(10), b. 1745. bap. Dec. 1, 1745, m. Oct. 9, 1768, Judith French of East Kingston, m. second, ---- Wiser. He moved from Weare to Stark, then to Haverhill, where he res. several years, then to L. in 1824, where he res. until he d., Nov. 1831. Rev. soldier. Lieut. in Col. Stephen Evans' Regt. He was present at the battle of Bunker Hill and the surrender of Burgoyne. Ch. by w. Judith.
12. JONATHAN ROWELL, son of Daniel(11), b. in Weare, April, 1771, m. March 4, 1799, Sally, dau. of Elkanah Hoskins (See), b. in Petersham, Mass., March 21, 1780, d. L. Sept. 6, 1886, Cong. He res. in L. from 1809 until he d., Oct. 31, 1863. Farmer. Whig. Selectman, 1811-12-13-14-15-32. J.P. Ch.
13. JONATHAN BARNEY ROWELL, son of Jonathan(12), b. in Waterford, Vt., Feb. 3, 1800, m. Jan., 1828, Cynthia, dau. of Moses Abbott(11) (See), b. in Bath, d. in Danvers, Ill. She m. second ---- Hayes. Jonathan res. in L. from 1804 until about 1830. Business man. A.F. and A.M., Morning Dawn. d. in Danvers, Ill., Sept. 28, 1850. Ch. b. in Haverhill.
14. GUY CARLTON ROWELL, son of Jonathan(12), b. in Waterford, Vt., Feb. 15, 1809, m. Feb. 12, 1835, Clarissa Davis, dau. of Gen. David Rankin (See), b. in L. Jan. 21, 1809, d. in Bloomington, Ill., Nov. 3, 1873. He res. in L. from 1838 to 1863. Farmer. Selectman, 1851. J.P. Appointed Lieut. 1st Co. Light Inf., 32d Regt., N.H. Militia, June 4, 1844. d. in Bloomington, Ill., March 17, 1891. Ch.
15. SALMON HOSKINS ROWELL, son of Jonathan(12), b. in L. July 2, 1816, m. Jan. 4, 1846, Cordelia M., dau. of Otis Balton, b. in Waterford, Vt., April 23, 1820. He res. in L. from birth to 1866, since then in Peacham, Vt., where he d., Jan. 16, 1900. Farmer. Selectman, 1841-2. Representative, 1846-7. Lieut. Col. 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, June 19, 1840. Ch. b. in L.
16. CLINTON ROWELL, son of Guy Carlton(14), b. in Concord, Vt., Nov. 12, 1838, m. Nov. 12, 1868, Carrie M., dau. of Charles Ferris, b. in Peru, N.Y., April, 1843, Cong. He res. in L. from 1839 to 1862. Lawyer. Cong. Democrat. Dart. Coll., 1861-2. res. St. Louis, Mo. Ch. b. in St. Louis, Mo.
17. HENRY WARD ROWELL, son of Richard F. and grandson of Daniel(11), b. in Waterford, Vt., Jan. 16, 1834, m. Oct. 11, 1855, Achsah B., dau. of Samuel Taylor, b. in Springfield, Vt., April 18, 1837. He came to L. in 1855 and established the "People's Journal," the first issue of which appeared June 6, 1855. He continued its publication until Nov. 2, 1860, when he sold to William Davis. He was Treasurer of Grafton Co., 1858-9; a member of Gov. Goodwin's Staff in 1859-60. In 1862 he was appointed to a position in the Interior Department, Washington, and soon after made Chief of the Agricultural Division of the Census Bureau, which he resigned in 1867, and moved to Rockford, Ill., and engaged in the newspaper business, which he has followed most of the time since. He was Disbursing Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives during the 47th Congress. He d. in Washington, D.C., 1899. Methodist. Republican. A.F. and A.M. (L. Cen. pp. 110-11-12.) Ch.
18. Amos ROWELL, b. in Bath, Feb. 6, 1804, m. Betsey, dau. of Robert Chase, b. in Bath, Oct. 10, 1791, d. in L. March 25, 1865, Methodist. He res. in L. from 1826 until he d., March 5, 1867. Cabinetmaker. Baptist. Republican. Ch.
19. MICAIJAR ROWELL, pub. Nov. 12, 1804, Elizabeth, dau. of Stephen Savage (See), b. in Middletown, Conn., Oct. 31, 1784, d. in Edenboro', Ohio. He res. in L. from 1799 to 1811. Farmer. Ch.
1. GEORGE W. RULAND, son of George, b. in Brookhaven, N.Y., April 29, 1840, m. June, 1867, Mary E. Weeks, of Patchogue, N.Y. He was educated in the district schools and Bellport Military and Classical Institute, and in 1864 commenced the study of theology in the Boston School of Theology, from which he grad. in 1867. He was ordained a Methodist elder by Bishop Janes, in Rochester, April 16, 1871. His ministry has been as follows; Raymond, 1866-7-8; Hampton, 1869-70; Laconia, 1871; Amherst and Milford, 1872-3; L., 1874-5-6; Greenland, 1877-8-9; Suncook, 1880-1-2; Milford, 1883. He joined the Cong. church in 1884, and settled in Greenfield. He has since had pastorates in Westmoreland, Dublin, and Stoddard. He res. in Keene. Board of Education, Union District, 1875. Corp. 102d N.Y. Inf. A.F. and A.M. I.O.O.F. G.A.R. Ch.
1. THOMAS E. RUSSELL, son of Thomas, b. in Lincoln, Dec. 9, 1803, m. first, Betsey Lovejoy, d. in Franconia, m. second, June 2, 1850, Sophia, dau. of Timothy Mooney, b. in Bethlehem, July, 2, 1818, Free Baptist. He res. in L. from 1849 until he d., April 27, 1886. Farmer. Free Baptist. Democrat. Ch. by w. Betsey.
Ch. by w. Sophia, b. in L.
vi. EDWIN MARTIN, b. Nov. 15, 1851, d. L. May 14, 1875.
2. FREDERIC ALANSON RUSSELL, son of Thomas E.(1), b. in L. July 2, 1859, m. Aug. 2, 1889, Lizzie S., dau. of Henry Delano, b. in New Bedford, Mass., Sept. 10, 1867. He has res. in L. all his life. Foreman in Stereoscopic View Factory. Republican. I.O.O.F., N.G. C.P., L. Encampment. K.P. Ch. b. in L.
3. ELMER ELLSWORTH RUSSELL, son of Thomas E.(1), b. in L. May 17, 1861, m. Dec. 6, 1884, Martha Ella, dau. of Darius Northy; b. in Whitefield, Dec. 6, 1863. He has res. in L. all his life. Glover. Democrat. Ch.
4. LUCIUS AMOS RUSSELL, son of Peter B., b. in Claremont in 1808, m. Susan B., dau. of Moses Stevens, b. in Pembroke m. 1809, d. in L. Feb. 23, 1892. He res. in L. from 1840 until he d., April 28, 1864. Stage proprietor. Republican. Ch.
5. GEORGE LUCIUS RUSSELL, son of Lucius Amos(4), b. in L. May 25, 1838, m. Jan. 16, 1864, Julia Cook, dau. of Ezra Bliss Elkins (See), b. in Lisbon, Aug. 21, 1838. He has res. in L. nearly all his life. Farmer. Democrat. J.P. Ch.
6. CAREY RUSSELL, son of John, b. in Chester, Oct. 5, 1802, m. May, 1827, Rosanna, dau. of William Howard, b. in Hillsboro' in 1801, d. in Hancock, Aug. 26, 1885. He had limited opportunities to secure an education, but at the age of nineteen had fitted himself for Coll. Lack of means prevented his entering Coll., but he studied for the ministry with Rev. John Wood of Newport, and in 1837 was called to the Cong. church in Hartford, Vt., and ordained. He was pastor of the "Dotham church" there from 1837 to 1844; acting pastor, Worcester, Vt., 1844-5; Goshen, Vt., 1846-7; Wolcott, Vt., 1851-2; Bradford, 1853 to 1857; L., acting pastor, 1858-9; without charge, Norwich, Vt., 1859, until he d., Aug. 17, 1864. (Cong. Quarterly, Vol. VI. (1864), p. 385.) Ch. b. in Newport.