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.
UNDERWOOD to WEEKS
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. JOSEPH UNDERWOOD, an emigrant from England, was of Hingham, Mass., 1837, and later of Watertown, Mass., where he was admitted freeman, 1645. He d. in Watertown, Feb. 16, 1676, aged about 62. " oodwife Underwood wife of Joseph Underwood dyed Jan. 28 1667." The probate records name the children: Joseph, Thomas, Sarah, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Martha.
2. JOSEPH UNDERWOOD, son of Joseph(1), b. in Watertown, Mass., 1650, d. in Reading, Mass., 1691. His will names wife Elizabeth and children: John, Joseph, Jonathan, Joshua, Mary, Hannah, and Elizabeth.
3. JOSEPH UNDERWOOD, son of Joseph(2), b. in Watertown, Mass., May 28, 1681, m. in Reading, Mass., 1707, Susannah Parker, b. 1687, dau. of Nathaniel and Bethiah (Polley) Parker of Reading. He lived a few years in Reading, and removed, about 1715, to Westford, Mass. "He was active in all public affairs and was evidently a man of character and influence." He was a farmer and innholder. He d. in Westford, Jan. 29, 1761. John Underwood of Bradford, Vt., and Jeremy Underwood of Jaffrey were sons of his son, John Underwood.
4. TIMOTHY UNDERWOOD, son of Joseph(3), b. in Westford, Mass., 1724, m. Rachel Russell. He was captain of a company from Westford, engaged in the Concord and Lexington fight, April 19, 1775. He removed from Westford to Putney, Vt.
5. JAMES UNDERWOOD, son of Timothy(4), b. in Westford, Mass., 1771. In his childhood his father removed to Vermont. He m. ---- Hannah, and lived in Springfield, Vt., until about 1815, when he removed to Swanzey. He was an innholder, and the Underwood Tavern is an inspiration in the annals of Swanzey. The record of the death of his first wife is not secured. He m. second, Dec. 6, 1809, Mrs. Eunice Sebastian, widow of Samuel Sebastian. He d. in Swanzey, Feb. 4, 1832.
6. TIMOTHY UNDERWOOD, son of James(5), b. in Springfield, Vt., April, 1803, m. Ruth Burgess. For many years he was one of the well-known drivers of the mail coaches from Keene to Boston via Fitchburg. After the building of the Fitchburg R.R., he was proprietor of a livery stable in Fitchburg, Mass., where he d., Sept. 30, 1863. Of his eleven children only one has resided in this town.
7. EDWARD MONROE UNDERWOOD, son of Timothy(6), b. in Fitchburg, Mass., July 8, 1837, m. July 5, 1864, Susie H., dau. of Jonathan Young, b. in Barrington, Sept. 30, 1838. He res. in L. from 1879 to 1888, and since 1896. Scythe-maker. Co. A, 35th Mass. Inf. Private. G.A.R. Ch.
8. SAMUEL UNDERWOOD and son Israel were warned or cautioned against settlement in L. 1794. He was taxed in L. 1796, 1797.
9. ISRAEL UNDERWOOD, son of Samuel(8), m. in L. Nov. 14, 1833, Sally Dexter. He res. in L. 1840-1844.
10. NATHAN UNDERWOOD, son of Samuel(8), b. in Concord, Vt., about 1805, m. in L. Jan. 14, 1827, Narcissa Rix, dau. of Nathaniel Rix (See). He res. in L. 1827-1834. Prudential School Committee, Second District, 1829. He removed to Boston, Mass.; was of the Boston police many years, and later a captain in the force. A full record of his children is not at hand. His son, Guy C. Underwood, b. in L. Sept. 23, 1831, m. Elnora P. Connell. Through the active years of his life he was in the service of the city of Boston in the department of Public Institutions, and was a deputy warden of House of Correction and Superintendent at Deer and Rainsford Islands. He d. in Salem, Mass., Aug. 11, 1889. Joseph R. Underwood, son of Guy C., m. March 13, 1887, Janet Grace Taylor, b. Aug. 2, 1855, clerk Young's Hotel, Boston, Mass. Their children are: (1) Helen Prescott, b. March 13, 1892; (2) Edmund Ross, b. Aug. 20, 1893; (3) Victor Taylor, b. Sept. 12, 1896.
11. JESSE UNDERWOOD, son of Samuel(8), res. in L. 1829-1832.
1. SPENCER AMBROSE VANDERCAR, son of Herman, b. in Arcadia, N.Y., Feb. 25, 1846, m. Aug. 10, 1873, Olive, dau. of Amasa McDonald, b. in Danville, Vt., Oct. 28, 1839. He has res. in L. since 1888. Nursery salesman. Republican. Co. E, 30th Mich. Inf. Private. Commander Marshal Sanders Post, G.A.R., 1882. I.O.O.F., N.G. C.P., L. Encampment. No ch
1. IRA WELLINGTON VAN NESS, son of Milton, b. in Minnisink, N.Y., May 19, 1846, m. Sept. 27, 1868, Laura Isadore, dau. of Thomas H. B. Chase (See), b. in Manchester, June 16, 1851, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1883. Painter. Democrat. Co. K, 39th N.Y. Inf. Private. G.A.R. Ch. all but Ira b. in Hornellsville, N.Y.
1. LEWIS VEIGUE, son of Ambroise, b. in St. Sylvester, P.Q., about 1847, m. about 1862, Caroline, dau. of Joseph Cachoir, b. in Canada, July 14, 1840, Roman Catholic. She has res. in L. since 1886. He never res. in L. Farmer. Roman Catholic. d. in Sherbrooke, P.Q., in 1876. Ch.
2. GEORGE VEIGUE, son of Louis(1), b. in St. Sylvester, P.Q., Feb. 14, 1863, m. Feb. 14, 1880, Clementine, dau. of Antoine Lemue, b. in Belgic, France, Nov. 6, 1863, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1881. Farmer. Roman Catholic. Ch. b. in L.
1. THEOPHILUS VENIOU, son of Francis, b. in Canada, Dec. 25, 1831, m. Sept. 24, 1862, Annie J., dau. of James Dearden, b. in Windsor Mills, Canada, April 26, 1847, Roman Catholic. He res. in L. from 1879 to 1888. Laborer. Roman Catholic. d. in Monroe in 1888. Ch.
2. FRANCIS JAMES VENIOU, son of Theophilus(1), b. in Windsor Mills, P.Q., July 12, 1863, m. Feb. 22, 1887, Annie M., dau. of Napoleon Carbonneau, b. in Sherbrooke, P.Q., March 13, 1867, Roman Catholic. He has. res. in L. since 1879. Glover. Roman Catholic. Republican. Supervisor, 1896-7. Ch. b. in L.
1. FRANK EUGENE WADLEIGH, son of Benjamin Franklin, b. in Concord, Vt., Dec. 26, 1865, m. Oct. 21, 1891, Lillian Maud, dau. of Edgar Adams, b. in Rumney, Feb. 16, 1872. He res. in L. from 1890 to 1899. Station agent at L. He is now ticket agent at Laconia. Republican. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. No ch.
1. SIMEON WALKER, from Middletown, Conn., was one of the early settlers of Peacham, Vt., and a prominent citizen.
2. SIMEON WALKER, son of Simeon(1), b. in Peacham, Vt., 1786. Served in the War of 1812, was taken prisoner at Ticonderoga, and confined in a British prison in Nova Scotia until released at the close of the war. He was a carpenter in Peacham and Cabot, Vt. d. in L. 1867. His wife d. at the home of her son in L., aged 99.
3. FRANKLIN WALKER, son of Simeon(2), b. in Peacham, Vt., Sept. 3, 1816, m. first, April 30, 1843, Caroline, dau. of Samuel Cotton, b. in Cabot, Vt., March 20, 1823, d. in L. Sept. 10, 1861, Methodist, m. second, March 29, 1862, Martha Deborah, dau. of Noah Gile(10) (See), b. in L. March 24, 1838, Cong. He res. in L. from 1837, until he d., Jan. 23, 1895. Farmer. Cong. Prohibition. Ch. by w. Caroline, b. in L.
Ch. by w. Martha, b. in L.
4. GEORGE ELWIN WALKER, son of Franklin(3), b. in L. Feb. 21, 1864, m. April 6, 1895, Inez E., dau. of Charles Herbert, b. in Bethlehem, Nov. 16, 1870, Cong. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Cong. Prohibition. N.H. Coll. of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, grad. 1888. Member School Board, 1895-6-7. (Book of Biographies, Grafton Co., p. 160.) Ch.
5. THOMAS JULIAN WALKER, son of Thomas J. and Laura (Penn) Walker, b. in Belleville, Ill., March 12, 1856, m. Oct. 22, 1883, Grace Emily Amelia Parker, b. June 29, 1860, dau. of Charles and Amelia E. (Bennett) Parker (See) of Lisbon. He was page in 42d Congress; railroad accounting in St. Louis, 1874-80; manager at New York of St. Louis "Journal of Commerce," 1880-81; Chief Clerk, Agricultural Division, tenth census; clerk to U.S. Railroad Commissioners, March, 1883, to December, 1886. In January, 1887, he removed to New Hampshire and established "The Record" at Plymouth. World's Fair Commissioner, 1891-93. He was one of the originators of the New England Summer Resort Association and active in the publications of the organization. In 1895 he was appointed Bank Commissioner for term of three years and removed to Concord, where he resided through his term of office. He is now editor of the "Republic-Journal," and has resided in this town since 1898. Republican. A.F. and A.M., Olive Branch Lodge, Plymouth. K.T., Pilgrim Com'd'y. Ch.
1. JAMES WALLIS, by occupation a weaver and a farmer, was one of the colony of Scotch-Irish emigrants who gathered at Worcester, Mass., 1718, and a few years following. His homestead of forty acres was in the adjoining town of Leicester, and in an ancient deed "it bounds on Worcester." In 1758, while in the possession of a son, the little farm was annexed to Worcester. James Wallis had a brother, Oliver, a wheelwright, who probably died about 1735, and an unmarried sister, Sarah. He d. in Leicester in 1746, or early in 1747. The widow, Mary, declined administration on the estate, and alleged that he had then no relatives in this country. She requested the appointment of Hugh Thompson. She subsequently had a home with her son James, and d. in Colrain, Mass., in Feb. 1769, aged 70 years. Ch.
2. JAMES WALLIS, son of James(1), b. in Worcester or Leicester in 1733. In 1750, Nathan Moore was appointed guardian of James Wallis, aged 17, son of James Wallis, late of Leicester, deceased. In 1756, Agnes Wallis, of Rutland, single woman, conveys to "James Wallis, eldest son of our father," her interest in the homestead " of the late James Wallis of Leicester, he agreeing to support our mother Mary Wallis, now of Rutland." He m. April 8, 1756, Mary McClellan, b. 1734, dau. of Michael and Jane (Henry) McClellan, of Pelham. At this date he removed to the paternal homestead, which on his petition, dated 1757, was annexed to Worcester, 1758. In 1760 he removed to Colrain, Mass. He was a deacon, a prominent man in town affairs, and a soldier in the Revolution, serving several enlistments. In a descriptive roll dated 1780, he is described: "Age, 46 years; stature, 5 ft. 5 m.; complexion, light." A record of his death is not accessible. His wife d. in Colrain, June 12, 1800, aged 66. So far as known his children were:
3. JOHN WALLIS, son of James(1), was b. in Leicester, 1736. The homestead was annexed to Worcester, 1758. He m. in Pelham, Mass., Oct. 31, 1761, Agnes Lindsey, and settled in Colrain, Mass., where there was gathered a colony of Scotch-Irish. He was a farmer and a good citizen. The Massachusetts Revolutionary War Rolls credit several enlistments and years of service to John Wallis, of Colrain. A considerable part of this service was performed b John, his eldest son. A muster roll of Capt. McClellan's company of Col. Wells' regiment of nine months' recruits, in 1777, designates John, the father, as follows: "John Wallis, Colrain, stature, 5 ft. 6 m.; hair, gray; age, 41." There is a tradition cherished by his descendants that at the age of sixty years he came to New Hampshire with four of his children, and subsequently died in Franconia. The records of Franconia neither deny nor confirm the tradition. The records of Colrain are defective. It is possible there were other children, and if so, it remains to be proven. Four children came to New Hampshire, and are named in order. Later generations have written the name Wallace. Ch. b. in Colrain, Mass.
4. JOHN WALLACE, son of John(3), b. in Colrain, Mass., Sept. 2, 1762. With wife Hannah and three or more children he removed from Colrain to Franconia previous to 1796, and there res. fifty-five years. He was one of the early pioneers among the mountains, a man of character and integrity. He was a pensioner. In the census of 1850 he was returned 88 years of age, and Hannah his wife was returned as a native of Massachusetts, and 78 years of age. He d. in Franconia, Jan. 8, 1851, aged nearly 90 years. Ch.
5. WILLIAM WALLACE, son of John(3), b. Colrain, Mass., lived a few years in Landaff, removing to Dalton, 1798. He was a farmer and a substantial citizen. He m. Polly Kelley, who d. in Dalton, May 2, 1837. He d. in Jefferson, Jan. 3, 1843. Ch.
6. DAVID WALLACE, son of John(3), b. in Colrain, Mass., April 18, 1770, m. Sept. 5, 1799, Nancy Palmer, b. April 15, 1774, dau. of Aaron Palmer (See). He was one of the original proprietors, and a resident a few years of Franconia, but removed to this town about 1800. He was a farmer. He d. April 1, 1853. His wife d. in Dec., 1851. Ch. b. in L.
7. Amos WALLACE, son of John(4), b. April 28, 1797, m. Oct. 8, 1820, Mary Hildreth, b. Aug. 12, 1798, dau. of Levi Hildreth (See). She d. March 12, 1849; he m. second, Clarinda Atherton, dau. of Samuel Atherton, of Dalton. He was a farmer, residing in this town from 1820 until his death, Feb. 15, 1889. Free Baptist. Democrat. Ch. by w. Mary, b. in L.
8. LINZEY WALLACE, son of David(6), b. in L. Aug. 26, 1800. Probably received his name in memory of the family of his grandmother, but he wrote the name Linzey. He secured his education in the public schools of this town. At the age of twenty-one years he removed to Berwick, Me. He was a farmer, a captain in the militia, and for many years a justice of the peace. He was early ordained a local Methodist preacher, and through life he devoted considerable time to local preaching. He m. March 1, 1821, Abigail Gowell, dau. of Capt. John Gowell. She d. Oct. 2, 1825. He m. second, Feb. 2, 1826, Mary Staples; she d. Dec. 26, 1826. He m. third, June 28, 1827, Mrs. Martha (Keag) Gowell, widow of Ebenezer Gowell. She d. 1874. He d. in Rochester, 1864. Ch. by w. Abigail, b. in Berwick, Me.
9. DAVID WALLACE, son of David(6), b. in L. Jan. 15, 1806, resided in Bristol, Me. He m. 1844, Margaret Perkins Jones, widow of Ira Jones. She d. Jan. 8, 1851. He d. Jan. 21, 1890. Ch.
10. HIRAM WALLACE, son of David(6), b. in L. Nov. 27, 1808, m. at Northfield, Vt., March 1, 1836, Lavinia G. Pike, b. Barre, Vt., March 24, 1817, dau. of James and Rhoda (Jones) Pike. The golden anniversary of their wedded life was duly observed and three years were added to a generous measure. He d. at Rochester, March 12, 1889. She d. at East Ryegate, Vt., Nov. 2, 1897. Ch. b. in Concord, Vt.
11. SOLOMON WALLACE, son of David(6), b. in L. Oct. 20, 1814, m. 1848, Elizabeth Goodrich, b. in Berwick, Me., Oct. 28, 1818, dau. of Benjamin Goodrich. She d. in Lisbon, Aug. 19, 1896. He resided in this town from 1869 to 1895. He d. in Lisbon, Sept. 1, 1896. Democrat. Ch.
12. AMOS PEARSONS WALLACE, son of Amos(7), b. in L. Dec. 10, 1826, m. Feb. 22, 1854, Betsey Ann Durlam, b. in Concord, Vt., July 13, 1830, dau. of Frederic Durlam. Farmer. Methodist. Selectman, 1872. He resided in L. through life, d. Jan. 12, 1893. Ch. b. in L.
13. LUTHER WALLACE, son of Phineas and grandson of John(4), b. in Franconia, Aug. 29, 1819, m. Dec. 4, 1850, Sally Cordelia Hurlbutt, dau. of Chester Hurlbutt, of Dalton. She d. 1857. He m. second, Orra L. Hurlbutt, a sister of his first wife. She d. July 18, 1894. He d. in Bethlehem, April 12, 1894.
14. ELI BROOKS WALLACE, son of Luther(13), b. in Bethlehem, Sept. 26, 1855, m. Oct. 28, 1885, Myra Burt, dau. of Clark Colby Burt (See). He has res. in L. since 1884, merchant and printer. Free Baptist. Republican. No ch.
15. CALVIN JAMES WALLACE, son of John and grandson of John(4), b. in Franconia, May 26, 1819, m. Nov. 14, 1844, Leonora Stearns, dau. of Isaac Stearns (See). He res. in L. from 1844 to 1887, farmer and tanner. Selectman, 1856-7. Methodist. Prohibition. I.O.O.F. He d. in Lisbon, Jan. 16, 1897. She d. March 30, 1891. Ch. b. in L
1. RICHARD WARD, son of Joshua and Sarah (Trevet) Ward of Salem, Mass, m. Nov. 18, 1764, Mehitable Curwin. He was a descendant in the third or fourth generation from Miles Ward, an emigrant from England, and one of the early settlers of Salem, Mass.
2. GEORGE CURWIN WARD, son of Richard(1), b. Aug. 8, 1765, m. March, 1786, Abigail Elkins, b. July 17, 1767, dau. of Capt. John and Sarah (Putnam) Elkins of Salem. He settled in Sanbornton. d. March 11, 1801. She m. second, Nathan Taylor.
3. JONATHAN ELKINS WARD, son of George Curwin(2), b. in Sanbornton, Dec. 7, 1795, m. Cynthia Chandler and removed to Columbia, where he d. a few years later. His dau. Cynthia, b. March 28, 1825, m. Jeremy Titus (See).
1. EDGAR MORRIS WARNER, son of Earl, b. in Worcester, Mass., June 16, 1850, m. Aug. 3, 1887, Jane Elizabeth, dau. of John A. Carpenter, b. in Putnam, Conn., March 10, 1866. He was educated in the common schools and Bartlett High School, New London, Conn., and commenced the study of law in 1869. He attended Harvard Law School, from which he grad. in 1872, and was admitted to the Bar in New London. Conn., Sept. 1872. He practised law in Norwich, Conn., 3 Years; Central Village, Windham Co., Conn., 7 years; L., 1 year (1881 to 82), when he was a member of the firm of Stevens & Warner; Central Village, 1 year; since then, in Putnam, Conn: His published writings comprise a Fourth of July Address delivered in L. in 1882, published in "L. Journal" and supplement. He has occupied the following positions: Assistant Clerk of Conn. House of Representatives, 1877; Clerk of same, 1878-9; Clerk of Conn. Senate, 1880; Judge of Municipal Court, Putnam, Conn. A.F. and A.M. Lafayette Lodge I.O.O.F. Republican. Cong. Ch. b. in Putnam, Conn.
1. RESOLVED WATERMAN, b. in Smithfield, R.I., in 1787, m. Lucia Cady. He was a merchant, res. in Providence, R.I., where he d., July 8, 1886.
2. HENRY WATERMAN, son of Resolved(1), b. in Centreville, R.I., Aug. 17, 1813, m. in 1837, Eliza Greene, dau. of William and Sarah (Greene) Harris, of Pawtucket, R.I. He was a prominent Episcopal clergyman in R.I., where he res, most of his life. He held but three pastorates during his ministry, the last being nearly 27 years. d. in Providence, R.I., Oct. 18, 1876.
3. LUCIUS WATERMAN, son of Henry(2), b. in Providence, R.I., March 29, 1851, m. Sept. 18, 1884, Abby Josephine, dau. of Hon. Asa P. Cate, b. in Northfield, Oct. 3, 1849. He was educated at home until his 12th year, then in the classical department of Providence, R.I., High School, and in Trinity Coll., Hartford, Conn., where he grad. in 1871, receiving the degree of D.D. in 1892. He received his theological education in the Berkeley Divinity School, Middleton, Conn., from 1873 to 6; was ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1876, and Priest by Bishop Niles of N.H. in 1877. He began his work at New Haven, Conn., in charge of a Mission Chapel, and as chaplain of the Old Ladies' Home. He then moved to East Providence, R.I., and from there to Detroit, Mich., as assistant minister of Christ Church; removed to Tilton in 1878, where He remained five years; was Prof. of Church History in Faribault, Minn., from 1883 to 5; three years at Fishkill Landing, N.Y.; returned to N.H. in 1888, and took charge of All Saints' Church in L., where he remained until 1893. Succeeding his labors here he was Priest in charge of St. James' Mission, Laconia, 1893-98, and has been rector of Trinity Church, Claremont, since June, 1899. His published works include "The Eternal Priesthood," Sermon, 1890; "Partial Truth God's Chosen Instrument for the Religious Education of Men," Sermon, 1892; "The Past Apostolic Age," an article, Vol. II.; "Ten Epochs of Church History," published by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. L. Musical Association, 1890. Prest. N.H. Music Teachers' Association, 1892-3-4. Member of N.H. Historical Society. A.F. and A.M. Grand Prelate of Grand Com., K.T. of N.H. Democrat. Ch.
4. GRANVILLE C. WATERMAN, son of Rev. Dexter, b. in Boothbay, Me., May 4, 1835, m. first, April 20, 1861, Julia A., dau. of Charles M. Mansfield, b. in Westmoreland, N.Y., Oct. 15, 1838, d. in Verona, N.Y., April 23, 1871, m. second, Dec. 4, 1872, Marietta, dau. of Lester Stewart, b. in Hampden, N.Y., March 28, 1835. He was educated in Me. public schools, Litchfield Liberal Institute, and Bowdoin Coll., from which he grad. in 1857. He was ordained in the Free Baptist Church, March 23, 1869, and has been located as minister as follows: Lowville, N.Y., 1869 to 72; Dover, 1874 to 9; Laconia, 1880 to 1; L., 1886 to 91; Providence, R.I., 1891 to 5; St. Johnsbury, Vt., since 1895. He has written many articles for religious and secular papers, and had one sermon, "Doctrine of Life," published. He has held many offices in the Free Baptist Societies, and been a member of the School Board in Dover and L. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch. by w. Julia.
5. CHARLES HENRY WATERMAN, son of Lyman, b. in Hanover, Oct. 26, 1851, m. May 20, 1873, Nellie, dau. of Joseph Palmer, b. in Hanover, Sept. 6, 1867, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1884. Painter. Republican. Ch.
6. WILLIAM WILLARD WATERMAN, son of Willard, b. in Bradford, Vt., May 16, 1848, m. Nov. 10, 1875, Ella Louise, dau. of Josiah Mason Ladd (See), b. in L. Sept. 11, 1855. He res. in L. from 1872 to 1877. Assistant roadmaster on railroad. Democrat. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. d. in Bradford, Vt., July 23, 1878. No ch.
1. PARMENUS WATSON, b. about 1700, m. Mary Flanders. He was of the family resident of Rockingham County, and was the ancestor of the early families of Watson in Weare, Salisbury, and Warner.
2. NICODEMUS WATSON, son of Parmenus(1) and a brother of Deacon Parmenus Watson of Warner, m. about 1750 Elizabeth Harriman. He resided several years after marriage in Hampstead, and removed about 1770 to Weare, where he d. after 1793.
3. CALEB WATSON, son of Nicodemus(2), b. in Hampstead, Nov. 15, 1761, m. Dec. 1, 1781, Lydia Howlet, b. Nov. 23, 1761, dau. of Thomas Howlet of Hillsboro'. He was a soldier in the Revolution, serving in Capt. Samuel Runnel's company, Major Whitcomb's battalion of Rangers. He was among the first to espouse the doctrines of the Free Baptist Church. He d. in Weare, April 28, 1832. His widow d. March 20, 1842.
4. ITHAMAR WATSON, son of Caleb(3), b. in Weare, Sept. 7, 1784, m. Dec. 25, 1807, Dolly Thurston, b. Oct. 4, 1784, dau. of Stephen and Keziah (Cheney) Thurston. He was a farmer and a manufacturer of carding and spinning machines and looms for factories. He res. in Salisbury from his marriage until 1820, when he removed to Orford and the following year to Corinth, Vt. In 1828 he returned to Salisbury. He was a captain in the N.H. Militia. A.F. and A.M. He was appointed June 10, 1845, R. W. Grand Lecturer. He d. in Salisbury, Nov. 2, 1855. His wife d. June 6, 1859. Ch.
5. HENRY LYMAN WATSON, son of Ithamar(4), b. in Salisbury, Feb. 10, 1811, m. first, June 4, 1840, Roxanna, dau. of Jesse Hugh, b. in Maidstone, Vt., Jan. 1816, d. in Guildhall, Vt., Dec. 7, 1850, Methodist, m. second, Jan. 1, 1852, Mary Jane, dau. of Thaddeus Hardy, b. in Warner, May 5, 1813, d. in L. Aug. 4, 1884, Universalist. He was educated in Salisbury and Andover, Mass., Academies; Woodstock Medical Coll., from which he grad. June 4, 1838, and attended lectures at Dart. Med. Coll. He commenced the practice of medicine, regular school, in Stewartstown, where he remained a short time, then moved to Northumberland, and later to Guildhall, Vt. In the last two towns he practised about 20 years. He then moved to Newbury, Vt., and practised about eight years, then came to L. where he practised until near the time of his death, which occurred, Feb. 19, 1891. Cong. Democrat. Regimental Surgeon in Vt. Militia. Representative for Guildhall, Vt., 1856-7. State Senator for Essex Co., Vt., 1852-3. Postmaster in Guildhall, Vt. Board of Health, 1875-6-7-8. Appointed Postmaster of L. Oct. 28, 1868. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch. by w. Roxanna, b. in Guildhall, Vt.
6. PORTER BALDWIN WATSON, son of Ithamar(4), b. in Corinth, Vt., July 13, 1825, m. Oct. 17, 1848, Luvia Ellen, dau. of Pascal P. Ladd, b. in Lunenburg, Vt., Nov. 23, 1830, Unitarian. He res. in L. from 1869 until he d., Jan. 22, 1894. Tanner. Unitarian. Democrat. Selectman, 1889. Supervisor, 1878-9. Representative, 1862-3. Treasurer of Grafton Co., 1883-4-5-6. Selectman of Salisbury, 1858-60. J.P. I.O.O.F., N.G. Ch.
7. IRVING ALLISON WATSON, son of Porter Baldwin(6), b. in Salisbury, Sept. 6, 1849, m. April 17, 1872, Philena Allen, dau. of Gilman Farr (See), b. in L. Jan. 8, 1849, Cong. He res. in L. from 1868 to 1871, was educated in the common schools, Newbury, Vt., Seminary and Collegiate Institute, and grad. from the medical department of Vt. University, June 18, 1871. He attended medical lectures at Dart. Coll., and studied with Drs. A. B. Crosby, Henry L. Watson (See), and Prof. Howard of N.Y. He commenced practice, regular school, in Northumberland, June, 1871, where he remained until Oct. 1881, when the State Board of Health was created by Act of the Legislature, and he made permanent Sec. and member. In 1883 he was elected Sec. of the American Public Health Association, resigning after fourteen years' service. In 1883 he was by Act made Registrar of Vital Statistics of the State. Member and Sec. of State Commissioners of Lunacy since 1889. President of State Board of Cattle Commissioners since 1891. In 1884 he was commissioned Surgeon of the 3d Regt. N.H. N.G., and in 1889 was promoted to Medical Director of Brigade, with rank of Lieut. Col. Republican. Representative from Northumberland, 1879-81. Author of "Physicians and Surgeons of America," and a great number of Reports and Monographs in the literature of preventive medicine. Editor of 16 vols. of Reports of N.H. Board of Health; 15 vols. N.H. Registration of Vital Statistics; 7 vols. of Reports of N.H. Commissioners of Lunacy, and several vols. of Reports of American Public Health Association. A.M., Dart. Coll., 1885. Ch.
8. FRED ALLAND WATSON, son of Porter Baldwin(6), b. in Salisbury, Aug. 23, 1860, m. June 15, 1883, Ellen J., dau. of Joseph Ide (See), b. in Waterford, Vt., March 3, 1862. He has res. in L. from 1869 to 1885, and since 1894. Merchant. Democrat. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. No ch.
9. ARTHUR EDGAR WATSON, son of Alonzo Hill, b. in Bethlehem, April 4, 1849, m. Sept. 27, 1874, Lilla Bell, dau. of Jonas P. Wallace, b. in Bethlehem, March 14, 1856, Methodist. He res. in L. from 1872 until he d., Feb. 13, 1891. Killed by being caught in machinery. Merchant. Methodist. Prohibition. I.O.O.F. Ch. b. in L.
10. SYLVANUS WATSON, b. in Barnet, Vt., July 5, 1810, m. first, ---- Clough, m. second, Sept. 17, 1844, Mary, dau. of Zadoc Sanborn, b. in L. in 1804, d. in L. April 16, 1875, Methodist. She m. first, Solomon Lewis (See). Sylvanus res. in L. from 1844 until he d., Sept. 30, 1869. Farmer. Methodist. Republican. Ch. by w. Mary.
11. CHARLES WEST WATSON, son of Sylvanus(10), b. in L. April 22, 1846, m. Nov. 29, 1871, Mary Ellen, dau. of Franklin Billings Williams (See), b. in L. Oct. 24, 1846, Methodist. He has res. in L. from birth to 1869, and since 1877. Farmer. Republican. Ch.
1. JOHN WEBSTER was a grantee of lands in Ipswich, Mass., 1634, freeman, 1635. He m. Mary Shatswell. He d. about 1642; his widow m. second, Oct. 29, 1650, John Emery, senior. Eight ch.
2. STEPHEN WEBSTER, son of John(1), b. about 1638, settled in Haverhill, Mass. He was a tailor, selectman, 1699. He m. March 24, 1663, Hannah Ayer, b. Salisbury, Mass., Dec. 21, 1644, dau of John Ayer; she d. June 2 or 3, 1676; he m. second, May 26, 1678, Widow Judith Broad, of Portsmouth. He d. Aug. 10, 1694. Six ch.
3. JOHN WEBSTER, son of Stephen(2), b. Haverhill, March 15, 1668, m. June 14, 1693, Triphena Locke, perhaps the dau. of Capt. John Locke of Hampton; she d. March 6, 1729; he m. second, Joanna (Gutterson) Callum. He d. in Haverhill, May 4, 1742.
4. STEPHEN WEBSTER, son of John(3), b. Jan. 1, 1698/9, m. Feb. 21, 1722/3, Abigail Berry.
5. WILLIAM WEBSTER, son of Stephen(4), b. in Haverhill, Dec. 14, 1743, m. Sept. 8, 1763, Lydia Clough. Of their ten children, three have res. in this town. Ch.
6. NATHANIEL WEBSTER, son of William(5), b. in Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 7, 1764. He m. Miriam Rankin, b. in Glasgow, Scotland, dau. of James Rankin (See). He came to this town with the Rankin family, 1791. Farmer. Cong. Selectman, 1794-98-1800; Moderator, 1799. In 1823 he removed to Canada. Ch.
7. JAMES WEBSTER, son of William(5), b. in Haverhill, Mass., March 7, 1782, m. in this town, 1803 (pub. Nov. 13), Sally, dau. of Zuriel Albee (See). Farmer. res. here until 1833. Ch. b. in L.
8. DAVID WEBSTER, son of William(5), b. in Haverhill, Mass., May 8, 1786, m. in this town, Feb. 9, 1809, Anna Albee. He was in this town from 1810 to 1829. He d. in Irasburg, Vt., Feb. 10, 1849. A.F. and A.M., Morning Dawn Lodge. Ch. except Albert, b. in L.
9. BENJAMIN WEBSTER, son of Samuel, b. in Yarmouth, Me., July 20, 1802, m. first, Dec. 20, 1828, Ruth P. Batchelder, b. in Compton, P.Q., April 19, 1803, d. in Compton, P.Q., July 19, 1833, Baptist, m. second, June 5, 1837, Sarah, dau. of John Leavitt, b. in Lancaster, June 3, 1805, d. in Lancaster, March 14, 1859, Baptist, m. third, Feb. 20, 1860, Eliza J., dau. of Ebenezer Grant, b. in Pembroke, Dec. 17, 1824, Baptist. He res. in L. from 1880 until he d., Jan. 26, 1884. Farmer. Baptist Dea. Democrat. Ch. by w. Ruth, b. in Compton, P.Q.
Ch. by w. Sarah, b. in Lancaster.
Ch. by w. Eliza, b. in .Jefferson.
Weeks is said to have been a Devonshire name of Saxon origin, but was common in Somersetshire. Tradition says Leonard came from Wells, in that county. (Descendants of Leonard Weeks.)
1. LEONARD WEEKS, b. in Eng., emigrated to America and settled in Greenland, m. in 1667, Mary, dau. of Dea. Samuel Haines, of Portsmouth. He d. in Greenland in 1707. Six ch.
2. SAMUEL WEEKS, son of Leonard(1), b. in Greenland, Dec. 14, 1670, m. Elinor, dau. of Samuel Haines, Jr. He was a farmer, and was called Capt. d. in Greenland (?) March 26, 1746.
3. JOHN WEEKS, son of Samuel(2), b. in Greenland, 1702, baptized 1712, m. about 1725, Hannah; m. second, Abigail. He was a cordwainer. res. in Greenland and Epping. Eight ch.
4. BENJAMIN WEEKS, son of John(3), b. in Greenland, April 26, 1742, m. about 1761, Marion Hanniford. He was a farmer. res. in Epping, Wentworth, and Piermont, where he d. Ten ch.
5. JOHN WEEKS, son of Benjamin(4), b. in Epping, Oct. 26, 1762. Esther, dau. of Hubbard and Eunice Spencer. He was a farmer, and gave the town of Piermont land for a public cemetery. d. in Piermont, Jan. 3, 1841. Nine ch.
6. JOHN WEEKS, son of John(5), b. in Piermont, April 19, 1789, m. first, March 11, 1811, Abigail Currier, m. second, May 6, 1821, Rosina Brown. Farmer. res. in Danville, Vt. d. Oct. 19, 1845. Thirteen ch.
7. ALONZO WEEKS, son of John(6) and Abigail, b. in Danville, Vt., April 22, 1819, m. Feb. 11, 1841, Caroline Ann, dau. of Enoch Harris, b. in Danville, Vt., Feb. 15, 1820, Cong.She d. in L. Jan. 18, 1900. He res. in L. from 1843 until he d., Feb. 24, 1892. Merchant. Universalist. Democrat. Selectman, 1864-78. Town Treasurer, 1871 to 84 inc. Town Clerk, 1856. Fire ward, 1850. Treasurer of Burns Lodge, A.F. and A.M., over 30 years. I.O.O.F. Ch. b. in L.
8. ANDREW JACKSON WEEKS, son of John(6) and Rosina, b. in Danville, Vt., March 8, 1829, m. July 5, 1851, Chestina E., dau. of William Heath, b. in Danville, Vt., Nov. 23, 1832, Cong. He has res. in L. since 1872. Tanner. Cong. Republican. I.O.O.F. C.P., L. Encampment. Ch.
9. JOHN ALONZO WEEKS, son of Alonzo(7), b. in L. Oct. 20, 1845, m. Sept. 20, 1871, May, dau. of Frank Little, b. in Kalamazoo, Mich., Sept. 15, 1851, Episcopal. He res. in L. from 1845 to 69. Merchant. Episcopal. Democrat. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. res. Yankton, So. Dakota. Ch.
10. JOHN ERWIN WEEKS, son of Andrew Jackson(8), b. in Lyndon, Vt., Nov. 20, 1856, m. first, Sept. 18, 1883, Harriet Elvira, dau. of John Burgin (See), b. in Bath, Dec. 7, 1862. Divorced, m. second, April 15, 1889, Jennie A., dau. of John M. Smith, b. in Bath, Aug. 6, 1852. She m. first, Edward Wright. John has res. in L. since 1872. Tanner. Cong. Republican. I.O.O.F. C.P., L. Encampment. Ch. by w. Harriet.
11. MINOT WEEKS, son of Moses M., born in Bath, Dec. 31, 1841, m. Oct. 23, 1866, Ellen Josephine, dau. of David Page Sanborn (See), b. in Worcester, Mass., March 24, 1846, d. in Bath, Aug. 7, 1869. He res. in L. from 1866 to 73. Mechanic. d. in Bath, Sept. 22, 1873. No ch.