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.
WELLER to WILLIAMS
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. ASA COPELAND WELLER, son of George, b. in Boston, Mass., July 12, 1800, m. April 1, 1832, Mary, dau. of John Morrison, b. in Candia, Jan. 1, 1810, d. in Bethlehem, July 20, 1879, Universalist. He res. in L. from 1853 until he d., June 11, 1895. Carriage trimmer. Universalist. Whig and Republican. Ch.
2. FRANKLIN GEORGE WELLER, son of Asa Copeland(1), b. in Hanover, Dec. 2, 1833, m. Nov. 13, 1861, Jennette E., dau. of Samuel Gibson, b. in Lyman, July 6, 1840, Christian Science. She m. second, Fred Aaron Robinson (See). Franklin res. in L. from 1852 until he d., Dec. 8, 1877. Photographic artist. Republican. Corresponding Sec. L. Musical Association, 1870 to 77 inc. Ch.
3. WILLIAM WARREN WELLER, son of Asa Copeland(1), b. in Montpelier, Vt., July 8, 1838. m. first, Jan. 25, 1877, Alice L., dau of Moses K. Wilcomb, b. in Bethlehem, March 12, 1852, d. in Bethlehem, Feb. 27, 1881, Methodist, m. second, March 24, 1883, Isabel, dau. of Clark C. Abbey (See), b. in L. Nov. 2, 1852. He has res. in L. since 1853. Farmer. Republican. Original three months' man. Co. G, 2d N.H. Inf. Private. G.A.R. Ch. by w. Isabel.
1. ALBERT E. WELLMAN, son of George R., b. in Cornish, Feb. 21, 1838, m. Jan. 6, 1864, Emily D. Hall, dau. of Dr. Lyman Hall, b. at Bluehill, Me., May 15, 1841. He d. in Burlington, Vt., July 18, 1892. She has res. in L. since 1893. Ch. b. in Cornish.
1. CALEB WELLS, probably b. in Richmond, m. ---- Gale. He res. and d. in Lisbon.
2. ARTEMAS WELLS, son of Caleb(1), b. in Lisbon, Jan. 22, 1807, m. Nov. 24, 1831, Abigail, dau. of Jonathan and Phebe (Parker) Bowles. Merchant. res. in Lisbon, where he d., Feb. 2, 1879.
3. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WELLS, son of Artemas(2), b. in Lisbon, Jan. 9, 1834, m. first, March 2, 1854, Harriet Taylor, dau. of James Parker (See), b. in Lisbon, Aug. 11, 1832, d. in L. Jan. 3, 1891, Methodist, m. second, June 9, 1893, Ellen M., dau. of James A. MeKeen, b. in Whitefield, Oct. 25, 1841. He has res. in L. since 1874. Undertaker. Methodist. Republican. Capt. Co. H, 8th N.H. Inf., and Capt. Co. A, 1st N.H.H. Art. G.A.R. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. (Granite Monthly, Feb. 1894.) Ch. by W. Harriet.
4. EDWARD HALE WELLS, son of Moses and grandson of Caleb(1), b. in Lisbon, Aug. 23, 1860, m. first, Jan. 2, 1882, Hattie Lydia, dau. of Elisha Phillips (See), b. in Bethlehem, Jan. 8, 1857, d. in L. Feb. 19, 1891, m. second, June 14, 1892, Elizabeth, dau. of Moses Burnham, b. in Forks, Me., Sept. 1852. He has res. in L. since 1882. Merchant. Republican. Appointed Postmaster of Apthorp, April 9, 1889; reappointed in 1893. I.O.O.F. Ch. by w. Hattie.
5. WILLIAM R. WELLS, son of Jesse, b. in Danville, Vt., in 1817, m. Jan. 22, 1839, Louisa, dau. of Asa Annis (See), b. in L. in 1821, d. in L. Aug. 20, 1871. He res. in L. from 1845 until he d., March 9, 1846. Farmer. Ch.
6. ELLIOTT WELLS, son of James K., b. in Franconia, April 10, 1847, m. April 3, 1880, Rebecca, dau. of Isaiah Woodward, b. in L. June 3, 1843. She m. first, Lewis Guy (See). Elliott has res. in L. since 1875. Farmer. Republican. No ch.
7. EDWIN ERASTUS WELLS, son of Erastus Pettingill, b. in Orford, Nov. 22, 1863, m. July 4, 1885, Jennie Addie, dau. of Charles Perkins, b. in Barnston, P.Q., May 26, 1868. He has res. in L. since 1888. Blacksmith. Democrat. K.P. Ch.
1. GEORGE WEST, son of Richard, b. in Eng., Jan. 30, 1837, m. March 24, 1862, Clara, dau. of James Sizen, b. in Langford, Eng., April 10, 1838, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1889. He d. Sept. 21, 1900. Farmer. Episcopal. Democrat. Ch.
2. HERBERT W. WEST, son of George(1), b. in Richmond, P.Q., Jan. 30, 1863, m. Dec. 25, 1892, Bertha J., dau. of Milo Williams, b. in Lyman, May 31, 1870, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1890. Works in stereoscopic view shop. Episcopal. Republican. I.O.O.F., N.G. Ch.
3. EVERETT REUBEN WEST, son of George(1), b. in Waterford, Vt., Feb. 1, 1868, m. Dec. 17, 1890, Celia May, dau. of Orrin A. Glines, b. in Centre Harbor, Aug. 2, 1873. He has res. in L. since 1890. Works in stereoscopic view shop. Republican. No ch.
1. JOHN WETHERBEE, b. in Eng. about 1650, m. first, Sept. 18, 1672, Mary, dau. of John Howe, who built Longfellow's "Wayside Inn," Sudbury, Mass., for his country residence. (He was of the family of Sir Charles Howe, of Lancaster, Eng.) She was b. in Sudbury, Mass., Jan. 1654, d. June 5, 1684, m. second, Lydia Moore. He d. in Stowe, Mass., in 1711. Nine ch. (History of Woodstock, Vt., pp. 596-7-8.)
2. EPHRAIM WETHERBEE, son of John(1), m. first, in 1721, Elizabeth Hall, m. second, Sept. 18, 1732, Joanna, dau. of Benjamin Bellows(2) (See), b. in 1710, and a sister of Benjamin Bellows(3) (See), the founder of Walpole. Ephraim was one of the original proprietors of No. 4 (Charlestown), granted by Mass. in 1736. He was one of the three grantees who settled there. In 1737 he was a Lieut. and afterward a Capt. in the Mass. service. d. in Boston, Mass., Nov. 7, 1745. Twelve ch.
3. SAMUEL WETHERBEE, son of Ephraim(2), and Joanna, b. in Lunenburg, Mass., April 3, 1745, m. Susanna Johnson, b. Dec. 9, 1750, dau. of Capt. James and Susanna (Willard) Johnson. (Mrs. Susannah (Willard) Johnson wrote "The Captivity by the French and Indians of Mr. James Johnson and Family.") Samuel was a Capt. in the Rev. army that invaded Canada in 1775, Col. Wyman's Regt. Incorporator of Concord, Vt., 1781; settled there in 1787. Moderator. Representative. County Judge. He owned land in L., and it is said several of his children are buried in L., but there is no definite knowledge that he ever res. here. d. in Concord, Vt., Oct. 29, 1819. Ch.
4. DAVID WETHERBEE, son of John(1), b. about 1680, m. Mercy Brown and settled in Stow, Mass.
5. SILAS WETHERBEE, son of David(4), b. 1727, m. May 24, 1749, Betty Brown. He lived in a part of Stow which was included in the town of Boxboro', incorporated, 1783. He gave three acres for "a meating hous Lott," 1775, and in the building of a meeting-house he agreed to pay one quarter part. Selectman. His dau. Mary, b. Nov. 7, 1770, m. Isaac Batchellor (See).
1. GEORGE WETHERELL, b. Jan. 9, 1789, m. July 1, 1812, Polly, dau. of Daniel Walker, b. in Rutland, Mass., Jan. 7, 1789, d. in Haverhill, June 15, 1859, Universalist. He res. in L, most of the time from 1859 to 72. Woollen manufr. Universalist. Republican. d. in L. Dec. 23, 1872. Ch.
2. FRANKLIN GEORGE WETHERELL, son of George(1), b. in Hartland, Vt., Oct. 13, 1821, m. Jan. 1, 1851, Hannah Oliva, dau. of John Bowman (See), b. in L. July 16, 1829, Cong. He res. in L. from 1853 until he d., Feb. 7, 1897. Carpenter. Cong. Republican. Ch.
1. SILAS WHEELER, son of Joel, b. in 1744, m. June 5, 1767, Sally Miller, b. Oct. 22, 1745, d. in L. Nov. 27, 1821. He moved with his family from Petersham, Mass., to Westmoreland, and shortly after, in 1794, moved to L., where he res. until he d., July 14, 1823. Farmer. Ch.
2. VESPASIAN WHEELER, son of Silas(1), b. in Petersham, Mass., Feb. 12, 1773, m. March 6, 1809, Lydia, dau. of Ebenezer Moody, b. in Newburyport, Mass., Aug. 1, 1785, d. in L. Aug. 25, 1831. He res. in L. from 1794 until he d., March 3, 1851. Farmer and hotel-keeper. Ch. b. in L.
3. GEORGE WASHINGTON WHEELER, son of Silas(1), b. in Petersham, Mass., April 29, 1777, m. first, in 1805, Fanny, dau. of Thaddeus Bartlett, b. in Bethel, Me., in 1784, d. in L. Oct. 25, 1821, m. second, April 11, 1823, Mary, dau. of Joseph Chamberlain, b. in Newbury, Vt., in 1785, d. in L. Oct. 8, 1865. He res. in L. a large portion of the time from 1794 until he d., June 20, 1858. Farmer. Ch. by w. Fanny.
Ch. by w. Mary, b. in L.
4. TILLOTSON WHEELER, son of Silas(1) b. in Westmoreland, April 12, 1781, m. Feb. 26, 1824, Polly Campbell, b. in Putney, Vt., Feb. 3, 1790, d. in Webster, Mich., about 1880. He res. in L. from 1799 to 1829. Merchant. Appointed Major of 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, Nov. 8, 1822; vacated June 11, 1824. A.F. and A.M., Morning Dawn. d, m. Webster, Mich., March 11, 1855. Ch.
5. ANSON WHEELER, son of Silas(1), b. in Westmoreland, Sept. 28, 1790, m. Oct. 10, 1825, Martha, dau. of Paul Holland, b. in Newfane, Vt., June 14, 1803, d. in Ann Arbor, Mich., Ang. 25, 1870. tie res. in L. from 1795 to 1839. Blacksmith and farmer. Appointed Quartermaster of 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, Aug. 26, 1824; vacated Aug. 25, 1828. A.F. and A.M. d. in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 6, 1870. Ch. b. in L.
6. EBENEZER MOODY WHEELER, son of Vespasian(2), b. in L. Dec. 9, 1809, m. Feb. 25, 1844, Mary Louisa, dau. of Jacob Amsden b. in Durnmerston, Vt., Jan. 25, 1825. He res. in L. from birth to 1835; now res. in Helena, Montana. Harness-maker. Ch. b. in Waterford, Vt.
7. WILLIAM WHEELER, son of Vespasian(2), b. in L. Dec. 9, 1816, m. first, March 9, 1842, Lettice J., dau. of Elkanah Cobb (See), d. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., Aug. 8, 1849, m. second, June 10, 1851, Philena, dau. of Amos Hubbard (See), b. in L. Feb. 28, 1820. He res. in L. all his life. He d. Feb. 2, 1898. Farmer. Republican. Ch. by w. Philena.
8. DANA MILLER WHEELER. son of Vespasian(2), b. in L. July 24, 1819, m. Sept. 15, 1847, Phebe Stiles, b. June 1, 1826, d. St. Johnsbury, Vt., April 1, 1888. He res. in L., most of his life. Farmer. d. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., May 31, 1857. Ch. b. in L.
9. GILMAN WHEELER, son of Vespasian(2), b. in L. Feb. 27, 1822, m. Oct. 23, 1852, Eliza Emily, dau. of Oliver P. Brooks, b. in Dalton, Sept. 15, 1823, d. in Marlboro', Jan. 23, 1894, Cong. He res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Republican. Appointed Lieut. Col. 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, Aug. 9, 1847; vacated June 13, 1848. d. in L. May 24, 1893. Ch. b. in L.
10. WASHINGTON WHEELER, son of George Washington(3), b. in Lisbon in 1806, m. Celia Houghton, b. in Franconia, d. in Norwich, Vt., Aug. 1852, Baptist. He res. in L. from as early as 1827 to 1850. Laborer. Whig. d. in Nashua, Sept. 1850. Ch. b. in L.
11. SILAS WHEELER, son of Washington(10), b. in L. March 5, 1837, m. in 1866, Mary A., dau. of Moses Phillips, b. in Bethlehem, May 12, 1836, d. in Bethlehem, Oct. 6, 1880, Free Baptist. He res. in Bethlehem 19 years; the remainder of his life in L., where he d., Nov. 18, 1896. Farmer. Democrat. Co. D, 13th N.H. Inf. Private. G.A.R. Ch. b. in Bethlehem.
12. LEVI WHEELER, son of Major Amos Wheeler, b. March 28, 1775, was an early resident of Bethlehem. He m. Jerusha Barrett, b. in Winchendon, Mass., March 20, 1775, dau. of Thornton Barrett (See). She d. Feb. 3, 1833. He m. second, Widow Anna Sanborn, b. Oct. 1, 1782. He d. in Bethlehem, Nov. 15, 1850. She d. Nov. 17, 1853. Ch. b. in Bethlehem.
13. HENRY B. WHEELER, son of Levi(12), b. in Bethlehem, Feb. 20, 1797, m. Aug. 6, 1818, Charlotte, dau. of Ono Snow, b. in Bethlehem in 1799, d. Jan. 1834, m. second, Sally, widow of Joseph Bean and dau. of John Wallace (See), d. Dec. 24, 1889. Henry B. was a farmer. res, most of his life in Stoneham, Mass. d. in Newport, Sept. 6, 1883.
14. DENNIS WHEELER, son of Levi(12), b. in Bethlehem, Feb. 26, 1822, m. May 3, 1859, Eliza King, dau. of Lyman Blandin (See), b. in Bethlehem, March 19, 1831. He res. in L. since 1863. He d. April 10, 1899. Painter. Democrat. Selectman, 1873-4-86. Supt. of Town Schools 7 years. I.O.O.F. No ch.
15. JOSEPH WHEELER, b. about 1729; came to Chesterfield, it is supposed, from some town in Mass., although according to tradition he was Scotch by birth and descent. He d. about 1805. (History of Chesterfield, p. 486.)
16. JOHN WHEELER, son of Joseph(15), b. about 1768, m. in 1791, Lucy, dau. of Thomas Holmes. He d. in Concord, Vt., in 1838.
17. MOSES WHEELER, "late of Lunenburg, now resident in Groton," m. in Groton, Mass., Dec. 14, 1747, Elizabeth Holden, and removed to Charlestown. where he d. He was a soldier in the French and Indian Wars, and his physical prowess is a subject of notice in "History of Charlestown."
18. JOHN WHEELER, youngest of the eight children of Moses(17), b. in Charlestown, Oct. 31, 1768, m. 1788, pub. in Charlestown, Sept. 21, 1788, Hannah Thurston, dau. of Moses and Hannah (Sewall) Thurston of Hollis. The births of all the children of Moses Thurston are not recorded. It is probable the first Hannah died young, and Hannah, second, was the youngest child. Shua Thurston, a sister of Hannah, was the wife of Andrew Savage Crocker of Haverhill. John Wheeler settled in this town at the time of his marriage. He was a selectman six years, beginning 1790. He removed about 1800 from L. to Northern Vermont and a few years later to Ohio. Ch.
1. ARCHIPPCS WHEELOCK, b. in Concord or Lexington, Mass., Jan. 22, 1765, m. April 1, 1787, Mary or Molly, dau. of Capt. Aaron Sanborn, b. in Sanbornton, April 26, 1768, d. in Newport, Vt., Aug. 29, 1838. He res. in L. from 1809 to 1826. Farmer. Cong. Rev. soldier (Mass. Rev. Rolls). d. in Newport, Vt., Feb. 16, 1847. (Hist. of Sanbornton, pp. 842-3.) Ch. b. in Sanbornton.
2. AMASA WHEELOCK, son of Archippus(1), b. in Sanbornton, Aug. 29, 1788, m. May 15, 1808, Sally, dau. of Josiah Burleigh, b. in Sanbornton, July 4, 1790, d. April 24, 1872. He res. in L. from 1809 to 1826. Farmer. Appointed Quartermaster 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, Aug. 14, 1818. A.F. and A.M., Morning Dawn. d. in Newport, Vt., Dec. 2, 1844. Ch. all but Josiah, b. in L.
3. PETER WHEELOCK, son of Archippus(1), b. in Sanhornton, Aug. 5, 1789, m. Dorothy Fuller. He res. in L. from 1812 to 1826. Farmer. d. in Newport, Vt., Feb. 7, 1861. Ch. all but Melissa, b. in L.
4. AARON SANBORN WHEELOCK, son of Archippus(1), b. in Sanbornton, July 8, 1791, m. Nov. 16, 1817, Anna, dau. of Jonathan Bowman (See), b. in Henniker, April 6, 1798, d. in L. Feb. 3, 1873. He res. in L. from 1810 until he d., April 5, 1863. Seven ch., five sons and two daughters.
1. THOMAS WHITTIER, b. in Eng., 1620 or 1622. Sailed from Southampton for New England with John Rolf and others, April 24, 1638. He lived in Salisbury, Newbury, and later in Haverhill, Mass. He subscribed to the freeman's oath, 1666. He m. Ruth, a sister of John Rolf of Salisbury. The record of marriage styles her as Ruth Green; possibly this was her second marriage. He d. Nov. 28, 1696. The house in Haverhill in which he lived is owned by the Whittier Memorial Asssociation.
2. NATHANIEL WHITTIER, the sixth of the ten children of Thomas(1), b. in Haverhill, Aug. 11, 1658, m. Aug. 26, 1685, Mary Osgood, m. second, June, 1710, Widow Mary Ring. He d. July 18, 1722. His widow d. July 19, 1742.
3. REUBEN WHITCHER, son of Nathaniel(2), b. in Salisbury, March 17, 1685/6, m. Dec. 19, 1708, Deborah Pillsbury of Newbury. He lived in Salisbury. Soldier, 1710. He d. Nov. 18, 1722. His widow m. second, 1724, Zachariah Eastman. In this lineage the name appears without notice, Whittier and Whitcher. The Grafton County families and immediate ancestors write the name Whitcher.
4. JOSEPH WHITCHER, son of Reuben(3), b. in Salisbury, May 2, 1721, m. Jan. 13, 1743, Martha Evans. Three of his brothers settled in Rockingham County. He d. in Salisbury, Mass.
5. CHASE WHITCHER, son of Joseph(4), b. in Salisbury, Mass., Oct. 6, 1753, m. July 6, 1777, Hannah Morrill, b. June 19, 1758. Previous to his marriage he was one of the early settlers of Warren.
6. WILLIAM WHITCHER, son of Chase(5), b. in Warren, May 23, 1783, m. 1806, Mary Noyes, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah (Collins) Noyes of Landaff. He d. in Benton, March 4, 1859. Among sixteen children, Susan M. m. George W. Mann (See). Ira, Chase, and Daniel were active men in business and political affairs.
7. SAMUEL WHITCHER, son of William(6) b. in Benton, Aug. 24, 1814, m. May 4, 1840, Emily Quimby. He d. in Easton, 1880.
8. DAVID SIMEON WHITCHER, son of Samuel(7), b. in East Landaff (now Easton), Nov. 30, 1846. unm. He was educated in Landaff common schools; N. Conference Seminary; and New Hampton Literary Institution. He commenced the study of law, Nov. 10, 1873, with C. W. and E. D. Rand, and later with Bingham and Mitchell, and was admitted to the Bar in Haverhill, March term, 1876. He practised in L. 4 years, when ill health compelled him to give up his work. He d. in Easton, March 14, 1881. Supervisor, 1878. J.P.
1. JOHN WHITCOMB, a native of Dorchester, Eng., was of Dorchester, Mass., 1632, Scituate, 1644, and of Lancaster as early as 1652.
2. JOSIAH WHITCOMB, son of John(1), m. Dec. 4, 1664, Rebecca Waters of Lancaster. He was a selectman, and commander of the garrison. He lived in the part of Lancaster now Bolton, where he d. April 12, 1718.
3. DAVID WHITCOMB, son of Josiah(2), b. Feb. 20, 1668, m. May 31, 1700, Mary Fairbanks, d. in Lancaster, 1727.
4. BENJAMIN WHITCOMB, son of David(3), b. about 1710, was a deacon and an active citizen of Leominster, where he d. 1778.
5. JOHN WHITCOMB, son of Benjamin(4), b. in Leominster, May 20, 1759, m. 1780, Abigail Chapin. Revolutionary soldier, removed to Franconia and to Landaff, now Easton, where he d. 1813. Benjamin Whitcomb and Nathaniel Whitcomb, of Lisbon, were his brothers.
6. JOSHIAH WHITCOMB, son of John(5), b. in Franconia, May 4, 1794, m. Aug. 30, 1818, Eunice Raymond. He d. in Bath, June 26, 1880.
7. HORACE WHITCOMB, son of Josiah(6), b. in Landaff, Nov. 9, 1821, m. July 17, 1844, Betsey Runels Farmer, dau. of Jedidiah Farmer (See). He lived in Bethlehem, Littleton, Stewartstown, Columbia, again in Bethlehem, and removed to Bath, 1867, where he now res. Ch.
8. CURTIS WHITCOMB, son of Josiah(6), b. in Landaff, June 16, 1830, m. Oct. 21, 1854, Minerva, dau. of Ira Howland, b. in Easton, Sept. 18, 1838, d. in L. May 17, 1895, Advent. He has res. in L. since 1889. Teamster. Advent. Democrat. Ch. b. in Bethlehem.
1. BETHUEL WHITE, b. Dec. 1, 1771, m. first, Feb. 25, 1796, Margery Daniel, b. in Westmoreland, Nov. 12, 1773, d. in L. Nov. 23, 1808 (sister of Mrs. David Rankin), m. second, Dec. 21, 1809, Ruth Gates Whipple. He res. in L. from 1800 to 1814. Merchant. Selectman, 1806. After 1814 they emigrated to Ky. Ch. by w. Margery, all but Sophronia b. in L.
2. THOMAS WHITE, b. in Londonderry, now Derry, in 1805, m. in 1824, Caroline Sanborn, b. in Sanbornton, Aug. 30, 1802, d. in L. Aug. 9, 1892. He res. in L. from 1847 until he d., May 9, 1880. Cabinetmaker. Democrat. Ch. all but Laura b. in Sanbornton.
3. JOSEPH WHITE, son of John, b. in Canada about 1833, m. June, 1864, Almena, dau. of John La Force, b. in Canada, March 8, 1848, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1868. Mason. Roman Catholic. Ch. all but Alexander b. in L.
4. ROYAL PRESCOTT WHITE, son of Andrew, b. in Clinton, N.Y., March 22, 1854, m. Dec. 29, 1880, Nellie M., dau. of George M. Stevens, b. in Manchester, Aug. 20, 1858, Cong. He has res. in L. since 1880. Merchant. Republican. Ch.
1. THOMAS WHITESIDE, son of William, b. near Newry, Province of Ulster, Ireland, Dec. 20, 1858. He was educated in the government schools of Ireland, Wilbraham, Mass., Academy, and grad. Boston University School of Theology. 1891. He was ordained deacon in the New England Conference, 1888, and elder in the New Hampshire Conference, 1892. His appointments have been: Antrim, 1889-92; Lawrence, Mass., St. Mark's, 1892-93; Exeter, 1894. Supernumerary, 1895, and the year given to travel and study. Franklin Falls, 1896-98; L. 1898-1900, and Portsmouth, 1900 ----. He m. March 18, 1896, Maria Rohr Davis. He has made frequent contributions to the secular and religious press, is an officer of the Anti-Saloon League, and has served on Conference Committees. Ch.
1. SOLOMON WHITING, b. in 1751, m. Asenath Cook, b. in 1751, d. in L. Dec. 4, 1819. He came to L. from Winchester in 1801, and res. in L. until he d., Dec. 8, 1836. Bellows-maker and blacksmith, first in L. Ch.
2. SOLOMON WHITING, son of Solomon(1), b. in Manchester, Nov. 1, 1791, m. June 30, 1823, Maria, dau. of Robert Chariton (See), b. in L. June 24, 1794, d. in L. Nov. 15. 1892. He res. in L. all his life except seven years. d. in L. Aug. 27, 1886. Ch. b. in L.
3. ROBERT CHARLTON WHITING, son of Solomon(2), b. in L. April 4, 1833, m. Nov. 1, 1870, Ellen Josephine, dau. of William Henry Harrison Millen (See), b. in L. Aug. 10, 1845, Cong. She m. second, Loren C. Austin (See). Robert res. in L. all his life. Lumber manufr. Methodist. Republican. d. in L. March 14, 1874. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch.
4. FOSTER WHITING, son of Leonard, b. in Lisbon, Aug. 17, 1849, m. April 14, 1876, Elmira Gilman, dau. of Rinaldo Dodge (See), b. in Lisbon, March 15, 1853. He has res. in L. since 1882. Farmer. Republican. Ch.
1. ABIJAH J. WHITMORE, son of Abijah, pub. Oct. 29, 1807, Hannah, dau. of Luther Thompson (See), b. in L., d. in L. Sept. 26, 1813. He res. in L. from 1807 to 13. Brick mason. Ch. b. in L.
1. ROBERT WHITAKER, son of Lawrence, b. Elm Shore, Lancashire, Eng., Nov. 1800, m. first, in 1818, Ann, dau. of John Barnes, b. Elm Shore, Lancashire, Eng., March 31, 1798, d. in L. Feb. 19, 1861, Episcopal, m. second, July 4, 1862, Martha Buckley. He res. in L. from 1856 until he d., May 3, 1873. Wool-dyer. Episcopal. Democrat. Ch. by w. Ann.
2. ROBERT HENRY WHITTAKER, son of Robert(1), b. in Elm Shore, Lancashire, Eng., April 16, 1830, m. first, Nov. 1858, Sarah Ann, dau. of Jotham Gerry, b. in Kittery, Me., in 1836, d. in Haverhill, Mass., in 1860, m. second, May, 1864, Maria, dau. of Charles Webster, b. in Bethel, Vt., in 1842. Divorced, m. third, Dec. 9, 1875, Margaret Ellen, dau. of Daniel Harrington (See), b. in Barnet, Vt., in 1849, Roman Catholic. She m. first, ---- Colby. Robert has res. in L. since 1868. Merchant. Democrat. A.F. and A.M. Ch. by w. Maria.
3. JOSEPH LAWRENCE WHITTAKER, son of Robert(1), b. in Lowell, Mass., Feb. 2, 1833, m. Jan. 22, 1860, Almeda Fannie, dau. of Levi Streeter (See), b. in Lisbon, Jan. 13, 1839. He res. in L. from 1856 to 76. Wool-dyer. Episcopal. Democrat. Fire ward, 1873-4-5. Ch. b. in L.
4. GEORGE SAMUEL WHITTAKER, son of Robert(1), b. in Holliston, Mass., Aug. 11, 1841, m. Aug. 16, 1864, Paulina Arilla, dau. of Israel Foster, b. in Andover, Mass., Jan. 10, 1843, Episcopal. He has res. in L. from 1856 to 61; 1862 to 63, and since 1880. Wool-dyer. Democrat. Fire ward, 1882. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. Ch. b. in Groveland, Mass.
5. ARTHUR WHITTAKER, son of George Samuel(4), b. in Groveland, Mass., Feb. 14, 1869, m. Dec. 5, 1894, Addie Louise, dau. of Henry B. Burnham (See), b. in L. Dec. 25, 1871, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1880. Expressman. Episcopal. Democrat. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com.
1. CHARLES C. WILDER, son of Willis, b. in Bethlehem, Feb. 14, 1816, m. first, March 26, 1846, Elizabeth, dau. of Timothy Green (See), b. in Chelsea, Mass., Feb. 9, 1820, d. in Camnbridgeport, Mass., Feb. 25, 1876, m. second, in 1878, Louvia Clark, b. in Stanstead, P.Q. He res. in L. from 1852 to 64. Merchant. Republican. d. in Dorchester, Mass., July 15, 1881. Ch. by w. Louvia, b. in Dorchester, Mass.
1. PHILIP CLEMENT WILKINS, son of Daniel, b. in Sharon, Vt. (?), Aug. 7, 1803, m. Oct. 1832, Phebe S. Patterson, b. in New Boston, April 1, 1811, d. in L. March, 1880, Cong. He res. in L. from 1832 until he d., May 18, 1887. Farmer and surveyor. Cong. Republican. Selectman, 1835-6-7-9-40. J.P. Ch. b. in L.
2. DANIEL WILKINS, son of Philip Clement(1), b. in L. Oct. 7, 1833, m. first, Georgianna Dorman, b. in Boxford, Mass., d. in 1862, m. second, June 10, 1863, Sarah, dau. of Rev. Carey Russell, Cong. She m. second, Rev. Charles E. Harrington (See). Daniel res. in L. all his life. d. in L. July, 1886. Civil engineer. Ch. by w. Georgianna.
Ch. by w. Sarah.
3. LUTHER C. WILKINS, son of Philip Clement(1) b. in L. Dec. 12, 1843, m. May 28, 1874, Clara, dau. of Franklin Walker (See), b. in L. May 6, 1852. He res. in L. from birth to 1887. Farmer and lawyer. J.P. A.F. and A.M. d. in Pasco, Wash. Aug. 28, 1896. Ch. b. in L.
4. HUGH DORMAN WILKINS, son of Daniel(2), b. in L. Jan. 8, 1860, m. Aug. 29, 1882, Lizzie Florence, dau. of Riley Smith Simpson (See), b. in L. Oct. 26, 1861. He has res. in L. all his life. Glover. Republican. No ch.
5. DOXIE WILKINS, son of Jethro, b. in N.C., July 5, 1851, m. first, April 18, 1874, Eliza, dau. of James Willey, b. in Chester, Vt., in 1850, d. in L. May, 1889, m. second, May, 1894, Lilla Colts, b. in Washington, D.C., June, 1871. She m. first, ---- Dewey. He has res. in L. since 1865. Laborer. Cong. Republican. Contraband. Waiter Co. D, 13th N.H. Inf. Not enlisted. Ch.
1. PETER E. WILLARD, son of Peter, b. in Sutton, Vt., June 1, 1829, m. first, June 9, 1852, Lorinda, dau. of Nathan Applebee(2), (See), b. in L. Oct. 14, 1832, d. in L. Sept. 7, 1869, m. second, Jan. 18, 1870, Melissa, dau. of Stephen Smith, b. Aug. 28, 1829. She m. second, ---- Sanborn. Peter res. in L. from 1850 to 1871. Farmer. Methodist. Democrat. d. in Bridgewater, Mass., Jan. 24, 1891. Ch. by w. Lorinda, b. in L.
1. JOSEPH WILLETT, son of Baptiste, b. in Canada, June 22, 1868, m. June 15, 1881, Georgianna, dau. of John George Skeene, b. in Canada, Dec. 25, 1868, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1891. Farmer. Roman Catholic. Ch. b. in Canada.
1. CHESTER JOSEPH WILLEY, son of Chester S., b. in Concord, Vt., Jan. 18, 1864, m. Oct. 8, 1888, Alice L., dau. of Bradford Kinne (See), b. in L. Jan. 30, 1870. He has res. in L. since 1881. Methodist. Republican. Ch.
1. JAMES WILLIAMS, son of Samuel and Phebe Williams, b. in Andover, Mass., Aug. 22, 1759, m. 1786, Susannah, dau. of Enoch and Jemima (Sprague) Merrill, b. in Methuen, Mass., March 27, 1767, d. in L. Aug. 16, 1820. He res. in L. from 1789 until he d., June 14, 1822. Farmer and hotel-keeper. Rev. soldier. Enlisted as a private in Capt. Seth Drew's Co., Col. Ebenezer Sprout's Regt., Mass. Continental Line, in March, 1781, and was discharged Dec. 19, 1783. He was active and useful in town affairs. Town Records give hin the title of Capt. Selectman, 1790-2-4-9-1801-7. Moderator, 1801-2. Treasurer, 1807-8. Representative, 1794. First postmaster in L., appointed Sept. 30, 1802, located in what is now called North L. (Travels in New England, by Timothy Dwight, Vol. II. pp. 123 and 296.) Ch.
2. JAMES WILLIAMS, son of James(1), b. in L. Nov. 15, 1791. pub. Feb. 5, 1815, Candace Billings. He res. in L. from birth to 1826. Farmer in L. and later hotel-keeper in Waterford, Vt., and Haverhill. He d. in Plymouth, about 1840; buried in L. A.F. and A.M., Morning Dawn. Ch.
3. MERRILL WILLIAMS, son of James(1), b. in L. Oct. 2, 1793. pub. Dec. 1, 1819, Lauretta, dau. of Thomas West, b. in Montpelier, Vt., in 1794, Universalist. He res. in L. from birth to 1820. Farmer and hotel-keeper. Universalist. Appointed Postmaster of North L., April 1, 1819. A.F. and A.M., Morning Dawn. d. in Greensboro', Vt., 1859. Ch.
4. FRANKLIN BILLINGS WILLIAMS, son of James(2), b. in Cabot, Vt., May 12, 1817, m. in 1840, Ellen Arter, b. in Liverpool, Eng., Nov. 5, 1820. She d. July 1, 1898. He res. in L. from 1843 until he d., Feb. 6, 1892. Farmer. Republican. Co. I, 1st N.H.H. Art. Private. Ch.
5. JAMES ARTER WILLIAMS, son of Franklin Billings(4), b. in Waterford, Vt., June 19, 1841, m. Aug. 21, 1862, Elizabeth, dau. of Abijah Bowman (See), b. in L. June 29, 1838. He res. in L. from 1842 until he d., March 1, 1888. Farmer. Republican. Ch. all but Ellen b. in L.
6. CLARK BURTON WILLIAMS, son of Franklin Billings(4), b. in L. March 25, 1858, m. Aug. 31, 1879, Jennie Elms, dm of Thomas Bickford(2) (See), b. in Ashland, June 9, 1861, Cong. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Republican. Ch. all but Maud b. in L.
7. SAMUEL WILLIAMS, m. Sobriety Bamford, dau. of Robert. He lived in Barrington and Lee, d. in Lee, 1795.
8. ROBERT WILLIAMS, son of Samuel(7), b. in Barrington or Lee, 1749, m. ---- Pinkham, and settled in Allenstown. Removed about 1786 to Enfield, where he d., May 14, 1823.
9. ROBERT WILLIAMS, son of Robert(8), b. in Allenstown, Feb. 6, 1784, m. June 29, 1808, Mercy Hardy of Hopkinton.
10. SYLVESTER P. WILLIAMS, son of Rev. Robert(7), b. in Canaan, April 16, 1809, m. first, July 20, 1834, Persis, dau. of Nathaniel Partridge (See), b. in Lyman, May 2, 1809, d. in Newbury, Vt., April 1, 1848, m. second, Sept. 3, 1848, Mary Esty, dau. of Niles Aldrich, b. in Windham, Vt., June 29, 1824, d. in Poultney, Vt., Sept. 6, 1856, m. third, in 1856, Sarah, dau. of Asa Crandall, b. in Warrensburg, N.Y., Aug. 15, 1827. He was converted at an early age and joined the Methodist Church. He was ordained Deacon in that church by Bishop Roberts, in Lyndon, Vt., Aug. 12, 1832; Elder by Bishop Hedding, in West Windsor, Vt., Aug. 10, 1834. His appointments Were: Bristol, 1830; Northfield and Gilmanton, 1831; Bristol, 1832; Landaff, 1833; Lancaster, 1834-5; Rochester, Vt., 1836-7; Chelsea, Vt., 1838-9; Brookfield and Randolph, Vt., 1840-1; Agent American Bible Society, 1842-3; Presiding Elder, Danville, Vt., District, 1844 to 7; Newbury, Vt., 1848; Montpelier, Vt., 1849; Plattsburg, N.Y., 1850-1; Schuylerville, N.Y., 1852-3; Garrettson Station, Albany, N.Y., 1854-5; Presiding Elder, Poultney, Vt., District, 1856 to 9; Bennington, Vt., 1860; Levings Chapel, Troy, N.Y., 1861-2; North and Centre Chatham, N.Y., 1863; Rensselaerville, N.Y., 1864; Supernumerary, 1865; Columbia and Seneca, Cal., 1866; Warrensburg, N.Y., 1867-8; Supernumerary, 1869; Superannuate, Marengo, Ill., 1870, until he d., Sept. 14, 1874. He res. in L. during a part of the time he was Presiding Elder, 1843 to 1845. Appointed Postmaster, North L., Oct. 25, 1843. Ch. by w. Persis.
Ch. by w. Mary.
Ch. by w. Sarah.
11. JEREMIAH S. WILLIAMS, son of Hezekiah, b. in Orford, July 1, 1836, m. June 18, 1858, Delia, dau, of John Watson, b. in Thetford, Vt., July 16, 1843. He has res. in L. since 1878. Glover. Republican. Ch.
12. JAMES W. WILLIAMS, son of Moses, b. in Waterford, Vt., Dec. 28, 1855, m. Oct. 9, 1888, Edith Victoria, dau. of Henry Sampson, b. in Whitefield, April 28, 1864. He has res. in L. since 1889. Glover. Democrat. No ch.
13. ELLSWORTH JACOB WILLIAMS, son of Jacob, b. in Concord, Vt., May 12, 1863, m. July 21, 1883, Ella Maria, dau. of Martin Whitney Hatch (See), b. in Bethlehem, July 6, 1862. Divorced, m. second, Nov. 30, 1895, Blanche S., dau. of George O. W. Hatch (See), b. in L. Jan. 1, 1879. He has res. in L. since 1883. Farmer. Republican. Ch. by w. Ella.
14. CLARENCE W. WILLIAMS, son of A. W., b. in Greensboro', Vt., Nov. 12, 1863, m. April 10, 1885, Lilla A., dau. of Augustus Willard Streeter (See), b. in Bethlehem, April 23, 1866, Methodist. He res. in L. from 1879 to 1886. Merchant. Methodist. Now res. in Concord. Ch.
15. JOHN HAZEN WILLIAMS, son of Jacob, b. in Bath, Nov. 18, 1843. m. first, July 4, 1862, Helen Mar, dau. of Albert L. Lewis (See), b. in L. April 20, 1846. Divorced. She m. second, Andrew J. Clogston (See). John Hazen m. second, Hattie, dau. of Oliver Locke, b. April 17, 1856, d. April 12, 1896. He has res. in L. at several different times, the last since 1889. Laborer. Ch. by w. Helen.
Ch. by w. Hattie.
16. ROGER WILLIAMS, the founder of Rhode Island, was a minister of the Church of England and later a Nonconformist. He sailed from Bristol, Eng., Dec. 1, 1630, and was soon established as a minister at Salem, Mass. He was accused of heretical opinions. The story of his contention with the clergy and the hostility of the colonists, his banishment from Massachusetts, and his active and rewarded labors in founding the colony of Rhode Island is familiar to every student of history. If he contended for a greater freedom of conscience, he consistently yielded as much to all others. In his words: "I desire not that liberty to myself which I would not freely and impartially weigh out to all the consciences of the world. . . . That each town and division of people, yea, and each person, may freely enjoy what worship, what ministry, what maintenance to afford them, their soul desireth." He was b. 1599, d. 1683. His wife Mary d. 1676. Six ch.
17. DANIEL WILLIAMS, son of Roger(16), b. Feb. 1641/2, lived in Providence, R.I. He m. Dec. 7, 1676, Rebecca (Rhodes) Power, widow of Nicholas Power and dau. of Zachariah and Joan (Arnold) Rhodes. He d. May 14, 1712. His widow d. 1727. Seven ch.
18. PELEG WILLIAMS, son of Daniel(17), b. in Providence, R.I., date unknown. Elizabeth Carpenter, dau. of Timothy and Hannah (Burton) Carpenter and granddau. of William and Elizabeth (Arnold) Carpenter, all of Providence, R.I. He divided above 1400 acres of land among his five sons. He d. in Johnston, R.I., 1766.
19. PELEG WILLIAMS, son of Peleg(18), b. 1719, m. Mary Sheldon, who was the mother of his eight children. She d. after 1764. He m. second, Rebecca (Williams) Thayer, b. April 20, 1735, widow of David Thayer and dau. of Roger and Elizabeth (Walling) Williams. He d. in Johnston, R.I., Jan. 31, 1809. She d. Feb. 16, 1816. Eight ch.
20. PELEG WILLIAMS, son of Peleg(19), b. in Providence, R.I., 1740. At the age of fifteen years he served in the French and Indian Wars. About 1762 he settled in Charlestown. He m. Dec. 10, 1765, Sarah Wheeler, b. Sept. 4, 1748, dau. of Moses Wheeler(17) (See). He lived in Charlestown a considerable part of the time until 1781, when he removed to this town. He was a soldier in the Revolution, serving in the siege of Boston, 1775. In his application for a pension it is alleged that he was a quartermaster in Col. Bedel's regiment at Ticonderoga in 1776, but his name does not appear on the regimental rolls. He was commissioned a first lieutenant Nov. 7, 1776, and assigned to Capt. Jason Wait's company, Col. Joseph Cilley's regiment, of Continental line. The following year he was in this State a short time gathering recruits for the regiment; but in the summer of 1777 he was with the army in the retreat from Ticonderoga, and in the victories over Burgoyne in the autumn of that year. Again he was furloughed on recruiting service, and returning to the army, he resigned at Valley Forge, Pa., May 10, 1778. He was an educated, capable man, and his employment in town affairs is stated in Volume I.; but he was captious and choleric, and often in contention with his neighbors and family. In fact, he did not adjust his domestic affairs with sagacity or with a reasonable expectation of serenity. A few years previous to the Revolution he visited his native State, and there, unmindful of his wife and babes at Charlestown, he m. in Johnston, R.I., Feb. 3, 1771, Rhoda Winsor, b. May 13, 1747, dau. of Elder Samuel Winsor. The conditions did not invite the essential elements of domestic felicity. It is tradition that for a few years the two wives were in this town, each having a home with their children. The wife Rhoda returned to Rhode Island, where she d. 1796. The wife Sarah was a resolute, brawny woman, equally steadfast in attack or defence. Lieut. Williams was occasionally absent from town, and if he and the wife Sarah did not always enjoy a peaceful home, they existed in one household in this town nearly forty years. He d. while on a journey to collect his pension, in March, 1821. The wife Sarah obtained a widow's pension, and lived in this town to an advanced age. She d. Dec. 24, 1843. The gravestone asserts that she was 99 years, 3 months, and 9 days of age. The date of her birth is recorded Old Style, and making the required correction of eleven days, her age at death was 95 years, 3 months, 9 days. Of the children there is no satisfactory record. The available evidence establishes the presence of the following,