History Of Littleton New Hampshire
Edited By James R. Jackson In Three Volumes Vol. III
Genealogy Compiled By George C. Furber Revised And Enlarged By Ezra S. Stearns
Published For The Town By The University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1905
THE genealogy of Littleton was compiled by GEORGE C. FURBER in 1896 and printed in 1897-8.
A fire destroyed the work in 1898 and made necessary a reprint,
which was prepared under the supervision of EZRA S. STEARNS.
The extent of the errata is chiefly due to incorrect material furnished by individuals concerning their ancestry.
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. JOHN BEAN emigrated to America and res. in Exeter, where he d. about 1718. He m. before coming to America, and lost his w. on the passage, or soon after his arrival. m. second, about 1660, Margaret ----, a Scotch-Irish Presbyterian girl, said to have come over in the same vessel.
2. JAMES BEAN, son of John(1), b. in Exeter, Dec. 17, 1672, was twice m., and Edward(8) was a son by his first w., name unknown. He had at least six ch. by his second w. Her descendants are numerous. James d. in Kingston, Jan. 6, 1733.
3. EDWARD BEAN, son of James(2), b. in Exeter, between 1690 and 1695. Name of w. unknown. Selectman of Nottingham, 1733-4. d. in Nottingham.
4. EDWARD BEAN, son of Edward(3), b. in Exeter, about 1722, m. first, Elizabeth ----, m. second, Joanna, dau. of John and Sarah (Godfrey) Redman, baptized in Hampton, Aug. 27, 1732, d. Jan. 18, 1784. Edward d. in Gilmanton, Feb. 24, 1807.
5. LEVI BEAN, son of Edward(4), b. in Nottingham, March 10, 1765, m. Oct. 14, 1784, Elizabeth, widow of Abraham Folsom and dau. of John Moody, b. March 13, 1756, d. July 31, 1838. Eight ch. Levi d. in Chelsea, Vt., Nov. 17, 1842
6. DAVID BEAN, son of Levi(5), b. in Gilmanton, Jan. 25, 1786, m. first, May 8, 1814, Ruth, dau. of Ono and Mary (Kimball) Snow, b. Nev. 23, 1797, d. March 13, 1842. m. second, Elizabeth, dau. of Henry Crooks (See), b. in Winchendon, Mass., May 31, 1794. David. d. in Bethlehem, April 2, 1849.
7. PORTUS WHEELER BEAN, son of David(6), b. in Bethlehem, Feb. 2, 1818, m. Oct. 22, 1845, Mary Jane, dau. of Frederic Durlam, b. Concord, Vt., March 17, 1826. Methodist. He res. in L. from 1868 until he d., Dec. 28, 1896. Farmer. Democrat. Ch.
8. LESLIE FREDERIC BEAN, son of Portus Wheeler(7), b. in Bethlehem, Feb. 28, 1854, m. Feb. 26, 1879, Minnie, dau. of Nelson Henderson, b. in Berlin, N.Y., Nov. 11, 1861, d. in L. Dec. 24, 1891. He has res. in L. since 1882. Farmer and butcher. Representative, 1891-2. Member Town School Board, 1891-2-3; Auditor of same, 1895. Democrat. I.O.O.F. Ch.
9. ALvAH WILLIAM BEAN, son of Portus Wheeler(7), b. in Bethlehem, Jan. 18, 1861, m. May 10, 1883, Estella Adelina, dau. of John D. Candler (See), b. in L. April 27, 1859. He has res. in L, most of the time since 1868. Coal and wood merchant. Democrat. Ch.
10. JOHN BEAN, b. in 1807, m. Ruby Dexter, res. in Franconia, d. in 1868. He was bro. of David Bean(13).
11. FRANK E. BEAN, son of John(10), b. in Franconia, Feb. 22, 1845, m. Sept. 22, 1869, Elmira M., dau. of Edson E. Merrill, b. in Laudaff, Oct. 30, 1851. Methodist. She. has res. in L. since 1893. He never res. in L. Ice merchant. Republican. d. in N.Y. City, April 11, 1889. Ch. b. in N.Y. City.
12. WILL BEAN, son of James R., and grandson of John(10), b. in Franconia, April 18, 1867, m. July 5, 1887, Lizzie, dau. of Joseph Greenwood, b. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., March 3, 1869. Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1880. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
13. DAVID BEAN, brother of John(10), b. 1810, m. Amanda Hatch Davenport, b. Peacham, Vt., 1810. Blacksmith. res. in L. from 1849 until he d. 1854. She d. Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 17, 1881. Ch. b. in Bethlehem.
14. DAVID BEAN, b. in Exeter or Kingston, m. March 28, 1736, Mary Judkins. He res. in Brentwood, Chester, and Sandwich. d. in Sandwich.
15. JOHN BEAN, son of David(14), b. in Brentwood, Aug. 29, 1748, m. Lettice, dau. of John Alls of Peterborough, b. Oct. 1, 1749. He d. in Moultonboro, Feb. 21, 1836. Thirteen ch.
16. JAMES ALLS BEAN, son of John(15), b. in Moultonboro, July 14, 1778, m. first, Sept. 5, 1801, Eleanor, dau. of Benjamin Bean of Tuftonboro, b. March 9, 1780, d. March 2, 1810, m. second, Dorothy, dau. of Daniel Moulton, d. Jan. 5, 1844. He res. in Sandwich, where he d. Nov. 25, 1843. Two ch.
17. ORLANDO BEAN, son of James Alls(16), b. in Sandwich, July 8, 1805, m. Nov. 9, 1826, Mehitable Simpson, dau. of Bradbury Prescott, b. Aug. 20, 1805; she m. second, Darius Abbott, d Sept. 5, 1885. Orlando res. in Sandwich, where he d. Nov. 2, 1843. Four ch.
18. JAMES MORES BEAN, son of Orlando(17), b. in Sandwich, Aug. 27, 1827, m. Dec. 8, 1847, Grace, dau. of Samuel Ethridge of Sandwich, b. Dec. 20, 1824, d. Rockford, Ill., Oct. 22, 1896. He was educated in the common schools of Sandwich and N.H. Conference Seminary. He received a local preacher's license Nov. 1, 1851, and studied and preached until the winter of 1857, when he entered the Methodist Biblical Institute, Concord, from which he grad. in June, 1861. He was ordained a Methodist Dea. in Concord, July 15, 1858; Elder in Dover, April 16, 1865. His ministry has been as follows: Bow, 1860 to 1861; Rumney, 1861 to 1863; Landaff, 1863 to 1865; Haverhill, 1865 to 1868; Loudon, 1868 to 1869; L., 1869 to 1870; Savanna, Ill., 1871 to 1873; Prairie Centre, Ill., 1873 to 1876. Poor health then compelled him to take a superannuate relation, and he moved to Lanark, Ill., where he d. April 20, 1895. Republican. Sec. of Grafton Co. Bible Society, 1862 to 1866. Ch.
19. BENIAH J. BEAN, son of Beniah, b. in Thornton in 1822, m. Caroline A., dau. of Ebenezer Streeter, b. in Lisbon, May 16, 1835. He res. in L. from 1855 to 1867. Farmer. Co. G, 2d N.H. Inf. Private. Ch.
20. JOHN BEAN, son of Arthur, b. in Canada, July 11, 1837, m. Oct. 17, 1868, Mary, dau. of Avery George, b. in Monroe, Sept. 29, 1848, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1852. Mason. Roman Catholic. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
1. REv. JAMES MILLIGAN BEATTIE, son of John, b. in Colenharn, N.Y., Sept. 2, 1811, grad. Union Coll. and studied for the ministry in Scotland. He grad. University Edinburgh. Returning to his native State, he was a private tutor several years, and was installed 1844 over the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Old School, of Ryegate, Vt. The parish included a portion of the adjoining town of Barnet. During the forty years of successful ministry he was an efficient promoter of schools, and was pres. of the trustees of Peacham Academy. He m. 1856 Margaret Sophia Neilson, dau. of John and Mary (Finlay) Neilson of Ryegate, Vt. He d. March 12, 1884.
2. WILLIAM JOHNSTONE BEATTIE, son of James Milligan(1), b. in Ryegate, Vt., Sept. 6, 1865, m. May 29, 1890, Elizabeth Arnold, dau. of Charles M. Tuttle (See), b. in L. July 27, 1866. Unitarian. Graduated from L. High School, 1884. Attended St. Johnsbury Academy, 1885. He has res. in L. since May, 1889. Received his academical education at St. Johnsbury, Vt., and then spent four years in Bellevue Hospital Medical College, N.Y. City. Physician. Republican. Board of Health, 1891. Representative, 1899-1900. K.P. Ch. b. in L.
1. JAMES W. BECK, b. in London, Eng., Jan. 3, 1857, m. Jan. 22, 1878, Caroline Ivia, dau. of Andrew Lafrance, b. in Durham, P.Q., May 6, 1860. He has res. in L. since 1893. Farmer. Ch.
1. CHARLES WARREN BEDELL, SOU of Timothy and grandson of Cyrus, b. in Bath, May 23, 1839, m. Aug. 29, 1855, Mary Evaline, dau. of Human Pennock, b. Feb. 1, 1843, d. April 16, 1896. He has res. in L. since 1868. Farmer. Republican. Selectman, 1889. J.P. Master White Mt. Grange, 1889-90-1. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. No ch.
2. THOMAS JUDSON BEDELL, son of Abram, b. in Gardiner, Me., July 30, 1834, m. Oct. 16, 1855, Amanda, dau. of Ransome Hicks, b. June, 1838. He has res. in L. most of the time since 1882. Farmer. Baptist. Republican. Ch. b. in Jefferson.
3. LEWIS E. BEDELL, son of Thomas Judson(2), b. in Jefferson, Aug. 30, 1860, m. Jan. 5, 1887, Jennie M., dau. of Amos K. Chase, b. in L. April 26, 1868. He has res. in L. since 1882. Keeps livery stable. Republican. J.P. K.P. Ch.
4. ARTHUR J. BEDELL, son of Thomas Judson(2), b. in Jefferson, Nov. 5, 1867, m. Oct. 10, 1887, Bertha, dau. of Jeremiah Williams, b. in Lisbon, June 10, 1871. He has res. in L. since 1882., Painter. K.P. Ch.
5. CURTIS BEDELL son of William, b. in Bath, May 30, 1843, m. Dec. 19, 1863, Caroline Elizabeth, dau. of Henry G. Bruce, b. in Peacham, Vt., Aug. 8, 1847. Cong. He has res. in L. since 1867. Farmer. Republican. Co. C, 15th N.H. Regt. Corp. Co. H, 1st N.H. H. Art. G.A.R. Ch.
6. CARLOS HENRY BEDELL, son of Curtis(6), b. in Bath, May 1, 1866, m. Oct. 16, 1890, Myrtle May, dau. of Albert George, b. in L. Oct. 10, 1873. He has res. in L. since 1867. Farmer. Republican. Ch.
1. GEORGE BEEBE, son of Richard, b. in Bacomb, Somersetshire, Eng., June 9, 1828, m. first, Dec. 7, 1853, Minerva J., dau. of John Hunt, b. in Gilford, Jan. 4, 1836. d. in Chichester, March 18, 1871. m. second; Feb. 10, 1874, Ardelle O., dau. of Charles C. Knapp (See), b. in Lisbon in 1849, who m. second, Samuel J. Mead. Methodist and missionary in Melange, South Africa. Mr. Beebe res. in L. from 1872 to 1874 as pastor of M. E. Church. He came to America in 1839, studied medicine and practised in Brooklyn. Served as soldier in the Mexican War, and as warrant surgeon in the War of the Rebellion. At the close of the war he gave up the practice of medicine and entered into mission work on the Isles of Shoals. In 1867 he joined the N.H. Conference, and having been ordained an elder, he was excused from the usual course of study and was assigned to the Isles of Shoals for two years. Representative, 1866-7-8-9. In 1870 he was assigned to Chichester; in 1872 to L.; 1874 to Lisbon; 1876 to Bethlehem, where he d. March 10, 1877. Republican. Ch.
1. CHARLES BELANGER, son of Joseph, b. in Canada, Jan. 15, 1860, m. Caroline, dau. of John Coyer, b. in Canada, Sept. 17, 1849, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1880. Farmer. Roman Catholic. Ch.
1. GEORGE BELKNAP, b. in Danville, Canada, about 1847, m. Jennie L., dau. of Noah W. Ranlett (See), b. in L. Oct. 11, 1849. Methodist. He res. in L. only a short time. d. in Denver, Col., about 1881. Blacksmith. Democrat. A.F. and A.M. Ch.
1. JOHN BELLOWS, b. in England, 1623, embarked in the "Hopewell," of London, William Burdock, master, for New England, April 6, 1635. He resided in Concord and Marlborough, Mass. He m. May 9, 1655, Mary Wood, dau. of John Wood. They had ten children. He d. in Marlborough, 1683, his will being dated June 19 and proved Oct. 2 of that year. She d. Sept. 16, 1707.
2. BENJAMIN BELLOWS, youngest child of John and Mary (Wood) Bellows, was b. in Concord, Mass., Jan. 18, 1676/7. He Jan. 5, 1703/4, Dorcas (Cutler) Willard, widow of Henry Willard,son of Major Simon Willard. By her first marriage she was the mother of Col. Josiah Willard of Lunenburg, and later of Winchester. Benjamin Bellows resided in Lancaster until about 1728, when he removed to Lunenburg, where he d. March 19, 1750. She d. Sept. 8, 1747. They were parents of one son and three daughters.
3. COL. BENJAMIN BELLOWS, only son of Benjamin(2), was born in Lancaster, Mass., May 26, 1712. His name is boldly written in the annals of Lunenburg, Mass., where he lived until about 1752, when he removed to Walpole, N.H., and is justly called the founder of the town. He d. July 10, 1777. (See Bellows Genealogy, by Thomas Bellows Peck.) He m. Oct. 7, 1735, Abigail Stearns, b. Watertown, Mass., June, 1708, dau. of John and Abigail (Fiske) Stearns, and a sister of Rev. David Stearns of Lunenburg; she d. Nov. 9, 1757. He m. second, April 21, 1758, Mary (Hubbard) Jennison, b. April 12, 1725, dau. of Major Jonathan and Rebecca (Brown) Hubbard, and widow of John Jennison. She was a sister of the wife of Rev. David Stearns, and also a sister of the wives of Col. Joseph Blanchard and Col. Josiah Willard. She d. Feb. 21, 1794.
4. COL. JOSEPH BELLOWS, son of Col. Benjamin(3) and Abigail (Stearns) Bellows, was b. in Lunenburg, May 26, 1744. He returned to Lunenburg, 1762, and was a prominent resident of that town about twenty years. He d. in Langdon, N.H., May 22, 1817. He m. Oct. 3, 1764, Lois Whitney, b. 1744, dau. of Salmon and Sarah Whitney of Littleton, Mass. She d. in Walpole, March 26, 1834.
5. MAJOR. JOSEPH BELLOWS, fifth of the fourteen children of Col. Joseph(4), was b. in Lunenburg, Nov. 3, 1770. In early life he settled in Walpole, where he was an active, useful citizen. About 1812 he removed to Rockingham, Vt. He d. March 22, 1821. He m. Jan. 7, 1794, Deborah Wright, who d. Sept. 9, 1802. He m. second, Jan. 2, 1803, Mary Adams, b. July 17, 1774, dau. of Rev. Zabdiel and Elizabeth (Stearns) Adams. She d. May 26, 1859. Ch. by w. Deborah.
Ch. by w. Mary.
6. HENRY ADAMS BELLOWS, son of Joseph(5), b. in Walpole Oct. 25, 1803. He attended the public schools of Walpole and the Academy at Windsor, Vt., and studied law with Hon. William C. Bradley of Westminster, Vt. He was admitted to the bar 1826. He began the practice of his profession in Walpole, but removed, 1828, to this town, where he resided until 1850, when he removed to Concord. He was the senior member of the law firm of Henry A. and William J. Bellows, Littleton, 1848 to 1850, and of Henry A. and A. Herbert Bellows, Concord, 1853 to 1859. He was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Sept. 23, 1859, and Chief Justice, Oct. 1, 1869, succeeding Judge Perley. He was moderator, Littleton, 1829, 1835 to 1838; Whig candidate for Congress, 1847. He represented Littleton in the legislature, 1839, and Concord, 1856 and 1857, serving as chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. He received from Dartmouth College the degree of A.M., 1859, and of LL.D., 1869. Unitarian. Whig. Republican. His published works include: Opinions in N.H. Reports, Vols. XXXIX to LIII.; Briefs in Supreme Court, Vol. V. of printed Reports to Vol. XXXI. inc. ("Memorial Sermon at Concord" by Rev. Henry W. Bellows, D.D.; "Bellows Genealogy," by Thomas Bellows Peck; "Narratives and Traditions of the Bellows Family," by Emily R. Barnes; "History of Walpole," by George Aldrich; "Appleton's Cycloptedia of American Biography;" "Bench and Bar of New Hampshire," by Charles H. Bell; "Sketch," by James R. Jackson, Grafton Co. "Gazetteer;" "Address," by Jeremiah Smith, Grafton & Coos Bar Association, Vol. I.; "Reminiscences," by Arthur Livermore, Grafton & Coos Bar Association, Vol. III.) Mr. Bellows m. June 16, 1836, Catharine Walley Bellows, b. July 1, 1815, dau. of Josiah and Rebecca (Sparhawk) Bellows. She d. in Littleton, June 24, 1848. Ch. b. in L.
7. WILLIAM JOSEPH BELLOWS, son of Joseph(5), b. in Rockingham, Vt., July 3, 1817, m. Aug. 12, 1847, Caroline Ivah, dau. of Sampson Bullard (See), b. in Concord, April 9, 1821. Unitarian. d. in L. July 22, 1890. He has res. in L. since 1831. He commenced studying law with his brother, Henry A., in 1842, was admitted to the bar at Haverhill in 1845, practised in firm of Henry A. & William J. Bellows, from 1848 to 1850; then alone until 1854; then with John Farr until 1860, when he retired from legal practice. He was appointed Postmaster of L. in 1861, and held the office until 1868. He then entered the hardware firm of H. L. Tilton & Co., where he remained until 1870. In 1870 the firm of Bellows Bros. & Co. was formed and continued to 1873, when it was changed to Bellows & Son, and is now doing business. Other positions he has held in L. are: Member of Board Education, Union Dist., 1868-9 & 1879 to 1887 inc.; Prest. of Board from 1880 to 1887 inc.; Editor "People's Journal" from June 28, 1861, to June 4, 1864; Brigade Quartermaster with rank of Major, under Gen. E. O. Kenney, and Brigade Inspector under Gen. Hutchins. J.P. State. Unitarian. Whig and Republican. (Biography by James R. Jackson, in Grafton Co. "Gazetteer," p. 108.) Ch. b. in L.
8. JOHN ADAMS BELLOWS, son of Henry Adams(6), b. in L. May 27, 1848, m. Nov. 6, 1878, Isabel, dau. of Charles S. Francis, b. N.Y. City, Jan. 25, 1853. He was educated in Concord public schools, the preparatory school of Antioch College, and grad. from Dart. Coll. in 1870. He commenced studying theology with Rev. George S. Merriam of Springfield, Conn., in 1870, and was ordained at Waterville, Me., June 6, 1878, as a Unitarian minister. He was settled in Waterville, Me., May, 1878, and remained there until Nov. 1883, when he was installed as pastor of the Second Unitarian Church of Portland, Me. He is now teacher of a school for girls in Boston. Among his literary works published are essays and sermons in the "Unitarian Review," and in Portland and Waterville (Me.) papers; articles in "Merry's Museum," "Little Corporal," "Youth's Companion," and other children's magazines between 1860 and 1870; wrote constantly for the "Dartmouth" while in College, and was editor during a part of the senior year; from 1872 to 1876 was literary editor of "The Liberal Christian." For a year or two he was chairman of the Unitarian Missionary Committee for Me., and was one of the Superintending School Committee for Waterville, Me., about a year and a half. In Coll. he was a member of the Tri Kappa Society. Ch.
9. WILLIAM HENRY BELLOWS, son of William Joseph(7), b. in L. Aug. 5, 1852, m. Dec. 9, 1880, Lucia Emma, dau. of Jedediah Miller Baldwin (See), b. Stratford, April 21, 1858, Baptist. He has res. here all his life. Merchant. He is member of the firms Bellows & Son and the Littleton View Co. Republican. Universalist. Deputy Sheriff, 18767-8. Member Board of Education, Union Dist., 1890 to 1896 inc. Treas. L. Musical Assn., 1878 to 1883 inc. Director L. National Bank, 1892 to date. Director L. Shoe Co. since 1898. Representative, 1897-8. J.P. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T. St. Gerard Com. 32 degree A.A.S.R. Ch. b. in L.
10. GEORGE SAMPSON BELLOWS, son of William Joseph(7), b. in L. Oct. 25, 1855, m. Nov. 15, 1880, Esther Augusta Young, b. in L. Dec. 1, 1855, dau. of Cyrus Young (See). He d. in L. Aug. 7, 1900. Since 1883 he conducted, in partnership with his brother William Henry, the Littleton View Company, and was interested in the firm of Bellows & Son. Unitarian. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
1. HENRY BEMIS, son of John and Hannah (Warren) Bemis, was b. in Weston, Mass., Jan. 28, 1750/51. He removed to Nelson in 1773. He was a Rev. soldier, and wounded in the battle of Lexington; was also in the battle of Bunker Hill as a private in Capt. Jeremiah Stiles' Co., Col. Paul Sargeant's Regt. (Mass.); also private Capt. Joseph Parker's Co., Col. Enoch Hale's Regt., Ticonderoga expedition; also private Capt. James Lewis' Co., Col. Enoch Hale's Regt., R.I. expedition. In 1788 he came to L. from Nelson. He m. Susannah Nurse, b. Dec. 26, 1749, dau. of Benjamin Nurse(4) (See). She d. in L. Oct. 20, 1843. He kept a tavern in North L., where he d. June 24, 1833. Ch.
2. JOHN BEMIS, son of Henry(1), b. in Nelson, Jan. 12, 1776, m. May 27, 1798, Polly Hudson. He res. in L. from 1788 until he d. about 1811. Farmer. He was lost while hunting for a bear that had been caught in a trap, and the third day after was found in an exhausted condition near Alder Brook. He started on the hunt Oct. 9, 1804. He never fully recovered, and d. some seven years later. (See Hist. Bethlehem, by Rev. S. Bolles, pp. 77 to 86.) Ch. b. in L.
3. ZENAS LE BOURREAU BEMIS, son of Henry(1), b. in Nelson, April 18, 1779, m. first, Sally Symonds, d. in L. Aug. 28, 1808, m. second, Feb. 12, 1809, Millie Wheeler. He res. in L. from 1788 to 1818. Ch. by w. Sally, b. in L.
4. Daniel BEMIS, son of Henry(1), b. in Nelson, July 19, 1782, m. in 1802, Charlotte Shearman, d. Clear Creek, N.Y. He res. in L. from 1788 to 1841. Farmer. Whig. Lived on first place north of cemetery at No. Littleton. Ch. b. in L.
5. BENJAMIN BEMIS, son of Henry(1), b. in Charlestown, June 23, 1788, m. 1807, Esther Ballou, d. in Ill. He res. in L. from 1788 until he d., Sept. 17, 1847. Farmer. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
6. ISAAC BEMIS, son of John(2), b. in L. June 30, 1808, m. first, April 14, 1831, Selena Hadley, b. June 15, 1811, d. in L. April 9, 1846, m. second, April 22, 1848, Lydia Whipple, b. March 3, 1800, d. L. May 18, 1874. He res. in L. all his life, and d. Jan. 14, 1878. Laborer. Free Baptist. Republican. Ch. by w. Selena, b. in L.
7. JAMES BALLOU BEMIS, son of Benjamin(5), b. in L. March 31, 1808. pub. April 1, 1828, Reheccah F., dau. of Daniel Elliott, b. in Lancaster about 1808, d. in L. Sept. 1829. He res. in L. from birth to 1830. Farmer. d. in Ill. Ch.
8. GEORGE MYRON BEMIS, son of Isaac(6), b. in L. Aug. 29, 1844, m. June 24, 1870, Aseneth Viola, dau. of Francis Theron Pennock, b. Lisbon, March 28, 1852; she m. second, Calvin Thayer, and res. in Easton, Free Baptist. He res. in L. from birth to 1876. Farmer. Free Baptist. Republican. Date and place of death not known. Ch. b. in L.
10. MOSES PETER BEMIS, son of Lyman (9), b. in Lisbon, Aug. 30, 1841, m. March 26, 1865, Ann S., dau. of Joseph Hutchins, b. in Benton, Oct. 22, 1848, d. in Haverhill, July 29, 1891. Baptist. He res. in L. from 1847 to 1859. Farmer. Republican. Second Lieut. Co. G, 6th N.H. Inf., rising from the ranks. res. Haverhill. (Book of Biog. Grafton Co., p. 307.) Ch. b. in Haverhill.
2. JASON BENT, son of Thomas(1), b. in Sudbury, Mass., in 1734, m. Aug. 17, 1775, Anna, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Clough Glover, b. in Dorchester, Mass., Aug. 3, 1749, d. in Sudbury, Mass., Nov. 10, 1837. He d. in Sudbury, Mass., Oct. 1, 1786.
3. THOMAS BENT, son of Jason(2), b. in Sudbury, Mass., Sept. 4, 1776, m. Jan. 29, 1807, Sarah, dau. of Dea. Jonathan Patch of Stow, Mass. He d. in Sudbury, Mass., March 28, 1848.
4. JONATHAN P. BENT, son of Thomas(3), b. in Sudbury, Mass., Feb. 26, 1817, m. April 29, 1845, Clarissa A., dau. of Elisha and Clarissa Parks Smith. He d. in Maynard, Mass., Jan. 9, 1892.
5. JOHN GLOVER BENT, son of Jonathan P.(4), b. in Stow, Mass., Aug. 24, 1861, m. July 26, 1893, Isabella Stearns, dau. of Henry C. Redington (See), b. in L. Jan. 12, 1862. Cong. Educated in L. and St. Johnsbury, Vt., Academy. He has res. in L. since 1893. Treasurer L. Shoe Co. from Aug. 1895 to Sept. 1899. Republican. Ch.
2. WILLIAM BERKLEY, son of Robert(1), b. in Bath, June 5, 1783, m. first, Sarah, dau. of John Morrill, b. in Boscawen, May 26, 1788, d. in Lyman, April 29, 1857, m. second, in 1858, Elvira, dau. of Jason Bidwell (See), b. in L. May 10, 1809, d. in Lisbon, March 18, 1866. He res. in L. from 1817 until 1835. Farmer and local Methodist preacher. d. in Lisbon, Feb. 21, 1869. Ch. by w. Sarah.
3. WILLIAM BERKLEY, son of William(2), b. in L. May 3, 1826, m. Feb. 13, 1844, Sarah Walker, dau. of David Richardson (See), b. in Lisbon, Aug. 1, 1827. She d. May 18, 1899. He res. in L. in youth, and from 1868 until he d., July 8, 1896. Farmer. Republican. Ch. b. in Lisbon.
1. AARON BERMAN, son of Morris, b. in Germany, April 14, 1860, m. July 7, 1887, Catherine M., dau. of Newton S. Cooley (See), b. in Fairlee, Vt., in 1866, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1893. Salesman. Methodist. Republican. Ch.
1. OLIVER BERO, son of Ira, b. in Canada, Sept. 21, 1826, m. Mary , b. in Canada in 1837. He res. in L. 1869 until he d., April 14, 1884. Farmer. Ch.
2. IRA BERO, son of Oliver(1), b. in L. July 9, 1868, m. Nov. 5, 1889, Nina, dau. of Ashley Astell, b. Waterford, Vt., Dec. 5, 187, Methodist. He has res. in L. in youth and from 1892 to 1895. Farmer. Roman Catholic. Republican. Ch.
3. LOUIS BERO, b. in Westbury, Canada, in 1804, m. first, ---- Damon, b. in Canada, m. second, Margaret Plant, b. in Canada, d. in L., Roman Catholic. He res. in L. from 1856 until he d. in April, 1888. Shoemaker. Roman Catholic. Democrat. Ch.
(The children of Louis Bero discarded the name Bero and assumed that of Byron.)
4. IRA BYRON, son of Louis(3), b. in Canada, April 10, 1840, m. Feb. 1867, Rilla, dau. of Napoleon Reiney, b. in Canada, Feb. 3, 1840, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1851. Laborer. Roman Catholic. Ch. b. in L.
5. CHESTER J. BYRON, son of Louis(3), b. in Barnston, P.Q., Feb. 22, 1848, m. first, Feb. 1869, Mary E., dau. of Jerry Smith, b. in Concord in 1850, d. in Concord, Oct. 1871, m. second, Oct. 4, 1873, Mary A., dau. of Owen Twomey, b. in Concord, Oct. 17, 1853. He res. in L. from 1853 to 1866. Railroad conductor. Co. E, 1st N.H.H. Art. Private. Ch. by w. Mary E.
Ch. by w. Mary A.
6. FRED LEO BYRON, son of Louis(3), b. in L. Dec. 11, 1858, m. Sept. 15, 1890, Nellie L., dau. of David Boyle, b. in Waterville, Me., May 12, 1859. He has res. in L. all his life. Painter. Democrat. No ch.
1. CHARLES SUMNER BERRY, son of George R., b. in Brookfield, Sept. 2, 1855, m. April 30, 1879, Hannah Gertler, dau. of Lewis Haggerty, b.in Parkeville, Pa., Nov. 1, 1856. He has res. in L. since 1880. Carpenter. Democrat. Ch.
2. FRED WILLIAMS BERRY, son of George R., b. in Lisbon, March 7, 1858, m. April 30, 1885, Elizabeth Albina, dau. of Samuel Johnson Briggs, b. in Lower Island, Canada, July 13, 1858. He has res. in L. since 1878. Farmer. Methodist. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
1. THOMAS BICKFORD was born in Northumberland in 1796, m. first, June 2, 1817, Annis M., dau. of Joseph W. Morse (See), b. in L. Nov. 7, 1798, d. in L. Feb. 2, 1845, m. second, Feb. 11, 1846, Louisa, dau. of Elisha Brown, b. in Waterford, Vt., April 2, 1809, d. in Waterford, Vt., May 8, 1890, Cong. He res. in L. from 1817 to 1872. Farmer. Democrat. Selectman, 1827-8-9-30-1-6-7-43-8-53. J.P. Cong. d. in Waterford, Vt., Dec. 31, 1877. Ch. by w. Annis, b. in L.
2. THOMAS BICKFORD, son of Thomas(1), b. in L. Sept. 3, 1838, m. July 4, 1860, Ann Eliza, dau. of Leonard Elms, b. in Derby, Vt., Jan. 4, 1837. He res. in L. in youth, and since 1875. Farmer. Democrat. Enl. in 1st Vt. Battery, trans. 2d Vt. Battery, trans. 1st Vt. H. Art. Private. G.A.R. Ch.
3. JOHN WILLIAM BICKFORD, son of Ephraim, b. in Dover, Aug. 20, 1832, m. Nov. 30, 1861, Sarah Jane, dau. of Robert Streeter, b. in Lisbon, July 16, 1838. Methodist. He res. in L. from 1859 until he d., Jan. 31, 1892. Teamster. Republican. 3d Vt. Inf. Private. G.A.R. No ch.
1. NATHANIEL BIDWELL, b. in Hartford, Conn., in 1750, m. first, Jan. 30, 1772, Martha, dau. of Samuel Bixby, b. in Hartford, Conn., d. Oct. 26, 1785. He m. a second time, but name not known. He res. in L. from 1805 until he d., April, 1812. Farmer. Ch. by w. Martha.
Ch. by second w.,
2. JASPER BIDWELL, son of Nathaniel(1) b. Dec. 6, 1779, m. Nov. 17, 1803, Patience, dau. of Matthew Peck, b. in Grafton, d. in L. March, 1852. He res. in L. from 1804 until he d. in 1823. Farmer. No ch.
3. JASON BIDWELL, son of Nathaniel(1) b. March 3, 1782, m. Oct. 15, 1807, Sally, dau. of Matthew Peck, b. in Grafton, Oct. 26, 1782, d. in Franconia, Sept. 1860. He res. in L. from 1808 to 1824. Farmer. d. in Manchester, April 26, 1859. Ch.
4. SIMON S. BIDWELL, son of Jason(3), b. in L. Feb. 6, 1811, m. first, July 28, 1839, Elizabeth McC. Buswell, b. in New Boston, Dec. 9, 1815, d. Boscawen, March 16, 1860. m. second, May 5, 1861, Sarah E. Marsh, b. in Gloucester, Mass., d. in Hampstead. She m. second, Robert Eaton. Simon res. in L. from 1847 to 1855. Wool dyer and dresser. d. Wilton, April 28, 1866. Ch.