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. THOMAS BINGHAM was admitted to membership in the "Cutler's Company" of Sheffield, Eng., Dec. 21, 1614, as a master cutler, as shown by records still in existence. The use of the trade mark [T. B.] was also then granted him. He m. Mary ----.
2. THOMAS BINGHAM, son of Thomas(1), m. July 6, 1631, in Sheffield, Eng., Anna Stenton, as per records in Parish Church of St. Peter and Holy Trinity. Thomas(3) was the sixth of seven children.
3. THOMAS BINGHAM, son of Thomas(2), baptized in Sheffield, Eng., June 5, 1642, m. Dec. 12, 1666, Mary, dau. of Lieut. Jonathan Rudd (?) of Saybrook, Conn., b. in 1648, d. Aug. 4, 1726. She is supposed to have been the bride of "Bride brook." He was one of the first landed proprietors of Norwich, Conn., the deed of his lot bearing date of April, 1660, and was made free of that town by the Gen. Court in 1671, and moved to Windham, now Windham Green, Conn., where he can be traced for thirty years as Sergt., Selectman, and Deacon of the church. He was on the first list of approved inhabitants of Windham in 1693. He d. in Windham, Conn., Jan. 16, 1730.
4. ABEL BINGHAM, son of Thomas(3), b. June 25, 1669, m. Elizabeth ----. He res. in Stratford and Windham, Conn.
5. JONATHAN BINGHAM, son of Abel(4), b. in Windham, Conn., Aug. 17, 1712, m. first, May 9, 1734, Mary Abbe, d. March 4, 1735. m. second, Jan. 17, 1736, Widow Sarah Vinton. He d. Feb. 16, 1800.
6. JONATHAN BINGHAM, son of Jonathan(5), b. in Conn., Feb. 20, 1735, d. about 1813. He m. in Mansfield, Conn., formerly a part of Windham, April 12, 1764, Elizabeth Warner. He was a Deacon, and is buried on Benjamin Cummings' farm in Cornish.
7. ELISHA WARNER BINGHAM, son of Jonathan(6), b. in 1765, m. ---- Perry, d. in 1844, aged 77 years. He d. in Concord, Vt., March 30, 1802.
8. WARNER BINGHAM, son of Elisha Warner(7), b. in Cornish, April 10, 1789, m. first, in 1814, Lucy, dau. of John Wheeler(17) (See), b. in Chesterfield, Oct. 1, 1794, d. in Concord, Vt., Oct. 23, 1839, m. second, in 1840, Laura H., dau. of John Rankin (See), b. in Danville, Vt., Feb 20, 1809, d. in Bethlehem, June 15, 1878. He never res. in L. Farmer. State Senator, Vt., 1842. Assistant Judge, Essex Co., 1844. d. in Bethlehem, Feb. 12, 1872. Ch. by w. Lucy, b. in Concord, Vt.
Ch. by w. Laura, b. in Concord, Vt.
9. HARRY BINGHAM, son of Warner(8), b. in Concord, Vt., March 30, 1821. unm. He was educated in the common schools of Concord, Vt., and fitted for Coll. in Lyndon, Vt., Academy. He grad. from Dart. Coll. and commenced the study of law with Hon. Harry Hibbard, in Bath, in 1843. Dart. Coll. gave him the degree of LL.D. in 1880. He was admitted to the Bar in Lancaster in 1846, and at once commenced the practice of law in L., where he has since res. The law firms he has been a member of are H. & G. A. Bingham, 1852 to 1859; Woods & Bingliams, 1859 to 1862; H. & G. A. Bingham, 1862 to 1870; Bingham & Mitchell, 1874 to 1879; Bingham, Mitchell (J. M.) & Batchellor, July 1, 1879, to July 1, 1882; Bingham, Mitchells, & Batchellor (J. M. M., A. S. B., and W. H. M.), July 1, 1882, to Jan. 1, 1885, Bingham, Mitchell, & Batchellor (H. B., A. S. B., and W. H. M.), Jan. 1, 1885. In 1881, upon the removal of J. M. Mitchell to Concord, the firm of Bingham & Mitchell (J. M. M.) was established at that place, and both firms have been continued from the dates above named to the present time, although Mr. Bingham has been less active in his law business in his later years, having given his time and attention more and more largely to recreation, travel, and literature. In his legislative service, covering a longer number of terms than any of his contemporaries in this State, he often participated in debate with carefully prepared arguments, and not unfrequently contributed formal reports, embodying the results of careful research and reasoning. These may be consulted in official and newspaper reports of the Legislatures. Mr. Bingham's briefs in cases argued in the law terms of the Supreme Court are contained in every volume of the N.H. Reports from the twentieth ---- fifty volumes published and unpublished. Many of his legal arguments have been published in full in newspapers and pamphlets. His addresses and essays on more general topics are numerous, some of the more important titles being: "A Fourth of July Address," 1853, "Ammonoosuc Reporter;" "Addresses as Prest. of Democratic State Conventions," Jan. 5, 1870, Sept. 11, 1872, Jan. 9, 1878, May 20, 1896; "The Great Black Republican Bear Fight," "White Mountain Republic," Dec. 3, 1869; "Centennial Address," L., July 4, 1876; "Memorial Day Address," L., May, 1880; "Andrew S. Woods," LL.D., Memorial Address at Dart. Coll., June 23, 1880; "Certain Conditions and Tendencies' that imperil the Integrity and Independence of the Judiciary," address before the G. & C. Bar Association, Lancaster, 1882; "The Political Situation," "Daily Union," Feb. 14, 1883; closing argument in favor of the " Atherton Bill" and in opposition to the "Hazen Bill" beforethe Railroad Committee, Concord, Aug. 10, 1887; "The Life and Democracy of John H. George," address before the Granite State Club, Manchester, June.27, 1888; "The Issues at Stake," article in reply to Sen. William E. Chandler, "Riverside Magazine," 1890, Vol. I. p. 7; "Gilman Marston," address before the G. & C. Bar Association, Woodsville, Jan. 30, 1891; "Nathaniel W. Westgate," address before the same association at the same place and date; "William S. Ladd," address before the same association, Plymouth, Jan. 29, 1892; "The Muniments of Constitutional Liberty," address before the same association, Berlin, Jan. 26, 1894; "Progress in Asiatic Civilization and its Significance for the Western World," address before the same association, L., Feb. 14, 1895; "The Rights and Responsibilities of the United States in reference to the International Relations of the Great Powers of Europe and the Lesser Republics of America," address before Marshall Sanders Post, G.A.R., L., Dec. 26, 1895; "The Welfare of the Republic the Supreme Law," address before the G. & C. Bar Association, Lancaster, Jan. 31, 1896; "The Present Duty of the Democracy," address at a Ratification Meeting of the National Democracy, Manchester, Oct. 6, 1896; "The Relations of Woman to the Progressive Civilization of the Age," address before the G. & C. Bar Association, Plymouth, Jan. 29, 1897; "The Influence of Religion on Human Progress," annual address before the N.H. Historical Society, Concord, June 8, 1897; "The Annexation of Hawaii: A Right and a Duty," 1897. Democrat. Quartermaster, 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, 1849; Aide-de-camp on Brigade Staff of Gen. E. O. Kenney, 1851. Representative, 1861-2-3-45-8-71-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-80-1-2-9-90-1-2, and was candidate for Speaker in 1862. Senator, Grafton District, 1883 to 1887. Member of Constitutional Convention, 1876. Member of the Judiciary Committee in all the terms of his legislative service, and Chairman in 1871 and 4, years of Democratic supremacy. U.S. Treasury Agent, 1867. Democratic candidate for Congress, 1865 and 7, and for U.S. Senator, 1870-2-9-83-5-7-9. He was named for Chief Justice in 1874 by Gov. Weston, but a division in the Council defeated him. He was tendered the appointment of Associate Justice by Gov. Head in 1880, but declined. Delegate to Philadelphia Peace Convention, 1866. Delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1872-80-84-92, and was a member of the Committee on Resolutions at each of those Conventions; he also acted as proxy for Hon. Josiah Minot at the Convention in 1868; member of the Democratic National Committee for N.H., 1868 to 1872. In 1864 and 1888 he was Democratic candidate for elector, and in 1896 was candidate for elector for the National Democracy. Prest. of Democratic State Conventions, 1870-2-8-96. Director, Concord & Montreal Railroad. Director, Boston, Concord, & Montreal Railroad, 1886-7-8. Prest. of Grafton & Coos Bar Association since 1893. Near the close of a century which his labor had adorned, surrounded by friends whose love and esteem were his rich reward, he d. at his home in Littleton, Sept. 12, 1900. (Biographies(6), "Granite Monthly," Vol. V. p. 277, by H. H. Metcalf; "Child's Grafton County Gazetteer," p. 106, by James R. Jackson; "New Hampshire Men," p. 214, by Albert S. Batchellor; "The New England States," published by D. H. Hurd & Co., Boston, p. 2322, by Harry M. Morse; "Cyclopedia of American Biographies," Boston, 1897, Vol. 1. p. 297; "Men of Progress, New Hampshire," Boston, 1898, p. 166.)
10. GEORGE AZRO BINGHAM, son of Warner(8), b. in Concord, Vt., April 25, 1826, m. first, Nov. 2, 1852, Louise Smith, b. in Newbury, Vt., d. in Lyndon, Vt., Sept. 6, 1856, m. second, Jan. 6, 1859, Eliza Isabella, dau. of Andrew Salter Woods (See), b. in Bath, Nov. 1, 1830, d. in L. May 6, 1893. Episcopal. He was educated in the common schools of Concord, Vt., and the High Schools and Academies of Lyndon, Danville, Concord, Waterford, and St. Johnsbury, Vt. He commenced the study of law in Feb. 1849, with Hon. Thomas Bartlett, Jr., of Lyndon, Vt., and was admitted to the Bar in Danville, Vt., Dec. 1, 1848. For a short time he was in Burlington, Iowa, then returned to Lyndon, Vt., in June, 1849, and remained three years, the first two as a member of the firm of Bartlett & Bingham, the other the firm was Bartlett, Bingham, & Roberts. In July, 1852, he came to L., where he has since res., except three years in Bath, and formed a partnership with his brother Harry, under the firm name of H. & G. A. Bingham, which continued until 1859, when Andrew S. and Edward Woods (See) joined the firm, and it became Woods & Bingharns. This firm continued until 1862, Andrew S. Woods and George A. Bingham, res. in Bath, and the other two in L. In 1862 the partnership expired, and the firm of H. & G. A. Bingham was re-established, and continued until 1870; both, however, occupied the same offices until 1874. From 1874 until July 26, 1876, he had no partner, but A. S. Batchellor was associated with him, first, as a law student, and after March, 1875, as an attorney and assistant in his employ. He was then appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, which position be held until Oct. 1, 1880, when he resigned, and Jan. 1, 1881, formed a partnership with Edgar Aldrich (See), which continued until May 1, 1882, when Daniel C. Remich (See) became a member of the firm of Bingham, Aldrich, & Remich, which terminated Dec. 26, 1884, when he was reappointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. March 17, 1891, he again resigned, and formed a partnership with his son, George Hutchins Bingham, under the firm name of Bingham & Bingham, which continued until he d. Jan. 22, 1895. His published works comprise law briefs in causes pending in Vt., N.H., and Maine, and the U.S. Supreme Court at Washington, also opinions in the N.H. Supreme Court Reports given in Vols. 58-9-60 and 63. Episcopal. Democrat. Representative, 1875-6. State Senator, 12th Dist., 1864-5. Supt. of Schools. Prest. Board of Education, Union Dist., 1875 to 1879 inc., member, 1874, 1880 to 1885 inc. Trustee State Normal School, 1871-7. Prest. L. Musical Assn., 1881-2. Delegate to Democratic National Convention (Charleston and Baltimore), 1860, and Secretary of Baltimore Convention. He was a member of the Douglas wing of the party. Moderator, 1863. Democratic Candidate for Congress (3d District), 1880. Director L. Savings Bank, 1871-2-3-4-8-9; Prest. 1881 to 1895. Director L. National Bank, 1871 to 1895. J.P. State. ("N.H. Men," Biog. by J. R. Jackson, "Child's Gazetteer for Grafton Co.," G. & C. Bar. Ass. Proc., 1896; also by George N. Dale, id., 1897.) Ch. by w. Louise.
Ch. by w. Eliza, all but Andrew b. in L.
11. EDWARD FRANKLIN BINGHAM. son of Warner(8), b. in Concord, Vt., Aug. 13, 1828, m. Nov. 21, 1850, Susannah F. Gunning, b. in Chillicothe, Ohio, Jan. 1828, dau. of James Gunning. She d. at Port Chautauqua, N.Y., Aug. 2, 1886; he m. second, Aug. 8, 1888, Lin C. (Caperton) Patton, b. in Union, W.Va., June 22, 1842, dau. of U.S. Senator Allen T. Caperton, and widow of Judge James F. Patton. He was educated at the public schools, at Peacham, Vt , Academy, and at Marietta, Ohio, College, but did not graduate. He read for his profession with Judge Joseph Miller at Chilicothe, Ohio, with his brother Harry Bingham at Littleton from May, 1848, to Sept. 1849. He returned to Ohio and studied with Judge Miller until he was admitted to the Bar in Georgetown, Ohio, May 21, 1850. Immediately he opened a law office at McArthur, the county-seat of the then new county of Vinton, where he remained in an active and successful practice eleven years. During a portion of this period he was a member of the law firms of Hewett & Bingham and Bingham & Hamilton. In November of the first year of his practice a vacancy occurred in the office of Prosecuting Attorney, and he was complimented with the appointment, and was re-elected in 1851 and 1853. He represented Vinton and Jackson Counties in the House of Representatives (Democrat), 1856, 1857, and refused a reelection. In 1858 he was a candidate on the Democratic ticket for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the Judicial District, and with the remainder of the ticket he was defeated. He was a delegate from the Eleventh Congressional District to the memorable Democratic National Convention of 1860, held at Charleston, S.C., and by adjournment at Baltimore, Md. The activity of the young lawyer surpassed the growth of the new county in which he labored. He sought a more extended field for the practice of his profession. In 1861 he removed to Columbus, Ohio. From 1863 to 1868 he was a member of the Board of Education of Columbus, and from 1867 to 1871 the Solicitor of the city. In 1868 he was an efficient chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee, and was again a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at St. Louis in 1876. In his professional labors at Columbus he was successively a member of the law firms of Bingham & Hewett, Wilson & Bingham, Bingham & McGuffy, and Bingham & Smith. These were years of professional activity and reward, and his promotion to the bench was not long deferred. In April, 1873, he was elected without opposition Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the Fifth Judicial District, and by re-election was continued on the bench of that court until 1887, when he was appointed by President Cleveland Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, which position he holds at the present time. His published works of greater moment are his opinions appearing in the Reports of the court over which he presides. Ch. by w. Susannah.
12. HORATIO H. BINGHAM, son of Warner(8), b. in Concord, Vt., in 1841, m. July 4, 1862, Sophia P. Mullen. He res. in Bingham, Ill. Machinist. Ch.
13. JAMES WARNER BINGHAM, son of Warner(8) b. in Concord, Vt., Feb. 9, 1849, m. Jan. 1, 1878, Sarah R., dau. of James Warden, b. in Peacham, Vt., July 1, 1860. He res. in Concord, Vt. Ch.
14. TRACY PERRY BINGHAM, son of George Azro(10), b. in L. Dec. 7, 1854, m. Nov. 6, 1880, Alice A., dau. of Moses N. Howland, b. in Easton, May 17, 1858. He res. in L. from birth to 1879. Farmer. Ch.
15. ANDREW WOODS BINGHAM, son of George Azro(10), b. in Bath, Sept. 24, 1861, m. Oct. 17, 1888, Corinda Anna, dau. of James Cunningham, b. in Boston, Mass., Feb. 1, 1859. Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1862. Merchant. Democrat. Postmaster, Feb. 22, 1887, to 1891, and March 1, 1895, to 1899. Board of Health, 1891. Treas. L. Driving Park Association, 1889. J.P. State. Ch. b. in L.
16. GEORGE HUTCHINS BINGHAM, son of George Azro(10), b. in L. Aug. 19, 1864, m. Oct. 29, 1891, Cordelia Pearmain, dau. of Sylvester Baxter Hinckley, b. in Chelsea, Mass., Jan. 20, 1866. He was educated in L. High School, St. Johnsbury, Vt., Academy, and grad. from Dart. Coll. in 1887. He studied law with his father, and attended Harvard Law School, grad. in 1891. He was admitted to the Bar in Concord, Aug. 1891, and at once entered into partnership with his father under the firm name of Bingham & Bingham, which continued until the death of his father, Jan. 22, 1895. Soon after he formed a partnership with Hon. D. A. Taggart, and continues in active practice in Manchester, where he now resides. Episcopal. Democrat. J.P. State. Ch.
17. TRACY BINGHAM, son of Elisha Warner(7), m. Hannah Kent, d. in Allegan, Mich. He res, most of his life in Woodstock and Windsor, Vt. Representative from Woodstock, 1836. d. in Allegan, Mich.
18. WILLARD BINGHAM, son of Tracy(17), b. in Woodstock, Vt., in 1827, m. March 4, 1851, Sarah Eliza, dau. of James Adams Furber (See), b. in Woodstock, Vt., April 28, 1834, d. in Allegan, Mich., March 15, 1891. He d. in Allegan, Mich., May 13, 1876.
19. CHARLES FLYNN BINGHAM, son of Willard(18), b. in Windsor, Mich., Nov. 16, 1858, m. Jan. 3, 1884, Hattie Maud, dau. of William K. and Mary (Meserve) Quimby, b. in Whitefield, Oct. 15, 1863. Free Baptist. He has res. in L. since 1880. Undertaker. Republican. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge; Master, 1889-90. K.T., St. Gerard Com. E.C., 1897. No children.
1. NATHANIEL BISHOP, b. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., Jan. 8, 1798, m. first, May 18, 1825, Olive, dau. of Timothy Ide, b. in Lyndon, Vt., March 30, 1803, d. in L. July 26, 1845, m. second, Abigail Freeman, b. in Waterford, Vt. He res. in L. from 1835 until he d., Aug. 7, 1883. Farmer. Democrat. Selectman, 1859-60. J.P. A.F. and A.M. Ch.
2. HORACE A. BISHOP, son of Nathaniel(1), b. in Waterford, Vt., Feb. 23, 1828, m. first, April 15, 1851, Sarah A. Brown, d. in Newbury, Vt, m. second, Dec. 24, 1854, Martha E., dm of Eben Jones, b. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., May 14, 1833, Cong. He res. in L. from 1835 until 1849, and from 1861 until he d., March 9, 1891. During the time he was away from L. he was a boot and shoe manufr. After returning to L. in 1861, he engaged in the poultry business, and when he d. was the largest poultry and egg dealer in Northern N.H. Cong. J.P. Ch. b. in Newbury, Vt.
3. EDWARD EVERETT BISHOP, son of Horace A.(2), b. in Newbury, Vt., Oct. 18, 1859, m. May 11, 1885, Carrie M., dau. of John P. Miner, b. in Lyman, June 4, 1859. Methodist. He res. in L. from 1861 until 1889, when he moved to Bethlehem, where he now res. Farmer. Democrat. Selectman, 1895-6-7. Representative, 1897. Member State Board of Agriculture since 1897. Cong. St. Johnsbury Academy, 1876. Ch.
4. SAMUEL BISHOP, b. in Lisbon, Feb. 21, 1776, m. Feb. 15, 1802, Elizabeth, dau. of Nathan Caswell(3) (See), b. in L. April 27, 1786, d. in Landaff, March 6, 1874. He res. in Landaff, where he d. Sept. 27, 1858. Farmer. Ch
5. RUSSELL MOORE BISHOP, son of Samuel(4), b. in Lisbon, May 27, 1813, m. April 3, 1837, Charlotte, dau. of Thomas Hunt, b. in Bath, Dec. 31, 1819, d. in L. May 9, 1888. He res. in L. from 1869 until he d. June 18, 1876. Stone-mason and contractor. Ch.
6. HENRY DINSMORE BISHOP, son of Russell Moore(5), b. in Lyman, Aug. 15, 1838, m. first, Jan. 3, 1860, Zilpha, dau. of Hosea Howland, b. in Lisbon, Feb. 12, 1841, d. in L. July 16, 1879, m. second, Elizabeth J., dau. of Ebenezer C. Stevens, b. in Topsham, Vt., May 24, 1835. He has res. in L. since 1877. Stone-mason and contractor. Republican. Co. B, 5th N.H. Inf. G.A.R. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. 32 degree A.A.S.R. Ch. by w. Zilpha, b. in Lisbon.
1. WILLIAM HARRISON BLAKE, son of Harrison, b. in Landaff, Aug. 20, 1842, m. Nov. 7, 1865, Elizabeth H., dau. of James Calhoun, b. in L. Sept. 16, 1844. He has res. in L. since 1880. Clerk. Republican. Co. G, 11th N.H. Inf., Co. H, 1st N.H.H. Art., Sergt. G.A.R. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch.
2. MYRON LEVI BLAKE, son of Harrison, b. in Landaff, Oct. 29, 1856, m. Oct. 1, 1891, Elsie Bell, dau. of Charles H. Hoyt, b. in Haverhill, Nov. 25, 1867. He has res. in L. since 1881. Laborer. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
1. MOSES BLAKSLEE, son of John, b. in Dalton, June 8, 1808, m. May 29, 1838, Mary Emeline, dau. of Parker Cushman (See), b. in L. in 1811, d. in L. Jan. 14, 1894. Cong. He res. in L. from 1857 until he d. June 18, 1877. Farmer. Democrat. Ch.
1. LYMAN BLANDIN, son of Jonathan, b. in Bethlehem, Jan. 14, 1794, m. June 20, 1825, Dolly, dau. of Levi Bean, b. in Gilmanton, Aug. 20, 1799, d. in L. March 29, 1888, Free Baptist. He res. in L. from 1866 until he d. Dec. 4, 1887. Farmer. Free Baptist. Republican. Ch. b. in Bethlehem.
1. CYRUS ROBINS BLODGETT, son of Howard, b. in Stewartstown, Oct. 26, 1841, m. July 9, 1866, Angeline, dau. of Edmund Cook, b. in Campton, Nov. 23, 1838. She d. Oct. 11, 1898. He has res. in L. since 1884. Farmer. Republican. Co. H, 13th N.H. Inf. Capt. U.S. C.T. G.A.R. Ch.
1. JOHN BOND, m. Abigail Young. He moved from Gilmanton to Hanover in 1801, where he d.
2. JOHN BOND son of John(1), b. in Gilmanton, Jan. 15, 1793, m. Nov. 18, 1818, Comfort Everett. He d. in Dalton, April 21, 1875.
3. Lucius BOND, son of John(2), b. in Haverhill, May 5, 1821, m. Laura Ballou. res. in Dalton most of his life. d. in L. Feb. 9, 1891.
4. FRANK PIERCE BOND, son of Lucius(3), b. in Dalton, April 18, 1855, m. Jan. 1, 1878, Emma Lucinda, dau. of Edward P. Cushman, b. in Dalton, Feb. 25, 1856, Cong. He has res. in L. since 1885. Merchant. Democrat. Town Clerk, Dalton, 1877 to 1883 inc. Representative from Dalton, 1885-6. Selectman, 1894-1900 inc. Director L. Savings Bank. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. 32 degree A.A.S.R. (Book of Biog. Grafton Co., p. 408.) Ch.
1. THOMAS BONNEY, emigrant ancestor, b. 1604, from Dover, England, was a resident of Duxbury, Mass., as early as 1634. He m. Mary Terry, m. second Mary Hunt. His will is dated Jan. 2, 1688/9, and proved May 1, 1693.
2. JAMES BONNEY, son of Thomas(1) m. June 14, 1695, Abigail Bishop, b. Oct. 30, 1659, dau. Dep. Gov. James Bishop of Conn. She d. April 12, 1714. He m. second, Dec. 12, 1714. Mary, perhaps Mary Hudson. He lived in Pembroke, Mass., where he d. 1722.
3. JOB BONNEY, son of James(2), b. in Pembroke, Mass. bapt. April 26, 1713, m. May 9, 1733, Rutb Bisbee. They had twelve children.
4. BENJAMIN BONNEY, son of Job, settled in Chesterfield, Mass. Member of the Mass. Legislature, a captain in the Revolution, and is credited with several terms of service. He m. April 3, 1759, Silence White. Thirteen children.
5. PETER BONNEY, son of Benjamin(4), b. in Chesterfield, Mass., May 1, 1773, m. Lydia West, who d. in 1799. He m. second, April, 3, 1800, Eleanor Savage, b. Middleton, Conn., Nov. 16, 1781, dau. of Stephen Savage (See). He lived in Charlestown from 1793 to 1800, when he removed to this town. An active and respected citizen. Farmer and tanner. Whig. Representative, 1810. Selectman, 1803. Moderator, 1810-1814. Treasurer, 1809-1812. Deputy sheriff, 1804-1808. J.P. Ch. by w. Lydia, b. in Charlestown.
Ch. by w. Eleanor, b. in L.
6. BENJAMIN WEST BONNET, son of Peter(1), b. in L. Feb. 2, 1803, m. April, 1848, Adriana, dau. of Sylvanus Rapalje, b. in N.Y. City in 1826 or 7, d. in San Francisco, Cal., in 1891. He res. in L. in youth, grad. from Dart. Coll. Class of 1824, taught the Peacham (Vt.) Academy a few months, and then entered upon the study of law with Hon. Stephen Webster Marston of Newburyport, Mass. He afterward studied with Gen. Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer at Clarence, N.Y., and Hon. Jonas Platt of N.Y. City. He commenced practice in N.Y. City in 1829 and continued until he became a Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court of N.Y., Jan. 1, 1860. In 1858 Dart. Coll. conferred upon him the degree of LL.D, and he was one of the board of trustees of that institution from 1865 to 1868. He d. in N.Y. City, Aug. 18, 1868. (See L. Cen., pp. 130-1.) Ch. b. in N.Y. City.
7. ALFRED PIKE BONNEY, son of Peter(1), b. in L. Aug. 29, 1820, m. Nov. 1, 1843, Emily, dau. of William Buck, b. in Concord, Vt., March 5, 1825. She now res. in Monroe. He res. in L, from birth until 1842. Merchant. d. in Waterford, Vt., March 31, 1857. Ch. b. in Waterford, Vt.
1. SEYMOUR ADMER BOSTWICK, son of Julius Clark, b. in Peru, N.Y., Aug. 19, 1835, m. April 11, 1854, Mary Esther, dau. of Allen P. Peabody, b. in Meredith, Aug. 18, 1835, Cong. He has res. in L. since 1894. Machinist. Unitarian. Republican. Ch.
1. FRANK BOUTWELL, son of James, b. in Lancaster, July 5, 1837, m. Nov. 8, 1877, Cynthia, dau. of Henry Bruce, b. in Barnet, Vt., April 15, 1842, Cong. He res. in L. from 1844 until he d., Sept. 1, 1883. Farmer. Republican. Co. E, 14th N.H. Inf. Ch. b. in L.
1. OBED BOLLES, son of John and Mercy (Randall) Bolles, b. in Richmond, June 12, 1782, m. April 15, 1798, Sela Goss; m. second, Dec. 27, 1803, Waitstill Aldrich, b. in Richmond, March 11, 1782, dau. of Nathan and Martha (Jillson) Aldrich. He removed to Bethlehem about 1805. d. in Dalton, July 23, 1864. His wife d. in Dalton, March 22, 1848.
2. NATHAN BOLLES, son of Obed(1), b. in Bethlehem, May 23, 1813, m. Oct. 26, 1837, Fanny Day, dau. of Willard Streeter (See), b. Feb. 9, 1818, d. in Bethlehem, Sept. 21, 1882. She m. second, George Parker of Concord, Vt. Nathan res. in L. from 1847 to 1850. Farmer. d. in Bethlehem, June 4, 1875. Ch.
3. JAMES BOLLES, son of Obed(1), b. in Bethlehem, Feb. 3, 1824, m. Dec. 26, 1847, Lovisa F., dau. of Simeon Bolles, b. in Winchester, Oct. 15, 1827. Baptist. He has res. in L. since 1886. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. b. in Dalton.
4. CORTES HIBBARD BOLLES, son of Nathan(2), b. in L. Aug. 12, 1850, m. June 29, 1878, Lizzie Minerva, dau. pf Curtis Whitcomb (See), b. in Bethlehem, Jan. 28, 1859. She m. second, Andrew J. Sellingham (See). Cortes res. in L. nearly all his life, where he d. Nov. 24, 1890. Lumber manufr. Democrat. Ch.
5. GEORGE COGSWELL BOWLES, son of Chandler, b. in Lisbon, Feb. 11, 1833, m. first, March 13, 1856, Emily, dau. of Uriah Oakes, b. in Lisbon, Oct. 20, 1835, d. in Lisbon, Jan. 11, 1886, Advent, m. second, Dec. 31, 1888, Maria Patten, dau. of Peter Hardy, b. in Hampstead, Jan. 27, 1839, Advent. He has res. in L. since June, 1892. Advent clergyman. Educated in district and select schools of Lisbon. Ordained at Alton Bay in 1876. He has been located at Sugar Hill (Lisbon), Messina, N.Y., and has supplied at Franconia, Whitefield, St. Johnsbury, and Littleton. A member of the State Ministerial Com. for several years. He taught school in Lisbon in 1854-5. Ch.
6. FRANK EUGENE BOWLES, son of Almond, b. in L. Nov. 13, 1856, m. Nov. 10, 1880, Fenella, dau. of Obed B. Quimby (See), b. in Lisbon, March 12, 1858. Advent. He res. in L. in youth, and since 1879. Furniture merchant. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
7. CALEB WELLS BOWLES, son of Jesse, b. in Lisbon, Dec. 22, 1809, m. first, in 1832, Martha, dau. of Abel Goodnow, b. in Grafton, Vt., in 1807, d. in Bethlehem. May 26, 1858. m. second, Oct. 3, 1858, Sally Oakes, dau. of Joseph Barrett, b. in Bethlehem, Sept. 18, 1815, Cong. He res. in L. from 1881 until he d., Feb. 8, 1882. Farmer. Free Baptist. Democrat. Ch. by w. Martha.
1. NATHANIEL BOWMAN, a native of England, was one of the early proprietors of Watertown. Mass. If he did not emigrate with Winthrop and Saltonstall, he became a resident previous to 1637. He early removed to Cambridge Farms, now Lexington. His wife Anna is not named in his will dated Oct. 21, 1679. It is probable she was deceased at that date. He died Jan. 2, 1681/2.
2. FRANCIS BOWMAN, son of Nathaniel(1), born 1630, was admitted freeman 1652. He resided in Cambridge Farms, where he died Dec. 16, 1687. He m. Sept. 26, 1661, Martha Sherman, b. Feb. 21, 1641, dau. of John and Martha (Porter) Sherman of Watertown.
3. FRANCIS BOWMAN, son of Francis(2), b. in Lexington, Sept. 14, 1662, m. June 26, 1684, Lydia Stone, b. Nov. 25, 1665, dau. of Dea. Samuel and Sarah (Stearns) Stone; he m. second, Ruth Angier, dau. of Rev. Samuel and Hannah (Oakes) Angier. Hannah Oakes was a dau. of Rev. Urian Oakes, Pres. Harvard University. He was among the most prominent men of Lexington. He was selectman many years, representative six years, and a royal magistrate. He d. Dec. 23, 1744. His widow Ruth d. July 23, 1754.
4. JOHN BOWMAN, son of Francis(3), b. in Lexington, 1689, m. Mary Stone, b. Sept. 26, 1692, dau. of John and Rachel (Shepherd) Stone of Lexington. He d. in Lexington, April 30, 1726; she d. June 28, 1757.
5. JONAS BOWMAN. son of John(4), b. in Lexington, Feb. 3, 1717, m. May 19, 1739, Abigail Russell. He owned the Covenant 1739, and the births of three children are recorded in Lexington.
6. JONAS BOWMAN, son of Jonas(5), b. in Lexington, July 19, 1739. He m. May 18, 1758, Susannah Gregory, and removed to Henniker in the autumn of 1763, being the fifth settler in the town. His wife d. Sept. 25, 1800; he m. second. Prudence (Hardy) Rice, widow of Elijah Rice of Henniker. He was a lieutenant and a captain in the Revolutionary army and did good service. In town affairs he was a conspicuous character (See History of Henniker.) He d. March 29, 1807. Of his twelve children, Jonathan and Walter removed to Littleton.
7. JONATHAN BOWMAN, son of Jonas(6), b. in Henniker, Nov. 23, 1764, m. May 13, 1788, Anna, dau. of Jonathan Conner, b. July 9, 1771, d. in L. May 14, 1836. He res. in L. from 1802 until he d., Sept. 10, 1842. Farmer. Selectman, 1808. Ch.
8. WALTER BOWMAN, son of Jonas(6) b. in Henniker, May 31, 1782, m. Hannah Rice, b. March 18, 1775, dau. of Daniel and Sarah (Childs) Rice of Henniker, d. in L. Feb. 19, 1846. He res. in L. from 1803 until he d., March 16, 1840. Farmer. Ch.
9. JONAS BOWMAN, son of Jonathan(7), b. in Henniker, Dec. 9, 1788. pub. Feb. 26, 1811, Lois, dau. of Thomas Carter, b. in L., d. in L. March 31, 1880. He res. in L. from 1802 until he d., March 10, 1843. Farmer. Ch.
10. JOHN BOWMAN, son of Jonathan(7), b. in Henniker, Oct. 17, 1790, m. Nov. 14, 1816, Lovisa, dau. of John Gile (See), b. in L. Dec. 9, 1800, Cong. d. in L. Sept. 6, 1877. He res. in L. from 1802 until he d., June 25, 1861. Lumber manufr. Methodist. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
11. IRA BOWMAN, son of Jonathan(7), b. in L. June 9, 1793. pub. April 25, 1820, Judith, dau. of Daniel Carter (See), b. in L. in 1800. She d. in L. Jan. 8, 1847. He res. in L. from birth until 1835. d. in Lyman, Dec. 28, 1846. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
12. WILLARD BOWMAN, son of Jonathan(7), b. in Henniker, July 4, 1800, m. Jan. 2, 1828, Triphena, dau. of Joseph Abbott, b. in Charlestown, March 27, 1803, d. in Waterford, Vt., Oct. 10, 1867. He res. in L. from 1802 until he d., Feb. 28, 1860. Farmer. Selectman, 1841. Ch. b. in L.
13. ABIJAH BOWMAN, son of Jonathan(7), b. in L. July 21, 1804, m. Jan. 3, 1833, Maria, dau. of Jonas(2) Lewis, b. in L. March 23, 1812, d. in L. April 10, 1844. He res. in L. all his life and d. June 27, 1876. Farmer. Ch. b. in L.
14. ROYAL BOWMAN, son of Walter(8), b. in L, m. first, March 23, 1837, Chestina, dau. of Theodore Dyke, b, in Lyman, April 1, 1821, d. in Waterford, Vt., Sept. 16, 1859, m. second, in 1865, Orpha Adams. He res. in L.< in youth and in 1835-6-57. Farmer. d. in Newport, Vt., Sept. 27, 1871. Ch. by w. Chestina, b. in Lyman.
15. JONAS BOWMAN, son of Jonas(9), b. in Lyman, Jan. 28, 1811. pub. July 4, 1840, Mary, dau. of Ephraim Carter, b. in Peacham, Vt., in 1819, d. in L. March 17, 1885, Cong. He res. in L. from 1848 until he d., March, 1888. Farmer. Cong. Ch.
16. CURTIS COE BOWMAN, son of John(10), b. in L. Nov. 14, 1818, m. Jan. 13, 1847, Lavina Bigelow, dau. of George Witherell, b. Hartland, Vt., Jan. 13, 1824, Cong. He res. in L. all his life, and d. Feb. 23, 1877; Lumber-dealer and merchant. Republican. Deputy sheriff, 1864 to 1869 inc. Fire ward, 1845-6. J.P. Ch. b. in L.
17. ISAAC WHEELER BOWMAN, son of John(10), b. in L. Nov. 26, 1820, m. May 4, 1845, Elmira, (dau. of John Coleman, b. in Tuftonboro, Sept. 24, 1828, Cong. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Republican. Ch.
18. GEORGE BOWMAN, son of John(10), b. in L. Aug. 3, 1833, m. Nov. 1, 1865, Maria, dau. of Arza Eastman (See), b. in L. Aug. 16, 1842, Cong. He res. in L. all his life, and d. May 8, 1892. Farmer. Cong. Republican. Ch.
19. ALBERT HARRY BOWMAN, son of John(10), b. in L. April 15, 1840, m. Aug. 8, 1861, Mary, dau. of David Bean (See), b. in Bethlehem, Aug. 31, 1843, Episcopal. He has res. in L. all his life. Sergt. Co. I, 1st N.H.H. Art. G.A.R. Chief Police, 1866-8-9-76-7-8-83-4-7. Board of Health, 1882. Drum major Saranac Band. Democrat. No ch.
20. JOAN BOWMAN, son of Ira(11), b. in L. May 30, 1835, m. first, Martha, dau. of Philip Mason, b. in Monroe, d. in Monroe, April 26, 1865, m. second, March 9, 1869, Alma, dau. of Reuben Flanders, b. in Wheelock, Vt., June 15, 1835. He res. in L. in youth, and from 1873 until he d., May 15, 1882. Farmer. Republican. Co. K, 15th Vt. Inf. Private. Ch.
21. WILLIAM BURNS BOWMAN, son of Abijah(13), b. in L. May 9, 1840, m. June 8, 1870, Ella, dau. of John Colby Quimby (See), b. in L. March 9, 1848, Cong. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
22. LOREN BOWMAN, son of Jonas(14), b. in Peacham, Vt., June 3, 1841, m. Dec. 8, 1881, Melissa, dau. of Samuel Brock, b. in Barnet, Vt., Feb. 14, 1852, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1848. Farmer. No Ch.
23. JOHN ISAAC BOWMAN, son of Isaac Wheeler(16), b. in L. March 28, 1857, m. May 2, 1882, Mary Ann, dau. of Henry Barr, b. in Boston, Mass., April 10, 1859. Episcopal. He res. in L. from birth to 1895. Painter. Republican. Ch.