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. WILLIAM BRACKETT, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Brackett, was born in Dedham, Mass., May 7, 1762. He m. Nov. 22, 1784, Anna Lauchlen, b. Dec. 26, 1765, bapt. in Dedham, Feb. 2, 1766, dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Haws) Lauchlen of Dedham. He removed to Sudbury, Mass.
2. WILLIAM BRACKETT, son of William(1), b. in Sudbury, Mass., Oct. 9, 1785, m. Feb. 10, 1810, Lorana, dau. of Hector (?) Campbell, b. in Chester, Mass., June 12, 1791, d. L. May 11, 1874, Cong. He res. in L. from 1799 until he d., Dec. 7, 1859. Merchant. Cong. Federalist until Jackson campaign, when he changed to Democrat because of the Masonic issue. He was a devoted Mason, a member of Morning Dawn and Burns Lodges, A.F. and A.M. Town Clerk, 1814 to 1826 inc. Selectman, 1817. Fire ward, 1842-4-5. Representative, 1819-20. Ch. b. in L.
3. AARON BRACKETT, son of William(1), b. in Sudbury, Mass., Aug. 12, 1797, m. March 4, 1824, Mary, dau. of Abram Hews, b. in Weston, Mass., Nov. 8, 1802, d. in Concord, May 9, 1875, Cong. He res. in L. from 1820 until he d., Jan. 11, 1868. Merchant. Cong. Republican. Town. Clerk, 1827-8-52-8. Representative, 1841-2. Fire ward, 1830 to 1841 inc., and clerk of same, 1841. Brigade Quartermaster, 6th Brig., 2d Div., N.H. Militia, 1821. A.F. and A.M. Morning Dawn, and first secretary Burns Lodge. Ch. b. in L.
4. SEWELL BRACKETT, son of William(1), b. in Sudbury, Mass., Oct. 9, 1799, m. Aug. 4, 1825, Elvira, dau. of Peter Bonney (See), b. in L. March 14, 1805, Cong. He res. in L. from 1832 to 1844, and d. about 1876. Cong. A.F. and A.M., Morning Dawn. Ch.
5. SAMUEL G. BRACKETT, son of William(1), b. in Sudbury, Mass., Sept. 10, 1802, m. Jan. 1, 1827, Amanda, dau. of Rev. Drury Fairbank (See), b. in Plymouth, March 8, 1803, d. in Waltham, Mass., March, 1862. He res. in L. in 1840, d. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., Dec. 14, 1859. Merchant. Ch.
6. WILLIAM CAMPBELL BRACKETT, son of William(2), b. in L. Oct. 1, 1812, m. Jan. 18, 1842, Julia A., dau. of Samuel Ross, b. in Bath, Feb. 9, 1817. Her first husband was George Hutchins. She m. third, Col. Cyrus Eastman (See). William C. res. in L. all his life, and d. Feb. 14, 1863. Merchant. J.P. Ch. b. in L.
7. CHARLES WHITE BRACKETT, son of William(2), b. in L. June 8, 1822, m. first, Nov. 18, 1846, Lucretia, dau. of Otis Batchelder (See), b. in Bedford, March 12, 1827, d. in L. Feb. 20. 1879, m. second, May 21, 1889, Sarah J., dau. of Richard T. Sullivan, b. in Lisbon in 1858, Roman Catholic. She m. second, George L. Danforth (See). Charles W. res. in L. all his life, except five years, and d. here Jan. 1, 1891. Merchant. Republican. Town Clerk, 1859-60. Ch. by w. Lucretia, b. in L.
8. WILLIAM ROSS BRACHETT, son of William Campbell(6), b. in L. Nov. 24, 1842, m. May 13, 1868, Ella Eliza, dau. of Wilbur C. Stearns, b. in Worcester, Vt., Dec. 15, 1849. He res. in L. from birth until 1864, and since 1895. Railroad official. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch. b. in Plymouth.
9. EDWARD DUDLEY BRACKETT, son of William Campbell(6), b. in L. Nov. 6, 1845, m. Jan. 7, 1869, Georgianna Alice, dau. of James Munroe Hadley (See), b. in Rumney, March 13, 1846. He res. in L. from birth to 1864, now res. in Kansas City, Mo. Merchant. Ch.
10. HARVEY SMITH BRACKETT, son of William Campbell(6), b. in L. Dec. 22, 1852, m. Jan. 31, 1883, Annie Stewart, dau. of Franklin Bonney Brackett, son of Sewell(4), b. in Fall River, Mass.,Aug. 21, 1854. He res. in L. from 1852 to 1867, now res. in Portsmouth. Cashier. Ch. b. in Portsmouth.
1. JOHN BRENNAN, son of James, b. in Ireland in 1837, m. April 16, 1861, Mary Ann, dau. of Patrick Dooley, b. in Quebec, Dec. 25, 1832, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1884. Section hand. Roman Catholic. Ch. b. in St. Agatha, Can.
1. ABRAM BRICKETT, b. in Haverhill, Mass., moved to Newbury, Vt., about 1788, where he had three sons, John, Abram, and Edmund. He m. Sarah Kelley.
2. JOHN BRICKETT, son of Abram(1), b. in Newbury, Vt., March 19, 1780, m. March 30, 1813, Elizabeth, dau. of Tarrant Putnam. He res. in L. from 1835 to 1852. Farmer and pearlash manufr. d. in Newbury, Vt., May 7, 1853. Ch. b. in Newbury, Vt.
3. HARRY BRICKETT, son of John(2), b. in Newbury, Vt., Feb. 1, 1818, m. Aug. 18, 1846, Eliza, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Phebe (Gage) Cutter, b. in Jaffrey, Dec. 20, 1820. He res. in L. a few years prior to 1852. He was educated in Newbury, Vt., and Haverhill Academies, and grad. Dart. Coll. in 1840; studied medicine in Dart. Med. Coll. Taught Jaffrey and Francestown Academies, 1840 to 1850; Brown Latin School, Newburyport, Mass., 1850 to 1852; Merrimack Normal School, 1852 to 1856. Was ordained Cong. clergyman at Manchester, Jan. 28, 1858. Pastor at Hillsboro Bridge, 1857 to 1865; Geneseo, Ill., 1865 to 1872; East Lake George, N.Y., 1872 to 1876; Hillsboro Bridge, 1876 to 1882; Thetford, Vt., 1882 to 1890. He afterward res. in Hooksett until he d., Dec. 17, 1891. Ch.
1. JOHN D. BRIDGE, son of Henry M., b. in Warwick, Mass., Aug. 23, 1859, m. Sept. 18, 1888, Angie Belle, dau. of Porter B. Watson (See), b. in Salisbury, Nov. 17, 1862. He res. in L. from May 6, 1887, to Sept. 6, 1889, during which time he was editor and proprietor of the Littleton "Journal." He is now editor and proprietor of the Coos County "Democrat," Lancaster. Ch.
1. THOMAS BRIGGS, son of Rev. Joel, b. in Stoughton, Mass., Jan. 14, 1789, m. May 14, 1817, Lovina, dau. of Moses Carter(4) (See), b. in New Hampton, June, 1796, d. in L. Feb. 16, 1852, Free Baptist. He res. in L. from 1812 until he d., March 10, 1838. Farmer. Free Baptist. Dea. Whig. Ch. b. in L.
2. JOEL BRIGGS, son of Rev. Joel, b. in Stoughton, Mass., July 6, 1785, m. Mehitable Ide, b. in Boston, Mass. He res. in L. from 1812 to 1831. Appointed Col. of 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, June 29, 1827; vacated June 12, 1832. Ch.
1. PETER BRODIE, son of Peter, b. in Johnston, Scotland, Sept. 16, 1820, m. Dec. 31, 1845, Mary, dau. of John Allen, b. in Johnston, Scotland, Nov. 25, 1825, d. in Groveland, Mass., May 29, 1881. He res. in L. from 1849 to 1878, when he removed to Groveland, Mass. Finisher in woollen mill. Democrat. Presbyterian. d. in North Andover, Mass., Feb. 16, 1895. Ch.
1. JONATHAN BRONSON, from Southington, Conn. , was one of the first settlers of Landaff. He d. in Landaff about 1820.
2. JONATHAN BRONSON, son of Jonathan(1), b. in Southington, Conn., April 27, 1776, m. Hannah Marston, b. Dec. 4, 1784. Representative for Landaff, 1829-30-1-2-3-4-5. res. and d. in Landaff. Ch.
3. JOEL BRONSON, son of Jonathan(2), b. in Landaff, Nov. 16, 1802, m. first, Oct. 9, 1828, Ruth, dau. of Thomas and Jerusha (Snow) Hale, b. in Bethlehem, Sept. 20, 1806, d. in L. April 2, 1875, m. second, Sept. 8, 1875, Mary Jane, dau. of Isaac Smith (See), b. in Brownington, Vt., Oct. 21, 1808, d. in L. Dec. 11, 1893, Cong. She m. first, Rev. Stephen Howard Cutler, June 14, 1831, who d. May 22, 1834, m. second, Stillman Batchellor (See). Joel res. in Landaff until 1840, then in Lyndon, Vt., until 1868, since then in L., where he d. Aug. 11, 1894. Farmer. Free Baptist. Jackson Democrat, afterward Republican, but voted for Cleveland. Ch.
4. WILLIAM ELISHA BRONSON, son of Jonathan, sixth son of Jonathan(2), b. in Hardwick, Vt., April 13, 1859, m. Feb. 6, 1879, Mattie Susan, dau. of David Moffett (See), b. in L. July 9, 1859, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1878. Farmer. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
1. EZRA BROOKS, son of Jonas, b. in Alstead, March 15, 1800, m. first, March 21, 1821, Susan, dau. of John Bemis (See), b. in L. July 6, 1801, d. in Bethlehem in 1830, m. second, July, 1831, Sophronia, dau. of Luther Esterbrooks, b. in Lyndon, Vt., April 24, 1807, d. in L. April 3, 1872, Cong, m. third, Jan. 19, 1875, Ruth W. Briggs, b. in Lyman, March, 1806, d. in L. Oct. 8, 1876, Free Baptist. Her first husband was Oliver F. Nurse (See), second, Rev. John Norris, d. Aug. 15, 1870. Ezra res. in L. from 1865 until he d., Nov. 8, 1890. Farmer. Cong. deacon. Republican. Ch. by w. Susan, b. in Bethlehem.
Ch. by w. Sophronia, b. in Bethlehem.
2. HORACE BROOKS, son of Luke, b. in Franconia, May 23, 1814, m. Dec. 21, 1853, Cynthia Spencer, dau. of Alanson Noble, b. in Castleton, Vt., May 11, 1826, Cong. She has res. in L. in youth, and since March, 1892. He never res. in L., d. in Franconia, Feb. 25, 1889. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. b. in Franconia.
3. EMERSON BROOKS, son of Ira and Rebecca (Wilder) Brooks, b. in Westminster, Mass., Sept. 27, 1830, m. June 7, 1864, Mada M., dau. of Lyman Townsend, b. in Morgan, Vt., Aug. 22, 1840. He has res. in L. since 1887. Farmer. Democrat. Ch.
4. CHARLES HENRY BROOKS, son of John D., b. in Lisbon, June 29, 1866, m. Nov. 7, 1888, Edna May, dau. of William Virtue, b. in Durham, P.Q., Nov. 29, 1871, Protestant. He has res. in L. since 1891. Laborer. Protestant. Republican. Ch.
5. ALFRED BROOKS, son of Louis, b. in Canada, Feb. 16, 1847, m. Dec. 28, 1871, Mary Ellen, dau. of William Parkinson, b. in Andover, Mass., March 10, 1853, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1868. Glover. Roman Catholic. Democrat. Ch.
1. GEORGE PINKHAM BROWN, son of Nathaniel, b. in Woodstock, Sept. 13, 1820, m. July 15, 1843, Diana Whipple, dau. of Timothy Glover, b. in Woodstock, May 28, 1823, Methodist. He res. in L. from 1861 to 1862. Farmer. Co. B, 6th N.H. Inf. Private. d. in Colebrook, May, 1895. Ch.
2. LORENZO IVRY BROWN, son of George Pinkham(1), b. in Benton, Jan. 28, 1854, m. Dec. 26, 1874, Julia L., dau. of Orrin H. Streeter (See), b. in Bethlehem, Dec. 28, 1857. Free Baptist. He has res. in L. since 1881. Clerk. Democrat. Ch.
3. FRANK CALEB BROWN, son of George Pinkham(1) b. in Landall, July 29, 1860, m. first, Dec. 1884, Susie, dau. of Lindsey Whitcomb, b. Aug. 14, 1863, d. in Bethlehem, July 26, 1890, m. second, May 28, 1894, Carrie M., dau. of Fred Cannon, b. in Waltham, Mass., March 25, 1871. He has res. in L. since 1894. Mill hand. Democrat. Ch. by w. Susie.
4. ERASTUS BROWN, son of Samuel, b. in Chelmsford, Mass., Oct. 21, 1802, m. Oct. 22, 1826, Annie, dau. of John Winship, b. in Lexington, Mass., March 10, 1807, d. in Milford, May 22, 1874. He res. in L. from 1837 to 1845. Shoemaker. d. in Milford, Oct. 27, 1854. (Acts of Antislavery Apostles, pp. 292-3-4-5-6.) Ch.
5. HENRY BROWN, son of William, b. in L. Dec. 2, 1837, m. Feb. 5, 1866, Esther, dau. of James Sizen, b. in England, Feb. 11, 1845. He has res. in L. all his life. Truckman. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
6. JAMES BROWN, son of Francis, b. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., April 11, 1860, m. Sept. 27, 1882, Mary, dau. of Peter Duffee (See), b. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., Nov. 12, 1857, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L, most of the time since 1880. Miller. Roman Catholic. Democrat. K.P. Ch.
7. CHARLES BROWN, son of Bartholomew, b. in Canada, Dec. 14, 1863, m. Sept. 21, 1886, Jennie, dau. of James Thom, b. in Canada, Jan. 18, 1867. Protestant. He has res. in L. since 1890. Millman. Republican. No children.
8. EDWARD JOSIAH BROWN, son of Dr. Ira, b. in Burke, Vt., Jan. 14, 1851. unm. He was educated in Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, and Dart. Coll., from which he grad. in 1874. He took three courses of med. lectures in the University of the City of N.Y., and Dart. Med. School; grad. from the latter, Oct. 29, 1878. He commenced practice, regular school, in L. Feb. 1879, where he remained until May, 1880. He has since res. as follows: Haverhill, 1880 to 1882; Minneapolis, Minn., since 1882. He belongs to the Moosilauke and Hennepin Co., Minn., Med. Societies; Society of Physicians and Surgeons of Minneapolis, Minn. (Treas. of the last two); Minnesota Med. State Society, and was a member of the American Med. Association in 1882. He was appointed, June 30, 1884, to the chair of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene in the Minneapolis Coll. of Physicians and Surgeons. Cong.
9. WILLIAM W. BROWN, son of William J., and grandson of Charles, b. in Bremen, Me., July 28, 1859, m. July 24, 1883, Abbie T. Grinnell, dau. of John and Elmira Grinnell of Union, Me. He is a jeweller in L. I.O.O.F.; A.O.U.W Republican. Methodist. Ch.
1. GEORGE NELSON BRYANT, b. in New Boston, May 21, 1824, m. May 16, 1851, Ann Maria George, b. in Newbury, Vt., May 16, 1829. He was educated in Newbury, Vt., Seminary, and was ordained a Methodist minister. He has been stationed as follows: Stark and Milan, 1849; Monroe, 1850; Unity and Acworth, 1851; Gilmanton, 1852-3; Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro. 1854; Marlow, 1855-6; L., 1857-8; Lisbon, 1859-60: Lancaster, 1861-2; Bristol, 1863; Hinsdale, 1864; Lebanon, 1865-6; Canaan, 1867; Newfields, 1868; Greenland, 1869-70; Sandwich Center, 1871-2-3; East Canaan, 1874-5; Hillsboro Bridge, 1876-7; Haverhill and Piermont, 1878-9; Haverhill, 1880; North Charlestown and West Unity, 1881-2-3; Moultonboro, 1884-5-6; without charge, 1887-92, preaching a portion of the time in Brookline. Since 1892 he has res. in Newbury, Vt. Ch.
1. COLLINS MCDONALD BUCHANAN, son of Alexander, b. in Danville, Castle Bar, P.Q., Jan. 11, 1838, m. Aug. 18, 1862, Sarah Gotham, dau. of Levi Frank Ranlett (See), b. in Lancaster, July 27, 1831. She m. first, Cyrus Willis (See). Collins M. res. in L. from 1864 to 1870. Hotel-keeper: Plymouth, 1874 to 1881; Campton Village, 1881 to 1884; Laconia, 1884 to 1887; North Woodstock, 1887 to 1890; Manchester, 1890 to Feb. 1891. Dep. sheriff, Grafton Co., 1874-5, and 1879 to 1883. Sheriff, Grafton Co., 1883-4. Democrat. d. in Manchester, Feb. 6, 1891. No children.
1. REUBEN BUCK, b. in Conn., res. in Hillsborough.
2. WALTER BUCK, son of Reuben(1), b. in Hillsborough, Dec. 23, 1771, m. Feb. 26, 1795, Martha Green of Hillsborough. He res. in Waterford, Vt., where he d., April 25, 1847.
3. HORACE BUCK, son of Walter(2), b. in Waterford, Vt., Feb. 22, 1803, m. April 17, 1825, Polly, dau. of John Caswell, the second male child b. in L. (See). She was b. in Waterford, Vt., April 4, 1807. Baptist. d. in L. March 15, 1894. He res. in L. nearly all his life. Hotel-keeper and tailor. Baptist. Democrat. Representative, 1855. Selectman, 1858. J.P. A.F. and A.M., Morning Dawn and Burns Lodge. d. in L. Oct. 27, 1873. Ch.
4. FRANK HENRY BUCK, son of Oscar, b. in L. Sept. 8, 1856, m. April 12, 1888, Matilda, dau. of Lewis Strong, b. in Canada, March 19, 1867. He has res. in L. all his life. Laborer. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
1. EDWARD BUCKLEY, son of William, b. in Lancashire, England, Feb. 20, 1825, m. Jan. 9, 1860, Elizabeth, dau. of John McCall. b. in Glasgow, Scotland, June 14, 1833. Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1863. Boarding-house keeper. Democrat.
2. WILL PARKINSON BUCKLEY, son of Edward(1), b. in L. Feb. 22, 1865, m. July 25, 1891, Elizabeth Frances, dau. of George K. Drew (See). He has res. in L. from birth to 1890. He was educated in L. High School and Dart. Coll., grad. 1887. Commenced studying law with Bingham, Mitchell, & Batchellor in 1886, and was admitted to the Bar at Concord, July 25, 1890. Located at Lancaster, where he is now a member of the law firm of Drew, Jordan, and Buckley. Member Board of Education, Union School Dist., 1887-8-9. J.P. Notary public. Democrat. Ch. b. in Lancaster.
1. EDWARD BUGBEE, b. in England, about 1594, came to America from Ipswich, England, in ship "Francis," in 1634, and settled in Roxbury, Mass., where he d., Jan. 26, 1669. His wife's name was Rebecca.
2. JOSEPH BUGBEE, son of Edward(1), b. in Roxbury, Mass., June 6, 1640, m. Experience, dau. of Andrew Pitcher of Dorchester, Mass. Joseph moved to Woodstock, Conn., in 1686, and d. in 1729.
3. JOSIAH BUGBEE, eighth child of Joseph(2), b. in Roxbury, Mass., Nov. 2, 1684, m. Sarah ----. He d. in Woodstock, Conn.
4. JOSIAH BUGBEE, eldest son of Josiah(3), b. in Woodstock, Conn., Dec. 23, 1708. m. Pollycena Arnold, who came from England.
5. AMOS BUGBEE, sixth son of Josiah(4), b. in Ashford, Conn., Nov. 3, 1749, m. March 21, 1782, Martha Woodward, b. in Lisbon, Conn., Aug. 3, 1757, d. Jan. 8, 1847. He d. in Ashford, Conn., Feb. 15, 1804.
6. RALPH BUGBEE, eighth child of Amos(5), b. in Ashford, Conn., Feb. 9, 1796, m. Oct. 4, 1820, Vera Goss, b. Aug. 16, 1798. He was a physician in Waterford, Vt., where he d., Jan. 11, 1881.
7. RALPH BUGBEE, son of Ralph(6), b. hi Waterford, Vt.. Dec. 20. 1821, m. first, Phebe Jane, dau. of Labatt Tifft (See), b. in L. May 21, 1824, d. in Waterford, Vt., Oct. 12, 1846, m. second, Nov. 18, 1847, Mary Barker, b. in Concord, Vt., d. in Franconia, Nov. 16, 1855, m. third, Nov. 14, 1856, Jennett Cutler, dau. of Stillman Batchellor (See), b. in Bethlehem, April 19. 1836, Cong., d. in N.Y. City, July 8, 1897. He res. in L. from 1857 until he d., July 26, 1893. He was educated in the common and high schools of Waterford, Vt., Lyndon, Vt., Academy, and attended medical college, two terms at Woodstock. Vt., and two at Castleton, Vt., grad. at Castleton, Oct. 1845. He studied with his father and commenced practice in Waterford, Vt., in 1844, during the erysipelas scourge, continuing there until 1853, when he moved to Franconia, where he practised three years. He then established himself in L., where he practised the remainder of his life. He belonged to the regular school, and to the White Mt. Medical Society, Caledonia, Vt., Medical Society, and Vt. State Medical Society. Republican. Cong. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch. by w. Mary.
Ch. by w. Jennette.
8. GEORGE RALPH BUGBEE, son of Ralph(7) b. in Waterford, Vt., Feb. 7, 1849, m. Dec. 31, 1881, Emma E., dau. of Hardy Lindsey, b. in Whitefield, Feb. 17, 1859. He res. in L. from 1857 to 1873; was educated in the common schools of L. and Franconia, and Newbury, Vt., and Tilton Seminaries. He then attended the Medical Department of Mich. University and Dart. Medical Coll., grad. from the latter In 1872. He then practised medicine in L. one year, then removed to Whitefield, and later to Wausau, Wis., where he now res. He belongs to the regular school. Ch.
1. GEORGE BULLARD, b. in England, 1608, settled in Watertown, Mass., and was admitted freeman, 1641. The mother of his children was Beatrice, but no record of the marriage is found. He m. second, Mary Maplehead. Late in life he removed to Watertown Farms, later known as Weston, where he d. Jan. 14, 1688/19.
2. JONATHAN BULLARD, son of George(1), b. July 12, 1647, m. Dec. 9, 1669, Hester Morse, b. March 7, 1645/6, dau. of Joseph and Hester (Pierce) Morse of Watertown.
3 JONATHAN BULLARD, son of Jonathan(2), b. Dec. 25, 1672, by wife Anna had eleven children. Only ten children are named in Bond's "Watertown," but it is certain that Joseph was a brother of Ebenezer Bullard of New Ipswich. Jonathan d. Sept. 14, 1719, and his widow m. May 24, 1727, Edward Harrington, son of Abraham, of Watertown.
4. JOSEPH BULLARD, son of Jonathan(3), was born in Weston, Jan. 16, 1717/8. He m. March 22, 1754, Sarah Proctor. He lived with his brother Ebenezer in New Ipswich until his marriage, and about 1760 removed to Mason, where he d. March 3, 1792.
5. SILAS BULLARD, son of Joseph(4), b. in New Ipswich, April 2, 1755, m. July 1, 1782, Avis Keyes. He resided in Mason, where he d. May 15, 1835. Fourteen children.
6. SAMPSON BULLARD, son of Silas(5), b. in Mason, Oct. 24, 1784, m. Nov. 8, 1818, Ivah, dau. of Enoch Patterson, b. in Boston, Mass., June 5, 1798, d. in L. July 16, 1854, Unitarian. He res. in L. from 1847 to 1858. Merchant and banker. Unitarian. Whig. d. in Boston, Mass., July 19, 1858. Ch. b. in Concord.
1. GEORGE HENRY BUNKER, son of Charles Sinclair, b. in N.Y. City, Dec. 30, 1836, m. Nov. 26, 1860, Dolly Priest, elan. of Isaac Jones Quimby, b. in Franconia, June 15, 1835. She d. April 8, 1889. He has res. in L. since 1864. Blacksmith. Democrat. Ch.
2. CYRUS Enwis BUNKER, son of Abraham, b. in Barnstead, Feb. 25, 1823, d. in Bethlehem, July 8, 1894; m. first, May 25, 1847, Susan Conover; she d. in Bethlehem, 1873; m. second, June 29, 1876, Mary R. Lovering, b. June 16, 1839, dau. of Joseph Lovering; she has res. in L. since 1895. Ch. by w. Susan.
Ch. by w. Mary.
1. JOHN BURGIN, son of Samuel, b. in Lancaster, Jan. 16, 1820, m. Delia Ann, dau. of Albert Millen, b. in Bath, Feb. 8, 1832. He has res. to L. since 1865. Stone-mason. Republican. Co. G, 11th N.H. Inf. Private. G.A.R. Postmaster, Pattenville, appointed July 19, 1890; reappointed in 1894. Ch.
2. WILLIAM BURGIN, son of John(1), b. in L. Oct. 3, 1868, m. Sept. 5, 1887, Kate, dau. of James McEleady, b. in Canada, April 18, 1869, Roman Catholic. He res. in L. in youth and since 1887. Farmer. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
1. GILES BURLEY, res. in Ipswich, Mass. (See "Burley Family" in State Library.)
2. JAMES BURLEY, son of Giles(1), b. Feb. 10, 1659, m. May 25, 1685 ( ?), Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Stacy. She d. Oct. 21, 1686. He m. second, Elizabeth ----. He d. in Exeter about 1721.
3. WILLIAM BURLEY, son of James(2), b. in Ipswich, Mass., Feb. 27, 1693. Was in Newmarket in 1746.
4. WILLIAM BURLEY, son of William(3), b. in 1721, m. Olive ----. He res. in Stratham in 1746, and signed his name "Burley." He d. in Caddia, June 18, 1801.
5. WHEELER BURLEIGH BURLEY, son of William(4), b. in Stratham, Sept. 19, 1749, m. Nancy Leavitt. He was a blacksmith and Rev. soldier, moving to Gilmanton about 1800, where he d. March, 1834.
6. BENJAMIN LEAVITT BURLEY, son of Wheeler(5), b. in Stratham, July 16. 1781, m. Hannah Bean Pulsifer, b. in Gilmanton, June 17, 1782, d. Sept. 2, 1845. He d. Oct. 31, 1838. Blacksmith and farmer.
7. WILLIAM BURLEY, son of Benjamin Leavitt(6), b. in Gilmanton, Nov. 22, 1804, m. Sept. 10, 1830, Huldah Weymouth Bean, b. Aug. 26, 1807. He was a farmer, res. in L.
8. GEORGE WASHINGTON BURLEY, son of William(7), b. May 2, 1832, m. April, 1856, Mary Ann Baker. He res. in Bethlehem.
9. FRANK PIERCE BURLEIGH, son of George Washington(8), b. in Bethlehem, Dec. 1, 1856, m. July 14, 1878, Sarah Jane, dau. of Orange Hatch (See), b. in Bethlehem, Oct. 28, 1858, Free Baptist. He has res. in L. since 1880. Clerk. Democrat. I.O.O.F. No ch.
1. ELORA BURNHAM, son of Samuel, b. in Bethlehem, Oct. 26, 1807, m. June 6, 1838, Laura Baxter, dau. of James Dow (See), b. in L. Aug. 18, 1817, d. in L. Nov. 5, 1886, Cong. He res. in L. nearly all his life. Carpenter. Democrat. Representative, 1845. Appointed Capt. 5th Co. 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, Dec. 21, 1836, vacated March 17, 1839; also Capt. 1st Co. Lt. Inf. N.H. Militia, June 24, 1839, vacated March 4, 1841. d. in L. March 20, 1884. Ch. b. in L.
2. JOSEPH BURNHAM, son of Samuel, b. in Bethlehem, June 6, 1806, m. first, about 1828, Mary Kimball, dau. of Ono Snow, b. in Bethlehem in 1805, d. in L. Oct 27, 1844, Baptist, m. second, Dec. 1844, Hope, dau. of John B. Twombly, b. in Alton, Jan. 9, 1820. Methodist. He res. in L. from 1841 until he d. Jan. 13, 1866. Stone-mason. Selectman, 1858. Republican. She d. in L. Feb. 8, 1899. Ch.
3. CYRUS EASTMAN BURNHAM, son of Elisha(1), b. in L. Dec. 26, 1838, m. June 29, 1865, Eliza Ann, dau. of Josiah Bailey, b. in Brownington, Vt., April 9, 1842. He has res. in L. all his life. Painter. Democrat. 3d Regt.; Co. A, 17th Regt.; Co. I, 1st N.H.H. Art. Musician. Ch. b. in L.
4. HENRY BAXTER BURNHAM, son of Elisha(1), b. in L. Feb. 6, 1842, m. Sept. 5, 1865, Edna Jane, dau. of Levi Ward Cobleigh, b. in L. Oct. 4, 1846. He has res. in L. all his life. Carpenter and mechanic, member of the firm of Fitzgerald & Burnham. Democrat. Co. D, 13th N.H. Inf. Musician. Com. G.A.R., 1885. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch. b. in L.
5. EDWARD ELISHA BURNHAM, son of Elish(1), b. in L. Oct. 11, 1855, m. April 28, 1883, Annie Belle, dau. of John Tunney, b. in Addison, Vt., Aug. 18, 1856. Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. all his life. Clerk. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
6. MOSES PILLSBURY BURNHAM, son of Ezekiel, b. in Epsom, June 8, 1819. m. Nov. 4, 1846, Mary, dau. of Hezekiah Tibbetts, b. in Wolfboro, May 27, 1825. She d. Jan. 9, 1898. He res. in L. since 1855. He d. Aug. 29, 1899. Farmer. Selectman, 1889. Democrat. No ch.
7. FRANKLIN JAMES BURNHAM, son of James, b. in Norwich, Vt., Dec. 31, 1842, m. June 17, 1873, Harriet Frances, dau. of Charles Laughton, b. in Valley Cartier, P.Q., June 15, 1842. He res. in L. during the school year of 1869-70, principal of Littleton High School. He fitted for college at Kimball Union Academy and grad. Dart. Coll. Class of 1869. Grad. from Law Department of Chicago University in 1871, and was admitted to the Bar in Chicago, May 22, 1871, and practised there a short time, then removed to Glyndon, Minn., and practised until 1875, then to Moorhead, Minn., where he is still in practice. Edited "Clay Co. Advocate," 1877 to 1880; Co. Attorney, Clay Co., Minn., 1877 to 1881; Commissioner U.S. Circuit Court for Minn., 1878 to 1882; Supt. Schools, Clay Co., 1873 to 1875; Prest. First National Bank of Moorhead since 1882. Law firms connected with: Burnham & Willard, Chicago, Aug. to Oct., 1871; Burnham & Nettleton, Glyndon, Minn., 1873; Burnham & Gould, Moorhead, Minn., Jan. 1, 1879, to Jan. 1, 1882; Burnham, Heywood & Gould, Jan. 1882 to May, 1882, when it was broken up by the death of Mr. Heywood (George W. H., Dartmouth, 1869), and the retirement of Mr. Gould; Burnham, Mills & Tillotson, Jan. 1883. He d. Moorhead, April 17, 1898. First Lieut. Co. E, 9th N.H. Inf. Presbyterian. Ch.
The first record obtainable of the Burns family is of Thomas Burn, who owned property in Corntown, Co. Sterling, Scotland, by Crown charter, in 1538. This property descended to John Burn. In 1783 the name was first spelled Burns, in the Glasgow directory. (The several Burns families treated are related.)
1. JOHN BURNS, b. in Co. of Donegal, Ireland, June, 1711, was of Scotch descent and came to America from Londonderry, Ireland, m. his first w. in Boston, Mass., who d. about one year later. He moved to Bedford and m. second, Ann McQuesten of Litchfield, Mass., b. in Co. Tyrone, Ireland, June, 1720. Ten ch.
2. ROBERT BURNS, son of John(1), m. Mollie Smith.
3. WILLIAM BURNS, son of Robert(2), b. in Merrimack April 15, 1783, pub. July 11, 1808, Mary, dau. of Lieut. John Patterson, b. Aug. 1783, d. in L. Feb. 7, 1873. He res. in L. from 1806 until he d., Sept. 28, 1868. Grad. from Dart. Medical Coll., 1826. One of the founders and Prest. of White Mt. Medical Society, 1830 to 1834. He was one of the first board of School Inspectors (1809), being similar to the Sup. School Com. later established; member Morning Dawn Lodge, and charter member of Burns Lodge, A.F. and A.M., which was named in his honor. Town Clerk, 1811-12-13. Surgeon, 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, 1818. Fire ward, 1831. No ch. (L. Cen., pp. 150-1; Grafton Co. Gazetteer, p. 477.)
4. THOMAS BURNS, b. in Scotland, and is supposed to have emigrated to Ireland, to take advantage of the "Crown Grants." m. Margaret Leslie, dau. of Lord Newark.
5. GEORGE BURNS, son of Thomas(4), b. in Ireland, in 1696, emigrated to America and was a Rev. soldier, and was one of the Committee of Safety in 1778. He was Town Treasurer in 1746, and held ninny town offices, m. Martha Glover, b. in 1713, d. in Hudson, Feb. 11, 1811. He res. in Hudson, where he d. in 1783.
6. GEORGE BURNS, son of George(5), b. in Hudson, Feb. 5, 1743, m. Nov. 1, 1770, Anna Adams, a descendant of the Conn. Champions. She was b. on the way coming from Scotland to America. He was a Rev. soldier, d. in Rumney in 1815.
7. ROBERT BURNS, son of George(6), b. in Hudson, Dec. 12, 1792, m. first, Nov. 6, 1816, Mary Merrill, d. in Plymouth, Sept. 15, 1849, m. second, Almira Cox, b. in Holderness, Sept. 21, 1818, d. in Plymouth, March 7, 1855. He never resided in L. Physician. d. in Plymouth, June 26, 1866. Ch. by w. Mary.
Ch. by w. Almira.
8. WILLIAM BURNS, son of Robert(7), b. in Hebron, April 25, 1821. m. April 25, 1843, Clementine E., dau. of Capt. Lyman Hayes, b. in Orford. He res. in L. from 1843 to 1846. He was educated at New Hampton and Dart. Coll., from which he graduated in 1841, studied law with Judge Leonard Wilcox of Orford, and attended Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the Bar in Grafton Co. in 1843, and practised in L. from 1843 to 1846. He then went to Lancaster, where he practised for 38 years. He was Solicitor for Coos Co. from 1848 to 1853 by appointment; State Senator for 1857-8; delegate to the last Constitutional Convention, from Lancaster: delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1860; Aid to Gen. Jared Williams, 1847-8. He was a member of the law firm of Burns & Fletcher from 1849 to 1866; Burns & Heywood, 1868 to 1876. Unitarian. Democrat. Mason. I.O.O.F. He d. in Plymouth, April 2, 1885. No children. (L. Cen., p. 128; 1 G. & C. Bar Ass., p. 209. Biog. by H. O. Kent.)
9. ROBERT BURNS, son of Robert (7), b. Plymouth, Nov. 21, 1854, m. May 1, 1883, Caroline Sargeant, a grad. Vassar Coll., dau. of Cyrus and Sarah J. (Emerson) Sargeant of Plymouth. He is a physician and was in active practice in Plymouth until 1898. He was appointed Assistant Surgeon 3d Regt. N.H. N.G. 1889, Surgeon 1894. In May, 1898, be was appointed Surgeon of the First N.H. Volunteers in the war with Spain. He resigned in Oct. 1898, to accept an appointment of Surgeon U.S. Vols. He is now serving, with rank of Major, in the U.S. Army in the Philippine Islands. They have several children.
10. NATHAN BURNS, son of Samuel S., b. in Madison, Me., Aug. 20, 1821, m. Nov. 25, 1848, Mary, dau. of John Cleaves, b. in Kennebunk, Me., Jan. 22, 1819. She d. in L. Oct. 11, 1898. He res. in L. from 1860 until he d., May 17, 1894. Laborer. Methodist. Republican. Co. D, 13th N.H. Inf. Private. G.A.R. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch.
11. JOHN BURNS, b. in 1725, res. New Boston; soldier in Colonial wars. Rev. soldier. Private, Capt. Gordon Hutchins' Co., Col. John Stark's Regt. Enlisted May 4, 1775, and was in battle of Bunker Hill.
12. JOHN BURNS, son of John(11), b. in New Boston in 1755, m. Sarah, dau. of Dea. Thomas Smith, b. Dec. 26, 1752, d. in Whitefield, Jan. 4, 1826. He res. in Whitefield, where he d. in 1852. Rev. soldier. Private, Capt. Gordon Hutchins' Co., Col. John Stark's Regt. He was in the battles of Bunker Hill, Bennington, and expedition to Quebec, also was soldier in the war of 1812-15. Whig.
13. DAVID BURNS, son of John(12), b. in New Boston, July 31, 1782, m. Susannah, dau. of Thomas Knights, b. in Worcester, Mass., March 28, 1789, d. in Whitefield, Nov. 1875. He and his father were the first settlers in Whitefield and built the first house and first roads in town. Capt. in State Militia. Democrat. d. in Whitefield, April 30, 1864.
14. CALVIN WHITE BURNS, son of David(13), b. in Whitefield, March 4, 1811, m. first, Aug. 8, 1838, Mary Charlotte, dau. of Samuel Prince, b. in Royalton, Vt., Feb. 1, 1821, d. in Whitefield, June 15, 1855, m. second, in 1885, Elvira C., dau. of Russell Noyes, b. in Landaff, April, 1829. He res. in Whitefield until 1872, then in Lancaster until he d., April 20, 1897. Lumber manufr. Republican. Capt. in State Militia. Ch. by w. Mary, Charles E.; Samuel A.; Ellen M.; Eliza J., m. Samuel C. Sawyer (See). Ch. by w. Elvira, Minnie C.; Wilber F.
1. DANIEL BURT, b. in Leominster, Mass., in 1760, m. Lydia Sanders, d. in Franconia, in 1838. He res. in L. from 1798 a few years, and then moved to Franconia, where he d. in 1815. Ch.
2. DANIEL BURT, son of Daniel b. in Leominster, Mass., Oct. 11, 1795, m. in 1818, Eunice, dau. of Simeon Lovejoy, b. in Hebron, March 30, 1801, d. in Bethlehem in 1866, Free Baptist. He res. in L. from 1847 to 1859. Farmer. Free Baptist. Democrat. d. in Bethlehem, Nov. 20, 1866. Ch. b. in Franconia.
3. CLARK COLBY BURT, son of Daniell(2), b. in Franconia, May 16, 1835, m. Oct. 27, 1855, Maria, dau. of Moses B. Hatch, b. in L. Nov. 20, 1837, Free Baptist. He res. in L. from 1847 to 1858. Fanner. Free Baptist. Democrat. Ch.
4. SIMEON BURT, son of Phineas and Sarah (Bush) Burt, b. in Groton, Mass., Feb. 15, 1748/9, m. 1774, Mary Clark, b. Lancaster, Mass., Jan. 26, 1748/9, dau. of Matthew and Elizabeth Clark. He lived in Groton, Lancaster, and Lunenburg in Mass., and in Jaffrey and Bethlehem in N.H. In 1776 he served from July to December in Capt. Samuel Sawyer's Co. in Col. Jona. Smith's Regt. in New York. He d. Bethlehem, Oct. 14, 1819; she d. Jan. 7, 1838. Matthew Clark was one of the Scotch-Irish emigrants who settled in Worcester, and on the dispersion of the community he removed to Lancaster, where he d. July 9, 1760. Ch.
5. LEVI BURT, son of Simeon, b. in Jaffrey, Jan. 27, 1784, m. about 1812, Lucretia Kelso, b. in Chester, Mass., July 3, 1792, d. in L. Feb. 18, 1873.
6. SIMEON BURT, son of Simeon(4), b. in Jaffrey, Sept. 28, 1788, m. first, Dec. 14, 1815, Mary Wilder, d. in L, m. second, Charlotte Louise Kerman, Methodist. He res. in L. from 1823 until he d., Jan. 5, 1855. Farmer. Whig. Appointed Lieut. 5th Co. 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, June 9, 1817; resigned, April 24, 1820. Ch. b. in L.
7. JOHN BURT, son of Simeon(4), b. in Jaffrey, Nov. 11, 1791, m. June 11, 1818, Mary, dau. of Isaac Batchellor, b. in Bethlehem, March 31, 1797. She m. second, John T. Nelson (See). He never res. in L. Farmer. Ensign in 2d Co. 32d Regt. Light Infantry, 1820. Appointed Paymaster 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, Feb. 23, 1821; vacated, June 11, 1821. d. in Bethlehem, July 27, 1827. Ch. b. in Bethlehem.
8. JOHN BURT, son of John(7), b. in Bethlehem, June 14, 1819, m. Oct. 12, 1853, Lucy, dau. of Joshua Dunn, b. in Jay, Me., Aug. 31, 1813, d. in L. Feb. 2, 1896, Methodist. He res. in L. from 1849 until he d. Oct. 16, 1868. Merchant. Democrat. No ch.
9. EDMUND BURT, b. Nov. 1803, m. Jan. 10, 1855, Lydia Wilder, dau. of Levi Burt (See), b. in L. Jan. 8, 1818, d. in L. June 8, 1884, Cong. She res. in L. in youth, and from 1874 to 1884. He never res. in L. Clergyman. d. in Gilead, Me., July 14, 1864. No ch.
1. AUGUSTUS ROGERS BURTON, son of Jedediah, b. in Guildhall, Vt., Feb. 19, 1826, m. Jan. 25, 1855, Harriet Eliza, dau. of Ezra Brooks (See), b. in Bethlehem, Sept. 21, 1833, Cong. He res. in L. from 1866 until he d., May 26, 1900. Painter and grainer. Cong. Prohibition. Member School Board, Union District, 1876-7-8-9-80-1-4-5-6. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch.
2. LORENZO DOW BURTON, son of Jedediah, b. in Guildhall, Vt., April 1, 1832, m. in 1862, Ann Mary, dau. of Amos Rowell (See), b. in L. Oct. 4, 1830. She m. first, Simeon Russell, Methodist. Lorenzo res. in L. from 1883 until he d., Nov. 30, 1892. Painter. Methodist. Democrat. Ch.
1. CLARK STEVENS BUSWELL, son of John, b. in Barton, Vt., Dec. 22, 1829, m. April 24, 1861, Lucena Marion, dau. of Marlin Downer, b. Lebanon, March 15, 1838, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1890. Insurance agent. Methodist. Prohibition. Ch.
1. HENRY BUZZELL, b. in Thetford, Vt., Nov. 14, 1831, m. first, June, 1862, Marion, dau. of William H. Harris, b. in Concord, Vt., in 1845. d. in Lunenburg, Vt., Sept. 17, 1869, m. second, Nov. 24, 1888. Emma Etta, dau. of Moses Cover, b. in Westport, N.Y., April 26, 1864, Advent. He has res. in L. since 1892. Farmer. Advent. Republican. Ch. by w. Marion.
2. EDWARD BUZZELL, son of George, b. in L. Aug. 6, 1860, m. Nov. 12, 1891, Lucy, dau. of William Clark, b. in Canada, Jan. 31, 1872. He has res. in L. all his life. Laborer. Ch.