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.
COCHRANE to CUTLER
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. LORENZO DARWIN COCHRANE, son of John and Sarah (Cole) Cochrane and grandson of Daniel Cochrane, b. in Saline, Mich., Nov. 27, 1854, m. Nov. 14, 1884, Cora, dau. of George Sexton, b. in Sherwood, Mich., June 25, 1861. She was educated in Union City schools, Mich., and taught in the public schools of Mich. from 1879 to 1884, commenced the study of theology in 1885, attending the Meadville, Pa., Theological School, from which she grad. in 1888. She was ordained in Bath, Sept. 25, 1890, where she preached until the fall of 1892. Since then she has assisted her husband in his work in Maine. (See below.) Lorenzo was educated in Mich. public schools, Albion, Mich. Coll. and Mich. University, teaching meanwhile to pay for his schooling. He afterward went to Meadville, Pa., Theological School, where he grad. in 1888, and immediately became pastor of the Unitarian Church in L., where he remained until the fall of 1892, when he resigned to begin a larger work in Ellsworth, Me., and Frenchman's Bay, assisted by his w. In 1895 they made their headquarters at Bar Harbor, Me., so as to be near the "Liberal Christian Church of Bar Harbor," which they planted while at Ellsworth, Me., in 1893. Pastor at Perry, Iowa, 1896 to 1898, and began a pastorate at East Lexington, Mass., 1898. His most important literary work is an essay entitled, "The Revelation of God in Nature," which, together with those written by six other Unitarian ministers, constitute the book, "In Spirit and in Truth." Ch.
1. FRANK ADINO COFRAN, son of James H., b. in Northfield, Feb. 11, 1853, m. June 1, 1876, Martha Culbertson, dau. of William Graham, b. in Peacham, Vt., Sept. 8, 1856. He res. in L. from 1876 to 1881. Hotel manager. Presidential Elector, 1888. Republican. J.P. State. Notary public. A.F. and A.M. d. in Whitefield, Aug. 15, 1896. No ch.
1. CHARLES MERRITT COLBURN, son of Simeon D. and Fanny (Holton) Colburn, b. in Bath, July 2, 1842, m. Feb. 1861, Esther Ann Parker, b. in Lisbon, May 14, 1841, dau. of James Parker. He is engaged in insurance, coming to L. in 1899. A.F. and A.M. The American generations of his lineage: Nathaniel(1), Joseph(2), Joseph(3), Joseph(4), Simeon(5), all of Dedham, Mass.; Simeon D.(6) of Claremont and Bath, Charles Merritt.(7) Ch.
1. ANTHONY COLBY, an English emigrant, was in Boston, 1630. He m. 1632, Susannah Sargent. He was freeman, 1634, of Ipswich, Mass., 1637, and later a resident of Salisbury, Mass., being a grantee in the division of lands, 1640 and 1643. In 1647 he sold his estate in Salisbury and moved across the river to Amesbury, where he d., Feb. 11, 1660/61; his widow, Susannah, m. William Whitridge.
2. ISAAC COLBY, fifth child of Anthony(1), b. July 6, 1640. He was of Salisbury, 1663, of Amesbury, 1667, and later of Haverhill and Rowley. He d. 1684. His widow, Martha, d. in Amesbury, July 13, 1730. Hoyt, in "Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury," asserts that Isaac Colby married Martha Jewett, a sister of Dea. Ezekiel Jewett.
3. ANTHONY COLBY, son of Isaac(2) b. Jan. 24, 1669/70, m. Oct. 23, 1701, Mary Currier, b. Haverhill, Jan. 28, 1675, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Hardy) Currier. She d. April 8, 1719; he m. second, Dec. 4, 1721, Elizabeth West, who d. June 25, 1738. He res. in Haverhill and was living 1734.
4. ISAAC COLBY, son of Anthony(3), b. March 23, 1711/12, m. April 25, 1734, Sarah Davis, b. June 4, 1714, dau. of William and Mary (Kelley) Davis; she d. June 3, 1755; he m. second, April, 1757, Hannah Colby. He lived in Haverhill, where ten children by w. Sarah were born.
5. BENJAMIN COLBY, son of Isaac(4), b. July 14, 1750, m. Oct. 19, 1773, Elizabeth Hunkins; she d. Nov. 22, 1806; he m. second, Sarah (Eastman) Carter, b. Concord, Aug. 4, 1757, dau. of Moses and Elizabeth (Kimball) Eastman, and widow of Jacob Carter of Concord. He lived in Sanbornton, where he d., Nov. 9, 1816.
6. BENJAMIN COLBY, son of Benjamin(5), b. in Sanbornton, July 5, 1778, m. Jan. 11, 1804, Polly Woodman, b. April 23, 1784, dau. of Rev. Joseph Woodman. He was a school-teacher thirty-four consecutive years, and was known as Master Colby. He d. Feb. 6, 1856; his widow d. June 14, 1861.
7. ETHAN COLBY, son of Benjamin(6), b. in Sanbornton, Aug. 29, 1810, m. March 29, 1843, Mary Chamberlain, b. April 6, 1819, dau. of Edmund Chamberlain of Colebrook. He res, m. L. from 1836 to 1838, member of mercantile firm, Colby & Eastman. Subsequently he lived in Colebrook. Representative, 1861. Executive Councillor, 5th Dist., 1862. He d. March 2, 1895. Ch. b. in Colebrook.
8. WILLIAM COLBY, son of Benjamin(5), b. March 20, 1782, m. first, Jan. 19, 1802, Betsey, dau. of John Lane, b. in Sanbornton, Nov. 1, 1781, d. Jan. 13, 1832, m. second, Feb. 22, 1833, Polly, dau. of John Lane, b. in Sanbornton, Feb. 25, 1785, d. in L., April 15, 1862. He res. in L. from 1852 until he d., April 18, 1858. Supt. iron foundry. Ch. by w. Betsey, b. in Sanbornton.
9. WILLIS HUSTON COLBY, son of John F., b. in Bangor, Me., April 20, 1869, m. May 27, 1893, Hallie M., dau. of Nelson Parker (See), b. in L. Oct. 28, 1876. He res. in L. from 1891 to 1893, and since 1895. Publisher of "Republic Journal" from 1891 to 1893. Republican. No ch.
1. ROYAL MERRIMAN COLE, son of Solomon, b. in Stark, Feb. 12, 1839, m. July 1, 1868, Lizzie, dau. of Marshall Day Cobleigh(8) (See), b. in L. May 6, 1818, Cong. She was educated in Kimball Union Academy and Mt. Holyoke Seminary, and taught in L. and Lancaster in 1864-5. After marriage she went with her husband to Turkey as a missionary, and has since res. there. She res. in L. from birth to 1868. He was educated in Kimball Union Academy, Amherst Coll., from which he grad. in 1866, and Princeton, N.J., and Bangor, Me., Theological Seminaries. He was ordained as a Cong. clergyman in Bangor, Me., Aug. 1, 1868, and at once went with his wife to Turkey, where he has labored as a missionary since. They were located iu Erzroum and Erzingan until 1884, and since that time in Bitlis, Turkey. During this time they have made two brief visits to the U.S. During the Russian siege of Erzroum in 1877 they lost three of their children by the pestilence. In 1896, Mr. Cole not only carried on his missionary labors, but acted as distributor of the relief furnished the destitute Armenians. His published works are reports to the American Board publications, and correspondence in the "N.Y. Tribune," "N.Y. Independent," "Boston Journal," "Congregationalist," and other leading papers. In 1896 Mrs. Cole took the four youngest children to Oberlin, Ohio, to be educated. Ch.
1. DEAN CONANT, son of Clark and Sally (Dean) Conant, b. in Windsor, Vt., in 1800, m. Oct. 24, 1825, Almeria, dau. of Peter Bonney (See), b. in L. Sept. 9, 1807, and res. in L. until 1825, and from 1836 to 1848, d. in Thetford, Vt., Nov. 13, 1874. He res. in L. a short time before marriage. Merchant. d. in Charlestown, May 13, 1835. Ch. b. in Charlestown.
1. WILLIAM CONDON, b. in Nova Scotia, in 1816, m. March 10, 1844, Abigail Gile, dau. of John Bowman (See), b. in L. May 4, 1817, d. in L. June 29, 1880. He res. in L. from 1840 to 1861. Lumber-dealer. d. in Boston, Mass., Feb. 15, 1865. No ch.
1. WILLIAM FORBES COOLEY, son of Dwight Henry and Agnes Douglas (Forbes) Cooley, grandson of Henry A. Cooley, b. in New York City, Feb. 4, 1857. grad. University of New York, 1878, and of Union Theological Seminary, 1884, ordained at Plymouth (Congregational) Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., July 11, 1884. He has labored in the ministry at Bingham and Lehi, Utah, 1882-3; Lehi, Utah, 1884-5; North Branch, Minn., 1885-6; Seward, 1886-9; Elmhurst, Ill., 1889-90; Short Hills, N.J., 1890-2; Chatham, N.J., 1892-7; and in Littleton since July, 1898. His published works include articles contributed to the religious press and "Emmanuel, the Story of the Messiah," published by Dodd, Mead & Co., 1889. Mr. Cooley m. July 30, 1884, Phebe Scudder Corey, b. Westfield, N.J., Oct. 1854, dau. of Jonathan and Caroline C. Corey. Ch.
2. NEWTON SPENCER COOLEY, son of Jonah, b. in Chelsea, Vt., Aug. 14, 1822, m. first, May 1, 1846, Catherine Rourk, b. in Halifax, N.S., in 1834, d. in L. Sept. 23, 1878, Methodist, m. second, Feb. 15, 1879, Elzina, dau. of Harland Keyes, b. in Whitefield in 1830. He res. in L. from 1866 until he d., Aug. 27, 1895. Mason. Democrat. U.S. Navy. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. G.A.R. Ch. by w. Catherine.
1. JAMES M. W. COOPER, son of J. W. and Mary Newman (Murrell) Cooper, b. in Norwich, England, Sept. 27, 1871. His parents came to America, and settled in Bayonne, N.J., 1888. He m. Nov. 29, 1894, Lenora Frances Perry, dau. of Edward Robbins and Maria Freeman (Nickerson) Perry. From 1889 to 1891 he was assistant editor of "White Mountain Echo," and special correspondent of New York and Boston papers. He was a clerk in hotels four years,and in May, 1897, assumed management of "Republic-Journal," residing in L. In July, 1900, he was appointed chief clerk of the Bureau of Labor, and removed to Concord.
1. LAWRENCE COPELAND, the American pioneer of this family, settled in Braintree, Mass. The records make the somewhat indefinite statement that he was b. in the "Reign of our Gracious Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth." He m. Oct. 12, 1651, Lidia Townsend, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Mr. Hibbins, of Boston. She d. Jan. 8, 1688. He d. Jan. 30, 1699, one hundred years old. John Farmer lends his authority to the claim that he lived one hundred and ten years. Marshall's Diary, however, mentions his burial, and says he d. at the age of one hundred years, and his epitaph confirms the entry in the diary.
2. WILLIAM COPELAND, third son of Lawrence(1), b. Sept. 15, 1656, probably in Braintree, Mass, m. April 13, 1694, Mary, dau. of John and Ruth (Alden) Bass, and widow of Christopher Webb. Ruth was the third dau. of Hon. John Alden, who was one of the Mayflower Co., 1620. William d. in 1716.
3. BENJAMIN COPELAND, seventh child of William(2), b. in Braintree, Mass., Oct. 5, 1708, res. in Braintree and Norton, m. Nov. 21, 1734, Sarah, dau. of Benjamin and Sarah (Thompson) Allen, b. April 15, 1709.
4. MOSES COPELAND, son of Benjamin(3), b. in Norton, Mass., Nov. 16, 1745, m. Sept. 25, 1766, by Rev. Joseph Palmer, of Norton, Hannah Stone. They res. in Mansfield, Mass. He d. Sept. 24, 1840. She d. Sept. 21, 1838.
5. AMASA COPELAND, son of Moses(4), b. in Mansfield, Mass., June 6, 1774, m. Nov. 25 (28?), 1799, Fanny, dau. of Micah Allen. She d. Dec. 6, 1853. AIMISa d. in Mansfield, May 18. 1867.
6. ALLEN AMASA COPELAND, son of Amasa(5), b. in Middletown, Vt., Oct. 11, 1808, m. June 26, 1835, Mary Ann Kittredge, b. in Dracut, Mass , May 4, 1814, d. in L. April 1, 1895, Cong. He d. in Mansfield, Mass., Nov. 6, 1681. Cong. Ch.
1. JEREMIAH B. COPP, son of Hayes B., b. in Martin's Grant, Sept. 7, 1832, m. Jan. 10, 1858, Susan Gray, dau. of John Rogers, b. in Jackson, Sept. 2, 1827, Cong. He has res. in L. since 1860. Carpenter. Cong. Democrat. Ch.
1. GEORGE GORDON COREY, son of James Kimball, b. in L. Jan. 15, 1849, m. Nov. 9, 1873, Addle J., dau. of David Millen (See), b. in L. Sept. 3, 1850, Methodist. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Methodist. Democrat. Ch. b. in L.
2. HARRY HIBBARD COREY, son of Harvey D. and Ellen (Hatch) Corey, grandson of Jonathan and Caroline R. (Bishop) Corey, b. in Lyman, Oct. 25, 1861, m. May 26, 1888, Claribel Quimby, b. May 25, 1865, dau. of Kimball H. and Mary R. (Woolson) Quimby of Lisbon. He came to L. in 1898. Chief of Police. Free Baptist. Republican. Ch.
1. JOHN CORNING, a descendant of the Corning family of Beverly, Mass., came to New Hampshire about 1750. The lineage is John(4), Samuel(3), Samuel(2), Samuel(1). He lived in the part of the original town of Windham which was annexed to Salem, 1752. He signed the Association Test in Salem, 1776.
2. SAMUEL CORNING, son of John(1), b. in Salem, Oct. 1, 1768, m. Aug. 17, 1793, Mary Cochran, dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Duncan) Cochran of Litchfield. He was a captain in the militia. He d. Litchfield, July 12, 1836.
3. NATHANIEL CORNING, son of Samuel(2), b. July 17, 1804. M. April 7, 1831, Mary McMurphy, b. in Londonderry, 1804, dau. of Alexander and Sarah (Duncan) McMurphy. She was a graduate of Adams' Female Seminary and one of a committee of young ladies to welcome Gen. Lafayette passing through Londonderry on his journey from Portsmouth to Concord. He was a farmer and a merchant, and was also engaged in boating on the Merrimack River before the building of the Concord railroad. He d. Aug. 14, 1869. His widow d. April 1, 1893.
4. BENJAMIN HENRY CORNING, son of Nathaniel(3), b. in Litchfield, July 15, 1835, m. July 1, 1854. Martha A. Massure, b. in Dalton, July 6, 1836, d. in L. March 15, 1897. He m. second, June 7, 1899, Alice (Tuttle) Moffett, dau. of Charles M. Tuttle, M.D. (See), and widow of Frank Tifft Moffett, M.D. (See). He res. in Northumberland several years; was postmaster at Groveton under Lincoln, sheriff of Coos County, 1866 to 1871. Removing to this town, he was sheriff of Grafton County, 1884 to 1889. Deputy sheriff, 1889 to 1893. Superintendent White Mountain Division B.C. & M.R.R., 1880 to 1884. Referee in Bankruptcy for dist., including Grafton and Coos Counties, since 1898. Pres. L. Water and Electric Light Co., 1887-88. Moderator, 1890-4, 96-8. Pres. L. Musical Association, 1886. Pres. L. Driving Park Association, several years. J.P. State. General business; insurance. Episcopal. Republican. Ch. b. in Northumberland.
1. ARTHUR COTY, son of Achan, b. in Canada, Oct. 15, 1849, m. Sept. 18, 1877, Ellen, dau. of John Defosse, b. in Concord, Vt., May 15, 1859, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1878. Tanner. Roman Catholic. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
1. GEORGE WASHINGTON COWEN, son of Rev. Charles, b. in Lyman, Sept. 9, 1841, m. Sept. 9, 1863, Sarah Jane, dau. of James Calhoun (See), b. in Lyman, Feb. 10, 1836, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1879. Janitor. Methodist. Republican. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch.
1. CHARLES WESLEY COWING, son of Wesley, b. in Bath, March 29, 1847, m. May 29, 1877, Helen M., dau. of Reuben McIntire (See), b. in Lisbon, Feb. 17, 1835, d. in L. Oct. 6, 1891. He res. in L. since 1870. Farmer. Democrat. Co. K, 6th N.H. Inf. Private. No ch.
1. ALBERTO JEROME CRAM, son of George Samuel, b. in Meredith, May 1, 1852, m. Ellen E., dau. of Harry E. Bruce, b. in Monroe, Aug. 13, 1851. She m. first, Henry H. Parker (See). Alberto res. in L. from 1876 to 1895. Livery stable supt. Fire ward, 1883 to 1890 inc. I.O.O.F. No ch.
1. THOMAS EDMUND CRAMER, son of Wilson and Amanda (Griffith) Cramer, grandson of Wilson Cramer, b. Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 4, 1864, grad. Wesleyan University, 1890, Boston University School of Theology, 1894, ordained deacon (Methodist) by Bishop Hurst, April 10, 1892, elder by Bishop Fowler, April 5, 1896. He was assistant pastor St. John's M.E. Church, South Boston, 1892-4, and has received appointments: Hillsborough Bridge, 1894; Hillsborough Bridge and East During, 1895-7; Somersworth, 1897-9, and Littleton, 1900. He m. Sept. 5, 1894, Jennie C. Love. Ch.
1. WILLIAM ALDEN CRANE, son of Hosea, b. in Bethlehem, Aug. 29, 1837, m. Jan. 13, 1866, Martha W., dau. of George P. Brown, b. in Lisbon, Feb. 3, 1845, Baptist. He has res. in L. since 1872. Carpenter. Republican. Co. D, 13th N.H. Inf. Private. G.A.R A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch.
2. LUTHER JOSEPH CRANE, son of William Alden(1), b in Bethlehem, Sept. 28, 1866, m. Dec. 3, 1887, Mamie J., dau. of John Woodward (See), b. in Berlin, Aug. 1, 1869. He res. in L. since 1872. Carpenter. Republican. K.P. Ch. b. in L.
1. THOMAS ASTLE CRAWFORD, son of James A., b. in Canada, March 8, 1854, m. Sept. 24, 1877, Jane, dau. of Thomas Jenkins, b. in Canada, Oct. 28, 1852, Presbyterian. He res. in L. since 1884. d. Nov. 16, 1898. Laborer. Ch.
1. HENRY CROOKS was b. in Hopkinton, Mass., March 15, 1754. He was a son of John and Mary (Drury) Crooks and a descendant of the Scotch-Irish emigrants who settled in Hopkinton about 1720. The name has been prominent in the civil and the business affairs of the town. He was a soldier in the Revolution, and before the close of the war he m. Elizabeth Barrett, b. in Hopkinton, Oct. 30, 1761, dau. of Thornton Barrett (See), and settled in Winchendon, Mass. He came to this town in 1812, and in 1830 removed to Coaticook, P.Q., where he d., 1846. Ch. b. in Winchendon, Mass.
2. THORNTON CROOKS, son of Henry(1), b. in Winchendon, Mass., May 12, 1792, m. Nov. 25, 1813, Martha, dau. of Matthew Peck, b. in Grafton, Sept. 11, 1791, d. in Black Earth, Wis., Oct. 8, 1854. He res. in L. from 1813 to 1832. Farmer. d. in Coaticook, P.Q., March 30, 1837. Ch.
3. JOHN CROOKS, son of Henry(1), b. in Winchendon, Mass., April 22, 1799, m. Jan. 1, 1823, Betsey Bullard, d. in 1855. He res. in L. from 1823 to 1831. Farmer, d. in Wisconsin, about 1870. Ch.
1. WILLIAM SAGE CROSBY, b. in Roxbury, Mass., in 1849. unm. He was educated in the Roxbury, Mass., High School, and grad. from Harvard Medical School in 1874. He located in practice, regular school, in Boston, Mass., but soon moved to L., where he practised but a short time before he d., April 5, 1875.
1. JOHN CROUCH, son of John and Lucy (Willard), b. in Chesterfield, April, 1806, m. about 1830, Sarah, dau. of William Sawyer, b. in Bethlehem in 1810, d. in Lisbon, Free Baptist. He res. in L. from 1861 to 1874, d. in Lisbon. Farmer. Free Baptist. Republican. Ch.
2. CALVIN PARKER CROUCH, son of John(1), b. in Bethlehem, Feb. 5, 1844, m. Aug. 13, 1873, Kate Maria, dau. of Horace Shute (See), b. in L. Jan. 11, 1855. He res. in L. since 1865. He d. in L. April 27, 1900. Farmer. Republican. Co. D, 13th N.H. Inf. Corp. G.A.R. Ch.
1. EZEKIEL CUDWORTH, b. in Greenfield, March 14, 1784, m. Lydia, dau. of Moses Lewis, b. in Lyndeboro', Feb. 17, 1783, d. Jan. 5, 1869. He settled in Marlboro' about 1817. Blacksmith. Removed to Rindge about 1843, where he d., Sept 15, 1866.
2. EZEKIEL CUDWORTH, son of Ezekiel(1), b. in Marlboro', Aug. 8, 1820, m. April 3, 1844, Achsah Ann, dau. of Reuben Tarbell (See), b. Jan. 23, 1826, d. L. May 8, 1889. He res. in L. from 1872 until he d. May 14, 1887. In Rindge was Selectman three years and held other local offices. (Hist. Marlboro', pp. 456-7.) (Hist. Rindge, pp. 494-5.) Ch.
3. CHARLES MARSHALL CUDWORTH, son of Ezekiel(2), b. in Marlboro', July 28, 1854, m. Dec. 22, 1875, Mary Emma, dau. of Josiah Forbes, b. in Nova Scotia, May 18, 1857, Christian Science. He has res. in L. since 1874. Carpenter. Republican. Cong. Appointed Postmaster of Willowdale, April 28, 1882. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. K.T., St. Gerard Comd'y. Ch.
1. JAMES MEIGS CUMMINGS, b. in Newark, Vt., April 16, 1844, m. Dec. 31, 1865, Ellen, dau. of Nathan Applebee(3) (See), b. in L. in 1845, d. in Methuen, Mass., April, 1893. She m. second, John E. Dustin. James res. in L. in 1863 and 1877. Supt. of lumber mill. d. m. Bethlehem, April 9, 1877. Democrat. Co. I, 15th Vt. Inf. and Co. I, 1st N.H.H. Art. Sergt. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch.
2. WILLIAM J. CUMMINGS, son of John, b. in Ottawa, Ontario, July 1, 1856, m. June 10, 1878, Annette, dau. of Edward Buckley (See), b. in L. Oct. 9, 1863. He has res. in L. since 1878. Glover. Roman Catholic. Democrat. Ch.
1. GEORGE MITCHELL CURL, son of John, b. in Elkhart, Ind., Oct. 6, 1848, m. Sept. 1875, H. A., dau. of Matthew Whipple, b. in Concord, Vt., Aug. 29, 1850. He was educated in the Elkhart, Ind., and Des Moines, Iowa, schools, and later attended Carmel Coll., Mt. Vernon, Iowa. In 1872 he was received into the Northwest Iowa Methodist Conference on trial, and into full connection in 1874. He was transferred to the N.H. Conference in 1881, and served the following charges: Antrim, 1881; L., 1882 to 1884; Claremont, 1885 to 1887; Somersworth, 1888; Vt. Conference, St. Johnsbury, 1889 to 1891; Concord, Baker Memorial, 1892 to 1896. Presiding Elder, Concord District, 1896, Manchester District, 1900. 44th Iowa Inf. Private. Ch.
1. JOHN CURRIER, son of Stephen, b. in Walden, Vt., July 23, 1805, m. first, June 17, 1830, Martha Foster, m. second, June 14, 1854, Mary L. Howard, m. third, Oct. 19, 1864, Mrs. Sarah M. Wheeler. He was educated in the district schools of Walden, Vt., and the Peacham, Vt., Grammar School. He was licensed to preach May, 1830, in Cabot, Vt. In 1832 he was ordained a Methodist deacon in Lyndon, Vt., and in 1834 an elder, in Windsor, Vt. His ministry has been as follows: Lyndon and St. Johnsbury, Vt., Circuit, 1830-1; Peacham, Vt. 1832; Montpelier, Vt., 1833; Danville, Vt., 1834-5; Chelsea, Vt., 1836-7; Rochester, Vt., 1838-9; Barre, Vt., 1840-1; Northfield, Vt., 1842-3; superannuated, 1844-5; Presiding elder in Montpelier, Vt., District, 1846 to 1850, res. in Northfield and Barre, Vt.; Presiding Elder in Danville, Vt., District, res. in Newbury, Vt., 1850 to 1854; Lebanon, 1854-5; Sanbornton Bridge (Tilton), 1856-7; Newport, 1858-9; Manchester, 1860; Bristol, 1861-2; Sandwich, 1863-4; Salem (Pleasant Street), 1865-6; East Salisbury, Mass., 1867-8-9; L., 1870-1; North Haverhill, 1872-3-4; supernumerary, res. North Haverhill, 1875 to 1883; superannuated, res. Montpelier, Vt., 1884 to 1891, when he d. in Manchester, while visiting a sister, April 25, 1891. Agent Vt. Bible Society, 1845. Delegate to the Methodist Gen. Conference in Pittsburg, Pa., 1848. Chaplain of the N.H. Legislature, 1874. Superintendent of schools, Sanbornton Bridge, Newport, Bristol, and Haverhill, while located in those towns. Ensign two years and Lieut. three years in a militia co. in Walden, Vt. Chaplain 6th Regt., 1st Brigade, 4th Div. Vt. Militia, 1837. (Conference Minutes, 1892, p. 339.) Ch.
2. HIRAM ELLERY CURRIER, son of John and grandson of Sylvanus, b. in Bath, May 18, 1846, m. March 9, 1873, Alzina Adeline, dau. of Jonathan B. Taylor, b. in Lisbon, Dec. 13, 1850. Pres. W.R.C., 1885-6. He has res. in L. since 1875. Painter. Republican. Co. G, 11th N.H. Inf. Com. G.A.R., 1896. C.P., L. Encampment, I.O.O.F., also N.G. K.P. Ch.
1. EPHRAIM CURTIS, b. in Sudbury(written in), Mass., in 1771, m. Elizabeth Roby, b. in Sudbury, Mass., in 1763(?) d. in L. Jan. 3, 1826. He res. in L. from 1795 to 1825, most of the time. He d. in L. Feb. 4, 1825. Merchant. (Grafton Co. Gazetteer, p. 473. L. Cen., 237, 243, 250.) Ch. b. in L.
2. ROSWELL H. CURTIS, son of Ephraim(1), b. in L. in 1812, m. Nov. 22, 1860, Ellen E., dau. of Jasper Hale, b. in Leominster, Mass., in 1840. He res. in L. all his life, and d. Dec. 16, 1873. No ch.
3. FREEMAN B. CURTIS, son of Thomas, b. in Stratford, June 19, 1830, m. July 7, 1860, Ellen, dau. of Simeon Bass., b. in Lancaster, April 15, 1843, d. in L. Aug. 14, 1891, Methodist. He res. in L. from 1884 until he d., April 21, 1891. Farmer. Democrat. Ch. b. in Stratford.
4. HERBERT F. CURTIS, son of Freeman B.(3), b. in Stratford, May 16, 1870, m. April 20, 1894, Sadie, dau. of John Duff, b. in Lyndon, Vt., in 1874. He res. in L. from 1884 until he d., April 24, 1896. Laborer. Ch.
1. CHARLES VINCENT CUSHING, son of Anthony, b. in Walden, Vt., Jan. 25, 1846, m. in 1871, Hannah Hall, b. in Canada in 1851. d. in Concord in 1871, m. second, Jan. 27, 1880, Mary Ellen, dau. of Peter Cyr, b. in Canada, Oct. 8, 1856, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1891. Farmer. Roman Catholic. Democrat. Ch.
1. ROBERT CUSHMAN, b. in Eng., 1580-5. (See Jonathan Smith(20); Cushman Genealogy; Biography in Appleton's Encycloptedia.)
2. THOMAS CUSHMAN, son of Robert(1), b. in Eng., Feb. 1608, m. Mary, dau. of Isaac Allerton. She, with her father, came over in the "Mayflower," and she was the last survivor of the "Mayflower" passengers. Thomas d. Dec. 11, 1691.
3. THOMAS CUSHMAN, son of Thomas(2), b. in Plymouth, Mass., Sept. 16, 1637, m. first. Nov. 17, 1664, Ruth Howland, dau. of John Howland, m. second, Oct. 16, 1679, Abigail Fuller. He d. Aug. 23, 1726.
4. ROBERT CUSHMAN, son of Thomas(3), b. Oct. 4, 1664, m. first, Persis ---- m. second, Feb. 1744-5, Prudence Sherman. He d. Sept. 7, 1757.
5. JOSHUA CUSHMAN, son of Robert(4), b. Oct. 14, 1708, m. first, Jan. 2, 1733, Mary Soule, m. second, March 5, 1752, Deborah Ford. Joshua came from Lebanon, Conn., and settled in Duxbury, Mass. He d. in Marshfield, Mass., March 25, 1764.
6. PAUL CUSHMAN, son of Joshua(5), b. in 1741, m. Anna Parker, who d. in Dalton in 1822. He emigrated to Charlestown before the Rev. war, and was the first blacksmith in town, He went to Canada during some of the Indian wars, with an expedition to bring back captives. He res. in L. and Barnet, Vt., until 1796, then went to Bath, where he d., Feb. 1808. Ch.
7. SOULE CUSHMAN, son of Joshua(5), b. probably in Duxbnry, Mass., March 11, 1749, m. first. Lydia, dau. of Ephraim Kempton. m. second, Thankful, dau. of Nathan Delano, b. Feb. 8, 1757, d. Waterford, Vt., March 28, 1814. He res. in L. from about 1791 until he d., Nov. 15, 1795. Came to L. from New Bedford, Mass. Ch. by w. Lydia.
Ch. by w. Thankful.
8. CLARK CUSHMAN, son of Paul(6), b. in Charlestown, Oct. 8, 1769, m. first Feb. 3, 1794, Katherine, b. Oct. 6, 1774, dau. of Elijah and Mary (Willard) Grout of Charlestown, d. in Barnet, Vt., March 8, 1837, m. second, Sarah Hadley. He probably never res, m. L. Farmer. d. in Barnet, Vt., Sept. 20, 1851. Ch. b. in Barnet, Vt.
9. PAUL CUSHMAN, son of Paul(6), b. in Plymouth, Oct. 4, 1771, m. first, about 1793, Rebecca Glidden. dau. of Richard Glidden, b. in Charlestown in 1772, d. June 16, 1820, m. second, Lucinda Oakes, (widow), b. Bethlehem, d. March 16, 1851. He res. in L. from 1793 to 1800. Farmer and hotel-keeper. Ch.
10. PARKER CUSHMAN, son of Paul(6), b. in Charlestown, Jan. 3, 1773, m. Dec. 31, 1795, Grace, dau. of Richard Glidden, b. Unity, April 3, 1777, d. L. Feb. 26, 1843. He res. in L. from 1797 until he d., June 4, 1872. Farmer. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
11. ELISHA CUSHMAN, son of Paul(9), b. in L. Oct. 16, 1794, m. first, Viney Moore, d. Sept. 1818, m. second, Harriet Whitcher. He res. in L. from 1794 to 1800. Stone-mason. Removed to Dalton. Ch.
12. HORACE CUSHMAN, son of Parker(10), b. in L. Jan. 24, 1802, m. first, March 23, 1826, Abigail H., dau. of Major Edward Oakes, b. in Bethlehem, d. in L. April 9, 1829, m. second, Sept. 15, 1829, Phebe, dau. of James Williams, b. in L. May 4, 1804, Cong. He res. in L. from 1802 to 1837. Farmer. Republican. Appointed Capt. 5th Co. 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, Dec. 22, 1827; vacated, March 28, 1832. Ch. by w. Abigail, b. in L.
Ch. by w. Phebe.
13. LEWIS PUTNAM CUSHMAN, son of Ezra and grandson of Paul(6), b. in Middlesex, Vt., Nov. 22, 1824, m. Nov. 12, 1849, Clarissa A. Newell, b. in Winchester in 1826. He united with the church in Middlesex, Vt., in 1843, was educated in Newbury, Vt., Seminary and Concord Theological School, and was soon after licensed to preach. He joined the Methodist Conference in 1849 in Peacham, Vt., and was ordained deacon by Bishop Janes in 1851; Elder by Bishop Waugh in 1853. His ministry has been as follows: Derby, Holland, Morgan, and Charleston circuit, 1849; Walden, Vt., 1850-1; Guildhall. Vt., circuit, 1852; Marshfield, Vt., 1853-4; Bristol, 1855-6; Lancaster, 1857-8; L. 1859-60: Landaff, 1861-2; Bethlehem and Whitefield, 1863-4-5; Shelburn, Vt., 1866; Franklin, Vt., 1867; Rochester, 1868-9-70; Lawrence, Mass. (Garden Street), 1871-2-3; Tilton, 1874; Nashua (Chestnut Street), 1875-6-7; Fishersville, 1878. In 1879 he was transferred to Texas, and was Presiding Elder in Texas and La., and part of the time editor of the "Southwestern Christian Advocate," until 1885, when he returned to Mass., and has since been filling important appointments in that circuit. Rep. from Landaff, 1862. Ch.
14. ELKANAH CUSHMAN, son of Thomas(2), b. June 1, 1651. m. first, Feb. 16, 1676/7, Elizabeth, dau. of James Cole, Jr., d. Jan. 4, 1681/2, m. second, March 2, 1682/3, Martha, dau. of Jacob Cook, b. March 16, 1659/60, d. Sept. 17, 1722. He was Representative and Deacon. Res. in Plympton, Mass., where he d., Sept. 4, 1727.
15. ALLERTON CUSHMAN, son of Elkanah(14), b. Nov. 21, 1683, m. first, Jan. 11, 1710/11, Mary Buck, d. Oct. 15, 1725, m. second, Sept. 5, 1726, Elizabeth, dau of Geo. Sampson, d. April 17, 1744. He d. Jan. 9, 1730/1.
16. ALLERTON CUSHMAN, son of Allerton(15), b. Dec. 16, 1712, m. first, Jan. 30, 1734/5, Alethea Soule, b. Jan. 7, 1714, d. March 3, 1747/8, m. second, Deborah ----, d. Dec. 1, 1751.
17. EPHRAIM CUSHMAN, son of Allerton(16), b. in Duxbury, Mass., Feb. 14, 1742/3, m. Dec. 20, 1764, Sarah Colman, b. Coventry, Conn., March 5, 1745. He d. Lisbon, April 27, 1832.
18. EBENEZER CUSHMAN, son of Ephraim(17), b. in Coventry, Conn., June 24, 1787, m. Sept. 4, 1813, Abigail, dau. of Moses Emery, b. in Dover, June 24, 1791, d. in Lisbon, Feb. 24, 1864. He res. in L. from 1817 to 1824. Clothier. d. in Lisbon, April 16, 1866. Ch.
19. ISAIAH CUSHMAN, son of Allerton(16), b. in Plympton, Mass., Feb. 2. 1730/1, m. Nov. 1, 1753, Sarah, dau. of Andrew Ring, and descendant of Capt. Miles Standish, b. Sept. 2, 1737, d. Brookfield, Mass., June 22, 1809. He was selectman and assessor in Brookfield, and member of the church. d. in Upper Canada, near Fort George, Nov. 2, 1818.
20. ISAIAH CUSHMAN, son of Isaiah(19), b. Feb. 6, 1757, m. Sept. 14, 1778, Sarah, dau. of William Ripley, b. Sept. 23, 1757, d. March 22, 1844. He was a Rev. soldier, enlisted in 1775, and served through the war. Teacher and deacon. d. Jan. 8, 1841.
21. LEVI CUSHMAN, son of Isaiah(20), b. Nov. 9, 1778, m. first, in 1802, Margaret Ford, d. Aug. 28, 1804, m. second, Nov. 1807, Betsey Thompson, b. May 26, 1787.
22. THADDEUS THOMPSON CUSHMAN, son of Levi(21), b. in Sumner, Me., June 26, 1821, m. Dec. 4, 1848, Lucretia Williams, dau. of Samuel Gates, Jr., b. in Lunenburg, Vt., Nov. 24, 1823, d. in Lunenburg, Vt., Aug. 22, 1850. He res. in L. from March 1, 1868, to fall of 1870, and practised medicine. He commenced the study of medicine in May, 1840, and took his degree in Bowdoin Med. Coll. in 1844, and soon after commenced practice in Lunenburg, Vt., where he continued until he moved to L. He moved from L. to Randolph, Mass., where his only child res., and there spent the remainder of his life. He was a member of the White Mountain, Vt., and Mass. Med. Societies, and was president of the former in 1865 and 1866, and a councillor of the Mass. Society. After moving to Randolph, Mass., he was a trustee of the Stetson High School twelve years and a member of the Board of Education. He d. in Randolph, Feb. 6, 1896. A.F. and A.M., North Star. Charter Member of St. Gerard Comdy., K.T. (L. Cen., p. 163.) Ch.
1. STEPHEN HOWARD CUTLER, b. in Montpelier, Vt., Nov. 1, 1802, m. June 14, 1831, Mary Jane, dau. of Isaac and Mercy (Priest) Smith (See), b. in Brownington, Vt., Oct. 21, 1808. She m. second, Stillinan Batchellor (See), m. third, Joel Bronson (See). Stephen Howard was educated in Montpelier, Vt., joined the M.E. Church in 1819, and was licensed to preach Jan. 1827. He joined the itinerant ministry in June, 1828, and was stationed successively in Craftsbury Circuit, 1827; Troy, 1828; Barton, 1829; Craftsbury, 1830; Cabot, 1831-2; his last appointment being in Barre, Vt., 1833, where he d., May 22, 1834. (Gen. Minutes, M.E. Church, vol. 2, p. 283.) Ch.