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.
DAILY to DYKE
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
1. JOHN EDWARD DAILEY, son of Martin, b. in Quebec, Jan. 1, 1847, m. Nov. 26, 1868, Laura Rankin, dau. of Warner Bingham (See), b. in Concord, Vt., Dec. 2, 1845. He never res. in L. Farmer. Ch. b. in Bethlehem.
1. EDWARD DAISY, son of Joseph Hibert, b. in Canada, Nov. 6, 1846, m. Sept. 25, 1866, Addie, dau. of Joseph Correau, b. in Canada, Sept. 8, 1886, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1885. Farmer. Roman Catholic. Republican. Ch.
2. JOHN DAISY, son of Albert, b. in Canada, May, 1854, m. Jan. 27, 1873, Anna, dau. of Roger Longchamps, b. in Quebec, Dec. 26, 1856, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1886. Glover. Roman Catholic. Ch. b. in Sherbrooke, P.Q.
1. NAPOLEON BERTRAND DALTON, son of Nathan, b. in Readfield, Me., Feb. 22, 1837, m. first, Nov. 28, 1859, Susan Maria, dau. of John Palmer, b. in Cornville, Me., Nov. 14, 1839, d. in Deering, Me., Jan. 27, 1885, m. second, Dec. 2, 1886, Emma Louise, dau. of James Knapp, b. Lisbon, Nov. 14, 1847. He has res. in L. since 1886. Travelling salesman. Republican. I.O.O.F. Ch.
1. DANA PAUL DAME, son of William F., b. in Tuftonboro', Aug. 31, 1857, m. Dec. 2, 1880, Bessie T., dau. of William Slattery, b. in Rollinsford,July 3, 1859. He grad. from Dover High School in 1876, and Dart. Coil. in 1880. He taught in Vershire, Vt., Gonic, Principal Bristol, Vt., Academy, New Salem, Mass., Academy, Lincoln, Mass., High School; came to L. Jan. 1882, as principal of L. High School, and occupied that position until he resigned in 1892. He went from L. to Webster, Mass., as Principal of High School and Supt. of Schools. Supt. of Schools in Greenfield, Mass., 1898. Now Supt. of Schools Mattapan, Mass. Cor. Secretary L. Musical Association, 1889-90-1-2. A.F. and A.M. Ch.
1. GEORGE L. DANFORTH, son of Edward K., b. in Newbury, Vt., Dec. 16, 1846., m. first, in 1867, Julia Angie, dau. of Tolman Fifield, b. in Claremont about 1849. Divorced, m. second, Feb. 27, 1892, Sarah Jane, dau. of Richard T. Sullivan, and widow of Charles W. Brackett (See), b. in Lisbon, Sept. 17, 1857, Roman Catholic. He res. in L. from 1892 to 1895. Travelling agent. Democrat. J.P. State. Ch. by w. Julia.
Ch. by w. Sarah.
1. EDWARD DANIEL, son of Edward, b. in Canada in 1848, m. Nov. 18, 1878, Vina, dau. of Joseph Salway, b. in Canada, Dec. 21, 1847, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1888. Laborer. Roman Catholic. Ch.
1. WILLIAM DAVIS, b. in Gibraltar, Spain, in 1839, m. 1868, Sarah Morris of Lexington, Mich. He res. in L. 1858 to 1864, and during the time he published the "People's Journal" about a year. He served in 3d N.H. Inf., from 1861 promoted to Second Lieutenant, and discharged for disability, Sept. 4, 1864. He d. in Lexington, Mich., Jan. 31, 1874. She m. second, I. C. Wheeler, a lawyer of Lexington, Mich. (Hist. 3d Regt. Granite Monthly, vol. 16, p. 174). Ch.
2. JOAN SMITH DAVIS, son of Daniel L., b. in Lakeport, Oct. 1837, m. first, ---- Pickering, m. second, May, 1861, Melissa M., dau. of Jonathan J. Lovejoy (See), b. in L. July 31, 1843, d. in L. May 28, 1888, Cong. He res. in L. from 1862 until he d., March 7, 1885. Shoemaker. Cong. Republican. Co. I, 1st N.H. H. Art. Private. I.O.O.F. Ch. by w. Melissa.
3. EDGAR FOSTER DAVIS, son of Frederick, b. Machias, Me., April 17, 1851, m. June 25, 1874, Elmira S., dau. of Samuel H. Talbot, b. Machias, Me., Feb. 4, 1850, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since March, 1894. He was educated in Washington Academy, Machias, Me., and Bowdoin College, commenced the study of theology in 1876, and attended Yale Divinity School. He was ordained, Cong., in Perry. Me., where he was located one year, 1878-9. Other Cong. charges were: St. Stephen, N.B., 1879 to 81; Gardiner, Me., 1881 to 83; Hamilton, Mass., 1883 to 88; Wolfboro', 1888 to 89. He was a teacher and preacher in Penn. State Coll., 1889 to 94, and editor "Boston Sunday Courier," 1893. He was admitted to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church in 1895, and was Rector of All Saints' Church in L. 1895 to 1899. I.O.O.F. Delta Kappa Epsilon. Sons of American Revolution, Me. Ch.
1. COMFORT DAY, of Bristol County, Mass., was a soldier in the Revolution, serving in Col. George Williams' Regt. He settled in Chesterfield about 1793, coming there from Mass. He m. Velonia Paine, who d. Dec. 1822. (Hist. of Chesterfield, p. 280.)
2. COMFORT DAY, son of Comfort(1), b. Nov. 1775, m. 1796, Betsey, dau. of Zuriel Albee (See), b. July, 1779, d. in L. Sept. 25, 1860. He res. in L. from 1802 until he d., July 22, 1855. Farmer. Representative, 1830-1. Selectman, 1825-6-7-8-9. A.F. and A.M., Morning Dawn. Ch. b. in L.
3. ALLEN DAY, son of Comfort(2), b. in L. July 10, 1810, m. Feb. 26, 1835, Lucy, dau. of Ezra Chandler, b. in Concord, Aug. 17, 1815, Cong. He res. in L. from birth to 1864. Farmer. Cong. Deacon. Democrat. Representative, 1850-1. Selectman, 1856-7. Treasurer, 1845 and 1857. J.P. Appointed Capt. 11th Co., 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, March 5, 1834; vacated, April 21, 1835. d. in Brattleboro', Vt., March 12, 1869. Ch. b. in L.
4. OLIVER P. DAY, son of Stephen, b. in Cornish, Me., Nov. 14, 1810, m. May 29, 1830, Abigail, dau. of John Watson, b. in Limerick, Me., June 9, 1813. He res. in L. from 1836 to 1839, and from 1857 to 1868. Farmer. Co. H, 2d N.H. Inf. Private. d. in Concord, Vt., April 18, 1883. Ch.
5. RANSOM S. DAY, son of Oliver P.(4), b. in Dalton, May 22, 1841, m. Jan. 3, 1866, Lydia v., dau. of Philip Keach, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., March 2, 1840. He res. in L. from 1857 to 1866. Farmer. Co. C, 15th N.H. Inf. Private. Ch.
6. CARLOS P. DAY, son of Oliver P.(4), b. in Dalton, May 2, 1843, m. first, May 29, 1866, Ellen C., dau. of Levi B. Dodge (See), b. in L. Dec. 12, 1845, d. in L. Aug. 19, 1886, m. second, in 1887, Marguerite A , dau. of John Daley, b. in Lancaster, in 1864. He res. in L. from 1877 to 1890. Merchant tailor. Representative from Berlin, 1897-8. Colonel on Staff of Gov. Rollins, 1899-1900. Ch. by w. Marguerite.
1. CHARLES FRANCIS DEAN, son of Charles Rollin, b. in Lonsboro', Ala., Oct. 30, 1833, m. Dec. 31, 1875, Isabella, dau. of John Merrill (See), b. in L. Dec. 13, 1847. She res. in L. from birth to 1875. He never res. in L. Ch.
DE FOSSE. DESFOSSES.
1. DANIEL. DE FOSSE, son of John, b. in Concord, Vt., Nov. 16, 1853, m. Oct. 31, 1874, Margaret, dau. of William Seeley, b. in Canada, Dec. 19, 1856, Episcopal. He has res. in L. since 1862. Teamster. Democrat. Ch.
1. LAWRENCE DELANY, son of John. b. in Richmond, P.Q., in 1848, m. March 16, 1873, Ellen, dau. of Louis Lavac, b. in Canada, in 1854, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1884. Carriage-maker. Roman Catholic. Republican. Ch.
The following lineage is taken from "A Record of the Descendants of Capt. George Denison, of Stonington, Conn. Prepared by John Denison Baldwin and William Clift." 1881.
1. WILLIAM DENISON, b. in England about 1586, m. Margaret ----. John Eliot, the Indian missionary, seems to have been a tutor in his family. He d. in Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 25, 1653.
2. GEORGE DENISON, son of William(1), b. in England in 1618, m. Ann Borodell. "He had no equal in any of the colonies for conducting a war against the Indians, excepting perhaps Capt. John Mason, a greater and more brilliant soldier than Miles Standish." He d. in Hartford, Conn., Oct. 23, 1694.
3. JOHN DENISON, son of George(2), b. July 14, 1646, m. Nov. 26, 1667, Phebe Lay. He d. in Stonington, Conn., in 1698.
4. WILLIAM DENISON, son of John(3), b. in North Stonington, Conn., April 7, 1677, m. in 1698, Mary Avery. He d. in North Stonington, Conn., Jan. 30, 1730.
5. AVERY DENISON, son of William(4), b. in North Stonington, Conn., in 1712, m. Jan. 31, 1734, Thankful Williams. He d. in North Stonington, Conn., April 3, 1775.
6. ELISHA DENISON, son of Avery(5), b. in North Stonington, Conn., Nov. 3, 1734, m. Feb. 23, 1758, Keturah Minor. He d. in Ludlow, Vt., May 6, 1809.
7. ISAAC DENISON, son of Elisha(6), b. in Stonington, Conn., April 23, 1778, m. Oct. 21, 1798, Electa Newell. He d. in Norway, Me., Jan. 9, 1867.
8. Lucius DENISON, son of Isaac(7), b. in Burke, Vt., July 27, 1803, m. Nov. 24, 1827, Catherine Bemis. He d. in Norway, Me., June 26, 1882.
9. WILLIAM BARBOUR DENISON, son of Lucius(8), b. in Burke, Vt., April 20, 1833, m. first, April 20, 1858, Lucy Marie, dau. of Oliver Kendall, b. in Woodstock, Vt., March 17, 1834, d. in Boston, Mass., Feb. 15, 1860, m. second, Feb. 23, 1862, Elvira Parker, dau. of Oliver Kendall, b. in Woodstock, Vt., Jan. 28, 1837. He res. in L. in 1871-2. First Cashier L. Nat. Bank. Now Pres. Atlantic Bank, Boston, Mass. Ch. by w. Lucy.
Ch. by w. Elvira.
1. HARRY DICKSON, son of James, b. in Groveton, Dec. 7, 1866, m. Sept. 20, 1887, Lizzie, dau. of Henry Allard, b. in Montpelier, Vt., April 30, 1869, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1884. Glover. Roman Catholic. Republican. No ch.
1. WILLIAM HENRY DIXON, son of William, b. in Belchertown, Mass., May 10, 1855, m. Oct. 1891, Carrie Bell Ione, dau. of Silas Avery Miner (See), b. in Manchester, Feb. 24, 1857. He has res. in L. since 1881. Farmer. Republican. No ch.
1. WILLIAM DODGE, settled in Salem, now Beverly, Mass., in 1629, freeman in 1637. He was a Selectman, and frequently employed in town and church affairs. He was living in 1685.
2. WILLIAM DODGE, son of William(1), b. Sept. 19, 1640, was representative, 1690, and prominent in local affairs. In 1675 he served against the Narragansetts, and was distinguished for courage and skill. He is complimented by Hubbard in "Indian Wars." He m. Mary (Conant) Balch, dau. of Roger and Sarah (Horton) Conant, and widow of John Balch, m. second, May 26, 1685, Joanna (Hale) Larkin, dau. of Robert Hale, of Charlestown, Mass., and widow of John Larkin; she d. Aug. 18, 1694. He m. third, 1698, Mary Creatty, widow of Andrew Creatty. He d. 1720.
3. ROBERT DODGE, son of William(2) and wife Joanna, b. in Beverly, Oct. 9, 1686, was a prosperous farmer of Beverly. He m. 1709, Lydia Woodbury, b. 1690, dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth (Herrick) Woodbury. He d. Jan. 1, 1764.
4. WILLIAM DODGE, son of Robert(3), b. 1731, m. Nov. 14, 1752, Mary Baker, she d. 1761, m. second, Aug. 1, 1764, Mary Trask, who d. April 25, 1812. He was a joiner and cabinet-maker of North Beverly. A deacon of the second church. He d. about 1812.
5. SIMEON DODGE, son of William(4), b. March 26, 1755. He was in service in 1775, and in Col. Benj. Tupper's regiment from Feb. 13, 1777, to Feb. 13, 1780. He m. Dec. 31, 1780, Mary Balch, b. May 20, 1755, dau. of Joshua and Joanna (Williams) Balch, of Beverly, Mass., and two years later settled in Francestown, where he d., Dec. 25, 1827. His wife d. Dec. 23, 1823. Ten children.
6. SIMEON DODGE, son of Simeon(5), b. Dec. 13, 1781. He removed from Francestown to L. early in the century. He was a farmer. He m. Martha Fairfield, b. Nov. 28, 1781. She d. Dec. 3, 1815. He m. second, 1816, pub. Feb. 18, Polly Crooks, dau. of Henry Crooks (See); she d. Dec. 21, 1854. He d. March 18, 1868. He was a brother of William and Baker Dodge of Whitefield. Ch. by w. Martha, b. in L.
Ch. by w. Polly, b. in L.
7. LEVI BAKER DODGE, son of Simeon(6), b. in L. July 22, 1822, m. Sept. 24, 1844, Hannah Charlotte, dau. of Erastus Cobleigh (See), b. in Chesterfield, March 7, 1819. He res. in L. nearly all his life. Farmer. Cong. Republican. J.P. State. Ensign 11th Co., 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, 1844-5. d. in L. Oct. 8, 1896. Ch.
8. MARSHALL COBLEIGH DODGE. son of Levi Baker(7), b. in Lyndon, Vt. Sept. 5, 1850, m. Jan. 2, 1879, Martha Anna, dau. of Midas King, b. in Landaff, Feb. 14, 1852, Methodist. He has. res. in L. since 1865. Farmer. Cong. Republican. Clerk School Board, 1886-95 inc. Member School Board, 1896. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Ch. b. in L.
9. RINALDO DODGE, son of John, b. in Lyman, Jan. 14, 1820, m. Nov. 16, 1848, Nancy Maria, dau. of David Gilman, b. in Lisbon, June 19, 1823. He res. in L. since 1861. Farmer. Democrat. Co. I, 1st N.H. H. Art. Private. G.A.R. He d. Aug. 14, 1899. Ch.
10. ISAAC FOSTER DODGE, son of Rinaldo(9), b. in Lisbon, Oct. 2, 1849, m. Julia, dau. of Chester Carter, b. in Lyman, in 1863. He has res. in L. since 1861. Farmer. Ch.
11. ISAAC FOSTER DODGE, son of James and grandson of John, b. in Lyman, Dec. 2, 1833, m. Sept. 28, 1862, Abbie, dau. of Caleb Huntoon Jackman, b. in Lisbon, April 17, 1842. He has res. in L. since 1868. Farmer. Democrat. Co. D, 13th N.H. Inf. Private. G.A.R. No. ch.
12. HARVEY LEANDER DODGE, son of James, b. in Eden, Vt., Jan. 15, 1847, m. Aug. 17, 1875, Mary Jane, dau. of John Henry Adair, b. in Canada, Aug. 25, 1851. He has res. in L. since 1868. Laborer. Democrat. Ch.
13. CLARENCE LEROY DODGE, son of James, b. in Hyde Park, Vt., March 19, 1852, m. Oct. 12, 1876, Lucy Elfreda, dau. of Benjamin Fisk, b. in Dalton, May 10, 1860. He has res. in L. since 1861. Farmer. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
14. HERBERT DODGE, son of James, b. in Hyde Park, Vt., Jan. 6, 1863, m. Oct. 1883, Bertha, dau. of Roswell Dickerson, b. in Plattsburg, N.Y., July 1, 1869. He has res. in L. since 1891. Farmer. Democrat. Ch.
15. OLCOTT THEODORE DODGE, son of Theodore A., b. in Montpelier, Vt., June 3, 1851, m. July 20, 1875, Martha Charlotte, dau. of John Cawstick, b. in Waterloo, C.E., July 20, 1855. He has res. in L. since 1887. Upholsterer. Republican. Ch. b. in Montpelier, Vt.
1. NOBLE DONAGHY, son of Noble, b. in Halifax, Canada, March 1, 1846, m. Sept. 16, 1876, Nellie May, dau. of Joseph F. Chandler, b. in Bath, Aug. 26, 1850, Methodist. He has res. in L. since 1879. Truckman. Methodist. Prohibition. No ch.
1. MARTIN LUTHER D'OoGE, son of Leonard, b. in Zounemaire, the Netherlands, July 17, 1839, m. July 31, 1873, Mary, dau. of Isaac R. Worcester (See), b. in Leicester, Mass., March 3, 1849. He grad. from the University of Leipzig in 1872, receiving the degree of Ph.D., and in 1889 received the honorary degree of LL.D. from the University of Mich. He was director of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, in 1886-7, and is editor of an edition of Demosthenes de Corona, and of The Antigone of Sophocles. He is an ordained Cong, minister, and is Prof. of Greek in Mich. University.
The ancestry of that branch of the Douglass family which res. in L. is by no means complete. From the best information obtainable the first American ancestor was:
1. WILLIAM DOUGLASS, who became engaged in an insurrection and fled from Scotland to Boston, Mass., in 1745, was a son or bro. of Archibald, 20th Lord Douglass. He became a shipowner in Portland, Me , where he d. in 1779, leaving two sons, James, captain, lost at sea, and Samuel.
2. SAMUEL DOUGLASS was a Rev. soldier, but what organization he was identified with it has been impossible to ascertain. A Capt. Samuel Douglass from Townsend, Mass., commanded a co. in Col. James Prescott's Regt., but whether it is the same Samuel that res. in L. or not, cannot be positively stated, but there are reasons for believing that the two were identical. Townsend records show that Capt. Samuel of Slip Town, N.H. (now Temple), m. May 29, 1764, Molly, dau. of John and Sarah (Farrar) Conant of Townsend, Mass., and had two ch. born there, John, b. July 1, 1765; Samuel, b. Aug. 22, 1767. He was a resident of Temple, 1777. The Samuel who res. in L. had three sons, Samuel, Simeon, and John, but tradition says John was the youngest, and by a second w., which, if true, would prove that the two Samuels were not identical. It is probable that tradition is wrong; that John was the oldest son, and that Capt. Samuel was the Samuel who res. in L. with his son John, and d. in L. about 1816.
3. JOHN DOUGLASS, son of Samuel(2), m. Lydia, dau. of Obadiah Morse (See), b. in Methuen, Mass., d. in Lowell, Mass. He res. in L. from 1805 to 1844. Farmer. Selectman, 1823-4. d. in Lowell, Mass., in 1863. Ch. b. in L.
4. SAMUEL DOUGLASS, son of Samuel(2), m. Sarah ----. He res. in L. from 1803 to 1813. Farmer. d. in Wilton. Baptist deacon. Ch.
5. WILLIAM BURNS DOUGLASS, son of John(3) b. in L. Dec. 25, 1818, m. Feb. 15, 1841, Hannah Y., dau. of Uriah Smith Clark, b. in Bath, Oct. 31, 1821. He res. in L. from birth to 1848. Railroad conductor. d. in Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov. 21, 1890. Ch.
1. JAMES DOW, son of Samuel, b. in Stoddard, Aug. 3, 1792, m. Oct. 29, 1811, Lydia, dau. of Luther Thompson (See), b. in L. May 6, 1790, d. in L. Dec. 1874. He res. in L. from about 1810 until he d., July 2, 1876. Carpenter. Democrat. Served in War of 1812 as a fifer. Enlisted April 12, 1814, and served until March 24, 1815, when he was discharged on account of wounds. Was in battles of Chippewa, Bridgewater, and Fort Erie. Ch. b. in L.
2. LUTHER THOMPSON DOW, son of James(1), b. in L. Jan. 25, 1816, m. May 15, 1843, Elvira Bonney, dau. of Solomon Fitch (See). b. in L. Aug. 30, 1822, d. in L. Dec. 26, 1893, Cong. He res. in L. all his life. Sash and blind manufr. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge. Director L. Savings Bank, 1871 to 7 inc. He d. Feb. 21, 1898. Ch. b. in L.
3. JAMES DOW, son of James(1), b. in L. Aug. 8, 1831, m. first, Dec. 28, 1853, Emily Bonney, dau. of Josiah Kilburn (See), b. in L. Oct. 17, 1833, divorced, m. second, Oct. 28, 1878, Ellen Melissa, dau. of Philo Scott Hatch (See), b. in L. Dec. 6, 1849, Methodist. He has res. in L. all his life. Carpenter. Methodist. Republican. Ch. b. in L.
4. ARTHUR FLANDERS DOW, son of Luther Thompson(2), b. in L. July 14, 1849, m. first, Oct. 30, 1872, Mary Allein, dau. of Elisha Johnson, b. Feb. 10, 1850, d. in L. May 27, 1878, m. second, Emma Euphemia, dau. of Alexander McLean, b. in Shipton, P.Q., July 30, 1859, Cong. He res. in L. nearly all his life. Merchant. Democrat. Supervisor, 1882. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. d. L. July 30, 1893. Ch. by w. Emma, b. in L.
5. ROBERT MORRISON DOW, son of Luther Thompson(2), b. in L. March 16, 1856, m. Nov. 20, 1877, Ella Mabel, dau. of George F. Woodward (See), b. in Douglas, Mass., April 23, 1858, Unitarian. He res. in L. all his life, and d. Nov. 4, 1890. Merchant. Democrat. I.O.O.F., N.G. Ch.
6. MOSES DOW, res. in Haverhill, was Register of Probate 34 years; Judge of the Court of Common Pleas; Councillor; Major-Gen. of Militia; Prest. of State Senate, and elected member of Congress by the N.H. Assembly. He came from Haverhill, Mass, m. Phebe Emerson. Ch.
7. JOSEPH EMERSON DOW, son of Moses(6), b. in Haverhill, 1777. Dart. Coll., 1799. He read for his profession with his father, and was admitted to the Bar at Haverhill, Sept. term, 1802, and in Caledonia County, Vt., 1803. He practised a few years in Haverhill, and removed to Littleton, 1807, being the first lawyer in this town. In 1811 he removed to Franconia, where he res. until 1830, holding office, and being useful in town affairs. He lived a few years in Thornton, but returned in 1847 to Franconia, where he d., Aug. 25, 1857. He m. Abigail B. Arnold, b. March 12, 1780, dau. of Jonathan Arnold (See). She d. in Franconia, 1824; he m. second, Nancy Bagley of Thornton. Democrat. A.F. and A.M. (L. Cen. p. 127. Grafton Co. Gazetteer, p. 99. G. and C. Bar Ass'n, vol. 2, p. 416.) Ch.
8. MOSES ARNOLD DOW, son of Joseph Emerson(7), b. in L. May 20, 1810, m. Oct. 20, 1836, Elizabeth T. Houghton, b. Boston, Mass., July 7, 1811. He res. in L. from birth to 1813, when he moved to Franconia with his parents, where he remained until fourteen, when he went to Haverhill to learn the printer's trade and attend the academy. When seventeen he left his employer and returned to Franconia for a short time. After another year at the trade he went to Boston, and soon started in the publishing business for himself. Before he was thirty years old he had founded nine periodicals, all of them failures. He then worked as compositor some six months on the "Boston Traveller," and during that time formulated and established the "Waverly Magazine," which he started in 1850 with less than five dollars of his own. At first it was published at a heavy loss, but the circulation gradually increased, until at its best it paid a net income of $150,000 a year. Mr. Dow remembered the place of his birth by giving the fine clock on our school building, and of his youth by endowing Dow Academy in Franconia. He d. June 22, 1886. (Childs' Grafton Co. Gaz., pp. 271-2-3). Ch.
9. JAMES DOW, b. in Barnet, Vt., Sept. 23, 1780. Had two sons, Samuel and Amos H.
10. SAMUEL DOW, son of James(9), b. in Barnet, Vt., Aug. 27, 1803, m. Oct. 1, 1829, Jennette Kingsley, b. Dec. 9, 1803, d. Dec. 12, 1846. He d. in Greensboro', Vt., April 9, 1871.
11. WILLIAM KINGSLEY DOW, son of Samuel(10), b. in Barnet, Vt., Oct. 13, 1830, m. Huldah Maria, dau. of Alden Farnsworth, b. May 6, 1828, d. in Clinton, Wis., Nov. 7, 1875. He was a merchant and travelling salesman. d. in Lincoln, Neb., May 17, 1877. Democrat. Ch.
12. SAMUEL H. DOW, son of Samuel (10), b. in Barnet, Vt., April 13, 1840, m. Oct. 4, 1875, Mandana, dau. of Carter Huntoon (See), and widow of Milo E. Fulford, b. in L. Dec. 11, 1847. He has res. in L. since 1873. Merchant. Republican. Co. D, 4th Vt. Inf. Private. G.A.R. No ch.
13. Amos DOW, son of Samuel(10), b. in Greensboro', Vt., Feb. 28, 1846, m. April 4, 1882, Mary Jane, dau of Carter Huntoon, b. in L. July 21, 1840. He has res. in L. since 1878. Farmer. Republican. Co. F, 4th Vt. Inf. Private. No ch. G.A.R.
14. DEXTER D. DOW, son of William Kingsley(11), b. Buffalo, N.Y., Jan. 20, 1863. unm. He attended St. Johnsbury, Vt., Academy three years, and grad. Dart. Coll., 1889. He read law with Bingham, Mitchell & Batchellor, and was admitted to the Bar, 1892. In January, 1893, he was appointed Clerk of the Supreme Court of Grafton County, which influenced a removal to Woodsville, where he has continued to reside, meantime, however, owning a homestead and maintaining a legal domicile at L. He is a trustee of the Woodsville Public Library, a director of the Woodsville Loan and Banking Company. Democrat. K.P., A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. A.A.S.R., 32 degree.
1. WILLIAM DREW, b. in England, 1627. Came a youth to New England and settled at Dover. He lived in the section called Oyster River, and now Durham. He d. 1669. His wife Sarah survived him and m. second, William Follett.
2. JOHN DREW, son of William(1), b. 1650. d. Oct. 27, 1723. He was a cooper and farmer and dealer in lands. He was buried upon his farm in Dover, and the gravestone is still legible. The name of his first wife was Sarah. He m. second, 1720, Rebecca Cook. She m. second, about 1725, Samuel Starbird.
3. LEMUEL DREW, son of John(2), b. May 26, 1722; was a farmer at Back River in Dover, m. Anna Bunker. He d. 1673.
4. ANDREW DREW, son of Lemuel(4), b. Dover, March 25, 1758, m. Joanna Hodgdon. He was a soldier in Drowne's Co., Peabody's Regt., R.I. Service, 1778, and was a pensioner. At the close of the war he settled in Brookfield.
5. LEMUEL DREW, son of Andrew(4), b. in Brookfield, Feb. 16, 1803. d. in Dover, 1879. res. Newmarket and Durham. He m. 1824, Lydia H. Twombly, b. 1806, dau. of Ezekiel and Abby (Nute) Twombly of Durham. She d. March 10, 1854.
6. GEORGE KITTREDGE DREW, son of Lemuel(5), b. in Newmarket, March 11, 1828, m. 1851, Lucy A. French, res. Newmarket, and after 1858 Dover. His dau. Lydia Ann, b. Newmarket, Dec. 30, 1854, m. James R. Jackson (See); dau. Lizzie Frances, b. Sept. 11, 1862, m. Will P. Buckley (See).
7. ALFRED E. DREW, son of Aaron, b. in Fairfax, Vt., Sept. 14, 1841, m. July 17, 1867, Anna E. Atwood. He was educated in the Vt. Conference Seminary, Newbury, Vt., and in 1864 commenced the study of theology in the Concord Biblical Institute, from which he grad. June 14, 1866. He was ordained a Methodist minister at the N.H. Conference, Lisbon, in 1869. His ministry so far as attainable has been as follows: L., 1867 and 8; Bristol, 1869 and 70; Concord, 1871- 2-3; Haverhill, Mass. (Grace Church), 1874-5-6; Lawrence, Mass. (Garden Street Church), 1877-8-9; Manchester (St. Paul's Church), 1880-1-2; New Bedford, Mass. (Pleasant Street Church), 1883-4-5. He is not now connected with any Conference, but is engaged in business in N.H. and Florida, preaching a part of the time. Ch.
1. EDWARD DROHEN, son of Thomas, b. in Lisbon, Dec. 20, 1858, m. March 19, 1885, Clara E., dau. of Samuel Mann, b. in Foxboro', Mass., Aug. 19, 1855. He has res. in L. since 1888. Clerk. Democrat. Ch.
1. PETER DUFFY, b. in Canada, m. Nov. 29, 1854, Ann, dau. of Patrick Glynn, b. in Ireland in 1828, Roman Catholic. He has res. in L. since 1859. Laborer. Roman Catholic. Democrat. Ch.
1. JACOB KENT DUNBAR, son of David (who was b. in Scotland), b. in Danville, Vt., Jan. 25, 1799, m. Electa, dau. of Sylvanus Currier, b. in 1817, d. L. March 9, 1886. He res. in L. from 1842 until he d., April 28, 1890. Republican. Ch.
2. JACOB KENT DUNBAR, son of Jacob Kent(1), b. in Bath, March 1, 1831, m. first, Oct. 24, 1855, Amanda M., dau. of Solomon Lewis (See), b. in L. March 7, 1836, d. Aug. 9, 1858, m. second, Sept. 13, 1859, Helen Mar, dau. of Luther Hitchcock, b. in Peacham, Vt., Feb. 27, 1835. He has res. in L. since 1842. Farmer. Democrat. Selectman, 1867-8-75-6-7-8. Ch. by w. Amanda, b. in L.
Ch. by w. Helen, b. in L.
3. JOHN C. DUNBAR, son of David, b. in Danville, Vt., in 1787, m. first, Sally S., dau. of Seth Ford, b. in Piermont, Sept. 17, 1784, d. Newbury, Vt., March 2, 1852, m. second, Sarah Bacon, b. in Dalton, in 1810, d. in Boston, Mass., Feb. 27, 1868. He d. in L. Feb. 11, 1870. Ch.
4. HENRY E. DUNBAR, son of John C.(3), b. in Peacham, Vt., Oct. 13, 1827, m. Jan. 1, 1851, Mary R., dau. of Charles George, b. in Newbury, Vt., Dec. 13, 1831. He res. in L. from 1868 to 1873. Painter. Republican. Co. E, 3d Vt. Inf. Corporal. Co. A, Mass. H. Art. Private. d. Malden, Mass., March 2, 1889. Ch.
1. ELLERY DAVIS, son of Joshua, b. in Wilton, Me., Oct. 12, 1822, m. May 24, 1846, Susan Hines, dau. of James Dow (See), b. in L. Nov. 1, 1822. He has res. in L. since 1853. Carpenter and builder. Democrat. Representative, 1871-2. Fire ward, 1873-4-5-6-7-8-9-81-3. Appointed Capt. 5th Co. 32d Regt. N.H. Militia, May 1, 1852, held until repeal of the law. A.F. and A.M., Burns Lodge K.T., St. Gerard Com. He d. May 26, 1898. Ch. b. in L.
2. ALBERT N. DUNN, son of Josiah, b. in Andover, Me., Aug. 12, 1812, m. Nov. 28, 1863, Edna, dau. of Merrick Russell, b. in Bethlehem, July 17, 1852. He res. in L. from 1864 to 1884 with the exception of three years. Farmer. Republican. Co. K, 29th Me. Inf. G.A.R. d. in Bethlehem, April 4, 1887. She d. in L. Sept. 12, 1889. Ch.
1. EBENEZER DUNTON, res. in L. from 1806 to 1825. Farmer, m. Mehitable ----. Ch.
2. REUBEN DUNTON, b. in L, m. Sarah Houston, b. Lunenburg, Vt. He res. in L. from 1822 to 1826 and in 1837. Farmer. Ch.
3. JAMES T. DUNTON, son of Reuben(2), b. in Granby, Vt., in 1831, m. Nov. 1, 1860, Ruth Ann, dau. of Benjamin Nurse, b. in L. in 1842. He res. in L. in 1860 and 1861. No ch.
1. McKENZIE TUCKER DURGIN, son of John, b. in Sanbornton, Jan. 13, 1800, m. Sept. 18, 1823, Betsey Folsom, dau. of Jeremiah Sanborn, b. in Sanbornton, Jan. 2, 1799, d. in L. June 27, 1875. He res. in L. from 1826 until he d., Feb. 26, 1868. Farmer. Selectman, 1859-60. Ch. b. in L.
1. JONATHAN DYKE, son of Benjamin, b. in Charlestown in 1780. m. Clarissa Sweat, b. in Unity 1780, d. in Dalton in 1861. He d. in L. in 1855. Shoemaker. Ch.
2. BENJAMIN DYKE, son of Jonathan(1), b. in Cavendish, Vt., Sept. 1802, m. first, Aug. 1830, Clarissa M., dau. of Obediah Carpenter (See), b. in L. July 31, 1812, d. in L. Dec. 14, 1844, m. second, Feb. 7, 1847, Diana E., dau. of Nathaniel Snow, b. in Dalton. He res. in L. from 1830 to 1834. Shoemaker. d. in Bethlehem, about 1856. Ch. by w. Clarissa.
3. JOSEPH DYKE, son of Benjamin(2), b. in L. Jan. 29, 1833, m. July 8, 1863, Sophia, dau. of Reuben McIntire (See), b. in Lisbon, May 30, 1838, Free Baptist. He has res. in L. all his life. Farmer. Universalist. Democrat. No ch.