Pioneer Families - MOON
Extracted From
Chapter XVII
Early history of the town of Hopkinton :
history of East Village (Nicholville) and vicinity,
diaries of Elisha Risdon and Artemas Kent,
soldiers of the Civil War,
genealogical record of sixty of the pioneer families

Carlton E. Sanford
Boston: Bartlett Press, 1903

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]




IN this chapter is given the genealogical records of many of the pioneers of the town, of all that I have been able to gather sufficient data and information to make a fairly full record. The preparation of these records has required much time, labor, correspondence, persistence and patience. Had I had in the beginning a full comprehension of the tedious labor required, I now feel sure I should not have undertaken it. That there are some errors in dates and possibly a few in names I am quite satisfied, since considerable of my information came from elderly people who wrote feebly and indistinctly. I think it will be readily understood, if the reader will bear in mind that it is in continuous order; that the first, second, third and fourth generations are each carried slightly to the right, and that each generation always has the same indentation.

ASA MOON b. November 17, 1772; d. October 15, 1842; m. Hannah Walker, b. May 9, 1774; d. February 26, 1860. I do not learn when he first came to town or where he first lived. He bought the Jonah Sanford, Jr., homestead of Charles Gibson and got a deed of it in 1819. He built a very small frame house, which is the north end of the present Sanford residence. The log house built by Mr. Gibson stood fifty feet or so northeast of the frame house. Mr. Moon sold the farm in 1841 to Jacob T. Gould, reserving the use of the log house till he got his new house built under the hill a few rods down the "north road." He was a very religious man, being one of the founders of the Baptist Church and its first deacon. Had eight children:
  • Benjamin, b. July 30, 1797; d. February 28, 1799.
  • Isabel, b. February 21, 1802; d. December 23, 1876, in H(?)on.
  • Jesse, b. April 28, 1803; d. February 17, 1878; m. Sophia Baker, September 10, 1831. He and Natnaniel Baldwin, Jr., built a sawmill back of the John C. Smith place on the Turnpike, where he lived for some years. The mill was practically a failure, owing to a lack of water. After this he lived for many years south of Paris(?) where he died. Had eleven children:
    • Hannah, b. April 16, 1832; 1. Bradford, N.H.; m. Jesse Burnham, June 7, 1851. Had two children:
      • Bloomfield U., b. December 6, 1853.
      • Ettie, b. August 11, 1855.
    • Rhoda, b. September 3, 1833; d. single.
    • Maryetta, b. May 13, 1835; m. P. Johnson. Had children:
      • Henry, 1. Buffalo, N.Y.
      • Frank, d.
    • Priscilla, b. April 29, 1837; d. single.
    • Zelia, b. February 20, 1840; d. young.
    • Sophia, b. December 15, 1841; 1. Bradford, N.H.; m. Jack Ghastin. (Incomplete.)
    • Amanda, b. October 29, 1842; 1. Bradford.
    • Winfield, b. August 12, 1845; m. ---- Delano. (Incomplete.)
    • Asa, b. October 23, 1847; 1. Potsdam, N.Y.; m. Lu(?)a Smith, October 18, 1877. Had two children:
      • Truman J., b. July 6, 1880.
      • Zelia.
    • Lewis, b. December 6, 1840; d. a babe.
    • Millard F., b. November 25, 1851; m. ----- Bryant. Had one child:
      • Frank, 1. Hartford, Conn.
  • Levinia, b. September 5, 1804; d. Kansas; m. John P. Roberts. All I learn of family is as follows:
    • Martha J., d. in Wisconsin; m. Caleb Lane in Forestville, Iowa. Had two children:
      • Cordelia, I. in Kansas; m. Irving Johnson. Have family.
    • Martin L., d. in 1865 at Forestville.
    • Abigail, 1. Cleveland, Ohio; m. Henry Spooner. Had five children, first died in infancy:
      • Myra, Eddie, Emma and Arthur.
    • Myron, m. Marion Johnson; d. in Kansas. Family went to Washington.
    • Elisha R., m. twice; 1. Mason City, Iowa. Had one child:
      • Mildred, 1. Minnesota.
    • Anna L., married and lives in Kansas. Has family.
  • Orange B., b. December 20, 1805, Hinesburg, Vt.; d. 1895, La Porte City, Iowa; m. Margaret Wing, November 17, 1831; b. May 20, 1813; d. 1900. They went to Kane County, Ill., in 1844; to Forestville, Iowa, in 1856, and to La Porte City, Iowa, in 1876. On November 17, 1895, they celebrated the sixty-fourth anniversary of their marriage. Had twelve children:
    • Zelia, b. 1832; d. young.
    • George W., b. 1834; d. November 22, 1902; m. Adelia Wilber in 1868. Had three children, two died in infancy:
      • Fred W., married and lives in Chicago.
    • Walter, b. January 25, 1835; m. Mary C. Harris, December 20, 1855; d. 1856; m. 2d, Sarah A. Gilbert. Had seven children, three died young; only three given:
      • Mary, b. in Forestville; married and lives in Kansas.
      • Kate, m. Dr. Maine; 1. Loup, Neb.
      • Lillie, m. Edwin Anger; 1. Nebraska.
    • Phebe, b. May 1, 1836; m. John Nimmo. Had three children. (Incomplete.)
    • Abigail, b. July 29, 1837; m. John Gilbert. Had eleven children, six died young.
      • Myra, m. V. Krise; 1. in Oregon.
      • Ellen, b. September 10, 1838; m. William H. Outsalt. Had two children:
        • Henry H., married and lives in Montana.
        • Ellen M., b. February 5, 1875; m. Fred G. Rupp; 1. Dixon, Ill.
    • Deloeme, b. September 15, 1839; 1. Waterloo, Iowa; m. James H. Stull in 1868. Had four children:
      • Frank, married and lives in La Porte City.
      • Arthur, married and lives in Waterloo.
      • George and Charles, 1. Waterloo.
    • Zelma L., d. in Illinois.
    • Giles W., b. 1844; d. January, 1845.
    • Lucy M., b. March 15, 1848; m. Mathia German; 1. Missouri. Had four children.
    • Celia C., b. 1850; d. 1854.
    • Effie O., 1. La Porte City; m. Wist W. Cooper. Had three children:
      • Ray, Bulah and Paul.
    • Hannah L., d. September 11, 1899; 1. Neligh, Neb.; m. Peter J. Krise. Had two children:
      • Mabel and Zelle.
  • Abigail, b. February 14, 1809; m. S. Russell Witherell. (See his family.)
  • Rhoda S., b. November 1, 1812; d. September 19, 1870; m. Orange Wing, January, 1834; d. February 13, 1838; m. 2d, Jacob R. Norris, May 2, 1845; d. July 14, 1848. Had three children:
    • Charles M., b. October, 1834; d. November 19, 1879, Riverdale, Kan.; m. Susan M. Fairchild. Had three children:
      • Alvan F.
      • Harry B., 1. Howeville, Colo.
      • Mary Annis, d. in 1879.
    • Annis P., b. November 14, 1835; 1. Hopkinton; m. Fullom M. Corwin, June 15, 1858; b. October 16, 1834. Had two children:
      • John A., b. August 18, 1862; 1. Hopkinton; m. Ettie L. Smith, January 21, 1899. Had one child: Annis O., b. October 14, 1901.
      • Delia J., b. August 23, 1876; 1. Hopkinton; m. William F. Crowley, August 29, 1895. Had two children:
        • Marion, b. August 20, 1899.
        • Bernice, b. July 6, 1902.
    • Delia A., b. May 31, 1837; d. November 7, 1857.
  • Henry G., b. June 15, 1815; d. January 25, 1891, Ticonderoga, N.Y.; m. Lydia Ann Jenkins, in 1837; b. April 4, 1823; d. December 1, 1858, New York; m. 2d, Fanny Peterson at Ticonderoga; d. February 13, 1891. Had three children:
    • Lydia I., b. October 3, 1838; 1. Massillon, Ohio; m. Calvin J. Stratton, November 1, 1862; b. November 29, 1837; d. February 4, 1886. Had three children:
      • Freddie, b. July 15, 1864; d. August 27, 1864.
      • Eva L., b. September 8, 1867; 1. Conneaut, Ohio; m. Archie E. Matson, May 27, 1886. Had three children:
        • William E., b. December 7, 1887.
        • Homer L., b. March 20, 1891.
        • Florence E., b. August 4, 1893; d. May 7, 1895.
      • Daughter, b. August 15, 1871; d. August 15, 1871.
    • Daughter, b. June 4, 1840; d. June 4, 1840.
    • Miner C., b. March 29, 1842; 1. Cleveland, Ohio; m. Clara I. Hatch, December 24, 1873. Had three children:
      • Son, b. January 7, 1875; d. same day, Conneaut, Ohio.
      • Lizzie Em, b. December 5, 1880, Cleveland, Ohio.
      • Henry H., b. October 22, 1883; d. November 21, 1886.

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