from "History of Hartford, Vermont,
July 4, 1761 - April 4, 1889
[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
THE MARSH FAMILY
Among the first permanent settlers of Hartford were several members of the Marsh family, who, with one exception, located in Quechee. Among those who located in that part of the town were the four brothers, Joseph, Abel, Eliphalet. and Elisha, and John and Jonathan.
Col. Joel settled in West Hartford.
Jonathan came into the town with the Strong's and Noah Dewey, in the summer of 1764.
John came in 1767. His name first appears in the records March 8, 1768.
Abel and Joel are first mentioned in the records Nov. 22, 1773.
Joseph and Elisha are first mentioned April 18, 1774—the first-named being designated as Capt. Joseph Marsh.
The Marshs above named, together with many of their descendants in the first and second generations, were influential. enterprising, and highly honored citizens in the communities in which they resided. They possessed physical and mental characteristics of a high order, and few families have had more liberally educated and successful men in all the walks of life, among them, scholars, preachers, lawyers, physicians, judges, legislators, military officers, and other vocations.
1. JOHN MARSH, the immigrant ancestor, of the Marsh family, came over from England about 1633, and settled in the colony of Massachusetts: removed thence, in 1636, to Hartford, Ct., where he settled, and had a numerous family.
2. JOHN (son of John (1). b. about 1643: m. 1st, Sarah Lyman, Nov. 28, 1666: settled in Hartford, Ct., on the Marsh homestead: had:
John, b. 1668.
Nathaiel, b. March 5, 1671;
his twin brother, Joseph, b. March 5, 1671.
Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1673.
Elizabeth. bapt. June 27, 1675.
Hannah, b. Dec. 2, 1677.
Ebenezer, b. Feb. 3, 1679.
Hannah, b. April 10. 1681.
Ruth m. William Cadwell, Oct. 31, 1711.
Lydia, b. Jan. 13, 1684.
Hepzibah, b. June 6, 1686: m. 1711, to Jonathan Wadsworth.
Jonathan, b. Aug. 7, 1688.
John, the father, m. 2d, Susannah Butter, Jan. 1, 1708, and had:
Susannah, b. Feb., 1710 or '11.
3. JOSEPH (son of Jolni (2), known as Capt. Joseph Marsh, m. Hannah ____ about 1696; became a proprietor in Lebanon. Ct., 1697; had:
Elizabeth, bapt. Jan. 30, 1697-98.
Joseph, b. in Hartford, Ct. Dec. 5. 1699.
Hannah, bapt. in Lebanon, Ct., Nov. 9, 1704.
Pelatiah, bapt. Dec. 8, 1707.
Jonathan., bapt. Sept. 23, 1713.
4. JOSEPH (son of Joseph (3), known as Ensign Joseph Marsh; m. Mercy Bill, b. 1704, Sept. 25, 1723: settled in Lebanon, Ct.: had:
Mercy, b. 1725; m. Israel Loomis, 1747, and resided in Connecticut.
Joseph, b. Jan. 12, 1726, old style.
Anna, b. 1729: m. Pelatiah Marsh, Jr., Dec. 28, 1752, and resided in Connecticut.
Abel, b. 1735.
Elisha, b. 1736-7.
Joseph, the father, d. in Lebanon, Ct., 1753, and the four sons above named, with their widowed mother, moved to Hartford, Vt., 1772-3, where she d. May 20, 1786, ae. 85.
5. JOSEPH, (son of Joseph (4), m. Jan. 10, 1750, Dorothy Mason, b. in Norwich, Ct., April 9, 1732, (dau. of Jeremiah and Mary (Clark) Mason). He d. Feb. 9, 1811: she d. April 14, 1810.
Their children were:
Lydia, b. Nov. 5, 1750.
Dorothy, b. April 20, 1752.
Rhoda, b. June 20, 1754.
Joseph, b. Jan. 1, 1757.
Mary, b. Feb. 8, 1758.
Daniel, b. Jan. 2, 1761.
Roswell, b. March 26, 1762.
Charles, b. July 10, 1765.
Roger, b. Aug. 17, 1767.
Parthena, b. Nov. 3, 1769.
William, b. Oct. 1, 1772.
Betsy, b. April 18, 1776,
all having been born in Lebanon, Ct., except Betsy, b. in Hartford. Vt.
6. LYDIA, (lau. of Joseph (5), m. Josiah Rockwell, and remained in Lebanon, Ct. Her children were Lathrop, Asahel, Daniel, Joseph, .Erastus, Jabel (or Jabez), Lydia, Clarissa and Rhoda.
7. DOROTHY, (dau. of Joseph (5), m. Eliphalet Bill, and had : Benajah, Eliphalet, Mason., Roswell, Noadiah, Mary, Dorothy, Betsy and Almyra.
8. RHODA, dau. of Joseph (5), m. for her first husband Thomas White Pitkin. Their children were: Thomas W., Lucy, Samuel, Rhoda, Ruth, and Rebecca. Of these,
Thomas W. m. his cousin, Mary Bill, and had children:
and Lucius (who m. Ellen., dau. of Ora Wood of Hartford, and lived in New York City).
Lucy, b. Feb. 8, 1784: m. at Balston, N. Y., Robert Ellis, and had two sons, Robert Ellis and Thomas Pitkin Ellis, both living, a few years ago, in New York: upon the death of Mr. Ellis, Lucy m. for her second husb., Joseph Bishop Abrams, and had two daughters,
Lucy Ellis Abrams, who m. James Sanford of Mobile, Ala.:
and Mary P. Abrams, who m. James Stevens, recently of Philadelphia.
Rhoda, who was b. 1774, d. 1858: m. her cousin, Dr. Mason Bill.
Samuel was a physician, and resided in Balston. N. Y., m. Betsy Hamlin.
Col. Thomas White Pitkin Jr., the husband of Mary Bill, d. May 20, l861, ae 88: his wife d. May 9, 1839, ae 57.
Thomas White Pitkin, the husband of Rhoda Marsh, was drowned in the Otta Quechee river,May 3, 1787 : Rhoda m. 2d, Rev. Thomas Gross, who was the first settled minister in Hartford, Vt. They had three sons,
Dr. Pitkin Gross, recently living in Kingston, Canada:
Horace Gross, who died after finishing his law .studies,
and Thomas Gross 2d, who was a merchant in White River village (Hartford) for several years.
Rhoda Marsh was the second wife of Rev. Thomas Gross,: she d. Aug. 7, 1805, and was buried in the cemetery at the Centre of the town (Hartford).
9. JOSEPH, son of Joseph (5), m. Erepta weld, lived in Hartford on a farm, now the home farm of Asa Hazen, and died there April 16, 1837; , aged 81. His wife died Sept. 5, 1843, aged 83. They had:
Gratia. who died at the old home-stead, April 25, 1858, aged 72;
Joseph Henry, who married and had several children, lived in Oberlin, 0hio;
Mary, who married Ira Hazen, of Norwich, Dec. 20. 1819, d. June 6, 1861.
10. MARY, dau. of Joseph (5), b. Feb. 8, 1758, m. 1777-8, her second cousin, Elijah Mason, (son of Peleg Sanford and Mary (Stanton) Mason), of Lebanon, Conn. He was b. Sept. 26, 1756, came from Lebanon to Hartford about 1800; settled near the center of the town, but subsequently removed to the farm west of Quechee village, which is now the town poor farm, where he lived until 1814, and then removed to Trumbull Co., Ohio. He was chairman of the board of selectman of Hartford 1807 to 1811 inclusive: represented the town in the legislature, 1810, and was prominent in public affairs during his residence here. Their children, all born in Connecticut, were:
Clarissa, b. 1779, m. a Fitch, d. about 1840;
Mary, b. 1782, d. Sept. 11, 1816;
Roswell, b. Dec. 23, 1784, lived in Warren, Ohio, 1808. Died between 1850 and 1855;
Peleg, b. Dec. 18, 1786, d. Aug. 8. 1825:
Parthenia, b. 1790, d. 1795;
Marinda, b. July 1, 1794, m. John Durkee, (son of Col. Joshua and Mercy (Hazen) Hazen), of Hartford: moved to Ohio: d. about 1850. Of their children:
Emily married a Reed, and now (1889) resides on Capitol Hill, Washington, D. C.
Mary, wife of Elijah Mason, died in Lebanon 1794. He m. 2d, 1795, Lucretia Greene, by whom he had,
Betsy, b. 1796, d. 1820;
Parthenia, b. probably, 1798, d. about 1865;
Emeline, b. 1802, d. 1881.;
Carnot, b. 1804, d. 1855;
John, b. 1806, d. 1887;
Arabella, b. April 18, 1810, m. Oct. 7, 1830, Zeb. Rudolph, from a Maryland family. Of their children, Lucretia R., b. April 19, 1832, married Nov. 11, 1858, James Abram Garfield, the late lamented President of the United States. Mrs. Garfield, to whom I am indebted for the fore-going memorial of Elijah Mason's family, resides in Mentor, Ohio.
11. DANIEL, son of Joseph (5), b. Jan. 2, 1761, m. Jan. 26. 1792, Marion Harper. He lived and died on the old homestead in Quechee, which after his death, was purchased by the late Judge John Porter, and is now the residence of his widow. Daniel d. Dec. 11, 1829. His wife Marion, d. in Quechee, March 18. 1851.
Their children were:
Roswrell, b. Jan. 26, 1793, lived at home until eighteen years old; studied law, married, settled and became a prominent lawyer in Steubenville, Ohio, died there Aug. 16, 1875, and was buried in the cemetery of his native village. He received the honorary degree of A. M., conferred by the Universy of Vermont, in 1837.
James, b. July 19, 1794, graduated at Dartmouth College, 1817. He m. 1st, Oct. 14, 1824, Lucia, dau. of James Wheelock, of Hanover, N. H. She d. Aug. 18, 1828, and he m. 2d, Jan. 7, 1830, Laura. sister to his first wife. She d. Aug. 12, l838. He d. in Burlington. Vt., July 1842.
Their children were:
Sidney, who became President of University of Oregon;
James, who d. in 1858, at the Sandwich Islands, where he had been sometime Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Joseph, a teacher in Canada.
Percy, b. June 19, 1796, d. unm. 1844;
Leonard, and Louise, (twins) b. June 29, 1799. Leonard graduated at Dartmouth College, 1827, m. Aug. 23, 1847, Ann, dau. of Hon. Alvan Foote, [D. C., 1798] of Burlington, Vt.; had
Mary Moore, who d. Nov. 10, 1869, ae. 21.
Wm. Foote, [U. V. M., 1870];
George Foote, [U. V. M., 1872];
and Anna Louisa.
Leonard, the father, d. 1870.
Louisa, m. George, son of Oliver and Anstes Udall, of Hartford, b. Oct. 6, 1797;
Arabella, b. Oct. 26, 1804, m. Chauncy Goodridge, of Burlington, and had two children, Marion and Arabella.
Emily, b. Oct. 8. 1806, m. Thomas Reed, of Burlington, and had children:
Daniel 2d., b. Jan. 19, 1809, m. Lucinda Hall, of Hartford, by whom he had, Roswell, Mary, and several other children.
12. ROSWELL, son of Joseph (5), b. Mar. 26, 1762: d. unm. 1784.
13. CHARLES, son of Joseph (5), b. July 10, 1765: graduated at Dart. Coll. 1786; also at the law school of Judge Reeves in Litchfield, Ct., in 1788: settled in Woodstock, Vt., where he practiced law upwards of sixty years: was elected one of the board of trustees of Dart. Coll. in 1809, retaining the office during the remainder of his life: was district attorney of Vermont (appointed by President Washington) in 1797-1801; was representative in Congress 1815--17: was a leading lawyer, and an eminently useful citizen. He m. 1st, Nancy Collins of Litchfield, Conn.
Their children were:
Charles, b. in Woodstock, Oct. 7, 1790: graduated at Dart. Coil. 1813: studied law, and settled in Lansingburgh, N. Y., where he m. Mary Leonard, Nov. 27, 1816 d. July 3, 1817, in Louisville, Ky., where he had gone for the benefit of his health. His wife survived him but 1 year or two.
Ann C., b. in Woodstock, June 10, 1793; m. John Burnell, M. D. of Woodstock.
Mrs. Nancy (Collins) Marsh, d. in Woodstock, June 18, 1793. Mr. Marsh m. 2d, June 3, 1798, Susan Arnold, widow of Josias Arnold of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and dau. of Elisha Perkins, M. D. of Plainfield, Ct. She d. in Woodstock, Jan. 31, 1853, ae. 76: he d. Jan. 11, 1849. Their children were :
Lyndon Arnold, b. Feb. 26, 1799: graduated at Dart. Coll. 1819; studied law and was admitted to the bar of Windsor county at the September term, 1822; established himself in Woodstock: was register of probate for about thirty-three years for the district of Hartford: Nov. 5, 1829, he m. Lucy G., dau. of Benjamin Swan of Woodstock. He d. Oct. 29, 1872.
George Perkins, b. Mar. 15, 1801 : graduated from Dart. Coll. 1820: studied law with his father; was admitted to the bar in 1825: settled in Burlington, Vt., in the practice of law; was a representative in Congress 1843-49: in 1819 was appointed minister resident of the United States at Constantinople, where he remained until recalled in 1853: in 1861, was appointed minister to Italy, which position he continued to hold till his death in Valambrosa. July 23, 1882. He was the author of a " Grammar of the Icelandic Language." " Lectures on the English Language," and other valuable literary productions. His erudition in literature, science, and the fine arts, gave him pre-eminence among the most renowned savants of the period in which he lived. He married for his first wife, Harriet, dau. of Ozias Buell of Burlington, who lived but a few years thereafter. He married for his second wife. Carolina Crane of Berkley, Mass.
Joseph, b. April 16, 1807; studied medicine: received his diploma at Dart. Med. school, 1830, and, after several years' of successful practice in his profession, was appointed Professor of Theory and Practice in the *\University of Vermont. He died in Woodstock, Nov. 7, 1841.
Sarah Burrill, b. June 5, 1809: m. Oct. 1, 1828, Wyllys Lyman of Hartford, Vt., son of Elias Lyman 3d: a lawyer by profession. She d. Sept. 1, 1841. He d. Dec. 1. 1862.
Charles, b. May 10, 1821: resided in Woodstock on the family estate, which he conducted for several years, till, in 1869, he disposed of the property to Frederick Billings, Esq. He d. May 13, 1873, at San Diego, Cal., where he had gone for his health.
14. ROGER, son of Joseph (5), b. Aug. 17, 1767 ; m. Mary Chapman, and had:
Levi, who d. unm. in the West;
Charles C., who graduated at Dart. Coll. 1828: married and settled in New York; deceased;
Edward W., graduated from the University of Vermont, 1836: married and settled as a lawyer in New York: d. in 1866:
Franklin, d. unm. 1856, in New York, where he had been a successful merchant.
15. PARHENIA, dau. of Joseph Marsh (5), m. Elijah Brainerd, and had Nancy, Parthenia: Lavinia; Mary; Susan; Henry; William; Columbus; Joseph.
16. WILLIAM, son of Joseph (5), m. Sarah Marshall. She d. without children many years ago. He settled in Pawlet, Vt.
BETSY, dau. of Joseph (5), m. Robert Ham, and had:
Sylvia, who m. 1st, James Snow, who d. without children;
2d, James Benson, of South Royalton, Vt.
18. ABEL, son of Joseph (4), m. Dec. 2, 1754, Dorothy Udall, of Stoningtou, Ct., and had Abel, Roger, Dolly, Samuel, Milo and Sarah. Of these,
Samuel married and left Otis, who formerly lived near Taftsvilie, Vt. Otis had several children, one of whom, a physician, married a Blish of Woodstock, Vt.,
Milo married and left Wealthy, who married Luther Porter.
Luther died Oct. 14, 1861, aged 82.
Sarah married Ignatius Sprague.
Abel, the father, died aged 87.
19. ELISHA, son of Joseph (4), born 1735-6; m. Mary Terry, and had by her, Elisha, Isaac, Polly and Christiana.
Elisha, Jr., m. Eunice Paine. He d. Julie 10, 1801, aged 35. His wife d. Aug. 4, 1828, aged 58.
Isaac d. Apr. 20, 1844, aged 75.
One of the daughters married a Ransom (Matthew, probably), and the other a Perry.
Elisha, the father, d. Mch. 12, 1823, aged 87.
Mary, the mother, d. Aug. 15, 1820, aged 84.
20. ELIPHALET, son of Joseph (4,) married and had children, viz. : Russell, Sarah and others, one of whom, a daughter, married a Morgan.
Sarah married John C. Smith, a farmer in Hartford, and was the mother of Walter H., Almira, Sarepta and other children.
Almira married 1st, a Dunbar, and 2d, a Crombie.
Sarepta married Thomas Crandall, of West Hartford, Vt., Nov. 5, 1820, and, several years thereafter, they moved to Milwaukee, Wis.
(The home farm of John C. Smith is now owned by Joseph W. Leighton, and adjoins the home farm of Samuel B. Dininiick, on the south. Walter H. Smith bought this farm of his father, and on the 22d of October, 1831, the selectmen of Hartford bought it for a home for the town's poor).
John C. Smith died Feb. 7, 1809, aged 52; Sarah, his wife, died Apr. 19, 1851, aged 84.
Anna Smith, who d. in Quechee, May 5, 1798, was, probably, the mother of John C. Smith.
THE NEWTON FAMILY Remarkable Family Record.
The following family record of David Newton of Hartford, is believed to be the most remarkable one known in the United States, if not in the world, in respect, to the number of children, their individual length of life, and the aggregate of the ages of the whole family. The record, as found in their family Bible, is as.follows:
DAVID NEWTON, was born March 25, 1753.
MARY HAZEN, was born September 11, 1754.
DAVID NEWTON, was married to Mary Hazen, Sept. 16, 1773.
(SECOND GENERATION)-THEIR CHILDREN:
1. SHELDON, born July 1, 1774; died Jan. 2, 1849, aged 74 yrs. 6mos. 1day.
2. RUFUS, born July 18, 1775; died Dec. 28, 1854; aged 79 yrs. 5 mos. 10 days.
3. AVICE, born Sept 3, 1776; died Aug., 1862; aged 85yrs. 11 mos.
4. DAVID 2d, born March 18, 1778; died Jan. 17, 1865; aged 86 yrs 9 mos. 29 days.
5. TRUMAN, born Oct. 1, 1779; died Dec. 30,1848; aged 69 yrs. 2 mos. 29 days.
6. ANDREW, born Jan. 26, 1781; died Aug. 18, 1868; aged 87 yrs. 6 mos. 22 days.
7. ANNA, born March 18, 1783; died March 21, 1839; aged 56 yrs. 0 mos. 3 days. 8. REBECCA, born Nov. 16,1784; died May 12, 1850; aged 65 yrs. 5 mos. 26 days.
9. POLLY, born Feb. 6, 1786; died Nov. 8, 1857; aged 72 yrs. 9 mos. 2 days.
10. ABNER, born Nov. 19, 1787; died Jan. 26, 1856; aged 68 yrs. 2 mos. 7 days.
11. ELIZABETH, born May 21, 1789; died Feb. 17, 1872; aged 82 yrs. 8 mos. 26 days.
12. LUCY, born Aug. 9, 1791; died March 17, 1870; aged 78 yrs. 7 mos. 8 days.
13. DANIEL, born Feb. 8, 1793; died April 11, 1831; aged 38 yrs. 2 mos. 3 days.
14. ENOS W., born Aug. 18, 1794; died Sept. 28, 1865; aged 71 yrs. 1 mos. 10 days.
15. JASPER, born Feb. 20, 1793; died Nov. 9, 1821; aged 23 yrs. 8 mos. 19 days.
16. SOLON, born April 15, 1799; died March 11, 1876; aged 76 yrs. 10 mos. 26 days.
DAVID, parent, died Dec. 29, 1839; aged 86 yrs. 9 mos. 4 days.
MARY, parent, died Sept. 4, 1823; aged 68 yrs. 5 mos. 23 days.
When Sheldon, the first born child, was 21 years of age, there were fourteen children living at home with their parents. Mary, the mother, had been married a few months more than twenty-five years. She had reached the age of 44 years and 7 months when her last child (Solon) was born. The first death in the family occurred nearly fifty-two years after the marriage of the parents. The second death was that of Mary, the mother, in 1823, at which time her eldest child was in his 48th year, and her youngest child was nearly 24. The average age of the sixteen children was nearly 70 years; their added ages, with that of their parents, was 1272 years.
1. SHELDON, son of David, b. 1774; m. 1st, Betsy Sanderson, b. 1773. She d. Oct. 1, 1807. He m. 2d, Nancy Wilder. He d. Jan. 2, 1849.
Children by first wife:
Isaac, Norman. Benjamin, William, Reuben.
Children by second wife:
Betsy, Emeline, Maria, John.
Norman, son of Sheldon (1), m. Mary A. Walker. He d., and she m. 2d. HezekiaH Pike. She d. Jan. 25, 1840.
William, son of Sheldon (1), b. Feb. 12, 1804; m. 1st, Ermina Ingraham, Jan. 1st, 1828 (dau. of David and Lois (Hazen) Ingraham); she d. Apr. 27, 1837. He m. 2d, Sept. 11, 1838, Polly Gibbs (dau. of Harvey and Mary (Bartholomew) Gibbs), b. Feb. 12, 1810. He d. Sept. 5, 1862; she d. Apr. 3, 1885.
His children by first wife were:
George, b. Feb. 24, 1830: m. Jan. 1, 1861, Catherine F. Poole.
Norman, b. May 27, 1832; m. Oct. 25, 1855, Lizzie Dutton.
John , son of Sheldon (1), b. Oct. 13, 1818; m. 1st, Jan. 2, 1843, Martha S. Dutton.
2. RUFUS, son of David, b. 1775; m. Sept. 26, 1802, Theda Brown, b. Sept. 16, 1782 (dau. of Israel Brown); she d. Nov. 17, 1849; he d. Dec. 28, 1854. Their children were:
Orra, b. May 4, 1804; m. Nov. 10, 1841, Stephen Boardman; d. Dec. 28, 1842.
Nelson, b. Dec. 27. 1806: m. Nov. 3, 1835, Mary Partridge, b. Mch. 7, 1810. He d. Dec. 17, 1878: she d. June 26, 1885. They had three children: Lucy A., b. Sept. 25, 1836; Edna 0., and Edward N. (twins), b. June 29, 1847.
3. AVICE, dau. of David, b. 1776, m. Nov. 26, 1795, Justin Smith, b. Jan. 30, 1779 (son of Sylvanus and Dina (Fisk) Smith); she d. Aug., 1862; he d. 1845.
Their children were:
Alden, b. Sept. 17, 1796.
Truman, b. Apr. 16, 1798.
Horace, b. Feb. 22, 1801.
Cephas, b. Apr. 16, 1805.
Carlos D., and Caroline B. (twins), b. June 15, 1811.
Laura A., b. Mch. 4, 1819.
Alpha, b. Aug. 1, 1815.
4. DAVID JR., son of David, b. 1778, m. 1st, Elizabeth Partridge, of Norwich, Vt.; 2d, Sabriel Tracy, of Hartford, Vt., Feb. 27, 1819; a farmer in Hartford, Vt.; she d. Jan. 22, 1867. He d. 1865.
Their children were:
Flora, b. Feb. 11, 1807; m. Jan. 27, 1828, her cousin, Baxter B. Newton, of Hartford, a merchant in W. Hartford.
Charles, b. 1809; d. Mch. 11, 1813.
Samuel, b. Oct. 23, 1810.
Mary, b. Feb. 4, 1813; m. June 9, 1831, Willard White, b. Dec. 4, 180 7 (son of Noadiah and Mary White of Hartford).
Charles, b. Dec. 9, 1822: m. Mch. 5, 1855, Sarah Hazen, b. Jan. 21, 1823 (dau. of Dan. and Abigail (Batchelder) Hazen, of Hartford.
Jasper, b. Dec. 20, 1825.
Silas, b. June 13, 1830: m. Harriet Sprague, b. May 19, 1830 (dau. of Jesse, Jr., and Susan Elkins). She d. July 3, 1874. He m. again, lives in Hartford.
6. TRUMAN, son of David, b. 1779, m. Dec., 1807, Eunice Wilson, b. Aug. 30, 1785 (dau. of Jeremiah and Eunice (Whitcomb) Wilson, of Norwich, Vt.) He d. Dec. 30, 1848; she d. Feb. 23, 1871.
Their children were:
Calvin, b. Sept. 6, 1808; m. Oct. 5, 1834, Sarepta Whipple, b. Aug. 16, 1806 (dau. of Samuel Whipple and Mary Chaffee); she d. Nov. 5, 1840; he m. 2d, Oct. 2, 1843, Mary H. Spencer, b. Sept. 18, 1816 (dau. of Charles Spencer and Lucy Dewey). He d. May 15, 1875. She lives is West Hartford, Vt.
Children: Reuben W., b. Oct. 5, 1835.
Elizabeth S., b. Feb. 8, 1838.
Maria L., b. May 15, 1830.
Carlton S., b. Sept. 8, 1852; d. Oct. 3, 1881.
Lucy Ida, b. Mch. 11, 1856.
Eunice, b. May 14, 1810; m. Nov. 18, 1833, Joseph Whipple, b. May 3, 1803 (son of Samuel Whipple and Mary Chaffee). He d. Jan., 1878; ch. 3.
Orson, b. Nov. 24, 1811: m. Apr. 8, 1840, Harriet Bullard, b. Apr. 18, 1821; ch. 5.
Daniel, b. Aug. 26. 1813: m. July 16, 1837, Martha Foster, b. July 14, 1812. He d. Mch. 29, 1859: ch. 5.
Russell, b. Apr. 22, 1815; d. July 20, 1818.
Enos S., b. May 4, 1817: m. Oct. 9, 1839, Lucy A. Dutton, b. Aug. 13, 1818 (dau. of Samuel Dutton and Olive Thomas). He d. May 11, 1888; ch. 4.
Laura A., b. Jan. 9, 1821; m. Aug. 31, 1860, H. N. Savage, b. May 5, 1821. Both are living in Hartford: ch. 2.
Joseph T., b. Nov. 21, 1822; m. 1844, Emily Merrill, b. 1817. He d. Feb. 7, 1869; ch. 2.
Edward 0., b. June 29, 1826; m. Mch. 16, 1851, Emily 0. Richards, b. Dec. 21, 1825 (dau. of Chester Richards and Fidelia Whitcomb); she d. Mch. 20, 1883: ch. 8.
Leonard, b. June 29, 1826; d. Sept. 4, 1826.
Sarah L., b. Mch. 16, 1829; m. Sept. 22, 1853, Nelson S. Hazen, b. May 14, 1823. he d. Feb. 12, 1884. She lives in Hartford.
6. ANDREW, son of David, b. 1781, m. 1st, Lorena Waterman, b. 1785. She d. April 20, 1828. He m. 2d, Nov. 18, 1823, Catherine Hazen, b. Oct. 25, 1785, (dau. of Col. Joshua and Mercy) Hazen (Hazen), a farmer in Hartford, Vt. She d. May 26, 1854. He d. 1868.
Their children were:
Melvin, Alandus, Janette, Major,
Joseph, b. Nov. 15, 1828, m. Aug. 16, 1855, Celina S. Burnham, b. April 12, 1835, (dau. of Joseph and Nancy (Sawyer) Burnham). Ch. 6.
7. ANNA, dau. of David, b. 1783, m. Daniel Sprague, (son of Jesse and Esther (Dexter) Sprague). He d. Dec. 21, 1812, ae. 38. She d. 1839.
8. REBECCA, dau. of David, b. 1784, m. Sept. 29, 1802, Isaac Perry. She d. May 12, 1850. He became insane, was confined in a cage in the poor house in Hartford where he died many years ago.
They had children:
Alanson, Lucien, Homer, Perses, who m. Homer Tenney, Eliza, Lucy, Rufus, Sabra.
9. POLLY, dau. of David, b. 1785, m. June 24, 1809, David, (son of Jeremiah and Eunice (Whitcomb) Wilson). They lived in West Hartford, where he had a saw mill which he built in 1813. He moved to Illinois in the spring of 1837, and there died. His wife died in 1857. They had,
Jason, Cromwell, Jasper, Rufus H., Diantha, Mary, Nancy, who m. Noah Dutton, d. May 31, 1844.
10. ABNER, son of David, b. 1787, m. Dec. 17, 1820, Mary Blanchard, b. April 11, 1793, (dau. of Robert and Jemima (Chapman) Blanchard), a farmer in Hartford, Vt. He d. Jan. 26,1856. She d. June 15, 1883. They had but one child, James, b. Oct. 27, 1821, m. July 1750, Martha L. Thayer. He was for many years a dentist in Hanover, N. H. They now reside in Boston, Mass.
11. ELIZABETH, dau. of David, b. 1787, d. unm, Feb. 17, 1872.
12. LUCY, dau. of David, b. 1791, d. num. March 19, 1870.
13. DANIEL, son of David, b. 1793, d. 1831, m. Sabria Gray, had children: Sarah, Rebecca, Louise, Susan.
14. ENOS W., son of David, b. 1794, (Dartmouth College, 1815), m. Sarah Work, d. Sept. 28, 1865. Ch. 5.
15. JASPER, son of David, b. 1798, (Dartmouth College 1820), d. unm. Nov. 9, 1821.
16. SOLON, son of David, b. 1799, m. Nov. 17, 1830, Caroline M. Blanchard, (dau. of Robert and Jemima (Chapman) Blanchard), a farmer in Hartford. They had:
Ellen, Mary, Tyler. The latter now lives on the old home farm.
THE PINNEO FAMILY
The recorded data concerning that branch of the Pinneo family whose descendants have lived in Hartford, is meagre and unsatisfactory. The only male representative of the family , now living in the town is John Pinneo, a descendant in the fourth generation from Daniel Pinneo of Lebanon, Ct., and the only facts in his possession, relating to the family were sent to him by a distant relative whose efforts to obtain facts have apparently been unsuccessful. From the said facts, and other recorded data I have framed the following history of the family:
1. DANIEL PINNEO 2d, b. Lebanon, Ct., about 1738: m. a Miss Hill of Lebanon, Ct. ; moved from Lebanon to Bolton, Vt., thence to Hartford, Vt. in 1765-6, and settled in the immediate vicinity of the place where Charles Ballard now lives. His name first appears on the proprietors records under date of Sept. 19, 1767. On the 23d of June, 1768, he was chosen one of a. committee of two " to agree with the owners of land, for land for highways, and exchange for them." In 1772, he was one of the three selectmen, his associates being Lionel Udall and Elisha Marsh. Nothing more is said of him in the records of the town. The date of his death, the date of his wife's death and the place of their burial are not known: but, inasmuch as his eldest son, Charles, and some other members of his family were buried in the old cemetery, on the south side of White river at White River Junction, it is probable that Daniel and his wife were also interred there.
Their children, all born in Hartford, were as follows:
Lydia, married but d. childless.
Daniel 3d, b. 1771: d. 1785.
Charles, b. 1768.
John, m. Sally Root of Plainfield, N. H., lived in Bolton, Vt.
Daniel 4th, m. Huldah Demmon; lived in Waterbury, Vt.
Giles, m. a Miss Davis; lived in Duxbury, Vt.
Andrew, went to Ohio.
Anna, m. David Morse, lived in Duxbury, Vt.
Eunice, lived in Bolton, Vt.
Heman, of whom nothing is known here.
2. CHARLES, son of Daniel, Jr., b. 1768: m. Lydia Clark, b. 1767. Charles was the first white male child born in Hartford. He lived on the old homestead with his father, and there died Nov. 22, 1848, aged 80. The house in which he lived was built on the spot where Charles A. Ballard lived for several years until the loss of his house by fire in 1887. Mr. Pinneo was an enterprising and active citizen: was one of the selectmen of the town for two years, 1804-5, and held minor offices during his life. Lydia, his wife, died Oct. 27, 1848.
Their children were:
Charles, born 1796.
Daniel 5th, born 1800; d. Jan. 10, 1854.
Jasper, b. 1802; m. Betsy Lane; d. April 28, 1877.
Lester, d. 1854, in St. Paul, Minn.
Lydia, resides in the West.
Annie, married and went West.
Three or four other children died young.
3. CHARLES, son of Charles (2), b. 1796; m. Martha Coombs of Thetford, Vt.. b. 1796. He was a farmer: was one of the selectmen of Hartford in 1827-8. Martha, his wife, d. July 20, 1862. He died June 6, 1871.
Their children were:
Justin, b. Aug. 11, 1821.
Martha E., b. Dec. 10, 1822.
Frances A., b. Feb. 23, 1825; m. in 1846, Silas H. Walling of Lebanon, N. H. She d. in Newport, N. H., Sept. 3, 1872, leaving one child, Charles E., b. Dec. 3, 1847.
Solon M., b. May 19,1827; d. in Texas, 1884.
John, b. Jan. 14, 1830: m. Aug. 31, 1871, Emily P. Gardner, dau. of Perry and Jane (Patch) Gardner. She d. July 22, 1880, leaving
Lillie F., b. Sept. 3, 1872.
Rosette, b. Jan. 10, 1832: d. 1836.
Josephine. b. Oct. 2, 1839: m. Horace Pierce of Lyme, N. H., their present home.
THE RICHARDS FAMILY
JOEL RICHARDS, whose family record is given below, resided in the northwestern part of Hartford on the road between the village of West Hartford and the hamlet known as Jericho, and a few rods to the north of the present residence of Charles Wallace.
JOEL RICHARDS, (son of Jonas and Hannah (Wheeler) Richards, and grandson of William and Rebecca ( ____ ) Richards), b. Nov. 26, 1767, m. Dec. 5, 1794, Miriam Smith, b. March 16, 1774, (dau. of Sylvanus and Dina (Fisk) Smith.) Joel Richards d. Aug. 20, 1812: his widow, June 30, 1825, m. 2d, Seth Savage, who, after some six years, left her again a widow. She d. Dec. 19, 1855.
The children of Joel and Miriam Richards were:
2. CHESTER, b. Sept. 14, 1795; m. March 11, 1822, Fidelia Whitcomb, b. July 2, 1867. She d. Nov. 6, 1865.
Joel, b. Jan. 21, 1823, d. Aug. 24, 1847.
Orra Emily, b. Dec. 23, 1824; m. March 16, 1857, Orvis Newton, reside in Norwich.
Mark, b. Oct. 3, 1826; m. April 22, 1855, Harriet Newell Whedon, resides in Michigan.
David, b. Feb. 22, 1829.
Norman, b. March 26, 1831, d. July, 1863.
Rebecca Susan, b. July 24, 1833; m. March 20, 1864, Lieut. Thomas Ensworth, who d. in Battle of Wilderness, May 6, 1864; m. 2d, Aug. 8, 1876, David Hall of Lexiligton, Mass.
Ellen, b. Dec. 17, 1835; m. Jan. 12, 1858, Jefferson Bartholomew; d. May 31, 1867.
Edward, b. Dec. 2, 1842, d. Oct. 20, 1863.
2. PHILENA, b. Oct. 30, 1797; d. unm., Feb. 23, 1869.
3. REBECCA, b. May 5, 1799; m. Sept. 12, 1832, Friend Ingraham, and went to Grange, Ohio. She d. April 4, 1889.
Julia P., b. Aug. 25, 1833.
Cyrus Richards, b. May 22. 1835, d. in War of the Rebellion.
De Forest, b. Nov. 24, 1836, d. in war.
Miriam, b. Oct. 12, 1839, d. Oct. 18, 1847.
Asa, b. Nov. 21, 1841.
David, b. Aug. 8, 1847.
4. JOEL AZRO, b. Dec. 13, 1800; m. Oct. 23, 1832, Maria Burton (dau. of Dea. Jacob Burton. Norwich); reside in Hinkley, Ohio.
Eliza Burton, b. March 9, 1834. d. Sept. 5, 1856.
A daughter, b. April 3, 1836, d. April 18, 1836.
Isabelle Maria, b. Sept. 15, 1839; m. Rev. G. H. Damon.
Henry Morris, b. Oct. 12, 1846.
George Ashnum, b. Nov. 12, 1852.
5. ARBA, b. March 30, 1803; m. March 3, 1836, Emily Kelsey of Wales, N. Y.; d. Aug. 11, 1870.
Octavia, b. July 17, 1837; m. Rev. D. L. Eaton, Oct. 3. 1860.
Thales W., b. Feb. 20, 1841, d. young.
Emily Rosetta, b. Feb. 20, 1845, d. young.
Horace, b. Dec. 14, 1850, d. young.
Ellen, b. Dn. 14, 1855, d. young.
6. WILLARD, b. Aug. 23. 1804; m. Nov. 27, 1858 [trans note: this can't be the marraige yr., as their first ch. was b. in 1840. Could be a typo: maybe should be 1838??], Alvira Ann Wheaton, of Hinkley, Ohio, d. Jan. 26, 1876.
Myron, b. Jan. 8, 1840.
Charlotte, b. Nov. 6, 1841; m. Wm. Piper.
Marra, b. March 31, 1843; m. Mr. Swift.
David, b. Feb. 23, 1846, d. Feb. 26, 1846.
Ann, b. Feb. 18, 1850.
Dan, b. Sept. 10, 1852.
May, b. Aug. 12, 1856; m. Rev. _____.
7. ALVIN, b. July 26,1806; d. ae 2 years.
8. CYRUS SMITH, b. March 11, 1808; m. Aug. 1, 1836, Helen Dorothy Whiton (dau. of Rev. Dr. John M. and Abby (Morris) Whiton of Antrim, N. H.) She d. March 10, 1860; m. 2d, April 30, 1861, Maria Williams Parker, (dau. of Oliver W. Parker of Plympton. Mass.) Cyrus S. Richards d. July 19, 1885. Cyrus S. and Helen Dorothy (Whiton) Richards had:
Helen Morris, b. June 13, 1837; m. Aug. 16, 1861, Rev. George F. Herrick, D. D., residing in Marsovan, Turkey.
Charles Herbert, b. March 18, 1839: m. Nov. 18, 1868, Marie M. Miner (dau. of Rev. A. Miner); reside in Madison, Wis.
Abbie Louise, b. June 29, 1842: m. July 19, 1866, Rev. Frank P. Woodbury, D. D.; reside in Minneapolis, Minn.
James Morris, b. April 3, 1845, d. July 16, 1846.
Frederick Whiton, b. Dec. 6, 1850, d. Dec. 5, 1854.
William Evarts, b. March 2, 1855: m. Nov. 19, 1877, Elnora L. Barnes; res. New York City.
JONAS DEFOREST, b. Dec. 28, 1809: m. Harriet Bartlett Jarvis (dau. of Hon. William and Ann (Bartlett) Jarvis). Aug. 9, 1843: d. Dec. 2, 1872.
William Jarvis, b. June 11, 1844, d. Oct. 21, 1849.
DeForest, b. Aug. 6, 1846: m. Elise ____; res. in Chadron, Neb.
Anna Bartlett, b. April 18, 1849, d. March 13, 1858.
Jarvis, b. Sept. 15, 1852; res. in Chadron, Neb.
Sarah Margaret, b. Oct. 21, 1857; m. ____ Hocks; res. in Wyoming.
Bartlett, b. Jan. 6, 1861; res. in Chadron, Neb.
10. GARDNER, b. April 2, 1812; accidentally drowned, Sept., 1828.
THE SAVAGE FAMILY
The history of the Savage family will be limited to the first three generations of the descendants of Thomas Savage of Washington, Ct.
1. THOMAS SAVAGE, b. in Washington, Ct., Dec. 15, 1714, m. Feb. 24,1744, Martha Whitmore, b. Dec. 11, 1719. He moved from Washington to Woodbury, Ct., where he resided several years, and removed to Hartford, Vt., in the summer of 1768. His first purchase of land in Hartford was made of Elihu Hide, June 28, 1768, and was "No. 14," in the first division of fifty acre lots. At the time he made this purchase he lived in Woodbury, Ct. After coming into Hartford he bought of Isaac Winchester about 400 acres of land in that part of the town known as Jericho. His home farm is now the home farm of W. G. Chandler, located on Christian St., about two miles north of Hartford village. On the 7th of Dec., 1784, he gave to each of his sons, Seth and Thomas Jr., 160 acres of the land in Jericho, upon which they settled and lived the remainder of their lives. Jan. 17, 1788, he gave to his son Francis W., a 100 acre lot, " No. 32," in the 2d division, and 15 acres lying on Connecticut river, near White River falls. After the death of his wife in 1767, his daughter Abigail became his house keeper, and he continued to live with her until his death. He d. Oct. 11, 1798.
1. MARTHA, (2d gen., dau. of Thomas (1), b. June 18, 1746, m. April 22, 1765, Deacon John Dutton, b. April 14, 1743, (son of Thomas and Abigail (Merriam) Dutton.)
2. SARAH, (dau. of Thomas (1), b. June 9, 1748, m. Martha Logan. [trans. note: they were naming boys Martha?]
3. ABIGAIL, dau. of Thomas (1), b. June 9, 1748, m. Oct. 31, 1775, Elias Chapman, to whom in 1788, and 1789, Thomas Savage sold his home farm, and with whom he lived for ten years thereafter.
The children of Elias Chapman (3d gen.) were:
Jedediah, b. Oct. 10, 1776.
Elias, b. May 13, 1781.
Abigail, b. July 29, 1784.
Thomas, b. May 23, 1787.
I find nothing further relating to the family of Elias Chapman. On the 28th of Aug. 1800, he sold his farm to Zerah Brooks and, probably, emigrated to the west.
4. SETH SAVAGE, (2d gen., son of Thomas (1), b. Oct. 6, 1756, m. 1st, April 15, 1779 Rhoda Bacon. She d. April 19, 1823. He m. 2d, June 30, 1825, Mrs. Mirriam (Smith) Richards, widow of Joel Richards, and (dau. of Sylvanus Smith and Diana Fisk, a farmer in Hartford. On the 28, Jan. 1819, he sold to his son, Will. Savage, his home farm with a reservation of forty acres. After the death of his father, William bought the reservation. He d. Sept. 13, 1829. His wife d. Dec. 19, 1855. No issue by second wife.
Joseph, son of Seth (4), b. Oct. 15, 1780, m. Olive, dau. of Sylvanus and Diana (Fisk) Smith).
John., son of Seth (4), b. Oct. 7, 1782, m. Dec. 12, 1805, Lucy Hopson, b. April 21, 1785, (dau. of John and Abiah (Hazen) Hopson). He d. Sept. 7, 1855. She d. June 3, 1838.
children of John (2) :
Seth, b. Jan. 27, 1807, m. Feb. 27, 1834, Martha C. Spaulding. Died Aug. 4, 1883.
Rebecca, b. March 12, 1808, m. Dec. 1, 1839, John Leavitt.
Truman, b. Feb. 12, 1810, m. 1st, July 13, 1834, Mrs. Cynthia (Marsh) Tenney. She d. Sept. 23, 1868. He m. 2d, March 10, 1869, Mrs. Jane (Farnham) Tryon. He d. Jan. 1, 1875. Ch. by first wife 3.
Benjamin F., b. Sept. 19, 1811, m. May 14, 1841, Mary Martin.
Sophia M., b. May 6, 1813, m. March 4, 1838, Wm. R. Stockwell.
John Jr., b. March 7, 1815, d. Aug. 26, 1827.
Hiram, b. Sept. 21, 1817, m. Sept. 28, 1843, AlpaTenney.
Wesley, b. July 12, 1819, m. March 3, 1847, Eliza M. Clough.
William, b. Aug. 23, 1820, m. May, 1843, Philena Hodge.
Hazen N., b. May 5, 1822, m. 1st, May 25, 1843, Julia A. Tenney. She d. April 6, 1860. He m. 2d, Aug. 24, 1860. Laura A Newton. Ch. 3.
Whitmore, b. Aug. 7, 1823, d. Sept. 1, 1823.
Jason, b. May 19, 1825, m. May 1849, Maria Martin.
Lucy A., b. Aug. 19, 1829, m. Nov., 1849, Geo. F. Stone, d. Aug. 16, 1854.
Patty, dau. of Seth (4), b. April 7, 1786, m. Don Noble, Feb. 21, 1810.
Hasting, son of Seth (4), b. Nov. 20, 1789, m. July 4, 1815, Sarah Fuller.
William, son of Seth (4), b. June 23, 1791, m. June 9, 1819, Polly Hazen, b. Feb. 28, 1799, (dau. of Hezekiah Hazen and Sarah Marsh . He d. in Lawrence, Kan., Nov., 1874. She d. in Lawrence, Aug. 2, 1871.
(4th gen., ch. of William (5):
Maria, b. March 29, 1820, m. Feb. 11, 1845, J. E. Hood, b. 1815, (son of Joseph Hood and Jerusha Worthen). He d. in Denver, Col. in 1871. Their son, Wm. Hood, b. Feb. 4, 1846, is chief engineer of the Southern Pacific railroad system. They had six children.
Joseph, b. July 28, 1822, m. June 17, 1847, Amanda B. Crandall, b. Aug. 2, 1827, (dau. of Joseph Crandall and Abigail Fuller). She d. June 17, 1857. He m. 2d, 1858, Mary B. Burgess.
Children (5th gen.):
Henry, Daphne, Joseph, Charles and Jennie. All d. young but Daphne, who m. D. D. Alford, A. M.
Joseph Savage lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
Forrest, b. Sept. 27, 1826, m. 1849, Lydia E. Worth, b. 1830, (dau. of Nathaniel Worth and Patty Chandler).
Children (5th gen.):
Wm. W., Emma A., Mary A.,
Frank J. Forrest lives in Kansas.
Daphne, b. Sept. 21, 1834, d. in Hartford June. 18, 1845.
Olive (dau. of Seth (4), b. July 12, 1796, m. Jan. 26, 1814, Abner Fuller, b. 1787, (son of Seth Fuller and Olive Dutton). He d. Nov. 12, 1868.
Rhoda, dau. of Seth (4), b. Sept. 21, 1800, m. March 8, 1822, Elziah Hazen.
5. THOMAS SAVAGE, 2d gen., son of Thomas (1), b. Feb. 9, 1759; m. Oct. 11, 1784, Lavina Chapman: she d. Oct. 29, 1841. [trans. note: 1841 can't be right if his second m. began in 1789]. He m. 2d, Nov. 26, 1789, Molly Powell; she d. Aug. 5, 1803. He m. 3d. March 22, 1804. Clarissa Noble, b. Feb. 9,1759. He d. Oct. 29, 1841: she d. Sept. 28, 1841.
Children of Thomas (5)
Alice, b. Nov. 16, 1785, d. Jan. 5, l808, unm.
Sarah, b. Jan. 27, 1757; m. June 22, 1813, Russell Smith.
Justus, b. Aug. 5. 1803: m. Nov. 15. 1836, Eliza Alger of Strafford, Vt., b. Aug. a, 1806, (dau. of Aaron and Lusina (Power) Badger). He d. in Strafford, Vt., April 9, 1888.
Norman, b. Sept. 22, 1805: m. Jan. 1, 1849, Sarah K. Edgerton; he d. Dec. 13, 1873: 1 ch. d.. young.
Orinda, b. March 16, 1807.
Amanda, b. May 14, 1809, d. Nov. 21, 1846, unm.
Aurora, b. June 21, 1811; m. July 26, 1835, Dr. J. N. Stiles: she d. Jan. 29, 1859, in Windsor, Vt.: he d. in Windsor, Aug. 31, 1875, ae 63.
Polly, b. Aug. 18, 1798: m. March 11, 1822, Reuben Tenney 2d, b. April 15, 1798. (son of Ruben Tenney and Rebecca Hopson) : he d.March 2, 1858: shed. Feb. 9, 1877.
Thomas Whitmore, b. Aug. 25, 1800.
6. FRANCIS WHITMORE, (2d gen., son of Thomas (1). b. in Washington, Ct., Nov. 25, 1762: m. March 11, 1790, Abigail Hazen, b. Sept. 14, 1768, (dau. of Col. Joshua, Hazen and Mercy (Hazen) Hazen), a farmer and hotel-keeper in West Hartford, Vt. He d. Sept. 23, 1817: she d. Aug. 20, 1847.
Abigail, b. Jan. 13, 1791: m. Dr. Thomas Downer, of Stowe, Vt.: d. Dec. 23, 1869.
Sarepta, b. Feb. 8, 1793; d. May 15, 1852:
Mary, b. Sept. 27, 1795; m. Abner Fuller; d. Sept. 26, 1885: no children.
Nancy. b. Oct. 12, 1797; d. Nov. 15, 1879:
Thomas, b. April 7, 1810; m. Jan. 12, 1823 [trans. note: hard to believe he m. at the age of 13], Martha McMaster, b. Sept. 11, 1799, (dau. of Samuel and Lucy (Pennock) McMaster); he d. June 15, 1871: she d. May 22, 1856.
Children of Thomas (5)
Miranda J. Savage, b. July 31, 1824, d. May 22,1856:
Harriet E., b. June 12, 1828, m. Sept. 19, 1865, Samuel McMaster, Strafford, Vt. ;
ch. of Harriet:
Martha A., b. Aug. 5, 1867, m. Fred H. West.
Martha A., b. June 27, 1831, m. Dec. 7, 1855, Henry Hannahs.
Thomas D., b. Nov. 14, 1837.
Mercy, b. May 19, 1802; m. Oct. 3, 1820, Zebulon W. Delano: he d. June 24, 1869: she d. Dec.28, 1888;
Louise, b. Sept. 21, 1821, m. Harrison Alexander;
Abigail, b. Dec. 4, 1823, m. Feb. 5, 1845, Samuel G. Steele, b. Jan. 24, 1817, (son of Wm. Steele and Lydia Gleason of Sharon, Vt.); he d. May 11, 1873; she m. 2d, April 1, 1874, G. S. Nott of Sharon, Vt., (son of Simeon Nott.)
Emily C., b. June 4, 1826, d. May 5, 1847.
Sarepta C., b. Sept. 2, 1828, d. Sept. 23, 1843.
Portus, (3d gen.) b. Nov. 8, 1804: m. Oct. 15, 1830. Clarissa, Raymond; she d. Jan. 31, 1832; he m. 2d, Dec. 13, 1832, Emily Raymond; he d. May 13, 1871, she d. Oct. 24, 1865.
Their children (4th gen.) were:
Mary E., b. July 5, 1831, d. July 2, 1833;
Francis P., b. Aug. 29, 1838:
Henry W., b. July 30, 1840;
George W., b. Oct. 15, 1846.
Fitch R., b. Oct. 26, 1856.
Caroline (3d gen.), b. Dec. 14, 1807, m. Feb. 22, 1849, John Fuller ; he d. Sept. 14, 1861, she d. Feb. 3, 1879—no issue.
Francis Whitmore Jr., (3d gen.), b. Dec. 5, 1811; m. Nov. 21, 1838, Mary Clapp Wales, b. Aug. 28, 1815;
children (4th gen.):
Francis W. Savage 3d, b. Feb. 8, 1841; m. Oct. 3, 1866, Charlotte Purdy; he d. Dec. 24, ____;
Edward P., b. Oct. 12, 1845, m. Sept. 22, 1874, Belle H. Noble;
Mary Louisa, b. July 11, 1848.
Families live in Lake View, Ill.
THE SPRAGUE FAMILY
The Spragues of Hartford, are descendants of Rufus and Hannah Sprague of Johnston, R. I. Their son Jessie Sprague, purchased the homestead of his father, Jan. 9, 1767. He sold the same Feb. 1, 1768, to one Joseph Randall, and not long afterwards, moved with his family to Clarendon, Vt., (then Durham) where he spent the remainder of his life. He married Ester Dexter of Johnston, R. I., May 28, 1735. She survived him many years and died March 22, 1840, at the remarkable age of 103 years, 9 months and 24 days. Her mental and physical abilities continued to the last. A few days only before her death, she visited through the neighborhood on foot, a distance of half-a-mile. She died almost instantaneously. She rose in the morning, well as usual, ate breakfast, and was walking about the house as usual till within a few minutes of dying. She was the mother of the late Capt. Durham Sprague, who was the first male child born (1770) in the then town of Durham, near Clarendon, who she named after the town.
The children of Jesse Sprague, were :
Amey, born Feb. 18, 1764;
Philip, born Jan. 8, 1765;
Abraham, born Nov. 8, 1768; all born in Johnston, R. I.
Durham, born June 8, 1770 ;
Anna, born March 30, 1771;
Hannah, born July 28, 1773;
Daniel, born Aug. 21, 1775;
Elizabeth, born, Aug. 23, 1777;
Paul D., born March 17, 1881; all born in Clarendon, Vt.
Two of his sons, Philip and Daniel, moved from Clarendon to Hartford, about 1780.
PHILLIP, born in Johnston, R. I., Jan. 9. 1765, married about 1784, Clarissa Dutton, born Jan. 28, 1770, (daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Hazen) Dutton of Hartford), and settled in that part of the town called Dothan, where his grandson, Israel G. Sprague, now lives. Philip died March 31, 18 56. Clarissa, his wife, died May 6, 1831.
1. ASENATH, born Jan. 22, 1785 : married Sept. 29, 1802, Ira Baxter, born Nov. 20, 1779, son of Elihu Baxter and Triphenia Taylor. He died in Norwich, Vt., March 11, 1838. She died June 20, 1853.
Laura, born April 24, 1803 ;
Carlos, born Aug. 1, 1801;
Carlton, born 1805;
Arabella, born Sept. 22, 1807 ; .
Alpa, born 1809 ;
Caroline, born Dec. 15, 1811;
Marshal, born March 17, 1817 ;
Henry, born April 15, 1821 ;
Harriet, born April 16, 1823.
2. PHILO, born May 16, 1787; married May 7, 1811; Laura Hazen, born April 25, 1793, (daughter of Daniel Hazen and Olive Bartholomew): a farmer in that part of Hartford called Jericho. He died Oct. 17, 1868; she died March 28, 1877.
Their children were:
Jasper, born June 6, 1812 ; married July 16, 1840, Dulcina C. Town, had,
Laura Anna. born Sept. 24, 1842 ;
Harriet L., born Feb. 2, 1846;
Charles T., born Sept. 29, 1854 ;
Carrie J., born 1856 ; died 1858.
Emily, born Dec. 13, 1813 : died Aug. 7, 1878.
Edward, born July 17, 1816 ; married Dec. 2, 1851, Ellen Freeman, born April 22, 1827, daughter of John Freeman and Clarissa Goss) : a farmer in Hartford. She died March 15, 1887.
Frank M., born May 17, 1853, died. July 4, 1863 ;
Fannie E., born May 29, 1857 ;
Jennie M., born Oct. 2, 1861.
3. ESTER, born June 19, 1789 ; married Sept. 5, 1808, Lemuel Parker; died Nov. 10, 1860.
4. ANNA, born May 24, 1791; married Nov. 11, 1813, Job Dinsmore.
5. SUSANNAH, born Jan. 28, 1793 ; married March 2. 1816, Hiram Nott, born in Springfield, Mass., May 9, 1789, (son of Selden Nott) ; a farmer in Norwich, Vt.; he died Feb. 16, 1856 : she died Dec. 31, 1871.
Carlton. B., born Dec. 22, 1816 : married Feb. 20, 1856, Jane L. Hilton, born June 6, 1835, (daughter of John Hilton and Experience Lewis), she died April 7, 1866. He married 2d May 8, 1872, Lucinda M. Root, born April 27, 1838, (daughter of John R. Root and Leantha Hedges) : a farmer in Norwich.
Children by first wife :
H. L. Nott, born. Dec. 7, 1857 :
Frank S., born Aug. 16. 1864.
Clarissa, born Jan. 3, 1828 ; married Aug. 1851 : Carlos Tenney, born July 21, 1824, (son of Reuben Tenney and Polly Savage), she died March 15, 1862. He married 2d, June 13, 1873 ; Anna Howard, died Feb. 9, 1880.
6. ETHAN, born Oct. 14, 1795, died Feb. 9, 1813, unmarried.
7. ALLEN, born Aug. 10, 1787 : married Feb. 23, 1818, Lucinda Bachelder, born Oct. 13. 1794, ( daughter of Jethro Batchelder and Deborah Leavitt of Strafford, Vt.); a manufacturer. He died Sept. 1846. Widow lives in Montpelier, Vt. Had several children.
8. WOOSTER, born Oct. 25, 1799 ; married 1828, Nancy Young, born March 17, 1805, (daughter of Samuel and Rebecca P. (Burnham) Young.) He died Jan. 14, 1883. Widow lives in Montpelier, Vt. Seven children.
THE STRONG FAMILY
From a book entitled " The history of the descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton. Mass.," by Benjamin W. Dwight, I have selected the genealogical record of those members of the Strong family who have been, or now are residents of Hartford from the 5th to the 9th generation, from the above named American ancestor.
Elder John Strong was born and lived in England, at Taunton, in Somersetshire. He came to America in the year 1630, and settled in Dorchester. Mass. He afterwards removed from Dorchester to Windsor. Ct. He lived there several years and from thence removed to Northampton, in the year 1659-60, where he died April 14th, 1699, aged about 94 years. The grandfather of Elder John Strong was, according to tradition, a Roman Catholic and lived to a great age. The Strong family has borne out remarkably the historical genuineness of its name, in its wide-spread characteristics of physical vigor and longevity, and the large size of very many of its numerous households.
Elder Strong was a tanner, and was an extensive land owner in and around Northampton. He had up to the time of his decease, 160 descendants, viz. : eighteen children, fifteen of whom had families: one hundred and fourteen grandchildren, and thirty-three great grandchildren at least. The two eldest and youngest children were 39 years apart in age. His first wife he married in England. She died on the passage, or soon after landing, and in about two months afterwards her infant child (2d child) died also. He married in December, 1630, for a second wife, Abigail Ford, of Dorchester, with whom he lived in wedlock for fifty-eight years. She died, the mother of 16 children, July 6, 1688. She was not, probably, more than 16 years of age at her marriage, at which time he was but 25.
The Strongs who first settled in Hartford. Vt., were descendants of Lt. Jedediah Strong, of Lebanon. Ct. (4th gen.), the great grandson of Elder John Strong. The genealogical record, beginning with the 4th gen., is as follows: (quoting those only who have been, or are residents of Hartford.)
LT. JEDEDIAH STRONG (son of Jedddiah Jr.. and Abiah (Ingersoll) Strong), b. Jan. 15. 1700: m. Dec. 4, 1722, Elizabeth Webster, b. Feb. 26, 1700-1: a farmer in Lebanon, Ct. (5th gen.)
Children of Lt. Jedediah Strong:
Capt. John Strong, 1). Sept. 5, 1723. He was a farmer in Hartford, Vt., 1769-72, and is recorded as town clerk for the same period of time, and also appears as a land surveyor. In 1773, he, with a. few others, began the settlement of Woodstock, Vt. With his son-in-law, Benjamin Burch, he put up the log house and opened the first tavern in the town. (Benjamin Burch kept a tavern in Hartford, Vt., in 1784.)
Jedediah Strong, b. Nov. 8, 1728; m. Jan. 10, 1751, Hepziball Webster, b. Oct. 31, 1727, a farmer in Lebanon, Ct. (6th gen.) Children:
Jedediah Strong 2d, b. Oct. 23, 1751; m. Sept. 1, 1778, Ruth Harper, of E. Windsor, Ct., b. Sept. 1st, 1759 (da.u. of Dea James Harper and Sarah Burroughs), a farmer and miller in Hartford, Vt. (a miller in Centreville, where Moore and Madden now (1838) are running a grist mill). He was elected a selectman in 1794-95-96-97. He d. Feb. 25, 1832; she d. Sept. 18, 1839.
(7th gen.) Children of Jedediah Strong:
John Strong, b. Mch. 6, 1792, April 15, 1824, Mary Maria Gates, b. Mch. 26, 1804; a farmer and miller (succeeding his father at Centreville) ; pursued a part of the college course. He d. Jan. 1, 1857; she d. May 8,1865.
Harper Strong, b. May 18, 1797; d. in Hartford, Vt., Oct. 28, 1828.
(8th gen.) Children of John Strong:
John Dwight Strong, b. Nov. 24, 1825: m. June 6, 1865, Delia Morris, b. Sept. 15, 1840 (dau. of Edward Morris, of Hartford, Vt.) ; a miller in Hartford (Centreville and Hartford village), and afterwards a hardware merchant in Zanesville, 0hio, and at the time of his death a traveling agent in Louisiana and Texas, for the sale of safes. He d. of consumption in Lawrence, Kansas, Sept. 19, 1868. He had one child: Beulah, b. Dec. 20, 1866, in New Orleans, La. (now, Oct., 1888, traveling with her mother in Europe.)
Charles Harper Strong, b. Mch. 23, 1828: d. May 11, 1851, of quick consumption, at Utica, N. Y.
Mary Annette Strong, b. Apr. 19, 1833: m. Sept. 13, 1860, as his 2d wife, Stephen Guthrie, a merchant in Zanesville, 0hio, for 25 years, and since 1850 a. manufacturer of salt there.
Edward Payson Strong, b. Nov. 5, 1839: m. Sept. 13. 1865, Mary C. Guthrie, b. Dec. 5, 1845 (dau. of Stephen H. Guthrie and Ruth Metcalf, his first wife).
James Henry Strong, b. May 3, 1842: d. July 26. 1842.
5. SOLOMON STRONG (5th gen., son of Lt. Jedediah Strong and Elizabeth Webster), b. Oct. 6, 1730: m. about 1756, Mary White, b. Oct. 16, 1733, who d. June 10, 1777: and he m. for 2d wife, July 5, 1782, Mary Hutchinson, nee Wilson, b. Aug., 1744, (whose dau. Abigail was the wife of Hon. William Strong, M. C.) He was farmer and surveyor in Lebanon. Ct. , and after the summer of 1764, in Hartford, Vt., of which he was one of the first settlers. He was a selectman in 1765, '66, '67 and '68, and held other town offices. The first meeting of the proprietors of the town of Hartford, held within the town, was held in his house, which was located not far from where Ezra Champion now lives. He d. Sept. 26, 1800, in Hartford. She d. March 21, 1823.
Freelove Strong, b. Jan. 20, 1857.
Molly Strong, b. June 3, 1758.
Lydia Strong, b. March 17, 1760.
Soloman Strong, Jr., b. Jan. 19, 1761: m. March 12, 1795, Ruth Tracy of Hartford, Vt. : a farmer in Hartford, Vt.
(7th gen.) : Children of Solomon Strong. Jr.,
Allen Tracy Strong, b. Dec. 16, 179.1: m. Mary Hart, b. in Dunbarton, April 30, 1802: a farner in Hartford. Vt. He d. in Hyde Park. Vt., May 18, 1857. She resided in Hartland, Vt.
Wm. Gideon Strong, b. in Hartford, Dec. 3, 1846; m. in 1868, in Manchester, N. H., D. Hurd: resided in 1871, in Hartland. Vt.
James Strong, (son of Solomon Strong and Mary White), b. May 1768: m. in 1799, Catherine Clifford of Canaan. N. H., b. Feb. 24, 1780, (dau. of Jacob Clifford and Priscilla Howe): a farmer in Hartford,Vt., (1789-1817); Sharon, Vt.. and Olean, N. Y. (1819-21); at Burton, N. Y., (1821-52). He d. April 20, 1839: she d. Aug. 16, 1852.
(7th gen.): Children of James Strong,
Almeda Strong, b. in Hartford. Vt., Dec. 20, 1799; m. Nov. 17, 1822, Gideon Bingham: of Royalton, Vt., a farmer. He d. there June, 1865: she d. March, 1858: ch. 2.
6. ELIJAH STRONG (5th gen., son of Lt. Jedediah and Elizabeth Webster), b. Aug. 11, 1733: m. March 18, 1756, Ruth Loomis, b. June 14, 1729: a farmer in Lebanon. Ct., and Hartford, Vt.; came to Hartford in 1764. and settled at the Centre of the town. He was elected town clerk in 1768, and served one year. He was elected a selectman in 1764, '65, 1770. He was one of the Council of Censors in 1813. He was clerk for the proprietors of the town from 1766 to 1775. He d. in 1774-5; she d. ____. After his death, a considerable portion of his real estate was purchased of his heirs by Elijah Mason, grandfather of Mrs. Lucretia Garfield, widow of the late President Garfield.
Children of Elijah Strong,
Olive Strong, b. Jan. 7, 1758, in Lebanon, Ct.
Elizabeth Strong, b. June 10, 1759, in Lebanon, Ct. ; m. March 2, 1780, Jonathan Reynolds, and had a dau., Ruth Reynolds, b. Dec., 1784, who m. a Mr. Gilbert.
Elijah (2),b. July 4, 1760, in Lebanon, Ct.
Ruth Strong, b. Aug. 19, 1762, in Lebanon, Ct.
Submit Strong, b. Oct. 19, 1763, in Lebanon, Ct.
John Strong, lived and died in Bridgewater, Vt.
Ebenezer Strong, b. Feb. 13, 1770, in Hartford, Vt.
7. BENAJAH STRONG (5th gen., son of Lt. Jedediah and Elizabeth Webster), b. Jan. 17, 1734-5: m. Polly Bacon of Lebanon, Ct.; a farmer and surveyor in Hartford, Vt., in which town he settled with his brothers Solomon and Elijah in 1764. He was town clerk of Hartford from March 12, 1765, to March 8, 1768, and in 1774 constable and commissioner of highways. His first wife d. Aug. 8, 1790. Soon after her death he removed to Bethel, Vt., and there m. for his 2nd wife Widow Elizabeth Wilson. He d. in Bethel, March, 1815; she was b. May, 1748, and d. Jan. 26, 1821.
Children of Benajah Strong:
Barnabas Strong, a revolutionary soldier; m. Lydia (dau. of Solomon Strong): a farmer, settled on the Holland Purchase in N. Y.; had five children,one of them, Charles, a lawyer.
Polly Strong, b. Dec. 12, 1760, in Lebanon, Ct.; m. Ashbel Smith of Hartford, Vt. She d. Oct, 17, 1806; he d. in New Haven, Ct.
Hon. Wm. Strong, b. in 1763, in Lebanon, Ct.
Mercy Strong, m. July 13, 1786, Isaac Hincher, He d. Feb. 9, 1840; she d. Aug., 1848. The issue of this marriage were 8 children.
Elizabeth Strong, m. Simeon Brooks of Bethel, Vt.
Tryphenia Strong, b. June 12, 1770; m. Joel English of Woodstock, July 25, 1788; he d. Dec. 19. 1852, she d. Dec. 28, 1846; eight children.
Dea. Benajah Strong, b. Dec. 3, 1771; m. July, 1798, Polly Bacon, b. 1778; a cooper in Bethel, Vt.
Fredonia Strong, m. Lemuel Wood of Randolph, Vt.; ch. 4.
Lydia Strong, m. Henry Walbridge of Randolph, Vt.; ch. 10.
Children of Hon. Wm. Strong; and Abigail Hutchinson.
1. ALMIRA STRONG, b. Dec. 14, 1795; m. Eleazer Davis, a merchant in Hartford village, made suddenly insane for life about 1820, by falling into a stream whose bank caved under his feet in a freshet. He d. about 1826, and she m. for her 2d husband, Gen. O. H. Nichols; she d. of cancer, Sept. 5, 1850, and he m. again; ch. 3 by Mr. Davis.
2. JASPER STRONG, b. May 4, 1798; m. Widow Underhill, nee Nixon, of New Orleans, La. She d. without issue, and he m. for his 2d wife her sister, Eliza Julia Nixon. He was graduated at West Point, and stationed as an officer of the U. S. A. at Baton Rouge, La. He resigned his commission, and, in company with a Mr. Underhill, a class-mate at West Point, took the contract, after building two forts below New Orleans, of building Ft. Pickens at Peimsacola,Fla., for $901,000. Underhill dying the first season of the contract, Strong carried the job through to completion, and divided half the profits, $300,000, with the heirs of Underhill. He afterwards built Ft. Barancas, and other fortifications at Pensacola. He owned, at the breaking out of the late rebellion, about 100 middle-aged slaves, all mechanics, and all at work for the Government at $1.50 per day. He was a man of very superior executive, abilities; he d. in Quechee, Vt., Nov. 6, 1865.
Children by second wife:
Henry Chase Strong.
Harvey Leverich Strong.
Jasper Strong, d. at Pensacola, Fla., of yellow fever.
Charles Mahews Strong.
Mentoria Nixon Strong.
John Hunt Strong, d. of brain fever near Benton, Miss.
3. LAURA STRONG, b. May 3, 1800; m. June 19, 1823, Dr. Thomas Carter. She d. of a cancer, Oct. 7, 1850;
William Strong Carter, m. Mary Jones; children: William E. Carter, Louisa Maria Carter.
Mary Carter, m. Henry Walcott; she d. ; children: Fanny Walcott, Laura Walcott.
Laura Carter, m. Oscar F. Barron; children: Laura Amanda Barron, Mary Barron, Franklin O. Barron, Ozias Barron, Thomas Strong Carter.
4. THOMAS J. STRONG, b. Mch. 11, 1802; d. Feb. 7, 1857, unm.
5. ALBERT GALLATIN STRONG, b. May, 1804; d. Oct., 1827, on return from a whaling voyage.
6. EMILY STRONG, b. Apr. 23, 1807; m. June, 1840, Hon. Albert Gallatin Dewey, b. Dec. 16, 1805 (son of John Dewey and Mary Wright, who were m. Jan. 23, 1805; he d. Nov. 23, 1823, and was the son of Joshua Dewey, of Lebanon, Ct.) She d. Apr. 23, 1875. He m. 2d, Eveline Trumbull. Children:
William Strong Dewey, b. Aug. 3, 1841; a manufacturer of woolens in Quechee ; represented Hartford in Legislature 1886-7; elected trustee of public money, 1887-8-9; not married in 1888.
John Jasper Dewey, b. Apr. 8, 1846; m. Jan. 21, 1869, Anna Frances Metcalf, of Boston, b. Jan. 16, 1847 (dau. of Erastus B. Metcalf, b. in Franklin, Mass., Aug. 9, 1820, and Anna Sophia Downs, b. Nov. 11, 1820; m. Apr., 1841; d. Dec. 9, 1866); a member of the firm of A. G. Dewey & Co., extensive manufacturers in Quechee, Vt.
Alice Louise Dewey, b. Aug. 19, 1870 ;
Ida G. , b. Dec. 19, 1872 ;
Annie M., b. Jan. 24, 1875 ;
Mary M., b. Jan. 21, 1877 ;
Emily D., b. March 6, 1885.
Emma Frances Dewey, b. July 16, 1848; m. Apr. 19, 1878, Henry C. Dennison, of New Bedford, Mass. (son of Daniel Dennison and Parmelia Head.)
7. JOHN PALMER STRONG, b. June, 1809; m. Sarah Fifield, of Orange, Vt.; a woolen manufacturer in Quechee, Vt.
Geo. W. Strong,
8. GEORGE STRONG, b. in 1810; d. young.
9. CHARLES STRONG, b. May 13, 1814; m. Sept. 7, 1852, Abby Greely, b. Sept. 6, 1830; a farmer in Lebanon, N. H. , in 1871 ; a woolen manufacturer in Quechee Vt., 1836-41; an inventor of valuable improvements in combinations of vertical and horizontal motion.
Frank, b. May 1, 1853; d. Apr. 5, 1859.
Fanny E., b. Sept. 29, 1856.
Wm. Greely, b. June 1, 1858.
Grace E., b. June 13, 1864.
THE TILDEN FAMILY
STEPHEN TILDEN, of Lebanon, Ct., removed from that town to Hartford, Vt.,. in 1767, and settled on the south side of White river, about two miles above White River Junction. He purchased of Samuel Porter, one of the original proprietors of the town, Aug. 27, 1761, one whole right, or proprietor's share,. containing about 400 acres of land, for the sum of ten shillings ($2.50). Under the distribution of land by pitches to the original right of Samuel Porter, Mr. Tilden acquired 90 acres of land, now owned and occupied by Mr. Elijah Burroughs, which he gave to his son, Josiah, Sept. 3, 1782. He next pitched lot No. 62, of the second 100-acre division, drawn to the original right of Samuel Porter. This lot he gave to his son, Stephen, .Jr., Sept. 2, 1784. It is now owned and occupied by Mr. Wm. E. Dutton. On the 12th of August, 1797, he gave to his son, Asa, one-half of the home farm, or 80 acres adjoining, on the south, the home farm of Thomas Tracy, on which Leonard Trumbull now lives. In 1791, and later, Mr. Tilden purchased several other original rights and portions of rights, some of which he held until his death.
Mr. Tilden was an intelligent, public-spirited citizen, and was prominently identified with the civil and military affairs of the State and his town during his life time. He is first mentioned in the town records in 1775, when he was chosen a highway surveyor, and one of a committee to have charge of the school lands of the town. In 1776, he was one of the Committee of Safety, and was also Commissioner of Highways. He represented the town in the Legislature in 1778, '83, '84, '85, during which sessions he was placed on important committees —first, as one of the Committee on War; secondly, as one of a committee to draw a letter forbidding delegates from Cumberland County to sit in the Provincial Congress of the State of New York, and also one of a committee to consider proceedings of the Court of Confiscation. In 1776, he voted in favor of the BETTERMENT ACT. In the troublous events of the Revolutionary period, and during the controversy with New York, he was loyal to the best interests of the State. In 1780-81, he was one of the selectmen of the town. In all positions of trust he was faithful, energetic, and unselfish, and by his upright conduct invoked even the universal esteem of his political enemies. Though lacking in book knowledge, he derived from experience a fund of solid knowledge of a practical kind, and this, with instincts that led him, generally, in the right direction, fitted him well for the duties incumbent upon him, both in private and in public life.
STEPHEN TILDEN (son of Stephen Tilden and Isabel Tednaugh), b. in Lebanon, Ct., in 1724; m. 1st, April 23, 1749, Abigail Richardson; she d. in 1798. He m. 2d, Widow Jerusha Farman; he d. March, 1813. She m. 2d, April 7, 1815, Abel Marsh of Quechee, Vt., (Hartford).
Their children were :
1. ABIGAIL, b. May 19,1751; m. Benjamin Wright.
2. STEPHEN, b. March 19, 1753; m. Sept. 7, 1785, Roxalena Powell, b. Sept. 29, 1766, (dau. of Rowland Powell); she d. Oct. 21, 1797. He m, 2d, Oct. 11, 1798, Elizabeth Tilden, b. Sept. 1, 1775. He d. Sept. 8 ,1826; she d. Feb. 1, 1867.
Children by first wife:
Lanson and Lyman, b. May 21,1786; Lanson d. June 2, 1786,
Lyman m. Abigail Hersey, d. April 17, 1845.
Lucinda, b. Oct. 6, 1787; m. ____ Bunnell, d. April 18, 1854.
Joshua, b. March 7, 1790; m ____ Squiers, d. Oct. 5, 1846.
Luther, b. March 8, 1792, d. March 1, 1852.
Lucy, b. March 26, 1794; m. Othnial Clapp, d. Aug. 15, 1791.
Stephen 3d, b. May 28, 1796.
Children by 2d wife:
Jedediah Norton, b. Dec. 10, 1799; m. Dec. 6, 1830, Arabella Lombard, b. July 30, 1813; he d. Aug. 3, 1867, she d. Dec. 6, 1860.
Elizabeth, b. July 3,1801; m. Daniel Robertson.
Norman, b. Feb. 21, 1806; lives in West Lebanon, N. H., unm.
Sarah M., b. Aug. 28, 1808, d. Aug. 21, 1868, unm.
Daniel, b. March 11, 1814; m. July 17, 1844, Emily Jones, b. Feb. 13, 1833; she d. May 24, 1865; he lives in W. Lebanon, N. H.
The children of Daniel and Emily (Jones) Tilden, are:
Martha J., b. June 16, 1848; resides unm. in W. Lebanon, N. H.
Stephen, H., b. May 21, 1851; m. Sept. 7, 1876, Lucy A. Hubbard, b. Jan. 4, 1856, (dau. of James and Sarah J. (Alden) Hubbard of Lebanon, N. H. Ch. 2.
Ellen M., b. Jan. 25, 1855; m. June 20, 1876, George H. Taylor, b. May 10, 1853, (son of John Taylor). Ch. 3.
Achsah, b. July 10, 1857 ; resides, unm. in West Lebanon, N. H.
3. THEODAY, b. July 18, 1755; m. James Richardson.
4. Joshua, b. April 19, 1757, d. at age of 16.
5. JOSIAH, b. April 19, 1760; m. Jan. 14, 1790, Elizabeth Tracy, b. April 15, 1765, (dau. of Thomas Tracy and Elizabeth Warner); a farmer and hotel-keeper in Hartford. She d. June 2,1800; he m. 2d, Susannah Clark, b. Feb. 18, 1779, (dau. of John Clark and Deborah Mosely). She d. Dec. 2, 1844.
Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1791.
Nabba, b. March 31, 1793.
Josiah T., b. Feb. 13, 1795, d. Aug. 14, 1820.
Joseph F., b. March 2, 1797; m. Clementina Lyman, Jan. 16, 1828.
Myra, b. Feb. 11, 1799.
Daniel C., b. Dec. 5, 1801, d. June 15, 1810.
Alpa, b. Aug. 23, 1803.
Lucius W., b. Aug. 27, 1805.
Oren, b. July 26, 1807.
Julius C., b. Sept. 7, 1809.
Frances M., b. Aug. 21, 1811; m. Samuel Smith; she d. Nov. 25, 1883, he d. Oct. 7, 1887.
Caroline L., b. July 12, 1816; m. June 24, 1845, Wm. Hatch (son of Benj. Hatch and Susan Dutton); he d. Oct. 28, 1885.
George W., b. June 20, 1819; m. March 17, 1850, Cynthia L. Bugbee.
Sarah S., b. Jan. 22, 1826; m. Aug. 7, 1844, Edward Hazen.
6. ESTHER, b. May 15, 1762; d. May 5, 1777.
7. MARY, (nothing besides her name appears of record.)
8. ASA, b. 1768; m. Feb. 14, 1793, Hannah Follett, b. Nov. 5, 1773 (dau. of Benjamin and Thankful Follett.) He d. Apr. 22, 1850; she d. Aug. 19, 1862.
Achsah, b. Dec. 23, 1793; d. Apr. 12, 1880, unm.
Parthena, b. Dec. 3, 1795; d. Feb. 20, 1880, unm.
Louisa, b. Feb. 28, 1798; m. Jan. 28, 1818, Almon Bennett; d. July 14, 1862.
Horace, b. Mch., 28, 1800; m. Lucy Waldo.
Cyrus, b. July 4, 1802; m. Jan. 28, 1832, Eliza Miller; d. Sept. 7, 1805.
THE TRACY FAMILY
The immigrant ancestor of the Traceys, who were among the first settlers of Hartford, was Stephen Tracy who came to Plymouth, Mass., in the ship Ann, in 1623. John Tracy, his son, born in 1673, lived in Duxbury, but d. in Windham, Ct., in 1718. He married Mary Prince and had by her two sons, John, Jr., and Stephen, and a daughter, Alphia, who married a Sparrow; John, Jr., lived in Duxbury. Had a daughter, Sarah, who d. in Windham, Ct., unmarried.
1. STEPHEN, son of John, Sen., born in 1673, m. Deborah Bingham, June 26, 1707; d. Dec. 19, 1769.
Their children were:
Mary, b. Aug. 26, 1708.
Prince, b. Jan. 27, 1710.
Deborah, b. June 8, 1714.
John, b. Apr. 25, 1718.
James, b. June 15, 1720.
Nathaniel, b. June, 2, 1722; d. Oct. 11, 1750.
Thomas, b. Aug. 19, 1725.
2. PRINCE, son of Stephen (1), was chosen clerk of the charter proprietors at their first meeting held in Windham, Ct., Aug. 21, 1761, and also, at the same time, was chosen one of the three selectmen of the town. He acquired by purchase an extensive landed property in this town and was for some time a resident of the town. He was a very efficient clerk, a sagacious business man, and his penmanship was exceedingly fine. He was one of the charter proprietors.
3. JAMES, son of Stephen (1), m. Susannah Bishop, May 26, 1748, and d. in Ft. Edward, Sept. 21, 1856.
Stephen, b. Apr. 27, 1749.
Nathaniel, b. Oct. 31, 1750.
4. THOMAS, son of Stephen (1), m. Oct. 28, 1751, Elizabeth Warner, b. 1727, in Windham, Ct. He d. Jan. 28, 1821, ae. 95; she d. Mch. 25, 1811, ae 73. Thomas Tracy was one of the charter proprietors of Hartford, and in the first division of land by lottery, drew " No. 16," on Connecticut river, south of White river. April 20, 1780, he bought the whole right of Nathaniel Holbrook. May 25, he bought the whole right of Daniel Newcomb. These purchases, with his own right, and the pitches he made, gave him the proprietorship of about 1400 acres of land. He took a prominent part in the municipal affairs of the proprietors and the town ; served as lieutenant in the militia doing frontier service, and was an upright, highly esteemed citizen.
Mary, b. Nov. 12, 1752.
Andrew, b. Aug. 1, 1754.
Deborah, b. March 10, 1756.
Susanna, b. July 7, 1758.
James, b. Jan. 28, 1760.
Thomas, b. Sept. 4, 1761.
Joseph, b. July 18, 1763.
Elizabeth, b. April 15, 1765.
All of these children were born in Windham, Ct. The four sons, Andrew, James, Thomas and Joseph, probably came to Hartford with their parents in 1778-9. Andrew bought of Asa Hazen the 100-acre lot, comprising the present home farm of his grandson, Charles Tracy, and there settled in 1788.
James settled where Leonard Trumbull now lives, which was the home farm of his father,. Thomas Tracy.
Joseph settled on the place subsequently occupied by his son, Dea. Samuel Tracy, and now owned by Harper T. Hazen.
ANDREW TRACY'S FAMILY
5. ANDREW (son of Thomas (4), b. Aug. 1, 1754; m. Dec. 2, 1784, Sarah Bliss, b. 1762, (dau. of David Bliss and Polly Porter); a farmer in Hartford, Vt.; was register of deeds several years, and held various town offices. He d. Aug. 26, 1802; she d. in 1814, ae 52.
James C. and John (twins), b. Sept. 3, 1785. But little is known of James C. Tracy. He was appointed a deputy sheriff of Windsor Co. in 1818 ; defalcated and absconded, and never returned to Hartford.
6. JOHN TRACY (son of Andrew (5), b. Sept. 3, 1785; m. Dec. 26, 1811, Clarissa Delano, b. July 9, 1791, (dau. of Zebulon Delano and Lusina Powell); a black-smith in Hartford. She d. Aug. 9, 1837; he m. 2d, Fanny Smith of Vershire, Vt. He d. Aug. 31, 1865.
Children by his first wife:
Mary Emeline, b. Sept. 21, 1812; m. April 5, 1831, George H. Gates; he. d. Jan. 18, 1857.
James Carlton, b. July 13, 1814; m. Aug. 19, 1839, Harriet Hazen.
Lionel C., b. Feb. 8, 1816; m. March 28, 1841, Mary Ann Dutton, b. Sept. 30, 1817, (dau. of Silas Dutton and Hepzibah Black. He d. April 3, 1871, leaving one dau., Altha Stella, b. July 21, 1845; m. Wm. E. Dutton, Nov. 14, 1866.
Harvey Nelson., b. Nov. 7, 1817; living in Colorado.
George A., b. Aug. 12, 1819; m. July 16, 1867, Mary T. Black of Charleston, S. C., b. Oct., 1829, (dau. of Alex W. and Harriet S. Black); she d. Aug. 6, 1880; he m. 2d, Lizzie Preston, b. June 13, 1852, (dau. of Charles Preston and Martha Morse); a blacksmith in Hartford.
Clarissa L., b. Sept. 16, 1821; m. April 10, 1842, John C. Worth; d. Oct. 3, 1846.
John L., b. April 11, 1824; m. Jan. 21,1849, Deborah Myers.
Lusina, b. Feb. 28, 1829; m. Edwin C. Chandler; d. Jan. 28, 1872.
Ann, b. Jan. 17, 1811: d. Feb. 21, 1831.
7. THOMAS TRACY son of Andrew (5), b. Dec. 21, 1787; m. March 15, 1825, Esther P. Lamphere, b. Aug. l, 1789; a farmer in Hartford. He d. April 7, 1871; she d. July 17, 1879.
Charles, b. Oct. 24, 1827; m. 1st, Jan. 22, 1866, Amanda D. Babcock, b. Feb. 22. 1837, (dau. of Henry and Abigail Babcock of New Brunswick); she d. July 19, 1881. He m. 2d, June 25, 1887, Mary Roberts, b. Oct. 17, 1853, (dau. of Lucien Roberts and Adeline Roberts); a farmer in Hartford; children 2.
8. DEBORAH, dau. of Andrew (5), b. March 10, 1790, d. March 22, 1772, unm. [trans. note: she couldn't have died 18 yrs. before she was born; typo here??]
9. STEPHEN AND NAOMI, children of Andrew (5), (twins), b. Oct. 15, 1792, d. Nov. 2, 1792.
10. POLLY, dau. of Andrew (5), b. May 22, 1794, m. Nov. 6, 1816, Thos. Porter Moore, b. Oct, 16, 1785, (son of Thomas Moore and Mary Whiting). She d. Oct. 25, 1842.
Their children were:
Infant dau. b. Sept. 28, 1817;
Sarah B., b. Dec. 26, 1818;
Andrew W., b. April 20, 1820;
Thomas P., b. Nov. 23, 1821;
Cyrus T., b. March 7, 1823;
Nathaniel D., b. June 18, 1824;
Solomon H., b. Sept. 24, 1825;
Horace D., b. March 5, 1827;
Edson, J., b. Feb. 28, 1828;
Wm. H., b. July 14, 1829;
Nancy A., b. Aug. 11, 1830;
Almira. A., b. June 22, 1832;
Infant son, b. Aug. 7. 1833;
Zuar, b. Sept. 6, 1834;
Frances E., b. Oct. 4, 1836.
11. CYRUS, son of Andrew (5), b. Nov. 18, 1796, m. April, 1839, Mary P. Fullam, b. Jan. 2, 1810, (dau. of Levi Fullam and Sally Hale). He d. Feb. 25, 1879.
Sarah H., b. Jan. 18, 1841, living in Norwich, single;
Cyrus, b. Oct. 8, 1844;
Jas. B., b. Sept. 1, 1847;
Mary B., b. Sept. 29, 1849.
12. ELIZABETH, (dau. of Andrew (5), b. Feb. 22, 1800, d. Sept. 7, 1881, single.
13. JAMES TRACY, (son of Thomas (4), b. Jan. 28, 1760, m. Oct. 22, 1795, Mercy Richmond, b. June 15, 177 2, (dau. of Ebenezer and Mercy Richmond), a farmer in Hartford. Clerk of the charter proprietors 1800 to 1809, treasurer of the town 1802 to 1828 inclusive. He d. Sept. 19, 1834. She d. Oct. 19, 1859. Children.
14. EBENEZER, b. July 18, 1796, m. Feb. 22, 1827 , Anna Richmond, b. Oct. 2, 1802, (dau. of Gilbert Richmond and Mary Williams). He d. Sept. 23, 1864. She d. Jan. 3, 1889.
Children: J. H. Tracy, b. June 6, 1828;
Edward L., b. May 22, 1833:
Andrew E., b. May 26, 1837.
15. ANDREW, b. Dec. 15, 1797, d. Oct. 28, 1867.
16. JAMES HARVEY, b. July 19, 1800, m. Nov., 1835, Harriet Trumbull, b. Oct. 9, 1810, (dau. of David Trumbull and Hannah Richardson), a farmer in Hartford. He d. March 17, 1885. She d. Dec. 16, 1878.
Julia Harriet, b. Sept, 17, 1836, living (Jan. 1, 1888), unm. ;
Susan Eugenia, b. Jan. 29, 1838, d. March 22, 1841;
James Harvey 2d.; b. Feb. 17, 1842, d. by suicide, July 23, 1873;
Emma Arabella, b. April 10, 1844, unmarried in 1888;
Anna. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 14, 1847, unmarried in 1888;
Kate Florence, b. Aug. 25, 1849, unmarried in 1888.
17. ELISHA RICHMOND, b. Aug. 13, 1803, d. March 10, 1834, unm.
18. DAN WRIGHT, b. Aug. 12, 1805, d. June 12, 1855, unm.
19. SUSANNAH, b. June 28, 1807, m. March 1832, Wm. Taylor. Died Nov. 14, 1888.
20. EDWARD P., b. July 27, 1809, d. July 18, 1832, unm.
21. ANNA S., b. Nov. 19, 1811, d. Feb. 5, 1813.
22. ARABELLA, d. an infant.
23. JOSEPH TRACEY, son of Thomas (4), b. in Windham, Ct., July 18, 1763, m. Dec. 26, 1792, Ruth Carter, b. Dec. 7, 1772, a farmer in Hartford, Vt. He was a pious, intelligent and companionable man. Had no taste for public office, but was fond of study, and was a civilian of the highest type. He transmitted to his sons high qualities of intellect and character. He secured for his children the best education compatible with his means. Four of his sons were ministers of the Gospel. Three of them graduated from Dartmouth College—Joseph Carter, 1814; Ebenezer Carter, 1819; Ira Carter, 1829.
Joseph, the parent, d. March 10, 1829. His wife d. Feb. 20, 1845.
24. JOSEPH JR., b. Nov. 3, 1793, d. Beverly, Mass., March 27, 1874.
25. EBENEZER CARTER, b. June 10, 1796, d. in Windsor, Vt., May 15, 1862.
26. MYRON, b. April 20, 1798, d. Hudson, Ohio, March 27, 1855.
27. WM. WARNER, b. Dec. 12, 1801.
28. IRA, b. Jan. 15, 1806, d. Bloomington, Ill., Nov. 10, 1875.
29. SAMUEL, b. April 14, 1808, m. May 7, 1833, Emeline Newton, b. Nov., 1815, (dau. of Shelden Newton and Nancy Wilder), a farmer in Hartford, on the old homestead till 1854, when he moved to Platteville, Wis., where he now (1888) lives. He was a deacon of the Congregational church, Hartford Village, upwards of twenty years.
Lucia M., b. Feb. 20, 1834, d. April 2,1842;
Martha E., b. Dec. 29, 1836;
Mary W., b. July 31, 1838, d. Oct. 31, 1839;
Elizabeth N., b. March 25, 1841;
Samuel M., b. April 30, 1847;
Alice E., b. Aug. 11, 1852.
30. STEPHEN, b. Feb. 25, 1810, d. in Andover, Mass. Jan. 13, 1873.
31. EZRA, b. June 5, 1812, d. in Hartford, Aug. 5, 1813.
THE TRUMBULL FAMILY
The history of this family is limited to David Harper Trumbull, and the first two generations of his descendants.
DAVID HARPER TRUMBULL, b. in East Windsor, Ct., in July, 1773, m. Oct. 19, 1800, Hannah Richardson, b. Jan., 1778. He came from Connecticut to Hartford in 1795. On the 24th of March, 1797, he and his partner in business purchased a half interest in the mills then standing on the north bank of White river, in White River Village. This and other real estate they sold to Joseph Dorr, June 24, 1805. Subsequently he entered into partnership with Joseph Dorr and Geo. W. Zeigler, in the business of distilling and milling in White River Village, in which they continued until the death of Mr. Dorr, in 1821. On the 23d of November, 1822, Mr. Trumbull leased the property, comprising a grist mill, saw mill, oil mill and distillery, and continued in business at this point until his death, July 3, 1833. His wife d. Apr. 16, 1836.
David Harper, Jr., b. July 25, 1802.
Sarah, b. May 9, 1804; m. Nov. 15, 1826, Justin C. Brooks, b. Mch. 16, 1806 (son of Zerah and Lydia Brooks), a merchant in Hartford, Vt. He d. Oct. 20, 1875; she d. May 20, 1886. Children:
Henry, b. Aug. 30, 1827; d. Mch. 17, 1832.
George T., b. Nov. 30, 1833; m. Jan. 2, 1862, Georgia E. Wilson.
Sarah, b. Oct. 22, 1835; m. Dec. 29, 1858, Justus W. French, a manufacturer in Hartford—one of the firm of French, Watson & Co.; a very estimable gentleman, and valuable citizen. He d. Sept. 5, 1874.
Wyllys, b. June 14, 1842; m. Sept. 23, 1875, in Louisville, Ky, Hattie Smith Russell. He d. in Hartford, July 31, 1881.
Ellen Louise, b. May 26, 1844; resides in Hartford, unm; is postmistress in Hartford Village.
Asaph, b. Mch. 26,1806; d. Apr. 13, 1812.
Eveline, b. June 26, 1808; m. Aug. 31, 1876, A. G. Dewey. He. d. Aug. 26 1886.
Harriet, b. Oct. 9, 1810; m. Nov. 4, 1835, J. H. Tracy.
Guy, b. Jan. 15, 1812.
Horace, b. Oct. 4, 1814; m. Nov. 20, 1847, Moriah H. Gordon. She d. Apr. 10, 1854. He m. 2d, Oct. 31, 1860, Almira, nee Root Clapp. She d. July 5, 1880.
Children by first wife:
Leonard G., b. April 11, 1850; m. May 27, 1886, Emma L. Taylor. He is a farmer residing on the old Tracy homestead.
Horace F., b. Dec. 20, 1852; d. Dec. 15, 1880.
Child by second wife:
Allie Maria, b. July 20, 1862; m. Jan. 27, 1882, Wm. Kolbe. Ch. 3.
THE TUCKER FAMILY
Most of the Tuckers in New England are descendants of Robert Tucker, who came from England about 1630, and first settled in Weymouth, Mass., and afterwards, in 1639, moved to Milton, Mass.
1. JOSEPH TUCKER, a lineal descendant of Robert, in the 5th generation, and born in Kingston, N. H., June 9, 1753, was probably the first member of this family who settled in Vermont. He married, June 1, 1782, Elizabeth Rollins, born in Exeter, N. H., Aug. 1, 1759, and settled in Andover, N. H., in June, 1783, from which town he moved to Norwich, Vt., in 1788. He bought 160 acres of land, most of which was heavily timbered, and which he cleared with his own hands. On this place he lived the remaindor of his life—53 years. Prior to his marriage he served as a private soldier in the revolutionary war.
At the time Mr. and Mrs. Tucker came from Andover, they left their first-born child, Betsy, with relatives in Andover. After they had built a log house, Mrs. Tucker returned to Andover on horseback, the only road being a bridle-path and brought back her daughter, and a feather-bed, and other things, on horse-back, a distance of 45 miles.
(SECOND GENERATION)-CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND ELIZABETH (ROLLINS) TUCKER.
1. BETSY, b. in Andover, N. H., Oct. 3, 1784; d. in Albion, Me., Oct., 1868.
2. JOSEPH JR., b. in Andover, N. H., July 8, 1786; killed at the raising of a barn in Norwich, July 4, 1808.
3. NATHANIEL, b. in Norwich,Vt., Oct. 8, 1788; suffocated in a burning building in Boston, April 10, 1847.
4. HANNAH, b. in Norwich, Vt., Jan. 26, 1791; d. in West Hartford, Aug. 4, 1878.
5. LYDIA, b. in Norwich, Vt., Oct. 9, 1793; d. in Danville, Vt., June 6, 1846.
6. DAVID, b. in Norwich, Vt., Feb. 14, 1796; d. in Waterbury, Ct., Jan. 9, 1842.
7. JAMES, b. in Norwich, Vt., March 6, 1798; d. (place unknown).
8. KETURAH, b. in Norwich, Vt., May 25, 1800; d. in West Hartford, Vt., April 19, 1851.
9. ALVAN, b. in Norwich, Vt., Jan. 12, 1803; d. in Elkhart, Ind., Nov., 1878.
10. JASPER, b. in Norwich, Vt., April 3, 1805; d. in insane asylum, Worcester, Mass., Sept. 4, 1854.
9. ALVAN TUCKER, b. in Norwich, Vt., Jan. 12, 1803 ; m. in Sharon, Vt., Aug. 14, 1825, Abigail M. Tossey, b. June 26, 1794, (dau. of William and Sarah (Grow) Tossey of Andover, N. H.); a house-painter by trade. Settled in West Hartford, Vt., in 1832; a hotel-keeper (the first) in W. Hartford, 1837-40; a farmer in Norwich, April, 1841, to April 1, 1843; a hotel-keeper in the old Downer stand in Sharon, one mile west of West Hartford village, 1843-48; a manufacturer, etc., in West Hartford, 1849-75. His wife d. Aug. 15, 1869. He went, in 1875, to Elkhart, Ind., to live with his son, Col. A. M. Tucker, and died there Nov., 1878.
The children of Alvan Tucker were:
1. WILLIAM HOWARD b. in Sharon, Vt., June 19, 1826, went to Danville, Vt., with his father in 1827; thence to Haverhill, N. H., in 1828, and came to West Hartford in the spring of 1832. At the age of ten he commenced to work with his father at house-painting, in which trade he continued until he was nineteen, in the meantime attending winter terms of district schools, and, at the age of fourteen, one term at Norwich academy. In the fall of 1845, he entered Kimball Union academy, Meriden, N. H., to prepare for college, but after three terms, was compelled by poor health to relinquish his studies at that institution. In 1846, he entered the service of Col. James Moore, then chief engineer of the surveys made for the Vermont Central railroad, as rodman and chainman, in which work he continued two years; then returned home and went to work on his father's farm. In the spring of 1851, he went to Plattsburgh, N. Y., where he resumed railroad life, as assistant to his brother, Samuel B. Tucker, who had charge of the construction of a division of the Plattsburgh and Montreal railroad, and there remained for nearly two years. In the autumn of 1853, he was appointed assistant engineer on the surveys for the extension of the Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers railroad, from St. Johnsbury, Vt., to the Canada line, after which he was assistant engineer on the survey of the line between Plattsburgh, N. Y., and Whitehall, N. Y., which ended his career as a civil engineer.
In 1856, Mr. Tucker canvassed Vermont and Canada east, for the Tucker Mfg. Co., of Boston, and, in 1857, canvassed the State of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, the New England States and a portion of Canada, for the same firm. In 1857, he entered into partnership with his brother, Samuel B. Tucker, and purchased of the heirs of the late David Hazen the home farm in West Hartford. August 28, 1858, he was solicited by Messrs. Mitchell & Rammelsburg of Cincinnati, manufacturers of furniture, to become their traveling salesman and collector in the southern and southwestern States, which position he accepted at a handsome salary. Messrs. Mitchell & Rammelsburg were the most extensive manufacturers and dealers in furniture in the United States. They had a branch establishment in St. Louis, Mo., employed a force of 800 men, and their annual sales throughout the States above named exceeded $400,000. Owing to an almost entire suspension of trade between the slave and free States, in 1860, Mr. Tucker suffered the loss of his position with Messrs. Mitchell & Rammelsburg; but, soon after, became chief clerk in the freight office of the Pan Handle railroad in Cincinnati, which position he held until March, 1862, when he was appointed chief clerk and cashier of the Commissary Dept. of the Army of the Cumberland, then commanded by Gen. 0. M. Mitchell, and entered the service at Shelbyville,Tenn., April 2, 1862, after which date until August 1, 1866, he continued to hold the same office in various departments of the military service, viz:--at Huntsville, Ala., with Capt. S. S. Slocum, A. Q. M., May 1, to July 31, 1862; with same officer in Ordnance Dept., Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1, 1862, to April, 1863; then with Capt. A. M. Tricker, while he filled the following offices, viz: Asst. Quartermaster, in charge of the construction of U.S. military railroads, at Louisville, Ky., Oct. 3 to Nov. 30, 1863; Quartermaster U. S. military railroads for the departments of the Cumberland, the Ohio, and the Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 1, 1863, to March 1, 1864; Disbursing Quartermaster, in Louisville, Ky., and in charge of the examination and payment of all railroad accounts for transportation of government supplies, May 7, 1864, to Dec. 7, 1865,(at which time he was mustered out of service); and, finally, with Capt. J. R. Del Vecchio, Quarter-master of transportation, Louisville, Ky., Dec. 8, 1865, to August 1, 1866. During his term of service as cashier in the above named departments, the cash disbursements were not less than $15,000,000.
After leaving the army, Mr. Tucker was, for a short time, employed by certain steamboat owners as their attorney, to settle their claims against the government for the transportation of troops and supplies. Returning to Vermont, in September, 1866, he was soon after tendered by the New York Life Insurance Co., of New York City, the position of general agent for the State of Ohio, with headquarters in Cincinnati; but, after visiting Cincinnati to consult with the general manager on the subject, Mr. Tucker then doubting his ability to succesfully conduct a business of such magnitude without the least experience in the business, declined to accept the agency, a decision which he has had abundant reasons to regret. In 1869, at the request of Hon. John Porter and other citizens of Hartford, he engaged in the work of preparing a history of Hartford for publication in Miss Hemmenway"s " Vermont Gazetteer." While engaged in this work he found considerable time to devote to attendance upon musical conventions held in various portions of New England, including the great Peace Jubilee held in Boston in 1869, and reporting the proceedings of these to various newspapers and musical journals. In the spring of 1871, after placing his manuscript history of Hartford in the hands of Miss Hemmenway, Mr. Tucker went to New York City, to become the editor of the "Musical Review," then published by Charles W. Harris, but failing to make satisfactory business arrangements with. Mr. Harris, he obtained a place on the staff of the New York Daily Globe. as financial reporter, which position he resigned a few months later, and returned to West Hartford, Vt. During the years 1872-3-4, he devoted the greater portion of his time to attendance upon musical and political conventions, conferences of the churches, agricultural fairs, etc., and reporting the proceedings of the same.
During the winter and spring of 1874, Mr. Tucker was the guest of Prof. W. 0. Perkins, of Boston, the eminent composer of music, who was, at that time, vice-president of the Handel and Haydn Society, and president of the Theodore Parker Memorial Association of Boston. During his stay with Prof. Perkins, he had the rare privilege of attending the regular weekly rehearsals of the Handel and Haydn Society, conducted by Carl Zerrahn; also those of the Harvard and the Apollo Clubs. By invitation of Prof. Lowell Mason; superintendent of music in the public schools of Boston, he visited, in company with that gentleman, nearly every public school in that city, and in addition to this rare treat, found time to visit the studios of the eminent sculptor Hiram Powers, and other artists; public libraries, galleries of famous paintings, and many public institutions.
In 1875, Mr. Tucker entered into the wholesale lumber business at White River Junction, in which he continued until 1880. In 1876, he was appointed Vermont manager of the New York Associated Press, which office he held until April 1887. From January 1. 1880, to August 1, 1885, he was the general agent of the Morris & Ireland Safe Co. of Boston, and the Mosier Bahmann Safe Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. for Vermont, Western New Hampshire and Canada. In September, 1885, he entered upon the work of preparing and publishing a history of Hartford, Vt., which he completed in May, 1889.
Mr. Tucker m., 1st, Aug. 29, 1849, Susan J. Hazen, b. March 1, 1826, (dau. of David and Nancy (Savage) Hazen of West Hartford). They separated in Dec., 1873. He m. 2d, July 22, 1885, Evagene Ryder, b. July 28, 1854, (dau. of Lucian A. Ryder of Hartford, a soldier in the late civil war).
His children by his first wife were:
William Herbert, b. in West Hartford, Aug. 8, 1852; m. Nov. 17, 1879. Ella B. Waterman (dau. of Christopher and Emeline (Clark) Waterman of Sharon, Vt.); a farmer in West Hartford, Vt. They have had children:
Frederick S., b. Jan. 4, 1881; d. Sept. 7, 1881 ;
William C., b. Jan. 26, 1882;
Charles H., b. Sept. 5, 1884;
Susan E., b. July 10, 1886;
Goldie A. , b. July 6, 1888.
Flora Abbie, b. in St. Johnsbury, Vt., May 1, 1854; m. Nov. 22, 1877, F. Hazen of Anaheim, Cal., who deserted her in 1886; her children are: Willie F., b. March 11, 1879; Anna L., b. Oct. 2, 1880; Herbert H., b. Oct. 21, 1884.
Anna K., b. in West Hartford, Dec. 15, 1859.
Louise Lincoln, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1862.
SAMUEL BASCOM, b. in Haverhill, N. H., May 30, 1828; m. Sept. 15, 1851, Amanda M. Hazen, b. May 28, 1828, (dau. of David and Nancy (Savage) Hazen); a civil engineer on the construction of the Vermont Central railroad, New Jersey Central, and other railroads; resided in West Hartford till 1863, then moved to Elizabeth, N. J., where he has since lived.
Children (4th gen.):
Julia F., b. in West Hartford, July 4, 1853; m. July 4, 1882, Wm. Miller of Elizabeth, N. J., children: Samuel J., b. July 4, 1884; Sarah H. M., b. March 24, 1887. Charles Arthur, b. in W. Hartford, March 31, 1855.
3. ALBERT HENRY, b. in West Hartford, Vt., May 23, 1833, m. Dec. 31, 1870, Frances A. Folsom, b. Sept. 4, 1846, (dau. of Horace and Candice (Tucker) Folsom, of Enfield, N. H.,) a farmer in West Hartford until 1873, when he moved to Lebanon, N. H., where he worked for several years in the furniture factory of Sturtevant & Co. He went to Adrian, Michigan, in 1877, where he was for some time employed as clerk in the freight office of the Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana railroad. In 1883, he was appointed station agent at Waterloo, Ind., on the M. S. & N. I. R. R. On the death of his wife, which occurred Feb. 9, 1887, he removed to Elkhart, Ind. The loss of his wife, and ill-health, soon after rendered him insane, and he was taken to the State Insane Asylum in Indianapolis, where he died childless, Dec., 1887.
4. ALBA MARK, b. in West Hartford, Nov. 14, 1836, m. Dec. 17, 1857, Sarah J. Henry, b. Dec. 26, 1840, (dau. of Dr. John and Isabel (Wallace) Henry, of Elkhart, Ind.)
Mary Isabel, b. in Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 24, 1858, m. Oct. 29, 1884, Lewis W. Hallock of Elkhart;
Wm. H., b. Dec. 6, 1859, d. March 1, 1864;
Julia C., b. Jan. 20, 1862, d. April 26, 1874;
Hallet K., b. Oct. 19, 1870.
THE WHITNEY FAMILY
Benjamin Whitney, of Windham, Conn., was one of the Charter proprietor of Hartford. In the first division of land among the proprietors, in 1761, he drew lot " No. 1," comprising nineteen acres, located on the north side of White river at its confluence with Connecticut river. This lot was purchased by Elias Lyman 3d, about 1795, after which time, until the completion of the Passumpsic R. Rd., that portion of the town was called " Lyman's Point." Mr. Whitney subsequently owned lot " No. 64," on which is now located the hamlet known as Centreville, but it is not known that he ever lived in this town.
A family of Whitneys lived in West Hartford for many years prior to 1838. The father of the family, Peter Whitney, carried on the manufacture of castings of various kinds. He had several children: One of his sons, Ebenezer, was postmaster in West Hartford in 1833. The entire family emigrated to Ohio in 1838.
Jonathan Whitney, better known as Deacon Whitney, resided in Quechee as early as the year 1800. He was a farmer by occupation; a deacon of the First Congregational Church at the centre of the town, and was influential in the civil and religious affairs of the town. He was probably a lineal descendant of Benjamin Whitney, above named. The following brief history of his family is taken from a record found in the office of the Town Clerk of Hartford, viz:
JONATHAN WHITNEY'S FAMILY
Jonathan , son of Nathan and Abigail Whitney, b. July 16, 1761; m. Mary Woodward, March 3, 1785, and had:
Polly, b. Aug. 6, 1785 (a premature birth),
Mary, parent, died Aug. 20, 1785. Jonathan m. Lucy Woodward, Aug. 19, 1786.
Their children were:
Ira, b. May 25, 1787;
Irena, b. Feb. 17, 1789; d. Feb. 4, 1813.
Jonathan (2), b. Feb. 2, 1791; d. May 10, 1812.
Samuel, b. Nov. 22, 1792.
David, b. Dec. 12, 1794.
Polly, b. July 23, 1796; d. Nov. 4, 1798.
Russell, b. May 5, 1798; d. May 30, 1798.
Dolly, b. Jan. 16, 1800.
Russell, b. Feb. 2, 1802.
Lucy, b. Oct. 2, 1804.
Delinda, b. Mch. 6, 1806.
Lurinda, b. Feb. 12, 1810.
Dea. Jonathan Whitney died Jan. 29, 1813, aged 52.