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Being the Ancestry of 



The Parents of 



By D. O. S. LOWELL, A. M., M. D., Litt. D. 

Head Master of the Roxbury Latin School. Life Member of the 
New England Historic-Genealogical Society. 





In the preparation of these Genealogical Lines, a 
great deal of original work has been done. Nothing 
had ever been published on the Munsey Line, and 
the solution of its connection with the various allied 
lines involved much travel and painstaking research. 
The carelessness with which original records were 
made; the loss or destruction of many, owing to 
Indian massacres, fires, indifference, or neglect, — 
all these drawbacks make the work of the genealogist 
fascinating, yet unspeakably difficult. 

In the collection of the material needed for this 
little volume, the writer has been greatly aided by 
Mr. William Lincoln Palmer of Boston, himself a 
life member of the New England Historic-Genealo- 
gical Society and corresponding member of the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society, etc. 
His patience and genius have unravelled many a 
tangled skein; and before the burning of the City 
Hall building, at Portland, Maine, and the State 
Library at Albany, N. Y., he copied records that 
now exist only in these pages. 

Great care has been taken to verify all statements 
that are not shown to be unproved. If there be 
errors in the work, they have crept in, in spite of con- 
tinual watchfulness. 

The Ancestral Chart, which shows at a glance the 
lines of descent described in the text, has been pre- 
pared especially for this work by Mr. J. Gardner 
Bartlett ; a constant reference to this will serve greatly 
to aid the reader. 

From the nature of the case, the authorities 
proving the Munsey Line consist mainly of a wealth 
of MSS. in the writer's possession, compiled from 
deeds, wills, affidavits, and attested copies of town, 
county, state, and national records. The authorities 
for the Hopkins Line and the other allied families 
are given at the close of each genealogy. 

Boston, January, 1920. 


(The names in red in this table denote maternal 
ancestors of Frank A. Munsey) 



















Freeman I 
Freeman II 






81 Leffingwell 

88 Mclntyre 

89 Mercen 
92 Merritt 



99 1''^°^'' 

104 „• 
^ Pitman 

107 Prescott 


112 ^awyer 
115 Southworth 

"6 Stockbridge 

121 Treat 

123 Wadsworth 


131 Wood worth 

134 Wyborne 


. ix 


Part I THE MUNSEY LINE . . . . i 
Part III Who's Who in Some Allied Families 47 

Ancestral Chart of the MUNSEY-HOPKINS Lines. 









By Frank A. Munsey 



It was a tradition with my grandfather Hopkins 
that his family was directly descended from Stephen 
Hopkins of the Mayflower. Whether he had any 
real interest in the tradition or not, I do not know. 
It would have been out of the usual if he had, since 
the people of his generation and the generations that 
preceded him in New England of early American 
stock, particularly those in the farming communities, 
had few, if any, authentic family records running 
further back than a grandfather or great-grand- 
father. Even these shorter ancestral spans were not 
always trustworthy. Usually they were mere mem- 
ories, not written documents, and mere memories 
are not likely to be any too authentic in the matter of 
history, human or otherwise. 

The people of my grandfather's period, however, 
were neither worse nor better than their early colonial 
ancestors. Indeed, the absence of trustworthy family 
records all the way down from the time of the Pil- 
grim settlers was so well nigh universal throughout 
New England, that it would almost seem that all 
interest in ancestry was regarded as a kind of snob- 
bishness unbecoming in the hard working, God- 
fearing American — ^unbecoming, unmanly, or even 

For aught I know, my grandfather may have 
had a keen desire to know something of his ancestors 
beyond the mere tradition that Stephen Hopkins 
was one of them — ^to know something definite and 
positive. But however keen the desire may have 
been in his heart, what could he do about it ? There 
were no genealogical libraries at his command, and 
in fact in his day comparatively few New Eng- 
enders had taken the trouble to trace back their 
ancestors and to have the record published. 

It required money then, as now, to dig out these 
family facts, and my grandfather, though a "com- 
fortably off" farmer, had little to spare for anything 
save the necessities and "reasonable comforts" inci- 
dent to life on a Maine farm, — when a Maine farm 
was largely surrounded by wilderness and the absence 
of neighbors, and was notably lacking in the present- 
day niceties of living. 

However my grandfather may have viewed the 
question of ancestry, it is certain that his daughter, 
my mother, had a keen interest in the Hopkins 
family tradition that linked her in blood and charac- 
ter through the long past with that wonderful May- 
flower band of pioneers. My mother's soul craved 
all that was best in life. God gave her imagination 
and ambition — not a frivolous ambition, but the kind 
that rang true to her Puritan ancestry — the ambition 
that made New England the dominating and leaven- 
ing force of all America and the inspiration of the 
world. God gave her, too, a strong religious nature, 
and the instincts and character of the true woman, 
qualities that made her the devoted, loyal, and helpful 
wife and the loving, thoughtful mother, able, resource- 

ful, an inspiration to husband and children alike; 
self-sacrificing, patient, sunny. Such was my mother. 

One of my mother's unsatisfied desires was to 
know — actually to know — ^whether the old Hopkins 
family tradition was really true. Her faith, but- 
tressed by the scraps of information she had gathered 
from here and there, told her that it was true, but 
at best a genealogical tradition is not very satisfy- 
ing. Nothing short of documentary evidence is 
satisfying to one who cares for accuracy and honesty. 

The greatest regret of my life, since my income 
began to mount, has been that my mother was not 
with me to make free use of it. It would have en- 
abled her to do the things and have the things that 
her fine, true nature craved. With Saint Paul, she 
could then have said truly, that "faith is the sub- 
stance of things hoped for, the evidence of things 
not seen." The dreams of ambition, in so far as 
concerns the opening up of the big world to her and 
to her family, would have come true. I know with 
deep appreciation what these dreams and aspirations 
must have been, for I am her son. 

Beyond so living and achieving as to reflect 
honor on one's parents,^so living and achieving as 
to meet in reasonable measure their ambitions and 
ideals for a son, — there is little else one can do for 
them when death has gathered them to its fold. 
There are some small services, like carrying out their 
wishes with respect to persons and things, — some 
undertakings that they themselves would have put 
through, given time and means and opportunity, — 
that a son may put through for them. One of these 
services, with me, was to do for my mother what she 

would have liked to do for herself with respect to the 
Mayflower ancestry of her family. It was the 
thought of doing this little thing for her that 
prompted me to have the Hopkins genealogy worked 
out, or rather so much of it as would make clear the 
truth or falsity of the Hopkins family tradition. I 
had no other purpose in the undertaking. 

Unable to give to the subject the time it re- 
quired, I commissioned my friend, Dr. D. O. S. 
Lowell of Boston, to do the work for me. It was not 
many months after he began his task when I found I 
was committed to the production of a regular family 
genealogy. It seems that a serious start at tracing any 
phase of family history always ends in this way. 

Dr. Lowell had in fact worked out the skeleton 
of a general genealogy, covering both my father's 
and mother's families, before telling me that there 
was no place to stop, short of a fairly complete 
work. And in the search for the missing link in the 
Hopkins chain which he had not yet found, he had 
uncovered a veritable gold mine of Mayflower an- 
cestry through my mother's mother's family, the 
Spragues. Moreover, he urged that having the 
means to carry on the research, I owed it to New 
England, as a contribution to the history of that 
section, to do so. 

There was no ground for controverting his 
reasoning, and so the work went on. Its merits as a 
historical document bearing on many of the early 
New England settlers rest fully with Dr. Lowell. 
Its shortcomings or errors, if there be such, rest 
equally on him. 

Personally I have contributed nothing to the 

work, save in the method of handling the facts. To 
my mind a genealogy should not be a family bio- 
graphy, but rather a mirror of the many human 
strata that merge in an Individual. Accordingly I 
asked Dr. Lowell to hold to this formula in coiiipiling 
the record. It is certain that the completed book 
is less warm, has less color and less of personal in- 
terest than it would have had, had Dr. Lowell been 
free to follow his own preferences. I take the blame 
fully for this defect, if it be a defect in a genealogy. 

As the work pertaining to this genealogy was 
undertaken because of my mother, — not my fa- 
ther, — it follows naturally that in the opening of this 
Introduction I had to confine myself to her and her 
family. But having said what I have of my mother, 
it follows naturally also that I must say something 
of my father, else he would seem so unimportant a 
member of the family as not to merit a word of tri- 
bute from me. 

My mother in a womanly way had a well-defined 
and positive Individuality; my father had a much 
stronger, more definite, more positive individuality. 
My mother was conventional In viewpoint and 
gracious In bearing; my father, while not ungra- 
cious, was rugged, clean-cut, and of the type that 
hews straight to the line. He was not a round- 
cornered man; he was distinctly a square-cornered 
man, who stood rigidly for square-cornered honesty 
and square-cornered uprightness. Nothing so an- 
noyed him as pretense and hypocrisy. Half-way- 
right things were not right at all In his eyes. 
His was a critical, painstaking, analytical nature, — 
but withal a sympathetic, generous, tender nature. 

He had in him little of the spirit of compromise. The 
best within his means was the only thing he would 
tolerate. It did not make him unhappy to go with- 
out the things he would have liked to have. He pre- 
ferred this to any compromise with his well-defined 
taste. And in the matter of his friendships the same 
spirit ruled him, though he loved people and had 
essentially a social nature. Quality, alike in people 
and in things, appealed to him. This was equally true 
of my mother, but she could compromise, as women 
can, while my father could not. 

In early life one accepts one's father and mo- 
ther as iust father and mother; that's all, and that's 
enough. They are something apart from other men 
and women. Their qualities of mind and heart are 
not analyzed or their abilities measured. I really 
never knew my father until I saw him in his last 
great battle. The issue was with Death. Though 
old in years, having to his credit eighty-six summers, 
he met It as he had met all other issues in life, with a 
will to conquer. I was then a mature man, as I 
watched for days by his bedside, seeing and feeling 
that the end was not far off. In these trying, watchful 
hours I went back over my father's life and came 
to see him as I had never before known him. 

He came on the stage of young manhood when 
Maine was a semi-wilderness. There were few 
openings for advancement in the rural sections. 
Saving up money as capital with which to make a 
start in life was a slow business. How far my 
father had progressed in this respect when he mar- 
ried I do not know, but I do know that marriage put 
an end to it. From that time on it was always a 

question of making a good home for his wife and 
children. He could embark on no venture, could 
take no chances, and so he lived out his days and 
died without knowing — save for his own conscious- 
ness — the quality of the faculties he had in him. 
The story of his life as I saw it deepened the shadows, 
and the more so as the thought clung to me that 
his harder life — his failure to reap the harvest of his 
excellent abilities — had perhaps contributed in no 
small measure to my own life-work. 

Frank A. Munsey. 


In Part I, names printed in LARGE CAPITALS 
denote direct ancestors of Frank A. Munsey. 

The Source of the Munsey Name 

The name MUNSEY, though not common, seems 
to be very ancient. One eminent authority (Dr. 
Whitaker) maintains that it is of Roman origin. 
He says: 

" If the Romans left us few Roman names of towns 
or cities, they have left us their own names, which 
their lineal descendants still bear, and which cannot 
on any intelligible principle be traced to another 
origin, Saxon, Danish, or Norman. No serious 
doubt can be entertained that the families Marsh, 
MOUNSEY [an English variant of MUNSEY], 
TuUy, Rosse, Cecil, and Manley, derive their names 
and blood from the Roman families, viz., Martia, 
MONTIA, Tullia, Roscia, Caecilia, and Manila. 
These, and many others, are descended from Roman 

Still we must not suppose that those names were 
left behind by the Roman legionaries in Britain. 
Most of them undoubtedly were brought to England 
from Normandy, and therefore if Dr. Whitaker is 
right (and his argument seems reasonable), they 
must have been reliques of the Roman legionaries 
in Gaul. 


As regards the English name MUNSEY (MOUN- 
SEY), it is probably from the Norman or French 
"Monceaux." Those bearing the name may have 
descended from the Roman family Montia, whose 
places, or seats, named after them are numerous. 
These are found in old maps of France: 

Monceau, on the river Saonne, in Burgundy. 

Monceaux, near Sezanne, in Champagne. 

Monceaux I'Abbaye, in Picardy, S. of Aumale. 

Monceaux a Chiens, near Criquetot, in Normandy. 

Monchy le Preux, near Senarpont, N. of Forest of 

Monchy, S. of Eu in Normandy. 

In Taylor's translation of Wace's Chronicle of 
the Dukes of Normandy, he supposes the seat of the 
De Monceaux, there referred to, to have been the 
Commune of Monceaux, in Boyeux, in the Bessin. 
But it seems more likely that the branch of the 
family which came with the Conqueror to England 
was from the Castle and Castellany of Monceaux, 
in the County of Eu. These are named in the Nor- 
man Rolls, A.D. 1418-19. After the Conquest an 
English De Monceaux is closely connected with the 
Earls of Eu In England, and had probably formed a 
part of the Earl of Eu's contingent in the Conquer- 
or's army. Foxe, in his "Acts and Monuments", 
gives "the names of those that were at the conquest 
of England." One of the lines In this list runs: 

"Le Sire de Monceaulx." 

Copies purporting to have been made from the 


original roll of Battle Abbey contain the same name 
under different forms : Mounchensey, Mountchensey, 
Monceus, Mouncey, Mouncy, and Monceals. 

From these concurring statements we are led to 
believe that more than one Monceaux was with Duke 
William at Hastings. Of one of these we at once 
find traces in southern England. Robert, Earl of 
Eu or Au, received, as a reward for his services, the 
Rape of Hastings. Within that territory are Hurst- 
monceaux and Bodiham, both of which were subse- 
quently held by the family of Monceaux under the 
Earls of On. To the former their name adhered and 
yet remains. In Domesday Book it is simply 
"Herste" in the tenure of the Earl of On, by whom 
no doubt It was granted in subinfeudation to his 
faithful follower De Monceaux, who made it his seat 
and stamped it with his name. 

To this day the local pronunciation of Hurstmon- 
ceaux is "Harzmounsey" or "Harsmouncy*," a 
strong evidence of the identity of the ancient Norman 
Monceaux with the modern English MOUNSEY 

In France the name, after various changes, seems 
to have crystallized into a form not unlike the Eng- 
lish — ^Moncey. Thus one of Napoleon's marshals, 
described by Headley, was Bon-Adrien Moncey 
(1754-1842). Be(ing a successful general, he was 
made a Marshal of France 19 May, 1804, and Duke 
of Conegliano in 1808. 

Surnames were not in use in either England or 

* Notes and Queries, Vol. V., page 499. 


Scotland before the Norman Conquest, and are first 
to be found in the Domesday Book. It is stated on 
good authority that the most ancient surnames were 
derived from places in Normandy; that they were 
usually preceded by De, Du, De La, or Des, and 
began or ended with Mont, Beau, Ville, and the like. 
With these conditions, De Monceaus, De Monceaux, 
Monceaulx, Mountsey, and many other early forms 
comply; therefore the inference is reasonable that 
this name was originally at least Norman, if not 

It was during the reign of Edward I that the Eng- 
lish name De Monceaux began to assume its modern 
shape; and curiously enough the change seemingly 
arose not in England, but on the Continent. The 
stages through which it passed were something like 
the following: Mounceaux, Monceaux, Monceau, 
Mouncey, Mounsey, Munsey. From 1291 to 1300 
we find a burgess of Berwick, on the Scottish border, 
and a Baron and Lord of Parliament, Walter de 
Mouncey (also spelled Mouncy, Money, and Monci), 
dwelling at the court of Edward I, and Chamberlain 
to the Prince who was afterwards King Edward 11. 

Of the various families of De Monceaux which en- 
tered England at the time of the Norman invasion, 
some settled in the south; some went to the north, 
especially to the counties of Cumberland and West- 
moreland; others even crossed the Scottish border. 
Then they apparently began to gravitate toward 
London, settling in Cambridgeshire and other coun- 
ties on the way. At the close of the sixteenth and 


the opening of the seventeenth centuries, several of 
this rare name were Hving in London itself. Finally, 
about the middle of the seventeenth century, a few 
of the more adventurous spirits made their way 
across the Atlantic. 

The Appearance of the Munsey Name in America 

The first record of the Munseys in America is found 
in Ipswich, Mass., where a Francis^ Munsey mar- 
ried, in 1659, Hannah, daughter of William Adams. 
It is worthy of note that the first Munsey that 
has been found in America was himself a "Frank" 
Munsey. A son John^ was born to Francis and his 
wife in 1660. About 1664 they removed to Brook- 
haven, Long Island, N. Y. There a second son, 
Samuel,^ was born about 1675. Shortly after this, 
Francis^ died. His son John^ married Hannah Brew- 
ster, a great-granddaughter of Elder William Brew- 
ster, of Mayflower fame. John died at the age of 
30, in 1690/91. In a nuncupative will he speaks of 
his brother SamueF and a son John^. 

A Thomas^ Munsey is found in New York City, 
in 1693 ±, as Surveyor of the Port; in 1697 we also 
find him as Deputy Collector. 

It is WILLIAM' MUNSEY, however, who most 
interests us, since he is the earliest known ancestor 
of those with whose line we are especially con- 

In the clerk's office at Patchogue, N. Y., there is 
mention of a William Munsey. The date is 1678, 


or earlier. In the record of a drawing for 50 town 
"lotts" we find the following list: 

not william muncy ould John 

Mr. WodhuU i blank 
Zachary Hawkins i blank 

William Sallier i blank 

Andrew Miller 2 blanks 

Thomas Smith i blank 
etc., etc. 

Evidently after "william muncy" had been writ- 
ten, the word "not" was inserted before "william"; 
then both words ("not william") were lined through 
rather clumsily with a pen, and "ould John" was 
written after "muncy." 

What shall we infer from this ? 

First of all, that there was a William Munsey in the 
mind of the scribe, and probably in the vicinity; 
second, that he was not the man who drew for the lot; 
and third, that "ould John" Somebody drew (a 
blank, doubtless), and "not william muncy." 

Then the question arises, Does "muncy ould 
John" signify Old John Munsey? We can find no 
trace of a John Munsey in America older than the 
son of Francis^ who was born in 1660, and therefore 
was about eighteen at this time. We have seen that 
he speaks of a son John^ in 1690, the year of his death; 
but even then — at the age of 30 — it is not likely that 
he would have been called "ould John." Elsewhere 
in the Patchogue records an "old John Thompson" 
is mentioned; so we suspect that he is the person 
referred to, and that the line of erasure ought to run 
through the "muncy" as well as through the "not 


william." Either the scribe was careless or his suc- 
cessor reckless, for the next entry — "Mr. Wodhull" 
— has a cross upon the "d," which looks like an at- 
tempt to strike out that name, too. 

It may well be that the William Munsey who did 
not draw a town lot at Patchogue in 1678 was the 
same one who appears in Maine and New Hampshire 
in 1686. Inasmuch as the name Munsey is an un- 
common one, it is also likely that the same William 
was a relative of Francis Munsey of Ipswich, Mass. 
(1659 to 1664), then of Brookhaven, Long Island; 
but exactly what the relationship was, we cannot 

WILLIAM^ MUNSEY first appears upon author- 
itative records in the year 1686, when he signs his 
name four times as witness to a deed of land in Oyster 
River (now Durham), N. H., and to addenda thereto. 
It is interesting to note that of the seven signers, 
only three could write their names ; one of those three 
was William^ Munsey, who at that time lived in 
Kittery, Maine. Not long after, he removed to 
Dover, N. H., where he followed the cooper's trade. 
In 1698 he was accidentally drowned in the Pisca- 
taqua River. The justice who presided at the in- 
quest was Colonel William^ Pepperrell, father of the 
captor of Louisburg. Colonel Pepperrell was a 
direct ancestor of Andrew Munsey of the fifth genera- 
tion, and therefore of all of Andrew's descendants. 
(See Pepperrell family.) 

There are numerous indications that William^ 
Munsey was a member of the Society of Friends. 


His wife's name was Margaret, also a Friend. The 
possibility that her maiden name was Margaret 
Clement may be briefly stated thus : 

Mr. C. W. Tibbetts, editor of the New Hampshire 
Genealogical Register, has for over fifty years made a 
study of the families of Dover and vicinity. We 
enlisted his aid in our research, and after a careful 
examination of all data he writes : 

"I have come to the conclusion that Margaret 
Munsey was born at Dover in the year 1655; that 
she was a daughter of Job Clement and his wife 
Margaret Dummer; that she was granddaughter, on 
her father's side, of Robert Clement of Haverhill, 
Mass., and probably was great granddaughter of 
John Clement — who in 1620 was one of the thirteen 
Maisters, or Aldermen (as we should call them), of 
the city of Plymouth, England; that she was grand- 
daughter on her mother's side of Mr. Thomas Dum- 
mer of Salisbury, who returned to England and died 
at Chicknell, North Stoneham, Southampton Co., 
England, where he probably came from." 

Mr. Tibbetts then enters into a rather extended 
statement of the reasons which lead to his conclusions. 
His theory is ingenious, but contains at least one 
false deduction : the father of Robert Clement was 
not John, but Richard (Robert, Robert) ; and as the 
maiden name of William^ Munsey's wife rests on 
speculative evidence only, we have not included it in 
the chart. See page 11. 


Joha Clement* 

Thomas Dummer Robert Clement 
d. 1650 I 

I I 

(1) Margaret Dummer = Job Clement = (2) Lydia— = (3) Mrs. Joanna Leigh- 

1644 1658 1673 [ton 

1^ 1 

(1) Thomas Canney = Mary Clement = (2) William Herford Margaret t= WILLIAM 
1670 1717 Clement 1675 MUNSEY 

I b._1655 I 


Thomas William Margaret JOHN 

Canney Mimsey Munsey, Jr. MUNSEY 

[b. 1676 i: [b. 1680 [b. 1685+ 

m. 1698 Ros- d. 1708] m. 1716 MAR- 

amond Jacklin] CARET DERRY] 


♦Later researches (^Essex Inst. Hist. Coll. 53:250) prove that the father of Robert Clement was Richard. 
tThewiUof Job Clement is, however, silent concerning any Margaret (.New Hampshire Slate Papers, 


Apparently WILLIAM^ and MARGARET MUN- 
SEY had three children: 

1. William" Munsey, born 1676+; married, January tenth, 
1698/9, Rosamond Jacklin. 

2. Margaret' Munsey, born r68o; died January twenty- 
ninth, 1708/9. 

3. JOHN" MUNSEY, born 1685 + ; married 1716+ MAR- 
GARET DERRY; died 1765+. 

JOHN^ MUNSEY and William^ were certainly 
brothers, according to the records of their time; that 
they were the sons of William^ of Kittery there is no 
doubt, although no records have been found as direct 
proof of the fact. Johns's name first appears on 
July third, 1710, when he is enumerated among a 
band of soldiers in the Indian war, under the com- 
mand of Col. Hilton. Between 1715 and 1720 he 
married MARGARET,^ daughter of JAMES^ DER- 
RY, and made his home at Oyster River. This was 
a part of Dover at the first, but became a separate 
parish in 171 6; in 1732 it was incorporated as the 
township of Durham. The stream upon the bound- 
ary between Lee and Durham is spanned by a struc- 
ture which is still called "Munsey's Bridge." 

John^ Munsey seems to have been a thrifty farmer; 
he owned land in Durham and Rochester, N. H., and 
in Kittery, Maine. From 1743-6 he began to part 
with his possessions by selling his land in Durham to 
his sons Jonathan^ and David^. In 1761, by a deed 
in which he styles himself "Brother and only Heir of 
William Munsey," he conveys a "Twenty Acre Grant 
of Land granted to my said Brother by the Town of 
Kittery" in 1694. In 1763 he appears for the last 


time in the record, when he sells his land in Rochester. 
In these various transactions he netted about seven 
hundred pounds. 

The few details of John^ Munsey's life which we 
possess show him to have been a soldier upon occa- 
sion, but a farmer by preference; a family man, a 
hardy pioneer, and a good neighbor. So far as we 
know, he had only three children: 

1. Jonathan' Munsey, born about 171 8; migrated to Wis- 
casset, Me. 

2. DAVID» MUNSEY, born about 1720: married ABI- 
GAIL* PITMAN; died 1 801 +. 

3. Rachel Munsey, born about 1722. 

The three children were all baptized by the Rev. 
Hugh Adams, of Oyster River parish, on January 7, 

DAVID^ MUNSEY was the second son of JOHN^ 
DERRY (JAMES'). David^'s name is first recorded 
in the account of the baptism just mentioned, 
January 7, 1727/8. He was then probably about 
seven years of age. On attaining his majority, he 
bought land near his father; in 1746 he also pur- 
chased a part of the homestead "in the Place Com- 
monly Called Newton plains, by Newton road that 
leads to Barrington." He married ABIGAIL* 
who lived in that part of Dover now called Madbury. 

The records show that David^ Munsey added to 
his holdings from time to time, both in Durham, 
Barrington, and Madbury. In 1765/6 the residents 
of Durham living in the western part of the town 


petitioned the legislature to set them off as a separate 
township; among the petitioners occurs the name of 
David Munsey. This petition was granted, and 
the township of Lee was formed. 

For about ten years history is silent concerning 
David.^ Those were stirring time in the New Eng- 
land colonies. In 1776 we find the Association Test 
spoken of in New Hampshire. This seems to have 
been designed to show how many were in favor of 
setting up a temporary government independent of 
the mother country. In January, New Hampshire 
actually did declare its independence, six months 
before the famous Declaration in Independence Hall, 
Philadelphia. Many of the inhabitants of Lee signed 
the Association Test, among them David^'s son 
Timothy*, who later enlisted in the army. But 
David^ held aloof. It does not, however, follow that 
David^ was opposed to the idea of independence. 
He may, inheriting a horror of war from his presumed 
Quaker grandfather, have declined on purely con- 
scientious grounds. 

In 1783 Zachariah^ Pitman, of Madbury, the 
father of David^'s wife, died. In his will of June 3, 
he leaves property to "my daughter Abigail Munsey, 
wife of David Munsey." The Pitmans mingled their 
blood in two streams with that of the Munseys; 
Abigail's grandfather Joseph^ Pitman had a brother 
NathanieP, whose granddaughter Mary* was the wife 
of Abigail's son, Timothy* Munsey (see chart). 

By the close of the century the sands of David^'s 
life were nearly run. In the year 1800, when he was 
about fourscore, he sold to David* Munsey "the 


whole of my homestead farm in Lee which I now 
Uve on." Elsewhere we find that this comprised 
about seventy acres, and one-eighth of the Newton 
sawmill. In i8oi we find both David^ and David* 
engaged in real estate transactions. In 1803 "David, 
Jr." is mentioned; this implies that his father is 
still living. 

We find no record of the death of David^, but in 
1807 one David Munsey, of Lee, is appointed ad- 
ministrator of an estate. It is not likely that a man 
nearly ninety years old would be appointed to that 
office; and since David* is no longer called "Junior," 
we infer that the elder David^ was then dead. 

The children of David^ Munsey were: 

1. David* Munsey, died in Madbuiy, 1830. ± 

2. Solomon* Munsey, born 174S; had 13 children; died 
1827, at Barnstead, New Hampshire. 

3. TIMOTHY* MUNSEY, born 1749; married 1772, 
MARY* PITMAN; died 1832 in Barnstead, New Hampshire. 

4. Henry* Munsey, born 1736; died after 1825, at Barn- 
stead, New Hampshire; married Molly Simpson, sister or aunt 
of General U. S. Grant's grandfather. 

5. Abigail* Munsey, died in Madbury after 1834. 

LIAM^) was born in the year 1749. His mother's 
name, as we have alreadv seen, was ABIGAIL* PIT- 
is quite likely that she named her boy for friendship's 
sake. A family of Perkinses, in Barrington, just 
across the Lee line, were neighbors to the Munseys. 
In that family the name Timothy occurred in two, 
and perhaps three, generations, and in both families 
the name Jonathan is found. 


In 1772, TIMOTHY* MUNSEY married MARY* 
and settled in Lee. His wife had a twin brother, 
Andrew Pepperrell Pitman. The great-uncle of the 
twins was the famous Sir William^ Pepperrell (or 
Pepperell), hero of Louisburg, Lieutenant-General in 
the British army. Commissioner to the Indians of 
New England, President of the Massachusetts Coun- 
cil, and Governor of the Province. His sister JO- 
ANNA^ married DR. GEORGE^ JACKSON, and 
their daughter DOROTHY^ was MARY* PIT- 
MAN'S mother (see chart). In his last will and 
testament, Sir- William^ left a small legacy to his 

In 1776, as we have already seen, with several 
others of the inhabitants of Lee, Timothy* Munsey 
signed the Association Test, thus showing his sym- 
pathy with the American cause. Later we find, in 
the Revolutionary Rolls of the State, that in Sep- 
tember and October of 1777 he was a soldier in Cap- 
tain George Tuttle's company, in Colonel Stephen 
Evans's regiment of New Hampshire militia. This 
regiment later joined the Continental Army under 
General Gates at Saratoga; but before this, there 
was some trouble between the privates and their 
superior officers, and all of Timothy*'s company 
seem to have gone on a strike, returning to their 
homes en masse. 

Three years later, we find Timothy* living in Dur- 
ham and buying "one-third of 200 Acres" for twenty 
pounds. In 1786 he still resides in Durham as a 
"husbandman," but sells "one-third of 100 Ac. 


of land in Northfield," thirty-five to forty miles 
distant, to one Jos. Leavitt, Jr., for twelve pounds. 
How he became possessed of that distant lot, we 
cannot tell; we do know, however, that at the same 
time he was an important taxpayer in Durham. 
But after the year 1786 the name of Munsey dis- 
appears from the Durham tax-list, for Timothy* and 
his family removed to Barnstead. 

The old Munsey farm in Barnstead was at a place 
where two roads cross, hence termed Munsey's 
Comer. Later, diagonally opposite the farm build- 
ings, a large schoolhouse was erected, always known 
as the Munsey schoolhouse. It was used as a place 
of worship, also, for many years; "good old Parson 
George" was accustomed to preach there both fore- 
noon, afternoon, and at early candle-lighting every 
third Sabbath. 

In the year 1904 Mr. Horace N. Colbath, a promi- 
nent resident of B arnstead, wrote as follows in reply 
to our inquiries : 

Timothy* Munsey settled in Barnstead, New Hampshire, 
immediately after the close of the Revolutionary War, near the 
Munsey Corner, which name it now retains, although there has 
been no family of the name living near there for over forty 
years; there were no roads in that part of the town when he 
built his log house and moved his family there. 

My grandfather, John Colbath, owned the lot west of the 
Munsey lot, and made a clearing adjoining. When the road 
was built, it was found that a part of Munsey's clearing was on 
my grandfather's lot, and my grandfather cleared a like area 
for Munsey. 

I have known the Munsey family sixty-five years, was 
guardian for one in his old age, and was executor or adminis- 
trator of the estates of three other members of the family. 
They were strong in their likes and dislikes; were witty and 


generous; and always had the courage of their convictions, and 
an abiding faith in their opnions, no matter what the world 
might say. 

On January 9, 1832, Timothy* Munsey died in- 
testate. His son Ebenezer was appointed adminis- 
trator, under bonds of four thousand dollars. From 
the Strafford County records we find the following 
appraisal of his estate: 

Farm of 60 acres $1,300.00 

Wood lot of 20 acres 200.00 

Plains land — 5 acres 330.00 

Personal estate 335-OI 


It is interesting to note that a horse was appraised 
at ^50.00, a yoke of oxen at $58.00, a cow at $12.00 
and a sheep at $1.88. By comparing these prices 
with the values of such animals to-day, we discover 
that the estate, both real and personal, was much 
more valuable than the figures would indicate. 

It is evident that the Barnstead heirs of Timothy* 
Munsey empowered the administrator to buy out 
the claims of others. A quitclaim deed is on record 
in Strafford County signed by Andrew Munsey, 
Jedediah and Polly Hall, and John and Catherine 
Beck, all of Sandwich, N. H., relinquishing to Ebe- 
nezer Munsey of Barnstead, for the sum of five 
hundred dollars cash, "the homestead farm of 
Timothy Munsey, of said Barnstead, deceased." 
Then follows the full description of the estate. It 
seems likely, from the foregoing, that Polly Hall and 
Catherine Beck were sisters of Ebenezer®, Sarah®, 
Jane®, and Andrew® Munsey. 


Mr. Woodbury Munsey, of Barnstead, N. H., told 
the writer in 1904 that Timothy* Munsey was the 
earliest settler in the town; that he came from Dur- 
ham; and that later two brothers, Solomon* and 
Henry*, and a sister, Abigail*, followed him. 

had the following children: 

1. Ebenezer* Munsey, born 1773; married Mary Vinal of 
Maine; died 1853. 

2. Sarah" Munsey, born 1780; married Henry Nutter of 
Barnstead; died . 

3. Jane" Munsey, born ; died unmarried. 

4. ANDREW" MUNSEY (named evidently from his 
mother's twin brother, Andrew Pepperrell Pitman), born 1785; 
married (i) Mary Bartlett; (2) BETSEY" SAWYER, 1812; 
died 1853. 

probably also 

5. Polly" Munsey, born ; married Jedidiah Hall of 


6. Catherine' Munsey, born ; married John Beck 

of Sandwich. 

In the old Munsey burying-ground, a little way 
from Munsey Corner, stands the gravestone of 
Timothy* Munsey and his wife. The former died 
in 1832, at the age of 83; the latter in 1830, aged 80. 

JOHN^, WILLIAM^) was born, according to the 
affidavit of his son, in the state of New Hampshire, 
in the year 1785. While he was still a young man, 
he went to the vicinity of Wiscasset, Maine, whither 
his great uncle Jonathan' had preceded him many 
years before. He married (i) Mary Bartlett, of 
Montville; their only child, Mary Bartlett® Munsey 
became the wife of Orchard Rowell, and lived at or 


near Rockland, Maine. Mrs. Munsey soon died, 
and not long after this her husband enlisted in the 
war of 1812. 

We next find ANDREW^ MUNSEY in the little 
town of Stark, Somerset County, Maine. There 
he marries (2) BETSEY«, the daughter of GEORGE^, 
THOMAS^). Since Sawyer himself was a soldier 
of 18 1 2, it may be that the two men became ac- 
quainted in the army. 

The children of Andrew® Munsey's second mar- 
riage were as follows: 

1. Rhoda' Munsey, bora about 1813, in Stark; died young. 

2. Timothy* Munsey, bora 1814, in Stark; died in Lowell, 
Mass., 1868 (or 1873). 

3. Lucy Merritt* Munsey, bom 1816, in Barastead, N. H.; 
married Abel Young; died in 1903. 

4. George Washington' Munsey, born 1819, in Barnston, 
Quebec; died in 1900. 

5. ANDREW CHAUNCEY* MUNSEY, born 1821, in 
Barnston, Quebec; married (i), in 1847, MARY JANE MER- 
RITT» HOPKINS; (2) in 1883, Mrs. Mary Morse (Atwood) 
Cutting; died in 1907. 

6. Betsey (Lizzie) Amanda Jane' Munsey, born 1828, in 
Barnston, Quebec; married Jonathan Young; died in 1863. 

From the fact that Lucy M. Munsey was born in 
Bamstead, we see that Andrew® Munsey had left 
Stark and was back in Bamstead; either resident 
there, or possibly visiting his father and mother. 
We next find him in Barnston, Quebec, where three 
children were born; but other records locate him 
in Sandwich, N. H., in 1833. 

In 1848 Betsey* (Sawyer) Munsey died, and was 
buried in Smithfield, Maine. Andrew® Munsey con- 
tinued to reside in Canada, where he died April 30, 


1853, and was buried in Barnston; later his remains 
were removed to Smithfield and buried beside those 
of his wife Betsey. 

AM^) was the fifth child and third son of Andrew* 
Munsey by his second wife, Betsey* Sawyer. In 
our search we find that there was a Charles Chaun- 
cey, of Kittery, living with the Pepperrell family and 
related to them, who had a son Andrew Chauncey. 
Now as we recall that Andrew Munsey was doubt- 
less named for his uncle, Andrew Pepperrell Pitman, 
he seems, in calling his son Andrew Chauncey Mun- 
sey, to have made a deliberate attempt to connect the 
Pepperrell-Chauncey and the Pitman-Munsey fam- 
ilies by means of the common link, Andrew. (See 

Andrew Chauncey' Munsey was born June 13, 
1 82 1. When he was twelve years of age, he went 
to New Hampshire, where he spent his boyhood. 
On attaining his majority he went to Maine: first 
to Smithfield, to visit his mother's people; then to 
Lincoln, a town about fifty miles north of Bangor. 
Five years later he married his first wife, MARY 
STEPHENS — the last two Mayflower passengers), — 
of Litchfield, Me. (See Hopkins Line.) 

To them were born three daughters, Ella AugustaS 
Emma JaneS and Mary''. Then in 1853 the Mun- 
seys bought a farm in Mercer, Maine, a town ad- 


joining Smithfield, the home of the Sawyers, Mr. 
Munsey's maternal ancestors. Here in 1854, on 
August 21, FRANK ANDREW^ MUNSEY was 
born. Six months later his father moved to Gardi- 
ner, Maine; three years after this he bought a farm 
in the town of Bowdoin, and removed thither. 
Here FRANK ANDREW^ lived until he was four- 
teen years of age, doing real work on the farm, lay- 
ing the foundation for the future, and forming the 
habits which have characterized his life. 

In 1868 ANDREW C.« MUNSEY moved to 
Lisbon Falls, Maine; about ten years later he went 
to Livermore Falls, Maine, where he resided the 
remainder of his life, dying in 1907, on July i. 

In 1858, when ANDREW C* was residing in 
Bowdoin, another daughter was born, Delia Mary^; 
and in 1861, also in Bowdoin, another son, William 
Gushing.'' In 1882, on August 23, MR. MUNSEY'S 
WIFE died; she was buried at Lisbon Falls in the 
family burying-ground. In November, 1883, MR. 
MUNSEY again married, this time Mrs. Mary 
Morse (Atwood) Gutting. 

ANDREW G«. MUNSEY'S life was spent as a 
farmer and a builder, except for three years, which 
he gave up to the Givil War, being a member of the 
Twentieth Maine Regiment. The writer knew MR. 
ANDREW C.t MUNSEY well. He was a man of 
strong qualities and rugged honesty. He was rigid 
in his opinions. His was an intense nature, and he 
was a very hard worker. Idleness to him was in- 
tolerable. In a word, ANDREW GHAUNGEY" 
MUNSEY had the grit, the confidence, and the 


courage to have done important things if he had had 
the opportunity in early life, before he took upon 
himself the responsibilities of caring for a large family. 


As stated in the Preface, most of the authorities by which the 
Munsey Line is proved are in manuscript deeds, wills, records, 
and affidavits, of which the originals or certified copies have 
been secured by patient research. One printed authority, how- 
ever, to which we would refer the reader, is the "History of 
Durham, New Hampshire" (Stackpole and Meserve, 1914, 
Vol. 2, pp. 294-296). 


In Part II all Hopkins names printed in red are those 

of direct ancestors of Frank A. Munsey on his 

mother's side; direct maternal ancestors 

outside the Hopkins Line are printed 

in large black CAPITALS. 



The history of the Hopkins Line from 
generations, we will now briefly unroll. 

In Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass., there is a paint- 
ing by Henry Sargent, a Boston artist, a member of 
the family to which the celebrated John Singer 
Sargent belongs. Among the figures there appearing 
on the canvas is a group representing STEPHEN 
HOPKINS, his wife, and four children. 

I. STEPHEN^ HOPKINS is said by some to 
have been a London merchant. He was one of the 
twelve Mayflower passengers who had a title (Mr.)* 
prefixed to his name. His party consisted of a 
second wife, Elizabeth; two children by a FORMER 
WIFE Constance^ and GILES^— the latter a boy of 
thirteen; a daughter Damaris^ about two years of 
age; and a babe Oceanus^, so named because he was 
born upon the ocean, in the Mayflower. Besides his 
family, two servants, Edward Leister and Edward 
Doty, completed his party. What is believed to be 
the English record of Stephen's second marriage is 
in St. Mary's, Whitechapel, London. It reads as 

follows : 

Stephen Hopkins et Eliza: ffisher, March, 1617. 

♦Originally an abbreviation of "Master," and "used only of 
persons of high social rank or learning." The pronunciation of 
Mr. finally changed to "Mister," and the title gradually lost its 



That Stephen^ Hopkins was a man of more than or- 
dinary force of character and influence is shown by 
the part he played in the early history of the colony. 
In Howard and Crocker's "Popular History of New 
England" we read: "No one can ponder the annals 
of the early settlement of New England without 
being profoundly impressed with the rare excellency 
of the material that went into its foundation. Con- 
sider the names of such primitive Pilgrims as Carver, 
Bradford, BREWSTER, Standish, Winslow, AL- 
DEN, WARREN, HOPKINS, and others"; and 
Moore, in his "Lives of the Colonial Governors," 
says: "Of the Pilgrims who remained in 1634, 
STEPHEN HOPKINS, Miles Standish, and JOHN 
ALDEN were the most prominent individuals. 
Hopkins was then one of the principal magis- 

STEPHEN^ HOPKINS was not only one of the 
first men among the Pilgrims, but he had extraor- 
dinary fortune in being concerned with many of the 
first things that happened to the colonists, whether 
for good or for evil. Thus, he was one of the signers 
of the first Declaration of Independence in the New 
World — the famous Compact, drawn up and signed 
in the cabin of the Mayflower, November twenty- 
first, 1620; it has been called "the nucleus around 
which everything else clustered — unquestionably the 
foundation of all the superstructures of government 
which have since been reared in these United States." 
He was a member of the first expedition that left the 
ship to find a place for landing ("ten of our men were 
appointed who were of themselves willing to under- 


take it") ; he was in the first party that went ashore 
at Plymouth Rock; he was the first white man of the 
colony to entertain an Indian at his house over night; 
he went (with Gov. Winslow and Squantum) on the 
first embassy sent to Massasoit to conclude a treaty; 
he was a member of the first Council of Governor's 
Assistants after the incorporation of Plymouth — 
a position to which he was chosen for three years in 
succession (1632-1635); and to this we may add that 
his two servants, Edward Leister and Edward Doty, 
fought the first duel on record in New England. 

There is much additional evidence to show that 
STEPHEN^ HOPKINS bulked large in the early 
life of the Plymouth Colony. He heads a list of 
persons chosen to arrange for trade with outsiders — 
a sort of incipient chamber of commerce; he is added 
to the Governor and Assistants in 1637 as an Assessor 
to raise a fund for sending aid to the Massachusetts 
Bay and Connecticut colonies in the impending 
Indian war; and in the same year he and his two 
sons, GILES^ and Caleb^ (three Hopkinses; more 
than of any other name), are among the forty-two 
who volunteered their services as soldiers to aid these 
same colonies — a fact in noteworthy contrast with the 
statement of three carpet knights: that they will 
"goe if they be prest." We find him repeatedly 
mentioned as an appraiser of estates, administrator, 
guardian, juryman (foreman, apparently), etc. In 
1638 "liberty was granted" him "to erect a house at 
Mattacheese (or Mattakeese, i. e., Yarmouth) and 
cutt hay there this yeare to winter his cattle — 
provided, that it be not to withdraw him from the 


town of Plymouth." He was too valuable a citizen 
to lose. 

He seems to have been fairly prosperous, withal; 
for toward the close of his life we find him purchasing 
a share in a vessel of 40 to 50 tons, valued at two 
hundred pounds sterling. 

On June 6, 1644, he made his will. The exact date 
of his death is unknown; but it must have been 
before July 17, for then his inventory was taken. 
The will was witnessed by ("exhibited upon the 
Oathes of") Gov. Bradford and Capt. Standish. 
In this he passes by his oldest son, GILES^ and makes 
Caleb^ the only son of his second wife, his heir and 

The children of STEPHEN^ HOPKINS were as 
follows : — 

By his FIRST WIFE,- 

1. Constance' Hopkins, born in England about 1605; mar- 
ried 1623 /4 Nicholas Snow. 

2. GILES" HOPKINS, born in England about 1607; married 
1639; died 1690. 

By his second wife (Elizabeth Fisher?) 

1. Damans" Hopkins, born in England before 1619. (She 
probably died young; see below). 

2. Oceanus' Hopkins, born 1620 on the Mayflower, died 
before June first, 1627. 

3. Caleb" Hopkins, born in Plymouth before 1623; died 
unmarried in Barbadoes, before 1651. 

4. Deborah" Hopkins, born perhaps 1625; married Andrew 

5. Damaris" Hopkins 2d, born perhaps 1627; married after 
1646, Jacob Cooke (if the first Damaris died). 

6. Ruth' Hopkins, evidently died unmarried. 

7 . Elizabeth' Hopkins, probably died unmarried. 


mouth, Yarmouth, and Eastham, was the son of Ste- 
phen's FIRST WIFE, whose name is unknown. He 
was born in England about 1607, and came over with 
his father in the Mayflower. His own sister, Con- 
stance^ seems to have been his senior; she married 
Nicholas Snow at sometime between 1623 and 1627. 
GILES^ remained unmarried until October 9, 1639, 
when he took to wife CATHERINE (or Catorne, as 
he calls her in his will), daughter of GABRIEL 
WHELDEN (or WHELDON), of Yarmouth, who 
bore him ten children. Shortly before his marriage 
he removed from Plymouth to Yarmouth (Matta- 
keese), where we find him highway surveyor in 
1642-1643, and where he was living at the time of his 
father's death in 1644. A few years later he went 
to Eastham (Nauset), and in 1655 he was one of 
the 29 legal voters* there. He died there an octo- 

In 1682 GILES^ evidently believed himself near his 
end; for on the 19th of January he made his will, 
styling himself "sick and weak of Body and yet of 
perfit memory." In this will he bequeaths property 
to his wife and his four living sons (Stephen^ CALEB'^ 
Joshua^, and William^), but makes no mention of his 
daughters (Mary^, AbigaiP, Deborah^ and Ruth^). 
It would seem that William was an invalid, for 
GILES^ wills that "my son Stephen Hopkins shall 
take ye care and oversight and maintain my son 
William Hopkins during his natural Life in a com- 

*A legal voter was a male citizen who had attained his 
majority (21 years) and, in the early Colonial days, had been 
made a freeman. See footnote under Aborn, page 50. 


fortable and decent manner." With great sim- 
plicity GILES^ then decides that Joshua^ shall outlive 
not only his mother but also his brother William^; 
for, after willing "too acres of meadow" to "Catome 
and william" during their lives, he adds: — 

"And after ye decease of my wife and son william 
I do give this above sd too acres of meadow to my 
son Joshua Hopkins and his heirs forever." 

GILES2 HOPKINS lived about eight years after 
the making of the will, and finally became so feeble 
that he added a codicil giving "all my stock and 
moveable estate" to Stephen^ in return for mine and 
my wife's Comfortable Support." He apparently 
passed away in the early part of 1690. His children 
by CATHERINE WHELDEN, who probably sur- 
vived him, were as follows: 

1. Mary' Hopkins, born November, 1640; married Janu- 
ary third, 1665, Samuel Smith. 

2. Stephen' Hopkins, born September, 1642; married May 
twenty-third, 1667, Mary Merrick. 

3. John' Hopkins, born 1643; died at age of three months. 

4. Abigail' Hopkins, born October, 1644; married May 
twenty-third, 1667, William Merrick. 

5. Deborah' Hopkins, born June, 1648; married July 
second, 1668, Josiah Cooke. 

6. CALEB' HOPKINS, born January, 1650/1; married 
MARY WILLIAMS; died 1728. 

7. Ruth' Hopkins, born June, 1653. 

8. Joshua' Hopkins, born June, 1657; married May twenty- 
sixth, 1 68 1, Mary Cole. 

-,,- g. William' Hopkins, born January ninth, 1660. 

10. Elizabeth Hopkins, born November, 1664; died at age 
of one month. 

Eastham and Truro, was the sixth child and third 


HOPKINS. He was born at Eastham in January, 
1 650/ 1, and died intestate, probably not long before 
May twenty-second, 1728, when his son, CALEB*, 
was appointed administrator. The wife of CALEB ^ 
was MARY^ WILLIAMS, daughter of THOMAS^ 
WILLIAMS, of Eastham, who in his will of May 
tenth, 1692, mentions a daughter, MARY HOPKINS. 
She must have died before her husband, as there is 
no mention of a widow in the settlement of the 
estate of CALEB'. No record has been found of the 
marriage of CALEB^ HOPKINS and MARY^ WIL- 
LIAMS, or of the birth of CALEB*; yet ample evi- 
dence exists that MARY was the wife of CALEB', 
and that CALEB* was their "eldest son." Since 
Nathaniel, their " second son," was probably at least 
21 years old at the time of his marriage to Mercy 
Mayo, in 1707, he must have been born as early as 
1686; then CALEB* was probably born as early as 
1684. That would make him 57 at the time of his 
death in 1741. He was not born previous to January 
nineteenth, 1682, for his grandfather, GILES^ in his 
will drawn on that date says, "if either of my sons, 
Joshua or CALEB [the father of CALEB*] dye hav- 
ing no Issew, etc." Joshua' was at that time mar- 
ried to Mary Cole, and probably also CALEB' 
to MARY WILLIAMS; but from the foregoing 
passage we see that neither of them then had children. 
The name of CALEB' HOPKINS appears in the 
first entry in the first book of records in the posses- 
sion of the town of Truro. It bears date June 17, 


1690, and shows that CALEB HOPKINS and six 
others were then proprietors of Pamet (Truro). 

In the Agreement of the Heirs of CALEB' HOP- 
KINS, made on June fifth, 1728, we find the follow- 
ing children named: — 

1. CALEB* HOPKINS, "eldest son," born about 1684, 
who married MERCY FREEMAN in 1719. 

2. Nathaniel* Hopkins, "second son," who married Mercy- 
Mayo in 1707. 

3. Thomas* Hopkins, "third son," who married Deborah 

4. Thankful* Hopkins, "only daughter," born Truro, May 
twenty-seventh, 1709; married Ambrose Dyer in 1729. 

The first article of the agreement reads as follows : 

I. In the first place tis Mutually Agreed that CALEB HOP- 
KINS Eldest son of said CALEB HOPKINS Deceased his 
heirs and Assigns forever shall have hold And possess over and 
Above what his Late father Conveyed to him by deed of gift 
in his Life time. One Lot of Land that Lyeth on the south 
westerly side of the high way that goeth up from the pond to 
the Meeting house in said Town and Joyns to the Land of M'- 
Moses Paine, and one third part of all the Marsh which his 
said Father did Not Legally Dispose of in his Life time — 

The second article agrees that certain lands shall 
fall to Nathaniel* Hopkins ("being the second son of 
the said Deceased"); the third article states that 
certain lands and one half the personal estate, "ex- 
cept the Debts Due his said Late father," shall fall 
to Thomas* Hopkins, the third son; and the fourth 
article, that other lands and the other half of the per- 
sonal estate, except debts as aforesaid, shall fall to 
Thankful* Hopkins ("being the only Daughter of 
the said Deceased"). 

Finally it was "Mutually Agreed that all the debts 
Due from our said Late father as well Charges as 


alsoe by his sickness and funerall and for the Settle- 
ment of this said Estate be paid Equally Divided 
amongst us all (That is to Say) Each One shall have 
a quarter part thereof." 

STEPHEN^) was probably born, as we have seen, 
about 1684, in Truro. He married in Truro, Octo- 
ber eighth, 1719, MERCY* FREEMAN (CON- 
STANT^ SAMUEL^ SAMUEL^), who was born 
in Eastham (Nauset), August thirty-first, 1702, and 
died in December, 1786. 

Very little is known of CALEB*'S life, except that 
he seems to have been a prosperous farmer. The 
Truro records show that on February 16, 1730, he 
was chosen on a committee of thirty-six proprietors 
to look to the preservation of the meadows of the 
township. He died intestate in 1741. On October 
21 his oldest son Constant® of Truro, yeoman, ap- 
plied to be appointed administrator. The inventory 
of his estate, taken November twenty-fourth, 1741, 
showed property amounting to six hundred seventy- 
one pounds, twelve shillings sterling (about $3,358). 
On the tenth of March following (i 741/2) an allow- 
ance was made to his widow MERCY and "severall 
small children" (six were then under fourteen years 
of age), and the full account was rendered by the 
Administrator, Constant®. 

The children of CALEB* and MERCY* (FREE- 

I. Constant' Hopkins, born Truro, July twenty-eighth, 


baptized August twenty-first, 1720; married December first, 
1743, Phoebe, daughter of Jonathan Paine. 

2. Mary" Hopkins, born Truro July eighteenth, baptized 
July twenty-second, 1722; married October twenty-first, 1747, 
John Cross, of Boston. 

3. Thankful' Hopkins, born Truro May thirtieth, baptized 
June twenty-eighth, 1724; married (i) June twelfth, 1746, 
Elisha Paine, born 1 721; (2) 1757, Freeman Higgins. 

4. Caleb" Hopkins, born Truro July twenty-eighth, bap- 
tized July thirty-first, 1726; married (i) January fourth, 1747, 
Mary Paine; (2) June fifteenth, 1777, Jane Vernon; (3) March 
twenty-second, 1781, Mary Williams. He was a banker in 

5. Jonathan' Hopkins, born Truro, July twenty-seventh, 
baptized August twenty-fifth, 1728; died at sea. 

6. _ SIMEON" HOPKINS, bom Truro, February seventh, 
baptized March twelfth, 173 1 /2; married August twenty- 
eighth, I7SS, BETTY COBB, of Truro. Moved to Maine after 

7. Mercy" Hopkins, born Truro April twenty-sixth, bap- 
tized May twenty-sixth, 1734; married, about 1758, John 
Grozier. Lived in Truro. 

8. James" Hopkins, born Truro August sixteenth, baptized 
September nineteenth, 1736; married Mehitable Freeman; 
settled in Middletown, Conn. 

9. John' Hopkins, born Truro January tenth, baptized Feb- 
ruary fourth, 1738/9; died at sea. 

10. Abiel' Hopkins, born Truro August twenty-first, bap-' 
tized September twenty-seventh, 1741; is recorded as a child of 
MERCY HOPKINS. This would imply that the father 
CALEB* died before August twenty-first. We have already 
seen that he died in 1741. Nothing more is known of Abiel. 

S- SIMEON^ HOPKINS, of Truro, Massachu- 
setts, and Brunswick and Harpswell, Maine 
(CALEB*^ GILES^ STEPHEN^, was born Feb- 
ruary seventh and baptized March twelfth, 173 1/2, 
in Truro, Massachusetts. He married, August 
twenty-eighth, 1755, BETTY* COBB (THOMAS\ 
RICHARD^, THOMAS^, who was bom December 
twenty-second, 1732, and was living March fifth. 


1 81 2. They both owned the covenant October sev- 
enteenth, 1756. The date of SIMEON^'S death is 
unknown; he was living as late as September first, 

five children, three of whom were born in Truro; 
they were: 

1. Mercy' Hopkins, born August sixth, baptized October 
seventeenth, 1756; married May sixteenth, 1776, Reuben Hig- 

2. Simeon' Hopkins, born March eleventh, baptized May 
seventh, 1758. 

3. James' Hopkins, born August thirty-first, baptized No- 
vember sixteenth, 1760. A James Hopkins was lost at sea near 
the Grand Banks in 1818; possibly it was this James. 

About the year 1760, SIMEON* and his WIFE moved to the 
State (then the province) of Maine. Their two youngest 
children were: 

4. ELISHA' HOPKINS, bom, perhaps, 1762; married. 
May sixteenth, 1784, REBECCA^ MEREEN; lived in Harps- 

5. Betsey' Hopkins, born, perhaps, 1764; married April 
tenth, 1783, Henry Totman. 

For a long time we were unable to find any trace of 
SIMEON^ or his family after the year 1760. All the 
vital records of Truro and the Cape towns are silent, 
as if the sea had swallowed him up; and in a sense 
it doubtless had. A reasonable explanation of his 
sudden disappearance, and of the fact that we found 
it so difficult to trace him, is: he was a seafaring man, 
and doubtless on one of his voyages he took his little 
family with him down to Maine and found there a 
place which suited him better than the region of 
Cape Cod. This theory receives confirmation by 
the discovery of a record in the Cumberland County 


(Maine) Registry of Deeds — now burned — to the 
effect that SIMEON HOPKINS, mariner, of Bruns- 
wick, Maine, on April 14, 1762, for £73 6s. 8d., buys 
of Samuel Thompson land on Sebascodegan (Great 
Island), Harpswell, Maine, being Lot No. 22, con- 
taining 100 acres more or less. Two more children 
were born to SIMEON^ after his removal to Maine, 
ELISHA" and Betsey^. 

During the Revolutionary War, in 1775, we find 
the name of SIMEON HOPKINS on the important 
Committee of Inspection and Correspondence for 
Brunswick and Harpswell; this was undoubtedly 
SIMEON^ then about 44 years of age, for Simeon®, 
his son, was only 17 at the time. Five years later 
we again find SIMEON HOPKINS on the Com- 
mittee of Correspondence. This may have been the 
younger Simeon®, as he was then 22; but it is more 
likely that his father was chosen, because of his pre- 
vious experience. 

about 80 years of age (5 March, 18 12), they sold their 
farm on Sebascodegan, together with their stock and 
personal estate and another small island near by, for 
1500 (dollars). The purchasers were ELISHA^ 
HOPKINS and his two sons, ELISHA' and Sime- 
on^. The last named was then a resident of Lincoln; 
as he is called Simeon, Jr., it is probable that his 
uncle Simeon® had died — perhaps in the war. Nine 
years later we have reason to believe that the wife and 
son (ELISHA®) of SIMEON^ had both died; for 
ELISHA^ sells to Simeon^, his brother, his undivided 
half of the aforesaid Lot No. 22 on Sebascodegan, 


which the boys and their father (ELISHA^) had pur- 
chased of SIMEON®, But whereas they paid ^i ,500, 
ELISHA^ sells his half to Simeon^ for only $400 on 
the following conditions: "and I, the said Simeon 
Hopkins, Junr., do agree to maintain my Grand- 
Father SIMEON^ HOPKINS during his Natrel life 
and pay all charges that may occur." 

6. ELISHA« HOPKINS, of Harpswell, Maine, 
probably born in Harpswell about 1762. He mar- 
ried in that town, May sixteenth, 1784, REBECCA^, 
daughter of LIEUT. JOHN^ MEREEN; she died 
about 1854, at the age of 92. The date of ELISHA^'S 
death has not been found; but we have already 
shown that it probably occurred before 1821, when 
he was less than 60 years old. 

In Wheeler's "History of Brunswick, Topsham, 
and Harpswell," ELISHAo HOPKINS is called a 
"privateersman." This allusion is probably to a 
bold adventure in which young ELISHA^ was a par- 
ticipator during the Revolutionary War, before his 
marriage. From the history just referred to we con- 
dense and adapt the following account: 

In the year 1782, or perhaps a little earlier, 
ELISHA" HOPKINS and a few other men of Sebas- 
codegan Island, Harpswell, took part in a daring and 
successful exploit. For some years, small schooners, 
"tenders" to the English men-of-war, had been play- 
ing the part of pirates toward the defenseless farmers 
and fishermen of Casco Bay. At last the victims 
determined upon reprisals. They knew that One of 


the crews of these piratical schooners was wont to 
land at Condy's Harbor, on Sebascodegan, and they 
planned to capture both the vessel and its crew. 

Watch was kept, and one day word went forth 
that the Picaroon had landed at Condy's; accord- 
ingly all who were willing to attempt her capture 
were summoned to meet at Col. Nathaniel Purin- 
ton's that evening, at lo P. M. Thirty brave fellows 
responded, among them young ELISHA HOPKINS, 
then only eighteen or twenty years of age. Stealth- 
ily they crept toward the vessel; but when they 
reached the dock they found she had slipped her 
moorings and put out to sea. About twenty resolved 
to go in pursuit, with such means as they could 
command; so they borrowed of Isaac Snow his 
fishing boat, the Shavingmill, of only eight tons, and 
started forth, rowing and sailing. Snow went with 
them as second officer, under Col. Purinton, in 
command. At Small Point they found a larger boat, 
the America, and exchanged; here, like Gideon's 
band, they left two or three of their number who 
were disposed to show the white feather. 

At sunrise of the following morning they sighted 
the Picaroon off Seguin in the act of capturing a 
coaster, to which she transferred her two three- 
pounder swivel-guns. With these the English crew 
opened fire upon the America as she drew near. 
But Col. Purinton ordered his men to lie low and say 
nothing till they were within pistol shot; then, 
at the word, they rose in groups and poured in a 
withering fire, meanwhile coming to close quarters 
and grappling with the enemy. 


Quickly the islanders poured over the coaster's 
rail. They found one dead man on the deck, one 
more severely wounded, and five badly scared 
Britishers hiding in the hold. With the Picaroon, 
the coaster, eight prisoners, two swivel-guns, and some 
ammunition, Col. Purinton and his " privateersmen " 
then sailed for Condy's Harbor, where they landed 
just twenty hours after they had set out. ELISHA® 
HOPKINS'S share of the prize money was at the rate 
of $1.00 per hour. So far as we know, this was the 
last of ELISHA'S experience as a soldier or sailor. 
A few years later we find him a family man, engaged 
in rearing and training the following children: 

1. ELISHA' HOPKINS, born March thirtieth, 1788, at 
Bowdoin or Harpswell, Maine; married August thirteenth, 
i8i2, at Phippsburg, MIRIAM', daughter of WILLIAM' 
SPRAGUE; died August eighth, 1870, at Litchfield Plains. 

2. Simeon' Hopkins, born 1791; married (i) 1819, Mar- 
garet Raymond. (2) January fifth, 1821, Mary Raymond. 

3. Samuel' Hopkins, born 1800; married October twenty- 
fourth, 1824, Abigail Raymond; died January eighteenth, 

4. Rebecca' Hopkins, married, 1825, William Tarr of Bow- 
doin, Maine. 

5. John' Hopkins, lost at sea. 

6. Polly' Hopkins, married Benj. Blanchard. 

7. ELISHA^ HOPKINS of Bowdoin(?), Harps- 
well, and Litchfield, Maine (ELISHA^ SIMEON^ 
CALEB*-^ GILES^ STEPHEN^) was born, ac- 
cording to some in Bowdoin, according to others in 
Harpswell, Maine, March thirtieth, 1788. He mar- 
ried August thirteenth, 18 12, MIRIAM^ SPRAGUE 
FRANCIS^). She was born at Phippsburg, Maine, 
March sixteenth, 1792, and died at Lisbon Falls, 


January twentieth, 1876. ELISHA^ HOPKINS 
died at Litchfield, Maine, August eighth, 1870. He 
(or possibly his father) was a soldier during the War 
of 1812, enrolled in Captain Snow's regiment, Sep- 
tember, 1 8 14. ELISHA^ was then 26 years old, and 
his father, ELISHA^, about 52. It is possible that 
the "ELISHA HOPKINS" mentioned is the father, 
and that he died during the war; for as we have seen 
Simeon^ apparently outlived ELISHA^. For the pur- 
chase of land by ELISHA«, ELISHA^ and Simeon^ 
and the subsequent arrangement between the two 
brothers to care for their grandfather, see under 
SIMEONS The children of ELISHA^ and MIRI- 
AM' (SPRAGUE) HOPKINS were as follows: 

1. Elizabeth (Betsey)' Hopkins^ born at Harpswell, March 
sixth, 1613; married October thirteenth, 1840, Justin W. True; 
lived in Lincoln. 

2. William Sprague' Hopkins, born September eighteenth, 
1814; drowned June twenty-third, 1823. 

3. Simeon' Hopkins, born May fifteenth, 1817; married 
October thirtieth, 1842, Mary Ann Peacock; died March 
twenty-fifth, 1856. 

4. MARY JANE MERRITT'HOPKINS, born in Harpswell, 
March twenty-seventh, 1820; married, November eighth, 1847, 
ANDREW CHAUNCEY MUNSEY; died August twenty- 
third, 1882. 

5. John' Hopkins, born in Litchfield May fourteenth, 
1823; died January tenth, 1854. 

6. William Loring' Hopkins, born February eleventh, 1825; 
married (i) Amanda M. Clark, (2) Mary A. Wyman, (3) Lizzie 
R. Myrick. Moved to Detroit, Maine. 

7. James Rogers' Hopkins, born in Litchfield, November 
fifteenth, 1828; married May eighth, 1864, Elmira F. Stall of 
Bowdoinham; died August eleventh, 1898, at Westbrook, 

8. Samuel Rogers' Hopkins, born July twenty-ninth, 1830; 
married, 1869, Elizabeth Abigail Roberts of Portland; died June 
twenty-ninth, 1902. 


STEPHEN^) was born on Great Island (Sebascode- 
gan), Harpswell, Maine, March twenty-seventh, 
1820; she was married at Litchfield, Maine, Novem- 
ber eighth, 1847, to ANDREW CHAUNCEY« 
JOHNS WILLIAM^); she died at Livermore Falls, 
August twenty-third, 1882, and was buried at Lisbon 
Falls, Maine. 

MRS. MUNSEY was a woman of sterling 
worth, highly esteemed by all who knew her. She 
was of illustrious ancestry on both her paternal and 
her maternal lines. Her father was a lineal de- 
scendant of four Mayflower passengers — STEPHEN^ 
RY BREWSTER; also of Constant^ Southworth, 
Edmund}- and Maj. Joh-r? Freeman, and Lieut. John^ 
Mere en of the Revolutionary War; of the Revs. 
John^ Mayo and SamueP Treat; and of Govs. Roberf 
Treat and Thomas^ Prince. Her mother reckoned 
among her ancestors no less than eight Mayflower 
passengers— WILLIAMS MARY, and LOVE^ 
ARD^ WARREN. We also find among her for- 
bears the well known names of Christopher^ Wads- 
worth, Robert^ Bartlett, William^ Paybody (Peabody) 
and Lieut. William^ Sprague of the Revolutionary 
War. The male descendants of Lieut. Sprague 
are eligible, under certain regulations, to the Order 
of the Cincinnati. 


MRS. MUNSEY had moved with her father 
in early childhood (1822 or 1823) from Harpswell to 
Litchfield. After her marriage she lived in Lincoln, 
Gardiner, Litchfield, Mercer, Gardiner again, Bow- 
doin, Lisbon Falls, and Livermore Falls. She was 
a rare helpmeet to her husband, adapting herself, 
with rare tact, to his desires and needs. She pro- 
foundly impressed her children, training them up 
in the ways of integrity and righteousness. Her 
memory was ever revered by both husband and off- 

MUNSEY had the following children: 

1. Ella Augusta' Munsey, born in Lincoln, September fifth, 
1848; died at Lisbon Falls, May twenty-first, 1872. 

2. Emma Jane' Munsey, born in Gardiner, March seven- 
teenth, 1850; married November twenty-eighth, 1872, John 
M. Hyde. 

3. Mary' Munsey, born in Gardiner, September twenty- 
fourth, 1852; died in Mercer, September eighth, 1854. 

4. FRANK ANDREW MUNSEY, born in Mercer, August 
twenty-first, 1854. Unmarried. Residence, New York City. 

5. DeHa Mary' Munsey, born in Bowdoin, August fifth, 
1858; married Win. Baker; died at Portland, September sixth, 

6. William Gushing' Munsey, born in Bowdoin, October 
seventeenth, 1861; died Lisbon Falls, May twenty-fifth, 1873. 

Records of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants. This Society admitted MR. FRANK A. MUNSEY 
to its membership as a lineal descendant of STEPHEN' 
and GILES* HOPKINS after consulting the following: 

1. MUNSEY Family Record, Hopkins Family Bible. 

2. History of Litchfield, Me. 

3. Harpswell (Me.), Town Records. 

4. Cumberland Co. (Me.), Deeds, III, 95; 66:81; 91:316 

(since burned). 


5. Treat Genealogy, pp. 211-262. 

6. Freeman Genealogy, pp. 23-40. 

7. Inscriptions, Old No. Cemetery, "Truro," p. 9. 

8. Boston Transcript, 31 July, 1905, Cobb, Freeman. 

9. Mayflower Descendant, Vols. I, III, and V. 

10. "Who's Who in America." 

11. Gravestones at Phippsburg, Me. 

12. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 6. 

13. Maine Hiptorical Society: Collections, 2d Series, 10:321, 


14. Winsor's "Duxbury." 

15. Davis, "Landmarks of Plymouth." 

16. "Memorial of Sprague Family." 

17. Lincoln Co. (Me.) Probate Records, 100:278. 

18. Georgetown (Me.) Records. 

19. Bangor Historical Magazine, 10:137. 



In Part III, the names of paternal (Munsey) 
ancestors are printed in black, of 
maternal (Hopkins) in red. 

LARGE CAPITALS denote Maypwer 
passengers; if red, they are maternal 

Small Capitals denote other ancestors, 

either paternal or maternal, on 

this side the Atlantic. 




(Arranged alphabetically) 


(The names of direct ancestors (other than MAYFLOWER 
PASSENGERS) are in small capitals 

The name Aborn has various spellings in the old MSS 
and records (Aberne, Aberon, Abon, Aborn, Aborne, 
Abourn, Abourne, Abowen, Abron, Aburn, Aburne, 
Eaborn, Eaborne, Eabourn, Eabourne, Eaburn, 
Eaburne, Ebborn, Ebborne, Ebern, Ebonne, Eborn, 
Eborne, Eboune, Ebourn, Ebourne, Eburn, Eburne). 

1. Thomas^ Aborne (Eborne) was a tanner of Salem, 

Mass. He was made a freeman 14 May 1634, 
and was still living, but very old, in 1642. Savage 
believesf his son was 

2. Samuel^ Aborn of Salem (161 1-1700). He may 

have lived at Lynn about 1640, but he had a 
grant of land in Salem in 1639 and had several 
children baptized there in 1648. He was made a 

*Paternal (Munsey) families are in black; maternal (Hopkins) 
in red. 

fSince no actual proof of this has been found, the name of 
Thonias is not given on the chart. 



freemanj in 1665. He seems to have been a free 
trader; for in 1668 he was one of the signers of 
a petition against imposts, addressed by certain 
inhabitants of Salem to the General Court, con- 
tending that customs duties would "bee an 
exceeding great obstrucktion to all trafHque and 
Commerce which is the great staff of this Col- 
lony." He married Catherine^ daughter of 
James^ Smith, of Marblehead, who died after 
1 70 1. Samuel^ Aborn died in 1700. He had 
the following children: 

1. Samuel', born i639±; died 1 72 izt; married 1663/4 Su- 

sannah Trask. 

2. Joseph*, living in Salem, 1704, 1708. 

3. Moses*, born 1645/6, baptized at Salem, 1648. 

4. Mary*, baptized at Salem 1648; married (i) — Starr; 

(2) Wm.Nick of Marblehead; died before November 
thirtieth, 1683; (3) i690,Dr. Geo. Jackson; died 1722. 

5. Rebecca*, baptized 1651; married 1680 Thomas Bell. 

6. Hannah*, married Joseph Houlton; died 1743. 

7. Sarah*, baptized 1656; married Benjamin Horn (or 


3. Mary^ Aborn was probably born in 1648, since 
that was the year of her baptism. Her first hus- 
band was named Starr, her second William Nick, 
of Marblehead. In 1 690 she married Dr. George 
Jackson, her third husband (see Jackson 
family), also of Marblehead. She died in 1722. 

X In the early days of New England, before a man could vote 
or hold office, he had to be made a freeman: that is, he had to 
be at least 21 years of age; to be a respectable member of some 
Congregational Church; to take the "Freeman's Oath" of 
allegiance; and to be "admitted freeman" by the General or 
Quarterly Court. After 1664, church membership was not 
deemed essential, but a certificate of good character was re- 
quired from some clergyman acquainted with the applicant. 
This practice prevailed from 1630 to 1688. 


By the marriage of Mrs. Mary' (Aborn) [Starr-Nick] in 1690 
the family of Aborn was merged in that of Jackson; in 1736 
the name of Jackson was merged in that of Pitman; in 1772* 
the name of Pitman was merged in that of MUNSEY. 
*Also in another line before 1749 (see Pitman family). 


1. Essex Antiquarian, Vols, i and 2. 

2. New England Family History, Vol. i. 

3. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 3, 6, 8, 


4. "Driver Genealogy." 


JOHN^ ALDEN, the Pilgrim, was born in 
England in 1599, and died in Duxbuiy, Mass., 
12 Sept. 1687 (O. S.) in his 89th year. He mar- 
ried, before 1624, PRISCILLA^ MULLINS 
(WILLIAM^) (see MULLINS family), who died 
after 1650. This couple has been immortalized 
by the poet Longfellow, one of their lineal de- 
scendants, in his "Courtship of Miles Standish." 
Sent by the bluff old soldier as an envoy to the 
fair PRISCILLA, JOHN ALDEN presented the 
merits of his friend with rare unselfishness; 

But as he warmed and glowed, in his simple and eloquent 

Quite forgetful of self, and full of the praise of his rival, 
Archly the maiden smiled, and, with eyes overrunning 

with laughter, 
Said, in a tremulous voice, "Why don't you speak for 

yourself, John?" 

t Maternal (Hopkins) allied families are in red; 
paternal (Munsey) in black. 


Then he spoke — what man could have re- 
frained ? — and the wedding day was set. There 
were no long engagements in those days. When 
the time came, tradition says that JOHN 
ALDEN, lacking horse and carriage, brought 
forth a bull, spread a large piece of broadcloth 
on his back, mounted, and rode to the bride's 
house. After the ceremony he placed a cushion 
upon the cloth, lifted the new MRS. ALDEN— 
more fortunate than Europa — ^upon the bull's 
back, and led the animal home by a ring in his 
nose. The poet has modified the tradition but 
very little: 

Then from a stall near at hand, amid exclamations of 

Alden the thoughtful, the careful, so happy, so proud of 

Brought out his snow-white bull, obeying the hand of its 

Led by a cord that was tied to an iron ring in its nostrils, 
Covered with crimson cloth, and a cushion placed for a 

She should not walk, he said, through the dust and heat 

of the noonday; 
Nay, she should ride like a queen, not plod along like a 

Somewhat alarmed at first, but reassured by the others. 
Placing her hand on the cushion, her foot in the hand of 

her husband, 
Gayly, with joyous laugh, Priscilla mounted her palfrey. 

JOHN ALDEN was about 21 years old when 

he came to America. President John Adams, a 

descendant, says he was the first of the Pilgrim 

band to spring upon 

The Plymouth Rock, that had been to their feet as a 

Into a world unknown, — the corner stone of a nation! 


But we are inclined to consider this only a tradi- 
tion. He was "probably the youngest of those 
who signed the immortal compact of civil gov- 
ernment in the cabin of the Mayflower" (see 
BREWSTER family), and as he was the last 
survivor of the signers, he has fitly been styled 
"the personal representative of the beginning 
and end of the Pilgrim colonization." His entry 
into their ranks was unpremeditated. Bradford 
says of him: 

John Alden was hired for a cooper, at South-Hampton 
wher the ship victuled; and being a hopeful! young man 
was much desired, but left to his owne liking to go, or 
stay when he came here, but he stayed and maryed here. 

It may be that JOHN ALDEN joined the 
Pilgrims from love of adventure, and that as 
Goodwin suggests, in his "Pilgrim Republic," 
PRISCILLA MULLINS was the chief induce- 
ment for him to remain. 

The rise of the young cooper was rapid in the 
esteem of his new found friends. " In 1627 BRAD- 
HOWLAND, ALDEN, and Prence agreed 
with the Adventurers in England to take over 
the whole trade of the Colony for six years, un- 
dertaking to pay all debts and arrange for the 
removal of the rest of the congregation from 
Holland." For forty-three years ALDEN was 
Governor's Assistant; for thirteen. Treasurer of 
the Colony; for eight, a member of the Council 
of War. He often filled several of these offices 


at one time. After 1640 we find him one of the 
seven colonists styled "gentleman." 

He made his home in Duxbury, eight miles 
from Plymouth. The site of his well is still 
shown, near the "Old Alden House," which was 
built by his grandson. Col. John Alden. As late 
as 1901, an Alden had always occupied the house. 
JOHN ALDEN'S Bible may be seen in Pil- 
grim Hall, Plymouth. His autographs are rare. 
One of them was owned by the late Henry D. 
Forbes, of Boston, appended to a deed given on 
January 8, 1679/80, but never recorded. A pho- 
tographic reproduction of this deed is in the 
seventh volume of the "Mayflower Descendant." 
Another autograph may be seen at the Boston 
Public Library, at the close of a letter written 
by Gov. BRADFORD to Gov. Winthrop in 163 1 . 
The letter, a kind of state document, is signed 
not only by the writer, but by several other 
prominent men of the colony, including JOHN 
ALDEN and Thomas Prence. 

There are in existence two broadsides of dog- 
gerel rhyme, one of 66 lines, another of 100, 
printed on the occasion of JOHN ALDEN'S 
death. A reproduction of each is in the ninth 
volume of the "Mayflower Descendant." The 
first is full of pious hyperbole, and compares the 
Pilgrim with numerous Patriarchs of note, yet 
never to his disadvantage. The other broadside 
is in the archives of the Boston Athenaeum. It 
is signed with the initials " J. C", which are sup- 
posed to indicate John Cotton. The poetry is 


indifferent, but there are no parallels so startling 
as in the first case. The author concludes the 
poem with some rhymes about a curious ana- 
gram made out of the letters of the name 
lOHN ALDEN, viz.: 


eleven children: 

1. Elizabeth* Alden, born 1623d:; married 1644 Wil- 

liam' Paybody; died 1717. 

2. John2 Alden, born 1626+; married (i) Eliza- 

beth (?) (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, widow of 

Abiel Everell; died 1702. 

3. Joseph" Alden, born 1627; married Mary Simmons; 

died 1697. 

4. Sarah"" Alden, borni629; married Alexander* Standish 

(MilesO; died 1688 ±. 

5. Jonathan* Alden, born i632±; married Abigail Hallet; 

died 1697. 

6. Ruth* Alden, born 16 — ; married John Bass; died 1674. 

She was ancestress of John Adams and John Quincy 

7. Mary' Alden, born 16 — ; married Thomas Delano, or 

De la Noye, of Duxbury; died 1699+. 

8. David* Alden, born 1646; married Mary Sou thworth; 

died 1719. 

9. Priscilla* Alden, married Samuel Cheeseborough. 

10. Rebecca* Alden, of marriageable age in 1661. 

11. Zachariah* Alden, said to be ancestor of William CuUen 


2. Elizabeth^ Alden (JOHN^ was born in 1623 
or 1624; on December twenty-sixth, 1644, she 
married William^ Paybody, of Duxbury (see 
Peabody family). She died in Little Compton, 
R. I., June seventeenth, 1717. In the Boston 


Nezvs Letter of that date, there appeared the 

This morning died here [at Little Compton], Elizabeth 
Paybody, in the 93d year of her age. She was a daughter of 
JOHN ALDEN, ESQ., andPRISCILLA, his wife, daugh- 
and PRISCILLA MULLINS were married at Plymouth, 
where their daughter Elizabeth was born. She was ex- 
emplary, virtuous, and pious, and her memory is blessed. 
Her granddaughter Bradford is a grandmother. 

By the marriage of Elizabeth^ Alden in 1644 
the name of ALDEN was merged in that of Paybody; in 1683 
the name of Paybody was merged in that of Bartlett; in 1738 
the name of Bartlett was merged in that of Sprague; in 1812 
the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


Henry* Andrews, of Taunton, Mass., was in- 
cluded in the list of freemen from Cohannet, dated 
March seventh, 1636. He was one of the pur- 
chasers of Taunton in 1637. He was one of the 
deputies in 1639, when the town was first organ- 
ized, and also in 1643, 1644, 1647, and 1649. He 
built the first meeting-house in Taunton, in pay- 
ment for which, in whole or in part, the town 
conveyed to him, in 1647, the "Calf Pasture." 
He died in 1652. The maiden name of his 
wife Mary is unknown. He had the following 

1. Henry" Andrews, married Mary Wadsworth; killed by 

Indians in 1676. 

2. Mary'' Andrews, married (i) William Hodges; (2) Peter 



3. Abigail'' Andrews, born 1647; married, 1667, Deacon 

JoHN^ Wadsworth; died 1723. 

4. Sarah' Andrews, married, 1664, Jared Talbut. 

Abigail^ Andrews (Henry^) was born in Taun- 
ton, Mass., in 1647. On July twenty-fifth, 1667, 
she married Deacon John^ Wadsworth 
(Christopher^), of Duxbury. (See Wadsworth 
family). She died "about Midnight betwixt ye 
24th and 2Sth" of November, 1723. 

By the marriage of Abigail' Andrews in 1667 

the name of Andrews was merged in that of Wadsworth; in 

the name of Wadsworth was merged in that of Sprague; in 1812 
the name of Sprague wasmergedm that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MtlNSEY. 


1. "Henry Andrews, of Taunton." Drummond. 

2. Mayflower Descendant, Vols. 9 and 11. 

3. "Two hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth 

Family in America." Wadsworth. 

4. "History of the Andrews Family." 

5. "Origin and History of the Name of Andrews." 


Edward^ Bangs was born about 1592 at Chi- 
chester, or Chester, England, and came to Ply- 
mouth Colony in 1623, in the ship Ann. He 
married after 1627 Lydia^ Hicks, daughter of 
Robert^ and Margaret Hicks, by whom he had a 
son, John^ Bangs. Lydia died before 1637, and 

Edward married Rebecca , who became the 

mother of nine children. Edward* Bangs moved 
with Governor Prince to Eastham in 1644., and 
settled near where the Pilgrims first set foot on 


land, previous to landing on Plymouth Rock. 
He was a Pilgrim also; for that title is bestowed 
on all who came over in the first three ships to 
Plymouth, viz., the MayfLoiver (1620), the Fortune 
(1621), and the Ann (1623). He was made a 
freeman in 1633. He filled many offices of trust, 
both at Plymouth and Eastham; thus, he was 
Assessor, Selectman, Town Treasurer, Deputy to 
the Colony Court, Overseer of the guard against 
the Indians, etc., etc. Before going to Eastham 
he superintended, as shipwright, the building of 
the "first ship of size," launched at Plymouth, a 
bark of forty or fifty tons, costing about two hun- 
dred pounds. On condition of his contributing 
one-sixteenth of the expense, the town granted 
him eighty acres of land. In 1657 we find him a 
merchant in Eastham. He died there in 1677/8. 

His children were as follows: 
By Lydia Hicks : 

I. John" Bangs; married, 1660, Hannah Smalley. 
By Rebecca : 

2. Lieut. Joshua^ Bangs; born, 1637; married, 1669, 

Hannah Scudder; died, 1709. 

3. Rebecca" Bangs; married, 1654, Capt. Jonathan Spar- 

row (first wife); died before 1677. 

4. Sarah" Bangs; married, 1656, Capt. Thomas Howes; 

died, 1683. 

5. Capt. Jonathan" Bangs; born, 1640; married (i), 1664, 

Mary» Mayo (Samuel", Rev. John^; (2) Sarah ; 

(3) 1720, Mrs. Ruth Young. 

6. Lydia* Bangs, born, i642d=; married, (i) 1661, 

Benjamin" Higgins (see Higgins family); (2) Nicho- 
las Snow; died, 1709-)-. 


7. Hannah' Bangs; married, 1662, John Doane. 

8. Bethia^ Bangs; born 1650; married Gershom Hall. 

9. Apphia* Bangs; born 165 1; married (i) December 

twenty-eighth, 1 670, John Knowles; (2) Stephen 
10. Mercy" Bangs (twin with Apphia); born 1651; mar- 
ried, December twenty-eighth, 1670, Stephen 

2. Lydia^ Bangs (Edward') was born in Eastham, 
Mass., about 1642. Her first husband was 
Benjamin^ Higgins (Richard^) (see Higgins 
family), whom she married December twenty- 
fourth, 1661. She had nine children by this 
marriage, the last of whom was born in 168 1 . In 
1691 her husband died, and she subseq.uently 
married Nicholas Snow. She was living at East- 
ham in 1709. 

By the marriage of Lydia' Bangs in 1661 
the name of Bangs was merged in that of Higgins; subsequently 
the name of Higgins was merged in that of Pepper; in 1754 
the name of Pepper was merged in that of Mereen; in 1748 
thenameof Mereen was merged in thatof HOPKINS; andinl847 
thename of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. "The Bangs Family." Dudley. 

2. Mayflower Descendant, Vols, i, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14. 

3. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 6, 8, 9, 


4. New England Family History, Vol. 2. 


1. Robert' Bartlett, the pioneer Bartlett of New 
England, came to Plymouth in the ship Ann^ in 
July, 1623. He married, about 1629, Mary, 
daughter of RICHARD' and Elizabeth 


WARREN. Richard came over in the Mayflower, 
in 1620; his wife and children were fellow pas- 
sengers with young Bartlett, two years later 
(see Warren family). 

Robert^ Bartlett was a cooper by trade. 
The records show that he was a man of good 
standing in the community, and highly respected 
by his associates. He lived and died in Mano- 
met, Plymouth, where his possessions were. He 
passed away in 1676, aged 73. His wife outlived 
him, but died between 1677 and 1683. His home- 
stead has been known as the "Bartlett farm," 
and has been in the possession of the Bartlett 
family continuously up to the present. The 
house, built in 1680, is still standing. 

Robert^ and Mary (Warren) Bartlett, 
had eight children: — 

1. Rebecca^ Bartlett, born perhaps 1630; married, 1649 

(as his first wife), William Harlow; died between June 
second, 1657, and July fifteenth, 1658. 

2. Mary^ Bartlett, born perhaps 163 1 or 1632; married 

(i) 165 1, Richard Foster; (2) 1659 (as his first wife), 
Jonathan Moray. 

3. Benjamin' Bartlett, born before June sixth, 1633; 

married (i) Susanna Jenney; (2) 1656, Sarah' 

Brewster (LOVE', WILLIAM'); (3) Cecilia ; 

died, 1691. 

4. Sarah' Bartlett, born perhaps 1635; married, 1656, 

Samuel' Rider (Samuel'); died before 1680. 

5. Joseph' Bartlett, born 1638; died 1711. Was ancestor 

of Longfellow in the following line: Joseph', Joseph*, 
Samuel*, Elizabeth' (who married Gen. Peleg* Wads- 
worth), Zilpah* Wadsworth (married Stephen" Long- 
fellow), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Another gene- 
alogist gives Longfellow's descent thus: Benjamin', 
Benjamin', Priscilla* Bartlett, Susanna Sampsoi:, 


Peleg Wadsworth, Zilpah Wadsworth, Henry Wads- 
worth Longfellow. 

6. Elizabeth^ Bartlett, born perhaps 1640; married, 1661/2, 

Anthony Sprague of Hingham; died in 1712. 

7. Lydia' Bartlett, born 1648; married (i) James Barnaby, 

who was living in 1712; (2) John Nelson. 

8. Mercy' Bartlett, born 1650/1; married, 1668/9, John 

Ivey of Boston. 

2. Benjamin^ Bartlett (Robert^), whose father 
married Mary^ Warren (RICHARD^), was 
born in Plymouth. Since he was made a freeman 
on June sixth, 1654, he must have been born 
before June sixth, 1633. He was three times 
married. His first wife was Susanna^, daughter of 
John^ and Sarah (Carey) Jenney; his second wife 
was Sarah' Brewster (LOVE^ WILLIAM^, 
whom he married in 1656 (see BREWSTER 

family) ; in 1678 he had a third wife, Cecilia , 

whose maiden name has not been discovered. 
She outlived her husband but a short time. 

Benjamin^ Bartlett settled in Duxbury, where 
he became one of the most prominent citizens. 
He was chosen constable in 1662. "This was 
an office of high trust and responsibility, and 
none were elected to it but men of good stand- 
ing." In 1666-7 Christopher^ Wadsworth, 
Josiah Standish, and Benjamin^ Bartlett 
were the selectmen of Duxbury. For 18 years 
Benjamin^ Bartlett was on the Board, and in 
1690-91 was chairman. He was Representative 
to the General Court in 1685. He died during 
the week beginning August 21, 1691, leaving a 
farm valued at one hundred forty pounds and 


other property amounting to two hundred fifty 
pounds. He left, by his second wife, six children, 
four sons and two daughters : — 

1. Benjamin^ Bartlett, born perhaps 1657; married, 1676 

or 1678, Ruth Paybody. 

2. Samuel* Bartlett, married, 1683, Hannah" Paybody 

(William'); died 1713. 

3. Ichabod' Bartlett, married (i) 1699, Elizabeth Water- 

man of Marshfield, Mass.; (2) 1709, Desire Arnold 
of Duxbury. 

4. Ebenezer' Bartlett, born Duxbury; married Hannah 

; died before 1712. 

5. Rebecca' Bartlett, married, 1679, Wm. Bradford. 

6. Sarah' Bartlett, married, 1687, Robert Bartlett. 

3. Samuel^ Bartlett (Benjamin^, Robert^) was 
a "mariner" of Duxbury, but died or removed 
before 1713. On August second, 1683, hemarried 
Hannah^ Paybody (William^) (see Peabody 
family), by whom he had the following children: — 

1. Benjamin* Bartlett, born 1684; married, 1702, Sarah 


2. Joseph* Bartlett, born 1686; married, 1714, Lydia'' 


3. Samuel* Bartlett, born 1691; an officer at Louisburg; 

ancestor of the author of "Familiar Quotations," 
John* Bartlett. 

4. Ichabod* Bartlett, born perhaps 1693; married, 1721, 

Susanna Spooner. 

5. Judah* Bartlett. 

6. William* Bartlett, of Duxbury; perhaps married, 1716, 

Sarah Foster of Plymouth. 
Perhaps, also, 

7. Hannah* Bartlett, who married, 1714, Benjamin Arnold. 

4. Joseph* Bartlett (Samuel^, Benjamin^, Ro- 
bert^) was born April 22, 1686, in Duxbury, 
Mass. On December ninth, 1714, he married 


Lydia^ Nelson (John^, William^ of Plymouth. 
She was born in 1694 ^^^ ^i^^ ^^ 1739' He died 
January ninth, 1764. Their children were: — 

1. Isaiah' Bartlett, born 1715/6. 

2. Patience' Bartlett, born 1718; married, 1738, 

Jethro* Sprague. 

3. Hannah' Bartlett, born 1721; died 1739. 

4. Lydia' Bartlett, born 1725; married, 1740, Bezaleel 


5. Benjamin' Bartlett, born 1730/1. 

6. Sarah' Bartlett, born 1732. 

7. Bathsheba' Bartlett, bom 1738. 

Patience® Bartlett (Joseph*, Samuel*, Benja- 
MiN^ Robert^) was born in Duxbury, Mass., 
on July twenty-seventh, 1718. On "December 
ye I2th, 1738 Jethro Sprague [see Sprague 
family] & Patience Bartlit both of Duxborough 
were Joyned together in Marriage, pr Edward 
Arnold Justice of ye Peace."* She died in 1741. 

By the marriage of Patience' Bartlett, in 1738, 
the name of Bartlett was merged ia that of Sprague ; in 1812 
the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY- 

*The legal celebration of marriage was by a civil magistrate 
only, in the earlier years of New England history. The reason 
was, that the Church of Rome had exalted marriage to the rank 
of a sacrament; against this the Puritans protested, and treated 
marriage purely as a civil contract. But after a time this ex- 
treme theory was abandoned, and by the end of the 17th Cen- 
tury we find pastors performing the marriage service. The 
earliest record in Massachusetts of a marriage by a minister, is 
1686. See E. H. Byington's The Puritan in England and New 
England, p. 165. Cf. Watertown Records, p. 96. 



1. "Lawrence and Bartlett Memorials." 

2. Mayflower Descendant, Vols, i, 2, j, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 


3. Massachusetts Magazine, Vol. 2. 

4. "Sketches of the Bartlett Family." 


I. William^ Bassett was the first of his family 
to set foot on American soil. He lived in Ply- 
mouth, or Sandwich, England, whence he went 
to Leyden, Holland, in quest of religious liberty. 
In 1 62 1, he came to this country in the ship 
Fortune, landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 
in November. 

In the first distribution of land among the 
Pilgrims in 1623, William^ Bassett received 
two acres, but no mention was then made of his 
wife or family. In the allotment of cattle, in 1 627, 
we find mention of a wife, Elizabeth, and two 
children, William and Elizabeth. It has been said 
that he married an Elizabeth Tilden. But there 
seems to have been no Elizabeth Tilden in the 
colony at that time, so far as can be proved. 
At present we must insist that the maiden 
name of Elizabeth Bassett remains undis- 
covered. Whoever she may have been, she died 
previously to her husband; for two wills, one by 
Timothy Hatherly in 1664 and a second by 
William^ Bassett himself, made in 1667, taken 
with the inventory of his property, show that a 
wife, Mary Bassett, outlived William^ 

According to the belief of some, William^ 


Bassett had four wives and narrowly escaped a 
fifth. There are foreign records which prove con- 
clusively that in 161 1 a William Bassett of Sand- 
wich, England, a widower of Cecilia Leight, was 
affianced to Margaret Butler on the 19th of 
March. She died before the third reading of the 
banns, however, and on the 13 th of August 
William consoled himself with another Marga- 
ret at Leyden, whose maiden name was Oldham. 
Was this the same William as the husband of 
Elizabeth and Mary? 

One of the descendants of William and 
Elizabeth, Mr. Abbott Bassett, at one time 
President of the Bassett Family Association, with 
much reason argues as follows: 

"The man of Leyden was not a young man. 
The Mayflower brought over 'the youngest and 
the strongest of the Pilgrims.' William Bassett 
was neither young nor strong, since he came not 
on the Mayflower. Those who have examined 
the record carefully claim that it is impossible 
that it was the husband of Margaret Oldham 
who came to America, married twice on this side 
of the water, and became the father of six chil- 
dren. We have yet to find who it was that came 
in the Fortune.''^ 

But whether William Bassett sailed from 
Leyden or from Plymouth, whether he was the 
husband of four wives or two, he played no small 
part in the activities of the Plymouth Colony. 
His name is on the earliest list of freemen, in 
1633. In private life he was an armourer and 


blacksmith. He was a volunteer in the com- 
pany raised in 1637 to aid Massachusetts and 
Connecticut in the Pequot War. He was a 
member of the commission that laid out the 
bounds of Duxbury, and for six years was Rep- 
resentative to the Old Colony Court. Every- 
thing shows him to have been a highly re- 
spected member of the commonwealth. 

He lived in Plymouth seventeen years, his home 
being about four hundred feet north of where 
the Samoset House now stands. About 1638 
he moved to Duxbury, where in 1640 his name 
was among the highest on the tax list. In 1652 
he became one of the founders of Bridgewater 
and one of the largest landowners there. 

He was a man of liberal culture, and at his 
death owned a larger library than any other of 
the colonists. Many of his descendants have 
been illustrious. One married a sister of Martha 
Washington, and was a member of Congress 
from 1805 to 1830; another, Richard Bassett, 
signed the Constitution of the United States; 
while Elizabeth Bassett, the wife of Benjamin 
Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, was mother of one of our Presidents 
and great-grandmother of another. 

William^ Bassett died at Bridgewater in 
1667, leaving six or seven children, all by his 
wife Elizabeth : — 

I. William^ Bassett, born 1624; died 1670. It is in disv 
pute whether this is the William Bassett who mar- 
ried Mary Burt of Lynn. 


2. Elizabeth^ Bassett, born 1626; married, 1648, Tho- 

mas Burgess, Jr. 

3. NathanieP Bassett, born 1628; married Dorcas (or 

Mary) Joyce. 

4. Joseph'' Bassett, born 1629; married, 1677, Martha 

Hob art. 
J. Sarah" Bassett, born 1630; married, 1648, Lieu- 
tenant PEREGRINE WHITE, who was born ON 
THE MAYFLOWER in Cape Cod Harbor, before 
the Pilgrims landed. 

6. Ruth" Bassett, born 1632; married,' 1655, John^ 

Sprague, and perhaps another, after Sprague's 

probably also 

7. Jane" Bassett. born 1634; married Thomas Gilbert. 

2. RuTH^ Bassett (William^) was born in Dux- 
bury, Mass., in 1632. In 1655 she married a 
fellow townsman, John^ Sprague (Francis^) 
by whom she had three sons and four daugh- 
ters. Her husband (see Sprague family) was 
killed by the Indians in 1676, and the widow 
is said to have married Thomas. 

By the marriage of Ruth'' Bassett , in 1655, 
the name of Bassett was merged in that of Sprague ; in 1812 
the name of Sprague was merged in that at HOPKINS; 
and in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. "England and Holland of the Pilgrims." Dexter. 

2. "The Bassett Family." 

3. "Bassett Family Association Reunions." 

4. Transcript Clippings (Index and Scrap Book at Pub- 

lic Library of Lynn, Mass.) 


I. Clement* Bate, of Biddenden, Kent, England, 

with his wife, Ann(e), and five children, — ^James, 

Clement, Jr., Rachel, Joseph, and Benjamin, — 

are on the passenger list of the Planter, which 


sailed from London to America April sixth, 
1635; but something seems to have delayed 
them, for they came over in the Elizabeth, 
which sailed on the 13th of the same month. 
With this family came James Bate, a brother 
of Clement^, who settled in Dorchester. Clem- 
ent^ went to Hingham, and became one of its 
prominent citizens. At various times the town 
granted him about forty acres of land, in lots va- 
rying in size from one acre to twenty. He was 
a tailor by trade. The records show that he 
was chosen one of the first three Selectmen of 
the town of Hingham, March twenty-third, 
1637; and that subsequently he was often cho- 
sen by his fellow townsmen to offices of trust 
requiring tact and judgment. He died at Hing- 
ham September seventeenth, 1671. He lived on 
South Street. His wife died October first, 1669. 

The ancestors of Clement^ Bate lived for 
several generations in Lydd, England. His 
father, ijames,died there in 1614; he was the son 
of 2john, who died in 1580; his father, sAndrew, 
died in 1533; his father, John, died in 1522; his 
father was either sjames or sThomas, the latter 
of whom died in 1485 ; both sjames and sThomas 
are mentioned in the will of eHenry, probably 
their father, who died in 1478. 

Clement^ Bate was baptized January twenty- 
second, 1594/5 at Lydd. Later he moved to 
Biddenden, Kent Co. His wife's name was 
ANN(E),but the date and plajce of his marriage 


are still unknown, and also his wife's maiden 
name. Their children were as follows : — 

1. James" Bate, born i62i±; married, 1643, Ruth Lyford; 

died 1689. 

2. Clement'' Bate, born 1623 i; drowned November, 1639. 

3. John' Bate, baptized October eighteenth, 1624; died 

December eighteenth, same year. 

4. RacheP Bate, baptized October twenty-second, 1626; 

died 1647. 

5. Joseph* Bate, baptized September twenty-eighth, 

1628; married, lesSjEsTHER? Milliard; died 1706. 

6. Child buried unbaptized April second, 1631. 

7. Lieutenant Benjamin' Bate, baptized June twenty- 

fourth, 1632; died 1678; married Jane (Weeks?). 
The above were bom in England. 

8. Samuel' Bate, baptized in Hingham, March twenty- 

fourth, 1639; married, 1667, Lydia Lapham of 

9. Hopestill' Bate, born at Hingham; baptized September, 

1644; died following December. 

2. Joseph^ Bate (Clement^) was baptized at All 
Saints Church, Biddenden, Kent, England, Sep- 
tember twenty-eighth, 1628. He came with his 
father and their family to Hingham, Massachu- 
setts, in 1635. He married in Hingham, January 
ninth, 1657/8 Esther^ daughter of William^ 
HiLLiARD. She was born in 1642 and died June 
third, 1709. Joseph^ Bate died April thirtieth, 
1706, "aged 76."* In his will of April twenty- 
fourth, 1706, he mentions and names his wife 
and four sons, and mentions but does not name 
his four daughters. He was a bricklayer, con- 
stable from 1675 to 1678; selectman 1671, 1677, 

* So says the record : but there is obviously an error in the 
computation, since he was born in 1628. 


1684, and 1692; sexton of the parish from 
1673 for many years. His children, all born at 
Hingham : — 

1. Joseph* Bate, born September twenty-eighth, 1660. 

2. Esther^ Bate, born August twenty-ninth, 1663 ; mar- 

ried in Boston, September sixteenth, 1691, Richard'' 

3. Caleb' Bate, born March thirtieth, 1666. 

4. Hannah* Bate, born October thirty-first, 1668. 

5. Joshua' Bate, born August fourteenth, 1671; married 

Rachel Tower. 

6. Bathsheba' Bate, born January twenty-sixth, 1673/4. 

7. Clement' Bate, born September twenty-second, 1676; 

drowned June twenty-ninth, 1706. 

8. Eleanor* Bate, born August twenty-ninth, 1679; died 

September eighth following. 

9. Abigail' Bate, born October sixteenth, 1680; married 

June twelfth, 1704, John Chubbuck. 

From Joseph^ Bate, of Hingham, was de- 
scended Hon. John Lewis Bates of Boston, Ex- 
Governor of Massachusetts, in the following line: 

Joseph^ Bates married Esther^ Milliard ; their son 
Joshua' Bates married Rachel Tower; their son 

Joshua* Bates married Abigail Joy; their son 

Joshua' Bates married (1) Grace Lincoln; their son 

Levi' Bates married (1) Hannah Litchfield; their son 

Lewis' Bates married Elizabeth Webster; their son 

Lewis Benton* Bates married Louisa Derry Field; their son was 
Governor John Lewis^ Bates. 

3. Esther^ Bate (Joseph^, Clement^) of Hingham 
was born on August twenty-ninth, 1663 ; she was 
married in Boston, September sixteenth, 1691, 
"by Samuel Sewall, Esq.*, Assist.," to Richard", 
son of Thomas^ Cobb, then living in Boston 
(see Cobb family). 

*See footnote on page 63. 


By the marriage of Esther' Bate, in 1691, 
the name of Bate was merged in that of Cobb; in 1755 
the name of Cobb was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. N.E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 2 and 66. 

2. Waters's "Gleanings," Vol. 2. 

3. Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary." 

4. Lincoln's "Hingham." 

5. 9th "Report" of the Record Commissioners of Boston. 

6. "The Bates Family of Cummington." 

7. "The Bates Bulletin." 

8. MS. of Isaac C. Bates, in Boston Historic-Genealogical 


9. Hingham Record*. 


JoHN^ Bray came to Piscataqua from Plymouth, 
England about 1660. He brought with him his 
wife Joan, and a daughter Margery^ one year 
old. He settled at Kittery, Maine, as ship- 
wright; in 1674 he also kept an inn. Savage 
says he "removed in the war [King Philip's] to 
Gloucester, perhaps; there married November 
tenth, 1679, Margaret Lambert, as second wife." 
It is not known when or where his first wife 
died. He himself died in 1690. 

The house of John^ Bray at Kittery is still 
standing. Edward Whitefield, in "Homes of 
our Forefathers," says: — "This is a very fine 
old house, built by John Bray in 1660." Refer- 
ring to a rude oil painting of the siege of Louis- 
burg, which is on a panel over the parlor fireplace, 
he says: — 


2. "Margery^ Bray (John^), married Colonel Wil- 
liam^ Pepperrell in 1678 (see Pepperrell fam- 
ily), and became the mother of Sir William^ 
Pepperrell, of Louisburg fame, [and of Joanna^, 
an ancestress of the Munseys]. The Bray 
house, considered old even then, was occupied 
at the time of Sir William's famous campaign! 
by Capt. Deering, his cousin, also a grandson 
of the old shipbuilder. As he served in front 
of Louisburg, this rough sketch was no doubt 
the work of his own hand." Thus it would 
seem that John^ Bray had another daughter, 
who married a Deering. Margery^ (Bray) 
Pepperrell died April twenty-fourth, 1741. 
Her historian speaks of her as "exemplary for 
unaffected piety and amiable virtue, especially 
her charity, her courteous affability, her pru- 
dence, meekness, patience, and unweariedness in 

By the marriage of Margery' Bray, in 1678, 

the name of Bray was merged in that of Pepperrell; in 1711 
the name of Pepperrell was merged in that of Jackson; in 1736 
the name of Jackson was merged in that of Pitman; in 1772* 
the name of Pitman was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1 . New England Family History, Vol. i . 

2. Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary." 

3. "Homes of our Forefathers." White field. Vol. 4. 

4. New England Magazine. 

5. Brunswick (Me.) Telegraph, September sixteenth, 


6. "The Driver Family." 

t See page 142. 

* As also before 1749, in another line (see Pitman family). 


elder of the Plymouth Church which founded 
Plymouth Colony in 1620. He was born in the 
latter part of 1566, or early in 1567, probably at 
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England. He was 
the son of William and Prudence Brewster, of 
Scrooby. His father died in 1590. For many 
years he had been receiver of Scrooby, and 
bailiff of the manor house; he also had held 
the office of "Post," which had in turn been 
held by his father, the grandfather of ELDER 
WILLIAM. On December third, 1580, at the 
early age of fourteen, ELDER WILLIAM^ 
matriculated at Peterhouse, one of the colleges 
forming the University of Cambridge, England; 
but he does not appear to have remained long 
enough to receive a degree. He was next ap- 
pointed assistant clerk to William Davison, Sec- 
retary of State to Queen Elizabeth; accompanied 
that gentleman on his embassy to the Nether- 
lands, in August, 1585; and served him at court 
until his downfall in 1 587. ELDER WILLIAM^ 
then returned to the manor house at Scrooby, 
and three years later was administrator of his 
father's estate. He was soon appointed "Post, " 
and held that office till September thirtieth, 

At an early age he became a convert to the 
doctrine of John Robinson, the founder of Con- 
gregationalism; after his return to Scrooby, his 


residence, the manor house, became the place of 
worship on the Lord's Day for all members of 
the new church in that vicinity. There BREW- 
STER "with great love entertained them when 
they came, making prouission for them to his 
great charge." 

At length the government began to enforce 
the strict laws against the new religion, on 
which account, in 1607, ELDER WILLI AM^ 
and his fellow members determined to flee to 
Holland. He, with several others, was arrested 
at Boston, England, and detained for several 
weeks ; but he finally made his way to Leyden, the 
rendezvous of the new church. Here he resided 
for about twelve years, during which time he 
was engaged in teaching and printing. Finally 
it became necessary to secure a new home for the 
growing church, and it was decided that a 
part of the members should emigrate to America. 

"So they left that goodly and pleasant city which had 
been their resting place for near twelve years; but they 
knew that they were PILGRIMS, and looked not much 
on those things, but lifted up their eyes to the heavens, 
their dearest country, and quieted their spirits." 

BREWSTER, whom we have called "Elder" 
by anticipation, was Elder now in fact, and was 
chosen to lead the first party. Accordingly he, 
his wife MARY, and their two sons LOVE^ and 
WRESTLING' embarked in the Mayflower, 
which sailed from Plymouth, England, on Sep- 
tember sixteenth, 1620, and dropped anchor in 
Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts, on the twenty- 


sixth of December. The historic landing on Ply- 
mouth Rock had been made five days earlier. 

A great mistake was made in sending out the 
colony at that season of the year. The first awful 
winter which the Pilgrims endured halved their 
number. At one time there were but seven well 
persons,of whom one was ELDER BREWSTER. 
BRADFORD says these seven tended the sick, 
washed their loathsome linen, and performed 
duties "which dainty and queazy stomachs can- 
not endure to hear named. And yet the Lord 
so upheld these persons that they were not at all 

In a true sense ELDER BREWSTER was 
what his biographer Steele entitled him, the 
"Chief of the Pilgrims." In view of what one 
of his descendants has said, we may not inaptly 
style him the Moses of the English Exodus; for 
he certainly chose to sufi^er afiliction with the 
people of God rather than live at ease in royal 
favor. But if BREWSTER was Chief, why was 
he not, like BRADFORD, WINSLOW, and 
Prince, made Governor of Plymouth Colony? 
The historian Hutchinson explains this when he 

He was their ruling Elder, which seems to have been 
the bar to his being their Governor — civil and ecclesias- 
tical office, in the same person, being then deemed in- 

ELDER BREWSTER was by far the most 
learned man among the early colonists; at his 
death he left a library of four hundred volumes. 


sixty-two of which were in Latin. For thirty 

years he preached to the Pilgrims, but there is no 

indication that he ever received a dollar for his 

services. GOV. BRADFORD says: 

He taught twice every Sabbath, and that both power- 
fully and profitably, to the great contentment of his 
hearers, and their comfortable edification; yea, many 
were brought to God by his ministrie. He did more in 
this behalf in a year, than many that have their hundreds 
a year do in their lives. 

There is little doubt that BREWSTER was 
the author of the famous Compact, drawn up in 
the cabin of the Mayflower on November twenty- 
first, 1620, — "the first Declaration of Indepen- 
dence in America, albeit with loyalty to the 
king." It has been justly styled the "germ of 
all our American Constitutions." It runs as 
■follows : — 

In y° name of God Amen. We whose names are under- 
writen, the loyal] subjects of our dread soveraigne lord 
King James, by y' grace of God, of great Britaine, Franc, 
& Ireland king, defender of y' faith, &c. 

Haveing undertaken, for y' glorie of God, and advance- 
mente of y° christian faith and honour of our king & 
countrie, a voyage to plant y° first colonic in y° Northerne 
parts of Virginia. Doe by these presents solemnly & mu- 
tualy in y° presence of God, and one of another; cove- 
nant, & combine our selves togeather into a civill body 
politick; for our better ordering, & preservation & further- 
ance of y' ends aforesaid ; and by vertue hearof to enacte, 
constitute, and frame shuch just & equall lawes, ordi- 
nances. Acts., constitutions, & offices, from time to time, 
as shall be thought most meete and convenient for y" 
generall good of y" Colonic: unto which we promise all 
due submission and obedience. In witnes wherof we 
have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape-Codd y" 
.11. of November, in y° year of y* raigne of our soveraigne 
lord King James of England, France, & Ireland y° eight- 
eenth, and of Scotland y' fiftie fourth. An": Dom. 1620. 


Forty-one Pilgrims signed the foregoing com- 
pact, among whom were: 


The maiden name of MARY BREWSTER 
is not known. She seems to have married 
ELDER BREWSTER soon after he returned 
from Queen Elizabeth's court to Scrooby. She 
died on April seventeenth, 1627, but her husband 
lived until April tenth, 1644. The children of 
were : 

1. Jonathan^ Brewster, born 1593, at Scrooby; came to 

Plymouth in 1621; married, 1624, Lucretia Oldham. 

2. Patience" Brewster, married, 1624, Governor 

Thomas Prence. 

3. Fear* Brewster, married, 1626, Isaac Allerton. 

4. A child^, died at Leyden in 1609. 

5. LOVE^ BREWSTER, came in the Mayflower; mar- 

ried, in 1635, Sarah'' daughter ofWiLLiAM' Collier. 

6. WRESTLING BREWSTER, came in the May^oa;<?r; 

died unmarried between 1627 and 1644. 

I. Patience^ Brewster (WILLIAM^) came to 
America in the ship Ann, in July, 1623. On 
August fifth, 1624, she became the first wife of 
Thomas^ Prence, of Plymouth (see Prince 


By the marriage of Patience'' Brewster, in 1624, 
the name of BREWSTER was merged in that of Prence; 
in 1649/50 

the name of Prence was merged in that of Freeman I; in 1717 
the name of Freeman I was merged in that of Cobb; in 1755 
the name of Cobb was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY in 
the ninth generation; but in another line the name BREWSTER 
was continued for another generation (the tenth), as follows: 

2. 2. LOVE^ BREWSTER (WILLIAM^) came over 
in the Mayflower in 1620, with his parents 
brother WRESTLINGS He married at Ply- 
mouth, on May fifteenth, 1634 (O. S.), Sarah^, 
daughter of William' Collier (see Collier 
family). He died at Duxbury in 1651. In 1656 
his widow married Richard Parke, of Cambridge, 
Massachusetts. She outlived her second hus- 
band, returned to Plymouth, and there died in 
1691. LOVE^ BREWSTER removed early 
from Plymouth to Duxbury and devoted himself 
to farming. In 1637 his name appears among 
the volunteers in the Pequot War. He was also 
a member of Capt. Miles Standish's Duxbury 
Company in 1643. In the last named year he 
was a grand juryman from Duxbury, and in 1645 
one of the proprietors of the extension of Dux- 
bury, now Bridgewater. His will, dated October 
sixth, 1650 (O. S.) is recorded among the Ply- 
mouth Colony Wills. His estate was appraised 
at ninety-seven pounds, seven shillings, one 


The children of LOVE^and Sarah^ (Collier) 

1. Sarah* Brewster married, about 1656, Benjamin' 


2. Nathaniel' Brewster, married Sarah ; died 1676. 

3. William' Brewster. 

4. Wrestling' Brewster. 

Sarah^ Brewster (LOVE^, WILLIAM') was the 
second wife of Benjamin^ Bartlett (Robert^) 
of Duxbury, whom she married as his second wife 
about 1656 (see Bartlett family). Sarah* 
(Brewster) Bartlettwrs the direct ancestress 
of thepoetLongfellowthrough her eldest son, Ben- 
jamin^ Bartlett, his daughter Priscilla* Bartlett, 
her daughter Susanna* Sampson (John^, Stephen^, 
Henry'), her son Peleg^ Wadsworth (Peleg*, 
John^, JoHN^ Christopher'), and his daughter 
Zilpha^ Wadsworth, who was the mother of 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). 

By the marriage of Sarah' Brewster, about 1656, 
the name of Brewster was merged in that of Bartlett ; in 1738 
the name of Bartlett was merged in that of Sprague; in 1812 
the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MXJNSEY. 


1. The "Brewster Book." 

2. Brown's "Pilgrim Fathers of New England." 

3. Dexter's "The England and Holland of the Pilgrims." 

4. Arber's "Story of the Pilgrim Fathers." 

5. Hunter's "Founders of New Plymouth." 

6. Steele's " Life of Brewster— The Chief of the Pilgrims." 

7. Goodwin's " Pilgrim Republic." 

8. Dexter's "The Pilgrims in Their Three Homes." 

9. Bradford's "History of Plymouth Plantation." 
10. " Brewster Genealogy." 

In the New England Family History, III, 411-421 is 
an extended bibliography of works pertaining to the 


I. JoHN^ Brown, son of Richard Brown of Bar- 
ton Regis, County Gloucester, England, married 
Margaret, daughter of Francis Hayward, of 
Bristol, England, and settled near Pemaquid 
Point, Maine, at the head of New Harbor, in 
what is now the town of Bristol, in the county 
of Lincoln, Maine. The Magazine of American 
History says he was a brother-in-law of John 
Pierce, and related to the Pierce family of Mus- 
congus, who settled there, it is believed, in 1621; 
while Brown was doubtless an old resident of 
the ancient Popham Fort of 1 614. Others think 
he was sent as a planter to New England by 
Jennens or John Pierce under authority derived 
from the Plymouth Colony. At any rate, he 
was one of the first settlers at New Harbor. By 
a deed, dated July fifteenth, 1625, he bought of 
Samoset (or Somerset), the Indian sagamore 
who welcomed the Pilgrims at Plymouth, and 
Unnongoit, another sagamore, a tract of land 
embracing a large part of Lincoln County and 
including Muscongus Island. This immense 
tract extended back twenty-five miles from the 
sea and was eight miles wide on the rear line. 
The original deed is supposed to have been 
burned in the Boston Court House in 1748. The 
price paid for this princely tract was " 50 Skins, " 
which the Indians received "to their full satis- 
faction." This was the first deed of conveyance 
on American soil. The existence of this deed 
gave rise to numerous claims by Brown's heirs. 


These claims, with others, such as Hawthorne 
refers to in his House of the Seven Gables, were 
finally settled by a commission in 1813; and so 
ended "the last great controversy respecting 
landtitles in Maine." 

JoHN^ Brown resided at New Harbor until 
the time of his death, which took place after the 
year 1660. The children of John^ and Marga- 
ret (Hayward) Brown were: 

1. Elizabeth' Brown, who married Richard Pierce. 

2. Margaret' Brown, who married Alexander ("Sander") 


3. Emma' Brown, who married Nicholas' Denning 


4. John' Brown, born 1635; living in 1721. 

By the marriage of Emma' Brown 

the name of Brown was merged in that of Denning; in 1700 
the name of Denning was merged in that of Day ; in 1763 

the name of Day was merged in that of Sprague ; in 1812 

the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 

13:365; 31:185. 

2. "Lincoln County (Maine) Land Troubles," p. 17. 

3. "Coll. of Maine Hist. Soc", ist Series, Vols, i, 2, 4, 

c y Q. 

4. Magazine of American History, 8 :824. 

5. Goodwin's "Pilgrim Republic," p. 118. 


When Alice^ Carpenter first came to 
America, she was the Widow Southworth. But 
as through her son, Constant\ she was a 


progenitor of the Munseys in the tenth genera- 
tion, it seems fitting that , a , sketch of the 
Carpenters be given here. 

The family to which Alice belonged has been 
traced back in England to John Carpenter, 
a member of Parliament in 1323. The line de- 
scends through sRichard, yjohn, ejohn, sWilliam, 
James, sjohn, gWilliam. The last named had 
three sons, lAlexander (father of Alice^), Wil- 
liam, and Richard lAlexander and his brothers 
were Dissenters, and on account of religious 
persecution went to Leyden from England. The 
name of lAlexander's wife is unknown; he had 
five daughters and possibly a son William. 
Four of the daughters married in Leyden. One 
of these, Agnes, died there before 161 7; the other 
three sooner or later emigrated to America. The 
father, lAlexander, did not go with his married 
daughters, but — ^with the unmarried daughters, 
and probably all other members of his family — 
returned to England, apparently to his old home, 
Wrington, about eight miles from Bristol. 

Julia Ann Carpenter (1583-1665) was married 
in Leyden, July twenty-third, 1 61 2, to George 
Morton, of York, England. She came with her 
husband to America in the Ann, in 1623. She 
married (2) Manasseh Kempton; died at Ply- 
mouth in 1665. 

Agnes Carpenter (i585±-i6i6±) was married 
on April thirtieth, 1613, to DR. SAMUEL 
FULLER of London. She was his second wife, 
his first being Elsie Glascock. Agnes died 


apparently before 161 7, for in that year DR. 
FULLER married (3) Bridget Lee. He came 
over in the Mayflower in 1620. 

Alice^ Carpenter (1590-1670) married at 
Leyden, May twenty-eighth, 161 3, Edward 
South worth (see South worth family), and by 
him became the mother of two sons. Constant^ 
(born i6i4±) and Thomas (born i6i6). Through 
the former of these she is said to be the ances- 
tress of all the Southworths in this country. 
Before 1623 her husband Edward died, and she 
turned her thoughts toward the new world. 
Leaving her young sons with friends, she came 
with her sister and brother-in-law (Mr. and Mrs. 
Morton) to America. She landed In July, 1623, 
and on the fourteenth of the following August 
became the wife of GOV. BRADFORD. 

Mary Carpenter (i 595-1 686/7) had returned 
with her father to Wrington, England, from Ley- 
den, unmarried. After the death of her mother, 
GOVERNOR BRADFORD and his wife, 
Mary's sister, wrote her an affectionate letter in 
1645, requesting her to come to Plymouth and 
make her home with them. This letter is still 
extant. She came and lived at Plymouth many 
years. The record of her death is as follows: 

Mary Carpenter, a member of the church at Duxbury, 
died at Plymouth, March 19/20, 1687, being newly en- 
tered into the ninety-first year of her age. She was a 
Godly old maid, — never married. 

Priscilla Carpenter (1598-1689), was the young- 
est of the five daughters. She was twice mar- 


ried. Her first husband, William Wright, died 
about 1633. Her second husband was John 
Cooper, of Duxbury, She survived all her fam- 
ily, living until December twenty-ninth, 1689. 

"To this family of daughters of Alexander 
Carpenter, our New England people, and indeed 
we may say our whole country, owe an hitherto 
unacknowledged debt." 

By the marriage of Alice' CARPENTER,in 1613, 
the name of Carpenter became merged in that of Southworth ; 
in 1658* 

the name of Sodth worth became merged in that of Freeman II*'* ; 
in 1719<''> 

the name of Freeman II became merged in that of HOPKINS; 
and in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS became merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Transcript Clippings, 191 1. 

2. Goodwin's "Pilgrim Republic." 

3. Mayflower Descendant, vol. 3. 

4. "The Carpenter Family in America." 


There were four Cobb families in America in 
early colonial times, each distinct and apparently 
unrelated to the others : 

1. The Virginia family 

2. The Barnstable family 

3. The Taunton family 

4. The Boston and Hingham family 

*In 1623 the name of Alice (Carpenter) Southworth 
was changed to BRADFORD; the MUNSEYS, however, 
descend from her only as a Southworth. 

(a) Samuel" Freeman (Samuel' of Watertown); not de- 
scended from Edmund' FREEMAN,of Sandwich. 

(b) In 1685 the same line of Freemans merged with MUNSEY 
through Pepper (q. v.), Mereen (1754), and HOPKINS (1784). 


1. Thomas^ Cobb, of Boston and Hingham, was 

probably the grandson of Thomas Cobb, Esq., 
of Wilts, England, who died shortly before 1644. 
He had two sons, Richard, who married Honor 

before his father's death; and Michael, who 

in a will, drawn in 1644, and proved in 1646, 
mentions his late father Thomas and his married 
brother Richard. 

The recurrence of the names Thomas and Rich- 
ard makes it somewhat probable that Thomas^ 
and Richard^ of Boston and Hingham were the 
respective grandsons of Thomas and Richard of 
Wilts. The known dates heighten the proba- 
bility. Thomas^ Cobb is said to have married, 
in England, a lady named Bannister; but as yet 
this is not proved. His son Richard^ was bap- 
tized at Banbury, England, August eleventh, 
1666. In 1685 both father and son came to 
Boston. On September fourth of that year 
Thomas Skinner becomes surety to the town for 
Thomas^ Cobb, blacksmith, and his family; thus 
it is probable that his wife, as well as his son, 
came with him. About 1692 he removed to 
Hingham, where he died January fourth, 1707/8. 

2. Richard^ Cobb, of Boston and Hingham, was 

born, as we have seen, in England, in or about 
1666, came to Boston in 1685. In that city, on 
September sixteenth, 1691, "Richard Cobb and 
Esther Bates were married by Samuel Sewall, 
Esq., Assistant."* Esther^ Bate(s) was a daugh- 

■ See footnote on page 63. 


ter of Joseph^ Bate (Clement^) and Esther^ 
HiLLiARD (William^) of Hingham (see Bate(s) 
family). In I702± Richard^ Cobb and his wife 
also removed to Hingham, where he died June 
first, 1709. He is called a "master mariner." 
He lived at the harbor, probably on or near what 
is now called Green Street. 
Children : 

1. Thomas^ Cobb, born March twenty-eighth, 1693; mar- 

ried, 1717, Mercy* Freeman of Eastham. 

2. Richard^ Cobb, born 1695; married (i) RuthBeal, (2) 

Esther . 

3. Johtf Cobb, born i698=t ; married Sarah (Derby) Dyer. 

4. Esther^ Cobb, born 1700=!=; married (i) John Tower, (2) 

Ehsha Tower. 

5. Dorothy* Cobb, born 1702; married (i) Isaac Gross, (2) 

Thomas Tower. 

6. Abiah^ Cobb, born 1709; married (i) Abigail Corthell, 

(2) Sarah (Barstow) Ladd. 

3. Thomas^ Cobb (Richard^, Thomas^) of Hingham 
and Truro was born in Hingham on March 
twenty-eighth, 1693. He was published on No- 
vember fourteenth, 1717, as intending to marry 
Mercy* Freeman (Lieutenant Edmund^, 
Major John^, Edmund^) of Eastham (see Free- 
man I family) . They were later married, but the 
record has not been found. After the birth of their 
first child at Hingham they removed to Truro. 
In the old north cemetery at Truro their grave- 
stones are still standing, inscribed as follows: 

Thos. Cobb d. 9 Feb. 1768, aged 76 years. 
Marcy, wife of Thos. Cobb d. 2 Dec, 1759, in her 67th 

Shebnah Rich says of him: "Thomas Cobb 


must have been a staid and vigilant person, as 
he was appointed to correct the boys" [in church]. 


1. Mercy* Cobb, baptized 1718 at Hingham; married, 1744, 

Asa Sellew. 

2. Thomas* Cobb, born 1720 at Truro; married, 1742, Ruth 


3. Richard* Cobb, born 1721/2; married, 1747, Elizabeth 


4. Thomasine* Cobb, born 1723 /4. 

5. Joseph* Cobb, born 1726; married, 1 750/1, Rachel 

(Treat) Mulford, sister to Elizabeth Treat. 

6. Freeman* Cobb, born 1728; died 1758. 

7. Elisha* Cobb, born 1730; married, 1759, Dorcas Drake 

of Chatham; he lived at Wellfleet. 

8. Betty* Cobb, born December twenty-second, 1732; mar- 

ried, August twenty-eighth, 1755, Simeon' Hopkins. 

9. Sarah* Cobb, born August fifteenth, 1735. 

4. Betty* Cobb (Thomas^ Richard^, Thomas^) 
was born in Truro December twenty-second, 
1732; on August twenty-eighth, 1755, she mar- 
ried Simeon^ Hopkins (Caleb", GILES^ 
STEPHEN^) (see Hopkins Line). 

By the marriage of Betty* Cobb, in 1755, 
the name of Cobb was merged in that of HOPKINS; andin 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Boston Transcript, July thirty-first, 1905. 

2. Ninth and Tenth "Reports of the Record Commis- 

sioners of Boston." 

3. Lincoln's "Hingham." 

4. Hobart's "Abington." 

5. Truro Gravestones. 

6. Waters's "Genealogical Gleanings." 

7. Rich's "Truro." 



I. William^ Collier, of Duxbury, was — to quote 
Savage — "a Merchant of London, who came 
over in 1633, having for several years acted as 
one of the Adventurers. He had so generous a 
spirit as not to be content with making a profit 
by the enterprise of the Pilgrims unless he shared 
their hardships. Whether he brought a wife 
from home or had any here is doubtful, but 
four daughters came, of excellent character." 
Other authorities say that his wife Jane accom- 
panied him. He was made a freeman at once, 
and rose to great prominence. He was elected 
Assistant Councillor of the Governor in 1634, 
and was re-elected to the same office every year 
(except 1653) until 1666. During at least two 
sessions he was Acting Governor. He was one 
of the commissioners appointed by Plymouth 
Colony in 1643, to form a confederation of the 
New England Colonies. "He appears to have 
been the wealthiest man in Duxbury, being rated 
as highest on the tax list." "He was a distin- 
guished early settler and a great benefactor to 
the colony." He was one of the first purchasers 
of Dartmouth in 1652. He died in 1670. His 
four daughters, whom Savage mentions, were: 

I. SarahI 2. Rebecca". 3. Mary". 4. Elizabeth^ 

2.1. Sarah^ Collier (William^ was born in Eng- 
land in i6i5±. On May fifteenth, 1634, she 
married (i), LOVE^ BREWSTER (ELDER 
WILLIAM') whom she survived (see BREW- 


STER family). She married (2), Richard Parke, 
She died April 26 (May 6), 1691. 

2.2. Elizabeth^ Collier (William^) was also bom 
in England, in 161 7 ±. On November second, 
1637, she married Constant^ Southworth 
(see Southworth family). 

I. By the marriage of Sarah^ Collier, in 1634, 

the name of Collter was merged in that of BREWSTER ; 

in 1656 ± 

the name of BREWSTER was merged in that of Bartlett; 

in 1738 

the name of Bartlett was merged in that of Sprague; 

in 1812 

the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; 

and in 1847 

the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 

II. By the marriage of Elizabeth^ CoLLiER.in 1637, 

the name of Collier was merged in that of Southworth; 

in. 1658 

the name of Southworth was merged in that of Freeman II; 

in 1719 

the name di Freeman II was merged in that of HOPKINS; 

and in 1847 

the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Mayflower Descendant, Vol. IV. 

2. The Boston Transcript, August i8, 1913; also Vol. 12. 

3. Goodwin's "Pilgrim Republic." 

4. "Plymouth Court Orders," Vol. I. 

5. "Brewster Genealogy," Vol. I. 

6. Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary." 


I. JoHN^ Damon, the founder of the Scituate family, 
came with his sister Hannah to the Colony of 
Plymouth probably as early as 1628. Their 
uncle, William Gilsoh, was their guardian. He 


is referred to as "a man of education and tal- 
ents." He held many offices of responsibility 
in the colony, being Assistant for several years. 

In 1633 Gilson and several others settled in 
Scituate and laid out the village there. They 
were called "Men of Kent," since they came 
from Kent County, England. The principal 
street of the village they named Kent Street. 
In 1636, Gilson erected a windmill (perhaps the 
first in America) for grinding corn, being al- 
lowed by a special Act of the Colonial Court not 
above one-twelfth part as toll. 

Gilson died in 1639, leaving legacies to his 

wife, his pastor, and John^ and Hannah Damon, 

his nephew and niece. The Widow Gilson died 

in 1649, and leaving no children, the nephew and 

niece were recognized by the Plymouth Court 

as lawful heirs, since their mother was William 

Gilson's sister. John^ succeeded to his uncle's 

residence in Kent Street. In 1644, he had 

married Catherine^ Merritt (Henry^) (see 

Merritt family), by whom he had six children: 

I. Deborah'' 2. John^ 3. Zachary'' (died young) 

4. Mercy'' 5. DanieP 6. Zachary* 2d^ 

In 1659, he married (2), Martha Howland, 
by whom also he had six children: 

I. Experience^ 2. Silence^ 3. Ebenezer^ 

4. Ichabod" 5. Margaret^ 6. Hannah^ 

JoHN^ Damon died in 1677, and his widow, 
Martha, was made executrix. She later married 
Peter Bacon of Taunton. 

* Sometimes spelled Zachery. 


Zachary^ Damon (John^) of Scituate was born in 
1654. By the Colonial Records, it appears that 
John^ and Zachary^ Damon were soldiers in 
King Philip's War in 1676, and received grants of 
land. Zachary was promoted to be a Lieuten- 
ant. In 1679, he married Martha^ Woodworth 
of Scituate (see Woodworth family). He died 
in 1730, aged seventy-six. His children were: 
I. Martha^ 2. John' 3. Zachary' 
4. DanieP 5. Mercy' 6. Hannah' 7. Mehitable' 

Mehitable^ Damon (Lieutenant Zachary^, 
JoHN^), was born in Scituate in i6q6. Another 
Mehitable*, her niece, daughter of Zachary^ 
Damon and Mehitable Chittenden, is said by 
some to have married Jonathan* Merritt 
(JoHN^-^, Henry^), in 1727. But Mehitable*, 
daughter of Zachary^, was not born until June 
eighteenth, 1 7 16, and in 1727 was only eleven 
years old. It is true Mehitable^ was at that 
time thirty-one, and perilously near old maiden- 
hood, but we submit that the elder Mehitable is 
more likely to have been Jonathan*' s bride than 
was the eleven-year old daughter of Mehitable 
(Chittenden) Damon. (See Merritt family.) 

By the marriage of Mehitable' Damon, in 1727, 

the name of Damon was merged in that of Merritt; in 1786 
the name of Merritt was merged in that of Sawyer ; and in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Mayflower Descendant, Vol. I, II. 

2. "The Damon Memorial." 

3. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 18, 19. 

4. Genealogical Advertiser, IV, 91, 92. 

5. Bodge's "Soldiers in King Philip's War. 

6. "Scituate Vital Records." 

7. Deane's "Scituate." 



The Day family seems to have originated in 
Wales. The name is derived from Dee — dark. 
Very possibly the family took its name from a 
river in Wales {cf. "The Miller of the Dee"). 
In colonial days there were nine Day families 
in New England, all apparently distinct. Rob- 
ert of Cambridge and Hartford, 1634-1636; 
Robert of Ipswich, 1635; Nathaniel of Ipswich, 
1637; Stephen of Cambridge, 1639; Wentworth 
of Boston, 1630; Matthew of Cambridge, 1645; 
Ralph of Dedham, 1645 ; Anthony of Gloucester, 
164s; Emmanuel of Manchester, (Mass.), 1685. 

I. Anthony^ Day, of Gloucester, sailed from Lon- 
don, England, July sixteenth, 1635, in the Paul. 
He probably landed in Virginia, or the Carolinas, 
and thence moved north by land. We find him 
in Gloucester in 1645. In 1650 he married. 
His wife's first name was Susanna. Her maiden 
name is in dispute; some give it as Matchett, 
others as Ring. Circumstances seem to indicate 
the former is correct. His death is usually given 
as April twenty-third, 1707; but as his adminis- 
trator gave bond on May thirteenth, 1708, he 
probably died In the latter year. On June 
twentieth, 1695, he made oath that he was 
eighty; therefore he was born about 1615. He 
had the following children: 

I. Thomas'" 

2. Timothy' 

3- John' 

4. EzekieP (died young) 

S. Ezekielzd'' 

6. Nathaniel' 

7. Elizabeth' 

8. SamueP 

9. Joseph' 


Thomas^ Day (Anthony^), of Gloucester, was 
born in 1651. He married (i), December thir- 
tieth, 1673, Mary Langton; (2), November 
twenty-fifth, 1706, Hannah Clark. He died 
January twenty-ninth, 1726. The children of 
Thomas^ and Mary (Langton) Day were: 
I. Thomas' 2. Mary' 3. Joseph* 4. John' 

The first wife of Thomas^ Day, perished, to- 
gether with her daughter Mary^, in a thunder 
storm, July eighteenth, 1706; they were both 
struck by lightning in the entry of their home. 

Thomas^ Day (Thomas^, Anthony^), of Glou- 
cester, was born May twenty-seventh, 1675. 
He married, March seventh, 1700, Mary, 
daughter of Nicholas Denning. 

The year 1716, was a year sadly memorable in 
the annals of Gloucester. In August of that 
year five vessels and twenty men — estimated at 
one-tenth the tonnage and one-fifteenth of all 
male citizens — ^were lost on a fishing voyage to 
the Isle of Sables. Among the number were 
Thomas^ Day and George Denning, aged thirty. 
It is probable that George was the brother-in-law 
of Thomas^ Day. 

Thomas' and Mary (Denning) Day had 

the following children: 

1. Hepzibah* 2. Josiah* 3. Stephen* 

4. Mary* 5. Thomas* 6. Jacob* 

Josiah* Day (Thomas^, Thomas^ Anthony^), of 
Gloucester (Massachusetts), and Georgetown 
(Maine), was born in Gloucester January thir- 


tieth, 1703. On November twenty-ninth, 1730, 
he married Mary Thomas, of Matinicus, Maine. 
As this marriage is on record in Gloucester, ap- 
parently JosiAH* Day was living there at the 
time. He finally removed to Georgetown, 
Maine, and died there in 1758, Of the children 
of JosiAH* and Mary (Thomas) Day, we find 
the following: 

I. Mary" (baptized in Gloucester). 2. Mary 2d' (bap- 
tized in Gloiacester) (died young.) 

3. Miriam* (born in Georgetown). And probably 

4. Josiah^ (married Wealthy Blethen). 

5. Miriam^ Day (Josiah*, Thomas^, Thomas^, An- 
thony^) was born in Georgetown (Maine), in 
1739. On July thirtieth, 1757, she married (i), 
James Blethen, and removed to Cape Elizabeth. 
He died not long after, and she married (2), 
March second, 1763, Lieutenant William^ 
Sprague (Jethro^ William^, John^, Francis^) 
of Georgetown (see Sprague family). She died 
October fifth, 1836. 

By the marriage of Mrs. Miriam^ (Day) Blethen, in 1763, 
the family of Day was merged in that of Sprague ; in 1812 
the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Stackpole's "Durham." 

2. Winsor's "Duxbury." 

3. "Memorial of Sprague Family." 

4. "Lincoln Co. (Maine) Probate Records." 

5. "Georgetown (Maine) Records." 

6. Bangor Historical Magazine. 

7. Maine Historic Society Collection, 2d Series. 

8. Gloucester Town and Church Records. 


9. N. E. Historical and Genealoeical Register, Vol. IF. 

10. Babson's "Gloucester" and*'Notes and Additions." 

11. "Essex County Quarterly Court Records." 

12. "Day Family of Hartford." 

13. "American Ancestry, Vol. XI." 

14. Pringle's "Gloucester." 

15. Helton's "List of Emigrants" 

16. MS. of J. Alphonso Day, in Historic-Genealogical 



Jacob^ Farrar, with an elder brother, John, was 
among the original signers of a "Covenant" to 
preserve the "purity of religion" in Lancaster, 
Massachusetts, and to keep out "profane and 
scandalous persons." Lancaster was incorpo- 
rated May eighteenth, 1653. On the twenty- 
fourth of the following September, John and 
Jacob^ signed the covenant aforesaid. They 
came hither from England, apparently from Lan- 
cashire. Jacob^ was probably over thirty at the 
time. He had married about 1640, and left a 

wife (Anne ) and four children in England, 

until he should prepare a home in the new world. 
In 1658 he sent for his family. In a valuation of 
the town property, shortly after this, there is the 
following record: "Jacob Farrar added when his 
wife came £168 7s. od." 

During King Philip's War, in 1675, two of his 
sons were killed. The town was captured by 
the Indians February tenth, 1675/6, and most of 
the property destroyed. Jacob^ with his fam- 
ily, took refuge in Woburn. On the eleventh of 
March nineteen townsmen, including Jacob^ 


Farrar, John^ Houghton, John^ Houghton, 
JoHN^ Prescott, and Thomas^ Sawyer, ad- 
dressed a "Humble Petition of the distressed 
people of Lancaster " to the Government. This 
is now on record in the Secretary's office. Two 
years later, August fourteenth, 1677, Jacob^ 
Farrar died. 

The children of Jacob^ and Anne Farrar 

I. John* 2. Jacob^ (killed August twenty-second, 1675). 

3. Henry* (killed February, tenth, 1675/6). 

4. Mary* 5. Joseph*. 

The first four were born in England, the last 
in Lancaster. The widow of Jacob^ became, 
March second, 1680, the third wife of John 
Sears of Boston. 

2. Mary^ Farrar (Jacob^) was born in England in 
i648±. On February twenty-second, 1671/2, 
she married John^ Houghton (John^), of Lan- 
caster (see Houghton family). Her husband 
and her mother Anne administered the estate 
of her father. 

By the marriage of Mary* Farrar, in 1671 /2, 
the name of Farrar was merged in that of Houghton; in 1700 
the name of HouGHTO^f was merged in that of Sawyer; in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. "The Farrar Family." 

2. "Report to the Brown Association," by Columbus 


3. Nourse, "Military Annals of Lancaster." 

4. Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary." 

5. Marvin, "History of Lancaster." 

6. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, October, 1 852. 



The original spelling of the family name Flagg 
was Flegg. This is an old English surname, 
derived, according to tradition, from one Rawl 
Flegg, a Norse viking, who settled in Norfolk 
about 868. The spelling was changed about 
1700 by common consent, as being more pleasing 
to the ear. 

I. Thomas Flagg, of Watertown, came from County 
Norfolk to America in the year 1637, enrolled as 
a servant to Richard Carver, of Scratby. The 
story is current in the family that he loved a 
maid below his station; that they eloped sep- 
arately, agreeing to meet in America; and that 
they took passage in two ships that sailed in 
company — one in the John and Dorothy, the 
other in the Rose. Soon after their arrival, they 
married. Whether their romance is true or not, 
Thomas married a maid whose surname is un- 
known, but whose Christian name was Mary. 
As early as 1641 he had settled in Watertown, 
where he became a landowner, and a citizen of 
prominence. He was probably the ancestor of 
all the Flaggs in this country. He was select- 
man for five years. He lost his left eye in a 
gunshot accident previous to 1659. He died 
February sixth, 1697/8, aged eighty-three. His 
wife Mary was born in 1619, and died in 1703. 
Their children were: 

I. Lieutenant Gershom^ 2. John' 

3. Bartholomew^ 4. Thomas^ 5. William' 


6. MichaeP 7. Eleazar^ 8. Elizabeth^ 

9. Mary" 10. Rebecca" 11. Benjamin" 

12. Allen" 

2. Lieutenant Gershom^ Flagg (Thomas^), of 

Watertown and Woburn, was born in Water- 
town, April sixteenth, 1641. He married, April 
fifteenth, 1668, Hannah^ Leppin(g)well (Mi- 
chael^) (see Leffingwell family). He was ad- 
mitted freeman May twenty-seventh, 1674. He 
removed to Woburn and engaged in the tanning 
business there. He was commissioned First 
Lieutenant of the Woburn Company in King 
William's War. In 1690, since the Indians com- 
mitted many depredations in New Hampshire, 
two companies of scouts were raised to put an 
end to their ravages. On July sixth, 1690, the 
scouts overtook the enemy at Wheelwright's 
Pond, a beautiful sheet of water in the town of 
Lee, New Hampshire. A bloody engagement 
ensued in which three white officers, twelve men 
and many Indians were slain. The three offi- 
cers were Captain Wiswall, Lieutenant Ger- 
SHOM^ Flagg, and Sergeant Walker. 

The children of Lieutenant Gershom^ and 
Hannah (Leppin(g)well) Flagg were: 

I. Gershom^ 2. Eleazer^ 3. John' 

4. Hannah^ 5. Thomas' (died young) 

6. Ebenezer' 7. Abigail' 8. Mary' 

9. Thomas 2d' 10. Benoni' 

3. Hannah^ Flagg (Lieut. Gershom^ Thomas^) 

was born in Woburn, March twelfth, 1675. She 
married, January ninth, 1695/6, Henry^ Green 


(Lieutenant Henry^, Thomas^) (see Green 

Lieutenant Gershom^ Flagg's son, John' Flagg, was the father of 
Ebenezer* Flagg, who was the father of 
Dr. Henry Collins" Flagg, who was the father of 
Henry Collins" Flagg. His daughter, 

Rachel Moore' Flagg, married Abram E. Gwynne. Their daugh- 
ter, AHce* Gwynne, married ComeUus Vanderbilt, a grandson of 
the old Commodore. 

By the marriage of Hannah^ Flagg, in 1695 /6, 

the name of Flagg was merged in that of Green; in 1731 

the name of Green was merged in that of Lee ; in 1769 

the name of Lee was merged in that of Merritt; in 1786 

the name of Merritt was merged in that of Sawyer; in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. McClintock's "New Hampshire." 

2. Kurd's "StrafFord Co., New Hampshire." 
3- Flagg Family Records. 

4. "Eleazer Flagg," by C. A. Flagg. 

5. Year Book, Society of Colonial Wars, 1895. 

6. Bond's "Watertown." 

7. Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts." 

8. North's "Augusta, Maine." 

9. Concord, Massachusetts, "Births, Marriages, and 

10. American Ancestry, Vol. XI. 


Edmund^ Freeman, of Sandwich, came from Eng- 
land in 1635, in the ship Abigail. His wife's 
maiden name is not known, but at Graveley, 
Herts, England, on October thirteenth, 1617, 
the marriage of Edmund Freeman to Elizabeth 


Gurney is recorded. Since Mrs. Freeman's first 
name was Elizabeth, this is possibly the record 
of the marriage of Edmund . 

We find Edmund^ at Saugus (Lynn), in the 
year of his arrival. Later he removed to Ply- 
mouth, where he was admitted freeman, January 
second, 1637. A few months later he, with nine 
others, obtained permission to found the first 
English town on the Cape — the town of Sand- 
wich. As his portion of the land in that town 
was larger than that of any other man, it is 
probable that he was the leader of the colony. 

He was a man of great consequence. He bore 
the unusual title of "Mr."* He was Deputy 
for Plymouth Colony in 1641, Assistant to 
Governor Prence (two of whose daughters 
Mr. Freeman's sons married) from 1640-1646. 
He was a member of the Council of War in 1642; 
was presiding officer of a court of three "to hear 
and determine controversies and causes" in 
Sandwich and the adjoining towns; and later 
was selected as Judge. Of him we find an inter- 
esting sketch in the "History of Barnstable," 
a part of which runs as follows: 

"Edmund Freeman of Lynn, one of the first 
settlers of Sandwich, was a prominent man of 
good business habits, liberal in politics and 
tolerant in his religious opinions. He was a 
member of the Sandwich church — the most 
bigoted and intolerant in the colony — ^yet he 

* See page 27. 


did not imbibe the persecuting spirit . 
of his brethren. In his intercourse with his 
neighbors , . .he was very kind and 
affectionate. His wife died February four- 
teenth, 1676. . . He was then eighty-six, 
and had been married fifty-nine years." He 
died in 1682, being then, it is believed, ninety- 
two years of age. 

All the descendants of Edmund^ Freeman's 
sons are eligible to membership in the Society 
of Mayflower Descendants and the various 
Colonial War Societies. 

The children of Edmund^ and Elizabeth 
Freeman were: 

I. Alice' 2. Edmund* 3. Elizabeth^ 

4. John' 5. Mary^ 

2. Major John^ Freeman (Edmund^), of Sand- 
wich and Eastham, was born in England, i627±. 
On February thirteenth, 1649/50, he married 
Mercy^ Prence (Governor Thomas^) (see 
Prince family). Just before or after this he 
removed to Eastham, where he is mentioned in 
the records as ''among the earliest settlers, with 
Governor Prence," his father-in-law. He was 
prominent in public affairs, and "to this day has 
been regarded as 'one of the fathers of East- 
ham' ". His record in the Indian wars is re- 
markable. He is said to have been an Ensign 
in 1654; in 1671, July eighth, he was Lieutenant 
and second in command in the expedition against 
the Indians at Saconnet, when Major Josiah 
Winslow, with one hundred and two . men 


marched against Awashonk, the Squaw Sachem; 
he was Captain in the battle with the Indians at 
Taunton in 1675 ; he was a member of the Coun- 
cil of War in 1675-6; and in 1685 was chosen 
Major of the third Plymouth Colony Regiment, 
composed of conipanies from Barnstable, East- 
ham, Sandwich, and Yarmouth. 

His political services were equally note- 
worthy. He was Deputy eight years, from 
1654; Selectman ten years, from 1663; Assist- 
ant several years, from 1666; and still later, 
December seventh, 1692, he was appointed a 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He was 
for the greater part of his life a Deacon of the 
Church of Eastham. 

He was a large land owner throughout his 
career. Among the numerous recorded instru- 
ments, to and from him, is a mortgage made in 
1691, to him, of two islands for seventy-six 
pounds, by the town of Eastharn; that being 
"the town's proportion of the expenses of getting 
the new charter from England." 

His wife died first, September twenty-eighth, 
171 1, aged eighty. On her curiously wrought 
gravestone a heart is carved, within which is her 
epitaph. Major Freeman died October twen- 
ty-eighth, 1 719. His gravestone says he was in 
the ninety-eighth year of his age. That probably 
is an error, as he appears to have been only 


The children of Major John^ and Mercy^ 
(Prence) Freeman were: 

1. John' (died young) 2. John 2d' 3. Thomas' 

4. Patience' 5. Hannah' 6. Edmund* 

7. Mercy' 8. Wilham' 9. Prince' 

10. Bennet' 11. Nathaniel' 

3- Lieutenant Edmund^ Freeman (Major John^ 
Edmund^), of Eastham (Tonset), was born in 
June, 1657. He is believed to have married (i), 
Ruth Merrick; if so, his daughter Ruth (born 
i68o±), may have been by this marriage. But 
most of his children were by (2), Sarah^ Mayo 
(Captain Samuel^, Reverend John^) (see 
Mayo family). He was a man of prominence in 
town affairs, and for many years one of the 
selectmen. He died December tenth, 17 17. 
His wife survived him until 1745- He had three 
sons and nine daughters: 

I. Ruth* 2. Sarah* 3. Mary* 

4. Isaac* 5. Ebenezer* 6. Edmund* 

7. Experience* 8. Mercy* 9. Thankful* 

10. Elizabeth* ii. Hannah* 12. Rachel* 

4. Mercy* Freeman I, (Lieutenant Edmund^ 
Major John^ Edmund^) was born in Eastham 
in 1696^; on October fourteenth, 1717, she 
married Thomas^ Cobb (Richard^, Thomas^), 
of the same town (see Cobb family). 

By the marriage of Mercy* Freeman I, in 1717, 

the name of Freeman I was merged in that of Cobb; in 1755 
the name of Cobb was merged in that of HOPKINS; 

and in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 



1. "New England Family History," Vol. 2. 

2. Boston Transcript, May Mih, 191 3; August fifteenth, 


3. Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary. 

4. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 4, 6, 

9, 20. 

5. Mayflower Descendant, Vols. 3, 5, 6. 

6. " Society of the Colonial Wara — Illinois," 1900; Year- 

book, 1894. 

7. "Plymouth Colony Records," 1:140; 3:74-174; 4:147. 

8. " Freeman Genealogy." 

9. "Mayo Genealogy" (in MS. inHist.-Gen. Soc. Library). 


1. Samuel^ Freeman, of Watertown, came from 

England to America at the same time with Gov. 
Winthrop, in 1630, though perhaps not in the 
same vessel. He was in Watertown that same 
year, a landowner and a householder. On Feb- 
ruary eleventh, 1630/1, his house was burned. 
His wife's name was Apphia. In 1639 ^^^• 
Freeman returned to England on business, 
and while there was taken sick and died. His 
widow later married Governor Prence. The 
children of Samuel^ and Apphia Freeman 
I. Henry'' 2. Apphia' 3. Samuel^ 

2. Deacon Samuel^ Freeman (Samuel^) of East- 

ham was born in Watertown, May eleventh, 1638, 
but removed to Eastham. He married, May 
twelfth, 1658, when he was barely twenty years 
old, Mercy^ Southworth (Constant^) (see 
South WORTH family). Mr. Freeman became a 
deacon of the Eastham church in 1676. He was 


chosen Representative in 1697. "A man of 
pecuniary resources and of financial ability, he 
was of service to the town in times of peculiar 
straits." He died November twenty-fifth, 1712, 
aged seventy-five. The children of Deacon 
Samuel^ and Mercy^ (Southworth) Freeman 

I. Apphia' (died young) 2. SamueF 

3. Apphia (2d)' 

4. Constant' 5. Elizabeth* 

6. Edward* 

7. Mary' 8. Alice' 

9. Mercy* 

3.1. Apphia (2d)^ Freeman (Deacon Samuel^, 
Samuel^) was born in 1666; in 1685 she married 
IsAAC^ Pepper (Robert^). 

By the marriage of Apphia (2*)' Freeman II, in 1685, 
the name of Freeman II was merged in that of Pepper* ; in 1764 
the name of Pepper was merged in that of Mereen; in 1784 
the name of Mereen was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 

3.2. Captain Constant^ Freeman (Deacon Sam- 
uel^, Samuel'), of Truro was born in East- 
ham, March thirty-first, 1669. He married, 
October eleventh, 1694, Jane* Treat (Rev- 
erend Samuel^, Governor Robert^, Richard') 
of Eastham (see Treat family). In 1705 he 
moved to Truro (Pamet), his grandfather 
Southworth having given him one-sixteenth of 
the township. He was the first treasurer of 
Truro; a Representative to the General Court; 
selectman for seven years; and a captain of 
militia. He was a very prominent citizen. He 

*The name of Freeman II reaches the Munseys by a shorter 
road under 4 below. Cf . pages 84 and 89. 


was one of the founders of the church in Truro 
in 171 1, and a deacon from 171 8 to 1727, when 
he was made a ruling elder. He paid five 
pounds, ten shillings (higher than any other 
person), for his pew in the new meeting house. 
He died at Truro, June eighth, 1795, aged 

The children of Captain Constant'' and Jane* 
(Treat) Freeman were: 

I. Robert^ 2. Jane* (died young) 

3. Jane 2d* 4. Constant* 5. Mercy* 

6. Hannah* 7. Eunice* 8. Elizabeth* 

9. Jonathan* 10. Apphia* 11. Joshua* 

4- Mercy* Freeman II (Captain Constant^, 
Deacon Samuel^, Samuel^) was born in East- 
ham, August thirty-first, 1702. She married (i), 
October eighth, 1719, Caleb" Hopkins (Caleb^ 
GILES^ STEPHEN^) (see Hopkins Line). 
After his death, in 1741, she married (2), June 
twenty-eighth, 1749, Benjamin Higgins; and (3), 
December fifth, 1771, Ebenezer Dyer. She 
died in December, 1786, aged eighty-four. 

By the marriage of Mercy* Freeman II, in 1719, 
the name of Freeman II was merged in that of HOPKINS; 
and in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary." 

2. Pope, "Pioneers of Massachusetts." 

3 . Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 6. 

4. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 6. 

5. "Freeman Genealogy." 

6. New England Family History. 

7. "Treat Family." 



1. Thomas^ Green, of Maiden, was born in England, 

in i6o6±. The first record in this country in 
which his name appears is in 1653, when his 
youngest daughter, Dorcas, was born. Yet 
there are indications that he came to this coun- 
try several years earlier (probably in i635±), 
and lived in Ipswich. He had a farm of sixty- 
three acres in North Maiden, now Melrose. 
Part of this farm is still in the possession of his 
descendants. He was a selectman of Maiden 
in 1658, and was several times on the grand 
jury of Middlesex County. There were two 
other Thomas Greens in Maiden at that time. 
To distinguish them, the subject of this sketch 
was called Thomas Green, Senior; his son, 
Thomas Green, Junior; while the third was 
denominated plain Thomas Green. 

Thomas' Green married (i), Elizabeth , 

who died, August twenty-second, 1658; (2), 

Mrs. Frances ( ) [Wheeler-Cook]. He died 

December nineteenth, 1667, leaving an estate 
valued at two hundred eighty-six pounds. His 
children, all by his first wife, and four or five of 
them probably born in England, were: 

I. Elizabeth" 2. Thomas'' , 3. John" 

4. Mary" 5. William" 6. Henry" 

7. Samuel" 8. Hannah" 9. Martha" 
10. Dorcas" 

2. Lieutenant Henry^ Green (Thomas'), of Mai- 

den, was born in Ipswich, in 1638. He married, 


January eleventh, 1671/2, Esther^ Hasey 
("Hasse"), who was born 1649/50. She was 
daughter of Lieutenant William^ Hasey, who 
died in 1689. Lieutenant Green was a select- 
man thirteen years and Representative four 
times. He died in Maiden, September nine- 
teenth, 1 71 7, aged seventy-eight. His wife 
survived him thirty years, dying in Stoneham, 
February twenty-sixth, 1747/8, at the age of 
ninety-eight. Their children were: 

I. Henry^ 

2. Esther' 

3. Joseph' 

4. DanieP 

5. Dorcas' 

6. Lydia' 

7. Jacob' 

Henry^ Green (Lieutenant Henry^, Thomas^), 
of Stoneham, Massachusetts, and Killingly, 
Connecticut, was born in Maiden, January 
twenty-fourth, 1672/3. He married Hannah^ 
Flagg (Lieutenant Gershom^, Thomas^), of 
Woburn on January ninth, 1695/6 (see Flagg 
family). She was born March twelfth, 1675. 
Mr. Green lived for a time in that part of 
Charlestown which is now called Stoneham. 
On January thirtieth, I7i8/9,he sold his brother 
DanieP about ninety acres of land in Charles- 
town (Stoneham) and Maiden for seven hundred 
sixty pounds. Soon after this he removed to 
Killingly (now Thompson), Windham County, 
in northeastern Connecticut, whither many 
Massachusetts people emigrated in the first 
part of the eighteenth century. Henry^ Green 
with his eight sons became the first resident 
proprietors of the town in the vicinity of 


"Quadic." He was No. 17 of the twenty-seven 
constituent members of the Thompson Congre- 
gational church (organized January twenty- 
eighth, 1730), and heads the list of the seventeen 
pewholders. He was living in 1740, and prob- 
ably died in Killingly. The children of Henry^ 
and Hannah^ (Flagg) Green were: 

I and 2. Henry* and Ebenezer* (twins) 3 . Hannah* 

4. Seth* 5. Eleazer* 6. Nathan* 

7. Timothy* 8. Esther* 9. Phinehas* 

10. Amos* II, Abigail* 

Esther* Green (Henry^, Lieutenant Henry^, 
Thomas^) of Killingly was born in Charlestown, 
May seventeenth, 1708. When she was about 
ten years of age she removed with her parents 
and her ten brothers and sisters to Killingly 
(Thompson), Connecticut. There she married 
August fifteenth, 1731, Isaac^ Lee, son of 
Samuel^ Lee, formerly of Watertown. 

By the marriage of Esther* Green, in 1731, 

the name of Green was merged in that of Lee; in 1759 

the name of Lee was merged in that of Merritt; in 1786 

the name of Merritt was merged in that of Sawyer; in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. S. S. Greene's "Thomas Green, of Maiden." 

2. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 37, 42. 

3. "Year Books" of Society of Colonial Wars, 1875, 1896. 

4. Maiden "Vital Records." 

5. "Historical Address" (July fourth, 1876), by E. H. 

Goss in Melrose. 

6. "History of Tolland and Windham Counties, Connect- 


7. E. H. Goss's "History of Melrose." 

8. "History of Windham County, Connecticut." 

9. Thompson (Connecticut) Congregational "Church 




1. Richard^ Higgins of Eastham, tailor, was taxed 

in Plymouth in 1632. On October seventh, 
1633, he bought a house of Thomas Little for. 
twenty-one bushels of corn. He was made a 
freeman in 1634. On December eleventh, 1 634, 
he married (i) Lydia^ daughter of Edmund^ 
Chandler. On August eighteenth, 1645, he sold 
out his possessions in Plymouth to John Church- 
well and went to Eastham. In 1647-51 he was 
a Representative to the General Court. The 
date of his first wife's death Is unknown; but 
in October, 165 1, he married (2) Mary Yates, 
His children were: 

By Lydia^ Chandler: 
1. Jonathan' 2. Benjamin' 

By Mary Yates : 

I. Mary^ 2. Eliakim^ 3. Jadiah^ 

4. Zera (Zeruiah)^ 5. Thomas^ 6. Lydia^ 

2. Benjamin^ HiGGiNS (Richard^), of Eastham, was 

born in Plymouth In June, 1640. He moved in 
early childhood to Eastham, and there, on De- 
cember twenty-fourth, 1661, married Lydia^ 
Bangs (Edward^) (see Bangs family). He 
died March fourteenth, 1691, his wife surviving 
him. In the settlement of his estate, as agreed 
to, on June twenty-fourth, 1691, seven of his 
nine children (all but Nos. 3 and 7), are named. 
The entire list follows : 

I. Ichabod' 2. Richard' 3. John' 

4. Joshua' 5. Lydia' 6. Isaac' 

7. Rebecca' 8. Samuel' 9. Benjamin' 


It is possible that No. 7 should be, "Benja- 
min, born 167s; died young." 

IsAAC^ HiGGiNS (Benjamin^, Richard^) of East- 
ham was born on August thirty-first, 1672. He 
married Lydia^ Collins (Joseph^ at a date 
unknown. The will of Joseph^ Collins men- 
tions his daughter Lydia Higgins and a son- 
in-law Isaac HiGGINS. 

The children of Isaac^ and Lydia^ (Collins) 
HiGGiNS were: 

I. Mary* 2. Sarah* 3. Benjamin* 

4. Elkanah* 5. Rebecca* 6. Isaac* 

7. Hannah* 8. Lydia* 

Rebecca* Higgins (IsAAc^ Benjamin^ Rich- 
ard^) of Eastham was born October tenth, 
1705. The date of her marriage, like that of 
her mother, is unknown, but the fact is proved 
by her father's will. Her husband <was Joseph^ 
Pepper (Isaac^ Robert^), 

By the marriage of Rebecca* Higgins 
the name of Higgins was merged in that of Pepper; in 1754 
the name of Pepper was merged in that of Mereen; in 1784 
the name of Mereen was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Trawjm^i clippings — 191 1. 

2. A'^. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 6. 

3. Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary." 

4. Mayflower Descendant, Vol. J. 

5. "Barnstable Probate Record," 4:171-2, 192. 

6. Will of Isaac Higgins, of Eastham (February twelfth, 




In 1635 the Abigail, 300 tons, sailed from 
London with many passengers for New Eng- 
land. Among these was iJohn Houghton. 
He was christened May nineteenth, 1593, in 
St. Mary's Church at Eaton Bray, England, 
where his father 2J0HN Houghton was buried, 
April twenty-eighth, 161 8. The following is 
from the passenger list: 

20th June, 16 S5, -passenger from London to New 
England in ship "Abigail," Hackwell Master, 
John Houghton, 40 years old; certificate of his 
conformity from justices of the peace and minister 
{of\ Eaton Bray, in County Bedford, England. 

This iJoHN Houghton is not the pioneer, for 
he later returned to England; but his son — 

I. JoHN^ Houghton, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 
was born in England in 1624*. He came to 
Dedham, Massachusetts, from England between 
1648 and 1652. Some say he was married before 
he came; others that he married his wife, 

Beatrix , in Dedham. The oldest date 

to be found in Lancaster is that over h,is grave. 
His tombstone in the Old Granary Burying 
Ground says he died on the old Common, April 
twenty-ninth, 1684, aged sixty years. He had 
a very large landed estate. After the Indian 
massacre of 1676, he removed to Woburn, where 
he remained some years; but later he returned 


to Lancaster. The children of John^ and 
Beatrix Houghton were: 

I. John" 

2. Robert" 

3. Jonas" 

4. Mary' 

5. Beatrix" 

6. Benjamin" 

7. Sarah" 

2. JoHN^ Houghton (John^) of Lancaster was either 
born in England and came with his parents to 
America about 1650; or he was born in Dedham, 
Mass., perhaps a little earlier. He became the 
most prominent man of his day in Lancaster. 
He represented the town in the General Court 
from 1693 to 1724 inclusive. He was commonly 
called Justice Houghton, and for a long time 
was the only magistrate in town. He was cele- 
brated as a man of weight and influence, and was 
a skillful conveyancer. Three pear trees which 
he planted still stand (1896), before the site of 
his house. During the last twelve years of his 
life he was blind. 

He married (i), January twenty-second, 
1 67 1/2, Mary^ Farrar (Jacob^) (see Farrar 
family). She was born in 1648, in Lancashire, 
England, and died at Lancaster, Massachusetts, 
in 1724. Mr. Houghton married (2), at the 
age of seventy-five, Hannah Wilder, aged seven- 

He died February third, 1737, in the eighty- 
seventh year of his age. The epitaphs of John^ 
Houghton and his first wife Mary^ Farrar are 
still legible upon their tombstones, as follows: 


Here lies buried 

y* body of 

John Houghton 

esquir, as you are so ware we 

as we are so 

you will be 

who died February y' 3* anno dominy 

1736-7 and 

in y' 87"' year 

of his age. 

Here lies 

buried y" body 

of Mrs. Mary 

Houghton y° 

wife of John 

Houghton esquir 

who died April 

y* 7"' ano dm 1724 

and in the 76* year 

of her age. 

The children of John^ and Mary^ (Farrar) 
Houghton were: 

I. Lieut. John' 2. Jacob' 3. Henry' 

4 and 5. Joseph' and Benjamin' (twins) 

6. Mary* ("born 6-1 8-1668"; but as the twins were 

born 1678 and Mercy in 1682, "1668" is evidently 
a typographical error for 1680). 

7. Mercy' 8. Anna' 9. Jonathan' 
10. Hepzibah' 11. Rebecca' 12. Beatrix' 
13. William' 

3. Mary^ Houghton (John^, John^), was born in 
Lancaster in 1680. In 1700 she married Wil- 
liam^ Sawyer (Thomas^, Thomas^) of the same 
town (see Sawyer family). She died in 1754. 


By the marriage of Mary* Houghton, in 1700, 

the name of Houghton was merged in that of Sawyer; in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. "The Houghton Genealogy." 

2. "History and Genealogy of the Houghton Family." 

(Halifax, 1896). 

3. "Sawyer Family in America." 


Thomas^ Hyland (Heilland, Hiland), of Scituate, 
was baptized at Waldron, England, April twen- 
ty-third, 1604. He died in New England be- 
tween February fourteenth, 1682/3 and May 

third, 1683. He married Deborah and 

lived in Tenterden, England, from 1629 to 1636. 
Then he emigrated to New England, where he 
was a proprietor in Scituate in 1637. He took 
the oath of allegiance on February first, 1638/9, 
and was later a juryman and town officer. He 
left to his son, Thomas^, lands in Waldron and a 
house in Tenterden. There is a "Hyland's 
Farm" in Waldron to-day, and a Hyland keeps 
a dry-goods shop in Tenterden. The children 
of Thoaias'^ and Deborah Hyland were: 

I. Thomas^ 2. Mary^ 3. Elizabeth^ 

4. Sarah^ 5. Annah^ 6. Samuel" 

7. Deborah* 8. Ruth* 

Thomas^ Hyland (Thomas^), of Scituate was 
born in Tenterden, England, where he was bap- 
tized on November fifteenth, 1629. He came 


with his parents to New England after 1636. 
On January first, 1660/1, he married Elizabeth* 
Stockbridge (John^). He died after 1683. 

The children of Thomas^ and Elizabeth* 
(Stockbridge) Hyland were: 

I. Thomas^ 2. Elizabeth' 3. Mary' 

4. John» S- Ruth' 

3. Elizabeth^ Hyland (Thomas^, Thomas^) was 
born in Scituate, August fifteenth, 1665, but was 
not baptized until the twenty-fourth of Sep- 
tember. In 1686 she married John^ Merritt 
(JoHN^ Henry^) of the same town (see Merritt 

By the marriage of Elizabeth' Hyland, in 1686, 
the name of Hyland wasmergedinthat of Merritt; in 1786 
the name of Merritt was merged in that of Sawyer; in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1 . Genealogical Advertiser. 

2. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 19 

and 66. 

3. Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 2. 

4. Scituate "Vital Records." 


I. Dr. George^ Jackson appears first in Marble- 
head, Massachusetts. His origin is unknown. 
Farmer says of him: "George Jackson, a 
surgeon of Marblehead, accompanied the Phips 
expedition to Canada, 1690, in that capacity 
[of surgeon]; purchased a farm in Scituate, 


August, 1702." Savage adds that he had a wife 

The latter statement is true, for the Marble- 
head "Vital Records" declare: George Jackson 
married Mary Nick, December eighth, 1690. 
He may have bought a farm, also, in Scituate, 
but there is no evidence that he ever lived there. 

The wife of Dr. George^ Jackson was a 
double widow. Her father was Samuel Aborn 
of Salem (see Aborn family), whose will, dated 
July twentieth, 1699, was not admitted to pro- 
bate; but the Essex Probate records refer to his 
daughter, "Mary, the wife of Dr. George 
Jackson, of Marblehead." 

Mary (Aborn) [Starr-Nick] Jackson's prior 
husband, William Nick, made his will October 
fifteenth, 1683. It was probated on the thir- 
tieth of the next month. He mentions the 
children of his "wife that is now, viz., her 
children Mary Starr, Sarah Starr, Rebecca 
Starr, and Hannah Starr." The inference is 
plain: Mary Aborn married (i), a Mr. Starr, 
(2), William Nick, and (3), Dr. George^ 
Jackson, By all husbands she had children; 
for William Nick's will, after disposing of the 
first galaxy, goes on to mention "my child 
William Nick and the child she now goeth 
withal." He made his wife executrix, and men- 
tioned his "father-in-law, s Samuel Aborn." 
Thirteen years after William Nick's death, in 
1696, Dr. George^ Jackson and his wife Mary 


made their accounting of her former husband's 

Dr. Jackson was among the foremost citizens 
of his town. In 1707, Col. Francis Nicholson 
and thirty-three other gentlemen (twenty-nine 
being captains of vessels), subscribed a building 
fund of one hundred seventy-five pounds toward 
the erection of an Episcopal Church in Marble- 
head. There was then but one church of that 
faith in Massachusetts — King's Chapel, Boston. 
In 171 1 another Episcopal church was built in 
Newbury, but the edifice in Marblehead had not 
yet been begun. Finally, on March thirty-first, 
1714, George^ Jackson, Sr., headed a supple- 
mentary subscription list with twenty pounds, 
with a promise to erect a building as soon as 
possible. Thirty-nine other gentlemen signed 
after him, the total amount pledged being three- 
hundred seventy-three pounds and ten shillings. 
On July twentieth, 17 14, George^ Jackson and 
three others were elected a standing committee 
"on that affair in building a Handsome Church." 
They wasted no time; for on September second, 
1714, "the committee erected and raised a 
church" which was later named St. Michael's. 
It still stands — one of the oldest church edifices 
in America and the very oldest Episcopal church 
building in the United States, except perhaps, 
"Old Trinity," of Newport, R. I. The King's 
Chapel and Newbury Church, built before this, 
were burned and rebuilt at a later date. The 
mural monument of the founder. Col. Nicholson, 


contains also the name of George^ Jackson and 
his three associates. 

Dr. Jackson died in 1724. His will of 
August twenty-fourth, 1722, with a codicil of 
July twenty-third, 1723, was probated April 
twentieth, 1724. His wife, Mary, had died 
March twenty-third, 172 1/2. The will left all 
his property to his three sons : 
I. Bartholomew" 2. George" 3. John" 

2. Dr. George^ Jackson (Dr. George^), of Kittery 
and Salem, was born in 1692. The "New Eng- 
land Family History" says: "Dr. J. L. M. 
Willis, in Old Eliot, puts Dr. George Jackson 
as the fourth physician in Kittery in 1724, and 
adds (speaking of Dr. Jackson): 'He appears 
in history as one who with Mr. Cutt and twenty 
men of Kittery pursued a party of Indians into 
Penobscot Bay. The Doctor and Mr. Cutt were 
dangerously wounded, but both recovered.' " 

Dr. Jackson later removed to Salem. In 
1730 the neighboring town of Marblehead was 
stricken with a plague of smallpox. The people 
were terror-stricken. No egress was allowed to 
those living in the town, and they were shunned 
like lepers. But Dr. Jackson was not derelict 
in his duty as a minister of mercy, for the simple 
entry found in Felt's "Annals of Salem " shows 
that he attacked the dread disease with the same 
courage with which he pursued the hostile 

"1730, October 16. Doct. Geo. Jackson, of 


Salem, hath visited the people of Marblehead, 
sick with the small pox." 

On March twenty-seventh, 171 1, Dr. Jack- 
son married Joanna^ Pepperrell, sister of the 
baronet, Sir William Pepperrell (see Pepperrell 
family). The children of Dr. George^ and 
Joanna^ (Pepperrell) Jackson were: 

I. Margery" 2. Mary' 3. Elizabeth' 

4. Joanna' 5. Dorothy' 6. Sarah' 

By 1760 all the sons of Dr. George^ Jackson 
were dead. Dr. George^ died in 1735. On 
September twenty-fourth, 1762, Joanna^ (Jack- 
son) Frost speaks of "My honored father, 
George^ Jackson, late of Salem, deceased 
. [and] his father George^ Jackson, 
late of Marblehead, physician." 

3. Dorothy^ Jackson (Dr. George^, Dr. George^) 
of Salem in 1736, was married to Derry^ Pit- 
man (Nathaniel^, William^) of Durham, N. H., 
(see Pitman family). 

By the marriage of Dorothy' Jackson, in 1736, 
the name of Jackson was merged in that of Pitman; in 1772* 
the name of Pitman was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. "New England Family History." 

2. Willis's Old Eliot. 

3. Essex "Probate Records." 

4. Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary." 

5. Farmer, "First Settlers of New England." 

* About 1748 Pitman merged in Munsey by another line 
{Abigail* Pitman, Zachariah^, Joseph^, William}); page 147. 


6. Pamphlet of "Exercises Commemorating the Resto- 

ration of St. Michael's Church, Marblehead, 
April 18, 1888." 

7. "158th Anniversary of St. Michael's." 

8. " Bi-Centennial of 1st Congregational Church in Mar- 


9. Marblehead "Vital Records." 

10. Felt, "Annals of Salem." 

11. "Essex County Deeds," 120:234. 

12. "Maine Wills," p. 342. 

13. Essex Antiquarian, Vol. II. 


That the Leffingwells came from England 
there is no doubt, though for many years none 
of the name have been found there. Over four 
hundred years ago — in 1495 — a Lawrence Leffing- 
well lived in England. Since that time the form 
of the name has often been changed. It became 
Levingwell, LefFyngwell, Lippingwell, Leppin- 
well, Leapphingwell, Lephingwell and Leaping- 
well. The last form was for a long time ex- 
plained as denoting a boiling spring, the inference 
being that the original ancestor possessed one. 
But that theory has been discarded, and Ameri- 
can Leffingwells have returned to the spelling 
which fifteenth century Lawrence employed. 

English records show that on February nine- 
teenth, 1603 — the year when Queen Bess died — 
Michael, son of Thomas Leppin(g)well, was 
baptized. Very possibly this may have been 
the Michael Leppin(g)well who was living in 
Boston in 1636, but shortly after removed to the 
town of Woburn. His name appears on the 


Woburn tax list in 1645. He had ten children, 
only two of whom were sons. In fact, the male 
line from Michael became extinct over a cen- 
tury ago, the name being merged in that of 
many other New England families. The Rev. 
E. B. Huntington, who began the collection of 
memoranda regarding the Leffingwells of Am- 
erica, believed Michael was an older brother of 
the famous Thomas Leffingwell of Connecticut, 
who was the personal friend of Uncas, "The 
Last of the Mohicans." 

Isabel, wife of Michael, died November 
seventeenth, 1671 ; Michael died March twenty- 
second, 1687. They had the following children: 

I. Hannah* 

2. Hannah'' 

3. Sarah* 

4, Thomas* 

5. Ruth* 

6. Michael* 

7. RacheP 

8. Abigail* 

9. Hesther* 

10. Tabitha" 

2. Hannah^ Leppin(g)well (Michael^) of Wo- 
burn married Lieutenant Gershom^ Flagg 
(Thomas^) April fifteenth, 1668 (see Flagg 

By the marriage of Hannah* Leppingwell, in 1668, 

the name of Leppingwell was merged in that of Flagg ; in 1696 
the name of Flagg was merged in that of Green; in 1731 

the name of Green was merged in that of Lee ; in 1759 

the name of Lee was merged in that of Merritt; in 1786 

the name of Merritt was merged in that of Sawyer; in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. "The Leffingwell Record." 

2. Woburn "Vital Records." 

3. Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary." 



(Mclntire, Mackintire, Macantier, Macken- 
tier, Mackintier, mCintire, etc.) 

In the year 1729 Col. David Dunbar contrived 
to be appointed Governor of the Province of 
Sagadahoc, Maine. He settled at Pemaquid 
and invited his countrymen (Scotchmen from 
the north of Ireland) to settle in his province, 
offering them liberal inducements. He laid out 
three townships — now Boothbay, Bristol, and 
Nobleboro — and peopled them in two or three 
years with more than 150 families, most of them 
Scotch-Irish. With reference to this immigra- 
tion William Willis says: 

"Throughout three towns, and scattered far 
beyond, over the whole State, are the descend- 
ants of these colonists; and we trace in the re- 
spectable names of McCobb, Campbell, Mont- 
gomery, McClintock, Huston, McLean, Mc- 
Keen, McFarland, Coldwell, Dick, Forbush, 
Brown and McIntyre the offspring of men who 
once trod in pride and power the land 'of brown 
heath and shaggy wood,' who wandered on the 
beautiful banks of Ayr, or reposed in the shade 
of Ettrick, or mustered for the fray at the 
pibroch's spirit-stirring sound and the shrill 
slogan of the McGregor." 

But Massachusetts then had jurisdiction over 
Maine, and she looked upon Colonel Dunbar as 
a sort of usurper. She accordingly contrived to 
have him recalled, and to have the charge of 


affairs in the Pemaquid region entrusted to 
Samuel Waldo, who had some personal interest 
there, as a patentee of the portion between the 
St. George and Penobscot Rivers. On this 
portion Mr. Waldo determined to settle other 
Scotch-Irish families, that they might readily 
affiliate with their neighbors in and around 
Pemaquid. Some of these families were new- 
comers; others had been in America since 1719. 
"It is said that seven of them, viz.: Alexander 
McLean, William^ McIntyre, James Howard, 
Robert Spear and three others not recollected, 
had previously been deputed, by their associates 
in Boston and vicinity, to select a suitable place 
for settlement; and that, after visiting Pema- 
quid, the Kennebec and other places, they were 
so struck with the advantages of this river [St. 
George's] as at once to give it the preference. 
But whether this was previous to 1729 . 
we are unable to state. Certain it is, that 
twenty-seven persons [on their own behalf and 
in behalf of seventeen others either at the time 
absent or under age — among them William^ 
McIntyre] now entered into an agreement with 
Mr. Waldo, dated St. George's Fort, April 
eighteenth, 173S, by which they engaged to 
settle themselves and families on St. George's 
River . . . Such were the men who under- 
took the enterprise, the original fathers of the 
present town of Warren." 

In 1736 the settlers drew lots for their lots, and 
No. 20 fell to William^ McIntyre. Not long 


after, in company with many others, he with- 
drew to safer quarters during the Indian mas- 
sacres. He was for a time master of a sloop. 
He was often employed in Boston where several 
of his children resided. His son — or more 
probably a son-in-law of the same family name, 
Neil Mclntyre, was established as a tobac- 
conist in that city; and Mary, a daughter, was 
among the creditors of both William^ and 
Robert^ at their death. 

In the "Annals of Warren," Eaton gives the 
children of William as i. Robert^, 2, NeaP, 
3. Capt. John^, 4. Mary^ But in 1906, Mr. 
F. P. Mclntyre of 197 St. Botolph St., Boston, a 
descendant, wrote as follows to Mr. C. K. Bol- 
ton, Librarian of the Boston Athenaeum : 

"I take pleasure in giving you herewith some 
corrections of and some additions to Eaton's 
'Annals of Warren ' (Maine), concerning 
William^ McIntyre and his sons and daugh- 
ters. Eaton's 'Annals' was one of the best and 
most reliable local histories and genealogies ever 
published, and his inaccuracy in this case is 
accounted for by the fact that . . . most 
of the children of William did not go to St. 
George's River, now Warren, Thomaston, and 
Gushing, Me." 

He then gives it as his opinion that the 
children were (order of birth uncertain): I. 
William^ 2. Robert^ 3. Martha^ 4. Esther^ 
(married Neil Mclntyre), 5. John^ 6. Maryl 
He finds no proof, however, that the first two 
are sons of William^. 


Now there is the record of a marriage in Boston 
on December thirtieth, 1730, of a William Mc- 
Intyre to Margaret Kirkpatrick. It seems 
rather probable that this was William^, who 
had in this country several children born in Ire- 
land (Robert^ Martha^ Esther^, and John^ but 
not William^), but having lost his first wife 
married (2) Margaret Kirkpatrick in 1 730, and 
had by her two other children, Joseph^ and 
Mary^ Certain it is that a Joseph McIntyre 
appears in Georgetown about 1750, who is too 
old to be the son of Robert^ or John^, for in 1756, 
he marries Sarah* Wallis (Samuel^, Josiah\ 
JoHN^). He is therefore probably the son of the 
William who married Margaret Kirkpatrick 
in 1730, and was born in 1733 =t. If this hypo- 
thesis is correct, Joseph was either the son or 
the grandson of William^ We incline to the 
former theory, though perhaps it cannot be 
proved; but that Joseph was in the direct line 
of William^ seems so probable as almost to 
amount to a certainty. We shall proceed on the 
supposition that he is the son of William^. 

2. Joseph^ McIntyre (William^), of Georgetown, 
in 1752 signed a petition, with many others, to 
Lieutenant Governor Phips of Massachusetts, 
imploring protection. According to the town 
records his intention of marriage with Sarah* 
Wales (Wallis) was declared November 
twelfth, 1756. By the same records they had 
the following children: 


1. MehitabeP, born January twenty-second, 1759. 

2. Elizabeth', born April eighteenth, 1762. 

3. Hannah', born August twenty-fifth, 1763. 

4. Joseph', born April twelfth, 1767. 

5. Nancy*, born November fifteenth, 1768. 

6. William', born September seventeenth, 1770. 

But evidence has been found of two more 
children, not upon these records : Rachel , who 
was married in 1789, and Henry^, who was a 
minor in 1776. Evidently one of these was born 
about 1765, and the other about 1772. Prob- 
ably Rachel^ was the older. 

Joseph^ McIntyre died in 1776, and his 
widow was appointed administratrix. His pro- 
perty was inventoried at seven hundred and 
eight pounds. Mention is made of three minor 
sons, Joseph, William, and Henry. 

Rachel^ McIntyre (Joseph^ William^) was 
born In Georgetown in I765± or I772±; prob- 
ably the former. On October thirty-first, 1 789, 
she was published, and on December seventeenth 
1789 married by Rev. Ezekiel Emerson to 
William^ Sprague (Lieutenant William*, 
Jethro*, William^, John^, Francis^) of the 
same place (see Sprague family). 

By the marriage of Rachel' McIntyre, in 1789, 
the name of McIntyre was merged in that of Sprague; in 1812 
the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 



1. "Registry of Deeds, Lincoln Co., Maine," 49:132-134, 

2. Lincoln County "Probate Records." 

3. Certified copy of Georgetown, Maine, Town Records. 

4. Copy of letter from F. P. Mclntyre. 

5. Eaton's "Annals of Warren." 

6. Letter from H. C. Thayer. 

7. Georgetown "Vital Records." 

8. "History of Bristol and Bremen." 

9. Maine Historical Society Collections, 6:l8ff. 


I. Rev. John^ Mayo came from England to Barn- 
stable in 1639. He taught there in Rev. John 
Lathrop's church till 1644, when he removed to 
Eastham. He took charge of a church there 
from 1646 to 165s, when he was settled over the 
Second Church in Boston. This was the North 
Church in North Square. The pastor's resi- 
dence was at what is now 298 Hanover Street. 
He remained there from 1655 to 1673 when he 
retired because of old age. His colleague and suc- 
cessor was the Rev. Increase Mather. Reverend 
Mr. Mayo went from Boston to Yarmouth, where 
he spent the remaining years of his life with his 
daughter Elizabeth. He died at Yarmouth in 
May, 1676. His wife's name was Thomasine 
(Tamsin) ; her maiden name is not known. She 
died February twenty-sixth, 1682/3. Their 
children, all born before 1639, were: 

I. Samuel^ 2. Hannah' 3. NathanieP 

4. John' 5. Elizabeth' 

2. Captain Samuel^ Mayo (Rev. John^), of 


Barnstable, Oyster Bay (Long Island), and 
Boston, was born in England in i620±. He 
seems to have come with his father to Barn- 
stable, and for many years resided there. In 
1643 he married Tamsin^ Lumpkin" (William^) 
of Yarmouth, who was born in 1626, In 1653, 
he, with Peter Wright and Rev. William Lever- 
idge, of Sandwich, were purchasers of Oyster 
Bay on Long Island. The year after, in com- 
pany with others, he removed thither. In 1654, 
he was pressed into an expedition against the 
Dutch. He is then spoken of as "of Barn- 
stable," perhaps because he had not gained a 
residence in his new home. How long he was 
detained in service is not certain; but in 1658 
he moved to Boston, where he died, in middle 
life, in 1663. In April, 1664, power of adminis- 
tration was granted to his father. Rev. John^ 
Mayo on the estate of Samuel^ Mayo, de- 
ceased, mariner, — his widow, Thomasine, de- 
clining to administer. Mrs. Samuel^ Mayo 
afterwards married Mr. John Sunderland of 
Eastham (born 161 8). She died in her eighty- 
fourth year, June sixteenth, 1709, and was 
buried in the old burying ground in Harwich 
(now Brewster). Mr. John Sunderland died 
December twenty-sixth, 1703, in his eighty- 
fifth year; his first wife died January twenty- 
ninth, 1663. 

The children of Captain Samuel^ and Tam- 
siN (Lumpkin) Mayo were: 


I. Mary* 2. Samuel" 3. Hannah* 

4. Elizabeth' 5. Joseph* 6. John* 

7. Nathaniel* 8. Sarah* 

3.1. Elizabeth^ Mayo (Captain Samuel^, Rev. 
John') was baptized May twenty-second, 1653, 
in Boston. On May sixteenth, 1674, she mar- 
ried Rev. Samuel^ Treat (Governor Robert^, 
Richard'), her father's successor in the Eastham 
pulpit (see Treat family). Sewall refers to her 
marriage in his diary. She died December 
fourth, 1696. 

By the marriage of Elizabeth* Mayo, in 1674, 

the name of Mayo was merged in that of Treat; in 1694 

the name of Treat was merged in that of Freeman II ; 

in 1719 

the name of Freeman II was merged in that of HOPKINS; 

and in 1847 

the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 

3.2. Sarah^ Mayo (Captain Samuel^, Rev. John^), 
was born in 1660. She married Lieutenant 
Edmund^ Freeman (see Freeman I family), 
being probably his second wife. She died in 

By the marriage of Sarah* Mayo, sister of Elizabeth* Mayo, 

the name of Mayo was merged in that of Freeman I; 
in 1717 

the name of Freeman I was merged in that of Cobb; in 1755 

the name of Cobb was merged in that of HOPKINS; 
and in 1847 

the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Treat Genealogy. 

2. Mayo Genealogy (MS in Hist.-Gen. Library, Boston). 

3. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 6. 

4. Freeman Genealogy. 

5. Suffolk Probate Record, 4:197. 



I- Lieutenant John^ Mereen, of Eastham, Mass- 
achusetts, and Georgetown, Maine, married Oc- 
tober twenty-second, 1754 Rebecca* Pepper 
(JosEPH^ IsAAC^ Robert^), also of Eastham. 
There is a persistent tradition among the Me- 
reens that they are of French origin. This 
tradition has been handed down from father to 
son ever since the days of John^. Doubtless 
it is true. But it also is likely that the name 
has been greatly modified from the original. We 
know that when from 1662 to 1680 refugees from 
France and the Channel Islands found asylum 
among us, Jean Le Brun became plain "John 
Brown"; Philippe L'Anglois, "Philip English"; 
and Francois Gerneaux, "Frank Gano." Pos- 
sibly the French original of Mereen was Marigny, 
for Pierre Berthon de Marigny was leader of the 
Narragansett Colony of Huguenots in Rhode 
Island from 1681 to 1685. This theory becomes 
plausible when we note that when John^ Me- 
reen's intention of marriage was entered upon 
the Eastham Records, the clerk spelled his sur- 
name "Merign"; while in the marriage record 
the same man is called "Mareen." Spelling 
followed the lines of least resistance in those 

Another possibility is, that the ancestors of 
John were French marines. Weiss, in his "His- 
tory of the Protestant Refugees," states that, 
after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes 


(1685), "a great number of soldiers and officers 
of the marine abandoned the French service for 
that of Holland," and that "many fugitives were 
engaged as officers or marine volunteers." The 
running title on page fifty-one of the volume 
quoted is " French Marines in Holland." Now 
we know that many Huguenots fled hither in the 
latter part of the seventeenth century. May 
there not have been French Marines in America 
as well? 

JoHN^ Mereen was a mariner, at any rate. 
His great granddaughter (now living [in 1906]), 
states that her grandfather has often told her 
how his father was captain of a vessel which was 
wrecked on Cape Cod. The son, John^, then a 
boy of twelve, was with him. He, too, became 
a mariner and was shipmaster for many years. 
He gave up following the sea because of lame- 
ness, and for thirty-five years was collector and 
treasurer of the town of Phippsburg, Maine. 

But Captain John^ was more than a marine. 
When the Revolutionary War broke out, he left 
the sea and took up arms upon the land. In 
1779 we find him enrolled as Second Lieutenant 
in Capt. Benjamin Lamont's (9th) Company of 
Col. Sam. McCobb's (Lincoln County) Regi- 
ment. His name has now evolved into 

Just when Lieutenant John^ (as we shall 
now call him) left Cape Cod is not known. 
His grandson, John FlaveP Mereen, a prominent 
citizen of Phippsburg, who died in 1883, used to 


say that his grandfather sold his farm on the 
Cape for nine hundred dollars in continental 
money and came to buy land at Basin Point, 
Phippsburg — then Georgetown. Meanwhile his 
money proved worthless and he lost everything; 
but he settled there all the same. The dates of 
his discharge from the army and of his death 
are unknown. 

The children of Lieutenant John^ and Re- 
becca* (Pepper) Mereen were: 

I. Rebecca'' 2. Ruth'' 3. Hannah'' 

4. SamueP 5. Daniel^ 6. John" 

7. Sarah" 

Rebecca^ Mereen (Lieutenant JohnO was born 
in Eastham, September thirteenth, 1762. Ac- 
cording to the Harpswell town records, she 
married Elisha^ Hopkins (Simeon^ Caleb*"^, 
GILES^ STEPHEN') of Harpswell, Maine, 
on May sixteenth, 1784 (see Hopkins Line). 

By the marriage of Rebecca' Mereen, in 1784, 
the name of Mereen was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Weiss, "History of the French Protestant Refugees." 

2. Eastham Records. 

3. Harpswell Records. 

4. Revolutionary Lists. 

5. Letters from several great-grandchildren. 



I. Henry^ Merritt was born in the county of Kent, 
England, about 1 590. He was one of the earliest 
settlers of Scituate and became a large landed 
proprietor. He was made a freeinan in 1638. 
He died intestate in November, 1653. His 
wife's name is unknown; some say it was 

His children: 
I. JoHN^ 2. Henry' 3. Catherine' 

2.1. JoHN^ Merritt (Henry^), of Scituate, was 
born in 1625 ±. He administered his father's 
estate in 1653. On April third, 1655, he was 
married by Captain Humphrey Atherton, of 
Cambridge, to Elizabeth^ Wyborne (Thomas^) 
of Boston (see Wyborne family). In the days 
of the English Commonwealth only civil mar- 
riages were legal. John^ lived on the paternal 
homestead, but died in middle life (1676), leav- 
ing three sons : 

I. John' 2. Henry^ 3. Jonathan' 

2.2. Catherine^ Merritt (Henry^), of Scituate was 

married in 1644 to John^ Damon. 

By the marriage of Catherine' Merritt, in 1644, 
the name of Merritt was merged in that of Damon; 
but in 1727 

the name of Damon was merged in that of Merritt 
(see below, Jonathan* Merritt). 

3. JoHN^ Merritt (John^, Henry^) of Scituate was 
born in 1660. He married in 1686 Elizabeth^ 


Hyland (Thomas^, Thomas^) (see Hyland fam- 
ily) and became the father of twelve children: 

I. John* 2. Thomas* 3. Elizabeth* 

4. Mary* 5. Ichabod* 6. Hannah* 

7. Henry* 8. Abigail* 9. Jonathan* 

10. David* II. Ebenezer* 12. Ezekiel* 

Jonathan* Merritt (John^"^ Henry^), of Sci- 
tuate, Massachusetts, and Hebron, Connecti- 
cut, was born in 1702, at Scituate. On Janu- 
ary eighth, 1727, he married a townswoman, 
Mehitable^ Damon (Lieutenant Zachary^, 
JoHN^), granddaughter of Catherine^ Mer- 
ritt, the sister of Jonathan* Merritt's grand- 
father (see Damon family). Stearns ("History 
of Ashburnham") calls Mehitable^ the grand- 
daughter of Lieutenant Zachary^, but the 
Vital Records of Scituate show that Mehitable* 
was too you^g to marry in 1727. About 1730, 
Jonathan* removed from Scituate, finally sett- 
ling in Hebron, Connecticut, where he died Oc- 
tober twenty-first, 1758. Only three children 
are mentioned: 
I. Simeon* 2. Noah" 3. Jonathan* 

NoAH^ Merritt (Jonathan*, John^'^ Henry^), 
is said by Stearns to have been born in 1730, 
though his name does not appear in the Scituate 
Vital Records. As his father moved about this 
time to Connecticut, he may first have seen the 
light in that state. He married Sarah^ Lee 
(Isaac^, Samuel^) of Watertown. Stearns says 
he can find no record of his marriage, and many 
genealogists searched in vain for it for twenty 


years. We have finally unearthed it among 
the Thompson (formerly Killingly), Connecti- 
cut, church records, as follows: 

"NOAH MERRITT married April 12, 1759, 

Previous to his marriage he is found in Temple- 
ton, Massachusetts (1753); but he was a soldier 
in the French and Indian War in 1755, in Col- 
onel Eliphalet Dyer's Third Connecticut Regi- 
ment. He settled in Templeton, and raised a 
family of thirteen children: 

I. Noah" 2. AbigaiF 3. Lucy" 

4. Sarah^ 5. Henry" 6. Esther" 

7. Simeon" 8. Molly" 9. Eunice" 

ID. Wilks" _ II. Uriah" 12. Hannah" 

13. Dytha" (which seems to be a misprint for Lydia). 

6. Lucy® Merritt (Noah®, Jonathan*, John^"^, 
Henry^), of Templeton, Massachusetts, was 
born May twenty-fifth, 1762. On July third, 
1786, she married George® Sawyer (Aholiab*, 
William^ Thomas^"^) of Bolton (see Sawyer 

By the marriage of Lucy" Merritt, in 1786, 

the name of Merritt was merged in that of Sawyer; in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 19, 33. 

2. Deane's "Scituate." 

3. Scituate Vital Records. 

4. Templeton Vital Records. 

5. Killingly (Thompson), Connecticut, Church Records. 

6. Mayflower Descendant, Vols, i, 2, 9, 11. 

7. Boston Transcript, 1898, 1902. 

8. "Ninth Report of Record Commissioners" of Boston. 

9. Stearns's "History of Ashburnham." 

10. Connecticut Historic Society Collections, Vol. IX. 
French and Indian War Rolls, 1:37. 



LENS), with his wife ALICE, joined the Pil- 
grims at Southampton, England. With them 
were a son JOSEPH and a daughter PRIS- 
CILLA. They left in England a son William 
and a married daughter, Sarah (Mullins) Blun- 
den. WILLIAM^ *' was one of the most efficient 
of the organizers and managers of the colony." 
He was one of the forty-one signers of the im- 
mortal Compact on board the Mayflower (see 
BREWSTER family). 

Recent investigations have shown that he 
came from Dorking, in Surrey, near London. 
He was a tradesman by occupation and one 
of the seventy (more or less) famous Merchant 
Adventurers whose aim was "to do good and to 
plant religion" (Noble's "Pilgrims," page 158). 
Of the seven thousand pounds invested in their 
enterprise, WILLIAM^ MULLINS is said to 
have contributed five hundred pounds. But 
his career was brief. In a little more than two 
months aft^r reaching Plymouth, he passed 
away. He made a nuncupative will to GOVER- 
NOR CARVER February twenty-first, 1620, 
and then closed his eyes in death. The will is 
given in the Mayflower Descendant (1:230). In 
this will the name is spelled MULLENS. 

ALICE MULLINS did not long survive her 
husband. The strain of that awful first winter 
proved too much for her constitution. BRAD- 


FORD writes : " Mr. MOLINES, and his WIFE, 
his SONE, and his servant [ROBERT CAR- 
TER], dyed the first winter. Only his daughter, 
PRISCILLA survived, and maried with JOHN 
ALDEN" ("History of Plimoth," page 536). 
There is some indication that WILLIAM^ was 
a lineal descendant of Edward I of England. 

The children of WILLIAM^ and ALICE 
MULLINS were: 

I. William'^ 2. Sarah^ 3. PRISCILLA^ 4. JOSEPH^ 

the Mayflower passengers, was born in Eng- 
land. By the death of her parents, early in 1621, 
she was left a double orphan. How CAPTAIN 
MILES STANDISH loved the fair maiden, 
and how he sent to her as his envoy JOHN^ 
ALDEN (see ALDEN family) with unlooked- 
for results, has been related by Henry W. Long- 
fellow, who was one of PRISCILLA'S de- 

As he warmed and glowed, in his simple and eloquent 

Quite forgetful of self, and full of the praise of his rival. 
Archly the maiden smiled, and, with eyes overrunning 

with laughter. 
Said, in a tremulous voice: "Why don't you speak for 

yourself, John?" 

By the marriage of PRISCILLA' MULLINS, in 1622, 
the name of MULLINS was merged in that of ALDEN ; in 1644 
the name of ALDEN was merged in that of Paybody; in 1683 
the name of Paybody was merged in that of B artlett ; in 1738 
the name of Bartlett was merged in that of Sprague ; in 1812 
the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 



1. Mayflower Descendant, Vol. i. 

2. "Eliab Alden." 

3. Boston Transcript, 1892, 1911. 

4. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 42. 

5. Bradford's "History of Plymouth." 

6. "Peabody Genealogy." 

7- Noble's (F. A.) "Pilgrims." 


1. JoHN^ Paybody (Paybodie, Peabody), of Eng- 

land, came to Plymouth, Massachusetts, as 
early as 1636, for he was admitted freeman in 
that year. He received a grant of land (ten 
acres) in 1637/8. He was a member of a jury 
which convicted three young Englishmen of 
the murder of an Indian, September fourth, 
1638; was on "the Grand Inquest" of June 
fourth, 1639; and was surety on a neighbor's 
bond in 1645. He made his will July sixteenth, 
1649, naming his wife Isabel, three sons, and 
a daughter therein. There is no existing record 
of his death, though it probably has occurred. 
His children were : 
I. Thomas^ 2. Francis^ 3. William' 4. Annis^ 

2. William^ Paybody (John^), of Duxbury, was 

born in England in i620±. He grew up in Dux- 
bury with his father, and then made a position 
and acquired a competency for himself. He 
bore arms in CAPTAIN STANDISH'S Dux- 
bury Company in 1643. He was a "yeoman", 
(1648), a "boatman" and "planter" (1672), and 


a "wheelwright" (1681). He was also a land 
surveyor, for many years the town clerk, and a 
Representative to the General Court from 1654 
to 1663, again in 1668, and from 1671 to 1682. 
He was admitted freeman in 165 1. He made 
his will May thirteenth, 1707, and died at Little 
Compton (now in Rhode Island) December 
thirteenth, 1707. He married, December twen- 
ty-sixth, 1644, Elizabeth^, eldest daughter of 
(see ALDEN family). His children, whose 
births he entered with his own hand upon 
records which still exist, were: 

I. John' 2. Elizabeth" 3. Mary' 

4. Mercy' 5. Martha' 6. Priscilla' 

7. Priscilla 2d' 8. Sarah' 9. Ruth' 

10. Rebecca' 11. Hannah' 12. William' 

13. Lydia' 

3. Hannah^ Paybody (William^ John^), of Dux- 
bury, was born October fifteenth, 1662. On 
October second, 1683, she married Samuel^ 
Bartlett (Benjamin^, Robert^), of the same 
town (see Bartlett family). 

By the marriage of Hannah' Paybody, in 1683, 
the name of Paybody was merged in that of Bartlett; in 

the name of Bartlett was merged in that of Sprague; in 

the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Mayflower Descendant, Vols, i, 6. 

2. "Year Book" (1897-98), Society of Colonial Wars. 

3. "Peabody Genealogy." 

4. Austen's "Genealogical Dictionary." 



Colonel William^ Pepperrell (or Pepper- 
ell) (1647- 1 73 4), w^s the first of his name to 
come to America. He was born at Tavistock, 
near Plymouth, England. At the age of twenty- 
two he came to this country in a fishing schooner, 
and settled at the Isle of Shoals; six years later 
he removed to Kittery, where he engaged in 
shipbuilding along with John^ Bray, the pioneer 
shipbuilder of the town. After a courtship of 
three years he married Mr. Bilay's daughter, 
Margery^, who was but nineteen (see Bray 
family). Mr. Bray at first hesitated to let his 
daughter wed with a man of slender means; 
but young Pepperrell' s business capacity soon 
won him over. Not many years later Mr. 
Pepperrell had a fleet of more than one hun- 
dred fishing schooners on the Grand Banks of 
Newfoundland, besides others engaged in for- 
eign trade. John^ Bray presented his son-in- 
law with a house lot at Kittery, on which Wil- 
liam^ Pepperrell erected a house which is still 

Colonel Pepperrell became Justice of the 
Peace in 1690, and held the office for thirty-five 
years. He was appointed Judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas in 171 5, and served in that 
capacity for many years with his son William^ 
as clerk. His business prospered, and in 1717, 
he took his son into partnership in shipping, 
lumber, and fisheries. He was one of the ori- 


ginal founders of the Congregational Church of 
Kittery, and ever an active member. His ver- 
satility is shown by the fact that he was not only 
an enterprising merchant, a distinguished jurist, 
and a zealous churchman, but he also won re- 
nown in those troublous times as a soldier. He 
commanded the garrison at Kittery Point during 
an Indian uprising in a fort named after himself, 
and for his services there and elsewhere rose to 
the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. On the family 
tomb is this inscription: 

"Here lyes the body of the Honorable Wil- 
liam Pepperel, Esq., who departed this life 
the 15th of February Anno Domini 1733, in the 
87th year of his age, with the remains of great 
part of his family." 

Mrs. Margery^ (Bray) Pepperrell, died 
April twenty-fourth, 1741. Her historian speaks 
of her as "exemplary for unaffected piety and 
amiable virtue — especially her charity, her cour- 
teous affability, her prudence, meekness, pa- 
tience, and unweariedness in well-doing." 

Colonel Pepperrell and his wife had eight 

children, two sons and six daughters : 

I. Andrew^ 2. Mary^ 3. Margery^ 

4. Joanna^ 5. Miriam^ 6. William^ 

7. Dorothy^ 8. Jane^ 

Of these eight children the sixth became fa- 
mous. He was a successful merchant and jurist, 
like his father; but in military skill and renown he 
far surpassed him. He was given command of 
the British land forces in 1745, and led the sue- 


cessful expedition which resulted in the capture 
of Lewisburg. As a reward for this achieve- 
ment he was knighted by the king of England, 
and had the unique distinction of being the only- 
native American that was ever made a baronet. 
He passed a year in England, and on his return 
lived in truly English fashion, "His walls were 
hung with costly mirrors and paintings, his side- 
boards loaded with silver, his cellars filled with 
choice wines, his park stocked with deer, a 
retinue of servants, a splendid barge with a 
black crew dressed in uniform, and all main- 
tained in Baronial style." A fine portrait of 
the Baronet hangs in the rotunda of the Capitol 
at Augusta, Maine. 

The brothers and sisters of Sir William^ Pep- 
perrell seem to have been more democratic. 
We are especially interested in: 
Joanna^ Pepperrell (Colonel William^), who 
was born in Kittery, June twenty-second, 1692; 
on March twentieth, 1710/11, she married Dr. 
George^ Jackson (Dr. George^ of Marblehead : 
see Aborn and Jackson families) of Kittery. 
A notice of her death is found in Willis's Old 
Eliot (IV, 46), a part of which is as follows: 

Kittery, Feb. 17, 1725/6. This Day Expir'd Mrs. 
Joanna Jackson, in the 34th year of her age: thelate 
Excellent Consort of Mr. George Jackson, Physician 
[sic] by whom she had 7 children, and Daughter of Lieut. 
Col. Pepperrell, Esq.: and Margery his Wife: 

She was a Comely Person, but her Principal Ornaments 
were the Virtues of her Mind. She was Exemplary in 
her whole Conversation towards all her Relatives; was 
Beneficial to all, especially to the Living Images of God; 


Manifested more than ordinary Compassion to Sick 
People, and was forward to Relieve the Poor. 

The children of Joanna^ (Pepperrell) and 
Dr. George^ Jackson were: 

I. Margery^ 2. Mary' 3. Elizabeth' 

4. Joanna* 5. Dorothy* 6. Jane* 

7. Miriam* 8. Sarah*, died in infancy 

The fifth child, Dorothy^ Jackson (born No- 
vember twenty-first, 1 717) was the grand- 
mother of Andrew^ Munsey. She married 
Derry^ Pitman (Nathaniel^, William^) in 
1736 (see Pitman family) ; their daughter MLary* 
Pitman (born 1749) married Timothy* Mun- 
sey in 1772 (see Munsey Line), and their son 
Andrew^ Munsey was born in 1785. 

By the marriage of Joanna^ Pepperrell, in 1711, 
the name of Pepperrell was merged in that of Jackson; in 1736 
the name of Jackson was merged in that of Pitman; in 1772* 
the name of Pitman was merged in that of MUNSEY. 

The New England Magazine (12:415) says: 
"The Pepperrell Family as such is found in this 
country for only about seventy-five years. 
During that period they amassed the largest 
fortune ever known at that time in New Eng- 
land, receiving the greatest honors ever con- 
ferred on a colonial by the mother country." 


1. New England Family History, Vol. I. 

2. Willis's Old Eliot, Vol. IV. 

*There was also an earlier Pitman-Munsey merger; see 
Maky* Aborn, page 51. 


3. Stackpole's "Old Kittery." 

4. Parsons's "Life of Sir Wm. Pepperrell." 

5. New England Magazine, Vol. XII. 

6. Belknap's "History of New Hampshire." 

7. "Year Book" (1895), Society of Colonial Wars. 


I. William^ Pitman (163 2- 168 2) seems to have 
been at Plymouth for a time in his youth; but 
he soon removed to Boston, where, November 
twenty-ninth, 1653, he was married to Barbara 
Evans by William Hibbins.* By 1657 he was 
living at Oyster River (now Durham, formerly 
part of Dover), New Hampshire, where he was 
taxed as late as 1677. His eldest son was born 
in 1658. His will was proved in 1682. He left 
the following children, most of them by a second 

wife, Anne , whom he married as early as 


i. John* ii. Francis* iii. Ezekiel' 

iv. Nathaniel* ' v. Joseph* vi. Elizabeth* 

vii. Abigail* viii. Sarah* ix. Anne* 

X. Zachariah* xi. Hannah* xii. Judith* 

2(iv) Nathaniel^ Pitman (William^) of Oyster 
River, New Hampshire, received a grant of thirty 
acres of land June twenty-third, 1701. He 

married Mrs. Deliverance ( ) Derry, 

the widow of John Derry, before September 
twenty-second, 1701 — probably in 1697. John 
and Deliverance had been taken captive by 

*See footnote on page 63 . 


the Indians in the Oyster River massacre of 
1694. The husband and a child, John, Jr., died 
in captivity. Nathaniel^ Pitman must have 
died before 1738, for on August third of that 
year, Mrs. Deliverance is again a widow, and 
sells sixty acres of land to her son Derry^ on 
condition that he shall give her an honorable 
burial after her decease, and pay twenty pounds 
to each of her sisters. The children of Natha- 
niel^ Pitman, so far as known, were: 
I. Derry* 2. Tabitha' 3. Abigail' 

3(iv) Derry^ Pitman (Nathaniel^, William^), of 
Dover, was born at Oyster River in 1698. 
Early in 1736 he married Dorothy^ Jackson 
(Dr. George^ Dr. George^) (see Jackson 
family). He joined the Dover church May 
twenty-fourth, 1724; his wife joined November 
fourteenth, 1756. He was mentioned in the will 
of Sir William^ Pepperrell in 1759. He lived 
later in Madbury and Durham. On May 
twelfth, 1 761, Derry^ Pitman of Durham, inn- 
holder, and Dorothy^ his wife sold their fifth 
interest in the estate of Dr. George^ Jackson, 
late of Salem, to one Jeremiah Lee of Marble- 
head. The last mention of Derry^ Pitman 
that has been found on record is in a deed dated 
1764, which gives his residence as Durham. In 
the Durham records twin children are men- 

I. Andrew Pepperrell* 2. Mary* 

4(iv) Mary* Pitman (Derry^ Nathaniel^, Wii> 


LiAM^) was born in Durham, New Hampshire, 
March twenty-second, 1749. She was, as we 
have seen, a twin with Andrew Pepperrell* 
Pitman. In 1772 she married Timothy* Mun- 
SEY (See MuNSEY Line). 

2(v) Joseph^ Pitman (William^). Very little is 
known of Joseph^ Pitman, except that he was 
the son of William^ and the father of Zacha- 
RiAH^. According to Savage, he was bound to 
William Tasket in 1686, apparently as an ap- 
prentice, but was discharged by the court be- 
cause of the cruelty of his master. He was 
killed by the Indians August nineteenth, 1704. 
He is merely a connecting link, but as such is 

3(v) Zachariah^ Pitman (Joseph^ William^) of 
Madbury, New Hampshire, was married to 
Mercy^ Conner (Timothy^) November thir- 
teenth, 1723, by Rev. Jeremiah Wise, of Dover. 
He headed a petition May tenth, 1743; was one 
of the petitioners for the incorporation of Mad- 
bury in 1758. In his will of June third, 1783 
(Strafford County Probate Records, 2:153) he 
says: "I will and bequeath unto my daughter, 
Abigail Munsey, wife of David Munsey, one 
cow, etc." 

4(v) Abigail* Pitman (Zachariah^, Joseph^, Wil- 
liam^) of Madbury was baptized by Rev. J. 
Cushing of Dover in 1728. She married David^ 
Munsey (also baptized 1728, when about seven 
years old*), as shown above, some time before 

*See page 13, David* Munsey. 


1749. Her son Timothy* Munsey married 
Mary* Pitman (Derry^, Nathaniel^, Wil- 
liam^). Thus two lines of William^ Pitman's 
descendants were merged in the Munsey line. 


1. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 7, 9, 

10, 23,30, 33. 

2. "Wentworth Genealogy." 

3. "Thurston and Pitman Families" (C. M. Thurston). 

4. Quint's "First Parish, Dover." 

5. Coverley's "Annals of Boodeys." 

6. Rev. Hugh Adams's "Records — Oyster River." 

7. Dover "Historic Collections." 

g. Teale's "Historical Memories of Ancient Dover." 
9. "Landmarks in Ancient Dover." 

10. New Hampshire Historic Collections, Vol. 8. 

11. Strafford County "Probate Records," Vol. 2. 

12. "Ninth Report of Record Commissioners of Boston." 

13. Goodwin's "Pilgrim Republic." 

14. Essex Antiquarian, Vol. 3. 

15. New Hampshire "State Papers," XXXI. 260. 

16. "Dover (New Hampshire), Marriages," by J. R. 
Ham, page 167. 


JoHN^ Prescott, the founder of Lancaster, Massa- 
chusetts, was born in Standish, England, in 
1604. He married Mary Platts at Wygan, 
Lancashire, January twenty-first, 1629; he 
died in America in 1683. He left England to 
avoid persecution. In 1638 he landed at Bar- 
badoes, where he bought land. In 1640 he 
came to New England and settled in Watertown. 


In 1643, with Thomas King and others, he pur- 
chased "Nashaway" (a part of which is now 
Lancaster), and became one of the earliest 
settlers. Nourse, in his "Annals of Lancaster," 
says the town would have been named "Pres- 
cott" had its founder been a freeman*; but he 
had never given public adhesion to the estab- 
lished church covenant, and was therefore in- 
capable of voting or holding office. In 1669, 
however, he was admitted freeman. He was a 
farmer, blacksmith, and millwright. 

JoHN^ Prescott was a heroic figure in the 
early history of Lancaster and Groton. He 
brought with him a metallic coat of mail, which 
he sometimes wore when dealing with the sa- 
vages; this served to impress them, as his force, 
capacity, and judgment did his white neigh- 
bors. Nourse calls him an "ideal pioneer," 
a "true builder of the nation." He distin- 
guished himself for bravery and leadership in 
the Indian Wars. He served in the garrison at 
Lancaster, and in the defense of the town 
against the Indians on August twenty-second, 
1675, and February tenth, 1676. 

He had a numerous family of descendants, 
many of whom have been persons of great ability 
and distinction. His great-grandson, Colonel 
William Prescott, was chief in command at the 
Battle of Bunker Hill. Another descendant was 
William H. Prescott, the famous historian of the 

* See footnote on page 50. 


"Conquest of Mexico," "Conquest of Peru," 
etc. At the time of his death, in 1683, his family- 
had become one of the wealthiest and most in- 
fluential in Massachusetts. 

JoHN^ and Mary^ (Platt(s)) Prescott had 
eight children: 

I. Mary^ 2. Martha' 3. John' 

4. Sarah' 5. Hannah' 6. Lydia' 

7. Jonathan' 8. Jonas' 

2. Mary^ Prescott (John^) was born in England. 
She was baptized in Halifax Parish, February 
twenty-fourth, 1630/ 1. At the age of eighteen 
she married Thomas^ Sawyer of Lancaster (see 
Sawyer family), and by him became the mother 
of eleven children. She survived her husband, 
who died on September twelfth, 1706. 

By the marriage of Mary' Prescott, in 1648, 
the name of Prescott was merged in that of Sawyer; 
and in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Society of Colonial Wars, "Illinois, 1900." 

2. Nourse's "Annals of Lancaster." 


I. Governor Thomas^ Prence ("Prince", we 
style it, but he wrote it Prence) of Plymouth, 
Duxbury, and Eastham, was born i6oo± in the 
parish of Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England. 
He was the son of Thomas Prence of All Saints 
Barking, London, a carriage maker. Thomas^ 
came to Plymouth, Mass., in the Fortune, in 


1 62 1. Soon he became recognized as a mem- 
ber of ELDER BREWSTER'S family, and on 
August fifth, 1624, he married the Elder's 
daughter, Patience^. This was the ninth mar- 
riage in the colony. 

In July, 1627, Mr. Prence^ and a half dozen 
of the most prominent of the colonists, agreed 
to assume all debts (about two thousand four 
hundred pounds) and conduct the entire trade. 
The main purpose of this was to devise means 
to bring over more of their friends from Leyden. 
In this they were successful. 

In 1634 Prence's first wife died. In that 
year he was elected Governor for the first time. 
Later he removed from Plymouth to Duxbury, 
which prevented his immediate re-election, since 
there was a requirement that the governor 
should live at Plymouth. Accordingly he was 
chosen Assistant; but in 1638 he was again 
elected Governor and allowed to reside in Dux- 
bury. After a short time he was succeeded by 
WILLIAM BRADFORD, who died in 1657. 
ThenPRENCE^ was elected for the third time, 
and held office until his death in 1673. 

He was married four times: (i) to Pa- 
tience^ Brewster in 1624; (2) to Mary Collier 
(William^) in 1635; (3) to Mrs. Apphia, widow 
of Samuel^ Freeman, before December eighth, 
1662; and (4) to Mrs. Mary, widow of Thomas^ 

He died at Eastham, March twenty-ninth, 
1673; he was buried at Plymouth. 


His children were: 



2. Rebecca^ 





5. Elizabeth" 





8. Jane" 



The eulogies pronounced upon Governor 
Prence by his friends at the time [oi his death 
and by succeeding generations are remarkable. 
The Plymouth Church records speak of his 
departure (although he lived to the ripe age of 
seventy-three) as " a very awfull f rowne of God 
upon this chh & colony." Cotton Mather 
spoke at great length upon his virtues and ac- 
complishments. In the course of this tribute 
he says: 

Sometimes during the life, but always after the death of 
GOV. BRADFORD, even until his own, Mr. Thomas 
Prence was chosen Governor of Plymouth. He was a 
man where natural parts exceeded his acquired; but the 
want and worth of acquired parts was a thing so sensible 
to him, that Plymouth never had a greater Mecaenas of 
learning in it. It was he that in spite of much contradic- 
tion procured revenues for the support of grammar schools 
in that colony . . He ever would refuse anything 

that looked like a bribe; so if any person having a case 
to be heard at Court had sent a present unto his family 
in his absence, he would presently send back the value 
thereof in money unto the person. Had he been only a 
private Christian [he manifested] a strict walk with God, 
which might justly have been made an example to the 
whole colony. 

2. Mercy^ Prence (Governor Thomas^) was born 
in Plymouth in 1631. On February thirteenth, 
1649/50, she married Major John^ Freeman 
(Edmiind^) of Sandwich (see Freeman Ifamlly). 


By the marriage of Mercv^ Prence, in 1649/50, 
the name of Prence was merged in that of Freeman I; 

in 1717 

the name of Freeman I was merged in that of Cobb; 
in 1755 

the name of Cobb was merged in that of HOPKINS; 

and in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts." 

2. Plymouth "Court Orders." 

3. Mayflower Descendant, Vols, i, 4, 6. 

4. New England Family History, Vol. 2. 

5. Cotton Mather's "Magnalia," II, ii, 2. 

6. Society of Colonial Wars, "Year Book," (1894). 


Thomas^ Sawyer, of Rowley and Lancaster, 
Massachusetts, was born in England about 1616. 
His father's name is said to have been John. 
Thomas was one of "three brothers" (Thomas, 
Edward, and William) who came to Massa- 
chusetts after 1640. Thomas and Edward were 
at Rowley in 1643; in 1647 Thomas went to 
Lancaster. This is the oldest town in Worcester 
County; it was incorporated in 1653, but from 
1676 to 1681 it was abandoned as unsafe, owing 
to Indian incursions during King Philip's War. 
Thomas^ Sawyer was one of the first six sett- 
lers, and one of the Prudential Managers and 
Dividers of Land. In 1648 he married Mary^ 
Prescott, daughter of John^ PRESCOTT,the head 
man of the settlement; she was baptized at 
Sowerby, England, February twenty-fourth, 


Thomas^ Sawyer lived next south of his 
father-in-law, at Lancaster, on ground "re- 
cently [1884] occupied by the Seventh Day 
Advent Society, and now the residence of his 
descendant, Sally (Sawyer) Chase." He took 
part in King Philip's War, a garrison ("Saw- 
yer's") being established on his land. In King 
Philip's attack, February tenth, 1675/6, his son 
Ephraim was killed, either at "Sawyer's" or at 
"Prescott's," In Clinton. All the Sawyers west 
of Middlesex County seem to have been de- 
scendants of Thomas^ He had eleven children, 

1. Thomas* Sawyer, born 1648 or 1649; married (i), 1670, 

Sarah , (2) 1672, Hannah Lewis, (3) 1718, 

Mary White; died 1736. 

2. Ephraim* Sawyer, born 1650; killed by Indians in 1675. 

3. Marie^ Sawyer, born 1652. 

4. Joshua* Sawyer, born 1655; married, 1678, Sarah Potter, 

of Woburn. 

5. James* Sawyer, born 1657; married, February fourth, 

1687, Mary Marble. 

6. Caleb* Sawyer, born 1659. 

7. John* Sawyer, born 1661. 

8. Elizabeth* Sawyer, born 1663. 

9. Deborah* Sawyer, born 1666; died in infancy. 
10. Nathaniel* Sawyer, born 1670. 

n. Martha* Sawyer, born 1673. 

In the Lancaster Cemetery is his grave stone, 
inscribed as follows: 

Dec'd Sep- 
tember 12, 1706. 

2. Thomas^ Sawyer (Thomas^), of Lancaster, Mass., 
was the first white child born in the town. He 


was born on the second or twelfth of May or 
July, 1648 or 1649. He married (i), August 

eleventh, 1670, Sarah , who died January 

second, 1672, leaving a child, Mary, born No- 
vember thirtieth, 1671. On September twenty- 
first, 1672, he married (2) Hannah^ Lewis 
(William^); and (3) July fifteenth, 171 8, Mary 
White, who died August twenty-second, 1733. 
In 1708, he, his son Elias^, and John Bigelow 
were captured and taken to Canada by the 
Indians. Now the name of Sawyer has ever 
been associated with mills and mill-saws; ac- 
cordingly, when the party reached Montreal, 
Thomas^ Sawyer offered to put up a mill on the 
River Chambly, on condition that the French 
Governor should obtain a release of all the cap- 
tives. There was no difficulty in effecting the 
ransom of Bigelow and young Sawyer; but the 
Indians were determined that Thomas^ Sawyer, 
who had the reputation of being a very brave 
man, should be put to death by lingering tor- 
tures. Artifice at length secured his release. 
A friar appeared suddenly, doubtless by ar- 
rangement with the Governor, and said that he 
held the key to Purgatory in his hand, and that 
if they did not release the prisoner without 
delay, he would unlock the gate and cast them 
in headlong. Their superstitious fears being 
aroused, the Indians unbound Sawyer, who was 
already tied to the stake, and yielded him to the 
Governor. He finished the mill, which was the 
first one built in Canada, before the year was 


out, and was sent home in company with Bige- 
low. Elias^ Sawyer was detained a while, to 
teach the Canadians the art of sawing and keep- 
ing the mill in order; he was finally dismissed 
with rich presents. In the Lancaster Cemetery 
is the gravestone of Thomas^, inscribed as follows : 

Here lyes Buried 

y" Body of Mr 


Who died September 

Sth, 1736, in y" 89th 

Year of his Age. 

Thomas^ Sawyer held many positions of 
trust; among others, that of Representative to 
the General Court in 1707. His oldest son, 
BezaleeP, died before his father; the next oldest, 
who was 

3. William^ Sawyer (Thomas^-^), was a child of the 
second marriage (with Hannah Lewis). He 
was born in February, 1679, and in 1700 married 
Mary^ Houghton (John^^^). Some say his 
first wife was Hannah^ Houghton; but he left 
a widow Mary, at his death, in 1 741. He 
raised a family of twelve children, as follows: 

1. Mary* Sawyer; married Phinehas Willard. 

2. Hannah* Sawyer; married John Snow. 

3. Hepzibah* Sawyer; married Increase Powers. 

4. Aholiab* Sawyer; "eldest son," baptized 171 1. 

5. William* Sawyer; "second son". 

6. Josiah* Sawyer; "third son". 

7. Thankful* Sawyer; married Jonathan Fairbanks. 

8. Benjamin* Sawyer. 

9. Dr. Israel* Sawyer. 

10. Martha* Sawyer; married Charles Wilder. 

11. Joseph* Sawyer. 

12. Uriah* Sawyer. 


4. Aholiab* Sawyer, of Lancaster and Bolton, 
Massachusetts (William^, Thomas^^), is shown 
by the administration papers of his father's 
estate to be the oldest of William's^ seven sons. 
Under date of 1741 we read: 

Then sett oflF to Aholiab the eldest son that Peice of Land 
where he now Dwells Bounded westerly by Gates land, etc. 

In the same document William* is called the 
second son, and Josiah the third. Since his 
father was married in 1700 and Aholiab was bap- 
tized in 171 1, his birth is bounded by those 
dates. Though he was the oldest son, he had 
five sisters, and some of them may have been 
older than he. In 1735 he married Betty 
(or Elizabeth*) Sawyer (Ephraim^, James^, 
Thomas^), a distant cousin, for they had the 
same great-grandfather (see chart). Betty was 
born in 171 1 and lived past the century mark, 
dying in 181 5. No record of Aholiab's death 
has been found; he was living in 1764. The 
children of Aholiab* and Betty* (Sawyer) 
Sawyer were as follows: 

1. Submit" Sawyer, born June seventeenth, 1736. 

2. Elizabeth" Sawyer, born September twenty-fifth, 1737. 

3. Mary" Sawyer, born September thirtieth, 1738. 

4. Aholiab" Sawyer, born May twenty-seventh, 1742. 

5. Sibillah" Sawyer, born March eighth, 1744-5- 

6. Elizabeth" Sawyer, born May twenty-ninth, 1747. 

"Evidently the first Elizabeth had died young. 

7. Ephraim" Sawyer, born November twentieth, 1749. 

8. Israel" Sawyer, born September ninth, 1751. 

9. Susannah" Sawyer, born February, 1754. 

10. George" Sawyer, born November twenty-fifth, 1757 
(O. S., or Dec. 6, N. S.) 


5. George^ Sawyer, of Bolton, Massachusetts, and 
Stark and Smithfield, Maine (Aholiab*, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^"-^), when a little more than 
seventeen years of age, is found enrolled in 
Captain Artemas How's Militia Company dur- 
ing the "Lexington Alarm" in 1775. Whether 
he took part in the battle is uncertain; but 
he was evidently one of the Minute Men ready 
to report wherever ordered. During the siege 
of Boston he was serving under Captain Samuel 
Woods, later under Captain Jonathan Hough- 
ton, and in the "Jerseys," in 1 776-1 777, under 
Captain David Nurse. Thus far he had served 
as a private; but the Military Secretary at 
Washington writes us, in reply to our inquiry: 

It is shown by the records that George Sawyer served 
as a Sergeant in Capt. Seth Newton's Company of 
Stearns's Regiment, Massachusetts Militia, in the Revolu- 
tionary War. His name is found on a muster roll of the 
company dated May 21, 1778. 

In his application for a pension in after years, 
we find that in 1780 Sergeant George^ Saw- 
yer was serving in 1 780, under a Captain Saw- 
yer, and that he took part in the Battle of Har- 
lem Heights. His pension claim was allowed. 

Leaving the Revolutionary Army in 1780, we 
next hear of George^ Sawyer as marrying Lucy® 
Merritt (Noah^ Jonathan*, John^"^, Henry^). 
They seem to have left Bolton, Massachusetts. 
George's grandson, Henry Sawyer Doyen, of 
Cornville, Me., says: "I have heard my mother 
[Sarah Lee (Sawyer) Doyen], say something , 


about their coming from Charlotteville, On- 
tario, Canada East, to Stark, Maine; that in 
the time of the Revolutionary War they took 
the side of the Americans, and that the British 
persecuted them, and they had to flee that 
country; and that they then came to Stark and 
settled there. Looking over the town records 
of Stark I found that George^ Sawyer was 
one of the men who organized the town in 1794; 
that he was one of the Board of Selectmen for 
a number of years; that in 181 2 they moved to 
Smithfield and died there." 

They were buried in the Smithfield burying 
ground. A double stone marks their resting 
place, with the following inscription: 

On one side : 



Son of Aholiab Sawyer. 

Born in Bolton, Mass., Dec. 6, 1757. 

Died in Smithfield, Maine, Apr. 30, 1842. 


A Soldier in the Revolutionary War. 

On the other side: 


Daughter of 

Noah Merritt and Sarah Lee, 

Wife of 


Born in Templeton, Mass., May 25, 1762. 

Died in Smithfield, Maine, March 2, 1832. 

The children of George^ and Lucy^ (Mer- 
ritt) Sawyer were: 

I. Henry* Sawyer, born December ninth, 1786; died Sep- 
tember, 1788. 


2. Betsy^ Sawyer, born February third, 1789; married 

1812, Andrew Munsey, as his second wife (see 
Part I). She died August eighth, 1848. 

3. Otis° Sawyer, born in East Mercer, April nineteenth, 

1792; married 18 16, Mahala Leathers; died Febru- 
ary twelfth, 1826. 

4. Josiah* Sawyer, born August twelfth, 1798; married 

March third, 1823, Sarah Boston; died October 
twenty-seventh, 1863. 

5. Lucy® Sawyer, born December twenty-fourth, 1798; 

married Bailey. 

6. Sarah Lee° Sawyer, born September twentieth, 1801; 

married Jeremiah Doyen; died May second, 1866. 

7. George' Sawyer, born April eighth, 1805 ; died December 

fifth, 1857, unmarried. 

By the marrriage of Betsey Sawyer, in 1812, the name of Sawyer 
was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. "Sawyers in America," Carter. 

2. Nourse's "Lancaster." 

3. Nourse's "Annals." 

4. "Houghton Genealogy." 

5. "Lancaster Records." 

6. Willard's "Lancaster." 

7. "Templeton Records." 


jEdward Southworth, of Leyden, Holland, was 
born IS90±, and died 1621+. He married May 
twenty-eighth, 1613, Alice^ Carpenter, who 
was born in England in IS90± and died in Ply- 
mouth, Massachusetts, March twenty-sixth, 1670 
(O. S., April fifth, N. S.). She was the daughter 
of (Alexander Carpenter of Wrington, Somer- 
setshire, England (see Carpenter family); on 
August fourteenth, 1623, she married GOV- 



Little is known of lEdward Southworth. He 
was a silk worker in Leyden, one of the Pilgrim 
exiles in Rev. John Robinson's church. He was 
there as early as i6ii, and a brother Thomas 
was a witness of his wedding there in 1 613. No 
documentary evidence has been found to prove 
who was his father, though it seems probable 
that it was Thomas Southworth of Samlesbury. 
If this is correct, the line runs back unbroken for 
fourteen generations to Gilbert de Southworth 
in the beginning of the thirteenth century. 

General Constant^ Southworth of Duxbury, 
son of lEdward and Alice^ (Carpenter) South- 
worth was the first male of his line to take 
passage to America. His mother, a widow 
(see Carpenter family), had come in the Ann 
to Plymouth, leaving her two sons Constant' 
and Thomas in Leyden, and soon after had mar- 

In 1628, when Constant^ was about four- 
teen years old, he rejoined his mother at Ply- 
mouth; soon after his brother, two years his 
junior, also came. GOVERNOR BRADFORD 
proved a kind father, and the boys grew up into 
leading citizens. Constant* settled in Dux- 
bury, was a volunteer— "though young" — for 
the Pequot War of 1637, and the same year 
married Elizabeth^ Collier (William') (see 
Collier family). For seventeen years he was 


Deputy from Duxbury, and for sixteen years 
Treasurer of the Colony. On the death of his 
younger brother he succeeded him as Assistant 
and served for nine years. He went to King 
Philip's War, though he was past sixty, but soon 
yielded his place to his son-in-law, Benjamin 
Church, the great Indian fighter. Goodwin 

For several generations those who bore the name of 
Southworth, and those who married the female descend- 
ants, were almost without exception brave soldiers in the 
Colonial Wars. A condensed account of General Con- 
stant' Southworth's military and civil record, taken 
from the Year Book of the Society of Colonial Wars, is 
as follows: General Constant Southworth (1615-1679) 
served in the Pequot War, 1637; ensign Duxbury Com- 
pany, 1646; Lieut. 1653 ; Deputy from 1647 for twenty-two 
years; Treasurer of Plymouth Colony for sixteen years; 
Member of the Council of War, 1658; Commissioner 
for the United Colonies, 1668. Commissary General 
during King Philip's War; Governor of Kennebec. He 
died March tenth, 1679-80, aged about sixty-five years. 

The children of Constant^ and Elizabeth^ 
(Collier) Southworth were: 

I. Alice'' 

2. Mercy' 

3. Priscilla* 

4. Edward" 

5. Nathaniel" 

6. William* 

7. Mary* 

8. Elizabeth* 

Mercy^ Southworth (Constant^) was born in 
Duxbury about 1638. On May twelfth, 1658, 
she was married at Eastham to Samuel^ Free- 
man of the same town, son of Samuel^ of Wa- 
tertown (see Freeman II family). She died No- 
vember twenty-fifth, 1 71 2. 


By the marriage of Mercy^ Southworth, in 1658, 
the name of Southworth was merged in that of Freeman II; 
in 1695 

the name of Freeman II* was merged in that of Pepper; 
in 1754 

the name of Pepper was merged in that of Mereen; 

in 1784 

the name of Mereen was merged in that of HOPKINS; 
and in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MXJNSEY. 


1. " Southworth Genealogy." 

2. Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 3. 

3 . Goodwin's " Pilgrim Republic." 

4. Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary." 

5. Society of Colonial Wars: "Year Book" (1895). 


I. Francis^ Sprague, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, 
sailed from London for New England in 1623, 
with Anna and Mercy, his daughters, or possibly 
his WIFE and daughter. They reached Ply- 
mouth in the latter part of June, in the Ann. The 
same year three acres of land were allotted to him 
"to the sea eastward." In 1627, at the time of 
the division of cattle, Francis^ Sprague was 
in the *'sixt lott," of thirteen persons, consisting 
of the Adamses, WINSLOWS, Bassetts, and 
Spragues. Besides Francis^ Sprague, we find 
Anna and Mercy mentioned, and we may be sure 
there was no other Sprague in the colony at 

*The Freemans II also became Munseys by the Hopkins 
route direct in 1719, when Caleb* Hopkins married Mercy* 
Freeman II. 


that time. Probably his two children John^ 
and Dorcas^ were born in Plymouth or in Dux- 

In 1632, Duxbury was set off from Plymouth, 
and in 1637, incorporated as a town. The fol- 
lowing year Francis' was licensed as an inn- 
holder there, and continued there at least until 
1666. He is spoken of as being "a man of in- 
fluence and property." He was one of the 
original proprietors of Bridgewater (1645), 
though he never resided there. In 1660 he 
became one of the purchasers of Dartmouth. 

His wife's maiden name is unknown, and her 
Christian name is in dispute; possibly he mar- 
ried a second wife in America. He had at least 
three children, and if Anna was not his wife, 
but his daughter, he had four. The other three 

I. Mercy' 2. John'' 3. Dorcas* 

The date of his death is not known, but it falls 
between 1666 and 1669. 

2. JoHN^ Sprague (Francis^ of Duxbury suc- 
ceeded to his father's business in 1669. His 
birthdate has not been found, but it is probable 
that he was born in Plymouth. In 1655 he 
married Ruth^ Bassett (William^) of Dux- 
bury (see Bassett family). They lived for a 
time in Marshfield. John^ was killed by the 
Indians in the fight at Pawtucket, March twenty- 
sixth, 1676. His widow later married 


Thomas. The children of John^ and Ruth^ 
(Bassett) Sprague were: — 

I. John* 2. William' 3. Ruth' 

4. Elizabeth' 5. Desire' 6. Samuel' 

7. Dorcas' 

William' Sprague (John^, Francis^) of Dux- 
bury married, at some unknown date, Grace^ 
Wadsworth (Deacon John^, Christopher'^), 
also of Duxbury (see Wadsworth family). He 
was chosen "Surveyor of Highways" March 
seventeenth, 1708. He was drowned Novem- 
ber twenty-fifth, 1 71 2, by the upsetting of a 
whale boat. His widow married Josiah Wormall 
of Duxbury, December twenty-fifth, 1723. She 
died in 1758. 

The children of William' and Grace' (Wads- 
worth) Sprague, all born in Duxbury, were: — 
I. Ruth" 2. Zeruiah* 3. Jethro' 4. Terah* 

Jethro* Sprague (William', John^ Francis^ 
of Duxbury, Massachusetts, and Cape Small 
Point, Maine, was born in Duxbury, November 
thirtieth, 1709. He married (i), December 
twelfth, 1738 Patience^ Bartlett Qoseph*, 
Samuel', Benjamin^ Robert^), a descendant of 
eight Mayflower Pilgrims (see Bartlett family). 
He married (2) Mrs. Bethiah (Sprague) Gush- 
ing, daughter of Samuel' Sprague (SamueP, 
William^) of Duxbury, a descendant of William^ 
of Hingham. 

Jethro* Sprague was one of the enterprising 
citizens of Duxbury; he owned a farm and a 


country store; built schooners; and had a public 
house, called " Sprague's Tavern." He was 
chosen constable March twentieth, 1748, but de- 
clined to serve. He was on the petit and grand 
juries at Plymouth Court in 1760. In 1761, in a 
small craft of his own building, he took his family 
and sailed for Maine. He settled at Cape Small 
Point, in Georgetown (now Phippsburg), and 
engaged in lumbering, fishing,and tailoring. He 
bought and lived in Bliffin's (or Blethen's) farm. 
The last record of him is in 1773, when he con- 
veys land in Duxbury to his sister, Zeruiah, 
(Sprague) Chandler. 

The children of Jethro* and Patience^ 
(Bartlett) Sprague so far as known were: — 
I. Sylvanus' or Silvina 2. William" 

5. Lieutenant William'^ Sprague (Jethro*, Wil- 
liam^, JoHN^, Francis^), of Phippsburg, Maine, 
was a tailor, farmer, and soldier. He was born 
May or November nineteenth, 1740, and died 
March twenty-fifth, 1829. He married March 
second, 1763, Mrs. Miriam^ (Day) Blethen, 
widow of James Blethen, whom she had married 
July thirtieth, 1757. She died October fifth, 
1836 (see Day family). 

In 1776 William^ Sprague was commissioned 
as ist Lieutenant in Captain James Cobb, Jr.'s 
(Fourth) Company, First Lincoln County Regi- 
ment of Massachusetts Militia. He was a Rev- 
olutionary pensioner, and was at times called 
"Captain," although the reason is not obvious. 
It was probably a kind of honorary title. 


The children of William^ and Miriam^ (Day) 
Blethen-SpRAGUE, all born in Phippsburg, 
were : — 

I. William' 2. Jethro" 3. Nelson' 

4. Grace' 5. Patience' 6. Sylvina' 

7. Mary' 8. Lovina' 

William^ Sprague (Lieutenant William^, 
Jethro*, William^ John^, Francis^), of 
Georgetown (Phippsburg), Maine, was born in 
May, 1767. On December seventeenth, 1789, 
he was married by Rev. Ezekiel Emerson to 
Rachel^ McIntyre (Joseph^, William^) of 
Georgetown. She was born in 1772, and died 
August twenty-fifth, 1841. He was a farmer 
and millwright; he also served in the War of 
1 812. He died October fifth, 1848, aged eighty- 
one years, five months. His wife died August 
twenty-fifth, 1841. They were buried at Small 
Point, on his farm. 

The children of William^ and Rachel^ (Mc- 
Intyre) Sprague were eleven in number: 

I. Sally' 2. ThankfuF 3. Polly' 

4. Nathaniel' 5. Thomas Hardy' 6. Alden' 

7. Alfred' 8. Miriam' 9. Charlotte' 

10. Caroline' ii. Rachel' 

Miriam'' Sprague (William®, Lieutenant Wil- 

LiAM^ Jethro*, William^ John^, Francis^), 

of Small Point, Phippsburg, was born March 

sixteenth, 1792; on August thirteenth, 1812, she 

married Elisha^ Hopkins (Elisha^ Simeon®, 

CALEB^^ GILES^ STEPHEN^) of Harpswell 

(see Hopkins Line). She died January 

twentieth, 1876. 


By the marriage of Miriam' Sprague, in 1812, 
the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; 
and in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 2. 

2. Winsor's "Duxbury." 

3. "Sprague Families in America." 

4. Austin's "Genealogical Dictionary." 

5. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 3. 

6. Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary." 

7. Goodwin's "Pilgrim Republic." 

8. "Sprague Memorial." 

9. Daggett's "Attleboro." 

10. Duxbury "Vital Records." 

11. "Probate Records, Plymouth County." 

12. "Wadsworth Family." 

13. "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolu- 

tionary War." 

14. Maine Historical Society Collections, 2d series (1899), 

X. 322. 

15. Affidavit of Marcellus D. Sprague (M. G. I. 157; III. 



JoHN^ Stockbridge, a wheelwright by trade, 
came to New England in the Blessing, John 
Leicester, master, in June, 1635. He was then 
twenty-seven years old; therefore he was born 
in 1608. His wife, Anne, was twenty-one and 
their son Charles a year old. He went to Sci- 
tuate, where, in 1638, he took the oath of fidelity. 
His wife died about 1642, and he married (2) 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Hatch) Soan in 1643. His 

third wife was Mary , who survived him. 

He was one of the Conihasset partners in 1646. 


He owned a large tract of land near "Stock- 
bridge's Mill pond." In 1656 he purchased one- 
half a mill privilege of George Russell, together 
with a saw mill which Isaac Stedman had erected 
ten years before. He then built a grist mill, in 
partnership with Mr. Russell. The same year, 
probably, he built the Stockbridge Mansion 
House, which was a garrison in King Philip's 
War. When the building was torn down — in 
1840 — ^bullets were found imbedded in the tim- 
bers, which the Indians had fired at the inmates 
during a siege. 

JoHN^ Stockbridge died August thirteenth, 
1657. His children were as follows: 

By the first wife, Anne : 
I. Charles^ 2. Hannah'' 3. Elizabeth* 

By the second wife, Elizabeth (Hatch) Soan: 
4. Sarah'' 5. Hester'' 

By the third wife, who later m. Daniel Henrick: 

6. Abigail^ 7. John* (probably died young) 

(Since the Ancestral Chart was made, it has been found 
that Anne was the mother of Elizabeth", who was born 
in 1639). 

Elizabeth^ Stockbridge (John^) was born in 
Scituate in 1639/40. Her mother was the first 
wife of JoHN^. She married in 1661 Thomas^ 
Hyland (see Hyland family). 

By the marriage of Elizabeth* Stockbridge, in 1661, 
the name of Stockbridge was merged in that of Hyland ; in 1686 
the name of Hyland was merged in that of Merritt ; in 1786 

the name of Merritt was merged in that of Sawyer; in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 



1. "American Ancestry," Vol. 3. 

2. Barry's "Sketch of Hanover, Massachusetts." 

3. Deane's "Scituate." 

4. Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary." 

5. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 70, 71. 

6. "Ninth Report, Record Commissioners, Boston," 



Richard^ Treat (jRobert, 2Richard, sWilliam, 
John) was born in 1584, in Pitminster, Somer- 
set, England. He married April twenty-seventh 
1615, in Pitminster, Alice Gaylord, daughter 
of Hugh. Richard^ was one of the first settlers 
of Wethersfield, Connecticut, where we find him 
chosen juror on June fifteenth, 1643. This was 
"a high position then, generally occupied only 
by the most prominent persons." He was also 
called "Mr.", — "a title fully as high as Honor- 
able is now."* In 1644 he was chosen Deputy, 
and annually elected as such for fourteen years, 
After this he was eight times elected Assistant. 
"He must have been a man of high social stand- 
ing and of much influence in the town." When 
the General Court secured a charter for the 
Connecticut Colony in 1662, Richard^ Treat 
and two of his sons-in-law were among the nine- 
teen patentees, or charter members, to whom 
Charles II sent the famous document. Richard^ 
was a man of considerable wealth, and an ex- 
tensive land owner. His farms consisted of from 

See footnote, page 27, and Index of Subjects. 


one thousand to one thousand five hundred 
acres. He died some time between October 
eleventh, 1669, and March third, 1690/70. His 
widow survived him. Their children were: — 

I. Honor* 2. Joanna' 3. Sarah' 

4. Richard' 5. Robert' 6. Elizabeth' 

7. Susanna' 8. Alice' 9. James' 
10. Katherine' 

Governor Robert^ Treat (Richard^), of Mil- 
ford, Connecticut, was born in i624±, in Pit- 
minster, Somerset, England. He came with his 
father to America, but seems to have left 
Wethersfield, Connecticut, where his father 
settled, at an early age; for in 1639, we find him 
in Milford. Though at that time he was less 
than sixteen years old, he was one of the nine 
appointed to survey and lay out the lands of the 
new town, just purchased of the Indians. Some- 
time previous to 1648 he married (i) Jane^, 
daughter of Edward^ (or Edmund) Tapp. She 
died in 1703, and he married (2), at the age of 
eighty-one, Mrs. Elizabeth (Powell) [HoUings- 
worth-Bryan], a lady of only sixty-four; yet he 
survived her several years, dying July twelfth, 

Robert^ Treat was the eighth Governor 
of Connecticut. He was Lieutenant-Governor 
from 1676-82, then Governor from 1683-87. 
On the thirty-first day of October, in 1687, Sir 
Edmund Andros usurped the government and 
demanded the Charter of the Colony, which 
Richard^ Treat, the Governor's father, had 


helped to secure from Charles II. Governor 
Treat sent for it, and told the Secretary to put 
it in the box where it had lain and leave the key 
in the box. He feared that if the charter were 
surrendered, the Colony would get a far less 
liberal one, or perhaps none at all. So he had 
the debate prolonged until candle lighting; 
then, at a preconcerted signal, the lights were 
extinguished, and a Captain Wadsworth, in the 
confusion, carried off the charter. He secreted 
it in a hollow of the famous Charter Oak, in 
Hartford, where it lay until a change of govern- 
ment occurred in England. When William and 
Mary came to the throne. Sir Edmund Andros 
found himself in disfavor, and finally was im- 
prisoned in Boston. On May ninth, 1689, at the 
urgent request of the people. Governor Treat 
and his magistrates resumed the government of 
the Colony. They took the charter from its 
hiding place and continued as before. Gover- 
nor Treat held his high office until 1697. He 
had been Lieutenant-Governor, as we have said, 
from 1676-82, and from 1698-1707 was again 
Lieutenant-Governor. Thus with the excep- 
tion of Andros's brief usurpation, Robert'^ 
Treat served the Colony continuously, as Lieu- 
tenant-Governor or Governor, from 1676 to 
1707, or thirty-two years. 

In Frederick C. Norton's "Governors of Con- 
necticut," after reading of the "priceless services 
of Robert^ Treat, rendered to the Colony dur- 
ing a critical period," we find this tribute to his 
military skill, quoted from HoUister: 


Governor Treat was not only a man of high courage, 
but was one of the most cautious military leaders, 
and possessed a quick sagacity, united with a 
breadth of understanding that enabled him to see 
at a glance the most complex relations that sur- 
rounded the field of battle. 

This refers to the fact, less generally known, 
that he was Commander at the "Great Swamp 
Fight"; Major commanding the Connecticut 
troops at the battles of Hadley and Springfield; 
and that in the encounter with the Indians at 
Bloody Brook, September eighteenth, 1675, his 
arrival on the scene with the Connecticut 
forces turned the tide. Indeed, it was his mili- 
tary prowess that brought him political prefer- 
ment, and enabled him to show that he was a 
statesman as well as a soldier. He died, full of 
years, July twelfth, 17 10. 

The following were the children of Governor 
Robert^ and Jane^ (Tapp) Treat of whom 
record has been found, though tradition asserts 
that they had twenty-one! 

I. Samuel* 2. John' 3. Mary' 

4. Robert* 5. Sarah* 6. Abigail' 

7. Hannah' 8. Joseph' 

Rev. Samuel^ Treat (Governor Robert^, 
Richard^), of Eastham, Massachusetts, was 
baptized September third, 1648, in Milford, 
Connecticut, shortly after his birth. He was 
graduated from Harvard College in 1669. He 
studied for the ministry, and in 1672 was called 
to Nauset (Eastham), as a successor of Rev. 
JoHN^ Mayo, at a salary of fifty pounds per 
annum. Later his salary was increased, and he 


received a considerable gift of land. He mar- 
ried (i), March sixteenth, 1674, Elizabeth' 
Mayo (Captain Samuel^, Rev. John^), of 
Barnstable. She died December fourth, 1696, 
and Mr. Treat married (2), August twenty- 
ninth, 1700, Mrs. Abigail (Willard) Estabrook, 
daughter of President Willard, of Harvard 
College. Rev. Mr. Treat was greatly beloved 
by his people, and the Indians revered him as a 
father. When he died, March eighteenth, 1716/7, 
they begged the privilege of helping to bear 
his body to the grave. His tombstone, still in 
good condition, may be seen at Eastham. His 
children were: 

By Elizabeth^ Mayo: 

I. Jane'' 2. Elizabeth* 3. Sarah* 

4. Samuel* 5. Mary* 6. Robert* 

7. Abigail* 8. Joseph* 9. Joshua* 

10. John* II. Nathaniel* 

By Abigail (Willard) Estabrook: 
I. Eunice* 2. Robert 2d* 

Rev. Samuel^ Treat was the grandfather of 
Robert Treat Paine, one of the Signers of the 
Declaration of Independence, by his daughter, 
Eunice*, who married Rev. Thomas Paine. 

4. Jane* Treat (Reverend Samuel^ Governor 
Robert^, Richard^) was born in Eastham, De- 
cember sixth, 1675. On the eleventh day of 
October, 1694, she married Constant^ Free- 


MAN (Samuel^, Samuel^), of Truro (see Free- 
man II family). , 

By the marriage of Jane* Treat, in 1694, 

the name of Treat was merged in that of Freeman II; 

in 1719 

the name of Freeman II was merged in that of HOPKINS; 

and in 1847 

the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. "The Treat Genealogy." 

2. Hinman's "Letters from Kings and Queens." 

3. Society of Colonial Wars: "Illinois, 1900." 

4. Norton's "Governors of Connecticut." 

5. "Freeman Genealogy." 

6. Freeman's "Cape Cod." 

7. Goodwin's "Genealogical Notes." 

8. Sibley's "Harvard Graduates," Vol. 2. 


The Wadsworths of America maintain that 
the family came originally from Normandy, 
settled in Kent, and had a coat of arms dating 
from the battle of Crecy, in 1346. This coat of 
arms is: a shield gules, three fleurs de lis, stalked 
and slipped, argent; the crest: on a terrestrial 
globe winged ppr. an eagle rising or; the motto : 
Aquila non capiat muscas. In plain language 
this means: Three white lilies on a red shield, 
surmounted by a winged globe supporting a 
yellow eagle. The Latin motto signifies: "An 
eagle does not catch flies." 

I. Christopher^ Wadsworth came to America in 
1632 on the ship Lion. He settled, lived, and 


died at Duxbury. It is not known whether he 
was married when he came, for he was then 
young. His wife's first name was Grace. Some 
maintain that her family name was Cole, But 
that remains uncertain. Mr. Wadsworth 
quickly entered into the life of the community 
and was elected to positions of honor and trust. 
Within two years of his arrival he was chosen to 
the highest office in the town, — constable, or 
high sheriff. Three times he was sent as a 
Deputy to the General Court, Winsor, in his 
"History of Duxbury," gives him high praise. 
Speaking of Christopher^'s descendants, he 

No family of the town presents a greater array of learned 
men, men who have been distinguished in the civil 
and religious government of their native town, who 
have held a high rank in the literary institutions of 
New England, and whose names stand with honor 
on the muster rolls of the Revolution. 

He died in 1675. His children were: — 

1. Capt. SamueF 2. Joseph^ 3. John' 4. Mary 

2. Deacon John^ Wadsworth (Christopher^) 
was born in Duxbury in 1638. He lived and 
died on the homestead. For many years he was 
a deacon of the church. Four times he was sent 
as a Deputy to the General Court, In 1667 he 
married Abigail^ Andrews (Henry') of Taun- 
ton (see Andrews family). He died May fif- 
teenth, 1700, "about sixty-two yeares of age." 
His children were: 


I. Mary' 2. Abigail' 3. John' 

4. Christopher' 5. Ichabod' 6. Isaac' 

7. Lydia' 8. Sarah' 9. Grace^ 

10. Hopestill' II. Mercy' 12. Hannah' 

Through his son John^ Wadsworth he was the 
lineal ancestor of the poet Longfellow, as fol- 
lows : — 

John' married Mercy Wiswell; their son, 

Pel^*, married Susannah Sampson; their son, 

Gen. Peleg", married Elizabeth Bartlett; their daughter, 

Zilpha', married Stephen Longfellow; their son was 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 

Grace* Wadsworth (Deacon John^, Chris- 
topher^) was born before 1680. Before Feb- 
ruary twenty-second, 1701/2, she married 
William^ Sprague (John^, Francis^) of Dux- 
bury (see Sprague family). She outlived her 
husband, who was drowned. She made her 
father her executor, and died before June 
eighteenth, 1688. 

By the marriage of Grace' Wadsworth, before 1701/2, 
the name of Wadsworth was merged in that of Sprague; 
in 1812 

the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; 
and in 1847 
the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. "The Wadsworth Genealogy." 

"Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth 
Family in America." 

2. "Lawrence and Bartlett Memorials." 

3. Winsor's "Duxbury." 

4. "Sprague Families in America." 

5. Genealogical Advertiser, Yo\. i. 

6. Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 9. 



I. RICHARD^ WARREN was one of those who 
joined the Mayflower in England, and was one 
of the "principal men" of the company. His 
two sons followed in 1621, and his wife Eliza- 
beth and five daughters came over in the Ann 
or the Little James. It has been stated, as con- 
fidently as if it were known to be true, that 
RICHARD^ was the son of Christopher Warren 
and Alice Webb, daughter of Thomas Webb of 
Sidnam, Devonshire, England; and that he 
married Mrs. Elizabeth (Jouatt) Marsh. But 
the last statement has been proved impossible 
{Mayflower Descendant, 2:63), and the first is 
very uncertain. Nothing is actually known of 
his parentage, or of the maiden name of his wife. 
We merely know that her first name was Eliza- 
beth {Mayflower Descendant, 1:152). 

RICHARD^ WARREN was the twelfth 
signer of the Mayflower Compact. He was one 
of the earliest of the Colonial warriors, for he 
in the first encounter at Great Meadow, Well- 
fleet Harbor, on December eighth, 1620 (O. S.), 
three days before the landing at Plymouth. He 
lived long enough to beget two sons in America, 
but died in 1628. Secretary Morton, who knew 
him well, said: "He was a useful instrument, 
and during his life bore a deep share in the diffi- 
culties and troubles of this first settlement." 
His wife survived him, and the records show 


that from time to time she gave lands to the 
husbands of her daughters. 

The children of RICHARD^ and Elizabeth 
WARREN were born in England, with the ex- 
ception of the last two: — 

1. Mar Y^ Warren married, in 1628, Robert Bartlett. 

2. Anna' Warren, married, April nineteenth, 1633, Thomas 


3. Sarah^ Warren, married, in 1634, John Cooke. 

4. Elizabeth^ Warren, married, in 1636, Richard Church, 

and was mother of the famous Indian fighter, 
Benjamin Church. 

5. AbigaiF Warren, married, in 1639, Anthony Snow. 

6. NathanleP Warren, born in Plymouth in 1624; mar- 

ried, in 1645, Sarah Walker. 

7. Joseph'' Warren, born in Plymouth; married Priscilla 


2. Mary^ Warren (RICHARD^) was born in Eng- 
land. She, with her mother and sisters, were 
"Pilgrims," but not Mayflower passengers. In 
1628 she married Robert^ Bartlett, of Ply- 
mouth, who had been her fellow passenger in the 
Ann (see Bartlett family). 

By the marriage of Mary^ Warren, in 1628, 

the name of WARREN was merged in that of Bartlett; 

in 1738 

the name of Bartlett was merged in that of Sprague; 

in 1812 

the name of Sprague was merged in that of HOPKINS; 

and in 1847 

the name of HOPKINS was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. Mayflower Descendant, Vols, i, 2, 3, 4. 

2. Boston Transcript, 1888, 1891, 1895, 1896, 191 1. 

3. Davis's "Landmarks of Plymouth." 

4. Goodwin's "Pilgrim Republic." 


S- "Plymouth Court Records," Vol. i. 

6. Bradford's "History of Plymouth Plantation." 

7. Society of Colonial Wars: "Illinois 1900." 

8. Society of Colonial Wars: "Yearbook" (1897-8). 

9. Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary." 

10. Hotten's "List of Mayflower Passengers." 


Originally the name of the Woodworth family 
was Woodward. Indeed, the American pioneer 
Walter^ is called Woodward throughout his 
will, and so affixes his signature thereto. But 
his son, Benjamin^, in an oath of inventory on 
the estate, March second, 1685/6, spelled the 
name Woodworth. Part of his descendants 
kept one form and part the other. The original 
name is derived from the forest-keepers, the 
Wood Wards of the Hundred Rolls in the reign 
of Edward I. 

Walter^ Woodworth came from Kent County, 
England, to Scituate, Massachusetts, in 1635. 
He became a rather extensive land owner. He 
was assigned the third lot on Kent Street, which 
runs along the ocean front, at the corner of 
Meeting House Lane, and there he built a house. 
In that year he owned other land, a tract on the 
First Herring Brook, not far below Stockbridge 
Mill, where afterwards stood the residence of the 
poet Samuel Woodworth (author of "The Old 
Oaken Bucket," and a lineal descendant through 
Walter's son, Benjamin^). He owned another 
tract on Walnut Tree Hill, west of the present 


Greenbush or South Scituate Railroad Station, 
in early times called Walter Woodworth's Hill. 
In 1666 he also purchased sixty acres in Wey- 
mouth. He was made a freeman March second, 
1644. On June fourth, 1645, he was appointed 
surveyor of the highways of Scituate, re- 
appointed in 1646, and again appointed in 1656. 
His name appears frequently in the town records 
of Scituate as a juror, etc. In 1654 he was a 
member of the First Church, which ordained 
Charles Chauncy as their minister. His will, 
dated November twenty-sixth, 1685, is in the 
Plymouth County Probate records. He died 
1685/6. The name of his wife is unknown. 

The children of Walter^ Woodworth were 
as follows : 

I. Thomas" 

2. Sarah" 



4. Elizabeth" 

5. Joseph" 



7. Martha" 

8. Isaac" 



10. Abigail" 

2. Martha^ Woodworth (Walter^) of Scituate was 
bequeathed ten pounds of money and nearly 
ten acres of land by her father's will. Her five 
sisters also had a bequest of ten pounds each, 
but no land. For some reason Martha was 
favored beyond the other daughters. In June, 
1679, she married Lieutenant Zachary^ Damon 
(JoHN^), of the same town (see Damon family). 

By the marriage of Martha" Woodworth, in 1679, 
the name of Woodworth was merged in that of Damon; in 1727 
the name of Damon was merged in that of Merritt; in 1786 
the name of Merritt was merged in that of Sawyer; in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 



1 . Mayflower Descendant, Vol. II. 

2. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. i8. 

3. "The Woodworth Genealogy." 

4. "The Woodworth Family." 

5. "The Woodward Family MS." (in Historic-Genea- 

logical Library). 

6. Deane's ' 'Scituate " (which, however, has many errors) . 


The ancestors of Thomas^ Wyborne (Wey- 
BURN, Wyborn, Wiborn, Wiborne) have been 
traced back to ^Thomas of Shoreham, England 
(1532), sRichard of Shoreham, 2Richard of Wrot- 
ham, Kent, iRichard of Wrotham, the father of: 
Thomas^ Wyborne, of Wrotham, England, and 
Plymouth, Boston, and Scituate, Massachusetts. 
Thomas^ was the seventh and youngest child of 
iRichard of Wrotham. He was baptized June 
fifth, 1580. On the twenty-seventh of Novem- 
ber, 1605, he married (i) Emma Millow. Ap- 
parently he married (2) Elizabeth in 

Tenterden, where he seems to have settled as 
a "saddler" for a short time before leaving for 
America. In 1638 he came to this country. 
For a time he remained at Plymouth; but in 
1643 he is in the list of those "able to bear arms" 
at Scituate, where he is also living four years 
later. In 1648, however, he bought a house 
on High Street, Boston. In the city he appears 
to have been rather prominent. He was Com- 
missioner of the Highways and Constable, mean- 
while pursuing his trade of saddler. He had 


money to loan, invested in some real property, 
and at his death in 1656, left an estate valued at 
nearly four hundred pounds. His wife, Eliza- 
beth, married (2) Henry Felch, being Felch's 
second wife. 

The children of Thomas^ and Elizabeth Wy- 
BORNE were: 

I. Thomas' 2. Elizabeth' 3. James" 

4. John^ 5. Mary' 6. Jonathan^ 

7. Nathaniel' 

Elizabeth^ Wyborne was born in i637±. On the 
second of March, 1655, while living in Boston, 
she was married "by Captain Atherton of Cam- 
bridge" to JoHN^ Merritt (Henry^), of Sci- 
tuate (see Merritt family). 

By the marriage of Elizabeth' Wyborne, in 1655, 

the name of Wyborne was mergedin that of Merritt; in 1786 
the name of Merritt was merged in that of Sawyer; in 1812 
the name of Sawyer was merged in that of MUNSEY. 


1. "Weyburn-Wyborn Genealogy." 

2. "Ninth Report of Boston Record Commissioners." 

3. N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols, (late 

numbers; articles by Miss French). 






























Hannah, 50 

Joseph, 50 

Mary, 50, 51, 117, 144 

Moses, 50 

Rebecca, 50 

Samuel, 49, 50, 117 

Sarah, 50 

Susannah (Trask), 50 

Thomas, 49 
Aborn family, 49, 51, 117, 143 

Hannah, 7 

Hugh, 13 

John, 52, 55 

John Quincy, 55 

William, 7 

Catherine (Smith), 50 

Adamses, 163 

Alden, Abigail (Hallet), 55 

Bezaleel, 63 

David, 55 

Elizabeth, 65, 56, 140 

Elizabeth Phillips ( ) rEve- 

rell], 55 

Elizabeth ( ), 55 

John, 28, 43, 51, 52, 53, 64, 55, 
56, 77, 138, 140 

Jonathan, 55 

Jos^h, 55 

Lydia (Bartlett), 63 

Mary, 55 

Mary (Simmons), 55 

Mary (Southworth), 55 

Priscilla, 55 

Priscilla (Mullins), 43, 51, 52, 
53, 55, 56, 138, 140 

Rebecca, 55 

Ruth, 55 

Sarah, 55 

Zacheriah, 55 
Alden family, 51 
Allerton, Fear (Brewster), 77 

Isaac, 77 
Andrews, Abigail, 57, 176 

Henry, 56, 57, 176 

Mary, 56 

Mary (Wadsworth), 56 

Mary ( ), 56 

Sarah, 57 
Andrews family, 56, 176 
Andros, Edmund, 171, 172 
Arnold, Benjamin, 62 

Desire, 62 i 

Edward, 63 

Hannah (Bartlett), 62 
Atherton, Humphrey, 134, 183 
Atwood, Apphia (Bangs) [Knowlesj 

Mary Morse, 20, 22 

Stephen, 59 



1 86 


Bacon, Martha (Howland) [Da- 
mon], 90 

Peter, 90 
Bailey, Lucy (Sawyer), 160 


Baker, Delia Mary (Munsey), 44 

Win., 44 
Bangs, Apphia, 59 

Bethia, 69 

Edward, 67, 68, 69, 110 

Hannah, 69 

Hannah (Scudder), 58 

Hannah (Smalley), 68 

John, 67, 58 

Jonathan, 58 

Joshua, 68 

Lydia, 58, 59, 110 

Lydia (Hicks), 67, 68 

Mary (Mayo), 58 

Mercy, 59 

Rebecca, 58 

Rebecca ( ), 67, 68 

Ruth ( ) [Young], 58 

Sarah, 58 

Sarah ( ), 68 

Bangs family, 57, 110 
Barnaby, James, 61 

Lydia (Bartlett), 61 
Barnes, Sarah, 62 
Baron de Mounsey, 6 
Barstow, Sarah, 86 


Benjamin, 60, 61, 62, 63, 79, 
140, 165 

Cecilia ( ), 60, 61 

Desire (Arnold), 62 
Ebenezer, 62 
Elizabeth, 60, 61, 177 
Elizabeth (Waterman), 62 
Hannah, 62, 63 
Hannah (Paybody), 62 

Hannah ( ), 62 

Ichabod, 62 

Isaiah, 63 

John, 62 

Joseph, 60, 62, 63, 165 

Judah, 62 

Lydia, 61, 63 

Lydia (Nelson), 62, 63 

Mary, 19, 60 

Mary (Warren), 59, 60, 61, 179 

Mercy, 61 

Patience, 63, 165, 166 

Priscilla, 60, 79 

B ARTLETT — Continued 

Rebecca, 60, 62 

Robert, 43, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 
79, 140, 165, 179 

Ruth (Paybody), 62 

Samuel, 60, 62, 63, 140, 165 

Sarah, 60, 62, 63 

Sarah (Barnes), 62 

Sarah (Bartlett), 62 

Sarah (Brewster), 60, 61, 79 

Sarah (Foster), 62 

Susanna (Jenney), 60, 61 

Susanna (Spooner), 62 

William, 62 
Bartlett family, 59, 79, 140, 165, 

Bass, John. 55 

Ruth (Alden), 65 
Bassett, Abbott, 65 

Cecilia (Leight), 65 

Dorcas (Joyce), 67 

Elizabeth, 64, 66, 67 

Elizabeth ( ), 64, 65 

Jane, 67 

Joseph, 67 

Margaret (Oldham), 65 

Martha (Hobart), 67 

Mary (Burt), 66 

Mary (Joyce), 67 

Mary ( ), 64, 65 

Nathaniel, 67 

Richard, 66 

Ruth, 67, 164, 165 

Sarah, 67 

William, 64, 65, 66, 67, 164 
Bassett family, 64 
Bassetts, 163 
Bate(s), Abigail, 70 

AbigaU (Joy), 70 

Andrew, 68 

Ann(e) ( ), 67, 68 

Bathsheba, 70 

Benjamin, 67, 69 

Caleb, 70 

Clement 67, 68, 69, 70, 86 

Eleanor, 70 

Ehzabeth (Webster), 70 

Esther, 70, 71, 85 

Esther (HiUiard), 69, 70, 86 

Grace (Lincoln), 70 

Hannah, 70 

Hannah (Litchfield), 70 

Henry, 68 

Hopestill, 69 

James, 67, 68, 69 



Bate(s) — Continued 
Jane (Weeks?), 69 
John, 68, 69 
John Lewis, 70 
Joseph, 67, 69, 70, 86 
Joshua, 70 
Levi, 70 
Lewis, 70 

Louisa Deny (Field), 70 
Lydia (Lapham), 69 
Rachel, 67, 69 
Rachel (Tower), 70 
Ruth (Lyford), 69 
Samuel, 69 
Thomas, 68 
Unnamed duld, 69 
Bate(s) family, 67, 86 
Beal, Ruth, 86 
Beau-, 6 
Beck, Catherine (Munsey?), 18, 19 

John, 18 
BiGELOW, John, 155, 156 
Blanchard, Benjamin, 41 

Polly (Hopkins), 41 
Blethen, James, 94, 166 

Miriam (Day), 94, 166, 167 
Wealthy, 94 
Blunden, Sarah (MuUins), 137 
Bolton, Charles K., 125 
Bradford, Alice (Carpenter) 
[Southworth], 81, 82, 83, 84, 

160, 161 
Rebecca (Bartlett), 62 
WiUiam, 28, 30, 53, 54, 62, 
75, 76, 83, 137, 138, 151, 
152, 160, 161 

Bray, Joan ( ), 71 

John, 71, 72, 141 
Margaret (Lambert), 71 
Margery, 71, 72, 141, 142 

Miss , 72 

Bray family, 71, 141 
Brewster, Fear, 77 
Hannah, 7 
Jonathan, 77 
Love, 43, 60, 61, 74, 77, 78, 

Lucretia (Oldham), 77 

Mary ( ), 43, 74, 77, 78 

Nathaniel, 79 

Patience, 77, 78, 151 

Prudence, 73, 77 

Sarah, 60, 61, 79 

Sarah (Collier), 77, 78, 79, 88 

Sarah ( ), 79 

B re wster — Continued 

WiUiam, 7, 28, 43, 60, 61, 73, 
74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 88, 

Wrestling, 74, 77, 78, 79 

Unnamed child, 77 
Brewster family, 53, 61, 75, 89, 137 
Brown (surname), 123 
Brown, Elizabeth, 81 

Emma, 81 

John, 80, 81, 131 

Margaret, 81 

Margaret (Hay ward), 80, 81 

Richard, 80 
Brown family, 80 
Bryan, Elizabeth (Powell) [Hol- 

lingsworthl, 171 
Bryant, William CuUen, 55 
Burgess, Elizabeth (Bassett), 67 

Thomas, 67 
Burt, Mary, 66 
Butler, Margaret, 65 
Byington, E. H., 63 

Caecilia, 3 

Campbell (surname), 123 
Canney, Thomas, 11 
Carpenter, Agnes, 82 

Alexander, 82, 83, 84 

mrs. Alexander, 82, 83 

Ahce, 81, 82, 83, 84, 160, 161 

James, 82 

John, 82 

Julia Ann, 82 

Mary, 83 

PrisciUa, 83, 84 

Richard, 82 

William, 82 
Carpenter family, 81, 82, 84, 160, 

Carter, Robert, 138 
Carver, John, 28, 137 

Richard, 97 
Cecil, 3 
Chandler, Edmund, 110 

Lydia, 110 

Zeruiah (Sprague), 166 
Charles II, 170, 172 
Chase, Sally (Sawyer), 154 
Chauncey J ^^^ 21 
Chauncy J 

Charles, 21, 181 
Cheesborough, PrisciUa (Alden), 

Samuel, 55 



Chittenden, Mehitable, 91 
Chubbuck, Abigail (Bate), 70 

John, 70 
Church, Benjamin, 162, 179 

Elizabeth (Warren), 179 

Richard, 179 
Churchwell, John, 110 
Clark, Amanda M., 42 

Hannah, 93 
Clement, Joanna ( ) [Leigh- 
ton], 11 

Job, 10, 11 

John, 10, 11 

Lydia ( ), 11 

Margaret, 10, 11 

Margaret (Dummer), 10 

Mary, 11 

Robert, 10, 11 

Abiah, 86 

Abigail (Corthell), 86 

Betty, 36, 37, 38, 87 

Dorcas (Drake), 87 

Dorothy, 86 

Elisha, 87 

Elizabeth (Treat), 87 

Esther, 86 

Esther (Bate(s), 70, 85 

Esther ( ), 86 

Freeman, 87 

Honor ( ), 85 

James, 166 

John, 86 

Joseph, 87 

Mercy, 87 

M|^( (Freeman), 86 

Michael, 85 

Rachel (Treat) [MuUord], 87 

Richard, 36, 70, 85, 86, 87, 103 

Ruth (Beal), 86 

Ruth (ColUns), 87 

Sarah, 87 

Sarah (Barstow) [Ladd], 86 

Sarah (Derby) [Dyer], 86 

Thomas, 36, 70, 85, 86, 87, 103 

Thomasine, 87 

(Bannister), 85 

Cobb family, 70, 84, 103 
Cobb families (Barnstable, Boston 
and Hingham, Taunton, 
Virginia), 84 
Colbath, Horace N., 17 

John, 17 
Cold well (surname), 123 

Cole, Grace, 176 

Mary, 32, 33 
Collier, Elizabeth, 88, 89, 161, 162 

Jane, 88 

Mary, 88, 151 

Rebecca, 88 

Sarah, 77, 78, 79, 88, 89 

WiUiam, 77, 78, 88, 89 
Collier family, 78, 88, 161 
Collins, Joseph, 111 

Lydia, 111 

Ruth, 87 
Conegliano, Duke of, 5 
Conner, Mercy, 147 

Timothy, 147 

Cooke } D^maris (Hopkins), 30 

Deborah (Hopkins), 32 

Frances ( ) [Wheeler], 107 

Jacob, 30 

John, 179 

Josiah, 32 

Sarah (Warren), 179 
Cooper, John, 84 

Priscilla (Carpenter) [Wright], 
Corthell, Abigail, 86 
Cotton, John, 54 
Crocker and Howard's "History 

of New England," 28 
Cross, John, 36 

Mary (Hopkins), 36 
CusHiNG, Bethiah (Sprague), 165 

J., 147 


Cutt, , 119 

Cutting, Mary Morse (Atwood), 

Damon, Catherine (Merritt), 134 
Daniel, 90, 91 
Deborah, 90 
Ebenezer, 90 
Experience, 90 
Hannah, 89, 90, 91 
Ichabod, 90 

John, 89, 90, 91, 134, 135, 181 
Martha, 91 

Martha (Holland), 90 
Martha (Woodworth), 91, 181 
Mehitable, 91, 135 
Mehitable (Chittenden), 91 
Mercy, 90, 91 

Mrs. (Gilsou), 90 

Silence, 90 



Damon — Continued 

lacwf 90,91,135,181 
Damon family, 89, 135, 181 
Davison, William, 73 
Day, Anthony, 92, 93, 94 

Elizabeth, 92 

Emmanuel, 92 

Ezekiel, 92 

Hannah (Clark), 93 

Hepzibah, 93 

Jacob, 93 

John, 92, 93 

Joseph, 92, 93 

Josiah, 93, 94 

Mary, 93, 94 

Mary (Denning), 93 

Mary (Langton), 93 

Mary (Thomas), 94 

Matthew, 92 

Miriam, 94, 166, 167 

Nathaniel, 92 

Ralph, 92 

Robert, 92 

Samuel, 92 

Stephen, 92, 93 

Susanna (Matchett), 92 

Susanna (Ring), 92 

Thomas, 92, 93, 94 

Timothy, 92 

Wealthy (Blethen), 94 

Wentworth, 92 
Day family, 92 
De, 6 
De La, 6 
De Monceaus, 6 
De Monceaux, 5, 6 


Deering, Capt., 72 

Mrs. (Bray), 72 

, husband of Miss 

Bray, father of Capt. 
Deering, 72 


Thomas, 55 
Denning, Emma (Brown), 81 

George, 93 

Mary, 93 

Nicholas, 81, 93 
Derby, Sarah, 86 
Derry, DeUverance ( ), 145, 146 

Derry — Continued 

James, 12, 13 

John, 145, 146 

Margaret, 11, 12, 13 
Des, 6 

Dick (surname), 123 
Doane, Hannah (Bangs), 59 

John, 69 
Doty, Edward, 27, 29 
Doyen, Henry Sawyer, 158 

Jeremiah, 160 

Sarah Lee (Sawyer), 158 
Drake, Dorcas, 87 
Du, 6 

Duke of Conegliano, 5 
Dummer, Margaret, 10, 11 

Thomas, 10, 11 
Dunbar, David, 123 
Dyer, Ambrose, 34 

Ebenezer, 106 

Eliphalet, 136 

Mercy (Freeman) [Hopkins- 
Higgins], 106 

Sarah (Derby), 86 

Thankful (Hopkins), 34 

Eaborn, etc., see Aborn 
Earl of Au, Robert, 5 
Earls of On, 5 
Eaton (genealogist), 125 
Edward I, 6, 138, 180 
Edward II, 6 
Elizabeth, Queen, 73, 77 
Emerson, Ezekiel, 127, 167 
English, Philip, 131 
EsTABROOK, Abigail (WiUard). 174 
Europa, 52 
Evans, Barbara, 145 

Stephen, 16 
Everell, Abiel, 55 

Elizabeth Phillips ( ), 55 

Fairbanks, Jonathan, 156 

Thankful (Sawyer), 156 
Farmer (genealogist), 116 
Farrar, Anne ( ), 95, 96 

Henry, 96 

Jacob, 95, 96, 113 

John, 95, 96 

Joseph, 96 

Mary, 96, 113 
Farrar family, 95, 113 

Felch, Elizabeth ( ) [Wy- 

bome], 183 
Pelt (genealogist), 119 



Field, Louisa Derry, 70 
Fisher, Elizabeth, 27, 30 

^egg} Abigail, 98 

Allen, 98 

Bartholomew, 97 

Benjamin, 98 

Benoni, 98 

Ebenezer, 98, 99 

Eleazar ) 
or \ 98 

Eleazer j 

Elizabeth, 98 

Gershom, 97, 98, 99, 108, 122 

Hannah, 98, 99, 108, 109 

Hannah (Leppin(g)well), 98, 

Henry Collins, 99 

John, 97, 98, 99 

Mary, 98 

Mary ( ), 97 

Michael, 98 

Rachel Moore, 99 

Rawl, 97 

Rebecca, 98 

Thomas, 97, 98, 108, 122 

William, 97 
Flagg family, 97, 108, 122 
Forbes, Henry D., 54 
FoRBUSH (surname), 123 
Foster, Mary (Bartlett), 60 

Richard, 60 

Sarah, 62 
Foxe, 4 
Freeman, Alice, 101, 105 

Apphia, 104, 105, 106 

Apphia ( ), 104 

Bennet, 103 

Constant, 35, 105, 103, 174, 175 

Ebenezer, 103 

Edmund, 43, 84, 86, 99, 100, 
101, 103, 105, 130, 152 

Edward, 105 

Elizabeth, 101, 103, 105, 106 

Ehzabeth (Gumey), 99, 100 

EHzabeth ( ), 99, 101, 102 

Eunice, 106 

Experience, 103 

Hannah, 103, 106 

Henry, 104 

Isaac, 103 

Jane, 106 

Jane (Treat), 105, 106 

John, 43, 86, 101, 102, 103, 152 

Jonathan, 106 

Freeman — Continued 

Joshua, 106 

Mary, 101, 103, 105 

Mehitable, 36 

Mercy, 34, 35, 36, 86, 103, 105, 
106, 163 

Mercy (Prence), 101, 102, 103, 

Mercy (Southworth), 104, 105, 

Nathaniel, 103 

Patience, 103 

Prince, 103 

Rachel, 103 

Robert, 106 

Ruth, 103 

Ruth (Merrick), 103 

Samuel, 35, 84, 104, 105, 106, 

Sarah, 103 

Sarah (Mayo), 130 

Thankful, 103 

Thomas, 103 

William, 38 

(Prince), 100 

Freeman I family, 86, 99, 152 
Freeman II family, 104, 162 
Fuller, Agnes (Carpenter), 82, 83 

Bridget (Lee), 83 

Elsie Glascock, 82 

Samuel, 82, 83 

Gang, Frank, 131 
Gates, General, 16 
Gaylord, AUce, 170, 171 

Hugh, 170 
George, "Good old Parson," 17 
Gerneaux, Frangois, 131 
Gilbert, Jane, 67 

Thomas, 67 
GiLSON, William, 89, 90 

mrs. William, 90 
Glascock, Elsie, 82 
Goodwin (historian), 53, 162 
Grant, Ulysses S., 15 
Green, Abigail, 109 

Amos, 109 

Daniel, 108 

Dorcas, 107, 108 

Ebenezer, 109 

Eleazer, 109 

Elizabeth, 107 

EHzabeth ( ), 107 

Esther, 108, 109 

Esther (Hasey), 108 



Green — Continued 

Frances ( ) [Wheeler-Cook] 


Hannah, 107 

Hannah (Flagg), 98, 99, 108, 

Henry, 98, 99, 107, 108, 109 

Jacob, 108 

John, 107 

Joseph, 108 

Lydia, 108 

Martha, 107 

Mary, 107 

Nathan, 109 

Phinehas, 109 

Samuel, 107 

Seth, 109 

Thomas, 99, 107, 108, 109 

Timothy, 109 

WiUiam, 107 
Green family, 99, 107 
, Gross, Dorothy (Cobb), 86 
' Isaac, 86 
Grozier, John, 36 

Mercy (Hopkins), 36 
GwYNNE, Abram E., 99 

Alice 99 

Rachel Moore (Plagg), 99 

Hackwell (sailor), 112 
Hall, Bethia (Bangs), 59 

Gershom, 59 

Jedediah, 18 

Polly (Munsey?), 18, 19 
Hallett, Abigail, 55 
Harlow, Rebecca (Bartlett), 60 

William, 60 
Harrison, Benjamin, 66 

EUzabeth (Bassett), 66 

William Henry, 66 

KI I Esther, 108 

William, 108 
Hatherly, Timothy, 64 
Hawkins, Zachary, 8 
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 81 
Hayward, Francis, 80 

Margaret, 80, 81 
Henrick, Daniel, 169 

Mary ( ) [Stockbridge], 169 

Herford, William, 11 
HiBBiNS, William, 145 
Hicks, Lydia, 57, 58 

Margaret, 57 

Robert, 57 

HiGGiNS, Benjamin, 68, 59, 106. 

110, 111 
Eliakim, 110 
Elkanah, 3 
Freeman, 36 
Hannah, 111 
Ichabod, 110 
Isaac, 110, 111 
Jadiah, 110 
John, 110 
Jonathan, 110 
Joshua, 110 
Lydia, 110, 111 
Lydia (Bangs), 58, 59, 110 
Lydia (Chandler), 110 
Lydia (Collins), 111 
Mary, 110, 111 
Mary (Yates), 110 
Mercy (Freeman) [Hopkins], 

Mercy (Hopkins), 37 
Rebecca, 110, 111 
Reuben, 37 
Richard, 59, 110, 111 
Samuel, 110 
Sarah, 111 

Thankful (Hopkins) [Paine], 36 
Thomas, 110 

Zeraiah ( ^'^^ 
HiGGlNS family 
Hilliard, Esther, 69, 70, 86 

William, 69, 86 
Hilton, Col., 12 
Hodges, Mary (Andrews), 56 

William, 56 
Hollingsworth, Elizabeth (Pow- 
ell), 171 
HoLLiSTER (biographer), 172 
Hopkins, Abiel, 36 

Abigail, 31, 32 

Abigail (Raymond), 41 

Amanda M. (Clark), 42 

Betsey, 37, 38, 42 

Betty (Cobb), 36, 37, 38, 87 

Caleb, 21, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 
35, 36, 39, 41, 43, 87, 106, 
133, 163, 167 

Catherine } (Whelden), 31, 

Catome ( 32, 33 

Constance, 27, 30, 31 

Constant, 35, 36 

Damaris, 27, 30 

Deborah, 30, 31, 32 

Deborah ( ), 34 



Hopkins — Continued 

Elisha, 21, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 

42, 43, 133 
Elizabeth, 31, 32, 42 
EKzabeth Abigail (Roberts), 42 
EKzabeth (Fisher?), 27, 30 
ElmiraF. (Stall), 42 
Giles, 21, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 

35, 36, 39, 41,. 43, 87, 106, 

133, 167 
James, 36, 37 
James Rogers, 42 
Jane (Vernon), 36 
John, 32, 35, 36, 41, 42 
Jonathan, 36 
Joshua, 31, 32, 33 
Lizzie R. (Myrick), 42 
Margaret (Raymond), 41 
Mary, 31,32,36 
Mary (Cole), 32, 33 
Mary (Merrick), 32 
Mary (Paine), 36 
Mary (Raymond), 41 
Mary (WiUiams), 32, 33, 35, 

Mary A. (Wyman), 42 
Mary Ann (Peacock), 42 
Mary Jane (Merritt), 20, 21, 

22, 27, 42, 43, 44 
Mehitable (Freeman), 36 
Mercy, 36, 37 
Mercy (Freeman), 34, 35, 36, 

106, 163 
Mercy (Mayo), 33, 34 
Miriam (Sprague), 41, 42, 167 
Nathaniel, 33, 34 
Oceanus, 27, 30 
Phoebe (Paine) 36 
Polly, 41 
Rebecca, 41 

Rebecca (Mereen), 37, 39 
Ruth, 30, 31, 32 
Samuel, 41 
Samuel Rogers, 42 
Simeon, 21, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 

42, 43, 87, 133, 167 
Stephen, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 

32, 35, 36, 39, 41, 43, 77, 

87, 106, 133, 167 
mrs. Stephen, 27, 30, 31 
Thankful, 34, 36 
Thomas, 34 
William, 31, 32 
WiUiam Loring, 42 
William Sprague, 42 

Hopkins Line, 21, 25, 26, 27, 87, 

133, 167 

Houghton, Anna, 114 

Beatrix, 113, 114 

Beatrix ( ), 112, 113 

Benjamin, 113, 114 

Hannah, 156 

Hannah (Wilder), 113 

Henry, 114 

Hepzibah, 114 

Jacob, 114 

John, 96, 112, 113, 114, 156 

Jonas, 113 

Jonathan, 114, 158 

Joseph, 114 

Mary, 113, 114, 156 

Mary (Farrar), 96, 113, 114 

Mercy, 114 

Rebecca, 114 

Robert, 113 

Sarah, 113 

William, 114 
Houghton family, 96, 112 
How, Artemas, 158 
Howard, Jonas, 124 
Howard and Crocker (historians), 

Howes, Mary'( ), 151 

Sarah (Bangs), 58 

Thomas, 58, 151 
Howland, John, 53 

Martha, 90 
Huntington, E. B., 122 
Huston (surname), 123 
Hutchinson (historian), 75 
Hyde, Emma Jane (Munsey), 44 

John M., 44 
Hyland i 

Heilland > Annah, 115 
Hiland J 

Deborah, 115 

Deborah ( ), 115 

Elizabeth, 115, 116, 135 

EKzabeth (Stockbridge), 116, 

John, 116 

Mary, 115, 116 

Ruth, 115, 116 

Samuel, 115 

Sarah, 115 ■ 

Thomas, 115, 116, 135, 169 
Hyland family, 115, 135, 169 



IVEY, John, 61 

Mercy (Bartlett), 61 

Jacklin, Rosamond, 11, 12 
Jackson, Bartholomew, 119 

Dorothy, 16, 120, 144, 146 

Elizabeth, 120, 144 

George, 16, 50, 116, 117, 118, 
119, 120, 143, 144, 146 

Jane, 144 

Joanna, 144 

Joanna (Pepperrell), 16, 120, 
143, 144 

John, 119 

Margery, 120, 144 

Mary, 120, 144 

Mary (Abom) [Starr-Nick], 
117, 118, 119 

Miriam, 144 

Sarah, 120, 144 
Jackson family, 116, 143, 146 
James I, 76 

Jenness, , 80 

Jenney, John, 61 

Sarah (Carey), 61 

Susanna, 60, 61 
JouATT, Elizabeth, 178 
Jot, Abigail, 70 
Joyce, Dorcas, 67 

Mary, 67 

Eeufton Julia Ann (Carpenter) 

[Morton], 82 
King James, 76 
King, Thomas, 149 
KiRKPATRiCK, Margaret, 126 
Knowles, Apphia (Bangs), 59 
John, 59 

Ladd, Sarah (Barstow), 86 
Lamont, Benjamin, 132 
L'Anglois, Philippe, 131 
Langton, Mary, 93 
Lapham, Lydia, 69 
Lathrop, John, 128 
Le Brun, Jean, 131 
Leathers, Mahala, 160 
Leavitt, Jos., Jr., 17 
Lee, Esther (Green), 109 

Isaac, 109, 135 

Jeremiah, 146 

Samuel, 109, 135 

Sarah 135, 136 

Abigail, 122 

Leaping WELL 
Leapphingwell ^ 

Hannah, 98, 122 

Hesther, 122 

Isabel ( ), 122 

Lawrence, 121 

Michael, 98, 121, 122 

Rachel, 122 

Ruth, 122 

Sarah, 122 

Tabitha, 122 

Thomas, 121, 122 
Leffingwell family, 98, 121 
Leffingwells of America, 122 
Leicester, John, 168 
Leight, Cecilia, 65 

Leighton, Mrs. Joanna ( ), 11 

Leister, Edward, 27, 29 
Leveridge, WiUiam, 129 
Lewis, Hannah, 154, 155, 156 

William, 155 
Lincoln, Grace, 70 
Litchfield, Hannah, 70 
Little, Anna (Warren), 179 

Thomas, 110, 179 
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 
51, 60, 61, 79, 138, 177 

Stephen, 177 

Zilpha ) (Wadsworth), 60, 61, 

Zilpah \ 79, 177 
Lord de Mouncey, 6 
Lumpkin, Tamsin, 129 

William, 129 
Lyford, Ruth, 69 

McClintock, (surname) 123 
McCobb, (surname) 123 

Samuel, 132 
McFarland, (surname) 123 
McGregor, (surname) 123 
Mackintire . 

Elizabeth, 127 

Esther, 125, 126 

>■ (surname), 123 



Mcl'STY'RE— Continued 
F. P., 125 
Hannah, 127 
Henry, 127 
John, 125, 126 
Joseph, 126, 127, 167 
Margaret (Kirkpatrick), 126 
Martha, 125, 126 
Mary, 125, 126 
Mehitable, 127 
Nancy, 127 

Rachel, 127, 167 

Robert, 125, 126 

Sarah (WalUs), 126 

WiUiam 124, 125 , 126, 127,167 
McIntyre family, 123 
McKeen, (surname) 123 
McLean, (surname) 123 

Alexander, 124 
Manley, 3 
Manlia, 3 
Marble, Mary, 154 
Marigny (=Mereen?), Pierre Ber- 

thon de, 131 
Marsh, (surname) 3 
Marsh, Elizabeth (Jouatt), 178 
Marshal of France, Bon-Adrien 

Moncey, 5 
Martia, 3 
Massasoit, 29 
Matchett, Susanna, 92 
Mather, Cotton, 152 

Increase, 128 
Mayo, EHzabeth, 128, 130, 174 

Hannah, 128, 130 

John, 43, 58, 103, 128, 129, 
130, 173, 174 

Joseph, 130 

Mary, 58, 130 

Mercy, 33, 34 

Nathaniel, 128, 130 

Samuel, 58, 103, 128, 129, 130, 
_Sarah, 103, 130 

Thomasine | ( ), 128, 129 

Tamsin ) 
Mayo family, 103, 128 
Mecaenas, 152 
Mereen ) 
Mareen > Daniel 
Merign ) 

Hannah, 133 

John, 39, 43, 131, 132, 133 

Mereen — Continued 

John Plavel, 132 

Rebecca, 37, 39, 133 

Rebecca (Pepper), 131, 133 

Ruth, 133 

Samuel, 133 

Sarah, 133 
Mereen family, 84, 131 

origin of name, 131 
Mergers, see Index of Subjects 
Merrick, Abigail (Hopkins), 32 

Mary, 32 

Mercy (Bangs), 59 

Ruth, 103 

Stephen, 59 

WilUam, 32 
Merritt, Abigail, 135, 136 

Catherine. 90, 134, 135 

David, 135 

Deborah? ( ), 134 

Dytha, 136 

Ebenezer, 135 

Elizabeth (Hyland), 116, 134 

Elizabeth (Wybome), 134, 135, 

Esther, 136 

Eunice, 136 

Ezekiel, 135 

Hannah, 135, 136 

Henry, 90, 91, 116, 134, 135, 
136, 158, 183 

Ichabod, 135 

John, 91, 116, 134, 135, 136, 
158, 183 

Jonathan, 91, 134, 135, 136, 158 

Lucy, 136, 158, 159 

Lydia, 136 

Mary, 135 

Mehitable (Damon), 91, 135 

Molly, 136 

Noah, 135, 136, 158, 159 

Sarah, 136 

Sarah (Lee), 135, 136, 159 

Simeon, 135, 136 

Thomas, 135 

Uriah, 136 

Wilks, 136 
Merritt family, 90, 91, 116, 134 
Miller, Andrew, 8 
MiLLOW, 182 
Monceals, 5 

MONCEAU, 4, 6 

Monceaulx, 6 

Sire de, 4 
MONCEAUX, 4, 5, 6 



MoNCEAux X Chiens, 4 
MONCEAUX l' Abbaye, 4 

MoNCEY, Marshal Bon-Adrien, 5 

MoNCY > Walter de, 6 

Mont — 
Montgomery, 123 

MONTIA, 3, 4 

Moore, , 28 

MOREY, Jonathan, 60 

Mary (Bartlett) [Poster], 60 
Moses of the English Exodus, 75 
Morton, George, 82, 83 

Julia Ann (Carpenter), 82, 83 

(Secretary), 178 

MOUNCEY, 5, 6 

MouNCY, 5, 6 
MouNSEY, 3, 4, 5, 6 


MuLFORD, Rachel (Treat), 87 

mSlIns! AHce,(— )43, 
M™s i 137,138 

Joseph, 137, 138 

PrisciUa, 43, 51, 62, 53, 55, 56, 
137, 138, 140 

Sarah, 137, 138 

William, 43, 51, 56, 77, 137, 138 
Mullins farnily, 137 






Monci y Abigail, 15, 19 









Abigail (Pitraan), 13, 14, 16, 

Andrew, 9, 18, 19, 20, 43, 21, 

MuNSE Y — Continued 

Andrew Chauncey, 20, 21, 22, 

23, 42, 43, 44 
Betsey Amanda Jane, 20 
Betsey (Sawyer), 19,20,21, 160 
Catherine?, 18, 19 
David, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 

43, 147 
Delia Mary, 22, 44 
Ebenezer, 18, 19 
Ella Augusta, 21, 44 
Emma Jane, 21, 44 
Francis, 7, 8, 9 
Frank Andrew, 22, 44 (see also 

the Introduction) 
George Washington, 20 
Hannah (Adams), 7 
Hannah (Brewster), 7 
Henry, 15, 19 
Jane, 18, 19 
John, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 21, 

Jonathan, 12, 13, 15, 19 
Lizzie, see Betsey 
Lucy Merritt, 20 
Margaret, 11, 12 
Margaret (Clement?), 10, 11, 12 
Margaret (Deny), 11, 12, 13 
Mary, 21, 44 
Mary Bartlett, 19 
Mary (Bartlett), 19 
Mary Jane Merritt (Hopkins), 

20, 21, 22, 42, 43, 44 
Mary Morse (Atwood) [Cut- 
ting], 20, 22 
Mary (Pitman), 15, 16, 19, 147 
Mary (Vinal), 19 
Molly (Simpson), 15 
Polly?, 18, 19 
Rachel, 13 
Rhoda, 20 

Rosamond (Jacklin), 11, 12 
Samuel, 7 
Sarah, 18, 19 
Solomon, 15, 19 
Thomas, 7 
Timothy, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 

20, 21, 43, 144, 147, 148 
William, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 

16, 19, 21, 43 
William Cushing, 22, 44 
Woodbury, 19 
MuNSEY Line, 1, 144, 147 
MuNSEY (surname), 3, 4 
burying-ground, 19 



MUNSEY — Continued 

Comer, see Munsey's Comer in 
Index of Places 

family, characteristics of, 17, 18 

farm in Barnstead, N. H., 17 

lot, 17 

name disappears from Durham, 
N. H., 17 

schoolhouse, 17 

uncommon name, 3, 9 
MUNSEYS (see also Index of Sub- 

an ancestress of, 72 

buy a farm in Mercer, Me., 21 

cross the Atlantic, 7 

descended from Alice (Car- 
penter) Southworth, 81 

gravitate toward London, 7 

in America, 7 

mingle in two lines with the 
Pitmans, 14 

neighbors to the Perkinses, 15 

not descended from Gov. Brad- 
Myrick, Lizzie R., 42 

Nelson, John, 63 

Lydia, 62, 63 

William, 63 
Newton, Seth, 158 
Nicholson, Francis, 118 
Nick, Mary (Abom) [Starr], 50, IIT 

Wilham, 60, 117 
Norton, Frederick C, 172 
Nourse (genealogist), 149 
Nurse, David, 158 
Nutter, Henry, 19 

Sarah (Munsey), 19 

Oldham, Lucretia, 77 
On, Earls of, 5 
"OuLD John" , 8 

Paine, Elisha, 36 

Eunice (Treat), 174 

Jonathan, 36 

Mary, 36 

Moses, 34 

Phoebe, 36 

Robert Treat, 174 

Thankful (Hopkins), 36 

Thomas, 174 
Parke, Richard, 78, 79 

Sarah (Collier) [Brewster], 78, 


Paybodie \ Annis, 139 


Elizabeth, 140 

Elizabeth (Alden), 55, 56, 140 

Francis, 139 

Hannah, 62, 140 

Isabel ( ), 139 

John, 139, 140 

Lydia, 140 

Martha, 140 

Mary, 140 

Mercy, 140 

Priscilla, 140 

Rebecca, 140 

Ruth, 140 

Sarah, 140 

Thomas, 139 

William, 6, 43, 55, 56, 62, 139, 
Paybody family, 65, 62, 139 
Peabody, see Paybody 
Peacock, Mary Ann, 42 
Pepper, Apphia (Freeman), 105 

Isaac, 105, 111, 131 

Joseph, 111, 131 

Rebecca, 131 

Robert, 105, 111, 131 
Pepper family, 84 

Pepperell^ f A-<i-. 142 
Dorothy, 142 
Jane, 142 
Joanna, 16, 72, 120, 142, 143, 

Margery, 142 
Margery (Bray), 72, 141, 142, 

Mary, 142 
Miriam, 142 
Col. WilHam, 9, 72, 141, 142, 

Sir William, 9, 16, 72, 120, 141. 
142, 143, 146 
Pepperrell family, 21, 72, 120, 

141, 144 
Pepperrell-Chauncey, 21 
Perkinses, 15 
Phips, Lt.-Gov., 126 
Pierce, John, 80 
Pierce family, 80 
Pitman, Abigail, 13, 14, 15, 145, 
146, 147 
Andrew Pepperrell, 16, 19, 21, 
146, 147 



Pitman — Continued 
Anne, 145 

Anne ( ), 145 

Barbara (Evans), 145 
Deliverance ( ) IDerry], 

145, 146 
Deny 16, 120, 144, 146, 148 
Dorothy (Jackson), 16, 20, 

144, 146 
Elizabeth, 145 
Ezekiel, 145 
Francis, 145 
Hannah, 145 
John, 145 

Joseph, 13, 14, 15, 145, 147 
Judith, 145 
Mary, 14, 15, 16, 144, 146, 147, 

Mercy (Conner), 147 
Nathaniel, 14, 16, 120, 144, 

145, 146, 148 
Sarah, 145 
Tabitha, 146 
WilUam, 13, 15, 16, 120, 144, 

145, 146, 147 
Zachariah, 13, 14, 15, 145. 147 
Pitman family, 51, 72, 120, 144, 14S 

PiTMAN-MUNSEY, 14, 21, 51, 72, 
144, 145, 148 

PiTMANS, 14 

Pitts, Mary (Andrews) [Hodges], 

Peter, 56 
Platt(s), Mary, 148 
Potter, Sarah, 154 
Powell, Elizabeth, 171 
Powers, Hepzibah (Sawyer), 156 

Increase, 156 
Pkence, see Prince 
Prescott, Hannah, 150 

John, 96, 148, 149, 150, 154 

Jonas, 150 

Jonathan, 150 

Lydia, 150 

Martha, 150 

Mary, 150, 153 

Mary (Platt(s)), 148, 150 

Sarah, 150 

William, 149 

William H., 149, 150 
Prescott family, 148 

Prince { Apphia ( ) [Free- 

Prence S man], 104, 151 

Elizabeth, 152 

Hannah, 152 

Prince — Continued 

Jane, 152 

Judith, 152 

Mary, 152 

Mary (Collier), 157 

Mary ( ) [Howes], 161 

Mercy, 101, 102, 152 

Patience (Brewster), 77, 78, 151 

Rebecca, 152 

Sarah, 152 

Thomas, 43, 53, 54, 57, 75, 77, 
100, 104, 150, 151, 152 
Prince family, 77, 100, ISO 
Purinton, Col. Nathaniel, 40, 41 

Queen Elizabeth (Bess), 73, 77, 

Raymond, Abigail, 41 

Margaret, 41 

Mary, 41 
Rich, Shebnah 
Rider, Samuel, 60 

Sarah (Bartlett), 60 
Ring, Andrew, 30 

Deborah (Hopkins), 30 

Susanna, 92 
Robert, Earl of Au, 5 
Roberts, Elizabeth Abigail, 42 
Robinson, John, 73, 161 
RosciA, 3 

Rosse (surname), 3 
RoWELL, Mary Bartlett (Munsey), 

Russell, George, 169 

Sallier, William, 8 
Samoset (Somerset), 80 
Sampson, Henry, 79 

John, 79 

Priscilla (Bartlett), 79 

Stephen, 79 

Susanna(h), 60, 79, 177 
Sargent, Henry, 27 

John Singer, 27 
Savage (genealogist), 49,71,88,117, 

Sawyer, AhoUab, 20, 136, 156, 157, 
158, 159 

Benjamin, 156 

Betsey, 19, 20, 21, 160 

Betty (Sawyer), 167 

Bezaleel, 156 

Caleb, 154 

Captain , 158 



Sawyer — Continued 

Deborah, 154 

Edward, 153 

EUas, 155, 156 

Elizabeth, 154, 157 

Elizabeth (Sawyer) ^ 157 

Ephraim, 154, 157 

George, 20, 136, 157, 158, 159, 

Hannah, 156 

Hannah (Houghton), 156 

Hannah (Lewis), 154, 155, 156 

Henry, 159 

Hepzibah, 156 

Israel, 156, 157 

James, 154, 157 

John, 153, 154 

Joseph, 156 

Joshua, 154 

Josiah, 156, 157, 160 

Lucy, 160 

Lucy (Merritt), 136, 158, 159 

Mahala (Leathers), 160 

Marie, 154 

Martha, 154, 156 

Mary, 155, 156, 157 

Mary (Houghton), 156 

Mary (Marble), 154 

Mary (Prescott), 150, 153 

Mary (White), 154, 155 

Nathaniel, 154 

Otis, 160 

Sally, 154 

Sarah Lee, 158, 160 

Sarah (Boston), 160 

Sarah (Potter), 154 

Sarah ( ), 154, 155 

Sibillah, 157 

Submit, 157 

Susannah, 157 

Thankful, 156 

Thomas, 20, 96, 114, 136, 150, 
153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158 

Uriah, 156 

William, 20, 114, 136, 153, 156, 
157, 158 
Sawyer family, 114, 136, 150, 153, 
"Sawyer's" (a garrison), 154 
Sawyers, home of, 22 

suggest saw-yers, 155 
ScuDDER, Hannah, 58 
Sears, Anne ( ) [Farrar], 96 

John, 96 
Sellew, Asa, 87 

Mercy (Cobb), 87 

Sewall, Samuel, 70, 85, 130 
Simmons, Mary, 55 
Simpson, Molly, 15 
Skinner, Thomas, 85 
Smalley, Hannah, 58 
Smith, Catherine, 50 

James, 150 

Mary (Hopkins), 32 

Samuel, 32 

Thomas, 8 
Snow, Abigail (Warren), 179 

Anthony, 179 

Captain , 42 

Constance (Hopkins), 30, 31 

Hannah (Sawyer), 156 

Isaac, 40 

John, 156 

Lydia (Bangs) [Higgins], 58, 59 

Nicholas, 30, 31, 58, 59 

Scan, Elizabeth ( ), 168, 169 

Somerset, see Samoset 

Alice (Carpenter), 81, 83, 84, 

160, 161 

Constant, 43, 81, 83, 89, 104, 

161, 162 

Edward, 83, 160, 161, 162 
Elizabeth, 162 

Elizabeth (Collier), 89, 161, 162 
Gilbert de, 161 
Mary, 55, 162 
Mercy, 104, 162 
Nathaniel, 162 
Priscilla, 162 
Thomas, 83, 161, 162 
William, 162 
SouTHWORTH family, 83, 89, 104, 

160, 162 
Sparrow, Jonathan, 58 
Rebecca (Bangs), 68 
Spear, Robert, 124 
Spooner, Susanna, 62 
Spragtje, Alden, 167 
Alfred, 167 
Anna, 163 
Anthony, 61 
Bethiah (Sprague) [Cushing], 

CaroUne, 167 
Chariotte, 167 
Desire, 165 
Dorcas, 164, 165 
Elizabeth, 165 
Elizabeth (Bartlett), 61 



Sprague — Continued 

Francis, 41, 67, 94, 127, 163, 
164, 165, 166, 167, 177 

Grace, 167 

Grace (Wadsworth), 166, 177 

Jethro, 41, 63, 94, 127, 165, 166, 

John, 41, 67, 94, 127, 164, 165, 
166, 167, 177 

Lovina, 167 

Mary, 167 

Mercy, 163, 164 

Miriam, 41, 42, 167 

Miriam (Day) [Blethen], 94, 
166, 167 

Nathaniel, 167 

Nelson, 167 

Patience, 167 

Patience (Bartlett), 63, 165, 

PoUy, 167 

Rachel, 167 

Rachel (Mclntyre), 167 

Ruth, 165 

Ruth (Bassett), 67, 164, 165 

Sally, 167 

Samuel, 165 

Sylvanus (Silvina?), 166 

Sylvina, 167 

Terah, 165 

Thankful, 167 

Thomas Hardy, 167 

WilUam, 41, 43, 94, 127, 165, 
166, 167, 177 

Zeruiah, 165, 166 
Sprague family, 63, 67, 94, 163, 177 
Spragues, 163 
Squantum (an Indian), 29 
Stall, Elmira F., 42 
Standish, Alexander, 55 

Josiah, 61 

Miles, 28, 30, 51, 53, 55, 78, 
138, 139, 178 

Sarah (Alden), 65 
Starr, Hannah, 117 

Mary, 117 

Mary (Abom), 50, 51, 117 

Rebecca, 117 

Sarah, 117 

, 60, 117 

Stearns (genealogist), 135 

Col. , 158 

Stedman, Isaac, 169 
Steele (biographer), 75 
Stockbridge, Abigail, 169 

Stockbridge — Continued 

Anne ( ), 168, 169 

Charles, 168, 169 

Elizabeth, 116, 169 

Elizabeth ( ) [Soan], 168, 


Hannah, 169 

Hester, 169 

John, 116, 168, 169 

Mary ( ), 168, 169 

Sarah, 169 
Stockbridge family, 168 
Sunderland, John, 129 

Thomasine ) ( ) [Mayo], 

Tamsin | 129 

Tapp, Edmund, 171 

Edward, 171 

Jane, 171, 173 
Tarr, Rebecca (Hopkins), 41 

William, 41 
Tasket, William, 147 
Taylor (surname), 4 
Thomas, Mary, 94 

Ruth (Bassett) [Sprague], 67, 
164, 165 

, 67, 164, 165 

Thompson, "old John," 8 

Samuel, 38 
Tibbetts, C. W., 10 
Telden, Elizabeth, 64 
Totman, Betsey (Hopkins), 37 

Henry, 37 
Tower, Dorothy (Cobb) [Gross], 86 

Elisha, 86 

Esther (Cobb), 86 

Esther (Cobb) [Tower], 86 

John, 86 

Rachel, 70 
Trask, Susannah, 50 
Treat, Abigail, 173, 174 

Abigail (Willard) [Estabrook], 

AUce, 171 

Ahce (Gaylord), 170, 171 

Elizabeth, 87, 171, 174 

Elizabeth (Mayo), 130, 174 

Elizabeth (Powell) [Hollings- 
worth-Bryan], 171 

Eunice, 174 

Hannah, 173 

Honor, 171 

Jane. 105, 106, 174, 175 

Jane (Tapp), 171, 173 

James, 171 



Treat — Continued 

Joanna, 171 

John, 170, 173, 174 

Joseph, 173, 174 

Joshua, 174 

Katherine, 171 

Mary, 173, 174 

Nathaniel, 174 

Rachel, 87 

Richard, 105, 130, 170, 171, 
173, 174 

Robert, 105, 130, 170, 171, 172, 
173, 174 

Samuel, 43, 105, 130, 173, 174 

Sarah, 171, 173, 174 

Susanna, 171 

WilHam, 170 
Treat family, 105, 130, 170 
True, Elizabeth — or Betsey — 
(Hopkins), 42 

Justin W., 42 


Tully, 3 
TuTTLE, George, 16 

TJncas— "Last of the Mohicans," 

Unnongoit, 80 

Vanderbilt, Alice (Gwynne), 99 

Commodore, 99 

Cornelius, 99 
Vernon, Jane, 36 

— VILLE, 6 

ViNAL, Mary, 19 


Wadsworth, Abigail, 117 

Abigail (Andrews), 67, 176 

Captain , 172 

Christopher, 43, 57, 61, 79, 165, 
175, 176, 177 

Elizabeth (Bartlett), 60, 177 

Grace, 165, 177 

Grace (Cole?), 176 

Grace ( ), 176 

Hannah, 177 

Hopestill, 177 

Ichabod, 177 

Isaac, 177 

John, 67, 79, 165, 176, 177 

Joseph, 176 

Lydia, 177 

Mary, 176, 177 

JMercy, 177 

Wadsworth — Continued 
Mercy (Wiswell), 177 
Peleg, 60, 61, 79, 177 
Samuel, 176 
Sarah, 177 
Susannah (Sampson), 79, 177 

iKh( 60.61,79.177 

Wadsworth family, 165, 175 
Waldo, Samuel, 124 
Walker, Sarah, 179 
Sergeant, 98 


Josiah, 126 

Samuel, 126 

Sarah, 126 
Warren, Abigail, 179 

Alice (Webb), 178 

Anna, 179 

Christopher, 178 

Elizabeth, 179' 

Elizabeth (Jouatt) [Marsh],178 

Elizabeth ( ), 59, 60, 178, 


Joseph, 179 

Mary, 59, 60, 61, 179 

Nathaniel, 179 

Priscilla (Faunce), 179 

Richard, 28, 43, 59, 60, 61, 77, 
178, 179 

Sarah, 179 

Sarah (Walker), 179 
Warren family, 60, 178 
Washington, Martha, 66 
Waterman, Elizabeth, 62 
Webb, Alice, 178 . 

Thomas, 178 
Webster, Elizabeth, 70 
Weeks, Jane, 69 
Weiss (historian), 131 
Wheeler (historian), 39 

Frances ( ), 107 

Whelden » j Catherine, 31, 32, 33 
Wheldon ( /Catome 

Gabriel, 31 
Whitaker, Dr., 3 
White, Mary, 154, 155 
White, Peregrine, 67 

Sarah (Bassett), 67 
Whitefield, Edward, 71 
Wilder, George, 156 

Hannah, 113 

Martha (Sawyer), 156 



WiLLARD, Abigail, 174 

Mary (Sawyer), 156 

Phinehas, 156 

Samuel (Pres. of Hairvard), 174 
William, Duke of Normandy, 5 
William and Mary (sovereigns), 

Williams, Mary, 32, 33, 35, 36 

Thomas, 33 
Willis, J. L. M., 119, 143 

William, 123 
WiNSLOW, Edward, 28, 29, 53, 75 

Josiah, 101 
WiNSLOWS, 163 

WiNSOR (historic-genealogist), 176 
WiNTHROP, John, 64, 104 
Wise, Jeremiah, 147 
Wis WALL, Capt., 98 
WiswELL, Mercy, 177 
WODHULL, , 8, 9 

Woods, Samuel, 158 
WooDWORTH ( av,;„,,-i iai 

WOODWARD } ^^»S^' 1^1 

Benjamin, 180, 181 
Elizabeth, 181 
Isaac, 181 
Joseph, 181 
Martha, 91, 181 
Mary, 181 
Mehitable, 181 
Samuel, 180 
Sarah, 181 

Woodward — Continued 

Thomas, 181 

Walter, 180, 181 
Wood worth family, 180 
WoRMALL, Grace (Wadsworth) 

[Sprague], 165 
Wright, Peter, 129 

Priscilla (Carpenter), 83, 84 

Wilham, 84 
Wyborne 1 
Weyburn I 
Wyborn \ EUzabeth, 134, 183 


EUzabeth ( ), 182, 183 

Emma (Millow), 182 

James, 183 

John, 183 

Jonathan, 183 

Mary, 183 

Nathaniel, 183 

Richard, 182 

Thomas, 134, 182, 183 
Wyborne family, 134, 182 
Wyman, Mary A., 42 

Young, Abel, 20 

Betsey Amanda Jane (Mun- 

sey), 20 
Jonathan, 20 
Lucy Merritt (Munsey), 30 


All, Saints Barking, 150 

America, 7, 52, 65, 68, 74, 76, 77, 
81, 82, 90, 97, 104, 113, 118, 
122, 124, 141, 148, 164, 171, 
175, 178, 182 


Au, France, 5 
Augusta, Maine, 143 
AuMALE, France, 4 
Ayr (river), Scotland, 123 

Banbury, England, 85 

Bangor, Me., 21 

Barbadoes, 30, 148 

Barnstable, Mass., 100, 102, 128, 
129, 174 

Barnstead, N. H., 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 

Barnston, Quebec, 20, 21 

Barrington, N. H., 13, 15 

Barton Regis, England,.80 

Basin Point, Phippsburg, Me., 133 

Battle Abbey, 5 

Beddenden, Kent Co., England, 

Bedford Co., England, 112 

Berwick, Scotland, 6 

Bessin, France, 4 

Bloody Brook, 172 

BoDiHAM, England, 5 

Bolton, Mass., 157, 158, 159 

Boothbay, Me., 123 

Boston, England, 74 

Boston, Mass., 27, 54, 70, 85, 92, 
96, 118, 121, 124, 125, 126, 128 
129, 130, 134, 145, 158, 172, 
182, 183 

Bowdoin, Me., 22, 41, 44 

Bowdoinham, Me., 42 

BOYEUX, France, 4 

Brewster, Mass., 129 

Bridgewater, Mass., 66, 78, 164 

Bristol, England, 80, 82 

Bristol, Me., 80, 123 

Britain, 3 

Brookhaven, L. I., 7, 9 
Brunswick, Me., 36, 38 
Bunker Hill, Mass., 149 
Burgundy, France, 4 

Cambridge, Mass., 78, 92, 134 
Cambridge University, England, 

Cambridgeshire, England, 6 
Canada, 20, 116, 155, 156, 159 
Cape Cod, 37, 76, 100, 132, 133 
Cape Cod Harbor, 67 
Cape Elizabeth, Me., 94 
Cape Small Point, — see Small 

Carolinas, The, 92 
Casco Bay, Me., 39 
Chambly River, 155 
Champagne, France, 4 
Channel Islands, 131 
Charlestown (Stoneham) Mass., 

108, 109 
Charlotteville, Ontario, 159 
Chatham, Mass., 87 

cSfxER (ENGLAND, 57 

Chicknell, England, 10 
Clinton, Mass., 154 
Cohannet, Mass., 56 
Condy's Harbor, Me., 40, 41 
Conihasset, Mass., 168 
Connecticut, 66, 122 
Continent of Europe, 6 
Cornville, Me., 158 
Crecy, France, 175 
Criquetot, France, 4 
Cumberland Co., England, 6 
Cumberland Co., Me., 37 
CusHiNG, Me., 125 

Dartmouth, Mass., 88, 164 
Dedham, Mass., 92, 112, 113 
Detroit, Me., 42 
Devonshire, Eng., 178 




Dorchester, Mass., 68 

Dorking, England, 137 

Dover, N. H., 9, 10, 12, 13, 145, 
146, 147 

Durham, N. H., 9, 12, 131, 6, 17, 
19, 120, 145, 146, 147 

Mass., 51, 64, 55, 
61, 62, 63, 66, 67, 

DuxBURT I 78, 79, 83, 84, 88, 

Duxborough ( 139,140,150,151, 
161, 162, 163, 164, 
165, 166, 176, 177 

East Mercer, Me., 160 

Eastham, Mass., 31, 32, 35, 57, 58, 
59, 84, 86, 101, 102, 103, 104, 
105, 106, 110, 111, 128, 129, 
130, 131, 133, 150, 151, 173, 

Easton Bray, England, 112 

Eliot, Me. ("Old EUot"), 119, 143 

England, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 30, 31, 51, 
53, 69, 76, 82, 85, 88, 89, 95, 
96, 99, 101, 102, 104, 107, 112, 
113, 121, 128, 129, 137, 138, 
139, 148, 150, 153, 160, 172, 
178, 179 

Ettrick (Forest), Scotland, 123 

Eu (Forest of) France, 4 

First Herring Brook, Scituate, 

Mass., 180 
Forest of Eu, France, 4 
France, 5, 76, 131 

Gardiner, Me., 22, 44 

Gaul, 3 

Georgetown (Phippsburg), Me., 
93, 94, 126, 127, 131, 133, 166, 

Gloucester, Mass., 71, 92, 93, 94 

Gloucester Co., England, 80, 150 

Grand Banks, Newfoundland, 
37, 141 

Graveley, England, 99 

Great Britain, 76 

Great Island (Sebascodegaxi), Me. 

Great Meadow, Wellfleet Har- 
bor, Mass., 178 

Green St., Hingham, Mass., 86 

Greenbush, So. Scituate, Mass., 

Groton, Mass., 149 

Hadley, Mass., 172 

Halifax Parish, England, 150 

Hanover St. (No. 298), Boston, 

Harpswell, Me., 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 

42, 43, 44, 133, 167 
Harsmouncy, 5 
Hartford, Conn., 92, 172 
Harwich (Brewster), Mass., 129 
Harzmounsey, 5 
Hastings, England, 5 
Haverhill, Mass., 10 
Hebron, Conn., 135 
Herste, 5 

Herts, England, 99 
High St., Boston, 182 
Hingham, Mass., 68, 69, 70, 85, 86, 

Holland, 63, 74, 132 
Hurstmqnceaux, 5 

Independence Hall, 14 
Ipswich, Mass., 79, 92, 107 
Ireland, 76, 123, 126 
Isle of Sables, 93 
Isle of Shoals, 141 

"Jerseys," The, 158 

Kennebec River, 124 

Kent Co., England, 90, 134, 175, 

180, 182 
Kent St., Scituate, Mass., 90, 180 
KiLLiNGLY (Thompson), Conn., 

108, 109, 136 
Kittery, Me., 9, 12, 21, 71, 119, 

141, 142, 143 
Kittery Point, 142 

Lancashire, England, 95, 113, 

Lancaster, Mass., 95, 96, 112, 113, 
114, 148, 150, 153, 154, 157 

Lechlade, Gloucestershire, Eng- 
land, 150 

Lee, N. H., 12, 14, 15, 16, 98 

Leyden, Holland, 64, 65, 74, 77, 
82, 83, 157, 160, 161 

Lincoln, Me., 21, 38, 34, 44 

Lincoln Co., Me., 80, 122 

Lisbon Falls, Me., 22, 41, 43, 44 

Litchfield, Me., 22, 41, 42, 43, 44 

Litchfield Plains, 41 

Little Compton, R. I., 55, 56, 140 



LiVERMORE Falls, Me., 22, 43, 44 
London, 6, 27, 68, 88, 92, 112, 137, 

Long Island, N. Y., 7, 9, 129 
LouisBURG, C. B., 9, 16, 62, 71, 72, 

Lowell, Mass., 20 
Lydd, England, 68 
Lynn, Mass., 49, 66, 100 

Madbury, N. H., 13, 14, 15, 146, 

Maine, 9, 19, 21, 36, 37, 38, 123, 

Malden, Mass., 107, 108 
Manchester, Mass., 92 
Manomet, Plymouth, Mass., 60 
Marblehead, Mass., 50, 116, 117, 

118, 119, 120, 143, 146 
Marshfield, Mass., 164 
Massachusetts, 66, 118, 123, 126, 

150, 153 
Massachusetts Bay Colony, 29 
Matinicus, Me., 94 
Mattacheese (Yarmouth), see 

Mattakeese, 29 
Mattakeese (Yannouth), 29, 31 
Meeting House Lane, Scituate, 

Mass., 180 
Melrose, Mass., 107 
Mercer, Me., 21, 44 
"Munsey's Bridge," 12 
Munsey's Clearing, 17 
"Munsey's Corner," 17, 19 
MuscoNGUs Island, Me., 80 

Nantes, France, 131 

Narragansett Colony (of Hugue- 
nots), 131 

"Nashaway" (Lancaster), Mass., 

Nauset (Eastham), 31, 35, 173 

Netherlands, 73 

New England, 14, 16, 28, 29, 50, 
59, 63, 80, 84, 92, 112, 115, 116, 
144, 148, 163, 168 

New Hampshire, 9, 14, 16, 19, 

New Harbor, Me., 80, 81 

New York City, 7 

Newbury, Mass., 118 

Newfouitoland, 141 

Newport, R. I., 118 

Newton, N. H., 15 

Newton Plains, 13 

Newton Road, 13 
Nobleboro, Me., 123 
Norfolk Co., England, 97 
Normandy, 3, 4, 6, 175 
North Malden (Melrose), Mass, 

North Square, Boston, 128 
North Stoneham, England, 10 
northfield, n. h., 17 
Nottinghamshire, England, 73 

On, Earls of, 5 
Ontario, Canada, 159 
Oyster Bay (L. I.), 129 
Oyster River (Dxirham), N. H., 
9, 12, 13, 145, 146 

Pamet (Truro), 34, 105 
Patchogue, N. Y., 7, 8, 9 
Pemaquid, Me., 123, 124 
Pemaquid Point, 80 
Penobscot River, 124 
Peterhouse (Camb., Eng.), 73 
Philadelphia, 14 
Phippsburg, Me., 41, 132, 133, 166, 

PicARDY, France, 4 
Piscataqua, 71 


PiTMiNSTER, England, 170, 171 

Plymouth, England, 10, 64, 65, 
71, 74, 141 

Plymouth, Mass., 27, 29, 30, 31, 
54, 56, 58, 59, 61, 63, 64, 66, 74, 
77, 78, 80, 82, 83, 100, 110, 
137, 138, 139, 145, 150, 151, 
152, 160, 161, 163, 164, 178, 
179, 182 

Plymouth Church, 73 

Plymouth Colony, 73, 75, 80, 88, 

Plymouth Harbor, 74 

Plymouth Rock, 29, 52 

PoPHAM Fort, 80 

Portland, Me., 42, 44 

"Prescott" (Lancaster), Mass., 

"Prescott's" (a garrison), 154 

"QuADic," Conn., 109 
Quebec, 20, 21 

Rape of Hastings, 5 
Rhode Island, 131, 140 
Rochester, N. H., 13 



Rockland, Me., 20 
Rowley, Mass., 153 

Saconnet, 101 

Sagadahoc, Me., 123 

St. Botolph St., Boston, 125 

St. George's Fort, 124 

St. George's River, 124, 125 

St. Mary's, London, 27 

Salem, Mass., 49, SO, 117, 119, 

120, 146 
Salisbury, 10 
Samlesbury, 161 
Sandwich, England, 64, 65 
Sandwich, Mass., 84, 99, 100, 101, 

102, 129, 152 
Sandwich, N. H., 18, 19, 20 
Saonne River, France, 4 
Saratoga, 16 
Saugus (Lynn), 100 
Scituate, Mass., 90, 91, 115, 116, 

117, 134, 135, 168, 169, 180, 

181, 182, 183 
Scotland, 6, 76 
Scottish Border, 6 
Scratby, England, 97 
Scrooby, England, 73, 77 
Sebascodegan (Great Island), Me., 

38, 39, 40, 43 
Seguin, Me., 40 
Senarpont, France, 4 
Sezanne, France, 4 
Shoreham, England, 184 
Sidnam, Devonshire, England, 

Small Point, Cape, Me., 40, 165, 

166, 167 
Smithfield, Me., 20, 21, 22, 158, 

Somerset Co., Me., 20 
Somersetshire, England, 160, 

170, 171 
South Scituate, Mass., 181 
South Street, Hingham, Mass., 68 
Southampton, England, 63, 137 
Southampton Co., England, 10 
Sowerby, England, 153 
Springfield, Mass., 172 
Standish, England, 148 
Stark, Me., 20, 158, 159 

Stoneham, Mass., 108 
Strafford Co., N. H., 18, 147 
Surrey, England, 137 

Taunton, Mass., 56, 90, 176 
Tavistock, England, 141 
Templeton, Mass., 136, 159 
Tenterden, England, 115, 182 
Thomaston, Maine, 125 
Thompson (Killingly), Conn., 108, 

Tonset (Eastham), Mass., 103 
Truro, Mass., 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 

37, 86, 87, 105, 106 

United States, 28, 118 

Virginia, 76, 92 

Waldron, England, 115 

Wales, 92 

Walnut Tree Hill, Scituate, 

Mass., 180 
Walter Woodworth's Hill, 

Scituate, Mass., 181 
Warren, Me., 124, 125 
Washington, D. C, 158 
Watertown, Mass., 63, 97, 98, 

104, 109, 135, 148, 162 
Wellfleet, Mass., 87 
Wellfleet Harbor, 178 
Westbrook, Me., 42 
Westmoreland Co., England, 6 
Wethersfield, Conn., 170, 171 
Weymouth, Mass., 180 
Wheelwright's Pond, N. H., 98 
Whitechapel, London, 27 
Wilts, England, 85 
Windham Co., Conn., 108 
Wiscasset, Me., 13, 19 
Woburn, Mass., 95, 98, 108, 112, 

121, 122, 154 
Worcester Co., Mass., 153 
Wrington, England, 82, 83, 160 
Wrotham, Kent, England, 182 
Wygan, Lancashire, England, 148 

Yarmouth, Mass., 29, 31, 102, 

128, 129 
York, England 82 


Abigail, The (a ship), 99, 112 
Abom family, merged in that of 

Jackson, 51 
"Acts and Monuments," Poxe, 4 
Adventurers, The, 63, 88, 137 
Affidavit of Andrew Chaimcey 

Munsey, 19 
Alden autographs, 54 
Bible, 54 
house, 64 
Alden, name of, merged 
in that of Paybody, 66 
in those of MuUins and Pay- 
body, 138 
All Saints Church, Biddenden, Eng- 
land, 69 
Allied Famihes (Part III), 47 
Allotment of Cattle in Plymouth, 64 
America, The, captures the Pica- 
roon, 40 
American baronet, An, 142 
cause, 16 
Leffingwells, 121 
Ancestors of Longfellow, 177 
Anchoring in Plymouth Harbor, 74 
Andrews, name of, merged in that 

of Wadsworth, 57 
Ann, The (one of the Pilgrim ships), 
57, 58, 59, 77, 82, 161, 163, 178, 
"Annals of Lancaster" — Nourse,149 
Salem"— Felt, 119 
Warren" — Eaton, 125 
Aguila non capiat muscas, 175 
Army, The Continental, 16 
Assessor for sending aid to other 

colonies, 29 
Assistants, First Council of, 29 

Governor's (or Royal Coun- 
cillors), 85, 88, 90, 100, 102, 
151, 162, 170 
Association Test, 14, 16 
Athenaeum, Boston, Librarian of, 

Bangs, name of, merged in that of 

Higgins, 59 
Baronet, An American, 142 
Bartlett, name of, merged in those 

of Brewster and Sprague, 89 

in those of Paybody and 

Sprague, 56, 138, 140 

in that of Sprague, 63 

in those of Warren and Sprague, 
Bartlett farm, 60 
Bassett Family Association, 65 
Bassett, name of, merged 

in that of Sprague, 67 

in those of Brewster and 
Sprague, 79 
Bate(s), name of, merged in that of 

Cobb, 71 
Battle Abbey, Roll of, 4 

of Cr^y (1346), 175 
Bigotry in the Sandwich church, 

Blessing, The (a ship), 168 

"Boiling Spring" (see Leffingwell), 

Boston Athenaetun, 54 

Court House, burned (1748), 80 

News Letter, 55, 56 

Public Library, 64 

Siege of, 158 
Bradford's opinion of Brewster, 76 
Bray house in Kittery, Me., 72, 141 
Bray, name of, merged in that of 

■ Pepperrell, 72 
Brewster, name of, merged 

in that of Bartlett, 79 

in those of Collier and Bartlett, 

in that of Prence, 78 
British army, Lt.-General Pepperrell 
in, 16, 142, 143 

persecution, 159 




Britishers found hiding in the hold 
of a captured coaster, 41 

Broadsides on John Alden's death, 

Brown, name of, merged in that of 
Denning, 81 

Brunswick, Me., Wheeler's His- 
tory, 39 

Bull— Priscilla Alden's "palfrey," 52 

Burning of Cumberland Co. (Me.) 
Registry of Deeds, 38 

"Calf Pasture," Taunton, Mass., 56 

Campaign at Louisburg by Sir Wm. 
Pepperrell, 72 

Canadians learn to run a sawmill, 

Cape (Cod) towns, 37 

Carpenter, name of, merged in that 
of Southworth, 84 

Carpet knights, 29 

Casco Bay invaded by pirates, 40 

Castle and Castellany of Mon- 
ceaux, 4 

Cemetery at Lancaster, Mass., 154, 

Chamber of Commerce, Incipient, 

Chamberlain to the Prince (later 
King Edward II),— Walter de 
Mouncey, 6 

Charter members of the Connecti- 
cut Colony, 170-172 

Charter of Connecticut, demanded 
by Andres, 171; hidden in the 
Charter Oak, 172 

"Chief of the Pilgrims," 75 

Child bom on the Mayflower, 31 

Chronicle of the Dukes of Nor- 
mandy, 4 

Church at Barnstable, Mass., 128 
at Boston, King's Chapel, 118 
North, 128 
Second, 128 
at Dover, N. H., 146 
at Eastham, Mass., 102 
at Eaton Bray, England, 112 
of John Robinson, 161 
atKillingly (Thompson), Conn. 

109, 136 
at Kittery, Me., 142 
at Marblehead, Mass., — 

St. Michael's (1707-1714) 
at Newbury, Mass. (1711) 
at Plymouth, Mass., 152 

Churches — Continued 

of Rome, made marriage a sac- 
rament, 63 

at Scituate, Mass. (First\ 181 

at Thompson (Killingly), Conn. 
109, 136 

membership required of free- 
men, 50 
Cincinnati, Order of the, 43 
Civil War in the U. S., 22 
Coat of mail, Prescott's, 119 

arms of Wadsworth family, 175 
Cobb, name of, merged 

in those of Bate(s) and Hop- 
kins, 71 

in those of Freeman I and 
Hopkins, 78, 103, 130, 153 

in that of Hopkins, 87 
CoUier, name of, merged 

in that of Brewster, 89 

in that of Southworth, 89 
Colonial Court, 90 

Governors, Lives, by Moore, 28 

Records, 91 

Warriors, 178 

Wars, 162 
Colonies, see Connecticut, Narra- 

gansett. New England, Ply- 
mouth, etc. 
Commissary General, 162 
Commissioner of the highways, 182 

to the Indians of N. E. (Sir 
Wm. Pepperrell), 16 

for the United Colonies, 162 
Committee of Inspection and Cor 

respondence, 38 
Compact, The, in the Mayflower- 

28, 63, 76, 137, 178 
Confederation of New England 

Colonies, 88 
Congregationalism, 73 
Connecticut Colony, 29, 135, 170, 

Regiment (Third), 136 

Troops at Hadley and Spring- 
field, 172 
Connecting link, A, 147 
Conqueror, William the, 4 
"Conquest of Mexico," 150 
"Conquest of Peru," 150 
Constable, an office of high trust, 

61, 182 
Constitution of the United States, 66 
Continental Army, 16 

Money, 133 



Com ground in a windmill, 90 

Correspondence, Inspection and, 
Committee of, 38 

Council of Massachusetts, Presi- 
dent of, 16 • 
ofWar,63, 100, 102, 162 
the first of Governor's Assist- 
ants, 29 

Councillors, see Assistants 

Court of Common Pleas, 102, 141 
See also Colonial Court, Ply- 
mouth Court 

"Courtship of Miles Standish," 51, 

Covenant to preserve religion in 
Lancaster, Mass., 95 

Cow, value in 1832, 18 

willed to Abigail Munsey, 147 

Customs duties on "obstrucktion to 
traffique," 50 

Damon, name of, merged 

in that of Merritt, 91, 134 

in those of Woodworth and 
Merritt, 181 
Daring Adventure, A, 39 
Day, derived from Dee — "dark," 
92 ; name of, merged 

in those of I3enning and 
Sprague, 81 

in that of Sprague, 94 
De Monceaux, Seat of the, 4 
Death of John Houghton on the 

Common, 112 
Declaration of Independence, 

A signer of, 66, 174 

The first, 14, 28, 76 
Debts of Plymouth Colony as- 
sumed by Thomas Prence and a 

few assistants, 151 
Dee, "dark," 92 

Deed to Lincoln Co., etc., burned, 80 
Denning, name of, merged in 

those of Brown and Day, 81 
Deputy Collector of the Port of 

New York, 7 
Deputy to General Court, 100, 102, 

162, 170, 176 
Dissenters, 82 
Distribution of land in Plymouth, 

Mass., 64 
Dividers of land in Lancaster, Mass. , 

Division of cattle in Plymouth, 

Mass. (1627), 163 

Domesday Book, 5, 6 

Duel, first in New England, 29 

Dukes of Normandy, Chronicle of 

the, 4 
Dutch, Expedition against the, 129 
Duxbury Company, 78, 139, 162 

History of, Winsor, 176 

Earls of Eu, 4 

Early life of Frank A. Munsey, 22 

Eastham records, 131 

Edict of Nantes, 131 

"Elder," title of, given in antici- 
pation, 74 

Elizabeth, The (a ship), 68 
Queen, 73, 77 

Elopement of Thomas Flagg, 97 

EngUsh Commonwealth, 134 

crew fire on the America, 40 
Exodus, 75 
fashion of living, 143 
men-of-war on the Maine Coast 

murder an Indian, 139 
names, see Names, English 
pirates on the Maine Coast, 40 
records of the Leffingwell fam- 
ily, 121 
of Stephen Hopkins's 
second marriage, 27 

Episcopal Churches in America, 118 

Epitaphs of John and Mary 
Houghton, 114 

Eu, Earls of, 4 

Exodus, The English, 75 

"Familiar Quotations," author of, 

FamiUes, Allied, 47 
Farrar, name of, merged in that of 

Houghton, 96 
"Fifty skins" paid for a Maine 

County, 80 
First Declaration of Independence, 
14, 28, 76 
deed of conveyance on Ameri- 
can soil, 80 
encounter with the Indians 

(1620), 178 
English town on Cape Cod 

(Sandwich), 100 
Landing {not on Plymouth 

Rock), 57, 58 _ 
marriage by a minister in Mas- 
sachusetts (1686), 63 



First — Continued 

meeting-house in Taunton, 

Mass., 56 
mill built in Canada, 155 
settlers at Wethersfield, Conn., 

"ship of size," launched, 58 
six settlers of Lancaster, Mass., 

things. Some interesting, that 
happened to the Pilgrims 
and others, 28 
white child bom in Lancaster, 

Mass., 154 
windmill, 90 
winter, awful, 75 
Fishermen of Gloucester, lost in 

August, 1716, 93 
Flagg, name of, merged 
in that of Green, 99 
in those of Leppingwell and 
Green, 122 
Fortune, The (a Pilgrim ship), 58, 

64, 65, 150 
Freeman, A, defined, 31, 50, 149 
Freeman I family, descended from 
Edmund of Sandwich, 84 
name merged 
in that of Cobb, 103 
in those of Prence and Cobb, 

78, 153 
in those of Mayo and Cobb, 130 
Freeman II family, descended from 
Samuel of Watertown, 84 
name merged 
in that of Hopkins, 106 
in that of Pepper, 105 
in those of Southworth and 

Hopkins, 84 
in those of Southworth and 

Pepper, 163 
in those of Treat and Hopkins, 

130, 175 
reaches the Munseys by two 
routes of different lengths, 
105, 106. Cf. also page 120 
Freeman's Oath, A, 50 
French and Indian War, 136 

military service abandoned, 

names, see Names, French 
origin of the Mereens, 131 
Friar, A, frightens the Indians, 155 
Friends, Society of, 9 

"Gentlemen," Seven in Plymouth 

Colony, 54 
Germ of American Constitution," 

see Compact 
Gideon's Band, 40 
Government, Foundation of in the 
United States (The Com- 
pact), 28 
Governor, Acting, 88 
Bradford, 75 
of Coimecticut, 171 
Dunbar, 123 

and Elder, incompatible, 75 
the French, 155 
of Kennebec, 162 
Pepperrell, 16 
Phips (Lt.-Gov.), 126 
of Plymouth Colony, 75 
Prence, 75 
WinslOw, 75 
"Governors of Connecticut" — Nor- 
ton, 172 
Governors, Lives of the Colonial — 

Moore, 28 
Governors' Assistants (see also 

Councillors), 29, 53 
Grammar Schools, early, aided by 

Gov. Prince, 152 
"Grand Inquest," 139 
Gravestone of Samuel Treat, 174 

Thomas Sawyer, 154 
Timothy Munsey and 
wife, 19 
"Great Swamp Fight," 172 
Green, name of, merged 

in those of Flagg and Lee, 99, 

in that of Lee, 109 
Gunshot accident to ThomasFlagg's 
eye, 97 

Harlem Heights, Battle of, 158 
Harpswell, Wheeler's History, 39 
Harvard College, 173, 174 
Higgins, name of, merged 

in those of Bangs and Pepper,59 

in that of Pepper, 111 
History of Ashbumham, Mass., 135 

Barnstable, Mass., 100 

Brunswick, Topsham, and 
Harpswell, 39 

Duxbury, 176 

New England, 28 

Plymouth, 138 

Protestant Refugees, 131 



"Homes of otir Forefathers" — 

Whitefield, 71 
Hopkins, name of, merged 

in those of Cobb and Munsey, 

71, 78, 87, 103, 130, 153 
in those of Freeman II and 
Munsey, 84, 89, 106, 130, 
in those of Mereen and Mun- 
sey, 59, 105, 111, 133, 163 
in those of Sprague and Mun- 
sey, 56, 57, 63, 67, 79, 81, 
94, 127, 138, 140, 168, 177, 
Houghton, name of, merged 

in those of Farrar and Sawyer, 

in that of Sawyer, 115 
House built in 1680, 60 
"House of the Seven Gables," 81 
Huguenots in Rhode Island, 131 
Hundred RoUs, 180 
Hyland, name of, merged 
in that of Merritt, 116 
in those of Stockbridge and 
Merritt, 169 
Hyland's Farm, Waldron, England, 
Shop, in Tenterden, England, 

lUiteracy, 9 

Imposts, petition against, 50 

Independence, first Declaration of, 

14, 28, 76 
Independence declared in New 
Hampshire, January, 1776, 
Indian entertained over night by 
Stephen Hopkins, 29 
fight at Bloody Brook (1675), 
Great Meadow (1620), 178 
Great Swamp (1675), 173 
Pawtucket (1676), 164 
"Prescott's' and "Saw- 
yer's" (1675/6), 154 
Taunton (1675), 102 
fighter (Benj. Church), 162 
incursions, 153 
massacres, 112, 125, 146 
uprising at Kittery Point, 142 

of 1637, 29 
of 1675-6, 149 
of 1710, 12 

Indians, bearers of body of Rev. 
S. Treat, 174 
capture the Sawyers and others, 

kill Joseph Pitman, 147 
murdered by three English- 
men, 139 
of N. E., Commissioned to, 16 
pursued into Penobscot Bay, 

torture by, interrupted, 155 
Inspection and Correspondence 

Committee, 38 
"Inquest, The Grand," 139 

Jackson, name of, merged 

in those of Abom and Pitman, 

in those of Pepperrell and Pit- 
man, 72, 144 
in that of Pitman, 120 
John and Dorothy, The (a ship), 97 
Judge, A (Freeman), of the Old 

Colony, 100, 102 
Jurors in Celonial days, 170 

King Philip's War, 71, 91, 95, 153, 

154, 162, 169 
King William's War, 98 

Land, value of in 1832, 18 
Landing of Pilgrims, 58, 75, 178 
Last of the Mohicans, 122 
Latin books in Elder Brewster's 

library, 76 
Lee, name of, merged 

in those of Green and Merritt, 

99, 109, 122 
Legal voter, a, 31 
Legionaries, Roman, names of, 3 
Leppingwell, name of, merged in 

that of Flagg,122 
Letter from Gov. Bradford and 

wife to Mary Carpenter, 83 
"Lexington Alarm," 158 
Librarian of Boston Athenaeum, 125 
Library of Elder Brewster, 75 
Lieut.-Gen. Pepperrell (British 

army), 16 
Lightning kills Mrs. Thos. Day and 

daughter, 93 
Line, The Munsey, 3 

The Hopkins, 25 
Lion, The (a ship), 176 
Little James, The (a ship), 178 



"Lives of the Colonial Governors," 

Lord's Day, The, 74 
Louisburg Campaign, 72, 143 

Mclntyre, name of, merged 
in that of Sprague, 127 
Magazine of American History, 80 
Maine, Twentieth Regiment of, 23 

landtitles, 81 
Maisters (Aldermen) of Pljrmouth, 

England, 10 
Maps, old, of France, 4 
Mariner, a Mereen, 132 
"Marines," French, may be pro- 
genitors of the Mereens, 131, 
Marriage (until 1686) by civil 
magistrates, 63, 134, 145 
ninth in the Colony, 151 
Massachusetts people emigrate to 
Connecticut, 108 
militia, 158, 166 
"Master," originally abbreviated as 

Mr., 27 
Mather's (Cotton) tribute to Gov. 

Prince 152 
Mayflower, The, 7, 22, 27, 28, 30, 
31, 43, 49, 53, 58, 60, 65, 
67,74,76,77,83, 101,138, 
178, 179 
ancestors (8) of Patience Bart- 

lett, 165 
Compact, see Compact 
Descendant, 54, 137, 178 
Mayo, name of, merged 

in that of Freeman II, 130 
in that of Treat, 130 

from family to family till they merge in either Munsey or Hopkins. 
Abom-Jackson-Pitman-Munsey, 51 
Alden-Paybody-Bartlett-Sprague-Hopkins, 56 
Andrews-Wadsworth-Sprague-Hopkins, 57 
Bangs-Higgins-Pepper-Mereen-Hopkins, 59 
Bartlett-Sprague-Hopkins, 63 
Bassett-Sprague-Hopkins, 67 
Bate(s)-Cobb-Hopkins, 71 
Bray- Pepperrell-Jackson-Pitman- Munsey, 72 

iBrewster-Prence-Freeman I-Cobb-Hopkins, 78 
Brewster-Bartlett-Sprague-Hopkins, 79 
Brown-Denning-Day-Sprague-Hopkins, 81 
Carpenter-Southworth-Freeman II-Hopkins, 84 
Cobb-Hopkins, 87 

iCoUier-Brewster-Bartlett-Sprague-Hopkins, 89 
CoUier-Southworth-Freeman II-Hopkins, 89 
Damon-Merritt-Sawyer-Munsey, 91 

"Men of Kent," ^ 
Merchant Adventurers, see Ad- 
Mereen, name of, merged 
in that of Hopkins, 133 
in those of Pepper and Hop- 
kins, 59, 105, 111, 163 
Mergers, see under family sur- 
names, and on p. 211, f. 
Merritt, name of, merged 
in that of Damon, 134 
in those of Damon and Sawyer, 

91, 181 
in those of Hyland and Sawyer, 

116, 169 
in those of Lee and Sawyer, 99, 

109, 122 
in that of Sawyer, 136 
in those of Wybome and Saw- 
yer, 183 
Military Secretary, Washington, 

D. C, 158 
Mill, first saw- in Canada, 155 
saw- and grist- at Scituate, 
"Miller of the Dee," 92 
Minute Men, 158 
"Mister," final pronunciation 

Mr., 27 
Monceaux, Commune of, 4 
Most learned of the early Colonists, 

"Mr.", meaning in the 17th Cen- 
tury, 27, 100, 170 
MuUins, name of, merged in that o- 

Alden, 138 
Munsey-Hopkins mergers, traced 




Munsey --Hopkins mergers — Continued 

Day-Sprague-Hopkins, 94 

Farrar-Houghton-Sawyer-Munsey, 96 

Flagg-Green-Lee-Merritt-Sawyer-Munsey, 99 

Freeman I-Cobb-Hopkins, 103 
1 Freeman II-Pepper-Mereen-Hopkins, 105 
} Freeman II-Hopkins, 106 

Green-Lee-Merritt-Sawyer-Munsey, 109 

Higgins-Pepper-Mereen-Hopkins, 111 

Houghton-Sawyer-Munsey, 115 

Hyland-Merritt-Sawyer-Munsey, 116 

Jackson- Pitman- Munsey, 120 

Leppingwell-Flagg-Green-Lee-Merritt-Sawyer-Munsey, 122 

Mclntyre-Sprague-Hopkins, 127 

! Mayo- Treat- Freeman II-Hopkins, 130 
Mayo-Freeman I-Cobb-Hopkins, 130 
Mereen-Hopkins, 133 
Merritt-Sawyer-Munsey, 136 

MuUins-Alden-Paybody-Bartlett-Sprague-Hopkins, 138 
Paybody-Bartlett-Sprague-Hopkins, 140 , 

Pitman (two lines)— Munsey, 51, 72, 144, 145, 148 
Prescott-Sawy er- Munsey, 150 
Prince-Freeman I-Cobb-Hopkins, 153 
Sawyer-Munsey, 160 

Southworth-Freeman II-Pepper-Mereen-Hopkins, 163 
Sprague-Hopkins, 168 
Stockbridge-Hyland-Merritt-Sawyer-Munsey, 169 

Treat-Freeman II-Hopkins, 175 

Wadsworth-Sprague-Hopkins, 177 

Warren-Bartlett-Sprague-Hopkins, 179 

Woodworth-Damon-Merritt-Sawyer-Munsey, 181 

Wybome-Merritt-Sawyer-Munsey, 183 
Munsey Line, The, 3 Norman Conquest, 4, 6 

Munsey name, ancient, 3 Norman names, see Names 

appears in America, 7 Norman Rolls, 4 

source of, 3 Normandy, Chronicles of the 

uncommon, 3 Dukes of, 4 

Murder of an Indian, 139 North Church, Boston, 128 

North Square, Boston, 128 
Name, source of the Munsey, 3 Norton's "Governors of Connec- 

Names, Danish, 3 ^^ , I^??"^''7^?t * -m^q 

English, 3, 4, 6, 6, 97 Nourses Annals of Lancaster, 149 

French 4 Nuncupative wiU, 137 
Norman, 3, 4, 6, 6 

Norse 97 Old EUot," 143 

Roman 3 4 6 "Old Oaken Bucket," author, 180 

Saxon, 3 ' "Old Trinity," Newport, R. I., 118 

New England families, 122 Oldest churches in America, 118 

Family History, 119 Oldest date in Lancaster, Mass. 

Magazine, 144 (in the Old Granary Bury- 

New Hampshire Genealogical Reg- ing Ground), 112 

ister 10 Order of the Cincinnati, 43 

New World, 28 Oxen, value in 1832 (see also Price) 

Noble's "Pilgrims," 137 18 



Painting of the Siege of Louisburg, 

Pastors begin to celebrate marri- 
ages, 63 

Patriarchs, 54 

Paul, The (a ship), 92 

Paybody, name of, merged 

in those of Alden and Bart- 

lett, 66, 138 
in that of Bartlett, 140 

Pepper, name of, merged 

in those of Freeman II and 

Mereen, 105, 163 
in those of Higgins and Me- 
reen, 59, 111 

Pepperrell, name of, merged 

in those of Bray and Jackson, 

in that of Jackson, 144 

Pequot War (1637), 66, 78, 161, 162 

Petition of the "distressed people of 
Lancaster," Mass., 96 

Phips expedition to Canada, 116 

Picaroon, The, captured by Ameri- 
can "privateersmeb," 40, 

Pilgrim colonization, 53 

Pilgrim Hall, 27, 64 

"Pilgrim Republic," 53 

Pilgrim Ships, The, 58 

Pilgrims, 28, 61, 62, 53, 54, 67, 68, 
64, 65, 67, 74, 75, 76, 77, 
80, 88, 137, 161, 165, 179 

Pirates in Casco Bay, 39 

Pitman, name of, merged 

in those of Jackson and Mun- 
sey, 51, 72, 120, 144 

Planter, The (a ship), 67 

Plymouth Church, 73 (see also 

Plymouth Church Records, 152 

Plymouth Colony, 29, 53, 57, 65, 
73, 88, 161, 162 

Plymouth Colony Regiment, 102 

Plymouth Colony Wills, 78 

Plymouth County Probate Records, 

Plymouth Court, 90, 166 

Plymouth, History of, 138 

Plymouth Rock, 29, 52, 68, 75 

Portrait of Sir William Pepperrell 
at Augusta, Me., 143 

"Post," The, of Scrooby, Eng., 73 

Preaching three times on Sunday, 
in the "Munsey schooUiouse," 

to the Pilgrims, by Elder 
Brewster, 76 
Prence | Gov. eulogized by Cotton 
Prince | Mather, 152 

name of, merged 
in those of Brewster and Free- 
man I, 78 
in that of Freeman I, 153 
Prescott, name of, merged in that of 

Sawyer, 150 
President of the Mass. Council 
(William Pepperrell), 16 
of Harvard College (Samuel 
Willard), 174 
Presidents of the U. S., see 
Adams, John 
Adams, John Quincy 
Grant, Ulysses S. 
Harrison, Benjamin 
Harrison, WiUiam Henry 
Price of a farm in Continental 
money, 133 
a house in com (1633), in East- 
ham, Mass., 110 
oxen (1832), 18 
a pew in Truro church (1711), 

a sheep (1832), 18 
Prince, see Prence 
"Privateersmen," 39, 41 
Prize money, 41 
Probate records of Strafford Co., 

N. H., 147 
Protestant refugees. Hist, of, 131 
Prudential Managers, 153 
Purgatory, the key to, 155 
Puritans protest against ecclesias- 
tical marriages, 63 

Quaker horror of war, 14 
Queen EUzabeth, 173, 77 

Ransom of John Bigelow and Elias 

Sawyer, 155 
Records, Colonial, 91 
Refugees, Protestant, History of,131 
Regiment, First, Lincoln Co. of 
Mass. Militia, 166 
Third Cormecticut, 136 
Twentieth Maine, 22 



Registry of Deeds burned, Port- 
land, Me., 38 
Religious intolerance, 74 
Representatives to General Court 

Benjamin Bartlett, 61 

Constant Freeman, 105 

Samuel Freeman, 105 

Henry Green, 108 

Richard Higgins, 110 

John Houghton, 113 

William Paybody, 140 

Thomas Sawyer, 156 
Representative to Old Colony Court 

William Bassett, 66 
Revolutionary Army, 158, 195 

pensioner, 166 

Rolls of N. H., 16 

War, 17, 38, 39, 43, 132, 158 
Roman legionaries, names of, 3 
Rose, The (a ship), 97 

Saint Michael's, Marblehead, Mass., 

very old, 118 
Samoset House, Pljrmouth, Mass.,66 
Sawmill, built by Sawyer, 155 
Sawyer, name of, merged 

in those of Houghton and Mun- 

sey, 95, 115 
in those of Merritt and Mun- 
sey, 91, 99, 109, 116, 122, 

136, 169, 181, 183 
in that of Munsey, 160 

in those of Prescott and Mun- 
sey, 150 

Scotch-Irish families, 123, 124 

Scotchmen, 123 

Seat of the De Monceaux, 4 

Second Church, Boston, 128 

Secretary of State to Queen Eliza- 
beth, 73 
Petition in office of, 96 

Seventh Day Advent Society, 154 

SewaU's Diary, 130 

ShavingmUl, The (a "privateer"), 

Sheep, value in 1832, 18 

Siege of Louisburg, Painting of the, 

Signers of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, 66, 174 
of the Mayflower Compact, 53, 

137, 178 

of the U. S. Constitution, 66 

Small pox in Marblehead, Mass. 

(1730), 119 

Mayflower Descendants, 101 
Colonial Wars, 101, 162 
Sole magistrate in Lancaster, Mass., 

Source of the Munsey name, 3 
Southworth, name of, merged 
in that of Bradford, 84 
in those of Carpenter and Free- 
man II, 84 
in those of Collier and Free- 
man II, 89 
in that of Freeman II, 163 
Spelling in the olden time, 131 
Sprague, name of, merged 

in those of Bartlett and Hop- 
kins, 56, 63, 79, 89, 138, 
140, 179 
in those of Bassett and Hop- 
kins, 67 
in those of Day and Hopkins, 

in that of Hopkins, 168 
in those of Mclntyre and Hop- 
kins, 127 
in those of Wadsworth and 
Hopkins, 57, 177 
Sprague's Tavern, 166 
Squaw Sachem, 102 
Stockbridge Mansion House, 169 

Mill, 169, 180 
Stockbridge, name of, merged 

in that of Hyland, 169 
Strike in a N. H. Regiment, 16 
Subinfeudation, 6 
Superstition of the Indians, 155 
Surnames, when first in use in Eng- 
land and Scotland, 5 
Surveyor, A land, at sixteen, 171 
of the Port of N. Y., 7 

Taylor's translation of Wace's 

Chronicle, 4 
Theory regarding the Mclntyre 

ancestry, 126 
Thompson Cotig. Church, at Kil- 

lingly. Conn., 109 
Toll for grinding com, 90 
Topsham, Wheeler's History, 39 
Translation of Wace's Chronicle, 4 
Treasurer of Pl3Tnouth Colony, 53, 




Treat, name of, merged 

in that of Freeman II, 175 
in those of Mayo and Freeman 
Treaty with Massasoit, 29 
Twentieth Maine Regiment, 22 

United States Constitution, 66 

Values of real and personal property 
in the early nineteenth 
century, see Price 

Viking, Rawl Flegg, 97 

Vital Records of Marblehead, 117 
of Scituate, 135 

Wace's Chronicle, 4 
Wadsworth, name of, merged 

in those of Andrews and 

Sprague, 67 
in that of Sprague, 177 
War of 1812, 42, 167 
See also Civil 

War — Continued 

French and Indian 

King Philip's 

King WiUiam's 


Warren, name of, merged in that of 

Bartlett, 179 
Wedding of John Alden, 52 
Wheeler's "History of Brunswick, 

Topsham, and Harps- 
well," 39 
Whitefield, Edward (author), 71 
Who's Who in Some Allied Fam- 
ilies, 47 
Wills, Plymouth Colony, 78 

Nuncupative, 137 
Windmill, first in America, 90 
Winsor's "History of Duxbury," 176 
Wood Wards (Woodward-Wood- 

worth) of the Hundred 

Rolls, 180 
Woodworth, name of, merged in 

that of Damon, 181 
Wybome, name of, merged in that 

of Merritt, 183 

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Spaces filled with 
L^tWilliam puled black lines in- Simeon 
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lines Indicate ancea- 
tfu is not asoeftained. 



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