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Molly, born Feb. 21,1773
Betsy, born Aug. 20, 1775
Jane, born Nov. 5, 1776; buried Sept. 18, 1778
Nabby, born Aug. 10, 1778; buried Sept. 18, 1778
Jeney, baptized Oct. 10, 1779 [born Oct. 6, 1779]

   This has been a very interesting search and but for Miss Hazel E. Ohman of the St. Paul Historical Library I never could have found it.

Contributed by Mrs. A. L. Ozmun, Lead, S. D.


   WILLIAM1 HAMER, born in Maryland about 1750 of English stock, started west in the spring of 1792 with his wife and ten children. They came down the Ohio river on a raft and landed at Fort Washington (now Cincinnati). In the spring of 1794 William Hamer procured a pair of horses and rigged up a wagon and, putting thereon his household goods, which were light in those days, started with his family through the wilderness to Dayton, Ohio. Randall and Ryan's History of Ohio states that "the first industrial establishment in Dayton, Ohio, is said to be the 'tub mill' of William Hamer for grinding corn." William Hamer was an itinerant Methodist minister, who later settled on his farm northeast of Dayton, where he died at the advanced age of 82 years. He married Esther Gregg, who was reared by her father's brother, Francis Gregg, her father having been killed by the Indians when Esther was quite young. Their children were:

1 Solomon Hamer
2 Francis Hamer m. Mary Mahan
3 Daniel Hamer m. Elizabeth Manahan
4 David Hamer
5 John Hamer
6 Mary Hamer
7 Elizabeth Hamer m. ------ Lowrey
8 Dayton Hamer
9 Ruth Hamer m. Abraham Wagner

   DANIEL2 HAMER (William1) married Elizabeth Manahan and had a son:




1 Robert Manahan Hamer, a prominent lawyer and mayor of Emporia, Kansas

   ELIZABETH2 HAMER (William1) married Abraham Wagner and had:

1 Frank Wagner, father of Edward Wagner
2 Elizabeth Wagner m. James Croy (parents of Mrs. Viola M. Munroe)
3 Lida Wagner m. Robert Haney of Dayton, O.

   FRANCIS2 HAMER (William1) lived at Fostoria, Ohio, and later settled at Delphi, Ind. He married Mary Mahan, whose father came from Ireland to America after he was a grown man. They had:

1 FRANCIS GREGG HAMER, b. Feb. 20, 1843, in Fostoria, O.

   FRANCIS GREGG3 HAMER (Francis,2 William1) born at Fostoria, O., Feb. 20, 1843, died in Kearney, Neb., Aug. 10, 1918, aged 75 years. He married at Eddyville, Ia., Dec. 6, 1869, Rebecca A. McCord of Delphi, Ind. At the age of 18 years he began the study of law at his home near Delphi, Ind. At 19 he entered the law office of Perrin & Manlove of Indianapolis, Ind., where he remained until he was 21, when he was admitted to the bar. He then spent some time with his parents on the farm, after which he engaged in the real estate business in Chicago, Ills. On Jan. 7, 1870, he removed to Lincoln, Neb., and two years later he went to Kearney, Neb., which was his home for the remainder of his life. He served as judge of the supreme court of Nebraska for many years. The children of Hon. Francis G. and Rebecca [McCord] Hamer were:

1 Thomas F. Hamer, an attorney
2 Grace J. Hamer m. Jacob Kanzler

Contributed by A. S. Miller, 1611 Roselyn Terrace, Lincoln, Neb.


   ROBERT L.2 DOUGLAS of Mercer county, N. J., probably a son of Robert1 and Mary [Lawrence] Douglas, served in the War of 1812 from Mercer county, N. J. He married before 1820 Naomi Rozelle. Children:

     1 Rebecca Elizabeth; married Reuben I. Cramer
     2 Henry, born about 1824; married Hannah Blaker, born 1826 and died 1858-9. Had a son Robert, still living at
        Long Island, Kan.



   REBECCA ELIZABETH3 DOUGLAS (Robert,2 Robert1) married before 1835 Reuben I. Cramer of Mercer county, N. J. He died about 1840-42. The exact date of her death is not known but probably after 1850. Children: 1 Edward Clark Cramer, b. July 26, 1836, and others

   EDWARD CLARK2 CRAMER (Reuben1), born July 26, 1836, married about 1860 Hannah Blaker Douglas, born about 1826, died -----. Edward Clark Cramer is still living, at Moreland, Kan. Children:

1 Joseph, b. about 1861: d. ------
2 Elizabeth, b. Nov. 19, 1865

   ELIZABETH3 CRAMER (Edward Clark,2 Reuben1), born Nov. 19, 1865, near Trenton, N. J., married Mar. 11, 1884, in Republic county, Kan., John H. Best, born in 1863 in Appanoose county, Ia., son of A. J. and Hannah [Smith] Best. Their children were all born in Graham county, Kan., and now reside there:

1 Ethel, b. 1885; m. Joseph C. Rogers
2 Charles H. Best, b. May 16, 1892; m. June 16, 1921, Grace D. Rogers, daughter of William and Eliza Burk Rogers
3 Ivan, b. July --, 1902; m. Aug. --, 1923, Mamie Keith

   Reference: Adjutant-Genereal's official records, War of 1812. Family records furnished by Edward Clark Cramer and Robert Douglas. Pennsylvania Marriage Records.

Contributed by Mrs. William Rogers, Studley, Kan.

(Continued from Vol. 1, No. 3, page 57 of this magazine)


   GEORGE MALTBY SWAN (no. 158), eldest son of Adam and Angelina Swan, was born May 23, 1813, at Norwalk, Conn. He married May 26, 1834, Jane Gardner Knight, who died Nov. 5, 1838. He was a journalist, having published the Huron (Mich.) "Register" and the "Ohio Press" and the "Columbus Gazette" in Ohio. After moving to Iowa he settled on a farm near Norwalk, Ia., where he conducted "Swan's Tavern", the first stop out on the crowded trail to California. He was later postmaster of Norwalk, Ia. He died Dec. 6, 1868. Children:



1 Jane Angeline, b. June 20, 1835: d. Sept. 2, 1878
2 Emily Wilber, b. Jan. 4, 1837: d. Aug. 7, 1903
3 William Henry, b. Nov. 5, 1838: d. Nov. 21, 1917

   EMILY WILBER SWAN married June 10, 1857, Samuel Timmerman Miller, who was born Jan. 1, 1830, and died Mar. 5, 1904. Their son:

1 Charles Hamilton Miller, b. Oct. 13, 1859; m. Apr. 25, 1893, Susan Hand Tansy, b. Dec. 18, 1866: d. June 28, 1919
2 Jessie Fremont Miller, b. Oct. 24, 1860

   JESSIE FREMONT MILLER, born Oct. 24, 1860, died Jan. 10, 1901, married June 24, 1885, Bion Franklin Cole, born May 1, 1857, son of First-Lieutenant George Cole of Indiana who was killed in the battle of Champion Hill. He died Aug. 12, 1924. Their son:

1 Holland Ralph Cole, b. Oct. 28, 1886, at Des Moines, Ia.

   HOLLAND RALPH COLE, born Oct. 28, 1886, at Des Moines Ia., married Oct. 26, 1910, Florence Durbin, born Apr. 23, 1887, at Cheyenne, Wyo., daughter of Richard Bailey Durbin, born July 14, 1854, at Aurora, Ind., who married Aug. 20, 1876, Esther Melvina Lotshaw, born June 17, 1854, at Elrod, Ind., died Mar. 30, 1896. Children:

1 Bion Marshall Cole, b. Febr. 13, 1914, at Lincoln, Nebr.
2 Mary Bailey Cole, b. Dec. 26, 1917, at Hastings, Nebr.

   References for the complete line of Richard Swan is found in Wheeler's "History of Stonington, Conn.", under title of the Swan line, till the family came to Iowa. The later records are recorded in family bibles which have been gathered, attested to and put in form by the contributor.

Contributed by Florence Durbin Cole


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   All queries must be signed with the full name and address. In answering queries give the date of the magazine, the number of the query and the signature. Answers should contain proof of information given. Correspondents are requested to accompany each separate query with a two-cent stamp.

   61 Cass. Wanted: birth of Aaron Cass, a private (corporal?) in the Revolutionary war. Also, birth and death of his wife, Cynthia? [Bull] Cass, and date of their marriage. Also, should like birth, marriage and death of Aaron and Anna Cass, who were married, and died, at Watkins, N. Y.    B. B. T.





Compiled by Maude Egbert (White) Cleghorn of Chadron, Nebraska,
with the assistance of a number of interested members of the family

Line of Descent from William White of the Mayflower

   WILLIAM2 WHITE was the son of Bishop John1 White. He married in Leyden, Holland, Susanna Fuller, July 1, 1612, by Rev. John Robinson. William White was the eleventh signer of the Mayflower Compact. Susanna was a sister of Samuel Fuller, who also came on the famous ship. Resolved2 White, elder son of this couple, came with his parents, and Peregrine,2 the younger son, has the distinction of being the first child of Pilgrim parents to be born in America. William1 White died early in 1621. Susanna, his widow, married for her second husband Edward Winslow, the third signer of the compact made on the Mayflower and who was the third governor of the colony. After their marriage they lived in Marshfield, their estate being known as "Careswell".

   RESOLVED3 WHITE (William2) was born in Leyden, Holland, in 1614 and came with his parents to the new world on the Mayflower. He grew to manhood at "Careswell", the estate of his stepfather in Marshfield, and was married there on April 6, 1640, to Judith Vassail of Scituate, Mass., daughter of William Vassail. She died in October, 1670, and on Aug. 5, 1674, he married the widow Abigail Lord. Resolved2 White died about 1680, the last survivor, but one, of the Mayflower Company.

   SAMUEL4 WHITE, (Resolved,3 William2) was born Mar. 13, 1646. He married Rebecca Green and moved to Rochester, Mass.

   WILLIAM5 WHITE (Samuel,4 Resolved,3 William2) was born June 16, 1690, at Rochester. He married Elizabeth Cadman, only child of George and Hannah [Hathaway] Cadman, and settled at Dartmouth, which adjoins Rochester. His will was



made Oct. 3, 1780, but we do not know the date of his death. He had eleven children, mentioned in the will of his mother-in-law, Hannah [Hathaway] Cadman. Of these Abner6 White, whose name appears in the title of this compilation, was the eighth. This will was made Feb. 12, 1749, and was proved May 2, 1749. Dartmouth was in Bristol county, Mass., formerly in Rhode Island.
Line of Descent from Richard Warren of the Mayflower

   RICHARD1 WARREN of Greenwich, England, was married before 1611 to the widow Elizabeth Marsh, who was born about 1583 and who died at Plymouth Oct. 2, 1673. He came on the Mayflower, but his wife and their five daughters came on the third ship afterward. He died at Plymouth in 1628. Their daughters were: Elizabeth, Mary, Ann, Abigail and Sarah. (Reference - Mayflower Descendant, vol. 1:152-256; vol. 3:358-450.)

   SARAH2 WARREN (Richard1) was married Mar. 20, 1634, to John2 Cooke, who came with his father, Francis1 Cooke, on the Mayflower. She was living July 25, 1696.

Line of Descent from Francis Cooke of the Mayflower

   FRANCIS1 COOKE was born in 1577. He was married in 1603 to Hester Mahieu -- Hester, "the Walloon," a name given the people from the southern province of Belgium. They were married in Leyden, Holland. His son John2 accompanied him on the Mayflower, but Hester, the wife, and the other children came in the Anne in 1623. There was a daughter Jane2 and a son Jacob.2 Hester died after June 18, 1666, and before Dec. 18, 1675, according to the Mayflower Magazine, 1910. He died at Plymouth April 17, 1663.

   JOHN2 COOKE (Francis1) married Apr. 7, 1634, at Plymouth, Sarah2 Warren. He became prominent in the colony, being ten times deputy from Plymouth, and held the office of deacon many years. He died at Dartmouth, Mass., Dec. 3, 1695.

   SARAH2 COOKE, daughter of Sarah Warren and John1 Cooke, was married Nov. 20, 1652, to Arthur Hathaway, Jr., who was born in 1631 and died in 1712. He was the son of Arthur Hathaway, Sr., an early settler of Marshfield, Mass.,



the name of whose wife is unknown. Arthur Hathaway, Jr., was juror, selectman and magistrate (1671) in Dartmouth. (Authority for all the foregoing: New England Historic Genealogical Register, vol. 55: 70-74, and Austin's R. I. Records.)

   HANNAH4 HATHAWAY, daughter of Sarah3 Cooke and Arthur Hathaway, married George Cadman, son of William and Elizabeth Cadman. William died in 1684 at Portsmouth, R. I., and his wife died there in 1688. From Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island we find George Cadman prominent in his locality, being mentioned as a juryman, surveyor, selectman, treasurer and overseer of poor, and Nov. 24, 1718, he made his will, which was proved Jan. 6, 1719. He made his wife, Hannah, executrix of his will and left all to her until their grandson, George, came of age. To his daughter, Elizabeth [Cadman] White, and her husband, William4 White, he left the land where they lived, for life. He named the five grandchildren he then had: William, George, Roger, Christopher and Sarah. Hannah [Hathaway] Cadman, however, lived thirty years after her husband died, and in the will she made Feb. 12, 1749, which was proved May 2, 1749, she named eleven grandchildren, indicating that in the thirty years after the death of George Cadman, six more children were born to their daughter Elizabeth and her husband William4 White. These six were named: Elizabeth, Oliver, Abner, Thomas, Hannah and Susannah.

   ELIZABETH5 CADMAN, daughter, and only child of Hannah4 Hathaway and George Cadman, married William4 White of Dartmouth. Some data of their 11 children follow:

 1 Sarah m. John Brown of Tiverton, May 23, 1725
 2 William m. Abigail Thurston, Oct. 2, 1719, d. 1780
 3 George m. Deborah Shaw Feb. 18, 1730; d. 1794.
 4 Roger m. Rebecca Grinnell, Apr. 24, 1736
 5 Christopher m. Elizabeth Thurston, Mch. 4, 1739
 6 Elizabeth m. Benjamin Slocum of Newport, R. I., Apr. 24, 1737: d.before 1749
 7 Oliver m. Mary Hearman, Jan. 21, 1747
 8 ABNER m. Ruth Brownell of Little Compton, R. I., Apr. 14, 1746
 9 Thomas m. Elizabeth Jenny (published July 8,1751)
10 Hannah m. William Taber, Dec. 17,1750. She was b. Aug. 22, 1732
11 Susanna never married

(Authority - Genealogical department "New York Mail and Express".)



   The foregoing data are accepted by the Mayflower Society, of which the compiler is a member, having the general number 7917 and number 73 in the state of Kansas, as a descendant of Francis Cooke and Richard Warren. She also belongs to the Daughters of Patriots and Founders of America, on the line of William White and his son Resolved of the Mayflower. She is the first to make proof through Abner White, whose name is given an honor place in the title of this compilation.

   ABNER6 WHITE, eighth child of William5 and Elizabeth [Cadman] White, was born about 1725 at Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass, formerly in Rhode Island. He married Apr. 14, 1745-6, at Little Compton, R. I., to Ruth Brownell, daughter of Charles and Mary [Wilber] Brownell. (More concerning the Brownell family will be found elsewhere.) The intention of their marriage was filed Feb. 22, 1745 (See Rhode Island Vital Records, vol. 4, Little Compton, pp. 11 and 87. Also Kirbys of New England). They were married by Richard Billings, J. P. They moved to Dutchess county, N. Y., before 1752, the first mention of them being there at that time. They were farmers, and lived near the four corners of Mabbettsville. They died there and are buried in the family burying ground on the farm. The writer visited this spot in May, 1924, and at that time many of the inscriptions were easily deciphered. Many stones were fallen and broken. The one of Ruth White looks as though it might last forever. The record, crudely chiseled in black slate-like stone, poorly spelled, probably erected in loving memory by the surviving children, follows:

   "R Whit dyed march 28 1806 aged 78 years and 8 months and 22 days".

A head stone and a foot stone beside her grave very evidently mark her husband's grave but the carving, were there ever any, is not to be seen.

   Following is a list of those buried in this family plot, and some of the quainter inscriptions will be part of the tribute paid to each in its proper place.



Charles White, April 17, 1822
Daughter of Abner and Eleanor White, July 12, 1812
Mary, daughter of Abner and Eleanor White, Sept. 22, 1819
Abner White, Feb. 2, 1832
Infant son of Seneca and Adelaide White, Dec. 5, 1812
Morris White, Dec. 10, 1861
Patience White, June 19, 1861.
Clinton White, April 19, 1859.
Cornelia B., wife of Alonzo B. Velie, July 3, 1857
[Small foot stone marked] O. W.
Esther, wife of Robert Van Wike, June 8, 1823
Melvina, widow of William DeGroff, Oct. 2, 1851
Emeline, wife of Cyrus S. Baker, Mch. 22, 1850
Infant son of Allen and Cornelia Hurd, July 24, 1823
Esther, wife of Robert White, June 8, 1845
Jesse, son of Henry and Sarah White, July 5, 1826

   This "White Burying-ground" is in the woods on a slight elevation, on the farm once owned by Abner White. It lies in a northeasterly direction from the "four-corners" of Mabbettsville (first called Filkentown). Going eastward from the four-corners about a quarter of a mile on the turnpike, it lies about a quarter of a mile north and back from the turnpike. It is in sight of the house built by Morris White, grandson of Abner and Ruth, and presumably on the site of the original homestead. Miss Maggie Murphy, who owned the place in 1924, said that her family bought it from Andrew J. White, the son of Morris White, and that her family had lived there 47 years. The house is well preserved and is rather prepossessing in architecture. The stair and newel post of black walnut are especially beautiful.

   In the will of Abner White, made in Dutchess county, N. Y., June 30, 1794, Charles is given the homestead and some woodlands; to William is given 356 pounds; to Thomas 356 pounds; to James 100 pounds, saying he has had some previously. He also mentions his daughters Mary Harris and Ruth Merritt, and grandsons Thomas and Jeremiah Doty, sons of "my daughter Ruth". The executors of his will were his sons Charles and William, and Silas Deuel, Jr. Children:



1 Charles White,* born Dec. 2, 1753
2 William A. White,* born in 1756
3 James White,*
4 Thomas White,* born April 9, 1770
5 Mary White*
6 Ruth White*
Seventh Generation from the Mayflower

   CHARLES7 WHITE, son of Abner,6 born Dec. 2, 1753, at Mabbettsville, Dutchess county, N. Y., married about 1775-76 Elizabeth Doty, daughter of William Doty of Dover, Dutchess county, N. Y., whose descendants claim as their ancestor Edward Doty, Mayflower passenger and signer of the Compact. His will was made Aug. 8, 1818, at Washington, Dutchess county, N. Y. He died at Mabbettsville April 17, 1822, and is buried in the family plot on the farm. Below is the warning on his tombstone:

Children when you see my grave
   Remember I have been your slave.
And when in trouble you did cry
   I always did your wants supply.
Hark! From my grave. What do you hear?
   Children it's sounding loud. Prepare!
Pick out a spot for you to lie
   Knowing you all are born to die.


1 Phebe White,* born Dec. 2, 1777
2 Abner White,* born Jan. 1, 1779
3 Charles White,* born Apr. 26, 1781
4 Elizabeth White married Samuel Thorne    [ily plot, d. July 24,1823
5 Cornelia White married Allen Hurd, and an infant son buried in the fam-
6 Henry White,* born 1786
7 Oliver White,* born Oct. 10, 1789
8 Peregrine White,* born Aug. 1, 1792
9 Morris White,* born May 12, 1795
10 Esther White, born in Aug., 1798. She died in June, 1823. Married Robert Van Wyck, who was born in 1800. She
      and her child died in childbirth, and are buried in the family burying-ground. After her death Robert Van Wyck
      married Caroline VanSicklen and had the following children: William, John, Mary D., Phebe, Sarah Ann, Clara
      and Caroline, who married Charles8 White, son of Henry9 and Sarah [Doolittle] White.

   WILLIAM A.7 WHITE, son of Abner,6 born at Mabbetts-

   *Means more in the next generation.



ville, N. Y., in 1756, married Eunice White, daughter of William and Ruth White, of "the Salisbury Whites". They had moved to Dutchess county, N. Y., from Salisbury, Conn., about 1720. Numerous deeds, documents, wills and other interesting records of this family are in the possession of Mrs. C. O. Miller, 60 Urban street, Stamford, Conn. They were Quakers and went to the "old brick meeting". William White joined them also. Eunice was born June 29, 1762, and died Feb. 29, 1816. The "Salisbury Whites" lived at Washington Hollow. William7 White served in the Revolution from Dutchess county, N. Y., in the 7th regiment of militia, under Maj. Adams (See Land Bounty Rights, Dutchess county, N. Y.). Descendants of this man are eligible to the Daughters of the American Revolution, the service being accepted for the compiler of these data. William7 White died Aug. 24, 1802, the day after he made his will, which is on record in the court house in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. He and his wife are buried in the churchyard of the "old brick meeting", according to family and cemetery records, although there are no stones to mark their graves. Children: 1 Hannah White,* born Apr. 30, 1781
2 Isaac White,* born Mch. 12, 1784 (Ancestor of compiler)
3 Brownell White, born Nov. 10, 1786. Died Dec. 31, 1795
4 Phallee White, born Apr. 25, 1789: died in Mch. 1864. Married Cornelius M. Haight of Millbrook, N. Y.
5 Eunice White,* born Feb. 23, 1792
6 Mary White, born Sept. 1, 1794. Married Amos Thompson. Had at least one son, William W. Thompson. The
      compiler is in possession of a letter from him to his uncle, Wm. Wallace White, "Victory, N. B. April 16 18 3/4"
          (Data of these two daughters Phallee and Mary much desired.)
7 William Wallace White,* born Apr. 5, 1798

   JAMES7 WHITE, son of Abner,6 married Zelpha -----. A record made by Frederick White in 1874 says that "two children, James and Zelpha, were on a visit among relatives in Dutchess county, N. Y., about 1825. They were at the home of Isaac and Mary [Cline.] White at Beekman, N. Y. Their home at that time was on Grand Isle. They had a sister, ------, living at that time between Poughkeepsie, and Albany. (The compiler would like to learn more concerning this family.) Children of James and Zelpha:

James, Zelpha, and at least one other daughter



   THOMAS7 WHITE, son of Abner6 White, born April 19, 1770, at Mabbettsville, Dutchess county, N. Y., married Rebecca Vail of Union Vale, born July 9, 1771, and died Oct. 8, 1839. She was the daughter of Moses and Lavinia [Ketcham] Vail. Thomas White lived on a farm four miles east of Binghamton, N. Y., where he and his family had moved from Dutchess county, N. Y., about 1840. Besides farming he was successful as a dealer in real estate. He died at Binghamton, N. Y., Apr. 15, 1859, but is buried in the Cornell cemetery in Dutchess county, N. Y. Children: 1 Maria White,* born Jan. 24, 1791
2 Isaac Vail White,* born Apr. 1, 1793
3 Lavina White,* born Aug. 10, 1794
4 Joseph White,* born Aug. 11, 1796
5 Abner White,* born in 1799
6 Ruth White,* born Dec. 11, 1803
7 Hepsibeth White, died in infancy
8 James White, born May 25, 1820. He was married Dec. 16, 1846, to Lucy C. McKenney. Died on Dungle Ridge,
     Brewster, N. Y., and is buried at Poughquag, N. Y. Had no children.
9 Moses White never married. Did not return from the war of 18--.

   MARY7 WHITE, daughter of Abner6 White. Little is known of this family, and information is much desired. She married Joseph Harris of Pleasant Valley, Dutchess county, N. Y. Children:

1 George Harris

 6 Joseph Harris

2 William Harris

 7 Theodorus Harris

3 Oliver Harris

 8 Thomas Harris

4 Elisha Harris

 9 Sally Harris, who m. John Marshall

5 Isaac Harris

10 Ruth Harris, m. Elnathan Marshall

   RUTH7 WHITE, daughter of Abner6 White, married first Edward Doty at Dover, N. Y. She married second Ichabod Merritt. Children of her first marriage, Thomas and Jeremiah Doty, are mentioned in the will of her father, Abner White. In records compiled by Frederick White in 1874 is mention of Abner's daughter Ruth, who was married to Ichabod Merritt. (More information is desired.) Children:

1 Thomas Doty, married Susan Miric
2 Jeremiah Doty, whose wife was named Ann
(To be continued)



Brownell Lineage

   Abner6 White, eighth child of William5 and Elizabeth [Cadman] White, born about 1725 at Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass., formerly in Rhode Island, married April 14, 1745-6, at Little Compton, R. I., Ruth Brownell, daughter of Charles and Mary [Wilber] Brownell. Following is the Brownell lineage:

   THOMAS1 BROWNELL, born in England in 1619, died at Little Compton, R. I., before 1665. He was one of the first two "Water Bailies" in the colonies of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation. His wife was named Ann. Children:

1 Martha, b. 1644: d. Feb. 15, 1743
2 George, b. 1646: d. Apr. 20, 1718
3 William, b. 1647: d. -----, 1715
4 Thomas,* b. 1650: d. May 18, 1732
5 Robert, b. 1662: d. July 12, 1728
6 Anna, b. 1654: d. Apr. 2, 1747

   THOMAS2 BROWNELL (Thomas1), born in 1650, married in 1678 at Little Compton, R. I., Mary Pearce, born May 6, 1654, died May 4, 1736, daughter of Richard and Susannah [Wright] Pearce. Children:

1 Thomas, b. Feb. 16, 1679: d. Jan. --, 1752
2 John, b. Feb. 21, 1682: d. Mch. --, 1759
3 George, b. Jan. 10, 1685: Sep. 22, 1766
4 Jeremiah, b. Oct. 10, 1689: d. June --, 1756
5 Mary, b. Mch. 22, 1692: d. July 31, 1717
6 Charles,* b. Dec. 23, 1694: d. Feb. --, 1774

   CHARLES3 BROWNELL (Thomas,2 Thomas1) born at Little Compton, R. I., Dec. 23, 1694, died in February, 1774. He was an ensign in the wars. He married first at Little Compton July 6, 1717, Mary Wilber [sometimes Wilbour and Wilbor]. She was born there Oct. 9, 1697, daughter of Samuel (born 1664, died 1740) and Mary [Potter] Wilbour. Samuel was the sixth child of William Wilbour, who was in Rhode Island as early as 1630. Charles Brownell married second Mary Wood. Children, all born at Little Compton, R. I.:

1 Lemuel, b. Oct. 12, 1719: d. Dec --, 1780
2 James, b. May 30, 1722: d. Dec. 29, 1736

   *Means more in the next generation.



3 Mary, b. Nov. --, 1724
4 Ruth,* b. Dec. 29, 1727
5 Phebe, b. Sep. 22, 1730
6 Charles, b. Apr. 4, 1737

Contributed by Mrs. D. O. Cleghorn, Chadron, Neb.

(Concluded from April, 1925)


SAUNDERS, JOSEPH, born Sept. 6, 1835, died March 10, 1912.

THRIFT, WILLIAM H., d. Apr. 4, 1883, Aet. 47 yrs., 6 mos., 3 days

THRIFT, ELIZABETH E. SWYHART, wife of William H. Thrift, d. Nov. 4, 1892, Aet. 53 yrs., 1 mo., 11 days

TINKHAM, G. A., b. May 17, 1840, d. Dec. 27, 1859

TINKHAM, J. L., b. Oct. 30, 184-- (number blurred)

TINKHAM, A. L., b. Nov. 6, 1816, d. Feb. 7, 1894

TINKHAM, SARAH, b. Nov. 25, 1820, d. Apr. 20, 1894. (See record of Mrs. Maggie C. Blakely, above)

TOWLE, EMER, Jan. 9, 1847, d. April 11, 1887. (She was the wife of Joseph Saunders).

TOWLE, ALBERT, b. in Warren Co., New York, Jan. 6, 1817, d. in Beatrice, Nebr., Mar. 8, 1879, aged 62 yrs., 2 mos., 2 days.

TOWLE, CATHERINE HOLT, b. in Russellville, Logan co., Ky., May 13, 1822, d. in Beatrice, Nebr., Mar. 10, 1889, aged
     66 yrs., 9 mos., 27 days.

   AYRES, MRS. KATE TOWLE, d. Mar. 28, 1892, aged 32 years.

TOWNSEND, WILLIAM, d. Feb. 6, 1895, Aet. 66 yrs., 4 days

TOWNSEND, MARYUM, wife of William Townsend, d. Mar. 11, 1873, Aet. 43 yrs., 6 mos., 10 days

TOWNSEND, MARY J., wife of William Townsend, d. Nov. 20, 1889, Aet. 46 yrs., 9 mos., 22 days

TOWNSEND, MOREHOUSE, d. Nov. 1, 1879, Aet. 75 yrs.



TOWNSEND, ANNA M., d. Oct. 3, 1887, Aet. 31 yrs., 8 mos., 10 days

TOWNSEND, DANIEL, d. Apr. 24, 1887, Aet. 30 yrs., 1 mo., 10 days

TOWNSEND, JAMES M., d. Nov. 3, 1878, Aet. 14 yrs., 3 mo., 23 days

WALKER, WILLIAM H., Co. E, 93d. Ill. inf.

WILLCOX, LEWIS M., b. June 5, 1848, d. Sept. 6, 1906

WILLIAMS, MARY, d. Aug. 30, 1887, Aet. 72 yrs., 2 mos.

WILLIAMS, THOMAS, d. Apr. 27, 1886, Aet. 70

Contributed by Mrs. R. J. Kilpatrick, Beatrice, Nebr.

(Continued from October, 1925)


   THOMAS7 GAYLORD (Jonathan,6 Samuel,5 Samuel,4 Eleazer,3 Walter,3 William1), born Feb. 25, 1781, in Middletown Upper Houses, married first Betsey Butler, born Oct. 30, 1785, died Oct. 8, 1825; he married second Isabelle Spears, born 1788, died Oct. 8, 1865. He removed from the Upper Houses, starting June 1, 1808, with his parents, Jonathan" and Betty Gaylord, five uncles and aunts and his brothers and sisters, making the trip with oxen and saddle horses; they were forty-one days on the journey, which ended in the southern part of Stow township, Ohio. Elizabeth [Goodwin] Gaylord, who died in 1809, mother of Thomas7 Gaylord, was the first person buried in the township, and her husband died there in June, 1868. The children of Thomas7 and Betsey [Butler] Gaylord were:

1 SYLVANUS GRAVES8 GAYLORD, b. Dec. 25, 1812, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; m. Emily Jane Whitney
2 Henry B.8 Gaylord, b. March 15,1818; m. Elizabeth Banning
3 Charlotte8 Gaylord, b. ------ unmarried
4 Lewis B.8 Gaylord           ; m. Martha Dodge; had two sons; Harry, aged 70 in 1921, lives in Lafayette, Ind.;
      Frank, b. 1863.
5 Elizabeth Goodwin8 Gaylord, b. Jan. --, 1823; m. William Rattle: d. Apr. 16, 1905



   The children of Thomas7 and Isabelle [Spears] Gaylord were: 6 Jane8 Gaylord, b. 1827, Cuyahoga Falls, O.; m. Rev. Samuel Herron of New Lisbon, O.; d. Jan, --, 1906, Lincoln, Neb.
7 Polly8 Gaylord, unmarried: d. when 17 or 18 years of age

   SYLVANUS GRAVES8 GAYLORD (Thomas,7 Jonathan,6 Samuel,5 Samuel,4 Eleazer,3 Walter,3 William1), born Dec. 25, 1812, at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, married Feb. 25, 1836, Emily Jane Whitney, at Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in New York state in 1822, the daughter of Luther and Hannah Whitney of Vermont. He located in Niles, Mich., and later came west, living for a time in Lincoln, Neb., but removed to Fairmont, Neb., where he died Aug. --, 1875. His wife died Nov. 28, 1862, at Niles, Mich., and is buried at South Bend, Ind. The children of Sylvanus G.8 and Emily J. [Whitney] Gaylord were:

1 Flora Annette9 Gaylord, b. May 21, 1839, Akron, O.: m. Albert Munson Davis at South Bend, Ind.: died March 30,
      1921, Ocean Park, Cal., and buried in Lincoln, Neb. A. M. Davis, born 1830, died Nov. 9, 1924, in Los
      Angeles, Cal., aged 93 years, 9 months; buried at Lincoln, Neb.
2 Luther Thomas9 Gaylord, b. Oct. 6, 1841: d. July 11, 1904; m. Belle Harmon, born Sept. 3, 1849: d. Oct. 13, 1918
3 Wilber9 Gaylord, b. about 1843: d. about 1904; unmarried
4 Ella Martha9 Gaylord, b. about 1845 (living November, 1924) in Cal.; m. William L. H. Forbes, deceased
5 WILLIAM RATTLE9 GAYLORD, born Sept. 11, 1850; m. Margaret Belle Brazelton

   WILLIAM RATTLE9 GAYLORD (Sylvanus Graves,8 Thomas,7 Jonathan,6 Samuel,5 Samuel,4 Eleazer,3 Walter,3 William1), born Sept. 11, 1850, at Niles, Mich., lawyer; married Nov. 1, 1875, in Fairmont, Neb., Margaret Belle Brazelton, born Nov. 8, 1856, in Hartsville, Ind., daughter of Dr. John Brazelton, who was a major surgeon in the Civil war. She died Sept. 12, 1915, in Lincoln, Neb. The children of William Rattle9 and Margaret [Brazelton] Gaylord were:

1 ELIZABETH EMILY10 GAYLORD, b. Oct. 21, 1877, Fairmont, Neb., m. Howard Rathburn
2 Nell Margaret10 Gaylord, b. Oct. 12, 1879; m. Lucius B. Smutz
3 Lida Ella10 Gaylord, b. Dec. 21, 1882; m. Otto M. Sander
4 William Brazelton10 Gaylord, b. Apr. 27, 1884: d. Aug. --, 1895



5 Mignon Boyd10 Gaylord, b. Dec. 8, 1885; m. Wallace B. Griswold
6 Alva E.10 Gaylord, b. Mar. 17, 1887, lawyer; m. Bertha Grimes
7 Charles E.10 Gaylord, b. Nov. 14, 1888; m. Beatrice Markland: d. June 30,1918
8 Iva10 Gaylord, b. Jan. 9, 1890; m. (1) Leonard Moller; (2) Eberly T. Shields

   ELIZABETH EMILY10 GAYLORD, born Oct. 21, 1877, in Fairmont, Neb., married Sept. 20, 1898, at Fairmont, Howard Martin Rathburn of Lincoln, Neb., born at Cleveland, O., July 27, 1876. They have four children, all living:

1 Winthrop Gaylord11 Rathburn, b. Apr. 22, 1900, Lincoln, Neb.
2 Margaret11 Rathburn, b. Oct. 1, 1902, Lincoln, Neb.
3 Lois Mercedes11 Rathburn, b. Aug. 5, 1914, Lincoln, Neb.
4 Constance Elizabeth11 (Betty), b. June 9, 1920

   MIGNON BOYD10 GAYLORD, fifth child of William Rattle9 and Margaret Belle [Brazelton] Gaylord, married June 6, 1911, Wallace Butler Griswold of Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born June 27, 1871, South Wethersfield, Conn., son of Thomas Newton and Jennette Welles (Butler) Griswold. They have two children:

1 Paige, born November 3, 1913, Lincoln, Nebr.
2 Mignon Virginia, born Dec. 26, 1915, Lincoln, Nebr.

   ALVA E.10 GAYLORD, born Mar. 17, 1887, married Bertha Edna Grimes, Aug. 17, 1913, daughter of George W. and Lucinda [Sherod] Grimes of Sterling, Nebr. Two children:

1 Sherwood Boyd Gaylord, born June 6, 1914
2 Yvonne Grimes Gaylord, born Oct. 14, 1916, at Kansas City, Mo.

   WINTHROP GAYLORD11 RATHBURN, born Apr. 22, 1900, Lincoln, Neb., married Sept. 14, 1920, in Lincoln, Neb., Mary Helen Widick, daughter of John Widick of Friend, Neb. They have one child:

1 Constance Darline, born Jan. 17,1922, Lincoln, Neb.

   MARGARET11 RATHBURN, born Oct. 1, 1902, Lincoln, Neb., married at Glenwood, Ia., Nov. 28, 1923, George Rolland Virtue Koser, son of George Koser of University Place, Neb.

1 Douglas Roland, born Aug. 5, 1925

   References: Middletown Upper Houses, by Charles Collard Adams (1908), pp. 558-566, History of Summit County, O., edited by Wm. H. Perrin (1881), pp. 567 and 845. Family records.

Contributed by Mrs. H. M. Rathburn, 1905 C st., Lincoln, Neb.




   WILLIAM1 GAYLORD came to America from Plymouth, England, on the "Mary & John" on March 20, 1630, with four sons and one daughter.

   WALTER2 GAYLORD (William1), born in England about 1622, settled in Windsor, Conn. He married April 22, 1658, Mary, daughter of Deacon Edward Stebbins of Hartford. Five children were born to this union.

   JOSEPH3 GAYLORD (Walter,2 William1), first son, born May 13, 1649, married Mary Stanley in 1670.

   JOSEPH4 GAYLORD (Joseph,3 Walter,2 William1), born 1673, married Mary Hickox in 1699.

   LIEUT. TIMOTHY5 GAYLORD (Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Walter,2 William1) first son, married Prudence Roys in 1733.

   TIMOTHY6 GAYLORD (Timothy,5 Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Walter,2 William1), first son, born 1735, married Lydia Thompson, 1769. Timothy died Sept. 8, 1825.

   REUBEN7 GAYLORD (Timothy,6 Timothy,5 Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Walter,2 William1), born 1770, married Mary Curtis in 1790. Reuben died Sept. 18, 1843.

   REUBEN8 GAYLORD (Reuben,7 Timothy,6 Timothy,5 Joseph,4 Joseph,3 Walter,2 William1), born April 28, 1812, married Nov. 8, 1841, Mary Wells, who was born in 1814 in Connecticut and died in Irvington, Nebraska, Jan. 20, 1899. Reuben Gaylord died Jan. 10, 1880. Rev. Reuben Gaylord was the first Congregational minister to enter the Territory of Nebraska, crossing the Missouri river on the ice on Christmas day, 1855. He organized the first Congregational church in Nebraska (then a territory), in Omaha, in 1856. He remained in home missionary work in the state until 1870, when declining health compelled him to resign. Rev. and Mrs. Gaylord were pioneer leaders of Nebraska along church and educational lines. Gaylord Hall, of Doane College, in Crete, is named for this worthy couple.

Contributed by Mrs. Victor F. Clark, Diller, Neb.



(Continued from October, 1925)


   CHARLOTTE3 CALHOUN (Henry,2 Andrew1), born Dec. 1, 1844, married first, Oct. 3, 1863, Joseph R. Leland, born Jan. 18, 1828, at Mendon, Mass. He died May 19, 1868, at Fall River, Mass. Charlotte (Calhoun) Leland married second, July 24, 1876, Charles H. Childs, born Aug. 26, 1846, Oakville, N. Y. She died March 8, 1920, Upper Montclair, N. J. Children:

1 Cleaveland Vernon4 Childs, b. Sept. 17, 1877, Fort Lee, N.Y.
2 Ethel Thorpe4 Childs, b. Jan. 5, 1879, New York City: d. Mar. 10, 1904, Brooklyn, N. Y.
3 Muriel Worthington4 Childs, b. Apr. 16, 1884, Roseville, N.J.

   EMILY REYNOLDS3 CALHOUN (Simeon Howard,2 Andrew1), born Aug. 4, 1852, married Dec. 25, 1871, at Abeih, Syria, Galen Danforth, M. D. Dr. Danforth was born Dec. 3, 1846, at Boston, Mass., and died July 9, 1875, Tripoli, Syria. Children:

1 Agnes4 Danforth, b. Mar. 30, 1873, Tripoli, Syria
2 Helen4 Danforth, b. Nov. 1, 1874, Tripoli, Syria

   SUSAN HOWARD3 CALHOUN (Simeon Howard, 2 Andrew1 ), born May 4, 1859, married Aug. 21, 1890, at South Bristol, Me., Rev. Charles Newton Ransom, born Nov. 13, 1857, Colchester, Conn. Their child:

1 Howard Stephen4 Ransom, b. Mar. 16, 1897, Natal, South Africa

   HELEN MARIA3 CALHOUN (Simeon Howard,2 Andrew1) born Oct. 13, 1860, married Nov. 4, 1884, at Beyrout, Syria, William Thompson Van Dyck, M. D., born Dec. 21, 1857, at Beyrout, Syria.

   HARRIET ALLISON3 CALHOUN (Simeon Howard,2 Andrew1), born July 10, 1862, married June 15, 1892, at Morristown, N. J., Jesse Lathrop Moss, born Westerly, R. I. Their child:

1 Jesse Lathrop4 Moss, b. Oct. 29, 1.894

   SUSAN3 CALHOUN (John,2 Andrew1), born March 18, 1837 married Aug. 28, 1866, Leavenworth, Kan., Virgil Waddles Parker, born Rome, N. Y. Their child:



1 Adelle4 Parker, b. Oct. 29, 1869, Atchison, Kan.

   ELIZABETH CUTTER3 CALHOUN (John,2 Andrew1), born March 18, 1837, married March 1, 1870, Henry Arundel Jackson, who died Dec. 9, 1908. He was a general in the regular army. No children.

   JAMES3 CALHOUN (James,2 Andrew1), born Aug. 24, 1845, married March 7, 1872, Margaret E. Custer, born Jan. 5, 1852, near New Rumsley, Harrison county, Ohio. James3 Calhoun was first lieutenant in the 7th U. S. Cavalry and was killed in the Indian massacre on the Little Big Horn river, Montana Territory, June 25, 1876. He was Custer's brother-in-law and one of his command. Lieut. Calhoun's remains' together with those of four of his comrades, were brought to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and buried with religious and military honors, Aug. 3, 1877.

   FREDERICK3 CALHOUN (James,2 Andrew1), born April 19, 1847, married Feb. 20, 1979, Emma Reed, born at Monroe, Mich. Their child:

   1 Emma May4 Calhoun

   CHARLOTTE3 CALHOUN (James,2 Andrew1), born June 1, 1852, married Oct. 22, 1872, Myles Moylan, a captain in the U. S. army, born Dec. 17, 1838, at Newburyport, Mass. Mrs. Moylan died March 29, 1916, at San Diego, Calif. They had no children.


   ISAAC WARD4 FREY (George H.,3 Susan2 Calhoun, Andrew1) born Nov. 22, 1852, married Oct. 6, 1874, at Springfield, Ohio, Anna Mary Wilson, born July 7, 1855, at Cadiz, Ohio. Child:

1 Helen Wilson5 Frey

   GEORGE4 HARRISON FREY (George H.,3 Susan2 Calhoun, Andrew1), born Aug. 2, 1856; married June 12, 1885, Springfield, Ohio, Belle Mast, born in 1862 near Urbana, Ohio. Children:

1 Harrison Mast5 Frey, b. Oct. 20, 1886
2 John Howard5 Frey, b. Feb. 7, 1891
3 Phil Fonda5 Frey, b. Mar. 12, 1893
(To be continued)

Contributed by Mrs. R. J. Kilpatrick, Beatrice, Nebr.


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