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William Albert Wilson Genealogy

William Albert2 Wilson, son of Harvey1, m. May 1, 1875, in Keene, by Rev. W. O. White; Etta Elvira Kingsbury, b. in Sullivan, Oct. 25, 1857, dau. of Victor Good, and adopted dau. of George and Hannah Elvira (Hale) Kingsbury. She m. (2), Ralph Miner Kittson. Mr. Wilson d. in Nelson; res. both Nelson and Sullivan Two ch.: 1. Grace Mabel3, b. Nelson, Nov. 26, 1875, m. at Roxbury, Mass., June 17, 1898, Raymond Adams Robbins of Boston; b. at New Bedford, Mass., Apr. 8, 1870; son of William A. and Lucy (Kent) Robbins. He was a graduate of Boston University in 1896 (A. B.); is a travelling salesman for L. E. Waterman Fountain Pen Co. of Boston. Res Auburndale, Mass., where were b.: Lucile Wilson4 Robbins, b. Mar. 10, 1900; Raymond Adams4 Robbins, b. Dec. 9, 1901. 2. Edith Elvira3, b. Aug. 27, 1877 in Sullivan (birth recorded in...

James Wilson Genealogy

I. The ancestor of the Daniel2 Wilson family came from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1737, with the famous Scotch Irish emigrants. These emigrants were a hardy, industrious, long-lived, honest and sturdy race of people. A great proportion of New Hampshire’s most distinguished sons are found among their descendants. One of these emigrants was James1 Wilson. The history of Peterborough gives his name as WILLIAM. Later researches favor JAMES, but we are not positively sure of the name. Nor do we know who was his wife. They brought with them from Ireland a son, Robert2, and a daughter, Lettuce2. In this country they had at least two more sons, Daniel2 and James2. Robert2 lived in Peterboro’ and was the father of Anne3 (killed by a log falling from a fence upon her, in childhood), Hon. James3, William3, Anne3 (who m. Jeremiah Swan), Mary3 (who m. Gen. John Steele), Hon. John3 of Belfast, Me., (in the U. S. Congress in 1813-1814), Joseph3 and Sarah3 (m. Hon. John Scott Harrison, son of President William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the U. S. and father of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the U. S.) Hon. James3 Wilson of Peterboro and Keene was the father of Gen. James4 Wilson, the well known lawyer and orator of Keene and a member of the 30th and 31st U. S. Congresses; Col. Robert4 Wilson, who was a well known character in Keene; Elizabeth Jane4 (who m. William G. Hunter); and Sarah M. A.4, who m. Col. Frank Lee of Boston. The emigrant, James1 Wilson, spent the winter of 1737-8 in West Cambridge, Mass., and then moved to Townsend,...

Frederick A. Wilson Genealogy

1. William1 Wilson, of Lynn, Mass., m. Priscilla Purchase and had four ch.: William, of Concord, Mass., was b. at Lynn, Aug. 28, 1664; d. Concord, Aug. 7, 1741. The age on his gravestone would show that he was the son of William1, and investigations show that he could not have been the son of any other known American Wilson. He was the town clerk of Concord, 1710-18; selectman, 1700-17, deputy and representative to the General Court, 1702, and many other times; was captain of the militia, and a man of prominence in the community and acquired a property of many thousands of dollars. He owned two slaves. m. Sarah Blood, who was his first cousin if he was son of the preceding Wilson, and this marriage would strengthen that supposition. They were m. July 1, 1686. She was b. May 5, 1661 at Concord, and d. there, Dec. 19, 1717; dau. of James and Hannah (Purchase) Blood. Their ch. were: Samuel, Sarah, Hannah, Priscilla and William, was b. at Concord, Apr. 22, 1702; m. Deborah (???); lived at Concord, and had William, was b. at Concord, May 8, 1733; d. sometime before Feb. 28, 1778, when his death in the Continental army was reported. He m. Hannah Fuller of Stow, Mass.; b. there Apr. 20, 1739; and was m. at Concord by Rev. Daniel Bliss, Nov. 10, 1757. They lived at Concord. He was in Capt. Osgood’s company in the expedition to Nova Scotia, in 1755. She was dau. of Josiah and Mary (Whitaker) Fuller. Their ch. were: Samuel, was baptized at Concord, Mar. 26, 1758; d. at...

Benjamin Willis Genealogy

Benjamin1 Willis, who d. at Keene, Mar. 22, 1820, aged 80, was probably the father of Benjamin2, 1, of Sullivan. 1. Benjamin2 Willis, son of Benjamin1, was a farmer and res. Keene and Sullivan; d. in Sullivan, Aug. 26, 1837, aged 75; m. Mar. 17, 1785, Annis Briggs b. Norton, Mass., Sept. 25, 1759, d. Sullivan, Jan. 22, 1831; dau. of Elisha and Mary Briggs of Keene. Ch. b. Keene: Mary3 (christened Polly), b. Mar. 17, 1785; m. John Newman (q. v.) Sarah3, b. 1789; m. Robert. Hall (q. v.) Annis3, b. May 25, 1794. Asenath3, b. unk.; d. Keene, unm., June 10, 1824. Fanny3, b. Dec. 6, 1798. 2. Annis3 Willis, dau. of Benjamin2, 1, m. Justus Chapin, b. Alstead, Mar. 31, 1790, d. there, Sept. 20, 1869, son of Justus and Martha (Taylor) Chapin. They lived in Gilsum and Alstead and she d. in Alstead, Mar. 13, 1867. She had six ch.: Martha Taylor4 Chapin, b. Gilsum, Aug. 18, 1816, d. Marlow, May 29, 1878; m. Mar. 11, 1852, Ephraim Pratt Evardon, b. Winchester, Oct. 21, 1798, d. Alstead, Jan. 15, 1867, son of John and Rebecca (Pratt) Evardon. Res. Gilsum, and had: Martha Ann5 Evardon, b. Jan. 17, 1854; m. June 6, 1871, Edgar Cyrus Farnum, b. Marlow, July 4, 1848, son of Heman and Lusylvia (Lowell) Farnum. Res. Marlow. Ch.: Rosa Belle6 Farnum, b. Marlow, May 22, 1872. Frank Eugene6, b. July, 1873. Edgar6 Farnum, b. Apr. 24, 1878. Mary Wilder4 Chapin, b. Gilsum, Oct. 7, 1818, d. there unm., Dec. 6, 1836 Fanny Willis4 Chapin, b. Gilsum, Oct. 9, 1820, d. unm. in Westmoreland,...

Cephas Clark Family

1 CEPHAS CLARK, b Keene, N.H., July 17, 1784; d Glover, Vt., Aug. 8, 1858; s Cephas and Jemima (Griggs) Clark. m Sept. 26, 1805, Deborah Wilbur, b Westmoreland, N.H., Apr. 18, 1790; d Glover, Vt., July 23, 1850; d Rev. Nathaniel and Deborah Wilbur. Issue: 2 Caleb Aldrich, b Westmoreland, N.H., Dec. 14, 1807; d Glover, July 10, 1883. 2 Cephas Cheney, b Rutland, Vt., Sept. 30, 1809; d Glover, Oct. 23, 1869. 2 Amasa Ford, b Rutland, June 22, 1811; d Wilmington, Mass., Sept. 5, 1879. 2 Alvah Warren, b Keene, N.H., July 9, 1813; d Glover, June 18, 1884. 2 Deborah Wilbur, b Westmoreland, N.H., May 31, 1815; d Greensboro, Vt., Mar. 13, 1882. 2 Nathaniel Albert, b Keene, N.H., June 6, 1817; d Glover, Oct. 10, 1820. 2 Frederick Plummer Abbott, b Glover, May 21, 1819; d Glover, Feb. 6, 1889. 2 Betsey Alfreda, b Glover, Aug. 27, 1821; d Glover, Aug. 17, 1889. 2 Abigail Richardson, b Glover, May 14, 1824; d Glover, Nov. 13, 1891. 2 Nathaniel Evelyn, b Glover, Mar. 10, 1826; d Glover, Jan. 2, 1861. 2 Fannie Candace Mason, b Glover, June 18, 1828; d Glover, Sept. 9, 1860. 2 Ezra Leonard, b Glover, Aug. 29, 1830; d Wakefield, Mass., Apr. 3, 1896. Calab Aldrich Clark 2 CALEB ALDRICH CLARK, b Dec. 14, 1807. m Sept. 16, 1832, Betsey Fox, b Stanstead, P.Q., Dec. 11, 1811; d Glover, April 8, 1904; d Winthrop and Betsey (Cook) Fox. Issue: 3 Emily Melissa, b Apr. 9, 1835; d Dec. 17, 1835. 3 Sanford Atherton, b Oct. 25, 1836; d California, Apr. 8,...

Biography of Alger, William Rounseville

Alger, William Rounseville, son of Nahum and Catherine Sampson (Rounseville) Alger, was born in Freetown, Bristol County, December 28, 1822. He attended the common schools from the age of four to ten, then began to work for a livelihood; he worked five years in a cotton mill at Hookset, N. H., studied attentively in all available house, educating himself in the various branches of an academic course. He attended an academy in Pembroke, N. H., two years, and one year at Lebanon, N. H. He entered the divinity school of Harvard University in 1844, and was graduated in the class of 1847. He was pastor of the Unitarian church in Roxbury, from 1847 to 1855; then settled in Boston until 1873; then four years minister of Church of the Messiah in New York City. He is now engaged in preaching, lecturing and literary work. Mr. Alger was married in Roxbury, in September 1847, to Anne Langdon, daughter of Giles and Abigail Harris (Langdon) Lodge. Of this union were seven children: Henry Lodge, Abby Langdon, Caroline Rounseville, Arthur Martineau, William Ellerton, Philip Rounseville and Anne Langdon. He has held many offices and delivered many addresses in Masonic bodies and lectured for twenty-five years very extensively through the country before lyceums and literary societies. When chaplain of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1863, the prayers he offered were so much appreciated, that the speaker, Hon. Harvey Jewell, had them taken down by a stenographer and the members had them published in a volume entitled “Legislative Prayers,” which passed through several editions. He gave the annual election sermon before the Legislature...

Biography of George William Dunbar

The first known ancestor of the Dunbar family in America was Robert Dunbar, a Scotchman who, circumstances indicate, was one of the Scotch prisoners sent over to the Massachusetts Colony in 1652, by Cromwell after the battles of Dunbar and Worcester. It is certain that this Robert Dunbar was the ancestor of the Dunbars of Abington and Bridgewater, if not of all bearing that name in New England. The family has always shown the characteristics which have so favorably distinguished the Scotch people. They are good, law-abiding citizens, with a frugal thrift and industry, a careful economy, and cautious and discriminating judgment in all the affairs of life. Samuel Dunbar was a native of Bridgewater, MA, a farmer, prosperous and respected, and reared a family there, among whom was Elijah Dunbar, born in Bridgewater April 23, 1759, graduated at Dartmouth College, studied for the profession of law, and began practice at Keene, NH, 1790. He was at Claremont from 1797 to 1804, then reopened his office in Keene, was a magistrate, and represented Keene in the Legisla ture in 1806-08 and ’10. He was an officer for many years of the old Cheshire Bank at Keene, and one of the leading members of the Keene bar. He married Mary, daughter of Alexander Ralston, of Keene. His son, George Frederick Dunbar, was born at Claremont, NH, September 9, 1793. He studied medicine with Dr. Twitchell (a famous physician of Keene, NH) and at Dartmouth College, started practice at Stoddard, but after a short time removed to Westmoreland, where for fifty years he was the leading physician of the town. He...

Biographical Sketch of Ziba Mason

Ziba Mason settled at an early date upon the farm now occupied by George F. Wise, where he died about 1845. His son Ziba, born on the old place, died here about 1862, aged sixty-three years. The latter’s son, William M., born on the old homestead, is now a merchant of Marlboro and represented the town in...
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