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Fred H. Fellows, one of Chichester’s representative men, was born in this town, December 18, 1859, son of John and Ursula M. (Webster) Fellows. His grandfather, John Fellows (first), learned the blacksmith’s trade in Chichester, and followed it in this town during the active portion of his life. John owned a small farm, which he also cultivated industriously. In politics he was a Democrat, and he served as a Selectman and in other town offices. He married Betsey Page, who bore him eight children, six of whom are living; namely, James B., Esther, Elizabeth J., Louisa, Frank J., and Octave. James B. married for his first wife Betsey Webster, who died leaving one son, Frank. For his second wife he married Lydia Severance, and by this union has one daughter, Hattie. Esther Fellows became the wife of George M. Warren, of Chichester; and her children are: Edwin, Charles, John, and James. Elizabeth J. married James W. Smith, of this town; and her children are: Mabel, Arvilla, and Dora. Louisa married for her first husband a Mr. Hill, by whom she had one child. By her present husband, Abraham Drake, she has had no children. Frank J. married Lizzie Upton, and has three children-Grace, Walter, and Nettie. Octave married Ann Barton, of Pittsfield, and has two sons-George and David. John Fellows (first) was for many years a Deacon of the Free Will Baptist church. He died at the age of seventy-three years, and his wife at seventy-seven.
John Fellows (second), Fred H. Fellows’s father, was born in Pittsfield, N.H. At an early age he began to assist upon the farm. Having learned the blacksmith’s trade, he followed that calling in connection with farming throughout his active period. He was Selectman for a number of years and a member of the legislature for two terms. In politics he was a Democrat. His wife, Ursula, who was a daughter of John Webster, of Sandwich, N.H., became the mother of three children-Ella A., Bessie, and Frank H. Ella is now the widow of Nathaniel S. Marston, late of Chichester, and has one son, John. Bessie is the wife of E. J. Burnham, of Manchester, N.H.; and her children are: Ursula W., Bessie A., George, and Edward. John Fellows (second) died at the age of fifty-three years, leaving a good estate. He was an active member of the Free Will Baptist church, which he served as a Deacon for several years. His wife, who survives him, is now sixty-two years old, and resides with her son at the old homestead. She united with the Free Will Baptist church many years ago.
Fred H. Fellows attended school in this town. He subsequently served an apprenticeship at the blacksmith’s trade with his father, and he has been engaged in that calling. Having succeeded to the homestead property, he carries on farming there with profit. On July 4, 1884, he wedded Cora Smith, daughter of Sydney Smith, of Pittsfield. They have three children-Lula A., Edith B., and Bessie E.
Mr. Fellows is a Democrat in politics, while he has no desire for public office. He believes in the adoption of all measures which would tend to develop the business and increase the attractiveness of the town. All who