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Three men of this name came from Dracut, Mass., and settled in the northeast part of the town, in that part of Grantham afterwards annexed to Cornish. Their ages, and that of their children, were nearly contemporaneous, leading us to believe they were brothers. Their names were Dudley, Asa and Merrill. The record of the first is briefly as follows: Children of Dudley and Mehitable (–) Coburn
i. BENJAMIN, b. March 15, 1785.
ii. WILLIAM, b. Jan. 2, 1789.
iii. LYDIA, b. Aug. 8, 1791.
iv. JOHN, b. June 22, 1793.
v. JOSIAH, b. Aug. 25, 1796.
vi. JOSEPH ROWELL, b. Sept. 22, 1800.