Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Morrell Cemetery - Eliot, Maine

The Morrell Cemetery - Eliot, Maine (Front)

The Morrell Cemetery - Eliot, Maine (Front Left)

 The Morrell Cemetery - Eliot, Maine (Front Right)

Sarah Morrell (wife of John Morrell)

 Andrew J. Morrell (son of John and Sarah Morrell)

 Charles E. Morrell (son of John and Sarah Morrell)

Franklin Jefferson Morrell (son of John and Sarah Morrell)

    Henrietta Morrell (daughter of John and Sarah Morrell)

Horace Morrell (son of John and Sarah Morrell)

Benning Morrell (son of John and Sarah Morrell)

John Morrell (husband of Sarah, father of children)

Mary Anne Morrell (daughter of John and Sarah Morrell
REVISED: June 2012

The Morrell Cemetery Restoration Project - Eliot, Maine

The Morrell Cemetery Restoration Project - Eliot, Maine
Spring/Summer 2012

The Morrell Cemetery is located just west of River Road in Eliot, Maine on Old Cottage Lane ... This cemetery for generations was in the Morrell Family until their land was sold and since then the cemetery has been greatly neglected … Today, I visited the cemetery to photographs its current condition and to locate some of the gravestone that are still standing and legible …

Through today’s photographs you will see that at one time The Morrell Cemetery was a beautiful place, elaborate iron fencing, corner posts and gates which over time have fallen to the ground and are in great need of repair and restoration … Most of the stones are made of white limestone are are still somewhat standing but several have broken or split and are laying face down on the ground … A simple clean-up of the leaves and underbrush this Spring may help in locating a few people who seem to be missing from this family cemetery …

REVISED (June/2012) All headstones have been located ...

From the book Eliot (Maine) Record Book privately researched and printed by John F. Frost in 1970, he provides a list of the inhabitants of this Morrell Cemetery … We greatly appreciate the work that he has done on the Morrell Cemeteries …

* Indicates stones that are standing with inscription …
( ) Indicates additional information …

(son of Joel Morrell and Hannah Wilson)
(grandson of Robert Morell and Sarah Roberts)
(g.grandson of Nicholas Morrell and Sarah White Frye)
(g.g.grandson of John Morrell and Sarah Hodson/Hodsdon)
husband of Sarah Morrell
(b. October 17, 1797, Eliot, Maine d. November 26, 1881 at age 84
(m. October 17, 1821, South Berwick, Maine)

wife of John Morrell*
(b. April 1797) d. November 13, 1865 at age 68*

Children of John Morrell and Sarah Jenkins:
son of John and Sarah Morrell
(b. October 1822, Maine) d. April 7, 1879 at age 56

daughter of John and Sarah Morrell
(b. July 5, 1825, Maine) d. May 31, 1909 at age 83

son of John and Sarah Morrell*
(b. January 2, 1828, Maine) d. January 10, 1891 at age 64*

son of John and Sarah Morrell*
(b. May 1832, Maine) d. September 15, 1865 at age 33*

son of John and Sarah Morrell*
(b. December 1834, Maine) d. February 6, 1882 at age 47*

daughter of John and Sarah Morrell*
(twin of Horace)
(b. November 2, 1838, Maine) d. March 12, 1912 at age 73*

son of John and Susan Morrell*
(twin of Henrietta)
(b. November 2, 1838, Maine) d. _______ 10, 1821*

The above information is just a brief summary of the research that has been done on this particular family and the inhabitants of this Morrell Cemetery … Photographs of the current condition of the cemetery will be posted later this week and updates on the progress of the restoration will be carried through this blog … Anyone who is interested in providing additional information on the Morrell or Allied Families or wish to work on the restoration of the cemetery and the headstones please do not hesitate to contact me … This is a joint venture to preserve just a small piece of Eliot Maine history ….

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Butterfield Family of New England

Benjamin Butterfield (Generation 1) 
b.  1572, Overdon (Yorkshire) England (CG)
     daughter of Richard Wood and Johanna Roper (GC)
     b.  August 9, 1578, Halifax (Yorkshire) England (GC)

Benjamin Butterfield (Generation 2)
b. @ 1599, England (CWB)
    @ 1610, West Riding (Yorkshire) England (AA)
    @ 1611, St John’s Parish, Halifax (Yorkshire) England (CG)
    @ 1612, Halifax, England (AA)
d. March 2, 1687/88, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (VR)
          ANNA BUTTERFIELD (VR/Death)
          married around 1630, England (CWB)
          b. 1605, England (AA)
              @ 1605, Milden (Essex) England (CWB)
          d. May 19, 1661, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (VR)
          HANNAH WHITEMORE (VR/Marriage)
          HANNA BUTERFIELD (VR/Death)

          June 3, 1663, Chelmsford, Massachusetts  (VR)
          d. May 19, 1677, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (VR)
          m. (1) Thomas Whittemore (GNE)
              Thomas Whittemore was born in Hitchin, Hertforshire, England and came to New      
              England prior to 1640, when he was in Charlestown, Massachusetts in what is now known as 
              Malden, he signed a petition with his neighbors for better privileges in 1640. (GNE
              m. (1) ___________________
                   (2) Sarah Deardes, 1623, England (GNE)

Children of Benjamin Butterfield and (1) Ann/Anna Jundon:
Mary/Mare Butterfield, b. @1633, England
     m. Daniel Blodgett/Bloged on September 15, 1653, Chelmsford, Mass.
Benjamin Butterfield, b. @1636, England
     c. 1656, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
     m. unmarried, killed in French and Indian War (CWB)
Jonathan Butterfield, b. @1641
     c. 1656, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
     m. Mary Dixon/Dicson, on June 12, 1667, Woburn, Massachusetts
Nathaniel Butterfield, b. February 14, 1642, Woburn, Massachusetts
     c. 1656, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
     m. Deborah Underwood, on December 31, 1668, Chelmsford, Mass.
          daughter of William Underwood and Sarah ___________
Samuel Butterfield, b. May 17, 1647, Woburn, Massachusetts
     c. 1656, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
     m. Mary Ann Ballard, on February 12, 1668, Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Joseph Butterfield   (Generation 3)
b. 1647 (M1700)
    August 15, 1649, Woburn, Massachusetts (AA)
    August 15, 1649/1650, Woburn, Massachusetts (CWB)
c. 1656, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (AA)(CWB)
d. 1715 (M1700)
    February 12, 1720, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (AA)(CWB)
    (death not listed in Chelmsford, Massachusetts Vital Records)
m. LYDIA BALLARD (AA) (CWB)(M1700)(VR/Marriages at Andover, Mass.)
     LYDIAH BOLLARD (VR/Marriages – Chelmsford, Mass.)
     April 12, 1674, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (VR/Marriages – Andover, Mass.
     daughter of William Ballard and Grace _____________ (CFUS)
     b. April 30, 1657 (CFUS)
     d. after 1728 (M1700) Chelmsford, Massachusetts (CWB)
        (death not listed in Chelmsford, Massachusetts Vital Records)
        William Ballard was the immigrant ancestor of this family, born in England 1617, and died in 1689,  
        lived in Andover, Massachusetts, a husbandman, freeman in 1644.
Children of Joseph Butterfield and Lydia Ballard/Bollard:
Joseph Butterfield, b. January 28, 1675 (CWB)
      m. Eunice S. Heald/Enes Hale on January 21, 1696/1697, Chelmsford, Mass.
Anna/Hannah Butterfield, b. July 8, 1678, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
      m. Simon Thompson, @ 1720, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Tabitha Butterfield, b. May 29, 1678, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
      m. Samuel Butterfield on May 7, 1730 at Westford, Massachusetts
Isaac Butterfield, b. October 14, 1689, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
      m. unmarried with no issue
Jacob Butterfield, b. October 14, 1689./1690, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
      m. Phebe Foster Norton on January 10, 1713, Concord, Massachusetts
Abigail Butterfield, b. June 4, 1693, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
      m. David Bixby on August 4, 1812, Concord, Massachusetts
Abraham Butterfield, b. June 4, 1693, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
      d. June 8, 1693, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Grace Butterfield, b. @ 1695
      m. Ephraim Waters
Benjamin Butterfield   (Generation 4)
b. February 24, 1679, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (VR)
d. March 31, 1715, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (VR)
     October 8, 1701, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (CWB)
     b. 1680/1685, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (CWB)

Children of Benjamin Butterfield and Elizabeth Fletcher:
Benjamin Butterfield, b. May 25, 1702, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
     m. Kezia Patterson/Pattison on July 7, 1723 at Chelmsford, Massachusetts
William Butterfield, b. November 28, 1706, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
     m. Bathsheba Sheppard on May 21, 1727 at Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Esther/Easter Butterfield, b. March 19, 1709, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
     m. (1) Joseph Moors/Morse on June 23, 1731, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
          (2) Benjamin Perham of Sutton, Massachusetts
Mary Butterfield, b. 1712, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
     m. David Fletcher on November 13, 1742, Westford, Massachusetts
Deborah Butterfield, b. August 18, 1714, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
     m. James Robbins of Grafton, Massachusetts
Daniel Butterfield, b. 1714/1715, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
     m. Jane/June McNeal (CWB)
Elizabeth Butterfield   (Generation 4)
b. September 15, 1704, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (VR)
     October 28, 1728, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (VR)
     son of Timothy Adams and Dorothy Chamberlain
     SEE: The Adams Family of Massachusetts (Gary Posson Glynn)
    (Henry Adams-1, Thomas-2, Timothy-3, Timothy-4, Samuel Adams-5)
     b. November 15, 1700, Chelmsford, Massachusetts (VR)

Children of Elizabeth Butterfield and Samuel Adams:
THANKFUL ADAMS (SEE: Generation 5)
Samuel Adams, b. August 26, 1731, Westford, Massachusetts
     m. Elizabeth Blood on December 3, 1756, Westford, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Adams, b. September 23, 1733, Westford, Massachusetts
Luce/Lucy Adams, b. August 17, 1734, Westford, Massachusetts
     m. Elijah Robbins of Dunstable, Massachusetts
Mary Adams, b. June 16, 1738, Westford, Massachusetts
Henry Adams, b. April 14, 1741, Westford, Massachusetts
Bridget Adams, c. February 17, 1740, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Ede/Eade/Edee Adams, c. April 15, 1746, Westford, Massachusetts
     m. Henry Adams of Dunstable, Massachusetts
          son of Ephriam Adams and Thankful ___________
Thankful Adams   (Generation 5)
b. November 4, 1729, Westford, Massachusetts (VR)
d. 1815, Londonderry, Vermont
     JOHN GLENE (VR/Marriage)
     son of William Glynn and Mary ______________
     Revolutionary War Patriot, Massachusetts/Private (DAR)
     John Glenne of Dunstable, Massachusetts, Private, list of men serving on main guard under Major
     Loammi Baldwin’s Company, Col. Ebenezer Bridge’s (27th Regiment): Muster Roll dated August 1,
     1775; enlisted: June 8, 1775, service on month, twenty-six days; also company returned September 25,
     1775; also order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated at Cambridge, Massachusetts,
     December 14, 1775. (SSM)
     John Glinney is shown on the 1790/Westmoreland, New Hampshire Census
     John Glynn is shown on the 1790/Tyngsborough (Middlesex) Massachusetts Census
     John Glynn (Marriage Intention to Thankful Adams) indicates of Dunstable, Mass.
     b. 1728 (DAR/Index)
         April 6, 1728, Lynn, Massachusetts (Isaac/DAR Papers)
         April 30, 1730, Lynn, Massachusetts (
     c. May 5, 1734, Wakefield, Massachusetts (VR)
        (Church Record, Congregational Church, Wakefield, Massachusetts)
        d. 1800 (DAR/Index)
            1817, Springfield, Massachusetts (Isaac/DAR Papers)
            December 12, 1817, Springfield, Vermont (
Children on John Glynn and Thankful Adams:
John Glynn, b. July 8, 1751, Westford (Middlesex) Massachusetts (VR)
     Revolutionary War Patriot
Sarah Glynn, b. September 14, 1755, Westford, Massachusetts  d. 1755 (VR)
Sarah Glynn, b. November 12, 1757, Westford (Middlesex) Massachusetts (VR)
   m. Nehemiah Howe, June 27, 1775, Westford (Middlesex) Massachusetts
William Glynn, b. August 18, 1759, Westford, (Middlesex) Massachusetts (VR)
   m. Mary Green – Revolutionary War Patriot, Lieutenant/Connecticut (DAR)
ISAAC GLYNN (SEE: Generation 6)
Mary Glynn, b. September 14, 1763, Westford, Massachusetts (VR)
   m. John Fox, December 1, 1785, Londonderry (Windham) Vermont (VR)
James Glynn, b. October 8, 1769 Westford (Middlesex) Massachusetts
   m. (1) Polly Amsbury, June 16, 1791, Westmoreland (Cheshire) New Hampshire
   m. (2) Rachel Daggett, February 5, 1816, Chester (Windsor) Vermont
             daughter of Joseph Daggett and Rachel Wilson of Westmoreland, NH
Joseph Glynn
Pheobe Glynn, b. July 10, 1778, Westford (Middlesex) Massachusetts
   m. Stephen Otis Jr., February 27, 1797, Dummerston (Windham) Vermont
        (Family invented the passenger elevator: Otis Elevator Company)
Elizabeth Glynn
Isaac Glynn (Generation 6)
ISAAC GLYNNE (Court Records/VR)
son of John Glynn and Thankful Adams
Revolutionary War Patriot, Massachusetts/Sergeant (DAR)
Isaac Glenny, was the youngest recorded soldier in the Revolutionary War at the age of thirteen years.  He found at Bunker Hill, Boston and Saratoga, Long Island, Yorktown with General Sulliavan at the Mohawk Valley Campaign under General Lafayette. (DAR Papers)
Isaac Glenna, of Westford, Massachusetts, list of men in the Continental Army from Captain Fletcher’s Company, Col. Jonathan Reed’s Company (6th Middlesex Regiment) as returned to Brig. General Prescott, dated Littleton, Massachusetts, September 17, 1777, residence at Westford, Massachusetts, joined Captain Ballard’s Company, Col. Alden’s Company, term of three years. (Soldier’s & Sailor’s of Massachusetts
Isaac Glenny, Sergeant (7th Massachusetts Regiment) served six years, three months, ten days, discharged on June 1783, papers signed by George Washington, honored with Badge of Merit for six years of faithful service. (DAR/Papers)
Isaac Glynn was born in Westford, Massachusetts, he came to Springfield from Tyngsborough, Massachusetts in 1807 and settled on the highest farm on the hill, a mile west of the farm now owned by Jonas Glynn (1895) … He was a cooper by trade. In 1775 he enlisted in the Revolutionary Army, was at the Battle of Bunker Hill and served throughout the war . He married Sarah Nutting and had thirteen children …
b.  July 7 1761, Westford (Middlesex) Massachusetts (DAR/Papers)
     July 8, 1761, Westford (Middlesex) Massachusetts (VR)
d.  December 30, 1835, Springfield, Vermont (DAR/Papers)
     buried at the Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Vermont (VR)
     SALLY NUTTING (VR/Marriage)
     October 24, 1785, Westford (Middlesex) Massachusetts (VR)
     daughter of John Nutting and Hannah Reed (VR)
     Sarah Nutting living with Sophronia in 1850 Haverhill (Grafton) NH
     b. December 23, 1767, Westford (Middlesex) Massachusetts (VR)
     d. October 27, 1852, Springfield, Vermont (VR)
         November 27, 1852, North Haverhill, Massachusetts (DAR/Papers)
         Buried at Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Vermont (VR)
Children of Isaac Glynn and Sarah/Salley Nutting:
Benjamin Glynn, d. March 2, 1786, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
Benjamin Glynn, b. September 26, 1786 in Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
    m. Patty Johnson, May 8, 1808, Rockingham (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
    m. Martha Johnson, May 8, 1808, Rockingham (Windsor) Vermont (Genforum)
Sally Glynn, b. June 6, 1788, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
    m. Justin Fletcher, April 2, 1806, Tyngsborough (Middlesex) Massachusetts (VR)
Lucinda Glynn, b. January 17, 1791, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
    m. Nehemiah Chase, April 1, 1810, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
Polly Glynn, b. November 26, 1793, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
Samuel Adams Glynn, b. April 29, 1797, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
    m. Hannah Lockwood, September 3, 1818, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
         daughter of Henry Lockwood and Esther Smith
         sister of Ada Lockwood who married Thomas Reed Glynn
         (SEE: The Lockwood Family of New England)
Joseph Perham Glynn, b. January 24, 1799, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
         m. Nancy Lockwood, October 24, 1819, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
              daughter of Henry Lockwood and Esther Smith
              sister of Ada Lockwood who married Thomas Reed Glynn
Isaac Glynn, b. November 26, 1800, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
         c. June 28, 1801, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts (VR)
         m. Sarah ____________ (
Sophronia Glynn, b. July, 17, 1802, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
         d. 1804, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
James Glynn, b. August 1, 1804, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
         m. Olive Bemis, November 18, 1824, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
Sophronia Glynn, b.  June 26, 1806, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
         c. October 7, 1804, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts (VR)
         m. Abner Palmer (
John Glynn, b. November 9, 1810, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
         d. August 24, 1812, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
             Buried at Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)

Thomas Reed Glynn (Generation 7)
son of Isaac Glynn and Sarah Nutting
b. April 5, 1795, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont
d. Septebmer 28, 1870, Chester (Windsor) Vermont  (VR) (VVK)
c. May 19, 1795, Tyngsborough (Middlesex) Massachusetts (VR)
     May 4, 1812, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR) (VVK)
     daughter of Henry Lockwood and Esther Smith, married 1785 at Springfield, VT.
     her sister Nancy Lockwood married brother, Joseph Perham Glynn
     her sister Hannah Lockwood married brother, Samuel Adams Glynn
     b. May 1, 1797, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
     d. 1870 (VVK)
Children of Thomas Reed Glynn and Ada Lockwood
John Glynn, b. September 30, 1812, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
     m.Nancy S. Phelps, August 31, 1842
William Glynn, b. April 18, 1816, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (
Sarah Nutting Glynn, b. December 30, 1817, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
Esther S. Glynn, b. March 25, 1820, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
Lucy Glynn, b. April 22, 1822, Springfield (Windsor) Vermont (
     ***Lucy Glynn, daughter of Thomas Glynn and wife, adopted by Stephen and Sarah
          Taylor of Springfield (Windsor) Vermont  (Springfield VR, Page 87)
ISAAC GLYNN (SEE: Generation 8)
Jane Glynn, b. December 1, 1825, Chester (Windsor) Vermont
Sophronia Glynn, b. April 4, 1828
     m. Alonzo S. Gilbert, Harnessmaker
Lucinda Glynn, b. November 28, 1830, Vermont
Achsah Glynn, b. April 28, 1833, Vermont
Alzina E. Glynn, b. December 14, 1835, Vermont
    m. Joseph Hardy, September 2, 1852, Haverhill (Grafton) New Hampshire
Horace C. Glynn, b. @1845 (VR) (VVK)
      ***The Vital Records of Springfield (Windsor) Vermont, provided by (VVK) Vivian Viola
           Kill/Researcher indicates the following information from a marriage certificate:
           Horace C. Glynn, Occupation: Farmer. Residence of Groom: Chester, Vermont, Age: 25.
           Parents: Thomas and Ada Glynn … This information places Horace’s birth at approximately 1845,
           this would place his parents (father at 50, mother at 48)
           m. Rosalind R. Roudy (UR)

Isaac Glynn (Generation 8)
son of Thomas Reed Glynn and Ada Lockwood
b.  August 26, 1823, Chester (Windsor) Vermont (VR)
     other references indicate Springfield (Windsor) Vermont)
d.  May 17, 1902, South Rockingham (Windham) Vermont (VR)
     September 18, 1845, Chester, Vermont (VR)
     daughter of Cyrus Locke and Randilla Thayer (
     granddaughter of William Thayer and Susannah Lincoln (
     b. January 25, 1824, Rockingham, Vermont (VR)
         (other references indicate Springfield (Windsor) Vermont
     d. January 9, 1896
         SEE: THE LOCKE FAMILY OF NEW ENGLAND (Gary Posson Glynn)
         (William-1, William-2, Ebenezer-3, Joshua-4, Ebenezer-5, Ebenezer-6, Cyrus Locke-7)
Children of Isaac Glynn and Eliza/Elizabeth Marie Locke:
Charles Frederick Glynn, b. October 15, 1846 Rockingham (Windham) Vermont
     m. Georgie Mitchel, 1866
Mary Eliza Glynn, b. June 27, 1848, Rockingham (Windham) Vermont
     m. Albert O. Wyman, 1866
Cyrus Locke Glynn, b May 2, 1850, Rockingham (Windham) Vermont
     m. Lilla Davenport, April 10, 1870
Lucius Elliot Glynn, b. March 12, 1853, Rockingham (Windham) Vermont
     m. (1) Carrie E. Smith, 1874
          (2) Anna E. Kerns
Elizabeth Ida/Lizzie Glynn, b. May 5, 1856, Cambridgeport (Rockingham) Vermont
Walter Benton Glynn, b. September 6, 1865, Cambridgeport (Rockingham) Vermont

William Isaac Glynn (Generation 9)
son of Isaac Glynn and Eliza/Elizabeth Marie Locke
b.  December 12, 1866, Rockingham, Vermont (VR)
d.  June 5, 1934, Albany, New York (VR)
     November 23, 1887, Rockingham, Vermont (VR)
     daughter of Royal Wilder Perham and Catherine E. Plant (VR)
     b. April 6, 1869, Rockingham, Vermont (VR)
     d. October 25, 1942, Warrensburg, New York
         Buried: at North Adams, Massachusetts
         SEE: THE PERHAM FAMILY OF NEW ENGLAND (Gary Posson Glynn)         
         (John (Perram) Perham-1, John-2, John-3, Ezekiel-4, Jonathan-5, Oliver-6, Royal Wilder-7)
         John Whitney arrived on the “Elizabeth and Ann” 1639 (Winthrop Society)
Children of William Isaac Glynn and Minnie Beulah Perham:
Catherine J. Glynn, b. July 28, 1891, Rockingham (Windham) Vermont
     (Some records indicate Saxon River, Vermont)
Jay Ivah Glynn, b. June 20, 1895 and d. June 29, 1895, Proctorsville, Vermont
Berkeley Perham Glynn, b. May 15, 1902, Rockingham (Windham) Vermont
      m. Regina L. Held, October 10, 1925

Raleigh Isaac Glynn (Generation 10)
son of William Isaac Glynn and Minnie Beulah Perham
b.  May 22, 1889, Rockingham, Vermont
     *some records indicate Saxon Rivers, Vermont
d.  November 18, 1969, Braintree, Massachusetts
     Buried: at Bath, Maine
     March 18, 1914, Bath/Wiscasset, Maine
     daughter of George Waldren Troop and Elizabeth Cunningham
     John Troop-1, William-2, Waldron-3, George Waldron-4, Marion Elizabeth-5
Children of Raleigh Isaac Glynn and Marion Elizabeth Troop
Raleigh Isaac Glynn, Jr.
George William Glynn
Dawn Glynn

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Dow Family of New England

Henry Dow    (Generation 1, America)
son of Henry Dow and Elizabeth March/Marche (GC)
grandson of Christopher Marche and Frances AtFenne (GC)
Henry Dow came to this country from England in 1637 with his wife and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts. After his first wife’s death he married Margaret Cole of Dedham, Massachusetts in 1641 and moved to Hampton, New Hampshire around 1643/1644. (NEG)

He was a Selectman and a Deputy to the Court. (GC)
Henry Dow was the immigrant ancestor to America, he was twenty-five and a farmer in Ormsby, England.  He had a little inheritance from his mother, more than enough to equip his holding of land.  Ormsby, England is not far from Runham.  Its parish register was copied in 1880 by Reverend R.S. Blofield, Rector.  In these records occurs three important items, which prove that Henry was born in 1606 of Runham is Henry of Ormsby and America.  It is clear that the brother Edward and Henry Dow were together as husbandmen in Ormsby, that each found a wife there, that the ties of Runham gradually were loosened as ties to Ormsby grew strong.  What happened to Edward we have not traced.  Of Henry Dow’s path, the account is fairly ample.  Of Joan Nudd we know but very little; not her maiden name.  She was twenty-three at her marriage and had a baby boy.  Her husband was Roger Nudd, son of John Nudd who died in Ormsby in 1629.  It is believed that Henry Dow and Roger Nudd were fellow farmers.  The Nudds were numerous in Norfolk, mostly in the Seaward Parish.  Vital records from that parish are not existent prior to 1671. 

Under what circumstances Henry and Joan Dow became dissenter is not known.  They were of the established Church in 1630.  There arose in Ormsby a great deal of dissatisfaction, religious and otherwise.  This crystallized into a determination of seven families to try the New World.   It was an arrangement planned long in advance and was consummated, on the same boat.  Hotten’s Original List gives all the families, who afterwards appear together in Hampton, New Hampshire (Page, Moulton, Marston) families intermarried with the Dow’s on numerous occasions with great frequency.  It has been asserted, with more or less cynicism that a desire to better ones material condition was the paramount reason for going to America, desire for religious freedom being very secondary.  In the Massachusetts Bay Colony all were of the persuasion which became Congregationalism, in contrast to that of the Plymouth Colony who notion of government became Presbyterianism.

Henry Dow of Ormsby, England married the widow of his friend, a year older than himself, took her baby boy and had three children of his own and was able to start with a servant.  This latter does not indicate affluence.  Passage to America was very costly.  Young men and women of good families gladly indentured themselves for a long term if the employer would pay their passage.  It was in this way that Margaret Cole, who became Henry Dow’s second wife came to Dedham, Massachusetts with the family of Mitchill/Mitchell Metcalfe.

From Henry Dow are descended nearly three-fifth of all the Dows in America.  The party landed in Boston after a long voyage, no details of which appear.  One child either died on voyage or on land before Watertown statistics began.  How and why Henry Dow parted from his companions we do not know.  All but he turned up in 1640 in Hampton, New Hampshire.   Henry proceeded almost at once to Watertown, Massachusetts, which was just being settled just five miles west of Boston, Massachusetts.  Presumably the selection of the place was influenced by the opportunity to become a grantee on equal terms, with allotments of free land.  No settler in those days had to buy land unless it was thought desirable to pay the Indians for title.  He remained seven years in Watertown, Massachusetts, a very inconspicuous citizen.  He was admitted a freeman on May 2, 1638, but held no office in his town.  In fact, the only mention of him in Watertown are in the land records and vital statistics.  He could have had free land in Hampton, New Hampshire in 1640, but decided not to accept it.  There is reason to think that he stayed in Watertown until the land boomed.  In a few years the settled place commanded a price at which the original settlers took profits and moved on to begin anew and clear forest lands.  We know that Henry Dow left Watertown, Massachusetts a moderate capitalist.

Henry Dow’s son, Joseph Dow was the first Dow to be born in America, whose posterity is the most numerous.  With the death of his older brother, the death of his mother at thirty-three, twice a wife, five times a mother, the birth of two new children following his father’s speedy remarriage.  We must not accuse Henry Dow of indelicacy.  In primitive New England life for a man without a wife’s help was harder indeed; for a woman without help from a husband even harder yet; for children without both parents almost unsupportable.  Margaret Cole had known Henry Dow in Ormsby, England, had come to America in 1639 with the Metcalfe Family and settled in Dedham, Massachusetts.  She was indentured, just as Ann Manning had been and was younger than Henry Dow.  In the First Church of Dedham, Margaret Cole, a maid servant, giving good satisfaction to the Church was received in March 1639.  Others from Ormsby were admitted to the Church around the same time.  Margaret survived her husband by sixteen years.  Her second marriage was to Richard Kimball of Ipswich, he was of Watertown, Massachusetts 1641-1644 and came then to know the Dows.
Henry Dow (Generation 1 – America)
b. October 6, 1605, County of Norfolk, England (GC)
    1606, Runham, County of Norfolk, England (DOW)
    @ 1608, Runham, County of Norfolk, England (NEG)
d. April 21, 1659, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire (GC)
          December 1639, England (GC)
          February 11, 1631, Ormsby, England (NEG)
          Widow of Roger Nudd (NEG)
          b. @ 1605, England (GC)
              1607, Ormesby, Norfolk, England (OG)
          d. June 20, 1640, Watertown, Massachusetts (NEG)
              Buried: Watertown, Massachusetts (OG)

Children of Henry Dow and (1) Joanne Nudd:
Thomas Dow, b. @1631, England (GC)
Henry Dow, b. 1634, England (GC) married Hannah Page (OG)
James Dow, b. @1637, England (GC)
JOSEPH DOW (See: Generation 2)

           1641, Dedham, Massachusetts (NEG)
           b. 1610, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England (OG)
           d. March 1, 1675, Ipswich, Massachusetts (VR)
           m. (2) RICHARD KIMBALL of Ipswich, Massachusetts (NEG)
                     October 23, 1661, Ipswich, Massachusetts (OG)
                     m. (1)   URSULA SCOTT
                          daughter of Henry Scott and Martha Whallock (OG)

Children of Henry Dow and (2) Margaret Cole:
Daniel Dow, b. September 22, 1641, Watertown, Massachusetts (GC)
Mary Dow, b. September 14, 1643, Watertown, Massachusetts (GC)
Hannah Dow, b. @ 1645, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire (GC)
Thomas Dow, b. April 28, 1653, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire (GC)
Jeremiah Dow, b. September 6, 1657, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire (GC)

Joseph Dow (Generation 2)
son of Henry Dow and (1) Joanne Nudd
Resided in Hampton, New Hampshire (M1700)
b.  March 20, 1639, Watertown, Massachusetts (GC)
d.  April 4, 1703, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire (GC)
     December 17, 1662, Hampton, New Hampshire (GC)
     daughter of William Sanborne and Mary Moulton Philbrick (GC)
     granddaughter of John Sanborne and Ann Bachiler (GC)
     granddaughter of John Molton and Anne Green (OG)
     b. July 19, 1645, Hampton, New Hampshire (GC)
     d. January 21, 1733, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire (GC)

Children of Joseph Dow and Mary Sanborn/Samborne:
JOSEPH DOW (See: Generation 3)
John Dow, b. December 12, 1665, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire (GC)
Mary Dow, b. January 15, 1668, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire (GC)
James Dow, b. September 17, 1670, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire (GC)
Hannah Dow, b. August 7, 1674, Amesbury, Massachusetts (GC)
Henry Dow, b. November 7, 1674, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire (GC)
Jeremiah Dow, b. May 24, 1677, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire (GC)
Josiah Dow, b. July 22, 1679, Seabrook, New Hampshire (GC)
Thomas Dow, b. April 26, 1682, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire (GC)
Charity Dow, b. December 7, 1684, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire (GC)
Samuel Dow, b. April 4, 1687, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire (GC)
Aaron Dow, b. April 4, 1692, Hampton Falls, New Hampshire (GC)

Joseph Dow   (Generation 3)
son of Joseph Dow and Mary Sanborn/Samborne (GC)
b.  October 20, 1663, Seabrook, New Hampshire (GC)
d.  1735, South Hampton, Rockingham Co. New Hampshire (GC)
m. (1) MARY CHALLIS of Salisbury, Massachusetts (OG)
          May 25, 1687, Amesbury, Massachusetts (VR)
          daughter of Philip Watson Challis and Mary Sargent (SC)
          b. August 27, 1668, Salisbury, Massachusetts (GC)
          d. May 14, 1697 Massachusetts/New Hampshire (GC)

Children of Joseph Dow and (1) Mary Challis:
JOSEPH DOW (See: Generation 4)
John Dow, b. December 16, 1689,  Massachusetts/NH (GC)
James Dow, b. October 8, 1693, Salisbury, Massachusetts (VR)
Philip Dow, b. April 26, 1695, Salisbury, Massachusetts (VR)
Mary Dow, b. May 11, 1697, Salisbury, Massachusetts (VR)

           daughter of Philip Watson Challis and Mary Sargent (GC)
           b. September 20, 1675, Amesbury, Massachusetts (VR)
           d. 1751

Children of Joseph Dow and (2) Hannah Challis:
Elihu Dow, b. @ 1700, Seabrook, New Hampshire (GC)
Eilphaz Dow, b. @1702, Seabrook, New Hampshire (GC)
Amasa Dow, b. @1704, Seabrook, New Hampshire (GC)
Noah Dow, b. @ 1706, Seabrook, New Hampshire (GC)
Jesse Dow, b. @1708, Seabrook, New Hampshire (GC)
Zerviah Dow, b. @1710, Seabrook, New Hampshire (GC)
Bilbad Dow, b. @1712, Seabrook, New Hampshire (GC)
Judah Dow, b. @1714, Seabrook, New Hampshire (GC)

Joseph Dow   (Generation 4)
son of Joseph Dow and (1) Mary Challis
b.  February 3, 1688   Massachusetts or New Hampshire (GC)
d.  1738
m. MARY __________________  (GC)
     @ 1709, Salisbury, New Hampshire (GC)
      b. @1690  Massachusetts or New Hampshire (GC)

Children of Joseph Dow and Mary _______________:
Samuel Dow, b. 1710, Salisbury, Massachusetts (GC)
JOHN DOW (See: Generation 5)

John Dow   (Generation 5)
son of Joseph Dow and Mary ___________________
b.  1712, Amesbury, Massachusetts (GC)
m. ___________________________
     b. @1715   Massachusetts or New Hampshire (GC)

Children of John Dow and ____________________:
Benjamin Dow, b. @ 1735, Epping, New Hampshire (GC)
James Dow, b. @1738, Epping, New Hampshire (GC)
John Dow, b. @1740, Epping, New Hampshire (GC)
NATHANIEL DOW, b. 1758, Epping, New Hampshire (GC)
          This Family can only be partially constructed due to the fragmented records of
          Epping, New Hampshire … John Dow may have married a second time, however,
          there are no marriage intentions shown. (GC)

Nathaniel Dow (Generation 6)
son of John Dow and _______________
b.  1758, Epping, New Hampshire (DOW)
d.  1846 (GC)
     August 8, 1782, Belmont, New Hampshire (GC)
     daughter of Peter Gilman and Elizabeth Bryant (GC)
     b. July 1, 1763, Kensington, New Hampshire (DOW)(GC)
     d. 1842, Walden, Vermont (OG)

Children of Nathaniel Dow and Esther Gilman:
Polly Dow, b. @1783, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (GC)
John Gilman Dow, b. June 15, 1785, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (GC)
Betsey Dow, b. 1788, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (GC)
Nathaniel B. Dow, 1790, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (GC)
ZEBULON DOW (See: Generation 7)
Hazen Dow, b. 1794, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (GC)
Porter Dow, b. 1801, Walden, Vermont (GC)
James Bell Dow, b. 1810, Walden, Vermont (GC)

Zebulon Dow (Generation 7)
son of Nathaniel Dow and Esther Gilman
Farmer, 1860 Census indicates residence at Walden, Caledonia, Vermont
b.  1793, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (GC)
     b. 1801, New Hampshire (GC

Children of Zebulon Dow and Irene Flint _____________:
JASON DOW (See: Generation 8)

Jason Dow (Generation 8)
Stage Driver, 1880 Census indicates residence at Greensboro, Vermont (GF)
After death of Jason Dow, children removed to Boston, Massachusetts (GF)
b.  September 11, 1820 (GF)
     @1821, Walden, Vermont (GC)
     daughter of John Bean and Nancy Hill (GF) of Salisbury, Massachusetts (GF)
     May 14, 1845
     b. January 12, 1824
     d. August 23, 1901, Salisbury, Massachusetts

Children of Jason Dow and Martha E. Bean
Henry Dow, b. 1855, Walden, Vermont
Alton Frederick Dow, b. 1857, Walden Vermont
Ada Dow, b. 1860, Walden, Vermont
FREDERICK DOW (See: Generation 9)

Frederick Moses Dow (Generation 9)
on of Jason Dow and Martha E. Bean
Yardmaster, employed for 47 years for the Boston & Albany Railroad.  Member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
b. September 1868, Walden, Vermont
d. 1934, Worcester, Massachusetts
    Buried: Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts
    m. MAY E. GORMAN
    b. November 1868, England

Children of Frederick Moses Dow and May E Gorman:
Creighton Dow, b. December 1892, Massachusetts
    m. Maria Gaboury
Mildred L. Dow, b. September 1894, Massachusetts
    m. Charles W. Simmons
GLADYS ADELLA DOW (See: Generation 10)

Gladys Adella Dow (Generation 10)
daughter of Frederick Moses Dow and May E. Gorman
b.  December 10, 1896, East Boston, Massachusetts (DC)
d.  July 19, 1969, Natick, Massachusetts (DC)
     Buried: Needham Cemetery, Nehoiden Street, Needham, Massachusetts
     May 27, 1919, Worcester, Massachusetts (MC)
     son of Ellis Chester Posson and Kittie Louise Gallup
    (SEE: The Posson Family of America - Gary Posson Glynn)
    (SEE: The Gallup Family of New England - Gary Posson Glynn)
     b. May 23, 1896, Wright, Schoharie County, New York (BC)
     d. June 18, 1982, Norwood, Massachusetts (DC)
        Buried: Needham Cemetery, Nehoiden Street, Needham, Massachusetts

Children of Donald Gallup Posson and Gladys Adella Dow:
Donald Lloyd Posson
Virginia L. Posson
Frederick Bruce Posson