Place: of Francestown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
Date: July 19,1816/in the 72 year of lif
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Place: Smith Cemetery, Bunker Hill Rd., New Boston, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
Source: S139 Abbreviation: Lt. THOMAS SMITH, first New Boston Settler Title: Nancy Smith, Lt. THOMAS SMITH, first New Boston Settler (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~janicekmc/nb_smith.html) Data: Text: This is a condensed version of an interesting story taken from CONT The Goffstown News-Bulletin-Banner Publications, dated 16 Jun 1977, CONT printed courtesy of the New Boston Historical Society, and contributed here by Nancy Smith. CONT Below this newspaper article, you will find a few names copied by Nancy CONT from an overgrown cemetery plot believed to be on old SMITH property in New Boston. CONT Thanks for your contributions, Nancy! CONT CONT Lt. THOMAS SMITH, first New Boston Settler CONT CONT Thomas SMITH, reportedly the first settler in New Boston, built the first frame house in this town at Harold STRONG's homeplace. According to Chester town history, Lt. SMITH came from Ireland, an original grantee of Chester in 1720. After a harrowing escape from capture by the native Indians, Lt. SMITH, in 1735 moved to what was to become the town of New Boston. Some historians say he could have moved as early at 1733. CONT CONT In March of 1752 SMITH sold his 40 acre farm in Chester, NH at Long Meadow to Gideon ROWEL of Amesbury, MA. Lt. SMITH settled in what was called "The Plains" and built a log cabin after he cleared some land and planted some corn. The problem with the Indians capturing these early settlers remained, and Lt. Smith, seeing evidence of more Indians in the area of his new homestead, moved back to Chester. One settler named WORTHLY, who also had a cabin at Parker's Station, was captured and taken to Canada. CONT CONT In Vol. 28 of the State Papers, dated 26 Oct 1749, Lt. Smith of Chester sent a petition to the Proprietors of New Boston stating he had purchased a right in New Boston of Jacob HURD, a goldsmith of Boston. SMITH said he had settled and improved his land in New Boston for seven years past and had built a house. He had wanted to move his four sons, Samuel, John, James and Reuben, to the New Boston home to help him improve the property. He ask for a grant for himself and for each of his sons or five rights in New Boston. CONT CONT 19 Aug 1740, Jacob HURD of Boston, a goldsmith, for 10 pounds deeded to Thomas SMITH of Chester lot #21, containing 50 acres, more or less, with dwelling house which was witnessed by John INDICOTT and William SALTER. Smith did received his grants from the New Boston Proprietors is it believed, for there is record which states: "4 or 5 years ago the Proprietors granted me five shares in New Boston - one for myself and each son, but Robert BOYCE claimes one of these shares that I had lived for 12 years come August next" (record not dated). Lt. SMITH had made improvements but never received a copy of his grant. He ask to be granted some land in the Gore between Halestown and New Boston, but this was not accomplished. CONT CONT Lt. SMITH made improvements on his New Boston property and was said to have built the first frame house in New Boston. In 1885 a part of SMITH's house was still standing and was called the oldest house there, being then a part of Widow Hiram LULL's place. George STRONG tore this house down when he rebuilt the present house on this site. CONT CONT On the first census (click here to see the census page) in 1756, Thomas SMITH was listed with a house on lot #18 and a house on #7 with 10 acres cleared on each lot. He was listed as a family of 3 men and 1 woman. As sons John and Samuel had families of their own, the two sons were believed to be Reuben and James. James SMITH froze to death on the road to Parker's Station and Reuben was in the Revolutionary War. He later moved to Maine. Son Samuel lived at the old Smith Farm, now called Eliott HERSEY's Great Meadow Farm and John settled SAUNDERS farm. He was called Deacon John and died in 1800 at the age of 74. CONT CONT Several old deeds of Thomas SMITH were recorded in the New Hampshire Archives in Concord. In September of 1752 SMITH bought lot #19 from Robert BOYES except the mill site which was reserved for the owner of the dam. In October of the same year, for 30L (pounds) BOYER also sold to SMITH lot #7 of 50 acres. In February 1753 Thomas COCHRAN sold SMITH lot #20 of 50 acres for 30 pounds and in April of 1753 SMITH bought one share in New Boston for 26L 13S and 4P from John MAVERICK, a store keeper in Boston, one of the New Boston Proprietors. In December 1758 SMITH bought lot #9 of 50 acres from BOYES. CONT CONT In Matthew PATTERN's diary entry of 11 May 1762 "I drawed out Thomas SMITH account and sent it to him by Thomas KENNEDY and the deed he lodged with me of his place to his son for which he sent a written letter." PATTERN wrote on 07 Oct 1762 "I settled Thomas SMITH's account with his son Reuben and he paid me the balance being 22-17-5 old tenor." Lt. SMITH died in 1768 at 80 years of age, so Reuben was probably doing his business for him by then. The last deed recorded in Concord was for Thomas SMITH dated September 1762 where he deeded for 500L to Reuben SMITH land in New Boston which included parcels #7, #9, #19 and #20 each of 50 acres, the lot of Jacob HURD also 50 acres and 40 acres of lot #30. CONT CONT Reuben SMITH lived in New Boston during the Revolutionary War, moving to Maine later. He may have been living on Strong's place. Reuben was a Constable in New Boston in 1782, but was not listed on the 1790 Census (see the census page). Samuel SMITH was listed head of the household in the 1790 with his wife and two daughters. John SMITH had three sons over 16, three under 16 and four daughters. Many SMITH descendants lived in New Boston for years. There was Deacon Thomas who built the sawmill on Peacock Brook with his father, John, and Deacon Thomas' son John had 13 children. He built a house the house of Charles COLBURN off Weare Road. Ivers ran the grist mill and Luke SMITH had a sawmill in town for 18 years. CONT CONT CONT CONT Nancy SMITH took these notes Aug 26, 1977 when at the Bunker Hill Rd, Smith Cemetary in New Boston: CONT CONT Dea.John Smith Sept 3, 1800 74 years CONT CONT Widow Ann Smith Died July 19,1816/in the 72 year of life/ CONT The Sweet Rembrance of the Just shall flourish though they sleep in dust CONT CONT In Memory of Mrs.Jennet Gregg/relict of Mr. James Gregg/ CONT who died Jan 12, 1820/ in the 82nd year of her age. CONT CONT In memory of Mr. James Gregg/ who died Decm 31st 1806/ CONT in the 63rd year of his age CONT CONT Mrs. Jane Gregg, wife of Lieut Samuel Gregg, CONT who deparated this life, Dec 25, 1800 in the 31st year of her age. CONT A son and dau of the above mentioned persons died Nov 30.
Source: S169 Abbreviation: History of Francestown, N.H. : from its earliest s Title: Cochrane, W. R., History of Francestown, N.H. : from its earliest settlement April, 1758, to January 1, 1891 : with a brief genealogical r Text: 22 THIRD SETTLER IN TOWN. CONT CONT CONT the poker, and ran out and pointed at the thieves and "snapped" it. And when it didn't go off, he called to the boy, "Mair pouther, Sam, CONT Mair pouther!" The thieves were dreadfully frightened, and nearly broke their bones in falling as they ran for dear life! CONT Samuel Nichols was a smart, capable, stirring man. He was chosen Constable in the old town (New Boston) at the annual meeting, CONT Mar. 5, 1770; was useful and influential for many years. See genealogy. Was one of the highest tax-payers in town in 1772. CONT The third settler in Francestown was John Brown. He was a man of mature years and had grown-up children when he came, one CONT daughter, Ann, marrying Dea. John Smith of New Boston, about 1762, and one son, Thomas Brown, taking the homestead with his father. CONT Ann was the mother of the late venerable Dea. Thomas Smith of that town. John Brown was a Scotchman; he came over and settled in CONT Londonderry; then lived awhile, it seems, in Litchfield; and came to Francestown in the spring of 1762, having previously made his CONT "beginning." He settled at the foot of the hill, near the southwest part of Scoby Pond, and on the old New Boston road, the place now CONT occupied by Daniel W. Duncklee. Brown was a strong, tough, tireless man, and was noted as a great "flax-swingler." This is an unknown CONT interest among us now, but was of great importance then. He went from house to house among his neighbors, doing in every case a CONT tremendous day's work on the flax. Brown was also held in local repute as a fast reaper. It is related that before the incorporation of the CONT town, when the best of families were scantily provided for at times, Brown went over to do one of his great day's works for the Morrills, CONT on the McLane place; and as he "moost haav some mate," and as the good lady was entirely out of that useful article of food, she "killed a CONT setting hen" and cooked it for dinner! Her resources were somewhat limited, but she was equal to the occasion! CONT John Brown was chosen Constable of the town at its first meeting, being the first in Francestown to hold that office, considered in those CONT days one of the most honorable and important offices in town. It may interest some reader to know that the CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT 23 FIRST SAWMILL IN TOWN CONT CONT CONT great elm, now standing near the house, with the large, long, low-like limbs, CONT was brought by brown as a walking-stick. He cut it in Derry, used it to walk CONT home with, (30 miles) stuck it into the ground; and after a while it sprouted and grew, and is now flourishing, one hundred and twenty-five CONT years "after the walk." CONT The year 1763 opened with only three families within the present limits of Francestown, Carson, Nichols, and Brown. In the CONT spring of this year New Boston was incorporated, including all these settlements. But the same spring two men arrived in town from CONT Dedham, Mass., whose means, capacity and enterprise added very much to the progress of the little community. These two men were CONT David and Isaac Lewis. They were brothers and settled near each other, on lots 40 and 49 in the "New Addition." These lots were CONT purchased of the New Boston proprietors by their father, John Lewis, in 1758; it being then the custom as the towns near the coast became CONT crowded, for guardians and fathers to buy wild land in the "border-towns" and settle their boys upon it. David Lewis begun and built CONT where George A. Duncklee now lives. He built the first saw-mill in town, the work being done by John Carson, as stated above. It was on CONT the spot where Mr. Duncklee's saw-mill now stands. It would be considered now a very rude affair, but it answered a good purpose, and CONT was a great help to the new settlers in preparing comfortable dwellings! John Carson put up the mill and furnished the "mill-crank," it CONT being the same he had expected to use in Hillsboro', and had buried in the mud in that town, when driven off by the Indians in 1746. In CONT subsequent years David Lewis built and operated the first grist-mill in town; but, as in other places, the saw-mill came first, because grain CONT in small quantities could be transported. but lumber without roads could not. The saw-mill was built as early as 1770, probably being CONT commenced in 1768. In 1771 New Boston laid out a road from David Lewis' mill to Lyndeborough line. David Lewis was twice CONT selectman in New Boston; and in Francestown he was town clerk, moderator, selectman, representative, deacon and in every way one of CONT the most useful men in the first fifty years of its history. He represented CONT CONT CONT CONT CONT 24 NEW SETTLERS CONT CONT New Boston and Francestown in the legislature in 1782. See genealogy. Note: History of Francestown, N.H. : from its earliest settlement April, 1758, to January 1, 1891 : with a brief genealogical record Repository: #R17 Page: Page 22
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Source: S62 Abbreviation: History of Hillsborough, N.H., 1795-1921 Title: G. Waldo Browne, History of Hillsborough, N.H., 1795-1921 Repository: #R12 Page: Volume IV, Pages 519-525
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↑ Source: #S62 Page: Volume IV, Pages 519-525 Data: Text: SMILEY SMITH. 5I9 CONT CONT SMITH. CONT CONT Among the patronymics of the human families that of Smith CONT is the most common. This comes from the fact that surnames CONT originated from terms applied to men in the occupations of the CONT day. Among all the trades and callings not one was as common CONT as the term "smith," applied tO' those who were engaged in sup- CONT plying the people with the useful and needful articles of everyday CONT life. Hence this class of yeomen were not only useful to the CONT community, but they were men possessed of strong character and CONT rugged ability. Ezra S. Stearns in commenting upon the ances- CONT tors of these numerous families, says most aptly: "In the history CONT of the world the Smith has been a pioneer of civilization in every CONT country and in every clime, and in every age. He forged the CONT swords and plowshares and made the coats of mail and war CONT chariots of all the nations of antiquity. His value as a member CONT of a community was never denied. Among our Anglo-Saxon an- CONT cestors the smith was a member of his lord's council, and at feasts CONT sat in the place of honor, at the lord's right hand. The name an- CONT ciently spelled Smythe, is derived from "smite" and signifies one CONT who strikes with the hammer. It was one of the first occupative CONT surnames adopted by the English-speaking people when they CONT 520 HISTORY OF HILLSBOROUGH. CONT CONT Stepped out of the twilight of the middle ages into the light of CONT modern civilization." Several families bearing this name have CONT lived in Hillsborough. CONT CONT Thomas Smith's Descendants. CONT CONT Lieut. Thomas emigrated from Ireland and settled in Ches- CONT ter in 1720, being one of its original grantees, and active in the CONT work of building up a town in the wilderness. Chester did not CONT escape the depredations of the prowling red men who were on CONT the warpath in those days, and one afternoon while he and his CONT brother-in-law were at work in the clearing they were surprised CONT and captured without being able to give an alarm. Immediately CONT the elated savages started with their captives towards Canada, CONT where they expected a good bounty from the French. At night CONT the captives were separated and each securely bound, their hands CONT lashed to their sides and their faces downward. CONT CONT Lieut. Smith was not one to submit without an effort, though CONT he was careful to conceal his real intentions, while he bided his CONT time. Each night he noted carefully the direction his brother was CONT taken, and on the third night, when the last of his captors had CONT sunk into the deep slumber that comes in the middle of the night, CONT he began to try his strength upon the ligatures that bound him. CONT Fortunately he was a man of prodigious muscle, and he brought CONT such a strain to bear upon the strong cord that held his arms, CONT that it broke in twain. His hands free it was not a long task for CONT him to free his lower limbs, and inside of five minutes he stood CONT looking down upon his over-confident enemies eager to catch the CONT first movement that might be made. But the red men slept on, CONT and as silently as a shadow he stole away, actually stepping over CONT the body of one in his cautious flight. CONT CONT Not satisfied to escape alone, Lieut. Smith followed in the CONT direction taken by the party who had charge of his brother, and CONT after going a mile he found him in a situation similar to what had CONT been his. With the craft that an old woodsman might have envied CONT he crept to the other, who fortunately was awake, and with a few CONT mighty tugs at the stout thongs, — he had no knife, — he soon had CONT his brother free, and none too soon, for the twain had barely CONT SMITH. 521 CONT CONT reached the cover of the forest before a wild yell in the distance CONT told that the escape had been discovered. Then began one of CONT those flights paralleled here and there in the days of the pioneers. CONT The second squad of red men were quickly aroused by the outcries CONT of their companions, and they discovered that their bird had CONT flown. Following the course of a stream to conceal all trace of CONT their flight, the fugitives fled until daylight began to streak the CONT wilderness with its silver rays, when they sought a hiding place CONT where they remained until another night had thrown its mantle CONT of darkness, which to them was one of charity, over the scene, CONT and again they pursued their way in the direction of home, as CONT nearly as they could tell. So well did they follow their course CONT on the third night they reached their relatives and friends mourn- CONT ing over them as dead. CONT CONT Though I have found no record of his wife's family, Thomas CONT Smith must have been married when he came to Chester, and in CONT 1735 his adventurous spirit led him to penetrate still further into CONT the wilderness, and taking his wife and children with him he took CONT up his abode within the territory now included in the town of New CONT Boston, being the only white man in that section of country. If CONT he remained there through the period of Indian invasions and at- CONT tacks is for the historian of that town to relate, but I do know CONT that a grandson of Thomas Smith, David Smith, was born in CONT New Boston, Nov. 24, 1769, the son of Dea. John Smith, and one CONT of 19 children, his mother having been Ann Brown of Frances- CONT town. CONT CONT This David Smith m. in 1791 Eleanor Giddings, b. in CONT Woburn, Mass., Jan. 20, 1771. He rem. from New Boston to CONT Acworth in 1800, where he remained nineteen years, when he came CONT to H. settling on a farm on the road from Lower Village to North CONT Branch, and known by his name to this day. He was an Orderly CONT Sergeant in the N. H. Militia, and belonged to the "Alarm List" CONT in 1812, but was not called into service. CONT CONT Mr. Smith and wife were both members of the Baptist CONT Church and consistent Christians. His wife d. Jan. 17, 1852; he CONT m. second, Mrs. Pike, of Goshen; he d. April 4, 1858. CONT 522 HISTORY OF HILLSBOROUGH. CONT CONT IV. CHILDEEN, ALL BY FIRST MARRIAGE, FIRST FOUR BORN IN NEW BOSTON, CONT OTHERS IN ACWOBTH. CONT CONT 1. David, Jr., b. July 7, 1792. (See) CONT CONT 2. John, b. September 7, 1794 ; d. November 27, 1815, at Portsmouth. CONT CONT 3. Joseph, b. October 24, 1796; m. Lucy Howe; res. in Unity. (See) CONT CONT 4. Jerry, b. December 27, 1798. CONT CONT 5. Ammi, b. August 17, 1800. (See) CONT CONT 6. Sandy, b. May 5, 1802, (See) CONT CONT 7. Luke, b. December 29, 1804. (See) CONT CONT 8. Elizabeth, b. October 17, 1806; m. 1826, Hugh Wilson . (See) CONT CONT 9. Lima, b. June 15, 1808 ; d. January 27, 1810. CONT CONT 10. Rufus, b. December 4, 1810. CONT CONT 11. Levi, b. May 9, 1812. CONT CONT 12. Francis, b. April 6, 1814. CONT CONT David, Jr., was the oldest s. of David and Eleanor (Gid- CONT dings) Smith, and was b. in New Boston, July 7, 1792. While CONT learning the blacksmith trade of Benjamin Burgess, of Frances- CONT town, he was drafted and served through the War of 1812. He CONT m. Feb. 29, 1820, Ruth, dau. of Aaron and Ruth (Downing) CONT Whittemore, b. in Lyndeborough, June 8, 1796. He came to H. CONT in 1849, ^J^d settled on the homestead since owned by Mrs. CONT Stephen Dowling. He was deacon of the Baptist Church. In CONT 1861 he rem. to Londonderry, where he d. Oct. 8, 1871. CONT CONT V. CHILDREN. CONT CONT 1. David, 3rd, b. February 6, 1821 ; d. September 20, 1830. CONT CONT 2. John A. v., b. July 27, 1823; m. May 3, 1855, Emily E., b. July 2, CONT CONT 182 , dau. of John and Lucentha (Felch) Manahan, of New CONT London. A machinist by trade, he was the inventor of Smith's CONT Patent Steel Speeder Flier, obtaining Letters Patent on five CONT additional improvements, and became a successful manufac- CONT turer of these fliers. Was deacon of the Baptist Church. Wife CONT d. January 14, 1904; he d. in December, 1916. CONT CONT 3. Aaron, b. November 27, 1825 ; d. October 15, 1826. CONT CONT 4. Sarah A., b. April 20, 1828 ; d. April 25, 1832. CONT CONT 5. Aaron W., b. September 24, 1829; m. September 11, 1855, Laura CONT CONT Highland, of Bellows Falls, Vt. ; res. in Worcester, Mass. He CONT obtained Letters Patent for a new design of horse shoe. CONT CONT 6. David F., b. November 21, 1831 ; m. July 31, 1856, Jennie Peabody, CONT CONT of Manchester. He was the inventor of a Fly Frame Flier, and CONT MITH. 523 CONT CONT became its successful manufacturer in Manchester until his CONT death, February 25, 1861. Widow m. Jos. B. Clark. One dau., CONT Mary, who m. George Higgins. CONT 7. Mary A. B., b. August 16, 1836. CONT CONT Joseph, s. of David and Eleanor (Giddings) Smith, was b. CONT in New Boston, Oct. 24, 1796; m. first, Lucy, dau. of Asa and CONT Lucy (Hayden) Howe, of Acworth, who d. in Washington, Dec. CONT 9, 1833, aged 34 years, 2 mos. ; m. second, June 29, 1835, Eliza- CONT beth, dau. of James and Eliza (Adams) Young, of Acworth. He CONT was deacon of the Baptist Church for many years ; res. in H. and CONT Unity, where he d. May 30, 1882. CONT CONT V. CHILDREN, FIRST NINE BORN IN UNITY, OF FIRST MARRIAGE. CONT CONT 1. Lima S., b. November 7, 1820. CONT CONT 2. Sidney, b. January 10, 1822. CONT CONT 3. Joseph G., b. May 4, 1823. CONT CONT 4. Alonzo A., b. December 2, 1824. CONT CONT 5. Jeflferson, b. August 5, 1826; d. August 9, 1827. CONT CONT 6. Thomas J., b. April 17, 1828; d. in Chelsea, Mass., in May, 1861. CONT CONT 7. David L., b. August 12, 1829. CONT CONT 8. Lucy A., b. May 2, 1831. CONT CONT 9. George W. A., b. September 28, 1832. CONT CONT 10. E., b. in H., May 31, 1838. CONT CONT 11. Emily M., b, in Unity, September 1, 1840. CONT CONT 12. Levi A., b. in Unity, August 13, 1842. CONT CONT 13. Freeman H., b. in Unity, December 16, 1844; d. February 26, 1846. CONT CONT 14. James F., b. in Unity, November 23, 1848. CONT CONT Ammi, s. of David, s. of John, s. of Thomas, was b. in Ac- CONT worth, Aug. 17, 1800, and came to H. with his parents in 1819. CONT In 1822, having purchased of John Grimes, at Bridge Village, his CONT saw and grist mill, he established himself in the lumber business CONT in association with his brother Sandy. Selling out his interest CONT here in 1833, two years later he removed to Saxton's River, Vt., CONT and having purchased a woolen mill there he engaged in manu- CONT facturing until 1847, when he returned to H., where he res. until CONT his death, Dec. 24, 1887. He was one of the Selectmen in 1850 CONT and 185 1 ; was a Director in the Contoocook Valley Railroad, and CONT also of the First National Bank of Hillsborough. He m. first, CONT 524 HISTORY OF HILLSBOROUGH. CONT CONT Dec. 4, 1825, Lydia F., dau. of Dr. Elijah and Lydia (Fifield) CONT Butler, who was the mother of all of his children. She d. April CONT 18, 1865, and he m. second, Mrs. Eveline (Priest) Robbins. CONT CONT V. CHILDREN. CONT CONT 1. James Butler, b. March 16, 1827 ; d. June 2, 1832. CONT CONT 2. Julia E., b. September 22, 1829 ; d. March 6, 1830. CONT CONT 3. Eliza A., b. February 5, 1831; m. Frederick W. Gould. (See) CONT CONT 4. James Butler, b. August 13, 1833 ; d. September 4, 1836, at Saxton's CONT CONT Kiver, Vt. CONT CONT 5. Frank P., b. January 18, 1836 ; d. in H., September 18, 1858. CONT CONT 6. John Butler, b. April 12, 1838. (See) CONT CONT 7. Cynthia J., b. June 10, 1839; m. George D. Peaslee. (See) CONT CONT 8. Ellen L., b. January 25, 1842 ; d. unm. CONT CONT Sandy, s. of David and Eleanor (Giddings) Smith, was b. in CONT Acworth, May 5, 1802 ; came to H. with his parents in 1819. En- CONT gaged in business as clothier at Bridge Village in company with CONT his brother Ammi ; had also a saw and grist mill, which was CONT burned about 1844, when he rem. to New Boston, where he d. CONT June 4, 1869. He m. first, Susan, dau. of Dea. James and Susan CONT (Center) Eayrs, b. in Merrimack, Jan. 9, 1799; d. Sept. 24, 1855. CONT He m. second, Mar. 14, 1857, wid. of Charles Tucker, of Deer- CONT field ; he d. Jtme 4, 1869 ; she d. May 27, 1869. CONT CONT V. CHILDREN. CONT CONT 1. Susan E., b. December 1, 1823; d. July 8, 1832. CONT CONT 2. James E. M., b. September 19, 1825 ; attended school at New Hamp- CONT CONT ton Academy ; engaged in trade in New Boston with his bro. CONT Dexter ; also did a tailoring business. In 1863 he went to CONT New Orleans, but his health failing he ret. to New Boston; CONT from thence rem. to Lowell, Mass., where he d. August 17, CONT 1882. He m. Helen Mary Parker. CONT CONT 3. D. Dexter, b. March 7, 1827 ; attended school at New Hampton and CONT CONT Francestow^n academies ; worked in a woolen factory in CONT Dracut, Mass. ; engaged in trade with his bro. James ; went to CONT New Orleans, La., in 1862, to accept a responsible position in CONT the Post Office and Custom House. He m. first, Mary M. CONT Eoberts ; m. second, Sarah F. Parker ; m. third, Ellen M. CONT Tucker. CONT CONT 4. Weathy M., b. August 4, 1829 ; d. July 1, 1832. CONT CONT 5. Luke J., b. July 18, 1831 ; unm. CONT
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