GENEALOGY OF THE EARLY SETTLERS OF DUNSTABLE (NOW NASHUA)
Acres, John He was of Boston in 1656; settled in Dunstable before 1680; and had children, Mary, born 26th May, 1682, and Joanna, born 10th January, 1684.
Adams, Thomas Born 1675: died 18th February, 1746, aged 71. His wife, Judy, born 1680: died 15th April, 1754, aged 74. Had children, Phinehas, born 1724: died 4th December, 1747, aged 23.
Blanchard, Dea. John One of the founders of the church in 1685; freeman 1649; son of Thomas Blanchard, who came to New England in the ship Jonathan, in 1639. Settled in Charlestown, and died there 21st May, 1654. He left children, Joseph and Thomas.
Blanchard, Capt. Joseph Son of preceding; married Abiah Hassell, daughter of Joseph Hassell, Sen., 25th May, 1696. She died 8th December, 1746, aged 70. He died in 1727. His children were, 1. Elizabeth born 15th April, 1697: married Jona. Cummings; 2. Esther, born 24th July, 1699; 3. Hannah, born 28th October, 1701; 4. Joseph, born 11th February, 1704; 5. Rachel, born 23rd March, 1795; died in infancy; 6. Susanna, born 29th March, 1707; 7. Jane, born 19th March. 1709: married Rev. Josiah Swan; 8. Rachel, born 23rd March, 1712; 9. Eleazer, born 1st December, 1715: died 29th April, 1717.
Blanchard, Col. Joseph Son of the preceding ; born 11th February, 1704: married Rebecca Hubbard; died 7th April, 1758: she died 17th April, 1774. His children were, 1. Sarah, born 1706: died 30th November, 1726; 2. Joseph, born 28th April, 1729; 3 and 4. Eleazer and Susanna, born 15th November, 1730: Eleazer died 19th March, 1753, aged 22; 5. Rebecca, born 20th July, 1732; 6. Sarah, born 7th October, 1734: died in infancy; 7. Catherine, born 11th November, 1736; 8. Jonathan, born 18th September, 1738: died 18th July, 1788; 9. Sarah, born 2d August, 1740; 10. James born 20th September, 1742: in army; 11. Augustus, born 29th July, 1746: died at Milford, 1809; 12. Caleb born 15th August, 1549(sic); 13. Hannah, born 21st October, 1751: married Dr. Ebenezer Starr, of D., 21st April, 1776: died 22d March, 1794, aged 42.
Blanchard, Hon. Jonathan, Son of the preceding; born 18th September, 1738: married Rebecca Farwell, of this town, who died 20th August, 1811, aged 72. He died 10th July, 1788, aged 50. His children were 1. Rebecca, born 4th May, 1766: married Dr. Augustus Starr: died 19th October, 1810, aged 45; 2. Grace, who married Frederick French Esq.; 3. Sophia: married Oliver Farwell, and still living; 4. Charles, born 14th March, 1776: died at Batavia, New York, 16 March, 1811; 5. Abigail: married Dr. Joseph F. Eastman of Hollis, and still living. Eliza married Thomas French Esq.: died 1843.
Blanchard, Thomas, Jr., and Elizabeth, his wife; son of the preceding. Had a son Thomas, 3d. born 20th October, 1724.
Blanchard, John, Son of Thomas, Sen., born 20th May, 1696: wife’s name Mary. Had a son William.
Blanchard, Nathaniel, and Lydia, his wife; killed by the Indians, 3d July, 1706. He had a son, Nathaniel, 2d, born 12th September, 1705.
Blanchard, William. Son of Thomas, born 1701: married Deliverance, daughter of Samuel Searles. Had children, Olive, born 4th November, 1733; Nathaniel born 25th December, 1735.
Beale, William. Had children, William, born 12th March, 1685, and Elizabeth born 16th November, 1686.
Beale, Samuel. Had children, Samuel, born 3d July, 1685, and Ebenezer, born 30th January, 1688.
Bancroft, Lieut. Timothy. Came from _____; born in 1709: died 21st November, 1772, aged 63. He had children, Col. Ebenezer, born 1737: an officer in the French and Revolutionary wars, and in the battle of Bunker Hill: died 22d September, 1827, aged 90; Dea. Jonathan, born 1750: died 11th, July, 1815, aged 65.
Colburn, Thomas. Probably from Chelmsford, and a son of Edward Colburn; born about 1675: died 2d November, 1770, aged 96; his wife died 7th September, 1739, aged 59. His children were 1. Elizabeth, born 29th September, 1700; 2. Thomas, born 28th April, 1702: died 18th April, 1724; 3. Hannah, born 21st January, 1704: died 8th March, 1718; 4. Edward, born 14th December, 1705: died 18th April, 1724; 5. a daughter, born 28th November, 1707; 6. a son, born April, 1709; 7. Sarah; 8. Bridget, born 20th August, 1717; 9 Louisa, born 1718; 10. Rachel, born 18th September, 1721.
Colburn, Thomas, and Elizabeth, his wife. Had a son Isaac, born 28th December, 1811.
Cummings, John, Sen. His wife was Sarah _____, who died 7th December, 1700; he died 1st December, 1700. His children were, John, Nathaniel, Sarah, Thomas, Abraham, Isaac and Ebenezer. The two latter were either killed by the Indians, or were drowned, as they “died November 2, 1688,” and were not buried for many days after.
Cummings, John, Jr. Son of preceding; married Elizabeth _____, 13th September, 1680. She was killed by the Indians , 3d July, 1706. His children were 1. John, born 7th July, 1682; 2. Samuel, born 6th, October, 1684; 3. Elizabeth, born 5th January, 1687; 4. Anna, born 14th, September, 1698; 5. Lydia, born 24th March, 1701: died April, 1701; 6. William, born 24 April, 1702.
Cummings, Nathaniel. Son of John, Sen. His children were 1, John, born 14th January, 1698; 2. Nathaniel, born 8th September, 1699; 3. Eliezer, born 19th October, 1701; 4. Joseph, born 26th May, 1704.
Cummings, Thomas. Son of John, Sen.; born in 1659: married Priscilla Wamer, sister of Samuel W., of D., 19th December, 1688: died 20th January, 1723. His children were, 1. Priscilla, born 1st October, 1689; 2. Mary, born 25th April, 1692; 3. Anna, born 6th February, 1699; 4. Thomas, born 10th April, 1701; 5. Jonathan, born 3rd July, 1703: married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Joseph Blanchard; 6. Ephraim, born 10th March, 1706: 7. Samuel, born 12th April, 1708.
Cummings, Dea. William. Son of John, Jr.; born 24th April, 1702: married Sarah, daughter of William Harwood: died 9th September, 1758. His children were, 1. Sarah, born 10th November, 1728; 2. Ebenezer, born 29th January, 1730; 3. John Harwood, born 24th April, 1733; 4. Dorcas, born 18 December, 1737.
Cummings, Jonathan. Son of Thomas; born 3d July, 1703: married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Joseph Blanchard, and had a son, Benjamin Blanchard, born 15th August, 1732.
Cummings, Samuel, (and Prudence, his wife,) son of Thomas; born 12th April, 1708. Had daughters Sybil, born 1st November, 1736; Prudence, born 26th November, 1740.
Cummings, Nathaniel, Jr. Son of Nathaniel; born 8th September, 1699: married Elizabeth _____. His children were 1. Nathaniel, born 7th July, 1724; 2. Jeremiah, born 27th December, 1726: 3. Oliver, born 10th April, 1728; 4. Elizabeth, born 30th December, 1730; 5. Abigail, born 12th February, 1732.
Cummings, Eleazer. Son of Nathaniel, Sen.; born 19th October, 1701: married Rachel _____. Had a son Eleazer, born 15th December, 1730.
Cook, Andrew. His children were Lydia, born 26th July, 1686; and Andrew, Alice, and Elizabeth, born afterwards.
Coffin, Rev. Enoch. From Newbury, Mass. Had a daughter, Mehitable, born 5th November, 1719. Settled in Concord, N. H.
Darbyshire, John. His children were, 1. William born 14th August, 1698; 2. James, born 30th April, 1702.
Danforth, Joseph. Died in Tyngsborough, 30th March, 1795, aged 75.
Farwell, Henry. From Chelmsford; a son of Henry Farwell, of Concord. His children were, 1. Henry; 2. Oliver, born 1691: killed by the Indians in Naticook, 5th September, 1724; 3. Josiah, the only survivor of that fight: was a lieutenant under Lovewell, and killed at Pigwacket, 8th May, 1725; Jonathan born 24th July, 1700; 5. Susanna, born 19th February, 1703; 6. Isaac, born 4th December, 1704; 7. Sarah, born 4th December, 1706.
Farwell, Henry, Jr. Son of the preceding; married Esther Blanchard, daughter of Capt. Joseph Blanchard. His children were, 1. Eleazer, born 7th October, 1726; 2. Esther, born 16th May, 1730; 3. Olive, born 19th July, 1732.
Farwell, Jonathan. Son of Henry, Sen.; born 24th July, 1700: married Susanna _____. His children were, 1. Susanna, born 17th January, 1724; 2. Rachel, born 19th February, 1728; 3. Jonathan, born 28th August, 1729.
Farwell, Oliver. Son of Henry, Sen.; born 1691: married Mary Cummings, daughter of Thomas Cummings: killed by the Indians , 5th September, 1724, aged 33. His children were, 1. Mary, born 8th May, 1716; 2. Oliver, born 19th November, 1717: married Abigail _____, who died 18th August, 1789, aged 68: he died 12th October 1808, in this town, aged 91; 3. Benjamin, born 14th May, 1720: died 20th March, 1772; 4. Sarah, born 8th May, 1724.
Farwell, Lt. Josiah. Son of Henry, Sen.; married Hannah Lovewell. Had a daughter Hannah, born 27th January, 1723.
Farwell, Isaac. Son of Henry, Sen.; born 4 December, 1704. His children were, 1. Elizabeth; 2. Josiah, born 19 August, 1728; 3. Relief; 4. Bunker, born 28th January, 1732; 5. Abigail; 6. Isaac, born 18th February, 1736.
Fletcher, Robert. Son of the preceding; born 1727: died 9th September, 1792, aged 65. Had children, Robert, born 1st August, 1762; Hannah.
French, Samuel. Son of Lt. William French; born at Cambridge, 3d December, 1645: removed to Billerica, and thence to Dunstable: married Sarah, daughter of John Cummings, Sen., 24th December, 1682. His children were, 1. Sarah, born February, 1864; 2, Samuel, born 10th September, 1685, died 4th November, 1727; 3. Joseph, born 10th March, 1687; 4. John, born May 1691; 5. Ebenezer, born 7th April, 1693: killed by Indians 5th September, 1724; 6. Richard, born 8th April, 1695; 7. Alice, born 20th November, 1699; 8. Jonathan, born 1st February, 1704: a deacon: died 17th November, 1757.
French, Joseph. Son of preceding; born 10th March, 1687: married Elizabeth, daughter of John Cummings, Jr. His children were, 1. Joseph, born 28th July, 1713; 2. Sampson, born 28th July 1717; 3. Josiah, born 24th February, 1723; 4. Thomas, born 29th June 1724; 5. Benjamin, born 6th July, 1726; 6. Samuel born 10th August, 1730.
French, Samuel. Perhaps a brother of Henry French; born about 1665. His children were, John, born 6th May, 1691; and Ebenezer, born 7th April, 1693.
French, John. Son of Samuel; born 6th May, 1691. His children were, John, born 1st March, 1719; William, born 18th October, 1721; and Hannah, Eleazer and Elizabeth, Ebenezer, and Sarah, born from 1723 to 1733.
French, Ebenezer. Son of Samuel; born 7th, April, 1693: killed by the Indians at Naticook Brook, 5th September, 1724. Had a son, Ebenezer, born 27th October, 1723.
French, Joseph Jr. Son of Joseph; born 28th July, 1713: died 21st April, 1776. His first wife Bridget _____, died 29th October, 1735, aged 29: childless; his second wife, Elizabeth _____, died 20th January, 1753, aged 44. Had a son, Joseph, born 1st November, 1739: was a Colonel, and died 1770: married Sybil Richardson, who died 3d. March, 1768
French, Theodore. Son of Joseph 3d; born 6th January, 1759 married Rhoda Danforth, 4th October, 1781. His children were, 1. Joseph, born 22nd November, 1783; 2. Theodore, born 19th December, 1786: married Lydia Allds, of D., now of Concord, N. H.; 3. Jacob, born 24th October 1789: of Stoddard.
French, Benjamin. Son of Joseph, Sen.; born 6th July, 1726: married Molly, daughter of Col. Zaccheus Lovewell, 28th January, 1751, who died 17th December, 1774; and for a second wife, Mrs. Mary Cummings, 1st February, 1776. He died 15th December 1799, aged 74. His children were, Benjamin, born 4th December, 1752: died 29th October 1776, aged 23; Esther; Augustus; Betty; Charlotte; Frederic, born 26th September, 1766; Thomas, born 7th May, 1768; Lucy, married James Cummings, 5th July, 1787: and Bridget.
French, Frederic. Son of the preceding; born 26th September, 1766: married Grace, daughter of Hon. Jonathan Blanchard, 30th December, 1790: died at Amherst, N. H. His children were, Benjamin Frederic, born 2d October, 1791; Charles; Arthur; Rebecca; and Edward.
French, Thomas. Son of Capt. Benjamin; born 7th May, 1768: married Elizabeth Blanchard, 7th January, 1796; he died 3d May, 1846, aged 78: she died 4th May, 1843. Their children were, Jonathan Blanchard, born 16th October, 1796; Mary; Elizabeth; Caroline; Thomas; Benjamin; and Charles.
Harwood, William. born in 1665: married Esther _____; he died 17th September, 1740, aged 75: she died 8th October, 1737, aged 72. His children were, John, killed in the Pigwacket Fight, 8th May, 1725; Thomas born 9th January, 1702; Mary; Sarah; Abigail; Rachel; Dorcas; and Lydia.
Hassell, Joseph, Sen. Of Cambridge: freeman 1647: his wife was Joanna _____; both killed by the Indians, September, 1791. His children were, 1. Joseph, born at Cambridge, 1645; 2. Esther, born at Cambridge, 1648: married Obadiah Perry; 3. Richard, taken prisoner by the Indians; 4. Abiah, married Capt. Joseph Blanchard.
Hassell, Joseph, Jr. Son of the preceding; born in 1645. His children were, Joseph; Benjamin; Hannah; Esther; Dinah; Abiah; Betsy; Rachel; and Sarah, born from 1700 to 1721.
Hassell, Benjamin. Son of Joseph Jr.; Born 19th August, 1701. Had a daughter, Adah, born 27th, April 1734.
Howard, Samuel. Born in 1684; died 7th February, 1769, aged 85.
Johnson, Noah. Probably from Woburn; born in 1698: survivor of Lovewell's Fight: died at Pembroke, 13th, August, 1798, in the one hundredth year of his age. His children were, Elizabeth, born 3rd October, 1728; Noah, born 27th May, 1730; and Edward, killed in the old French war.
Kendall, John. Probably from Woburn; married Debora _____, who died 3d March, 1739. aged 45. His children were, 1. Sarah, born 23d May, 1727; 2. Jacob, born 9th August, 1729; 3. Temple, born 10th August, 1731. He was the ancestor of Hon. Amos Kendall, and lived in that part of the town which is now Dunstable, Mass.
Lovewell, John. Probably from Weymouth; born in England before 1650: married Hannah _____: died about 1754 said to have been aged 120. His children were, 1. John, a Captain, the hero of Pigwacket, born 14th October, 1691; killed by the Indians at Pigwacket, 8th May, 1725; 2. Hannah: married Capt. Joseph Baker, of Roxbury; 3. Zaccheus, a Colonel in the French war, born 22d. July, 1701; 4. Jonathan, born 14th May, 1713; a judge: died about 1792, unmarried.
Lovewell, Capt. John, Son of the preceding; born 14th, October, 1691: killed 8th May, 1725. His widow, Hannah, died 5th January, 1754. His children were, 1. John, born 30th June, 1718; died 2d July, 1763; left children, John, Jonathan, Rachel, and Mary; 2. Hannah, born 24th July, 1721; 3. Nehemiah, born 9th January, 1726: married Rachel, daughter of Jonathan Farwell, 24th November, 1748: removed to Corinth, Vt., where he died, leaving a numerous family.
Lovewell, Col. Zaccheus. Son of John, Sen.; born 22d July, 1701: married Esther _____: died 12th April, 1772, aged 72. His children were, 1. Zaccheus, born 19th February, 1726; 2. Esther, born 10th November, 1728; 3. Lucy, born 12th January, 1730; 4. Molly, born 26th May, 1732, who married Capt. Benjamin French, and died 17th December, 1774; 5. Bridget, who married Augustus Blanchard, and died 25th November, 1836, aged 88; and 6, Noah, born 1741, and died in D., 29th May, 1820, aged 79.
Lovewell, Gen. Noah. Son of Col. Zaccheus; born 1741; married Mary Farwell, 17th December, 1767. He died 29th May, 1820; she died 24th November, 1835, aged 93. His children were, Betsy, who married Hon. Jesse Bowers; Mary, who married Luther Taylor, of D.; and Moody D., still living.
Lund, Thomas. Born about 1660. His children were, 1. Thomas, born 9th September, 1682; 2. Elizabeth, born 29th September, 1684; 3. William, born 25th January, 1686.
Lund, Thomas, 2d. Son of the preceding; born 9th September, 1682: killed by the Indians, 5th September, 1724. His children were, 1. Thomas, born 31st October, 1712; 2. Elizabeth born 14th May, 1715; 3. William, born 12th October 1717; 4. Ephraim, born 3d August, 1720; 5. Phinehas, born 3d April, 1723.
Lund, William. Son of Thomas, Sen.; born 25th January, 1686: married Rachel _____: died in 1768, aged 81. His children were, 1. William, born 18th July, 1717; 2. Rachel; 3. Charity, (a son) born 16th February, 1731; 4. Mary.
Lund, Thomas. Son of Thomas, 2d; born 31st October, 1712: a Deacon: married Mary _____: died 4th February, 1790. He had a son, Thomas, born 12th March, 1739.
Lund, Ephraim. Son of Thomas, 2d; born 3d August, 1720: married Rachel _____. Had a daughter, Rachel, born 29th August, 1743.
Perry, Obadiah. Married Esther, daughter of Joseph Hassell. His children were, John, born 31st January, 1682; and Elizabeth, born 7th April, 1683. He was killed by the Indians, 28th September, 1691.
Pollard, Thomas. The family came from Coventry, Eng. He married Mary_____. His children were, 1. John, born 20th September, 1727; 2. Ebenezer, born 4th December, 1728; 3. Thomas, born 17th September, 1730.
Prentice, Rev. Nathaniel. His children were, 1. Mary, born 2d January, 1725; 2. William Henry, born 2d December, 1726; 3. Nathaniel, born 29th May, 1729.
Patterson, James, and Mary, his wife. Had a son, John, born 10th April, 1711.
Powers, Capt. Peter, and Anna Keyes, his wife; the first settlers of Hollis. He died 27th August, 1757; his widow died 21st September, 1798, aged 90. His children were, 1. Peter, born 29th November, 1728: graduated at Harvard, 1758: was a minister 40 years, and died at Deer Island, Me., in 1800, aged 72. 2. Stephen, born 28th October, 1729; 3. Anna, born 9th March, 1731: married Benjamin Hopkins, of Milford. For a farther account see Powers' Centennial Address at Hollis.
Robbins, LT. Jonathan. Probably came from Concord, Mass: married Margaret Goold; was Lieutenant under Lovewell, and killed in the fight, 8th May, 1725. His children were, Jane, born 26th December, 1712; Margaret, born 29th February, 1716; Jonathan, born 4th November, 1718; Elvira and Elizabeth.
Richardson, Josiah, and Phebe, his wife. Had children, Phebe, born 19th January, 1728; Josiah, born 28th September, 1729; Lucy, born 5th October, 1731; Eunice, born 13th October, 1733.
Searles, Samuel, and Sarah, his wife. His children were, Sarah, born 20th October, 1700; Deliverance; Samuel, born 1st March, 1707; Mary; Daniel, born 17th July, 1715; John, born 11th October, 1717; Jonathan, born 21st September, 1720.
Searles, Samuel, 2d. Son of the preceding; born 1st March, 1707. His children were, Samuel, born 4th September, 1738; Benjamin, born 6th September, 1740.
Searles, Daniel. Son of Samuel, 1st: born 17th July 1715. His children were, Oliver, born 20th August, 1736; and James, born 17th November, 1738.
Sollendine, John. Married 2nd August, 1680. His children were, Sarah, born April, 1682; John, born May, 1683; Alice, born January, 1686.
Smith, Dea. Benjamin. Born 1736: died 29th March, 1821, aged 85.
Swan, Rev. Josiah. Married Jane, daughter of Capt. Josiah Blanchard. Had a son, Josiah, born 25th August, 1740.
Taylor, Abraham, and Mary his wife. Born about 1690; from Concord, Mass. His children were, 1. Abraham; 2. Samuel; 3. Timothy born 1st September, 1718; 4. Alice; 5. Amos, born 10th September, 1725.
Taylor, Jonathan, and Hannah, his wife. His children were, David, born 1st January, 1723; Jonathan and Ephraim, born 8th September, 1725; Hannah; Esther; Sarah; Nathan, born 9th October, 1734; Oliver born 6th April, 1737; Sampson, born 6th December, 1739.
Taylor, Samuel. Son of Abraham. His children were, Reuben, born 8th March, 1733; Samuel, born 13th October, 1734; Susannah.
Temple, Christopher. Probably from Concord, Mass.; married Alice, daughter of Joseph Hassell, 3d December, 1685: killed by the Indians , 28th September, 1691. His children were, Jeremiah, born 6th October, 1686; Alice, born 3d January, 1689; Christopher, born 3d October, 1690.
Tyng, Hon. Edward. From Boston, where he was Rep. Assistant, and Major General; removed to Dunstabe in 1679, and died 28th December, 1681, aged 81. His children were, Jonathan, born 15th December, 1642; Edward, Governor of Annapolis, &c.; Hannah, who married Habijah Savage, and for a second husband, Rev. Thomas Weld; Eunice, wife of Rev. Samuel Willard, President of Harvard College; Rebecca, wife of Gov. Joseph Dudley; and another daughter who married a Searle.
Tyng, Hon. Jonathan. Son of Hon. Edward; married Sarah, daughter of Hezekiah Usher: died 9th January, 1724. His children were, John, born about 1680; graduated Harvard College, 1690: killed by Indians in August, 1710; William, born 22d April 1679; Jonathan, born 29th September, 1686; Eleazer, born 30th April, 1690: graduated Harvard College, 1712; Bersheba, (a son) born 5th February, 1694; Mary.
Tyng, Eleazer. Son of Jonathan; born 3d April, 1690: graduated Harvard College 1712. His children were, Jonathan, born 10th September, 1717; Sarah, born 22d April, 1720, who married John Winslow; Benjamin, born 26th January, 1722; John Alford, [Judge Tyng,] born 29th August, 1729; James, born 6th March, 1731.
Usher, Robert. Son or relative of Hezekiah Usher; from Charlestown, Mass. His children were, John, born 31st May, 1696; Robert, born June 1700; killed in Pigwacket fight.
Usher, John. Son of the preceding: born 31st May, 1696; his children were, John, born 2d May, 1728; Robert, born 9th April, 1730; Rachel; Habijah, born 8th August, 1734.
Waldo, John. From Chelmsford: son of Dea. Cornelius Waldo; removed to D. His children were, John born about 1682; Catharine; Rebecca.
Waldo, Daniel. Son of Dea. Cornelius. He had two daughters, born 1684 and 1687.
Warner, Samuel. married Mary Swallow 4th May, 1684. His children were, Eliezer, born 27th January, 1686; Priscilla.
Weld, Rev. Thomas. First minister of Dunstable: son of Thomas Weld of Roxbury, Mass.; married Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. John Wilson of Medfield, 9th November, 1681, who died 29th July, 1687; his second wife was widow Hannah Savage, daughter of Hon. Edward Tyng. He died in 1702; she died at the residence of her son, Rev. Habijah S. Weld, in Attleboro’, Mass., in 1731. His children were, Elizabeth, born 13th October, 1682; Thomas born 7th February, 1684; by his first wife: and Samuel, born 4th March, 1701; and Habijah Savage, born in September, 1702, by his second wife; ordained at Attleborough, Mass., 1727, and died there in 1782, aged 80. (1)
Whiting, Samuel. Probably a son of Rev. Samuel Whiting, of Billerica; born 19th January, 1662; died 14th March, 1715, aged 51. His children were, Samuel, born 22d October, 1687; who was in the Pigwacket Fight; Elizabeth; Catharine; Leonard, born 12th August, 1693; Joseph, born 14th December, 1695; Mary; Dorcas; John, born 11th March, 1706.
Whiting, Joseph. born about 1735; grandson of preceding; married Abigail Chamberlain, 11th June, 1761; she died 19th April, 1779. His children were, 1. Joseph, born 13th June, 1763; died at Amherst in March, 1805, aged 42; 3. Susanna, born 20th March, 1765; 4. Leonard, born 16th January, 1767; 5. Oliver, born 29th January, 1769; 6. William, born 28th September, 1770; died in Merrimac; 7. Elizabeth, born 16th July, 1772; 8. Thomas, born 20th October, 1774; died at Amherst; 9. Abigail, born 18th August, 1776; 10. Jonathan, born 14th February, 1778; died at Amherst.
(1) Of Mr. Weld it is said, that he “was distinguished for his usefulness in the ministry, and highly respected as a man, both at home and abroad. He united to an uncommon degree the affections of his people for a period of fifty-five years, during which he was their pastor.” —White’s Early History of N. E., 271.
Source: History of the Old Township of Dunstable
Author: Charles J. Fox
Transcribed and submitted by: Helen Coughlin
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