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Simeon Penfield1

M, b. 2 August 1715, d. 25 August 1794
  • Simeon Penfield was born on 2 August 1715 Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.1
  • He married Mary Bowers on 6 December 1749.2
  • Simeon Penfield died on 25 August 1794 Chatham (Middletown), Middlesex Co., Connecticut.2

Family: Mary Bowers b. c 1729, d. 2 Mar 1819

Citations

  1. [S4167] Joseph Wilson Emerson, "Penfield Family of Old Chatham, Conn.", 155:33.
  2. [S4167] Joseph Wilson Emerson, "Penfield Family of Old Chatham, Conn.", 155:34.
  3. [S4167] Joseph Wilson Emerson, "Penfield Family of Old Chatham, Conn.", 155:35.
  4. [S4168] Florence Bentz Penfield, Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Penfield, page 14.

Simeon Penfield1

M, b. 16 April 1754, d. 7 October 1844
  • Simeon Penfield was born on 16 April 1754 Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.1
  • He was baptized on 21 April 1754 Chatham Church, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.2
  • He married Penelope Eddy on 10 August 1775.1
  • Simeon Penfield married second Chatham Church, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, on 24 April 1814 Azubah Arnold.2
  • Simeon Penfield died on 7 October 1844 Chatham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.1,2

Family 1: Penelope Eddy b. 4 Nov 1751, d. 22 Mar 1811

Family 2: Azubah Arnold b. 1764, d. 26 Aug 1849

Citations

  1. [S4167] Joseph Wilson Emerson, "Penfield Family of Old Chatham, Conn.", 155:34.
  2. [S4168] Florence Bentz Penfield, Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Penfield, page 13.

Stephen Penfield1

M, b. 28 January 1713/14, d. 12 September 1749
  • Stephen Penfield was born on 28 January 1713/14 Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.1
  • He married Jerusha Brewer Bristol, Rhode Island, on 13 June 1738.2
  • His will was dated in 1749 Names his wife Jerusha, and children Samuel, Jeremiah, Benjamin, Jerusha and John. Executors: his wife Jerusha and brother Simeon. Brother, Jonathan, appointed guardian for Jeremiah and Benjamin. On 6 Apr 1761, step-father, Nathaniel Root furnished a guardianship bond for youngest son, John (Colchester, Hartford file #2368). A later bond was furnished by Lt. Col. John Penfield, dated 20 Aug 1765 (Middletown, Hartford file #2564) as guardian for John. Will of Stephen Penfield in Hartford Dist. 1729-1750, vol. 3, Dist. File #4151.3
  • Stephen Penfield died on 12 September 1749 Chatham (Middletown), Middlesex Co., Connecticut.2

Family: Jerusha Brewer d. 7 Jul 1769

Citations

  1. [S4167] Joseph Wilson Emerson, "Penfield Family of Old Chatham, Conn.", 155:33.
  2. [S4167] Joseph Wilson Emerson, "Penfield Family of Old Chatham, Conn.", 155:34.
  3. [S4168] Florence Bentz Penfield, Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Penfield, page 12.

Stephen Penfield1

M, b. 14 May 1750, d. July 1832
  • Stephen Penfield was born on 14 May 1750 Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.1
  • He was baptized on 20 May 1750 Chatham Church, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.2
  • He married Lydia Knowles on 3 January 1783.1
  • Stephen Penfield died in July 1832.2

Family: Lydia Knowles b. s 1763, d. 19 Sep 1791

Citations

  1. [S4167] Joseph Wilson Emerson, "Penfield Family of Old Chatham, Conn.", 155:34.
  2. [S4168] Florence Bentz Penfield, Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Penfield, page 12.

Joseph Pepper1

M

Family: Mary May b. 7 Nov 1657

Citations

  1. [S282] Massachusetts, Roxbury, Mass. Vital Records, page 275.

Martha Perkins1,2

F, b. circa 1669

Family: John Brewer b. 6 Oct 1653, d. b 4 Oct 1697

Citations

  1. [S2442] Dorothy Brewer Erikson, Descendants of Thomas Brewer, page 536. No surname given.
  2. [S658] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online www.newenglandancestors.org, VR of Ipswich, Mass. to the Year 1850, page 56.
  3. [S1130] George Augustus Perkins, John Perkins of Ipswich, 1:37.
  4. [S658] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online www.newenglandancestors.org, VR of Ipswich, Mass. to the Year 1850, page 45.
  5. [S1130] George Augustus Perkins, John Perkins of Ipswich, 1:37. (record of birth not found in Ipswich records).

Mary P. Perley1,2,3,4

F, b. 1 December 1815, d. 25 February 1907
  • Mary P. Perley was born on 1 December 1815 Vermont.
  • She married Caleb Royce Brewer, son of David Brewer and Esther Sykes, St. Albans, Franklin Co., Vermont, on 14 February 1850.5
  • Mary P. Perley died on 25 February 1907 Enosburg, Franklin Co., Vermont.6,7
  • She was buried Enosburg Center Cemetery (Boston Post Rd.), Enosburg Center, Vermont.

Family: Caleb Royce Brewer b. 12 May 1813, d. 8 Mar 1901

Citations

  1. [S166] Lewis Cass Aldrich, History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vermont, p.739, second wife of Caleb Royce Brewer.
  2. [S212] 1850 US Census,Town of Enosburgh, Franklin Co., Vermont (Ancestry.com image no.23).
  3. [S232] 1860 US Census,Enosburgh, Franklin Co., Vermont, p.33 (Ancestry.com image no.119).
  4. [S235] 1870 US Census,Enosburgh, Franklin Co., Vermont, p.7 .
  5. [S166] Lewis Cass Aldrich, History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vermont, p.739, second wife of Caleb Royce Brewer. Married 14 Feb 1850.
  6. [S485] Enosburg Center Cemetery;"Mary Perley b. 1 Dec 1825, d. 25 Feb 1907." Transcribed by Chris Chester.
  7. [S3192] Vermont Deaths & Burials 1871-1965, online https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/…, Retrieved May 2010. Mary Perley Brewer. Source film #540064.

Margaret Perry1

F, b. 25 December 1714
  • Margaret Perry was born on 25 December 1714 Haverhill, Massachusetts, "illegitimate, wid. Hannah Draper."1

Citations

  1. [S658] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online www.newenglandancestors.org, VR of Haverhill, Mass. to the Year 1850, page 96.

Mary Peters1

F

Family: Thomas Chandler b. 9 Oct 1664

Citations

  1. [S658] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online www.newenglandancestors.org, VR of Andover, Mass. to the Year 1850, page 81.

Eleanor Phelps1

F

Family: William Chandler b. 28 May 1659

Citations

  1. [S3991] George Chandler, The Chandler Family, page 11.

Samuel Phelps1

M

Family: Sara Chandler b. 20 Dec 1661

Citations

  1. [S3991] George Chandler, The Chandler Family, page 11.

Benjamin Pierce

M, b. 13 April 1841, d. 6 January 1853
  • Also known as Benny.
  • Benjamin Pierce was born on 13 April 1841 Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire.1
  • He died on 6 January 1853 ; crushed to death in a railroad train accident during a family trip to Boston. He was aged 11 years, 8 months.1

Citations

  1. [S1032] Sandra L. Quinn and Sanford Kanter, America's Royalty, p.78.

Gen. Benjamin Pierce1,2

M, b. 25 December 1757, d. 1 April 1839
  • Gen. Benjamin Pierce was born on 25 December 1757 Chelmsford, Massachusetts.2
  • He married Anna Kendrick, daughter of Benjamin Kendrick and Sarah Harris, on 1 February 1790.2
  • Gen. Benjamin Pierce died on 1 April 1839 Hillsboro, New Hampshire.2

Family: Anna Kendrick b. 30 Oct 1768, d. 7 Dec 1838

Citations

  1. [S280] Marcus Cunliffe, Leslie Hume Cunliffe and David Williamson, Burke's Presidential Families.
  2. [S2528] Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestors of American Presidents, page 43.

Frank Robert Pierce

M, b. 27 August 1839, d. 14 November 1843
  • Frank Robert Pierce was born on 27 August 1839 Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire.1
  • He died on 14 November 1843 ; age 4 years, 3 months.1

Citations

  1. [S1032] Sandra L. Quinn and Sanford Kanter, America's Royalty, p.77.

Franklin Pierce 14th President of the United States (1853-1857)1,2

M, b. 23 November 1804, d. 8 October 1869
  • Franklin Pierce 14th President of the United States (1853-1857) was born on 23 November 1804 Hillsborough, New Hampshire, the site of his birth is now under Lake Franklin Pierce.1
  • He graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1824.
  • In 1828 he was elected to the New Hampshire House of Represenatives, serving from 1829 to 1833, and as Speaker from 1832 to 1833. He was elected as a Democrat to the 23rd and 24th U.S. Congresses (1833-1837), at the time only 27 years old, the youngest Represenative at the time. He was elected to the U.S. Senate, and served from 4 Mar 1837 until 28 Feb 1842, when he resigned.
  • He married Jane Means Appleton Amherst, New Hampshire, on 19 November 1834.2
  • During the Democratic National Convention of 1852, held in Baltimore, Franklin Pierce was nominated as a dark-horse candidate, competing with Stephen Douglas, James Buchanon, William Marcy, and Lewis Cass for the nomination. On the 35th ballot, Pierce was put forth as a compromise candidate, and was eventually nominated unanimously on the 49th ballot. He was appealing to the Democrats on the basis that he had never fully articulated his views on slavery, and could be portrayed as a war hero, as he had served during the Mexican-American War. His opposition in the general election was the Whig Party candidate, Gen. Winfield Scott of Virginia, whom Pierce had served under during the Mexican-American War. Scott's anti-slavery views hurt him in the south, and Pierce easily won the election. It was the last Presidential election in which the Whigs would enter a candidate, and Pierce became the first President of the United States to have been born in the 19th century. Two months before he took office, Pierce, his wife, and son Benjamin were in a train accident in which the car they were riding derailed and rolled down an embankment. Pierce and his wife survived, but their son, Benjamin was crushed to death. The couple had earlier in their lives lost two sons as infants and were now childless. Still shaken, he took office on 4 Mar 1853, and for religious reasons, choose to affirm, rather than swear, the presidential oath of office, becoming the first and only president to do so. All though not all of similiar beliefs, his Cabinet was a broad cross section of men whom he new well, and became the only Cabinet to remain unchanged during a four year term. The most controversal aspect of his presidency was the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820. The Act was the work of Stephen A. Douglas and grew out of a desire to promote a railroad from Chicago to California through Nebraska. Pierce had acquired a reputation as untrustworthy and easily manipulable, and was persuaded to support the plan in a closed meeting with Douglas and several southern Senators. The passage of the Act caused widespread outrage in the north and spurred the creation of the Republican Party, which was organized in direct response to the bill. Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860 as a Republican to the presidency would, in 1861, provoke secession and ignite the Civil War. Meanwhile, Pierce lost all credibility he had in the north and was not renominated in 1857. After losing the Democratic nomination, Pierce reportedly quipped "there's nothing left to do but get drunk" (quoted also as "after the White House what is there to do but drink?") which he apparently did frequently, once running down an elderly woman while driving a carriage drunk. During the Civil War, Pierce further damaged his reputation by declaring support for the Confederacy, headed by his old cabinet member Jefferson Davis. One the few friends to stick by Pierce was his college friend and biographer, Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  • Franklin Pierce 14th President of the United States (1853-1857) died on 8 October 1869 Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire; from cirrosis of the liver.1
  • He was buried Old North Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire.3

Family: Jane Means Appleton b. 12 Mar 1806, d. 2 Dec 1863

Citations

  1. [S280] Marcus Cunliffe, Leslie Hume Cunliffe and David Williamson, Burke's Presidential Families.
  2. [S2528] Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestors of American Presidents, page 43.
  3. [S1033] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Franklin Pierce Jr.

M, b. 2 February 1836, d. 5 February 1836
  • Franklin Pierce Jr. was born on 2 February 1836 Hillsborough, New Hampshire.1
  • He died on 5 February 1836 ; age 3 days.1

Citations

  1. [S1032] Sandra L. Quinn and Sanford Kanter, America's Royalty, p.77.

Lucy L. Pierce1

F, b. circa 1848
  • Lucy L. Pierce was born circa 1848 Massachusetts.2
  • She married Alonzo Proctor Brewer, son of John G. Brewer and Adeline J., Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, in 1867.1
  • Lucy L. Pierce appeared on the census on 9 June 1880 Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, as Lucy Brewer, age 32, born in Massachusetts. Father born in Vermont, mother in Massachusetts. Corset Stitcher. Widow. Enumerated as a boarder, with Gertie Brewer (age 12), Mabel Brewer (10) and Alonzo E. Brewer (6), in the household of Gilbert Pierce (age 72).2

Family: Alonzo Proctor Brewer b. 23 Dec 1843, d. 24 Apr 1879

Citations

  1. [S722] Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910, online www.AmericanAncestors.org, Retrieved September 2011. Alonzo P. Brewer; parents: John G. and Adeline Brewer, age 23; and Lucy L. Pierce; parents: Gilbert and Rhoda Pierce, age 19.
  2. [S106] 1880 US Census,NARA Ser. T9, Roll 567, page 82B, ED 883, FHL film #1254567. Gilbert Pierce household.
  3. [S624] Vermont. Secretary of State, Vermont Vital Recs. to 1870: Film #0027487.

Amos Porter1

M

Family: Amy Brewer b. 28 Sep 1703, d. a 1 Jan 1750/51

Citations

  1. [S2442] Dorothy Brewer Erikson, Descendants of Thomas Brewer, page 8.

Maj. Asa Porter1

M

Family: Harriet Brewer b. c 1818, d. 16 Mar 1841

Citations

  1. [S2417] Clifford L. Stott, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, page 2080, 2568.
  2. [S2417] Clifford L. Stott, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, page 2568.

Charlotte Potter1

F, b. 15 April 1793, d. 5 February 1881
  • Charlotte Potter was born on 15 April 1793 Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.2
  • She married Isaac Brewer, son of Jonas Brewer and Thankful Whitcomb, say 1815.
  • Charlotte Potter appeared on the census on 27 July 1850 Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, as Charlotte Brewer, age 55, born in Massachusetts. Enumerated in the household of Abner Crosby (age 75). Following Charlotte (same household) are C. Jane Brewer (age 22), Hannah L. Brewer (20), George H. Brewer (16), Maria Ann Brewer (15). Edwin Brewer (age 27) and Leonard Brewer (26) are enumerated as a seperate household on the same census sheet.3
  • She died on 5 February 1881 Dixon, Lee Co., Illinois; age 87y 9m, of old age.1,2
  • She was buried Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.2

Family: Isaac Brewer b. 28 Apr 1789, d. 6 May 1849

Citations

  1. [S722] Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910, online www.AmericanAncestors.org, Vol. 328, page 66, parents: Abijah Potter and Mary Tower, born in Brimfield.
  2. [S1288] Cem. Trans., NEHGS Man. Coll., page 212890. Brewer, Charlotte Potter. Widow of Isaac Brewer. Born at Brimfield, April 15, 1793. Died at Dixon, Illinois, Feb 5, 1881, aged 87 yr & 10 mos.
  3. [S212] 1850 US Census,NARA Ser. M432, Roll 306, page 75B. Abner Crosby household.
  4. [S658] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online www.newenglandancestors.org, VR of Tyringham, Mass. to the Year 1850, page 15.
  5. [S658] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online www.newenglandancestors.org, VR of Tyringham, Mass. to the Year 1850, page 16.
  6. [S658] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online www.newenglandancestors.org, VR of Tyringham, Mass. to the Year 1850, page 14.

Abel Pratt1

M

Family: Betsey Brewer b. 20 Jul 1782

Citations

  1. [S624] Vermont. Secretary of State, Vermont Vital Recs. to 1870: Film #0027487.

David Pratt Jr.

M

Family: Elizabeth Brewer b. 2 Jun 1722

Citations

  1. [S407] Thomas W. Baldwin, Framingham Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S410] Harriet Augusta Robinson, Brewer Genealogy, P. 12.

Deborah Pratt

F, b. circa 1762, d. 7 December 1837
  • Deborah Pratt was born circa 1762.
  • She married James Brewer Boston, Massachusetts, on 19 February 1778.1
  • Deborah Pratt died on 7 December 1837 Boylston, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; "widow of James Brewer," age 75.2

Family: James Brewer b. 1756, d. 2 Jul 1830

Citations

  1. [S3641] Boston Marriages 1700-1809, online www.americanancestors.org, page 440.
  2. [S658] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online www.newenglandancestors.org, VR of Boylston, Mass. to the Year 1850, page 108.
  3. [S658] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online www.newenglandancestors.org, VR of Berlin, Mass. to the End of the Year 1899, page 21.

Elizabeth Pratt1,2

F, b. 29 February 1723/24, d. 15 May 1794
  • Erroneously called Abigail Pratt Elizabeth is erroneously called Abigail in the Framingham Vital Records. She is called Elizabeth in the History of Framingham.3
  • Elizabeth Pratt was born on 29 February 1723/24 Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.4
  • She married Peter Brewer, son of Jonathan Brewer and Arabella Goulding, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, on 22 December 1748.3
  • Elizabeth Pratt died on 15 May 1794 Southborough, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.5

Family: Peter Brewer b. 17 Apr 1720, d. 16 Sep 1800

Citations

  1. [S406] Systematic History Fund, Southborough, Mass. VR, Southborough Births, p.19.
  2. [S364] Josiah H. Temple, History of Framingham, Mass., 1640-1885, Genealogical Register.
  3. [S407] Thomas W. Baldwin, Framingham Vital Records to 1850, page 244. Peter Brewer and Abigail Pratt.
  4. [S407] Thomas W. Baldwin, Framingham Vital Records to 1850.
  5. [S406] Systematic History Fund, Southborough, Mass. VR, Southborough Deaths, p.157. Not named, "____ w, Peter."

Grover Pratt1

M, d. 14 January 1790

Family: Rebecca Lewis b. 18 Jun 1699

Citations

  1. [S2381] George Harlan Lewis, Edmund Lewis of Lynn, Mass., page 18.

Mary Ely Pratt1

F, b. 27 June 1851

Family: Everett E. Brewer b. 18 Jul 1849, d. 5 Oct 1921

Citations

  1. [S2442] Dorothy Brewer Erikson, Descendants of Thomas Brewer, page 91.

Emeline Price1

F

Family: Joseph Brewer b. 25 May 1806

Citations

  1. [S2442] Dorothy Brewer Erikson, Descendants of Thomas Brewer, page 36.

John Welphy Purdy1,2

M
  • John Welphy Purdy married Sally Brewer, daughter of Solomon Brewer and Rene Benton, on 14 February 1805.1,2
  • On 15 November 1842 John Welphy Purdy and Sally Brewer resided Greenburgh, Westchester Co., New York.3

Family: Sally Brewer b. 17 Mar 1784, d. 1871

Citations

  1. [S3244] Solomon Brewer, Revolutionary War Pension File, W15826, Mentions daughter Sarah Purdy.
  2. [S635] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Retrieved Jun 2010. Record submitted by LDS Church member.
  3. [S3383] New York Co. Wills v. 86, 1842-1843;, Microfilm of original records in the Surrogate's Court, New York County, N. Y., 87:30-36 (new), 35-42 (old).

Ezra Purple1

M, b. 16 January 1749, d. 22 July 1815
  • Ezra Purple was born on 16 January 1749 Chatham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.2
  • He perhaps married Mary Penfield on 16 January 1772.1
  • Ezra Purple died on 22 July 1815 Bernardston, Massachusetts.2

Family: Mary Penfield b. 5 Mar 1751/52

Citations

  1. [S4167] Joseph Wilson Emerson, "Penfield Family of Old Chatham, Conn.", 155:34.
  2. [S4168] Florence Bentz Penfield, Genealogy of the Descendants of Samuel Penfield, page 13.

Lucy Pynchon1

F, b. circa 1778, d. 21 December 1839
  • Lucy Pynchon was born circa 1778.
  • She married Henry Brewer, son of Dr. Chauncey Brewer and Amy White, Springfield, Massachusetts, in December 1803.2,3
  • Lucy Pynchon died on 21 December 1839 Springfield, Massachusetts; age 61 years.4,5

Family: Henry Brewer b. 14 May 1779

Citations

  1. [S2417] Clifford L. Stott, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, page 480.
  2. [S2417] Clifford L. Stott, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, page 480. Intention 19 Nov 1803.
  3. [S2417] Clifford L. Stott, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, page 748. Marriage.
  4. [S3555] William B. Bogardus Collection, Box 5, BIB BB-291. George Chapin Collins Family. Bible published in 1846.
  5. [S2417] Clifford L. Stott, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, page 579.
  6. [S2417] Clifford L. Stott, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, page 1818. Henry, son of Henry Brewer.
  7. [S2417] Clifford L. Stott, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, page 1922, Catherine, daughter of Henry Brewer.
  8. [S2417] Clifford L. Stott, Vital Records of Springfield, Massachusetts to 1850, page 1923. James, son of Henry Brewer.