The Converse Family and Allied Families by Charles Allen Converse
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76. REV. JEREMIAH CONVERSE,6 (Capt. Pain,5(30), Pain,4 Samuel,3 Sergeant Samuel,2 Deacon Edward,1), born 4 August 1761; died in Darby Township, Madison Co., Ohio, 26 June 1837. He married, 26 November 1778, his second cousin, Rhoda Converse,6 (Jonathan5, Ensign Edward,4 Samuel,3 Sergeant Samuel,2 Deacon Edward,1). She was born 23 August 1756, and died, in Darby Township, 27 January 1842. A sketch of Hon. George Leroy Converse in The National Cyclopedia of American Biography says that Rev. Jeremiah Converse had been a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and was wounded by a musket ball in the left shoulder, from which he suffered until he died. The following is from the History of Madison County, Ohio:
During the Revolutionary War Rev. Jeremiah Converse enlisted as a private in the cause of freedom. On one occasion he with his company was sent out as a scouting party to ascertain the strength and position of a marauding band of Indians. They had traveled many miles along the banks of the Muskingum river when, toward evening of the second day, they found themselves confronted by about four hundred savages secreted behind fallen timber, trees, underbrush, etc. The deadly fire from the first volley laid half and more of their company in the dust. The surviving ones stood bravely the galling fire from their hidden foe until the Indian warwhoop and rush of savages reminded them that their only safety was in retreat.
In his desperate struggle for life Mr. Converse was pursued by a single warrior, with gun in hand and uplifted tomahawk, ready to inflict the deadly blow, but being outdistanced by his fleeing foe, the savage halted and shot him through the shoulder. Reeling and benumbed by the shock, his gun instantly dropped from his hand thus made powerless, but he soon rallied and made good his escape by fording the river and secreting himself in the thick underbrush that grew upon the opposite bank.
On the third day he, with three others arrived in camp, being all that were left to tell the sad story. His wound disabled him for life; therefore he was soon after discharged from the military service. He subsequently became a traveling minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In the year 1814 this Revolutionary soldier and his wife with their family emigrated to Darby Township, Madison Co., Ohio. He and most of his sorts bought homes adjacent to, or in near proximity to each other, and settled upon what was then known as "Darby Plains."
The Rev. Jeremiah Converse was the first pioneer minister in this portion of the country; therefore, he was generally known and equally esteemed for his uprightness and zeal for the cause he espoused. He always lived upon the farm of his first purchase, where he also died.
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Rev. Jeremiah and Rhoda Converse had nine children, viz:
SANFORD CONVERSE,7 born in Vermont; married, 17 Dec. 1801, Alice Surls (or Searle). (225)
PARLEY CONVERSE,7 born 5 July 1781; died 3 Dec. 1860; married, 1st, Arpa Hemenway; married, 2nd, Sally (Beach)Ketch. (226)
SQUIRE CONVERSE,7 born 4 Nov. 1782; died 19 Nov. 1823; married Anna Rand. (227)
SURVIAH CONVERSE,7 died, in Bridport,10 Jan. 1819 (town records); married, in Bridport, 30 Dec. 1804, Jacob Elithorpe. (228)
JEREMIAH CONVERSE,7 JR., married, 26 Dec. 1813, Melinda Derby. (229)
SILAS CONVERSE,7 born, in Vermont, 29 Nov. 1792; died in Darby, Ohio, 21 Feb. 1879; married, 1st, Hannah King; married, 2nd, Julia Bowers; married, 3rd, Betsey L. Gorham; married, 4th, Mrs. Diadama (Phinery) Bowers. (230)
77. BARNARD CONVERSE,6 (Capt. Pain,5 (30), Pain,4 Samuel,3 Sergeant Samuel,2 Deacon Edward,1), born 15 January 1764; married Peggy ; lived in Bridport; died, in Bridport, 17 March 1806. They had several children who probably moved West as there is trace of but one child.
VALVIUS (or VALOROUS CONVERSE,7 born 8 Dec. 1805.
Two of the grandchildren of Barnard,6 were said to have been living in Michigan a few years before 1869.
78. ELIAS CONVERSE,6 (Capt. Pain,5 (30), Pain,4 Samuel,3 Sergeant Samuel,2 Deacon Edward,1). He removed to Onondaga County, N. Y., in 1812. He married Sarah Burrows.
79. HAMBLIN CONVERSE6
LUCY CONVERSE,7 born in Bridport, Vt., 18 April 1788 married, in Bridport, 10 Dec. 1804, Nehemiah Bunye.
WILLIAM BUNYE,8 b. 14 Oct. 1805; probably died young.
SALINA CONVERSE BUNYE,8 b. 2 April 1807; d. 25 July 1808.
WILLIAM CONVERSE,7 born, in Bridport, 9 Dee. 1789; died 14 Oct. 1803.
SIMON CONVERSE,7 born, in Bridport, 9 Oct. 1793.
ROSWELL CONVERSE,7 born, in Bridport, 25 March 1796.
ROYAL CONVERSE,7 born, in Bridport, 21 Sept. 1797.
GEORGE CONVERSE,7 born, in Bridport, 5 May 1799.
ELIAS B. CONVERSE,7 born 5 Feb. 1801.
SALLY CONVERSE,7 born July 1802.
JERUSHA CONVERSE,7 born 21 Sept. 1805.
(Capt. Pain,5 (30), Pain,4 Samuel,3 Sergeant Samuel,2 Deacon Edward,1), born in Thompson, Conn., 15 October 1767; lived in
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Bridport, Vt., and died there 9 August 1847. He married, first, in Thompson, Conn., by Rev. Noadiah Russell, Mary Green, who was born in Thompson, and was the daughter of Seth and Hannah (Winter) Green of Thompson. She died in Bridport, 8 August 1840, aged 72. Mr. Converse married, second, 4 December 1843, Mrs. Anna Douglass, a widow. He was prominent in all town affairs, and owned a large farm in Bridport, of which a part is now (1900) owned by Francis Gardner Converse,8 the latter having bought it of the Erastus G. Converse heirs.
Children of Hamblin and Mary (Green.) Converse:
80. ALFRED CONVERSE,6
MATILDA CONVERSE,7 born, in Bridport, 14 July 1795; died, in Bridport, 18 Sept. 1802.
ERASTUS CONVERSE,7 born, in Bridport, 19 April 1800; died, in Bridport,
11 Sept. 1802.
ERASTUS G. CONVERSE,7 born, in Bridport, 15 May 1806; died, in Bridport, 10 Sept. 1859; married, 1st, Harriet Wilson; married, 2nd, Laura Cleveland. (231)
INFANT SON,7 died 18 Nov. 1839, aged one month.
(Capt. Pain,5 (30), Pain,4 Samuel,3 Sergeant
Samuel,2 Deacon Edward,1), born 25 May 1772; died, in Bridport, 18 January
1849. He always resided in Bridport, Vt., and was a blacksmith. Sexton 1796.
Some time prior to 1836, he suffered a stroke of paralysis, and thereafter used
crutches. He married, first, 15 November 1795, Phoebe Elithorpe of Bridport, 1
who died, 29 August 1806, aged 38. He married, second, 6 July 1810, Sally
Smith or Sally Smith Wood. The Bridport records give her name both ways.
Presumably she was a widow, as her name appears as Sally Burton in Mr. Wm.
G. Hill's book. She died, 7 May 1850, aged seventy-six years.
The Bridport town records include the record of marriage, 9 August 1813, of Alfred Converse, 2nd, and Polly Corey but do not show whose son this Alfred, 2nd, was.
Children of Alfred and Phoebe (Elithorpe) Converse, all born in Bridport.
Children of Alfred and Sarah Burton (Smith) Converse:
HIRAM CONVERSE,7 born 8 March 1798; married Miss de Ursy Smith. He removed to Mason, Mich., before 1840, with his family of nine young children. He was a blacksmith.
ARNOLD FAY CONVERSE,7 born 28 January 1802.
MATILDA CONVERSE,7 born 2 Sept. 1804; married Noah Z. Gibbs, and had:
ALFRED C. GIBBS,8 of Albany, N. Y., a veteran of the Civil War.
HERAIN CONVERSE,7 born 12 Aug. 1806; lived in Port Byron, N. Y.
JANETTE GIBBS,8 married ____Wester, resides in Hartford, N. Y.
MARY GIBBS,8 married ____Dayfoot; resides in Ferrisburg, Vt.
MARVIN BIXBY CONVERSE,7 GENERAL, born 12 Aug. 1806; lived in Port Byron, N.Y. (232)
WILLIAM CONVERSE,7 birth unknown; died 14 Oct. 1802.
SELINA CONVERSE,7 born 1 Feb. 1812; married Chauncy Cook; and had:
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SARAH COOK,8 died.
81. PAIN CONVERSE,6
CHARLOTTE COOK,8 married Henry G. Lawrence of Bridport. They reside in Richville Vt. No children.
CALEB WINSHIP BURTON CONVERSE,8 born, in Bridport, 21 June 1813; died in South Park, Minn., 27 July 1891; married Harriet P. Derby. (233)
JEFFERSON CONVERSE,8 (twin), born, in Bridport, 3 Nov. 1815; died in Panton, Vt., 17 Aug. 1889; married Sarah Grandey. (234)
MADISON CONVERSE,8 (twin), born, in Bridport, 3 Nov. 1815; died 5 Oct. 1884; married Louisa Curler. (235)
(Capt. Pain,5 (30), Pain,4 Samuel,3 Sergeant Samuel,2 Deacon Edward,1), born 4 June 1777. He lived for some time in Bridport, Vermont, but later removed to Canton, N.Y., where he died February 1864. He was married by Joel Barber, J. P., 24 Nov. 1798, to Sarah Gale.
Children of Pain and Sarah Gale Converse:
HEMAN CONVERSE,7 born in Bridport, Vt., 14 May 1799; died 25 Sept. 1870; married Hannah Crampton. (236) 82. GARDNER CONVERSE,6
PAIN CONVERSE,7 born 18 July 1801; died in Prescott, Wis., 12 Dec. 1883; married, 1st, Anna Hall; married, 2nd, Julia A. Brooks. (237)
ORLIN CONVERSE,7 born 30 June 1804; died 1833; married Louise Twichell. (238)
MEHITABEL CONVERSE,7 born, in Bridport,10 July 1807; died in Middleport, N. Y., 5 Feb. 1889; married Daniel Greeno. (239)
SALLIE CONVERSE,7 born 25 April 1812; died Aug. 1900; married Porter Pitts of Canton, N. Y., who died in the spring of 1899. They resided in Hermon, St. Lawrence Co. N. Y., near which place they owned a farm.
LOVINA CONVERSE,7 born 19 Sept. 1814; died 30 Jan. 1892; married, 1st. Rufus Fessenden; married, 2nd, Julius Curtiss; married. 3d, Obed Chase. (240)
CHARLES PITTS,8 whose daughter married Frank Styles of North Russell, N. Y.
LESLIE PITTS,8 married Hattie Murray, a sister of Henry Murray of West Pierpont, N. Y. Leslie Pitts died in the spring of 1899, and his widow in 1901 resided at De Kalb Junction, N. Y.
MELISSA PITTS,8 died some years before 1901.
ALDA CONVERSE,7 born 30 Jan. 1817; never married; lived in Canton, N. Y.; died in Addison, Vt.
(Capt. Pain,5 (30), Pain,4 Samuel,3 Sergeant Samuel,2 Deacon Edward,1), born 7 April 1782; died, in Bridport, 12 April 1839. He married, 28 August 1803, Polly Sibley, who died August 1847. Residing most of his life in Bridport, he was one of the leading men of that place, and was long remembered by the older inhabitants as an upright man, of the old school. He was Town Clerk for about twenty-five years continuously from 1805, with the exception of three years he was away from town, until he declined that office on account of poor health. He was also selectman and a justice of
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the peace, and in the latter capacity performed the marriage ceremony for many of his own nephews and nieces. He was a surveyor of some note.
To Gardner and Polly (Sibley) Converse four children were born as follows:
SENDAL CONVERSE,7 born 27 June 1804; removed to Ohio where he lived during the earlier part of his life; married, in Bridport, 22 Sept. 1831, Martha Amy, who died, in Bridport, 3 March 1839; buried in Bridport. They had one son: GEORGE G. CONVERSE,8 b. 29 Aug. 1832, d.. in Ohio. 23 April 1854.
JACEN CONVERSE,7 born, in Bridport, 26 June 1807; died, in Bridport, 20 June 1880 married, 1 Jan. 1845, Sally Bixby; no children, Sally Bixby was born 8 Jan. 1801.
died 17 Nov. 1886, and was the daughter of Samuel and Esther (Ellithorpe) Bixby. both of Thompson, Conn. Samuel Bixby was born, in Thompson, 5 May 1767; married, 38 Feb. 1788, Esther Ellithorpe. They removed to Bridport in 1794. Sally Bixby's line was Joseph,1 Benjamin,2 Jacob3 Samuel,4 Sally 5 (These data received from C.C. Bixby of Brockton, Mass., who is a son of Sally's brother, Jacob, of Bridport.)
HENRY GREEN CONVERSE,7 born 30 Aug. 1812; died 13 July 1848; married Lucinda Derby. (241)
BUSHROD WASHINGTON CONVERSE,7 born 9 Dec. 1814; died in 1817. He entered Middlebury College in Class of 1835; after graduation went West and lived for several years in Plain City, Madison Co., Ohio.
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83. JUDE CONVERSE, 7 (Luke,6 (33), John, 5 John, 4 Maj. James, 3 Lieut. James, 2 Deacon Edward,1)
born 17 May 1762; married, 10 Dec 1782, Lydia Bemis. Lawrence's History of Stanstead County,
Province of Quebec, Canada, says that they settled, in 1798, in Barnston, in that county, where Capt. Joseph
Bartlett was their only neighbor nearer than Stanstead Plain; and that they suffered severly for a time from
the privations incident to settlements int he wilderness. The forests gave way gradually to their industry
and preserverance, and they soon found themselves in the possession of a comfortable home and good
property. The same authority states that Mrs. Converse died in 1808; and that her husband spent his
last days int he vicinity of Portland, Maine.
Children of Jude and Lydia (Bemis) Converse (as give by Lawrence):
RELIEF CONVERSE, 8 married Vester Cleveland.
REUBEN CONVERSE, 8 married Achsah Lyman
JONTHAN CONVERSE, 8 born in Spencer, Mass., 5 Sept. 1788; married Sarah Dresser, who
was born in Royalton, Vt., 1 June 1795. They settled in Barnston on No 15 fourth range. There
were consistent and exemplary members of the Wesleyan Church. They had six children, viz:
MARY CONVERSE, 9 b 16 Feb 1812; m Moses McDuffee
JUDE CONVERSE, 9 b 23 April 1813; m Laura Henry
LYDIA CONVERSE, 9 b 24 Mar 1819; m Levi Baldwin
CLARISSA CONVERSE, 9 b 17 Oct 1824; married Lucard W. Cutting
JOHN CONVERSE, 9 b 4 Aug 1828; m Persis A. Buckland
JAMES CONVERSE, 9 b 25 May 1834; m Adaline Buckland
ASAPH CONVERSE, 8 born in Lyndon, Vt., 5 Nov 1797; married Lydia Hanson, who was
born 13 June 1794. They settled on Nos. 17 and 18 of the first range in Barnston. They
were membes of the M.E. church. They had one child, who died in infancy and a son:
JONATHAN CONVERSE, 9 b 17 June 1828; m Mary L. Merriman
ROYAL CONVERSE, 8 died young.
RUTH CONVERSE, 8 married David Sanborn
LUKE CONVERSE, 8 born, in Barnston, 13 June 1806; died in Hopkinton, N. H., 15 Sept.
1875. Lawrence's History of Stanstead Co. says he married Susan Bean. His widow,
residing in Chester, N. H., in 1902, 80 years old, signs herself Sarah T. Bean Converse,
and says she was his second wife, that they were married 13 May 1847, that he settled first
in So. Danbury, N. H., where his first wife died, and that he and his mother were buried there.
She also says that his father, Jude, married twice, and that Luke and Ruth were children of the
second marriage. Luke Converse
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had no children. From So. Danbury, where he was station agent, and postmaster, he remvoed in 1860
to No. Dunbarton, wehre he resided eleven years, and was postmaster. Thence he removed to Hopkinton
where he died.
84. REUBEN CONVERSE, 7 (Luke,6 John, 5 John, 4 Maj. James,3 Lieut. James,2 Deacon Edward,1)
born in Spencer Mass., 35 April1769; removed to Leiceter, Mass., and died there. He married in
Spencer, 18 Dec 1788, Pamela Stevens.
Children of Reuben and Pamela (Stevens) Converse, from town records of Spencer:
ANNA CONVERSE, 8 born 16 May 1789
WINDSOR CONVERSE, 8 born 14 April 1791
TERZIA CONVERSE, 8 born 14 Jan. 1793
LUKE CONVERE, 8 born 13 Oct 1794
OTIS CONVERSE, 8 born 4 Dec 1796
CYNTHIA CONVERSE, 8 born 3 Sept 1799
PAMELA CONVERSE, 8 died 15 Oct 1822, age 20
According to the Reed MS. and Washburn's History of Leicester, Mass., there were three children, viz:
SILAS CONVERSE, 8 born 17 Jul 1801
PAMELA CONVERSE, 8 born 12 July 1803
THOMAS W.CONVERSE, 8 born 10 Feb 1805
85. JOHN CONVERSE, 7
(Robert, 6(34), John, 5 John, 4, Maj. James, 3 Lieut. James, 2 Deacon Edward,1)
born 21 February 1767; died 22 Septemer 1849. He married, first, 10 December 1789, Polly
Wright, daughter of Oliver and Lois (Johnson) Wright. She died 10 September 1814, he married, second,
Mrs. Betsy Brabrook, a sister of his first wife.
Bemis' History of Malborough says that he settled on the farm "now owned by Rev. S. H. McCollester"
in Marlborough; that he was a carpenter, a good workman, a great thinker, possessed a retentive memory,
and that, although he never had the advantages of a school education, or knowledge of figures, he
could mentally solve problems more quickly than most people could obtain the solution with a slate.
Children of John and Polly (Wright) Converse:
POLLY CONVERSE, 8 born 25 July 1791; married Chas. Holman
LOVISA CONVERSE, 8 born 9 June1794; married John Buss
JOHN GILMAN CONVERE, 8 born 22 Nov 1802; died in Wilkesbarre, Pa, Sept 1872
BETSEY CONVERSE, 8 born 20 Aug 1806; married Salmon Bu ckminster
NELSON CONVERSE, 8 General, born 10 Oct 1810; married, 1st Sally M. Jones; married, 2nd
Mrs. Fannie M. Everett (242)
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86. AMASA CONVERSE, 7 (Robert, 6(34), John, 5 John, 4 Maj. James, 3 Lietu. James, 2 Deacon
Edward 1), born 1 March 1782; died in Marlborough, N. H. in 1813, where he settled on the home
farm. He married, 15 March 1802, Zeuriah Capron, daughter of Jonathan and Lois (Porter) Capron.
She married, second, Enoch White, and died 23 March 1862.
Amasa and Zeuriah (Capron) Converse had six children:
ESTHER CONVERSE, 8 born 19 Nov 1802; married Windsor Gates
87. WILLARD CONVERSE, 7
ABIGAIL CONVERSE, 8 born 2 Oct 1804; married, 28 Feb. 1827, Silvester Fosket of
IRA CONVERSE, 8 born 9 Aug 1806
LUTHER CONVERSE, 8 born 22 Feb 1809; died 18 May 1843; married Sophie White (243)
WILLARD CONVERSE, 8 born 27 may 1811; died in Cresco, Iowa, 28 Nov. 1893; married
lst, Hannah Ellis; married, 2nd Hannah White; married 3d, Mary Carter (244)
ARVILLA CONVERSE, 8 born 25 Apr 1814; married Lorenzo White.
(Daniel, 6 John, 5 John, 4 Maj. James, 3 Lieut. James, 2 Deacon Edward
,1), born in Charlton, Mass., 19 March 1779; died 19 March 1850. He married first, in Spencer, Mass.,
25 May 1800, Betsey Sibley, who died 10 Oct 1819. She was daughter of Paul Sibley, who came
from Sutton about 1793 with Sarah, his wife, and settled in the south part of Spencer, Mass. Willard
Converse married, second, Sally Davidson who was born in Sutton, Mass., 24 Aug 1790, died 21
October 1866, and was buried in Charlton cemetery North Side, where Mr. Converse and his first
wife are also buried.
Willard and Betsey (Sibley) Converse had eight children:
ELIZA CONVERSE, 8 born in Spencer, Mass., 1 Nov 1801; died there 28 Sept. 1854; married
Joseph Hamburg. (245)
SIBLEY CONVERSE, 8 born in Spencer, 1 April 1803; died 31 July 1868; married Esther Parker (246)
DEXTER CONVERSE, 8 born in Charlton, Mass., 3 April 1805; died, in Spencer, 9 Sept 1862;
married Caroline Turner. (247)
FREELAND CONVERSE, 8 born in Charlton 25 Sept 1807; died there in 1847; married Mary
Tucker, born, in Charlton, 13 Dec. 1812, died in Maine, 15 Feb. 1892, daugher of Jonas and
Mary (Harwood) Tucker. No children. Both were buried in Charlton North side. He was a farmer.
NANCY CONVERSE, 8 born in Charlton, 26 Jan. 1810; died in Oxford, Mass. 20 July 1856;
married IRa Merriam. (248)
MARY CONVERSE, 8 born in Charlton, 25 Sept. 1812; died 18 Oct. 1896; married, by Rev.
Horatio Bardwell of Oxford, 9 Nov. 1851, to Cyrus Killer, born, in Oxford, 10 Nov 1814, died
27 Aug. 1891; son of Peter and Sophia (Shumway) Kidder. He was a successful farmer at North
Oxford. Mary (Converse) Kidder and her husband were members of the Oxford Plain Congregational
Church. Their only chuild, an adopted son, is Albert Kidder.
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BRIGHAM CONVERSE, 8 born in Charlton, 25 Feb. 1815; died 16 Dec 1890; married, lst,
Betsey Parker; married 2nd, Elizabeth Putnam; married 3d Calista Sly. (249)
Wiillard and Sally (Davidson) Converse had six children:
DULCENIA CONVERSE, 8 born in Leicester, 9 March 1818; died 10 March 1846; married
Reuben Thurston Eddy. (250)
RUTH CONVERSE, 8 born in Spencer, 10 Aug 1824; died there 4 Oct 1883; married lst,
Edward Sibley; married 2nd Aaron Bowker Wheelock. (251)
88. POLLY CONVERSE, 7
SARAH CONVERSE, 8 born in Spencer, 14 January 1826; died 24 Sept. 1828; buried
Charlton, North side.
CHARLES CONVERSE, 8 born in Spencer, 13 Dec. 1828; a prosperous farmer; resides
in southwest part of Charlton, Mass.; married, by Rev. De. Bugbee of Charlton, 13 Dec. 1853,
to Cordelia Marble of Charlton, born in Sutton, Mass., 28 Feb. 1830, daughter of Freegrace
and Anneliza (Tower) Marble of Charlton. Mr. Converse is a member of the Sturbridge
Agricultural Society, and of Charlton Grange 1892 to 1897. He has no children.
WILLIARD CONVERSE, 8 born in Spencer, 5 Sept. 1831; married Sarah Jane Haven. (252)
SALEM CONVERSE, 8 born in Spencer, 11 July 1834; unmarried; resides on the old
homestead in the sout part of Spencer.
(Daniel, 6 John, 5 John, 4 Maj. James, 3 Lieut. James, 2 Deacon Edward, 1)
born in Spencer, Mass., 4 December 1781; died 4 September 1874. She was a very efficient and
successful teacher, was much loved by her pupils, and continued to teach until after she had two children
old enough to attend school. She, herself, was the first girl to enter Leicester Academy as a pupil. She
married, about 1804, Abner Wheelock, of Charlton who died in Charlton, 18 May 1843, aged about
sixty five. He was a merchant, proprietor of a hotel, incidentally a distiller, and before the advent of the
railroads carried on a large teaming business to and from Boston. Mr. and Mrs. Wheelock lived on the
old turnpike about a mile from where Charlton depot now stands.
Children of Abner and Polly (Converse) Wheelock, eight in number, born in Charlton:
HARRIET MARIA WHEELOCK, 8 born 9 July 1805; died, in Worcester, 20 Aug 1887;
married in 1827, George Fitcham Stockwell, born in Sutton (Eightlots), Mass., 21 Aug 1800, died
24 Sept. 1854; a man of unusual size and strength. He built two miles of railroad east of Charlton
Depot. In 1840 he removed with his family to the old Stockwell homestead in Sutton, where the family
have since resides. Children:
GEORGE HIRON STOCKWELL, 9 in Charlton, Feb. 1828; m 1876, Martha Stockwell of
Sutton. They live on the old homestead in Eightlots. Two children: the elder d. y., the younger
is LEWIS STOCKWELL, 10 b in 1879; unm.; resides in Sutton Centre.
IRA H. STOCKWELL, 9 in Charlton, 24 Sept. 1838; optician in Worcester since 1864. He
m. 11 Sept 1860, Sarah E. Howard of Sutton. Eight children.
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CROMWELL CONVERSE WHEELOCK, 8 born 2 May 1807; died 17 May 1833
FRED I. STOCKWELL, 10 b. in Stafford Springs, Conn., 16 Jan. 1862; m., 1889 Emma Orcutt
Worcester. The ages of their four children in 1902 are Bessie 11years, Chas. F. 9 years,
Arthur F. 6 years, and George Herbert 8 months.
SARAH M. STOCKWELL, 9, b., in Sutton, Mass., 20 Aug. 1845; d in Worcester, 28 March 1893;
m about 1868, Norris Chiggins of Derry, N. H. Children:
FRANK A. STOCKWELL, 10 b., in Stafford Spa, 28 May 1865; m Addie Lincoln. One son, Frank
A. Stockwell, aged 11 years in 1902.
ARTHUR H. STOCKWELL, 10 b. in Worcester, Mass., 11 March 1868; d., 30 Oct 1877, as a
result of being thrown from a horse.
JENNIE S. STOCKWELL, 10 b., in Worcester, 12 Dec. 1870; m., 1892, Wm. Hatton; one child.
CARRIE L. STOCKWELL, 10 b. in Worcester, 27 May 1872; a teacher in Worcester.
CHARLES L. STOCKWELL, 10 b., in W. Boylston, Mass., 9 June 1874; m., 24 June 1896, Sadie
Wood. They reside in Worceter. One child: May Stockwell, 11 b. 1 May 1900.
EDITH E. STOCKWELL, 10 b., in Worester, 24 Jan. 1879; music teacher in Worcester.
BESSIE V. STOCKWELL, 10 b., in Worcester, 29 Dec. 1880; residence in Worcester.
GEO. N. CHIGGINS, 10 b in Worcester, about 1870; remvoed, about 1893, to New
Haven, Conn. Conductor on the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. Three children.
EMILY A.STOCKWELL, 9 d. in infancy.
ALBERT W. CHIGGINS, 10 b. in Worcester, about 1873; married, in 1901; residence Worcester.
GERTRUDE CHIGGINS, 10, b in Worcester, about 1877; a stenographer in Worcester.
ALBERT M. STOCKWELL, 9 b in Sutton, 13 Dec. 1849; d in Worcester, July 1896; m January
1871, Mary Hackett of Charlton who d. 1 Jan. 1900. Two sons:
GEO. H. STOCKWELL, 10, b. about
1873; residence Worcester; accountant.
ABNER W. STOCKWELL, 10 b about 1876; residence Worcester; accountant.
AMANDA WHEELOCK, 8 born 25 Sept. 1809; died near Batavia, Genesee Co., N. Y., 6 Sept
1877; married, lst, in Killingly Conn., 28 Oct 1832, Lemon I. Ames, farmer, of Byron, Genesee Co.,
N. Y., born 4 July 1809; died 11 April 1841. She married 2nd, 1 Dec. 1841, Leonard King, a farmer,
born n Genesee Co., N. Y., 16 Nov. 1805, died near Batavia, N. Y., 5 Nov. 1874. Children of
Lemon I. and Amanda (Wheelock) Ames:
CROMWELL LEMON AMES, 9, b. 21 Oct. 1833; d. n Galveston, Texas, 30 Oct. 1859, of yellow
fever; m., 26 July 1852, Lorinda Farnham, and had one son: LEMON CROMWELL AMES, 10,b.
29 Jan. 1855; residence, Washington, Kansas; in railroad seravice. He has one child: ELLEN MARIA
AMES, 11 b. 18 Jan 1900.
ELLEN MARIA AMES, 9 b. 29 Jan. 1835; taught school several years; traveled much in Europe;
residence, 1902 Batavia, N. Y. She m. 17 Sept. 1867, Wm. N. Peckham of Byron, N. Y., b. in
Byron, 19 March 1839, d. there 23 March 1869. One son: WM. ESTES PECKHAM, 10 b. in
Rochester, Minn., 8 July 1868 and d. there 19 Oct. 1868.
LAMOTTE AMES, 9 b. 28 July 1837; m., Oct. 1883, Mrs. Fanny Hersey, widow of
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Elmira, N. Y., who d., 11 Oct. 1893, aged 57. He is a master mechanic; in railway service; residence
Clearfield, Pa.Children of Leonard and Amanda (Wheelock) King:
SALEM DELOS AMES, 9 b. 19 March 1839; m., 4 April 1866, Celina A. Town of Elba, N. Y., who
d. 22 Nov. 1871. They had three children, viz:
ORLANDO TOWN AMES, 10 b. 13 April 1867; d. 9 July 1867.
DELOS JULIEN AMES, 10 b. 17 Feb 1869; d. 16 March 1872.
HARRY LAMOTTE AMES, 10 b. 17 Jan. 1871; residence, Batavia, N. Y.
EMMA ANN KING, 9 b. 1 Nov. 1845; died in Byhron, N. Y., 12 April 1866, in child bed; m., 19
Nov. 1863, Ephraim Lawyer, of Byron, N. Y.
MARY ELIZABETH KING, 9 b. 23 Jun3 184; d. in Des Moines, Ia., 4 Oct 1869; m. April 6 1863,
John Bannister. Children:
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IDA ELLEN BANNISTER, 10 b. 17 March 1864; d. 25 Jan. 1897; m. in Chester, Pa., 1 Oct.
1885, Edward Ingram Carr, and had one child: Alexander Francis Carr, 11, b 23 Aug. 1886.
EDNA ROSANNA KING, 9 b. 26 Feb 1850; m., 1 Dec. 1867, Henry G. Vallett. Children:
FLORENCE MAY BANNISTER, 10 b. 10 Juan. 1866; ;m., 16 Jan. 1884, Wm. Bard Clancy. They
reside in Brighton, N. Y., and have two children:
CHARLES BARD CLANCY, 11 b. 9 July 1885.
GRANT ABNER BANNISTER, 10 b. 12 Sep5. 1868; m. in Batavia, N. Y., 26 April 1889,
Jennie E. Wells, b. 16 Feb 1870. They reside in Herndon, Va. Three children:
JOHN HAROLD CLANCY, 11 b. 14 Nov 1886.
FRANK WELLS BANNISTER, 11 b. 10 Feb. 1891.
MARY ELIZABETH BANNISTER, 11 b. 16 Feb. 1893
JOHN GRANT BANNISTER, 11 b.3 Aug. 1897
BERT WILLIAM VALLETT, 10 b 5 July 1868; d 21 April 1873
ESTES WHEELOCK, 8 born 9 Apr 1813; died in Worcester, 23 Sept. 1883, s. p. His wife died
LEMON DELOS VALLETT, 10 b. 2 Nov 1873; m., in Buffalo, 18 March 1900, Emily Abenshine.
One son: Harold Bert Vallett, 11 b. 19 June 1901.
LEONARD KING VALLETT, 10 b. 19 Feb. 1876; a telegrapher in Colorado.
GEORGE HENRY VALLETT, 10 b. 17 May 1880; a telegrapher in Buffalo, N. Y.
ELLEN MAY VALLETT, 10 b. 30 Oct. 1885.
ABNER WHEELOCK KING, 9 b. 23 Dec. 1851; d. in Leroy, N. Y., 2 Nov. 1891; m. 20 Dec
1876, Harriet Heal of Stafford, N. Y., and they had a child: Lamotte King, 10, b 27 May 1877.
SALEM AUGUSTUS WHEELOCK, 8, born 4 April 1815; died 9 Nov. 1815.
SALEM AUGUSTUS WHEELOCK, 8 born April 1817; died in Charlton, where he had always
resided, 31 Jan. 1901; unm.
ALBERT WHEELOCK, 8 born 26 Oct 1819; drowned in West Rutland, 21 July 1843, by the
rollingover of a powerful horse which he had ridden into a pond. Although this accident accurred in
sight of several men they were too frightened to save the rider.