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 Thomas Hubbard

 

 

 First Generation

 

 

        1.  Thomas1 Hubbard[1] birth date unknown.  Thomas died May 26, 1555 in England. 

 

      

       Thomas Hubbard was a gentleman residing at Horden-on-the-Hill, in Essex, England, "of good estate and great estimation," and "zealous and religious in the true service of God." Discovered by an informer to Bishop Bonner, he was seized, imprisoned and burned May 26, 1555.  It is believed that the story of Thomas Highbed in Fox's Book of Martyrs, refers to him.

 

       Thomas Hubbard had the following children:

 

    +         2     i.     James2 Hubbard.

            3     ii.     Richard Hubbard.  He was christened in Mendelsham, Suffolk, ENG, September 13, 1562.  The following individual is also linked to this event: Thomas Hubbard (father).

            4     iii.     Elizabeth Hubbard.  She was christened in Mendelsham, Suffolk, ENG, September 13, 1562.  The following individual is also linked to this event: Thomas Hubbard (father).

 

 

 

 Second Generation

 

 

       2.  James2 Hubbard (Thomas 1)[2] birth date unknown.  James died in Mendelsham, Suffolk, ENG. 

 

       He married Naomi Cocke.  Naomi was the daughter of Thomas Cocke.  Naomi died in Mendelsham, Suffolk, ENG. 

       James Hubbard was a yeoman of Mendelsham, Suffolk, England, 80 miles northwest of London.  His Testament (printed in 1549) "which he hid in his bedstraw lest it should be found and burned in Queen Mary's days," was brought to America by his son Samuel, and is possibly in the Library of Alfred University, at Alfred Centre, NY.  He and Naomi Cocke reportedly had ten children.  Benjamin, James, Rachel, and Samuel came to America, but probably none of the others.  Six are identified in Day's, "1000 Years of Hubbard History."

 

       James Hubbard and Naomi Cocke had the following children:

 

            5     i.     Rachel3 Hubbard was born in England.  Rachel died in Fairfield Co, CT.  She married John Brandish in England.  John died in Fairfield Co, CT. 

                           Rachel who married John Brandish, of Ipswich, Suffolk, ENG.  They came to America in 1633, and lived in Salem, MA, Wethersfield, CT, and Fairfield, CT.  After the death of her husband, Rachel married secondly, Anthony Wilson, of Fairfield, CT. Rachel and John Brandish had four children.

                           1)  Mary, b. 1628, Ipswich, ENG.  Married Francis Purdy of Fairfield, CT

                           2)  John, b. 1633, Salem, MA.  Removed to Flushing, New Netherlands

                           3)  Bethia, b. 1637, Wethersfield, CT.  Married Timothy Knapp, of Greenwich, near Stamford, CT.

                           4)  A posthumous son born 1639, Wethersfield, CT.

            6     ii.     Benjamin Hubbard.

            7     iii.     James Hubbard.  He was christened in Mendelsham, Suffolk, ENG, August 14, 1603.  The following individuals are also linked to this event: Naomi Cocke (mother); James Hubbard (father).

            8     iv.     Sarah Hubbard was born 1598.  She married John Jackson in England.  John was born in England.  John died in England. 

                           Sarah, the eldest daughter, and her husband John Jackson, lived in Yarmouth, Norfolk, ENG. They had a son, Robert Jackson, who served four years under Oliver Cromwell.

            9     v.     Thomas Hubbard was born 1604.  He married Esther.  Esther was born in England.  Esther died in England. 

                           Thomas, the eldest son, and his wife Esther, lived in Freeman Lane, near Horsley, down in Southwark, London.

    +      10     vi.     Samuel Hubbard was born May 10, 1610.

 

 

 

 Third Generation

 

 

       10.  Samuel3 Hubbard (James 2)[3] was born in Mendelsham, Suffolk, ENG May 10, 1610.  Samuel died 1689 in Newport, Newport Co, RI, at 79 years of age. 

 

       He married Tacy Cooper in Windsor, Hartford Co, CT, January 4, 1635/6.  Tacy was born in England February 12, 1608/9.  Tacy died circa 1697 in Newport, Newport Co, RI. 

 

      

       From the Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island and "1000 Years of Hubbard History," we learn:

       He says of himself: "Such was the pleasure of Jehovah towards me, I was born of good parents, my mother brought me up in the fear of the Lord, in Mendelsham, in catechising me and hearing choice ministers, & c."

       Oct 1633 - Salem, MA.  He came this month from England.

       1634 - He went to Watertown, MA, where he says he joined the church, "by giving account of my faith."

       Oct 1635 - With a party of about one hundred, he started to march through the wilderness to the Connecticut Valley; winter coming on before they reached their destination they suffered much from exposure, and insufficient food.  Samuel Hubbard remained at Windsor during the winter where he married to Tacy Cooper by Mr. Ludlow.  Tacy Cooper had come to Dorchester, MA, 9 Jun 1634, and was one of the party.

       In 1636, shortly after their marriage, they went to Wethersfield, CT.      10 May 1639 - Springfield, MA.  He moved here at this date, in search of peace, and a church was soon gathered; he says: "I gave acct. of my faith" and that there were "five men in all...my wife soon after added."

       To escape persecution under the harsh laws of Massachusetts they agin moved 10 May 1647 to Fairfield, CT. His stay here was short: "God having enlightened both, but mostly my wife, into his holy ordinances of baptizing only of visible believers, and being very zealous for it, she was mostly struck at and answered two terms publicly, where I was also said to be as bad as she, and sore threatened imprisonment to Hartford jail, if not to renounce it or to remove; that Scripture came into our mouths, if they persecute you in one place, flee to another; and so we did 2 day of October, 1648, we went for Rhode Island, and arrived there 12 day.  I and my wife upon manifestation of our faith were baptized by brother John Clarke, 3 day Nov 1648."

       7 Aug 1651 - He was sent by the church to visit the brethren in prison at Boston, viz: John Clarke, Obadiah Holmes and John Crandall.

       Oct 1652 - "I and my wife had hands laid on us by brother Joseph Torrey."

       He was admitted Freeman of Newport, RI in 1655.

       1 Oct 1657 - "Brother Obadiah Holmes and I went to the Dutch and Gravesend and to Jamaica and to Flushing and to Hamsted and to Cow Bay."  They came home 15 Nov 1657.

       In 1664 he was chosen to be General Solicitor, in case of inability of Lawrence Turner.

       He writes:  "My wife took up the keeping of the Lord's holy Seventh Day Sabbath. the 10th day March, 1665.  I took it up 1 day April 1665; our daughter Ruth, 25 Oct 1666; Rachel, 15 Jan 1666; Bethiah, Feb 1666; our son Joseph Clarke, 23 Feb 1666."

       7 Apr 1668 - "I went to Boston to public dispute with those baptised there."

       Jul 1668 - He wrote his cousin, John Smith, of London, from Boston, where he had been to a disputation:  "Through God's great mercy, the Lord have given me in this wilderness, a good, diligent, careful, painful and very loving wife; we, through mercy, live comfortably, praised be God, as co- heirs together of one mind in the Lord, traveling through this wilderness to our heavenly Sion, knowing we are pilgrims as our fathers were, and good portion being content therewith.  A good house, as with us judged, 25 acres of ground fenced, and four cows which give, one young heifer and three calves, and a very good mare, a trade, a carpenter, a health to follow it, and my wife very diligent and painful, praised be God. This is my joy and crown, in humility I speak of it, for God's Glory, I trust all, both sons in law and daughters are in visible order in general; but in especial manner my son Clarke and my three daughters, with my wife and about 14 walk in the observation of God's holy sanctified 7 day Sabbath, with much comfort and liberty, for so we and all ever had and yet have in this Colony."

       16 Dec 1671 - He wrote to his children at Westerly, about the differences between those favoring the seventh day observance and the rest of the church.  Several spoke on both sides.  Mr. Hubbard gave his views. Brother Torrey said they required not my faith. Other discussion followed: "They replied fiercely, it was a tumult.  J. Torrey stopped them at last."

       With his wife, one daughter, and four other persons he formed the first Seventh Day Baptist Church in America.  He writes: "We entered into a church covenant the 23rd day of December, 1671, viz: William Hiscox, Stephen Mumford, Samuel Hubbard, Roger Baxter, sister Hubbard, sister Mumford, Rachel Langworthy," &c.  Their church was not formed without a depature by their former associates from that spirit of toleration and "soul liberty" which Roger Williams claimed; for the members who united on Dec. 23, had been excommunicated Dec. 7, when the Rev. Obidiah Holmes preached against their doctrine of Seventh Day observance, and even declared "they had left Christ, and gone after Moses."  There is extant a letter from Roger Williams to Samuel Hubbard, in which he argues the position taken by the latter, and cites various texts against his views; but it is written in a very different spirit from that shown by the Newport church, and recognizes the conscientious motives which actuated Hubbard. "Bro' Hiscox and I send this Church to N. London and Westerly, 7 day Mar 1675," and again March, 1677/8 and 1686.

       1675 - He says:  "I have a testament of my grandfather Cocke's, printed 1549, which he hid in his bedstraw, lest it be found and burned, in Queen Mary's days."

       1 Nov 1675 - He wrote Mr. Henry Reeves, at Jamaica; "Very sudden and strange changes these times afford in this, our age, everywhere, as I hear and now see in N.E. God's hand seems to be stretched out against N. England, by wars by the natives, and many Englishmen fall at present." "This island doth look to ourselves as yet, by mercy not one slain, blessed be God." "My wife and 3 daughters, who are all here by reason of the Indian war, with their 15 children, desire to remember their christian love to you."

       Nov 1676, he writes:  "In the midst of these troubles of the war [King Philip's] Lieut. Joseph Torrey, Elder of Mr. Clarke's Church, having one daughter living at Squamicut and his wife being there, he said unto me `Come, let us send a boat to Squamicut, my all is there, and part of yours.'  We sent a boat, and his wife, his daughter and son in law and all their children and my two daughters, and their children [one had eight, the other three, with an apprentice boy] all came. ...My son Clarke came afterwards before winter, and my other daughter's husband in the spring, and they have all been at my house to this day."

       Feb 26, 1676, he writes a nephew at Rye:  "I bless my God, my condition is comfortable, and I am very well contented with knowing it is more to give than to receive.  ...My wife and daughter Langworthy desired me to write about flax, yet if you bring some 20 pound if at a pound of flax for a pound of wool, it's so at Stonington; if bring Indian Corn it's now 4 pound of wool a bushel and I think it wiil be more."

       Sep 2, 1677, he writes: "Truely Children for the present I am not altogether beset with thoughts (as its judged from Satan) I have been in very sore exercise, ever since br. Hiscox came to ye and a week before, occasioned by a sudden sentence of the Ch. declaring yet I have not the gift of prophesying publickly in the church tho' hereto fore judged by those brethren of the Old Ch.  Yet by most here and encouraged in it, was so sorely set on, that I was horribly tempted to deny all, yet kept; but sorely harried.  I pray be silent in this manner for the present."

       29 Jun 1678 - He wrote Dr. Stennett, of London: "From my own house in Mayford, in Newport," &c.  "Last winter the Lord visited me with a very sore cough as long as strength, and breath did last, oft 5 times together only a little respite; my dear wife oft took her farewell of me, my dear brethren watched me in their terms.  Major Cranston [his physician] I sent for - he judged none help or hope for sure, but for present refreshment he gave me a small vial of spirits, which I took, and had some sleep, but my cough rather increased."  He was visited by the church which drew into the other room agreeing to seek God's face for me poor one.  "The next day I would have gone to town to give public praise, but was advised not to go," &c.  "Our Governor died the 19th day of June, 1678, buried 20th day, all this island was invited, many others were there, judged near a thousand people, our brother Hiscox spake there excellently," &c.

       1680 - Taxed 6s. 2d.

       In 1683, Samuel Hubbard went by water to visit friends at Rye, returning by Fairfield, Milford, New Haven, Guilford, Lyme, New London, and Westerly, arriving home after six weeks absence, Sept 25.  In a letter dated May 23, 1684, he says:  "What marvelous rich grace...hath made known his holy sabbath to such poor worms: first to my wife, I next, the first settlers or planters in N.E. (one brother and one sister came over with the practice of it)."

       19 Dec 1686 - He wrote to John Thronton, of Providence: "My old brother who was before me, you and brother Joseph Clarke (only alive) in that ordinance of baptism, I next and my wife in New England, although we stept before you in other ordinances:  Oh! let us strive still to be first in the things of God," &c. ..."My wife and I counted up this year 1686:  My wife a creature 78 years, a convert 62 years, married 50 years and independent and joined to a church 52 years, a baptist 38 years, a Sabbath Keeper 21 years.  I a creature of 76 years, a convert 60 years and independent and joined to a church 52 years, a baptist 38 years, a Sabbath Keeper 21 years.  We are by rich grace bornup and adorned with rich mercies above many, as to have all my three daughters in the same faith and order, and 2 of their husbands and 2 of my grandaughters and their husbands also with us.  O praise the Lord for his goodness endures forever!  Not to us, not to us poor creatures.  These may be my last lines unto you, farewell."

       7 May 1688 - He wrote Richard Brooks, of Boston: "The mesles is not gone here. My daughter Rachel have them and some of her family." "

       From "1000 Years of Hubbard History," we learn:

       "Samuel Hubbard, youngest son of James and Naomi (Cocke) Hubbard, was born in Menddelsham (a market town about eighty miles northeast of London), Suffolk County, in 1610.  He arrived in Salem Mass., in October, 1633, and probably came in the ship James, Grant, master, which left Gravesend, England late in August, 1633, and arrived in Massachusetts Bay October 10, 1633."

       "1000 Years of Hubbard History," says this about Samuel Hubbard's diary:

       "Copious notes were made from this diary by Dr, Isaac Backus, a Baptist historian of about 1777.  These notes are now possessed by Ray Greene Huling, of New Bedford, Mass., though the original diary and other valuable manuscripts of Samuel Hubbard disappeared about 1852.  There are living descendants of this Samuel Hubbard through Bethiah Hubbard and Joseph Clarke of various names, but none of the name of Hubbard."

       "Tacy Cooper who was born in England in 1608 and came to Dorchester, Mass., June 9, 1634, and to Dorchester (Windsor), Ct., in 1635.  She had brothers Robert, of Yarmouth, Norfolk, and John of London, Eng. Robert returned to England from America in 1644."

       In May 1647, "Samuel was now with his wife imbibing freely and preaching ardently the doctrines of Anabaptism." Upon arrival in Rhode Island, 12 Oct 1648, "I and my wife upon manifestation of our faith were baptised by brother Joseph Clarke, 3 day of November, 1648."  "He was a zealous Baptist and public religious disputant.  For twenty three years he belonged to the First Baptist Church of Newport."

 

       Samuel Hubbard and Tacy Cooper had the following children:

 

           11     i.     Naomi4 Hubbard was born in Wethersfield, Hartford Co, CT November 18, 1637.  Naomi died November 28, 1637 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co, CT, at less than one year of age.

           12     ii.     Naomi Hubbard was born in Wethersfield, Hartford Co, CT October 19, 1638.  Naomi died May 5, 1643 in Springsfield, Hampden Co, MA, at 4 years of age.

    +      13     iii.     Ruth Hubbard was born January 11, 1639/0.

    +      14     iv.     Rachel Hubbard was born March 10, 1641/2.

           15     v.     Samuel Hubbard was born in Springsfield, Hampden Co, MA March 25, 1644.  Samuel died in died young.

           16     vi.     Bethiah Hubbard was born in Springsfield, Hampden Co, MA December 19, 1646.  Bethiah died April 17, 1707 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 60 years of age.  She married Joseph Clarke in Newport, Newport Co, RI, November 16, 1664.  Joseph was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI April 2, 1643.  Joseph died January 11, 1726/7 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 83 years of age.  He was christened in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, September 30, 1643.

           17     vii.     Samuel Hubbard was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI November 30, 1649.  Samuel died January 20, 1670/1 in Newport, Newport Co, RI, at 21 years of age.

 

 

 

 Fourth Generation

 

 

       13.  Ruth4 Hubbard (Samuel 10) was born in Springsfield, Hampden Co, MA January 11, 1639/0.  Ruth died after 1690/1 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI. 

 

       She married Robert Burdick in Newport, Newport Co, RI, November 2, 1655.  Robert was born 1630.  Robert died 1692 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 62 years of age.  He was baptized in Newport, Newport Co, RI, November 19, 1652. Religion: religion unknown.  Robert's will was probated in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, October 25, 1692. 

       19 Nov 1652 - Robert Burdick was baptized by Joseph Torrey.

       1656 - Made a Freeman.

       1 Nov 1661 - Westerly. He and Tobias Saunders were arrested by Walter Palmer, Constable, and soon after brought before Governor John Endicott, charged with forcible entry and intrusion into the bounds of Southertown, in the Pequot country.  He acknowledged he was upon same land and built a small house there.  They were committed to prison, both refusing to find security for appearance at General Court.

       22 May 1662 - In a letter from Rhode Island to Massachusetts, mention is made of the imprisonment by the latter state of Robert Burdick and Tobias Saunders, for not producing their deeds of Narragansett lands.

       18 May 1669 - His name was in a list of inhabitants of Westerly.

       17 May 1671 - He took oath of allegiance.

       July 1675 - He and his family came to Newport on account of the Indian war, returning to Westerly subsequently.

       17 Sep 1679 - He took oath of allegiance.

       1680-83-85 - Served as Deputy.

       25 Sep 1683 - Samuel Hubbard, having returned to Newport, from a journey to Rye, &c., detailed some events of the trip.  He says, "at Westerly, the first day after the Sabbath, brother Burdick buried a son," and among others there, were grandson John Phillips, and Ruth his wife, and Bejamin Burdick;  "a very great burial, above twenty horses."

       17 May 1691 - He and his wife Ruth, sold John Macoone 100 acres, for 10 pounds.

       8 Mar 1692 - He made an agreement with his son-in-law, Joseph Crandall, by which the latter was to take care of his father-in-law and find him with suitable meat, drink, washing, lodging, and apparel, &c., for life, in consideration of which Joseph Crandall was to have the dwelling house and land adjoining, forever, and until Robert Burdick's death, to have use also of oxen, cart, two cows and eight swine, and then to be returned to be disposed of by will, except the cart and wheels.

       25 Oct 1692 - He died without perfecting his will, an agreement was made by his sons and sons-in-law.  What their father had disposed of by legacy to children was to stand, and what remained, to be divided into nine parts. To son-in-law John Phillips, one part.  The other eight parts to daughters Naomi Rogers and Tacy Maxson, only his wearing apparel to be divided between his sons, Thomas, Benjamin, and Samuel.  The lands of the deceased that are undivided, to go to sons Samuel, Robert, and Hubbard Burdick.  To son Thomas, two oxen and a hog. To daughter Deborah Crandall, bed, warming pan, &c.  To son Benjamin, heifer, swine, and an iron pot.  To son Samuel, a heifer and a swine.  To son Robert, a cow.  To son Hubbard, a cow.  To daughter Naomi Rogers, a swine, &c.  To daughter, Tacy Maxson, a swine. Inventory, 2 oxen, 2 cows, 2 heifers, 6 swine, mare, wearing apparel, warming pan, pewter, &c.

 

       Ruth Hubbard and Robert Burdick had the following children:

 

           18     i.     5 Burdick.  He died 1683 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI.

           19     ii.     Thomas Burdick was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI 1656.  He married twice.  He married Martha in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, 1678.  He married Penelope Rhodes in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, February 9, 1737/8.

           20     iii.     Naomi Burdick was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI 1658.  She married Jonathan Rogers in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, March 2, 1677/8.  Jonathan was born December 3, 1655.  Jonathan died 1697 at 41 years of age.

           21     iv.     Ruth Burdick was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI 1660.  She married John Phillips in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, circa 1682.

    +      22     v.     Deborah Burdick was born 1662.

           23     vi.     Benjamin Burdick was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI 1666.  Benjamin died 1741 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 74 years of age.  He married twice.  He married Mary Reynolds in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, 1690.  He married Jane Shelly. 

                           He made a will in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, April 25, 1736.  Benjamin's will was probated in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, April 27, 1741.[4]

           24     vii.     Samuel Burdick was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI 1668.  Samuel died 1756 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 87 years of age.  He married Mary Foster in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, 1690.  Mary was born June 14, 1675.  Mary died 1768 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 93 years of age. 

                           He made a will in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, September 2, 1752.  Samuel's will was probated in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, April 30, 1756.

           25     viii.     Tacy Burdick was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI 1670.  Tacy died after 1746/7.  She married Joseph Maxson in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, 1691.  Joseph was born 1672.  Joseph died September 1750 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 78 years of age.  He made a will April 24, 1747.  Joseph's will was probated October 29, 1750.

           26     ix.     Robert Burdick was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI 1674.  Robert died in Westerly, Washington Co, RI.  He married Dorcas Lewis in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, 1720.

           27     x.     Hubbard Burdick was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI 1676.  Hubbard died 1758 in Washington Co, RI, at 81 years of age.  He married Hannah Maxson in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, 1714.  Hannah died circa 1752. 

                           He made a will March 19, 1751/2.  Hubbard's will was probated in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, April 19, 1758.[5]

  

       14.  Rachel4 Hubbard (Samuel 10) was born in Agawam, Hampden Co, MA March 10, 1641/2.  Rachel died circa 1712 in Newport, Newport Co, RI. 

 

       She married Andrew Langworthy in Newport, Newport Co, RI, November 3, 1658.  Andrew was born in Devonshire, England.  (Additional notes for Andrew Langworthy [6])  Andrew died before 1692 in Newport, Newport Co, RI. 

       From the Langworthy Family Genealogy we learn:

       "Little is known of the early history of Andrew Langworthy.  No one can tell where he was born or when.  Of Lawrence Langworthy, the pewterer, who came to Rhode Island at an early date, we know much more. His is the oldest monument in memory of a Langworthy that has been found in America. It is situated in the Willow Cemetary (now called the City Cemetary) in Newport, RI.  The inscription says he was "of Ashburton, in ye county of Devenshire."  He "died Oct. ye 19, 1739, in ye 47 year of his age."

       Some of the prominent genealogists of Rhode Island assume that Andrew was a brother of Lawrence; others that he was father.  Neither hypothesis seems possible for the date of Lawrence's birth appears to be too late. The fact of both having come to Newport suggests that they were probably related and leads us to suppose that Andrew also came from Devonshire. The name is common in that county and has been for a long time.

       On our visit to England in 1927, Mr. Richard Langworthy of Plymouth gave us much valuable information about the family.  He said there were two farms and a village in the parish of North Lue, near Holesworth in North Devon, called Langworthy, a Langworthy farm near Widecombe-in-the-Moor and a residence in Elburton with Langworthy on the gate.  He also gave the names and addresses of many Langworthys and told of several who had met death in the World War. We met a few of the living.  I visted the farm near Widecombe-in-the-Moor and found the surroundings very interesting.  A picture taken from the farmyard shows the appearance of the house and some of the outbuildings.  The farm is not occupied or owned by Langworthys at the present time and has not been for many years but the name Langworthy still persists.

       The author has found many references to Langworthys of past generations. A goodly number lived in Devon; some in other parts of England. Appendix IV gives some of these facts.

       A search of all existing Vital Records of Ashburton and the adjoining parishes of Woodland, Bickington, Islington and Widecombe has been made without revealing any Langworthy to be identified with Andrew unless it might be Andrewe Langworthie, son of Richard, who was baptized at Widecombe "30 Nov. 1610."  Widecombe lies six and one-half miles north of Ashburton which is the principal town in that district.  It has been an important center and still is to some extant.  At one time it was a stanary town and elected two members of Parliament.  It might naturally be given as the place from which one came even if one really came from a neighboring parish.  The name Lawrence Langworthy is common in the records of Ashburton but no Lawrence born between 1690 and 1695, the date of Lawrence of Newport, RI, could be found.  We must keep in mind the incompleteness of the records.  They are mostly church records and only the Established Church kept them with regularity.  If the families from which Andrew and Lawrencecame were not members of that church we could not expect to find any mention of them.  There is a tradition in the branch of the family to which the author belongs that Andrew was driven from the country by religious persecution and fled leaving much property behind.

       We are also without information as to the ship by which Andrew came to America, or when he landed.  Some say he was at Newport as early as 1642 but no exact time for his arrival can be fixed.  The first definite date is the record of his baptism by Rev Obadiah Holmes, "at the mill" in Newport, on Oct. 6, 1652. We do not know his occupation. He bought and sold land but not so extensively as some other pioneers of Newport.  A few deeds are in existence, but the number does not indicate that he was a large landowner.  The Newport records are not very complete, however, because of the treatment they received during the Revolution.  (See Richman's Rhode Island of the American Commonwealth Series, page 259.)

       When the British surrendered Newport in 1779 loyalists seized the town records and placed them on a warship to be carried to New York. The vessel sank in Hellgate, the records were saved but had been soaked in salt water. Washington recovered them through the British general Sir Guy Carleton and they were returned to Newport, where they rested for a long period before an attempt was made to restore them.  As a result the records are fragmentary, much having been permanently lost. In the few deeds to which Andrew was a party his occupation does not appear. Some have suggested that the early Langworthys may have been sailors and certainly some of them were, but there is nothing to indicate that Andrew was a sailor.  There is nothing to suggest that he was a tradesman.  The matter will have to remain in obscurity unless additional information comes to light.

       As to Andrew's character we infer that he was a moral, upright citizen, because of the associations he established.  He was baptized into the membership of Dr. John Clarke's Baptist church at Newport early in its history, married the daughter of Samuel and Tacy (Cooper) Hubbard who were among the most prominent leaders of the Baptist church, and soon joined them in the membership of the recently formed Seventh Day Baptist Church of which they, and Rachel, Andrew's wife, were charter members. The Hubbards were among the sturdiest religious leaders of the colony.

       We have a glimpse of Rachel's household activities in one of her father's letters.  On Feb. 26, 1626/7 he wrote to his nephew, John Brandish of Boston, "....My wife and daughter Langworhty desired me to write about flax, yet if you bring some 20 pound if at a pound of flax for a pound of wool; its so at Stonington; if bring Indian corn its now 4 pound of wool for a bushel & I think it will be more."  Rachel's character seems to have made an impression on the leaders of other communities.  At the close of a long letter to Samuel Hubbard from "the Church of Christ at Providence" dated 18th 2 mo 1670 these words are foumd,

 

       Commend us unto your wife and daughter Rachel.

       Subscribed by the appointment of the church,

       Thomas Olney, senior.

 

       The principal events in the lives of Andrew and Rachel which have come down to us are as follows:

 

       Andrew Langworthy probably born in Devonshire, England.  He may have been Andrewe Langworthie, son of Richard, who was baptized at Widecombe "30 Nov. 1610."  See Widecombe Vital Records, Appendix V.

       6 Oct 1652 - Baptized "at the mill" by Rev. Obadiah Holmes.

       1655 - Freeman of Newport

       10 Mar 1656 - One of 98 to begin negotiations for the purchase of Canonicut (Jamestown Island).  His name was spelled Langworth.

       19 May 1657 - Freeman of "this Collony."

       3 Nov 1658 - Married Rachel Hubbard

       29 Jun 1660 - One of 76 to purchase land in Misquomicutt (or the Narragansett country) from the Indian chieftain, Sosoa.

       7 May 1666 - Member of "Grand Jurry at Newport. Genrl Court of Tryalls."

       1666 - One of 98 persons to sign for the purchase of Canonicut.

       Feb 1676 - Joined Seventh Day Baptist Church in Newport.

       1680 - Taxed 4s. 4d.

       28 Mar 1686 - Samuel Hubbard writes that his three sons-in-law were living.

       4 Jul 1690 - Deeds 50 acres "in Misquomicutt allias Westerly in ye Collony of Rhode Island & providence plantations, which he had purchased of Hugh Moshier, to heirs of William Reap."  Deed is found in Appendix VI.

       Between 1690 and 1692 seems to have been the time of his death.  This is fixed by the date of above deed and the fact that his name is omitted from the church list dated 1692.

 

       Rachel Hubbard and Andrew Langworthy had the following children:

 

           28     i.     Andrew5 Langworthy was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI.  Andrew died 1739 in Newport, Newport Co, RI.

    +      29     ii.     Samuel Langworthy was born circa 1659.

           30     iii.     John Langworthy was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI circa 1661.  John died before 1700 in RI.  He married Elizabeth in RI.  Elizabeth died after 1699/0 in RI.

           31     iv.     Robert Langworthy was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI circa 1675.  Robert died circa 1720 in Little Compton, Newport Co, RI.  He married Patience Brownell in RI.  Patience was born in RI.  Patience died in RI.

           32     v.     James Langworthy was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI circa 1680.  James died 1720 in RI, at 40 years of age.

 

 

 

 Fifth Generation

 

 

       22.  Deborah5 Burdick (Ruth Hubbard 13) was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI 1662. 

 

       She married Rev Joseph Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, circa 1681.  Rev was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1661.  Rev was the son of John Crandall and Mary Opp.  Rev died September 12, 1737 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 76 years of age. 

       20 Apr 1704 - He was chosen Town Councilman, but refused to serve.

       1712 - Kings Town.  He moved thence this year.

       24 Mar 1713 - He deeded 100 acres in Westerly to son John, of that town.

       8 May 1715  - Newport. He was called to pastorate of Seventh Day Baptist Church, being colleague with William Gibson, till latter's death (1717). The charge was given by Elder Gibson, from 1st Epistle Peter, 5th chapter.

 

       She was baptized in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, April 11, 1685. Religion: religion unknown.

 

       Deborah Burdick and Rev Joseph Crandall had the following children:

 

    +      33     i.     John6 Crandall was born circa 1682.

           34     ii.     Lydia Crandall was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1683.  She married Robert Babcock in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, 1701.

    +      35     iii.     Joseph Crandall was born 1684.

           36     iv.     Mary Crandall was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1686.  Mary died 1763 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 77 years of age.  She married Nathaniel Wells in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, 1706.  Nathaniel died 1769 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI.  He made a will July 5, 1763.  Nathaniel's will was probated May 1, 1769. 

                           She was baptized in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, February 9, 1708/9. Religion: religion unknown.

           37     v.     Deborah Crandall was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1688.  Deborah died September 12, 1737 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 49 years of age.  She married George Stillman in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, April 13, 1706.  George was born in Holburn, London, ENG August 1679.  George died 1760 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 80 years of age.  George's occupation: physician.

           38     vi.     Thankful Crandall was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1690.  Thankful died circa 1712 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI.  She married Stephen Saunders in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, 1701.  Stephen died 1746 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI.  He made a will October 28, 1746.  Stephen's will was probated November 24, 1746.

           39     vii.     Tacy Crandall was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1692.  She married John Lewis in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, March 3, 1716/7.  John was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI 1698.

           40     viii.     Jane Crandall was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1694.  Jane died 1730 in Stonington, New London Co, CT, at 36 years of age.  She married Cyrus Richmond in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, January 29, 1717/8.

  

       29.  Samuel5 Langworthy (Rachel Hubbard 14)[7] was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI circa 1659.  Samuel died circa 1711 in Pettaquamscutt, Washington Co, RI. 

 

       He married Rachel in Newport, Newport Co, RI, July 21, 1680.  Rachel died in Pettaquamscutt, Washington Co, RI. 

       "Rachel Langworthy was baptised into the membership of the Westerly Seventh Day Baptist church on July 21, 1708.  Whether it was this Rachel or her daughter we can not tell.

       Nov. 23, 1716, John Phillips and Ruth, his wife, swear that Samuel Langworthy was the oldest son of Andrew Langworthy, "form. of Newport, but died at Pettyquamscott."

       Nov. 26, 1716, Joseph Crandall swears as above and that said Samuel Langworthy and his wife lived at Newport, RI, near Turners Lane, and died at Pettyquamscott.

       Ruth (Burdick) Phillips was own cousin of Samuel, and Joseph Crandall was probably his son-in-law, though there is some uncertainty about this because Joseph's father as well as his oldest son bore the name.

       Nov. 28, 1711 is fixed as the latest possible date of death because at that time another Samuel, undoubtly son of this Samuel, was buying property as grandson and heir of Andrew Langworthy of Newport.

       Tradition says that Samuel was a sailor and the author has a piece of logwood which he is said to have brought from the West Indies.

       It seems probable this family was small since Samuel[3] is referred to as grandson and heir of Andrew, no brothers or sisters mentioned.

       Joseph Crandall in his will charged his sons, Joseph, James and William, to "keep and maintain my sister-in-law, Rachel Langworthy, with all ye comfortable necessaries of life during the time of Her Natural Life." Rachel was probably an unmarried sister of Ann and Samuel though she may have been the widow of an unknown brother.

 

       Samuel Langworthy and Rachel had the following children:

 

    +      41     i.     Samuel6 Langworthy.

    +      42     ii.     Ann Langworthy.

           43     iii.     Rachel Langworthy[8] was born in RI.  Rachel died after 1745/6 in RI.  Rachel died after 19 Feb 1745/6.

 

 

 

 Sixth Generation

 

 

       33.  John6 Crandall (Deborah Burdick 22) was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1682.  John died January 1767 in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, at 84 years of age. 

 

       He married three times.  He married Mary.  Mary was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1683.  Mary died circa 1728 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI.  He married Hannah in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, 1730.  He married Elizabeth Lewis in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, June 28, 1738.  Elizabeth was the daughter of John Lewis and Sarah Babcock. 

 

       He made a will March 1, 1746/7.  John's will was probated in Washington Co, RI, February 3, 1767.[9]

 

       John Crandall and Mary had the following children:

 

           44     i.     Deborah7 Crandall.  She married Joseph Clark in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, April 25, 1729.

           45     ii.     David Crandall.

    +      46     iii.     Mary Crandall was born circa 1710.

           47     iv.     Tacy Crandall was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI ca 1720.  Tacy died June 1, 1795 in White Day Creek, Monongalia Co, WV, at 74 years of age.  She married Thomas William Davis in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, December 28, 1737.  Thomas was born 1719.  Thomas died July 1, 1791 at 72 years of age.

           48     v.     Elizabeth Crandall was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI circa 1721.  Elizabeth died before 1772 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI.  She married Joseph Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, December 13, 1738.  Joseph was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI January 17, 1716/7.  Joseph was the son of Joseph Crandall and Ann Langworthy.  He married Martha Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, September 17, 1772.  Joseph died 1792 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 75 years of age.

   

       John Crandall and Hannah had the following children:

 

           49     vi.     Levi Crandall was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI circa 1731.  He married Anne.

           50     vii.     Abijah Crandall was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI September 17, 1734.  Abijah died September 17, 1787 in Bristol, Hartford Co, CT, at 53 years of age.  He married Sarah Yoemans in Stonington, New London Co, CT, August 29, 1754.

           51     viii.     Elijah Crandall was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI September 17, 1734.  He married Mary Achmady in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, March 28, 1754. 

                            

           52     ix.     Benajah Crandall was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI circa 1735.  Benajah died 1809 in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, at 73 years of age.  He married Elizabeth Slack in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, March 18, 1754.  Elizabeth was born April 26, 1727. 

                           He made a will in Washington Co, RI, November 25, 1808.  Benajah's will was probated in Washington Co, RI, March 6, 1809.[10]  He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War

           53     x.     Martha Crandall was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI December 18, 1736.  She married Joseph Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, September 17, 1772.  Joseph was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI January 17, 1716/7.  Joseph was the son of Joseph Crandall and Ann Langworthy.  He married Elizabeth Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, December 13, 1738.  Joseph died 1792 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 75 years of age.

           54     xi.     Hannah Crandall was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI circa 1737.  She married Nathan Rogers September 17, 1757.  Nathan was born May 6, 1718.  Nathan died March 1794 at 75 years of age.

   

       John Crandall and Elizabeth Lewis had the following children:

 

           55     xii.     David Crandall was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI December 24, 1740.  David died February 24, 1819 in Westford, Chittenden Co, VT, at 78 years of age.  He married Sarah Sherman in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, February 19, 1761.  Sarah died June 14, 1764 in Washington Co, RI.

           56     xiii.     Stephen Crandall was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI December 21, 1742.  He married Isabel Auchmuty in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, December 16, 1762.

  

       35.  Joseph6 Crandall (Deborah Burdick 22) was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI 1684.  Joseph died February 17, 1749/0 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 65 years of age. 

 

       He married Ann Langworthy in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, February 15, 1715/6.  Ann was born in RI.  Ann was the daughter of Samuel Langworthy and Rachel.  Ann died 1773 in Newport, Newport Co, RI.  Ann's will was probated in Newport, Newport Co, RI, November 29, 1773. 

 

       He made a will February 24, 1744/5.  Joseph's will was probated July 30, 1750.

 

       Joseph Crandall and Ann Langworthy had the following child:

 

           57     i.     Joseph7 Crandall was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI January 17, 1716/7.  Joseph died 1792 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 75 years of age.  He married twice.  He married Elizabeth Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, December 13, 1738.  Elizabeth was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI circa 1721.  Elizabeth was the daughter of John Crandall and Mary.  Elizabeth died before 1772 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI.  He married Martha Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, September 17, 1772.  Martha was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI December 18, 1736.  Martha was the daughter of John Crandall and Hannah. 

                            

  

       41.  Samuel6 Langworthy (Samuel 29)[11] was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI.  Samuel died August 1, 1763 in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI. 

 

       He married Mary Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, August 18, 1736.  Mary was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1710.  Mary was the daughter of John Crandall and Mary.  Mary died 1760 in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, at 50 years of age.  Mary's will was probated May 29, 1766. 

 

       He made a will in Washington Co, RI, November 9, 1760.  Samuel's will was probated in Washington Co, RI, August 8, 1763.[12] 

       "Westerly Land Evidences, 1707-1717, Page 92, has this entry:

       `To all people to whom these presents shall com know that I Ebenezer Serls of the town of Stonington and collony of Connectticutt now & for and in consideration of the sale of a tract of Land and dide given by my father John Serls of the town and Collony aforsaid - which ded is to be found & past over unto Andrew Langworthy of the town of Newport and Collony of Rhoad Island and for the consideration of the sum of twenty Shillings to me already paid by the Grandson and heir of the aforesaid Andrew Langworthy Samuel Langworthy of the town of Westerly & Collone of rhoade island do by these presents give convey and confirm unto ye said Samuel Langworthy his heirs & assigns forever a portion & tract of land which befefor mentioned lying and being in the town of Westerly and Collony aforsaid.'

       Ebenezer Searls (seal)

       A long description of the tract of land follows.  The deed is dated "this 28 Day of November in the year 1711 and in the tenth year of the reigne of our Souverigne Lady Ann Queen of Great brittain."

       Another record on file in Westerly Land Evidences, 1707-1717, No. 2, pages 113-114, shows that Samuel Langworthy was one of the group of men who purchased a tract of land comprising about 5300 acres in the town of Westerly which the General Assembly had ordered sold on "the second day of october in the tenth yeare of ye Reigne of her majestie Ann Queen of Great brittaine anno Domine, 1711."  The land was divided according to the amount contributed toward the expenses connected with its transfer which amounted to L6-11s-7d.  Samuel L. made a payment of 1s-9d which would indicate that his share was small.

       Coles's "History of Washington and Kent Counties" makes the statement, pages 768-769, "In 1680 a Mr. Samuel Langworthy (son of Andrew) married Rachel ____.  He with 33 others bought 5300 acres of vacant land in Narragansett which the Assembly ordered sold, Oct. 2nd, 1711."  There may be some question whether it was the father, Samuel[2], or the son but our opinion inclines to the view that it was the son. The homestead founded by Samuel[2] was situated in that part of Westerly, RI, which was later set off as Hopkinton Township and was near Hopkinton City.  It contained 350 to 400 acres and is now owned by a family by the name of Browning.  While some of it is in good tillage the most of it has grown up to weeds, bushes and trees.  It descended to Samuel[4] and Joseph[4] and was finally sold to settle the estate of Robert (120).  It is stony and hard to cultivate. The whole farm was purchased by Mr. Browning for less than $2500.  A quarry to produce the Westerly granite was opened on it but the quality proved too poor to be worth working.  The author used to wonder why so many of his branch of the family had migrated from Rhode Island to the comparatively poor and hilly land of Brookfield, NY, but after visiting the old place he could understand the gain. The old house has been gone for many years, and even the one built by Robert L. to take its place had burned before the author visited the farm in 1902, though its great chimney with several fireplaces still stood.  On the farm are two cemetaries, one of which is said to be the burial place of some Indians. The other undoubtedly is the place where Samuel L.[3] and many of his descendants are laid away. Several rough stones still stand but if they ever bore inscriptions they are past deciphering though the author did find one in 1902 which bore the name Mary. It had disappeared on his last visit. Samuel's will in the stately and formal language of that day disposed of his worldly possessions in minute detail and made his wife Mary his executrix. His wife did not long survive him and her will was approved by the Town Council on May 29, 1776.  Her daughter Elizabeth was appointed Administratrix of her estate."

       [Current compiler's note: Samuel Langworthy and his wife Mary Crandall are second cousins once removed, with Mary being of the later generation. Their common progenitors (ancestors) are Samuel Hubbard, b. 1610, Mendelsham, Suffolkshire, ENG, d. 1689 at Newport, RI and his wife Tacy Cooper, b. 1608, ENG, d. circa 1697 at Newport, RI.]

 

       Samuel Langworthy and Mary Crandall had the following children:

 

           58     i.     Mary7 Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI May 11, 1739.

           59     ii.     Elizabeth Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI May 31, 1741.  Elizabeth died before 1785 in RI.  She married Benjamin Kenyon in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, October 22, 1768.

           60     iii.     Rachel Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI June 8, 1743.  Rachel died after 1793 in RI.  She married Timothy Larkin in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, October 5, 1771.  Timothy was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI October 10, 1736.  Timothy died in RI.

           61     iv.     Samuel Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI November 27, 1745.  Samuel died October 1, 1818 at 72 years of age.  His body was interred in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, First Hopkinton Cemetery.  He married Mercy Saunders in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, January 24, 1771.  Mercy was born September 20, 1752.  Mercy died April 19, 1822 in Washington Co, RI, at 69 years of age.  Her body was interred in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, First Hopkinton Cemetery.  She made a will March 16, 1822.  Mercy's will was probated April 22, 1822.[13] 

                           He made a will April 27, 1818.  Samuel's will was probated October 7, 1818.[14]

           62     v.     Tacy Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI November 20, 1747.  Tacy died in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY.  She married Charles Babcock.  Charles died in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY.

    +      63     vi.     Joseph Langworthy was born February 6, 1748/9.

           64     vii.     Hannah Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI June 21, 1752.  Hannah died in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY.  She married Nathan Brown.  Nathan died in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY.

  

       42.  Ann6 Langworthy (Samuel 29) was born in RI.  Ann died 1773 in Newport, Newport Co, RI. 

 

       She married Joseph Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, February 15, 1715/6.  Joseph was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI 1684.  Joseph was the son of Rev Joseph Crandall and Deborah Burdick.  Joseph died February 17, 1749/0 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 65 years of age.  He made a will February 24, 1744/5.  Joseph's will was probated July 30, 1750. 

 

       Ann's will was probated in Newport, Newport Co, RI, November 29, 1773.

 

       Joseph Crandall and Ann Langworthy had the following child:

 

           57     i.     Joseph7 Crandall was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI January 17, 1716/7.  Joseph died 1792 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, at 75 years of age.  He married twice.  He married Elizabeth Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, December 13, 1738.  Elizabeth was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI circa 1721.  Elizabeth was the daughter of John Crandall and Mary.  Elizabeth died before 1772 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI.  He married Martha Crandall in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, September 17, 1772.  Martha was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI December 18, 1736.  Martha was the daughter of John Crandall and Hannah. 

                            

 

 

 

 Seventh Generation

 

 

       46.  Mary7 Crandall (John 33) was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI circa 1710.  Mary died 1760 in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, at 50 years of age. 

 

       She married Samuel Langworthy in Westerly, Washington Co, RI, August 18, 1736.  Samuel was born in Newport, Newport Co, RI.  Samuel [15] was the son of Samuel Langworthy and Rachel.  Samuel died August 1, 1763 in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI.  He made a will in Washington Co, RI, November 9, 1760.  Samuel's will was probated in Washington Co, RI, August 8, 1763.[16] 

       "Westerly Land Evidences, 1707-1717, Page 92, has this entry:

       `To all people to whom these presents shall com know that I Ebenezer Serls of the town of Stonington and collony of Connectticutt now & for and in consideration of the sale of a tract of Land and dide given by my father John Serls of the town and Collony aforsaid - which ded is to be found & past over unto Andrew Langworthy of the town of Newport and Collony of Rhoad Island and for the consideration of the sum of twenty Shillings to me already paid by the Grandson and heir of the aforesaid Andrew Langworthy Samuel Langworthy of the town of Westerly & Collone of rhoade island do by these presents give convey and confirm unto ye said Samuel Langworthy his heirs & assigns forever a portion & tract of land which befefor mentioned lying and being in the town of Westerly and Collony aforsaid.'

       Ebenezer Searls (seal)

       A long description of the tract of land follows.  The deed is dated "this 28 Day of November in the year 1711 and in the tenth year of the reigne of our Souverigne Lady Ann Queen of Great brittain."

       Another record on file in Westerly Land Evidences, 1707-1717, No. 2, pages 113-114, shows that Samuel Langworthy was one of the group of men who purchased a tract of land comprising about 5300 acres in the town of Westerly which the General Assembly had ordered sold on "the second day of october in the tenth yeare of ye Reigne of her majestie Ann Queen of Great brittaine anno Domine, 1711."  The land was divided according to the amount contributed toward the expenses connected with its transfer which amounted to L6-11s-7d.  Samuel L. made a payment of 1s-9d which would indicate that his share was small.

       Coles's "History of Washington and Kent Counties" makes the statement, pages 768-769, "In 1680 a Mr. Samuel Langworthy (son of Andrew) married Rachel ____.  He with 33 others bought 5300 acres of vacant land in Narragansett which the Assembly ordered sold, Oct. 2nd, 1711."  There may be some question whether it was the father, Samuel[2], or the son but our opinion inclines to the view that it was the son. The homestead founded by Samuel[2] was situated in that part of Westerly, RI, which was later set off as Hopkinton Township and was near Hopkinton City.  It contained 350 to 400 acres and is now owned by a family by the name of Browning.  While some of it is in good tillage the most of it has grown up to weeds, bushes and trees.  It descended to Samuel[4] and Joseph[4] and was finally sold to settle the estate of Robert (120).  It is stony and hard to cultivate. The whole farm was purchased by Mr. Browning for less than $2500.  A quarry to produce the Westerly granite was opened on it but the quality proved too poor to be worth working.  The author used to wonder why so many of his branch of the family had migrated from Rhode Island to the comparatively poor and hilly land of Brookfield, NY, but after visiting the old place he could understand the gain. The old house has been gone for many years, and even the one built by Robert L. to take its place had burned before the author visited the farm in 1902, though its great chimney with several fireplaces still stood.  On the farm are two cemetaries, one of which is said to be the burial place of some Indians. The other undoubtedly is the place where Samuel L.[3] and many of his descendants are laid away. Several rough stones still stand but if they ever bore inscriptions they are past deciphering though the author did find one in 1902 which bore the name Mary. It had disappeared on his last visit. Samuel's will in the stately and formal language of that day disposed of his worldly possessions in minute detail and made his wife Mary his executrix. His wife did not long survive him and her will was approved by the Town Council on May 29, 1776.  Her daughter Elizabeth was appointed Administratrix of her estate."

       [Current compiler's note: Samuel Langworthy and his wife Mary Crandall are second cousins once removed, with Mary being of the later generation. Their common progenitors (ancestors) are Samuel Hubbard, b. 1610, Mendelsham, Suffolkshire, ENG, d. 1689 at Newport, RI and his wife Tacy Cooper, b. 1608, ENG, d. circa 1697 at Newport, RI.]

 

       Mary's will was probated May 29, 1766.

 

       Samuel Langworthy and Mary Crandall had the following children:

 

           58     i.     Mary7 Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI May 11, 1739.

           59     ii.     Elizabeth Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI May 31, 1741.  Elizabeth died before 1785 in RI.  She married Benjamin Kenyon in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, October 22, 1768.

           60     iii.     Rachel Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI June 8, 1743.  Rachel died after 1793 in RI.  She married Timothy Larkin in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, October 5, 1771.  Timothy was born in Westerly, Washington Co, RI October 10, 1736.  Timothy died in RI.

           61     iv.     Samuel Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI November 27, 1745.  Samuel died October 1, 1818 at 72 years of age.  His body was interred in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, First Hopkinton Cemetery.  He married Mercy Saunders in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, January 24, 1771.  Mercy was born September 20, 1752.  Mercy died April 19, 1822 in Washington Co, RI, at 69 years of age.  Her body was interred in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, First Hopkinton Cemetery.  She made a will March 16, 1822.  Mercy's will was probated April 22, 1822.[17] 

                           He made a will April 27, 1818.  Samuel's will was probated October 7, 1818.[18]

           62     v.     Tacy Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI November 20, 1747.  Tacy died in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY.  She married Charles Babcock.  Charles died in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY.

    +      63     vi.     Joseph Langworthy was born February 6, 1748/9.

           64     vii.     Hannah Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI June 21, 1752.  Hannah died in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY.  She married Nathan Brown.  Nathan died in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY.

  

       63.  Joseph7 Langworthy (Samuel 41)[19] was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI February 6, 1748/9.  Joseph died May 6, 1824 in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY, at 75 years of age. 

 

       He married Lois Lewis in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI, January 4, 1776.  Lois was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI 1755.  Lois was the daughter of Elias Lewis and Susannah.  Lois died March 14, 1837 in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY, at 81 years of age. 

       "Joseph was only fourteen years of age at the death of his father from whom he inherited the west half of the homestead farm in Hopkinton. Minute directions about the division of the farm with his brother Samuel were given by the father in his will.  He appears to have cultivated this land until about 1802 for the Hopkinton records reveal that on Oct. 18, 1802, Joseph and Lois Langworthy deeded 130 acres in Hopkinton to Nathan Potter and Elisha Lamphear for $1500.  The Oneida County Clerk's Office (Utica, NY) records that John I. Morgan granted lot 86 in the Twentieth Township of the Chenango Twenty Towns on the Unadilla River to Joseph Langworthy of Bridgewater on April 30, 1803.  To this place which came to be known as Langworthy Hill he brought a large family, born in Hopkinton. Here he spent his last days.  He was a Seventh Day Baptist and though living in Bridgewater he was practically in the same community as those of that faith who had preceeded him in the settlement of Brookfield."

       Joseph Langworthy and Lois Lewis were married by Elder John Gardiner.

 

       Joseph Langworthy and Lois Lewis had the following children:

 

           65     i.     Eunice8 Langworthy[20] was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI May 2, 1776.  Eunice died April 11, 1876 in NY, at 99 years of age.  Eunice Langworthy, a school teacher, never married.  "An old gentleman Mr. Armstrong of Deansboro, NY, whom the author interviewed, was one of her pupils and said she was an excellent instructor."

           66     ii.     Mary (Polly) Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI August 19, 1778.  Mary died May 2, 1845 in Polo, Ogle Co, IL, at 66 years of age.  She married Roderick Kellog.

           67     iii.     William V. Langworthy[21] was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI March 13, 1780.  William died February 14, 1835 in Portage Co, OH, at 54 years of age.  He married twice.  He married Abigail in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY.  Abigail died in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY.  He married Charlotte Weaver in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY.  Charlotte was born 1785.  Charlotte died 1848 in Brimfield, Portage Co, OH, at 63 years of age.  William V. Langworthy's second wife was Mrs. Charlotte (Weaver) French, sister of Joshua Weaver who married William's sister Susan.

    +      68     iv.     Joseph L. Langworthy was born April 8, 1780.

           69     v.     Susannah Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI September 19, 1782.  Susannah died 1887 in Des Moines, Polk Co, IA, at 104 years of age.  She married Joshua Weaver 1806.  Joshua was born July 13, 1780.  Joshua died August 20, 1842 at 62 years of age.

           70     vi.     Elias Lewis Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI October 10, 1789.  Elias died October 14, 1848 in Brookfield, Madison Co, NY, at 59 years of age.  He married Martha Mills in Madison Co, NY, March 9, 1813.  Martha was born March 18, 1794.  Martha died January 21, 1875 in NY, at 80 years of age.

           71     vii.     Dorcas Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI June 1790.  Docas Langworthy died unmarried.

           72     viii.     Elisabeth (Betsey) Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI February 22, 1793.  She married Harris Took.

           73     ix.     Peleg Harris Langworthy[22] was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI June 16, 1794.  Peleg died March 21, 1886 in Milton, Rock Co, WI, at 91 years of age.  He married Miranda Goodwin in NY, February 4, 1822.  Miranda was born December 4, 1800.  Miranda died January 24, 1885 in Milton, Rock Co, WI, at 84 years of age.  Peleg Harris Langworthy came to Bridgewater, NY about 1803. Lived in Sangerfield, NY, but later moved to the vicinity of Milton, WI, where he died.

           74     x.     Harriet Langworthy was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI April 5, 1800.  Harriet died March 26, 1865 at 64 years of age.

 

 

 

 Eighth Generation

 

 

       68.  Joseph L.8 Langworthy (Joseph 63)[23] was born in Hopkinton Twp, Washington Co, RI April 8, 1780.  Joseph died February 16, 1860 in Shalersville, Portage Co, OH, at 79 years of age. 

 

       He married Persis (Percey) Cotton in NY.  Persis was born in Hartland, Windsor Co, VT July 22, 1786.  Persis was the daughter of Willard Cotton and Marcy Gallup.  Persis died September 1872 in Jefferson, Ashtabula Co, OH, at 86 years of age. 

       He seems to have been a farmer in Bridgewater, NY. Joseph Langworthy and "Percey" his wife deeded land in Bridgewater to Amos D. Brown, Feb. 5, 1827.  Perhaps this marks the date when the family moved to Ohio.  Both were in poor health during their last years.  They lived for ten years with their daughter, Lucy Ann Smith.

       Notice of his death appeared 7 Mar 1860 in the Portage County Democrat newspaper.  This notice stated that he was 80 years of age at death, was an early settler, and resided for the last 7 years with his son-in-law, Sterling Smith.

 

       Joseph L. Langworthy and Persis (Percey) Cotton had the following children:

 

           75     i.     DeLorme9 Langworthy was born in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY.  He died at seven years old.

           76     ii.     Emma Langworthy[24] was born in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY January 18, 1806.  Emma died June 1, 1842 in Persia, Cattaraugus Co, NY, at 36 years of age.  She married Oliver Chase Babcock in NY, November 10, 1827.  Oliver was born in NY June 8, 1807.  Oliver died November 21, 1886 in Persia, Cattaraugus Co, NY, at 79 years of age. 

                           Emma Langworthy and Oliver C. Babcock moved from Brookfield, NY to Cattaraugus Co, NY, in 1828 and built a log house in which all of their children were born except the first and last. Four children died in infancy.

           77     iii.     Calista Langworthy was born in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY November 21, 1807.  Calista died June 8, 1874 in NY, at 66 years of age.  She married Josiah Witter in NY, February 28, 1828.  Josiah was born February 15, 1805.  Josiah died November 17, 1872 at 67 years of age.

           78     iv.     Lucy Ann Langworthy was born in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY July 26, 1809.  Lucy died June 28, 1884 at 74 years of age.  She married Sterling Smith October 24, 1832.

           79     v.     Lois Langworthy was born in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY April 12, 1812.  Lois died April 12, 1885 in OH, at 73 years of age.  She married Cornelius Udell in Jefferson, Ashtabula Co, OH, January 12, 1832.  Cornelius was born March 21, 1808.  Cornelius died February 14, 1879 in OH, at 70 years of age.

           80     vi.     Diantha Langworthy[25] was born in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY September 24, 1816.  Diantha died May 1, 1902 at 85 years of age.  She married twice.  She married Simon Brown September 1839.  Simon died July 1886.  She married Anson Alger December 1868.  Anson died August 1893.  Diantha Langworthy had no children by either husband.

    +      81     vii.     Malvina Langworthy was born April 17, 1819.

 

 

 

 Ninth Generation

 

 

       81.  Malvina9 Langworthy (Joseph L. 68) was born in Bridgewater, Oneida Co, NY April 17, 1819.  Malvina died May 14, 1884 in OH, at 65 years of age. 

 

       She married Vincent L. Demow in Portage Co, OH, April 11, 1838.[26]  Vincent was born in NY February 20, 1814.  (Additional notes for Vincent L. Demow [27])  Vincent died June 2, 1887 in OH, at 73 years of age. 

       His surname may be De Mon, Demon, Demontt, Deman, or Damon.  Several records for his children give the surname as Demow.  His marriage record to Malvina Langworthy has the name recorded as Deman.  The marriage of his daughter Celestia has her name recorded as Demow.  In the 1840 cenus for Mantua Twp, Portage Co, OH, Vincent Demow is listed on page 179.

 

       Malvina Langworthy and Vincent L. Demow had the following children:

 

    +      82     i.     Celestia Diantha10 Demow was born December 12, 1839.

           83     ii.     Gilbert Marvin Demow was born in Shalersville, Portage Co, OH May 9, 1844.  Gilbert died February 1845 in Shalersville, Portage Co, OH, at less than one year of age.

           84     iii.     Leona Persis Demow was born in Shalersville, Portage Co, OH July 15, 1846.  Leona died in OH.  She married Clarence E. Case in OH, December 25, 1883.  Clarence died February 1885.

    +      85     iv.     Frank A. Demow was born September 7, 1852.

           86     v.     Cora Geneva Demow was born in Shalersville, Portage Co, OH October 16, 1855.  Cora died June 1896 at 40 years of age.  She married Willard Carver in OH, October 28, 1874.  Willard died 1888.

 

 

 

 Tenth Generation

 

 

       82.  Celestia Diantha10 Demow (Malvina Langworthy 81)[28] was born in Shalersville, Portage Co, OH December 12, 1839.  Celestia died July 14, 1916 in Winston, Daviess Co, MO, at 76 years of age.  Her body was interred July 16, 1916 in Winston, Daviess Co, MO, Winston. 

 

       She married Sylvester R. Johnson in Franklin Twp, Portage Co, OH, October 6, 1861.[29]  Sylvester was born in Shalersville, Portage Co, OH July 28, 1840.  Sylvester [30] was the son of Ebenezer Johnson and Annis (Annie) Stoddard.  Sylvester died October 6, 1932 in Winston, Daviess Co, MO, at 92 years of age.  His body was interred October 8, 1932 in Winston, Daviess Co, MO, Winston.  He made a will in Daviess Co, MO, March 17, 1925.  Sylvester's will was probated in Daviess Co, MO, October 17, 1932.[31] 

       Sylvester R. Johnson served in the Civil War, Company F, 42nd Ohio Infantry.

       The following historical summary of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment taken from the Internet and was compiled by L. Stevens, 10 August 1995

       The organization of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment was completed in November, 1861, and in December it took the field under James A. Garfield.  The following fall it served for a time on the Kanawha, in Western Virginia.  December found it part of Sherman's army in the unsuccessful attack on the Bluffs at Vicksburg, and immediately afterwards it participated in the capture of Arkansas Post. It fought gallantly in the various battles incident to the campaign resulting in the surrender of Vicksburg, and afterwards was ordered to New Orleans.  This Regiment had lost 1 officer and 20 men killed, and 18 officers and 325 men wounded. It was mustered out in the winter of 1864, excepting about 100 men who were assigned to the 96th Ohio. L. Stevens.  Last updated August 10 1995

       From military records we learn that Sylvester R. Johnson:

       5 Oct 1861 - Mustered in at Ravenna, Portage Co, Ohio for three years, private, age 21.

       31 Oct 1861 - Present on the Muster Roll

       31 Dec 1861 - On the Muster Roll

       Jan & Feb 1862 - Present on the Muster Roll

       1 May 1862 - Promoted to corporal

       Mar & Apr 1862 - Absent, sick in hospital Black River Bridge, Miss. (near Vicksburg)

       1862 thru Aug 1863 - Present on the Muster Roll

       21 Aug 1863 - Promoted to Sergeant

       Sep 1863 thru Feb 1864 - Absent. Detached in Pioneer Corp

       Mar 1864 thru Oct 1864 - Present on the Muster Roll

       19 Nov 1864 - Mustered out, Camp Chase, Columbus, OH. Clothing account last settled 31 Dec 1863.  Amount for clothing in kind or money advanced, $43.85.  Due $100.00.

       In 1868 he moved to Winston, Daviess Co, MO with his wife and daughter Vareina.

       30 Sep 1886 - The Pension Office, Dept of the Interior provides a statement as to the service, disability, and hospital treatment of Sylvester Johnson, file no. 582,651.  The serive statement matches that above and further states tha he was disabled by chonic diarrhea at Vicksburg, Miss. in May 1863, resulting in dyspepsia and disease of stomach.  He was treated at the Convalescent Hospital at Black River Bridge.

       9 Jun 1887 - Ohio, Portage Co, a former neighbor and friend, Mary Ann Nicholds, of Shalersville, goes before a Notary Public and declares; that `I have known Sylvester Johnson since He Returned From the Service in Nov, 1864'; that `He was afflicted with Dispepsy and chronic Diarrhea at that time';  that `He was ailing and unfit to do any manual labor of any kind during the 4 years that He Lived in this State.  I know For i saw Him allmost Dailly during His Residence Here'; that `I lived as Neighbor to Him within 40 Rods';  that `I was intimate with his Family at that time'; that `I Have Seen Him Since in His Home in Winston, Mo.';  and that `He was Still ailing and unfit to do Manual Labor at that time.'

       3 Jul 1887 - War Department, Adjuntant General's Office, provides a statement of service that matches the above account.

       14 July 1890 - Evidently his prior pension claim had been rejected for on this date he files a Declaration For Original Invalid Pension.  In the application he states that he is 50 years old, residing in Winston, MO, that he is 5 feet, 7 inches in height, with dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair, and that he is suffering from dispepsia, constipation, and general disability.  He declares that he has never received a pension, but that he has applied for a pension and refers to his prior file no. 582,651. This application was witnessed by Simon Brady and George W. See.

       Evidently this pension claim was accepted and he was granted a pension under file no. 733,042.  He dutifully filed Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Pensions requests for additional information on 4 May 1898, 22 Sep 1899, 16 Feb 1907, 18 May 1912, 5 May 1924, and 3 Jun 1926.  In each filing he attested to the name of his wife, date and place of marriage, names and birthdates of his children, his physical description, and ailments.

       When he died at age 92, he was receiving $100 per month for his Civil War pension.  He left an estate valued at $1497.99.  His death certificate gives the cause of death as apoplexy and senility.  He is buried in the Winston Cemetery which can be seen from the front yard of his former home.  Your compiler visited the home and cemetery in June, 1995.  The home now owned by another family, is still in use.  The large stone that Sylvester placed in the yard is still there.  The stone sits in a large yard that was formerly used for family gathering, birthday parties, Civil War reunions. Numerous photos of these gatherings exist and nearly all parties had their photos taken on or near the large stone.  The present owner informed me that similar stone exists in a nearby ravine which is probably where Sylvester obtained his stone. Dates were inscribed on the stone but are now weathered to a nearly unreadable state.

 

       Celestia Diantha Demow and Sylvester R. Johnson had the following children:

 

           87     i.     Vareina (Reina) Leona11 Johnson was born in Shalersville, Portage Co, OH October 24, 1867.  Vareina died December 10, 1899 in Hamilton, Caldwell Co, MO, at 32 years of age.  She married Milton Markle Steele in Winston, Daviess Co, MO, November 8, 1887.[32]  Milton was born in Blaine, Boone Co, IL January 9, 1865.  Milton was the son of Henry Wilson Steele and Margaret Anna Markle.  He married Edna Kilbourne after 1899.  Milton died June 9, 1936 in Beaumont, Riverside Co, CA, at 71 years of age.  His body was interred June 11, 1936 in Beaumont, Riverside Co, CA, Mountain View.  Milton's occupation: barber. 

                           After his first wife died, Milton's children were raised by various relatives. He moved to California about 1895 and married secondly, Edna Kilbourne.  They had no children.  From the 1914 and 1916 Napa Co, CA directories, Edna is known to have operated a rooming house, The Palms, 215 N. Pearl St, Napa, CA, and Milton is listed as a barber. Milton's Mother appears with him and his wife in an old photo of The Palms.  When his mother died in 1915, Milton gave his residence as Calistoga, CA.  In March 1925, he settled in Cherry Valley, Riverside Co, CA and worked as a barber in nearby Beaumont until Jan 1935.  In the 1930 Riverside Co registry of voters his occupation is given as orchardist.  When Milton died his address was listed as RR #1, Box 220, Cherry Valley, CA.  Edna remained in Cherry Valley until 1941 when she moved to Loma Linda, San Bernardino Co, CA, where she died 26 Oct 1960, aged 91.

                           BEAUMONT GAZETTE, Thursday, June 11, 1936

                           MILTON M. STEELE SUDDENLY CALLED

                           Milton M. Steele, 71 years of age, died at 1 a.m. last Monday at his home in Cherry Valley, where he had resided on rural route 1 for eleven years preceding his death.

                           A few months ago Mr. Steele was stricken with paralysis, but had apparently recovered from the attack, and was in fairly good health until quite recently.  Friends of many years met and talked with him as late as last Sunday noting no indications of growing indisposition.  On Monday two attacks were suffered, and affected the heart to an extent that could not be overcome.

                           Mr. Steele was a native of Illinois, but came to California forty years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Steele; a son, Herbert N. Steele, of San Diego; three daughters, Mrs. Erma Black and Mrs. Ruth Amsler, residing in Missouri, and Mrs. Mable Buchanan, living in Nebraska; he also had a sister, Mrs. Cora Holmes, who lives in Glendale, and a brother H. B. Steele, of Tucson, Arizona.  The widow was in attendance at a state convention of Seventh Day Adventists in San Francisco when death claimed Mr. Steele, and was summoned by telegraph.

                           Impressive services were held this afternoon for Mr. Steele at Grooms Chapel, attended by many former neighbors and friends of the deceased. Rev. Flaiz, Adventist minister, came from Loma Linda to officiate at the service, and interment in Mountain View Cemetery followed. Vareina died about two years after the birth of her daughter Ruth Ilene Steele. Herbert and Ruth were raised by their Father and later by their Aunt Cora (Steele) and Uncle Paul Holmes.  Mabel was raised by her Aunt Mabel (Johnson) and Uncle Guy Story. Erma and Edna Steele were raised by their grandparents Sylvester and Celestia Johnson.

           88     ii.     Horace Leray Johnson[33] was born in Jefferson Twp, Daviess Co, MO November 30, 1871.  Horace died March 13, 1927 in Jefferson Twp, Daviess Co, MO, at 55 years of age.  His body was interred March 15, 1927 in Winston, Daviess Co, MO, Winston.  He married Annie Maude Miller in Darlington, Gentry Co, MO, February 14, 1893.  Annie was born in Gentry Co, MO October 15, 1873.  Annie died January 8, 1963 in Pueblo, Pueblo Co, CO, at 89 years of age.  Her body was interred in Pueblo, Pueblo Co, CO. 

                          

                           From "History of Daviess and Gentry Counties, Missouri," published 1922:

                           "H. L. JOHNSON, well known in both Daviess and Gentry counties, is the competent postmaster at Winston, Daviess County.  He was appointed to that office by President Harding on Dec. 19, 1921, and assumed the duties of the office on Feb. 1, 1922.

                           Mr. Johnson was born, Nov. 30, 1871 in the house where he now lives.  His parents, Sylvester and Celestia (DeMow) Johnson, were both natives of Portage County, Ohio.  The father was born, July 28, 1840, and the mother, Dec. 12, 1839.  They were married in Ohio, and came to Daviess County, MO, in 1868.  Mrs. Johnson died in 1916, and her remains are buried in the Winston Cemetery.  Mr. Johnson still lives on a part of the home place.  He owned at one time 140 acres of land in Jefferson Township, but gave all of it except 40 acres to his children some time ago.  He is a veteran of the Civil War. He served in Company F. 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, organized by Colonel James A. Garfield.  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had the following children:  Vareina L., married Mr. Steele, and is now dead; H. L., the subject of this sketch;  Mabel M., the wife of G. L. Story of Winston: Newton S., living at Missoula, Montana;  and Garfield, died in infancy.      H. L. Johnson attended the public schools, and spent three years as a student in the Stanberry Normal School.  He graduated from that institution in business and shorthand.  He operated a farm for six years in Gentry County, then took up newspaper work and in 1901, he established the Winston Sentinel.  In 1919, he became connected with the Winston Bank as the assistant cashier, and he still maintains his interest in the bank. He resigned his position in the bank to accept his present office.

                           H. L. Johnson was married Feb. 14, 1893 to Anna M. Miller of Gentry County.  Her parents, now dead, were W. H. and Nancy Miller.  W, H. Miller was the first white boy born in Gentry County.  Mrs. Johnson was educated at the Stanberry Normal School, and taught school for two years in Gentry County.  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have two children: Juanita, married H. R. Hupp of Holly, Col., and has two children, Carol Joy and William;  and Alma, the wife of Allen F. Wynne, a traveling salesman in Daviess County.

                           Mr. Johnson is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge.  He is a Republican.  In 1908, he was elected the representative from Daviess County to the 45th General Assembly of Missouri.  He was a strong advocate of the County School Supervision law, and was a member of the sub committee of four, appointed to revise the road laws as they applied to counties under the township organization.  Mr. Johnson is a capable and popular official, and is intensely interested in every movement for civic improvement."

           89     iii.     Mabel Melvina Johnson was born in Jefferson Twp, Daviess Co, MO September 25, 1875.  Mabel died November 8, 1963 at 88 years of age.  Her body was interred in Winston, Daviess Co, MO, Winston.  She married Guy Louis Story in Daviess Co, MO, February 1896.  Guy was born in Clay Center, Clay Co, KS.

           90     iv.     Newton Sylvester Johnson was born in Jefferson Twp, Daviess Co, MO April 2, 1878.  Newton died September 10, 1955 Missoula, MT, at 77 years of age.  His body was interred September 13, 1955 Missoula, MT.  He married Zetta Curtner in Daviess Co, MO, July 5, 1902. 

                           The Missoulian, Sunday, 11 Sep 1955, page 6, column 2.

                           "Newton S. Johnson Dies at 77.........Newton S. Johnson, 77, 2611 S. Higgins Avenue, died Saturday afternoon at a convalescent home.  Mr. Johnson was born April 2, 1878, in Winston, MO. He had lived in Missoula most of his life.  He was employed as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Methodist Church.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sam Meyers, Missoula, and Mrs. John W. Caven, Spokane; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are pending at Squires-Simmons-Carr Rose Mortuary."

           91     v.     Arthur Garfield Johnson was born in Jefferson Twp, Daviess Co, MO July 18, 1880.  Arthur died December 8, 1880 in Jefferson Twp, Daviess Co, MO, at less than one year of age.  His body was interred in Winston, Daviess Co, MO, Winston.  Lying near the stove, he died tragically when a pan of boiling water fell on him.

  

       85.  Frank A.10 Demow (Malvina Langworthy 81) was born in Shalersville, Portage Co, OH September 7, 1852.  Frank died in near Cleveland, OH. 

 

       He married Eva Price in OH, 1880.  Eva was born in OH.  Eva died in near Cleveland, OH.

 

       Frank A. Demow and Eva Price had the following child:

 

           92     i.     Ivah11 Demow was born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, OH July 12, 1880.  Ivah died August 16, 1921 in Akron, Summit Co, OH, at 41 years of age.  Her body was interred in Hiram Rapids, Portage Co, OH.  She married Oliver Kaser in OH, October 22, 1895.  Oliver was born in OH September 10, 1866.  Oliver died September 27, 1932 in Franklin Twp, Portage Co, OH, at 66 years of age.  His body was interred in Hiram Rapids, Portage Co, OH.

 



[1]. C. C. Van Deventer, The Ancestry and Descendants of Rev. Henry Clark  (1902), (hereafter cited as Rev Henry Clark). 

[2]. John O. Austin., Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island  (first published 1887, reprint GPC, Baltimore, 1982), (hereafter cited as Gen Dic of RI); Edward Warren Day., 1000 Years of Hubbard History, 866 to 1895  (Harlan Page Hubbard, New York,  1895), (hereafter cited as Hubbard History, Day); and Rev Henry Clark. 

[3]. Gen Dic of RI; Hubbard History, Day; and Rev Henry Clark. 

[4]. Gol 2, pp 344-345, Westerley, Washington Co, RI.

[5]. Gol 1, pp 16-18, Hopkinton, Washington Co, RI.

[6]. Gen Dic of RI; and William Franklin Langworthy, The Langworthy Family  (Hamilton, NY, 1940), (hereafter cited as Langworthy Family). 

[7]. Langworthy Family. 

[8]. Langworthy Family. 

[9]. Tol 1, pp 95-96, Hopkinton, Washington Co, RI.

[10]. RI, Washington Co, Hopkinton, Tol 4, p158.

[11]. Langworthy Family. 

[12]. RI, Washington CO, Hopkinton, Lol 1, pp 67-68.

[13]. Sol 5, p 178, Hopkinton, Washington Co, RI.

[14]. RI, Washington Co, Hopkinton, Lol 5, pp 24-26,.

[15]. Langworthy Family. 

[16]. RI, Washington CO, Hopkinton, Lol 1, pp 67-68.

[17]. Sol 5, p 178, Hopkinton, Washington Co, RI.

[18]. RI, Washington Co, Hopkinton, Lol 5, pp 24-26,.

[19]. Langworthy Family. 

[20]. Langworthy Family. 

[21]. Langworthy Family. 

[22]. Langworthy Family. 

[23]. Langworthy Family. 

[24]. Langworthy Family. 

[25]. Langworthy Family. 

[26]. OH, Portage Co, Marr Records, Vol 1, p1261.

[27]. 1850 Census, OH, Portage Co, Shalersville Twp, page 230 

[28]. Celestia Diantha DEMOW either changed her surname, or there was a misreading of the records, or the clerk wrote it wrong.  Her marriage record has clearly written, DEMOW. However, the marriage record of her parents, Vincent L. DEMAN and Malvina LANGWORTHY, clearly has DEMAN.

                An examination of the 1850 Ohio Census reveals many instances of the surname DEMAN/DAMON, and no occurances of the surname, DEMOW. Additionally, some of the other DEMAN/DAMON family given names are consistent with the given names of the children of Vincent DEMAN.  

[29]. OH, Portage Co, Marr Records, Vol 6, p 12.

[30]. John C. Leopard, History of Daviess & Gentry Co, MO  (Historical Publishing Co, Topeka, Indianaplois, 1922), (hereafter cited as Daviess & Gentry Co).  Research and personal knowledge of Zella Juanita Hupp, 5830 5825 Rd, Olathe, CO 81425-9802, and other grandchildren of Sylvester & Celestia Johnson.  Mrs. Hupp, now deceased, is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints and submitted her research to Church Archives in the manner required of its members.

 

                DCs for Sylvester and Celestia Johnson.

 

                National Archives Civil War Military and Pension Records

 

                Following are references for the 42nd Ohio Infantry, Civil War: "Ohio In The War - Volume II" Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868

 

                "The Forty-Second Ohio Infantry"  A History of the organization and services of that regiment in the War of the Rebellion; with biographical sketches of its field officers and a full roster of the regiment. Compiled and written for the Veterans' Ass ociation of the Forty-Second Ohio, by Private of Company "A", F.H. Mason. F.H. Mason. Cobb, Andrews and Co. Publishers. Cleveland 1876

 

                "Under the Flag of the Nation, Diaries and Letters of a Yankee Volunteer" Owen Johnston Hopkins.  Edited by Otto F. Bond. Columbus, 1961

 

                "The Wild Life of the Army" Civil War Letters of James A. Garfield. Edited by Frederick D. Williams. Michigan State University Press 1964. President Garfield was the first Colonel of the 42nd Ohio.

 

                "Down the Rivers"  Civil War Diary of Thomas Benton White. 42nd O.V.I. Thomas B. White.  Kentucky Historical Society. Register, LXVII, 134-174. 1969

 

                "My Dear Carrie"  The Civil War Letters of George K. Pardee and Family. George K. Pardee, 42nd O.V.I.  Edited by Robert H. Jones with Caroline Pardee.  Summit County Historical Society. Akron, Ohio 1994. Located at University of Akron.  

[31]. MO, Daviess Co, Probate 3181.

[32]. MO, Daviess Co, Marriage Book H, p154.

[33]. Daviess & Gentry Co.