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Family of
Samuel Eels and his wife Anna Lenthal
 visit the following link for a neat page on our EELLS
Also see the write up on Nathaniel Eells husband of Hulda White by Larry E. Reid
See write up about our cousin Samuel Eells born 10 May 1810, founder of Alpha Delta Phi Society at:
Books with Eells info...
Ells-Eells-Eels, Rust and Allied Families, a genealogical study with biographical notes by
Estelle Ells (Eells) Rust 1954
The Eells Family of Dorchester, Massachusetts by Frank F. Starr
Middletown Upper Houses by Charles C. Adams
Records Extracted from Barnstable, Devon, Parish Registers,
1538-1675 by Anthony R. Wagner, Richmond Herald, College of Arms, London, England
Families of Early Milford, CT
Eells Family History in America 1633-1952 by Rev. Myron Eells

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The father of Samuel Eells was John Eells who migrated from England in 1633 to Dorchester, MA. John became a freeman on 14 May 1634. John was admission to Dorchester church before 14 May 1634 and to the Windsor church before 3 May 1640 where the baptism of his son Samuel Eells was.

1. Samuel Eells born 1 May 1640 Dorchester, Norfolk, MA bp. Dorchester 3 May 1640 "his father being member of the church of Windsor was by communion of churches baptized" died 21 Apr 1709 Hingham, Plymouth, MA married first on 1 Aug 1663 at Lynn, Essex, MA (Lynn VR 2:336 as Samuel Salls) to Anna Lenthal born 1649 Weymouth, MA died Feb 1687 Milford, North Haven, CT daughter of Rev. Robert Lenthal. Samuel married second 22 Aug 1689 Hingham, MA to widow Sarah (Bateman) North abt 7 Oct 1648 or 6 (3) 1651 Boston, Suffolk, MA died 9 Feb 1717 Scituate, Plymouth, MA daugther of John and Hannah Bateman and widow of Edward North who had died bef 26 July 1683 Boston, Suffolk, MA. After Samuel Eells death Sarah married 3rd to Joseph Peck who died 1711.

Eells Family History In America 1633-1952 by Rev. Myron Eells
Samuel Eells, and his father John Eells, returned to England at the time of the Cromwell War. He return to America in 1661.
Ells-Eells-Eels, Rust and Allied Families, a genealogical study with biographical notes
by Estelle Ells (Eells) Rust 1954
Major Samuel Eells as he was called, son of John Eells, was baptized at Dorchester, MA, 3 May 1640 about two days old by Rev. Richard Matthew and died in Hingham, MA 21 Apr 1709. He was an infant when his father returned to England and apparently did not return to America until he was at least 21 years old. Next we find him in Milford, CT where his marriage took place. In 1662 he settled at Milford, New Haven, CT where county records show that he served on juries at various dates from Nov 1666 to April 1671. On 15 May 1670 he was admitted to the church and his wife was also admitted 10 July of the same year. He served on committee chosen by the town in 1677 to transcribe from "Old books what is necessary to ye New books as grants of land, etc," at Milford CT. Samuel Eells was a clerk of the County court, deputy, commissioner, town clerk, settler at Hingham, MA in 1689, weaver, owner of a fulling mill, selectman, justice of the peace, deputy to the General Court and soldier in King Philip's War.
Great Migration Begins shows that Samuel was in MA when he married Anna Lenthal
Samuel Eells came to Milford with his bride in 1668. After his wife's death, Samuel settled at Hingham, of which he was representative in 1705. Purchased nine acres of land, meadow and orchard in Hingham in 1705. Upon his death, the Wharf Lane property was inherited by his son, Col. Samuel Eells.
The Eells-Stow House believed to be the oldest house in Milford, CT, takes part of its name from the Eells family, who arrived in Milford in the later 17th century from the Boston area. It was built by Samuel Eells about 1670. It was sold, in 1754, by his grandson, Nathaniel Eells to Captain Stephen Stowe.
See for more information on Sarah Bateman’s family along with picture of the Eells/Stow house
From “OUR FOLKS” by Albert D. Hart, JR Sarah Batman North was mother of Hannah, and twins Sarah and Paul North
Children of Samuel and Anna Lenthal most of the vital records are from Milford, New Haven, CT
1.1 Samuel Eells born 1 June 1664 died 16 July 1665 same place
1.2 John Eells born 3 July 1665 (Milford VR's) died 13 July 1665 same place
1.3 Samuel Eells born 2 Sept 1666 Milford, New Haven, CT bpt 5 June 1670 Milford Congregational Church vol 1 page 11 married 1st 1689 Hester Oviatt born 20 March 1665/6 Milford, CT died 27 April 1700; Samuel married 2nd abt 1701 to Martha (Whiting) Bryan born abt 1662 Milford, New Haven, CT died 7 March 1740 Milford, CT widow of Captain Samuel Bryan of Milford, CT and dau of Rev. John Whiting of Hartford, CT; Samuel married 3rd to Rebeckah (Wilkinson) Baldwin born 8 Aug 1676 died abt 1751/2 widow of Samuel Baldwin of Milford, CT and dau of Edward and Rebecca (Smith) Wilkinson
Col. Samuel Eells was a very prominent in the affairs of both Milford and New Haven Colony.
The Kirbys of New England page 140
Colonel Samuel Eells married 1st Hester Oviatt, born Mar 20, 1665 daughter of Thomas Oviatt of Hartford, CT
Bullard and Allied Families page 27
The Estate of Thomas Oviatt was inventoried 30 May 1691 (New Haven Probate Records). His will named the following heirs: Widow, Frances; Hester and Amey "both married;" Frances aged 22; Samuel aged 19; Abigail, aged 17; Thomas aged 14; and Dorothy aged 11. The vital Records of the town of Milford show the following children of Thomas and Frances Oviatt: John born May 11, 1664; Hester, born March 20, 1665/6; Amy born Feb 10, 1667/8; Frances born Nov 1, 1669; Samuel born Nov 24, 1672; Abigail born Aug 17, 1674; Thomas born Aug 20, 1677
Children of Samuel and Hester all born in Milford, CT:
1.3.1 Samuel Eells born Oct 1698 bpt 6 Nov 1698 died 24 Jan 1789 married Deborah Burwell born bpt 18 April 1697 died 9 Feb 1778 dau of Samuel and Deborah (Merwin) Burwell
Children of Samuel and Deborah all born in Milford, CT:         Sarah Eells born bpt 19 July 1730 Samuel Eells born bpt 19 July 1730 died 8 April 1804 married 25 Dec 1786 married Sarah Welch dau of Thomas and Mary Welch Deborah Eells born 8 Feb 1733 Lenthal Eells  died young Lidea Eells Esther Eells born bpt 5 Nov 1732 Lenthal Eells born bpt 21 March 1735 died abt 1815 married Mary Smith
            Children of Lenthal and Mary all born in Milford, CT:
   John Eells  bpt 5 July 1767 Diana Eells bpt 5 April 1772 married Isaac Platt Polly Eells Amy Eells Content Eells born abt 1762 Desire Eells twin Patty Eells twin Mary Eells married  26 May 1780 Absolam Tinker of Waterbury, CT son of Benjamin                        Tinker Esther Eells married  29 Jan 1781 Jared Terrell born 25 Dec 1757 son of Moses and Susanna (Barnes) Terrell Daniel Eells born abt /1781 died Aug 1844 Greenwood, Crawford, PA married Polly Thomas 1785-1843
Daniel and Polly moved to Ashtabula county OH in 1830, where they remained until in 1835 then moved to Crawford county PA and from there to Allamakee county IA 1851 being among the pioneers of Union Prairie township
Children of Daniel and Polly (Eells books shows 8 children but census shows more): Edward Eells born 7 Jan 1804 Waterbury, New Haven, CT died 19 April 1859 Allamakee county IA buried Oakland –Main Cemetery married Anna Howell 1805-1852 buried Oakland –Main Cemetery
Mr. Eells, of Union Prairie, Allamakee county, died very suddenly last Monday week. He is supposed to have died from appoplexy. At dinner he was as well as usual and eat heartily, and before three o'clock he was a corpse.
source: The Hawkeye; Burlington, Iowa; May 3, 1859
1850 Federal census Greenwood, Crawford, PA Oct 1850
Edward Eells age 45 farmer born NY
Anna Eells age 44 born NY
Giles Eells age 22 farmer born NY
Andrew Eells age 20 farmer born NY
Martha Eells age 18 born OH
Enos Eells age 16 farmer born OH
Edward Eells age 14 born OH
Catharine Eells age 12 born PA
Daniel Eells age 9 born PA
Dayton Eells age 6 born PA
1856 state census Union Prairie, Allamakee, IA
                                    Edward Eells age 52 born CT farmer
                                    Jiles P. Eells age 28 born NY farmer
A.J. Eells age 26 born OH farmer
                                    Catherine Eells age 26 born PA house keeper
                                    Daniel Eells age 15 born PA farming
                                    Spicer D. Eels age 11 born PA
Agnes Mason age 23 born Norway
Children of Edward and Anna:
                           Nancy Eells 1824-1843 Polly Eells 26 Feb 1826 NY died 21 June 1881 West Greenwood, Crawford, PA married Isaac Hazen 1826-1900 Giles P. Eells 1828 Oneida county NY died 12 Jan 1912 Waukon, IA married 1859 Louisa Ross 1829-1929
         1860 Federal census Union Prairie, Allamakee, IA
         G.P. Eells age 31 farmer born NY
            Louisa Eells age 24 housekeeper born PA
            A.J. Eells age 29 farmer born OH
            Edward Eells age 24 farmer born PA
            Daniel Eells age 19 farmr born PA
            Spicer D. Eells age 15 born PA
            Lucinda McNauna age 29 housekeep born PA
            Christina Johnson age 23 servant born Norway
            Lerman Munahan age 50 farmer born Ireland
Children of Giles and Louisa: Charles Eells Burt Eells Madge Eells married Phillipot Dau Eells married Walter Raymond
                           Andrew J. Eells 1830
                           Martha Eells 1832
                           Enos Eells 1833
                           Edward Eells 1835
                           Catherine Eells 1837
                           Daniel Eells 1840
                           Spicer Dayton Eells 1842
                           Lewis Eells born 8 Oct 1805 died Crawford county PA married Nancy      Crandall
         Children of Lewis and Nancy: Nelson Eels 1828 Crawford county PA died 25 Jan 1909 buried Luverne cemetery, Luverne, Kossuth, IA married Louisa A. McCracken born abt 1832 PA died abt 1880
   Orson Eells 1833
   Harvey Eells 1835
   Walter Eells Betsey Eells Julia Eells born 10 Aug 1842
   Annabel Eells Polly Eells Sarah Eells 23 Jan 1839 Porters Corners, Crawford, PA Louisa Eells Emily Eells Fidelia Eells John Eells Loren Eells born 1813 died 1870 married Lucretia Tiffany died bef 1838 when Lorin married 2nd Mary Elizabeth Kilpatrick
         Children of Loren and Lucretia: John Eells  1835-1863 Lenthel Eells born 5 July 1841 PA died July 1911 buried Oak Hill cemetery at New Hartford,  Butler, IA married 2nd  1874 Mary Viola Potter dau of George O. and E.A. Potter of Waukon
Lenthel was educated at the schools of Waukon, and at Bryant & Stratton’s commercial College of Milwaukee, WI. At the age of 20 he commenced teaching. He was County Superintendent of Schools
1870 Federal census Makee, Allamakee, IA 29 June
Eells, Lenthel age 28 county supt schools born PA
Eells, Melissa age 21 keeping house born Canada
Eells, Ezra age 4 born IA
Eells, Lenthel age 3/12 born IA
1880 Federal census Dorchester, Allamakee, IA 19 June
Eells, Lenthel age 38 head school teacher born PA parents NY/PA
Eells, Mary V. age 25 wife house keeper born IL parents OH/Eng
Eells, Ezra Soren age 14 son attending school born IA parents PA/IL
Eells, Harry Savory age 2 son born IA parents PA/IL
1885 State census Makee, Allamakee, IA
Lenthel Eells age 48 Supt of schools born PA
Mary Eells age 30 keeping house born IL
Ezra Eells age 19
Harry Eells 7
1895 State census Makee, Allamakee, IA
Eells, Lenthel age 57 born PA School Teacher
Eells, Mary age 39 born IL farming
Eells, Harry age 17 born Alla. Co. IA
Eells, Osta age 5 born Alla. Co. IA
Green, Rebecca age 72 born NY
Shepard, Ida M. age 35 born US
1900 Federal census Makee, Allamakee, IA 18 June
Eells, Lenthel head born July 1841 married 26 yrs born PA Supt of County Schools
Eells, Mary V. wife born Feb 1856age 43 mother of 3 living 3 born IL
Eells, Harry L. son born Feb 1878 age 21 born IA school teacher
Eells, Alta dau born Oct 1890 age 10 born IA
Eells, Donald T. son born Oct 1896 age 3 born IA
1905 State census New Hartford, Butler, IA
Harry L. Eells
L. Earl Eells
Lenthel Eells
Mary V. Eels
Althia L. Eells
Donald T. Eells
1910 Federal census Beaver, Butler, IA 11/12 May
Eells, Lenthel head age 67 m2 married 36 born PA agent nursery co
Eells, Mary V. wife age 54 m1 mother of 3 living 3 born IL
Eells, Donald T. son age 14 born IA
Children of Lenthel and Melissa: Ezra Eells
Children of Lenthel and Mary: Harry L. Eells born 5 Feb 1878 Makee, Allamakee, IA married Pearl Gould

found at the Allamakee obit site:

The death of Harry L. Eells, who spent his boyhood in this vicinity, occurred Thursday at a sanitarium in Des Moines, where he had been receiving treatment for eight weeks for a nervous breakdown. He was born in Makee township February 5, 1878, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lenthel Eells, the former being a well known educator of this county and also served as county superintendent. Harry was engaged in teaching near Waterville when the Spanish-American war broke out, and gave up his work to enlist in Co. I on April 26,1898. The company was first stationed at Camp McKinley, Des Moines, and mustered into U.S. service on June 2, 1898. The regiment was sent to Jacksonville, Florida, and while there Harry was transferred to U.S. hospital service and served in that capacity until the close of the war when he received his discharged on May 13, 1899. Deceased was widely known in educational circles throughout the state and for several years was at the head of the rural educational department of the Iowa State Teachers college. In 1929 he delivered the Memorial Day address at Waukon. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Pearl Gould, and two children, a son LeClair and a daughter Ruth, a sister Mrs. Alta Knipe, New Hartford, Iowa, and a brother Donald of Oskaloosa.A military funeral was held Sunday after noon at the Methodist church at Cedar Falls. Rev. W. G. Crowder, former Waukon pastor, assisted two other ministers in the services, and all spoke eloquently regarding the life of deceased. Althea Eells married Knipe Donald Tiffany Eells Sidney Oscar Eells 1843 Mary A. Eells 1848-1851 William K. Eells 1851 Mary E. Eells 1854
Child of Loren and Mary Elizabeth: Elizabeth Kilpatrick Daniel Eells born 15 Oct 1818 died 28 Jan 1877 married Eliza Jane Turner 1819-        1884
         Children of Daniel and Eliza: Eliza Jane Eells 1843 Sylvester L. Eells 1853 Isaac Jacques Eells 1857 Louise Hannah Eells 2858 Ezra Anderson Eells 1863 Maria Eells born 23 Oct 1807 Crawford county, PA married David Orson Hickox Miverva Eells  married Otis Waite
         Children of Mivera and Otis:
   Byron Waite Ezra Waite Marinda Waite
  Amy Eells died young Child Eells died 1776 Sarah Eells twin born bpt 13 April 1780 married 2nd Bradley Lenthall Eells twin born bpt 13 April 1780 died 1815 age 35  married 29 May 1803  Mary Ann (Nancy) Patton dau of Capt. Abel Patton. They lived in Durham, CT then removed to Sherburn, NY Amy Eells died 13 Feb 1817 Milford, CT married Isaac Platt born Jan 1755 Milford, New Haven, CT died 13 Feb 1817 same place son of Isaac Platt and Phebe
                  Children of Amy and Isaac from “The Platt Lineage” by George Lewis Platt 1891 Isaac Platt born Oct 1783 bpt 24 Oct 1790 married Rebecca Powell and 8 May 1803 Abigail Gratia Smith
         Amy Platt
         Phebe Platt
         Asahel Platt
         Alanson A. Platt born 1791 died 1866 went to Oberlin, Lorain, OH
         Abigail Platt 1794 died 1836
         Maria Aluria Platt 1797 died 1865
         Clarissa Platt 1797 died 1875 (Eells books named her as Theresa)
         Merit Platt born 1802 died 1843
1.3.2 Esther Eells bpt April 1699 Records of First Church of Milford, CT
Children of Samuel and Martha all born in Milford, CT:
1.3.3 John Eells bpt 11 April 1703 died 15 Oct 1785 New Canaan, Fairfield, CT married 1st on 11 Jan 1727 Anna Beard born 30 June 1701 died 8 May 1736 New Canaan, CT dau of Jeremiah and Mercy (Pettit) Beard; John married on Sept 1737 to 2nd Abigail Comstock died Jan 1785 dau of Moses and Abigail (Brinsmade) Comstock
John studied theology at Yale and graduated in 1724, and in May, 1732, began to preach in the parish which had been constituted a year before, in the town of New Canaan, CT. He was forced to resign in 1741 and remained in New Canaan as a farmer
Children of John and Anna: Anna Eells born 1 May 1729 married maybe Samuel Trowbridge Jeremiah Beard Eells married 28 Nov 1754 Lois Benedict
from the Genealogical Registry of Norwalk, Fairfield, CT page 25
online at:
Children of Jeremiah and Lois all born in Norwalk: John Eells born 16 Novq 1755 Jeremiah Eells born 22 Nov 1757 Anna Eells born 12 Nov 1759 Lois Eells born 12 July 1761 Martha Eells born 14 April 1763. Sarah Eells born 18 Jan 1765 Dinah Eells born 7 Feb 1767 Samuel Eells born 3 Oct 1768 died young Samuel Eells born 13 April 1770 Nathaniel Eells born 10 Jan 1772 Beard Eells born 7 Nov 1773 James T. Eells born 6 Nov 1775 Betsey Eells born 13 May 1780 Martha Eells died she marry Stephen Hoyt
1.3.4 Nathaniel Eells bpt 22 July 1705 died 19 Sept 1776 Milford, CT married first on 29 Oct 1739 Middletown Upper Houses by his father Hon. Samuel Eells to Martha Stow born 8 Aug 1712 Middletown, Middlesex, CT died 12 May 1740 dau of Samuel and Esther (Mould) Stow; married on 17 Feb 1742/3 at Cromwell church as his 2nd Alice White born 25 Feb 1713/4 Middletown Upper Houses died 5 March 1792 dau Daniel White and Alice Cook of Guilford, CT
Martha Stow who unfortunately only lived for seven months after the wedding. The widowed Nathaniel then moved to Middletown. He eventually inherited the Wharf Lane property from his step-mother (the Cols third wife) which he then sold to Stephen Stow, his deceased wife's brother
                                    Children of Nathaniel and 2nd wife Alice: info from “The Kirbys of New England)
                           Martha Eells born 12 Dec 1743 Middletown Upper Houses died 19 Feb 1821 or 1831 married married                                     23 May 1771 Samuel Spencer born 20 Oct 1744 East Middletown, CT died 12 Oct 1818 son of John Spencer                            and Elizabeth Taylor
                                                from Middletown Upper Houses by Melatiah Everett Dwight
                                                In 1771 Samuel purchased half of the “John Elliott” house and two and ½ acres. In 1777 he purchased                                         the other half of the house. His mother had made her home with him in the Upper Houses and is                                        buried there.
                                                Children of Martha and Samuel:
                                       Martha Spencer bpt 16 Feb 1772 married 10 Nov 1791 Cromwell, CT Jehial Williams, Jr
                           Hannah Spencer bpt 31 July 1774 married 27 Nov 1794 Zebulon Stow, Jr
                           Lucy Spencer born 5 Jan 1777 died 28 Jan 1778
                                       Betsey Spencer bpt 12 Sept 1779 married 2 Nov 1800 Elisha Kirby
                           Lucy Spencer bpt 31 March 1782 married 12 Nov 1801  Giles Kirby
                                       Mary Spencer bpt 19 Sept 1784 married 5 July 1807 Dr. Titus Morgan
                           Sally Spencer bpt 6 May 1784 married 20 Sept 1807 Joseph Morgan Jr a cousin of Dr.                                            Titus Morgan
                  Mary Eells born 19 Jan 1746 died March 1836 married John Candee
                  Nathaniel Eells born 11 Sept 1748 Middletown Upper Houses died 7 Jan 1815 Skaneateles, Onondaga,                                 NY married 22 Feb 1776 Hulda White born 10 Feb 1750/1 died Skaneateles, NY dau of Moses5 White and                             Huldah Knowles
                                                from Middletown Upper Houses on Eells family by Melatiah Everett Dwight page 545
                                                Nathaniel inherited the south half of the homestead, including the house and was charged to care of                                          his mother and also for Daniel, to whom the north half of the homestead was given. He was by trade                                             a wheelwirght and miller. In 1797 he removed to New York State. They had seven children
                                                Children of Nathaniel and Hulda:
                                       Nathaniel Eells born 7 Dec 1776 Middletown, Middlesex, CT died 1838 married Susan                                  White granddaughter of Judge Hugh White
                           Huldah Eells born 14 June 1778 Middletown, Middlesex, CT
                           Richard Eells born 18 Aug 1779 Middletown, Middlesex, CT died 1 Aug 1830 New Hartford,                                               Oneida, NY
                           Clarissa Eells born 31 Jan 1782 Middletown, Middlesex, CT died 10 Oct 1847 Leroy, NY
                           Sylvester Eells born 13 Aril 1783 Middletown, Middlesex, CT died 27 Oct 1814                                                         Skaneateles, Onondaga, NY married Mary Moss Hall
                           Susannah Eells born 8 May 1785 Middletown, Middlesex, CT died 1 May 1866 Skaneateles,                                      Onondaga, NY married 4 Jan 1803 Capt Moses Loss born 24 Sept 1777 New Durham, CT died 18 July                                                1853 Skaneateles, Onondaga, NY
                           Horace Eells born 5 July 1789 Middletown, Middlesex, CT died 12 Oct 1870 Batavia,                                                        Genesee, NY married Asenath Newton
                  Daniel Eells born 5 Nov 1751 died 1 Aug 1752
                           Theodosia Eells born 16 June 1754 died 7 Dec 1850 New Hartford, NY
                           Daniel Eells born 5 Dec 1757 died 17 July 1851 New Hartford, NY married 13 Oct 1782                                       Martha Hamlin born 29 March 1761died 26 May 1834 New Hartford, NY dau of Nathaniel Hamlin and                                              Lucretia Ranney
                                                from Middletown Upper Houses on Eells family by Melatiah Everett Dwight page 545
                                                Daniel inherited the north half of his father’s homestead and built the house which he sold in 1795                                         to John Williams. It is the house next south of the Soldiers’ Home. His removal to New York was in                                        December and was accomplished with ox sleds carrying his wife, sister Thoedosia, six childen and the                                        family supplies. The trip extended over three weeks through and almost unbroken forest, blazed                                                 trees being the guiding stars. He enlisted in 1775 and worked all night on the entrenchments on                                      Breed’s Hill. In the morning he was ordered on a scouting expedition and missed being in the battle                                            of Bunker Hill. He was at the battle of Long Island, 27 Aug 1776 and with Washington in the retreat                                              from New York. He served also on a privateer, was captured and taken a prisoner to Havana. He                                                 purchased a farm in New Hartford, Oneida, NY and lived on there till his death.
                                                Children of Daniel and Martha:
                                       William Eells born 26 July 1783 Middletown Upper Houses died 17 Jan 1866 Clinton, NY                                       married 8 Nov 1810 Nancy Savage born 25 Oct 1787 died3 Nov 1883
                                       Robert Eells born 26 July 1785
                                       Patty Eells born 26 Oct 1787
                                       Fanny Eells born 28 June 1790 Middletown Upper Houses died 8 Oct 1875 Cleveland, OH                                                married 1817 Samuel Johnson born 1791 Middletown, CT died 1877
                                       Nancy Eells born 8 Oct 1792 Middletown Upper Houses died 11 May 1872 married 1840                                           Tillinghast Simmons
                           Lucretia Eells born 30 Nov 1794 Middletown Upper Houses died 27 Aug 1865 never                                                            married
                           Daniel Eells born 12 Sept 1799 New Hartford, NY died 12 Nov 1873 married 1800 Emily                                     Goodrich died 9 March 1874
                                       Mary Eells born 5 Oct 1801 New Hartford, NY died 1 Jan 1899 Elyria, OH married 25 Oct                                              1831 Edwin Miller born 1803 CT died 20 March 1881 Elyria, OH
                        1.3.5 Gamalile Eells
1.4 John Eells bpt 5 June 1670 died 1698 married Frances Oviatt born 1 Nov 1669 died 25 Nov 1738 Hingham, Plymouth, MA where she had moved after the death of her husband. She was dau of Thomas and Frances Oviatt and sister of Hester Oviatt first wife of John's brother Samuel.
            Frances after John’s death moved to Mass. Probate of his estate 14 Nov 1698 by widow Frances
            Children of John and Frances:
            1.4.1 Elizabeth Eells born abt 1693 bpt 8 Oct 1699
            1.4.2 Frances Eells born abt 1694 bpt 8 Oct 1699
            1.4.3 Anna Eells born abt 1696 bpt 8 Oct 1699
1.5 Marie Eells born 13 Feb 1671 bpt 19 Feb 1671
1.6 Robert Eells born 14 Dec 1672 bpt 15 Dec 1672 buried 14 Jan 1673
1.7 Robert Eells born 25 June 1675 bpt 27 June 1675 buried 28 Jan 1676
1.8 Nathaniel Eells born 26 Nov 1677 bpt 30 Dec 1677 died 25 Aug 1750 Scituate, MA married 12 Oct 1704 Hannah North died 2 May 1754 my line below
1.9 Patience Eells bpt 7 Mar 1680

1.8 Rev. Nathaniel Eells born 26 Nov 1677 Milford, North Haven, CT died 25 Aug 1750 South Scituate, Plymouth, MA married 12 Oct 1704 at Milford, New Haven, CT to “stepsister” Hannah North born 1679/81 Hingham, Plymouth, MA died 2 May 1754 Scituate, Plymouth, MA age 75 dau of his stepmother Sarah Bateman North widow of Edward North of Boston and second wife of Nathaniel’s father Samuel Eells

Rev. Nathaniel Eells and Hannah North Eells are both buried in the graveyard at Norwell Centre (formerly South Scituate) Plymouth, MA where their stones still stand.

Eells Family History
Rev. Nathaniel Eells graduated from Harvard, 1699, A.M. 1743, minister at Scituate, MA 1704-1750. His father moved to MA when he was 11 years old. His sermons were printed and are preserved in the library of the CT Historical Societies.
History of First Parish of Norwell, Mass. 1642-2000
NATHANIEL EELLS (1704-1750) Mr. Eells was native of Hingham, a graduate of Harvard, and served the parish for 46 years. He was much beloved by his parishioners who were always glad to have him ride his horse to their doors to inquire for their health and hand his pipe to be lighted with a coal from their open fireplace. He was a leader amongst the neighboring clergy and often traveled to distant parts of the state to attend ecclesiastical conferences. He prepared his sons and several other young men for Harvard, also for the ministry, one of them being Thomas Clap who in 1740 became president of Yale.
By this time the parish had grown considerably, so in 1707 soon after the coming of Mr. Eells, a larger meeting house was built on Herring Brook, the site being south of the old tomb yard opposite the present edifice. At the same time a highway was laid out "from the way of Job Randall's along over to the eastward of Benjamin Sylvester's home and the saw mill pond until it comes to the way near to Bryant's house".
ICH: Nathaniel Eells 1704-1750 was fourth Minister of the First Parish of Scituate Church, to understand where the town of Scituate was read the following: Originally Scituate included what are now the towns of Hanover, Norwell, and Scituate. Hanover became a separate town in 1727, our section became South Scituate in 1849 and the name was changed to Norwell in 1888. The First Parish of Scituate was established in 1634 and the meeting house was erected on Meeting House Lane just below the old cemetery as you go toward the ocean. The spot is not marked but there is a hollow place on the right hand side which is where most believe the meeting house stood; also a tablet in the graveyard refers to it.
MA VR's Scituate Rev. Nathaniel Eells died 25 Aug 1750 husband of Hannah. Pastor of the Second Church of Christ in 73d yr of his Age and in ye 47 of his Ministry
Children of Rev. Nathaniel Eells and Hannah North:
1.8.1 Sarah Eells born 1 Aug 1705 bpt 5 Aug 1705 Scituate, Plymouth, MA married 27 May 1726 at Scotiate. MA to Capt. Benjamin Turner born 23 June 1704 Scituate, Plymouth, MA son of Thomas Turner Sr.
Children of Sarah and Benjamin all bpt 2 Nov 1735 Second Church of Scituate by their grandfather Rev. Nathaniel Eells Sarah Turner died 1804 married 1744 to Ebenezer Hatch Jr.
Children of Sarah and Ebenezer: Sarah Hatch died 18 March 1786 Hingham, MA married 31 Aug 1761 Samuel Gill bpt 25 May 1740 Hingham, MA; Samuel married 2nd Eunice (Beal) Hunt Abagail Hatch married Ruhel Cushing Lucy Hatch married 1st M. White; married 2nd Isaac Lone David Turner Hannah Turner Ann Turner

1.8.2 Ensign Samuel Eells born 19 Feb 1706/7 bpt 23 Feb 1706/7 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 9 May 1741 on way home from West Indies married 18 Dec 1729 in Scituate, MA to Hannah Witherell born 7 May 1705 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died ca 1752 daughter of William3 Witherell

(ICH: a list of their eight childrens births can be found in the "Hanover, MA 1717-1787 VR")

Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, MA by John S. Barry 1853 page 20
In 1740 a company was enlisted in the county of Plymouth, by Capt. Winslow, to serve in the expedition against the Spanish West Indies, under Admiral Vernon, whose original muster-roll, on parchment, is still in existence, and in the possession of Revd. Benjamin Kent, of Roxbury. Of the 500 men sent in the expedition by MA not more than 50 returned, many having fallen victims to the prevailing tropical fevers. Samuel Eells enlisted in this company as an Ensign, and died, either on the passage from Carthagena to Jamaica or at Jamaica, May 9, 1741, in the 35th year of his age. His widow, Hannah, who survived him for many years, and occupied his homestead, obtained a pension from the British Government, throught the friendly aid of the Revd. Ebenezer Thompson, Rector of St. Andrew's Chuch, which, we understand, was punctually remitted to her to the close of her life.

1.8.3 John Eells born 15 Jan 1708/09 bpt 23 Jan 1708/9 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 24 Aug 1750 North Carolina (drowned) married 4 June 1730 at Scituate, Plymouth, MA to Abiah5 Waterman born 11 Dec 1714 Marshfield, Plymouth, MA died 27 Feb 1782 age 67 at Middletown Upper Houses, Middlesex, CT, daughter of Joseph4 Waterman and Lusannah4 Snow (both direct line to Richard1 Warren of the Mayflower). After John Eells died Abiah Waterman Eells married second on 22 Sept 1765 at Middletown (Cromwell), Middlesex, CT to Elijah Miller born 8 Nov 1706  of Middleton Upper Houses son of Joseph and Rebecca (Johnson) Miller. Elijah married first wife Bathsheba Butler on 20 Nov 1728 my line

Early Connecticut Marriages as found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800
Vol 2 Rev. Frederick W. Bailey, 1898
Cronwell Congregational Church formerly 2nd Church of Middletown
shows Elijah Miller & Abijah Eells married 22 Sept 1765 by Rev. Edward Eells
Frank Farnsworth Starr papers shows Abiah Waterman Eells married Elijah Miller
Descendants of Robert Waterman: John Eells and Abiah his wife of Scituate sold on 12 Dec 1735 to Zebulon Waterman of Norwich, CT land which James Birchard sold to Joseph Waterman, late of Marshfield, MA decreased; deed witnessed by John Magoun Jr and Thomas Waterman (Land Records of Norwich 7-337)
Children of John Eells and Abiah Waterman all bpt at the Second Church in Scituate: Waterman6 Eells born 22 July 1732 Scituate, Plymouth, MA bpt 13 Aug 1734 Scituate, Plymouth MA died 16 Aug 1777, Killed at the Battle of Bennington, Addison, VT married at Pembroke, Plymouth, MA on 23 Aug 1753 to Sarah Bonney Tubbs twin born 7 Mar 1730/31 Pembroke, MA buried Cromwell, Middlesex, CT dau of William and Abigail (Bonney) Tubbs; Waterman married second a Miss Chase. This family lived at Lanesboro, MA.
Waterman and Sarah lived in Lanesboro MA a few miles north of Pittsfield. He was a ship’s carpenter. As a “Minute Man” he enlisted in the Continental Army. The archives division of the Sec of State’s office in MA records that Waterman Eals served as private in Capt. Joseph Barnes Company. Colonel Benj. Symonds Berkshire Co Reg. 26 April to 19 May 1777 on expedition to Saratoga. Also in Capt. Asa Barnes Copany which marched to Manchester on alarm of 13 July 1777, a service of 15 days and also in Capt. Wheeler’s Company which marched from Lanesboro to Meloomscug Creek 14 Aug 1777 on an alarm, the same appears in the Adjutant Generals office in Vermont. He was killed at the Battle of Bennington, 16 Aug 1777
Children of Waterman and Sarah: Sarah Eells bpt 1755 married Everest John Eells bpt 22 June 1760 (called Muddy Lane John) Waterman Eells bpt 29 Nov 1761 Deborah Eells born 1 May bpt 27 May 1763 Middletown, Middlesex, CT died 19 Dec 1853 Peru, Clinton, NY married 11 Nov 1783 Manchester, Bennington, VT Josiah Terry born 14 May 1758 Lebanon, CT died 22 July 1844 Peru, Clinton, NY son of Samuel and Susannah (Taylor) Terry

         .                           1800 Federal census Peru, Clinton, NY

                            Terry, Josiah 12-1-1—1---

                            1810 Federal census Peru, Clinton, NY

                            Terry, Josiah 112-1--2-1--


                            1850 Federal census Peru, Clinton, NY

                                     Samuel Terry age 61 farmer born VT

Ann Terry age 47 born NY

Deborah Terry age 87 born CT        

William Palmer age 45 laborer born VT

Josiah volunteered in Captain Bingham's company of militia and went to Roxbury Heights. They were at        Dorchester

                                     Heights when the British evacuated Boston (March 17, 1776). He enlisted under Captain Waterury

in New York city; he was in the battle at Trenton, NJ Dec 26, 1776. He served about 6 weeks (July - August,

1778) in Captain Rudd's militia in Rode Island, during General Sullivan's campaign. From May, 1781 he served

as a substitute in Capt John Buel's company, in Colonel Durkee's regiment, and was appointed sergeant.

See the following for more info on Terry family:


Children of Deborah and Josiah:
   Albermarie Terry born 7 Sept 1784 may be born in VT James Terry born 18 Dec 1786 died young born VT Sarah Terry born 30 June 1789 born VT Samuel Terry born 10 Feb 1792 born NY James Terry born 3 April 1795 born NY Simeon Eells bpt 28 July 1765 Lanesborough, Berkshire, MA died Perrysburg, Chattaraugus, NY
            “The History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, NY 1880 page 342
Simeon Eells, Peru and Holland Purchase , NY. Simeon Eells went to Peru, NY with his father. He married 1st Hannah Irish, 2nd Maria Irish Moore and 3rd abt 1785 Abiah Berry died 1798
See Dr. William L. Baran’s write up on the Eells and Cary families at:
Children of Simeon and Hannah: James Eells born 1795 Peru, Clinton, NY died 25 Sept 1851 Winslow, Stephenson, IL
He kept the first hotel in Stephenson Co., which was a log cabin, and in it was held the first election in the Co.. His first wife was Harriet Gaylord, who died in Perrysburg NY at the age of 28, and his second wife was Maria Tull, who died in Spring Valley, MN, in 1860
Children of James and Harriet: William Henry Eells born 1 Jan 1820 Hanover, Chautauqua, NY married 18 July 1841 Sophia Bushnell born 29 Nov 1826 Kirtland, Geauga, OH Harriet Marinda Eells born 6 July 1821 married 9 Nov 1836 Silas Gage
see write up on Silas Gage at: James Edward Eells born 14 April 1823 died abt 1857 Wis Amos Gaylord Eells born 23 Feb 1826 died IA Charles Darwin Eells  born 5 Sept 1829
Children of James and Maria: Lansing Eells  born abt 1833 Cattaraugus county NY Lucinda Eells Marion Eells
Children of Simeon and Maria: Huldah Eells died Perrysburg, Cattarauqus, NY Simeon Eells he went to McHenry county Ill Waterman Eells bon Peru, Clinton, NY died 1832 Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, NY William Eells born Peru, Clinton, NY died 1855 Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, NY married Charlotte Blodgett Lodemia Eells born 1809 Plattsburg, Clinton, NY died 29 Jan 1885 Cary Station, McHenry, IL married William Dennison Cary born 7 Sept 1807 Sandy Creek, Onondaga, NY died 3 Feb 1861 Cary Station, McHenry, IL both buried Cary Cemetery son of John Flavel and Esther (Stanton) Cary
                        picture of Cary cemetery at:
Children of Lodemia and Williamm:
               Cornelia Cary born NY Hulda Cary born NY John Franklin Cary born ILL Mary Cary born ILL Jane Cary born ILL
         Daniel William Cary born ILL
         Susan Sophronia Cary born 1847-1934 ILL
         Edward Eells born 24 May 1814 Perrysburg, Cattarauqus, NY died 11 De 1875 Hooks Point, Hamilton, IA married Phebe Irish Abiah Eells married a Hawkes James Eells born Peru, NY Hannah6 Eells born 1734 Scituate, Plymouth, MA bpt 5 May 1734 Second Church of Scituate, Plymouth MA died 7 Feb 1802 Middletown, Middlesex, CT buried 9 Feb 1802 Old Farm Hill Cemetery married 4 Jan 1756/7 at Scituate, Plymouth, MA (MA VR and Scituate Marriage records) to Anthony Eames born 1730 Marshfield, Plymouth, MA died between 5 Apr 1808/17 Middletown, Middlesex, CT. Anthony Ames family page my maternal line Abiah6 Eells born 1736/37 Scituate, Plymouth, MA bpt 5 Mar 1737/38 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 13 May 1815 Middletown Upper Houses, Middlesex, CT married 1st 30 Nov 1758 Scituate, Plymouth, MA to Mordecai Lincoln born 1734 Taunton, Bristol, MA died 30 Nov 1772 Middletown Upper (Cromwell), Middlesex, CT son of Josiah Lincoln and Deborah Tisdale. Deborah dau of John Tisdale
VR of Scituate, MA to year 1850 vol 2 page 112
Eells, (see Ells), Abiah (int. adds Mrs.) and Mordacai (int. Mordica) Lincoln of Taunton, Nov 30 (worn) (int 1758)
Middletown, CT
Abiah married second 8 May 1777 Middletown, Middlesex, CT as his 2nd wife to Daniel4 Savage born 11 Oct 1742 Middletown, Middlesex, CT died 17 Jan 1812 Middletown, Middlesex, CT son of William Savage born 18 Sept 1699 and Sarah Savage born Sept 1700 dau of John and Mary Savage
Children of Mordecai and Abiah: William Lincoln born 1765 Joseph Waterman Lincoln born 1767 Middletown, Upper Houses, Middlesex, CT Hannah Lincoln born 1770 Mordecai Lincoln John6 Eells bpt 5 Mar 1737/38 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 1760 at age 22 in the French and Indian War Lusanna6 "Lucy Anne" Eells born 1742 Scituate, Plymouth, MA bpt 19 Dec 1742 Scituate by her Uncle Rev. Edward Eells died 2 Nov 1787 Cromwell, Middlesex, CT married 14 Oct 1762 Scituate, Plymouth, MA to Churchill Edwards born 1739 bpt 18 Mar 1739 died 23 May 1820 Middletown, Middlesex, CT.
NOTE: Churchill Edwards grandfather Josiah Edwards married Mary Churchill who was the daughter of 1.5 Sgt. Joseph Churchill and sister of Ensgin Samuel Churchill,  see Josiah Churchill/Elizabeth Foote line
Children of Churchill and Lusanna: John Edwards Hannah Edwards Lemuel Edwards Luther Edwards Sarah/Sally6 Eells 1743 Scituate, Plymouth, MA bpt 8 May 1743 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died an infant Anna Lenthall6 Eells born 1745 Scituate, Plymouth, MA bpt 19 May 1745 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 10 May 1820 married 14 Oct 1762 at Scituate, Plymouth, MA to William3 Savage IV born 2 Dec 1743 Middletown, Middlesex, CT died 29 April 1824 son of William Savage and 1st wife Hannah Savage dau of William and Christian (Mould) Savage Joseph6 Eells born 1747 Scituate, Plymouth, MA bpt 21 June 1747 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 15 Oct 1801 Huntington, Fairfield, CT married Hannah Brown died 30 Sept 1794 New Haven, CT. Children of Joseph and Hannah: Joseph Jr., John, John again, Waterman, Susannah, Hannah and Samuel. Abigail6 Eells born 4 Nov 1750 Scituate, Plymouth, MA bpt 4 Nov 1750 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 19 Jan 1831 Cromwell, Middlesex, CT married first 20 Aug 1772 Middletown, Middlesex, CT to Jonathan Stow who died 1777 in Rev. War; married second 5 Feb 1785 to William White died 11 May 1790; married third 21 Mar 1793 at Middletown, Middlesex, CT to Capt.William Sage son of Amos Sage and Rebecca Wilcox.
No children by first marriage
Children of Abigail and William White: William White Joseph White
Children of Abigal and William Sage: Sophia Sage Susan  Sage

1.8.4 Rev. Nathaniel Eells Jr. born 31 Jan 1710/11 bpt 4 Feb 1710/11 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 16 June 1786 Stonington, CT married first 18 Oct 1733 at Scituate, MA to Mercy Cushing born 25 Oct 1711 died 5 Sept 1751, mother of nine children and dau of Honorable John Cushing, Chief Justice of the Inferior Court of Plymouth and Sarah Thaxter. Nathaniel married second in March 1753 to twice widowed Mary (Goodwill) (Hellyer) Darrell dau of Thomas and Rebecca Goodwill of Boston, MA. Mary's first husband was Rev. Johnathan Hellyer who died 27 May 1745 and second Henry Darrell. Nathaniel was father of 16 children.

Nathaniel Eells graduated from Harvard in the Class of 1728. Nathaniel was called to be the pastor of the church in Stonington, CT in 1732 and ordained and settled there 24 Jan 1733, with his father preaching the ordination sermon. He remained there until his death, 16 June 1786, a pastorate of 54 years.

History in towns: Stonington Borough, CT Magazine Antiques, July, 2003 by Mary McGrath Thacher - Stonington Borough, part of the Town of Stonington in south eastern Connecticut: At 76 Water Street is the William Sheffield house (see P1 XI), built about 1776 by Isaac Sheffield Jr. for his son William. Captain William Sheffield was a successful merchant, but his life was not without tragedy His first wife, Lucy Ann, died at twenty-four in 1782; in May 1783 he married Elizabeth Eells (1762-1812), the daughter of the Reverend Nathaniel Eells (1711-1786), the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Stonington (also known as Road Church). Two of their young sons were drowned while playing on the wharf, and another, Joseph (1804-1879), narrowly missed the same fate when he fell into a holding tank for fish

Children of Nathaniel and Mercy: Samuel Eells  born 1734 died 1835 Nathaniel Eells born 1735 died 1736 John Eells born 1736 died 1 Edward Eells born 1739 died 1812

1.8.5 Rev. Edward Eells born 3 Jan 1712/13 bpt 4 Jan 1712/13 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 12 Oct 1776 married first 24 July 1740 to Martha Pitkin born 20 Sept 1715 died 19 July 1771 dau of Hon. Ozias Pitkin. Edward married second 19 May 1772 to Patience (Bulkley) Lord widow of Ichabod Lord, she was dau of Rev. John Bulkley a minister of Colchester, CT. Edward and Martha had 10 children.

Rev. Edward Eells A.B. (Harvard, 1733), A.M. (ib, 1736), chaplain in the French and Indian War, fellow of the Corporation of Yale College, 1761-1776.
The First Presbytery the church at Middletown Upper Houses (now Cromwell, CT) called Edward Eells to be their pastor and he was ordained and settled there on 6 Sept 1738, his father Rev. Nathaniel Eells of Scituate preaching the ordination sermon.

1.8.6 Hannah Eells born 24 Jan 1714/15 bpt 30 Jan 1714/15 died 15 Dec 1722 Scituate, Plymouth, MA

1.8.7 Mary Eells born 8 May 1716 bpt 13 May 1716 Scituate, Plymouth, MA married 7 Nov 1738 at Scotiate. MA to Seth Williams Jr. of Taunton, MA

Children of Mary and Seth: Enos Williams Hannah Williams

1.8.8 North Eells born 22 Sept 1718 bpt 28 Sept 1718 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 5 Sept 1775 married 24 June 1742 at Scituate, MA to Ruth Tilden of Marshfield, Plymouth, MA. They lived in Scituate, MA

Children of North and Ruth: Desire Eells died young Desire Eells bpt 14 Oct 1744 Second Church of Scituate Nathaniel Eells born 1 Jan 1746/7 bpt 18 Jan Second Church of Scituate Samuel Eells bpt 26 Sept 1748 in private, being sick & not likely to live Second Church of Scituate records Thankful Eells bpt in private about five of the clock in the morning, and died between twelve and one of the clock 8 Oct 1749 (Second Church of Scituate) Thankful Eells bpt 20 Jan 1750 by Mr. Wales of Marshfield, MA North Eells Ruth Eells bpt 24 April 1755 (Second Church of Scituate) Mary Eells Hannah Eells died 3 Feb 1818 married 3 Dec 1780 at Scituate, MA to Joseph Jacob born 5 May 1757 Scituate, MA died 14 June 1811 Scituate, MA. Lived in Hingham, MA where Joseph was a schoolmaster Sarah Eells

1.8.9 Anna Lenthal Eells born 22 Oct 1721 bpt 22 Oct 1721 Scituate, Plymouth, MA died 12 Mar 1830 married 30 Nov 1748 to Zachariah Damon Jr. of Scituate, Plymouth, MA son of Zachariah and Mehitabel (Chittenden) Damon.

Massachusetts Marriages, vol II page 168
Scituate marriage records
Zachary Damon, Jr., & Anna Lenthel Els married Nov. 30, 1748
They lived in Hanover, MA
Child of Anna and Zachary: Eells Damon born ca 1762 drowned near Boon Island, ME 26 Aug 1805 age 43 yrs married 1 May 1777 Huldah Curtis born ca 1758 died 12 March 1830 Hanover, MA dau of Abner and Deborah (Mann) Curtis
Eells Damon was by trade a "housewright," and was a soldier in the Revolutionary War
Children of Eells and Huldah: Zachariah "Zachery" Damon born 17 Dec 1778 died July 1858 Hanover, MA married 2 July 1800 at Hanover, MA to Sarah Brooks 22 Dec 1775 Hanover, MA died 4 April 1847 age 72 yrs dau of Samuel and Lydia (Stetson) Brooks
Inscriptions from the Stones and Tombs in the Cemetery at Centre Hanover 1727-1895
In Memory of Zachariah Damon
died July 1858
aged 82 years 7 mo's
Eells Damon his father
drowned near Bonn Island ME,
Aug. 26, 1805 aged 43 years
also his wife Huldah
died March 12, 1830 age 72 years
In Memory of
Mrs. Sarah
wife of Mr. Zachariah Damon
died April 4, 1847
aged 72 years
Hark, from on high my Saviour calls
I come my lord, my love,
Devotion breaks the Prison walls
And speeds my last Remove
Children of Zachery and Sarah born in Hanover, MA: Sarah Brooks Damon born 16 March 1801 died 21 Sept 1893 Hanover, MA married as his 2nd wife Charles Thomas born ca 1791 of Georgetown, MA 6 Nov 1847 aged 55 ys 4 mos 21 ds Hanover, MA
Inscriptions from the Stones and Tombs in the Cemetery at Centre Hanover 1727-1895 page 292
Charles Thomas
died Nov., 6, 1847
aged 55 yrs 4 mos 21 ds
We loved thee on earth we hope to meet thee in Haven
Sarah B. Thomas
March 16, 1801
Sept 21st, 1893
At Rest
Levi Damon son of
Chas. & Sarah B. Thomas
Drowned July 27th 1850
aged 18 yrs 1 mo 25 dys
Without a moments warning
His soul was snatched away
Dear reader stop as you pass by
And think of such a day
Joseph Damon son of
Chas. & Sarah B. Thomas
member and Heavy Artillery
Mass. Vol's Died in Prison
at Andersonville
Sept 1864
aged 33 yrs 6 months
He died a Prisoner in Anderson's
living tomb
We see his gaunt and wasted form
when he lay down to sleep
And know he died with hungers Pain
When we'd enough to eat
1850 Federal census Hanover, Plymouth, MA 7 Sept
Sarah B. Thomas age 50 born MA
Joseph B. Thomas age 20 fishman born MA
Levi Thomas age 18 shoemaker born MA
Martha Thomas age 16 born MA
Alphens Thomas age 13 born MA
Ira Thomas age 11 born MA
Sarah L. Thomas age 8 born MA
1860 Federal census Hanover, Plymouth, MA P.O. West Scituate 31 July
Sarah B. Thomas age 55 (60) born MA
Joseph Thomas age 27 shoemaker born MA
Ira Thomas age 21 shoemaker born MA
1870 Federal census Hanover, Plymouth, MA P.O. So. Marshfield 28 July
Thomas, Sarah B. age 69 keeping house born MA
Thomas, Ira age 31 farm laborer born MA
1880 Federal census Hanover, Plymouth, MA disct 540 23/24 June
Thomas, Sarah B. age 79 keeping house born MA
Thomas, Ira age 41 son born MA
Charles had six (6) children by first wife Martha McFadden.
Children of Sarah and Charles born in Hanover, MA: Joseph Thomas born ca 1830 Levi Thomas born ca 1832 Richmond, ME died 27 Aug 1850 Marshfield, MA age 17 (MA VR on line at NEHGS) Martha Thomas born 1834 Alpheus Thomas born 8 March 1837 Hanover, MA died 9 March 1909 Norwell, MA buried 12 March, Washington Street cemetery, Norwell
1860 Federal census Scituate, Plymouth, MA P.O. West Scituate 19 July
Alpheus Thomas age 23 shoemaker born MA
Lucy A. Thomas age 19 born MA
1870 Federal census South Scituate, Plymouth, MA P.O. So. Marshfield 21 July
Thomas, Alpheus age 33 shoemaker born MA
Thomas, Lucy A. age 30 keeping house born MA
Thomas, Alpheus W. age 9 at school born MA
Thomas, Chs. W. age 3 at home born MA
Thomas, Anna age 1 at home born MA
1880 Federal census So. Scituate, Plymouth, MA 17/18 June
Thomas, Alpheus age 42 shoe manufacture born MA
Thomas, Lucy A. age 39 born MA
Thomas, Alpheus W. age 19 son shoe Stitcher born MA
Thomas, Charles W. age 13 son at school born MA
Thomas, Anna C. age 12 dau at school born MA
Thomas, Martha M. age 4 dau born MA
1900 Federal census Norwell, Plymouth, MA 12 June
Thomas, Alpheus head born March 1837 age 63 born MA police officer
Thomas, Lucy A. wife born Aug 1840 age 59 mother of 5 living 4 born MA Ira Thomas born May 1839 Sarah L. Thomas born 16 March 1842 married 4 Oct 1862 Henry A. Parker of Abington, MA Thomas Damon born 20 Oct 1804 died ca 1883 Hanover, MA married 25 Dec 1827 Nabby Bates died 1852
Thomas was a carpenter by trade, lived near the centre of the town, was Selectman in 1839 and was a Constable and Collector
1850 Federal census Hanover, Plymouth, MA 10 Sept
Thomas Damon age 45 carpenter born MA
Nabby Damon age 40 born MA
Andrew T. Damon age age 21 shoemaker born MA
Bernard Damon age 20 shoemaker born MA
Nabby F. Damon age 19 born MA
Rector Damon age 11 born MA
Angeline T. Bates age 9 born MA
1860 Federal census Hanover, Plymouth, MA 25 July
Thomas Damon age 55 housewight born MA
1870 Federal census Hanover, Plymouth, MA P.O. so Marshfield 28 July
Dammon, thomas age 66 carpenter born MA
Litchfield, Betsy age 72 keeping house born MA
Children of Thomas and Nabby:
Andrew T. Damon born 19 Nov 1829 married 22 April 1851 Fanny S. Perry
Bernard Damon born 17 Aug 1831
Nabby T. Damon born 15 Oct 1838
Rector Damon born 1841 Joseph Brooks Damon born 13 Nov 1809 Hanover, MA died 22 March 1865 Lake Village, Belknap, NH married 13 Dec 1841 wid Martha Ann (Hancock) Burbank
1850 Federal census Gilford, Belknap, NH 2 Aug
Joseph B. Damon age 39 clergyman Baptist Church born MA
Martha A. Damon age 36 born MA
Martha A. Damon age 7 born MA
Susan Damson age 6 born MA
Josphine Damon age 3 born CT
Joseph B. Damon age 1 born CT
1860 Federal census Gilford, Belknap, NH P.O. Lake Village 28 June
J.B. Damon age 51 clergyman born MA
Martha A. Damon age 47 born MA
Martha Damon age 17 born MA
Susan Damon age 16 born MA
Josephine Damon age 13 born CT
Brooks J. Damon age 11 born CT
Georgianna Damon age 7 born MA
Mary Damon age 4 born MA
Beorge L. Jackson age 27 mechanic born MA
1870 Federal census Gilford, Belknap, NH P.O. Lake Village (state of births wrong)
Damon, Martha A age 55 keeping house born NH
Damon, Susan W. age 22 born NH
Damon, Georgianna age 15 born NH
Damon, Mary H. age 13 born NH Zachery Damon born 12 Sept 1812 Deborah Damon born 2 Oct 1815 Franklin Damon born 22 Oct 1818 died 12 March 1872 Scituate, Plymouth, MA 53 yrs 3 mths 19 days married 16 March 1848 age 29 yrs 3 mths 23 dys to Hannah Briggs Cushing
1860 Federal census Bow, Merrimack, NH 9 June
Franklin Damon age 41 laborer born MA
Hannah B.C. Damon age 40 born MA
1870 Federal census Scituate, Plymouth, MA 8 June
Damon, Franklin age 50 clergyman born MA
Damon, Hannah B.C. age 50 keeping house born MA Nathaniel Eells Damon born 4 Jan 1780 died 1781 Eells Damon born 15 June 1783 died 25 Feb 1831 Hanover, MA married Eleanor Brooks Job Damon born 9 Nov 1785 married Ruth Sally Damon born 12 June 1788 married Eliphalet Belcher Rufus Curtis Damon born 14 July 1792 Hanover, Plymouth, MA married as 2nd wife on 15 Feb 1821 Mary Farra moved to Illinois Huldah Damon born 29 May 1794 married Alvah Wood Abner Damon born 19 April 1797 died 30 April 1799 Anna Lenthal Damon born 22 Aug 1800 married Samuel Turner of Randolph, MA

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