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Part II

MOSES BOHONON settled in Brookline in the forties of 1800, coming here from Danbury, where he was born about the year 1820. He was a farmer. His farm, which was originally the old Joshua Smith place, was located in the southern part of the town. He and four of his sons served as soldiers for Brookline in the Civil War. He was twice married; m. 1st, Apr. 4, 1839, Hannah, dau. of Prescott Wright; she d. Feb. 6, 1869; m. 2nd, Nov. 13, 1877, Mrs. Elizabeth Lawrence of Pepperell, Mass. He is buried in the South Cemetery.

Children; Born in Brookline, By First Wife.

1. Charles, b. Sept. 27, 1839; is a cooper by trade; was a soldier for Brookline in the Civil War; after the close of the war resided for many years in Townsend, Mass.; present res. Nashua. He m. July 29, 1865, Paulina Powers. 1 ch., Fred H., b. July 1, 1866.

2. Clinton, b. Oct. 17, 1841; cooper by trade; served as a soldier for Brookline in Civil War; was a member of the Congregational church and was highly esteemed as a citizen. Lived for many years in Petersham, Mass., where he died. M. Mar. 12, 1865, Harriet A., dau. of David and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Hobart, of Brookline. Ch. (1) Clarence H., b. Nov. 16, 1865; (2) Bertha E., b. Mar. 22, 1872; (3) Edith M, b. Sept. 29, 1874; (4) Clinton B., d. Dec. 11, 1898.

3. John, b. Jan. 23, 1844; was a soldier for Brookline in the Civil War. At the present time he is, and for several years past has been, engaged in the lumber business, operating a portable steam sawmill; m. Nov. 29, 1866, Pherma A. Page of Pepperell, Mass.; she d. Apr. 19, 1902. Ch. (1) Eva L., b. Mar. 9, 1868; (2) Ernest L., b. Nov. 20, 1876; d. Jan. 29, 1912; (3) Lilla, b. in Shirley, Mass., Nov. 20, 1883.

4. Henry, b. Nov. 27, 1845. He was a farmer and cooper; served for Brookline in Civil War; m. Sept. 24, 1866, Martha Powers, of Pepperell, Mass.; d. July 11, 1886; Ch.. (1) Earl, b. in Brookline, Jan., 24. 1867; (2) Lura, b. Nov. 17, 1871; (3) Walter, b. Nov. 28, 1876.

5. Martha A., b. Dec. 27, 1847; m. July 2, 1873, W. A. Cummings, of Nashua. Ch., born in Nashua, (1) Velma B., b. Jan. 1, 1875; (2) Willard A., b. July 17, 1886.

6. Mary A., b. July 12, 1852; m. June 3, 1875, Gorham Storer; 1 ch., Cecil, b. June 13, 1876; res. Nashua.

7. Adeline A., b. May 1, 1853; d. Oct. 1, 1853.

8. Elsie J., b. July 1, 1857; res. Nashua.

9. Erlman, b. July 4, 1859; d. Jan. 2, 1861.

FRANK A. COOK, a son of James Warren and Sarah (Pinkham) Cook, was born at Mansfield, Mass., Apr. 7, 1856. About 1870, he came with his father's family from Reading, Mass. to Brookline, where for several years he was in the employ of Cook, Putnam & Company, manufacturers of furniture. In the eighties he removed from Brookline to Columbus, O., where he is residing at the present time, (1913). He m. at Brookline ,Oct. 29, 1879, Helen M., dau. of George W. L. and Lydia M. (Sawtelle) Hobart.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Arthur S., b. Sept. 2, 1881; res. Saranac Lake, N. Y.

2. Harley P., b. Jan. 1, 1883; res. Brookline, Mass.

EBENEZER GILSON, the first of his family to settle in Brookline, came here in 1775 from Pepperell, Mass. He was born in Groton, Mass., June 24, 1745, and was a son of Ebenezer and Anna (Searl) Gilson. His farm in Brookline was on the west side of the east highway to Milford, about one and one half miles north of the present village Main street. He served as a soldier for Raby in the War of the Revolution. He m. before coming here, Aug. 24, 1769, Elizabeth Lawrence, of Pepperell. He d. in Brookline, Jan. 3, 1811.

Children.

1. *Abel, b. in Pepperell, Aug. 8, 1770; m. in 1801, Anna Searl of Pepperell, Mass., d. in Brookline.

2. *Nathan, b. in Pepperell, Feb. 26, 1773; m. Nov. 26, 1801, Abigail Hobart.

3. Elizabeth, b. in Brookline, Aug. 16, 1775; m. Feb. 9, 1809, William Hall.

4. Sarah, b. in Brookline, May 19, 1779; d. in Amherst.

5. Esther, b. in Brookline, Mar. 24, 1782.

6. Joseph, b. in Brookline, Apr. 20, 1789.

 

NATHAN GILSON, second son and second child of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Lawrence) Gilson, was born in Pepperell, Mass., Feb. 26, 1773. He came to Raby with his father's family in 1774-75. He passed his entire life in Brookline. He was a farmer. He m. Nov. 26, 1801, Abigail Hobart.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Levi, b. Jan. 21, 1803.

2. Anne, b. Apr. 3, 1805.

3. Charles, b. Feb. 10, 1807.

4. Nathan, b. Sept. 26, 1809.

5. Luke, b. July 13, 1813.

PERLEY A. GOULD, only son of Benjamin and Martha (Kimball) Gould, was born in Brookline, Jan. 29, 1860. He resides at Saranac Lake, New York; where he is superintendent of the electric lighting plant. He m. Apr. 9, 1865, Grace D., dau. of George W. L. and Lydia M. (Sawtelle) Hobart of Brookline.

Children; Born at Saranac Lake.

1. Carroll B., b. Apr. 18, 1887; d. Apr. 18, 1887.

2. Florence E., b. June 20, 1890.

3. Pearl M., b. Feb. 23, 1896.

4. Dorotha G., b. Oct. 3, 1899.

5. Kenneth, b. Nov. 4, 1902; d. Nov. 7, 1902.

6. Perley A., b. Feb. 7, 1905.

JOSEPH ALONZO HALL, son of Joseph and Abiah (Shattuck) Hall was born in Brookline, Oct. 18, 1828. His life, until he reached his majority, was passed on his father's farm. His education was such as he obtained by attending the public schools. About 1855, he commenced doing business for himself as a butcher. In the latter part of the fifties he gave up the butchering business and began that of a wholesale manufacturer and dealer in lumber and barrels, which terminated only with his life; and in which, notwithstanding the fact that during the panic of 1873, he, in common with many others, became financially embarrassed to the extent that he was forced for a while to suspend operations, he nevertheless died with the reputation of having been one of the most successful business men Brookline had ever produced.

During this period, in addition to his own individual business, he was frequently associated with others of his fellow-townsmen in conducting local business enterprises. From 1863 to 1895, he was the owner of one-half interest in the old Ensign Bailey sawmill plant; and, during that period, was a partner, in the business of operating the mill, of three different firms; of each of which the other member, like himself, was an equal owner in the plant, and also in the business of operating the same. The names of the members of each of these firms, and the length of time each firm continued in business are as follows --Hall & Priest, (Charles W.), from 1863 to 1869; Hall & Peterson, (Joseph W.), from 1869 to 1877; Hall & Smith, (William J.), from 1877 to 1895.

In the seventies he owned, and, in company with his brother, Charles P. Hall, for several years operated, the old Tucker & Stiles store on Main street. At a subsequent peroid he owned and operated a grocery store located on the east side of the highway leading up the south side of Meeting-house hill. Besides these, he was connected, either directly or indirectly, with many other business enterprises, both in and out of town.

As a citizen, he was loyal to the town and its people; responding willingly and promptly to all calls upon his time and resources for its and their advancement and improvement.

He occupied all the town offices of importance. He served five terms as moderator, five terms as selectman, was Representative in 1867 and 1868, and represented Brookline in the Constitutional Convention of 1872. He was a member of the Congregational church. He m. July 1, 1851, Maria M., dau. of Abel and Lydia (Miles) Foster; he d. Aug. 3, 1897.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Henry A., b. Aug. 21, 1857; m. 1st, Sept. 27, 1881, Belle C., dau. of Nathaniel and Eliza (Shattuck) Hobart; 1 ch., Blanche W., b. Dec. 2, 1884; they were divorced; m. 2nd, Aug. 9, 1898, Clarissa (Eldridge) Edson, of Charlestown, Mass. He is an engineer on the B. & M. railroad; res., Ayer, Mass.

2. Alpha A., b. Apr. 11, 1859; m. 1st, Oct. 10, 1880, Nellie J. Fletcher, of Hollis; she d. May 10, 1882; m. 2nd, Nov. 6, 1883, Della R. Peacock, dau. of Fred W. and Almira (Melendy) Peacock, of Brookline, by whom he has had 3 ch.; (1) Fred A., b. Sept. 30, 1886; m. Feb. 16, 1909, Mary Ricker, of Charlestown, Mass., 2 children. (2) Harry M., b. Dec. 1, 1888. (3) Forace R., b. Mar. 27, 1896.

He is one of the town's active and progressive citizens. He has served eight terms as selectman, fourteen terms as town clerk, a position which he holds at the present time (1914), and was Representative in the legislatures of 1895 and 1896. At the present time he is engaged, in company with his son, Fred A., in carrying on a retail grocery and general merchandise business in the Tarbell store on Main street.

3. Winnie M., b. Apr. 20, 1863; m. Oct. 15, 1887, Horace H. Nye of Keene; 2 children, Ralph H., b. June 1, 1889, and Maida M., b. May 21, 1893.

4. Della M., b. Nov. 15, 1867; d. Jan. 14, 1868.

JOHN HUTCHINSON, third son and third child of Nathaniel Hutchinson Sr., was born in Pepperell, Mass., Mar, 1787. He settled in Brookline in 1808. He was a farmer and resided on the old homestead farm. He was twice married; m. 1st, Jan. 19, 1812, Rebeckah, dau. of Nathaniel and Betty (Hosley) Shattuck, of Pepperell, Mass; she d. Nov. 23, 1817; m. 2nd, Mar. 29, 1819, Polly Burnham of Milford. He d. Dec. 24, 1846; she d. Feb. 8, 1861.

Children; Born in Brookline.
By First Wife.

1. Mary, b. Dec. 18, 1813; m. May 1, 1839, Ira Proctor of Hollis.

2. Rebekah, b. Dec. 30, 1815; m. May 1, 1839, Asa Seaver.

By Second Wife.

3. Elizabeth, b. May 14, 1821; m. Apr. 26, 1842, David Hobart.

4. Lucretia, b. Sept. 18, 1822; d. Aug. 16, 1839.

5. *John Q. A., b. Feb. 5, 1826; m. Nov. 27, 1851, Amanda Wadsworth.

6. Nathaniel B., b. Nov. 8, 1828; d. Oct. 18, 1834.

7. Hannah B., b. Jan. 26, 1836; m. Jan. 2, 1867, Levi F. Lowell.

8. *Nathaniel, B. b. May 8, 1838; m. 1st, Nov. 5, 1862, Emily T. Shedd; m. 2nd, July 23, 1865, Lizzie H. Hunter.

JOSEPH LAW settled in Brookline about 1835. He was a farmer, living in the southwest part of the town, on the west side of the highway leading out of the Mason highway to the old Mathew Wallace place. He m. May 15, 1834, Ellen S. Cleveland of Brookline. He d. Mar. 29, 1859; she d. June 17, 1890.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Francis A., b. Apr. 10, 1835; m. Apr. 10, 1860, Hattie Spaulding; he d. Jan. 16, 1903.

2. Mary A., b. Aug. 5, 1836; m. June, 1857, James A. Merrill of Brookline.

3. Lewis O., b. July 30, 1841; m. Sept. 3, 1862, Ellen Lancey; d. Aug. 5, 1863; soldier in Civil War.

4. Byron H., b. Feb. 5, 1844; m. Dec. 25, 1862, Carrie Phelps.

5. Francena E., b. Aug. 28, 1849; m. 1st, Dec. 18, 1865, Webster Hofses; 1 ch.; m. 2nd, Dec. 30, 1883, Fred G. Hobart of Brookline; she d. Sept. 1, 1908.

6. Servilla J., b. Feb. 18, 1854; d. July 15, 1856.

LLEWELLYN POWERS came to Brookline from Hollis in 1884. He was born in Hollis, Jan. 29, 1860. He is a son of Harvey and Sarah (Colburn) Powers; and a great-great-grandson of Peter Powers, the first settler in Hollis. His ancestor, Peter Powers, was a soldier in the old French wars. He is a carpenter and painter by trade, and a highly respected citizen. He is a member of the board of selectmen for the present year (1912) and also a member of the board of trustees of the Dodge legacy fund. He m. Apr. 9, 1885, Celia, dau. of Geogre W. L. and Lydia M. (Sawtelle) Hobart.

Child; Born in Brookline.

Harry Sawtelle, b. Nov. 19, 1886; m. Nov. 29, 1911, Anna G. Willey, of Pepperell. Mass,

EBENEZER JACKSON RIDEOUT, fifth child and first son of Ebenezer and Aliva (Fisk) Rideout, was born in Nashua, Jan. 3, 1832. He came to Brookline with his father's family in 1840. He was a farmer, and was also for many years engaged in the manufacture and sale of charcoal. He m. Sept. 11. 1856, Harriet Emily Hayden of Hollis. He d. in 1912.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Elmer J., b. Nov. 19, 1860; m. 1st, Nov. 26, 1884, Orrie Manson, of Kittery, Me.; m. 2nd, in 1889, Nettie Sargent, Milford; no ch.

2. Hattie E., b. Nov. 7, 1863; m. Apr. 29, 1881, Willie A. Hobart.

LUTHER ROCKWOOD, the first of his family to settle permanently in Brookline, came here in 1812 from Wilton, where he was born Apr. 30, 1791. He was a son of Joseph and Lucy (Fletcher) Rockwood, and a lineal descendant in the sixth generation of Richard Rocket, or Rockwood, who came from Weymouth or Dorchester, England, to America, and settled in Dorchester, Mass., in 1636; the line of descent being as follows:

(I) Richard, (II) Nicholas, III) Nathaniel, (IV) Elisha, (V) Joseph, (VI) Luther. His house in Brookline was located about one mile south of the village on the highway to Townsend, Mass. He was a farmer. In addition to his farm work, he was for many years engaged in the manufacture and sale of bricks; the material for which he obtained from extensive beds of clay located upon his farm.

He m. Jan. 14, 1812, Kezia, dau. of Benjamin Brooks, Jr. He d. Aug. 18, 1863; she d. Jan. 13, 1869.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. *Andrew, b. Jan. 22, 1812; m. 1833, Maria Daniels; m. 2nd, Mar. 1, 1888, Rebecca Pierce of Townsend,

2. Lucy, b. June 5, 1813; m. July 7, 1836, Franklin McDonald.

3. Levi, b. July 28, 1815; d. Feb. 18, 1816.

4. Thirza, b. Feb. 3, 1817; d. Mar. 2, 1820.

5. *Levi, b. Jan. 13, 1819; m. Nov. 29, 1842, Cynthia Hobart.

6. Milo J., b. Apr. 26, 1821; d. Nov. 15, 1847.

7. *Franklin, b. Mar. 13, 1823; m. Dec. 12, 1848, Cartharine Smith.

8. Thirza, b. Mar. 24, 1825; m. Pierce Edwards.

9. K. Jane, b. Sept. 1, 1826; m. May 4, 1853, William Wright.

10. Mary, b. May 5, 1828; married William Wright.

11. Rinaldo, b. Jan. 16, 1830; d. Jan. 16, 1830.

12. Benjamin, b. Dec. 27, 1832; d. Dec. 27, 1832.

13. *William B., b. Oct. 12, 1834; m. 1st, May 18, 1857, Ruth N. Gould; she d.; m. 2nd, Etta Eliza Litchfield, May 27, 1863.

 

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LEVI ROCKWOOD, third son of Luther and Kesiah (Brooks) Rockwood, was born in Brookline Jan. 13, 1819. For many years he owned and operated the old Benjamin Brooks Sawmill in South Brookline; and in connection therewith carried on an extensive lumbering and coopering business. He was an active and energetic business man, and was highly esteemed as a citizen. He m. Nov. 29, 1842, Cynthia, dau. of David and Eunice (Wright) Hobart, of this town. He d. Nov. 7, 1863; she d. Nov. 21, 1895.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Bertie H., b. ; d. Sept. 6, 1861.

2. George E., b. Nov. , 1844; d. Dec. 25, 1863.

3. Martha A., b. Sept. , 1846; d. Sept. 5, 1863.

4. Ellen A., b. Aug. , 1850; d. Oct. 30, 1863.

5. Jennie E., b. Mar. 26, 1852; m. Nov. 24, 1878, Elmer W. Wallace.

6. *Walter F., b. Aug. 2, 1854; m. July 17, 1881, Clara Whitcomb.

 

WALTER F. ROCKWOOD, son of Levi and Cynthia (Hobart) Rockwood, was born in Brookline, Aug. 2, 1854. In his early manhood he operated, for a few years, a grocery and general merchandise store in the village. At a later period he gave up the store business to engage in that of dealing in timber lands; a business for which, both by training and association, he is peculiarly well qualified, and in which he has been very successful. At the present time (1911) he is residing in Townsend, Mass.; where he is, and for many years has been, connected with the firm of Anson S. Fessenden and Company, by which he is employed as an expert in buying timber lands. He was town clerk of Brookline in 1881 and 1882; selectman in 1886, 1887, 1888 and 1889; and Representative in 1891 and 1892. He m. July 17, 1881, Clara, dau. of Jefferson and Clara W. Whitcomb of this town.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Ethel May, b. Mar. 4, 1887; graduate of Simmons College in 1909.

2. Gertrude Ellen, b. Sept. 29, 1891.

FRANKLIN ROCKWOOD, fourth son of Luther and Kesiah (Brooks) Rockwood, was born Mar. 13, 1823. He was a farmer and lived in South Brookline. He m. Dec. 12, 1848, Catharine Smith, of Hubbardston, Mass. He d. Sept. 3, 1890; she d. in 1901.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Arthur M., b. Feb. 21, 1850; married Rogers, of Nashua.

2. Herbert F., b. Feb. 8, 1853.

3. Martha J., b. Sept. 3, 1854; m. Jan. 14, 1878, Fred G. Hobart; m. 2nd, Lyons.

4. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 19, 1857; m. Apr. 1880, Frank B. Maynard.

5. Hattie M., b. Mar. 23, 1859; d. Dec. 8, 1872.

6. Katie A., b. Nov. 5, 1860; married Edwin H. Taylor, of Brookline.

7. Ella, b. Sept. 11, 1869; d. Mar. 8, 1870.

8. Charles E., b. July 11, 1864; d. Mar. 5, 1870.

9. Fred E., b. Sept. 18, 1871; m. June 27, 1897, Annie R. Turner, of Norwich, Vt.

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ISAAC SAWTELLE, second child and second son of Eli and Lydia (Hunt) Sawtelle, was born at Brookline, March 25, 1794. In his young manhood, he was for several terms a teacher in the public schools of the town. In 1816, he entered into a co-partnership with James Parker, Jr. for engaging in the sale of general merchandise, in a store which the firm opened in the dwelling house on the east side of Main street now owned and occupied by Walter E. Corey. The partnership was of brief existence and was dissolved by mutual consent.

About 1840, he purchased the old Lieut. Samuel Farley place in the east part of the town, and moving his family into the house on the premises, settled down as a farmer; an avocation which he followed for the remainder of his life. He was a Whig in his politics, a Unitarian in his religion, and a citizen of progressive and liberal ideas and of unquestioned integrity and ability. From 1835 to 1852 he served three terms as town clerk, and eight terms as selectman. He was for many years a Justice of the Peace. He was a member of Benevolent Lodge F. A. M. of Milford; of which he was worshipful master in 1823 and 1858. He m. in 1818, Sarah, dau. of James and Sarah (Boynton) Parker of Brookline. He d. June 4, 1860; she d. Aug. , 1880.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Isaac Augustus, b. Dec. 24, 1819; m. Helen M. Andrews; no ch.; he d. while in the service during the Civil War at Algiers, La., July 7, 1863.

2. DeWitt, b. Mar. 22, 1821; d. Aug. 31, 1821.

3. Sarah Augusta, b. July 6, 1822; d. Mar. 5, 1855.

4. Catharine Parker, b. May 24, 1826; m. Dec. 21, 1847, Simeon A. Spalding of Hollis; she d. Mar. 15, 1883; 1 ch., Katie Frances, b. in Hollis, July 18, 1852; m. July 15, 1868, Eugene A. Flagg, of New Ipswich; ch., (1) Katie Reed, b. June 2, 1870; d. Jan. 23, 1871; (2) Katie E., b. Jan. 24, 1872; (3) Frederick L., b. Oct. 7, 1873; (4) Winnifred M., b. Aug. 4, 1876.

5. Lydia Maria, b. May 29, 1826; m. Nov. 28, 1850, Geo. W. L. Hobart.

6. James Frederick, b. July 16, 1828; d. Jan. 1903; unm. | Twins.

7. John Freeman, b. July 16, 1828; d. May 29, 1831. |

8. Caroline Amanda, b. May 4, 1831; m. in 1860, True Tucker Locke, of Pepperell, Mass.; ch., (1) Cora Sawtelle, b. Oct. 12, 1860; m. Nov. 25, 1895, James E. Mullin of Boston; res. Boston; no ch.; (2) Helen, b. Feb. 19, 1863; m. Dec. 20, 1887, Almond M. Tewksbury of Chicago; ch.; (1) Theodore T., b. Mar. 7, 1890; (2) Paul, b. July 8, 1891; (3) Kathryn, b. May 9, 1893; (4) Almond M., b. Jan. 11, 1907.

9. Clinton Freeman, b. July 10, 1836; d. Nov. 10, 1854.

 

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JOSEPH SAWTELLE, fourth son of Lieut. Eli and Lydia (Hunt) Sawtelle, was born in Brookline, Oct. 28, 1831. He was a farmer and surveyor, and a citizen of large influence and unquestionable integrity. He was selectman in 1854 and 1855, town treasurer in 1867, and represented the town in the legislature of 1873. He was a Unitarian in his Religious belief, and a Republican in his politics. In the old militia days, he served as major in the 23rd regiment of the N. H. State Militia. He m. Oct. 28, 1831, Catharine, dau. of James and Sarah (Boynton) Parker. She d. Aug. 20, 1879. He m. 2nd, Oct. 28, 1880, Cynthia (Hobart) Rockwood, widow of Levi Rockwood. He d. Mar. 8, 1883; ;she d.
Nov. 21, 1895.

Children; by First Wife.

1. Two children; died in infancy.

3. Ellen Catharine, b. Mar. 16, 1843; she is a graduate of the Salem, Mass., Normal School, and at the present time is head teacher in the Hancock School in Boston, Mass. (For sketch of her life see Chap. XI, ante).

ABEL SHATTUCK, son of John and Lydia (Hobart) Shattuck, was born in Pepperell, Mass., Feb. 15, 1750. He removed from Pepperell to Brookline. He m. in 1779, Hannah Hobart. He d. Dec. 30, 1783.

Children.

1. Sarah, b. Oct. 1, 1778.

2. Hannah, b. June 2, 1780.

 

ALPHEUS SHATTUCK, a son of Benjamin and Sybel (Parker) Shattuck, was born at Brookline, Oct. 15, 1802. For many years he resided in the northeast part of the town on the old Shattuck homestead; where he farmed and operated the sawmill connected with the premises. About 1860, he retired from business, and, having purchased the "Old Yellow House," so called, in the village, took up his abode and passed the remainder of his life in the same. He was an active and influential citizen, and prominent in public affairs. He represented the town in the legislatures of 1843, 1844, 1845 and 1866. He was a Justice of the Peace and Coronor. He m. Apr. 1, 1822, Clarinda, dau. of Mathew and Betsey (McIntosh) Wallace. He d. at Brookline in 1886. She d. in 1878.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Mary Jane, b. June 9, 1823; m. Apr. 30, 1844, Hazzard Bosworth of Royalton, Vt. Ch., (1) Willie J., b. Mar. 10, 1851; d. Aug. 1852; (2) Percy, b. in Bethel, Vt., July 6, 1853; d. in 1904; (3) Bersba C., b. Jan. 6, 1854; d. in 1871.

2. Eliza Ann, b. Jan. 2, 1825; m. May 19, 1850, Nathaniel Hobart.

3. *Benjamin, b. Jan. 20, 1831; m. in 1852, Louisa Wheeler.

4. Lucilla Parker, b. Mar. 6, 1833; m. Dec. 22, 1853, Amos Peabody of Milford; 1 ch., Lewie A., b. July 22, 1855; d. July 29, 1855.

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EDWIN WALLACE SMITH came from Cambridge, Mass., to Brookline in 1893. He was born in Manchester, N. H., July 28, 1831. He was a son of Edwin Smith of Medway, Mass., and Sybel Wallace of Townsend, Mass. He was a master mechanic, and was superintendent of  the machine shops of the Watertown, Mass., Arsenal from 1861 to 1865. In his religious belief he was a Universalist, and was a member of the Second Church of Cambridge, Mass., and for twenty-one years superintendent of its Sunday School. He m. Oct. 25, 1853, E. Augusta, dau. of David (Wright) Hobart. He d. at Brookline, July 27, 1901; and is buried in the South Cemetery. She d. Dec. 24, 1913.

Child.

Edwin Ellis, b. in Winchester, Mass., July 13, 1856; unm.; res. Brookline.

 

JONAS SMITH, fourth child and third son of Joshua Jr., and Mehitabel Smith, was born in Raby, Sept. 16, 1791. He was a farmer. He was a soldier for Brookline in the War of 1812. He was twice married; m. 1st, in 1824, Emma Brooks; she d.; m. 2nd, Sarah He d. Feb. 24, 1843; Sarah d. Feb. 7, 1855.

Child; Born in Brookline.

*William J., b. Feb. 1, 1825; m. 1st, May 7, 1851, Elizabeth M. Ball; m. 2nd, Feb. 1, 1865, Mary E. Hobart.

 

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WILLIAM JONAS SMITH, only son of Jonas and Emma (Brooks) Smith, was born in Brookline, Feb 1, 1825. He was a manufacturer of, and dealer in lumber. From 1855 to 1870, in company with Noah Ball of Townsend, Mass., he owned and operated a sawmill which he built on the site of the old Jasher Wyman sawmill at South Brookline. At a later period he owned and operated the old sawmill known as "Brown's" at West Hollis. From 1877 to 1895, under the firm name of Hall and Smith, he was a partner of J. A. Hall in the lumber manufacturing business in the old Ensign Bailey sawmill; which the firm owned. He was a respected and honored citizen. He was a selectman in 1858, town
treasurer from 1872 to 1894 inclusive, and Representative in 1864 and 1865. He was a member of the Congregational church. He was twice married; m. 1st, May 7, 1851 Elizabeth M., dau. of Noah and Huldah (Tenney) Ball of Townsend, Mass.; she d. May 22, 1863; m. 2nd, Feb. 1, 1865, Mary E. Hobart of Brookline. He d. at Townsend, Mass., Nov. 21, 1903.

Children; By First Wife.

1. *Charles W., b. in Townsend, Mass.; m. Feb. 27, 1881, Lydia E. Taylor.

2. Lydia E., b. Apr. 11, 1863; d. Sept. 16, 1863.

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WILLIAM WALLACE, ninth child of Captain Mathew and Betsey (McIntosh) Wallace, was born in Brookline, November 11, 1816. He was a Stone-mason by trade, and was also employed in building railroads under contract in the southern states. He m. in 1840, Catharine, dau. of Eri and Fanny (Wright) McDonald of Brookline. He d. Sept. 25, 1885. Thirteen children, all born in Brookline, were the results of their marriage, of whom five only arrived at maturity.

Children.

1. *Leroy A., b. Oct. 1841; m. Jan. 4, 1871, Ellen L. French.

2. *Bryant W., b. Jan. 7, 1844; m. July 8, 1865, Jane N. Pierce.

3. Ella, b. in 1846; d. in young womanhood.

4. Mary A., b. ; m. May 27, 1874, John D. Hobart; res. Malden, Mass.

5. *Elmer W., b. Nov. 14, 1853; m. Nov. 24, 1878, Jennie E. Rockwood.

 

ELMER WRIGHT WALLACE, third son of William and Catharine (McDonald) Wallace, was born in Brookline, Nov. 14, 1853. He learned the trade of mixing colors and worked at his trade for several years in Nashua, and in Lawrence, Mass. In 1897, his health failing him, he gave up the business and returned to Brookline, where he purchased the old Samuel Farley place and settled down to farming; not, however, for a long time. For in 1911 he disposed of his farm and shortly after removed to Townsend, Mass., where he is residing at the present time (1914). He is superintendent of the out-of-doors work connected with the coopering and lumbering plant of the Anson Fessenden Company of that place. He represented Brookline in the legislatures of 1907--08. He m. Nov. 24, 1878, Jennie E., dau. of Levi and Cynthia (Hobart) Rockwood. They had one child, Ellen A., b. Dec. 11, 1879, and d. in infancy.

WASHINGTON WRIGHT, a son of Josiah and Dolly (Shattuck) Wright, was born in Pepperell, Mass., Feb. 15, 1777. About the year 1805 he removed from Pepperell to Brookline; where he settled in the south part of the town; his house being located about one mile south of the village on the west side of the highway to Pepperell, a few rods south of the point at which Rocky Pond brook crosses the same. The house was destroyed by fire in 1812; and at the time of its destruction an infant child of Mr. Wright perished in the flames. The house was never rebuilt. During his residence here, Mr. Wright owned and operated a blacksmith shop and gristmill located on the brook below the old sawmill. He m. in Pepperell before coming here, Eunice Lawrence. Ten children, all born in Pepperell, were the results of this marriage. Their given names, without reference to the dates of their births, were as follows: George, William Joseph, Abijah, Henry, John, infant d. in childhood, "And," Eunice and Pamelia. (Of these, Eunice married David Hobart, Sr., of Brookline; Pamelia m. John Spaulding of Townsend, Mass.) Abraham Lawrence, b. at Brookline, Nov. 27, 1806.

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