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THORNTON'S FAMILY AND DESCENDANTS
NOTE: James Shepard-5 Thornton
was the last of Hon. Matthew Thornton, M.D.'s MALE descendants to have the surname
Thornton. There are many of his descendants that do not bear a THORNTON
name. If your surname is Thornton possibly you are descended from one of Hon.
Matthew's brothers (in that case you would be distantly related, but not a 'descendant').
Only the line of Matthew, son of James is traced below.
THORNTON, an Englishman, and Elizabeth Jenkins, his wife, removed from England
to the north of Ireland, where their son, Matthew-2 Thornton was born, in 1714.
The Thornton family is said to have been among the 120 families who in five small
ships, arrived in Boston, MA, on 17 August 1718, and in the fall of that year
went to Falmouth (now Portland) ME, spending the winter there, on shipboard. They
then went to Wiscasset Maine for a few years, removing to Worcester MA. In 1740
James Thornton moved to Pelham MA, as one of the towns founders and proprietors,
and held various town offices. In 1748 he removed to Londonderry NH where he lived
until his death on 7 Nov 1754. He is buried in Forest Hills cemetery, East Derry
NH, beside his daughter Hannah Wallace.
of James & Elizabeth (Jenkins) Thornton:
1. James THORNTON, b abt 1710,
a co-grantee with their brother Matthew, in 1768 of the town of Thornton NH.
Andrew THORNTON, b. abt 1712, a co-grantee with their brother Matthew, in 1768
of the town of Thornton NH.
3. +Dr. Matthew THORNTON b. abt 1714 in
4. Agnes THORNTON b. abt 1716; m. Thomas Wasson/Wason
William THORNTON b. abt 1718 in County Tyrone, Ireland; one of the first settlers
of Pelham MA in 1740, removed to Palmer MA, then later to Dublin NH; about 1753
he removed to Schenectady NY
6. Samuel THORNTON b. abt 1720; lived at Campton
NH, and later at Hatley and Stanstead, in Canada. He is said to have married twice,
and to have had 22 children, 11 by each wife.
7. Hannah THORNTON b. abt 1722;
m. William Wallace of Londonderry NH
8. Esther THORNTON b. abt 1724
Matthew-2 Thornton (James-1) was born abt 1710 in Northern Ireland. In 1745,
Dr. Matthew-2 Thornton joined the expedition against Louisburg, Cape Breton, as
surgeon in the New Hampshire Division of the American army. At the commencement
of the Revolutionary War, he held the rank of colonel in the militia; he was commissioned
justice of the peace under the colonial administration of Gov. Benning Wentworth;
he was appointed president of the Provincial Convention of New Hampshire (in 1775)
and the following year was chosen to represent New Hampshire in the first Congress
held at Philadelphia. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
After serving his term in Congress he became chief justice of the Court of Common
Pleas in New Hampshire, and afterwards judge of the Superior Court. About 1762
he established a farm in New Boston, NH remaining there 8 years, returning to
Londonderry NH; After 1776 he purchased a farm in that part of Merrimack known
as Thornton's Ferry, where, surrounded by his family and friends, he passed the
remainder of his days in dignified repose. He served Merrimack NH as moderator
and selectman, on the 1787 tax list he is shown living in District 4. He died
at the house of his daughter, Mrs. Hannah Thornton McGaw, in Newburyport, Mass.,
June 24, 1803, at the age of eighty-nine years. Mr. Thornton was a man of commanding
presence, but of a very genial nature, remarkable for his native wit and great
fondness for anecdote.
His remains were brought back to Merrimack, and they
repose in the little burial ground at Thornton's Ferry, with only a modest tombstone
to mark his resting place (inscription: "An honest man). August 28, 1885,
an act of the legislature authorized the erection of a
suitable monument to his memory, upon a site selected and donated by the town.
Upon September 29, 1892, this monument was dedicated with appropriate ceremonies,
the Hon. William T. Parker being president and Hon. Charles H. Burns the orator
of the day.
Judge Thornton married abt 1760 to Hannah Jack, daughter of Andrew
& Mary (Morrison) Jack of Chester NH [although her surname is called "Jackson"
in the History of New Boston, Chester NH town records clearly show the surname
to be JACK]. A story told in the History of New Boston NH states, "she was
a beautiful young girl of eighteen (when they married), whom he has promised,
when a child, to wait for and marry, as a reward to her taking some disagreeable
medicine.", p. 209] She was born in 1742, and died before reaching middle
life 5 Dec 1786, and is buried in Thornton's Cemetery, Merrimack NH.
of Dr. Matthew & Hannah (Jack) THORNTON:
1. +James THORNTON,
b 20 Dec 1763 Londonderry NH; d. 3 July 1817 in Merrimack NH, buried Thorton Cemetery,
Merrimack NH; m. Mary Parker
2. Andrew THORNTON, b. abt 1766, died 22 Apr 1787,
unmarried. Buried Thornton Cemetery, Merrimack NH
3. +Mary THORNTON,
b. abt 1768 in Londonderry NH, d. 28 May 1845 Derry NH; m. 4 Sep 1791 to Hon Silas
BETTON of Salem NH. He b. abt 1766 in Londonderry NH.
4. +Matthew THORNTON,
b. abt 1770 in Londonderry NH married Fanny Curtis
5. +Hannah THORNTON,
b 25 July 1774 in Merrimack NH, d. 18 May 1846 Cambridge MA married 13 Sep 1798
to John McGAW of Newburyport, Mass.
THORNTON (Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b. 20 Dec 1763 in Londonderry NH; d. 3
July 1817 in Merrimack NH, buried Thornton Cemetery, Merrimack NH; m. 25 Apr 1792
to Mary Parker of Litchfield NH, she b. 1763 in Litchfield NH and d. 11 Aug 1832,
buried Thorntons Cemetery, Merrimack NH. Resided in Merrimack NH and became a
member of the NH Legislature.
Children of James & Mary (Parker) THORTON:
Matthew Thornton, b. 27 June 1793; married Sarah W. Cotton. She b. 1792; died
in youth manhood, leaving one dau Margaret Anne Thornton who died unmarried
Thomas Thornton, b. 23 Oct 1795; unmarried
3. +Hannah Thornton, b. 25
Sep 1797 married 9 Dec 1818 to Colonel Joseph Greeley of Dunstable MA; resided
4. +James Bonaparte Thornton, b. 11 May 1800; d. 1840 Peru,
5. Mary Thornton, b. 19 Aug 1802
THORNTON (Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b abt 1770-71 in Londonderry NH, d. 5 Dec
1804 in Merrimack NH, buried at Thornton Cemetery Merrimack NH; he married Fanny
Curtis of Amherst NH. She d. 30 Apr 1807. He became a lawyer in New Hampshire.
of Matthew & Fanny (Curtis) THORNTON:
1. +Abigail Curtis "Abby"
Thornton, b. 3 July 1800; married Capt. David MacGregor of Derry NH
Hannah Jack Thornton, b. 15 Oct 1801, died in Washington D.C.
THORNTON (Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b. abt 1768 in Londonderry NH, d. 28 May
1845 Derry NH; m. 4 Sep 1791 to Hon Silas BETTON of Salem NH, son of James &
Elizabeth (Dickey) Betton. He b. 26 Aug 1767 in Windham NH or Londonderry NH and
died 22 Jan 1822 in Salem NH. He studied under a private tutor (William's Academy
run by Rev. Simon Williams) and then graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover
NH in 1787; studied law and was an attorney at Salem NH beginning in 1790; was
a member of the house (1797-1799) and State senate (1801-1803) several years;
was a member of Congress from 4 March 1803 to 3 March 1807, and high sheriff of
Rockingham County from 1813 to 1819. He was buried in the Old Parish Cemetery,
Center Village, Salem NH.
Children of Hon. Silas & Mary (Thornton) Betton:
+Wealthy Johnson Betton, b. 19 Feb 1792; m. 10 Jan 1821 a cousin, Ninian
Clark Betton; she d. 10 Feb 1876 ae 84 yrs. They had 3 children, George E. (b
28 Nov 1821 Hanover NH), Charles James (b 26 Sep 1823 Salem NH, d. 5 Aug 1846)
and Walter Thornton (died age 24).
2. Harriet Betton, b. 1 April 1795, d. 5
March 1815 in Salem NH ae 19 yrs 11 mos 5 days.
3. Caroline Betton, b. 7 Dec
1796, d at Concord NH 1861, single
4. +Thornton BETTON, b. 3 April 1800
at Salem NH; graduate of Dartmouth College in 1820, m. Mary E. B. Holyoke Hopkins
Charles Cotesworth Pickney Betton, b. 15 Jan 1803; m. Elisabeth E., Dau of Joseph
Prescott of Calais ME. They resided in Newburyport MA. He d. in 1845. No children.
Mary Jane Betton b. 1 June 1805; m. Worcester Webster of Boscawen NH, son of William,
as his 2nd wife. He was b. 1794 in Salisbury NH and d. in Boscawen NH. He m1)
Polly Pettengill of Salisbury who was b. in Salisbury NH and d. in Boscawen NH.
All of Webster's children from his first wife, Polly [and are therefore not descendants
of the Hon. Matthew Thornton. (ch: Charles Williams Webster b 14 Sep 1826, d.
1891 Boscawen NH, m. Louise Greenough of Boscawen NH), George Worcester Webster
(1831 to June 1860 Boscawen NH, d. umn.) and Mary Ann Webster (21 July 1839 Boscawen
, d. 23 March 1913 California, m. Charles Everett Johnson).
7. George Onslow
Betton, b. 8 June 1807; graduated at Dartmouth College; practiced law in Derry
NH; died unmarried 25 June 1864 at Boscawen NH.
THORNTON (Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b. abt 1771, d. 1846 Cambridge MA, and
was buried at Mt. Auburn, Cambridge MA. She m. 13 Sep 1846 in Bedford NH to John
McGaw of Newburyport MA, son of Jacob and Margaret (Orr) McGaw. He was
b. 12 May 1775 and d. 3 Nov 1821 in Bedford NH. [Note: descendants of this line
can claim another "patriot" in the American Revolution through John
Orr, who joined a company of volunteers, and was lieutenant under Capt. Samuel
McConnell at Bennington, and was sounded in the battle.]
Children of John
& Hannah (Thornton) McGaw:
1. +John Andrew McGaw b. 29 Jan 1801
in Bedford NH; m. Nancy Goff.
2. +Harriet Frances McGaw; m. Henry Wood
+Thornton McGaw, b 24 July 1799, d. 3 Oct 1839 Bangor ME; m1) 19 Oct 1826
in Bangor ME to Anne/Anni Frances CARR.
James BONAPARTE-4 THORNTON (James-3, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b. 11 May 1800;
d. 1838 in Callao, Lima Peru, and is buried at Thornton's Ferry (Merrimack) NH;
graduated at Bowdoin College; practiced law in Merrimack; was second comptroller
of the treasury at Washington; then United States charge d'affaires to Peru, South
America. He died at Callao at about the age of forty. He was a classmate of the
late Charles G. Atherton, Esq. of Nashua and of the late ex-President Franklin
Pierce, and the warmth of their strong personal friendship remained unimpaired
until his death. He married Sophia Shepherd/Sheppard (who was b. abt 1800 in CT)
and left two children.
Children of James Bonaparte & Sophia (Shepherd)
1. +Mary Parker Thornton b. abt 1822 in NH married 1st)
Dr. Charles Augustine Davis, and after his death, m2d) Judge William Sewall Gardner
2. James Shepard Thornton, b 25 Feb 1827 on the Thornton
homestead in Thornton's Ferry (Merrimack) NH and died 14 May 1875 in Philadelphia
(or Germantown) PA; His father dying when he was very young, he was left to the
care and guardianship of Franklin Pierce and Senator Atherton; he entered the
Naval School at Annapolis at the age of fourteen, and remained in the naval service
until his death, which occurred in 1875. On 15 January 1841 he was appointed a
midshipman in the Navy. From 1850-1854 he was engaged in surveying the gold fields
of California and later Utah. In February 1854 he rejoined the Navy under his
prior rank and he had active service in the Mexican War. At the outbreak of the
civil war he was transferred to Admiral Farragut's flagship where he was executive
officer of the 'Hartford' under Farragut, at the battle of New Orleans. In 1862
he was commissioned lieutenant commander of the "Winona" off Mobile
Alabama. He was executive officer of the 'Kearsage' in the famous battle with
the 'Alabama." From 1865 to 1873 he was stationed at the Portsmouth Navy
Yard, and in August 1873 was sent in command of the U.S.S.'Monogahela' to Kerguelen
Island. Upon the return voyage, while studying a chart in his cabin, he was thrown
down by a sudden lurch of the ship and received serious injuries to his spine.
He was at once invalidated home, but died within a few weeks of his arrival. He
married in 1856/1857 to his cousin Ellen Thornton Wood of Goffstown NH, daughter
of Rev. Henry Wood, (and "a woman of remarkable beauty as well as of great
dignity of character") who survived him. She was b. 25 Sep 1830 and d. 15
March 1900 (or May 1901), and is buried at Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack NH. They
had no children. James Shepard Thornton was the last of his name of the descendants
of Hon. Matthew Thornton.
Abigail Curtis "Abby"-4 THORNTON
(Matthew-3,Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) Thornton, b. 3 July 1800; married Capt. David
MacGregor of Derry NH, resided Derry NH
Children of Capt David & Abigail
C. (Thornton) MacGregor:
1. George Reed MacGregor, m. -- of Joliet, Michigan.
2. Helen MacGregor, died age 6 in Derry NH
THORNTON (James-3, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b 25 Sep 1797 NH (shown as age
53 in 1850 census); 9 Dec 1918 she married Colonel Joseph Greeley of Dunstable
MA. He was b abt 1784 in NH; In 1850 residing in Nashville (Nashua) NH.
of Col. Joseph & Hannah (Thornton) Greeley:
1. Mary Thornton Greeley,
b abt 1821 NH, in 1850 census with parents
2. +Joseph Thornton "J.
Thornton" Greeley, b. abt 1824 NH; m. Hannah A. Morrison.
A. Greeley, b Feb 1828 NH; in 1880 census living in Nashua, Chickasaw Co Iowa
with wife Helen Reed (b Apr 1830 NH), and son George T. (b Aug 1856 NH). In 1900
living in Sault Sainte Marie, Chippewa Co., Michigan.
5. +Gen. James B.
Greeley, b 18 July 1830 in Nashua NH, m. his cousin [SEE] Arabella McGaw Wood.
6. Edward P. Greeley, b abt 1833 NH; in 1870 living in Nashua, Chickasaw Co,
Iowa, a mill proprietor. He m. Mary Robie. She b abt 1838 NH. Had dau May b abt
1866 in Iowa.
7. Helen "Ellen" Dana Greeley, b. abt 1839 NH in 1850
and 1860 census with parents. She died in Nashua NH in 1862 (twenty years of age).
Johnson-4 BETTON (Mary-3 THORNTON, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b. 19 Feb 1792,
she d. 10 Feb 1876 ae 84 yrs.; m. 10 Jan 1821 a relative, Ninian Clark Betton.
He b. 10 Jan 1787 in New Boston NH. When his parents died when he was 3 years
of age, he was placed in the family of Robert Boyd of New Boston, whose wife was
Mary Dickey, a sister to his grandmother. He spent 10 years of his life in this
household. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College, a lawyer in high standing in
Boston MA, held important positions in city government and the state legislature.
He studied law under the direction of Hon. Ezekiel Webster of Boscawen NH and
later with Ezekiel's distinguished brother, Daniel Webster. He was admitted to
practice in Boston MA October 1817. He died at Boston MA 19 Nov 1856 ae 68 years.
In 1860 Wealthy was living with her son George E. in Boston (Ward 11), Suffolk
Children of Ninian C. & Wealthy J. (Betton) Betton:
George E. Betton, b 28 Nov 1821 Hanover NH, patent-lawyer, Boston MA; in 1860
living in Boston MA (mother living with him); in 1890 Boston Directory, working
at 257 Washington Street room 18 (lawyer in patent cases) and rooming at 79 Worcester
2. Charles James Betton, b 26 Sep 1823 Salem NH, d. 5 Aug 1846 on his
passage home from New Orleans LA, unmarried
3. Walter Thornton Betton, b. 23
Jan 1834, died of consumption, 23 January 1858, twenty-four years of age,
BETTON (Mary-3 THORNTON, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b. 3 April 1800 in Salem
NH and died 16 Sep 1841; attended Atkinson Academy, and at the age of 16 entered
Dartmouth College, graduating in 1820. He was admitted to the bar at Newburyport.
He was a well-known lawyer in Derry NH; he m. 23 Dec 1832 to Mary E. B. Holyoke
Hopkins, dau of Caleb H. and Margaret (Neal) Hopkins of Portsmouth NH. After Thornton's
death, she m2) 24 Nov 1846, William FABYAN and resided in Portsmouth NH. Mary
and William Fabyan appear to have had a daughter, Mary C.E. Fabyan born about
Children of Thornton & Mary E.B. H. (Hopkins) BETTON:
+Frank Holyoke BETTON, b. 1 Aug 1835 Derry NH; resident of Pomeroy, Wyandotte
Co., Kansas. He m. Susanna Mudeater
2. +Col. Matthew Thornton BETTON,
born in Derry NH abt 1837, and died 11 July 1904 in East Derry NH, age 67; m.
3. Thornton BETTON Jr., born May 1841 in NH; a respected
citizen of Portsmouth NH, connected with the Fire department as one of its engineers,
filled other important positions. In 1870 a musician living in Portsmouth NH with
wife Charlott, b. Feb 1843 in NH. In 1880 living in Portsmouth NH with wife Charlotte
E., his occupation, house painter; in 1900 living in Portsmouth NH, indicating
they had no children.
Andrew-4 McGaw (Hannah-3 Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b. 29 Jan 1801
in Bedford NH, d. 13 July 1871; he came a prosperous shipping merchant of the
city. He m. 20 June 1826 to Nancy Goffe of Bedford NH. She b. 1 Aug 1805 and d.
16 Aug 1888, dau of Theodore Atkinson Goffe and a
descendant of Col. John Goffe. In 1880 she was living in NYC with her
daughter Frances "Fannie" (McGaw) Woodbury & husband.
of John A. & Nancy (Goff) McGaw:
1. +Harriet Ann McGaw, b. 30 Jan
1832; m. 11 Nov 1856 Freeman Perkins Woodbury
2. Hannah Thornton McGaw, b.
15 July 1834; m. 10 Apr 1862 in Portland ME to Rev. William Henry Fenn. He was
b abt 1835 in South Carolina. In 1860 Rev. Fenn (a Congregational minister) was
living in Manchester NH. In 1880 living in Portland, Cumberland Co. ME. No children
in household, but W.H.'s mother Mary B. (age 74) living with them, along with
his nephew Charles H. Fenn (age 26, a teacher). In 1910 both living in Portland
ME, niece Mary S. Fenn (b NJ) living with them. Yale A.B. and resides in Portland
3. Helen McGaw, b. 17 March 1838; m. Fleming Smith Esq., and resided in
New York City. He was b Nov 1835 in NY. In 1880 living in Manhattan NY on West
22nd Street. In 1900 they were living in Manhattan NY with his brother Almon M.
Smith residing with them. The 1900 census states they had no children born to
4. Frances Eliza "Fannie" McGaw, b. 19 Jan 1841 in Roxbury,
Suffolk Co MA; m. 14 Apr 1864 in New York City to Charles H. Woodbury, Dartmouth
A.B., a lawyer in the city of New York. He was b 10 March 1840 in Bedford NH,
son of Peter Perkins & Eliza Bailey (Gordon) Woodbury. He enlisted as a prviate
on 22 Feb 1865 at the age of 24 in Company F., 115th NY Infantry and was discharged
3 May 1865 in Raleigh NC. In 1880 living in Manhattan NY, her mother Nancy McGaw
(age 75) living with them, along with niece Nettie Woodbury (age 24)
McGaw (Hannah-3 Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b 24 July 1799 at Newburyport
MA, d. 5 Oct 1859 Bangor ME, buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge MA; he moved
to Bedford NH in 1805, and prepared for college at Pinkerton Academy, Londonderry.
He graduated from Dartmouth college in 1820, among the first seven in a class
of twenty-four. He studied law with his uncle, Jacob McGaw of Bangor ME, where
he commenced the practice of law in 1824. At a meeting of the Penobscot County
Bar, held on 6 October 1859, resolution were adopted expressive of appreciation
of the memory of the honorable professional character of Thornton McGaw. He m1)
19 Oct 1826 in Bangor ME to Anne "Anni" Frances CARR, dau of Joseph
Carr of Bangor ME. She b. 19 Oct 1803 and d. 12 Feb 1847; He may have m2d) Mrs.
Esther F. Bates, who was b. 24 Apr 1811 and d. 3 Dec 1876.
Child of Thornton
& Anne (Carr) McGaw:
1. +Annie Thornton McGaw, b. 26 Jan 1828
Bangor ME; married 1855 to Charles William Adams, son of Benjamin & Elizabeth
(Horne) Adams who was b. 1813 in Rochester NH.
Frances-4 McGaw (Hannah-3 THORNTON, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1)
m. Rev. Henry Wood, son of Eliphalet & Elisabeth (Tilton)
Wood. He was b. 19 Apr 1796 in Loudon NH and d. 29 Oct 1873 in
PA, and is buried at Last Rest Cemetery in Merrimack NH. He was
a graduate of Dartmouth College, and editor of the "Congregational
Journal"; he was appointed Consul to Beirut, Syria, by President
Franklin Pierce, and lived there many years. He was appointed
chaplain in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Philadelphia PA.
This family also lived in Hanover NH. She d. 10 Dec 1877, buried
Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack NH. [Note: the History of Merrimack
NH shows their last name as "Woods" however their tombstones
show the surname WOOD].
Children of Rev. Henry & Harriet F. (McGaw) Wood:
1. John Thornton Wood, b. 1828, d. 8 Aug 1898, buried
Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack NH; editor of a newspaper in
Arabella McGaw Wood, abt 1834; m. 24 June 1858, her cousin, James
Bonaparte Greeley [SEE].
3. Charles Wood, b. 1837, d. 21 May 1920, buried Last Rest Cemetery,
Merrimack NH, resided Philadlphia PA.
4. Harriet "Hattie" H. Wood, died 6 Dec 1874, buried
Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack NH, unmarried.
Ellen Francis Wood,
b. 25 Sep 1830 and d. 15 March 1900, married her cousin James
Shepard Thornton - [SEE]
6. Elizabeth Tilton Wood
7. Henrietta Thornton Wood, married -- McLane, lived in Pittsburg,
8. +Katharine "Kate" Purley [or Farley] Wood,
b. 26 Oct 1845 in Concord, New Hampshire; m. Arthur Sherburne
9. Robert McGaw Wood,
resided Philadelphia PA
Parker-5 THORNTON (Hon. James BONAPARTE-4 THORNTON, James-3, Dr. Matthew-2,
James-1) was born about 1822 in NH. She married 1st) abt 1853 to Dr. Charles Augustine
Davis, son of Robert & Almira B.(Dearborn) Davis. He was born about 1824 in
Concord NH. In 1860 he was surgeon of the U.S. Marine Hospital in Chelsea MA (where
he and Mary were living) He died April 7, 1863 ae 40 and is buried in the Old
North Cemetery, in Concord NH. She married 2nd) 15 Oct 1868 to Hon. William Sewall
Gardner, son of Robert & Susan (Sewall) Gardner. He was born 1 October 1828
in Hallowell ME, and died 4 April 1888 in Newton MA. After Mary's death, he married
2nd) 1877 to Sarah M. Davis, dau of Hon. Isaac Davis of Worcester MA. Hon. William
Sewall Gardner's mother was a daughter of General Henry Sewall of Augusta, who
through Henry, of York, Nicholas of York, and JOhn of Newbury, was descended from
Henry, the common ancestor of the Sewalls of New England, and himself, the son
of Henry, mayor of Coventry, ENgland 1589 and 1606. Mr. Gardner graduated at Bowdoin
College in 1850. On leaving college he studied law with the Hon. Nathan Crosby
of Lowell, and was admitted to the Middlesex bar. He opened an office in Lowell
and later Boston. He was appointed judge of the Superior Court by Governor Gaston.
In 1885 on his birthday (Oct 1) Judge Gardner was promoted by Governor Robinson
to the bench of the Supreme court, holding this position until autumn of 1887
when he resigned due to failing health. He became a member of the New England
Historic Genealogical Society in 1867. He was a member of the Protestant Episcopal
Church. [most of his biography from NEHGS Register 45:320]
United States Federal Census > Massachusetts > Suffolk > Chelsea
Chas A. Davis 36 M Surgeon 8,000 NH [b abt 1824 NH]
T. Davis 29 NH
Almira B. Evans 60 F NH
(plus servants, assistants, students)
United States Federal Census > Massachusetts > Middlesex > Newton
William S. 43 M W Lawyer 12,000 Maine
Gardner, Mary P. 35 F W Housekeeping
Gardner[DAVIS], Charles T. 7 M W at school NH
Gardner, Susan S.
76 F W no occupation ME
1880 United States Federal
Census > Massachusetts > Middlesex > Newton > District 479
William S W m 52 judge ME ME ME
Gardner, Sarah M.D. W F 40 wife Keeping House
MA MA MA
DAVIS, Charles T. W M 17 son at school NH NH NH
Gardner, Mary S.
W F 9 dau MA ME NH
Children of Charles A. &
Mary P. (Thornton) Davis:
1. Matthew Thornton Davis, b. Feb 1854, d. 7
July 1854, age 6 months. buried Old North Cemetery, Concord NH [NEHGS Cemetery
2. +Charles Thornton Davis, b. Jan 1863 NH; m. Frances P. Anderson
of William S. & Mary P. (Thornton-Davis) Gardner:
3. Mary Sewell Gardner,
b. 5 Feb 1871 in Newton MA [NEGHS database]
Joseph Thornton "J.
Thornton"-5 Greeley, (Hannah-4 THORNTON, James-3, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1)
b. 19 Nov 1823 in Nashua NH and d. 3 June 1881; m. 3 Oct 1850 to Hannah Aurelia
Morrison. dau of Samuel & Betsey (Dinsmoor) Morrison, was b. 1 Jan 1825. She
was educated at the Adams Female Academy, Derry NH and was a teacher in the Windham
NH schools. Also she was a leading singer in the church choir until her marriage.
Resided Nashua NH. In 1900 Hannah A., then a widow is living with her daughter
Kate and family in Nashua NH.
Children of Joseph T. & Hannah A. (Morrison)
1. Joseph Greeley,b 21 Nov 1852, d. 10 Nov 1864
2. Frank Morrison
Greeley, b. 11 Nov 1857, d. 6 Nov 1864
3. Frederick Thornton Greeley, b. 12
Dec 1859, d. 5 Apr 1870
4. +Ellen Dana "Nellie" Greeley, b.
20 July 1862; m. 15 June 1887 Edward Jones Cutter, son of Edward S. and Jeannette
Steele (Swan) Cutter, and brother to her sister Kate's husband. He was b. in Peterborough
NH July 5, 1855; lived at various times in Peterborough, Amherst NH and Boston
MA. He attended the Boston Latin School, graduated at Harvard College in 1877,
recieved the degree of MD at the Harvard Medical School in 1881; served as surgical
house pupil and house surgeon in the Boston City Hospital in 1880 and 1881; was
assistant resident physician in the State Almshouse at Tewksbury, Mass in 1882;
held the position of assistant superintendent of the Boston City Hospital during
the years 1883 and 1884; subsquently located in Leominster, MA where he practiced
medicine. Children: (1) Elisabeth, b. 25 Dec 1890; (2) Katherine, b. Feb 15, 1895
+Katherine "Kate" Morrison GREELEY, b. July 1864 in NH; she m. Henry
Gen. James Bonaparte-5 GREELEY (Hannah-4 Thornton,
James-3, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b 18 July 1830 in Nashua NH, d. 20 Apr 1903,
and is buried in Last Rest Cemetery in Merrimack NH. In 1850 census with parents
- physician, Asst. Surgeon in the First Rhode Island Cavalry, Company F. in 1885
during the Civil war; afterwards lived on the old Thornton farm in Merrimack NH;
m. 24 June 1858 his cousin [SEE] Arabella McGaw Wood. She abt 1834 NH, dau of
Henry & Harriet Frances (McGaw) Wood. She is shown on his pension form.
In 1907 Arabella M Greeley, widow of James B. residing with Guy H. Greeley
in Merrimack NH.
Children of Gen. James B. & Arabelle McGaw (Wood)
1. Henry "Harry" Wood Greeley, b. 12 Sep 1859,
d. 27 Dec 1884 Norfolk VA, buried Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack NH; in 1860 living
in Nashua NH, Ward 2
2. +Dr. Guy Hastings Greeley, b. 1869, d. 30 May
3. James Thornton Greeley, bap. March 1871 Merrimack NH
Hoyoke-5 BETTON (Thornton-4 BETTON, Mary-3 THORNTON, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1)
b 1 Aug 1835 in Derry NH, and d. 1905; [the following biography according
to a web site] Eight years of his early life were passed in Derry, two years
in Newburyport, Mass., one year at Portsmouth, N. H., a short time in Dover, N.
H., and three years in Boston, Mass. At the latter place be engaged as clerk in
a mercantile house. He then went to Petersburg, Va., where he remained two years,
and in May, 1856, came to Kansas. He landed at Leavenworth City on the 8th day
of May, and at once went about finding business. He had $2,000 in money to invest,
and, proceeding to the old historic town of Easton, he fell in company with others
who agreed to interest themselves with him In building up a town on Red Vermillion
Creek. The new town was to have at once a hotel, store, blacksmith shop, and saw-mill.
After suffering the privations and disappointments common to such an enterprise
in a new country, Mr. Betton found the project abandoned by the others, and himself
the owner of a saw-mill in a town and country without inhabitants. He returned
to Leavenworth, and during the winter engaged in a general speculating business,
dealing principally, however, in Geary City town property, by which he realized
about $500. He attended the sale of town shares (10 lots) in Wyandotte, advertised
to take place March 1, 1857, the first 100 shares to be sold at $500 a share.
He bought share No. 92. There was a perfect craze for these shares. People came
from far and near, and it was by chance that he managed to buy an interest. Isaiah
Walker's store was the only frame building in the town at the time. It still stands
on the north side of Nebraska avenue, below Fourth street. Silas Armstrong's brick
residence stood on the hill, near the corner of Fifth street and Minnesota avenue.
Ike Brown's log house stood where Dunning's Hall now stands. The land office building
was located nearly opposite, and Joel Walker lived in a log house near Jersey
Creek. The Widow Splitlog's cabin occupied the hill south of Minnesota avenue,
and the Cotter's lived at the ferry, and those houses constituted the city of
Wyandotte in 1857. Mr. Betton was offered $750 for one lot while on his way to
Leavenworth, just after the purchase, but refused to take it. Wyandotte had her
collapse, and values shrunk amazingly. Mr. Betton disposed of his interest at
a sacrifice. He next entered a claim of 160 acres of farming hand, and forty acres
of timber, near Osawkie, on the Delaware Trust Lands. He also speculated in claims,
and was very successful in this enterprise. After Osawkie land sales, he returned
to Leavenworth, but the same fall located in Wyandotte and engaged in lumbering
and logging for a saw mill, and in December, 1859, bought it. It was located where
the town of Argentine has since been built up. In 1860, he bought forty acres
of land, and built a house on it, which is still standing. The smelting works
are now located on this forty acres, which he sold in 1863 for $500, now worth
over $100,000. In 1863, the mill was moved over to the Missouri River, near Nearman
Station, where he continued the business until the fall of 1867, his family living
in the meantime at Wyandotte. In company with Mr. Overton, he bought a half section
of land of Alexander Caldwell and Lucien Scott, near Pomeroy, and in June, 1868,
located a new saw-mill at that place. The mill exploded the first day's run, killing
one man and injuring another. The mill was immediately rebuilt, and other lands
were subsequently bought, until Overton & Betton were the owners of 1,100
acres of fine timber land. They and their employes, mill bands and wood-choppers,
were the only white settlers in the vicinity. Mr. Betton solicited the County
Superintendent to lay out a school district, which was done immediately. Bonds
were voted to build a schoolhouse. They were purchased by Overton & Betton,
and the commodious school room was erected, which still stands to do credit to
the enterprise of its first proprietors. They also built a side track on the Missouri
Pacific Railroad at their own expense, erected a store room, and secured a post
office. The store room was first occupied by Derrick Stone, Pomeroy's first merchant.
In 1873, they erected their three-story flouring-mill, called Maple Cliff Mills.
They also sold lands to the amount of about 400 acres, and still retain about
700 acres. The mill was operated by Overton & Betton until 1878, when Mr.
Young purchased the half-interest of Mr. Overton, and the mill was owned amid
operated by Betton & Young until the spring of 1883, when they disposed of
their entire interest to the Pomeroy Milling Company. Mr. Betton has striven to
do his part in the labors which, in a period of twenty-five years, have served
to carve out of the wilderness the foremost county in his State. He has been identified
with many enterprises, public and private, and, like most old settlers, has reaped
but a moderate reward. He has written much for the press since his residence in
Kansas, and displays a literary ability remarkable for a man who has been so actively
engaged in business pursuits. He was married in Wyandotte, March 8, 1860, to Susanna
Mudeater. She was b. March 5, 1841, an accomplished and educated daughter of Matthew
Mudeater, head chief of the Wyandotte nation. Her father was educated at the Methodist
Episcopal Mission, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Her mother was educated at the same mission.
Both were exceedingly fair and handsome. They emigrated with the Wyandottes to
Indian Territory in 1843. According to Susanna (Mudeater) Betton's obituary in
the Kansas City Times, dated August 23, 1912 she died August 22, 1912. Frank H.
Betton had been Grand Master of the R. W. Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., State of Kansas,
and its Grand Representative in the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the United States;
also, Grand Chancellor of the Grand Lodge of the K. of P. of the State of Kansas,
and its Representative to the Supreme Lodge of the United States. He was #6066
a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. They had 6 children.
of Frank H. & Susanna (Mudeater) BETTON:
1. Silas, b. Jan 1861 in Wyandotte
Co. KS; d at the home of his maternal grandfather, Indian Territory, Sept 1873.
Buried in Woodlawn cemetery, Wyandotte City.
2. Florence G. BETTON, b 8 Sep
1862 at Argentine KS, single 1920 & 1930. In 1890 Kansas City KS Directory
a teacher living on Freeman St., NE corner of 7th Street; Miss Florence Betton
(of this lineage) was DAR #87696
3. Frank Holyoke BETTON Jr., b. 17 Nov 1865
in Wyandotte City, Kansas; found in 1890 Kansas City Directory, a bookkeeper,
rooming at 524 Minnesota Avenue
4. Cora Estelle BETTON, b. 18 Aug 1868 in Wyandotte,
Kansas; single in 1930
5. Matthew Thornton BETTON, b 13 July 1870 in Pomeroy,
Kansas, single 1920 & 1930. In 1890 Kansas City Directory, a bookkeeper, rooming
614 Nebraska Avenue
6. Susanna "Sue" W. BETTON, m. -- Campbell.
Ernest L. BETTON, b. 13 July 1881 Kansas; m. Edna F. --. When he registered for
the WWI Draft, his residence was 2209 N 12th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, and
he was first assistant state grain inspect for the Kansas State Grain Department
Matthew Thornton-5 BETTON (Thornton-4 BETTON, Mary-3 THORNTON, Dr. Matthew-2,
James-1) born in Derry NH abt 1837, and died 11 July 1904 in East Derry NH, age
67. He was buried in "Proprietors Cemetery, North of Pond, Portsmouth NH"
(south). was a captain in Co. K., 13th reg NH Vols (enlisting 13 Sep 1862 as private)
and served during the civil war. He entered Richmond VA as commander of the 81st
Reg NY Vols and had the honor of raising the US Flag over Libby Prison after the
surrender. He was charter member and first commander of Storer Post, G.A.R. (organized
8 Nov 1867) and organizer and first commander, provisional department of NH, G.A.R.
1867. He resided in Portsmouth NH and married Elizabeth Kennedy;
of Col Matthew T. & Elizabeth (Kennedy) BETTON:
1. +William T. "Willie"
Betton, b May 1864 in NH
2. Mattie M. Betton b. abt 1872 in NH, in 1880
census of Portsmouth NH with parents; 1892 Directory of Portsmouth shows Miss
Mattie M. Betton, 7 Market Street, clerk, boards 1 Wibird place.
Ann-5 McGaw,(John Andrew-4 McGaw, Hannah-3 Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1)
b. 30 Jan 1832; m. 11 Nov 1856 in New York City to Freeman Perkins
Woodbury, son of Dr. Peter Perkins & Martha (Riddle) Woodbury, a merchant
in the city of New York. He b 12 Jan 1829 in Bedford NH, and d. 18 Apr 1886 in
New York City, and was buried 20 Apr 1886 in Bedford NH. He donated, along with
Col. George W. Riddle of Manchester, the iron gate for the cemetery at Bedford
Children of Freeman P. & Harriet A. (McGaw) Woodbury:
John McGaw Woodbury, b 26 Jan 1858 in NYC; graduated from Princeton College in
1879; also from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the city of NY; he studied
medicine in NY, Paris, Vienna and London, practiced in New York city where he
resided. He married 13 Oct 1886 to Sarah Emily, widow of Samuel Irvin, no children;
served as major on the staff of General Wilson in the Spanish-American War, and
held the office of Street Cleaning Commissioner of the city of NY under both republic
and democrat administrations.
2. +Helen "Ellen" Woodbury,
b. 12 Oct 1859 in NYC; m. Dr. William Shepard Seamans, Harvard A.B., one of the
examining physicians of the Equitable Life Insurance Company in the City of New
York. In 1880 living in Bedford NH with family.
3. +Gordon Woodbury,
b. 17 Sep 1863 in NYC, d. Manchester NH; m. 18 Apr 1894 in Methuen MA to Charlotte
4. +Thornton "Thomas" Woodbury, b. 30 July
1867 in NYC.
5. Peter Woodbury, b. abt 1863 in NYC; possibly died young as
not in 1880 census in Bedford, and is not mentioned in the Bedford History.
Thornton-5 McGaw,(Thornton-4 McGaw, Hannah-3 Thornton, Dr.
Matthew-2, James-1) b. 26 Jan 1828 Bangor ME; married 1855 to
Charles William Adams, son of Benjamin & Elizabeth (Horne)
Adams who was b. 1813 in Rochester NH.
Children of Charles W. & Annie T. (McGaw) Adams:
1. +Charles Thornton Adams, b 28 Nov 1856 Jamaica Plains
MA; graduated Harvard A.B., lawyer in New York City; married 1884
to Alice Kent Hanks.
2. Helen Lee Adams, of Northampton MA
Purley [or Farley]-5 Wood, (Harriet Frances-4 McGAW, Hannah-3
THORNTON, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b. 26 Oct 1845 in Concord,
New Hampshire; and d. 14 May 1914 in North Dansville, New York.
She married 1 July 1869 to Arthur Sherburne Hardy, son of Alpheus
& Susan Warner (Holmes) Hardy. Arthur S. Hardy was born 13
Aug 1847 in Andover MA and d. 13 March 1930 in Woodstock CT. He
is buried in the Woodstock Hill Cemetery, in Woodstock CT. He
was an engineer, educator, editor, diplomat, novelist and poet.
A graduate of the US Military Academy, he was commissioned a 2nd
Lieut of Artillery. He became a professor of civil engineering
at the Chandler Scientific School at Darmouth College, Hanover
NH, later obtaining a chair of mathematics also at Darmouth. From
1893 to 1895 he served as co-editor of Cosmopolitan magaine, followed
by eight years of diplomatic service. Arthur and Katherine divorced
by 1898, as he married 2nd, March 9, 1898 in Athens Greece, to
Grace Aspinwall Bowen, daughter of Mr. Henry C. & Lucy (Tappan)
Bowen of Brooklyn NY, who had taken up his residence in Athens
at the time Mr. Hardy was Minister to Greece (and sister of Herbert
Wolcott Bowen). In the 1900 census Katherine Hardy is living in
Dansville NY and indicating she is divorced. From 1905-1906 He
and his 2nd wife Grace built the Bowen Hardy House of Woodstock
CT. Grace died June 23 1940 in Woodstock CT.
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U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent,
and Delinquent Classes
Massachusetts > Middlesex > Somerville > 16
Hardy, Katherine P. Hanover NH Mania 2-3/4 1 31 no
1880 US Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Hanover >
District 85 > 45
Hardy, Arthur S. W M 50 Professor MA MA MA
Hardy, Catherine W F 33 wife Keeping House Hysteria NH NH NH
Hardy, Thornton W M 4 son at home NH MA NH
Worthen, Thomas W M 30 boarder Instructor VT VT VT
1900 US Census > New York > Livingston > North Dansville
> District 36 > 13
Hardy/Hardie, Katherine Head W F Feb 1858 42 divorced, 4 ch 1
living, NH NH NH
1910 US Census > New York > Livingston > North Dansville
> District 58 > 20
Hardy, Catherine W. Head F W 58 div 2 ch 1 living NH NH NH own
Knapp, Rhoda? O. servant F W 24 single NY NY NY
Arthur Sherburne Hardy
appointed to the US Military Academy from the 4th district of
Massachusetts and admitted as a cadet on 1 July 1865 at the age
of 17 yrs 10 mo. He graduated on 15 June 1869, standing No. 10
in a class of 39 members, commissions as 2nd Lieut, 3rd artillery
in the US Army. Records of the academy incidate that he married
twice, the first to Miss Katherine Purley Wood and that they had
one son. The Annual Report of the Association of Graduates, dated
11 June 1930, states on 9 March 1898 in Athens Greece he married
Miss Grace Aspinwall Bowen, dau of Mr. Henry C. Bowen of Brooklyn
NY. Mr. Hardy died 13 March 1930 at Woodstock, CT aged 82 yrs
and survived by his wife, a grandson, Gelston Hardy of NY and
a grand-dau Mrs. H. Kitchin, London England.
According to NY times article [about Arthur Sherburne Hardy]
"I was graduated, and two days afterward I was married."
he replied to a question. [he grad 15 June 1869]
Children of Arthur S. & Katherine P. (Wood) Hardy:
1. +Thornton Sherburne Hardy, b. 16 Nov 1876 in Hanover
2. Sherburne Hardy, b. 21 Apr 1870; d. 5 Apr 1875 in Hanover NH;
buried Hanover NH
Thornton-6 DAVIS (Mary Parker-5 THORNTON, Hon. James BONAPARTE-4
THORNTON, James-3, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b. Jan 1863 NH, m.
12 Sep 1888 to Frances Perley Anderson, dau of John Farwell &
Marcia Bowman (Winter) Anderson. She was b. 16 Dec 1861 in Maine.
He was a graduate of Harvard College in 1884. He was judge of
the Court of Land Registration in Boston MA. In 1930 Marblehead
MA Directory, living at 34 Gregory Street, with wife Frances A.,
occupation judge. He died after 1936.
U.S. Census > 1900 United States Federal Census > Massachusetts
> Worcester > Worcester Ward 8 > District 1778
Davis Chas T. Head W M Jan 1863 37 married 11 yrs NH NH NH judge,
Davis, Frances A. wife W F Dec 1861 38 married 11 yrs 3 ch 3 living
ME ME ME
Davis, Mary J. dau F W May 1890 9 single MA NH ME
Davis, Thornton son W M Nov 1892 7 single MA NH ME
John F.S. son W M Oct 1897 2 single MA NH ME
U.S. Census > 1910 United States Federal Census > Massachusetts
> Essex > Marblehead > District 418
Davis Hon. Charles T. Head M W 47 m1x 21 yrs NH NH NH judge, land
Davis, Frances A. wife F W 48 m1x 21 yrs 5 ch 5 living ME ME ME
Davis, Mary F/T. dau F W 19 single MA NH ME [b abt 1891]
Davis, Thornton son M W 17 single MA NH ME [b abt 1893]
Davis, John F.A. son M W 12 single MA NH ME [b abt 1898]
Davis, William S.G. son M W 9 single MA NH ME [b abt 1901]
Davis, Marcia W. dau F W 7 single MA NH ME [b abt 1903]
(servant, Clark, Theresa)
1920 United States Federal Census > Massachusetts > Norfolk
> Brookline > District 171
Davis, Charles T. Head M W 52 married MA MA MA judge, federal
Davis, Frances wife F W 50 married MA MA MA
Davis, John T. son M W 21 single MA MA MA chemist, glue factory
Davis, Mary F. dau F W 30 single MA MA MA
Davis, Thornton son M W 26 single MA MA MA engineer, subway
Davis, Marcia dau F W 18 single MA MA MA no occupation
Children of Charles T. & Frances P. (Anderson) DAVIS:
1. Mary Thornton Davis, b. May 1890 in MA; in 1930 single and
living in Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, occupation: nurse,
2. Thornton Davis, b. 26 Nov 1892 in Winthrop, MA; completed a
WWI Draft Card, showing his residence as 31 Allerton St., Brookline
MA; his social security death index (SS# 455-05-4296) indicates
he died 7 December 1969 his last residence being San Antonio,
Bear Co., Texas. The Texas Death index indicates he was a widow
at the tie of his death. He resided 310 S Saint Mary's Street
in San Antonio TX.
3. +John Farwell Anderson Davis, b. Oct 1897 Worcester
4. William S.G. Davis, b. 1900 in Worcester MA
5. Marcia Winter Davis, b. 1901 in Worcester MA
Dana "Nellie"-6 Greeley (Joseph Thornton "J. Thornton"-5
Greeley, Hannah-4 THORNTON, James-3, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b. 20 July 1862;
m. 15 June 1887 Edward Jones Cutter, son of Edward S. and Janet Steele (Swan)
Cutter, and brother to her sister Kate's husband. He was b. in Peterborough NH
July 5, 1855; lived at various times in Peterborough, Amherst NH and Boston MA.
He attended the Boston Latin School, graduated at Harvard College in 1877, recieved
the degree of MD at the Harvard Medical School in 1881; served as surgical house
pupil and house surgeon in the Boston City Hospital in 1880 and 1881; was assistant
resident physician in the State Almshouse at Tewksbury, Mass in 1882; held the
position of assistant superintendent of the Boston City Hospital during the years
1883 and 1884; subsquently located in Leominster, MA where he practiced medicine.
Dr. Edward Jones Cutter was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars (#884), his
lineage being 6th in descent from Ephraim Cutter, 7th in descent from John Presoctt,
6th in descent from Capt. Jonas Prescott, 6th in descent from Sergt. John Shattuck,
and 5th in descent from Lieut. David Alld. In 1900 he is listed as a "patient"
in the McLean Insane Hospital in Belmont MA, died in 1900 in Belmont MA [NEGHS
database]. In 1920 Nellie G. & daughter Catherine are living in Los Angeles,
1900 United States Federal Census >
Massachusetts > Worcester > Leominster > District 1647
Head W F Dec 1890 9 single MA NH NH at school
Cutter, Kate sister W F Feb 1895
single MA NH NH at school
1900 United States Federal Census > Massachusetts
> Worcester > Leominster > District 1647
Cutter, Nellie Head W F July
1862 37 married 15 yrs 2 ch 2 living NH NH NH
United States Federal Census > California > Los Angeles > Los Angeles
Assembly District 63 > District 160
Cutter, Nellie G. Head F W 50 widow
NH NH NH no occupation
Katherine Cutter, daughter F W 24 single MA NH NH
of Edward J. & Ellen D. (Greeley) CUTTER:
1. Elisabeth CUTTER b. 25
Dec 1890. The California Death index shows a "Elizabet D. Collins b. 2 July
1890 MA, d. 2 May 1967 Sacramento Calif, mother's surname: GREELEY."
Catherine CUTTER, b. Feb 15, 1895 in Leominster MA; living with mother
in Los Angeles California in 1920
Katherine "Kate" Morrison-6
GREELEY (Joseph Thornton "J. Thornton"-5 Greeley, Hannah-4 THORNTON,
James-3, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b. 7 July 1864 in NH; she m. 7 Oct 1885 to Henry
Arthur Cutter, b. 27 Oct 1857, son of Edward Stearns & Janet Steele (Swan)
Cutter of Peterborough and Amherst NH. [From "History of Peterborough NH]:
Henry's father Edward S. Cutter was a graduate of Dartmouth College in 1844, attorney,
clerk of Court of Hillsborough County, moderator of the town of Peterborough 1852,
1856, 1857 and 1858. Henry was a descendant of the revolutionary patriot Joseph
Cutter of Lexington MA and Jaffrey NH. Henry Arthur Cutter was a lawyer, and they
were residing in Nashua NH in 1900 (Kate's mother Hannah living with them).
United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Hillsborough > Nashua
Henry A. Oct 1857 42 married 14 yrs NH NH [m about 1886]NH lawyer
M. wife W F July 1864 35 married 14 yrs 1 ch 1 living NH NH NH
dau W F Jan 1889 11 single NH NH NH
Cutter, Madeleine dau W F Dec 1892 7 single
NH NH NH
Greeley, Hannah A., mother-in-law W F Jan 1825 75 widow 5 ch 2 living
NH NH NH
1910 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire >
Hillsborough > 1-Wd Nashua > District 160
Cutter, Henry A. Head M W 52
m1x 24 yrs NH NH NH lawyer, general practice
Cutter, Katherine M. wife F W
45 married 1x 24 yrs 2 ch 2 living NH NH NH
Cutter, Janet dau F W 21 single
NH NH NH
Cutter, Madeleine dau F W 17 single NH NH NH
Duval, Kathryn servant
F W 23 single NH NH NH
Children of Henry A. & Katherine M.
1. Janet Cutter, b. Jan 1889 NH; in 1920 single and living
with parents in Nashua NH; she was a teacher at Mt. Pleasant Kindergarten; single
in 1950, as a Nov 24 1950 Nashua Telegraph newspaper article states, "Atty.
Henry A. Cutter and daughter Miss Janet Cutter returned from Washington D.C. where
they were the guests of Lt. Leonard T. Cutter of the revenue service."
Madeleine Cutter, b. Dec 1892 NH
Guy Hastings-6 Greeley (Gen. James Bonaparte-5 GREELEY, Hannah-4 THORNTON,
James-3, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b. 1869, d. 30 May 1926. He married Mary Bailey.
The 1907 & 1911 Merrimack NH Directories show Guy H. Greeley, physician, house
Nashua Road, Thornton's Ferry (Merrimack) NH, his widowed mother living with him.
He died by 1927 when his "widow" Mary is shown in the directory.
of Guy H. & Mary (Bailey) GREELEY: [may be more]
1. +Ellen Thornton
GREELEY, b. 15 Dec 1898 in Merrimack NH; m. 28 May 1926 Charles Tirrell of
2. Arabella GREELEY, b. 29 Jan 1901 in Merrimack NH, d. 7 Feb 1904, buried
Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack NH
3. Elizabeth GREELEY, b. 15 March 1903 in
Merrimack NH, d. 10 Apr 1982 Quincy MA, single; was a teacher in Penacook NH
Ruth H. GREELEY, b. 29 Dec 1905 in Merrimack NH, d. 7 Oct 1992 in Quincy MA, single.
Frances C. GREELEY, b. 9 Aug 1908 in Merrimack NH; In 1927 a student living with
Thornton "Willie"-6 BETTON, (Col. Matthew Thornton-5
BETTON, Thornton-4 BETTON, Mary-3 THORNTON, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1)
b May 1864 in NH, in 1880 census of Portsmouth NH with parents.
He married about 1887 to Elizabeth J. --. She was born abut Jan
1867 in NH. In 1900 living in Portsmouth NH's Ward 2 on Wibird
Children of William T. & Elizabeth (?) Betton:
1. +Matthew Thornton Betton, b. Oct 1890 NH; married about
1915 to Maria Amanda Nichols/Nichol.
2. Beatrice S. Betton, b. March 1892 NH
3. Bernice E. Betton b. Sept 1896 NH
4. Christina T.H. Betton, b Nov 1898 NH
Charles Thornton-6 Adams (Annie Thornton-5 McGaw,Thornton-4
McGaw, Hannah-3 Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b 28 Nov 1856
Jamaica Plains MA, d. 16 Feb 1925 in New York City; graduated
Harvard A.B., lawyer in New York City; married 9 Jan 1884 in Cambridge
MA to Alice Kent Hanks. She b. 8 Dec 1859 in MA, dau of Stedman
Wright & Sarah Humphrey (Hale) Hanks. In 1910 living on East
73rd Street, Manhatten NY.
Children of Charles Thornton & Alice Kent (Hanks) ADAMS:
1. Alice H. ADAMS, b. 9 Sep 1887, d. 1908 in England
2. +Helen ADAMS, b. 3 Aug 1890 in New York; in 1910 living
with her parents and brother; m. Louis Northrop.
3. Kenneth H. ADAMS, b. Abt 1895 in New York, d. 1963
Sherburne-6 HARDY (Katherine"Kate" Purley-5 WOOD,
(Harriet Frances-4 McGAW, Hannah-3 THORNTON, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1)
was born 16 Nov 1876 in Hanover NH, and died 16 August 1937 in
Honolulu Hawaii. He graduated from Harvard University in 1899
and entered newspaper work including that of several large New
York papers, and was a member of the Associated Press. He removed
to Hawaii about 1913, living there for most of his life, except
for a short time in Arizona. In 1918 he was the editor of the
Hilo Tribune, later moving to Honolulu HI for newspaper work.
He married three times: (1) 12 Sep 1900 Beulah Greenough, dau
of James Carruthers & Jeanie Ashley (Bates) Greenough, LLD.
She was b. 30 Sep 1874 at Providence RI. [See her bio below]
(2) 7 Sept 1908 in Wilmington DE to Minnie Laura Ames, dau of
Albert & Caroline (Crork) Ames. She b. 7 Jan 1885 in Philadelphia
PA and d. 2 Oct 1946 in Mount Kisco, NY. She married 2nd) aft
1920 to Lewis Auchmody Alliger in ?Greenwich CT. Lewis Auchmody
Alliger, b. 9 Sep 1874, son of Edwin & Mariah Alliger of Kingston,
Ulster Co. NY. He died in 1952. Lewis had a daughter, Virginia
L. Alliger, previous to his marriage to Minnie Laura Ames, who
is *not* a Matthew Thornton descendant. Virginia married Claude
Hall Megowen in 1942.
(3) [? date]Ruth Wayland Stacker, dau of James T. & Mary (Kelley)
Stacker. She b. 28 Jan 1897 in Honolulu Hawaii, and died 26 May
1958 in San Francisco, CA. She was called "the sensational
Hawaiian swimmer" by the Oakland Tribune newspaper June 20,
1915. She married 1st) -- Pointer, and had a son William, b. Feb
24, 1910 in The Dalles, Oregon and died 25 Nov 1971 in Hillsborough
Co. Florida. [who is *not* a Thornton descendant]
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1920 US CENSUS > HAWAII > South Hilo
Hardy, Thornton S, Head Male, O.C. 43 married NH MA PA editor,
Hardy, Laura A. wife F, OC 34 married PA KY PA
Hardy, Rosamond dau F OC 8 single CA NH PA
Hardy, Patricia dau F OC 5 singe CA NH PA
Banks, Charles C. lodger M OC 68 married Iowa NY CT editor newspaper
Banks, Caroline N. lodger F oc 64 married Canada Eng Eng
1910 United States Federal Census Record > Massachusetts >
Hampden > Westfield > District 667
Greenough, James C. Head M W 80 m1x 49 yrs MA MA Scotland
Greenough, Jennie wife F W 75 m1x 49 yrs 4 ch 3 liv MA MA MA
Hardy, Beulah dau F W 35 m1x 9 yrs 2 ch 2 liv RI MA MA
Hardy, Gelston grandson M W 9 single PA NH RI
Hardy, Evelyn grand dau F W 8 single PA NH RI
Hart, Jane E. servant F W 64 widow 4 ch 4 liv CT CT CT
Granger Mary servant F W 18 single MA MA MA
Immigration > Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger Lists, 1900-1953
> 1928 > August > Calawaii (ship)
[ALL LAST RES WAS PHOENIX AZ]
HARDY, William 8 M S b Jan 4, 1920, Eugene ORE
HARDY, Thornton 50 M M b Nov 14, 1878 Hanover NH
HARDY, Ruth 31 F M b 28 Jan 1897 Hilo Hawaii
HARDY, Caven 1 M S b Nov 15, 1925 Phoenix AZ
HARDY, Blaise 3 M S b Oct 28, 1924 Monrovia Calif.
1930 US Census > Hawaii Territory > Honolulu > Koolaupoko
> District 54 > 13
Hardy, Thornton, Head M OC 52 married NH MA NH Reporter
Hardy, Ruth S. wife F W 33 married Hawaii MA CA
Hardy, William son W M 10 single Oregon NY Hawaii
Hardy, Blaise son M W 4 single CA NH Hawaii
Hardy, Cavan son M W 3 single Arizona NH Hawaii
1920 United States Federal Census > New York > Westchester
> Scarsdale > District 182 > 19
Alliger, Louis A. Head M W 45 married MA MA MA Treasurer Wholesale
Alliger, Madeleine B. wife F W 35 married MA MA MA
Alliger, Virginia S. dau F W 9 single MA MA MA
1930 US Census > New York > Westchester Co > Bedford
Alliger, Lewis, Head M W 56 married at age 34, NY NY NY Merchant,
Alliger, Laura wife F W 45 married at age 23 PA KY NY
Alliger, Virginia dau F W 19 single NY NY PA
Alliger, Rosamond dau F W 18 S CA NY PA
Alliger, Patricia dau F W 15 single CA NY PA
White, Charles servant M W 42 married at age 30 NY NY NY gardener
White, Muriel servant F W 35 married at 23 Australia AUS AUS servant
1900 US Census > Hawaii Territory > Hawaii > Hilo >
District 65 > 8
Stacker, J.T. Head ca M June 1855 44 married 9 yrs NY VT NY, imm
1890 10 yrs
Stacker, Mary wife CA f March 1871 29 married 9 yrs 4 ch 4 living
CA Indiana Washington
Stacker, Miriam dau ca f Sept 1892 7 single Hawaiian Is
Stacker, Edwin son ca m July 1894 5 single Hawaiian Is
Stacker, J. Coleman son ca m March 1900 3/12 single Hawaii is
Stacker, Ruth W. dau ca f Oct 1897 2 single Hawaiian Is
Tuck AR servant ch m 1875 25 single China
Johnson, Kabe servant ca f 1883 17 single Hawaiian Is
1910 United States Federal Census > Hawaii > Honolulu >
Honolulu > District 28 > 13
Stacker, James T. Head NY M OC 53 m1x 19 yrs NY NY NY ?
Stacker, Mary K. wife F OC 41 m1x 19 x 4 ch 4 liv CA KY Wisc
Stacker, Miriam C. dau F OC 17 single Hawaii NY CA
Stacker, Edward T. son M OC 15 single Hawaii
Stacker, Ruth W. dau F OC 13 single Hawaii
Stacker, Samuel K. son M OC 10 single Hawaii
Hayasta Katuma servant M Jap 29 single Japan imm 1902
California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 1920 > June
> Maui (Ship Name)
Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii
Port of Arrival, San Francisco, California
HARDY, Laura 35 F M Philadelphia PA January 7, 1885
HARDY, ROSAMOND 9 F S Los Angeles CA Oct 12, 1911
HARDY, Patricia 6 F S Alameda CA August 19, 1914
California Death Index
Ruth Wayland Hardy/Ruth Wayland Stacker
b 28 Jan 1897 Hawaii
d. 26 May 1958 San Francisco CA
Mother's Maiden name Kelley
Father's Surname: Stacker
Newspaper: Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, New York)
1946 > October > 3 > 13
Mrs. Laura Ames Alliger of Stoneridge, Katonah, N.Y. died at the
Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, suddenly on Wednesday.
She is survived by her husband, Lewis A. Alliger and three daughters,
Mrs. Virginia A. Megowen of Atlanta GA, Mrs. Marlin R. Wolf of
White Plains, and Mrs. Harry W. Durand, Jr. of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Funeral services will be private and it is earnestly requested
that no flowers be sent. A memorial service will be conducted
later. Mrs. Alliger was a sister-in-law of Mrs. J. Allen Wood
of Kingston and had long been prominent in Red Cross work.
DEATH RECORD - Herald Tribune
Lewis A. Alliger, Retired Paper Company Official
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y., Feb 29-- [
Lewis A. Alliger, seventy-six, retired treasurer and partner of
Whitehead & Alliger Company, New York paper merchants, died
last night at Northern Westchester Hospital after falling from
a second-floor window of the hospital earlier in the day. He lived
in Cherry St., Katonah, N.Y. and had been admitted to the hospital
Mr. Alliger was born in Rosendale NY. He was a former senior warden
of St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church in Katonah and a member
of the Katonah Library Board, the Arkwright Club, and Joulier
Club, the New York City Club and the Institute of Graphic Arts
in New York.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Claude H. Migowen, Mrs. Martin
R. Wolf, and Mrs. Harry W. Durand, and two sisters, Mrs. J. Allan
Wood, and Mrs. Kamp Mikalenkoff.
Marriage > New York, New York > 1934 > 695
New York Times
Announcement has been made by Mr. & Mrs. Lewis A. Alliger
of Oak Knoll, Lake Waccabuc, Westchester County, N.Y. of the engagement
of their daughter, Miss Rosamond Laura Alliger, to Marlin Richard
Wolf of New York
Miss Alliger was graduated from Wellesley College with the class
of Kappa Chi Sorority. Mr. Wolf was graduated from Cornell University
with the class of 1931. He is a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity.
Who's who in New England by Albert Nelson Marquis, 1915; p. 510
HARDY, Buhler Greenough (Mrs. T.S. Hardy) artist; b. Providence
RI Sep 20, 1874; d. James Carruthers and Jeanie Ashley (Bates)
Greenough; Burnham Sch. and Smith Coll., Northampton Mass; studied
at Mass. Normal Art Sch. Boston; studied drawing and painting
in Paris under Collin, Merson, and Courtois, and miniature painting
under Mrs. Virginia Reynolds; m. Westfield, Mass Sept 12, 1900,
Thornton Shelburne Hardy. Has exhibited in Champ de Mars Salon
(Paris) 1898; Soc. of Miniaturists, Royal Water Color Soc. (Soc.
Miniature Painters, London); Soc. Am. Artists; Pa. Gallery (Boston).
Mem. Royal Soc. Miniature Painters (London); Plastic Club (Phila.)
Home: 30 Court St. Westfield Mass., and 7447 Devon Road, Mt. Airy,
Children of Thornton S. & Beulah (Greenough) Hardy:
1. Gelston Hardy, b. at Chesnut Hill (Philadelphia) PA 9 July
1901, and died Sept 1986 at Cromwell, Middlesex Co. CT. He graduated
from Princeton University in 1923. He married Barbara --.
2. Evelyn Hardy, b. at Mt. Airy, Philadelphia PA 28 Oct 1902.
She graduated from Smith College in 1924;she married in 1926 to
Henry John Kitchin, son of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Kitchin of Horley,
Children of Thornton S. & Minnie Laura (Ames) Hardy:
3. Rosamond Hardy, b. 12 Oct 1911, Los Angeles Co., California;
died 1970 Mt. Kisco, NY; m. Marlin Richard Wolf. He b 1908, d.
4.Patricia Elizabeth Hardy, b. 19 Aug 1914 in Alameda CA; died
21 Apr 1995 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co TN; she m. 25 may 1940
in Katonah, Westchester Co NY to Harry Whitney Durand, son of
Harry Whitney & Lucy Amelia (Buster) Durand. He b. 10 May
1910 and d. 30 Nov 1993 in Chattanooga, TN.
Children of Thornton S. & Ruth (Stacker-Pointer) Hardy:
5. Blaise C. Hardy, b 30 Sep 1925 Los Angeles Co. CA, d. 22 July
1982 in Alameda Co. CA.
6. Cavan Hardy, b. Phoenix AZ 16 Nov 1926; In 1944 passenger on
SS Cape Cod, his DOB and location given, and indicating a resident
of Hawaii. Enlisted from San Francisco CA in the army 30 June
1945, at that time 4 yrs of high school, skilled railroad switchman;
He m. 20 March 1982 in San Francisco CA to Carolyn D. Seibel.
From 1995-2002 residing in Carmel, California. Graduated from
University of San Francisco in 1951, Attorney.
Helen "Ellen"-6 Woodbury (Harriet Ann-5 McGaw,
John Andrew-4 McGaw, Hannah-3 Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1)
b. 12 Oct 1859 in NYC; m. 27 Nov 1883 to Dr. William Shepard Seamans,
son of Augustus W. & Lydia (Dodge) Seamans. He graduated at
Harvard A.B. (1877), studied Medicine at the College of Physicians
and Surgeons in New York City; was one of the examining physicians
of the Equitable Life Insurance Company in the City of New York.
He was born 27 Dec 1854 and d. 6 Feb 1917. In 1880 living in Bedford
NH with family.
Children of Dr. William S. & Helen P. (Woodbury) SEAMANS:
1. +Woodbury SEAMANS, b 4 Dec 1886 (or 14 Dec 1887), attended
St. Paul's School in Concord NH; m. Alice Andreae.
2. +William Shepard SEAMANS Jr., b 18 Feb 1889
Woodbury, (Harriet Ann-5 McGaw, John Andrew-4 McGaw, Hannah-3
Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b. 17 Sep 1863 in NYC, d. Manchester
NH; grad. at Phillips Exeter in 1882; Harvard University in 1868,
Columbia Law School in 1888; admitted to practice in New York
City but removed to Bedford on account of ill health in 1889,
where he remained, having an office in Manchester NH with L. B.
CLough. He ceased to practice in 1896, when he became treasurer
of the Union Publishing Company. Was proprietor of the Manchester
"Daily Union" newspaper.; m. 18 Apr 1894 in Methuen
MA to Charlotte Eliza Woodbury. She b. 28 March 1873 in Methuen
MA, dau of George Edwin & Henriette Emily (Reed) Woodbury.
Children of Gordon & Charlotte E. (Woodbury) Woodbury:
1. Martha Riddle WOODBURY, b. 6 July 1895 in Bedford NH, d. 27
Jan 1896 Bedford NH
2. Eliza Gordon WOODBURY, b. 9 Aug 1897 in Bedford NH
3. +Peter WOODBURY, b. 24 Oct 1899 in Bedford NH
4. George WOODBURY, b. 28 May 1902 NH; d. Nov 1973 in Manchester
NH; In 1930 was a guest at a hotel in Denver, Colorado; occupation:
anthropoligist, state museum; The January/March issue of "American
Anthropoligist" has the article entitled, 'The Indians of
Pecos Pueblo . E. A. Hooton' Review by George Woodbury; Also author
of books, including "John Goffe's Mill," "John
Goffe's Legacy," Great Days of Piracy in the West Indies,"
and "The Story of Stanley Steamer." He was a writer,
a sawyer and miller, and a tinkerer with old machinery. As an
anthropologist, he heldposts at Harvard, and made field trips
to Palestine, Greece, Crete, France, Switzerland, Egypt, Utah,
New Mexico, and Paradox Valley, Colorado. And before that, he
had packed a lifetime of adventure and study into a few years.
He saw the West Indies and South America as an able bodied seaman,
made a zigzagging 3000 mile motorcycle trip throughout the British
Isles, was caught in a blizzard on the Cote d'Or, wandered through
North Africa during the Riff uprisings, and got his formal education
at Princeton, Cambridge, Vienna and Harvard. He inherited his
interest in pirates from his father, who made a hobby of collecting
rare books on the subject. Dr.
Woodbury restored John Goffe's mill and operated it through
the 1940's and 1950's.
"Thomas"-6 Woodbury (Harriet Ann-5 McGaw, John Andrew-4
McGaw, Hannah-3 Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b. 30 July
1867 in NYC. [NOTE: This
biography updated in November of 2009] In 1880 living
in Bedford NH with parents and grandmother, Nancy McGaw. He graduated
from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1885, and after a year spent in
travel, was two months in the Amoskeag Cotton Co. Mills at Manchester
NH. In 1891-92 he began studies at Harvard Law School. From 1892
to 1898 he practiced law at Denver, Colorado and San Francis California
being for a year, assistant general counsel of the Colorado Fuel
& Iron Co., and Assistant District Attorney for Arapahoe County,
Colorado. From 1898 to 1900 he was one of the publishers, with
his brother Gordon of the newspaper, "Manchester Union,"
Manchester, N.H. After spending the year 1900 in Cuba to regain
his health, he was from 1901 to 1912 head of the financial advertising
department of the "New York Sun," in New York City.
In 1912 he resigned from the Sun and associated himself with the
Metropolitan Advertising Company. According to the "History
of Bedford NH," he m1) 27 Feb 1895 to Mary Hoysington. [note
the 1910 census below shows he was married twice] He m2) 7 March
1906 to Mrs. Blanche Eloise (?Cullen) Poudensan. The 1890 New
York City Directory shows Thornton Woodbury, house 16 West 52d
Street. Blanche was b. 20 Jan 1870, San Francisco CA; she was
widow in 1938, and died in 1942.
25th anniversary By Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1889,
Name: Woodbury, Thornton
Born 30 July 1867 at New York NY
parents: Freeman Perkins, Harriet ann (McGaw) Woodbury
School: Phillips Exeter
Admitted to Harvard, 29 June 1885, Degress, A.B. 1889
College interests: Freshman Football team (Captain)< manager
Freshman and University Basball Team; Steward, H.A.A., Sophomore,
Junio and Senior years also Treasurer; Cricket Club; Varsity Club;
Advocate; Lampoon; A.D. Club, Art Club; Chess and Whist Club;
Institute; D.K.E.; Hasty Pudding; Tariff Reform Association; Harvard
Married: (Mrs.) Blanche E. Poudensan, March 7, 1906
Children: Harriet McGaw, Nov 25, 1906; Helen Frances McGaw, Aug
Address, Office: 6 Wall St., New York, NY
Home: Pelham Manor, New York
1910 United States Federal Census > New York > Westchester
> Pelham > District 110
Woodbury, Thornton Head M W 42 m2x 4 yrs NY NH MA Financial Association,
Woodbury, Blanche E wife F W 37 m1x 4 yrs 4 ch 4 living California
NY NY [b abt 1873 in California]
Poudensan, Marie B. step-daughter F W 18 single California, France-Fr
California [b abt 1892]
Woodbury, Ellie Francois son (adopted) M W 10 single Fr-Eng NY
Woodbury, Harriet McGaw, daughter F W 3 single Fr-Eng NY California
[b abt 1907]
Woodbury, Helen Thornton dau F W 8/12 Fr-Engl NY California [b
New York Passenger Lists > 1890 > May > Britannic
Gordon Woodbury 50 M Gentleman, Thornton Woodbury 50 Gentleman,
Mrs. F.P. Woodbury 26 F wife; from Liverpool England to New York
Immigration > New York Passenger Lists > 1936 > October
Port of Departure: Le Havre, France to New York City
Woodbury, Thornton 69 M W b NYC 30 July 1867 c/o Chase Natl' Bank
Woodbury, Blanche E. 66 b. San Francisco California 20 January
New York Passenger Lists > 1935 > April > Europa
Cherbourg, France to New York, NY
Poudensan, Mary 34 b San Francisco California [b abt 1900]
Woodbury, Helen F., 23 b NY NY [b abt 1912]
Historical Newspapers > Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage,
& Death Announcements, 1851-2003 > Obituary > New York,
New York > 1942
WOODBURY, Blanche E., widow of Thornton Woodbury of New York and
Paris, at her residence, 655 Park Ave., on Saturday. She is survived
by her three daughters and a son, Miss Marie B. Poudensan, Mrs.
Levin R. Marshall Jr., Miss Helen Frances McGaw Woodbury and Thornton
Woodbury Jr. of Beverly Hills, Calif. Funeral Services at St.
James Church, Madison Ave., and 71st St., Tuesday afternoon, Oct
13, at 3 o'clock. Inverment private.
PASSPORT OF THORNTON WOODBURY JR.
Born 16 November 1900 at New York City, son of Thornton Woodbury
who was born in NYC, NY and was residing in Paris France.
Search > Historical Newspapers > Bridgeport Post, The (Bridgeport,
Connecticut) > 1967 > April > 28
Miss Marie B. Poudensan OBITUARY
BETHEL--Services for Miss Marie Blanche Poudensan, 75, of Payne
road, who died Wednesday in Danbury hospital, will take place
Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Hull funderal home, 60 Division Street,
Danbury, with the Rev. John Spear, assistant to the rector of
St. James' Episcopal church, Danbury officiating. Burial will
be at the convenience of the family.
Miss Poudensan was born in San Francisco, Calif. and had made
her home with her sister, Mrs. David V. Sutton, in Bethel, for
the past 18 years. Prior to that, she had lived in Paris and New
Survivors in addition to Mrs. Sutton are another sister, Mrs.
Joseph Boulton of Westport; and a brother, Thornton Woodbury,
Historical Newspapers > Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage,
& Death Announcements, 1851-2003 > Marriage > New York,
New York > 1929
Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Woodbury of 10 Rue jean Toujou, Paris, who
are stopping at the Gotham, have announced the engagement of their
daughter, Miss Harriet McGaw Woodbury, to John Caldwell Welwood
Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Caldwell Welwood of 825 Fifth Avenue.
Mr. Welwood was graduated from the Hill School and from Princeton
University in 1927. He is a member of the Princeton Club.
Historical Newspapers > Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage,
& Death Announcements, 1851-2003 > Marriage > New York,
New York > 1935
Mrs. Harriet Woodbury Welwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton
Woodbury of Paris, was married to Levin Rothrock Marshall Jr.,
son of Mrs. L.R. Marshall and the late Mr. Marshall, last night
at the home of the bridegroom's mother, 49 East Eighty-second
Street. Dr. John Holmes performed the ceremony. Only a few relatives
were present owing to the recent death of Mr. Marshall's father.
The couple dispensed with attendances. After a trip, Mr. Marshall
and his bride will make their home in Brookville, L.I. The bride
attended the Cours Fenelon in paris. She is a member of the Colonial
Dames of America. Her former marriage to John Caldwell Welwood
Jr., of this city, which took place in 1929, ended in divorce
at Reno Nev., early this month. Mr. Marshall also had been married
previously. He and his first wife, Mrs. marie Glass Marshall,
were divorced at Reno in 1931. Mr. Marshall, a member of the Union
Club, is descended from Chief Justice John Marshall and from John
C. Calhoun, South Varoina statesman. His father, who died on Jan
28, was a member of the new York Stock Exchange firm of Jacquelin
& De Coppet.
Historical Newspapers > San Antonio Express (San Antonio, Texas)
> 1960 > June > 20
Miss Judith Carrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Claiborne
Carrington of New York, formerly of San Antonio, and Thornton
Woodbury Marshall were married Saturday in St. James Church in
New York. The Rev. Arthur Lee Kinsolving officiated. The bridegroom
is the son of Mrs. David V. Sutton of Bethel, Conn., and the late
Levin R. Marshall. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John O. Meusebach of San Antonio and Mrs. John B. Carrington of
Comfort and the late Mr. Carrington.
Miss Elizabeth Carrington, the bride's twin sister was maid of
honor. Attendants were Miss Helen Welwood, sister of the bridegroom;
Mrs. Philip Lottinville of New York; Mrs. Harris S. Colt, Princeton,
N.J.; Miss Katherine Barnes, Baltimore; Miss Stephany Warick,
Lynhurst, N.J. and Miss Marilyn Seaman, Oyster Bay, LI. Edith
Rae of New York was flower girl. Duncan L. Marshall of Ridgefield,
Conn. was best man. The bride wore an heirloom princess lace dress.
She carried a bouquet of gardenias and ivy. The wedding ceremony
was followed by a reception at the River Club. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall
will live in New York.
Children of Thornton & Blanche E. (Cullen-Poudensan) Woodbury:
1. Ellie Francois Woodbury aka Thornton Woodbury Jr. (adopted
son), b. abt 1900 in France [his passport says b. 16 November
1900 in New York City, NY]; there is a World War I Draft Registration
card of a Thornton Woodbury Jr. b 16 Nov 1899 a student, living
at 233 Ocean Ave, New London CT in September of 1918. Possibly
he is this child. The SS Death index shows Thornton Woodbury,
b. 16 Nov 1900, died August 1970 in Fairfield, Westport CT, it
being issued in California. Thornton Woodbury Jr. married in 1960
to Judith Carrington (see notice above).
2. Harriet McGaw Woodbury, b. Nov 25, 1906 in France; married
1929 to John Caldwell Welwood Jr., son of John Caldwell Welwood.
(see engagement notice above). They divorced in 1935, and she
married 2nd) in 1935 to Levin Rothrock Marshall, Jr. (see wedding
announcement above). She married 3rd, David Vaughan Sutton. She
died Aug 1974, probably in Cocoa Beach, FL. Children (known):
Helen Welwood and Thornton Woodbury Marshall.
3. Helen Thornton Woodbury, b. Aug 4, 1909 in France; m. Joseph
Boulton, living in 1967 at the death of her step-sister, Marie.
Child of [?Paul] & Blanche E. (?Cullen) Poudesan:
1. Marie Blanche Poudensan, b. 2 Aug 1891 in San Francisco CA;
she died April 1967
Farwell Anderson-7 DAVIS (Charles Thornton-6 DAVIS, Mary Parker-5 THORNTON,
Hon. James BONAPARTE-4 THORNTON, James-3, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) was born Oct
1897 in MA. He married abt 1922 to Marjorie Thomas, dau of Houston A. & Marguerite
"Darie" B. Thomas of Hamilton MA. He was a chemist and sales manager
for a glue producing company in Massachusetts
U.S. Census >
1930 United States Federal Census > Massachusetts > Essex > Wenham >
Davis, John F.A. Head 15,000 M W 32 married at age 24 MA MA Maine
sale mgr, glue company (b abt 1898)
Davis, Marjorie T. wife F W 29 married
at age 21 MA NJ Switzerland [b abt 1901 MA, married abt 1922)
L.D. son M W 6 single MA MA MA (b abt 1924)
Davis, Thornton 2d son M W 5 single
MA MA MA (b abt 1925)
Davis, Marjorie A. dau F W 1 single MA MA MA (b abt 1929)
Children of John F.A. & Marjorie (Thomas)
1. Houston L.D. Davis, b. abt 1924 MA
2. Thornton Davis, b abt
3. Marjorie A. Davis, b abt 1929 MA
4. John Anderson Davis
Thornton-7 GREELEY (Guy Hastings-6 Greeley, Gen. James Bonaparte-5 GREELEY,
Hannah-4 THORNTON, James-3, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b. 15 Dec 1898 in Merrimack
NH, according to the SS Death Index, she d. 8 Oct 1991 probably near Greenwich,
Fairfield Co CT; she m. 28 May 1926 Charles Tirrell. He was b. 16 Nov 1901 prob
in CT, and d. 20 Oct 1982, age 80 yrs in New London CT. About 1928 they were living
in New York, but removed to Connecticut where they resided many years. In 1930
US census living in Greenwich, Fairfield Co CT with son Henry. In 1955 New London
& Waterford CT Directory, Charles H. Tirrell (wife Ellen G.) was a manager
101 16th, house North rd. Waterford CT. In 1960 Charles H. Tirrell (wife Ellen
G.) was salesman for Sears Roebuck & Co., house 46 North Road in Waterford.
of Charles & Ellen Thornton (Greeley) Tirrell [may be more children]
Henry H. Tirrell, b abt 1928 in NY
Thornton-7 Betton (William Thornton "Willie"-6 BETTON, Col. Matthew
Thornton-5 BETTON, Thornton-4 BETTON, Mary-3 THORNTON, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1),
b. Oct 1890 NH; was Lieut (jr grade) Supply corps, U.S. Navy of Portsmouth NH
was on duty at the U.S. Navy Yard, New York; in 1930 Lieut, stationed in Philadelphia
PA; he married about 1915 to Maria Amanda Nichols/Nichol. She b. 16 Dec 1887 in
Quebec Canada, dau of Pierre Octave & Celina (LaFonatine) Nicole/Nicol.
of Matthew T. & Maria A. (Nichols) BETTON:
1. Florence Evelyn Betton,
b abt 1916
2. Matthew Thornton Betton, b abt 1917
3. Elizabeth Jane Betton,
b. abt 1919
4. Mary G. Betton, b. 1 June 1924, d. 20 April 1996 Portsmouth
NH, m. -- Walsh
ADAMS (Charles Thornton-6 Adams, Annie Thornton-5 McGaw, Thornton-4 McGaw,
Hannah-3 Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), dau of Charles Thornton & Alice
Kent (Hanks) Adams, b. 3 Aug 1890/91 in New York, and d. 20 Oct 1978 in Santa
Barbara California; She married about 1918 to Louis Harold Northrop, son of Walter
Scott & Mary J. Grosvenor (Eastman) Northrop. He b 8 Sep 1884 Platteville,
Grant Co WI, d. Jan 1964 in Santa Barbara, California. In 1910 she was living
with her parents and brother; In 1930 she and husband, and 3 children are living
in New Trier, Cook Co, IL. In addition to working in the banking industry, on
Louis' WWI Draft Registration card, he indicates that he worked for Empire Lumber
Company, in Winnipeg Canada.
1930 United States Federal Census >
Illinois > Cook > New Trier > District 2222
Northrop Louis A. Head
M W 45 married at age 33 Wisconsin ME MA bond salesman, bank
wife F W 38 married at age 26 NY MA MA
Northrop, Anne, dau F W 7 single Canada-Eng
Northrop, Edward M. son M W 2-6/12 single IL Wisc NY
Nancy M. dau F W 1 single IL Wisc NY
Children of Louis H. &
Helen (Adams) Northrop:
1. Anne/Ann Thornton Northrop, b. abt 1923 Canada
(prob Winnipeg); m. Edward T. Martin. He. d in 1996. Resided CT; Had two children:
(1) Kathy Martin m. Ed Davis, no ch; (2) Thomas "Tommy" Martin, unmarried,
2. Edward M. Northrop, b. 2 Sep 1927 in IL; d. 24 Sep 2004; m.
Julie Brogan, reside Terrace Park Ohio. Children: Holly, Mark, Hal
Monroe Northrop, b. 19 March 1929 in Evanston IL, d. 8 July 1997 in Santa Barbara
California; m. W. John Little, son of William Henry & Sallie S. (Geraghty)
Little. Resided NY, PA and Santa Barbara California. Children: John Thornton Little
(m. Carrie A. Weber and had 2 children Nicole Shannon and Matthew Thornton) and
Robert Shannon Little (who m. Connie J. Sinor, and have 2 children, Kelli M. and
SEAMANS (Helen "Ellen"-6 Woodbury (Harriet Ann-5 McGaw, John Andrew-4
McGaw, Hannah-3 Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b 4 Dec 1886 (or 14 Dec 1887),
attended St. Paul's School in Concord NH; m. May 1912 to Christa Alice Andrea,
dau of (banker) Herman Ludwig Valentin & Alice (Fresenius) Andreae. She b.
20 Dec 1910 and died abt 1990. He d. 7 March 1919 of Influenza.
of Woodbury & Alice (Andreae) SEAMANS:
1. Woodbury SEAMANS, b. 21 June
1914; died Sep 1978 in Virginia
2. Benjamin Henning SEAMANS, b 10 Oct 1915
Otto Andreae SEAMANS, b. 9 Sep 1917; d. 5 Oct 2003, Virginia Beach VA; Had a son,
Otto Andreae Seamans
Jr. who was born 13 Jan 1946 and died in the Vietnam War (Killed In Action
from an incident on 05/18/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot; he was single)
Shepard-7 SEAMANS Jr (Helen "Ellen"-6 Woodbury (Harriet Ann-5 McGaw,
John Andrew-4 McGaw, Hannah-3 Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1) b 18 Feb 1889;
native of New York city. His father died 1918. He attended St. Pauls School at
Concord NH; grauduated with B.A. from Harvard University; was surveyor of the
Westchester Railroad Company; aided in construction of the Lexington Avenue subway
in NYC. Studied and became a junior accountant for Marwick, Mitchell, Peat &
Co. Started his own business, C. Djorp, certified public accountants; later assistnat
to the treasurer of Mercantile Stores Corporation. He enlisted in the NY National
Guard, as a private in Troop C., Squadron A.N.G.U.S. and saw service on the Mexican
border in 1916. He was auditor for the Union Pacific Tea Company. He served as
president of the Bankee Corporation of America. He turned to real estate transactions,
dealing in Beverly Hills property, and is vice president of the State Real Estate
Board. He formed the W.S. Seamans Company in 1924, and joined in a partnership
with Don B. Sebastian to form the Seamans & Sebastian firm of insurance and
architectural design and construction. On 12 Oct 1912 Mr. Seamans married Miss
Ruth Huntington Flint of Boston MA. She b. 4 April 1890 in MA. They lived in Montecido,
Santa Barbara California.
Children of William S. & Ruth H. (Flint) Seamans:
William Shepard Seamans II, b. 6 June 1914, d. 10 April 1918
2. John McGaw
Seamans, b 31 Nov 1917 in NY; d. 16 Mar 2000 in Pinetop, Navajo, Arizona
Samuel Huntington Seamans, b 20 Nov 1919 in NY; d. 3 Jun 1989 in Montebello, Los
4. Mary H. Seamans, b 17 April 1925 in California;
d. 21 Aug 1999 in Oxnard, Ventura, California; m. -- Harris
Woodbury (Gordon-6 Woodbury, Harriet Ann-5 McGaw, John Andrew-4 McGaw, Hannah-3
Thornton, Dr. Matthew-2, James-1), b. 24 Oct 1899 in Bedford NH; d. 17 Nov 1970
in Bedford NH, buried Center Cemetery in Bedford NH; married 1926 to Margaret
R. --. She b abt 1903 in NH. In 1930 residing in Bedford NH, his occupation, lawyer.
He was educated at Columbia University Law School, B.S. from Harvard University
in 1924; L.L.B from Harvard Law School in 1927; U.S. Court of Appeals for the
First Circuit, nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on 31 Jan 1941 and confirmed
by the senate; 1918-19 US Army, private 27th Army divsion; attorney in private
practice 1927-; selectman of Bedford NH 1928-1931; Justice Bedford Municipal court
1928-1932; Associate Justice, NH Superior Court 1932-1941 ; Judge of U.S. Court
of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, 1941-64.
Children of Peter & Margaret
R. (?) Woodbury:
1. Peter F. Woodbury, b. abt 1926 in MA
R. Woodbury, b. abt 1929 in NH
Thornton of New Hampshire : a patriot of the American Revolution
- Adams, Charles Thornton, 1903.
family of James Thornton, father of Hon. Matthew Thornton
- Adams, Charles Thornton, 1905
-The History of Windham NH (Rockingham Co) 1719-1883, page 343
-Genealogy of the Dickey Family
-The family of James Thornton , father of Hon. Matthew Thornton,
by Charles Thornton Adams, 1905
- History of Bedford NH
- Social Security Death Index
- United States Census
- various Historical Newspapers and Directories, and other similar
- History of Peterborough NH
- History of Amherst NH
- Hardy and Hardie, past and present, H. Claude & Rev. E.N.
Hardy, 1935; p 331
- The Wilkins family came from England and settled in Salem in the early part
of the seventeenth century.
Stephen Wilkins, born in that part
of Salem afterwards incorporated in Middleton, left a son, Stephen Wilkins,
Jr., who took part in the French and Indian War, was appointed captain in
the Revolutionary forces, and served two years, but left the army in 1777, and
bought a farm in Merrimack, on the Souhegan River, three and half miles from its
An interesting incident occurred in connection with this purchase.
John Neal, the man of whom he purchased, was a Whig when the Americans seemed
likely to succeeded and a Tory when the British got the advantage. The bargain
was made in the spring of 1777; but in the summer, when Mr. Wilkins came to pay
the money in Continental currency, it had begun to depreciate, and Mr. Neal refused
to take it, declaring that the British would gain the victory and the money would
not be worth as much as so many chips. But when he heard of the capture of Burgoyne's
army he was glad to take the whole three thousand dollars in Continental currency.
The children of Captain Stephen Wilkins Jr., were Andrew, came to
Merrimack with his father; Stephen, died young; Hannah, married Elijah Chubbuck
and settled in Vermont, but removed to New York; Lucy, died at Mont Vernon; Stephen-2,
settled in New York; Levi, came to Merrimack with his father; James, born in Merrimack,
reared a family here and died in New York.
The children of Andrew Wilkins
were Amos (settled in Merrimack, and afterwards removed to Vermont); Mehitable
(married Samuel McClure of Merrimack), Andrew-2 (died unmarried), Sarah (married
Zebulon Ritterbush of Merrimack), Samuel (had one child Samuel-2 in Merrimack
then removed to Amherst), Asa (died unmarried), John (settled in Merrimack).
The children of Amos Wilkins born in Merrimack were Joanne A. and Sally N.
(removed to Vermont with their father).
The children of Mehitable McClure
were Sarah and Samuel (born in Merrimack and removed to Nashua).
children of Sarah Ritterbush were Stephen W. (died unmarried), Lucy Jane (married
John Collins of Nashua), William (went to California), Nelson (went to California).
The children of John Wilkins were Martha H. (married Amos A. Wilkins, a son
of Amos Wilkins, born in Vermont), Charlotte (married Edward Colburn and settled
in Canada West), Augusta (died in Nashua), Adeline (died in Nashua), a son (died
in infancy), Frances (died in Nashua), Alma P. (died in Nashua).
children of Levi Wilkins were Ann (died in infancy), Alexander McCalley (settled
in Merrimack), Roxana (died in Nashua), Levi F. (died young), Lucy A. (married
Thomas H. Hall and settled in Nashua), a son (died in infancy), Hannah (married
Ira Roby and settled in Amherst), Levi W. (settled in Antrim).
settled on the old homestead, and was elected selectman for several years, always
discharging the duties of his office satisfactorily to his townsmen and with honor
to himself. He made home so pleasant for his children that they look back upon
their childhood as the pleasantest portion of their lives. He was universally
beloved and respected, and his advice was often sought for by his fellow-citizens.
He was a member of the Congregational Church, and his example adorned his profession.
The children of Alexander McCalley Wilkins were Lucy Ann (lived with her
father in 1885), Franklin A. (settled in Providence), James M. (settled in Nashua),
Gustine (settled in Manville, R.I.), Mary C. (died unmarried).
of James Wilkins, son of Captain Stephen were ELiza, Charles A., Mary A., Jame
McCall, all born in Merrimack and removed to New York with their father.