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F A M I L Y   T R E E S  of Merrimack, NH (Part IV)

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Burnap | Fessenden| Gordon | Lowell
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Ancestors of Benjamin-6 Fessenden:
Nicholas-1 & Mary Fessenden
Thomas-2 & Abagail (Poulter) Fessenden
Thomas-3 & Hannah (Prentice) Fessenden
Aaron-4 & Sarah (Locke) Fessenden
Benjamin-5 & Lavina (Stevens) Fessenden

Benjamin-6 Fessenden (Benjamin-5) was b. 8 Nov 1805 in MA, and died 25 Sep 1882 in Townsend MA; residing in Towsend MA in 1850, occupation cooper; he m. Betsey L. Stevens, dau of Ephraim & Jerusha (Chapman) Stevens. She b. 22 June 1806 in Peterborough NH. See his photograph on the "Photographs" page of this web site.
Children of Benjamin & Betsey L. (Stevens) Fessenden:
1. Lovina Fessenden, b. abt 1832 in New York
2. +Anson Darwin Fessenden, b. 18 Feb 1839 in Townsend MA

Anson Darwin-7 Fessenden, (Benjamin-6) was b. 18 Feb 1839 in Townsend, MA and died 27 April 1907 in Townsend, MA (and also buried there). He married 6 December 1865 in Townsend, MA to Thirza A. Boutell, daughter of Calvin & Thirza (Pierce) Boutell. She b. 17 Oct 1844 in Townsend, MA and died 2 March 1933 in Townsend MA. [In 1860 the Fessenden and Boutell families are living in Townsend MA, next door to each other]. In 1864 he was representative of Townsend MA. He participated in the Civil War: First lieutenant. Promoted to captain, May 21, 1863, mustered out with regiment. In 1863 he entered into a co-partnership with Levi Lowell, in the wholesale lumbering and coopering business, under the firm name of Fessenden & Lowell. For many years the firm did a large and constantly growing business in Brookline and Townsend. In 1870 its business had increased to the extent that the firm realized the necessity of having better facilities for carrying on its operations, and to that end, in the latter year, established an additional plant in Merrimack, New Hampshire
Children of Anson D. & Thirza A. (Boutell) Fessenden:
1. Alfred Newton Fessenden, b. 24 Apr 1867 in Townsend MA
2. Florence B. Fessenden, b. abt 6 Jan 1869 in Townsend MA; died 4 Aug 1869 in Townsend MA
3. Florence M Fessenden, b. 4 July 1873
4. Marion B., b. Fessenden, b. 9 March 1874 in Townsend, MA

[see HERE for more on this family]

Percival Lowell (1571-1664 ) & Rebecca (?-1645) Somerset Co. England & Newbury MA
Richard Lowell (1602-1682) & Margaret of Newbury MA
Percival Lowell (1639-?) & Mary Chandler of Newbury MA
Richard Lowell (1668-1749) & Sarah Brown of Newbury MA

Samuel Lowell, seventh child and second son of Richard and Sarah (Brown) Lowell, was born in Newbury MA 12 July 1710 and d. in Rowley MA 3 January 1774. He was admitted to the Byfield Church 14 Oct 1744. He m1) in Rowly MA 17 Sep 1735 Hannah Emerson of Newbury; he m2nd) in Rowley MA 5 Feb 1746 Mrs. Annie (Stuart) Brown, dau of Ebenezer Stuart. She d. in Lunenburg MA.
Children of Samuel & Hannah (Emerson) Lowell:
1. Hannah Lowell, b. 14 Jan 1789 Rowley MA; poss m. William Chandler Jr. of Rowley MA and later Salem MA
2. Sarah Lowell, bap 9 Sep 1739 in Rowley MA; d. 22 Apr 1750
3. Elizabeth Lowell, bap 10 Jan 1742 Rowley MA
4. Samuel Lowell, bapt 16 Dec 1774 in Rowley MA; prob. d.y.
Children of Samuel & Annie (Stuart-Brown):
5. Katherine Lowell, b. Aug 1748 in Rowley MA; d. 6 May 1750 Rowley MA
6. Catharine Lowell, b. 1 March 1751 in Rowley MA, d. Dec 1831; m. 1807 in Rindge NH to Samuel Billings; no issue
7. +Nathaniel Lowell, b. 2 April 1753 Rowley MA

Nathaniel Lowell, seventh child and second son of Samuel and Annie (Brown) Lowell was born in Rowley MA 2 April 1753 and died in Rindge NH 23 Aug 1832. He was a soldier in the American Revolution, and his records in the Massachusetts Revolutionary rolls is given as follows: "Nathaniel Lowell, private, must and payroll, Capt. Stephen Jenkins' Company, Colonel Samuel Johnson's Regiment; enlisted August 18, 1777, discharged November 30, 1777; time, three months and twenty seven days; fourteen days travel included; service with Northern army. Nathaniel Lowell, private; list of men who served as scouts under Josiah Brewer in Lincoln county by order of Brigadier General Wadsworth; served as private from August 24, to September 29, 1780; sworn to at Boston July 21, 1781." He with his sister Catharine and mother Annie removed from Rowley MA soon after his father's death. They stopped for eight or ten years in Lunenburg MA and in September 1784 removed to Rindge NH where he remained until his death. He settled upon the farm in the southwest part of the town, later occupied by William S. Brooks, and was a farmer, a yeoman and husbandman. His sister Catharine resided with him several years. He married in Rindge NH 22 January 1807 to widow Lucy (Chapman) Stacy, dau of Daniel and Jerusha Chapman of Lunenburg MA. She was b. 1775 in Lunenburg MA and d. 6 Dec 1861, aged 86 years.
Children of Nathaniel & Lucy (Chapman) Lowell:
1. +Nathaniel Lowell, b. 16 Feb 1808 Rindge NH
2. Stephen Lowell, b. 13 Feb 1811 Rindge NH, d. 8 July 1851 Rindge NH; m. at Brattleboro VT 19 Sep 1836 to Lucinda A. Hubbard of Rindge NH; widow res. Waterville MA
3. Lucinda Lowell, b. 5 May 1813 Rindge NH; m. William Lawrence and had issue
4. John Lowell, b. 20 June 1815 at Rindge NH; d. 21 Dec 1856 in Pepperell MA; m. in Shirley MA 28 Dec 1837 to Nancy Nutting of Shirley MA; had issue, 5 of their 8 children dying young; res. Pepperell MA.
5. Daniel C. Lowell, b. 15 Aug 1820 in Rindge NH; m. 1847 Julia Chapman, res. Groton MA

Nathaniel Lowell, eldest child of Nathaniel and Lucy (Chapman-Stacy) Lowell, was born in Rindge, NH, 16 February 1808 and died in Fitzwilliam NH 19 Jan 1863. He resided first in Rindge and later in Fitzwilliam. He married 1836 in Peterborough NH Fidelia Fisher who died 23 June 1896, aged 86 yrs (prob Townsend MA).
Children of Nathaniel & Fidelia (Fisher) Lowell:
1. John Lafayette Lowell, b. 31 Oct 1837 in Rindge NH; d. 20 Aug 1857 unmarried
2. +Levi Franklin Lowell [page 459]
3. Almon Godding Lowell, b. 8 July 1842 Rindge NH; m. at Bever Center PA 7 Apr 1868 Mary Jane Smith, no issue; Civil War Veteran from Grantham NH, enlisting 1861 in 5th NH Regiment, wounded at Cold Harbor; foreman in pail manufactory at Erie PA.
4. Selina Damon Lowell, b. 6 Oct 1854 in Fitzwilliam NH; m. 1 Dec 1880 in Ashby MA to Edward Alonzo Blood of Peperell MA, no issue; clerk in the Towsend National Bank, Townsend MA.

, son of Nathaniel and Fidelia (Fisher) Lowell was born in Rindge, Jan. 6, 1839. He lived in Rindge for the first ten years of his life, and at the age of 10 he was put out to work on a farm and continued that work in Rindge and Fitzwilliam. He received little schooling. In 1863, he removed to Brookline NH where he entered into a co-partnership with Anson Fessenden of Townsend, Mass. in the wholesale lumbering and coopering (barrel heads) business, under the firm name of Fessenden & Lowell. For many years the firm did a large and constantly growing business in Brookline and Townsend. In 1870 its business had increased to the extent that the firm realized the necessity of having better facilities for carrying on its operations, and to that end, in the latter year, established an additional plant in Merrimack. The same year, Mr. Lowell removed from Brookline to Merrimack, where he resided until his death; and where he ranked with its most highly respected and influential citizens. He was a member of the Congregational Church at Reeds Ferry, and of North Star Lodge, No. 144 Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Townsend MA. Mr. Lowell supported Abraham Lincoln for the presidency, and was a steadfast Republican. He served 3 years in succesion as a selectman of Merrimack, and was its representative in the state legislature in 1885. In 1897 he built his home on the river road in Reeds Ferry. He m. 2 January 1867 Hannah Burnham Hutchinson, dau. of John and Polly (Burnham) Hutchinson, of Brookline, Jan. 2, 1867. She b. 26 Jan 1836 in Brookline NH, and d. 20 Nov 1916 in Merrimack, Hillsborough Co. NH. He died at Merrimack NH 23 June 1913, and is buried in Brookline NH.
[See his photograph on the "Photographs" page, this web site.]
Children of Levi Franklin & Hannah Burnham (Hutchinson) Lowell:
1. +Mabel Lucretia Lowell, b 15 Nov 1870 in Brookline, NH
2. Bertha L. Lowell, b 7 Apr 1874 in Reeds Ferry (Merrimack) NH; she m. 1 Feb 1905 Arthur Gilbert Gordon, [see below] son of Francis A. & Martha Dickinson (McGaw) Gordon of Merrimack NH. He b. 27 Jan 1876 in Merrimack NH and d. 27 July 1958. He is buried at Last Rest Cemetery.

Mabel Lucretia Lowell, dau of Levi & Hannah B. (Hutchinson) Lowell, b 15 Nov 1870 in Brookline, NH; m. 22 Nov 1892 in Reeds Ferry NH to John Edward Haseltine, son of James G. & Mary J. Haseltine of Amherst NH. He b abt 1870 in Amherst, NH. 1890's-1930+ the family was residing in Merrimack NH.
Children of John E. & Mabel L. (Lowell) Haseltine:
1. Hazel Louise Haseltine, b. 14 July 1894 in Reeds Ferry (Merrimack) NH;. she m. 7 Jul 1920 in Merrimack NH to Leon McKinley Adkins, son of George H. & Mary L. (Brookes) Adkins; In 1969 he was director of Field Education, St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri. He gave the nuptial blessing at his great-nephew Mark Haseltine's wedding..
2. *Franklin Lowell Haseltine, b. 10 Apr 1896 in Reeds Ferry (Merrimack) NH, d. Aug 1981 in Merrimack NH; m. 24 Jul 1926 at Plymouth NH to Beulah Marston Huckins, dau of Ned Gordon & Eva (Carr) Huckins. In 1927 he was asst at Haseltine & Gordon, excelsior manufacturers, boarding at his father's home. In 1933 president of The Hasco Shop Inc., a men's apparel, furnishings and athletic goods at 60 Main Street, Durham NH. At that time he was living in Merrimack NH. His brother Edward was treasurer of the same business. Beulah died in November of 1971, age 70, at the Hooksett NH toll booth, struck by a motorist.
3. Elizabeth Hinds Haseltine, b. 4 Nov 1899 in NH and died 8 Feb 2003, at the age of 103 at Havenwood Heritage Heights Retirement Community in Concord NH, and was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester NH. She married. 7 Jul 1931 in Merrimack NH to Dr. Ralph Melvin McLaughlin, son of Frank D & Edna S. McLaughlin. He was a dentist. He was b. 17 Oct 1904 in Manchester NH, and d. July 1971. In 1940 they were living in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co. NH with two children, Barbara age 7 (who married -- Levey), and Richard age 4 (who was living in Loudon, TN at the time of her death). She graduated from Merrimack High School, Tilton Preparatory School and earned a degree from Wheaton College in 1923. She attended summer schools at M.I.T. and Countway at Harvard University. She worked teaching math and science at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, Cotuit on Cape Cod, Mass., and in Lexington, Mass. McLaughlin lived in Manchester for many years before moving to Auburn, Maine, where she lived for five years before moving to Concord 13 years ago. She was active in St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Manchester. She was active with the P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter B of New Hampshire and the Eastern Star Pleiades Chapter No. 41 in Pittsfield; was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and served as a past trustee at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. She volunteered at Elliot Hospital Medical Library.
4. Edward John Haseltine, [archived web site] b. 23 Jan 1909 in Merrimack NH, d. 11 Nov 1998, Brigadier General, USAF in WWII. He is buried in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack NH. He married Eleanor Lee Metcalfe, dau of Harry and Violet (Moss) Metcalfe. She was b. 1 Nov 1912 in Lawrence MA and d. 29 June 1991 at New London NH. She grew up in Somersworth NH, graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College, class of 1934. She taught school in various institutions, including Merrimack High School. She served on the Merrimack School Board for many years and was a member of the Merrimack Congregational Church. Their children included, Mark Metcalfe Haseltine of Merrimack NH and Paul Lowell Haseltine of Wells, Maine.

1. In 1925 the Lowell Memorial Library was built on Route 3, as the result of a gift to the town from Mrs. Mabel Haseltine and Mrs. Bertha Gordon as a memorial to their parents, Mr. & Mrs. Levi F. Lowell.

2. Merrimack's new fire station, pictured on the front cover of the town's 1959 Anuual report, was given to the Town of Merrimack, by Bertha Lowell Gordon in memory of her husband, Arthur G. Gordon, February 21, 1960.
3. The old Fessenden and Lowell Cooper & Pail shop was later operated as a woodworking concern by Franklin and Edward Haseltine, brothers and grandsons of Levi Lowell, (one of the owners of the old cooper shop).

1. History of Brookline (Formerly Raby), Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, With Tables of Family Records and Genealogies; United States Census
2. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, by Ezra Scollay Stearns, William Frederick Whitcher, Edward Everett Parker, Lewis Publishing Company, Lewis publishing company, Chicago


JACOB BURNAP, son of Isaac and Susanna (Emerson) Burnap, was born 20 Oct, 1748 in Reading MA; d. 26 Dec 1821 in Merrimack NH. He is buried at Turkey Hill Cemetery in Merrimack NH. He married 1) 7 Oct 1773 at Reading MA to Ruth Hopkinson, dau of Ebenezer and Ruth Hopkinson. She b. 13 March 1747/48 in Reading MA and d. 21 Dec 1773 (buried Turkey Hill Cemetery). He married 2) 31 Dec 1776, Elizabeth Brooks, dau of Caleb and Ruth (Albree) Brooks. She b. 26 June 1757 and d. 4 May 1810, ae. 52 (buried at Turkey Hill Cemetery). Jacob graduated at Harvard College in 1770 (D.D. 1813) and the following year was invited to preach, as a candidate in Merrimack, N.H. The church voted, 23 Dec. 1771 to give him a call as a pastor and to pay him L75 as settlement, with an annual salary of L50, which call he accpted in March 1772. The town then had a population of five hundred, and deep interest was taken in the approaching ordination, a great crowd being anticipated for the ceremony, so much so that a committee was appointed to lay a loose floor in the galleries of the then unfinished meetinghouse, to brace the galleries and put up a rough breastwork in front, with stairs or ladders to each. Only temporary seats were provided at that time, and it was several years before the "pew-grounds" were laid out and deeded to purchasers. He was ordained on Wednesday, 14 Oct 1772, as the first minister of Merrimack NH, thirteen other churches being represented, and Mr. Burnap began his pastorate of over forty nine years.
     His testimonial to his first wife upon her gravestone reads: "In memory of her affection, prudence, goodness, virtue and piety, I inscribe her praise and lament her sudden death; but not as they who mourn without hope, for I believe and expect the resurrection of them that sleep in Christ."
The Rev. Humphrey Moore of Milford, in a funeral discourse, remarks: "The faculties of his mind were strong and well-proportioned. They were calculated for extensive acquirements and usefulness, and for the formation of a complete character. His understanding was clear and quick in its operations. His reason was strong and conclusive. His judgment was sound and correct. His memory was retentive. These powers were well cultivated. He was remarkable for patience of thought, by which he was peculiarly qualified for investigation. He could dwell on subjects till light collected and truth appeared. . . He continued to preach until prostrated by his last sickness, which was only of two weeks' duration when he was removed from the scenes of his eartly labors, after having been pastor of the church almost fifty years." (Centennial Celebration of Merrimack, 1846).
Rev. William Bentley of Salem, in his remarkable diary, says, "At Merrimack, Mr. Burnap is much esteemed," this under date of May, 1805.
His (Jacob's) epitaph reads:
"After a long and peaceful ministry,
He died in the faith of Jesus Christ;
He sleeps here in the midst of his flock,
By whom he was loved and revered,
Awaiting a happy resurrection
To a new and better life."
Children of Jacob & Elizabeth (Brooks) BURNAP:
1.Horatio Gates BURNAP, b. 9 Jan 1777/78 in Merrimack NH; d. 1851; graduated at Harvard College in 1799; he was a linguist and Orientalist, but no mention has been found to indicate whether he was ever married or any facts as to his career. In 1850 he is found at age 72 living in Merrimack with his brother Jacob (and wife), and sister Rebecca. No wife or children appear in that census living with him.
2. Elizabeth BURNAP, b. 29 Dec 1778 at Merrimack NH; d. 18 March 1840 Montpelier VT; m. 6 Sep 1812, Hon. Joseph READ of Thetford VT, son of Joshua and either Ann (Prescott) or Mary (Spalding) Read, of Westford MA. He was b. 13 March 1776. Joseph Read had been divorced in 1804, but it does not appear from whom. They lived in Thetford VT and Montpelier VT where he was a representative in 1814, and a Judge of Probate for more than 20 years. He died 6 Feb 1859, aged 82. Their children, b. in Montpelier [READ]: (1) Charles, a lawyer in Montpelier; (2) George W., Secretary of the National Insurance Company. Following his second wife, Elizabeth's death, Judge Read married her sister, Miss Lucy Burnap. Lucy, however, did not long survive; and in the course of a few years, he selected a fourth wife, Miss Frances M. Cotton, daughter of the Hon. John H. Cotton of Windsor.
3. Ruth BURNAP, b 1780, d. 9 Nov 1806, ae 26; buried Turkey Hill Cemetery
4. Hannah BURNAP, b. 3 May 1782 in Merrimack NH; d. 25 Oct 1800, Medford MA; m. 22 Aug 1799 at Medford MA to to Samuel BUEL of Litchfield CT. He was born about 1758. He had previously married in 1788, Mary Burns. They lived in Medford MA where both his marriages took place. She was buried 28 October 1800, aged 19, and no further marriage appears, yet there are births of children of "Samuel and wife" in 1808 and 1810, but names are lacking for them and for the earliest one recorded. He died 17 February (or 20 Feb) 1818, aged 55. Child of Hannah Burnap and Samuel Buel, born in Medford: [name lacking], born October 1800.
5. Rebecca BURNAP, b. 14/22 May, 1784 in Merrimack NH; d. 22 Dec 1886. Buried Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack NH.
6. Abigail BURNAP, b. 4 Aug 1785/86 in Merrimack NH; d. 26 Aug 1808. Buried Turkey Hill Cemetery.
7. John Brooks BURNAP, b. 16 June 1788, Merrimack, NH; d. aft 1827
8. Jacob Burnap Jr., b. 17 Feb 1790 in Merrimack NH; d. 10 July 1862. Buried at Last Rest Cemetery; m. 11 March 1839 in Nashua NH to Fanny Jane Buxton (of Nashua NH). She b. 1816 and d. 10 Sep 1881. Their children were: Lucy Reed Burnap, b 1838, d bef 1862, and Henry Burnap, b. 1842, d. bef 1862. He was a minister and had a church in Dunstable [?MA] in 1824. In 1856 he was living in Merrimack on the east side of Salmon Brook and he died there, his wife being alive but no children. His will states: "to sister Rebecca Burnap, after her decease to my wife Fanny J. Burnap, to Henry F. Butterfield, who now lives in my family when 21, residue to my wife. 22 March, 1859, proved 26 August 1862. Witnesses, Perley Raymond, Charlotte M. Eaton, Henry H. Eaton."
9. Susan BURNAP, b. 14 Nov 1791
10. Caleb Brooks BURNAP, b. 17 Feb 1794 in Merrimack NH; d. 20 May 1858; buried at Turkey Hill Cemetery; [according to Burnap Genealogy: was living in Belfast ME in 1823 and was the inventor of a "wind-boat" in which side wheels were propelled by sails. Nothing further has been learned about him, but in the Pease Genealogy is found a Caleb B. Burnap who married September 1860, Mary Pease, born 20 August 1836 in Painsville OH, dau of George B. and Mary (Priest) Pease of Enfield CT, Parishville NY and Painsville Ohio, who died in 1863 and it is assumed that this was a son of the older Caleb.]. I found a Caleb Burnap, born in the same year in the 1850 US Census of Hartford CT, occupation cabinet maker; with wife Marion (age 45 b NH), son George J. (age 13 b NH), and daughters Mary F. (age 11, b CT) and Lucy M. (age 8 b NH). I do not find this family in futher records.
11. Francis BURNAP, b. 24 Jan 1796; was a lawyer; moved to Rockville IL where he was living in 1846
12. Lucy BURNAP, b. 2 Oct 1797; d. 1842; she m. Hon. Joseph Reed who was b. 13 March 1766 in Westford MA.[this was her sister Elizabeth's husband].
13. (Rev.) George Washington BURNAP, b. 30 Nov 1802 in Merrimack NH; d. 8 Sep 1859 in Baltimore MD or Philadelphia PA; m. 23 Apr 1828 [or 18 July 1831] to Nancy Williams Adams, dau of Amos & Nancy (Williams) Adams of Medford, who was baptized there 20 Dec 1795 [A second source states that she was b. in Baltimore MD.] He prepared for Groton Academy in Groton MA 1816-9, at Thetford VT Academy 1819-21, graduated at Harvard College 1824 with the degree of A.M. and at the Divinity School in 1827 with the degree of D.D. in 1849 from Harvard College. He was Master of a Public School in Cambridge 1824-5, was licensed to preach 1827, was ordained 23 April 1828 in the First Independent Church of Baltimore and served as a supply in September 1827. He was a founder of the Maryland Historical Society, Regent of the University of Baltimore and Trustee of the Peabody Institute. He was also author of many books and seems to have lived for a time in Philadelphia. When he died age age 57 he left one daughter and hiw wife (having previously lost a son and daughter). His wife died 25 April 1876 at Baltimore. No records of his children have been found, but it is believed that Miss Elizabeth W. Burnap of Baltimore is the remaining daughter.

1. The Burnap-Burnett genealogy by Henry Wyckoff Belknap; Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1925, page 118-119
2. The History of Merrimack NH


Alexander Gordon,
b. abt 1635 in Aberdeen, Scotland, d. abt 1697 in Exeter, Rockingham Co. NH; he m. 10 Oct 1664 to Mary Lissen, dau of Nicholas & Alice (?) Lissen. She b. abt 1644.
Children of Alexander & Mary (Lissen) Gordon:
1. Elizabeth Gordon 1663-1696
2. Nicholas Gordon 1665-1747
3. Mary Gordon 1668-
4. John Gordon 1670-
5. James Gordon 1673-1714
6. Jane Gordon, 1673-
7. Alexander Gordon, 1675-1729
8. Thomas Gordon, 1678-1761
9. +Daniel Gordon, b. abt 1682 in Exeter NH

Daniel Gordon
, son of Alexander & Mary (Lissen) Gordon, was b. 1682 in Exeter NH and d. bef 1731. He m. 1) bef 1708 to Margaret Bradstreet; m2) 15 Sep 1708 to Margaret Harriman.
Children of Daniel & Margaret (Harriman) Gordon:
1. Elizabeth Gordon, 1709-
2. Mary Gordon, 1710-1738
3. +Abner Gordon, b. 24 Nov 1712
4. Margaret Gordon, 1714-1714
5. Alexander Gordon, 1715-1793
6. Margaret Gordon, 1718-

Abner Gordon, son of Daniel & Margaret (Harriman) Gordon, was b. 24 Nov 1712 in Kingston, Rockingham Co. NH and d. abt 1780 in Henniker NH; he m. 14 Aug 1745 to Elizabeth Straw, dau of Samuel & Elizabeth (Dimond) Straw. She b. 19 Apr 1719 in Amesbury MA and d. abt 1790 in Henniker NH.
Children of Abner & Elizabeth (Straw) Gordon:
1. +Jonathan Gordon, b. 1764
2. David/Daniel Gordon, 1747-1809
3. Miriam Gordon, 1749-1808
4. Samuel Gordon, 1751-1764
5. Hannah Gordon 1753-1770
6. Amos Gordon 1755-1830
7. Mary Gordon 1758-1824
8. Abel Gordon 1762-1837

Jonathan Gordon, son of Abner & Elizabeth (Straw) Gordon/Gourden, was b. 31 Oct 1746 in South Hampton, Rockingham Co. NH and d. 13 march 1827 in Henniker, Merrimack Co. NH. He m. 26 Oct 1771 to Mehitable Eastman, dau of Joanthan & Martha (Allen) Eastman. She b. 22 Aug 1747 in Salisbury MA, and d. 20 June 1832 in Henniker NH.
Children of Jonathan & Mehitable (Eastman) Gordon:
1. Samuel Gordon, 1772-1831
2. David Gordon 1774-1822
3. Jonathan Gorden 1776-1844
4. Hannah Gordon 1778-1804
5. Sarah Gordon, 1780-1841
6. Jeremiah Gorden 1783-1833
7. Enoch Gordon 1785-
8. +Jacob Gordon, b. 15 May 1788 Hopkinton NH
9. Mehitable Gordon, 1791-1875

Jacob Gordon, son of Jonathan & Mehitable (Eastman) Gordon, was b. 15 May 1788 in Hopkinton NH and d. 7 May 1872 in Henniker NH; He m. m1) 24 March 1814 in Henniker NH to Lydia Smith, dau of Samuel E. & Hannah (Marble) Smith. She b. 17 Apr 1789 and d. 8 Dec 1860; he m2) after 1860 to Lucy Smith.
Children of Jacob & Lydia (Smith) Gordon:
1. Hiram/Herman E. Gordon, b. 16 Sep 1817, d. 1896
2. Freeman/Freman Marble Gordon, b. 5 March 1819; d. 24 March 1895. He married Sarah Mirick. They had a son Harris Gordon, b. 1864 and d. 11 July 1944. He m. Edith S. Wyman, and had a daughter Helen W. Gordon.
3. Emily K. Gordon, b. 5 Dec 1821 Henniker NH
4. Jacob Gordon, b. 14 Nov 1822 Henniker NH, d. 1822
5. Fanny S. Gordon, b. 22 Dec 1824
6. Laura W. Gordon, b. 14 March 1826
7. Gilbert G. Gordon, b. 1 Jan 1828
8. +Francis Allen Gordon, b. 3 Feb 1830 Henniker NH
9. Lucy B. Gordon b. 6 June 1834, Henniker NH
10. George W. Gordon, b. abt 1837

Francis Allen "Frank" Gordon, son of Jacob & Lydia (Smith) Gordon, b 3 Feb 1830 in Henniker, NH, d. 17 Sep 1910 in Merrimack NH; m1) 28 Oct 1863 Martha Dickinson McGaw, dau of Isaac McGaw. She b. 30 Sep 1833 in Windham NH and d. 15 Sep 1904 in Reeds Ferry NH; in 1880 residing in Merrimack NH, farmer. He married 2nd) 9 Nov 1907 to Amanda Esther (Stevens) Fuller, of Manchester NH, she was b. 27 Sep 1863.
Children of Francis A. & Martha L. (McGaw) Gordon:
1. Robert McGaw Gordon, b. 19 Aug 1871 Merrimack NH, baptized 26 May 1872 Merrimack NH; d. 9 Aug 1953 in Goffstown NH; he m1) Lizzie Ermina French; had sons, Howard F. Gordon (1902-1943) and Stanley M. Gordon (1906-1987); he m2) Amanda Esther Foster.
2. +Arthur G. Gordon, b. 27 Jan 1876 Merrimack NH

Arthur Gilbert Gordon, son of Francis A. & Martha D. (McGaw) Gordon, was. b 27 January 1876 in Merrimack, Hillsborough Co. NH, and d. 27 July 1958. He married 1 Feb 1905 in Merrimack NH to Bertha L. Lowell, dau of Levi F. & Hannah B. (Hutchinson) Gordon. She was b. 7 April 1875 in Reeds Ferry NH . [see Lowell Genealogy above] He was an excelsior manufacturer. He bought out the excelsior business that had been owned by Charles S. Nesmith since 1900. [SEE his biography on the Merrimack Historical Society web site]

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