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During several years immediately preceding 1665, there were dwelling
in Boston two men of the same name, John Lowell; one was a cooper,
the other a tanner. This fact is not noted by Savage or in the
Lowell Genealogy. John Lowell, the cooper, was a son of John and
a grandson of Percival Lowell. He married, March 3, 1653, Hannah
Proctor, who became the mother of John, Mary and Peter, and who
was living in 1661. He married, second, probably in 1664, Naomi
---, who was the mother of eleven children. It is currently stated
that the second wife was Naomi Sylvester, which is possible but
is not proven. Savage and Lowell Genealogy erroneously state that
John Lowell, the cooper, married in 1658, Elizabeth Sylvester.
This was three or more years before the death of his first wife,
Hannah, and both authorities give to John, the cooper, the children
of John, the tanner.
I was recently contacted by Posey Godfrey of Greensboro, NC who
states the following: "The second wife of John Lowell, cooper
a son of John Lowell and grandson of Percival Lowell was Naomi
TORREY, daughter of Captain William TORREY, Gent., of of Combe
St. Nicholas, Somerset and his third wife Elizabeth ( FRYE ).
" PLANTAGENET ANCESTRY A STUDY IN COLONIAL AND MEDIEVAL FAMILIES
", by Douglas Richardson has documented the line." SEE
NEHGSR Vol. 164- Jan 2010; page 66 " Humphrey Blake ( 1494?-
1558 And His Descendants In New England And South Carolina: Blake,
Richards, Selleck, Torrey and Wolcott", by Clifford L. Scott.
LOWELL -1, the tanner, is the ancestor of the Lovewell family of Dunstable.
The date of his arrival in Boston is not definitely known. He was there in 1657,
and January 24, 1658, he married in Scituate, Elizabeth Sylvester, born January
23, 1644, daughter of Richard and Naomi (Torrey) Sylvester of Scituate. The record
of the publishment and of the marriage is at Scituate: "These are to Certyfy
all those to Whom It may Conscirne that John Lowwell and Elizabeth Silvester hath
Been Lawfully Published accordinge to law three Lecture Dayes. William Coursser.
Witness, Henry Bridgman.John Lowwell abovesayed was Marryed to Elizabeth Silvester
January the 24th 1658 pr Mr. Hatherly. In Seittuate." William Courser and
Henry Bridgman were residents of Boston, where the intention of marriage was published
three times. John Lowell and his wife, Elizabeth, lived in Boston until 1765,
when they removed to Rehoboth. In 1669, he received grants of land in Rehoboth,
where he lived until about 1680, when he removed to Lynn. After his removal from
Rehoboth he was taxed a non-resident proprietor in that town about twenty years.
He came from Lynn to Dunstable in 1682 or 1683. He and his sons, John and Joseph,
were among the early settlers of the town and all were prominent in the affairs
of the settlement. He was a selectman of Dunstable, 1689. If the records were
complete it is reasonable to assume that he would have credit for other elections
to office. During the troublous times of King William's War, his son, Joseph,
and his three married daughters removed from Dunstable and in 1700, John, the
father, and his wife, Elizabeth, were living in Sudbury. The date and place of
his death have not been discovered. In 1700 then of Sudbury, he sold to William
Woodcock of Re-hoboth four tracts of land in Scituate and Attleborough. Until
1694, Atticborough was a part of Rehoboth. The deed is dated at Sudbury, June
20, 1700, and is recorded in the Registry of Deeds at Taunton. His wife, Elizabeth,
joined in the conveyance. The original name of this family was Lowell. A person
is not responsible for the form in which his name is written by the clerks of
churches and towns. In the record of his publishment and marriage, the name is
Lowwell. The birth of two children of John and Elizabeth Lowell is recorded in
Boston. Six children were baptized at the Second Church of Scituate, now Norwood.
The name of the father is written John Lowel four times, and John Lowell two times.
In records of Rehoboth appear John Lowell and John Lovell, while the Lynn record
presents the form of John Lovill. His name in the deed of 1700 and his signature
are written John Lovwell, and here is found the easy inflection from Lowwell to
Lovewell. His children, and very uniformly his descendants in Dunstable and elsewhere,
have written the name Lovewell. His wife, Elizabeth Sylvester, was a daughter
of Richard and Naomi (Torrey) Sylvester of Scituate.
Four of their six
children were born in Boston and two in Rehoboth:
1. +JOHN, born
in Boston MA, April 7, 1660; baptized in Scituate MA, June 17, 1660.3.
+JOSEPH, baptized, Scituate MA, May 25, 1662. There is no record of his
birth. He was born in 1661.
3. PATIENCE, born in Boston, October 7, 1662;
baptized in Scituate, June 7, 1663. The Vital Records of Scituate, recently published,
give the date of this baptism, June 7, 1662, but the original church records say
June 7, 1663. She married in Lynn, March 28, 1682, Samuel Beale.
born in Boston, 1664; baptized in Scituate MA, August 21, 1664. She married William
5. PHEBE, born in Rehoboth, December 25, 1666; baptized in Scituate,
August 11, 1667; married in Chelmsford, July 24, 1685, Andrew Cooke.
LOVEWELL (John-1), son of John and Elizabeth (Sylvester) Lovewell, was born
April 7, 1660. In childhood and youth he lived in Rehoboth and Lynn. With the
consent of his father, Joseph Sylvester, an uncle, was appointed his guardian,
October 29, 1670. Probably it was a limited guardianship relating to an inheritance
from his grandfather, Richard Sylvester, who died in 1663. For a similar purpose
and on the same day, John Lovewell, his father, was appointed guardian of Esther
Sylvester, a younger sister of his wife. The nuncupative will of Richard Craze,
who died in Boston, was attested by Thomas Wiborne and Jabez Heaton, April 28,
1670. They testified that the deceased willed "ten pounds to the eldest son
of John Lovell, a tanner of Rehoboth." (See New England Historic Genealogical
Register, Vol. 48, page 460). He was one of the earliest permanent settlers of
Dunstable, coming hither with his father and brother, 1683. He was a farmer. He
was industrious, honest and respected and frequently was elected to office. He
was a selectman 1693 and probably in other years of which the record is lost.
His usefulness in life was refreshed and renewed in the good works of his sons
and grandsons, and forever the name of Lovewell will be honored in the annals
of Dunstable. He married at Dunstable, December 7, 1686, Anna Hassell,
born October 6, 1669, a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Perry) Hassell of Dunstable.
She died January 5, 1754. Fox misread the record and states that the widow of
Capt. John Lovewell died January 5, 1754. The record is: "Hannah Lovewell,
wife of John Lovewell, senior, deceased ye 5 of January 1754; buried 7th."
Much has been written of the extreme age of John Lovewell and of his service in
the army of Cromwell. The record is firmer and more consistent than the traditions.
His age and the age of his wife were each ten years less than stated in the deposition
dated March 16, 1744, but such discrepancy is often met in ancient affidavits.
See NEGHS Register 55, page 186). John Lovewell very probably died in 1755, aged
Four children of John and Anna (Hassell) Lovewell were born in Dunstable:
1. +JOHN, born October 14, 1691.
2. HANNAH, married Lieut.
Josiah Farwell, born August 27, 1698, son of Henry and Susanhah (Richardson) Farwell.
He was a comrade in arms with his brother-in-law, Capt. John Lovewell, and his
lieutenant in three expeditions. He died on the field of battle May 8, 1725. Their
only child, Hannah, born January 27, 1723, married John Chamberlain of
3. +ZACCHEUS, born July 22, 1701.
born May 14, 1713.
LOVEWELL (John-1), son of John and Elizabeth (Sylvester) Lovewell, was born
in Boston, 1661. He came to Dunstable with the family in 1683, and resided here
about eleven years. About 1693, he removed to the part of Watertown now Weston.
He was a member of the church of Watertown and when a church was organized in
Weston he became a member of that church. I have not found a record of his first
marriage. Mary, his wife, died in Weston, December 1, 1729. He married, second,
May 5, 1730, Hannah (Johnson) Pierce, daughter of John Johnson of Cambridge and
widow of Francis Pierce of Weston. He died in Weston, October 9, 1732. His widow,
Hannah, died in Hopkinton in 1760.
Two children of Joseph and Mary Lovewell:
+JOSEPH, born in Dunstable, May 3, 1691.
2. MARY, born 1695. She was
reared in the family of her uncle, Andrew Cooke, and was known as Mary Cooke.
She married Samuel Morse, born June 4, 1687, son of Samuel and Deborah Morse.
In Cambridge, Probate Records, old series, No. 10,188, is an agreement dated November
6, 1732, between Hannah, widow of Joseph Lovewell, deceased, and her two step-children,
Joseph Lovewell and Mary Morse, wife of Samuel Morse. They lived in Needham, where
their nine children were born and where she died November 20, 1787, aged 92. He
died April 5, 1736
JOHN-3 (John-2, John-1) LOVEWELL, son of John and Anna (Hassell) Lovewell,
was born in Dunstable, October 14, 1691. The danger of an exposed frontier is
the efficient school of the soldier. In his childhood and youth, John Love-well
was familiar with the musket, with garrisons and with measures of defence. In
his memory was the unfading story that in a single month his grandfather and grandmother,
Joseph and Anna (Perry) Hassell, his uncle, Benjamin Hassell, Christopher Temple,
and Obadiah Perry, who had married aunts of his mother, were slain by the merciless
foe of the settlement. He recalled that in 1706 five soldiers and six of his neigb-bors
were slain within the town of Dunstable. He was twelve years of age and too young
for service when Capt. William Tyng, commanding the first company of snow shoe
men, returned to Dunstable with trophies of victory. He saw the scalps of Indians
borne in triumph and in the inspiration of his surroundings he constantly advanced
to the higher grades in the school of the soldier. Succeeding these events there
were a few years of peace with the Indians. The war was renewed in 1723 and again
the hardy men of the frontiers assumed an attitude of defence. In 1724, four were
captured and eight were killed by the Indians in this town. John Lovewell im.mediately
proposed to raise a company and to march into the haunts of the enemy. He was
commissioned a captain and at the same time Josiah Far-well was commissioned a
lieutenant and Jonathan Robbins, ensign. In the last week of November, 1724, with
thirty men, including officers, Capt. Lovewell set out on a tedious march to the
region of Lake Winne-pesaukee, and December 10, the company killed one Indian
and captured two, one of the captives being a boy. The second expedition marched
from Dunstable January 29, 1725, including officers there were eighty-eight men
in the company. After a few days thirty men were sent home on account of a scarcity
of provisions. When near the lake, February 21, 1725, the company killed ten Indians
and then set out for Boston to obtain the bounty offered for Indian scalps. They
were at Dover February 23, and arrived in Boston March 9, 1725. The Journal of
Capt. Lovewell of this march is found in New England Historic Genealogical Register,
Vol. 7, page 62. The third company under the same officers marched from Dunstable,
April 15, 1725. Including officers there were forty-seven men. Three were honorably
excused during the outward march, ten were left at a fort erected in Ossipee and
thirty-four were on duty under Capt. Lovewell in the morning of the memorable
battle, May 8, 1725. Of these, Capt. Lovewell and eleven others were killed and
buried on the field of battle; three were mortally wounded and died near the scene
of conflict; nine were more or less seriously wounded; nine escaped without wounds
and one retired from the field and fled to the fort in the early progress of the
battle. For a more extended account of the three expeditions commanded by Capt.
Lovewell, see Historical Sermon by Rev. Thomas Symmes of Bradford; "The Expeditions
of Capt. John Lovewell" by Frederick Kidder and sketches in historical publications.
The names of all the men of the third expedition with condensed sketches are found
in in the Register, Vol. 63, page 288. It is remarkable that a record of the marriage
of Capt. John Lovewell has not been discovered, or that tradition does not make
known the full name of his wife. Her Christian name was Hannah. She was the executrix
of his estate and a few years later married Benjamin Smith of Merrimack, in whose
family her children were reared. See Smith Register.
Three children of
Capt. John and Hannah Lovewell:
1. +JOHN, born June 30, 1718.
HANNAH, born July 24, 1721; married May 31, 1739, Capt. Joseph Baker, born in
Roxbury, Mass., January 25, 1714, son of Thomas and Sarah (Pike) Baker. The township
of Suncook, now Pembroke, was granted to the forty seven men of Capt. Lovewell's
third expedition and to make the number sixty, thirteen men of the second expedition
were made grantees. Mrs. Baker inherited one-third of the right granted to the
heirs of Capt. John Lovewell. They settled in Pembroke, where their eleven children
were born. Their descendants are numerous and among those well-known to the present
generation are Mary Baker Eddy, Hon. Henry M. Baker of Bow, N.H., and others.
3. +NEHEMIAH, born January 9, 1725-6, posthumous.
ZACCHEUS (John-2, John-1) LOVEWELL, son of John and Anna (Hassell) Lovewell,
was born in Dunstable July 22, 1701. Imbued with a military spirit, which distinguishes
the family, he was early engaged in the Indian Wars and was promoted to the rank
of major. In 1759, he was commissioned a colonel and given the command of a regiment
of one thousand men for the reduction of Canada. Of his regiment John Goffe was
lieutenant colonel but only a fragment of the rolls are preserved. In 1760, the
militia of the province was reorganized and Zaecheus Lovewell was commissioned
colonel of the fifth regiment and held the position until 1767, when he was succeeded
by Edward Goldstone Lutwyche. He lived a few years before 1740 in Nottingham West,
now Hudson, and was a moderator and selectman of that town [member of the board
of selectmen in 1734, 1739, 1740, 1743, 1745 and 1746, being its chairman three
terms, 1743-45-46. He was moderator of the annual town meeting in 1746, and was
delegate to the Massachusetts General Court in 1733 and 1734. His farm extended
from the river easterly as far as the River Road, and probably much farther. The
births of his children are recorded in Hudson NH]. Later [where he removed about
1748] he was a prominent and useful citizen of Dunstable, where he was frequently
elected to office. In reward for his service in the Indian wars he was one of
the six grantees of 2190 acres adjoining Pembroke. He died at Dunstable, April
12, 1772. He married Esther Hassell, born in Dunstable,
July 30, 1709, a daughter of Joseph Hassell, Jr. Nine children of Col.
Zaccheu & Esther (Hassell) Lovewell:
1. ZACCHEUS, born February 19,
1726-7; died young.
2. ESTHER, born November 20, 1728.
3. LUCY, born January
12, 1730-1; married Joseph Blanchard, see.
4. MOLLY, born May 26, 1732; married
Capt. Benjamin French, son of Joseph French.
5. ZACCHEUS, born December 15,
6. +NOAH, born April 1, 1742.
7. SARAH, born October 25,
8. HANNAH, born February 17, 1747; married May 31, 1761, Joseph Hale.
They lived in Dunstable, where eight children were born. He was a son of Thomas
Hale, being of a branch of the Heald family who wrote the name Hale.
born July 10, 1749; married Augustus Blanchard, a son of Col. Joseph Blanchard,
(John-2, John-1) LOVEWELL, son of John and Anna (Hassell)
Lovewell, was born in Dunstable, May 14, 1713. He lived in an
historic era. In childhood and youth he was inured to the dangers
of the frontier and the extreme cruelties of Indian warfare. His
active life covered the golden age of the province under the Wentworths,
the Revolution, and the early years of the independent state of
New Hampshire. He was active and prominent in town affairs and
frequently elected to office. He was a representative in the provincial
house of representatives during the session which convened September
19, 1752, and dissolved September 18, 1755. In this service his
record is conspicuous. At the session convened November 14, 1758,
Mr. Lovewell appeared for Dunstable and Dr. John Hale for Dunstable
and Hollis, both being elected the same day and by two sections
of the same meeting. The house of representatives declared the
elections void and refused to admit either of the gentlemen. Through
the temper of Gov. Wentworth, the session was abruptly dissolved,
February 4, 1762, and a new election of representatives was held
throughout the province. The house convened March 10, 1762, and
Dr. John Hale of Hollis, who had been elected for Dunstable and
Hollis, was admitted. Dunstable was incorporated by New Hampshire,
April 1, 1746. There was a division of sentiment concerning the
settlement of Rev. Samuel Bird. The first town meeting was rent
in twain. Zaccheus Lovewell was the moderator of one meeting and
Jonathan Love-well was the clerk of the other. An appeal was pre-
[p.41] sented to the general
court. Those opposed to Mr. Bird were represented by Col. Joseph Blanchard and
the friends of Mr. Bird were represented by Jonathan Love-well. It was a vigorous
contest occupying two days. The general court declared both meetings illegal.
He was a collector of excise several years beginning 1753. For the expedition
to Crown Point, 1755, the general court appointed Jonathan Lovewell a commissary
of the regiment commanded by Col. Joseph Blanchard. In 1768, some difficulty arose
in the collection of taxes of Amherst, and an appeal was made to the general court
for relief. The subject was referred to Jonathan Lovewell, Edward Goldstone Lutwyche
and Samuel Patten with instructions to collect evidence and report the facts to
the general court. In the Revolution he was a delegate from Dunstable in the first,
second, fourth and fifth provincial congresses. In the third congress Dunstable
was represented by Joseph Ayers. The fifth congress adopted a temporary constitution
and by resolution became the first house of representatives of the state of New
Hampshire. He was a member of the House of Representatives during the two succeeding
years and was twice elected one of the State Committee of Safety. For many years
he was a justice of the peace and January 26, 1776, he was appointed chief justice
of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Hillsborough. At the reorganization
of the courts under the permanent constitution, Judge Lovewell was succeeded in
1784 by Judge Timothy Farrar. Jonathan Lovewell married in Newbury, Mass., October
16, 1734, Bridget Honey, daughter of Peter Honey, see. It is probable that she
died within a few years after marriage. He died in 1792, and sleeps in an unmarked
grave, but his name lives and his memory abides in the annals of Dunstable and
of New Hampshire. No children
(Joseph-2, John-1) LOVEWELL, son of Joseph and Mary Lovewell, was born in
Dunstable, May 3, 1691. In his early childhood, the family removed to Weston,
where he resided through his subsequent life. He married December 22, 1714, Deborah
Morse, born January 10, 1690, a daughter of Samuel and Deborah Morse. He died
January 23, 1763. His wife, Deborah, died January 19, 1764.
of Joseph & Deborah (Morse) Lovewell:
1. JOSEPH, born 1715; died December
2. DEBORAH, born June 14, 1719; died in September, 1719.
DEBORAH, born October 31, 1720; died July 3, 1725.
4. ISAAC, born May 4, 1723;
died November 13, 1735.
5. DEBORAH, born October 4, 1725; married 1750, Samuel
Ware. They lived in Needham, where five children were born.
6. MARY, born
March 15, 1727.
7. +JOSEPH, born October 27, 1729.
born February 4, 1731-2; died November 28, 1748.
9. HANNAH, born 1734; died
10. PATIENCE, twin, born 1734; died 1734.
(John-3, John-2, John-1) LOVEWELL, son of Capt. John and Hannah Lovewell,
was born in Dunstable, June 30, 1718. He was an active and respected citizen of
Dunstable where he died July 2, 1762. He was commissioned a lieutenant in 1745.
He married at Hampton Falls, N.H., November 2, 1739, Rachel
Lund, daughter of William Lund of Dunstable, see. Seven children of John
& Rachel (Lund) Lovewell, born in Dunstable:
1. RACHEL, born May 18,
2. ANNA, born February 29, 1742-3; died in August, 1758.
born November 16, 1744. He was a soldier in the Revolution, serving in Capt. Walker's
company at Bunker Hill and siege of Boston, 1775; in Capt. Read's company of Col.
Baldwin's regiment, 1776; in Lieut. Brown's company at Saratoga, 1777; and in
Capt. Frye Bailey's company, Vermont service, in later years. He removed to Corinth,
Vermont, probably in 1778, where he died April 18, 1815. He married Vodica Lovewell,
daughter of Capt. Nehemiah Lovewell, see. Five children. Sophia, who married Jacob
Mills; Hannah; Louisa; John, who died unmarried; Nehemiah, born 1803, married
Martha Mills. Two of the sons of Nehemiah and Martha (Mills) Lovewell, John, and
Joseph Taplin Lovewell, are graduates of Yale.
4. JONATHAN, born August 20,
1747; married November 14, 1783, Caty Honey, daughter of John and Elizabeth Honey,
see. He died March 15, 1788; his widow married, second, February 3, 1791, Theodore
5. MARY, born March 10, 1749
6. JAMES, born October 15, 1752;
died November 27, 1753.
7. ZACCHEUS, born May 22, 1756; died October 8, 1758.
(John-3, John-2, John-1) LOVEWELL, son of Capt. John and Hannah Lovewell,
was born at Dunstable, January 9, 1726, posthumous. He was reared at Merrimack
in the family of his step-father, Benjamin Smith. He married at Dunstable, November
24, 1748, Rachel Farwell, a daughter of Jonathan and Susannah (Blanchard) Farwell.
After his marriage he lived in Dunstable over twenty years, occupying a prominent
position in town affairs. In the French and Indian War he served in three campaigns.
He was a lieutenant of Col. Blanchard's regiment, 1755, a captain of Col. Goffe's
regiment, 1760. In 1770 , he removed from Dunstable to Newbury, Vt., and was in
the service almost continuously during the Revolution. He was a captain of Col.
Bedel's regiment 1777 and 1778, and also of Major Wait's battalion of rangers
and in this service he was captured but soon released. In the border warfare he
commanded companies and military posts almost continuously from 1779 to 1782.
After the war he was a colonel of the militia. Soon after the Revolution he removed
to Corinth, Vermont, where he died March 23, 1801. He was an honest, industrious,
Of Col. Nehemiah and Rachel (Farwell) Lovewell there were
thirteen children born in Dunstable, the youngest being an infant when the family
removed to Vermont:
1. CATHERINE, born June 17, 1749; married September
29, 1769, Major John Taplin, born 1748, son of Col. John and Hepsibah (Brigham)
Taplin. He was a soldier in the French and Indian War and in the Revolution. He
removed from Newbury to Corinth, Vt., and was sheriff of the county. Subsequently
he lived in Berlin and in Montpelier. Through the active years of his life he
was conspicuous in town and state affairs. His wife, Catherine, died July 16,1794.
He married, second, Lydia Gove, who died February 11, 1749. He died 1835. Twelve
2. SUSANNAH, born July 22, 1750; died October 26, 1758.
born July 22, 1750; twin, died October 31, 1758.
4. NEHEMIAH, born July 1,
1752. Soldier in the Revolution. He was a Bunker Hill and later a captain of Col.
Herrick's and Col. Fletcher's regiments. He married August 8, 1781, Betsey Haseltine,
born, Newbury, Vt., May 4, 1763, daugter of John and Sarah (Bedel) Haseltine.
He was a farmer and innholder in Newbury, Vt., where he died, July 14, 1801. She
died November 18,1850.
5. BETSEY, born June 25, 1754; married Mansfield Taplin,
a brother of Major John Taplin. Lived at Corinth. [p.44] vi. HENRY, born January
9, 1757. He served in Capt. Walker's company at Bunker Hill and siege of Boston,
1775, in Col. Bedel's regiment, 1778, and m the frontier service of Vermont. He
died in Orleans County, New York, 1812.
6. ZACCHEUS, born November 8, 1758.
In the Revolution he served in his father's company of Col. Bedel's regiment and
in several companies of Vermont organizations commanded by Capt. Thomas Johnson,
Capt. Simeon Stevens, Capt. Nehemiah Lovewell, Capt. John G. Bailey, and was a
sergeant at Fort Wait in Corinth. He married Hepsibah Taplin, who was the mother
of seven children: Zaccheus, Betsey, Hepsibah, Joseph Bliss, Moodey Bedel, William
and Jonathan. Hepsibah, wife of Zaccheus, died about 1800. He married, second,
Irene Lyman Loveland, by whom he had three children; Nehemiah, Samuel and Lyman.
Of these, Nehemiah, born February 1, 1803, married July 20, 1826, Sarah C. Hubbard,
married, second, August 19, 1845, Phebe (Cole) Hill. He was a surveyor, living
several years in Orleans County, New York, and beginning 1855, at Coldwater, Michigan.
He died in Chicago, Illinois, January 3, 1890. His youngest son, Charles Hubert
Lovewell, M.D., born October 9, 1848, University of Michigan, M.D., 1871, is a
skillful physician of Chicago.
7. JONATHAN, born November 7, 1760; married
May 28, 1801, Sophia Taplin. He was a farmer of Corinth, where he died January
1, 1817. Four children.
8. ROBERT, born October 1, 1762; married January 2,
1787, Polly Taplin, a sister of Major John, Mansfield, Sophia and Hepsibah, who
married sisters and brothers of Robert. He was in Capt. Farnsworth's company at
battle of Plattsburg. He lived at St. Albans, Vermont. He died September 4, 1838.
His wife died November 10, 1869. Nine children.
9. VODICA, born April 18,
1764. In record of birth at Dunstable, the name is written Noadica. She married
her cousin, John Lovewell, son of John and grandson of Capt. John, see.
JOHN, born March 18, 1766; married Sally (Drew) Bailey.
11. JOSEPH, born January
12. RACHEL, born June 8, 1770; married Samuel Hillard.
NOAH-4 (Zaccheus-3, John-2, John-1) LOVEWELL, son of Col. Zaccheus and Esther
(Hassell) Lovewell, was born in Dunstable, April 1, 1742. He married December
17, 1767, Mary Farwell, born January 10, 1745, daughter of Oliver and Abigail
(Hubbard) Farwell. He was one of the most prominent and useful men who have lived
in Dunstable. At the beginning of the Revolution he was a captain of the Dunstable
company and in the reorganization of the fifth regiment he was commissioned lieutenant
colonel [p.45] of Col. Moses Nichols' regiment. In raising men and as one of the
paymasters of the state he proved an efficient officer and in mean time he was
one of the commissioners for Hillsborough county, having charge and conducting
the sale of the confiscated estates of the loyalists. He was appointed colonel
of the regiment, succeeding Col. Nichols, March 30, 1781, and in the reorganization
of the militia under the constitution, he was commissioned colonel of the fifth
regiment, December 21, 1784, and promoted to brigadier general November 7, 1788.
He was the first postmaster of Dunstable, a selectman many years and a delegate
to the fourth provincial congress and a representative from December, 1778, to
December, 1779. Under the state constitution of 1784, he was a representative
several years and maintained a foremost position among able colleagues. He died
May 29, 1820. His widow, Mary, died November 24, 1835.
Children of Gen.
Noah & Mary (Farwell) Lovewell:
1. MOLLY, born August 24, 1768; married
November 24, 1790, Giles Shurtleff, born in Middleton, Mass. January 19, 1768,
son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Leach) Shurtleff. They lived in Dunstable several
years when they removed to Croydon, N.H., where he died, 1820. They had six children.
2. ABIGAIL, born June 19, 1770; married February 27, 1786, Israel Whitney
Cummings, born in Hudson, N.H., August 23, 1762, son of Eleazer and Hannah (Whitney)
Cummings. Lived in Woodstock and Thetford, Vt. He died February 19, 1836. She
died March 13, 1845. Three children.
3. ZACCHEUS, born June 10, 1772.
ESTHER, born June 9, 1774; died October 17, 1777.
5. NOAH, born November 11,
1776; died May 6, 1777.
6. JOHN, born February 10, 1778.
7. ESTHER, born
May 16, 1780; married Luther Taylor, see.
8. NOAH, born September 2, 1782.
9. MOODY DUSTIN, born March 1, 1785.
10. BETSY, born March 2, 1788; married
Hon. Jesse Bowers, November 12, 1785, son of William and Hannah(Kidder) Bowers
of Chelmsford. They lived in Dunstable. He was a representative and state senator
and prominent in financial affairs. Of their six children, a daughter, Mary Augusta,
married Gen. John Bedel of Bath.
(Joseph-3, Joseph-2, John-1) LOVEWELL, son of Joseph and Deborah (Morse) Lovewell,
born in Weston, October 27, 1729. He was a soldier in the French and Indian War
and was captured by the enemy. After a fortunate excape from captivity, he suffered
extreme hardship while returning to his home. He married November 2, 1761, Hannah
Warren, born November 1, 1741, daughter of Daniel and Deborah (Phillips) Warren
of Concord, Massachusetts. He lived in Weston. He is the ancestor of all the descendants
in male lines of Joseph Lovewell of Dunstable and Weston. Hannah, his wife, died
October 8, 1782. He married, second, March 10, 1794, Ruth (Child) Walker, widow
of John Walker. He died 1801; Ruth, his widow, died 1809.
of Joseph & Hannah (Warren) Lovewell:
1. ISAAC, born July 23, 1762;
married April 9, 1788, Lucy Harrinton, born 1752, daughter of Adino and Esther
(Hastings) Harrington. Removed to Livermore, Me. She died March 6, 1807. He married,
second, Widow Lucy Merrill. He died November 10, 1835. She died July 23, 1856.
2. JOSEPH, born October 2, 1763; married in Templeton, April
10, 1796, Sarah Wilkinson, born, Needham, May 9, 1768, daughter of Ebenezer and
Mary (Gay) Wilkinson. He removed to Hubbardston, Massachusetts. His descendants
are numberous. He died November 21, 1814. She died August 29, 1847. Seven children.
3. NATHAN, born April 21, 1765. He lived in Lancaster, N. H., and in Lunenburg,
Vt. He married December 27, 1792, Charlotte Stockwell, born Lancaster, October
24, 1770, daughter of Emmons and Ruth (Page) Stockwell. He died November 16, 1819;
she died February 26, 1816. Eleven children.
4. JONATHAN, born April 6, 1768;
married April 6, 1806, Elizabeth, Goldthwait. He lived in Weston, where two sons.
Daniel and George, were born. He died 1813.
5. DANIEL, born July 31, 1770;
married in Brookline, Mass., November 20, 1790 Nancy Jackson, born 1770, daughter
of Thaddeus and Lydia (Woodward) Jackson. Removed to Livermore, Maine, where he
died 1803. She married, second, Samuel Webester and died in Brookline, March 18,
1861. Three children, Amasa and Luther, twins, born February 11, 1796l Hannah
J., born 1805, unmarried, died December 25, 1885.
6. SAMUEL, born 1772; baptized
April 26, 1772. He lived in Weston, where he died August 3, 1851. He married August
4, 1796, Abigail Bartlett, born Newton, Mass., June 26, 1766, daughter of Ebenezer
and Anna (Ball) Bartlett. She died the mother of three children, May 13, 1811.
He married, second, February 11, 1812, Chloe Rice, born November 25, 1776, daughter
of Isaac and Sarah (Lamb) Rice of East Sudbury, Mass. She died, leaving one son,
May 15, 1825. He married, third, January 9, 1826, Asenath Goodnow, born Framingham,
Mass., January 3, 1794, daughter of Ephraim and Nelly (Rice) Goodnow. She was
the mother [p.47] of two children. She died February 26, 1836. He married, fourth,
March 27, 1838, Widow Jane Whitney. She died 1839. Prof. Samuel Harrison Lovewell,
a cultured musician, and now president and director of the Conservatory of Music,
Quincy, Illinois, has made an exhaustive study of the Joseph Lovewell family.
He is a son of Charles and Martha Jane (Morse) Lovewell, and a grandson of Samuel
and Asenath (Goodnow) Lovewell.
7. ELIZABETH, born March 2, 1774; married Peter
Godding, born, Watertown, October 28, 1763, son of Jonathan Coolidge and Hannah
(Learned) Godding. They lived in Livermore, Me. Twelve children.
born 1777; baptized June 1, 1777; married Spencer Godding, born, Watertown, 1769,
a brother of Peter Godding, who married her sister, Elizabeth. He died in Livermore,
1856. She died 1847. Nine children.
9. RHODA, born 1779, removed to Philadelphia,
Pa., there married John Baker, a shipwright who died 1809. She married, second,
1817, Joseph Sabins, a sea captain. She died February 2, 1871.
born October 7, 1782; married William Cooper.
LOVEWELL, not placed but a son of one of the Dunstable families of Lovewell, served
continuously in the army of the Revolution from May, 1775 until his death. He
served in Capt. William Walker's company at Bunker Hill and siege of Boston, 1775,
in one of the Continental regiments at Ticonderoga and in New Jersey, 1776, and
in Col. Cilley's regiment from April 1, 1777, until his death in July, 1777.
Old Dunstable, Maine and New Hampshire Founders [database online]. Orem, UT: Ancestry,
Inc., 1997. Original data: Stearns, Ezra S., A.M. Early Generations of the Founders
of Old Dunstable. Boston, MA: George E. Littlefield, 1911.