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


- Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the accurateness or authenticity of these genealogies. Please see the reference material used for more information. Please see the sources at the bottom of this page for more information. This is not a complete genealogy of all of the Lovewell family branches, simply the ones who settled in that area in or near what is now known as Merrimack NH. Please do not ask me to research your family line. If you have additional material to add to the Merrimack lines, I would be glad to add that information if you contact me.

LOVEWELL FAMILY of Merrimack NH
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****FIRST GENERATION*****

LOWELL / LOVEWELL
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.

*****FIRST GENERATION*****

JOHN 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.
2. +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.
4. ELIZABETH, born in Boston, 1664; baptized in Scituate MA, August 21, 1664. She married William Beale..
5. PHEBE, born in Rehoboth, December 25, 1666; baptized in Scituate, August 11, 1667; married in Chelmsford, July 24, 1685, Andrew Cooke.

*****SECOND GENERATION*****

JOHN-2 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 95.
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 Merrimack.
3. +ZACCHEUS, born July 22, 1701.
4. +JONATHAN, born May 14, 1713.

JOSEPH-2 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:
1. +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

*****THIRD GENERATION*****

CAPT. 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.
2. 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.

COL. 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, 1735.
6. +NOAH, born April 1, 1742.
7. SARAH, born October 25, 1744.
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.
9. BRIDGET, born July 10, 1749; married Augustus Blanchard, a son of Col. Joseph Blanchard, see.

JONATHAN-3 (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-3 (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.
Ten children of Joseph & Deborah (Morse) Lovewell:
1. JOSEPH, born 1715; died December 31, 1726.
2. DEBORAH, born June 14, 1719; died in September, 1719.
3. 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.
8. ELIZABETH, born February 4, 1731-2; died November 28, 1748.
9. HANNAH, born 1734; died 1734.
10. PATIENCE, twin, born 1734; died 1734.

*****FOURTH GENERATION*****

JOHN-4 (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, 1740.
2. ANNA, born February 29, 1742-3; died in August, 1758.
3. JOHN, 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 French, see.
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.

COL. NEHEMIAH-4 (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, efficient man.
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 children.
2. SUSANNAH, born July 22, 1750; died October 26, 1758.
3. HANNAH, 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.
10. JOHN, born March 18, 1766; married Sally (Drew) Bailey.
11. JOSEPH, born January 6, 1768.
12. RACHEL, born June 8, 1770; married Samuel Hillard.

GEN. 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.
4. 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-4 (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.
Ten children 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. Four children.
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.
8. HANNAH, 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.
10. DELIVERANCE, born October 7, 1782; married William Cooper.

ICHABOD 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.

Source:
1. 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.


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