Mary Coomer

     Mary Coomer married John Wright, son of John Wright and Mary Lucas.

Child of Mary Coomer and John Wright

John Wright

b. between 1 January 1680 and 31 May 1681, d. 31 May 1774
     John Wright was born between 1 January 1680 and 31 May 1681 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.1 He was the son of Adam Wright and Sarah Soule. John Wright married Mary Lucas on 20 May 1708 at Plympton, Plymouth Co., MA.1 John Wright died on 31 May 1774 at Plympton, Plymouth Co., MA.1

Child of John Wright and Mary Lucas

Citations

  1. [S466] The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, George Soule, 68,676.

Mary Lucas

b. 4 May 1684, d. 24 September 1759
     Mary Lucas was born on 4 May 1684 at Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.1 She married John Wright, son of Adam Wright and Sarah Soule, on 20 May 1708 at Plympton, Plymouth Co., MA.1 Mary Lucas died on 24 September 1759 at Plympton, Plymouth Co., MA, at age 75.1

Child of Mary Lucas and John Wright

Citations

  1. [S466] The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, George Soule, 68,676.

Adam Wright

b. between 21 September 1644 and 20 September 1646, d. 20 September 1724
     Adam Wright was born between 21 September 1644 and 20 September 1646 at Plymouth Colony, MA.1,2 He was the son of Richard Wright and Hester Cooke. Adam Wright married Sarah Soule, daughter of John Soule and Rebecca Simmons, before 1680 at probably Duxbury or Plymouth, MA.2 Adam Wright died on 20 September 1724 at Plympton, Plymouth Co., MA.2

Children of Adam Wright and Sarah Soule

Citations

  1. [S447] Captain Ezekiel Wright, Manuscript at the Salmon Brook Historical Society, August 1963 The Salmon Brook Historical Society.
  2. [S466] The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, George Soule, 68,676.

Sarah Soule

b. circa 1660
     Sarah Soule was born circa 1660 at Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA. She was the daughter of John Soule and Rebecca Simmons.1 Sarah Soule married Adam Wright, son of Richard Wright and Hester Cooke, before 1680 at probably Duxbury or Plymouth, MA.1

Children of Sarah Soule and Adam Wright

Citations

  1. [S466] The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, George Soule, 68,676.

Richard Wright

b. circa 9 June 1608, d. 9 June 1691
     Richard Wright was born circa 9 June 1608; based on age at death. He married Hester Cooke, daughter of Francis Cooke and Hester Maheiu, on 6 November 1644.1 Richard Wright died on 9 June 1691 at Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.

Child of Richard Wright and Hester Cooke

  • Adam Wright+ b. bt 21 Sep 1644 - 20 Sep 1646, d. 20 Sep 1724

Citations

  1. [S447] Captain Ezekiel Wright, Manuscript at the Salmon Brook Historical Society, August 1963 The Salmon Brook Historical Society.

Hester Cooke

b. say 1626
     Hester Cooke was born say 1626.1 She was the daughter of Francis Cooke and Hester Maheiu.2,1 Hester Cooke married Richard Wright on 6 November 1644.2

Child of Hester Cooke and Richard Wright

  • Adam Wright+ b. bt 21 Sep 1644 - 20 Sep 1646, d. 20 Sep 1724

Citations

  1. [S552] Robert Charles Anderson, Pilgrim Migration, page 147.
  2. [S447] Captain Ezekiel Wright, Manuscript at the Salmon Brook Historical Society, August 1963 The Salmon Brook Historical Society.

John Soule

b. circa 1632
     John Soule was born circa 1632.1 He was the son of George Soule and Mary Bucket.1

Child of John Soule and Rebecca Simmons

Citations

  1. [S552] Robert Charles Anderson, Pilgrim Migration, page 435.

George Soule

b. by circa 1602, d. before 22 January 1679/80
The main beam bowed and cracked
by Dr. Mike Haywood
     George Soule was born by circa 1602 at England.1 He married Mary Bucket before 1626 at probably Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. George Soule died before 22 January 1679/80 at Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA.1

George was a Mayflower Pilgrim.


George was a servant under contract to Edward Winslow; 35th signer of the Compact.

Children of George Soule and Mary Bucket

Citations

  1. [S552] Robert Charles Anderson, Pilgrim Migration, page 435.

Isaac Smith

b. 17 November 1716, d. 29 July 1802
     Isaac Smith was born on 17 November 1716 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.1 He married Mary Sparrow, daughter of Richard Sparrow and Mercy Cobb, on 9 March 1737/38 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.1 Isaac Smith died on 29 July 1802 at Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT, at age 85.1

Child of Isaac Smith and Mary Sparrow

Citations

  1. [S465] The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, William Brewster, 68,676.

Mary Sparrow

b. 10 March 1718/19, d. 17 April 1785
     Mary Sparrow was born on 10 March 1718/19 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Richard Sparrow and Mercy Cobb.1,2 Mary Sparrow married Isaac Smith on 9 March 1737/38 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.1 Mary Sparrow died on 17 April 1785 at East Hampton, Middlesex Co., CT, at age 66.1

Child of Mary Sparrow and Isaac Smith

Citations

  1. [S465] The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, William Brewster, 68,676.
  2. [S792] Barbara Lambert Merrick, Elder William Brewster, page 323.

Samuel Mayo

     Samuel Mayo married Ruth Hopkins, daughter of Giles Hopkins and Catherine Whelden.

Ruth Hopkins

     Ruth Hopkins was the daughter of Giles Hopkins and Catherine Whelden.1 Ruth Hopkins married Samuel Mayo.

Citations

  1. [S509] John D. Austin, MF 6, Page 8.

Giles Hopkins

b. 30 January 1607/8
     Giles Hopkins was baptized on 30 January 1607/8 at Hursley, Hampshire, England.1 He was the son of Stephen Hopkins and Mary (?)2 Giles Hopkins married Catherine Whelden on 9 October 1639 at Plymouth Colony, MA.1

Child of Giles Hopkins and Catherine Whelden

Citations

  1. [S509] John D. Austin, MF 6, Page 8.
  2. [S509] John D. Austin, MF 6, Page 5.

Stephen Hopkins

b. circa 1582, d. between 6 June 1644 and 17 July 1644
     Stephen Hopkins was born circa 1582 at probably Hampshire, England.1 He married Mary (?)1 Stephen Hopkins died between 6 June 1644 and 17 July 1644 at Plymouth Colony, MA.1

Stephen was a Mayflower Pilgrim.

Child of Stephen Hopkins and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S509] John D. Austin, MF 6, Page 5.

Francis Cooke1

b. circa 1583, d. 7 April 1663
yet he held his hould
by Dr. Mike Haywood
     Francis Cooke was born circa 1583 at England.2 He died on 7 April 1663 at Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA.

Francis was a Mayflower Pilgrim.

Child of Francis Cooke and Hester Maheiu

Citations

  1. [S447] Captain Ezekiel Wright, Manuscript at the Salmon Brook Historical Society, August 1963 The Salmon Brook Historical Society.
  2. [S552] Robert Charles Anderson, Pilgrim Migration, page 146.
  3. [S552] Robert Charles Anderson, Pilgrim Migration, page 147.

George Hiram Lillie1,2

b. 13 February 1820, d. 13 November 1883
     George Hiram Lillie was born on 13 February 1820 at OH.1,2 He was the son of George Lillie and Samantha Johnson.2 George Hiram Lillie married Malinda Margaret Wilder, daughter of David Wilder and Catherine Rymie, on 9 May 1845 at Onega, Stevenson Co., IL.1,2 George Hiram Lillie died on 13 November 1883 at Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS, at age 63.3

Geo. H. and Malinda were enumerated in the 1860 Elmendaro, Madison Co., KS, federal census. He was a lawyer, age 37, she was 35. Children in the household were Catharine 12, David 14, Amanda 10, Julia 8, Laura 6, Lucy 4, and another daughter 2.

George H. and Malinda were enumerated in the 1870 Eureka (Madison PO), Greenwood Co., KS, federal census, page 4. He was an attorney, age 46, she was 43. Children in the household were Maria 14, Miranda 11, and Ella 8. Also listed was the family of son David Lillie, age 24 a teamster, born in Illinois; Josephine Lillie age 26, born in Indiana, child George 4, Franklin 1, and Sarah 1. The 1880 census of Spring Creek, Greenwood Co., KS does list David and Josephine as a family with children George 13, John F. 10, Maggie M. 8, Minnie B. 6, and Cora M. 3.


George H. and M. M. were enumerated in the 1880 Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS federal census. He was a probate judge, age 56, born in OH; she was 54 also born in OH. Listed in the household were widowed daughter Catharine A. Morris 28, widowed daughter Laura Norton 25, son-in-law James Summer 23, daughter Maria Summer 23, grandson Clayton Summer 4, grandson Charles Summer 8 months, son-in-law Clifford Wells 25, daughter M. F. Wells 21, granddaughter Nellie Lillie 11, and grandson Harvey Norton 10.

Children of George Hiram Lillie and Malinda Margaret Wilder

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S449] Glenda Anderson, "Elisha Lillie," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.
  3. [S458] George Hiram Lillie, DC: George H. Lillie.

Malinda Margaret Wilder1,2

b. 29 October 1823, d. 28 February 1923
     Malinda Margaret Wilder was born on 29 October 1823 at Geauga Co., OH.1,2 She was the daughter of David Wilder and Catherine Rymie.2 Malinda Margaret Wilder married George Hiram Lillie, son of George Lillie and Samantha Johnson, on 9 May 1845 at Onega, Stevenson Co., IL.1,2 Malinda Margaret Wilder died on 28 February 1923 at age 99.2

Children of Malinda Margaret Wilder and George Hiram Lillie

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S449] Glenda Anderson, "Elisha Lillie," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

Catherine A. Lillie1

b. 4 September 1849
     Catherine A. Lillie married (?) Morris.1 Catherine A. Lillie was born on 4 September 1849 at Argyle, Lafayette Co., WI.1,2 She was the daughter of George Hiram Lillie and Malinda Margaret Wilder.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S449] Glenda Anderson, "Elisha Lillie," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

(?) Morris1

d. before 1880
     (?) Morris married Catherine A. Lillie, daughter of George Hiram Lillie and Malinda Margaret Wilder.1 (?) Morris died before 1880.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Maria Lillie1

b. circa 1856
     Maria Lillie was born circa 1856 at WI.1 She was the daughter of George Hiram Lillie and Malinda Margaret Wilder.1 Maria Lillie married James Sumner.1

Children of Maria Lillie and James Sumner

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

James Sumner1

b. circa 1856
     James Sumner was born circa 1856 at IA.1 He married Maria Lillie, daughter of George Hiram Lillie and Malinda Margaret Wilder.1

Children of James Sumner and Maria Lillie

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Clayton Sumner1

b. circa 1875
     Clayton Sumner was born circa 1875 at KS.1 He was the son of James Sumner and Maria Lillie.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Charles Sumner1

b. circa November 1879
     Charles Sumner was born circa November 1879 at KS.1 He was the son of James Sumner and Maria Lillie.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Miranda F. Lillie1

b. circa 1858
     Miranda F. Lillie was born circa 1858 at KS.1 She was the daughter of George Hiram Lillie and Malinda Margaret Wilder.1 Miranda F. Lillie married Clifford Wells.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Clifford Wells1

b. circa 1854
     Clifford Wells was born circa 1854 at IA.1 He married Miranda F. Lillie, daughter of George Hiram Lillie and Malinda Margaret Wilder.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Ella Lillie1

b. circa 1861
     Ella Lillie was born circa 1861 at KS.1 She was the daughter of George Hiram Lillie and Malinda Margaret Wilder.1

Citations

  1. [S362] 1880 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Mary Bucket

d. December 1676
     Mary Bucket married George Soule before 1626 at probably Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. Mary Bucket died in December 1676 at Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA.

Children of Mary Bucket and George Soule

David Wilder1

b. circa 1793
     David Wilder was born circa 1793.2 He married Catherine Rymie circa 1813.1

Child of David Wilder and Catherine Rymie

Citations

  1. [S449] Glenda Anderson, "Elisha Lillie," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.
  2. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

Catherine Rymie1

b. circa 1795
     Catherine Rymie was also known as Catherine Rima. She was born circa 1795. She married David Wilder circa 1813.1

Child of Catherine Rymie and David Wilder

Citations

  1. [S449] Glenda Anderson, "Elisha Lillie," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

George Lillie1

b. 1780, d. 1868
     George Lillie was born in 1780 at Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT.2 He was the son of David Lillie and Azubah Bissell.1,2 George Lillie married Samantha Johnson, daughter of William Johnson and Abigail Holt, on 16 April 1815 at Trumbull Twp., Ashtabula Co., OH.2 George Lillie died in 1868 at Willoughby, OH.2

Child of George Lillie and Samantha Johnson

Citations

  1. [S449] Glenda Anderson, "Elisha Lillie," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.
  2. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

David Lillie1

b. 4 September 1736, d. 1820
     David Lillie was born on 4 September 1736 at Windham, Windham Co., CT.2 He was the son of Elisha Lillie and Sarah F. Knight.1,2 David Lillie married Azubah Bissell on 6 November 1766 at Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT.2 David Lillie died in 1820.2

Child of David Lillie and Azubah Bissell

Citations

  1. [S449] Glenda Anderson, "Elisha Lillie," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.
  2. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

Elisha Lillie1

b. 10 April 1699, d. 5 July 1765
     Elisha Lillie was born on 10 April 1699 at Lynn, Essex Co., MA.1 He married Sarah F. Knight, daughter of David Knight and Sarah Backus, on 25 May 1721 at Windham, Windham Co., CT.2 Elisha Lillie died on 5 July 1765 at Windham, Windham Co., CT, at age 66.1

Child of Elisha Lillie and Sarah F. Knight

Citations

  1. [S449] Glenda Anderson, "Elisha Lillie," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.
  2. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

Samantha Johnson1

b. circa 1782
     Samantha Johnson was born circa 1782.1 She was the daughter of William Johnson and Abigail Holt.1 Samantha Johnson married George Lillie, son of David Lillie and Azubah Bissell, on 16 April 1815 at Trumbull Twp., Ashtabula Co., OH.1

Child of Samantha Johnson and George Lillie

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

Azubah Bissell1

b. circa 1738
     Azubah Bissell was born circa 1738.1 She married David Lillie, son of Elisha Lillie and Sarah F. Knight, on 6 November 1766 at Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT.1

Child of Azubah Bissell and David Lillie

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

William Johnson1

b. circa 1752
     William Johnson was born circa 1752.1 He married Abigail Holt circa 1772.1

Child of William Johnson and Abigail Holt

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

Abigail Holt1

b. circa 1754
     Abigail Holt was born circa 1754.1 She married William Johnson circa 1772.1

Child of Abigail Holt and William Johnson

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

Capt. Joseph Higgins1

b. 1 October 1690, d. 21 December 1783
     Capt. Joseph Higgins was born on 1 October 1690 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.2 He was the son of Joseph Higgins and Ruth (?)1,3 Capt. Joseph Higgins married Mercy Remick, daughter of Abraham Remick and Elizabeth Freeman, on 18 February 1718/19 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.4,5 Capt. Joseph Higgins died on 21 December 1783 at Lyme, New London Co., CT, at age 93.4

Child of Capt. Joseph Higgins and Mercy Remick

Citations

  1. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, page 24.
  2. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, page 78.
  3. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, :24.
  4. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, page 79.
  5. [S469] Elizebeth B. Plimpton, Lyme VR, Page 5.

Mercy Remick1

b. 29 July 1698, d. 22 November 1768
     Mercy Remick was born on 29 July 1698 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.2 She was the daughter of Abraham Remick and Elizabeth Freeman.2 Mercy Remick married Capt. Joseph Higgins, son of Joseph Higgins and Ruth (?), on 18 February 1718/19 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.3,4 Mercy Remick died on 22 November 1768 at Lyme, New London Co., CT, at age 70.2

Child of Mercy Remick and Capt. Joseph Higgins

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.
  2. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, :79.
  3. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, page 79.
  4. [S469] Elizebeth B. Plimpton, Lyme VR, Page 5.

Sarah F. Knight1

b. circa 1702
     Sarah F. Knight was born circa 1702.1 She was the daughter of David Knight and Sarah Backus.1 Sarah F. Knight married Elisha Lillie on 25 May 1721 at Windham, Windham Co., CT.1

Child of Sarah F. Knight and Elisha Lillie

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

Joseph Higgins1

b. 14 February 1666/67, d. before 21 May 1729
     Joseph Higgins was born on 14 February 1666/67 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.1 He was the son of Jonathan Higgins and Elizabeth Rogers.2,3 Joseph Higgins married Ruth (?) circa 1689.1 Joseph Higgins died before 21 May 1729 at Chatham, Barnstable Co., MA.1

Child of Joseph Higgins and Ruth (?)

Citations

  1. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, page 23.
  2. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, :12.
  3. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, page 11.
  4. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, page 24.

Ruth (?)1

d. after 10 July 1739
     Ruth (?) married Joseph Higgins, son of Jonathan Higgins and Elizabeth Rogers, circa 1689.2 Ruth (?) died after 10 July 1739.3

Child of Ruth (?) and Joseph Higgins

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.
  2. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, page 23.
  3. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, :23.
  4. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, :24.

Abraham Remick1

b. 1667
     Abraham Remick was born in 1667.1 He was the son of Christian Remick and Hannah (?)1 Abraham Remick married Elizabeth Freeman, daughter of Samuel Freeman and Mercy Southworth, circa 1693 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.1

Child of Abraham Remick and Elizabeth Freeman

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.
  2. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, :79.

Elizabeth Freeman1

b. 26 June 1671
     Elizabeth Freeman was born on 26 June 1671 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Freeman and Mercy Southworth.1 Elizabeth Freeman married Abraham Remick, son of Christian Remick and Hannah (?), circa 1693 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., MA.1

Child of Elizabeth Freeman and Abraham Remick

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.
  2. [S452] Alice Westgate, MF 19, :79.

David Knight1

     David Knight married Sarah Backus.1

Child of David Knight and Sarah Backus

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

Sarah Backus1

     Sarah Backus married David Knight.1

Child of Sarah Backus and David Knight

Citations

  1. [S450] Glenda Anderson, "Nan Alsup Norton," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 Sep 2003.

Lucy Dolbeare1

b. circa 1786, d. 26 October 1863
     Lucy Dolbeare was born circa 1786.1 She was the daughter of George B. Dolbeare.1 Lucy Dolbeare married Lorenzo Dow, son of Humphrey Bean Dow and Tabitha Parker.1 Lucy Dolbeare died on 26 October 1863.1

Citations

  1. [S451] Robert Piercy Dow, Dow, Page 505.

George B. Dolbeare1

Child of George B. Dolbeare

Citations

  1. [S451] Robert Piercy Dow, Dow, Page 505.

Humphrey Bean Dow1

b. 3 July 1742
     Humphrey Bean Dow was born on 3 July 1742 at Coventry, Tolland Co., CT.1 He was the son of Ephraim Dow and Elizabeth Clark.2 Humphrey Bean Dow married Tabitha Parker on 8 October 1767.1 Humphrey Bean Dow was buried at Nathan Hale Cemetery, Coventry, Tolland Co., CT.1

Humphrey Bean Dow either inherited or bought a small farm in Coventry, but depended on his trade of shoe making, tanning and currying his own leather. A shoemaker is apt to be a philosopher and Humphrey surely was. From all accounts he was an amiable, high-minded man, occupying through his attainments a higher position in Coventry than depended on the mere possession of money. He saw considerable service in the French and Indian war, a private in several hard battles. Upon discharge he returned home to Coventry. His son Lorenzo in his journal, Sept 25, 1815, notes: "I find that my father is entitled to some crown land, -- but probably he will be cheated out of it." The fact is that Humphrey could have applied to the Provincial government for and received a land allotment, probably 640 acres, but he never did so, and when fifty years later, the matter was brought to his attention, the United States government had been set up and it would have required a special act of Congress to reward a veteran for British service.


Tabitha was a member of an original Coventry family, whose members are still prominent in the community, a good wife and mother, who lived to see all her six children grow up and marry. Lorenzo makes note of hearing of her death while he was in Ireland, Dec, 1804. Her gravestone, a marble slab, is beside that of her husband in the Nathan Hale cemetery of Coventry, a little difference in wording probably due to the fact that the inscriptions were many years apart:


"The ashes of Tabitha Parker, wife of Humphrey B Dow, are buried here"


The dust of Humphrey B Dow is buried here."


Humphrey appears in the 1790 census, 2a, 2b, 5c, indicating some youth in his household, perhaps an overlooked son, more likely an apprentice, possibly a pupil. The cobbler had an intellect of high order, acquiring unaided an unusual education for the time, especially fond of Latin, which he was qualified to teach through college grades. His surplus income went wholly for books, his library finally being divided among his children. They all received an excellent education; all four daughters taught school before they married. Lorenzo, the best known son, received the least education, but was a diligent reader in his boyhood. His old age may not have been lonely, for, altho his sons were far away, two daughters had homes in Coventry. Peggy Dow, Lorenzo's wife, devoted much time to him while Lorenzo was away on trips for many months at a time and was greatly endeared to him by her gentle care. Happy incidents are mentioned in the journals of both Peggy and Lorenzo. 3

Child of Humphrey Bean Dow and Tabitha Parker

Citations

  1. [S451] Robert Piercy Dow, Dow, Page 500.
  2. [S451] Robert Piercy Dow, Dow, Page 478.
  3. [S451] Robert Piercy Dow, Dow.