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+160. Israel, b. Feb.

161. Lois, b. May 162. Mehitable, b. Dec.

12, 1727.
18, 1729; m. John Wilson, 1749.
23, 1731.

64.

IV. Ephraim Towne, son of John and Mary (Smith) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, in 1688 ; resided for a time at Framingham ; was a proprietor of the town of Oxford, and one of thirty who first made a permanent settlement at that place.

Children : 163. Paul, lb. March 14, 1722. +164. Silas, S +165. Edmund, b. Aug. 19, 1724.

166. Thomas, b. April 1, 1727.

65.

IV. Jonathan Towne, son of John and Mary (Smith) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, March 11, 1691, and in 1714 resided at Oxford, where he was deacon of the church, and where he d. in 1771.

Children :
+167. Jacob, b. Oct. 20, 1720.

168. Tamar, b. Feb. 10, 1722.
169. Simon, b. March 26, 1724.
170. Jonathan, b. April 26, 1727.
171. John, b. Dec. 15, 1728.
172. Mary, b. June 4, 1731 ; m.

Curtis.
+173. Josiah, b. Aug. 10, 1734.
174. Huldah, b. Nov. 2, 1737; m. Israel Phillips.

66. IV. David Towne, son of John and Mary (Smith) Towne, was b. at Topsfield in 1693, and, for his third wife, m. Priscilla Hovey, who d. at Oxford in 1741. He d. at Belchertown, Sept. 20, 1781, aged 87 years.

Children : 175. Francis, b. March 7, 1719; d. Dec. 21, 1729. 176. Hannah, b. Sept. 1, 1720. 177. Deliverance, b. July, 1726. 178. Susannah, b. Aug. 30, 1736. 179. Priscilla, b. March 7, 1740.

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IV. SAMUEL TOWNE, son of John and Mary (Smith) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, Jan. 25, 1695, and April 16, 1722, m. Sarah Lainb, of Oxford. They had one son: +180. James, b. Oct. 11, 1722.

69. IV. John Towne, son of John and Mary (Smith) Towne, was b. at Framingham, March 31, 1702, and March 6, 1728, m. Lydia Hunkins. Children, b. at Oxford, were : +181. Thomas, b. May 26, 1729.

+182. Abner, b. March 21, 1731. +183. Isaac, b. Aug. 17, 1733. 184. Phebe, b. June 16, 1737. 185. Lydia, b. May 8, 1740. 186. Rachel, b. Nov. 9. 1742.

187. Ilannah, b. Sept. 24, 1744 ; m. Collins Moore. +188. Simon, b. Feb. 25, 1748.

189. Lydia, b. Sept. 28, 1752; m. William Collins.

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IV. Joax Towe, son of Jacob and Phebe (Smith) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, Feb. 2, 1686, and May 11, 1715, m. Abigail, widow of John Towne, the son of Joseph, her maiden name having been Stanley. Greenwich was called Quabbin previous to its incorporation in 1754, and he settled at the latter place in 1748. His wife was killed by falling down stairs, Sept. 1, 1743.

Chiliren : +190. Samuel, b.

1717. +191. Jonathan, b. May 25, 1719. 192. Abigail, b. Sept. 29, 1721.

193. Catharine, b. Dec. 14, 1725. +194. John, b. Dec. 5, 1729.

74. IV. Jacos Towne, son of Jacob and Phebe (Smith) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, in 1693, and m. Susannah

Children : 195. Ruth, b. Sept. 6, 1719. +196. Joshua, b. Sept. 3, 1721. 197. Jacob, b. June 30, 1724.

75. IV. Gideon Towns, son of Jacob and Phebe (Smith) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, Feb. 4, 1696, and m. Ilannah. - , who d. at Topsfield, March 25, 1738. He removed to Quabbin, now Greenwich, where he purchased land of Andrew Powers, in 1748. He lived to be aged.

Children : +198. Abner, b. Feb. 5, 1722. +-199. Gideon, 1. Feb. 21, 1724. 200. Hannah, b. Aug. 5, 1727. 201. Phebe, b. Aug. 22, 1729. 202. Abishai, b. March 1, 1732.

78. IV. Jabez TOWNE, son of Jacob and Phebe (Smith) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, June 15, 1701, and March 30, 1730, m. Tryphenia Dwinnell, who d. April 16, 1785. He d. at Londonderry, N. H., April 1, 1783, aged 79 years.

Children : +203. Jabez, b. March 4, 1732. 204. Mary, b. Oct. 30, 1734; m. Joshua Foster, of Boxford. 205. Rebecca, b. June 9, 1737 ; m. Samuel Smith, of Topsfield. +206. Jacob, b. Sept. 25, 1738. +207. Elijah, b. Sept. 11, 1740. 208. Abigail, b. Dec. 7, 1743; m. Asa Smith, of Vershire, Vt. 209. Ruth, b. Oct. 22, 1716; m. Jacob llale. 210. Susannah, b. Nov. 19, 1749; m. David Porter.

79. IV. Elisha Towne, son of Jacob and Phebe (Smith) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, Oct. 25, 1706; m. Sarah Rhodes, Feb. 16, 1738, and removed to Boxford.

Children : 211. Sarah, b. Jan. 7, 1739 ; m. Elijah Dwinnell. +212. John, b. Sept. 22, 1740.

213. Mehitable, b. Sept. 23, 1712 ; m. Jacob Dwinnell. +214. Absalom, b. Sept. 24, 1744. 215. Bathsheba, b. Oct. 18, 1747 ; d. July 25, 1830.

81. IV. Joseph Towne, son of Joseph and Margaret (Case) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, Dec. 26, 1701, and m. Jemima Bixby. They resided at Topsfield in 1732, where their two first children were born. April 6, 1733, he purchased two hundred and thirty acres of land of John Hallowell, in the parish of Thompson, town of Killingly and State of Conn., for £400, New England currency, and in 1743 made an additional purchase. His wife was dismissed from the church in Topsfield and recommended to the second church in Kilo lingly, Oct. 22, 1738. IIe d. in March, 1786, aged 84 years, and his widow in 1790.

Children : +216. Archelaus, b. Feb. 26, 1730.

217. Jemima, b. Feb. 6, 1732. +218. Joseph, b. Oct. 8, 1735.

219. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 27, 1738. 220. Margaret, b. May 17, 1739.

83. IV. Israel Towne, son of Joseph and Margaret (Case) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, March 24, 1705, and May 23, 1729, m. Grace Gardner, of Middleton. He was one of the early settlers of Narragansett No. 3, afterwards named Souhegan West, and in 1760 incorporated by New Hampshire, and called Amherst. Tradition says his was the fourth family. The first settlement was made in 1734, and Sept. 22, 1741, at the organization of the church, the plantation contained fourteen families, and amongst the number was that of Capt. Israel Towne. The origin of the Narragansett townships was as follows:-Between 1728 and 1733, the General Court of Massachusetts granted seven townships of land, each of the contents of six miles square, to those and the descendants of those who were in the war of 1675, for the subjugation of Philip the celebrated Narragansett Sachem, the townships to be selected from the unappropriated lands of the Province, each township being the property of 120 claimants. After a great number of meetings and adjournments of the grantees, the townships were located thus :-Narragansett No. 1, where Buxton in Maine

Moses,

is now situated; Narragansett No. 2, at Westminster, Mass. ; No. 3, at Amherst, N. H.; No. 4, at Goffstown, N. H.; No. 5, at Bedford, N. H.; No. 6, at Templeton, Mass. ; and No. 7, at Gorham, Me., this territory then being under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts. Israel Towne d. at Amherst, N. H., in 1791, aged 86 years, and Grace, his widow, in 1803, aged 96.

! Children: +221. Thomas, b.

1732. +222. Archelaus, b.

1734. +223. Israel, b. Nov. 16, 1736. +224.

1738. +225. Gardner, b. June 6, 1741. 226. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 30, 1745 ; d. July 16, 1794, a. 49 yrs. 227. Susannah, b. May 28, 1748; m. Timothy Nichols, Oct. 2, 228. Mary, b. April 20, 1751.

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84. IV. Elisha Towne, son of Joseph and Margaret (Case) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, Sept. 5, 1708 ; m. Mercy Foster, of Boxford, June 11, 1738, removed from Topsfield to Monson, now Milford, N. H., where, Dec. 22, 1748, he and his brother Israel, for £1000, purchased the Taylor farm, consisting of 300 acres, of Widow Abigail Taylor, of Boston.

Children : 229. Joseph,

.1739; d. in infancy. +230. Bartholomew, b. April 8, 1741. +231. Thomas,

b. Feb. 8, 1743. 232. Mercy, b. Feb. 15, 1745. 233. Sarah,

b. Nov. 20, 1747.

87. IV. David Towne, son of Joseph and Margaret (Case) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, Feb. 13, 1715, and Aug. 21, 1741, m. Mary Moore. He lived upon "the old place,” and d. at Topsfield, Aug. 20, 1778, aged 63 years. Amount of his estate, £1594. His widow d. Nov. 25, 1801, aged 83 years.

Children: 234. Abigail, b.

1742; d. Feb. 8, 1799, a. 57 years. +235. David, b. March 17, 1744. 236. Archelaus, b. Aug. 25, 1746 ; d. in infancy. 237. Joseph, b.

d. unm. 238. Archelaus, b. Jan. 3, 1752 ; d. Oct. 5, 1804. 239. Eunice, b. May 12, 1754 ; d. Aug. 20, 1804, a. 50 years. 240. Thomas, b. Sept. 26, 1762 ; d. unm.

93. IV. Jonathan Towne, youngest son and fourteenth child of Joseph and Margaret (Case) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, Sept. 6, 1728 ; m. Mary Dean, of Salem, Oct. 31, 1751, and removed to Monson, now Milford, N. H., where he remained till the opening scenes of the American Revolution, when he joined the Continental army, and d. at Crown Point, Essex Co., N. Y., in July, 1776. His widow d. in 1784. VOL. XXI.

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Children : +241. Jonathan, b. April 28, 1754. 242. Mary, b. Sept. 23, 1756 ; d. unm. at Andover, Vt.

March 6, 1847, a. 90 years. 243. Betsey, b.

1758. +244. Aaron, b. March 14, 1761.

[blehead. 245. Jane, b.

1763 ; m. Jona. Thompson, Mar246. Phebe, b. Nov. 13, 1765 ; m. Timo. Ordway, Lyndeboro',

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94.

IV. John Towns, son of John and Elizabeth (Rae) Towne, was b. at Topsfield, Feb. 23, 1709, and m. Mercy Towne. He was admitted to the church in Sutton, May 3, 1741, and d. about the close of 1.754, aged 45 years. His will is dated Sept. 6, 1754, and proved Feb. 5, 1755.

Children : +247. Ichabod, b. Nov. 26, 1729.

248. Mercy, b. Sept. 10, 1731 ; m. Sam’l Clark, Nov. 30, 1750. +249. William, b. Feb. 10, 1733. 250. Elijah, b. May 17, 1734. 251. Deborah, b.

1735; m. Nathaniel Putnam, Norem. 23, 1757. 252. Elizabeth, b. May 13, 1740; m. Henry Nichols, September

22, 1757. 253. Mary, b. April 1, 1742; m. Aaron Grant. 254. John, b. March 5, 1744 ; d. unm. 255. Sarah, b. May 21, 1750. 256. Lois, b. Sept. 30, 1752; m. Richard Dodge, Jr., July

19, 1770. +257. Asa, b.

; m. Eunice Towne.

96. IV. BARTHOLOMEW Towne, son of John and Abigail (Stanley) Towne, was b. April 4, 1713, and June 27, 1740, m. Hannah Fitz. They were admitted to the church in Sutton, July 26, 1741, and he d. at the same place in 1783, aged 70 years.

Children: 258. Hannah, b. April 20, 1741; m. Daniel Stone. . +259. Bartholomew, b. Dec. 10, 1742. 260. Abigail, b. Aug. 3, 1744 ; m. 1st, Nathan Stone; 2d,

E. Sibley. +261. Reuben, b. July 29, 1746.

262. Sarah, b. April 20, 1751. 263. Robert, b. May 11, 1754. 264. David, b. Aug. 7, 1756 ; m. Elizabeth Southworth,

March 23, 1780. 265. Mehitable, b. Sept. 12, 1762. 266. Stephen, b. Sept. 15, 1765.

(To be continued.)

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