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(25) Abigail, married John Howland, of Middleborough, Oct. 28, 1736 ; she died in 1786, and he died in 1790. (26) Judith, born July 4, 1709, married Lieut. Thomas Nelson, of Middleborough, Dec. 2, 1736 ; she died Jan. 22, 1792, and he died March 7, 1768. (27) Elkanah, married lIannah Eddy, of Taunton, March 2, 1742.

Isaac the parent belonged to the society called Friends or Quakers. He was born in Duxbury, and in that part set off in 1711 to Pembroke, and in 1820 to Ilanson. Disposed of his property there, in or about 1710, and removed to and settled in that part of Middleborough now Lakeville, near the rail road crossings at Myrickville, in East Taunton, and there became possessed of a large estate. Ilis will bore date of June 8, 1756, and provided for the freedom of his negro slave Jack." To wife Abigail one third of homestead, one third of his household goods, one riding horse, one side-saddle, two good cows, six silver spoons, and fifteen dollars in money. The remainder to be divided between his four sons and two daughters.

He was a most thoroughly uncompromising man, and suffered great disquietude because his children, with the single exception of his youngest son Elkavah, abandoned the Quaker faith of their father, and allied themselves with the Calvinist Baptists. He therefore by deed, before making his will, took the precaution to convey the lion's share of his property to the youngest son who had been willing and obedient,even in matters of religious faith and practice, and, as the father thought, was entitled to “ eat the good of the land.

Thomas Peirce (12) and wife Naoma Boothe had –
(28) Thomas, married Rebecca Jones, of Yarmouth, in 1744.

(29) Shadrach, born July 8, 1717, married Abigail Hoskins, of Taunton, Aug. 16, 1737. (30) Naoma, born Oct. 1, 1719, married Josiah Jonos, of -- April 22, 1747. (31) Jonathan, born March 23, 1723. (32) Richard, born April 15, 1725, married Mary Simmons, of Freetown, Dec. 12, 1745. (33) IIelkiah, born Oct. 19, 1727, married Mrs. Hannah Briggs, of Taunton, April 28, 1748.

John Iley ford and wife Lydia Peirce (14) had

(31) Jacob, born Oct. 24, 1715. (35) Samuel, born Sept. 17, 1719, married Hannah Reynolds, and John the parent must have died soon after.

Joseph Trouant and wife Mercy Peirce (15) had (36) Thomas, born 1710, died August, 1744.

Samuel Hoar, of Middleborough, and wife Rebecca Peirce (17), had

(37) Samuel, born Aug. 12, 1716. (38) Robert, born May 23, 1719, married, first, Sarah Hoskins, of Taunton, January 31, 1745 ; second, Judith Tinkham, Oct. 4, 1753 ; third, Rachel Hoskins, Nov. 26, 1761. (39) William, born Dec. 30, 1721. (40) Jacob, born July 7, 1721.

David Peirce (18), of Gloucester, and wife Susannah Stevens, had

(41) David, born Oct. 26, 1736, married, first, Barthiah Ingersoll, March 15, 1759 ; second, Mary Ingersoll ; and third, Elizabeth Baldwin, of Brookfield, and he died in March, 1818. (42) Joseph, born 1747, died in 1837, aged 90 years. (43) William, born Dec, 2, 1751, died Feb. 3, 1845.

Concerning Jonathan Peirce (No. 19), and Joseph Peirce (No. 20), I fail to learn anything further pertaining to them.

Ebenezer Peirce (22), born in 1704, was about 6 years of age when his father removed to Middleborough, and used to say that one circumstance of the journey ever remained fresh in bis memory, viz., stopping to rest the cattle and eat dinner at a brook that crossed the road at the foot of a high hill. That hill is the Thompson hill in Lakeville, and the brook “ Baiting Brook," as called in old records, a little north of Precinct Village of Taunton and Lakeville.

Mr. Alden Hathaway, who died in Freetown, Sept. 11, 1861, in the 92d year of his age, was a grandson of Ebenezer Peirce (No. 22), and had attained to manhood before the decease of the grandparent. Mr. Hathaway told the writer of this sketch that he stood by the grave and heard the will of the deceased read, a custom then quite common at a burial; and he also imparted to me the fact that his grandfather remembered the removal of the family from Duxbury to Middleborough.

The land granted to Isaac Peirce, Senr. (for his services in the Narraganset war), having been in Middleborough, was probably the principal reason for removing there from Duxbury; and the fact that his family had become Friends or Quakers, is traditionally related by his descendants as a reason for change of location.

THE POSTERITY OF WILLIAM DAVIS, OF FREETOWN.

[Communicated by Gen. EBENEZER W. PEIRCE.]

Concluded from page 307, vol. xx. 283. WILLIAM J. Davis and wife Sarah A. Spooner had : (431) Sarah A., b. March 9, 1827 ; died. (432) Sarah Z., b. June 11, 1828 ; m. James Dearden, of Taunton, Dec., 1848. (433) Celinda B., b, Dec. 11, 1831 ; m. Thomas A. Marble, of Somerset. (434) William J., b. Oct. 22, 1829; m. Emily Chase, of Providence. (435) George H.,6 b. Feb. 3, 1835; m. lst, Mary A. Davis, of Somerset; 2d, Mary C. Bragg, of Freetown. (436) Elouisa I., b. Oct. 30, 1839 ; m. Samuel J. Staples, of Taunton, July 1, 1860.

Sarah the mother was born Oct. 20, 1800.

284. David' Davis and wife Lavina Kean had: (437) Lavina A.,6 b. Jan. 16, 1822 ; m. Allen S. Simmons, of Dighton. (438) David P.,' b. March 15, 1820; m. Patience D. Borden, of Somerset, July, 1843. (439) Eliza E., b. April 27, 1824; m. George W. Davis, of Somerset. (440) George W., b. May 23, 1826; m. Nancy (441) Francis B., 9 b. July 13, 1828 ; m. Ruth A. Marble, of Somerset. '(442) Abby I.,9 b. Oct. 14, 1830 ; d. Nov. 11, 1851. (443) Mason B., b. Nov. 20, 1832 ; d. June 14, 1850. (444) Mary A.,6 b. Jan. 6, 1835. (445) Albert B. C., b. July 18, 1836; d. Feb. 4, 1853. (146) Mary A.,b. Feb. 29, 1840 ; m. George H. Davis, of Somerset. 1447-8) A pair of twins, born Nov. 17, 1838 ; one died Nov. 21, 1838, the other died Jan. 17, 1839.

285. Thomas B. MARBLE and wife Mary. Davis had : (449) Thomas A., m. Celinda B. Davis, of Somerset. (450) Alexander 6.6 (451) Daniel W., m. Mary I. Marble, of Somerset. (452) Mary E. A.,6 m. Wm. M. Bartlett, of Plymouth. (453) William P.,6 m. Susan I. Sayles, of Somerset, 1865. Vol. XXI.

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286. LEONARD B.S Davis and wife Eliza B. Pettis had : (454) Leonard Ch, b. Sept., 1826 ; m. Elizabeth A. Marble, of Somerset, 1850. (455) Lysander W.,b. April 28, 1830 ; m. Tryphena A. Marble, of Somerset. (456) Martha P.,6 b. May 27, 1833 ; m. Alexander Doull, of Somerset, July 24, 1853. (457) Frederick A.,“ b. Sept., 1835 ; m. Ist, Caroline Hinkley, of F. River, May, 1857 ; 2d, lannah B. Cory, of Portsmouth, R. I. (458) Eliza P., b. March, 1839; d. July 23, 1842. (459) Robert T., b. Sept. 2, 1841 ; m. Julia A. Bliffins, of Somerset, 1864. (460) Eliza B., b. July 12, 1815 ; d. Feb. 14, 1846. (461) Mary B., b. Aug. 25, 1847 ; d. June 11, 1848.

291. JOHN ANTHONY and wife Maria B. Davis had : (462) John N.,* d. young. (463) John N.,6 m. Susan Gladding, of Bristol. (461) Edward M.,6 m. Mary Kimball, of F. River. (465) David M.,6 m. Ann Horton, of Fall River. (466) Charles, m. Julia Gladding. (467) George B. (468) Enoch B..

292. DAVID' Davis and wife Falley Waldron had: (469) Sarah A.,' m. Charles E. Lincoln, of Somerset, 1852. (470) Charles H., m. Rebecca Smith, of Somerset. (471) David P., wife Mary. (472) Silas D.6 (473) Benjamin T.6 (474) Eliza 1.8

By 2d wife Mary Pratt had : (475) Daniel W.

293. Obadiah Mason and wife Phebe A. Davis had : (476) Phebe A.(477) Maria E.

294. GARDNER ALBRO and wife Elizabeth' Davis had : (478) Gardner D.,6 m. Sarah Gladding, of Bristol, R. I.

295. EDMUNDS Davis and wife Elizabeth N. Davis had : (479) Edmund A.,6 b. Dec. 10, 1839. (480) George L.,* b. Oct. 4, 1844.

296. CHARLES G. Davis and wife Sarah Simmons had : (481) Charles A., b. Oct. 17, 1842.

302. JAMES' Davis and wife Pattie Cummings had : (482) Lloyd, b. 18-, (483) William S., b. 1812 ; m. Elizabeth M. Given ; d. Dec. 20, 1852. (484) Harriet,6 + m. George W. Marble (485) Caroline.6 (486) Sylvester, 6 + m. Lois Gibbs, of Somerset, 1848. (487) Ann S.,8 + m. Joseph Simmons, of Somerset. (488) Rhoda. (489) George W.,+ b. May 21, 1825; m. Eliza E. Davis. (490) Lydia B., + b. May 27, 1829 ; m. Henry E. Marble. (491) Jonathan, b. 18— (192) James L., b. Feb. 9, 1830.

310, Nathan Davis and wife Louisa Davis had : (493) Nathan R., b. Aug. 18, 1828 ; m, 1st, Charity H. Winslow, of Freetown ; 2d, Mary Pratt, of Freetown. (494) James W., b. Sept. 26, 1831, never married. (495) Alfred B., b. July 28, 1834. (496) Louisa J., b. Sept 20, 1836 ; m. Benjamin T. Peck, of Swansea. (497) John B.,' b. Oct. 23, 1838.

316. Nataan Davis and wife Clarissa Bowen had : (498) Sarah A.,' b. Dec. 7, 1826 ; m. Wm. P. Hood, of Somerset, 1844. (499) Nahan S., b. Oct. 14, 1828 ; m. 1st, Keziah M. Marvel, of Swansea, March 8, 1849 ; 2d, Nancy B. Eddy, of Somerset, Feb. 15, 1851. (500) William B.,* b. Jan. 22, 1830 ; d. Aug. 7, 1831. (501) Elijah G.,. b. March 1, 1832 ; m. Ada A. Wright, of Lowell, May 10, 1855. (502) Mary E.,“ b. Sept. 7, 1833 ; m. Thomas S. Hart, of Dighton, Sept. 5, 1852. (503) Amos N., b. June 14, 1835 ; m. Helen Harvey, of Alandale, R. I., Dec. 31, 1856. (504) Joseph F., b. June 30, 1837 ; d. Oct. 6, 1838. (505) Joseph F., b. March 8, 1839 ; m. Anna S. Manchester, March 8, 1859. (506) Ellen M., b. Feb. 3, 1841 ; d. May 16, 1841. (507) William H. H., b. May 21, 1842; d. Aug. 5, 1843. (508) Jinathan B.,6 b. Nov. 6, 1843; d. Sept. 25, 1845. (509) Clarissa E.,. b. Dec. 18, 1845 ; not married. (510) Cornelius A., b. Dec. 5, 1847 ; not married. (511) Keziah M.,9 b. Sept. 3, 1849 ; not married.

Nathan the parent was admitted to membership in the Baptist Church at Somerset, August 29, 1829, and the next year was one of a committee to request the ordination of Elisha Slade, Jr.; chosen Deacon Aug. 28, 1831, which office he still continues to hold.

Clarissa the mother was a daughter of John Bowen, of Tiverton, R. I., by wife Mary Tallman, and born Aug. 24, 1810, granddaughter of John Buwen, of Tiverton. She was united in marriage with Nathan Davis Jan. 1st, 1826, and a notice of the event appeared Jan. 2d, 1826, in the first No. of the 1st Volume of the 1st Newspaper published in Fall River, a weekly called the Monitor. Nathan S., the son, born Oct. 14, 1828, is Postmaster at Somerset, and Master of Pioneer Lodge of the ancient order of Free and Accepted Masons.

321. Simeon Grant and wife Harriet' Davis had : (a) William F., b. Dec. 10, 1843. (b) Simeon B.,' b. June 22, 1846 ; d. April 28, 1847. (c) Harriet A., b. Feb. 22, 1848. (d) George A.,. b. Oct. 3, 1849. (e) Ella L., b. May 21, 1853 ; d. Sept. 3, 1856.

321. Perry S. Chase and wife Sybil P.' Davis had : (f) Charles F.,6 b. Jan. 16, 1847. (g) Genglana F.,. b. Oct. 15, 1848. (h) Mary B., b. Jan. 26, 1852. (i) Abby B., b. Nov. 27, 1854.

Perry the parent was born Dec, 23, 1813.

375. Enoch Davis and wife Abby Lee had : (512) Abby M.,' b. Dec., 1837 ; d. Feb. 6, 1841. (513) Enoch R.," b. Feb. 3, 1839. (514) Abby M.,'b. Oct., 1841. (515) Elizabeth, b. Sept., 1843. (516) Sarah E.,' b. March 12, 1846. (517) Mary F.,' b. Feb. 3, 1848. (518) Richard W.,' b. Dec. 6, 1852.

Enoche the parent resides in Middleborough,

378. ELAY N.DAVIS and wife Hannah Rounsevill had: (519) Reuel W.,' m. Ann 0: Knap, of Freetown. (520) Amelia.' (521) Delia.? (522) Hypsabah.

Hannah the mother was a daughter of Joseph Rounsevill and wife Delia Lawrence, and born in Freetown, Aug. 4, 1817, granddaughter of Philip Rounsevill and wife Mercy Cole, great-granddaughter of Philip Rounsevill the immigrant, and great-great-granddaughter of William Rounsevill of Honeton, in Devonshire, Eng.

484. George W. MARBLE and wife Harriet Davis had : (523) Caroline. (524) Mary J., m. Ezra N. Davis. (525) Abby A." (526) Martha J., m. Levi Patriquin. (527) Rhoda." (528) Elizabeth,' m. Bradford E. Marble. (529) Hurriet M.,' m. Joseph I. Brown. (530) George W.?

486, SYLVESTER® Davis and wife Lois Gibbs had : (531) Lois A.' (532) George E.' (533) William S.” (534) Lloyd E. (535) Daniel B.? "(536) Walter B. (537) Frank E.'. * 487. Joseph SIMsons and Ann S. Davis had : (538) Abby.(539) James.". (540) Harriet A.' (541) George F. (542) David S.'

489. GEORGE W.6 Davis and wife Eliza E. Davis had : (543) Abby E.,' b. Jan. 9, 1851. (544) David S.?

490. HENRY E. Marble and wife Lydia B.6 Davis had : (545) Lydia A.,^ b. March 24, 1849. (546) Elizabeth F.,' b. July 7, 1858.

493. Nathan R. Davis and wife Charity H. Winslow had : (547) William A.,' b. Aug. 23, 1855. (548) Nathan W.,'b. March 19, 1857.

No children were born of Mary W. Pratt, the 2d wife. Charity, the 1st wife, was a daughter of Kanelm Winslow, of Freetown, by wife Sally Hoard, and born Nov. 10, 1826, granddaughter of James Wins. low by wife Sarah Barnaby, great-granddaughter of Lieut. Col. James Winslow and wife Charity Hodges, great-great-granddaughter of Capt. Josiah Winslow and wife Margaret Tisdale, great-great-great-granddaughter of Kanelm Winslow, Jr., and great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Kanelm Winslow, Senr., the immigrant.

496. BENJAMIN T. PECK and wife Louisa J. Davis had : (549) Louisa.

498. William Perry Hood, Esq., and wife Sarah A.6 Davis had : (550) Mary E.,'b. July 20, 1844. (551) William P.,'b. Jan. 15, 1846. (552) Clarence T.,' b. May 25, 1848, died June 20, 1848. (553) Sarah F.,' b. July 26, 1849, died Feb. 17, 1851. (554) Sarah F.,' b. May 3, 1851. (555) Anne A.,' b. March 8, 1853. (556) Alfred H., b. April 19, 1855. (557) Lydia F.,' b. May 24, 1856. (558) Helen R.,? b. Aug. 21, 1860.

William the parent holds the commission of a Trial Justice for Bristol County, and has been a member of the House of Representatives in the Massachusetts Legislature.

499. NATHAN S. Davis had no children of either wife. To his industry and enterprise it was mainly attributable that an interest was awakened sufficient to warrant the effort to publish this genealogical record of the Davis family.

501. ELIJAH G. Davis and wife Ada A. Wright had : (559) Ada Alice,' b. March 3, 1856. (560) Katie G.,? b. Nov. 14, 1862. (561) Peter F.,' b. Nov. 19, 1863. (562) Clara A.,' b. July 25, 1865.

502. Thomas S. Hart and wife Mary E. Davis had no children that I can learn. He deceased in 1866.

503. Amos N.“ Davis and wife Helen Harvey had : (563) Helen A.,' b. Nov. 8, 1857. (564) Florence I.,' b. Dec. 9, 1859. (565) Elmer A.,' b. Nov. 7, 1862.

Palmer.—By Capt. Evers we have a confirmation of the death of that worthy Person and great friend to this country, Mr. Eliakim Palmer, eldest son of the Hon. Judge Palmer of this town.-Indept. Advert'r, 31 July, 1749.

He was our co-agent in receiving our reimbursements for the exped" age Cape Breton-firmly attached to the dissenting interest, and entirely qualified to serve it, he became distinguished in proportion as that grew respectable--rendered him a mighty suitable agent for a wise New Eng. colony, and entirely justified the choice of Connecticut, &c.Ibid., 7 Augi.

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