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1 Captain John Thomson was a signer of the memorial addressed to Governor Shute in 1717 and was a proprietor in Palmer in 1725.He was confirmed as a proprietor by the General Court in 1732. Captain John was the principal element in forwarding business and held a position in many important places of trust. The children of Captain John located on farms joining each other.

In 1752 he was elected to the first board of selectmen for Palmer and was re-elected eight times between 1752 and 1762. He served as Captain in the militia in the French and Indian War of 1754-1763. His gravestone reads "In memory of Capt. John Thomson, who died Jan ye 19th, 1785, in ye 86th year of hisage." 
Thompson, Capt John (I971)
2 Stanton is a Saxon name, meaning "Stonetown".
Capt. Stanton departed London in 1635 at the age of 20, sailing in the merchant ship "Bonaventura", and settling originally in Virginia. But by 1636, his name appears as a magistrate in Boston, MA. Later that year, he was employed by Governor Winthrop as an Indian interpreter in Fort Saybrook, Connecticut. When the Pequot War broke out, he continued to serve with the militia. He was singled out for his bravery at the Battle of Fairfield Swamp. He continued, after the war, to serve as private interpreter to Governor Winthrop in his dealings with the Indians. In 1638, he was given permission to trade in beaver skins with them.
Stanton built a trading post in 1651 on the west side of the Pawcatuck River, in what is now Stonington, Connecticut. In 1657, he moved his family there to live. In 1659, Stanton purchased a tract of land from the Niantic Chief Cassawshett, one of three chiefs later charged by Capt. George Denison with the execution of the Narragansett Chief, Canonchet, during King Philip's War. Later, Capt. Stanton was sought out by the Mohegan sachem, Uncas, to write his will. Uncas brought his most important warriors to witness the document.
When Stanton died in 1677, he owned 20,000 acres. 
Stanton, Thomas (I1824)
3 from "New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947" (
Elijah Farr, a married farmer residing in Keene NH for 4 yrs, previously of Westmoreland, born 27 May 1839 in Bradford VT to Daniel Farr and Maria Taplin, died on 25 Jul 1912 at Elliot City Hospital of chronic nephritis. Burial on 27 Jun at Woodland Cemetery. 
Farr, Elijah J (I2272)
4 from "The Chicago Tribune", 23 Jan 1882 (
TERRY - John, husband of Adeline B. Terry, aged 74 years 7 months 21 days. Funeral from 757 West Lake-st. Sunday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. Buffalo, New York City, Kansas City , and San Francisco papers please copy. 
Terry, John James (I424)
5 from "The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle", 5 Dec 1918 (
Private Leo Goodridge, of the 309th Heavy Field Artillery, Battery D, died in a French hospital on October 19th, the result of shrapnel wounds received at the front on Septempber 30th. He was seriously wounded in the back and both arms. Private Goodridge entered the military service in September, 1917, and was in training at Camp Dix previous to sailing overseas. He was born in Ogden June 28, 1895, and had always lived there. He was a graduate of the Spencerport High School, class of 1914, and was very popular with his classmates. He was a member of the first basketball team organized in the Spencerport High School and also of the baseball team. He was a member of the Ogden Baptist Church. He was married on April 6, 1918, while home on a furlough, to Miss Jeanette Witte, of Ogden. Beside his wife he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delos B. Goodridge; two brothers, Clayton and Leslie Goodridge, all of Ogden; two sisters, Mrs. Hiram Smith, of Ogden, and Mrs. H.L. Pierce, on Canandaigus. 
Goodridge, Leo Robert (I1188)
6 In 1960 census, there is a William Hilton, age 24, born NY in house
In 1880 census, she is living with sister Martha Gibbs, age 49, born NY, parents born CT/CT 
Hilton, Maria (I9646)

June 3, 1917-July 14, 2002
Mary Ladewig Holden, 85, of San Diego died Sunday. She was born in Chicago and was a knitter.
Services: 6 p.m. Sunday, North Park Community Church, 3702 29th St., San Diego.
Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.
Arrangements: Featheringill Mortuary. 
Ladewig, Mary B (I6043)
8 ...
from "The Gazette and Farmers' Journal", 12 Jun 1890 (
Hon. W. R. Baker, son of Asa Baker, and in early life a resident of this village, died suddenly at his home in Houston, Texas, April 80th, of paralysis, in the 70th year of his age. Deceased was a cousin of E. M. Robinson, of this village. He was a man of unusual business capacity and had won a place in the hearts of his fellow citizens that caused universal mourning at his sudden death. Of a kindly and generous disposition, his was always a helping hand in times of need. When the committee here was seeking contributions for the erection of the soldiers' monument, Mr. Baker sent them $50 as a reminder that he still felt an interest in his boyhood's home. He is kindly remembered by many of our people, who sincerely mourn his departure. Editorially the Honston Post has these kind words for him: "Houston lost one of its best men and citizens yesterday when the generous spirit of William Robinson Baker took its flight from earth. Mr. Baker in many respects was a remarkable man. He had neared the allotted three-score-and-ten, and yet op to the very moment that be was stricken, on Tuesday night, was regarded as a perfect specimen of physical development and preservation. He was on the streets Tuesday afternoon, apparently in his usual good health, and those who saw him had no kind of intimation of the approaching, end. Mr. Baker's life has been an unusually busy one. Beginning life a poor young man, by indomitable energy, perseverance and business tact he accumulated a handsome fortune. He was among tne pioneers of Texas, and some of the grand enterprises of the State are indebted in part to his fine judgment-and business energy for their success. The growth and progress of Houston have been materially aided by his enterprise and liberality, and the Post can think of no other man to whom the city is more indebted in this respect. During several years past he lost a great deal of money in bad speculations, but, when payingdebts that he was not morally at least responsible for, never complained. In this respect he was a philosopher, and took the world about as he found it, Mr. Baker was a man of generous disposition; he rarely if ever treasured up a personal in jury. He was liberal hearted in the extreme; his gifts in charity, though done quietly and without ostentation, amounted to thousands during the course of a year and many poor people in Houston will miss and sincerely mourn him. As a friend he was true as steel, devoted, always faithful; he was not, strictly speaking, a church man - that is, he was not connected with any religious denomination - his religion appearing to be friendship and charity. As an exponent of these two noblest attributes he was a shining example. The city of Houston will sincerely mourn his sad death, while hundreds of friends throughout Texas will join the Post in tendering condolence to to the bereaved relatives." 
Baker, William Robinson (I1661)
9 "from Baker Family Remembrances" by Ethel Baker
CAPT. JOSEPH PALMER, father of Nicholas, was born at Stonington, Conn. in 1742. He was a Revolutionary War soldier, Captain 6th Co., 13th Reg't., Saratoga District. Joseph married Eunice, probably in Northumberland, Saratoga Co., N.Y. and they had six children - Jared, Anson, David, Joseph, Phoebe and NICHOLAS. He, Joseph, was a surveyor employed by the Hudson Bay Company. He received as a wedding gift from the Company any 100 acres of land he chose to survey out. Accordingly, he chose that much land and lived on it until his death in 1815. Many Indian relies have been found in these fields at different times and it is believed an Indian Village was located here. He died intestate and his wife Eunice - quote; "I, Eunice Palmer, widow of Joseph Palmer, late of Northumberland, who died intestate, renounce my right to administer on the goods etc., and pray that my sons Jared and Anson Palmer may be permitted to take letters of administration". - signed Eunice Palmer. Jared Palmer of Northumberland, duly sworn, says that his father Joseph Palmer, died intestate 1815. Jared, Anson, David and Joseph Palmer (sons) of Northumberland gave bonds of $2000.00 each for estate of Joseph Palmer. Jared and Anson took inventory July 3, 1815 in the year of our Lord and the 39th year of our independence. 
Palmer, Joseph (I391)
10 "From the Glens Falls Post-Star", 28 Jul 1942 (
Mrs. Cora Harrington Florent, 75, died Monday at 10 A.M. at the MacMaster Nursing Home, South Glens Falls. She is survived by one son, Roy Harrington, Corinth; two daughters, Mrs. Scott Rhodes, Corinth, Mrs. Floyd E. Smith, South Glens Falls; one sister, Mrs. Samuel Carlisle, Glens Falls; one brother, Bion H. Palmer, Glens Falls; two grandchildren, James D. Harrington, Schenectady, William S. Rhodes, Corinth, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 P.M. at the Collins Funeral Home, Main Street, South Glens Falls. The Rev. George E. Robinson, pastor of the Methodist Church, that village, will officiate. Internment will be in Glens Falls Cemetery. 
Palmer, Cora (I11009)
11 "Genealogy and history of the Baker, Andrus, Clark, and Adams families" had a record of a Jonas Baker b. 23 1785, but this individual does not appear in Templeton or Lancaster records. Possibly died young. Baker, Jonas (I14452)
12 "married Lucy Ely; settled in New Marlborough, N. Y., and died probably in 1784. His wife survived him and married, second, Smith; third, Cook. His will is on file and recorded in the offices of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals of the County Clerk at Albany, and of the Secretary of State, and is published by the Society of Colonial Dames of the State of New York. The will is dated Aug. 20, 1776, and it was proved Sept. 21, 1784. He mentions in it his wife Lucy, his children Hannah and George Whitefield Perkins, his brothers and sisters, John, Isaac and Seth Perkins, Lucy Ely, Elizabeth Startin, Margaret Belden, Sarah Marvin, Hannah and Lydia Perkins; also his father, who resides at Lyme. The inventory shows, real estate and personal property (books). Executors, his wife, her brother William Ely, son George Whitefield Perkins, and brother-in-law Samuel Startin. Lucy Cook, late Lucy Smith, sworn as executrix." Perkins, Abijah (I10402)
13 "married, Dec. 11, 1766, Hester Ayer, removed to New Hampshire, and March 19, 1774, John and Esther Perkins of Alstead, County of Cheshire, New Hampshire Colony, sold their real estate in Lyme." Perkins, John (I10396)
14 "married, Oct. 25, 1774, Lois, daughter of David and Sarah (Lord) Beebe of Lyme. A tradition mentioned by a descendant is that he enlisted in the Revolutionary War and was either wounded in battle or was taken sick and died while returning home from the army. An inventory of his estate was taken Jan. 3, 1777. ("At ye Desire of Mr. James Perkins, Mrs. Lois Perkins, widdow, & Relick, of sd. Issac, decsd."), etc. It amounted to £123 8s. 10d., and included wearing apparel, books, furniture and utensils, part of a set of cooper's tools, cash, a wheel and a cow, besides a "debt due from James Perkins, as appears by four notes of hand he gave the Relict for £18 each for the benefit of children." The widow Lois married, May 15, 1783, Jacob Ely of Lyme, and they probably removed to Harwinton, Conn. By her second husband she had seven sons. She died April 11, 1837, aged 81 years and 8 months. Jacob Ely died Sept. 28, 1836." Perkins, Isaac (I10404)
15 "Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920" (
Marshall Truax, born in Canada, 1st married at 42 yrs, now married, died on 11 Mar 1898 in Detroit, Wayne, MI of catarrhal enteritis. Burial on 14 Mar 1898 in Adriane MI.  
Truax, Marshall Spring Bidwell (I11229)
16 "Molschleben / Taufen, Trauungen, Beerdigungen 1683-1757", pg 291 #18 (archion pg 153)
Death on 20 Nov 1730 of Walpurgis Hessin, wife of Christoph Hessens. Age 58 yrs 2 mths, 3 dys. 
Hessen, Walpurgis (I27272)
17 "Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928", (
On 13 Jan 1920 in Holy Trinity Church in Toronto, York, ONT, Harold Victor, 20, a traveler, Ch of Eng, b. Toronto to Jarvis Repath and Mary Ann Clark marred Elma Irene Wynne, 28, a musician, R. Catholic, born Toronto to Fred Wynne and Minnie Brunner/  
Family: Harold Victor Repath / Elma Irene Wynne (F4627)
18 "RUTH, born July 10, 1760; not mentioned in her brother Abijah's will Aug. 20, 1776; probably died young." Perkins, Ruth (I10408)
19 "Samuel Witter made several Voyages which are noted in the quaint old record of the Witter Family written by his son, Samuel Witter, Junior, as follows:
May 28th, 1760, Sd Samuel Witter, with his daughters, Sarah and Ame and son Samuel set out in their voiage to Nova Scotia, landing there the 4th day of June 1760.
1760 in the fall, Sd Samuel set out in his voiage to New England; and was married to Anna prentis his third wife: June the 9th 1761. She was the daughter of Captain Joseph prentis of New London: at Lakes pond . . .
Sd Samuel Witter with his wife Anne and daughter Elisabeth set out in their voiiage to Nova Scotia in the year 1761." 
Witter, Samuel (I1796)
20 "Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007" (
Anne Cecil Scott was born 21 Aug 1922 in Memphis, Shelby, TN to Raymond H Scott and Cecil Rayburn. Other surname Lurry, Johnstone. Death Date 6 May 2005. 
Scott, Anne Cecil (I13132)
21 "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982" (
Mrs. Julia C Wallace, a married housewife residing in Waco, McLennan, TX, born 3 Mar 1859 in Harris Co, TX to William Clark b. UNK and Julia W Baker, b. NY, died on 31 Aug 1911 in Waco of cirrhosis of the liver and chronic bronchitis. Burial on 2 Sep in Oakwood Cemetery. Informant W.T. Wallace of Waco. 
Clark, Julia Maria (I1842)
22 "The Belfast Blaze" 30 Jul 1936 (
Isabelle G. Benjamin was born March 15, 1861 in the town of Belfast on the farm where she had spent her entire life with the exception of a few years which was spent on her grandfather's farm at friendship. She was the oldest daughter of Joseph P. and Lois Merritt Benjamin. She passed away Tuesday, July 14, 1936 at 6 o'clock from the effects of a shock suffered Monday morning at 9:30. She leaves to mourn her loss, on brother, Olin G. Benjamin of Long Beach, California; one sister, Pearl Benjamin, at home, who was been her constant and lifelong companion, and several cousins. She was a member of the M.E. Church, Belfast; of W.R.C. Hateh Corps No. 90, Friendship and The White Creek Homer Bureau. Funeral services were held at her home Friday afternoons at 2:30 o'clock, July 17, 1936. The Rev. Harry L. Webb, pastor of the M.E. Church, Belfast, conducted the service. Burial was in the family lot in Riverside cemetery. A large concourse of relatives and friends attended the services, which attested the love and high esteem in which she was held. 
Benjamin, Isabelle G “Belle” (I9951)
23 "twin to James Andrews; married, about 1814, Eunice, daughter of Elnathan and Eunice (Wakely) Skidmore, who was born in September, 1786. They were married by Father Nash at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Thorp, in Butternuts, Otsego County, N. Y. He resided a few years at Exeter, N.Y., and removed from there to Utica, N.Y., where he died Feb. 15, 1852. His widow Eunice also died in Utica Sept. 25, 1857." Perkins, David Lord (I11020)
24 "was a physician; died in 1777, unmarried An inventory of his estate was taken June 18 and Dec 5, 1777; it included wearing apparel £34 10s. 6d.; a watch £9; instruments for tooth drawing, £1; medical and other books, £28 18s.; cash, £42 11s. 5d., etc. The total amount was £135 10s. 3d." Perkins, Seth (I10406)
25 (Ott) Nee Wettschreck Age 83. Of St. Paul and Roseville went to be with our Lord on August 2, 2006. Survived by sons Bob (Janet) Ott and Jack Barrett; granddaughters Michelle Ott, Ginelle (Paul) Edgett, and Betsy (Jeff) Stoneking; great-grandchildren Bayley and Sydney; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation 4-8PM Sunday (TODAY) at the SPIELMAN MORTUARY, 344 W. University Ave. and 1 hour prior to the service at CHURCH. Service 10AM Monday at Lyngblomsten Care Center Chapel, 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul. Wettschreck, Alice Ann (I5595)
26 [34] 11 Feb 1722/3 inv. of Doctor Isaac Hill of or near Pomfret taken by Smith Johnson, Eleazer Bateman, Jacob Wright. Includes: looking glass, books, sundry goods in Woburn [Mass]. Total 386.23 Addition: goods in the hands of the widow in Woburn inv. taken by Samuell Kendell, Jacob Wright, John Fowle.
[Pomfret VR: no death record]
from Windham, Connecticut Probate District Records, 1719-1734, Volume 1 By George Waller

Doctor Isaac Hill, 1723. " Doctor ". on gravestone in Woburn first burying-ground. Died January 9, 1723, aged twenty-nine. Supposed to have been the Isaac, son of Isaac Hill, born December 1, 1693, mentioned in Savage's Geneal. Diet. He does not appear to be long a Woburn resident. The suggestion is offered that he may have belonged to Stoneham, originally and then a part of Charlestown, and that dying before a burying-ground had been established in Stoneham, his interment, as that in another case, was effected at Woburn. This would account for the want of mention of him in Woburn records.
from History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts: with biographical sketches of its Pioneers and Prominent Men edited by Duane Hamilton Hurd 
Hill, Isaac (I1023)
27 [possible spouse]
from "Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880," Trelawny, Vol 1, Folio 203
Jane Hancorne Teacher of the Parish School aged 57 yrs was buried 28 Oct 1814 
Hancorne, William Grove (I3008)
28 [possile connection]
from "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999" (
Violet Perkins, 71, residing Vineyard Town, St. Andrew, JAM, a clerk, spinster, born St. Ann, died 27 Oct 1972 in Kingston, JAM of arrhythmia. Informant Edmund Burrell. 
Perkins, Violet (I13657)
29 1820 Census in Pymatuning, Mercer, PA for Joseph Woods
1m16-25 (Joseph[24]), 1f<10 (Hannah[?]), 1f16-25 (Annie[28]) 
Family: Joseph J Woods / Annie McKnight (F1527)
30 1830 Census in Pymatuning, Mercer, PA for Joseph J Woods
2m<5 (John[5], David[?]), 1m30-39 (Joseph[34]), 2f5-9 (Margaret[6]. Julia[9]), 1f10-14 (Hannah[?]), 1f30-39 (Annie[38]) 
Family: Joseph J Woods / Annie McKnight (F1527)
31 1840 Census in Pymatuning, Mercer, PA for Joseph Woods
1m10-14 (John[15]), 1m40-49 (Joseph[44]), 1f5-9 (Sarah[6]), 1f15-19 (Margaret[16]), 1f40-49 (Annie[48]) 
Family: Joseph J Woods / Annie McKnight (F1527)
32 1845 Oct. 5 Enos SCOTT to Sarah Elizabeth CREEDMAN both of Yarmouth by banns. Wit: Simon Montross, John Hallstead.
Marriages performed by Rev. William Wilkinson, Baptist Church 
Family: Enos Scott / Sarah Elizabeth Creelman (F1463)
33 1891 State Census District 4, #351

The Dyersburg State Gazette", 42nd yr No. 6, 7 Feb, 1907
DEATH CLAIMS J. D. McCLERKIN -- After a lingering illness of some months, James D. McCLERKIN died in Memphis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Guy MOORE, last Saturday evening. He had been a resident of Dyersburg many years. He was several years in the drug business in the farm of Hayes & McCLERKIN. He afterward entered the employ of Stevens Lumber Co., being manager of their store. Messrs. SCOTT and KING made him manager of the Hotel Virginia, which he held until failing health compelled him to retire from active work. He left for Memphis several months ago, for special treatment, but medical skill could not save him. Mr. McCLERKIN was twice married, his first wife being Miss Annie HILL, and his second wife, who survives him, Mrs. Dink ROBERTS, to whom he was married about three years ago. He leaves a wife, and two daughters, Mrs. Eugene SCOTT and Mrs. Guy MOORE. A brother, Tom McCLERKIN lives in Blytheville, Ark. The funeral service was conducted at the home of Geo. T. WEAKLEY, by Rev. A. J. MEADERS last Monday. The remains were interred in the City cemetery 
McClerkin, James Dudley (I1412)
34 1906
Will of John J Mack names John Mack Copeland of Scriba NY and Leonard L Copeland of Scriba NY amoung many other family members 
Family: Leonard L Copeland / Cornelia M “Nellie” Mullen (F3221)
35 1910 census entry not confirmed Kennedy, Mary (I11671)
36 1910 Census has several problems. 1. Margarette A, 38, is incorrectly added. Elizabeth is missing.  Family: Mateo Arnerich / Elizabeth Brown (F1694)
37 19th Infantry Regiment Louisiana fought at Shiloh, TN on 7 Apr 1862 Creech, Thomas Jefferson (I103)
38 207th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
The 207th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 51 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 24 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

September 8, 1864: Organized at Harrisburg
September 12: Left State for City Point, Va.
September: Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. Picketing Bermuda Hundred front from the James to the Appomattox. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Army of the James
November: Joined Provisional Brigade, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
December: Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps
December 7-11: Movement in support of Weldon Railroad Expedition
February 5-7, 1865: Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run
March 25: Fort Stedman
March 28-April 9: Appomattox Campaign
April 2: Assault on and fall of Petersburg
April 3-9: Pursuit of Lee to Burkesville
April 21-28: Moved to City Point, then to Alexandria
May 23: Grand Review
May 31: Mustered out 
Johnson, John S (I2019)
39 2130. Page 160, R: 14 Sep 1923: LWT of Emma Jane PERKINS of Annapolis Royal, widow, dated 27 Apr 1923. Children: William Rutherford of Annapolis Royal, Cyrus Alexander, Mary Elizabeth O'DELL, Annie Rosena SWEENY, Charlotte Perkins SANFORD. To: James Perkins SANFORD. Estate Folio P224 (1923): She died 6 Jul 1923 at Annapolis Royal. Family: Cyrus Alexander Perkins / Emma Jane Turner (F781)
40 2401. Page 156, R: 05 Apr 1932: LWT of J. Owen ORDE of Annapolis Royal, undated. Siblings: Mary wife of William KAIR of Mill River, Mass.; Margaret wife of George BURGOYNE of Torrington, Conn.; Caroline Isabel PERKINS wife of William R. PERKINS. Sister-in-law: Alice M. ORDE widow of Arthur ORDE of Boston. Nieces: Agusta BURGOYNE, Mary RACHETER, Alice GRIME, Grace HAMILTON. Grandnieces: Elizabeth HAMILTON, Elenore LARSON. Nephews: John LARSON, William LARSON, William KAIR, Ronald KAIR, Ralph ORDE. Grandnephew: Noel HAMILTON. To: Mary GOLDSMITH of Digby. Orde, Caroline Isabel (I2679)
41 2662. Page 101, Petition of William B. PERKINS concerning the estate of Mary A. A. PERKINS late of the County of Southampton, England, dated 18 Jan 1854.

3906. Estate Folio P47 (1854): LA for the estate of Mary Ann Alicia PERKINS late of the Parish of Nuisling, Southampton, England, granted 18 Jan 1854 to her father William B. PERKINS. She died in Aug 1851. 
Perkins, Mary Ann Alicia (I1858)
42 3 Children according to Burgess Genealogy Burgess, Annie (I7081)
43 4 John (Thomas, John) was the oldest child of Dea. Thomas and Phebe Perkins. He was born in Topsfield, Mass., 1641. He married Deborah Browning, Nov. 28, 1666; and died May 19, 1668. She was the daughter of Thomas Browning of Topsfield. Their only child was born a few months before his death. On the decease of her husband, his widow applied to the court for a letter of administration, when the following was given, as appears on record: "Administration of the estate of John Perkins, deceased, is granted to his widow, Deborah Perkins." The inventory of his estate amounts to £48, 15s.; guardianship of his only child was given to the mother, June 30, 1668. Dea. Thomas Perkins, in his will, made a bequest of land or money to "Thomas, my grandchild, son of my son John, if he liveth till he marryeth or be of age," etc.  Perkins, John (I19634)
44 6 children according to Burgess Genealogy Burgess, Lillian Agnes “Lillie” (I7085)
45 A former employee of the Portland Bureau of Parks, Fred R Weir, 87, of 2125 N. Humbolt St., died Monday in a local hospital. Funeral for Mr. Weir will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Zeller Chapel of the Roses. Mr. Weir had worked for the Bureau of Parks for 24 years prior to his retirement in 1948. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Barbara Bowen, Miss Margaret Weir, Mrs. Allice Olquin and Mrs. Trudy Flynn, Seattle, and Sister Mary Rose Weir, Los Angeles; one sister, Mrs Alice Stalls, Spokane; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
from Oregonian, Dec 2, 1970 
Weir, Fred Roblin (I6299)
46 A jeweller, dwelt, at one time, at Canton, in Van Buren, N. Y., and was living as late as 1836 or 1837 Wood, William Schenck (I5027)
47 A man of special gifts who easily impresses others with both his natural ability and his acquirements through experience is Paul J Arnerich, a native son , having been born near San Jose on September 23, 1869. His father was Mathew Arnerich, and he had married Mrs. Elizabeth (Brown) Moylan, the widow of Edward Moylan. When fourteen years of age, Mathew Arnerich shipped as a sailor, and in the historic year of '49 he voyaged from China to San Francisco. Three years later, he removed to Santa Clara Valley and here engaged in agriculture. In 1856 he married, and purchased 160 acres in the Union district. He died on May 3, 1883, from injuries received in a fall from a buggy. Mrs. Arnerich also came from an old pioneer family; she died here about 1910.

As kind parents this worthy couple provided the best training for Paul in the public schools, and when he had finished with his studies, he worked with his father on the home farm until he was twenty-one. Then, for several years, he farmed for himself, and in 1905 he ran for the State Legislature, in which he served a term. He was then appointed to the United States Marshall's office as deputy marshal and discharged that responsibility for ten years; and having resigned, he ran for the Legislature, was elected in 1915, and in 1917 he was reelected. Next he was a deputy sheriff in Almaeda County for a couple of years, and finally was engaged in the real estate business for a number of years until he became a deputy sheriff, serving under Sheriff Lyle of Santa Clara County.

At San Jose, on February 21, 1898, Mr. Arnerich was married to Miss Eva La Montagne, a native of Santa Clara County and the representative of another pioneer family; and four childred have blessed their union. They are Bernice, Francis, Genevieve and Elizabeth. Mr. Arnerich belongs to the Republican party, and when he gets tired of politicss he turns for recreation to hunting and other oudoor sports.

Transcribed by Carolyn Feroben, from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922. page 608 
Arnerich, Paul J (I5586)
48 A soldier of Co D 145 Reg wounded at Fredricksburg 1862. Age 22y 8m 17d Woods, Oliver D (I1464)
49 A. J. POLER, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Merton; was born in Royalton, Niagara Co., N. Y., Jan. 19, 1833; in 1845, he came with his parents, Jeremiah and Unice(sic) Poler, to Wisconsin; they settled in the town of Merton, Waukesha Co., where A. J. assisted his father in making a home in the then new country, and engaged in agricultural pursuits in the town of Merton until about 1869, when he moved to his present home in the town of Lisbon. He married, in Orleans Co., N. Y., Anna Lane, a native of that county, a most estimable woman; they have three children-George E., Walter S. and Frank; Mr. Poler and family are members of the Baptist Church at Merton; in politics he acts with the Republican party; owns 126 acres of well-improved land, well located, adjacent to the village of Merton. Mr. Poler takes an active interest in religious and educational matters, and has filled several school offices; his father, J. Poler, resides in the village of Merton, an old and esteemed citizen; his mother is deceased; she was an earnest Christian woman, one of those pioneer mothers whom we ever hold in grateful remembrance. Poler, Andrew J. (I1109)
50 Abraham Hill, the first American ancestor of this branch of the family, was born in 1615, and was an inhabitant of Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1636. He kept a mill for John Coitmore, and was the owner of five lots of land in Charlestown and the neighborhood. He was admitted to the church in 1639, and his wife, Sarah (Long) Hill, daughter of Robert Long, born in England in 1617, was admitted to the church in 1644. Abraham and Sarah Long were married in 1639, and had eight children: I. Ruth, baptized in 1640, married William Augur. 2. Isaac, 1641. 3. Abraham, 1643. 4. Zachary, about 1645. 5. Sarah, 1647. 6. Sarah, born and died in 1649. 7. Mary, 1652. 8. Jacob, see forward. Abraham Hill died February 13, 1669-70, and the inventory of his estate amounted to six hundred and thirty-three pounds.
Source: Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Little, Volume 4, pp. 1747-1749

The house of Abraham Hill was on the easterly side of the Great Road, near its junction with the Medford Road, which, at first, was merely the way to the mill. The bridge by which the latter road crossed the Three Mile Brook, the Mill Bridge of 1649, was early known as Hill's Bridge and so remained until recent years. After the death of Abraham Hill, his widow Sarah - herself the daughter of an innkeeper, Robert Long of Charlestown - kept the ordinary until 1679, when she was succeeded by her son Jacob.

It has been seen that the early innkeepers were licensed to sell wine and strong drinks. The evils of license were not long in appearing. Drunkenness was of frequent occurrence and many sins which drunkenness might often incite were not unknown. As a remedy the County Court passed the following order: - [October 4, 1659.] "This court doth order yt all ye inkeepers within the limits of this Coun. shall henceforth be prhibited selling of strong water by retaile."

Charlestown Births & Burialls recorded in Boston 1632 - 1644 (Transcribed by Coralynn Brown)
Ruth the daught of Abraham Hill & Sarah his wife was borne 2 (4) 1640.
Isaac the sonne of Abraham Hill & Sarah his wife was borne 29 (8) 1641.
Abraham the sonne of Abraham Hill & Sarah his wife was borne 1 (8) 1643. 
Hill, Abraham (I2925)

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