The Southwick Book

The Southwick Book


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Descendants of Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick of Salem, Massachusetts 

This book contains not only the genealogy and descendants of Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick
of Salem, Massachusetts, but some historical writings on the Quakers. 

Descendants of Lawrence and Cassandra
Southwick of Salem, Massachusetts 
Table of Contents

3038. Forty Shillings. STATE OF RHODE
Two Pounds. Printed by SOUTHWICK & BARBER.
Death to Counterfeit. 
Copy of Jonathan Southwick's Will. 
Copy of Bill. 
Copy of fosiah Southwick's Will. 
Obituary Notice of PHEBE SOUTHWICK MARSH. 
IN MEMORIAM. By Rev. Nathan S. Hill. 
IN MEMORIAM. By Rev. Nathan S. Hill. 
IN MEMORIAM. By Rev. Nathan S. Hill. 
IN MEMORIAM. By Rev. Nathan S. Hill. 







The original emigrants, and the ancestors
of the families

who have since borne his name.







IT is a laudable part of human nature to desire to know as
much as is possible of its Ancestry, in order to contemplate
the various forms of religion and government, and their
civilizing influences. It is paradoxical that any religion
should ever have been vindictive; robbing, torturing and
murdering (for the glory of God and the salvation of souls)
all who would not conform to their bigoted and tyrannical
ideas of religious duty. 

But amidst all these persecutions there have been a few noble
and fearless people who adopted the motto that "resistance to
tyrants was obedience to God," thereby planting the good seed
which has grown by slow and sure growth, developing the truest
and best theocracy and democracy. 

It is always interesting and profitable to read the sayings
and doings of good, noble, independent people, who have
battled heroically against wrong in all ages and who have been
martyrs for truth's sake. 

It is a sad and dark picture to contemplate the history of the
Puritans, who fled from persecutions only to become worse
persecutors in turn; leaving homes and kindred, coming to this
then wilderness country to enjoy religious liberty, and by
their dishonest practices with the Indians incurring not only
their contempt but their hatred and vengeance. It is said the
Puritans were continually in danger of the tomahawk of the

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There, and the perfidy of a corrupt and profligate Court in
England. The Indians were not long in discovering the want of
good faith and common honesty practised by the Puritans, hence
their hostility, which was dreadful in the pious Puritans'
eyes. How different was the example of William Penn, who
founded a colony and dealt honestly with the Indians, and
whose treaty with them, as Voltaire says, "was the only treaty
ever made which was not sworn to, and the only treaty which
was ever sacredly observed." 

In the course of thirty-five years after the landing of the
Pilgrims in 1620, there came to these shores a peaceloving
people called Friends or Quakers, who were a sober,
industrious, thrifty, truth-loving people, who soon came under
the terrible scourge of these intolerant Puritans, and were
whipped, imprisoned, fined, banished and hung for having the
audacity to love and embrace the truth as taught by George

It is said that the blood of the martyrs was the seed of the
Church, so of the noble martyrs who shed their blood in the
cause of truth and honest religion, and who have taught bigots
in religion that honesty is the only true basis for any
religion, and have produced a public sentiment which has
broken the chains of the slave and has taught people the
simple lesson that in order to have your rights respected you
must respect the rights of others. 

In noble contrast with Governor John Endicott, of
Massachusetts, stands William Penn, who founded a Colony on
the principle of equal and exact justice to all, white, red
and black; he tolerated and respected all religious opinions,
and would not take the large sum of $80,000 due his father,
Admiral William Penn, from the English government, because it
was earned in War, 

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but took in lieu a deed of Pennsylvania, and then came over
and told the Indians that although he had a deed of their
lands he did not consider that he owned a foot of it. For
seventy years no white person was killed in Pennsylvania by
the Indians, and they did not carry weapons of defence. 

There is a tradition that the Quaker garb is a passport of
safety to the wearer to this day amongst the Indians on our

Lord Baltimore, a Roman Catholic, founded a colony where all
religions could be enjoyed without molestation. Roger
Williams, a Baptist, founded a colony where all religious
opinions were protected. 

That nobility which prefers Right to Power is the truest
Aristocracy of the world. 


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Setting forth reasons and causes for separating and dissenting

from the Established Church of the old Colony of Massachusetts

Bay by the Quakers in 1656. 

WHEN from a clear conviction of our inherent rights and duties
as conscientious and humble followers of that noble man George
Fox, the apostle of peace and good-will on earth; who dared
brave the corruptions of a venal, corrupt and tyrannical
church and boldly proclaim those eternal principles of truth
and right which were clearly in accord with the best teachings
of the Bible; we feel that it would be just to set forth the
reasons for leaving a church which was the right hand of
political power and was a power behind the throne greater than
the throne, hence Church and State--church first, which sought
to crush and destroy all independence in Church or State. 

"We deem our salvation to be an individual work which we
cannot do by proxy or for another. 

"We deem it proper to eat our bread by the sweat of our brows.

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"We deem it proper to wear the yoke of self-denial, and
inculcate by our practice as well as by our precepts our
friendship for all our fellow-creatures, as we are all God's

"We deem it proper to beat our swords into ploughshares and
our spears into pruning-hooks, and to refuse to participate in
any and all wars against our fellowmen. 

"We deem it proper to declare and proclaim to all the world
our abhorrence of all wars, and our independence of all
despotic rulers, either spiritual or temporal. 

"We deem it our duty to have all our children and all children
under our care educated sufficiently to read and write, in
order that all persons at mature age may be able to read and
interpret the Scriptures for themselves, in order that the
light within may direct aright. "Ask and it shall be given
you: seek and ye shall find: knock and it shall be opened unto
you."--Matt. VII, 7. 

"While we recognize our Duty towards our God, we utterly
refuse to bow the head to any earthly potentate, for we cannot
serve two masters. 

"We deem it proper to declare and protest against the cruel
and vindictive persecutions of our (socalled) Christian
Church, and we proclaim our independence of the same, and we
recognize the true brotherhood of man. 

"The seeds thus sown brought forth a class of sturdy
independent thinkers who were the men who boldly declared for
the Independence of our Country in 1776." 

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LAWRENCE SOUTHWICK1. There is a tradition in the Southwick
family that Lawrence came from Lancashire, England, to America
in 1627, and returned to England and brought his wife
Cassandra and son John and daughter Mary to Massachusetts in
1630, on the May Flower, in company with Wm. Bradford and
others, and settled at Salem, Mass. We do not find any mention
of his name in the public records of Salem until 1639, when he
and his family were admitted as members in the First Church of
Salem, and two acres of land was given him by the town of
Salem to carry on the business of manufacturing glass and
earthen ware. There is a tradition that he was one of the
first to manufacture glass in America. This two acres of land
was called glass-house field, as there were two others engaged
in the same business, and the land is so designated to-day on
the records and maps of said property, although the
manufacture has long ceased to be carried on there. Said land
is a valley running easterly from Aborn Street, and is on the
south side of what is called Gallows Hill, where several
persons were hung during the Salem Witchcraft delusion, a very
dark page in the history of sectarian bigotry in

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Lawrence and wife Cassandra and son Josiah and daughter Mary
were fined, whipt, imprisoned and finally banished for being
Quakers, and their son Daniel and daughter Provided were
sentenced by the General Court to be sold into slavery.
Lawrence and wife Cassandra went to Shelter Island, Long
Island Sound, being banished under pain of death in 1659, and
died there in the spring of 1660 from privation and exposure;
his wife died three days after him. Their son Josiah went to
Rhode Island and established a home for himself and family. He
came back to Salem in 1660 to look after his parents' property
and found the property in very poor condition, and was whipped
for returning to Massachusetts. It seems incredible that any
followers of Christ could have so belied their professions,
but it was an illustration of the saying of Robert Pollock, in
regard to the hypocrite, 

"Who stole the livery of the Court of Heaven 
To serve the Devil in." 
Copy of Lawrence Sethick's Will. 

I, Lawrence Sethick, late of Salem in New England, now being
at the house of Nathaniel Silvester, on Shelter Island, being
weake in body but of sound mind and memory, do make and
ordayne this my last will and testament, tenth day of fifth
month, 1659. 

I first give and bequeath unto my sonne Daniel Sethick my
dwelling house at Salem, with all the houses, orchards,
gardens and appurtenances; and Gyle's lot, provided that John
Burnell shall have a house lott on the ground at the further
end of the orchard newly fenct in. 

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Item. My will is that the lott which I had of Josiah Sethick
shall return to him again. 

Item. I give unto John Sethick the lott next to his owne. 

Item. My will is that the great meadow which lyes at Ipswich
River, fenct in, shall be divided Daniel Sethick and John
Burnell equally. 

Item. I give unto Samuel Burton forty shillings. 

Item. I give unto John Burnell, if he stand faithful in the
truth, two young steers and the first mare foal. 

Item. I give unto Henry Traske Marshall's lott joining to his
orchard, provided that Daniel may have liberty to mow a load
of hay every year thereon. 

Item. I give unto Mary Traske my daughter, wife of Henry
Traske, ten pounds sterling. 

Item. I give unto Deborah Sethwick and young Josiah, each of
them fifty shillings sterling. 

Item. I give unto Ann Potter forty shillings, in she thinks
beneficial for her. 

Item. I give unto Mary Traske, daughter to Henry Traske, one
good serge suit of clothes; and unto Sarah and Hannah each of
them a suit of clothes. 

I give and bequeath unto Samuel and Sarah, John Sethick's
children, to each of them thirty shillings sterling. 

Furthermore my will is that Daniel my sonne, and Provided my
daughter, shall possess and enjoy all that which remains of my
estate after debts and legacies paid, and my will above
mentioned fulfilled, equally to be divided between them so
that Daniel may have that part which belongs to husbandry. 

Lastly my will is that in case my wife survives me shee shall
be my executrix and keep all possessions during her life, and
after her decease my will to be performed according as above
expressed; and I do ordayne William Robinson 

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and Thomas Gardner to be overseers of this my
last will and testament, signed and sealed by me
the day and year above written with my hand and
seal following. 

In presence of 

This will was allowed by the court 29, 9 mo.,


Lawrence and Cassandra(*) Southwick, both
baptised 2 mo., 24th, 1639, at First Church,
Salem. Their children were: 

2. John2, born 1620, died Oct. 25, 1672; married
first, Sarah Tidd; 
second, Hannah Flint; third, Sarah Burnett (or
3. Mary2, born 1630; married Henry Trask, son of
Capt. Wm 
4. Josiah2, born 1632, died 1693; married
(*) Cassandra, according to Homeric Legend, was
the fairest 
daughter of Priam and Hecuba, and the twin sister
of Helenus. 
The children playing in the court of the temple
of the Thymbrucan 
Apollo, not far from Illium, till it was too late
for them 
to return home, a bed of laurel twigs was made
for them in the 
temple, and there in the morning two snakes were
found licking 
their ears, from which resulted such an acuteness
of hearing that 
they could hear the voice of the Gods. Cassandra
afterward attracted 
the love of Apollo by her beauty, and he taught
her the 
secrets of prophecy; but displeased by her
rejection of his suit, 
laid upon her the curse that her vaticinations
should never be 
believed. Accordingly she prophesied in vain of
the treachery 
of the Grecian horse and the destruction of Troy.
On the capture 
of the city she fled to the temple of Minerva,
and being 
captured she fell to the share of Agamemnon, to
whom she bore 
twins, but she was murdered by

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5. Provided2, born 1635, died 1640; was baptized in First
Salem, Dec. 6, 1639.--Salem Court Records. 
6. Daniel2, born 1637, died 1718-19; married Esther Boyce,
7. Provided2, born Dec., 1641; married Samuel Gaskill, Dec. 
30, 1662. 

In 1653, Lawrence Southwick is overseer Wm. Bacon's
will.--Town Records, p. 235. 

April 8, 1659, Lawrence Southwick of Salem bought of Edward
Lummus, of Ipswich, 3 acres of land.--Salem Records. 

Henry F. Waters, of Salem, Mass., says: "The names Southwick
and Eastuic (Eastwic), found on our Salem records both
suffered more or less change by the slighting of the w; the
former occasionally appears as Sethick, Southerick, Suderick,
etc., and the latter being rather fixed as Estick." 

"In 1639 there were two acres of land set off for each of the
persons Annanias Conklin, Obediah Holmes, and Lawrence
Southwick; and there was granted to the glass men several
acres of ground adjoining to their houses. This was in the
neighborhood of Aborn street and near Strong Water Brook,"
(now, 1881, Salem and Peabody).--Felt's Annals of Salem. 

Daniel Appleton White's records, First Church, Salem: "This
covenant was renewed by the church on a solemn day of
humiliation, March 6, 1660, when also considering the power of
temptation amongst us by reason of ye Quaker doctrine to the
leavening of some in the place where we act and endangering of
others, doe see cause to remember the admonition of our
Saviour Christ to his disciples, 

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Matt. 16, 'take heed and beware of ye leaven of the doctrine
of the Pharisees', and do judge so far as we understand it yt
ye Quaker doctrine is as bad or worse than that of ye
Pharisees, Therefore we do covenant by the help of Jesus
Christ to take heed and beware of the leaven of the doctrine
of the Quakers." 

What an impious act, as the Quakers have no creed. 

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JOHN SOUTHWICK2, (Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Cassandra
Southwick; born in England, 1620, died October 25,
1672.--Salem Town Records. Married first, Sarah Tidd, widow of
Samuel Tidd, 1642; second, Hannah Flint, widow, May 12, 1668;
third, Sarah Burnett, daughter of John Burnett (or Burnell).

8. Sarah3, born June 16, 1644: married Thos. Buffington, Dec. 
30, 1670. 
9. Mary3, born Oct. 10, 1646; married Thos. Burt, Nov. 18,
10. Samuel3, born Feb. 19, 1658, died 1709-10; married

Married second wife (a widow) Hannah Flint. 

11. John3, born January, 1669; married Hannah Follett, Dec.
12. Isaac3, born Nov. 1669, died Feb. 1670. 
13. Isaac3, born Jan. 27, 1671. 

Married third wife, Sarah Burnett (or Burnell). After John
Southwick's decease his widow Sarah married Thomas Cooper,
June 12, 1674; they had one child, Elizabeth Cooper, born Nov.
12, 1676. 

Samuel Tidd and Sarah his wife had one child, Eliza Tidd, born

Jan. 4, 1660. John sells to William King and Robert Stone, 6
acres of land in Salem.--Salem Records. 

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April 4, 1654. John buys of Joseph Armitage 20 acres in
Willases meadow.--Salem Records. 

April 4, 1654. John buys of Joseph Armitage 21 acres in
Willases meadow.--Salem Records. 

March 16, 1657-58. John buys of David Corwithen 3 acres near
Realls side.--Salem Records. 

March. 25, 1685. Thomas Buffington and wife Sarah mention John
and Samuel Southwick as brothers in law.--Salem Records. 

June 29, 1685 Samuel and John Southwick deed to Isaac Cooke
and John Tomkins.--Salem Records. 

Feb. 9, 1685-86. Samuel and John Southwick deed to William
Ozburn land of their late father John Southwick. 

July 20, 1681. Samuel Southwick sells to Philip Cromwell a
dwelling house and 2 acres of land which was his father's,
John Southwick.--Salem Records. 

John Southwick, Salem, to William Burnell, of Pullers poynt,
Boston, 80 acres land and buildings, and 11 acres from meadow
in Williston's meadow.--Salem Records, Vol. 1, p. 71. 

May 22, 1671. John Southwick bought of Eleazor Giles 13 acres.

April 13, 1685. Samuel and John Southwick sell to their uncle
Daniel land.--Salem Records. 

BE IT known unto men by these presents that I, John Southwick,
of Salem, in the county of Essex,--farmer,--doe promise to pay
or cause to be paid to Henry Skerry Marshall of Salem, or his
assigns, fower pounds five shillings in current money of New
England at or before the day of June next ensuing the date of
these presents, and Page 73

unto the true performance hearof I doe bind myself, my heirs,
executors, administrators firmly by these presents, as witness
my hand this 12th day of February, Anno Dom. 1671. 

the mark of 
Copy of John Sothwick's Will 

Oct. 26, 1672. THIS, God willing, doth declare that John
Sowthick being upon my sick bed but in perfect memory doe
leave this my last will and testament. 

First. I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel one half of my
lands and one half of my barns. 

Second. I give unto my sons John and Isack all the rest of my
lands and the other half of the barns equally divided, in case
my father Burnet gives them the medoe he promised and lying in
Williston Medoe, but if not then my son John shall have two
thirds and Isaac but one third; but in case my father Burnit
doe give them the medoe then my will is that both lands and
medoe shall be equally divided between them except the seven
acres I have given to my daughter Sarah and her heirs forever,
provided that either of my three sons dy without issue it
shall fall to the survivors, and if two of them dy without
issue it shall fall to the survivors and his heirs forever. 

Third. I give unto my daughter Sarah, besides the seven acres
of land before mentioned, one acre of meadow lying in
Williston medoe and three pounds in Corn and Cattle. 

Fourth. I give to my daughter Mary, tenn pounds in Corn or
Cattle and four acres of upland, beginning at the draw-barn
and to the pond and soe to go towards the house. 

Fifth. I give to Elizabeth Giles, alias Tidd, œ4 in cattle. 

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Sixth. I do appoint my loving wife whole and sole executrix. 

Seventh. I intreat my true loving two brothers Josiah Sowthick
and Daniel Sowthick to be my overseers to see this my will to
be performed. My intent and meaning is that my two sons enjoy
the estate when they come of age and this I leave as my last
will and testament. In witness hereof I have set my hand and
seal the day and year above written. 


John Pudue and Edward Grover gave oath in Court at Salem, 29,
9 mo., 1672, that the above written was declared by the said
John Sowthick to be his last will and testament. 



MARY SOUTHWICK2, (Lawrence1), daughter of Lawrence and
Cassandra Southwick; born about 1630; married Henry Trask, son
of Capt. William Trask, 1650. Children: 

14. Mary3, born Aug. 14, 1652. 
15. Ann3, born April 14, 1654. 
16. Sarah3, born July 27, 1656. 
17. Henry3, born April, 1669. 


JOSIAH SOUTHWICK2, (Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Cassandra;
born 1632; died 1693. Married Mary (???), 1658. Children: 

18. Josiah Jr.3, born 1660, married Ruth, daughter of James
Elizabeth (Browning) Symonds, of Salem, Mass. 

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19. Joseph3, born April 1662, married Ann(???).
No account 
of him or his family. 
20. Mary3, born Nov. 1664. 
21. Cassandra3, born 1666; married Jacob Mott of
R. I., 1689.(*) 
22. Deborah3, born 1667. 
23. Solomon3, born 1672: married in 1712. 
24. Ruth3, born Feb. 21, 1674. 
25. Jonathan3, born 1676. 
26. Deliverance3, born 1678. 
27. Hopestill3, born 1680. 

In March 1658, Josiah Southwick, John Small, and
John Burton were arrested for being Quakers, at
Dedham, Mass., while on their way to Rhode Island
to provide homes for themselves and families and
to escape from the intolerant persecutions of the
Puritans. They were released and resumed their
journey.--Felt's Annals of Salem, Vol. 2, p. 581.

Dec. 30, 1670. Josiah Southwick bought of Richard
Bishop 10 acres in North Fields, Salem,--Salem

March 8, 1659. Josiah Southwick bought of John
Putnam 100 acres of land lying on North
Neck.--Salem Records. 

April 9, 1703. Josiah, now of Northampton, in New
West Jersey, but formerly of Salem, eldest son,
heir and administrator to estate of my father
Josiah, late of Salem, to Daniel Jr., and
Lawrence Southwick, 
(*) Nathaniel Green, a preacher of the Society of
Friends or 
Quakers, father of Gen. Nathaniel Green, of the
married Cassandra Mott, daughter of Cassandra
Southwick and 
Jacob Mott, for his second wife. 

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Salem, the Bishop lot in North Field, containing 10 acres,
etc.--Essex Co. Deeds, Vol. 15, p. 179. 

May 13, 1727. James Southwick, son of Josiah, of township of
Northamoton, County of Burlington, New Jersey; Ruth, wife of
said James, and daughter of James Simonds, late of Salem,
Mass., joiner; William Cranmer of said Northampton, and Ruth
his wife, and daughter of said Josiah; appeared before me,
Samuel Bustill, Notary and Tabellion Publick, and made their
brother Josiah, eldest son and heir of said Josiah by Ruth his
wife, to be their lawful attorney to collect all the legacies
bequeathed unto the children of Josiah Southwick wherever the
same may be found, etc., etc.--Essex Co. Deeds, Vol. 49, p.


DANIEL SOUTHWICK2, (Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Caasandra,
born 1637; baptized in First Church Salem, Mass., Feb. 21,
1640-41; married, Feb, 23, 1663, Esther Boyce, daughter of
Joseph Sr., and Eleanor Boyce. Children: 

28. Lawrence3, born 1664; died 1717-18; married Tamson Buffum,

29. Esther3, born June 26, 1665; married James Buxton. 
31. Elizabeth3, (called Betty), born June 24, 1668;
30. Hannah3, born Aug. 7, 1667; married Thomas Buffington. 
32. Daniel3, born March 25, 1671, died 1732-33; married
33. Eleanor3, born June 25, 1674; married (???)Osborn. 
34. Mercy3, born 1676; married John Osborn. 

April 13, 1685. Daniel and wife Esther deed to Deliverance
Parkman.--Salem Records. 

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To the God of all sure mercies let my blessing rise to-day, 
From the scoffer and the cruel He hath plucked the spoil
He who cooled the furnace around the faithful three, 
And tamed the Chaldean Lions, hath set His handmaid free! 

Last night I saw the sunset melt through my prison bars, 
Last night across my damp earth floor fell the pale gleam of
In the coldness and the darkness all through the long night
My grated casement whitened with Autumn's early rime. 

Alone, in that dark sorrow, hour after hour crept by; 
Star after star looked palely in and sank adown the sky; 
No sound amid night's stillness, save that which seemed to be 
The dull and heavy beating of the pulses of the sea; 

All night I sat unsleeping, for I knew that on the morrow 
The ruler and the cruel priest would mock me in my sorrow, 
Dragged to their place of market, and bargained for and sold, 
Like a lamb before the shambles, like a heifer from the fold! 

Oh, the weakness of the flesh was there--the shrinking and the

And the low voice of the Tempter like whispers to me came: 
"Why sit'st thou thus forlornly!" the wicked murmur said, 
"Damp walls thy bower of beauty, cold earth thy maiden bed? 

"Where be the smiling faces, and voices soft and sweet, 
Seen in thy father's dwelling, heard in the pleasant street? 
Where be the youths, whose glances the summer Sabbath 
Turned tenderly and timidly unto thy father's pew? 

"Why sit'st thou here, Cassandra ?--Bethink thee with what
Thy happy schoolmates gather around the warm bright hearth; 
How the crimson shadows tremble on foreheads white and fair, 
On eyes of merry girlhood, half hid in golden hair. 

Not for thee the hearth-fire brightens, not for thee kind
are spoken, 
Not for thee the nuts of Wenham woods by laughing boys are 
No first-fruits of the orchard within thy lap are laid, 
For thee no flowers of Autumn the youthful hunters braid. 

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"Oh! weak, deluded maiden!--by crazy fancies led, 
With wild and raving railers an evil path to tread; 
To leave a wholesome worship, and teachings pure and sound; 
And mate with maniac women, loose-haired and sack-cloth-bound.

"Mad scoffers of the priesthood, who mock at things divine, 
Who rail against the pulpit, and holy bread and wine; 
Sore from their cart-tail scourgings, and from the pillory
Rejoicing in their wretchedness, and glorying in their shame. 

"And what a fate awaits thee?--a sadly toiling slave, 
Dragging the slowly lengthening chain of bondage to the grave!

Think of thy woman's nature, subdued in hopeless thrall, 
The easy prey of any, the scoff and scorn of all." 

Oh!--ever as the Tempter spoke, and feeble Nature's fears 
Wrung drop by drop the scalding flow of unavailing tears, 
I wrestled down the evil thoughts, and strove in silent
To feel, oh, Helper of the weak!--that thou indeed wert there!

I thought of Paul and Silas, within Philippi's cell, 
And how from Peter's sleeping limbs the prison shackles fell, 
Till I seemed to hear the trailing of an angel's robe of
And to feel a blessed presence invisible to sight. 

Bless the Lord for all His mercies! for the peace and love I
Like dew of Hermon's holy hill, upon my spirit melt; 
When, "Get behind me, Satan!" was the language of my heart, 
And I felt the Evil Tempter with all his doubts depart. 

Slow broke the gray cold morning; again the sunshine fell, 
Flecked with the shade of bar and grate within my lonely cell;

The hoar frost melted on the wall, and upward from the street 
Came careless laugh and idle word, and tread of passing feet. 

At length the heavy bolts fell back, my door was open cast, 
And slowly at the sheriff's side, up the long street I passed;

I heard the murmur round me, and felt, but dared not see 
How, from every door and window, the people gazed on me. 

And doubt and fear fell on me, shame burned upon my cheek, 
Swam earth and sky around me, my trembling limbs grew weak: 
"Oh, Lord! support thy handmaid; and from her soul cast out 
The fear of man, which brings a snare--the weakness and the 

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Then the dreary shadows scattered like a cloud in morning's 
And a low deep voice within me seemed to whisper words like 
"Though thy earth be as the iron, and thy heaven a brazen
Trust still His loving kindness whose power is over all." 

We paused at length, where at my feet the sun-lit waters broke

On glaring reach of shining beach, and shingly wall of rock; 
The merchant-ships lay idly there, in hard clear lines on
Tracing with rope and slender spar their net-work on the sky. 

And there were ancient citizens, cloak-wrapt and grave and
And grim and stout sea-captains with faces bronzed and old, 
And on his horse, with Rawson, his cruel clerk at hand, 
Sat dark and haughty Endicott, the ruler of the land. 

And poisoning with his evil words the ruler's ready ear, 
The priest leaned o'er his saddle, with laugh and scoff and
It stirred my soul, and from my lips the seal of silence
As if through woman's weakness a warning spirit spoke. 

I cried, "The Lord rebuke thee, thou smiter of the meek, 
Thou robber of the righteous, thou trampler of the weak! 
Go light the dark, cold hearth-stone -- go turn the prison
Of the poor hearts thou hast hunted, thou wolf amid the

Dark lowered the brows of Endicott, and with a deeper red 
O'er Rawson's wine-empurpled cheek the flush of anger spread; 
"Good people," quoth the white-lipped priest, "heed not her 
words so wild, 
Her master speaks within her--the devil owns his child! 

But gray heads shook, and young brows knit, the while the
That law the wicked rulers against the poor have made, 
Who to their house of Rimmon the idol priesthood bring 
No bended knee of worship nor gainful offering. 

Then to the stout sea-captains the sheriff turning said: 
"Which of ye, worthy seamen, will take this Quaker maid? 
In the Isle of fair Barbadoes, or on Virginia's shore, 
You may hold her at a higher price than Indian girl or Moor." 

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Grim and silent stood the captains; and when again he cried, 
Speak out my worthy seamen!"--no voice, no sign replied; 
But I felt a hard hand press my own, and kind words met my
"God bless thee and preserve thee, my gentle girl and dear!" 

A weight seemed lifted from my heart,--a pitying friend was 
I felt it in his hard, rough hand, I saw it in his eye; 
And when again the sheriff spoke, that voice, so kind to me. 
Growled back its stormy answer like the roaring of the sea: 

"Pile my ship with bars of silver--pack with coins of Spanish 
From keel-piece up to deck-plank, the roomage of her hold, 
By the living God who made me!--I would sooner in your bay 
Sink ship and crew and cargo, than bear this child away!" 

"Well answered, worthy captain, shame on their cruel laws!" 
Ran through the crowds in murmurs loud the people's just
"Like the herdsman of Tekoa, in Israel of old, 
Shall we see the poor and righteous again for silver sold?" 

I looked on haughty Endicott; with weapon half way drawn. 
Swept round the throng his lion glare of bitter hate and
Fiercely he drew his bridle rein, and turned in silence back, 
And sneering priest and baffled clerk rode murmuring in his

Hard after them the sheriff looked, in bitterness of soul; 
Thrice smote his staff upon the ground, and crushed his
"Good friends," he said, "since both have fled, the ruler and
Judge ye, if from their further work I be not well released." 

Loud was the cheer which, full and clear, swept round the
As, with kind words and kinder looks, he bade me go my way; 
For He who turns the courses of the streamlet of the glen, 
And the river of great waters, had turned the hearts of men. 

Oh, at that hour the very earth seemed changed beneath my eye,

A holier wonder round me rose the blue walls of the sky, 
A lovelier light on rock and hill, and stream and woodland
And softer lapsed on sunnier sands the waters of the bay. 

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Thanksgiving to the Lord of life!--to Him, all praises be, 
Who from the hands of evil men hath set His handmaid free; 
All praise to Him before whose power the mighty are afraid, 
Who takes the crafty in the snare, which for the poor is laid!

Sing, oh, my soul, rejoicingly, on evening's twilight calm 
Uplift the loud thanksgiving--pour forth the grateful psalm; 
Let all dear hearts with me rejoice, as did the saints of old,

When of the Lord's good angel the rescued Peter told. 

And weep and howl, ye evil priests and mighty men of wrong, 
The Lord shall smite the proud and lay His hand upon the
Wo to the wicked rulers in His avenging hour! 
Wo to the wolves who seek the flocks to raven and devour; 

But let the humble ones arise,--the poor in heart be glad, 
And let the mourning ones again with robes of praise be clad. 
For he who cooled the furnace, and smoothed the stormy wave, 
And tamed the Chaldean lions, is mighty still to save! 

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SAMUEL SOUTHWICK3, (John2, Lawrence1), son of John 1st, and
Sarah Tidd, born Feb. 19, 1658; died, 1709-10; married Mary
(???). Children: 

39. Samuel 2d4, born Jan. 30, 1688-89, died before 1709. 
40. Ebenezer4, born Nov. 1690; married first, Sarah Proctor,
1724, no children; second, Mary Whitman, 1727. 
41. Hannah4, born Feb. 24, 1691-92. 
42. Jonathan4, born about 1694; married Elizabeth Dowty, Dec. 
16, 1727. 
43. Benjamin4, born 1696; went to New Salem and was there 
June 9, 1743; married Abigail Burt, 1722. 
44. David4, born 1701; was over 90 when he died; married 
Thankful Grigg. 
45. Mercy4, born 1698. 
46. Mary4, born 1700; married Henry Hutchins, Oct. 16, 1736. 
47. Elizabeth4, born 1702. 
48. Provided4, born 1704; married John Carroll, Oct. 26, 1728.

Inventory of Samuel Southwick's estate taken March 13,
1709-10. Administration granted to wife Mary and eldest son
living, Ebenezer, Dec. 27, 1711. All the children except
Samuel and Ebenezer are named in the division of the estate. 

Jonathan, David and Lemuel went to Williamstown, Mass., also
Ichabod and Jesse, from New Salem Mass. 

Received of my brother Ebenezer Southwick, thirty-four pounds,
bills of credit, and is in full for my portion 

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due from the estate of my honored father and mother, Samuel
and Mary Southwick, both late of Salem and I hearby aquit the
said estate from any claim or demand that I or any of my
heirs, administrators, executors or assigns, shall make
against said estate forever hearafter. Salem June 19, 1740. 

her mark. 
Witness my hand, MARY ?? SOUTHWICK. 
Inventory of Samuel Southwick, late of Salem, 
son of John Southwick. 

One end of an old house and 29 akers of land, œ145; one horse,
œ1, 10 s.; two oxin, œ5, 10 s.; nine sheape, œ2, 14 s.; three
kows, œ5, 5 s.; two small stears, œ3; one yearlin, 15 s.; one
cart and wheals, œ2; one sled, 4 s.; one old axe and old
pitchfork, 2 s.; one draft chane, 7 s.; oxin and horse
tacklin, 5 s.; one beatel and wedges, 5 s.; one plow, 6 s.;
old eyron, 3 s.; one how, 1 s., 6 d.; one bedsted and small
bed and couvering, œ3; his weareing close, œ2, 8 s., 6 d.; one
warming-pan, 9 s.; pewter and earthin, 4 s.; eyron cittle
(iron kettle), pot, frying pan and tramel and feyer (fire) pan
and tongs, œ1, 4 s., one eyron box and heaters and lamps, 4
s.; old wheals and cheast, one table and tubs, one box and
pale, œ1, 6 s., 6 d.; one bridel, sadel, one bed &c., œ1; one
table and cradle, 6 s.; about 10 lbs. of fethers, 15 s.; in
the sealla (cellar) 20 lbs. tobaco, 6 s.; barils, 6 s.; one
end of old house, œ6; sundries, œ2, 14 s.; one bridel and
sadel, 12 s.; one bed &c., on ye bed in ye chambers, œ1;
total, œ188, 2 s., 6 d. March ye 13th day, 1709-10. 

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ELEANOR SOUTHWICK3, (Daniel2, Lawrence1), daughter of Daniel
and Esther Boyce, born June 25, 1674, died before 1718-19;
married (???) Osborn. 

Their children were: 

49. Samuel4. 
50. Eleanor4. 
51. Hannah4. 
52. Joseph4. 
53. Mercy4 S. 
54. Esther4. 
55. John4. 
56. Mary4. 


JOHN SOUTHWICK, 2d3, (John2, Lawrence1), son of John 1st and
Hannah Flint, widow, born 1667, died 1742-43, was a
blacksmith; married in 1688 widow Hannah Follett, daughter of
Robert and Persis Black. His will was proved Nov. 24, 1743.

57. John 3d4, born Dec. 1689, baptized May 1690; married Mary 
Trask, Jan. 8, 1710. 
58. Joseph4, born Jan. 1, 1690-91, died Oct. 1, 1691. 
59. Sarah4, born Feb. 9, 1693-94, 
60. Abraham4, born July 27, 1696; married Sarah (???). 
61. Hannah4, born Nov. 6, 1698. 
62. Benjamin4, born Jan. 22, 1701-2; married Sarah Southwick 
daughter of Isaac and Anna. 
63. Isaac4, born Sept. 23, 1704; married Esther Clark, of
Me. June 5, 1731. 


ISAAC SOUTHWICK3, (John2, Lawrence1), son of John 1st, and
Hannah Flint, widow, born Jan. 27, 

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1670; married, 1691, Anna (???). They were at Reading in 1696.
Their Children: 

64. Anna4, born 1694; married Jonathan Herbert, 1713. 
65. Sarah4, born and died 1696. 
66. Sarah4, born 1699; married Benjamin Southwick. 
67. Isaac, Jr.4, born 1703; married Mary Dalton, April 12,
68. Mehitable4, born 1706; married Ebenezer Weston, 1726. 

Isaac, Jr., born in 1703, lived in the east part of West
Parish of Reading, and owned the farm now (1877) owned by Eben
D. Symonds.--History of Reading. 


LAWRENCE SOUTHWICK3, (Daniel2 Lawrence1), son of Daniel and
Esther Boyce, born in Salem, 1664; died, 1718. Married, Aug.
4, 1704, Tamson Buffum, daughter of Caleb Buffum. Children: 

69. Daniel4, born 1705, died Nov. 19, 1776: married Ruth
and moved to Mendon (now Uxbridge) in 1742. He was 
a tanner and farmer, and a distinguished preacher of the 
Society of Friends, of Mendon, Mass. 
70. Josiah 3d4, born 1707, was a tailor: married Mary (???). 
71. Caleb4, born 1709; married Ruth Gould, daughter of Thomas 
and Abigail Gould of Charlestown, Mass., on April 8, 
1732. Caleb was a blacksmith. 
72. Lawrence4, born Jan. 11, 1711; went to Dighton Mass. He 
was a shoe maker and was at Dighton, Dec. 26, 1739. 
73. Esther4, born 1712; was upwards of 14 years of age in
when she sold her brother Daniel her share in estate of her 
parents, Lawrence and Tamson. She married Ephraim 
Silsbee, a blacksmith at Boston. 
74. Joseph4, born 1716, died June 1, 1791; married Bethia
of Uxbridge Mass., March. 31, 1739. He was a tanner 
at Salem, Mass. 

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75. David4, born 1714; Went to Dudley Mass.; married Hannah 
(???), 1735. 

Lawrence's real estate divided by will between widow Tamson
and children Joseph, Josiah, David, Caleb, Lawrence and Esther
Southwick. Administration granted brother Daniel, Jan. 2,

April 12, 1712. Benjamin Gerrish of Salem deeds to Lawrence
Southwick of Salem a certain piece of land, salt marsh, within
the limits of a field known by the name of Southfield,
containing one acre and a half. 

1716. John Brown of Reading deeds to Daniel and Lawrence
Southwick seven acres situated in the township of Lynn. 

Oct. 30, 1739. Josiah and wife Mary, deed to brother Daniel
their interest in his father Lawrence's and mother Tamson's
estate.--Salem Records. 


SOLOMON SOUTHWICK3, (Josiah2, Lawrence1,) son of Josiah and
Mary (???), born, 1672; married probably in 1712. Children: 

76. Hannah4, born 1713; married Wm. Jeffries, Oct. 22, 1739. 
77. Mary4, (called Molly) born 1715; married Wm. West, 1739. 
78. Ruth4, born 1717; married Henry Brightman of Portsmouth 
R. I., Dec. 26, 1751. 
79. Joseph4, born 1719, died Sept. 15, 1779, age 60 yrs.;
Mary Pitman, 1739. 
80. Martha4, born 1722; married Jos. Davol of Portsmouth, R.
81. Jeremiah4, born 1725; married Elizabeth Sheffield, 1766. 
82. Elizabeth4, born 1728; married Peter Wilkey, Oct. 1767. 

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83. Solomon4, born 1731, died Dec. 23, 1797; married Ann
nee Gardner, June 20, 1796, born 1748, died Feb. 
22, 1783. 

Ann (Gardner) Carpenter was the daughter of Lieut. Gov. John
Gardner of R. I. 

Solomon was in Rhode Island, Nov. 22, 1711, as per deed
recorded at Salem, Mass., and dated at R. I. given to Joseph
Boyce, Jr., for 8 acres of land in glass house field, and
mentions that it was a part of his father Josiah's homstead. 


JOSIAH SOUTHWICK3, (Josiah2, Lawrence1), son of Josiah and
Mary Southwick, was born in Salem, Mass., 1660, and died
before 1714, at Northampton Burlington Co., New Jersey.
Married Ruth Symonds, daughter of James and Elizabeth
(Browning) Symonds of Salem, born Feb. 19, 1663. They moved to
Northampton, Burlington Co., N. J., about 1702, and prior to
April 9, 1703, as per deed to eldest son Josiah. Their
children were: 

84. Josiah 3d4, born probably 1686. 
85. James4, born probably 1689. 
86. Ruth4, born probably 1692, married William Cranmer of 
Northampton, Burlington Co., New Jersey, 1716. 

May 13, 1727. James Southwick, William Cranmer and wife Ruth
and her mother Ruth and Josiah Southwick, attorney for above,
of Northampton, Burlington Co., N. J., settled their father
Josiah's estate in Salem, Mass. 

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DANIEL SOUTHWICK, JR.3, (Daniel2, Lawrence1), called "the
husbandman," son of Daniel and Esther (Boyce), born March 25,
1671; died, 1732-33. Married in 1696, Jane (???). 

87, Jonathan, Jr.4, born 1697, died Aug. 28, 1786; married
Osborn, 1735. 
87a. Elizabeth4, born 1702; married Jonathan Buxton, 1742. 
87b. Hannah4, born 1704; married (???) Girdler, 1724. 
87c. John4, (Shop-keeper) born 1709: married Mary Buffum, Dec.

12, 1730. daughter of Samuel and Mary Gaskill. 
88. Daniel4, born 1721, died 1804; married Ruth Mussey, Dec. 
12, 1742. 

Daniel was appointed administrator of his brother Lawrence's
estate in 1718. 

Daniel bequeathed by will, 1732, to his wife Jane and to his
sons John, Jonathan and Daniel, and to his daughters Hannah
(Girdler) and Elizabeth, (Buxton), and he gives to his
daughter Elizabeth, his Negro girl. Will proved Feb. 14,

1739. Jonathan moved from Salem to Mendon, now Blackstone,

1733-34. Daniel (and Esther his mother) deed to John and
Jonathan Southwick "two acres of land situate in 'Lin,' being
in the 2d division of the great common land." 

Jan. 18, 1748. John Southwick Jr., shop-keeper, deed to James
Buffington.--Salem Records. 

March 24, 1729-30. Elias Trask of Salem deed to Daniel
Sonthwick, Jr., three poles of land situated in Salem. 

Feb. 28, 1738. John Southwick of Salem binds 

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himself to pay all the sums of money and perform
all the duties intrusted to Jonathan by the last
will of their father Daniel, late of Salem,
deceased, duly proved etc., bearing date June 5,


CASSANDRA SOUTHWICK3, (Josiah2, Lawrence1),
daughter of Josiah and Mary, born 1680,(*) died
about 1719; married in 1713 Jacob Mott (born
1661), and was his second wife. Children: 

89. Cassandra4, born Nov. 1, 1714. 
90. Dorcas4, born March 1, 1716. 
91. Ann4, born Oct. 22, 1718. 

Jacob Mott married first wife, Rest Perry, 1707.
Children: Mary, born April 25, 1708; married
Nathaniel Green, son of Jabez and Mary, April 18,
1739. Nathaniel Green was a preacher of the
Society of Friends. Rest, born Nov. 29, 1709;
married Thomas Rider. 

Jacob Mott's third wife was Mary Easton, whom he
married Nov. 3, 1719. Children: Maria, born July
21, 1720; Jacob, born July 6, 1722; John, born
May 2, 1725; Eliza, or Elizabeth, born Sept. 1,

General Nathaniel Green of the Revolution, was
son of Nathaniel the preacher of Friends, or
(*) On page 75 please note corrections as
21. Cassandra, born 1680; 27. Hopestill, born

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EBENEZER SOUTHWICK4, (Samuel3, John2, Lawrence1), son of
Samuel 1st and Mary, born Nov. 9, 1690. Married first, April
9, 1724, Sarah Proctor; no children. Second, Mary Whitman,
Oct. 18, 1727. Children: 

92. Sarah5, born May 24, 1728; married Joseph Stacey, May 13, 
93. Mary5, born Dec. 22, 1729; married (???) Upton. 
94. Lois5, born March 3, 1733. 
95. Ebenezer5, born Feb. 3, 1736, died Jan. 8, 1820; married
Orr, 1758 (Town records, Jan. 23, 1734-35). Susanna 
born Feb. 2, 1735, died Aug. 9, 1811. 
96 Hannah5, born 1738; married (???) Lefavour. 
97. Lydia5, born 1740, baptized Aug. 24, 1760, died before

Ebenezer, son of Samuel and Mary, wills, Nov. 9, 1771, to Mary
my wife, my Negro named Primas, and northeast end of dwelling,
for her and my dear daughter Lois to dwell in. He gives to son
Ebenezer among other legacies, his land and rights in
Townsend, Middlesex County, and southwest end of dwelling
house; to my daughter Sarah Stacey œ24; daughter Mary Upton
œ28; daughter Lois œ28; to granddaughter of Hannah Lefavor,
daughters of my daughter Hannah, deceased, œ30. 

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Salem, March 28, 1747. 
I order written promise to pay to James Lindale, or order,
Twenty shillings, new tenor, for hyre of two rights in great
pasture and twenty-four eggs from time to time. April, 1747. 



DAVID SOUTHWICK4, (Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of
Lawrence and Tamson (Buffum) Southwick, born probably 1714;
married probably in 1735, Hannah (???). Children, as per
records Congregational church, New Salem, Mass.: 

98. Samuel5, born Nov. 19, 1736; baptized Dec 19, 1742, at N. 
99. Hannah5, born Aug. 24, 1739. 
100. Sarah5, born 1742. 

As per Town records from Dudley, Mass., moved to New Salem,

Samuel Southwick and wife were admitted as members of the
Congregational church, New Salem, in 1795. 

Sarah married first, Nathan Eaton; second, Nathan Daniels,
probably in 1762. 


JONATHAN SOUTHWICK4, (Samuel3, John2, Lawrence1), son of
Samuel 1st and Mary, born 1694. Married Elizabeth Dowty, Sept.
17, 1727. Their children were: 

101. Jesse5, born 1728; married Copia Wright, 1760. 

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102. Ichabod5, born 1730. 
103. Mary5, born 1732. 
104. Rebecca5, born 1734. 
105. Samuel5, born 1736, married Hannah (???) and joined the 
106. Lemuel5, born 1738. 
107. Jonathan5, born 1740. 
108. Elizabeth5, born Aug. 9, 1741. 

Ichabod and Jesse settled in South Williamstown, Mass.,
Ichabod clearing up a farm on Green River, now one of the very
best farms in town. Jesse lived still further south on one of
the brooks which form Green River. Ichabod was a prominent man
in 1770, for he is in a list of house-holders of that
date.--Prof. Perry's History of Williamstown, Mass. 

Also we find upon examining the deeds and commoners records in
the town clerk's office of Benson, Vermont, that David, Jesse
and Ichabod were three of the original proprietors to whom the
charter of the town was granted, May 5, 1780; also that
Ichabod Southwick of Williamstown, Mass., conveyed land in
Benson, Vermont, to Elic Cobb, Sept. 16, 1782.--Perley Derby's
tracings of Southwick Genealogy. 

Prof. Kellogg in his account of Williamstown, Mass., published
in Dr. Field's "Berkshire County," says Jesse and Ichabod
Southwick came from New Salem and settled in this town as
early as 1763. 


DAVID SOUTHWICK4, (Samuel3, John2, Lawrence1), son of Samuel
1st, and Mary, born in Salem, Mass., 

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1701, died 1792, over 90 years of age; married Thankful Davis
Griggs, in 1726. They had one child: 

109. Samuel5, born 1727, married Abigal Warner, about 1755. 

David and Thankful were living in Williamstown Mass. in 1799
and were then members of the First Congregational church; Rev.
Seth Swift was pastor at that time. 

Dudley, Mass., April 5, 1740. 
Received of my brother, Ebenezer Southwick Ten pounds in full
for my portion due from the estate of my father and mother,
Samuel and Mary Southwick both late of Salem, Mass., and I
hereby release all claim against said estate. 



JOHN SOUTHWICK4, (Samuel3, John2, Lawrence1), son of John and
Hannah (Follet) Southwick; born Dec. 13, 1688; lived in
Danvers; will proved Oct. 7, 1771; married Mary Trask, Jan. 8,
1710. Children: 

110. John5, born 1710; made will Jan. 4, 1785, will proved
Feb. 8, 
1785. married Elizabeth Wilson. 
111. William5, born 1715, died before 1767; married Sarah
King, Aug. 6, 1748. 
112. Mary5, born 1717, died Sept. 24, 1796; married Ebenezer 
King, March 23, 1734. 
113. Anna5, born 1719; married Zachariah King, Nov. 9, 1736. 
114. Elizabeth5, born 1721; married Robert Wilson Jr., May 26,

115. Joseph5, born 1723; married Mary Wilson, April 23, 1743. 
116. George5, born about 1736, will made June 6, 1803, proved,

July 19, 1808. 

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Sept. 10, 1735 John Southwick and wife Mary deed to Joseph
Very.-- Salem Records. 

Nov. 27, 1735. John Southwick and wife Mary deed to Abraham
Southwick.-- Salem Records. 

May 5, 1747. John Southwick and wife Mary deed to James
Buffum.-- Salem Records. 


ISAAC SOUTHWICK4, (Samuel3, John2, Lawrence1), son of John and
Hannah (Follett) Southwick, born Sept. 23, 1704, baptized Oct.
4, 1705; will dated Sept. 27, 1774, proved April 3, 1780.
Married, June 5, 1731, Esther Clark, of Wells, Me. Children: 

117. Isaac5, born 1732, baptized June 24, 1733, middle
married Elizabeth (???) and moved to Amherst, N. H. 
118. Nathaniel5, born 1734, baptized May 28, 1738. 
119. Esther5, born 1736, baptized June 15, 1740. 
120. John5, born 1738, baptized May 6, 1744. 
121. Susanna5, born 1740; married (???) Jafrey. 
122. Benjamin5, born 1742. 

April 5, 1729. Isaac Southwick bought of Abraham Loge.-- Salem

April 22, 1742. Isaac Southwick sold Jonathan Boyce.-- Salem

May 20, 1767. Isaac Southwick sold Joseph Southwick Jr.,
tanner.--Salem Records. 


SOLOMON SOUTHWICK4, (Solomon3, Josiah2, Lawrence1), son of
Solomon, born 1731, died Dec. 23, 1797, aged 66 years.
Married, June 20, 1769, widow 

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Ann Carpenter, daughter of Lieut. Gov. John Gardner of R. I.,
born 1748, died Feb, 22, 1783. Children: 

123. Elizabeth Ann5, born April 10, 1770, married first,
Woodman; second, James Chace. 
124. John P.5, born March 30, 1771; went to sea very young and

was never heard from. 
125. Mary5, born July 20, 1772, died four days after birth. 
126. Henry Collins5, born July 20, 1772, died 1821, married
(or Margaret) Wool. 
127. Solomon5, born Dec. 25, 1773; died Nov. 18, 1839, at
N. Y. Married Jane Barber of Albany, N. Y., March 31, 
128. Wilmarth5, born 1775; married Mrs. Hannah Churchill, 
Nov. 20, 1800. 

Solomon4, was one of a committee of four to receive Gen.
Washington at Newport R. I., March, 1781. Viz: Christopher
Ellery, William Channing, Wilson Taggart, Solomon Southwick. 

Colonial Records R. I., 1776. Solomon Southwick paid by State
œ2, 16 shillings for paper for printing Rules of the Army. 

Feb. 1778. Solomon Southwick was appointed Deputy Commissioner
General of issues of R. I. 

Ann Gardner, daughter of Lieut. Gov. John Gardner, married
Willett Carpenter, July 1, 1764. 

About 1764, Solomon Southwick purchased of the heirs of James
Franklin the printing establishment of the Newport Mercury, R.

On the following page will be found a transcript and outline
of a two pound Colonial Currency note printed by Southwick and

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Forty Shillings.


THIS bill is equal to FORTY SHILLINGS in lawful silver money,
and shall be received in all payments within this State,
agreeable to an act passed by the General Assembly of said
state, at their May sessions, holden at the city of Newport,
A. D., 1785. 

Jonathan Hazard, | 
2 œ. N. Knight, | Committee. 
Samuel Allen, | 

Two Pounds.

Printed by


Death to Counterfeit.

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Newport, March 1, 1793. 
For Eighty Silver Dollars, which I hereby
acknowledge to have received, I now sell, set
over and deliver to Joseph Southwick, my mahogany
printing press with everything thereunto
belonging and now in possession of Capt. Geo.
Cornell, of this Town, as witness my hand signed.


July 20, 1774. The Legislature of Rhode Island
met oftener, and each session brought up
questions of great moment. Solomon Southwick of
Newport had just published "Lord Somer's judgment
of whole Kingdoms and Nations concerning the
Rights, Powers and Prerogatives of Kings, and the
Rights, Privileges and properties of the people,"
and as the legislators of R. I. read this
inculcation of resisting evil and destructive
Princes, they felt their own resolution
strengthened and saw the path of duty plainer to
their eyes. All began to feel that "the time was
near approaching when they must gird on their
Swords and ride forth to meet their
Enemies."(*)--G. W. Green's Life of Gen.
Nathaniel Green, p. 74. 


IN 1783 represented to the assembly of Rhode
Island that during the war, owing to the active
part he took early in the war, he was compelled
to leave the Island with his family and wandered
for (14) fourteen months, during which time he
was put to a cost of 
(*) Forces Archives, published in Connecticut. 

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($5.000) five thousand silver dollars. That before the war he
had bought two houses of Samuel Marryott, which were pulled
down by the enemy. At this time he had half paid for the
houses and could have paid the balance at any time in paper
money, but he could not in conscience do this, as he thought
to do so would be wrong. That he was then confined in a single
chamber a prisoner on an obligation he gave Marryott for
($170) one hundred and seventy dollars. That at this time he
was greatly distressed with a nervous disorder, and had been
for several months, and there was no possibility of his
recovery, but with the aid of good air and free exercise. That
he has all the books and papers as Deputy Commissary General
of this department for upwards of four years. He prayed that
he might be set at liberty as it was absolutely impossible for
him to pay his debts. He asked for two months to compound with
his creditors. The assembly gave him the liberty of his house
and the back yard. 

In October 1784, Solomon Southwick represented to the assembly
that he had been a prisoner for debt for more than (13)
thirteen months; that he had lost several thousand dollars by
the war and could not collect one-tenth part of the debts due
him; that his two houses had been destroyed by the enemy; that
he had made proposals to his creditors which most of them were
willing to accept; but his committing creditor would not come
to any terms; wherefore he prayed to be liberated. Prayer
granted, liberated from prison, and no action was to be

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against him for five years.--J. M. K. Southwick, per Hon.
William P. Sheffield, about Solomon the Printer at Newport. 

From NEWPORT ILLUSTRATED, by George O. Mason.

THE first newspaper published in Newport was issued in 1732 by
James Franklin, elder brother of Dr. Benj. Franklin. It was a
small sheet, the size of ordinary letter paper, and was
printed on a press brought from Boston, which was imported by
James Franklin, and was long standing in the office of the
Newport Mercury. 

On the 14th of Feb. 1734-35, James Franklin died, aged 38,
after a long indisposition. The printing office he left to his
son James, then a child. On the 12th of June, 1758, the son
issued the first number of the Newport Mercury. He was
assisted in the management of it by his mother, Ann Franklin,
and in a few years, James having left Newport for some cause
never made known, and never to return, her imprint alone
appeared on the paper. The daughter of Mrs. Franklin having
married one Samuel Hall, the Mercury was made over to him, and
subsequently it was transferred to Solomon Southwick, who
published it until December 1776, when it was discontinued for
a time. Southwick, fearing the British, who were preparing to
land on the Island, would destroy the property, to preserve
his press and types, then standing in the office on Queen
Street, near the middle of the parade ground, from falling
into their hands, they 

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were removed to the rear of the old building on Broad Street,
known as the Kilburn house, where they were buried in the
garden. The fact that the property was so secreted was made
known to the Commander of the British troops, who caused it to
be removed to the building known as the Vaughan house, making
the north corner of parade and Thames Street, where in the
chambers one John Howe, who was known as printer to his
Majesty, regularly issued the Rhode Island Gazette during
1777, 1778 and 1779, copies of which papers can now be seen at
the Redwood Library at Newport. After the war the property was
purchased by Mr. Henry Barber, and the Mercury was again
issued January 1, 1780. It continued in the possession of the
Barber family for over seventy years, having been owned by
father, son and grandson in succession. It is now the property
of Messrs. Coggeshall and Pratt in 1879. 


Pursuant to a resolution of Congress of Jan. 13, 1778, last,
Solomon Southwick, Esq., is appointed Deputy Commissary
General of issues within this state.--Colonial Records of R.
I. Vol. 8, p. 356. 

June, 1780. At the request of Col. Christopher Greene, it is
voted and resolved that Solomon Southwick, Esq., commissary of
issues in this state be, and is hereby empowered to receive of
Capt. Samuel Carr one hundred and fifty bushels of Indian corn
(being part of the rent of the farm in Exeter which he 

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hires of the state) for the use of the continental troops in
this state; that the same be delivered by the said Samuel Carr
at Bissells Mill; and that it be considered as part of the
supplies of this state.--p. 81. 

June, 1780. It is voted and resolved that Solomon Southwick,
Esq., Deputy Commissary General of issues; be, and is hereby
empowered to receive of Charles Holden, Esq., Commissary of
purchases of this state, such quantities of provisions and
other supplies from time to time as may be necessary for the
supply of the troops in this state.--p. 124. 

July, 1780. It is voted and resolved that Charles Holden,
Esq., Commissary of purchases in this state be, and is hereby
directed to furnish and supply Solomon Southwick, Esq., Deputy
Commissary General of issues, with the necessary provisions
and liquors for the Hon. Major General Heath and his family
while in this state.--p. 162. 

Oct., 1780. And whereas the army is in want of bread, it is
voted and resolved that Solomon Southwick, Esq., D. C. G. I.,
be, and he is hereby directed to receive the said corn, that
he receive such a proportion thereof if new, as will make it
equal to merchantable corn and that the same be charged
against the United States as part of this state's quota of
supplies.--p. 254. 

Whereas Col. John Cooke hath represented unto this assembly
that he has a quantity of corn ready to be delivered to the
state on account of rent due on the lease of the said estate
on the Island of Prudence, late belonging to Joseph Wanton,

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With a Biography of Printers, and Account of Newspapers." 
By Isaiah Thomas. 

SOLOMON SOUTHWICK was born in Newport R. I., but was not
brought up to the business of printing. He was the son of a
fisherman, and when a lad assisted his father in selling fish
in the market-place. The attention he paid to that employment,
the comeliness of his person, and the evidence he gave of a
sprightly genius, attracted the notice of the worthy Henry
Collins, who at that time was said to be the most wealthy
citizen in Newport, one of the first mercantile characters in
New England and greatly distinguished in the Colony of Rhode
Island for philanthropy and benevolence. Mr. Collins took a
number of illiterate boys whose parents were poor, under his
patronage, and gave each an education suited to his capacity,
several of whom became distinguished in the learned
professions. Among the objects of his care and liberality was
young Southwick, who was placed at the Academy at Philadelphia
and there provided for till he had completed his studies. Mr.
Collins then established him as a merchant with a partner by
the name of Clarke. Southwick and Clarke did business on an
extensive scale; they built several vessels and were engaged
in trade to London and elsewhere: but eventually they became
bankrupts and their partnership was dissolved. After this
misfortune Southwick married a daughter of Col. John Gardner,
who for several years had been Governor of the Colony, and by
this marriage he became possessed of a handsome 

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estate. About this time Samuel Hall, who had a desire to leave
Newport for Salem, offered his printing establishment for
sale. Southwick became the purchaser in March, 1768, and
succeeded to the business of Hall. He continued the
publication of the Newport Mercury, and made some attempts at
book printing. He published for his own sale several small
volumes, but the turbulence of the times checked his progress
in this branch of printing. Southwick discovered a sincere and
warm attachment to the interest of the country. He was a firm
Whig and sensible and spirited writer, and in other respects
was qualified to be the editor of a newspaper and the
conductor of a press in times of revolutionary commotion. 

The severity of the British Government to the province of
Massachusetts particularly, was manifested by several acts of
Parliament which were passed in 1774. By one of these acts the
people were deprived of many of their chartered rights and
privileges: by another the port of Boston was shut and the
transaction of every kind of commercial business on the waters
of this harbor was interdicted. These arbitrary edicts aroused
the indignation of the people in all the colonies. They loudly
expressed their resentment in various ways and the press
became the organ through which their sentiments were
energetically announced. Southwick was among the number of
printers who were not backward to blow the trumpet in our Zion
and to sound an alarm in the Holy Mountain of our liberties.
He wrote and printed an address to the people of Rhode Island
which was headed with the motto 

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"Join or die." This motto had appeared in several of the
newspapers, as will be mentioned hereafter. In this appeal
Boston was represented as in a state of seige, which was
actually true, for the harbor was completely blockaded by
ships of war, and a large number of troops were quartered in
the town. It is also further stated that these measures of the
British government were a direct and hostile invasion of all
the Colonies. The address was concluded by observing that the
Generals of Despotism are drawing the lines of circumvallation
around our bulwarks of Liberty, and nothing but unity,
resolution and perseverance can save ourselves and posterity
from what is worse than death, Slavery. Southwick, by his
publications and exertions in the cause of the country became
very obnoxious to those who were of the opposite party: and he
with other zealous Whigs were marked as objects of punishment.
When the British fleet and army took possession of Newport in
1776, he barely eluded the threatened evil. As soon as a part
of the army had landed, a detachment of both horse and foot
were sent in all parts of the town to arrest the patriots who
were endeavoring to effect an escape. Southwick, his wife with
a child in her arms, and some other persons had got on board
of an open boat and were just putting off from the shore into
a very rough sea occasioned by a high wind, when a party of
soldiers who were in pursuit of them came in sight.
Southwick's wife had a brother who was a Royalist, and as such
was known to the British officers, who however wished to
secure the retreat of his sister and her 

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husband. Aware of their danger, this brother put
himself in the way of their pursuers and for a
few moments arrested their attention by giving
them information of the several parts of the town
whence the proscribed Whigs would probably
attempt to make their retreat, etc. This friendly
interference gave Southwick and his friends time
to get a few rods from the shore before the party
arrived at the spot they had just quitted; the
boat was yet within reach of their shot: the
soldiers fired at them but without effect, the
passengers fortunately received no injury and
were soon wafted to a place of safety.(*) Mr.
Southwick was at this time a member of the
General Assembly of Rhode Island; he owned two
houses in Newport, which with other property,
were destroyed. He sought an asylum in
Attleborough, on the frontier of Massachusetts
and there erected a press, but being soon after
appointed Commissary General of issues for the
state of Rhode Island, he removed to Providence.
As soon as the British troops evacuated Newport
he returned to that town and resumed the
publication of his paper which he continued until
1787, when by ill health and embarrassed
circumstances he was obliged to relinquish
business and to place the Mercury in other hands.

In a historical sketch of the Mercury published
in that paper after it had completed a century of
its existence, June 12, 1858, it is asserted that
Southwick did not return to resume his paper, but
that Henry Barber 
(*) Mr. Southwick with his wife and eldest son
Solomon, escaped, 
but a younger child and its nurse were captured.

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revived its publication in 1780. As yet no copies of the
Mercury have been found that were published from 1776 to 1780,
when Barber's name appears, but it is mentioned by Mr. Thomas
in the second volume of his work that Southwick resumed its
publication at Attleborough, Mass. Copies of the Mercury are
preserved in the library of the American Antiquarian Society
at Worcester, which show that Southwick was associated with
Barber in May, 1785; that he was printing it alone in 1787,
and that Barber was again printing it in his own name in 1788.
Southwick's monument is still seen in the cemetery at Newport;
a copy of the inscription has been furnished by Mr. Fred A.
Pratt, the present editor of the Mercury, as follows: 

"In memory of (Solomon Southwick, Esq.) a gentleman of liberal
education and expansive mind, for many years editor and
proprietor of the Newport Mercury and Commissary General for
the state of R. I., in the revolutionary war. He died Dec. 23,
1797, in the 66th year of his age. 

"Just, generous, benevolent and sincere 
Was he whose hallowed dust lies here; 
If e'er a partial prayer he breathed to heaven, 
That prayer was for his Country's Glory given." 

The house which Mr. Southwick occupied on his return to
Newport with his printing office is that in which the Newport
Bank is now located. Children of his son Henry Collins, reside
in Albany, N. Y. and preserve volumes of the Mercury and other
mementoes of their ancestor, among which is a diploma from the
college and acadamy of Philadelphia for proficiency 

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in philosophy and mathematics, 1757, conferring upon him the
degree of B. A. (M.) 

Southwick's pecuniary concerns were greatly impaired by the
rapid depreciation of the paper currency before the
establishment of peace. He, like many others, cherished a
belief that the nominal sum specified in the bills would
eventually be made good in specie. The impracticability of the
thing was not considered, even when one hundred dollars would
not buy one dollar in silver. The delusion was not discovered
by some until they found themselves involved in ruin. The
government of the Union was indebted to Southwick both for his
services and for money loaned. This debt, like others of its
kind, was liquidated by notes known as final settlement. In
the course of some months after they were issued, they were
sold in the market for one-eighth of their nominal value. To
this depreciated state was national paper reduced before the
assumption of the public debt by the new government, and when
it was at that state Southwick was compelled to sell his final
settlement notes for the support of himself and family. He was
engaged in the cause of his country in the times of her
adversity and danger, but he had no portion of the benefits
resulting from her prosperity. Assailed by poverty and borne
down by infirmity, he lived in obscurity from the year 1788 to
the time of his death, and being unable to provide for his
children, he left them to make their own way in the world. He
lost his wife, who was a most excellent woman, in 1783, and he
died himself Dec. 23, 1797, aged 66 years. 

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Mr. Geo. C. Mason, in an article in the New York Evening Post,
under this caption, describes the early printers of Newport
and gives some account of their work. He says: 

Among the early printers were those of Rhode Island. There was
a press in Newport in 1729. This was the fourth press set up
in America, and James Franklin was the founder. He had been
engaged in Boston in printing the New England Courant, a
newspaper that strongly opposed the introduction of
inoculation for smallpox, and did many other things that
annoyed its readers. In 1727 the journal was suppressed, and
soon after that event Franklin removed to Newport. Here he
brought out as early as 1729, a reprint of "Barclay's Apology
for the True Christian Divinity, as the same is set forth and
Preached by the People, called in scorn Quakers." This was a
large quarto volume, originally written in Latin and English,
and then "translated into High Dutch, Low Dutch and French,
for the edification of Strangers." 

In 1730 Franklin printed the charter granted by King Charles
II. to the colony of Rhode Island, and in September, 1733, he
issued the first number of a small sheet called the Rhode
Island Gazette, which had but a short life, for it was
discontinued on the 24th of the following May. 

The Acts and Laws of the Colony were printed by Franklin until
the time of his death, in 1734; and after his death, his
widow, who had brought up her sons and daughters as printers,
continued the business. 

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There is ample evidence that Mrs. Franklin was an energetic
woman, and her imprint, "The Widow Franklin," may be found on
many of the publications of that day. During and after the
year 1745 the name of James Franklin often appeared with that
of his mother, and in 1758 he began the publication of the
Newport Mercury, a newspaper that has come down to the present
day. One of the works that came from his press was: "The
Strange and Wonderful Predictions of Mr. Christopher Love,
Minister of the Gospel at Laurence-Jury; who was Beheaded at
Tower Hill, in the time of Oliver Cromwell's government in
England; giving an account of Babylon's fall; or the
Destruction of Popery, and in the glorious Event a general
Reformation all over the world." 

Love's history was a singular one. He was opposed to King
Charles, and yet was beheaded for plotting against Cromwell.
He has been spoken of, on the one hand, as an "angelical and
holy writer," and on the other, as "guilty of as much treason
as the pulpit could contain." 

In 1762 James Franklin died, and the business was carried on
by his mother, "the Widow Franklin," who took for a partner
Samuel Hall, a printer then working in Newport. The connection
was a short one, for Mrs. Franklin died the following year.
Hall continued to print in Newport, and many of the almanacs
of that day bear his imprint. He sold out to Solomon
Southwick, who became one of the most energetic of the early
New England printers. He was a poor boy, who had been taken up
and aided by Henry Collins, 

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a prominent merchant, in obtaining some education, and was
engaged in trade when the Mercury office was offered for sale
in 1768. How his attention was brought to it is not known, but
he bought it and at once entered upon the duties of the
office, all of which were new and strange to him. At the
outset he espoused the cause of liberty, and on every occasion
his views were expressed openly and clearly. As early as
December 18, 1769, he had for the motto of his journal:
"Undaunted by TYRANTS--we'll DIE or be FREE!" and this he
followed up with sturdy blows. 

But Southwick did not devote himself exclusively to the
Mercury, for he brought out many pamphlets and small volumes
that are now sought after by collectors. Among others,
"Church's Entertaining History of King Philip's War,"
Nathaniel Morton's "New England Memorial," "The Tryal of a
False Prophet," and also a sermon preached in Newport by the
"Venerable Hocham, the learned Rabbi Haign Isaac Karigal, of
the city of Hebron, near Jerusalem." "A Discourse on Saving
Knowledge," delivered at the installation of the Rev. Samuel
Hopkins, by Dr. Styles, was printed by Southwick in 1770, on a
press and on paper made in this colony, and some of the types
were made in Connecticut. But he gave most of his time to
publications that had a bearing on the dispute between England
and the colonies. In 1774, he issued a reprint of "The Whole
of the Celebrated Speech of the Rev. Jonathan Shipley, Lord
Bishop of Asaph, on the Bill for Altering the Charter of the 

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Massachusetts Bay," which was prefaced with the remark, "It is
allowed to be one of the best pieces wrote on the present
dispute between North America and Great Britain." Of Shipley
it was said at the time of his death: "His talents were
acknowledged on all sides, and whichever party triumphed in
his assistance, the other wished for his support." 

During the same year Southwick printed from the Boston edition
"An Oration delivered March 5th, 1774, at the Request of the
Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, to commemorate the Bloody
Tragedy on the 5th of March, by the Honorable John Hancock,

The time and the circumstances attending the delivery of that
oration I need not refer to; Southwick gave his readers all
the particulars that had reached him, and in the same paper,
in the "poet's corner," he printed some verses growing out of
the affair, with the title: "A SONG FOR THE FIFTH OF MARCH.
Tune, 'Once the Gods of the Greeks,' &c." The verses closed
with these lines: 

"A ray of bright Glory now Beams from afar, 
Blest dawn of AN EMPIRE to rise: 
The American ensign now Sparkles a star, 
Which shall Shortly flame wide thro' the Skies. 

"Strong knit is the Band which unites the blessed Land, 
No D‘mon the Union shall Sever: 
Here's a glass to fair Freedom, come give us your hand--May 
the orator flourish forever!" 

While thus engaged, Southwick turned aside for a moment to
give some aid to the anti-slavery movement, which was then
beginning to take shape. Among other papers under this head,
he printed an 

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address signed by Drs. Stiles and Hopkins, concerning the
sending of black freemen to the coast of Africa. But when the
British approached Newport and showed a disposition to land,
he beat a hasty retreat, for the loyalists were anxious that
he should fall into the hands of the enemy, and were quite
ready to turn him over the moment an opportunity offered. The
Mercury was discontinued December 2, 1776, and six days later
the British army, under General Clinton, took possession of
the southern part of the island. 

While here they published a newspaper called the Newport
Gazette, of which copies have been preserved. The French, in
turn, had a press here, and in 1780 they issued an almanac
from the office of the Gazette Francaise, which is now very
rare. It contains, with other matters, the names of all the
French officers, army and navy, and the vessels or regiments
to which they belonged. 

The British evacuated Newport October 25, 1779, and on the 5th
of January, 1780, the first number of the reissue of the
Mercury appeared. It had then passed into the hands of Henry
Barber. Southwick, after his return, was associated with
Barber in the management of the Mercury. In 1787 he was again
sole proprietor of the journal, but shortly after that it
passed back into the hands of Barber, and his descendants
continued to be its publishers until 1851, when the last
publisher of the name died. 

After the war Peter Edes, who at one time printed the Boston
Gazette and County Journal, established the Newport Herald to
oppose the paper money party, 

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but it ruined him, and when he died in 1803 he was "as poor as
a church mouse." Oliver Farnsworth was another unsuccessful
printer. He started a newspaper in Newport in 1799 and another
in 1800. Both journals "died young." While printing the later
one he brought out a small volume, the "Memory of Washington,"
a collection of eulogies and orations, intended to meet a
demand of the moment, but of no lasting value. He also did a
little business at trunk making, and probably in that way
worked up some of his unsold publications. 

The people were too poor after the war to sustain the printer,
and only occasionally an oration, or a sermon of more than
ordinary interest, found its way into print. In 1810
Rousmaniere & Barber, who were then publishing the Newport
Mercury, brought out the first American edition of "Oberon."
Weiland was then greatly admired. Wiesbeck had sounded his
praise, the Monthly Review dwelt at length on his merits, and
Napoleon had helped to make him popular by the notice he took
of him in the salon of the Duchess of Saxe-Weimar, all of
which, no doubt, had great weight with the American
publishers. The preface, giving a biographical sketch of the
author, was written by William Hunter, then a young lawyer,
who, in maturer years, was made Minister Plenipotentiary from
the United States to Brazil. During the next year the same
publishers put to press "Paley's Works," in five volumes, with
a memoir by G. W. Meadley, who, two years later, was the
author of a memoir of Algernon Sidney, of whom Coleridge was
led to say, "What a gentleman he was!" 

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I have thus briefly sketched what the press has done in this
part of Rhode Island. No work of any great importance was ever
printed here, but in the early history of the colony its
printers were frequently employed by writers and publishers in
other places. A long list of such works as "Sermons by Samuel
Fothergill" and "A Dialogue from the pen of Wesley" might be
mentioned. The only American reprint of the "Fables of
Pilpay," is that of 1784, printed in Newport by Solomon
Southwick.--Newport Daily News, Oct, 29, 1880. 


ABRAHAM SOUTHWICK4, (John3, John2, Lawrence1), son of John 2d
and Hannah Follett, born July 27, 1696; died before 1769. He
was a bricklayer. Married in 1729, Sarah (???). Their

129. Isaac5, baptized April 26, 1730; died before 1754. 
130. Abraham Jr.5, baptized April 26, 1730; married Mary
Jan. 11, 1755. 
131. Sarah5, baptized April 26, 1730; married Nathaniel Clark,
Wells, Me., Oct. 24, 1751. 
132. Joseph5, baptized July 18, 1731; died before 1754. 
133. Margaret5, baptized Oct. 6, 1734; married Amos Newhall,
Lynn, Dec. 7, 1750. 

Oct. 12, 1754. Abraham gives by deed of gift to his only son
living, Abraham, Jr., his dwelling-house. 

April 18, 1739. Abraham Southwick and Sarah his wife deed to
John Cabot. 

Oct. 13, 1767. Abraham Southwick, Jr., and wife Mary, deed to
Amos Trask. 

June 10, 1739. Abraham Southwick, the bricklayer, deeds to
William Shillaber.--Salem Records. 

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March 10, 1774, Abraham, Jr., sold his
dwellinghouse given him by his father (Abraham),
to Joseph Pierpont. 


BENJAMIN SOUTHWICK4, (John3, John2, Lawrence1),
son of John 2d and Hannah (Follet), born Jan. 22,
1701; married in 1720, Sarah Southwick, daughter
of Isaac Southwick and Anna. They lived at
Reading, and moved to Salem and Danvers, Mass.(*)

134. Isaac5, born 1720. 
135. Benjamin5, born 1722; settled at Mendon;
married Miriam 
Benson, 1737. 
136. Sarah5, born 1724. 
137. Mercy5, born 1730. 

Ezekiel Marsh to Benjamin Southwick, of Salem,
husbandman.--Salem Records. 


DANIEL SOUTHWICK4, (Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Tamson (Buffum),
born in Salem, 1705, died Jan. 19, 1776. Married,
Feb. 8, 1730, at Swansey, Mass., Ruth Shove,
daughter of Edward and Lydia Shove, of Dighton,
Mass., as per record Friends' meeting at
Somerset, Davius Buffington, clerk, May 14, 1880.

138. Lawrence5, born Jan. 11, 1731, died Dec. 17,
1757. Married 
Dorcas Brown; Jan. 1753, second, Hannah
Southwick, daughter 
of Jonathan and Hannah (Osborn) Southwick, Oct. 
6, 1759. 
(*) From History of Reading. 

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139. Edward5, born March 15, 1734; married Elizabeth
daughter of Jonathan aad Hannah (Osborn) Southwick, 
June 1, 1769. 
140. Lydia5, born Dec. 22, 1735; married Amos Osborn, Dec. 3, 
1761. His second wife was Hannah Southwick. 
141. Daniel5, born Oct. 18, 1737; married Mary Mabbett. 
142. Eleanor5, born Feb. 2, 1739; married Daniel Read, son of 
Jonathan Read of Smithfield, July 1, 1762. 
143. Josiah5, born July 17, 1742. Was killed wrestling in his 
father's barn with hired man. 
144. Elizabeth5, born Sept. 4, 1744; married Solomon Haight,
of Moses and Rachael Haight, of Nine Partners, Dutchess 
Co., N. Y., Sept. 3, 1779. 
145. George5, born Dec. 14, 1747; married Judith Southwick, 
daughter of Daniel and Ruth Mussey, June 5, 1777. 
146. Theophilus5, born Nov. 29, 1750; married Anna Remington. 

Daniel took a certificate from Salem to Smithfield monthly
meeting, which was well accepted, Feb. 29, 1745. 

Daniel was a tanner and currier, and also had several hundred
acres of land in Mendon. 

Sept. 17, 1737. Daniel and wife Ruth deed to Caleb
Southwick.--Salem Records. 

Oct. 27, 1739. Daniel and wife Ruth deed to William
Osborn.--Salem Records. 

Feb. 17, 1745. Daniel and wife Ruth deed to Daniel
Purington.--Salem Records. 

DANIEL SOUTHWICK, son of Lawrence and Tamson Buffum, was born
at Salem, Mass., in 1705. He learned the tanning business of
his brother and moved from Salem to Mendon (now Uxbridge),
Mass., in 1742, as per testimonial and records of the
Smithfield monthly meeting of Friends. He bought 200 acres 

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of land of Benjamin Taft, of Mendon, or Uxbridge,
and started a tan-yard. He became a distinguished
preacher of the Society of Friends, and after his
death they passed as a tribute for his good work,
a testimonial setting forth his great ability as
a preacher and his excellence as a man. Said
testimonial was signed by Moses Brown,(*) David
Buffum, Daniel Aldrich and eleven others of the
prominent members of the Society of Friends of
the Smithfield monthly meeting. Daniel expired
Nov. 19, 1776; the above memorial was signed Dec.
26, 1776. 

The tan-vats which Daniel used at Mendon are now
visible (in 1880); i. e., the ground shows deep
hollow places where the vats were. The farm which
Daniel bought is now owned by James Comstock
Southwick, and has been owned by some Southwick
ever since Daniel's death. 

Testimony of the Monthly meeting held at
Smithfield, in New England, Dec. 26, 1776,
Concerning Daniel Southwick, late of Mendon,

Forasmuch as it appears probable to us that some
account of this, our valued friend, may be
beneficial if committed to record as an
encouragement to virtue, the following is
preserved. He was born at Salem in Massachusetts
in the year 1705, and descended of the family of
Southwicks mentioned in Sewels and Bishops
History. His father dying while he was young, he 
(*) Moses Brown was the founder of the Friends'
School at Providence, 
Rhode Island. The property, consisting of many
acres of 
land, has become very valuable owing to the
growth of the city to 
and about it. 

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was deprived of his parental instructor, an advantage too
lightly prized by many youth, to their own loss. He was
educated amongst Friends, and when come to man's estate was
religiously inclined, forsaking youthful follies. In this
course he passed through experience and discouragements till
at times ready to sink. But a language passing though his mind
in a season of this kind, "That he who had begun a good work
was able to carry it on," so strengthened him that from thence
he took courage, and embracing the cross, perservered in the
way he saw to be that of duty, and not long afterwards was
concerned to appear in the ministry in our meetings to the
satisfaction of his friends. 

He moved from Salem to settle amongst us in the year 1742,
subsequent to which we were favored with his company most of
the time to the period of his death, and we can say of him
according to our view, that pride, covetousness, and anger had
as little room in him as in any of our acquaintance. In his
public testimonies he was much concerned to shew the nature
and value of love and the pernicious consequences of hatred,
ill will, and contention, and also to maintain the
universality of the light of Christ, clearly proving this by
the testimony of the scriptures. 

He was very able to point out and illustrate how opposite war
and bloodshed are to the precepts of the Gospel, which teach
to beat swords into plow-shares and spears into pruning-hooks,
and to learn war no more. And he was sorely affected in
viewing the lamentable state of the English nation at this
time. He 

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was constant in the attendance of our religious meetings and
exemplary in his deportment therein. He was peaceable and a
peace-maker in the neighborhood where he dwelt, and as he
lived so he died, evincing as death drew nigh, his strong love
for his friends and desires for their preservation, and his
example being worthy of imitation, we hope his concern may
have increasing weight with each of us to excite watchfulness
and care, in order for our preservation in the truth. 

His understanding remained sound till near his last, and he
uttered during his sickness many instructive and comfortable
expressions, observing that "it much affected him to see
persons advanced in life, with families, trampling upon the
testimonies of truth." At another time, after lying silently
for some time in great pain, he cried out "I didn't know that
I could bear this had it not been that our Master bore it
before me, but now I find I can bear this and more too,
patiently," or words to that effect. The evening before his
death he observed, "I think the pains of death are upon me and
that I shall not see the light of another day. The pain of
body that I endure is very great, but the peace of mind
overbalance all, for my mind is in perfect peace." His last
sickness continued about three months, and during that time he
underwent much bodily pain, which he bore with exemplary
fortitude unto the end. He expired on the 19th of Nov. 1776,
in good unity with his brethren, and has we believe, arrived
"where the wicked cease from troubling, and where the weary
are at rest," and on the 20th of Nov. 1776, his remains were
interred in his 

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own grounds, attended by a large concourse of
friends and others. 

Signed in and on behalf of the meeting aforesaid
and eleven other Friends. 


LAWRENCE SOUTHWICK4, (Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Tamson (Buffum),
born 1711, died at his son Joseph's, Uxbridge,
1795, aged 84, as per records Friends' meeting at
Somerset, Mass. Married first, May 8, 1739,
Hannah Shove, daughter of Edward and Lydia, of
Dighton, as per records Friends' Meeting,
Somerset, Mass.; second, Patience Handy, or
Hendee, born 1739. Children: 

147. Edward5, born March 18, 1740, died June 18,
1833. Married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah
Southwick, June 1, 1761. Elizabeth was born Feb.
18, 1745, 
died June 18, 1834. 
148. Elizabeth5, born 1748; married Moses Farnum,
May 2, 
1777. She was his second wife, no children. 
149. Joseph5, born 1750; married Ailsie Sayles,
of Smithfield, R. 
I., April 1, 1779; she was the daughter of
Jonathan Sayles. 
150. Nathaniel5, born May 2, 1752; married
Elizabeth Southgate. 
151. David5, born 1754; married Elizabeth Sweet,
April 16, 1779. 

Married second wife, Patience Handy (or Hendee)
at 15 years of age, 1754.(*) 

152. Isaac5, born Dec. 13, 1755. Went to Danby
Vt.; died 1823, 
aged 68.--History of the Town of Danby. 
(*) Patience Handy's mother was the daughter of
John Franklin, 
brother of Benjamin Franklin. 

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153. Daniel5, born 1756, died in 1846, at Holland Purchase,
Co., N. Y., aged 89 years, 11 months, 2 days. Married Jemimah 
Bartlett, daughter of Jacob and Judith, May 2, 1792. 
154. Caleb5, born Feb. 4, 1757, died 1819. Went to Peru,
Co., N. Y. Married Phebe Osborn, Oct. 1793. 
155. Amos5, born 1760. 
156. Amos5, born 1762. 
157. Lydia5, born 1764; married Obediah Frye, Jan. 12, 1791.
was born in 1763. They lived at Farmington, Ontario Co., 
N. Y. 
158. Asa5, born Aug. 3, 1766; went to North Adams, Mass.,
at 60 years of age; married Lydia Sherman. 
159. Moses5, born 1768; married Anna, daughter of Adam
in 1792. Moses was a shoe-maker and was killed by 
an accident. 
160. Esther5, born 1770; married (???) Case; went to Hoosic, 
N. Y., to live. 
161. Abigail5, born 1772; married Asa Wheeler, 1789; lived at 
Bolton, Mass. 
162. Mary5, born July 12, 1773, died Feb. 26, 1851, at
Mass. Married Israel Chilson; lived at Clarksborough. 
Married second, Jacob Brown, 1805. 
163. Jacob5, born 1774; married (???) Osborn; went to Peru, N.
164. Anna5, born 1775, died 1794. 
165. Josiah5, born 1777, died at Danby, Vt., March 4, 1874, at
years of age.--History of Town of Danby Vt. Married 
first, Mary Baker of Granville, N. Y.; second, Rachel 
166. Hannah5, born 1779; married Seth Ballard, St. Lawrence 
Co., N. Y. She was an acceptable preacher of the Society 
of Friends. 

Lawrence was a cordwainer, i. e., shoe-maker, at Dighton,
Bristol Co., Mass. 

Lawrence was received in Society of Friends at Woonsocket, on
certificate from Salem, Mass., Feb. 29, 1745. 

Josiah5 went to Danby, Vt., 1801, at 24 years of age.--History
of Danby, Vt. 

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Sept. 9, 1740. Lawrence, cordwainer, and wife Hannah, of
Dighton, Mass., deed to Caleb and Joseph Southwick. 

May 24, 1730. Lawrence, cordwainer, and wife Hannah, deed to
Ebenezer Burrill. 

June 7, 1739. Lawrence, cordwainer, and wife Hannah, deed to
Daniel Southwick, Sr., tanner, of Salem, Mass. 


JOSEPH SOUTHWICK4, (Solomon3, Josiah2, Lawrence1), son of
Solomon, born 1719, died Sept. 15, 1780, aged 60. Married in
1738, Mary Pitman, born 1722; died Oct. 16, 1788, aged 66.

167. John5, born 1740, died 1803, aged 63. Married Rebecca 
168. Mary5, born 1743, died in 1819. Married John Tripp
Oct. 3, 1765. 
169. Hannah5, born 1743, died in 1830, aged 87. Married Henry 
170. Catharine5, born 1745; married Jeremiah Sheffield. 
171. Joseph5, born 1746, died in 1829. Married first, Mary
second, Susanna Pitts. 
172. Josiah5, born 1748; married Rebecca Meggs. 
173. Deborah5, born 1749, died May 9, 1765, aged 16. 
174. Jonathan5, born 1764, died March 15, 1832, aged 68.
Lydia A. Handy, born 1762, died May 17, 1855, aged 93. 

Joseph4 was the brother of Solomon, the printer, who married
Ann, the daughter of Gov. John Gardner. Joseph owned the house
in which Solomon lived and died in 1797. 

Joseph was admitted a Freeman of Colony, May 1759.--Colonial
Records R. I. 

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Joseph was a member of Sabbatrian Church, R. I. 1762. 

Joseph's children all married but Deborah. 

Joseph and Josiah are all who have (1880) male representatives
living, and only one of Josiah. 


JOSEPH SOUTHWICK4, (Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of
Lawrence and Tamson Buffum, born 1716, died June 1, 1791;
married Bethia Callum, daughter of Caleb Callum of Bellingham,
Mass., at Uxbridge, Mass., May 31, 1739; she died April 8,
1803. Children: 

175. Bethia5, born Oct. 2, 1741. Married (???) Hanson, at
176. Anna5, born Dec. 30, 1743, died July 30, 1775. Married
177. Joseph5, born Sept. 3, 1746, died Nov. 19, 1773. 
178. Esther5, born Oct, 24, 1748, died June 26, 1772; married 
James Torrey, Falmouth, Me. 
179. Tamson5, born Oct. 28, 1750, died Jan. 11, 1831. Married 
Wm. Frye of Andover, Mass. 
180. Josiah5, born Sept. 14, 1752, died Oct. 18, 1775. 
181. Cassandra5, born March 11, 1755, died Aug. 15, 1775. 
182. Edward5, born March 1, 1757, died Jan. 23, 1836. Married 
Abigail Rowell, of Amesbury, Mass. 
183. Caleb5, born April 3, 1763, died Oct. 4, 1775. 

Joseph was a tanner at what is now Peabody, and was a very
thrifty and excellent man, and a Quaker. 

Bethia, although a Quaker, on the morning of April 19, 1775,
when the company of soldiers formed in line before marching to
Lexington, made a large arch kettle of coffee and took it to
the company with bread 

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and other food. The spot where they formed was in front of her
house, where the monument now stands, which was erected to the
memory of those who fell that day, one of whom was George
Southwick, aged 25. On a marble slab on this monument is
recorded the names of the seven men from Danvers who fell at
the battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775: Samuel Cook, aged 33
years; Benjamin Daland, aged 25 years; George Southwick, aged
25 years; Jonathan Webb, aged 22 years; Henry Jacobs, aged 22
years; Ebenezer Goldthwait, aged 22 years; Perley Putnam, aged
21 years. 

Joseph Southwick bought of Benjamin Prescott, Innholder,
Danvers, Oct. 10, 1758.--Salem Records. 

Feb. 23, 1755. Joseph Southwick bought of John Shillaber and
others.--Salem Records. 

Feb. 23, 1755. Joseph Southwick bought of Joseph Boyce, of
Beckman, Dutchess Co., N. Y.--Salem Records. 


JONATHAN SOUTHWICK4, (Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of
Daniel and Jane, born 1697, died June 28, 1786. Married in
1735, Hannah Osborn, daughter of Stephen Osborn of Salem,
Mass., died 1775; second, widow Elizabeth Comstock, nee
Buffum, widow of Daniel Comstock. Children: 

184. Jonathan5, born 1736; married Judith Mussey, Nov. 1,
185. Enoch5, born 1738, died young. 
186. Zacheus5, born 1740, died young. 
187. Hannah5, born 1742; married Lawrence Southwick, son of 
Daniel and Ruth (Shove) Southwick. 

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188. John5, born Sept. 6, 1744, died Jan. 23, 1831. Married
Bartlett, born Oct. 4, 1749, died April 25, 1817. 
189. Elizabeth5, born 1746; married Edward Southwick, son of 
Lawrence and Hannah (Shove) Southwick, June 1, 1769. 
190. Esther5, born 1748; married James Buxton. 
191. George5, born Feb. 8, 1750, died Oct. 12, 1825, at No.
Erie Co., N. Y. Married, Feb. 15, 1774, Lydia Sargent, 
born Sept. 7, 1757, daughter of Richard Sargent. 
192. Jacob5, born June 4, 1751; married Sarah Fowler, June 4, 
193. Enoch5, born 1754; married Mary Swett, 1798. 
194. Mercy5, born 1757. 
195. Zacheus5, born Sept. 5, 1760, died Jan. 4, 1845. Married
Sayles, daughter of Thomas and Mary, Jan. 4, 1787. 

March 3, 1738. Jonathan and wife Hannah deed to John

April 25, 1730. Jonathan and John bought of Elias Trask. 

March 26, 1739. Jonathan and wife Hannah and mother Jane to
John, Jr., and Isaac Southwick. 

Copy of Jonathan Southwick's Will.

THIS twenty-first day of the second month, one thousthousand
seven hundred and eighty-three, I, Jonathan Southwick, of
Smithfield, in the county of Providence, and state of Rhode
Island, yeoman, being in a weak state of bodily health, but of
sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this
my last will and testament. 

My body I recommend to the earth, to be decently buried at the
direction of my executor hereafter named: and touching such
worldly estate wherewith I have been favored in this life, I
give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner,

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Firstly. I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Southwick, my wife,
all and everything whatsoever that she brought with her into
my estate, together with all the rents now due upon and for
her right and privilege in and unto her first husband's
estate, according to an agreement that she and I made before
our marriage; and further my will is, and I hereby direct and
order my two sons John Southwick and Zacheus Southwick, for
and in consideration of the larger part of my estate herein
willed unto them for the intent and on account of their paying
out sundry sums to divers of my family, to render and deliver
unto her my said wife the following articles in the manner and
proportion hereafter expressed, viz.: The said John Southwick
to render and deliver to her six bushels of merchantable
Indian corn yearly during her life, and that the said Zacheus
render and deliver to her twenty pounds of merchantable fresh
pork yearly during her life, or in other articles to that
value as she and the said John and Zacheus may agree, which as
I judge it a reasonable and sufficient maintenance, do make no
further provision for her. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son, the said John Southwick,
my farm which lieth partly in Uxbridge and partly in Mendon,
containing about ninety acres, with the buildings thereon
erected, it being the farm whereon he, the said John now
dwells, to him his heirs and assigns forever, he fulfilling
the following articles, viz.: To pay or cause to be paid to my
daughter Hannah Southwick wife of Lawrence Southwick, Jr., six
pounds, lawful money; and to Elizabeth Southwick another of my
daughters, and wife of Edward Southwick, the sum of ten
pounds, lawful money; and to my son Enoch Southwick, the sum
of ten shillings, lawful money; and to my son Jacob Southwick
ten shillings, lawful money; all and 

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every of which within one year after my decease, and render to
my said wife the corn as hereinbefore is expressed, and paying
one half of my just debts and funeral. charges. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son, the said Zacheus
Southwick, the whole of my real estate lying in said
Smithfield, to him the said Zacheus, his heirs and assigns
forever, provided he complies with and fulfills the following
articles, viz.: That he pays or causes to be paid to my son
George Southwick, the sum of twelve pounds, lawful money; and
to my son Jonathan Southwick, five shillings, lawful money;
and to my daughter Esther Buxton, the sum of six pounds,
lawful money. 

Money all to be paid within one year after my decease, and
that the said Zacheus delivereth the pork to my said wife in
manner hereinbefore expressed, and that he also payeth the
other half of my just debts and funeral charges. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son, the said George all my
wearing apparel. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my said three daughters, Hannah,
Elizabeth and Esther, all my household goods, to be equally
divided among them. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my two sons, the said George and
Zacheus, all my money securities for all my live stock,
together with the rest and remainder of my personal estate
hereinbefore not disposed of, to be equally divided between

And I do constitute and appoint my son, the said Zacheus
Southwick, sole executor to this my last will and testament;
revoking and disannulling all and every other or former will
or wills, legacies, executors by me heretofore willed, named
or bequeathed; ratifying and confirming this and no other to
be my last will and testament. In 

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witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day
and year first above written. 


Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and decreed by the said
Jonathan Southwick to be his last will and testament, in
presence of us, who in his presence and in presence of each
other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: 



JOHN SOUTHWICK 3d4, (Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of
Daniel and Jane, born May 1709, died Oct. 1, 1784; was called
shop-keeper. Married, Dec. 12, 1730, widow Mary Buffum, born
June 1703, died May 12, 1790. Children: 

195a. Mehitable5, born Aug. 19, 1725, died Oct. 6, 1778.
(???) Varney, Oct. 6, 1758. 
196. Zacheus5, born April 14, 1732. 
197. Hannah5, born Aug. 22, 1734, died March 14, 1793. Married

Abijah Purington, of Salem. 
198. Daniel5, born Aug. 10, 1736. 
199. Elizabeth5, born Feb. 8, 1738, died June 28, 1786.
Jonathan Buxton, 1767, in Friends' meeting, Salem. 
199a. Josiah, born July 17, 1742; married Elizabeth Southwick.

Sept. 8, 1740. Jonathan Buxton and wife Elizabeth, to John
Southwick, shop-keeper. 

March 5, 1738. John and wife Mary and mother Jane deed to John

March 31, 1739. John and wife Mary and mother Jane deed to
Gideon Foster. 

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DANIEL SOUTHWICK4, (Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1,)
son of Daniel and Jane, born 1721, died March 3,
1804. Married, Feb. 8, 1742, Ruth Mussey,
daughter of James Mussey, of Smithfield, born
Feb. 18, 1722, died Jan. 16, 1790. Children: 

200. David5, born Sept. 27, 1743, died July 19,
201. Elizabeth5, born March 29, 1746. Married
Jeremiah Wilkinson, 
of Cumberland, R. I., Dec. 4, 1777. 
202. Jane5, born Sept. 14, 1748, died June 24,
1772. Unmarried. 
203. Hannah5, born March 19, 1750; married Jesse
Darling, at 
Smithfield, Jan. 4, 1771. 
204. Ruth5, born March 20, 1755, died June 10,
1813. Married 
Benedict Remington,(*) Oct. 5, 1780. 
205. Judith5, born Oct. 23, 1757, died Feb. 11,
1837. Married 
George Southwick, son of Daniel and Ruth Shove,
5, 1777. 
206. Lydia5, born Feb, 4, 1761, died Oct. 8,
1848. Married James 
Congdon,+ Dec. 6, 1781. 
Daniel was called red-headed Daniel, to
distinguish him from other Daniels. 


CALEB SOUTHWICK4, (Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Tamson (Buffum),
born in 1709; married April 8, 1732, Ruth Gould,
daughter of Thomas and Abigail Gould, of
Charlestown, Mass. Caleb was a blacksmith. One

207. Tamson5, born 1736; married Daniel Aldrich,
May 1, 1759. 
(*) Benedict Remington was the son of John and
Mary Remington. 
+ James Congdon was the son of Ephraim and
Penelope Congdon, 
of Cranston, R. I. 

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Sept. 17, 1737. Caleb and Ruth Southwick his wife, deed to
John Cabot.--Salem Records. 

Jan. 5, 1741-42. Caleb and Ruth Southwick his wife, deed to
James Buffington.--Salem Records. 

Dec. 25, 1744. Caleb and Ruth Southwick his wife, deed to
Joseph Southwick.--Salem Records. 


BENJAMIN SOUTHWICK4, (Samuel3, John2, Lawrence1), son of
Samuel 1st and Mary, born probably about 1696, died 1795, in
Congregational church, New Salem, Mass. Married April 22,
1722, Abigail Burt. Their children: 

208. Samuel5, born 1722, baptized Nov. 19, 1742. Married
(???), 1741. 
209. Benjamin, Jr.5, born 1723, baptized Nov. 19, 1742.
Sarah (???), 1745. 
210. Abigail5, born 1725, baptized Nov. 19, 1742. Married
Cook, March 26, 1740. 
211. Hannah5, born 1727, baptized Nov. 19, 1742. Married
Kellogg, May 10, 1750. 
212. Sarah5, born 1729; married James Wheeler, Jan. 13, 1748. 
213. Rebecca5, born 1731; married Joseph Ballard, Jan. 12,
214. Simeon5, born 1733; married Ruth Felton, Dec. 15, 1755. 

Dudley, Mass., March 7, 1743-44. 
Received of my uncle Ebenezer Southwick, of Salem, Mass.,
thirty-two shillings in bills of credit, old tenor, in full
for all right and interest I have in my grandfather and
grandmother Southwick's estate. 


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From records Congregational church, New Salem, Mass., Samuel
and Benjamin Powers, sons of Benjamin Southwick, baptized
Sept. 19, 1779. 


JOSIAH SOUTHWICK4, (Josiah3, Josiah2, Lawrence1), son of
Josiah and Ruth (Symonds), born probably 1683; married in
1705, Elizabeth Collins, daughter of Francis Collins.

209a. Josiah5, born 1706; married Elizabeth (???), 1737. 
210a. James5, born 1708; married Rachael Dawson, 1737. 
211a. Ruth5, born 1710. 
212a. Abraham5, born 1712. 

Josiah4 lived at Mount Holly, N. J., and was interested in a
large iron foundry there. He was a man of considerable estate,
as per John Clement's "History of the first settlers of Newton
Township, Gloucester Co., N. J." 

Josiah4 and Edward Gaskill purchased of Samuel Jennings 871
acres of land at Mount Holly, N. J., as per deed recorded and
dated March 14, 1701. 


JAMES SOUTHWICK4, (Josiah3, Josiah2, Lawrence1), son of Josiah
and Ruth (Symonds), born probably 1685; married probably in
1712. Children: 

213a. Solomon5, born 1715; married Ann Shreve, 1749. 
214a. Zacheus, Jr.5, born 1718; married Hannah Southwick,

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SAMUEL SOUTHWICK5, (David4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of David and Hannah, born Nov. 19, 1736, baptized at New
Salem, Mass., Dec. 19, 1742. Married in 1759, Abigail (???).

215. Mary6, born 1760, baptized at New Salem, June 19, 1784, 
216. John6, born 1762, baptized at New Salem, Sept. 6, 1795. 
217. Betsey6, born 1764, baptized at New Salem, May 7, 1780. 

Samuel and wife were admitted as members of Congregational
church, 1795. 

All of the above is from records of Congregational church, New
Salem, Mass. 


JESSE SOUTHWICK5, (Jonathan4, Samuel3, John2, Lawrence1), son
of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Dowty), born 1728. Married in 1757,
Copia Wright. They came from Williamstown, Mass., to West
Pittsfield. Children: 

218. Jesse6, born 1758, died Sept. 1826, aged 64. Married
Moore.--Tombstone record. 
219. Lemuel6, born 1761, baptized in Congregational church,
Salem, 1761; married Mary Spencer, 1790. 
220. Mary6, born Nov. 29, 1763, died at West Pittsfield,
1830, aged 67. Was not married. 

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221. Sarah6, born 1766; married (???) Pierce; went to Illinois
an early date, as per Orin Southwick, Junius, N. Y. 
222. Samuel6, born 1768; married Hannah (???), had two sons, 
Lucius and Elvy. 
223. David6, born 1770, died 1843, aged 73; settled in Junius,
N. Y. 
Married Eunice Deming, 1801. She died in 1836. 
224. Jonathan6, born 1772; was the youngest child and died a 
young man; was not married. 

Collins says Jesse and Copia had seven or eight children, and
that Mary was daughter of Jesse and Copia, and that Jesse and
Copia came from Williamstown, Mass., and that Mary, daughter
of Jesse and Copia Wright Southwick lived at West Pittsfield
and died there 1830, aged 67; and says Samuel had two sons,
Lucius, who lived with the shakers at Groveland, Livingston
Co., N. Y., and Elvy. Says Jesse and Copia joined the Shakers
at West Pittsfield, and both died there and that their
children all seceded from the society when grown up. Jesse
says his brothers and sisters were Jesse, Lemuel, Samuel,
David and Jonathan and perhaps Sarah. Mary was baptized in
Congregational church at New Salem, Mass., Nov. 29, 1762. 


SARAH SOUTHWICK5, (David4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
daughter of David and Hannah, born in 1742; married, probably
in 1762, first, Nathan Eaton; second, Nathan Daniels.

225. Lucinda6, born 1763. 
226. Deborah6, born 1765; married at Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y. 
Adam Lamberton, of Pittsfield, Mass. He was a farmer at 
Paris, N. Y. 

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227. Sarah6, born 1767. 
228. Charlotte6, born 1769. 
229. Luana6, born 1770. 


ICHABOD SOUTHWICK5, (Jonathan4, Samuel3, John2, Lawrence1),
son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Dowty), born in 1730, baptized
July 29, 1832, at Williamstown, Mass., died at West
Pittsfield, Mass., March 5, 1822; married in 1759. Children: 

230. Jonathan6, born 1760, died March 26, 1828, aged 68. Was a

prominent leader of the society of Shakers, at West
231. Lemuel6, born 1761. 
232. Israel6, born 1763. 
233. Ichabod6, born 1765; married Beula (???). 
234. Jacob6, born 1770. 
235. Benjamin Franklin6, born July 19, 1774; married Charlotte

Haddock, 1797. 


JOSEPH SOUTHWICK5, (Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2, Lawrence1),
son of Joseph and Mary (Pitman), born in 1746, died June 19,
1829, aged 83. Married in 1768, first, Mary Irish; second,
Susanna Pitts, born 1756, died Dec. 21, 1839, aged 83.

236. Josiah6, born 1769; married Mary Congdon. 
237. Mary6, born 1770, died 1835. Married Joseph Lew. 

Second wife, Susanna Pitts. 

238. Tilley6, (or Silence) born 1774, died 1829. 
239. Sarah6, born 1779, died 1849. Married Peleg Turner, of 
Middleton, April 1802. 
240. Joseph6, born 1780, died 1864. Married first, Dorcas
second, Dorcas Sweet. 

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241. David6, born 1785; was lost at sea May 1807, aged 22.
widow Betsey Moore, nee Dunell. She died Aug. 7, 
242. Betsey6, died 1844; married James Brightman. 
243. Susan6, born 1792, died 1860. Married Arnold Pierce. 
244. Pitts6, born 1795; married first, Sarah Sweet; second,
Comstock (nee Eldred). 
245. Catherine6, died young. 
246. George H.6, born 1798; married Elizabeth Sweet or Larvet.

Was with Com. Perry on Lake Erie, as carpenter. 
247. Ruth6. 


JONATHAN SOUTHWICK5, (Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2, Lawrence1),
son of Joseph and Mary (Pitman), born in 1763, died March 25,
1832, aged 68. Married Lydia A. Handy, born 1762, died May 17,
1855, aged 93. Children: 

248. Solomon6, born 1786, died June 6, 1823, aged 37. 
249. Joseph6, born 1782, died 1861, Married Sally Herswell. 
Was with Com. Perry on Lake Erie. 
250. Sarah6, (???); married N. White. 


JOSIAH SOUTHWICK5, (Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2, Lawrence1),
son of Joseph and Mary (Pitman), born in Rhode Island, 1748;
married Rebecca Meggs. One child: 

251. Stephen6, born Oct. 17, 1783, died Sept. 13, 1853.
Lydia Backus. 


SIMEON SOUTHWICK5, (Benjamin4, Samuel3, John2, Lawrence1) son
of Benjamin and Abigail (Burt), 

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born at New Salem Mass., 1733. Married Ruth Felton, Dec. 15,
1755. One child: 

252. Simeon6, born 1763; Married Pattie (???), 1793. 


JOHN SOUTHWICK5, (Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2, Lawrence1), son
of Joseph and Mary (Pitman), born at Newport, R. I., 1740,
died Nov. 9, 1803, aged 62. Married in 1767, Rebecca Mosher,
born 1747, died Feb. 9, 1805. Children: 

253. Benjamin6, born 1768, died Oct. 28, 1854. 
254. Deborah6, born 1769, died 1851. Married William Swann. 
255. Silas6, born 1780, died 1864. Married Widow Hannah Lovie,

nee Heath. 
256. Frank6, (or Francis) born 1788, died 1820, at Richmond,
Married first, Maria Easten, nee Hull; second, (???)
J. M. K. Southwick, of Newport, R. I., has a note signed by
Benjamin Southwick dated Aug. 3, 1790. He went west. 


RUTH SOUTHWICK5, (Daniel4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
daughter of Daniel and Ruth (Mussey), born March 20, 1755;
married Benedict Remington, son of John and Mary, of
Jamestown, Newport Co., R. I., Oct. 5, 1780. Children: 

257. Hannah6, born Nov. 6, 1782; married William Aldrich, of 
Blackstone, Mass. 
258. Benedict6, born July 25, 1799, died 1861. Married Mary 
Carthcart; lived in Northbridge, Mass. 
259. Daniel6, born March 21, 1786; married Patience Moulton, 
lived in Smithfield, R. I. 

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260. John6, born Aug. 23, 1793, died 1862. Married Anna
261. Mary6, born April 8, 1791; married Lewis Warfield. 

The above is taken from the Smithfield Friends' Meeting


ELIZABETH SOUTHWICK5, (Daniel4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
daughter of Daniel and Ruth (Mussey), born March 29, 1746;
married, Dec., 1777, Jeremiah Wilkinson, of Smithfield.

262. Daniel6, born 1778; married (???) Aldrich. 
263. James6, born 1780; married (???) Aldrich. 
264. Judith6, born 1782; married Louis Walcott. 
265. Lydia6, born 1784; unmarried. 


HANNAH SOUTHWICK5, (Daniel4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
daughter of Daniel and Ruth (Mussey), born March, 19, 1750;
married, June 4, 1771, Jesse Darling, of Gloucester. Children:

265a. Elma6, born in Mendon, 1772; unmarried. 
266. James6, born in Mendon, 1773, died April 4, 1804.
266a. Ruth6, born in Mendon, Dec. 3, 1783, died in Boston,
3, 1858. Married James Southwick. 


ZACHEUS SOUTHWICK5, (Jonathan4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1,)
son of Jonathan and Hannah (Osborn), born May 4, 1760, died
Feb. 4, 1845. Married, Jan. 4, 1787, Levina Sayles, daughter
of Thomas and Mary Sayles, born Sept. 5, 1760. Children: 

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267. Hannah6, born Dec. 23, 1787; unmarried. 
268. Dann6, born Sept. 19, 1789; married Martha Cutler, no
269. Willis6, born June 23, 1791; married Sylvia Albee, Nov.
270. James6, born June 23, 1793; married Desdamona Cook, May 
24, 1812. 
271. Edith6, born May 3, 1798; unmarried. 

Willis and Sylvia Albee had one daughter who married C.
Landers and lives at Woonsocket, and has no children. 


ESTHER SOUTHWICK5, (Jonathan4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Osborn), born 1748, at
Mendon, Mass., married in 1773, James Buxton. Children: 

271a. Jonathan6, born 1774; married Seloma Esten. 
272. Ruth6, born 1776; married Whipple Mann. 
273. Rufus6, born Sept. 15, 1778; married Judith Buxton, Sept,

18, 1802. 
274. Hannah6, born 1780; married Joseph Elliot and John
275. Charity6, born 1782; married Pelatiah Goldthwait. 
276. Elizabeth6, born 1784; married Ellis Albee. 
277. Otis6, born 1786; married Seloma Buxton. 
278. David6, born 1788; married Philadelphia Darling. 


ENOCH SOUTHWICK5, (Jonathan4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Jonathan and Hannah (Osborn), born April 4, 1753.
Married in 1778, Mary Swett, born May 11, 1758. They moved
from Richmond, Vt., in 1811 or 1812, and settled in the town
of Colden, Erie Co., New York, on what was called the 

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Holland Purchase, about twenty miles southeast of Buffalo.

279. Cynthia6, born June 17, 1779; married John Bowles, and 
settled in Richmond, Cheshire Co., Vt. 
280. Nancy6, born Aug. 18, 1780; married Hosea Eddy; had no 
281. Betsey6, born Feb. 20, 1782, died Oct. 7, 1851. Married 
George Harkness, at Richmond, Vt. 
282. Abigail6, born March 2, 1784, lived at Hamburgh; married;

had no children. 
283. Jesse6, born Dec. 14, 1785; settled at Coldon; married. 
284. Stephen6, born Feb. 2, 1788; settled at Collins; married;

had no children. 
285. Hannah6, born Aug. 29, 1789; married David Beatty; two 
286. Mary6, born Sept. 20, 1791; married William Kester. 
287. Amey6, born July 26. 1793, died Dec. 8, 1793. 
288. Elizabeth6, born March 24, 1795. 
289. Enoch6, born March 12, 1797. 
290. Huldah6, born July 18, 1799; married John Batty; second, 
Kester; two children. 
291. Watson6, born 1801, died 1819. 

The above records were copied by Pliny B. Southwick, of
Berlin, from the book of records of the Society of Friends, at
Bolton. Also the following: 

Enoch Southwick and wife Mary moved from Berlin, Mass., to
Richmond, Cheshire Co., Vt., in 1811, and afterwards to Erie
Co., N. Y. 


JACOB SOUTHWICK5, (Jonathan4, Daniel3, Daniel2 Lawrence1), son
of Jonathan and Hannah Osborn, born April 5, 1751, died Aug.
19, 1833. Married, June 4, 1778, Sarah Fowler, born Oct. 20,
1753, died July 28, 1829. Children: 

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292. Mary Ann6, born July 30, 1779, died 1869. Married Simeon 
293. Samuel6, born Dec. 10, 1780, died 1843. Married. 
294. Ezra6, born April 14, 1782, died 1854. Married Judith
295. Esther6, born Dec. 25, 1783, died July 7, 1858. Married 
Amasa Eddy. 
296. Isaac6, born May 1, 1785, died 1872. Married Tabitha
297. Jonathan6, born June 19, 1786, died Nov. 8, 1788. 
298. Olive6, born Oct. 20, 1787, died 1870. Married Martin
299. David6, born Jan. 6, 1789, died 1843. Married Lucretia
300. Jonathan6, born Jan. 6, 1789; went away and was not 
heard from. (David and Jonathan were twins.) 
301. Hannah6, born May 29. 1791, died July 4, 1810. 
302. Sarah6, born Jan. 17, 1793, died May 22, 1860. Married
Sprague, of Northbridge, Mass., April 7, 1842. 
303. Phebe6, born July 9, 1794, died June 10, 1880. Married
Marsh, of Northbridge, Mass. 
304. Lucy6, born May 9, 1797; was living in 1880. 


JONATHAN SOUTHWICK5, (Jonathan4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Jonathan and Hannah (Osborn), born July 10, 1736;
married, Dec. 1, 1759, Judith Mussey, daughter of Thomas
Mussey, of Mendon. They moved to Hoosic Falls, N. Y., and
afterwards to White Hall, N. Y. He was a farmer. Children: 

305. Nathan6, born 1761; married Hannah McWaters. He was 
a brick-mason. 
306. Aaron6, born 1763, went to sea and was not heard from. 
307. Elijah6, born Nov. 6. 1768; married Elizabeth Bently, of 
Point Judith. Went to Oneida Lake Village, Madison Co., 
N. Y., and died there. 
308. Huldah6, born 1770; married Samuel Cottrell. 

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JOHN SOUTHWICK5, (Jonathan4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1), son
of Jonathan and Hannah Osborn, born Sept. 6, 1744, died Jan.
23, 1831. Occupation, farmer at Uxbridge. Married Chloe A.
Bartlett, daughter of Joseph Bartlett, of Cumberland R. I.,
born Oct. 4, 1749, died April 25, 1817. Children: 

309. Lucy6, born April 22, 1767, died Dec. 17, 1805. Married, 
Dec. 5, 1787, David Green, of Smithfield R. I., son of Jabez 
and Mary. 
310. Eber6, born Nov. 27, 1768, died Nov. 15, 1856. Married 
Mercy Cass, of Smithfield, R. I. 
311. Philadelphia6, born April 5, 1770, died Sept. 9, 1845.
Paschal Cook, of Mendon, Mass. 
312. John6, born Aug. 29, 1771, died Jan. 23, 1831. Married
Callum, of Mendon, Mass. 
313. Enoch6, born June 7, 1776; married Wait Arnold, of
314. Amasa6, born March 5, 1778; married Alice Chase, of
R. I. 
315. Chloe6, born Dec. 14, 1779, died Nov. 18, 1869. Married
Aldrich, of Uxbridge, Mass. 
316. Wait6, born Jan. 10, 1782, died June 13, 1841. Married
Aldrich, of Uxbridge, Mass. 
317. George6, born Feb. 28, 1784; married Sally Daniels, of 
Mendon, Mass. He made known his intention of marrying 
out of the Society of Friends in Nov., 1804. 
318. Lavinia6, born Jan. 26, 1786; married Ellis Albee; of
319. Daniel B.6, born Jan. 11, 1791, died April 29, 1871.
Hannah Smith, of Mendon, Mass. 


EDWARD SOUTHWICK5, (Joseph4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Joseph and Bethia Callum, born March 1, 1757, died Jan.
23, 1836. He was a very large hide-dealer and tanner, of
Danvers, Mass.; 

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married, Nov. 25, 1790, Abigail Rowell, of Amesbury, born June
14, 1764, died Feb. 10, 1856. Children: 

320. Joseph6, born Sept. 11, 1791, died May 10, 1866. Married 
Thankful Hussey of Portland, Me. 
321. Eliza6, born March 21, 1793; married Samuel Philbrick. 
322. Jacob6, born Oct. 24, 1795, died Feb. 7, 1851. Married
Wayne, of Vassalboro, Me. 
323. Edward6, born Aug. 30, 1798, died Nov. 5, 1840. Was a 
doctor at Augusta Me. Married first, Margaret Tappan; 
second, Mary Snell. 
324. Abigail6, born June 30, 1800, died Oct. 1, 1801. 
325. Philip6, born March 19, 1802, died Sept. 28, 1806. 
326. Philip R.6, born July 13, 1808, died Feb. 15, 1873.
Amelia Dexter. 

Joseph, Jacob and Philip R., were all tanners and carried on a
very extensive business at South Danvers, and at Vassalboro
and several other places. Philip R. was also largely engaged
in manufacturing shoes. 

Copy of Bill.

The Estate of Sylvester Proctor, 
1774. œ s. d. 
Oct. 7. To 10 lbs. Leather, at 1 s., 10, 0 
Nov. 28. " 14 lbs. Leather, at 13 1/2d., 15, 9 
" Slaterhouse for killing 2 Cattle, 2s., 2, 0 
" the Shay in the village, 1s., 1, 0 
œ1, 8, 9 
Danvers 11 mo., 4th, 1790. 
Errors excepted, for my Father, 
Edward Southwick. 
Endorsed on the back of above bill as follows: 
Received pay of Daniel Fry, Administrator, 
Edward Southwick. 

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JOSIAH SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Lawrence and Patience (Handy), born Jan. 27, 1777, died
March 4, 1874, aged 97. Married first, in 1818, Mary Baker, of
Granville, N. Y.,daughter of William and Phebe (Griffin); she
had two children, both of whom died young. Married second,
March 1832, Rachael Brown, of Queensbury, N. Y., daughter of
Howgill and Lydia Brown, born Feb. 6, 1789, died April 25,
1876. Children: 

327. William B6, born Dec. 10, 1819, at Danby, Vt. 
328. Phebe6, born Sept. 4, 1821. 
329. Hannah6, born May 17, 1825; died Dec. 26, 1861. Married 
Joseph Fletcher, of Mt. Holly Vt., born April 11, 1837, son 
of Walter and Mary (Chamberlain) Fletcher. 
330. Infant6, born and died 1827. 

Josiah5, went to Danby, Vt., when he was 24 years of age
(1801). Josiah was a Quaker, and very much esteemed by all who
knew him, for his love of peace, and good will towards all.
His industry and thrift and cheerful disposition made him a
pleasant companion for old and young; his memory was good and
eye sight until his death.--History of Danby Vt., published in

JOSIAH SOUTHWICK, a native of Massachusetts, was born in 1777.
He came to Danby when he was 24 years of age (1801), married
Mary Baker, of Granville, N. Y., and in 1801 settled on the
farm where he now lives. He is the son of Lawrence Southwick,
a native of Salem, Mass., and was one of a family of twenty
children, he being the nineteenth child. His grandmother, 

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on his mother's side, was the daughter of John Franklin, a
printer of Newport, R. I., who was a brother to Benjamin
Franklin, the celebrated philosopher. Mr. Southwick is at
present (1870) the oldest inhabitant of the town, being 93
years of age. He is a hale, robust, healthy old man; his
mental and physical powers being unimpaired. He can read
common print without spectacles, and his memory at this
advanced age is good. Nearly the whole world of mankind living
at the time he was born have died. He has been a hard
laboring, industrious farmer, a man of good morals and
excellent habits. He is a member of the Quaker Society, a
peaceable, quiet citizen and a good neighbor. Mr. Southwick is
a Republican by principle and although never having been an
active politician, he has attended every Presidential election
since his residence here. We hope many years of life and vigor
may yet be by a kind Providence meted out to him. He is one of
the old landmarks and the only remaining link which connects
us with the revolutionary times. Many changes have taken
place, and many important events have transpired in his day.
Two generations have passed away since his settlement here,
and there are less than a dozen living here now who were here
at the time of his settlement. He is a man of cheerful
disposition and of wit and humor, possessing a large fund of
anecdotes, and is a genial companion. Many of his stories,
although relating to events of seventy-five or eighty years
ago, are still told with all the ardor of youth. Mr. Southwick
is a man of domestic habits and a promoter of peace. He 

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has been twice married. His last wife's name was
Rachael Brown, with whom he now lives. He has but
two children, William, and Hannah who married
Joseph Fletcher. They live upon the homestead and
have one daughter, May R.--Records of Town of
Danby, Vt. 


TAMSON SOUTHWICK5, (Joseph4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Joseph and Bethia Callum,
born Aug. 28, 1750, died Jan. 27, 1836; married
William Frye, 1st, of Andover, born Aug. 1749,
died Oct. 11, 1831.(*) Children: 

331. William 2d6, born Nov. 27, 1774, died 1860.
Married (???) 
332. Cassandra6, born Nov. 27, 1777; married
Ichabod Nichols. 
333. Tamson6, born April 28, 1779; married (???)
334. Hannah6, born Oct. 4, 1781; married Joseph
Buxton, of Danvers. 
335. Bethia6, born Feb. 26, 1784, died Dec. 18,
1826. Married 
(???) Purington. 
336. Anna6, born May 6, 1786; married Ezra
Johnson, of Lynn. 
337. Gertrude6, born Sept. 24, 1789, died Dec. 9,
1818. Married 
Moses Whittier, of Dover, N. H., Dec. 15, 1814. 


ASA SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Patience (Handy),
born Aug. 3, 1766, went to No. Adams to live, in
1826, being 60 years of age. Married in 1787.
(*) In 1749 there was no rain at Andover, Mass.,
from spring untill 
August, still there was raised a good crop of
corn; as per record 
of William Frye's Bible. 

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338. Lemuel6, born Dec. 4, 1793, died 1875. Went
to Ohio to 
live and died there, 82 years of age. He married
Rhoda Arnold, 1814, she died Oct. 5, 1855 or 56;
Widow Julia Hart. 
339. Lydia6, born 1795; married Samuel Wilbur.(*)

340. Edmund6, born 1797; married Chloe Clarke,
and has always 
lived at No. Adams on the old homestead. 
341. Hannah6, born 1797; married Ira Wilbur.(*) 
342. Nancy6, born 1799, died at No. Adams, 16
years of age. 

Lydia and Hannah married brothers and lived near
Detroit, Michigan. 

All the above is from the records of Friends'
meeting at Berlin, Mass. 


ABIGAIL SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3,
Daniel2, Lawrence1), daughter of Lawrence and
Patience (Handy), born in 1772; married in 1789,
Asa Wheeler. Children: 

343. Abel6, born Sept. 10, 1790, died Feb. 18,
344. Anna6, born June 27, 1792, living in 1880. 
345. Asa, Jr.6, born Jan. 19. 1796, died May 21,
346. Dinah6, born Nov. 13, 1797, died Dec. 5,
347. Aaron6, born June 14, 1800, died Nov. 22,
348. Abigail6, born Oct. 8, 1803, died Aug. 8,
349. Ascha6, born Oct. 29, 1804, living in 1880. 
350. Seba6, born Dec. 29, 1806, died Jan. 16,
351. Allen6, born Jan. 26, 1809, died April 13,
352. Roena6, born Dec. 24, 1810, died April 25,
353. Obadiah6, born Aug. 13, 1813, died Jan. 24,
354. Eliza6, born April 6, 1815, died Aug. 23,


LYDIA SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Lawrence and Patience 
(*) Brothers at Jackson Co., Michigan. 

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(Handy), born in 1764; married Obadiah Frye, born 1793. They
moved to East Farmington, N. Y. Children: 

355. John6, born Feb. 3, 1793. 
356. Miriam6, born Sept. 16, 1794. 
357. Mary6, born March 8, 1796. 
358. Sarah6, born Sept. 14, 1797. 
359. Lydia6, born June 5, 1799. 

The above is from the records of Friends' meeting at Bolton. 


MARY SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
daughter of Lawrence and Patience (Handy), born July 12, 1772,
died Feb. 26, 1851. Married first, 1791, Israel Chilson, died
1805, at Clarksburgh, Mass., and was buried at Stamford, Vt.;
second, Jacob Brown. Children: 

360. Moses6, born 1792; married Elizabeth Southwick, daughter 
of Edward and Elizabeth. 
361. Seriel6, born 1794, went to Michigan. 
362. Jason6, born Oct. 28, 1798. He has had four wives; is now

(1880) living at Clarksburgh; had one child, it died young. 
363. Judson6, born June 24, 1800; married Oct. 3, 1821, Sophia

Smith, born Feb. 3, 1802, died June 4, 1874. Had 7 children, 
viz.: Albert, Martha, Andrew, Almon, Harriet, Mary E. 
and Chester. Judson is living (1880) with his children, Andrew

and Chester, the rest are dead. Andrew married Jane 
Walker, and lives in No. Adams, Mass. Children: Warner, 
Cora, Albert, and Edward. 
364. Veloras6, born in 1802, died 1877, has two children:
living in Clarksburgh, Mass., and Mary, a school-teacher 
in Grammar School, at Troy, N. Y. 
365. Israel6, born 1804, was married and lived near Ontario, 
Wayne Co., N. Y. 

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366. Child6, died young. 

Married Jacob Brown, 1806, in Stamford, Vt. 

367. George Southwick6, born Feb. 7, 1807, died Oct. 4, 1828,
Ontario, N. Y., unmarried. 
368. Henry Cummings6, born May 17, 1808; married Clarissa M. 
Baker, Jan. 1, 1828. Was living in 1880, in Ontario, 
N. Y. and has a family near him. 
369. Hiram6, born Aug. 31, 1809, died Oct. 10, 1812. 
370. Maria Fenwick6, born April 13, 1811, resides at Fenwick,
Married Sept. 8, 1836, Quartus Joslin, and has three children,

viz.: William Henry, born 1840, he died in the service 
in the late Rebellion, aged 23 years, 10 mos., 10 days; 
Charles Franklin, born 1845; Mary Elizabeth, born 1855. 
371. Huldah6, born Oct. 14, 1817, died Dec. 29, 1844, at No.
Mass.; married Alvin W. Leonard, Oct. 1836, and has a 
son, Henry W. Leonard, a Methodist Preacher. 
372. Hiram6, born Jan 19, 1814, married Jane Smith, Feb. 14, 
1840, born Oct. 30, 1817, died March 1878, have two children, 
J. Leonard Brown and Darwin Brown, both married 
and have families. J. Leonard Brown married Nancy 
Day, of Stamford, Vt., Feb. 22, 1867. Children: Jennie 
H., born Feb. 17, 1868; Henry L., born June 2, 1869; Hiram, 
born March 25, 1871; Mary M., born Dec. 12, 1872; Geo. 
C., born March 19, 1874; Laura E., born March 17, 1876. 


MOSES SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Lawrence and Patience (Handy), born Sept. 30, 1768,
died June 11, 1836. Married in 1792, Anna Harkness, daughter
of Adam and Hannah Harkness, born Sept. 29, 1759, died Aug.
16, 1824. Children: 

373. Mary6, born June 24, 1792, died June 17, 1827. Married 
Royal Tyler, April 28, 1811. 
374. Annie6, born April 18, 1794, died April 6, 1851. Married 
Joshua Trask, Nov. 7, 1819. 

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375. Phebe6, born April 25, 1796, died Feb. 9, 1853;
376. Nathan6, born March 18, 1798; married first, March 5,
Eliza A. Inman, died Sept. 25, 1829; second, Eliza A. 
Arnold, June 26, 1832, died Oct. 26, 1837; Third, Sarah 
Darling, Aug. 19, 1839, died Jan. 9, 1841; fourth, Clara 
Darling, Oct. 27, 1841. 
377. Rachael6, born Oct. 25, 1799, died May 14, 1806. 


CALEB SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Lawrence and Patience (Handy), born Feb. 4, 1757, died
Dec. 28, 1819. He was a farmer. Married Oct. 1793, Phebe
Osborn, of Danvers, born Nov. 24, 1764, died Feb. 15, 1843,
they moved to Peru, Clinton Co., N. Y. Children: 

378. Paul6, born May 15, 1797, died Nov. 14, 1858; married
Coffee, Nov. 8, 1826. 
379. Abigail6, born Aug. 9, 1801, died Dec. 4, 1870;
380. Mary6, born Aug. 30, 1804, died Nov. 4, 1818; unmarried. 
381. David6, born Nov. 4, 1794, died Feb. 20, 1824; married
Mason, Oct. 1817. 
382. Edward6, born March 12, 1807; married Maria Miller of 
Clinton Co., N. Y., Jan. 3, 1833. 
383. Infant6, died young. 
384. Infant6, died young. 
385. Daniel6, born Nov. 4, 1799, died April, 1800. 


DANIEL SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Lawrence and Patience (Handy), born 1756, died 1846,
aged 89 yrs., 11 mos., 2 days, at Holland Purchase, Erie Co.,
N. Y. Married, May 2, 1792, in Smithville, R. I., Jemima

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daughter of Jacob and Judith Bartlett, of Danby, Vt.; she died
in 1840. Children: 

386. Samuel6, born Feb. 11, 1793; married Phebe Southwick, 
Aug. 1842, settled at Collins, N. Y., no children. 
387. Sarah6, born 1795; married Luther Colvin, July 1814; went

to Brant, N. Y. 
388. Anna6, born 1797; married David Clark; went to Hamburgh, 
N. Y. 
389. George6, born Feb. 14, 1800; married Louisa Tenney, of 
Danby, Vt., in 1827, and went West. He was a school 
390. Judith6, born 1801; married John Roberts. 
391. Patience6, born 1803, died 1833. Married Ebenezer Holton,
Dorset, Vt. 
392. Asa6, born March 19, 1804; married, in 1827, Sarah
of Danby, born 1809, went to Brant, N. Y., and afterwards 
went to Ohio. 
393. Lydia6, born 1807; married Calvin Hitchcock, of Brant. 
394. Nathan6, born April 19, 1808; married Clarinda Hall, Feb.

22, 1832; he was a farmer and lived in Brant, N. Y., was 
killed by a falling tree, Sept. 22, 1867. 
395. Maria6, born Jan. 9, 1809; married Austin Shaw, went to 
Collins, N. Y. 
396. Naomi6, born 1812, died young. Never married. 
397. Daniel Jr.6, born April 13, 1813; he was a farmer;
first, Sally Ann Fisk, Nov. 16, 1853; went to Brant N. Y., 
one child, Mina; second, Lydia Sisson, Dec. 24, 1859, of 
Queensbury, N. Y. 
398. Phebe6, born Jan. 8, 1817; married George Cory, no
399. Jacob6, born May 20, 1820; married Mary Anna Wealthy, 
Jan. 11, 1857, settled on his father's homestead in Brant, 
N. Y. He was a farmer. 

DANIEL SOUTHWICK, a brother of Josiah, came about the same
time and settled on the present homestead of Hiram Fisk. He
was also a Quaker and a man of thrift and industry. He married

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daughter of Jacob Bartlett, and raised a large family nearly
all of whom removed from town many years since. He died in
Holland Purchase, N. Y., 1846, aged 89 yrs., 11 mos., 2 days.
The names of his children are as follows: Samuel, Sarah, Anna,
George, Asa, Nathan, Daniel, Jr., Jacob, Mariah, Naomi, Lydia,
Judith, Patience and Phebe. Samuel became a farmer and settled
in Collins, N.Y. Sarah married a Colvin and moved to Brant, N.
Y. Anna married David Clark, and resided in Hamburgh, N. Y.
Asa married Sally Tenney, of this town and settled in Brant
and afterwards removed to Ohio; he was also a farmer. George
married Louisa Tenney, and also went West. Nathan was a farmer
and lived in Brant; he was killed by the falling of a tree; he
left two children, Mercy and Eleanor. Daniel, Jr., married
Sally Ann Fisk, of Danby, and settled in Brant, she died
leaving one daughter, Mina. He next married Lydia Sisson, of
Queensbury, N. Y. Jacob settled upon his fathers homestead in
Brant. Mariah married Austin Shaw, and removed to Collins.
Lydia married Calvin Hitchcock of Brant. Patience married
Ebenezer Holton, of Dorset, Vt., she died in 1833; her
children numbered five, viz.: Elijah, Plynn, Eliza, Lydia and
Rachael.--Records of Town of Danby, Vt. 


DAVID SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Lawrence and Hannah (Shove) born March 21, 1754, died
April 16, 1819. Married, 

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April 16, 1779, Elizabeth Sweet, born June 29, 1760. Children:

400. Tamson6, born March 19, 1780; married Feb. 5, 1807, John 
Hoag. He died April 10, 1807, of consumption. 
401. Stephen Sweet6, born July 12, 1781, died June 28, 1849.
Oct. 28, 1806, Mary Wheeler. 
402. Huldah6, born April 6, 1783, died Oct. 22, 1800, at
403. Hannah6, born Feb. 20, 1785, died April 23, 1809, at
404. David Jr.6, born Jan. 11, 1787; married Jan. 1789, Polly 
405. George6, born April 10, 1789, moved to upper Cannda about

406. Elizabeth6, born Jan. 11, 1791; married Dec. 6, 1810,
407. Daniel6, born June 2, 1793, moved to upper Canada about 
1818, as per Uxbridge Records Friends' meeting. 
408. Elisha6, born March 31, 1795, died Aug. 13, 1830: married

Lydia H. Houghton. 
409. Mary6, born April 23, 1797, died Aug. 30, 1797. 
410. Mary6, born Oct. 27, 1798; married Nov. 5, 1819, Timothy 
411. Marmaduke6, born Dec. 23, 1800, died at Centreville, St. 
Joseph Co., Mich., March 24, 1870; never married. He was a 
blacksmith, and a very genial man. 
412. Ruth6, born May 17, 1804; was never married. 


NATHANIEL SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Hannah (Shove), born May 2,
1752; married Elizabeth Southgate in 1775. Children: 

413. Palina6, born 1776; never married. 
414. Amosa6, born 1778; married Polly Richardson. 
415. Cassandra6, born 1780, died in 1871; married Joel Kelly. 
416. Abigail6, born 1782; never married. 

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417. Betsey6, born 1790; never married. 
418. Sebe Maria6, born 1792; married (???) Kent. 
419. Rebecca6, born Jan. 15, 1796; is now living


JOSEPH SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3,
Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Hannah
(Shove), born Feb. 21, 1745, died March 19, 1814;
married April 1, 1779, Elsie Sayles, daughter of
Jonathan, of Smithfield, R. I.; born Feb. 5,
1756, died Nov. 11, 1844. Children: 

420. Ezra6, born Feb. 22, 1780, died April 19,
1847. Married first, 
Chloe Taft; second, Susan Taft; third, Nancy
421. Sarah6, born July 2, 1781, died Jan.1. 1867.
Married Gershom 
Keith, born 1783, died Oct. 1841. 
422. Moses6, born May 6, 1783, died Oct. 4, 1824.
Married Sarah 
423. Elizabeth6, born March 23, 1785, died April
13, 1859. 
424. Mary6, born July 15, 1787, died Aug. 26,
1872. Married Feb. 
28, 1811, Daniel Farnum. 
425. Luke6, born Sept. 11, 1789, died March 24,
426. Joseph6, born March 2, 1793, died Aug. 8,
1860. Married 
Miranda Lapham.(*) 
427. Duty6, born July 15, 1794, died Feb. 2,
428. Arnold6, born Feb. 14, 1798, died Nov. 15,
1869. Married 
March 8, 1827, Patience Lapham(*). 


THEOPHILUS SOUTHWICK5, (Daniel4, Lawrence3,
Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of Daniel and Ruth
(Shove), born Sept. 29, 1750, died Jan. 10, 1825.
Married Anna Remington (called Nancy); died Aug.
20, 1824. Children: 
(*) Sisters. 

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429. Remington6, born Nov. 26, 1779, died April 22, 1807.
Philena Cook. 
430. Nathan6, born May 18, 1783, died Dec. 11, 1845. Married 
Amy Wilkinson. 
431. William6, born June 4, 1786, died July 19, 1828. Married 
Rebecca Bowditch. 
432. Lucy6, born March 8, 1789, died July 19, 1873. Married
433. Daniel6, born Aug. 17, 1793; married Lucinda Brown, Feb. 
14, 1822. 
434. Marbra6, born Jan. 8, 1795, died March 12, 1866. Married 
Manning Wheelock. 
435. Keziah6, born Sept. 30, 1803, died July 16, 1804. 


RUTH SOUTHWICK5, (Daniel4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1,)
daughter of Daniel and Ruth (Mussey), born March 20, 1755,
died June 10, 1813. Married Oct. 5, 1780, Benedict Remington,
son of John and Mary, of Jamestown, Newport Co., R. I., as per
Smithfield Friends' meeting records. Children: 

436. Hannah6, probably born 1781. 
437. Benedict6, probably born 1783. 
438. Daniel6, probably born 1785. 


GEORGE SOUTHWICK5, (Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Daniel and Ruth (Shove), born Dec. 14, 1747, died April
7, 1807; married, July 5, 1777, Judith Southwick, daughter of
Daniel and Ruth (Mussey), born Oct. 23, 1757, died Feb. 11,
1837. Children, all born at Uxbridge, Mass.: 

439. Thomas Mussey6, born March 17, 1778; married Matilda 

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440. Daniel6, born May 28, 1780; married Lucina
441. Ruth6, born Nov. 22, 1782; married Asahel
442. Elizabeth6, born Oct. 2, 1785, died Oct. 24,
1872. Married 
Nathaniel Day, born in Uxbridge, Oct. 9, 1783,
died May, 
443. George6, born Jan. 11, 1789; married Betsey
444. James6, died young. 
445. Judith6, born July 21, 1791; married Otis
446. James6, born Sept. 1, 1795; not married. 
447. Lydia6, born April 11, 1800, died Nov. 30,
1828, at Lee, 
N. Y. Married Daniel Morse, Dec. 1822. 


EDWARD SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3,
Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Hannah
(Shove), born March 18, 1740, at Smithfield, R.
I., died March 18, 1833. He was a whaler and
captain. married June 1, 1769, Elizabeth
Southwick, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah
(Osborn), born Feb. 18, 1745, died June 15, 1834.

448. Hannah6, born Oct. 3, 1773; married Anthony
449. David6, born Feb. 4, 1777, in R. I.
Occupation a farmer in 
Vermont. Married March 1, 1804, Mary, daughter of
and Mary Sherman, born Nov. 15, 1783, at
Mass. He had a certificate from the Smithfield
Meeting, to Danby, Vt. monthly Meeting, Feb. 28,
450. Mercy6, born Oct. 18, 1779; married Elijah
451. Olive6, born July 2, 1780; married Cyrus
Carpenter, Feb. 3, 
1800, and went to Danby, Vt., Jan. 29, 1801. 
452. Ezra6, born July 25, 1782, died at Collins,
Erie Co., N. Y., 
1845; married Deborah Smith. Ezra, his mother and
Elizabeth moved from Mendon to Danby, Vt., June
1806. Edward the husband and father, went up Oct.
(*) Asahel and Otis were brothers. 

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453. Elizabeth6, born 1787; married Moses Chilson, 1812; he
born at Hoosick, N. Y., and her son Edward Chilson lived 
in Wallingford, Vt. 

The above is taken from the records of Woonsocket Monthly

199 a.

JOSIAH SOUTHWICK5, (John4, Daniel3, Daniel2, Lawrence1), son
of John and Mary (Buffum), born July 17, 1742. He was a
tanner, at Danvers. Married, in Salem Friends' Meeting,
Elizabeth Southwick, born Dec. 8, 1767, died Feb. 15, 1818.

454. John6, born March 9, 1768, died May 24, 1833. He was a 
schoolmaster. Married Rebecca Alley. 
455. Daniel6, born March 12, 1769, died Jan. 30, 1770. 
456. Phebe6, born March 1, 1770; married Wm. Cobb, of
Me., Dec. 27. 1791. 
457. Hannah6, born Nov. 9, 1771; married Abijah Purington, of 
458. Daniel6, born Dec. 31, 1773, died July 27, 1799, at
459. Elizabeth6, born Aug. 10, 1775, died Aug. 28, 1777. 
460. Cassandra6, born July 10, 1777, died Aug. 13, 1777. 
461. Elizabeth6, born Dec. 5, 1778, died Aug. 12, 1825, at
Me. Married Ebenezer Allen, and left a son, Josiah 
462. Cassandra6, born March 2, 1781; married Stephen Nichols, 
of Salem, Oct. 29, 1812. He was a blacksmith, at Salem. 


LAWRENCE SOUTHWICK5, (Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Daniel and Ruth (Shove), born Jan. 11, 1731, died 1810.
Married first, Dorcas 

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Brown, in 1753, died Dec. 17, 1757; second, Hannah Southwick,
Sept. 6, 1759, born Dec. 2, 1741, died in 1809. He was a
tanner. Children: 

463. Sarah6, born April 27, 1754, died Feb. 14, 1836, aged 81
9 mos. 20 days. Married Benedict Arnold, Nov. 4, 1774, 
not the Traitor. 
464. Elisha6, born Feb. 17, 1757, died 1841. Married Margaret 
465. Ruth6, born 1758, died young. 

Second wife Hannah Southwick, daughter of Jonathan Southwick
and Hannah Osborn. Children: 

466. Royal6, born Dec. 6, 1760; married Phebe Farnum. 
467. Ruth6, born March 5, 1763; married David Farnum, Dec. 2, 
1781, at Uxbridge. 
468. Zadock6, born May 8, 1765, died Oct. 23, 1823. Married 
Sept. 27, 1786, Elizabeth Carpenter, born Sept. 17, 1766, 
died Oct. 10, 1847. 
469. Edward6, born Nov. 2, 1767, died Dec. 13, 1847. Married 
Catharine Wilkinson, 1802. 
470. Dorcas6, born Aug. 12, 1770; married Abram Staples. 
471. Jesse6, born Dec. 5, 1772: married Charlotte Marsh. 
472. Hannah6, born 1778; married James C. Moore. 
473. Chade6, born Oct. 1, 1774; married Chloe Giddings. 
474. Lydia6, born 1781; married Timothy Alexander. 

Lawrence left his tanning business at Uxbridge, Mass., to his
son Royal (who married Phebe Farnum), and moved to Clinton,
Dutchess Co., N.Y., where he bought a farm, about 1780, and
started the tanning business, bringing all his boys up to that
business. About 1786, his son Zadock started tanning, hired a
farm about two miles from his father Lawrence, and in about
three years bought the farm of eighty acres, now known (1875)
as the widow Halsted farm. He was quite a large tanner and
currier for his day. 

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JOSEPH SOUTHWICK5, (John4, John3, John2, Lawrence1), son of
John and Mary (Trask), born about 1723, at Salem, now Peabody;
married, Sept. 13, 1743, Mary Wilson, daughter of Isaac and
Mary Wilson. He was a potter at Danvers. Children: 

475. Mary6, born probably 1744, baptized June 16, 1754. 
476. Susan6, born 1746, baptized 1754, died Sept. 22, 1791. 
477. Hannah6, born Nov. 16, 1756, died May 17, 1806. Married 
Robert Stone. 
478. Elizabeth6, born Aug. 21, 1759, died Jan. 5, 1844.
Richard Smith, June 7, 1785. 

Southwick male line run out. 

Dec. 29, Joseph and wife Mary deed to Robert Wilson, Jr. 


Anna Southwick5, (Joseph4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
daughter of Joseph and Bethia Callum, born Dec. 30, 1743, died
July 30, 1775. Married Jeremiah Hacker. Children: 

479. Esther6. Married Thos. Jones, Brunswick, Me. 
480. Joseph6. 
481. Anna6. Married Wm. Purington, of Falmouth, Me. 
482. Eunice6. Married Stephen Jones, of Brunswick, Me. 


ESTHER SOUTHWICK5, (Joseph4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
daughter of Joseph and Bethia Callum, born Aug. 24, 1748, died
June 26, 1772. Married James Torrey. They had one child: 

483. Esther6. Married Butler Weeks, of Vassalboro, Me. 

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BENJAMIN SOUTHWICK5, (Benjamin4, John3, John2, Lawrence1), son
of Benjamin and Sarah, born 1722. Married Mariam Benson.
Settled in Blackstone, Mass., and lived at Dudley. They had
one child: 

484. Joseph6, born 1738, died March 23, 1813. Married Hannah 
Hunt. He was a farmer. 


ISAAC SOUTHWICK5, (Isaac4, John3, John2, Lawrence1), son of
Isaac and Esther, baptized June 24, 1733. Married Elizabeth
Dresser. They moved to Amherst, N.H., and were there in 1782.

485. Nathaniel6, baptized Aug. 15, 1762, First Church, Salem, 
middle precinct. 
486. Betsey6, baptized July 7, 1765, First Church, Salem,
487. Esther6, baptized Aug. 14, 1768, First Church, Salem,
488. Isaac Dresser6, baptized July 29, 1770, First Church,
middle precinct. 
489. Amos6, baptized Aug. 20, 1775, First Church, Salem,


GEORGE SOUTHWICK 1st5, (John4, John3, John2, Lawrence1), son
of John 3d and Mary (Trask), born about 1736, died before
1808. Married, Dec. 18, 1760, widow Sarah Platt, (nee
Sitchel). Will made June 6, 1803, proved July 19, 1808.

490. George Jr.6, baptized Nov. 9, 1761; married Betsey
491. Francis6, baptized April 8, 1764; married Mrs. Hannah 
Nourse (nee Mitchell). 

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492. Sarah6, baptized Aug. 24, 1766, died young. 
493. Mercy6, baptized March 19, 1769; married Joseph Brown. 
They had eight children, viz.: Betsey, John, Daniel, Joseph, 
Jr., George, Sally, Rebecca, Mercy. 
494. Nathan6, baptized Sept. 8, 1771, died July 20, 1836;
Molly Moulton. 
495. Rebecca6, baptized March 13, 1774; married James Raddin. 
They had three children, viz.: Albert, Henrietta and Marietta 
496. Mary6, baptized June 15, 1777; married Robert Wilson. 


JOHN SOUTHWICK, 4th5, (John4, John3, John2, Lawrence1), son of
John and Mary (Trask), born about 1725, died before 1785.
Married, first, Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Isaac and Mary
Wilson; second, Eunice (???). Children: 

497. George6, born 1750, was killed at Battle of Lexington,
19, 1775. 
498. Prudence6, baptized May 25, 1766, died before 1785.
Stephen Southwick, born 1766, son of William and Sarah. 
499. John Flood6, baptized June 5, 1768. 
500. Mary6, born 1766, died Jan. 14, 1852, 86 years of age.
Jonathan Day. 

John and wife Elizabeth deed to Robert Wilson, Jr.--Salem

John 4th made his will Jan. 4, 1785; it was proved Feb. 8,
1785. He willed wife Eunice, daughters Mary Day and Prudence;
son John's four children œ28, viz.: Jonathan Slade œ10, Israel
œ6, John œ6, Elles œ6; to George's children œ24, viz.: George
œ6, Joseph œ6, Hipsey œ6, Lydia œ6. Cousin William Southwick,

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ISAAC SOUTHWICK5, (Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1),
son of Lawrence and Patience (Handy), born Dec. 13, 1761, died
1823. Married Thankful Parris, born 1765, died 1830. He was a
blacksmith by trade, and went to Danby, Vt. Children: 

501. Truman6, born 1802, died young. 
502. Sylvia6, born 1805. 
503. Edna6, born 1808, died young. 
504. Isaac, Jr.6, born 1809, died in Starksboro, Oct. 11,
Married Elizabeth Otis, daughter of Harris Otis. 
505. Arthur6, born 1817, died young. 

ISAAC SOUTHWICK, brother of Josiah, was early here. He married
Thankful, daughter of Elkhanah Parris and was during his
younger days a blacksmith by trade. He was connected in this
business for a number of years with Savid Bartlett, and in the
manufacture of edge tools. He subsequently settled near the
residence of Wm. Herrick, where he kept a store for several
years. He next settled on the farm owned by Capt. A. N.
Colvin, where he also carried on the mercantile business and
where he lived until his death in 1823, aged 68. His wife died
in 1830, aged 65. They had five children: Truman, born 1802,
died young; Sylvia, born 1805; Edna, born 1808, died young;
Isaac, born 1809, and Arthur, born 1817, also died young.
Isaac, Jr., married Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Harris Otis,
and was in the mercantile business with his father. He died in
Starksboro, Vt., Oct. 11, 1832, leaving two sons: Isaac M.,
born 1829, and 

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Homer H., born 1831. Isaac M. has been twice married, first to
Rebecca Williams, who died in 1867, and next to Lizzie
Wardwell. He is now in the mercantile business and lives in
Boston, having also been a merchant in Rutland for a number of
years. His children are Nelson, Homer and Frankie. Homer H.
married Catherine Germond, of Middletown, where he resides. He
is also in the mercantile business and is one ofthe prominent
citizens of that town, having been a Representative to the
Legislature for two years. He was member of Co. B., 14th
Regiment Vermont Volunteers, and occupied the position of
Sergeant.--Records of Town of Danby, Vt. 


WILLIAM SOUTHWICK5, (John4, John3, John2, Lawrence1), son of
John 3rd, and Mary (Trask), born about 1719, died before 1767;
married Sarah (???). Children: 

506. William6, born May 17, 1754, died Sept. 11 1828. Married 
Lucy Kilburn of Rowley, Mass. 
507. John6, born 1756. 
508. Stephen6, born Dec. 26, 1760; married first, Prudence
daughter of John and Elizabeth Wilson; second, 
Hannah Ropes. 
509. James6, born Oct. 12, 1768; married Persis Peabody, 

Administration granted son William, who gave bonds April 7,
1777, viz.: Ebenezer Southwick and Sylvester Proctor. 


SAMUEL SOUTHWICK5, (David4, Samuel3, John2, 

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Lawrence1), son of David and Thankful (Grigg); married about
1755, Abigail Warner. Children: 

510. David6, born 1756, died 1841, was baptized at
Church, New Salem, Nov. 7, 1762. Married Betsey Stacey, 
of Benson, Vt., in 1781. 
511. Jonathan6, born Aug. 22, 1772, died at his son Masa
at St. Hilaire, Canada, Aug. 18, 1863. Married first, Feb. 2, 
1797, Sarah Branch daughter of Masa and Thankful Branch, 
died April 14, 1814; second, widow Mary Shaw (nee Baker). 
512. Daniel6, born June 11, 1773, died Jan. 15, 1839. Married 
Polly Churchill, of Benson, Vt., Oct. 5, 1797. 
513. Samuel6, born 1780, married Phebe Southwick, daughter of 
George and Lydia (Sargent), 1843. Settled in Western 
N. Y. 


WILMARTH SOUTHWICK5, (Solomon4, Solomon3, Josiah2, Lawrence1),
son of Solomon and Ann (Gardner Carpenter), born at Newport,
R.I., 1775, died Aug. 19, 1843. Married, Nov. 20, 1800, Mrs.
Hannah Churchill. Children: 

514. William6, born at Plymouth, Mass., Aug. 18, 1801. No 
515. Solomon W.6, born at Plymouth, Mass., Jan. 12, 1804, 
died at Albany, N.Y., July 31, 1835. Married Sarah Rice, 
of Waterford, N.Y. No children. 
516. Mary Ann6, born Sept. 30, 1807, died soon after. 
517. Mary Ann6, born June 30, 1808, died Aug. 28, 1824. 
518. Sarah Sherman6, born April 12, 1812; married Wm. Greene 
Fry, at Albany, N. Y., May 7, 1829. 


HENRY COLLINS SOUTHWICK5, (Solomon4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of Solomon and Ann 

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(Gardner Carpenter), born at Newport, R.I., 1772, died 1821.
Married, July 18, 1797, Mary or Margaret Wool, of New York
city, daughter of Josiah Wool and cousin of General Wool.

519. Margaret6, born 1798. 
520. Mary Ann6, born 1799; married Mowry Osborn, Dec. 13, 
521. William6, born 1800. 
522. Catharine6, born 1804. Married (???) Keeler. 
523. Henry Collins, Jr.6, born Dec. 28, 1806; married Mary 
Parkinson, daughter of John Parkinson, of Mayfield, Fulton 
Co., N.Y. 
524. Charles6, born 1808. 
525. John T.6, born 1810. 
526. Edwin6, born 1812. 
527. Jane6, born 1814; married, and went to Sand Lake. 
528. Sarah6, born 1816; married Frank McGuigan. He was a 
drover and did a large business, at Albany, N.Y. 


BENJAMIN SOUTHWICK, Jr.5, (Benjamin4, Samuel3, John2,
Lawrence1), son of Benjamin and Abigail (Burt), born 1723;
married, probably in 1749, Sarah (???). Children: 

529. Samuel6, born Dec. 8, 1750, baptized at New Salem. Sept. 
19, 1779. Married Elizabeth (???), and two others. 
530. Hannah6, born 1752, baptized at New Salem, April 23,
531. Mary6, born 1754, baptized at New Salem, Dec. 13, 1763. 
Married John Hemmenway about 1783. 
532. Jeremiah6, born 1756, baptized at New Salem, May 13,
533. Benjamin6, born 1760, baptized Sept. 19, 1779, at New
Mass., died 1801, aged 41. Married Sarah Fiske, Dec. 23, 
534. Simeon6, born 1764; married Ruth Felton, 1785. 
535. Rachael6, born 1768, baptized Sept. 16, 1770, at the
Church, New Salem, Mass, died July 1842. Married 
Nathaniel Rust, born July 8, 1773, died Oct. 10, 1843. 

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SAMUEL SOUTHWICK5, (Benjamin4, Samuel3, John2, Lawrence1), son
of Benjamin and Abigail (Burt), born 1722, died March 4, 1756.
Married, probably in 1742, Abigail (???). Children: 

536. David6, born 1742; married 1762. 
537. Samuel6, born 1743, died March 4, 1756, aged 13 years. 
538. Mary6, born 1744, baptized June 19, 1784. Married Nov.
539. Relief6, born 1746; married Oct. 4, 1767. 
540. John6, born 1748, baptized Sept. 16, 1795. 


SOLOMON SOUTHWICK5, (Solomon4, Solomon3, Josiah2, Lawrence1),
son of Solomon and Ann (Gardner Carpenter), born Dec. 25,
1773, died Nov. 18, 1839; married March 31, 1795, Jane Barber
of Albany, N. Y. Children: 

541. Ann Gouldbury6, born July 2, 1796, died Oct. 16, 1799. 
542. Francis Moore6, born Oct. 12, 1798, died Oct. 21, 1821. 
543. Mary6, born June 21, 1801, died July 20, 1801. 
544. Elizabeth6, born Dec. 27, 1802, died Oct. 16, 1803. 
545. John Barber6, born Dec. 3, 1805, died July 23, 1833. 
546. Henry Collins6, born July 25, 1808, died July 30, 1866.
Julia C. Buel, of Albany, N. Y. 
547. Solomon6, born July 12, 1810, died Aug. 11, 1866. 
548. Alfred6, born Aug. 23, 1812, died Dec. 5, 1862. 
549. Arthur Cummings6, born Feb. 22, 1815, died Dec. 10, 1846.

Solomon gave a Parchment Deed of land to the Redwood Library
of Newport, R. I., Sept. 10, 1813. 

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By S. S. Randall, (with photograph, in "Annals of 
Albany," Vol. V. Published by Munsell, Albany.) 

THE citizens of Albany are here presented with the speaking
lineaments of a countenance long familiar to many of them; of
a man whose pride and boast it was to number himself among
them; who for a long series of years occupied a commanding
position in the political councils of the state and whose
career affords a signal practical illustration of what may be
accomplished, even under the pressure of the most discouraging
obstacles, by active perseverance, untiring labor and sound
and fixed moral principles. Left at the age of twelve years a
destitute orphan, without friends, without resources of any
kind, other than such as nature had bestowed upon him in the
inappreciable blessings of a sound and vigorous constitution
-- he commenced the work of self-education in the stern school
of adversity, and progressed step by step with an unfaltering
determination and an unyielding energy, until he found himself
in the highest walks of honorable usefulness, guiding the
destinies of the state, wielding the truncheon of influence,
power and wealth, dispensing patronage and diffusing
knowledge. The history of such a man is worthy of the most
careful study, developing as it does, the elements of
self-culture, and affording that encouragement to the indigent
and friendless which may enable them to breast the storms of
life and work out its manifold problems with honor and

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Solomon Southwick was born at Newport, R. I., on the 25th of
December, 1773. His father was one of the earliest and most
efficient champions in that gallant struggle for the rights of
the colonists, which eventuated in the war of the revolution.
As the editor of the Newport Mercury he fearlessly and
powerfully asserted and maintained those republican doctrines
which pervaded the hearts of the patriots of that day and
materially aided in hastening the eventful crisis which was
destined to give birth to a free and independent nation. His
well-known sentiments and effective exertions in the cause of
liberty rendered him peculiarly obnoxious to the emissaries of
the British Government; and placed under the vindictive ban of
an unscrupulous and irritated tyranny, he became one of the
earliest victims of oppression and power. From a condition of
competency and even affluence, arising from his connection
with some of the best and wealthiest families of the province,
and by his own industry and talents, he was speedily reduced
to utter destitution and penury. Hunted down by the myrmidons
of despotism, he was driven from his home and compelled to
seek elsewhere a precarious shelter from the vengeance of an
exasperated foe. His wife soon fell a victim to anxiety, care
and physical and mental sufferings, and he survived her loss
but a short time, leaving five children dependent upon the
world's cold charity for the means of subsistence. 

The subject of this sketch commenced his career, while yet a
mere boy, as cook to a fishing company bound for Cape Cod; and
after enduring for several 

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months the innumerable hardships and privations incident to
such a station, he returned to Newport and apprenticed himself
to a baker in his native town. Not long afterwards abandoning
this employment, he went on board a coasting vessel in the
capacity of a common sailor, where he remained until he
attained his eighteenth year, when he obtained a situation as
apprentice in a printing establishment in the city of New
York. From thence he was transferred as a journeyman to the
office of the Albany Register in this city, then conducted by
his brother-in-law, John Barber, printer to the state; and
soon after became a partner in that establishment. On the
death of Mr. Barber in 1808, he succeeded to his interest in
the paper; and in this capacity, his talents, intrepidity and
energy soon placed him at the head of the Democratic party, of
which the Register was organ and champion, and enabled him for
a long time to exercise an almost unlimited influence upon the
political destinies of the state. He continued in charge of
the Register for a period of nearly thirty years, during which
time he successively held the stations of Clerk of the House
of Assembly, Clerk of the Senate, Sheriff of the county of
Albany, Manager of the State Literature Lottery, State
Printer, Regent of the University and Postmaster of the city
of Albany. 

After the discontinuance of the Register, he established and
conducted for several years an agricultural paper under the
title of the Plough Boy, first under the anonymous designation
of "Henry Homespun, Jr.," and subsequently in his own name. At
about the 

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same period, he also became the editor of The Christian
Visitant, a periodical devoted to the interests of religion
and morality, and to the refutation of infidel principles.
Subsequently he assumed the editorial charge of the National
Democrat, during which period he presented himself to the
electors of the state as a candidate for governor in
opposition to the regularly nominated candidate of the
Democratic party, the Hon. Joseph C. Yates. During the
prevalence of the antimasonic excitement, he established and
for several years conducted the National Observer, the
prominent organ of anti-masonry; and was soon afterwards
nominated as the candidate of that party for the chief
magistracy, in opposition to Mr. Van Buren and the Hon. Smith
Thompson, the candidates respectively of the friends of Gen.
Jackson and Mr. Adams. Failing of success however, and
disgusted with the manifold vexations of political strife, he
withdrew from the turbulent arena of public life and sought in
the congenial atmosphere of the domestic and social circle
that happiness and peace of mind which he had failed to
experience in the restless career of personal and political

His long connection with the party interests of the day having
terminated, the remainder of his life was devoted to study and
contemplation, to the welcome enjoyments of the family
fireside, and to the dissemination of religious, moral and
intellectual truth. The morning of his life was overshadowed
with heavy and threatening clouds; his noonday sun shone with
a brilliant, perhaps a too brilliant and hurtful splendor; 

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but its evening declination was the steady tempered, and
grateful recollection of a mellowed and softened light. It is
to this period that we must chiefly refer those great
exertions in the great field of moral and intellectual
education, to which we are indebted for the most conclusive
proofs of the vigor, depth, compass and soundness of his mind,
as well as the comprehensive benevolence and general
philanthropy for which he was so eminently distinguished. From
the years 1831 to 1837 he delivered in most of the principal
towns of the state a course of lectures on the Bible, on
temperance, and on self-education, which were universally
admired and highly appreciated. He also published during this
period the "Letters of a Layman," under the signature of
"Sherlock," addressed to Thomas Hertell, Esq., of New York,
chiefly on the subject of that philosophical infidelity
originating with the French Revolution and which had taken
deep root, particularly in the large cities and more populous
places of our own country. This publication was followed by
"Five Letters to Young Men, by an Old Man of Sixty," designed
to warn the rising generation against the many seductive
allurements and criminalities which infest our cities and
larger towns. For the last two years of his life he conducted
the editorial department of the Family Newspaper, published by
his son Alfred Southwick in this city,--a weekly journal
devoted to literary and miscellaneous topics,--and devoted his
leisure hours to a variety of literary efforts upon topics of
general and local interest, theological, political, moral, and
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which it was his intention at a future period to revise and
prepare for the press. But it was otherwise decreed by the
all-wise dispenser of human events. Suddenly and without any
previous warning, he was arrested by the hand of death, in the
midst of his usefulness, and in the full maturity of his
intellectual powers. On the 18th day of November, 1839, while
returning, in company with Mrs. Southwick, from a social visit
at the house of a valued friend, he was attacked by an
affection of the heart, which in about fifteen minutes
terminated fatally. His age was sixtysix. 

The chief elements which entered into the composition of Mr.
Southwick's character were noble and intrinsically great.
Reared in the school of adversity, struggling with and
heroically surmounting the most formidable obstacles to
advancement and success; working out the materials for
usefulness, honor, and fame, by his own unaided exertions; and
finally triumphing through the force and energy of his
character, over all the impediments to his progress--obtaining
too that most difficult of all victories, the final and
complete subjugation of the selfish propensities to the higher
and nobler intellectual and moral nature --his example cannot
fail to prove eminently beneficial to the youth of our land.
Few men have occupied a larger space in the political history
of our state; few have participated more extensively, or for a
longer period of time, in the public confidence and regard;
and few have experienced more striking vicissitudes of fortune
in the busy arena of partisan warfare. The 

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limits to which we are restricted on the present occasion,
necessarily compel us to pass over this portion of his public
career, and to contemplate him only in that aspect more
particularly interesting to the numerous and honorable class
of which he was a distinguished member, and for whose benefit
his literary efforts were especially designed. Himself
emphatically a self-made man--one of nature's noblemen--owing
all of knowledge, of mental and moral culture, of success in
life, of honor, fame, distinction and usefulness, to his own
exertions and perseverance, it was the predominant desire, the
master-passion, so to speak, of his mind, to communicate to
others and especially to the laboring classes, to the
indigent, the obscure, the friendless, and generally to the
YOUNG in every condition of life, that knowledge of their
powers and faculties which should render them independent of
extraneous circumstances and adventitious aid, in the
development of their minds, and the advancement of their
personal and pecuniary interest. His celebrated address at the
opening of the Apprentices' Library in this city--an
institution to the establishment of which his exertions
materially contributed, and which long remained a proud and
invaluable monument of public enterprise and private
liberality--is an earnest, impassioned and eloquent appeal in
behalf of the "YOUNG MECHANIC," and secured for its author the
most gratifying tributes of applause and admiration from the
ablest statesmen and most distinguished philanthropists, at
home and abroad. Wilberforce commended it as one of the
noblest efforts of comprehensive 

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benevolence. Jefferson, Monroe, and the younger Adams and
others addressed to him letters expressive of their exalted
admiration of his character and efforts in the cause of
humanity and education. This address was indeed a masterly
production, overflowing with an energy, a pathos and an
eloquence which only such a subject, in the hands of such a
man, could elicit. 

His exertions in aid of indigent and deserving young men, and
particularly of mechanics, struggling under the pressure of
poverty and embarassment, were unremitted and most effective.
While his ample fortune afforded the means, he assiduously
sought out those to whom he might beneficially and
advantageonsly extend the hand of assistance, and neglected no
opportunity of advancing and encouraging the industrious and
deserving, by substantial testimonials of the interest which
he felt in their welfare. Many instances of his timely and
efficient, but delicate and unobtrusive interference, at
critical moments in the career of the struggling sons of
labor, are still gratefully treasured up in honest hearts and
will be long remembered. In all his various lectures,
addresses, and orations before literary and other societies,
at public meetings and on anniversary occasions, the welfare
and prosperity of the laboring classes seemed constantly and
steadily to have been kept in view; and he availed himself of
every opportunity which was presented, to communicate the rich
results of his own experience, of his varied and extensive
reading and comprehensive and judicious observations. 

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with reference to the cultivation and development of the mind.

A few months previous to his death, he had projected the
establishment of a literary and scientific Institute in this
city, to be placed under his personal control and supervision,
for the purpose of affording the requisite facilities to young
men desirous of pursuing the course of self-education which he
had himself marked out and followed. 

In person Mr. Southwick was somewhat under the middle size,
with a countenance beaming with benignity and expressive of an
enthusiastic, ardent and sanguine temperament--a countenance
indeed indicative of the many and active virtues of his heart.
When the writer of this brief and most imperfect sketch,
enjoyed the pleasure of his acquaintance and intimacy, age had
"silvered over his locks" without in any degree fastening its
impress upon the clear contour of his noble brow, or bending
his manly form. An insidious disease, the result of sedentary
and studious habits, had undermined the citadel of health, and
deprived the evening of his days of that uninterrupted and
placid enjoyment to which he might otherwise have looked. But
his cheerfulness and philosophic amenity never for a moment
deserted him; and his domestic altar kindled to the last with
the bright glow of diffusive charity and comprehensive
benevolence. Peace to his ashes! So long as the kindly virtues
of the heart are revered and hallowed, so long will the name
of SOLOMON SOUTHWICK be held in remembrance by all who knew
his sterling worth and by all who have participated 

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themselves of those signal advantages in the
intellectual and moral culture of their minds,
which it was the highest ambition of his life to


In Annals of Albany, Vol. 10. Published by
Albany. (This was written by Gorham A. Worth, 
Esq., who was Cashier of the Mechanics and
Bank in this city, and afterward President 
of the City Bank in New York.) 

OF the public men of Albany, office holders,
politicians and jurists, it may be expected that
I should say something. Among the most prominent
were Geo. Clinton, John Tayler, Ambrose Spencer,
James Kent, Chancellor Lansing, Abraham Van
Vechten, John V. Henry, John Woodworth, Thomas
Tillotson, Abraham G. Lansing, Elisha Jenkins,
Edmond Charles Genet, and last though not least,
the editor of the Albany Register, Solomon
Southwick. These are names too well known to
require any comment. Many of them are identified
with the history of the state, and will be
chronicled in its pages. I can not in courtesy
however, pass over my old friend Southwick,
without some other notice than that of a mere
casual glance of recognition. Southwick was a man
of genius, with all the peculiarities which
belong to that temperament; its strength and its
weakness, its excellencies and its errors, its
delusive dreams and visions, 

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its improvidence and its instability. He had great fertility
of mind united with great enthusiasm. This was the source of
his eloquence and power. His writings were rather outpourings
than compositions. Yet he imbued them with so much life and
animation, that he seldom failed to carry his readers with
them. His style, though well adapted to the public ear, was
redundant in epithet, inflated and declamatory; and his
language though often strong and impressive was yet in the
main loose and inelegant. He read but little and only from
necessity. He referred to books for particular facts rather
than for general information. 

He was by nature, honest, warm-hearted and generous to a
fault, but seemed to have no fixed or settled principles. In
ethics as well as in politics he travelled from pole to pole.
Yet the kindness of his nature went with him and never forsook
him. His heart and his hand were always open; and as he was
credulous to excess and even superstitious, he was as a matter
of course, swindled by every knave, and duped by every
imposter he met with on the road. 

He was extremely fluent and even eloquent in conversation. But
he had little knowledge of the world, and the predominance of
interest or passion, left his judgement too often at fault. He
had the finest eye and forehead that ever belonged to mortal
man, but every other feature of his face was either
indifferent or defective. His countenance was therefore the
correct index to the character of his mind, incongruous, mixed
and full of contradictions. 

The Albany Register, which he so long and ably 

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edited, was pronounced by Judge Spencer to be the "Political
Bible of the Western District." A greater compliment was
certainly never paid to the conductor of a political journal. 

Mr. Southwick held, at different periods, the office of State
Printer, Clerk of the House of Assembly, Sheriff of the County
of Albany, President of the Mechanics and Farmers' Bank, and
Postmaster of the city. Even in the cloudy days of his latter
years, when friends, fame and fortune had forsaken him, when
every objectionable act of his life was spread upon the record
and all his faults and weaknesses blazoned to the public eye;
even then he received over "Thirty Thousand Votes" for
Governor of the State. 

SOLOMON SOUTHWICK went to Albany N. Y. and became editor of
the Albany Register, which was begun in 1788 as a Democratic
paper, and with which he was connected for a period of nearly
thirty years. He was successively Clerk of the House of the
Assembly at Albany, Clerk of the Senate, Sheriff of the
County, manager of the State Literature Lottery, State
Printer, regent of the University, Postmaster of the city, and
President of the Farmers and Mechanics' Bank. For a
considerable time he was at the head of the Democratic party,
wielding almost unlimited influence upon the political
destinies of the State. Besides the Register, which he
published in his own name from 1808 to 1817, he also published
the Christian Visitant, in 1815, and the Plough Boy, an

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paper, in 1819. He edited the National Democrat in 1817, the
National Observer in 1826, and the Family Newspaper in 1838.
He was twice nominated for Governor, but his party was in the
minority at that time. He was a voluminous writer and left
several published volumes. He died suddenly Nov. 18, 1839,
aged 66. His brother, Henry C., was a practical printer and
was sometimes associated with him in the business. He married
Jane, the sister of John Barber who established the Register,
and whom he succeeded as its proprietor. She survived him
several years. Of six sons, but one left posterity. The Albany
Barbers were of a different family from those of Newport. (M.)


EBENEZER SOUTHWICK 2nd5, (Ebenezer4, Samuel3, John2,
Lawrence1), son of Ebenezer 1st and Mary (Whitman), born in
Salem, Feb. 3, 1735, died Jan. 8, 1820. Married Susanna Orr,
of North Yarmouth, born Feb. 2, 1734, died Aug. 9, 1811.

550. David6, born April 28, 1759, died Oct. 8, 1773. 
551. Susanna6, born March 6, 1761; married Sylvester Osborn. 
552. Experience6, born Oct. 31, 1762, died Aug. 26. 1818.
first, Richard Downing, second, (???) Foster. 
553. Molly6, born Dec. 3, 1764, died Nov. 15, 1794. 
554. Lydia6, born Nov. 1, 1766; married John Osborn, father of

Franklin Osborn, Sr., now living (1881) in Peabody, Mass. 
555. Marcy6, born Dec. 1768, lived eight days. 
556. Huldah6, born July 19, 1770; married Master Benjamin
Nov. 11, 1810, an eccentric teacher, at Danvers, Mass. No 
557. Temperance6, born June 19, 1782; married (???) Searls. 

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558. Margaret6, born June 25, 1784. 
559. Richard6, born July 30, 1786, died May 1, 1820. 

209 a.

JOSIAH SOUTHWICK5, (Josiah4, Josiah3, Josiah2, Lawrence1), son
of Josiah and Elizabeth (Collins), born 1706; married
Elizabeth (???). Children: 

560. Solomon6, born 1738; married Rachael Zelley, 1773, had 
four children, viz.: Hannah, Elizabeth, James, Deborah. 
560a. Josiah, born 1740. 

Copy of fosiah Southwick's Will.

Josiah Southwick, of Northampton, in Burlington County, West
Jersey, yeoman, being of disposing mind and memory do make and
ordain this my last will and testament. 

Imprimis. My meadow lying near Joseph Rideway's, containing
about twenty-five acres, I will that my son, Solomon
Southwick, enjoy that part of said meadow, which lies on the
northeasterly side of the drain, which goes through said
meadow, so given to my son Solomon Southwick, shall revert
back to ye residue of my estate for the use of my heirs,
hereafter mentioned. 

Item. I give to my son Solomon tenn shillings, he being well
provided for by me heretofore. 

Item. Hannah and Elizabeth, the daughter of Solomon, my son, I
give to each of them one case of Drawers. 

Item. I give to my son Josiah Southwick, five shillings, also
one bed, and furniture. 

Item. I will that as much of my personal estate be sold as
will pay all my just debts, and five pounds over, which five
pounds, I will, to be employed toward schooling to my grandson
James Southwick, and all the residue of my personal estate,
whatsoever, I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth, then all the
residue of my real estate 

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whatsoever and wheresoever, I will, that my beloved wife
Elizabeth, enjoy the same during her natural life. 

Item. All my real estate with the meadow above mentioned,
after my wife's and my son Josiah's decease, I give to my
grandson, James Southwick, to hold, to him, his heirs and
assigns forever, reserving to my wife, and to my son Josiah,
each of them the whole profits, during their lives, as is
above set forth, that is my wife, the whole profits during her
life, and then Josiah, his life. I appoint my wife Elizabeth,
Executrix, and my son Solomon, Executor, of this my last will
and testament, this eighteenth day of February, 1768. 

In presence of 
DAVID Joss, Signed 
The foregoing will being proved, probate was granted by his
Excellency, Gov. Franklin, unto Solomon Southwick, Ex. 

M. Pettit. Reg. 
Thomas Rogers, Guardian of Deborah Southwick and James

Letters of Guardianship was granted by his Excellency William
Livingston, Esq., unto Thomas Rogers, guardian of the person
and estate of Deborah Southwick, and James Southwick, having
first given security to perform the trust reposed in him.
Given under the great seal, the 13th September 1783. 

Bones Reed, Reg. 
Joseph Southwick, Jr., Intestate, 1823. 

Joseph Southwick, Intestate, 1828. 

Copy of Records of Burlington, Co., New Jersey, from 1740 to

Secretary of State office, Aug. 30, 1881. 

E. P. Southwick. 

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JAMES SOUTHWICK5, (Josiah4, Josiah3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of Josiah and Elizabeth
(Collins), born 1708; married, 1737, Rachael
Dawson. Children: 

561. Sarah6, born 1740; married Francis Dawson,
562. William6, born 1742; married Elizabeth
Allen, (1772 probably).(*) 
563. Samuel6, born 1744.(*) 


LEMUEL SOUTHWICK5, (Jonathan4, Samuel3, John2,
Lawrence1,) son of Jonathan and Elizabeth
(Dowty), born 1738, died Sept. 20, 1831; married
probably in 1772, Mary Spencer, born Nov. 2,
1754, died Aug. 14, 1851. Children: 

564. Lemuel6, born 1773, died Sept. 1857; served
three months in 
the War of 1812. Married Joanna Rice. 
565. Samuel6, born 1775, died in Iowa. 
566. Henry6, born 1777. 
567. Polly6, born 1780. 
568. David6, born 1784. 
569. Jonathan6, born Sept. 29, 1798, died Nov. 2,
1875. Married 
Esther Corwin, Nov. 30, 1823. 
570. Arnold6, born June 2, 1802; married widow
Sally Ellis, Aug. 
5, 1838. 


GEORGE SOUTHWICK5, (Jonathan4, Daniel3, Daniel2, 
(*)William and Samuel were in Lee's Legion N. J.
soldiers of 
Revolution, as per Adjutant General William S.
Stryker, and 
Gov. Theo, S. Randolph's History of New Jersey

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Lawrence1), son of Jonathan and Hannah (Osborn), born Feb. 8,
1753, died Oct. 12, 1825, at Collins, Erie Co., N. Y. He was a
farmer; married Feb. 5, 1778, Lydia Sargent, daughter of
Richard Sargent of Blackstone, Mass., born July 9, 1757, died
July 27, 1845. Children: 

571. Jane6, born 1778; married John Bragg, of Glenns Fall, N.
Jan. 1804. 
572. George Jr.6, born 1780, died Feb. 23, 1852; married Jane 
Bowron, Aug. 1809. 
573. Royal6, born 1782, died April 3, 1857; married Oct. 1809.

Christina Langdon, of Aurora, N. Y., died 1872. He was 
disowned for marrying out of the Society of Friends, 1810. 
574. Lydia6, born Sept. 10, 1784; married Hugh McMillan, of 
Adolphtown, Upper Canada, Jan. 1807, died July 18, 1872. 
575. Jonathan6, born Aug. 15, 1786, died Feb. 23, 1852.
Sept. 1809, Martha Irish, born Feb. 3, 1791, died Feb. 23, 
1852. He moved to Farmington, Ontario Co., N. Y., and 
was a nusery-man and farmer. 
576. Enos6, born 1788, died March 5, 1875. Married July 10 
1810, Pamelia Barker, of Gowanda, N. Y., died March 5, 
1875. He removed in 1810 to Pelham, Holland Purchase, 
Erie Co., N. Y. 
577. Hannah6, born March 12, 1790, died April 20, 1876.
Levi Woodward, March 1812. 
578. Job6, born Feb. 12, 1796; married Dec. 7, 1815, Sophia
at Collins, Erie Co., N. Y. He called for Certificate of
to Holland Purchase, Erie Co., N. Y., in 1811. 
579. Phoebe6, born Feb. 20, 1798, died Dec. 29, 1878. Married 
1843, Samuel Southwick, born 1775, son of Samuel and 
Abigail (Warner), in Gen. 5. 

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PHOEBE SOUTHWICK6, (Jacob5, Jonathan4, Daniel3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Fowler), born July 9,
1794, died June 10, 1880. Married Joel Marsh, of Northbridge,
Mass. Had no children. 


Copied from the Friends' Review of Philadelphia. Vol. 
43, No. 2, Page 25. 

Died on the 10th of 6th mo., 1880, at her residence in
Northbridge, Worcester Co., Mass., Phebe S. Marsh, in the 87th
year of her age, an elder of Uxbridge Monthly Meeting. This
dear Friend exemplified in an eminent degree, during her long
and useful life, the spirit of her Divine Master. Very simple
in her habits of living, yet her hand and heart were ever open
to the cry of distress, and her charities, like the gentle
dew, were distributed quietly and refreshingly on the various
objects of her care. With a meek and loving spirit, yet firm
in the adherence to our Christian principles, she filled the
station of Elder most acceptably. In her last painful illness
she often exclaimed "it is nothing to what my Saviour bore for
me," and though in her anguish at times she was 

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brought into near sympathy with our Blessed Saviour when He
exclaimed, "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me!" yet we
have the comforting assurance that His Grace was sufficient
for her, and in humble dependence on the mercy of God in Jesus
Christ, she has entered that rest which remaineth for the
people of God. 


JESSE SOUTHWICK6, (Jesse5, Jonathan4, Samuel3, John2,
Lawrence1), son of Ichabod and grandson of Jonathan and
Elizabeth (Dowty), born 1758, at New Lebanon, Mass., died
Sept. 1826. Married probably in 1793, Nancy Moore. Children: 

580. Orpha7, born 1794, in New York, died April, 1827. Married

Abraham Pease, 1808. 
581. Electra7, born April 1796, died Aug. 1818. Married Marcus

Martin; he had a son, Martin Cram, died Jan. 13, 1881. She 
had a daughter, Electra, who married (???) Smith, and 
moved to Michigan, and had children. 
582. Eunice7, born 1798, died Oct. 1819. Married in 1818,
583. Adaline7, born 1800, died Oct. 1845. Married Fortunatus 
Berry, a tanner in Wisconsin, Aug. 1818. 
584. Lucinda7, born 1801, died July 1869. Married, Oct. 1824,
Haws, born in 1800. They moved to Magnolia, Putnam 
Co., Ill. William was living in 1880, and was 80 years of 
585. William7, born Feb. 9, 1805, in New York. Married Sept. 
1833, Lovica Proctor, in Sangamon Co., Ill. 
586. James Lawrence7, born July 1812, died Feb. 1867. Married 
in 1834, Lovicy Trumbo, died 1875. 
587. Pauline7, born 1814, died June 1867. Married (???)

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SOLOMON SOUTHWICK6, (Josiah5, Josiah4, Josiah3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of Josiah and Elizabeth, born 1738; married,
1773, Rachael Zelley. Children: 

588. Hannah7, born 1774. 
589. Elizabeth7, born 1776. 
590. Deborah7, born 1780. 
591. James7, born 1784; married first, Sarah Mick; second,


WILLIAM SOUTHWICK6, (James5, Josiah4, Josiah3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of James and Rachael (Dawson), born probably
1742; married, probably in 1772, Elizabeth Allen. Children: 

592. Mary7, born Nov. 1, 1773; married Richard Gregory and 
had two children, Richard and Elizabeth. 
593. Dorothy7, born Feb. 17, 1776; married Samuel Goldy, they 
had three children: Joseph, Charles and Elizabeth. He 
also married her sister Priscilla. 
594. Lydia7, born Aug. 25, 1778; married Philip Halzel. 
595. Abraham7, died an infant. 
596. Rachael7, born April 9, 1781; married Elijah Gaskill. 
597. Allen7, born Sept. 10, 1783; married Beulah Grant. 
598. Priscilla7, born Sept. 15, 1786; married Samuel Goldy for

his second wife, and had one child. 
599. Samuel7, born May 19, 1787, died Jan. 31, 1789. 
600. William7, born Sept. 10, 1791, died Sept. 15, 1791. 
601. Jemimah7, born Sept. 10, 1791; married Gershom Jobes. 
William and Jemimah were twins. 
601a. William7, born Sept. 14, 1794; married Eliza


DAVID SOUTHWICK6, (Jesse5, Jonathan4, Samuel3, 

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John2, Lawrence1), son of Jesse and Copia (Wright), born 1770,
died June 1843; married 1801 or 1802, Eunice Deming, of
Pittsfield, Mass., died 1836. Children: 

602. Jesse7, born 1802, was fatally injured in 1807. 
603. David7, born 1804; married first, Aurelia Hyde, April,
second, Catharine Cooper, 1852. He settled at Junius, 
Seneca Co., N. Y. 
604. Maria7, born 1806, died 1861. Married Daniel S. Kendig, 
of Waterloo, N. Y. 
605. Orin7, born 1808; married Laura A. Hewes of Junius, N. Y.

He was a farmer, was elected to the Assembly of N. Y., in 
1850, and was supervisor of Junius, nine years. 
606. Larissa7, born 1810; married Amherst Child, of Waterloo, 
N. Y. He was a physician. 
607. Adin Deming7, born 1813; married first, Susan Hunt;
Margaret Hunt; lives on the homestead farm at Junius, 
N. Y. 


MARIA BROWN6, (Mary5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Mary Southwick, who married Israel
Chilson and Jacob Brown, and grand-daughter of Lawrence and
Patience (Handy). Married Sept. 8, 1836, Quartus Joslin.

608. William H.7, born April 12, 1841, died Feb. 22, 1865, in
war of the rebellion. 
609. Charles F.7, born April 20, 1846; married Nov. 1872. 
610. Mary E.7, born Sept. 25, 1854; married June 1, 1871. to
H. Rinker. 


ELIZABETH SOUTHWICK6, (Edward5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Edward 

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and Elizabeth, born 1790, at Hoosick, N.Y.; married 1812, at
Danby, Vt., Moses Chilson, son of Israel Chilson and Mary
(Southwick). Children: 

611. Anson7, born Aug. 6, 1812, at Danby, Vt. 
612. Martin7, born March 1814. 
613. Sela7, born 1816; married Wallace C. Dana. 
614. Girl7, died young. 
615. Edward7. 
616. Mary7, born June 21, 1819, at Wallingford, Vt.; married 
Thomas Dana, born Dec. 29, 1817. 
617. Emer7. 
618. Marshal7. 
619. Ezra7. 
620. Judson7. 


SILAS SOUTHWICK6, (John5, Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of John and Rebecca (Moshier), born 1780, died
Oct. 3, 1864, aged 84. Married Hannah Lovie, nee Heath, born
1772, died Sept. 13, 1856, aged 84. Children: 

621. Benjamin7, born 1803, died Oct. 28, 1854. Married Sarah 
Ann Moore, Nov. 2, 1823. He went West. 
622. John7, born 1805; married Eleanor Cook, of Tiverton, June

7, 1826. 
623. Mary Ann7, born 1807; married Henry Gladding, of Newport,

R. I., Dec. 12, 1824. 


NATHAN SOUTHWICK6, (Jonathan5, Jonathan4, Daniel3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Jonathan and Judith (Mussey) born 1760,
died March 11, 1806. Married in 1797, Hannah McWaters, whose
second husband was David Rogers. Children: 

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624. Hosea7, born Oct. 4, 1798, died March 2, 1876. Married
Hatch, Feb. 6, 1817. 
625. Dewey7, born Dec. 12, 1799; married Dorcas Bigelow, 1822.

626. John Wesley7, born 1802; married first, Esther Chapman, 
Jan. 8, 1823; second, Huldah Wells. 
627. John Hanna7, born 1802, died about 1865. He and his 
brother John Wesley, were twins. 
628. Amanda7, born May 4, 1804 at Whitehall, Washington Co., 
N. Y., died July 29, 1850. Married Sept. 5, 1822, Asa 
Densmore, and has a son Hosea, living near Pleasantville, 
Venango Co., Penn. 
629. Nathan7, born May 22, 1806, died March 29, 1866. Married 
Susan Guy, April. 1828. He was a bricklayer; went from 
R. I., to Hoosic Falls and Whitehall, N. Y. 


SUSAN SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Joseph and Susanna (Pitts), born 1792,
died 1860. Married Arnold Pearce. Children: 

630. Tilley7. 
631. Arnold7, died and left children. 
632. Susan7. 
633. Sarah7. 
634. David7. 
635. Joseph7. 


ISAAC SOUTHWICK, Jr.6, (Isaac5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Isaac and Thankful (Parris), born at Danby,
Vt., Oct. 10, 1809, died Dec. 11, 1832. Married June 10, 1828,
Elizabeth Otis, in Friends' Meeting, at Danby, Vt., born Dec.
9, 1809. Children: 

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636. Isaac Mott7, born March 28, 1829, at Danby, Vt. Lives in 
Boston, Mass. 
637. Homer Hersey7, born June 13, 1831, at Starksboro, Vt.
in Hoosic Falls, N.Y. 
638. Harris7, died an infant. 


JUDSON CHILSON6, (Mary5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Mary (Southwick) and Israel Chilson, born
June 24, 1800, at Uxbridge, Mass.; married Oct. 3, 1821,
Sophia Smith, of Pownal, Vt., born Feb. 9, 1802, died June 4,
1871. Children: 

639. Albert W.7, born May 17, 1823 at Williamstown, died March

20, 1824. 
640. Martha A.7, born July 25, 1824, died Feb. 8, 1854.
John L. Scott, Oct. 3, 1850. 
641. Andrew J.7, born Aug. 21, 1828; married Jane M. Walker, 
March 23, 1851. 
642. Almon F.7, born Dec. 11, 1831, died Feb. 14, 1866.
Celestia Walker, June 8, 1853. 
643. Harriet Ann7, born Oct. 18, 1833, died March 18, 1874.
Jan. 2, 1853, George Perkins. She left two children, 
viz.: Harry, born Oct. 25, 1855; Arthur, born May 6, 1864. 
644. Mary E.7, born Nov. 9, 1839, died Aug. 2, 1869. Married 
March 14, 1859, Benjamin Franklin Perkins. She left one 
daughter, Bertha, born Oct. 8, 1864; married Nov. 27, 1880, 
Edward Lee, of Springfield. 
645. Chester L.7, born Oct. 21, 1846, married Dennis Jenks, 
Oct. 13, 1869. 


JOSEPH SOUTHWICK6, (Benjamin5, Benjamin4, John3, John2,
Lawrence1), son of Benjamin and Miriam (Benson), born 1738,
died March 23, 1813. Married 1760, Hannah Hunt. Children: 

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646. John7, born 1761, died Dec. 11, 1833. Married first,
Cass; second, Rhoena Trask; she died 1868, aged 84. 
647. Jacob7, born 1763, died March 3, 1842. Married Sarah
648. Philadelphia7, born 1765; married Nathan Cass, went West.

649. Keziah7, born 1767; married Thadeus Prentiss, Sept. 27, 
650. Seth7, born Jan. 27, 1768, died Oct. 16, 1835. Married
Feb. 16, 1794, Lucinda Staples, of Mendon, Mass.; second, 
Alpha Waldron. 
651. Hannah7, born March 20, 1770, died Feb. 23, 1835. Married

May 15, 1788, Samuel Harkness, of Blackstone, Mass. 
652. Marion7, born 1772; married Sept. 14, 1790, Samuel
of Mendon. 
653. Benjamin7, born March 9, 1777, died June 6, 1836. Married

first, Agnes Smith, of Smithfield, R. I., born Oct. 23, 1780, 
died May 31, 1812; second, Lydia Coates; no children; 
third, (???) Batcheller, no children; fourth, Eliza Wilson. 
654. Rhoda7, born May 24, 1780, died May 25, 1848. Married. 
June 27, 1799, Ahab Smith, of Smithfield, R. I. 


SIMEON SOUTHWICK6, (Simeon5, Benjamin4, Samuel3, John2,
Lawrence1), son of Simeon and Ruth (Felton), of New Salem,
Mass., born probably 1763, died May, 1805. Married, 1893,
Martha (Patty) Newhall, daughter of Thomas Newhall, born July
21, 1773. He was a trader at Danvers. Letters of
Administration granted Patty Southwick, Aug. 5, 1805,
guardianship of their children. Children: 

655. Simeon7, born Nov. 28, 1794, died aged 11 years. 
656. Ebenezer7, born 1796, died March 2, 1805. 
657. Patty7, born April 20, 1798, died aged 7 years. 
658. Anna7, born Aug. 8, 1800, died aged 5 years. 
659. Daniel H.7, Feb. 20, 1802, died aged 3 years. 
660. Dorcas7, born Nov. 6, 1804, died aged 9 mos. 

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JAMES SOUTHWICK, Jr.6, (William5, John4, John3, John2,
Lawrence1), son of James and Mary (Day), born Oct. 12, 1768;
married, Sept. 24, 1796, Persis Peabody. Children: 

661. James7, born May 30, 1797. 
662. Oliver7, born May 27, 1799. 
663. Fanny7, born June 15, 1801. 
664. Charles G.7, born July 14, 1803. 
665. Persis7, born July 9, 1805. 
666. Sally R.7, born March 29, 1807. 
667. John7, born June 3, 1811. 
668. Tamison7, born March 30, 1813. 


NATHAN SOUTHWICK6, (Anna5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Moses and Anna (Harkness), born March 18,
1798; married first, March 5, 1829, Eliza A. Inman, died Sept.
20, 1829; second, June 26, 1832, Eliza A. Arnold, died Oct.
26, 1837; third, Aug. 9, 1839, Sarah Darling, died Jan. 9,
1841; fourth, Clarissa Darling, Oct. 27, 1841. Children: 

669. Maria Elizabeth7, born Sept. 7, 1834, at Slatersville, R.
married Elias Wood, Aug. 4, 1880. 
670. Oscar Arnold7, born Jan. 24, 1837, died April 14, 1838. 
671. Sarah Miranda7, born July 19, 1840; married July 19,
Fenner Darling. 
672. Gilbert Oscar7, born Aug. 1, 1842; married first, Sept.
1867, Martha A. Servey, died June 14, 1878; no children; 
second, Fannie A. Peters of South Coventry Conn., Oct. 
20, 1880. He is a newspaper correspondent. Residence, 
Mansfield, Conn. 
673. Clara Darling7, born May 2, 1846, died Aug. 9, 1847. 

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674. Nathan Harkness7, born Aug. 25, 1848. 
675. Hannah Aldrich7, born June 16, 1850. 


MARY SOUTHWICK HARKNESS6, (Anna5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3,
Daniel2, Lawrence1), daughter of Moses and Ann Harkness, born
June 24, 1792; married Royal Tyler. Children: 

675a. Child7, born Oct. 19, 1811. 
676. Moses S.7, born Oct. 18, 1814. 
677. Mary7. 


AMASA SOUTHWICK6, (Nathaniel5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Nathaniel and Abigail (Southgate), born
Nov. 13, 1778, died March 27, 1867. Married Polly Richardson,
born Sept. 29, 1780, died Dec. 21, 1868. Children: 

678. Edward7, born May 31, 1812, died May 7, 1867. Married, 
June 3, 1847, Anna H. Earle, of Worcester. 
679. Elizabeth7, born Jan. 27, 1814; living and single, 1880. 
680. Thomas7, born April 28, 1816. 
681. Nathan7, born Jan. 30, 1818. 


JOSIAH SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Josiah4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of Joseph and Mary (Irish), born 1769; married
Mary Congdon. He went to Maine and married there, has children
and grandchildren living there. Children: 

682. Silence7. 
683. Eliza7. Silence and Eliza went to the state of New York 
to live. 

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BETSEY SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Joseph and Susanna (Pitts), died 1844.
Married James Brightman. Children: 

684. Susan7. 
685. Hannah7. 
686. Richmond7. 
687. George7, lives in Bowenville, Mass. 


SARAH SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Joseph and Susanna (Pitts), born 1779,
died 1849. Married, 1802, Peleg Turner, of Middletown, R.I.

688. Eliza7, born 1803. Not living. 
689. William7, born 1805. Not married. 


HANNAH SOUTHWICK6, (Josiah5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Josiah and Mary (Baker), born at
Danby, Vt., May 17, 1825; married, Dec. 26, 1861, Joseph
Fletcher, of Mt. Holly, Vt., born April 11, 1837. One child: 

690. Mary B.7, born July 15, 1866, at Danby, Vt. 


DAVID SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of Joseph and Susanna (Pitts), born 1785, died
May 1807; married, 1804, Betsey Moore, nee Dunnel, born 1773,
died Aug. 7, 1829, at Providence, R. I. Children: 

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691. William D.7, born Sept., 1805; married Fanny Albro. 
692. Betsey7. Married Robert Carroll, or Caswell. 


JOHN FLOOD SOUTHWICK6, (John5, John4, John3, John2,
Lawrence1), son of John 4th and Elizabeth (Wilson), baptized
June 5, 1768. 

All the children were named in their grandfather John's will. 

693. Jonathan Slade7. 
694. Israel7. 
695. John7. 
696. Ellis7. 


ELIZABETH SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, John4, John3, John2,
Lawrence1), Daughter of Joseph and Mary (Wilson), born Aug.
21, 1759, died Jan. 25, 1844. Married June 7, 1785, Richard
Smith, born 1756, died April 15, 1788. Child: 

697. Richard Smith7, born March 5, 1786. 


HANNAH SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, John4, John3, John2, Lawrence1),
daughter of Joseph and Mary (Wilson), born Nov. 16, 1756, died
May 17, 1806. Married Robert Stone, May 8, 1782. Children: 

698. Joseph7, born July 7, 1786. 
699. Robert7, born Aug. 22, 1788. 
700. William7, born April 1, 1790, died Dec. 29. 1835. 
701. Nathaniel Holt7, born Oct 31, 1793, died Feb. 2, 1838. 
702. Jonathan7, born April 1797, died May, 1797. 

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JOSEPH SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of Joseph and Susanna (Pitts), born Oct. 11,
1780, died March 6, 1864. Married first, Dorcas Easton; second
Dorcas Sweet. Children: 

703. Edward7. Married Sarah Sherman. 
704. Eliza7. Married (???) McCullouch. 
705. Susan7. Married James M. Winsor. 
706. Harriet7. Married George H. Southwick. 
Married second wife, Dorcas Sweet. Children: 

707. Christopher7, died 1879. Married Charlotte Almy; 
708. Ann Frances7. Married Henry Barker. 
709. Joseph7, born 1817, died 1880. 
710. William Alfred7 born 1824, died May 27, 1833, aged 9


SOLOMON SOUTHWICK6, (Jonathan5, Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of Jonathan and Lydia A. (Handy), born Dec.
18, 1782, died Dec. 25, 1861, aged 79. Married Sally Herswell,
born 1788, died June 3, 1818, aged 30. Children: 

711. Charles K.7 born 1804, died 1833, aged 29 years. Married 
Sarah (???). 
712. Henry7, born 1806. 
713. John7, born 1808. 
714. Lydia A.7, born 1815, died 1833, aged 18 years. 
715. Mary Jane7, born 1826, died March 19, 1842, aged, 16


WILLIAM SOUTHWICK6, (William5, John4, John3, John2,
Lawrence1), son of William and Sarah, born 

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May 17, 1754, died Sept. 11, 1828. Married, Feb. 4, 1778, Lucy
Kilburn. Children: 

716. Lucy7, born Oct. 17, 1778. 
717. William7, born Nov. 3, 1780, died Dec. 30, 1787. 
718. Jedediah Kilburn7, born June 6, 1783. 
719. Hannah Platts7, born July 20, 1785. 
720. William7, born July 30, 1787, died Jan. 15, 1825. Married

Betsy Foster, 1809. 
721. Sally7, born Nov. 8, 1790, died July 27, 1812. 
722. James Chapman7, born Nov. 20, 1793, died Nov. 14, 1841. 
Married Eliza Southwick. 
723. Eliphalet7, born Sept. 21, 1795, died April 20, 1796. 
724. Eliphalet7, born May 4, 1797. 


STEPHEN SOUTHWICK6, (William5, John4, John3, John2,
Lawrence1), son of William and Sarah, born Dec. 27, 1759;
married first, Feb. 24, 1785, Prudence Southwick, daughter of
John and Elizabeth (Wilson); second, April, 14, 1795, Hannah
(Ropes) Foster. Children: 

725. John7, born Jan. 17, 1789, died April 19, 1847. Married 
Elizabeth Russell, of Ipswich. 

Married second wife, Hannah (Ropes) Foster. 

726. Betsey Foster7, born Dec. 10, 1794; married William
She (726) was a child by Hannah's first husband. 
727. Nancy7, born April 13, 1797; married (???) Chapman. 
728. Daniel7, born March 11, 1800; married Esther Fowler. 
729. Mary7, born June 16, 1802; married Samuel Gilman. 
730. Rebecca7, born Oct. 16, 1804; married Amos Mansfield, of 

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731. Eliphalet7, born Aug. 16, 1808, died 1855. Married Hannah

Martin, widow, and after Eliphalet's death she married 
David Hart, Oct. 13, 1856. 
732. Benjamin Ayres7, born Oct. 29, 1810, died March 17, 1851.


SARAH SHERMAN SOUTHWICK6, (Wilmarth5, Solomon4, Solomon3,
Josiah2, Lawrence1), daughter of Wilmarth and Hannah
(Churchill), born at Plymouth, Mass., April 12, 1812; married
at Albany, N. Y., May 7, 1829, William Greene Fry, born at
Albany, N.Y., July 7, 1805. Children: 

733. Joseph Bowler7, born March 27, 1830; married, April 27,
Mary V. B. Utter, at Albany, N. Y. 
734. Robert Maxwell7, born Sept. 7, 1832; married, April 9,
Mrs. Julia A. Woodworth, at St. Louis. 
735. Mary Ann7, born Jan. 10, 1835; married, Dec. 6, 1858, 
Charles A. Edwards, at Albany, N. Y. 
736. Helen M.7, born Sept. 30, 1837; married, May 17, 1860,
E. Simmons, at Albany, N. Y. 
737. Solomon Southwick7, born June 3, 1841, died Oct. 22,
738. Virginia7, born Jan. 10, 1844, died Jan. 15, 1846. 


STEPHEN SOUTHWICK6, (Josiah5, Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of Josiah and Rebecca (Meggs), born Oct. 17,
1783, died Sept. 13, 1853. Married Lydia Baccus, born Nov. 4,
1789, died Feb. 7, 1860 or 1862. Children: 

739. Rebecca7, born 1809; married Abraham Peckham, of
R. I. 
740. Josiah7, born 1812, died 1875. Married first, Phebe
died Aug. 14, 1842; second, Mrs. Mary Townsend. 
741. Adeline7, born July 28, 1817. 

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742. Matilda7, born Sept. 28, 1821, died 1825, aged 4 years,
months, 7 days. 


HENRY COLLINS SOUTHWICK Jr.6, (Henry C.5, Solomon4, Solomon3,
Josiah2, Lawrence1), son of Henry Collins and Mary (Wool),
born Dec. 28, 1806; married Mary Parkinson, of Mayfield,
Fulton Co., N. Y., daughter of John Parkinson and Agnes
(McAllister), born June 14, 1808, died March 20, 1879.

743. Henry Collins Jr.7, born June 3, 1827, at Albany, N. Y.; 
married, April 8, 1850, Margaret Julia Fraser, of Albany. 
744. John Telfair7, born June 28, 1829, at Albany, N. Y.;
lives at Albany. 
745. Agnes Ann7, born Sept. 22, 1831, at Albany, N. Y.;
May 6, 1858, Franklin W. Meech. They live at Rockford, 
746. Francis McGuigan7, born Sept. 28, 1833, at Albany, N. Y.,

died unmarried Feb. 23, 1838. 
747. Edwin7, born Jan. 17, 1836, at Albany, N. Y.; married,
11, 1874, Margaret Rickford. They live at Council Bluff. 
748. Benjamin Whitehouse7, born Aug. 7, 1838, at Albany, N.
married, March 16, 1874, Rose Ann Henshaw. They live 
at New York City; no children. 
749. James McAllister7, born Sept. 5, 1841, died unmarried,
5, 1862, at Warwick Court House, Va. He was Lieutenant 
of 93d Regiment, N. Y. S. V. 
750. Frank7, born April 11, 1844, died unmarried at Albany, N.
751. Mary Wool7, born July 15, 1846; married Wolcot H. Pitkin.

They live at Albany, N. Y. 
752. George Cook7, born May 24, 1850, died unmarried, Nov. 9, 
1853, at Albany, N. Y. 
753. Jane Gillispie7, born July 20, 1852, at Albany, N. Y.; 
married, March 17, 1873, John S. Hastings. They live at 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

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LYDIA SOUTHWICK6, (Ebenezer5, Ebenezer4, Samuel3, John2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Ebenezer and Susanna (Orr), born Nov.
1, 1766; married, March 22, 1785, John Osborn 3d, father of
Franklin Osborn, Sr., of Peabody, now living (1881). Children:

754. Betsey7, born June 23, 1785; married Jon athan Dustin. 
755. Lydia7, born April 8, 1787, died Jan. 7, 1837. 
756. Henry7, born July 4, 1789. 
757. Miles7, born May 16, 1792, died March 23, 1793. 
758. Miles7, born March 6, 1794. 
759. Kendall7, born July 22, 1796. 
760. Polly7, born Jan. 25, 1799, died Nov. 23, 1800. 
761. Polly7, born Feb. 4, 1801; married Henry Poor, he died 
762. Franklin7, born Feb. 9, 1803. 
763. Susanna7, born May 22, 1805. 
764. John7, born July 18, 1807, died July 19, 1814. 

Miles, Kendall, Franklin, and John, were all tanners of
Danvers, now Peabody. 


HENRY COLLINS SOUTHWICK6, (Solomon5, Solomon4, Solomon3,
Josiah2, Lawrence1), son of Solomon and Jane (Barber), born
July 5, 1808, died Jan. 30, 1866. Married Julia Catharine
Buel, born Dec. 20, 1816, daughter of Jesse Buel, of Albany,
N. Y., Children: 

765. Susan Buel7, born Aug. 4, 1843: married George Cary 
Briggs, Nov. 10, 1865. 
766. Francis Barber7, born Aug. 3, 1845. 
767. Gilbert Davidson7, born July 4, 1847, died Jan. 27, 1852.

768. Julia7, born Feb. 8, 1851, died Feb. 2, 1852. 
769. Howard7, born Dec. 14, 1852. 

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770. Mary Gardner7, born July 20, 1856. 
771. Anna Ponsonby7, born Oct. 8, 1858. 


PITTS SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of Joseph and Susanna (Pitts), born 1795;
married first, 1817, Sarah Sweet, born Dec. 25, 1799, died
July 20, 1822; second, Mary Comstock (nee Eldred), born 1796,
died 1879, aged 83 years. Children: 

772. Phebe7, born 1818, died 1875. 
773. Samuel7, born 1820; married Mary Rose, no children. 

Married second wife, Mary Comstock. Children: 

774. Mary7, born 1824, married Clarke H. Burdick. 
775. Sarah7, born 1826; married Edwin G. Angell, of
R. I. 
776. Benjamin7, born 1828; not married, was in California in 
777. James McKenzie7, born 1830; married Mary A. Goodspeed, 
778. Cecelia7, born 1832, died Aug. 20, 1848, aged 16 years. 


GEORGE SOUTHWICK6, )Joseph5, Joseph4, Solomon3, Josiah2,
Lawrence1), son of Joseph and Susanna (Pitts), born June 21,
1798; married Elizabeth Sweet or Larvet. He was with Perry on
Lake Erie, as carpenter. Children: 

779. George H.7. Married Harriet Southwick. 
780. David7. 
781. Betsey7. Married (???) Spinner or Spooner. 
782. Sarah7. 
783. Catharine7. Married Peleg Gibbs. 

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MARY SOUTHWICK6, (Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Samuel3, John2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Benjamin and Sarah, born 1754;
married, about 1783, first, John Hemmenway; second, Dr. Retire
Trask. Children: 

784. Polly7, born 1784; married Nathaniel Brown, of Rochester,

785. John7, born 1786. 

Married second, Dr. Retire Trask, about 1790, at New Salem,
Mass., and went to Rochester, Vermont. Children: 

786. Benjamin7, born 1791, died 1832, aged 41 years. Married
Montreal, Canada; had one child, died in infancy. 
787. John7, born Aug. 7, 1793; married, 1816, Mary Winslow, of

Barnard, Vt.; had thirteen children, five died in infancy. 
788. Ezra7, born July 1795; married Abigail Gilbert, of
Vt. He was a physician and had four children. 
789. Sophia7, born 1797; married Austin Morehouse, of
Vt., 1819; had eight children. 

Mary Southwick was a remarkable woman of superior education
and force of character; she showed her courage in encountering
the many privations of a pioneer life. Her husband was a
physician and his practice became so great and having such
long journeys to attend the sick, that his wife studied and
became fitted to practice medicine under her husband's
instruction and became a noted physician. She and her husband
were often called ten or twelve miles and had to mark trees to
find their way to and from their patients. Their hospitality
was known far and wide by travellers and friends. She had five
children; her 

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third child, Benjamin, was a physician, at Montreal, Canada. 


JAMES SOUTHWICK6, (Zacheus5, Jonathan4, Daniel3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Zacheus and Lavina (Sayles), born June 23,
1793; married, May 24, 1812, Desdemona Cook. He and his family
moved from Uxbridge, to Salem, Mass., about May, 1818, but as
his business was keeping a public house and selling spirituous
liquors, Friends would not give him certificate of membership
to Salem Monthly Meeting. Children: 

790. Eloise7, born Nov. 18, 1812. 
791. Alice7, born Oct. 4, 1814. 
792. Jonathan7, born Oct. 2, 1816. 
793. Patience7, born May 5, 1818. 
794. Alonzo7, born Jan. 5, 1820. 
795. Francis7, born Aug. 13, 1823. 
796. Desdemona7, born Aug. 11, 1826. 


THOMAS MUSSEY SOUTHWICK6, (George5, Daniel4, Lawrence3,
Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of George and Judith (Southwick),
born March 11, 1778; married Matilda Carey. Children: 

797. George William7. Married (???) Quackenbos, of N. Y. 
798. Julia7. Married (???) Prior. 


DANIEL SOUTHWICK6, (George5, Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of George and Judith Southwick, 

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born May 28, 1780, died June 13, 1817. Married Lucina Thayer,
1803. He received in 1803, certificate of marriage to
Smithfield Monthly Meeting. One child: 

799. Benjamin T.7, born Oct., 1804; married Mary Ann Wilbur, 
Dec., 1825. 


LYDIA SOUTHWICK6, (George5, Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of George and Judith Southwick, born Jan.
1, 1800, died Nov. 1828; married, Dec. 1822, Daniel Morse.

800. Harriett Elizabeth7, born Jan. 5, 1824, died July 31,
Married Edwin Jenks. 
801. Lydia Ann7, born Feb. 19, 1828, died Jan. 13, 1829. 


RUTH SOUTHWICK6, (George5, Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of George and Judith Southwick, born Nov.
28, 1782, died Nov. 29, 1861. Married, Feb. 8, 1817, Asahel
Aldrich. Children: 

802. Cynthia M.7, born at Uxbridge, Mass., Nov. 28, 1818;
803. Daniel Wheelock7, born at Uxbridge, Mass., Aug. 28, 1822;

married Susan Thayer, no children. 
804. William Willis7, born at Uxbridge, Mass., Dec. 18, 1825, 
died Aug. 9, 1828. 


ELIZABETH SOUTHWICK6, (George5, Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of George and 

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Judith Southwick, born Oct. 2, 1785, died Oct. 24, 1872;
married Nathaniel Day, of Uxbridge, Mass. Children: 

805. Ruth E.7, born Oct. 9, 1814; married C. Shaw. 
806. David L.7, born Jan. 29, 1822. 


GEORGE SOUTHWICK6, (George5, Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of George and Judith Southwick, born Jan. 11,
1789; married Betsy Chilson, 1820. Children: 

807. Sarah N.7, born July 20, 1824; married Thomas Aldrich,
15, 1841. 
808. George W.7, born May 13, 1826. 
809. James Lawrence7, born 1828. He lives in Philadelphia. 
810. Eloisa7, born Sept. 21, 1830; married Hiram Whitney, Oct.

18, 1851. They live in Bellingham, Mass.; no children. 


JUDITH SOUTHWICK6, (George5, Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of George and Judith Southwick, born June
21, 1791; married Otis Aldrich. One child: 

811. George Southwick7. 


GEORGE SOUTHWICK, Jr.6, (George5, John4, John3, John2,
Lawrence1), son of George and Sarah (Sitchell), of Rowley,
Mass., baptized Nov. 1, 1761; married Betsey Ashton, published
June 27, 1782. Children: 

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812. Jonathan Stitchell7, born Feb. 3, 1783, died young. 
813. Joseph Ashton7, born Nov. 5, 1784, died Aug. 1, 1785. 
814. George Jr.7, born July 14, 1786; married Keziah Perkins, 
June 22, 1808. 
815. Joseph A.7, born Dec. 24, 1788; married Keziah Perkins 
Southwick, widow of George Jr., his brother. 
816. Betsey7, born April 3, 1791; married (???) Pickering. 
817. Abigail7, born Dec. 4, 1793, died Oct. 16, 1794. 
818. Mary Smith7, born Sept. 15, 1796: married (???) Wilson:
819. Platts7, born April 9, 1798; married, March 13, 1823,
Twiss, born April 27, 1806. 
820. Abigail7, born 1801; married Charles Bruce, Nov. 15,


NATHAN SOUTHWICK6, (George5, John4, John3, John2, Lawrence1),
son of George and Sarah (Sitchel), baptized Sept. 8, 1771,
died July 20, 1836. Married, Feb. 11, 1795, Mary (called
Molly) Moulton. 

821. Nancy7, born June 7, 1797; married William B. Miller. 
They had five children, viz.: William, Maria, Edward, 
Sarah and George. 
822. Sarah7, born March 24, 1799, died May 9, 1825. Married 
John Aborn. 
823. Lucinda7, born March 19, 1801; married William Aborn, 
one child, died young. 
824. Nathan, Jr.7, born March 24, 1803, died May 30, 1817. 
825. Jonathan S.7, born May 10, 1805; married first, Charlotte

Downing, they had one child Charlotte; second, Mary 
Brown, they had one child, Daniel. 
826. Mary7, born July 19, 1809; married Samuel Wilson. They 
had five children, viz.: Samuel, Mary J., Sarah, Elizabeth 
and Abby. 
827. Eben Moulton7, born July 29, 1811; married Abigail Locke.

They had three children. 
828. George7, born May 17, 1813; married Abigail Taylor. 
829. William F.7, born June 5, 1815; married Clarissa
May 24, 1843. 

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830. Elizabeth Moulton7, born April 4, 1820; married Albion 
Law. No children. 


FRANCIS SOUTHWICK6, (George5, John4, John3, John2, Lawrence1),
son of George and Sarah (Sitchell), born April 8, 1764;
married, Feb., 1784, Mrs. Hannah Nourse, born 1767, at
Lynnfield. Children: 

831. Rebecca7, born Dec. 25, 1786; married William Patterson. 
They had one child, Rebecca. 
832. Francis Jr.7, born Nov. 3, 1788. Went to Canada, and was 
not heard from. 
833. James7, born Jan. 3, 1790, died Sept. 15, 1791. 
834. Hannah7, born Sept. 13, 1792; married Jonathan Berry. 
They had one child, Eliza, who married Horatio Bodge. 
835. James7, born April 3, 1795; married Ann Downing, and 
moved to Dover, N. H.; had three children. He was 
named in his grandfather's will. 
836. Asa7, born 1797; not married. 


SARAH SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Joseph and Elsa (Sayles), born July 2,
1781, died Jan. 1, 1867. Married Gershom Keith, born 1783,
died Oct. 1841. Children: 

837. Elmira7, born Aug. 9, 1804, died young. 
838. Lydia7, born Oct. 17, 1805, died 1878. Married Nahum 
839. Duty7, born April 3, 1808; married Phebe Jefferson. 
840. Gershom7, born Dec. 6, 1809, died Dec. 16, 1879. Married 
Mary Ann Howard, June 6, 1830. 
841. Luke S.7, born Feb. 28, 1812; married Louisa Ballou, of 
Burrillville, R.I., died July 24, 1879, aged 67. 
842. Simon7, born Sept. 4, 1815; married first, Esther Cook; 
second, Susan Ball, of East Douglass. 

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843. Collins7, born Feb. 4, 1818; married first, Lettice
second, Harriet Howard; third, Phebe Whipple; fourth, 
Mary E. Moore. 
844. Sarah E. S.7, born July 31, 1821, died young. 
845. Mary Eliza7, born Dec. 4, 1813; married first, Eatham A. 
Albee; second, Stephen Lougee. 


EZRA SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Joseph and Elsa (Sayles), born 1780, died
April 19, 1847, Married first, Chloe Taft; second, Susan Taft;
third, Nancy Tourtellott. Children: 

846. Duty7, born Nov. 1, 1803, died 1803. 
847. Ruth7, born July 28, 1805, died May 31, 1865. Married
E. Baxter. 
848. Fenner7, born Jan. 9, 1807; married out West, has a
in Providence, R. I., Mrs. Carrie Bushee. 
849. Susan7, born Feb. 10, 1810, died July 22, 1843, Married 
Silas Comstock, May 1, 1842. 
850. Duty7, born 1812; married Sally Paine, Jan. 20, 1833. 
851. John C. Baxter7, born 1814; married Ruth Southwick, Sept.

9, 1836. 
852. George E. Baxter7, born 1816: married Ruth Smith, May 
12, 1840. 


ARNOLD SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Joseph and Elsa (Sayles), born Feb. 14,
1798, died Nov. 15, 1869, of paralysis of the kidneys, at
Uxbridge, Mass. Married Patience Lapham, daughter of William
and Susan (Ballou), born Jan. 30, 1803, at Burrillville, R. I.
He was mechanic. Children: 

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853. Amanda Jane7, born April 8, 1828; lives at Millville,
854. Clovis Lapham7, born Dec. 19, 1829; married Julia A.
July 26, 1855. He is a farmer, his trade is a plater of
855. Elizabeth Alice S.7, born July 24, 1833, died March 11,
856. Emily Frank7, born May 9, 1840, died April 28, 1877. 


JOSEPH SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Joseph and Elsie (Sayles), born March 2,
1793, died Aug. 8, 1860. Married Miranda Lapham, born Sept. 5,
1800, died Nov. 1, 1879. Children: 

857. Julia Chapin7, born Oct. 6, 1823, died Feb. 6, 1869.
858. William Lapham7, born May 17, 1827, died Feb. 2, 1867, of

paralysis of the brain. Married Mary E. Clark. He was 
a Lawyer. 
859. Chloe7, died in infancy. 
860. Susan7, died in infancy. 


MOSES SOUTHWICK6, (Joseph5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Joseph and Elsie (Sayles), born May 5,
1783, died Oct. 4, 1828. Married, Dec. 8, 1804, Sarah
Pulsifer, born May 25, 1786, at Douglass, Mass., died Aug. 19,
1859. He was a millwright, blacksmith, and farmer. Children: 

861. Lucy7, born July 7, 1805, died July 16, 1852. Married
862. Lovell Pulsifer7, born Dec. 7, 1806; married first,
Lougee, Dec. 13, 1830; second, Lucinda Thayer, April 4, 
1854. He is a millwright and carpenter, and has built several 
first class houses in Uxbridge and vicinity, and is an 
energetic and much esteemed man. 

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863. Mary7, born Oct. 8, 1811, married Chandler Walker. 
864. Elsie7, born July 11, 1816, died Dec. 10, 1855. Married
865. Luke7, born Dec. 2, 1823; married Sarah Thayer. 
866. Moses B.7, born Dec. 7, 1827; married Persis A. Thompson.


HANNAH SOUTHWICK6, (Edward5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Southwick, born
Oct. 3, 1773, died Sept. 16, 1862. Married first, 1787,
Anthony Comstock, and lived in Smithfield, R. I., he died
1808; second, 1843, Samuel Gaskill, died 1847. They had ten
children, two died young, eight grew to adult years. 

867. William7, born 1790; married Abidah Hill. They had four 
children, viz.: Mary, Daniel, Gilbert and William. 
868. Phebe7, born 1792; married Abel Aldrich. They had two 
children, viz.: George A. and Marcus M. 
869. Hannah7, born 1794; married Wheelock Wood. They had 
ten children, viz.: Charles, Susan, Martha, Elias, Franklin, 
William, Hannah, Amanda, Rhoda and Sarah, they are 
now living (1880), in the town of Gray, N. Y. 
870. Anthony7, born 1795, was drowned 1819, aged 24 years. 
871. Martha7, born 1797; married Leonard Taft. They had seven 
children, viz.: Eben, Putnam, Hannah, Enos, Almon, 
Edward and Amanda. 
872. Ezra7, born 1799; married first, Ann Hill; second, Mary 
Ann Hardy. They had three children, viz.: Hannah, 
Edward and Mary. Ezra lost the sight of both his eyes from 
an explosion of rock while blasting on Blackstone Canal, 
when a young man; he was living in 1880. 
873. Olive7, born 1800; married Millen Taft. They had seven 
children, viz.: Millen, Eliza, Willis, Mary, Harris, Solon 
and Olive. 
874. Eliza7, born 1802; married Daniel Sprague. They had one 
child, viz.: Edwin. 

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EZRA SOUTHWICK6, (Edward5, Lawrence4, Lawsence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Edward and Elizabeth, born July 25, 1782,
died Sept. 25, 1845, at Collins, Erie Co., N.Y. Married
Deborah Smith. Occupation, farmer and shoemaker. Children: 

875. Asa Smith7, born at Danby, Vt., Nov. 22, 1807; lives in 
Rantoul, Ills. Married Mary Hopkins. 
876. Abraham Lapham7, born Aug. 4, 1809; lives in Collins, 
Erie Co., N.Y. Married, 1836, (???) Smith. 
877. Alfred7, born 1811; married Lydia Fancher. They live at 
Ellsworth, Kansas, have no heirs. 
878. Hannah7, born 1813; married Alfred Lapham. He died at 
Champaigne City, Ill., about 1870. 
879. Phebe7, born 1814, at Mount Holly, Vt.; married Eli Rice.

They are living in Creston, Ogle Co., Ills. 
880. Elizabeth7, born 1816, at Danby, Vt., died about 1854, in
Wayne Co., Mich. Married Daniel Halleck. 
881. Jane7, born 1817, at Pollet, Vt.; lives on Bowen Avenue, 
Chicago, Ills. Married Williard Tayes. 
882. Laura B.7, born 1825, on Gen. Stark's farm, Manchester,
died in Livonia, Wayne Co., Mich., about 1858. Married 
Charles Backus. 

EZRA SOUTHWICK moved from Mount Holly, Vt., to Danby, Vt.,
about 1817, and in 1826, he moved to Holland Purchase, Erie
Co., N.Y. He reached Buffalo with his family by canal, from
there they went by team, thirty-six miles through an unbroken
wilderness to what is now Collins, Erie Co., N.Y., and raised
a family of eight children. By the aid of his sons Abraham and
Alfred he cleared some 60 acres of land two miles west of the
present village of Collins Centre, Erie Co., N.Y. 

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DAVID SOUTHWICK6, (Edward5, Lawrence4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of David and Elizabeth Southwick, born Feb. 4,
1777, died 1850. Married, March 1, 1804, Mary Sherman, born
Nov. 15, 1783, daughter of Seth and Mary, of Bellingham, Mass.
David and Mary with infant daughter, Eliza, had a certificate
of membership from Smithfield Monthly Meeting, R. I., to
Danby, Vt. Monthly Meeting, Feb. 28, 1805. He was a farmer.

883. Eliza7, born Oct. 15, 1804,died 1689, at Bolton, N. Y.
Franklin French. They lived at Mount Holly, Vt. 
884. Judith7, born July 11, 1806, died at Chester, Vt. 
885. David Sherman7, born Dec. 7, 1807, died June 3, 1853.
first, Susan M. Garfield; second, Widow Mudge. 
886. Maria7, born Sept. 9, 1810, at Mount Holly, Vt., died
1847, at Fort Ann, N. Y. Married Rev. Peleg Fuller. 
887. Abigail7, born Feb. 25, 1812; married first, Elijah D.
second, Alpheus Atwood. They live at Chester, Vt. 
888. Edward Seth7, born Oct. 3, 1814; married Lucy R. Fuller, 
Aug. 31, 1847. They lived at Rutland, Vt., 1880. He was 
a carpenter and joiner. 
889. Albert Austin7, born Oct. 29, 1816, died June 17, 1874,
Chester, N. Y. Married Hannah Fish. 
890. Sylvia7, born Nov. 18, 1819, died Dec. 23, 1845. Married 
Rev. Hubbard Crane, at Andover, Vt. 
891. Marshall Silvester7, born Nov. 26, 1822; married Calister

892. Hannah L.7, born May 8, 1825. 


ELISHA SOUTHWICK6, (Lawrence5, Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Dorcas (Brown), born Feb. 17,
1757, died 1841. 

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Married, Aug. 16, 1777, Margaret Moshier, born Aug. 16, 1758.

893. Waity7, born Feb. 14, 1778; married Moses Giddings. 
894. Daniel7, born Sept. 26, 1784, died 1869. Married Frances 
Paine, at Troy, N. Y. 
895. Cynthia7, born Dec. 1, 1786, died Feb. 24, 1863. 
896. Sophronia7, born Dec. 1, 1791. 
897. Phebe M.7, born Sept. 16, 1793; married (???) Hussey, at 
Union Springs, Cayuga Co., N.Y. She was in good health 
and able to attend to house affairs in 1874. 

ELISHA settled at Danby, Vt., and kept a tavern seven years,
was a hatter, and went to Scipio, Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1811
and followed mercantile business. He was noted for being a
skillful penman.--History of the Town of Danby, Vt. 


RACHAEL SOUTHWICK6, (Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Samuel3, John2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Benjamin and Sarah, born July, 1768,
died June 12, 1842. Married, July 8, 1793, Nathaniel Rust,
born July 8, 1773, died Oct. 10, 1843, at Rochester, Vt.

898. Sally7, born about 1796, at Rochester, Vt., died 1856, at

Carthage, N. Y. Married Solon Woolege. 
899. Horace7, born 1798, at Rochester, Vt., died March, 1879,
Cambria, Wisconsin. Married Roxanna Mills. 
900. Almon7, born 1800, at Rochester, Vt., died 1872, at
Vt. Married Sarah Morse. They had no children. 
901. Asa7, born 1806, at Rochester, Vt., died 1873, at
Iowa. Married Minerva Segu. 
902. Hannah7, born Jan. 16, 1808; married Orson Perkins. 
903. Gehial7, born 1810, at Rochester, Vt., died in Illinois.
in Illinois, and had one child, which is probably not 

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CHADE SOUTHWICK6, (Lawrence5, Daniel4, Lawrence3,
Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Hannah
Southwick, born Oct. 1, 1774, died, March 16,
1841, at Palmyra, Wayne Co., N.Y. He was a tanner
and currier, at Union Springs, Cayuga Co., N.Y.
Married first, Chloe Giddings,(*) born Aug. 2,
1773, died Aug. 4, 1823, at Walcott, Wayne Co.,
N.Y.; second, Margaret Jennings. Children: 

904. Hannah7, born Aug. 12, 1798, died April 24,
1816, at Otumwa, 
905. Eliza7, born Oct. 21, 1800, no record of the
time of death. 
Married Isaac Wood, of Montville, Cayuga Co.,
N.Y., son 
of Walter Wood a distinguished Friend, of an
early date. 
They had two children, viz.: Hannah, married
(???) Payne, 
and lives at Auburn, Cayuga Co.; Charlotte,
married (???) 
Jennings and lives at Wautoma, Wisconsin. 
906. James7, born Sept. 13, 1802, died July 28,
1803, at Manchester, 
907. William Henry7, born Feb. 10, 1815, at
Manchester, Vt.; 
married, June 23, 1840, Henrietta A. Chapman,
died Feb. 
6, 1879. They live at Palmyra, Wayne Co., N.Y.,


JESSE SOUTHWICK6, (Lawrence5, Daniel4, Lawrence3,
Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Hannah
Southwick, born Dec. 5, 1772, died 1832. Married,
1794, Charlotte Marsh, at Dorset, Vt., daughter 
(*) Chloe Giddings was a relation of Joshua R.
Giddings, of Ohio, 
the old anti-slavery hero in days gone by, whose
memory is green 
in the hearts of those who loved liberty, and
hated oppression in 
every form, and were the friends of human rights
irrespective of 

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of William and Mary (French) Marsh, died 1856. Children: 

908. Clarrissa7, born 1798, died, unmarried, 1876. 
909. Maria7, born 1801; married Norman Jewell, 1827. 
910. Johnson M7., born 1803; married Ann Castle, 1830. 
911. Hannah7, born 1805; married Elias J. Mershon, 1826. 
912. Hamilton7, born Oct. 3, 1806; married, Jan. 1838, Martha 
Sherwood, at Monroe, Mich., born 1816. He has lived at 
Rochester, N. Y., Monroe, Mich., and Danville N. Y. 
912a. Benjamin Franklin7, born Oct. 3, 1806; married Eliza 
Riggs, 1836. He and his brother Hamilton were twins. 
913. Dorcas7, born 1810, died 1856. Married Theron Tayton. 
914. George W.7, born 1812, died 1870. Married (???) Boutwell,

915. Jane Ann7, born 1818, died 1844. Married William 2d,
916. William H.7, born 1820; married Mary Frost, 1845. 

JESSE SOUTHWICK settled at Johnstown, Fulton Co., N. Y., had a
hat establishment for awhile, and then sold out, and followed


EDWARD SOUTHWICK6, (Lawrence5, Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Hannah, born Nov. 29, 1767,
died Dec. 13, 1847, aged 80 years, 18 days. Married, 1802,
Catharine Wilkinson, of Dutchess Co., N.Y., born July 25,
1772, died Feb. 13, 1813. He was a tanner at Troy, N.Y.

917. Hannah7, born May 6, 1803, died Jan. 8, 1877. Married, 
Dec. 11, 1822, Doctor Lester Jewett, died Dec. 23, 1863. 
918. John W.7, born March 15, 1805, died 1813. 

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919. Ruth7, born April 19, 1806, died Aug. 10,
1874. Married, 
Oct. 1, 1840, William Todd. No children. 
920. Robert7, born March 4, 1808, died March 8,
921. Gilbert W.7, born July 26, 1810; married
Cynthia C. Greely. 
922. Edward, Jr.7, born Aug. 10, 1812, died Nov.
26, 1857. Married, 
Jan. 1846, Lucinda Smith. 


RUTH SOUTHWICK6, (Lawrence5, Daniel4, Lawrence3,
Daniel2, Lawrence1), daughter of Lawrence and
Hannah Southwick,(*) born March 4, 1763, died
March 17, 1851, at Grafton, Mass. Married, 1780,
David Farnum, born Sept. 29, 1753, died Feb. 29,
1844, at Grafton, Mass. He was a farmer.

922a. Hannah7, born Dec. 22, 1782, died May 29,
1860. Married 
Humphrey Taylor, 1829. They lived at Grafton,
923. Daniel7, born Nov. 22, 1784, died Dec. 10,
1879. Married 
Feb. 28, 1811, Mary Southwick, daughter of Joseph
Ailse (Sayles). 
924. Moses7, born Jan. 29, 1787. 
925. Phebe7, born April 15, 1791, died Oct. 3,
926. Jesse7, born June 7, 1795, died July 10,
927. Mowry7, born Dec. 23, 1799, died Feb. 22,
1868, at Cedar 
Rapids. Married Evelina Johnson Gibson. 
928. Samuel Judson7, born Nov. 8, 1805; married
Sally Ann 
Swartwout, of Pokeepsie, N.Y. They had four
viz.: Ruth, Mary, Morgan L. and Bennetta. 


ROYAL SOUTHWICK, 1st.6, (Lawrence5, Daniel4,
Lawrence3, Daniel2, Lawrence1), son of Lawrence
and Hannah Southwick, born at Uxbridge, Mass.,
Dec. 6, 
(*)Hannah Southwick was the daughter of Jonathan
and Hannah 
(Osborn) Southwick. 

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1760, died Nov, 30, 1840, aged 79 years, 9 mo. Married, June
4, 1788, Phebe Farnum, born July 2, 1769, died June 2, 1843,
aged 73. He was a tanner, at Uxbridge, and also a preacher of
the Society of Friends or Quakers. Children: 

929. James7, born Oct. 7, 1789; married, Oct. 4, 1809, Ruth 
Darling, daughter of Jesse Darling and Hannah Southwick. 
Hannah was the daughter of Daniel and Ruth (Mussey) 
Southwick. James was a wool puller. 
930. Urania7, born Feb. 1, 1792, died April 17, 1811. 
931. Royal, 2d.7, born Sept. 9, 1795, died Sept. 23, 1876, at
Mass. Married Dircya Claflin. He was a manufacturer. 
932. Phebe7, born Sept. 15, 1797, died Jan. 25, 1866, at
Mass. Married Dr. Daniel F. Pond. 
933. Jonathan F.7, born Dec. 14, 1799; married first, Chloe
second, widow Lucy Darling. He was a tanner 
and currier. 
934. Farnum7, born Sept. 14, 1801, died Nov. 9, 1812. 
935. Lydia C.7, born April 20, 1807, died Oct. 21, 1834. 
936. Elisha7, born April 27, 1809, died Feb. 6, 1874, at
Mass. He was a tanner and manufacturer of shoes. 


SARAH SOUTHWICK6, (Lawrence5, Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), daughter of Lawrence and Dorcas (Brown), born
April 27, 1754, died Feb. 4, 1836, aged 81 years, 9 mo., 20
days. Married Benedict Arnold, (not the traitor). Children: 

937. Dorcas7. 
938. William B.7 
939. Mary7. 

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ZADOCK SOUTHWICK6, (Lawrence5, Daniel4, Lawrence3, Daniel2,
Lawrence1), son of Lawrence and Hannah, born May 8, 1766, died
Oct. 23, 1823. Married, Sept. 27, 1786, Elizabeth Carpenter,
born Sept. 17, 1765, died Nov. 10, 1847. Children: 

940. Lawrence7, born Feb. 15, 1788, died the same date. 
941. Sarah7, born June 12, 1789, died Jan. 12, 1845. Married 
John Caller. 
942. Henry7, born Sept. 17, 1791, died Feb. 26, 1871. Married 
Hannah Winans. 
943. Willett H.7, born Sept. 19, 1793, died Feb. 1, 1818.
Laura Capron, of Uxbridge. 
944. Robert B.7, born Oct. 6, 1795, died Feb. 2, 1828. Married

Julia Adee, of New York city. 
945. Edward C.7, born May 8, 1797, died Jan. 20, 1870. Married

first, Eliza Birdsall, of Rahway N. J.; second, Margaret 
Laing, of Rahway, N. J. 
946. Lydia7, born Jan. 1, 1799, died Sept. 13, 1829. Married
Samuel Blois. 
947. Stephen7, born Dec. 16, 1800, died Oct. 20, 1870. Married

first, Adeline Brewster; second, Julia Shelton. He was 
lost on his passage from N. Y., to Galveston, Texas, in the 
fall of 1870, by the foundering of the Steamer Varuna. All 
on board were lost except four of the seamen and the second 
mate, who reached Jupiter Inlet, Georgia, after sixty hours 
exposure, in a very exhausted condition, having had nothing 
to eat or drink. The steamer was lost Oct. 20, 1870, 
at 9 P. M. Business was suspended at Galveston one day, 
and the city was draped in mourning on receipt of the news 
of the disaster. 
948. Adna H.7, born April 30, 1803, died Feb. 11, 1875.
Mary Reynolds. 
949. Richard C.7, born Sept. 13, 1804, died Nov. 18, 1868.
first, Eliza Bevier; second, Avis Coffin. 

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950. George7, born Dec. 22, 1805, died Oct. 19. 1864. Married 
first, Susan Brewster; second, Cecelia Meyres. He was 
killed by falling through a scuttle at his store in Kingston, 
Ulster Co., N. Y., in the autumn of 1864. 
951. William C.7, born Aug. 21, 1808; married first, Helen
second, Maria Hughs. 
952. Eliza B.7, born Nov. 30, 1811, died Feb. 2, 1866. Married

Joseph Wright. 

The above twelve all lived to get married, and the nine boys
were all tanners and curriers and carried on business for

ZADOCK SOUTHWICK started tanning in a small way in the town of
Clinton, Dutchess Co., N. Y., and after two or three years
bought the farm two miles north of Friend's Stone Meeting
House in said town, and two miles from his father Lawrence,
now (in 1875), known as Widow Halsted farm of 80 acres, and
esblished the tanning and currying business quite largely for
that day, 1789 or 1790. In 1802 and 1803, he established a
tanning and currying business at Centreville, Ulster Co.,
starting James C. Moore, (who married his sister). 

Zadock Southwick continued at Clinton until 1807, when he
removed to Poughkeepsie, bought a property bounding on the
Hudson River and erected a tannery thereon, starting a leather
store in the village in connection with the currying business,
and was very successful. In 1814, he purchased a landed
property with ample water power in Greenfield, in the town of
Warwarsing, Ulster Co., in the midst of a hemlock region, and
established a hemlock sole leather tannery thereon, using
water power to carry on the business, giving 

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