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The Willimantic Journal

An Independent, Local, Family Newspaper.

Published Every Saturday Morning

Office in Franklin Building, Up Stairs

Willimantic Journal October 1862

[First issued of Oct, 1862 is missing]


1067. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Notice. The co-partnership heretofore existing under the name of Evans & Weaver is this day, by mutual consent, dissolved. All accounts will be settled by Wm. L. Weaver. John Evans, Wm. L. Weaver, Oct. 4, 1862

1068. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Notice. The undersigned have this day formed a co-partnership under the name and style of Weaver & Curtiss, and will continue the business of the late firm of Evans & Weaver, of publishing the Willimantic Journal, Job Printing, &c., at the old stand in Franklin Building. Wm. L. Weaver, A.S. Curtiss. Willimantic, Oct. 1, 1862.

1069. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: History of Windham. According to the announcement in our last paper we commence this week (on our fourth page) the publication of that portion of our History of Windham which embraces the genealogies. It will contain some account of all the early families of ancient Windham, embracing the present towns of Windham, Mansfield, Hampton, Chaplin and Scotland. In some cases we shall be able to give quite full and interesting family histories; in others, only what can be gleaned from the public records. The collection of these facts has been a work of years; and no one who has not made the trial can have an adequate idea of the amount of labor and research required to gather and arrange such a mass of material. We believe there are many who are not subscribers to the Journal that would be glad to read these articles, and we ask our friends to make the fact of publication known to those interested. The branch of the Windham Abbe family which we give this week is not, as will be seen, the one from which the present race of Abbes are descended. Their Windham ancestor was Samuel Abbe, (a brother of John,) whose record we shall commence next week.

1070. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Willimantic. Willimantic is not a town as is sometimes supposed, but a borough, being an integral part of the town of Windham. We have been trying for some time to give a description of Willimantic, and hoped to do so in this number; but are compelled to defer it.

1071. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Mr. Amos A. Hall, of this village, purposes to give a series of lessons in vocal music to such of our citizens as may be disposed to join a class for that purpose and will meet all such at the Methodist vestry on Saturday evening at 7 o'clock. None are better qualified, to give instruction in music than Mr. H. and the present is a good opportunity for those who wish to learn.

1072. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Our fellow citizen, J.R. Arnold, esq. Has been appointed an Aid on the staff of Gen. Richard Busteed, of New York city, and has accepted the appointment. He leaves an extended practice to engage in the service of his country; but we are glad that he considers the case of the rebels of more importance than any he has in court. We doubt not he will make a most efficient officer. The cordial good wishes of many friends go with him. He left on Tuesday night for New York, to report for active duty.

1073. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Windham. The following Union Ticket was elected in this town on Monday, without opposition. For assessors: H.H. Fitch, Andrew Frink, Jr., Ralph Chappell. Board of Relief: Justin Swift, Don F. Johnson, Henry S. Walcott. Town Clerk: William Swift. Treasurer: William Swift. Registrar: William L. Weaver. Selectmen: Horace Hall, Frank M. Lincoln, Edwin E. .Burnham. Constables: Lyman Jordan, Samuel G. Byrne. Grand Jurors: Abel Clark, John S> Smith, Courtland Babcock, Mason Lincoln, John. G. Clark, Joseph B. Spencer. School Visitors: E.D. Bentley, John G. Clark, J.W. Follett. Treasurer of School Fund: J.G. Clark.

1074. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Coventry. Drowned Herself. The wife of Edward H. Dow, of South Coventry drowned herself, Sunday even, in a lake about a mile from her residence. She had been unwell for a day or two, and wished to be in a room by herself Sunday night, expressing the hope that she might get more rest. Monday morning she was missed, and was found drowned in about three feet of water. She was in her night dress, and was undoubtedly deranged.

1075. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Mansfield. At the town election on Monday the Republican ticket, as follows, were elected by 50 majority: Assessors: Lucius W. Cross, William W. Barrows. Board of Relief: Lewis Brigham, Thomas L. Fish, Horace D. Russ. Selectmen: Asa Sherman, Lenord R. Dunham, Geo. B. Armstrong. Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Treasurer of Town Deposit Fund and Registrar: Oliver B. Griggs. Constables and Collectors: Henry Starkweather, Dan P. Storrs. Grand Jurors: S. Otis Barrows, Jefferson Dunham, Joseph Dimock, Braxillia Swift, James J. Slate, Miner Grant. School Visitors: Oliver B. Griggs, Edward F. Brooks, Edwin G. Sumner.

1076. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Army Correspondence of the Journal.

Washington, Oct. 6, 1862.

Friend Weaver: I saw Capt. Ripley, of Windham, of whom you speak in your last number, in his temporary hospital, on the field of Antietam. He was lying on the straw-littered floor of a barn, by the side of Lieut. Mayne, of Brooklyn, your county, and among as many more of our wounded soldiers, mostly of the rank and file, as the floor could hold. On the outside, again, wherever in the barn-yard, stacks of straw, sheds, trees, or fences, could afford shade and obstacles to the unadvised footsteps of man and beast, there our wounded lay. Our two officers lay quietly abiding their fate, taking their soldier's fortune with soldierly fortitude. I was obliged to leave them hastily, as I left more than a thousand others of our brave patriot soldiers.

1077. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: A woman in New Haven was last week tried, convicted and punished as a "common scold" under an old law, long a dead letter on the statue books.

1078. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: The Fitchville cotton mill is being enlarged, and is receiving large additions of new machinery.

1079. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: The New Haven Journal says: - Lieut. J.L. A. Baker, of the Thirteenth Regiment C.V., at New Orleans, writes under date of Sep. 19th, I forget to mention that Capt. Frankau, of the Twelfth Regiment, is found guilty of passing men beyond our lines, for a consideration, something [fat,?] and he is now in the Custom house, under guard.

1080. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Marriages.

In Willimantic, on Thursday evening, October 9, by the Rev. E.D. Bentley, Mr. Oliver Hale, Jr., of South Glastonbury, a member of the 25th C.V. and Miss Alwilda M. Bolton, of Willimantic. The editor acknowledges the receipt of compliments and the young volunteer and his bride will please accept his best wishes for their happiness.

In Willimantic, October 4, by Rev. E.D. Bentley, Mr. John B. Greenman, and Miss Carrie E. Adams, both of Mansfield.
In South Coventry, October 5, by the Rev. Dr. George Calhoun, Mr. Geo. B. Grant, of South Coventry, and Miss Nettie Davidson, of Wardsboro, Vt.

In Hampton, September 30, by the Rev. Geo. Soule, Mr. Luther A. Bolles, of Putnam, and Miss Helen A. Mosely, of Hampton.

In Stamford, September 30, by Rev. Joseph Anderson, of Norwalk, assisted by Rev. L.W. Bacon, of Samford, Cyrus Northrup, of the New Haven Palladium, to Anna K., daughter of J.D. Warren, Esq., of Stamford.

On Sunday, October 6, by the Rev. W.C. Walker, Wm. W. Smith, of Putnam, and Miss Sarah L. Baldwin, of Griswold.

1081. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: Deaths.

In South Coventry, September 29, Capt. Hezekiah Edgerton, aged 71 years. In the death of Capt. Edgerton the citizens of Coventry have sustained an irreparable loss. Through a long life he commanded the respect of his fellowmen, acknowledged by all an honest man, "the noblest work of God."

In Mansfield, October 8, Emily E. Dodd, aged __ years.

In Scotland, October 9, Aaron Gager, aged 86.

In New York, September 18, Miss Polly Fox, daughter of the late Jabez Fox, of Scotland, aged 30 years. Brought to Windham, September __. Funeral services in the Episcopal Church.
In Hartford, September 25, Mrs. Ellen Huntington Cottrell aged 30 years, daughter of the late Henry Huntington, Esq., of Windham. Brought to Windham. Funeral services in Episcopal Church.

In Mansfield, Ira Bennett.

In Collinsville, September 29, of consumption, Miss Louisa S. Weeks, aged 20 years. Sister of the late Dr. W.S. Weeks, who died with the same disease, March 23, 1860.

In Carrollton, La., September 18, of typhoid fever, Warren W. Lilly, aged 48 years, of Co. C., 12th Conn. Vol., formerly of Brooklyn.

In Putnam, September 21, Mr. Benjamin Day, aged 85.

In Putnam, September 29, Mrs. Asenath Randall, aged 85 years, 5 months and 5 days.

In Hampton, October 2, Mrs. Hannah Holt, aged 87.

In the U.S. Hospital at Hatteras Inlet, N.C., after a long and painful illness, August 31, Charles B. Newton, of Plainfield, 11th Conn., Co. G., aged __

1082. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: List of Letters remaining the Post Office at Willimantic, Oct. 1st, 1862.

Lois Brock

Elizabeth Corey

Augustine Campbell

Daniel Corning

L.L. Cooper

E.L. Douglass

Mr. Emery

Geo. H. Holland

Edwin Knowlton

G.W. Lincoln

John Larry

C.H. Maple

N.L. Coal Oil Co.

Amanda M. Niles

Henry Shippee

Mary E. Stimson

Louisa Slade

Lucius Thompson

John Vollentine

Persons calling for the above letters will please say "Advertised."

James Walden.

1083. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: At a Court of Probate holden at Chaplin within and for the District of Chaplin on the 5th day of October, A.D. 1862. Present Orin Witter, Esq., Judge. On motion of David A. Griggs, Administrator on the estate of Nathan Griggs, late of Chaplin within said District deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrator, and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic, and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign-post in said town of Chaplin, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record. Orin Witter, Judge.

1084. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: At a Court of Probate holden at Mansfield within and for the District of Mansfield on the 26th day of September A.D. 1862. Present Oliver B. Griggs, Esq., Judge. On motion of Ira B. Bennett, Executor of the last Will and Testament of Ira Bennett, late of Mansfield, within said District, deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Executor and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Windham, and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign-post in said town of Mansfield nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record. O.B. Griggs, Judge.

1085. TWJ Fri Oct 10, 1862: History of Windham. Genealogy. I. The Abbe Family. Written Abby, Abbey, Abbee, Abbe.) Explanation. Name of the common ancestor or first New England settler in Italic-Capitals; name of the first Windham settler in Roman Capitals; names of the children of the first Windham settlers and subsequent heads of families in Small Capitals; children of subsequent Windham families in Italics. Abbreviations: b. for birth, m. for married, d. for died, dau. For daughter, chil for child or children, cch. for church, W for Windham, Will for Willimantic, Mans for Mansfield, Hamp for Hampton, Chap for Chaplin, Scot for Scotland.


The Abbes were among the very early settlers of Windham, and the name has been a somewhat prominent, influential and respected one throughout the whole history of the town. Through the male and female branches the blood has been widely disseminated, and is diffused through almost the entire range of Windham families. Our information in regard to the early settlers of the name in new England is very limited, though we have taken considerable pains to obtain the facts on the subject. We have gleaned some particulars in regard to the family from Genealogical works and from our correspondence with the Hon. James Savage, of Boston, author of the new Genealogical Dictionary, the Rev. J. B. Felt, of Boston, author of various historical and genealogical works, J.F. Worcester, esq., of Salem, Mass., and especially from our young friend Mr. Cleaveland Abbe, of Cambridge, who has taken much interest in tracing out the family. All these gentlemen will please accept our acknowledgements. The history of the Windham families has been gathered almost entirely from town, church and probate records. We give the following particulars of early families of the name:

1. John Abby aged 22, sailed from London for Virginia, 1735, in the ship Boneventura, James __crofte master. (N.W. Gen. Reg., vol. II, p. 212.)

3. [sic] Benjamin Abbye, made freeman May 18, 1642. (Records Mass. vol. II. p. 2_2 [either 202 or 292].

4. John Abbye, admitted to freedom by court at Boston, May 11, 1670. (Records Mass. vol. IV. P. 584)

5. Thomas Abey, of Wenham, was among the killed in the battle at Narrangsett Fort, Dec. 19, 1675. (Drake's Hist. And Antiq. Of Boston, p. 44.)

6. Samuel Abby, of Wenham, made freeman Oct. 13, 1690. (Records of Mass. vol. V. p. 540.)

7. John Abbe, senr., made freeman May 6, 16_5 [either 1625 or 1635]. (Records Mass. vol. V. p. 543)

JOHN ABBE, sen., of Wenham, we are very confident was the common ancestor of the Windham and Enfield Abbes, though the proof that such was the case does not amount to a demonstration. Mr. Savage says he was of Salem 1637, of Redding later, and freeman

in 1685. Mr. Allen, in his history of Wenham, says John Abby was among the early settlers. In 1659 he was one of the largest contributors to the Rev. Mr. Newman's support.

It would seem probable that JOHN ABBE, sen., of Wenham, was the same who had a grant of land at Salem in 1637, and it is not impossible that he was the passenger to Virginia in 1635, as many who came out there afterwards found their way to New England. But there were other Abbes here at an early day who could not have been of the family of John, sen., as Benjamin, of Salem, 1642, and Thomas, who was killed in the great Swamp Fight Dec. 19, 1676. The following is an abstract of the will of JOHN ABBE, sen., of Wenham: "I John Abbey en. Of Wenham in ye county of Essex being sensible of my owne & my wives inability to carry on my affairs so as to provide for our comfortable Livelihood by reason of age and weakness of Body. Doe make choice of & request my son John Abbey as my [fcofee?] in trust to take ___ his hands my Home & all my Lands in Wenham Except what I doe hereby give out of it to the rest of my children, viz. Samuel, Sarah, Marah, Rebecca, Obadiah & Thomas. Dated Aug. 3, 1683.

Acknowledged same date. John Abbey senr. Mark & (S)

The children, then, as appears by the will were:

I. JOHN who settled in Windham.

II. SAMUEL who also settled in Windham.


IV. MARAY (Mary).

V. REBECCA, probably m. Richard Kimball 1667.

VI. OBADIAH, probably settled at Enfield.

VII. THOMAS, who probably settled at Enfield.

The proof that John and Samuel Abbe who settled in Windham were sons of John Abbe sen. of Wenham is not positive; but the probabilities are so strongly in favor of it, that we are well satisfied such is the case. So with regard to the Obadiah and Thomas who settled at Enfield; there is strong presumptive evidence that they were the same as above. With regard to the marriage of JOHN ABBE, sen. of Wenham, the name of his wife and the dates of the births of his children, I have no information. Nor can I find the date of his death. He was living in 1685, when he was made freeman, and it is certain that he was then quite aged.

Descendants of John Abbe the Windham Settler.

JOHN ABBE of Wenham purchased of Lieut. Exercise Conant July 13, 1696, for 70 [English pounds] silver money, home lot number 7, at Windham Centre, with the 1000 acre right belonging, with dwelling house, &c. He probably soon after removed to Windham, for in December of that year he was _____ as inhabitant of the town. On the 11th of December, 1700, he died. He and his wife were dismissed from the Wenham church to Windham Oct., 1700, and were both original members of the first church in Windham at the origination Dec. 10, 1700. He had at least two wives and perhaps three. Hannah, his widow, m. Jonathan Jennings, of W. The following from Windham records is believed to refer to this John: (John Abbe, had John, b. May 5, 1665, d. May __ 1665; John again, b. Dec. 15, 1666; Thomas b. ___ 12th month 1667. If the above were children of our John Abbe, they all died young. Mary wife of John Abbe d. Sept. 9, 1672. John Abbe m. Marah (Mary) Goldsmith Sept. 25, ____.

The children of JOHN ABBE the Windham settler were:

I. JOSEPH, who m. Abigail S____ [Severance?] Aug. 30, 17006, and had an only daughter Joanna who m. Jonathan Brown, of Hampton, N.H. She is mentioned in the will of Richard Abbe, her uncle, of Windham, in 1737. Abigail, the widow of Joseph Abbe, m. Phillip Greeley.

II. OBADIAH m. probably Elizabeth Wilkinson at Malden Dec. 26, 1701. (See record below.)

III. ABIGAIL m. Daniel Sabin, of Windham, March 18, 1701.

The above three children of John Abbe Richard Abbe [sic] in his will, 1737, calls his brothers and sister of the "half blood."

IV. RICHARD, by wife Hannah, b. Feb. 9, 1682-3.

V. MARY b. Sept. 16, 1684, m. James Pease, of Enfield, and was living in 1737.

VI. MERCY b. March 5, 1689 m. Nathaniel Flint, of Windham, and had a family.

VII. JOHN b. April 20, 1691.

VIII. HANNAH, b. Aug. 13, 1693 m. Thomas Welch, the ancestor of the Windham families of that name.

IX. LYDIA b. May 21, 1696, m. Benjamin Bidlake or Bidlack.

X. SARAH b. march 11, 1699 m. John Welch, probably a brother of Thomas.

OBADIAH ABBE, son of John the Windham settler, m. (probably) Elizabeth Wilkinson, at Malden Dec. 26, 1701. he settled first at Windham and after 1718 removed to Ashford, where he was living in 1737.

Their children born at Windham were:

1. Mercy, b. Oct. 15, 1702.

2. Obadiah, b. April 10, 1704.

3. Elizabeth, b. April 1, 1706.

4. Hannah, b. Dec. 5, 1707.

5. Abigail, b. Oct. 25, 1709.

6. Ruth, b. Sept. 15, 1712.

7. Joseph, b. May 28, 1714, d. January 7, 1717-18.

8. Richard, b. May 15, 1716.

9. Joseph, 2d, b. January 16, 1718-19.

We have not traced this family further.

RICHARD ABBE, son of John, the settler, m. Mary Jennings, Nov. 16, 1703, and d. July 10, 1737, aged 54. She died August 25, 1759, aged 77. They had no children. His will was dated June 27, 1737. Her will bears date July 12, 1758, and was proved Sept. 18, 1759. He was a man of considerable property, and among his legacies was one of 50 [English pounds] to his pastor the Rev. Thomas Clap, and one of 20 [English pounds] to the first church in Windham. His negro girl Jenne, prized at 75 [English pounds], he gives to his wife with one half of his estate, and liberal legacies to his brothers and sisters. He especially enjoins upon his executors that no unjust advantage be taken of his debtors, and that those against whom he held mortgages should have reasonable time to redeem them, even if they had been legally forfeited. He was a constable, Sheriff, Justice of Peace, Judge of the County Court &c., and was a man of influence in town, church and State affairs. He was a warm friend of the Rev. Mr. Clap, and was one of Prince's subscribers. The following is the inscription on his tombstone: Here lyes Buried ye Body of RICHARD ABBE ESQ. One of his Majesties Justices of ye County of Windham, Who after he had Faithfully Served his Generation According to the will of GOD Fell Asleep July 10th 1787 in ye 55th year of his Age. Mary, his widow, appears to have been a pious and benevolent woman, a worthy companion of her excellent and respected husband. She was the eldest daughter of Jonathan Jennings, the first settler of Windham after Cates. In her will she gives 4 [English pounds] to the First Church in Windham "To purchase a Flag on For the Conveniance of Furnishing the communion Table in said Church." She gives "unto Ginna my Negro woman her time & Freedom From hence Forward not to be Inslaved or held or Controld by me or any under me as a slave or sevant For Time or Life and I do hereby give & bequeath unto sd Ginna a good Bible & the best Feather bed I have saving one with good bedding, fiz: Bolster, Pillows one pare good sheets, one pare woolen Blankets & a good coverlid & a Foot wheel and Farthermore I give unto sd Ginna a good Iron Pott & Kettle with my every day clothes & a good silk crape gown & Two Pewter Platters which I give unto ye sd Ginna For the good servis she hath done me." This is the first case of the manumission of a slave in Windham that I find any account of. With regard to her other slaves she says: "And I do here by order & desire that those of my Negro Children as shall be sold & disposed of as that they may have Christian Education and by their maysters not be used with cruelty & hardship." There were four negro children named in her inventory viz.: Sampson, valued at 45 [English pounds], Peter at 40 [English pounds], Reuben, 35 [English pounds], and Tamer, a girl, 28 [English pounds]. The following is the inscription on her tombstone: In Memory of Mrs. Mary Abbe widow to Richard Abbe Esq. who died August 25th 1759, in ye 78th year of her Age. Them also yt sleep in Jesus will God bring with him 1 Thes 4 and 14.

JOHN ABBE son of John, the Windham settler, m. 1st Mary dau. of Dea. Abel Bingham of W., Nov. 7, 1717, and she d. July 23, 1722. He m. 2d Mary Palmer dau. of Samuel, March 12, 1723. She d. Nov. 30, 1750. He m. 3d wid. Abigail Ripley wid. of Jeremiah, Jr., and dau. of Deac. Eleazer Cary, April 23, 1751. She d. Oct 16, 1766. He m. 4th Sarah Dodge April 8, 1767. JOHN AGGE died January 16, 1770. His wife survived him, and died April 11, 1776. His will is dated June 6, 1767. Inventory 1067 [English pounds] 12s 3d. To the Rev. Stephen White he give his "silver headed cane." His only child by first wife was:

1. John, b. July 4, 1722.

By 2d wife he had

2. Hannah, b. Sept 17, 1724, m. Joshua Webb.

3. Nary [sic, perhaps misspelling of "Mary"?] b. Sept. 10, 1726, perhaps m. Elisha Wales.

4. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 16, 1728 m. Jesse Ward of Union.

5. Richard, b. July 1, 1730, m. Mary Huntington dau. of David, and had one son, Mexari, b. in Windham, Dec. 4, 1752. His father in his will gave him a farm of 90 acres on Beaver Hill. Had other children who died in infancy.

6. Eunice, b. Aug. 20, 1732, m. probably Jonathan Jennings, being his 2d wife.

7. Tabatha, b. Sept. 16, 1736, m. Charles Ripley.

JOHN ABBE, Jr., son of the last named John, m. 1st Lois Munson, 2d Smith. He died July 4, 1788, aged 66. Only child (by his first wife) was:

1. John, b. Jan. 10, 1756, never married. He died some thirty or forty years since, somewhere in Windham County, it is believed, and with him this branch of the Abbe family became extinct.

1086. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Father Waldo, the Centenarian. We publish below, from a Syracuse paper, a somewhat abbreviated account of the interesting celebration of the one hundredth birth day of the Rev. Daniel Waldo, of Syracuse. This venerable man is the son of the late Zacheus and Talitha (Kingsbury) Waldo, and was born in Windham, Sept. 10, 1762. For a short time he served in the war of the Revolution, and is the last survivor of the large number who went from the brave old town to fight the battles of Independence. He graduated at Yale College in the class of 1788, and is the oldest living graduate except Joshua Dewey, of Brooklyn, N.Y., of the class of 1787, whose age is 94. He became a minister of the Congregational order, and has preached and been settled on various places. Although he has passed a century he is still vigorous and erect, and his health is so good that he was able to visit Albany and preach for the Rev. Dr. Sprague, the next Sabbath after his hundredth birth day. He has lived to see the liberties which he aided to gain and the government which he saw establish imperiled by a most unholy rebellion; God grant he may live to see the Union restored, rebellion punished, and peace and prosperity return to his distracted country. The one hundredth birthday of Daniel Waldo, which occurred Sept. 10, was commemorated with appropriate exercises at the Plymouth Church in this city, in the afternoon. The church was crowded by an interested assembly and many others were unable to gain admission to the building. The exercises occupied an hour and a half, and were wholly devoid of the wearisomeness that too often attaches to such occasions. There was none of this feeling experienced by the highly intelligent gathering but on the other hand the highest satisfaction and delight were manifested by all present. The walls at the sides and back of the pulpit were tastefully decorated with National flags and evergreens, and at its sides there were placed about a dozen beautiful natural bouquets of flowers. Father Waldo occupied a seat on the left of Rev. Mr. Stricby, in the pulpit, and among the gentlemen on the platform were Hon. Amos P. Granger, whose influence procured for Father Waldo the Chaplaincy of Congress, Hon. William Taylor, an old friend and parishioner of the venerable clergyman, and the speakers. The Pastor of Plymouth Church, Rev. Mr. Stricby, announced the order of exercise, which were opened with singing by the choir of the 'Before Jehovah's Awful Throne.' Rev. Mr. Elmendorf, Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church, made an impressive prayer, in which he asked for the further continuance of the blessing of Heaven upon the venerable patriarch, whose attainment of a full century had called this assemblage together, and for the Diving favor upon our distracted country. The Addresses. Rev. Mr. Stricby then made a short address touching the event which gave occasion for this demonstration, illustrating how much of time one hundred years actually is, by stating that sixteen generations living to that age would extend back to the time when Jesus Christ was upon the earth; and further, by recounting the leading events of the past century, showing that the prominent nations of the world had achieved their distinctive characters within that period. The greatest changes on the American continent had taken place within Father Waldo's life; our whole history as an independent nation was within his memory. He had been an active minister of the gospel ever since the time of the close of the war of the revolution. He has been active in good works throughout his long life. Since the nation has been involved in civil strife, his fervent prayer has gone up for the preservation of his beloved land, and our earnest hope is that his life may be spared to see his country restored to unity and to peace and filled with free men. L.W. Hall, Esq., was introduced and spoke briefly and happily. He was born in the same part of Connecticut as Father Waldo and in early life sat under his ministrations. He referred to Father Waldo's services on Long Island in the Revolutionary war, when he was taken a prisoner by the British and imprisoned. He illustrated a peculiarity of Father Waldo's - his never indulging in long sermons or speeches, but always practicing brevity, - by relating an incident. At Lee, Mass., many years ago, Father Waldo officiated for Father Alvin Hyde. It was late in the evening, and when services began, Father Waldo complied literally. The prayer, hymn and sermon altogether occupied but fifteen minutes! The speaker said there was no need of long speeches here. We can only unite in wishing that our venerable friend's life may be spared so that he may see the country for which he struggled and suffered in early life, again enjoying the blessing of peace, concord and unity; that his closing eyes might not fall upon dissevered States; but upon a circle of States in the bounds of harmony, each vying to see which shall surpass the other in the attainment of the fullest and truest blessings of the highest and most perfect liberty. Hon. C.B. Sedgewick, was the next speaker, and was followed by Prof. Andrew W. White, the latter closed by most sincerely congratulating Father Waldo, in behalf of the assemblage, upon his attaining his one hundredth birth-day, and extended to him the most earnest hope that he may survive to see the nation restored, and in the hands of those worthy to be the successors of the men with whom he stood shoulder to shoulder in the war of the revolution. The choir then sang the old Portuguese Hymn. Presentations to Father Waldo. The children of Plymouth Church Sunday School now entered the Church and took places in front of the pulpit. Rev. Mr. Stricby, with appropriate remarks presented Father Waldo with a gift of $100 in money, from some of his personal friends. Voluntary contributions were also made by those present to the amount of $30. Minnie Stone, Albert Randall and Marcus Hyde, Sunday School children, now took Father Waldo by the hand and led him to a handsome easy chair standing at the right of the pulpit, and as he sat down in it, Master Randall presented him the following note, which was read by Mr. Stricby: Dear Father Waldo: Please accept this Chair as a testimony of the love which the members of Plymouth Church Sunday School cherish for you, and as a token of the reverence they have for one who has been a veteran in our country's service and in the army of Christ, which is ever victorious. We intend to hearken to the instructions which you have given us on our festival occasions, "Depart from evil and do good - Seek peace and pursue it," and imitate your example of trusting in God. We present you this on your hundredth birthday, hoping that it may be a pleasing memory and add much to your comfort in the evening of your life, which may our Heavenly Father crown with His richest blessings. Miss Stone then handed him a beautiful bouquet, composed of two hundred and forty-five separate pieces, representing the members of the Sunday School, Teachers, Superintendent and Pastor. Miss Josephine Leonard presented Father Waldo with the following note, enclosing ten dollars in money: Syracuse, Sept. 10, 1862. Father Waldo: The children of Plymouth Church Sunday School, as an additional evidence of their regard and affection for you, desire your acceptance of the enclosed small amount of money, hoping therewith that you will purchase for yourself that which shall add most to your comfort and happiness.

Fraternally yours,

Ira H. Cobb, Superintendent.

The children then sang "The Christian Hero."

Father Waldo's Remarks.

Father Waldo, then, in a clear and distinct tone of voice, that was heard in all parts of the Church, addressed the children. He impressed upon them that the fear of the Lord was the foundation of longevity. In order to live happy and to live long, the Bible must be taken as a chart, - it shows the way to eternal life. This llife is but a short span. One hundred years go like a dream. He said that pensioners are the longest lived persons. Now, he added, the Bible contains the papers of the Pension office of our Heavenly Father, and in them is life everlasting. We must all make the Bible our standard, through it we shall have long life in this world and everlasting life in the world to come. He expressed his sincere gratification to all the assemblage, and to his benefactors now and heretofore. He added that the doing of good was the cream of life without any ice in it! In closing he said: May you all live to good old ages, and possess hearts filled with love and happiness. May the blessings of God rest upon you all, may you be prepared to meet Him at the throne of eternity.

The Choir sang the Doxology, and Father Waldo pronounced the Benediction. While the assemblage was dispersing, a number of persons went forward and shook hands with Father Waldo extending him their congratulations and wishing him a continuance of life and health.

1087. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Dried Fruit for the Soldiers. Central Office, Sanitary Commission, Washington, Oct. 2, 1862. The inquiry being frequently made whether the Commission wishes to receive apples for the use of the wounded, it should immediately be published, as widely as possible, that dried apples cannot be sent to its depots in too large quantities. Town and village Relief Societies are requested to make arrangements for paring, cutting, and drying by their members, and such volunteer assistance as they will receive such good fruit as may be sent in barrels or boxes or in strong bags marked "To be kept dry." Dried fruit of other kinds, and all good canned fruits will be very acceptable. Fred. Law Olmstead, General Secretary.

1088. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Golden Wedding. Chaplain Gardner and wife, of Montville, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding on Saturday last.

1089. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: From Antietam - Conn. Eighth. We received the other day a letter from Capt. J.R. Moore, Co. D. 8th C.V., Antietam, Oct. 6, to whom we had written making inquiries respecting the killed and wounded from this vicinity in his company. After referring to E.M. Weaver, who has arrived home, he says: Chas. Jackson, a Willimantic boy is badly wounded, a Minnie ball shattering his right wrist. He was taken prisoner and paroled. When I saw him in the village of Sharpsburg his hand had been amputated. He is at that place now in a church that has been converted into a hospital. I saw him on the 3d and gave him his furlough papers. He is doing well and keeps up firstrate spirits. I think that is one reason our wounded are doing so well, they keep up firstrate spirits. Stephen B. Huling, who, I believe is from your place has not been heard from since the battle. We generally think he must have been taken prisoner. Henry A. Bassett and Chas. J. Roberts, are both well and unhurt. The rest of the boys are well and doing well both the well and wounded. There were three killed from this Co., Nathaniel O. Eldredge from Preston who died on the field, Frederick Ellsworth from Lebanon shot through the head and lived until the 21st, and Oliver W. Lathrop also from Lebanon who was shot through the neck and died the 22d. New London and Windham counties may well be proud of their sons that are in the 8th, for better men never faced an enemy; and if there are any left that wish to share the hardships of the rest of the campaign with us tell them that the boys of Co. D. will welcome them with open arms. The 21st Regt. Has arrived in our vicinity, and is brigaded with us, which gives general satisfaction. When the 16th and 21st get drilled under Col. Ed. Harland, acting Brig. Gen. (by the way he ought to have a star), the Conn. Brigade consisting of the 8th, 11th, 16th, and 21st will give a good account of itself." We are much obliged to Capt. Moore for his favor, and shall be happy to hear from him at any time.

1090. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Another Draft. Another draft has been ordered on account of deficiencies occasioned by the exemption of a large proportion of the drafted men of the 10th of September. It will take place the 21st unless the quota is made up before. The following are the quotas for the towns in Windham and Tolland Counties, the first column being the former one and the second the numbers now called for. Windham County.

Pomfret. 9 1

Scotland, 9 1

Woodstock, 23 7

Tolland County.

Tolland, 43 3

Andover, 2 12

Bolton, 8 2

Columbia, 6 7

Hebron, 1 2

Mansfield, 10 4


1091. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Lieut. Roberts. A soldier in the 5th Connecticut, in one of his letters home, after speaking of the almost unparalleled hardships endured by this noble regiment says: "Among our officers if any deserve praise it is Lieut. Roberts. He is always with his men, whether it be in battle or on a march, or camping in the mud and rain without blankets, tents or fire; he is always thee and never shuns danger." He refers to Lieut. James Roberts, Co. B., of Willimantic, and we doubt not the compliment is well merited. We hear that he has been quite sick of fever but is now convalescent.

1092. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Acknowledgments - We have recently received sundry tokens of good will from friends and subscribers, and although requested "not to tell," yet we cannot help saying a word or two on the subject. From "Dunbar" we received a basket of apples, pears (a dozen or more best sorts) with samples of Concord, Hartford Prolific and other grapes, which were not bad to take or hard to swallow; and to sweeten the whole, a large comb of delicious new honey. From G.A. Hoit, Esq., of Chaplin, a basket of excellent eating apples. We have received a capacious basket of large fair and handsome fall and winter apples from our esteemed friend, John G. Clark, Esq., of Windham. Among them are splendid specimens of Porters, Fall Pippins, Fall Chandlers, Beauties, Tompkins county King, Greenings, Baldwins, Russets, &c., which it does one good to look at, say nothing about the eating. Mr. Clark says he is selling such fruit as this for a dollar a barrel! Our venerable friend Dea. Lyman of Columbia sends us noble specimens of apples from his orchard, and a bunch of wild red, ripe raspberries which grew near his residence. From our old brother teacher, Leonard Dunham, of Eagleville, a generous donation of winter apples, some of them the largest and finest we have seen this year. And from our good mother Dunham, his wife, another sample of her rosy sweet butter, and to enable us to test its merits, a nice loaf of rye bread. We had not seen any of the latter since our good grandmother used to make it. For all those kind tokens the friends will please accept our heart-felt thanks.

1093. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Justice Court. William Roundsville was brought before Wm. L. Weaver on the 7th inst. on a charge of stealing to the amount of $1,34 from S.G. Byrne of South Windham. Plead guilty and was fined $5,00 and costs ($8,05) and committed to Brooklyn.

1094. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: E.M. Weaver, son of J.E. Weaver, of this place of Co. D, 8th C.V. has arrived home on a furlough. He received three wounds while in the thickest of the fight at Antietam; a bad wound in his forearm, a buckshot wound shattering his little finger, and a flesh wound in his side. He is doing well and hopes to be back with his regiment to take part in the next big fight.

1095. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Wm. Penn Safford, a son of Addison Safford, formerly of Willimantic, a member of the 16th Regiment, from Rockville, was killed in the battle of Antietam. Frank Chaffee, of Stafford, of the 11th Connecticut a brother of Mr. Z.E. Chaffee, formerly of Willimantic, was also killed. He resided for a time Willimantic.

1096. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Windham. Capt. Eleazer D. Ripley, of Windham Co. C. 8th C.V., who lost his left arm in the great battle of Antietam, while gallantly leading his men, has arrived home, and is, we believe, doing well.

1097. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: North Windham. Messrs. Merrick Brothers, of Mansfield Hollow, have leased Justin Swift's new cotton mill for five years intending to make cotton thread.

1098. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Stowell Lincoln & Son are running their woolen mill on full time manufacturing satinet, finding a ready sale as fast as manufactured.

1099. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Chaplin. We were disappointed in not obtaining a report of the doings of the Teachers' Institute held at Chaplin a few weeks since. A teacher correspondent says of it: "I attended the Institute at Chaplin, conducted by Charles Northend. Over one hundred teachers were in attendance, a majority female. It was the best gathering of female teachers I ever saw at an Institute. The good people of Chaplin opened these big houses and big hearts, and gave the teachers a cordial reception."

1100. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: A correspondent in Chaplin says: Our Town election of officers passed off very quietly. The Selectmen elected were David A. Griggs, Wm. Hunt, John R. Utley. Town Clerk and Treasurer, Allen Lincoln. Registrar, Orin Witter. Assessor, A.M. Griggs. Board of Relief, Porter B. Peck, Nathaniel Flint, Joseph Foster. Constables, P.D. A. Preston, Origen Bennett, Jr.

1101. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Capt. James M. Williams, of New London, has been appointed to the command of the gunboat Ino, a vessel of nine hundred tons, mounting nine heavy guns.

1102. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: The Norwich Bulletin says, that Horace Gilbert, a very worthy citizen of Putnam, committed suicide, by cutting his throat, last Monday. It is said that he had been suffering from mental depression for some time previously to the act.

1103. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Rev. Edward Strong, of New Haven, has been tendered the chaplaincy of the 27th Regiment.

1104. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Rev. J.B. Cleveland, late of Egremont Mass, has removed to Goshen, in this State, to take charge of the Congregational Church there, for a time.

1105. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Col. Kingsley, of the Twenty-sixth Regiment was presented with a horse, and a sword, sash and belt, by the officers of the regiment, on Wednesday afternoon. Captain Bentley, of New London, made the presentation speech, and Col. Kingsley responded in fitting terms.

1106. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Daniel Shea, of Baltic, and Patrick Welch, of Fitchville, stopped at the house of Mr. Chauncey Frink, of Baltic, on Sunday night, and asked for something to eat. A pie was offered, which they accepted. They also accepted a horse belonging to Mr. Frink, and a horse and bridle belonging to Mr. Asa Fitch, of Fitchville, which were not offered them. Mr. Frink's horse was afterwards found in the road about five miles from where he was taken. Mr. Fitch's horse was returned, and put into his yard loose. Welch was arrested but succeeded in making his escape, so that both of the scalawags are now at large. - Bulletin.

1107. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Mr. Hoadley has shown us two volumes of the ancient records of the colony of Connecticut, which had been lost for an indefinitely long period. They are transcripts of the land records of Hartford, Windsor, Wethersfield, Farmington, Middletown, New London, Fairfield and Stratford, made in accordance with an order of the General Court, October, 1639. They also contain very full records of births, marriages and deaths in Windsor up to 1680, a few of Hartford and a very few from Fairfield. Both volumes are in remarkably excellent preservation. One of them is mostly in the handwriting of Thomas Welles, secretary from 1640 to 1648, afterward governor; the other principally in that of William Andrews, schoolmaster at Hartford, 1634, and town clerk about 1652, who was employed by Secretary Callick to assist him in making up these and other works.

1108. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Marriages.

In South Coventry, October 11, by Rev. L._. Dunham, of the Methodist church, Mr. Daniel ____ Edgarton, of South Coventry, and Miss Kate Hodge, of Windham.

In South Mansfield, Oct. 13, by Rev. E.D. Bentley, Mr. Stephen Slingsby and Miss Rebecca D. C____ of Oxford, Mass.

1109. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: Deaths.

In South Coventry, September 2_, Capt. Hezekiah Edgarton, aged 71.

In Willimantic, October 10, Everett W. Franklin only son of Henry A. and Lucy A. Franklin, aged _ and one month.

In Coventry, Oct 13, Emily Spencer, aged __ years.

In Hebron, October 12, Hiram B. Jagger, aged __ years.

In Collinsville, September 29, of consumption, Miss Louisa S. Weeks, aged 20 years. Sister of the late Dr. W.S. Weeks, who died with the _____, March 23, 1860.

1110. TWJ Fri Oct 17, 1862: History of Windham Genealogy. II. The Abbe Family. (Written Abby, Abbey, Abbee, Abbe.) Explanation. Name of the common ancestor or first New England settler in Italic-Capitals; name of the first Windham settler in Roman Capitals; names of the children of the first Windham settlers and subsequent heads of families in Small Capitals; children of subsequent Windham families in Italics. Abbreviations: b. for birth, m. for married, d. for died, dau. For daughter, chil for child or children, cch. for church, W for Windham, Will for Willimantic, Mans for Mansfield, Hamp for Hampton, Chap for Chaplin, Scot for Scotland.

Descendents of SAMUEL ABBE, the Windham Settler.

SAMUEL ABBE, probably son of JOHN ABBE, sen., of Wenham, was made freeman Oct. 18, 1690. He purchased 500 acres of land in Windham, Nov. 4, 1697, at the place then called the "Center," being not far from the locality now known as "Bricktop." He probably removed to Windham about that time, as he was admitted an inhabitant of the town Dec. 21, 1697. He was the ancestor of the most numerous branch of the Wind ham family, including the present Windham Abbes.

SAMUEL ABBE m. at Wenham Mary Knowlton, Oct. 12, 1672. He d. sometime in the year 1698. Mary, his widow, m. Abraham Mitchell, of Windham. SAMUEL ABBE, by wife Mary had the following children, all named in the Hartford Probate records, 1699, where his estate was settled:

I. MARY, b. about 1674, was living single in W. after 1700.

II. SAMUEL, b. about 1676.

III. THOMAS, b. about 1679, d. unm. At Windham, April 1, 1700.

IV. ELIZABETH, b. about 1681, m. William Slate, of Windham, the ancestor of the Mansfield Slate families. (The name above is given in the probate records as Eleazer, but the Windham land records make it very evident that it is a mistake, and that the name should be Elizabeth.)

V. [unreadable] b. at Salem Village, July 31, 1683.

VI. MERCY, b. March 1, 1684-5, m. Jonathan [unreadable], of Windham.

VII. SARAH, b. July 4, 1686, m. John Fowler, of Lebanon, and had a family.

VIII. [looks like "Hepsibah"] b. Feb. 14, 1688-9, m. Samuel Palmer, and was he ancestress of the largest branch of the Scotland Palmers.

IX. ABIGAIL, b. Nov. 19, 1690, m. probably, Joseph Ormsby, of Rehoboth, Mass.

X. JOHN, b. June 4, 1692, settled in East Hartford, had a family, and it is said, left numerous descendants. He died there in 1690, aged about 98. Hinman says at the age of 109; but if the date of his death given above is correct, he is mistaken. We have tried to obtain his family record, but have been unable to do so.

XI. BENJAMIN, b. June 4, 1694, settled in Glastonbury, m. Mary, dau. of Doct. Joseph Tryon, Jan. 24, 1716, and had chil. Agnes, Hannah, Mary and Samuel.

XII. JONATHAN, b. about 1697, probably settled at Willington, not traced.

SAMUEL ABBE, son of Samuel, the Windham settler above, m. Hannah Silsby, March 15, 1710. He d. Jan. 15, 1736-7, aged about 61. She d. about 1759. They had one child: Samuel, b. Oct. 12, 1712, who d. March 15, 1716. He was one of the original members of the First Windham Church.

EBENEZER ABBE, son of Samuel, the Windham settler, m. Mary Allen, probably dau. of Joshua, one of the early Mansfield settlers, Oct. 28, 1707. He d. Dec. 5, 1758. She d. 1766. His will is dated June 3, 1750, and proved Dec. 14, 1758. In it he names ten of his thirteen children and his wife, who survived him. He lived near what is now the village of North Windham, then Mansfield. His children were:

1. Ebenezer, b. July 27, 1708.

2. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 11, 1709, m. Daniel Dross, of Mansfield.

3. Joshua, b. Jan. 20, 1710-11.

4. Mary, b. Sept. 21, 1712, m. Jonathan Bingham, Jr.

5. Nathan, b. May 6, 1714.

6. Gideon, b. Feb. 13, 1715-16.

7. Samuel, 1st, b. Oct. 30, 1717, d. March 1, 1718.

8. Samuel, 2d, b. April 24, 1719.

9. Zerviah, b. March 17, 1720-21, m. Elihu Marsh.

10. Jerusha, b. Oct. 22, 1722, m. Samuel Wood, of Mansfield.

11. Abigail, b. Aug. 1, 1724, m. probably Benj. Corey.

12. Miriam, b. Aug. 31, 1726, m. Wm. Cross, of Mansfield, and lived to be very near the age of 100.

13. Solomon, b. May 29, 1730.

EBENEZER ABBE, JR., son of Ebenezer above, m. Abigail Cary, dau. Of Joseph, Jr., (probably) Feb. 22, 1729-30. Their children were:

1. Mary, b. March 26, 1731.

2. Isaac, b. July 25, 1733.

3. Abner, b. Aug. 26, 1737.

4. Ebenezer, b. June 10, 1739.

5. Jacob, b. Aug. 23, 1741.

6. John, b. Aug. 22, 1743.

7. Samuel, b. June 21, 1747. Several of the above settled in Mansfield, as we shall see.

JOSHUA ABBE, son of the first Ebenezer, and grandson of Samuel, the settler, m. Mary Ripley, dau. of Joshua Ripley, Jr., April 14, 1736, who about that time resided in Willimantic, and was connected with the "Iron Works." Perhaps they were married in the house that stood near the present "stone row," belonging to the company. JOSHUA ABBE, d. Jan. 13 or 14, 1807, aged 96. Mary, his wife, d. Oct. 1769.

JOSHUA ABBE son, deserves more than a brief notice; but partly from lack of space, but more from want of authentic details we can only state a few facts. His homestead was at North Windham, now just within the bounds of Chaplin, and was situated near the present residence and on the farm of Hon. P.B. Peck. He was a large land-owner, and at one time [several unreadable sentences follow]..happy turn. It is said he was more than a match in a trade for Dea. Chaplin, his neighbor (for whom the town of Chaplin was named,) who was very successful in accumulating property. He had strong religious impulses, but his faith was not of the orthodox kind, and perhaps in those days he was called somewhat fanatical. Among the guests at his hospital board at one time was the celebrated "Mother" Ann Lee, the founder of the sect of Shakers. He appears to have been a man of strong social faculties, very hospitable, generous to his friends, and kind to the poor. An anecdote is related which exhibits one of his traits: A poor man had lost his only cow, and a subscription paper was started to raise enough to purchase another. His neighbors put down a dollar or so each, and the man went and presented the paper to "King" Abbe. On his showing it Mr. Abbe said, "Away with your subscription paper; to into my herd and take your pick among the cows, and be sure you get a good one." His blood is widely diffused through many respectable and talented families, as will be seen by reference to his children and descendants as follows:

1. Zibeiah, b. June 11, 1737, m. Jonathan Wales.

2. Rachel, b. Feb. 6, 1738-9, m. Gen. Samuel McClellan, of Woodstock, March 5, 1766* and among her descendants is Gen. Geo. B. McClellan, Commander of the Army of the Potomac. A correspondent says she was a woman greatly beloved and respected by all who knew her.

3. Mary, b. Dec. 21, 1740, m. Nathaniel Hebbard, of W.

4. Zerviah, b. Jan. 7, 1743, m. Nathaniel Webb, of W.

5. Shubael, b. Nov. 9, 1744.

6. Phineas, b. Nov. 22, 1746.

7. Lucretia, b. March 10, 1749, m. Edmund Badger of W. Among her descendants are Hon. Samuel Badger, of Philadelphia and Hon. Geo. E. Badger, of North Carolina, former Senator of the United States.

8. Joshua, b. Jan. 9, 1851 [must be typo, probably 1751], the preacher.

10 [sic] . Elisha, b. May 15, 1753.

11. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 6, 1758, d. Jan 20, 1759.

*Gen Samuel McClellan, of Woodstock, was of Scotch descent, and a prominent man in that town. He served in the war of the Revolution. He m. 1st Jemima Chandler, of Woodstock, Nov. 16, 1757 and by her had:

1. Samuel, b. Feb. 11, 1760.

2. William, b. March 5, 1762

3. Elemuel chandler, b. April 3, 1764.

Jemima, his first wife, d. April 13, 1764. He m. 2d, Rachel Abbe, as above stated, March 5, 1766. They were married at Windham by the Rev. Stephen White. Their children were:

4. [sic] John, b. Jan 4, 1767

5. Nancy, b. May 7, 1768.

6. James, b. Sept. 20, 1770. He was the father of Dr. Geo. McClellan, a distinguished surgeon and medical professor of Philadelphia, who was the father of our present Gen. Geo. B. McClellan.

7. Nathaniel, 1st, b. Dec. 17, 1770 [sic]

8. Lucretia, b. May 15, 1773.

9. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 20, 1775.

10. Nathaniel, 2d, b. May 25, 1780. Mrs. Rachel McClellan, 2d wife of Gen. Samuel McClellan and dau. of Joshua Abbe above, d. June 22, 1795.

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