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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Poole Manuscript -- Pages 201-225

On May 31, 2016, I posted the first 25 pages of the Poole Family Manuscript which may be be seen on the link. This is has been a long project, and has now ended with all 257 pages proofed. I can assure you, this is not all about the Pooles of Reading, Massachusetts. There are many other surnames in the manuscript. Each of the page numbers is active and you can see the original manuscript.


(2)   Fred’k. Francisco, b. Bath, Han. 17, 1848; (3) James Wakefield, b. Bath Jan. 15, 1850.
283.     vii.       Solomon D8, b. Oct. 6, 1823, d. unm. Aug. 19, 1849.
284.     viii.      Sally8, b. Sept. 30, 1825, d. unm. May 31, 1844.
            169 d. Jonathan Poole(Gen.) son of Dr. Jona(Eleazer F.5, Timothy4, John3, Jona.2 John1) b. Hollis, N. H. June 3, 1787, d. Northumberland, N. H. Oct. 27, 1872.  Was by occupation a blacksmith and farmer, and served as Maj. General in the New Hampshire forces raised for the War with England in 1812.  He m. in 1810, Rebecca, dau. of Isaac and Olive (Kimball) Gauge b. at Pelham, N. H. May 24, 1788, d. Northumberland, N. H. Mar. 9, 1872.  Their children were:
285.     i.          William Hale8, b. July 20, 1811 – m. Mahala Chamberlain and 2nd Charolette, Church.
286.     ii.         Jonathan8, b. Oct. 27, 1812, m. Abby Ames.
287.     iii.        Rebecca, b. July 17, 1814, m. Sept. 27, 1832 James Glines, son of James & Olive G., b. Meredith N. H. June 25, 1814, d. Haverhill, N. H. July 22, 1870.  Was a Yeoman – Their children:  (1) William P. Glines, b. July 13, 1833 (2) Henry J. b. Sept. 8, 1844.
288.     iv.        Mary [Mary hand written in over Samuel Hale], b. March 5, 1818, d. Jan. 10 1846, m. March 8, 1842, Thomas Hunter, son of William and Sarah (Hunter) Chamberlain, b. Bristol, Me. March 11, 1805. Is a merchant and ship-builder at Portland, Me. One child.  (1) Prescott Chamberlain, b. Dec. 11, 1845.


290.     vi.        Caleb Hunt8, b. Feb. 24, 1820, m. Philena Kimball.
291.     vii.       James8, b. Aug. 21, 1821, unm. Resides at Northumberland, Me.
292.     viii.      George            8, b. Mar. 6, 1823, m. Lucinda Dennis and Cynthia Cleasby.
293.     ix         Hiram H.8 b. Jan. 29, 1826; d. Mar. 21, 1866; m. Sarah Emerson & May J. Tyler.
294.     x.         Martha Gage8 b. Haverhill, Aug. 19, 1827, m. Dec. 3, 1846, Thos. Hunter Chamberlain, whose first wife was Mary Hale, her sister.  By the latter marriage 1 child.
(1) William Chamberlain9 b. July 8, 1849, m. Sept. 11, 1873 Elizabeth Hale Coffin, b. Saco, Me. March 19, 1853 and had one ch.10 b. Aug. 31, 1875.
295.     xi.        Eliza Rix8 b. Sept. 5, 1829, Haverhill, N.H. m. Bristol, Me. Oct. 15, 1853, Augustus H. son of Benj. F. and Abigail (Simmons) Ford, b. Marshfield, Mass. Nov. 4, 1826. Resides at Portland, and insurance agent by occupation. Their children (1) Walter Ford, b. May 24, 1854; (2) Benjamin, b. Jan. 1, 1860, d. June 21, 1864; (3) Henry, b. Aug. 5, 1862.
296.     xii.       Susan Woodward, b. May 19, 1833, m. Sept. 17, 1868, John M., son of John S. and Nancy (Schoff) Cummins, b. Maidstone, Vt., May 21, 1824, his second marriage.  A yeoman by


occupation and resides at Northumberland; one ch. Mary S, Cummins, b. Nov. 12, 1872, d. April 9, 1873.
169.     g.         Eleazer Flag Poole7, son of Eleazer F.6 (El F.5, Jona.4, Jona.3, Jona.2 John1), b. Woburn, Mass., Feb. 25, 1779, d. Dec 30, 1856; m. Oct. 26, 1806, Abigale E. dau. of Benjamin and Susan Edgell and widow of Joseph Thayer of Salem, b. May 2, 1777, d. May 18, 1853.
297.     i.          Eleazer Flag Poole8, resides at Woburn, Where he m. 1st April 6, 1837, Almira C. Creech, b. Freeport, Me. March 8, 1813, d. Woburn, Oct. 18, 1862.  M. 2d., Dec. 23, 1863, Mrs. Mary Wingate Clough, dau. of Benj and Charoltte (Long) Sawyer, and widow of Alfred B. Clough, b. Amesbury, Mass. Dec. 29, 1820  He had by Almira two children.
298.     i.          Eleazer Flagg9, b. May 20, 1838, d. unm. Oct. 6, 1862.
299.     ii.         Caroline Augusta, b. Dec. 5, 1843, m. Dec. 2, 1869 Charles Henry, son of Joseph and Susan W. Johnson b. Sept. 9, 1843; a currier by occupation.  Two children (1) Frank Poole Johnson, b. Nov. 30, 1870.  (2) Anna Hayward, b. June 30, 1873.
169.     i.          William Poole7, son of Eleazer6 F. (El F.5, Jona.4, Jona.3, Jona.2 John1), b. Hollis, N. H. abt. 1782, d. Londenderry, N. H. 1821; Married at South Danvers, now Peabody, Mass., Sept. 22, 1807, Anne, dau. of Lieut. Charles and Anne Richardson, b. Stoneham, Mass., Mar. 24, 1781, d. Woburn, Mass., May 1, 1818.  One child.


300.     (1) Sally Richardson, b. Sept. 3, 1810, m. Dec. 16, 1851, becoming his second wife, Timothy son of Isaac and Sarah (Marshall) Osgood, b. Newburyport, March 12, 1811, d. Lafayette, Ind., Aug. 16, 1856.  His widow resides at Peabody.
169.     j           Rufus Poole7, son of Eleazer F.6 (El. F.5, Jona.4, Jona.3, Jona.2 John1), b. Woburn, Mass. 1785, d. Westford, Mass. July 21, 1825.  By occupation a baker.  He m. Jan. 1, 1812, Martha, dau. of John and Pheobe Raymond, b. Westford, Dec. 6, 1793, d. Dedhan, Mass. Feb. 26, 1870.  They had two children:
301.     ii.         Emeline, v. Westford, Jan. 28, 1817, m. Sept. 17, 1837, John H., son of John and Sally (Grey) White of Boston, b. Feb. 7, 1813, d. Mar. 26, 1869.  The widow resides in Dedham.  Children (1) Sarah E. White, b. Apr. 22, 1839 (2) Wm. H., b. April 30, 1843; (3) Geogianna, b. July 2, 1846, d. July 23, 1857; (4) Charles L. b. Nov. 4, 1855; (5) Charlotte Poole, b. Feb. 2, 1861.
171.     James Poole7, son of James6 (John5, Timothy4, John3, Jona.2 John1) b. N. Saugus, March 16, 1809. Removed to Salem Depot, N. H., 7 mi. from Lawrence, Mass.  Trader. He m. 1st, Sept. 29, 1830, Mary, dau. of Elijah and Clarissa Downing. (His father m. Mary’s mother, Clarissa as his 2d wife, in 1845, after she became a widow).  She, Mary, was b. Aug. 24, 1806, and d. Feb. 26, 1832, and he m. 2d, June 2, 1833, Eliza A., dau. of Laomi B. and Mary (Harris) Hold, b. Andover, Jan. 20, 1813, d.


Dec. 3, 1869.  His children, the first by Mary:
304.     i.          Clarissa, b. Oct. 30, 1831, d. Jan. 17, 1832.
305.     ii.         James, b. Oct. 27, 1834, d. Aug. 5, 1836.
306.     iii.        William Decatur, b. July 14, 1836, m. Alby F. Baddin.
307.     iv.        James Symonds, b. Jan. 12, 1838, M. Susan Cladwell.
308.     v.         Mary Eliza, b. Mar. 21, 1840, m. May 10. 1860, Richard Herbert, son of John and Lydia Mansfield of Lynn, b. Lynn, Feb. 10, 1830.  Is a builder and mason.  Their children.  (1) Annie Frances, b. May 15, 1861; (2) Hattie Poole, b. Oct. 11, 1866; (3) Richard Herbert, b. Feb. 1, 1870.
309.     vi.        Dorcas Mansfield, b. Sept. 22, 1841, d. Jan. 17, 1875; m. Jan. 1, 1866, Gustavis A., son of Daniel and Cynthia Fairchild, b. Peacham, Vt.  By occupation gardner and florist; Lynn, Mass. children:-- (1) Eliza Abbot, b. Apr. 1, 1867; (2) George Albert, b. Jan. 13, 1868; (3) James Poole, b. Dec. 8, 1869; (4) Nellie Frances, b. May 20, 1870; (5) Frederick, b. Aug. 28, 1871 (6) Dorcas Mansfield, b. Oct. 8, 1874.
310.     vii.       Herbert Carleton, b. Jan 1, 1844.
311.     viii.      Harriet Husted, b. Sept. 22, 1845, m. May 13, 1868, Thomas F., son of Thomas F. & Sarah Pedrick, of Marblehead, b. 1846, shoe manuf. Lynn, Mass. Probably grandson of Major John


            Pedrick of Marblehead, the active patriot who gave the alarm, Feb. 26, 1775, to the people of Salem by riding there on the occasion of the invasion of Col. Leslie’s command 64th Regt. To capture the cannon concealed at Salem.
312.     ix.        Lavinia, E. b. Mar. 4, 1847, d. May 25, 1858.
313.     x.         Sarah E. b. Oct 15, 1849.
314.     xi.        Rebecca F. b. Mar. 28, 1852.
315.     xii.       Augusta A., b. Sept. 16, 1854, d. Sept. 28, 1854.
            172.     George Franklin Poole7, (Rev.) son of James6 and Dorcas Mansfield, (John5, Timothy4, John3, Jona.2 John1) b. Feb. 8, 1811, residence Lynn, Clergyman, m. 1st June 16, 1834, Sarah H., dau. of Ezekiel and Rebecca Moulton, b.    d. Nov. 17, 1854, m. 2d Sept. 20, 1857, Margaret Ann, dau. of Samuel and Miriam Emerson, b. Danville, Vt. Sept. 20, 1821.  Children, the first two by Sarah were:-
316.     i.          George Henry, b. Oct. 1, 1835, d. Nov. 17, 1857, unm.
317.     ii.         James Franklin, b. May 1842.  Unm.
318.     iii.        Clara Isabella Emerson, b. Oct. 21, 1858.
319.     iv.        George Frederick, b. May 6, 1863.
320.     v.         Edward Emerson, b. Junt 4, 1865.
            174.     Stephen Decatur Poole7, son of James6, (John5, Timothy4, John3, Jona.2 John1) b. Lynnfield, Mass., Nov. 26, 1816, d. Sept. 22, 1870.  Was an engraver and m. Apr. 28, 1839, Susan


            L., dau. of Theophilus and Mary Clark, b. July 24, 1816 – and had –
321.     i.          Susan E., b. July 17, 1840.
322.     ii.         Thomas E. b. July 4, 1841.
323.     iii.        George C. b. Mar. 21, 1843, m. Harriet Sherman.
324.     iv.        Clarissa Downing, b. July 23, 1845.
325.     v.         Mary B., b. Oct. 22, 1847, d. Apr. 20, 1860.
326.     vi.        Ellen P b. Apr. 7, 1850, m. Oct. 31, 1872, Charles H. son of Alfred and Sarah Chase of Lynn, a book-keeper.
   177.  William Poole7, son of Wm. Welstead6, (William5, Benj.4, Jona.3, Jona.2 John1) b. Windsor, Bt., 1781, d. soon after marriage, before the birth of his only child, m. 1805. Prudentia Morse.  His only child was,
327.     (1) Williamine, b. Feb. 1806, m. July 6, 1830, Rev George Punchard, of Plymouth, N. H. He was son of Dea. John and Kezia (Maswry), Punchard of Salem, Mass. and was b. June 7, 1806, graduated Darmouth Coll. 1826.  Andover Theological Seminary, 1829.  Removed to Boston and became editor of Boston Daily Traveller, 1845, and continued until 1856.  His wife was adopted into the family of her uncle, General James Poole of Hanover, N. H., with whom she lived till her marriage.  There was no issue of this marriage. 


178.     James Poole7 (Gen.) son of Wm. Welstead6 (Wm.5, Benj.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1) b. Windsor Vt. Aug. 14, 1785, d. Plymouth, N. H., July 18, 1828. Was a merchant of Hanover, N. H., a distinguished citizen, leading politician, representative and senator in N. H. Legislature.  Served as Major General in state militia, and was enrolled in service in the last War with England.  In his Youth, while at the Dartmouth Coll., as contemporary with Dan’l. Webster, he was involved in the difficulties with the Faculty, which brought the former for the first time prominently into notice.
He m. about 1810, Lucy, dau. of _____Weld, Esq., of Hanover, N. H., who d. Plymouth, N. H., July 1, 1835.  There was no issue by the Marriage, but the niece (Williamine) of the general was adopted as his daughter, as above stated.
181.     James Poole7, son of James6 (William.5, Benj.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1) b. Portland, Me. about 1789, d. Portland, Me. abt. 1870.  He m. 1805, Patience, dau. of      Hamerwell, b. Windham, Me. d. Portland, Oct. 30, 1837. Merchant.  His children were:-
328.     i.          Caroline Swett, b.     d. young.
329.     ii.         Mary,    b. d. young.


330.     iii.        Albert Wellstead, b. 1812, d. Portland 1865 m. Maria Dunn.
331.     iv.        Caroline Swett, b. Feb. 15, 1815, m. Clinton, La. Robert Germany, Esq., merchant and planter b. Jan. 4, 1799, d. Centerville, Miss. June 12, 1869.  Their children:
                        (1) Elizabeth M. Germany, b. Clinton, Oct. 30, 1841, m. Jan. 29, 1861. Norwood, Esq.
                        (2) Mary Caroline, b. Centerville, 1845, m. Apr. 18, 1872.
                        (3) James Noel, b. Centerville, June 1, 1848.
                        (4) Agnes Smith, b. Dec. 17, 1853
                        (5) Willis Monroe, b. Apr. 8, 1857.
332.     v.         Edward, b. 1817, d. young.
333.     vi.        Edward Richardson, b. Portland, March 3, 1820, m. Victoria B, Gibbes.
333.     vii.       James Monroe,[should be 334] b. 1822, removed to New Orleans, merchant. Intending to establish himself in business in Para, Brazil, he Left N. O. in 1854, by steamer, which proceeded only so far as the windward islands and returned, landing her passengers at Baltimore. After a visit to Portland he took passage at Salem, in the near brig Garland, belonging to d. Pingree, Esq., for his former destination and the vessel was never afterwards heard of.


334.     viii.      Lucy Ellen, b. Portland, Me. 1825, m. East Feliciana, La., m. 18      Smith, Esq. of that place.
335.     ix.        Mary Louisa, b. Portland, 1827, d. Young.
            182.     William Lawrens Poole7, son of James6, and Eunice Chaplin, (Wm.5, Benj.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1) b. Portland, Me., June 6, 1804, removed to South Carolina and in 1823 established at Cheraw a newspaper called the Intelligence, which he edited for a year, when he married and settled in Charleston, engaging in Mercantile pursuits.  His wife, whom he married in Cheraw, May 12, 1824, was Miss. Mary C. Cotton of Charleston. In May 1832 he purchased the old Charleston City Gazette, and in that paper combatted vigorously the heresies of nullification and secession until the compromise of the tariff policy supported by Mr. Clay, was accepted by Mr. Calhoun, and his school of state rights politicians.  President Jackson, in 1834, appointed him to a Captaincy in the Army, and for eight years he was in service of the S. C. Arsenal, and was several times honored with the thanks of the War Department for his able administration of the affairs of that important post.  Resigning his commission in 1842, he removed to New Orleans and established himself in legal and notarinal pursuits, which he has ever since continued successfully to follow.  He has for many years been a constant contributor to the periodical press, presenting his views upon state and national politics with clearness and force and on his occasional visits to other and distant parts


of the country has not failed to record his observations for the benefit of the public, which has given them a generous and appreciative welcome.  He opposed the resort to arms in the settlement of the political difficulties growing out of the institution of slavery, but after the commencement of the War, was found with most of the conservative men of the south, in sympathy with the cause in which their section had adopted and had pursued with such untiring zeal.
            By his wife Mary Cotten he had the following children.
336.     i.          William Lawrens, jr., b. Cheraw, S. C., Aug. 9, 1825, d. young.
337.     ii.         Thomas Jefferson, b. Cheraw, Oct. 4, 1827, d. Indianola, Tex. 1874, m. N. O. April 1858 Was a Captain in the Southern Army during the War of 1861-5.
338.     iii.        Mary Cotten, b. Cheraw, July 2, 1829, M. N. O. 1848.
339.     iv.        Eugenia Caroline, b. Cheraw, Oct. 28, 1831, d. N. O. 1844.
340.     v.         Lawrens W.  b. Portland, Me. 1833, a resident and lawyer of Astoria, Washington Ter., prominent in political affairs, nominee of his party for district judge in “75 in which he was defeated by only two votes.
341.     vi.        Rosa. B. Fort Moultrie, S. C., 1835, d. young.


342.     vii.       Clarendon J., b. Charleston, S. C., 1837, d.y.
343.     viii.      Ann Eliza b. Charleston, S. C. 1839, d. N. O. infancy
344.     vix.      James B., b. Charleston, S. C. 1841 d. Frontera, Tobasco, Mexico, 10th Sept. 1875.  Was United States Consul and Commercial Agent at that place.  He was an officer in the Confederate Army in the early days of the War, served a year in Virginia; returned to New Orleans on its capture in 1862 by Farragut, let the city a few days after for Texas; was in the naval engagement on Red river against the U. S. Gunboats and being severely wounded was reported dead.  He subsequently recovered and was placed on Gen. Kirby Smith’s staff on which he served till the end of the War, after which he joined his elder brother at Matanwoos and conducted a large commercial business, until his appointment to the Vice Consulate of Tobasco, which he held for several years.
345.     x.         Caroline E. b. New Orleans, 1843, m.[d.] N.O. 1846.
346.     xi.        Christiana, b. N. O. 1847, d. young at N. O.
347.     xii.       Charles G. b. N. O. 1851, d. young at N. O.
   189.  Benjamin Fletcher Poole7, son of Benj.6 and Sarah Fletcher (Wm.5, Benj.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1), b. Hollis, N. H., July 11, 1800, m. Hollis, Feb. 8, 1824, Rebecca Spaulding, dau. of Charles and Rebecca (Spaulding) Eastman, b. June 27, 1804.  By occupation he is a farmer and cooper, and by his wife Rebecca had


348.     v.[i.]     Benjamin Bonaparte, b. Hollis, July 23, 1824 a farmer and resides at Byfield, Mass., m. Nov. 7, 1854, Hester Ann Benner, b. East Pittston, Me. Oct. 22, 1827, no issue.
349.     ii.         Susan Rebecca, b. Hollis, Mar. 30 1827, m. July 27, 1853, Thomas, son of Thomas and Cynthia (Hopkins) Proctor, b. May 21, 1823, d. July 13, 1866  Their children:-
            (1)        Frank Farley Proctor, b. Aug. 31, 1855
            (2)        William Thomas, b. Nov. 20, 1858.
350.     iii.        James Van Buren, b. Hollis, Feb. 28, 1829; m. 1st Mary Corey, 2d. Sarah Wetherbee.
351.     iv         William Fletcher b. May 11, 1830 m. Sophia Terry.
352.     v.         Sarah Francis, b. May 7, 1833, unm.
            193.     John Langden Poole7, son of Benj.6 (Wm.5, Benj.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1), b. Hollis, N. H. March 30, 1810, m. Feb. 26,1834, Mary, dau. of Moses and Hannah Boynton. He is a farmer, resides at Hollis, and by wife Mary had –
353.     i.          John H., b. Hollis, Dec. 12, 1835, m. Nov. 26, 1863, Ellen L., dau. of Eben and Elizabeth Runnels, b. Oct. 30, 1837; By occupation a provision merchant, Boston.  No issue.
354.     ii          George L., b. Dec. 12, 1839, d. Jan. 29, 1842.
355.     iii.        Charles M., b. Mar. 20, 1841, d. Jan. 25, 1842.
356.     iv.        Elizabeth M., b. Dec. 27, 1842, m. May 27, 1869, Winslow J., son of Colonel Stillman and Ann (Holden) Spaulding, b. Hollis, Mar. 19, 1843.  By occupation, clerk, Boston.
            197.     Samuel Poole7, son of Ebenezer6 (Sam’l5, Benj.4


, Jona3, Jona.2 John1), b. Jaffrey, N. H., Nov. 23, 1804 removed to Roxbury, thence to Ashland, Mass., where he followed the business of a blacksmith, and d. Oct. 18, 1871.  He m. Oct. 8, 1828, Clarissa, dau. of Benjamin and Anna Morse, b. Moultonboro, N. H., Mar. 31, 1807.  Their children, b. in Roxbury were:-
357.     i.          Martha Shed8, b. July 21, 1829, d. May 7, 1833
358.     ii.         Samuel Emery8, b. July 16, 1832, m. Sept. 30, 1868, Mary S., dau. of Elias and Harriet Grout, b. Ashland, May 7, 1850.  By occupation a farmer, resides at Ashland: 1 ch.
359.     i.          Charles Grout9, b. June 18, 1870.
            202.     John Ward Poole7, son of Ebens6 (Sam’l5, Benj.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1) b. Jaffrey, N.H. Aug. 3, 1812, d. Jan. 17, 1875, m. 1st, Sept. 17, 1835, Edith P., dau. of Abel and Mary Cutter, b. Jaffrey, Feb. 17, 1816, d. July 23, 1838, by whom he had no issue. He m. 2d, April 30, 1839, Dorothy, dau. of Aaron Holt of Troy, N.H., b. Feb. 28, 1817, d. April 19, 1840 leaving no issue.  He m. 3d, Nov. 12, 1840, Sybil B., dau. of John and Mary Cutter, b. Jaffrey, N. H., Oct. 14, 1819, d. Aug. 31, 1865.  Their children were:-
360.     i.          Joel H.8, b. Jan. 1, 1842 –
361.     ii.         John Ward8, b. Mar. 21, 1846.
362.     iii.        Mary Cutter8, b. July 9, 1856, m. July 26,


            1875, Louis K., son of James and Nancy Howe, b. June 7, 1850, a teacher, residing, Plymouth, Wisconsin.  No issue.
203.     William M. 7,  son of Ebenezer6 (Sam’l5, Benj.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1) b. Aug. 10, 1814, Jaffrey, N.H.  Removed, Nov. 1840 to Livermore Centre, Me., where he m. Emeline, dau. of John and Abigail Sanders, b. Livermore, Jan. 18, 1812. He is a farmer by occupation. Residence – Livermore Centre. Their children:-
363.     i.          Francis E. 8, b. Nov. 2, 1841, d. Apr. 20, 1853.
364.     ii.         Emeline A. 8, b. Aug. 29, 1843, m. Sept. 3, 1871, Henry White8[8 shouldn’t be here], of Lynn, Mass., and d. there Mar. 6, 1875, leaving 1 ch. (1) Arthur L. White, b. June 5, 1872.
365.     iii         Olive W. 8, b. Dec. 11, 1846, m. Dec. 19, 1868, Arthur B., son of Sears and Judith Latharn, b. Buckfield, Me., Nov. 30, 1842.  Their children
            (1) Ira M. Latham, b. June 16, 1870.
            (2) Mabel E., b. Nov. 20, 1872.
366.     iv.        Abigail S. 8, b. Nov. 16, 1853.
367.     v.         Francis E8, b. Apr. 16, 1855.
368.     vi.        William Wallace8, b. July 16, 1857.
            201.     Ebenezer Poole7,  son of Ebenr. 6 (Sam’l5, Benj.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1), b. Jaffrey,


N. H., July 5, 1810, m. Roxbury, Mass., Dec. 15, 1839, Clarissa Dinsdell,  He was a mariner, his last voyage being from the Pacific to Boston, where resided.  He d. at the Sandwich Islands, no date recorded. Their children:-
369.     i.          Charles H. b. 1834, drowned at sea.
370.     ii.         William W. b. 1837.
371.     iii.        Ebenezer, b. 18 [??]
   207.  George Poole7, son of Thos6 (Thomas5, Sam’l4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1) b. North Woburn, Mass., Dec. 10, 1798, d. June 26, 1875, m. Dec. 31, 1823, Clarissa b., dau. of Ezra and Lydia (Richardson) Kimball, b. New Ipswich, N. H., Nov. 21, 1803.  Shoe Manuf. Their children were:-
372.     i.          Mary Hartshorne8, b. Nov. 6, 1826, m. May 30, 1850, Isaac S., son of Richard and Jerusha (Green) Alley of N. Woburn, b. Oct. 17, 1816, d. July 10, 1865.  Was engaged in the shoe manufacture.  Left 1 child:
            (1) Charles Alley9, b. May 14, 1851.
373.     ii.         George Otis8, b. Dec. 1, 1830 resides in Lynn, is in the shoe business; m. July 28, 1870, Eleanor, dau. of John and Mary Wayland, b. St. John’s N. B., Apr. 11, 1844; one ch.
374.                 (1) Caroline Baldwin9, b. Lynn, Oct. 23, 1873.
375.     iii.        Charles Hubbard8, b. Dec. 12, 1834, resides in North Woburn, m. Admah Edgcomb.
376.     iv.        Parker Thompson8, b. Dec. 5, 1838, d. June 21, 1875.


377.     v.         Franklin C.8, b. Mar. 30, 1844, unm.
   209.  Jefferson Thomas Poole7, son of Thos.(Thomas5, Sam’l4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1), b. N. Woburn, Mar, 9, 1803; d. a twin with Jeff.2[7?] Thos., Boston 1853 m. 18  , and had –
378.     i.          Charles H. 8, b. 18  [??]
   210.  Thomas Jefferson Poole7, b. Woburn, Mar 9, 1803, a twin with Jefferson Thomas; m. Woburn, Apr. 15, 1828, Rhoda Thompson, dau. of Stephen (of Reading) and Abigail (Tidd) Nichols, b. Woburn, May 4, 1810, d. July 3, 1863.  Is engaged in the shoe business.  Their children:-
379.     i.          Amanda Francis8, b. Woburn, Oct. 17, 1829, d. Oct. 21, 1834.
380.     ii.         Abby Frances8, b. Woburn, April 6, 1837, m. June 11, 1857 Harrison Buckman, of Marion, Ia. 1 child Nettie Mary Buckman9, b. June 11, 1858.
381.     iii.        Vian8, b. Aug. 15, 1842, d. Oct. 18, 1842.
            211.     Rufus Poole7, b. son of Thomas(Thos.5, Sam’l4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1), b. N. Woburn, Mass. Mar. 10, 1805.  Yeoman, residence N. Woburn – m. Jan. 20, 1833, Susan, dau. of Joel and Lydia Gleason, b. Feb. 3, 1812;  Their children:-
382.     i.          Rufus F. 8, b. Feb. 23, 1839, m. Marion Lindsay.
383.     ii.         Edwin8, b. Oct. 4, 1845.
384.     iii.        Ella Frances8, b. Oct. 7, 1851, m. April 6,


1871, Porter, son of Oliver and Aurora F, Huntington, b. Lynn, April 29, 1839.  A trader and resides Lynn.  One ch. (1) Edwin K. Huntington, b. Sept. 13, 1872.
            218.     William Poole7, (Col.) son of Ward6 (William5, Zachariah4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1), b. Danvers, Jan. 21, 1794, d. June 10, 1821, m.    1819, Sarah, dau. of John and brother of Caleb Smith of Danvers, Mass., but had no issue.  He was highly popular, of fine personal presence, and noted for his interest in military affairs. He was a member of a company of minute men formed during the war of 1812, for military duty on the sea coast, composed of the most substantial citizens of the town.  This organization was twice called into active service by a threatened landing of British forces from the fleet crusing off the coast in 1812-13.  Through the vigilance of the troops ordered to watch their movements the enemy’s design was frustrated, though his cruisers were often in sight and evidently prepared to land if a favorable opportunity offered.  At the time of his decease, he held the rank of Lieut.-Colonel commanding the Essex (Danvers) Regiment, and was reputed a very efficient officer. His death at the early age of 27 was esteemed a public loss, and was greatly lamented.  He was also noted for metrical composition and musical extemporization.
            221.     Ward Poole jr. 7, son of Ward6 (William5, Zach.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1) b. Jan. 30, 1799, d. May 22, 1864.  His father’s property , a handsome estate for


the period, descending to his children by the former’s will, was charged with an annuity for his benefit, and remained nearly intact till the youngest child became of age, when it was duly divided. He m. Jan. 21, 1819, Eliza, dau. of Abel and Mary (Mead) Wilder of Keene, N. H., b. Apr. 6, 1801, d. Jan. 21, 1859.  She was a lady of uncommon charms of person and manner, and tradition give us warrant for recording that at their marriage a handsomer couple had rarely been seen. In all her subsequent life, as a helpmate, hostess, wife and mother, she bore out fully the promise of her youth, and the Christian graces of her character diffused over all who knew her the glow of a constant benediction.
            They removed (1835) and resided on a farm in Worcester, Mass. for some years, but returned (Dec. 1850) to the old homestead after the birth of the youngest child, where the family continued to live until the death of the parents, when it was occupied by the eldest son and his family.  Mr. Poole was of an ingenious turn, and his inventive genius, had circumstances compelled its due development, would doubtless have produced results both memorable and useful.  Though possessing some eccentricities of character, his manners were graceful and winning, and he so conciliated the good will of all that he probably never made an enemy during his whole life.  The children of this family were:-
385.     i.          Joshua Hall, b. Oct. 15, 1819, d. Salem, Apr. 4, 1877, m. Nancy Bulkley.
386.     ii.         William Frederick, b. Dec. 21, 1821, m.


Fanny Gleason.
387.     iii.        Henry Ward, b. Sept. 13, 1825, unm. D. in Mexico Oct. 21, 1890.
388.     iv.        Lucius, b. Jan. 3, 1833; unm. Resides in Boston, is a painter and decorative artist.
389.     v.         Eliza Wilder, b. Aug. 1, 1835, m. Dec. 13, 1856; d. in Aug. 1893.
Edward Warren Jacobs of Peabody, son of Warren M. and Rebecca King (Proctor_ Jacobs, b. May 31, 1832; manufacturer, president National Bank, Peabody: Their children:
(1)   Helen Warren, b. Aug. 19, 1859.
(2)   Eliza Endicott, b. Mar. 27, 1864.
390.     vi.        George Sauger, b. July 28, 1839, m. Sarah Poor Osborn.
391.     vii.       Joseph Converse, b. May 5, 1844, d. Feb. 17, 1845.
            224.     Fitch Poole7, Jr., son of Fitch6 and Elizabeth (Culter) (William5, Zachariah4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1) b. South Danvers, now Peabody, June 13, 1803, d. Aug. 19, 1873, m. July 8, 1874 Mary Anne, dau. of Enoch and Sarah (Shillabor) Poor and niece of Rev. Daniel Poor, D. D., Missionary to Ceylon, b. South Danvers, May 14, 1806.  He was for 20 years the well known librarian of the Peabody Institute, founded by George Peabody of London in his native place.  Early in life he was engaged in business in the firm of Poole and Jacobs, extensive manufacturers of Morocco, but retired


In 1852 and accepted the position on the newly established institute which was so congenial to his tastes as a literary man. He was also editor for some years of the Danvers Courier, and established and edited for a considerable period the “Wizard” a popular weekly contributing many sparkling essays to its columns.  For many years he had been accustomed to bestow his literary favors upon the Salem newspapers, among which productions were the celebrated “Lawrence Conant Letter”, “The Lament of the Bats”, “Deacon Jone’s Brewery”, “Devil’s Dishfull”, and numerous other articles in prose and poetry.
            Bridgman, in his Pilgrims of Boston, alludes to Mr. Poole as “the Poet of Danvers”. Dr. Andrew Nichols in his Centennial poem, introduces the name of Mr. Poole as an “artist” of whom the town may proudly boast.  This alludes to his skill in drawing and modelling in clay, he having produced several busts of members of his own family, and an admired group from Irving’s Knickerbocker’s History of New York, representing the three Dutch Governors, Walter the Doubter, Peter the Headstrong and William the Testy.  His articles are generally of a quaint and humorous character, suggested by passing events of by his industrious researches in the domain of local history.  Such is the popularity of some of these pieces that they have been frequently reprinted in various newspapers and periodicals in different parts of the country.
            He never craved political preferment, but was 


induced to represent the town in the State legislature for two terms, (during one of which, the session of 1840, he wrote a rhymed account of his colleagues, introducing those whose names had a meaning) and served as selectman and trustee of the public schools of the town for many consecutive years.  He was in early life, like his father, an officer of the volunteer militia, afterwards president of the Mechanic’s Institute, and the Danvers Lyceum, and delivered interesting lecture before the latter body on “Banks and Banking” and other subjects.  In the Masonic fraternity he was an honored member, and held all the offices in the lodge, besides being frequently called upon to deliver poems or lectures on occasion of ceremony of festivity.  His obsequies were attended by a large body of citizens and strangers, to whom he has become known by his writings, and it may truly be said that his decease was universally lamented  “There is one among you now, I see him here, whose humorous and brilliant pen brings laughter and delight to may a fireside, and of whom I will only say, - he writes too little”.  Judge Endicott’s address, Danvers Centennial 1852.  At the Centennial celebration of Danvers in 1852, a poem by Mr. Fitch Poole was read entitled, “Gile’s Corey’s Dream, a ballad of 1692”, of which an extract is given on page 21, and which has been frequently reprinted.  This vision of Corey was an account of the manners and habits of the present day, in


contrast with those of 1692, as they might be supposed to appear to a person of that period.
            By his wife Mary Ann (Poor) he had the following children:-
392.     i.          William, b. Nov. 8, 1824, d. July 25, 1846, at the early age of 21, a young man of great promise, having made remarkable progress in the study of physical science in which his abilities were distinguished. He undertook a voyage to Cuba for his health, impaired by the close application to the study of the medical profession to which he was devoted, but died shortly after his return.  He published articles on the “Comet of 1843” and “observations on the zodiacal light”, which attracted attention in the scientific quarters and were highly commended.
933.     ii.         Francis, b. Feb. 7, 1827, d. Feb. 8, 1871.  He was remarkable from early youth for a somewhat precocious literary talent, and was well grounded in classical studies, but was modestly diffident of his own power so that beyond his own intimate associates his accomplishments were hardly known.  He aided his father in the publication of the Courier, and the Wizard, being a printer by profession, and at the date of his death, which was sudden from acute inflammation, was employed upon the Peabody Press.
394.     iii.        Elizabeth, b. June 12, 1829, d. Dec. 4, 1832.
395.     iv.        Theodore, b. July 14, 1832, d. Jan. 23, 1858, m. Maria E. Boyden.


396.     v.         Sarah, b. March 25, 1834, d. Oct. 12, 1835.
397.     vi.        Horace, b. Dec. 18, 1836, m. Frances F. Langworthy of Dubuque, Ia.
398.     vii.       Elizabeth Frost, b. April 29, 1839, m. Sept. 21, 1860 George W. Benson, of Salem son of Capt. Sam’l and Sarah Maria (Prentiss) Benson, b. Salem, Sept. 25, 1835, a merchant and banker of Boston – residence Salem: Their children:
            (1) Georgianna Maria Benson b. Nov. 16, 1861.
            (2) Frank Weston        “          b. Mar. 24, 1863
            (3) John Prentiss          “          b. Feb. 8, 1866.
            (4) Harry Perkins         “          b. Feb. 30, 1868.
            (5) Arthur Fitch           “          b. Aug. 27, 1870.
(6) Elizabeth Poole      “          b. Mar. 7, 1872.
399.     viii.      Arthur Fitch b. Sept. 24, 1844, m. Martha West.
400.     ix.        Edmund Alden b. June 21, 1847, m. Laura Anna Mackintosh of Salem, Mass.
   226.  Leonard Poole7, son of Fitch6, sr. (William5, Zach.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1) b. South Danvers, Jan. 12, 1807, d. Oct. 6, 1859, m. Oct. 4, 1833 Mary Mead, dau. of Abel Wilder of Keen, N. H. b. Oct. 16, 1807, d. Mar. 2, 1886.  After some years of a seafaring life, during which he was shipwrecked and held captive by the Fijii [Fiji] Islanders of the South Pacific, he settled in his native town as a manufacturer of morocco and leather, and dealer in wool, and was noted for strict business integrity and public spirit.


The children of Leonard Poole and Mary were:-
401.     i.          Mary Wilder, b. Oct. 16, 1834, d. March 7, 1841.
402.     ii.         Emily Herrick, b. Feb. 1, 1837.  She was named for her mother’s sister, wife of Rev. Osgood Herrick of Millburg, Mass., who after his decease m. Rev. Elisha Rockwood of Swanzey, N. H.  Emily H. is an accomplished musician and a successful teacher; m. Rev. Geo. N. Anthony Oct. 1880, d. Jan. 28, 1883.
403.     iii.        Sarah Webster, b. Apr. 13, 1846, d. Dec. 20, 1856. Named for another sister of her mother, Sarah B. W., wife of Daniel P. Rockwood, of Bridport, Vt. A lovely child and singular precocious talent.
   229.  Edward Poole7, son of Fitch6, senr. (William5, Zach.4, Jona3, Jona.2 John1) b. May 15, 1812, d. Keene, N. H., May 7, 1847; m. June 6, 1836, Elvira P. dau. of Asel Wilder of Keene, b. Nov 29, 1814.  He was a jeweler, having entered in 1829 and served a regular apprenticeship in Providence, R. I. at the establishment of the Messrs. Goodhue, and after passing some time in the employment of the celebrated firm of Jones, Lowes and Ball, of Boston, opened a place of business in Keen, which he continued till his death in 1847.  He possessed much ingenuity and mechanical skill, and was noted for artistic taste in the art of engraving.  At the time M. Daguerre of Paris published his process of taking

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