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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Poole Manuscript -- Pages 151-175



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.


besides the other lands, and a silver tankard, the gift of his father, which is valued at £12. 12s.  He died suddenly in the prime of life, aged 44, leaving no Will and his widow was appointed administratrix, May 6, 1776, with Josiah Southwick and Samuel Ward as sureties.
            In dividing the Estate and setting off the dower of the widow it appears that the Medford property still remained in his hands at his death, mention being made of the wharf, the pew in the church, &c in that town.  Mr. Wm. Poole was noted for public spirit, and in 1772 was one of a committee appointed by the town of Danvers to draw a series of resolutions, to present to the Committee of Safety of Boston.  This committee consisted of Francis Symonds, Benj. Proctor, Gideon Putnam, Amos Putnam, Tarrant Putnam, (these of Gen. Israel P’s family) Wm. Shillaber, (ancestor of Benj. P. Shillaber the poet) and William Poole.  These resolutions breathed the same spirit that characterized the immortal declaration of 4 years later at Philadelphia.  The first expresses sentiments of loyalty to the King “in a constitutional way: and adherence to “constitutional” laws, when properly enacted. The second declares that when a government becomes oppressive and tyrannical, it is the duty of the citizens to united to “check the same” lest it deprive them of every valuable privilege. The third, that in the opinion of this town the rights of the Colonists have been infringed by the mother country by the passage of unconstitutional laws, particularly in assuming the right to raise revenues by taxing the Colonies without


their consent, in erecting offices unknown to the charter and investing their incumbents with powers, unconstitutional and destructive to the rights and liberties of Englishmen, in sending the Governor independent of the Assembly, so that he refused consent to impose taxes for the support of the Government unless certain persons were exempted from paying their just proportion of the same, and hath given up the chief fortress (Castle William) into the hands of troops over whom he declared he had no control: in extending the power of courts to such a degree as to deprive the colonists of their right of trial by jury, and that they have reason to fear that the judges of the Superior Court are to be rendered independent of the people, &c.  Fourth, that an Act of Parliament, under which Commissioners have been appointed to enquire after persons concerned in the burning of the Gasper (H. B. M. Schooner) at Providence, hath greatly alarmed us, though far from justifying the Act, we apprehended such proceedings extraordinary, the constitution having provided for the punishment of such offendors, and it thus appears that the unguarded conduct of some particular persons, hath brought upon us the punishment, for our loyalty, due to rebellion only. Fifth, that we will use all lawful endeavors to preserve and maintain the rights and privileges of the people, and stand ready “to risque our lives and our fortunes in defence of those liberties which our forefather purchased at so dear a rate”.  Sixth, that our representative is


instructed to use his influence in the Assembly of this province to contend earnestly in a constitutional was for the just rights and privileges of the people, that they may be handed down inviolate to the latest posterity, and as this can only be done by the united endeavors of all the provinces, we instruct him to promote a strict Union and correspondence with them, and that they unitedly petition his Majesty for a redress of grievances. These spirited resolutions attracted the attention of the royal authorities, and the following year Gov. Gage with two companies of the King’s troops of the 64th Regt. Of Foot took up his residence in the town, but they were so closely watched by the inhabitants whose jealousy was aroused by their presence, that they became fearful of an attack, and after being under arms every night to prevent surprise the governor, troops and all suddenly took their departure of Sept. 25, 1774, in the dead of night for Boston.
            At the time of the separation of the towns of Salem and Danvers in 1752, there were twenty-five slaves held in bondage by the citizens of the latter place. They all became free by the operation of law when Massachusetts formed and adopted its constitution in 1780. Most, if not all of them, remained while they lived, with the families to which they had belonged, and in the service of their former masters.  Some were industrious and valuable citizens and left descendants much respected.


One of these was Mr. Prince Farmer’s, a son of Milo, slave of William Poole, Esq., and who deceased at Salem in 1850.  He was a popular caterer, and for a great number of years kept a noted refreshment saloon in that place which was frequented by the best class of its citizens.  He is understood to have accumulated a handsome competency, which his worthy descendants now enjoy.  Besides the Farmer family there was a family of Shorters the progenitors of which was Shorter, brought by Dr. Cutler of Hamilton from Washington, when he returned thence as Representative from the Essex District in 1804.  Shorter was gardener and coachman for Dr. Cutler, and married his wife Remember from Ipswich, who after Shorter’s demise came to Deacon Fitch Poole’s family to live, and was for many years a valued and trusted servant. They had three children, one of whom, Royal Shorter died in Salem in 1878, employed as janitor at the Holyoke Insurance Office.  There were two daughters, who married and left descendants.  Prince Hall was also a well know colored man, often employed by Mr. Poole, and lived near the source of strong-water brook.  He was a musician, and his fiddle was also in requisition at merry makings in the vicinity.  All these former slaves have left numerous successors, mostly industrious and well-to-do, and such as has been their attachment to the family that every generation of them have, up to the present writing, sent a representative to make a call of respect upon the existing family at the old Poole


homestead in Peabody every successive year.  In the adjacent burial ground (on Poole’s Hill) the first interment in which was made as early as 1650, there is a space of ground set apart for the burial of this which is situated in the S. W. corner, and is crowded with graves, showing how numerous must have been the earlier generations of these families.  In the year 1852, one hundred years after the division of the town it was stated by J. W. Proctor, Esq., in his centennial address, that not one individual of the colored race was at that time an inhabitant of the town of Danvers.
            Mr. Wm. Pool was a person of sedate and quiet disposition, but known in social life for his wit and humor.
            He was twice married; 1st Jan. 22, 1756, after or about the time he had established himself in business at Danvers, to Miss Mary Floyd, dau. of ______Floyd of Medford, b. 1731, d. Feb. 13, 1760, by whom he had two children, and 2d Oct. 1761 to Elizabeth dau. of Miles Ward, jr. and Hannah (widow of Benjamin Hawthorn uncle of the writer Nathl. H, and dau. of Samuel and Hannah Derby, descendant of Roger Derby1 of Salem in the third generation, through Roger2 and said Samuel3) who was born Salem, July 9, 1738, d. Jan. 20, 1806, by whom he had seven children.  Hannah (Derby) Ward, mother of Elizabeth, was b. at Southold, L. I., 1702, and d. Salem, Oct. 28, 1796.  She m. 1st (being his 2d wife) May 25, 1727, Benjamin, son of Col. John and Ruth (Gardner)


Hawthorne – or Hathorn, as then spelled – a descendant of Major William Hawthorne, famous in the earliest annals of Salem.  By this marriage she had two children; Benjamin Bapt. Feb. 18, 1728, and Hannah, bapt. April 5. 1730.  After his death she m. 2d Oct. 10, 1737, Miles, son of Miles and Sarah (Massey) Ward, b. April 18, 1704, d. June 1792.  Miles, jr. by his 1st wife Elizabeth (Phippen) had eight children, and by his 2d, Hanna, had eight more, which number with her, own gave them eighteen children for their family circle.  Elizab. was the 1st child by the 2d marriage.  Samuel Derby, father of Hannah, was son of Roger and Lucretia Derby, and brother of Roger, jr., of whom the Poole homestead was purchased, b. Ipswich, Nov. 24, 1673, and died at sea, date unknown.  Roger Derby, the first of the name was born in Topsham, Devonshire, England, in 1643, emigrated and arrived at Boston, July 18, 1671; removed to Ipswich, then to Salem, where he died, Sept. 26, 1698. His sons and their descendants for several generations were remarkable for their commercial enterprise, and built up a foreign trade for the port of Salem, that at the close of the last century left it almost without a rival as a mart of commerce, at the same time so enriching the family that at the death of Elias Haskett Derby, one of his grandsons, in 1799, he alone accounted the wealthiest man in America.
            The children by Mary Floyd were:
140.     i.          William, B. Nov. 6, 1756, d. Mar. 30, 1782


m. Mary.  He was of scholarly tastes and studious habits and taught a school for a time in Danvers, and is termed “Schoolmaster” in the Probate Records, in which administration is granted his widow “Polly”, June 4, 1783.
141.     iv.        Mary, b. Dec. 6, 1758, d. April 2, 1806.  She m. Feb. 12, 1793 Hon. Jonathan Ingersoll of Danvers, afterwards of Salem, a leading lawyer and judge, becoming his 2d wife. This lady was noted for great personal charms both of mind and manners, and said to have become as lovely in form and features as she was brilliant in intellect, and remained queen of society for some years before and after her marriage.  No issue.  Judge Ingersoll was son of Nathaniel and Bethia (Gardner) Ingersoll, a descendant of Richard Ingersoll of Salem, b. Dec. 2, 1755, d. Jan. 24, 1791.  Both were members of St. Peter’s Church.  Their children were.  Nathaniel, George and Mary Ingersoll.  The latter became the wife of Hon. Nathaniel Bowditch, L. L. D., the learned mathematician, translator of La Place and author of the “Navigator”, and their children were.  Nathl. Ingersoll Bowditch, bap. Oct. 16, 1806, Henry Ingersoll, bap. Oct. 30, 1808, Mary Ingersoll, bap. May 19, 1816.  William, b. Aug. 15, 1819 & Elizabeth Boardman


            bapt. Aug. 14, 1823.  Judge Ingersol m. also a third wife, Sarah Blythe, dau. of Aaron Purbeck, Feb. 15, 1808.
The children of Elizabeth were:

142.     iii.        Ward, b. South Danvers, Apr. 17, 1763, d. Nov. 14, 1828.
                        He m. two wives, Sarah Perry and Rebecca Seccomb.
143.     iv.        Zachariah, b. Oct 5, 1764, d. Sept. 2, 1807, was unmarried, a mariner and well known for his social and genial habits, much addicted to story telling of which his sea faring experience gave him a large fund. From Geo. G. Smith.  He was noted for great urbanity of manner and was a popular visitor in the family circles of the neighborhood.
144.     v.         Nathaniel, b. Sept. 30, 1766, also a mariner, d. at sea, no exact date, in 1790, at the early age of 24.
145.     vi.        Elizabeth Ward, b. April 30, 1770, d. Oct. 17, 1827, m. Jan. 1, 1797, becoming his 2d wife, Major Sylvester Osborn of Danvers, son of Joseph and Mary (Proctor) Osborne, b. Danvers, Nov. 10, 1758, d. Oct. 2, 1845. He was a soldier of the revolution and was the youngest member of the first company of “Minute men” that started from [for handwritten]  Lexington of the first alarm that the British were marching on Concord, Apr. 19, 1775. Of this company seven were slain in battle, and young Osborn is said to have had a narrow escape losing the


lock of his musket by a bullet toward the close of the engagement.  He became a successful merchant, and filled many positions of trust in the civil and military life.  Their children were:
(1)   Elizabeth Osborne, b. Apr. 13, 1798, d. Mar. 7, 1850. M. Nov. 8, 1824, Col. Caleb Lowe, son of Stephen and Sally (Jacobs) Low, b. May 31, 1796, d.     Col. Lowe was son of Stephen and grandson of Major Caleb Low of the Revolutionary Army, who was present at the execution of Andre and commanded a detachment at Fishkill, under the immediate eye of Washington. Some original orders to Major Lowe in the handwriting of Washington are now in the possession of the family.  The children of Col. Lowe and Elizabeth were: 1stCaleb Francis Low, b. Aug 28, 1825, d. Feb. 25, 1826: 2d, Elizabeth Osborne, b. June 6, 1827 and d. Mar. 7, 1852: 34d, Caleb Frances, b. Apr. 5, 1829, d. Apr. 7, 1844: 4thEdward West, b. July 19, 1830 and d. Sept. 15, 1831: Sarah Jacobs, b. Dec 15, 1831, d. Jan. 4, 1832: 5th,Sarah Jacobs, b. June 27, 1833, m. Nov. 1, 1858, John M. Hall of Rutland (and had 1stElizabeth Low Hall, b. May 22, 1861 and 2nd Mary Frost, b. Apr. 27, 1869) (6)Mary Frost Low, b. Dec. 16, 1837, m. at Rutland, Vt. in 1863, Geo. R. Hall of that place.
(2)   Augustus Kendall Osborne, b. July 7, 1800 d. at Boston Mar. 18, 1849, m. Danvers Jan. 3, 1833, Mary, Dau. of Squires Shove of Danvers, b. Apr. 3, 1803,


d. at Boston Mar. 30, 1842.  He went to sea early in life, and was afterwards for many years Cashier of Warren Bank in South Danvers, and subsequently a banker in Boston.  His children were (1) Francis Agustus, a distinguished officier in the war of the rebellion, served as Leiut. Col., Colonel and Brig General of Mass. Volunteers, was mustered out at the close of the War, since which period he has been in business as a banker in Boston.  He was b. Danvers, Sept. 22, 1833, m. Boston Sept. 5, 1867, Mary Moore, dau. of Granville Mears b. June 18, 1840, d. July 20, 1875, Leaving 1 dau. Esther Osborn, b. Feb. 15, 1869; (2) Edward Hacker, b. Danvers July 16, 1835, d. Aug. 26, 1839 (3) Sylvester Kendall, b. Aug 28, 1837, d. Aug. 17, 1839, (4) Charles Howland, b. Oct. 12, 1839 d. Boston, Jan. 19, 1866, and (5) Mary Shove, b. Mar. 17, 1842.

(3)   Mary Ingersoll Osborn, b. Mar. 2, 1804, d.    1855 m. May 23, 1825, John W. Proctor, Esq., son of Capt. Johnson Proctor, and was a distinguished lawyer of Danvers. b.             d.        1874. Their children were (1) Mary Ingersoll, b. Aug. 3, 1825, d. y.  (2) Elizabeth Osborn, b. Sept. 11, 1827, d. young.  (3) Aug. Holyoke, b. Aug. 1, 1829, d. Jan. 8, 1862, m. Mar. 4, 1856 Dolly A. Nichols, of Salem, (and had (1) Arthur Watus Proctor, b. Sept. 29, 1856, (2) Mary Ellen b. Mar. 26, 1858 (3) Carrie Borden, b. Feb. 18, 1860, d. young and (4) Augusta Holyoke b. June 22, 1862) (4) Elizabeth


Osborn, b. Oct. 16, 1831 (5) John Webster, b. Dec. 7, 1834, d. young (6) Caroline Waters, b. March 26, 1836, d. Aug. 1, 1858 (7) Augusta Osbourn, b. Dec. 28, 1838, d. young (8) Henry Harrison, b. Dec. 18, 1840, m.     1862 Ellen A. Perkins of Peabody, Mass. (and had (1) Frank Ingersol, b. Aug 23, 1864 (2) Charles Anderson, b. Oct. 24, 1866) (9) Edward Waters, b. Mar. 4, 1842 m. (4)  Rebecca Poole Osborn b. Feb. 28, 1808, m. 1839, Henry M. Wilder of Leominster, and d.    1844, leaving 1 daughter Sarah Elizabeth, b. July 6, 1841, who m. Dec. 24, 1877, Albert H. Mason of Brockton, Mass.
146.     vii.       Fitch (Dea.) b. Feb. 13, 1772, d. Jan. 23, 1838; m. Elizabeth Cutler.
147.     viii.      Rebecca, b. Oct. 18, 1774, d. April 2, 1785.

79.       Fitch Pool5 son of Zachariah4 and Rebecca (Jona3 Jona2 and John1) b. Reading, May 28, 1737, d. Boston Sept. 2, 1770, m. Anne.  Was a distinguished merchant of Boston, and frequently mentioned in the town records as having been selected to perform public duties, among others that of overseer of clerks of the markets in which his name appears with the following associates: Samuel Calef, John Gore, George Greene, added to the list of the preceding year (1769) which consisted of Francis Green, Samuel Barrett and John Leighton Copley, the latter the eminent painter who removed to England, and was father of the late Lord Lyndhunt, High Chancellor of England.  In the list of the “Sons of Liberty” a patriotic society which was formed to resist the


encroachments of the British government upon rights of the colonists, and which association dined at Dorchester, at a tavern called the “Liberty Tree” on August 14, 1769, appears the name of Fitch Pool, the Merchant of Boston, in the company with Josiah Quincy, Sam’l Quincy, John Adams, Sam Adams, John Hancock , Paul Revere, and a number of others who were leaders in the contest of which six years later, culminated in the Revolutionary War. His tomb is in the Granary Burial ground on Tremont Street, and is situated 75 feet southwest of the Franklin monument near the tomb of Jeremiah Fitch, his (uncle?).




Will of Fitch Pooleof Boston1770.
            BostonSept. 1, 1770 – I, Fitch Pool, of Boston aforesaid, Merchant, do by these presents give to Anne Pool, my wife, after my decease, the use of all the house hold furniture which I am now possessed of, until she be again married, or until my two children, Fitch and Anne Pool shall arrive at lawful age; excepting only the following articles (which I would have sold) viz: a sett of new chairs, a large looking glass, a Shagreen case of


ivory handled knives and forks, and a box of the same; a Wilton Carpet, a mahogany bedstead, and one piece of Bandanna and some pieces of Bolton Romall Handkerchiefs.
            And I will that my said Wife shall have after my decease three pieces of bed furniture now in my dwelling house in Boston aforesaid, to be disposed of as the shall think proper without being accountable to any person for the same: And furthermore I give to Rebecca Stow of Boston aforesaid widow, six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence.  Also I give to William Wilkins of Boston aforesaid six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence, which sums I desire that my administrators would pay out of my estate after my decease.   And it is my will that the said Wilkins be continued to settle my business after my decease, as I think him the most able to do it.  And I desire that my wife and Timothy Newhall of Boston may be administrators to my Estate.
                                                            (Signed) Fitch Pool.
Signed and delivered in the presence of 
Joseph Morton
James Frost.
Elizabeth Gray.
Will proved Sept. 14, 1770  Inventory of estate £3153 1s 11d and includes 5 Vessels, a wharf, still house, the family pew in Trinity Church, numbered 35,one negro boy Cato and one named Pompey.
            The two children Fitch and Ann Pool, minors under 14, were placed under the guardianship of their mother


Ann Pool, Oct. 6, 1771?  They received under their grandfather’s will (P. 104) severally a silver tankard and silver can “to be delivered at a lawful age.”
            After the decease of her husband, Anne m. 2d Dr. John Taylor of Lunenburg, July 2, 1772.
            The children of Fitch and Ann Pool were, 
148.     i.          Anne, Called Nancy in records, b. 1769. d.
149.     ii          Fitch, b. 1761, d. March 1785 aged 24.

88.       Jonathan Poole6, son of Jona5 and Mary Leaman (Jona4 Jona3 Jona2 and John1) b. Reading Apr. 21, 1747, d. Oct. 25, 1807, m. Apr. 25, 1789, Anne dau. of Samuel and Lynda Bancroft b. Apr. 3, 1749, d. Dec. 31, 1831, aged 82 years, 8 mo., 28 days.  Was a yeoman of the West Parish of Reading, and was known as Jona. Poole, 3d, their being two others of the same name relatives and contemporaries, his father above named Jona.5 b. 1737, his 2d cousin.  He served in the Revolutionary War as        in Colonel David Green’s Regiment and is recorded as on duty April 19, 1775, though not in the battle of that day at Lexington.
            The children of Jona. And Anne were:-
148.     i.          Jonathan7, b. March 3, 1770, d. June 30, 1770
149.     ii.         Nancy7, b. Nov. 29, 1772, d. Feb. 21, 1789.
150.     iii.        Jonathan7, b. Sept. 6, 1775, d. Nov. 29, 1776.
151.     iv.        Luke7, b. Nov. 4, 1777, d. Apr. 27, 1813, m. Susannah Hill Bates.
152.     v.         Charles7, b. Feb. 12, 1780. d. no date m. Betsey Smith of N. H.


153.     vi         Haven7, b. July 23, 1782, d. June 28, 1811, m. Mary Chapman, Salem.
154.     vii.       Lot7, b. May 13, 1784, d. March 28, 1836, m. 1st Lydia Parker & 2d Fanny Oliva.
155,     viii.      Matilda7, b. June, 2, 1786, d. Dec. 21, 1822, m. Apr. 18, 1807, Dea. Caleb, son of Timothy and Susanna Wakefield, b. Apr. 15, 1785, residence Wakefield, Mass. Their children were-
(1)   Caleb Horace Poole Wakefield8 (M.D.) Supt. State Alms House at Monson, Mass.
(2)   Marvella8, b. Dec. 10, 1810, d. Dec. 11, 1810, 1 day old.
(3)   Edwards8, b. Sept. 12, 1817, d. Sept 14, 1818.
(4)   Matilda, b. Jan. 14, 1821.
After the death of his wife Matilda in 1822, he M. 2s, Nov. 3, 1823, Nancy Temple.
156.     ix         John, b. Oct. 12, 1788, Oct. 23, 1789.
157.     x.         Henry, recorded as Harry, b. Feb. 9, 1791, d. Portland, Me. unmarried Sept. 1822 and was a printer.
90.       Samuel Sheldon6, son of Lieut. Jonathan (John4, Jona3 Jona2 and John1), b. Mar. 25, 1751, at Reading, d. Yarmoth, Nova Scotia, Oct. 7, 1835, m. Yarmouth, 1775 Elizabeth, dau. of Seth Barnes, Esq.  He was educated at Harvard College, and graduated 1770 became a clergyman, also taught school for two years in his native town.  He removed to Nova Scotia in 1774.  This date is fixed by the endorsement on Mf. sermon in the possession of Dr. Alex. Poole of Wakefield, which recites, “preached


at Yarmouth, August 7, 1774”.  The town records of Reading show that he was teacher of the public school there, the previous year..  Credited with the sentiments of loyalty to the English crown, and in Nova Scotia pursued his calling of preacher, and teacher of a grammar school, for some years.  He was a member of the Colonial legislature, and was re-elected annually from 1785 to 1835, a period of fifty years, acquiring from this long public service the title of father of the home.  For many years he also held the judicial position of Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and in an eminent degree possessed the esteem and respect of the Governors of the Province, one of whom, Sir Joseph Kempt, specially honored him on occasions of ceremony, and made him a prominent guest at his state dinners.  He was both pious and learned, as his written sermons, many of which are preserved, sufficiently attest.  He lived a long, honorable and useful life, and if it be true that his devotion to the king and government of Great Britain, was the occasion of his emigration to Nova Scotia at the beginning of the controversy which culminated in the American revolution, the remembrance of that life deserves to be cherished by his descendants, for there can be no sacrifice more noble save that of life itself – than the voluntary abandonment of country, birthplace, family, friends, and reputation, for a principle founded upon a conscientious conviction of duty.  In Sabinis American Loyalists is related and anecdote relative to Judge Poole



in connection with his membership of the Nova Scotia legislature, which is probably the offspring of some idle brain, and originally intended as a parliamentary joke.
            His wife was the daughter of Seth Barnes, Esq., a merchant of Yarmouth, whose property suffered greatly from the depredations of privateers during the revolution.  In Felt’s Annals of Salem it is state “As the people of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia had been friendly to Americans, and Seth Barnes, Esq. of that place had a large sum taken from him by a Salem privateer, some of the inhabitants of Salem petition the legislature, July 2, 1782 that they may be free from such molestations. But a majority of the town have different views, and wish their representatives to oppose any bill to this effect.  Still the General Court prohibit hostilities against Yarmouth.”
            In May previous, several gentlemen sent a petition to the legislature from Salem and Beverly, asking that the people of Yarmouth may not be plundered by our privateers, “because the greater part of them moved thither from this quarter a few years ago, and have been very kind to our men who have been thrown among them by the events of the War. Seth Barnes, Esq. had a large sum taken from him by one of our privateers”. From this evidence it appears that Judge Poole was not the only emigrant from the colony to Nova Scotia before the War, and that the town of Yarmouth was largely settled by citizens from Massachusetts.


            Of the original settlers of Yarmouth, his wife Elizabeth Barnes was b. Plymouth, N.S., Dec. 25, 1754, survived her husband, and died aged 84, March 13, 1839.
Their children were:
158.     i.          Samuel7, b. Sept. 11, 1776, d. August 17, 1819. Was educated at Harvard Coll. Where he was graduated in 1799; became a teacher, was principal of the Grammar School and then a merchant of Yarmouth, m. Hannah Coffran, dau. of William Coffran of that Place, but left no issue.  His widow         Baker.
159.     ii.         Seth7, b. Yarmouth, April 9, 1779, d. June 20, 1813 m. Mary Cushenburg.
160.     iii.        John7, b.     Sept. 10, 1780, d. at sea or at West Indies of fever 1816.
161.     iv.        Timothy7, b. Dec 25, 1783, d. July 15, 1784.
162.     v.         Elizabeth7, b. May 15, 1785, d. Dec. 14, 1875, age 90; m. 1st Thomas Dalton, who died soon after and 2d Benjamin Lewis of Yarmouth, son of Waitstill and Chloe Lewis, May 3, 1784, d. Mar. 8, 1838 – their ch.
            (1) Waitstill Lewis, b. Oct. 1808, a mariner, lost at sea.
(2) Nathan Lewis, b. Nov. 16, 1810, m. Feb. 14, 1838, Mary Eliza Baker of Y. and had 1st James b. Nov. 29, 1838; 2d, Nancy, b. Nov. 8, 1840; 3rd, Charles, b. June 7, 1842, d. Apr. 1, 1862; 4th Annie b. Jan. 12, 1844; 5th, Benj. b. Nov. 28, 1845, d. Sept. 24, 1846; 6th, Benj. b.


Apr. 2, 1848; 7th Josiah Baker, b. Feb 10, 1850; 8th Harriet Alien, b. Nov. 8, 1851, d. Mar. 9, 1852; 9th Mary Eliza., b. Jan 13, 1854; 10th, Nathan b. July 24, 1855, d. Aug. 8, 1855; 11th Franklin Poole, b. Aug. 17, 1856; 12th Henry August, b. Oct. 6, 1860.
(3)   Sheldon, b. Feb. 26, 1812, m. Jan. 23, 1850, Matilda Ann Kelley, b. Aug. 27, 1824, their chil: (1) John Lewis, b. Dec. 22, 1850, d. Jan. 20 1851. (2) Louisa Durkee, b. Oct. 14, 1852; (3) Alexander Poole, b. May 28, 1854; Mary Kelley, b. Oct. 12, 1862.
(4)   Benjamin, b. Apr. 15, 1815.
(5)   John b.
(6)   Charles, b. 
(7)   Sophia, b. [pencil handwritten: Hernlow???]
(8)   Elizabeth b. [pencil handwritten: Gardrier???]
(9)   Nancy b. [pencil handwritten: Patch??]
163.     Sophia, b. Oct. 18. 1787, d. Aug. 17, 1817, m. abt. 1810 William Bain, and had:
            (1) Warren, b. abt. 1810, d. Feb. 28, 1873.
(2) Robert, b. June 10, 1812, d. May 10, 1863.
93.       Timothy Poole6, son of Jonathan5 and Mary Sheldon (John4, Jona3 Jona2 and John1) was b. May 3, 1762, d. Feb. 10, 1828, m. 1st Mar. 25, 1787, Lucy dau. of Ebenezer and Sarah Pope, b. Feb. 13, 1762, d. Nov. 21, 1796, and m. 2d Dec. 27, 1798, Jonathan [hand written above: Jerusha] Fitch, dau. of Josiah and Jerusha (Brooks) Richardson, b. Woburn, May 4, 1777, d. Reading, Aug. 15, 1839.  (The Richardson Genealogy states the parents of Jerusha to have been Bartholomew and Abigail


(Merriam) Richardson of Woburn, which appears to be an error).  Was a decoration painter and artist, in which he displayed considerable talent, which had been inherited by one of this sons, was famous for wit, and a fondness for practical humor, withal an upright citizen and kind neighbor, and noted as a prominent founder in 1813, of the Universalist Church in South Reading.  He died greatly lamented, from the effects of a fall from an upper scaffold in his barn, at the age of 66.  His children, the first by Lucy, the others by Jerusha, were:
164.     i.          Lucy7, b. June 29, 1789, d. Sept. 4, 1869 m. Mr. Jennings.
165.     ii.         Caroline Boardman7, b. May 24, 1802, d. in Cambridge, Oct. 27, 1844. Unm.
166.     iii.        Alexander7, b. July 25, 1804, d. 1878. m. 1st, Nov. 11, 1847, Cynthia, dau. of Daniel and Esther Rugg, b. Heath, Mass., Nov. 26, 1816, d. July 30, 1871.  He m. 2d April 2, 1873, Lucy Ann, dau. of Capt. Robert and Lucy Upton of Salem, b. Nov. 12, 1822.  They have no children:  He received a medical education, was a practicing physician in Cambridge and Chelsea, and later in Wakefield his native place.
167.     iv.        Franklin7, b. Oct. 19, 1808 m. at Deerfield, N. H. Aug. 19, 1840, Rebecca Prescott Rollins.  Is an artist by profession, resides on the old homestead of his father, Salem Street, Wakefield.  He was a representative to the Legislature from South Reading, 1847.
98.       Isaac Poole6, son of John5 and Susannah (Timothy4


Jona3 Jona2 and John1), b. Lynnfield (N. Saugus) on the old Poole place of 1636, Jan. 19, 1775, d. Feb. 12, 1814, m. Jan. 18, 1807, Eliza Black (of Lynn?)  Was a yeoman, and resided at Lynn.  Children:
168,     i.          Larkin Ward7, b. Nov. 17, 1807, d. April 25, 1859 in Australia, where he went for his health in 1853.  He was employed in the manufacture of shoes while in Lynn.  He m. Aug. 18, 1844, Adeline, dau. of Daniel and Nancy Kidder, b. Boston, May 11, 1822.
169,     ii.         Thomas7, b. Sept. 20, 1809, d. Dec. 5, 1809.
99.       Thomas Poole6, son of John5, and Susannah (Timothy4, Jona3 Jona2 and John1) b. May 20, 1777, d. 1825 m. Oct. 19, 1799 Susanna Stimpson of Reading, -  Made a voyage to the West Indies for the recovery of his health, and was seized with Yellow Fever and died there.  By church records of Wakefield he is stated to have had an adopted son, Charles Melville Poole, who was baptized Oct. 12, 1806. By his wife he had no issue.
101-b   Jonathan Poole6, son of Eleazer Flagg5 and Mary (Jona.4 Jona.3 Jona.2 and John1) b. Woburn, Sept. 5, 1758. Removed to Hollis, N. H. and m. Dec. 7, 1780, Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. John and Elizabeth (Hall) Hale of Pepperell, Mass. b. Sept. 28, 1762 d. Haverhill, N. H. Dec. 12, 1846 at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Rebecca Hunt. (She m. 2d. April 2, 1808, Oxford, N. H. Judge James Woodward of the District Court, who was b. March 28, 1741, d, Haverhill Jan. 11, 1821.)
            Jonathan was educated as a physician under the care of Dr. John Hale of Hollis, with whom he remained several years.  Dr. Hale was appointed Assistant Surgeon


in the Colonial Army in 1755, serving in Col. Blanchard’s regiment in the expedition against the French and Indians at Crown Point in that year, and was surgeon in the second expedition of 1758, in the regiment of Col. Hart.  In 1777 he was commissioned again as Surgeon in Col. Poor’s New Hampshire regiment of the Revolutionary Army, and young Jonathan Poole, then a medical student, accompanied him as assistant and continued for over three years in the military service, and faithfully discharging the duty of a medical officer, until on June 4, 1780, he retired from duty in the field to his home in Hollis, and settled as resident physician enjoying an extensive practice until his death in July 25, 1797.  A young son of Dr. John Hale also accompanied his father, as assistant and hospital steward, and served three years, and afterwards m. Esther, one of the sisters of Dr. Jona. Poole.
            Dr. Poole’s wife was neice of Col. William Prescott the commander of the American troops at Bunker Hill, through the latter’s marriage to Dr. John Hale’s sister and he was the ancestor of William H. Prescott the historian.  Dr. Hale was one of the most active agents in organizing the N. H. troops who were forwarded to Cambridge and participated in the battle of the 17th June, having been an influential member of the convention the previous April, which assembled at Exeter, N. H., and it is probable his influence contributed to place his brother-in-law, Col. Prescott in the responsible position in which though suffering defeat, he won for himself


and his undisciplined command, not only the respect of the enemy but imperishable renown.
            The children of Dr. Jona. Poole6 and his wife Elizabeth were:-
169-a.              Jonathan7 b. Hollis, June 2, 1781, d. Hollis in infancy.
169-b.  ii.         Eliza7, b. Mar. 26, 1783, d. unm Haverhill, N. H., Mar. 23, 1873.
169-c.  iii.        Samuel Hale7, b. Nov. 23, 1784, d. Bristol, Me. Apr. 22, 1869.
169-d.  iv.        Jonathan7, b. June 3, 1787, d. Northumberland, N. H. Oct. 27, 1872, M. Rebecca Gage.   
169-e   v.         Susan7, b. Aug. 17, 1790, d. Haverhill, N. H. May 14, 1875, m. Apr. 28, 1813, Joshua, son of Judge James and Hanna (Clark) Woodward b. Haverhill, N. H. Oct. 2, 1786, d. Mar. 12, 1863, a yeoman.
            Their children:- (1) Elizabeth, b. Mar. 19, 1814, d. Dec. 26, 1838; (2) Susan, b. Jan. 8, 1816, d. May 6, 1838; (3) James, b. June 21, 1818; (4) Joshua Henry b. Oct. 27, 1820
169-f.  vi.        Rebecca7, b. Hollis, Nov. 20, 1791, d. Haverhill, N. H. Nov. 8, 1863, m. Dec 24, 1811, Caleb son of Henry and Elizabeth (Seaver) Hunt, b. Bath, N. H. Aug. 3, 1782, d. June 10, 1861, Haverhill; was originally a woolen manufacturer, afterwards farmer, a descendant of Edward and Anne (Weed) Hunt of Amesburg, Mass. Their children were: (1) Caleb Seaver, b. 1815; (2) Rebecca b. 1817, d. 1853; (3) Harriet b. 1819; d. 1829; (4)


Louisa Gibbs, b. 1821; (5) Eliza Jane, b. 1823, d. 1856; Horace b. Feb. 24, 1825; (7) Wm. Prescott, b. Jan. 14, 1827 (8) Harriet, b. 1829 (9) Henry Clay, b. 1831; and (10) Ellen Cornelia, b. 1834.
101-c.  Eleazer Flagg Poole6, son of Eleazer F5 (Jona.4 Jona.3 Jona.2 and John1) b. Woburn, Jan. 19, 1761; He married Sept. 8, 1777, Mary dau. of Joshua and Rachel Reed, b. June 3, 1760, d. Nov. 27, 1796.  He was a soldier in the six months troop, raised in N. H. in 1780, being then under age, though he had been married nearly three years, and one child had already born to him.
By his wife Mary he had –
169-g.  i.          Eleazer Flagg7, b. Feb. 25, 1799, d. Dec. 30, 1856; m. widow Abigail (Edgell) Thayer.
169-h.  ii.         Mary7, recorded as Polly, b. Jan. 23, 1781; m. Joshua Davis and removed to Springfield, Vt., and had several children.
169-i.   iii.        William7, b. 1782, d. Londonderry, N. H. 1821, Married Anne Richardson.
169-j.   iv.        Rufus7, b.  Mar. 24, 1785, d. Westford, July 21, 1825, married Martha Raymond.
            101d.   Rufus Pool6, son of Eleazer F5. (Jona.4 Jona.3 Jona.2 and John1) b. Woburn, March 30, 1769, removed from Woburn and resided in various places, married in Boston Mary Fanning, July 22, 1788, one child only recorded.  He removed last to Stanstead, Canada East, when he died.
169-k.  i.          Sarah b. Newton, Mass. Mar. 6, 1792.


101 f.   Theodore Carter Poole6, son of Eleazer F. and b. a twin with Esther Flagg, Woburn, July 7, 1772, removed to Canada with his brother Rufus, married and has a family and d. there.
101.     James Poole6, son of John5 and Susannah (Timothy4, John3, Jona.2 and John1) b. N. Saugus, Mar. 2, 1784; d. Apr. 15, 1856.  Resided at the old homestead, was a builder and mason, m. 1st Sept. 10, 1806, Dorcas, dau. of William and Betsey Mansfield, b. Mar. 11, 1784, d. Mar. 28, 1843?  He m. 2d 1845 Clarissa, dau. of Harvey Jacobs, and widow of Elijah Downing, b. 1792, d. Oct. 9, 1862, age 70.  Children, all by Dorcas:-
170.     i.          Sally7, b. May 26, 1807, m. Lynn, Mar. 8, 1828, Otis, son of Allen and Michael Newhall, b. Oct. 16, 1806, d. Jan. 9, 1867.  The widow resides in Lynn.  Children:-
            (1) Sarah Maria, Mansfield8 b. June 15, 1828.
            (2) James Otis8, b. April 11, 1830.
            (3) George Franklin8, b. Jan. 31, 1832; d. Aug. 23, 1864.
            (4) Mary Eliza8, b. Apr. 13, 1834.
            (5) Edward Everett8, b. May 29, 1836, d. Oct. 6 1864.
            (6) Herman Chauncey8, b. May 13, 1838.
            (7) Henry Allen8, b. Aug. 14, 1840.
            (8) Susan Lucy8, b. Apr. 24, 1843.
            (9) Jesse Rhodes8, b. July 5, 1853.
171.     ii.         James7, b. Mar. 16, 1809, m. Mary Downing and Eliza. Holt.

Poole Manuscript -- Pages 126-150



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.


            1846, d. Dec. 4, do.  (2) Mary Theodora, b. Mar. 29, 1848, (3) Susan Francis, b. Dec 26, 1854.  (4) Kate-Reese, b. Feb. 25, 1857, (5) Agnes Prescott, b. Jan. 12, 1859.  (8) DavidHall b. June, 1, 1813.   Rem. to California, and supposed deceased.
101f.    vi.        Theodore Carter6, b. July 7, 1772, d. Canada no date.

64.       William Poole5, son of Benjamin4 and Mehitable (Gibson) (Jona3 Jona2 John1) b. Reading Feb. 13, 1725-6, removed 1760 to Hollis, N. H. where he died Oct. 27, 1795, age 70. He was a farmer.  Before removal he married June 19, 1751, Hannah, dau. of Timothy and Hannah Nichols of Reading, who was b. Mar 13, 1729, d. Sept. 1, 1784.  The causes which led to his emigration to N. H. were probably the facilities offered settlers upon the new lands, then opened for occupation, sales being made of some at the low price of 20 cents per acre in 1760.  By his wife Hannah he had fourteen children, the first four born in Reading.
102.     i.          Hannah6, b. Reading Dec. 20, 1751, d. Hollis, N. H. Feb. 28, 1832, m. 1st Nov. 15, 1772, Thomas Cummings, Esq. of Hollis, a young lawyer of repute, who joined the patriot army in the revolution, and was believed to have been


killed in battle.  He was b. Dec. 17, 1750, and was a son of Samuel and Prudence Cummings of Hollis.  She had three children by this union, and she m. 2nd in 1783, Burpee Ames, Esq., b. Dec. 3, 1758, d. 1838, by whom she had eight more.  By Mr. Cummings she had 1st Hanna Cummings, b. April 1, 1773, d. July 7, 1811.
2.         Sarah Cummings, b. Dec. 2, 1774, d. Feb. 18, 1817.
3.         Thomas Cummings, b. Nov. 1, 1776, d. Feb. 10, 1843 and by Mr. Ames, 
            4.         Jeremiah Ames7, b. Oct. 25, 1784, d. June 27, 1860, Salem, Mass., where his widow lives aged over 90.
            5.         William Ames, b. May 3, 1786, d. April 10, 1847.
            6.         Nathan Ames, b. May 1787, emig. To Cuba, d. date unknown.
            7.         Betsey Ames, b. June 9, 1789.
            8.         Poole Ames, b. Feb. 19, 1791, d. Oct. 19, 1797.
            9.         Joseph Ames, b. Feb. 19, 1793, d. May 17, 1796.
            10.       Mary Ames, b. Apr. 15, 1795.
            11.       Joseph Ames, b. June 1802.

103.     ii.         Elizabeth6, b. July 18, 1753, d. Hollis Dec. 6, 1838 m. Nov. 16, 1778 Stephen, son of Stephen and Hanna Jewett of Hollis, b. Oct. 14, 1753, d. Feb. 22, 1829.  Yeoman by whom she had eight children.


1.      Elizabeth Jewett, b. June 18, 1779, d. at Milford.
2.      Stephen, b. July 7, 1781, d. Sept. 22, 1861.
3.      Nancy, b. May 11, 1783, d. Mar. 3, 1870.
4.      Hannah, b. Feb. 17, 1785, d. Mar. 17, 1824. She m. Apr. 2, 1807, Nathan Thayer, Esq., son of Elijah and Sarah (Robinson) b. July 6, 1781, d. Oct. 21, 1830.  Artist and teacher, and had seven children:
1.      Hannah Maria Thayer, b. Dec. 12, 1808, d. Sept. 5, 1855.
2.      Elizabeth, b. Mar. 24, 1811.
3.      Sarah Adelia, b. Oct. 16, 1813, m. July 8, 1841. Hon. George S. Boutwell of Groton, Mass., son of Sewell and Rebecca (Marshall) b. Brooklin Mass., Jan. 28, 1818, and had two children, b. Groton,
                                                              i.      Georgianna Adelia, b. May 18, 1843.
                                                            ii.      Francis Marion, b. Feb. 26, 1847.
4.      Mary, b. Mar. 31, 1816, d. Sept. 5, 1818.
5.      Nancy Bigelow, b. July 13, 1819.
6.      Nathan Robinson, b. Nov. 25, 1821, d. June 26, 1874.
7.      Lucy Ann, b. Mar. 13, 1824.
5.      Sarah, b. March, 1790, d. Aug. 24, 1837.
6.      Mary, b. July 8, 1792, d. Oct. 16, 1833, m. Mar. 27, 1825, Nathan Thayer, above named, father of Mrs. Gov. Boutwell and had two children.
                                i.            Mary F, b. Mar. 21, 1826, d. Sept. 15, 1827


                              ii.            George B. b. July 27, 1829, d. Dec. 11, 1828.
7.      Noah b. Dec. 7, 1794, d. May 21, 1841.
8.      Samuel Gibson, b. Oct. 29, 1798, d. May 2, 1872, St Augustine, Fla.

104.     iii.        Mehitable6, b. Feb. 12, 1755, d. Mar. 4, 1804 at Westford, Mass. m. 1778-9. Willis son of Rev. Willard and Abigail (Cotton) Hall, of the Hall family of Medford, Westford, &c, and its connection with the Poole, Willard and other families, we have the following particulars:
Simon Willard came to America in May 1634, from Kent Co., parish of Horsemenden, England, where he was b. 1605;  he d. at Chareleson 1676.  With him came his brother George and sister Margery, who m. Dolor Davis in 1625, and were all inhabitants of Cambridge – 1634.  The children of Margaret and Dolor Davis were – John, Simon, Samuel and Ruth, the latter b. in 1641, m. in 1663, Stephen Hall then of Concord, afterward of Medford, by whom he had seven children, among whom were Samuel, b. Concord, Dec. 8, 1665 and lived at Stow: Stephen b. Stow, and d. at Charleston, Nov. 8, 1749.  Resided at Medford, and m. Grace, dau. of Thomas and Grace Willis and had (1) Stephen b. Nov. 5, 1693, d. Feb.



d. Feb. 24, 1773, who was a distinguished merchant in Boston, (2) Grace, b. abt. 1696. m May 1715, Isaac Parker of Charleston, b. 1692 d. 1742, among whose grandchildren were Chief Justice Isaac Parker, Mass. Supreme Court, and the late General William Eustis, U. S. Army (3) Esther b abt. 1698, m. Dec. 1729 Peter Edes of Charleston (4) Willard (Rev.) b. March 11, 1702-3, d. at Westford, March 19, 1779, where he was pastor of 1st Unitarian Church.  He m. 1729 Abigail Cotton of Portsmouth and their second child was Willis Hall, above named who m. in 1779 Mehitable Poole, b. Westford, Nov. 18, 1747, d. May 13, 1813.  Yeoman. They had eight children –
(1)        Willard Hall, (Judge) b. Dec. 24, 1780 d. May 10, 1875 at Wilmington, Del. at the age of 95.  Judge Willard Hall removed in early life to Delaware, and resided continuously at Wilmington from 1803 to the day of his death in 1875.  He was elected to Congress in 1816 and 1818, and in 1823 was appointed by President Monroe a Justice of the United States District Court of Delaware, which office he held for 48 years, when, having reached the venerable age of 91 years he resigned December 1871.  He was graduated at Harvard College in 1799, a classmate of Samuel Poole, and at his death in 1875, was one of the three oldest surviving graduates of that institution, and with the exception of Hon. Horace Binney, the oldest ex-member of congress.


His labors in the revision of the Delaware State Code of 1829, and in drawing up the regulations of the school system in 1830, as well as his services in the Constitutional Convention of 1831, have been gratefully recognized by the people of his state.
            (2)        William, b. Sept. 18, 1783.
            (3)        Benjamin, b. 1785 d. young.
            (4)        Elizabeth, b. Mar. 6, 1787, d. Aug 19, 1871 age 84; unm.
            (5)        Mehitable, b. Apr. 24, 1789.
            (6)        Hannah, b. May 9, 1791, m. May 2, 1815, Thomas R, Right, Esq., of Peperill, Mass.
            (7)        Francis Poole, b. Nov. 6, 1793, d. Nov. 2, 1836.
            (8)        Benjamin, b. July 14, 1796, living at Germania, Md.
105.     iv.        William Wellsted6, b. May 6, 1756, d. April 8, 1836 at Windsor, Vermont, m. Sarah Farley.
106.     v.         James6, b. Dec. 21, 1757, d. Portland, Me. 1827, m. 1st Caroline (?) dau. of Edward and Caroline (Swett) Richardson, 2nd. Eunise Chaplin of Ipswitch, Mass.
107.     vi.        Abigail6 b. July 31, 1759, d. July 10, 1825, m. Levi, son of William and Susanna (Kemp) Parker, b. Groton, Mass., June 25, 1752, d. Sept. 10, 1825.  Iron Worker & Blacksmith.
            Their children were:
(1)               James Parker, b. Jan. 6, 1787  (?)


[should be (2)]Luther b. 1789.  (3)  Calvin b. 1790.  (4)  Betsey b. Jan. 14, 1792 d. Sept. 1869 (5)  Samuel b. June 23, 1800 living at Davenport, Ia. (1876).
108.     vii.       Sarah6 b. Dec 15, 1760 d. Feb. 10, 1773.
109.     viii.      Bridget6 b. May 5, 1762 d. Mar. 3, 1785 m. Dec. 7, 1780 Benj. Cummings of Hollis and had (1) Benj. B. Aug. 24, 1782 (2) Bridget b. Feb. 3 1784.
110.     ix.        Mary6 b. Feb. 1, 1764, d. Jan. 7, 1816 m. 1st Feb. 1, 1785 Daniel Kendrick of Hollis, N. H., son of Daniel and Hannah (Harris) Hendrick. B. 1761 d. May 13, 1790 Yeoman.  She m. 2nd 1791, Zebulon Wheeler, son of Jas. And Mary (Butterfield) Wheeler b. Jan. 20, 1769 d. Dec. 31, 1849:  Children:--
            (1)        Daniel Kendrick, b. Mar. 30, 1786 d. May 1868.
            (2)        Mary Kendrick b. Sept. 1787 d. Jan. 6. 1831.
            (3)        William Kendrick, b. Aug. 20, 1788 d. same day
            (4)        William Poole [Kendrick], b. Jan. 27, 1790, d. Nov. 5, 1854.
            (5)        Bridget Wheeler, b. May 20, 1792, d. Jan. 1873.
            (6)        Sarah Wheeler b. May 1, 1794, d. May 1, 1870.
(7)        Lucinda Wheeler b. Jan. 1, 1800, d. y.
(8)        Benjamin Wheeler b. Aug. 19, 1801 d. Feb. 4, 1802.
(9)        Luther Wheeler, b. Sept. 26, 1803 d. Feb. 1816.
(10)      Calvin Wheeler, b. June 7, 1805.
(11)      Lousia Wheeler, b. September 3, 1807.
111.     x.         Rebecca6 b. May 29, 1766 d. Feb. 1, 1854 at


Dublin, N. H. m 1792, Thomas, son of Thos. And Mary (Gale) Hay of Salem, Mass., b. Merrimack, H. H. 1790, d. Dublin, March 2, 1839.  Yeoman. Their children:
(1)               Mary Hay, b. 1794 d. Aug. 29, 1871  (2) Thos. B. 1796.  (3)  Joseph Fitch b. 1799.  (4)   William b. 1803 and (5)   Dexter, b. 1807.
112.     xi.        Lucy6 b. Sept. 6, 1768 d. Aug. 28, 1844 m. Oct. 19, 1791, Jonathan, son of Joseph and Anne (Williams) Saunderson, b. Sept. 7, 1766, d. Aug. 23, 1850.  Joseph, the father of Jonathan, was b. in Groton, Mass. May 24, 1741; removed to Pepperell, where he m. Mar. 10, 1763 Anna, dau. of Isaac and Lydia (Shattuck) Williams.  Children:-
            (1)        Lucy Saunderson, b. Nov. 28, 1792 d. Mar. 21, 1825.
            (2)        Elmira Saunderson b. March 29, 1796, d. March 1, 1799.
            (3)        Marinda Saunderson b. March 1, 1798, d. Aug. 31, 1822.
            (4)        Jonathan Saunderson b. Dec. 21, 1800 d. Dec. 9 1801.
            (5)        Jonathan Saunderson b. Dec. 30 1802 grad. Havard College 1828, became Counsellor at Law and resides in Philadelphia, 1876.
(6)        Elmira Shattuck2 b. Dec. 25, 1805, m. Oct. 12, 1830, Dr. Asa Heald of Dublin, N. H.


Grad. Bowdoin, Coll. 1828 and d. Jan. 28, 1874, and had ch.  (1)  Elmira Maria b. Aug. 28, 1833 d. Jan. 27, 1867,  (2) Charles Henry b. Dec. 17, 1835.
(7)        William Poole b. Feb. 11 1807 d. Nov. 12, 1858 m. May 5, 1847 Hannah Marshal, 2 ch. Survived George William, Dartmouth Coll. 1876 and dau. Laura.
(8)        Henry H.  (Rev) b. Sept. 12, 1810, m. Oct. 1, 1845 Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Whiting) Cummings b. Sept. 6, 1819.  She is also a descendant of William Poole through the Cummings branch.  Resides at Charlestown, N. H. and noted as a historian and annalist, and author of a history of that town.  A son Henry Poole Saunderson Grad. Dartmouth Coll. 1872.
113.     xii.       Benjamin6 b. July 1, 1771, d. April 20, 1836; m. Sarah Fletcher.
114.     xiii.      Bethia6 b. May 3, 1772 d. Jan. 10, 1853. Hollis.  She m. 1790 Isaac, son of Naham and Martha Baldwin of Hollis b. Apr. 23, 1768, d. July 8, 1821.  Was a Blacksmith & Farmer;  Children: (1)  Emma Baldwin b. July 13, 1792.  (2)  Frances b. Feb. 26, 1794, d. April 12, 1840:  (3)  Issac b. Mar. 12, 1796, d. Feb.


            9, 1872;  (4)  Dexter b. July 5, 1798, d. May 20, 1870; (5)  Nahum b. July 3, 1800  (6) Samuel B., b. June 15, 1802;  (7)  Lucy, b. June 12, 1804;  (8)  ThosJefferson, b. Dec. 6, 1806 d. Mar. 10, 1812;  (9)  William Poole b. May 15, 1809 d. Apr. 27, 1808;  [internet (geni) shows b. 1809 d. 1849]  (10)  Cyrus b. May 14, 1811;  (11)  Harriet b. Apr. 26, 1813, d. July 10, 1840 (12)  Ruth Easton b. Oct. 22, 1816, d. Apr. 23, 1851.
115.     xiv.      Sarah6, b. Sept, 20, 1774; d. at Bath, Me. no date. She m. Jonas Smith of that place, and had several children.  One of the sons m. Louisa, dau. of James Poole, son of William and removed to Michigan, where he now lives, a farmer.
68.       Samuel Poole5, son of Benjamin4 and Mehitable (Jona3 Jona2 and John1) was b. Reading, Jan. 21, 1732-33, d. 1776.  Removed to East Ludbury, where he became a tanner.  He m. 1st at Reading, Mar. 17, 1755, Jerusha Green of Malden who d. before 1758; and m. 2d at E. Ludbury, Mehitable, who d. before 1764; and he then m. 3d., Nov. 27, 1764, Hannah Choate, b. 1739, and survived her husband; after his death, she removed to Reading.  Letters of Administration were granted her on her husband’s estate Feb. 27, 1776. She d. at Reading, Apr. 3, 1832, aged 93.


            By his first wife Jerusha he had 1 ch., by Mehitable 2 children and by Hannah five:-
            They were as follows:
116.     i.          Darius6, b. Reading Sept. 11, 1756 and died young.
117.     ii.         Mehitable6, b. E. Ludbury, Aug. 12, 1659.
118.     iii.        Samuel6, b. Sept. 12, 1761. [there are hand drawn question marks around this line]
119      iv.        Damaris6, b. Nov. 13, 1765, d. Apr. 5, 1808- m. June 7, 1795, Thomas Rutter of Wayland, who d. Sept. 14, 1815.  She was his 2nd wife.
            3 children, viz.
(1)   Abigail Rutter, b. Sept. 24, 1797, d. Dec. 19, 1861, m. Calvin Fuller of Dedham and had 2 ch. Edwin Fuller who resides Dedham, unm. And Mary J. who m. Dr. Joseph Draper of South Boston, Mass.
(2)   Benjamin b. July 25, 1799, supposed to have been drowned by falling overboard from a Mississippi steamboat.
(3)   Hervey, b. June 7, 1801, d. Aug. 30, 1818.
120.     v.         Hannah6, b. Mar. 4, 1768, d. Oct. 1, 1859, m. July 8, 1794, Richard, son of William and Mary Parker of Reading, b. May 14, 1771, d. Aug. 9, 1768 [accurate date unknown] a yeoman: Children:
            (1)        William Parker, b. Sept. 23, 1795.
            (2)        Cephas, b. Feb. 12, 1798, d. Dec. 18, 1871


(3)        Edwin, b. May 28,1800, d. Feb. 13, 1801.
(4)        Theron, b. May 10, 1803.
(5)        Solon, b. May 10, 1806.
121.     vi.        Benjamin6, b. July 16, 1770, d. unm. Was a monomaniac on the subject of witches and fled to Canada.
122.     vii.       William6, b. Nov. 16, 1772, date of death unknown; was married and left his business in Boston to collect some money one day, and never was heard of afterwards.
123.     viii.      Ebenezer6, b. Feb. 11, 1775, d. Dec. 31, 1857 m. Olive Ward.
70.       Samuel Pool5, son of Samuel4 and Rebecca (Jona3, Jona2, John1) b. Reading, Oct. 10, 1733, d. (of Palsy) Dec. 26, 1783.  Was a yeoman m. Oct. 19, 1758, Elizabeth Eaton of Lynn, for whose comfort after his death he made specific and somewhat irregular provisions by his will; a document possessing sufficient interest to be here given.

Will of Samuel Pool, Reading, 1782.
In the name of GodAmen.

            This Eleventh day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand and Seven Hundred and Eighty-two, I, Samuel Pool of Reading in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Gentlemen, being of sound disposing mind and memory, thanks be to God therefor: Do make and ordain this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament.


            Principally and first of all, I commend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body to the dust, - to be decently buried in a Christian-like manner, by my Executor hereafter named: - and as touching what worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, bequeath and dispose of in the following manner and form.
            Item.    I will and order that all my just debts, funeral charges and charges of settling my Estate be seasonably paid by my Executor hereafter named.
            Item.    I give to my dear and well beloved wife, Elizabeth (Eaton) two cows,- those she shall choose; and all my indore moveables and household furniture, to her own disposal forever, except I shall otherwise dispose of in this my Will; and I give to her the use and improvement of the West end of my house, with the bed room at the north-west corner, with as much Cellar room as she hath occasion for, with liberty to use the Kitchen to wash, bake and whatever she shall have occasion for; also, liberty to use the well, and sufficient yard room before the front door to lay her wood, so long as she remains my widow.  And I order my Executor hereafter named to provide and bring in to my wife yearly and every year, so long as she remains my widow, one hundred weight of beef well fatted, one hundred and forty weight


of good fat pork, five bushels of Rye, seven bushels of Indian Corn, one bushel of beans, three barrels of Cider, six cords of good Oak of Walnut wood brought to the door, cut for the fire, ten pounds of flax from the swingle and four pounds of sheep’s wool; and I order my Executor hereafter named to provide for my wife when and where she hath occasion to ride, a horse and chaise. – All the above articles to be done and performed by my Executor for my said wife so long as she remains my widow And I order my Executor to pay to my wife four pounds lawful silver money yearly and every year so long as she remains my widow.
            Item.    I give to my dutiful and well- beloved son Joseph Eaton Pool, all my buildings and land in Reading and Lynn or wherever situated, and to his heirs and assigns forever, excepting the improvement of part of my dwelling house I have given to my wife.  I also give to my said son Joseph all my quick stock except what I have above given to my wife, and also all my out-door utensils and farming tools, all my Notes and Bonds and all Depts due to me, and money I have by me; also all my wearing apparel; also all my cider casks excepting three good barrels, which I reserve for my wife to be kept well trimmed by my Exectuor; also I give to my said son Joseph, my third bed and bedding, and all my fire-arms and accoutrements and all my Estate not before mentioned: All the above which, I give to my said son Joseph Eaton Pool and to his heirs forever:- he paying and performing


what I in this my last will order him.
            Item.    I give to my well beloved daughter Rebecca Eaton forty pounds lawful silver money, to be paid by my Executor in the following manner, that is to say, thirteen pounds six shillings and eight pence in one year after my wife’s decease; thirteen pounds six shillings and eight pence in two years after my wife’s decease, and thirteen pounds six shillings and eight pence in three years after my wife’s decease.
            Item.    I hereby nominate and appoint my well beloved son, Joseph Eaton Pool, sole executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me and made and declare this to be my only Last Will and Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed sealed and declared by Samuel
Pool to be his last will and testament
Before us witnesses:-
Benj. Brown.
Thomas Rayner.
Nathaniel Wiley.         Proved Mar. 10, 1784.

            By his wife Elizabeth Eaton he had the following children:
124.     i.          Joseph Eaton6, b. July 24, 1759, d. Oct. 20, 1788, m. Lydia Hayward.
125.     ii          Rebecca6, b. July 2, 1761, m. Feb. 15, 1780, Charles Eaton and had children.


(1)   Elizabeth Eaton, b. June 16, 1682.
(2)   Rebecca     “          Bap. May 16, 1784- m. John Barker.
(3)   Charles      “          b. Feb. 4, 1784.
(4)   Joshua       “          b. Sept. 10, 1785.
(5)   Polly          “          bap. Aug. 12, 1787.
(6)   Nancy        “          bap. Sept. 6, 1789.
(7)   Samuel Pool Eaton – Bap. May 29, 1791.
(8)   Joseph Eaton         bap. Mar. 6, 1796.
(9)   Fanny        “          bap. Sept. 23, 1798.
126.     iii.        Abigail6, b. 1763, m. Woburn, Ensign Ichabod Parker of that place and had:
            (1) Polly Eaton Parker, b. Aug. 15, 1786.
            (2) Thomas, b. Nov. 17, 1790, d. July 22, 1792.
            (3) ThosBenjamin, b. Nov.20, 1795.
            (4) Abigail Turner, b. Aug. 4, 1798.

            The widow of Samuel, who survived her husband twenty six years and died in 1810, left the following Will:-

Will of Elizabethwidow of Samuel Pool of Reading, 1804.
            In the name of GodAmen:  This fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four, I Elizabeth Pool of Reading and County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Widow being of advanced age but of sound mind and memory, &c x x x do give and dispose of my estate as follows:
            Item.    I give my daughter Rebecca, wife of Charles Eaton all my wearing apparel, and all my household


furniture, except what I shall otherwise dispose of in this my Will, also a suit of mourning.
            Item.    I give to my grand-daughter Rebecca, wife of John Barker my best Bed, bolster and pillow, and best bed quilt, also my desk and seven chairs, my best fire shovel and tongs, and one pair of Andirons, also my iron pot and dish kettle, my tosting-iron and gridirons, also one gold ring, six silver tea-spoons and my round table, also a suit of mourning.
Item.    I give to my grand-daughter Elizabeth Eaton one large silver spoon and one gold ring.
            Item,    I give to my grand-daughter Polly Eaton one large silver spoon.
            Item.    I give to my grand-daughter Nancy Eaton, my large looking glass, and one large silver spoon.
            Item.    I give to my grand daughter Charolotte Eaton, one large Silver Spoon
            Item.    I give to my grand daughter Fanny Eaton one large Silver Spoon.
            Item.    I give to my great grand-daughter Rebecca Barker, one small silver spoon.
            Item.    I give to, Abigail the wife of Ichabod Parker of Woburn, one gold ring, also my lignumvity Motor. [ I think this is a Lignum vitae Mortar – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lignum_vitae]
Item.    I give to Polly Parker, daughter of said Ichabod, one gold ring.
Item.    I give to my grandson Joseph Eaton, my Great Bible.
Item.    I give to my three grand sons Charles Eaton,


Joshua Eaton and Samuel Eaton, Three Dollars each to be laid out for a Bible, further my will is that all my Estate both real and personal after my above Will is fulfilled, be placed in the hands of my Executor hereafter named, in trust for my daughter Rebecca Eaton; and my will is that my executor pay the same to her in such a manner as he shall think most for her interest and happiness.  Further my will is that my Executor provide for me, and for daughter-in-law, late the wife of my son Joseph E. Pool, Gravestones.  Finally I hereby nominate and appoint my Friend Ichabod Parker of Woburn to be the Executor of this my last will and testament, revoking all other Wills by me made, ratifying this and this only to be my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Pool have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed, sealed, Published and declared
By the said Elizabeth to be her last
Will and testament in the presence of us
James Bancroft           :
                                    :
Samuel Wyatt.                        :
                                    :
Patty Tay.                    :
            Proved May 8, 1810. Inventory 1528. 56

71.       Jonathan Pool5, son of Samuel4 and Rebecca (Jona3, Jona2, John1) b. Jan. 5, 1736-7, d. Nov. 14, 1791.  He m. Dec. 23, 1760, Sarah, dau. of Nathaniel and Lydia


Eaton of Reading, who was b. Oct. 3, 1740, d. Jan. 15, 1816.  He was a yeoman, to which he added the business of manufacturing shoes, and industry greatly stimulated by the needs of the people during the revolutionary War. Though a farmer and pursuing agriculture, he styles himself, cordwainer in his Will.  He was perhaps one of the first to invest capital in the wholesale production of shoes in the neighborhood of Lynn.

Will of Jonathan Pool5 of Reading, 1791.
In the name of GodAmen:  This first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand sevent hundred and ninety-one, I, Jonathan Pool, Junr. (his 2d cousin Jonathan, who m. Mary Leaman, was a resident of the same town and known as Jona., Senior), of Reading in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Cordwainer, being in sound, disposing mind and memory, than be to God therefor, but weak in body; do make and ordain this instrument to be my lasy[t] will and testament.  And first of all, I commend my Soul to God who gave it, and my body to the dust, - to be decently buried by my executor hereafter named, in a Christian like manner, placing decent gravestones on my grave.
            And as touching what worldly interest it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give and bequeath in the following manner and form:
            Item, my will is and I order that all my just debts, funeral charges and charges of settling my estate by duly paid by my executor hereafter named.


            Item.    I give to my beloved wife Sarah (Eaton) Pool all my household furniture except what I shall dispose of, and one cow, which she shall choose, to be at her own disposal in case she marries again, but in case she dies my widow, said household furniture and cow at her decease I give to my daughter Sally Wiley, to her own disposal; also I give to my said wife and ample support: for meat, drink, washing, lodging, doctoring and nursing, comfortable room in my dwelling house, and decent a apparel for all parts of the body, and sufficient firewood; so long as she remains my widow; and in case she dies my widow I order my Executor to not only perform for my said wife all the above articles faithfully and freely, but at her decease to bury her decently and put gravestones on her grave.
            Item.    I give and bequeath to my dutiful daughter Sally Wiley and to my son-in-law Nath’l Wiley, jr. her husband, all my buildings and lands wherever and howsoever situated, butted or bounded, to their own disposal forever, to come into possession at my decease, they paying and performing all that I order them in this my will.  I also give to my daughter Sally Wiley the use and improvement of my pew in the Meeting-House so long as they shall live in the parish, and in case they shall move away, my will is that the pew shall be improved by my other children and grandchildren.  I also give to my daughter Sally Wiley and my Son-in-law Nathaniel Wiley


all my quick stock of all sorts of creaturs, all my farming utensils, all my shoe-maker tools, all my debts due to me on bond, note or account, except what I shall in this my will otherwise dispose.
            Item,  I give to my dutiful daughter Betsy Green, thirty pounds lawful money, ten of which is to be paid to her or her heirs by my executer at the decease of my wife.
            Item.    I give to my dutiful daughter Lydia Pool, fourty pounds lawful money, ten of which is to be paid to her when she arrives to the age of twenty-one years or at marriage, the other thirty to be paid to her at the decease of my wife, to be paid by my Executor.  I also give to my daughter Lydia Pool my second bed, bedding and furniture, my best case of draws, one good cow, my case of bottles, to be delivered to her by my Executors when she arrives at the age of twenty-one years or at marriage.  I also give to my said daughter Lydia, convenient room in my dwelling house to set her goods and privilege of the cellar Well, and of sitting and enjoying said Wiley’s fire with his family.
            Item.  I give to my three daughters, Sally, Betsey and Lydia, all my wearing apparel, to be equally divided between them at my decease.
Item.    All my estate that I have not disposed of in this my will, I give to my son-in-law Nathaniel Wiley, jr., whom I nominate and appoint sole executor of this my last Will and Testament, revoking all other wills by me made and executors by me appointed, and declare this, and this only to be my last will and testament.  In witness wherof, I, 


the said Jonathan Pool, junr. have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
The said Jonathan Pool, junr.
Published, pronounced and declared
This instrument to be his last will and 
Testament in presence of us
Benjamin Brown         :           Proved Dec. 6, 1791
                                    :
David Smith.               :           Inv. £109. 19s 7d.
                                    :
Cornelius Sweetser.    :

Sarah, widow of Jona. Pool declared to be non. com. And Capt. David Smith appointed her guardian, Dec. 5, 1791.
The children of Jonathan5 and Sarah Eaton were:
127.     i.          Sally6, b. Reading, Sept. 2, 1764, m. Jan. 8 1782., Nathaniel, son of Nathl. And Mary Wiley of Reading, b. Mar. 29, 1759, d. May 7, 1811 and had children.
            (1)       Sally Wiley,     b. Nov. 24, 1783, d. unm.
            (2)       Betsey “          b. May 20, 1787, m. John Upton of Lynnfield.
            (3)        Leonard “        b. Dec 9, 1791, m. Sally Eaton.
            (4)        Lot      “          b. Dec. 16, 1794 d. 1815
            (5)        Nathaniel”       b. Sept. 11, 1797 m. 1820 Lydia Trull.
            (6)        Laura   “          b. Dec. 9, 1799 d. 1813
            (7)        Poole   “          b. Mar. 20, 1802 d. in early life
            (8)        Aaron  “          b. May 6, 1805, a mariner, supposed died at sea.
128.     ii.         Betsey6, b. Sept. 30, 1766, m. Dec. 20, 1787


William, son of Wm. and Elizabeth Green, b. July 8. 1765, no ch.
129.     iii.        Samuel6, b. Feb. 15, 1769, d. June 12, 1778.
130.     iv.        Lydia6, b. Feb. 7, 1775, d. Nov. 29, 1820 unm
This family is therefore extinct, the property descending to the Wileys of Reading, - the family mansion standing in Water Street, Wakefield – and formerly occupied as a tavern.
74.       Thomas Pool5, son of Samuel4 and Rebecca (Jona3, Jona2, John1) b. Reading, Dec. 8 1748, d. Jan. 11, 1826, m. Sept. 10, 1771, Mary, dau. of Joseph and Mary Parker, b. Reading Jan. 31, 1747, d. (in child-bed) Jan. 24, 1790.  A yeoman, lived in Reading.  Their children were,
131.     i.          Polly6, b. July 5, 1772, m. April 22, 1792, Amos Richardson of Lynnfield, son of Amos and Bethia Richardson ( a 2d cousin) b. Woburn, Aug. 18, 1764, d. Pembroke 1797.
132.     ii.         Thomas6, b. Dec. 5, 1773, d. Woburn, Feb. 5, 1841, m. Ruth Thompson.
133.     iii.        Lucy6, b. Nov. 17, 1775, d. July 2, 1856 “of old age”, m. Dec. 25, 1800, Edmund Beard.
Their children were:
(1)   Lucy Beard, b. Apr. 4, 1802.
(2)   Edmund, b. Jan. 21, 1805.
(3)   Horatio, b. Oct. 18, 1808, d. May 28, 1810
(4)   Winslow H.  b. Aug. 28, 1811, d. July 7, 1843.
134.     iv.        William6, b. Nov. 6, 1778, d. Aug. 21, 1805.
135.     v.         Nancy6, b. June 29, 1781, m. Nov. 19, 1804,


children:--
(1)   Nancy Beard,        b. Sept. 13, 1805, d. June 20, 1824.
(2)   Charlotte   “          b.    May 3, 1807.
(3)   William      “          b.    1808 d. Sept. 20 1826
136.     vi.        Archibald6, b. Jan. 19,  1783, was married but to whom, not known.
137.     vii.       Samuel6, b. bapt. June 25, 1785, m. Nov. 30, 1807 Abigail Ingalls.
138.     viii.      Submit6           : twins b.              :
139.     ix.        Clarissa6          : Jan. 24, 1790      :  d. Nov. 16, 1790
            The twins were baptized at Lynnfield at their Mother’s funeral, Jan. 27, 1790 in private.
76.       William Poole5,  son of Zachariah4 and Rebecca (Jona3, Jona2, John1) b. Medford, Mass., April 16, 1732, d. Danvers, South Parish, now Peabody, Mar. 3. 1776.  He removed to Danvers in 1755, and established a tannery and manufactory of morocco and other leathers goods.  He may be regarded as the pioneer in that business, from which such great fortunes have since been made.  He purchased of Roger Derby (or Darby as inscribed on his Father’s tomb-stone) Benj. Prescott and Jonathan Gardner, by deeds dated respectively 1756, 1757 and 1761, sundry parcels of land lying below Strong-water Brook Stone Bridge and between said brook and the burying place on Gardner’s Hill.  Here he built the large mansion still


standing in excellent preservation on the country road at the foot of Poole’s hill (now Main Street, Peabody) in 1757, which framed with oak and fastened throughout with wrought iron nails, bids to remain another century and a quarter in equally sound and durable condition. [demolished in 1970] He purchased subsequently of Samuel Derby, son of Roger, and executor of his will, 73 rights in the Common land in Stone’s Plain, of Benj. Prescott, jr., 46½ rights in the same tract constituting a large portion of the site of the town of Peabody, extending Easterly from Washington Street on Main Street nearly to Foster Street and the Square.  On old map of Salem and vicinity, Stone’s Plain lies between Strong-water brook and Goldthwaite’s brook, bounded north by the county road and south by Tapley’s brook or Johnson’s Plain.  From Sauuel Jennison of New London he bought several tracts of Woodland near Tapley’s Brook on the Boston Road, bounded by lands of Mary Lindall, Gideon Foster, Joseph Pierpont, John Southwick and Jacob Osborn.  A portion of this land was retained in the possession of the family till about 1850.  The old homestead is not occupied and owned by the heirs of Fitch Poole, the younger grandson of the builder, and it has been, so far, the birth place of five generations of the family.
            The inventory of his estate, amounting to £1539. 0. 1d includes 12 acres in Stone’s plain, division No. 2,