Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 343-351

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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Online Edition by Holice, Deb & Pam

 

BULLEN. The surname Bullen is of ancient Norman-French origin, and was also spelled Bullein and Boleyn, the latter being the more common spelling, in old England.

(I) Samuel Bullen, ancestor of all of the colonial families of this surname in this country, was born in England, and came as early as 1639 to Dedham, Massachusetts. He was a proprietor of that town, June 23, 1640. He removed to Medfield, an adjoining township, formed from Dedham, and was deacon of the church there. He was admitted a freeman, June 2, 1641. He died January 16, 1891-92, and his estate was divided by the heirs by agreement dated June 24, 1697, signed by sons, Samuel and Joseph, and Mary Clarke, John Bullen, Elisha Bullen, the children of Elizabeth Wheelock, the children of Ephraim Bullen, children of Melatiah Fisher and Bethia Colburn. He married, August 10, 1641, Mary, daughter of Samuel Morse. She died February 14, 1692. She was admitted to the church, June 7, 1646. Children, born at Dedham: 1. Mary, July 20, 1642. 2. Samuel, December 19, 1644. 3. Elizabeth, February 3, 1647. Children, born in Medfield: 4. Joseph, September 6, 1651. 5. Ephraim, July 18, 1653. 6. Melatiah, September 15, 1655. 7. Elisha, December 26, 1657. 8. John, mentioned below. 9. Eleazer, April 16, 1662. 10. Bethia, august 1, 1664.

(II) John, son of Samuel Bullen, was born at Medfield about 1660. He married, January 3, 1684, Judith Fisher. Children,

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born at Medfield: 1. Judith, October 23, 1689. 2. John, January 31, 1692. 3. David, January 14, 1694. 4. Michael, April 2, 1686; mentioned below. 5. Mary, February 26, 1699. 6. Silence, May 21, 1701, died young. 7. Samuel, August 20, 1702.

(III) Michael, son of John Bullen, was born at Medfield, April 2, 1696. He lied in Medway, formerly Medfield. He married Lydia ----------------. Children, born at Medfield and Medway: 1. Elizabeth, December 15, 1727. 2. Daniel, October 27, 1729. 3. John, mentioned below. 4. Jabez, August 4, 1734. 5. Mary, October 8, 1738. 6. Benoni, September 22, 1740. 7. Joseph, July 3, 1744. The town history says of Jabez: "Jabez Bullen was crazed of disappointed love. He would not eat or speak. They carried him into the church and prayed over him in the broad aisle that the dumb devil would come out of him and he spoke at once!"

(IV) John (2), son of Michael Bullen, was born at Medway, September 18, 1732, died there November 28, 1817. He married Elizabeth Adams. Only one child is mentioned in the records, Jeduthan, mentioned below.

(V) Jeduthan, son of John (2) Bullen, was born at Medway, January 3, 1751. He was a soldier of the Revolution from Medway, a private in Captain Joseph Lowell's Company, Fourth Regiment, serving in the Rhode Island campaign in 1776; also in Captain John Ellis' Company, Major Seth Bullard's Regiment, in 1780. He appears also to have been sergeant in Captain Samuel Cowell's Company, Colonel L. Robinson's Regiment, in 1776, and first lieutenant of Captain Joshua Partridge's Company, Colonel John Smith's Regiment, on the Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775. He died March 5, 1830. He married (first) at Medway, July 2, 1772, Dolly, daughter of David and Dorothy Clark. She died July 20, 1785. He married (second) November 9, 1828, daughter of Asa and Bathsheba (Fairbanks) Daniels. Children, born at Medway, by first wife: 1. Elizabeth, October 26, 1772. 2. Mary, October 28, 1774; married Lowell Clark. 3. Jeduthan, May, 1777; died 1778. 4. John, March 21, 1779. 5. David, March 24, 1782. 6. Jeduthan, February 7, 1784; mentioned below. Children of second wife: 7. Otis Holbrook, April 14, 1786. 8. Walter, August 6, 1787. 9. Lowell, October 8, 1789. 10. Asa, June 19, 1791. 11. Susanna, September 7, 1792. 12. Betsey, March 17, 1795. 13. Lewis, April 10, 1798.

(VI) Jeduthan (2), son of Jeduthan (1) Bullen, was born at Medway, February 7, 1784. He married, and among his children was Samuel, mentioned below.

(VII) Samuel (2), son of Jeduthan (2) Bullen, was born in Keene, New Hampshire, June 22, 1827, died at Jay, Essex County, New York, December 29, 1884. He went to Black Brook, New York, when a young man, and followed the trade of iron worker for forty-five yeas. He finally engaged in farming in Jay after the Civil War, and continued to the time of his death. He lived in the village of Black Brook for fifty Years. He married Elizabeth Emmons. Children, born at Black Brook: 1. Helen. 2. Lowell. 3. Martha. 4. Sarah. 5. Charlotte, married Benjamin Wells; resides at Duluth, Michigan. 6. Jeduthan H., mentioned below. 7. Samuel, resides at Ticonderoga. 8. Elizabeth.

(VIII) Jeduthan H., son of Samuel (2) Bullen, was born at Black Brook, Clinton County, new York, January 23, 1845, and is now living at Au Sable Forks, New York. He had a common school education, and also attended a business college. He was clerk in the office of the Rogers Iron Company for twenty-four years, and engaged in business on his own account as a general merchant at Ticonderoga from 1891 to 1895. Since then he has been with the Au Sable Supply Company at Au Sable Forks. In politics he is a Democrat, and he has been town clerk of Black Brook. He is a mem-

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ber of Mount Defiance Lodge, No. 794, Free and Accepted Masons, of Ticonderoga; of Ethan Allen Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. In religion he is a Presbyterian.

Mr. Bullen married, in 1873, Amanda church, born in 1850, in Wilmington, Essex County, New York, daughter of Amos and Eliza (Sanford) Avery. Children: 1. Jed W., mentioned below. 2. Wilbur Barnard, born April 16, 1875, died in 1901; was a merchant in partnership with his uncle, Wilbur Avery, at Forestdale, Vermont; married Frances Stevenson. Anne, died in infancy. 4. Stearns, died in infancy. 5. Benjamin Wells, married Daisy Slater; child, Margaret. 6. John Henry, born at Black Brook, lives at Ticonderoga. 7. Stearns Samuel, born at Black Brook, student in Cornell University.

(IX) Jed W., son of Jeduthan H. Bullen, was born at Black Brook, Clinton County, New York, September 18, 1874. He attended the public schools of Plattsburgh and Ticonderoga. He taught school one year at Plattsburgh. He was private secretary to Congressman Foote for three year, 1897-99. He was with the Rice & Hutchins Company of Boston, manufacturers of boots and shoes. He returned to Ticonderoga in 1900 and entered the employ of W. J. Smith, a lumber dealer. When the business was incorporated in 1902 as the W. J. Smith Lumber Company, Mr. W. J. Smith was made president, Herbert Wheeler, vice-president and manager, and Mr. Bullen, secretary and treasurer. Since then he has devoted his time to this concern. In politics he is a Republican and is at the present time supervisor of the town of Ticonderoga. He is a member of Mount Defiance Lodge, No. 794, Free and Accepted Masons, and of the Congregational Church. He married, in 1899, Anna Clement, born at Queensbury, Warren County, New York, daughter of W. J. Smith, of the W. J. Smith Lumber Company of Ticonderoga, and Catherine (Lockhart) Smith. Children: 1. Avery Lockhart, born June 29, 1900. 2. Wilbur Warren, November 17, 1901.

BURLEIGH. The surname Burliegh is an ancient English family name. The most common spellings are Burliegh, Burley, Burly, Birle, Birley, Birdley, and Burdley. No less than nineteen branches of this family in England has or have coats-of-arms.

(I) Giles Burleigh, immigrant ancestor of the American family, was an inhabitant of Ipswich, Massachusetts, as early as 1648, and was born in England. He was a commoner at Ipswich in 1664. He was a planter, living eight years on what was later called Brooks Street, owning division lot No. 105, situated on Great Hill, Hogg Island. His name was spelled Burdley, Burdly, Burdley and Budly in the Ipswich records, and his name as signed by mark to his will is given Ghils Berdly. He bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth (called elsewhere Rebecca); his son Andrew; his sons James; his son John, and an uncle whose name is not given. Theophilus Wilson was executor, Deacon Knowlton and Jacob Foster, overseers, Thomas Knowlton, Sr., and Jacob Foster, the witnesses. Soon after his death his widow was granted trees for a hundred rails and a hundred posts, June 13, 1668. She married (second) February 23, 1669, Abraham Fitts, of Ipswich. Children: 1. Andrew, born at Ipswich, September 5, 1657; married Mary, daughter of Governor Roger Conant. 2. James, February 10, 1659. 3. Giles, July 13, 1662. 4. John, July 13, 1662, died February 27, 1681.

(II) James, son of Giles Burliegh, was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, February 10, 1659, died in Exeter, New Hampshire, about 1721. He married (first) May 25, 1685, Rebecca, daughter of Thomas and Susannah Stacy. She died October 21, 1686. Her mother was a daughter of Rev. Witham Worcester, of Salisbury, Massachusetts. His sons Joseph, Giles, Josiah, and James made a written agreement in 1723.

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Children: 1. William, born in Ipswich, February 27, 1692-93; was at Newmarket in 1746. 2. Joseph, April 6, 1695. 3. Thomas, April 3, 1697. 4. James, Exeter, 1699. 5. Josiah, 1704. 6. Giles, 1703; married, December 9, 1725, Elizabeth Joy, of Salisbury, Massachusetts.

(III) Thomas, son of James Burleigh, was born April 5, 1697. He married --------------------. Children: 1. Thomas, born July 2, 1723, mentioned below. 2. Child, no name or date of birth given.

(IV) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (1) Burleigh, was born July 2, 1723, died June 1, 1805, at Epping, New Hampshire. He married Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Gordon) Haley. She was born august 10, 1725, died December 2, 1809. Her father was the son of the Sergeant Haly who was killed by the Indians near Saco Fort in 1695. The former died in 1790, aged ninety-eight. Children: 1. Joseph, born December 25, 1748, at Epping; died young. 2. Allace, February 15, 1751; died young. 3. Dorothy, July 4, 1753; died February 12, 1839. 4. Joseph, August 7, 1755, mentioned below. 5. Allace, June 20, 1757. 6. Joshua, October 5, 1759. 7. Gordon, April 10, 1763. 8. Thomas, August 14, 1766.

(V) General Joseph, son of Thomas (2) Burleigh, was born August 7, 1755, in Dorchester, New Hampshire, died 1838, in Franklin, New Hampshire. He was a soldier in the Revolution in 1775, and held an important command under General Stark in the battle of Bennington. At the close of the war he settled in Dorchester, New Hampshire, and served the town for several years in the state legislature. He had formerly lived in Epping, where he had been a farmer, merchant and tavern-keeper. In Dorchester he owned the largest farm in the town, and was considered a man of high character. In 1820 he exchanged his farm for one in Franklin, New Hampshire. He married Mary Hilton, of Epping. She died February 6, 1821. Children: 1. Alice, born September 14, 1782, in Epping. 2. Joseph, April 28, 1784, Dorchester. 3. Mary, November 24, 1785. 4. Betsey, August 8, 1787. 5. Edward, April 16, 1791. 6. Henry, December, 1793. 7. Gordon, August 25, 1795, mentioned below. 8. Martha, June 11, 1797. 9. Hilton, August 3, 1799. 10. Asa, March 26, 1802. 11. Job, December 1, 1803, died young. 12. Charlotte, July 27, 1805. 13. Ann, October 1, 1808.

(VI) Gordon, son of General Joseph Burleigh, was born August 25, 1795, in Canaan, New Hampshire, died January 17, 1864, in Middleton, Ontario. He removed to Ticonderoga, New York, about 1847. Here he engaged in the lumbering business until his death. He married Elizabeth Pickering Weeks, born in Greenland, New Hampshire, September 29, 1801, died in Ticonderoga, March 14, 1872. She was of English lineage, and one of her ancestors built the Weeks House, the first brick house erected in New England. Children: 1. Lucretia Morse, born September 19, 1828, in Hebron, New Hampshire. 2. Henry Gordon, June 2, 1832, mentioned below. 3. Backett Weeks, August 18, 1834. 4. Charles William, March 27, 1836, in concord, New Hampshire. 5. Mary Elizabeth, February 20, 1841.

(VII) Henry Gordon, son of Gordon Burleigh, was born June 2, 1832, in Canaan, New Hampshire, died at Whitehall, New York, August, 1900. He was reared at Concord, New Hampshire, and attended the public schools there. At the age of fourteen he came to Ticonderoga, New York. When a young man, he became interested in the transportation business and gradually enlarged his field of operations. In 1866, finding that Ticonderoga was not suited to his purposes as headquarters for his business, he located at Whitehall, New York. His business continued to increase until he had from a hundred to a hundred and fifty canal boats and steamers to handle the fright which passed through his hands. His business extended to Ottawa, Quebec, and

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Montreal in Canada and southward to New York City and Philadelphia. He owned iron mines on Lake Champlain from which he shipped large quantities of ore. He carried Canadian lumber to New York and brought back coal from Pennsylvania to Canada. He had an army of employees and became the owner of one of the largest transportation concerns in this country. His energy, enterprise and encouragement helped enormously in the development of northern New York and greatly increased the prosperity of many of the towns and cities of that section. At the outset the business did not present a brilliant future and he won success only after hard work and a plucky, persistent effort, overcoming great natural difficulties. That he deserved and won all the success that he achieved is universally conceded. He was interested in other enterprises and institutions. He was president of the old National Bank of Whitehall, and of the First National Bank of Ticonderoga and director of the Commercial Insurance Company of Albany, the Bay State Furnace Company of Port Henry and the Lake Champlain and Port Henry Towing companies. In business he was cautious and far-sighted and gave mature consideration before reaching a decision, but events proved the soundness of his judgment.

In public life he won a high place in national affairs. He was from early manhood an active and leading Republican. He was secretary of the first Republican convention held in Northern New York; was delegate to the Republican National convention in 1884 when Blaine was nominated for president, and a t the request of President Arthur he made the motion to make Blaine's nomination unanimous. He was also a delegate to the Republican national convention in 1888 when President Harrison was nominated first and also in 1892 when Harrison was again nominated. Mr. Burleigh was elected supervisor of the town of Ticonderoga in 1861, and held that office through the trying period of the Civil War, and he was prominent in raising troops for the army. The full quota of volunteers was always raised in that town upon each requisition for troops and no drafts made. After coming to Washington County, he was nominated and elected to the state assembly, serving in that body during the session of 1876, and was chairman of the committee on canals. In 1883 Mr. Burleigh was elected from the congressional district comprising the counties of Washington and Rensselaer to the forty-eighth congress, and was re-elected to the succeeding congress. He was a wise and useful representative, giving of his wide business experience and sagacity, his time and enthusiasm to his constituents and country, in the fullest measure. For more than thirty years he was one of the Republican leaders of northern New York. He was a member of the Republican Club of New York City.

He married, in 1869, Jennie E. Richards, of Ticonderoga. She died in August, 1899. Children: 1. Charles Richards, born October 10, 1867; died April 12, 1905. 2. Henry Gordon, Jr., mentioned below. 3. James Weeks, October 5, 1881.

(VIII) Henry Gordon (2), son of Hon, Henry Gordon (1) Burleigh, was born at Whitehall, New York, in August, 1872, died at Ticonderoga, New York, November 30, 1903. He was educated in the public schools and became a prominent business man. He was president of the Ticonderoga Electric Light and Power Company. In politics he was a Republican. He was a member of Mount Defiance Lodge, No. 794, Free and Accepted Masons of Ticonderoga; of Carillon Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Ticonderoga; of De Soto Commandery, Knight Templar, of Plattsburgh; of Oriental Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Troy, New York; of Ethan Allen Lodge, Odd fellows, of Ticonderoga, and of the Knights of Pythias of that town. He was a prominent member and vestryman of the Episcopal Church. He served on the board of educa-

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tion of the town for a number of years. He married, June 17, 1896, Susie T., born at Plattsburgh, daughter of Henry Clay Sanborn, born at Plattsburgh, and Colonette D. (Holcomb) Sanborn, born at Whitehall, New York. Henry Clay Sanborn was son of John Hibbard Sanborn, born in New Hampshire, died in 1895 at Plattsburgh, aged eighty-six years; served in the Civil War as quartermaster; was a lawyer in Plattsburgh and in later years a farmer; married Cornelia Mead, of Plattsburgh. Children: 1. Lucretia Morse, born at Whitehall, April 2, 1897. 2. Mildred Virginia, born at Ticonderoga, April 20, 1900. 3. Henry Gordon, 3d, at Ticonderoga, November 23, 1903.

MAC ARTNEY. The surname Macartney or McArtney is said to be derived from one Daniel Macarthy, who went from Ireland to the north of Britain and founded the family of MacArtney, which has been known as an exclusively Scotch family. the family is seated at Mickle Leathes, Auchenleck and Blacket, Scotland. When James I. colonized the north of Ireland with Scotch Presbyterians in 1610 and afterward, the MacArtney family became established in Antrim and Armagh. In 1715 George MacArtney was elected member of parliament from Belfast and was one of the few Scotch Presbyterians from Ireland in that body. The coat-of-arms of the family, both of Scotland and Ireland: Or a buck trippant gules attired argent within a bordure of the second. Crest: A dexter hand holding a slip of a rose bush proper. Motto: Stimulat sed ornat. Lord MacArtney bears the same arms. The MacArtneys of Lissancure Castle, county Antrim, bear the same arms; likewise the MacArtneys of Belfast. The motto of the family in Armagh is: Mens conscia recti. The family is numerous in Antrim at the present time, though the spelling McCartney seems to predominate. There are three baronets of the family now living. Lord George MacArtney recently negotiated the British treaty with China. W. G. E. MacArtney was secretary to the admiralty in 1897.

(I) William MacArtney was born in county Antrim, Ulster province, Ireland and was a farmer at Kells in that county. He married Anne Napier. Children: 1. James. 2. Sarah. 3. Eliza. 4. Nancy (Annie).

(II) James, son of William MacArtney, was born in Kells, county Antrim, Ireland, 1816, died in Fort Covington, New York, October 1, 1892. He was educated in the schools of his native parish, and learned the trade of shoemaker at which he worked through his active life. He came to Quebec in 1835, and later moved to Durham (Ormstown), Quebec, and to Coteau, thence to (Old) Lancaster, Ontario. He located at Fort Covington, Franklin County, New York, about 1858, and lived there until his death. He worked at his trade until within three years of his death. In politics he was a Republican and in religion a Presbyterian. He married, in 1837, Claire Elise Costolow, born in Quebec, July 1, 1818, died at Fort Covington, February 5, 1899, daughter of John and Claire Elise (Joilcoeur) Costolow. The Joilcoeurs were of an old French family, said to have had large estates in France. The family name was originally De Contramine. Children of James and Clair Elise MacArtney: 1. William John, born at Durham, Quebec, died in infancy. 2. Sarah, born April 9, 1848, in Canada: lived at Fort Covington with her brother, William N. 3. John, born in Canada, November 2, 1849; resides in Eaton, Colorado, a retired farmer; married Margaret Rowley; their daughter Nellie married Thomas bell, of Eaton, and has son John. 4. George Henry, born August 9, 1853, mentioned below. 5. James, born July 20, 1855-56, mentioned below. 6. William Napier, born February 25, 1862, mentioned below.

(III) George Henry, son of James (1) MacArtney, was born in Lancaster, Ontario, August 9, 1853. He came to Coving-

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ton with his parents in 1858, and was educated there in the public schools. He began his career a clerk in a drug store at Massena, New York. In 1879 he embarked in the grocery business on his own account in partnership with his brother, James under the firm name of G. H. & J. MacArtney at Covington. In 1901 he bought out his partner and since then has conducted the business alone. He has been very successful and is one of the best known merchants of this section. In politics he is a Republican and has been a member of the board of education for twenty-five years. He was at one time postmaster of Massena and again at Fort Covington. He married, in 1884, Mary Alice, daughter of William Paddock, of Massena. Children: 1. William Paddock, born July 17, 1885; represents the Vermont Marble Company, with headquarters at St. Louis, Missouri. 2. Florence Clara, born January 8, 1887; graduate of the State Normal School at Potsdam, teacher at Weehawken, New York.

(III) James (2), son of James (1) MacArtney, was born at Lancaster, Ontario, July 20, 1855-56. He came to Fort Covington with his parents in 1858, and was educated there in the public schools. He was a clerk in the store of Timothy T. Kimball, general merchant, at Fort Covington, from 1874 to 1881, and then went into business in partnership with his brother, George H. MacArtney, under the firm name of G. H. & J. MacArtney, grocers. Since 1900, when he retired from the firm, he has been engaged in the real estate business. He has charge of considerable property and has been called upon to settle a number of large estates. He also owns and operates a butter factory of Fort Covington Center. He was one of the promoters and organizers of the Fort Covington Banking Company, a charter member and one of the first board of directors, and at the present time is secretary and assistant cashier of the bank. In politics he is a Republican; he has been supervisor of the town since 1896, and is well known throughout the county for his good work in the board of supervisors. He is a member of the Independent Order of Foresters, and has been treasurer of the lodge. He is an attendant of the Presbyterian Church, and has been a trustee and treasurer of the society. He married, in 1891, Mary McElwain, born November 18, 1855, at Fort Covington, daughter of Samuel and Jane McElwain. Her father was a native of Ireland; her mother of Fort Covington; they died at the ages of eighty-five and seventy-eight years respectively. The only child of Mr. and Mrs. MacArtney died in infancy. They have an adopted child, Marjorie Fields, born October 25, 1900.

(III) Dr. William Napier MacArtney, son of James (1) MacArtney, was born at Fort Covington, February 25, 1862, and was educated in the public schools and in Fort Covington Academy. He learned the business of pharmacist in the drug store of Dr. William Gillis at Fort Covington and passed the examination for a registered pharmacist in 1885. He entered the Medical School of the University of the city of New York and graduated in 1888 with the degree of M. D., and was an honor man of his class of one hundred and sixty-three, receiving a prize for same, being appointed on surgical staff in Bellevue. He was for four years an interne in Bellevue Hospital, New York. Since 1890 he has been in general practice at Fort Covington. He purchased the drug store of Dr. Gillis from the heirs in 1893, and had conducted it since then, in addition to his medical practice. Dr. MacArtney is and has been for years a liberal contributor to medical journals and also subjects on natural history. He has written a work on therapeutics. He makes surgery a specialty, and has organized several new surgical operations, as well as devising and perfecting several new surgical instruments. He is a director and vice-president of the Fort Covington Banking Company, organized January 4, 1906, and was one of its organizers. In politics he is a Republican; he is

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serving his fourth term as coroner of the county, and has also been health officer of the town since 1892. He is a member of aurora Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Fort Covington; and of the Presbyterian church; member of County Medical Society. He married, January 15, 1902, Caroline, born in Athens, Georgia, daughter of Joseph S. and Sarah Campbell (Hunter) Claghorn, of Savannah, Georgia. (See Claghorn VII.) Children: 1. William Napier, Jr., born April 15, 1903. 2. Elin Karlsson, October 7, 1904. 3. Carolina Claire Elise, January 8, 1907.

(The Claghorn Line.)

James Claghorn, immigrant ancestor, was born in England, and came among the first settlers at Barnstable, Massachusetts. He was there as early as 1654, and took the oath of fidelity in 1657. He removed to Yarmouth ion 1662. He married, January 6, 1654, Abigail or Abia Lombard, said to be daughter of Barnard Lombard, but perhaps his sister. She died October, 1677. Children, born at Barnstable: 1. James, January 29, 1654. 2. Mary, October 26, 1655. 3. Elizabeth, April, 1658. 4. Sarah, January 3, 1659. 5. Robert, October 27, 1661. 6. Shubael, mentioned below.

(II) Shubael, son of James Claghorn, was born about 1663, died before 1729. He married (first) Jane, daughter of John Lovell, (second) Joan Bumpas, of Rochester. Children, born at Barnstable: 1. James, August, 1689. 2. Thankful, January 30, 1690-91. 3. Thomas, March 20, 1692-93, mentioned below. 4. Shubael, September 20, 1696. 5. Robert, July 18, 1699. 6. Benjamin, June 14, 1701. 7. Reuben, baptized April 28, 1706. 8. Mary, baptized August 3, 1707. 9. Jane, baptized July 31, 1709. 10. Ebenezer, July 30, 1712.

(III) Thomas, son of Shubael Claghorn, was born at Barnstable, March 20, 1692-93. He settled at Edgartown, on Martha's Vineyard, and his brother James died there January 18, 1749, aged sixty years, five months. Mercy, widow of James, daughter of Isaac and Ruth (Bayley) Norton, also died there. Children: 1. Benjamin, mentioned below. 2. Sarah. 3. Susanna. 4. Thomas. 5. William. 6. Abiah. 7. Jane. 8. Abigail. 9. Mathew, baptized with the seven preceding, September 26, 1742, at Edgartown. 10. Lydia, baptized July 1, 1744. 11. John, baptized July 15, 1746. 12. Barnabas, baptized May 1, 1748; drowned with "brother Benjamin," June 9, 1759, aged twelve years.

(IV) Benjamin, son of Thomas Claghorn, was born May 28, 1722. He was a pilot and was lost at sea, June 9, 1759, with his brother Barnabas, aged twelve, and his son Samuel, the same age. According to the gravestone at Edgartown he was thirty-seven years old. He married February 27, 1746, Catherine Blackwell, born August 25, 1725. Children: 1. Samuel, baptized at Edgartown, May 29, 1748; drowned 1759. 2. Mary. 3. Hannah, baptized May 5, 1751. 4. Joseph, mentioned below.

(V) Joseph, son of Benjamin Claghorn, was born at Edgartown, April 21, 1753, baptized there in 1755. He served from Edgartown in the Revolution as seaman on the brigantine "Tyrannicide," Captain Allen Hallett, from January 9, 1779, to April 30, 1780; also sailmaker's mate on the sloop "Providence," Captain John Peck Rathburn, and he received prize money from the sale of the vessel "Loyalty" and others. He was also a soldier in Captain Benjamin Dillingham's company at Dartmouth, defending the coast in 1776. According to the first federal census of 1790, he had one son under sixteen and three females in his family. Thomas and Jane Claghorn were also heads of families at that time in Edgartown. He died October 19, 1805. He married, April 30, 1786, anna Mendall, born May 19, 1755. Children: 1. Samuel, mentioned below. 2. Hannah. Others died young.

(VI) Samuel, son of Joseph Claghorn, was born March 5, 1787, died October 22, 1840. He lived on Martha's Vineyard. He

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married, November 27, 1811, Philura Paine Spalding, born March 6, 1793, died July 4, 1846. Children: 1. Augusta Matilda. 2. Rufus Spalding. 3. Joseph Samuel, mentioned below. 4. George Spalding. 5. Caroline Philura Spalding. 6. Ferdinand Columbus. 7 William Quimby.

(VII) Joseph Samuel, son of Samuel Claghorn, was born January 22, 1818, died April 8, 1879. He married Sarah Campbell Hunter. Children: 1. Anna Sturgis. 2. Rufus Samuel. 3. Joseph Spalding. 4. Augustus Wood. 5. Henry Clifford. 6. Philura Matilda. 7. William, Hunter. 8. Sarah Campbell. 9. Caroline, born October 30, 1864; married Dr. William Napier MacArtney, of Fort Covington, New York. (See MacArtney III). 10. Harriet Bassett.

 

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