Friday, September 23, 2016

A Grave in the Woods of Exeter, New Hampshire Susannah Holman and Joseph Brown Family History



Plot: Susannah's grave marker is on the Phillips Exeter Academy woods walking trail Back of Headstone: "I am the resurrection and the lite." 

Came across this on my trail walk in Exeter Woods, NH 300-acre forest east of the Exeter River and bordering Drinkwater Road In the woods along one of the Phillips Exeter Academy trails is the grave of Susannah Holman (1785-1812), wife of Joseph Brown (1770-1834), resting with her is an infant daughter. The Exeter Historical Society curator Barbara Rimkunas wrote an article on this after she received a call from a local who was curious about the grave cite. I decided to do some more research and found some interesting family history, including Brown's daughter was the wife of original proprietor of the Parker House Boston.  
Susannah died in labor along with her infant daughter. She had three other daughters with Joseph and after her death he married Mercy West. "Genealogy of John Brown of Hampton, New Hampshire." Marguerite Willette Brown. Hillside Pub. Co., 1977.
Susannah Holman daughter of Ezekiel Holman (1759-?) of Deerfield, NH and Susannah Brown (1758-1785) married Joseph Brown, son of Abraham Brown and Judith Runnells.

Records: Ezekiel Holman to Susanna Brown both of Deerfield Mar 8, 1781 and a Ezekiel Holman to Sarah Dimond both of Raymond Nov 8, 1786 From Deerfield (NH) Town Records, Volumes 1 1766-1821 Ezekiel was a private in Col Long's Regiment in New Hampshire.  Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.
From Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C. 



Warren Brown in "History of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire:" A little east from Nathan Moulton's house stood an old house fifty years ago which was the home of Abraham Brown, commonly called "King Brown." He was son of Abraham Brown and Argentine Cram. Abraham was a large land owner. His wife was Judith Runnells of this town. His children, Noah Brown and Mary Brown, never married. Joseph Brown married Susan Holman; second, Mercy West. One daughter married Harvey D. Parker, founder of the Parker house in Boston. 

Children of Joseph and Susannah Brown: Mary Ann Brown (1804-1854), Susannah Holman Brown (1806-1902), and Julia Brown (1808-1895) and Infant Daughter (1812-1812)

Mary Ann Brown (1804-1854) married Pierce Porter at Amoskeag, N. H., 10 June 1833. Pierce Porter (1809-1894)
Children: Charles Phillips Porter (1834-), Albertina Gertrude Porter (1836-), George Franklin Porter (1837), Juliet Porter (1843)
Charles Phillips Porter married Rebecca Wentworth Saltmarsh, daughter of  Hazen Saltmarsh (son of Edward Abbott Saltmarsh and Sally Story) and Sally Batchelder. The Poore Family Legacy of John Poore notes Sally Story as daughter of Nehimiah Story and Lucy Sally Allen Goldsmith of Essex, Massachusetts. Henry Saltmarsh, brother of Hazem married Kesiah Batchelder. sister to Susan. Charles Philips Porter in Manchester, N. H. (SAR 30526). Great-grandson of Samuel Porter, Second Lieutenant Mass. Militia; great-grandson of Ezekiel Holman, private, Colonel Long's New Hampshire Regt. The SAR Magazine, Volumes 12-13 Sons of the American Revolution
According to Porter Genealogy Pierce Porter was a tall well formed man, with blue eyes and brown hair. He spent the greater part of his life in Hooksett, N. H., where he followed the trade of a shoemaker, and kept a country store. He was an excellent gardener, very fond of flowers, and had a wide knowledge of the wild plants in the vicinity of his home. From his boyhood he was interested in the temperance cause, and retained his interest to the end of his long life. He was a regular attendant at the Congregational church, and when past eighty, received a prize for perfect attendance at the Sunday School, in this respect, outdoing all the younger members. He was ingenious in the use of wood working tools, and invented several labor saving machines. He read much, his taste including history, travels, poetry, novels and newspapers.
Susannah Holman Brown (1806-1902) married William Sloan Bickford (1804-1860) son of Nathaniel Bickford (son of Dennis Bickford and Lydia Akers) and Mary L. Knight

Dennis Bickford, 1777, enlisted under Col. Nathan Hale, and served over four years in the New Hampshire Line. From "Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book Volume 7" 1898 REF Miss Helen Tuxbury Member 6655

William S Bickford was a Shoemaker. The William S. Bickford Family Bible is in the possession of the Bickford Society. Listed as noted by Mahlonn Bickford

William Bickford and Susan Brown had 4 children:
1. Helen Augusta Bickford. b 23 Mar 1829; mar. Jefferson Franklin Tuxbury
2. Harriet M. Bickford, b. 12 Dec 1832; d. 6 Nov 1838, age 6, probably Exeter, NH.
3. George W. Bickford, b. 20 Feb 1835; d. 27 Sep 1853, age 18.
4. Julia P. Bickford, b. 3 Dec 1838; mar 17 Apr 1867 Sumner Constantine. They eventually divorced (census records). Sumner listed as blacksmith in The New Hampshire Register, Farmer's Almanac and Business Directory 1897 also see Epson History


The most recent entry was that of Franklin Lawson Tuxbury, b. 15 Oct 1900 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. He was Helen's grandson. 


Julia Brown (1808-1895) married Harvey Drury Parker (1804-1884) son of Pierpont Parker (son of LT Hananiah Parker and Abigail Warren, daughter of Hezekiah Warren and Abigail Perry, daughter of John Perry & Sarah Price) and Anna DruryPane-Joyce Genealogy

Photo from Massachusetts Town Records Family Search Index

From "Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book Volume 17:" Miss Mary Sophia Butler 16930 Lineage Hananiah Parker son of James Parker and Anna Swain, daughter of Lt./Dr. Benjamin Swain and Margaret Pierpont. He was lieutenant at the Lexington Alarm under Capt. Seth Morse. He also served in Capt. Nathaniel Wright's company. Col. Luke Drury's regiment of Mass. militia, 1781-83. He was born in Shrewsbury, Mass.. and died in Wilton, N. H.


 Photo From Candlewood Farms and Genealogy Blog

Photo from Boston.Com Secrets of bellmen from Boston’s most intriguing hotel




Harvey D. Parker's Will. A Gift of $100,000 to the Museum of Fine Arts-Various Bequests to Relatives June 1884




The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 19 Miss Amy Whittington Eggleston. DAR ID Number: 18260 Born in Melrose, Massachusetts.
Wife of George Mahon Eggleston. Descendant of Lieut. Hananiah Parker, of Massachusetts. Daughter of Hiram Whittington and Alice Parker Streeter, his wife. Granddaughter of Nathan Hunt Streeter and Alice Kilham Parker, his wife. Gr.-granddaughter of Pierpont Parker and Annie Drury, his first wife. Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Hananiah Parker and A Warren, his wife. Hananiah Parker, (1753-93), served as lieutenant at the Lexington Alarm from Worcester county, Mass., in Capt. Seth Morse's company. He was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., and died in Wilton, N. H.


"J.D. Perry 1874" on base Museum of Fine Arts Gift of Mrs. Hiram Whittington, Brookline, Mass., in 1902. 
From Walks and Talks of Historic Boston Mr. Harvey D. Parker was born in Temple, Maine, May 10, 1805. He came of good old English stock, being descended from Thomas Parker, who came to America in 1636. This pioneer Parker was one of the incorporators of the town of Reading, when it was cut off from Lynn. When Harvey D. Parker was quite a lad, the family moved from Temple to Paris, Maine, and here he "mowed and hoed and held the plough" until he was 20 years of age. Then, with a stout heart and $4.00 in his pocket, he started on foot for Boston to carve out his fortune. He soon found employment, and for eight years he led a busy life in the great city, living prudently, carefully guarding his surplus earnings, that he might carry out the cherished desire of his heart, that of "providing people with necessary facilities for eating well." At twentyeight years of age he commenced his famous career as a restaurateur in a basement, No. 4 Court Square, corner of Court Street. A portion of Young's Hotel now covers the spot. It was a small room, rather low and dark, and by no means attractive, but the quality of the food was most excellent and the prices very reasonable. This he named "Parker's Restaurant." He seemed to understand just what kind of food the people wanted and just how they liked to have it cooked. Arrayed in white apron, he personally served his customers, and he aimed to make the service in his restaurant, and later in the hotel, as near perfect as possible. His fame spread throughout the city and even far beyond the city limits. His patronage grew constantly and "Parker's Restaurant" became the best patronized and most popular dining room in Boston. 

Photo from Digital Commonwealth of Boston Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views. The King's Dictionary of Boston Edwin Monroe Bacon (1883) The Parker House: School Street, extending to Tremont Street. This has for years been a favorite down-town hotel, especially with business men. It is the leading place down town where people congregate for news and gossip. In times of exciting or unusual news, particularly on election-nights, its corridors are crowded with business-men and others. It was established 30 years ago, in 1855, by Harvey D. Parker, whose name it bears, the first American hotel to be conducted on the European plan; and, under his skillful direction and management, it has grown to its present proportions and prominence. Mr. Parker, now an elderly gentleman in years, but with the energy, spirit, and enterprise of an active man of middle age, is still the chief proprietor. He began his career in 1832, in a small but choice restaurant of that day, known as “Hunt’s,” in the basement of the Tudor Building on Court Square, which formerly occupied the site of the new extension of Young’s Hotel 
Three months after he entered the place as an employee, he had bought out his master for $432. Here he built up a successful business, and his place became famous. In 1845 John F. Mills entered his service at $25 a month. Three years after, he was admitted to a share in the business;and Parker & Mills remained the firm name for a long time, broken only by the death of Mr. Mills a few years ago. 
After Mr. Mills’s death, Mr. Parker continued alone for a while. At present associated with him are Joseph H. Beckman and Edward O. Punchard, both experienced hotel men, familiar with the house and the Boston hotel-business; and the title of the firm is Harvey D. Parker & Co. The building of the Parker House was begun in April, 1854, and the house was opened to the public in October the year following. It is a large six-story marble-front building, with a main entrance and a ladies' entrance on School Street. 'There is also a private entrance on the Tremont Street side, which projects behind the corner estate (which Mr. Parker has vainly endeavored to purchase in order to extend his house over the lot occupied by it). On either side of the main entrance are public rooms; the news-stand, telephone, and theater ticket office being located in that on the right, and the telegraph-office in that at the left. The large dining room for gentlemen is at the end of the entrance-hall; at the right of the entrance-hall, as one enters, through a passage-way, is a cafe' fronting on Tremont Street; and at the left, through another passage-way, is the ladies’ dining-room, a spacious and attractively furnished apartment, with an outlook on School Street. This is also reached directly from the ladies’ entrance to the hotel. There is still another cafe, with a well-stocked lunch-counter, in the basement, with an oyster—counter and bar; and a large billiard room, the entrance to which is through this down-stairs cafĂ©. On the second floor is also a large private dining-room for banquets, and numerous smaller dining-rooms. Parker’s is renowned for the excellence of its cuisine, and it is a favorite dining-place for clubs. Here the Bird, Boston, Literature, Agricultural, and other dining clubs ave their regular Saturday. Also associated with operation Joseph Reed Whipple.
Might want to check out the chapter in this book: Strange Doings at the Parker House, in The Ghost Next Door: True Stories of Paranormal Encounters from Everyday People By Mark Morris

Other Sources

  • John Brown Hampton Genealogy Minor Decent 
  • Stone Marks Lonely Grave in PEA Woods Barbara Rimkunas Curator of the Exeter Historical Society. 
  • The Wadleigh Chronicle Donald E. Wadleigh Heritage Books 1992
  • Bond of Judith Runnells with Theophilus Smith of Exeter and Abraham Brown, Jr., of Hampton Falls, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Oct. 29, 1760, for the execution of the will ; witnesses, William Parker. Provincial and State Papers, Volume 35 1936 NH Colony Probate Court.
  • John Parker of Lexington and His Descendants Theodore Parker 2009
  • Heaven, By Hotel Standards: The History of the Omni Parker House
  • The will of Harvey D. Parker
  • REPORT OF THE CURATOR OF THE PRINT DEPARTMENT S. R. KOEHLER Museum of Fine Arts Boston Vol. 22 (DECEMBER 31, 1897), pp. 11-17

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Fiske Family Genealogy and Photo Collection

Rare Photo Collector Jeffrey Gorman, Administrator to Facebook Group New England Family Genealogy and History  created by AnceStory Archives  The Fiske/Fisk family photos. Also I added from the Genealogy Books, Magazines, and Newspaper Archives. There are soldiers from American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War. Past members of Masonic Lodges, Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution and Mayflower ties. This is a work in progress and If you have any photos or information to share, or see a correction please contact me. Will be adding more data and photos soon.....Thank you!


Eva Fiske b. 1849 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts d. August 8 1890. Daughter of Amos Fiske (1821-1882) and Caroline Augusta Walsh (1822-1893). Married William Henry Worcester (1829-11916) on September 14, 1880. 
Children: Leonard Francis Worcester born in 1881 married Edna MacIver. He worked for Hood Creamery in Tewksbury, MA.  Second child of Eva Fiske and William Worcester, Agnes Worcester born July 1, 1887 died in infancy on August 11,1887.  

Caroline Augusta Walsh, daughter of William Walsh and Lucy Ball. She was born August 12, 1862. Lucy Ball (1788-1863) was the daughter of Peter Ball and Lucy Hall. Peter Ball (1750-1800) was son of Peter Ball and Mary March/Mary Walker ? Lucy Hall was daughter of John Hall and Sarah Stockpole, daughter of Philip Stockpole and Mercy Thompson.

Amos Fiske, born July 5, 1821 in Holliston, Massachusetts, son of Lewis Fiske (1793-1878) and Mahitable Knowlton (1793-1873). Lewis Fiske, son of Levi Fiske (1765-1819) and Jemina Underwood (1772-1819). Levi Fiske, son of William Fiske (1733-1818) and Jemima Adams (1737-1819) daughter of Obadiah Adams and Christian Sanford.  William Fiske served as lieutenant under Capt. Robert Taft at the Lexington Alarm. He was born in Wareham; Accordint to Grafton & Upton History William Fiske was with George Washington when a part of the British Army was captured at Trenton, New Jersey was Town Treasurer many years. Select and Tithing-man often. He worked on his Farm & in his cooper shop. He had a meat Tub which was made in England & brought to America by one of his ancestors which is still in use at the old Homestead has never been repaired but appears to be sound & in order for future use. The old inhabitants of Upton. On the gravestone of Lieut. William Fisk is inscribed "In memory of Lieut. William Fisk, who died March 9, 1818, aged 85 years." William and Jemina had a daughter Jemina who married Deacon Enoch Becheler/Bachelder who served in the Revolutionary Army, was private in Capt. Benjamin Farrar's company, in Lieut Col. Nathan Tyler's 3rd Worcester Co. Regt, marched to Rhode Island on the alarm Dec. 8. 1776; discharged Jan. si, 1777; stationed at Providence, R. I.; was private in Capt. Isaac Martin's company, Col. Ezra Woods' Regt., Major General Spencer's brigade, marched April 17, 1777. served 23 days; stationed in Rhode Island. Later in Capt Thomas Baker's company, Col. Tyler's Regt.; enlisted July 17, 1780; discharged Aug. 8, 1780, on the alarm in Rhode Island. He was corporal in Capt. Philip Amnion's company in Col. Dean's regt.; marched on the alarm to Rhode Island March 4, 1781: discharged March 18, 1781. Mehitable Knowlton was daughter of David Knowlton and Drusilla Durgin. David Knowlton was son of Jonathan Knowlton and Ruth Page, daughter of Onesiphorus Page and Patience Dow, daughter of Jeremiah Dow and Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of Abraham Perkins and Elizabeth Sleeper. 
Jeremiah Dow was son of Joseph Dow and Mary Sanborn. According to records John Knowlton, son of Thomas Knowlton  and Amy Chase: On "The 19th day of March, 1767, in the seventh year of His Majesty's Reign," bought fifty acres of land in the province of Nottingham and parish of Northwood, and paid for this land thirty pounds lawful money. This land was a part of the fifth lot, and in the eighth range." A Lineage Book Daughter of the American Revolution Volume 21 list this line for Mrs Ella Harvey Dow, wife of William Dow  number number 20400. Jonathan Knowlton, (1739-1820), served on the Committee of Safety of Northwood, 1776-77. He was born in Kensington; died in Northwood, New Hampshire.

Mary Elizabeth Fiske (1854-1913), sister of Eva Fiske, daughter of Amos Fiske and Caroline Augusta Walsh. She married Charles Henry Fitzgerald (1854-1929), son of Randolph Augustus Lawrence Fitzgerald and Mary Clark, on 27 January 1880 at Tewksbury, Middlesex Co., MA.

Photo of Mary Elizabeth Fiske from The Ball Project via Fitzgerald family. 

Photo of Charles Henry Fitzgerald, son of Randolph Augustus Lawrence Fitzgerald (1817-1888) and Mary Clark (1819-1894). Randolph A L Fitzgerald was son of Michael Fitzgerald and Mary McKusick. Mary Clark was daughter of Joshua Clark and Mary McKusick. 
Charles H Fitzgerald married Mary E Fiske, daughter of Amos Fiske and Caroline Augusta Walsh. Amos was son of Lewis Fiske and Mehitable Knowlton. Caroline Augusta Walsh was daughter of William Walsh and Lucy Ball


William Henry Worcester 1829-1906 born October 12 1829 in Montpelier VT to William Worcester and Hannah Chadvick Thompson. Married Eva Fiske. He is a direct descendants of William Worcester, first minister of Salisbury, Massachusetts. William Henry Worcester married 1st Jan. 1, 1863, Ellen Harris, death Apr. 27, 1877 Lowell, Massachusetts. He m 2d September 1880, Eva F. Worthen Fiske. William served in the Civil War; was second enlisted man mustered for three years from Mass.; Sergeant in 7th Mass. Light Artillery; Musician in 16th Regiment.; Sergeant 2d Heavy Artillery. "Cousin William Henry" will long be remembered for his interest in his Worcester relations. He was very fond of visiting them, and was thus able to keep different branches of the family "posted" as to family news. Superintendent of supplies for Street Department, Lowell, Mass. Residence, Stoneham and Lowell. From "The Descendants of Rev. William Worcester" by Sarah Alice Worcester


Eunice P. Fiske 1822-1879 born in Cheshire NH to Parker Fiske and Mary Brooks Priest. She married Rev Daniel McClenning (1812-1888) in 1870 they had no children. Parker Fiske (1793-188) was son of Asa Fiske (1764-1829) and Dolly Warren (1764-1818). He married 2nd Mrs. Ether Perry, widow of Moses Perry.
Mary Brooks Priest was daughter of Levi Priest and Mary's brother, Levi Priest, JR married Mary Fiske, sister to Parker Fiske. According to the Hancock and Dublin New Hampshire history records: At the beginning of the Revolutionary war Asa Priest was living in Leominster, Mass. He had three sons, all of whom served in the army. Levi was his youngest and he enlisted in the army at the early age of 14 years, and served until the close of the war. As sixteen years was the age required, Levi had his comrade answer for him when brought before the mustering officer. The deception was not noticed, as probably they were not very particular at that time, so great was the demand for soldiers. He bore his full share of the hardships incident to a soldier's life. (Mr. Priest, describing the shirts he had to wear at that time, said: "The warp was grapevine, and the filling ovenwood.") On one occasion hunger drove him almost to despair; so much so that, discovering a bone in the yard where cattle were kept, he cleaned it and made a soup from it. Many times in his after life he said that this was the sweetest morsel he ever tasted. Lying down one night in his blanket on a rise of ground, he awoke to find himself surrounded with water. Many other incidents of a like nature might be recorded. At the close of the war he m. Mary Brooks, of Sterling, Mass., who was b. March 3,1764, and emigrated to Hancock. They settled on what has since been known as the Daniel Priest Farm, marked "G. Barney." Mary Priest did not forget her early home — she frequently visited it, making the journey of forty miles through the unbroken forest on horseback and carrying a child in her arms. They were among the first of the early settlers to plant an orchard, bringing the seeds and scions from their homes in Massachusetts. In addition to the work incident to clearing the land, building a log-cabin, etc., Mr. Priest was engaged to a certain extent in the manufacture of bricks. He d. Dec. 23,1828. His death was occasioned by a fall from the high beams in his barn, the planks having been removed without his knowledge. His wife d. Oct. 25,1848.

Mary Ellen Fiske 1830-1874 was born in Cheshire, NH to Parker Fiske and Mary Priest. She did not marry. 

Photo of Asa H Fiske, son of Asa Fisk and Cynthia Mann, daughter of Nathan Mann, and granddaughter of Rev. Elisha Mann, a former minister of Wrentham, Mass.
From History of Dublin, New Hampshire: Asa H. was Great-Great-Grandson of Samuel Fiske of Groton, Massachusetts. Rev McClenning was son of Daniel McClenning and Theresa Gilbert. The Congregational Year-book Congregational Publishing Society, 1889 notes 4 marriages for him: He married 1st Thirza Gilbert, married 2nd Mary Richardson daughter of Abijah Richardson (1761 - 1840) and Elizabeth Richardson Richardson (1763 - 1853). He married Eunice Fiske 3rd, and 4th Ellen R. Bliss, daughter of Edward K. and Ellen Moie. The Richardson family were in New Hampshire Photo below was given to Robert Levi Berry from Charlotte Phelps Schaefer, a descendant of the Richardson family. See Honoring Phelps Charlotte Phelps Schaefer & Her Ancestors Blog


 
Flora Mabel Fiske 1865-1938 born in Lynn MA to Charles Wallace Fiske and Mary Louis Frazier of Bangor, Maine. 


Photo from Ancestry.com of Mary L Frasier/Frazier AKA "The Belle of Bangor" daughter of William and Addie. Fora married Leonard Hassler Rabone in 1890 and had 2 children. Leonard was born in London son of Samuel Clarke Rabone and Amanda Hassler. Charles W Fiske (1833) son of Daniel Fiske and and Esther Eaton daughter of Moses Eaton and Esther Ware. Daniel Fiske son of Asa Fiske and Dolly Warren. 

Photo of Flora Mabel Fiske from Ancestry.COM taken in Pennsylvania.

Leonard Hassler Rabone 1862-1938  Waltham to Samuel Clarke Rabone and Amanda Hassler. Married to Flora Mabel Fiske. He was a watchmaker in Waltham MA. According to city directory the family resided at 23 Chester Ave Waltham, Massachusetts with Moody Rabone and his wife Gladys. He was a member of the Masons. 


Frank H. Fiske 1867-1927 born Coventry RI to Albert Lewis Fiske and Maria Louisa Reynolds. Married Margaret Fisher (1843-1921) in 1892 they had no children. Albert L Fiske son of  Amos Fiske (1801 - 1891) and Sarah Waterman (1806 - 1894). Maria L Reynolds was daughter of Luther Reynolds and Mahala Arnold of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Her grandfather, William Arnold, served as a soldier in the War of 1812. Her brother Second LT John Reynolds was "imbued with a patriotic desire to serve his country, and enlisted as a private in Company B, Tenth Rhode Island Infantry." Another brother Horatio Reynolds was a member of Company K, of this regiment. John "after serving his term of enlistment with the Tenth, again entered the service as a corporal of Company I, Eleventh Rhode Island Infantry, one of the companies recruited under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association. He served with credit in this regiment during its term of service, and was mustered out July 13, 1863." After the war he entered Brown University, but was soon a commission as second lieutenant in the Fourteenth Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Dec. 18, 1863, he again entered the service; was mustered in Dec. 23, 1863, and assigned to Company F. Lieutenant Reynolds evinced a marked taste for vocal music; being himself a good singer, he generally took the lead in musical entertainments, and many an otherwise tedious hour in camp was pleasantly spent in this delightful recreation. Of a genial disposition, and a warm, sympathetic nature, he naturally won many friends; and his comrades will always remember him as ever ready to aid in every good word and work. He was mustered out with his regiment Oct. 2, 1865. Soon after leaving the army he removed to the West, and was employed by a publishing house in canvassing for directories throughout the South. While residing in Lafayette, Indiana, he was attacked with typhoid fever, and, after several weeks of painful illness, died Oct. 26, 1866, lamented by a large circle of acquaintances.


Harry Libby Fiske (1862-1890) born in Nashua NH to David Brainard Fiske (1820-1902) and Jane Frances Libby (1825-1903). He married Maggie Kilillea in 1885 they had no children. David son of Daniel Fiske and Ruth Chapin. Jane Libby daughter of Josiah Libby (1794-1834) and Sallie Robie (1799-1889). Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 51 Member Margaret Fiske McGarrett # 50789 Wife of Addison McGarrett. Descendant of David Fiske, John Robie, Walter Robie, James Rideout and Sergt. Abraham Libby. Daughter of Levi Barker (b. 1843) and Flora A. Libby (b. 1846), his wife. Granddaughter of Jacob Libby (1822-1909) and Belinda Rideout (1823-1910), his wife. Gr-granddaughter of Josiah B. Libby (1794-1834) and Sallie Robie (1799-1889), his wife, m. 1821; Ebenezer Rideout (1799-1877) and Elvira Fiske (1800-73), his wife, m. 1821. Gr-gr-granddaughter of Jacob Libby (1770-1844) and Mary Brickett his wife, m. 1793; Walter Robie, Jr. (1764-1845), and Dorothy Tilton (1763-1857), his wife, m. 1787; James Rideout, Jr. and Sarah Spaulding, m. 1785; David Fiske and Prudence Woods, his wife. Gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Abraham Libby and Mary Tarleton (1743-1836), his wife, m. 1765; Walter Robie and Susanna Hall (1744-1821), his wife, m. 1763; James Rideout and Mary, his wife, m. 1764. Gr-gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of John Robie and Anne Williams (1714-55), his wife, m. 1734. David Fiske (1760-1838), applied for a pension, 1818, in Hillsboro County and it was granted for service as private, New Hampshire Continental line. He was born in Dunstable; died in Nashua, N. H. John Robie (1712-88), signer of the Association Test of New Hampshire, 1776. He was born at Hampton Falls, N. H.; died in Candia. Walter Robie (1741-1818), was a member of the Provincial Congress from Chester, N. H., where he was born. He died
in Candia. James Rideout (1741-1809), served as a private in Capt. John Goss' company of Hollis volunteers. He was born and died in Hollis, NH. Abraham Libby (1739-99), was a sergeant in Capt. Joseph
Parson's company of state troops and member of Committee of Safety. He was born in Rye, N. H.; died in Chester, NH.


Hazen Fiske (1835-1909) in Whitfield NH to Ralph Fiske and Polly Abbott Walker daughter of Jeremiah Walker and Hannah Walker (Her last name was Walker too daughter of Samuel Walker and Hazel Haseltine). Ralph Fiske son of Asa Fiske (1775-1849) and Elizabeth "Betsey" Henry (1774-1858). Asa Fiske son of Aaron Fisk and Tabitha Metcalf.  "Betsey" Henry daughter of
Hazen married Martha Ann Chase in 1862. They had 1 Child Mary L Fiske married 1st Frederick Aldrich and 2nd Arthur W Wilkins. Hazen was Railroad

Adeline Fisk 1823-1902, born in Whitfield NH to Asa Fisk and Elizabeth Henry. She Married Lorenzo Johnson son of John Johnson and Sophia Abbott  on in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. They had 7 children. 

Lorenzo Johnson (1822-1900) born in Merrimack NH to John Johnson and Sophia Abbot. Married to Adeline Fisk, daughter of Asa Fisk and Elizabeth Henry
John Johnson was son of Nathan Johnson and Hannah Sargent. Hannah Sargent daughter of David Sargent and Jenney Eastman of Amesbury, Massachusetts. Jenney was the daughter of Roger Eastman and Rachel Nichols. 

James "Diamond Jim" Fiske 1834-1872 he was born in Bennington, Vermont to James Fiske and Laura Ryan. He married Lucy Moore at Ashland, Massachusetts, in the autumn of 1855. Her maiden name was Lucy D. Moore. She was an orphan, and a ward of Mr. Sanderson of Springfield. For two years previous to her marriage she attended the Brattleboro Female Seminary. 
He had no children and was assassinated in New York City on January 6, 1872. A great read "The Life and Times of Col. James Fisk, Jr: Being a Full and Impartial Account of the Remarkable Career of a Most Remarkable Man" by Robert W. McAlpine.


Alice Fisk (1841-1931) Born in Lancaster NH to Frederick Fisk (1808-1873) and Sarah Clark (1806-1886). She married Albert Stevens (1837-1898) in 1865 and had 2 children. Frederick was son of Asa Fisk and Betsey Henry. Albert was son of E F Stevens and Sarah Bradley. 




Albert Stevens 1837-1921 Born in Lancaster NH son of E.F. Stevens and Sarah Bradly spouse of Alice Fisk.

Clara T. Fisk 1850-1930. Born in West Boylston MA. Daughter of James Fisk and Maria Nichols, daughter of Thaddeus Nichols and Eunice Gleason of Holden, Massachusetts. Married George Murdock. They had no children. James Fiske was son of William Fiske and Dolly Wellington.


Curtis Bartlett Fisk 1836-1920 Born in Newbury VT, to Curtis Fisk and Sarah Cowdrey. Married Margaret Buchanan daughter of  Walter Buchanan and Margaret Lumsden in 1862 and had 2 children. 
Curtis was born in Newbury, NH son of Ebenezer Fisk (son of Samuel Bartlett Fisk and Vienna Estes) and and Sally Hood. Sarah was daughter of Jonathan Cowdrey and Deborah Tobey. 


Margaret Buchanan 1839-193-25 born in South Ryegate VT to Walter Buchanan and Margaret Lumsden. Wife to Curtis Bartlett Fisk. 


Charles Ballou Fiske 1862-1893 born in Providence RI to Edward Waterman Fiske and and Jane Ballou. Married Ruth Angell in 1887 and had 2 children. Charles sister Annie married Dexter B. Clark listed in Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book 1912 Member 33574 
Descendant of Noah Ballou.  Daughter of Edward W. Fiske and Jane Ballou, his wife. Granddaughter of Jonathan Ballou and Ann Hendrick, his wife. Gr.-granddaughter of Ziba Ballou and Molly Mason, his wife. Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Noah Ballou and Abigail Razee, his wife. Noah Ballou, (1728-1807), was a patriot and his son Noah received a pension as ensign. He was born in Wrentham. Mass.; died in Cumberland, Rhode Island. 

Edward Waterman Fiske 1834-1926 born in Coventry RI to Amos Fiske and Sarah Waterman. Married Jane Ballou in 1854 and had 1 child. Note: Daughters of the American Revolution 1931 and 1927 List Family.  

William Augustus Fiske (1837-1904) born in Warwick RI to Amos Fisk and Sarah Waterman. He married Susan Wyman Waterman (1841-1903), daughter of Oliver Gardner Waterman and Cynthia Ann Matteson in 1861 and had 2 children. NOTES: Oliver G Waterman was son of Col. William Waterman and Hannah Gardner. He married 1st Harriet Weeks. From Genealogy Records:
Col. John Waterman, born Aug. 25, 1730, married June 13, 1754. Sarah, daughter of Col. John Potter. Col. Waterman inherited the estate of his father. He defended Old Warwick from an invasion by the British in the Revolution at the time when the enemy was in possession of Newport, and was in command of a regiment which drove the British from the Island of Prudence at the time Wallace landed and burnt the houses on the Island. He was colonel of militia, for many years president of the town council, and member of the General Assembly, and held other responsible positions. Col. William Waterman, son of Col. John, born May 5, 1763, made his home in the town of Coventry, where he was engaged in farming. He was a soldier in the war of the Revolution, and received a pension from the government. He was a captain and later a colonel in the militia. His death occurred in Coventry, Nov. 8, 1848. On June 9. 1793, he married Hannah Gorton, widow of Benjamin Gorton and daughter of Capt. Oliver Gardner and Marcy Gorton. Captain Garner was son of Isaac Gardiner and Margaret Gardiner. See Gardner-Gardner Genealogy and from Boston Semi-Weekly Advertiser (MA), Oct. 15, 1825, p. 1:In E. Greenwich, R. I. capt. Oliver Gardner, aged 81--a worthy man in all the relations of life. Capt. G. was for 36 years an able and experienced nautical commander, both before and after the revolution. In 1776 he received a commission from Nicholas Cook, Esq. then Governor of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, to take command of the Row Galley called Washington, two of which species of armed vessels had been built by order of the General Assembly, to protect the trade of the Colony. In this service Capt Gardner continued some time when he was engaged in constant employ during the continuance of the war of Independence, with much credit to his courage and ability. He was employed to pilot the French fleet to Boston, which he performed with much skill, and when danger or duty called he was always at his post.

Jane Eliza Ballou 1836-1893 born in Cumberland RI to Jonathan Ballou and Anna Hendrick, daughter of Joseph Hendrick and Ruth Capron.  Wife of Edward Waterman Fiske. Jonathan Ballou was a merchant tailor for many years on Cumberland Hill, R. I., and later at Woonsocket. He was a rarity in his line at first, among us country folks of his native town, who had always before been mostly accustomed to home-made garments of female construction. But the new styles and more polished workmanship soon took the lead and became indispensable. Our Ballou cousin was a kind hearted, ingenious, industrious, accommodating, honest, worthy man in all his relations. And he achieved fair success in his business, though never acquiring great wealth—simply a comfortable competence. He was liberal in his religious sentiments, and humane toward suffering fellow creatures. He was for half a century much devoted to the Masonic Order, and deservedly respected for many virtues. We do not think he reached or sought much distinction in martial or political life, but contented himself with the even tenor of ordinary citizenship. As he descended into old age, he became a great sufferer from stone in the bladder, which at length wore him out. He died in the serene hope of a blessed immortality, at Woonsocket, Nov. 27, 1869, a. 77 yrs. 9 mos. and 28 ds. The writer ministered at his funeral, and his remains were buried with Masonic honors. His worthy widow d. at Woonsocket, May 1, 1884. From "An Elaborate History and Genealogy of the Ballous in America."

Sarah Fiske 1858-1951 was born in Providence RI to Edward Waterman Fiske and Jane Ballou. She married Albert Angell in 1878 and had 3 children. 

Walter E. Fiske 1866-1916. He was born in Providence RI to Edward Waterman Fiske and Jane Ballou. He married Minnie Moray in 1890. They had no children.

Susan Wyman Waterman she was born in Coventry RI to Oliver Waterman and Cynthia Matteson. She was the wife of William Augustus Fiske. See above.

Winthrop Fiske 1868-1963 born in Hartford CT to David Fiske and Annie Huse. He married 1st Mary E. Love, they had 2 children and 2nd Mabel Cilley and had 1 child.
A.B., cum laude. Harvard, 1890, A. M., 1896; m. Marlon, la., Sept. 2, 1897, Mary Edith Love. Began as teacher at Racine Coll. Grammar Sch., Wis., 1891; in charge of work in physics at Phillips Exeter Acad., Exeter, N.H., since 1899. Republican. Congllst. Mem. Delta Upsilon. Address: Exeter, N.H. From "Who's Who in New England. "Writes, March 18, 1908: "I am just where I was five years ago, have no more children, and have not married again." He is Instructor in Physics at Exeter Academy. From Harvard College Bulletin Class of 1890


Alice Norman Stebbins (1852-1913) born in Upton MA to Norman Stebbins and Alice Hayward. In 1873 she married Stephen Burlingame Fiske (1849-1904) and had 3 children. Stephen B Fiske son of Daniel Fisk and Ruth Burlingame daughter of  Abraham Burlingame and Sukey Fenner.



Charles Norman Fiske son of Stephen Burlingame Fiske and Alice Norman Stebbens as listed in Harvard University Book Attended Phillips Exeter Academy.
Harvard College 1894-1895. M.D., 1899 (1900). Married Helen Tucker Hawke, daughter of Admiral James T. Hawke of Mare Island, Cal., Sept. 25, 1902. Children John Norman, Nov. 15, 1903; Stephen Burlingame Fiske Oct. 30, 1907. Business Medical officer, United States Navy. Address (home) The Maples, Calistoga, Gal. (business) U.S.S. Utah, United States Atlantic Fleet, New York, N. Y. (permanent) Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Department, Washington, D. 0. Following my academic work in Harvard College I pursued the regular four years' course at the Harvard Medical School, upon the completion of which in 1899 I served out my interneship as house physician at the Boston City Hospital, and went to New York City to do special hospital work to finish preparation for the Navy. I was commissioned assistant surgeon on May 15, 1900. My promotion to passed assistant surgeon occurred in 1903, and to the grade of surgeon, with rank of lieutenant commander, in 1907. The following is a list of my stations or duties: 1900, United States Navy Yard, Boston; Fifth Battalion United States Marine, expedition Boxer insurrection, China; United States Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California; United States Naval Recruiting Stations, Sacramento, Stockton and San Jose, Cal.; U. S. S. Wheeling, Pacific and Asiatic stations. 1901, U. S. S. Mohican, Pacific and Asiatic stations. 1903, United States Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. 1905, United States Naval Medical School, Washington, D. C.; United States Naval Hospital, Puget Sound, Washington (substitute command); U. S. S. Marblehead, United States Pacific Fleet. 1906, at Fort Mason, earthquake and fire disaster, San Francisco; U. S. S. Yorktown, United States Pacific Fleet. 1907, United States Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California. 1908, United States Naval Recruiting Station, Boston, Mass. 1909, United States Navy Yard, Washington, D. C, senior medical officer; assistant in office of Surgeon General of Navy, in charge of personnel, vital statistics and publications; editor of United States Naval Medical Bulletin. 1910, instructor in naval hygiene and in duties of medical officers at United States Naval Medical School, Washington, D. C. 1911, U. S. S. Georgia, division surgeon, Fourth Division, United States Atlantic Fleet. 1912, U. S. S. Nebraska, Cuban and Mississippi River duty; U. S. S. Utah, division surgeon, First Division United States Atlantic Fleet. Books and articles which I have written: (co-author) System of Syphilis (London, 1910); various articles on naval medicine and hygiene published in United States Naval Medical Bulletin, American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Medical Sciences, The Military Surgeon, Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Congress on Hygiene and Demography. Member: American Public Health Association, American Medical Association, Association of Military Surgeons of United States, International Congress on Hygiene and Demography.
September 27, 1902 Wedding Announcement in the Portsmouth Herald FISKE-HAWKE



Charles Wallace Fiske 1833-1908 born in Cheshire, NH to Daniel Fiske and Esther Eaton, daughter of Moses Eaton and Esther Ware. Daniel married 2nd Betsey Eaton, Esther's first cousin. Betsey was the daughter of Samuel Eaton and Lucy Jewell. Samuel, son of Jeremiah Eaton and Elizabeth Woodcock was a soldier of the Revolution, having enlisted so young that he had to stuff the soles of his boots to make himself appear tall enough to pass muster. Samuel's brother Lemuel Eaton was a soldier of the Revolution; was in service when the British evacuated Boston, and later was in service at Ticonderoga; towards the close of the war he was stationed at the Castle in Boston Harbor. He married in  Sarah, daughter of Ebenezer Ware and Esther .  
Charles Wallace Fiske married Sarah Mathews and had 8 children. Sarah Mathews was daughter of Asa Mathews and Abigail Cheney.


Charles Wallace Fiske Photo from Ancestry.COM

David Fiske 1829-1876 Born in Lowell MA to Lewis Fiske and Mehitable Knowlton. Married Annie Eliza Huse daughter of Edward Huse and Mary Edwards (widow of Paige) in 1856 and had child. David died in Berlin, Prussia April 7, 1876. 



Annie Eliza Huse Born November 30, 1833 in Milton VT to Ebenezer Huse and Mary Edwards. Wife of David Fiske. D. August 5, 1892 in Lowell, MA. 

Mary Anna Fiske 1828-1897 born in Providence,  Rhode Island to Amos Fisk and Sarah Waterman Married Alfred Waterman in 1857 and had 1 child. 


Alfred Waterman (1826-1897) born in Providence, Rhode Island to Charles Waterman and Deborah Seamans. Husband to Mary Anna Fiske. 


Anne Fiske (1808-1875) born in Franklin, MA. wife of Daniel Fiske (1805-1882) Children Laura Ann Fiske and Hannah Fiske Woodward.  

was son of Daniel Fiske and Hudlah Fiske, daughter of Lt. William Fisk and Jemima Adams. Dabie Fisk


Moses Fiske (1825-1900) born in Hawley MA to David Fiske and Lydia Allen (1835-1907)  David Allen and Elizabeth Fiske. Moses married Rebecca Howes (1835-), daughter of Marke Howes (1802-1884) and Thankful Eldridge on Febuary 4, 1863 and had 4 children: Francis Freeman "Franco" Fiske, Frederick Gilbert Fiske, Alice M Fiske Fairman, and Cordelia H Fiske Presho. 
Marke Howes son of son of Mark Howes (1765-1853) and his 2nd wife, Susanna Alden (1768-1852) of Ashfield, MA. Notes Markes Howes was son of Thomas "Sailor Tom" Howes and Bathsheba Sears who moved to Ashfield about 1791 from Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Barnstable, MA. married 1) Abigail "Nabby" Gorham b. 1766 in Yarmouth, MA, d. 1792 New Haven, CONN, married 2) Susannah Alden of Ashfield, MA on Mar 7, 1793 recorded at Ashfield, Mass. 

Mabel Jane Carrey. Born in Milford NH to Wilfred Carrey and Emma Perry. She married Wilfred Fiske in 1887 and had 1 child. 

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