GARFIELD FAMILIES NEWSLETTER
                 
JULY 2002

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Jimmy Fagerburg                                                                                            Dick Garfield
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Dear Readers:
Another month has come and gone, here in Florida it was a hot one, and I understand the rest of the country was pretty warm also.The last of the sweet corn was frozen last week, blackberry jam made and blueberries picked, summer squash over, and picked the last watermelon. Pulled the carrots, but have tomatoes, peppers and eggplant still growing along with the sweet potatoes.   Had quite a bit of activity on the site this past month and it is still growing thanks to you our readers. Had an e-mail from a Garfield researcher in UK, waiting for his OK to print what he had to say. [(He e-mailed me back and said I could print his letter along with his e-mail address so anyone who wants to can e-mail him)] 
I think you will enjoy this issue of the Garfield Families Newsletter. Dick

WE GET LETTERS

Thank you for an excellent site, my name is philip lloyd my garfield connection is by
my grand-mother margaret emma john `nee` garfield . i have been following her
g. grandfather john garfield 1831-1893 born in little heath bromsgrove woc`s
england. i have been working on a data -base for the u.k. garfields, recording all
garfield events that i can find.  At the moment i have over 4000 recorded event`s  which i have taken from the 1881 census ,the i.g.i. which i have broken down disreguarding all the double entries and misleading infomation it as taken many hours sorting the good from the bad, i am also adding data from the g.r.o . at the moment i have nearly completed all the birth index , as you known it covers the time zone of 1837 to the present day, well untill 1993 any way . My data-base as many other souces . i`am stil adding to the collection of data. i found you`re site very interesting and i will keep an eye on it ,i have been looking for a conection with the english garfield`s and the american garfields, there is a link or there would not be any garfields in america. if i can collect enough information the link may be found. I know that there will be more than one garfield family that crossed over to america but if you check you will find that the grafield name is quite rare even in the u.k. My garfield family are mainly found in wales mostly  originating from john garfield 1831-1893 "bromsgrove".  if any of you`re american garfield
researchers would like me to search my u.k. data-base i would very happy to help. any infomation on the u.k. side would be very helpful. again thanks for an excellent web site. " only found the web site by chance glad i did ."


Thank you for getting back to me i have visited youre web site ouite often and find it one
of the best laid out site`s that that i have come across and i`ve spent a long time
looking for garfield`s on the web . please print anything i write any connection with any
infomation will help everyone . i `am quite for you happy to print my e -mail address, and please add me to youre list for the newsletter i found it very intresting.

HIS E-MAIL ADDRESS IS: Philip Lloyd at wnidimm@tiscali.co.uk

Hi Dick,
Just finished reading your June news letter and thought I'd drop you a line with some information that I have--don't know if you already have it but will send it anyway.
Frederick Emmit Garfield married Emma Rosetta Martin March 5, 1875 in Indiana. Emma was the daughter of David Stuck Martin and Serena Puderbaugh (Puterbaugh, Butterbaugh) I have a great amount of information on the Puderbaugh family if anyone needs it. Be more than happy to share anything that I have. I also have a picture of the home that Elijah Garfield and Emma lived in in Oak, Nebraska with some of the family members in the front of the house. I have some information on the Martin family and pictures. Has anyone figured out where Elijah Garfield fits into the Garfield line yet?
Keep up the great work on the web site. Always enjoy catching up on the family history!!!
Also, if anyone is working on the Fuller line, I have some pictures of the graves in Crawford, Nebraska--thanks to Shirley Stetson.
As always, Phyllis Fuller Stark
Thanks for the kind words Phyllis, we will take any information you wish to pass along to us, and would love to have copies of those pictures to add to the ones we already have on file here on the site, Dick.

Dick,
I am so impressed! I've only read to the end of the letter transcribed by Lawrence and I am so excited about the amount of information out there. Perhaps we all have a piece of the Garfield puzzle. To ourselves it may not seem important, because it's not the piece we, oursselves are looking for, but the piece that someone else has been looking for. And perhaps through this newsletter, we can all solve our own part of the puzzle and put our puzzles together. Please tell Lawrence to transcribe the other letter for us and I have a suggestion as to how to preserve these fragile treasures. Perhaps he could take them and have them laminated. We have a small newspaper here in Strum and they can laminate documents for only a few dollars. Love, Chrissy
If everybody sent me one piece of Garfield Family information each month and we printed it, just think of the amount of help that would be available to all of us. How about it Lawrence, I think they want more letters if possible, thanks. Dick

Dick and Jim-
I was overwhelmed with the contents of your latest newsletter which had a transcription of a letter from Selucius Garfield to his brother Moses Averill Garfield provided by Lawrence Garfield. Selucius was my great great grandfather. How remarkable that a letter of his has survived all these years. I would love to get Lawrence's e-mail address to contact him directly. Selucius was quite an interesting man and I would be happy to prepare a bio for him for your newsletter if you think others would be interested.
Pamela Brett in Berkeley, California.
Pamela, you write the bio and I'll print it and I am sure the readers would be interested in reading it, also I e-mailed Lawrence your address and asked him to contact you,  Dick

So glad to be on this mailing list.  Very interesting.  Thank you.  alm
Thanks Alm, Dick

GARFIELD FAMILY STORY

REFLECTIONS OF ST. CHARLES


"Among the most popular of these "hotels" was the Garfield House,
operated by Timothy and Harriet Garfield of Vermont".


  Timothy Powers Garfield was born March 14, 1797 in Rockingham,VT to Enoch
and Martha (Patty) Powers Garfield. Timothy moved to Mt. Holly Township VT. where
he met and married Harriet Frost, who was born in 1799.

  After traveling from Vermont to Illinois, the Garfields expanded the first settler's log
home at  a "Y" junction where roads from Sycamore and  Oregon, IL  met and led to
Chicago. They bedded down travelers for the night and provided hearty meals from 1841
to 1851. By 1846 their stagecoach business had grown to such an extent that it was
necessary to augment the log house  with a  11 room brick building. Garfield made each
brick himself from clay dug out of nearby fields. There were 80,000 in all. After the
Timothy Garfield family built the 1846 brick house on their family farm , it became a
center for community activity, a shelter from storm and hunger for hundreds of teamsters
and travelers, a ballroom for jubilant Fourth of July dances, a meeting place to raise
money for charity, and just a place to drop in for good company and hard cider, Garfield's
Inn began as a center for life in the new settlement.

  "Their business came to a sudden close in 1851, when steam engines came chugging
across the prairie and put the old stagecoach routes to rest, but the Garfield's did not let
those eleven rooms go to waste. They raised eight children there, and for the next 95
years the farm was the place to return to for the Garfield children and grandchildren, a
lovely old landmark on Garfield Road, just  north of Illinois Rt. 38, the old Lincoln
Highway. Elva Ruth Garfield, last owner and granddaughter of Timothy and Harriet
Garfield, brought together the descendants, friends and neighbors throughout the Fox
Valley to share the experience of homecoming and reunion on October 13, 1946, the
centennial of the tavern's construction.

  As the post war era began eliminating from memory the sense of community, Elva
Garfield sought valiantly to continue sharing her family's experience of American
heritage with all. She invited school children to tour her grandfather's farm.
 
  Recognizing her own mortality and wanting to share the sense of community, she and
neighbors founded Garfield Farm Museum to teach America's prairie farm heritage.
Where settlers gathered, where families reunited, now a community of supporters from
2500 households in 37 states and 4 countries invite the public to come together to
discover and help save the history, farming and nature of the once vast Illinois prairie.

  In the Thurs., Jan. 5, 1978 edition of the "Daily Courier News", the obituary of Elva
Garfield appears. She died Dec. 30, 1977 at the age of 85 and is buried in the private
Garfield Cemetery just across from the old homestead. Miss Garfield was a graduate of
an Illinois Normal School and later attended Columbia University from which she
graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She also taught in California for a while and then spent many
years caring for various members of her family. She lived long enough to see the
realization of her dream that the family home and surrounding acreage would be saved
for posterity."

  NOTE:   Garfield Farm and Tavern, listed in the National Register of Historic Sites, is
a 281 acre farmstead and former 1840s teamster inn 40 miles west of Chicago and 5 miles
west of Geneva, Ill. on Route 38 and Garfield Road. The buildings and 163 acres were
donated by the third generation owner, Miss Elva Ruth Garfield, and are being restored
and developed as a living historic 1840s farm museum by the nonprofit Garfield Heritage
Society, Inc. and the Campton Historic Agricultural Lands, Inc.  In July 2002, the
adjacent 95 acre Edward Everett Garfield farmstead, first claimed by Timothy and
developed by his 2nd youngest son in 1859, will be purchased from the Mongerson
Brothers to establish a solid block of farmland (376 acres) bounded by highways and
preserved public property to maintain a rural setting in a rapidly suburbanizing area.

  Supported by donations and volunteer labor, the museum is a means of educating the
public how people of a pre-mechanized period solved the daily challenges of survival,
while the visitor discovers the basic of agricultural production. This in turn, will
demonstrate the value and need for conservation of manmade, natural and economic
resources to stimulate thought for future planning.

  As an oasis among'st encroaching suburban development, where modern day
pressures can be traded for those of the mid-19th. century, acreage will be set aside for
wildlife and plant refuge, prairie, woodland and wetland restoration, 1840s farming
methods and sustainable farming and gardening research. This will be achieved by
employing the rules of authentic restoration, historic interpretation, archaeological
exploration, environmental conservation, and academic research.

  FYI:  Elva-8/Robert-7/Timothy-6/Enoch-5/Samuel-4/Lt. Thomas-3/
Capt. Benjamin-2/Edward-1.

Visit the Garfield Farm Inn and Museum at:
www.garfieldfarm.org 

or email Jerome Johnson, Executive Director at:
garfarm@elnet.com

NOTICE     NOTICE     NOTICE     NOTICE

Jerry says they are working on a GARFIELD-MIGHELL Family Reunion for the last part of July 2003. All Garfields & Mighells or prior Garfields & Mighells are invited.

   MARK YOUR CALENDAR

I plan on being there and hope to get to meet a lot you there also!

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From: Commemorative Biographical and Historical Record of Kane County, Illinois.
Chicago: Beers, Leggett and Company, 1888. pp. 442-43.


Timothy P. Garfield came to Kane County, Ill., in 1837, on a prospecting tour, seeking a location for a home; he returned the same year to Mount Holly, Vt., where he then resided. The beautiful and fertile country that he had seen in the valley of the Fox River had, however, made such a favorable impression on his mind, that, in 1841, with his wife, Harriet Frosh Garfield, and their family of four boys and four girls, migrated to Kane County; he soon afterward bought a claim with a 16 x 18 feet log house erected thereon,
on the southeast quarter of Section 26, in Campton Township. Into this habitation they moved with their family; subsequently an addition, 18 x 20, was made to the house, which remained unchanged until 1846, when he built the brick residence now occupied by his son, Robert M. From nearly his first settlement until 1852 he conducted a hotel at that place, and until his death was known as one of the most enterprising and substantial men of the county, taking an active part in the public affairs of his vicinity, and was a stanch Whig. He served his township as assessor, treasurer, school inspector, etc.;
he was a practical surveyor, and acted in that capacity in laying out nearly all the roads of his vicinity, surveying farms, etc. He was noted for energy in the management of his affairs, and at his death, March 27, 1859, he left an estate of 510 acres of land, located on Sections 25, 26, 27, 35 and 36 in Campton Township. His widow died November 3, 1869, and they lie side by side in the family burial lot on the old homestead.


GARFIELD HISTORY

VITAL RECORDS TO 1850
PRINCETON, MA

PRINCETON MARRIAGES

GARFIELD:

Aaron (of Warwick) to Silence Rolph, Aug. 10, 1791
Abigail to Jonas Clap (of Rutland), INT. Nov. 1, 1787
Daniel (from Spencer) to Dorothy Mirick, Feb. 17, 1788
Dorothy to Sherebiah Hunt (of Ashburnham), April 12, 1796
Joseph (of Spencer) to Betsey Elizabeth Mirick, Jan 12, 1790
Moses to Abigail mason, Sept. 12, 1790
Moses Jr., to Hannah Hoit, June 13, 1819
Moses to Mrs. Polly Page (of Jaffrey, N.H.), INT Nov. 13, 1821
Nabby (Abigail ?) to Jonas Clap, Jan. 17, 1788
Paul to Sophia Rice, March 31, 1822
Paul to Alona Cheever, Nov. 30, 1843

PRINCETON BIRTHS

GARFIELD:

Ellen-Maria, dau. Paul and Alona, Aug. 28, 1846
Hannah-Mason, dau. Moses and Abigail, Jan 25, 1791
Hannah-Maria, dau. Moses and Hannah, Jan. 24, 1834
Joel, son Moses and Hannah, March 3, 1822
Lucy-E., dau. Moses and Hannah, Sept 27, 1837
Margaret-Ann, dau. Moses and Hannah, June 20, 1831
Moses, son Moses and Abigail, April 6, 1794
Moses-G., son Moses and Hannah, May 24, 1824
Moses-M., son Moses and Hannah, Jan. 29, 1828
Nathaniel, son Nathaniel and Eunice, July 15, 1795
Paul, son Moses and Abigail, April 12, 1798
Paul, son Moses and Hannah, March 12, 1820
_______, child Moses and Hannah, June 6, 1826(see below---George-W)

PRINCETON DEATHS

GARFIELD:

Abigail, wife of Moses, Dec. 18, 1817 (Dec. 17, a. 49, c.r.)
George-W., son of Moses and Hannah-H, June 14, 1826, (a. 8 days. G.R.)
Hannah-Mason, dau. of Moses and Abigail, June 25, 1811
_____child of Moses, May 10, 1792 P.R.
Moses-G., son of Moses and Hannah, Nov. 29, 1826 {Hannah-H, a. 2.6.5, G.R}
_______infant of Moses and Hannah, June 14, 1826 (same as above)

GAFFORD: (Garfield?)

Thomas, Buried June 27, 1811 P.R.

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Once again Jayne Pawlisa has worked hard to decipher the copies of the original Wills
of Ebenezer Garfield that were sent to us by Susan McIlvene of Shrewsbury, MA.
Thanks ever so much Jayne and Susan.

EBENEZER GARFIELD'S WILL:
[Ebenezer was the son of Daniel & Mary (Crouch) Garfield,
Grandson of Samuel & Mary (Benfield) Garfield, and G Grandson
of Edward Garfield of Kilsby, England and Waterton, MA.]
He was born 06/23/1724 and died 05/12/1799
His wife Mary, was born in 1726 and died 09/26/1799
(All words, wording, spelling, punctuation and capitalization are as written in will...
this is the first of two wills executed by Ebenezer Garfield)

From Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts,
Volumn 29, pages 112 & 113

In the name of God, Amen, this Sixth Day of July on Thousand Seven hundred and ninty three. I Ebenezer Garfield of Shrewsbury in the County of Worcester Commonwealth of Massachusetts-----being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory. Praised be God, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed to all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body I recommend to be buired in Christian decent burial according to the direction of my Executor nothing counting but at the general Resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and astounding faith. My worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to help me within this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner form. My will is that my just Debts and funeral charges be paid by my Executor.........

In promise I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Mary Garfield the improvement of one half of my real and personal Estate, during her natural life free of all charge to her. Also the improvement and use of all my following household furniture.......also fuel cut and brought into the house as much as she needeth to burn. Also a house for her to live when she needeth.

Item.  I give to my daughter Mary Garfield five shillings which with what she has before  
         had is her full share of my Estate. Then I give to my son Abijah all my real and
         personal Estate after the decease of my wife excepting what is called the Doctor
         Field and one other piece of land adjoining Deacon William Knowltons land. This
         fullfilling the contents of this my last Will and Testament.....

Item. I give to my son Daniel Garfield one pound which with what he has before had is
        his full share of my Estate............

Item. I give to my Daughter Rachel Hastings, four pounds which is her full share of my
        Estate............

Item. I give to my grandchildren, the children of my Daughter Esther Pierce, share and
        share alike the whole of my household furniture which I sent to their mother. Also
        three notes of hand signed by Mary Garfield of six pound value. Also the cow which
        their mother had which is their full share of my Estate..........

Item. I give to my grandson Ebenezer Garfield that piece of land called the Doctor Field
        and another piece of land adjoining Deacon William Knowltons land, also my best
        suit of clothes, and my French Gun and my best ax...........

My will is that my household furniture be equally divided between these two daughters Mary Garfield and Rachel Hastings and my grandchildren the children of my daughter Esther Pierce, they to share alike in one third part. My will is that my son Abijah Garfield have two years after my decease to pay the Legacy to Rachel Hastings. Furthermore I constitute make and ordain my trusty friend Thomas Knowlton sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament ............and I hereby utterly disallow Revoke and Dismiss ever other will by me......... any way, before named, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last  Will and Testament, in witness whereof I have herewith set my had and seal the day and year above written...........

Signed, Sealed, published pronounced and declared by the said Ebenezer Garfield to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us
                                            Samuel Brigham
                                            David Brigham                        Ebenezer Garfield (Seal)
                                            Thos. Knowton

Worcester St. Ma. Probate Court holden at Worcester within and for the County of Worcester on the first Tuesday in August Anno Domini (AD) 1799.......before me Joseph Door Esq. (Seal) Judge of the Probate and Wills before said County........... an Instrument purporting the last Will and Testament of Ebenezer Garfield late of Shrewsbury in the said County of Worcester document bearing Date of July 6, 1793 having been logged in the Registry of Probate for said County by Mr. Thomas Knowlton, the Executor therein named, and presented for Probate. Present, Samuel Brigham, David Brigham, and Thomas Knowlton, who made oath that they saw the said Ebenezer Garfield sign and Seal and heard him pronounce and declare the said Instrument to be his last Will and Testament; and that the said Ebenezer Garfield was, at the time of executing the said Instrument of deposing mind and memory and that they did in the presence of the said Ebenezer and in the presence of each other, did sign their names as witness to the execution of the said Instrument...........and whereas Daniel Garfield one of the sons of the said Ebenezer Garfield appears and objects to the Probate of the said Instrument as the last Will and Testament of the said Ebenezer, alleging that the said Ebenezer intending to destory and nullify the said Instrument did for that purpose tear or cause to be torn from the Same his name and Seal, the truth of which allegation and assessment the said Thomas Knowlton denies..........and now having fully heard the said parties as well in person as by Council, and duly considered all the facts and evidents offered within in support of or against the validity of the said Insrtument, it does not appear to me the said Judge, that the said Ebenezer Garfield did tear or remove his name and Seal from the said Instrument with intent to destroy the same, but that the said tearing and severing was affected, within by some other hand or by the said Ebenezer accidentally without design........I do therefore approve and allow the said Instrument as the last Will and Testament of the said Ebenezer Garfield. Wherefore thereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed the Seal of the Worcester County Probate this sixth day of August, being the dated of aforesaid, AD 1799.
                                            Jos. Dorr      Judge of Probate
________________________

This is the second last Will and Testament of Ebenezer Garfield allegedly written on April 12, 1799, to destroy and nullify his first last Will and Testament of July 6, 1793

In the name of God Amen, this 12th. Day of April 1799, I Ebenezer Garfield of Shrewsbury in the County of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory Praise be to God and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed to all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say Principally and first of all I give and remand my Soul into the hand of God who gave it and my body remains to be buired in Christian Descent burial according to the direction of my Executor nothing counting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and astounding faith. My worldly estate as it hath pleased God to help me within this life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner form. My Will is that my just Debts and funeral charges be paid by Executor.......

In promise I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Mary Garfield the improvements of one half of my real and personal estate, during her natural life free of all charge to her. Also the improvement and use of all my following household furniture........also fuel cut and brought into the house as much as she needeth to burn. Also a house for her to live when she needeth.

Item. I give to my daughter Mary Garfield six shillings, which with what she has before
        had is her full share of my Estate..........

Item. I give to my son Abijah Garfield all my real and personal Estate excepting the
        Doctor Field as is called and a piece of land on Boston Mill so called, and on other
        piece of land adjoining Deacon William Knowltons land, this fulfilling the contents
        of this my last Will and Testament.........

Item. I give to my son Daniel Garfield three dollars and thirty three cents.

Item. I give to my daughter Rachel Hastings ten dollars which with what she hath before  
        had in her share of my Estate.......

Item. I give to my grandchildren, the children of my daughter Esther Pierce, share an
        share alike.........

My Will is that my son Abijah have two years after my decease to pay the legacy to Rachel Hastings...........

Furthermore, I constitute make and ordain my hearty friend Thomas Knowlton and my daughter Mary Garfield Executors of this my last Will and Testament........ and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and dismiss ever other will by me..........any way, before named, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my lat Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal the day and year above written..........

Signed, Sealed, published pronounced and declared by said Ebenezer Garfield to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us.
                                          Samuel Brigham
                                          David Brigham                     Ebnezer Garfield (Seal)
                                          Timothy Underwood

Worcester St. Ma. Probate Court holden at Wocester within and for the County of Worcester on the first Tuesday in July Anno Domini (AD) 1799........the above written instrument purporting the (Seal) last Will and Testament of Ebenezer Garfield late of Shrewsbury in said County, document having been forwarded for Probate and the widow and him attendent to the Estate of said decease having been asked to show cause if any they had, and why the said Instrument should or should not be approved as the last Will and Testament of the said Ebenezer. Samuel Brigham, David Brigham and Timothy Underwood attending witnesses to the said Instrument, who made oath that they saw Ebenezer Garfield sign and seal and heard him declare the said Instrument to be his last Will and Testament, and that according to the best of their judgement the said Ebenezer was at the time of executing the said Instrument, of sound and Dispoeing mind and memory, and they set their names as witnesses to the execution of the same in the presence of the said Ebenezer Garfield.............at the same time, Daniel Garfield and Mary Garfield children of the said deceased, appearing and objecting to the Probate of the said Instrument as the last Will and Testament of the said Ebenezer Garfield alleging that he was not of disposing mind and memory at the time of executing the same ....... after a full hearing and having duly considered and weighed all the evidence afford on the subject, I am of opinion that the said Ebenezer at the time of executing the said Instrument was not of sound and disposing mind and memory.............I do not, therefore, approve and allow the said Insrtument as the last Will and Testament of the said Ebenezer Garfield.........In testimony whereof. I herewith put my hand and seal of the Court of Probate the day and year above mentioned............
                                                                                       Jos. Dorr  Jof Probate
Entered from the original file     .....?.....Wheeler, Reg.

UNIDENTIFIED GARFIELDS

Does anybody have any information as to whom the parents of John might be??

John Garfield/Gaffield
1772 - 1854


John Garfield/Gaffield was born May 22, 1772, his death records show that he was born in
Southbourgh, MA - The Vital Records states he was from Grafton, MA, parents unknown. John married on September 28, 1794 in Upton, MA. Elizabeth Alrich, born December 6, 1776 in Northbridge, MA.
Elizabeth died September 30, 1847, probably in Lawrence, MA.
John was married as GARfield but he was buired as GAFfield when he died on April 20, 1854 in Lawrence, MA.

John and Elizabeth had 13 children.

(1) Sally: b. June 12, 1795 in Bradford, VT or Townsend, VT married 1st.
             a Mr. Rowell and they had at least 2 sons, one of which was a
             physician in Durham, Canada. Sally married 2nd. a Tim Dudley
             and they also had children.

(2) Jasper: b. November 2, 1796 in Bradford, VT or Townend, VT. Jasper
                married on May 5, 1823 a Nancy Wood from and in Upton, MA.

(3) John: b. May 17, 1798 in Bradford, VT and married a Joanna Pierce
             b. in 1802 in Grafton, MA. John and Joanna had at least 7 children.
                   (A) Reuben J.: b. May 22, 1834 who married Sarah Christie Wright on
                         November 13, 1866 Reuben and Sarah had at least 2 children.
                              (a)Floyd Bodon b. September 24, 1867 in Bradford, VT.
                              (b) Charles b. February 14, 1870 in Newbury, VT.
                   (B) Emery
                   (C) Moses
                   (D) John Elbridge
                   (E) Joanna
                   (F) Gustavus
                   (G) Chastina, who married Joe W. Abbott in 1849

(4) Emery: b. July 25, 1799 in Bradford, VT and married on May 4, 1823 Betsey
                Harrington from Burlington, MA.

(5) Clark: b. December 16, 1800 in Bradford, VT. it is though that Clark drifted
                  south into either Alabama or Tennessee.

(6) Betsey: b. December 5, 1802 in radford, VT and married Tim Cass
                Betsey and Tim had at least 4 children.
                   (A) George
                   (B) Kara
                   (C) Edwin
                   (D) Henry

(7) Josiah: b. November 13, 1804 in Bradford, VT. d. March 17, 1876 in Bradford, VT
                married on September 27, 1835 Climena Banfill b. July 3, 1806 in
                Corinth, VT. Climena d. January 6, 1895.
                Josiah and Climena had 6 children:
                    (A) Gardner J. b. January 8, 1837 Bradford, VT. d. February 20, 1911
                          Bradford, VT. married on April 28, 1863 Mary Elizabeth Manson
                          b. September  27, 1840 - d. April 30, 1902 in Bradford, VT.
                          Gardner and Mary had 4 children:
                                 (a) Abbie Maria b. June 6, 1865 Bradford, VT. d. December 19,                                                 1944 married on June 1, 1903 Minor E. Pratt.
                                 (b) George Robert b. April 13, 1867 Bradford, VT d. November
                                      21, 1888 of Typhoid Fever
                                 (c) Mary Lura b. May 31, 1869 Bradford, VT d. January 3, 1888
                                      of Typhoid Fever
                                 (d) Charles Manson b. April 3, 1871 Bradforf, VT d. March 6, 1939
                                      Bradford, VT married September 18, 1894 Carrie May Dodge
                                      b. April 12, 1865 Vineland, NJ d. April 21, 1932.
                                      Charles and Carrie had 5 children:
                                             (aa) Madeline b. October 22, 1895 Bradford, VT d. April
                                                    7, 1984 Bradford, VT married on October 14, 1919
                                                    Paul O. Dimick b. June 4, 1898 d. February 15, 1993.
                                                    Madeline and Paul had 3 cildren:
                                             (bb) George Dodge b. December 9, 1896 Bradford, VT.
                                                     d. March 30, 1974 in NH married on May 12, 1934
                                                     Ruth Jennie Lyon b. June 25, 1905 Orleans, VT
                                                     d. July 18, 1992 in NH.   
                                                     George and Ruth had 2 children
                                                          (aaa) John married Ursula, 2 children
                                                          (bbb) Faith married John, 2 children
                                             (cc) Mary Elizabeth b. September 22, 1899 Bradford, VT
                                                    d. Abt 1993 married on June 28, 1958 A. Leonard
                                                    Page. Divorced, no children
                                             (dd) Nellie Evelyn b. December 2, 1903 Badford, VT
                                                    d. May 28, 1996 in NH. married on August 20, 1929
                                                    Ruel e. Tucker b. November 26, ???? d. April 27,                                                                  1966. They had 1 child
                                             (ee) Alice Louise b. June 10, 1907 Bradford, VT d. July 6,                                                             1988 in NH married on August 25, 1934 Alva G.                                                                      Niebels b. January 17, 1906 d. March 25, 2000, they
                                                    had 2 children
                    (B) Erastus C. b. December 7, 1840 Bradford, VT  d. April 4, 1917 in                                            Boston, MA. had 2 marriages - no children.
                    (C) William P. b. March 15,1839 Bradford, VT  d. March 15, 1905 in
                         Fairlee, VT.
                    (D) Mary Mandana b. December 29, 1842 in Bradford, VT  d. January
                         22, 1904  Bradford, VT married J.B.Munn, they had some children.
                    (E) George E. b. September 29, 1845 Bradford, VT  d. January 6, 1884
                         Bradford, VT married Jennie Eliza Waterman. They had 2 children.
                               (a) Florence b. June 11, 1875 Bradford, VT  d. July 13, 1963
                                    married on June 2, 1897 William S. Spencer b. August 8, 1870
                                    in VT.  d. April 12, 1961.
                               (b) Daughter
                    (F) Ann Maria b. August 7, 1851 Bradford, VT  d. December 29, 1915

(8) Thomas: b. April 16, 1806 in Bradford, VT. it is believd that
                  Thomas moved into the Boston, MA area.

(9) Reuben: b. November 11, 1808 in Bradford, VT and married Lydia H. ??
                  There is a possibility of a child named Abigale Aldrich Gafield
                  b. May 1, 1829 in Topsham, VT.

(10) Cynthia: b. April 18, 1810 - died April 18, 1811

(11) Abner: b. May 5, 1813 in Bradford, VT.

(12)Laury A.: b. April 21, 1815 in Bradford, VT and married on December 7, 1843
                    Calvin Hony of Lowell, MA.

(13) Chastina: b.April 18, 1821 in Bradford, VT and married on October 3, 1841
                     Timothy Smith of Lowell, MA.

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