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v. Ames,* b. in Manchester, June 24,1723; bapt. June 30, 1723;
died there March 4, 1802.
vi. Anna, b. in Manchester, Jan. 26, 1726-7 ; bapt. Jan. 29,
1727; d. there Feb. 2, 1726-7.
He m. (2) in Boston, Nov. 6, 1733, Mary Saunders of Boston. She d. in Manchester, Mass., Feb. 3,1734-5. They had one child:
vii. Josiah, b. in Manchester, Jan. 24, 1734-5; bapt. Feb. 2,
1734-5; d. deranged in the alms-house in Gloucester,! Jan. 31, 1806.
He m. (3) in Ipswich, April 5, 1736, Sarah Choate4: of Ipswich. Their children were:
viii. Thomas,§ bapt. in Manchester, Jan. 16, 1737; was a private
soldier in Capt. Andrew Marsters' company, which marched, on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Manchester to Medford, and was afterward a private in Capt. Richard Dodge's company, Col. Samuel Gerrish's regiment, and in Capt. Robert Dodge's company, Col. Jonathan Titcomb's regiment. He d. in Manchester, Dec. 27, 1781, aged 45 years.
4. ix. John, b. in Manchester, Aug. 7, bapt. Aug. 12, 1739.
5. x. Ezekiel, bapt. in Manchester, March 29, 1741.
xi. Samuel, bapt. in Manchester, Nov. 4, 1744.
xii. Sarah. Her intentions of marriage with Joseph Knight, Jr.,
were published in Manchester, Nov. 27, 1773. They were never married, and she died in Manchester, July 22, 1774, aged 27 or 28 years.
He m. (4) (published April 28, 1753) Sarah Davis) of Gloucester, who survived him, and d. a widow, in Manchester, Oct. 27, 1807, aged 80 years. His children by his fourth wife, both born in Manchester, were:
xiii. Mary Saunders, b. March 1, 1754; bapt. Oct 3, 1756; d.
unm. before 1785.
6. xiv. Samuel, b. March 12, 1756; bapt. Oct. 3, 1756.
4. John4 Cheever (Ames,3 Samuel,* EzekieV), yeoman; born in Manchester, Mass., Aug. 7, 1739. In the expedition against Crown Point and Ticonderoga in 1758, he was a private soldier in Capt. Andrew Gidding's company of footie in a regiment of pro
* He taught school in Manchester and Salem, and preached occasionally, and hence was sometimes called Rev. Ames Cheever.
Nathan Cheever, who taught school in Manchester in 1743, as appears by the selectmen's Account Book under date of June 30 and Sept. 14 of that year, was a son of Nathan and Hannah (Brooks) Cheever, and grandson of the Rev. Thomas Cheever. He was born in that part of Boston which is now Chelsea, Jan. 15,1722, and was living in 1777, but at the time of the division of his father's real estate in 1788, was already deceased, having left a widow Elizabeth and five children. See Middlesex and Suffolk Probate Records and N.-E. Hist, and Gen. Register, xxxviii. 185.
t Babson's Hist, of Gloucester, 329. J N.-E. Eist. and Gen. Register, xv, 293.
j Lexington Alarm Roll, xii. 189. Muster Rolls, Mil. 13:7., xviii. 153, et al.
At a town meeting held in Manchester, Sept. 11, 1780, it was "Voted thatye Selectmen & Commett should Meet togeather & make up an Accoumpt what Thomas Cheever should have out of ye Mony that that the Town Gave Him as a solder for six months Service and Did Not Tarry and The Remainder if he Refuses to Pay back to Sue him Emediatly By The Treasurer." (Town Records, iv. 182.)
U Babson's Hist, of Gloucester, 77. T Muster Rolls, xcvi. 511.
vincial troops, of which Jonathan Bagley, Esq., was colonel, and was in the skirmish of July 6, 1758, made memorable by the death of Lord Howe, two days before the repulse of Abercrombie at Ticonderoga. He was fond of relating in his old age the incidents of the fight, every particular of which he well remembered. He saw Lord Howe push forward when the firing began in the immediate front, and, a few moments after, saw the lifeless body carried to the rear.
He was a private soldier in Capt. Andrew Marsters' company,* which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Manchester to Medford. At a town meeting, held in Manchester, Dec. 29, 1776, he was chosen one of a committee to levy a tax for soldiers' bounties; and at town meetingsJ held March 18, 1776, and March 9, 1778, he was chosen one of the committee of correspondence, safety and inspection. He held numerous other offices in the gift of the town, and was one of the Selectmen for the years 1776, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1787 and 1789.
He m. (1) in Ipswich, June 15, 1769, Sarah Butler of Ipswich. She d. in Manchester, Sept. 8, 1797. He m. (2) in Manchester, April 13, 1802, Ruth Allen,§ and d. there Dec. 25, 1821, aged 82 years. Letters of administration on his estate, which was appraised at $5,047, were issued Jan. 1, 1822, to John Cheever, Jr., his eldest son. His widow d. in Manchester, Dec. 5, 1824, aged 71 years. His children, all by his first wife and all b. in Manchester, Mass., were:
i. John, b. May 6, 1785; m. in Manchester, March 29, 1807,
Elizabeth Lee, dau. of John and Elizabeth Lee. He was one of the selectmen for many years, and was a representative in the legislature of 1829. He d. in Manchester, Nov. 22, 1841, without issue. His widow m. (2) in Manchester, Dec. 10, 1844, Joseph Hooper.
ii. Sarah, b. Nov. 18, 1787; m. in Manchester, Mass., Oct. 22,
1808, Capt. Jonathan Hassam,|| and died there Aug. 19, 1848.
iii. Mary, b. June 19, 1790; m. in Manchester, March 24, 1814,
Joseph Allen.IT 7. iv. Jacob, b. Dec. 20, 1791.
5. Ezekiel" Cheevee (Ames,3 Samuel,2 Uzekiel1), yeoman; bapt. in Manchester, Mass., March 29, 1741; m. in Ipswich, Dec. 6, 1770, Susanna Butler of Ipswich, a sister of the wife of his brother John Cheever. She d. in Manchester, May 15, 1826, aged 82, and he d. there July 14, 1826. Their children were:
* Lexington Alarm Roll, xii. 189.
t Town Records, iv. 162. t Ibid. iv. 158,171.
6 Genealogy of the Allen Family. Hist. Coll. Essex Inst. xxiv. 234, 304. [I N.-E. Hist, and Gen. Register, xxiv. 414. and xliii. 320.
Notes and Queries concerning the Hassam and Hilton Families. Boston: David Clapp & Son. 1880. Privately printed.
The Hassam Family. Boston: David Clapp & Son. 1896. Privately printed. \ Genealogy of the Allen Family. Hist. Coll. Essex Inst. xxv. 49.
i. Ezekiel, b. in Manchester, Mass., Sept. 8, 1771.
ii. Sarah, b. in Manchester, Sept. 1, 1773; m. (1) in Manches
ter, Nov. 19, 1795, Cunningham Davis (published as Ken
nisom Davice); m. (2) Carter, and d. a widow, in
Manchester, March 13, 1857. ill. Maky. Married in Manchester, May 25, 1799, Thomas Badcock, Jr.
iv. John. Died in Manchester, Nov. 8, 1848, unm., aged 68.
8. v. Jacob, b. in Manchester, April 28, 1785.
9. vi. Samuel, « " Feb. 23, 1788.
vii. Susan. Married in Manchester, Feb. 18, 1811, Benjamin Leach, Jr.
6. Samuel4 Cheever (Ames,3 Samuel,' Ezekiel1*), joiner; b. in Manchester, March 12, 1756; m. in Salem, March 29,1787, Anna Hopes.* She d. in Salem, April, 1799.t
He m. (2) in Salem, May 10, 1800, Hannah Clark, and, while temporarily insane, committed suicide by hanging, in Salem, May 14, 18184 Administration on his estate, which was appraised at $1,420.80, was granted July 7, 1818, to his widow Hannah, who d. in Salem, Nov. 16, 1827.§ His children, all by his first wife, were:
i. Samuel, bapt. 1st church Salem, Dec. 30, 1787; removed to
ii. Sarah, bapt. 1st church Salem, Sept. 20, 1789; m. in Salem,
Jan. 17, 1813, Ephraim Abbott, and removed to Zanesville,
iii. Anne, bapt. 1st church Salem, June 10, 1792; d. Oct. 23,
7. Jacob8 Cheever (John* Ames,3 Samuel,3 Ezekiel1), yeoman; b. in Manchester, Mass., Dec. 20, 1791; m. (1) there, May 11, 1817, Hannah Hilton Crombie. She d. Dec. 6, 1829. Their children, all b. in Manchester, were:
10. i. John, b. Sept. 1, 1817.
11. ii. Jacob, b. May 6, 1819.
iii. Rufus, b. Jan. 21, 1821; lost at sea about Sept. 17, 1843.
12. iv. Augustus, b. Jan. 19, 1823.
v. Hannah, b. March 30, 1825; d. Sept. 23, 1827.
vi. Hannah, b. July 19, 1828; d. in Manchester, Dec. 17, 1852.
* Hist. Coll. Essex Inst. vii. 250. t Ibid. ix. 97.
% " Aug. 11,1818. We had in Salem a vendue of the effects of afelo de se, a carpenter, named Samuel Chever. He was an honest, industrious, melancholic man. He had in his possession his share of the books of his father, Amos Chever, minister of Manchester, son of S. Chever, minister of Marblehead, who was son of the preeminent Master Ezekiel Chever, of the Boston Grammar School. The books sold well, and the better from regard to the widow who is a granddaughter of the Rev. Peter Clark of Salem Village, now Upper Danvers." (Copied from the MS. Diary of Dr. William Bentley, by the late William Bentley Fowle, for the Rev. Edward Everett Hale's MS. Notes for a History of the Boston Latin School.) Samuel Cheever lived on Court Street, now Washington Street, Salem, nearly opposite the building occupied by the Registry of Deeds and Probate Court. See Essex Deeds, Lib. 159, fol. 268, and Lib. 245, fol. M.
f Hist. Coll. Essex Inst. ix. 107.
(I Essex Probate Records, Lib. 94, fol. 9. Essex Deeds, Lib. 245, fol. M.
He m. (2) in Manchester, Sept. 12,1831, Betsey Preston, widow
of Preston and dau. of William and Betsey Morse. She d.
in Manchester, June 28, 1865, aged 70 yrs. 7 mo. 28 ds. He d. in Manchester, March 15, 1886. Children of Jacob and Betsey, both b. in Manchester, were:
vii. William Morse, b. June 3, 1832; m. (1) in Brookline, Oct.
3, 1878, Jane Duncan. She d. in Manchester, May 30, 1887. He m. (2) in Manchester, Oct. 21, 1889, Mary A. Fraser.
viii. Mary Butler, b. Sept. 11, 1840; d. Aug. 19, 1841.
8. Jacob* Cheever (Ezekiel,' Ames,3 Samuel* Ezekiel1), master mariner; b. in Manchester, Mass., April 28, 1785; m. there, Nov. 26, 1812, Nancy Hassam,* dau. of William and Elizabeth Hassam. He d. in Havana, June 9, 1817, according to the Manchester Church Records; May, 1817, according to the Town Records. His widow m. (2) in Manchester, Oct. 10, 1819, Samuel Cheever, brother of her late husband, and d. in Manchester, April 5, 1871. The children of Jacob and Nancy, all b. in Manchester, were:
i. Jacob, b. June 27, 1813; d. in Manchester, Aug. 23, 1814.
ii. Nancy, b. March 5, 1815.
iii. Susan Butler, b. March 5, 1817; m. in Manchester, Oct.
4, 1844, John Carter.
9. Samuel' Cheever (Ezekiel* Ames,3 Samuel,* Ezekiel1), yeoman; b. in Manchester, Mass., Feb. 23, 1788; m. (1) there, Aug. 29, 1813, Priscilla Crafts.f She d. in Manchester, Feb. 4, 1815. Child:
13. i. Samuel, b. in Manchester, Mass., June 5, 1814.
He m. (2) in Manchester, Sept. 3, 1815, Fanny Allen.} She d. in Manchester, March 6, 1819. Child:
14. ii. Henry Allen, b. in Manchester, Mass., June 27, 1816.
He m. (3) in Manchester, Oct. 10, 1819, Nancy (Hassam) Cheever, the widow of his brother Jacob Cheever, and d. in Manchester, Nov. 18, 1860. His widow d. in Manchester, April 5, 1871. Their children, all b. in Manchester, Mass., were:
iii. Elizabeth Allen, b. Aug. 12, 1820; m. in Boston, Dec. 2,
1851, Elbridge G. Morrison.
iv. William Hassam, b. Feb. 10, 1822; d. about 1842, unmar
*N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, xxiv. 414, and xliii. 320.
Notes and Queries concerning the Hassam and Hilton Families. Boston: David Clapp & Son. 1880. Privately printed.
The Hassam Family. Boston: David Clapp & Son. 1896. Privately printed. + The Crafts Family. Northampton, Mass.: 1893. pp. 438,439. J Genealogy of the Allen Family. Hist. Coll. Essex Inst. xxiv. 306.
v. Priscilla Crafts, b. March 21, 1824; m. in Manchester, May 14, 1848, Elhanan W. Hutchins.
15. vi. CnARLES Augustus, b. Sept. 5, 1827.
vii. Mary Frances, b. June 12, 1829; d. July 3, 1829.
viii. Mary Frances, b. Sept. 21, 1831.
10. John* Cheever (Jacob,6 John,* Ames,3 Samuel,' Ezekiel1), mariner; b. in Manchester, Mass., Sept. 1, 1817; m. there, Dec. 25, 1840, Elizabeth F. Tappan, and was lost at sea about Sept. 17, 1843. She d. in Manchester, April 28, 1881. Child:
16. i. John Henry, b. in Manchester, Mass., Sept. 13, 1841.
11. Jacob8 Cheever (Jacob,6 John,* Ames,3 Samuel,3 Ezehiel1), b. in Manchester, Mass., May 6, 1819,; m. at Cape Elizabeth, Me., Oct. 10, 1843,* Elizabeth C. Lee, dau. of Richard and Mary Lee, and gr.-dau. of Downing and Eleanor Lee of Cape Elizabeth, Me., formerly of Manchester, Mass. She d. in Manchester Feb. 3, 1888. Children:
17. i. John Rufus, b. in Portland, Me., May 8, 1846.
ii. Ellen L., b. at Cape Elizabeth, June 19, 1848 ; d. there Sept
iii. Ella L., b. in Portland, Me., March 4,1853; m. in Manches
ter, May 9, 1881, Charles O. Lee.
12. Augustus8 Cheever (Jacob,6 John* Ames,3 Samuel,3 EzelcieV), b. in Manchester, Mass., Jan. 19, 1823; m. in Beverly, Nov. 23, 1856, Sarah Ellen Brown,f and d. in Manchester, April 9, 1871. Children:
18. i. Augustus Brown, b. in Manchester, Sept. 2,1857.
ii. Lizzie Ellen, b. in Manchester, Sept. 11, 1859; d. there Dec. 2, 1866.
13. Samuel6 Cheever (Samuel,6 Ezelciel* Ames,3 Samuel,3 EzekieP) b. in Manchester, Mass., June 5, 1814; m. there Sept. 17, 1840, Susan Hannah Friend, and there d. July 9, 1892.
14. Henry A.8 Cheever (Samuel,6 Ezelciel,* Ames,3 Samuel3 EzelcieV), master mariner; b. in Manchester, Mass., June 27, 1816; m. in Bradford, Mass., Dec. 12, 1839, Frances R. Goodridge| of Ipswich, and d. in San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 18, 1873. She d. in San Francisco, Cal., July 11, 1885. Children:
i. Elizabeth Wood, b. in Westminster, Vt., Oct. 31, 1840; d. in San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 27, 1880.
• The Town Clerk of Cape Elizabeth informs me that the date of this marriage according to the Town Records is Oct. 9, 1843. The true date, as given by the parties themselves, is Oct. 10, 1843.
fHist. Coll. Essex Inst. viii. 181.
j Goodrich in the Manchester Records.