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the early town records of Chelmsford, and he died there February 28, 1672. September 15, 1653, he married Mary Butterfield, who died September 5, 1666. His second wife was Sarah, daughter of William Underwood. The children of his first union were: Thomas, Anna, Daniel, Benjamin, Jonathan, Samuel and Nathaniel, the last named of whom died March 10, 1669.
(III) Thomas, eldest child of Daniel and Mary (Butterfield) Blodgett, was born in Chelmsford, June 25, 1654. He resided on what is known as the Amos Heywood place, and died (probably) March 30, 1741. He married (first) April 29, 1682, Mary Parkis, born August 10, 1657, daughter of Joseph Parkis, of Chelmsford; (second) July 8, 1696, Mary Druse, of Groton, Massachusetts. His first wife bore him Rebecca, Joseph and Benjamin, and the children of his second union were John, Samuel, Mary and Anne.
(IV) Joseph, second child and eldest son of Thomas and Mary (Parkis) Blodgett, was born in Chelmsford (West Parish), October 10, 1689. About the year 1710 he went to Nottingham West (now Hudson), New Hampshire, as a pioneer, and for some years after settling there it was necessary to be constantly on the alert for hostile savages. The site of the old garrison which served to protect him and his neighbors in times of danger is now marked by a boulder suitably inscribed. He died in Hudson, December 3, 1761. He married Dorothy Perham, a woman of marked ability, born July 9, 1696, died March 6, 1778. Children: Joseph, Ebenezer, Jeremiah, Abigail. Dorothy, Rebecca, Jonathan and James. Ebenezer and James Blodgett were among the early settlers in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
(V) Jonathan, fourth son of Joseph and Dorothy (Perham) Blodgett, was born December 5, 1730. in Nottingham West (now Hudson). New Hampshire, and died November 2. 1820, according to his tombstone. The record of his death at Hudson states that he was ninety years of age, and the church record indicates that he was born in 1726. His wife was a Provender, of York, Maine. No record of their children has been found. The family record however shows that the next was one of them.
(VI) Jabez, son of Jonathan Blodgett. was born January 4, 1767, at Hudson, where he probably passed his life. The family record shows fifteen children.
(VII) Alfred, son of Jabez Blodgett, was born May 21. 1801, in Hudson, New Hamp
shire, and settled at Berlin, Vermont, where he died in 1880. The date of his birth as here given is from the Hudson town records, but the family record makes it May 9. He married Susan Davidson; children: 1. William Alfred, see forward. 2. Anne Elizabeth, married Martin Reed, and resided in Montpelier, Vermont. 3. Mary, married Marcellus Munroe, of Sonierville, Massachusetts. 4. Jane, married John Blaisdell, of the same place. 5. Harriet, married Julius Wheelock, of Montpelier, Vermont.
(VIII) William Alfred, eldest child of Alfred and Susan (Davidson) Blodgett, was born December 29, 1829, in Charlestown (now Somerville), Massachusetts, and died at Woburn, December 23, 1890. He early gave his attention to business, and became a member of the firm of Taggard, Blodgett & Company, of Boston, wholesale and retail dealers in railroad and bar iron and steel. This firm was later Blodgett & White, and after its dissolution Mr. Blodgett operated a factory at Watertown, Massachusetts, where he manufactured artistic bronzes. He married, at Somerville, August 28, 1855, Anna Maria Taggard, born September 11, 1831, in Boston, daughter of John and Eliza (Welsh) Taggard. Children: 1. John Taggard. born at Belmont, May 16, 1859; resides at Providence, Rhode Island; is judge of supreme court of that state. 2. Eliza Maria, born at Belmont, April 19, 1861; has been a high school teacher at Woburn, and member of the school committee; married, September 2, 1886. Hon. George Fremont Bean, of Woburn; Mr. Bean is a lawyer, has been a member of the school committee, and has held the office of mayor of the city of Woburn. 3. William Edward, mentioned below. 4. Isabella Williams, born at Belmont, October 13, 1865, died at Watertown. June 31, 1870. 5. Gertrude Alice, born at Watertown, November 19, 1871. died at Watertown, July 18, 1872.
(IX) Hon. William Edward, second son of William Alfred and Anna M. (Taggard) Blodgett, was born April 18. 1864, in Belmont, Massachusetts, and married, January 9, 1894. Mabel Edith Owen, born at Woburn, October 21, 1874, daughter of Henry and Emma (Edmonds) Owen. Mr. Blodgett gained his education in the public schools of New England, and was graduated from the high school of Providence, Rhode Island. For more than twenty years he has been engaged in the business of fire-proof construction, first in the employ of R. Guastavino, and since 1897 as a director and treasurer of the R. Guastavino Company, contractors, the company being incorporated in that year, having offices in New York and Boston, and a factory at Woburn. completed in 1907, and pronounced the handsomest plant of its kind; both in structure and setting, in the country, and fully up-to-date in all respects. When about fourteen years of age he went to Texas and lived there about four years. At seventeen years of age he was a mounted deputy sheriff in Refugio county, Texas. Politically Mr. Blodgett has attained a high standing in the estimation of his fellow citizens. Although a Republican, he has had the support of members of all political parties, and was elected mayor of Woburn, nominally Democratic by about four hundred, and reelected by the largest plurality since the first mayor. He has been president of the Republican ward and city committees; city auditor, alderman for three years, and president of the board, and mayor of Woburn for the years 1907-08. He is a director of the Woburn National Bank. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Woburn and has been superintendent of its Sunday school, is treasurer of the church corporation, and belongs to no other fraternal or social organizations. His chief diversions are tennis, hunting and horseback riding. Children: Rachel, born at Woburn, October 13, 1894; Malcolm, December 8, 1897: Hope, September 10, 1903.
The first settler of this name BRADWAY in America was Edward
Bradway. who came with his wife Mary to Salem in the western part of New Jersey, in September, 1678. He sailed from London in May, 1677, in the ship "Kent." In 1691 he built at Salem the brick house still standing there, at one time the residence of the governor of the state, and still known as the "Governor's house." The original homestead is owned by his descendants, who are numerous in New Jersey and vicinity. The first of the family in Massachusetts may have descended from the New Jersey line. The name was also spelled Broadway and Brawdway, in the early records.
(I) Abel Bradway and Richard, presumably his brother, were soldiers in Captain William Douglass' company, Colonel Benjamin Simonds's regiment, of western Massachusetts, in 1777, in the revolution. In 1790 the federal census shows that a Jeremiah Broadway was living in Lanesborough, Berkshire county. Massachusetts, having in his family two sons under sixteen, two males over six
teen and two females. No others of the name were reported in this census, and it is to be presumed that Abel was then living with some other family or was out of the state. His children were Abel and Eleazer, mentioned below.
(II) Abel (2), son of Abel (1) Bradway, was born in Monson, or vicinity, about 1790, and married Elmira Squier. Children: Marvin, mentioned below; Alice E., married Dwight V. Fuller.
(HI) Marvin, son of Abel (2) Bradway, was born in Monson, 1833, and was educated in the public schools of that town. He was superintendent in the straw hat factory at Monson for twenty-six years. In 1881 he established the furniture and undertaking business, which he conducted with much success. His son succeeded him in 1893. In religion he was a Universalist, and in politics a Republican. He died October 12, 1899. He married Emily Farnsworth, born in Stafford Springs, died May 22, 1886. Children, born in Monson: William H., died at Litchfield, Connecticut; Frank M., Harry T, Ralph Frederick, mentioned below.
(IV) Ralph Frederick, son of Marvin Bradway, was born in Monson, Massachusetts, November 25, i860. He was educated in the public schools and academy of Monson. He was employed in the straw factory at Monson until 1881, when he became associated with his father in the furniture and undertaking business. In 1893 ne bought his father's interests, and has conducted a flourishing business to the present time. He is a member of the Universalist church; past master of Day Spring Lodge of Free Masons; and a member of the corporation of the Monson Savings Bank. He married, June 27. 1888, Lulu N. Nash, of Millbridge, Maine, born March 18,1866, daughter of Melville and Mary A. Nash. They have no children.
(II) Eleazer, son of Abel Bradway, lived in Woodstock, Connecticut, and Monson, Massachusetts, removing to the latter place from the former about 1800. He married Rachel Perry.
(III) John Dwight, son of Eleazer and Rachel (Perry) Bradway, was born at Monson, March 21, 1816. He was educated there in the public schools, and was a prosperous farmer there all his active life. He married (first) Caroline Hoar; children: John Hoar, Charles Dwight, Susan Emogene, Phoebe Grout, Truman Clarke, mentioned below, and others that died in early life. Married (second) Saphronia M. Bradway ; children: Myron, deceased; Viola; Omer; Milo, deceased in early life; Lora, deceased in early life.
(IV) Truman Clarke, son of John Dwight Bradway, was born in Monson, May 1, 1842, died August 30, 1882. He was educated there in the common schools. He worked on his father's farm until the civil war came on, then enlisted in Company G, Forty-sixth Massachusetts Volunteers, and was discharged from service 29th day of July, 1863, at Springfield, Massachusetts. After the war he worked in a mill at Ashland, Middlesex county, Massachusetts, and afterward in a shoe factory in that town. He spent his later years in North Wilbraham, Massachusetts, where he was employed in a grist mill. He was a member of North Star Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Ashland; Palmer Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Palmer; a charter member of Colonel Prescott Post, No. 18, Grand Army of the Republic, of Ashland. In politics he was a Republican, and in religion a Methodist. He married, November 27, 1866, Mary J. Laird, born April 18, 1844, daughter of John L. and Minerva (Hayward) Laird; her paternal grandfather, Abner Laird, was born in Scotland. Children: 1. Charles Alvin, born at Ashland, May 6, 1868; mentioned below. 2. Frank Prescott. born at Ashland, May 12, 1870. 3. Edwin Clarke, born at Ashland, July 23, 1875.
(V) Charles Alvin, son of Truman Clarke Bradway. was born in Ashland, Massachusetts, May 6, 1868, and was educated in the public schools of that town and at North Wilbraham and Monson public schools. He came to Monson in 1882 and was clerk in the general store of Rogers & Company and for two years in the dry goods store of Charles Fowler. He became clerk for the Monson Savings Bank and Monson National Bank, then under the same management, September 1, 1885. He was promoted to the position of teller of the national bank in 1893 ar*d treasurer of the savings bank, November 1, 1002, his present position. He is director of Monson National Bank also trustee of the savings bank. He was a member of the water commission of Monson and served as clerk of the board. He is an active member of the Monson Methodist Episcopal Church, is secretary and treasurer of the board of stewards, treasurer of the board of trustees and superintendent of the Sunday school. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of the Monson Free Library and Reading Room Association Corporation. He married, September 21, 1897, Stymie Powell
Loggie, born Chatham, New Brunswick, May 21, 1874, daughter of Peter and Trinda Loggie. Mrs. Bradway was a graduate of the State Normal School of Salem, Massachusetts, and was a teacher in the Monson public schools several years. She died May 31, 1904. Their only child, Williston Loggie, was born April 21, 1904.
The surname Cardinal beCARDIN AL longs to a class of ecclesiastical names, such as Pope, Bishop, Abbot, Prior, Archdeacon, Rector, Parsons, Vicar, Deacon, Clerk, Friar, Monk, Saxton and Pontifex, common in France and England. There is a well known family of Cardinal at Hadley, county Suffolk, England, doubtless of Norman ancestry, bearing this coat-of-arms: Sable a fesse between three door hinges argent. Branches of this family live in Essex and Northumberland also.
(I) Louran Cardinal belonged to an American branch of the old Norman French Cardinals. His immigrant ancestor, Simon Jean Cardinal, born 1619 in France, was an early settler in Quebec, Canada, and died at Lachine, Quebec, August 9, 1679; for many generations his ancestors were farmers in Quebec and the vicinity. Simon Jean married Michelle Garnier and they had seven children. Louran Cardinal was born about 1804 and died in 1870. He was a tanner and currier by trade and built up an extensive business during his long and honorable career. He sold his leather at Quebec, having a store in that city. He acquired a competence and invented it largely in valuable real estate. He and his wife were communicants of the Roman Catholic church. He married in Court St. Luke parish, near Montreal, Theatris Gongeon, born there in 1807, died in September, 1888, of an old French-Canadian family.
Children: 1. Flavia, born in Cote desNeiges, near Montreal; died in 1907 at the age of
eighty-two years; married Ethier, a
teacher in his younger days and later a successful mechanic, who died in 1889, at his home near Montreal. 2. Louis, born February 15, 1830: came to Boston in 1865 and was in business there as a baker for many years; now retired; married in Canada Philiman Eurichof, who died in Roxbury, Massachusetts, aged forty-four years. 3. Marcel, born 1832; died in Canada, unmarried, in 1901, aged sixtynine; a tanner by trade, associated for many years with his father. 4. Cecilia, died six months after her marriage, in Canada. 5. Virginia, born in Canada; died 1908; married Joseph Gerdin, who died in 1883, a native of France, teacher by profession. 6. Hormisdas, born March 10, 1839; mentioned below. 7. Marie, born in 1843, died in Montreal at the age of thirty-nine years; married Tufphia (iennevett, a prominent pattern maker, formerly of Montreal, now of Troy, New York. 8. Oville. born in 1847; a well-to-do market gardener now living at Cote des Neiges; unmarried. 9. Alphonse, born in 1849; a priest in the Order of the Christian Brothers of Saint Lawrence College, Montreal. 10. Zodi(|iie, born in 1851 ; a tanner and currier; married Sophia D. LeClaire, born at Greenbay, Wisconsin, May 4, 1855; children: i. Amelia, died in childhood; ii. Louise Virginia, unmarried; iii. Sophia D., died aged ten years; iv. Revelle E., married Frank Stanton, an electrician of Boston, and they have one child. Janette; v. Lawrence L. L., died aged five years; vi. Benjamin F., a telegraph operator, residing in Roxbury; vii. Mabel, died in early childhood; viii. Alexander, died in infancy; ix. Frank, died aged three years. 11. Rosanna, born 1853: married Camille Gratol, a currier of Montreal.
(II) Hormisdas. son of Lou ran Cardinal, was born March 10, 1839. He was educated in the schools of his native parish. At the age of sixteen he left home and apprenticed himself to the baker's trade in Boston, but after serving three years he abandoned this trade and learned blacksmithing. He established himself in business as a blacksmith at Roxbury and met with sucess in his venture. He was seriously injured and his wife was killed in the great Bussey Bridge accident, March 14, 1887. His injuries were such that he had to give up business and since then he has lived quietly in retirement at his home in Roslindale. devoting his attention to the care of valuable real estate which he owns in Roslindale and Everett, Massachusetts. He is a Republican in politics and a Roman Catholic in religion. He married Harriet N. Reed, born in Newton at the corner of Beacon and Newton streets, died March 14, 1887. Children, born in Boston: 1. Louis L., born January 17, 1865; educated in the public and high schools; a successful hardware merchant in Boston; married Ruth Thomas, of West Roxbury, and they have one child, Albert, born December, 1889. an electrician. 2. Henrietta, died at the age of two years and a half. 3. Jenette, died at the age of fourteen months. 4. Hormisdas A. died at the age of twenty-three; a plumber by trade.
Edward Hall, immigrant ancestor HALL of this branch of the family, was born in England, the son of Francis Hall, of Henborough, England, according to a certificate of health, preserved, dated July 15, 1640. He was of Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1640, and about that time also of Duxbury, and of Taunton in 1640-41 in the employ of Francis Doughty, of Taunton. He was a proprietor of Plymouth in 1637. He sold his house and lands in Taunton in 1642 and returned to Duxbury. His name is on the list of those able to bear arms, dated 1643, a"d he served against the Xarragansetts in 1645. He went from Duxbury to Rehoboth. where an allotment was made to him March 26,164546, and he owned a fifty-fourth part of the town from 1646 to 1650, when he withdrew and located at Braintree. He was of Duxbury when mentioned as legatee of the will of John Gove, of Charlestown. (Reg. VII. p. 170). After living at Braintree from 1650 to 1655. he returned to Rehoboth and was No. 41 of the forty-nine who drew lots in order of settler's estates for meadow land in the north side of the town, June 22, 1658, at town meeting. He has a share also in lots drawn in the North Purchase (Attleborough. Cumberland. Rhode Island, Norton and Mansfield. Massachusetts). He died in 1670 and his will was dated at Rehoboth, November 23, 1670: inventory March 6, 1670-71: bequeathing to wife Esther and son John; others not named. A quitclaim deed was given in 1715 by sons, Samuel Hall, of Taunton: Thomas Hall, of Dedham; Andrew Hall, of Newton; Benjamin Hall, of Wrentham, relinquishing all claim to the estate of Edward and Esther Hall, their parents, in Rehoboth and Attleborough, to their brothers, John Hall, of Rehoboth. and Preserved Hall, of Hingham. Children: 1. John, born at Braintree, January 28, 1650-51, died 1721. 2. Esther, October 23, 1654; married, December 24. 1674. Thomas Jordan. 3. Samuel, October 24, 1656; married, April 14, ifi86. Elizabeth Brown. 4. Jeremiah, July 24. 1658. 5. Thomas, March 31, 1661. 6. Preserved, March 20. 1663; settled in Hingham.
7. Andrew, May 10, 1665: mentioned below.
8. Benjamin, August 7. 1668.
(II) Andrew, son of Edward Hall, was born May 10, 1665. in Rehoboth, died in Newton, Massachusetts, 1756. His will was dated September 30, 1748, and his son Edward was executor. He was a weaver and farmer and settled in Newton in 1695. In 1705 he bought forty-three acres of land between Oak Hill and Charles river, which has been owned and occudied by his descendants ever since. He married (first ) in Newton, 1691, Susanna Capen, born September 16, 1664, died August 18, 1736, daughter of John and Susanna Capen, of Dorchester, and granddaughter of Bernard and Jane (Purchase) Capen, the immigrants. He married (second) October 12, 1737, Mary Bennett, who survived- him. Children: 1. John, born January 11, 1695, mentioned below. 2. Susanna, January 1, 1697, married, 1719, Elizur Stoddard. 3. Sarah, December 11,1699; married Samuel Gay, of Dedham. 4. Dorothy, married, 1732, Eliphalet Gay, of Dedham. 5. Edward, married, May 21, 1730, Mary Miller; died 1794. 6. Andrew, died 1768; married, December 5, 1723, Dorcas Courtney; (second) August 12, 1766, Mary Brooks. 7. Hannah, married Woodcock, of Bridgewater.
(III) Deacon John, son of Andrew Hall, was born January 11, 1695, in Newton, died in 1791. He lived in or near Cambridge all his life, and was a deacon in the church. He married (first) at Dorchester, October 17, 1722, Hopestill Ockingtcn, of Dedham, who died in
1738. He married (second) December 27,
1739, Abigail Hall. Children: 1. Josiah, born August 26, 1723, died August 23, 1786: married. May 28, 1747, Abigail Brown. 2. Nehemiah, March 29, 1725; mentioned below. 3. Thomas, November 22, 1727. 4. David, December 24, 1732; married, February 24, 1732; married, February 24, 1757, Dorothy Goodnough. 5. John, May 31, 1736; in the revolution; married, 1760, Hannah Clark. 6. Rebecca, August 1, 1739.
(IV) Nehemiah, son of Deacon John Hall, was born March 29, 1725. He married Sarah
. Children: 1. Nathan, born in Ux
bridge, August 26, 1753; died in Oxford, March 13, 1835; married Kezia Richardson. 2. Nehemiah, born in Uxbridge, and had a large family, including sons: Andrew, Levi and Alva. 3. Baxter, mentioned below. 4. Hannah, born about 1760; died about 1850; married Deacon Moses Perry, of Worcester.
(V) Captain Baxter, son of Nehemiah Hall, was born in 1757, in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. He was an officer in the revolution. He went with Captain Joseph Chapin's company from Uxbridge on the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. He was drummer in Captain Samuel Read's company, Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Tyler's regiment from January 21, 1777, to December 8, 1777, at Rhode Island; also during that time in Captain Job Knapp's company,
Colonel Job Cushing's regiment in the northern army for several months. He was in Rhode Island again in June and July, 1778, in Captain Edward Seagrave's company, Colonel Wood's regiment; was sergeant July 30 to September 12, 1778, in Captain Caleb Whiting's company, Colonel Benjamin Hawes's regiment; corporal in Captain Thomas Marshall Baker's company, Colonel Samuel Denny's regiment in October and November, 1779. He went to West Point in 1780 and served from July to October in Captain Benjamin Read's company, Colonel John Rand's regiment. He was afterward a captain in the militia, and was always known as Captain Baxter Hall. Before 1800 Captain Hall removed to Whitingham, Vermont, where he followed farming for a number of years. In 1830, after the death of his second wife, he broke up housekeeping and returned to Uxbridge to live with his daughter Maranda in 1842, aged eighty-five years.
His first wife Lydia died November 9, 1801, aged forty-one years, at Whitingham. He married (second) April 7, 1802, at Sutton, Martha (Patty) Putnam, widow of Captain David Putnam, of Sutton, Massachusetts. He had seven children by the first wife and one son by the second. Children: 1. Maranda, married Andrew Hall (her cousin), son of her uncle, Nehemiah Hall; lived in Uxbridge very near Nehemiah Hall's homestead. 2. Lincoln, married Green, sister of Nathan and Alfred Green; settled in Whitingham; removed to Pennsylvania, losing his three youngest children on the journey and his wife soon afterward; he returned with his three daughters to Whitingham, where he married a woman from Halifax, Vermont, and at length went back to Pennsylvania. 3. Newell, married at Sutton, Massachusetts, April 7, 1809, Sophia Stockwell; removed from Whitingham, Vermont, to Petersborough, Madison county, New York; sons: Palmer, Albert and Liberty, married and settled in that section and were living in the fifties. 4. Barney, married a native of Douglas or Sutton, and settled on the homestead at Whitingham; children: i. Lydia, married Levi Hall, son of Nehemiah Hall; Levi was in the dyeing business at Whitingham; ii.
Mary, married Hicks; iii. Samantha;
iv. Martha, died unmarried; v. Sophia, married but had no children; vi. Philander, lived at Jacksonville, in Whitingham; was living in 1887, aged about eighty-seven years. 5. Willard, went to Pennsylvania; never married. 6. Ocaton, nothing known of him. 7. Chandler, mentioned below. Child of second wife: