child, John, born September 13, 1690, died September 14, 1690; Thomas married second, November 18, 1691, Hannah Foster, a widow with eight children, and by whom he had: James, born September 23, 1692, married Eleanor Ellery; Francis, born December 11, 1694, died August 8, 1695. Thomas Sawyer died January 12, 1711. 2. John, married February 20, 1701, Rebecca Stamford; children: Sarah, born November 26, 1701, married William Robbins (or Roberts) ; John, born January 24, 1704, married July 4, 1726, Sarah Robinson; Mary, born July 16, 1706; Job, born October 9, 1708, moved to Falmouth, Maine, in 1726; Joseph, born May 7, 1711; Jonathan, born September 18, 1813, married December 25, 1732, Sarah Sawyer; Rebecca, born March 25, 1716; Daniel, born September 17. 1718. 3. Mary, married December 5, 1699, William Ring, who died December 18, 1717; children: John, 'born 1703; William, born 1713. 4. Nathaniel, born October 29, 1677; married November 4, 1706, Hannah Parker; children: Hannah, baptized April 11, 1707; James, born 1708; Sarah, born July 15, 1710, married December 25, 1732, Jonathan Sawyer; Mary, born March 8, 1712, married January 6, 1736, Jonathan Haskell; Abigail, born October 10. 1713, died October 14, 1738; Nathaniel, born September 5, 1715; John, born April 3, 1717, married October 24, 1745, Martha Hubbard; Parker, born April 13, 1719, married November 10, 1742, Comfort Haskell; Lydia, born April 5, 1721, married May 6, 1741, Samuel Parsons Jr.; Mercy, born September 17, 1723; Deborah, born March 13, 1726, married November 29, 1750, Stephen Randall. 5. Abraham, born November 5, 1680, died unmarried. 1751. 6. Sarah, born June 19, 1683, died August 26, 1724; married April 1, 1708, John Mariner. November 20, 1730, John Mariner sold his lands at Fresh Water Cove to Michael Webber and removed to Falmouth, Maine, where he married Mary Cobb; children by Sarah Sawyer: Sarah, born June 7, 1709; Elizabeth, born October 20, 1712; John, born June 21, 1716; Joseph, born August 29, 1719; Rachel, born August 19, 1724. 7. Isaac, born February 14, 1684; removed 1725 to Falmouth. Maine, died there 1772; married March 19, 1706, Martha Pond; children: Isaac, born June 22, 1707; Edward, born April 5, 1709; Thomas, born October 12. 1711; Martha, born July 5, 1714; Abraham, born March 8, 1717: Judith, born March 27, 1719, died May 18, 1722; Elizabeth, born April 21, 1722; Judith, born August 20,

1724. 8. Jacob, born February 24, 1687, removed to Falmouth, 1725, with brother Isaac; married February 2, 1716, Sarah Wallis; children: Deborah, born January 7, 1717; Jacob, born May 20, 1719; Josiah, born May 30, 1721, married December 8, 1743, Phebe Strout; Samuel, born March 28, 1723; Sarah, born April 23, 1725. 9. James, see forward,

(II) James Sawyer, youngest child of James and Sarah (Bray) Sawyer, born November 18, 1691, died 1775; married, December 23, 1714, Hannah Babson, born December 22, 1695, daughter of Richard and Mary Babson; children: James, born October 20, 1715, see forward; Hannah, born March 9, 1717, died in New Gloucester, Maine, February 7, 1803, married July 15, 1739, Michael Webber (see Webber family) ; Rachel, born December 17, 1718, married November 22, 1739, John Parsons 3d; Eunice, born March 28, 1722, died August, 1727; David, born September 13, 1726, married August 16, 1746, Martha Boynton, born October 26, 1726; Eunice, born October 11, 1727, married first, April 26, 1748, John Andrews; second, May 23, 1779, Abraham Davis; Jemima, born 1730, married first, September 15, 1763, Samuel Morehead, who was lost at sea in 1766, married second, December 7, 1770, Thomas Pulsifer, Jr.; Abraham, born March 6, 1736, see forward.

(III) James Sawyer, Jr., born October 20, 1715. died July 16, 1746; eldest son and child of James Sawyer and Hannah Babson his wife; married March 13, 1739, Deborah Webber, born November 3, 1717, daughter of Michael Webber and Sarah Green his wife. (See Webber). James Sawyer died July 16, 1746, and March 24, 1752, his widow married James Bishop, by whom she had one child, Sarah M. Bishop, born April 19, 1753. Children of James, Jr., and Deborah (Webber) Sawyer: 1. James, born March 14, 1740, died about 1770; married October 26, 1762, Ann Davis, of Gloucester; children: James, born August 29. 1763', Ann, born September 10, 1765: David, born January 25, 1767. 2. Deborah, born November 10, 1741, died July 17, 1746. 3. Sarah, born April 15, 1743, married December 13, 1763, Stover Say ward, born April 19. 1741, son of Henry Sayward and Abigail Sargent, and grandson of James Sayward, who came from York, Maine, and settled in Gloucester about 1696. He had a grant of land in March, 1690, of half an acre of land at Cripple Cove, where he built a house. This property has continued in his family to the present time. He was an elder of the First church, selectman five years, and representative to the general court seven years. His wife Deborah died July 13, 1734; he died February 13, 1735. Children: James S., born 1764. married first, Mary Smith; second, Betsey Elwell; Abigail, born August 23, 1766, married Captain William Elwell; Deborah, born 1768; Sally, born 1771; Stover, born 1773, married first, Esther Elwell; second, Betsey Davis. 4. Hannah, born August 26, 1744; married March 26, 1764, Ebenezer Marble; children: Hannah, born March 16, 1765; Ebenezer, born April 21, 1766; Hetty, born September 6, 1768; Benjamin S., born August 3, 1770. married June 6, 1793, Deborah Webber: Deborah, born October 5, 1772; and Molly. 5. Benjamin, born April, 1746, died May 1, 1746.

(HI) Abraham Sawyer, youngest son and child of James and Hannah (Babson) Sawyer, born March 6, 1736, died in New Gloucester, Maine, 1815; married, April 13, 1758, Mary Sayward, born September 1, 1735, died in 1815; children: 1. Abraham, born 1759, died in infancy. 2. Abraham, born September 28, 1760; see forward. 3. James, born 1764; married. February 23, 1786, Betsey Hough, died August 6, 1833; children: Betsey, married Brown Stimpson, of Boston; Ann, Mary and James, went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, soon after the death of their father, and married there. 4. Mary, born 1767; married, February 12, 1789, Samuel Morehead. who died of small pox and was buried from the vessel of which he was master. His widow died in Beverly; children: Susan, married Charles Brown; Samuel, died unmarried; Mary Morehead. 5. Moses, born 1769, died in New Gloucester, Maine, November 16, 1839; married, November 11, 1795, Dolly Babson, died February 1, 1845. The first three children were born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and the others in New Gloucester, Maine: James, Susan B., Moses, Mary, Lydia B., Betsey P., Sally and Dolly. 6. Nabby, born August 5, 1774, died December 21, 1851; married, September 18, 1796, David Ingersoll, died May 1, 1844; children: David, born December 2, 1796, married Sally Adams; Nabby, married Joseph Meads; James, died aged two years; Mary, married John C. Paulfrey; Eliza, married Charles Marshall; Susan, married William Story; Matilda, died young. 7. Hannah, born 1772, died single, September 17, 1856. 8. John, born 1776, died unmarried, November 20, 1849.

(IV) Abraham Sawyer, eldest surviving

son of Abraham and Mary (Sayward) Sawyer, born in Gloucester, September 28, 1760, died May 3, 1856, at the age of more than ninetyfive years. By principal occupation he was a sail maker, and while his life was protracted and drawn through varying scenes it was remarkably uniform and quiet. On Front street in Gloucester he was born and always lived; the house in which he was born and died was built the year before his birth; and it was his home, either as a member of his father's family or as the head of a household. His habits and disposition were uniformly temperate and even, and it is a somewhat remarkable fact that during his long life he never had occasion to call a physician to attend him professionally. In his religious convictions he was a firm Universalist, and heard the first sermon delivered by John Murray in Gloucester. He married Rachel Dolliver, September 26, 1783. She was born February 10, 1758, and died September 6, 1843 (see Dolliver family). Children: 1. Rachel, born February 1, 1786; married first, at Gloucester, October 12, 1811, Samuel Elwell, born at North Yarmouth, Maine, October 15, 1787, died June 2, 1823, leaving one child, Ann Jane Elwell, born December 11, 1812, married Addison Proctor. Rachel married second, April 17, 1825, Cyrus Stevens; one child, Elizabeth L. Stevens, born February 10, 1826, married Edward L. Stevens. 2. Charles, born January 1, 1788, died August 11, 1821 ; married, May 28, 1812, Sally Corliss, born August 24, 1792, died 1857; children: Charles, born November 15, 1813, married Almira W. Hotchkiss; Samuel, born November 25, 1815, married Abbie J. Mead. After the death of Charles Sawyer his widow Sally married Daniel S. Webber, born March 10, 1801, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Webber, and had Sarah E. Webber, born October 28, 1825, and married Henry Sawyer. After the death of his wife Sally, Mr. Webber married, September 6, 1859, Mary Doyle, and had two children—Daniel S. Webber, born September 10, 1862, and Mary E. Webber, married John J. Troy, Jr. 3. Harriet, born January 17, 1793, died November 3, 1872; married, November 10, 1823, General John Webber; two children, Harriet Somes and John Somes Webber (see Webber family).

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Somes Webber, have made no attempt to trace the connection of Paul Dolliver, the progenitor of the branch of the family of that surname under consideration here, with the other English Dollivers, and notably with the family of Robert Dalyber. whose son Samuel appears to have been the immigrant ancestor of an important branch of the family at Marblehead and Gloucester. That these branches were of the same original stock there is little doubt; their respective descendants in the earlier generations in New England so regarded it, but their exact relationship seems never to have been determined. In writing of the Dollivers of Gloucester, Mr. Babson says that Paul appears in the town at a date somewhat later than Peter. William R. Dolliver, the genealogist of the Dollivers who are the descendants of Peter, and incidentally of some of the others, speaks of having found Paul in 1707 on the boundary line of Richard Dolliver. in the commoners account of land of that date, and that naturally he might be associated with Peter as a near relative; but that he was informed by Mr. Webber, one of the descendants of Paul, that the latter came to this country from Cornwall, England, about 1710.

(I) The Statement of Mr. Webber being accepted as accurate, it may be said that Paul Dolliver was the ancestor of the branch of the family here treated; that he first appears in Gloucester history in 1710, and by occupation was a cooper. April 16, 1719, he bought of Richard Babson an acre and a half of land at Fresh Water Cove, where he afterward lived. He married, February 11. 1713, Mary, daughter of Josiah Wallis, and granddaughter of John Wallis, who was born in Cornwall, England, 1632. She died May 19, 1736. Paul and Mary (Wallis) Dolliver had children: 1. Mary, born November 5, 1713. 2. Sarah, born May 1, 1716, died young. 3. Anna, born August 31, 1719. 4. Sarah, born October 12, 1723. 5. Paul, born March 4, 1728; married, February 27, 1749. Rachel Barber, born June 6, 1732, died June 15 .1820.

(II) Paul Dolliver, youngest child of Paul and Mary (Wallis) Dolliver, was born in Gloucester. March 4, 1728. He was a ship master, and died with small pox while on the voyage home from the West Indies. He was buried August 17. 1760. on Milk Island, in Gloucester harbor. He married, February 27, 1749, Rachel Barber, born June 6, 1732, died June 15. 1720. daughter of Daniel Barber and Anna Baker, and a granddaughter, on her

mother's side, of Jabez Baker and his wife Rachel Allen. Jabez Baker was a son of Cornelius Baker, of Salem, and removed to Sandy Bay (now Rockport) from Beverly in 1719. He was one of the ruling elders of the church in Sandy Bay parish (the fifth parish in Gloucester) which was organized February 13, 1755. He died August 24, 1758. He married, June 15, 1703, Rachel Allen, died June 5, 1731. After her death he married Jane

. Jabez and Rachel (Allen) Baker had

children, the first three born in Beverly, and the others at Rockport: Rachel, married, 1729, Thomas Parsons; Anna, born 1707, married Daniel Barber; Jabez, married. 1733, Anna Smith; Mary, born June 22, 1719. married, 1736, John Rowe: Bethia, born February 21,1722. married Daniel Smith; Abigail, born March 22. 1726. Anna, daughter of Jabez and Rachel (Allen) Baker, born in Beverly. about 1707, died 1748; married first, September 29, 1727 (?), Daniel Barber. He was master of a schooner belonging to Joseph Allen Esq. & Co., and died on the island of Antego, November 8, 1735. Children of Daniel and Anna (Baker) Barber: Anna, born December 13, 1727, married Samuel Davis: Mary, born October 24, 1729, married Benjamin Tarr, Jr.; Rachel, born June 6, 1732, married Paul Dolliver; Daniel, born July 11, 1734, died March 29, 1738. For her second husband Anna Baker married, August 25. 1737. Dr. David Plumer, and by him had: David Plumer, born May 24. 1738, and Daniel Plumer, born in 1740.

Paul and Rachel (Barber) Dolliver had children: 1. Paul, born September 12, 1751, died unmarried. 2. Daniel, born September 13, 1753, died at age of twelve years. 3. Anna, born September 18, 1755, died April 13, 1846: married first, June 22, 1776, John Colson. an Englishman, by whom she had Nancy C. Colson, who died in infancy. John Colson was a ship master, and was lost at sea while in command of the private ship-of-war "Gloucester," which sailed from Gloucester, July 24, 1774. Anna Dolliver Colson married second. October 1, 1780, John Somes, a descendant of Morris Somes, one of the first settlers of Gloucester. John Somes was brought up to a seafaring life, and during the revolution commanded a privateer. After the war he engaged in commercial pursuits and acquired a competency. He was the first president of the Gloucester Bank, and served in that capacity about twenty years. 4. Rachel. born February 10, 1758, died "September 26, 1843; married, September 26, 1783, Abraham Sawyer (see Sawyer family). 5. Mary, born August 16, 1760, died October 22, 1816; married, April 25, 1784, Aaron Parsons, born January 25, 1759, died June 21, 1809. Children: Aaron, born December 1, 1790, died unmarried. March 31, 1838; Nancy, born August 28, 1794, died unmarried, December 6, 1862; Winthrop, born July 5, 1795, married Susan Riggs.

Winthrop Parsons, son of Aaron and Mary ( Dolliver) Parsons, born July 5, 1795, died October 2, 1873. He married, February 4, 1839, Susan Riggs, born February 1, 1812, died January 14. 1879, and had one child, Aaron Parsons, born May 1, 1844, and for many years has been an employee of the custom house in Gloucester. He married, July 27, 1869, Georgie Shackelford, born March 2, 1841, died January 17, 1889, having borne her husband four children: Frank W., born May 19. 1870; Ralph C., born November 29, 1871; Willis E., born July 20, 1875; Roy N., born March 21, 1881.

Robert Eames, immigrant anEAMES cestor, first appears in Charlestown in 1651. He removed to Woburn, where he was taxed in 1666, and had a right in the common land in 1668. He

married Elizabeth . who died March 22,

1710. He is supposed to have removed to Dracut. where he died April 25, 1671. Three days before his death he made a will in which he mentions brother John, cousin Richard, the son of his sister Dorothy Newman, of Farnham, county Surrey, England. (The Charlestown history says that he died July 30, 1712). Children, born at Woburn: 1. Samuel, born April 7, 1653; died April 14, 1653. 2. John, died January 18, 1654. 3. Elizabeth, born June 4, 1659. 4. Mary, born June 11, 1661; married Abraham Cousins. 5. Priscilla, born May 2, 1663. 6. Samuel, born September 2, 1664; mentioned below. 7. Abigail, born September 22, 1666. 8. John, born May 9, 1668.

(II) Samuel Eames, son of Robert Eames (1), born in Woburn,, September 2, 1664;

married Mary ;resided in that part of

Woburn which was set off as the town of Wilmington. Children, born at Wilmington:

1. Deacon Samuel, born September 8, 1692; married July 2, 1717, Judith Symonds, died December 12. 1756; he died January 20, 1775.

2. Lydia, born October 28, 1694; married, 1713. Ebenezer Buck. 3. Daniel, born Janu

ary 10, 1696-97, mentioned below. 4. Jacob, born July 11, 1699;' died January 21, following. 5. llepsibah, born March 7, 1702. 6. Joshua, born May 8, 1705. 7. Caleb, born March 17, 1708. 8. Elizabeth, born March 26,

1711. 9. Robert, born and died October 6,

1712. 10. Abigail, born April 11, 1714. 11. Jonathan, born August 18, 1716.

(III) Captain Daniel Eames, son of Samuel Eames (2), born at Wilmington (Woburn), January 10, 1697; married, March 8, 1720, Abigail Nourse, of Reading. He removed to Haverhill and married second, August 9, 1748, Mary Chadwick, of Bradford. He married third, February 2, 1756, Priscilla Kimball, widow. Children, born at Wilmington: 1. Daniel, born March 30, 1721; resided at Wilmington. 2. Mary, born April 12, 1723. 3. John, born February 19. 1727; mentioned below. 4. Jonathan, born November 9, 1730.

5. Jacob, born June 12, 1732. 6. Samuel, born January 24, 1734.

(IV) John Fames, son of Daniel Eames (3), born February 19, 1727, died May 27, 1804, aged seventy-seven years three months eight days. He married first, March 15, 1753, Mary Jaquith, of Boston; second, May 13, 1760, Hannah Cornell. Children of first wife, born at Wilmington: 1. John, born December 21, 1753; died young. 2. Samuel (twin), born October 14, 1755; was in the revolution. 3. John (twin), born October 14. 1755; mentioned below. Children of second wife: 4. Jonathan, born July 11, 1761; in the revolution. 5. Hannah, born April 17, 1763. 6. Mary, born April 29, 1765. 7. Nathan, born November 25, 1768. 8. Ruth, born December 29, 1771.

(V) John Eames, son of John Eames (4), born in Wilmington, October 14, 1755; married, August 19. 1779. at Wilmington, Abigail Thompson, of W'oburn. He contributed financially in the support of the revolution. Children, born at Woburn: 1. John, born February 13, 1780, married, April 24, 1806, Polly Kimball. 2. Nabby, born August 10, 1781. 3. Cynthia, born October 7, 1782, married, January 29, 1806, Jonathan Tidd, Jr. 4. Leonard, born September 18, 1784, mentioned below. 5. Daniel, born September 2, 1786.

6. Lois, born August 22, 1788. 7. Stephen, born July 7, 1790. 8. Lydia, born March 11,

1793.'

(VI) Leonard Eames, son of John Eames (5), born at Woburn, September 18, 1784, died December 12, 1840; married Abigail Parker, of Wilmington, March 7, 1808. Chil

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dren, born at Wilmington: 1. Daniel, born July 14, 1808. 2. Abigail, March 6, 1812. 3. Cynthia, April 10, 1814. 4. Thomas Parker, October 26, 1816, mentioned below. 5. Nancy, July 21, 1819; married Jacob Morey, of Hingham. August 21, 1845. 6. Sally, June 6, 1822.

(VII) Thomas Parker Eames, son of Leonard Eames (6), born October 26, 1816, died May 26, 1891; married December 21,1843, Elona Melvina Allen, born April 19, 1824, died December 11, 1895, (see Allen family). Children: 1. Elona Augusta, born May 2, 1845, died December 9, 1877, married, March 29, 1870, Almon F. Cate. 2. Emma Frances, born August 23, 1847, married, February 14, 1866, Albert Gould, one daughter, Jessie Farwell, married Wilbur S. Heath. 3. Rufus Clement, born July 20, 1849, married, April 25, 1875, Almira E. Carter, one daughter, Blanche Lona, born July 27, 1881, died December 29, 1884. 4. Arthur Allen, born June 23, 1851, died February 8, 1882, unmarried. 5. Albert Thomas (twin), born June 10, 1856. died July 25, 1901 ; married (first), Elsie M. Gould, of Reading; one daughter, Elsie Melvina; married second, Lizzie Frazer, of Portland; one daughter: Alice Minerva. 6. Addie Eliza (twin), born June 10, 1856, married Frank Edmund Davis, (see sketch herewith) ; one son, Arthur Wellington, born June 28. 1877, (ned January 29, 1894. 7. Lula Lyne, born August 16, 1866.

William Allen, immigrant ancesALLEN tor, was living in Salisbury,

Massachusetts, as early as 1639, when he was a proprietor there. He was a carpenter by trade. He married first, Ann Goodale, died in Salisbury, May 31, 1678, daughter of Richard Goodale; second, Alice Roper, widow of John Roper and also of John Dickinson. She died April 1, 1687, at Salisbury. William Allen died June 18, 1686. His will, dated April 16, 1674, with codicil November 7, 1676, proved July 22, 1686, bequeathed to wife Ann; to children John, William, Benjamin, Joseph, Richard, Jeremiah, Abigail Wheeler, Hannah Ayers, Mary Hewes and Martha Hubbard; also mentions son George Hewes. and father and brother Goodale. Children: 1. Abigail, born January 4, 1639-40; married about 1659, Henry Wheeler, of Salisbury, mariner. 2. Hannah, born June 17, 1642; married, November 15, 1659. Peter Ayres, of Haverhill. 3. Mary, born July 29, 1644; married George Hewes.

4. Martha, born 1646; married Richard Hubbard, of Salisbury. 5. John, born October 9, 1648. 6. William, born October 2, 1650. 7. Benjamin, born 1652. 8. Joseph, born October 13, 1653; mentioned below. 9. Richard, born November 8, 1655; resided in Haverhill; was in King Philip's war under Lieutenant Benjamin Sweet. 10. Ruth, born February 19, 1657. 11. Lieutenant Jeremiah, born February 17, 1658; married Ann Bradbury.

(II) Captain Joseph Allen, son of William Allen (1), born at Salisbury, October 13, 1653, died October 6, 1724, aged seventy-one. He was a blacksmith and yeoman, and resided in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He married first, July 29, 1680, Rachel Griggs, of Gloucester, died April 26, 1684; second, November 20, 1684, Rose Howard, of Cape Ann, who died October 27, 1724, aged about sixty years. Children, born at Gloucester: 1. Joseph, born June 2, 1681. 2. Jeremiah, born December 12, 1682. 3. Rachel, born April 17, 1684. 4. Solomon, born September 22, 1685 ; died April 29. 1686. 5. Benjamin, born January 23, 1687; died June 26, 1688. 6. Son, born September 19. 1688; died September 19, 1688, 7. Thomas, born November 14, 1689. 8. Anna, born February 12, 1691; resided in Gloucester. 9. John, born April 18, 1692. 10. Rose, born July 7, 1694; married Thomas Lee. 11. William, born November 26, 1696; died January 10, 1697. 12. Mary (twin), born November 6, 1697; died young. 13. Patience (twin), born November 6, 1697; died young. 14. Jeremiah, born November 15, 1698; lost at sea. 15. Samuel, born March 9, 1701; mentioned below. 16. Zerubbabel, born February 26. 1702-03. 17. Mary, born January 9, 1705-06: died December 10, 1706.

(III) Samuel Allen, son of Captain Joseph Allen (2), was born at Gloucester, March 9, 1701. He was a yeoman and trader. He resided in Newbury and Manchester until 1763, when he settled in Billerica. He married first, January 26, 1726-27, Mary, daughter of Rev. Edmund March, of Amesbury. She died April 17, 1735, in Newbury, and he married second, September 25. 1735, Hannah Godfrey, of Newbury. His will was dated February 3, 1775. Children, born at Newbury: i. John, born April 6, 1728; died May 4, 1728. 2. Mary, born May 27, 1729; died September 16, 1729. 3. Anne, born August 18, 1730; died September 16, 1730. 4. Samuel, born November 18, 1731; died young. 5. Abigail, born January 1, 1733; married, November 21, 1751, Josiah Lunt, of Newburyport. 6. Sam

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