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[This information is from Vol. I, pp. 406-412 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

"Mr. John Rogers, minister of the Gospel, was the first martyr in Queen Mary's reign, and was burned in Smithfield, February 4, 1555. His wife with nine small children and one at the breast followed him to the stake; with which sorrowful sight he was not in the least daunted, but with wonderful patience died courageously for the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

The maternal ancestry of Mr. John Rogers, the martyr, has been traced from English records from Charlemagne down through William the Conqueror, Henry I, Henry II, King John, Henry III, and Edward I. John Rogers was born in Deritend, England, in the parish of Aston, near Birmingham, about 1500, burned at Smithfield, England, February 4, 1555; married Adriana de Weyden, from Antwerp. They were the parents of nine children.

Rev. William Witherell of Maidstone, England, schoolmaster, Mary, his wife, three children and one servant, came into America in the "Hercules". The certificate is dated March 14, 1634-35. The mother of Rev. William Witherell was a daughter of John Rogers, the martyr.* John Rogers, father of John Rogers, of Marshfield, Massachusetts (with whom the American history begins) was a brother of Rev. William Witherell's mother. It has been said that he with his wife and child came to this country with them, in the "Hercules."

[* James Rogers, a great-grandson of the martyr, brought his Bible to this country when he came in 1635, aged twenty years, in the ship "increase." This relic has been fully established by its historical connection with every family through which it has passed. It is in the Alfred University of New York State.]

The Rogers family of England bore arms: Argent, a chevron, gules, between three roe bucks, passant, sable, attired, and gorged with ducal coronets, or. Crest: On a mount, vert, a roebuck, passant; proper, attired and gorged with a ducal coronet, or, between two branches of laurels, vert. Motto: Nos nostraque Deo. (Us and ours to God).

(I) John Rogers was born in England, and came in the "Hercules" with his father and mother. He died in Marshfield, Massachusetts, May, 1661. He was made a freeman of Marshfield, and lived in that town several years. He married Frances Watson, died 1687, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Watson. Children, named in the order given in his will, dated February 1, 1660: John, Jr., of whom further; Joseph; Timothy; Ann Hudson; Mary, and Abigail.

(II) John (2), son of John (1) and Frances (Watson) Rogers, was born in England, about 1632, died May 7, 1717. He requested membership with "the religious Society of Friends, or the People called Quakers," in 1660; he took the oath of freeman in 1657, and is often mentioned in the public records for nearly sixty years after that date. In 1692 he was selectman of Marshfield. In common with other of his peculiar faith he suffered persecutions because of his religious views. He married (first), October 8, 1656, Rhoda, daughter of Elder Thomas King, of Scituate, born October 11, 1639, died about 1662. He married (second) about 1663, Elizabeth ————, died September 13, 1692. He married (third) Elizabeth ————,died May 9, 1705. Children, born in Marshfield, by first wife:

  1. John, baptized August 23, 1657.
  2. Thomas, of whom further.
  3. Rhoda, baptized August 3, 1662, died young.

Children by second wife:

  1. Abigail, born November 3, 1663.
  2. Mary, March 10, 1665, baptized April, 1665.
  3. Johanna, born October 7, 1667.
  4. Elizabeth, May 19, 1669.

(III) Thomas, son of John (2) and his first wife, Rhoda (King) Rogers, was born in Marshfield, Massachusetts, December 25, 1659; married, June 6, 1712, Bethiah Ewell, born March 3, 1682-83, died January 23, 1756, daughter of Gershom Ewell, of Scituate, and his wife Mary. They were married in a public Friends' meeting, according to the good order maintained amongst Friends. Thomas died March 6, 1745-46, leaving children, all born in Marshfield:

  1. Rhoda, May 28, 1713;
  2. John, of whom further;
  3. Thomas, October 28, 1716;
  4. Bethiah, September 29, 1718.

(IV) John (3), son of Thomas and Bethiah (Ewell) Rogers, was born in Marshfield, December 19, 1714; married, December 29, 1737, Sarah, daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Backus) Wing. She was born March 7, 1709-10, died February 16, 1790, a descendant of Rev. Stephen Batchilor, whose daughter Deborah married Rev. John Wing, and is mother of the "Wing family of America Incorporated." The old homes of her three sons John, Daniel and Stephen Wing are situated in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. John Rogers died September 5, 1791, leaving children, all born in Marshfield:

  1. John, December 21, 1738;
  2. Wing, June 14, 1740, of whom further;
  3. Joseph, January 26, 1742-43;
  4. Elizabeth, August 11, 1746;
  5. Stephen, February 7, 1748-49.

(V) Wing, son of John (3) Rogers and Sarah (Wing) Rogers, was born June 14, 1740. He became one of the pioneer settlers of the town of Danby, Vermont, settling there in 1770. His early home there was a log cabin standing in the midst of a small clearing, surrounded by dense forests that were filled with wild creatures ever ready to do them harm. He encountered all the difficulties and endured all the privations of a pioneer settler, being a resolute, fearless man, of a robust constitution that was equal to any task. He was somewhat eccentric, but of strong character and great industry, becoming one of the most wealthy men of his town. He was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, and was one of the founders of the Danby meeting. He was a member of the proprietors' meeting in 1776, and one of the committee to lay out land in the fourth division. With his strong mental powers, united with a readiness of performance and a familiar knowledge of his duty, he was often called upon to fill some office of the town. He was prominently identified with the measures taken by the inhabitants for the general safety of the town during the revolutionary war. He was selectman four years from 1776, and a grand juror in 1786. In 1790 he was elected a member of the Vermont legislature, then holding its session at Castleton, Vermont, and was re-elected for the years 1791-2-3. His eldest daughter, Elizabeth, married Nathan Smith, who inherited from his father, Caleb Smith, a farm of two hundred forty acres with a log house. The young couple planned to build a one-story frame dwelling, Wing Rogers hearing of this, invited his daughter to make him a visit. He brought out of a closet two large wooden bowls filled with tarnished silver dollars and asked her to help him polish them. When the task was finished he handed Elizabeth seven hundred shining coins, saying, "Now build the house two stories." The house was built two stories in 1779, according to date engraved on the thumb-piece of the door-latch. He married (first) April 4, 1764, Deliverance, daughter of John and Sarah (Booth) Chapman. He married (second) Mercy Hatch; (third) Rebecca Sherman; (fourth) Hannah Titus. Children:

  1. Deliverance, of whom further.
  2. Elizabeth, died 1817, aged fifty years; married Nathan Smith, died 1824, aged seventy-one years.
  3. Augustus, died January 14, 1836, aged thirty-six years; married Anna Bartlett.
  4. Asa, married Mary Rogers; settled in upper Canada.
  5. Rufus, settled in upper Canada; married Lydia Rogers.
  6. Lydia.
  7. Wing.
  8. Mary.
  9. Lester.
  10. John.
  11. Stephen.
  12. Ruth.

John, Stephen and Ruth died without marriage; their estates were settled by Moses Rogers, of Lynn, Massachusetts, who inherited their property.

(VI) Deliverance, only child of Wing and Deliverance (Chapman) Rogers, was born January 15, 1766, and was six months old when his mother died. When he was four years old his father removed to Danby, Vermont, where he was educated and grew to manhood. He later settled in Washington county, New York, where he became a very large land owner and prosperous farmer. He was the first manufacturer of cheese in Washington county, and made the first shipments to the city markets. On his two thousand acres of land he maintained herds of cattle numbering many hundreds. After the war of 1812 he purchased many farms with their cattle and all improvements, selling them when warranted by their increased valuation. In 1818 he bought the "Hall Farm" from Dr. Hall, who purchased it from Benajah Hill, who built upon it a colonial mansion in 1805. He bequeathed the "Hall Farm" to his grandson, Deliverance Rogers (2), to perpetuate his name. He was an able, active, intellectual man, handsome in form and feature, with beautiful white hair curling down over his shoulders. Both he and his wife were birthright members of the Society of Friends; she was a dignified, intellectual woman, and served as cleric of the Danby monthly meeting of women Friends for twenty years. Deliverance Rogers died at the "Hall Farm," May 1, 1849. In his will he left one thousand dollars to beheld in trust for the public schools, to be divided between three school districts, Granville, Middle Granville, and North Bend; this is known as "the Rogers Fund." He settled each of his daughters upon farms valued at ten thousand dollars each, excepting Cynthia, who preferred cash and settled in Munson, Ohio. The remainder of his property he willed to his son David, whom he had previously settled upon the "Hall Farm," and who with his wife Hannah cared for his father and mother until their death. He married, December, 1788, Judith Folger, born November 26, 1768, died December 15, 1854, daughter of Daniel Folger, a sea captain of Nantucket, and his wife, Judith Worth. Children:

  1. Rispah, born March 10, 1790, died September 9, 1792.
  2. Cynthia, born May 24, 1792; married Jacob Bartlett, died July, 1871.
  3. Sarah, born April 3, 1794, died July 13, 1796.
  4. Daniel Folger, born March 16, 1796, died February 19, 1826; married Lydia Hemaway, April 16, 1817.
  5. Ruth, born January 19, 1799, married Daniel Bartlett, died November 15, 1841.
  6. Dinah, born November 13, 1801; married David Allen, died February 9, 1860.
  7. David, of whom further.
  8. Wing, born July 20, 1806, died October 15, 1823.
  9. Eliza, born September 9, 1809; married Stephen Dillingham, died October 19, 1883.
  10. Mary Folger, born May 6, 1813; married Richard Barker, died May 30, 1834.

(VII) David, seventh child of Deliverance and Judith (Folger) Rogers, was born in Danby, Vermont, June 28, 1804. He removed with his parents to the "Hall Farm" in the town of Granville, Washington county, New York, when he was about fourteen years of age. He became a large land owner and successful farmer and a well-known breeder of fine horses. On his farm of twelve hundred and fifty acres he maintained a herd of one hundred cows of the best dairy breed and eight hundred merino sheep. He was a large manufacturer of cheese, and during harvest season employed a large force of men, there being no farm machinery in that day to lighten and simplify the labor of the harvest field. He refused to hold any public office other than that of pathmaster, which he held for many years. He was diligent, upright and generous, and at "Hall Farm" extended a pleasant and abundant hospitality. He died there September 8, 1861, and is buried in the Friends' burying ground in Granville. He married, in Granville, New York, in Friends' meeting, September 13, 1826, Hannah, daughter of Stephen and Amy (Tucker) Dillingham. She died in Granville, April 5, 1885. Amy (Tucker) Dillingham was a greatly beloved minister of the Society of Friends, and there is a memorial to her in a book entitled Memorials Concerning Deceased Friends, published by direction of the yearly meeting of the Friends. of New York, 1859. Hannah (Dillingham) Rogers was one of the noted, noble women of Washington county, where her life of eighty-one years and five months was passed. She was a recommended and greatly beloved minister of the Society of Friends, and lived a consistent Christian life, filled with deeds of philanthropy and benevolence that endeared her to all. She built and presented to the Granville Monthly Meeting of Friends a school house in which the youth of the meeting would receive a fine English education. She was a delightful entertainer, "and her beautiful countenance was a delight to behold." Children, all born in Granville, New York:

  1. Judith, born June 14, 1827, died February 28, 1830.
  2. Wing, born April 1, 1829, died February 11, 1830.
  3. Ruth, born December 20, 1830; married Hon. Ervin Hopkins, October 4, 1849. They celebrated their golden wedding, October 4, 1899; the souvenirs were twenty-dollar gold pieces. Ervin Hopkins was son of Ervin and Catherine (Campbell) Hopkins. He was a successful farmer of Granville, a member of the New York state legislature in 1863. He removed to Chicago, Illinois, where he was a member and operated on the Chicago Board of Trade. He died without a will, leaving a large property. Ruth (Rogers) Hopkins was tall, well-proportioned and of a commanding presence, her head crowned with beautiful white hair. She was a consistent disciple of the faith of her childhood, and always acknowledged the obligation of her birth membership of the Society of Friends. They had three children:
    1. David Rogers, born August 3, 1850, married Leona C. White;
    2. Hannah Louise, born December 10, 1854, married Charles P. Coggeshall;
    3. Ervin, Jr., born February 2, 1859, married Sibyl Marie Hitt.
  4. Amy Dillingham, born September 28, 1832, died March 16, 1836.
  5. Stephen Dillingham, born July 10, 1834, died April 7, 1847.
  6. An infant, born and died same day.
  7. David Wing, born April 27, 1836; he enlisted August 21, 1862, in Company K, 123d Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, for three years or the war. He served with the Army of the Potomac, and was in many of the hard-fought battles of the war, was promoted to second lieutenant for gallantry at Chancellorsville. Governor Seymour said of him: "Mr. Rogers must have a lieutenant's commission, for he is one of the best-looking soldiers I have seen in my chambers, and I will have that fighting Quaker commissioned for meritorious service." He was honorably discharged June, 1865. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, of Texas. He died in San Antonio, November 11, 1902, and was buried with all the honors of war by soldiers under command of General Fred D. Grant. His wife, Cordelia (Sprague) Rogers, was a staff officer of the state department of Texas Women's Relief Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic, being department secretary; she was also a national aide at the encampment held in Saratoga Springs, September, 1907. She held high rank in the order of the Eastern Star. She died in Santa Rosa hospital, San Antonio, November 26, 1908; children: David, Edith, Charles, Mabel and Zoe; the two latter dying young.
  8. Eliza Rogers, born February 1, 1839, died December 5, 1841.
  9. Deliverance, born February 18, 1841; married, August 28, 1862, Antoinette A., daughter of John and Lydia Ann (Harris) Bishop; child: Flora Rogers, married Parker J. Staples. He married (second) August 7, 1877, Carrie, daughter of James E. and Phoebe (Woodard) Pratt; children: Mabel, Dorothy and Ruth.
  10. Hannah Eliza, of whom further.
  11. Peter Folger, born April 16, 1846, died June 2, 1846.
  12. Stephen Otis, born July 20, 1847, died November 9, 1862, in Brooklyn, New York.

(VIII) Hannah Eliza, tenth child of David and Hannah (Dillingham) Rogers, was born November 23, 1843. She married (first) April 11, 1861, Leonard C. Thorne, son of Samuel C. and Maria (Hoogland) Thorne. He was born December 9, 1833, died in Granville, New York, March 3, 1878. Children:

  1. Stephen Rogers, born June 17, 1863, in Brooklyn, New York. He was a charter member of the Gold Mining Exchange; charter member of the Equity Investment Society; member of Thorne & Company, real estatebrokers, and conducted a successful business in San Francisco, California. He was a partner of Valentine Hush, the well-known Fruitvale capitalist, in the brokerage business. He was also a director in the Citizens' Building and Loan Association, serving in that capacity for many years. He was also secretary of the Syndicate Investment Company of San Francisco. He married, in San Francisco, California, December 27, 1887, Mary Agnes Tolson, daughter of John R. and Ann Eliza Tolson, died in Oakland, August 28, 1908.
  2. Leonard C., born November 27, 1872 in Granville, New York; admitted to the bar of New York state July 6, 1899, also admitted to practice in the United States district and circuit courts; is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
  3. Bertha Ginevra, born August 21, 1877, in Granville; married, February 8, 1899, Fred Charles, son of Charles Albert and Eliza Melissa (Dunham) Sheldon. He was born June 27, 1872, in North Adams, Massachusetts, and is a manufacturer and dealer in roofing slate. Bertha Ginevra Sheldon is a communicant of the Episcopal church, and a graceful leader in society.

Hannah Eliza (Rogers) Thorne survived her husband and married (second) Jonathan S. Warren, September 8, 1800, son of Samuel and Cornelia S. Warren, died January 29, 1893. He was born in Wethersfield, August 22, 1826. He began business for himself in 1847 in Cavendish, Vermont, where he was postmaster during the administration of President Polk. He removed to Granville in 1850, where he continued in mercantile life up to the time of his death, having been in continuous business longer than any other merchant in the town, and perhaps in the county. He was the central figure in all church, social and business circles, and it was said of him that he had not an enemy in the world. He was a vestryman of Trinity Church from 1854 to 1862, and from that time senior warden to the day of his death. His home was a favorite resort of Bishop Doane and other clergymen who visited Granville. He was a director of the Granville National bank from its organization, served several years as vice-president, and six months as president. He was largely interested in the roofing slate industry and was the head of the Warren Slate Company. He married (first) Louisa Brown, who died 1878, daughter of Dr. William Brown, who bore him one son, John S. Warren. Resolutions of respect were passed by the business men of Granville, the directors of the National Bank, and by the clergy.

Mrs. Thorne-Warren, who survives both husbands, was elected vice-president of the Washington County Woman's Christian Temperance Union at the time of its organization, May 16, 1878, afterward elected president, and served faithfully and effectually for eight years. She was president of the Local Union for thirteen years, during which time she organized a Band of Hope, comprising two hundred and fifty members, of which she was also president. For twenty-five years she has been president of the Art Club of Granville, which was regularly established September 27, 1884. She was executrix of her first husband's estate, and was appointed by the court, guardian of her daughter Bertha G. Thorne. She is a generous entertainer and delightful hostess. A Quakeress by birth, she presented a solid silver communion set, soon after her confirmation, to Trinity church, Granville. She continues her residence in the village (1910).

(The Thorne Line)

Arms of the Thorne family of Devonshire, England: Argent, a fess gules between three lions rampant, sable. Crest: A lion rampant, sable. Motto: Principes obeta.

The Thorne family of Granville now represented in Granville, Washington county, New York, by the children of Leonard C. and Hannah (Rogers) Thorne, descend from English ancestors who settled at Flatbush, Long Island, New York, at an early date.

(I) William Thorne was made a freeman of Lynn, Massachusetts, May 2, 1638; of Flushing, Long Island, 1645, with seventeen other patentees, under Governor Kieft; had a plantation at Gravesend, Long Island, 1657. William Thorne, Sr., and William Thorne, Jr., were Quakers, and pioneers of the famous and beautiful town of Flushing. There is another tradition that a William Thorne came from England and settled at Willett's Point, a valuable tract, then called Thorne's Point. This William and the William of Flushing must have been the same, as time and place both testify. The lands occupied by the ancestor William continued in the family until near the close of the eighteenth century. William Thorne married Sarah ————, and had issue.

(II) William (2), son of William (1) and Sarah Thorne, married Winifred, daughter of Henry and Catherine (Ellison) Livingston. William signed the remonstrance of the people of Flushing against illegal treatment of the Quakers by the Dutch (original on file at Albany). He became a resident of Great Neck, town of Hempstead, where he died about 1688, and was buried on his farm. Children:

  1. Richard, married Phebe Denton, 1699.
  2. Margaret, married Rev. Thomas Rattoon.
  3. Elizabeth, married Richbill Mott, 1696.
  4. Sarah, married Roger Pedley, 1698.
  5. John, married Mary Parsell, 1664.
  6. Joseph, married Mary Brown.
  7. Samuel, married Susannah ————.
  8. Susannah, married John Kissam.

Thomas Thorne, who was one of the Whig committee of Flushing, was seized by the British on their first visit there, and ended his days in "the Prison Ship."

(V) James, great-grandson of William Thorne (2), was a carpenter and builder of Glen Cove, Long Island. He died in the fall of 1824, aged seventy years. He built the homestead at Glen Cove on his own land, which several generations of his descendants occupied. In proof of his revolutionary service the following is given:

State Library, Albany, New York,
December 5, 1905.

This is to certify that an entry on page 52 of a manuscript volume entitled Certificates of Treasurer, volume 7, in the custody of the Regents of the University of the State of New York, in the State Library, shows that in pursuance of an act passed April 27, 1874, entitled "An act for the settlement of the pay of the Levies and Militia, for their services in the late war, and for other purposes therein mentioned," a certificate for one pound eight shillings five and one-quarter pence, numbered 33,599, and bearing interest from October 8, 1779, was issued for the services of James Thorne under Lieutenant Stephen Benedict, in Colonel John McCrea's Regiment of Albany County Militia, Saratoga District, then under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Cornelius Van Vechten.

A. J. VAN LAER,
Archivest. [sic]

In testimony thereof the Seal of the University of the State of New York has been affixed at the City of Albany, this 5th day of December, 1905.

ANDREW S. DRAPER,
Commissioner of Education.

There is in the possession of Mary W. Thorne, of Brooklyn, New York, a cannon ball, a gun and powder-horn, brought home from the revolutionary war by James Thorne. William H. Thorne, another descendant, has also a powder-horn brought back from the war by his ancestor James.

Captain Jehiel Dayton commanded a company of volunteer artillery in the war of 1812. The company records were possessed by his son, R. G. Dayton, of North Granville, New York. The order directing the company to proceed to White Hall bears date August 1, 1812, and is signed by Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Thorne, 4th Regiment, Second Brigade. The roll of the militia company commanded by Captain Duty Shumway bears the name of James Thorne. These records show conclusively military service in both the revolutionary war and in the war of 1812. He married Mary Cocks, who died in the autumn of 1828, aged about sixty-five years, daughter of Samuel C. Cocks, who married Jemima Whitson; (second) ———— Powell. Children:

  1. Samuel C., of whom further;
  2. Leonard, born October 11, 1800, married Hannah ————.

(VI) Samuel C., son of James and Mary (Cocks) Thorne, was born January 27, 1798. He requested membership in the Religious Society of Friends, and became a recommended and highly esteemed minister of that faith. He married, October 25, 1818, in Brookville, Long Island, at the house of Rev. Marmaduke Earl (who performed the ceremony) Maria, daughter of Elbert and Willempje (Duryea) Hoogland. Maria Hoogland was a descendant of Dirck Jansen Hoogland, who came to New Netherlands in 1657 from Maerseveen, in the province of Utrecht, and married, October 8, 1662, Annetje Hansen Bergen. She died at the homestead in Locust Valley, May 3, 1879, aged about seventy-seven years. Her gentle ways and unassuming manners caused her to be greatly beloved. Samuel C. Thorne died February 18, 1862, at the Locust Valley homestead. Children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth, born August 1, 1819, married, January 23, 1838, Isaac Cocks, son of Richard and Abigail Cocks, died November 9, 1890.
  2. Anna C. Thorne, born September 8, 1822, married Lewis Valentine, died February 6, 1889.
  3. James Thorne, born September 9, 1824, married Eliza Maria Parish, October 16, 1850, died January 24, 1891; she died February 3, 1894.
  4. Elbert H., born April 19, 1827, married Cornelia Downs, died September 9, 1904.
  5. Isaac C., born February 2, 1830; married Emilie B. Jackson, October 25, 1865, died January 3, 1910.
  6. William H., born November 7, 1831; married (first) Ophelia, daughter of Isaac and Abby (Sutton) Carpenter. She died August 30, 1873. He married (second) Ida Cleveland.
  7. Leonard C., of whom further.

(VII) Leonard C., son of Samuel C. and Maria (Hoogland) Thorne, was born at Glen Cove, Queens county, New York, December 9, 1833. He was well educated in the public schools. At the age of seventeen he entered the village store as clerk, remaining there five years. In 1855 he became bookkeeper for the firm of which his brother William was a member. He rapidly acquired expert business experience which, coupled with unusual ability, rendered him particularly valuable to his firm. February 1, 1859, he became a partner under the firm name of William H. & L. C. Thorne. In 1871 he became editor of a religious paper, The Herald of Life, published by the Life and Advent Union, with which he had been connected for several years. Finding the duties of the paper too arduous with those of his business, he retired from the latter in 1873, and confined himself solely to the management of his paper until August, 1877, when he resigned. In 1863 he assisted in the organizing of the Ninth National Bank of New York City, and was chosen director of the same. He held this position for two years, but the management not being congenial he severed his connection and associated himself with the Security National bank, of which he was chosen a director. He resided in Brooklyn, New York, and Orange and Bloomfield, New Jersey, at each place gathering about him warm friends from among the best citizens. His health continuing poor, he spent several winters in the South, and early in 1873 journeyed to Colorado, hoping there to gain strength. He returned in October of the same year and purchased a residence in Granville, Washington county, New York, which was his home until death, March 3, 1878. During his years of residence in Granville he labored not only for the material but the moral interests of the village, laboring for all that was right and manly, and assisting in the promotion of all movements tending toward the betterment of the community. No man did more to improve the moral standing of the town. He assisted in organizing the First National bank of the village, serving as director until his death. In association with other gentlemen, the Reform Club was organized. He was a strong advocate of temperance, and a Republican in politics. He was nominated by the Prohibitionists for the legislature, but fearing that his candidacy might imperil the success of the Republican ticket, he declined the honor. His funeral was held at the Friends' meeting house, and at no time in the history of the village have such honors been paid or such respect shown to the memory of any one. Every store, shop and office was closed; the officials of the bank, the officers and members of the Reform Club, numbering between four and five hundred, attended in a body. Such numbers assembled at the meeting house that overflow memorial services were held in the school house and basement of the meeting house in connection with the regular services in the audience room. Resolutions of respect were passed by the board of directors of the bank, the Reform Club, and other organizations with which he was connected, the banks and Reform Club buildings being both draped in mourning.

He married, April 11, 1861, Hannah Eliza, tenth child of David and Hannah (Dillingham) Rogers (see Rogers VIII).

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