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The Kendall Family of Sterling, MA

Extracted from Historic Homes & Institutions and Personal Memoirs of Worcester, County, Massachusetts. Prepared under the Editorial Supervision of Ellery Bicknell Crane, and Published by the Lewis Publishing Company, 1907.

 

Vol # 1, pages 541-542

 

Francis Kendall (I), the immigrant ancestor of Everett Kendall, of Boylston, MA, born in England in 1620, gave his age as about 38 years in a deposition Dec., 1658. He settled at Woburn, MA, in 1640, or earlier, and was one of the 33 men of Charlestown who signed the town orders for Woburn. He was on the Woburn tax list in 1645 with his brother, Thomas Kendall, and was admitted freeman May 26, 1647. When he married, Dec. 24, 1644, Mary Tidd, his name was recorded "Francis Kendall, alias Miles", and the family tradition explains this alias by the fact that he was said to have left England without the consent of his parents. His brother Thomas seems never to have used any other name. He died 1708, and his wife died 1705. His will is dated May 9, 1706. He was a miller, and left his corn mill to his sons John, Thomas and Samuel. Children of Francis Kendall and Mary (Tidd) Kendall were: 1. John, born Jul. 2, 1646. 2. Thomas, b. Jan. 10, 1648/9. 3. Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1650/1; married Israel Reed. 4. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 15, 1652/3; married first, Ephraim Winship; second, James Pierce. 5. Hannah, b. Jan. 26, 1654/5; married William Green, Jr., as his second wife. Rebecca, b. Mar. 2, 1657; married Joshua Eaton, Dec. 1706. 7. Samuel, mentioned below. 8. Jacob, b. Jan. 25, 1660/1. 9. Abigail, b. Apr. 6, 1666; married William Reed, May 24, 1686.

(II) Samuel Kendall, son of Francis (I), born in Woburn, MA, Mar. 8, 1659, settled about 1742 in Lancaster, MA, and was progenitor of the Sterling family, as well as that of the Boylston and others in the vicinity. His will was made Dec. 6, 1742, and proved 1749. He died about 1749, when he was 90 years old. He married, Nov. 13, 1683, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac Mixer. She died Oct. 25, 1691. He married (second), Mar. 3, 1692, Mary, daughter of William Locke. Children of Samuel and Rebecca Kendall were: 1. Samuel, mentioned below. 2. Isaac, born Sept. 13, 1686; married Oct. 9, 1706, Hannah Walker, and settled in Ashford, CT. 3. Joshua, b. Mar. 1689; married Susannah Harrington; resided at Watertown, MA, and Ashford, CT. 4. Rebecca, b. Jul. 6, 1691; died Nov. 25, 1691. 5. Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1692/3; died Aug. 14, 1727. 6. Rebecca, b. Jan. 26, 1694/5; married Samuel Russell. 7. Abigail, b. Mar. 3, 1697; married William Nichols, of Reading, 1719/20. 8. Ebenezer, b. May 16, 1700; married Hannah _______. 9. Ruth, b. Apr.23, 1703; married ___ Bancroft. 10. Tabitha, b. Jan. 22, 1706/7; married Nathan Richardson.

(III) Samuel Kendall, son of Samuel Kendall (II), was born Aug. 13, 1684. He married Prudence ____ about 1710. Their children were: 1. Samuel, mentioned below. 2. Rebecca, born, Aug. 27, 1714. 3. Stephen, born Mar. 10, 1717.

(IV) Samuel Kendall, son of Samuel Kendall (III), was born Sept. 4, 1711. He settled in sterling, MA, and married Phebe Brintain Sept. 23, 1736. sterling then known as Chocksett, part of Lancaster. These children of Samuel and Phebe were baptized in sterling by Rev. Mr. Mullen: 1. Samuel, bapt. Feb. 17, 1745. 2. Rebecca, bapt Feb. 17, 1745. 3. Abigail, bapt. Jul. 20, 1746. 4. Caleb, bapt. May 15, 1748. 5. Bartholomew, bapt. Feb. 18, 1749. 6. Caleb, bapt. Mar. 24, 1750. 7. Bartholomew, bapt. Feb. 28, 1753. 8. William, bapt. Oct. 13, 1754. 9. Phebe, bapt. Jul. 3, 1757. 10. Lucy, bapt. Feb. 10, 1760. 11. Lucinda, bapt. Nov. 14, 1762.

(V) Caleb Kendall, son of Samuel (IV), born 1750, bapt. Sterling (Chocksett) Church, Mar. 24, 1750, settled in Boylston. He married first Priscilla Savory, who bore him 4 children. He married (second), Apr. 15, 1788, Mrs. Lucy (Baldwin) Kendall, widow of Thomas Kendall. she died at Boylston, Nov. 22, 1845, aged 85 years. Children of Caleb and Priscilla: 1. Priscilla. 2. Zipporah. 3. Caleb, Jr.; married Jun. 24, 1803, Dolly sawyer. 4. Joshua, mentioned below. Children of Caleb and Lucy were: 5. Lucy, married Joseph Sawyer. 6. David, b. Mar. 12, 1791. 7. Samuel, b. Oct, 1792. 8. Hannah, married Phineas Moore. 9. Elmira, married Jotham Howe. 10. Emily, married James Hastings. 11. William, married Susan Hartshorn.

(VI) Joshua Kendall, son of Caleb Kendall (V), born at Boylston (Shrewsbury, No. Precinct) May 1, 1781, died there Sept. 22, 1813, aged 33 yrs, 4 mos and 22 days. He married at Boylston, May 25, 1807, Patty Sawyer. Their children were: 1. Oliver Sawyer, mentioned below. 2. Charles Sheldon, born Aug. 19, 1809; married Mary Andrews. 3. Horace Hastings, died young.

(VII) Oliver Kendall, son of Joshua Kendall (VI), was born at Boylston, MA, Apr. 30, 1808. He died Boylston, where he died Jul. 26, 1881. H married Dec. 13, 1836, Mindwell (called Minday) daughter of Nathaniel Lamson, of Boylston. Their children were: Nathaniel Lamson, b. Jun. 27, 1841. 2. Everett, b. Jul. 17, 1845. 3. Oliver Sawyer, Jr., b. Jul 30, 1848; married Hattie Moore, 1871, and resided in Worcester.

 

The Kendall Family of Athol, MA, Lebanon, NY, Oxford, MA etc.

 

Vol. #II pages 423-425

The family to which George Nelson Kendall, of Athol, MA, came originally from the town of Kendall on the river Kent, Westmoreland county, England. The emigrants to this country were Francis and Deacon Thomas Kendall, who sailed from England under the alias of Miles, again taking the name of Kendall on reaching this country. Their father John Kendall, lived in Cambridge, England, in 1646, and died there in 1660. Francis Kendall is the common ancestor of all the Kendalls in this country, Deacon Thomas having 10 daughters but no sons.

Francis Kendall, above mentioned, was in Charlestown, MA, prior to 1640. He was a large landholder and a miller by occupation. He died in 1708. He married at Woburn, MA, Dec. 24, 1644, Mary Tidd, and their sons born in Woburn, MA were: John, Jul. 2, 1646; Thomas, Jan. 10, 1648; Samuel, Mar. 8, 1659; Jacob, Jan. 25, 1660. John Tidd, Tead, Ted or Teed, embarked May 12, 1637, at Yarmouth, England, aged 19, as servant of Samuel Greenfield, of Norwich. Was of Charlestown that year, subscribed there in Dec., 1640, "Town Orders" for Woburn, taxed at Woburn, 1645 chosen surveyor of fences 1646. His wife Alice died in 1651. His second wife Alice, daughters Mary and Elizabeth, and a son John. His daughter Mary was doubtless wife of Francis Kendall.

Thomas Kendall, 2nd son of Francis and Mary (Tidd) Kendall, born Jan. 10, 1648, married at Woburn, 1673, Ruth Blogget, daughter of Samuel Blogget, Sr. of Woburn. Ruth Kendall died, Dec. 18, 1695. The male children of their family were: Thomas, born May 19, 1677; Samuel, b. Oct. 29, 1682; Ralph, b. May 4, 1685; Eleazer, b. Nov. 16, 1687; Jabez, b. Sept. 10, 1692. Samuel Blogget, Sr. was born in England, brought by parents to America when 11/2 years old, came to Woburn to reside, married Ruth Iggleden, of Boston, Dec. 13, 1655. He died Jul. 3, 1687, and his widow died Oct. 14, 1703.

Thomas Kendall, eldest son of Thomas and Ruth (Blogget) Kendall, born May 19, 1677, married Sarah, daughter of Rev. Thomas Cheever, at Boston, MA, Nov. 7, 1701. They lived in Woburn, where 4 children were born, moving to Lexington about 1710 and to Framingham about 1745. Sarah Kendall died in Framingham, 1761. History of Framingham gives Benjamin, baptized in Lexington, as their first born child. History of Lexington records the birth of 3 children born before him in Woburn. This discrepancy in the Framingham records has misled those who have tried to follow this Kendall line. Their children, born in Woburn, were: Sarah, Sept. 7, 1702; Thomas, Jul. 30, 1704; Abigail, Aug. 10, 1706; Benjamin, 1708. Those born in Lexington were: Mary, 1711; Josiah, 1713, Ezekial, 1715; Elizabeth, 1716; Ruth, 1720; Jane, 1722: Elijah and Elisha, 1725. Ezekial Cheever, born in London, England, Jan. 25, 1614, came to Boston in 1637, died in Boston, Aug. 21, 1708. He was famous as master of Boston Latin School, went to New Haven, CT, 1638, thence to Ipswich, MA, thence to Charlestown, MA, and finally in 1671 to Boston, where he resided until his death. Rev. Thomas Cheever, son of Ezekial, born in Ipswich, Aug. 23, 1656, graduated in Harvard College, 1677 first pastor of First Church, Chelsea, 1715, died in Chelsea, Nov. 27, 1749. Married Sarah Bill, daughter of James Bill, Sr., of Pullen Point. Sarah Cheever died Jan. 30, 1701. Sarah, daughter of Rev. Thomas and Sarah (Bill) Cheever, married, in Boston, Nov. 7, 1701, Thomas Kendall, of the 4th generation.

Thomas Kendall, eldest son of Thomas and Sarah (Cheever) Kendall, born Jul. 30, 1704, was admitted to church in Lexington, 1726, and baptized same date, Oct. 2. He married Mary, daughter of Ephraim Curtis, the famous Indian scout of Sudbury, MA. Mary was born Dec. 29, 1710, died in Hopkinton, MA, 1747. Their children born in Hopkinton were: Abner, Mar. 12, 1738; Jonathan, Jan. 29, 1742, see forward; Thomas, Apr. 15, 1745. It is presumed that these children were brought up by their grandmother, Sarah (Cheever) Kendall, of Framingham, both their parents dying during the infancy of the children. Abner, is supposed to have gone to VT; Jonathan went to Athol, and Thomas entered Dartmouth College from Framingham, 1769/70. Thomas Kendall (father) was a carpenter, served in the French and Indian wars, and died from a wound from his own broad axe, date unknown. Henry Curtis, who came from England in the ship "Arbella", landing at Salem and prior to 1637 settled in Watertown, MA, was one of the original settlers of Sudbury. Married Mary, daughter of Nicholas Gray or Gay, of Southhampton, England, who sailed from England, Apr. 24, 1638, in the ship "Confidence." Ephraim Curtis, son of Henry Curtis, born Mar. 31, 1662, married Mary Ston, May 10, 1705, at Sudbury. He was known far and wide as the most famous Indian scout of his times. Mary Curtis, daughter of Ephraim and Mary (Ston) Curtis, born Dec. 29, 1710, Sudbury, MA, married Thomas Kendall of the 5th generation.

Jonathan Kendall, 2nd son of Thomas and Mary (Curtis) Kendall, born Jan. 29, 1742, came to Athol and settled on Chestnut Hill, where he built a log house and cleared up a few acres from out of the forest, where now stands the old Kendall house. He was a soldier in the war for independence and participated in the battles of Bunker Hill and Ticonderoga. He died in 1817. In 1765, he married Annie Oliver, who bore him 6 children, 5 daughters and 1 son.

Rev. Thomas Kendall, A. M., youngest son of Thomas and Mary (Curtis) Kendall, born Apr. 15, 1745 in Hopkington, MA, died in New Lebanon, NY, Dec. 5, 1836. He graduated from Dartmouth College, 1774, went on a mission to the Caghuawaga Indians of Canada with Levi Frisbie and James Dean, studied divinity with the Rev. Daniel Emerson, of Hollis, NH, served as chaplain of Knox's regiment. Artillery Continental Troops, revolutionary war, Jan. 1776, to Jan. 1777. Rev. Thomas Kendall was pastor of the Congregational Church in Kingston, RI, 1802, dismissed 1818. From 1800 to 1818 his family resided on a farm in Millbury, MA. He married Ruth, daughter of Richard and Anna (Holman) Waters, of Sutton, MA, about 1784-85. Ruth (Holman) Kendall died Jul. 14, 1818, in Millbury.

Thomas Kendall, Jr., son of Rev. Thomas and Ruth (Waters) Kendall, married, Apr. 7, 1806, at Oxford, MA, Olive, daughter of Lemuel and Bathsheba (Gilbert) Crane, and their children were: Ruth, b. Mar. 9, 1809, married George Spencer; John, Jul. 21, 1810, see forward; Edwin, Mar. 11, 1813, married Jane Smith; Adoniram, Dec. 17, 1813, married Mary Mead; David and Thomas, Jan. 24, 1816, the former married Mary Wolcott and the later Nancy Smith. Thomas the father of these children died at Albany, NY, Dec. 10, 1831, and his wife died Jun. 30, 1818.

John Kendall, the eldest son of Thomas and Olive (Crane) Kendall, born Jul. 21, 1810, died May 19, 1892. He married at Canaan, NY, Jul. 24, 1832, Deborah, daughter of William Thomas and Phebe (Throop) Avery. They resided in New Lebanon, NY, 1832, Galesburg, IL, 1836-44, Cleveland, OH, 1844, returned to New Lebanon, 1847

John Kendall, only son of Jonathan and Annie (Oliver) Kendall, who settled in Athol, MA, married Susannah Smith in 1796, and their family consisted of 4 daughters and 6 sons, as follows: Jonathan, settled at Orange, and was the father of Aral and Sarah Kendall. Stephen, died young. Wyman S. went south, married Nancy Galpin, and had Alfred, Charles W., Edwin G. and John H. Kendall. Annie, married Joshua Young and died soon after. Joab, b. Dec. 22, 1805, married Louisa Young, of Orwell, VT, and their son Ira Y. was b. Dec. 25, 1831. Joab, died Dec. 14, 1884. Lydia, married Ezekial Gardner Davis, and was mother to Azor S. Davis. Ozi, b. Athol, Sept. 13, 1810, married Fannie A. Ainsworth, daughter of Samuel Ainsworth of Petersham. John, married Cynthia Garfield. Maria, married Russell Smith. Susannah.

Vol. IV, pages 44-45

Francis Kendall (I), the immigrant ancestor of Stephen Chapin Kendall, of Fitchburg, MA, was born in England. The records give him an alias Miles, and some of his descendants believe that the name was assumed when he left England to avoid religious examination imposed on emigrants at that time. His original name was certainly Kendall and he bore his own name from the first after reaching this country. He settled in Woburn. He was a miller by trade. He was one of the most prominent and influential men of his day. He was in Woburn before 1640. His brother Thomas settled in Reading, not far away, and the children of Thomas are mentioned in the will of Francis Kendall. They were all daughters, so the various Kendall families trace their ancestry to Francis in every case. He was born in England between 1615 and 1620. He died in 1708. His will dated May 9, 1706, mentions his wife and children given below.
He married, Dec. 24, 1644, Mary Tidd, daughter of John Tidd, of Woburn. She died 1705. Their children were: John, born May 2, 1646, died 1732, soldier in King Philip’s war, 1675; had eleven children, of whom John settled in Dunstable about 1730; married Deborah Richardson, Mar. 25, 1718, and Francis’s son John settled in Leominster. Thomas, born Jan. 10, 1648/9, died May 26, 1730, aged 81 years. Mary, born Jan. 20, 1650/1, married Israel Reed, Elizabeth, born Jan. 15, 1652/3, died Oct. 16, 1715; married James Peirce. Hannah, born Jan. 26, 1654/5, married William Green. Rebecca, born Mar. 21, 1657/8, married Joshua Eaton. Samuel, born Mar. 8, 1659/60, died 1749. Jacob, born Jan. 25, 1660/1, of whom later. Abigail, born Apr. 6, 1666, married, May 24, 1686, William Reed.
(II) Jacob Kendall, eighth child of Francis Kendall (I), was born in Woburn, MA, Jan. 26, 1660/1. He settled in Woburn where all his children except the youngest were born. He removed in 1716 to Billerica, where he lived for a short time. He married twice (first), Jan. 2, 1683/4, Persis Haywood, who died Oct. 19, 1694; (second) Alice Temple, Jan. 10, 1694/5. The children of Jacob and Persis Kendall were: Persis, born Aug. 24, 1685; Jacob (twin), born Jan. 12, 1687, died Jan. 20, 1686/7; Jacob (twin), born Jan. 13, 1686/7, named in the will of his grandfather, Francis Kendall, in 1706, died before Apr. 22, 1714. Joseph, born Dec. 17, 1688, died Oct. 3, 1743; Jonathan, born Nov. 2, 1690, died Nov. 11, 1690; Daniel, born Oct. 23, 1691, of whom later. The children of Jacob and Alice Kendall were: Ebenezer, born Nov. 9, 1695; John, born Jan. 9, 1696/7, died Oct. 17, 1687; Sarah, born Jul. 18, 1698, married Benjamin Whittemore, of Boston.; Esther, born Nov. 20, 1699; Hezekiah, born May 26, 1701; Nathan, born Dec. 12, 1702, of whom later; Susanna, born Oct. 27, 1704; Phebe, born Dec. 19, 1706; David, born Sept. 28, 1708; Ebenezer, born Apr. 5, 1710; Alice, born Jan. 31, 1711/12; Abraham, born Apr. 26, 1712; Jacob, born Apr. 22, 1714, died Jun. 1, 1714; Persis, born Aug. 23, 1715; Jacob, born at Billerica, Jul. 1, 1717.
(III) Nathan Kendall, 12th child of Jacob Kendall (II), was born in Woburn, MA, Dec. 12, 1702. He was one of the pioneers at Litchfield, NH, where he was for may years a leading citizen. Among his children were: Nathan, Jr., born 1726, died Nov. 10, 1791; removed to Amherst, NH, between 1747 and 1754; married Rebecca Coburn, 1753, who died in Antrim 1818, aged 88 years; they had 8 children. Amos, signed petitions in Litchfield in 1746. Daniel, born about 1725, of whom later.
(IV) Daniel Kendall, son of Nathan Kendall (III), was born in Litchfield, NH, about 1725, or was brought there soon afterward, probably from Woburn, MA.He was in Captain Goffe’s company in the Indian war in 1745. Among his children was Jacob, of whom later.
(V) Deacon Jacob Kendall, son of Daniel Kendall (IV), was born in Litchfield, NH, in 1758. He was a revolutionary soldier, enlisting at Litchfield in 1777 in Ensign David McQuig’s company, and again he served in Colonel Wentworth’s regiment at Portsmouth in 1779. He settled in Amherst, an adjacent town to his native place, directly after the revolution in 1783. He died in Mount Vernon, Jun. 3, 1823. He married, Jun. 25, 1782, Sarah Jamson, of Amherst. She was born Mar. 20, 1761, and died Aug. 10, 1847. Their children were: Amos, born 1782, died at New Boston, Jan. 12, 1859. Sarah, born Jan. 17, 1784, died Sept. 14, 1861; married (first) Simeon Flint, Aug. 20, 1804; (second) Aaron Wilkins, Sept. 16, 1824. Jacob, born Apr. 15, 1785. Elizabeth, born Aug. 11, 1788. Jonathan, born Aug. 11, 1791, married Phebe Flint, 1815, died Oct. 24, 1859. Josiah, of whom later.
(VI) Josiah Kendall, youngest child of Deacon Jacob Kendall (V), was born at Mount Vernon, then Amherst, NH, Jan. 21 1797. He was a farmer at Mount Vernon during all his active life. He lived a few years at Antrim, NH, in the Simon Story, house which was built for him. Several of his children lived there also. The children of Josiah and Mary (Lovett) Kendall were: 1. John L., married Christiana Lovejoy in 1851 and resided in the Cummings house at Antrim, NH; he was lost overboard on the Potomac while in service in the civil war; their children died young. 2. Stephen C., of whom later. 3. Adoniram J., settled in Antrim, removed to Nashua in 1851; lost an arm while using a circular saw in a mill; married Amanda Abbott, and they had three children: Frank E., born in Antrim, 1851, died young, left a daughter, Maud; George Henry, unmarried; William, unmarried. Elizabeth, died 1852.
(VII) Stephen Chapin Kendall, son of Josiah Kendall (VI), was born in Mount Vernon, NH, Aug. 27, 1825. He received a common school education in his native town and learned the trade of carpenter at Nashua, NH, where he worked for several years. He removed to Antrim, NH, in 1849, and followed his trade there. In 1859 he left Antrim to go to Southbridge, MA, where he assisted in the erection of a cotton mill, and he remained there in the cotton manufacturing business four years. He died at the age of 73 years, ten months and 21 days, Jul. 17, 1899. Stephen Chapin Kendall married, Jun. 7, 1848, Alfreda C. Jackson, daughter of Charles A. Jackson, of Tamworth, NH. They had no children.

 

Vol IV, pages 329-331

James Francis Kendall, proprietor of the well known Kendall Farm on Kendall Hill, in Sterling, belongs to one of the oldest families in that town. He is a son of Daniel Kendall, and a direct descendant of Samuel Kendall, who was one of the first settlers of Sterling. Samuel Kendall went to Sterling when it was known by its original Indian name of Chocksett, and in 1718 he received from Messrs. Wilder and Sawyer, the title to a tract of land to whom it had previously been deeded by George Tahanto, the nephew of Sholan, sachem of the Nashua Indians, who dwelt in the vicinity of the Wahshaccum Ponds. This tract of land, which has ever since remained in the families possession, was deeded by Samuel Kendall to his son Josiah, and subsequently inherited in turn by Ethan, Luther, Daniel and James Francis Kendall, and is now conducted by his son Luther B. Kendall Hill was named for the family, and its representatives for nearly 200 years have figured prominently in the political and religious affairs of Sterling.
Daniel Kendall, James F. Kendall’s father, possessed a natural genius for handcraft, and was noted for his ability as a mechanic. Daniel Kendall married Elizabeth Jewett. He died in Sterling, Jan. 13, 1892. Mrs. Kendall died Jan. 14, 1892, one day after her husband’s death. James F. Kendall was born in sterling, June 11, 1840. In 1864 he married Anna Elizabeth Payne, of Providence, RI, daughter of James W. and Elizabeth Payne. She became the mother of 4 children: Luther Barker, born Oct. 10, 1866, married Lulu Gallop of Worcester, MA; William Daniel, Jan. 14, 1877; Mary Elizabeth, May 7, 1881, died in infancy; and Clarence Francis, Jan. 8, 1884.

Vol IV pages 330-331

Francis Kendall (I), the immigrant ancestor of the late Jacob Agustus Kendall, of Leominster, MA, was born in England, married Mary Tidd, daughter of John Tidd. Their children were: John, b. Jul. 2,, 1646; Thomas, b. Jan. 10, 1648/9; Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1650/1, married Israel Reed; Elizabeth, b. Jan. 15, 1652/3, married James Pierce; Hannah, b. Jan. 26, 1654/5, married William Greene; Rebecca, b. Mar. 21, 1656/7, married Joshua Eaton; Samuel, b. Mar. 8, 1659.60; Jacob, b. Jan. 25, 1660/1, of whom later; Abigail, b. Apr. 6, 1666, married William Reed.
(II) Jacob Kendall, 8th child of Francis Kendall (I), was born on Woburn, MA, Jan. 25, 1660/1. He removed to Billerica about 1716. he married Persis Haywood, who died Oct. 19, 1694. he married (second), Jan. 10, 1694/5 Alice Temple. The children of Jacob and Persis Kendall were: Persis, born Aug. 24, 1685; Jacob (twin), b. Jan. 12, 1686/7, died Jan. 20, 1686/7; Jacob (named after twin brother who died), born Jan. 12, 1686/7, died probably before Apr. 22, 1714; Joseph, born Dec. 17, 1688, married twice; died Oct. 3, 1743; Jonathan, born Nov. 2, 1690, died Nov. 11, 1690; Daniel, born Oct. 23, 1691. The children of Jacob and Alice Kendall were: Ebenezer, born Nov. 9, 1695; John, born Jan. 9, 1696/7, died Oct. 17, 1697; Sarah, born Jul. 18, 1698, married Benjamin Whitmore; Esther, born Nov. 20, 1699; Hezekiah, born May 26, 1701; Nathan, born Dec. 12, 1702; Susanna, born Oct. 27, 1704; Phebe, born Dec. 19, 1706; David, born Sept. 28, 1708; Ebenezer, born Apr. 5, 1710, of whom later; Alice, born Jan. 31, 1711/12; Abram, born Apr. 26, 1713; Persis, born Aug. 23, 1715; Jacob, born Billerica, Jul. 1, 1717.
(III) Ensign Ebenezer Kendall, son of Jacob Kendall (II), his 16th child, was born at Billerica, MA, Apr. 5, 1710. He settled at Dunstable with a number of other members of the Kendall family. He died Dec. 2, 1774, in his 65th year. His wife Hannah died Feb. 10, 1761, in her 45th year. He married (second) --------- . The children of Ensign Ebenezer and Hannah Kendall were: Asa, born Mar. 16, 1735, of whom later; Ebenezer, Jr. born Oct 5, 1736; Abraham, born Feb. 17, 1739; Hannah, born Oct. 13, 1741; Molly, born Apr. 9, 1744; Abraham, born Nov. 29, 1747; William, born Oct. 9, 1750; Hezekiah, born Apr. 14, 1753; Abraham, born Apr. 12, 1756, Joseph Hasey, born Dec. 1, 1759, died 1761. The child of the second wife was Isaac, born Jan. 29, 1763.
(IV) Sergeant Asa Kendall, son of Ebenezer Kendall (III), was born Mar. 16, 1735. He built the parish pew in the meeting house at Dunstable in 1763. Mr. Kendall moved to Ashby during the revolution and became a prominent citizen there. He married Sarah, and their first five children were born in Dunstable, perhaps all of them. The children were: Sarah, born Sept. 4, 1760; Asa, born May 27, 1762, became a prominent citizen of Ashby; Catherine, born Apr. 28, 1764; Benjamin, born Nov. 27, 1765; Mary, born Dec. 29, 1766; Pierpont, born about 1769, married Sarah-------, had son Oliver, born Jun. 30, 1792, at Ashby; Oliver, Oliver, of whom later; Joseph settled in Ashby, father of Joseph O. Kendall.
(V) Oliver Kendall, son of Asa Kendall (IV), was born at Dunstable about 1775. He settled in Ashby when a young man and was a farmer there all his life. He married Lucy Wellington. Their children were: Hosea; Liberty W., born Nov. 21, 1803, of whom later.
(VI) Liberty W. Kendall, son of Oliver Kendall (V), was born in Ashby, MA, Nov. 21, 1803. He settled in Ashby, MA, and lived there until 1836. He bought land in Leominster, Jan. 9, 1836, and moved there. He resided in Leominister the remainder of his life, his death occurring Nov. 14, 1889. He married Sarah Puffer. The children, all born in Ashby were: Jacob Agustus, of whom later; George Wakefield, married Ellen Taylor, and they had one daughter, Orocy, who married John Kivlan; Caroline, died aged 6 years.
(VII) Jacob Agustus Kendall, son of Liberty W. Kendall, was born in Ashby, MA in 1827. He married (first) Mary E. Sheldon, and after her decease married Helen M. Richardson, Dec. 19, 1860. She was daughter of Eri and Abigail Chandler (Bragg) Richardson. Their only child was Caroline M. Kendall, born Aug. 19, 1876.

 

Vol IV, pages 329-331

James Francis Kendall, proprietor of the well known Kendall Farm on Kendall Hill, in Sterling, belongs to one of the oldest families in that town. He is a son of Daniel Kendall, and a direct descendant of Samuel Kendall, who was one of the first settlers of Sterling. Samuel Kendall went to Sterling when it was known by its original Indian name of Chocksett, and in 1718 he received from Messrs. Wilder and Sawyer, the title to a tract of land to whom it had previously been deeded by George Tahanto, the nephew of Sholan, sachem of the Nashua Indians, who dwelt in the vicinity of the Wahshaccum Ponds. This tract of land, which has ever since remained in the families possession, was deeded by Samuel Kendall to his son Josiah, and subsequently inherited in turn by Ethan, Luther, Daniel and James Francis Kendall, and is now conducted by his son Luther B. Kendall Hill was named for the family, and its representatives for nearly 200 years have figured prominently in the political and religious affairs of Sterling.
Daniel Kendall, James F. Kendall’s father, possessed a natural genius for handcraft, and was noted for his ability as a mechanic. Daniel Kendall married Elizabeth Jewett. He died in Sterling, Jan. 13, 1892. Mrs. Kendall died Jan. 14, 1892, one day after her husband’s death. James F. Kendall was born in sterling, June 11, 1840. In 1864 he married Anna Elizabeth Payne, of Providence, RI, daughter of James W. and Elizabeth Payne. She became the mother of 4 children: Luther Barker, born Oct. 10, 1866, married Lulu Gallop of Worcester, MA; William Daniel, Jan. 14, 1877; Mary Elizabeth, May 7, 1881, died in infancy; and Clarence Francis, Jan. 8, 1884.

Vol IV pages 330-331

Francis Kendall (I), the immigrant ancestor of the late Jacob Agustus Kendall, of Leominster, MA, was born in England, married Mary Tidd, daughter of John Tidd. Their children were: John, b. Jul. 2,, 1646; Thomas, b. Jan. 10, 1648/9; Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1650/1, married Israel Reed; Elizabeth, b. Jan. 15, 1652/3, married James Pierce; Hannah, b. Jan. 26, 1654/5, married William Greene; Rebecca, b. Mar. 21, 1656/7, married Joshua Eaton; Samuel, b. Mar. 8, 1659.60; Jacob, b. Jan. 25, 1660/1, of whom later; Abigail, b. Apr. 6, 1666, married William Reed.
(II) Jacob Kendall, 8th child of Francis Kendall (I), was born on Woburn, MA, Jan. 25, 1660/1. He removed to Billerica about 1716. he married Persis Haywood, who died Oct. 19, 1694. he married (second), Jan. 10, 1694/5 Alice Temple. The children of Jacob and Persis Kendall were: Persis, born Aug. 24, 1685; Jacob (twin), b. Jan. 12, 1686/7, died Jan. 20, 1686/7; Jacob (named after twin brother who died), born Jan. 12, 1686/7, died probably before Apr. 22, 1714; Joseph, born Dec. 17, 1688, married twice; died Oct. 3, 1743; Jonathan, born Nov. 2, 1690, died Nov. 11, 1690; Daniel, born Oct. 23, 1691. The children of Jacob and Alice Kendall were: Ebenezer, born Nov. 9, 1695; John, born Jan. 9, 1696/7, died Oct. 17, 1697; Sarah, born Jul. 18, 1698, married Benjamin Whitmore; Esther, born Nov. 20, 1699; Hezekiah, born May 26, 1701; Nathan, born Dec. 12, 1702; Susanna, born Oct. 27, 1704; Phebe, born Dec. 19, 1706; David, born Sept. 28, 1708; Ebenezer, born Apr. 5, 1710, of whom later; Alice, born Jan. 31, 1711/12; Abram, born Apr. 26, 1713; Persis, born Aug. 23, 1715; Jacob, born Billerica, Jul. 1, 1717.
(III) Ensign Ebenezer Kendall, son of Jacob Kendall (II), his 16th child, was born at Billerica, MA, Apr. 5, 1710. He settled at Dunstable with a number of other members of the Kendall family. He died Dec. 2, 1774, in his 65th year. His wife Hannah died Feb. 10, 1761, in her 45th year. He married (second) --------- . The children of Ensign Ebenezer and Hannah Kendall were: Asa, born Mar. 16, 1735, of whom later; Ebenezer, Jr. born Oct 5, 1736; Abraham, born Feb. 17, 1739; Hannah, born Oct. 13, 1741; Molly, born Apr. 9, 1744; Abraham, born Nov. 29, 1747; William, born Oct. 9, 1750; Hezekiah, born Apr. 14, 1753; Abraham, born Apr. 12, 1756, Joseph Hasey, born Dec. 1, 1759, died 1761. The child of the second wife was Isaac, born Jan. 29, 1763.
(IV) Sergeant Asa Kendall, son of Ebenezer Kendall (III), was born Mar. 16, 1735. He built the parish pew in the meeting house at Dunstable in 1763. Mr. Kendall moved to Ashby during the revolution and became a prominent citizen there. He married Sarah, and their first five children were born in Dunstable, perhaps all of them. The children were: Sarah, born Sept. 4, 1760; Asa, born May 27, 1762, became a prominent citizen of Ashby; Catherine, born Apr. 28, 1764; Benjamin, born Nov. 27, 1765; Mary, born Dec. 29, 1766; Pierpont, born about 1769, married Sarah-------, had son Oliver, born Jun. 30, 1792, at Ashby; Oliver, Oliver, of whom later; Joseph settled in Ashby, father of Joseph O. Kendall.
(V) Oliver Kendall, son of Asa Kendall (IV), was born at Dunstable about 1775. He settled in Ashby when a young man and was a farmer there all his life. He married Lucy Wellington. Their children were: Hosea; Liberty W., born Nov. 21, 1803, of whom later.
(VI) Liberty W. Kendall, son of Oliver Kendall (V), was born in Ashby, MA, Nov. 21, 1803. He settled in Ashby, MA, and lived there until 1836. He bought land in Leominster, Jan. 9, 1836, and moved there. He resided in Leominister the remainder of his life, his death occurring Nov. 14, 1889. He married Sarah Puffer. The children, all born in Ashby were: Jacob Agustus, of whom later; George Wakefield, married Ellen Taylor, and they had one daughter, Orocy, who married John Kivlan; Caroline, died aged 6 years.
(VII) Jacob Agustus Kendall, son of Liberty W. Kendall, was born in Ashby, MA in 1827. He married (first) Mary E. Sheldon, and after her decease married Helen M. Richardson, Dec. 19, 1860. She was daughter of Eri and Abigail Chandler (Bragg) Richardson. Their only child was Caroline M. Kendall, born Aug. 19, 1876.

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(I) Francis Kendall born England, died 1708, at age 88, married Mary Tidd. Mary (Tidd) Kendall died in 1705. (THIS WAS MUCH ABBREVIATED, by typist) Children of Francis and Mary (Tidd) Kendall were: John, born Jul. 2, 1646; Thomas, Jan. 10, 1648/9; Mary, Jan. 20, 1650/1, married Israel Reed, about 1669; Elizabeth, Jan. 15, 1652/3, married (first) Ephraim Winship; (second) James Pierce; Hannah, Jan. 26, 1654/5, married William Greene Jr., as his second wife; Rebecca, Mar. 2, 1657, married Joshua Eaton, Dec., 1706; Samuel, Mar. 8, 1659; Jacob, Jan. 25, 1660/1; Abigail, Apr. 6, 1666, married William Reed, May 24, 1686.
(II) Samuel Kendall, son of Francis Kendall (I), born in Woburn, MA, Mar. 8, 1659/60; married, Nov. 13, 1683, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac Mixer. She died Oct. 25, 1691. He married (second), Mar. 30, 1692, Mary, daughter of William Locke. He removed to Lancaster, probably in 1742, as he was taxed in Woburn Jan. 28, 1741/2. He died in 1749 at the age of 90 years. Children of Samuel and Rebecca (Mixer) Kendall: Samuel, born Aug. 13, 1684, married Prudence _______, about 1710; Isaac, Sept. 1686, married Oct. 9, 1706, Hannah Walker, settled in Ashford, CT; Joshua, Mar. 14, 1689, married May 23, 1710, Susanna Harrington, settled in Watertown, MA, and Ashford, CT; Rebecca, Jul. 6, 1691, died Nov. 25, 1691. Children of Samuel and Mary (Locke) Kendall were: Mary, Feb. 3, 1693, died Aug. 14, 1727, unmarried; Rebecca, Jan. 26, 1684/5, died Jul. 26, 1791, married Samuel Russell; Abigail, Mar. 31, 1697, married William Nichols, of Reading, Jan. 14, 1720; Ebenezer, May 16, 1700, married Hannah Thompson about 1731; Ruth, Apr. 23, 1703, married Raham Bancroft; Tabitha, born Jan. 22, 1706/7, married Nathan Richards, Jul. 3, 1729, died Nov. 25, 1739.
(III) Samuel Kendall, son of Samuel Kendall (II), born Aug. 13, 1684, at Woburn, MA. He settled in Lancaster, MA, where he died in 1743. His will mentions his wife Prudence and three children: Children of Samuel and Prudence were: Samuel, born Sept. 4, 1711; Rebecca, Aug. 27, 1714; Stephen, Mar. 10, 1717.
(IV) Samuel Kendall, son of Samuel Kendall (III), was born in Lancaster (?), MA, Sept. 4, 1711. He married Phebe Brintain, Sept. 23, 1736. They settled in what is now Sterling, possibly on the homestead of his father, as Samuel and wife Phebe, joined the Chocksett (Sterling) church soon after the father’s death Feb. 3, 1744/5. Chocksett became the town of Sterling in 1781. Samuel Kendall was in the expedition to Canada, in 1759, under Col. Oliver Wilder, of Lancaster, as was also his brother, Stephen Kendall. Children of Samuel and Phebe (Brintain) Kendall, baptized in the Chocksett church by pastor, Rev. Mr. Mellen: Samuel, bapt. Feb. 17, 1745; Rebecca, Feb. 17, 1745; Abigail, Jul. 20, 1746; Caleb, May 15, 1748, probably died young; Bartholomew, Feb. 28, 1753; William, Oct 13, 1754; Phebe, Jul. 3, 1757; Lucy, Feb. 10, 1760; Lucinda, Nov. 14, 1762.
(V) Caleb Kendall, son of Samuel Kendall (IV), born in sterling, and bapt. Mar. 24, 1750; married (first) Dec. 8, 1773, Priscilla Townsend, daughter of Joshua Townsend, in Shrewsbury, MA. He resided in Shrewsbury several years, and then removed to Ashburnham, where his cousin Amos, son of Francis and grandson of John Kendall, (brother of his great-grandfather Samuel Kendall) was living. While living in Ashburnham he married (second) at Lancaster, Apr. 15, 1788, Lucy (Baldwin) Kendall, widow of Thomas Kendall, of Lancaster. In 1792 he removed to Winchendon, MA, but his son Samuel, born in 1792, was baptized in Boylston. He died 1807. Lucy, widow of Caleb Kendall, died at Boylston, Nov. 22, 1745, aged 85 years. Children of Caleb and Priscilla (Townsend) Kendall were: Priscilla, born Jan. 20, 1777, at Shrewsbury, married Thaniel Cutting; Caleb, at Shrewsbury, Jan. 25, 1779, settled in Holden, MA, married Jun. 24, 1803, Dolly Sawyer; Zippora; Joshua, 2nd., married Patty Sawyer; died in Boylston 1813. Children of Caleb and Lucy (Baldwin) Kendall: Lucy, bapt. Jun. 14, 1789, probably born in Ashburnham, married Joseph Sawyer; David, born Mar. 12, 1791, bapt. in Boylston, May 29, 1791; Samuel, born Oct.11, 1792, in Winchedon and recorded there, bapt. at Boylston; Hannah, married Phineas Moore; Elmira or Myra, married Jotham Howe; Emily or Emilia, married Jonas Hastings; William married Susan Hartshorn.
(VI) David Kendall, son of Caleb Kendall (V) was born in Ashburnham, MA. He married Polly Wellington, Apr. 2, 1812. His wife was also known as Molly. Children of David and Molly (Wellington) Kendall were: Elizabeth Temple, born Mar. 19, 1814, married, Sept. 8, 1844, Rev. A. Stowell; Sanford M. (name was originally Joshua and was altered by general court,) Mar. 6, 1816; Horace, Jun.21, 1821, died Apr. 27, 1827; Mary, Jul. 18, 1823, died Aug. 13, 1824; Mary, Jul. 9, 1825, married Fisk B. Temple, Mar. 8, 1848; Horace, Aug. 28, 1827; John, Nov. 6, 1829; Lyman P., Feb. 9, 1832; Sophia Brooks, Apr. 27, 1834, died May 9, 1834; Olive S., May 4, 1836, died Aug. 11, 1839. David Kendall married (second) at Greefield, MA.
(VII) Horace Kendall, son of David Kendall (VI) married Apr. 4, 1854, Sarah A. Maynard, of Boylston, MA. He married (second) Fanny Buck, of Worcester, Jan. 1, 1874. She died Aug. 22, 1881. He married (third) Hattie S. Hagan. The children of Horace and Sarah A. (Maynard) Kendall were: Charles D., Nov. 10, 1854, married Kate E. Lindsay, of Grafton, MA; Sanford Clayton, born Boylston, MA, Oct. 6, 1856, married Jennie Bruce, Dec. 24, 1877. The only child of Horace and Fannie (Buck) Kendall was: Frederick H., born Jan. 20, 1875.

 

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