p.48 Matthias Farnsworth Jr. Line
b. l735 m. l763 Benjamin Shattuck.
He was b. l728 at Pepperell, MA. Abigail
Farnsworth was dau of Matthias Farnsworth
and his wife, Abigail Shedd, of
Groton, MA. Abigail d. l767 and Benjamin
Shattuck m.(2) l768 Mary Proctor
b.in Hollis, NH. He d. l8l3. She d. l839.
He had by his lst wife,
1. Son b. l765 d. same day.
2. Son b. l765 d. l765.
3. Abigail Shattuck
b. l766 m. Ebenezer
By his 2d wife, Mary
Proctor he had issue:
4. Benjamin Shattuck, Jr.
b.l777 m.Sybil Parker b.l772. She
d.l827.He d. 185l.
5. Moses Shattuck
b. l779 m. Naomi Weatherbee b. l778 at
6. Rebecca Shattuck
b. l782 m. l8l2 John Hutchins a desc of
m.Abigail Farnsworth. He
d.l846 and she d.l8l7.
7. Elizabeth Shattuck
b. l785 d. unm.
p.23l Benjamin Farnsworth
Hannah Locke b. l754, dau
of James Locke, Jr. and his wife,
Farnsworth of Ashby,
MA. Hannah Locke m. l78l Philip
Moses Proctor and
his wife, Mary B. Proctor of Chelmsford,
MA.They settled at Groton,MA where they resided
twelve yrs. In l794 the Proctors removed to
d.l83l and he d.l84l.Their issue
and his wife, Hanna Locke has issue at
l. Hannah Proctor b. l782
at Ashby,MA m. l802 Jonathan Powell at
Sullivan,NH.He b.l776 at Litchfield,NH,
son of an English gentleman who emigrated to
this country prior to the Rev. War. He moved to
Chittendon,Vt.,soon after his marriage, where
his children were born; He d. l842.They had l2
2. Eunice Proctor
b. l783 at Groton, MA and d. l805 unm.
3. Philip Proctor, Jr.
b. l785 m. l809 Dorcas Dimmick,dau of
Timothy Dimmick. She b.l790. Res: Sullivan,
NH, Rutland, Vt and from there, to Illinois.
4. Lucretia Proctor
b. l788 m. l805 Benjamin Hancock.He b.
l782 at Surrey
NH. They lived at
Shrewsbury, Vt., Chittendon, Vt. and in l8l8
moved to Salina, NY and afterwards to Cicero, NY
where she d. l825. He m. a 2d wife____and
moved to Clay, NY (ten
5. James Locke Proctor
b. l789 m. l82l Ruth Spaulding dau of
Thomas Spaulding.She b. l790 at Hancock,
NH. He d. l846 at Sullivan, NH.
6. John Proctor b.
l792 m. l82l Louisa Brigham,dau of
Stephen Brigham. She b.l793 at Alstead, NH.
Res: Rutland, Vt. (five children)
7. Mary Proctor b.
l794 at Sullivan, NH, m. l822 (1)Ira
Ellis son of Simeon and Lydia (Comstock)
Ellis of Lyme, CT. They removed to Rutland, Vt.
in l835.He d. l840 and she m.(2) David
Boynton. (five children by her lst husband.)
8. Susanna Proctor
b. l797 at Sullivan, NH m. l825 Aaron
Brigham b.l797 at
Alstead, NH (four
Elvira Maria Farnsworth b.l83l dau of
William Johnson Farnsworth and his wife,
Elvira Pepper of Dublin and Peterboro, NH.
Farnsworth m. l855
Washington PROCTOR, of Sullivan, NH.
She d. l864.
Julia P. Farnsworth (sister of Elvira,
above) b.l838 m. l865 Washington PROCTOR
and their issue:
l. Susie Maria Proctor
b. l867 d. l874 at Dublin, NH.
2. Fanny Gertrude
Proctor b. l872
3. Harry Burton Proctor
Farnsworth b. l77l m. l800 Hannah
Danforth dau of Lieut Davis
Danforth and his wife, Hannah PROCTOR
of Washington, NH. She b. l777. She d.
l843 He d. l842.
Farnsworth b. l782 son of Simeon
Farnsworth and his wife
of Washington, NH, m. l806 Martha
Proctor dau of Capt. William Proctor.
She b. l785. He d. l864. She d. l875. (see p.
455 for their
and his wife, Martha Proctor
had issue at Washington, NH:
William Farnsworth b. l807
m.(1)l830 Sarah Mead, dau of
She b.l8l2 d.l855. He m.(2)Cynthia
Stowell dau of John Stowell. She
b.l829. William Farnsworth was one of the
pioneers of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
This story is told in the book: "William and
his Twenty-Two" by Mabel Robinson Miller.
2. Simeon Farnsworth
b. l8l0 m. Eunice Lowell dau of
Obadiah Lowell of Lempster. Res:
Washington, NH then west to River Falls, WI
3. Daniel Farnsworth,
Jr. b. l8l3 m. l835 Mary Mead dau of
Stephen Mead Jr. She b. l8l6 She
d. l849. He m. (2) l849 Mary Ayer.
He d. l907 St. Charleston,NH.
4. Joel Farnsworth
b. l8l8 m.l840 Mary B. Fairbanks,b.l820
d.l853. He m. (2) Harriet M. Reed of
Bristol, WI. Res: Washington, NH and
Goshen, NH then to River Falls, WI.
5. Cyrus Kingsbury
Farnsworth b.l823 m.l847 Rachel Oaks
of Verona, NY.She d. l858. He m. (2) l858
Lydia E. Knight of Marlow, NH. She d.
l86l.He m.(3) in l86l Harriet Guildhall
of Randolph, Vt.
6. John Calvin
Farnsworth b. l825 d. young.
George Farnsworth Vinal
b. l84l son of Melzar Vinal and wife,
Betsey Farnsworth of Concord, MA.
George Vinal m. l689 Mary Proctor
of Carlisle. Res: Waltham, MA.
Winifred May Vinal b. l87l
2. Robert Clifford
Vinal b. l872
b.l9l8 at View, Idaho dau of Amelia
Farnsworth and husband Leasil Brasher
of Jericho, Utah. Bertha Brasher m. l939
Rosslyn Vernon Proctor b. l9l4 at
Chicago, IL., son of Samuel Carroll Proctor
and his wife, Ellen Josephine (Benfell)
"Earliest Stage Drivers" Among the drivers to
Keene, New Hampshire were Kimball
Danforth (l8l7-l840), Ira Brown,
Oliver Scales, Amos Nichols, Otis Bardwell, Abel
Marshall, the brothers: Ira and
Hiram Hodgkins, George Brown, Houghton
Lawrence, Palmer Thomas, Ira Green, Barney Pike,
William Johnson, Walter Carleton and John
Carleton. There were two stage routes to
Keene, both going as far as West Town-send in
common, then separating, one passing thru New
Ipswich and Jaffrey, a northerly route, while
the other went thru Ashby, Rindge and
Fitzwilliam, (a southerly route).
Anson Johnson and Beriah Curtis
drove to Worcester; Addison Parker,Henry
Lewis Lawrence, Stephen Corbin,John
Webber and his son, Ward Webber drove
to Lowell;the brothers Abiel and
PROCTOR and Abel Hamilton Fuller
drove to Nashua, NH. Micah Ball
who came from Leominster abt the yr l824 drove
to Amherst, NH and after him Benjam
Lewis who continued to drive as long as he
lived. At his death the line was given up. The
route lay thru Pepperell,
Source: Prescott Memorial
b. l829 son of Charles Prescott
and wife, Acenith Thompson. Sylvester
Prescott m. l85l, Mary Moulton PROCTOR
dau of Itial Proctor. She b. l833
He drives an express in Charlestown, MA (3
and his wife, Mary Moulton Proctor
of Charlestown, MA had issue:
Walter M. Prescott b. l852
2. Mary H. Prescott
3. Sydney J. Prescott
The forerunner of this Amherst Stage was a
one-horse vehicle which used to go over the road
each way, two or three times a week and carry
the mail. It began abt the year l820 and took
passengers as occasion required.