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The History of Merrimack and Belknap Counties, New Hampshire Edited by D.
Hamilton Hurd and Published in 1885.

The Ordway family in Loudon descended from Abner and James Ordway, who came from Tower Hill, in England, to Newbury, Massachusetts, about 1640. Abner settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, and James in Dover, New Hampshire. Abner married, August 15, 1656, Sarah, daughter of Stephen Brown, of Newbury, Massachusetts, she being the widow of Edward Dennis, of Boston, Massachusetts. No descendants of Abner are found. James married, Nov. 23, 1648, Ann Emory, whose father came from England some years before, and had a family of 10 children, named Ephraim, James, Edward, Sarah, John, Isaac, Jane, Hannaniah, Annie and Mary, which were the second generation. The third generation descended from John, son of James. The fourth from James, son of John, whose children were Moses and James.
Moses Ordway was one of the first settlers in the town, and married Anna Huntington. He was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, April 11, 1721. His wife was born March 16, 1716, and they settled near the yellow school house, where some of their descendants have resided from that time. One of the attractions to this locality were the meadows in the immediate vicinity, from which they cut hay for their cattle. Moses, Jr., married his cousin Persis, the sister of Joses, and had 8 children, named Persis, born June 1, 1776; Moses, (3d), born January 1, 1779; Betsy, born March 1, 1781; Stephen, born August 24, 1784; Betsy (2d), born March 12, 1787; Amos, born Jan. 15, 1790; Aaron, born February 19, 1792; Hammond, born June 10, 1795.
Daniel and Joses Ordway were descendants of James. Daniel Ordway married, first time, Deborah Lougee, and came from Andover, Massachusetts, where he had two children born, Daniel, born Sept. 2, 1773; and Isaac, born February 6, 1775. There were born at Loudon, Lemuel, Oct. 12, 1776; Alse, born Nov. 12, 1778; Isaac (2d), born December 25, 1788; Hazen, born April 15, 1783; Polly, born May 21, 1785. He married, the second time, Ruth Moulton, and had Hiram ,Chlora, Statira, Eneas, Justus, Jairus, and Ruth Ann, making a family of 14 in all.
Joses Ordway, brother of Daniel, had a family of seven children, Lucy, born January 1, 1795; Lois, born Oct. 1, 1796; Sophia, born January 1, 1799; Abiel, born May 3, 1800; John C., born Nov. 3, 1801; Sukey, born February 21, 1803; Harriet, born April 10, 1808.
Abiel Ordway married Clarisa French, and had four children, Martha S., Abiel C., John F. and Mary J..
John F. Ordway married Georgianna, the only daughter of Samuel Huckins, of Loudon, and had a family of four children, named Della P., Effie L., Lillian M. and Cora F.
Hiram Ordway married Sally Blaisdell, and had one child, named Myra E., who married Joseph W. Blaisdell. Capt. Hiram Ordway was an important and respected citizen of his town. He was a carpenter by trade, which avocation he followed for several years. He held important offices in the town and was elected to the Legislature. He was of a most genial and quiet disposition, and his influence was large in his native town, in religious as well as public matters.
Joseph C. Ordway married Martha S. Ordway and had a family of seven children, Nelly, Grace, Walter, Henry, Georgianna, Lilla and 1 infant that died.
Joel S. Ordway married M. Jane Wiggins. He resides upon farm of his father, Lemuel Ordway, and has one child, named Horace F.
Daniel and Joses Ordway were soldiers of the Revolutionary War. Joses served in Capt. John Abbotts company, and Major Gage's regiment, and Daniel in the foot company raised in Methuen and Andover, Massachusetts. After the war they came to Loudon, and settled with their cousin, Moses Ordway.
Stephen Ordway married Rachel Clifford, and had three children, named Mary, Joseph C. and Benjamin (twins).
John Cassey Ordway was the son of Moses Ordway (3d), and married Ruth Sanborn. He had three children, named Eliza, Augusta A. and Benjamin F. Ordway.
The trials and suffering of the first of the Ordway settlers were the same as those of others. Upon one occasion Mr. Moses Ordway, Jr., went to Amesbury, Massachusetts, and brought home one bushel of corn upon his back, it being a year when the crops were cut off by frost, and his family subsisted upon the ground nut while he was gone. A glass bottle of curious device was brought from England by one of the two brothers that first came, and bequeathed to one Moses, upon the condition that it remain in the family of some descendant whose name was Moses throughout all succeeding years. Moses Ordway, III, was the last Moses, and it is now in the possession of John C., whose father was the last.

The History of Merrimack and Belknap Counties, New Hampshire Edited by D.
Hamilton Hurd and Published in 1885.

The Ordway family in Loudon descended from Abner and James Ordway, who came from Tower Hill, in England, to Newbury, Massachusetts, about 1640. Abner settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, and James in Dover, New Hampshire. Abner married, August 15, 1656, Sarah, daughter of Stephen Brown, of Newbury, Massachusetts, she being the widow of Edward Dennis, of Boston, Massachusetts. No descendants of Abner are found. James married, Nov. 23, 1648, Ann Emory, whose father came from England some years before, and had a family of 10 children, named Ephraim, James, Edward, Sarah, John, Isaac, Jane, Hannaniah, Annie and Mary, which were the second generation. The third generation descended from John, son of James. The fourth from James, son of John, whose children were Moses and James.
Moses Ordway was one of the first settlers in the town, and married Anna Huntington. He was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, April 11, 1721. His wife was born March 16, 1716, and they settled near the yellow school house, where some of their descendants have resided from that time. One of the attractions to this locality were the meadows in the immediate vicinity, from which they cut hay for their cattle. Moses, Jr., married his cousin Persis, the sister of Joses, and had 8 children, named Persis, born June 1, 1776; Moses, (3d), born January 1, 1779; Betsy, born March 1, 1781; Stephen, born August 24, 1784; Betsy (2d), born March 12, 1787; Amos, born Jan. 15, 1790; Aaron, born February 19, 1792; Hammond, born June 10, 1795.
Daniel and Joses Ordway were descendants of James. Daniel Ordway married, first time, Deborah Lougee, and came from Andover, Massachusetts, where he had two children born, Daniel, born Sept. 2, 1773; and Isaac, born February 6, 1775. There were born at Loudon, Lemuel, Oct. 12, 1776; Alse, born Nov. 12, 1778; Isaac (2d), born December 25, 1788; Hazen, born April 15, 1783; Polly, born May 21, 1785. He married, the second time, Ruth Moulton, and had Hiram ,Chlora, Statira, Eneas, Justus, Jairus, and Ruth Ann, making a family of 14 in all.
Joses Ordway, brother of Daniel, had a family of seven children, Lucy, born January 1, 1795; Lois, born Oct. 1, 1796; Sophia, born January 1, 1799; Abiel, born May 3, 1800; John C., born Nov. 3, 1801; Sukey, born February 21, 1803; Harriet, born April 10, 1808.
Abiel Ordway married Clarisa French, and had four children, Martha S., Abiel C., John F. and Mary J..
John F. Ordway married Georgianna, the only daughter of Samuel Huckins, of Loudon, and had a family of four children, named Della P., Effie L., Lillian M. and Cora F.
Hiram Ordway married Sally Blaisdell, and had one child, named Myra E., who married Joseph W. Blaisdell. Capt. Hiram Ordway was an important and respected citizen of his town. He was a carpenter by trade, which avocation he followed for several years. He held important offices in the town and was elected to the Legislature. He was of a most genial and quiet disposition, and his influence was large in his native town, in religious as well as public matters.
Joseph C. Ordway married Martha S. Ordway and had a family of seven children, Nelly, Grace, Walter, Henry, Georgianna, Lilla and 1 infant that died.
Joel S. Ordway married M. Jane Wiggins. He resides upon farm of his father, Lemuel Ordway, and has one child, named Horace F.
Daniel and Joses Ordway were soldiers of the Revolutionary War. Joses served in Capt. John Abbotts company, and Major Gage's regiment, and Daniel in the foot company raised in Methuen and Andover, Massachusetts. After the war they came to Loudon, and settled with their cousin, Moses Ordway.
Stephen Ordway married Rachel Clifford, and had three children, named Mary, Joseph C. and Benjamin (twins).
John Cassey Ordway was the son of Moses Ordway (3d), and married Ruth Sanborn. He had three children, named Eliza, Augusta A. and Benjamin F. Ordway.
The trials and suffering of the first of the Ordway settlers were the same as those of others. Upon one occasion Mr. Moses Ordway, Jr., went to Amesbury, Massachusetts, and brought home one bushel of corn upon his back, it being a year when the crops were cut off by frost, and his family subsisted upon the ground nut while he was gone. A glass bottle of curious device was brought from England by one of the two brothers that first came, and bequeathed to one Moses, upon the condition that it remain in the family of some descendant whose name was Moses throughout all succeeding years. Moses Ordway, III, was the last Moses, and it is now in the possession of John C., whose father was the last.

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