in The Courtship of Lizzie Andrews
The Courtship of Lizzie Andrews provides a glimpse into the life and times of more than 300 people who were living in New England or New York in the mid 1800s. Edward mentions nearly 200 of them in his letters. Family genealogist, Elisabeth Johnson, researched each name and provides a brief summary about each person below.
This complete list, and additional information, is provided in print in book three of the trilogy, "Will You Wait for Me?"
Abbot, Mary Elizabeth (Nellie) (1835-1916) Born Andover, MA to Joseph Thomson Abbot (1809-1865) and Betsey (Kershaw) (1810-1899). Joseph was a postmaster. South Church Burial Ground, Andover, Massachusetts also lists other family members in plot: John K. died Aug. 28, 1834 at 1 year old; William T. died Sept. 15, 1836 at 6 mos. old; Martha A. died Apr. 26, 1842 at 4 years old; and Mary Kershaw (1785-1872). Nellie joined Lizzie and Edward for tea.
Adams, Abigail Browne (Brooks) (1808-1881) Born to Hon. Peter Chardon Brooks (1767-1849) and Anna Nancy (Gorham) (1771-1830). Married Charles Francis Adams, son of President John Quincy Adams and had seven children. Lived in Boston. Her sister was Charlotte Gray (Brooks) Everett.
Adams, Charles Francis, Sr. (1807-1886) Son of sixth U.S. President John Quincy Adams and grandson of second U.S. President John Adams. Harvard Class of 1825. Served in the U.S. House of Representatives under President Abraham Lincoln. U.S. Ambassador to the U.K., 1861-1868. Married Abigail Browne (Brooks) (1808-1889). Unitarian, Diplomat, Republican.
Adams, Charles Francis, Jr. (1835-1915) Second son of Charles Francis Adams, Sr. and Abigail Browne (Brooks). “Chum” of Edward’s at Harvard Class of 1856. Served on the Union side during the Civil War. Fought with distinction at Gettysburg, South Mountain and Antietam. Colonel Adams awarded the grade of brevet brigadier general for distinguished gallantry and for meritorious services during the war (1866). President of the Union Pacific Railroad 1884-1890. Married Mary Elizabeth (Ogden), daughter of Abram Ogden of New York City, New York in 1865. Had three daughters and twin sons: John Adams (1875-1964) and Henry Adams (1875-1951). Sons graduated Harvard Class of 1898.
Adams, John Quincy II (1833-1894)
Eldest son of Charles Francis Adams and Abigail Browne Brooks. Graduated Harvard 1853 with Edward Tenney. Admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1855. 1861 married Fanny C. Crowninshield. Had five children: John Quincy (1861-1876); Fanny (1864-1876); George Caspar (Harvard Class of 1886); Arthur (Harvard Class of 1899) and Abigail (1862-1865). Military staff of Governor Andrew. Elected Massachusetts House of Representatives as Republican in 1865. Candidate for Governor as Democrat in 1867. State Director of Fitchberg Railroad in 1889. Trustee of the Boston Real Estate Trust. Trustee Sailors’ Snug Harbor at Quincy. President of the Quincy and Boston Street Railway. Director American Loan and Trust Company, Director Security Safe Deposit Co., Director West Michigan Lumber Co. and others.
Adams, Elizabeth Coombs (1808-1903) Daughter of Thomas Boylston Adams (1772-1832) and Ann (Harrod) (1774-1846). Joined Edward at Rockwood for Thanksgiving in 1853 (Miss Adams”) and received the tragic news of her brother’s death (see Lt. Joseph Harrod Adams).
Adams, Lt. Joseph Harrod (1817-1853) Died while in the U.S. Navy on the ship Powhattan during the Perry expedition to Japan. Buried in the Protestant cemetery in Macao, China. Older brother Lt. John Quincy Adams (1815-1854) also lost at sea from the U.S. frigate Albany.
Alboni, Marietta (1826-1894) Born Citta di Castello Umbria, Italy. Renowned Italian contralto and pupil of Rossini sang throughout Europe before coming with Henrietta Sontag to New York in September 1852. Walt Whitman was inspired to write about Alboni as “the lustrous orb, Venus contralto, the blooming mother, Sister of loftiest gods.” Died in Paris, France.
Allen, “Ellen” may be Eveline Allen (1797-1879) Half-sister to George Allen. Married Thomas Saunders and lived in Manchester, Massachusetts. Edward wrote that “Ellen” came by train to Methuen after “Little Frankie Allen” died. Edward met her and Caddie Fellows (cousin Louisa Fellows) at the train.
Allen, Frank George (1852-1853) Born in Salem, New Hampshire. Died in 1853 of dysentery. Lizzie’s cousin “Little Frankie,” son of Laura White Sprague (“Aunt Laur”) and George Allen.
Allen, George Frank (1813-1852) Son of Capt. William Allen (1766- ) and Mary Hunt (1775-1842). Received award for good writing in August 1829 at Mr. James Gerrish’s school at Franklin Hall. Listed in the Salem City Directory 1842 and 1846 as “mariner”. Married Laura White (Sprague), Lizzie’s “Aunt Laur,” Jan. 2, 1850 in Providence, Rhode Island. Lost at sea on November 8, 1852. Last seen on board the extreme clipper ship The Celestial, built by Wm. H. Webb, Jr. The Celestial launched on June 10, 1852 in New York bound for California. [Daily Alto, California, August 18, 1850].
Allen, Laura White (Sprague) “Aunt Laur” (1816-after 1859) Lizzie’s mother’s sister. Listed in 1836 Salem City Directory as “milliner” and in 1856-59 Salem City Directory as “fancy goods.” No record of death. Buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts. Referred to in the book as “Laur” to avoid confusion with Lizzie’s sister Laura.
Allen, Mary Osgood “Mamie” (1851-after 1920 Hartford, CT). Lizzie’s cousin and sister to Frankie Allen. Name also given as “Minnie” in the letters, perhaps because the original letters were old and difficult to read and transcribe. Married at age 18 on March 9, 1870 in Salem to William Thorndike Howe (1849-after 1930 Hartford, CT). Had one son Edward Thorndike Howe, born Apr. 1, 1871.
Alsop, Joseph Wright (1804-1878) Third child of Joseph Wright Alsop, and Lucy Whittlesey. Grandchild of Richard Alsop. Entered the house of Alsop & Chauncey, of New York, at age fifteen. Made several voyages to St. Croix and other commercial ports. Returned to New York 1834 and established himself in business. Married Mary Caroline Alsop Oliver (1815-1893), daughter of Francis J. Oliver, of Boston on October 25, 1837. Had one child also named Joseph Wright Alsop (1838-1891). Established the house of Alsop & Co. at Valparaiso (1840) in connection with the firm of Alsop & Chauncey of South Street, New York. First president of the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad. Partner in the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. and Panama Railroad Co. Wealthy New York merchant and shipbuilder. Edward was given a position in his accounting firm in Valparaiso. Died February 26, 1878 and left his one-third interest in the house of Alsop & Co. to his son. For many years Alsop & Co. made a profit every five years of over a million dollars.
Andrews, Clement Walker (1858-1930) Lizzie’s half-brother. Born in Salem, Massachusetts to General Joseph Andrews and his second wife Judith Walker. Attended the Boston Latin School and Harvard College. Harvard Class of 1879. Earned master’s degree in 1880. Taught organic chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1883-1892 and became a librarian there 1889-1892. Moved to Chicago to establish the John Crerar Library, based on the system he had established at M.I.T. Never married. Died on November 20, 1930 in Chicago. Buried in the Andrews plot at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts.
Andrews, Daniel (1798-1879) Lizzie’s uncle, her father’s brother. Never married. Lived in the Andrews family home at 24 Lynde St., Salem, Massachusetts with his mother and sister Dolly.
Andrews, Dolly Ann Watkins (1806-1877) Lizzie’s aunt, her father’s sister. Never married. Lived at 24 Lynde St., Salem, Massachusetts until 1874. Occupation: milliner.
Andrews, Edward Reynolds (“Spooney”) (1831-after 1903) Harvard Class of 1853 and AM (Master of Arts) degree in 1857. No relation to Mary Elizabeth Andrews. Son of William Turell Andrews and Fannie Mackey (Reynolds). William graduated Harvard Class of 1812 and was treasurer of the college from 1853-1857. “Spooney” roomed with Charles Edward Briggs at Harvard. Pursued the crockery business and ten years of farming in West Roxbury before he established Andrews & Co. in Paris 1866-1875. Married Sarah Addoms of New York, December 1855, whom he had met in the American Colony in Rome. Sarah died in 1893. In 1903, Spooney was living with two daughters.
Andrews, Eliza (1800-1876) Lizzie’s aunt, her father’s sister. Never married. Eliza lived with Lizzie’s family after Lizzie’s mother died and helped raise the children until Joseph married Judith Walker in 1857.
Andrews, George (1828-1920) George Lippitt Andrews married Alice Potter and had a son named George A. Andrews who graduated from West Point. After Alice died, he married Emily Kemble (Oliver). They did not have children. See Oliver, Emily Kemble for additional information.
Andrews, Horace Davis (1859-1910) Lizzie’s half-brother. Born in Salem, Massachusetts to General Joseph Andrews and his second wife Judith Walker, their second child. Died in Colorado, 1910.
Andrews, James (1732-1820) Grandfather of Gen. Joseph Andrews, Lizzie’s father. He was a housewright. Married Mary Glover in 1758. Bought land on Lynde Street in Salem in 1757. Remained the family home. Served in 1777 in the troops who guarded the prisoners from Burgoyne’s Army at Winter Hill, Somerville.
Andrews, “Joe” see Andrews, Joseph Sprague (1833-1861) Lizzie’s brother.
Andrews, Gen. Joseph A. (1808-1869) Lizzie’s father, born in Salem, died in Boston. Married Elizabeth Maria Sprague on Oct. 10, 1832 and had three children: Joseph, Elizabeth and Laura. Brigadier General in the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Ninth Mayor of Salem 1854-1856. Married second wife Judith Walker on Jan. 15, 1857 and had three more children: Clement Walker, Horace Davis and Joseph L. Served as Adjutant General Commander at Fort Warren on Georgia Island in Boston Harbor from May 1862 to August 21, 1862. The Fort was used to hold Confederate prisoners and political prisoners in the Civil War. Buried in the Andrews plot at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem.
Andrews, Joseph (1773-1824) Lizzies’ grandfather who died before she was born. Merchant. Born in Salem. Son of James Andrew, housewright (1732-1820) and Mary Glover (1739-1821). Built Andrews family home at 24 Lynde. Owned a pew in the first Church in Salem. Married Mary Bell, May 14, 1797 in Salem and had seven children. Gen. Joseph A. Andrews was the youngest son and the only child to marry and have children.
Andrews, Joseph L. (1862-1937) Lizzie’s half-brother. Third child and youngest son of General Joseph Andrews and his second wife Judith Walker. Executive with the Bank of New York. Married Theodosia Burr Bartow (1865-1949) in 1891 and had three children. Died in 1937 in Englewood, New Jersey.
Andrews, Joseph Sprague (1833-1861) “Joe.” Lizzie’s older brother. Son of General Joseph Andrews and his first wife Elizabeth Maria (Sprague). Never married. Struggled most of his life with his mental health. Died of consumption (i.e. tuberculosis) in October 1861 at age 28. He was a resident of the asylum in Somerville, August 1851 through January 1853. The Andrews family tombstone in Harmony Grove Cemetery lists General Joseph Andrews’ children beginning with his eldest child, Joseph, born in October 1834, with no specific day noted. That tombstone lists his sister “Lizzie” as being born on April 19, 1835, just six months later and to the same mother. We believe Joe was actually born in 1833 and the tombstone is wrong. That would make Joseph nearer in age to Edward Tenney.
Andrews, Laura Josephine (1837-1893) Lizzie’s sister. Married Dr. Edward Crowell Mundy on March 25, 1863 in Salem. He was a prominent physician from Staten Island, New York and a surgeon with the 12th New York Cavalry during the War of the Rebellion. He also served in the 175th infantry, New York. He was first married to Mary Miriam Barrett (1830-1855) and had two children. Married second wife Laura and had two more children. U.S. Federal Census in 1870 for Northfield, Richmond, New York lists E.C. Mundy age 39 physician, Laura J. Mundy age 32, Edward Mundy age 5, Elizabeth Mundy age 2, two female domestic servants born in Ireland and a 15-year-old stable boy.
Andrews, “Lizzie” (1834- ) Edward mentions “Lizzie Andrews” was at Mr. Disbrow’s riding school. She was a sister of Edward “Spooney” Reynolds Andrews, Harvard Class of 1853. No relation to Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Andrews.
Andrews, Mary (Bell) (1774-1856) Lizzie’s paternal grandmother. Lived at 24 Lynde St., Salem in the Andrews family home. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Married Joseph Andrews (1773-1824) on May 14, 1797 in Salem. Had seven children. Six lived to adulthood and never married. Only youngest child Joseph married twice and had six children. Mary lived to age 81½.
Andrews, Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (1835-1922) Born on April 19, 1835, the second child to Joseph A. Andrews and his first wife Elizabeth Maria Sprague. Lizzie’s mother died in 1841 when Lizzie was six. Between 1850 and 1853, she received 62 letters from her third cousin and fiancé Edward J. Tenney. She gave her second son the middle name of “Edward.” A daguerreotype of Edward was found sandwiched behind her wedding photo and the photo frame backing. Refer to Afterword in this book for additional information.
Andrews Servants: 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Salem: Margaret Soley age 30 born in Ireland (referred to in the story as “Margo” to avoid confusion with the others named Margaret); James Ridley age 27 born in Ireland. 1855 Massachusetts State Census, Salem: Edward Clark age 30 born in Massachusetts; Bridget Haley age 23 born in Ireland; Matilda Hamilton age 20 born in Ireland. 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Salem: Elizabeth Carrigan age 27 born in Ireland; Frances Hulsey age 18 born in Ireland; Daniel Clark age 25 born in Ireland. 1865 Massachusetts State Census, Boston: Kate Gilmore age 30 born in Ireland, Mary Murphy age 24 born in Ireland; 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Boston: Household of Judith (Walker) Andrews; Kattie Delaney age 29 born in Nova Scotia; Sarah Delaney age 25 born in Nova Scotia.
Archer, Mary Beckford – see Osgood, Mary Beckford (Archer)
Aspinwall, William Henry (1807-1875) Son of John Aspinwall (1774-1847). Mother was Susan Howland (1779-1852). Well-known New York shipbuilder of the time. One of Edwin Bartlett’s partners in the Pacific Mail Steamship Company and the Panama Railroad. Career began at the age of 25 in the family business, ‘Howland and Aspinwall,” specializing in trade in the Caribbean. Expanded into new markets: South America, China, Europe, the Mediterranean and the East and West Indies. Mr. Aspinwall owned The San Francisco. Edward was listed as “clerk” on the passenger list. William H. Aspinwall was brought up in the house of his uncles, Gardiner G. and Samuel S. Howland. They gave him an interest in the business, and he signed the name of the firm as early as 1830 or 1831. He received 20 percent of the commission account. He became an open partner, under the name of Howland & Aspinwall, about 1837. At that time the two old Howlands went out, leaving about $150,000 each in cash as special partners. William Edgar Howland, a son of Gardiner G., was one of the general partners.
Astor Place Riot occurred on May 10, 1849 at the now demolished Astor Opera House in Manhattan, New York and left at least 25 dead and more than 120 injured. It was the deadliest to date of a number of civic disturbances in New York City which generally pitted immigrants and nativists against each other, or together against the upper classes who controlled the city’s police and the state militia. The riot marked the first time a state militia had been called out and had shot into a crowd of citizens, and it led to the creation of the first police force armed with deadly weapons, yet its genesis was a dispute between Edwin Forrest, one of the best-known American actors of that time, and William Charles Macready, a similarly notable English actor, which largely revolved around which of them was better than the other at acting the major roles of Shakespeare.
Aunt Anna - see Bartlett, Anna Bailey
Aunt Augusta – see Tenney, Augusta
Aunt Caroline- see Bartlett, Carolyn Eliza (Harrod)
Aunt Dolly - see Andrews, Dolly Ann Watkins
Aunt Eliza - see Andrews, Eliza
Aunt Gray – see Gray, Olive Bell
Aunt Laur - see Allen, Laura White (Sprague)
Aunt Margaret - see Nichols, Margaret (Sprague)
Aunt Margaret – see Bartlett, Margaret “Peggy”
Aunt Mary Louisa - see Fellows, Mary Louisa
Aunt Sarah – see Sprague, Sarah Leonard (Bartlett)
Barrett, Henry (1807-1892) Married Lucy (Stearns) (1824-1914) daughter of Richard Stearns (1801-1840). Lucy was Henry’s third wife and had five children. Lived in Malden, Massachusetts. Occupation: “Silk Dyer.”
Barrett, Lucy (Stearns) (1824-1914) Lizzie’s second cousin. Lucy’s and Edward’s great grandmothers were sisters. Lucy’s father was Richard Stearns. Lucy married Henry Barrett in 1848 and lived in Malden, Massachusetts. They had five children.
Bartlett, Abigail Osgood – see Kimball, Abigail Osgood (Bartlett). Edward’s mother’s sister. She was the 10th of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White.
Bartlett, Anna Bailey (1787-1869) – See Jarvis, Anna Bailey (Bartlett). Edward’s mother’s sister. She was the first of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Married William Jarvis
Bartlett, Bailey (1794-1886) Edward’s mother’s brother. Sixth child and first son born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. In 1843, married Caroline Long (1803-1902). Had two children.
Bartlett, Honorable Bailey (1750-1830) Edward’s grandfather and his wife Peggy White had 15 children, 11 of whom were daughters. Edward’s mother was Mary Augusta Bartlett. Bailey was the High Sheriff of Essex County for 41 years. He was a friend of John and Samuel Adams, boarding with them in Philadelphia when the Declaration of Independence was made in 1776 and was present in the yard of Congress when it was proclaimed. Member of the State House of Representatives 1781-1784, member of the convention which adopted the Constitution of the United States in 1788 and member of Congress 1789-1784.
Bartlett, Carolyn (or Caroline) Eliza (Harrod) (1796-1893) Wife of Edwin Bartlett, Edward’s uncle. Born in Portland, Maine to Joseph Harrod (1785-1875) and Elizabeth Cox (1788- ). Resided for several years in South America with her husband and twice visited Europe; spending much time in England, Scotland, France and Switzerland. Then on an estate on the Hudson River at Tarrytown, called “Rockwood.” Edward spent quite a bit of time with them while waiting for The San Francisco to sail in December 1853. No children. Died at Annadale, New York on July 8, 1893.
Bartlett, Charles Leonard (1802-1883) Edward’s mother’s brother. Eleventh child born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Married Harriet Plummer (1805-1901) and had six children: five daughters and one son, William Francis Bartlett.
Bartlett, Edwin (1796-1867) Edward’s mother’s brother. Eighth child born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Married Carolyn (Harrod). Built what was known to be the largest mansion in the United States in 1853 called “Rockwood” near Tarrytown, New York. It consisted of several hundred acres and employed 80 men to care for the grounds. Sold this estate to William Aspinwall in 1860, who later sold it to William Rockefeller (1841-1922), brother of John D. Rockefeller. Bought an estate at Annandale, New York named “Miramont.” At one time, counsel at Lima, Peru. In 1844 he was involved in importing guano used in composts for agriculture and was a promoter of many enterprises in foreign countries. Mr. Bartlett became the sole agent of the company which imported the entire crop of Peruvian bark and quinine (obtained from guano). With five other business partners, he established the Pacific Mail Steamship Company and Panama Railroad Company. Uncle Edwin arranged for Edward’s passage to Valparaiso and helped him secure a position in the Alsop accounting firm.
Bartlett, Elizabeth – See Sprague, Elizabeth “Eliza” (Bartlett) (1789-1817). Edward’s mother’s sister. She was the second of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White.
Bartlett, Francis (1806-1848) Edward’s mother’s brother. He was the 14th of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White
Bartlett, Fredrick Augustus (1805-1805) He was the 13th of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Died at two weeks old of a sore throat.
Bartlett, Harriet (1792-1820). Edward’s mother’s sister. She was the fourth of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Died of consumption at age 27. Never married.
Bartlett, Katherine (1795-1878) – See Felt, Katherine (Bartlett) Edward’s mother’s sister. She was the seventh of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White.
Bartlett, Louisa Amelia - See Carlton, Louisa Amelia (Bartlett). Edward’s mother’s sister. She was the 15th of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White.
Bartlett, Margaret– See Longley, Margaret “Peggy” (Bartlett) (1790-1880). Edward’s mother’s sister. She was the third of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White.
Bartlett, Mary Augusta (1804-1837) – See Tenney, Mary Augusta (Bartlett). Edward’s mother. Twelfth child born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Married John Tenney in 1830 and had four children: Margaret (1831-1839); Edward (1833-1853); Lizzie (“Liz” in the story, 1835-1895); and Mary (1837-1905). Lived in Methuen.
Bartlett, Mary (1799-1802) Edward’s mother’s sister. Ninth of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White.
Bartlett, Sarah Leonard – See Sprague, Sarah Leonard (Bartlett) (1793-1864). Edward’s mother’s sister. She was the fifth of 15 children born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White.
Battles, Joseph Porter (1822-1900) Agent of the Atlantic Mills in Lawrence, MA. Married Sarah Elizabeth Oliver (1828-1883) in 1852, daughter of Henry Kemble Oliver (1800-1885) and Sarah Elizabeth Cook (1801-1866). They had five children: Ellen “Nellie” P. (1853-aft. 1923); Emily O. (1862-1945); Sarah E. (1863- aft. 1923 ); Josephine (1866-1932) and Joseph (1866-1937) twins.
Bell, Dr. Luther V. (1806-1862) Born Francestown, New Hampshire, son of state governor and two-term Senator Samuel Bell. Entered Bowdoin College at age 12. Graduated in 1823. Moved to New York. Studied medicine with older brother John. Earned a medical degree at Dartmouth in 1826. Superintendent of Mclean Asylum during “Joe” Andrews stay there. McLean was the first mental hospital in Massachusetts. During his tenure at McLean, three of his seven children died and his wife died in childbirth. Surgeon U.S. Army, Civil War, Eleventh Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers.
Bell, Mary (about 1775-1856) “Grandmother Andrews” - See Andrews, Mary (Bell).
Beneventano, Francesco (1824-1880) Opera singer who toured with Maretzek from Italy to New York. Maretzek engaged artists with the best of his former company, which included Mme. Bertucca, Signora Truffi, and Beneventano to perform at Castle Garden in New York in 1850. Beneventano was a baritone. Born and died in Scicli, bei Ragusa, Yugoslavia.
Bird, Isaac, Rev. (1800-1881) Edward’s teacher from approximately age nine in Hartford, Connecticut. The name of their family boarding school was “Pavillion School.” A prominent worker in the field of foreign missions, Isaac married Anne (Parker), the daughter of William Parker (1773-1815) and Martha Tenney (1771-1842). Edward’s father, John Tenney, was a nephew of Martha. Isaac and Anne had five children living with them in Hartford in 1850: William, graduated Dartmouth in 1844, Ann Emily, Martha Jane, James (Yale), Mary Elizabeth and Caroline. All the Bird children were born in Syria. The Birds celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family reunion at their home “Sedgwick Institute,” in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on November 28, 1872. They moved to Great Barrington from Hartford in 1868 or 1769. Isaac passed away January 5, 1881, at Morristown, New Jersey.
Bird, Martha (1829-1867) Daughter of Isaac Bird who ran the school Edward attended in Hartford was four years older than Edward and would have known him when he was between the ages of nine and fourteen. Married Henry Ephraim Robbins (1827-1907) in 1864 in Hartford, CT.
Bissell, Edwin (1807-1876) Business acquaintance of Edwin Bartlett. 1850 U.S. Federal Census lists his home in Johnstown, Fulton, NY, a Merchant with his wife Permelia, and six children. NY State Census 1855:Edwin age 48, Permelia age 42, Hiram age 20, Martha age 19, Amanda age 14, Edwin age 9, May age 7, Welthen age 5, John H. age 2.
Bleak House. A novel by English writer Charles Dickens. Published in 20 monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels. See “Caroline Chisholm.”
Bosio, Angiolina (Mrs. Xinda Velonis) (1830-1859) Italian soprano who came from a family of performance artists. Made her debut at age 16 in 1846 in Milan in Verdi's I Due Foscari. Sang in Verona, Copenhagen, Madrid and Paris. Made international stops in Havana, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, London and St. Petersbourg. Notably portrayed the role of Lady Macbeth in the United States premiere of Verdi’s Macbeth at Niblo’s Garden in New York in 1850.
Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Guests of Edwin and Carolyn Bartlett for Thanksgiving 1853. Edward mentions they knew some of the Army officers going to San Francisco. This may be Samuel Boyd, who was born in 1802 in Winsted, Connecticut. He married Sylvia Coe and, in 1850, was a commission merchant in hardware in New York City. Later, he became a Customs House Appraiser in New York City. His daughter Sarah Jane Boyd, born 1831, married Thomas Howe Bird in Brooklyn. Thomas was listed as a stock broker in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Samuel and Sylvia lived with the Birds in New Jersey in 1880.
Bridges, Charles Moody (1833-1864) Son of Lt. Moody Bridges and Rebecca Osgood. Cousin of Edward Tenney. Brother to Joseph Edward. Lived in Andover. Died of disease in Mississippi during the Civil War serving in Co. D, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Massachusetts.
Bridges, Joseph Edward (1836-1916) Son of Lt. Moody Bridges and Rebecca Osgood. Cousin of Edward Tenney. Brother to Charles Bridges. Resided in Worcester, MA in 1874, teamster.
Bridges, Lt. Moody (1784-1858) Deputy Sheriff of Essex County. In this capacity, he must have worked with Joseph E. (Stearns) Sprague who was the High Sheriff of Essex County. Married Rebecca Osgood (1796-1856) on July 12, 1819. Had eight children.
Bridges, Rebecca (Osgood) (1796-1856) Daughter of Dr. George Osgood (1758-1823) and Elizabeth Otis (1760-1802). Married Lt. Bridges on July 12, 1819. Had eight children. Lived in Andover, Massachusetts. Joe and Edward drove to Mrs. Bridges’ in Andover with Aunts Mary (Fellows) and Margaret,
Bridget Servant in the household of Joseph Andrews. (See Healy, Bridget)
Briggs, Dr. Charles Edward (1833-1894) A friend or acquaintance of Emily Oliver. Graduated Harvard Class of 1853, MD in 1856, AM (Master of Arts) in 1860. Assistant Surgeon during the Civil War, 54th Colored Regiment Infantry Massachusetts. Married Rebekah Whittaker 1869. Prof. at St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons, Vice President of St. Louis Medical Society, Professor of Diseases of Children in Post Graduate School of Medicine of St. Louis. Practiced in St. Louis, Missouri. Left a widow and four children. Wife Rebekah died in Santa Barbara, California in 1912.
Brooks, Abigail Browne (1808-1881) – See Adams, Abigail Browne (Brooks)
Brooks, Hon. Peter Chardon (1767-1849) Married Anna Nancy (Gorham) (1771-1830). Had 12 children. Daughter Ann Gorham Brooks married Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham, and were parents of Octavius Frothingham who was the minister of the North Unitarian Church of Salem. Daughter Abigail Browne (Brooks) married Charles Francis Adams, son of President John Quincy Adams. Daughter Charlotte Gray (Brooks) married the Honorable Edward Everett.
Brooks, Ann Gorham – see Frothingham, Nathaniel Langdon.
Brooks, Carolyn “Caddie” (Fellows) (1817-1862) Sister to John Foster Fellows. Caddie was living in her brother’s household in 1850 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Married Noah Brooks (1830-1903) on May 29, 1856. Caddie died in childbirth.
Brooks, Charlotte Gray (1800-1859) – see Everett, Charlotte Gray (Brooks)
Brooks, Noah (1830-1903) Journalist and editor who worked for newspapers in northern California, Newark and New York. He authored a major biography of Abraham Lincoln. Married Caroline Augusta Fellows (1817-1862) on May 29, 1856. After Caddie died in childbirth in 1862, Noah moved to California. He became editor of a San Francisco newspaper and correspondent for the Sacramento Bee.
Brown, Honorable John Bundy (1804-1881) Became wealthy in the sugar business in Portland, Maine. Established scholarships in the name of his son James (1836-1864) at Bowdoin College. One of the first men in Portland prominent in the railroad business.
Brown, James Olcott (1836-1864) Son of John Bundy Brown of Portland, Maine. Married Emily Kemble (Oliver) and had one child, Emily Matilda Brown (about 1863-1880) who died at the age of 17. James died of diphtheria. See Oliver, Emily Kemble for additional information.
Brown, Joseph Mansfield “Joe” (1832- 1915) One of Edward’s chums from Harvard. Born in Boston. Graduated Harvard Class of 1853. In his junior year, with Dr. James M. Whitton of Yale Class of 1853, Joe organized the first intercollegiate contest in this country – the first boat race between Harvard and Yale. The Harvard crew, of which he was captain, was victorious. Settled in Detroit in the lumber business. At the outbreak of the war in 1862, he was commissioned a First Lieutenant of the U.S. (Michigan) Lancers. He married Mary Virginia Royston in 1866 and had three children: two died in infancy and the third, a son, died at the age of fourteen. Joe served in Kentucky as a Captain and as a Major in the famous 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry. He was a Brevetted Lieutenant Colonel and remained in the service until 1872. Towards the close of the war he was employed as Assistant Quartermaster on the staff of General O. Howard at Washington, D.C. while the General was organizing the Freedman’s Bureau. Brown had almost exclusive charge of the troops in Washington, Arlington and the District of Columbia that were then referred to as the “colored” population. His position included settling disputes from southern slave owners seeking bounty as compensation for their “property.”
Browne, Albert Gallatin (1835-1891) One of Edward’s chums from Harvard. Born in Salem, Massachusetts. Fitted for College at the Latin Grammar School with Oliver Carlton, Master. Dismissed from Harvard with Edward. Returned to graduate. Entered Dane Law School in the fall of 1853. “It was during his second term in that institution that the memorable affair of the arrest and attempted rescue of the fugitive slave, Anthony Burns, occurred. He inherited from his father, an earnest abolitionist, ardent antislavery sentiments, which, with his naturally combative temperament and the enthusiasm of youth, combined to make him an active belligerent. Arrested on the evening of the attack on the Court House, May 26, 1854, during which an employee of the U.S. Marshal was shot. With others, he was brought before the Police Court on the charge of murder…but, the complaint was reduced to one of riot and he was admitted to bail on June 7. The Grand Jury found no indictment.” Following law school and further studies at Heidelberg, he became a journalist and wrote articles for the Atlantic Monthly in 1859. He also served as a correspondent of the Boston Daily Advertiser. He became Governor Andrew’s private military secretary and served him during the entire Civil War. This gave him the title of “Colonel.” Early in 1874 he moved to New York and became managing editor of the New York Evening Post. Married 1867 in New York to Mattie Griffith who sympathized with her husband for the antislavery cause and set free her many inherited slaves. No children.
Cabot, Harriet (Mrs.) (1812- ) In 1850 the Cabot family in Lawrence, Massachusetts included: George age 38, Harriet age 36, Elizabeth age 13, Lydian age 11, Harriet age 6 and Sarah age 4. Edward mentions his sister Margie had been at the Cabots for nearly a month and that they lived close to the Storrows in Lawrence. In 1865 in Salem, Cabot family members lived on Chestnut Street: Joseph S. Cabot 65 (Bank President), Susan 43 and Elizabeth Howe 38. Joseph S. Cabot was the mayor of Salem 1845-1848.
Capen. Edward’s sister’s teacher. Lizzie was to board with the Capens in Lawrence the spring of 1850. No additional information found.
Carlton, Marcie Grace (1837- ) A classmate of Lizzie’s at Hamilton. Resided in Methuen, her father, Joseph Warren Carlton (1794-1855) was a magistrate and town officer of Methuen, a director of the Andover Bank, the Bay State Bank of Lawrence and President of the Spricket Falls Bank of Methuen. Her mother was Lucy Ann Mills ( -1852). The Carltons had six daughters and one son.
Carlton, Edwin Bartlett (1832-1851) Edward’s cousin. Eldest son of Oliver Carlton and Louisa Amelia (Bartlett). Died at sea in 1851. Edward mentions in his letter of January 26, 1852 he saw the notice in the Indian Ocean Register.
Carlton, Oliver (1801-1882) Teacher at the Latin School in Salem, attended by many of Edward’s Harvard chums, including Albert Browne and Lizzie’s brother Joseph (Joe). Mr. Carlton graduated Dartmouth College 1824 with honors. He married three times: first, to Margaretta Clagget in April 1828 at Haverhill, Massachusetts. She gave birth to a son who died in infancy and it appears she may have died the same year; second to Louisa Amelia Bartlett, Edward’s aunt, on November 27, 1831 in Salem, Massachusetts, with whom he had five children; and third to Mary Smith, the daughter of Rev. David Smith, in Salem, Massachusetts on August 18, 1841. They had one child. A memoir of Oliver Carlton by Leverett Saltonstall, reads, “[He] descended from a line of ancestors representative of the admirable class of men who were the founders of New England. [They were] Puritan farmers, who had to earn their bread and support their large families by the severest toil, while they sang praises, and poured out their hearts to God in their homes, at their daily task in the churches which they built, having scarcely bread for themselves and their children. May their descendants never cease to regard those God fearing men with profound gratitude and veneration!”
Carlton, William Jarvis “Willie” (1835-1860) Edward’s cousin. Son of Oliver and Louisa Amelia (Bartlett) Carlton. Married Eliza N. Ham of Danvers.
Chase, Theodore (1832-1894) Harvard Class of 1853. “Not being under the necessity of adopting a profession or engaging in business,” he spent much of his time in Europe. “He had a large and extremely valuable musical library, but his enjoyment was impaired by deafness”. Married in 1868 to Alice Bowdoin. No children.
Chauncey, Henry (1825-1863) Stock broker and member of the New York Stock Exchange. One of Edward’s Uncle Edwin Bartlett’s business partners. Uncle Edwin introduced Edward to Henry Chauncey, perhaps to procure further introduction to other business partners on the west coast. On November 19, 1847, the contract to carry the mail to California and the new territory of Oregon was assigned to William H. Aspinwall. On April 12, 1848, Aspinwall, with Gardiner G. Howland and Henry Chauncey, formed the Pacific Mail Steamship Company. They were granted a 10-year mail subsidy of $199,000 per year on October 1, 1848. Henry married Emily Aspinwall Howland, daughter of Samuel Shaw Howland, who was a brother of Gardiner G. Howland. Henry was also a business partner with his brother-in-law, Joseph Alsop. Henry was in the West India Trade operated out of Valparaiso, Chile. He was the fourth grandson of Charles Chauncey, the second president of Harvard College.
Chisholm, Caroline (Jones) (1808-1877) Progressive 19th-century English humanitarian known mostly for her involvement with female immigrant welfare in Australia. She married Archibald Chisholm. They had eight children. In his novel Bleak House Charles Dickens is said to have based the character of Mrs. Jellyby on an amalgamation of three women of the period, including Caroline Chisholm. See Wikipedia for more information.
Choate, Rufus (1799-1859) Graduated Dartmouth 1819, valedictorian. Began a practice as a lawyer in South Danvers in 1823. Moved in 1828 to Salem to become a member of the Massachusetts State legislature and a State Senator. Elected as a Whig to the 22nd and 23rd Congresses 1831-1834 at which time he resigned and moved to Boston to fill Daniel Webster’s vacated position of Senator from Massachusetts. Massachusetts Attorney General 1853-1854. Buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Claflin-Richards House in Wenham, Massachusetts - See Horton, Elizabeth Richards.
Clark, Edward (about 1825- ) Servant in the Joseph Andrews family. Listed in the Massachusetts State census in 1855 as age 30.
Clinton, Alfred S. is thought to be a fictitious person. Edward asked Lizzie to address her letters to a “Alfred S. Clinton” while he was in Vermont visiting the Jarvis family in Weathersfield, Vermont.
Coletti, Filippo (1811-1894) An Italian baritone in Maretzek’s Opera troop best known for his performances in Giuseppe Verdi’s operas.
Cook, Captain Samuel (1769-1861) Wealthy master mariner. Married Sally Cheever (1779-1863) in Salem. Had three children. Samuel Cook bought land on August 24, 1801 and built the Cook-Oliver House at 142 Federal Street in Salem, Massachusetts. Tax returns show the house was built 1802-1803. Architect Samuel McIntire plans are now in the Essex Institute. The house is privately owned and still owner-occupied. The Cook-Oliver House is referred to as “The American Castle” as Found in the Flawlessly Perfect Colonial Mansion (Boston Evening Transcript, April 1, 1916.) “Through one of these doorways can be seen a glimpse of the parlor with its splendid mantel and French scenic wall-paper, brought home by Captain Cook about 1820 on his return from one of his sea voyages. It is said that he bought the paper for the purpose of decorating the “best room” for the approaching marriage of his daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Cook (1801-1866) to General Henry Kemble Oliver in 1825.
Cutts, Edward Holyoke (1831-1887) Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, one of nine children of the Honorable Hampden Cutts (1805-1875) and Mary Pepperell Jarvis (1809-1879), Edward’s Aunt, who was a daughter of the Honorable William Jarvis and Mary Pepperell (Sparhawk). Cutts was a descendent of Edward Holyoke, the President of Harvard College, 1737-1769. He commanded a military company at Richmond during the Civil War. Married with two daughters named Mary Sherwood and Lizzie Katherine. Died in Faribault, Minnesota.
Devereux, John Forrester (1835-1883) Edward’s chum at Harvard. His father, Gen. George Humphrey Devereaux, (1809-1878) Harvard Class of 1829, studied law with Leverett Saltonstall. He was adjutant-general of the State (1848-1853). His mother was Charlotte Story Forrester (1811-1873) the niece of Judge Story. John studied at the Salem Latin School under Oliver Carlton before entering Harvard and, upon graduating in 1859, joined his father’s law practice in the firm of Wiggins and Devereux. Served in the Massachusetts Volunteer militia 1861 and remained active until 1863, fighting in every Civil War battle except Antietam. In 1864, he was commissioned captain of the 6th U.S. Colored Troops and was mustered out September 1865. In 1870, he published a volume of poems entitled “Our Roll of Honor” as tributes to heroes of the war. Went west and tried farming in Nebraska and Kansas without success. Never married. Lived with his brother in Iowa. Died at age 48.
Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) English writer. Edward mentions reading Dickens’ novel Bleak House, which was originally published in 20 monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. Dickens also wrote David Copperfield in 1850.
Dorsheimer, William Edward (1832-1888) Born in Lyons, New York. Attended Phillips’ Andover Academy. Attended Harvard in 1849. Expelled with Edward. Studied law in Buffalo. Admitted to New York Bar 1854. In 1858, he printed two reviews in the Atlantic Monthly, criticizing Parton’s lives of Jefferson and of Aaron Burr. Harvard granted Dorsheimer an honorary A.M. (Master of Arts) degree in 1859. In 1867, he was appointed U.S. District Attorney for Northern District of New York. Served as a Major on Fremont’s staff in Missouri during the Civil War. Elected Lt. Governor of New York 1874-1880. Served as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress 1883-1885. Died while visiting Savannah, Georgia.
Dow, Catherine Williams “Katy” (Downing) (1836-1930) A daughter of Thomas (1800-1859) and Nancy (Brown) Downing. Married Josiah Dow (1838-1925) on Dec. 26, 1860 in Salem, Massachusetts.
Downing, Thomas (1800-1859) Born in Salem to Thomas and Catherine (Williams) Downing. Married Oct. 30, 1823 to Nancy Brown. Three known children, including Edward and Lizzie’s friend Katy Downing. Thomas’ occupation was listed as “dry goods” in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Wealthy businessman in dry goods business. Despondent over trouble in regard to block of houses he was building, he hung himself in the entryway of the Unitarian (First) Church, Salem in Jan. 1859. Gilbert Newhall and Thomas W. Downing, his son, were executors of his will.
Edward (Clark) A servant to General Joseph Andrews in Salem. Edward Tenney mentions that “Edward” will take care of the dog he, Edward Tenney, sent to Salem.
Emerson, Jacob (1829-1907) Visited Edward in Methuen with Margaret Phillips, December 7, 1853. Married Josephine Davis in 1861, Methuen, MA. Had four children. Listed in 1855 Methuen, Massachusetts Census as age 26, clerk.
Transcendentalist poet, philosopher and essayist. Born in Boston, MA, son of William and Ruth (Haskins) Emerson. His father was a clergyman. Unitarian minister 1826. Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School and Boston Public Latin School. He had four children with his second wife Lydia Jackson. One of his best known essays is “Self-Reliance.” Of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, he said “I will not obey it, by God.” Henry David Thoreau was his protégé and Walt Whitman his contemporary.
Emmerton, Carolyn Elizabeth (Osgood) “Carrie” (1828-1864) First cousin to Edward’s stepmother Augusta Elizabeth Sprague and first cousin one-time removed to Lizzie. Oldest daughter of Nathaniel Ward Osgood and Mary Beckford (Archer). Married Ephraim Augustus Emmerton on November 24, 1851. Had two sons: Frederic Augustus (1852-1928) and Nathaniel Osgood (1855-1855). Nathaniel died in infancy. Twelve years after her death, her sister Lucy married her husband.
Emmerton, Ephraim Augustus (1827-1901) Followed the sea for about 20 years beginning June 1843 at age 16, and after 1849 as a master mariner. During this time he made seven Zanzibar voyages, including visits to many, if not most, of the ports between the Cape of Good Hope and Bombay. He spent “275,000 miles at sea and never lost a topmast by stress of weather.” Four times he brought guano from the Chinchas. Married on November 24, 1851 to Caroline Elizabeth Osgood “Carrie” (1828-1864), Lizzie’s first cousin one-time removed. In 1855, he was an agent for Silsbees, Stone & Pickman at Manila. Had two sons: Frederic Augustus (1852-1928) and Nathaniel Osgood (1855-1855). Nathaniel died in infancy children. Carrie died in 1864, On June 22, 1876, he married Carrie’s younger sister, Lucy Derby Osgood (1835-1909). No children.
Emmerton, James Arthur (1834-1888) Born to James Emmerton and Mary Ann (Sage) was one of Edward’s chums at Harvard. The 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Salem lists James as age 16. Graduated Harvard of 1853. In 1855, the Massachusetts Census shows James as a student, age 21. He became a physician and served in the 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Union. 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Co. F, as a Corporal and Assistant Surgeon. James and Ephraim were brothers.
Emmerton, Lucy Derby (Osgood) (1835-1909) First cousin to Edward’s stepmother Augusta Elizabeth Sprague and first cousin one-time removed to Lizzie. Youngest daughter of Nathaniel Ward Osgood and Mary Beckford (Archer). Married her sister’s (Carolyn Elizabeth) widower, Ephraim Augustus Emmerton in 1876.
Everett, Charlotte Gray (Brooks) (1800-1859) Born to Hon. Peter Chardon Brooks (1767-1849) and Anna Nancy (Gorham) (1771-1830). Married the Honorable Edward Everett in 1822 and had six children. Her sister was Abigail Browne (Brooks) Adams.
Everett, Honorable Edward (1794-1865) Born in Boston. Entered Harvard at the age of 13. Graduated as valedictorian in 1811. Served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts for the 4th District 1825-35 and as Governor of Massachusetts 1836-40. Was U.S. Minister to Great Britain 1841-45, U.S. Secretary of State 1852-53 and a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts 1853-54. Ran as Constitutional Union candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1860. In 1822 married Charlotte Gray (Brooks), whose sister married Charles Francis Adams. Taught at Harvard and served as its president. He is best remembered as the featured orator at the dedication ceremony of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg in 1863, where he spoke for more than two hours immediately before President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous, two minute Gettysburg Address. Everett was a Unitarian. Interred at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Faneuil Hall. Built in 1742 by merchant Peter Faneuil, adjacent to the Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts, Faneuil Hall has served as an open forum meeting hall for more than 250 years. The meeting hall was the place where Americans first protested the Sugar Act and set down the doctrine of “no taxation without representation.” Famous abolitionists Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglas spoke there. Edward mentions attending a Whig meeting at Faneuil Hall on November 7, 1951 to hear Rufus Choate and Judge Thomas.
Fellows, Carolyn “Caddie” (1817-1862) See Brooks, Carolyn “Caddie” (Fellows).
Fellows, Capt. Charles Oliver (1845-1924) Eldest son of John Foster Fellows and Mary Louisa (Sprague) Fellows, who was Lizzie’s mother’s sister and Edward’s step-mother’s sister. Charles served in 17th Massachusetts Infantry commanded by his father John Foster Fellows during Civil War.
Fellows, Edward A. (1848-1919) Youngest son of John Foster Fellows and Mary Louisa (Sprague) Fellows, who was a sister to Lizzie’s mother and Edward’s step-mother. Younger brother to Charles and Louisa and older brother to Elizabeth.
Fellows, Elizabeth (1853-1914) Youngest daughter of John Foster Fellows and Mary Louisa (Sprague) Fellows, who was a sister to Lizzie’s mother and Edward’s step-mother. Younger sister to Charles, Louisa and Edward Fellows. Living with her father 1880 at age 27
Fellows, Colonel John Foster (1815-1887) Married Mary Louisa (Sprague) Fellows, who was a sister to Lizzie’s mother and Edward’s step-mother. Had four children: Charles, Louisa, Edward and Elizabeth. Enlisted as a Lt. Col. in the 17th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts in 1861 and served until 1864, throughout the Civil War. At the end of 1864 he had been promoted to full Colonel. Buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts.
Fellows, Louisa (1846-1894) Eldest daughter of John Foster Fellows and Mary Louisa (Sprague) Fellows, who was a sister to Lizzie’s mother and Edward’s step-mother. Younger sister to Charles and older sister to Edward and Elizabeth. Living with her father in 1880 at age 34. Married at age 39 to William P. Innis June 18, 1885 in Chelsea.
Fellows, Mary Louisa (Sprague) (1815-1875) Younger sister to Lizzie’s mother and Edward’s step-mother, Lizzie’s aunt married Col. John Foster Fellows. Had four children: Charles, Louisa, Edward, Elizabeth. Edward mentions his Aunts Mary (Fellows) and Margaret drove with him to Mrs. Bridges in Andover.
Felt, Katherine (Bartlett) (1795-1878) Edward’s mother’s sister. Seventh of 15 children born to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. In 1847, first the Honorable John Meacham. No children. Second married Rev. Joseph Barlow Felt. No children. In 1870, she was age 60 living with two sisters in Haverhill: Margaret Longley age 70 and Abbey Kimball age 65.
Felt, Elizabeth (Curtis) (1764- ) Married 1785 Marblehead to John Felt (1764-1802). Eight children: John, Jr, David, Rev. Joseph Barlow Felt 1789-1869 who married 2nd Katherine Bartlett (1789-1878) in 1862, Elizabeth Curtis Felt, Jonathan, Robert, Hannah and Susan.
Felt, Elizabeth Curtis (1792-1864) See Osgood, Elizabeth Curtis (Felt)
Field, Capt. Horace B. (1818-1853) Born in New York. Graduated West Point 1840. Served in Florida War and the War with Mexico. Washed overboard during disaster of the San Francisco. Buried St. Andrews Cemetery, New Berlin, NY.
Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874) 13th President of the United States 1850-1853. Last Whig president. Signed Compromise Measure of 1850 which included the Fugitive Slave Act.
Fitzmaurice, Mary A. Born in Ireland about 1832. Servant in Tenney household in 1850.
Forrest, Edwin (1806-1872) An American actor with a reputation for being temperamental to the point of being abusive. His jealousy of the English actor William McCready resulted in the Astor Place Riot in 1849. In 1853 he played Macbeth, with a strong cast and fine scenery, at the Broadway Theatre for four weeks—an unprecedented run at that date—and at the end of this engagement he retired from the stage for several years.
Foster, Ruth Bradstreet (1831–1911) Born in Salem. Married Edwin O. Tufts in 1852 in Boston and had one son Walter Brownell. (b.1859). Resided in New York, listed in city directory 1891, 1894, 1910 and in 1911 as “widow” with son Walter Brownell Tufts (1859-1936). Died in New York.
Fremont, Sewall Lawrence (1816- ) Born in Vermont. Graduated from West Point in 1841. Rescued by the Kilby following the wreck of the San Francisco with his wife and three children: Ellen Mae (1849-1856), Richard (1850- ), Mary Lawrence (1852-1854). They had three more children: Sewall 1855, Mary E. 1856 and Francis M. 1859.
Fries, August ( - ) The Mendelssohn Quintette Club was founded in 1849 with August Fries (first violin), Gerloff (second violin), Eduard Lehmann (first viola, flute), Oscar Greiner (second viola) and Wulf Fries (cello), brother of August. August was a member for 23 years; later he was a member of the Beethoven Quintet Club. August also figured in the Music Fund Society and the Harvard Musical Association. The Mendelssohn Quintette Club (1849-1895), based in Boston, Massachusetts, was one of “the most active and most widely known chamber ensemble[s] in America” in the latter half of the 19th century. It toured throughout New England and beyond, including Georgia, California and Australia.
Frothingham, Octavius Brooks (1822-1895) Born in Boston to Rev. Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham (1793-1870), a prominent Unitarian preacher, and Ann Gorham (Brooks). (Through his mother's family he is related to Phillips Brooks (1835–1893), a contemporary of Edward and Lizzie who became an American Episcopal clergyman and briefly Bishop of Massachusetts, and is remembered as lyricist of the Christmas hymn "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and for introducing Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan to Christianity.) Octavius Graduated Harvard Class of 1843 and from the Divinity School in 1846. Married Caroline Martha Curtis (1825-1900) on March 23, 1847. Unitarian clergyman in 1850, at the age of 27. Lived next door to Joseph George Sprague, who was also related to the Frothinghams—Joseph George’s great grand aunt Hulda Sprague married Jonathan Frothingham. Octavius was pastor of the North Unitarian Church of Salem 1847-1855. He broke with this congregation over the issue of slavery and became pastor of a new Unitarian society in Jersey City 1855-1860. Had two children, one died in infancy.
Frothingham, Jonathan (1733-1802) Married 1757 Hulda Sprague (1737-1799), the great grand aunt of Joseph George Sprague. Had seven children. Their son, Ebenezer Frothingham (1756-1841) and wife Joanna Langdon (1755-1841) had nine children, including the Rev. Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham (1793-1870), who was the father of Octavius Brooks Frothingham.
Garden Troop Theatre An opera company from the Tacon Theatre of Havana. Considered to be the finest company that had visited New York. Performed at Castle Garden for fifty cents admission, beginning early in July of 1850 and created a profound sensation. Maretzek engaged most of the artists, including the leads Steffanone and Tedesco; tenors Salvi and Bettini; and basses Coletti and Marini. He combined them with the best of his former company; Mme Bertucca, Signora Truffi and Benevantano.
Gillis, James Andrew (1829- ) Lawyer with Phillips and Gillis with offices on Essex Street in Salem. Listed in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census with his housekeepers. Gillis would have been four years older than his companion Corporal Lee, mentioned by Edward.
Godey’s Lady’s Book. Published in Philadelphia 1830-1878, Godey’s was the most popular monthly magazine before the Civil War. Cost $3.00 a year. The Saturday Evening Post cost $2.00 a year. Godey’s was said to contribute to the popularity of the Christmas tree in America. It was noted for the hand-tinted fashion plate in each issue, a pattern for a garment to be sewn at home and a sheet of music for piano. Contributors included Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Washington Irving and others.
Gray, Aunt see Gray, Olive Frost (Bell) Edward mentions Aunt Gray as being at “Grandmother’s,” saying Aunt Gray thinks he and Lizzie are engaged. She wonders why she has not been invited to the wedding.
Gray, Olive Frost (Bell) (1787- ) Born in Rockingham County, NH. Sister of Lizzie’s grandmother Andrews. Married Gideon Gray, 2 Aug 1809 in Portsmouth, NH. They had two sons: James M. Gray (1814-1894) and Joseph L. Gray (1810- ).James married Almira Hoyt (1813- ) 30 Apr 1843. Both sons had adjoining farms in Barrington, Strafford, NH. Olive is listed with James’ family in the 1850 US Federal census. Gideon had also been a farmer and probably died prior to 1850.
Green, Mrs. Edward mentions “seeing some tableaux at Mrs. Green’s” in his letter of September 1853. There are possible connections to the Spragues. Unable to verify additional information.
Haliburton, Mrs. (1828-1898) Referred to as the “lovely widow of Portsmouth.” Susan Hamilton (Peters) was born in New York. She married James Pierrepont Haliburton (1824-1849) in 1846. She later married George Wallace Haven (1808- ) in 1858. She died in Boston.
Harrod, Carolyn (aka Caroline) (1796-1893) – See Bartlett, Carolyn (Harrod)
Harrod, Joseph (1785-1875) Father of Carolyn Harrod, who married Edwin Bartlett. Edward enjoyed his visits with Joseph while staying with the Bartletts at Rockwood. Joseph was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts but lived in Bath, Maine and later Portland, Maine. He became a merchant in New Orleans. U.S. Federal Census for June 27, 1870 shows Joseph Harrod, age 85, in the town of Red Hook in Dutchess County, New York with a post office address in Annandale, New York with Caroline [Carolyn] Bartlett, age 61. Occupation: Deacon.
Hawkes, Dr. William H. (1846-1904) Teacher at Phillip’s Academy in Andover. In 1870, when he was 24 years old, he resided as a boarder with Augusta Elizabeth (Sprague) Tenney where he met Laura “Lottie” Sprague Tenney. William and Laura were married in Methuen on October 25, 1887. The Reverend Charles Mitchell, Margaret Tenney’s husband, performed the marriage ceremony.
Hayes, Catherine (1818-1861) Left an impoverished childhood in Ireland to become the most famous Irish singer in Europe. Came to America 1851. Gave concerts in New York, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and 47 other cities and towns along the Mississippi and in the south. She met presidents and statesmen and her famous future husband, P.T. Barnum, Jenny Lind’s former manager, who sponsored her travels to the “gold rush” in the San Francisco area in the 1850s.
Healy, Bridget (about 1830- ) Servant in the home of Gen. Joseph Andrews, Salem. Listed as in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census as “age 27, born in Ireland. “Also listed with the Andrews in Salem 1855 as Bridget Haley, age given as 23. In 1865 Massachusetts State Census, listed with the family of Benjamin W. Stone on Chestnut Street, Salem, age 35 years. The Andrews had moved to Boston.
Hodges, Ellen Probably a teacher or aide at Miss Ward’s School.
Holyoke, Dr. Edward Augustus (1796-1855) Physician to the Andrews family, attending Lizzie’s mother at her death. Born Edward Augustus Holyoke Turner but at his grandfather’s urging dropped the name Turner to carry on his mother’s family name of Holyoke. Graduated Harvard Class of 1817. Descendant of Edward Holyoke, who was Harvard College President from 1737-1769. In 1826, married Maria Osgood (1802-1868) at North Andover. Had seven children.
Holyoke, Francis Epes “Frank” (1831-1856) Returned from Jamaica in ill health. He thought he would go back to Cambridge Scientific School as an assistant to Professor Horswood. Met with Edward at the Astor House in New York on November 29, 1853.
Holyoke, George Osgood (1833- ) George was a freshman at Harvard when Edward Tenney was a senior. Graduated Harvard Class of 1856. Son of Dr. Edward Augustus Holyoke and Maria (Osgood) Holyoke. Married Jane Wildes (Blake) of Boston in 1861. Taught for a while in Louisville, Kentucky. Returned to Boston in 1858 and began business as a broker in tobacco. Then moved to New York and formed a co-partnership of Holyoke and Rogers continuing as commission merchants in tobacco.
Horton, Elizabeth Richards (1837-1928) Daughter of the Richards family who owned and occupied the Claflin-Richards house from the early 1800s until 1921. Her famous doll collection was donated in 1922 to the Wenham Museum as part of the collection of over 5,000 dolls permanently displayed in the Osgood Gallery of the Museum. Mrs. Horton sent her dolls all over the United States for displays to raise funds for different children’s charities.
Howe, Joseph Sidney (1832-1923) Married Mary Augusta Tenney (1837-1905) in 1859 in Methuen. Had two children. Mary was Edward’s sister. Joseph was a civil engineer and, for more than forty years, town clerk. He was the leading historian of the region and President of the Methuen Historical Society.
Howland, Edward (1832-1890) Born in South Carolina, a direct descendant of John Howland, a “Mayflower” passenger. In 1846, his parents moved to Boston. Harvard Class of 1853. Looked forward to a career in architecture, but found himself representing his father for seven years as a cotton broker in Memphis, New Orleans, Boston and elsewhere. Became a Bohemian journalist and died a member of a socialist community in Sinaloa, Mexico. Married Mrs. Marie Stephens Case in 1865, whom he had met in his travels. Loved fine books and literature and had an extensive collection from his travels to Amsterdam, Leipzig, Paris, Oxford and London. First lived in New York City. Eventually moved to a little farm near Hammonton, New Jersey. In New Jersey, the Howlands experimented with raising fruits and vegetables and became very active in the new agriculture Grange movement. The Howlands moved to Mexico, where he died in 1890. His literary collection was given to the Fairhope Public Library.
Howland, Emily Aspinwall (1833-1897) Daughter of Samuel Shaw Howland (1790-1853) and Joanna (Hone). Born Far Rockaway, Queens, New York. Her father was a brother of Gardiner G. Howland (1787-1851). Married Henry Charles Chauncey (1830-1915). Two children: Henry Chauncey (1856-1899) and Lucy Chauncey (1860-1945)
Howland, Gardiner Green (1787-1851) Edwin Bartlett’s business partner in New York. An uncle to Wm. H. Aspinwall. Samuel Shaw Howland was his brother, also engaged in the Pacific Steamship Mail Company. Their sister Susan Howland (1779-1852) married John Aspinwall (1774-1847) and their daughter Mary Rebecca Aspinwall (1809-1886) married Isaac Roosevelt (1790-1863) whose son James Roosevelt (1828-1900) was Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s father.
Howland, Samuel Shaw (1790-1853) Edwin Bartlett’s business partner in New York. Married Joanna Hone (1799-1848). Had seven children. Daughter, Emily Aspinwall (Howland) (1833-1897) married Henry Chauncey (1856-1899).
Howland, Susan (1779-1853) Sister to Gardiner G. Howland and Samuel S. Howland. Married John Aspinwall (1774-1847). Their daughter Mary Rebecca Aspinwall (1809-1886), sister of William Henry Aspinwall, married Isaac Roosevelt (1790-1863), whose son James Roosevelt (1828-1900) was Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s father. Susan Howland is the great grandmother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Hubbard, Anna and Philena. Edward went riding with “two Miss Hubbards from Boston” and Margie Phillips. There was a John Capen Hubbard in the Boston 1850 U.S. Federal Census, age 47, Ann (his wife) age 47, John C. age 23, Anna age 22 and Philena age 20. It is probable the Miss Hubbards were Anna and Philena.
Humphries, John Fictional character from Susan Warner’s novel Wide, Wide World that Edward was told he resembled.
Irving, Washington (1783-1859) American author, essayist, biographer and historian. Best known for his short stories “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle.” Served as Ambassador to Spain (1842-1846). An extensive biography and list of his works appears in Wikipedia. Irving acquired his famous home in Tarrytown, New York, “Sunnyside,” in 1835. This is where he died of a heart attack at the age of 76.
James - see Ridley, James
Jameson, William Henry (1818-1887) Captain of the Josephine. Born in Saco, Maine. Married Mary E. Gilbert (1827- ). Had seven children. Needs further research to determine correct William Henry Jameson. Died in Brooklyn, New York.
Jarvis, Anna Bailey (Bartlett) (1787-1869) Edward’s mother’s sister. She was the first of 15 children born to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Born in Haverhill. Married the Honorable William Jarvis, his second marriage, and had 10 children. Died in Weathersfield, Vermont.
Jarvis, Major Charles (1821-1863) Third child of the Hon. William Jarvis and Ann Bartlett, who was the oldest daughter of Hon. Bailey Bartlett. Born in Weathersfield, Vermont. Rising member of the bar of Windsor County, Vermont when he raised a company for the 9th Vermont Regiment of volunteers and lost his life in action near Newbern, North Carolina in 1863.
Jarvis, Dr. Charles (1748-1807) Edward’s great uncle. Charles’ nephew William C. Jarvis, Esq., of Pittsfield, Massachusetts wrote an unpublished biography of his uncle Dr. Jarvis.
Jarvis, Catherine Leonard “Kate” (1831-1916) Ninth child of the Honorable William Jarvis and Anna Bailey Bartlett. Married Col. Leavitt Hunt in 1860. Had six children.
Jarvis, Louisa Bailey (1835-1888) Tenth child of the Honorable William Jarvis and Anna Bailey Bartlett. Buried in Weathersfield Bow Cemetery in Windsor, Vermont. Inscription: “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.”
Jarvis, Hon. William (1770-1859) Edward’s uncle. Only son of Dr. Charles Jarvis. Served under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Consul to Lisbon, Portugal. First married Mary Pepperill (also spelled Pepperell) (Sparhawk) (1781-1811) in 1808. Their grandfather Enoch Bartlett had three wives but William and Mary had different grandmothers. William and Mary had two daughters: Mary Pepperell Jarvis (1809-1879) and Elizabeth Bartlett Jarvis (1811-1854). Second, William married Anna Bailey (Bartlett) (1787-1869) in 1817. She was a sister of Edward’s mother (as well as a cousin of his first wife). William and Anna had 10 children, losing one in infancy, one at age two and one son in the Civil War. Consul Jarvis was an affectionate father and known for providing elegant hospitality. Edward mentions visiting the two youngest Jarvis children, Catherine Leonard “Kate” Jarvis (born 1832) and Louisa Bailey Jarvis (born 1835). Lived in Weathersfield, Vermont and buried at Weathersfield Bow Cemetery.
Joe - see Andrews, Joseph Sprague
Judd, Col. Henry Bethel (1819-1892) Cadet at West Point 1835-1839. Fourteenth in a class of 41. Married to Elizabeth Cox (Bonneau) (1824-1899). Rescued from the San Francisco by the Kilby with the initial group of officers and troops.
J.W. - see Sprague, Joseph White
Kemble, Frances Anne “Fanny” (1809-1893) Father was the actor Charles Kemble and mother, Marie-Thérèse de Camp. Made her debut as Julia (while her father played Mercutio) in 1829 at the Covent Garden Theatre in London. Played most of the major female Shakespeare parts and toured the U.S. with her father. Married the rich American Pierce Butler and retired from the stage, but found out that her husband was a slave owner owning plantations in Georgia with seven to eight hundred slaves. After years of quarrels and reconciliations, the marriage broke up in 1850. In 1847 she returned to the stage as Mrs. Butler, but smallpox had damaged her beauty and from that time onwards she gave lectures on Shakespeare. Fanny returned to England, wrote against slavery for the London Times, and finished her first novel at the age of 80. Actress, playwright and Unitarian.
Kimball, David Mather (1813-1857) Principal of Quaboag Seminary 1850-1851. Edward’s teacher and Edward lived in his home as a boarder. Born in Leyden, New York to Reuel Kimball and Hannah Mather, a descendent of Cotton Mather of Boston. Graduated from Union College and lived in several locations throughout New England before settling in Warren. Married in 1842. Had three children. First wife died 1849 in Warren. Married Charlotte Lincoln (1821- ) on May 18, 1851 while Edward was at Quaboag. Had three more children. Six years later, Mr. Kimball was run over by a cart and died from his injuries in Kingston, New Hampshire, leaving a widow and six children.
Kimball, Ann Marie (1804-1893) Edward saw Ann Marie, Martha and Carrie Bird, in Brooklyn on December 19, 1853. Ann Marie was the daughter of Nathaniel Kimball (1777-1821) and Sarah Knight (1779-1849).
Kimball, William (1842- ) A stockbroker in New York in 1880.(United States Census 1880 William C. Kimball in household of Mary A. Kimball, New York, New York.
Laur - see Allen, Laura White (Sprague)
Laura - see Andrews, Laura
Lee, George Cabot (1830-1910) Brother of Rose Lee. Neighbors on Chestnut Street. A prominent banker with Lee, Higginson & Co. of Boston. He was in charge of the Union Safe Deposit Vaults. Married Caroline Watts Haskell. Daughter Alice Hathaway Lee (1861-1884) married Theodore Roosevelt who became the U.S. President.
Lee, Francis Henry (1836- ) Brother of Rose Lee. Neighbors on Chestnut Street.
Lee, John Clarke (1804-1877) Married Harriet Paine Rose (1804- ).
Lee, Rose Smith (1835-1903) One of the “Chestnut Street Ladies,” One of 10 Lee children. Her father was a merchant and a banker who had lost both his parents before he was six years old. Raised by his great-grandmother in Salem. Harvard Class of 1823. Master’s from Harvard in 1842. Director in many corporations, trustee of various funds, fellow and treasurer of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Prominent member of the Essex County Natural History Society. Chairman of the finance committee of the Essex Institute from the date of its organization until his death. Rose Lee’s mother was born in Antigua, British West Indies. She was the granddaughter of Dr. William Paine of Worcester, Massachusetts. Rose Lee married Leverett Saltonstall from a very prominent Salem family. Had six children: Leverett (1855-1863, Richard (1859-1922), Rose Lee (1861-1891), Mary Elizabeth (1862- ), Philip (1867-1919), Endicott (1872-1897)
Lee, Corporal William Paine (1833-1888) Born in Boston. Lieutenant in the Civil War. Later a banker with Lee, Danforth and Company of Boston. His father was a banker. His mother was the granddaughter of Dr. William Paine of Worcester, Massachusetts. His sister was Rose Smith Lee, one of the young ladies Lizzie’s age who lived on Chestnut Street.
Leland, Leonard Lorenzo (1833-1899) Chum of Edward’s at Harvard but not the Class of 1853. U.S. Federal Census of 1850, lists Leonard, age 17, living with Joseph H. Coolidge family, Worcester, Massachusetts. Leonard was the son of Amasa Leland (1793-1842) and Martha Seaver (1797-1837). Buried at the Old Burying Ground Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Lind, Johanna Maria “Jenny” (1820-1887) A popular singer known as the Swedish Nightingale whose concerts in America were managed and heavily promoted by P. T Barnum. One of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, she was known for her performances in soprano roles in opera in Sweden and across Europe, and for an extraordinarily popular concert tour of America beginning in 1850. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music from 1840. In 1850, Lind came to America and gave 93 large-scale concerts for Barnum and then continued to tour under her own management. She earned more than $350,000 from these concerts, donating the proceeds to charities, principally the endowment of free schools in Sweden. With her new husband, Otto Goldschmidt, she returned to Europe in 1852 where she had three children and gave occasional concerts over the next two decades, settling in England in 1855. From 1882, for some years, she was a professor of singing at the Royal College of Music in London.
Liz - see Tenney, Elizabeth
Lizzie - see Andrews, Elizabeth
Longley, Caroline (1826-1902) Daughter of Dr. Rufus Longley and Peggy Bartlett. Died in Orchard, Maine, Nov. 8, 1902, organic heart disease. Single.
Longley, Margaret “Peggy” (Bartlett) (1790-1880) Third of 15 children born to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Married Dr. Rufus Longley in 1819. Lived in Haverhill, Massachusetts. In 1870, she was living in Haverhill with sisters Abigail “Abbey” (Bartlett) Kimball, age 65, and Katherine “Kate” (Bartlett) Felt, age 60. Had four children: Margaret, William Rufus, Carolyn and James Henry.
Longley, Dr. Rufus (1788-1855) Married Margaret “Peggy” (Bartlett) (1790-1880) in 1819. Son of Joshua and Bridge (Melvin) Longley. Born in Shirley, Massachusetts on September 2, 1788. Descendant of William Longley, one of the first settlers of Groton. Entered Harvard College in the summer of 1804, but his class was the one principally concerned in the college rebellion which broke out in the spring of 1807, when many of the members were expelled, including Rufus Longley. Began the study of medicine under the instruction of Dr. Oliver Prescott, Jr. of Groton. Earned a degree of Bachelor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School Class of 1811. Established himself in practice in Haverhill, Massachusetts where he passed the remainder of his life. Had four children. Member of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Received an honorary MD degree from Harvard in 1850. His last professional visit was made only a few days before his death, which took place on March 12, 1855and, by coincidence, his first patient was also his last. His widow Peggy (Bartlett) died at Haverhill on January 6, 1880 at age 89 years, 4 months and 8 days.
Lottie - see Hawkes, Laura Sprague (Tenney)
Loeser, Lt. Col. Lucien (1818-1897) Born in Orwigsburg, PA. Died Mar 6, 1897 at Brooklyn, NY. No. 26 in class of 1842 West Point. Brought the first piece of gold discovered in California in 1848 to Washington DC. On board the San Francisco, rescued with his family on the bark Kilby. Transferred to the packet Lucy Thompson and taken to New York.
Macready, William Charles (1793-1873) English actor born London. Specialized in tragic roles. Performing Macbeth at the Astor Place Theatre when Edwin Forrest announced his performance in the same role. Resulting riot in 1849 at the Astor Place Theatre caused the death of 23 people and injured 100. Married first Catherine Frances Atkins ( -1852). Of their numerous children, only one son and one daughter survived. Second marriage to Cecile Louise Frederica Spencer (1827-1908). Had one son.
“Maggie” or Margie - see Tenney, Margaret Bartlett
Maretzek, Max (1821-1897) Austrian impresario; born in Brünn, Moravia on June 28, 1821. Pupil of Seyfried in Vienna. Attended university in Vienna. Several years later, became connected with Italian opera in London. In 1848, began his career in New York as the leader of the orchestra at the Italian opera. Organized and managed the grand opera at the Astor Place Opera House, the Academy of Music and Pike's Opera House (now the Grand Opera House) (1849-1878). He occasionally made professional tours to other cities of the United States, to Mexico and to Cuba. In 1849, he brought the celebrated singer Mlle. Bertucca to America. She later became his wife. He died Pleasant Plains, New York on May 14, 1897.
Margo - see Soley, Margaret. Servant in Andrews household.
McKeever, Commodore Isaac (1793-1856) and Mrs. Mary Flower (Gamble) McKeever Dined with Edwin Bartlett, Edwin’s wife Carolyn and Edward Tenney at Rockwood. Native of Pennsylvania, born 1793, Commodore McKeever was a U.S. Navy officer of the War of 1812. Entered the Navy as midshipman in 1809. Attained the rank of Lieutenant during the war with Great Britain. While commanding a gunboat on Lake Borgne, LA., in 1814, he was captured by the British forces that were advancing on New Orleans. After the war, in 1830, he became Commander and in 1838 became Captain. In 1850, he was promoted to Commodore and commanded the Brazilian Squadron. Was afterwards in charge of the Norfolk, Virginia Navy Yard. Died in Norfolk, Virginia in 1856.
Mitchell, Charles Langdon (1845-1930) Married Margaret "Margie” Bartlett Tenney (1845-1905) 1871, Edward’s half- sister. Ministered in New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Methuen, Massachusetts. Graduated Yale in 1866 and Andover Theological Seminary in 1870. Had four children: Eliza Caroline (1872- ) and twin sister Augusta Sprague (1872-1872), Laura Tenney (1876-1894) and Chauncey Leeds (1878-1928).
Mowatt, Anna Cora (Ogden) (1819-1870) Author, playwright, public reader and actress born in Bordeaux, France. Cora was the tenth of a family of 17 children. Father was Samuel Gouveneur Ogden (1779-1860), an American merchant. Mother was Eliza (Lewis) (1785-1836), granddaughter of Francis Lewis who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The family returned to the United States in 1826. In 1834, she eloped with James Mowatt (1805-1851), a wealthy New York lawyer. In 1853, she married William Foushee Ritchie ( -1868). She died near London, England on July 28, 1870. Buried beside her first husband, James Mowatt in Kensal Green Cemetery London.
Mussey, Delevan (1833-1892) Graduated Dartmouth. Son of Reuben Dimond Mussey, who had been a professor of medicine at Dartmouth, later at Ohio Medical College and at Miami Medical College. Graduated from Dartmouth in 1854. Young Mussey came from a long line of physicians but preferred to be a newspaperman, getting his start ‘out west’ in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1861, he went with the Lincoln inaugural party to Washington, D.C. The war soon followed, and Mussey, commissioned a captain, became the mustering officer for the Army of the Cumberland. Captain Mussey volunteered to raise “colored” troops in spite of the widespread prejudice against the enlistment of Negroes and the scorn of his fellow officers. He believed that the Negro as a soldier could prove his ability and thus gain the respect of the nation. As the war progressed, the need of Negroes became urgent. Mussey mustered in large numbers, was made Colonel of the 100th Regiment of “colored” troops, and later given the rank of Brevet Brigadier General. At the close of the war he was ordered to Washington and arrived there the night of Good Friday, April 14, 1865. The city was ablaze with lights and people were celebrating the Union victory and the President was attending the theater. Then came the tragedy—Lincoln was shot and revelry gave way to anxiety. People crowded about the theater and surged against the house where Lincoln lay dying. The city was in turmoil. Troops were called out and all officers ordered to give their services wherever needed. Mussey was stopping at the Kirkwood House and Vice President Andrew Johnson was also staying at the Kirkwood, so Mussey devoted himself to the Vice President’s needs. As a result, Mr. Johnson, upon going to the White House as President, took General Mussey along as military secretary. John Wilkes Booth was pursued and shot. Conspirators were arrested, tried and sentenced. General Mussey favored clemency for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt, who was convicted of taking part in the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Johnson showed no signs of granting clemency and she was executed. This case aroused Mussey’s interest in legal matters and several months later he left the White House and military service and took up the study of law.” (Source: Fate Rides A Tortoise). He married Lucinda Sparrow (Barrett) (1830-1870). Had two children: Dela P. Mussey (1866-1942) and Susan Victoria B. Mussey (1869-1880) with Lucinda. She died from a postpartum infection. Second marriage was to Ellen (Spencer) (1850-1936) on June 14, 1871. Had two more children: Spencer Mussey (1872-1891) and William Hitz Mussey (1874-1939).
Nevins, Sr., David C. (1809-1881) Wealthy New England Industrialist. Owned the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Namesake of the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen, Massachusetts. Married Eliza Coffin (1817-1895), daughter of ship merchant Jared Coffin of Nantucket. First son David Jr. was born on July 30, 1839. In 1842, protective taxes began hurting the textile importing business and Nevins switched to manufacturing textiles. Second son Henry Coffin Nevins was born in 1843. In 1859, he purchased the Pemberton Mill. In 1864, he purchased the Methuen Cotton Company on the Spicket River. His wife and sons had the Nevins Memorial Library built as a memorial to him. Nevin’s sons took over the manufacturing businesses and ran the textile mills, including India Bagging Company and Bengal Bagging Company in Salem, Massachusetts. David C. Nevins’ surname, as well as that of fellow “Methuen city fathers” Edward F. Searles and Charles H. Tenney, appears in the name of the “Searles, Tenney, Nevins Historic District” established by the City of Methuen in 1992 to preserve the “distinctive architecture and rich character of one of Massachusetts’ most unique neighborhoods.” David Sr. and his wife Eliza are buried on the library grounds, under a statue titled the Angel of Life sculpted by George Moretti of New York. The bronze figure holds aloft a banner which reads “The pleasant memory of their worth,” the last line from “The Living Lost,” a William Cullen poem.
Nichols, William (1798-1861) Born at Brookfield, Massachusetts to Isaac and Abigail Nichols. In 1845, at age 47, married Lizzie’s Aunt Margaret (Sprague). She was age 31. In the Methuen vital records of marriage, Mr. Nichols was referred to as a “widower of Dedham.” He was a printer. Massachusetts State census for 1855 lists William and Margaret in the residence of Samuel Noyes in Cambridge, Massachusetts. William died in Cambridge.
Nichols, Margaret (Sprague) (1813-1860) Younger sister to Lizzie’s mother and Edward’s stepmother Augusta (Sprague) Tenney. The 1850 Federal census recorded Margaret as living in the Tenney household in Methuen, which is where she was living at the time of her marriage. Her youngest sister Augusta was married to John Tenney, Edward’s father. Massachusetts State census for 1855 lists Margaret living with her husband William Nichols in the residence of Samuel Noyes in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She died in Cambridge at McClean Hospital for the Insane five years later at age 47.
Oliver, Emily Kemble aka Emily (Oliver) Brown and Emily (Oliver) Andrews (1835-1920) Born to Henry Kemble Oliver and Sarah Elizabeth Cook in Salem. Emily was the same age as Lizzie Andrews and Liz Tenney. Edward mentions Emily appeared for a visit with Mr. Briggs. Emily married first in 1860 to James Olcott Brown (1836-1864) of Portland, Maine. They had one child, Emily Matilda Brown (about 1863-1880). James died at age 28 of diphtheria. Their daughter died at age of 17. On May 13, 1874, at age 39, Emily married Brigadier General George Lippitt Andrews (1828-1920). They did not have children. Both are buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. George Lippitt Andrews’ first wife, Alice Potter is also buried at Arlington. George and Alice had a son named George A. Andrews (1850-1928) who graduated from West Point and, following a career in the military, was also buried at Arlington.
Oliver, Joseph Henry (1868-1927) Born in Salem on January 10, 1868 to Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Andrews) and Samuel Cook Oliver. He held a variety of jobs, including being a clerk for American Express, a brakeman (1893), a traveling salesman (1900) and a truck driver for Railway Express (1920). Married Violet Monica Kinsella (1880-1959) and had two daughters, Cecilia G. Oliver (1901-1904) and Lillian Oliver (1902-1990) who married Charles Carpenter (1897-1984). Joseph Henry divorced and married Ethel May Cox (1891-1959). They had one son, Herbert Wellington Oliver (1908-1949). Joseph and Ethel divorced and he died in Lynn, Massachusetts on May 23, 1927.
Oliver, Josephine Sprague “Posie” (1863–1867) Born in Salem on December 2, 1863 to Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Andrews) and Samuel Cook Oliver. Died on August 24, 1867 of cholera infantum (intestinal flu) at three years and eight months of age. Buried in Beverly and was later moved to Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts.
Oliver, Dr. Henry Kemble (1829-1919) Born to Henry Kemble Oliver (1800-1885). Brother of Emily Kemble Oliver. He is the chum who called on Edward with Daniel Upton. Graduated Harvard Class of 1852 and Harvard Medical School in 1856. Became a surgeon and was among those who made early advances in germ theory. Established the Department of Hygiene at Harvard. In 1880, he gave up his practice to engage in cancer research and became a member of the Harvard Cancer Commission. Never married. Dr. Oliver provided for the education of his nephew, Thomas Edward Oliver, at Harvard. “Henry Kemble Oliver, famous surgeon of Boston, Massachusetts, who died last October, has left his entire fortune consisting of several thousands to Harvard University. The late Doctor Oliver is the uncle of Professor T. E. Oliver of the department of romance languages [at the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana].”
Oliver, Gen. Henry Kemble (1800-1885) Married Sarah Elizabeth Cook (1801-1866) on August 30,1825. Had seven children: Samuel Cook (1826-1888), Sarah Elizabeth (1828-1883) married Joseph Porter Battles, Henry Kemble (1829-1919), Maria Kemble (1831-1872), Emily Kemble (1835-1920) married James Olcott Brown and George Lippett Andrews, Mary Evans (1838-1911) and Ellen Wendell (1842-1923) married Charles Gilbert Cheever. Adjutant General of Massachusetts 1844-48. Superintendent of the Atlantic Cotton Mills in Lawrence 1848-1858. Member of Lawrence school board and superintendent of schools. State Board of Education. Mayor of Lawrence 1859. Treasurer of Massachusetts 1861-1866. 21st Mayor of Salem 1877-1880. Member of Salem Glee Club. President of Oratorio Society. Organist at various periods at St. Peter’s in Barton Square and the North Churches and a member of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston. Published the Oliver Collection of Sacred Music and a Te Deum in F. His melody ‘Federal Street’ appears in many collections of church music. ‘Federal Street by Henry Kemble Oliver’ appears eight times #30, 51, 241, 242, 246, 247, 487 and 488 in Services for Congregational Worship, American Unitarian Assoc., Boston, Massachusetts 1914.
Oliver, Mary Elizabeth (Andrews) Oliver - see Andrews, Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie”
Oliver, Mary Evans (1838-1911)Youngest daughter of Henry Kemble Oliver and Sarah Cook Oliver. She would have been 14 years old at the time Edward mentioned meeting her when she was presumably traveling with her older sister Emily. Married Charles Sadler. Had two children.
Oliver, Colonel Samuel Cook (1826-1888) Eldest son of General Henry Kemble Oliver. Born at home at 142 Federal Street in Salem, Massachusetts. (Source: Notebook of H.K.O. Phillips Library, Essex Institute, Salem, MA) He first married Sarah Elizabeth Crosby (1830-1858) in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1853. One child, Sarah Elizabeth Cook Oliver (1857-1927). Second married Mary Elizabeth (Andrews) and had three children: Josephine Sprague (1863-1867), Joseph Henry (1868-1927) and Thomas Edward (1871-1946). In 1849, attended Harvard for a short time and then organized Company I Sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in Lawrence and was its first Captain. At the outbreak of the Civil War, was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 14th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, which was changed to the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He was stationed at Albany, one of the defenses of Washington, but desiring more active service, he resigned the 14th Regiment and joined the 35th Massachusetts as Captain where he participated in the battles of Smith Mountain and Antietam. At Antietam, the explosion of a shell close to him threw him against a stone wall and injured his spine, paralyzing the lower half of his body. The regiment was so near the rebels that when the Union soldiers, after exhausting their ammunition, announced the fact to their officers, the rebels heard them and were preparing to charge when the order was given to take ammunition from the bodies of the dead and wounded. Thus supplied, the men of the 35th Massachusetts kept up the fire until night. Although Oliver was severely wounded at the Battle of Antietam, he recovered enough to walk with crutches and returned to active service as Lieutenant Colonel with the 2nd Massachusetts. This regiment remained in service three months after Richmond was taken. After the war, Colonel Oliver became more and more disabled until he was nearly helpless. The family story has been told of how he had to eat standing up. For this purpose, the mantle over the fireplace in his home was made wider to accommodate his plate. At the Harvard Commencement of 1887, at the request of his former classmates, he received the degree of A.B. as one of the Class of 1849. He died after many years of “suffering cheerfully and bravely borne.” Samuel Cook Oliver is buried in the Oliver Lot in the Broad Street Burying Ground, Salem, Massachusetts. His tombstone is decorated with a sword through the laurel wreath of victory.
Oliver, Sarah Elizabeth (Cook) (1801-1866) Daughter of Capt. Samuel Cook (1769-1861) and Sally Cheever (1779-1863). Married Henry Kemble Oliver in 1825 and lived in the historic “Cook-Oliver” house at 142 Federal Street in Salem, Massachusetts.
Oliver, Thomas Edward (1871-1946) Son of Colonel Samuel Cook Oliver and Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Andrews). Married Elizabeth Reinhardt on June 9, 1904. Had three daughters: Elisabeth Andrews (1905-1997), Martha Reinhardt (1907-1980) and Sarah Cheever (1913-1989) and adopted a son, John Lee (1911-1959). Thomas’ uncle, Dr. Henry Kemble Oliver paid for his education at Harvard from which he graduated Class of 1893 magna cum laude. Received his A.M. and PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Married Elisabeth Reinhardt (1879-1963) in Cleveland, Ohio in 1904 where he held his first teaching position as Professor of Romance Languages at Western Reserve University. Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Illinois from 1903-1940 and acting head of the department 1928-1929. From August 1915 to May 1916, he served on the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Received a gold medal from the Belgian “Comite National de Secours et d’Alimentation” and a bronze medal from the Commission for Relief under Chairman Herbert C. Hoover. Professor Thomas E. Oliver’s publications are listed in Who's Who in America: Vol.2, 1943-50. Clubs and societies included: Modern Language Assn of America, “Societe Amicale Gaston-Paris, Corda Fratres,” Association of Cosmopolitan Clubs, The Players (University of Ill.). Travel included a sabbatical year, 1931-1932, in study and travel in Finland, Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy. Avocation was his interest in amateur dramatics, given by the Faculty Players Club of the University of Illinois. He was a Unitarian. (Thomas was the grandfather of Elisabeth Claire Johnson and great grandfather of PJ Watters, authors of The Courtship of Lizzie Andrews based on Edward’s 62 letters Thomas discovered in his mother’s attic in 1922.)
Osgood, Carolyn Elizabeth “Carrie,” “Caddie” or “Caddy” – see Emmerton, Carolyn Elizabeth (Osgood)
Osgood, Elizabeth Curtis (Felt) (1792-1864) Married William Osgood (1785-1834) in 1817 in Salem. Had seven children: Abigail (1818), William Henry (1821), Joseph Barlow Felt (1823), John Felt (1825), Ellen (1827), Mary (1830), Susan Elizabeth (1832). Lived in Salem.
Osgood, Dr. Joseph (1746-1812) Married Lucretia Ward (1748-1809) in 1770. Had 10 children, including Margaret Osgood, who had Elizabeth Maria Sprague, who had Lizzie Andrews.
Osgood, Lucy Derby (1836-1909)Youngest daughter of Nathaniel Ward Osgood and Mary Beckford Archer. Married her sister’s (Caroline Elizabeth) widower, Ephraim Augustus Emmerton in 1876.
Osgood, Margaret (1778-before 1837) Born to Dr. Joseph Osgood (1746-1812) and Lucretia (Ward) (1748-1809). Married Hon. Joseph Sprague, Jr. (1739-1808). Had 11 children, seven lived past childhood, including: Edward (1808-1842), Lizzie’s mother Elizabeth Maria (Sprague) (1809-1841) married Joseph Andrews, Lucretia Osgood (Sprague) (1812-1839) married Professor Thompson, Margaret (Sprague) (1813-1860) married William Nichols, Mary Louisa (Sprague) (1815-1875) married John Fellows, Laura White (1816- ) married George Allen and Edward’s stepmother Augusta Elizabeth (Sprague) (1819-1874) married John Tenney.
Osgood, Mary Beckford (1833- ) Daughter of Mary Beckford (Archer) and Nathaniel Ward Osgood. Single in 1900 census, living with her sister Lucy (Osgood) Emmerton and her sister’s husband Ephraim Augustus Emmerton. Emmerton’s first wife was Caroline, the older sister of Mary and Lucy.
Osgood, Mary Beckford (Archer) (1800-after 1870) Lizzie’s great aunt. Married in Salem in 1822 to Nathaniel Ward Osgood (1797-1863). Had four children: Joseph (1825-1877), Caroline Elizabeth (1828-1864), Mary Beckford (1832- ) and Lucy Derby (1836-1909).
Osgood, Nathaniel Ward (1797-1863) Lizzie’s grandfather. Brother to Margaret Osgood, who married Joseph Sprague, Jr. Nathaniel married Mary Beckford (Archer) (1800-1863) in 1822. Had four children.
Osgood, William (1785-1834) Ship Captain, Salem, Massachusetts. Married Elizabeth Curtis Felt (1792-1864) in Salem, Massachusetts on April 20, 1817. Had seven children: Abigail (1818), William Henry (1821), Joseph Barlow Felt (1823), John Felt (1825), Ellen (1827), Mary (1830), Susan Elizabeth (1832). Lived in Salem.
Pacific Mail Steamship Company Founded April 18, 1848 by a group of New York City merchants, William H. Aspinwall, Edwin Bartlett, Henry Chauncey, Joseph Alsop, Gardiner G. Howland and Samuel S. Howland. These merchants had acquired the right to transport mail under contract from the United States Government from the Isthmus of Panama to California, awarded in 1847 to one Arnold Harris. The company initially believed it would be transporting agricultural goods from the West Coast but, just as operations began, gold was discovered in California, and business boomed. During the California Gold Rush in 1849, the company was a key mover of goods and people and played a key role in the growth of San Francisco, California.
Paine, Charles Jackson (1833-1916) American railroad executive, soldier, yachtsman and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Served as Colonel of the 2nd Louisiana (USA) Infantry, one of the first Union “colored” units. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard Class of 1853, Master of Arts degree in 1856. The great-grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Robert Treat Paine. Married Julia Bryant (1847-1901) in 1867. Had seven children.
Panama Railroad Company. In 1848, William H. Aspinwall, senior partner in Howland and Aspinwall, obtained a railroad concession from New Granada. John L. Stephens (a lawyer), Henry Chauncey (a banker) and other partners began construction in 1850. Stephens was a keen archeologist but died after contracting a fever at the site. An estimated 22,000 workers died of yellow fever and malaria during the construction of the railroad. Bodies were sold to medical schools all over the world and the proceeds maintained the hospital for the rest of the workers.
Parodi, Teresa aka Teresa Stolz (1827-after1878) Maretzek opened the season at Astor Place Opera House on October 4, 1850. On November 4, 1850 the great Italian soprano, Teresa Parodi, made her first appearance as the character Norma.
Peck, William Henry (1830-1892) Edward’s Harvard chum. Born in Augusta, Georgia to Colonel Samuel Hopkins Peck and Sarah A.D. (Holmes). His father was from Connecticut and the seventh in descent from Deacon Paul Peck, who came from England in 1635 and settled in Hartford. Graduated Harvard Class of 1853. In 1854, became first assistant in the New Orleans Public Schools. Held positions at University of Louisiana, Masonic Female College in Georgia, Lavert College in Georgia. Combined a life of teaching, journalism and writing. Authored several novels. In 1854, married Mona Blake (Kenny). Had six children who survived him. Mona died in 1891. William died five months later in 1892.
Peirson, Dr. Abel (or Abiel) (1794-1853) Born in Biddeford, Maine. Graduated from Harvard Class of 1812. On April 18, 1819, married Harriet Lawrence. He died in a tragic train accident at Norwalk, Connecticut. “The Salem Gazette mentions it as a remarkable fact in the family history of the late Dr. Peirson, that he and his four brothers, who were all sons his father had by his first wife, have died accidental deaths; viz: two were drowned, when quite young, in Saco River; a third was drowned at sea; a fourth was killed on board the ship Putman of Salem, while manfully defending the ship against the attack of the Malays; and now the last of the brothers has had his life sacrificed to the reckless conduct of railroad operators.”
Peirson, Charles Lawrence (1834-1873) (also spelled Pierson). Born in Boston to Dr. Abel Peirson and Harriet Lawrence. Supervisor of a cotton mill in Fall River, Massachusetts. Peirson may have attended Harvard for a short time but there is no record of him graduating. He married Emily Russell (1844-1908) on Jan. 19, 1874. Charles’ older brother Edward Brooks Peirson (1820-1874) married Catherine Saltonstall (1823-1852) in 1846 (no children).
Peirson, Edward Brooks (1820-1873) Older brother of Charles L. Peirson, son of Dr. Abel Peirson and Harriet Lawrence .Married Catherine Saltonstall (1823-1852) in 1846, Salem, MA. (no children).
Perry, Mrs. Anne Perry’s mother who lived in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Phillips, Margaret “Margie” (1835-1902) Daughter of Rev. John Charles and Harriet (Welch) Phillips of Methuen. Her father was the Pastor in Methuen. Margie may have gone to school with Lizzie Andrews in Hamilton. Edward later mentions time spent horseback riding with Margie and that she was “dreadfully bashful.” Another connection with the Phillips is through Margie’s brother Johnny Phillips, a later Harvard graduate who Edward visits in Andover. At age 22, Margie married Alfred B. Hall in Methuen in 1858.
Phillips, Rev. John Charles (1807-1878) Methuen minister born to the Honorable John Phillips (1770-1823) and Sarah (Walley) (1772-1845). His parents, the Hon John Phillips (1770-1823) was the son of William Phillips (1737-1772) and Margaret (Wendell) (1739-1823), descended from a notable lineage. The Hon. John Phillips graduated Harvard Class of 1788, was president of the Massachusetts State Senate and the first mayor of Boston. His mother Margaret was the eleventh and youngest child of the Hon. Jacob Wendell (1691-1761). John Charles graduated Harvard Class of 1826. Became Colonel of the Boston Regiment and one of the Governor’s Council. Married Sarah Oliver (1696-1782), daughter of Dr. James Oliver of Cambridge and Mercy Bradstreet. Mercy was the daughter of Dr. Samuel and Mercy (Tyng) Bradstreet of Cambridge and granddaughter of Governor Simon Bradstreet by his first wife Anne Bradstreet. Anne was the daughter of Governor Thomas Dudley. John Charles and Sarah had seven children: Margaret Welch 1835; John Charles 1838; Emily Susan 1842; Harriet W. 1845; Merriam W. 1849; Anna Dunn 1850; Caroline Crowninshield 1852.
Phillips, Margaret “Margie” (1835- ) Daughter of Rev. John Charles (1807-1878) and Harriet (Welch) Phillips (of Methuen. Edward mentions time horseback riding with Margie and that she was “dreadfully bashful”. Another connection with the Phillips is through Margie’s brother, Johnny Phillips, a later graduate of Harvard who Edward visits in Andover. At age 22, Margie married Alfred B. Hall in Methuen in 1858.
Pierson - see Peirson
Pollard, Catherine “Kate” (1830- ) Probably Resided in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts in1850. Parents were Otis and Catherine Pollard. Resided in New York in 1852.
Putnam, Clara (1833- ) Student at a boarding school, listed in the U.S. Federal Census with teachers and students in 1850 in Andover, Massachusetts. Became Mrs. Gadsen. (See reference in letter 20 to Poor Billy Y.)
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Ridley, James (1823- ) Born in Ireland. Servant in the household of Joseph Andrews, Salem 1850, along with Bridget Healy, age 21, and Margaret Soley, age 30, both born in Ireland.
Riley, Esq., Theodore W. Agent in New York for Peruvian Guano. Business friend of Edwin Bartlett in New York. “The beautiful residence of Mr. Edwin Bartlett, near Tarrytown, exhibits strong evidence of the fertilizing power of guano upon the poor, unproductive hill sides of Westchester Co. That place, now so luxuriant was noted, a few years ago, as too poor to support grasshoppers. It was the poverty stricken joke of the neighborhood.”
Roberts, Caroline Elizabeth (1835-1896) Born in Salem, daughter of Nehemiah Roberts (1800-1840) and Hannah Ward (Osborne) (1808-1888). Married Henry Clay Leach (1832-1906) on July 30, 1866 in Salem. Had four children. Edward had asked Lizzie to invite her to the Harvard commencement.
Rockwood (Rockwood Castle, Rockwood Estate) - Edwin Bartlett built this 200-acre estate overlooking the Hudson River at Tarrytown, New York. Sold to William Aspinwall for a fraction of its cost. In 1886, William Rockefeller (1841-1922), brother of John D. Rockefeller, purchased it from Aspinwall for $250,000. Accounts vary as to whether he demolished it and used the rock or made extensive renovations. In 1941-1942, John D. Rockefeller did demolish it and deeded the property to his son Laurance. In 1999, Laurance donated the land to the state as part of Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Only the foundation and a gatehouse remain (3.1 miles from Sleepy Hollow, New York).
Saltonstall, Leverett (1825-1895) Born in Salem. Married Rose S. Lee (1835-1903) in 1854. Lizzie’s neighbor in Salem. Harvard Class of 1844. Master of Arts degree and Bachelor of Law Degree in 1847. Collector of Customs for the Port of Boston by the appointment of President Cleveland in 1885-1890. Board of Overseers of Harvard College. Resident member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society from 1856 until his death. Wrote “Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall.” His son Richard saw that the book was printed. Had six children. Died in Newton, Massachusetts. His father, also named Leverett Saltonstall (1783-1845) was the mayor of Salem 1836-1837.
Santos, John Henry “Johnny” (1835- ) Chum and friend of Charlie Peirson. John Henry Santos was born in Salem to John A. and Maria (Monarch). Los Santos married January 29, 1831. (Johnny dropped the use of “Los” in his parent’s name.) The Los Santos also had a daughter named Josephine Augusta on February 13, 1831.
Sargent, George Henry (1828-after1912) Son of Joseph Denny Sargent and Mindwell (Jones). Entered Harvard as a freshman in 1849, remaining there until November 1851. In 1852, he entered Harvard Law School, rooming with his old chum Howe. In 1853, he formed a partnership with his brothers in their hardware business. The business grew to the manufacture of hardware by “Sargent and Co.” at New Haven, Connecticut. His degree was given in 1895 by the pressing request of his classmates. Married Sarah C. Shaw in 1855. Had two sons and a daughter. Both sons were lost in a yachting accident between New Haven and Nantucket in August of 1883. The name of the yacht was “Mystery.”
Sargent, Mrs. Edward’s reference to Mrs. Sargent is presumed to be to the mother of George Henry Sargent, Edward’s classmate at Harvard who also attended the Unitarian Church in NY.
Satterlee, Brevet Brigadier General Richard Sherwood (1796-1880) Born in Fairfield, NY to Major William Satterlee and Hannah Sherwood. Major Satterlee was an officer of Connecticut
troops during Revolutionary War. General Satterlee married Mary S. (Hunt) (1806-1883), sister of a Michigan Supreme Court Justice.
Sedgwick, Miss (1833-1897) Edward’s reference to Miss Sedgwick suggests that she must have been a school mate at Quaboag. All that is known of her from the letters is that she sent a generous valentine from New York to Edward. Possibly Grace Ashburner Sedgwick born 5 Mar 1833 in Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, married Charles Astor Bristed, 20 Aug 1867. Died 9 Feb 1897 in Paris.
Smith, Caroline (Sprague) “Carolyn” or “Cousin Carrie” or “Caddie” (1827-1879) Daughter of Joseph E. Stearns (Sprague) and Sarah Leonard Bartlett, and sister of J.W. Married the Reverend Charles Smith, Jr. and had three children: Edwin, Charles and Caroline.
Sontag, Henriette (1806-1854) German operatic soprano of international renown, appearing in New York in 1852 with Alboni and met with positive acclaim. Previously premiered in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Missa Solemnis. In 1828, she married Count Rossi. Stricken with cholera and died at the age of 48.
Sparks, Jared (1789-1866) Historian, writer, editor, educator, Unitarian Minister and President of Harvard. After graduating from Harvard, Sparks worked as a teacher and editor before becoming minister of the First Independent Church in Baltimore in 1819. While serving as minister, he continued writing and editing, including founding the Unitarian Miscellany and Christian Monitor in 1821. From 1821 until 1823, he served as Chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives. Retiring from the ministry in 1823, Sparks returned to Boston, where he bought and edited The North American Review, founded The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge, and published books on George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. He became McLean Professor of History at Harvard in 1839 and was President of Harvard University 1849-1853, during Edward’s attendance. He regretted having to suspend Edward from Harvard and encouraged him to return. Married Frances Ann (Allen) (-1835) and second Mary Crowninshield (Silsbee) (1809-1887).
Sprague, Augusta Elizabeth (1819-1874) – see Tenney, Augusta Elizabeth (Sprague)
Sprague, Caroline “Caddie” - see Caroline Smith. Lived in Warren.
Sprague, Elizabeth “Eliza” (Bartlett) (1789-1817) Married Lizzie’s uncle, Joseph E. (Stearns) Sprague in 1808. She was the second child of the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White; the second oldest of 15 siblings. She had five children (only one survived childhood) and she died shortly after childbirth at age 28.
Sprague, Elizabeth Maria (1809-1841) Lizzie’s mother. Daughter of Joseph Sprague, Jr. (1771-1833) and Margaret Osgood (1778-bef 1837). Married Gen. Joseph A. Andrews (1808-1869). Had three children: Joseph (1833-1861), Mary Elizabeth (1835-1922) and Laura (1837-1893). Died following an illness contracted on a trip to Missouri. Her sister, Lucretia Osgood (Sprague) Thompson (1812-1839) had died of consumption and Elizabeth went to Missouri to bring her sister’s infant daughter Lucretia Thompson back to Salem to raise with her own family.
Sprague, Harriet Leonard (1822-1884) Daughter of Sarah Leonard (Bartlett) Sprague (2nd wife of Joseph E. Sprague). Joseph White “JW” Sprague’s sister. Married Seth Hall Terry (1818-1884) in 1855. Had three children: Walter Clarke (1858-1860), Seth Sprague (1862-aft 1912) and Grace Bartlett (1864- ).
Sprague, Joseph E. (Stearns) (1782-1852) Son of Dr. William Stearns and Sarah White. Legally changed his name from Joseph E. Stearns to Joseph E. Sprague at age 19. Graduated Harvard Class of 1804. Studied law with the Honorable William Prescott, of Salem. Intimate friend of Judge Story, a very influential leader of the Democratic party in Massachusetts and a friend and correspondent of John Quincy Adams. U.S. Deputy Marshall under President Jefferson. Postmaster of Salem 1815-1829. Representative three years in the Massachusetts State Legislature. Massachusetts State Senator. Member of the Governor’s Council. In 1830, he succeeded his father-in-law, the Honorable Bailey Bartlett, as High Sheriff of Essex County until November 1851. In 1808, married Elizabeth “Eliza” (Bartlett) (1789-1817), daughter of the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Had five children. One lived to adulthood, married and had no children. He married second wife, Sarah Leonard Bartlett in 1819, younger sister to Elizabeth. Had four children. Three lived to adulthood, married and had children.
Sprague, Joseph George (1787-1852) Son of Ebenezer Sprague and Molly Cross. Married Priscilla Gould. Had one daughter. Adopted Lucretia Thompson, infant daughter of Prof. John Thompson and Lucretia Osgood Sprague, after Lizzie’s mother died. (Lizzie’s mother became ill and died following a trip to retrieve baby Lucretia after baby Lucretia’s mother died. Baby Lucretia’s mother, also named Lucretia, was a sister to Lizzie’s mother and Edward’s step mother.) They lived in Salem where Joseph was a bank cashier. Joseph George was a neighbor and relative of Octavius Frothingham.
Sprague, Joseph White (1831-1900) Referred to as “JW” in this book. Edward’s cousin. Graduated Harvard Class of 1852. Son of Joseph E. (Stearns) Sprague and his second wife Sarah. Joseph W. Sprague was a brother to Carrie Smith and Harriet S. Terry. Occupation was civil engineer. Became President of the Ohio Falls Car Co. at Jeffersonville, Indiana. In 1860, resided in Rochester, New York with Maltby Strong, Elisa Strong and Joseph W. Strong. In 1880, U.S. Federal Census listed JW as a boarder and mining superintendent in Nevada City, California. In 1899, he applied for a passport, listing his residence as Louisville, Kentucky and his occupation as retired manufacturer. Never married.
Sprague, Joseph, Jr. (1771-1833) Lizzie and Edward’s grandfather. Harvard Class of 1792. Merchant in Salem. In 1801, married Mary Osgood (1778-bef 1837). Had three sons and eight daughters, including Lizzie’s mother (Elizabeth Maria) and Edward’s stepmother (Augusta Elizabeth).
Sprague, Major Joseph (1739-1808) Lizzie’s great grandfather. Married Sarah White. Had two children: Sarah White Sprague (1764-1844) who married Dr. William Stearns and Joseph Sprague, Jr. (1771-1833) who married Margaret Osgood.
Sprague, Louisa Amelia (Bartlett) (1809-1840) One of 11 daughters of the Honorable Bailey Bartlett of Haverhill and Peggy White. She married Oliver Carlton (1801-1882), as his second wife, on November 27, 1831 in Salem. They had five children. Lived in Salem.
Sprague, Lucretia (Thompson) (1839-1906) Daughter of John Thompson and Lucretia (Sprague). Born in Marion, Missouri. After baby Lucretia’s mother died, Lizzie’s mother went to Missouri to bring her sister’s daughter back to Salem in 1841 to raise her, but was met with her own untimely death, so Lucretia was adopted by Joseph George Sprague and his wife, Priscilla (Gould). Lucretia married Amos Blanchard, Jr.(1831-1908) in Lowell, Massachusetts on November 8, 1865. She was 26 and he was 34. She died of pneumonia on September 13, 1906 in Conway, New Hampshire.
Sprague, Margaret (1813-1860) see Nichols, Margaret (Sprague).
Sprague, Sarah Leonard (Bartlett) (1793-1864) Fifth of 15 children of the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Second wife of Lizzie’s uncle Joseph E. (Stearns) Sprague. Had four children: Harriet Leonard (married Seth Hall Terry); William Jarvis (died as infant); Carolyn Louisa “Carrie” (married Rev. Charles Smith); and Joseph White (referred to as “J.W.” in The Courtship of Lizzie Andrews). Sarah’s sister Eliza was Joseph’s first wife. Joseph married Sarah after her sister Eliza died. Marrying a sister of a deceased wife was not uncommon at the time. Lived in Salem. In 1855, Sarah and her daughter Harriet were living with Oliver Carlton’s family. Her sister Louisa Amelia was married to Oliver Carlton.
Stearns, Carolyn Sprague (1798-1851) Sister to Joseph E. (Stearns) Sprague. Never married.
Stearns, Joseph E. (1782-1851) - see Sprague, Joseph E.
Stearns, Sarah White (1792-1876) Daughter of Dr. William Stearns (1754-1819) and Sarah White Sprague (1764-1844).
Stearns, Dr. William (1754-1819) Graduated Harvard Class of 1776. Studied medicine with Dr. Joshua Brackett of Portsmouth, NH and commenced practice of medicine with Dr. Hall Jackson of Marblehead. He soon relinquished the practice of medicine and, after qualifying himself under the instruction of a chemist in Boston, commenced the business of apothecary and grocer in Salem. Married Sarah White Sprague (1764-1844) 1781. Had 10 children.
Stevens, (Mrs.) Abial. Possibly Abial Stevens in Methuen (1840 U.S. Federal Census) or Abiel Stevens in Andover (1850 U.S. Federal Census.) In 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Abial Stevens of Lawrence was listed as age 70, hat manufacturer living with his wife Abigail age 67, son Frank age 23, clerk. Civil War Draft registration for Abial Stevens states age on July 1, 1861 as 41 and residence as Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Storrow, Charles Storer, Sr. (1809-1904) Edward was to dine at the Storrows in Lawrence. Born in Montreal, Canada. Charles attended private school until 1824, since his father was a Boston merchant who moved his business to Paris, France in 1818. Returned to attend Harvard and graduated in the Class of 1829. Became a civil engineer with Boston & Lowell Railroad in 1832 and engineered its first train on May 27, 1835. Married Lydia Jackson 1836. Had seven children. Was Chief engineer and agent of the Essex Company in 1845. The Essex Company developed the water power at Bodwell’s Falls on the Merrimack River 12 miles downriver from Lowell. Storrow designed the dam, supervised its construction, planned and laid out the streets of the new community called Lawrence and built several of the mills. Elected first mayor of Lawrence in 1853.
Storrow, Charles, Jr. (1841-1927) In 1859, Charles was expelled from Harvard (his sophomore year) for participation in a college brawl. His parents sent him to Stockbridge under the care of a clergyman. He returned to Harvard briefly, leaving again to voyage to India and China where he was shipwrecked in the Straits of Malacca. He then returned to raise his own company of the 44th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and served as its captain in the Civil War. In 1866 he married Martha Robinson Cabot, the daughter of the Lt. Colonel of the 44th Regiment. He next ventured into the oil business and eventually formed a cotton brokerage.
Stowe, Harriet Elisabeth (Beecher) (1811-1896) Born in Litchfield, CT to the Rev. Lyman Beecher (1775-1863) and Roxanna (Foote) Beecher (1775-1816). She was the sixth of eleven children. All seven sons became ministers. Her mother died when she was five. Harriet married Calvin Stowe in 1832. Had seven children. Stowe wrote for fifty-one years. In late 1850, she hid a fugitive slave in her home despite the penalties imposed by the Fugitive Slave Act. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was her bestselling work which appeared in two volumes in 1852.
Taylor, Maj. George (1816-1853) Washed overboard from The San Francisco on the voyage to California. Graduated from West Point in 1837. Taught at the academy. Artilleryman, served in the second Seminole War and fought in the Mexican War. Drowned in the wreck of the steamship San Francisco which was transporting his regiment to California. His wife was also swept from the deck. Monument at Old Smithville Cemetery, Southport, North Carolina.
Tenney, Augusta Elizabeth (Sprague) (1819-1874) Edward’s stepmother and Lizzie’s aunt. Younger sister to Lizzie’s mother Elizabeth Maria Sprague (1809-1841). Born in Salem. Second wife of John Tenney (Edward’s father). Lived in Methuen. Had four children: Margaret (1845-1905) m. Rev. Charles Langdon Mitchell (1845-1905); John (1847-1905) m. Emily Morgan and second Cordelia Marvin; Laura (1849-1922) m. William Hawkes; Augusta (1852-1905) m. Prof. David Young Comstock. After John’s death Augusta moved to Andover and ran a boarding house. She died in Andover, Massachusetts.
Tenney, Augusta Sprague (1852-1905) Fourth child of John Tenney and his second wife, Augusta Elizabeth (Sprague). Married Professor David Young Comstock in 1877. Resided in Andover in 1880 and, in 1900, St. Johnsbury, VT. Had one daughter who married John Bridgman.
Tenney, Edward Jarvis “Ned” (1833-1853) Second child of John Tenney and his first wife, Mary Augusta Bartlett. Born in Methuen. Edward’s mother died in August 1837. Beginning at age 16 between the years 1850 and 1853, Edward wrote 62 letters to Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Andrews, his third cousin. Graduated Harvard Class of 1853, although he was suspended from Harvard, which was duly noted in the class notes. After graduating, at the age of 20, Edward embarked on a voyage as a clerk aboard the steamship San Francisco bound for Valparaiso, Chile and California. His plan was to seek his fortune and return to Massachusetts to marry Lizzie. His was the first death of a member of the Harvard Class of 1853.
Tenney, Elizabeth Sprague “Liz” (1835-1895) Edward’s sister. Third child of John Tenney and his first wife Mary Augusta Bartlett. Attended school in Lawrence. Liz never married and lived to be 60.
Tenney, John (1799-1853) Edward’s father. Graduated from Dartmouth in 1824. Attorney and County Commissioner of Essex County. Served as a Representative and a Senator of the Massachusetts State legislature and was a member of the executive council. Married Mary Augusta Bartlett in 1830. Had four children: Margaret (1831-1839), Edward (1833-1853), Elizabeth (1835-1895) and Mary (1837-1905). Married second wife Augusta Elizabeth Sprague in 1844. Had four children: Margaret (1845-1905), John (1847-1905), Laura (1849-1922) and Augusta (1852-1905).
Tenney, John “Johnny” (1847-1905) Second child of John Tenney and his second wife Augusta Elizabeth (Sprague). Johnny was educated at Andover Academy and went to sea at the age of 14. Returned to the U.S. in 1864 and spent some time in the U.S. Navy. Married Emilie Letitia Morgan (1897-1884) in 1873. Had two children, John Tenney and Ruth Morgan Tenney. Emilie died in 1884 when her children were ages eight and 10. In 1890, John remarried Cornelia Augusta Marvin (1864- ), a doctor’s daughter. Had one daughter. In 1870, he entered the insurance business. In 1900, he lived with his family in Philadelphia and worked in the insurance industry as Manager of the Royal Fire Insurance Company of Liverpool, England, with offices in Philadelphia.
Tenney, Laura Sprague “Lottie” (1849-1922) Third child of John Tenney and his second wife Augusta Elizabeth (Sprague). Married Dr. William H. Hawkes. Lived in Washington, DC. Died in Plainfield, New Jersey. No known children.
Tenney, Margaret Bartlett (1831-1839) First child of John Tenney and his first wife, Mary Augusta (Bartlett). Margaret was born and died in Methuen, Massachusetts at the age of eight.
Tenney, Margaret Bartlett “Margie” or “Maggie” (1845-1905) First child of John Tenney and his second wife Augusta Elizabeth Sprague. Married the Reverend Charles Langdon Mitchell in 1871 who ministered in New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Methuen, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale and the Andover Theological Seminary. They had four children.
Tenney, Mary Augusta (Bartlett) (1804-1837) Edward’s mother. Twelfth child born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to the Honorable Bailey Bartlett and Peggy White. Married John Tenney in 1830 and had four children: Margaret (1831-1839); Edward (1833-1853); Lizzie “Liz” in the story (1835-1895); and Mary (1837-1905). Lived in Methuen. Died the same month she gave birth to her fourth child, Mary Augusta Tenney.
Tenney, Mary Augusta (1837-1905) Fourth child of John Tenney and Mary Augusta Bartlett. Married the Honorable Joseph Sidney Howe in 1859. Had two children. Lived in Methuen.
Terry, Seth Hall (1818-1884) Married Harriet Leonard Sprague (1822-1884), daughter of Joseph E. Stearns and Sarah Leonard (Bartlett). Seth Hall Terry graduated from Union College NY in 1838. He was a lawyer in Troy, NY and Rochester, NY. They had three children: Walter Clark Terry (1858-1860), Seth Sprague Terry (1862-1932) and Grace Bartlett Terry (1864- ).
Thillon, Anna (1819-1903) Born in London. An operatic singing sensation in the United States, based in San Francisco and then New York. The English soprano studied with Bordogni, Tadolini and Claude Thomas Thillon, conductor of the Havre Philharmonic Society whom she later married. Favorite of Auber and created the role of Catarina in his "Les Diamants de la Couronne.” Made rare appearances in the Jullien concerts 1855-1858.
Thompson, Mary L. (1833- ) One of the “Chestnut Street” ladies who lived right next door to Lizzie Andrews. Her father was James W. Thompson, a clergyman. She had five younger siblings in 1850. The Thompsons were living in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1870.
Truffi, Teresa (1825- ) Opera singer. Married May 5, 1850 to Testo Benedetto, opera singer, age 33.
Tufts, Edwin O. (1823-1885) Born in Alstead, NH. Married Ruth Bradstreet (Foster) on Nov. 20, 1852 in Boston. Son of Walter Tufts and Almira (Towne). In 1870, census listed Tufts residing in Boston, dry goods merchant, age 47 wife with Ruth B. age 38 and son Walter B. age 11.
Unitarianism grew out of the congregationally independent churches, which Puritan New England had required. These churches initially followed Calvinistic doctrines, offering no religious choice to their parishioners, but shifted over time lessening the strict doctrines of original sin and predestination. The Puritan revival of the mid-1700s stressed eternal bondage to sin. People who opposed this doctrine, believing in “free human will” and the loving benevolence of God, came to call themselves Unitarians. By 1800, the First Church of Salem had split into four different churches, three of them Unitarian and one of them Congregational. Members of these different churches would become leaders of many social initiatives and reforms in the ensuing decades.
Upham, Charles Wentworth, Jr. (1834-1864) Attended Oliver Carlton’s school in Salem. Graduated Harvard Class of 1852. In 1850, U.S. Federal Census listed Charles as age 20 living with William H. Whittemore’s family in Cambridge. He graduated from Dane Law School. Admitted to the Essex Bar. Set up a law practice in Salem but went abroad until 1857. When he returned, he went to Buffalo. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1857 and by 1859 was a partner of the Honorable S.G. Haven and Samuel Dorsheimer. Married Mr. Haven’s daughter, Mary (1840- ), on June 22, 1859 in Buffalo, Erie, New York. No children. Died at the age of 30 in Buffalo, New York.
Upham, Charles Wentworth, Sr. (1802-1875) Born in Saint John, New Brunswick. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Member and president of the Massachusetts Legislature. Seventh Mayor of Salem in 1852. Twice a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives. On March 29, 1826, Upham married Ann Susan Holmes, sister of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Fifteen children all born in Salem, Massachusetts. Only four lived to adulthood, including Charles Wentworth Upham, Jr. Died Salem, Massachusetts.
Upton, Daniel of Salem. Cannot conclusively confirm which Daniel Upton in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census is the one referenced in Edward’s letters. First we find: Daniel, age 17, clerk, son of Benjamin Upton, Salem, Ward 1; Daniel, age 15, clerk, son of Benjamin Upton, Salem, ward 2. Secondly we find: Daniel Upton, Edward Upton and Francis Upton, children of Benjamin and Eliza Upton, all baptized May 7, 1839 (C.R.4) C.R. 4 East Church. This was the family in Ward 2, Salem. Edward mentions Daniel Upton several times: Daniel came to Salem with Henry Oliver; Daniel attended rehearsal of Musical Fund in Boston with Whittredges, Daniel went to Cambridge for a football game and Daniel writes to Edward to come to Dr. Holyoke’s.
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Van Voast, James (1827-1915) Born New York. Graduated West Point 1852. Survived wreck of the San Francisco. Rescued on the Three Bells. Brigadier General in 1904. Died in Cincinnati at age 88.
Walker, Judith (1826-1914) Lizzie’s stepmother. Born in Maine. Married General Joseph Andrews, his second wife, on Jan. 15, 1857. Had three sons. Left a widow in 1869. The 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Boston, lists Clement age 12, Horace age 10 and Joseph age 7, all attending school. Lizzie lived with her father, stepmother and three half-brothers until she married in 1862, the year her third stepbrother was born. Judith had always taken an active part in various charitable organizations and was president of the South Friendly Society beginning in 1876. In 1886, president of the Woman's Auxiliary conference and, in 1889, president of the National Alliance of Unitarian and Other Liberal Christian Women.
Washington, Major John Marshall (1797-1853) Born in Virginia. Graduate of West Point 1817. Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Served as Governor of New Mexico 1848-1849. Assigned to lead troops from the 3rd Artillery Regiment to California. The steamer San Francisco ran into a storm and on Dec. 24, 1853 he was washed overboard, along with 181 soldiers, and drowned. Findagrave reports middle name ‘Mcrae.”
Watkins, Captain James Thomas (about 1810-1868) Captain of the steamship San Francisco. His father was a sea captain, also named Capt. James Watkins, and was lost at sea by shipwreck while returning to Baltimore from the West Indies. When his mother was dying she gave him and his sister Margaret to the care of her brother, Capt. Thomas Kennedy, formerly a shipmaster out of Baltimore. Capt. Watkins married Ellen Merriken in 1833 in Maryland. They had a son, James Thomas Watkins, born in 1839, and were living in San Francisco in 1860.
Webb, General James Watson (1802-1884) Army 1819-1827. Newspaperman for thirty years and diplomat. Publisher and Editor of the New York Courier (purchased the New York Enquirer in 1829). Webb had been indicted, convicted and sentenced to two years in Sing Sing Prison for acting as a second to Henry Clay in a duel with Tom Marshall. Governor William Seward pardoned him before he went behind bars. Married Laura Virginia Cram in 1849. Served for eight years as the minister to Brazil beginning in 1861.
Webb, Mrs. Stephen P. (1805-1895) Wife of former Salem Mayor Stephen P. Webb. Her name was Hannah Hunt Beckford (Robinson).
Webb, Stephen Palfrey (1804-1879) Born in Salem to Sarah (Putnam) and Stephen Palfrey Webb. Graduated Harvard Class of 1824. Studied law with Hon. John Glen King. Admitted to Essex County Bar. Law practice in Salem. Mayor of Salem 1842 through 1844. Sixth mayor of San Francisco 1854-1855. He was in San Francisco in 1853 and witnessed the violent mobs that ran through the city. Returned to Salem and became mayor of Salem 1860 through 1862. The 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Salem, Ward 3, lists Stephen P. Webb, age 55, occupation Mayor, living in a boarding house with Caroline B. 50, Caroline 16, Mary Fellows 28 and Caroline Fellows 11. Member Unitarian Church in Salem.
Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) Graduated Dartmouth in 1801. U.S. Statesman. Secretary of War under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore. Served as the 14th and 19th Secretary of State. Served in House of Representatives for 10 years representing New Hampshire and in the Senate 19 years representing Massachusetts. Considered one of Senate’s greatest orators. Member of the Senate’s great triumvirate: Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster. Worked to preserve the Union in the years leading up to the Civil War. Supported the Compromise of 1850. Married twice: Grace (Fletcher) Webster (1781-1828), Abigail (Eastman) Webster (1739-1816). Wikipedia lists 2nd wife: Caroline LeRoy Webster. Buried in Winslow Cemetery, Marshfield, Massachusetts. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage, (fall from horse).
Wheeler, David Everett (1805-1870) Son of John Brooks and Hannah (Hills), born in Grafton, Vermont. Preparatory studies were principally at Kimball Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire. After graduating, he passed one year at the Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and then moved to the city of New York where he studied with the Honorable Jonas Platt for two years. Admitted to the Bar in 1830. In 1844, elected a Representative to the State Legislature and a member of the Board of Education of the city of New York. Editor of two periodicals printed in New York City for four years. While a member of the Legislature, he was the author of a Report on the Quarantine Laws and, in 1851, of a Discourse before the Order of United Americans. Married on February 14, 1833 to Elizabeth Jarvis, daughter of the Honorable William Jarvis of Weathersfield, Vermont. Had five children, of whom Everett Pepperell and Mary Hannah, were living in 1852. Elizabeth died on July 27, 1848. David died on May 13, 1870 in New York City.
Whig Political Party. Consisted mostly of wealthy Southerners and eastern Industrialists who favored a national bank and strong national government. It split from the Democrats in 1832 and sent its candidate to the White House twice, once around 1851. Note: Major political parties of the time consisted of Republicans and Federalists. The Federalists were the more conservative party in 1792, compared to the more liberal views of the Republican Party of the time. Between 1872 and 1876, the Republican Party eventually became what we know today as the current Democratic Party. This was when Edward’s Harvard chum William Dorsheimer went from being dismissed from Harvard to becoming a delegate to the Liberal Republican Convention in 1876.
White, Elisabeth (1742-1807) Lizzie’s great grandmother married to Major Joseph Sprague (1739-1808).
Whittemore, Charles (1832- )
Whittemore, William H. (1834-1857) Born in Boston. The 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Cambridge, Massachusetts, lists William H. age 16, student, living with his parents Thomas Jefferson Whittemore age 52 and Susanna (Boardman) age 42. Also listed is Charles W. Upham age 20, student. Charles became a lawyer and was back at home in Salem in 1855. His father was Charles Wentworth Upham. In his senior year, William’s eyesight began to fail. Died of consumption, age 23, at his father’s home in Cambridge in 1857. Unmarried.
Whittredge, Mary C. (1835- ) Edward mentions seeing the Whittredge ladies with Daniel Upton. The 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Salem Ward 4, lists Mary as age 15, with parents Thomas C. Whittredge and Susan L., along with her sister Susan, age 17, and brother Charles, age 8. (see Thomas C. Whittredge)
Whittredge, Susan L. (1833- ) - see Thomas C. Whittredge.
Whittredge, Captain Thomas Cook (1799-1854) Sea captain. Harvard Class of 1818. Resided in Salem. Married Susan Louisa Mead in 1827. Had five daughters and a son.
Wilson, Davies (1830-1905) Edward’s chum at Harvard. Eldest child of Israel and Caroline (Davies) Wilson of Cincinnati, Ohio. His youth involved considerable travel. Summers were spent in Warren County, Massachusetts at his grandfather’s. He “kept school” at Lancaster, Massachusetts during his winter break from Harvard his senior year. In 1853, he was engaged in laying railway from Cincinnati to Cleveland. In 1855, he surveyed the proposed town of Manhattan, Kansas. In 1859, he was admitted to the bar. Held numerous offices in Kansas 1860-1862. In 1861, elected clerk of first Kansas State Senate. In 1862, member of the lower house. In 1863, Aid-de-camp on General Ewing’s staff. In 1865 commissioned Captain in 3rd Brigade of Kansas State Militia. In 1871 married Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen and settled in Cincinnati. His estate presented to the City of Cincinnati was known as “Wilson Common” on Price Hill. He returned to Cambridge in his final years.
Wilson, Carrie (about 1835- ) Sister of Edward’s chum at Harvard, Davies Wilson.
Winder, Brig. General Charles Sidney (1829-1862) Born in Talbot County, MD. Graduated West Point in 850. Survived the wreck of the San Francisco and was praised for “energy and courage”. Rescued aboard the Antarctic. Confederate officer in the American Civil War. Killed at the Battle of Cedar Mountain on Aug. 9, 1862.
Wyse, Maj. Francis Octavius (1811-1893) Graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1837. Rescued aboard the Three Bells following disaster at sea of the San Francisco. His wife, Mary Elza (Pope) Wyse (1834-1925) and child were rescued by the Lucy Thompson or Titan.