The previous installment of this article (NEXUS 9:24-28)
treated four generations of female descendants of a seventeenth-century
matron, Lydia (___) Scottow, wife of Capt. Joshua Scottow of Boston and
Scarborough, Maine. This last part will explore fifth-generation
daughters and name their children and children-in-law. The traditional
genealogy drops daughters as they marry and assume other surnames; a
man, no matter how prominent, who “daughters out” (is survived only by
females) is seldom the subject of a major printed genealogy. Matrilineal
progenies, by contrast, encompass large numbers of surnames - at least
one each per married subject and often reveal much wider socio-economic
and cultural patterns than their agnate counterparts. As in the first
section of this article, daughters are treated while sons are not;
asterisks denote daughters known to have had daughters in their turn.
Some of these matrilineal lines may extend to the present.
author has no known Scottow ancestors, and has undertaken little
further research except among descendants of Rebecca Scottow (1652-1715),
wife of Rev. Benjamin Blackman, whose older brother John (d. 1662) was
the author’s ancestor. While compiling a Blackman genealogy, I noticed
that descendants of two daughtered-out generations of this family made
frequent use of “Lydia” and “Rebecca,” in some cases probably into the
Elizabeth Barrett5 (Elizabeth
Wadsworth4, Elizabeth Savage3, Elizabeth
Scottow2, Lydia1), b. prob. Boston 26
Jan. 17451/6?1, d. poss. Boston 29 May 1783 (Register 42:263;
m. Concord, Mass. 11 Dec. 1762 Capt. Thomas Theodore Bliss,
b. Concord 21 May 1745, d. Cambridge (also rec. Concord) 1 Sept. 1802.
son of Rev. Daniel and Phebe (Walker) Bliss; his sister, Phebe (Bliss)
Emerson, was the paternal grandmother of Ralph Waldo Emerson. “On the
first campaign into Canada he was taken prisoner by the English at Three
Rivers with all his company, and was retained a prisoner during the
war, confined a part of the time in the vaults of the old Trinity Church
at New York City. He was not released until the British fortes
evacuated New York after the peace” (A. T. Bliss, Genealogy of the
Bliss Family in America, vol. . henceforth Bliss], 114, which
gives dau. Phebe’s birthplace  as Brimfield, Mass., but the family
is not in published VRs or town histories). T. T. Bliss is called “[of]
Boston” in the Mass. Archives, which places his capture 20 May 1776, at
“the Cedars”; a council warrant was issued 3 April 1780 “in favor of
Elizabeth Bliss, wife of said Bliss, for support of herself and family
during her husband’s captivity” (Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the
Rev. War, vol. , 191). Capt. Bliss m. (2) Boston 25 June 1789
Huldah Delano, who d. Concord 16 Oct. 1828.
Children, b. prob.
Boston, Concord or Brimfield:
Theodore Bliss (1766-1831),
b. poss. Boston, d. Bloomingdale, N.Y., a Capt. in merchant service,
based at Philadelphia; m. prob. Bristol, England 18 July 1793 SarahJones (d. 1834); Thomas Bliss
(1767-1839), b. Boston, d. prob. Boston in June 1792 PriscillaHowe (b. 1768), dau. of Dr. Daniel & Sarah
(Bancroft) Howe; Eliza Bliss, “m. a
Mr. Goff of Maine” (Bliss, 114; “Mr. Goff” was
not found in the large Goff mss. Coll. at NEHGS); *Phebe Bliss
(1774-1845), d. poss. Boston (bur. Mt. Auburn Cem., Watertown, Mass.),
m. Boston 1 Jan. 1797 Capt. William Cunningham, Jr. (1773-1810),
a captain in the China trade, son of William & Mary (Moore)
Cunningham of Boston (for their children see Register 55:
424); Ann/Hannah Bliss, “m. a Mr. McIntosh
of Maine, (ibid.); the marriage is mentioned but “Mr. McIntosh”
not placed in W. H. McIntosh, Genealogical Records of McIntosh
Families in the United States and Canada, vol.4 (1984), 39.
Barrett5, b. prob. Boston 13 March 1747[/8?], d.
Royalston, Mass. 15 Feb. 1783, of puerperal fever; m. (rec. Royalston)
26 Oct. 1769 Rev. Joseph Lee, b. Concord 12 May 1742/3,
d. Royalston 16 Feb. 1819, son of Rev. Joseph and Lucy (Jones) Lee of
Concord; he grad. Harvard in 1765.
Children, rec. Royalston (VRs;
William Lee, John Leigh and His Descendants [1888, hereafter Leigh],
A dau (b, d 1771); Joseph Lee
(1773-1861), d. prob. Bucksport, Maine, a merchant of Orland, “District
of Maine,” in Templeton, Mass. 16 Oct. 1800 Priscilla Sparhawk
(1777-1863), dau. of Rev. Ebenezer & Naomi (Hill) Sparhawk; Samuel
Lee (1775-77); Sarah Lee (b., d. 1777), perhaps d. of the dysentery that
took about 8% of the town’s population that year; Samuel Lee
(1779-1870), d. Templeton, of Buckstown, Hancock Co., Maine, m.
Templeton 26 June 1804 Elizabeth Sparhawk (1782-1874),
sister of Priscilla above; a dau., d. Royalston 18 Dec.
“1782” (sic in VRs, but Leigh, 195, gives 1781); Sarah
B[arrett?] Lee (b, d. 1783)
b. prob. Concord, Mass. 13 May 1752, d. Cambridge 2 Aug. 1823; m. prob.
Concord ca. 1776 Samuel Bartlett, Esq., b. ca. 1750,
d. Cambridge 29 Sept. 1821, son of Roger and Ann (Hurd) Bartlett (Levi
Bartlett, Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Bartlett
Family in England and America 118761, 94); a silversmith, he removed
to Cambridge ca. 1795 after his election as Middlesex Co. register of
deeds, an office he held until death (L. R. Paige, .History of
Cambridge, Mass. 1630-1877 [1877, repr. 1986, henceforth Paige,
Children, b. Concord (but most not rec.) or
Cambridge (Paine, 485; VRs):
Samuel Bartlett (no
further data given in Paige); *Mary Bartlett
(ca. 1777-1859), d. Salem, Mass. (Mass. VRs 129:176), m.
Cambridge 28 April 1799 (int. Dracut, 11 Feb.) Willard Buttrick,
Jr. (1772-1849) of Dracut, Mass. (d. Bedford, Mass.), son of
Willard & Esther (Blood) Buttrick of Concord (R. P. Butrick, Butrick,
Butterick, Buttrick in the U.S.A. , 28-29); John
Bartlett (1782-83), a twin, d. Concord; John Bartlett (1784-1849),
Harvard 1805, minister at Second Ch, Marblehead, m. poss. Halifax, N.
S. in May 1811 Rebecca De Blois (1778-1858), dau. of
George & Sarah (DeBlois) De Blois (Register 67:15);
Elizabeth Bartlett (ca. 1788-1873), d. Cambridge, unm.;
Benjamin Dixon Bartlett (ca. 1789-1853), Harvard 1810, a
physician in Bath, Maine and Lowell, Mass., d. Cambridge; m. Bath by 22
July 1815 (Columbian Centinel, hereafter CC) (int. Concord
12 May) Eleanor Shaw of Phippsburg, Maine; Susan
Bartlett (ca. 1790-1875), d. Cambridge, ae. 85, unm.; Joanna
Bartlett (“Isannah” in Cambridge VRs 2463) (ca
1793-1837), of dropsy, unm.; Lydia Bartlett (ca.
1794-96); Joseph Bartlett (bp., d. 1799), both d.
 Lydia Austin5 (Lydia
Waldo4, Faith Savage3, Elizabeth Scottow2,
Lydia1), b. Charlestown, Mass. 16 Nov. 1762, d. Beverly,
Mass. 16 Nov. 1828; m. Charlestown 25 June 1799, as second wife, WilliamBurley, b. Ipswich, Mass. 2 Jan. 1751, d. Beverly 16
Dec. 1822, son of Andrew and Hannah (Burnham) (Cogswell) Burley of
Ipswich (Charles Burley, “Notes for Revision of the Burley Genealogy,”
mss. 118941, n. pg.).
Children, b. Beverly:
[Austin] Burley (1800-02), d. Beverly; Edward Burley (1802-91)
(Mass. VRs 418:304), d. Beverly; m. there 5 Aug. 1833 Harriet
Lincoln (1810-91) (Mass. VRs 418:300), dau. of Hawkes
& Mary (Howe) Lincoln of Hingham and Boston.
Austin5, bp. Charlestown, Mass. 5 April 1767, poss. the
“Mrs. Elizabeth Brown” who d. Boston, “ae. 35” (CC, 14 Dec. 1803;
the death date [10 April 1826, ae. 59] given in Waldo, 1:166, as
that of Elizabeth (Austin) Brown is appar. that of Elizabeth
[Russell] [Stevens] Brown, dau. of Capt. Richard Russell and wid. of
William W. Stevens [obit., CC, 15 April]); our Elizabeth Austin
m. Boston 19 March 1789 John Brown,
poss. b. Boston 4 Aug. 1762, son of John and Elizabeth (___) Brown, or
bp. there 10 July 1763, son of another John and Sarah (___) (Tanner)
Brown; he was living Boston 7 Jan. 1801.
Children, rec. Second
John Brown6, bp.
1790; Daniel Austin Brown, bp.1792; Elizabeth
Brown, bp. 1793; Mary Callander Brown, bp.
1797; William Brown, bp. 1799; George Brown,
Rebecca Holmes5 (Rebecca
Goodwill4, Rebecca Blackman3, Rebecca
Scottow2,Lydia1), b. Boston 22 Jan. 1748/9,
d. Lynn, Mass. 2 Sept. 1788; m. Boston 25 May 1768 WilliamFowle, bp. Marblehead, Mass. 5 Feb. 1745/6, d. in
summer 1795, son of Jacob and Mary (Rowland) Fowle and a 1764 Harvard
grad. (Fowle, 72-74). “After his marriage he entered business
with his father-in-law, a wealthy distiller. He retired from Holmes
& Fowle after he received his share of his father’s estate and
thereafter lived the life of a country gentleman” (ibid., 72), but
with some financial trouble. William m. (2) Lynn 13 Nov. 1791 Mary
Bartlett (1756-1821), dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Robie) Bartlett, who
herself m. (2) Ebenezer Graves; that son-in-law Giles Alexander was
appointed guardian of the minor Fowle ch. 10 June 1800, the date
of admm. of the est. of their maternal grandmother Rebecca (Goodwill)
Holmes, suggests the ch. may have lived at least some of the time with
Children, b. Boston or Marblehead, most bp. New North
Rebecca Holmes Fowle6
(bp. 1770-appar. dy.); Nathaniel Holmes Fowle
(1771-dy.); Nathaniel Holmes Fowle (1775-dy.); Susanna
Fowle (1776-1863), d. Alexandria, Va.; m. Boston (as second
wife) 2 April 1798 Giles Alexander (1750-1816), son of
Giles & Mary Alexander of Wilmington, Mass. (s.p.); div.
prob. by 31 May 1809 when Giles m. (3) Catherine Knapp. Susannah tem. to
Virginia and resumed her maiden name; William Fowle
(1778-dy.); Lydia Holmes Fowle (1779-1851), d.
Alexandria, unm.; [Nathaniel] Holmes Fowle (1781-1820),
d. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a merchant, unm.; WilliamFowle (1783-1860), d. Alexandria; m. in Virginia 30
April 1807 Esther Dashiell Taylor (ca. 1790-1861), dau.
of George & Esther (Dashiell) Taylor of Washington, D.C. A grand
dau. of William & Esther was Ellen Fowle (1853-1933), dau. of
George Dashiell & Sarah Ellen (Hooe) Fowle and wife of Gen.
Fitzhugh Lee, CSA. (1835-1905), nephew of Gen. Robert E Lee.
Holmes5, b. Boston 17 July 1758, d. Medford, Mass. 28
March 1807; m. Boston 9 Aug. 1782 John Bishop,
Jr., a distiller, b. Medford 20 Nov. 1755, d. there 8
Feb. 1833, son of John and Abigail (Tufts) Bishop, and a second cousin
of President John Quincy Adams. John Bishop bought from bro.-in-law
William Fowle the latter’s father’s farm in Lynn, Mass., for £600 in
1785, and in 1786 recovered money and property from him (Fowle, 72). The
Bishops are buried in a tomb on the north side of the old graveyard at
Children, rec. Medford:
Holmes Bishop6 (1785-181)7), d. of consumption (Medford
VRs, 339); *Lydia Bishop (ca. 1784 [bp.
1786]-1805, ae. 21:6 [rec. Medford]); m. there 1 March 1804 Nehemiah
Parsons of Boston (1773-poss. 1848), a merchant, son of
Nehemiah & Susannah (Ellery) Parsons of Gloucester; he m. (2)
Newburyport (int.) 10 March 1810 Anne Quincy Thaxter. Lydia
Emeline Parsons, only child of Nehemiah & Lydia, was
bp. Medford 12 Sept. 1805; John Bishop (1787-1830), d.
Medford; Nathaniel Holmes Bishop (ca. 1789-1850), d.
Medford; m. there 21 Oct. 1824 Mary Smith Farrar (1806-81),
dau. of Dr. Judson & Mary (Smith) Farrar of Peterborough, N. H.
Among their ch. was Heber Reginald Bishop(1840-1902), later of Cuba & N.Y. City, sugar tycoon and
benefactor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to which he gave a large
Oriental collection. He was prob. one of the few descendants of Lydia
(___) Scottow to have hosted the future King Edward VII (D. L. Smith, Genealogy
of Reginald Bishop , n. pg., intro.); Eliza Bishop
(b., d. 1791); William Bishop (1793-1812), d. Medford.
Mary Darrell5 (Mary Goodwill4, Rebecca
Blackman3, Rebecca Scottow2, Lydia1),
b. prob. Boston ca. 1751-2, d. Middletown Point, N.J. in March 1788, in
her 36th year (F. B. Dexter, Biographical Sketches of the Graduates
of Yale College [hereafter Dexter, vol. 2 , 728-29); m.
Stonington 23 Feb. 1777 Dr. Thomas Barber, b. Georgia
in late 1741, d. Middletown Point by 23 March 1805, ae. 64 (obit., CC),
son of Rev. Jonathan and Sarah Noyes) Barber of Groton, Conn., and a
1762 Yale grad. In his 1786 will Mary’s stepfather Rev. Nathaniel Eells
numbered Thomas Dorrell and “Mary Barber” among “my children,” to each
of whom he left 10s. (Stonington Probate #1200). Dr. Barber, who
m. (2) Middletown 25 June 1792 Nancy Edwards (Gen. Mag. of N.J. [hereafter
GMNJ 36:43), referred to son Jonathan and dau. Maria in
his 1801 will as “my said two children,” implying that others had not
survived (N.J. Archives, First Set. 39:28). Mary (Darrell)
Barber left “a son and a daughter. The son studied medicine with his
father, and began to practice, but was carried off early by consumption;
the daughter also died early” (Dexter, 729; although see below).
Children, b. Middletown, N.J. (GMNJ 32:20, 23):
Eells Barber6 (1779-prob. d. y.); Jonathan
Barber (1781-after 1811), poss. the Jonathan Barber of
Woolwich, Gloucester Co., N.J. whose inv. was filed 13 Feb. 1815 (N.J.
Archives, First Ser. 42:24). In 1810 Jonathan’s sister Maria
authorized executors C. P. Vanderhoef and Matthew Vanbrakel, at their
discretion, to give to her bro. Jonathan “(if ever he should reform and
become a sober and temperate man for two years) the  legacy
they hold in trust for him” (N.J. Archives, First Set. 41 
26-27); (poss.. Mary’s dau.) Maria Barber,
d. between 3 Aug. 1810 and 2 Jan. 1811 (ibid.); (poss. Mary's dart.)
a dau. (Maria left Jonathan ”the gold ring that
was my grandfather’s [and] the one that has my mother’s, brother’s and
sister’s hair in it” (ibid., italics mine).
Eells5 (Mary Goodwill4, Rebecca Blackman3,
Rebecca Scottow2, Lydia1), b. Stonington,
Conn. 8 Aug. 1754, d. Newport, RI. 29 Jan. 1794; m. Stonington 9 Dec.
1773 Henry Hunter of Newport. For a
letter she wrote half-bro. Rev. John Eells (son of Rev. Eells’s first
wife, Mercy Cushing) describing their father’s last days, see Eells 1:41-42.
Henry Hunter served as a vestryman at Trinity Church (Episcopal),
Children, bp. Stonington First Ch. (during Rev. N.
Fells’s lifetime) or Trinity Ch., Newport
(bp. 1776), Stonington; Andrew Hunter (bp. 1782),
Stonington; prob. m. Newport 10 Sept. 1815 Mary Smith Scott
(1798-1883), dau. of John Cookson & Martha (English) Scott of
Newport (one dau. was Rebecca E[ells?]Hunter [1822-87]); see G. B. Roberts, ed., English
Origins of New England Families from NEHGR, Second Ser. (1985),
3:109, 117; Francis Hunter (bp. 1784), Stonington; Nathaniel
Eells Hunter (b. 1787), Newport; a Nathaniel Hunter of Newport
d. at N.Y. City by 28 April 1820 (RI. American, that date J. A.
Arnold, Vital Record of RI. 18:510); Rebecca Hunter,
bp. Newport 8 Sept. 1790.
Lydia Eells5, b.
Stonington, Conn. 3 Dec. 1755, d. Boston ca. 6 Nov. 1790; m. Stonington
(int. Boston 27 Aug.) 18 Sept. 1783, as second wife (of four), JedediahParker, b. Boston 18 Nov. 1737, d. there 21 Aug. 1826,
son of Caleb and Mary (Adams) Parker, and a 1757 Harvard grad.
Jedediah, a merchant, was a member of New North Church; his family lived
for many years in a three-story brick house in Unity Street. He had m.
(1) prob. Boston in Sept. 1772 Rebecca Robbins, and later m. (both
Boston) (3) 24 Oct. 1793 Hannah Bothwick and (4) 29 Nov. 1801 Susan
Bradshaw. Children, b. prob. Boston:
A son (Eells,
1:71); Mary Adams Parker6
(ca. 1786-1878), d. Boston, ae. 92:4 (Mass. VRs 303:280), m.
Boston by 9 July 1806 (CC) Thomas Knox Emery (1784-1815),
silversmith, son of Stephen & Ann (Knox) Emery (A.G. Parker, Parker
in America , 109).
Hannah Eells5, b.
Stonington 14 Sept. 1760, d. there 6 Jan. 1805; m. Stonington 9
Nov. 1780 Samuel Palmer, b. there 18 June 1758, d.
there 9 April l&36, son of James and Hannah (Chesebrough) Palmer.
Samuel, Hannah, and many of their fam. are bur. in Hinckley-Palmer Cem.,
Stonington. Samuel inherited his father’s house at the foot of Hinckley
Hill, and m. (2) Stonington after 30 Sept. 1805 Elizabeth (Smith)
Fanning (1763-1840), dau. of Oliver and Mary (Shepard) Smith and widow
of Nathaniel Fanning. Children, b. Stonington (H W. Palmer, “Palmer
Families in America” [tss. at NEHGS (MSS 297), ca. 1953], vol. 2, pt.
2,808-18, Mass. VR.s, Barbour Coll.):
(1781-prob. 1869), d. Litchfield, Conn.; m. Canaan, Conn. 22 Dec. 1819 Ada
Sophia Brewer (1799-1862), dau. of Walter & Lucy (Hubbard)
Brewer of Tolland, Conn. (div.); may have m. (2) Goshen, Conn. 15 Nov.
1846 Temperance Chevalier; Lucy Palmer (1783-1833), d.
Stonington, unm.; Samuel Palmer (1785-1852), d. Goshen,
Conn., m. (1) prob. Goshen by ca. 1820 Julia Pooler,
dau. of Septimus & Bridget Matilda (Palmer) Pooler; (2) Goshen 8 May
1839 Eunice Beach (b. 1799), dau. of Julius &
Eunice (Oviatt) Beach; James Palmer (1787-91), d.
Stonington; Joseph Palmer (a twin) (1789-1838), d.
Lenox, Mass., m. ca. 1815-20 Desire W. Hewitt (1791-1854)
(Mass. VRs 84:32), dau. of Rufus & Martha (Wheeler) Hewitt
of Stonington (she m. (2) ___ Curtis, prob. Elias Curtiss [1788-1882] of
Sheffield, Mass.); Benjamin E Palmer (a twin) (1789-1871),
d. Brooklyn, Conn., m. (1) Brooklyn 24 Nov. 1812 Susan Spalding
(1792-18513), dau. of William & Amanda (Cady) Spalding, (2) Electa
----- (ca 1804-after 9 July 1872); Franklin Palmer
(1792-1807), drowned Pawcatuck River, Stonington, Betsey Palmer
(1794-after 1832), unm.; James Hobart Palmer (b.
1797), went to sea in privateer brig General Armstrong (War of
1812), never returned; *Maria Palmer (1799-prob. by
1819-20); m. Rowland Stanton (1795-1886), son of Peleg
& Lydia (Hewitt) Stanton, *Emily/Emilia Palmer
(1803-76) (“Cornelia” in R. A. Wheeler, History of Stonington, Conn. ,
519), d. prob. Stonington, m. there 12 Nov. 1832 Benjamin F.
Pendleton (1801-42), son of Lebbeus & Lucretia (Pendleton)
Pendleton (E. H. Pendleton, Brian Pendleton and His Descendants ,301).
Elizabeth Eells5, b. Stonington 25 July 1762;
“late of Stonington,” d. Derby, Conn. 31 Oct. 1812 (Derby VRs, Barbour
Coll.); m. Stonington 25 May 1783 William Sheffield,
b. there 1 Feb. 1757, d. there 26 May 1809, son of Isaac, Jr. and
Freelove (Pendleton) Sheffield. Children, b. Stonington (First Ch. rec.;
Barbour and Hale Coils., Conn. State Lib.):
Sheffield6 (1785-1849 or 1852), d. New Haven or
Stonington, m. by ca. 1816 Keziah Gillette (d. 1818) (Hale
Coll.; DAR Lineage Book 45:250), may have m. again; Nathaniel
Sheffield (1787-91), drowned Stonington; Sylvester
Sheffield (1790-1802), d. Stonington; Nathaniel Eells
Sheffield (bp. 1791); Joshua Sheffield
(1793-94); Joseph Sheffield (ca. 1795-98); Lucyanna
Sheffield (1797-1864), bur. Stonington (Mystic Pioneer, 10
Dec. 1864, p. 829), unm.
Lydia Clough5 (Lydia
Goodwill4, Rebecca Blackman3, Rebecca Scottow2,Lydia1),
b. Boston 15 Jan. 1745/6 (“a Minor ag’d about eight years” on 29 March
1754, Suffolk Probate #10716), d. Newburyport, Mass. 29 July
1801; m. Boston 13 Oct. 1768 Capt Wyatt St. Barbe, a
mariner, of Marblehead and Newburyport, b. ca. 1738, d. Newbury-port 14
Nov. 1811, ae. 73. During the Revolution Capt. St. Barbe commanded the
brig Betty, and in 1784, as master of the Cercs, conveyed
Thomas Jefferson to France (Register 61 : 220-21). The St.
Barbes are bur. St. Paul’s churchyard, Newburyport. Children, b.
Marblehead or Newburyport:
*Lydia St. Barbe6
(1772-1832), bp. Marblehead, d. Boston, m. (1) Newburyport 19 March
1795 Nicholas Tracy (1773-1811), son of Capt Nicholas
& Miriam (Titcomb) Tracy of Newburyport; (2) (int.) Newburyport 9
Sept. 1821 John Muzzey, Esq. of Portland, Maine (1751-1823),
son of Benjamin & Abigail (Weeks) Muzzy. Of Lydia’s four daus. Eleanor
St. Barbe Tracy (1799-1889) m. Joseph Eustis of Boston and
was the mother of NEHGS officer William Tracy Eustis (1822-1906, a
matrilineal descendant of Lydia (___) Scottow), for whom see Register
69 (1907): 219-221, which also outlines this descent; Wyatt
St Barbe (1770-1805), bp. Marblehead, d. Newburyport; Elizabeth
St. Barbe (bp., d. 1778), bur. St Paul’s (Episcopal)
Sarah Downe5 (Elizabeth
Goodwill4, Rebecca Blackman3, Rebecca Scottow2,
Lydia1), b. 28 March 1759, d. Santo 
Domingo by 8 Sept. 1792 (her CC obit. gives Mrs. Sarah de
Vermonnet as dau. of “the late Capt. Samuel Downe, of Boston”) [lndex
of Obituaries in Boston Newspapers, 1704-1795, vol. 2 , 305);
m. Brattle Square Church 2 July 1778 John [de] Vermonnet
(“Bermoune” in Boston VRs, ch. rec.; “Vermoune” on int.), who was
living 16 March 1795 at Alexandria, Va. (Catalog of Manuscripts at
the Mass. Hist. Ser., vol. 7, 327). Against the name of John
“Vermunt” of Ward 7, Boston, in a tax abatement list of 18 June
1782 was written “Remov’d with his Family to west Indies (Register 146:180);
but see son’s baptism below. An assertion in J. A. Downs, William
Downe of Boston, Mass. and Some of His Descendants (1979-81), that
the “Betiunnes” settled in Vermont (p.7) is from confusion with John’s
actual surname. Child, bp. Brattle Square Church, Boston:
de Vermonnet6, bp. 2 July 1786.
Lynde5 (Mary Bowles4, Lydia Checkley3,
Mary Scottow2, Lydia1), b. Salem,
Mass. 5 Jan. 1733, d. Salem 29 Dec. 1807; m. Salem 28 May 1752 Andrew
Oliver, Jr., b. Boston 13 Nov. 1731, d. Salem 4 Dec. 1799, son
of Lt. Col. Andrew and Mary (Fitch) Oliver; he grad. Harvard 1749. He
was a judge of the supreme court, wrote on comets, lightning, and other
scientific subjects, corresponded with Sir William Herschel (discoverer
of Uranus), and helped to found the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences. Of Mrs. Oliver, diarist Rev. Dr. William Bentley of Salem
considered that “Madam was of real piety, but not of that mind which
could have rendered her a fit companion for her Husband who took a high
rank in American literature. She was feeble, limited in her enquiries,
and a century too late in her manners” (Sibley 12:461).
Children, b. Boston and Salem (Register 19:104; VRs; Andrew
Oliver, Faces of a Family ):
(b. d. 1754); b. Boston, d. Salem; (Rev.) Thomas Fitch Oliver
(1757-1797), Harvard 1775, d. Baltimore (rec. Salem), m. Salem 7 June
1778 Sarah Pynchon (1757-1832), dau.
of William & Catherine (Sewall) Pynchon. Among their four ch. was Mary
Lynde Fitch Oliver (178 1-1805), first wife of jurist Joseph
Story (1779-1845); Dr. Benjamin Lynde Oliver (1760-1835),
b. Boston, d. Salem, unm.; Andrew Oliver (bp., d.
1761); Andrew Oliver (b. 1763), b. Salem; Daniel
Oliver (1765-86), d. “on his passage from Boston to London, in
the brig Mary” (Salem Mercury of 3 March 1787);
Peter Oliver (1767-1831), d. Salem, unm.
Lydia Lynde5(Mary Bowles4, Lydia Checkley3, Mary
Scottow2, Lydia1), b. Salem 14 Nov.
1741, d. Boston 25 Sept. 1798; m. (rec. Boston) 30 Sept. 1766 Rev.
William Walter, a Church of England minister, b. Roxbury 7
Oct. 1737, d. Boston 5 Dec. 1800, son of Rev. Nathaniel and Rebecca
(Abbot) Walter, a great-grandson of Rev. Increase Mather, and a 1756
Harvard grad. (Sibley’s Harvard Grads. 14:111-21). “This
long and happy marriage nearly had a premature conclusion, for when
[Lydia] was seven months pregnant with their first child, she and her
husband were blown off a Salem wharf by the wind but were fished out
unharmed” (ibid., 112). A loyalist, Rev. Walter served as rector
of three Trinity Churches (in Boston, New York City, and Shelburne, N.
S.); and of Christ Church, Boston. An ardent Mason, he was known for his
great charm and loved by many who did not share his politics.
most b. Boston (ibid., 120; Register 8 : chart
facing p. 209; CC, Mass. VRs):
(1767-1844), d. Boston; m. (1) prob. Shelburne, N. S. 23 Feb. 1791 Maria
Van Buskirk (ca. 1771-96), dau. of Col. Abraham & Jane (Dey)
Van Buskirk of Bergen Co., N.J. and Shelburne NS. Shoemaker, Van
Buskirk: A Legacy from New Amsterdam, vol. 2 , 1081); (2)
N.Y. City 5 June 1798 Ann Minshull (1773-1853), dau. of
John & Mary Minshull of N.Y. (Mass. VRs 77:90). Thomas
Walter (b. 1769-d.y.); William Walter, Jr. (1771-1814),
a merchant, m. Boston 23 April 1794 Sarah Bicker (ca.
1774-1811); Thomas Walter (1772-1803), d. in Jamaica,
unm.; Mary “Polly” Lynde Walter (1773-1847), d.
Ipswich, Mass., m. Boston 28 Nov. 1797 Dr. Nathaniel Smith
(ca. 1770-1823) (no ch.); *Harriet Tyng Walter (1776-1847),
b. Shelburne, d. prob. Boston, m. Boston 4 Jan. 1804 John Odin,
Jr. (1774-1854), son of John & Esther (Kettell) Odin of
Charlestown (Register 12 :223-4, for their ch. also); Arthur
Maynard Walter (1780-1807), b. prob. N.Y. City, d. Boston,
unm. Harvard 1798.
SOURCES (General and Additional)
General: Boston VRs in A Report of the Record
Commissioners, vols. 9, 24, 28, 30 (1883, 1894, 1898, 1903, the
first two repr. in vol. 1978, last two repr. in 2 vols. 1977); published
Mass. town VRs.; Sibley’s Harvard Grads., 16 vols. (1873-1975);
Barbour (NEHGS, etc.) & Hale (Conn. State Lib.) Colls. (civic &
gravestone nm, mp.) for Conn.; marriage and death abstracts from Colombian
Centinel 1784-1840 (tss., NEHGS). Lynn Betlock of Old South Meeting
House, Boston, kindly sent material on the Scottows at Old South John
W. Scam told me about the plaque still marking “Scottows Dock,” now
behind the Bostonian Hotel near Faneuil Hall.
for Scottow: Dictionary of National Biography 17 (1909):1053
gives wrong dates for Capt Scottow . For pedigrees of the Skottowe
family of Co. Norfolk, to which he was prob. related, see Norfolk
Genealogy 13:153-56. Notes & Queries 162(1932):284
mentions an earlier “Josha,” son of Richard Skottowe, bp. St. John
Maddermarket, Norwich “10?” April 1593. The IGI for London and counties
of East Anglia lists no Scottow with w. Thomasine and ch. Thomas, Joshua
& Rebecca “Old Joshua Scottow, who came over with his parents
during the great emigration, wrote [that] ‘A letter then from New
England...was Venerated as a Sacred Script, or as the Writing of some
Holy Prophet, ‘twas carded many Miles, where divers came to hear it”’ (Coll.
Mass. Hist. Soc. iv, 293, quoted by SE. Morison in Builders of
the Bay Colony , 382). Joshua’s wife Lydia prob. also came
from such a Puritan background.
Although Joshua and Lydia (___)
Scottow “daughtered out,” Joshua’s bro. Thomas (1612-61) left two daus.
and a son, John Scottow (1644-78), who by wife Rebecca (___) had sons
whose agnate descendants may still survive; not surprisingly, this
family used “Joshua” several times. Scottows of Co. Norfolk also
migrated to South Carolina. Joshua Scottow’s great-niece, Rebecca Winsor
(dau. of Joshua & Sarah (___) Winsor and granddau. of Robert &
Rebecca [Scottow] Winsor of Boston), m. Thomas Leverett (1674-1706) “the
barber,” younger bro. of Harvard College president John Leverett (see A
Memoir…of Sir John Leverett... (1856), 150, chart facing 193).
Helen Otto, co-editor of NEXUS, is preparing a genealogy of
descendants of Rev. Adam and Jane (___) Blackman of Stratford, Conn.