Hilliard, Amos Avery - Macoupin County IL
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Generation No. 1

1. AMOS AVERY6 HILLIARD (SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 07 Jul 1770 in Preston, New London, CT, and died 24 Apr 1856 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. He married SARAH HUGGINS 08 Jun 1794 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, daughter of JONATHON HUGGINS and RUHAMAH BROWN. She was born 19 Mar 1775, and died 18 Jul 1856 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About AMOS AVERY HILLIARD: Occupation: Amos spent his boyhood and youth on his father's farm. On reaching his majority he purchased a tract of timber land and at once began the work of clearing and getting the land into a state of cultivation. At first he made his home in a log house, but long More About SARAH HUGGINS: Burial: Cornish, Sullivan, NH
More About AMOS HILLIARD and SARAH HUGGINS: Marriage: 08 Jun 1794, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of AMOS HILLIARD and SARAH HUGGINS are:
2. i. MARY7 HILLIARD, b. 09 Dec 1794, Preston, New London, CT; d. 12 Mar 1862, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
3. ii. SARAH HILLIARD, b. 09 Oct 1797, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 03 Dec 1882, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
4. iii. SOPHIA HILLIARD, b. 24 Mar 1801, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 02 Apr 1900, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
5. iv. AMOS AVERY HILLIARD, b. Bet. 12 - 25 Dec 1802, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 28 Feb 1878, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.
6. v. SUSAN HILLIARD, b. 16 Jan 1805, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 04 Apr 1888, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
    vi. LUCINDA HILLIARD, b. 30 Sep 1808, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 05 Apr 1814, Cornish, Sullivan, NH - While playing with some beans, she accidentally inhaled     one, causing almost instant death..
7. vii. GILBERT HILLIARD, b. 17 Dec 1811, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 07 Jan 1907, Northfield, Franklin, MA.
    viii. (CHILD) HILLIARD, b. 17 Apr 1814, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 17 Apr 1814, Died at the age of 5 hours - Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
     ix. (CHILD) HILLIARD, b. 17 Apr 1814, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 17 Apr 1814, Died at age of 1 hour - Cornish, Sullivan, NH.

Generation No. 2

2. MARY7 HILLIARD (AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 09 Dec 1794 in Preston, New London, CT, and died 12 Mar 1862 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She married JOHN WELD 26 Aug 1811 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. He was born 20 Aug 1785 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 03 Dec 1867 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About JOHN WELD: Occupation: Farmer
More About JOHN WELD and MARY HILLIARD: Marriage: 26 Aug 1811, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of MARY HILLIARD and JOHN WELD are:
    i. HARVEY8 WELD, b. 12 Feb 1812, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 30 Apr 1835, Memphis, Shelby, TN.
8. ii. MARY WELD, b. 08 Feb 1814, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 26 Jun 1874, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
9. iii. ELIZA WELD, b. 15 Jan 1816, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 21 Aug 1884, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
10. iv. GEORGE WASHINGTON WELD, b. 28 Dec 1817, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 08 Mar 1903, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.
11. v. CHESTER FRANKLIN WELD, b. 28 Jan 1820, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 21 Sep 1887, Lowell, Middlesex, MA.
     vi. SOPHRONIA WELD, b. 18 Mar 1822, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 07 Apr 1881, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
12. vii. DEBORAH P. WELD, b. 17 Oct 1824, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Canada.
13. viii. JOHN A. WELD, b. 19 May 1827, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 14 Jun 1875, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.
14. ix. HIRAM MILTON WELD, b. 12 Apr 1831, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 08 May 1901, Claremont, Sullivan, NH.
15. x. HARVEY WELD, b. 17 Feb 1837, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 12 Nov 1903, Chelsea, Suffolk, MA (Soldier's Home).

3. SARAH7 HILLIARD (AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 09 Oct 1797 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 03 Dec 1882 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She married CONSTANT WEBB SMITH 16 Feb 1816 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About CONSTANT SMITH and SARAH HILLIARD: Marriage: 16 Feb 1816, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of SARAH HILLIARD and CONSTANT SMITH are:
16. i. HARRIET L8 SMITH, b. 27 Jul 1817, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 26 Dec 1900, Farmingdale, Long Island, NY.
17. ii. SARAH MELVINA SMITH, b. 18 May 1819, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 04 Mar 1895.
18. iii. AMOS AVERY SMITH, b. 20 May 1821, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 01 Feb 1905, Somerville, Suffolk, Mass.
19. iv. LINA LUCINDA SMITH, b. 26 Jul 1823, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
     v. AARON LELAND SMITH, b. 26 Dec 1824, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; m. JOSEPHINE PICKERING, 05 Nov 1859.
More About AARON SMITH and JOSEPHINE PICKERING: Marriage: 05 Nov 1859
     vi. HARVEY W SMITH, b. 10 Oct 1826, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Died Young.
20. vii. PHILANDER WEBB SMITH, b. 20 Dec 1828, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Aft. 1910, Claremont, Sullivan, NH.
     viii. SUSAN MARIA SMITH, b. 20 Nov 1830, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; m. STILLMAN R WEEDMAN, 24 Nov 1853, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About STILLMAN WEEDMAN and SUSAN SMITH: Marriage: 24 Nov 1853, Cornish, Sullivan, NH
21. ix. ELIZA ANN SMITH, b. 04 Apr 1833, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 19 Jul 1873, Concord, Merrimack, NH.
22.  x. ALFRED MUNROE SMITH, b. 27 May 1835, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.
     xi. WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, b. 04 Dec 1837, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. NC, probably; m. (1) PERSIS N BALDWIN; b. Abt. 1837; m. (2) LAURA ALLEN.
23. xii. SULA A SMITH, b. 27 Feb 1840, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.

4. SOPHIA7 HILLIARD (AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 24 Mar 1801 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 02 Apr 1900 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She married (1) WILLIAM MARTINDALE. She married (2) ASA KIMBALL SMITH 13 Mar 1823 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About ASA SMITH and SOPHIA HILLIARD: Marriage: 13 Mar 1823, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of SOPHIA HILLIARD and ASA SMITH are:
24. i. SARAH ROSETTE8 SMITH, b. 16 Sep 1824, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 02 Sep 1890, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
25. ii. LAFAYETTE H SMITH, b. 01 Mar 1826, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 28 Dec 1894, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.

5. AMOS AVERY7 HILLIARD (AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Bet. 12 - 25 Dec 1802 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 28 Feb 1878 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL. He married (1) CHARLOTTE TOWNE 30 Nov 1837 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL, daughter of JOSEPH TOWNE and SARAH ?. She was born 04 Aug 1802 in Hopkinton, Merrimack, NH, and died 08 Aug 1845 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL. He married (2) HARRIET PERKINS TOWNE 1846. She was born 31 Dec 1797, and died 03 Oct 1872. He married (3) MRS. ABBIE SPRAQUE EVERETT 1873.
More About AMOS AVERY HILLIARD: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL Land: 04 May 1836, Land in Brighton purchased from Stephen Griggs Moved: 1834, Came to Brighton and settled on farm where he was a pioneer fruit-grower. He produced peach cider, apple cider, and vinegar gaining a reputation of excellence in his products 3 Occupation: 1832, Pork packing business which proved unsuccessful Travel: 1832, Moved from NH to Alton, IL More About CHARLOTTE TOWNE: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL
More About AMOS HILLIARD and CHARLOTTE TOWNE: Marriage: 30 Nov 1837, Brighton, Macoupin, IL
More About HARRIET PERKINS TOWNE: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL Wives: She was the widow of Joseph Towne, Charlotte Towne Hilliard's brother More About AMOS HILLIARD and HARRIET TOWNE: Marriage: 1846 More About AMOS HILLIARD and MRS. EVERETT: Marriage: 1873

Children of AMOS HILLIARD and CHARLOTTE TOWNE are:
      i. JOSEPH AMOS8 HILLIARD, b. 1838; d. 27 Dec 1842.
26. ii. GEORGE WELD HILLIARD, b. 01 Nov 1840, Brighton, Macoupin, IL; d. 07 Jul 1928, Brighton, Macoupin, IL after being kicked in the head by a mule.

6. SUSAN7 HILLIARD (AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 16 Jan 1805 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 04 Apr 1888 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She married (1) JOSHUA ATWOOD. She married (2) ALFRED NEVENS 27 Jan 1830 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. He was born 17 Feb 1799 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 03 Nov 1857 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About ALFRED NEVENS: Occupation: A Carpenter and a farmer
More About ALFRED NEVENS and SUSAN HILLIARD: Marriage: 27 Jan 1830, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of SUSAN HILLIARD and ALFRED NEVENS are:
     i. ?8 NEVENS, b. Dec 1833, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Dec 1833, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
     ii. JANE URSALA NEVENS, b. 1835, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 22 Sep 1859, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.

7. GILBERT7 HILLIARD (AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 17 Dec 1811 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 07 Jan 1907 in Northfield, Franklin, MA. He married SOPHIA B PLASTRIDGE 07 Nov 1833 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born 08 Sep 1813 in NH, and died 29 Jan 1878 in Northfield, Franklin, MA.
More About GILBERT HILLIARD: Occupation: As a boy, he assisted in clearing 150 acres on his father's farm and came into ownership of the farm on his father's death. He lived there until 1858, then sold it and came to Northfield Farms. Politics: He was a Democrat Religion: He was a Baptist, but later embraced the Methodist faith. He served as Sunday School Superintendant, class leader, and one of the prominent men of the church.
More About GILBERT HILLIARD and SOPHIA PLASTRIDGE: Marriage: 07 Nov 1833, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of GILBERT HILLIARD and SOPHIA PLASTRIDGE are:
27. i. ELLEN S8 HILLIARD, b. 14 Dec 1835, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Aft. 1920, Northfield, Franklin, MA.
28. ii. SULA L HILLIARD, b. 14 Jul 1839, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 13 Feb 1876, Northfield, Franklin, MA.
     iii. ROSE MOORE HILLIARD, b. 16 Oct 1866, Northfield, Franklin, MA.
More About ROSE MOORE HILLIARD: Military service: The 52nd Mass Volunteers "adopted" her "daughter of the regiment." Namesake: Named after 52nd Mass Volunteers Regiment Chaplain, John F Moore.
29. iv. SARAH J HILLIARD, b. 25 Jan 1841, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Northfield, Franklin, MA.
30. v. FREEMAN AVERY HILLIARD, b. 14 Dec 1843, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Northfield, Franklin, MA.
31. vi. EMMA S HILLIARD, b. 05 May 1845, Cornish,`; d. 16 May 1871, Greenfield, Franklin, MA.
     vii. ALBERT D HILLIARD, b. 04 Jan 1850, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 25 Mar 1850, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
32. viii. ADA E HILLIARD, b. 24 Jun 1852, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Montague, Franklin, MA.

Generation No. 3

8. MARY8 WELD (MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 08 Feb 1814 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 26 Jun 1874 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She married AURIN JOHNSON 09 Nov 1837 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. He was born 21 Jul 1811.
More About AURIN JOHNSON and MARY WELD: Marriage: 09 Nov 1837, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of MARY WELD and AURIN JOHNSON are:
     i. LANGDON O9 JOHNSON, b. 09 Sep 1839; d. March 1866 in Lowell, Middlesex, MA.
33. ii. FREEMAN A JOHNSON, b. 05 May 1846.

9. ELIZA8 WELD (MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 15 Jan 1816 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 21 Aug 1884 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She married LORENZO MORRISON Bef. 1840. He was born Bet. 1807 - 1809 in VT.
More About LORENZO MORRISON: Occupation: Brick mason Residence: Primarily in Claremont, Sullivan, NH
More About LORENZO MORRISON and ELIZA WELD: Marriage: Bef. 1840

Children of ELIZA WELD and LORENZO MORRISON are:
      i. FRANCENA E9 MORRISON, b. Abt. 1840, Claremont, Sullivan, NH.
      ii. HENRYETTA M MORRISON, b. Abt. 1847, Claremont, Sullivan, NH.

10. GEORGE WASHINGTON8 WELD (MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 28 Dec 1817 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 08 Mar 1903 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL. He married NANCY MOORE 13 Oct 1844 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born 17 Apr 1822.
More About GEORGE WASHINGTON WELD: Elected: While in Cornish he was selectman several years. Occupation: Farmer Residence: In March, 1863, they removed to Brighton, IL where they spent the rest of their lives.
More About GEORGE WELD and NANCY MOORE: Marriage: 13 Oct 1844, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of GEORGE WELD and NANCY MOORE are:
      i. ADELAIDE9 WELD, b. 01 Oct 1845, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Brighton, Macoupin, IL; m. JOSEPH C GREELEY, 30 Dec 1880, Brighton, Macoupin, IL; b. 1838, NH.
More About JOSEPH GREELEY and ADELAIDE WELD: Marriage: 30 Dec 1880, Brighton, Macoupin, IL
     ii. JAMES M WELD, b. 27 May 1847, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
     iii. EDISON M WELD, b. 30 May 1850, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
34. iv. EMILY M WELD, b. 23 Aug 1852, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
     v. GEORGE WASHINGTON WELD, b. 26 Aug 1864, Brighton, Macoupin, IL; d. 14 Jul 1865, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.
35. vi. ALICE MINNIE WELD, b. 08 Feb 1868, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.

11. CHESTER FRANKLIN8 WELD (MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 28 Jan 1820 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 21 Sep 1887 in Lowell, Middlesex, MA. He married ANNETTE COOK TENNEY 11 Nov 1845. She was born 02 Oct 1827 in Windsor County, VT.
More About CHESTER WELD and ANNETTE TENNEY: Marriage: 11 Nov 1845

Children of CHESTER WELD and ANNETTE TENNEY are:
      i. FRANK W9 WELD, b. 14 May 1848, Windsor, Windsor, VT; d. 02 Apr 1870, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
36. ii. EDWIN C WELD, b. 23 Mar 1853, Windsor, Windsor, VT; d. 29 Jul 1879, Havana, Cuba.
     iii. ERWIN L WELD, b. 23 Mar 1853, Windsor, Windsor, VT; d. Nov 1899, El Paso, El Paso, TX.

12. DEBORAH P.8 WELD (MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 17 Oct 1824 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died in Canada. She married WILLIAM CARLOS SMITH 15 Apr 1852 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. He was born 08 Mar 1824 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 21 May 1908 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About WILLIAM CARLOS SMITH: Occupation: Farmer
More About WILLIAM SMITH and DEBORAH WELD: Marriage: 15 Apr 1852, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of DEBORAH WELD and WILLIAM SMITH are:
     i. GEORGE C9 SMITH, b. 1860, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 05 Sep 1910, Holyoke, Hampden, MA; m. ? BAGG, 05 Sep 1910; b. Abt. 1860.
More About GEORGE SMITH and ? BAGG: Marriage: 05 Sep 1910
    ii. EDSON L SMITH, b. 27 Apr 1865, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 04 May 1892.
    iii. JENNIE BELL SMITH, b. Cornish, Sullivan, NH; m. FRANK S WESTON, 23 Jun 1883, Cornish, Sullivan, NH. More About FRANK WESTON and JENNIE SMITH: Marriage: 23 Jun 1883, Cornish, Sullivan, NH


13. JOHN A.8 WELD (MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 19 May 1827 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 14 Jun 1875 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL. He married MARIA A SMITH 12 Oct 1853 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born 1835 in Greenbush, MA, and died 1926.
More About JOHN A. WELD: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL Moved: Went west from NH to Brighton, IL in 1867 Occupation: Silver plater
More About JOHN WELD and MARIA SMITH: Marriage: 12 Oct 1853, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of JOHN WELD and MARIA SMITH are:
     i. BELLE9 WELD, b. 1856; d. 1934; m. THOMAS A JONES, 25 Nov 1897, Macoupin County, IL.
More About BELLE WELD: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL
More About THOMAS JONES and BELLE WELD: Marriage: 25 Nov 1897, Macoupin County, IL
    ii. JOHN A. WELD, JR., b. 1858; d. 1926; m. ANNIE STEELE HARRIS, 08 Nov 1887, Madison County, IL.
More About JOHN A. WELD, JR.: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL
More About JOHN WELD and ANNIE HARRIS: Marriage: 08 Nov 1887, Madison County, IL

14. HIRAM MILTON8 WELD (MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 12 Apr 1831 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 08 May 1901 in Claremont, Sullivan, NH. He married (1) ALICE M HAMBLET 03 Oct 1860 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born 20 Apr 1832 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. He married (2) NELLIE M GILLINGHAM 17 Jan 1888 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She died 13 Feb 1890 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About HIRAM WELD and ALICE HAMBLET: Marriage: 03 Oct 1860, Cornish, Sullivan, NH
More About HIRAM WELD and NELLIE GILLINGHAM: Marriage: 17 Jan 1888, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of HIRAM WELD and ALICE HAMBLET are:
      i. LIZZIE A9 WELD, b. 23 Aug 1861, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Calif.; m. ALDEN FARNSWORTH, 06 Mar 1883, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Calif..
More About ALDEN FARNSWORTH and LIZZIE WELD: Marriage: 06 Mar 1883, Cornish, Sullivan, NH
     ii. HATTIE A WELD, b. 11 Jun 1863, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 12 Sep 1889, Calif.; m. WILLIAM D DOW, 08 Jul 1883, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; b. Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Calif..
More About WILLIAM DOW and HATTIE WELD: Marriage: 08 Jul 1883, Cornish, Sullivan, NH 37.
     iii. DANIEL HAMBLET WELD, b. 28 May 1864, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 07 Jul 1919, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
     iv. KATIE WELD, b. 21 Aug 1866, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 09 Sep 1866, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
     v. ADA MAY WELD, b. 08 Jan 1871, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Calif..

15. HARVEY8 WELD (MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 17 Feb 1837 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 12 Nov 1903 in Chelsea, Suffolk, MA (Soldier's Home). He married ISABELLA HORNER 23 Apr 1871. She was born Abt. 1847 in Mass.
More About HARVEY WELD: Occupation: Plumber Residence: Lowell, Middlesex, MA
More About HARVEY WELD and ISABELLA HORNER: Marriage: 23 Apr 1871

Child of HARVEY WELD and ISABELLA HORNER is:
      i. NANCY9 WELD, b. Abt. 1872, Lowell, Middlesex, MA. 16. HARRIET L8 SMITH (SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 Jul 1817 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 26 Dec 1900 in Farmingdale, Long Island, NY. She married ROBERT ATWOOD
26 Nov 1850. He was born Abt. 1804 in NH. 7
More About ROBERT ATWOOD: Occupation: Physician in Wethersfield, Windsor, VT
More About ROBERT ATWOOD and HARRIET SMITH: Marriage: 26 Nov 1850

Children of HARRIET SMITH and ROBERT ATWOOD are:
     i. HATTIE9 ATWOOD, b. Abt. 1853, Wethersfield, Windsor, VT.
     ii. JOHN ATWOOD, b. Abt. 1857, Wethersfield, Windsor, VT.
     iii. SARAH ATWOOD, b. Abt. 1860, Wethersfield, Windsor, VT.

17. SARAH MELVINA8 SMITH (SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 18 May 1819 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 04 Mar 1895. She married LEVI BUNNELL 03 Mar 1848 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. He was born 02 May 1823 in Claremont, Sullivan, NH.
More About LEVI BUNNELL and SARAH SMITH: Marriage: 03 Mar 1848, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of SARAH SMITH and LEVI BUNNELL are:
     i. JENNIE9 BUNNELL, b. Dec 1855, Windsor, Windsor, VT. 38.
     ii. JAMES BUNNELL, b. Mar 1859, Windsor, Windsor, VT.
     iii. ARLAN L BUNNELL, b. Jun 1890.

18. AMOS AVERY8 SMITH (SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 20 May 1821 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 01 Feb 1905 in Somerville, Suffolk, Mass. He married HANNAH R BUNNELL 25 Mar 1849 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born 20 Oct 1820 in Claremont, Sullivan, NH, and died 03 Jul 1897.
More About AMOS SMITH and HANNAH BUNNELL: Marriage: 25 Mar 1849, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Child of AMOS SMITH and HANNAH BUNNELL is:
      i. GEORGE9 SMITH, b. Abt. 1856, Claremont, Sullivan, NH.

19. LINA LUCINDA8 SMITH (SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 26 Jul 1823 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She married IRA B SAVAGE 14 Sep 1859 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. He was born 1813 in NH.
More About IRA SAVAGE and LINA SMITH: Marriage: 14 Sep 1859, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Child of LINA SMITH and IRA SAVAGE is:
     i. MARY9 SAVAGE, b. Abt. 1855. More About MARY SAVAGE: Adoption: Possibly adopted

20. PHILANDER WEBB8 SMITH (SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 20 Dec 1828 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died Aft. 1910 in Claremont, Sullivan, NH. He married ALMIRA S BROWN 25 Jun 1859 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born 13 Dec 1828 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. More About PHILANDER WEBB SMITH: Elected: Selectman in Cornish Occupation: Farmer
More About PHILANDER SMITH and ALMIRA BROWN: Marriage: 25 Jun 1859, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Child of PHILANDER SMITH and ALMIRA BROWN is:
39. i. EUGENE WEBB9 SMITH, b. 01 Jan 1862, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.

21. ELIZA ANN8 SMITH (SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 04 Apr 1833 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 19 Jul 1873 in Concord, Merrimack, NH. She married CHARLES L STONE. He was born Abt. 1827 in NH.

Children of ELIZA SMITH and CHARLES STONE are:
     i. WILLIAM9 STONE, b. Jun 1856, Concord, Merrimack, NH; m. ABBIE E WILSON; b. Sep 1854, VT.
     ii. CHARLES L STONE, b. Abt. 1865, Concord, Merrimack, NH.

22. ALFRED MUNROE8 SMITH (SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 May 1835 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died in Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. He married MARY J HEAGAN 19 Oct 1861 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born Abt. 1839 in Maine. More About ALFRED SMITH and MARY HEAGAN: Marriage: 19 Oct 1861, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of ALFRED SMITH and MARY HEAGAN are:
     i. ADDIE J9 SMITH, b. Abt. 1869, Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.
40. ii. ALFRED C SMITH, b. Apr 1873, Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.

23. SULA A8 SMITH (SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 Feb 1840 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She married WILDER BROWN 21 Jan 1871 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About WILDER BROWN and SULA SMITH: Marriage: 21 Jan 1871, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of SULA SMITH and WILDER BROWN are:
     i. WILDER C9 BROWN, b. Feb 1887, Canada.
     ii. SULA BROWN, b. Oct 1889, NH.
More About SULA BROWN: Residence: She was living in orphan's home in Franklin, Merrimack, NH in 1900

24. SARAH ROSETTE8 SMITH (SOPHIA7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 16 Sep 1824 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 02 Sep 1890 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She married CHARLES SOLGER 21 Aug 1856 in Plymouth, Windsor, VT. He was born Abt. 1827 in Military record states he was born in Canada in 1827 - death record states he was born abt 1820 in Cornish, NH, and died 03 Oct 1875 in Reading, Windsor, VT. More About CHARLES SOLGER and SARAH SMITH: Marriage: 21 Aug 1856, Plymouth, Windsor, VT

Children of SARAH SMITH and CHARLES SOLGER are:
      i. HATTIE S SOLGER, b. 04 Jul 1858, Plymouth, Windsor, VT.
      ii. JENNIE N SOLGER, b. 04 Jul 1860, Cornish, Sullivan, NH.

25. LAFAYETTE H8 SMITH (SOPHIA7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 01 Mar 1826 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 28 Dec 1894 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. He married RUTH EVELINE CHADBOURNE 05 Feb 1854 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born 18 Sep 1829 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 08 Nov 1908 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About LAFAYETTE SMITH and RUTH CHADBOURNE: 9 Marriage: 05 Feb 1854, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of LAFAYETTE SMITH and RUTH CHADBOURNE are:
41. i. WALLACE EATON9 SMITH, b. 06 Oct 1854, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Brighton, Macoupin, IL.
     ii. KATE EVELYN SMITH, b. 08 Dec 1856, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Somerville, Suffolk, MA; m. JOSEPH P BOYCE, 01 May 1890, Northfield, Franklin, MA; b. Brattleboro, VT.
More About JOSEPH BOYCE and KATE SMITH: Marriage: 01 May 1890, Northfield, Franklin, MA
    iii. ALBERT KIMBALL SMITH, b. 18 May 1857, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Springfield, Clark, Ohio; m. ELLA OVER, Bellaire, Belmont, OH.
More About ALBERT KIMBALL SMITH: Education: Graduated Kimball Union Academy - Studied medecine Occupation: A successful physician in Springfield, OH More About ALBERT SMITH and ELLA OVER: Marriage: Bellaire, Belmont, OH
    iv. ARTHUR L SMITH, b. 20 Jun 1859, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Greenfield, Franklin, Mass.; m. LIZZIE E SAFFORD, 01 Aug 1881, Greenfield, Franklin, MA. More About ARTHUR L SMITH: Occupation: An extensive manufacturer of brick. Residence: Resided in Greenfield, MA - no children
More About ARTHUR SMITH and LIZZIE SAFFORD: Marriage: 01 Aug 1881, Greenfield, Franklin, MA

26. GEORGE WELD8 HILLIARD (AMOS AVERY7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 01 Nov 1840 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL, and died 07 Jul 1928 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL after being kicked in the head by a mule. He married CELIA ADELAIDE CHASE 13 Apr 1864 in Macoupin County, IL, daughter of TAYLOR CHASE and EMILY SPALDING. She was born 24 Dec 1844 in Jersey County, IL, and died 21 Apr 1939 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL.
More About GEORGE WELD HILLIARD: Burial: Brighton, Macoupin, IL Education: Attended Shurtleff College, Alton, IL Member: 1872, A member and the first president of the Farmer's Club Occupation: 03 Mar 1909, President of the First National Bank of Brighton
More About CELIA ADELAIDE CHASE: Burial: Brighton, Macoupin, IL Children: After her daughter-in-law, Claribel, died, she went to St. Louis and brought back her granddaughter, Marian, to raise her at the farm in Brighton. Education: Bet. 1860 - 1861, Attended Monticello Seminary in Godfrey, IL Religion: In her youth, an active member of the Baptist Church until it suspended. Then became active in the Presbyterian church in Brighton
More About GEORGE HILLIARD and CELIA CHASE: Marriage: 13 Apr 1864, Macoupin County, IL

Children of GEORGE HILLIARD and CELIA CHASE are:
42. i. CHARLES AVERY9 HILLIARD, b. 24 Dec 1864, Brighton, Macoupin, IL; d. 07 Jun 1950, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.
43. ii. STELLA CHASE HILLIARD, b. 05 Nov 1867, Brighton, Macoupin, IL; d. 29 Dec 1919, Chicago, Cook, IL.
     iii. NIONA ROSE HILLIARD, b. 31 Aug 1875, Brighton, Macoupin, IL; d. 02 Sep 1878, Brighton, Macoupin, IL. More About NIONA ROSE HILLIARD: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL
     iv. NORMAN RAE HILLIARD, b. 31 Aug 1875, Brighton, Macoupin, IL; d. 14 Jul 1876, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.
More About NORMAN RAE HILLIARD: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL
    v. FANNIE LEAH HILLIARD, b. 03 Oct 1880, twin - Brighton, Macoupin, IL; d. 05 Apr 1973, St. Louis, MO.
More About FANNIE LEAH HILLIARD: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL
44. vi. FRANK WYMAN HILLIARD, b. 03 Oct 1880, Twin - Brighton, Macoupin, IL; d. Oct 1967, St. Louis, MO.
45. vii. GLADYS HALCYONE HILLIARD, b. 26 Oct 1890, Brighton, Macoupin, IL; d. 24 Sep 1977, St. Louis, MO.
     viii. ALICE HILLIARD.

27. ELLEN S8 HILLIARD (GILBERT7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 14 Dec 1835 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died Aft. 1920 in Northfield, Franklin, MA. She married FORDYCE HARRINGTON SMITH 23 May 1857. He was born 26 Jun 1832 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died Aft. 1920 in Northfield, Franklin, MA.
More About FORDYCE SMITH and ELLEN HILLIARD: Marriage: 23 May 1857

Children of ELLEN HILLIARD and FORDYCE SMITH are:
46. i. MABEL JANETTE9 SMITH, b. 06 Apr 1858, Mass.
     ii. GILBERT HILLIARD SMITH, b. 09 Oct 1859, Mass; m. JOSEPHINE BADGE, 20 Jul 1880; b. Abt. 1859.
More About GILBERT SMITH and JOSEPHINE BADGE: Marriage: 20 Jul 1880

28. SULA L8 HILLIARD (GILBERT7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 14 Jul 1839 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 13 Feb 1876 in Northfield, Franklin, MA. She married MARSHALL SPRING STERNS 21 Dec 1861 in Northfield, Franklin, MA. He was born 25 Nov 1824 in Northfield, Franklin, MA.
More About MARSHALL SPRING STERNS: Military service: Civil War - 2nd Lt of Co F, 52nd regiment Mass Volunteers,enlistng 11 Oct 1862, discharged Greenfield, Mass 14 Aug 1863. Occupation: Tanner and currier
More About MARSHALL STERNS and SULA HILLIARD: Marriage: 21 Dec 1861, Northfield, Franklin, MA

Children of SULA HILLIARD and MARSHALL STERNS are:
47. i. KATE LANE9 STERNS, b. 25 Aug 1862, Northfield, Franklin, MA.
48. ii. EUNICE LIZZIE STERNS, b. 26 Apr 1864, Northfield, Franklin, MA; d. 18 Apr 1952, Springfield, Hampden, MA.

29. SARAH J8 HILLIARD (GILBERT7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 25 Jan 1841 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died in Northfield, Franklin, MA. She married FREDERICK G MORGAN 01 Jan 1866. He was born Sep 1835 in Mass.
More About FREDERICK MORGAN and SARAH HILLIARD: Marriage: 01 Jan 1866 Child of SARAH HILLIARD and FREDERICK MORGAN is:
     i. CHARLES9 MORGAN, b. Abt. 1867, NH.


30. FREEMAN AVERY8 HILLIARD (GILBERT7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was 11 born 14 Dec 1843 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died in Northfield, Franklin, MA. He married (1) ELLEN A HAYWARD 05 Jun 1833 in Brattleboro, Windham, VT. He married (2) ISADORE WRIGHT 04 Jul 1867. She was born Jan 1848 in Northfield, Franklin, MA, and died 09 Nov 1871 in Northfield, Franklin, MA. He married (3) SARAH M GAINES 06 May 1877 in Brattleboro, Windham, VT. She was born May 1850 in VT.
More About FREEMAN AVERY HILLIARD: Occupation: Farmer on father's farm
More About FREEMAN HILLIARD and ELLEN HAYWARD: Marriage: 05 Jun 1833, Brattleboro, Windham, VT
More About FREEMAN HILLIARD and ISADORE WRIGHT: Marriage: 04 Jul 1867
More About FREEMAN HILLIARD and SARAH GAINES: Marriage: 06 May 1877, Brattleboro, Windham, VT

Children of FREEMAN HILLIARD and ISADORE WRIGHT are:
    i. ?9 HILLIARD, b. 06 May 1869, Northfield, Franklin, MA; d. 08 May 1869, Northfield, Franklin, MA.
    ii. FREDRICK WRIGHT HILLIARD, b. 01 May 1870, Northfield, Franklin, MA.

Child of FREEMAN HILLIARD and SARAH GAINES is:
    iii. EMMA9 HILLIARD, b. Nov 1877.

31. EMMA S8 HILLIARD (GILBERT7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 05 May 1845 in Cornish,`, and died 16 May 1871 in Greenfield, Franklin, MA. She married GEORGE VALENTINE MERRIAM 29 Jun 1866. He was born 04 Jan 1843 in Greenfield, Franklin, MA, and died 06 Jun 1902.
More About GEORGE MERRIAM and EMMA HILLIARD: Marriage: 29 Jun 1866

Child of EMMA HILLIARD and GEORGE MERRIAM is:
     i. FLORENCE9 MERRIAM, b. 11 Feb 1867, Northfield, Franklin, MA; m. JAMES A FORSYTH, 17 Feb 1885.
More About JAMES FORSYTH and FLORENCE MERRIAM: Marriage: 17 Feb 1885

32. ADA E8 HILLIARD (GILBERT7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 24 Jun 1852 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died in Montague, Franklin, MA. She married ELIHU R MORGAN 29 Nov 1871 in Northfield, Franklin, MA. He was born Abt. 1829 in Northfield, Franklin, MA. More About ELIHU MORGAN and ADA HILLIARD: Marriage: 29 Nov 1871, Northfield, Franklin, MA

Child of ADA HILLIARD and ELIHU MORGAN is:
    i. CARL H9 MORGAN, b. Jul 1878, Northfield, Franklin, MA.


Generation No. 4

33. FREEMAN A9 JOHNSON (MARY8 WELD, MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 05 May 1846. He married JENNIE L JOHNSON 12 Sep 1871 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born 26 Feb 1846 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About FREEMAN JOHNSON and JENNIE JOHNSON: Marriage: 12 Sep 1871, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of FREEMAN JOHNSON and JENNIE JOHNSON are:
12 i. ALVAH F10 JOHNSON, b. 26 Jul 1872. 49.
    ii. EBAN M JOHNSON, b. 01 Feb 1874.
    iii. MARY S JOHNSON, b. 14 May 1876.

34. EMILY M9 WELD (GEORGE WASHINGTON8, MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 23 Aug 1852 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She married JOHN M SWEETSER 18 Mar 1879. He was born Aug 1850 in IL.
More About JOHN SWEETSER and EMILY WELD: Marriage: 18 Mar 1879

Child of EMILY WELD and JOHN SWEETSER is:
    i. ALICE A10 SWEETSER, b. Oct 1882, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.

35. ALICE MINNIE9 WELD (GEORGE WASHINGTON8, MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 08 Feb 1868 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL. She married SAMUEL D EDDINGTON 20 Aug 1891 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL. He was born Jun 1854 in IL.
More About SAMUEL EDDINGTON and ALICE WELD: Marriage: 20 Aug 1891, Brighton, Macoupin, IL

Children of ALICE WELD and SAMUEL EDDINGTON are:
     i. RUTH10 EDDINGTON, b. Feb 1892, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.
     ii. GRACE EDDINGTON, b. May 1893, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.
     iii. MARIE EDDINGTON, b. Nov 1895, Brighton, Macoupin, IL.

36. EDWIN C9 WELD (CHESTER FRANKLIN8, MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 23 Mar 1853 in Windsor, Windsor, VT, and died 29 Jul 1879 in Havana, Cuba. He married MARIE ELLA CHARLOCK 20 Apr 1876. She was born 23 Feb 1853, and died 01 Oct 1916 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
More About EDWIN C WELD: Burial: Havana, Cuba Occupation: Was a purcer on the SS Niagara and contacted yellow fever and at the time could not be buried in the US because he contacted it elsewhere.
More About EDWIN WELD and MARIE CHARLOCK: Marriage: 20 Apr 1876

Child of EDWIN WELD and MARIE CHARLOCK is: 50.
    i. CLARENCE WAYLAND10 WELD, b. 09 Dec 1878, New York City, New York County, NY; d. 20 Feb 1934, Greenfield, Franklin, Mass..

37. DANIEL HAMBLET9 WELD (HIRAM MILTON8, MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 28 May 1864 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died 07 Jul 1919 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. He married ELIZABETH M. STURTEVANT 04 Sep 1894 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born 09 Sep 1879 in Hartland, Windsor, VT, and died 1957 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About DANIEL WELD and ELIZABETH STURTEVANT: Marriage: 04 Sep 1894, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Children of DANIEL WELD and ELIZABETH STURTEVANT are:
     i. ADA ALICE10 WELD, b. 30 Dec 1896, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Apr 1976, Claremont, Sullivan, NH; m. EDWARD MCLAUGHLIN; b. 01 Apr 1892, NH; d. Jan 1973, Claremont, Sullivan, NH.
    ii. RUTH MAY WELD, b. 11 Feb 1899, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; m. JOSEPH BROOKS.
    iii. ARTHUR JAMES WELD, b. 31 Oct 1903, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. Feb 1969, Cornish Flat, Sullivan, NH; m. PAULINE BARTLETT; b. 13 Aug 1913; d. Dec 1980, Claremont, Sullivan, NH. 13
   iv. DORIS H WELD, b. 08 Jul 1905, Cornish Flat, Sullivan, NH; m. WILLIAM CAREY.
   v. FLORENCE WELD, b. 21 Mar 1907, Cornish Flat, Sullivan, NH; d. 21 Mar 1907, Cornish Flat, Sullivan, NH.
   vi. DANIEL HIRAM WELD, b. 11 Jul 1908, Cornish Flat, Sullivan, NH; m. RHODA SMITH.
   vii. HOWARD ELWIN WELD, b. 19 Sep 1910, Cornish Flat, Sullivan, NH; d. 01 Mar 1991, NH; m. HELEN SAWYER.
   viii. CARL CEDRIC WELD, b. 28 Aug 1918, Cornish, Sullivan, NH; d. 28 Dec 1996, Claremont, Sullivan, NH; m. ? GORHAM.
More About CARL CEDRIC WELD: Military service: WWII Veteran, European Theatre Occupation: Machinist with Joy Manufacturing Co.
    ix. FRED HEWETT WELD, b. 14 Apr 1865; d. Calif.; m. ?, 25 Dec 1890.
More About FRED WELD and ?: Marriage: 25 Dec 1890 38. JAMES9 BUNNELL (SARAH MELVINA8 SMITH, SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Mar 1859 in Windsor, Windsor, VT. He married ETA M /BUNNELL/ Bef. 1887. She was born Aug 1858 in VT. More About JAMES BUNNELL and ETA /BUNNELL/: Marriage: Bef. 1887

Children of JAMES BUNNELL and ETA /BUNNELL/ are:
51. i. HARRY M10 BUNNELL, b. Oct 1887, Windsor, Windsor, VT.
52. ii. GLADYS T BUNNELL, b. 08 Oct 1892, Windsor, Windsor, VT; d. Dec 1976, Leominster, Worcester, MA in 1920.

39. EUGENE WEBB9 SMITH (PHILANDER WEBB8, SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 01 Jan 1862 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died in Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. He married SOPHIA D GUILD 12 Jun 1890 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About EUGENE SMITH and SOPHIA GUILD: Marriage: 12 Jun 1890, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

Child of EUGENE SMITH and SOPHIA GUILD is:
    i. CONSTANCE10 SMITH, b. 10 Jan 1892; d. 19 Feb 1897.

40. ALFRED C9 SMITH (ALFRED MUNROE8, SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Apr 1873 in Dedham, Norfolk, Mass. He married ALICE V /SMITH/. She was born Abt. 1871 in Mass.

Child of ALFRED SMITH and ALICE /SMITH/ is:
    i. DOROTHY10 SMITH, b. Abt. 1901, Waltham, Middlesex, MA.

41. WALLACE EATON9 SMITH (LAFAYETTE H8, SOPHIA7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 06 Oct 1854 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH, and died in Brighton, Macoupin, IL. He married FANNIE J CLEMENT.

Child of WALLACE SMITH and FANNIE CLEMENT is:
    i. ?10 SMITH. 42. CHARLES AVERY9 HILLIARD (GEORGE WELD8, AMOS AVERY7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 24 Dec 1864 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL, and died 07 Jun 1950 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL. He married CLARIBEL POTTER 15 Jun 1896 in Macoupin County, daughter of ASA POTTER and MARTHA. She was born 1871 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL, and died 1905 in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. 14
More About CHARLES AVERY HILLIARD: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL Divorced: Bef. 1905 Occupation: Farmer and owned First National Bank Building in Brighton
More About CLARIBEL POTTER: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL
More About CHARLES HILLIARD and CLARIBEL POTTER: Marriage: 15 Jun 1896, Macoupin County

Child of CHARLES HILLIARD and CLARIBEL POTTER is:
53. i. MARIAN HELENE10 HILLIARD, b. 04 Jul 1897; d. 1996.

43. STELLA CHASE9 HILLIARD (wedding clipping a must read) (GEORGE WELD8, AMOS AVERY7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 05 Nov 1867 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL, and died 29 Dec 1919 in Chicago, Cook, IL. She married AUGUSTUS ALLEN DAVISON 05 Jun 1895 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL, son of GEORGE DAVISON and HANNAH ALLEN. He was born 26 Nov 1867 in Lemont, Cook, IL, and died 03 Apr 1932 in Evanston, Cook, IL.
More About STELLA CHASE HILLIARD: Burial: 30 Dec 1919, Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL
More About AUGUSTUS ALLEN DAVISON: Burial: 04 Apr 1932, Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL Health: Died from coronary thrombosis Occupation: Auditor/Accountant for Swift & Co, London and Chicago Residence: Born in Lemont and raised in Joliet, IL
More About AUGUSTUS DAVISON and STELLA HILLIARD: Marriage: 05 Jun 1895, Brighton, Macoupin, IL

Children of STELLA HILLIARD and AUGUSTUS DAVISON are:
54. i. DOROTHY STELLA10 DAVISON, b. 23 Apr 1898, Chicago, Cook, IL; d. 03 May 1962, Winnetka, Cook, IL.
    ii. FLORENCE MABEL DAVISON, b. 23 Apr 1898; d. 20 May 1980, Evanston, Cook, IL.
More About FLORENCE MABEL DAVISON: Burial: 1980, Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL Education: 1922, BS from University of IL, Champaign, IL Hobby: Knitting, needlework, reading, and translating books into braille for the Hadley School For The Blind in Winnetka, IL Member: Zonta Club of Evanston, IL, Alpha Phi Sorority, and American and Illinois Library Associations Occupation: Bet. 1924 - 1963, Reference Librarian, Evanston Public Library, Evanston, IL Residence: 1927, 1440 Jarvis Ave., Chicago, IL

44. FRANK WYMAN9 HILLIARD (GEORGE WELD8, AMOS AVERY7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 03 Oct 1880 in Twin - Brighton, Macoupin, IL, and died Oct 1967 in St. Louis, MO. He married (1) MABEL AUGUSTA RICE 1909. She was born 27 Aug 1883 in Blue Island, Cook, IL, and died 10 Jan 1940 in St. Louis, MO. He married (2) EMMA DORTHEA HAHN Aft. 1940, daughter of FRED HAHN and AMELIA LEPOLD. She was born 26 Feb 1888 in St. Louis, MO, and died Aug 1977.
More About FRANK WYMAN HILLIARD: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL Education: 1904, Graduated from University of IL Social Security Number: 1489-12-5634 More About MABEL AUGUSTA RICE: Burial: Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, IL
More About FRANK HILLIARD and MABEL RICE: Marriage: 1909
More About EMMA DORTHEA HAHN: Burial: Louisiana Occupation: 1920, Bookkeeper Social Security Number: 489-5-4990
More About FRANK HILLIARD and EMMA HAHN: Marriage: Aft. 1940

Children of FRANK HILLIARD and MABEL RICE are:
55. i. HELEN ADELE10 HILLIARD, b. 30 Apr 1910, St. Louis, MO; d. 15 Mar 1999, Winnetka, Cook, IL.
     ii. GEORGE INGALLS HILLIARD, b. 08 May 1915, St. Louis, MO; d. 28 May 1987, Burnsville, Dakota County, MN; m. GAIL LUBERTA BALLENGER, 29 Jul 1940; b. 22 Apr 1916; d. 15 Aug 1993, St. Paul, Dakota, MN.
More About GEORGE INGALLS HILLIARD: Social Security Number: 490-12-0026
More About GEORGE HILLIARD and GAIL BALLENGER: Marriage: 29 Jul 1940

45. GLADYS HALCYONE9 HILLIARD (GEORGE WELD8, AMOS AVERY7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 26 Oct 1890 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL, and died 24 Sep 1977 in St. Louis, MO. She married ELVIN RAY GATES 24 Jun 1912 in Brighton, Macoupin, IL - probably. He was born 31 May 1887 in Had a twin sister, and died Nov 1970.
More About GLADYS HALCYONE HILLIARD: Hobby: She was a recognized expert in growing iris plants and developed new varieties of the plant.
More About ELVIN RAY GATES: Military service: In WWII he was an Army Major.
More About ELVIN GATES and GLADYS HILLIARD: Marriage: 24 Jun 1912, Brighton, Macoupin, IL - probably

Children of GLADYS HILLIARD and ELVIN GATES are:
56. i. ELEANOR HILLIARD10 GATES, b. 15 Oct 1913.
     ii. JEAN ELIZABETH GATES, b. 29 Oct 1914, Twin; d. 25 Dec 1998; m. HENRI DELAUZENHEIN, 02 Jun 1948; b. 24 Jun 1910; d. 10 Jul 1998.
More About HENRI DELAUZENHEIN and JEAN GATES: Marriage: 02 Jun 1948
    iii. LOIS VIRGINIA GATES, b. 29 Oct 1914, Twin. 46. MABEL JANETTE9 SMITH (ELLEN S8 HILLIARD, GILBERT7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 06 Apr 1858 in Mass. She married ARTHUR M WILLIS 18 Feb 1885.
More About ARTHUR WILLIS and MABEL SMITH: Marriage: 18 Feb 1885

Child of MABEL SMITH and ARTHUR WILLIS is:
     i. ?10 WILLIS, b. Bef. 1905.

47. KATE LANE9 STERNS (SULA L8 HILLIARD, GILBERT7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 25 Aug 1862 in Northfield, Franklin, MA. She married JAMES LINCOLN HAMMOND 01 Jan 16 1884.
More About JAMES HAMMOND and KATE STERNS: Marriage: 01 Jan 1884

Children of KATE STERNS and JAMES HAMMOND are:
     i. BESSIE LINCOLN10 HAMMOND, b. 28 Jul 1887.
     ii. MURRAY MARSHALL HAMMOND, b. 19 Jul 1890; d. Jan 1963.

48. EUNICE LIZZIE9 STERNS (SULA L8 HILLIARD, GILBERT7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 26 Apr 1864 in Northfield, Franklin, MA, and died 18 Apr 1952 in Springfield, Hampden, MA. She married FRED CHARLES JACKSON. He was born 30 Nov 1859 in Newfane, Windham, VT, and died 20 Apr 1934 in Springfield, Hampden, MA.
More About EUNICE LIZZIE STERNS: Burial: Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, Windham, VT
More About FRED CHARLES JACKSON: Burial: Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, Windham, VT

Child of EUNICE STERNS and FRED JACKSON is:
     i. ETHEL FRANCES10 JACKSON, b. 14 Aug 1893, Rindge, Cheshire, NH; d. 23 Oct 1969, Springfield, Hampden, MA.


Generation No. 5


49. EBAN M10 JOHNSON (FREEMAN A9, MARY8 WELD, MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 01 Feb 1874. He married VONNIE M STERNS 30 Oct 1901 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH. She was born 25 Nov 1875 in Cornish, Sullivan, NH.
More About EBAN M JOHNSON: Elected: Served 4 years as a selectman Occupation: Farmer. Lived with his parents on the old Weld farm.
More About EBAN JOHNSON and VONNIE STERNS: Marriage: 30 Oct 1901, Cornish, Sullivan, NH

50. CLARENCE WAYLAND10 WELD (EDWIN C9, CHESTER FRANKLIN8, MARY7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 09 Dec 1878 in New York City, New York County, NY, and died 20 Feb 1934 in Greenfield, Franklin, Mass.. He married LOTTIE ANGELINE MAUNEY 18 Jul 1901 in Gold Hill, Davidson, NC. She was born 05 Jan 1881 in Gold Hill, Davidson County, NC.
More About CLARENCE WAYLAND WELD: Burial: Gold Hill, Davidson County, NC Occupation: Worked in NY city for a while and settled in Greenfield where he was employed by the Greenfield Tap and Dye Co.
More About CLARENCE WELD and LOTTIE MAUNEY: Marriage: 18 Jul 1901, Gold Hill, Davidson, NC

51. HARRY M10 BUNNELL (JAMES9, SARAH MELVINA8 SMITH, SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Oct 1887 in Windsor, Windsor, VT. He married ALICE G HOOD Oct 1887 in Windsor, Windsor, VT. She was born 03 Apr 1890 in Mass, and died Apr 1972 in Leominster, Worcester, MA in 1920.
More About HARRY M BUNNELL: Residence: Leominster, Worcester, MA in 1920
More About HARRY BUNNELL and ALICE HOOD: Marriage: Oct 1887, Windsor, Windsor, VT

52. GLADYS T10 BUNNELL (JAMES9, SARAH MELVINA8 SMITH, SARAH7 HILLIARD, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 08 Oct 1892 in Windsor, Windsor, VT, and died Dec 1976 in Leominster, Worcester, MA in 1920. She married RALPH A CREED Bef. 1917. He was born Abt. 1886 in Leominster, Worcester, MA in 1920.
More About RALPH CREED and GLADYS BUNNELL: Marriage: Bef. 1917

53. MARIAN HELENE10 HILLIARD (CHARLES AVERY9, GEORGE WELD8, AMOS AVERY7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, 18 JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 04 Jul 1897, and died 1996. She married HAROLD F HEIDEMAN Oct 1919. He was born 09 Mar 1898, and died 05 Nov 1968.
More About MARIAN HELENE HILLIARD: Residence: After her parents divorced, she moved to St. Louis, MO with her mother.
More About HAROLD F HEIDEMAN: Burial: 05 Nov 1968 Nickname: Ike Occupation: A St. Louis, MO aviation pioneer and executive and later the President of the Robertson Aircraft Corp.
More About HAROLD HEIDEMAN and MARIAN HILLIARD: Marriage: Oct 1919


54. DOROTHY STELLA10 DAVISON (STELLA CHASE9 HILLIARD, GEORGE WELD8, AMOS AVERY7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 23 Apr 1898 in Chicago, Cook, IL, and died 03 May 1962 in Winnetka, Cook, IL. She married JOHN KNIGHT WILLY 19 Oct 1935 in Evanston, Cook, IL, son of JOHN WILLY and MARY LAUNDER. He was born 15 Jun 1899 in Chicago, Cook, IL, and died 14 Jan 1965 in Unliversity of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, Cook, IL.
More About DOROTHY STELLA DAVISON: Burial: Memorial Park Mausoleum, Skokie, Cook, IL Donations: Bet. 1941 - 1945, Knitted many things for the American Red Cross during WWII Education: Attended Denison University, Granville, OH Health: Bet. 1958 - 1962, Metastatic breast cancer Hobby: Knitting and needlework Member: Alpha Phi Sorority - founded chapter at the University of IL and was its first President Occupation: Bet. 1930 - 1935, Secretary to the Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Chicago, IL Religion: Raised in the Morgan Park, IL Baptist Church until after marriage when she converted to become an Episcopalian Residence: Bet. 1898 - 1903, 6011 S. Prairie, Chicago, IL
More About JOHN KNIGHT WILLY: Burial: Skokie, Cook, IL Confirmation: 28 Mar 1917, Bishop Griswold, Bishop of Chicago, Christ Church, Chicago, IL (Episcopal) Education: 1922, BA in Industrial Administration, University of IL Health: Died of stomach cancer and cardiac arrest during open heart by-pass surgery Hobby: Photography, fishing, woodworking, gardening Member: Bet. 1925 - 1965, Rotary Club of Chicago, IL, Executives Club of Chicago, IL, and Union League Club of Chicago, IL, American Hotel and Motel Association Military service: 1918, Army - Serial # 5256111 Occupation: 1921, Chemical Laboratory of Iroquois Steel Mill, Chicago, IL Religion: Raised an Episcopalian, belonging Christ Church, Chicago; to Church of the Mediator, Chicago; Christ Church, Winnetka, IL Social Security Number: 319-05-1516
More About JOHN WILLY and DOROTHY DAVISON: Marriage: 19 Oct 1935, Evanston, Cook, IL

55. HELEN ADELE10 HILLIARD (FRANK WYMAN9, GEORGE WELD8, AMOS AVERY7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 30 Apr 1910 in St. Louis, MO, and died 15 Mar 1999 in Winnetka, Cook, IL. She married GEORGE PRESTON KENDALL 30 Sep 1933. He was born Abt. 1910, and died 04 Apr 1990.
More About HELEN ADELE HILLIARD: Social Security Number: 3657-38-7708
More About GEORGE PRESTON KENDALL: Bequests: He left a large estate of 17 1/2 million dollars, most of it to charity. Donations: A large benefactor of the Evanston kCollegiate Institute which was renamed Kendall College in his honor after he donated large sums of money to it. Occupation: President of Washington National Insurance Co, Evanston, IL - founded by his father George R Kendall
More About GEORGE KENDALL and HELEN HILLIARD: Marriage: 30 Sep 1933


56. ELEANOR HILLIARD10 GATES (GLADYS HALCYONE9 HILLIARD, GEORGE WELD8, AMOS AVERY7, AMOS AVERY6, SAMUEL5, JOSHUA4, DAVID3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 15 Oct 1913. She married (1) ROBERT WARREN LAKE 06 Jan 1937. He was born 08 Apr 1912, and died 24 Nov 1956. She married (2) THOMAS PARSONS Apr 1998 in Chesterfield, Missouri.
More About ELEANOR HILLIARD GATES: Residence: 1998, 15201 Olive Blvd., # 471, Chesterfield, MO 63017
More About ROBERT LAKE and ELEANOR GATES: Marriage: 06 Jan 1937
More About THOMAS PARSONS and ELEANOR GATES: Marriage: Apr 1998, Chesterfield, Missouri



Wedding Newspaper Clipping

Mated Amid Roses

Society in Brighton has been on the “qui vive” of late over the approaching wedding of one of our most popular and widely known young ladies, Miss Stella Chase Hilliard, which occurred last evening at the spacious home of the bride’s parents, Mr. And Mrs. Geo. W. Hilliard, two miles east of Brighton.

The groom was Mr. Augustus Allen Davison, whose home is in Joliet, Ills., but occuping a position as agent for the Swift Packing Co. In England, the greater portion of his time is spent in London.  Mr. Davison is a fine appearing gentleman, and during his sojourn of a week in Brighton, previous to the consummation of his marriage, created a most favorable impression of his geniality and sterling worth, and he is undoubtedly worthy of the honor of taking as his life partner one of the fairest and most generally beloved of Brighton’s daughters.

From the time the marriage announcement was made and the invitations sent, there was anticipation of pleasure among the numerous friends of the family invited to be present.  The 5th day of June dawned bright and clear.  Nature apparently did her very best to brighten the nuptials, for all during the day, there was such a plethora of sunshine that involuntarily one recalled with satisfaction the adage, “Happy the bride the sun shines on.”  At the early hour of five o’clock, the conveyances began to line the road to the residence, and continued up to the hour designated for the ceremony to take place, until about 250 guests had arrived and comfortably filled the roomy parlors and hallways adjacent to the reception hall, which was the central point of interest.  In the front part of the hall there were suspended by ropes of white ribbon the wedding bells, and a sphere of white roses which formed the bridal bower.  The decorations which were very profuse were almost entirely of roses.  From the ceiling to the dining tables were ropes of white ribbons entwined with smilax, which idea was also carried out in various rooms.

Romance of the Bridal Party.

The wedding march from “Mendellsohn” was played by Mrs. Leila Brown Fritsche at the entrance of the bridal party which was made just at the twilight hour, 7:30.  First in the party came the ushers Messrs George Davison and Taylor Chase.  Next came the ribbon girls, Misses Mabel Davison and Leah Hilliard, who were dressed alike.  Their costumes were of dotted swiss made in simple girlish style and trimmed with lace and orange ribbon.  The groom followed, attended by his best man, Mr. Charles A. Hilliard, after whom came the bridesmaid, Miss Jessie E. Davison who was attired in a gown of fine white organde trimmed in Valenciennes lace.  Her bouquet was a beautiful one of white rosebuds.  Then followed the bride, who wore an elegant dress of white satin, with chiffon at the throat.  Her only ornament was a lace pin set with pearls which was the gift of the groom.  She carried an elegant bouquet of white bride roses.

At the Bridal Bower.

The ushers having preceded, halted at the bridal bower and stood one up on each side, while the ribbon girls raised the ropes of ribbon for the bride and groom to advance and take their places under the wedding bells, facing the immediate relatives of both families, the grandmother of the bride being seated just in front at the right.

Rev. L. H. Coffman, pastor of the Brighton Baptist Church, then performed the short, ring ceremony in an impressive manner, touching upon the solemnity of the occasion most befittingly.

After congratulations had been showered upon the young couple, wedding cheer in the shape of elegant refreshments were served to the bridal party and guests.

Viewed the Presents.

The many handsome and costly wedding presents were placed in one of the east rooms, and were displayed to the view of the guests.  There was much silver and cut glass, besides numerous other elegant and appropriate gifts.  Among the other noticeable articles were two beautiful gold watches, a ladies’ and gentleman’s, the gift of the groom’s father, Mr. George Davison.  

Those Who Were Present.

Among the guests in attendance at the wedding from a distance were Mr. And Mrs. George Davison, the groom’s parents; George Davison, Jr., Misses Jessie and Mabel Davison, brother and sisters of the groom, all of Joliet Illinois; Herbert W. Allen and wife, of Chicago; Mr. And Mrs. McFadden of Havanna; Mr. Frank Riehl and wife, Alton’ Guy S. Terhune and wife, Chicago; N. Challacombe jr., and wife, Challacombe; J. W. Kitzmiller and wife, Medora; Elmer Whitney and wife, Alton; W. H. Short and wife, Alton; J. W. Hofferkamp and wife, Springfield; Herman Griggs, Peoria; Rev. Flanders, Havana; Mary N. Armstrong, Alton; Corinne Harpham, Havana; Lucius Skinner and sister Miss Gertrude, and Mark Brookings, of Du Quoin; Mrs. Minnie Sanders Beach, Cleveland, Ohio; Miss Mary Kendrick and Miss Major, of Upper Alton; Mr. Harry Payne, Medora; Mrs. H. Robings, Jerseyville, Mrs. W. M. Goodell, Mattoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Davison left on their bridal trip on the late train north at 10:30 o’clock.  They sail for London, England, the latter part of June, at which place they will reside in the future.

Souvenir Sentiment.

The following appropriate lines composed by Mr. Frank C. Riehl of Alton, and handsomely printed in gilt as a souvenir folder, were presented to the guests of the Davison-Hilliard wedding.

“The Coming of the Bride.”

The peace that comes of perfect love
And warms the constant heart,
Be o’er this home and bless this hour
With all its vows impart,
While we are gathered as of old,
Responsive Nature stayed,
When angels wrote the plighted troth,
Of first fond man and maid.

Obedient to the master touch,
The ivory keys proclaim
A happier triumph than was e’er
Achieved on field of fame.
For ne’er was holier circumstance
By music ratified,
Than when the wedding march proclaims
The coming of the bride.
The hopes and fears of other years–
The day-dreams that have sped,
Are vanished like the summer dews
That bowed the lily’s head–
The vague regrets and might-have-beens
That vex the youthful breast,
Are merged in blessed certainty
That that which is, is best.

Florescent sprays of mignonette,
The pansy’s graceful pose,
The drooping branch of bleeding heart
That blushes with the rose,
Are symbolized in yon pure gift
Of Flora’s fairest dower,
That sanctifies this circle with
Its crown of orange flower.
 
And as the clergyman proceeds,
With voice distinct and slow,
To lead the solemn services
That join for weal or woe,
The loftiest pledge that language e’er
Has turned to human skill,

Twice spoken, seals the compact with
The glad response, “I will.”
Amen!; We greet the bride and groom,
And wish them with the flow
Of life’s fleet tide, a peaceful cruise,
Inspired as we go
To draw the portieres of our hearts
About this live-lit scene,
And pray, “God bless them thro’ the course
Of years that intervene.”



My Mayflower connection is as follows:
William Mullins -- passenger on the Mayflower
daughter Priscilla Mullins m John Alden
daughter Elizabeth Alden m William Pabodie
daughter Sarah Pabodie m John Coe
daughter Elizabeth Coe m Edward Burgess
daughter Esther Burgess m Joshua Hilliard
son Samuel Hilliard m Phoebe Yarrington
son Amos Avery Hilliard m Sarah Huggins
son Amos Avery Hilliard m Charlotte Towne
son George Weld Hilliard m Celia Adelaide Chase
daughter Stella Chase Hilliard m Augustus Allen Davison
daughter Dorothy Stella Davison m John Knight Willy

Dorothy and Knight were my parents.

My whole family history is now in the permanent collection of the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL.
I haven't been down to see it yet, but they told me they were going to have it bound and put in their collection.




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