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We propose to give in future in each Number of the Register a brief List of Marriages and Deaths, confining ourselves principally to those which occur in the New England States, or among those persons who are of New England origin. We give this quarter a few as a sample. MARRIAGES.

Atwell, Capt. ZACHARIAH, Lynn, a. 67.

He commanded a vessel at the age of 24, ALLEN, Rev. SAMUEL H., of Windsor crossed the Atlantic 70 times, and never

Locks, and JULIA A., daughter of Dr. lost a mast or a man.
William S. Pierson of Windsor, Ct., Briggs, WILLIAM, Esq., Charlestown, N.
Feb. 16.

H., Jan. 27, 1847, a. 74, D. C. 1799. Bush, Rev. Charles P., of Norwich, Ct., Attorney.

and Philippa, daughter of I. Call, Esq., BUCK, Dr. EPHRAIM, JUN., Boston, Feb. Charlestown, Dec. 31, 1846.

13, a. 33. EDMONSTON, DR. EDWARD, of Abington, Clark, Mrs. ELMA H., Fryeburg, Me,

and Miss BeThiA BREWster of Han Feb. 9, wife of Rev. William Clark, son, Dec. 25, 1846.

Gen. Agent A. B. C. F. M. FLETCHER, SAMUEL, Esq., of Andover and Coe, Rev. DANIEL, Winstead, Ct., Jan. 11.

Mrs. Hannah C. Briggs of Dedham, Davis, Hon. Jown, LL. D., Boston, Jan. Feb. 23.

14, a. 86, H. C. 1781, Judge of the Dist. Gardner, Nicholas R., Esq., in the 79th Court U. S. year of his age, and Mrs. ABIGAIL Dawes, Rev. HOWLAND, of Windsor, Atwood in the 66th_year of her age, in Lynn, Y. C. 1835. both of Providence, R. 1. It was the EVELETI, Joseph, Esq., Salem, Feb. 3, a. fifth time he had taken the solemn vow 91. at the hymeneal altar. There were pres: EASTMAN, LUKE, Esq., Lowell, Feb., a. ent his children, his grandchildren, and 57, D. C. 1812. Attorney. his great-grandchildren.

Epson, DR. ALEXANDER, New York, Feb. McKenney, Rev. SABIN, of Poultney, Vt., 13, a. 42, of inflammation of the lungs,

and Elisabeth S., daughter of Dr. Hi known as the " Living Skeleton," and ram Corliss of Union Village, Washing. a brother of the celebrated Calvin Ed. ton Co., N. Y., Jan. 27. Morse, ABIAL, a Revolutionary pensioner, Ellsworth, Timothy, Esq., East Wind

a. 86, and Mrs. Lucy MILLER, a. 43, sor, Ct., Jan. 5, a. 69. Barnard, Vt.

Fisk, John, Esq., Middletown, Ct., Feb. PEARSON, COL. L. T., of Collinsville, and 15, a. 76.

He was Town Clerk fifty Miss JENNETTE M. CADWELL of Hart years, Treasurer twenty-four, and Clerk ford, Ct., Jan. 25.

of the County and Supreme Court about PENNELL, Rev. Lewis, of Weston, and the same time.

Miss Mary C. Sherwood of Green-Ford, Zelotes, M. D., Malden, N. Y., field, Ct., Dec. 30, 1846.

Feb. 13, a. 44, W. C. 1825. He was an Pickering, C. W., Lieut. U. S. N., and Elder in a Presbyterian chh.

Mary P., daughter of John Stevens, Fisher, Ebenezer, JUN., Esq., of conEsq., of Boston.

sumption, Dedham, Jan. 4, a. 58, more UNDERHILL, Henry B., teacher in Qua. than twenty years Cashier of Dedham

boag Seminary, Warren, and HarrietTE Bank T. Fisk of Athol, Feb. 18.

GAIR, SAMUEL STILLMAN, Esq., LiverWASHBURNE, J. W., Esq., of Osage Prai pool, Eng., Feb., son of Rev. Thomas

rie, Arkansas, and Miss SUSAN C. Gair, the fourth pastor of the Baldwin Ridge, a Cherokee, Jan. 27.

Place Chb., Boston. He was connected
in business with the house of Baring,

Brothers & Co.

GAY, Mrs. MARTHA, Medway, Dec. 31,

1846, widow of the late Willard Gay, ABBOT, JACOB, Esq., Farmington, Me., Esq., of Dedham, President of the Bank,

Jan. 21, a. 70. He was the father of the and daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Em. Abbots, whose writings are so generally mons of Franklin. diffused.

George, JOHN, Esq., Georgia, Jan. 27, a. ALEXANDER, QUARTIUS, Hartland, Vt., 30, D. C. 1838. Attorney.

Feb. 28, a. 86, a Revolutionary pen. Gilman, Hon. NATHANIEL, Exeter, N. H., sioner.

Jan. 26, a. 88. He had been a RepresentANDREWS, Mrs. JOANNA, Gloucester, Jan. ative and Senator in Gen. Court and

20, a. 102. She was probably the oldest State Treasurer. person in the State.


a. 75.

a. 87.

GILMAN, Dr. Joseph, Wells, Me., Jan. 4, PEABODY, Hon. STEPHEN, Amherst, N.

He was the eldest son of Rev. H., Jan. 19, a. 64. Attorney. Tristram Gilman of North Yarmouth, Pond, Rev. Enoch, Jr., Bucksport, Me., Me., and had been President of the Dec. 17, 1846, a. 26, B. C., 1838. He was Maine Medical Society, and Dea. of the a son of Rev. Dr. Pond of Theo. Sem'y,

Cong. Chh. for more than thirty years. Bangor, and Colleague Pastor with the GREEN WOOD, FRANCIS W., Cambridge, Rev. Isaac Braman, Cong. chh. George

March 13, a. 21, H. C. 1845, and member town. of the Law School. He was a son of Porter, Mrs. Fidelia Dwight, New the late Rev. F. W. P. Greenwood, D. York, Jan. 22, of apoplexy, a. 76. She D., of Boston.

was the widow of the late Jonathan EdHALLOCK, Mrs., Steubenville, O., March wards Porter, Esq., of Hadley, the daugh

9, wife of Hon. Jeremiah H. Hallock and ter of Timothy and Mary Dwight, a sis. only daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Bas. ter of President Dwight of Yale College, seit of Hebron, Ct.

and a descendant in a direct line from Hassard, Rev.SAMUEL, Great Barrington, Thomas Hooker, the first minister in

Jan. 13, Y. C. 1826, Rector of the Epis. Hartford, Rev. James Pierpont of New copal chh. in that town.

Haven, and the first President Edwards. Hill, Mrs. HANNAH, Ashburnham, March Reed, ELIZABETH I., at the Abbot Semi

1, a. 75, mother of Ex-Gov. Hill of New nary in New York, Jan. 20, a. 16, young. Hampshire.

est daughter of Dr. Alexander Reed of HOLLAND, De. ABRAHAM, Walpole, N. H., New Bedford.

ab. March 1, a. 96, D. C. 1779. It is be- Robbins, Mrs. Priscilla A., Enfield, lieved that no other graduate of the col. Ct., Dec. 24, 1816, a. 63, wife of Rev. F. lege ever lived to so great an age.

L. Robbins. HUNTER, Gen. Sir Martin, Anton's Hill, ROBERTSON, DR. ASHBEL, Wethersfield,

Canada, a. 89. He was the last of the Ct., Feb. 18, a. 60. British officers that survived the battle RocKWELL, DR. ALONZO, Wethersfield, of Bunker Hill.

Ct., Feb. 11, a. 46. JoHonnet, Mas. Oliver, Boston, Jan. 25, Rogers, Rev. Timothy F., Bernardston,

Jan. 28, a. 66. H. C. 1802. KIMBALL, Hon. JESSE, Bradford, Ms., Root, Gen. ERASTUS, Delhi, N. Y., a. 73,

Dec. 19, a. 54. He had been a Senator D. C. 1793, had been a Rep. to Conin Gen. Court, and a Dea. of the Cong. gress and Lieut.-Gov. of New York. He Chh. for more than twenty years.

died at the city of New York, on his MILLER, COL. JONATHAN P., Montpelier, way to Washington, D. C.

Vt., Feb. 17, a. 50. He was well known Safford, DEA. WILLIAM, Salem, Feb. 27, for his services in the Greek Revolution.

a. 91. NEWTON, HUBBARD, Esq., Newport, N. SAWYER, AARON Flint. Esq., Nashua,

H., Feb. 15, a. 67, D. C. 1804. Attorney. N. H., Jan. 4, a. 67, D. C. 1804. Opiórne, Hon. George, Boston, Dec. 1, SEWALL, Mes. ABIGAIL, Boston, a. 80,

1816, a. 82, a merchant. While engaged relict of the late Chief Justice Sewall. in business at Malden he fell and in- SHERBURNE, JONATHAN, Portsmouth, N. stantly expired. He had been a Senator H., Jan. 3, a. 89, D. C. 1776. in General Court, an Alderman of the SPARHAWK, Dr. George, Walpole, N. H., city, four years Cashier of one Bank and a. 99, H. C. 1777. He was one of the ten years President of another.

original members of the New Hampshire OFFLEY, David W., Esq., Smyrna, Asia Medical Society, and the last survivor,

Minor, Nov., 1846, U. S. Consul at that except Dr. Green of Dover, N. H., who is place.

the oldest graduate of Harvard College Olcott, Mrs. CHARLOTTE A., Meriden, still living

La., Nov. 28, 1946, a. 39, wife of Hon. Steele, George Henry, Nov. 15, 1846. Edward R. Olcott, and daughter of the He was son of Jason Steele, Esq., of late Thomas Burns, Esq., of Gilmanton, Chelsea, Vt., D. C. 1845, a member of N. H.

the Dane Law School, H. U., and died PAGE, Mrs. HARRIETTE E., of Houlton, at Cambridge.

Me., Jan. 24, a. 24. She was the wife of STEVENS, DR. MORRILL, St. Johnsbury,
George P. Page, daughter of the late Vt., March 4, brother of Hon. Thaddeus
Judge Thacher of Thomaston, Me., and Stevens of Pennsylvania.
granddaughter of the late Maj. Gen. Vermont, Michael, Shutesbury, Vt.,
Henry Knox.

March 5, a. ab. 100, a Canadian.
PARK, Rev. Calvin, D. D., Stoughton, WwtMAN, DEA. Eleazer, East Bridge.

Jan. 5, a. 72. Dr. Park filled the offices water, Dec. 3, 1816, a. 91. of Tutor and Professor, B. U. about 25 Wulis, Rev. ZEPHANIAH, Kingston, years, and in 1827 he became pastor of March 6, a. 90. H. C. 1778. The last the Cong. chh. in Stoughton.

survivor of his Class.


The Massachusetts State Record and Year Book of General Informution. 1847. Human and mortal although we are, we are nevertheless not mere insulated beings, without relation to the past or future." — DANIEL WEBSTER. Boston : Published by James French, 78 Washington Street. 1847.

This is the first volume of a new work, and is intended to be an Annual. It will aim, “1. To give annually the names of the State, County and Town Officers, and, in connection therewith, to note the objects and results of our State Legislation. 2. To develop the principles of the Institutions of the Commonwealth by giving their objects and results. 3. To set forth the kind and extent of business pursued by the inhabitants, including the learned professions. 4 To represent the social, moral, and physical condition of the people, as connected with their pursuits and recreation. 5. To exhibit the mutual relations of society, and to embody the results of the combined action of all in relation to external objects, with a view to the high destiny of man.”

The plan of the work is copious and judicious, and the due execution of it will require study, labor, and exactness. The present volume, which embraces two hun. dred and eighty pages, is printed on good paper with fair type, and is well bound. It contains a great quantity of matter, interesting and useful, and its historical character will render it none the less so. The editor we doubt not will exert himself to make the work deserving of public patronage.

Biographical Sketches of the Moody Family; embracing notices of ten Ministers and several Laymen, from 1633 to 1812.

Just men they were, and all their study bent

To worship God aright, and know his works
Not hid; nor those things last, which might preserve

Freedom and peace to man." By Charles C. P. Moody. Boston: Published by Samuel G. Drake, No. 56 Cornhill. 1847.

This 12mo volume of 168 pages, besides the introduction, contains a brief account of Rev. Joshua Moody, Portsmouth and Boston; Rev. Samuel Moody, Newcastle, N. H., and Falmouth, Me.; Rev. Samuel Moody, pastor of the First Church in York, Me.; Rev. Joshua Moody, Star Island, N. H.; Rev. Joseph Moody, pastor of the Second Church in York, Me.; Joshua Moody, Esq., Portland, Me.; Dr. Samuel Moody, Portland, Me.; Rev. John Moody, New Market, N. H.; Rev. Amos Moody, Pelham, N. H.; Mr. Enoch Moody, Portland, Me; Dea. Benjamin Moody, Newburyport; Rev. Samuel Moody, Principal of Dummer Academy; Rev. Silas Moody, Arundel, Me.; Mr. Paul Moody, Waltham and Lowell; Stephen Moody, Esq., Gilmanton, N. H.; Joseph Moody, Esq., Kennebunk, Me.; Rev. Eli Moody, Granby, Ms.; and a List of all the Graduates at tbe New England Colleges by the name of Moody, in number 39. The united ages of the seventeen persons noticed in these sketches amount to 1,142 years, averaging 67 years to each – the eldest being 82, and the youngest 50 years. Mr. Will liam Moody the principal progenitor of the name in New England, came, according to the most authentic accounts, from Wales, England, to Ipswich in 1633, and removed to Newbury with the first settlers in 1635. While this work is affectingly serious, some portions of it partake of the character of novelty. No one can read the notices of Rev. Joshua Moody of Portsmouth and Boston, and of " Father Moody," " Handkerchief Moody," and "Master Moody," as they were called, without being deeply interested. We hope the volume will meet with a ready sale, and be perused with spiritual benefit.

A Sermon* delivered at Plymouth on the twenty-second of December, 1846. By Mark Hopkins, D. D., President of Williams College. Boston: Press of T. R. Marvin, 24 Congress Street. 1847.

The text on which this discourse is based is contained in Matt. xxiii.: 8. "And all ye are brethren.”

After the exordium and stating what is indicated in that far-reaching annunciation

* This Discourse makes the forty-ninth discourse or address delivered on these Anniversary occasions.

of the text, And all ye are brethren, the President says, "Columbus sought a passage to the Indies, and God revealed to him the whole rounded inheritance which he created in the beginning, and intended for the use of civilized man. Our Fathers sought for religious freedom, and God led them on to the practical recognition of those princi. ples laid down by Christ in accordance with which alone man can obtain that political and social and moral inheritance of which his nature is evidently capable, and which we believe God intended for him.” The term brethren indicates equality and affection, and these must form the basis of a perfect society. This proposition Dr. Hopkins shows is sanctioned by the Scriptures, and is in accordance with the nature of man. Having proved and illustrated the proposition, he urges upon the descendants of the Puritans to adopt this and this alone as the basis of our institutions, and to carry out this great principle of brotherhood. We conclude the notice of this appropriate and excellent discourse, by quoting the closing address : “And now, my friends, is not the star of hope which we see in this direction, a beautiful star? It is no meteor of a fervid imagination, or of a false philosophy. It is that great idea of a universal Christian brotherhood, pointed out by Christ, not in the text only, but everywhere, as an inher. ent part of his system. This star our Fathers saw, and is it any wonder, that under its inspiration and guidance, they should come across the ocean? Literally they found a landing here, but figuratively, the vessel which they launched is yet upon the deep, the multitude of their descendants is on board, and we too catch glimpses of the same bright star above the troubled waters. It may be that this vessel is not destined to reach the port. We hear moanings of the tempest, and see aspects of the elements which lead us to tremble for her. But where the bright image of this star has once fallen, it can never be effaced. This is our star. To it let the prow of our vessel be turned. Let every man be at his post, never ashamed of the plain rigging of his good ship, but always hearing that voice of duty, and of the God of our Fathers, which will speak above the roar of every tempest; and then if our ship must go down, the will of God be done. But then she will not go down. Then the band which guided the Mayflower, will guide her. Then will there be One on board, as we believe there always has been, who, though he may seem for a time to be asleep in the hinder part of the ship, will yet come, when the winds are loudest, and the waves are highest, and say, Peace, be still.'”

The Connecticut Register : Being an official State Calendar of public officers and institutions in Connecticut, for 1847. By Charles W. Bradley, Jr., clerk in the office of the Secretary of State. " Vineam

transtulisti, ejecisti gentes et plantasti eam. Dux itineris fuisti in conspectu ejus; plantasti radices ejus, et implevit terram. Operuit montes umbra ejus, et arbusta ejus cedros Dei. Extendit, palmites suos usque ad mare, et usque ad flumen propagines ejus.” - Ps. LXXX. Hartford : Published by Brown & Parsons, Corner of Main and Asylum Streets.

This volume of 224 pages 16mo, well printed and bound, for a work of the kind, embraces much more Historical and Statistical matter than is usual in such publications; as the chapter which contains the Annals of Convecticut, the Patent and Charter of the Colony, Indian topographical names till now never extensively collected, list of Colonial officers, and dates of town and court incorporations. The disficulty which has heretofore existed in tracing out genealogies from the records of the Mortuary Courts, is in part obviated by the table of their territorial changes. The author, connected as he was, with the records of the State, possessed peculiar advantages in preparing the work. The Register contains all the above articles in addition to those which have generally been inserted in its predecessors. It is a valuable book, and should be in the hands of every family in the State.

17 We regret that we have not room to notice other interesting publications which we have received. We shall give notices of them in the next number of the Register.

is known; neither are we much better informed as to his parentage, except that his family was of respectable standing and moderate fortunes. He belonged to that class in England called esquires, or gentlemen, composed mostly at that period of the independent landholders of the realm. With the exception, therefore, of a few leading incidents, we are reluctantly obliged to pass over nearly the whole period of Mr. Endecott's lise, previous to his engaging in the enterprise for the settlement of New England. History is almost silent upon the subject, and the tradition of the family has been but imperfectly transmitted and preserved. His letters, the only written productions which are left us, furnish internal evidence that he was a man of liberal education and cultivated mind. There are proofs of his having been, at some period of his life, a surgeon;* yet, as he is always alluded to, in the earliest records of the Massachusetts Company, by the title of Captain, there can be no doubt whatever that at some time previous to bis emigration to this country, he had held a commission in the army; and his subsequently passing ihrough the several military grades to that of Sergeant Major-General of Massachusetts, justifies this conclusion, while the causes which led to this change in his profession cannot now be ascertained.

While a resident in London, he married a lady of an influential family, by the name of Anna Gouer, by whom, it is understood, he had no children. She was cousin to Matthew Cradock, the Governor of the Massachusetts Company in England. If tradition be correct, the circumstances which brought about this connection were similar to those which are related of John Alden and Miles Standish. Some needle-work, wrought by this lady, is still preserved in the Museum of the Salem East India Marine Society. Mr. Endecott was also a brother-in-law of Roger Ludlow, Assistant and Deputy Governor of Massachusetts Colony, in the year 1634, and afterwards famous for the distinguished part he took in the government of Connecticut.

But Mr. Endecoti's highest claim to distinction rests upon the fact that he was an intrepid and successful leader of the Pilgrims, and the earliest pioneer of the Massachusetts settlement under the Patent His name is found enrolled among the very foremost of that noble band, the fathers and founders of New England - those pious and devout men, who, firm in the faith of the gospel, and trusting in

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* The Rev. Mr. Felt has recently found among some papers at the State House, Boston, a bill made out in Gov. Endecott's own band-writing, and presented to the General Court, for the cure of a man committed to his care. He there styles himself" Chirurgeon.”

| Deposited there by C. M. Endicott, Esq., in 1828.

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