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PAGE, or PAIGE, Nathaniel,^1 was in Roxbury in 1686. He is thought to have been brother of Nicholas of Boston, 1665, who came from Plymouth, Eng. Gov. Joseph Dudley appointed Nathaniel^1 sheriff of Suffolk County. He bought land of George Grimes, and settled in Billerica (now Bedford) in 1688. (See Homestead.) [*1] He m. Joanna, and d. “12-02-92” (Apr. 12, 1692). Ch. h Nathaniel,^2 b. about 1679. Elizabeth, m. John Simpkins of Boston. Sarah, m. Samuel Hill, James,^2 d. young. h Christopher,^2 b. 1690-1.

Nathaniel Page^1 left will, dated April 11, 1692, approved May 9, 1692. Some of the items from the inventory are:

”Iron work belonging to the saw-mill, £3 02s.; 3 horses, £8; 24 sheep and lambs, £7; 9 milch cows, £20; 6 oxen, £22; 40 bush. corn, £4; farm buildings and all lands in Billerica, £225; a servant man, £15; a farm of 200 acres at Dedham, £30; a farm at Squabauge and Worcester, £10.”

Nathaniel,^2 son of Nathaniel,^1 b. in England, and came to New England when about 14 years old. He m. Nov. 6, 1701, Susannah Lane, who d. 1746; m. 2d, 1748, Mary Grimes. He d. 1755. (See epitaph.) [*2] Ch. h Nathaniel,^3 b. Sept. 4, 1702. h John,^3 b. Oct. 11, 1704. h Christopher,^3 b. July 16, 1707. Susannah, b. April 29, 1711, m. Samuel Bridge of Lexington, d. 1735. Joanna, b. 1714, m. Josiah Fassett.

Christopher,^2 son of Nathaniel,^1 m. Joanna ——, who d. Oct. 27, 1719; m. 2d, May 23, 1720, Elizabeth, dau. of Dea. George Reed of Woburn. He d. in Hardwick, Mar. 10, 1774; she d. 1786. Ch. Joanna, b. Aug. 10, 1717, m. Benjamin Farley. Christopher,^3 b. June 11, 1721, m. Rebecca Haskell. William,^3 b. May 2, 1723, m. Mercy Aiken. He d. Feb. 14, 1790; she d. Feb. 19, 1823, aged 102 years. George,^3 b. June 17, 1725, m. Rosilla Whitcomb, d. 1781. Timothy,^3 b. May 24. 1727, m. Mary Foster of Rochester. He d. Aug. 26, 1791; she d. July 21, 1825, aged 93 years. His son, Timothy, was the father of Rev. L. R. Paige, the historian of Cambridge. [^1][*3] Jonas,^3 b. Sept. 19, 1729. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 3, 1731. Lucy, b. Feb. 22, 1733-4, m. Seth Lincoln of Newton. There were born in Hardwick, Nathaniel,^3 b. May 12, 1736, d. Jan. 6, 1816. John,^3 b. July 6, 1738, d. April 14, 1811. Elizabeth, b. June 7, 1743, m. Solomon Green of Leicester.

Nathaniel,^3 son of Nathaniel,^2 m. Hannah Blanchard. She d. 1763; he d. 1779. Ch, h Thomas,^4 b. May 5, 1733. Hannah, b. May 15, 1736, m. Jonas French. h William,^4 b. Feb. 19, 1737-8. h David,^4 b. April 4, 1740. Susanna, b. Jan. 22, 1742, d. Jan. 26, 1772. Abigail, b. Sept. 5, 1745, m. Bowman Brown.

John,^3 son of Nathaniel,^2 m. Dec. 31, 1730, Rebecca Wheeler, who d. July 12, 1755; m. 2d, Jan. 15, 1756, Amittai Fassett, who d. Dec. 25, 1771; m. 3d, June 3, 1773,


Rachel, widow of Joseph Fitch. He d. Feb. 18, 1782; she d. Jan. 26, 1801. Ch. John,^4 b. Sept. 2, 1733, settled in Hardwick, founded a numerous family, and d. Oct. 31, 1789. James,^4 b. May 12, 1735, d. 1817 in Hardwick. h Ebenezer,^4 b. June 3, 1737. Susanna, d. young. h Timothy,^4 b. June 11, 1741. h Nathaniel,^4 b. June 20, 1742. Rebecca, b. Aug. 23, 1743, m. Solomon Cutler of Rindge, N.H. Mary, d. young. Joanna, b. June 15, 1746, m. Samuel Reed of Woburn. Sarah, b. June 8, 1747, m. Josiah Beard. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 3, 1748, m. Micha Reed. [*4] Susanna, b. June 12, 1750, m. Amos Haggitt of Concord. Samuel,^4 b. Aug. 1, 1751, lived in New Hampshire. Mary, d. an infant.

John Page^3 was a man of great stature, and was in the battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill. He aided in capturing six regulars in Lexington, April 19, 1775.

Christopher,^3 son of Nathaniel,^2 m. 1742, Mrs. Susannah (Whitmore) Webber of Medford, dau. of John Whitmore. He d. Nov. 11, 1786; she d. July 20, 1792. Ch. Christopher,^4 b. Oct. 29, 1743, m. Lydia Jaquith; m. 2d, Mrs. Minot. Had no issue. He was at Concord fight. Mary, b. Feb. 20, 1746-7, m. Dea. Nathan Reed of Lexington. Four ch. d. young (see epitaphs). [*2]

The deaths of children in this family, and also in the Whitmore family connected with it, were from the epidemic, thus described:

“The amazing rapidity with which it spread through the country resembled more a storm agitating the atmosphere than the natural progress of disease. . . . Almost a whole city or town or neighborhood became affected with its influence in a few days.” [*5]

Thomas,^4 son of Nathaniel,^3 m. Jan. 1, 1756, Anna Merriam. He d. July 31, 1809; she d. July 10, 1810.

She gave by will a silver flagon to the church that cost $140; also the foundation of the “Page and Hartwell Fund.”

William,^4 son of Nathaniel,^3 m. Dec. 8, 1763, Patte Hill. He d. Feb. 10, 1812; she d. April 14, 1809.

He gave the first hearse to the town, and made public bequests. His residence was near the Concord line.

David,^4 son of Nathaniel,^3 known as “King David,” because of his lordly manner and adherence to the Continental costume, m. Abigail Jones. [*6] He d. Jan. 11, 1819. Ch. David,^5 b. Feb. 7, 1767. Hannah, b. Mar. 11, 1773.

Ebenezer,^4 son of John,^3 m. Feb. 21, 1760, Dorothy Pollard, widow of Joseph Fassett, who d. Feb. 6, 1779; m. 2d, Dec. 4, 1781, Susannah Simonds of Woburn. He d. June 19, 1784. Ch. Anna, b. Sept. 29, 1760, m. Benjamin Lane. Rebekah, b. June 9, 1763, m. Jonathan Wilson; m. 2d, William Porter. Ebenezer,^5 b. Mar. 30, 1765. h John,^5 b. Feb. 8, 1767. Dolly, Moses, and Lucy, d. young. Molly, b. July 24, 1774. h Joshua,^5 b. Jan. 18, 1779. By 2d wife, h William,^5 b. Mar. 19, 1783. h Moses,^5 b. Oct. 9, 1784. Lucy (not recorded), m. Matthew Hayward of Boxboro. (See Hayward family.) [*7]

Timothy,^4 son of John,^3 m. Margaret Wellington, d. Oct. 25, 1776. She m. 2d, Asa Fassett, d. Oct. 25, 1804. Ch. Joseph W.^5 b. May 16, 1767. Dorcas, b. April 22, 1775, m. James Wright.

Timothy Page^4 was in the war of the Revolution from the opening scene until his death at the battle of White Plains, N.Y. (See military section.) [*8]

Nathaniel,^4 son of John,^3 a Minute Man of Bedford, m. Dec. 15, 1774, Sarah, dau. of James Brown. He d. July, 1819; she d. Aug. 22, 1839. Ch. h Nathaniel,^5 b. Oct. 25,

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1775. Sarah, b. May 22, 1777, m. Samuel Randall, h Timothy,^5 b. Jan. 29, 1779. h John^5 and Benjamin,^5 twins, b. Mar. 3, 1781. Christopher^5 and h Thomas,^5 twins, b. Dec. 10, 1784; Benjamin settled in Boxboro, Mass., and d. May 4, 1840. h Thaddeus^5 and Ruhamah, b. May 1, 1788; Ruhamah m. Jonathan Lane. (See Lane family.) [*9]

John^5 (Capt.), son of Ebenezer,^4 a carpenter and builder, m. Feb. 14, 1792, Esther (Merriam). He d. June 29, 1848; she d. Dec. 21, 1852. Ch. Clariet, b. May 4, 1794. Esther Bellamy, b. Feb. 12, 1796, m. Asa Reed. Almira, b. Dec. 26, 1797, m. Jonathan Munroe. Arza^6 b. Aug. 9, 1800, m. Elizabeth T. Currier, d. in Billerica, Feb. 18, 1868. Bellamy^6 b. Dec. 5, 1802, d. Nov. 29, 1881. Louisa H. b. July 17, 1806. Anna Priscilla, b. April 9, 1808.

Joshua,^5 son of Ebenezer,^4 m. Sally Davis, who d. Nov. 25, 1814; m. 2d, Elsey Gault; m. 3d, Nancy Gault; m. 4th, Betsey May; m. 5th, Mary A. Robbins. He d. Nov. 27, 1842. Ch. Sarah Eveline; d. young. Sally Maria, b. Nov. 20, 1814, m. Ezra A. Corson. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 13, 1816, m. Orville Tyler. Dolly Eveline, d. an infant. Harriet Jane, b. June 28, 1823. Asenith Gault, b. Aug. 20, 1824. Nancy Waterman, b. April 16, 1826, m. —— Pillsbury. Lucretia, b. Aug. 25, 1829.

William,^5 son of Ebenezer,^4 m. Lucy Simonds. He d. in Somerville; she d. Dec. 14, 1849. Ch. Moses,^6 b. May 16, 1816. Susanna Simonds, d. young. Susanna Simonds, b. Aug. 27, 1823, m. Albion S. Willard.

Moses,^5 son of Ebenezer,^4 m. Mrs. Hannah (Evans) Putnam. He d. Nov 5, 1861; she d. Aug. 8, 1849. Ch. Susanna, b. April 12, 1828, d. Feb. 8, 1855.

Nathaniel,^5 son of Nathaniel,^4 m. Sept. 10, 1801, Lydia Fitch. He d. Aug. 30, 1858; she d. Jan. 24, 1852. Ch. h Cyrus,^6 b. Nov. 26, 1801. Fidelia, b, July 9, 1803, m. Hiram Webber, d. April 5, 1834. Isaac Fitch, b. Aug. 30, 1805, d. Nov. 21, 1844. Nathaniel^6 d. an infant. Nathaniel^6 b. May 31, 1809, m. 1862, d. Aug. 5, 1880. David, b. Sept. 4, 1811, d. Dec. 6, 1872. Benjamin,^6 b. Jan. 15, 1814, d. Jan. 15, 1848. Samuel^6 b. May 30, 1816, d. Jan. 31, 1839, a member of the junior class of Dartmouth College.

Timothy,^5 son of Nathaniel,^4 m. Isanna Harrington. He d. Dec. 26, 1860; she d. Aug. 2, 1861. Ch. h Larkin Pierce^6 b. Sept. 24, 1802. h Timothy R.^6 b. Dec. 18, 1809. [^2] h Daniel Harrington^6 b. Jan. 4, 1819.

John,^5 son of Nathaniel,^4 m. June 5, 1810, Lucy, dau. of Dea. Moses Fitch. They both d. Feb. 1861. Ch. Anna Reed, b. Mar. 21, 1811, m. Jabez W. Burnham, d. Sept. 22, 1888. h Benjamin,^6 b. Nov. 30, 1812. Lucy Almira, b. Jan. 14, 1815, m. Herbert Wyman of Woburn. Rachel Lavinia, b. Mar. 13, 1818, d. Sept, 8, 1888. She bequeathed $500 to church in Bedford. Mary Fitch, b. Feb. 23, 1820, m. Charles H. Adams. Sarah Brown, b. Feb. 2, 1822, m. Benjamin F. Wyer of Woburn. Martha Jane, b. Oct. 28, 1824, m. Dea. Luther Richardson of Winchester. Susannah Stearns and John Irving, d. young.

Thomas,^5 son of Nathaniel,^4 m. Betsey Porter. He d. Aug. 22, 1860; she d. Mar. 12, 1867. Ch. Isanna, b. April 12, 1809, m. Caleb Sumner Brown, had 8 ch. and d. Dec. 1890. Harriet, b. April, 1813, m. William Green, d. Feb. 11, 1888. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 1817, m. Nov. 2, 1837, Nathan Taylor; m. 2d, Dec. 30, 1840, Joseph Hartwell.

Thaddeus,^5 son of Nathaniel,^4 m. Dolly Richardson. He d. Jan. 17, 1837; she d. Aug. 15, 1886, aged 100 years 6 months. One ch. d. young.

Cyrus,^6 son of Nathaniel, m. Sept. 15, 1840, Susan E.


Hall, d. May 4, 1887. Ch. Henrietta, b. May 21, 1843, m. June 15, 1861, Augustus G. Davis, d. Nov. 2, 1881. h Cyrus Andrew,^7 b. June 9, 1845. Harriet F. b. Nov. 13, 1847, m. Nov. 13, 1867, Charles E. Lauriat of Boston. Isadora, b. Oct. 22, 1850, m. Oct. 1, 1879, Dr. C. H. Brockway. Nathaniel,^7 b. Nov. 1, 1854, d. Mar. 11, 1884.

Larkin P.^6 son of Timothy,^5 m. Dec. 3, 1829, Rebecca Hunt. He d. Sept. 17, 1871; she d. April 22, 1891. Ch. h Charles Parker, b. Aug. 31, 1830. Eveline R. b. Jan. 19, 1832, m. Lorenzo Barnard. Caroline M. b. Sept. 20, 1833, m. George Flint of Concord. h Henry Larkin,^7 b. Jan. 10, 1836. h John Flint,^7 b. Aug. 24, 1838. Sarah Augusta, d. an infant, h Grosvenor Abijah^7 b. Aug. 6, 1842. Isanna, d. young. William E.^7 d. an infant. Isanna H. b. Dec. 7, 1852, m. Arthur B. Harvey.

Timothy R.^6 son of Timothy,^5 m. Feb. 27, 1834, Mary A. Hersey, d. Mar. 19, 1891. Ch. Frances Victoria, d. young. Marion Josephine, b. May 24, 1837. Thaddeus^7 b. Jan. 28, 1839. William C.^7 b. Aug. 8, 1841, m. Aug. 1867, Helen F. Leeds. He is a hardware merchant in New York City. Frank H.^7 d. young.

Timothy R. Page was connected with the United States government twelve years, with the governor and council of Massachusetts two years, and with the city government of Boston twenty-eight years.

Daniel,^6 son of Timothy,^5 m. Nov. 27, 1845, Charlotte Heald, d. June 15, 1851. Ch. George P.,^7 Fred.,^7 Frank E.^7 [^3]

Benjamin,^6 son of John,^5 m. Nov. 28, 1844, Lucy Barnard. He d. May 24, 1873; she d. Jan. 4, 1877. Ch. Catherine A. d. young. John Adams^7 b. Oct. 27, 1847, m. Annie Webb. Mary Lyon, b. June 6, 1850, spent some years as a teacher in Smyrna. [??] William Barnard^7 d. young, h Benjamin Irving^7 b. April 11, 1855. Lucy Fitch, d. young. Frederick Harlan,^7 b. Dec. 18, 1860, m. Grace W. Conant. Anna Burnham, d. an infant.

Cyrus Andrew,^7 son of Cyrus,^6 m. Feb. 2, 1885, Anna M. Phillipps. [*10] Ch. Phillips Ward,^8 b. Nov. 28, 1886. Dorothy, b. Nov. 11, 1889.

Benjamin Irving,^7 son of Benjamin,^6 m. June 2, 1881, Florence Noyes. Ch. Irving Noyes.^8 Lucy Simonds. Nathaniel Makepeace,^8 b. Dec. 25, 1889.

Charles P.^7 son of Larkin P.^6 m. Sept. 2, 1855, Anna M. Fish, who d. Sept. 18, 1877; m. 2d, Nov. 20, 1879, Mrs. Nancy McFarland. Ch. George Albert,^8 b. and d. 1856. Carrie Susie, b. Sept. 30, 1859, m. Walter Cowin. Corea Adelle, b. and d. 1868.

Henry L.^7 son of Larkin P.^6 m. Jan. 10, 1861, Lucy A. Wellington. Ch. Fannie L. b. Oct. 10, 1864. Frank Wellington, b. April 10, 1872.

John F.^7 son of Larkin P.^6 m. Dec. 6, 1870, Catherine E. Reed. Ch. Marshall Reed, b. Feb. 18, 1872.

Grosvenor A.^7 son of Larkin P.^6 m. Sept. 1882, Louisa A. Northrop of Vermont. [^4] Ch. Charles Z.^8 b. Oct. 5, 1884. William L.^8 b. Oct. 6, 1887. (See military history.) [*8]


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EMENDATIONS

  1. Paige ∨ Page
  2. Timothy R.^6 ∨ Timothy, R.^6
  3. George P.,^7 ∨ George P.^7
  4. GrosvenorGrovesnor

ANNOTATIONS

  1. cf. (in this work) p 94
  2. cf. (in this work) p 88
  3. cf. Paige’s History of Cambridge (1877)
  4. “Micha”: [ (presumably) an error for ] Micah
  5. cf. Paige’s History of Cambridge (1877) p 132
  6. “Continental costume”: European style of dress
  7. cf. (in this work) II: p 17
  8. cf. (in this work) pp 67-68
  9. cf. (in this work) II: p 22
  10. “Phillipps”: [ (presumably) an error for ] Phillips
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