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4851 Resided in Vermont and left for parts unknown (Livermore and Putnam, p 334) Burton, Ezra (I42952)
4852 Resided in W. Meriden, CT Puffer, Amanda Malvina (I36048)
4853 Resided in West Grove, IA. Bassett, Austin Edwin (I25483)
4854 Resided in Westmoreland, NH. Puffer, Abigail (I25140)
4855 Resided in Youngstown OH Raymond, Samuel Martin (I26170)
4856 Resided Odell, IL. Puffer, Ann Adelaide (I11788)
4857 Resided on a ranch in Columbia Co., WA Marshall, Edgar Henderson (I15571)
4858 Resided on a wheat ranch in Palouse County in eastern Washington State. Harper, Claude Americus (I2877)
4859 Resided with her father in Richford in 1897; unmarried, living in Water bury, VT. Puffer, Hattie Lauretta (I18538)
4860 Resided with son Everette Earl at Mechanicsville, IA. Boyles, Arminda (I10325)
4861 Residence Columbia ME, 26 years old.

Civil War Veteran, enlisted on 7/15/1861 at Columbia, ME as a Corporal.
On 7/15/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. ME 6th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/15/1864 at Portland, ME
He was listed as: Wounded 11/7/1863 Rappahannock Station, VA

He saw action during the Penisular Campaign in Virginia, Antietam, Fredericksburg, the charge at Marye's Heights, Gettysburg, and Funkstown. Fonze Leighton's luck changed on November 7, 1863. The Sixth Maine was about to lead an assault on rebel fortifications at Rappahannock Station, Virginia. As the sun went down, and the charge commenced, Leighton was struck in the neck by gunfire. He would be taken to a large house 2 miles from the battlefield, then transported by ambulance to Warrenton Junction, Virginia the following day.

From there, he was placed on a train to Armory Square Hospital in Washington, DC. Once there, Leighton's doctors found a mini-ball in his shoulder/back area and removed it. He was discharged for disability and returned to civilian life. The bullet's path had caused damage to his lung and rendered his left arm useless
Leighton, Alphonso Green Hill (I39606)
4862 Residence, Champagne County, IL. Puffer, Elizabeth Wilson (I21070)
4863 Residence: bef 13 Oct 1713; Jonas Rice (1673-1753), Marlboro, Middlesex C o, MA; moving from Groton with a petition of that date signed by Gersho m and Jonas of Marlboro. Petition presented to the General Court expres sing desire to enter upon a new settlement of Worchester. The request w as granted and they then commenced the third and permanent settlement o f Worcester. Gershom and Jonas were called the "FATHERS OF THAT TOWN." A t his home, the first meetings for religious worship were held in 1736. T he church later was built to the left of City Hall on Main Street, Worc ester, the First Old South Church. Gershom was chosen as selectman & he ld that office for 9 years. He became a very prominent citizen of Worce ster. He built his home on Pakachoag Hill (now the site of Holy Cross C ollege). He sold his estate in Worcester and purchased a large tract o f land in what is now Auburn- on Bancroft Street where he died December 1 9, 1761, aged 101 years and buried on Worcester Common. His son Gershom , Jr. was the next one to live in the homestead and he assisted in orga nizing the new town and church. He was succeeded by his son, Comfort Ri ce, who is buried in Auburn, beside the Center Church. Then his son, Ed ward Rice and his son, Ezra rice lived there. From 1736 when the house w as built, five generations of Rice family lived there for 152 years. Th irty one children were born here by the name of Rice. Gershom (Sr.) pla nted the first orchards in 1735. Rice, Gershom (I5888)
4864 Resides at 114 Buckingham St. Waterbury, CT (1915) Jones, Mary F. (I21662)
4865 Resides at 2000 Main St, Peoria, IL Van Meter, Lettie (I24248)
4866 Resides at Chelsea, VT Mattoon, Herbert F. (I9392)
4867 Resides at Yonkers, NY. He graduated from the high school in 1895 and worked three years before deciding to go to college; graded from the University of Minnesota (B.S.) in 1902; a chemist with considerable experience along several lines and has written for various technical journals; has been superintendent of a Texas Sugary Refinery and night superintendent of a large New York refinery; a Free Mason. Rice, Edgar Whitman (I36607)
4868 Resides Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada Doogan, John Joseph (I14814)
4869 Resides in Hartford, CT with Mrs. Fred Bartlett, her niece. Puffer, Eunice C. (I36768)
4870 Resides in Otumwa, IA. Early pioneer of IA. Rankin, Arthur Charles (I7542)
4871 Resides in Richford, Vt. Puffer, Freeman Deforest (I23256)
4872 Resides in Rock Springs, WY Puffer, Melinda (I35917)
4873 Resides in Seattle, WA. Felch, Frederick (I22220)
4874 Resides in Springfield, MA. Lovejoy, Rose Rosanne E. (I13374)
4875 Resides in Springfield, MA. Has son Edgar Lovejoy. Lovejoy, Fred Prescott (I23997)
4876 Resides in the West. Lovejoy, Edwin Chandler (I23994)
4877 Resides on Moore Ave, Worcester. Day, Reuben J. (I35210)
4878 Resides Thorndike, ME; she graduated from the Sudbury High school in 1898, the Quincy training School for Teachers in 1899; taught school in Dover, MA, from Sept, 1899 to Nov. 1907; charter member of the Wayside Inn Chapter, D.A.R., organizer and first president of the Sudbury High School Alumni Association; member of Thorndike Chapter, O.E.S. Rice, Lydia Miles (I21594)
4879 Resides upon a fruit farm at Adams, NY Ripley, Jerome E. (I9982)
4880 Resolutions by the High School Association, Oct 29, 1859 call him " a faithful student, a kind schoolmate and one whose life extended many bright promises for future usefulness and virtue." Puffer, Edward Aldrich Jr. (I17964)
4881 RESOLUTIONS ON THE DEATH OF JAMES A. PIERCE Passed by E.M. Stanton Post, G.A.R. No. 147, Nov 5th, 1913. Comrade James A. Pierce, honored and faithful member of Post No. 147, Dept. of Mass. G.A.R., died on August 12 1913. He had served the Post as Junior and Senior Vice-Commander and Surgeon. Always quite constant at the Post meetings till the last three years being confined to his house by a long illness. We have missed him from among us. He served in the Army as Sergeant of Co., L, 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery enlisting on Feb 20, 1862, discharged Aug. 16, 1865. Cordially submitted, A.W. HALL, C.L. RUSSELL, B.F. KELLOGG. Committee Pierce, James A. (I2381)
4882 Resonded to the Lexington Alarm from Sherborn, MA Perry, Moses (I19090)
4883 Responded from Sherborn, MA at the Lexington Alarm under Capt. Henry Le land. Learned, Edward (I9667)
4884 Ressurection Cemetery Caranci, Angelo (I22955)
4885 Ressurection Cemetery Zdrojewski, Ben (I41490)
4886 Resumed her maiden name. Resided in Coburg, Mont. Burton, Ida Rosamond (I18856)
4887 Retail grocer and general goods Brackett, John O. (I24073)
4888 Retired executive secretary from Traveler's Insurance Company, Hartford, CT. Puffer, Priscilla Emma (I40245)
4889 Retired from Grand Trunk Railroad as a Police Officer Cundiff, John Albert (I37083)
4890 Retired from McClellan Air Force Base. Puffer, Jerry Lee (I20409)
4891 Retired, no children. Chamberlain, Joseph (I16533)
4892 REV. Forrester McKaughan was a twin to Jesse Alfred. At times during h is lifetime he spelled his name "McKoin". Information from his Bibles s ays he was a member of the Protestant Church for thirty-five years. Th is would have been the Protestant Methodist Church, which was very popu lar in that area for many years. He then changed to the Christian Chur ch where he was a minister in Guilford County, North Carolina. The chu rch, now gone, was next to what is now the A. and I. Cemetery. Another d enomination built across the road from the cemetery and now uses it . H e and several of his family are buried in this cemetery. On one census , he spelled his name McKoin however later when gravestones were bought , it is spelled McCaughan. Rev. Forrester had been conducting a revival at the Mt Zion Church near P ilot Mountain, NC. As he rose to speak, he died of an apparent heart at tack, 30 September 188 3. Four Generations of McKaughans in America has the death date as 3 0 sep 1888. I have only a couple generations worked out for Rev. Forrester McKaugha n. I understand someone in Kernersville has been working on his line. I h ave through the years written to several McKaughan's of his line in Ker nersville but so far have not had any of them answer so the y must not w ant to share their information. Rev. Forrester McKaughan's Bible left a multitude of information he and o ther members of the family had written down. It is from his Bible that w e found my great-grandfather's, Rev. William McCoin, obituary. Rev. Wi lliam died after Rev. Forrester so someone had added this to the Bible, f or which we are thankful. OTHER INFORMATION FOUIND IN REV. FORRESTER McKAUGHAN'S BIBLE: MARRIAGES FORRESTER McCOIN AND SALLEY P. PARRISH was married February the 2nd A .D. 1839. FORRESTER McCOIN and REBECCA PERKINS was married October the 20th, A.D. 1 862. THOMAS STANLEY AND T. ELIZABEIH McCOIN was married January 24th, A.D. 1 865. JOHN F. McKAUGHAN and LUSENA KNIGHT was married September the 8th, A.D. 1 870. WILLIAM W. McKAUGHAN and ANN HUFFINES was married October 31st, A.D. 18 72. WILLIAS L. McKAUGHAN and MARTHA CORUM was married February the 21st, A. D. 1978. J.T. DEANS and ALETHA J. McKAUGHAN was married November the llth, A.D. 1 878. J.P. TUCKER and PHOEBE E. McKAUGHAN was married September the 16th, A.D ., 1886 (1896) BIRTHS FORRESTER McCOIN was born May lst, A.D. 1815. SALLY P. McCOIN was born June lst, A.D. 1818. REBECCA P. McCOIN was born June the 17th, A.D. 1815. ALETHA JANE McCOIN was born August the 15th, A.D. 1840. Twins: TILLITHA ELIZABEIH and WYATT PARRISH McCOIN were born August the 2 7th, A.D., 1842 PHOEBE ELMIRA McCOIN was born May 19th A.D., 1845. JOHN FRANKLIN McCOIN was born March 25th, A.D., 1847. WILLIAM WALTER McCOIN was born March 25th A.D. 1851. WILLIAS LEONA McCOIN was born September 24th, A.D. 1853 JAMES P. TUCKER was born June llth, A.D. 1859 died July 29th A.D. 1919, a ge 57 years, 1 mo. 18 days. DEBRO GLENN McKOIN was born August 7, 1895, died August 23, 1961. Buri ed at the Rock of Ages Church Cemetery, between Greenboro and Oak Ridge, North Caroli na (Debro was a grandson of William Leonadus. He enlisted in North Carolina. Pvt. Bat ry E. 307 Fld Arty. World War I). KATHY SUE McKOIN (Debro's daughter) born April 2, 1955, died August 26t h, 1955. 4 mos 24 days DEATHS SALLY P. McCOIN September the 17th, A.D. 1867. PHEBE McCOIN (mother) September 16, A.D. 1867. WYATT P. McCOIN December 18th A.D. 1867. Age 25 years 3 mos 9 days. REBECCA PERKINS McCOIN August 16th, A.D. 1883. LAURA JANE McCOIN (granddaughter) born August A.D. 1885. MARTHA CORUM McCOIN (wife of Willias) died August 1886. FORRESTER McKaughan died September the 30th A.D. 1883. In loving Remem berance of him. Age 73 Yrs. 3 Mos. 29 days. PHEBE ELIZABEIH McCOIN born May the 19th, died July 31, 1921 at 12 o'cl ock night. Age 76 years, 2 mos. 12 days. ALETHA JANE DEANS died February 25th, 1923. Age 83 Years I mo 26 days. MRS ELIZABEIE McCOIN STANLEY died January 30, 1916, at 9 O'clock. Age 7 4 years, 8 mos CHARLES CLAYTON McKOIN (brother to Debro) born March 7th 1894. died Mar ch 1947. Age 53 years, 7 months. He was Supt. of the Mills Home, Baptist Orphana ge at Thomasville, North Carolina, for many years. Forrester McKaughan, profest religion in the year of our Lord 1836 in J uly of that year. He joined the Protestant Church and was an official member thirty-five y ears. He then joined the Christian Church and was a licensed deacon in the church. May God b less his work and help him to be useful. He is also an ordained deacon in the Christian C hurch. The Bible was printed in 1860. In 1967, it belonged to Terry Lee McKoi n in Greenboro, North Carolina. He is a great-grandson of Rev. Forrester McKaughan/McC oin. ODDS AND ENDS IN REV. FORRESTER McKAUGHAN'S BIBL E JOSIAH and SARAH JESOP was married the 10th day of the 5th month, 1 827. DEBRO GLENN McKOIN and VESTA ALICE WHITAKER was married the 24th day of t he 10th month, 1791. LEVI BUCKINGHAM was born the 22nd of the 7th month, 1756. LEVI BUCKINGHAM, JR. was born the 24th day of the 10th month, 1791 (177 1 ?) JOSIAH JESOP was born the 4th day of the 4th month, 1779. SARAH JESOP was born the 26th day of the 10th month. 1785. RACHEL BUCKINGHAM was born the 12th day of the 8th month, 1780. LELAH BUCKINGHAM was born the 20th day of the 8th month, 1787. REBECCA BUCKINGHAM deceased the 26th day of the lst month, 1893. LEVI BUCKINGHAM deceased 18th day of the llth month, 1841. JOSIAH JESOP deceased the 10th day of the 4th month, 1850. LELAH PURKINS deceased the 14th day of the 4th month, 1873, Age 82 Yrs 7 M os 24 days. (Must be Rebecca Perkins' mother). RACHEL BUCKINGHAM deceased the 8th day of the 2nd month, 1883, Age 92 y ears 5 mos 25 days. SARAH JESOP deceased the 30th day of the 10th month, 1883, age 94 yrs, 4 d ays. WILLIS L. McKOIN died June 20, 1911, age 78 years. LUCY JANE McKOIN died October 27th, 1830. age 72 days 24 days. PHEBE died 1867, LELAH died 1873, RACHEL died 1882, Rebecca 1883 (writt en in margin). It was this generation, around 1870 when men were changing their burden some, immigrant names to the American version. They changed it to how i t was pronounced in the locality where they settled. Apparently the Ga elic pronunciation of McKaughan sounded like McCoin for that is the mos t popular way to spell the name now. McKaughan\ McKoin, Rev. Forrester (I22519)
4893 Rev. George W. Pope, son of James Pope, was born in England. He was ra ised in the Church o. f England, in fact, he was named after the famed p riest, George Whitefield, but he changed his faith to Baptist after he g ot to America where he was a minister for over fifty years, forty-five o f the years at Abbotts Creek, North Carolina. When George was only six y ears old, his parents came from England to settle in Philadelphia. Jame s died there and his widow moved south to Baltimore where she dwelled f or some time, finally moving to what is now Guilford Co. , NC and settl ing on Pole Cat Creek. The first account we have of Elder Pope as a preacher is found in the o ldest records extant of Abbotts Creek Chruch in 1783, when it seems tha t they were commencing a new book, where his name is entered as pastor. A h istory of the Liberty Baptist Association (By Elder Henry Sheets) on Pa ge 40, sketches the life of Elder George Whitefield Pope as being one o f the foremost in the service of the church--his work being mainly in R owan (now Davidson Co., NC) "He figured most conspicuously in the Old S andy Creek Association, but his work as pastor for more than thirty yea rs was with the old Abbotts Creek Church. Here he did a work, the exten t of which eternity alone can tell." When he was ordained is not known. It is probable that he was a member o f Buffalo, an arm of Abbotts Creek Church, when he came to Abbotts Cree k as pastor. About 1783, he purchased a farm midway between Thomasville and High Poi nt one mile north of the Southern Railway, on the Guilford side of the C ounty Line. George Pope is given on the 1790 census of Guilford Co., NC, with 1 mal e over 16 years including head of family, 6 males under 16 years of age , and 2 females. In 1795 George Pope purchases 272 acres in Guilford Co., NC from Isaac H iatt. From the McCubbins Collection - Rowan Co., NC Public Library -Salisbury , NC: Rowan Co., NC, b ook 27 page 152: An indenture from the heirs of t he deceased George Pope (who are Mary, Jesse , Charles, James, & Willia m Pope, John & Mary Chaplin, Phelees (Phebe) & Hugh McKaughan, on 6 Mar 1 818 to Isaac & Geo. Whd. Pope for 254 acres on Rich Fork of Abbott's Cr eek, for $160 .00, witnessed by Joseph & Benjamin Albertson, Isaac Glan don & Sherwood Kenneday, proved in a county court held at Lexington (No w the county seat of Davidson Co. where our courts too k examination of M ary (wife of John Chaplin) apart from her husband & proves on 5 Oct 181 9. T his land is a part of an old tract granted to Jacob & Joseph Wilso n by Gov. Samuel Johnston. Book 21 page 646: On 28 Nov 1798, George Pope of Guilford Co., NC gets 2 54 acres on Rich For k of Abbott's Creek, for $782.00 from Joseph Wilso n of Rowan Co., NC, witnessed by William Po pe & James Hopkins.(This ha d been granted by The State to Jacob & Joseph Wilson). History of Liberty Baptist Association , page 82: Morgan Edwards says t hat Shubert Stearns an d his company of sixteen Baptist (including hims elf and wife) came to Sandy Creek 14 Nov 1755 , and on the 22nd day of t he same month, Sandy Creek Church was Constituted. He further say s tha t in three years' time they had increased to three churches and 900 com municants. The fi rst church which sprang off was Abbott's Creek, the o ther. Deep River. Page 83: NC, Rowan Co., Jenevary ye 4 day, 1783: For the Baptist Church i n Abets Crick & afte r confession of faith, members are given with Geor ge Pope as pastor. From this time to Sep 18 13, George Pope was pastor, m aking about thirty-one years. Preached in a log house a few yard s east o f present church. Went to SC later. Commencing January 1783, he continued as pastor without any interruptio n till September 1813 , when he and his wife were granted letters of di smission. From The Descenants of Silas Peace: He was doubtless a man of mo re than ordinary power . The principles as believed and taught by Bapti sts very naturally inculcate liverty of consc ience in all matters of r eligion. He was, therefore, loyal to the American cause during the s tr uggle for independence. This naturally enough rendered him obnoxious to t he Tory element wh o thought that, inasmuch as he was born on English s oil, he ought to be true to King George . Men (who were afterwards foun d to be Torries) called at his home inquiring for him tellin g his wife t hat they desired Mr. Pope to meet them at a certain school house. He me t them pro mptly only to learn that they intended to kill him. He obtai ned permission to preach before t hem for "one last time". In the deliv ery of his sermon, which was one of great power, some we re convicted a nd all were more of less wrought upon. At the close of the sermon, they t old hi m to go home that they would never trouble him again." After Rev. George retired, he kept getting the visions to "go to Lynche s Creek and preach" . He was a man in his eighties and he wasn't inter ested in preaching anymore, and he didn' t know where Lynches Creek was s o he didn't pay any attention to the visions. His crops an d cattle st arted dying so he got on his knees and prayed, "God, what do you want m e to do? " An angel appeared and told him to go to Lynches Creek and p reach; so he saddled up his best pony and headed for parts unknown. La ndmarks in his dreams he had the night before showed him he was on the r ight road. After traveling several days, he came into a town that was h aving a revival so he decided to stop and attend. After everyone had s poken, he asked if h e could say a few words. He spoke with such vigor t hat after the meeting, a group of men cam e to him and asked if he woul d go to their town and preach. He asked them where they lived and they s aid, "down the road about five miles in a settlement called Lynches Cre ek". He was by that time in South Carolina. He was there until he die d five years later. This story i s on his monument in the church cemet ery the congregation erected in his honor. Pope, Rev. George Whitefield (I188)
4894 Rev. James Noyes married in Romsey, Hampshire, 21 March 1633/4 Sarah Browne, daughter of Joseph Browne. They came from Cholderton, Wiltshire to Massachusetts Bay in 1634 on the "Mary & John" (on 26 March 1634, "James Noyce" was enrolled at Southampton as a passenger for New England on the Mary & John). They first settled in Ipswich & moved to Newbury in 1635.

They had nine children: Joseph, James, Sarah, Moses, Thomas, John, Rebecca Knight, William, & Sarah Hale.

In her will of 28 June 1664, the widow of James Noyes mentioned "my brother Mr. James Browne's," who may have been the minister of that name at Portsmouth.

James Noyes was brother of NICHOLAS NOYES. The two brothers were first cousins of THOMAS PARKER {1634, Ipswich} and fourh cousins of PETER NOYES {1638, Sudbury}.  
Brown, Sarah (I15891)
4895 Rev. War Soldier, Company commanded by Wilhelmus (John) Philps, Marshall, Enos Sr. (I51922)
4896 Rev. William McKaughan/McCoin: born 18 April 1813, Rowan (now Guilford ) County, NC. He marr ied Elizabeth Piggott (Pickett), daughter of Wil liam Piggott and Elizabeth Welborn, 1 Augus t 1833, at Cane Creek, NC. E lizabeth was born 16 August 1814. In 1840, William McKaughan began his training as a Methodist Protestan t minister under the t utelage of the famed Alson Gray. On May 11 1841 , he was given his license to exhort (preach) . On October 28, 1843, h e was made a Deacon. On May 1, 1845, he was given authorization t o be come a circuit rider. On November 14, 1847, he was advanced to an Elde r. On may 22, 185 9, he was sent to Georgia. On February 28, 1864, he w as assigned the Holly Creek and Holly C reek churches in the Georgia di strict. The family lived about twenty miles from Atlanta. During "Sherman's ma rch to the Sea" a ride r on horseback came to inform them that Sherman w as headed their way and burning everything i n sight. Rev. William hur riedly hid his sons in different places on the plantation, in cas e som e were found and killed, the others might be saved. He hid his wife, b abies and daughte rs among the reeds and lily pads at the pond and he t ook his best horse, a horse is very impo rtant to a circuit rider, to a c lump of trees the farthest point from his family and hid fo r he was af raid the horse might whinny and attract the soldiers attention. The so ldiers came , took what they wanted and burned the rest. When they all a gain gathered, no one was hurt b ut about everything they owned was bur ned. Upon investigating, they found the iron frame an d wheels of thei r wagon were usable. They built a flatbed on the frame and it was that f latb ed and that horse Rev. William saved that brought them to Kansas. Rev William homesteaded near North Homer Creek in Greenwood County, Kan sas; however, he was n ot there long enough to clear his deed. Elizabe th, his wife, died 4 April 1869 and is burie d in what is now called th e Worley Cemetery, near North Homer Creek. His oldest daughter, Su san nah, and two older sons: Rev. Alpheus and William Alson, had married by t hen, however, the y followed their parents to KS. Rev. William married a ll the rest of the children but the tw o youngest, Serena and Julius Sp ate, while in Greenwood County. Julius was working away fro m home and s ince Serena was a teenager, after his wife's death, Rev. William did no t feel i t was safe to leave Serena alone while he was on his circuit, s o he transferred to Emporia, K ansas, where one of his older daughters l ived at the time. She would be able to take care o f Serena while he w as gone from home. One of the chapels he was in charge of in Lyon Coun ty , Kansas was the Fowler Chapel, about five miles southeast of Empori a. It was on the John Fo wler farm. John Fowler had a daughter, Sally , who had been widowed twice and had several sma ll children. Rev Will iam McCoin married Sally Fowler Gregory Parker 8 April 1872 in Emporia . H e helped raise her children. Rev. William died in Emporia 2 March 1895 . He is buried be side Sally in the Hunt-Fowler private Cemetery, loca ted on the Fowler farm southeast of Empor ia. His preaching assignment s in KS were: Virgil and Eureka before churches were built, Empo ria Mi ssion, Fowler Chapel, Crystal Plains and Neosho Rapids. We found Rev. William using the spelling McKaughan when doing business a t the courthouses i n North Carolina and Georgia; however, all his prea ching certificates are made out as McCoi n but the first one in Kansas. I t was McCaughan. During the time his first wife died and h e was marry ing his children, he was using the spelling McCaughan. Around 1870, he , and all h is remaining sons excluding Francis Newton, changed their n ames to McCoin.
Kansas State Historical Society, Newspaper Department Emporia Gazette a weekly newspaper in Emporia, KS. Thursday, March 7, 1895
Rev. William McCoin died at his residence on East Street last Saturday n ight and was buried f rom Fowler Chapel today. This event removes a ve ry exemplary and influential character of lo ng standing, the terminati on of whose career is a matter of more than regret in this communit y. For more than forty years he has been in Kansas and mainly in this imme diate neighborhood. H e was born in North Carolina in 1813. Before co ming to Kansas his active work was in the sou thern states, much of it a s an itinerant in Georgia. About twenty years ago he became connec ted w ith the numerous Fowler families by marriage to Sarah, daughter of the l ate John Fowler , who survives him as his widow. He was the father of t en children, all but two who embrace d Christianity and three of these b ecame ministers of the gospel. At a very impressive funeral service this morning, a record kept in his o wn hand writing, wa s read, showing that his ministry had been instrume ntality of turning more than a thousand so uls from darkness to light. S urely he has lain up for himself incorruptible treasures. Hi s charact er was such as to fairly earn that which he received, the highest estee m of all wh o knew him. The widow and friends are the recipient of the most hearty and tender c onsolations and sympat hy from that appreciation of the dead is shown i n kindness to the living. 
McKaughan\ McCoin, Rev. William (I22530)
4897 Rev. William Worcester came from England and was settled pastor
of the church first gathered in Salisbury, Mass., sometime
between the years 1638 and 1640. Although not conclusive, good
and persuasive evidence exists to strongly suggest that he was
the son of William Worcester, the vicar of Watford,
Buckinghamshire, England, and was born October 5, 1595. (See
Introduction) He matriculated at St. John's College (Cambridge
University) in 1620. He was ordained deacon at Peterborough
Cathedral on Dec. 21, 1622. He was made Vicar of Olney July 26,
1624 - which office he retained till 1636, when on account of
refusing to comply with the command of his superiors to read to
his congregation from the King's book those portions which
allowed sports and recreations after service on the Lord's day,
he was suspended from his office of Vicar. He came to America a
year or two later. He and others petitioned the General Court
of MA to establish a new settlement. The settlement
was called Colchester and later renamed Salisbury. Here he
continued in the ministry till his decease, Oct. 28, 1662. His
grave in the old cemetery in Salisbury, is covered by a flat
stone upon which a bronze tablet was placed June 21st, 1913,
with the following inscription, -

Here lies buried the body of Rev. William Worcester, the
first minister of Salisbury, who came from England about 1639
and died 1662. This stone was laid on his grave to prevent
disinterment by wolves. This tablet is affixed by his
descendants, 1913.

No production of his pen has been transmitted to posterity to
indicate his intellectual character or attainments. Cotton
Mather, in the Magnalia, enrolls his name in the list of the
"reverend, learned and holy divines, arriving such from Europe
to America, by whose evangelical ministry the churches in
America have been illuminated." Johnson, in his "Wonder Working
Providence," mistaking the name, speaks of the first minister
of Salisbury, as, the "reverend and graciously godly M. Thomas
Woster." And the General Court says in an Order in reference to
the payment of his support, that "they of New Town (now
Amesbury) should
forebear to content themselves with private help, whilst the
Lord pleases to continue so bright a star in their

We may easily believe him to have been a man of exalted piety,
of strong intellectual fibre, of staunch devotion to the
dictates of conscience, of loyalty to his friends, and
interested in the affairs of state as well as of the church.

These traits are not lacking in his descendants. It is worthy
of note that as the generations of the family succeed each
other, the clerical mantle of their worthy progenitor seems to
descend as a direct heritage. 
Worcester, Rev. William (I22624)
4898 Revolutionary War Cemetery Puffer, Isaac (I23334)
4899 Revolutionary War Cemetery Hayden, Laura Adna (I22753)
4900 Revolutionary War Cemetery Puffer, Phineas (I20932)

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