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Subject: Col. Benjamin Bellows, founder of Walpole, N.H. was b. Lancaster, Mass.
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 21:41:23 EST

Subject: Colonel Benjamin Bellows of Walpole, NH was son of Benjamin Bellows
a first Settler of Lancaster, Massachusetts.

Source: Savage Dictionary

BELLOWS, BENJAMIN, Lancaster, youngest child of John, b. prob. 1678
or 9 at Marlborough, after the return of the exiles from a safer residence at
Concord, m. 1704, Dorcas, wid. of Henry Willard of Lancaster, had
Mary, b. 1707; Judith, 1708; Joanna, 1710; and Benjamin Bellows, Jr. 26 May
1712. The name of his youngest son is perpet. in the Bellows Falls
of the Connecticut River where he founded the beautiful town of Walpole.

(This is Col. Benjamin Bellows, [Jr.] founder of Walpole, NH)

BELLOWS, JOHN [father of Benjamin Bellows of Lancaster, MA]
Concord 1645, had come in the Hopewell, Capt. Bundock, Master, from London,
Apr. 1635, aged 12. He m. 9 May 1655, Mary Wood of Marlborough, perhaps
dau of his fellow-passenger, John Wood; had Mary, b. 22 Apr. 1656;
Samuel, 22 Jan. 1658, d. young; Abigail, 6 May 1661; Daniel; and
Subject: Peter Bellows oldest son of Colonel Benjamin Bellows, founder of
Walpole, NH
Source: History of Charlestown, New Hampshire by Rev. Henry H. Saunderson

Peter Bellows was the oldest son of Col. Benjamin Bellows the founder of
Walpole. Peter Bellows
was born at Lunenburg, Mass on Jan 6th 1789 and removed to Walpole, N.H. with
his father the year he was fourteen years of age. Peter Bellows m. Mary
Chase of Cornish, NH and settled in Charlestown, New Hampshire. He died
April 5, 1825. His wife died April 18, 1830.

Peter Bellows went to Ticonderoga June 28, 1777 just a fortnight before his
father, Col. Benjamin Bellow's death. Peter was a private in Colonel
Walker's company.

Children of Peter Bellows and wife, Mary (Chase) Bellows:

1. Samuel Bellows b. 1776 m. Martha (?). He died April 5, 1820. She died Mar
8, 1843 aged 77
One child, Royal Bellows who died June 16, 1819 in his 28th year.

2. Benjamin Bellows m. Polly Parker dau of Elijah and Elizabeth (Farwell)
Parker on July 24, 1791

3. Peter Bellows, Jr. m. Mehitable Jacobs.

4. Solomon Bellows b. Sept 9, 1776 m. Polly Hoyt.

5. John Bellows b. Aug 25, 1778.

6. Polly Bellows b. Jan 9, 1782 m. Stephen Parker.

7. Betsy Bellows b. April 12, 1785 m. Dr. Child.

Theodore Bellows was the son of Colonel Bellows by his second wife, Mary
Jennison whose maiden name was Mary Hubbard.
Theodore Bellows was born abt 1762 and m. Sarah Hutchins dau of Capt Phineas
Hutchins and wife Abigail Hutchins. He settled at Charlestown, NH Their

1. Sarah Bellows b. April 8, 1782 m. Walter Powers
2. George Bellows b. Jan 31, 1784 m. Clarrisa Bellows
3. Polly Bellows b. Oct 29, 1785
4. Theodore Bellows, Jr. b. Oct 10, 1787 m. Elizabeth Davis
5. Thomas Bellows b. Dec 12, 1790
6. Charles Henry Bellows b. April 23, 1791; died Aug 16, 1802.
7. Orlando Bellows b. June 30, 1793 m. Maria Bleannett
8. Eleanor Bellows m. J. P. Baker
9. James Bellows b. Dec 12, 1796 d. Sept 17, 1802
10. Abigail Bellows m. Charles Watkins.

According to Dr. Bellows, Theodore Bellows at the age of twenty was a
sergeant in Capt. Peter Page's
company of militia raised by New Hampshire in 1780, Colonel Nichol's
Regiment, raised to join the
Continental Army for the defence of West Point. He served 3 months and
fourteen days. He was 17 yrs old when his father died.
Subject: Benjamin Bellows descended from John Bellows who arrive 1635 on the
Ship the Hopewell.
Lancaster, Mass. Records on Benjamin Bellows
Source: Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of
Lancaster, Mass., 1643 to 1850 by Henry S. Nourse, A.M. 1890

Benjamin Bellows ye Son of Benjamin & Dorcas Bellows was born May ye 26, 1712.

Records of the First Church of Lancaster, from the oldest book, Rev. John
Prentice ordinated
March 29, 1708
Accepted at the First Church April 11, 1714 was Dorcas Bellows.

October 30, 1709
Mary, Judith and Joannah, the children of Benjamin Bellows were baptized by
ye mother's account.

November 23, 1712
Benjamin Bellows, son of Benjamin Bellows was baptized.

Judge Joseph Wilder's Memoranda

In the Lancaster Library is a memorandum book used by Judge Joseph Wilder
chiefly for record of public business transacted by him. Scattered
throughout the volume are the following entries not found in the

Jonathan Bellows and Judith Tezer of Southborough married ______? 27th, 1732.

Henry Willard and Dorcas Cutler were married 1689

Benjamin Bellows and the Widow Dorcas Willard were married 1703.

Subject: Benjamin Bellows
Source: The Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643 to 1725 by Henry
S. Nourse, A.M. 1884.

The first to sign a petition in 1703 to the General Court regarding a
minister for Lancaster
Mass. was Benjamin Bellows. Petition endorsed June 2, 1703 and signed James
Converse, Speaker.

p.143 Assigned a Garrison at Lancaster in April 1704
Simon Willard and Benjamin Bellows allowed a Garrison, said Simon Willard,
Commander. In this
Garrison was:
Benjamin Bellows
John Willard
Joshua Atherton
Henry Willard Jr.
James Houghton
Joseph Hutchins
Joseph Waters
Hezekiah Willard
James Smith

1705 Petition to Joseph Dudley, Esq, Captain General and Governor in Chief
regarding the meeting house burned 17 or 18 months ago by the Enemy. Petition
for rebuilding the meeting house. Among the signers was Benjamin Bellows

Wednesday ye 26 of March 1718 Town Meeting, Capt Joslin, Moderator

First some lands of John Houghton & Jabez ffairbanks were read. Also some
Lands Laid out by Benjamin Bellows to ye Right of Stephen Gates, but Simon
Gates made some objections against that Laid out by Bellows being 100 acres
mostly beyond cannoo brook all being third division.

Proprietor's Meeting April the 25, 1719 Tuesday - Proprietor's Meeting
We began at the Swan swamp and ran a straight line from the end of Glazers
ditch to a white oak stump below Benjamin Bellows house which we accounted to
be the corne and staked out the same.

Lancaster May ye 20, 1724
Made Choyce of Benjamin Bellows, Jonas Houghton and Thomas Tooker to be a
Committy to view the Hiway formerly propounded for by Benjamin Houghton to
see where it may be with most conveniancy and make report to the propriety at
their next meeting.

The original lot of John Whitcomb, junior, assigned in the agreement above
[division of the estate of John Whitcomb, Senior] to Job and Josiah Whitcomb,
youngest sons, was by them sold to to John Moore, senior. He dying in 1703,
Benjamin Bellows his administrator, sold it to Josiah White.

Lands of John Bush
Besides the town grant, Bush had lands given him by Major Willard which his
son John sold to Samuel Willard and Benjamin Bellows in 1710.

In the list of Licensed Innholders and Retailers of Liquor 1685 to 1730:

1705 - Widow Mary Wilder, Benjamin Bellows and Simon Willard.

Benjamin Bellows having married Dorcas, widow of Henry Willard, lived on the
Willard estate at Still River. A locality upon the intervale near, yet
retains the name of "Bellows Hole."

All material gathered and transcribed by Janice Farnsworth

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