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(V) Jonathan Fuller, son of Edward Fuller flowers. A social time was enjoyed during the (4), was born at Malden, June 16, 1746. He evening, which included the reading of an resided in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and was original poem written for the occasion by an a soldier in the Revolution from that town, intimate friend of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, which in Captain Samuel Sprague's company, on the was as follows: Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. Children: 1. Josiah, born 1791, died at Malden, 1834, aged forty-three; married Sally

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fuller. Charles, mentioned below.

Spring hath its south wind and the mellowing earth, (VI) Charles Fuller, son or nephew of

The blooming bough and flutter of the leaves,

And summer hath its labor and its mirth, Jonathan Fuller (5), was born at Leominster, But autumn binds the sheaves. about 1795. He settled at Malden, but was Dawn brings the gladness and awakening thought, a resident of Chelsea, according to the record

The quickened heart-throb and the will to roam;

Noon brings us nearer to the things we sought, at the time of his marriage to Jane Blodgett, But twilight brings us home. March 14, 1824. She was a native of Linden.

Even so with you, dear friends, this time is best, Children, born at Malden: 1. Charles, Jr.,

Good was the past, in which ye twain did prove

Sorrow that leads to gladness, toil to rest, married, May 29, 1849, Elizabeth Luke. 2. And love begetting love. Edward, see forward. 3. Mary Jane, wife of

Yet this better, when ye sit to view Samuel Neagles, of Malden.

Your own past lives made beautiful by care,

While children's children at your feet renew (VII) Edward Fuller, son of Charles Fuller The youth ye once did share. (6), was born in Malden, Massachusetts, No

Lo, how the love ye planted long ago vember 8, 1828, died December 17, 1904. He Hath sprung and grown around you without end,

Love of the kinsmen, love of those ye knew, was educated in the old school on Rockwell's

Of child, and wife and friend. ledge, and Twin school on Walnut street,

And may the coming years with rich increase completing his studies at the old engine house Bloom 'round you in the paths your feet have trod,

Until you waken in the radiant peace on Laurel street, Maplewood. He began his Of the harvest time of God. active career by working at shoemaking, after which he engaged in the milk business at Lynn, remaining at it fifteen years. He still

Samuel Waitt, of Wethersfield, retained his residence at the old homestead WAITT county Essex, England, was the on North Broadway. He took an important

progenitor of the Malden and part in the public affairs of Maplewood and probably of the Ipswich branches of the Waitt Malden, serving ten years as selectman, family in America. He married Mary Ward, twelve years as superintendent of streets, of Rivenhall

, county Essex, England. Accordduring which time the first street was graded, ing to the Candler manuscripts in the Bodleian and was also elected assessor, but declined Library, London, she was the daughter of the to serve. He was a constant attendant of the Rev. John and Susanna Ward, of Haverhill, Maplewood Methodist church, having been county Suffolk, England. Children: 1. Mary, a trustee of the first church when it was built. married Robert Lord, afterwards clerk of the He married Martha Ann Waite, born March court and register of deeds in Essex county, 13, 1832, in Malden, Massachusetts, daughter New England; she died August 21, 1683, aged of Nathaniel and Sarah (Neagles) Waite, and seventy-nine years.

seventy-nine years. 2. Samuel, married Helen a descendant of Michael Neagles, a Revolution- Crosse. 3. John, born about 1618; mentioned ary soldier. Their children were: 1. Charles below. 4. Joseph, married Margaret LawEdward, born November 10, 1855, died De- rence, daughter of Matthew Lawrence; was cember 28, 1904; married, April 18, 1903, preacher at Ipswich, England, and rector of Anna Grace Jacobs. 2. M. Frances, wife of Sproughton, county Suffolk, England. 5. Philip V. Mingo, aforementioned. 3. Grace Anne, married Philip Bill, who settled in IpsR., born June 18, 1864; married, December wich and removed to New London, Connecti10, 1896, Benjamin P. Bill, of Springfield, cut. 6. Thomas, an early settler of Ipswich, Massachu etts; children: Charles Dana, born Massachusetts. 7. Susan, married

RedMay 23, 1898; Benjamin P., Jr., November ington in New England. 8. Abigail. 9. Sarah. 21, 1899.

(II) Captain John Waitt, son of Samuel Mr. ar.d Mrs. Fuller celebrated the golden Waitt, was born about 1618, and was the imanniverse ry of their marriage, May 25, 1903. migrant ancestor. He came with his fatherThey were assisted in receiving by their daugh- in-law, Joseph Hills, to New England in the ters, and were the recipients of many beautiful ship "Susan and Ellen,” from London, in 1638, presents of gold, silver, decorated china and and was an early settler at Mystic Side (Mal

den), where he bought a house and land of Rebecca, born November 22, 1662; married Martha Coyte, widow, in 1644. He was ad March 31, 1681, Jonathan Tufts, son of Peter mitted to the church in Charlestown, January Tufts. 9. Sarah, married April 25, 1684, NaII, 1646-7, and was admitted a freeman May thaniel Stone, of Sudbury. 10. Nathaniel, 26, 1647. He was allowed four pounds eigh- born May 27, 1667. teen shillings "for his writing one booke of the (III) Joseph Waitt, son of John Waitt (2), lawes and for finding paper for both bookes." was born about 1645, and resided at Malden, This was the manuscript of the celebrated Massachusetts. He was admitted freeman in Massachusetts laws of 1648, compiled and per- 1690 and died in 1692.

1690 and died in 1692. He married first, Aufected by Joseph Hills, the first body of laws gust 7, 1672, Hannah Oakes, born in Camestablished by authority in New England. bridge, Massachusetts, May 4, 1657, daughter After the incorporation of Malden in 1649, he of Thomas and Elizabeth Oakes. He married became a leader in its civil and religious life. second, October 24, 1688, Mercy Tufts, daughHe was a stout supporter of Rev. Marmaduke ter of Peter and Mary (Pierce) Tufts. She Matthews in the strife which followed his un married second, June 11, 1694, Lemuel Jenhappy settlement. He was town clerk and kins, of Malden, and died July 19, 1736. Chilselectman for many years, captain of the train dren: 1. Joseph, born about 1675. 2. Thomas, band, commissioner to end small causes, in born about 1679. 3. Peter, born January 20, 1666 he succeeded Joseph Hills as deputy to 1689-90. 4. Jonathan, born February 24, the general court, and represented the town 1691-2; mentioned below. eighteen years. In 1675 he was in the de (IV) Jonathan Waitt, son of Joseph Waitt tachment which King Philip was ordered to (3), was born at Malden, Massachusetts, Febtake to the rendezvous of Major Pynchon, at ruary 24, 1691-2. He resided at East Malden Marlborough, and in certain contingencies until the fall of 1716, when he removed to was to take command of a company in active Lynn, near the Chelsea line (now Saugus). service. In 1680 he was appointed member He died in 1775. He married first, November of a committee to revise the laws, his labor 20, 1712, Elizabeth Pratt, born 1694-5, died with which in 1647 and his long experience March 10, 1714-5, daughter of John Pratt, of as a legislator had doubtless made him famil Malden. He married second, September 26, iar. He was identified with the popular party, 1716, Abigail Waitt, widow of William Waitt, and was one of the faction denounced by Ed who died before her husband. Children: 1. ward Randolph in his "Articles of High Mis Jonathan, married at Lynn, July 10, 1739, demeanor.” With Deputy Governor Stough- Hannah Hawkes; was living in 1775. 2. Elizton and others, 1681, he was chosen to pre abeth, intention of marriage with Deacon Benpare papers for the agents in England and "to jamin Brintnall, of Chelsea, published March do therein as in their wisdom they shall see 7, 1741. 3. Ezra, mentioned below. meet for the end proposed.” He was a mem (V) Ezra Waitt, son of Jonathan Waitt ber of the committee to correspond with and (4), married at Lynn, Massachusetts, March to provide with them. He received the nom 8, 1752, Sarah Hawkes, and died in 1765. His ination for the magistracy in 1683, and in widow married second

Dagge. They 1684 was chosen speaker of the house of dep- had one son, Ezra, born about 1755, mentioned uties. A little later he became blind and re below. tired from public life. He died September 26, (VI) Ezra Waitt, son of Ezra Waitt (5), 1693, aged seventy-five years.

was born about 1755, and died July 2, 1831. He married first in England, Mary Hills, He was a soldier in the Revolution, in Capdaughter of Joseph and Rose Hills. She died tain Edward Burbeck's company, Colonel November 25, 1674, and he married second, Richard Gridley's regiment (artillery) in 1775, August 4, 1675, Sarah Parker of Chelmsford, and also in Captain Newhall's company in who died January 13, 1707-8, aged eighty- 1776. He resided in Lynn, but removed to

Children, all by the first wife: 1. John. East Malden, where he died. He married at 2. Joseph, mentioned below. 3. Samuel, born Lynn, May 15, 1778, Sarah Hutchinson, who October 11, 1650. 4. Mary, born August 31, died at Malden, September 27, 1839, aged 1653; died August 9, 1657. 5. Hannah, born eighty-two. Children, born at Malden: I. September 9, 1656; married October 11, 1676, William, born December 7, 1783. 2. John, William Buckman, of Malden. 6. Mehitable, born January 15, 1785. 3. Nathaniel, born born September 15, 1658; married Deliver December 21, 1787: mentioned below.

4. ance Parkman, of Salem, son of Elias Park Sarah, born May 28, 1790. 5. Jonathan, born man. 7. Thomas, born September 1, 1660. 8. July 10, 1792. 6. David, born May 5, 1795.

(VII) Nathaniel Waitt, son of Ezra Waitt Fox family who have been eminent for so (6), was born at Malden, Massachusetts, De- many generations in New England may have cember 21, 1787. He married, September 15, come from that part of the British Kingdom. 1814, Sarah Neagles, of Malden. Children: (I) Thomas Fox, of Concord and Camborn at Malden: 1. Sarah, born March 9, bridge, Massachusetts, died at Cambridge, 1815. 2. Harriet, born July 19, 1816. 3. April 25, 1693, aged eighty-five years. MarNathaniel, born March 4, 1818. 4. Elizabeth, ried (first) Rebecca -, who died at Conborn January 14, 1819. 5. Michael, born May cord, May II, 1647; married (second), in 21, 1822.

6. Joanna, born September 28, 1650, (marriage contract dated May 24, 1650) 1824. 7. Ephraim Buck, born November 14, Ellen Green, widow of Percival Green, of 1827. 8. Caroline Brown, born April 20, Cambridge, who died May 27, 1682, aged 1830. 9. Martha Ann, born March 13, 1832; eighty-two; married (third), April 24, 1683, married Edward Fuller (see sketch of Fuller Elizabeth Chadwick, widow of Charles Chadfamily herewith). 10. George Wayland, born wick, of Watertown, who died February 22, May II, 1834. 11. Charles Wallace, born 1684-85; married (fourth), December 16, September 8, 1836.

1685, Rebecca Wyeth, widow of Nicholas Wyeth, of Cambridge, and formerly widow of

Thomas Andrew, of Cambridge. She died The statement that the Rev. Jabez his widow in 1698. Thomas Fox moved from FOX Fox, of Woburn, was descended Concord to Cambridge, where in 1652, and

from John Fox, the martyrologist, repeatedly afterwards, he was selectman and was given currency in print in 1814 by Rev. resided in Holmes place, midway between its Timothy Alden, a descendant, who copied into northeasterly angle and North avenue until his work a latinized notice of John Fox (1517- the house was destroyed by fire about 16811587) whom he called a "learned and remote 82. With the exception of a very short resiancestry,” of Rev. Jabez Fox. This theory

This theory dence in Watertown, he afterward probably does not seem feasible and its form was in a occupied the estate on the east side of way exploded as long ago as 1829, when John Holmes place, subsequently owned by StewFarmer, the genealogist, struck it a severe ard Hastings and still later by Abiel Holmes. blow by stating that the martyrologist was Child by first wife: Jabez, born at Concord, born in Boston, Lincolnshire, 1517, and left about 1647. See forward. two sons, Thomas, who was fellow of King's (II) Rev. Jabez Fox, son of Thomas Fox College, Cambridge, and Samuel, fellow of (i), born at Concord, 1647, died at Boston, Magdalen College, Oxford, who wrote his February 28, 1702-03, aged fifty-six years. He father's life. Besides there were two men married Judith Rayner, daughter of Rev. named Thomas Fox among the early settlers John and Frances (Clark) Rayner, of Plymof Massachusetts, one of Cambridge, admitted outh, Massachusetts, and Dover, New freeman in 1638, and the other of Concord, so Hampshire. She married (second) Colonel called, admitted a freeman of the colony in Jonathan Tyng, of Dunstable, and died his 1644. It does not appear that either of these widow, June 5, 1736, “in ye 99th year of her were grandsons of John Fox, the annalist, and Age.” Gravestone at Woburn. Jabez Fox, they were too nearly contemporaneous with M. A., the only child of his parents, was bapthe children and grandchildren of that worthy tized at Concord, where he was born in 1647, to be of that stock. Savage, in 1860, speaks the year in which his mother died. His part of Jabez, probably the only child of Thomas at Commencement on taking his second deof Cambridge, and the only one "to bear up gree is noticed by Sibley, ii, 164. He was a the uncertain traditionary honor ascribed to member of the class of Harvard College 1665. him, of descent from the author of the Book His part noticed by Sibley is a skeleton of of Martyrs."

“Questions in Philosophy," a discussion held It may be remarked in passing that while at Commencement. To part 3, “Is all good the Fox family are numerous in England and necessarily communicative of itself?” Jabez possess some eminent members, there is a Fox replies in the affirmative. A translation family of Fox in Ireland, and the statement of the theme of his remarks from the original current in the Woburn family and of which, Latin is as follows: “Good is apparent or there is no doubt is that John Fox, born superficial: everything good is pleasant. Use1704, son of Rev. John Fox, went to Ireland ful things do not always spread abroad blessin early life to live with a wealthy relative, ings, but often evils; but the greatest good has some bearing on this subject, and that the which truly through itself scatters the high

est blessing is good from essential goodness. Woburn church twenty-three years.

His Whatever the cause such is the effect (or, widow, after a second marriage, died in her more freely, the effect depends upon the ninety-ninth year: her epitaph saying of her cause); and hence the many good things that she was a "woman of most exemplary which flow from a good treasure house." He virtue and piety; rich in grace, ripe for glory. was made a freeman, or voter, in 1667. He The town voted to pay her husband's salary began to preach and was married, when, in for 1703, he dying when but four months of 1678, he was invited to Woburn as a colleague the year had expired. It is not known that pastor with Thomas Carter for one year. he published anything. An abstract of two of When the year had nearly expired he received his sermons have been printed. His resia call from the inhabitants with a liberal sal- dence was in a part of the lot now occupied ary for those times. The call stated that he by the Woburn Public Library. Children: 1. was "to be their minister for his life time.” John, born at Cambridge, May 10, 1678, see Thomas Carter died September 5, 1684, and forward.

forward. 2. Thomas, born at Woburn, July the day of Jabez Fox's ordination as Carter's 6, 1680, died July 10, 1680. 3. Thomas, born colleague is not recorded, but it is supposed November 13, 1681. 4. Jabez, born Decemto be shortly after his call, or sometime in ber 2, 1684, married, March 8, 1705, Hannah November, 1679. The town agreed to build Burroughs, daughter of Rev. George Burhim a house, which was accordingly done. roughs. 5. Judith, born June 19, 1690, died This house was a large one, and was occupied 1690. by him and his son, his successor in the min- (III) Rev. John Fox, son of Rev. Jabez istry, at Woburn, for about seventy-six years.

Fox (2), born at Cambridge, May 10, 1678, It stood a long time after this period, and the died at Woburn, December 12, 1756, aged writer has seen persons who remembered it. seventy-nine years.

seventy-nine years. He married Mary Tyng, Jabez Fox had undoubtedly the confidence who died at Woburn, February, 1764, daughand affections of his parishioners through ter of Hon. Edward and Elizabeth (Clark) life. His salary, as with other country min- Tyng, of Boston. isters, was commonly in arrears, and once to John Fox, M. A., was connected through the amount of seventy pounds. This was cer- his wife with some of the most prominent tainly unfair, but it may be blamed upon the families in Massachusetts, at a time when the pressure and poverty of those times. "It was aristocracy in the Province was a power. He also due to the want of skill in managing fi- was graduated at Harvard College in 1698, nancial affairs. Thus his life as a country and from 1700 to 1703, the time of his father's minister was for the greater part an unhappy death, he was master of the grammar school one, so far as money was concerned, and this in Woburn. He was next invited to become state of affairs was still worse in the case of his father's successor as pastor of the church. his son, as is shown in the sketch of that in- He was ordained October 4, 1703, and redividual. He also was engaged in the latter tained the position of pastor until his death, part of his life to teach the children of the December 12, 1756, in his seventy-eighth year. town to write, and also to give instruction in Long before the end of his ministry his health grammar to such as needed it. But in neith- became impaired and he was often unable to er of these engagements is there any mention preach. For fifteen years also before his of compensation, nor any record of receiving death he was totally blind. It is said that notany; the object of the town being to evade

evade withstanding these obstacles to his usefulness, the penalty of disobeying a law providing for he occasionally preached in public, and often a grammar school, and probably humbled by instructed the youth of the parish in their repast experience in collecting money of the ligious duties, who used to resort to his house town he demanded nothing. It is probable for this purpose. This house was the same also that he smoked tobacco, and he and two that was occupied by his father, and built by others in order to raise some of their own, the town, and it stood on a site directly in were once gently reprimanded by the select- front of the present Woburn Public Library man for their illegal conduct in taking a building. His widow survived him about small piece of land belonging to the highway eight years, but no stone was ever erected to for that purpose. He died of the small pox on designate the spote of either his or her interthe Sabbath, in the forenoon, in Boston, Feb- ment. Rev. Timothy Alden, their greatruary 28, 1702-03, and was buried in Woburn, grandson, who visited Woburn about 1814, where his gravestone is still standing. He is also authority for this statement concerning was aged fifty-six, and had been pastor of the the gravestones. Alden was pastor of a

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