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3108 II SARAH BASSETT, b. 22 Nov. 1851.
3109 III JAMES HENRY,9 b. 30 Mch. 1853.

JABEZ LINDSEY, [2400C] of Lee, N. Y., had chil.
LEVI M.,9 b. 5 July 1850 (?)

3110 I

3111 II

EUNICE HELLEN, b. 11 June 1852.

3112 III JULIUS UGENE,9 b. 3 Jan. 1855.

DAVID C., [2164] of Sterling, Ill., had chil.

3113 I HELEN M., b. 31 July 1831 at Fairfax, Vt., m. in 1847. Had 2 chil.

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3115 III HENRY M.,9 b. 18 Aug. 1835, d. 15 Sept. 1836. The above were b. in Georgia, Vt.

And by his 2d wife he had the following chil. :

3116 IV SALMON,9 b. 8 Aug. 1842.

3117 V

3118 VI

JAMES,9 b. 8 July 1845, d. 31 July 1846.
EMMA,9 b. 4 May 1846.

3119 VII WESLEY,9 b. 19 Sept. 1848.

The last four were b. in Sterling, Ill.

JULIUS A., [1405] of Ware, had chil.

3120 I ELLEN J., b. at Chicopee Falls 17 Mch., and d. 17 Sept. 1845.

3121 II

EUGENE, b. at Ware 10 Jan. 1848.

3122 III CHARLIE,9 b. 19 July 1851, d. 10 May 1852. 3123 IV MARY ELLA,9 b. 23 Dec. 1852.

GEORGE WASHINGTON [2400P] of Columbus, O., had chil.

I GEORGE DEMPSEY,9 b. 16 Mch. 1840.



3125 II

3126 III

NANCY JANE,9 b. 28 Apl. 1844.

3127 IV

3128 V

3129 VI

NEOMA,9 (?) b. 17 Sept. 1846, d. 6 Jan. 1848.
LOUISA,9 (?) b. 17 Nov. 1848.

MITCHELL, b. 18 Dec. 1851.

3130 VII ISABELLA Martha,9 b. 11 June 1854.

ROBERT N., [2400T] of Fort Covington, N. Y., had chil. 3131 I JOHN C.,9 b. at Fort Covington in 1833. Resides at Oswego, N. Y. Is an active and enterprising merchant; and Sarah E.; Margarette Ellen; and Phebe L.


CHARLES FISHER [2429] of Bellingham, had chil. 3141 I ALBERT TENNEY,10 b. 1 Feb. 1848.

3142 II CHARLES LINCOLN,10 b. 19 Sept. 1850.

LEWIS, [2891] of Poland, Me., had chil.

3143 I ARABELLA,10 b. 12 Oct. 1846.

3144 II

ELLA,10 b. 21 May 1848. 3145 III LOUISA,10 b. 9 Mch. 1851.

EDWARD PAUL, [2905] of Dalton, N. H., had chil. 3146 I ELLA.10

ALONZO RITTER,1o [2801] of N. Y. city, had chil.
ELIZABETH ADELINE,10 b. 7 July 1840.

GEORGIANNA MONTGOMERY, 10 b. 16 Nov., d. 10 Dec.

3149 I

3150 II

ALONZO RITTER,10 b. 24 Sept. 1842.

3151 III


3152 IV

CHARLES ALLERTON,10 b. 11 Nov. 1844.

3153 V

MATILDA RITTER,10 b. 21 Dec. 1846.

3154 VI GEORGE MONTGOMERY,10 b. 15 Mch., d. 27 Aug. 1848.

3155 VII ARTHUR STEWART,10 b. 25 Mch. 1851.

All b. in N. Y. city.

JOHN HENRY HOBART, [2804] of N. Y. city, had


3156 I

3157 II

MARY HUDDART,10 b. 6 Apl. 1848.


3158 III MATILDA RITTER,10 b. 15 Nov. 1852.

3159 IV JOHN HENRY,10 b. 31 Oct. 1853,d. 18 Mch. 1854. All b. in N. Y. city. 1 AP 59

ALEXANDER, [2795] of N. Y. city, had chil.

3160 I SUSIE WELD,10 b. 1852.

II CHARLOTTE,10 b. 7 Jan. 1855.



ISAAC ALLERTON. — As Mary Allerton, the wf. of Elder Thomas Cushman, is the maternal ancestor of the Cushman race, a brief sketch of the life of her distinguished father, who was one of the Puritans of the May Flower, seems to be proper at the conclusion of this work,1

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a fac-simile of whose autograph we give, which was written about the year 1753, was one of those who, about the year 1608 or 1609 left his native land (Old England) and settled at Leyden, in Holland, "for the sake of purity of conscience and liberty of worship."2 The time or place of his birth, (like that of most of our Puritan Fathers,) is not known. It is supposed, however, from contemporaneous facts, that he must have been born about the year 1583, and was first married about the year 1604 or 1605. If we are correct in these assumptions he was m. and had two chil. when he left England for Holland, and his two daughters, Mary and Sarah, were b. in Holland."

The first intimation we have of Mr. A. is in a letter written from Holland to the agent of the Puritans, Messrs. Carver and Robert Cushman, who were then in England, June, 1620, that "the coming of Mr. Nash and their pilot is a great encouragement to them."

1 The author had prepared a minute and somewhat elaborate biography of Isaac Allerton, but has not space for it in this volume.

2 Prince's N. E. Chronology.

His third child, Mary, d. in 1699 aged 90. She was, therefore, b. in 1609. Having two older chil. he must have been b. as early as the year we have mentioned, and consequently was about 26 years of age when he emigrated to Holland, and about 37 when he came to Plymouth.

This letter, signed by the initials of four persons, and I. A. (undoubtedly Isaac Allerton) was one of them.1

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The next that we hear of him is at the formation of the memorable "compact on board of the May Flower, in Cape Cod, or Provincetown Harbor, Nov. 11, 1620, O. S. He was the fifth signer of that instrument, and was one of nine of the forty-one signers to whom Gov. Bradford in his journal gives the honorable prefix of " Mr." The names of Carver, Bradford, Winslow and Brewster, being the only ones that preceded his, we may safely infer that his conventional position was quite prominent among those who laid the foundation of the civil polity and religious freedom of the American Republic.

In Sargeant's great painting of the Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, the property of the "Pilgrim Society," Isaac Allerton and his wife have an honorable position, and are seen on the left of the picture stepping from the vessel on to Plymouth Rock. Gov. Bradford's journal says: Friday, 22d. (Dec. 1620, O. S.) This morning good-wife Alderton was delivered of a son, but deadborn.' This was the second child b. since the Pilgrims left Holland, It was the son of Allerton, though spelled Alderton, as it frequently


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The first entry of the Plymouth Colony Records is an assignment of "Garden Plottes" to those who came first, containing one "aker," and "Mr. Isaac Allerton was one of that number. In that record the honorary title, as it was then considered, of "Mr." was given only to Elder Brewster and to Allerton. A few years subsequently, a tract of land was assigned him "at Rocky Nook, Jones River Precinct," afterwards called Kingston, where he built a house and resided several years. Mr. A. afterwards sold his house and land at Rocky Nook" vnto my well beloued sonne-in-law, Thomas Cushman," and it was occupied by the latter till the time of his death.

But the cold blasts of an inclement season were not the greatest trials that the Plymouth Pilgrims had to endure. Disease and death were among them. Mr. Allerton did not escape these afflictions. In Dec. he lost a child, and in Feb., says Bradford's Journal, "The 25th dies Mary, the wife of Mr. Isaac Allerton." To lose such a friend at such a time and under such circumstances, must have been a most severe trial of his faith and his confidence in the goodness of an overruling Providence. Submission to the will of God was, however, a prominent part of the religious doctrine of the Puritans.

Of Mrs. A. we know but little. She was probably from 35 to 40 years of age at her decease, and left four children. In Sargeant's painting of the Landing of the Pilgrims, she is represented as having a fine face, rather beautiful, and as being of a "meek and quiet spirit."

"Thursday night, 22 March 1621. That night we kept good watch, but there was no appearance of danger" from the Indians. "The next day Capt. Standish and Mr. Isaac Allerton went ventu

'Young's Chronicles of the Pilgrims.

rously to visit King Massasoit, and were received by him after his manner. He gave them three or four ground-nuts and some tobacco."1

Gov. Carver having died in April, 1621, "Mr. William Bradford was chosen Governor and Mr. Isaac Allerton his Assistant, who are by renewed elections continued together sundry yeares." How many years he served in the capacity of Assistant or Lt. Governor, is not known, as no lists of the Assistants are given until 1633, when he was not of the number.

In Sept. 1621, a party of ten men (among whom Isaac Allerton is supposed to have been one) were sent to visit the Massachusetts Indians, that lived in the vicinity of what is now the city of Boston. They went by water and were absent four days. At that time, or on some subsequent excursion, three small islands, being the outermost islands as you approach Boston harbor from the east, were named "The Brewsters" in honor of Elder Brewster, a very distinguished man of the Colony, and probably one of the party. And the first headland or Cape of Nantasket, at the entrance of Boston harbor (now in the town of Hull) was named Point Allerton, after their worthy associate, Isaac Allerton. On the old maps it has frequently been spelled "Point Alderton," and his name was sometimes spelled and pronounced so by others. But on the map of Mass., published under the authority and at the expense of the State, in 1844, it is correctly spelled "Point Allerton."

In the spring of 1624 there was another division of land and "Isaac Allerton had 7 akers. These lye on the south side of the brooke, to the Bay-wards."

In 1626 or thereabouts, Mr. A., having been a widower over 5 years, married Fear Brewster, dau. Elder Brewster. She came over with her sister Patience in the ship Ann in 1623. She d. in 1634, having had but one child, Isaac, from whom the Allertons have all descended.2

The latter part of 1626 Mr. A. "was sent by the Colony to England, partly to make some supply for us, and to see if he could make any reasonable composition with the Adventurers.'

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A bond, signed by Gov. Bradford, Isaac Allerton and others, was given, dated July 2d, 1626, for the purpose of raising money for the Colony.

'Mount's Relation. Bradford's Journal.

2 We take this opportunity to correct a historical error contained in the publications of the Mass. Hist. Society, 3d series, vol. vii. A letter from Rev. Dr. Leonard Bacon of New Haven, Conn., to Hon John Davis, dated 15 June 1838, published in that volume says: "We may reasonably conclude that in him (Isaac Allerton 3d,) the race of Isaac Allerton (the Pilgrim) in the male line became extinct." That is not a fact. The ninth generation from Isaac Allerton 1st, is now living, and more than a hundred persons of the name of Allerton, direct descendants of the old Pilgrim of the May Flower, now reside in the city and State of New York.

3 Mass. Hist. Coll., vol. 3.

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