three sons and John five, there are multitudes of Edward's posterity, who bear his name, and only five of John's. Forty-four of Edward's descendants were in the Revolutionary Army, from Newton, and not one of John's. Now (1854) there are but three families in town of Edward's descendants, that bear his name.
(Pages 332, 333.) 1 insert here a single family of the older branch:
4. Abraham, s. of John (2), m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Biscoe of Wat., and had Elizabeth, b. 8 Aug. 1680, m. Ephraim Williams, and d. before 1739, leaving two sons, Ephraim, a distinguished soldier, and the founder of Williams College; and Thomas, a physician in Hatfield; John, b. 25 Ap. 1682; Sarah, b. 21 Aug. 1684, m. Joseph Fuller, Jr., and was mother of Hon. Abraham Fuller; Margaret, b. 1685, m. Henry Bright; Mary, b. 2 Dec. 1686, d. young; Hannah, m. James Trowbridge, Jr., 1712; Mary, b. 19 Jan. 1689, m Daniel Cook — Ap. 1722; Abigail, b. 21 Mar. 1690, d. young; Abigail, b. 1692, d. 26 Jan. 1703; Abraham,