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[333] as much so there, as in all his ‘rovings on this globe.’ His family were agreeable, and provisions cheap as heart could wish. The past summer he had built another house (Mr. Frothingham would give information of the particulars). He followed the market and trafficked in produce. The last winter he had made 6569 lbs. of sausages for sale. He at present traded in crockery-ware and et ceteras. People said he was a thrifty man. He stated, ‘You must know this has got to be a great city, full of every good thing but good men and women.’ His family consisted of five children by a second wife—viz.: Anna, 18 years; William, 16; Nelson, 12; Adeline, 10; Amanda, 8. With his pension and earnings he lived very comfortably. He asked for news of brothers Ebenezer, Gad, Jacob and their families.

In a letter dated Cincinnati, 9 Sept. 1827, he says, ‘My children of the first crop have gone from me, from Dan to Beersheba.’ He knew nothing of them, excepting that George, Polly, Francis and Henry resided near the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, where he had formerly lived. His daughter Susanna had died about a year before near Lebanon, Ohio, and he thinks left nine children ‘to mourn her absence.’ Elisha and Joshua, his sons, now lived in Indiana, about forty miles from him. Where the rest were, he did not know. By the wife now living with him he has had six children (one then deceased). William, the eldest, lived with the son Joshua. Three girls and one boy were living at home. He had finished a snug, small house. The country was, ‘to sum it in one word,’ in his opinion superior ‘to the land of Canaan of old, spoken of in Moses's law!’

Grapes, peaches, apples, pears, plums and vegetables grew in abundance, and good pork, beef, veal, the best of mutton, and fish, both salt and fresh, were plenty. Pork and roasting beef were from one and a half to four cents per pound. He had more of these than he could sell. Good bacon was sold at any price to save the seller and make a little. His lot and house cost him about $1000. The canal from Cincinnati to Lake Erie was expected to be finished by the next summer. It was nearly done in and about Cincinnati already. About three years before he was at Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Flour was from $1 to $1.60 a hundred. Corn meal from twelve cents to twenty-five cents a bushel. He wished to be remembered to Mr. Frothingham.

In 1842 Joshua's children Elisha, Joshua and Francis were of Terrehaute, Ind.; George, of Manchester, Morgan Co., Ill.; Henry, of Spring Township, Crawford Co., Penn.; Eliza was wife of Peter King, of Martinsville, Morgan Co., Ind.; Hannah and Polly, unknown; Fanny, of Springfield. Ohio; William, of Cincinnati; Nelson, of Terrehaute, Ind.; Adeline and Amanda, of Cincinnati; Susanna, Prentice and Nancy had been dead for some years; and others believed to be dead. The brothers could not tell the precise number of their father's children at the date above given.

(i) Jacob, a. of Ebenezer (1), living at Cambridge in 1842, was proprietor of the famous Fresh Pond Hotel, and father of the celebrated Rocky Mountain pioneer, Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth, who was one of the most active and energetic men ever born in Cambridge.—See Paige, 705.

(6) Gad, s. of Ebenezer (1), living at McLean, Licking Co., Ohio, in 1842. He was located at Wendell, Mass., before 8 Sept. 1820. A letter to his sister Anna Cutter, dated at Wendell, 19 June, 1825, and mailed from New Salem, the adjoining town, contains some family particulars. His youngest son was David. Four of his children were living away from him in a section (name not given) where a revival of religion was in progress, and two of them (sons) had become converts. His only daughter went three hundred miles from him that winter, married Silas Stiles, Esq. and lived near Sackett's Harbor. He had about twenty head of cattle, two horses and many sheep. The stage ran three times a week by his house, and he was one of the proprietors. He mentioned brothers Ebenezer, Joshua, John and Jacob, the widow of Jonas, Aunt Weston, Mr. James Francis, his two sons Nathan and David, and a granddaughter Nancy.

(7) John, s. of Ebenezer (1) (Postmaster of Harrisburg, 1801), living at 77 Wood St., Philadelphia, Penn., in 1842.

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