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Calvin7 King, (Micah, Micah," Benjamin* Benjamin,' James? William1), born in Somers, Conn., Feb. 5, 1804; died in Enfield, Conn., Feb. 15, 1853; married in Enfield, March 22, 1825, Caroline Matilda Walsh. Children born in Longmeadow. Issue: 970* i. Calvin Oscar,8 b. March 12, 1826; d. July 16,

1893; m. Lorinda Abbe. 971* ii. Caroline S., b. , 1829; m. May 18, 1848, Samuel

A. Booth. 972* iii. Thomas Erskine, b. June 5, 1834; d. Dec. 28, 1903;

m. Harriet Louise .

973 iv. Harriet, b. Sept. 8, 1849; d. May 5, 1884.

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Mary7 King, (Micah* Micahf Benjamin* Benjamin,1 James,1 William1), born in Somers, Conn., Jany. 20, 1807; died in Enfield, June 14, 1858; married in Enfield, Oct. 10, 1842, Nathaniel Prior (his second wife), who died in Enfield Nov. 2, 1846. They resided at Enfield and there their children were born. Issue:

i. Mary Emily8 Prior, b. July 1, 1843; m- Jan- x» 1864,
Myron D. Allen. No issue. Res. Springfield,
Mass.
ii. George King Prior, b. Dec. 14, 1844; m. Aug. 7,
1868, Elizabeth Abbe, daughter Henry Abbe of
Enfield. He went to California many years ago
and was never after heard from.
Issue:

1 Mary Harriet Prior, b. Feby. 15, 1870; m. Oct.

16, 1895, William Whitney. Res. Enfield,

Conn.
Issue:

1 Elizabeth Abbe10 Whitney, b. Sept. 11,
1906.

2 Grace Elizabeth* Prior, b. Dec. 31, 1872; m.

June 23, 1897, Burton H. Woodward. Res.
Troy, N. Y.

Issue:

1 Henry Abbe10 Woodward, b. April 2, 1898.

2 Burton Knowlton Woodward, b. April 21,

1899.

3 Herman Hall Woodward, b. Feb. 1, 1901. iii Albert8 Prior, b. May, 1846; d. Aug. 11, 1846.

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Marvin King, (Micah, Micah,6 Benjamin* Benjamin,* James,2 William1), born in Somers, Conn., Jany. 20, 1807. Was

a twin with his sister Mary; died ;married (i), Ludlow,

Mass., March 24, 1833, Eunice Brown Alden, born Dec. 23,

1813; died April 22, 1876; (2), Ludlow, Mass., May, 1877, Julia

Chapin. He had 12 children all by his first marriage and born at

Ludlow, Mass.

Issue:

974* i. Mary Medelia,8 b. Feb. 4, 1834; d. Jany. 8, 1874;

m. Oct. 18, 1852, Justus Brown Alden. 975* ii. Marvin Henry, b. April 5, 1835; m. Jany. i860,

Melicia Brewer. 976* iii. Ann Frances, b. Feb. 28, 1837; d. March 14, 1897;

m. April 21, 1863, Charles Henry Knapp. 977* iv. Samuel Alden, b. Dec. 15, 1839; d. Nov. 4, 1900;

m. Dec. 1870, Emma Ann Boyejiton. 978 v. Julia Isadora, b. Mar. 22, 1841; m. Jany. 9, 1892,

Forrester Prouty. 979* vi. Arthur Delano, b. May 13, 1843; m- Nov. 1870,

Lucy Jones Brewer. 980 vii. Homer Washington, b. Dec. 8, 1844; d. Sept. 5,

1846. 981* viii. Homer Rising, b. June 4, 1846; m. Dec. 2, 1869,

Hattie Louisa Ward. 982* ix. Olive Eugenia, b. May 14, 1848; m. May 12, 1867;

Charles Woolley.

983 x. Frank Emmet, b. May 26, 1850; d. Oct. 1, 1852.

984 xi. Frederick Augustus, b. Nov. 17, 1852. Res. Wor

cester, Mass. 985* xii. Lellia Imogen, b. Dec. 23, 1854; m. Jany. 3, 1876, Edward Payson Miller.

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Arethusa7 King, (Micah," Micah," Benjamin* Benjamin* James,2 William,1) born in Somers, Conn., Sept. 16, 1809; died July 25, 1894; married in Ludlow, Mass., Oct. 29, 1832, David Alden, a descendant of John Alden of the Mayflower, who died Nov. 5, 1888.

Issue:

i. Sarah Elizabeth8 Alden, b. Sept. 5, 1833; d. June
10, i860; m. Jany. 1853, Elam Olcott Allen.
Issue:

1 Edgar Olcott" Allen, b. Oct. 10, 1859. Res.
Springfield, Mass.
ii. Lucius David8 Alden, b. Dec. 15, 1835; d. May 16,
1898; m. (1), Feb., 1859, Sarah Jane Holkins; d.
Sept. 1881; (2), July 15, 1890, Lucy Morris
Chaffee of Hampden, Mass., an authoress. Over
two hundred of her productions have appeared in
various periodicals.
Issue:

1 Sarah Jennie* Alden, b. Aug. 31, i860; m. —,

John S. Dunn of West Gardner, Mass., where they still reside and where their children were born. Issue:

1 Delbert Alden10 Dunn, b. Nov. 10, 1884.

2 Marion Abigail Dunn, b. Oct. 25, 1890.

2 George Henry9 Alden, b. Sept. 5, 1862; m. ,

1888, Winnifred McCormick. Res. Springfield, Mass. Issue:

1 'Winnifred Mary10 Alden, b. March 22, 1899.

2 Matthew David Alden, b. Dec. 15, 1890.

3 Sarah Jane Alden, b. Oct. 12, 1892.

4 John Dexter Alden, b. May, 1894.

5 Ralph Henry Alden, b. Feb. 1897.

iii. Mary Ellen8 Alden, b. ;d. in infancy.

iv. Emerette Lucina Alden, b. Sept. 23, 1840. Resides

on the old homestead at Enfield, Conn. v. Ellen Maria Alden, b. Nov. 21, 1846; m. Enfield, Oct. 7, 1868, Charles H. Guy. Res. Enfield, Conn. Issue:

1 Maud Leanna* Guy, b. Dec. 30, 1871; m. June 20, 1894, David Newell. No issue.

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Panthea7 King, (Micah.9 Micah* Benjamin* Benjamin* James,2 William1), born in Somers, Conn., Sept. 15, 1817; died Oct. 16, 1898; married in Longmeadow, Mass., Nov. 10, 1837, Erasmus D. Chaffee of Wilbraham, Mass. Erasmus D. Chaffee and George Henry' King (Micah6) went to California about the year 1850 and never returned. It is supposed they died there. Issue:

i. Mary Ellen" Chaffee, b. Jany. 25, 1840; d. May 30,

1874. She was a teacher and a fine singer, ii. George Edgar Chaffee, b. Feb. 9, 1850; d. Sept. 3, 1904; m. Elizabeth F. Billingr, June 25, 1872. His widow still lives in Springfield, Mass. Issue:

1 Frank Edgar" Chaffee, b. July 25, 1875; d. Oct.

5. 1875.

2 Frank Billings Chaffee, b. Sept 3, 1877; m.

Feb. 21, 1900, Margaret May Stannard.
Issue:

1 Edgar Wellington10 Chaffee, b. Jany. 15,

1901.

2 Frank Dudley Chaffee, b. Nov. 20, 1906.

3 Arthur Nickerson" Chaffee, b. July 2, 1880;

m. Sept. 1, 1902, Nettie S. Phillips.

4 Josie Esther Chaffee, b. Dec. 24, 1882; m.

Charles Frederick Easley, April 19, 1903. Issue: 1 Marion Elizabeth10 Easley, b. Jany. 8, 1904.

5 Nellie Marion" Chaffee, b. Dec. 13, 1883; d.

July 26, 1884.

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Cindonia7 King, (Micah,0 Micah,'1 Benjamin* Benjamin* James,1 William1), born in Longmeadow, Mass., July 2, 1820; died in Buckland, Conn., Jany. 18, 1907; married in Longmeadow, Mass, Aug. 1, 1844, Spencer Chaffee of Somers, Conn., born June 21, 1812. The sweet disposition and unselfish saintly life of Mrs. Cindonia (King) Chaffee deserve a word of eulogy. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Chaffee made their home in Somers, Conn., where Mr. Chaffee conducted a farm. Later he was engaged with his brother in selling goods through the Southern States. He was a man of more than usual ability, a fine type of the man, who a half century ago gave New England its reputation for ability and integrity in the business world. He was, however, early a victim of consumption and died at 41 years of age, just as the material fruits of his labors seemed about to be realized, leaving the young wife with one little girl to face life's battle alone. Mrs. Chaffee spent a year or two in Springfield, Mass., then returned to Somers and upon the marriage of her daughter, Harriet Eliza Chaffee to Clayton Grant of South Windsor, Conn., went to live with them. She had been, for many years, a member of the Congregational Church at Somers. Her last illness was only a fading away of the physical. The end came in perfect peace. We commonly call it the end. But if we take the larger and happier view of life, believing its vicissitudes merely incidental to the development of the divine in us, then certainly the going of those we call "full of years" is really a springing into new life—a glad valedictory. "Say not good-night, but in some brighter clime, bid me good-morning." Issue:

i. Harriet Eliza8 Chaffee, b. April 25, 1848; m. June 20, 1867, Clayton8 Grant (Leonard,7 Russell,8 Edward Chapman,5 John,' John,8 Samuel,2 Mathew1) of South Windsor, Conn. Res. Buckland, Conn.

Issue:

1 Gertrude Mabel8 Grant, b. Somers, Conn., July 3, 1868.

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George Henry7 King, (Micah* Micah? Benjamin,* Benjamin? James,2 William1), born ;died . This name is

often written in the records as Henry G. King of Longmeadow and Enfield. He went to California about 1850 with his brotherin-law, Erasmus D. Chaffee and neither ever returned. It is supposed both died there. It was rumored that George Henry King married in California and had a son but we have been unable thus far to trace him.

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