Col. James(20), Esq. Oyster River, for many yrs. a leading citizen of Dover, leading man in Durham aft. it was set off, and influential in the Prov. Captain of scouting companies in the Ind. Wars and in a Canadian exped., he rose in military rank to Lt. Col. Early a J. P., from 1717 was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Repeatedly moderator of Dover town meetings, he was the usual moderator in Durham; was select. in both towns, and was Assemblyman from Dover nearly 20 yrs. … Will 18 Oct. 1748, d. 8 Sep. 1749. He m. 1 Oct. 1688 Elizabeth Chesley who d. first. See Jeremy Belknap's account of the longevity of his ch. N. E. Reg. 36.435. James, b. 10 July 1689, liv. in Madbury on his grf.'s gr. … He m. 5 Nov. 1728 Ruth Ayer of Haverhill, who d. 28 Apr. 1730; 2d 14 Apr. 1743 Elizabeth Paine of York. Ch. 1+5. Thomas, b. 20 Oct. 1690, Major and J. P., Madbury, did not marry. Acc. by Sobriety Thomas in 1721 (and vig. contest.), and by Ann Nute in 1743, whose ch. was called Elizabeth Davis. In 1765 he deeded half his homestead to Joseph and Elizabeth Pinkham. Samuel, b. 26 Sep. 1692, Madbury, liv. on half of his grf.'s gr. … Will 26 July 1774, d. 26 Feb. 1789 'aged 97.' His w. Martha (Chesley) d. in 1791, called 102 yrs. old. 6 or m. ch. Daniel, b. 29 Jan. 1695, d. in Durham in Jan. 1759, est. div. in 1764 among wid. Elizabeth and 7 ch. … Sarah, b. 3 Mar. 1697, m. Capt. Joseph Hicks, d. 20 Jan. 1788. Hannah, b. 28 Mar. 1699, m. 23 Mar. 1726-7 Clement Deering, s. of Clement. Elizabeth, b. 13 July 1701, m. John Hicks. Ephraim, b. 30 Apr. 1704, had the homestead. … He m. (self record) 7 Dec. 1731 one Ruth. Selectm. 1743. 5 ch.