Let is first be known that this is not a listing of all CALL and/or GREELEY Families in New Hampshire, nor even in the Boscawen NH area. I happened to purchase three interesting photographs on Ebay–that of Levi Fellows Call, his wife Mary (McCoy) Call, and his sister, Emma S. (Call) Greeley. To learn more about the people behind the faces, it meant researching the Call and Greeley families. My focus was more on the New Hampshire CALL lineage.
It is interesting to note my discovery that I am related to the people pictured, albeit distantly through their [Mehetable and other] JACKMAN lines.
===ORIGIN OF SOME CALL FAMILIES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE===
Philip Call, b 1684 in Newbury MA, possibly son of John Cole, or Philip Call. He died 10 Aug 1757. He married 20 Jan 1706/07 in Amesbury MA to Sarah Tressel, daughter of Henry & Martha (Ring) Tressell. She was killed by Indians in 1754. A “weaver” while in Amesbury MA. One of the first settlers of Contoocook NH. According to one source: “After the close of hostilities in 1749, he moved up the Merrimack, a little more than a mile beyond the line of Contoocook, to the fertile intervale of Bakerstown (South Franklin), and began a clearing on the Webster farm. While living there, in 1754, the Indians made a descent upon the place, and killed Mrs. Call, as already narrated in the journal of events. It is supposed that Philip Call lived and died in Salisbury, and that he was buried in the cemetery in South Franklin: but no stone marks his resting place. It is not unlikely that the Indians were well acquainted with Philip Call. He was a good Indian fighter, and possibly they took particular pleasure in making a descent upon his place. His son Stephen was one of the first selectmen of Salisbury, upon the organization of the town in 1768. He served in Capt. Webster’s company, Col. Nichol’s regiment, in the Rhode Island campaign, 1776. The Call family of Franklin and Hill are descendants of Philip. ”
Children of Philip & Sarah (Tressel) Call:
1. Philip Call, b. 26 May 1707 in Amesbury MA: m. Dorothy Hadley. She hid with her oldest child behind the chimney of their house during a massacre, saving her life.
2. Obadiah Call, b 16 Nov 1709; m. Eleanor —
3. Sarah Cole, b. 8 March 1715 in Newbury MA; m. Hezekiah Colby
4. Martha Call, b. 7 Feb 1718 m. Richard Jackman
5. +Moses Call, b 9 Jan 1725/26 Amesbury MA; m. Mehitable Jackman
6. Stephen Call b 9 Nov 1728 Portsmouth NH; m. Eunice Danforth,
Moses Call, son of Philip and Sarah (Tressel) Call; b 19 January 1726 in Amesbury MA [Amesbury MA Births, page 46] and d 19 October 1810 ; m. before 1751 to Mehetable Jackman, dau of Deacon George and Hannah (Bishop) Jackman. She b. 1729 and d. 19 October 1809 in NH, aged 80. In 1764 he was Constable of Boscawen NH. At the breaking out of the Revolutionary war, Lieut. Moses Call served on the Committee of Safety, was an officer in the Boscawen company and took part in the battle of Bunker Hill, being a lieutenant in Capt. Kimball’s company in the Bennington campaign of 1777, the company marching July 4th of that year to oppose Gen. Burgoyne’s advance from Canada to Lake Champlain.
Constitutionalist newspaper, Exeter NH, printed Monday, Dec 10, 1810–DEATHS: In Boscawen, 19th Oct. Mehitable Call, aged 81; widow to Lt. Moses Call.
Children of Moses & Mehetable (Jackman) Call:
1. Hannah Call, b. 6 Sep 1751 Boscawen NH
2. Phebe Call, b. 11 Sep 1753 Boscawen NH, died young
3. +Moses Call, b. 12 June 1755 Boscawen NH
5. Capt. Silas Call, b. 17 March 1758 Boscawen NH; officer in the War of 1812, dying in service; m. Molly Corser, daughter of John
6. Phebe Call, b. 10 Sep 1760 Boscawen NH
7. Timothy Call, b. 13 Feb 1763 Boscawen NH; drowned July 1804 in Lake Champlain. Father of Henry Cleveland Call.
8. David Call, b. 18 May 1765 Boscawen NH
9. Daniel Call, b. 13 Oct 1767 Boscawen NH
10. Nathan Call, b. 15 Oct 1770 Boscawen NH
Lieut. Moses Call, Jr. son of Moses & Mehetable (Jackman) Call, b. 12 June 1755 in Boscawen NH d 1796 [according to his tombstone]; m. 26 Oct 1779 in Newbury MA to Sarah Boynton, dau of Enoch & Rachel (Foster) Boynton. She b 10 Oct 1755 in Gloucester, Essex Co. MA and d. 8 May 1834 in Boscawen NH. They are both buried in Corser Hill Cemetery, Webster NH.
Children of Moses & Sarah (Boynton) Call:
1. Enoch Call, b. 3 Oct 1780 Boscawen NH, d. Dec 1812
2. Moses Call, b. 21 Jan 1782 Boscawen NH; d. 1 May 1848; m. Sarah “Sally” Fellows, dau of Richard & Rachel (Scribner) Fellows
3. John Call, b. 15 May 1784 Boscawen NH, d. 11 Sep 1844
4. Sarah Call, b. 12 Jan 1786 Boscawen NH
5. +David Call, b 24 June 1791 in Boscawen NH
6. Nathan Call, b. 12 Dec 1792 in Boscawen NH
7. Luke Call, b. 5 May 1795 in Boscawen NH.
David Call, son of Moses and Sarah (Boynton) Call, b. 24 June 1791 in Boscawen NH, and d. 28 July 1861 in Webster NH. He married 13 March 1820 in Boscawen NH to Polly Fellows, dau of Moses & Sarah (Stevens) Fellows. She b. 18 Feb 1800 in Salisbury NH and d. 25 Feb 1862 in Webster NH. They are both buried in Beaver Dam Cemetery, Webster NH. He was a black smith residing in Boscawen NH
1860 US Census > NH > Merrimack Co. > Boscawen
David Call M 68 NH blacksmith
Polly Call F 60 NH
Phebe Jane Call F 19 NH teacher
Children of David & Polly (Fellows) Call:
1. Sarah Elizabeth Call 1821-1881; m. Abial Rolfe.
2. Alvira Call 1824-1848; m. 11 March 1847 in Newburyport MA to Joseph B. Coulliard, son of Joshua & Nancy. He was a manufacturer.
3. +Levi Fellows Call b 20 March 1827, d. 1916; m. Mary A. McCoy
4. Mary Call b 1830; m. John Carpenter Abbott
5. Royal Harris Call b 1833, d. 1914; m. Sarah E. Currier; physician, resided at Lowell MA.
6. +Emma Stevens “Emily” Call, b. Nov 1835 Webster NH
Levi Fellows Call, son of David & Polly (Fellows) Call, b. 20 March 1827 in Boscawen NH, died 18 May 1916 in Concord NH. He married Mary A. McCoy, dau of Israel and Martha (Hall) McCoy. She b. 13 May 1833 in Wolfboro VT and d. 1 Nov 1921 at the NH State Hospital in Concord NH. In 1853 working for Nathan Call at 185 State Street, or 1 Call’s Block. They are buried in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord NH. He resided in Concord NH for 68 years, residing at his death at 26 Mill Street. A plumber by trade. According to the 1900 US Census, they had no children.
Emma Stevens “Emily” Call, daughter of David & Polly (Fellows) Call, b 3 November 1835 Webster New Hampshire, died 16 March 1907 in Boscawen NH; she married 14 June 1864 in Concord NH [Greeley genealogy says in Lawrence MA] to Nathaniel R. Greeley, son of Reuben & Mary Ann (Shirley) Greeley. He was born 10 June 1829 in Boscawen NH, and died 9 February 1924 in Boscawen NH. He was an optician. Resided Penacook and Webster, New Hampshire.
1920 US Census > NH > Merrimack Co. > Concord
Nathaniel Greeley Head M 90 NH
Leon Greeley son M 54 NH
Lou Greeley dau-in-law F 57 NH
1930 US Census > NH > Merrimack Co. > Concord
Walter W. Wilmot Head M 30 MA VT ME Jan 1870 Brakeman RR
Leonora G. Wilmot Wife F 32 NH NH NH Aug 1868 1 child 0 living
Emma S. Greeley mother-in-law F 65 NH NH NH Nov 1835 married 36 yrs 4 ch 2 living
Children of Nathaniel R. and Emma S. (Call) Greeley:
1. Leon Marshall Greeley, b 15 Apr 1866 Webster NH, d. 14 May 1952 in Boscawen NH, aged 86; m. 3 May 1891 in Portsmouth NH to Emma S. Randall, dau of Daniel S. & Emily A. (Adams) Randall. He was a printer by trade. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Penacook NH. Child: Randall Horace Greeley, b. 7 October 1893, who m. 31 Dec 1927 in Manchester NH to Cecile K. Blackstone, dau of Sumner E. & Lillian (Welcome) Blackstone. He died July 1970. He was a WPA Illustrator.
2. Leonora Geneva Greeley, b 26 Aug 1868 Webster NH, d. 11 Nov 1900; m. 9 May 1897 in Webster NH to Walter W Wilmot, son of Willard W. & Frances A. (Usher) Wilmot. He b. Jan 1870 in Lowell MA. Their child, Gustin Fellows Wilmot, b. 1 July 1898 in Concord NH, died the next day.
3. Horace Wendall Greeley, b. 2 July 1872, d. 14 Aug 1873
4. Winnifred Evelyn Greeley, b. 5 Sep 1874, d. 16 Aug 1875
Genealogy of the Greely-Greeley Family, by George Hiram Greeley
The Call Family, compiled by B.F. Cummings, 1898 [a different CALL family but provided here for the interest].