1751 September 24 (Tuesday). Went to See little Breck at t’other House — found him better. Mr. Jotham Maynard came from Mr. Joshua Townsend to desire me to attend the Funeral of a Child of his (about 5 Years old) who has dy’d of the Throat Distemper — He having bury’d his son Joshua, near 10 years old, of the Same Distemper — Mr. Martyn gone to Stow. I rode over, and din’d with Mrs. Martyn. N.B. Messrs. Whitney (of Nitchewog), Maccarty, Davis, and Humphreys — going to the Ordination at Weston. Mrs. Martyn rode with me to the Burying at Mr. Townsends. N.B. very few males only 2 from the Neighbourhoood there, till they were oblig’d to send out for Neighbours to come and assist by which means they made it late.
The Reverend Aaron Whitney of the plantation called Nichewoag, which became the town of Petersham in 1754.
The Reverend James Humphrey (Harvard 1744), the minister of Payquage or Pequoig plantation (later the town of Athol), 1750-1782. Sibley, XI, 416-418.