Persis Swift, 10th child of Mary Ann (Sedgwick) Swift (B5) and
Rev. Job Swift, was born March 28, 1788, at Bennington,
Vermont, and died September 5, 1815, shortly after the birth of
her only child, at Turner, Maine. She married August 18, 1813,
Rev. Allen Greely of Turner, son of Eliphalet Greely and Sarah
Prince Greely. He graduated at Dartmouth in 1804, taught at
Deerfield Academy, was tutor at Middlebury College and was
ordained pastor of the Congregational Church at Turner. Child
1. Persis, b. June 21, 1815, at Turner, Maine. (B5A,1)
Note: Miss Dutcher writes "the name 'Greely' is spelled in this
way in our branch but Philip Greeley Stevens prefers to insert
the 'e' between the '1' and 'y'."
Persis Greely, only child of Persis (Swift) Greely (B5A) and
Rev. Allen Greely, was born June 21, 1815, at Turner, Maine,
and died November 28, 1850 at St. Albans, Vermont. She
married September 21, 1836, at Portland, Maine, Chellis Fay
Safford, a merchant of St. Albans, born April 30, 1803.
Children, all born at St. Albans (Safford):
1. Persis Elizabeth, b. April 21, 1838. (B5A,11)
2. Herbert, twin, b. March 19, 1840; d. June 19, 1863.
3. Henry, twin, b. March 19, 1840; d. February 9, 1861.
4. Emily, b. July 25, 1841. (B5A,14)
5. Alfred Greely, b. in August, 1844. (B5A,15)
6. Harriet, b. May 22, 1846. (B5A,16)
7. Eliphalet, b. August 1, 1848; d. August 26, 1849.
Persis Elizabeth Safford, 1st child of Persis (Greely) Safford
(B5A,1) and Chellis F. Safford, was born April 21, 1838, at St.
Albans, Vermont, and attended the Young Ladies' Academy
there of which Miss Emily Baker was principal. She taught
French and algebra in the academy and married there Marshall
Mason of that city, son of Leonard Mason and Priscilla
(Whitney) Mason, a civil engineer and a St. Albans city official
in charge of the water works and streets. They resided at St.