Their children listed in Keene Vital Statistics were:
Benjamin Metcalf (December 1, 1791),
Abijah Metcalf (October 9, 1795, married Caroline Eliza Sturtevant),
Betsey Gamage Metcalf (June 24, 1797, never married),
Abigail Metcalf Wilson (September 15, 1801, married Jehiel Wilson),
Edwin Gray Metcalf (December 29, 1804, married Eliza Dwinnell and Martha Sturtevant),
Frederick William Metcalf (December 11, 1806, married Amanda McCoy),
Mary E. Metcalf Kidder (May 31, 1811, married Arba Kidder),
Alvah Ellis Metcalf (October 30, 1813, married Harriet Maria Willis),
Sarah Colony Metcalf Foster (July 29, 1815, married Warren Foster), and
Thankful Stocker Metcalf (January 9, 1820, never married).
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Gazetteer of Cheshire County compiled by Hamilton Child published printed at the Journal office, 1885
Frederick Metcalf was born in Keene, June 11, 1769. He married Esther Dwinell and reared a family of eleven children—five sons and six daughters. Four of these, Alvah E., Edwin G., William and Mary E.. are living and reside in Keene. Mr. Metcalf died September 16, 1849. His wife died February 27, 1847.
Mary E. married Arba Kidder and is now a widow.
Alvah E. was born October 30, 1813, married Harriet Willis, of Alstead, and has had six children, only two of whom are living. Of these, Alice married C. H. Clark, and Hattie M. resides at home. Alvah E. Metcalf was engaged in the manufacture of pails at South Keene for twenty years and has carried on the lumber business and painting for many years.
Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire was settled after 1736 and was a fort protecting Massachusetts during the French and Indian Wars. It was called Upper Ashuelot. When New Hampshire separated from Massachusetts in 1741 it became Keene, New Hampshire.
During King George's War, the village was attacked and burned.
Metcalf, Abijah and Mercy. Children:
Amity, b. Nov. 10, 1763;
Nahum Ellis, b. Mar. 14, 1765;
Frederick, b. May 13, 1767, d. Sept. 11, 1767;
Frederick, b. June 11, 1768;
Zenas, b. Jan. 19, 1771;
Jason, b. Apr. 29, 1773;
Priscilla, b. Mar. 15, 1775;
Jason, b. July 27, 1777;
Priscilla, b. June 8, 1779;
Hannah, b. Apr. 27, 1781;
Mercy, b. Mar. 9, 1783;
Cynthia, b. Jan. 20, 1786.