The following is a transcript of a letter written in the late 1800s by Benjamin Twombly to his nephew, Robert Twombly. I have not included the whole letter but just the most important parts. I have also attached a JPG summery of the family from the facts gathered from the letter. I have added some of the vitals and details of spouses from records that are concrete.
"..........In regard to the two families, Twomblys and Foyes, what I write you now is what I obtained from your Grandfather Twombly and old histories about the year 1600.
There were two brothers and one sister. I will say first my father was born in Madbury, the 15th of August, 1775, adjoining the town of Barrington, New Hampshire. Well, one of the men’s names was William or Strong Will, as he was noted as the strongest man in the United States at that time. The other’s name was Ralph Twombly; their sister was named Sarah. These people came from Wolveshampton, Lincolnshire, England. They were very wealthy for that time. They bought a great deal of land in Dover, New Hampshire, where the city now is and also in Madbury and Durham, New Hampshire. All these towns join.
My father’s name was Isaac Twombly; his father’s name was Isaac and his grandfather’s was Isaac. He had one, that is my father, had one brother only. His name was Benjamin. He was wealthy, lived in Barrington, New Hampshire, had a grain mill and saw mill with two good farms. Their father died and their mother married a man by the name of Robert Demeritt. Your father bears his name. He lived in the town of Stafford, New Hampshire, seven miles from us. Her maiden name was Deborah Davis. They had one son, James Demeritt; hence the name of your Uncle Jonathan James Demeritt Twombly, our youngest brother, now dead.
So I have traced the Twomblys back to Uncle Will, about whom I could write many more incidents if necessary.........."
So we have Isaac - Isaac - Isaac. I'm suspicious that Isaac b. 1715, married to Lydia, son of William, could be the first Isaac. Any thoughts or opinions??