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Descendants of Richard Kimball of Ipswich MA

KIMBALL. Richard Kimball, of the parish of Rattlesden, County of Suffolk, England, with his family, came to New England in the ship “Elizabeth” in 1634, arriving at Boston, and thence went to Watertown, Mass. He soon became a prominent and active man in the new settlement, was proclaimed a freeman in 1635, and was proprietor in 1636-37. Soon thereafter he removed to Ipswich, where he passed the remainder of his life. His services as a wheelwright were very much appreciated. Mr. Kimball married Ursula, daughter of Henry Scott, of Rattlesden, and (second) Oct. 25, 1661, Mrs. Margaret Dow, of Hampton, N. H. He died June 22, 1675. His widow died March 1, 1676. His children, all by the first marriage, and all born in England except the youngest child, were: Abigail, Henry, Elizabeth, Richard, Mary, Martha, John, Thomas and Sarah. Richard Kimball (2), son of Richard, was born in Rattlesden, England, about 1623. He came to New England with his parents. He removed from Ipswich to Wenham, near Ladd’s Hill, in the western part of the town, and became a large land owner. He was a subscriber to the minister’s rate in 1657; Dec. 4, 1660, he was on the committee to see about building the new meetinghouse, and in 1663 was on the committee to join with the select-men to put out the new contract. With the exception of three years he served on the board of selectmen from 1658 to 1674. He owned 200 acres of land in Rowley. He died in 1676. He seemed to have served in the Indian war. His second wife was Mary...

Smith Genealogy of Blue Hill, Maine

Samuel Smith, it is said, came from Beverly, Mass., to the town, and entered into trade of a gen-eral character in the village, keeping groceries. West India and other goods. He married Julia Ann Holt, Sept. 1st, 1833, daughter of Jeremiah Thorndike and Elizabeth (Osgood) Holt, born April 2, 1812, and died July 22, 1858. Samuel Smith died Dec. 16, 1845. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Smith were as follows: Albert, Frances, Amy and Benjamin.

Cheever Genealogy of Blue Hill, Maine

Farther down the road towards the tide mills stands the house built by John Cheever about 1835. Mr. Cheever came from Beverly to Blue Hill village and settled, where he kept a store and began to build a fishing fleet, the first being the schooner “Marion”, built at the village. The father of the writer sold him the land for his house, store, wharf, fish flakes and garden, where he carried on business and continued to reside until his death in 1851, aged fifty-one years. His wife was Betsey Gardner, of Beverly, by whom he had seven children, as follows: Betsey Jackson Cheever, born March 12, 1824; married R. G. W. Dodge; died April 7, 1857. John Gardner Cheever, born June 28, 1826; supposed to have been lost at sea. Sarah Susan Cheever, born Dec. 15, 1829; died at Andover, Mass., Nov. 33, 1896. Horace W. Cheever, born Nov. 14, 1833; married and resides at Haverhill, Mass. Austin W. Cheever, born June 7, 1836; died from exposure in war of the Rebellion. George B. Cheever, born March 26, 1838; died from exposure in the war of the Rebellion. Ella Thorndike Cheever, born Jan. 29, 1845; resides in Andover, Mass. After the death of Mr. Cheever, the family removed to Andover, Mass., where Mrs. Cheever died at the age of eighty-two. Mr. Cheever built at the tide mill landing brigs “Delhi” and “Equator” and bark “Sarah Jackson”. He bought a Gloucester fishing schooner called the “Mary Ann”, and carried on quite an extensive fishing business, curing his catches and sending them to market, even sending his schooner “Marion” with a...

Candage Genealogy of Blue Hill, Maine

James Candage was the son of James and Elizabeth Candage, who settled upon the Neck in 1766 from Beverly, Mass., born May 9, 1753; married Hannah, daughter of John Roundy, April 13, 1775; she was born at Beverly, August 4, 1753; died March 12, 1851, aged 97 years, 7 months, 8 days; he died Jan. 12, 1819, aged 65 years and 8 months. Their children were: Elizabeth, Samuel, Gideon, Sarah, James, Azor and John.

Coggin Genealogy of Blue Hill, Maine

The Coggin lot was the one taken up by Thomas Coggin, who came to it from Beverly, Mass., with his family in 1765. Here he built his humble abode and resided the first years of his life in town – just how many the record does not show. He was born Feb. 14, 1734; married Lydia Obear, Feb., 1755. He died Feb. 11, 1821, aged eighty-nine years; she died Oct. 22, 1800. The children were: Hezekiah, Molly, Lydia, Josiah, Samuel and Elizabeth.

Biography of George Musalas Colvocoresses

Born in Scio, Grecian Archipelago, October 22, 1816. During the Greek Revolution the Turks invaded that island in 1822, and after narrowly escaping the massacre that followed, George with his mother and two young sisters were carried captives to Smyrna. Through friends in that city he was ransomed and sent in an American brig to Baltimore; much kindness was shown him by members of the Greek Relief Committee, and the story of his misfortunes excited the sympathy of Captain Alden Partridge, head of the military academy then at Norwich, who offered to receive and provide for young Colvocoresses as his son. Accordingly, he was sent to Norwich and his kind benefactor educated him in his military academy and secured for him an appointment in the United States Navy in 1832. He was a passed midshipman in the Wilkes Exploring Expedition in the Pacific, 1838- ’42, and saw service in all parts of the world during his naval career. He married Miss Eliza Freelon Halsey, niece of Captain Thomas W. Freelon, U. S. N., in 1846, and Norwich continued to be his home until 1863, As lieutenant and second in command of the U. S. S. “Levant,” on the China station, he took part in the bombardment and capture of the Barrier Forts in the Canton River. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was ordered to the U. S. S. “Supply” and promoted to commander; while in this ship he captured the “Stephen Hart” of Liverpool, loaded with arms and ammunition for the rebels. He was in constant service along the Atlantic coast and in the Gulf of...

Genealogy of Jonathan Biles

Jonathan Biles, born about 1646, lived in Beverly, being a house-carpenter by trade, but a yeoman as well. He was sworn a freeman 26: 9: 1678. He married, first, Elizabeth Patch Nov. 15, 1674, and she was his wife in 1696. He mar­ried, second, Margaret Cleaves May 3, 1716. He conveyed his house and some land to his son Nicholas Biles in 1719. He was living in 1727. Children, born in Beverly: Richard Biles, b. Nov. 8, 1675. Richard Biles, baptized in Beverly April 21, 1678. He was first a mariner, then weaver and husbandman, and lived in Gloucester until 1727, when he returned to Beverly. He married Mary Davis (published Jan. 22, 1695-6); and she was his wife in 1727. He died in 1771, his will dated April 2, 1762, being proved April 2, 1771. Children, born in Gloucester: Capt. Charles Biles, born in Gloucester Dec. 20, 1700. He was a mariner and yeoman; and lived in Gloucester. He married Hannah Eveleth Jan. 17, 1727; and died in 1782, his will dated Jan. 30, 1781, being proved April 1, 1782. She survived him, and died, his widow, in 1785, her will, dated Sept. 10, 1782, being proved June 7, 1785. He had a Negro servant named Robbin. Children, born in Gloucester: Hannah Biles, b. April 13 , 1728; m. Job Stanwood Sept. 14, 1749. Abigail Biles, b. Aug. -, 1730; m. Jonathan Trask Feb. 1, 1753; and she was his wife in 1785. Charles Biles, b. Jan. 21, 1732; Was living in 1785, “far from the probate court.” Susanna Biles, m., first, Caleb Lincoln (pub. Dec. 17, 1757);...

Beverly Massachusetts Inscriptions, Ancient Burying Ground

In Memory of Mrs Mercy Thorndike, the confort of Capt. Israel Thorndike who departed this Life October 20th 1783 Æ 27. An amiable difpofition–a benevolent heart Undiffembled affections–and focial virtues adorned her life. She’s gone! the’s paft the gloomy thades of night Safe landed in the eternal realms of light. ALSO of Israel Thorndike son of Capt. Israel and Mrs Mercy Thorndike who departed this Life Novr 2d 1782 Æ. 2 Years. Here lies ye Body of Capt John Thorndick who Departed this Life March ye 24th 1760 In ye 86th Year of his Age. In Memory of Mrs John Thorndike who departed this Life July: l0th 1769: In the 69th year of his age. In Memory of Nancy Thorndike, daughr of Mr. Henry & Mrs. Eliza Thorndike who died Decr 4th 1790. aged 11 mons and 26 days. In Memory of Mr. Nichlos Thorndike who departed this Life Febr 17th 1788: In the 55th year of his age. Behold & fee as you pass by, As you are now fo once was I; As I am now you soon must be, Prepare for death & follow me. In Memory of Capt. Osmond Thorndike who departed this life May 28th 1796 Aged 35 years. Sweet foul we leave thee to thy refit Enjoy thy Fefus & thy God; Till we from bands of clay releaft Spring out & climb the fhining (road. Mrs JANE TRASK 1749* *Footstone. Here lies Buried ye Body of Mr. John Trask who Departed this Life April 14th 1760 In the 39th Year of his Age. This Stone Perpetuates The Memory of Mr Manasseh Trask...

William Haskell

(1) WILLIAM HASKELL,1 brother to Roger, was born in England in 1617, being 55 years of ago in 1672. He settled first in Beverly, and thence about 1643, he removed to Gloucester, whore he died. Aug. 1693. He was a mariner, and was also styled captain and lieutenant; was representative to the legislature, 1672, ‘79, ‘81 to ‘83, and 1685. He m. Nov. 6, 1643, Mary dau. of Walter Tibbets, of Gloucester; she d. Aug 16, 1693. Mr. Tibbets left a will, proved June 5, 1651, wherein be mentions his daughter Mary, wife of William Haskell, and their two sons Joseph and William. The descendants of William are to the present day quite numerous in Gloucester and Rockport. Nine children — 2. WILLIAM2 b. Aug. 26, 1644; d. June 5, 1708. Inventory of his estate, £666 06s. 3d, including a large amount of real estate. He owned an extensive grist and saw-mill, which fell, in the division of the estate, to his son William. This mill was probably situated in what is now the town of Rockport, and where the elder William settled. Mr. Haskell m. July 3,1667, Mary, dau. of William and Mary Brown. Eleven children — MARY3 d. April 29, 1668 ; m. Jacob Davis. WILLIAM3 b. Nov. 6, 1670. JOSEPh3 b. April 21, 1673 ; d. April 11, 1718. ABIGAIL3 b. March 2, 1675; m. Nathaniel Person. HENRY3 b. April 2,1678. ANDREW3 b. July 27, 1680; d. Aug. 14, 1680. LYDIA3 b. Sept. 4, 1681 ; m. Ebenezer Parsons. SARAH3 b. Feb. 26, 1688 ; d. Feb 20, 1690. ELIZABETH3 b. April 5, 1686; m. Thomas...

Notice Of William Haskell

WILLIAM HASKELL was a native of Marblehead, and supposed to be a descendant of Mark Haskell, of Beverly; b. 1726, d. in Lynn, Nov. 9,1809, aged 83 years. He was a shipwright, and pursued that occupation the greater part of his life, when, till the infirmities of age prevented, he took up the busi­ness of boating. It is remarked, by Mr. John White, of Marblehead, one of the oldest living representatives of that family, that Mr. Haskell was always considered to be a cousin to his grandfather, John White, which, if true, would make him grandson to Mark Haskell who married Charity Pitman. He had often heard him spoken of by his father, as “old uncle Bill.” He removed to Lynn about 1803, when, Dec. 5, of that year, he and his wife Ann sold to Peter Colman, of Marblehead, laborer, their one-fifth part of a dwelling house and land under it, near the powder house in Marblehead, bounded S. on the way to the Ferry, NW. on the late Azor Orne, and N. on Jesse Blanchard, with their rights in the estate of their late father, Peter Colman. Witnessed by James Gardner and Samuel Alley, Jr. Mr. William Haskell married Ann, dau. of Peter and Ann Colman, of Marblehead. Five children 1. MICHAEL2 d. young. 2. REBECCA2 bapt. March 12, 1769; d. in infancy. 3. REBECCA2 bapt. Sept. 23, 1770; d. in infancy. 4. REBECCA2 bapt. Feb. 23, 1777; d. about 1851, m. Samuel Alley, of Lynn. 5. WILLIAM2 b. Sept. 24, 1778; d. late in Feb. 1853. (5) WILLIAM2 (William1), b. Sept. 24, 1778; d. late in...

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