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Biographical Sketch of John Nelson Stockwell

Stockwell, John Nelson; astronomical mathematician; born, Northampton, Mass., April 10, 1832; son of William and Clarissa (Whittemore) Stockwell; educated, common schools, Brecksville, 0.; (hon. A. M., 1862, Ph. D., 1876, Western Reserve); married Sarah Healy, of Brecksville, 0., Dec. 6, 1855; known for original investigations in astronomy. Author: Memoir on the Secular Variations of the Planetary Orits, in Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, 1872; Stock and Interest Tables, 1873; Tax Tables, 1903; Eclipse-Cycles; Theory of the Mutual Perturbations of Planets Moving at the Same Mean Distance from the Sun, and Its Bearing on the Constitution of Saturn’s Rings and the Cosmogony of Laplace. Contributor American and foreign scientific...

Biography of Henry L. Alden

Henry L. Alden arrived in the old village of Wyandotte on Thanksgiving Day morning in November, 1867, and from that time until his death November 21, 1913, he continued a resident of Wyandotte and of Kansas City, Kansas. He was one of the most distinguished lawyers Kansas ever had. The many public honors that came to him, almost entirely within the scope of his profession, were a tribute to his power as a lawyer and his integrity of character. He was not yet twenty-one years of age when he came to Kansas. He was born on a farm near Greenwich in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, May 8, 1847, a son of Abel and Evaline (Thompson) Alden. Judge Alden was the direct descendant in the ninth generation from the famous Pilgrim John Alden, and it was the branch of the family originating in Joseph, the second son of John Alden, to which the late Judge Alden belonged. This branch of the Alden family were chiefly farmers in Massachusetts. Abel Alden spent his life on a farm in Hampshire County and he and his wife had eight children. From the public schools at the age of fifteen Henry L. Alden entered Munson Academy at Munson, Massachusetts, and a year later entered Kimball Union Academy at Meriden, New Hampshire, where he spent two years. In the meantime he had endeavored to enlist in the army for service in the Civil war which was then in progress, but was refused on account of his youth. After leaving Kimball Union Academy he had charge of an academic school in Pennsylvania. It was due to the...

Biography of August Bauman

August Bauman. Because of their variety and importance, the interests which have engrossed the attention and abilities of August Bauman have brought him to the very forefront among the business men of Neodesha, with which city he had been most prominently identified for about thirty years. For the most part he is now directing his energies toward the advancement of his huge grain business, but various other interests also have the benefit of his sound advice and judgment. Mr. Bauman’s extensive connections have necessarily made him a very busy man, yet he had never found himself too actively employed in his own affairs to neglect the interests of his city. A review of his career will show that it had been one marked by constant advancement, well-directed effort and a sharply-defined appreciation of the duties of citizenship. Mr. Bauman was born in New York City, New York, January 15, 1859, and is a son of Wendelin and Ursula (Kohler) Bauman. His father was born in 1812, in Kippenheim, a suburb of Freiburg, Baden, Germany. America owes to the struggle for more liberal government in central Europe, which culminated, in 1848, in the suppression of the patriots and in the self-expatriation of many of their brilliant leaders, some of her best citizens. The reader will readily recall the names of Gen. Franz Sigel and Carl Schurz as shining examples of these patriots. Wendelin Bauman, a tailor by trade, stood high in the councils of the patriots, was one of the organizers of the revolution, and, as a trusted secret emissary, traveled all through Austria, Prussia, France and Switzerland, making addresses...

Miss Willie Ramsey Young

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Young, of Charlotte, N.C. Is a graduate of Elizabeth College, Charlotte, and of Smith, Northampton, Mass.; also of the National Training School, New York. She taught at Virginia College, Roanoke, Va., for two years, and was then elected one of the two Field Directors of the South Atlantic States for the Student Body of the Y. W. C. A. While filling this office the National Board of the Y. W. C. A. sent her to France as a war worker for the Red Cross nurses. Upon her arrival at Paris she was sent to Chaumont to take charge of the hut at the Compound over which General Pershing had charge. Her’s was a noble work, and a great compliment was paid her when, at a conference of the Board after the war was over, the Board said, “We could not have done without her.” Miss Young spent a year in France, and upon her return, after the war was over, resumed her work as Student Body Secretary of the Y. W. C. A., with headquarters at Richmond, Va., which position she still...

Gershom Todd of Chesterfield MA

Gershom Todd4, (Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born about 1725, married Jan. 24, 1750, Katherine, daughter of George and Rebecca (Pardee) Mix, who was born Jan. 22, 1729, died Aug. 26, 1818. She was buried in the cemetery at West Chesterfield, Mass. His estate was administered in 1770. Children: 204. Mix, b. and d. Nov. 6, 1751. 205. Mix, b. Dec. 21, 1752; went over to the British, and later his property was confiscated. He is supposed to have gone to Nova Scotia with the British. *206. Asa, b. June 28, 1756. 207. Phebe, b. Sept. 24, 1758, d. Oct. 2, 1851, at Chesterfield, Mass. 208. Esther, b. Aug. 28, 1759. 209. Justus, d. 1780,...

Asa Todd of West Chesterfield MA

Asa Todd5, (Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 28, 1756, died July 16, 1847, in West Chesterfield Mass., and was buried there. He married May 24, 1778, Abigail, daughter of Amos and Phebe Bishop, of New Haven, Conn. He was a Baptist minister and held pastorates in Whately and West Chesterfield, Mass., for more than thirty years, having been ordained the first pastor of the Baptist Society of Whately, Mass., Sept. 9, 1789. In 1803 he removed to West Chesterfield, Mass., where he was ordained the second pastor of the Baptist Society of that place, and was dismissed Nov. 2, 1820, in consequence of a dissatisfaction developing among some of the members on account of his having joined the Free Masons, and also for difficulties of a more personal nature. Yet, in spite of the rupture, he lived among his old neighbors for many years afterwards, and was known as “Elder Todd,” passing his remaining days in his old home. He was buried in the cemetery on the hillside below his home, by his mothers side. Becoming a Christian at the age of 25, he soon felt it his duty to make known a Savior’s love to those who knew him not, and although favored with very limited means of education, and meeting with many discouragements, yet naturally endowed with great strength of mind, and with perseverance, by his own efforts and the grace of God, he was an able and successful minister of the Gospel, for more than half a century. His views of his own sinfulness and the exceeding richness of Sovereign Grace, increased with advancing age....

Jehiel Todd of Toddville NY

Jehiel Todd6, (Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 3, 1761, died Jan. 28, 1843, in Toddville, N. Y., married in 1781, Hannah, daughter of Glover and Lydia (Allen) Street, who was born Oct. 1, 1758, died July 21, 1836. He was born and lived for some time in Wallingford, Conn. Glover Street, was son of Samuel and Keziah (Munson) Street; Samuel was son of Lieut. Samuel and Hannah (Glover) Street; Lieut. Samuel was a son of Rev. Samuel and Anna (Miles) Street; Rev. Samuel Street was son of Rev. Nicholas and(???)(Poole) Street. Keziah Munson was a daughter of Caleb and Elizabeth (Harmon) Munson; Caleb was a son of Ensign Samuel and Mary (Bradley) Munson; Ensign Samuel was a son of Capt. Thomas and Joanna Munson. Hannah Glover was a daughter of John Glover, who was a son of Henry Glover. Anna Miles was a daughter of Dea. Richard and Catherine (Constable) Miles. Mary Bradley was a daughter of William Bradley and Alice Pritchard daughter of Roger. Jehiel Todd lived several years succeeding the year 1800 in Northampton, Mass., and there are many deeds recorded transfering property in that town and vicinity, among which was one that conveyed to him a one third part of a grist and saw mill there. Later he went to Toddsville, N. Y., where he owned and operated a flouring mill and paper mill. The building was in ruins when the writer visited the place in 1914. Children: *688. Lemuel, b. Jan. 19, 1782. *689. Ira, b. Aug. 1, 1783. *690. Caleb, b. March 16, 1785. *691. Asahel, b. Feb. 5, 1787. *692. Zerah,...

David Todd of Charlemont MA

David Todd6, (Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 17, 1807, died in 1880, married Dec. 1, 1831, Clarissa Bradford of Williamsburg, Mass., who was born Sept. 15, 1808, died in 1884. She was in the sixth generation in direct line from Governor Bradford of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony. He was a Methodist Clergyman and as to his pastorates, his son, Stephen Olin Todd says: “soon after he began preaching he was located at Winchendon, Mass.; thence to Haddam or Haddam Neck, Conn., about 1834, he went next to Hebron, Conn., in 1836, later he was at Londenderry and Wilmington, Vt., about 1848 to 1852; thence to Amherst, Mass., 1853; Feeding Hills, Mass., 1854; and South Deerfield, Mass., 1855.” Retiring he bought a place at South Deerfield where he lived until 1863; thence he moved to Charlemont, Mass., where he lived until his death in 1880. His widow sold their place in Charlemont in 1883, and went to live with her daughter Ruth, who then lived in St. Johnsbury Center, Vt., where she died four years later. He was chosen selectman in Charlemont, Mass., in the year 1869. His son says about this fact: “it is strange what little circumstances alter relations. The year my father was selectman, heavy rains gutted a large number of the town’s roads, so badly that the tax rate had to be increased, thus the selectmen incurred the displeasure of their townsmen and were not re-elected.” He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal conference for about thirty years. Children: *927. Millicent Ruth, b. Aug. 25, 1832. *928. William Sheridan, b. Jan. 1,...

Emily Lucretia Todd Fisk of West Chesterfield MA

FISK, Emily Lucretia Todd6, (Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 8, 1783, died March 26, 1815, at West Chesterfield, Mass., married in 1803, Moses Fisk, who was born Nov. 12, 1780, died Feb. 22, 1851. Children: I. Moses, b. Nov. 12, 1805, d. Dec. 1875. II. Emily, b. Nov. 29, 1807, d. May 3, 1854, m. Oct. 1829, Austin...

Mary Todd Higgins of West Chesterfield MA

HIGGINS, Mary Todd6, (Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 15, 1789, died May 13, 1874, married about 1810, Lewis Higgins. They lived most of their married life at or near West Chesterfield, Mass. Children: I. Jacob Gershom, b. Dec. 1, 1811, d. May 8, 1893, m. (1) Eliza A. Moore, (2) Dec. 21, 1853, Delia Prentiss. II. Almon Webster, b. June 1, 1813, d. July 14, 1905, m. June 5, 1844, Lucy Clapp. III. Mary Elzina, b. March 6, 1815, d. July 25, 1875, m. June 5, 1844, C. W. Langdon. IV. Lucy Ermina, b. Jan. 30, 1817, d. April 13, 1854, m. April 23, 1835, Madison Cudworth. V. Elijah, b. Aug. 6, 1819, d. Jan. 10, 1890, m. (1) Zilpha Collier, (2) Feb. 4, 1852, Almira Prentiss. VI. Deliverance, b. Aug. 6, 1819, d. April 14, 1878, m. in 1851, John Cady, twin with Elijah. VII. Catherine, b. Sept. 10, 1824, d. Sept. 3, 1899, m. July 21, 1849, Edward...
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