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Descendants of Benjamin S. Atwood of Whitman, MA

Benjamin S. Atwood, the well-known box manufacturer of Whitman, Mass., was one of the best known men in Plymouth county, and as a business man and as a soldier stood high in the estimation of all who know him. He was born in the town of Carver, Plymouth county, June 25, 1840. The Atwood family of which Benjamin S. Atwood is a descendant is an old and prominent family of Plymouth Colony. The founder was John Wood, who came to Plymouth in 1643, and was later known as John Atwood – a spelling of the name that has been retained to the present time.

Descendants of Charles Keith of Bridgewater, Massachusetts

For the ancestry of Charles Keith, please see Descendants of Rev. James Keith of Bridgewater, Massachusetts (VI) Charles Keith, son of Benjamin, was born Aug. 8, 1794, and married Dec. 8, 1817, Mehitable Perkins, born March 23, 1795, daughter of Josiah and Anna (Reynolds) Perkins, of North Bridgewater, both of whom were descendants of historic old New England families. To this union were born children as follows: Damaris Williams, born Oct. 8, 1818, married Vinal Lyon, of North Bridgewater, where she died; Charles Perkins, born June 20, 1820, is mentioned below; Anna Reynolds, born Nov. 11, 1822, married Theodore Lilley, of North Bridgewater, and died Jan. 28, 1882; Rhoda Perkins, born Oct. 28, 1830, married Barnabas H. Gray, of Kingston, Mass.; Sanford, born Nov. 25, 1833, died in Boston, though he lived at Louisville, Ky., where he was engaged in the shoe business, and where he married Maggie J. Harvey. Charles Keith, the father, died July 29, 1859, and the mother passed away April 22, 1863. Naturally of a “bookish” turn of mind, outdoor occupations had little attraction for Mr. Keith, and in the gratification of his tastes and inclinations farming pursuits were neglected for the less severe physical occupation of the shop. In his younger days he was evidently quite an athlete, for it is related that at the “raising” of Sprague’s Mill, Factory Village, a wrestling match was planned for the occasion, and that he was pitted against several, all of whom he overcame, when, as a last resort, Lieut. Israel Packard was brought forward to contend for the honors; after a protracted struggle he, too, was...

Harris Family Genealogy of East Bridgewater Massachusetts

The Harris family here briefly considered — that of some of the descendants of the late Deacon and Hon. William Harris, of East Bridgewater, who for a quarter of a century was town clerk, for several years town treasurer, and a representative in the Massachusetts General Court — is one of the ancient and honorable families of the Bridgewaters. Deacon Harris’s son, the late Hon. Benjamin Winslow Harris, lawyer, statesman and judge through nearly sixty years, had a long, useful and honored public career; and his son, Hon. Robert Orr Harris, has for thirty years held a high place at the bar of his county and State, and been honored in the old home town of the family, being for nine years district attorney (an honor long before bestowed upon his father), a representative in the General Court of the State, later judge of the Superior court of Massachusetts, and now Congressman from the Fourteenth Massachusetts district. Sketches of the careers of these men, together with their family history and Harris lineage from their first known American ancestor, chronologically arranged, follow: (I) Arthur Harris, of Duxbury as early as 1640, became one of the original proprietors of Bridgewater and was among the first settlers in West Bridgewater. He removed to Boston, where he made his will in 1673, and where he died June 10, 1674. The Christian name of his wife was Martha. His children were (perhaps others): Isaac Harris.* Samuel Harris. Martha Harris. Mary Harris. (II) Isaac Harris, son of Arthur, married (first) Mercy, daughter of Robert Latham, and (second) Mary, daughter of Robert Dunbar, of Hingham. He...

1867 Kingston Massachusetts Directory

Adams Charles, farmer Adams Frederic C. butcher Adams George, butcher Adams George T. butcher Adams Henry L. sea captain Adams William S. sea captain Amos Bern. F. clerk Andrews Samuel M. overseer in Co. Mill Bagwell Frederic, farmer Bagnell John C. shoemaker Baker L. C. pattern maker Baker Levi, sea captain Baker Otis jr., sea captain Bailey Caleb E. blacksmith Bailey Justus A. seaman Bailey Nahum, organ manuf. Bailey Nahum jr., variety store Bailey Thomas, organ maker Bailey W. B. seaman Bartlett C. A. ship joiner Bartlett Lysander, ship carpenter Bartlett Uriah, farmer Bartlett Walter S. house carpenter Bates Caleb, farmer Bearse Ichabod, farmer Bearse John, farmer Beal Joseph S. attorney Beal Thomas, clerk Berry Roscoe G. laborer Beytes A. M. rope maker Bicknell George T. seaman Bicknell Thomas, tack maker Bisbee Daniel, organ maker Bisbee Daniel jr., shoemaker Bonney John A. shoemaker Bonney John, shoemaker Bonney Wallace, house painter Bowker Davis W. marble cutter Bradford Alden S. farmer Bradford Alpheus, shoemaker Bradford Amos, tack maker Bradford George A. tack maker Bradford George B. shoemaker Bradford H. S. road master Bradford Jason, fish merchant Bradford Orin W. earthenware manuf. Bradford Peleg, farmer Bradford Stephen, box board and shingles Bradford William, farmer Brewster Elisha, farmer Brewster Spenser, farmer Briggs Seneca F. wheelwright Brooks Nathan, town clerk Bryant. C. E. shoemaker Bryant George B. laborer Bryant James H. farmer Bryant Nathaniel, carpenter Bryant O. E. laborer Bryant Peleg, farmer Bryant Sylvanus, farmer Bryant Sylvanus jr., box board manuf. Bryant William B. laborer Burkell M. rope maker Burgess William H. merchant Bunker Edward, rope maker Burnes E. E. tailor Callahan Thomas, mason...

History of Kingston Massachusetts

An historical sketch about Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts as abstracted from the Plymouth County Directory and Historical Register of 1867. Includes a list of the men from Kingston who gave their life during the Revolutionary War.

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