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Jackson Family of Fall River, MA

Here in this article it is the purpose to treat of but one branch or family of the Massachusetts Jacksons – the family of John Jackson, who was a descendant of the Middleboro settler of the name, one John Jackson, and who in time removed to the State of Maine, the home State for several generations of the Fall River Jacksons in question. The first John Jackson came from England to New England and settled in Middleboro, where in May, 1714, he was married to Mary Smith. They had two children (if not more), John and Cornelius, the latter of whom was born in Middleboro Sept. 11, 1716. The father died in 1731.

Descendants of John Paull of Taunton, MA

JOHN PAULL, for over fifty years at the head of the firm of John Paull & Co., hay and grain dealers in Taunton, was throughout that long period a business man of the highest standing, trusted by all who had relations with him. His honorable methods and upright standards were recognized by all his associates. His success evidenced his ability and placed him among the leading men of the community, although he did not identify himself particularly with its affairs outside the field of commerce. The Paull family of which John Paull was a descendant is one of the oldest and best known among the old families of Southeastern Massachusetts. The first of the name in New England, William Paull, was, according to tradition, a native of Scotland, and was a weaver by occupation. He located in Taunton, where he was an early inhabitant, where also was Richard Paull, who was supposed to have been a brother of William. William Paull married Mary Richmond, daughter of John Richmond, of Taunton. He became one of the original proprietors of what was known as “Taunton South Purchase,” which was purchased from the Indians in 1672. He was a large landowner in that territory which in 1712 was incorporated as the town of Dighton, Mass. He died, according to the inscription on tombstone, on Nov. 9, 1704, aged eighty years, while his wife Mary died Oct. 3, 1715, aged seventy-six years. Their children were: James, born April 7, 1657; John, July 10, 1660; Edward, Feb. 7, 1665; Mary, Feb. 8, 1667; Sarah, July 5, 1668; Abigail, May 15, 1673. James Paull, son...

Biographical Sketch of Rev. Charles A. Kingsbury

Rev. Charles A. Kingsbury, of Redlands, was born in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1839, the third of a family of five children. His father, Isaac Kingsbury, was a market gardener for a period of fifty years. The subject of this sketch was educated at Williams College, and also graduated at the Union Theological Seminary, in New York City, in 1867. After his graduation he filled two pastorates in the Congregational Church. In 1875 he married Miss Mary Augusta Donaldson, a native of New York City. They have one son: Homer Penfield Donaldson Kingsbury. Mr. Kingsbury came to California in 1889 on account of failing health, and has located in Redlands, on what is known as Redlands Heights. He has a most beautiful residence, commanding one of the finest views in Southern California, overlooking the whole San Bernardino...

Biography of Albert Perkins Langtry

For more than three decades, up to 1924, Albert Perkins Langtry, president of the Union Publishing Company, of Springfield, was the editor and publisher of the “Springfield Union” of that city. He made his paper one of the foremost of its kind in Central and Western Massachusetts, and has also rendered valuable service in public affairs, serving for ten years as secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and holding numerous other responsible official positions. He is also the author of the direct primary law in Massachusetts. (I) Richard Langtry, grandfather of Albert Perkins Langtry. was born in Belfast, Ireland, and died in St. John’s, New Brunswick, prior to 1860. He was an important factor there, and in Ireland was a man of affairs and possessed considerable property. He came to New Brunswick while he was still a comparatively young man. His children were: William, Richard, who married Sarah Holmes; Joseph, of further mention; George, who was killed in the Civil War; he was in the Second New Hampshire Regiment and took part in the battle of Bull Run; his children were: Sarah. who married John Jones; Charlotte, who married George Carsie, and Harriet M., who married George Dodds. (II) Joseph Langtry, son of Richard Langtry, was born in Belfast, Ireland, in. 1825, and died in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1880, aged fifty-five years. He came to St. John’s, New Brunswick, with his parents when he was but a child, and learned the trade of harnessmaker in that city. When he was twenty-one years of age he came to Boston, Massachusetts, and engaged in business for himself. In the early fifties...

Genealogy of Thomas Hammond

(I) Thomas Hammond, the first American ancestor of Elmira (Hammond) Shepardson, was one of the early settlers of Newton, Massachusetts. He was the son of William and Mary Hammond, of Melford, England, and grandson of John and Agnes Hammond, of the adjacent town of Lavenham, England. He was baptized at Melford, county of Suffolk, England, with his twin brother John, September 2, 1603. He was a first cousin of William Hammond, who settled at Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1636. The marriage of Thomas Hammond to Elizabeth Carson, daughter of Robert and Prudence (Hammond) Carson, and maternal granddaughter of Robert and Elizabeth Hammond, of Whelhethaur, where she was born before 1604, took place in Lavenham, November 12, 1623, and their first child Thomas, was born there about 1625 and accompanied his parents to America in 1635. Thomas Hammond was one of the first settlers of Hingham Massachusetts, and had land granted to him there in 1636, and was admitted a freeman, March 9, 1636-37. He served on the Grand jury in 1637. His two younger children were born in Hingham, the elder ones having been born in England. With several other Hingham pioneers, Thomas Hammond removed to a locality near the boundary line of what are now Newton and Brookline, Massachusetts, five of them settling in that vicinity, Mr. Hammond’s homestead in Newton being near the pond afterwards called Hammond’s Pond. He became one of the wealthiest men of his day, and when he died, in 5675, his unsigned will was admitted to probate. His estate, according to the inventory, amounted to nearly eleven hundred and forty pounds. An interesting relic...

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