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Biographical Sketch of Josiah Torrey

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Josiah Torrey, born October 7, 1758, came here from Upton, Mass., about 1785, and settled in the eastern part of the town on the farm afterwards owned and occupied by his grandson, Levi Torrey. He married twice, first, Lydia Fisk, who died in 1806, and second, Anna, daughter of Israel Amshrv. He died January 25, 1832. He had born to him eight children, namely: Samuel, Joel, Anna, Levi, Jemima, Polly, Nathaniel, and Fanny. Samuel, born August 12, 1782, married Mary Cook, November 21, 1815, who bore him seven children, as follows: Maria, Levi, Lucius, Mary M., Marshall, Lucretia, and Elvira. Levi, born March 2, 1820, married Polly, daughter of Squire Spaulding, May 3, 1847, and had born to him three children, as follows: Mary M., born January 26, 1848; Lucius L., born May 1, 1853; and Frank W., born November 5, 1856.

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