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Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed, and records how that success has usually crowned their efforts. It tells also of many, very many, who, not seeking the applause of the world, have pursued “the even tenor of their way,” content to have it said of them, as Christ said of the woman performing a deed of mercy – “They have done what they could.” It tells how that many in the pride and strength of young manhood left the plow and the anvil, the lawyer’s office and the counting-room, left every trade and profession, and at their country’s call went forth valiantly “to do or die,” and how through their efforts the Union was restored and peace once more reigned in the land. In the life of every man and of every woman is a lesson that should not be lost upon those who follow after. Genealogists will appreciate this volume from the fact that it contains so much that would never find its way into public records, and which would otherwise be inaccessible. Great...

1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George A. Godsmark, George Wigent, Daniel Place, John J. DeWitt, Jay Henderson, William H. Barr, Josephus Sanborn, John C. Thomas, Michael Hamill, William Mitchell, Henry Thrall, William Motter, George Upright, Thomas J. Hitchcock, Asa Goodrich, Charles Albright, George Hoag, David Wise,...

1867 Plymouth County Massachusetts Directory, Oil and Candle Manufacturers to Pump Makers

Oil and Candle Manufacturers  Judd L. S., Marion Organ Manufacturers Reynolds P., N. Bridgewater Marston A. B. Campello, Bridgewater Oysters and Refreshments (See Eating Houses) Nash J. E. Abington Douglas W. East Abington Gilman A. N., Bridgewater Fuller John, Bridgewater Hull J. C., Bridgewater Tripp B. F., Middleboro Union Saloon, Middleboro Grover R. B., No. Bridgewater Washburn and Richardson, No. Bridgewater Ballard S. D., Plymouth Dodge J. E., Plymouth Painters Carriage  Peirce Wm. M., Abington Ford B. F. East Abington Bates Asa, South Abington Hersey David A. Hingham Sprague Joseph T., Hingham Eldridge David, Kingston Boomer B. L., Middleboro Southworth Rodney E., Middleboro Sparrow J. G., North Bridge water Jones John B., North Bridge water Sargent Samuel, Bridge water Thomas William E., Bridge water Jones Charles L., Plymouth Young Charles, Scituate Young Edw., Scituate Painters (House and Sign) Davis W. H.. Abington French Joseph, Abington Ford B. F., East Abington Gilson L. C., East Abington Lawrence Thomas R., East Abington Lincoln S. B., North Abington Harding J. S., South Abington Beed Philip, South Abington Alden James S., Bridgewater Braman H. F. & J. G., Bridgewater Chandler Alden, Duxbury Hathaway Joshua W., Duxbury Sampson Alfred, Duxbury Grow & Wentworth, East Bridgewater Bonney E. P., Halifax Cook John, Halifax Bailey Melzer, Hanover Bryant Snow, Hanover Corbin Frank, Hanover Eells John P., Hanover Sturtevant George, Hanover Roberts John C., Hanson Cobb David, Hingham Cross and Lane, Hingham Hersey John P., Hingham Sprague J. and S., Hingham Bonney Geo H., Kingston Churchill L., Lakeville Barrows Elijah W., Lakeville Pickens H. C., Lakeville Parlow A. W., Marion Rogers Wm., W. Marshfield Dexter James W., Mattapoisett Jones Eben,...

Slave Narrative of Ned Walker

Interviewer: W. W. Dixon Person Interviewed: Ned Walker Location: Winnsboro, South Carolina Place of Birth: Winnsboro, South Carolina Age: 83 Ned Walker lives in the village of White Oak, near Winnsboro, S.C., in a two-room frame house, the dwelling of his son-in-law, Leander Heath, who married his daughter, Nora. Ned is too old to do any work of a remunerative character but looks after the garden and chickens of his daughter and son-in-law. He is a frequent visitor to Winnsboro, S.C. He brings chickens and garden produce, to sell in the town and the Winnsboro Hill’s village. He is tall, thin, and straight, with kind eyes. Being one of the old Gaillard Negroes, transplanted from the Santee section of Berkeley County, in the Low Country, to the red hills of Fairfield County, in the Up Country, he still retains words and phrases characteristic of the Negro in the lower part of South Carolina. “Yes sir, I’s tall and slim lak a saplin’; maybe dat a good reason I live so long. Doctor say lean people lives longer than fat people. “I hear daddy read one time from de Bible ’bout a man havin’ strength of years in his right hand and honor and riches in his left hand, but whenever I open dat left hand dere is nothin’ in it. ‘Spect dat promise is comin’ tho’, when de old age pension money gits down here from Washington. When you ‘spect it is comin’? De palm of my hand sho’ begin to itch for dat greenback money. So you think it’s on de way? Well, thank God for dat but it seem...

Biographical Sketch of Walker B. Field

Field, Walker B., Ferrisburgh, was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1840. He has held several of the town offices; was selectman, and appointed justice of the peace by Governor Peck. He was married in 1861 to Carrie Higbie, of Charlotte, Chittenden county, Vt. They have had two daughters and three sons born to them — Cora, Helen, Park, Charles, and Guy. Walker B. was a son of George and Sylvenia (Walker) Field, who were born and married in Ferrisburgh, Vt. George was a son of Benjamin and Polly Champlin Field, and Benjamin was a son of Anthony Field, who was the first settler in Ferrisburgh, Vt. George Field was a farmer and prominent man of his town, having held most of the town offices. He had a family of six children, of whom Walker B. is the only one now...

Biographical Sketch of Stephen W. Field

Field, Stephen W., Ferrisburgh, was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1817, and died in September, 1871. He was an extensive and successful farmer, and retired from active life in 1865. He was a prominent man of his town and held many of the town offices. He was married in 1840 to Eliza Jane Killmer, who was born at Fort Ann, Washington county, N. Y., in 1821, and was a daughter of William and Esther Killmer, who were born in Argyle, Washington county, N. Y., and died at Gouverneur, N. Y. They had a family of three children born to them, one of whom died at an early age, and Edgar M. (born in 1847, died in 1883, leaving a widow and two children, Harry and Ruth), and Dwight E. (who married Frances Derby, of Essex county, N. Y). They have two children. Stephen Field, jr., was a son of Stephen and Tamer Field. Stephen came from Dutchess county, N. Y., and settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1785. He had a family of eleven children, three of whom are now living — Hiram, Huldah, and Moses. Stephen Field, sr., was born in Dutchess county, N. Y., in 1774, and was a son of Anthony and Hannah Field, who settled here in 1785. They hard a family of fourteen children born to...

Biographical Sketch of Byron W. Field

Field, Byron W., Ferrisburgh, North Ferrisburgh p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1842. He is one of the prominent business men of his town and county, and embarked in the general business of buying and selling of hay, in 1866. His business in that department has sometimes exceeded fifty thousand dollars. He is also a general farmer and dairyman. He is now treasurer of his town. He was married in 1863 to Hattie E. Sattley, of Ferrisburgh, Vt. She was born in 1842, and was a daughter of Abraham Sattley, of Ferrisburgh, Vt. They have had four children born to them — Hosie B. (born in 1865), Grace M. (born 1872), Aggie E. (born 1874), and Jessie H. (born 1879). Byron W. was a son of Hiram and Persena (Walker) Field, of Ferrisburgh, Vt. Mrs. Field died in 1855, leaving a family of four children — Byron W., Canton, Lillie M., and Linda. Hiram then married for his second wife Mrs. Lucy (Wilmarth) Warner, in 1857. Hiram was a son of Stephen and Tamar Field. Stephen was born in 1774, and was a son of Anthony and Hannah Field, who settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1785. They had a family of fourteen children, three of whom are now living — Stephen, Henry, and Lucy. Stephen and Tamer had a family of eleven children, three of whom are now living — Hiram, Huldah, and...

Biographical Sketch of Benjamin T. Field

Field, Benjamin T., Ferrisburgh, Vergennes p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh, Vt., in 1855. He was married in 1876 to Minnie Laduke, a daughter of Joseph and Olive Laduke. They had a family of three children born to them — Maude, Thaddeus, and Rose. Benjamin was a son of Thomas and Abbie (Herrington) Field. Thomas was twice married. His first wife was Elizabeth Rogers, by whom he had one daughter — Ann. He died in 1878, at the age of seventy-four years. He had two sons by his second wife — Benjamin T., and Orville C. Thomas was a son of Benjamin and Mary (Champlin) Field. Benjamin was born on November 24, 1772, and died on March 23, 1863. He was married twice. His first wife was Mary Champlin, by whom he had four sons — George, Thomas, Benjamin, and Daniel. His second wife was Polly Hurlburt, who was born in 1785 and died on October 19, 1872. They had a family of four children born to them — Mary, Solomon, Eliza, and Electa, of whom only Solomon is now living. He was born on April 21, 1817. Benjamin was a son of Anthony and Hannah Field, who came to Ferrisburgh, Vt., from Dutchess county, N. Y., in...

Biographical Sketch of Benjamin F. Field

Field, Benjamin F., Ferrisburgh, North Ferrisburgh p. o., was born in Ferrisburgh., Vt., on January 26, 1834. He was married in 1866 to Vesta Mosier, who was born in Orange county, Vt., in 1843. She was a daughter of Isaac and Diana (Taft) Mosier, who were born in Oxbridge, Mass., and now reside in Ferrisburgh, Vt., where they settled in 1866. They have had one daughter born to them — Vesta. Diana was a daughter of Preserved and Anna (Benson) Taft. She was born in 1801, and married in 1831. Benjamin F. Field was a son of William and Rachel (Taft) Field. He was born in 1801, and she was born in 1800. They were married in 1825. Had a family of seven children born to them, five of whom are now living — Charles C., Benjamin F., Tamar L., Eliza A., and Julia C. William Field settled in Ferrisburgh, Vt., with his parents, Stephen and Tamar Field, in 1807. They were natives of Pine Plains, Dutchess county, N. Y., and had a family of eleven children, three of whom are now living — Hiram, Huldah, and...
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