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Brookfield Massachusetts Warnings 1737-1788

In the following information all the names, dates and other essential particulars which appear in the returns to the Court in the County of Worcester during the entire period – a full half-century, from 1737 to 1788 – in which these entries were made, are given. The returns from each place have been brought together and arranged under the name of the town or district, in this case Brookfield Massachusetts.

Richard Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904

Being a history of the descendants of Richard Dexter of Malden, Massachusetts, from the notes of John Haven Dexter and original researches. Richard Dexter, who was admitted an inhabitant of Boston (New England), Feb. 28, 1642, came from within ten miles of the town of Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland, and belonged to a branch of that family of Dexter who were descendants of Richard de Excester, the Lord Justice of Ireland. He, with his wife Bridget, and three or more children, fled to England from the great Irish Massacre of the Protestants which commenced Oct. 27, 1641. When Richard Dexter and family left England and by what vessel, we are unable to state, but he could not have remained there long, as we know he was living at Boston prior to Feb. 28, 1642.

A History of Swan’s Island, Maine

Upon the very threshold of this historical sketch we find ourselves quite destitute of early public records for Swan’s Island. For over half a century from the settlement of this island until its organization as a plantation no municipal records were kept. But we are fortunate that H. W. Small saw purpose in bringing to light many private family records, old deeds showing what lots were occupied by the pioneer settlers; and written mutual agreements, which seem to have been often the result of arbitration on any disputed point where different claims to land conflicted with one another.

1921 Farmers’ Directory of Melville Township

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Anderson, L. A. Wf. Mathilda; ch.Emmert and Lucile. P. O. Audubon, R. 3. O. 160 ac., sec. 36. (18.) Breeder of Poland China Hogs. Andresen, Christ. Wf. Hansena; ch. Mary, Nina, Emil, Estra, Hu1ga and Hannah. P. O. Audubon,R. 3. R. 240 ac., sec. 26. (22.) Owner, H. M. McClanahan. Andrews, James. Wf. Allie; ch. Lois and Harvey. P. O. Audubon, R. 3. O. 160 ac., sec. 28. (37.) Breeder of Poland China Hogs and Holstein Cattle. Arts, John N. Wf. Dorothy; ch. Nora L. P. O.Audubon, R. 3. O. 120 ac., sec. 22. (20.) Beurns, James. Wf. Ida; ch. Minnie, John, Albert, Monroe, Bessie, Labelle, Lottie and McKinley. P. O. Audubon, R. 3. R. 80 ac., sec. 24. (45.) Owner, Annis Weighton. Black, Benjamin. Wf. Mattie; ch. Wayne, Everett, Lucile and Therm. P. O. Audubon, R. 3. O. 80 ac., sec. 24. (33.) Blake, J. R. P. O. Guthrie Center. R. 160 ac., sec. 36. (3.) Owner, Almira Blake. Blohm, F. E. Wf. Ruth. P. O. Hamlin, R. 1. R. 120 ac., sec. 32; R. 40 ac., sec. 31. (27.) Owner, E. F. Bilharz. Brown, A. W. Wf. Lennie; ch. Virginia and Dorothy. P. O. Audubon, R. 3. Store in sec. 13. (15.) Buckner, C. E. We. Kathrine; ch. George and Lewis. P. O. Audubon, R. 2. O. 120 ac., sec. 9;O. 40 ac., sec. 4. (35.) Burris, W. M. Wf. Lena. P. O. Audubon, R. 3.R. 80 ac., sec. 14. (25.) Bylund, Axel. Wf. Vendla; ch. Edna and...

Biography of Philemon C. Hardy

Philemon C. Hardy, a prominent citizen of Cornish Flat, Sullivan County, N.H., well known as the proprietor of the Hardy Remedies, was born in the town of Cornish, March 5, 1840. He is a son of the late Samuel Hardy. His great-grandfather served as a soldier throughout the Revolutionary War, and Mr. Hardy is now in possession of the gun barrel used by that patriotic ancestor in the battle of Bunker Hill. After his death his widow removed to Grantham, N.H., taking with her their ten children, six boys and four girls. She was the first of the name in this section of the State. Her son Tristram, grandfather of Philemon C., was born in Bradford, Mass., March 29, 1771, but resided in New Hampshire the greater part of his life. He was a farmer, and carried on the trade of chair-maker in Grantham, now called East Plainfield. He married March 18, 1795, Kesia Frazier, who was born March 16, 1779, and died January 10, 1817. Their ten children were: Polly, William, Susanna, Moses, Samuel, Sally, James M., Kesia, Hannah, and Mehitable. Tristram Hardy’s second wife was the widow Polly Rogers, to whom he was married March 12, 1818. There were no children by this marriage. Polly Hardy, born February 24, 1796, married Hosea Churchill on October 8, 1820. She died December 5, 1865, having had no children. William, born October 24, 1797, died December 11, 1878. His first wife was Mary Ball, whom he married on January 17, 1822; and his second was Prudence Carroll, with whom he was united on October 30, 1831. Susanna Hardy, born October...

Biography of Hon. Arthur S. Hardy

Arthur Sturgis Hardy, member of the Ontario Parliament and Provincial Secretary and Registrar, is a son of Russell and Juletta (Sturgis) Hardy, and was born at Mount Pleasant, County of Brant, December 14, 1837, both parents being descended of United Empire Loyalists. Russell Hardy, formerly a merchant in Brantford, is a native of Canada as was also Mr. A. S. Hardy’s mother. Both families came to Canada nearly one hundred years ago. Our subject was educated in the Brant County Grammar School, and at Rockwood Academy, near Guelph; studied law at Brantford and afterwards completed his studies in Toronto under the late Chief Justice Harrison, and Thomas Hodgins, LL.B., Q. C.; was called to the Bar at Easter term, 1865; has been in practice at Brantford since that time, and for some years has been at the head of the Brant County Bar. Since 1867 he has been City Solicitor; he was elected a Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario in 1875, and created a Queen’s Counsel in 1876. Mr. Hardy is the senior member of the firm of Hardy, Wilkes, and Jones, who do an extensive common law and chancery business, and are the leading firm of the kind in the city. Mr. Hardy is a fluent, animated, and eloquent speaker, a clear reasoner, a powerful logician, and one of the most successful jury lawyers in Western Ontario. Few men of his profession and his age in this part of the Province, have a more brilliant record. He has also acquired a reputation in the western section of the Province as a very able and successful advocate...

Biographical Sketch of D. M. Hardy

D.M. Hardy, deputy treasurer, was born in Glenwood, Ia., in 1851; removed with his parents to Harrison County, is son of Judge Hardy, one of the oldest settlers of this county and the first county judge. He is an extensive farmer, and one of the proprietors of Willow mill, the oldest mill in the county. Mr. Hardy is a member of the A.O.U.W. lodge, also of the I.O.O.F. He married Miss Severins, of Wis., in 1872. They have two sons and two...

Biographical Sketch of Capt. Robert Hardy

Capt. Robert Hardy, real estate dealer, St. Edward, was born in Botetourt County, Va., December 28, 1829, living there until seven years old. His parents then moved to St. Joseph County, Ind. He resided there most of the time until 1871. When nineteen years old he went to Niles, Mich., and learned the blacksmith’s trade, which he followed exclusively nearly twenty-five years. He married at Springfield, Ohio, June 18, 1851, Miss Olive W. Cushman, who was born in Xenia, Ohio. She died March 5, 1882, leaving two children–Grace and Eva. In 1861, he enlisted in the army, and was elected captain of Company K, Twelfth Michigan Volunteers, serving over a year. He was at the battle of Shiloh, and soon afterward was taken sick, on which account he was discharged. After his discharge he returned home, and regaining his health he entered the Quartermaster’s Department, remaining about six months, when the war ended. He then returned to Cass County, Mich., where he had a small farm and blacksmith shop. In the spring of 1871, he moved to Nebraska, taking a homestead in Boone County, in May. He resided there until he proved up his claim. He then returned to South Bend, Ind., where he served two years as City Marshal and two years as Sheriff of St. Joseph County. He then returned to St. Edward, a portion of which is built on his farm, which adjoins it on the south. He built the Hardy House and other buildings, and has done much to improve the town and to have the surrounding country settled...

Biography of Silas Hardy

Silas Hardy was born in Nelson, April 3, 1827, and made his home there till twenty-nine years of age. He graduated at Dartmouth in 1855, taught the following year, in Foxcroft academy, Me., studied law in the office of Hon. Levi Chamberlain, at Keene, and was admitted to practice, at Newport, N. H., September, 1858. He immediately located in Keene, where he has pursued his practice ever since, with success, which, with remarkable industry, and economy, has placed him in the rank of large tax payers in the city. In March, 1859, he was appointed by Governor William Haile, register of probate,- which office he held five years, when he was appointed judge of probate, which office he held ten and a third years, till a political guillotine severed his connection with the same. He was the eighth of a family of ten children, eight boys and two girls, all of whom were noted for good health, muscular strength, and practical common sense, and all lived till the youngest one was of mature years and of prodigious strength. The family being large, and the means of the father limited, Silas was obliged to go cut to work at the age of eleven, till of full age, being subjected to all the hardships and disadvantages of such a life-his only opportunity for schooling being from six to twelve weeks in winter, the rest of the year was spent in hard work, yet at twenty, he managed to teach his first school. During his minority he earned in this way over $700. Every cent he spent for his education was earned...

Lawrence M. Hardy

Private, Q. M. C.; of Lenoir County; son of Milton and Della Hardy. Entered service July 3, 1918, at LaGrange. Sent to Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Camp Meiggs, then to Camp Meade, going from there to France Aug. 31, 1918. Returned to USA July 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 17,...
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