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Descendants of John Washburn of Duxbury, MA

The Washburn name in this country is a distinguished one. Perhaps it is as yet only a tradition that John Washburn, the ancestor of the Washburns here considered, was he who first served as secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Several governors of our States have borne the Washburn name and at one and the same time four of the name occupied seats in the United States Congress. And the branch of the Massachusetts Washburns seated in Middleboro and vicinity have borne no small part in the annals of the Old Colony and later Commonwealth. Capt. Amos Washburn was in command of a company in the American Revolution; one of his sons, a graduate of Harvard, was a talented lawyer at Middleboro; Edward Washburn, brother of Capt. Amos, was another patriot in the Continental army; and his son, Gen. Abiel Washburn, was one of the leading men of his time in Middleboro, the acknowledged leader of the Federal party, and for thirty-six years held commissions through the different grades of office in the State militia; while Luther, Cyrus and the late Bradford Sumner Washburn, in turn, were substantial citizens of the town, and the latter’s son, Judge Nathan Washburn, lawyer and present Justice of the Courts of Plymouth county, is giving a good account of himself.

1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the images of the directory: Sheedy John, laborer, bds. J. G. Norris’, 35 West Sheehan John B., grocery and variety store, 38 West, h. do. Sheehan Lizzie O., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Lucy G. B., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Mary F., emp. H. S. & H., h. 16 East Main View the Complete Directory Surnames in the Town of Lakeville Massachusetts You will find the directory of Lakeville Massachusetts starts on page 161. Aldrich, Allen, Anderson, Ashley, Audet, Barnes, Barney, Barton, Bassett, Bennett, Benton, Best, Boman, Briggs, Brown, Bullock, Bump, Bumpus, Burgess, Canedy, Card, Carlin, Caswell, Chace, Clark, Clarke, Cole, Collins, Coombs, Cudworth, Cushman, Davis, Dean, DeMoranville, Dexter, Drake, Dushane, Ellers, Elmer, Elwell, Farmer, Farnham, Ford, Frades, Freeman, Frost, Gerrish, Gifford, Gilman, Gilpatrick, Godfrey, Grady, Griffith, Hackett, Hafford, Hale, Hall, Hammond, Harlow, Harrington, Harvey, Haskell, Haskins, Hayes, Haynes, Hinds, Hinkley, Hoard, Hoffman, Holloway, Horr, Horton, Morton, Howland, Johnson, Jones, Keith, Kelley, Kenney, Kinsley, Lang, Leach, Leonard, Letcher, Lincoln, Loner, Luther, Macomber, Mann, Manning, Marrah, McCulby, McDonald, McGowan, Moody, Morgan, Mosher, Murphy, Nelson, Nickerson, Norris, Orrall, Osborne, Parker, Parkhurst, Parris, Parry, Paun, Peirce, Perry, Phinney, Pickens, Pierce, Pittsley, Plummer, porter, Pratt, Quell, Ramsdell, Reed, Reynolds, Robbins, Robinson, Rogers, Russell, Sampson, Sanford, Sawyer, Scott, Seekell, Sharidan, Shaw, Shockley, Shove,...

Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

Biographical Sketch of H. A. Haskins Jr.

The Honorable Hilary Alger Haskins, Ordinary of Pulaski County, was born April 10, 1890. He is the son of the late Hugh Augustus Haskins and Mrs. Nancy Fleming Haskins. He received his early education in the schools of this county. In 1912 he came to Hawkinsville and entered the mercantile business. Later he studied pharmacy and engaged in the drug business until 1923. During that year his father, who was Ordinary, died, and he was elected for the unexpired term and has continually been reelected since. This shows the confidence and high esteem in which he is held by his fellow citizens. Judge Haskins is one of the busiest government officials of the State. He also holds the posts of county treasurer and judge of the juvenile court. In 1924 he held the office of county commissioner for an unexpired term until an election was called. Besides the duties of his office he has large farming interests. Judge Haskins is very prominent in social and fraternal affairs. He is a Mason of high standing, being a member of Mount Hope Lodge, F. & A. M., and Pulaski Chapter, No. 20, R. A. M.; a charter member of Rhodes Commandery, Knights Templar; and a Shriner of Al Sihah Temple. He also is a W. 0. W. and B. P. O. E., and is a former president of the Hawkinsville Country Club. In January, 1916, Judge Haskins married Miss Emmie McGriff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. McGriff and granddaughter of the late Judge P. T. McGriff and the late Mr. D. G....

Biography of Judge Hugh Augustus Haskins

Judge Hugh Augustus Haskins, generally beloved and highly respected citizen of Pulaski County, was born December 9, 1848, in this county. He was the son of Ottoway Haskins and Elizabeth Burkhalter Haskins, who were married March 26, 1844. When only sixteen years of age, he enlisted in the Confederate Army, on November 29, 1864, where he served with bravery till he was paroled May 2, 1865. He was one of the outstanding farmers of Pulaski County, and served the county as tax collector from the year 1895 to 1911. In 1912 he moved to Hawkinsville, and, upon the death of Judge P. T. McGriff, served as Ordinary from November 3, 1913, till his death on September 19, 1923. He was succeeded by his son, H. A. Haskins, Jr., who still holds the office of Ordinary. Judge Haskins was a Mason, a Baptist, and was at one time commander S. M. Manning Camp, U. C. V. On October 29, 1868, he was married to Miss Nancy Jane Fleming. The family included three sons and eight daughters: W. B. Haskins, L. F. Haskins, H. A. Haskins, Jr., Mrs. Leah Haskins Holmes, Mrs. Katie Haskins Trice, Mrs. Frankie Haskins Turner, Mrs. Bianca Haskins Dykes, Mrs. Eulalia Haskins Buchan, Mrs. Bertie Haskins Lawson, Miss Inez Haskins, and Miss Ruth Haskins. The deceased are Mrs. Frankie H. Turner, Mrs. Leah H. Holmes, and Miss Ruth Haskins. Judge Haskins was noted for his patriotism, loyalty to his community, and many deeds of charity. In the truest sense he was a friend to humanity. He was generous and hospitable, not only to his friends, but to...

Biographical Sketch of John Henry Haskins

Haskins, John Henry; roofing contractor; born, N. Wilbraham, Mass., 1843; son of Enoch C. and Mary M. Davis Haskins; educated, Chapman Academy, Ellington, Conn.; married, Springfield, Mass., 1865, Mary Carlisle; issue, eleven children; sergt. Co. A, 1st Conn. Cav., in the Civil War; in 1878, established roofing business in Cleveland, J. H. Haskins Roofing Co.; member Chamber of Industry, Association of Master Gravel and Slag Roofers of America; pres. board of trustees of Franklin Ave. M. E. Church; has been successful in his...

Biography of Henry E. Haskins, M. D.

Henry E. Haskins, M. D. Identified with the work of his profession at Kingman over fifteen years, Doctor Haskins had attained the substantial position of the physician and surgeon whose reputation is secure and whose service is looked upon as a valuable part of community life. Doctor Haskins is a native of Kansas, and is descended from English ancestors who settled in New York in colonial days. His grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Haskins, was born in 1824 and was a minister. He served as a chaplain with a Union regiment during the Civil war. He carried on his work as a pioneer preacher in Illinois and Iowa, and about 1876 took up a claim near Galva, Kansas, where he died in 1884. He married Miss Abraham, of a Southern family, who died at Ardmore, Oklahoma, in 1909. Dr. Henry E. Haskins was born at the place known as Old Empire in McPherson County, about five miles south of Galva, September 18, 1878. His father is Dr. M. H. Haskins, who was a pioneer physician in McPherson County. Born in Illinois in 1851, he grew up in that and the State of Iowa, and graduated M. D. from Northwestern Medical University at Chicago. In 1876 he came to McPherson County and as a pioneer doctor practiced his profession over a large extent of territory, his home being forty miles from the nearest railroad station at Newton. One winter he spent in New Mexico as physician to a railroad camp. In 1887 he came to Kingman, and his services were given that community for many years. Since 1911 he had lived in...

Biography of Rufus Thompson Haskins

Born at Rochester, Mass., December 29th, 1839. He is a son of Charles H. and Almira Haskins, the former born at Middleborough, Mass., January 28th, 1816, and the latter at Rochester, Mass., April 16th, 1818. R. T. Haskins lived on a farm until he was 15 years of age, then went on a whaling voyage in the bark ” Newton, Captain George Sherman, sailing from New Bedford. After a cruise of thirtyfour months the vessel was stove in the ice in the Okhotsk sea, and the crew reached home on various vessels about ten months later. Not discouraged by his first experience Mr. Haskins shipped again, this time as boatsteerer on the ship ” Onward,” Captain W. H. Allen. After three seasons in the same sea where the “Newton ” was stove, the ship reached port with 6,700 barrels of oil. Mr. Haskins next went as mate on a British merchant vessel on a voyage to Europe. On reaching home he shipped as third mate on the ship ” Onward ” with the same captain with whom -he made his previous whaling voyage. This voyage yielded 7,000 barrels of oil. After a few months at home Mr. Haskins shipped as mate of the same vessel on a voyage to the Arctic ocean, which yielded 5,500 barrels of oil. His next voyage was as mate of the ship ” Contest.” After 1,000 barrels of oil had been taken, the ship, with thirty-one others, was caught in the ice. All abandoned her, taking the small boats. The men cut and broke the ice for nearly twenty miles before reaching open water,...

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