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Descendants of John Rogers of Mansfield, MA

The Rogers family, of which Mrs. David E. Harding is a member, is an old and prominent one of New England. She traces her descent from the martyr John Rogers, who was burned at the stake Oct. 14, 1555, at Smithfield, during the reign of Queen Mary. The first of the name in the old town of Norton was Benjamin Rogers, who married Oct. 8, 1761, Hannah Newcomb. He made his home in the town of Mansfield, and during the Revolutionary war enlisted and was appointed sergeant in Captain Williams’ company, Colonel Timothy Walker’s 22d regiment; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; engaged May 2, 1775, service three months and seven days; also company’s return dated Oct. 6, 1775, also order for money in lieu of a bounty coat dated Roxbury Camp, Dec. 27, 1775.

1921 Farmers’ Directory of Exira Iowa

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Akers, Lincoln. Wf. Mary; ch. Otto, Laura, Cleo, Bryon, Trilby, Lincoln, Lilly, Vinona, Frank,Alvia, Lewis, Robert and Carol. P. O. Brayton,R. 1. O. 25 ac., sec. 21. (52.) Albertson, Lars. Wf. Hannah; ch. Harry P., Mabel C. and ArnoldN. P. O. Brayton, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 32; O. 80 ac., sec. 29. (11.) Anderson, A. F. Wf. Otilla; ch. Arthur, Vera, Edith, Max and Raymond. P. O. Brayton, R. I. O. 40 ac., sec. 29; O. 119.50 ac., sec. 3O.(19.) Anderson, A. G. Wf. Mildred; ch.Izetta, Ronald and Phil. P. O. Brayton, R. 1. R. 5O.74 ac., sec. 30; R. 120 ac., sec. 29, and in Oakfield Twp., O. 80 an., sec. 35. (21.) Owner, S. L. Kringel Estate. Anderson, George J. Wf. Nellie L.; ch. Harry W., Lester H. and Merald L. P. O. Exira, R. 2. R. 120 ac., sec. 9 (31.) Owner, Chas. Kommes. Andersen, Peter C. Wf. Anna; ch. Lars, Christ, Holga, Marinus, Wm., Arthur and Christina. P. O. Brayton, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 23.(8.) Owner, A. M. Christansen. Anderson, S. R. Wf. Mary. P. O. Brayton, R. 1.R. 40 ac., sec. 29; R. 119.59 ac., sec. 3O. (19.) Owner, A. F. Anderson. Back, Fred. Wf. Maren; ch. Minnie, Christ, Inger, Hattie, Signe and Hilger. P. O. Exira, R. 2. O. 157.79 ac., sec. 6. (29.) Baier, Louis F. Wf. Mary; ch. Kathrine, Norman and Anna M. P. O. Exira, R. 3. O. 171.36 ac., sec. 1.(37.) Baker, Chas. Wf. Anna; ch....

Capt. Henry Ide

Capt. Henry Ide, born at Attleboro, Mass., in 1785, came to Hinsdale with his parents when three years of age, and was subsequently adopted by Ivory Soule, with whom he lived until Mr. Soule’s death, caring for him in his old age and inheriting his property. He was early identified with the military affairs of his town and held the office of captain of cavalry for many years. He married Betsey Rugg and had born to him three children, of whom Ivory S., the eldest, is the only one now living. He resides on the old homestead, a fine farm on the banks of the Connecticut. Ivory S. married Sarah W., daughter of Simeon Horton, and has two children, Mary E. (Mrs. P. C. Tyler), residing in Athol, Mass., and Sarah P. (Mrs. Henry Latham), residing in Pleasant street, in Hinsdale village. Captain Ide died at the advanced age of eighty-five years, surviving his wife three years, who died at the age of seventy-seven...

Biography Of Harvey W. Ide

Harvey W. Ide was one of the men who bore a conspicuous part in the early history of that section of Kansas around Leavenworth. He arrived when Kansas was a territory, and at the height of the epoch-making struggle over the slavery question. He was long distinguished as a lawyer, for many years was judge of the district bench, and a leader possessing not only brilliant intellectual qualities but that moral stability which is the expression of a strong character. He was born in Saratoga County, New York, April 19, 1833, and fourteen years later, in 1847, his father, Rodman Ide, moved to the Territory of Wisconsin, locating on a raw tract of land near Janesville in Rock County. His father was engaged in improving and cultivating his pioneer farm in Wisconsin until his death in 1872. Rodman Ide married Elvira Herrick, whose grandfather, Thomas Herrick, aided the colonies in their struggle for independence during the Revolution. It was in the environment of a Wisconsin homestead that the late Judge Ide came to manhood. To a sound intellect and sound body he brought, largely by his own exertions, a sufficient training and wherever possible he associated himself with men and books and other influences which would elevate and strengthen his capacity. He finished his education at Milton Academy, now Milton College. At the age of seventeen he was teaching school near Rockford, Illinois, just across the state line from his home county in Wisconsin. For several years he continued teaching, and in the meantime read law. In 1856 before Judge J. R. Doolittle, who later became a United States...

Biography of Chester D. Ide

CHESTER D. IDE. – This prominent citizen and real-estate dealer of Spokane Falls, Washington, was born in Vermont in 1830. His first home in the far West was in Wisconsin, where he lived thirty years, and came to the Pacific slope in a wagon, following the line of construction of the Union Pacific, and being four and one-half months on the way. At Dayton, Washington Territory, he found work at his trade as carpenter and builder, and the next season took up a claim at Mondovi, then a wilderness, now a flourishing village. He remained four years on his farm, but, seeing the future of Spokane Falls, removed thither, interesting himself in its business and chiefly in its real estate. A few years after his arrival, he built an elegant house on a commanding site, which, however, tempted the lightning, a stroke of which ignited and consumed it. Immediately rebuilding he has now a still finer residence, one of the best structures in the city, defended, we presume by a lightning rod. He has recently been engaged in the real-estate business on a large scale, having made two additions to the city; and latest of all he has, with Mr. Coffin, bought fifty acres within the city limits, which have now been on the market seven years. He has also been building stores for the use of those who enter into business there. The pressure for business accommodation has been so great as almost to leave many without a roof. Not only in a private and business way has this gentleman been successful, but in the matter of public...

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