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Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel. Woven in the narratives of it’s people, however, is the story of Colorado. Initial expeditions by European settlers in this area were for trade with the Natives or as a throughfare to California further west. It wasn’t until one of those wagon trains came a man name of Ralston and he dipped his pan into a creek which would later bare his name and pulled out a troy ounce of gold, worth $5 at the time. A decade later, and other miners began to claim the land in the eastern Colorado area. Pushing ever westward in search of the golden dust they eventually found their way into western Coloado. Some of these miners would eventually settle in the area of their mines and became Colorado’s first residents. Some would have their claim luck out and would stay taking up other responsibilities such as ranching, politics, merchandising, etc. In these people’s lives became the story of Colorado – so while this volume is comprised almost solely of biographies, it is also comprised of the history of early Western Colorado. Click on the page number to view the biography. SurnameGivenMiddleView Bio BurgerFrankMPage 17 TaylorEdwardTPage 18 ZerbeAllenLPage 21 VeatchWilliamLPage 23 HarpHoraceSPage 24 GeorgeAlfredPage 25 BrownHoraceGPage 26 HeatonWilliamVPage 27 ThompsonBenjaminHPage 28 WatsonBenjaminKPage 29 SherwoodBenjaminPage 30 DicksonAmosJPage...

1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

Norwich Vermont in the Revolutionary War

The sources of information in regard to the part taken by the town in the Revolutionary struggle are few and scanty. The earliest allusion in the town records to this important epoch of the country’s history is found in the election of a Committee of Safety at the annual town meeting, March 11, 1777. This committee was five in number: Deacon Joseph Smalley, Samuel Hutchinson, John Hatch, Captain Hezekiah Johnson and John Hopson. There is much reason to believe, however, that this was not the first Committee of Safety that acted for the town; but was a new committee selected to conform to a recommendation made to the towns in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties by the Convention at Westminster which declared the independence of Vermont the preceding January.1 It is pretty certain that a company of militia was organized in Norwich as early as the year 1774 or 1775. Of this company Peter Olcott was chosen Captain and Thomas Murdock, Ensign, doubtless by the votes of the men enrolled in the same. The company was probably a purely voluntary organization of patriotic young men, in Colonel Seth Warner‘s regiment of Rangers in 1775, in the continental service. Colonel Timothy Bedell, of Haverhill, N. H., also raised a regiment the same year for service in Canada. Fresh regiments were enlisted early in the spring of 1776, by both Colonel Bedell and Colonel Warner. Again on the 7th of March Colonel Morey writes to the New Hampshire Committee of Safety: “Some recruiting officers from Colonel Warner‘s party [regiment] have enlisted a considerable number of fine men, they had the money to...

Biographical Sketch of Jonathan D. Seeley

Seeley, Jonathan D., Middlebury, was born in Danby, Vt., on March 30, 1793. He was educated in the common schools. His father was an early settler in Danby, Vt., and was born in 1758. He had a family of nine children, two of whore are physicians and practiced for some years in Addison county, Vt. The latter part of his life was spent in the West. His several children settled in various States. His son Jonathan was brought up to farming. He was married on May 2, 1817, to Rhoda Kelley, and by her had a family of eleven children, five of whom are now living — John A., Smith K., Isaac (who now resides on the old home place), Jennie A., Frank H. (who is a graduate of Middlebury College, and also of the Theological Seminary, and is a Presbyterian minister; he is now located at Delhi, Delaware county, N. Y.). Jonathan Seeley died on November 22, 1858, and his wife died on April 17, 1877. Mr. Seeley owned a place at Danby, Vt., where he remained until 1824, when he went to Brandon, Vt., to reside, and there purchased a dairy farm, where he remained until 1837, when he came to Middlebury, Vt., and settled on the Colonel Shipman place, which is now owned by his children, who now occupy a fine house which was built about 1830 by William C. Ripley. Jonathan was a Plattsburgh volunteer and received a land grant for his services in that campaign. After coming to Addison county, Vt., he was largely engaged in wool growing, a business in which he was...

S Surnames – Medfield, Massachusetts Birth Records

SABIN Abigail, d. Nehemiah and Elizabeth, May 15 [1703]. Abigail, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Aug. 12, 1729. Elisabeth, d. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, June 5, 1711. Elisabeth, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Nov. 7, 1720. Nehemiah, s. Nehemiah and Elisa[torn], Sept. 9, 1713. Patience, d. Stephen and Elizabeth, Nov. 7, 1723. Phebe, d. Stephen and Elizabeth, Apr. 15, 1725. Sarah, d. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, Jan. 10, 1708-9. Sarah, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Jan. 19, 1718-19. Stephen, s. Stephen and Elisabeth, May 14, 1727. Thomas, s. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, Dec. 2, 1705. SANDERS Sarah, d. Daniel and Sarah, Sept. 21, 1715. SAWIN Emeline, d. Lewis L. and Betsey, Aug. 5, 1844. George Washington, s. Phares and Hannah, SepL 29, 1822. Herbert, s. Lewis L. and Betsey, Aug. 15, 1845. Mary M., d. Lewis L. and Emiline, Feb. 19, 1841. SEAVER (see Sever) Charles, s. Leonard and Charlotte, Sept. 17, 1808. Charlotte, d. Leonard and Charlotte, Oct. 23, 1804. Eliza, d. Leonard and Charlotte, Mar. 21, 1803. Leonard, s. Leonard and Charlotte, July 24, 1810. Lewis Hamlet, s. Samuel and Lucy, Feb. 14, 1808. William, s. Leonard and Charlotte, Sept. 23, 1806. SEELEY (see Ceiley). SEVER (see Seaver) Leonard, s. Joshua and Hannah, Sept 15, 1777. Mary, d. Joshua and Hannah, Nov. 25, 1770. Samuel, s. Joshua and Hannah, Sept. 14, 1780. Thomas, s. Joshua and Hannah, May 27, 1769. SEWALL Alice Ome, d. Rev. Charles C. and Amy P., Mar. 30, 1846. Henry Langley, “altered to Henry Devereaux,” s. Rev. Charles C. (b. Marblehead) and Amy, July 3, 1849. SHEPARD Anna, d. Dr. Timothy and Mary, Jan. 10, 1792. Elizebeth, d. Dr....

Abraham Todd of South Salem NY

Abraham Todd5, (Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 21, 1738, in Greenwich Ct., died April 19, 1797, married Aug. 24, 1757, Lydia Husted, who was born Aug. 31, 1737, died Aug. 23, 1811. “After his marriage he settled in South Salem, N. Y., now Lewisboro, about three miles east of Goldens Bridge, New York. He was a farmer. His grave is on his farm. He served in the Revolution under Lieut. Col. Joseph Benedicts in the Associated Exempts, Westchester County militia. He was Lieut. in the Westchester County militia, Thirteenth regiment, under Col. Pierre Van Cortland and Col. Drake. He also served in the fourth regiment under Col. Thaddeus Crane. In the Westchester County records, Page 268, Land Bounty records, he was given land for his service in the fourth regiment during the Revolution.” From History of Families of Southern New York, by Lewis Publishing Company. Children: *350. Hannah, b. May 26, 1759. *351. Abraham, b. Feb. 23, 1762. 352. Lydia, b. June 22, 1764, m. Stephen Holley. 353. Mabel, b. March 15, 1769, d. June 22, 1793, m. Gideon Seeley. *354. David, b. July 29,...

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