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Descendants of Richard Kimball of Ipswich MA

KIMBALL. Richard Kimball, of the parish of Rattlesden, County of Suffolk, England, with his family, came to New England in the ship “Elizabeth” in 1634, arriving at Boston, and thence went to Watertown, Mass. He soon became a prominent and active man in the new settlement, was proclaimed a freeman in 1635, and was proprietor in 1636-37. Soon thereafter he removed to Ipswich, where he passed the remainder of his life. His services as a wheelwright were very much appreciated. Mr. Kimball married Ursula, daughter of Henry Scott, of Rattlesden, and (second) Oct. 25, 1661, Mrs. Margaret Dow, of Hampton, N. H. He died June 22, 1675. His widow died March 1, 1676. His children, all by the first marriage, and all born in England except the youngest child, were: Abigail, Henry, Elizabeth, Richard, Mary, Martha, John, Thomas and Sarah. Richard Kimball (2), son of Richard, was born in Rattlesden, England, about 1623. He came to New England with his parents. He removed from Ipswich to Wenham, near Ladd’s Hill, in the western part of the town, and became a large land owner. He was a subscriber to the minister’s rate in 1657; Dec. 4, 1660, he was on the committee to see about building the new meetinghouse, and in 1663 was on the committee to join with the select-men to put out the new contract. With the exception of three years he served on the board of selectmen from 1658 to 1674. He owned 200 acres of land in Rowley. He died in 1676. He seemed to have served in the Indian war. His second wife was Mary...

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.

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.

1921 Farmers’ Directory of Lincoln Township

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Ahrendsen, Herman. Wf. Annie; ch. Lawrence, Arthur, Alta. P. O. Manning, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 7; O. 80 ac., sec. 8. (9.) Aikman, Geo. R. Wf. Mae; ch. Ethel M. P. O. Audubon, R. 1. O. 120 ac., sec. 26. (38.) Aikman, R. F. Wf. Jennie; ch. Vera, Floyd, Olive, Donald and Myron. P. O. Audubon, R. 1. O. 120 ac., sec. 24. (34.) Asmus, Fred. Wf. Edith; ch. Dwight, Hazel and Harry. P. O. Audubon, R. 1. R. 80 ac., sec. 24. (9.) Owner, John Asmus. Asmus, H. A. Wf. Minnie; ch. Earl. P. O. Audubon, R. 1. R. 240 ac., sec. 25. (32.) Owner, D. Asmus. Asmus, J. J. Wf. Annie; ch. Chris, Willie, Fred and Herman. P. O. Audubon, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 23; O. 120 ac., sec. 9, and in Douglas Twp.,O. 80 ac., sec. 4. (30.) Owner, John Asmus. Asmus, W. F. Wf. Ella. P. O. Audubon, R. 1.R. 160 ac., sec. 35. (27.) Owner, Christina Asmus. Bald, Barbara. Ch. Geo., Jacob and Anna. P. O. Audubon, R. 6. O. 160 ac., sec. 27; O. 80 ac., sec. 28. (43.) Bald, Geo. Wf. Ida; ch. Clara, Mary. Erna, Elsie, Harry, Mardell. P. O. Audubon. R. 6. R. 80 ac., sec. 28. (44.) Owner, Barbara Bald. Bald, Jacob. Wf. Emma; ch. Esther, Herman, Annie, Fritz, Rose, Walter, George. P. O. Audubon, R. 6. R. 160 ac., sec. 27. (43.) Owner, Barbara Bald. Barten, John. Wf. Pauline; ch. Richard, Walter, John and Lorene....

Biographical Sketch of J. L. Witt, M.D.

J.L. Witt, M.D., was born March 4th, 1855, in Galesburg, Knox County, Ill. He graduated from the medical department of the State University, at Iowa City in 1878, and located in Logan the same year and engaged in the practice of his profession. He was married in Logan Nov. 30th, 1881, to Millie...

Biography of James Witt

Since 1861 Mr. Witt has been a resident of Idaho, and is now a representative of the agricultural and stock-raising interests of the state. He was born in Tennessee, July 7, 1837. His great-grandfather, Caleb Witt, was a native of England, and became the founder of the family in America. He located in the south and after a time removed to Tennessee, where he reared his family and made his home until his death. His son, James Witt, the grandfather of our subject, was born in Tennessee and loyally served his country in the war of 1812. He married a Miss Hann, a lady of German extraction, and their son, Caleb Witt, was a native of Jefferson County, Tennessee, where four generations of the family were born. He married Miss Margaret K. O’Marcus, a native of Anderson County, Tennessee, and two children were born to them, a son and daughter. The father died in 1882, at the age of sixty-seven years, and the mother passed away in 1856, at the age of forty-six. They were Baptists in religious faith, and were people of the highest worth and integrity. James Witt, whose name introduces this review, is now the only surviving member of the family. He obtained his education in the common schools, and by reading while in the mountains. In 1859 he started with his father to cross the plains to Pike’s Peak, but on the Platte River they met a pleasant party en route for Oregon and joined them on their trip. At length they reached Portland, spent the winter there, and in the spring of 1860 our...

Biography of Carl Odebrecht

Carl Odebrecht. Some of the finest farms in Illinois are to be found in Philo Township of Champaign County. This also means that some of the ablest exponents of the art of agriculture are in the same locality. One of the men who have been especially successful in transmitting the resources of the soil into material benefit is Carl Odebrecht, whose operations as a farmer are carried on in section 28 of that township. His entire life has been spent in Champaign County. He was born in Raymond Township, August 20, 1877, and is a son of Charles and Sophie (Raver) Odebrecht. His parents were both born in Germany. His father arrived in America December 1, 1873, and for several years lived near Winchester, Ohio. In 1877 he came to Champaign County. He was at that time poor in purse though with experience and a steadfast ambition. Locating in Raymond Township, he lived there as a renter one year and for six years rented land in Philo Township. The slow accumulations of his industry then bore fruit in the purchase of eighty acres in section 28 of Philo Township. His prosperity has been steadily on the increase. He bought 120 acres more in the same locality, acquired forty acres in Ohio and finally forty acres in section 28 of Philo Township. The home farm has been brought under cultivation and has been put in a measure in a magnificent state of improvement. The good wife and mother died here October 20, 1910. She was the mother of three children: Erne, wife of Herbert Krumm, of Philo Township; Carl P.;...

Biography of Charles W. Witt

Charles W. Witt. Prominently known in Champaign County, and especially at Sidney, Mr. Witt is a native of that section and has made his years count for usefulness and service in different lines. He is now serving as postmaster of Sidney. He was born in that village February 25, 1871, a son of William and Mary (Wilson) Witt. His father was a native of Germany, but his mother was born in Champaign County. William Witt followed farming, for a number of years afterwards was a railroad man, and he died at Sidney, February 25, 1912, on Charles Witt’s forty-first birthday. The mother died in 1882. They have three children: Luther C. of Sidney Township; Charles W.; and George M., who resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. Charles W. Witt attended the public schools at Sidney, and had his first experience in business as a restaurant man. For about a year and a half he conducted a restaurant at Tilton, Illinois, and then went to farming, which he followed twelve years. In an official capacity Mr. Witt served as supervisor of his township, and on December 25, 1915, was appointed postmaster of Sidney. That office has recently been created a third class office, and Mr. Witt was reappointed his own successor by President Wilson on January 29, 1917. He has given a capable administration and has made stanch friends in this community irrespective of party affiliations. On June 28, 1899, Mr. Witt married Hulda A. Mandeville. She was also born at Sidney and is a daughter of Samuel D. and Mary A. (Coffeen) Mandeville. Her father was born in Seneca County, New...

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