Location: Barnstable County MA

Ancestors of Charles W. Milliken of Barnstable, MA

CHARLES WARREN MILLIKEN, M. D., of Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Mass., engaged as a general practitioner of medicine, has high professional and social connections which have brought him a wide acquaintance. The Millikens, though not one of the oldest Colonial families, have become allied with the posterity of the most distinguished early settlers, and the Doctor traces his line back to many whose names are suggestive of the interesting and important events of the ancient history of this region. There follows in chronological order from the first known American ancestor the genealogical and family history of his branch of the Milliken family.

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Descendants of William Swift of Sandwich, MA

William Swift, the founder of the family on Cape Cod, was a native of Bocking, County of Essex, England, and came to New England in 1634, stopping first at Watertown, of which he was a proprietor in 1636. He sold his property there in 1637 and removed to Sandwich, where he spent the remainder of his life and where he died about 1641. His wife Joan bore him two children, William and Hannah, and after the death of her husband she married Daniel Wing, Nov. 5, 1642. She died Jan. 31, 1664.

William Swift (2), son of William, born in England, came to the New World with his parents and settled at Sandwich, Barnstable county. He represented his town in the General Court, 1673, 1674, 1677 and 1678. He died in the latter part of 1705.

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Phinney’s Lane Cemetary, Centerville, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

ALLEN Lydia, d. 1 July 1788, ae. 27. Relict of Mr. Jabez Allen. Zacheus, d. 4 Aug. 1787, ae. 7 yrs. Son of Mr. Jabez & Mrs. Lydia Allen. AMES Edwin, d. 1 Oct. 1857, ae. 42 yrs., 8 mos. BASSETT Sarah, d. 1 Nov. 1746, ae. 55 yrs. Wife of Mr. William Bassett. BEARSE Miss Abigail, d. 16 Dec. 1830, ae. 27 yrs. Dau. of Mr. Isaac & Mrs. Mercy Bearse. Cinerva Frances, d. 1 May 1845, ae. 2 yrs., 1 mo. Dau. of Lemuel & Betsey Bearse. Isaac, d. 16 May 1855, ae. 90 yrs., 2 mos., 21 days. George W., lost at sea 16 Mar. 1843, ae. 22 yrs., 1 mo. James, d. 11 Oct., ae. 65 yrs. James, d. 30 Sept. 1812, ae. 42 yrs. James, d. 23 Apr. 1857, ae. 44 yrs. Son of Isaac & Mercy Bearse. James Jr., d. 14 Sept. 1812, ae. 17 yrs. Son of Mr. James Bearse. Jemima, d. 16 Feb. 1845, ae. 72 yrs., 5 mos. Widow of Mr. James Bearse. Julia Ann, d. 21 Mar. 1831, ae. 15 yrs. Dau. of Mr. Isaac & Mrs. Mercy Bearse. Lemuel, d. 25 Apr. 1799, ae. 68 yrs. Lemuel, d. 6 Aug. 1863, ae. 44 yrs., 4 mos. Lemuel Jr., d. 8 Sept. 1816, ae. 44 yrs. Mary, d. 2 Jan. 1860, ae. 49 yrs., 11 mos., 21 days. Mercy,...

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Genealogy of Nicholas Baker of Scituate Massachusetts

K155 NICHOLAS BAKER: b. in England, 1610; d. in Scituate, Mass., 1678; St. John’s College, Cambridge, Eng., 1632; M.A. 1635; ordained as a minister in Scituate, and served the Puritan Church there until death; may have married his first wife in Eng.; m. (2), 1663. Samuel: 1628-1714; m. Fear Robinson; m. (2), Abigail (Lathrop) Huntington; lived in Hull, Barnstable, Norwich, Conn., Windham and Windsor, Conn. John: 1672-1763; m. Anna Annable; purchased lands in Windham County, Conn., 1643. Samuel: 1706-1791; m. Prudence Jenkins. Samuel: 1740-1812; m. Lydia Smith; m. (2), Chloe Silsby; m. (3), Sarah Farnham; established a separatist church called the “Brunswick Church”. Erastus: b. 1764. Ephraim: b. 1766; m. Phebe Edgerton Abbott; m. (2), Mary Kelsey; moved from Windham Co., to Salisbury, and then to Catskill, N. Y. Henry: moved to North Carolina before the Civil War. Charles: 1790-1853; m. Eleanor Abeel; a capt. in the War of 1812; in 1838, located in Columbus Twp., St. Clair Co., Mich. Moses Cantine: 1823-1894; m. Clarisa Thurston, moved to Oceana Co., Mich. Ch.:  Ashley Cantine: b. 1849; m. Beatrice Woodward.  Henry Woodward (b. 1887; m. Elsie Phipps), Floyd Miller (b. 1897). Frank E.: b. 1851; m. Emma Hall; d. 1907; had Clyde Harvey (b. 1882). Garrett A.: m.; in 1883 lived near Marshville, Mich. Ch.: Everett; Albert; William; Moses Cantine. Henry Augustus: m.; d. at Port Huron, Mich., 1873. Charles Nelson: 1832-1875;...

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Rev. John Smith Genealogy – John of Brinspittie, Dorsetshire, England

Rev. John Smith Rev. John1 Smith, born at Brinspittie, Dorsetshire, England, about 1614; minister at Barnstable, Mass., 1643; juryman; deputy. Appointed to attend meetings of the Quakers and hear their defense; reported in their favor, and so displeased his brother-in-law, Governor Thomas Hinckley. Withdrew from communion with the church for conscientious reasons. In September, 1661, he led in organizing a church which the council would not approve. (MS. in Mass. Hist. Coll. quoted by Felt.) In 1673 he was called to Sandwich, and was the minister in this settlement until 1689. He d. in 17-, [last two figures not deciphered]; m., about 1643, Susanna, dau. of Samuel and Sarah Hinckley, who came in the Hercules, March, 1634. Samuel Hinckley was in Barnstable in 1638; town officer; his son Thomas became governor of Plymouth Colony; will prob. March 4, 1663, names dau. Susanna Smith and son Thomas Hinckley. Joseph Smith Joseph2 Smith, b. Dec. 6, 1667, at Barnstable; m. April 29, 1689, Anne Fuller. “He was an important man in the county; selectman, town treasurer, and representative”; d. March 4, 1746. Edward1 Fuller came with his wife in the Mayflower, and signed the compact. Res. Plymouth. Both he and the wife died in the winter of 1621, and their bodies were interred on Burial Hill. Edward Fuller was of the Leyden Company who set sail on the Speedwell, and was...

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Biography of Jonathan Arey

Jonathan Arey, a well-known resident and a retired blacksmith of Salisbury, was born January 28, 1816, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the town of Wellfleet, son of Solomon and Patty (Hopkins) Arey. The father, also a native of Wellfleet, born March 12, 1787, lived there until 1830, working at his trade, that of carpenter and joiner. In 1830 he moved to Boscawen, N.H., and there settled on a farm, which he conducted until his death in 1846. His wife, who was born in Eastham, Mass., February 20, 1789, died April 14, 1863. They had twelve children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the only survivor. They were: Priscilla B., Sarah, Nathaniel H., Jonathan, Solomon, Nancy W., Elisha H., Catherine W., Isaiah H., Mary Ann, Happa W., and Martha J. Jonathan Arey received his education in the common schools of Wellfleet, Mass., and Boscawen, and at Pembroke Academy. He remained at home until seventeen years old, when he began to work at the blacksmith’s trade with William Temple, of Boscawen, in whose employment he remained for three years. After this he worked at his trade for six months in Franklin, and then came to Salisbury. On September 4, 1839, Mr. Arey married Miss Charlotte H. Smith, of Salisbury, daughter of Caleb and Mehitable (Eaton) Smith. She died March 9, 1865; and in the following year Mr. Arey was...

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Phinney’s Lane Cemetery, Centerville, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

ALLEN Lydia, d. 1 July 1788, ae. 27. Relict of Mr. Jabez Allen. Zacheus, d. 4 Aug. 1787, ae. 7 yrs. Son of Mr. Jabez & Mrs. Lydia Allen. AMES Edwin, d. 1 Oct. 1857, ae. 42 yrs., 8 mos. BASSETT Sarah, d. 1 Nov. 1746, ae. 55 yrs. Wife of Mr. William Bassett. BEARSE Miss Abigail, d. 16 Dec. 1830, ae. 27 yrs. Dau. of Mr. Isaac & Mrs. Mercy Bearse. Cinerva Frances, d. 1 May 1845, ae. 2 yrs., 1 mo. Dau. of Lemuel & Betsey Bearse. Isaac, d. 16 May 1855, ae. 90 yrs., 2 mos., 21 days. George W., lost at sea 16 Mar. 1843, ae. 22 yrs., 1 mo. James, d. 11 Oct., ae. 65 yrs. James, d. 30 Sept. 1812, ae. 42 yrs. James, d. 23 Apr. 1857, ae. 44 yrs. Son of Isaac & Mercy Bearse. James Jr., d. 14 Sept. 1812, ae. 17 yrs. Son of Mr. James Bearse. Jemima, d. 16 Feb. 1845, ae. 72 yrs., 5 mos. Widow of Mr. James Bearse. Julia Ann, d. 21 Mar. 1831, ae. 15 yrs. Dau. of Mr. Isaac & Mrs. Mercy Bearse. Lemuel, d. 25 Apr. 1799, ae. 68 yrs. Lemuel, d. 6 Aug. 1863, ae. 44 yrs., 4 mos. Lemuel Jr., d. 8 Sept. 1816, ae. 44 yrs. Mary, d. 2 Jan. 1860, ae. 49 yrs., 11 mos., 21 days. Mercy,...

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Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Centerville, Barnstable County, Massachusetts

BEARSE Andrus, 1807 Betsey L., 1807 – 1888 Laura W., d. 9 Oct. 1850, ae. 17 yrs., 2 mos., 20 days. Dau. of Andrus & Betsey L. Melintha, d. 16 Sept. 1874, ae. 79 yrs. Widow of Ira Bearse. William H., 1805 – 1829 CORNWELL Henry W., d. 8 Sept. 1851, ae. 1 yr., 1 mo., 4 days. Son of William H. & Augusta Cornwell. CROSBY Abigail, d. 1 Oct. 1857, ae. 76 yrs., 9 mos. Wife of Lewis Crosby. Alexander K., d. 17 June 1840, ae. 6 yrs., 6 mos., 4 days. Son of Alvin & Ploomy Crosby. Alvin, d. 15 May 1894, ae. 90 yrs., 11 mos. Infant, d. 21 Sept. 1840. Dau. of Alvin & Ploomy Crosby. Caroline, d. 27 May 1882, ae. 68 yrs., 7 mos. Died in Hartford, Conn. Wife of Darius Crosby. Darius, d. 9 Jul. 1883, ae. 74 yrs., 8 mos. Died in Hartford, Conn. Nancy G. Crocker, d. 8 June 1831, ae. 21 yrs. Died at West Barnstable. 1st wife of Darius Crosby. Eliza, d. 3 Mar. 1879, ae. 71 yrs., 8 mos., 10 days. Wife of Samuel Crosby. Eliza Bradford, d. 13 Oct. 1850, ae. 15 yrs., 1 mo., 10 days. Dau. of Alvin & Ploomy Crosby. Eunice L., b. 18 Jul. 1808, d. 24 Feb. 1883. George H., d. 29 Oct. 1846, ae. 4 mos., 13 days. Son of...

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Genealogy of George Allen Family of Sandwich-massachusetts

L136 GEORGE ALLEN was b. in England and d. in Sandwich in May, 1648. He m., on Nov. 5, 1624. Katherine Starkes. They had one son L137 RALPH ALLEN: m. Esther Swift and had one son L138 JEDEDIAH ALLEN: b. 1646; d. 1712; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Henry and Mary Howland. Henry was the brother of John Howland, the Mayflower Pilgrim. Their son L139 EPHRAIM ALLEN: b. 1670. The name of his wife is not known. There was a son L140 JEDEDIAH ALLEN: b. 1695. He was twice m. First wife was Elizabeth Corlies and second, Mary Chambless. Their son L141 DAVID ALLEN: b. 1742, served in the Revolutionary War. He m. Rebecca Thompson. Their son L142 DAVID ALLEN: b. 1772 and d. 1852, m. Adeline Terhune. Their son L143 JOHN TERHUNE ALLEN: b. 1811 and d. 1860, was twice m. and had L144 WILLIAM PORTER ALLEN: b. 1858; m. Eleanor Graham Mathews and had the following ch.: (1) Eleanor Graham: b. 1883 and was twice m. First to Francesco Carloni, of Florence, Italy, who d. 1916. They had Antonio, b. 1907; Eleanor, b. 1909; Francesco, b. 1910, and Wm. Porter, b. 1912. By the second m. to Aurelio Becattini, also of Florence, Simonetta, b. 1921; Maria Gloria, b. 1922, and Giovanna, b. 1924. (2) Harriet: b. 1884; m. John Marshall Williams, of San Francisco, Calif. They had Jane,...

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Letter of Administration for Roger Goodspeede – 1665

ROGER GOODSPEEDE, of Barnstable, Massachusetts, had wife Alice, who was sister and “next heire” of John Layton, “late of Middleborrough, alias New Towne upon Long Island.” Upon application of their son Nathaniel Goodspeede, Letters of Administration were granted to his parents January 2, 1665. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Biographical Sketch of Adams, Marshall

Adams, Marshall, son of John Abigail (Sampson) Adams, was born in Providence, Barnstable County, December 4, 1842. His early educational work was done in the Provincetown schools until 1856. He attended Paul Wing’s Academy, Sandwich, and subsequently Frost Academy, Framingham, and was graduated from the Cotting Academy, Arlington. Mr. Adams was first connected in business with Fairbanks, Adams & Co., Boston, ship brokers. Later on he was with O. D. Witherell, coal dealer, Boston, and with John P. Squire & Co., pork dealers, Boston. From 1865 to 1879 he was a grocer and ice dealer in Providence  He is at the present time engaged in town business, having always been active in all public matters that pertained to the growth and development of his native place. He was elected selectman, assessor, overseer of the poor, 1880, and has held the office up to date. He was elected county treasurer November 1886, and was appointed immigrant agent for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1885. He is disbursing agent for Shaw Asylum for Mariners’ Children, and regent of the Mayflower Council, Royal Arcanum. He was chairman of the building committee of the new town hall, which was dedicated August 25, 1886, and in 1889 was appointed chairman of the committee on water supply for Providence. January 23, 1863, at Boston, Mr. Adams was married to Mary A., daughter of William and Elizabeth Moore. He...

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Biography of Capt. Thomas S. Lovell

Capt. Thomas S. Lovell was born in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, January i8, 1785. At the age of fifteen he went to sea as cabin boy, and, during his first cruise of three years, was advanced before the mast. Returning home he went to school for one or two terms, learned something of navigation and a little mathematics, then took to the sea again. He was successful in his calling, became master of a ship before he was twenty-one years old, and before he had reached his twenty-ninth year had crossed the Atlantic forty-two times. Capt. Lovell says: “In 1812, when war began, I loaded my ship with corn in Philadelphia for a Spanish port, depending on the good sailing of my ship for safety. I went through safely, sold my cargo at a good advance, and lay in the harbor five months, waiting for an opportunity to get out, the bay of Biscay being alive with armed vessels. When I thought it was safe to come out I did so, but myself and crew were captured. My ship was ballasted with sand. The English were very anxious to know what had become of the proceeds of my cargo. I told them I had remitted it to London, but they thought that was a Yankee lie, and they probed the sand through and through to find the money, but to...

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Coen, Virginia “Ginny” Bertram Mrs. – Obituary

Virginia Bertram “Ginny” Coen, 89, died Oct. 20, 2005, at her home near Baker City. Virginia’s love of the Friday night jam sessions inspired her family to have her memorial service in the format of a jam session at her home, 14803 Mill Creek Lane. The service will be on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. All those who would like to celebrate her life with the family are welcome. There will be “open mike” opportunities for those who would like to speak. Those attending are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert if possible. Virginia Cromwell Bertram was born on Nov. 11, 1915, to George Murray Bertram and Ella Skinner Bertram at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As a young girl she cherished summers spent with her family at a summer cottage in the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. It was there that she developed a love of the natural world and the quiet rural life. After graduating from Havergal Girls School she attended the University of Toronto receiving both her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees in early childhood development. On Dec. 21, 1942, Virginia married Michael McPharlin, an American fighter pilot serving with the British Royal Air Force (RAF). She lost Michael on D-Day as he fought air battles over France. Five days later, on June 11, 1944, their daughter, Carleen Anne, was born at Toronto, Canada. Virginia...

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Biography of Prof. Charles Russell Paine

Prof. Charles Russell Paine, of Redlands, is a native of Massachusetts, born in Barnstable September 9, 1839, a son of John and Lucy (Crowell) Paine. He is one of a family of six children. He was graduated at Amherst College, and has taught in Maine, Rhode Island, Ohio, Indiana and California. He came to this latter State in 1870 and taught school in Riverside. He also taught the first school in Colton. In 1873 he established a private school in San Bernardino and in 1876 was elected County Superintendent of Schools. He subsequently served as principal of the city schools two terms. Prof. Paine and his father-in-law, Dr. Craig, came to California to raise fruit in Riverside. They drove from Los Angeles and took up eighty acres of barren land, on which they built rude houses, and then went back to Los Angeles for their families, and theirs were the first families to live on the lower plain. The Professor tells an amusing incident which occurred just as they were crossing the Santa Ana river, how that his brother-in-law, Scipio Craig, now editor of the Citrograph, fell out of the wagon into the water. Also, how later he and Scipio had raised a crop of corn on the island in the river, and when it was almost ready to gather the Mexican cattle invaded the corn and barley, and...

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Biography of Joseph Reed Burgess

JOSEPH REED BURGESS. Superintendent of schools of Monson, is one of the best known educators of Hampden County and Western Massachusetts. A man of wide education and excellent knowledge of his profession, he has held innumerable responsible and important pedagogical positions in the county, the State, and in Maine, and he is now one of the most highly esteemed members of the teaching profession. He is an active citizen and club and fraternal man of the town and county and is generally recognized as a leader of the pedagogical fraternity. Joseph Reed Burgess was born in Rockland, May 21, 1893, the son of Horatio B. Burgess, a sole leather buyer, who successively held the posts of chief of fire department and chief of police department in Rockland, and Georgianna Burgess. Joseph Reed Burgess was educated in the public schools of his native town, in the Rockland High School and he took his pedagogical studies in the Bridgewater Normal School, going through all the courses, including the advanced normal subjects. He completed his education in Harvard University. He had been teaching school but a short time when he was appointed principal of the Eastham Grammar School at Eastham, where he remained several years. He then became principal of the Longfellow and Emerson schools at Sanford, Maine, after which he was principal of the Sawyer School, in Gloucester. Massachusetts. His next...

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