Location: Bernardston Massachusetts

Mary Todd Foote of Bernardston MA

FOOTE, Mary Todd5, (Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 11, 1742, died May 16, 1815, at the home of her daughter, Lydia, wife of Judge Job Goodale in Bernardston, Mass., married first Dec. 3, 1761, Obed, son of Moses and Ruth (Butler) Foote, of Plymouth, Conn., then of Gill, Mass., who was born Nov. 25, 1741, died Sept. 21, 1797 from an injury received at a barn raising. She married second March 26, 1798, Rev. Jonathan Leavitt, of Heath, Mass., who was born 1731; graduated from Yale 1758, died Sept. 9, 1802. Children: I. Asenath, b. Sept. 19, 1762, d. Nov. 18, 1813, m. June 20, 1791, Eliphaz Alexander, of Burlington, N. Y. They had seven children. II. Mary Dorothea, b. June 11, 1764, died April 17, 1835, m. Dec. 1783, Rev. Amasa Cook, of Bernardston, Mass. They had three children. III. Bernice, b. June 5, 1766, d. Jan. 23, 1831, m. Melinda Field, of Burlington, N. Y. They had seven children, three sons having been ministers. IV. Sedate, b. March 5, 1768, d. Dec. 8, 1837, m. June 11, 1809, Josiah Jones, of Brockville, (Va.?). They had one child. V. Samuel, b. April 7, 1770, m. (1) Aug. 8, 1794, Sybil Doolittle. They had eleven children. He m. (2) 1833, widow Parker. They lived in Gill, Mass., then in Sherburne and Plymouth, N. Y. VI. Chole, b. March...

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Biography of Isaac Burrows Snow

ISAAC BURROWS SNOW – Forty years of experience in the insurance business, preceded by several years of pioneer railroading in the West, represents the experience of Isaac Burrows Snow, who is now living retired in Bernardston. Mr. Snow is a member of the Mayflower Society, being a direct descendant of Elder William Brewster, and of Stephen Hopkins, of the “Mayflower.” Nicholas Snow, the immigrant ancestor of Mr. Snow’s line, came to Plymouth in the ship “Ann” in 1623, and had a share in the division of land in Plymouth in 1624. In 1634 he settled in Eastham, Massachusetts, where he was prominent in town affairs, serving in various public capacities, including the offices of deputy to the General Court and assistant to Governor Prince (or Prence). He married, at Plymouth, Constance Hopkins, daughter of Stephen Hopkins, who came in the “Mayflower,” and the line descends through their son Mark, who married Jane Prince (or Prence), daughter of Governor Thomas Prince; their son Nicholas; their son Jonathan; their son Isaac; their son Deacon Prence Snow, born in Rochester, Massachusetts, June 1, 1746, died April 23, 1828, removed to Bernardston, Massachusetts, in April, 1782, married Content Doty; their son, Deacon Thomas, who was the grandfather of Isaac Burrows Snow. Deacon Thomas Snow, son of Deacon Prence and Content (Doty) Snow, was born in Rochester, Massachusetts, November 9, 1771, and died June...

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Biography of Orland Jonas Brown, M.D.

ORLAND JONAS BROWN, M. D. – Since 1870, Dr. Orland Jonas Brown has been steadily practicing his profession in North Adams, and his activities in the service of community, commonwealth and nation have created a debt of gratitude that they have been repaying in the honored esteem in which he is held. He has served his community as a health officer, his State in its Legislature, and as a surgeon in its militia, from which, after twenty years service he was retired with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and his long record is one of honor and brilliance in service. Dr. Orland Jonas Brown was born February 2, 1848, at Whitingham, Vermont, son of Harvey Brown, Esq., and Lucina (Fuller) Brown. His father, who was a farmer, was a teacher in the public schools for eighteen consecutive winters, and also held many offices of trust in the farming community where he lived, at Whitingham, Windham County, Vermont, being selectman, overseer of the poor, etc., and representing his town in the Vermont Legislature for two terms. He was popularly known as Harvey Brown, Esq. Dr. Brown received his education in the public schools of his native town, and then spent two terms at Powers’ Institute, Bernardston, Massachusetts. He commenced teaching in the public schools at the age of sixteen years, making a success of the pursuit, and earning sufficient money to...

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Biographical Sketch of Cephas Sheldon

Cephas, son of Remembrance Sheldon, was born in Bernardston, Massachusetts, 1754. He was a soldier in the revolution from Bernardston and Deerfield, in Captain Amasa Sheldon’s company, Colonel Elisha Porter’s regiment, from July 10 to August 12, 1777, in the northern army; also in Captain Joseph Sheldon’s company, September 23, to October 18, 1777, in the northern army. He removed to Vermont. According to the first federal census he was living in 1790 in Rochester, Windsor county, Vermont, and had in his family two sons under sixteen and four females. He went thence to Waterbury, Vermont, where his sister, Persis (Sheldon) Allen, also settled. His name appears in list of revolutionary veterans who settled...

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