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Descendants of Jonathan White, Brockton, MA

HON. JONATHAN WHITE, for sixty years a member of the Plymouth county bar and a citizen of note in what is now Brockton, Plymouth Co., Mass., was born Aug. 22, 1819, in that part of Randolph called East Randolph (now Holbrook), Norfolk Co., Mass., son of Jonathan and Abigail (Holbrook) White. The Whites have lived in this section of Massachusetts from the time of the earliest settlements, and the members of the family in every generation have upheld the honorable name. Mr. White’s lineage from the immigrant ancestor follows: Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Thomas White, probably from England, was in Weymouth as early as 1635, a member of the church there. He was admitted a freeman of Massachusetts Colony March 3, 1635-36. His name appears upon the earliest records of Weymouth. He was many years one of the selectmen of the town, and was often chosen on important committees. He was in command of a military company and was representative in the General Court...

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Descendants of Joseph Borden of Fall River MA

BORDEN (Fall River family – line of Joseph, fourth generation). The Borden family is an ancient one both here in New England and over the water in old England, as well as one of historic interest and distinction. The New England branch has directly or indirectly traced the lineage of the American ancestor, Richard Borden, many generations back in English history. His first English forbear went over to England from Bourdonnay, Normandy, as a soldier under William the Conquerer, and after the battle of Hastings  – in A. D. 1066 – was assigned lands in the County of Kent,...

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The Discovery Of This Continent, it’s Results To The Natives

In the year 1470, there lived in Lisbon, a town in Portugal, a man by the name of Christopher Columbus, who there married Dona Felipa, the daughter of Bartolome Monis De Palestrello, an Italian (then deceased), who had arisen to great celebrity as a navigator. Dona Felipa was the idol of her doting father, and often accompanied him in his many voyages, in which she soon equally shared with him his love of adventure, and thus became to him a treasure indeed not only as a companion but as a helper; for she drew his maps and geographical charts, and...

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The Meeting in 1811 of Tecumseh and Apushamatahah

The meeting in 1811, of Tecumseh, the mighty Shawnee, with Apushamatahah, the intrepid Choctaw. I will here give a true narrative of an incident in the life of the great and noble Choctaw chief, Apushamatahah, as related by Colonel John Pitchlynn, a white man of sterling integrity, and who acted for many years as interpreter to the Choctaws for the United States Government, and who was an eye-witness to the thrilling scene, a similar one, never before nor afterwards befell the lot of a white man to witness, except that of Sam Dale, the great scout of General Andrew...

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Narrative of Mrs. Clendenin – Indian Captivities

Narrative of the Destruction of the Settlement of Green-Brier, Virginia, together with the capture and surprising conduct of Mrs. Clendenin, who was among those Who Escaped the Tomahawk of the Indians at that Massacre. 1Whether the following narrative was ever in print, except as it stands in Mr. Martin’s Gazetteer of Virginia, I have never learned. It would seem from the following note accompanying it in that work, “that it was extracted from memoirs of Indian wars on the western frontiers of Virginia, communicated to the Philosophical Society of Virginia, by Charles A. Stuart, Esq., of Augusta Co.” Ed. After peace was confirmed between England and France in the year 1761, the Indians commenced hostilities in 1763, 3 Hostilities had not ceased between the whites and the Indians, as will be seen by a reference to the Chronicles of the Indians for this and the preceding years. Ed.  when all the inhabitants in Greenbrier were totally cut off by a party of Indians, headed by the chief warrior Cornstalk. 2 The life and barbarous death of this great chief are given at length in the Book of the Indians, v. 42, 44. Ed  The principal settlements were on Muddy Creek. These Indians, in number about sixty, introduced themselves into the people’s houses under the mask of friendship, where every civility was offered them by the people, providing them with victuals...

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Narrative of Robert Eastburn – Indian Captivities

A Faithful Narrative of the Many Dangers and Sufferings, as well as wonderful and surprising deliverances, of Robert Eastburn, during his late captivity among the Indians. Written by Himself. Published at the earnest request of many persons, for the benefit of the Public. With a recommendatory Preface by the Rev. Gilbert Tennent. Psalms 24, 6, 7, and 193, 2, 4. Philadelphia: Printed. Boston: Reprinted and sold by Green & Russell, opposite the Probate Office in Queen street, 1753. Preface Candid Reader: The author (and subject) of the ensuing narrative (who is a deacon of our church, and has been so for many years) is of such an established good character, that he needs no recommendation of others where he is known; a proof of which was the general joy of the inhabitants of this city, occasioned by his return from a miserable captivity; together with the readiness of divers persons to contribute to the relief of himself and necessitous family, without any request of his, or the least motion of that tendency. But seeing the following sheets are like to spread into many places where he is not known, permit me to say that, upon long acquaintance, I have found him to be a person of candor, integrity, and sincere piety, whose testimony may with safety be depended upon; which give his narrative the greater weight, and may induce...

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Biography of Thomas Fuller

In 1638 THOMAS FULLER came from England to America upon a tour of observation, intending, after he should have gratified his curiosity by a survey of the wilderness world, to return. While in Massachusetts, he listened to the preaching of Rev. Thomas Shepard, of Cambridge, who was then in the midst of a splendid career of religious effort and eloquence, the echo of which, after the lapse of two centuries, has scarcely died away. Through his influence Thomas Fuller was led to take such an interest in the religion of the Puritan school, that the land of liturgies and religious formulas, which he had left behind, became less attractive to him than the ” forest aisles ” of America, where God might be freely worshiped. He has himself left on record a metrical statement of the change in his views which induced him to resolve to make his home in Massachusetts. These verses were collected by the Rev. Daniel Fuller of Gloucester from aged persons, who declare that the author was urged, but in vain, to publish them. Now, after the lapse of two centuries, we will favor the world with a few of them, which will serve as a sample: – “In thirty-eight I set my foot On this New England shore; My thoughts were then to stay one year, And here remain no more. But, by the...

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The 23 Service Battalion Royal Fusiliers

With the formation of the 23 Service Battalion Royal Fusiliers it will be admitted quite a new type of man was brought into the British Army. Public Schools battalions, the Chums, the Footballers, and other battalions were formed. But to the First Sportsman’s belongs the honor of introducing an actually new type. To begin with, it was cosmopolitan. Practically every grade of life was represented, from the peer to the peasant; class distinctions were swept away, every man turned to and pulled his bit. To illustrate what is meant one hut of thirty men at Hornchurch may be mentioned. In...

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The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry

Staff Officers, Companies A-D Officers, Warrant Officers and Senior N.C.O.’s, Who embarked for overseas in May 1915 World War I Commanding Officer, Colonel F.L. Morrison, V.D. Second in Command, Major T.L. Jowitt. Adjutant Major, J.R. Simson, H.L.I. Quartermaster Lieut., T. Clark. Padre, Major A.J. Campbell. Medical Officer, Captain A.D. Kennedy. Signaling Officer, Lieut. R.H. Morrison. Machine Gun Officer, Lieut. A.B. Currie. Transport Officer, Lieut. W.L. Buchanan. R.S.M. J., Alexander, H.L.I. R.Q.M.S., A.M. Steedman. Pipe, Major J. Thomson. Orderly Room, Sergeant A. Kelly. Transport, Sergeant R. Birrell. Pioneer, Sergeant W. Stevenson. Signaling, Sergeant D. Bone. “A” Company O.C. Major A. Marshall Downie. Second in Command Captain George Morton, Junr. C.S.M. J. Mathieson. C.Q.M.S. D.K. Miller. No. 1 Platoon. Lieut. W. Beckett. Sergt. D. Orr. No. 2 ” ” ” T. Keaney. No. 3 ” ” L.G. Aitken. ” D. M’donald. No. 4 ” ” J.G. Milne. ” R. Robertson. “B” Company O.C. Captain J. M’donald. Second in Command C.S.M. J. Smith. C.Q.M.S. F.W. Adams. No. 5 Platoon. Lieut. N.R. Campbell. Sergt. J. Arthur. No. 6 ” 2nd Lieut. Lewis Maclellan. ” R. Allan. No. 7 ” 2nd ” R.E. May. ” J. Stewart. No. 8 ” 2nd ” R.M. Miller. ” G. Miller. “C” Company O.C. Captain J.B. Neilson. Second in Command Captain D.E. Brand. C.S.M. D. Christie. C.Q.M.S. H. Cameron. No. 9 Platoon. 2nd Lieut. J.W. Malcolm. Sergt. J....

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English Baker Genealogies

The following page consists of short genealogies of English Baker families. Henry John Baker of Elemore Hall Durham England James Baker of Buckland House Somerset England Genealogy of John Baker of Waresley House Worcester E136 THOMAS BAKER: of Borley, Ombersley, Co. Worcester; d. 1725; a and left, with other issue, John: his heir, E137. Thomas: ancestor of Baker of Hardwicke Court. E137 JOHN BAKER: b. 1684; of Waresley House, Co. Worcester; m. co-heir of Samuel Slade of Bewsley. George (Rev.): great-grandson, Rev. Slade Baker of Sandbourne, assumed names of Stallard Penoyre. Slade Baker: succeeded father, E138. E138 SLADE BAKER: succeeded by 2nd son. E139 JOHN INNEs BAKER: b. 1746; m. 1775; issue, five sons and five daus. E140 ROBERT BAKER: of West Hay; b. 1786; J. P. and D. L.; m, 1826; issue. E141 REV. ROBERT LOWBRIDGE BAKER: b. 1831; of Ramsden House, Co. Oxford; M. A., Cantab.; J. P.; m. (1) 1858; m. (2), 1871; E143. Robert Michael: late of Ramsden House, E142. Six daughters, all married. E142 ROBERT MICHAEL BAKER: b. 1887; d. 1909; succeeded by mother. E143 HENRIETTA MARIA, MRS. BAKER: succeeded son, 1909. Genealogy of Lloyd-Baker of Hardwicke Court D131 REV. THOMAS BAKER: b. 1693; s. of Thomas Baker, ancestor of Baker of Ramsden House; m. (2), Mary (dau. of William Lloyd, Chancellor of Worcester); issue. D132 REV. WILLIAM LLOYD BAKER: of Stouts Hill, Co. Gloucester; m....

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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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Genealogy of Daniel Baker

B. Daniel Baker: 1780-1849; m. Elmina Hanford; l. In Whitestown, Jamesville, Oswega Co., Auburn and Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and thence to Leona, Winnebago Co., Ill. a. Leander Hanford : b. 1814; m. Martha C. Wing; graduated from the Univ. of Louisville (Ky.), 1842; served in Civil War as Brigade Surgeon in the Union Army; res. Belleville, Ill. Ch.: Leander Wing (b. 1853), Charles Hanford (b. 1856). b. Preserved Daniels: b. 1816; 1. at Durand, Ill. C. Preserved: 1782-1815; m. Lydia Cummings. D. Asa: b. 1791; m. Abigail Ridley. a. Samuel Ridley: b. 1828; m., Mary Bruner; 1. at Rockton, Ill. Ch.: Frank (1857), George (1859). 2. Abijah: 1749-1824; m. Esther Parker; m. (2), Phoebe Boyden; served in the army in the Revolutionary War. A. David: 1782-1861; m. Jemima Richardson; m. (2) Lucy Fairbands. held various military and civil offices in Franklin. a. Abijah Richardson: 1805-1876; grad. Amherst, 1830; D.D., Austin College, Texas, 1878; made valuable contributions to the literature of the Congregational denomination; m. Harriet Newell Woods. (I) George Stuart: b. 1838; grad. Union Theological Seminary, 1870; m. Margaret Coates; served in several different pastorates in N. Y. (II) Charles Richardson: b. 1842; grad. Cambridge Theological Seminary; m. Mary Sneden Schenck. (III) William Henry: b. 1845; grad. Harvard Medical School; professor of gynaecology there; m. Charlotte Ann Ball. Ch.: Roy Ball (1876); Harold Woods (1881). (IV) Walter: b....

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Genealogy of Thomas Baker of East Hampton Connecticut

Genealogy of Thomas Baker 1153 THOMAS BAKER: came from England in 1639 and was enrolled as a “Free Planter” at Milford, one of the original six towns of the New Haven Colony, on the organization of that town, 1639; in 1650 purchased property and real estate in Easthampton, a settlement that was begun in 1649; wrote his name “Backer”, and it was so written in both the Easthampton Patents and in many places in the early Easthampton records. His son Thomas appears to have written his name without the “c”, and it has been so written by the descendants of Thomas for at least a hundred and fifty years; Hobart House was built in 1682; 1618-1700; m. Alice Dayton, 1643. Thomas: 1654-1735; m. Ann Topping. Nathaniel: bapt. 1699. Micah: bapt. 1700. Samuel: 1702-1767; m. Mercy Schellinger. Samuel: b. 1729. Jacob: b. 1732. Jonathan: 1736-1820; m. Mary Barker; separated in 1770, and a divorce followed; m. (2), Sarah Morris. Samuel: 1763-1842; m. Elizabeth Daniels; captured by Indians in 1777, and sold to an officer on the staff of General Burgoyne; one of few Americans present at the formal surrender of Burgoyne and his army to General Gates at Saratoga; served in the Revolutionary War. William: 1791-1863; m. Eunice Conger. Azariah: 1819-1863; m. Harriet Kennedy. Hugh. John K. Ch.: Winfield, Harold, William Kenneth. Benjamin Franklin: b. 1823; m. Mary Brundage. Aaron...

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Genealogy of Daniel Baker

Qa161 DANIEL BAKER: b. in England; m. Sarah Chase, 1740. Col. Jacob: reported to have served on General Washington’s staff, and at his death left an estate now reported to be worth about $800,000,000. Samuel: M.D.; b. 1742; m. Roda (Silliman) Weed, 1773. Isaac: M.D.; b. 1783, at Fairfield, Conn.; m. Susan Morgan Dodge (d. 1833); in 1804 Dr. Isaac surveyed, laid out and named the townsite of Bloomington, Ill.; was county surveyor, clerk of the court (held this office for fifteen years) ; served as postmaster for a great many years and was a much respected citizen; died at the age of 90 years, at the home of his son, LeRoy, Ill. Sidney Dodge: b. 1820; d. 1906, at Council Grove, Kansas; m. Laura A. Edwards, 1848. Frank W.: b. 1857, LeRoy, Ill.; m. Mary Hester Catherine Sherfey, 1878, at Bloomington, Ill.; now living at Anaheim, Calif. Emery Dodge: b. 1880, at Bloomington, Ill.; m. Cora May Kinkle; is a practicing physic;an and surgeon; now living in Spokane, Wash. Ch.: Catherine, Wooster and Emery, Jr. Fred Sherfey : b. 1884 at Rock Creek Ranch, Council Grove, Kansas; m. Alice Tedstone; now living in Ganado, Texas. Ch.: Rosalee and Theodore. Sidney Woods: b. 1885; m. Daisy Scribner; jeweler and optometrist; now living at Sheridan, Montana. Ch.: Frank. George Smith: b. 1887; m. Edna Bell; is an expert orange orchardist; now...

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