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Genealogy of William Allen Family

I131 WILLIAM ALLEN: b. in England; came to America in 1638, and lived in Salisbury, Mass.; m. Ann Goodale, by whom he had 11 ch. I132 BENJAMIN ALLEN: b. 1652; m., first, Mrs. Rachel Wheeler; m., 2nd, Hopestill Leonard; served in King Philip's War in 1678; father of 14 ch., including I133 JEREMIAH ALLEN: had 14 ch., including I134 BENJAMIN ALLEN: whose s. was I135 BARNABAS ALLEN: served in the Revolutionary War. I136 REUBEN ALLEN: who had I137 PHILEMON ALLEN: d. 1866; had I138 CLARK ALLEN: m. (2nd) Emeline Whipple; 3 ch. by 1st w. and 6 by 2nd. (1) Elliott: d. y. (2) Charles: d. y. (3) Alta: b. 1863; m. Frank Hamil, 1897. (A) Cecil. (B) Allen. (4) Marion John: m. Mary Ray, 1900. (A) Marion: now (1929) studying for his master's degree in Chicago. (B) Florence: a college grad.; engaged in the teaching profession near Kansas City. (C) Doris: b. 1910; student at the Tulsa, Okla., University. (D) John: b. 1912; also a student at the university. (5) Mary Jane: twin sister of Marion; b. 1867; m. Charles Hatch, of Canada. Issue. (A) Elizabeth: b. 1894. (B) Marion: b. 1896; a journalist near N. Y. City. (C) John: b. 1897; m. Birdie Campbell; lives in Dallas, Tex.; engaged in automobile business. (D) Clark: b. 1899; d. 1918. (E) Mary: b. 1903; m. Ernest Ames, of Calif.,...

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Genealogy of William Allen Family of Manchester Massachsetts

G129 WILLIAM ALLEN: one of the first settlers of Manchester, Mass., was born in 1602. He came from Manchester, England, with the Merchants' or Dorchester Co., in 1624. He m. Elizabeth Bradley in 1629 or '30. She was b. 1603, d. 1632. His 1st wife d., and about 1633 he m. again, and had issue. (2) Samuel: b. Jan. 8, 1632. (3) Deborah: 1637. (4) Bethiah: 1639; d. Feb., 1640. (5) Onesiphorous: 1642. (6) William: 1646. (7) Jonathan: 1649. (2) Samuel: m. Sarah Tuck, of Beverly, ab. 1660. He d. in 1700. They had (A) Samuel: b. Aug. 4, 1663. (B) John: b. Feb. 12, 1666. (C) William: b. Mar. 18, 1670; d. Dec. 29, 1696. (D) Joseph: b. June 26, 1672. (E) Benjamin: b. June 4, 1681; bap. Oct. 2, 1681. (F) Jonathan: b. Sept. 4, 1684. (5) Onesiphorous: m. Martha -------, about 1668. Ch. b. in Manchester, d. 1718. (A) Onesiphorous: b. July 13, 1674. (B) William: b. Mar. 7, 1677; m. Sarah Walker, 1700. Ch. 3 daus. (C) John: b. May 17, 1679; m. Alice Bennett, 1705. Ch. 1 dau. (D) Richard: b. Dec. 10, 1684. (A) Samuel, Jr.: m. Abigail Williams, Mar. 17, 1686. Ch. all b. in Manchester. (a) Samuel: b. Oct. 7, 1692; d. y. (b) Samuel: b. Aug. 1, 1701. (c) Jeremiah: b. June 26, 1704. (d) Jerusee: b. Jan. 24, 1712....

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Biography of John J. Ingalls

John J. Ingalls was a genius and one of the most versatile statesmen, scholars and writers which Kansas had produced. He was born at Middletown, Massachusetts, December 29, 1833, a son of Elias T. and Eliza (Chase) Ingalls, and a descendant of Edmond Ingalls, who, with his brother Francis, founded the town of Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1628. Mr. Ingalls graduated at Williams College, Massachusetts, in 1855, and two years later was admitted to the bar in his native county of Essex. In 1858 he came to Kansas and served as a member of the Wyandotte constitutional convention in 1859, in the following year being elected secretary of the territorial council. While secretary of the State Senate in 1861, at the first session of the Legislature, he submitted a design for a state seal, and in 1862 was elected to the State Senate. During the Civil war he served as judge advocate on the staff of Gen. George W. Deitzler, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, and in 1864 was nominated for lieutenant governor on the “Anti-Lane” ticket. Mr. Ingalls’ first election to the United States Senate, in 1873, as the successor of Samuel C. Pomeroy, followed one of the most sensational scenes which ever occurred in a nominating convention, and, as elsewhere narrated, marked Mr. Pomeroy’s permanent elimination from politics. He was twice re-elected and served in the Senate...

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Biographical Sketch of Lawrence D. Bailey, Judge

Judge Lawrence D. Bailey, long a resident of Emporia and the pioneer lawyer of Southwestern Kansas, also accomplished much in forwarding the agricultural interests of the state. He was a New Hampshire man, born at Sutton, Merrimack County, August 26, 1819. He was of an old Euglish manufacturing family, and his American ancestors are said to have built the first woolen factory in America at what is now Georgetown, Massachusetts. The judge was educated in Pennsylvania, read law and was admitted to the bar in July, 1846, and after practicing three years in New Hampshire started for California, by way of Cape Horn. After spending four years on the coast, engaged in lumbering, gold digging, practicing law and editorial work, he returned to New Hampshire in the fall of 1853. He then practiced law in his native state until he started for Kansas in the spring of 1857. On the second of April, of that year, Judge Bailey settled on a claim near Clinton, Douglas County, but in the following September opened a law office at Emporia. In 1858 he was elected to the Territorial Legislature; in the following year became associate justice of the Supreme Court of Kansas, under the Wyandotte constitution, and in 1862 was re-elected for six years, under statehood. In 1863 he assisted in organizing the State Board of Agriculture, serving as its president for...

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James Davis of Haverhill, Massachusetts

E112 JAMES DAVIS: B. about 1584. He came to New England as early as 1634 and was one of the original settlers of Hampton, 1638. Removed to Haverhill, 1646, being one of the twelve who petitioned the General Court for authority to settle at Pentucket where they founded the present city of Haverhill, Mass. His son E113 JOHN DAVIS: b. in Gloucestershire, England, 1621; m Jane Peasley. In 1650 he was on a committee to lay out a boundary between Haverhill and Salisbury. About 1653 he went to Oyster River where he settled near Davis Creek. Had numerous grants of land, was selectman seven times, constable, surveyor of lands. Called ensign as early as 1662. Ch. include: (1) Sarah: b. 1649; m. James Smith; killed by Indians, 1694. (2) John: b. 1651. He and his wife and several ch. were killed in the Massacre of 1694 and two daus. were carried as captives to Canada. (3) Moses: b. 1657; m. Reuhamah Dow, 1681. He was a private, under his brother, Capt. James Davis in a scout against the Indians in 1712 and he and his son, Moses, were killed by the redskins in 1724. (A) John: b. 1682; m. Abigail Meader. Ch. include: (a) John: m. Judith (?) about 1797. (b) Nathaniel: b. 1716; m. Hannah Davis. 1. John: bapt. 1746. 2. Elijah: bapt. 1750. 3. Solomon. 4. George....

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Biographical Sketch of Alley, John B.

Alley, John B., son of John and Mercy (Buffum) Alley, was born in Lynn, January 7, 1817. He belongs to one of the oldest Essex county families, and is descended from Hugh Alley, who, with his brother John, settled in Lynn in 1834. He received his education in the public schools of his native town, and at the age of fourteen was apprenticed to a shoe manufacturer, and at nineteen received the gift of his time. Soon after the close of his apprenticeship he went to Cincinnati and there purchased a flatboat, which he loaded with merchandise and carried to New Orleans, and the success of this enterprise laid the foundation of his fortune. At the age of twenty-one he returned to Lynn and began the manufacture of shoes. In five years, at the age of twenty-six, he was the owner of one of the largest enterprises in a city full of active, shrewd men with whom he had entered on a race for wealthy. In 1847 he established a house in Boston for the sale of hides and leather. At various times he has been the senior partner in the firm of Alley, Choate & Cummings, the firm of John B. Alley & Co., and later in the firm of Alley Brothers & Place, in which the two sons of Mr. Alley and Mr. Place were the partners....

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Biographical Sketch of Adams, John Gregory, Bishop

Adams, John Gregory Bishop, son of Isaac and Margaret Adams, was born in Groveland, Essex County, October 6, 1841. He obtained a common school education, and spent the greater part of his boyhood and youth in that locality. In the early summer of 1861 he enlisted in Major Ben; Perley Poore’s rifle battalion, which later became the nucleus of the 19th Massachusetts regiment. He served through the war, rising to the rank of captain. He participated in every march, and was engaged in every battle of the army of the Potomac in which his regiment took part. At Fredericksburg he saved the colors of his regiment from capture, after eight color bearers had been killed. He was twice severely wounded in the second day’s fight at Gettysburg, and while in the advanced lines before Petersburg, on the 22d of June 1864, he was captured with his regiment, and for nine months suffered the miseries of a southern prison pen. After the war he was for some years foreman in the factory of B. F. Doak & Co., but on account of failing health resigned that position to enter the inspector’s office in the Boston Custom House. He remained there fifteen months, when he was appointed postmaster at Lynn, which office he held eight years. On the establishment of the reformatory prison at Concord, he was appointed deputy superintendent, and...

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Biographical Sketch of Alden, Lewis

Alden, Lewis, son of Lewis and Abigail (Belcher) Alden, was born in East Randolph, Norfolk County, April 29, 1848. He received a common and high school education. Between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one he worked in the shoe factory of L. F. Wilde & Co. Later, for nearly five years. He worked for Rufus Gibbs & Co., boot and shoe jobbing house, Boston—most of the time in charge of their factory at South Weymouth. He established himself in business in Holbrook, 1878, entering his present factory (boots and shoes) 1885. Mr. Alden was married in Saugus, June 1874, to Harriet S. Hammond. Of this union is one child; Mabel Frances Alden. Mr. Alden is trustee of the Holbrook public library. He was largely instrumental in founding the Holbrook Methodist church, and has been for ten years superintendent of the Sunday school. He is always alive and active in promoting the temperance cause. He is a director in the Holbrook Co-operative Bank, a charter member of the Knights of Honor, having passed through every grade of...

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Biographical Sketch of Allen, Frank Dewey

Allen, Frank Dewey, son of Charles Francis and Olive Ely (Dewey) Allen, was born in Worcester, August 16, 1850. He was educated in the Worcester high school; was graduated from Yale in the class of 1873, and from the Boston University law school in 1875; was managing clerk in the offices of Hillard, Hyde & Dickinson, Boston, remaining with them until 1878, when he was admitted to the Suffolk county bar. Upon severing his connection with Hillard, Hyde & Dickinson, he opened an office for himself in Boston, where he has ever since been located as attorney and counselor-at-law. Mr. Allen was married in Lynn, January 9, 1878, to Lucy, daughter of Trevett M. and Eliza (Munroe) Rhodes. They have no children. In 1884 Mr. Allen organized the Massachusetts Temperance Home for Inebriates, which is located at Lynn. He was made its president, which position he still holds. He served one year as clerk of the Washington Street Baptist church, Lynn, when he resigned from pressure of other duties. He was elected from Lynn to the House of Representatives in 1881 to ’82, serving on the judiciary committee and acting as its clerk, also on the committee on the removal of Judge Day, the congressional re-districting committee, and the committee on banks and banking. He served on the Republican state central committee from the 1st Essex senatorial district for...

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Biographical Sketch of Ames, Frank M.

Ames, Frank M., son of Oakes and Eveline (Gilmore) Ames, was born in North Easton, Bristol County, August 14, 1833. He was educated at Leicester and Andover academies. Upon leaving school he entered into the employ of the well-known firm of Oliver Ames & Sons, where he remained several years, and became practically acquainted not only with the mechanical part of manufacturing shovels, but also with the details of an extensive business. In 1858 he removed to Canton to take control of the business of the Kinsley Iron & Machine Company. At the present time he is one of the chief owners in the corporation. He is also president of the Lamson Consolidated Store Service Company. He has, in addition to the other business, been largely interested in railroads, and was for several years sole trustee and manager of the New Orleans, Mobile & Texas Railroad. He also owns and manages a large plantation of about twelve thousand acres, on the Mississippi River, directly opposite the city of New Orleans, where he has each year from thirteen hundred to fifteen hundred acres of land cultivated with sugar-cane, and a large area with rice, while the remaining portion is used for grazing purposes. He has been active in public life. He was sergeant major and quartermaster of the 2d battalion infantry, which afterwards became the 4th regiment, of which he...

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Biography of Capt. Benjamin Brown

Capt. Benjamin Brown, father of General John, and of Judge A. G. Brown, and one of the most prominent among the early settlers of Ames, was born October 17, 1745, at Leicester, Massachusetts. His grandfather, William Brown, came from England to America while a youth, was the first settler in the town of Hatfield, on the Connecticut river, and was often engaged in the Indian wars of that period. Capt. John Brown, father of Benjamin, served with credit in the colonial army during the French war, and represented the town of Leicester in the Massachusetts legislature during, and for many years after, the revolutionary war. In February, 1775, Benjamin Brown, then thirty years old, joined a regiment of minute men, and two months later was engaged in active hostilities. In May he was commissioned a lieutenant in Colonel Prescott’s regiment of the Massachusetts line, and in June participated in the battle of Bunker’s Hill. Two of his brothers, Pearly and John Brown, were also engaged in this battle, the latter being dangerously wounded in two places, and borne off the field during the engagement. This brother Pearly was subsequently killed at the battle of White Plains, and another brother, William, died in hospital. In January, 1777, Lieut. Brown was commissioned a captain in the eighth regiment Massachusetts line. His regiment took a very active part in the operations directed...

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Biography of John S. Cairns

North Carolina has produced many men of genius whose lives gave rich prospects of fame and usefulness, who doubtless would have brought honor and glory to the shrine of the “Old North State;” but when life has seemed most hopeful to them, when their work has begun, as it appeared, to cast upon them the halo of success, they have been snatched away from the merited renown of this world to the rest and greater glory of the Unknown. The lamented Fuller, with his thirty ideal years of a faithful life, and the invalid Gillespie, struggling against the evils of a life-devouring disease for the calling of his muse, are illustrations of this lamentable fact-this law of Fate. It is not of one who showed talents for the work of the poet, the statesman, or the orator that I now write, but of one who had gifts which promised him a station of note in the scientific world. John S. Cairns was born February 10, 1862, at Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was of Scotch parentage. His father had left “the banks and braes” of “bonnie Scotland” for the new prosperity of America. Being an intelligent, well-read man, he and his faithful wife brought with them a large and valuable stock of Scotch ideas of work and industry. Mr. Cairns, when his son was about eight years of age, moved to...

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Biography of Walter G. Tyzzer, M.D.

Dr. Walter G. Tyzzer, a physician and surgeon of St. Louis, was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, August 8, 1863. His father, the late George It. Tyzzer, a native of England, came to America in 1846 with his parents, Josiah and Mary Ann (Roberts) Tyzzer, who settled in Wakefield, Massachusetts, where George R. Tyzzer was reared and educated. In the latter part of his life he engaged in carriage manufacturing and passed away in Wakefield, February 4, 1904, when seventy-one years of age, his birth having occurred in Cornwall, England, December 18, 1832. In early manhood he wedded Matilda J. Edwards, who was also born in England, a daughter of John and Johanna (Mayne) Edwards, both now deceased. Her mother came to America from Cornwall, England, in 1846, the family settling in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The parents of Dr. Tyzzer were married in Wakefield and to them were born five children, three sons and two daughters, all of whom are yet living, namely: George A., who is a school teacher of Boston, Massachusetts; Isabel M., the wife of A. Fremont Oliver, living at Wakefield; Walter G., of this review; Jennie R., the wife of Martin L. Cunningham, likewise living at Wakefield; and Dr. Ernest E. Tyzzer, a prominent physician who is now a professor in the Harvard Medical School. At the usual age Walter G. Tyzzer became a pupil in the...

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1739 Byfield Massachusetts Parish Records Baptisms

Joshua, son of Joshua Noyes, Apr. 22. Jedidiah, son of Samll Stickney, May 6. Eunice, dau. of Moses Hale, June 3. Benjamin, son of Samll Wallingford, June 10 John, son of Elkanah Lunt, June 10. Mary, dau. of Nathan Wheeler, jr., June 17, 1739. Joseph, son of Joseph Sweatt, June 24, 1739 John, son of Samll Searl, June 24, 1739. Ezekiel, son of Samll Northend, June 8. Silas, son of Caleb Burbank, July 29. Samuell, son of Moses Gerrish, Aug. 19. Sarah, dau. of Samll Lowell, Sept. 9. John, son of Jonathan Thurlo, Sept. 23. Dorothy, dau. of Dea. Samll Moody, Oct. 14, 1739. Judith, dau. of Joseph Noyes, Oct. 21. Elizabeth, dau. of Jno. Stewartt, Nov. 11. Mary, dau. of Jonathan Layton, Dec. 2. Benjamin, son of Abraham Sawyer, Dec. 2. Stephen, son of Eliphlet Danford, Dec. 2. Hannah, dau. of Aaron Dresser, Dec. 16 Abner, son of Mark Moors, jr., Dec....

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