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Biography of Ethel Lynn Eliot Beers

Ethel Lynn Eliot Beers. Goshen’s Sweet Singer, Mrs. Ethel Lynn Eliot Beers, who wrote under the nom de plume, of “Ethel Lynn,” was born at Goshen, Orange County, N. Y., in 1825 and died at Orange, N. J., in 1879. Mrs. Beers who was a woman of rare literary gifts, was a frequent contributor to the leading periodicals of her time. Perhaps her best known poem is “All Quiet Along the Potomac,” written during the civil war, which attracted wide attention, and occupies a permanent place in standard poetical literature. “All Quiet Along the Potomac” was first published in Harper’s Weekly of November 30, 1861. The phrase, “All Quiet Along the Potomac,” was a familiar one in the Fall of that year, and in the indifferent announcement that was one day added, “A Picket Shot,” the author found the inspiration of her poem. This celebrated poem when first published bore only the initials “E. B.,” and as it went floating around in the great sea of journalism, numerous aspirants for literary fame, who were not over scrupulous in their methods of obtaining it, grasped the opportunity of playing the role of literary pirates in their ambitious desire to have their names handed down to posterity as poetical celebrities, in the vain hope of thus achieving enduring literary fame. Mrs. Beers, in an explanatory note in her volume of collected...

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Genealogy of Susannah French and John Shideler

9 SUSANNAH FRENCH (Aaron1), b. 1785, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. Nov. 9, 1863, near Troy, Ohio; m. John Shideler (d. Sep. 15, 1844, age 61 yrs., 7 mos., 28 ds.), s. of Peter Shideler of Washington Co., Pennsylvania. John and Susannah (French) Shideler settled in Miami Co., Ohio, soon after marriage. Children: 91 AARON SHIDELER, d.; m. Hannah 92 SUSANNAH SHIDELER, d.; m. Lewis Winters. 93 JOHN SHIDELER, d.; m. Isabelle Long. Ch.: (Hon.) WILLIAM LONG SHIDELER (Dayton, Tenn.), m. JOHN LEWIS SHIDELER, m. MARY, d. SUSANNAH BELLE, d. m.. MARTHA, d. m. GEORGE HUGHES SHIDELER, m. 94 PETER SHIDELER, d. unmarried. 95 MARY SHIDELER, d.; m. John Long. 96 PRISCILLA SHIDELER, d.; m. (Rev.) John Sutton (Baptist). 97 JESSE SHIDELER, d.; m. Mary Bartholomew. 98 LAVINA SHIDELER, b. Mar. 14, 1823; d. Feb. 17, 1857; m. Feb. 13, 1845, William Shilling. 99 LOUISA SHIDELER, d.; m. Thomas Winters. 100 SIMEON SHIDELER, d.; m.; was killed at battle of Chickamauga. 101 ISAACC SHIDELER, d.;...

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Genealogy of Asa French

8 ASA FRENCH (Aaron1), b. July 8, 1780, Essex Co., N. J.; d. Aug. 9, 1845, Miami Co., O.; m. (1st), 1301, Sarah Jackson (b. Apr. 24, 1780; d. Mar. 26,1820); m. (2nd). Miami Co., O., Hannah Davis (b. Feb. 19, 1800, near Lexington, Ky.; d. Mar. 5, 1883, near Troy, O.). Asa French moved from Greene Co., Pa., to Miami Co., O., 1811. Children of first marriage: 68 EZEKIEL FRENCH, b. Aug. 20, 1802, near Amity, Pa.; d. Feb. 2, 1889, S. Bend, Ind.; m. Elizabeth Hilliard. Ch.: CHARLES HILLIARD, d. (m. Mary Eliza Stillman). SARAH d. (m. Francis Clark, s. of Dr. Francis, Ft. Madison, Ind). FRANCES ROSETTA. ELLA MAY (Loring), d. m. 69 SIMEON FRENCH, b. Jan. 7, 1804, near Amity, Pa.; d. July 5, 1889, Springfield, O.; m. (1st) Mar. 25, 1830, Martha McKaig Telford (Andrew). Ch.: ANDREW TELFORD, d. SARAH JANE, d. m. (Cap’t) MILTON, d. SAMUEL, d. m. THOMAS BRAINARD, d. JULIA ANN, d. QUINCY ADAMS, d. m.; no ch. ASA, m. MARTHA MCKAIG, d. m. Simeon French6 s m. (2nd) Oct. 14, 1847, Piqua, O., Permilla Culver. Ch.: SALOMA, m. MARIETTA, m. HOWARD, m. LEANDER LINCOLN, m. 70 AARON FRENCH, b. Sep. 29, 1805, near Amity, Pa.; d. Feb. 12, 1880, Leesburg, Ind.; m. (1st) 1826, Susannah Dye. Ch.: JOHN (d. Elco, Nev.) ; m. MARGARET, d. m. CAROLINE, d. (m. Ezekiel...

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Genealogy of Elizabeth French and Jacob Bartholomew

4 ELIZABETH FRENCH (Aaron1), b. about 1771, Essex Co., N. J.; d. when aged, near Big Tree, Pa.; m. about 1787, Jacob Bartholomew (John). Children: 31 JOHN BARTHOLOMEW, b. Dec. 18, 1788; d. Nov. 8, 1875, Elk Co., Kan.; m. in Greene Co., Pa., Catharine had s. JOHN (who m. near Wooster, O., Esther Ann Oram), and other ch. 32 AARON BARTHOLOMEW, b. 1789; d. Sep., 1845; m three times and had large family ; lived in Greene Co., Pa., and Miami Co.. O. 33 ELIZABETH BARTHOLOMEW, d.; m. Aaron Blakesley; no ch. 34 CHARLOTTE BARTHOLOMEW, d.; m. Brewer; no...

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Genealogy of Deborah French and Isaac Clark

3 DEBORAH FRENCH (Aaron1), b. Nov. 24, 1769, Essex Co., N. J.; d. Dec. 30, 1846, near Amity, Pa.; m. Apr. 12, 1786, Isaac Clark (b. July 28,1766; d. Nov. 30, 1842). Children: 17 PHEBE CLARK, b. June 30,1787; d. West Union, Pa.; m., Feb. 12, 1808, Reason Lams. 18 JOHN CLARK, b. May 19, 1789; d. in O.; m. 19 AARON CLARK, b. May 22, 1790; apprenticed to a tanner, ran away and never returned. 20 SILAS CLARK, b. Feb. 27, 1793; d. Feb. 16, 1853, Amity, Pa.; m. Oct. 29, 1818, Phebe McFarland (James); she d. Dec. 30, 1846, in 78th yr. 21 ISAAC CLARK, b. Feb. 29,1796; d.; m. Jan. 29,1918; m. (1st) Martha Crockart; m. (2nd) ; no ch. 2nd m. 22 ABNER CLARK, b. Feb. 12, 1798; d.; m. Jan. 11, 1826, Patty Evans (Joseph). 23 EZEKIEL CLARK, b. Feb. 24, 1800; d. at Dayton, O.; m., Sep. 12, 1825, Joanna McFarland (James). 24 MARY CLARK, b. Jan. 2,1802; d. West Union, Pa.; m. Oct. 27, 1825, John Fulton (John). 25 LEBBEUS CLARK, b. Nov. 19, 1803; d. Salem, Ia.; m. Dec. 2, 1828, Mary Evans (Joseph) ; ten ch., one of whom, LEBBEUS, lives at Malvern, Ia. 26 CHARLOTTE CLARK, b. July 19, 1805; d. in Vermilion_ Co., Ill. ; m. Harvy Carter. 27 DEBORAH CLARK, b. Apr. 19, 1807; d ; m....

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Genealogy of Aaron French, Jr.

2 AARON FRENCH, Jr. (Aaron1), b. Apr. 19, 1767, Essex Co., N. J.; d. Jan. 31, 1850, Johnstown, O.; m. (1st), Mar. 8, 1792, Washington Co., Pa., Ruth Coe (b. Aug. 19, 1770, Morristown, N. J.; d. Mar. 19, 1835, Johnstown, O.), dau. of Elder Joseph Coe (Joseph, Joseph, Benjamin, Robert), and Abigail Moon, his w. Aaron French 2 m. (2nd) Oct. 8, 1835, Catharine Combs (d. Aug. 9, 1856), wid. of – Starkey. Robert Coe, ancestor of Ruth (Coe) French, came to Mass., 1634, from Suffolkshire, England, where he was b., 1596. Children of first marriage (none of second): 10 JOSEPH FRENCH, b. May 8, 1793; d. July 10, 1804. 11 JOHN FRENCH, b. Jan. 11, 1795, Amity, Pa.; d. Mar. 3, 1874, Onslow, Ia.; m. Oct. 1, 1818, Sarah Clark (b. Feb. 22, 1801; d. Jan. 7, 1891), dau. of Bethuel Clark, Amity, Pa. Ch.: AARON (b. July 4, 1819, Amity, Pa.; d. Apr. 28, 1909, Peterson, Ia.; m. Lydia Duke). BETHUEL (twin of Aaron; b. July 4, 1819; d. Mar. 24, 1904; m. Sarah Sinkey) MALINDA, d. JOSEPH (b. Mar. 19, 1823; d. July 3, 1900, Wyoming, Ia.; m. (1st) Catharine Sinkey, Johnstown, O.; m. (2nd) Grade Beaver). ELIJAH, d.  MANCY, d. JESSE CLARA (b. Nov. 17, 1832; d. Mar. 8, 1905, Manchester, Ia.; m. Laura Eveline Mudge). ELIZA ANN (b. June 1, 1836; m. Wilson...

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Genealogy of Lydia French and James Fordyce

7 LYDIA FRENCH (Aaron1), b. about 1777, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. about 1856-7, Miami Co., Ohio; m. June 28, 1802, Amity, Pennsylvania, James Fordyce, Jr. (b. Sep. 17, 1 2; d. Aug., 1852) ; moved from Pennsylvania to Miami Co., Ohio, 1811. Children: 58 ELIZABETH FORDYCE, b. Apr. 8, 1803; d. Apr., 1806. 59 URI FORDYCE, b. Feb. 18, 1805; d. Mar. 4, 1876; m. Mar. 17, 1829, Margaret Ann Long; 10 ch., including RUHAMA ANN (b. Nov. 21,1831; d. May 13, 1809, N. Y. City; m. Thomas Bowdle); MARGARET ELLEN (b. May 15, 1838; lives at West Milton, O.; m. William Wallace Wilson) ; and JOHN JOSEPHUS (b. Mar. 30, 1844; m.). 60 JOHN FORDYCE, b. Nov. 29, 1806; d. Aug. 23, 1829. 61 ZADOK FORDYCE, b. Jan. 29, 1809; d. Aug., 1837. 62 JAMES FORDYCE, b. Jan. 11, 1811; d.; m. Margaret Bull. 63 EZEKIEL FORDYCE, b. Jan. 19,1813; d. Nov. 11, 1887; m. (1st) Mar. 6, 1835, Eliza Denman and had ch.; m. (2nd) Nov. 5, 1850, Barbary Stull (b. July 4, 1824) ; six ch. of 2nd m., of whom JAMES LEONARD, MATTIE (Kime), ANNA (Casey), and SARAH ARMINDA (Wagoner) live in Ind. 64 WILLIAM FORDYCE, b. Nov. 4, 1815; d.; m. Emily Roberts. 65 MARY FORDYCE, b. Apr. 5, 1818; d.; m. Philip Lawhead; no ch. 66 ASA FORDYCE, b. Feb. 8, 1821;...

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Genealogy of Ezekiel French

6 EZEKIEL FRENCH (Aaron1), b. June 17, 1775, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. Jan. 1, 1861, Miami Co., Ohio; m. (1st) Mar. 4, 1795, Phebe Bates (b. Jan. 18, 1775; d. Sep. 4, 1843), dau. of Ephraim Bates; m. (2nd) Jan. 16, 1845, Martha Jones (b. Mar. 21, 1773; d.) ; m. (3rd) Elizabeth (b. May, 1777, in N. J.; d. Feb., 1860, Miami Co., O.), widow of Enoch Sutton. Ezekiel French a moved from Pennsylvania to West Virginia, 1798, and to Miami Co., Ohio, 1811. Children of first marriage (none of second or third): 47 ISAAC FRENCH, b. Feb. 28, 1796, Amity, Pa.; d. Aug. 1850, Miami Co., O.; m. 1817, Wheeling (W.) Va., Elizabeth Ryan (b. 1800, in Pa.; d. 1852, Piqua, O.). Ten ch. were b. to them, most of whom d. young; their dau. MARY ANN FRENCH (b. July 20, 1821, now living, Sidney, O., in 90th yr.), m. Jan. 28, 1840, Alexander Clark (b. Feb. 20, 1818, near Cincinnati, O.), s. of James Clark, and had ch.: James Ezekiel (d. m.), Thomas Creighton (d.), Isaac Alexander (m.), and Laura Bell (m. Daniel Zelith Clark). 48 EPHRAIM FRENCH, b. Aug. 30, 1798; d. same year. 49 ELIZABETH FRENCH, b. Feb. 23, 1800; d. young. 50 MARY FRENCH, b. Feb. 23, 1801; d. 1838, unmarried. 51 ASA FRENCH, b. Mar. 29, 1803; d. Feb. 26, 1844,...

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Genealogy of Mary French and John Clark

5 MARY FRENCH (Aaron3), b. 1772, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. Jan. 12, 1859, Johnstown, Ohio, age 86 yrs. 6 mos.; m. near Amity, Pennsylvania, John Clark (d. Jan. 28, 1840, age 69 yrs.), a Baptist preacher, brother of Isaac Clark, h. of Deborah French;3 he moved to Licking Co., Ohio, about 1810. Children: 35 MARY CLARK, d. m. (2). 36 DEBORAH CLARK, d. m. 37 LYDIA CLARK, d. 38 EUNICE CLARK, d.; m. Elder John Evans (Washington). 39 LUTHER CLARK, d. age 6 or 7 yrs. 40 MATTHEW CLARK, d. Mar. 10, 1875, age 76 yrs.; m. Mary Evans (Washington) and had ch., of whom are now living Lucy (Hanover), EUNICE (Gorsuch) and GEORGE WASHINGTON CLARK of Ohio, and AMELIA (Ulrey) of _Cal. 41 JESSE CLARK, d. 1828, age 28 yrs.; m. 42 JOHN CLARK, d.; m. Jane Creighton. 43 AARON CLARK (twin of Aaron42), d. 1865, age 63 yrs.; m. Amelia Evans (Washington). 44 MOSES CLARK (twin of Aaron43), d. 1854, age 52 yrs., unmarried. 45 REUBEN CLARK, d. Mar. 30, 1838, age 34 yrs. 46 ASA CLARK, d. 1842, age 31 yrs.; m. and had dau. MARY who m. Cary Milburn, Lawrence Co., Ill., where she d. leaving...

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Biography of George B. McKinney

George B. McKinney is the vice president of the investment securities firm operating under the name of b’. J. Matre & Company in St. Louis. Before establishing his present business he had gained an enviable record as a salesman who was relied upon from year to year by a large clientele of bond purchasers who found him thoroughly posted and reliable in every way. Before coming to St. Louis he was employed on Wall street in New York city and had become thoroughly familiar with the methods and opportunities of the financial world. He is an eastern man by birth, the place of his nativity being Newark, New Jersey, and the date December 15, 1889. His parents were Joseph and Mary (Wilson) McKinney. The father, a native cf Dublin, Ireland, came to the United States in his boyhood days and as the years passed was known in business circles as a capable master mechanic. He departed this life in 1905, while his widow, a native of the state of New York, is now residing in St. Louis. George B. McKinney was educated in the public schools of New Jersey and in St. Mary’s College at St. Marys, Kansas. He started out in the business world on Wall street, New York City, being connected with several large bond houses, and during that period he became thoroughly familiar with operations on...

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Biography of David Milton Boyd

David Milton Boyd, secretary of the Traffic Motor Truck Corporation of St. Louis, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 1, 1878, and is a son of Trustin Brown and Emily (Tousey) Boyd, who are now residents of St. Louis. Their family numbered two sons, the younger being Ingram F., who Is the president of the Boyd-Richardson Men’s Apparel Company of this city. In the acquirement of his education, David Milton Boyd attended Smith Academy of St. Louis, which he entered in 1887, completing his course by graduation in June, 1896. He afterward attended Yale University and won his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1899. He started out in the business world as a representative of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, holding a clerical position with that company until 1901. In the following year he entered the employ of Russell Sage at New Paltz, New York, and in 1900 was made general superintendent of the New Paltz & Poughkeepsie Traction Company, so continuing until 1901. In that year he became general manager of the Shore Line Railway at St. Johns, New Brunswick, where he remained until 1904. During the succeeding five years he was again connected with the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, acting as private secretary to the vice president and later was appointed division freight agent at Newark, New Jersey. With his return to St. Louis Mr....

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Biography of Levi Livermore Tucker

Levi Livermore Tucker, late superintendent and president of the Kansas Wesleyan Business College of Salina, devoted practically his entire life to the training of young men and women for business. Fully forty years were given to that profession, and few men accomplished a more satisfying aggregate of results in this field than Professor Tucker. He was of New England birth and ancestry. The farm in Orange County, Vermont, where he was born December 10, 1853, was also the birthplace of his father, Levi Livermore Tucker, Sr., and the house that thus served as a birthplace to these two generations was also the birthplace of Professor Tucker’s oldest living child. Mr. Tucker’s mother was Betty Putnam Carleton, also a native of Vermont. His early education Mr. Tucker acquired in the Vermont Conference Seminary at Newbury, where he was graduated with the class of 1874 at the age of twenty-one. He afterwards took a two years’ course in the Troy Rosiness College of Troy, New York, and for one year taught in the Troy Conference Business College at Courtney, Vermont. Following that came three years spent as principal of the Schofield Business College of Providence, Rhode Island. For fourteen years Mr. Tucker was principal of the New Jersey Business College at Newark, then for one year had charge of the office of a leather factory at Newark, and for ten years...

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Biographical Sketch of Lewis Hall

Hall, Lewis; life insurance; born, Ox Bow, N. Y., Nov. 19, 1S57; son of Caleb G. and Catherine J. Lewis Hall; educated, Cazenovia, N. Y., Evanston, Ill.; married, Theresa, N. Y., March 31, 1896, Henrietta C. Simonds; twenty years representative The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., Newark, N. J., at present with The Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co., Hartford Conn.; director T. H. Geer & Co.; member of Wade Park Lodge, No. 800, I. O. O....

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Biographical Sketch of Moses J. Gries

Gries, Moses J.; rabbi; born, Newark, N. J., Jan. 25, 1868; son of Jacob and Katie Gries; educated, Hughes High School, Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College; married, Cleveland, June 15, 1898, Frances Hays; issue, two sons; pres. Central Conference of American Rabbis; member Board of Governors, Hebrew Union College, Board of Editors, Department of Synagogue and School Extension; member committee on Municipal Arts and Architecture of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce (group plan); member board of trustees Cleveland Associated Charities; trustee Cleveland School of Art; Federation of Jewish Charities; director of The City Club of Cleveland; also past pres. of the following: Educational League, B’nai B’rith; Cleveland. Council of Jewish Women; Alumni Assn of the Hebrew Union College; Jewish Religious Education Ass’n of Ohio; and the Ohio Rabinnical Ass’n and pres. of Council Educational...

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Biographical Sketch of Emanuel Lowith

Lowith, Emanuel; retired; born in Austria, 1841; educated, University of Prague; married, Newark, N. J., 1880, Marie Wilhemina Schnal; served in the Austrian Army before coming to Cleveland in 1883; late vice pres. The W. P. Southworth Co.; pres. The Highland Realty Co.; member Ezekiel Lodge, No. 90, I. O. B. B.; member Chamber of Commerce. Favorite recreation:...

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