Location: Exeter New Hampshire

Jackson Family of Fall River, MA

Here in this article it is the purpose to treat of but one branch or family of the Massachusetts Jacksons – the family of John Jackson, who was a descendant of the Middleboro settler of the name, one John Jackson, and who in time removed to the State of Maine, the home State for several generations of the Fall River Jacksons in question. The first John Jackson came from England to New England and settled in Middleboro, where in May, 1714, he was married to Mary Smith. They had two children (if not more), John and Cornelius, the latter of whom was born in Middleboro Sept. 11, 1716. The father died in 1731.

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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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King William’s War – Indian Wars

The war commonly called by the colonists, “King William’s War,” commenced in 1688 and ended in 1697. The object of the French was the expulsion of the English from the northern and middle provinces. The English directed their efforts against Canada. The French secured the services of the greater part of the Indians, and the united forces spread death and desolation in all directions.

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Biography of Elbridge G. Little

Elbridge G. Little was born August 5, 1807. He obtained his preliminary education at Exeter, N.H., and graduated from the Medical College at Cleveland, Ohio. He attained eminence in his profession, and in New Lisbon, Wis., where his last years were passed, he was one of the wealthiest and most prominent citizens. His wife, who was born November 4, 1809, was a daughter of Thomas and Judith (Dodge) Peabody, of the part of old Danvers, Mass., now known as Peabody. She was a sister of George Peabody, the wealthy and benevolent banker, who died in London, and who bequeathed to her son, George Peabody Little, a portion of his vast wealth. Six children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Little, George P.; Allen F., who was born August 12, 1838; and Henry C., who was born March 31, 1842. George Peabody Little was educated in the academy in Lewiston, N.Y., Pembroke Academy of Pembroke, N.H., and the gymnasium and military institute here, a branch of the Norwich Military Academy of Vermont. He taught school for one term in Pembroke, N.H., when he was eighteen years old, and the following year went to Portland, Me., where he was engaged in mercantile business some six years. The ten years ensuing he managed a photograph studio at Palmyra, N.Y., having taken a fancy to chemicals and cameras. Returning then to Pembroke, N.H.,...

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Biography of George Oliver Locke

George Oliver Locke, of Pembroke, an ex-member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, was born in South New Market, N.H., September 19, 1826, son of Simeon and Clarissa (Tash) Locke. His great-grand-father, David Locke, who was a native of Yorkshire, England, became an early settler in Rye, N.H., where he owned a good farm, and resided there until his death, which occurred at a good old age. Simeon Locke (first), grandfather of the subject of this sketch, followed farming in Epsom for a time. Later he moved to East Concord, N.H., and there spent the rest of his life. His habits of thrift and industry enabled him to acquire considerable property. In politics he voted with the Democratic party, but his retiring disposition would not permit him to take any active part in public affairs. He attended the Congregational church. At his death he was seventy-nine years old. He married Abigail Blake, a Epsom, who attained the age of seventy-three, and was the mother of nine children. Of these the third, Simeon Locke (second), was born in East Concord. He settled in South New Market, and there followed his calling of mechanic for the rest of his active period. He was an able business man as well as a good mechanic, and by making proper use of his opportunities he realized excellent financial results. He was a Democrat...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles C. Bolton

Bolton, Charles C.; capitalist; born, Cleveland, March 23, 1855; son of Judge Thomas Bolton; educated, public schools, Miss Guilford’s Academy, the Phillips Exeter Academy, of Exeter, N. H., and Harvard University, B. A., 1877; married, Cleveland, Nov. 24, 1880, Miss Julia Castle, daughter of William Castle, a former mayor of Cleveland; four surviving children: Chester, Irving, Newell and Julian; after graduating, spent two years traveling abroad; became identified with Rhodes & Co., the predecessors of M. A. Hanna & Co.; remained with that firm 25 years; retired in 1904, devoting time to private interests; charter member of Troop A; served in every capacity from private to captain; now veteran member; life member Chamber of Commerce; director and chair-man of Military Committee; Republican; member St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Union, University and Country Clubs, of Cleveland, and Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh; interested in charity and philanthropy; former pres. Associated Charities. Recreations: Hunting, Fishing, Travel and Motoring; member Winan’s Point Shooting Club and Castalia Sporting...

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Biographical Sketch of Worchester Reed Warner

Warner, Worchester Reed; manufacturer; born, Cummington, Hampshire County, Mass., May 16, 1846; son of Franklin J. and Vesta Wales (Reed) Warner; educated, district school, Cummington; (D. Mech. Sc., Western University of Pennsylvania, 1897) ; married, Cleveland, Cornelia F. Blakemore, of Philadelphia, June 26, 1890; learned machinist’s trade at Boston and at Exeter, N. H.; with Pratt & Whitney Co., Hartford, Conn.; 1870-1880, and at same time pursued studies in astronomy, and other scientific branches, and experimented in telescope building as a recreation; in 1881, with Ambrose Swasey, established firm of Warner & Swasey, incorporated as The Warner & Swasey Co., 1900; mfrs. machine tool and optical instruments of precision, including range-finders, gunsights, field telescopes, etc., for the government; director Citizens’ Savings & Trust Co., Cleveland Society for Savings; trustee Western Reserve University, Case School of Applied Science; fellow Royal Astronomical Society, A. A. A. S.; member British Astronomical Society, American Society Mechanical Engineers (mgr. 1890-1893, pres. 1896-1897); past pres. Civil Engineers Club, Cleveland; Republican. Clubs: Union, Country, University, Sleepy Hollow...

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Biographical Sketch of Ambrose Swasey

Swasey, Ambrose; manufacturer; born, Exeter, N. H., Dec. 19, 1846; son of Nathaniel and Abigail Chesley (Peavey) Swasey; early education in schools of Exeter; degree of engineering Case School of Applied Science, 1905; Sc. D. Denison University, Granville, O., 1910; married, Hampton, N. IL, Oct. 24, 1871, Lavinia D. Marston, daughter of David and Sarah Ann (Dearborn) Marston; entered into partnership with W. R. Warner (Warner & Swasey), 1880, mfrs. machine tools and astronomical instruments; the 36-inch Lick telescope, the 26-inch of Naval observatory, Washington, the 40-inch Yerkes telescope, as well as a new and exceptionally accurate dividing engine, are some of the firm’s achievements; invented Swasey Range and Position Finder, adopted by the United States Government; pres. The Warner & Swasey Co., pres. the Caxton Building Co.; director the Cleveland Trust Co.; Chevalier Legion of Honor, France, 1900; trustee of Denison University, Granville, O.; vice pres. Y. M. C. A.; past pres. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, N. Y.; past pres. the Cleveland Engineering Society; past pres. Chamber of Commerce; member Institution of Mechanical Engineers of Great Britain and British Astronomical Assn; fellow Royal Astronomical Society; member Country Club, Cleveland; Engineers Club, N. Y., University Club,...

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Biographical Sketch of Maurice Maschke

Maschke, Maurice; collector of customs; born, Cleveland, Oct. 16, 1868; son of Joseph and Rosa Salinger Maschke; educated, Central High School, Cleveland, Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H., and Harvard University; married, Cleveland, June 10, 1903, Minnie Rice; issue, Helen and Maurice, 2nd.; 1890, admitted to practice law in State of Ohio; appointed chief deputy recorder, Cuyahoga County, in September, 1907; Jan. 1, 1910, appointed recorder of Cuyahoga County; May 1, 1911, appointed collector of customs, Port of Cleveland; member Masonic, Pythian, and Elks; member Excelsior, Keswick Golf, and Lakewood Tennis...

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Biographical Sketch of Dr. Horace P. Downs

DR. HORACE P. DOWNS. – Doctor Downs is one of those highly educated gentlemen who have deliberately chosen a new country in which to exercise abilities that are ever in demand in the older communities. He was born in Freedom, New Hampshire, in 1840. The family made a number of removals. It was at great Falls that he received his first comprehensive instructions; and at Exeter he pursued his academic course, and graduated from the medical department of Bowdoin College in 1865. Entering at once upon the practice of his profession, he chose a location at Tamworth, New Hampshire, and three years later secured a lucrative practice at Charlestown, which has since been incorporated with Boston, Massachusetts. In 1878 he determined to transfer his interests to the Pacific coast, and selected a home in that part of Whatcom county which has now been delimitated and named Skagit. In 1880 he was elected commissioner of the old county, and in the autumn of 1883 was appointed by the legislature as one of the three commissioners to segregate and organize the new county. At the special election following, he was chosen auditor, and by re-election still holds this office. He also served on the committee to make a settlement of affairs relating to the two counties. He is a Republican in politics. In business relations Doctor Downs has been prosperous, and...

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Biography of Arthur Wilson Silsby

Arthur Wilson Silsby, of Concord, who for the past thirteen years has been Judge of Probate for Merrimack County, was born in Concord, August 28, 1851, son of George H. H. and Sarah F. (Chickering) Silsby. He is a direct descendant of Henry Silsby, who emigrated from England about the year 1630, and settled in Salem, Mass. Captain Henry Silsby, greatgrandfather of Arthur W., was an early settler in Acworth, N.H. He served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and was a member of the Committee of Public Safety. His son, Ozias, Judge Silsby’s grandfather, was a Congregational preacher. George H. H. Silsby, the father of Judge Silsby, born in Hillsborough, came to reside in Concord when he was fifteen years old. He was a stationer, printer, and bookbinder, and followed that business during the active period of his life. His wife, Sarah, who was born in Danvers, Mass., descended from Revolutionary patriots. Her grandfather, John Chickering, participated in the battle of Bunker Hill. Arthur Wilson Silsby acquired his education in the public and high schools of Concord. He also took a short course at the well-known Phillips Academy in Exeter, N.H., and fitted for college. He commenced the study of law with the firm of Minot, Tappan & Mugridge, of Concord. Later, after completing his preparations with Mr. Mugridge, he was admitted to the Merrimack County bar...

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Biography of Charles Warrington Rogers

This distinguished gentleman and successful railway manager was born at Exeter, N. H., Oct. 7, 1834. His parents were of English parentage, and he is a lineal descendant of the martyr John Rogers. His maternal Grandfather, Enoch Poor, was a general in the Revolutionary army. His father, a banker, died when Charles was two years of age, and his mother died eight years later, thus leaving him an orphan at that tender age; nevertheless his early education was not neglected, as his native New England is proverbial for good schools. At the age of fifteen be went to sea as a sailor boy, and when sixteen years old he made the voyage to California round Cape Horn. He remained in California three years and then resumed seafaring and engaged upon a vessel trading between that State and the East Indies. He afterwards became captain of the merchant-ship “Winfield Scott,” and upon that vessel circumnavigated the globe. In 1863 he placed his services at the disposal of the Federal government and was appointed acting ensign and commander of the gunboat “Hydranga,” remaining in the service until November, 1865, participating in the naval operations in the vicinity of Charleston, S. C. After being promoted to the grade of acting master, he within four months embarked again in the California and East India trade as captain and part owner of the merchant-ship...

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