Location: Franklin Massachusetts

Holman Family of Attleboro Massachusetts

For something more than two centuries the Holman family of which the Attleboro Holmans are a branch has been identified with the history of this Commonwealth, and for half of that period the Holmans have been people of distinction in the town just named, closely identified with its social, religious, educational and business life. The progenitor of this Massachusetts Holman family, Solomon Holman, with his brother John, is said to have come from the Bermuda Islands to Newburyport, the family tradition being that the Holman family came from Wales to the Bermuda Islands some time between 1670 and 1690; that the two named were seized by a press-gang and brought to this country and escaped from a British ship at Newburyport; that John, the youngest, went to North Carolina and Solomon settled in Newbury. Coffin’s Newbury says Solomon Holman and wife came there about 1693 or 1694.

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Dedham Massachusetts Historical Society Register 1890-1903

From 1890-1903, the Dedham Historical Society in Dedham Massachusetts printed a quarterly pamphlet for it’s historical society called the “Dedham Historical Register.” In this pamphlet a variety of genealogical data was published on families of Dedham and the villages emanating from the early residents of Dedham, such as Dorchester, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Needham, and Sharon, etc.

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Biographical Sketch of Adams, George A.

Adams, George A., son of Gardner and Eunice R. (Darling) Adams, was born in Springfield, Hampden County, April 3, 1850. His early education was received in the public schools of Franklin, and in the private high school at Walpole. He fitted college in Dean Academy, Franklin, and entered Tufts in the class of 1873, but was unable to complete the course on account of a servere accident received in college. He taught school two years under Prof. L. L. Burrington, Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt.; studied law and was admitted to the bar, May 8, 1873, at Dedham, Norfolk county; began practice of law in Attleborough, July 25, 1873, where he has continued in legal practice until the present time. Mr. Adams was married in Franklin, November 30, 1871, to Clara I., daughter of Horace M. and Sarah M. (Cole) Gowen. Of this union were two children; May S. and Charles G. Adams. Mr. Adams is past noble grand, I. O. O. F.; member of the Knights of Pythias and Royal Arcanum, and 1st lieutenant, company I, 5th regiment Massachusetts volunteer militia. He has been seven years a member of the school board, a portion of that time chairman, resigning his position on the board in 1880. He was a member of the House of Representatives in 1884 and ’85; serving on the committee on probate and insolvency in 1884;...

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