Location: Northampton Massachusetts

Genealogy of Edward Baker of Saugus Massachusetts

G151 EDWARD BAKER: farmer; settled on the south side of “Baker’s Hill”, Saugus (then Lynn), Mass., 1630; undoubtedly came in the fleet under Gov. Winthrop; admitted a Freeman, 1638; m. Joan (d. 1693); d. 1687. Joseph: m. Ruth Holton, 1662; he and eldest son, Joseph, killed by Indians, 1675; had five ch. John: b. 1645; m. Abigail Fisher; settled in Dedham; d. 1719. Samuel: b. 1673; m. Mary Aspinwall; inherited lands in Northampton; d. 1717. Ch.: Daniel (b. 1717; m. Elizabeth Allis; d. 1798). John: b. 1677; m. Sarah Whiting; d. 1768. Timothy: b. 1708; m. Abigail Pond; d. 1786. Jabez: m. Hannah Morse. Jabez: b. 1771; m. Abigail Burridge; d. 1854. Jabez: b. 1799; m. Ann Burridge. Ch.: George Warren (b. 1824). Nathaniel: settled in Belchertown, Mass. Ch.: Hinsdale, Leonard (settled in N. Y.), Ira, Ivers, Hadassah. Timothy: b. 1745; m. Cynthia Onion; assisted in building Forts in South Boston during the Revolutionary War; d. 1831. Aaron: b. 1778; m. (1), Hannah Gay Baker; m. (2), Roxy Whiting; capt. of a Militia Company in West Dedham; d. 1856. Lusher Gay: b. 1807; m. Elizabeth P. Sanford. Ch.: George Ellis (b. 1834; m. Ellen Smith), Lusher Gay (b. 1850). Samuel Whiting: b. 1817; m. Rachel Cole. Charles Richmond: b. 1841; m. Sarah E. Smith. Ch.: Frederick Augustus (b.1856). Aaron W.: b. 1845. Edwin Whiting: b. 1849. Eustis: b. 1824;...

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Biographical Sketch of Allen, Thomas

Allen, Thomas, son of Thomas and Anne C. (Russell ) Allen, was born October 19, 1849, at St. Louis, Mo. He was educated at the high school, Pittsfield, Mass., at the Williston Seminary, Easthampton, and then entered the Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., after which he studied art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, at Dilsseldorf, Germany, where he graduated from the master class in 1878, and afterward studied three years in France. He first exhibited his work in New York, at the National Academy of Design, in 1877, and has been represented in the National Academy at almost every exhibition since then. In 1882 and in 1884 was made an associate of the National Academy of Design. In 1880 he was elected a member of the Society of American Artists. His specialty is landscape and animal painting. After nearly ten years of foreign study, he opened his studio in the Pelham Studio on Boylston Street, Boston; not finding it sufficiently commodious, however, and meeting with marked success as a painter, he purchased a house on Commonwealth Avenue, in 1883, for a permanent home, and there built a large studio at the top of the house which he now occupies. Mr. Allen was first married in 1880, in Northampton, to Eleanor G., daughter of Prof. J. D. and Louisa (Goddard) Whitney of Cambridge, who left him one child;...

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Biographical Sketch of John Nelson Stockwell

Stockwell, John Nelson; astronomical mathematician; born, Northampton, Mass., April 10, 1832; son of William and Clarissa (Whittemore) Stockwell; educated, common schools, Brecksville, 0.; (hon. A. M., 1862, Ph. D., 1876, Western Reserve); married Sarah Healy, of Brecksville, 0., Dec. 6, 1855; known for original investigations in astronomy. Author: Memoir on the Secular Variations of the Planetary Orits, in Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, 1872; Stock and Interest Tables, 1873; Tax Tables, 1903; Eclipse-Cycles; Theory of the Mutual Perturbations of Planets Moving at the Same Mean Distance from the Sun, and Its Bearing on the Constitution of Saturn’s Rings and the Cosmogony of Laplace. Contributor American and foreign scientific...

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Miss Willie Ramsey Young

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Young, of Charlotte, N.C. Is a graduate of Elizabeth College, Charlotte, and of Smith, Northampton, Mass.; also of the National Training School, New York. She taught at Virginia College, Roanoke, Va., for two years, and was then elected one of the two Field Directors of the South Atlantic States for the Student Body of the Y. W. C. A. While filling this office the National Board of the Y. W. C. A. sent her to France as a war worker for the Red Cross nurses. Upon her arrival at Paris she was sent to Chaumont to take charge of the hut at the Compound over which General Pershing had charge. Her’s was a noble work, and a great compliment was paid her when, at a conference of the Board after the war was over, the Board said, “We could not have done without her.” Miss Young spent a year in France, and upon her return, after the war was over, resumed her work as Student Body Secretary of the Y. W. C. A., with headquarters at Richmond, Va., which position she still...

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Jehiel Todd of Toddville NY

Jehiel Todd6, (Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 3, 1761, died Jan. 28, 1843, in Toddville, N. Y., married in 1781, Hannah, daughter of Glover and Lydia (Allen) Street, who was born Oct. 1, 1758, died July 21, 1836. He was born and lived for some time in Wallingford, Conn. Glover Street, was son of Samuel and Keziah (Munson) Street; Samuel was son of Lieut. Samuel and Hannah (Glover) Street; Lieut. Samuel was a son of Rev. Samuel and Anna (Miles) Street; Rev. Samuel Street was son of Rev. Nicholas and(???)(Poole) Street. Keziah Munson was a daughter of Caleb and Elizabeth (Harmon) Munson; Caleb was a son of Ensign Samuel and Mary (Bradley) Munson; Ensign Samuel was a son of Capt. Thomas and Joanna Munson. Hannah Glover was a daughter of John Glover, who was a son of Henry Glover. Anna Miles was a daughter of Dea. Richard and Catherine (Constable) Miles. Mary Bradley was a daughter of William Bradley and Alice Pritchard daughter of Roger. Jehiel Todd lived several years succeeding the year 1800 in Northampton, Mass., and there are many deeds recorded transfering property in that town and vicinity, among which was one that conveyed to him a one third part of a grist and saw mill there. Later he went to Toddsville, N. Y., where he owned and operated a flouring mill and paper mill....

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Ira Todd of Northampton MA

Ira Todd7, (Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 1, 1783, died Sept. 28, 1869, married first, Nov. 1806, Sally Hinman, who was born Feb. 3, 1787, died Feb. 5, 1840. He married second, May 1, 1840, Catherine Almy, who was born March 24, 1781, died March 29, 1854. Mr. Todd owned and operated a grist-mill and sawmill combined, in Northampton, Mass., around 1820, on the site where this kind of business has been located for many years, and has long been known in the community as the “lower mills.” The grist-mill and grain business is even now (1916) carried on at the old stand under different ownership. This business he sold and went west living at one time in Little Rock, Ark. Children by Sally Hinman: *1312. Horatio Nelson, b. Feb. 16, 1808. 1313. Joshua Curtis, b. Oct. 13, 1809, d. Nov. 8, 1809. *1314. Elvira, b. March 8, 1811. *1315. Albert, b. March 4, 1814. *1316. George, b. Feb. 3, 1815. *1317. Charles, b. May 1, 1817. *1318. Sarah Ann, b. Feb. 17, 1819. *1319. Walter Street, b. Jan. 31, 1821. *1320. Ira, b. Sept. 15, 1822. *1321. Andrew Hinman, b. June 21, 1824. *1322. Washington, b. Feb. 2,...

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Iru Studley Todd of Northampton MA

Iru Studley Todd7, (Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 23, 1809, died Feb. 4, 1882, at his home in Roberts Meadow, Northampton, Mass., of pneumonia, married March 24, 1836, Julianna, daughter of John and Rosina (Knapp) Root, who was born Sept. 20, 1814, died April 6, 1893. She was a descendant of Thomas Root, who was one of the first settlers of Northampton, Mass., and was one of the “pillars” of the church when it was first organized in that town. He passed his childhood days in West Chesterfield, Mass., where he was born. When he was about twenty-one years of age, he hired out to Mr. Moody who owned and operated a large farm and tannery located in Roberts Meadow which is a part of Northampton, Mass. The first two years or so of his married life, he passed in West Farms, also a part of Northampton, Mass., after which, he returned to Roberts Meadow and purchased the place where his wife was born, buying out the other heirs. He was very shrewd in his business ventures, and became a very successful farmer. Besides operating the farm, he had charge of all the roads in the western half of the town. At another time, he had the charge of some of the construction work on the first reservoir built by the town. It is told that...

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David Peck Todd of Amherst MA

David Peck Todd7, (Sereno E.6, Josiah5, Abner4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 19, 1854, married March 5, 1880, Mabel, only child of Eben Jenks and Mary Alden (Wilder) Loomis, who was born Nov. 10, 1856, in Cambridge, Mass. He is a graduate of Amherst College and a descendant of the celebrated divine, Jonathan Edwards. After graduation he was appointed to a position at the Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C. He was afterwards appointed Prof. of Astronomy and Director of the Observatory at Amherst, Mass., and also Prof. of Astronomy and Higher Mathematies at Smith College, Northampton, Mass. He received the degree of Ph. D. and has been placed in charge of eight scientific expeditions, including, among others, those relating to the transit of Venus, the study of Mars, and eclipses of the sun. Prof. Todd being made chief of numerous astronomical expeditions, Mrs. Todd began to accompany her husband to many and unusual parts of the world. Spending several months in Europe in 1885, they went in 1887, to Japan, Prof. Todd conducting thither a scientific expedition to observe the eclipse of Aug. 19th. Several other expeditions intervening, they returned again to the flowery kingdom in 1896, sailing there in the schooner yatch Coronet, and making observations of the eclipse of Aug. 29th, from the extreme northern part of the empire, bordering on the Sea of Okhotsk, among the...

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Edith Marvin Todd Ferguson Thomas of Northampton MA

FERGUSON THOMAS, Edith Marvin Todd9, (Richard S.8, Rufus L.7, Uel6, Oliver5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 13, 1883, was twice married, first, March 16, 1909, Donald McHardy, son of(???)Ferguson, who died July 5, 1915. Second, May 10, 1919, Dr. Elmer Ellsworth Thomas, who was in 1920 practicing his profession in Northampton, Mass. Child by Donald McHardy Ferguson: I. Donald McHardy, b. Feb. 20,...

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George Iru Todd of Northampton MA

George Iru Todd9, (John R.8, Iru S.7, Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 3, 1872, married Oct. 27, 1903, Lillian Cynthia, daughter of Ezra Harwood and Eva Evelyn (Blanchard) Mason, who was born in Plainfield, Mass., July 15, 1878. He was born at the old homestead in Roberts Meadow, Northampton, Mass., which has been kept in the family since some time before 1800. He is the fourth generation to have owned the place and the fifth to have lived upon it. The original farm was bequeathed to his great-grandfather, John Root, by the latter’s grandfather, Joseph Root, of Northampton, Mass., the deed of conveyance dated in 1802 being in the possession of the subject of this sketch. Since then a small portion of the original farm has been sold off, but later other acres have been bought on so the farm is larger than in the beginning. In 1902, becoming somewhat dissatisfied with farming he secured a position as a clerk in the Northampton post office, receiving his permanent appointment July 1, 1903. Within the next ten months he decided to buy the old farm and took possession the following April, resigning his position in the office. Children: 2758. Earl Mason, b. Aug. 29, 1904. 2759. Merton Root, b. May 13,...

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Mabel Juliana Todd Allen of Greenfield MA

ALLEN, Mabel Juliana Todd9, (John R.8, Iru S.7, Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 12, 1878, at the old farm in Northampton, Mass., married July 6, 1905, Amos Mason Allen, who was born in April 1865, in Shelburne, Mass. He is a carriage and automobile painter. In 1920 he was master painter for the Boston and Maine R. R. Co., at their shop in East Deerfield, Mass. They lived in Greenfield, Mass. Children: I. Howard Amos, b. Sept. 19, 1906. II. Agnes Elizabeth, b. May 5, 1908. III. Ethel Irene, b. Aug. 7, 1909. IV. Ruth Evelyn, b. July 7, 1911, d. July 9, 1911. V. Mabel Arlene, b. Sept. 9, 1912. VI. Merrill Francis, b. Dec. 9, 1914. VII. Wayne Root, b. March 8,...

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Leslie Root Todd McCarthy of Greenfield MA

MCCARTHY, Leslie Root Todd9, (John R.8, Iru S.7, Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 11, 1891, in Northampton, Mass., married in Oct. 1911, Frank McCarthy, of Amherst, Mass. In 1920 they were living in Greenfield, Mass., where they were employed at the Wiley and Russell tap and dye plant. Children: I. Shirley Elizabeth, b. Feb. 11, 1912. II. Thelma Olive, b. Feb. 17, 1913, d. Jan. 26, 1919 of Pneumonia which followed an attack of the influenza during the prevailing epidemic that...

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Josephine Bonapart Todd Howard of Leeds MA

HOWARD, Josephine Bonapart Todd8, (Iru S.7, Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 12, 1853 at the old homestead in Roberts Meadow, Northampton, Mass., married June 7, 1876, William S., son of Joseph and Menerva (Pelton) Howard. He has worked most of his life in different departments of the silk thread business, having held positions with the Nonotuck Silk Company, manufacturers of “Corticelli” spool silk, and with Belding Brothers, but they have lived the greater portion of their lives at their homestead in Leeds, Mass., where they now (1919) reside. Children: I. Pearl Evelyn, b. July 25, 1880, d. May 29, 1881. II. Edna Menerva, b. March 28, 1885, m. Dec. 2, 1909, Henry Leland Bowles. He is a self-made, and a prominent business man of Springfield, Mass. He is the owner of a system of lunch rooms in several cities, with headquarters in Springfield, having begun at the very bottom with but a single chair. Has been a member of the Governors Council. No...

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Juliette Todd Rhood of Northampton MA

RHOOD, Juliette Todd8, (Iru S.7, Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 20, 1836, in Northampton, Mass., married April 7, 1857, Henry G., son of Frederick and Ann (Pease) Rhood, who was born May 2, 1839. He has been a farmer all his life and only gave up the management of the farm in the Autumn of 1918, when he sold his place in Roberts Meadow, Northampton, Mass., and both went to live in a part of the house owned by their daughter, Mrs. Loomis. Children: I. William Dwight, b. March 3, 1858, m. first, Carrie Demick, who died, had issue: Alice, m. W. W. Barnes, of Northampton, Mass., m. second, Mrs. Jennie Mcgowen, no children. They reside in Florence, Mass., where he is a machinst in the Norwood Engineering Companies plant. II. Susie Isabelle, b. Oct. 19, 1859, m. April 19, 1882, Frank D., son of James and(???)(Abercrombie) Keyes, who is a florist in Florence, Mass., his son being associated with him. Issue: (1) Harold Francis, b. Sept. 6, 1884, m. Evelyn Canning of Northampton, Mass., and had issue: (a) Harold F.; (b) James H.; (c) Richard, twin with the next; (d) Robert; (2) Lena May, b. June 1, 1887, m. Ralph W. Bardwell and had issue: (a) Gladys M.; (b) Allan R.; (3) Bertha Isabelle, b. Jan. 25, 1896. III. Fannie L., b. Oct. 9, 1861,...

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Ira Gardner Todd of Hampshire County MA

Ira Gardner Todd8, (Iru S.7, Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 2, 1837, in Northampton, Mass., died Aug. 22, 1894, in Bridgeport, Conn. He, his wife and daughter are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Florence, Mass., he married Dec. 4, 1866, Esther Luella, daughter of Jeremiah and Laura P. (Ellis) Boyden, who was born July 22, 1849, died Sept. 15, 1913, in Oak Bluffs, Mass. He was a machinist by trade and worked at it for several years in Florence, Mass. In 1881, he went to Bridgeport, Conn., where he secured a position and was followed the next year by his family. He worked there at his trade for some years, until a few years before his death when he entered the employ of a lady who lived in New York City, who was interested in perfecting a sewing machine equiped with a rotary shuttle. He devoted the last years of his life to this work, it seeming to be a congenial task, as he had had some experience in the principles of sewing machine construction, as he worked for the company in Florence, Mass., that manufactured what was called the “Florence” sewing machine. He was a veteran of the civil war, having enlisted in Company G., 37th regiment M. V. M. and served through the war, part of the time as a musician. Children: 2344. Frank...

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