Location: Norwalk Connecticut

Descendants of Leonard Crocker Couch of Taunton MA

COUCH (Taunton family). The family bearing this name at Taunton whose representative head is now Leonard Crocker Couch, Esq., who since boyhood has been a resident of the city, occupied in mechanical and business lines, and for years one of the substantial men and useful citizens of the community, is one of long and honorable standing in the neighboring State of Connecticut and of distinction in our country. And through its Taunton alliance of a generation ago – that of Maj. Gen. Darius Nash Couch, of Civil war fame, the father of the present Leonard Crocker Couch just alluded...

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Biographical Sketch of Judge Peter Betts

Judge Peter Betts came in as early as 1803 and settled at Bettsburgh, to which place he gave his name. He was a large land-holder, and opened there in 1805 the first store in the town, which he kept till his removal to Bainbridge, about 1820-’25, where he was also engaged in mercantile business. He represented this county in the Assembly in 1804-‘5, again in 1808, and again in 1811. He was born in Norwalk, Conn., January 17, 1772, and died in Bainbridge, June 19, 1849. Eliza, his wife, died February 9, 1819, aged 40. His children were: Peter, Sally, who married a man named Kassam, Pamelia, who married Robert Harper, Eliza, who married a man named Rathbun, all of whom are...

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Biographical Sketch of Ernest M. Post

Post, Ernest M.; insurance; born, Avoca, Louisiana, Sept. 1, 1862; son of Ralph B. and Ellen Deming Post; educated, Norwalk, Conn., and Hanover, Va.: married, Milwaukee, Wis., March 27, 1894, Alice C. Paine; 1882 to 1892, connected with the firm of R. B. Post & Son, wholesale grocers, New Orleans; in 1892, entered the employ of The Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New York, in New Orleans; was transferred to Milwaukee, Wis., in 1893; in 1903, was made mgr. of the company for the territory of Northern Michigan and Northern Wisconsin; the following year, was put in charge of the company’s interests in Indiana, with headquarters in Indianapolis; was appointed mgr. for Northwestern Ohio, in 1907; member Euclid, and Athletic Clubs, and Chamber of...

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Ostrander, John – Obituary

John J. Ostrander who for the past thirty years has made his home in this vicinity passed away Monday from infirmities caused by old age. He was 77 years of age. Mr. Ostrander was born at Norwalk, Connecticut and had traveled considerable before arriving in this country to make his home. He followed the profession of painter and paper hanger for many years. He has made his home for some time past at the Sheets hotel in this city up until his death. Funeral services were held Wednesday with Rev. S.E. Smutz in charge of the services and the remains were laid to rest in the Prairie Creek cemetery. The Joseph Herald, June 16, 1932, p. 1 Contributed by: Loreen Wells Note: John was born in New Canaan CT on March 30, 1862. He was 70 when he...

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Darius Webb Todd of Norfolk VA

Darius Webb Todd7, (Elnathan6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born April 11, 1806, died Sept. 29, 1879, at Norfolk, Virginia, married July 14, 1829, at Norwalk, Connecticut, Margaret Comstock, who died Nov. 8, 1840. Children: 1124. Sarah E. Todd, b. Jan. 19, 1830. 1125. Hanford Comstock Todd, born Feb. 17, 1832. 1126. John W. Todd, b. April 5, 1834. 1127. Darius Webb Todd, b. May 24, 1836. 1128. Theodore Todd, b. March 22, 1838. 1129. Margaret C. Todd, born Aug. 1, 1840, died May 21, 1899, married Oct. 2, 1867, William Paddock Coffin, who was born Sept. 10, 1832. Children: I. Charles Carlton, b. Oct. 29, 1868, d. March 30, 1883. II. Louise, b. Jan. 31, 1872, d. Dec. 14, 1891. III. Helen, b. Jan. 19, 1876, m. June 20, 1908,(???) Ober; they reside in Dillon, Montana. No children. IV. Mark Todd, b. June 1, 1879, unmarried; lives in Mankato,...

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Harvey Todd of Adrian MI

Harvey Todd7, (John6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born March 13, 1801, at Stamford, Connecticut, died Oct. 16, 1866, at Adrian, Mich., married in Norwalk, Connecticut, July 6, 1825, Maria Nash, who was born April 21, 1803, in Norwalk, Connecticut, died Sept. 21, 1870, at Adrian, Michigan. Children: 1106. Hannah Maria Todd, b. at Stamford, Conn., d. Oct. 28, 1865, at Adrian, Mich. Unmarried. 1107. Barbara Ann Todd, born Feb. 11, 1831, died April 5, 1870, married March 13, 1849, Edward Seldon Townsend, at Adrian, Michigan. Children: I. James Edward Townsend, b. March 10, 1850, d. Oct., 1900, m. Etta Bailey. Issue: (1) Emily Townsend. (2) Jesse Townsend. II. John H. Townsend, d. aged 13 months. 1108. John Harvey Todd, b. May 21, 1836, d. June 18, 1837, in Michigan. 1109. Lydia Jane Todd, born June 2, 1838, married Sept. 24, 1867, Walter B. Fuller, at Adrian, Michigan, where she now (1915) resides, he died Oct. 23, 1905, in Denver, Colorado. He was a veteran of the civil war. Children: I. George Porter Fuller, b. Aug. 21, 1868, d. July 19, 1906, in Denver, Colorado, m. Luella L. Sheets, who continued to reside in Denver, Colorado. Issue: (1) Haryle J. Fuller, b. Dec. 31, 1897, Hartford, Connecticut. (2) George W. Fuller, b. Sept. 6, 1902, in Pueblo, Colorado. II. Frederick W. Fuller, b. Dec. 24, 1871, in Palmyra, Michigan,...

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Arthur Stanley Todd of Greenwich CT

Arthur Stanley Todd8, (William S.7, David6, Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 15, 1881, in Ridgefield, Conn., married in Sept., 1910, Nellie H., daughter of James H. Hopkins, of Oxford, N. Y. He entered the public schools at Ridgefield, Conn., in 1889; in 1895, he entered the High School at Norwalk, Conn. In 1897, he secured a position as clerk of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company at New Haven, Conn. One year later he entered the employ of Bronson & Townsend Company, who were hardware dealers in New Haven, Conn. Thence he went to Greenwich, Conn., where he secured a position with the Weir Building Company, remaining with them about two years, when he left their employ and bought an interest in the Mead Stationery Company, and somewhat later he became sole owner. Children: 2338. Arthur Stanley, b. June 23, 1911. 2339. James Hopkins, b. May 24,...

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Biographical Sketch of John Rowlee Fausey

JOHN ROWLEE FAUSEY – To the general advancement of the interests of the public schools of Massachusetts, and particularly of Springfield and West Springfield, Mr. Fausey has devoted the larger part of his career as a teacher and superintendent, and with results that are recorded as having enlarged the bounds and increased the value of the educational institutions in those communities where he has taught and held official position. John Rowlee Fausey, son of James Seldon and Caroline Helen (Blauvelt) Fausey, was born March 19, 1870, in Elmira, New York, where he attended the public school, and he afterwards graduated at Genessee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, New York, in the class of 1893, In 1893-1895 and 1896-1897, he was a student at Syracuse University, where he later received his degree of Bachelor of Arts. Mr. Fausey at once entered upon his career as an educator, and during 1898-1899 he was both teacher and principal at Galeton, Pennsylvania; at Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1899-1902; and at Norwich, Connecticut, in 1902-1905. Mr. Fausey went to Springfield as principal of the Howard Street School of that city in 1906, and he continued in that position until 1912, when he went to West Springfield as superintendent, so continuing to 1918. From 1918 to 1923, he served as superintendent at Winchester, Massachusetts. In 1923 he was recalled to the West Springfield superintendency, which he has...

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Biography of Dwight Morris Billings

DWIGHT MORRIS BILLINGS, of Amherst, Massachusetts, treasurer of The Hills Manufacturing Company, producers of hats, was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, February 17, 1866. (I) His ancestry in America probably goes back to Richard Billings, who received a grant of six acres of land in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1640. In 1659 he signed a contract with Governor Webster and others to remove to and settle at Hadley. The removal was made in 1661, and he lived in that part of the town which became Hatfield. He died March 3, 1679. He married Margery, surname unknown, who died December 5, 1679. (II) Samuel Billings, son of Richard and Margery Billings, resided in Hatfield, and died there February 1, 1678. He married, in 1661, Sarah Fellows, daughter of Richard and Ursula Fellows. She married (second), October 9, 1678, Samuel Belden, Jr., and died February 5, 1713. Children: Samuel, of further mention; Ebenezer, born October 29, 1669; Sarah, died July s5, 1674; Richard, born April 7, 1672; John, born October 11, 1674, killed by Indians July 15 1698; Sarah, born October 18, 1676. (III) Samuel Billings, son of Samuel and Sarah (Fellows) Billings, was born in Hatfield, January 8, 1665. He married (first), November 18, 1686, Hannah Wright, who died November 18, 1687; (second), Rebecca] Miller, widow, born March 26, 1661, daughter of John and Sarah (Heald) Miller. Children: Samuel, Sarah, born March...

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