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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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Biographical Sketch of William Travis Howard

Howard, William Travis; pathologist; born, Sans Souci, Statesburg, S. C.. March 13, 1867; son of John and Mary Catherine Macleod Howard; student University of Virginia, 1885-1887; M. D., University of Maryland, 1889; graduate student Johns Hopkins, 1889-1893; married at Watch Hill, R. I., Mary Cushing Williams, of Baltimore, Aug. 15, 1896; engaged in teaching and research in pathology since 1892; prof. pathology, Western Reserve University since 1894; pathologist to Lakeside, City, Charity and St. Alexis Hospitals; bacteriologist, Board of Health of Cleveland. Author of numerous papers in pathology and bacteriology; member Ass’n American Physicians, American Ass’n of Pathologists and Bacteriologists (pres. 1902); American Ass’n Anatomists, A. M. A., Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, Cleveland Chamber of Commerce (chairman committee on municipal...

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Biography of H. V. Foster

No history of Oklahoma especially having to do with the development of the great oil industry in the state would be complete without extended reference to the Foster family. Their activities have been a most potent element in connection with the development of the natural resources of the southwest and I L and H. V. Foster maintains the family standard of activity, progressiveness, initiative, determination and sagacity in relation to business affairs. He is today President of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company, with headquarters at Bartlesville and is the directing head of the company which controls the famous Foster lease in the Osage Nation. He entered actively upon the management of these interests in 1902 and in the passing years has become an outstanding figure in connection with the oil development of the southwest. A native son of New England, he was born September 6, 1875, in Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, his parents being Henry and Gertrude (Daniels) Foster. The father was also born in Westerly, while the mother’s birth occurred in Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. The name of Henry Foster is indelibly engraved upon the financial records of his native state, for he became one of the foremost financiers of Rhode Island, where he engaged in the banking business for many years. Attracted by the opportunities of the growing west, however, he made his way to...

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Washington County, Rhode Island Census

1790 Washington County, Rhode Island Census Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1790 Washington County, Census (images and index) $ Free 1790 Census Index Charlestown Town Exeter Town Hopkinton Town North Kingstown Town Richmond Town South Kingstown Town Westerly Town Free 1790 Census Images All Counties Hosted at Census Guide 1790 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Washington County, Rhode Island Census Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1800 Washington County, Census (images and index) $ Free 1800 Census Index Index to Online Images Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Washington County, Rhode Island Census Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1810 Washington County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Washington County, Rhode Island Census Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Washington County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Washington County, Rhode Island Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Washington County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide...

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Biographical Sketch of Captain Edward Richmond

(II) Captain Edward Richmond, son of John Richmond, was born about 1632. He married (first) Abigail, daughter of James Davis, and (second) Amy, daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth Bull. He died in November, 1696. He had a share in Westerly, Rhode Island, 1661. He was general solicitor in 1667-69-70-72; was lieutenant in 1676, and he and his men captured seven Indians in King Philip’s war; clerk of a court martial that condemned to death some Indians; was one of the grantees of East Greenwich in 1677; attorney-general 1677-78-79-80; deputy 1678-79; selectman, 1683-85-89-90; captain in 1690. He was a member of the Church of England. His gravestone is to be seen on the old Richmond farm at Little Compton, Rhode Island, inscribed: “Here lyeth the body of Edward Richmond, captain, who departed this life in ye 63d year of his age, Nov. 1696.” He was one of the incorporators of the town of Little Compton. Children of first wife: Abigail, born 1656; Edward, 1658; John, 1660; Elizabeth, December 6, 1666; Mary, 1668; Esther, 1669; Silvester, mentioned elsewhere; Sarah. Children of second wife: Henry and Ann, born at Little...

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