Surname: Child

The Rodman Genealogy of New Bedford, MA

The Rodman family was early settled in Massachusetts. The first of the name of whom there is authentic record was John Rodman, who died on the island of Barbadoes some time between Sept. 16 and Dec. 4, 1686. Thomas Rodman, son of John, born Dec. 26, 1640, came to Newport, R. I, from the island of Barbadoes in 1675, with William Edmundson, a “Friend,” who was on a religious visit to Barbadoes. He (Thomas) was a prominent member of the Society of Friends, and was clerk of the monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings for thirty years. He was also the first clerk of the New England Yearly Meeting, which position he held until 1718, He was an eminent physician and surgeon. His death occurred Jan. 11, 1728.

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Early Residents of Great Falls, Montana

Paris Gibson came to Montana in 1879 to engage in sheep raising, and his consequent observations of the country led to his fortunate investment in land at the falls of the Missouri. I have no data concerning his previous life....

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Stephen Child

This name was at first used as a prefix or title to other names, but finally became a surname throughout England. Several noteworthy families of this name are mentioned through the centuries following the Norman conquest,...

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Stephen Child Jr.

2. STEPHEN6 CHILD, JR. (Stephen5, Daniel4, Ephraim3, Benjamin2-1) was b. Aug. 20, 1792. Being the youngest son, he was his parents choice to remain on the homestead and care for them in their declining years. Here he spent his...

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William Henry Child

3. WILLIAM HENRY7 CHILD (Stephen6-5, Daniel4, Ephraim3, Benjamin2-1) was b. Dec. 22, 1832. Has res. chiefly on the homestead farm. Graduated at Kimball Union Academy, class 1856; spent a few years teaching in N. H., Vt. and...

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Edwin Leighton Child

4. EDWIN LEIGHTON8 CHILD (Wm. Henry7, Stephen6-5, Daniel4, Ephraim3, Benjamin2-1) was b. May 15, 1867; educated in the schools of Cornish and at the N. H. Agricultural College associated with Dartmouth College, then at Hanover....

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