From its earliest history Taunton has been an important manufacturing center, from the building of the first dam on Mill river, near what became Cohasset street, and the first mill. Thomas Lincoln from Hingham became the owner of this mill in 1649, and soon after removed his family hither. As stated elsewhere he came from old England to New England in 1635, locating at Hingham. He continued proprietor of the mill about thirty-three years, when at his death his sons John and Samuel Lincoln came into possession of it. Caleb Lincoln, the farmer and miller of Westville village, was of the sixth generation in descent from Thomas Lincoln the “miller,” and it has been through his family and his descendants that the manufacturing proclivities of the earlier, family have been kept alive, and, too, in a conspicuous manner, as several of his sons and grandsons have long together and in turn been largely and successfully identified with some of the extensive manufacturing enterprises of that city of great industries – Fall River – and as well been among the substantial men and prominent citizens of that place; notably the late Jonathan Thayer Lincoln, long recognized as a man of superior business ability – to whose mechanical ingenuity and business sagacity was largely due the successful building up of the firm of Kilburn, Lincoln & Co., of which he was long a member, and of which concern later, on its incorporation, he became the executive head; and the latter’s sons Henry C. Edward and Leontine Lincoln, all of whom were reared and trained under the direction of the father in the concern, Henry C. Lincoln succeeding his father on the latter’s death to the presidency of it; while Leontine Lincoln has been for nearly forty years treasurer, and has been long identified with other extensive enterprises of Fall River.Read More
KELLEY (New Bedford family Haverhill branch). At New Bedford for several generations have lived what for designation may be termed the Haverhill-New Bedford Kelleys. Reference is made to some of the descendants of William Kelley and his wife Abigail (Cannon) Kelley, both natives of the town of Haverhill, one of whose sons, the late Henry C. Kelley, was in the earlier half of the nineteenth century a merchant in New Bedford, and his son, the present Charles Sampson Kelley, since young manhood has been one of the most active and useful citizens of the city, having coupled his name with most if not all of the projects which have tended to the developing and modernizing of the city, one whose efforts in this direction have been especially conspicuous; and who, as a business man, banker and broker, is the architect of his own successful career.
The name Kelley, which was originally spelled Kelleigh, can be traced back to a period prior to the Norman conquest, and its barons are undoubtedly descended from the ancient Britons. The principal manorial seat of the family in England has been for many centuries located in the small parish of Kelly (or Kelley) in Devonshire. Burke and Shirley both agree as to its great antiquity, and the latter asserts that the Kellys have been lords of the manor from the reign of Henry II. (1154-1189). All the Kelleys in New England prior to 1690, with the exception of David Kelley of Yarmouth, Mass., freeman, 1657, and possibly one other family, appear to have been of English origin, and in all probability were of the Devonshire stock.Read More
The town of Taunton, which included within its original boundaries the neighboring village of Berkley, has been the home of a branch of the Sanford family for about two hundred years. This Berkley-Taunton branch of the family, in the line of Capt. Joseph Sanford, an active patriot of the Revolution, has been more or less eminent in professional life. Four of the sons of Capt. Joseph Sanford were college graduates and ministers of the gospel; and several of their posterity have followed the learned professions. One of the grandsons of Capt. Joseph was the late Hon. John Elliott Sanford, of Taunton, lawyer, legislator, railroad commissioner, etc., who at the time of his death was characterized by the local paper as Taunton’s “first citizen.”Read More
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,...Read More
HON. JOHN SAXTON KENT, ex-mayor of the city of Brockton, and one of that city’s leading manufacturers, is as well one of the most enterprising and progressive citizens who have made their way to success in this Commonwealth. Merit commands recognition, and the deserving find doors opening and the way growing plainer as they go onward. In the life of Mr. Kent we have a noble example of the result of pluck, untiring energy and perseverance, combined with natural business acumen, he being the architect of his own successful career, and having acquired, through his own capabilities, a place...Read More
This article is to treat particularly of the John Haward/Howard branch of the family to which belonged the late Daniel S. Howard, who was one of Brockton’s foremost citizens and most successful shoe manufacturers; his brother, Gorham B. Howard, now retired, who for a number of years was one of that city’s successful merchants, engaged in the dry goods business; and the former’s sons, Warren A. Howard, now deceased, who for years was extensively engaged in the manufacture of shoes, and Daniel S. Howard, Jr., who is president of the Emerson Shoe Company, of Rockland, Massachusetts.Read More
The Kedzies Family Genealogy tells of the migration of the Kedzie family from Scotland to this country, and gives a list of their relatives and descendants. The list of relatives and descendants provides names, dates and places of birth, marriages, occupations and deaths, so far as they could ascertain.Read More
Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the images of the directory: Sheedy John, laborer, bds. J. G. Norris’, 35 West Sheehan John B., grocery and variety store, 38 West, h. do. Sheehan Lizzie O., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East Main Sheehan Lucy G. B., bds. T. B. Sheehan’s, 16 East...Read More
United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George...Read More
No “Portrait Gallery of eminent Canadians,” would be considered complete without a sketch of the gentleman whose name heads this article. For several years he has stood in the front rank of the “Merchant Princes” of Hamilton, and by his remarkable career of business success has filled a place in the public attention so large as to constitute him, to some extent, a Provincial character and public property. So without fear or favor, and almost forgetting to say, by your leave, we attempt our sketch. Mr. Sanford was born in the city of New York, in 1838. His mother dying shortly after his birth and his father during his childhood, he was loft without the moulding influence of parental affection, or parental example. But on reaching his seventh year, and shortly after his father’s death, he was sent to his uncle, Edward Jackson, Esq., of Hamilton. In the beautiful christian home of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, he was brought up under all healthful influences and trained in those sterling qualities of mind and heart which he has since so conspicuously displayed. He was educated in one of the Academies of New York, and in his sixteenth year entered the employ of the well known publishing firm of Pratt, Woodford and Co., New York, in whose service he remained up to his twenty-first year, his:remarkable business ability being rewarded by...Read More
Sanford, Henry Lindsay; surgeon; born, Boston, Mass., April 7, 1873; son of Henry Dean and Ellen Lindsay Sanford; educated, Harvard University, A. B., 1896, M. D., 1900; married, Cleveland, Mary Fairfield, Colt, March 17, 1909; asst. visiting surgeon Lakeside Hospital; pres. Cleveland Academy of Medicine; sec’y Cleveland Medical Library Ass’n; member American Medical Ass’n, and American Urological Ass’n; member University, and Mayfield...Read More
Cook, 105th Engineers, Co. C, 30th Div. Born in Guilford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Sanford. Entered the service at Greensboro, N.C., Sept. 20, 1917. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and sailed for France Aug. 27, 1918. Received shell wound at St. Mihiel. Returned to USA Oct. 21, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Dix Oct. 28,...Read More
Enos Todd4, (Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born 1729, died June 17, 1803, married Jan. 24, 1758, Sarah, daughter of Jesse and Deborah (Todd) Blakeslee, who was born Sept. 20, 1742; for the ancestry of Deborah Todd see No. 48. Children: *210. Lucretia, b. Aug. 26, 1759. 211. Nancy, b. Oct. 6, 1761, m.(???)Sanford. 212. David Merriam, b. Feb. 9, 1765. *213. Patience, b. June 9, 1768. *214. Cynthia, b. Feb. 12,...Read More
HEATON Hannah Todd3, (Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 17, 1679-80; died April 1739, married June 2, 1701, Seth, son of James and Sarah (Street) Heaton, who was born March 25, 1676, died April 8, 1741. Children: I. Abigail, b. Jan. 4, 1702; m. Feb. 25, 1724-5, Daniel Barnes. II. Daniel, b. Oct. 13, 1704. III. Thankful, b. Jan. 21, 1706; m. Jan. 15, 1728, Nathaniel Yale. IV. Esther, b. April 27, 1709; m. Jan. 28, 1728, Ephraim Sanford. V. Lydia, b. Jan. 1, 1711. VI. Seth, b. Oct. 29, 1714; m. Dec. 19, 1739, Sarah Morris. VII. Lydia, b. Feb. 16, 1717. VIII. Hannah, b. July 3, 1719. IX. James, b. April 3, 1722; m. Sarah...Read More
Charles Harrison Todd7, (Jonah6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 1, 1793, died Nov. 23, 1853, married Sept. 7, 1815, Polly Curtiss. Children: 1224. Mary, m. William Sanford, of East Haven, Conn. 1225. Burritt, killed in battle at Fort...Read More
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