Andover Massachusetts

Biographical Sketch of Levi A. Johnson

Johnson, Levi A.; real estate and fire insurance; born, Cleveland, Sept. 1, 1873; son of Philander L. and Sarah M. Clarke Johnson; educated, Cleveland public schools, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University; married, Cleveland, Oct. 24, 1911, Margaret Taylor Dodge; one son, Levi Clarke Johnson; sec’y and treas. The Johnson Realty Co.; …

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Biographical Sketch of Julius French Janes

Janes, Julius French; pres. and gen’l mgr. Standard Steel Castings Co.; born, Erie, Pa., Sept. 24, 1877; son of Herman and Julia (Williams) Janes; educated, Brooks Military Academy, University School, Phillips Andover Academy, Andover, Mass.; graduated from Yale in 1902; married, Nov. 11, 1904, Ruth Hawkins; issue, one son, Julius French; in sales dept. the …

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Biographical Sketch of Wilbur Dunham

Dunham, Wilbur; real estate development; born, Columbus, O., Jan. 30, 1885; son of John M. and T. Anna Cross Dunham; educated, Taft School, Watertown, Conn.; Andover Academy, Andover, Mass.; Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; married, Columbus, O., Oct. 17, 1906, Marian M. Hobart: two daughters, Ann Elizabeth, born 1909, and Aileen, born 1913; real estate …

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Ancestors of John Richardson Bronson of Attleboro, MA

JOHN RICHARDSON BRONSON, M. D., who for over half a century was one of the best known practitioners of medicine in southern Massachusetts and part of Rhode Island, and who for upward of fifty years was a resident of Attleboro, was a native of Connecticut, born in the town of Middlebury, New Haven county, June 5, 1829, son of Garry and Maria (Richardson) Bronson.

The Bronson family was early planted in the New World. John Bronson (early of record as Brownson and Brunson) was early at Hartford. He is believed, though not certainly known, to have been one of the company who came in 1636 with Mr. Hooker, of whose church he was a member. He was a soldier in the Pequot battle of 1637. He is not named among the proprietors of Hartford in the land division of 1639; but is mentioned in the same year in the list of settlers, who by the “towne’s courtesie” had liberty “to fetch woods and keepe swine or cowes on the common.” His house lot was in the “soldiers’ field,” so called, in the north part of the old village of Hartford, on the “Neck Road” (supposed to have been given for service in the Pequot war), where he lived in 1640. He moved, about 1641 to Tunxis (Farmington) He was deputy from Farmington in May, 1651, and at several subsequent sessions, and the “constable of Farmington” in 1652. He was one of the seven pillars at the organization of the Farmington Church in 1652. His name is on the list of freemen of Farmington in 1669. He died Nov. 28, 1680.

Descendancts of John Remington of Haverhill, MA

As early as 1661 John Remington and his wife Abigail were at Haverhill, where their children, Daniel and Hannah, were born. John Remington is credited by one writer as being the emigrant ancestor from Wales of the Rhode Island Remingtons. He appears of record as early as 1669 at Jamestown, R. I., where Aug. 28th of that year he and two others were ordered to assemble inhabitants of Conanicut Island to consider what might be most suitable for defense and preservation against any invasion or insurrection of the Indians. He had been earlier at Haverhill, Mass. (1661), and Andover. He was one of the grantees in 1677 of what became East Greenwich, R. I. He and his sons were taxed in 1680. In 1695 he gave his son Thomas Remington, of Warwick, a deed for his Haverhill interests, and redeeded to him the same in 1709, he then being apparently of Warwick, R. I., the former deed having become “damnified through disaster.”

Allen Genealogy of New Bedford Massachusetts

The Allen family of New Bedford Massachusetts is descended from George Allen who’s children and descendants would eventually settle in Old Dartmouth and New Bedford Massachusetts. This is an extensive genealogy of five sons of the fourteen children of James Allen and Sarah Howland of New Bedford MA, including the ancestry of James Allen back to George Allen.

Abbott Genealogical Register

Title: A genealogical register of the descendants of George Abbot, of Andover : George Abbot, of Rowley, Thomas Abbot, of Andover, Arthur Abbot, of Ipswich, Robert Abbot, of Branford, Ct. and George Abbot, of Norwalk, Ct. Author: Abiel Abbot and Ephraim Abbot Publication date: 1847 Publisher: Boston, Mass. : J. Munroe and Company Digitizing Sponsor: …

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Ancestry of Alfred Pierce of Attleboro Massachusetts

Alfred Pierce is a native of Bristol county, Mass., born in the old historic town of Rehoboth Jan. 1, 1822, son of Jeremiah and Candice (Wheeler) Pierce. This branch of the Pierce family in America is one of long standing and among the first settlers of New England. The name has been variously spelled, but the change to Pierce has been made in the last three-quarters of a century. In the Old World the members of this family have been quite prominent, and the name can be traced through a loner and distinguished line back to the days of the Norman Conquest.

Biographical Sketch of Charles L. Murfey

Murfey, Charles L.; banker; born, Cleveland, Aug. 18, 1850; son of Gardner B. and Julia Latham Murfey; educated, Cleveland and Andover, Mass.; married, Cleveland, Oct. 13, 1886, Florence Spencer; two unmarried sons, Spencer L. and Clarence A.; member Cleveland Grays, 1869, three years; in 1868, began business with the old Merchant’s National Bank; then with …

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Biographical Sketch of Ralph D. Mitchell

Mitchell, Ralph D.; lake transportation; born. Marine City, Mich., Dec. 5, 1878; son of John and Mary Rowell Mitchell; educated, University School, 1902-1908, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., 1908-1909, Yale University; married, Hillsboro, 0.; June 20, 1907, Helen Boyd; one son and two daughters; since 1902, engaged in vessel business on the lakes with his father; …

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Free Massachusetts Vital Records

This is a collection of 197 free vital records books, otherwise known as “Tan Books” for Massachusetts towns. Generally these records go up to 1849/1850 at which, the genealogist can use the census records to assist in identifying the family connections further. Included with this article is an account of why and how these manuscripts were published along with links to all 197 books which can be freely read or downloaded.

Biography of Hon. Isaac Ingalls Stevens

HON. ISAAC INGALLS STEVENS. – Governor Stevens was born at Andover, Massachusetts, March 18, 1818. He graduated from West Point in the class of 1839, of which he stood at the head, and immediately thereafter was commissioned second lieutenant of engineers. In 1840 he was promoted to a first lieutenancy. In the war with Mexico …

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Ancestors of Charles Jarvis Holmes of Marshfield and Rochester MA

The purpose of this article to treat with one branch only of the Marshfield-Rochester family, the head of which was the late Hon. Charles Jarvis Holmes, lawyer and public servant of distinguished official relation, as was his father before him, Hon. Abraham Holmes, and as was also the former’s son excepting that he was a banker and financier instead of a member of the legal profession, and a man of high standing and long service in his calling at Fall River, where he was succeeded by his only son, Charles L. Holmes, now treasurer of the Fall River Five Cents Savings Bank, an institution his father had served in the same official relation for approximately fifty years, and who is worthily wearing the family name and sustaining its reputation.

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