Franklin County MA

Biographical Sketch of Cephas Sheldon

Cephas, son of Remembrance Sheldon, was born in Bernardston, Massachusetts, 1754. He was a soldier in the revolution from Bernardston and Deerfield, in Captain Amasa Sheldon’s company, Colonel Elisha Porter’s regiment, from July 10 to August 12, 1777, in the northern army; also in Captain Joseph Sheldon’s company, September 23, to October 18, 1777, in …

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Biography of Samuel Partridge Billings

SAMUEL PARTRIDGE BILLINGS, as deputy collector of internal revenue for Franklin and Hampshire counties, is rendering efficient service in local public office. Mr. Billings traces his descent from Richard Billings, who was in Hartford, Connecticut, with his wife, Margery, in 1640. He removed to Hatfield, Massachusetts, in 1661, and died there March 3, 1679. The …

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Addison Eli Todd of Elba MN

Addison Eli Todd7, (Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 22, 1821, in Charlemont, Mass., died Sept. 14, 1878, married, March 22, 1860, Isabella Ball, who was born Feb. 13, 1833, in Greenfield, Mass., in which town they were married. Mr. Todd lived the first twenty-one years of his life in Charlemont, Mass., assisting …

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George M. Todd of Zoar MA

George M. Todd7, (Solomon6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 14, 1854, died Nov. 27, 1886, having been killed by the cars, married, Sept., 1882, Hattie Hawkes, who died about 1890. They lived in Zoar, Mass., where he is buried. Child: 1626. Pearl, b. July 1, 1883, m. James Warden; they moved to Nebraska.

Biographical Sketch of Charles E. Orcutt

Charles E. Orcutt was born in Middletown, Rutland county, Vermont, February 15, 1845. His parents were Erasmus and Philena (Edgerton) Orcutt, natives of Vermont. While our subject was yet an infant his parents removed to Allegany county, New York, and after living there two years the family removed to Massachusetts, and there, in the Deerfield …

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Biographical Sketch of Aldrich, P. Emory

Aldrich, P. Emory, was born in New Salem, Franklin County. His ancestors came from England in 1635, residing at first in Dorchester and Braintree, and afterwards settling in Mendon, Worcester County. After obtaining his early education at the public schools, he fitted for college at the Shelburne Falls Academy, and in private study mastered a …

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William Todd of Leyden MA

William Todd6, (Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 29, 1808, died Dec. 21, 1839, married Cynthia Gates, who was born April 20, 1811. They resided in Leyden, Mass. Children: *930. Mary D., b. June 1, 1835. *931. John A., b. Aug. 29, 1837.

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