For nearly two hundred and seventy-five years the Packard family has been one prominent and influential in New England, and it has become a most numerous family, too, many of whose members both at home and abroad have given a good account of themselves. Samuel Packard, the immigrant ancestor of this family, became one of the early settlers of the ancient town of Bridgewater, and all of the name who have gone from the Bridgewaters were probably descendants of his; in fact, nearly all of the name in this country can be traced to that place. The genealogical records following
Location: Walpole Massachusetts
The name Keith has been a conspicuous one in the history of this Commonwealth since the first interior settlement was made, and the descendants of this time-honored family have been prominently identified with the development and growth of this community from the time of the ordination of the first minister of the settlement – Rev. James Keith, in 1664 – down to the present time, covering a period of nearly 250 years. This article is to treat particularly of the branch of descendants of Rev. James Keith to which belonged the late Simeon Cary Keith, who was an honored citizen of West Bridgewater, and his three sons, Warren R. Keith, who is president of the Independent Oil Company, of Brockton; Edward H. Keith, who is ex-mayor of the city of Brockton, and general inspector of the George E. Keith Company’s shoe factories; and S. Elliott Keith, who was a foreman in the extensive shoe manufacturing plant of the George E. Keith Company for a number of years and is now secretary of the Independent Oil Company. The ancestry of this branch of the family follows in chronological order.
Through much of the century but recently closed and on into this has dwelt in Taunton and New Bedford, Mass., a family bearing the name of Rhodes. Reference is made to some of the descendants of the late Stephen and Anna Daniels (Carpenter) Rhodes, whose birthplaces were Dedham and Foxboro, Mass., respectively. Their son, Stephen Rhodes (4), became the head of the Taunton family, several members of which in succeeding generations have given a good account of themselves in the business and social life of their community, rising to useful and substantial citizenship, and as well to responsible public trust. The names of Hon. Stephen H. Rhodes, of Boston, late president of the John Hancock Insurance Company, who for years was prominent in the activities of Taunton, a member of the board of aldermen some forty years ago, and mayor of the city for one or two years; his brother, the present John Corey Rhodes, one of the best known manufacturers of southeastern Massachusetts; another brother, the present Marcus Morton Rhodes, Esq., who for perhaps a half century or more has been actively engaged in business in Taunton, and the greater part of the period as a senior member of the firm or corporation of M. M. Rhodes & Sons Company, and at one time one of the board of water commissioners of the city; the latter’s son, George Holbrook Rhodes, long a partner and stockholder of the firm and corporation just alluded to, and for years its treasurer, many years in succession a member of the common council of Taunton and for a number of years president of that body; John Bird Rhodes, son of John Corey Rhodes, chief executive of John C. Rhodes & Co., Inc., of New Bedford; and perhaps others as well, ever stand out prominently in the annals of Taunton.
BOYDEN (Walpole-Bridgewater family). For a half century – for fifty and more years: – the name Boyden has stood in the town of Bridgewater, Mass., as a synonym for the highest type of useful, ennobling and elevating citizenship, as exemplified in the life of the now venerable principal emeritus of the Bridgewater State Normal School, Prof. Albert Gardner Boyden, who for the long period of fifty and more years has been identified as student, teacher and principal with the noted institution of learning alluded to, and has reared a son who has taken up the work so recently laid down
From 1890-1903, the Dedham Historical Society in Dedham Massachusetts printed a quarterly pamphlet for it’s historical society called the “Dedham Historical Register.” In this pamphlet a variety of genealogical data was published on families of Dedham and the villages emanating from the early residents of Dedham, such as Dorchester, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Needham, and Sharon, etc.
EARLEY, James Howland, s. John and Mary W., Sept. 22, 1847. John Edwin, s. John and Mary W., Dec. 31, 1841. Mary Elizabeth, d. John and Mary W., Dec. 19, 1845. Sarah Cushing, d. John and Mary W., Aug. 19, 1843. ELICE (see Ellese, Ellice, Ellis), Elefelet, s. Jacob and Mehetable, Nov. 5, 1733. ELLESE (see Elice, Ellice, Ellis), Jacob, s. Jacob and Mehettabel, July 3, 1729. ELLICE (see Elice, Ellese, Ellis), Enoch, s. M[torn] and Sarai, Oct. 3 [?], 1735. Mehetable, d. Jacob and Mehetable, July 12, 1731. Phenas, s. Moses and Saray, Feb. 11, 1734. ELLIS (see Elice,
DAGETT (see Daggett), Eunas, d. Dr. Ebenezer and Susannah, Dec. 10, 1760. DAGGETT (see Dagett), Ebenezer, s. Ebenezer and Susanna, Sept. 30, 1762. Herman, s. Dr. Ebenezer and Susannah, Sept. 11, 1766. Olive, d. Dr. Eben[eze]r and Susannah, Feb. 10, 1765. Susannah, d. Ebenezer and Susannah, May 13, 1759. [torn]iny, s. Ebenezer and Susanna, July 5, 1770. DANIELS, George Fisher, s. Seth and Huldah, Aug. 9, 1821. DAY, Abigail, d. Joseph and Abigail, May 29, 1764. Abigail, d. Eben[eze]r and Ada, May 6, 1802. Addaline, d. Ebenreze]r and Adda, Dec. 10, 1811. Alfred Augustus, s. Herbert Augustus and Lydia, Sept.
CAPRIN, _______, s. Rice Caprin (born Cumberland), of Cumberland, and Maria Joslin (born Cumberland), May 17, 1849. CAREL (see Carral, Carrel, Carrell, Carrol, Carroll), Benjamin, s. Benjamin and Margret, Apr. 8, 1737. Margrey, d. Benjamian and Margre[t], Nov. 18, 1735. Rachel, d. Benjamian and-Margret, Dec. 7, 1740. CARNES, Andrew Jackson, Oct. 6, 1806, in Bath, Me. Andrew Taylor [duplicate entry, Canes], s. Andrew (born Bath, Me.) and Nancy, Aug. 27, 1849. Francis [sic] Matilda, Apr. 22, 1843. Nancy Ann (Canes), Mar. 23, 1812. CARPENTER, Lewis, s. Amos and Sarah, Jan. 12, 1784. CARRAL (see Carel, Carrel, Carrell, Carrol, Carroll), Marieret,
BACKER (see Baker), Esther, d. Ebenezer and Esther, Aug. 20, 1739. BACON, Abigail, d. Dan[ie]l and Eunice, Feb. 19, 1796. Ellis, s. William Jr. and Orra, Sept. 10, 1820. Enoch, s. Dan[ie]l and Eunice, Feb. 7, 1799. Frances Mariah, d. William Jr. and Orra, Aug. 6, 1829. Hannah, d. William and Keziah, Nov. 9, 1772. Harriett Sophia, d. William Jr. and Orra, Sept. 28, 1822. Herbert Ellis, s. Ellis and Martha, Sept. 20, 1842. Isaac, s. Dan[ie]l and Eunice, May 30, 1801. Lewis, s. William and Sarah, Dec. 12, 1789. Lewis, s. William Jr. and Orra, Dec. 27, 1824. Metcalf,
ALDRICH (see Aldridg, Aldridge, Alldridg, Alldritch), Caleb, ch. Benjamen and Mary, Mar. 4, 1730. Ebenezer, s. Benjamin and Mary, June 5, 1740. Elezebeth, ch. Benjamen and Mary, Apr. 3, 1732. George, s. Benjamin and Mary, Mar. 13, 1738. Mary, ch. Benjamen and Mary, June 8, 1725. Susanah, ch. Benjamen and Mary, Oct. 27, 1727. ALDRIDG (see Aldrich, Aldridge, Alldridg, Alldritch), Sarah, d. Benjamin and Mary, Mar. 24, 1749. ALDRIDGE (see Aldrich, Aldridg, Alldridg, Alldritch), Joel, s. Benj[a]m[i]n and Mary, July 18, 1743. ALLDRIDG (see Aldrich, Aldridg, Aldridge, Alldritch), Benjamin, s. Benjamin and Mary, Mar. 17, 1734. ALLDRITCH (see Aldrich, Aldridg,