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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 life as a farmer. Was a member of the Baptist Church. As a politician, he was …

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Corthell Genealogy of Hingham to South Abington, Massachusetts

Of the first generation of the Corthell family in America there are records somewhat contradictory. Robert Corthell appears at Hingham, Mass., at the commencement of the eighteenth century. Nothing earlier of him seems to be known. He married Oct. 13, 1708, Deborah, daughter of Benjamin and Deborah Tower, his wife being born in Hingham in February, 1685. Robert Corthell died March 5, 1737-38, aged fifty-two years.

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 Ohio. Was superintendent of schools, 1886-97: devoted his time chiefly to farming until 1897. In March of this …

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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.

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. Soon after he became interested in dairy work especially in butter making and graduated from the Vermont Dairy School at …

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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, sketches and incidents of whom are of abundant record. They adopted armorial ensigns, or coat of arms, varying in …

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Abbe-Abbey Genealogy

The Abbe genealogy, as here published, is the consummation of Professor Cleveland Abbe’s life-long interest in the history of his family. Before reaching his twentieth year he began to collect items of interest about his ancestors and the collateral lines, and in spite of more or less interruption he has continued to do so all through his busy career. From time to time other members of the family added to the items collected by or worked up at the suggestion of Professor Abbe. A few years ago, finally realizing that other matters demanded too much time and that he could not arrange this material in final form, he turned over all his material to Josephine Genung Nichols. She has arranged the data in its present form, and added to it, as far as practicable, by extensive correspondence, library research and examinations of the public records at some of the former homes of the family.

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