Lawrence Wilkinson, the first of the race here in New England, was born in Lanchester, County of Durham, England, a son of William Wilkinson by his wife Mary, sister of Sir John Conyers, Bart., and the grandson of Lawrence Wilkinson, of Harpley House, Durham. He was a loyalist, and at the surrender of Newcastle, 1644, was taken prisoner by the Parliamentary and Scotch troops. At this time he held a lieutenant’s commission. He was deprived of his property, and his estates sequestered by order of Parliament. After having obtained special permission from Lord Fairfax, chief commander of the Parliamentary army, he embarked with his wife and child for New England, leaving, according to Somerby, in 1652. Arriving at Providence he signed the civil compact and received a gift of twenty-five acres of land and commenced his pioneer life. He was admitted as one of the original “Proprietors of Providence.” He soon acquired a large real estate, and held a prominent position among his fellow citizens. He was frequently chosen to fill offices of trust in the infant colony; was elected a member of the Legislature in 1659 and subsequently. He was an active business man. He participated in the Indian wars. He lived in his adopted country nearly half a century. His death occurred in 1692.
Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.
EMERY, Mary Todd6, (Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born 1798, at East Wallingford, Vt., died 1842, at West Dryden, N. Y., married Abner Emery, who was from New Hampshire, he was born April 27, 1796, died Sept. 30, 1881, at Evansville, Wis. Children: I. Stephen, b. Aug. 14, 1815, m. Ann Butts. II. Lucinda, b. Aug. 16, 1818, at West Dryden, N. Y., d. Jan. 27, 1906, at Waterman, Ill., m. Aug. 3, 1837, William Colton, who was b. Oct. 4, 1811, d. Aug. 23, 1905, at Watertown, Ill. III. Lucretia, b. Jan. 29, 1821, at West Dryden, N. Y.,
Keating, Baker County, Oregon John J. Colton Jr., 90, a longtime Baker County resident, died July 31, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a luncheon afterward at the parish hall. Visitations will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. John was born the third of 15 children