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Andrew B. Davis

Enlisted at Concord July 22, 1918. Trained at Camp Hancock. Attached to 51st Co., Machine Training Center. Six weeks at school. Qualified as Machine Gun Instructor. Discharged Dec. 20, 1918.

Davis In The American Revolution

The following Davises served in the American Revolution from the respective colonies. Figures following some of the names indicate the number of times those names appear on the records examined: Connecticut: Abigail, Abraham-2, Abram, Amasa, Amaza, Amos-4, Barden, Barnabas, Bartholomew, Clarke-3, Daniel-10, David-6, Deborah, Ebenezer-2, Elisha, George-2, Hezekiah-2, Isaac-3, Ishmall, Jacob-3, James-9, James, Jr., Jesse-2, …

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Ancestors of Mereitt G. Perkins of Bridgewater, MA

The Perkins family is one of long and honorable standing in America, being one of the oldest in New England, where it is first found of record in Hampton – then in Massachusetts, now in New Hampshire. This family has numbered among its members men who have been prominent in the learned professions as well as in the business and financial circles of this country. This article is to particularly treat of that branch of the family through which descended the late John Perkins, of Bridgewater, of which town his ancestors were early settlers, and where he was actively identified with the iron manufacturing industry for a number of years. The ancestral line of this branch of the family is here given in chronological order from the first American settler, Abraham Perkins. Through his grandmother, Huldah Ames Hayward, who became the wife of Asa Perkins, Mr. Perkins is also descended from another of the oldest and best known families of Massachusetts. The progenitor of this family, Thomas Hayward, came from England to New England, becoming one of the early settlers of Duxbury before 1638. In the early part of the eighteenth century many of the Haywards changed their name to Howard, the two names in all probability having been the same originally, as both have the same Norse origin. Among the distinguished descendants of this Hayward or Howard family may be mentioned William Howard Taft, president of the United States. The branch of the family through which Mr. Perkins descends is herewith given, in chronological order.

Prominent Davises of America, Past Generations

ANDREW JACKSON DAVIS: spiritualist; b. Orange Co., N. Y., 1826; developed extraordinary clairvoyant powers, 1843. Although uninstructed, he was able to discourse fluently upon medical, psychological, and general subjects. In 1845, while clairvoyant, he dictated his most famous work,— “The Principles of Nature, Her Divine Revelations, and a Voice to Mankind”. ASABEL: antiquary; b. Mass., …

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Ernest Henry B. Davis

Fireman, Navy; of Davidson County; son of S. E. and Mrs. Maggie F. Davis. Entered service Aug. 6, 1918, at Raleigh, N.C. Was on U. S. S. “Kearsarge.” Transferred to U. S. S. “Southery,” then to U. S. S. “Patrica.” Made four trips across. Transport duty. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Va., Sept. 23, 1919.

Ancestry of Moses Adams Packard of Brockton, Massachusetts

Moses Adams Packard, of Brockton, where he has been so long and so successfully engaged in the manufacture of shoes, is as well one of that city’s highly honored and respected citizens. Mr. Packard began life with little capital save boundless energy and a resolute purpose, and has pushed his way upward against almost every kind of obstacle until he now holds a foremost position among the leading manufacturers in this Commonwealth, vindicating the old saying, “Labor is king.” He was born Feb. 28, 1843, in New London, N. H., which was the home of his mother, while his father was a native of North Bridgewater, and a descendant of one of the old and historical families of Massachusetts.

Since its coming to this Bridgewater settlement, which was the first interior settlement of the Old Colony, as early as 1664, to the present time, for nearly two hundred and fifty years, the Packard family has been one prominent and influential in this community, and has become a most numerous family, many, too, of its members both at home and abroad having given a good account of themselves.

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