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Narrative of the Captivity of Nehemiah How

A Narrative of the captivity of Nehemiah How, who was taken by the Indians at the Great Meadow Fort above Fort Dummer, where he was an inhabitant, October 11th, 1745. Giving an account of what he met with in his traveling to Canada, and while he was in prison there. Together with an account of Mr. How’s death at Canada. Exceedingly valuable for the many items of exact intelligence therein recorded, relative to so many of the present inhabitants of New England, through those friends who endured the hardships of captivity in the mountain deserts and the damps of loathsome prisons. Had the author lived to have returned, and published his narrative himself, he doubtless would have made it far more valuable, but he was cut off while a prisoner, by the prison fever, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, after a captivity of one year, seven months, and fifteen days. He died May 25th, 1747, in the hospital at Quebec, after a sickness of about ten days. He was a husband and father, and greatly beloved by all who knew him.

Biography of William Morris

Craftsman and Social Reformer. In general it is difficult to account for the birth of an original man at a particular place and time. As Carlyle says: ‘Priceless Shakespeare was the free gift of nature, given altogether silently, received altogether silently.’ Of his childhood history has almost nothing to relate, and what is true of …

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Archie T. Jones

Sergt., 1st Class, Med. Dept.; of Moore County; son of T. A. and Barbara Alice Jones. Entered service Sept. 13, 1916, at Addor, N.C. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Ft. Sam, Houston, Texas. Transferred from there to Ft. McIntosh, Texas. Promoted to Sergt. Feb. 7, 1917. On July 1, 1919, to Sergt., 1st …

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Family and Ancestry of Williams Watkins of New Bedford, MA

Probably no name in the history of New Bedford brings more clearly or forcibly to mind a man of large affairs, of broad charity and generous impulse, of high purpose and of exemplary citizenship, than does that of the late William Watkins, whose long life in commercial and financial circles made him a part of the progress and development of this community. William Watkins, son of Capt. Thomas and Mary (Davis) Watkins, was born in the village of Westport Point, Mass., June 22, 1814. He attended the country schools until he reached the age of fourteen years…

Raymond F. Jones

Corpl., Veterinary Corps, 113th F. Artly., 30th Div. Born in Durham County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Jones. Entered the service at Durham, N.C., June 16, 1917. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France June 7, 1917. Fought at St. Mihiel, Argonne Forest, Woevre Sector. Arrived in USA June …

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