This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.
The Northern Maine, its Points of Interest and its Representative Business Men manuscript provides historical sketches of the nine towns featured within it’s embrace, as well as biographical sketches of the businesses and the men and women who owned and ran those businesses found within the towns of Houlton, Presque Isle, Caribou, Ft. Fairfield, Danforth, Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, Winn, and Kingman.
HYRUM M. MONSON. – Although the subject of this sketch has not been in Union county so long as some of the earliest pioneers, he being one of the younger men, upon whom have falen the mantles of the sturdy ones who opened these regions for the abode of their fellows, yet his achievements have been of such a commendable nature, and his life of such an exemlary character, that he is entitled to representation in the history of the county, and it is with pleasure that we accord to him a place among the builders of the county, in
SMITH, Lydia Todd4, (James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 6, 1727, married March 26, 1747, James Smith, son of Samuel. Children: I. Mary, b. Dec. 22, 1747, m. James Pardee. II. James, b. Aug. 30, 1750. III. Benjamin, b. Aug. 11, 1753. IV. John, b. June 14, 1756. V. Thomas, b. Oct. 10, 1761. VI. Eli. VII. Mabel, b. Jan. 20, 1769, m. Merriam Monson.
MONSON, Lydia Todd5, (Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 21, 1744, died about 1834, married July 2, 1761, John, son of Moses and Phebe (Merriman) Munson, who was born in Wallingford, Conn. Aug. 2, 1740, died in 1828. He was a farmer and cooper. They lived in Wallingford, New Haven (Mt. Carmel), Goshen and Litchfield, Conn., and Lee, Mass. Children: I. Lydia, b. April 29, 1762, in Wallingford, Conn., m. about 1792, Job Picket; they had four sons. II. Moses. III. Ruth, b. 1765. IV. Lucy, b. May 22, 1768. V. Caleb Todd, b. Feb. 5, 1771, in Goshen, Conn.
MONSON, Emily C. Todd9, (Ambrose8, Albert7, Charles6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 21, 1850, married Nov. 11, 1868, Hendrick H., son of Abijah M. and Zeruiah (Forbes) Monson, who was born May 5, 1847, died Nov. 9, 1888. He was a clerk and lived in Fair Haven, Conn. Children: I. Ambrose Abijah, b. Sept. 3, 1869. II. Mary Jane, b. May 22, 1872. III. Henry Hallett, b. Feb. 3, 1880.