In the following information all the names, dates and other essential particulars which appear in the returns to the Court in the County of Worcester during the entire period – a full half-century, from 1737 to 1788 – in which these entries were made, are given. The returns from each place have been brought together and arranged under the name of the town or district, in this case Brookfield Massachusetts.
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.
PADDOCK, Anna Danforth Todd7, (John6, Timothy5, Timothy4, Jonathan3, John2, Christopher1) born Nov. 2, 1841, married March 11, 1867, Frank Kittredge Paddock, of Pittsfield, Mass. He was a physician. She resides in Dalton, Mass. Children: I. Mary, b. Jan. 26, 1868, d. April 13, 1868. II. Rose, b. July 21, 1869, m. Fred G. Crane, of …