FREE – Readable and downloadable copy of the Portrait and biographical record of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola counties, Michigan published in 1892.
The Washburn name in this country is a distinguished one. Perhaps it is as yet only a tradition that John Washburn, the ancestor of the Washburns here considered, was he who first served as secretary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Several governors of our States have borne the Washburn name and at one and the same time four of the name occupied seats in the United States Congress. And the branch of the Massachusetts Washburns seated in Middleboro and vicinity have borne no small part in the annals of the Old Colony and later Commonwealth. Capt. Amos Washburn was in command of a company in the American Revolution; one of his sons, a graduate of Harvard, was a talented lawyer at Middleboro; Edward Washburn, brother of Capt. Amos, was another patriot in the Continental army; and his son, Gen. Abiel Washburn, was one of the leading men of his time in Middleboro, the acknowledged leader of the Federal party, and for thirty-six years held commissions through the different grades of office in the State militia; while Luther, Cyrus and the late Bradford Sumner Washburn, in turn, were substantial citizens of the town, and the latter’s son, Judge Nathan Washburn, lawyer and present Justice of the Courts of Plymouth county, is giving a good account of himself.
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.
Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.
The sources of information in regard to the part taken by the town in the Revolutionary struggle are few and scanty. The earliest allusion in the town records to this important epoch of the country’s history is found in the election of a Committee of Safety at the annual town meeting, March 11, 1777. This committee was five in number: Deacon Joseph Smalley, Samuel Hutchinson, John Hatch, Captain Hezekiah Johnson and John Hopson. There is much reason to believe, however, that this was not the first Committee of Safety that acted for the town; but was a new committee selected
The Cattaraugus Reservation, in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie Counties, New York, as delineated on the map, occupies both sides of Cattaraugus creek. It is 9.5 miles long on a direct east and west line, averages 3 miles in width at the center, dropping at is eastern line an additional rectangle of 2 by 3 miles. A 6-mile strip on the north and 2 “mile blocks” at diagonal corners are occupied by white people, and litigation is pending as to their rights and responsibilities. The Seneca Nation claims that the permit or grant under which said lands were occupied and improved
Abstracts of wills on file in the surrogate’s office city of New York 1660-1680. From May 1787 to the present, county surrogate’s courts have recorded probates. However, the court of probates and court of chancery handled estates of deceased persons who died in one county but who owned property in another. An 1823 law mandated that all probates come under the jurisdiction of the county surrogate’s courts. Each surrogate’s court has a comprehensive index to all probate records, including the unrecorded probate packets. Interestingly enough, there are wills existing and on record at the Surrogate’s Office in New York City for the time-span of 1660-1680. Genealogical extracts of these wills have been provided below.
CAPT. ROBERT SEELEY of this city died intestate. Letters of Administration granted to his wife Mary, October 7, 1668. LIBER 1-2, page 29
Seeley, Jonathan D., Middlebury, was born in Danby, Vt., on March 30, 1793. He was educated in the common schools. His father was an early settler in Danby, Vt., and was born in 1758. He had a family of nine children, two of whore are physicians and practiced for some years in Addison county, Vt. The latter part of his life was spent in the West. His several children settled in various States. His son Jonathan was brought up to farming. He was married on May 2, 1817, to Rhoda Kelley, and by her had a family of eleven children,
SABIN Abigail, d. Nehemiah and Elizabeth, May 15 . Abigail, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Aug. 12, 1729. Elisabeth, d. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, June 5, 1711. Elisabeth, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Nov. 7, 1720. Nehemiah, s. Nehemiah and Elisa[torn], Sept. 9, 1713. Patience, d. Stephen and Elizabeth, Nov. 7, 1723. Phebe, d. Stephen and Elizabeth, Apr. 15, 1725. Sarah, d. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, Jan. 10, 1708-9. Sarah, d. Stephen and Elisabeth, Jan. 19, 1718-19. Stephen, s. Stephen and Elisabeth, May 14, 1727. Thomas, s. Nehemiah and Elisabeth, Dec. 2, 1705. SANDERS Sarah, d. Daniel and Sarah, Sept. 21, 1715. SAWIN Emeline,