Edward Hunt’s “Weymouth ways and Weymouth people: Reminiscences” takes the reader back in Weymouth Massachusetts past to the 1830s through the 1880s as he provides glimpses into the people of the community. These reminiscences were mostly printed in the Weymouth Gazette and provide a fair example of early New England village life as it occurred in the mid 1800s. Of specific interest to the genealogist will be the Hunt material scattered throughout, but most specifically 286-295, and of course, those lucky enough to have had somebody “remembered” by Edward.
Free Inhabitants in “The Creek Nation” in the County “West of the” State of “Akansas” enumerated on the “16th” day of “August” 1860. While the census lists “free inhabitants” it is obvious that the list contains names of Native Americans, both of the Creek and Seminole tribes, and probably others. The “free inhabitants” is likely indicative that the family had given up their rights as Indians in treaties previous to 1860, drifted away from the tribe, or were never fully integrated. The black (B) and mulatto (M) status may indicate only the fact of the color of their skin, or whether one had a white ancestors, they may still be Native American.
Twenty-one employees of the Indian Service gave their lives for the cause of freedom and justice, some of them in action against the enemy, some in training, some by accident, and some by illness. There will be more names to add to the list when the reckoning is completed.
Singer, William F.; mgr. Fairbanks, Morse & Co.; born, Sept. 20, 1860, St. Louis Mo.; educated in St. Louis public schools and at Washington University; married, Aug. 7, 1889, Alice Nugent, at Kansas City, Mo.; chief clerk, Maintenance of Way Department, Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis R. R., from 1887 to 1892; general storekeeper, World’s Fair, Chicago, 1892-1894; purchasing agent Western Stone Co., Chicago, 1894-1900; in Cleveland since as manager for Fairbanks, Morse & Co., scales, gas engines, steam pumps, etc.; member Masons, Royal Arcanum, Cleveland Athletic Club.