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||"Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin": Matthew, youngest son of Edward and Margaret Marvin, was baptized in St. Mary's Church, Great Bentley, Essex, England, 26 March, 1600; Rev. Robert Dernell was then its rector. His father's will gave him the "mentchon house called Edons alias Dreybrockes, and ij Croftes of land called Hartles and Brocken Heddes," on the condition that he paid his mother yearly during her life "the fulle sume of Sexe Poundes," in default of which it was to pass to his bother Reinold with a like condition. He was then about fifteen years old. He probably resided there with his mother until her death in May, 1633.|
He married (1) about 1622 Elizabeth (?), born about 1604, judging from her age as given when she went to America; she died in Hartford, probably about 1640; and from the ages of his younger children, certainly not later than 1647. rebecca is thought to have been Elizabeth's youngest child, as she is named in her father's will, but not in that of his second wife, who mentions her own children then living. He married (2), about 1647, Alice, widow of John Bouton, born about 1610; in her will, 1 Dec., 1680, she calls herself "aged about seventy;" she made oath to the inventory of her husband's estate 17 Dec., 1680, and died soon after; the inventory of her own estate is dated "the last of January, 1680/1."
Matthew sailed from London in the "Increase," Robert Lea, master, having proved, 15 April, 1635, that his party had "taken the oathes of Allegeance and Supremacie: As also being conformable to the Government and discipline of the Church of England, whereof they brought testimony.. Cert. from ye Justices and ministers where there abodes have latlie been."
He had been a "sydeman" at St. mary's in 1621; "overseer" in 1627, and senior warden in 1628. He is last mentioned there 22 Aug. 1633, when "William Littleburye, the servant of Matthew Meruin, was buried."
The record of his departure calls him "husbandman, aet. 25," and names his wife and children "Elizabeth Marvynn, vor, 31; Elizabeth Marvinn 31 ( a clerical error for 13); Matthew Marvynn, 8; marie Marvynn, 6; Sara marvynn, 3; Hanna Marvynn 1/2." Some of his fellow-passengers appear as his fellow townsmen in Hartford, Farmington and Norwalk. The "Increase" sailed about the middle of April, and reached New England about the first of June. Where he spent the first few months after his arrival, is not known. His name is on the monument in honor of the first settlers of hartford, the first of whom arrived there about November, 1635, and Matthew was one of "the twelve very earliest emigrants whose names are known," and who formed the company known as Adventurers, to whom belonged "Venturers' Field." He resided on the corner of Village (now Pleasant) and Front streets, the lot fronting east.
|MARVIN, Matthew (I38032)
||"Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin": Reinold, son of Edward and Margaret marvin, was baptized 25 Oct., 1594, in St. Mary's Church, Great Bentley, Essex, England. He died in Lyme, Ct., in the summer of 1662; his will is dated 23 may; the Inventory was presented 28 October of that year. He married Marie -----(Judging from the date of baptism of her eldest child) in 1617 or 1618, but no record has been found. t. mary's Register is not complete. She died in Lyme, probably in the summer of 1661, not long before her husband, as is evident from his will......|
The record of his departure, and the name of the ship in which he sailed, have not been found; many emigrants from northern Essex took shipping for New England from Ipswich at this period, as it was a nearer port than London, and very likely Reinold was among them. The last mention of his name in Great Bentley was in 1637' he appears in Hartford, Ct., in 1638, where Matthew already had a home; thus we know within a few months the date of his arrival. Doubtless his wife and surviving children came with him; at least three had died in England, and only Reinold and Mary are names in his will.
His home-lot in Hartford was at the north end of the "West Field," near those of Thomas Upson and Thomas Barnes. An entry in the early Hatford records shows that at a town-meeting held 28 Oct., 1640, a vote was passed by which it was
"Ordered ye Renall maruen hath liberty to by Thomas Vpfonfe lot, & to Pofes it vpon the termes yt other men doe yt is when he fells it, he is to doe according to ye order provided in that behalfe."
His name does not appear in a list of the landholders in hartford, dated February, 1639/40. About this time he removed to Framington, of which he was one of the earliest proprietors The exact date cannot be given, for the Farmington records begin with 1646.
Reinold next removed to Saybrook, at the mouth of the Connecticut River; this town was settled about 1640, and called the "town-side," while Lyme, on the eastern side, then had but few if any inhabitants. The Saybrook records before 1660 are missing, and there are no Church records extant of the pastorate of Mr. Fitch, the first minister; but we find that "Randall" Marvin, William Waller, and Thomas Adgate (who married Matthew marvin's daughter Mary) were present at a town-meeting held 7 Jan'y, 1655/6.
He was made a freeman of Saybrook 20 May, 1658 "at a Gen Court of Election." He was then in his 64th year. A paper dated 12 Dec., 1659, and signed by "Renald Maruen," William Waller, Francis Bushnell, and others, was sent to the Governor and magistrates by the signers, saying that the greater part of the Saybrook Church, with some of the town and the minister, were removing, but they intended to stay.
He is frequently named in Colonial Records of Connecticut, Vol. I, but it is often difficult to decide whether father or son is intended. Once or twice he is termed "goodman," which, says Drake, was at that time applied to the same persons who are elsewhere on the same records called "Mr."--the title of respect given to clergymen, "Assistants," and others of high position. the elder Reinold held no public office, so far as we know, but is called "Mr. Reynold Marvin."
Lyme was made a distinct town in May, 1667 ; it had then but about thirty families. Its meadows and cornfields had been cultivated by armed men fro Saybrook, among whome no doubt were Reinold and his son, and Waller, his son-in-law. Here Reinold built a house, retaining his home-lot and considerable land at Saybrook. At his death his largest holdings were in Lyme, very considerable portions of which remain in the possession of his descendants, --of the name or the blood-- at the present time.
It is not known where Reinold and his wife were buried; perhaps the old burying-ground on the hill where the first meeting-house stood, was their resting-place; but there are two stones, now without legible inscription if they ever bore any, and evidently of great age, still standing in the Duck River buying-ground, in Lyme, near and on the east of the grave of Lieut. Reinold Marin, which may mark the place of their interment. His will was exhibited in Court, 9 July, 1663, and ordered to be recorded, and his son "Renold Marvin was admitted to administer upon his estate."
|MARVIN, Reinold (I70361)
||"Descendants of Richard Ambler" at USGenWebProject - Fairfield County, Connecticut, Source Medium: Book|
||"Descendants of Richard Scofield" at USGenWeb Project - Fairfield County, Connecticut, Source Medium: Book|
||"Descendants of Richard Slawson from familytreemaker", Source Medium: Book|
||"Descendants of Richard Webb,Sr." at USGenWebProject - Fairfield County, Connecticut, Source Medium: Book|
||"Descendants of Robert Bates" at USGenWeb - Fairfield, Connecticut, Source Medium: Book|
||"Descendants of Robert Lockwood - Colonial and Revolutionary History of the Lockwood Family in America" states a correction as follows regarding Joseph Lockwood:|
8080 - C.L.J., hartford Times, Jan. 4, 1941. LOCKWOOD-BETTS-CHICHESTER-TUTTLE. I hasten to correct important errors appearing in his inquiry for the benefit of any who may be misled thereby. "Robert W. Lockwood" should read simply "Robert Lockwood". "Mar. prob. twice" should read "mar. Susannah Norman" only.
Everything in this inquiry regarding Robert (1) Lockwood and Jonathan (2) Lockwood should be disregarded as far as any direct connection with the stated generations that follow in the inquiry are concerned. JOSEPH(3) LOCKWOOD who married Elizabeth Ayres, and second, Margery Webb, was of Stamford and WAS NOT the son of Jonathan Lockwood of Greenwich but of Edmund Lockwood of Stamford and his wife Hannah.
JOSEPH LOCKWOOD of Stamford was not a grandson of Robert Lockwood of Watertown and Fairfield, but of Robert's elder brother EDMUND LOCKWOOD of Cambridge. The error of naming Joseph Lockwood of Stamford as a son of Jonathan of Greenwich may be charged to Bolton's Hist. of Westchester Co. and Holden's Lockwood Family (1883).
|LOCKWOOD, Joseph (I36433)
||"Descendants of Robert Lockwood" at USGenWebProject - Fairfield County, Connecticut, Source Medium: Book|
||"Descendants of Roger Williams" Additions and corrections - An article by Wayne Tillinghast tneds to prove that ANNE WATERMAN, was not the third wife of John Tillinghast (1690-1777), although Anne's mother's will, dated 29 November 1744, names her "Ann Tillinghast." Anne Waterman may have married Charles Tilinghast widower of her sister Mercy who died 1734/35. When Charles died on 12 Apr 1743, Providence Probate Records, Willis 4:3 or 4:80 cite he died "intestate.... and his relict widow Mrs. Anne Tillinghast...." It might be assumed that following the death of her sister, Mercy, Ann married her widower, Charles Tillinghast. If so, we have not ascertained that they had issue. ||TILLINGHAST, John (I57021)
||"Descendants of Samuel Stark" by Julia Isabelle McCann dtd 04-05-08. ||Source (S00049)
||"Descendants of Sebastian John Schriber" by Pam Matthews dtd 04/08/08. ||Source (S00050)
||"Descendants of Simon Hoyt" at Rootsweb - Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, Source Medium: Book|
||"Descendants of Stephen Gates" by Genealogy by Jan, Source Medium: Book|
||"Descendants of Thomas Hale" by Robert Safford Hale, Source Medium: Book|
||"Descendants of William Brewster": John Morgan served as Sergeant and Captain of the Groton Train Band from 1714-1730. On Friday, 10 September 1731, Capt. John Morgan was found guilty of breach of Peace against Luke Perkins. The disorder occurred "on Monday last at the proprietors meeting."|
The will of Capt. John Morgan of Groton, dated 30 may 1744, and proved 16 March 1746/7, gave to his only son John Morgan, "all lands that I hold by deed from my Honoured father, and also the lands that I purchased . . by entails, that is to say, to him during life and then to his eldest son, then surviving, and to the eldest male heir of my son's eldest son, and so on in line right down through the eldest male heir, to the end of time, and never to be divided in case such male heir doth not fail." He also mentioned the two children (unnamed) of his daughter Ruth Brewster deceased; his seven daughters, viz: mary, Sarah, Hannah, Rachel, martha, Elizabeth, and Jemima. special note was made of the estate that came by wife Ruth, deceased, by father in law Mr. Benjamin Shapley or Mrs. Mary Shapley. Witnesses: David Williams, Theophilus Morgan, William Williams. the inventory, dated 28 march 1747, was taken by Christopher Avery, Jr., and William Williams. John Morgan (Jr.) was appointed executor on 30 May 1747.
On 28 march 1747, Martha Gear widow of Groton, daughter of Capt. John Morgan, (signed with a mark); Moses Fish and Elizabeth his wife of Voluntown; John Morgan Jr. and mary his wife of Groton; Robert Kennedy and Sarah his wife of Norwich; Peter Plumb and Hannah his wife of New London; Thomas Fish and Jemima his wife of Groton; and rachel Morgan of Groton signed receipts for their portions of Capt John Morgan's estate. All receipts were witnessed by Christopher Avery, Jr. and William Williams.
|MORGAN, John (I40382)
||"Descendants of William Danforth" by Brenda Jean Bova. ||Source (S00054)
||"Descendants of William Hough of Connecticut", Source Medium: Book|
||"Descendants of Zachariah Padelford III" by Kevin Swope, Source Medium: Book|
||"Fairbanks Genealogy": He was one of the first four soldiers of Lancaster who went on long expeditions; and shared the hardships and misfortunes of Sir William Phip's ill-fated expedition to Canada in 1690. He was killed by the Indians, with one of his children, in the massacre of Sept. 11, 1697, and his wife was taken captive and carried to Canada, but was afterward rescued or ransomed by the government. She was received at "Cascoe Bay, ye 17 january, 1698-9, aboard the Province Gally," and returned home to her surviving children. ||FAIRBANK, Jonathan (I70041)
||"Families of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut". ||Source (S04068)
||"Families of Early Guilford Connecticut": Five brothers, born in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, four came to America. They are Thomas, of Kenilworth, England - Esquire; Edward, born 1607 of Windsor and Killingworth, Conn; Francis, Cambridge, Mass.; Michael of Wethersfield, Conn.; and Matthew of Windsor and Lyme,. Conn. ||GRISWOLD, Unknown (I26447)
||"Families of Early Guilford": Thomas Burgis, a shoemaker, was born in Yorkshire, England, was a British man-of-war and brought to New York. He ran away and was retaken, with a deep sabre wound upon one cheek, deserted again and came to Guilford. ||BURGIS, Thomas (I08976)
||"Families of Early Hartford": Came to Boston in the "William and Francis" ; embarked March 7, arrived June 5, 132; settled at Roxbury, freeman March 4, 1635; came to Agawam with Mr. Pynchon's Company, where he signed the agreement of May 16, 1636, and had an allotment of land. Named in the distribution of 1639 at Hartford, when he was one who received land "by the courtesie of the town"; his home lot was on the west side of the highway now Front St. He was chosen with Arthur Smith Feb 10, 1639/40 to attend the townsmen, and to do any official services required by them, as to give notice of town meetings, impound stray cattle, etc.; appointed to act as sexton march 3, 1640 to "attend the making of graves for any corpses deceased"; to "receive for giving notice by ringing the bell, making the grave, and keeping of it in seemly repair, so that it may be known in future time, when such graves have been made for the lessor sort 2s. 6d; for the middle sort 3s., and for the higher sort 3s 6d; also appointed town crier, and to be paid 2d for crying anything lost. His wife probably died in Hartford. He removed about 1656 to Northampton where he died. ||WOODFORD, Thomas (I65045)
||"Folsom Genealogy": "The following York, Me., deeds prove the parentage of Susanna, wife of Lt. Peter Folsom: V. 4. Aug. 12, 1685, Peter Folsam (Foulsum) sold to Robert Wadleigh et ux & John Wadleigh "one sixth part of the farm of John Wadleigh's in Wells." the same day John Wadleigh sold to Peter Folsom "one third part of a farm in Wells, formerly my grandfather's, John Wadleigh's as by gift from my father Robert Wadleigh, bounded on land of uncle Thomas Mills, and on other side with land of said Peter Foulsum, which he lately bought of my father Robert Wadleigh," etc.... June 27, 1689, "Peter Folsham et ux to William Sawyer, one half the farm, originally John Wadleigh's in Wells" (v.6). Feb. 16, 1721/2, Susanah Folsham, Widow, Relict of Lieut. Folsham,of Exeter, sold to Francis Sawyer of Wells 1/4 part of land and marsh that John Wadleigh of Wells gave unto his daughter Mary Mills, etc. 18 July 1664 (Vol. 11)." ||MILLS, Susanna (I39848)
||"Folsom Genealogy": Deliverance, single woman, lived with her brother Samuel in Greenland. In 1723, she, with her mother Mary, and her sister-in-law Abigail, united with the church there. She was living unmarried in 1745. ||FOLSOM, Deliverance (I22671)
||"Folsom Genealogy": he was credited with soldier service at Oyster River Sept. 17 to Oct 1, 1694, under Capt. John Woodman (NH State papers, vol. 4, p. 643). Also in Capt. Kinsley Hall's 1st company of Militia in Exeter from Dec. 2 to Dec 30, 1695 (History of Exeter, p. 219). He also served in Exeter Garrison Apr. 13 to Aug 3, 1696. (History of Exeter, p. 219), ||FOLSOM, Ebenezer (I22673)
||"Folsom Genealogy": John Folsom and his wife came to this country, with the Gilmans, in 1638 and settled in Hingham, Massachusetts. He was granted four acres of land which abuted upon the "Playbe" eastward, and upon the "Common" westward. With Captain Joshua Hobart he had liberty from the inhabitants of the town to utilze certain streams for the purpose of erecting a saw-mill, or mills.|
He was a member of the Hingham militia. In 1645 he was a selectman, one of those chosen to order the affairs of the town. In the same year he was implicated in the Anthony Eames Affair, Eames having been appointed Captain of the military company by the government, was rejected by the townspeople, who elected Bozoan Allen. This result caused John Folsom(Foulsham) with others to be fined twenty pounds, but his fine was later remitted. he was representative from Hingham in 1654....
|FOLSOM, John (I22689)
||"Folsom Genealogy": John Folsom, bapt. in Hingham, Mass. 3 oct. 1641; made his will 24 Nov. 1715 and d. bef. 6 Dec. 1715 aged about 75; m. 10 Nov. 1675, ABIGAIL PERKINS (dau. of Abraham) of Hampton, NH b. there 12 Apr 12. 1655.|
He is called in the records, Deacon John, to distinguish him from his son, his nephews and his grandsons named John.
On the 28th of Sept. 1668, the town of Exeter "granted to John Folsome, Junior, 20 acres of land about Salisbury old way between James Walls land and Hampton line provided it was not formerly given." That same year he was one of the men chosen to "run the line between Hampton and Exeter upon the line west and by north." On 22 Feb. 1670, "John Folsome,Jr. was added to the men formerly agreed upon to run the line between Hampton and Exeter, according to the Court order, that is to begin at ye bound tree at Asse Brooke and soe to direct upon a direct lyne so as to leave Exeter falls a myle and halfe due north of ye same, and from thence upon a West and by north lyne to the extent of ten miles." (Exeter Town Records)
|FOLSOM, John (I22690)
||"Folsom Genealogy": Samuel Folsom, bapt, in Hingham, Mass. 3 Oct. 1641; deposed 17 Feb. 1671/2, aged 32, thus b. about 1639/1640, and doubtless the eldest child of John Folsom, for his name stands first on the record; the office of administrator on his father's estate was given him, in accordance with the custom which was to offer it to the widow or eldest son before any others of the family. He d. before 27 Feb. 1701/2, when his widow and eldest son renounce administration on his estate. he m. in Hampton, NH "22nd 10 mo 1664" (Hampton Rec.) Mary Robis (Dau. of Judge Henry) of Hampton.|
He was styled a "husbandman" and dealt some in lumber but engaged less in public affairs than his father and some of his younger brothers...
In January 1692 Samuel was appointed administrator upon the estate of "John and Mary Folsom both deceased." In the performance of this business he provoked his brother, Dea. John, who in his passion, by violent language, exposed himself to prosecution for a violation of the law; but after some deliberation the trouble was amicably settled..
Samuel Folsom died intestate: "Mary Folsom of Exeter widow of Samuel Folsom, and Ebenezer Folsom, oldest son, renounce administration on the estate, Feb. 27, 1701/2, and request that a younger son Samuel Folsom, may be appointed; witnesses, Moses Leavitt, Jr. and Dorothy Leavitt.
Administration on the estate of Samuel Folsom of Exeter, yeoman, granted to his son, Samuel Folsom of Exeter, yeoman, Feb 28, 1701/2.
Inventory May 27, 1702' amount L36:16:6; signed by Benjamin Jones and Charles Rundlett, Jr. (New Hampshire Wills, Vol. 1, p. 493)
Samuel Folsom's estate on May 27, 1702 showed only L36:16:6; and the following July the widow Mary was in prison for debt.
PETITION OF MARY FOLSOM, WIDOW OF SAMUEL
At a council and General Assembly held at Portsmouth, July 20, 1702, a petition from Mary Foulsham was read at the Board relating to her being released out of Prison being in for Debt, and a very poor woman as upon file. In answer to which petition his Excellency and Council doth order that the Secretary write to the Creditor or his attorney, who keeps the petitioner in gaol, that if they do not take care, to find out the petitioner's estate whereby he may satisfy his Debt by laying his execution thereupon in twenty days time at farthest, that then the said Creditor shall allow said Petitioner 2s 6d per week, or otherwise the petitioner to be discharged. (Miscellanous Provincial Papers)
|FOLSOM, Samuel (I22730)
||"Foote Family" by Abram W. Foote: .....He was the father of a large family of 13 children, nine of whom lived to adult years. When he came into the county of Lewis that rich valley was but little known, and its resources were mostly undeveloped. He entered at once, and heartily, into every public enterprise calculated to promote the interests of the county. He received a military commission from Governor Tompkins, in 1812, and occupied several other offices of public trust from time to time. He was identified with those institutions whose motto speaks for the common brotherhood of mankind He early connected himself with the anti-slavery movements of the country, as early as 1838, and in the Presidential contest of 1840 cast his vote for James G. Birney. He was independent in expression and faithful in prayer for the slaves; yet he was not rash, not fanatical; never joined those who denounced the church and all other institutions for not moving so rapidly in this direction as he desired. He has often thanked God that he was permitted to live to hear freedom proclaimed throughout all the land. His Christian life in its outward manifestations was such as to bring honor to the name of Christ He gave himself into God's guidance at the time of a general religious revival in 1830-31 Mr. Foote at once joined himself to the Presbyterian Church, at Martinsburg, and became one of the working men of the church; he was ordained an Elder in that church, Oct 12, 1832. He was many times member of Presbytery and Synod and was a delegate to the General Assembly that met at Philadelphia in 1843, and in the home work he was always diligent and faithful. His place at the weekly pray-meeting was seldom vacant. No day was allowed to pass without the observance of family prayer; and on this point he was very decided and strict, and several incidents are mentioned showing that he placed his service to God above his earthly cares and gains. He gave liberally for the support of the Gospel and for the great benevolent enterprises of the Christian church. ||FOOTE, Adoniram (I68504)
||"Fought at Ft. Pitt with two other Paddocks: William and Jonathan...paid 1775... Captain David Roger's Company and from Virginia (West Augusta County)" Came from Ohio to Indiana, an early settler of Vigo Co. where he lived in Prairieton Twp. a mile north of Johnson Hill. Some of his descendants used the spelling Paddack. Had 11 children. ||PADDOCK, Ebenezer (I74316)
||"Genealogical and family history of Northern New York": Samuel Wilbore, immigrant ancestor, married in England, Ann, daughter of Thomas Bradford, of Doncaster, Yorkshire (note:this has been proven inaccurate - Bradford's daughter married Zacharias Wildbore. - The Wildbores in America, pg. 7) The first record of him is in Dec. 1, 1633, when he and his wife Ann were admitted to the First church at Boston. He was made a freeman in Boston, March 4, 1634. he owned much property in Taunton, Mass., as well as in Boston, and probably lived in both places. In November, 1637, he was among those banished from colony on account of religious views. Acting on the advice of Roger Williams he went to Providence, where he and others who fled with him negotiated the purchase of the island of Aquednek, now Rhode Island, from the Narragansett Indians. Early in 1638 he removed, with his family, to the new location. In 1645 he returned to Boston. Later he built an iron furnace at Taunton, the first in New England. 1638, he was clerk of the town board, constable in 1639, in 1644, sergeant. He married (second) Elizabeth, widow of Thomas lechford. She was admitted to church Nov. 29, 1645. He died July 24, 1656. His will, dated April 30, 1656, was proved Nov. 6, 1656, and his widow and son Shadrach were executors. His widow married Henry Bishop, Dec. 20, 1656; he died in 1664, and she died probably about July, 1665. |
"The Wildbores in America": Samuel Wilbore born probably in Braintree, co. Essex, England, between 1594 and 1600, died in Boston, Mass., 24 July 1656. He married, according to the Parish Records of Sible Hedinghan, co Essex, 13 Jan. 1619/20, Ann Smith..
He was executor of his mother's will, namely Elizabeth Wilbore, which was made 25 Feb. 1624 and proved in Sible Hedingham 21 March 1624. In her will she mentions her three sons by her former husband, Robert Harringtom namely John, Edmund, and Robert Harrington, and daughter, Elizabeth Wutton, the wife of John Wutton. She mentions her son, Samuel Wilbore, and her two brothers-in-law, Francis Whiston and Francis Walford. Whether these last two were husbands of two sisters or were brothers-in-law of her late husband, it is impossible to tell. She also mentions her two grandchildren, John and Elizabeth Wutton. She leaves the rest and residue to her sons, Samuel Wilbore and Robert Harrington, and makes them administrators of her will. It was Samuel, however, who proved it.
Samutl Wilbore is also mentioned in the will of Robert Wilbore, his half-brother, in Sible Hedingham. Samuel signs as witness to this will. We have photostats of two of Samuel's signatures in America and three signatures in England. In America he signed the Portsmouth, R.I., compact, in 1638; and he also signs a letter written to the authorities in Boston, asking permission to return there. In England, he signed as witness to the will of his half-brother, Robert, in 1619, and as a witness to the will of Samuel Allen in Sible Hedingham in 1626. His signature appears also as a juror of the same place with the signature of his half-brother, John Harrington. A Leonard Harrington also signs. This document dated the 18th day of March 1624 at Sible Hedingham is also signed by nine others with their marks, which indicates that these three had a better education than the average In Sible Hedingha. (see this jury list at the public record office, London: State papers, Domestic, Charles the first (S.P.), volume 140, F 100.
Samuel Wilbore, like his ancestors for generations, both in the West Riding of Yorkshire and co. Essex, England, was in the wool business after he came to the New England.
A deed is recorded among the Suffolk County Deeds in Boston wherein Samuel Wilboare, merchant, and Elizabeth, his wife, sell a house and shop on Milk Street which he owned with Richard Sherman. For twenty-five pounds Richard Sherman bought the east half of the house and the whole barn, etc. Sherman being of the Dedham Shermans and likewise in the wool business knew Samuel Wilbore when in England.
It would seem that Samuel soon regretted that he had followed Ann Hutchinson to Portsmouth, for at the Massachusetts Historical Society we find the following letter written by him. He humbly makes the request that he be permitted to return, and eventually does, for we find the record of his joining the church of Boston, with wife Elizabeth in 1645. the following is taken from "the Winthrop Paters", vol 4, 1638-1644, published in 1944. This letter is in Samuel's own handwriting.
"May 16, 1639
"Whereas I joyned with others in presentinge to the corte a writing called a petition or remonstrance, I confes it was far beyond my place and ranke to use such unbeseming excpresyons to those who the Lorde hath set over me, therefor, intreat your Worships to understand that it is only the cause that made me doe it and for my rashness and ofence thearin, I humbly crave your worships prayers to the Lord for pardon and pardon from yourselfes; I have been noe enimy of this state, nor through the assistance of the Lord never shall.
(signed) Samuel Wilbore"
|WILBORE, Samuel (I61456)
||"Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. I-IV": The family of Carey in England is one of the oldest as well as one of the most illustrious and honored in the kingdom. In the year 1198 Adam DeKarry was lord of Castle Karry or Kari, in the county of Somerset. For centuries the castle has existed only in history, and the village situated in that locality is known as "Castle Cary." William and John Cary represented the count of Devon in Parliament in the thirty-sixth and forty-second reigns of Edward III. John Cary was made a baron of the exchequer of Richard II. Sir Robert Cary, his son, succeeded to his honors and estates. Sir William Cary married Mary Boleyn, a sister of Anne, the consort of Henry VIII. As early as the reign of Edward I, the name was spelled Cary, but many families of the present day spell it Carey.|
John Carey, immigrant ancestor, came from Somersetshire, near the city of Bristol, England, about 1634, and joined the Plymouth colony. the exact date of his arrival is unknown. From a manuscript over a hundred years old, written by a grandson of John, it is believed that differences with his brothers over the settlement of his father's estate let to his departure for the new world. His name is found among the original proprietors and first settlers of Duxbury and Bridgewater. It occurs in the original grant, as well as in the subsequent deed made by Ousamequin, the sachem or chief of the Pockonocket Indians, 1639. This deed was made to Miles Standish, Samuel Nash and Constant Southworth, as trustees in behalf of William Bradford, John Carey and fifty-two others therein named. Ousmequin was afterwards called Massosit. the deed embraced fourteen miles square and designated as "Satucket," afterwards called West Bridgewater. John Carey drew as his share a lot a mile wide, a portion of which is still occupied by his descendants. In 1656 "Duxbury New Plantation" was incorporated into a new and distinct town and called Bridgewater. John Carey was elected constable, the first and only officer elected in the consecutive year until 1681. In 1656 he was one of the ten freemen in the town. In the 1667 Deacon Willis and John Carey were chosen "to take in all the charges of the latter war (King Phillip's) since June last and the expenses of the scouts before and since June." John Carey was prominent among his fellow citizens and participated actively in public affairs. He was intelligent, well educated and public spirited. There is a tradition that he taught the first Latin class in the colony. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Godfrey, one of the first settlers of Bridgewater, in 1644. He died 1681....
|CAREY, John Sr. (I09912)
||"Genealogy of Dodge Family": A deposition of William Dodge, made in February, 1678-9, says "aged about 70 years". Another deposition made by the same, 28th September, 1680, says "aged about 76 years." The latter is believed to be the more correct. hence, his birth may have been as early as 1604. William Dodge came to Salem in 1629... A tradition was handed down by Col. Robert Dodge to his son Francis, of Georgetown, DC that Farmer William came to America when about 21 or so to see how he liked it, and returned to England, telling his father that he had determined to settle in America and asking him for some present. His father said, "get married and I will give it." William is said to have met with two refusals before he succeeded, but he got married and got his present, a pair of bulls.|
The name of his wife is not known. It has been called Elizabeth Haskell; but Elizabeth haskell was wife of "Coker" William, of which there are several proofs. Farmer William died between 1685 and 1692, as shown by deeds of land. During his lfetime only one deed shows the name of a wife; that was Mary, the wife of "Captain" William. She was a Conant, and at the time of her marriage to William Dodge was widow of John Balch....
|DODGE, William (I19277)
||"Genealogy of the Bigelow Family": He was a soldier in King Phillip's War in Capt. Tiug's company and was wounded, and in consideration of his services in that war the General Court gave him a grant of land in Narragansett No. 2. He lived in Watertown the most of his life and his children were born in that town, and when his father died he was appointed executor of the will with his brother-in-law Isaac Learned, and was a well known citizen in Watertown; but late in life (his 87th year), being anxious to reside on the land that he had earned at the peril of his life, removed from Watertown (in company with his son Eleizer) to the grant of land in Narragansett No. 2, now Westminster, making the journey June 9, 1742, where he spent the last years of his life, and died Feb. 1, 1745, in the 90th year of his age, and was the first adult who died in the new town... ||BIGELOW, Joshua (I06018)
||"Genealogy of the Dodge Family": Daniel, b. at Wenham, 26 April, 1677, where he died 30 April, 1740. He married Joanna Burnham, 20 June, 1706. Of his early life it is only known that he graduated at Harvard College in 1700, being the first graduate by the name of Dodge in New England. In January, 1702-3, he was engaged as a teacher at Beverly and again in Sept. 1706. In 1715, he was chosen schoolmaster of Reading for 3 years at 30 pounds per year. In 1703, Dec. 1st, his father, Richard, by deed of gift conveyed to his son Daniel Dodge of Wenham, clerk, "My now dwelling house and the dwelling house standing in the same yard with it, my cyder mill, outhousing, barns, together with my homestead lot in Wenham, being by estimation 50 acres more or less. Also all that 30 acres I bought of Capt. Wm. Dixey of Beverly and all that 12 acres, more or less, of meadow, I bought of brother John Dodge, lying southerly of Long Ham meadow. Also all my piece of meadow in said Long ham, bordering on the aforementioned 30 acres and extending in length from the bridge southwest of my house quite to the cross fence as it now standeth, containing 5 acres more or less. Likewise all "the Island" which I purchased of Mr. Robert Bradford of said Beverly, lying north easterly from Long Ham River and bounded on the NE by Town Common land of Wenham. Also 30 acres called the "Cow Pasture" in Wenham, which I bought of Nath. Waldern and Goodman Hobbs of said town. "Provided only my son Daniel shall allow his brothers Richard and William right of way etc., through the "Cow Pasture" as the path now is and same right to William over a part of the homestead." I give said Daniel my common rights of land in Common land of Wenham and one Common Right, bought of Abraham Masters in Town Commonage of Manchester. Also one-third part of all my marsh, upper and lower, and landng marsh which be in Chebacco in Ipswich, excepting only the marsh bought of Capt. Thomas Rayment, and that part of my marsh near Wid. Fellow's marsh in Hogg Island marshes in Chebacco; viz: that part which Richard has occupied for divers years past, excepting also 4 acres of marsh in Chebacco marshes which I bought of James Burnham in Ipswich. Further, I give Daniel 110 trees on my 100 acres which by deed of even date I have given to my son William Dodge. Likewise I give Daniel my "negro boy" and all cattle, horses, sheep, swine, money, goods and chattels not otherwise disposed of.|
Witnesses, Elizabeth and Joanna hale, Acknowledged 18 March, 1703-4 before Robert Hale. J.P.
Between 1706 and 1717, besides deeds of division, the records show him as grantee in four cases and as grantor in ten cases. After 1717 he was grantee in six cases and grantor in two cases. About two years before his death, he gave his son, Daniel of Wenham, husbandman, the house "he now lives in" and the "orchard joining to it," and also another piece of orchard on the westerly side of the river. His will, dated 28 April, 1740, two days before his death, was very long and elaborate, and as it was witnessed by Rev. John Warren, Samuel Kimball and William Dodge (probably his brother), it was probably written by his pastor, Rev. John Warren. He gave his wife Joanna (Burnham), all personal estate, except farming tools and implements of husbandry and his carpenter's tools, which he gave to his son David. He gave his wife the use of David's share till he became of age of 21 years. He prescribed the amount of provisions which should be delivered to her annually by Daniel, and by David after he became of age, so long as she remained his widow, a limitation which probably took effect when she married Samuel Kimball, 30 June, 1741. This marriage may have been one of the reasons of the early marriage of David Dodge and Anna Low, in Dec., 1741. Daniel's will gave her the use of the buildings so far as she could use them, and required Daniel Jr., to pay her blank pounds for her comfortable and honorable support and subsistence. In case she should marry, all the privileges granted were to cease, and in case she resigned her right of dower, Daniel and David were to pay her fifty pounds each.
Joshua was to pay her 40 shillings per annum from the time he became of age.
He gave his son James L150. he gave his son Joshua the house and land in Beverly which had been bought of Benj. Woodberry, Joshua to pay L200 to the executor and 40 shillings per an. to his mother.
He gave his dau. Joanna L5.
He gave Daniel, Jr., the house and lands which the latter had occupied. To David he gave the homestead and divided the remaining lands between them.
To his dau. Mary L100 to be paid by Daniel and David.
the enumeration of the tracts of lands which he gave his sons indicates that he was well to do in respect to real estate, and that he was not much in debt. he was deacon of church. His wife Joanna and son Daniel were his executors."
|DODGE, Daniel (I19226)
||"Genealogy of the Dodge Family": David Low Dodge was for several years a teacher. In 1802 he became a dry goods merchant in Hartford, CT.; removed to New York in 1807, and became an eminent merchant, to be honorably remembered for his aid to the religious and benevolent movements of his day. He was one of the founders of the New York Peace Society in 1815, was its first president, and was a U.S. appraiser of New York in 1832. He was also one of the founders of the New York Bible Society, and of the New York Tract Society. He published "the Mediator's Kingdom Not of this World" in 1809, and "War Inconsistent with the Religion of Jesus Christ," 1812. See "Memorial of David Low Dodge," Boston, 1854, and "Appleton's Encyclopedia of Biography". He died in New York, 28 April, 1852, in his 78th year. ||DODGE, David Low (I19230)
||"Genealogy of the Dodge Family": David, b. Wenham, 7 March, 1723; m. Anna Low, of Ipswich (John, John,John,thomas, John), pub. Wenham, 5 December, 1741. After marriage lived at Ipswich (Hamlet), where their two sons were born. Anna Low, born 22 December, 1719, "per S.A. Ranlett"; died Amherst, 3 April, 1782. David joined Wen. Church, 31 October 1742. he deeded, 27 November, 1750 to John Low, cooper, of Ipswich, for L400 his house, barn and about 60 acres (Probably in Wenham), bounded n. on Mill River, Ips. Also to Jacob Dodge, of Wenham for L138, 36 ac. woodland and pasture, and to Joshua Dodge, of Beverly, blacksmith, for L133, about 15 acres at Turtle Pond pasture.|
His occupation, if he had any, is unknown; but he is said to have been a man of property by his father's will, and entertained largely, but became financially embarrassed and accepted a commission in the old French war. In the expedition to Canada, while attempting to run the Otsego Falls, New York, the bateau he was in upset, and all on board were drowned. (Date of this event unknown or not recorded).
In the probate records of Windham District, in Windham county, Connecticut, we find that letters of administration were granted, 11 November, 1756 and inventory made, 17 January, 1757, of estate of David Dodge of Lebanon. His estate was reported insolvent, 15 December, 1756, and Anna Dodge was appointed guardian of her two minor children, David and Samuel.
His widow went to Pomfret, Conn., where she kept a school 15 years, and boarded in the family of Gen'l Putnam. She afterwards went to Amherst, NH, and lived with her son Samuel, till her death (of a cancer on the tongue), April 3, 1782, ages 63 years.
|DODGE, David (I19229)
||"Genealogy of the Dodge Family": RICHARD DODGE appeared at Salem in 1638, and "desired accommodation." It was learned in 1881 from the Parish register of East Coker Somersetshire, England, that in 1628, Richard, son of Richard, was bapt. date missing. Sept. 7, 1630, Margery, dau. of Richard, was bapt. Feb. 2, 1630-1, Margery, dau. of Richard, was buried. Dec. 29, 1631, John, son of Richard was Baptized. April 19, 1635, Marie, dau. of Richard and Edith was baptized.|
As immigrants were admitted to the colony only by applying to the town and obtaining leave, it is quite certain that Richard and his family came in 1638, and as the King was at that time obstructing emigration, it is probable that he left England without royal permission.
After living awhile on land of his brother William, he settled on "Dodge Row" in North Beverly, not far east of Wenham Lake. The house he built stood probably where M. Lucius B. Dodge lately lived very near the present north line of Beverly, or possibly where Mr. H.W. Dodge now lives, a few rods farther east. The farm lately owned by Mr. Lucius B. Dodge was inherited from his father Richard, the son of Deacon Richard b. 1783, who bought it of his father-in-law, Jacob Edwards, b. 1746, by deed dated 23 April 1819. Apparently the same land was bought by John Edwards, of Edward Dodge, cordwainer, Beverly, 15 March, 1781.
It had been held in the male line from the death of Richard. Mr. Lucius B. Dodge says the house now occupied by Mr. H.W. Dodge was formerly used as a cabinet shop by his father Richard, and by him turned partly around and converted into a dwelling. It is unlikely that either house is as old as 200 years.
Richard the immigrant, evidently gave his attention more to farming and the care of his domestic affairs, than to town or church business; although he was a loyal church member, and one of the most liberal contributors to the support of the church. He and his wife Edith were members of the Wenham church before 1648 according to its records, John Fiske being pastor.
He also had a high appreciation of the value of education, for in 1653, in a list of twenty-one subscribers to Harvard College, his name ranks first, while the next largest sum was only one-fourth as much as his. He dedicated a piece of his land to a burying ground, which is now known as the Cemetery on Dodge Row. It was probably inherited by his son Edward, who died in 1727, for in February, 1730-1, the three sons of Edward, by a deed, confirmed the grant to their relatives and neighbors. The near neighbors of Richard were Zachary Herrick who married his daughter Mary, Peter Woodberry who married Sarah, John and Humphrey Woodberry and John Galle. he died 15th June, 1671, leaving an estate valued at the large sum of L1764 2s. he gave his sons John, Richard and Samuel each a good farm, valued in his inventory at over L100 each. To sons Edward and Joseph he gave the home farm, valued at L1000. To his wife Edith he gave certain appropriate personal property, "to be her own absolutely", and gave her "the sole and proper use of the parlor & chamber over it in my now dwelling house", and made liberal provision for annual payments to be made to her by her five sons. She outlived him seven years, dying 27th June, 1678, at the age of 75. From this it is probable that Richard may have been born about 1602, and was about two years older than William. Edith, before her death, also made a will, and the inventory discloses a very comfortable state of worldly affairs. No grave stones, however, disclose their resting place.
|DODGE, Richard (I19264)
||"Genealogy of the Hoyt Families": Benjamin was about 11 yrs. old when Deerfield was attacked. Tradition says that, hearing the screams in the night, his fright led him to jump from a window and hide in a corn-bin, where he lay till morning. Then, finding all gone but the slain, he wished he had been taken, with the others. Some accounts say that he removed with his mother, after her return, to Wallingford, CT. Others state that he went to Norwalk, Ct., and remained there for some time with his father's relatives. Perhaps he may have been in both places. Afterwards, he with 20 or 30 others commenced a settlement at Ridgefield, 12 miles north of norwalk, where he afterwards resided. His descendants say that he gave his coat and hat towards his part of the pay in purchasing the land of the Indians. ||HOYT, Benjamin (I30180)
||"George Slawson - An American Pioneer": by Harold D. Slosson - Charley, the small-town entrepreneur, went to California during the land boom of the 1880s. There, aided by his wife Anna, he started a number of enterprises.|
September 25, 1860 in Northwood, Iowa, Charles Eugene Slosson was born as the first child of John and Roxy Jane Slosson...
Charley, as he was commonly called, commenced live on the Slosson's first, small farm, close in to the small town of Northwood where he started school.....
In 1869, his parents took him as a nine-year-old boy to their new section-size farm southeast of the town....
Sorghum was one of the crops raised on the Slosson farm. It is a tall-growing plant resembling perhaps corn or sugar cane. Further, like sugar cane its stalks are sweet, being chewed on for their pleasant taste. Again, it may be fed to stock or pressed to obtain sorghum syrup, popular on the breakfast table. At that time, men in the field cut the stalks using large knives,probably like a machete.
When cutting the stalks in this way, Charley received a bad gash on his leg. The wound bled profusely, with Mary being greatly alarmed. The father, from a long frontier life, was evidently a good first aider; the flow of blood was staunched, and the cut healed without ill aftereffects. The point of this story (as told by Mary), ws that raming life could be rough, hazardous at times, as well.
Butter, another farm product, was early made by the housewife in a hand-operated churn. John Slosson, the father, saw the advantage of a central milk collecting place, or creamery, as the efficient was to make butter. So with the help of Charley he built the first creamery in Worth County, and one of the first in the state.
The creamery business did all right. Additionally, Charley had abstracted land titles, and had served as deputy county treasurer and auditor. But by the middle 1880s Charley found something else churning in his mind. A great land boom was starting in southern California; he wanted to go there and be a part of it.....
He arrived sometime before December 1887.
Not long after Charley's arrival he was serving as a deputy in the city clerk's office. In 1889 he was appointed city clerk, his promotion - according to Wiley's 'History of Monrovia' - being earned by "faiathful service and attention to business." In this capacity he remained until his resignation in 1897.
....Probably the resignation followed the press of personal business. Soon we fin there is the Slosson Livery Stable.
C.E. SLOSSON, Proprietor
Monrovia Livery, Feed and Sale Stables
Horses and Crriages Bought, Sold and
Open Day and Night
Contractors for Household Moving, All Kinds of Team Work
For a time Charley had a prominent local man by the name of Cornes as his partner.....
Meanwhile, Chrley had become the first notary public in the town, and had gone into the real estate business. His office was on Monrovia's main street, Myrtle Avenue, being on the east side between Olive and Orange. There Charley sold all classes of property, possibly his most import being the subdividing of the sizable Oak Park Tract on the east side of town. Two other subdivisions of Charley's were the Valle Vista and the Orange Avenue tracts......
In Iowa, Charley had helped free the farm wife from the churning detail; now in California he helped release the housewife from washboard drudgery. With others he started the Monrovia Steam Laundry, possibly a successor to Chinese hand laundry, or to another laundry which had been there before. A commercial laundry was then needed, too, since this was before the days of the automatic washer and dryer; nor was there then electric power to run such units...
Somewhat similar to this foregoing enterprise was the San Gabriel River Rock and Gravel Company, which Charley helped organize, serving as its president for some time....
The townsmen organized the "Monrovia Rifles," sometimes called the "Monrovia Guards." Charley is listed as a volunteer on their roster.....
Charley had helped organize Monrovia's first Board of Trade and had served as its secretary. But his greatest public service, perhaps, was in connection with water....
In 1899 a committee of city trustees and prominent men, including Charley Slosson, was formed to study the water problem. Their recommendation for the purchase of Chapman water-bearing land was favorably acted on, with the water line being laid into town along what is now Foodhill Boulevard. This saved the day, with other water sources being located later. In 1903 Charley again served on a later committee which recomended further improvements at the Chapman wells....
On October 2, 1889, Charley married Anna V. McCullough, who had been born July 3, 1860, in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Anna at that time was a popular young school-teacher.
Initially the young couple lived in a frame house on North Encinitas Avenue. Subsequently, for some years this property was in various family hands. At about the turn of the century, Charley and Anna moved to a larger house on East Lime Avenue, just a block from the main street. Many social events were held there, including the entertaining of important dignitaries, such as congressmen. For a time Chrley served as a menber of the Republican Central Committee of Los Angeles County, having been on the executive committee for two years.
Charley and Anna had one child, Arlne, born in Monrovia on Jul 16, 1895....
Anna Slosson was honored as being a charter menber of the First Presbyterian Church, and singing for many years in its choir. She was also a charter member of the Monrovia Women's Club, serving as its secretary. Another cause she aided was the starting of the Monrovia Public Library.
On Janue 12, 1916, Charley passed away in Monrovia, the town he had helped for so many years. There, also, Anne had passed away on November 3, 1937. they are buried in southwest Los Angeles where Anna's folks had a family plot, in an old, but beautiful cemetery called Rosedale.
|SLOSSON, Charles Eugene (I52578)
||"George Slawson - An American Pioneer": Jehiel, the restless Minuteman, after the Revolutionary War, with his wife, Rebecca, left the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, and crossed the Hudson River into New York State. There in the hills of Greenville, near the Catskills, they farmed and raised their family.|
Their new home, Coxsackie, the Slossons found had some patriotic fame, for here the Dutch farmers had made a freedom declaration even before the signing of the American Declaration of Independence.
While living in Coxsackie for some half-dozen years, the couple had two children, Jehiel, Jr., and a daughter, Becky. They are listed in first U.S. Decennial Census, 1790, page 23. But life in that river town did not satisfy Jehiel's restless spirit. It was commercial, and now he remembered the quiet, wooded Berkshire Hills. Again the Slossons wre on the move - westward and northward to the small town of Greenville in New York hills.
Again, the Slossons were early settlers. They had arrived about 1791, and it was not until about 1803 when the setlement once called Freehold was given its present name of Greenville.
Jehiel was a farmer, and probably a craftsman as well. Remote Greenille had varied home industries, it is recorded. Further, two small pieces of handmade Colonial furniture still in the family are believed to have been made by Jehiel in his Greenville home.
Tragedy came, however, when Jehiel at the age of forty-nine passed on. Rebecca met that challenge by leading her seven children in a wagon train westward, down the mountains, through the Susquehanna River Valley to a new life in south-central New York State....
Jehiel was the second child of Daniel and Keziah Slosson. Jehiel's name - probably best pronounces as a "he" in the center - was derived from the Old Testament. Jehiel appears in Chronicles as the son of Good King Jehoshaphat.
Finally, on January 22, 1807, the ather, Jehiel, when he was only forty-nine years old, answered the final call. His restless spirit had made that final trip. And two weeks later, his fifteen-year-old girl, Sally, also passed away. The cause of their demise is not known. Jehiel might have had a war disability, or again, a wintertime epidemic may have swept through that area, where the closed doctor may have been miles away.
Rebecca was now a widow with seven dependent children. Doubtless Jehiel left her with a reasonably good farm and their homestead. ...
News of her plight slowly went to relatives in various places. Meanwhile, she pondered what would be best for her children. Finally word was received from Jehiel's uncle, Enoch Slosson, suggesting that her family come to live near him in the south-central part of New York State. Summarized from century-old notes written by William patterson, who had married into the family, here is why Enoch turned out to be the benefactor of Rebecca's family.
Years before, bread had been cast on the waters in the Slosson family. Third-generation Nathaniel had been given a land gift by his father-in-law. Nathaniel, in turn, had given some land to his son, fourth-generation Enoch. And now Enoch was volunteering to help the family of his nephew, fifth-generation Jehiel.
However, it was an unusual cause-and-effect story whereby Enoch happened to be living in New York state in a position to offer Rebecca assistance. years before he had followed his brother Daniel into the Berkshire Hills. There, in Stockbridge, as a respected citizen, he had been elected constable, the position his father had similarly held in Kent.
In connection with his official duties, Enoch accused a captain of partiality in giving evidence under oath. The church took the captain's side; Enoch stood by his convictions, and so had been admonished by the church.
Perhaps because of this treatment, in 1793 Enoch moved with some of his family into the wilderness area at Brown's Settlement on the Boston Settlement on the Boston purchase in Newark Valley in Tioga County south-central new York State. There he pioneered and apparently prospered with the growth of the area. Subsequently, the Stockbridge captain, on his deathbed, confessed the wrong he had done to Slosson, who was then pardoned by the church. Thus Enoch was well able to help Rebecca. Completing his life story, although distressed by his church troubles, he lived to the age of ninety-four.
After receiving the Enoch Slosson offer to join his family, Rebecca reflected that it might be easier simpl to remain in Greenville. but that hll area was rather isolated with limited opportunies for her children. Again, she could backtrack to the Berkshire Hills or to Connecticut where many friends and relatives were living.
But Enoch's location was in a new land with plenty of space for her family to grow and develop. Further, and this was important, it was in the direction her restless Jehiel had been headed.
And so Rebecca decided - she would continue that long journey to the west.....
Rebecca Slosson had a full, adventurous life. Finally, at Union (now Newark Valley) on May 29, 1827, at the age of sixty-eight, she passed on to be with the Lord. The burial place is given as near Naticoke Springs, Broome County, New York
|SLOSSON, Jehiel (I52809)
||"George Slawson : An American Pioneer" by Harold D. Slosson - Mary, the spiritual leader, was also for a time a freelance writer. In 1902, sometime after the passing of her husband, she moved with her daughter, Jean, from Iowa to California.|
When middle-aged Mary studied Spanish, becoming conversational in that language......
In 1887 came Mary's turn to travel on that same train she had frequently seen. Accompanied by her older brother, Charley, she had gone for a visit to her Bigelow relatives in Duarte, California.
After that California trip, mary returned to her professional work in the Northwood area. She was helped by her varied talents, with a clipping in the family records saying in part, "She has proved herself adept with the pen and at raising pure-bred poultry. She is a prize contributor to the American Agriculturist, the Home, Practical housekeeper, Ladies' world and other home journals. Her articles are mostly children's stories, domestic talks, and poultry notes."
In 1890 a romantic event came into her life. It was described by one of her writer friends that "she was caught in Cupid's net." For in that year Mary was married to George W. Stelson, who had been born on September 6, 1858, in Fulton County, New York. This county, above the Mohawk River, is farther north than the Slossons' early family location in new York State. In Iowa, George Stelson lived in Kensett township, where he may have been associated with John Slosson in some project on the farm.
Mary was tall, erect woman with a good bearing. It was said that, tall though she was, George was even taller. The marriage of this couple - Mary and George - came on a special day, July 4, 1890.
On November 5, 1896, a daughter was born to this couple named Alma Jean, who was generally called Jean in later years. With her parents, she was living at that time on the Northwood farm....
On September 20, 1897, to this family came a sorrow. For then the father, George Stelson, passed away. He was praised highly in the Northweed newspapers, with the obituary column still being in the famiy records. The Burial was in the Slosson family plot at the State Line Cemetery, between Northwood and Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Through the years, Mary kept an active interest in her church. Even when moving from place to place, she immediately identified herself with some church....Willing to become involved, soon she was teaching a Sunday School class or doing some other worthwhile work. In Monrovia, Mary taught a boys' class for many years.....
After Jean had completed her freshman year at Pomona, mother and daughter moved to Berkeley. There Jean, always a good student, completed three more years of schooling, graduating from the University of California in 1918.
The next move was back to southern California, where in Los Angeles, mary first rented a house in te Exposition Park district. This was when Jean enrolled in the Los Angeles Public Library school. After completion of the course, she became a member of the library staff. mary next purchased a place in the West Adams district, where the family lived for many years...
Throughout her later years, mary had been troubled with some form of digetive disturbance. Because of it, at least twice she had been critically ill, only to survive, semingly, because of Divine intervention. But she lived prudently, being temperate in her eating, which to some extent was largely a natural food diet....It had paid off, since she lived past the biblical "three score and ten years,". She was still in fair health when she passed away at the age of seventy-two.
When small, Mary saw the circuit preacher riding across the prairie to his flock in Northwood. Now elderly, strong in the Gospel faith, on May 23, 1934, Mary went home to be with the Lord. Mourned by her many friends and relatives, she was buried in the family plot in Live Oak Cemetery, Monrovia.
|SLOSSON, Mary (I52919)
||"George Slawson, An American Pioneer" by Harold D. Slosson. ||Source (S03691)
||"George Slawson: An American Pioneer" - by Harold D. Slosson|
Frank was the adventurer, who, with his wife Nellie Dye, raised a family of six children. In spite of doing this, in his lifetime he was able to take part in many exciting things. Examples are holding down a Dakota timber claim, joining in the Oklahoma land rush, staking mining claims in Colorado's Cripple Creek gold camp, and developing sagebrush land near the Mojave Desert.....
After completion of elementary school, for a time Frank went to Osage Academy, located in Iowa's Mitchell County. Finally he attended Iowa State University at Ames, which had courses in agriculture, engineering, mechanical arts, etc. While there, he was a membe of the National Guard. Still preserved is a badge he received reading "Best Drilled Company, College Battalion, I.A.C., 1885".
Frank attended Iowa State University one year, it is known, and he may have gone there longer. Next, for three terms he taught school, with possibly a part of the time being in the Slosson country school....
Frank teamed up with another young Northwood man, an old family friend believed to be named Atwood. These two ytoung men took adjacent timber claims, located somewhere in the Dakotas, not then divided into North and South Dakota. It was rugged country, too, with some Sioux Indians, it is believed, still in the area.
Frank Slossn and young Atwood, living in cabins at adjacent corners of their respective "160s," did their cooking ("batching") together. It was an enjoyable period, but perhaps without the challenge of social contacts. After the prescribed year of work, Frank relinquished his claim and went back to Northwood.....
Frank accepted a position in the Railway Mail Service tht had benn offered to him. He would travel on the train and see that the mail went through. Earlier, all mail had been sorted at the respective post offices along the railroad line. Time-consuming for the postmasters, that method had slowed down mail collection and delivery as well. Then came the concept of having trained men traveling on a special mail car. They would continuously sort mail picked up in bags stationed by the tracks. The sorted mail would next go into other bags which were tossed off at new stations in succession. This railway mail service, it is recorded, worked well from the start.
Frank became a guardian and classifer of the U.S. Mail, with a chance to see that part of the country....
Frank was granted a leave of absence from the railway mail service to go to Oklahoma. To enter the land race..... Troops stood guard on the borders of this land to hold back the horde of prospective settlers. Then, on April 22, 1889, at the prescribed hour, bugles blew, and the big Oklahoma land rush was one.....According to the plan of this land opening, the entrant had the option of lots or of land. Frank chose lots, going right where the train took him - to what turned out to be the center of Oklahoma City....
Frank staked lots, camped on them, and held off all usurpers. He lived there for a while, probably "batching" in a tent. Around him in that immediate area almost instantaneously 15,000 people had come.....
It was probably a month or two before Frank had sold out and returned to Northwood. Frank's position was still open, and he continued with the railway mail service for some years thereafter.
Before going back to work for the railway mail service, he did have a moment of glory in this hometown of Northwood. After purchasing a new suit, it is recorded, he went around visiting old friends who immediately, in a grand welcome, dubbed him "Oklahoma." Frank was someone; he had participated in perhaps the greatest land rush of all time......
He had a romance with a pleasant young Northwood woman by the name of Nellie Dye. A popular member of Northwood's first high school graduating class. Nellie was also an artist, using crayons and oils for painting portraits and landscapes.....Interested in poetry, too, Hamlet had been her junior class essay assignment. Additionally she played the organ, having, one of the old pump types with tremolo and other stops for various effects....
Frank had an adventurour spirit and so, in 1894, after the depression of that year, he decided to leave the railway mail service... He decided to go to Colorado Springs, close to Cripple Creek.... Their new home, Colorado Springs, was over a mile high, the elevation being 5,980 feet....At first, according to Nellie in later years, they lived in La Verne, a place not now existent, on the Cripple Creek side of Colorado Springs. Here was born Harold Dye Slosson.... Eventually the family moved to their permanent home in Colorado Springs at 828 Spruce Street, near Mesa.
Frank, having friends in Colorado Springs, and some savings, went into the business of selling real estate and mining stocks. This latter helped the prospector to commercialize his mineral discovery. One of his business cards shows "McGill & Slosson, Real Estate, Mining Stocks, Loans & Insurance," with its location at 107 South Tejon Street. For a time, also, he was associated with C.S. Wilson, with the Colorado Springs Board of Trade & Mining Exchange, listing these partners in their directory as members in good standing.....
Partnership was common in those mining days.... He had a couple of mining claims with his father-in-law, Nelson T. Dye, in te rugged Tarrall area of Park County....In partnership with tow other Colorado Springs businessmen, mark L. Dorr and Alexander Merideth, Frank purchased some 160 acres just north of town....The partners soon surmised that down below the land surface was a layer of coal.....A Mr. Corley, who had come into the area with considerable means, leased the property from Frank and his associates on a royalty basis. A two-carpartment shaft was sunk some 477 feet deep, where they found the coal layers, as predicted...
In 1903, for the best interests of their family, Frank and Nellie decided to leave Colorado to make a new start in California.... It was just in tiem, too, for here is a quote about what happened in Cripple Creek: "In 1903 and 1904, one of the bloodiest strikes in the annals of labor started the decline of the (Cripple Creek) Gold Camp. Miners moved their families over night from the terror, and fear turned lose in the district"...
Finally the Slosson family came to the end of their travel at monrovia, California......On his arrival in Monrovia and for a while thereafter, Frank was associated with his brother, Charley, in the latter's real estate office on the main street in the center ot town..... Frank, however, had left the railway mail service in order to have his own independent business. Thus, after a time, he opened his own real estate office in Pasadena, nine miles west of Monrovia.....His first office was just north of the main street, close to a public park. Later he moved into a large, newly constructed office building on the main street, Colorado Avenue.
Frank soon became associated with business groups. He was a member of the Pasadena Board of Trade, which played an important part in the growth and development of the city. He was also a member, taking an active interest in the pasadena Realty Board. Meanwhile, in his residence town, always loyal to his political part, for a time he was president of the Monrovia-Duarte Democratic Club......
In 1918 came the great flu epidemic, one of the most disastrous of all time. And so it came about that on january 30, 1919, Frank Slosson - adventurer, developer, and father of six children - passed one, being laid to reast in Live Oak Cemetery in Monrovia.....
Nellie was a member of the WCTU, having seen woe and sorrow caused by liquor in the Colorado miners. Additionally, always of first interest was her church, which fortunately was within easy walking distance. For many years she had been a regular member, serving on various commitees as well. Now, on the east wall of that church she had fathfully served for a half century, is located a beautiful stained glass window, the "Moses" window, which was dedicated to the memory of Nellie Dye Slosson in a special ceremony.
Although Nellie, with her small frame, had appeared frail, nevertheless, she had a surprising amount of quick energy, with much endurance as well. She was also blessed with longevity, remaining active and mentally alert until just past her eighty-eighth birthday. Then she had a hip fracture, with complications from which she never recovered. And so, on August 20, 1953, she was called Home, with her buiral place being beside Frank in the Family plot in Live Oak Cemetery, Monrovia.
|SLOSSON, Frank Abner (I52704)
||"George Slawson: An American Pioneer" by Harold D. Slosson - Frank Slosson's daughter Ruth, giver of gifts to the visitor, lived close by the Pacific Ocean, as had the early Slossons by the Atlantic Ocean.|
In her early Colorado days - she was eleven when the family moved to california - Ruth had been of a slender build like her mother. A friendly girl, she was idolized by the next-door neighbors, the Trulls....
The neighborhood boys wre a rough lot, perhaps because some of their fathers were hard-rock miners in the nearby Cripple Creek gold camp. And when they had ensnared the writer (Harold Slosson) into their gang, it was Ruth who in a determined way had rescued her young brother fro the gaqng's domination.
After moving to Monrovia in 1903, Ruth entered the old Orange Avenue School. All classes from first through twelfth were then held in that one school. Going into the sixth grade at that time, Ruth in a sense broke ground for the other children who at intervals followed her up the grammer school ladder.
When Ruth reached sighteen, she became acquainted with a young mechanic Will E. Janicki, who then lived near downtown Los Angeles, where his folks were old-timers. Will owned a "flivver," as the Model-T Ford was then called. It was a fascination at that time, helping him, perhaps, in his courtship of Ruth. The two were united in marriage at Monrovia on June 6, 1910. They had one son, William E. Janicki, born December 18, 1923.
Will became a marine engineer. For a tmie he had a commercial boat used in trade along the lower California coast. he even went as far south as Panama. He was a good storyteller, too, men always being interested in his tales of Mexican ports, rough sailors, and stormy times out on the sea.
The Janickis had a pleasant retirement among friendly neighbors in North Long Beach. Ruth passed away Sept. 6, 1967, Will having passed away earlier in 1963. Both are buried at the Inglewood Cemetery, near Southwest Los Angeles.
|SLOSSON, Ruth Marean (I53035)
||"George Slawson: An American Pioneer" by Harold D. Slosson - Frank Slosson's daughter, an artist and teacher, she was the mother ot twins - something new in the Slosson line....|
Dorothy was a teacher. After graduation from Monrovia High School, she attended Pasadena's "Broadoaks," a well-considered school at that time. Her specialty was kindergarten work, and she had the patience and kindliness to properly start the little tots on their way through school....
From Monrovia, Dorothy went to Santa Paula, where she was a teacher. She made friends, joined a church, and helped out in community affairs.....Among the firends Dorothy made at that time was Clare Crawford. He was the son of Dr. John Crawford, pioneer Santa Paula physician and the first health official of that city. Clare was a citrus rancher, and, as it happened, had been a student at the University of Southern California where he had been a friend of the writer. The friendship of Dorothy and Clare ripened into a romance, and they were married on June 22, 1927.
The Crawford family started with twins, Donald and Dorothy. Next, they had another son, Jon....
But Dorothy had a critical illness, and after some time she passed away on August 2, 1961. After that, Clare remained close to the children, who were a great comfort to him....
Meanwhile, Clare, who had been in the Army Air Corps during World War I, joined the Pt. Hueneme Fire Department during World War II. As an old-timer in Santa Paula, he had many friends in his church and the local American Legion post. After being well past the biblical three score and ten, he too passed away on August 22, 1974.
Dorothy and Clare are buried together in the Santa Paula Cemetery.
|SLOSSON, Dorothy Mildred (I52628)
||"George Slawson: An American Pioneer" by Harold D. Slosson - Frank Slosson's second son, gifted with a good speaking voice and fine hand-writing, has been the family correspondent.|
During school days honors came to Rallh. He was the leading man in his senior class play. In the pre-TV period, townspeople turned out generally to see the play, with local town publicity specially featuring it.
After high school, Ralph attened business college. At that time, in addition to the study of business fundamentals, good handwriting was stressed. However, the Spencerian style came to him, he is without doubt the best penman in the family.
Ralph's first position was with the First National Bank....this bankd subsequently became a branch of the Security-Pacific bank, the second largest bank in California.
Next, Ralph served the Monrovia Building & Loan Company, which eventually became the Brentwood Savings & Loan Assn. of Beverly Hills...He handled property in the Michilinda area near Huntington Drive. Now a shopping center is near there, with the Santa Anita Fashion Center being not far away.
Starting during high school days, Ralph became interested in youth work. Initially he taught a boys' Sunday School class, and for many years he helped the YMCA of that area. Additionally he had served the Boy Scouts in many important capacities.
During World War II, although older than many concerned, he had been with an air force unit in Florida.
Ralph helped his mother, Nellie Slosson, during her declining years. Now he lives in Monrovia with his wife, Gabrielle, who has been one of the leaders in the Monrovia Business & Professional Women's Club. Gifted with a fine voice, Garielle sang for many years in her church choir. She shared another talent by teaching French language students...
|SLOSSON, Ralph Delano (I53001)
||"George Slawson: An American Pioneer" by Harold D. Slosson - Roy, the student, had great promise as a leader in the intellectual field. Unfortunately, just before his school graduation, there came a tragedy....|
A school record still remaining shows that Roy was in the academic department. But he had varied interests, being enrolled in a scientific course. Also, he served on the editorial staff of the school's paper, the "Nora Springs Seminarian". In a totally different area, he gave an impersonation in the annuel elocution contest.
Finally, in June 11, 1896, was to come the graduation exercises for the Class of 1896, Academic Department of the Nora Springs Seminary and Business College. It was to be Roy's big day, for although he was just seventeen, he was a senior in the class and was to give one of the orations. Just before those exercises, there is what happened, according to some news accounts still preserved.
The preceptor, as the elocution coach was called, together with five boys in the class, had gone to the banks of the Shell Rock River, not far away. there, as practice for the final night, each boy in turn recited his oration to the professor.
Their orations having been given, one of the boys proposed that they bathe in the stream, as was common custom of boys in rural areas at that thime. Two of the boys, who could not swim, went upstream, then aroung a bend where they believed the water was shallow for easy wading across. Perhaps as a gesture of friendship, Roy - believed to hae been only a fair swimmer - had accompanied them.
Soon, one of the boys who had initially remained behind went upstream, arriving around the bend only in time to see Roy apparently in a vain attempt to rescue his companions. What must have looked to them like a shallow place in the river had turned out to be a deep hole. All three boys were drowned.
"There is no doubt in the minds of the professor or Roy's classmates," states the previously mentioned news account, "that Roy in a brave and noble effort to rescue his friends and classmates, gave up his own life."
In a matter of minutes had ended the promising career of Roy C. Slosson. memorial services were held in Northwood, Iowa, on June 8, 1896....
Near a pine tree in the old Prairie cemetery north of town rest the mortal remains of Roy Clinton Slosson.
|SLOSSON, Roy Clinton (I53028)