Genealogical and Family History of Central New York; A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation Volume 1

Genealogical and Family History of Central New York; A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...Miss Gould has, among other family relics. a mahogany dresser, with swell front, inlaid with satin wood, and a large mirror, with gilt frame, once owned by her great-grandfather, Stephen Hassam; also a banjo clock, made by him. (The Hassam Line). Hassam is a corruption of the English surname Horsham. In the unsettled orthography of the early records in this country, it appears not only in its proper form Horsham but in twenty other ways, namely: Horshom, Harshom, Horsom, Hassum, Hessam, Horsome, Horsum, Hashom. (I) VVilliam Hassam, progenitor of one branch of this numerous family, settled, probably about the middle of the seventeenth century, in Manchester, Massachusetts, in that part of the town called Newport, where he had several grants of land. The first was in April, 1684, and the second in 1690. The first grant fell short. and, in 1704, a third was made to supply the deficiency. William Hassam is frequently mentioned in the town records, his name appearing in no fewer than thirteen different modes of spelling. In 1693 he was constable, in 1696 surveyor of highways, and he held other town and public offices. He married, in Marblehead, December 4, 1684, Sarah. daughter of Samuel Allen, of Manchester, and died in that town about I735. (II) Samuel, son of William and Sarah (Allen) Hassam, married, October 24, 1727. Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Dawes. Children, born in Boston: 1. Samuel. see forward. 2. Sarah. born July 15, 1731. Mrs. Hassam survived her husband, and married. about I738, Andrew Burgher. She died before 1759 (III) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (1) and Sarah (Dawes) Hassam, was born May 15. 1729, in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1759 he served under General Amherst, during the campaign in Canada. He married...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946596
  • 9781236946591