Saco Valley Settlements and Families; Historical, Biographical, Genealogical, Traditional, and Legendary Volume 1

Saco Valley Settlements and Families; Historical, Biographical, Genealogical, Traditional, and Legendary 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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...and her hope of a reunion was not realized till these twain joined hands on the celestial shore and together became resident inhabitants of the New Jerusalem. Children: i. Daniel, b. Oct. 10, 1801; m. Deborah Hanson, widow of Isaac RedIon, of Buxton; no issue. These lived together during a long tenure of life, in a small house built from materials taken from the old "Field house," on "Decker's lane," and a part of the farm inherited by "Aunt Anne" from her father. After the death of "Aunt Debby," her husband married a widow Dunn, widow of Charles Dunn, who still survives. Mr. Decker was widely known, having been many years a river-driver, but the name of "Uncle Daniel," and his keen humor and side-splitting witticisms, will not soon be forgotten by those who lived contemporary with him in the Saco valley. Some of his quaint sayings were of a character to prohibit their description on the printed page; many, however, will be given as nearly in his own language as possible by the long range of memory. "Aunt Debby," his wife, was nearly ten years his senior, and was always called by him "My Old Hemlock." She was a woman of 'arbitrary temperament and radical habits of speech; a robust, toughfibred person, whose self-reliance was never questioned. With nerves of steel, if any nerves she had, there was little room for sympathy in her composition, for the infirm and sickly of her neighborhood; still she was a good neighbor--when muscle and pluck were needed. No heat of summer nor cold of winter could change her plans; she "went abroad" in all weather and challenged all the elements. Her courage was invincible, and woe to him or her who intruded upon her domain in...show more

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  • Paperback | 612 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,075g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236803949
  • 9781236803948