Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr; Of Thompson Parish, Killingly, Conn.; Major James Convers, of Woburn, Mass.; Hon. Heman Allen, M. C., of Milton and Burlington, Vermont; Captain Jonathan Bixby, Sr. of Volume 2

Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Samuel Converse, Jr; Of Thompson Parish, Killingly, Conn.; Major James Convers, of Woburn, Mass.; Hon. Heman Allen, M. C., of Milton and Burlington, Vermont; Captain Jonathan Bixby, Sr. of Volume 2

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the cruel visitation of "chapped hands" in an excessive degree; while his fondness for books and his superior powers of mind appeared to qualify him for a liberal profession. He therefore devoted his share of the small paternal inheritance to the expense of pursuing a preparatory classical course in the academy at Chesterfield, N. H. After two years thus spent, he rejoined the family at Grand Isle, making the journey on foot, and philosophically carrying with him all his possessions, which amounted to a Hoyt's Antiquarian Researches; William's Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion; New England Historical and Genealogical Register, II, 207-10. fl give the names of all the children, as a specimen of puritan nomenclature worth preserving: 1, Enoch: 2, Abishai; 3, Heman; 4, Aretas; 5, Obed; 6, Mercy; 7, Eunice; and 8, Joel... The name of Mercy preserves the memory of our first Deerfield ancestress, Mercy Painter, wife of Edward Allen-as that of Eunice commemorates in like manner, the daughter of Samuel Allen who was struck down by the tomahawk of an Indian, when her father was killed in 1746. fMr. Thompson says: The settlement of Grand Isle was commenced by Lamberton Allen and others about the year 1783. But my uncle, Hon. Joel Allen of North Hero, is able to fix the date precisely. It is well remembered in the family that Lamberton Allen arnved in Grand Isle just before the famous "dark day"; but the dark day occurred (Thompson, Part I. p. 16) on the 19th of May, 1780. The blank in Mr. Thompson's article Allen's Pomt, should be filled up, I suppose, by the name of Lamberton. Hon. Joel Allen, born 8 July 1789, the day of his father's death, became a leading man in North Hero, Vt.; Judge of County Court 1818-23, Clerk of Court...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236859367
  • 9781236859365