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Full text of "Hon. Seth Sprague of Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; his descendents down to the sixth generation and his Reminiscences of the old colony town .."




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TAKE NOT THIS BOOK, MY HONEST FRIEND, 
FOR FEAR THE GALLOWS BE YOUR END; 
AND WHEN YOU DIE, THE LORD WILL SAY: 



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WHERE IS THE BOOK YOU STOLE THAT DAY? 



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AND WHEN YOU SAY YOU DO NOT KNOW, 
THE LORD WILL SAY: "STEP DOWN BELOW." 



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God's benison go witli you; and with those 

That would make good of bad, and friends of foes! 






TO 



My Numerous Kinsmen 

BY 

William Bradford Weston 

186 Randolph Avenue 
Milton 

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HOW TO MAKE A PEDIGREE 



Air, "Nelly Gray" 



If you'd like a goodly tree, 

With a branching pedigree, 
Where you'll stand forth in full ancestral fame, 

Just employ an antiquary, 

Who will humor your vagary. 
And have everything indorsed with some great name. 

If the good Bernard Burke 

Will but put it in his work. 
And he'll scarcely have the heart to say you nay. 

What though Garter King should scowl, 

And the Scotish Lyon growl? 
There's no power that can take your tree away. 

Chorus. 

Oh! good Bernard Burke, 

Please to put me in your work, 
Sure an Irish heart will never say me nay; 

Then though Garter King may scowl. 

And the Scotish Lyon growl, 
Where's the power that can take my tree away? 

As the Highland Bible showed. 
There were Grants before the Flood, 
And the Grants still believe it to a man; 



And the like proof you can bring 

That the Coultharts were the thing 
Ere our own Anno Domini's began. 

Just delete a letter here, 

And insert another there, 
And interpolate what balderdash you please; 

With this Soldier and Crusader, 

And that Viking and Invader, 
You may soon have the best of pedigrees. 

Chorus. 

Then if good Bernard Burke 

Will but put you in his work. 
And if once you're there you're pretty sure to stay, 

What though Garter King should scowl. 

And the Scotish Lyon growl? 
There's no power that can take your name away. 

You must never care a straw 
Though anachronism or flaw 
, ^how your History and Heraldry run mad; 
;"_ ■' "'Though your Peer was but a Ploughman, 
;•'..= '■ And you've made a Man a Woman, 
; 'And' you've charters when no charters could be had. 
If authorities you're scant in, 
As perhaps they're wholly wanting, 
You must ne'er on that account lay down the pen; 
Quote Schiekfusius and Seniglesius, 
With Rhubarbus and Magnesius, 
And the Devil's self can't contradict you then. 



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Chorus. 



Then, if good Bernard Burke 

Will but put them in his work, 
You've a very pretty chance that there they'll stay; 

For in spite of Garter's scowl, 

And the Scotish Lyon's growl, 
There's no power that can take such stuff away. 

But I'll give you here a hint 

Your ambitious views to stint: 
There's a limit that a wise man will not pass. 

You may safely vaunt and vapor, 

While it's only done on paper, 
But you'd better keep from panel and from glass. 

For if there you lay a brush. 

It may put you to the blush. 
Should the Lyon at your 'scutcheon make a dash; 

Your Arms, so well devised, 

Are not "duly authorized," 
All your Quarters may some morning get a smash. 

Chorus. 

For though good Bernard Burke 

Might still keep you in his work, 
There are others that would something have to say; 

Old Garter with his law, 

And the Lyon with his paw, ^^ 

Might then mercilessly tear your Coat away! 




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OF 



Hon. Seth Sprague's 
Family 



1915 



Brtiuation 

To the memory 
of my dear mother 

Judith Sprague Weston 

If I were hanged on the highest hih, 
Mother o' inine, mother o' mine! 

I know whose love would follow me still, 
Mother o' mine, mother o' mine! 

If I were drowned in the deepest sea, 
Mother o' mine, mother o' mine! 

I know whose tears would come down to me. 
Mother o' ?nine, mother o' mine! 

If I were damned of body and soul. 
Mother o' mine, mother o' mine! 

I know whose prayers would make me whole. 
Mother o' mine, mother o' mine!" 

KIPLING. 




FISHING SCHOONER SETH SPRAGUE 



THE SONG OF THE SHIP * 

"Oh, the sweep of the toppHng crests, 

The ocean's salt sea foam, 
Where the roUing Ijillows comb, 

When I dance upon her breast — 
With the winds abeam and the skies agleam. 

In the hght of the crimson west; 
My sails a white cloud and I sing aloud 

In a glory of beauty dressed! 

When the tempests upon me pour 

My body groans and creaks, 
And my cordage wails and shrieks 

'Midst the battling billows" roar; 
Oh, I sob and cry, for 'tis hard to die, 

And be known by the seas no more. 
Though torn by the strain yet I laugh again, 

If I win when the storm is o'er. 

When I'm safe and my voyage is done, 

All stowed aloft, alow; 
Then the winds may rail and blow, 

Who cares when the battle's won! 
Oh, the sea, the sea! 'tis the place for me; 

'Tis my home! Why its dangers shun? 
Up, up and away! Though I die to-day, 

I shall die where my life begun!" 



"Long years I've waited for the sight. 
My ship to come with sails so white;. 
She has wandered far on manv a shore." 




THE OLD CHURCH AT UPWEY, DORSETSHIRE, ENGLAND 



'They are going down the valley, the deep, dark valley; 

^Ye'll see their faces nevermore 
Till we pass through the valley, the deep death-valley, 

And meet them on the other shore. 

They have laid them down to rest 

In the grave so cold and hard; 
Bury me with the friends I loved the best, 

Bury me in the old ehurchvard." 



"It is not necessary to learn to play a harp in this world. If you 
win one in the next, you will have long years for practice." 



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Hon. Seth Sprague 

OF 

Duxbury, Plymouth County 

iiWassadjusetts + 

HIS 

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down to the sixth generation 
AND HIS 

Reminiscences! 

OF THE 

Old Colony Town 

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preface 

T EM PUS FUGIT 

Come one, Come all. 
I am your Kinsman true. 



Having compiled this little book from data and informa- 
tion kindly given me by many different families (though 
not so correct and perfect as I could wish), in presenting it 
to my numerous kindred I crave yovir indulgence for any 
errors or omissions, and beg you will not 

"View it with a critic's eye, 
But pass my imperfections by," 

Wifli a s)iulc 

and accept it in the same spirit of love and good will in 
which it is given. I was born on the twentieth day of June, 
1830, and from living a clean, wholesome, honest, upright, 
frugal, temperate, and simple life, as our good old grand- 
father did, and ever having in mind my mottos, 

"Live and let live," 
"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you," 

I set up my eighty-fourth milestone last June, with fair 
prospects of reaching our grandfather's age of eighty-seven 
years. 



I strongly advise and urge the present generations of my 
kinsmen, and those to come in future times, to follow the 
good example of our fine old grandsire in living frugal, 
simple, and hard-working lives. 

With love and good wishes for my kindred, when the time 
comes, I invite one and all, who feel so inclined, to come to 
my funeral and see how an old man who thinks for himself 
retires to the embraces of old Mother Earth for his everlasting 
rest and sleep. 

W. B. W. 



MY SHIPS 

' How many ships with silken sails 

I've launched upon the sea, 
When glittering waters kissed their keels 

And seraph gales were free! 
I've seen them start for cloudless climes 

xVlong a star-bright way ; 
Alas! these waiting eyes of mine — 

Where are my ships to-day.^ 

I scan the sea-encircled shore: 

No shi]) rocks at its piers; 
No pennons fly along the sky; 

The wintry chill of years 
Moans at my heart, at night, at morn; 

Still through tlie bickering rain 
I'm watching for my silken sails 

That never come again." 



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Ancestors! 

Edward Sprague (a fuller by trade) lived in Upwey in 
Dorsetshire, England, and died in 1614, leaving a widow 
and six children. 

Three of the sons (Ralph, 29 years, Richard, 24 years, 
and William, 20 years) sailed from England in 1629 and 
landed in Salem, and in the summer of that year removed 
to Charlestown, where they with a few others were the first 
to form an English settlement. William in 1635 married 
Milicent Eames, and in 1636 removed to Hingham. They 
had eleven children, and eight of them were living at the 
time of his death on October 26th, 1675. His widow died 
on February 8th, 1696. 

Samuel, their third son, born in 1640, removed to 
Marshfield prior to 1664, and married Sarah Chilhng- 
worth. 

Samuel, Jr., their oldest son, married Bejfthia Thomas 
and removed to Duxbury before 1710, and John, their 
second son, also removed to Duxbury, and they lived on 
adjoining farms, inherited from their father, comprising 
230 acres, called Sprague's Neck, bounded as follows: — 
Beginning at a point near what is now known as Sprague's 
Wharf, the boundary ran along the shore to Blue-fish River, 
thence up the river to the neighborhood of John Alden's, 
thence by land of Jacob Smith to meet a line w4iich ran 
westward by the sites of the village school-house and the 
Methodist Church to the house of Daniel Glass. The two 
farms were divided by the road now called Harrison Street, 



that on the south being occupied by Samuel Sprague, and 
that on the north by his brother John. 

Phineas, son of Samuel, Jr., son of Samuel, son of Will- 
iam, married the widow of his cousin Peleg, son of John 
(maiden name Mercy Chandler, great-grand-daughter of 
Francis Sprague), and they had one son — 



'Toiling — rejoicing — sorrowing, 
Onward through Hfe he goes; 
Each morning sees some task begun, 

Each evening sees its close; 
Something attempted, something done, 
Has earned a night's repose."" 

— Longfellow. 

GOOD-BY 

' Friends come and go — we meet and pass 

Like ships upon the distant main, 
A sign, a smile, a word — alas, 

" Good-by "; we may not meet again. 
Thus have we met with joyful hail. 

Thus have we passed upon the sea. 
And I have said to you, " Farewell," 

x\nd you ha^•e waved " Good-by '" to me. 

Bon voyage, friend — with calm and sun 
May you pursue your peaceful way. 

And haven lost or haven won. 

Bon voyage still from day to day! " 



"Some must watch, while some must sleep: 
So runs the world awav." 



0ut (§ranbfatt)er 
Hon. Seth Sprague 

was born on July 4th, 1760, in the old house on his father's 
farm, and on the death of his father, in 1775, he had to take 
entire charge and care of said farm at the youthful age of 
fifteen. He was sixteen years old on July 4th, 1776, the 
day on which the Declaration of Independence was declared 
and published. In 1777 he enlisted as a private in the 
Continental Army, and at the expiration of his term re- 
turned home and engaged in shore fishing, which was a 
very hazardous business, as many English ships and priva- 
teers were cruising along the coast. 

He was married in March, 1779, when in his nineteenth 
year, to Deborah Sampson, born on October 8th, 1761, 
and she rode on her pillion on the back of his old farm 
horse with him to her new home in his old farm-house, 
where they lived together most happily for the long time of 
sixty-five years up to the time of her death, November 2d, 
1844. With hard work, frugality, and love they reared and 
brought up the large family of fifteen children, four sons 
and eleven daughters, who were all born in the old farm- 
house, and all married (the eleven girls in the old home- 
stead) and went out and established homes for themselves 
in the world and helped on the progress of the times. 

Our grandfather was a man of very strong constitution, 
vigorous, energetic, and persistent; and, although he had 
but little schooling in his boyhood, his great natural abil- 



ities ripened and matured with age, and he soon developed 
into one of the leading men of his times. 

He went to the Grand Banks for a few seasons and found 
fishing a hard, laborious, and dangerous work with small 
returns, and with his increasing family calling for better 
support he started in as a small trader with such success 
that in a few years he branched out and commenced ship- 
building, owning, freighting, and selling many vessels and 
establishing himself a merchant in good standing. 

He was always ready to speak and work for any good 
cause or object, and his fellow-townsmen were pleased to 
call on him on all occasions of danger and emergencies, and 
he responded quickly, ably, and faithfully. 

He was elected and served for twenty-seven years in the 
State Legislature, House and Senate, and worked faithfully 
and very ably for the interest and benefit of his town and 
county, as well also for the welfare of the Commonwealth. 

He was twice honored by being chosen a member of the 
electoral college, which decides the choice of President and 
Vice-President of the United States. 

He continued his hard work on the old farm, and lived 
in the old house in which he was born throughout his long 
eventful and happy life, to the ripe old age of eighty-seven 
years on July 8th, 1847, with the esteem, respect, and love 
of the whole community, who followed and laid him in his 
last resting-place, full of honors. He will not pass this way 
again. 

"Life's blessings all enjoyed, life's labors done. 
Serenely to his final rest has gone, 
While the soft memory of his virtues j'et 
Lingers, like twilight hues when the bright sun is set." 



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A GOOD CREED 

"To be able to look every man squarely in the eyes; to 
make friends and hold them; to keep clean of mind and 
body; to smile at ill fortune; to laugh at my mistakes; 
to frown when temptation comes a- visiting; to be ready 
with a word of cheer w^hen that word will help; to strive 
to develop to the utmost the heart, head, and hand qual- 
ities endowed by the Ruler over all; to hold all women in 
respect and to love one; to weave the thread of eternal 
optimism into the lives of all with whom I may come in 
contact; to worship Nature and the Great Spirit that con- 
ceived it all, — in a word, to play the game of life with a 
steady hand and a qualmless conscience and a real desire 
to be of service — that is my religion. And, say, if I can 
hve up to the mark, don't you think I've corralled about 
all the creed that is necessary?" 



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"The end crowns all; 
And that old common arbitrator. Time, 
Will one day end it." 



" Look up, not down — 
At all this little life's mistakes! 
Quick, smooth away that scornful frown — 
There! Now a little smile awakes. 

Look up, not down; 
Good cheer brings back the old renown. 
Aye, when the light of morning breaks 
And saddened earth at last awakes, 
Where think you we shall wear our crown.^ 

Look up, not down! " 



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Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty ; 
For in my youth I never did apply 
Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood ; 
Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo 
The means of weakness and debility : 
Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, 
Frosty, but kindly." 



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Let no day pass without some acknowledgment of your 
indebtedness to her. Study her unspoken wishes; receive 
her opinion with respect, yield your will to hers with perfect 
sweetness. In all that she allows you to do for her, show, 
by your zeal and cheerfulness, that for her sake the employ- 
ment is delightful." 



Warm summer sun, 
Shine kindly here. 
Warm southern wind. 
Blow softly here. 
Green sod above. 
Lie light, lie hght. 
Good night, dear heart. 
Good night, good night. 



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Hon. Seth Spra^ue 

Born July 4, 1760 Died July 8, 1847 

Married March, 1779 

Deborah Sampson 



Born October 8, 1761 



Died November 2, 1844 



15 children 



1st 

2d 

3d 

4tl 

5tl 

6tl 

7tl 

8tl 

9tl 

lOtI 

lltl 

12tl 

13tl 

14tl 

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Captain Phineas 
William . . . . 
Deborah . . . . 
Welthea . . . . 

Ruth 

Hon. Seth . . . 

]Mercy 

Zeruiah . . . . 
Judge Peleg . . 
Caroline . . . . 
Hannah . . . . 

Judith 

Xancy 

Lucy 

Sarah 



Born November 
December 
August 
June 

December 
November 
December 
September 
April 
October 
September 
April 
April 
April 
September 



"2, 

28. 

19. 

^2. 

4, 
21, 
25, 

5, 



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6, 
26, 
25, 
23, 

2, 
20, 



1779 
1780 
1782 
1784 
1785 
1787 
1789 
1791 
1793 
1795 
1797 
1799 
1801 
1803 
1805 



INDEX 
PAGE 



32 

45 

73 

79 

80 

89 

90 

94 

105 

111 

118 

126 

130 



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First 



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' It is an ancient mariner, 
His heart is full of joy. 
He sees a schooner cross the bar 
And hollers, 'Ship Ahoy!" " 



Captain Phineas Sprague 

Born November % 1779 Died July 17, 1853 

Master Mariner and later Merchant in Boston 

Married First 

EUNICE FREEMAN 

Born— unknown Died July 18, 1817 

No children 

Married Second June U, 1820 

HANNAH BROWN 

Born June 7, 1789 Died August 11, 1821 

1 child 
HANNAH BROWN born July 28, 1821 

Married Third September 9, 1823 

BETSEY FULLER, widow of 
SILAS TOBEY, having one son, 

EDWARD SILAS TOBEY 

Born September 25, 1789 Died June 17, 1879 

No children 



' That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man. 
If with his tongue he cannot win a woman." 



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First— 1st '^ 

HANNAH BROWN SPRAGT E 

Bom July 2S, 18^21 Died January 4, 1898 

Married April 5, 1841 

EDWARD SILAS TOBF.Y 

Born April 5, 1813 Died March 29, 1891 

Merchant in Boston and later Post-master of Boston 
for four years 

10 children 

1. ELISABETH SPRAGUE born January 20. 1842 

Not married Died July 11, 1911 

2. CORNELIA SPRAGUE born October 15, 1844 

Died March 14, 1848 

3. ALICE SOPHIA born May 6, 1846 

4. HANNAH BROWN SPRAGUE .... born June 25, 1848 

5. AMELIA born April 7, 1851 

Died July 6, 1861 

6. PHINEAS SPRAGUE born December 19, 1853 

7. EDWARD SILAS, Jk born September 24, 1855 

Not married Died July 23, 1902 

8. SIDNEY BERKELEY born November 1, 1858 

9. ARTHUR WADDINGTON . . . born September 12, 1861 

Not married Died December 16, 1898 

10. MIRIAM AMELIA born July 23, 1863 

Not married Died 

Address, 19 University Road, Brookline, Mass. 







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First— 1st— 3d 




1846 


ALICE SOPHIA TOBEY 


Born INIay 6, 








Married December 14, 1865 






GEORGE W. WARE, Jr. 



Died March 1, 1908 



Born October 3, 1837 Died February 12, 1890 

1 child 

ALICE MILDRED born September l-^. 1866 

Died February 21, 1867 



First— 1st— 4th 

HANNAH BROWX SPRAGUE TOBEY 

Born June 25, 1848 Died 

Married December 31, 1871 

GEORGE HAY STUART. Jr. 

Born February 11, 1849 Died 

3 children 

1. GEORGE HAY, 3d born October 12, 1872 

Bachelor 

2. EDWARD TOBEY born October 19, 1876 

3. ELISABETH SPRAGUE born August 19, 1878 

Not married 

Address, Phihidelphia, Pa. 



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4th— 2d '-^ 

EDWARD TOBEY STUART 

Born October 19, 187(i Died 

Married April 2, 1908 

MARY RIDGELEY 

Born December 19, 1878 Died 

1 child 
EDWARD TOBEY, Jr born Deceml)er ^27, 1908 

Address, Saint Davids, Pa. 

First— 1st— 6th 

PITT XE AS SFRAGT E TOBEY 

Born December 19, 1853 Died April 17, 188G 

Married September 21, 1876 

ANNE BAYLEY 
Born November 15, 1853 Died Eebruary 10, 1886 

3 children 

1. REGINALD SPRAGUE born June 28, 1877 

2. LESLIE born July 26, 1879 

3. ELLIOTT LESTER born November 1, 1880 

GIVE YOUR BEST 

"There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave. Have faith, and hearts all arouiul will show 

There are souls that are pure and true! Their faith in your work and deed; 

Then give to the world the best that you have. Give love, and their love to you will o'erflow, 

And the best will come baek to you. As a strength in your utmost need. 

Eor life's a mirror of king and slave, 

'Tis just what you are and do; 
Then give to the world the best that you have, 

And the best will come back to you." 

M. J. B. 



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^ 6th— 1st 

REGINALD SPRAGUE TOBEY 

Bom June "28, 1877 Died 

Alarried April 19, 1896 

NATHALIE ALEXANDER 

Born November 19, 1875 Died 

1 child 

EDWARD SPRAGUE, Jr born August 1, 1897 

Addressj New Roehelle, N.Y. 



6th— 2d 

LESLIE TOBEY 

Born July 20, 1879 Died 

Married April '•28, 1906 

EDWARD SAWYER 

Born July 21, 1874 Died 

No children 

Address, Stamford, Conn. 

6th— 3d 

ELLIOTT LESTER TO]n:Y 

Born November 1, 1880 Died 

Married October 14, 1907 

(JEORGIE ELIZABETH CHERRINGTON 

Born April 25, 1881 Died 

No children 

Address, 6 Lindal Avenue, North Weymouth, Mass. 



First— 1st— 8th * 

SIDNEY BKRKELF.Y TOBF>Y 

Born November 1, 1858 Died April 30, 1907 

ISIarried November 3, 1879 

MENERVA lU CKLIN KELLY 

Born June ^3, 1858 Died 

1 child 
BERKELEY GREENE born January 10, 1881 



8th— 1st 

BERKELEY GREENE TOBEY 

Born January 10, 1881 Died 

Married September 23, 1905 

LAURA PYNE CLARK 

Born April 23, 1882 Died 

1 child 

JUDITH (;reene bom Apriii, 1907 

Address, The Boy Scouts of America, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York 



• 111 men whom men coiulemii as ill 
I find so iinich of gooiliiess still ! 
Ill men whom men ])ronounee divine 
I find so much of sin and blot 
I hesitate to draw the line 
Between the two, where God has not.' 



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Second 



" A loyal, just, and upright gentleman. 
He was a gentleman on whom I built 
An absolute trust." 

■' Be just and fear not." 

William Sprague 

Born December 28, 1780 Died October 17, 1840 

Was Merchant in Boston 

Married First April, 1806 

PATIENCE ROGERS 

Born 178o Died November 18, 1833 

11 children 

1. NATHANIEL born Deceml^er, 1806 

Died January. 1807 
± SUSAN ROGERS born July 19, 1808 

3. CHARITY born May 7, 1810 

4. AOIIRA LITTLE born March 20, 1812 

5. WILLIAAI, Jr born March 12, 1814 

6. HARRIET BROWN born March 25, 1816 

7. SETH born February 6, 1818 

Died February 2, 1819 

8. ELIZA BROWN born December 6, 1819 

9. SETH born December 6, 1821 

Died at sea 1843 

10. JULIA AUGUSTA born September 1, 1826 

Died x\ugust 30, 1855 

11. FRANCIS born July 4. 1831 

^Married Second Widow 

PRECILLA BARKER PIERCE 
No children ■ 



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Second— 2d tJ 



SUSAN ROGERS SPRAGUE 

Bom July 19, 1808 Died May ^21, 1891 

Married June W, 1831 

CHARLES ( OPELAXD 

Born September 1, 1806 Died :Mareh 9. 1853 

4 children 

1. EMILY born May, 1832 

2. CHARLES born November. 183*^ 

Died August 18. ISSSj-' 

3. CHARLES EREDERICK born July 3. 1835 

4. SUSAN SPRAGUE born June 30. 1837 



2d— 1st 
EMILY COPELAND 



Born May, 1832 


Died 
Married 1857 




GEORGE OTIS SIIATTUCK 


Born 1829 


1 child 


SUSAN . . . 





Died 1898 

born 18G0 
Address, Ponkapoag, Mass. 

2d— 1st— 1st 

SUSAN SHATTUCK 

Born 1860 Died 

Married 1882 

ARTIIITR TRA( Y CABOT. M.D. 

Born 1852 Died 1912 

No children 

Address, Ponkapoag, Mass. 



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lU Second— 2d— 3d 

CHARLES FREDERICK COPELAND 

Born July 3, 1835 Died 

Married September 21, 1859 

SOPHIA ELLEN WALKER 

Born January 15, 1839 Died 

3 children 

1. EMILY born May 29, 1861 

Died May 31, 1861 

2. CHARLES born March 30, 1867 

3 ^MILDRED born September 27, 1876 

Died August 12, 1877 

Address, 1021 Park Place, Wilmington, Del. 



3d— 2d 

CHARLES COPELAND 

Born :March 30, 1867 Died 

Married February 16, 1904 

LOUISA D'ANDELOT DU PONT 

Born January 25, 1868 Died 

1 child 
LAMMOT DU PONT born May 19, 1905 

Address, du Pont Building, Wilmington, Del. 



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2d— 4th 

SUSAN SPRAGI E COPELAND 

Born June 20, 1837 Died 

Married June, 1859 

WALTER S( OTT TRIBOU 

Born 1830 Died 1884 

1 child 
BLANCHE born May 2(5, 1861 

She married October, 1888 

SAMUEL W. LIPPINCOTT 

She died April 29, 1889 

Address, Rome, Italy 



'Love is merely a madness, and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark liouse 
and a whip as madmen do." 



"Life's but a walkinj; sliadow, a ))oor player 
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. 
And then is heard no more." 



"Why should this day he one of joy to me? 

Why should kind words and gifts be mine to have.' 
Life came unsought by me: its mystery 

Grows apace, and, from cradle to the grave. 
I must unlearn what self would teach. To feel, 

To know, to see, to live, to simply be. 
To sit with folded hands, to wound, not heal, 

To meet the daily cross with apathy. 
Are these the highest ends that I can find? 

Owe I not more to her who gave uic l)irth 
Than to the world, or self, or all mankind? 

I'll try to make a heaven on this earth. 
And to this end my soul shall rise and say, 
'This shall be called not mine — but "Mother's Day."" 



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Second — 3d 
CHARITY SPRAGUE 



Bom May 7, 1810 Died April 8, ISSi 

Married August '-27, 1830 

Hox. jA:\rES :\rADrsox goodixg 

Born March 4, 1809 Died September 9, 1897 

Clock-maker and Jeweler in Bristol, R.I. 

7 children 

1. ALMIRA SPRAGLE burn June 21, 1831 

Died October 10, 1831 

2. WILLIAM SPRAGUE born in Bristol, R.I. 

Died in Bristol, R.I. 

3. JANE SPRAGUE liorn January 16, 1834 

4. ALFRED WINSOR born April 1, 1836 

5. WILLIAM JAMES born July 24, 1842 

6. JULIA AUGUSTA born June 10, 1846 

7. JOSIAH FRANCIS born October 11, 1849 



THE RHODORA 

BY R.\LPH WALDO EMERSOX 
On being asked "Whence is the flower? " 

' In May, when sea winds pierced our solitudes, 
I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods. 
Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, 
To please the desert and the sluggish hrook. 
The purple petals, fallen in the pool, ^ 

Made the l)laek water with their lieauty gay: 
Here might the redhird come his plumes to cool 
And court the flower that cheapens his array. 
Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why 
This charm is wasted on the earth and sky. 
Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing. 
Then Beaut,\- is its own excuse for being: 
Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose! 
I never thought to ask. I never knew: 
But. in my simple ignorance, suppose 
The selfsame Power that brought me there brought vou. 



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3d— 3d 

JANE SPRAGI E GOODING 

Bom January Ki, 1834 Died 

Married June 19, 1855 

LEMUEL AI'GTTSTUS BISHOP 

Born May ^29, 18^29 Died November 24, 1892 

9 children 

1. JLLIA SPRAGUE born October 3, 1856 

Not married 

2. ARTHUR STANLEY born April 27, 1858 

3. MARY GOODING born May 23, 1859 

Died September 13, 1859 

4 JENNIE WINSOR born September 1, 1860 

Died Octol)er 19, 1860 

5. FREDERICK RICE born March 17, 1863 

6. GRACE HULFORD I born February 28, 1866 

7. AIABEL GOODING ( 

Twins, not married 

8. CHARITY SPRAGUE born February 13, 1874 

9. HAROLD AUGUSTUS born July 12, 1876 

Died ^Lay 19, 1895 

Address, 18 Lowell Street, Worcester, Mass. 



3d— 2d 

ARTHUR STANLEY lUSIIOP 

Born April 27, 1858 Died 

Jeweler, North Attleboro, Mass. 

Married September 25, 1883 

HATTIE G()OI)^YTN 

Born May 30, 1858 Died 

3 children 

1. JANE ADELAIDE born July 14, 1884 

2. MARJORIE GOODWIN born September 9, 1888 

3. DONALD STANLEY born March 4, 1900 



14 2d-2d 

MARJORIE GOODWIN BISHOP 

Born September 9, 1888 Died 

Married January 25, 1911 

HOWARD ALBERT GARDNER 

1 child 
JANE ELISABETH born April 4, 1912 

3d— 5th 

FREDERICK RICE BISHOP 

Born March 17, 1863 Died 

Jeweler, North Attleboro, Mass. 

Married January 7, 1886 

EMELIA LONG 

Born January 17, 1862 Died 

3 children 

1. MILDRED CATHERINE born October 22, 1886 

2. HAROLD WILLIAM born October 26, 1895 

3. KENNETH LONG born June 17, 1900 

-A 3d— 8th 

\. 

CHARITA^ SPRAGI E BISHOP 

Born February 13, 1874 Died 

Married June 5, 1895 

FREDERICK MORC.AN COWLES 

Born December 29, 1873 Died 

2 children 

1. PHILIP BISHOP born May 26, 1899 

2. FREDERICK MORGAN, Jr born August 19, 1903 

Address, 201 Christian Street, Wallingford, Conn. 



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3d— 4th 

ALFRED WIXSOR GOODING 

Born April 1, 183G Died 

Farmer 

Married December 5, 1854 

MARY ABBY BRADFORD 

Born July 7, 1835 Died March 13, 1891 

School-teacher 

1 child 
JAMES MADISON, '2d born ISlarch '■21, 1857 

Address, Goodiny Avenue, Bristol, R.I. 



4th— 1st 

Hon. JAMES MADISON GOODING, 2d 

Born March 27, 1857 Died May 11, 1908 

Breeder of and Dealer in Horses and Cattle, also Expert 

Agriculturist 

Married October 18, 1885 

LILLIE MAY WALL 

Born March 10, 1808 Died 

Authoress and Poetess 

A direct descendant of Lord Saunders of England and 
the old Wall Family of New York for whom Wall Street 
was named 

2 children 

1. WILLIAM BRADFORD born August 9, 1886 

2. MARGUERITE SPRAGUE born July (i, 1889 

Authoress and Playwright 
Address, Gooding Avenue, Bristol, R.I. 



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Second — 3d — 5th 
^YILLIAi\I JAMES GOODING 



Bom July 24, 1842 Died 

Married 

ABBY TAYI>OIl DEARTH 

Born January 26, 1850 Died 

1 child 
ELIZABETH MARSHALL born September 17. 1871 

Address, Wallingford, Conn. 



5th— 1st 

ELIZABETH MARSHALL GOODING 

Born September 17, 1871 Died 

Married February 24, 1892 

CHARLES FENN WOODING 

Born November 21, 1869 " Died 

3 children 

1. HERBERT MARSHALL born February 5, 1893 

2. RAYIMOND FENN born April 22, 1895 

3. NEWTON WILLIAM born August 14, 1900 

Address, Wallingford, Conn. 



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Second — 3d — 6th 

JULIA AUGUSTA GOODING 

Born June 10, 18I.(J Died 

Married June 19, 1866 ■ 



ja:mes :siaxwrll wiiraton 

Born March 10, 184^2 Died 

2 children 

1. EDITH born July "23, 1869 

^2. ALICE born November 15, 1871 

Address, Hotel Princeton, U277 Connnonwealth Avenue, 

Boston, Mass. 



6th— 1st 

EDITH WHEATON 

Born July ^23, 1869 Died 

Married October 4, 1893 

Dr. nelson read HALL 

Born March 31, 1868 Died 

2 children 

I.JOHN ROBERT WHEATON . . . born December ^20, 1894 
2. ALICE WHEATON born February 9, 1897 

Address, Warren, R.I. 



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6th— 2d 



ALICE WHEATOX 

Bom November 15, 1871 Died 

Married April 7, 1896 

WILLIAM PARKER SARGENT 

Born December 4, 1808 Died 

3 children 

1. EARLE WHEATON born October 22, 1898 

2. WILLIAM PARKER, Jr born September 8, 1904 

3. RICHARD MAXWELL born July 11, 1908 

Address, 189 Bowen Street, Providence, R.I. 



Second— 3d— 7th 

JOSIAH FRANCIS GOODING 

Born October 11, 1849 Died 

Married First November 27, 1873 

MARY FRANCES ABBOTT 

Born July 15, 1854 Died November 5, 1878 

No children 

Married Second October 28, 1885 

LAURA MAY YEATON 

Born May 10, 1858 Died 

2 children 

1. HAROLD STEVENS born July 30, 1886 

2. FRANCIS EARLE born January 8, 1897 

Address, Lawrence, Mass. 



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7th— 1st 

HAROLD STEVENS COOPING 

Born July 30, 1880 Died 

Married April U, 1909 

MILDRED VIOLA WILKINSON 

Born December '2'2, 1888 Died 

1 child 
HAROLD STEVENS, Jr born May 23, 1910 

Address, Lawrence, Mass. 



Remarkable Case of Descent 

The most remarkable case of discovery along these lines has 
been in the descent of Miss Mary W. Gooding, clerk in the registry 
of probate at Plymouth. In her blood there run 35 lines of rela- 
tionship with ]\Iayflower passengers. Her record is: — 

Miss Mary W. Gooding, ninth from John Alden (in six lines) ; 
tenth from John Alden; tenth from Isaac Allerton; ninth from Mary 
AUerton; ninth from William Bradford (in two hues); tenth from 
William Bradford; tenth from William Brewster; ninth from 
Love Brewster (in three lines); eleventh from William Brewster; 
tenth from Love Brewster; tenth from James Chilton; ninth 
from Mary Chilton; ninth from Thomas Rogers (in two lines); 
tenth from Thomas Rogers; eighth from Henry Samson (in two 
lines); eighth from George Soule; ninth from Myles Standish (in 
four lines); tenth from Richard Warren (in six hues); eleventh 
from Richard Warren (in three lines). 



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^vi Second— 4th 

al:mira little sprague 

Bom March 20, 1812 Died 1891 

Married October, 1832 

SA:\n EL GILBERT 

Born 1801 Died 1897 

5 children 

1. SAMUEL SPRAGUE l>orn 1833 

Died 1854 

2. ^MARTHA bom November 18, 1834 

3. ALMIRA ROGERS born 1837 

Not married 

4. LUCRETIA born September 27, 1848 

5. ED^YARD WINSOR born 1851 

Not married Died 



4th— 2d 
:S EARTH A GILBERT 

Born Novemlier 18, 1834 Died November 16, 1898 

:\[arried October 22, 1857 

EI GENE HENRY SA:\IPS0N 



Born December 19, 1832 Died August 19, 1901 

(See SARAH SPRAGUE— Fifteenth-2d) p.l^o 



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4th^th ^ 1 



LrCRKTTA (.ILBERT 

Born September '27, 1848 Died 

Married June 4, 1874 

JOTTX HKXHY BROOKS 

Born June 20, 1848 Died July -^l. 1!>13 

5 children 

I.HENRY GILBERT born January Ki, 187.5 

•2. JOHN EDWARD born Septenil)er 14. 1877 

3. LAWRENCE born Auiiust 4. 1880 

4. ( HARLOTTE LOUISE l)orn May 2, 1883 

5. WINTHROP SPRAGUE born August 0. 1886 

Address, Adams Street, Milton, Mass. 

4th— 1st 

HENRY (i I LIBERT BROOKS 

Born January 16, 1875 Died 

Married Se])l ember 28, 190,5 

RACHEL WORTHINCtTON ROBERTS 

Born December 1. 1878 Died 

Address, Adams Street, ]Milton, Mass. 

4th— 2d 

JOHN EDWARD BROOKS 

Born September 14, 1877 Died 

Married April, 1907 

HELEN ERENCH 

Born January 31, 1880 Died 

2 children 

1. JOHN EDWARD. Jk born :May 30, 1910 

2. CHARLES STRATTON born May 12, 1912 

Address, Adams Street, Milton, Mass. 



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2 2 4th~3d 

LAWRENCE BROOKS 

Bom August 4, 1880 Died 

Married June 11, 1913 

ELIZABETH TOOKE 

Born April 20, 1885 Died 

Address, New Bedford, Mass. 



4th— 4th 

CHARLOTTE LOUISE IJ ROOKS 

Born May 2, 1883 ■ Died 

Married December 21, 1912 

JOHN ALDEN LEE 

Born June, 1875 Died 

1 child 
GILBERT BROOKS born September 10. 1913 

TO MY MOTHER 

" A mother heard our infant cries. 

And folded us with fond embrace. 
And when we woke, our infant eyes 
Were opened on a mothers face. 

Our wishes she (Hd make lier own. 

Her bosom fed and pillowed too. 
Answering each start or fitful moan 

With trembling pulses fond and true. 

Then knowledge was a thing untaught: 

Heaven's charity, a daily dole. 
Stole in inaudibly, and wrought 

Its gentle bonds about the soul." 



' Hers was sweetest of sweet faces, 
Hers the tenderest eyes of all; 
In her hair she had the traces 

Of a heavenly coronal. 
Bringing sunshine to sad places 
Where the sunlight could not fall. 



■' Rest, my baby, rest 
In thy downy nest." 



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Second — 5th 



WILLTA:\r SPRAC.T E. Jr. 

Bom March 12, 1814 Died July '^'l, 1892 

He was of the firm of Sprague, Soule & Co., Commission 
Merchants of Boston 

Married June 4, 1850 

ANN ISABELLA SPRAGUE 
Born October 7, 1829 Died July 19, 1902 

3 children 

1. JULIA ARDELL born October 3, 1851 

Not married 

Address, Hotel Westminster, Boston, Mass. 

2. PHINEAS . born October 14, 1854 

3. JEANNIE COOLIDGE born February 28, 1858 

Not married 



5th— 2d 

PHINEAS SPRAGUE 

Born October 14, 1854 Died 

Publisher — Novelty Advertising, San Francisco, Cal. 

Married April 17, 1885 

:\iARY McCarthy flood 

Born 1855 Died 1891 

1 child 
WILLIA:M SPRAGUE born May 28, 1889 

Address, San Francisco, Cal. 



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^ ^ Second— 6th 

HARRIET BROWX SPHAGUE 

Born March 25, 1816 Died March 15, 1900 

Married September 7, 1835 

EDWARD WINSOR 

Born April 28, 1813 Died February 13, 18G0 

4 children 

1. PARKER born August 16, 1836 

2. GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS born January 15. 1838 

Died January 24', 1865 

3. GEORGIAXA LLOYD born May 14, 1842 

4. EDWARD SPRAGUE born June 22, 1846 

6th— 1st 

PARKER WINSOR 

Born August 16, 1836 Died April 16. 1880 

Married First June 24, 1862 

FANNIE EUGENLV STOWELL 

Born June, 1843 Died February 9, 1864 

No children 

Married Second April 20, 1868 

ANAURELLA UMBROZINE DU CASSE 

Born April 20, 1848 Died 

2 children 

1. WILLIAM CARPENTER born March 29, 1869 

Not married 

2. ESTELLE LLOYD born May 15, 1872 

Not married 

Address, 26 Francis Street, Brookline. Mass. 



6th-3d 2 3 



GEORGIAXA LLOYD WINSOR 

Bora May 14, 1842 Died 

Married June 25, 1872 

CHARLES FREDERICK BRADFORD TII():\rAS 

Bom May 4, 1835 Died December 5, 1910 

No children 

Address, Aberdeen, Brookline, Mass. 



6th— 4th 

EDWARD SPRAGIE WINSOR 

Bom June 22, 1846 Died 

Civil Engineer and Surveyor 

Went to Refugio, Texas, in 18(J7, where he became a 
very prominent and pubhc-spirited citizen, fiUing many 
pubHc and responsible offices 

Married June 22, 1869 

ANNIE REBECCA UPTON 

Born November 7, 1850 Died 

4 children 

1. HARRII:T ELIZABETH born July 3, 1870 

2. HELEN AUGUSTA born July 28, 1871 

3. EDWARD UPTON born January 2, 1874 

4. RUFUS HORACE born September 2, 1876 

Address, Refugio, Tex. 



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6th— 4th— 1st 
HARRIET ELIZABETH WIXSOR 



Born July 3. 1870 Died 

Married First December 26, 1893 

A:\IELE ANDREW STRAUCH 

Born June 11, 1863 Died November 15, 1894 

1 child 
AMELIA GEORGANNA born December 4, 1894 

Married Second July 12, 1905 

JOHN LEDGER EMPSON 

Born March 15, 1852 Died 

No children 

6th— 4th— 2d 

HELEN AUGUSTA WINSOR 

Born July 28, 1871 Died 

Married July 25, 1898 

LOUIS HENRY JOHNSON 

Born March 29, 1868 Died 

2 children 

1. SARAH LAURA born September 19, 1899 

2. EDWARD WINSOR born November 19, 1901 

6th— 4th— 3d 

EDWARD UPTON WINSOR 

Born January 2, 1874 Died 

Married June 8, 1904 

:\[ARY ALICE O'DONNELL 

Born December 8, 1880 Died ' 

No children 



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6th^th— 4th 

RIFT S IIOKArK AYIXSOR 

Born September 2, 1876 Died 

Married April 13, 1904. 

HARRIET ELIZABETH KELLP^Y 

Born September 6, 188(j Died 

2 children 

1. MERLE HORACE born August 13, 1905 

2. WINNIE MAY born November 24, 1908 



'Sweet is the memory of distant friends. 
Like the mellow rays of the departing sun. 
It falls tenderly yet sadly on the heart." 



LOVE 

'Love is a dream that knows no waking, 
Love is a bond that knows no breaking; 
Memories pass in a mist of tears. 
Love grows stronger through the years. 

Life is a rugged pathway lifting. 
Life is an isle that is ever drifting; 
Visions call, and we vainly follow. 
Love is the goal over hill and hollow. 

Death is a dream tliat knows no waking. 
Death is a bond that knows no breaking; 
Headlines rise from the fading foam. 
Love is the light that leads us home." 



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^ *^ Second— 8th 

ELIZA BROWX SPRAGFE 
Bora Deceml>er 6, 1819 Died December iS, 1900 

Married October 7, 1845 

HEXRY TOLMAX 
Born January 15, 18'21 Died Xoveniber -20, 1888 

JMusic Pul>lisher, with store on Washington Street, 
Boston, Mass. 

5 children 

1. TIFTFX VAIFTU born June 30. 1S47 

Died October •2-2. 1S48 
^. HKMvli, 1 lA r-i'lvAul E born December 9. 1849 

S nFXRV, T- born May 5. 185^ 

4. MP1\ liATiiA^^ \^" born August 16. 1854 

\ . it married 

.5. C.l.UlU.E .^rivAul E born .^cplcmber 1. l.sJS 



Sth 2d 

HEXRIETi'A --rirvCT'E TOL^LVX 
Born DccrniluM- 9. \>i9 Piod 

Married October -21. 18(59 



tons PHiiirrF shtlkr shutz 



Born in Bnissia. January "21, 1845 

No child ri'ti 



l^ic^l 



8th-3d 
HENRY TOLAFAN. Ju. 



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Born May 5, 185^2 Died 

Married Deeeiiiher (!, 1K77 

FLOREXCE SEARS 

Born December '20, 18.)(i Died 

2 children 

1. HENRY, 3i) . horn (X-Loher 1;5. 1879 

i>. RICHARD SEARS l)()rn September ;5(), 1881 

Address, New Ion, Mass. 

3d 1st 

Dh. henry TOLMAN. ,Sn 
Born October .5, 187!) Died 

Married November 'l, 1902 

JESSTE STUART ( ARTER 

Born :\Iay 10. ISSO Died 

2 children 

1. LESUE SEARS born Anjiiist 27, 1903 

2. JESSIE CARTER born March 8, 1913 

Address, 74 Linden Slreet, Allslon, Mass. 

3d— 2d 

RICHARD SEARS TOLMAN 

Born September 30, 1881 Died 

.A lurried October 16, 1907 

INLVRY ALMA ( OE 

Born December 24, 1884 Died July b3, 1912 

1 child 
HENRY, 4tii born Jidy 10, 1912 

Address, Cliff Street, Ansonia, Conn. 



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*^" 8th— 5th 

(.EOIU.E SPUAGUE TOLMAN 

Born September 1, 1858 Died 

Married October 20, 1885 

ALICE MAY KEEGAN 

Born October 10, 1866 Died 

2 children 

1. GEORGE SPRAGUE, Jr born July 28, 1886 

2. ALICE MAY born December 28, 1887 

Address, Wintlirop, Mass. 



5th— 1st 

GEORGE SPRAGITE TOLMAN. Jr. 
Born July 28, 1886 Died 

Married March 25, 1914 

EDITH HELENA FERGUSON 

Born April 12, 1886 Died 

No children 
Address, Winthrop, INIass. 



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Second— 11th 

FRANCIS SPRAGUE 

Bom July 4, 1831 Died :May 10, 1897 

Married October 12, 1854 

ELIZABETH GT XXISOX RARTLETT 

Bom December 21, 1830 Died October 13, 1897 

3 children 

I.LIZZIE AUGUSTA born August 3, 1856 

Not married 

2. ANNIE ISABELLA bom July 30, 1858 

3. FANNIE EUGENIA bom December 11, 1863 



11th— 2d 

ANNIE ISABELLA SPRAGUE 

Bom July 30, 1858 Died 

Married ISlarch 19, 1903 

WILLIAM HORACE BURR 

Born November 15, 1858 Died January 9, 1908 

No children 



11th— 3d 

FANNIE EUGENIA SPRAGUE 

Born December 11, 1863 Died 

Married April 15, 1885 

ZADOC LORING 

Born November 6, 1859 Died July 31, 1896 

No children 



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Third 



' Oh. sail we to the south or north, 
Oh, sail we to the east or west. 
The port from which we first put forth 
Is our heart's home, is our lifes best.' 



Deborah Sprague 

Born August 19, 1782 Died October 28, 1813 

Married August 20, 1800 

Capt. AHIRA WADSWORTH 
Born April 4, 1777 Died 1869 

He was a noted shipmaster, sailing the seven seas, and 
retired in 1807 and engaged in shipping and fishing 
business in Duxbury 

5 children 

1. SELINA born May 25, 1801 

2. CATHARINE born September 22, 1802 

3. MARINDA born January 20, 1806 

4. ALEXANDER born August 22, 1808 

5. DEBORAH born September 22, 1813 

Not married Died January 4, 1908 



" We will not from the helm to sit and weep, 
But keep our course, though the rough wind say no, 
From shelves and rocks that threaten us with wreck." 



'Oh! tell me not the woods are fair. The wild waves" thunder on the shore. 

Now Spring is on her way; The curlew's restless cries, 

Well, well I know how brightlj- there Unto my watching heart are more 

In joy the young leaves play; Than all earth's melodies. 

How sweet on winds of morn or eve, Come back! my ocean rover, come! 

The violet's breath may be; There's but one place for me. 

Yet ask me, woo me not to leave Till I can greet thy, swift sail home, 

jNIy lone rock by the sea. My lone rock by the sea." 



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Third— 1st 

SELINA AVADSWORTH 

Bom May ^25, 1801 Died July 25, 1860 

Married October 8, 1820 

EZRA WESTON SAMPSON 

Born Deceml)er 1, 1797 Died January 15, 1867 

10 children 

1. AUGUSTUS WADSWORTH born August 5, 1821 

Not married Died April 22, 1904 

2. FREDERICK ALEXANDER .... born March 22, 1823 

3. CHARLES EDAYARD born February 14, 1825 

Died January 1, 1845 

4. ELIZABETH CHURCH born February 1, 1827 

5. ELLEN CONSTANCE born July 4, 1829 

6. ALBERT DE WIGHT born August 28, 1831 

7. MARY OTIS born January 18, 1834 

8. SYLVANUS born July 13, 1837 

9. EMILY FRANCES born September 12, 1840 

10. SELINA WADSWORTH born June 9, 1842 



1st— 2d 

I 

FREDERICK ALEXANDER SA:MPS0N 

Born March 22, 1823 Died June 5, 1894 

Married April 7, 1869 

ANNIE TURNER 

Born March 16, 1834 Died April 25, 1909 

No children 



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ELIZABETH CHURCH SAMPSON 

Born February 1, 18^27 Died January 28, 1909 

Married August 5, 1861 

WALTER COBIRN 

Born November 14., 18*24 Died September 26, 1885 

1 child 

WALDO CLEAVELAND born February 4, 1871 

Died September 9, 1872 

1st— 5th 

ELLEN CONSTANCE SAIMPSON 

Born July 4, 1829 Died ^ 

Married September 4, 1851 \'b 

_^- 
OSCAR HALLETT SAMPSON 

(See SARAH SPRAGUE— Fifteenth-lst) 

Address, 193 Marlboro Street, Boston, Mass. 



1st— 6th 

ALBERT DE WIGHT SAMPSON 

Born August 28, 1831 Died 

Married October 28, 1860 q> 

FLORA EVELYN DREW -^V 

Born January 13, 1840 Died 

3 children 

1. SELINA WADSWORTH born July 20, 1862 

Died March 20, 1864 

2. ELLEN LEONICE born May 20, 1865 

3. FLORENCE WADSWORTH born May 12, 1867 

Not married 

Address, 13 Slant Street, Newton, Mass. 



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6th— 2d 

ELLEN LEONICE SAMPSON 

Bom May 20, 1865 Died 

Married Octol)er 15, 1895 

PARKER BARNES FIELD 

Born February 16, 1863 Died 

2 children 

I.PARKER BARNES, Jii born December 13, 1896 

2. BRADFORD SAMPSON born March 24, 1898 

Address, Milton, Mass. 



1st— 7th 

MARY OTIS SAMPSON 

Born January 18, 1834 Died 

Married May 12, 1857 

HENRY CORMERAIS 

Born April 25, 1820 Died September 3, 1876 

4 children 

1. HENRY PERCY born April 18, 1859 

2. FREDERIC AUGUSTUS born April 26, 1862 

Died April S, 1889 

3. MARY ELIZABETH l^orn December 6, 1864 

Not married 

4. EDAVARD VERNON born September 20, 1868 

Not married 

Address, Linden Place, Dedham, Mass. 



7th— 1st 

HENRY PERCY CORMERAIS 

Born April 18, 1859 Died 

Married June 11, 1890 

MARY FRANCES SOUTHGATE 

Born Auo-ust 22, 1864 Died 



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No children 



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36 1st— 8th 

SYLVANUS SAMPSON 

Bom July 13, 1837 Died January 6, 1901 

Married September "i, 1862 

:\rAKY HARVEY 

Born September 13, 1834 Died May 19, 1898 

2 children 

I.EDWARD HARVEY born July 1, 1863 

2. CLARA HALE born April 28, 1870 

Not married 
Address, 8 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass. 

8th— 1st 

EDWARD HARVEY SAMPSON 

Born July 1, 1863 Died 

Married February 18. 1892 

EM:vrA LOUISE WEIN 

Born November 26, 1866 Died 

No children 

Address, 4 Harrison Hall, Trinity Court, Boston, Mass. 

1st— 9th 

EMILY FRANCES SAMPSON 

Born September 12, 1840 Died 

Married June 1, 1864 

Rev. BENJA:\IIN HOLLOWAY BAILEY 

Born July 5, 1829 Died 

5 children 

1. SELINA WADSWORTH born November 24, 1865 



2. HENRY HOLLOWAY born October 2 

3. AUGUSTUS ALLEN born December 3 

Died December 2 

4. BENJAMIN PERCIVAL born December 25 

Died May 22 

5. LUCY SAWYER born IVIay 1 

Died May 31 
Address, 28 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 



1867 
1869 
1875 
1874 
1902 
1878 
1880 



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9th— 1st 

SELIXA WADSWORTH BAILEY 

Born November 24, 186,5 Died 

Married May 15, 1890 

A. JAR R ATT LEWIS 

Born January 7, 1861 Died 

1 child 
MALCOLM born March 24, 1891 

Address, 2 Greenoui>li Place, Jamaica Plain, INIass. 



9th 2d 

HENRY HOLLOWAY BAILEY 

Born October 2, 1867 Died 

Married April 15, 1896 ., ^ 

FRANCES HARLOW WADSWORTH ^ V 

Born February 14, 1869 Died 

1 child 

HENRY FRANCIS born November 5, 1896 

Died December 3, 1896 

Address, 829 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 



1st— 10th 

SELINA WADSWORTH SAMPSON 

Born June 9, 1842 Died 

Married October 14, 1863 k 

CHARLES CARROLL LORING -f ' 
Born January 2, 1840 Died 

(See NANCY SPRAGUE— Thirteentli-9th) 



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Third— 2d 
CATHARINE WADSWORTH 



Born September 22, 1802 Died June 4, 1900 

Married First 1819 

CLARK DREW 

Who died at sea on passage from Malaga to Boston 

in 1820 

Married Second September 5, 1838 

FRANC IS GRAY FORD 

Born 1800 Died 1842 

1 child 

SIDNEY GRAY born June 14, 1839 

Died September 15, 1842 



Third— 3d 

MARINDA WADSWORTH 

Born January 20, 180G Died May 13, 1894 

She was named Marinda after the last ship that her 
father commanded, which was new when she was born 

Married January 27, 1828 

Capt. JOSHUA DREW 
Born September 16, 1798 Died January 25, 1863 

3 children 

1. EMMA MARINDA born October 31, 1835 

2. FLORA EVELYN born January 3, 1840 

3. JOSHUA EVERETT born June 7, 1844 



3d— 1st o9 

EMMA MARINDA DREW 

Bora October 31, 1835 Died November 7, 1913 

Married August (t, 1856 

LYMAN Dl^EW 

Born 18'-26 Died October 10, 1887 

1 child 
MARY LYMAN Died unknown 



3d— 2d 
FLORA EVELYN DREW 



Bom January 3, 1840 Died 

Married October 28, 1860 

ALBERT DE WIGHT SAMPSON ^ fij2L jb • ^ ^ 

Born August 28, 1831 Died 

(For children, see DEBORAH SPRAGUE— Tliird-lst-Oth) 



3d— 3d 

JOSHUA EVERETT DREW 

Born June 7, 1844 Died January 6, 1913 

Married 1870 

RUTH AMELL\ BULLARD 

Born January 20, 1846 Died October 16, 1898 

7 children 

1. MARIA EMMA, M.D born December 25, 1870 

Address, 39 Newbury Avenue, Atlantic, !Mass. 

2. ELEAZER FRANCIS . \ born June 25, 1874 

3. MARTIN EVERETT born December 4, 1875 

Died Februarv 19. 1882 

4. ARTHUR EARL born :\Iarcii 25, 1879 

5. FLORA EVERETT born February 9, 1883 

6. JOSHUA EDWIN born December 16, 1885 

Died February 8, 1888 

7. WADSWORTH EDWIN born April 5, 1889 

Died August 4, 1890 



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ELEAZER FRANCIS DREW 

Born June 25, 1874 Died 

Married December 16, 189G 

IDA MAI DE FOWLER 

Born May 3, 1876 Died 

6 children 

1. LESTER BULLARD born August 5, 1898 

2. RALPH IRVIN born September 28, 1900 

3. RUTH MARGARET born Julv 21, 1902 

4. HAROLD CRAWFORD born November 11. 1904 

5. IDA BERTRIC born August 26. 1908 

6. DOROTHY born July 30. 1913 

Address, 40 Davis Street, Wollaston, Mass. 



3d— 3d^th 

ARTHI R EARL DREW 

Born March 25, 1879 Died 

Married June 5, 1909 

DEBORAH LILLIAN MACKINZIE 

Born March 22, 1885 Died 

3 children 

1. CLARA PEARL born March 29. 1910 

2. HUMBERT EARL born March 13, 1912 

3. EDNA IRENE born October 5, 1914 

Address, Hammond Circle, Wollaston, Mass. 

3d-3d-5th 
FLORA EVERETT DREW 



Born February 9, 1883 Died 

Married June 27, 1906 

FRED IRVING RAYNER 

Born Januarv 9. 1883 Died 

1 child 

RUSSELL IRVING born March 9, 1909 

Address, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 



Third— 4th 
Capt. alp:xaxder WADSWORTII 



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Born August 'i'-Z, 1808 Died December 3, 1900 

Married First February 25, 1835 

BEULAH HOLMES 

Born 18U Died 1853 

5 children 

1. Name unknown born 1837 

Died 1837 

2. ALEXANDER; ^^ . u io.i 

4. FRANK GRAY FORD born December 30, 1844 

5. ALEXANDER SEABORN born February 21, 1853 

Married Second December 4, 1858 

SELINA MARIA HILTON 

Born March 31, 1827 Died October 1, 1904 

No children 



THE SEA'S SPELL 

" Beneath thy spell, O radiant summer sea — 
Lulled by thy voice, rocked on thy shining breast. 
Fanned by thy soft breath, l)y thy touch caressed — - 
Let all thy treacheries forgotten he. 
Let me still dream the ships 1 gave to thee 
All golden-freighted in fair harbors rest; 
Let me believe each sparkling wave's white crest 
Bears from thy depths my lo\'ed and lost to me. 
Let me not heed thy wrecks, nor coiuit tliy slain. 
As o'er-fond lovers for love's sake forget 
Their dearest wrongs so I, with eyes still wet 
With thy salt tears, with heart still wrung with pain, 
Back to thy fierce, sweet beauty turn again. 
And, though thou wreck me, will I love thee yet." 



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Capt. frank gray ford WADSWORTH 

Born December 30, 1844 Died 

Married December 30, 1863 

LYDIA FRANCES HARLOW 

Born Jnly 10, 1844 Died February 25, 1911 

6 children 

1. BEULAH HOLMES born April 4, 1865 

2. FRANK OSBON born 1866 

Died 1866 

3. LOUISE GRAY born March 30, 1867 

Not married 

4. Girl not named born 1868 

Died 1868 

5. FRANCES HARLOW born February 14, 1869 

6. FRANK OSBON, 2d born 1873 

T^ , ^T Died 1873 

Address, Duxbury, Mass. 

4th— 1st 

BEULAH HOLMES WADSWORTH 

Born April 4, 1865 Died 

Married December 5, 1888 

HENRY T. BURRILL 

Born May 14, 1860 Died 

6 children 

1. FRANCES KNIGHT born October 27, 1889 

Died July 25, 1890 

2. HAROLD STEVENS born February 22, 1891 

3. EUSEBRA born February 1, 1892 

4. ELIZABETH born May 16, 1894 

5. BEULAH HOLMES born June 11, 1898 

Died November 7, 1898 

6. FRANK W' ADSWORTH born February 25, 1904 

Address, Bridgewater, Mass. 



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4th— 5th 

FRANCES HARLOW WADSWQRTH 

Bom February 14., 1869 Died 

Married April 15, 1896 

HENRY IIOLLOWAY BAILEY 

Born October 'Z, 1867 Died 

1 child 

(See SELINA WADSWORTH— lst-9th-2d) 

4th— 5th 

ALEXANDER SEABORN >YADS\YORTH 

Born February 21, 1853 Died 

On board ship "Seth Sprague" in the Bay of Bengal 

. Married March 13, 1878 

ELIZABETH FRANCES BALLARD 

Born 1855 Died 

6 children 

1. ELIZABETH BALLARD born December 15, 1878 

2. ALEXANDER born January 31, 1883 

3. CATHERINE born April 5, 1885 

4. HELEN born March 28, 1887 

5. CHRISTOPHA born July 21, 1891 

6. LUCIA born June 28, 1893 

5th— 1st 
ELIZABETH BALLARD WADSWORTH 

Born December 15, 1878 Died 

Married September 5, 1901 

JOHN FARNSWORTH LOW 

Born March 8, 1862 Died 

2 children 

1. JOHN GARDNER born August 3, 1902 

2. RALPH WADSWORTH born April 27, 1909 

Address, 123 Park Street, Newton, Mass. 



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5th— 4th 
HELEN WADSWORTH 



Born March ^28, 1887 Died 

Married August 2, 1912 

ARTin'R WILLTAIVT HARKINSON 

Bom September 14, 1888 Died 

No children 

Address, 114 Fuller Street, Dorchester, Mass. 



'Oil. a life oil the ocean wave, 

A home on the rollinji' deep. 
Where the scattered waters rave. 

And the winds their revels keep; 
Like an ea,t;lc caged, I ])ine 

On this dull, unchanging shore: 
Oh, give me the flashing brine. 

The s])ray and the tempest's roar! 

Once more on the deck I stand 

Of my own swift-gliding craft : 
Set sail! farewell to the land! 

The gale follows fair abaft. 
We shoot througli the sparkling foam 

Lilie an ocean bird set free; 
Like the ocean bird, our home 

We'll find far out on the sea. 

The land is no longer in view. 

The clouds have begun to frown; 
But with a stout vessel and crew. 

We'll say, Let the storm come down! 
And the song of our hearts shall be. 

While the wind and the waters rave, 
A home on the rolling sea! 

A life on the ocean wave! " 



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■'I count myself in nothing else so happy. 
As in a soul rcnifmlu'rins my good friends: 
And as my fortune ripens with thy love, 
It shall be still thy true love's recompense." 

Welthea Sprague 

Born June 2, 1784 Died May 15, 1855 

Married March '^'2, 1802 

TII():vrAS WINSOR 

Born July 22. 1780 Died 1832 

Was of the firm of Phineas Sprague & Co., Merchants 
and Ship-owners of Boston, Mass. 

11 children 

1. HENRY born December 31, 1803 

2. JANE born July 31, 1805 

3. SETH born September 31, 1807 

4. THOMAS, Jit born August 22, 1809 

5. ALFRED born April 9, 1811 

6. EDWIN born November 5, 1812 

Died in one year 

7. HAIHHET born May 25, 1816 

8. ELIZABETH HALE born April 14. 1818 

9. JUDITH SPRAGUE born August 1. 1820 

10. RUFUS born September 27, 1822 

Died December 12, 1842 

11. FREDERICK born October 2, 1829 

" Remember me when I am gone away, 
Gone far away into the silent land 
When you can no more hold me by the hand, 
Nor I half turning go, yet turning stay. 
Remember me when no more, day by day, 
You tell me of your future that you planned; 
Only remember me: you imderstand 
It will be too late to counsel then or pray. 
Yet if you should forget me for a while 
And afterwards remember, do not grieve, 
For, if darkness and corrujjtion leave 
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had. 
Better by far you should forget and smile 
Than that you should remember and be sad." 



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Fourth— 1st 

HENRY WINSOR 

Bom December 31, 1803 . Died October 28, 1889 

Was a well-known Merchant of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Married May 29, 1832 

MARY ANN DAVIS 
Born December 3, 1808 Died September 27, 1881 

4 children 

1. LOITISE born February 8, 1835 

2. WILLIAM DAVIS born May 15, 1837 

3. HENRY, Jr born April 30, 1839 

4. JAMES DAVIS born May 4, 1843 



1st— 1st 

LOUISE WINSOR 

Born February 8, 1835 Died August 31, 1892 

Married November 29, 1854 

FRANCIS BROOKS 

Born November 14, 1824 Died October 27, 1891 

6 children 

1. FANNY born August 21, 1855 

Not married 

Address, Readville, Mass. 

2. EDWARD born October 19, 1856 

3. HENRY born October 22, 1857 

4. FREDERICK born November 20, 1858 

5. ELIZABETH born June 29, 1860 

6. LOUISE WINSOR born September 9, 1874 

Not married 

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1st— 1st— 2d 
EDWARD BROOKS 



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Born October 19, 1856 Died December 3, 1913 

Married October 21, 1887 

MARY CROWNINSIITELD HAMMOND 

Born October 5, 1864 Died January 1, 1904 

2 children 

1. EDWARD, Jr bora May 20, 1888 

2. ELIZABETH HAMMOND .... born September 24, 1889 

Address, Dedham, Mass. 



2d— 1st 
EDWARD BROOKS, Jr. 



Born May 20, 1888 Died 

Married September 26, 1914 

CONSTANCE CODMAN 

Born Died 

Address, Savannah, Ga. 



1st— 1st— 3d 

HENRY BROOKS 

Bom October 22, 1857 Died March 16, 1912 

Married November 27, 1895 

FLORENCE HOWARD 

Born February 29, 1872 Died 

2 children 

1. THOMAS PERKINS born November 15, 1896 

2. HENRY HOWARD born February 8, 1898 

Address, Concord, Mass. 



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1st— 1st— 4th 



FREDERK K BROOKS 

Born November 20, 1858 Died 

Married June 3, 1890 

GRACE OAKES 

Born October 7, 1868 Died 

2 children 

1. GRACE born May 2(5, 1891 

'I. FRANCIS born October 15, 1892 

Address, 130 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

1st— 1st— 5th 

ELIZABETH IMUKIKS 

Born June 29, 1860 Died 

Married June 1, 1887 

ED:\n'XD :\rARCH wheelwrk^iit 

Born September 14, 1854 Died August 14, 1912 

3 children 

1. LOUISE born 1889 

2. EDMUND MARCH. Jr born 1891 

3. JOHN BROOKS born 1897 

Address, Dedliam, Mass. 

1st— 2d 

WILLIAM DAMS WIXSOIl 

Born May 15, 1837 Died 

Married June 10, 1862 

ELIZABETH CANAC CHAPAIAN 

Born April 19, 1844 Died 

2 children 

1. EMILY CHAPMAN l)orn April 9, 1863 

2. LOUISE BROOKS l)orn August 12, 1869 

Address, Ardmore, Pa. 

Office, 261 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, Pa., Henry 
Winsor & Co., Merchants 



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2d— 1st 4" 



EMILY CHAPIVIAN WINSOK 

Bom April 9, 18()3 Died 

Married June 3, 1885 

WILLTA:\r 1U( K^rVN PTIILLER 

Born February 17, 1858 Died 

2 children 

I.EMILY WINSOR born August 25, 1886 

2. WILLIAM WINSOR born August 23, 1888 

Address, Haverford, Pa. 



2d— 2d 

LOUISE l^ROOKS WINSOR 

Born August 12, 18(i9 Died 

Married May 3, 1890 

I10HA( E HOWARD EIRNESS. Jk. 

Born January 24, 18G5 Died 

No children 

i\.ddress, 2034 De Lancy Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 



1st— 3d 
HENRY WINSOR. Jr. 



Born April 30, 1839 Died August 27, 1894 

Married December 9, 1805 

LILLIE JAC KSON 
Born Died 1912 

No children 



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JAMES DAVIS WINSQR 

Born May 4, 1843 Died 

Of the firm of Henry Winsor & Co., Merchants in 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Married May 30, 1872 

REBECCA CHAPMAN 

Born December 20, 1848 Died 

5 children 

1. MARY born March 28, 1873 

2. Dr. henry born March 29, 1875 

3. JAMES DAVIS, Jr born September 6, 1876 

4. REBECCA born June 12, 1879 

5. ELLEN born November 30, 1882 

Address, Haverford, Pa. 

4th— 3d 

JAMES DAVIS WINSOR. Jr. 

Born September 6, 1876 Died 

Married June 16, 1904 

MARION HARDING CURTIN 

Born May 20, 1878 Died 

3 children 

1. CURTIN born December 15, 1905 

2. JAMES DAVIS, 3d born June 30, 1908 

3. MARION born November 26, 1912 

Address, 2017 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

4th— 4th 

REBECCA WINSOR 

Born June 12, 1879 Died 

Married November 25, 1912 

EDMUND CADWALADER EVANS 

Born Eebruary 26, 1879 Died 

No children 

Address, Ardmore, Pa. 



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Fourth— 2d 

JANE AYINSOR 

Born July 31, 1805 Died June 4, 1888 

Married October 14, 18'-i7 

Capt. (.ERSHOM WINSOR 
Born November 23, 1801 Died at sea February 12, 1841 

5 children 

1. HORACE EDWIN born May 18, 1829 

Served in U.S. Navy during the Reliellion as engineer 

2. FLORENCE GREGORY born August 15, 1832 

3. ADA born August 17, 1834 

4. PAULINE born March 12, 1836 

5. GERSHOM CRAYTON born February 19, 1840 



2d— 2d 

FLORENCE GREGORY WINSOR 

Born August 15, 1832 Died September 19, 1859 

Married January 26, 1853 

STEPHEN NYE GIFFORD 

Born July 21, 1815 Died April 18, 1886 

1 child 
STEPHEN WENTWORTH born September 19, 1859 



"And the stately ships go on 
To their haven under the hill; 
But for the touch of a vanish'd hand, 
And the sound of a voice that is still!" 



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STEPHEN ^YEXT^V()RTH GIFFORD 

Bora September 19, 1859 Died 

Married April 11, 1883 

ELLA LOUISE CHANDLER 

Born Marcli 31, 1859 Died 

4 children 

1. STEPHEN WENTWORTH, Ju. . . . born February 7, 1884 
•i. FLORENCE WINSOR born June 19, 1887 

3. CHANDLER born August 9. 1888 

4. ROBERT GREGORY born December 10, 1893 

Address, Cedar Street, Duxbury, Mass. 

2d— 3d • 

ADA WINSOR 

Born August 17, 1834 Died 

Married July 1, 1861 

STEPHEN NYE GIFFORD 

Born July 21, 1815 Died April 18, 1886 

3 children 

1. MARY NYE born July 21, 1866 

Not married 

2. PAUL WINSOR born December 5, 1868 

Not married 

3. CARLETON SPRAGUE bom June 29, 1876 

Address, Duxbury, Mass. 

3d— 3d 

CARLETON SPRAGUE GIFFORD 

Born June 29, 1876 Died • 

Married May 18, 1909 

ray:mah doavse 

Born October 1, 1876 Died 

1 child 

ROSAMOND born March 24, 1910 

Address, 18| Autumn Street, Fenway Station, Boston, Mass. 



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GEHSHOM CRAYTON WINSOR 

Born February 19, 1840 Died 

Served as Adjutant of the Cadet Regiment, the 45th 
Massachusetts, in the Civil War 

Married June 10, 1867 

MARY LOl ISA MAY 

Born June 10, 1844 Died \ 

2 children 

1. MARY MAY Ijorn August 30, 18(59 

2. FLORENCE MAY l)orn November 11, 1873 

Address, Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, Mass. 

5th— 1st 

MARY INIAY WINSOR 

Born August 30, 1809 Died 

Married August 11, 1906 

EDMUND THOMAS SANDARS 

Born Died 

(An Englishman.) They live in London 

No children 

Address, Queen Anne's Mansions, Westminster, London, England 

5th— 2d 

FLORENCE MAY WINSOR 

Born November 11, 1873 Died 

Married June 15, 1898 

JOHN MAITLAND BREWER CHURCHILL 

Born January 18, 1858 Died July 29, 1900 

1 child 

JOHN MAITLAND BREWER, Jr born June 20, 1899 

Address, 803 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 



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Fourth— 3d 
SETH WINSOR 



Born September 31, 1807 Died November %'i, 1886 

First married 

RHODA GIFFORD 
Born March 20, 1824 Died January 20, 1863 

Second married 

WIDOW nODGDON 

Born March 15, 1816 Died August 23, 1881 

No children 



THE WAYS 



BY JOHN OXENHAM 



' To every man there openeth 
A way, and ways, and a way. 
And the high soul climbs the high way, 
And the low soul gropes the low; 
And in between, on the misty flats. 
The rest drift to and fro. 
But to every man there openeth 
A high way and a low. 
And every man decideth 
The way his soul shall go." 



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Capt. THOMAS WINSOR, Jr. 

Bom August 22, 1809 Died January ^(i, 1887 

General Manager and Founder of the Boston Tovvboat 

Company 

Married December 23, 1834 

SUSAN WINSOR 
Born July 10, 1809 Died December 2G, 1906 

4 children 
I.THOMAS HIVING born September 11, 1841 

2. ARTHUR AUSTIN born May 24, 1844 

3. SIDNEY ALBERT born 1849 

Died 1804 

4. ANNA CORNELIA born March 1, 1852 



4th— 1st 

THOMAS IRVING WINSOR 

Born September 11, 1841 Died December 27, 1913 

General Manager of the Boston Towboat Company 

Married First 

AMELIA HIBBARD 

Born Died 

1 child 

NELLIE MAY born May 13, 1864 

Died March 2, 1909 
Married Second 

ELIZA S. GERRY 
Born 1853 Died 

4 children 

1. ELSIE IRENE born 1873 

2. GRACE EVELYN born 1875 

3. THOMAS IRVING, Jr born 1880 

All single 

4. GERTRUDE ALICE born 1883 

Died 1888 

Address, Corner Maple and Cheney Streets, Roxbury, Mass. 



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ARTHUR AUSTIN WINSOR 

Born May "24, 1844 Died 

Married First October 30, 1867 

RACHEL MARIA HAMMOND 

Born Jnlv 7. 1847 Died Feliruarv 21, 1870 

1 child 

MARIE HAMMOND born February 21, 1870 

Died in seven months 
Address, Westboro, Mass. 

Married Second November 15, 1893 

SARAH ELIZABETH TUTTLE 

Born April 16, 1860 Died 

6 children 

1. AMY ADELINE born October 28, 1894 

Address, Neponset, Mass. 

2. RALPH born May 26, 1896 

Died May 26, 1896 

3. EARL AUSTIN born March 18, 1897 

4. DORA ELIZABETH born December 8, 1898 

5. SUSAN RACHEL born September 18, 1901 

6. ALICE LOUISE born May 29, 1904 

Address, Westboro, Mass. 

4th— 4th 

ANNA CORNELIA WINSOR 

Born March 1, 1852 Died February 14, 1907 

Married May 17, 1870 

GEORGE AUGUSTINE EASTMAN 

Born January 4, 1845 Died 

3 children 
I.MARIE WINSOR born November 25, 1871 

2. FREDERICK HAROLD born August 3, 1873 

Died August 8, 1874 

3. GEORGE HERBERT born October 6, 1877 

Address, 60 Ocean Street, Dorchester, Mass. 



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ALFRED WINSOR 

Born April 0, 1811 Died September 16, 1871 

Well-known Merchant of Boston, Mass. 

Married April 11, 1833 

ANN MARIA BIRD 

Born December "28, 181'2 Died August 10, 1895 

9 children 

1. HELEN MARIA born February 'i'i, 1834 

2. MARY PERCIVAL born April 9, 1836 

Not married i Died March "21, 1881 

3. ALFRED, Jr born February 4, 1838 

4. FRANK GORDON born February 27, 1840 

5. RUFUS HATHAWAY born July 16, 1843 

6. LAURA TOWNSEND born June 30, 1845 

7. WALTER THAXTER born November 1, 1847 

Not married Died January 29, 1905 

8. AMY SCOTT born OctobeV 10, 1850 

Died April 3, 1903 

9. ERNEST . . ■ born July 18, 1852 

5th 1st 
HELEN MARIA WINSOR 

Born February 22, 1834 Died 

Married September 16, 1857 
EDWARD SOUTHWK K PHILBRICK 

Born November 20, 1827 Died February 13, 1889 

No children 

Address, Walnut Street, Brookline, Mass. 

5th— 3d 

ALFRED WINSOR, Jr. 

Born February 4, 1838 Died 

A worthy successor to his father in mercantile business 
in Boston, Mass. 

Married June 3, 1875 
LINDA KENNARD 
Born November 26, 1853 Died 

4 children 

1. MARGARET born February 28, 1877 

2. ALFRED, 3d born January 8, 1880 

3. KENNARD born September 11, 1881 

4. RI'TH born November 9, 1887 

Address, Brookline, Mass. 



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5th— 3d— 1st 
MARGARET WINSOR 



Bom February 28, 1877 Died 

Married May 20, 1903 

CHARLES COLLENS 
Born October 14, 1873 Died 

2 children 

1. MARGARET LYMAN born March 24, 1904 

2. CHARLES TERRY born September 23, 1908 

Address, Newton Centre, Mass. 



3d— 4th 

RUTH WINSOR 

Born Novemlier 9, 1887 Died 

Married June 25, 1910 



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HUGH MINTLRN 
Born Died 

2 children 

1. ROBERT BOWEN born May 2, 1911 

2. HUGH, Jr born December 27, 1913 

Address, Brookline, Mass. 



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5th— 4th 

FRANK GORDON WINSOR 

Born February -27, 1840 Died 

Married October 19, 1865 



MARY BARNES 
Born Died May 1, 1880 

4 children 

1. CHARLOTTE BARNES born June 26, 1866 

2. FRANK born 1868 

Died 1869 

3. HENRY LINCOLN born December 1, 1872 

4. EDITH FRANCES born September 19, 1876 



4th— 4th 

EDITH FRANCES WINSOR 

Born September 19, 1876 Died 

Married June 24, 1902 

HAROLD SYMMES GRAVES 

Born November 20, 1876 Died 

2 children 

1. WINSOR HUFFMEISTER born October 22, 1905 

2. GILBERT LINCOLN born August 26, 1907 

Address, Weston, Mass. 



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5th— 5th 

RUFl S HATHAWAY AVIXSOR 

Born July 16, 1843 Died 

Married October 6, 1873 

CLARA ANN BARTLETT 
Born June 25, 1849 Died 

4 children 

1. HARRIET BARTLETT born June 24, 1875 

Not married 

2. ANNA born November 21, 1876 

Died May 14, 1885 

3. RUFUS HATHAAYAY, Ju born March 27, 1880 

Died May 21, 1885 

4. HELEN MARIA born April 14, 1886 

Died March 17, 1891 

Address, 175 Forest Park Avenue, Springfield, Mass. 



5th— 6th 

LAURA TOWNSEND AYINSOR 

Born June 30, 1845 Died 

Married July 5, 1866 

RICHARD HARDING WELD 

Born October 22, 1835 Died March, 1909 

2 children 

1. RICHARD HARDING, Jr . born October 26, 1867 

Not married 

2. ALFRED WINSOR ... born July 12, 1869 

Address, 109 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 



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6th— 2d 

alfrp:d winsor weld 

Bom July 12, 18G9 Died 

Married October 25, 1892 

TIIERP:SA DAVIS 

Born December 9, 1873 Died 

4 children 

1. THERESA . born August 21, 1893 

2. AVALTER WINSOR born November 3, 1894 

3. LOUISA born September 28, 1900 

4. DOROTHY born May 31, 1905 

Address, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

5th— 9th 

ERNEST WINSOR 

Born July 18, 1852 Died 

Married June 8, 1882 

ANNA GREENLEAF ATKINSON 

Born February 25, 1858 Died 

4 children 

1. PERCIVAL born September 1, 1883 

Died November 10, 1891 

2. ANNA GREENLEAF born Februarv 6, 1885 

3. EDW^\RD ATKINSON born August 19, 1889 

Not married 

4. HELEN born July 17, 1894 

Not married 

Address, Chestnut Hill, Brookline, Mass. 

9th— 2d 

ANNA GREENLEAF WINSOR 

Born February 6, 1885 Died 

Married June 20, 1912 

Dr. JOHN BAKER SWIFT, Jr. 

Born August 12, 1883 Died 

1 child 

]VL\RTHA born July 28, 1914 

Address, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 



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HARRIET AYTNSOR 

Born May 25, 1816 Died February 27, 1905 

Married August 12, 1840 

RICHARD SOITLE, Jr. 

Born June 8, 1812 Died December 25, 1877 

4 children 

1. CHARLES CARROLL born June 25, 1842 

2. ELLA born May 8, 1844 

Not married 

Address, 2 Wellington Terrace, Brookline, Mass. 

3. RICHARD HERMAN born March 4, 1849 

4. GEORGE born May 17, 1851 

Not married Died December 4, 1897 



7th 1st 

CHARLES CARROLL SOULE 

Born June 25, 1842 Died January 7, 1913 

Married October 9, 1878 

LOI ISE ( HARLESS FARWELL 

Born July 20, 1850 Died 

4 children 

1. RUTH MAYNARD . . born April 17, 1880 

2. DOROTHY AVINSOR born October 24, 1881 

3. CHARLES CARROLL, Ju born September 25, 1883 

4. BARBARA born July 28, 1889 

Died July 27, 1891 

Address, 5 Wellington Terrace, Brookline, Mass. 



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1st— 1st 

RTTTH MAYNARD SOI LE 

Bom April 17, 1880 Died 

Married May 25, 1912 

FREDERIC BOX RNE TAYLOR 

Born October 2, 1877 Died 

1 child 

LOUISE FARWELL born February 26, 1914 

Address, 5 Wellington Terrace, Brookline, Mass. 



1st— 2d 

DOROTHY AYIXSOR SOIXE 

Born October 24, 1881 Died 

Married May 0, 1909 

WILLIAM BALCH COFFIN 

Born December 30, 1877 Died 

2 children 

1. WILLIAM BALCH, Jr born Mav 20, 1911 

2. RUTH MAYNARD born May 29, 1913 

Address, 40 Oakland Road, Brookline, Mass. 



1st— 3d 
Lieut. CHARLES CARROLL SOULE, Jr. 



Born September 25, 1883 Died 

United States Navy 

Married March 24, 1911 

OLETA PETTI GROVE 

Born Died 

No children 



Address, uncertain 



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7th^3d 



RICHARD HP]R:\rAN SOI LE 

Born March 4, 1849 Died December 13, 1908 

Married April 13, 188-2 

IDA ^YHITTEMORE 

Born February 17, 1849 Died 

2 children 

1. WINSOR born November 3, 1883 

2. AUGUSTUS W born February 4, 1885 

Address, 421 Marlboro Street, Boston, Mass. 



3d~lst 

WIXSOR SOI LE 

Born November 3, 1883 Died 

Married October 19, 1907 

JITDITH BRAZIER DE FOREST 
Born March 23, 1884 Died 

No children 

Address, 1834 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, Cal. 



"The little cares that fretted me, 

I lost them yesterday 
Among the fields above the sea, 

Among the winds at play; 
Among the lowing of the herds. 

The rustling of the trees, 
Among the singing of the birds. 

The humming of the bees. 



The foolish fears of what may happen, 

I cast them all away 
Among the clover-scented grass, 

Among the new-mown hay; 
-Vmong the husking of the corn 

Where drowsy poppies nod, 
Where ill thoughts die and good are born. 

Out in the fields with God." 



Fourth— 8th OD 

ELIZABETH IIAT.E WINSOR 
Born April 14, 1818 Died January 8, 1882 

Married August 12, 1840 

JOHN ANDREW BIRD 

Born July 11, 1815 Died January 24, 1873 

3 children 

1. WILLIAM BARNARD born August 29, 1841 

Died young 

2. WILLIAM BARNARD, 2d ... . born December 22, 1842 

3. EFFIE born August 12, 1852 



8th— 2d 

WILLIAM BARNARD BIRD, 2d 
Born December 22, 1842 Died September IG. 1914 

Head of the okl firm of J. A. & W. Bird in Drysalters' Trade 
and Dealers in Extracts and Chemicals in Boston 

Married September 12, 1866 

CAROLINE MAY CROSSMAN 

Born 1849 Died 

3 children 

1. MARION born January 7, 1868 

2. REGINALD W ILLIAM born June 22, 1872 

3. ELIZABETH HALE born March 2, 1883 

Address, The Charlesgate, Boston, Mass. 



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8th— 2d— 2d 



REGINALD WILLIAINI BIRD 



Born June 22, 1872 Died 

Married August 31, 1905 

VIOLET DEAN GOODERBAM 

Born 1878 Died 

3 children 
I.JOHN REGINALD born June 21, 1906 

2. BARBARA DEAN born Mav 9, 1908 

Died April 1, 1909 

3. MARY ELIZABETH . born December 22, 1910 

Address, 40 Still Street, Brookline, Mass. 



8th— 3d 

EEFIE BIRD 

Born August 12, 1852 Died 

Married May 20, 1875 

CHARLES LINZEE TILDEN 

Born August 12, 1842 Died December 4, 1906 

1 child 
ELIZABETH WINSOR born January 24, 1876 

Address, Brush Hill Road, Milton, Mass. 



8th— 3d— 1st 

ELIZABETH WINSOR TILDEN 

Born January 24, 1876 Died 

Married June 1, 1897 

CLARENCE BIGELOW DENNY 

Born 1871 Died 

1 child 

DANIEL born May 29, 1898 

Died July 18, 1914 



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Fourth— 9th ^^ * 



JUDITH SPRAGT E ^VIXSOR 

Bom August 1, 1820 Died November 25, 191'2 

Married 

Capt. BAIT.EY LORING 
Born 1813 Died September 20, 1875 

1 child 

JANE WINSOR born February 1, 1858 

Died May 12, 1866 



"The angel of the flowers one day 
Beneath a rose-tree sleeping lay, — 
That spirit to whom charge is given 
To bathe young buds in dews from heaven. 
Awakening from his light repose. 
The angel whis]5ered to the rose, 
'O fondest object of my care. 
Still fairest found where all is fair. 
For the sweet shade thou hast given me 
Ask what thou wilt, 'tis granted thee.' 
Then said the rose with deepen'd glow, 
'On me another grace bestow.' 
The spirit paused, in silent thought. 
What grace was there that flower had not? 
'Twas but a moment — o'er the rose 
A veil of moss the angel throws; 
And, robed in nature's simplest weed, 
Could there a flower that rose exceed?" 



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Fourth— 11th 



Dr. FREDERICK AVIXSOR 



Bom October 'i, 18!^9 Died February 25, 1889 

Married August 10, 18.57 

ANN BENT WARE 
Born March 23, 1830 Died May 20, 1907 

7 children 

1. ROBERT born May 24, 1858 

2. MARY PICKARD bom October 31, 1860 

Not married 

Address, Dudley Road, Newton Centre, Mass. 

3. PAUL born June 12, 1863 

4. ANNIE AY ARE V)om May 26, 1865 

5. JANE LORING . l)om November 8, 1868 

6. ELIZABETH WARE bom November 15, 1870 

7. FREDERICK, Jk born March 29, 1872 



11th— 1st 

ROBERT WINSOR 

Bom Mav 24, 1858 Died 



He is the leading Partner in the well-known Banking 
House of Kidder, Peabodv & Co., Boston 



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Married October 27, 1883 

ELEANOR MAY MA(,EE 

Born September 15, 1855 Died 

6 children 

1. ROBERT. Jr born August 10 

2. FREDERICK born March 15 

Died April 12 

3. PHILIP ■. . . born February 6 

4. ALEXANDER bom September 22 

5. MARY PICKARD born August 6 

6. ( ) (a boy) bom April 11 

Died December 22 

Address, 21 Marlboro Street, Boston, Mass. 
Address, Weston, Mass. (summer) 



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nth— 3d 

PAT-L ^YT^SOR 

Bom June 1», 1863 Died 

Married September 27, 1888 

JESSIE BALDWIN 
Born August 7, 1863 Died 

2 children 

1. PAUL, Jr born March 27, 1900 

2. FELIX born August U, 1901 

Address, ^Yeston, Mass. 



nth— 4th 

ANNIE WARE WINSOR 

Born May 26, 1865 Died 

Married June 4, 1900 

JOSEPH ALLEN 

Born :March 21, 1870 Died 

4 children 

1. DOROTHEA EENLON born March 1, 1901 

2. ANNIE WINSOR born June 8, 1902 

3. JOSEPH, Jr born May 18, 1905 

4. DxWID born November, 1906 

Died December, 1906 

Address, White Phiins, R.I. 



'Our ingress into this world is naked and hare. 
Our progress through this world is troulile and care. 
Our egress from this world is nobody knows where; 
liut if we do well here, we shall do well there. 
I could tell you no more should 1 preach a whole year." 



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1 1th— 5th 

JANE LORING WINSOR 

Born November 8, 1868 Died 

Married March 1'2, 1895 

LYMAN WHITMAN GALE 
Born January 1, 1873 Died 

3 children 

1. PRISCILLA born August 7, 1896 

2. EMMA WHITMAN born January 3, 1900 

3. WINSOR born January 1, 1901 

Address, Weston, Mass. 



11th— 6th 

ELIZABETH WARE WINSOR 

Born November 15, 1870 Died 

Married September 6, 1898 

HENRY GREENLEAF PEARSON 

Born December 26, 1870 Died 

5 children 

1. ANNIE WINSOR born November 13, 1899 

Died August 11, 1901 

2. THEODORE born July 7, 1903 

3. MARY born January 31, 1906 

Died October 30, 1906 

i. ROBERT WINSOR born February 18, 1910 

5. HENRY GREENLEx\F, Jr born November 10, 1912 

Address, Dudley Road, Newton Centre, Mass. 



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llth— 7th ^ -■■ 



FREDERICK WINSOR, Jr. 
Born March 29, 1872 Died 

Married June 18, 1894 

MARY ANNA LEE PAINE 
Born July 23, 1873 Died 

5 children 

1. CHARLES PAINE born June 19, 1895 

2. DOROTHY born August 27, 1896 

3. FREDERICK, 3d born October 15, 1900 

4. JOHN BRYANT born April 28, 1903 

5. THERESA born June 7, 1904 

Address, Middlesex School, Concord, Mass. 



"Question not, but live and labor 
Till your goal be won; 
Helping every feeble stranger, 
Seeking help of none." 



"Ever beloved and loving may his rule be! 
And, when old Time shall lead him to his end. 
Goodness and he fill up one monument!" 



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THE DIARY OF PILGRIM GEORGE SOFLE 

The Mayflower, September 6-November 11, 1620 

"It lies upon the libraiy desk, 

A diary brown and old; 
The leather back is torn away, 

The pages blurred with mould; 
But still a sentence here and there 

Is left by time to show 
The hopes and fears of Pilgrim Soule, 

Who kept it long ago. 

In what a stiff, old-fashioned hand 

His solemn thoughts were penned, 
And how the Mayflower must have rolled, 

For half the letters blend! 
And here he enters "Grievous sick," 

And here, "A child was born," 
And later on, "A sailor dyed 

This holy Sabbath morn." 

He mentions, too, a Mistress Anne 

He left across the sea 
In some old garden hedged with box 

And haunted by the bee; 
And if you hold this tattered leaf 

Between you and the light. 
You still can see the pilgrim's tear 

That blistered "Land in sight!" 

In stately tomb and simple mould 

The Pilgrim Fathers sleep, 
Forgetting, in their final rest. 

The perils of the deep. 
The Mayflower, with her oaken ribs, 

Is nothing but a name; 
But Pilgrim Soule, your little book 

Outlived your sturdy frame!" 



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Fifth ' *^ 

"Sunset and evening star. 
And one clear call for nie ! 
And may there he no moaning of the bar 
When I put out to sea." 

Ruth Sprague 

Born December 4, 1785 Died March 25, 1836 

Married November 9, 1806 

Capt. GEORGE SOULE 

Born December 4, 1779 Died February 11, 1820 

Of yellow fever and buried at St. Thomas, W.I. 

6 children 

1. GEORGE, Jr born Augtist 31, 1807 

Died October 28, 1812 

2. LAURA . . . ; born January 14, 1811 

Died September 28, 1813 

3. GEORGE MARSHALL l)orn December 2, 1813 

4. LAURA ANN born March 14, 1816 

5. Capt. JAMES born March 13, 1818 

6. NICHOLAS BROWN born June 6, 1820 

Died July 1, 1842 
Of yellow fever on passage from Havana 



Fifth— 3d 

GEORGE MARSHALL SOULE 

Born December 2, 1813 Died April 25, 1868 

He was of the firm of Sprague, Soule & Co., in Boston, Mass. 

Married 1841 

LUCY THOMAS FORD 
Born 1821 Died 1911 

2 children 

1. ELLEN GRAY born 1842 

2. LUCY FRANCES born 1842 

Not married t ■ • tt- i ™ 

Live m Hmgham 



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Fifth 4th 



LAURA ANN SOT LE 
Bom INlarch 14, 181 (i Died March 5, 1907 

Was married at seven o'clock on the morning of the 
19t]i of March, 1841, in the old Sprague Homestead (in 
the room in which her mother and ten aunts were all 
married), to 

PAUL WING 

Born December 12, 1811 Died September 29, 1907 

Who had the patience to keep a successful boarding- 
school for boys for thirty-two years at Sandwich, Mass. 
He w^as excommimicated by the Quakers for marrying 
a Methodist 

A remarkable man 

8 children 

1. GIDEON born May 25, 1842 

2. ADx\ JAMES born September 13, 1843 

3. FRANCIS PAUL born July 25, 1845 

4. ROSE DAVIS born July 10, 1847 

5. JOSEPH born March 30, 1849 

6. ELIZA LORING born July 25, 1851 

Not nuirried 

7. GEORGE SOULE born May 15, 1857 

8. LAURA SOULE born September 21, 1859 

Not married 



"There is none, in all this eold and hollow world. 
No I'onnt of deep, strong;, deathless love, save that within 
A mother's heart!" 



'A mother's love — how sweet the name! 

What is a mother's love? 
A noble, pure and tender flame 

Enkindled from ahove. 
To bless a heart of earthly mould. 
The warmest love that can grow old — 

This is a mother's love." 



"A mother is a mother still, 
The holiest thins alive." 



4th— 1st 
GIDEON WING 



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Born May 25, 1842 Died May 11, 1864 

He enlisted in 18r)'-2 in the 7th Indiana Cavalry, and 
was killed at Youngton, ]Miss., in a skirmish, May 11, 
1864, while acting as orderly to the sergeant 



4th-2d 

ADA JAMES WING 

Born September 13, 1848 Died 

Married September 20, 1866 

JOHN FOSTER 

Born November 9, 1832 Died October 9, 1909 

3 children 

1. WILLIAM HENRY born Jnly 13, 1867 

2. ELLEN SOULE born May 10, 1869 

Not married 

3. GEORGE FREDERICK born Augnst 1, 1871 

Not married 

Address, 530 Seventh Street, Faribault, Minn. 



4th— 2d— 1st 

WILLIAM HENRY FOSTER 

Born July 13, 1867 Died 

Married December 15, 1902 

FRANCES MILOR 

Born October 28, 1871 Died 

No children 



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5th^4th— 3d 
FRANCIS PAIL WING 



Born July 25, 1845 Died 

Married September, 1877 

JOANNA WILDER CUSHING 

Born x\ugust 11, 1857 Died :March 18, 1901 

2 children 

I.ELSIE SOULE horn September 17, 1878 

Not married 

2. LILIAN FRANCES born June 4, 1881 

Died May 1, 1898 
Address, East Sandwich, ^Nlass. 



5th— 4th— 4th 

ROSE DAVIS WING 

Born July 10, 1847 Died 

Married December 27, 1887 

OTTO F. VON ARNIM 
Born Died 

Address, 103 East 86tli Street, New York, N.Y. 



"God in his providence obscures 
The goal beyond this v.ale of sorrow, 
And smiles at men in pity when 
They seek to penetrate the morrow; 
With faith that all is for the best, 
Let's bear what burdens are presented, 
That we shall say, let come what may, 
'We die, as we have lived, contented! 
Ours is to-day; God's is the rest — 
He doth ordain, who knowetli best.'" 



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5th— 4th— 5th 

JOSEPH WING 

Born :\Iarcli 30, 1849 Died 

Married January 4, 1888 

ADDIE (^.IBBS FRYE 

Born November 7, 1804 Died 

5 children 

1. PAUL born February 0,1889 

2. DOROTHY born August 18, 1890 

Not married 

3. MARION born May 32, 1893 

Not nuirried 

4. RACHEL . born March 10, 1895 

Died July 24, 1909 

5. RICHARD born December 27, 1896 

Died January, 1903 

Address, East Sandwich, Mass. 



5th— 1st 

PAUL WING 

Born February 6, 1889 Died 

Married December 24, 1910 

:\IARY HOWLAND 

Born September 3, 1881 Died 

2 children 

1. VIRGINIA born July 17, 1911 

2. PAUL, Jr born March 19, 1913 



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5th-4th— 7th 



GEORGE SOULE ^YI^G 

Born May 15, 1857 Died 

Married September -1, 1901 

ALICE BOYDEN 

Born April 18, 1869 Died 

1 child 

GEORGE SOULE born May 20, 1903 

Address, Sandwich, Mass. 

Fifth-5th 

Capt. JA:\IES SOULE 

Born March 13, 1818 Died January 17, 1910 

Married 

ELIZABETH FULLER 

Born Died 

1 child 
NICHOLAS BROWN born March 13, 1856 

5th— 5th 1st 
NICHOLAS BROWN SOULE 

Born March 13. 1856 Died 

Married Eebruary 3, 1880 

MARY ELIZABETH FREIEZE 

Born November 13, 1856 Died 

4 children 

1. ELSIE MAY born March 15. 1881 

2. FLORENCE ELIZABETH born August 28, 1883 

3. HOWARD CLEAVELAND born October U2, 1885 

4. FREDERICK L\MES born April 2, 1888 

None married 

Address, 39 Bearse Avenue, Dorchester, Mass. 



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Sixth 



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"Now is the winter of our discoutent 
Made glorious .suiiinier. 

And all the ckjiids that lowerM upon our house 
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried." 



"Some must watch, wliilc some must sleep; 
So runs the world awav." 



Hon. Seth Sprague, Jr. 

Born November 2L 1787 Died December 1, 1856 

Married August 13. 1813 

WEUrilEA LrrxLE 

Born October 31, 1788 Died April 3, 1892 

No children 

Adopted his nephew SETH LORING 
son of his sister NANCY LORING ^ /,, //^ 



6th^lst 

Dr. seth LORING SPRAGUE 

Born August 2.5, IS^o Died March 25, 1897 

Married October 21, 1857 

CAROLINE HOHTON FOSTER 

Born March 5, 1837 Died 

1 child 

SETH born January 7, 1861 

Not married 

Address, Auburndale, Mass. 



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Seventh 

"When a red light you see ahead. 
Port your hehn and go ahead." 

"Ships that pass in the night 
And speak each other in passing." 

Mercy Sprague 

Born December 25, 1789 Died December 17, 1840 

Married June 25, 1809 

Capt. CHARLES SOULE 

Born April 22, 1782 Died 1866 

13 children 

1. ISABELLA born March 23, 1810 

2. CAROLINE SPRAGUE born August 8, 1811 

3. HARVEY born November 16, 1812 

4. ELIZABETH born October 24, 1814 

Died August 29, 1839 

5. SUSAN born December 27, 1815 

Died October 20, 1816 

6. CHARLES born April 13, 1819 

Died July 23, 1820 

7. CHARLES, 2d born January 3, 1821 

8. OTIS born August 3, 1823 

9. EDWIN AUGUSTUS >T. . , a . o ioa^ 

10. SUSAN AUGUSTA [^^^^^ ' ■ " ' ^°™ ^''^'"'^ ^' ^^"^ 

11. MARCELLUS born May 25, 1827 

12. PELEG SPRAGUE born November 8, 1830 

Died April 28, 1832 

13. MERCY SPRAGUE born May 9, 1835 

Not married 

"When both side Hglits you see ahead. But when upon your port is seen 

Port your helm and show your red. A steamer's starboard light of green, 

Greex to GREEN, or RED to RED — There's not so much for you to do. 

Perfect safety — go ahead! For green to port keeps clear of you. 

If to your starboard red appear. Both in safety and in doubt. 

It is your duty to keep clear. Always keep a good lookout; 

To act as prudence says is proper — In danger, with no room to turn, 

To port — or starboard — back or stop her! Ease her! Stop her! Go astern!" 



Seventh— 1st 
ISABELLA SOI'LE 



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Born March 23, 1810 Died 1885 

Married 1833 

GEORGE SAMPSON 

Born 1809 Died 1881 

1 child 
ELIZABETH SOULE born 1840 



1st— 1st 

ELIZABETH SOITLE SAMPSON 

Born 1840 Died 

Married June 17, 1866 

WASHINGTON IRVING CORTHELL 

Born 1839 Died 1887 

3 children 

1. GEORGE SAMPSON born June 13, 1867 

Died 1867 

2. SALLIE HARVEY born August 21, 1869 

Died 1870 

3. IRVING MERRILL born October 15, 1871 

Died 1872 
Address, Bolton, Mass. 



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Seventh— 2d 

CAROLINE SPRAGUE SOULE 

Born August 8, 1811 Died 

jNIarried 

GEORGE BARTLETT HOLMES 

Bom Died 

3 children 

1. GEORGE HERBERT born 1 

Died 

2. RUFUS born !> Unknown 

Died 

3. WALDO born 



Seventh— 3d 

HARVEY SOULE 

Born November 16, 1812 Died March, 1900 

Married First 

PRISCILLA PIERCE 

Born February 23, 1818 Died June 7, 1863 

1 child 

NICHOLAS BROWN born May 29, 1843 

Died October 10, 1844 

Married Second, May 1, 1864 

SUSAN LEWIS 
Widow of W^esley Simmons 

Born July 24, 1839 Died 

2 children 

1. OTIS LEWIS born November 11, 1865 

2. HARVEY ALBION born April 22, 1867 



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3d— 1st 

OTIS LEWIS SOULE 

Born November 11, 1865 Died 

Married April 16, 1887 

CARRIE ISIASON HUNT 

Born September 28, 1867 Died 

2 children 

1. HAROLD GRAY born October 10, 1888 

2. MELVIN W born January 18, 1897 

Died July 16, 1897 



3d-2d 

HARVEY ALBION SOULE 

Born April 22, 1867 Died 

Married June 20, 1894 

ABBIE ADAMS CLARK 

Born March 19, 1869 Died 

1 child 
PAULINE MIRIAM born April i, 1903 

Address, Kingston, Mass. 



"See where the dogwood stretches out white arms 
And wild bees revel, drunk with flora's charms. 
Tlie brooks are full, and all the channels where life flows 
Are brimming over. For the old earth knows 
The thrill of ecstasy again which Maytime brings, 
The wood-bird's love-song and the whir of wings." 



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Seventh— 7th 

CHARLES SQT'LE, 2n 

Born January 3, 18^21 Died February 17, 1893 

Married June 9, 1847 

PRUDENCE LORING SOILE 

Born 1822 Died October, 1865 

6 children 

1. ISABELLA GRIDLEY born June 6, 1852 

2. HARRISON LORING born October 10, 1859 

3. ANNIE ALDEN born October 28, 1863 

4. HARRIET WINSOR born October 15, 1865 

5. FREDERICK LORING died in infancy 

6. HELEN BROOKS died in infancy 



7th— 1st 

ISABELLA (.RIDLEY SOULE 

Born June 6, 1852 Died January 1, 1893 

Married 1874 

HORACE GILBERT WILLIAMS 

Born 1849 Died 

2 children 

1. ELIOT LORING born July 5, 1881 

2. HELEN SOULE born July 21, 1883 

Address, 107 Beaumont Street, Dorchester, Mass. 



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7th— 1st— 1st 

ELIOT LORIXG WILLIAMS 

Bom July 5, 1881 Died 

Married June 29, 1907 

GRACE MAY HQCKADAY 

Born April 3, 1881 Died 

1 child 

ELEANOR LORING born April 13. 1911 

Address, 83 St. Nicholas Park, New York City 

7th— 1st— 2d 

HELEN SOI LE WILLIA:\IS 

Born July 21, 1883 Died 

Married October 3, 1908 

SANFORD BATES 

Born July 17, 1884 Died 

1 child 
MARY ELIZABETH born September, 1911 

Address, 107 Beaumont Street, Dorchester, Mass. 

7th— 2d 

HARRISON LORING SOULE 

Born October 10, 1859 Died 

Married First 

RENA B. HILDRETH 

Born Died 

No children 

Married Second 

CARRIE AUGUSTA KNIGHT 

Born December 22, 1805 Died 

No children 

Address, 56 Pleasant Street, Winthrop, Mass. 



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^^ 7th-3d 

ANNIE ALDEN SOULE 

Born October 28, 1863 Died 

Married November 15, 1883 

CHARLES F. HILDRETH 

Born April 28, 1860 Died 

No children 

Address, 388 Adams Street, Dorchester, Mass. 



7th— 4th 

HARRIET WINSOR SOFLE 

Born October 15. 1865 Died 

Married First February 21, 1885 

FREDERICK ERNEST SMITH 

Born June 3, 1863 Died March, 1902 

1 child 

LILIAN SOULE born November 19, 1885 

Not married 

Married Second December 31, 1910 

HENRY BOWEN NEWTON 

Born August 3, 1849 Died 

No children 

Address, Box 42, Bolton, Mass. 



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Seventh— 8th 

OTIS SOULE 

Bom August 3, 1823 Died 

Married 

:\rARY WHITNEY 

Born Died 

3 children 

All died in infancy. 



Seventh— 9th 

EDWIN AUGUSTUS SOULE 

Born August 3, 1825 Died April 10, 1903 

Married 18G4 

MARY FAUNCE 

Born October 22, 1827 Died February 11, 1881 

2 children 

1. CLARA JANE . . born August 25, 1865 

Not married 

2. ANNIE CLARK born July 19, 1867 

Not married 

Address, 39 L'pton Street, Boston, Mass. 



Seventh— 10th 

SUSAN AUGUSTA SOULE 

Born August 3, 1825 Died 

Married 1847 

WALTER SCOTT BARTLETT 

Born 1818 Died 

3 children 

1. CAROLINE SPRAGUE born 1848 

2. WALTER JOSEPH born 1853 

3. CHARLES EDWIN born 1858 

Died 1864 
Address, Kmgston, JVlass. 



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CJQ lOth— 1st 



CAROLINE SPRAGUE BARTLETT 

Born 18:18 Died 

Married 1868 



SAMUEL ATWELL 

Born 1846 Died 

1 child 
LUCY BARTLETT born 1880 

Address, Kingston, Mass. 



lOth—lst— 1st 

LUCY BARTLETT ATWELL 

Born 1880 Died 

Married July 20, 1904 

ELBERT LEWIS KASKELL 
Born 1878 Died 

5 children 

1. BARBARA ELLIS born 1905 

2. MIRRIAM )^ . V iQn« 

3. MARJORIErwms born 1906 

4. WALTER BARTLETT born 1907 

5. SAMUEL ELBERT born 1910 

Address, Kingston, Mass. 



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lOth— 2d 89 

WALTER JOSEPH BARTLETT 

Born 1853 Died 

Married 1880 

LOUISE EMILY TANPIGNON 

Born 1860 Died 

2 children 

1. LOUIS TANPIGNON born 1882 

Not married 

2. WALTER HARRISON born 1887 

Died 1906 
Address, Knigston, Mass. 

Seventh— 11th 

MARCELLUS SOULE 

Born May 27, 1827 Died 

Married 

ELLEN LYNCH 

Born Died 

No children 



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Eighth 

Zeruiah Sprague 

Born September 5, 1791 Died April 2, 1829 

Married February 14, 1813 

PEREZ THOMAS 

Born Mareli 17, 1782 Died January 30, 1862 

1 child 
JUDITH born|unknown 

Was married, name unlcnown. No cliildren 
Lived in Middleboro, Mass. 



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9 



Ninth 



"The quality of mercy is not strain'd; 
It (Iroppeth as tiie gfiitle rain from heaven 
Upon the place lieneatli: it is twice bless'd; 
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. 



Hon. Peleg Sprague 

lioru April 27, 1793 Died 1880 

Harvard Class 1812 

Law School 1815 

He then went to Augusta, capital of Elaine now, and 
practised his profession. He removed to Hallowell in 
1817, and represented that town in the first Legislature 
of Maine in 1821 and 1822. In the years 1824 and 
1826 he represented the Kennebec District in Congress, 
and in 1829 Maine sent him to the United States Sen- 
ate. In 1835 Mr. Sprague removed to Boston, and 
practised his profession there until 1841, when he 
received the appointment of Judge for the United States 
District Court of Massacluisetts, which he continued 
to hold with great ability and distinction until ill-health 
compelled him to resign in 1865 

^Married 1818 

SARAH I)E:\IMING 
Born 1794 Died 1881 

4 children 

1. CHARLES FRANKLIN born 1819 

Died 1840 

2. SETH EDWARD born 1821 

3. SARAH born 1828 

4. FRANCIS PELEG born 1834 ^. 

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Ninth-2d ^ ^ 



SETH EDWARD SPRAGUE 

Born 1821 Died 1869 

Harvard 1841 

Married 1848 

HARRIET BOARDMAN LAWRENCE 

Born 18-^0 Died 

5 children 

1. WILLIAM LAWRENCE born 1849 

Died 1884 

2. EANNY BOARDMAN born 1851 

Died 1856 

3. CHARLES FRANKLIN born 1857 

4. RICHARD born 1859 

Died 1892 

5. ELIZABETH LESLIE born 1863 

Died 1864 

"Speak for father one kind word. 

For his eyes are growing (Uni; 
Though you tell of mother's love, 

You are just as dear to him; 
On his brow the wrinkles tell 

That life's journey's almost through, 
Then cheer his footsteps down life's path — 

What a friend he's been to you! 

( 'Ixirus 

Speak for father one kind word. 

For his joiu'ney's almost through; 
You know he'll love to hear you say 

What a friend he's been to you. 

Speak for father one kind word; Though your childhood days are past, 

Don't forget where'er you go, Though his locks are turning gray, 

In your youth his watchful eye Still the love remains the same. 

Guided and protected you; Just as pure and fresh to-day. 

All his deeds were those of love, Mother's love to us is dear. 

No unkind or selfish thought Never was a friend more true. 

Could ever for a moment dwell But one kind word for father speak. 

In his fond and trusting heart. He is just as dear to you." 



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2d-3d 



Bom 1857 



CHARLES FRANKLIN SPRAGUE 



Harvard 1879 



Died 1902 



He served in the Massachusetts Legislature for the 
years 1890-9'-2, and in the Senate 1895, and represented 
the Eleventh District of the State in Congress for the 
years 189(5-1900 

Married 1891 



Born 1871 



MARY BRYANT PRATT 

Died 



1. MARION 

2. ELEANOR 



2 children 



born 1893 
born 1898 



Born 1828 



Ninth— 3d 



SARAH SPRACxUE 



Married 1850 



Died 1900 



Born 1826 



GEORGE PHINEAS UPIIAM 



Died 1901 



2 children 



1. GEORGE PHINEAS, Jr. 

2. CHARLOTTE 



born 1859 
born 1864 



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3d 2d 

CHARLOTTE FPIIAM 

Born 1864 Died 

Married 1888 

WALTER ( A]?()T BAYLIES 

Born 18G2 Died 

6 children 

1. LINCOLN born 1893 

2. CHARLOTTE born 1894 

3. GEORGE UPHAM) . , .nn. 

4. WALTER RAY [^^"^^ '^«™ ^'^^ 

5. EDMUND born 1904 

0. RUTH born 1907 

Address, Taunton, Mass. 



Ninth— 4th 

Dr. FRANCIS PELEG SPRACiUE 

Born 1834 Died 

Harvard Medical School 1857 

Married 1868 

ELIZABETH REBECCA LOWELL 

Born 1831 Died 1904 

No children 
Address, 229 Connnonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass. 



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10 



Tenth 



ARE THE CHILDREN AT HOME? 

"Each day when the glow of sunset 

Fades in the western sky. 
And the wee ones, tired of playing. 

Go tripping lightly by, 
I steal away from my husband. 

Asleep in his easy-ehair. 
And watch from the open doorway 

Their faces fresh and fair." 



Caroline Sprague 

Born October 6, 1795 Died 1877 

Married 



WILLIAM SAMPSON 

Born 1795 Died 

8 children 

1. CAROLINE AMELIA born 1817 

2. WILLIAM HENRY born June. 1819 

3. MARIA LOUISA born April 15, 1825 

4. VIRGINIA born July 15, 1827 

5. MARIETTA born 1830 

Not married Died 1861 

6. JOSEPHINE born May 24, 1832 

7. FREDONIC born 1836 

8. ELIZABETH JULIA born 1838 

Not married 

William Sampson in 183-1 with his family went West 
and settled in Camo on Rock River, Whiteside County, 
Illinois 



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Tenth 1st 



93 



CAROLINE AA[P:LTA SAMPSON 

Born 1817 Died 1900 

Married 183G 

Caft. SIMEON SAMPSON 

Born 1815 Died 1888 

5 children 

1. AVALTER D born 1837 

2. LUCY SPRAGUE born 1841 

Not married 

Address, (il Trenton Street, East Boston, Mass. 

3. ANGELINE born 1843 

Died 1845 

4. GEORGE AUGUSTUS )jorn December 16, 1848 

5. DANIEL born 1859 

Died 1859 

1st— 1st 

WALTER I). SA:\IPS()N 

Born 1837 • Died 

Married 1867 

JENNIE EREN( H 

Born Died August 30, 1898 

Address, Ai'cadia, Neb. 



1st— 4th 

GEOK(.E AUGUSTUS SAMPSON 

Born December 16, 1848 Died September VI, 1897 

Married August 6, 1871 

MARY ELIZABETH WALLAESA 

Born November 27, 1841 Died June 21, 1909 

1 child 
CAROLINE REBECCA born February 13, 1874 



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4th— 1st 
CAROLINE REBECCA SAMPSON 



Bom February 13, 1874 Died 

Married July 18, 1894 

WILLIA:vr HENRY ZICKLER 

Born August 23, 186G Died 

2 children 

1. SIMEON SAMPSON born July 21, 1899 

2. MARION ELIZABETH born May 27, 1901 

Address, West Hartford, Conn. 



Tenth— 2d 

WILLIAM HENRY SAMPSON 

Born June, 1819 Died 1901 

Married 1847 

CAROLINE E. HOPKINS 

Born January 1, 1828 Died June, 1897 

2 children 

I.JOHN CLIFFORD born August 24, 1848 

2. CHARLES HOWARD born February, 1858 

2d— 1st 

JOHN CLIFFORD SA:MPS0N 

Born August 24, 1848 Died 

Married 1868 

MADELINE PITTS 

Born March 7, 1853 Died 

2 children 

1. HARRIET born August 22, 1869 

2. CHARLES CLIFFORD born March 23, 1889 

Address, 4433 Sidney Avenue, Chicago, 111. 



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2d— 1st— 1st 

HARRIET SAMPSON 

Born August ^2^2, 18U9 Died 

Married 1899 

HARRY WILLIA:\r PETERS 

Born 1864^ Died 

1 child 
MADELINE ELIZABETH born November '15, 1904 

Address, 2523 Bell Place, Walnut Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio 



2d— 1st— 2d 

CHARLES CLIFEORD SA:\IPS0N 

Born March 23, 1889 Died 

Married 1904 

ELIZABETH EDGELY HAYNE 

Born 1885 Died 

1 child 
RICHARD HAYNE born May 28, 1910 

Address, 1030 East 46th Street, Chicago, III. 



2d— 2d 

CHARLES HOWARD SAMPSON 

Born February, 1858 Died March 27, 1910 

Married 1888 

EMERGENE :\IOl^LTON CLARK 

Born 1864 Died 

No children 



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Tenth— 3d 



MARIA LOUISA SAMPSON 



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Born April 15, \S'->5 Died April 15, 1913 

Married 

AMOS (OBrUX MERRILL 

Born May 30, 1824 Died January 12, 1904 

7 children 

I.CHARLES PARKER born June 8, 1849 

Died September 15, 1850 

2. EREDERICK AXDRE^Y born September 7, 1851 

Died May 2, 1878 

3. EDWARD EUGENE. born IMarcli 27, 1853 

Died May 2, 1878 

4. WILLIAM HENRY born March 23, 1855 

5. CLIFEORD SAMPSON born December 17, 1856 

6. CLARA AUGUSTA born October 13, 1860 

7. AMOS COBURN, Jk born December 22, 1865 



3d-4th 

WILLIAM HENRY MERRILL 

Born March 23, 1855 Died 

Married June 1881 

CATHERINE CONNERTON 

Born July 25, 1851 . Died 

3 children 

1. LAWRENCE AMOS born April 16, 1882 

2. ADELINE born December 25, 1884 

3. GENEVIEVE born November 16, 1887 

Died September 14, 1891 

Address, 1720 Crystal Lake Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn. 



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4th— 1st 

LAWRENCE AAIOS :\LERKILL 

Bom April !(!, ISS-^ Died 

INIarried April ^29, 1909 

MARGARET ()SE^YELL :M(ADA:MS 

Born INIay (5, 1883 Died 

1 child 
LAWRENCE JOHN born December 12, 1911 

Address, Dundee Lake, Bergen County, N.J. 

4th— 2d 

ADELINE MERRILL 

Born December 25, 1884 Died 

Married 1904 

BERNARD CHRISTY 

Born Died 

2 children 

1. GENEVIEVE born August 2G. 1905 

2. RICHARD born June 9, 1907 

Address, 312 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 

3d— 5th 

CLIEEORD SAMPSON IVIERRILL 

Born December 17, 185G Died 

Married 1882 

GEORGIA TUCKER 

Divorced 

1 child 
CLIFFORD SAMPSON, Jr born January, 1883 

Address, 680 Ash Avenue, San Francisco, Cal. 



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6 

lOO 3d-6th 

CLARA AUGUSTA MERRILL 

Bom October 13, 1860 Died 

Married September 15, 1881 

LOUIS FREDERICK FUNK 

Bom January 2(3, 185G Died 

1 child 
BRYARD MERRILL born April 17, 1884 

x\ddress, Box 16G, Erancitas, Tex. 

6th— 1st 

BRYARD MERRILL FUNK 

Bom April 17, 1884 Died 

Married June 6, 1907 

ALMA ALSETH 

Born March 24, 1888 Died . 

1 child 
MARJORIE EMME born October 4, 1909 

10th— 3d— 7th 
AMOS COBURX :\IERRILL. Jr. 



Born December 22, 1865 Died 1906 

Married First 

BERT THORNTON 

Married Second 
DORA ALBERT (divorced) 

Married Third 1903 

ROSE CROUNE WETTER 

No children 



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Tenth— 4th 

VIRGINIA SAMPSON 

Bom July 15, 18^27 Died May 14, 1895 

Married May 1, 1845 

HENRY GI RNSF>Y 

Born April 8, 1823 Died April 10, 1894 

7 children 

1. FLORA HENRIETTA born March 3, 1847 

2. EDWARD HENRY born October 5, 1849 

Died August 24, 1888 

S.JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH born October 11. 1852 

Died May 7, 1879 

4. WILLIAM FREDERICK born November 14, 1855 

5. ROLL A AUGUSTUS born June 11, 1860 

Died April 27, 1861 

6. GEORGE ALBERT born November 16, 1863 

Died December 26, 1863 

7. BERTHA CAROLINE born March 16, 1867 

Died August 20, 1870 



4th— 1st 

FLORA HENRIETTA GURNSEY 

Born March 3, 1847 Died September 2, 1892 

/ Married 

GEORGE W. WE:MPLE 

Born Died 

No children 



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■1"^ 4th— 4th 

WILLIAM FREDERICK (xURNSEY 

Born November l^, 18.55 Died 

Married March 21, 1883 

ACxNES L. TURNER 

Born February 9, 1804 Died 

No children 

Address, 502 West 13th Street, ^^anconver. Wash. 

Tenth— 6th 

JOSEPHINE SA:\IPS()N 

Born May 24, 1832 Died May 10, 1914 

Married March 22, 1854 

JEREMIAH THOMPSON 

Born March 14, 1828 Died February 1, 1890 

3 children 

1. FRANK LEWIS born January 13, 1855 

2. HARRY STUART born February 28, 1858 

3. SUSANNAH VIRGINIA born September 28, 1801 



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6th— 1st 

FRANK LEWIS THOIMPSON 

Born January 13, 1855 Died 

Married November 9, 1887 

IDA JOHNSON 

Born February 22, 1858 Died 

1 child 
RUSSELL FRANK l)orn November 23, 1888 

Address, 3335 Flouruoy Street, Chicago, IlL 



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103 



1st— 1st 

RUSSELL FRANK THOMPSON 

Bom November 23, 1888 Died 

Married Fehruary '■16, 1909 

VIVIAN LOUISE WHITE 

Roni January 8, 1889 Died February 24, 1912 

No children 

Address, 3335 Flouruoy Street, Chicago, 111. 

6th— 2d 

HARRY STUART THOMPSON 

Born February 28, 1858 Died 

Married October 1(5, 1888 

MARION LOUISE FAXON 

Born April 30, 18()0 Died 

2 children 

I.NATHALIE LOUISE born August 5, 1889 

Not married 

2. HARRY STUART, Jr born IVIarch 8, 1900 

Address, 2235 Langford Street, St. Paul, INIinn. 

6th— 3d 

SUSANNAH VIR(;iNIA THOMPSON 

Born September 28, 1861 Died 

Married September 28, 1879 

GEORGE NATHANIEL REEVES 

Born May 3, 1853 Died 

3 children 

1. ROBERT LEE born February 28, 1882 

2. MELVILLE ALEXANDER .... born January 22, 1887 

3. JOSEPHINE MARY born July 5, 1896 

Address, 34-45 Elaine Place, Chicago, 111. 



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104 



Tenth— 7th 
FREDONIC SAMPSON 



Bom 1836 Died 1880 

Served during the Civil War as Cavalryman 

Married 1868 

ELIZA FARR 

Born 1810 " Died 1909 

No children 



"I live — know not Iiow long; 
I die and know not when; 
I go I know not whither; 
How comes it that I am so cheerful?" ' 

\ 

"Our ingress in life is naked and bare; 
Our progress through life is trouble and care; 
Our egress from life is — no one knows where; 
If we do good here, we will do well there. 
I couldn't say more if I talked a whole j''ar." 



"Cheer up! 
What if the day is cold, 
And you are feeling old 

And blue, 

And disgusted, too? 

We all do. 

Take a brace! 
Look trouble in the face 

And smile 

Awhile; 
Nothing is gained liy looking 

Glum ! 

Keep mum! 
Put your woes upon the shelf. 
Keep your troubles to yourself, 

And cheer up!" 



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Eleventh lOo 



"You have deserved 
High commeiRlatiou, true applause, aud love." 

"Such a man 
Might be a copy to these jounger times." 



Hannah Sprague 

Born September 26, 1797 Died April, 1871 

^Married 

RALPH PARTRIDGE 

Born 1784 Died 18G9 

4 children 

1. ALMEDA born 1815 

2. RALPH born 1816 

Died at sea 

3. WELTHEA LITTLE born 1821 

4. GEORGE LEROY born 1829 



Eleventh — 1st 

ALMEDA PARTRIDGE 

Born 1815 Died October 27, 1902 

Married 

WILLI AI\r ELLISON 

Born 1811 Died 1858 

3 children 

1. WILLIAM PELEG born October 30, 1835 

2. ELIZABETH HICKLING born 1838 

Not married 

3. LAURA BRAYANT born 1840 

Not married 



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106 



1st— 1st 

WILLIAM PELEG ELT>TSOX 

Born October .'50. 188.) Died December ^O, 1903 

Was in tlie shipping l)usiness in Boston and served as 
Mayor of Newton 

Married April '■2.S, 180^2 

MARY ELIZABETH RICHARDSON 

Born August (>, 1839 Died 

4 children 
I.MARY ALMEDA born March 21, 1804 

2. EBEN HOWES born March 20, 1807 

3. WILLIAM born January 7, 1873 

4. CARLTON LINCOLN l)orn April 5, 1879 

Address, Newton, Mass. 



1st— 1st— 1st 

MARY ALMEDA ELLISON 

Jiorn INIarch 21, 1804 Died 

Married July 14, 1891 

FRANK ASHLEY DAY 

Born 18.>2 Died January 15, 1914 

2 children 

1. FRANK ASHLEY, Ju l)orn September, 1894 

2. ELLISON CODDARD born March, 1890 

Address, Newton, Mass, 



2 

lst"2d lUZ 



EBEN HOWES ELLISON 

Born :\rarcli '20. lS(i7 Died 

IMarried 1893 

GRACE JONES 
Born iNIay 15, 1808 Died 

3 children 

1. EBEN IKnVES, Jr bom September, 1894 

2. HARRIET RICE born Octo])er, 1899 

:?. Wn.LIAM PELEG born January, 1904 

xiddress, 42 Vernon Street, Newton, Mass. 



1st— 4th 

CARLTON LINCOLN ELLISON 

Born Ai)ril '>, 1879 Died 

Married 1908 

FLORENCE HARDING 

Born July 18, 188'-2 Died 

No children 

Address, 11.5 Sargent Street, Newton, Mass. 



Eleventh— 3d 

WELTHEA LITTLE PARTRIDGE 

Born 1821 Died 

Married October, 1842 

Capt. EBEN HOWES 

Born 1800 Died 1882 

1 child 

FRANCES OSBORNE l)orn 1849 

Died 1851 
Address, The Nottingham, Boston, Mass. 



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Eleventh— 4th 
GEORGE LEROY PARTRIDGE 



Bom 1829 Died 

Married June 6, 1850 

AUGUSTA C. COLBY 
Born 1828 Died 1905 

1 child 
RALPH born 1852 

Address, 38 Gary Avenue, Chelsea, Mass. 



4th— 1st 

RALPH PARTRIDGE ' 

Born 1852 Died 

Married June 17, 1882 

MARY G. BABSON 

Born September 10, 1858 Died 

No children 

Address, 38 Gary Avenue, Chelsea, Mass. 



"'Man wants hut little here below. 

Nor wants that little long.' 
'Tis not with me exactly so; 

But 'tis so in the song. 
My wants are many, and, if told, 

Would muster many a score; 
And were each wish a mint of gold. 

I still should long for more." 



"I count myself in nothing else so happj'. 
As in a soul remembering my good friends; 
And, as my fortune ripens with my love, 
It shall be still thy true love's recompense." 



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HEART VENTURES 

"I stood aiul watched my ships go out 
Each one by one, unmooring free. 
What time the quiet harbor filled 
Willi flood-tide from the sea. 

The first tliat sailed, her name was Joy, 
She spread a smooth, white ample sail. 

And eastward drove with bending spars 
Before the singing gale. 

Another sailed, her name was Hope. 

No cargo in her hold she bore. 
Thinking to find in Western lands 

Of merchandise a store. 

The next that sailed, her name was Love. 

She showed a red flag at the mast, — 
A flag as red as blood she showed, 

And she sped south right fast. 

The last that sailed, her name was Faith; 

Slowly she took her passage fortli; 
Tacked and lay to; at last she steered 

A straight course for the north. 

My gallant ships they sailed away 
Over the shimmering summer sea; 

I stood at watch for many a day, 
But one came back to me. 

For Joy was caught by Pirate Pain, 
Hope ran upon a hidden reef. 

And Love took fire and foundered fast ' 
In whelming seas of grief. 

Faith came at last, storm-bent and torn, 
She recompensed me all my loss, 

For as a cargo safe she brought 
A crown linked to a cross." 



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Twelfth 111 



"A loar for ]>\[y ;uiil a liuiul 
Open as day for moiling cliarity." 

"Lay licr gently down to rest. 
Folded hands o"er trani|uil lireasl. 
Leave her thus and do not weep; 
She is resting — let her sleep." 

Judith Sprague 

Born April ^'), 171)9 Died Noveiiiher iia, 1845 

Married September 17, 1820 

Hon. (;E1{SH()AI imADFOKD WESTON 

Born August 17, 1791) Died Sepleniher 14, 18(j9 

He was a member ut' the well-known firm of E. ^^'eston 
& Sons, merchants, ship-builders and owners, of Dux- 
bury and Boston. ]Ma.ss., said to be the largest ship- 
owners in the United States 

(See "The Clipper Ship Era" (page 1.5), by Arthiu- H. Clark.) 

11 children 

1. GERSHOM BRADEORD . .. . . . born October 15, 1821 

2. MARIA born December 26, 1822 

Died May 30, 1823 

3. JERUSHA born ISlarcli 15, 1824 

Died December 8, 1824 

4. JOHN ALLYN born November 3, 1825 

5. GEORGE CANNING born March 28, 1828 

Not married Died Januai-y, 1850 

0. WILLIAM BRADEORD born June 20, 1830 

7. EDGAR born ^August 31, 1832 

Died October 31, 1851 
and buried at sea on passage home from Smyrna, 
where he h;id been for his health 

8. JERUSHA BRADEORD born December 19, 1834 

9. ALERED born January 11, 1837 

10. MARIA born June 3, 1839 

11. ALDEN BRADEORD born November 25, 1844 



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Twelfth— 1st 
Capt. GERSHOM BRADFORD AYESTOX 



Bom October 25, 1821 died April 15, 1887 

Well-known ship-master, who commanded some of the 
finest ships that sailed out of Boston 

Married January 19, 1843 

MARY BARNUM ISIOORE 

Born March 30, 1824 Died February 18, 1906 

8 children 

1. JUDITH SPRAGUE born September 25, 1843 

2. GEORGE born January 14, 1846 

Died March 30, 1848 

3. CARO LENA born August 6, 1849 

4. MAY born May 11, 1851 

5. GRACE BRADFORD born April 1, 1854 

6. GEORGE CANNING born July 2, 1856 

7. HAROLD born August 19, 1860 

8. WILLIAM BRADFORD born October 26, 1863 

Died October 16, 1880 



'Whichever way the wind dotli blow, 
Some heart is glad to have it so; 
So blow it east or blow it west. 
The way it blows, that way is best." 

' Many a year is in its grave 
Since I crossed this restless wave, 
And the evening, fair as ever. 
Shines on ruin, rock and river." 

• The old, old sea, as if in tears. 

Comes murmuring with foamy lips. 
And knocking at its vacant piers 

Calls for its long-lost multitude of ships." 



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113 



1st— 1st 

JUDITH SPRAC.TE WESTON 

Born September 25, 1843 Died 

INIarried May 27, 1807 

AMORY HQLMAX KENDALL 

Born December 2, 1843 Died April 19, 1903 

3 children 

1. SAMUEL WALDRON born September 2, 1868 

Died February 13, 1901 

2. MARGARET SPRAGUE born December 4, 1871 

3. CATHERINE WESTON born November 28, 1874 

Died December 6, 1879 
Address, Waltham, Mass. 

1st— 1st— 2d 

MARGARET SPRAGUE KENDALL 

Born December 4, 1871 Died 

Married July 9, 1890 

GEORGE HARRINGTON CARTER 

Born January 4, 1873 Died September 22, 1913 

No children 

Address, 14 Lexington Terrace, Waltham, Mass. 

EVENING 

"I know tlie night is near at hand. 

The mists He low on liill and bay. 
The autumn streams are dewless, dry; 

Hut I have l\a<i the day. 
Yes, I have had the day, dear Lord, the day, 

When at thy call I have the night. 
Brief be the night as I pass 

From light to dark, and dark to light." 



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1st— 3d 
CAIK) LENA WESTOX 



Born August 6, 1849 Died 

Miirried Octol)cr 'i3. 1873 

WALTER SAMUEL VILES 

Bora October 27, 1846 Died 

2 children 

1. HOMER born Novemlier 2L 1877 

2. VIVIAN born October 30, 1891 

Address, Waltham, Mass. 



1st— 4th 

:\IAY WESTON 

Born May 11, 1851 Died 

Married August 14, 1873 

EREDERICK GALBRAITH LIVERMORE 

Born September 21, 1849 Died January 11. 1906 

2 children 

1. LENA BRADl ORD born August 1. 1874 

She married 

A1>ET{ED JOSEPH BROWN 
No children 

2. AGNES born May 9, 1877 

She married Octolier 25, 1909 

JOHN KARKLIN 
No children 



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1st— 5th 

(;KA( E l^KADFOUl) WKSTON 

Born April 1, 1854 Died 

[Married DccciuIkm- 30, 1880 

TiiK()i)()i{K wAiun irrox bi^ownkll 

Born June '12, 1854 Died September VZ, 1884 

No children 

1st— 6th 

CKOIUiK ( ANNlNti WKSTON 

Born July '2, I85() Died 

Married September 26, 1882 

FLORA ISABEL DAGC.ETT 

Born April 2, 1862 Died 

1 child 

CARL BRADEORD born Eebruary 2, 1895 

Address, AValtliam, Mass. 

1st— 7th 

HAROLD WESTON 

Born August 1!), 1860 Died 

Married February 2, 1885 

(OKA BELLE HILTON ^ 

Born January 24, 1865 Died 

4 children 

1. (X)RINNE . born August 29. 1886 

2. BRADFORD born Eebruary 14, 1888 

3. EZRA born February 3, 1891 

4. LOREN born August 26, 1892 

Address, Jaeksonville, Fla. 



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7th— 1st 
CORINNE WESTON 



Born August 29, 188G Died 

Married April 21, 1908 

LEYDEN IIAYXES ' 

Died 
Divorced him March 28, 1913 

1 child 
WESTON born January 8, 1909 

Twelfth— 4th 

JOHN ALLYN WESTON 

Born November 3, 182.5 Died May 12. 18(59 

Harvard 18-I<() 

"xlfter he became of age he dropped "John' from his 

name legally and was known as 

ALLYN WESTON" 

Married 18.50 

:\1ARY PI( KARD PAINE 

Born March 13, 1830 Died September 2, 1853 

1 child 
ANNIE SPRAGUE born June 21, 1851 

Not married 

Twelfth— 6th 

WILLIAM BRADEORD WESTON 

Born June 20, 1830 Died 

Well-known merchant in Boston and later manufacturer 

of school and music books 

Married October 25, 185(j 

CHARLOTTE LOUISA FISKE 

Born October 20, 1823 Died February 1, 1900 

She was the daughter of Sarah Stetson Fiske, both 

born on Bow Street, Charlestown, near to where on 

the same street our first ancestor in this country, 

William Sprague, lived on his arrival in 1629, and was 

one of the first settlers in said town 

No children 
Address, 186 Randolph Avenue, Milton, Mass. 



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Twelfth— 9th ■■■-■■* 

Lieut. ALFRED WESTON 

Born January 11, 1837 Died 

He served in the Navy throughout the Rebellion 

Married September 19, 1864 

LAIRA LOUISE ELDRIDGE 

Born February 7, 1840 Died 1885 

No children 



Twelfth— nth 

ALDEN BRADFORD WESTON 
Born November 25, 1844 Died 

Served in the Army as a private throughout the 

Rebellion 

Married January 23, 1867 

HELEN PARKER BAKER 

Born July 1, 1843 Died 

No children 



'This is a very good world to live in. 
To lend or give in; 

But to borrow or receive or get one's own. 
It is ttie damnedest world ever known." 



"In common worldly things, 'tis called ungrateful 
With dull unwillingness to repay a debt 
Which with a bounteous hand was kindly lent; 
Much more to be thus opposite with Heaven, 
For it requires the royal debt it lent you." 



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Thirteenth 



'The wind greets the pine-trees, hnt passes them by 
To croon o'er a craille, 'Dear child, I am nif^h, 
The sliadows grow (lec|)er, l)iit vigil I keep. 
And whisper a lullaby, httle (me, sleep!"" , 



Nancy Sprague 

Born April 23, 1801 Died October 13, 1847 

Married October (i, 1819 

SAMUEL LOI{ING 

Born July 17, 1798 Died January 14, 1847 

10 children 

1. SAMUEL. Jr born October 0, 18''20 

2. HARRISON born October 25, 1822 

3. SETT I born August 23, 1824 

Adopted by his uncle Seth Sprague 

(See SETH SPRAGUE— Sixth) }-^^ 



4. JT^LIA NORRIS born August 0, 1826 

5. ANNA M born November 2.5, 1828 

Died November 20, 1840 

0. MARTHA born November 23, 1831 

7. EMH.Y born January 27, 1834 

Died November 30, 1846 

8. PRUDENCE C born May 20. 1837 

Died January 31, 1839 

9. CHARLES CARROLL born January 2, 1840 

10. ABBOTT born February 15, 1844 

Not mnrried Died September, 1903 



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Thirteenth— 1st 

SAMUEL L()IUX(.. Jh. 

Bom Octuhcr (i, 18^20 Died May ^2S, 1887 

Married 

LAT KA ANNA B. LORIXG 

Bom Fel)marv li). 181.-, Died Julv ^20, 189.'] 

1 child 
NANCY SrilAGUE horn May ^27, 1818 



1st— 1st 

NANCY SPRAC.UE LOIUNG 

Bom M:\y ^27. 1848 Di(>d 

Married Max 37, 18(;!) 

■JOHN HENRY BARKS 

Bom 1849 Died 

5 children 

I.LAURA LORING . . . horn May 37. 1870 

2. SA:MUEL LORING l)om April 3.>, 1873 

3. AUDREY LORING died in infancy 

4. JOHN WARD horn Deeemher 3. 1879 

5. BETTINA LORING horn Decemher 37, 1884 

Died INIay 1(1, 1908 

1st— 1st— 1st 

LAURA LORING PARKS 

Born AL'iy 37, 1870 Died 

Married Septeniher 19, 1894 

THOIVIAS RUSSELL 

Born Jnne 17, 18.58 Died 

Lawyer in Boston 

2 children 

1. BARBAIIA horn An.i-nst 3.3. 1898 

3. WILLIAM (;OODWIN l)om May 19. 1904 

x\ddress, 3 Gloneester Street, Boston, Mass. 



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1st— 1st— 2d 
SAMUEL LORING PARKS 



Bom April -^5, 1872 Died 

Married First 



ANNA RYALL 
Born Died 

Married Second October, 1912 
in the Philippines 

EDITH GEORGIANA BLACK 

from Kentucky 

No children 



1st— 1st— 3d 

JOHN \YARD PARKS 

Born December 2, 1879 Died 

Married October 6, 1904 

BEATRICE AUGUSTA HILL 

Born August 13, 1880 Died 

4 children 

1. ROBERT born August 21. 1906 

2. BETTY born October 21, 1908 

3. BEATRICE born January 29, 1911 

4. MARGUERITE born December 2, 1912 

Address, 25 Southbourne Road, Jamaica Plain, Mass, 



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Thirteenth— 2d 1^1 



HARRISON LORING 

Born October 25. 1822 Died December 26, 1907 

He was a famous Master Machinist and noted steel 
Ship-builder, with his yard in South Boston, where he 
built steel ships for the United States Navy during the 
Rebellion of the Southern States 



Married First 1847 

ELIZABETH H. TOBEY 

Born Died 1848 

No children 

Married Second May 8, 1867 

MARGARET GARDNER 

Born November 25, 1838 Died 

6 children 

1. HARRISON, Jr born May 16, 1868 

2. ATHERTON . . . . .__^, .....,.,._., • - • born August 10, 1869 

3. EMILY GARDNER born October 25, 1870 

4. ROBERT born March 19, 1872 

5. SAMUEL born November 28, 1873 

Died April, 1876 

6. MARGARET born May 1, 1880 

- Died April 20, 1883 

Address, 2 Cleveland Street, Roxbury, Mass. 



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HARRISON LORING, Jr. 
Born May 16, 1808 Died 

Married October 20, 1892 

CLARA STANWOOD PLIMPTON 

Born January 24, 1871 Died 

2 children 

1. EVELYN born October 29, 1893 

2. THEODORE PLIAIPTON born November 1, 1894 

Address, 174 Bellevue Street, West Roxbury, Mass. 



2d— 2d 

ATHERTON LORING 

Born August 10, 1869 Died 

Married May 1, 1893 

ANNA GERTRI DE SAWYER 
Born August 8, 1870 Died 

3 children 

1 . ATHERTON, Jr born November 6, 1900 

2. SARAH born August 27. 1902 

r Died December 17, 1903 

3. ANNA born May 13, 1906 

Address, 1053 Beacon Street, Brookline, Mass. 



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2d— 3d 123 



EMILY GARDNER LORING 

Born October 25, 1870 Died September G, 1910 

Married May 1, 1893 

HERBERT CLARENCE WIRT 

Born September 22, 1866 Died 

4 children 

1. HARRISON LORING born October 26, 1895 

2. SIDNEY HEDGES born January 13, 1897 

3. MARGARET LORING born May 26, 1898 

4. HERBERT CLARENCE, Jr born November 13, 1903 

Address, 138 West 81st Street, New York, N.Y. 

2d— 4th 

ROBERT LORING 

Born March 19, 1872 Died 

Married 

ANNA MACKAY 
Born December 25, 1880 Died 

No children 

Address, London, England 



Thirteenth— 4th 

JULIA NORRIS LORING 

Born August 6, 1826 Died April 11, 1854 

Married April 8, 1847 

NATHAN BREWSTER 

Born October 18, 1823 Died September 24, 1875 

4 children 

1. ANN MARIA born April 7, 1848 

Died April 4, 1851 

2. EMILY LORING born June 30, 1850 

3. SAMUEL SEABURY born May 27, 1852 

Died May 8, 1853 

4. JULIA NORRIS born April 2, 1854 

Died January 2, 1867 



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4th-2d 
EMILY LORING BREWSTER 



Born June 30, 1850 Died December, 1887 

Married 

\ 

Capt. albert NEWELL 

Born Died 

2 children 

1. HARRISON LORING born Eebruary, 1886 

2. BERT WHIPPLE born December 4, 1887 

Emily Loring Brewster was nearly four years old when 
her mother died, on the 11th of April, 1854, and was 
taken by her uncle Harrison Loring, who cared for her 
until she grew up and developed into a fine handsome 
young woman. She married Capt. Albert Newell, of 
East Boston, and they had a son, Harrison Loring 
Newell. Later she accompanied her husband on a 
voyage to the East Indies, and was taken ill at Chitta- 
gong, a province of British India, delivered of a child, 
Bert Whipple Newell, and died and was buried there. 
The child lived, and on its arrival home was taken with 
the brother by their uncle Harrison Loring, and cared 
for until they were about six and eight years old, when 
their father took them and went over to Scotland, and 
married a second time 



Thirteenth--6th 123 

:\IAHTHA LORING 

Born November 23, 18:31 Died June 1, 1861 

Married 1858 

SYLVESTER ELI) H 1 1)( ,E 

Bom 183'^ Died 1899 

1 child 
HARRISON LORINC; liorn July 22, 1860 

6th— 1st 

HARRISON LORING ELI)RII)(,E 

Born July 22, ]8(i(» Died 

Married April 2, 1882 

HARRIET CHASE 

Born A])ril 2, 1862 Died 

2 children 

1. ANITA EVELYN born March 23, 1883 

2. PHILIP LORING born February 17, 1889 

Address, 32-i Frederick Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

6th— lst--2d 
PHILIP LORIXC; ELDRIDGE 

Born February 17. 1889 Died 

Married May 30, 1914 

OLIVE COPP 

Born December 8, 1891 Died 

Address, 324 Frederick Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

Thirteenth— 9th 
( HARLES CARROLL LORING 

Born January 2, 1840 Died 

Married October 14, 1863 

SELINA WADSWORTH SAMPSON 

Born June 11. 1842 Died 

2 children 

1. EDITH born January 5, 1866 

Not married 

2. CHARLES SPRAGUE born March 15, 1873 

Not married 

Address, 50 River Place, Dedham, Mass. 



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Fourteenth 



'Think truly, and thy thou^lits 
Shall the world's famine feed: 
Speak truly, and eaeh word of thine 
Shall be a fruitful seed: 
Live truly, and thy life shall be 
A great and noble creed." 



Lucy Sprague 

Born August 2, 1803 Died November 9, 1841 

Married September 14, 18'-26 

Rev. ROBERT WOODWARD CUSHMAN 

Born April 10, 1800 - Died April 7, 1868 

5 children 

1. AUSTIN SPRAGUE born September 9, 1827 

2. CHARLES MELVILLE born December 1, 1829 

3. EMILY SPRAGUE born June 23, 1832 

4. CLARA WOODWARD born December 17, 1834 

Not married 

5. WALTER STEVENS born December 16, 1837 



HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP 



'"He giveth His beloved sleep' — 
O wondrous .sweet and restful boon! 
For since the weary, sultry noon, 
We've trod the pathway sharp and steep; 
What greater could He gi^e than sleej)? 

'He giveth His beloved sleep' — 
The very promise brings a peace 
In which the stings of thorns now cease, 
And soft rest comes as shadows creep, 
To bring forgetfulness in sleep. 



Oh, what are we that this sweet sleep 

He gives to His beloved should rest 

On us, unworthy to be blest? 

lo\-e so great, in mercy deep 

He folds round us this robe of sleep. 

Exce]>t the Lord the city keep, 
The watchman wakes in vain from sleep. 
Then trust, and rest, O eyes tliat weep, 
As evening winds the grasses .sweep, 
So 'He giveth His beloved sleep.' 



Sweet roses soothe the warrior's sleep; 
Yet as he drinks the dew in death 
There comes a peace on wings of breath 
Far sweeter than the white rose heap, — 
'He giveth His beloved sleep.'" 



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Fourteenth — 1st 

Major AT'STIX SPRAGUE CUSHMAN 

Born September 9, 1827 Died January 29, 1907 

Served faithfully in the Union Army during the Civil War 

Married First November 17, 1861 

( AROLIXE LI'TIIER HATHAWAY 

Born July i, 1837 Died May 16, 1873 

3 children 

1. CARRIE SPRAGUE born June 24, 1863 

2. GERTRUDE born October 9, 1867 

3. LUCIA ROBERTA born April 27, 1873 

Died August 17, 1873 



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Married Second January 3, 1877 
MARY BLAKEWAY 



1st— 1st 

CAROLINE SPRAGUE CUSHMAN 

Born June 24, 1863 Died 

Married October 16, 1890 

CHARLES EMMONS CHAPIN 

Born March 3, 1862 Died 

1 child 
ROBERT CUSHMAN born October 31, 1892 



1 ^ O 1st 2d 

GERTRI'DE CUSHMAN 

Bom October 9, 1867 Died December 17, 1909 

Married June 30, 1894 

ROBERT LAIRD SCOPES 

Born October 10, 1863 Died 

2 children 

1. DONALD born March 10, 1895 

2. GERTRUDE EMILY born February 12, 1900 

Address, 6957 Sheridan Road, Rogers Park, IH. 

Fourteenth— 2d 

CHARLES MELVILLE ( USIOIAX 

Born December 1, 1829 Died 

Married November 18, 1856 

-JtTLIA J. DREW 

"Widow Brewer" 
Born 1833 Died 

No children 

Fourteenth— 3d 

EMILY SPRAGITE CI SHMAN 

Born June 23, 1832 Died May 2, 1902 

Married December 4, 1856 

CHARLES H. :VIANN 

Born August, 1832 Died February 18, 1891 



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No children 



Fourteenth — 5th 
WALTER STEVENS CrSIBIAN 



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Born December Ki. 18;57 Died July ^20, 1898 

Assistant Paymaster United States Navy, September '-27, 
18()'->, to May l-^, 1804 

Married December KJ, 1884^ 

CATHERINE CAMEHOX 

Born INIarch 28, 1850 Died 

1 child 

REBECCA WADDELL born December 2, 1886 

Address, Hillsboro, N.C. 



THE SHIP THAT NEVER RETURNED 

"On a summer day when tlie waves were rippled 
By the softest, gentlest breeze. 
Did a ship set sail with a cargo laden 
For a port beyond the seas. 
There were sweet farewells. 
There were loving signals. 
While a form was yet discerned. 
For they knew it not, "twas a solemn parting, 
For the ship, she never returned. 

Chorus 

Did she ever return? 
No, she never returned. 
Her fate is yet unlearned. 
Though for years and years 
There were fond ones watching 
For the ship that never returned. 

Said a feeble lad to his anxious mother: 

'I must cross the wide, wide sea. 

For they say, perchance, in a foreign climate. 

There is health and strength for me.' 

"Twas a gleam of hope in a maze of danger — 

Her poor heart for her youngest yearned. 

Yet she sent him forth with a smile and blessing 

On the ship that never returned. 

'Only one more trip," said a gallant seaman. 

As he kissed his weeping wife; 

'Only one more bag of this golden treasure. 

And "twill last us all through life. 

Then I"ll spend my days in my cosey cottage 

And enjoy the rest I've earned." 

But, alas, poor man ! for he sailed commander 

Of the ship that never returned." 



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Fifteenth 



"None knew lier but to love her; 
None named her but to praise." 



Sarah Sprague 

Born September 20, 180.5 Died November 15, 1893 

Married February 1, 1828 

WILLIAM HP:XRY SAMPSON 

Born August 20, 1802 Died July 4, 1882 

6 children 

1. OSCAR HALLET born February 9, 1829 

2. EUGENE HENRY born December 19, 1832 

3. LEONICE MARSTON l)orn March 29, 1837 

4. ^YILLIA:\I HENRY born 1839 

Died 1841 

5. LUCY SPRAGUE born August 4, 1841 

Not married 

6. SARAH SPRAGUE l)orn Jime 29, 1845 



Fifteenth— 1st 

OSCAR HALLET SAMPSON 

Born February 9, 1829 Died November 15, 1904 

Married September 4, 1851 

ELLEN CONSTANCE SAMPSON 

Born July 4, 1829 Died 

3 children 

1. CHARLES ED^YARD born August 16, 1855 

Not married 

2. PERCIVAL HALLET born March 18, 1862 

Died January 6, 1879 

3. GERTRUDE born :\Iareh 22, 1866 

Not married 



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Fifteenth-2d 



131 



EUGP:NE HENliY SAMPSON 

Born December 19, 1832 Died August 19, 1901 

Married October 2'2, 1857 

MARTHA GILBERT -^4^ ^. ^.o 

Born November 18, 1834 Died November IG, 1898 

5 children 

1. CAROLINE SPRAGUE born June 12, 18.59 

Died Eebruarv 8, 1860 

2. ELLEN CONSTANCE born October 23, 1860 

3. MABEL GILBERT born April 2, 1864 

Died January 2, 1865 

4. EUGENIA born July 21, 1866 

Not married 

5. EDITH GILBERT born June 10, 1870 

Not married 

2d— 2d 

ELLEN CONSTANCE SAMPSON 

Born October 23, 1860 Died 

Married November 2, 1893 

ARTHUR IL NEWELL 

Born December 29, 1857 Died January 8, 1908 

No children 



Fifteenth-3d 

LEONICE MARSTON SAMPSON 

Born March 29, 1837 Died 

Married November 12, 1857 

SAMUEL HENRY MORSE 

Born January 8, 1834 Died March 19, 1887 

3 children 

1. FREDERICK SPRAGUE born April 28, 1859 

2. CAROLINE born May, 1864 

Died August, 1864 

3. LEONICE SAMPSON born July 7, 1876 

Not married 



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3d— 1st 
FREDERICK SPRAGUE :\IORSE 



Born April 28, 18.59 Died 

Married 1901 

ANGELINE EDITH AIcARTER 
]3oi-n Died September 3, 1911 

No children 

Address, Japan 



Fifteenth— 6th 

SARAH SPRA(;iE SA.MPSON 

Born June 29, 1845 Died 

Married October 20, 1869 

SAMUEL JENNINGS HOWES 

Born September 12, 1845 Died October 20, 1874 

1 child 

FLORENCE born 1873 

Died December 25, 1874 

MY FIRELIGHT PICTURE 

"Alone ill the firelight I'm dreaming, 
And the pictured face that I see 
Is that of a guardian angel 
Who smiles on me tenderly. 
When the golden leaves of the autumn 
Were fast falling one by one, 
You slipped through the gates of the sunset 
To rest and peace and home." 



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SUCCESS 



"HE HAS ACHIEVED SUCCESS WIK) HAS LIVED WELL, LAUGHED 
OFTEN, AND LOVED MUCH: WHO HAS GAINED THE RESPECT 
OF INTELLIGENT MEN AND THE LOVE OF LITTLE CHILDREN: 
WHO HAS FILLED HIS NICHE AND ACCOMPLISHED HIS TASK: 
WHO HAS LEFT THE WORLD BETTER THAN HE FOUND IT, 
WHETHER BY AN IMPROVED POPPY, A PERFECT POEM, OR A 
RESCUED SOUL: WHO HAS NEVER LACKED APPRECIATION OF 
EARTHS BEAUTY, OR FAILED TO EXPRESS IT: WHO HAS ALWAYS 
LOOKED FOR THE BEST IN OTHERS AND GIVEN THE BEST HE 
HAD: WHOSE LIFE WAS AN INSPIRATION: WHOSE MEMORY A 
BENEDICTION." 



epilogue 

After one year and eight months of pleasant, agree- 
able, and interesting correspondence with many different 
families scattered throughout the United States and other 
parts of the world, and search in several graveyards and 
cemeteries as well as in various Town Records, I have com- 
pleted this little book and made it as perfect as possible 
from the data received. There are many dates of births, 
marriages, and deaths missing, left for each family to fill 
in for themselves. 

I would recommend and advise that each family of 
generation after generation growing up should keep cor- 
rect records of dates and information relating to itself, 
that in the future some one of them may continue this 
record of the Sprague Families from time to time, as gen- 
erations come and go, marching, marching, marching on, 
their tramping be heard throughout the corridors of all 
future time, as a numerous army of Sprague Descendants, 
ever increasing. 



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"Do your best for one another. 
Making life a pleasant dream. 
Help a worn and weary brother 
Pulling hard against the stream." 

MY TASK IS FINISHED 

AND 

I WILL BID YOU GOOD-BY 

AND 

SAY FAREWELL TO ONE AND ALL 
FOR TIME EVERLASTING 

I WRITE FOR THE LAST TIME 

Completeb 

AND LAY DOWN MY PEN 

FAREWELL 

" Farewell ! Farewell ! The billows break 
On distant deeps and shores descending. 
Farewell! Farewell! From lite awake 
And know that friendsliip hath no ending! 

Within those radiant realms of sleep — 

That sleep whose portals thou dost sunder — 

Dreamless, unwearied, thou shalt keep 

Guard o'er our souls that watch and wonder. 

Farewell! Farewell! The night is dark. 

And low the distant bells are tolling. 
Farewell! Farewell! Far speeds thy bark. 

Nor harbors where the waves are rolling. 

Safe in the port, the sail drops low, — 

The mariner of tides heeds never, — 
But from the prow a light shall flow 

To guide our storm-tossed craft forever." 

THE END 

amen 

"THE WEB OF OUR LIFE IS OF A MINGLED YARN, GOOD AND 
ILL T0(;ETHER." 

"THE END CROWNS ALL, 
AND THAT OLD COMMON ARBITRATOR, TIME, 
WILL ONE DAY END IT." 



Ippenbix 



BEAUTIFUL DUXBURY 

BY LUCY PORTER HIGGINS 




'Beautiful Duxbury! Dream of the sea! 
Who that has loved tliee l)ut turns back to thee! 
^Yho that has loved thee but calleth thee fair, — 
With sighs for a breath of tJiy pure morning air; 

II. 

For the blue of thy skies, and the blue of thy wave, 
Where the white sails glide, and the sea-birds lave; 
For the fragrant Pine, over hill and afar; 
For the long cool drives where the green woods are! 

III. 

In many a grave 'neath the quiet shade 
Is the dear dead dust of our fathers laid: 
Tliere the children come and the birds sing free; 
There we fain would rest when the end shall be. 



IV. 

Beautiful Duxbury: down through the years 
Float voices and visions, seen often through tears, — 
Of the Pilgrim's home, and his tireless hand. 
And the changeless faith of the Pilgrim Band. 



V. 

Their ]iomes were thy liills! Their graves are thy trust! 
And his spirit still thrills in thy veins — as it must; 
Thy rose-curtained mornings, thy sunsets' I'ed gold, 
E'en the mists of thy valleys, his presence enfold. 

VI. 

And his message is there — it is writ on the sky: 
'For Freedom I came, and for Freedom I die! 
For that crossed the ocean, the wilderness trod; 
And my gift to the race is the Freedom of God ! " 

VII. 

Beautiful Duxbury : oft in my dreams 
I stand on thy shores in the moonlight gleams — 
And I see thee asleep in tlie hush of night, 
While the stars go bv in the holv light. 



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VIII. 

Beautiful Duxbury: sometime I shall lie 

With thy peaceful dead, while the stars go by; 

I shall lie near dear hands that grew cold in my clasp. 

And my heart be at rest in Death's long, strong grasp. 

IX. 

And the years will flee, as the years have flown; 
And the birds will sing in the same sweet tone; 
And the murmuring Pine, and the murmuring sea, 
Beautiful Duxbury, still sing of thee." 



'Up! up! in nobler toil than ours 

No craftsmen bear a part: 
We make of nature's giant powers 

The slaves of human art. 
Lay rib to rib, and beam to beam, 

And drive the treenails free; 
Nor faithless joint, nor yawning seam, 

Shall tempt the searching sea." 



— Wkittier. 



'"Build me straight, O worthy master. 
Staunch and strong, a goodly vessel. 
That shall laugh at all disaster, 
And with wave and whirlwind wrestle.' 

Day by day the vessel grew. 
With timbers fashioned strong and true, 
Stemson and keelson and sternson-knee, 
Till, framed with perfect symmetry. 




All is finished! and at length 

Has come the bridal day 
Of beauty and of strength, 

To-day the vessel shall be launched. 



-Longfellow. 



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'My ship has sailed on many seas, 
Since she was launched in shadow- 
land ; 
In raging storm or gentle breeze 

Her helm has answered my com- 
mand. 

In tropic climes, by flowered shores. 
She went with spotless sails un- 
furled; 

Past youth's Bahamas and Azores, 
The jil) was shot to gird the world. 

Far to the North, in many a port. 

In search of gold — on pleasure bent; 
Puffed up with pride or drunk with 
sport. 
Round all the world she swiftly 
went. 



MY SHIP 

At last the frozen zone, the dark, 



That frighten seekers of the pole; 
Ice, floes, and wind, the gaunt wolf's 

bark. 
The doubt and questioning of the 

soul! 

Then rescue, help from stranger's 
hands, 
^Yhen hope was faint and love was 
dead ; 
Back by the quays of foreign lands. 
To home and friends my good ship 
sped. 

Here, in this haven, free from care, 
A few brief moons she'll take her rest; 

Till one day in the sunset's glare 
My ship will vanish to the West." 



BALLADE OF A SAILOR 

"He sails the inscrutable seas. 

His joy is the glad vessel's flight; 
He's a slave to the skipper's decrees, 

He's a rollicking, rolling wight; 

His wisdom, it may be, is slight, 
His love is the salt wave's swirl; 

But whatever his age or his plight — 
He's fond of his grog and his girl. 

He hails the propitious, cjuick breeze. 

If it comes in the day or the night; 
He's forced to relin(|uish his ease. 

He's coni])elled to renounce his delight; 

When the rigging is frozen and tight. 
He's ordered to make and to furl; 

But though he's obedient quite — 
He's fond of his grog and his girl. 

If in peril, mayhap on his knees 

He prays with the all of his might; 
And what if his j)enitence flees 

The moment the good ship is right? 

Yet danger he oft may invite. 
Or an oath at its imminence hurl: 

But here I would chiefly recite — 
He's fond of his grog and his girl. 

En^'OY 

His manner is bluff, and his spite 
Is as brief as his pipe-smoke's curl: 

But again I am urged to indite — 
He's fond of his grog and his girl." 



There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, 

There is a rapture on the lonely shore, 

There is society, where none intrudes, 

By the deep Sea, and music in its roar : 

I love not Man the less, but Nature more. 

From these our interviews, in which I steal 

From all I may be, or have been before. 

To mingle with the Universe, and feel 

What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal. 

Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean — roll! 

Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; 

Man marks the earth with ruin — his control 

Stops with the shore; upon the watery plain 

The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain 

A shadow of man's ravage, save his own, 

When for a moment, like a drop of rain. 

He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan, 

Without a grave, unknell'd, uncoffin'd, and unknown." 



To your judgments give not the reins 
With too much eagerness, like him who ere 
The corn be ripe is fain to count the grains: 
For I have seen the briar through the winter snows 
Look sharp and stiff — yet on a future day 
High on its summit bear the tender rose: 

And ship Fve seen, that through the storm hath passed. 
Securely bounding o'er the watery way. 

At entrance of the harbor wrecked at last." 



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MOTHER EARTH 



"Onward in unresting round, 

Yielding to the Sun-god's miglit, 
Knowing neither goal nor bound. 
Day by day and night by night. 

Mother Earth her law fulfils. 
Circling through the vast inane, 

Bearing human joys and ills. 

Life and death and boon and banc. 

We, the human mites that creej). 
Crowd and jostle, climb and fall. 

Born of earth, in earth to sleep, — 
What are we to face the All? 

Yet we know our mother's ways, 
Know her moods benign or cold. 



And that she her Lord obeys. 
As she did obey of old. 

Long ere she our race could bear. 

When but monstrous births she knew, 

And that onward she must fare. 
Yielding still obedience true. 

When our race hath swarmed and passed, 
When she can no more bring forth. 

Rolling blindly 'mid the vast. 
Withered, lifeless, nothing worth. 

Till at length — so say the seers — 
Ever drawn to the Master's breast, 

Marking ever briefer years. 
She hath sunk to perfect rest." 



THE EARTH AND MAN. 



"A little sun, a little rain, 

A soft wind blowing from the west — 
And woods and fields are sweet again, 
And warmth within the mountain's 
breast. 

So simple is the earth we tread. 

So quick with love and life her frame. 
Ten thousand years have dawned and 
fled 
And still her magic is the same. 



A little love, a little trust, 

A soft impulse, a sudden dream. 

And life as dry as desert dust 

Is fresher than a mountain stream. 

So simple is the heart of man. 
So ready for new hope and joy. 

Ten thousand years since it began 
Have left it younger than a boy." 



'The watery grave now opens all 
Dreadful from below, 
When waves move the sea and 
Stormy winds do blow; 
But when the danger's over 
And safe we come on shore, 
The horrors of the tempest 
We think of no more." 



A TRUE BOSTONIAN 

'A soul from e:irth to heaven went, 'In Trinity a pew I own, 

To whom the saint, as he drew near. Where Brooks is held in such respect, 

Said, 'Sir, what claim do you present And its society is known 

To us, to be admitted here?' 'i'o ''« t'le cream of the select. 

' In fair Nahant, a charming spot, 
'In Boston I was born and bred, j ^^^.^^ .^ ^,jjj.^^ j^^^,^^ .^^.^^^j^^^ 

And in her schools was educated; .^^^^^ j^^^ ^f ^^^^ ^ ,J^,rial lot 

I afterwards at Harvard read, i,j jg^r Mount Auburn's hallowed 

And was with honors graduated. shades.' 

Saint Peter mused, and shook his head. 

Then, as a gentle sigh he drew, 
'Go back to Boston, friend,' he said, ♦ 

'Heaven is not good enough for you.'" 



SONG 

"The boat is tied; 

My treasure's home; 
No need have I to sail the sea; 
No more need roam 
'Gainst storm, nor ride 
On waves that beat incessantly. 

Now, at the end. 

What has it brought? 
Not wealth, but things of greater worth: 
Love and a friend. 
For these I sought 
And found them all about the earth. 

God speed the wind 
Who sets his sail 
Nor waits for sun or sparkling star! 
Oh, may he find 
His holy grail 
Though storm should bear his boat afar ! ' 



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'America is a glorious nation, 
In this world there's none like she. 
For they are the boys who planted a tree, 
That planted a tree called Liberty. 
Long may live this t'ree-born nation. 
Long may live the rights of man. 
For we've a right to the Constitution 
Erected by George Washington." 



FOR FREEDOM'S BIRTHDAY 

'Dearer and yet more dear Over the land and the sea 
As we learn her untold worth Her starry banner flies, 

Grows Freedom year by year Its field of blue in purity 

When we celebrate her birth. Matching our nortliern skies, 

And her home doth a nobler land ap- ^j^j j^ guards in the holiest memory 

P^^"" . The grave where the patriot lies. 

To the nations of the eartli. 

Heaven grant that its grace be laid 

On our splendid heritage, 
That what was our ])ortion made 

We may give a yet happier age. 
And that blazoned glory never may fade 

From History's fairest page." 



"I do love 
My country's good with a respect more tender, 
More holy and profound, than my own life." 



'Under the wide and starry sky This be the verse you grave for me: 

Dig the grave and let me' lie. 'Here he lies, where he longed to be; 

Glad did I live, and gladly die. Home is the sailor, home from the sea. 
And I laid mc down with a will. And the hunter home from the hill.'^ 



"As life runs on, the road grows strange 
With faces new, and near the end 
The milestones into gravestones change, 
'Neath every one a friend." 



" In every land 

It's all the same — 
The spade at last 

Trumps every game." 



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SO WE GROW OLD 

A broken toy; a task that held away 
A yearning chikl-heart from an hour of play; 
A Christmas that no Christmas idols brought; 
A tangled lesson, full of tangled thought; 
A homesick boy; a Senior gowned and wise; 
A glimpse of life, when, lo! the curtains rise 

Fold over fold. 
And hangs the picture, like a boundless sea — 
The world, all action and reality — 

So we grow old. 

A wedding, and a tender wife's caress; 

A prattling babe the parents' life to bless; 

A home of joys and cares in equal part; 

A dreary watching with a heavy heart: 

And death's dread angel knocking at the gate, 

And hope and courage bidding sorrow wait 

Or loose her hold; 
A new-made grave, and then a brave return 
To where the fires of life triumphant burn — 

So we grow old, 
Old to ourselves, but children yet to be, 
In the strange cities of eternity." 



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GROWING OLD GRACEFULLY 

■ Softly, oh, softly, the years have swept by thee, 

Touching thee lightly with tenderest care; 
Sorrow and death they have brought nigh thee, 
Yet they have left thee but beauty to wear. 
Growing old gracefully, 
Gracefully fair. 

Far from the storms that are lashing the ocean. 
Nearer each day to the pleasant home light; 
Far from the waves that are big with commotion. 
Under full sail and the harbor in sight. 
Growing old gracefully. 
Cheerful and bright. 

Past all the winds that were adverse and chilling, 

Past all the islands that lured thee to rest. 
Past all the currents that lured thee unwilling. 
Far from thy course to the land of the blest. 
Growing old peacefully. 
Peaceful and blest." 



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'But ah, how we sigh 
While hoping' for the best, 
As years roll by 
The heart will find its rest; 
But hope soon dies 
And sorrow holds her sway. 
For many that we learn to prize 
Soon pass away. 

Refrain. 

But just as of old 

The moments come and go. 

The spring with its flowers, 

And the winter with its snow, 

The hours pass away. 

The seasons warm and cold. 

And time rolls along to-day 

Just as of old." 



" Temp us Jug it! 
So make the most of it. 
While you are alive, gather roses; 
For, when you are dead. 
You're dead a damned long time. 



'Use almost can change the stamp of nature. 
And either curb the devil or throw him out 
With wondrous potency." 



"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good thing, there- 
fore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human 
being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall 
not pass this way again." 



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THE PALE BOATMAN 

'In that cold and ancient wherry. 
By that thronged though fearful ferry, 

O'er that hold and boisterous river, 
See that boatman, bending ever. 

He has toiled for every nation 
Since the birthday of creation. 

When old Eve, our primal mother. 

Wiped the death damp from Cain's brother, 

Then that boatman took that wherry 
And first crossed that fearful ferry; 

Looked he stern and pale beside it, 
At that first time that he tried it. 

iNIortals! You and I must go in 
That same boat which he is rowing." 



'Come softly, years, though you come swift. 
That thinking not of you life's way I go, 
Glad for the sun, the rain, love's precious gift — 
Then, sudden, find the hills are white with snow! 

And if there be no meeting past the grave. 

If all is darkness, silence, A^et 'tis rest; 

Be not afraid, ye waiting hearts that weep. 
For God still giveth his beloved sleep. 

And if an endless sleep he wills — so best." 



'Like as a plank of driftwood, tossed on the watery main, 
Another plank encounters, meets, touches, parts again, 
So tossed and drifting ever, on life's unrestful sea. 
Men meet and greet and sever, parting eternally." 



l^tminimntti 



B^emmisicencesJ 



OF 



The Olden Times 



IN 



The Old Colony Town 



OF 



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Plymouth County 

iW[aj5£Jacf)ugettsi 



BY 



Hon. Seth Sprague 



"Jotted down by him 
when past his 84th year 
1845 



preface 

" In reading the few interesting pages of Hon. Seth 
Sprague's diary, one must bear in mind the very meagre 
opportunities for schoohng boys had in his day and at the 
time of his father's death, when he was only a child of fifteen, 
he was obliged to devote himself to the whole care of the 
farm to support his mother and grandmother. He was 
sixteen years old on the day of the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence, and at nineteen years of age married Deborah Samp- 
son in 1779. He was a highly honored citizen of Duxbury. 
For forty years Justice of the Peace. For twenty-seven years 
in succession a member of the Massachusetts Legislature, 
both in the House and Senate. Several times chosen one 
of the Counsellers to the Governor of Massachusetts, but 
always declined the honor. Appointed by the President of 
the United States principal assessor for the Thirteenth 
District of Massachusetts. Twice honored by being chosen 
a member of the Electoral College, which determine the 
choice of the President and the Vice President of the United 
States. He was active in all the important movements for 
the improvements of his native town. In his day the spell- 
ing was different from the spelling of today." 

(See Sprague Memorial })y Richard Soule, Jr., 1847.) 



REMINISCENCES OF HON. SETH 

SPRAGUE 



I, Seth Sprague, being old and infirm and lonely, for 
the double purpose of amusing myself and informing my 
children of the fashions of olden times and of some few things 
that took place in this town and county and at the beginning 
of the American Revolution, I now sit myself down to write 
some of them. There were many things that took place at 
that time too minute and trivial to be recorded in general 
history, that may be somewhat interesting to those who 
did not live at that day. i 

The town of Duxbury was truly a Whig town. There 
were but two Torys in it. One was Gamaliel Bradford, 
father of the late Col. Gamaliel Bradford, the other was 
Briggs Alden, father of the late Maj. Judah Alden. 

Immediately after the Lexington battles they both made 
their recantation in writing at the Town Meeting and asked 
forgiveness. Copies of their letters are now on the town 
records. 

Marshfield was a Tory town, perhaps the most so of any 
in this state. In the year 1773 and 4, a majority of the 
people of that town were Torys, there was at that time a 
great degree of enmity between the Wigs of Duxbury and 
the Torys of Marshfield. The Torys applied and obtained 
from Gen. Gage a company of soldiers. They were stationed 
at the house of Ray Thomas, now owned by Daniel Webster. 



This company of soldiers were at Marshfield about four 
months chiefly in the winter of 1775. 

They often traveled about the town of Duxbury much 
to the terror of the women. Immediately on the news of 
the battle at Lexington, two regiments of what was then 
called Minutemen marched towards Marshfield in order to 
take this single company of British soldiers. Had they 
marched directly to their quarters, they might have been 
taken prisoners without a drop of blood being shed, as their 
captain afterwards was heard to say that he should not 
thought of making any resistance to so formidable a 
force. 

But the American soldiers instead of marching directly 
to the quarters of the enemy, one regiment quartered one 
night in Duxbury and the other in Marshfield, two miles 
from the enemy. 

This delay gave an opportunity for the British soldiers to 
embark on board a vessel that was sent from Boston to re- 
ceive them. The Torys of Marshfield who had taken an 
open and active part in favor of the oppressive acts of the 
British Government went off to the British at Boston, 
others that had been less active remained at home, but 
the Whigs of Duxbury searched every house in Marshfield 
that was thought to be inhabited by a Tory and took all 
the fire arms they could find. Ray Thomas went off with 
the British, but he left his family at Marshfield. 

A man by the name of Dunbar belonging to Bridgewater 
bought some fat cattle of Mrs. Thomas and drove them to 
Plymouth, he killed one of them. Before it was splitten in 
two, the people found out that it came from Ray Thomas' 
farm; they put it into a cart, spread it open in such a man- 



ner that Dunbar could sit in the body of the Ox. They 
then commanded him to get in; they seated him in the body 
of the Ox and put the Tripe over and on his head and drove 
him on to Kingston. There another set of men took him 
to Duxbury, then quite a number of Duxbury men drove 
him on to Marshfield. I was then a great boy about 
fourteen years old. I was among the rabble of boys that 
went hooting and hollowing behind the cart. 

They drove the cart up within two rods of the front door, 
told Dunbar to get out, then tipped up the cart and let the 
Ox shde out. 

Mrs. Thomas was a well informed, prudent, discreet 
woman, she opened her front window and addressed the 
company in such a manner as I have reason to think made 
some of them, at least, very much ashamed. 

I can now remember but a very small part of her speech. 
She told the company that the Collector was calling on her 
to pay a large tax, which she felt very anxious to pay and 
that Mr, Thomas' creditors were calling on her for their due, 
which she was willing to pay as far as she could. Although 
it was good fun for me to follow Dunbar with tripe on his 
head, I got somewhat frightened before I got home. 

Some of the men began to talk of paying Uncle Phineas 
a visit, meaning my father. One of them observed that 'he 
expected his pot would split before Spring.' I fully under- 
stood what they meant. 

I think such was the excitement at the time, that if it 
had not been night, or nearly so, when the rabble got back 
to Duxbury, my father's beef barrel, at least, would have 
been riffled, for it had at that time some beef in it that came 
from Ray Thomas' farm. 



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At the time Ray Thomas went away he was owing my 
father, about $50.00 on the note of hand and he was fearful 
of losing it. He asked Mrs. Thomas if she would let him 
have a fat Ox on account of that note and she very willingly 
let him have the Ox. 

This act was thought by some, at that time to be very 
criminal in my father, but my father's fat never split or 
the Beef poisoned any of the family. Previous to the war, 
there were Liberty poles raised in every town in the State. 
We had a very high one in Duxbury; it stood near, where 
the Gershom Bradford house now stands. There was a 
great gathering of people at the raising of it. It was some- 
what of a terror to evil doers. If any one was suspected of 
being a Tory, he was threatened to be histed up on the 
Liberty Pole. I have observed that the love of Liberty 
which our Pilgrim fathers brought with them when they 
landed on Plymouth Rock has decended down not only to 
the third and fourth generation but to the sixth and 
seventh. A very great proportion of the people in Dux- 
bury are descendants from the Pilgrims who came to Plym- 
outh in the May Flower or in other vessels soon after. It 
may be interesting to some to know the particular spots of 
ground, on which the first settlers built their houses. I 
need not mention in this narrative where Captain Standish, 
Elder Brewster or John Alden located their houses — that 
is very generally known. I know of but three farms in this 
town of Duxbury, at this time owned by men of the same 
name of the men who first settled on them, I mean those 
on which our Pilgrim fathers settled. The heirs of the late 
Major Judah Alden own the farm on which John Alden 
settled. Barker Hunt owns the farm on which Edmont 



Hunt settled. Seth Sprague owns the farm on which 
Francis Sprague settled. 

Francis Sprague's house stood on what is commonly 
called 'Sprague's Neck,' a little south of where the stage 
office now is. Experience Mitchel's house stood where the 
Stage Office now is. 

Edmund Hunt's house stood not far from where Barker 
Hunt's house now stands. Constant Southworth's house 
stood nigh where the Duxbury cloth factory, now made 
into a tack factory. 

A man by the name of Howland, whose Christian name 
I have forgotten settled nigh where the Universal Meeting 
House now stands. 

There was once a Quaker Meeting House, a little south of 
where the stage office now is, they, like the other Quakers, 
were persecuted, but not to that degree they were in 
Massachusetts. 

There is a very ancient Burying Ground on the high 
ground, a little north of the Methodist Meeting House. I 
think the ground that was occupied for that purpose is 
about four rods square, it is my opinion, that the Quakers 
were buried there, however that may be, I am sure a num- 
ber of people are buried there. Where I was, I could see 
the graves very plainly, it was well known to the old people, 
seventy or eighty years now past and gone, that there was a 
burying place there, I have often heard my father speak of it. 

The manner of living and the fashions have greatly 
changed since I was young. I can remember when there 
was not a four wheeled charrage of any kind in the town 
of Duxbury and but one shays, and if that was on hand 
now, as good as it was that day, it would not sell for ten 



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dollars. People of that day rode almost holly on horse- 
back and a horse that would not carry double was consid- 
ered of little value. By ' carrying double ' which was a com- 
mon expression at that day, 77ient carrying a man with a 
woman on a pillion behind him and I myself have rode 
many a mile on horseback with my wife behind me, with 
a child in her arms. 

I remember when there was but one floor in the town of 
Duxbury that had a carpet on it and that was of the kind 
that was at that time called Rag coverlids; it was thought 
at that time to be very extravagant to put a coverlid on 
the floor to tread on. 

I remember perfectly well the manner of living eighty 
years now gone. Very little tea or coffee was then used by 
the people in the country towns. My father was considered 
to be an independent farmer and lived as well and in as 
good fashion as the people of the town generally. 

In the faul of the year, and for some time after killing their 
Beef and Pork, for dinners they would have fresh meat but 
seldom any for supper or breakfast, that was most com- 
monly of milk or broth, as when meat was boiled, either 
fresh or salt, the broath was to be thickened with Indian 
meal and it was a common saying, that ' the person who 
would eat no broath ought to have no meat.' 

When meat or fouls were rosted, the fashion was first, to 
put the gravy and Indian pudding on to the table and let 
the meat or foul stand by the fire untill the company had 
eaten of the pudding and gravy, this was the fashion when 
I was a boy say of six or seven years of age; by degrees it 
altered which occasioned some disputes between the old 
people and the young. 



I remember this when I was a young man or rather a 
great boy. I happened to be at the house of Thomas Water- 
man at Marshfield on business. At dinner time, (the fam- 
ily consisted of his mother and himself) , his mother was not 
only an old woman, but an old fashioned woman. They had 
a piece of rosted beef for dinner; the old woman according to 
the old fashion, put the pudding and gravy, on the table, the 
son says, 'Mother, put the meat on the table.' The old 
lady says, 'No, eat the pudding and gravy first.' The 
son says again, 'Mother do put the meat on the table.' 
The old lady again answers in somewhat of an angry tone, 
' You shall not have the meat until you have eat the pud- 
ding and gravy.' The son then arose from the table, took 
the meat from before the fire, set it on the table, cut a good 
slice and put it on my plate, the old lady all the time 
scolding most vemenUy, so that I dare not eat the meat, until 
the son said. Young man, eat the meat, don't mind mother.' 

I remember when I was a boy, in the winter, my father 
got up early one morning; after making a large fire, he 
hung on a pot with bean porrage in it and then go to the 
barn to feed the cattle. My mother would get up soon and 
crumb bread and put it into the pewter dishes and by the 
time my father came from the barn, the Bean porridge 
would be hot. My mother would then take a wooden 
ladle dip some of the Bean porridge from the pot and put 
it into the pewter basons, my father and mother would eat 
out of one bason, myself and two sisters, out of the other. 
My mother would then put the porrage pot away, wash the 
two basons, then go to weaving or spinning. 

A short time after I was married, I mounted an old team 
horse and went four miles to fech my wife home. I took 



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her pillion, for girls at that time always kept a pillion and 
fastened it behind my saddle and so we both rode to the 
house, where she spent the remainder of her days, which was 
sixty four years. It was nearly supper time when she got 
to her new home and she made some milk porrage for sup- 
per, we both eat out of one dish. The King on his throne 
with all the luxurys that the world could afford could not 
be happier. Our furniture consisted of six second-handed 
old fashioned chairs, one white pine table, three or four 
pewter plates, two wooden plates and a small quantity of 
brown earthen ware, made at Charlestown, and a small 
quantity of hollow ware and our house was as well furnished 
as was those of young beginners at that day, in country 
towns generally. 

Not only the fashions of living have greatly altered since 
my first remembrance, but all other fashions. 

In olden times the Deacon of the Church, always read the 
Psalm or Hymn, line by line, for the singers, on the Sab- 
bath, to sing and they always read with a tone lengthing 
out each word as long as they could blow out their breath 
and when the choir of singers, first began to sing without the 
Deacon's assistance, the old people often left the meeting. 

In the old times of which I am writing, it was very 
common to give nick names to both men and women, it was 
so common that I have known young people who did not 
know the real name of some of the old people. 

It was also very fashionable to make short rymes on each 
other. There was a very homely man in Duxbury, by the 
name of Judah West, who used to work in the ship carpen- 
ter's yard and divert the company with his rymes. One of 
the young men of the gang of carpenters, got married and 



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a few days after, asked Uncle Judah to make a verse on 
him. Uncle Judah said, 'he was afraid if he did he would 
be mad,' but he promised he would not, so Uncle Judah 
complyed with his request and delivered his verse right off 
without any premeditation — 

'I pray I he Lord 
That Thomas Ward 
May not iiicreas his seed, 
Tliat our town may not abound. 
With that accurssed breed. 
For they will steal l)otli meal and meal, 
And every thing that's good. 
Posts and Rails, lie never fails 
To take for fii'e wood.' 

After making a verse on each man working with him in 
the ship yard, he made one on himself — 

'There is old Judah the drouge 
With his augur and gouge 
With his elauter hees and white eyes 
He oft times glories in telling long stories, 
Whieh most pe()i)le take to be lies.' 

In those olden times there was much more reverence paid 
to ministers than there is at this time, so much so the chil- 
dren of that day, many of them, at least, thought that 
they were something more than men. I remember that 
when I was a boy, Parson Turner used to visit my father's 
house, he wore a very large white wig, he was a very austere 
man and I was exceedingly afraid of him. 

I will now endeavor to write a few words on the rise, 
progress and decline of business in the town of Duxbury 
at the close of the American Revolution. 



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The people of Duxbury were very poor. It ought to be 
recorded to the credit of four ship carpenters, all poor and 
without any literary attainments, Ezra Weston, Nathaniel 
and Joshua Winsor and Samuel Delano. They were men 
of good sound common sense, men of uncommon industry, 
energy, perseverance and economy. The two Mr. Win- 
sors went immediately into Bank Fishing and the humble 
writer of this narritive went in their employ to the Grand 
Banks to hall the Cod-line. Ezra Weston and others fol- 
lowed the example of the Winsors. 

The fishing business was then good, Fish sehing from 
five dollars to five and a quarter. The fishing business 
and the ship carpenter's business increased and a little vil- 
lage sprang up like a mushroom and it became necessary 
that a publick highway should be laid out to accomidate 
this new made village and petitions were presented to the 
selectmen, requesting them to lay out a road, which they did, 
but the town would not accept of their report. The Court 
of Sessions which had at that time power to cut roads,". . . 
(The Journal was never finished, but ended here.) 

"Bean porridge hot, 
liean porridge cold, 
Bean porridge in the pot 
Nine days old." 

— New Englayid Folksong. 

"'GOOD-BY' 

We say it for an hour or for years; 
We say it smiling, say it choked with tears; 
AVe say it coldly, say it with a kiss; 
And yet we have no other word than this — 
'Good-by.'" 



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We have no dearer word for our heart's friend, 
For him who journeys to the world's far end, 
And scars our soul with going; thus we say, 
As unto hini who steps but o'er the way — 
'Good-by.' 

Alike to those we love and those we hate. 
We say no more at parting. At life's gate. 
To him wlio passes out beyond earth's sight. 
We cry. as to the wanderer for a night — 
'Good-by.'" . 



When Mr. Sprague first entered upon public duties he 
was the youngest man in his native town that took an 
active part in its concerns, as he is now the oldest citizen 
of the place who attends the town-meetings. The earliest 
occasion on which his agency in the affairs of the town began 
to be eminently conspicuous occurred in the year 1798, 
when he took an especial interest in the measure of opening 
what is now the main thoroughfare of the place, — the road 
which runs near the shore of the Bay from Powder Point 
to the house of the late Captain Daniel Hall. Indeed, he 
and three other influential citizens of the town may be 
said to have been the sole projectors of this road, for they 
were at first almost its only advocates. They employed 
a lawyer at their own expense to plead for it before the 
Court of Sessions, from which tribunal authority to lay 
out roads in the several towns of the county was then 
derived. The town, in its public capacity, appeared, by 
attorney, in opposition to the measure. Nevertheless it was 
finally sanctioned by the Court, and the road was laid out, 

*Ezra Weston, Joshua Winsor, and Samuel Delano. 



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and completed in the course of two years, according to the 
wishes of its friends. But, in order fully to carry out their 
design, it was necessary to construct a bridge over Blue-fish 
River; and those who had opposed the opening of the road 
took the ground that, as the river was navigable water, the 
Court of Sessions had no power to order the erection of a 
bridge over it. Several town-meetings were held between 
the years 1800 and 1803, and much animated discussion 
ensued in relation to this subject. It was contended, fur- 
thermore, on the part of the opposition, that the cost of 
the bridge would be very great — three thousand dollars at 
least. To meet this objection, Mr. Sprague, and his friends 
above referred to, after privately agreeing to be joint under- 
takers to build a bridge and dam, according to a model 
which they had prepared, petitioned the selectmen to call 
another town-meeting. A meeting was accordingly soon 
after convened; and when the arguments of the opposition 
began to turn, as before, upon the enormous expense of the 
proposed structure, Mr. Sprague took the opportunity to 
move that the town agree to build the bridge, after the 
model there exhibited, provided any responsible man would 
undertake the work for the sum of fifteen hundred dollars. 
The motion was put to vote without debate and carried. 
Thereupon one of the four who had made the agreement 
alluded to immediately rose and accepted, in his own name, 
the offer of the town, as expressed by the vote just passed. 
This occurred on the second Monday of February, 1803. 
The very next day preparations for building the bridge 
were commenced in good earnest by the contractor and his 
associates. Some of the most persevering in the ranks of 

* Joshua ^Yinsol•. 



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the opposition threatened to call still another meeting, with 
a view to having the recent vote reconsidered. But the 
undertaking proceeded so rapidly, that before this threat 
could be executed it was quite too late to think of re- 
tracting. In the course of a few months the bridge was 
completed to the satisfaction of a committee of the town* 
who had been chosen to oversee and inspect the work of 
its construction. 

(See Memorial ol' the Sprague Family l)y Iliehard Soule, Jr.) 

"l. And it came to pass in the days of Caesar, the King, 
that he commanded his servant Joshua, saying, get thee 
up a journey into the land of the Hanoverites, to Benjamin, 
the Scribe. 

"2. And say unto him, I, Caesar, the King, have sent 
forth my decree, and commanded that the people in the 
land of Sodom shall no longer be separated from the Wes- 
tonites, the Drewites, and the Cushmanites, that dwell on 
the north side of the great river Blue-fish. 

''3. And also command Benjamin, the Scribe, that he 
forthwith make out a petition and convey it to the Judges 
and Magistrates of our land, commanding them that they 
straightway direct the Sodomites, the Westonites, and all 
the other Ites, within our borders, to build a bridge over 
the great River Blue-fish. 

"4. So the Judges and Magistrates, fearing Caesar, the 
King, and Joshua, his servant, commanded that the bridge 
be^built according to Caesar's decree. 

* This committee consisted of the foHowing persons: Samuel A. 
Frazar, Ezra Weston, and Isaiah Alden. 



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''5. But it came to pass that there arose up certain of 
the tribes of Judah and Levi and of Samuel, and of the 
Chandlerites, and others most learned in the law, and 
showed unto the Judges and Magistrates that Caesar, the 
King, had done wickedly, in commanding what was un- 
lawful to be done, and so by the voice of the multitude the 
decree was set aside. 

"6. And it came to pass that Caesar and the Sodom- 
ites wrought up the minds of the people, and cast such delu- 
sions before their eyes that they had fear before Caesar, 
the King, and at length resolved to build the bridge, and 
connect Caesar's dominions to the land of Sodom. 

"7. And now behold Caesar, the King, has erected an 
arch fifty cubits high, on that bridge, which the people, 
in their folly, have built — and set up an image over on the 
top of the arch, and commanded all the people from the 
land of Sodom on the south, the Westonites, and all the 
other tribes in the North to assemble on the fourth day of 
the seventh month, and bow their heads to the image which 
the King has set up. 

"8. And behold the people assembled according to the 
King's decree, and did as he had commanded." 

(See Memorial of the Sprague Family by Richard Soule, Jr.) 



Note. Ezra Weston was one of the most energetic, enteri^rising, 
perscsxring and wealthy men in the town of Duxbury, Plymouth 
County, Massachusetts; was the largest ship-builder and ship-owner 
in the country, and was familiarly known as King Caesar. He was 
looked up to as the leading citizen of the town. 



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