The Peirson family in Wayne County, New York: with early history of the family ... 1638-1916 (Google eBook)

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Arcadia Adv. Co., 1917 - Reference - 115 pages
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Page 72 - Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For tho...
Page 36 - God to call me hence do thereby make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, that is to say, First...
Page 114 - I walked the ocean strand ; A pearly shell was in my hand : I stooped and wrote upon the sand My name — the year — the day. As onward from the spot I passed, One lingering look behind I cast : A wave came rolling high and fast, And washed my lines away. And...
Page 114 - To leave nor track nor trace. And yet with Him who counts the sands, And holds the waters in his hands, I know a lasting record stands Inscribed against my name Of all this mortal part has wrought. Of all this...
Page 21 - Pierson (among the presidents) a man around whose character and history, the shadows of a century and a half have gathered, but who has still left memorials enough of his honorable and useful career, to insure immortality to his name.
Page 38 - ... and lastly I do hereby revoke all former and other will or wills by me made and declare this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I...
Page 37 - Peirson his heirs and assigns forever, I also give and devise to my...
Page 28 - ... Road, where now is the hospital garden, in 1641 was built the earliest church to which had already come its first minister. The name of Rev. Abraham Pierson stands first on the Indian deed, finally consummated December 13, 1640, and which he no doubt helped to compose. In this for sixteen coates and three score bushels of Indian corn, to be paid upon lawful demand the last of September 1641, the settlers were granted "eight miles square of land from Sea to Sea. . . beginning at the place where...
Page 38 - York, one of the United States of America, by the grace of God, free and Independent, to their brethren of the other of the said United States, in Congress Assembled, and to all others who shall see these our letters patent, send Greeting...
Page 53 - Educated in district school; lived with his father on the farm until the breaking out •of the Rebellion when he enlisted in the lllth Reg.

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