A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, SHOWING THREE GENERATIONS OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE MAY, 1692, ON THE BASIS OF FARMER'S REGISTER. VOL. I. (Google eBook)

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Page vii - God sifted a whole nation, that He might send choice grain into the wilderness.
Page vii - ... of the people of the New England colonies in 1775 were descendants of those here in 1692, and that probably seven-eighths of them were offspring of the first settlers, and originating from England proper. He adds: "A more homogeneous stock cannot be seen, I think, in any so extensive region, at any time since that when the Ark of Noah discharged its passengers on Mount Ararat, except in the few centuries elapsing before the confusion of Babel.
Page vii - ... early history of John Harvard; but although Mr. Everett, then our minister to the court of St. James, rendered every assistance in his power, no trace of Harvard could be found, except his signature on taking his degrees at the University of Cambridge. Mr. Savage tells us that he would gladly have given five hundred dollars to get five lines about him in any capacity, public or private.
Page 161 - The hand of the Lord cuts him off, not giving him repentance to life, that other sons of Belial of his persecuting spirit might be warned not to put the evil day far from them.
Page v - I suppose that nineteen twentieths of the people of these New England colonies in 1775 were descendants of those found here in 1692.
Page vii - By an instinct of our nature, we all love to learn the places of our birth, and the chief circumstances in the lives of our progenitors.
Page v - Assistants or Counsellors, and Ministers of the Gospel, in the several Colonies, from 1620 to 1692 ; Representatives of the General Court of Massachusetts, from 1634 to 1692 ; Graduates of Harvard College, to 1662 ; Members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, to 1662 ; Freemen admitted to the Massachusetts Colony, from 1630 to 1662 ; with many other of the early inhabitants of New England and Long Island, NY, from...
Page 93 - Hannah, d. of Stephen Swett, had Stephen, 13 Dec. foil.; Hannah, 3 Dec. 1673 ; Nathaniel, 16 Jan. 1676; Mary, 2 May 1678; Eliz.
Page 204 - Sept. 1635, prob. had other ch. beside John, bapt. 24 Aug. 1645 ; and Samuel, 12 July 1647 ; bef. rem. 1650 to New London ; thence in 1663 to Newtown, LI Sarah m. Simon Sacket of Springfield, and to her only ch. Joseph with his mo. the gr.f. B. gave his New London est. after she had m. Woodward. Hardly is the report of this gent. utter. with adequate distinctness by the Conn. historians. Porter makes his rem. "perhaps to NJ
Page 401 - ... came, such worth his love did crave, Ten companies of foot also, mourning marched to his grave. Let all that read be sure to keep the faith as he has done; With Christ he lives now crowned, his name was Humphrey Atherton." On the grave of three brothers, by the name of Clarke. "Here lies three Clarks, their accounts are even, Entered on earth, carried up to heaven.

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