Eaton Grange: And Notes of Andrews, Kimball and Eaton Family

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Republican Press Association, 1890 - 88 pages
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Page 39 - The plantations were all deserted; the cotton and corn were ripe: men, women and children above ten years of age could be employed in saving these crops. To do this work with contrabands, or to have it done, organization under a competent chief was necessary. On inquiring for such a man Chaplain Eaton, now and for many years the very able United States Commissioner of Education, was suggested. He proved as efficient in that field as he has since done in his present one.
Page 42 - ... should not say a word more, but that my friend, Dr. Sturtevant, has made this excellent suggestion of what is a fit memorial to such men as we commemorate here. And it is the great good fortune of the State of Ohio, that she has succeeded in calling to the chair a gentleman whom I will not simply say is one of the most distinguished educators in this country, but one of the most distinguished educators known to the world; I should think the State of Ohio would be glad fitly to endow the Institution...
Page 30 - John Eaton was a cooper and farmer, and dealt considerably in real estate. He was a man of strong will-power, tempered by sound judgment, who believed in liberty of conscience and toleration of society.
Page 39 - Eaton founded and was editor of the Memphis Post, a daily, weekly, and tri-weekly Republican paper. In 1867 he was elected state superintendent of public instruction for Tennessee, and secured the attendance of 185,000 pupils in the new schools. He was appointed United States Commissioner of Education by General Grant, and assumed the duties of the office in March, 1870, when the office had only two clerks, not over a hundred volumes belonging to it, and no museum of educational illustrations and...
Page 15 - Hampetead and Sutton. Joseph Sawyer of Warner was his brother. Edmund Sawyer, a man of devout piety, passed his last days at the Sutton home of his daughter, Mrs. Kimball, where he died Feb. 18, 1807. Mr. Caleb Kimball d. Dec. 19, 1825, aged 77 years. Their graves can be seen in the South Sutton graveyard. Children of Caleb and Sarah (Sawyer) Kimball, — I. Mary, b. Dec. 11, 1770; d. Sept. 20, 1848.
Page 20 - He has been a member of the schoolboard and a justice of the peace. He is a member of the NH State Medical Society, and a member of the Central District Society.
Page 54 - Albans he united with the church, ard later formed plans of study preparatory to the ministry. He first entered the academy at Meriden, but soon removed to Phillips academy, Andover, Mass., where he fitted for college. He entered Dartmouth at the beginning of the college year in 1835, and graduated in due course in 1839. While in college he was elected president of the " Social Friends," the literary society to which he belonged.
Page 71 - Andrews lived at home, assisting his father on the farm, until twenty years of age, when he went to Concord to work in the store of the late John P.
Page 56 - Chapin, were named for ministers of that denomination. His sons Jubal, Elijah, Nathaniel, and Carlos became members of the Baptist church. He d. Sept. 6, 1818. Mrs. Eaton showed great fortitude in caring for and training her young children and managing her farm, Carlos S., her youngest child, being only four months old. She d. Aug. 12, 1849. Children, — Jubal, b. Aug. 1, 1798 ; d. Nov. 2, 1878. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 9, 1800 ; d. June 29, 1804. Elijah, b. March 24, 1803 ; d. Sept. 12, 1848.
Page 59 - Jesse, b. Feb. 22, 1884. Harry, b Feb. 9, 1886. Leonard, b. Nov. 6, 1888. Carlos S., b. May 4, 1818, was reared by his widowed mother. He in turn remained with her, and always lived on the home farm. He was a hard-working, economical, upright citizen. By his prudence and good management he doubled the estate. He m. May 14, 1850, Laura, b. Dec. 11, 1822, daughter of Ezekiel and Lydia (Hardy) Dimond, of Warner. His wife was an ever ready aid by her industry and frugality. The sick and those in trouble...

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