Gildersleeves of Gildersleeve, Conn: And Descendants of Philip Gildersleeve

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Press of the Journal Publishing Company, 1914 - 81 pages
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Page 75 - that it be recommended to the inhabitants of Long Island to remove as many of their women, children and slaves, and as much of their live stock and grain, to the main, as they can;' and that this convention will pay the expense of removing the same" ; agreeably thereto Colonel John Hulbert four days later started moving his effects.
Page 19 - The stroke was struck, the blocks were removed, when lo, with the grace and majesty of the divine Cleopatra or the wonderful Cygnus, she glided into the arms of her parent river and, as if reposing herself to sleep upon a bed of roses, sunk upon his breast. In a moment, the peal of federalism burst forth. The peans of the gazing thousands met the heavens and echo faintly expired on the distant hills. While shad and salmon feel the patriot glow And throng in numerous shoals the waterway And sturdy...
Page 18 - ... walls of Columbia. Yesterday at 35 min. and four sec. past five pm, the US ship Connecticut was safely deposited on the bosom of the majestic stream and hence she derives her name. No words can convey an adequate idea of the beauty and brilliancy of the scene. Nature as inclined to do honor to the occasion had furnished one of the most delightful days that the vernal season ever witnessed. While old Father Connecticut, eager to receive his beautiful offspring, had swollen his waters by the liquefaction...
Page 33 - At the age of 25, he was taken into partnership with his father under the firm name of S.
Page 18 - ... evincive of the consummate skill of the architect who superintended the operations of the day and whose orders were given with dignity and obeyed with punctilious nicety when the moment arrived at which the elegant fabric was to leave her earthly bed never more to return. The anxiety of the crowd was witnessed by a solemn silence, awful and profound. The stroke was struck, the blocks were removed, when lo! with the grace and majesty of the divine Cleopatra or the wonderful Cygnus, she glided...
Page 6 - Gildersleeve, Gilderslieve. — Nick. ' with sleeves braided with gold." ME gilden, AS gyldan, to gild. Gilder is a corruption of Gilden, as the instances below will show. It is curious that the name should still survive. The surname arose in со.
Page 34 - Africa, South America, China, India, and the islands of the Far East. Not infrequently, it must be admitted, their outgoing cargoes, especially those for the coast of Africa, were largely composed of New England rum, gunpowder, and tobacco. But they brought back freights that filled the air of the old Puritan town with the fragrance of fardistant lands and gave wealth and influence to their owners. And this rich...
Page 18 - ... furnished one of the most delightful days that the vernal season ever witnessed. While old father Connecticut, eager to receive his beautiful offspring, had swollen his waters by the liquefaction of snows, reserved for the occasion, near his source, in order to facilitate her passage to his wave ; and extending his liquid arms, welcomed her to his embrace. Flora, decked in her richest attire, smiled gleefully around ; and a brilliant concourse of spectators from this and the neighboring towns,...
Page 49 - Mr. Gildersleeve was mainly instrumental in securing the franchise of The Portland Water Company, and of The Portland Street Railway Company, and in the construction of their plants, and was the first president of both corporations.
Page 50 - Edward1), b. March 29, 1839, in Osterville, Barnstable; m. Sept. 2o, 1871, "Emily S., dau. of Henry Gildersleeve of Portland, Ct. Captain Fuller has always followed the sea in coasting and foreign trade, — since 1859, as master. He was for ten years in the cotton business, between Galveston and Liverpool. Resides at Osterville, Mass. Children. 44. I. Annie G.10, b. July, 1872 ; d. Dec. 26, 1875. 45. II. Henry Gildersleeve10, b. 1874. 46. III. Jennie S.10, b. May 25, 1876; m. Feb. 24, 19o3, Ernest...

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