Record of the Bodurtha Family, 1645-1896

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The Bodurtha Family History provides the important information of the Settlement of both Springfield Massachusetts and Agawam Massachusetts. It also tells about the difficulty of settlement on both sides of the Connecticut river. The development of the churches is also explained very well as Riece Bodurtha's death made it possible for more than one church could be opened in the area.  

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Page 29 - God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT : That is to say, principally and first of all, I give and...
Page 30 - Goddard, to be my sole executors of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies and bequests, and executors by me in any ways before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this, and no other to be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Page 29 - I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried In decent christian burial at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.
Page 29 - Executors nothing Doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Page 29 - ... her freely to be possessed and enjoyed ; and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul, all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies...
Page 108 - Vermont on the north, to Florida on the south and from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast.
Page 29 - River, have demised, granted and to farm-letten (sic) and by these presents do farm-let unto John Stoddard of Northampton, in the County of Hampshire and Province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England, Esq., all that tract and parcel of land, of six miles...
Page 25 - WORTHINCTON," [and fifteen others.] "We, the subscribers, are hesitating in the doctrine of infant sprinkling, and desire further instruction to understand the true institution of baptism according to the word of God, and to be in the use of all proper means to attain the same. Jos. BEDURTHA. jr.," [and twelve others.] REVEREND SIR : We had a desire to have seen you and discoursed with you in a Christian, moderate, and calm manner, respecting your visiting the people of our parts and charge, and...
Page 24 - ... with snow, watching for the curling smokes from the red man's campfire and listening for the report of his gun, are a most exciting romance, if they had not been a terrible reality. By such vigilance and fidelity and wear of soul and body was our village protected and our valley kept clean of blood. The names of the men who performed this service are worthy of record in the Northfield annals and are us follows.
Page 64 - ... removed and the City of Walla Walla grew near the fort. FORT WARD, near the entrance to Port Orchard, in Kitsap County. The War Department, in General Order No. 84, June 12, 1903, gave the name to the fort in honor of Colonel George H. Ward, brevet brigadier-general, United States Volunteers, who was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, and died of his wounds on the following day. (Captain Clifford Jones, Coast Artillery Corps, in Names MSS., Letter 534.) FORT WHITMAN, on Goat Island,...

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