A Genealogical History of the Descendants of the Rev. Nehemiah Smith of New London County, Conn: With Mention of His Brother John and Nephew Edward. 1638-1888

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J. Munsell's Sons, 1889 - 318 pages

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Page 13 - And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. 16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.
Page 13 - And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
Page 221 - ... added to the deportment of the gentleman, commanded reverence and esteem even from his enemies. Such was the tender sensibility of his soul, that he need but see distress to feel it, and contribute to its relief. He was deaf to the calls of interest even in the course of his profession; and wherever he beheld an indigent object, which claimed his healing skill, he administered it, without even the hope of any other reward than that which resulted from the reflection of having so far promoted...
Page 159 - Not wishing to destroy the unoffending inhabitants residing in the town of Stonington, one hour is granted them from the receipt of this, to remove out of town.
Page 13 - Behold I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work And I have created the waster to destroy...
Page 26 - A line of shelves in the kitchen performed the office of sidetable and closet. The best apartment was used for a sleeping-room and even the kitchen was often furnished with a bed. The ceilings were low, and the fire-place, running deep into the chimney, gaped like an open cavern. But when the heaped-up logs presented a front of glowing coals and upward-rushing...
Page 24 - In warm weather it was not considered indecorous to go to meeting rh one's shirt-sleeves, or to take off the coat when there. It is not probable that any one of the inhabitants assumed such a degree of state and dignity as to wear a ruff, though that article was in vogue among people of rank, as were also hand-ruffles. A conspicuous wristband with sleeve-buttons was more common. It is uncertain whether the small clothes had then begun to grow, so as to reach below the knee, and to be fastened with...
Page 13 - From whence came Smith, all be he knight or squire, But from the Smith, that forgeth at the fire ? " ' And so in effect may be said of the rest.
Page 61 - June 12, 1684, Nehemiah and Ann Smith made over their homestead and other property to their son-in-law, Joshua Abell, stipulating only for maintenance during life, they being in an infirm and weakly state.
Page 25 - Mr. was a title of respect awarded only to those who held office in church or State, or were of the rank commonly called gentlemen. Mrs., Mistress, Dame, and Madam, were the feminine titles of honor, bestowed charily and only in accordance with family rank, saintly character, and venerable age. " The minister was simply Mr. The title of Reverend was seldom bestowed, except in such phrases as

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