The Buckingham Family: Or, The Descendants of Thomas Buckingham, One of the First Settlers of Milford, Conn

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Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1872 - 384 pages
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Page 309 - How the knowledge of my affairs could have been gained has always been a mystery, for I had realized since leaving Philadelphia, that my personal safety depended entirely upon secrecy and prudence. "At 10 AM I called on the President, and saw him for the first time in my life. It was an interview I can never forget. No office-seekers were about 'the presence' that day — there was no delay in getting an audience.
Page 6 - Buckinghams, and was one of the company to which Eaton and Hopkins, two London merchants, and the two ministers, Davenport and Prudden, belonged. They sailed from London in the two ships the Hector and the . Thomas Nash, the ancestor of Charles Dorrance Foster, was in the same company.
Page 334 - He recommended his children earnestly to all his legatees, but more particularly to three whom he mentioned by name — Robert Chapman, William Pratt, and Thomas Buckingham. For himself, he directed that he should be buried at Saybrook, in a coffin, after the manner of the English.* NOTE ĢE.
Page 333 - His sons, he desired to live near SayBrook, to be taught English by their mother, and, at the end of four years, to be placed at an English school. Thirtyfive pounds, which were owing to him by certain whites, as well as the rents of all the lands which he had left the boys, were to be expended, in their support and education. He recommended his children, earnestly to all his legatees, but more particularly to three, whom he mentioned by name, Robert Chapman. William Pratt and Thomas Buckingham....
Page 310 - Gen. Aiken returned by taking a private conveyance, and obscure roads, until, north of the Pennsylvania line, he reached a railroad, and at Hanover, the first telegraph station, reported progress to Governor Buckingham, having been unable to communicate with him during four days, and not having seen the United States flag once during the whole trip from Philadelphia around to the Pennsylvania line, except on the Capitol at Washington. Gen. Aiken, in concluding his account, says, undoubtedly with...
Page 1 - The work is submitted to the numerous members of the family, in the hope that it will be acceptable, and that it may stimulate the present and future generations to emulate the piety, the love of civil and religious liberty, and that devotion to the common welfare of all which characterized their Puritan ancestor, and his more immediate descendants.
Page 329 - Vanhomrigh, have hereunto set my hand and seal, this first day of May, in the year of our Lord 1723. E. VANHOMRIGH. (Seal.) Signed, published, and declared by the said Esther Vanhomrigh, for and as her last will and testament...
Page 139 - He evidently held a high rank among the clergymen of the time, and was one of the leaders in all efforts for the prosperity and extension of the church, and was one of the moderators of that famous synod which convened at Saybrook and formed the platform for the government of the churches in 1708.
Page 333 - Podunk, and about a half a mile square within a tract which had a little previously been added to Hartford. These lands, if his three sons died, were to revert to his wives. The rest of his property was given away in enormous tracts, to various white persons of Hartford, Saybrook and other places. Whole townships, as for instance, those of Windham, Mansfield and Canterbury, were included.
Page 151 - Ho was, for many years, the most prominent man in the society of West-Brook, where he resided, in military, civil and religious affairs. He was a major of infantry ; a lawyer by profession, and chosen deacon of the church, in 1732, in which capacity he served until his death. He was distinguished as...

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