Genealogical History: With Short Sketches and Family Records of the Early Settlers of West Simsbury, Now Canton, Conn

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Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1856 - Canton (Conn. : Town) - 151 pages
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Page 4 - These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations : and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
Page 3 - God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters he called seas; and God saw that it was good. Then God said, 'Let the earth produce fresh growth, let there be on the earth plants bearing seed, fruit-trees bearing fruit each with seed according to its kind.
Page 114 - Lothian, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a man of learning and of elegant taste and manners.
Page 99 - Gideon Mills is thought worthy of notice. He was habitually fond of sacred music, and would request others that could sing to join with him and he retained his relish for singing even to his dying moments. He died of a cancer in the face, which kept him in great suffering, for many of the last weeks of his life. He dwelt much on the sentiments expressed in the 88th psalm, (Watts,) "Amidst thy wrath remember love,
Page 15 - These are therefore to command you, forthwith to convene your Company, and also give Notice to, and request the Attendance, at the same Time and Place of all others, within the Limits thereof, who are obliged to keep Arms, and are between Sixteen and Fifty-Five Years of Age, and being so convened, to inlist out of any of them (or otherwise as soon as...
Page 128 - There was a race track in the river bottom, near the foot of the hill on the west side of the river, just south of the road leading to the bridge at the Spangler Mill place.
Page 102 - In one of those actions which took place in the autumn of 1777, this young officer received a wound from a horseman's sword, in the forehead; was taken prisoner and conveyed into Philadelphia, with a deep and dangerous wound, the scar of which he carried through the remainder of his life, The sick and wounded prisoners in Philadelphia, experienced far different treatment from that which those unfortunate American prisoners received from the British and Tories in New York in 1776.
Page 16 - Comittees upon an Act passed by the General Assembly of this Colony in May last, for perfecting the line of Division between this Colony & that Province.
Page 82 - He had seven children four by his first wife, and three by his second wife, who died hi 1794.
Page 124 - Higgins, who died in 1809, aged 60 years. The time of the birth, death, or age, of Mr. Taylor's first children is not known. Mr. Taylor, in the early part of his life, previous to coming to West Simsbury, was a seaman. His oldest son John resided at or near the place now occupied by Martin Moses.

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