History of Captain Roswell Preston of Hampton, Connecticut, his ancestry and descendants: including ancestry in the Eaton, Knowlton, Butt, Raymond, Witter, Killam, Hinds and other kindred families

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Edward M. Preston, 1899 - 67 pages
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Page 51 - being the representatives of the church in Newport, upon the request of William Witter, of Lynn, arrived there, he being a brother in the church, who, by reason of his advanced age, could not undertake so great a journey...
Page 50 - Blacke will, or duke william. so called, came to my house, (which was two or three miles from Nahant,) when Thomas Dexter had bought Nahant for a suit of clothes; the said Black will Asked me what I would give him for the Land my house stood vppon, it being his land, and his ffather's wigwam stood their abouts...
Page 34 - Medical College, from which he graduated with the degree of MD in December, 1897. He is now a student in the Hopkins' Art Institute in San Francisco.
Page 5 - In 1635, at the age of twenty one years, he took the oath of allegiance, in London, and sailed for America in the ship
Page 18 - Preston a commission as Captain of the 5th company of the 5th regiment of Connecticut Militia. For years thereafter Captain Preston was in command of this company, instructing his men in military tactics and officiating as master of ceremonies on occasions of the annual muster for inspection and drill.
Page 35 - Ypsilanti and then entered the law department of the State University at Ann Arbor, from which he was graduated in March, 1881.
Page 14 - Preston, in March, 1797. In September of the same year Roswell purchased his brother Charles' interest, and thereafter became the sole owner of the premises. The land contained so many loose stones and boulders that all of the fields, except one, were fenced by stone walls. The small field bordering on Little river was, and still is, inclosed by an old-style rail fence. The farm was divided into fields of from four to ten acres each.
Page 32 - In 1863 he sailed for California by way of the Isthmus of Panama. He taught school for several years, and was twice elected County Superintendent of Schools of Nevada County.
Page 19 - The farm buildings were across the lane to the westward from the dwelling house. They consisted of a large barn, a separate building used as a granary and hog house, which was supplied with a caldron kettle set in a furnace; a smaller building containing the cider-mill and still, and two long sheds for the shelter of the live stock.

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