Genealogy of Some of the Descendent of John Coolidge of Water Town, Mass., 1630,: Through the Branch Represented by Joseph Coolidge, First, of Boston

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Priv. print., 1900 - 39 pages
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Page 25 - Politics, as well as Religion, has its superstitions. These, gaining strength with time, may, one day, give imaginary value to this relic, for its association with the birth of the Great Charter of our Independence.
Page 36 - ... characteristic French features, and pronunciation. Very soon after my visit to Mrs. Butler, I received a letter from her husband, expressing her regret, that she had not mentioned to me Mrs. Wheeler, a widow lady, the mother of Mr. Joseph Coolidge, an eminent merchant in Boston. Her maiden name was Oliver. She was a branch of the Germaine family, and related to " old Mr. Andrew Sigourney," in whose family she was brought up, and at whose house she was married.
Page 25 - Thomas Jefferson gives this writing desk to Joseph Coolidge, Jr., as a memorial of his affection. It was made from a drawing of his own, by Ben Randall, cabinet-maker of Philadelphia, with whom he first lodged on his arrival in that city in May, 1776, and is the identical one on which he wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Page 25 - Philadelphia, with whom he first lodged on his arrival in that city in May, 1776, and is the identical one on which he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Politics, as well as Religion, has its superstitions. These, gaining strength with time, may, one day, give imaginary...
Page 34 - Another friend informs me, that his grandfather, the Hon. Thomas Gushing, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, before the Revolution, who died in 1788, was very much attached to Le Mercier, and owned this portrait, which my informant well remembers. It fell into the possession of his uncle, Col. Thomas Gushing, of Salem, who married an Orne, and through him, undoubtedly, passed to the Society.
Page 13 - Sept. 11, 1873, Kate Wyman RICHARDSON, p. 15, b. July 3, 1855, cousins, daughter of WB Richardson. .IX. 1. Clara Richardson Baldwin, b. Sept. n, 1874. 2. Mary Brewster Baldwin, b. Sept. 17, 1875. 3. James Rumford Baldwin, b. Dec. 19, 1880. VII. 4. Mary Brewster Baldwin, b. Jan. 16, 1815, d. in Racine, Wis., Oct. 23, 1854 ; m. Dec. 28, 1836, Roswell Park, professor of natural philosophy and chemistry in University of Penn. In 1852 rector of Christ Church in Pomfret, Conn. ; later elected president...
Page 34 - The painting h as quite a fresh appearance. The picture has no signature or date, nor is there anything about it to indicate who was the artist. It appears to be drawn in canonicals, with white bands, powdered wig (a small wig), and a colored robe, thrown loosely over a black dress, without any show of hands or arms. On the top corner, back of the portrait, are the words, ' In Christo ' ; on the opposite corner, ' Vita est ' ; and on the lower corner, under this, ' Moriar Mercerus.' The original...
Page 6 - Athenasum, to which it was given by Elisha Sigourney, July 16, 1810. It was printed in Paris in MDCLXXV. Marguerite Olivier was married three times : At the age of 20, (i) Nov. 18, 1746, Joseph Coolidge, of Boston, who died Sept. 14, 1771 ; at the age of 49, (2) Dec. 26, 1775, " Capt. Israel Jennison, of Worcester & Margaret Coolidge, of Boston, Resident in Lancaster.
Page 36 - Tory o, aud were put down in the librarian's account como membranas inutiles.* Martinez, a man of learning, and particularly skilled in the Greek language, heard of it soon after they were sold, and hastened to save these treasures from destruction ; but it was too late, for they were already destroyed, except a few scattered leaves, which are now preserved in the library.
Page 14 - ... Coolidge, b. May 16, 1798 ; m. April 18, 1825, Almira, daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Wright) Wyman. VII. 1. Oliver Brewster Coolidge. Had one son, d. young. 2. Benjamin Franklin Brewster Coolidge, b. 1826. 3. Joseph Coolidge, b. 1830, d. young. 4. Daniel Wyman Coolidge, b. 1831, d, 1839. SWEETSER. See " The Birth, Marriages and Death Register," Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Mass., 1643-1850, edited by Henry S.

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