A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England: ... To which are Added Various Genealogical and Biographical Notes, Collected from Ancient Records, Manuscripts, and Printed Works

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Carter, Andrews & Company, 1829 - Frontier and pioneer life - 351 pages

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If your roots are in New England, here is the register that you would want to peruse. Though each listing of family name and members are terse, they still allow you to locate the area that your forebearers are originally from. Best reference for the genealogist who would like to persue their lineage. 

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Page 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 10 - England, and alighted with eight sons, near Mount Wollaston. One of the sons returned to England, and after taking time to explore the country, four removed to Medfield and the neighboring towns; two to Chelmsford. One only, Joseph, who lies here at his left hand, remained here...
Page 5 - Bay, having never relinquished the principles of a national church, and of the power of the civil magistrate in matters of faith and worship, were less tolerant than those who settled at New Plymouth, at Rhode Island, and at Providence Plantations.
Page 3 - ... it is not improbable that the arrival of the puritan fathers of New England will form a more memorable epoch in history, than the conquest of England does in that country ; and that posterity, a few centuries hence, will experience as much pleasure in tracing back their ancestry to the New England colonists, as some of the English feel in being able to deduce their descent from the Normans.
Page 2 - twas that, as our great OWEN hath expressed it, "Multitudes of pious, peaceable Protestants, were driven, by their severities, to leave their native country, and seek a refuge for their lives and liberties, with freedom for the worship of God, in a wilderness, in the ends of the earth.
Page 163 - Arabella, who left an earthly paradise in the family of an Earldom, to encounter the sorrows of a wilderness, for the entertainments of a pure worship in the house of God ; and then immediately left that wilderness for the Heavenly paradise, whereto the compassionate Jesus, of whom she was a follower, called her.
Page 105 - I have lived in a country seven years, and all that time I never heard one profane oath, and all that time I never did see a man drunk in that land.
Page 2 - Assistants or Counsellors, and Ministers of the Gospel, in the several Colonies, from 1620 to 1692 ; Representatives of the General Court of Massachusetts, from 1634 to 1692 ; Graduates of Harvard College, to 1662 ; Members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery...
Page 2 - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Page 204 - Mr. Philip Nelson had been the occasion of other difficulties in the church by pretending to cure a deaf and dumb boy in imitation of our Saviour, by saying Epphatha. The ministers of the neighbouring churches were called together, and the boy was brought before them, to see whether he could speak or not. He was interrogated, but " there he stood," says the church records, "like a deaf and dumb boy as he was.

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