The Vinton Memorial, Comprising a Genealogy of the Descendants of John Vinton of Lynn, 1648: Also, Genealogical Sketches of Several Allied Families, Namely, Those Bearing the Names of Alden, Adams, Allen, Boylston, Faxon, French, Hayden, Holbrook, Mills, Niles, Penniman, Thayer, White, Richardson, Baldwin, Carpenter, Safford, Putnam, and Green : Interspersed with Notices of Many Other Ancient Families with an Appendix Containing a History of the Braintree Iron Works, and Other Historical Matter

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Page 529 - Gabriel Lajeunesse, the son of Basil the blacksmith, Who was a mighty man in the village, and honored of all men ; For since the birth of time, throughout all ages and nations, Has the craft of the smith been held in repute by the people.
Page 196 - For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ ; which is far better: nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
Page 411 - He was a member of the convention to revise the constitution of Pennsylvania, in 1789, and for two succeeding years he was representative of the State legislature.
Page iii - There may be, and there often is, indeed, a regard for ancestry, which nourishes only a weak pride; as there is also a care for posterity, which only disguises an habitual avarice, or hides the workings of a low and groveling vanity. But there is also a moral and philosophical respect for our ancestors, which elevates the character and improves the heart.
Page 449 - ... go on to make a Town thereof, upon the Act of Court; these seven men have power to give and grant out lands unto any persons who are willing to take up their dwellings within the said precinct...
Page 449 - Medow, and twenty five of Upland, or thereabouts. Thus was this Town populated, to the number of sixty families, or thereabout, and after this manner are the Towns of New England peopled.
Page 294 - Which inspires a Christian. For more than half a century, Whenever his country called for his Labors, In either hemisphere or in any Capacity, He never spared them in her Cause.
Page 458 - ... instead of drawing out bars of iron for the country's use, there was hammered out nothing but contention and lawsuits...
Page 458 - The Land affording very good iron stone, divers persons of good rank and quality in England were stirred up by the provident hand of the Lord to venture their estates upon an iron work, which they began at Braintree...
Page 449 - It had been as unnatural for a right New England man to live without an able ministry, as for a smith to work his iron without a fire.

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