The Family Memorial: A History and Genealogy of the Kilbourn Family in the United States and Canada, from the Year 1635 to the Present Time : Including Extracts from Ancient Records, Copies of Old Wills, Biographical Sketches, Epitaphs, Anecdotes, Etc. with an Engraving of the Kilburne "coat of Arms"

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Brown & Parsons, 1845 - 151 pages
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Page 22 - God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say. First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors...
Page 29 - Kilborn, their heirs and assignes, all the remaining part of my estate, both real and personal, to be equally divided between them...
Page 124 - Gaol," which, with a chain, was fixed to one of his legs, and he composedly went into a corn-field to sleep. As he expected, he was soon apprehended, and taken before a magistrate, who, after some deliberation, ordered two constables to guard him in a carriage to Richmond, no time being to be lost, Kilburn saying he had not been tried, and.
Page 40 - Kilburn's log house, under the pretence of being on a hunting excursion and in want of provisions. He was treated with kindness, and furnished liberally with flints, meal, and various other articles which he asked for. Soon after his departure it was ascertained that the same Indian had visited all the settlements on the Connecticut River, with the same plausible story. The conclusion was with Kilburn and his fellow-settlers that Philip was a scout employed by the enemy.
Page 42 - Indians endeavored to keep behind stumps, logs, and trees, which evidently evinced that they were not insensible to the unceremonious visits of Kilburn's bullets. "All the afternoon, one incessant firing was kept up, till nearly sundown, when the Indians began to disappear, and as the sun sunk behind the western hills, the sound of the guns and the cry of the war-whoop died away in silence. This day's rencounter proved an effectual check to the expedition of the Indians, and induced them immediately...
Page 12 - England, embarqued in the Increase, Robert Lea, master, having taken the oath of allegiance and supremacy, as also being conformable to the orders and discipline of the church, whereof they brought testimony per certificates from the Justices and Ministers where their abodes have lately been.
Page 40 - Peak and his son, were returning home to dinner from the field, when one of them discovered the red legs of the Indians among the alders,
Page 11 - Rev. Joseph Hunter, one of the Record Commissioners, presides, in Rolls Court, Westminster Hall. It contains the names of persons, permitted to embark, at the port of London, after Christmas 1634, to the same period in the following year, kept generally in regular succession.
Page 22 - In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN KILBOUKN, Sen'r., of the Town of Glastenbury, in the County of Hartford, in the Colony of Connecticut, in New England.
Page 38 - ... Kilburn, who settled there in 1749. The large and fertile meadows at the mouth of Cold River, in that township, slightly covered with tall butternut and ancient elm trees, presented an inviting prospect to new colonists, and an easy harvest to the hand of cultivation. Just above them, along the east bank of the Connecticut, was the defile, bounded by steep mountains, which formed the Indian highway to and from Charlestown, the next township. There, too, was the head of shad navigation, the great...

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