History of the Town of Princeton: In the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1759-1915, Volume 2


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Page 227 - So twilight deepened round us. Still and black The great woods climbed the mountain at our back; And on their skirts, where yet the lingering day On the shorn greenness of the clearing lay, The brown old farm-house like a bird's nest hung.
Page 77 - And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by.
Page 23 - Blake was made a freeman of the Colony March 14, 1638/9 at which time, to comply with the order of the General Court, he must have been a member of the church. There can be no doubt that he was a man of integrity and above the average intelligence of his neighbors.
Page 23 - January 16, 1693-94, in the sixty-first year of her age. He married (second) in Rehoboth, September 17, 1695, Elizabeth (Smith) Hunt, widow of Peter Hunt, and daughter of Henry and Judith Smith, from county Norfolk, England. Mr. Blake lived in the north part of Dorchester. His...
Page 23 - Suffolk," and these offices he held till within six weeks of his death, which occurred October 25, 1663. He was also the clerk of the train band. In his will he made a bequest for the repairing of the burying ground. Soon after his death his widow Agnes removed to Boston, probably to live with her son, John, or her only daughter, Anne Leager. She died in Dorchester.
Page 72 - he should leave them, as he was not only their minister and school-master, but a good blacksmith and farmer, and the best fisherman in town.
Page 1 - ... called thus because he was one of the earliest or first settlers in that part of Massachusetts Bay designated "Mt. Wollaston," which was incorporated in 1640 as the town of Braintree, then including what is now Quincy.
Page 35 - ... families of the Baptist denomination usually attend public worship in the adjoining towns. The first person of this denomination in this town, was Thomas Billings, who joined the Baptist Society, in Leicester, in 1766. The increase of wealth and population, and a regard for the institutions of religion, led the inhabitants of this town, in the spring and summer of 1808, to erect a new and more spacious house for public worship. The new Church is 56 ft. square, with a projection of 34 ft. by 15,...
Page 23 - In March, 1637/8, he shared in the division of the lands at the " Neck " (now South Boston), where for more than two hundred and fifty years some of his descendants were owners, and where his son James built a house as early as 1680.

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