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Vice-president of the Somerville Historical Society.—a prominent citizen of Somerville,—Died march 8, 1905. Luther Batchelder Pillsbury was born in Bridgewater, N. H., November 23, 1832, and was the son of Caleb and Nancy (Nelson) Pillsbury. He was of the sixth generation in descent from William and Dorothy Pillsbury, who were married in Dorchester, Mass., in 1641, and settled in Newburyport, where a descendant erected the original Pillsbury mansion Burned about ten years ago. in 1700. Mr. Pillsbury's great-grandfather, Caleb Pillsbury, was one of the most prominent citizens of the town of Amesbury, Mass. He was repeatedly chosen selectman, was representative to the General Court and to the Provincial Congress. He was a captain of militia under the royal authority, and his commission under the king's name, signed by Governor Hutchinson, is carefully preserved by a descendant. He was captain of the little company of fifteen minutemen who marched from Amesbury to Cambri
Historic leaves, volume 6, April, 1907 - January, 1908, Original English inhabitants and early settlers in Somerville.—(Ii.) (search)
s of land; and the family soon became extinct in Somerville. The heirs of Stokes sold to the Catholic church in 1829. About thirty years ago the church sold the property, and the hill was leveled. It is now a barren waste. Charles Hunnewell, 1700, or thereabouts, son of Richard, of Boston, married Elizabeth, daughter of James Davis. He occupied in 1737 the Gershom Davies farm of seven acres, on the south side of Winter Hill. Their eldest son, Charles, married a second wife—Margaret Patted, our public library might have received a large share of his estate; but the circumstances were unfavorable. There are now eighteen descendants of Richard Hunnewell in this city. If there are more, they are unknown to me. Caleb Crosswell, 1700, son of Thomas, had possessions on both sides of the Road to Cambridge, and probably lived there. His four sons did not live in Somerville. They were Thomas, who was a barber; Andrew, a gentleman; Benjamin, a saddler; and Joseph, a wig-maker and