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ufts, the name, Tufts College, was adopted. In the spring of 1852, a college charter was granted by the Legislature of this Commonwealth. Under the provisions of this charter, a board of sixteen trustees was subsequently chosen, of which Mr. Oliver Dean, M. D., of Boston, is president. In July, 1852, Rev. Thomas J. Sawyer, D. D., of New York, was elected, by the trustees, president of the college; but, he declining to accept the office on the terms proposed, Rev. Hosea Ballou, 2d, D. D., oal course shall have been carried into thorough operation. A few students are accommodated, for the present year, in the college-building; but the institution will not be regularly opened till about the 1st of September, 1855. Trustees. Oliver Dean, M. D., President; Rev. Thomas Whittemore, Vice-President; Rev. Otis A. Skinner, A. M., Secretary; Benjamin B. Mussey, Esq., Treasurer of the College; Hon. Israel Washburn, jun., Orono, Me.; Rev. Calvin Gardner, Waterville, Me.; Rev. Thomas J.
e Kidder family was settled, for several centuries, at Maresfield, in the county of Sussex, some seventy miles from London. It is believed that the only persons now living of that name can be traced back to this common stock. In England, the most distinguished bearer of this name was Richard Kidder, Bishop of Bath and Wells. He was born in 1633, at East Grinstead, the birthplace of the American emigrant, whose kinsman he was. He was Rector of St. Martin's, London; Prebend of Norwich, 1681; Dean of Peterborough, 1689; and Bishop of Bath, 1691. He was killed, during the great gale of Nov. 27, 1703, by the fall of a chimney on the bishop's palace at Wells, which crushed him and his wife while at prayers. His daughter, Ann, died unmarried; and her only sister, Susanna, married Sir Richard Everard, one of the early governors of South Carolina, and has numerous descendants alive in that State. The pedigree of the American branch, in the direct line, is: Richard Kidder (1) was living
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
d be as difficult to estimate as it would be to fix by the same standard the benevolence, love, and patriotism which prompted their action. It only shows how noble and generous they were. West Newbury Incorporated June 14, 1820. Population in 1860, 2,202; in 1865, 2,088. Valuation in 1860, $938,741; in 1865, $940,919. The selectmen in 1861 were N. F. Emery, Ichabod Titcomb, E. P. Stanwood; in 1862, Ichabod Titcomb, Moses Newell, N. F. Emery; in 1863, William Merrill, George Emery, Dean R. Stanwood; in 1864, William Merrill, George Emery; in 1865, William Merrill, Dean R. Stanwood, N. F. Emery. The town-clerk during all the years of the war was J. C. Carr. Mr. Carr had been town-clerk from 1834. The town-treasurer during the same years was Enoch D. Chase. 1861. The first legal town-meeting, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 29th of April, at which the selectmen were given authority to borrow money whenever the wants of the volunteers or their
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
dit of the town for three years; also, that the selectmen, clergy, and all good citizens encourage and stimulate in all proper ways recruiting in that town, so that the number of men required may be speedily furnished, and those already in the field encouraged and cheered. In addition to the bounty offered by the town, seven persons subscribed six hundred and seventy-five dollars on the spot; namely, Adams Daniels, James Ray, and F. B. Ray, one hundred dollars each; Davis Thayer, Jr. and Oliver Dean one hundred and thirty-five dollars each; H. M. Green seventy dollars, and A. W. Daniels thirty-five dollars. The town-clerk was directed to place upon the records of the town the name of every inhabitant of the town who had already enlisted, and who might thereafter enlist, with the name of the regiment to which he belonged and date of muster into the same. August 16th, The town voted to give a bounty of two hundred dollars to nine-months volunteers, and the selectmen were asked to use
McCraw, in the leg; E Nix, through the arm; J C Richards, in the arm and breast, slightly; J L Smith shot in the mouth; A J Sanders, in the arm, seriously; J C Wilson, in breast, seriously. Company G.--Killed: Sergeant J H Ranson. Wounded: Corpl Jesse Price, in hand: T Brucksher, in ; J R Saver, in head; S H Faith; in arm and bowels; A C Holcomb, in arm; A Lane in throat; Pinkney Tandress in arm; S W Mole, in arm and hip; H McCarty, shot through the ankle; Wm Smallwood, in the hips; Oliver Dean, left side slightly. One missing; name not known. Company K.--Killed: Ed Moxley, Drew, Henry Horn. Wounded: Sergeant L B Coleman in right arm, seriously; Corporal J Drew, right leg, slightly; Godfry Miller, through the lungs, mortally; G T Derreso in the head, seriously; S Scarborough, right arm, seriously; D R Green in the shoulder and thigh, slightly R Johnson in the arm; J M Johnson in the head, slightly; S W L Sumner, in thigh and head; W L Pierce in the thigh; J E Good win th