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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mitchell, Nahum 1769-1853 (search)
Mitchell, Nahum 1769-1853 Jurist: born in East Bridgewater, Mass., Feb. 12, 1769; graduated at Harvard College in 1789: admitted to the bar in 1792; member of Congress in 1803-5, and attained prominence as a jurist in his native State. He published a History of the early settlements of Bridgewater, a valuable contribution to the history of New England. He died in East Bridgewater, Mass., Aug. 1, 1853.
scoed, and there was a conventional dove over the pulpit. Mr. Southworth and his family sat in a side pew on the east. Mrs. Charles Cushing of Pleasant street and her son sat on the opposite side. Their pews were at right angles with the rest. On the east side I remember the Binney, Clough and Sables families. Deacon Galen James' pew and that of the minister were in the body of the house on the east side. On the other side sat Messrs. Elisha Hayden, Joseph James, Eleazer Boynton, Mr. Nahum Mitchell and the two deacons John and Jotham Stetson, with their families. In west wall pews sat Mr. John Russell, Mr. William Haskins and Captain Redman. These were all neighbors of ours in the church, for we sat in the front pew. The pews were yellow with trimmings of dark wood. The cushions were light brown or gray. Miss Abby Stetson was my first Sunday-school teacher. When she married, Miss Maria Stetson succeeded her. The infant room was where it is now, but in the main vestry, the su