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Seccomb, Nov. 17, 1727, and had--  5-6George, b. Sept. 4, 1729; d. aged 3 mos.  7Lucy, b. Dec. 24, 1730.  8Anne, b. Mar. 4, 1732.  9George, b. Nov. 9, 1733; d. Feb. 24, 1740.  10Jonathan, b. July 7, 1738; d. July 28, 1790.  11Rebecca, b. Apr. 11, 1742; d. same year.  12Abigail, b. June 2, 1744.  13Thomas Patten m. Mary Tufts, Jan. 10, 1745, who d. Aug. 28, 1764; and, 2d, Mary Binford, Jan. 8, 1765. He d. Nov. 26, 1786. Children:--  13-14Mary, b. July 10, 1747.  15John Patten m. Priscilla----, and had--  15-16Mary, d. Dec. 29, 1752.   Lucy Patten m. Samuel Hall, Nov. 27, 1751.   Jonathan Patten m. S. Bradshaw, Apr. 14, 1762.   Mary Patten m. Henry Fowle, Jan. 8, 1766.   Mrs. Mary Patten d. Mar. 15, 1773.  1Peirce, Nathaniel, m. Lydia----, and had--  1-2Hannah, b. Apr. 27, 1702.  3Francis, b. Sept. 24, 1704.  4Lydia, b. Feb. 24, 1707.  5Abigail, b. Feb. 5, 1710.  6Benoni, b. Feb. 24, 1712.  7Mary, b. Mar. 2, 1714.  8Benjamin Peirce m. Sarah
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alden, John, 1599-1687 (search)
ong after this event the brave little captain was smitten by the charms of Priscilla Mullins, daughter of William Mullins, who was a passenger on the Mayflower. Priscilla had then just bloomed into young womanhood, and Standish sent young John Alden to ask the hand of the maiden in marriage. The ambassador went to her father and discreetly and modestly performed the duties of his mission. The father readily gave his consent, and added, But Priscilla must be consulted. She was summoned to the room, where sat young, graceful, almost courtly, ruddy-faced John Alden, whom she knew well. The ambassador of love repeated his message, and when Priscilla asked, Priscilla asked, Why does he not come himself? and was answered, He is too busy, the indignant maiden declared that she would never marry a man who was too busy to court her. She said (in the words of Longfellow): ”Had he waited awhile, had only showed that he loved me, Even this captain of yours — who knows?--at last might have won me, Old an
ed Newe Towne, the Catholics had not attained sufficient numbers to erect a church within its limits. Up to the year 1842 our citizens of that faith were obliged to attend either the cathedral on Franklin Street in Boston, erected in 1803, or the church in Charlestown, which followed it in 1828. While the original Puritan settlers of the colony were living, there was little inducement for Catholics to come and abide with them, and if either Miles Standish, William Mullins, his daughter Priscilla, or our own doughty captain and commander-in-chief of the Newe Towne forces, Daniel Patrick, ever attended upon the services of the Roman Church in any portion of what is now called the United Kingdom, they certainly never did so here, and they probably said very little of their past experience. The first record of Catholic worship in the colony is at the time of the visit of Father Duillettes to Boston as a commissioner from Canada, in 1650. He was entertained at the residence of Majo
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country, April days (search)
ttach grandeur to the name exotic; we call aristocratic garden-flowers by that epithet; yet they are no more exotic than the humbler companions they brought with them, which have become naturalized. The dandelion, the buttercup, chickweed, celandine, mullein, burdock, yarrow, whiteweed, nightshade, and most of the thistles,—these are importations. Miles Standish never crushed them with his heavy heel as he strode forth to give battle to the savages; they never kissed the daintier foot of Priscilla, the Puritan maiden. It is noticeable that these are all of rather coarser texture than our indigenous flowers; the children instinctively recognize this, and are apt to omit them when gathering the more delicate native blossoms of the woods. There is something touching in the gradual retirement before civilization of these fragile aborigines. They do not wait for the actual brute contact of red bricks and curbstones, but they feel the danger miles away. The Indians called the low pl
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Charlestown Schools in the 18th century. (search)
whether he was a fitt man to be a schoolmaster for this town.’ These gentlemen reported, January 10, 1705, ‘that all gave incoridgment & declare their opinion that as to Mr. Wissell's Learning & other qualifications he was a fitt person for sd work.’ This report was accepted, and these three gentlemen, along with Mr. Ebenezer Austin as a fourth, were authorized, any two of them, to treat with Mr. Wissell for a term of six months. Peleg Wiswell (Wiswall) was the son of Rev. Ichabod and Priscilla (Peabody) Wiswall, and was born February 5, 1684, at Duxbury, where his father was ordained and settled. He graduated from Harvard in 1702, and died in 1767. A printed genealogy of the Wiswall family may be consulted. If we remember rightly, he taught many years in the North End School, Boston. March 4, 1706. It became the duty of the selectmen to provide a schoolmaster for the town, and on the twenty-sixth they empowered Captain Samuel Heyman, Joseph Whittemore, Mr. Bateman, and Ro<
ston, Samuel54, 55 West Somerville Baptist Church76 White, Gideon102 White, Dr. Horace Carr101, 102 White, Rhoda (Springer)102 Whittemore, Joseph61, 62 Whittier, John G.5, 17 Williams, Charles44 Willoughby, Francis17 Wilmington, Mass.64 Wilson, Henry104 Wilson, Martha14 Wind-mill Hill, Charlestown17 Windsor, Vt.52 Winter Hill Congregational Church2 Winthrop, Governor1 Winthrop, James53 Wiscassee Falls, Canal at50, 57 Wiscassee Locks50, 57 Wissell,—, Schoolmaster61 Wiswell, Rev. Ichabod62 Wiswell (Wiswall), Peleg, Schoolmaster, 170562 Wiswell, Priscilla (Peabody)62 Witherell, Rev. William, Schoolmaster, 163661 Witherell, Rev. William, Compensation of16 Woburn, Mass.14, 53, 54 Wood, Alexander, Place of45 Woodbridge, Col.94 Worcester Academy100 Wordsworth31 Wyer, Robert62 Wyman, Constant (Starr)19 Wyman's History of Charlestown19, 20, 61, 65 Yeaton, Herbert Pierce49 Yorkshire, England11 Young Men's Christian Association, Boston4 Youth's Compani
6 mos. In Memory of Lydia, wife of Oscar F. Bennett, who died Oct. 20, 1844, aged 20 years 7 months. Eva Adaline, daug. of Josiah & Adaline Peirce, died May 3, 1845, aged 6 mos. & 29 ds. Ezra Herbert, died Aug. 10, 1847, Ae 1 yr. 16 dys. Hannah Howard, died June 24, 1850, Ae 1 yr. 11 mos. Children of Joseph & Eliza Hayes. We miss them, ah! in every place, And sometimes feel the unbidden tear, We cherish every fading trace, But never, never wish them here. In Memory of Priscilla, widow of John Norris, who died May 6, 1856, aged 79 yrs. 3 mos. She sleeps in Jesus. In Memory of Levi Orcutt, Jr., who died May 21, 1853, aged 25 yrs. 6 mos. A holy solemn stillness reigns Around this lifeless, mouldering clay; Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fears Can reach the peaceful sleeper here. Can sighs recall the spirit fled? Shall vain regrets arise? Though death has caused the altered mien, In Heaven the ransomed soul is seen. In Memory of Albert Tufts, who die
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 17: resignation of Professorship—to death of Mrs. Longfellow (search)
and has been so well described by Miss Alice Longfellow, who was present, that I have obtained her consent to reprint it in the Appendix to this volume. Longfellow's next poem reverted to hexameters once more, inasmuch as Evangeline had thoroughly outlived the early criticisms inspired by this meter. The theme had crossed his mind in 1856, and he had begun to treat it in dramatic form and verse, under the name it now bears; but after a year's delay he tried it again under the name of Priscilla, taking the name, possibly, from an attractive English Quakeress, Priscilla Green, whose sweet voice had charmed him in a public meeting, breaking now and then, as he says, into a kind of rhythmic charm in which the voice seemed floating up and down on wings. It has been thought that he transferred in some degree the personality of this worthy woman to the heroine of his story, their Christian names being the same; but he afterwards resumed the original title, The Courtship of Miles Stand
rles W., of Boston, m. Sarah W. Frost, 17 Oct. 1824. Curtis, Mrs. Priscilla, had dau. d. 24 July, 1802, a. 3. She herself was admitted to . Priscilla Wyman, 26 Nov. 1789 (Hist. Reed Pam.). Daniel and w. Priscilla were adm. Pct. ch. 1 June, 1805. Daniel, adult, a. 40, was bap. do. 1 June, 1805. He was a Pct. assessor, 1803-07. Priscilla, his sister(?) was adm. this ch. 2 Oct. 1803. He had chil. Susan, PriscillPriscilla, Nabby and Daniel, bap. here 23 Oct. 1803, and Martha Wyman, bap. 24 Mar. 1805. who d. 8 Mar. 1817, a. 12. Daniel, Jr., d. 20 June, 1817, a. 14. Capt. Daniel, the father, d. 6 Feb. 1820, a. 54. Priscilla, wid. of Daniel, was dism. from this ch. to Woburn, June, 1829, and d. 23homas Huffmaster, both of Charlestown this parish, 28 July, 1818; Priscilla (she of Chas.), m. Stephen Symmes, of Woburn, 25 Nov. 1815; Nabby7, d. 16 May, 1751, a. 4 yrs.; Francis, b. 13, bap. 14 May, 1749; Priscilla, b. 24, bap. 28 Apr. 1751 (wid. Whiston of Boston in 1785); Benj
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Women of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony. (search)
dward Winslow and Katherine Carver have won the love and admiration of all. Mrs. Christopher Martin, who was scarcely known, as she was among the passengers from London. Two pairs of mothers and daughters—Mrs. Mary Chilton and Mrs. Mullins and Priscilla—engage our attention, as Cupid's entanglements are in this serious adventure (Mary has lost an admirer and Priscilla gained one). Here is a group whom we know far less well—Mrs. Thomas Tinker and Mrs. John Rizdale, Mrs. Francis Eaton—but we fePriscilla gained one). Here is a group whom we know far less well—Mrs. Thomas Tinker and Mrs. John Rizdale, Mrs. Francis Eaton—but we feel sure their quality of mind and heart must be the equal of many of their companions. Here are the wives of John and Edward Tilly, each with a young girl to mother. Humility Cooper is cousin to Ann Tilly, and Elizabeth is stepchild to John Tilly's wife. Mrs. Edward Fuller and Anna White are those sailing for another haven, though knowing it not. From London has come Mrs. John Billington, quite different in style and manner from her companions, yet not lacking in good qualities, and
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