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ired reputation by his genius and fidelity. Mr. George Bryant Lapham was among the earliest comers connected with ship-building here. By patient industry, sound judgment, and unobtrusive merit, he won confidence, and commanded respect. Of others we should be glad to speak, did our limits allow. Of the pioneer in this eventful movement of ship-building, we may take the liberty of stating a few facts, as they belong to the history of the town. Thatcher Magoun, Esq., was born in Pembroke, Mass., June 17, 1775,--that red-letter day in Freedom's calendar. He early chose the trade of a ship-carpenter, and served his time with Mr. Enos Briggs, at Salem, where he worked five years. He was fond of being in the mould-room, and soon showed good reasons for his predilection. From Salem, he went to Mr. Barker's yard, in Charlestown (the present Navy Yard), where he worked and studied two years, and assisted in modelling. There he made the model of the first vessel he built, which was
, who d. June 31, 1728,--  1-2Abigail, b. Sept. 2, 1721.  3Thomas, b. Jan. 28, 1723.  4Ebenezer, b. Sept. 28, 1725.  5Sarah, b. Mar. 2, 1727.  6Caleb, b. June 31, 1728.   His first wife, Elizabeth, d. Feb. 3, 1718.  1Oldham, Thomas, of Scituate, 1650, and in 1635 aged ten perhaps; m. Mary, dau. of Rev. William Witherell, of Scituate, 1656, by whom he had Mary, Thomas, Sarah, Hannah, Grace, Isaac (2), Ruth, Elizabeth, and Lydia. He d. 1711.  1-2Isaac Oldham, b. about 1670, went to Pembroke about 1703, where he m. Mary Keen, and had two daus., and a son,--  2-3Isaac Oldham, who m. Mary Stetson, and had--  3-4Isaac.  5Hannah.  6Deborah.  7David.  8Jonathan.  9Mary.  10John.  11Daniel.  12Lydia.  13Ruth.  14Abel, of Winchester, N. H. 3-8Jonathan Oldham m. Patience Clapp, of Scituate, and had--  8-15Joseph Oldham, who m. Grace Tilden, of Marshfield, and had--  15-16Joseph, d. s. p.  17Jonathan, m. Eunice Faxon. He had Clara, Loring, and Eunice.