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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Textile fabrics (search)
Textile fabrics The difficulty of paying for imported goods in Massachusetts, about 1640, stimulated the people to new kinds of industry. Among other things, cotton and woollen cloths were manufactured. The cultivation of hemp and flax was successfully undertaken. Vessels were sent to the West Indies for cotton. and, at Rowley, where a colony of Yorkshire clothiers had recently settled, the fabrication of linen, woollen, and cotton cloth was set on foot. The first cotton factory in the United States was started in Beverly, Mass., in 1789, by a company who only succeeded in introducing that industry, with very imperfect machinery. A woollen factory was in operation in Hartford, Conn., in 1789, and in 1794 one was established in Byfield, Mass. The same year a carding-machine for wool was first put into operation in the United States. It was constructed under the direction of John and Arthur Schofield. Samuel Slater (q. v.) may be considered the father of cotton manufacturin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
the place fixed upon as the site of it, is named Harvard, after its founder......March 13, 1639 Inhabitants from the town of Lynn settle on Long Island......1640 First original publication from Massachusetts, a volume of poems by Mrs. Anne Bradstreet, wife of Governor Bradstreet......1640 New England navigation and commerce date from......1640 Cultivation of hemp and flax successfully undertaken, and the manufacture of linen, cotton, and woollen cloths are begun, particularly at Rowley, a new town, where a colony of Yorkshire clothiers settle, with Ezekiel Rogers, grandson of the famous martyr (John Rogers), for their minister......1640 Hugh Bewitt is banished from the Massachusetts colony for maintaining that he was free from original sin. By order of the court he was to be gone within fifteen days upon pain of death, and if he returned he should be hanged......Dec. 9, 1640 Trouble of the Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies with Samuel Gorton begins......1641 Go
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 6: Essex County. (search)
follows: In 1861, $904.89; in 1862, $5,542.51; in 1863, $8,422.92; in 1864, $6,620.73; in 1865, $4,200.00. Total amount, $25,691.05. The ladies of Rockport were active during the whole of the war in their efforts in behalf of the soldiers. Rowley Incorporated Sept. 4, 1639. Population in 1860, 1,278; in 1865, 1,196. Valuation in 1860, $484,701; in 1865, $511,171. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862 were Phinias N. Dodge, Moses P. Payson, Edward H. Potter; in 1863, Edward H. Potter, Josing, to act upon matters relating to the war, was held on the 30th of April, at which two thousand dollars were appropriated for the purpose of purchasing a new uniform for the militia company organized in the town, and for such other citizens of Rowley as may volunteer for military service in the war; also, to provide for the comfortable support of their families during their absence. The following gentlemen were chosen a committee to carry the votes of the town into practical effect: Rev. Joh
staves, but the women grabbed them and began to tear off little pieces as souvenirs. The officers rescued them from their hands, however, and finally came the order to Stack arms. Then.—For thirty days, break ranks, march! and with a wild cheer the men scattered without ceremony for their homes. The thirty days were passed in a round of pleasure, the men were warmly greeted, received everywhere and banquetted, and in a number of places Veterans' Balls were given in their honor,—one at Rowley being especially notable. Several of the officers were presented with swords by their townsmen and the brief stay at home was in every way made pleasant. Colonel Devereux resigned during this period and the command of the Nineteenth fell upon Major Edmund Rice,—Lieutenant Colonel Wass being on recruiting duty in Boston. To the honor of the regiment it should be mentioned that during the time it was on furlough in Massachusetts, no one of its members was under restraint by the civil auth<
on G., 472. Paley, William, Rev. [1743-1805], 2.110. Palfrey, John Gorham, Rev. [1796-1881], 1.464. Palmer, Abijah, removal to N. B., 1.4; namesake of A. Garrison, 12. Father of Palmer, Abijah, 1.12. Grandson of Palmer, Daniel [b. Rowley, Mass., July 31, 1712], Maugerville grantee, 1.3; ancestry, marriage, family, 3; cabin flooded, 5; patriot, 6, 7. Palmer, Joanna, 1.24. Palmer, Mary [bapt. Rowley, Mass., Jan. 11, 1741; d. Jemseg, N. B., Feb. 14, 1822], removal to N. B., 1.3; mRowley, Mass., Jan. 11, 1741; d. Jemseg, N. B., Feb. 14, 1822], removal to N. B., 1.3; marries Joseph Garrison, 4; adventure on the river, 5; removal to Jemseg, 11; marries Robert Angus, 12; characteristics, 12; revisits Mass., 12. Panoply, 2.424. Parish, John, 1.392. Park, John C., witnesses Boston mob, 2.17, 25, 32. Park Street Church, G.'s discourse, 1.126; ejects a black pew-owner, 253; lectures by M. Thacher, 269. Parker, Mary S. [d. Jaffrey, N. H., July, 1841, aged 39], in mobbed A. S. meeting, 2.12-14, 15; greets G., 47; host of Mays, 67; hospitality to G., 69
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestry.—1764-1805. (search)
Chapter 1: Ancestry.—1764-1805. Daniel Palmer removes from Rowley, Mass., to the river St. John, N. B., where his daughter Mary marries Joseph Garrison. Their son Abijah marries Fanny Lloyd of Deer Island, N. B. From Nova Scotia this couple who was slain, with nearly all his April 21, 1676. command, by the Indians at Sudbury, in King Philip's War. Born at Rowley, in 1712, Daniel Palmer married in 1736 Elizabeth Wheeler, of Chebacco (a part of Ipswich, called Essex since 1819), with whom, eight years later, he was dismissed from the First Church in Rowley to that of Gloucester; but of his stay in the latter place, if, indeed, he removed thither, we have no record. He is yet remembered by close tradition as a powerful man, of gstitute Hist. Collections, 14.152. his wife, Jonathan Smith and Hannah his wife, were dismissed from, the First Church in Rowley, to form upon or near St. John's River, Nova Scotia, May 20, 1764. Sabine, who, with doubtful propriety, includes Joseph
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
part that I have in him is no small comfort to me now. He died August 25, 1649, when he was forty-three years and nine months old, and left behind him, of three wives, which he successively married, three sons who have since been the shepherds of three several churches in this country. His first wife was Margaret Touteville, who was mother of Thomas (H. C. 1653), minister at Charlestown; the second was Joanna, daughter of Rev. Thomas Hooker, and mother of Samuel (H. C. 1658), minister at Rowley; the third was Margaret Boradell, who survived him and was mother of Jeremiah (H. C. 1669), minister at Lynn and elsewhere. Besides these, John, a son of the second wife, survived the father, but died young. And Savage, who surely will not be considered a partial judge, says, So well employed had been his short life, that no loss of a public man in our country was more lamented, except that of Gov. Winthrop a few months before. Geneal. Dict. It is much to be regretted that no monument m
d partly to Richard Eccles, 1651; at both which dates he resided in Rowley. 2. Simon, perhaps brother to Thomas (1), embarked for New EnglaDr. David Bennett of Rowley by his w. Rebecca Spencer; he was b. at Rowley 6 June 1685, and was early adopted by Gov. William Phips, whose wifJohn, of Newbury 1637, freeman 1639, rem. to Andover, and thence to Rowley and to Roxbury. (Farmer.) By w. Elizabeth he had John; Thomas; Jon1653, d.—Mar. 1653-4. These chil. except the first two were b. at Rowley, where Elizabeth the mother d. 24 Oct. 1658. John the f. was Lieute f. was of Braintree in 1640, where he had son John. He removed to Rowley, and d. in 1671. 3. Samuel, by w. Sarah, had Thomas, b. 31 July er, Rev. Thomas Hooker, at Hartford; grad. H. C. 1658, ordained at Rowley 15 Nov. 1665, and d. 7 Ap. 1668, a. 26. His son Samuel, bap. 25 Au 6. Jeremiah, s. of Thomas (1), grad. H. C. 1669, a candidate at Rowley 1675, at Ipswich 1678, at Lynn 1679, at which last place he was ord
small lot on the same street near the Common. He m. Hannah, prob. wid. of John Cooper (pub. 30 Sept. 1738), but there is no record of children. He d. 28 Mar. 1767, devising his estate to his w. Hannah. Crosby, Thomas (otherwise written Crosbee and Crosbie), styled senior, 1640, was early in Camb. No record of family. He resided on the westerly side of Ash Street, which estate he sold partly to Edmund Frost, 1649, and partly to Richard Eccles, 1651; at both which dates he resided in Rowley. 2. Simon, perhaps brother to Thomas (1), embarked for New England in the Susan and Ellen 18 Ap. 1634, then a. 26, with w. Ann, a. 25, and son Thomas, a. 8 weeks. (Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XXVIII., 26.) His children b. in Camb. were Simon, b. Aug. 1637; Joseph, b.--Feb. 1638-9. Simon the f. was Selectman, 1636, 1638. He resided at the corner of Brattle Street and Brattle Square, nearly where the old Brattle house stands. He d.—Sept. 1639, a. 31; his w. Ann m. Rev. William Tompson of B
. 3 Dec. 1714; Elizabeth, bap. 9 Dec. 1716, m. John Vassall, 10 Oct. 1734, and d. 22 Sept. 1739; Spencer, bap. 20 Feb. 1721, a Lieutenant, d. before 7 April 1747; David, bap. 26 Aug. 1722, d. 21 Sept. 1722; Eliakim, bap. 25 Aug. 1723, d. young, David, b. 25 Sept. 1724; Mary, b. 27 Dec. 1725, m. Richard Lechmere (pub. 1 March 1754); Rebecca, b. 14 Feb. 1727, m. Joseph Lee, Esq. (pub. 15 Feb. 1755). Spencer the f. was son of Dr. David Bennett of Rowley by his w. Rebecca Spencer; he was b. at Rowley 6 June 1685, and was early adopted by Gov. William Phips, whose wife was sister to Mrs. Bennett. He took the name of Phips when quite young, which was confirmed to him as his legal name by the General Court 18 June 1716. He grad. H. C. 1703, was a Colonel, Representative 1721, Councillor 1721-1732, Lieut.-governor 1732-1757. He bought the Haugh farm of more than 300 acres, embracing the whole of East Cambridge and the northeasterly portion of Cambridgeport, 15 Aug. 1706, and soon afterwa
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