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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.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agreement of the people, (search)
the Boroughs and Parishes therein3 Carmarthen, with the Boroughs and Parishes therein3 Carnarvon, with the Boroughs and Parishes therein2 Denbigh, with the Boroughs and Parishes therein2 Flint, with the Boroughs and Parishes therein1 Monmouth, with the Boroughs and Parishes therein4 Glamorgan, with the Boroughs and Parishes therein4 Merioneth, with the Boroughs and Parishes therein2 Montgomery, with the Boroughs and Parishes therein3 Radnor, with the Boroughs and Parishes therein2 Pembroke, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein4 Provided, that the first or second Representative may, if they see cause, assign the remainder of the 400 representers, not hereby assigned, or so many of them as they shall see cause for, unto such counties as shall appear in this present distribution to have less than their due proportion. Provided also. that where any city or borough, to which one representer or more is assigned, shall be found in a due proportion, not competent alo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilkins, Mary Eleanor 1862- (search)
Wilkins, Mary Eleanor 1862- Author; born in Randolph, Mass., in 1862; educated at Mount Holyoke Seminary. Her works, largely studies of New England life, include The adventures of Ann; A New England nun; A humble romance; Young Lucretia; The portion of labor; Jerome; Pembroke, etc. She has also contributed many short stories and poems to magazines.
of the city will apply; and the Adjutant-General is instructed to superintend and arrange all the details of the operation. Governor to John M. Forbes, Buy the Pembroke on the best terms possible, letting the merchants or coast-guard company put in such part of the cost as you can arrange. She must be armed and fitted with all ps and stores, and, when not so used, as a coastguard or despatch vessels. These vessels were immediately purchased,—the Cambridge at a cost of $75,000, and the Pembroke at $30,000. The outfit of the Cambridge cost $10,000. The Council also ordered, that the Governor, with the advice of the Council, employ John M. Forbes, Esq., tclaim which our State has for consideration from what she has done and what she is doing; and I am sure Mr. Welles feels personally friendly to our purpose. The Pembroke I do not believe you can sell to either department, and think you had better put her freight charge, and make your plans for her future employment upon that supp
of the Executive Department. A large amount of valuable stores for our troops had been forwarded to Fortress Monroe, in the steamer Pembroke, early in the month of May, 1861. The following letter, written by Colonel Lee by direction of the Governor, has reference to these stores:— May 20, 1861. Dear Sir,—The captain of the steamer Pembroke, just returned from Fort Monroe, reports, that several boxes and bales, put ashore for the Fifth and Eighth Regiments, remained as long as the Pembroke lay at the fort, exposed to mud and the weather; and that, although he applied successively to the quartermasters of the Third and Fourth Regiments, and to the colonels, then to the quartermaster of the regulars, and, lastly, to Colonel—, he did not succeed in interesting any one to receive and store these goods, or to engage to forward them to the regiments in Washington, or elsewhere. Governor Andrew would like to have the whereabouts of these goods discovered; and, if they have not be<
ther of these requests were granted. June 24.—Lieutenant William P. Lee, assistant quartermaster-general, was directed to accompany the steamers Cambridge and Pembroke, to Fortress Monroe, as the agent of the Commonwealth, with authority to sell, charter, or make any disposition of the Pembroke as he should think best. On thPembroke as he should think best. On the same day, the Governor wrote a long letter to General Butler, at Fortress Monroe, concerning the Massachusetts troops at that post, under his command; it having been represented to him by Colonel Ritchie, of his staff, who had made a tour of inspection, that the men were suffering for the want of canteens, shoes, and other necesnity about them. He urges that stronger measures be taken to seal up the Southern ports, and again offers him the privilege of buying the steamers Cambridge and Pembroke. The Governor was unable to visit the camp at Taunton, and witness the departure of the Seventh Regiment from the State. He wrote an excuse to Colonel Couch,
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 13: Plymouth County. (search)
by the town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $4,044.35; in 1862, $10,252.60; in 1863, $13,489.72; in 1864, $15,292.00; in 1865, $11,000.00. Total amount, $54,078.67. Pembroke Incorporated March 21, 1711. Population in 1860, 1,524; in 1865, 1,488. Valuation in 1860, $606,200; in 1865, $575,993. The selectmen during 1861, and all through the war, were William H. H. Bryant, Isaac T. Loring, Henry Dyer. The tors to citizens who had subscribed and paid that amount to encourage recruiting. Several other meetings were held during the year, showing the zeal and determination of the town to fulfil every demand made upon it by the Government for men. Pembroke furnished one hundred and ninety-eight men for the war, which was a surplus of twenty-nine over and above all demands. One was a commissioned officer. The whole amount of money raised and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of Sta
New Braintree 653 Newbury 223 Newburyport 225 New Marlborough 91 New Salem 277 Newton 435 Norton 145 Northampton 351 North Andover 229 Northbridge 656 North Bridgewater 564 Northborough 654 North Brookfield 658 North Chelsea 598 Northfield 278 North Reading 439 O. Oakham 659 Orange 280 Orleans 43 Otis 93 Oxford 660 P. Palmer 313 Paxton 661 Peabody (see South Danvers) 243 Pelham 352 Pembroke 566 Pepperell 440 Peru 95 Petersham 662 Phillipston 664 Pittsfield 96 Plainfield 354 Plymouth 568 Plympton 571 Prescott 354 Princeton 665 Provincetown 46 Q. Quincy 511 R. Randolph 513 Raynham 147 Reading 442 Rehoboth 149 Richmond 98 Rochester 572 Rockport 230 Rowe 282 Rowley 232 Roxbury 515 Royalston 667 Russell 314 Rutland 669 S. Salem 234 Salisbury 239 Sandisfield 99
liam, b. 9 Dec. 1717; Mary, b. 7 May 1719, m. Rev. Joshua Prentice of Holliston 9 Nov. 1743, d. 1754; Samuel, b. 15 July 1722. Edmund the f. d. 4 Ap. 1724, a. 38, and his w. Abiel m. Isaac Watson, 27 Aug. 1725. 31 4. Samuel, s. of Samuel (2), was a shoemaker, and resided at the homestead of his grandfather, N. W. corner of Dunster and Mt. Auburn streets, and used the old store on the opposite corner for a shop. He m. Dorothy—— and had Dorothy, b. 16 Oct. 1713, m. Rev. Gad Hitchcock of Pembroke 22 Dec. 1748; Hannah, b. 11 Feb. 1715-6, m. Rev. Ebenezer Gay of Suffield 7 July 1742; Sybil, b. 5 Sept. 1718, m. Daniel Farnham of Newbury 11 July 1749, probably the graduate of 1739; Patience, b. 9 Jan. 1721-2, d. 21 Feb. 1721-2. Samuel the f. d. 6 Mar. 1721-2, a. 34 years and 6 mo. His w. Dorothy was living, a widow, in 1750, when she and her three daughters sold the homestead to Ebenezer Stedman. 5. William, s. of Edmund (3), was a tanner, and inherited real estate of his father.
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