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In 1849 she left New York and joined her husband in West Newton, but soon after they went to Wayland to live with Mrs. Child's father, the aged David Francis. In this house they spent the rest of either boarding or visiting other friends. Those of us who were privileged to see the home in Wayland will never forget it. The house was an unpretentious country house of one story and attic, set her papers, and published in the preface to her Letters. In 1852 we made a humble home in Wayland, Mass., where we spent twenty-two pleasant years entirely alone, without any domestic, mutually ser, but I must sum up briefly the amount of intellectual work she accomplished during her life in Wayland, passing by the amazing record of sewing done for Kansas, and the freedmen, with only one instagnificent rainbow spanned the eastern sky. Inscription on the stone at Mrs. Child's Grave in Wayland. Lydia Maria Child born Feb. 11, 1802 died Oct. 20, 1880 You call us dead We are not dea
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., Genealogy of the Francis family, 1645-1903. (search)
Charlestown, March 11, 1757), who d. Jan., 1788; 2d, Sarah Hall, Oct. 20, 1768, and d. June 5, 1798; children: 22-56Benjamin; b. Sept. 6, 1759; d. in Baltimore. 57James. 58William; lived in Newburyport. 59Convers; b. July 14, 1766; lived in Wayland. 60Ebenezer. 61Simon. 62Nathaniel. 63Stephen. 64Sarah; m. John Bound of Middletown. 65Lydia; m. Job. Wyeth of Cambridge. 11-23RICHARD Francis, by his wife, Hannah Winship, daughter of Samuel of Lexington, whom he m. March 20, 1760, had:— 23-66Richard; b. Dec. 16, 1760. 67Loring; b. June 7, 1762. 68Samuel; b. Aug. 26, 1764. 69Daniel; b. June 25, 1766. 22-59CONVERS Francis; m. Susanna Rand, May 11, 1788, who d. May 7, 1814; children:— James; b. June 12, 1789; lived at Wayland. Susanna; b. Oct. 7, 1790; m. J. K. Frothingham of Charlestown. Mary; b. May 29, 1793; m. Warren Preston; d. Sept. 21, 1847. Convers; b. Nov. 9, 1795, of Harvard College. Lydia; b. Feb. 11, 1802; m. David L. Childs. She was noted as a novelist an
Post-Office affairs --Appointment's in Virginia.--William P. Jones postmaster at Northwest River Bridge, Norfolk county, Va., vice Thomas C. Holt, resigned. Simon H. Bach, postmaster at Roaring Run, Botetourt county vice James J. Painter, resigned. Jacob A. Lantz, postmaster at Mole Hill, Ritchie county, Va., vice Rachel Reed, resigned. Francis R. Elliott, postmaster at Wayland, Scott county, Va., vice C. C. Elliott, resigned. Mary E. McNeil, postmaster at Perryville, McDowell county, Va., vice William R. Lee, resigned.--John F. Martin, postmaster at Irisburg, Henry county, Va., vice James Semple, resigned.
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