Topic: Free and Accepted Masons

History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties Massachusetts vol 3 title page

Biography of Levi O. Atwood of Middleboro

The Atwood family, from which is descended Levi O. Atwood, prominent Middleboro manufacturer, occupies an important place in the annals of Great Britain, no less than sixteen families of the name having had their arms entered in the Herald’s College. As is the case in Great Britain, the Atwood family in America has been a most prolific one. The first American ancestor of record was: (I) John Wood, or Atwood, resident of Plymouth in 1643, married Sarah, daughter of Richard Masterson, and had nine children, including: (II) Deacon Nathaniel Atwood, born February 25, 1651-52, died December 17, 1724, married Mary, …

Biography of Levi O. Atwood of Middleboro Read More »

History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties Massachusetts vol 3 title page

Biography of John Baylies LeBaron of Middleboro, Massachusetts

Recollection of the death, in 1918, of John Baylies LeBaron, brings to mind the fact that this prominent Middleboro business man was not only descended from a famous man who was characterized within the pages of fiction, but was also, through many intermarriages among his forebears, the inheritor of distinguished Colonial blood of the “Mayflower” voyagers and of some of the first families of old Plymouth, among them those of Warren, Griswold, Bradford, Cushman, Bartlett and DeWolf. The records of the town of Plymouth reveal that Francis LeBaron, first known American ancestor, happened upon the shores of this country in …

Biography of John Baylies LeBaron of Middleboro, Massachusetts Read More »

History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties Massachusetts vol 3 title page

Biography of Elwyn B. Lynde of Middleboro, Massachusetts

Among the well known residents of Middleboro, Massachusetts, is Elwyn B. Lynde, former treasurer of the Middleborough National Bank, who has been a resident of Middleboro since 1912. Mr. Lynde is a direct descendant of Thomas Lynde, who was born in England in 1593-4, and came to this country at the age of forty years. He settled first at Wollaston, later known as Quincy, Massachusetts, and then at Charlestown, where he was made a free man in 1634-5, and died in 1671. He was prominent in the affairs of Church and State, and served as a deacon in the church. …

Biography of Elwyn B. Lynde of Middleboro, Massachusetts Read More »

Judge Loyed Ellis Chamberlain

Biography of Judge Loyed Ellis Chamberlain

Conspicuous on the roll of representative lawyers and justices of Southeastern Massachusetts is the name of Judge Loyed Ellis Chamberlain, of Brockton. Judge Chamberlain is descended on both paternal and maternal sides from old New England ancestry. His father, born in Maine, came of Massachusetts antecedents, and his mother was a native of Plympton, Massachusetts. Through the families of Wright (surname of his mother’s house), Cooper and Sampson, he is descended from forebears who came to the Colonies in the “Mayflower” and the “Fortune.” William Wright, progenitor of the Wright family in America, was aboard the latter vessel, the date …

Biography of Judge Loyed Ellis Chamberlain Read More »

Pin It on Pinterest

Scroll to Top