Topic: Royal and Select Masters

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, …

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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. …

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