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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 Charles L. Bates

After completing his university course and receiving the degree of Bachelor of Laws, Charles L. Bates entered the teaching profession, in which he rendered valuable service for nearly twenty years. Since 1902 he has served as town treasurer of Wareham. Mr. Bates is a descendant of Mary Allerton, who came to New England in the “Mayflower.” His father, Stephen Bates, was a native of Plymouth, Massachusetts, where he was engaged during the early years of his life as a shoemaker and fisherman, but during the later years he was engaged as a farmer. He died in 1917, having survived his …

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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 …

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