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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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

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