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I. Lucinda. born Jaiuiary 17. 1777, married,
February 26, 1795. and died September 8,
1795. 2. Simeon (q. v.), born January 30,
1778. 3. Malinda, June 6, 1779. 4. Calg, De-
cember 25, 1784, died June 30, 1785. The
children of Timothy (2) and Margaret (Ham-
bleton) Williams were: 5. James, born No-
vember 3, 1786, married Elizabeth Bailey, of
Wiscasset, Maine, in 1808, and died August 5,
1822. 6. John, July 11, 1788, married Mary
Bailey, December 14, 1809, and died Decem-
ber 29, 1838.

(VI) Simeon, eldest son and second child
of Timothy (2) and Miriam (Thompson)
Williams, was born in Woolwich, Maine, Tan-

uary 30, 1778; died in Woolwich, Maine, Au-
gust 21, 1840. He married, in January, 1804,
Lydia Young, born September 25, 1785, died
at Mercer, Maine, December 24, 1855. Chil-
dren : 1. Timothy (q. v.). 2. Benjamin, born
October 27, 1806, died July 26, 1893. 3.
Seth, March 6, 1808, died April 21, 1849. 4.
Silas, December 3, 1809, died May 25, 1891.
5. Warren, July 2, 181 1, lived in Worcester,
Massachusetts, where he died, leaving a son
and daughter, now dead ; his son's wife, Mrs.
Charles A. Williams, being in 1908 the only
living representative of the family. 6. Austin,
June 7, 1813, died May 4, 1887. 7. Mary,
November i. 1815, died January 19, 1890. 8.
Hartley, August 12, 1820, died August 17,
1882. 9. Simeon, September 27, 1822, mar-
ried, November 27, i860, Mary Bliss, born in
Middleton, Connecticut, April 11, 1832, and
their children were : Howard Sherman, Fran-
cis Hartley and Adelaide Lydia, all born in
New Haven, Connecticut, the respective dates
of their birth being October 10, 1863, Septem-
ber 27, 1865, and January 18, 1869.

(VII) Timothy (3), eldest child of Simeon
and Lydia (Young) Williams, was born in
Woolwich, Maine, October 17, 1804. He was
reared amidst humble surroundings, the oldest
of a large family made up of father, mother
and nine children, eight boys and one girl, and
he had few educational advantages beyond the
short term of the district winter school. He
had learned the lesson of frugality and the
value of hard earned money, and he early be-
gan to exercise the habit of saving and care-
fully investing even his smallest savings. The
family removed from Woolwich to that part
of Thomaston which became known as Rock-
land. Maine, and here young Timothy became
a lime burner and the part owner of a valu-
able lime quarry, from which he dug the first
shovel full of material that went into the lime
kiln, and this quarry became one of the most
productive lime properties in the section. He
was entrusted with various town and city
offices, and when the town grew into a city
he became a bank director and represented the
city of Rockland in the state legislature for
three consecutive terms. He married, July 3,
1842, Jane H. Blackington, and he erected a
family residence in Rockland that has since
become known as the Williams homestead.
Mr. Williams died in Rockland, Maine, Sep-
tember I, 1880, and the public press on the
occasion of his death summed up his estim-
able w-orth in these words : "He was a worthy
man and a prominent citizen, and his death has
cast a gloom over the whole communitv and



wherever he was known. Few men of his
locality were better known throughout the
state. The character of the man and the value
of his life and services seem to demand spe-
cial recognition." His funeral from the resi-
dence was attended by many hundreds of the
most prominent citizens of the city of Rock-
land, and the services were conducted by his
pastor, the Rev. William T. Stover, of the
Universalist church, assisted by the Rev. Dr.
Stone, of the Methodist Episcopal church, who
spoke feelingly of the excellent life led by the
deceased, and the good qualities of heart and
mind which he possessed. He gained the title
of "Colonel" for having raised a regiment for
service in the Aroostook war, which regiment
he commanded in camp, the war ending before
it had an opportunity to engage in actual ser-
vice. The children of Timothy and Jane H.
(Blackington) Williams are: i. Warren G.,
born May 28, 1843. 2. Mary Jane, November
25, 1845. 3- Edwin A., May 7, 1848. 4. Me-
linda A., February 25, 1852. 5. Maynard
Sumner (q. v.). 6. Anna L., August i. 1861.
His wife died September 20, 1886.

(\TII) Maynard Sumner, the youngest son
of Timothy (3) and Jane H. (Blackington)
Williams, was born in Rockland, Maine, Sep-
tember 16, 1855. He was educated in the
public school, and early in life worked on his
father's farm and in his lime quarries, and in
1882 he left home to become a clerk in a gen-
eral store in Warren, Maine. He left this
position after a time, returned to his home and
became assistant general agent and manager
of several extensive lime quarries, besides the
one on his father's farm, and in 1886 he took
his father's place as agent and manager, and
maintained this position and largely added to
the value of the properties in which he was
part owner. He finally retired from active
lausiness life, having amassed a competence,
and gave his entire attention to the care of his
estate. He is a member of the Universalist
church; Republican member of city council
two terms. Mr. Williams built and resides in
one of the finest homes in this city of fine
residences, and it is pointed out to visitors as
the home of a self-made man of worth as well
as wealth. February 13, 1888, Mr. Williams
became affiliated with Knox Lodge, No. 29,
Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Rock-
land : Rockland Encampment, No. 36; Canton
La Fayette, Patriarchs Militant. He married,
March 8, 1883, Annie R., daughter of Oilman
L. Ulmer; children: i. Arthur T., born De-
cember 26. 1885, died November 10, 1886. 2.
Alice M., February 9, 1888, a graduate of Mt.

Holyoke College, JNfassachusetts. 3. Gladys
M., November 6, 1892, of the Westbrook Sem-

This name is derived from the an-
YORK cient city of York, the political

capital of Yorkshire ; as the city is
old, so is the surname. The early inhabitants
of New Gloucester, Maine, numbered several
of the name who were active in the making of
the town.

(I) Richard York was a native of England
and settled in Wakefield, New Brunswick. He
married Susan Gallup.

(II) Advardinis, son of Richard and Susan
(Gallup) York, was born in Wakefield in 1823.
In 1869 he removed to Mars Hill, .'\roostook
county, and engaged in farming. He was a
consistent member of the Free Baptist church.
He married Jane, daughter of Robert Irving.
Children : R. A., John E., C. N., E. W. and
Advardinis, who lives in Oregon.

(III) John E., second son of Advardinis
and Jane (Irving) York, was a native of Ox-
ford, New Brunswick, born May 27, i860. He
is indebted to his birthplace and to his adopted
home of Mars Hill for educational equipment.
Until twenty he remained on the patrimonial
estate, leaving this for merchandising. He
now conducts a large farm, deals in hav and
potatoes, the tuber that made Aroostook fa-
mous, and in partnership with H. W. Safiford,
conducts a carriage and harness repository.
He is one of the solid, substantial men of
Aroostook. He is a member of Century Lodge,
No. 100, Knights of Pythias, Aroostook
Lodge, No. 179, of Mars Hill, Ancient Free
and Accepted Masons, and Houlton Lodge.
No. 835, Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks. He married Lizzie, daughter of T. H.
Banks; children: Perley A., Ella L., Thomas
D., and Frank E. Mrs. York died in 1904.
He married (second) Clarinda Johnson.

Franklin Winslow Johnson, a
JOHNSON prominent educator, was born

in Jay, Maine, August 17,
1870. His parents were John S. and Eliza-
beth (Winslow) Johnson, the former a na-
tive of Deerfield, New Hampshire, and the
latter of Jay, Maine.

Mr. Johnson attended the public schools of
Wilton, and Wilton Academy, where he was
prepared for college. He matriculated at
Colby University at the age of seventeen, and
was graduated therefrom in 1891, the year of
his attaining his majority, with the degree of
A. B., and he received the degree of A. M.



in 1S94. lie was a member of the Delta Kappa
Epsilon fraternity, and at his graduation was
elected to membership in the Piii Beta Kappa
Society. On leaving college he accepted the
principalship of the Calais, Maine, high school,
and was head-master of that institution from
1891 to 1894. In the latter year he accepted
the principalship of the Coburn Classical In-
stitute at W'aterville, Maine. He remained at
the head of that celebrated school for a period
of eleven years, resigning in 1905 to take up
larger work in the middle west. Entering
upon the position of principal of the Academy
of the University of Chicago, Morgan Park,
Illinois, he served in that capacity until 1907,
when he was called to his present position —
that of dean of the University of Chicago High
School. While residing in Elaine he held the
position of president of the Maine School-
masters' CKib, and also of the Maine Peda-
gogical Society, and while residing in Water-
ville became affiliated with the Masonic lodge
of that place. He is a member of the Quad-
rangle Club of the University of Qiicago, and
is a member of the Baptist church. Mr. John-
son married, July 15, 1896, Carolyn Mae,
daughter of Captain George W. and Mary
Bradford (Rideout) Lord, of Calais, Maine.

The Rice family was originally Eng-
RICE lish, but branches have lived in both
the Catholic and Protestant sections
of Ireland for three centuries or more. In
1890 ninety-nine births of this name were re-
corded in Ireland, about half being in the
Protestant counties of Antrim and .Armagh.
A conspicuous historical character was Baron
Rice, associated with Tyrconnel in support of
King James against William of Orange. After
the Prince of Orange had overthrown all op-
position in England, he sent Richard Hamilton
to offer terms to Tyrconnel, who seemed in-
clined to sumbit. But his hesitation was prob-
ably to gain time. When Hamilton arrived in
Dublin he failed to persuade Tyrconnel to be-
tray James, but was himself easily persuaded
to betray William. Tyrconnel, finding Mount-
joy's presence troublesome, sent him with
Baron Rice on a mission to France. Mount-
joy was told to inform James that it would be
useless to try the fate of war in Ireland. But
Rice was instructed to get his companion
placed in prison and to urge James to come
over with a French force. Should he refuse,
then Rice was to offer Ireland to Louis of
France. Baron Rice was successful in his
mission to King James.

(I) Christopher Rice, immigrant ancestor,

came to Waterville, Maine, or vicinity during
the revolution, from the north of Ireland. He

married Morrill, probably a descendant

of the family that settled early at Salisbury,
Massachusetts. Children : James, George,
John, Richard.

(II) James, son of Christopher Rice, was
bom in Waterville, Maine, about 1790. He
married Relief Young. Children, born at Oak-
land. Maine: James. George, Richard. Sabas-
tian. Sylvanus. Hannah. Grace. Martha. Anna,
Elizabeth. Robert Dunlap. mentioned below.

(III) Robert Dunlap, son of James Rice,
was born in Oakland, Maine, Alarch 8, 1837,
died in Fairfield, Maine, February 5, 1903.
He was educated in the public schools. He
followed farming for a calling and owned a
two-hundred acre place at Fairfield. Besides
his farming he manufactured potash and soap
for fifteen years or more. He was a pros-
perous and influential citizen. In politics he
was a Democrat ; in religion a Universalist.
He was a member of Samaritan Lodge of
Odd Fellows, of Waterville, and of Havelock
Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of Waterville. He
married, February 23, 1870, Martha J. Tup-
per, born May 17, 1848, in West Waterville,
now Oakland. Maine. She is now living in
Fairfield. Children: i. Edward Cannon,
born May 14, 1878, mentioned below. 2. Wil-
lie, born September 17, 1880, died September
27, 1880.

(IV) Edward Cannon, son of Robert Dim-
lap Rice, was born in Fairfield, Maine. May
14, 1878. He attended the public schools of
his native town, and the Coburn Classical In-
stitute of Waterville, where he prepared for
college. He entered Colby College and was
graduated in the class of 1901. Immediately
afterward he began to study his profession in
the law offices of Brown & Brown, where he
was a clerk for three years. He was admitted
to the bar in August, 1904, and opened an
office in Fairfield, where he has had a large
general practice. Mr. Rice is a Democrat in
politics. He is a member of Siloam Lodge of
Free Masons, and of Fairfield Lodge of Odd
Fellows. He married, December 5, 1904, Edna
M. Owen, born May 11, 1880, in Winthrop,
Maine, daughter of Charles E. and Nellie
(Nason) Owen. Children, born in Fairfield:
I. Miriam Elizabeth. November 5, 1905. 2.
Robert Owen, May 6, 1908.

Frank A. Morey, of Lewiston,

MOREY lawyer, former member of the

Maine legislature and present

mavor of Lewiston, is a native of New York




state, born in Keeseville, Essex county, March
II, 1863, and comes of an old colonial family
of New England. His early education was ac-
quired in his native town, and he graduated
from Keeseville Academy in 1881. In the
fall of the same year he entered Bates Col-
lege, Lewiston, for the academic course and
graduated from that institution with the de-
gree of A. B. in 1885, having attained the
highest standing in modern languages. Mr.
Moray's college course with the honors which
accompanied his graduation are more remark-
able by reason of the fact that he worked his
way through from the beginning of his sec-
ondary education in old Keeseville Academy to
the end of the course leading to his bachelor
degree; and this he did by engaging in can-
vassing work during his leisure hours of the
college sessions and by teaching school during
the vacation intervals.

His early ambition was to fit himself for the
profession of pedagogy and to that end his
foundations were laid — and well laid ; and
while he was offered an excellent position at a
tempting salary in a teacher's chair, he yielded
to the persuasions of friends and turned to the
profession of law. He took up the new study
in the office of Mr. Hewitt, of Keeseville, a
leading member of the Essex county bar, and
after completing the course prescribed by the
rules of the court of appeals presented himself
for examination at Albany, New York, and
in 1887 was admitted to practice in the courts
of that state. Having come to the bar Mr.
Morey returned to Keeseville and began prac-
tice in partnership with Mr. Hewitt, his for-
mer preceptor, and for the next three years
was an active figure in court and professional
circles in Essex county. In 1891 he came to
Lewiston, this state, practiced alone for the
next six months and then became partner with
Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy under the firm style
of McGillicuddy & Morey. The relationship
thus established still continues and the firm
and its individual members are well known in
all professional and court circles in Andros-
coggin county, and indeed throughout the en-
tire state.

Mr. Morey was not an entire stranger in
Lewiston when he became a member of the
Androscoggin county bar, for he had previ-
ously been known as a student in college there,
a successful teacher in the public schools and
his diploma from the regents of the University
of the State of New York gave him at once a
standing in the courts of the state of Maine,
where he soon proved his worth as a lawyer

and advocate at the bar. His career has been
one of gratifying success, and quite naturally,
in connection with professional employments
he has been somewhat closely identified with
public and ])olitical affairs and has been
chosen to fill a number of offices of responsi-
bility and honor, and in each of them he has
acquitted himself well. For two years he was
city solicitor of Lewiston, and for three years
also was a member of the lower house of the
state legislature, in the latter body serving as
a member of the committee on legal affairs,
the ways and means, and the judiciary com-
mittees, the committee on appropriations and
also that on financial affairs. While in the
house he introduced and secured the passage
of the only law in the statute books relating to
usury and usurious transactions within the
state. Another important law which owes its
enactment to him is that materially reducing
the cost of collecting taxes ; another is that
known as the Morey amendment to the Aus-
tralian ballot law, and still another providing
"that all questions submitted to the people
must be on a separate ballot." During his
legislative service Mr. Morey did good work
for the city of Lewiston in securing the char-
ter for city water works, which was finally
accomplished only after the measure had twice
met with defeat. After his last term in the
state legislature he was elected county attor-
ney for Androscoggin county, and re-elected
to the same office September, igo8; in 1907
was elected mayor of Lewiston, which office he
still holds, being re-elected thereto March,
1908. He is a staunch Democrat.

As a lawyer he ranks with the leaders of
the county bar, whether in the counsel of the
office, the preparation and trial of his cases, or
as an advocate before the court or the jury.
He is methodical, but not laborious, aggressive
in the trial of his cases, but never abusive,
always shows proper deference to the court,
and he never has been known to go half pre-
pared into the trial of a case. He is some-
thing of a traveller, domestic and foreign, and
during his travels abroad has visited the Brit-
ish house of parliament and the national legis-
lative houses of France; and it was he who
several years ago ventured the prediction that
the French republic would attempt to secure
sovereignty in Morocco as a means of pos-
session of Ceuta, a strategic point equal in de-
fensive military operations to the British
Gibraltar. Mr. Morey married, June 24, 1889,
Maude E. Douglass, by whom he has one
child, Ruth M., born September 11, 1892.



(For ancestry see Samuel Packard I.)

(\'I) Alpheus Spring Pack-
PACKARD ard, son of Rev. Hezekiah
Packard, was born in Chelms-
ford, Massachusetts, December 23. 1798, and
died on Squirrel Island, Maine, July 13, 1884.
He graduated from Bowdoin College m 1816,
standing second in his class. After leaving
college he taught school in the towns of Gor-
ham and llallowell until 1819, when he %yas
appointed tutor in his alma mater, continuing
in that capacity until 1824, when he was made
professor of Greek and Latin, which chair he
filled uninterruptedly until 1865, although dur-
ing the meantime he served in various capaci-
ties. From 1842 to 1845 he was professor of
rhetoric and oratory, and from 1864 until the
time of his death he performed the duties of
the professorship of natural and revealed re-
ligion. In 1883 he was acting president of the

On May 16, 1850, Professor Packard was
ordained clergyman of the Congregational
church and during the later years of his life
was chaplain of the college. In i86g he was
honored with the degree of divinitatis doctor.
After 1869 he performed the duties of the
office of college librarian. Professor Pack-
ard was among the earliest members of the
Maine Historical Society, and for forty-eight
years was its librarian and curator of its
museum cabinet. He also was a member of
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
the New York Historical Society, and of the
London Historical Society. He was a fre-
quent though not prolific contributor to cur-
rent literature, and a number of his articles
were published in the Xorth American Re-
vieiv. the Collections of the Maine Historical
Society, and Bibliothcca Sacra. His more am-
ple works were his "Works of Rev. Jesse Ap-
pleton, with a Memoir," 1836-37; and "Xeno-
phen's Memorabilia of Socrates, with English
Notes," 1839; and besides these works he
edited the "History of Bowdoin College, with
Biographical Sketches." 1882.

(V'll) Robert Lawrence, son of Rev. Dr.
Alpheus Spring and Caroline (Rartels) Pack-
ard, was born in Brunswick. Maine, November
27, 1847, 3nfl received his early education in
public schools and Phillips Andover Academy,
where he prepared for college. In 1864 he
matriculated at Bowdoin College, made the
academic course, and was graduated A. B. in
1868. After leaving college he took up peda-
gogical work and for a time held a professor-
ship in the Maine State College, and in 1886
he became connected with the faculty of the

School of Mines, Houghton, Michigan. In
1890 he was appointed a special agent of the
census, to visit the mining districts of the west
and assist in obtaining statistics of the produc-
tion of the gold, silver, lead and zinc mines.
In 1899 he was appointed to the Bureau of
Education, Washington, District of Columbia,
where his work has been special in character,
a position provided for by act of congress, his
labors relating particularly to the history of
education in Spanish-American countries. Pro-
fessor Packard is an occasional contributor to
current literature on scientific subjects.

This name is of French origin
BEEDE and was originally written Beede

with an accent on the final e. The
spelling has been retained by most of the fam-
ily, though some of the line spell it Beedy,
which accords with the English pronuncia-
tion. The name is one of which the owners
have reason to be proud, though it is neither
one of the oldest or most numerous in this
country. The early Beedes seem to be con-
fined to New Hampshire, where they were
among the earliest and most prominent resi-
dents of Sandwich near the center of the state,
and of Kingston and Fremont in the southern
portion. The first American ancestor was Eli
Beede, who came to this country about the be-
ginning of the eighteenth century, being only
sixteen years old at the time. He was the only
son of a widow who lived on the Isle of Jer-
sey, and he spoke the old Norman French of
his people. It is said that he came over as a
stowaway, and appeased the wrath of the cap-
tain by repairing some damaged stockings,
which were afterwards sold for full price. His
story has been graphically told in verse by his
descendant. Dr. Joshua W'. Beede, of Auburn,
Maine, from whom we quote : The method
by which Eli Beede paid his passage is de-
scribed :

"For moth-holed hose, by English dames

Knit for Colonial trade.
In bnx&s big to his hands came.

And good as new were made."

It is not known whether he landed at Boston
or Portsmouth, New Hampshire; but wher-
ever his first port, he soon sought the country.

"He loved the woods, their whispering leaves.

Their solitude, their air;
He loved the carpets Nature weaves.

Sun-tinted everywhere.
The birds for him had sweeter tune

Than violin or flfe.
Their love notes vibrant with the rune

Of reproductive life.
The archins sky alive with stars

On moonless nights and cold.
The northern lights' dissolving bars

Athwart the heavens rolled."



All these attracted the young adventurer,
and determined him to become a tiller of the

"In Kingston, a New Hampshire town,

In parish second then.
Young Eli came to settle down

And take his place with men,

'■ 'Twas here his savings acres bought,

Untilled and rough and new.
'Twas here he stones and brambles fought,

And here he forests slew.

"The eighteen farms, three towns record.

And left unto his heirs.
Came to his hands as just rewards

Of brain and brawn and prayers,"

He became a man of considerable local dis-
tinction, and was yclept doctor for his skill
in treating sick horses and cattle, and wizard
for his power in subduing the vicious ones.

"He had o'er these hypnotic power,

A Rarey in bis day.
The wildest would before him cower

And own his magic sway."

It is to this man that all the Beedes in the
country can trace their ancestry, and he seems
to have been endowed with the qualities which
would make him a fit progenitor for a power-
ful race.

(I) Little is known about Eli Beede save
what is given in the introduction. He came
from the Isle of Jersey about the year 1700,.
and settled in Kingston, New Hampshire,
where he married Mehitable Sleeper, the first
white female child born in that town. Seven
children, four sons and three daughters, were
born to this couple. Daniel, one of the sons,
moved to Sandwich, New Hampshire, where

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