a life of strict temperance, industry, prudence, econ-
omy and integrity, and is now able to enjoy the
fruits resulting from such a life, without labor or
care. Air. Hughes has legions of friends and
myriads of acciuaintances.
While George W. 11. Hughes was still a child
his parents removed from Prospect, Conn., to
Xaugatuck. and here he took advantage of the ex-
cellent educational opjxirtunities afforded, and in
the high school was under the instruction of the
well-remembered A. N. Lewis, graduating from
this school in 1864. The musical talent which was
a most natural inheritance from a gifted father, soon
disi)layed itself in young Hughes, and his entrance
into the business world was as a tuner of organs
about twenty-five years ago. Under the firm style
of \'ogel & Hughes, he became interested in the
manufacture of organs, in Norwich, Conn., this
enterjjrise prospering until its career was closed by
a disastrous fire destroying nearly all of the prop-
erty of the firm.
With the assistance of Mr. J. W. Huntington, a
financial magnate. Mr. Hughes then built a factory
in Norwich, and until the (leath of Mr. Huntington,
in 1879, the manufacture of organs was successfully
carried on in this place. Then Mr. Hughes closed
this business and returned to New Haven, embark-
ing in the coal and Hour trade at No. 34 Church
street, conducting this very successfully until 1891,
when he sold this business and organized the Royal
Shoe store, which one year later he gave to his
cousin, Harr)' Hughes, who is still conducting it.
Mr. Hughes is a man of most varied talents,
and. possesses business ability of a superior order.
For some ten years he has been actively engaged
in the real estate business, and in 1889 he pur-
chased an interest in the Hyperion Theater, in this
city, and with his i)artner, iJr. A. E. Winchell. has
improved this property very greatly. It had been
badly managed and required renovation and busi-
ness tactics to place it upon a paying basis. Mr.
Hughes is also a stockholder, owning a controlling
interest in a corset factory, and also in some pros-
])erous patent medicines, outside of this city. Active,
alert and energetic, Mr. Hughes has long been a
very important factor in the business life of New
Haven. In the management and sale of real estate
he has been far-seeing and ]5olitic. and his manage-
ment of various properties and their disposal have
brought him large commissions, notably in the case
of the "Florence House." Howard avenue in this
city has been principally built up by Mr. Hughes,
and some of its edifices are still his property. Soon
after building the imposing Hughes block, on the
corner of Congress and Asylum streets, he disposed
of it to Mr. Newman.
In 1886 Mr. Hughes was married to Miss Maude
Kellogg, of Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of Will-
iam Kellogg, of that city, and to this union was born
one son, George \\ . R., Sept. 14, 1887. This young
man is a student of the Day school, in New Haven,
and is a very interested member of the foot-ball
team. Mr. Hughes votes with the Republican party,
but has no political ambition. His business interests
in this city are large and growing, but are under
his control, his ability and grasp of afYairs making
him one of the leading factors in the growth and
development of this beautiful city.
CH.VRLKS l-XUIU IVES, a prominent market
gardener and selectman of Cheshire, New Haven
coifnty, was born in that town Sept. 23, 1857, and is
a descendant of John Ives, the first of the name in
this county. The grandfather, Elihu Ives, was a
native of the town of Wallingford. where he en-
gaged in farming during early life, and where he
married Rachel Ijlakeslee. Their children were
Charles: John, a resident of Marion, Iowa; Elihu.
of the same place ; George : and Norman, all of
whom, with the exception of Charles, went \\'est
and located in Iowa. The grandfather also removed
to Iowa, becoming one of the first settlers of Marion,
where he took up land and engaged in farming until
his death. He was a Jeffersonian Democrat, and a
member of the Baptist Church.
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
Lliarlcs Ivcs, tlu- father of our suhjcct, was born
and reared in \Valliii}jford, and when a young man
came to Cheshire, where for several years he en-
gaged in agricuhural pursuits upon wliat is now
known as the Morgan fanii. He then purchased the
farm now operated l)y his son, and upon tiiat place
made many imi)rovemcnts. His death occurred
Sept. 4. 1866, on tlie Morgan farm, and his remains
were interred in Cheshire cemetery. He, too, was an
earnest meniher of the I'.antist Church, and a Dem-
ocrat in politics. In Cheshire he married Sarafi L.
Moss, a native of that town, and a daughter of
Josc])h Moss. She is still living, and now makes
her home in W'allingford. To them were horn five
children, namely: Ceorgc Rodney, who died in in-
fancy; lleorge Rodney (2), also deceased; Mary
C, wife of Amos Ives, of W'allingford; Matilda
L., wife of Robert Miner; and Charles Elihu.
During his boyhood Charles Elihu Ives attended
the district schools of his native town and early be-
came familiar with the duties which fall to the lot
of the agriculturist. He was only nine years of age
when his father died, and he early took charge of
the home farm, and has since devoted his energies
to its operation. It consists of seventy-five acres,
upon which he has made many useful and valuable
improvements. He is engaged principally in market
gardening, and in this branch of industry is meet-
ing with good success.
Mr. Ives was married at Meriden, Conn., in 1887,
to Miss Harriet L. Todd, a daughter of James and
Esther (Hall) Todd, and granddaughter of Streat
Todd, all natives of W'olcolt. She is a most esti-
mable lady and a member of the Episcopal Church.
In his political views Mr. Ives is a Democrat and
has filled the offices of selectman and assessor of
his town, and is now a member of the board of
selectmen. Fraternally he is a member of the
Grange. Industrious, cnterprismg and progressive,
whom he comes in contact, and has many warm
friends throughout the town.
ANDREW HEXDERSOX has been engaged
in business in Xew Haven as a florist since 1875,
and he has long been regarded as one of the best
in that line in the city. He is a native of Sweden,
born Jime 24, 1S5R, son of John H. Henderson, who
passed all his life in that country. Our subject's
father was a machinist, and alw.ivs followed that
trade. His death at the age of sixty-two was the
result of an accident. He married Sadie Erickson,
also a native of Swerlen, whose father was a farmer,
and seven children were l)orn to them, si.x of whom
are yet living: John, in Sweden; Charles, a resi-
dent of Emporia, Kans. ; Hannah, in Sweden; Au-
gustus, in Vienna, .Austria; .Andrew, our subject;
and Daniel, a machinist of New Haven. The
mfitlur died at the age of sixty-one. Both parents
attended the Swedish Lutheran Church.
Andrew Henderson si)ent his boyhood in his na-
tive land, attended the common schools, and at an
early age commenced work at the business which
he has continued to follow. He w'orked at nursery
and landscajjc gardening until coming to this coun-
try, in 1871. His first three years in America were
spent in .Xew Rochelle, X. W, with James S. Knapp,
and he was subsc(|nently in business a short time
a. Long I'ranch, X. J., before coming to Westville,
in 1875. I'Vjr four years he was partner in a florist
b'tsiness, at the end of that time starting in busi-
ness for himself in a small way at first. His busi-
ness has attained such proportions, however, that he
now has more land than any other florist in the
])lace, having four acres devoted to growing roses,
violets and carnations. He gives employment to a
mmiber of men, having a fine local jjatronage, and
supplying the large florists in the city of Xew Ha-
ven. His place of business is at Xo. 845 Whalley
avenue. Air. Henderson caters to first-class trade
only, and makes a specialty of the best grade of
flowers. By integrity and honest dealing he has
gained a substantial footing among the reliable busi-
ness men of Westville anc. Xew Haven and has
Mr. Henderson was married, in 1885, to Aliss
Ellen Jane Pritchard, a native of England, who, on
coming to America, lived in Pennsylvania before
her marriage. Three children have been born to
them, Seigert, Ida and Jennie. The family attend
the Episcopal Church. Mr. Henderson is a Repub-
lican in ])olitical faith.
CHARLES HENRY ERTSBIE, one of Bran-
ford's respected citizens, comes of good old New
England Revolutionary stock. A native of Con-
necticut, he was born Oct. 28, 1836, in Stony
Creek, Xew Haven countv, and was reared and
educated in Bran ford, in the northern part of the
town, called the Mill Plain District.
Josiah Frisbie, grandfather of our subject, was
a native of Branford, and died at the age of ninety-
one years. He was a farmer by occupation, and
served as a soldier in the w'ar of the Revolution.
I'our children were born to him: Augustus, Levi,
Samuel and Lavinia. Of these,
Levi Fri.sbic, father of our subject, was also of
Branford nativity, and followed the pursuit of a
fisherman at Stony Creek, where he died at the age
of fifty-four years. By his wife, P.etty (Beach),
daughter of Elnathan Beach, he had five children:
Elnathan B., Russell, Anna B., Thaddeus B. and
Charles Henry Frisbie. the subject proper of
these lines, learned the trade of carpenter, and fol-
lowed same up to and some time after the Civil war.
On Aug. 13, 1862, he enlisted in Company E, 15th
Conn. X. L, and participated in the first battle of
Frederick.sburg. after which he was placed on de-
tached service in the quartermaster's department,
2d Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Later he had charge, as wagonmaster, of all the
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
land transportation at Xewbern, N. C, over one
thousand horses and mules and one hundred men.
After three years' service he was honorably dis-
charged at Xevv Haven, Conn., July 11, 1865.
After the close of hostilities Mr. Frisbie followed
his trade and lumbering up to June 3, 1874, when
he had an accident with a buzz-saw whereby he
lost his left arm, at the elbow. Since 1890 he
has been engaged in the manufacture of hammer
handles for granite cutters.
On Dec. 31, 1854, Mr. Frisbie married Mary
Foote, daughter of Jonathan and Abigail R. (Lins-
ley) Foote, of North Branford, Conn., and they
have one son, Frank H. Socially Mr. FYisbie is
a member of Mason Rogers Post, No. 7, G. A. R.,
of iiranford, and served three consecutive terms
as commander of the post, an c\idcnce in itself
of his popularity in the G. A. R. In politics he is
a Republican, and has held the ol^ce of assessor
JERE DEWEY EGGLESTON, M. D., of Mer-
iden. where for twenty and more years he has suc-
cessfully practiced his profession and been a valued j
and useful citizen of that manufactm-ing center, is j
one of the commonwealth's selfmadc men. 1
ISorn Oct. 28, 1853, in Longmeadow, Mass., Dr.
Eggleston is a son of the late Jere D. and Louisa
( Carew) Eggleston, and a descendant in the seventh
generation from Begat Eggleston, who was born in j
1390, and came probably from Exeter, England, to
Dorchester, Mass., in 1630, only ten years after the !
landing of the Pilgrim F'athers. He was a freeman
in 163 1, was an original member of Mr. Warham's
Church and with it removed to Windsor, Conn., in
1635, becoming one of the first settlers of the town.
His second wife was Mary Talcott, of Hartford.
Mr. Eggleston died Sept. i. 1674, and his wife
r\Iary died in Windsor Dec. 8, 1657.
From this first .American ancestor Dr. Eggles-
ton's lineage is through James, Nathaniel, Nathaniel
I -' I , fiber, Eli and Jere D. Eggleston.
( H) James Eggleston, son of Begat, the emi-
grant settler, born in England, married Hester, sis-
ter of Roger W'illiams, and she is said to have been
the first female white child born in Hartford, Conn.
Mr. Eggleston was made a freeman in 1637. He
was in the Pequot fight, for which services he re-
ceived in 1671 a grant of fifty acres of land. He
died Dec. i, 1679, at the age of fifty-nine. His
widow married, April 29, 1680, James Enno.
(HI) Nathaniel Eggleston, son of James, born
Aug. 15, 1666, married, Sept. 13, 1694, Hannah
Ashley, of Westfield, Mass., Ixirn Dec. 26, 1675,
and removed from Windsor to \\'estfield, where his
(I\') Nathaniel Eggleston (2), son of Na-
thaniel, born in Westfield April 3, 1712, married,
Aug. 17, 1741. Esther Wait, of Northampton, and
died in Westfield March 7. 1790. aged nearlv ninety.
Their cliildrcn w ere : Eber, Simeon and Abner.
(V) Eber Eggleston, son of Nathaniel (2),
married Submit Judd, of Southampton, who died
July 4, 1 82 1. Mr. Eggleston was a soldier of the
war of 1812, was wounded in battle, losing three
fingers, and was a United States pensioner. His
children were: Eli, born in \\'esthcld in 1784;
Eber, l)orn in 1790; Eunice; Judd; Submit; Laura;
(V'l) Eli Eggleston, son of Eber, born in 1784,
married (first) Oct. i, 1805, Zcruiah Searle, born
at Southampton in August, 1789, and died in West-
field Oct. 3, 1826, at thirty-seven; he married (sec-
ond) Laura, niece of Benjamin Eggleston, of Mid-
dlefield. Conn. Eli Eggleston was an honest, in-
dustrious, cheerful and obliging man, a great reader
of the Bible and was greatly respected. He was
engaged in farming. His children were : lumicc,
born Dec. 19, 1806, died Sept. i. 1827; Minerva,
born April 19, 1808, married, in November, 1834,
Sylvester Cooper, and died at Springfield. Mass.,
Feb. 2, 1841, had children, Cornelius and Russell;
William Judd, born Aug. 21, 1809, died in Hamp-
ton, Mass., had three sons and three daughters ;
Zcruiah, born Fel). 7. 1811, married May 3, 1835,
Abel Pendleton, of Norfolk, Conn., and died there
July 31, 1842. had two daughters, ]Mrs. Sherman
Kimberly and ]\Irs. Humphry, both of Goshen,
(."i>nn. : Jere Dewey is mentioned farther on; Electa,
born Jan. 4, 1814, married Sumner Cooper, of Suf-
field. Conn., and removed to Woodstock, Conn., had
three children ; Russell Searle, bom in September,
1816; Harmon, born Jan. 18. 1818, married Maria
Root, of Westfield, where he died; Eli. Iwrn Sept.
21, 1819, died Feb. 18, 1822; Julia, born in 1821,
died when young; and Julia (2). born Sept. 30,
1822, married. June 22, 1842, James D. Collins,
then a gimsmith of Colts factory, Hartford.
( A'il) Jere Dewev Eggleston. son of Eli, born
July IT. 1812, married, in 1S31, Louisa Carew, and
resided for a time at Broad Brook, East Windsor,
Conn. He was a miller by occupation, a man of
generous impulses, of strict integrity and of de-
cided opinions. He died in Enfield, Conn., March
10. 1855. and his widow passed away some years
later. Their children were: (i) George, who died
in 1876. leaving a son, Charles. (2) Mary Louise
married Horace King, and had five children. (3)
Arthur F., born Oct. 23, 1844, and married, March
I. 1871, Marv Isabel Abbe, of Windsor Locks,
Conn. Judge Eggleston is now one of the foremost
lawvers of the State, a member of the firm of Buck
& Eggleston, of Hartford. He was prepared for
college at Mon.son .\cadcmy, Monson. Mass. The
breaking out of the Civil war gave him a spirit of
uneasiness and restlessness that coulrl onl\- be
quieted bv actual participation in the conflict, and
though not yet as old as was generally deemed
necessary he managed to enlist in the 46th Mass.
V. I., followed its vicissitudes until it was mus-
tered out, and received an lionorable discharge. He
then resumed his studies, in 1864 entering Williams
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
College, from which he was graduated in 1868.
He read law in the office of Strong & Buck, Hart-
ford, and was admitted to the Bar of Hartford
county in 1872. Some time after Mr. Strong's
death in 1872 he became a member of the finn of
Buck & Eggleston, an association which has since
remained unbroken, and which has developed into
one of the strongest law linns in the state, as well as
one of the most successful. Judge Eggleston is a
Reiniblican, and active and inlluential in the coun-
cils of the party. He has served as president of the
common council. He served for a period of ten
years as attorney for the Iward of County Commis-
sioners, and filled the office of county treasurer a
like number of years. In 1877 he was appointed
judge of the Hartford police court, and continued
on the bench until 1883. when he declined re-elec-
tion. In 1888 he succeeiied Hon. William Ham-
mersley to the office of States Attorney for Hart-
ford county, a position he has since filled with
signal ability and efficiency. From 1892 to 1895
he was police commissioner of the city of Hartford.
< 4) Hannah married B. Tillson, and resided in
Ponifret, Conn. (^\ Herbert E. (6) Jere Dewev,
Dr. Eggleston's father having died in the son's
infancy, and his mother while he was yet a youth,
he became self-reliant and dependent when a mere
lad, l)Ut rose equal to circumstances and conditions.
At thirteen years of age he began supporting him-
self by working on a farm, and later by teaching
school he was prepared for and passed through col-
IfRt'. graduating from Williams College, and later
in 1879 from the College of Physicians and Sur-
geons at Xew York City. He l)egan the practice
of medicine in the town of Windsor Locks, Conn.,
and in about j88o located in the city of Meriden,
where through his studious habits, close attention
to his profession and agreeable manners he gained
the good will and confidence of the people, and ob-
tained a large share of the practice in that growing
city, and is now in the enjovment of an extensive
and successful patronage. He has kept abreast of
the times in the profession and has earned the rep-
utation of being a conservative and safe practitioner.
Like his brother. Judge Eggleston, the Doctor is a
Reiniblican in his political affiliations and has given
some time to the duties of citizenship, having served
the municipality of Meriden for several years as an
alderman. Dr. Eggleston is known as a man of
strict integritv and honor, and as a man of energ>'
and snap. He is self-made, his position in society
and his professional success being due wholly to the
force of his make-up. He is prominent in his com-
inunity in l>oth I-Veemasonrv and Odd Fellowship,
an(l is a member of the local orders there.
On Mav 18. 1S81, Dr. Eggleston was married
to I-'Iizabelh C. Duncan, of Poc|uonock, \\'indsor.
Conn., and to than have come children as follows:
Robert D., born March 7, 1882: Ralnh B.. born
November, 1884, and died March 19, 1886; Jcanette
L., born April 18, 1887; Arthur J., bom Nov. 19,
1890; and Jere Dudley, born May 29, 1894.
I Mrs. Eggleston is a native of Poquonock, and
\ the daughter of one of its prominent citizens and
' manufacturers â€” Thomas Duncan (2), who is a na-
tive of Scotland, where he was born Aug. 13, 1832,
son of Thomas Duncan, a descendant of an excellent
Scotch ancestry. Thomas Duncan (2) for upwards
of forty years has been a resident of Connecticut,
and here has been prominently connected with re-
ligious and civil interests. He is an expert paper
manufacturer and for many years has been identi-
\ fied with the making of paper in Poquonock and
! elsewhere in the State. Late in tlie 'nineties he re-
moved to New York city. His first wife, the mother
of his children, was formerly Miss Grace Yule,
who was born June 14, 1834, and died Feb. 15,
[ 1867. Their five children were: T. E. and John
' C, both well known men to the paper trade of
' the country ; Grace, now deceased ; Agnes, now de-
\ ceased, formerly the wife of Nelson R. Lord, of
; Poquonock; and Elizabeth C, wife of Dr. Eggles-
CAPT. DANIEL LOY.XL B.\RBER was born
; March 19, 1855, in Litchfield, Conn., a son of Loyal
Rossetter Barber, who was born Aug. 21, 181 1, in
Harwinton, Litchfield Co., Conn. The father was
a farmer and was extensively engaged in the tim-
ber business. He was a Republican, and remov-
ing to Litchfield when he was twenty-two years of
age became a prominent member of the commu-
nity, serving for several terms as selectman; and
was an active member of the Congregational
Church. On June 25, 1833, '^^ ^^'''^ married to Miss
Lucretia Buell, born in Litchfield April 25, 1814,
and a daughter of Norman and Lucretia (Webs-
ter) Buell. Loyal R. Barber died May 25, 1885. in
the town of Harwinton, where he had been living
for some years on his farm. His widow is still liv-
ing in Watcrbury. Their children were: (i)
Amelia B., born Sept. 9, 1835, married Edwin F.
Perkins, of Litchfield, who died in the war of the
Rebellion ; she is now living in Litchfield. (2) Nor-
man P.., bom Oct. 9, 1837, died Oct. 12, 1863, at
Alexandria, Va., during the RdDcllion : he married
.Susan Wood, of Milton, Conn. (3) Lucretia R..
born March 17, 1840, married D. M. Hancock, of
Raynham, Mass., where she died Oct. 22, 1S99.
(4) Minerva W.. Ixjrn Sept. 4, 1842, died Aug. 9,
1843. (5) Marina W., born May 30, 1849, mar-
ried L. 0. Bradley, of Torrington. (6) Lyman
B., bom March 8,' 1847, died .-Xpril 12, 1897; he
married Miss Jennie W. Cooper, of Bristol, Conn.,
and died in \\'allingford. (7^ .Kugusta B., born
Mav 2, 1833, married Edgar H. Chipman, of Water-
bur>-. (8) Capt. Daniel L. (9) Julia M., born Aug.
30, 1859, married (yeorge E. Taft, of Unionville,
Conn., and died April 27, 1891.
Asa Piarber, the grandfather of Capt. Daniel
L., was born in Harwinton, Conn., where he spent
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
his entire life engaged in farniing. An active Whig,
he held many town otifices, allhousih he died when
but lliirty-one years old, and he was prominent in
church matters. He married Miss ^lindwell Ros-
seter, of Ilarwinton, and to them were born: Ab-
ncr, Asa, Loyal and Lyman.
Capt. Daniel Loyal Barber had his early edu-
cation in his own home town, and then attended
the Harwinton schools, whither his parents removed
when he was about thirteen years old. Leaving
school at the age of eighteen years, he l>egan life
for himself in charge of an engine in the Barber &
Dayton Spring Bed and Scaffold Bracket Co. He
remained with this company about a year and a
half, when it failed and he took charge of the w^od
department of the Stanley Level and Rule Co., at
New Britain, Mr. Barber was with this estab-
lishment about three and a half years, and then
removed to Burlington, where he was foreman of
^\'. R. Hartingan's wood turning establishment,
having some twenty-five wood turners under him.
He held this resjxjnsible position for two years or
more, and then came to Wallingford to be assistant
foreman of the buffing department of the R. Wallace
& Sons Manufacturing Co., where he remained for
nearly ten years. .At that time. he be.gan contract
work in the same department, in which he is now
engaged, having in his employ about twenty hands.
Capt. Barber joined Co. E, First Conn. Nat.
Guards, as a private, at New Britain in 1875, and
served for four years. On Sept. 20, 1883, he united
w'ith Co. K, 2(1 Conn. Nat. (iuards, at \\'alling-
ford, as a private, and became a corporal May 20,
1885: sergeant, Dec. 30, 1886; first sergeant, Sept.
20, 1890; second lieutenant, June 25, 1891, and cap-
tain, Nov. 17th of the same year. On Nov. 17,
1896, he made application to be placed on the re-
tired list, and Jan. i, 1900, Captain Barber was ap-
pointed inspector of small arms practice on Col.
T. F. Callahan's staff at New Haven.
Capt. Barber was one of the charter members of
Ivy Lodge, No. 43, K. of P., and is a member
of Compass Lodge, of the Eastern Star Lodge, No.
37, F. & A. M., and of Mira Temple, No. 90,
Knights of Khorrassan. He was colonel of the
second regiment, U. R. K. P., for two years, where
he was on the staff of Major General Carnahan.
Capt. Barber is a charter member of Court Samuel
Sunpson, No. 131, Foresters of America, and was
the first Chief Ranger of the Court, where he
served two terms. He belongs to the Charter Oak
Circle, C. of F., auxiliary to the Foresters. Capt.
Barber -is a charter member of Putnam Council,
O. U. A. M., and for six years was secretary of
that bodv. He is also a member of the Walling-
Capt. Barber has served on the to^vn commit-
tee for several terms. For a number of terms he
has served on the Court of Burgesses, and is one