their father on Long Wharf. Early in that year he
embarked for Brazil on a business inspecting tour,
to ascertain what might be done in a business line.
At Para, on the Amazon, a place then but little
known to Americans, he remained some eighteen
months, and there established a good trade. This
enterprise was the means of introducing into that
region many articles of American growth and pro-
duction, which were before wholly unknown. On
returning from Brazil. Mr. Everit became a part-
ner in the house of Hotchkiss Bros. & Co., which
relations he continued until i860. Desiring a larger
field of operation than New Haven afforded, and
for other reasons, he went to New York City, and
there with Charles P. Burdett formed a partnership
under the title of Burdett & Everit. which continued
for nine or ten years, the firm building up a large
and profitable business with Brazil, the W'cst Indies
In 1869 in the very prime of life and in the
full tide of prosperity, Nir. Everit. at the early age
of forty-five, retired from business, solely in con-
sequence of ill health. Returning to New Haven,
he established for himself a beautiful and charming
home, located on a level plateau, on the east side of
Whitney avenue, only half a mile distant and in full
and grand view of the precipitous front of East
Rock, the park itself extending nearly to his
grounds. Ilere he is enjoying with his family the
fruits of a well-spent life, and dispenses a generous
hospitality to his many friends. Mr. Everit is en-
terprising and public-spirited, as is evidenced in the
appearance of his commodious grounds and resi-
dence, which add great beauty to the "City of
Elms." In 1869 he purchased a large farm about
twenty-two miles west from Boston, in what is now
the flourishing town of South Framinghani. This
land is laid out for the building of a city, and Mr.
Everit has spent a great amount of money and
time on the property.
On Feb. 3, i86r, Mr. Everit was married to
I\Iiss Mary Talman Lawrence, daughter of \\'atson
E. Lawrence, of New York, and Augusta Maria
(Nicoll) Lawrence, of New Haven, and children
as follows have been born to them : Richard Law-
rence, of South Framinghani, Mass. : Emma Au-
gusta, deceased; Arthur Mansfield, of Buffalo, N.
Y. ; Annie Coley, wife of Dr. L. S. De Forest : and
Edward Hotchkiss, at this writing superintendent
of Equipment of the Southern New England Tele-
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
On his mother's side Richard Mansfield I'.vcrit
is in tiie seventh g^eneration from Richard Mans-
field, who came from Exeter, Devonsliire. England,
and settled in Ouinnipiac (now New Haven).
From this settler our subject's lineaije is thnnipli
Major Moses, Jonathan, Lieut. Xatiian, William
and Sarah (Mansfield) Everit. William Mansfield,
son of Lieut. Nathan, was born April i, 1750, at
the old ^L^nsfie!d home on the present site of the
Sheffield North College, and married (first) Dec.
25, 1770, Elizabeth Lyon, daughter of ^\'illiam and
Elizabeth (Maltby) Lyon.
EDWARD IVES (deceased) was for many
years one of the best known citizens and prominent
farmers of Cheshire. He was a native of New
Haven county, born in Meriden, Oct. 14, 1836, and
was a great-grandson of Zachariah Ives, one of the
first settlers of Cheshire, where he followed farm-
ing. Jesse Ives, son of Zachariah, followed farming
in Meriden, where he died Feb. 12, 1836, leaving
his wife, Marilla (Johnson), a native of South-
ington, Conn., and four children. Jotbam, Lyman,
Rosetta and Almon, all now deceased.
Jotham Ives, father of our suliject, was born
in Meriden Sept. 7. 1808, and was there reared and
ediicated. He wedded ^lary Rice \Vay, who was
born in Meriden Sept. 10, 1807, and died Aug. 31,
1878. His death occurred I^Iay 18, 1864. Of their
five children Edward was the eldest ; Amos was
mayor of Meriden in 1897-98-99: Betsey is the wife
of Robert Hallam, of South ^Meriden ; Julius Isaac
is a resident of Meriden : and Almon J. makes his
home in Tracy, a town of \\'allingford.
Edward Ives pasL-cd his boyhood and^ youth in
Meriden, and attended school there. In 1862 he
purchased a farm in Cheshire, to which he moved
in I\[ay of that year, and on which he continued to
make his home until called from this life March 25,
1880. As a public-spirited and progressive citi-
zen he gave his support to every worthy enterprise
for the public good, and in his death the commu-
nity realized that it bad lost a valuable and useful
citizen. He was widely and favorably known and
had a host of warm personal friends, who esteemed
him highly for his sterling worth.
On April 25. 1862, in Middletown, Conn., Mr.
Ives married Miss Lois Lucelia Smith, and to them
were born two children: (i) Howard Edward,
who is engaged in general farming on the home
place, was married. Oct. 25, 1899. in Cheshire, to
Miss Cornelia Matilda Atwater : they have a son,
Edward Atwater. born Sept. 16, 1901. (2)Henri-
etta. who married, Aug. 30, 1888, John C. Rapson,
of South ^leriden, and has two children, Hazel
Lucelia and Lilian Gertrude.
Mrs. Ives is a native of Cheshire, and belongs
to quite an old and prominent Connecticut family.
Her paternal great-grandparents were David and
Abigail (Lewis) Smith, natives of Southington,
Conn., and the former a son of David Smith and
grandson of Gideon Smith. Mrs. Ives' grandpar-
ents were Gideon Lewiis and Lois (Barnes) Smith,
also natives of Southington. who in 1823 moved to
Cheshire, where the grandfather followed farming
tliroughout the remainder of bis life, dying there
Jan. 20, 1850. His wife died July 31, •1846. Their
children were Elizalieth. wife of Sherman Hart, of
Berlin, Conn.; Rhoda, wife of John Hall, of Ken-
sington : Abigail, wife of Seth Pratt, of Southing-
ton ; Sylvia, wife of David Beach, of Southington;
Loyal, the father of Mrs. Ives; Rollin, who died in
Cheshire; Lois, who married Asahel Warner, and
died in .Aulnirn, New York ; and Lola, wife of
Burritt Parker, of Southington.
Loyal Smith, Mrs. Ives' father, was born in
Southington, July 14, 1807, and died Oct. 31, 1870.
He was. sixteen years of age when the family re-
moved to Cheshire, where he afterward engaged in
farming throughout life. He was quite a prominent
and intluential citizen of his community, and was
a member of the State Legislature from Cheshire in
1856 and again in 1867. In that town he was mar-
ried, Oct. 29, 1829, to Miss Henrietta Dickerman,
who was born in Hanulen Nov. 26, 1807, and died
June 10, 1864, a daughter of Samuel and Lois
( Peck) Dickennan. also natives of Hamden, where
her mother died Nov. 12, 1822. Her father died
in Cheshire June 30, 1840. To Mr. and Mrs.
Smith were born eigiit children, as follows: Sereno
D., a resident of Meriden ; Lois, who died at the age
of six years ; Eliza, who died in Cheshire in 1848,
at the age of eleven years ; Lois Lucelia, now Mrs.
Ives ; Rhoda, wife of Amos Ives, of Meriden ;
Loyal B., of Cheshire; Samuel D., of ^^'allingford ;
and Franklin Pierce, a farmer of Cheshire.
EDWIN AUGl'STL'S IIOTCHKISS, who
passed away Dec. 16. 1883, ranked among the lead-
ing business men and citizens of New Haven in his
day, and no man enjoyed to a greater extent the
esteem of all with whom he was associated.
Mr. Hotchkiss was born in New Haven Dec. 4,
1835, and was a son of Isaac Thompson Hotchkiss,
also a native of that city, where be was long en-
gaged in the coal Inrsiness. becoming a prominent
figure in the mercantile circles of the city. He
died in 1870. Edwin A. Hotchkiss attended the
New Haven schools, also Major Russell's Military
Academy — tlie school in which many of the leading
citizens of New Haven have finished their literary
training. .Vfter reaching his mature years he was
associated with his father in the coal business,
which after the death of that honored gentleman
he carried; on with his brother, David T. Hotch-
' kiss, until his death. He was one of the largest
dealers in coal in the city, and took a high position
in mercantile circles by reason of his force and
strength of character, backed by executive ability,
good judgment and tlie strictest integrity.
On Nov. 23, 1858, Mr. Ilotchkiiiis was united
in marriage with Miss Caroline Alulford Parker,
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
who was bom Feb. G, 1838, and they liad three
children, two of whom are living': ( 1 ) Edwin A.,
born Sept. 28, 1859, is engaged with his uncle in
the blotting paper business, and is a very fine young
business man. He and his brother are both es-
teemed for fheir genuine and unatfected manli-
ness, and have a host of friends. Edwin A. Hotcli-
kiss is a member of the Union League Club, and like
all the family attends Trinity Church. (2) Caro-
line M.. born July 31. i8