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and died there January 12, 1907. He attended
the district school in Washington street and
other schools of the town, and was then placed
in the old Chauncey Hall School in Boston,
then one of the best preparatory schools in
the country. He was nineteen years of age
when his father died, and he immediately took
up the burdens and responsibilities of the fam-
ily. He commenced as a grocery clerk in the
store of Andrew Cole, of Newton, where he
remained a year or two, and having perfected
himself in accounting, entered the employ of
Wetherell Brothers, wholesale dealers in rib-
bons, laces, etc.. in Boston. He served them
faithfully for some years, then became identi-
fied with the insurance business and located at
Brighton in the interest of the Citizens' Fire
Insurance Company of Boston, of which Ed-
ward Sparhawk was the president. He was
soon advanced to their Boston office as a book-
keeper and a worker in other departments,
rose bv his energy and close application to
business to the position of secretary, an office
he filled for a period of sixteen years, was also
treasurer for a time, and later served as presi-



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dent for five years. Altogether he was con-
nected with the company for more than twenty
years. He resigned the presidency about 1877
and engaged in the study of law, though he
frequently expressed his regret that he lacked
a college education. His ambition, however,
led him to take up the study, and he entered
the Boston Law School in 1876, and at the end
of three years was admitted to the bar, hav-
ing completed a four years' course in three
years. He was graduated in the same class
with William E. Russell, who became gov-
ernor of the state, and who was a close friend
of Mr. Trowbridge. He devoted his life hence-
forth to the practice of the profession, estab-
lishing his office in the Davenport Building,
corner of Court and Washington streets, and
living at the corner of Tremont and Brookline
streets during his sojourn in Boston. He was
appointed judge of the Brighton municipal
court, filling the office with dignity. About the
middle of the nineties he was obliged to relin-
quish his practice, his health becoming impair-
ed, his eyesight failing, and finally he became
totally blind. This misfortune was thought to
be due to overstrain while in pursuit of his
legal studies. He died in his home on Brad-
ford road, Newton Highlands, surrounded by
those he loved. He was a stanch supporter of
the Republican party, voting whenever he was
able to do so, yet never accepting public office,
holding that a good citizen's first duty was
toward his family. Like his father, he was a
sturdy upholder of temperance principles, and
prominent in the Channing church of New-
ton ; he possessed a fine baritone voice, had
charge of the singing there for a long period,
and also sang in the Park Sfeeeet Church and
St. Paul's Church, in Boston, and the Uni-
tarian Church in Cambridge. He affiliated
with the Masonic fraternity as a member of
Pequossette Lodge, at Watertown, from
which he was demitted, and joined Dalhousie
Lodge at Newtonville, June 13, 1861. of which
he was worshipful master several years, and
was elected honorary member May 8, 1895.
Mr. Trowbridge was possessed of rare judg-
ment and great foresight, qualities which en-
abled him to attain prominence both in his
business and legal career. While of a retiring
nature, his genial and amiable disposition
brought him a host of friends. He married,
August 19, 1856, Mary Rebecca, born in Bos-
ton, May 10, 1834, daughter of Daniel and
Rebecca (Clark) Baird, the former born in
Wilmington, Massachusetts, December 23,
1776, and was a housewright in Boston. Mr.



and Mrs. Trowbridge had children: 1. Mary
Charlotte, born April 18, 1862 ; married, May
5, 1880, Charles Hall Adams, born March 6,
1853, son of Charles B. F. and Sophia (Hall J
Adams, of Boston, and resides in Brighton ;
children : Lawrence Trowbridge, born June
16, 1881, died February 3, 1882; Charles
Lloyd, born March 19, 1887, is a member of
firm of Lockwood, Adams Company, import-
ers, No. 222 State street, Boston. 2. Caroline
Winchester, born March 30, 1867, died March
27, 1892; married, February 9, 1891, Willis
Clark Curtis, of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
3. Gertrude Wyoming, born April 9, 1869 ;
married, May 30, 1894, Arthur Robert Tor-
rev, of Cambridge, Massachusetts ; now re-
siding at Newton Highlands ; children : Abbott
Trowbridge, born April 25, 1895 ; Katherine,
May 29, 1897 ; Arthur Robert, Jr., October 8,
1899; Stephen Winchester, October 2, 1901 ;
Edith, September 27, 1903.



(For preceding generations see John Beals 1).

(Ill) Lazarus Beals, son of
BEALS Jeremiah Beals, was born in
Hingham, September 7, 1661,
and died August 18, 1723, aged sixty-two
years. He was representative to the general
court in 1719-20, and was selectman of the
town in 1 70 1 and 171 2. He lived on East
street, near Hull street, Hingham. He mar-
ried, at Barnstable, February 18, 1689-90, Su-
sanna, daughter of James and Sarah (Lane)
Lewis. She married (second) March 11,
1728-9, Benjamin Eaton, of Kingston, Massa-
chusetts. Children, born in Hingham: I.
Lazarus, October 28, 169 1 ; mentioned below.
2. Susanna, November 14, 1692. 3. Mercy,
October 20, 1694; died young. 4. Sarah,
April 4, 1696.A 5. Rachel, October 15, 1697.
6. Leah. August 26, 1699. 7. Ebenezer, July
17, 1701. 8. Rachel, August 2 0,1703; died
November 25 following. 9. Kezia, October
19, 1704; died September 2, 1705. 10. Oba-
diah, June 5, 1706; died October 1, 1723. 11.
Jonathan, July 20, 1708. 12. Mercy, died
September 4, 1716. 13. Hannah, born May
1. 1715 ; died May 3, 1781.

(IV) Lazarus (2), son of Lazarus (1)
Beals, was born in Hingham, October 28,
1691. He resided in the second precinct, and
served as constable in 1732, and selectman in
1729-30-37-39-48. He was also deacon of the
church. He married (intentions dated July
13. 1717) Ruth Andrews, born in Hingham,
February 1, 1695-6, daughter of Thomas and
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in Hingham: 1. Abigail, June 1, 1718. 2.
Mary (or Mercy), July 29, 1720. 3. Ruth,
March 10, 1722. 4. Lazarus, April 6, 1725 ;
mentioned below. 5. Susanna, March 30,
1727-8. 6. Obadiah, 1730. 7. Thomas, May
6, 1732. 8. Ephraim, April 20, 1735; died
May 25, 1735.

(V) Lazarus (3), son of Lazarus (2)
Beals, was born in Hingham, April 6, 1725,
and died October 31, 1797. He was a physi-
cian, and also taught school for several years
in Hingham. He resided in the second pre-
cinct of Hingham, also at Newton, and per-
haps Weymouth. He married, about 1749
Lydia Wheat, born November 14, 1729
daughter of Dr. Samuel Wheat, of Newton.
Children : 1. Hannah, born March 16, 1750
2. Lydia, July 6, 1751. 3. Lazarus Andrews
September 30, 1753; mentioned below. 4
Catherine, November 29, 1756. 5. Samuel
March 7, 1758. 6. William, May 6, 1760. 7
Nabby, July 6, 1762. 8. Martha, July 10,
1765. 9. Daniel, September 27, 1767. 10.
Alpheus, born at Cohasset, June 1, 1770. 11.
Lueiranus, born September 15, 1772. 12. Je-
mima, born at Cohasset, February 5, 1775.

(VI) Lazarus Andrews, son of Lazarus
and Lydia (Wheat) Beals, was born Septem-
ber 30, 1753, and died November 23, 1822,
aged sixty-nine years. He was a private in
Captain Job Cushing's company, Colonel Solo-
mon Lovell's regiment, enlisted December 18,
1776, discharged March 17, 1777. He settled
in Weymouth, and married, October 29. 1776,
Bethia Lewis, born April 8, 1756. Children:

I. Samuel, born August 29, 1777. 2. Jona-
than, December 25, 1779. 3. Lydia, June 10,
1782 ; died April 25, 1872. 4. Elizabeth, July

II. 1785; died September 25, 1786. 5. Lewis,
October 13, 1793 ; mentioned below. 6. Elias,
November 13, 1796; died October 22, 1798.

(VII) Lewis, son of Lazarus Andrews and
Bethia (Lewis) Beals, was born in Wey-
mouth, October 13, 1793, and died May 10,
1882. He was a mason by trade. He married
Sarah S. Harding, born November 1, 1796,
died September 4, 1858. Children: 1. Elias
Smith, born October 20, 1814; mentioned be-
low. 2. Mary H., December 17, 1816. 3.
Sarah L., January 5, 1822 ; died September
16, 1896. 4. Son. born and died 1824. 5.
Lewis A., born April 19, 1827: died Septem-
ber 23, 1904.

(VIII) Elias Smith, son of Lewis and
Sarah S. (Harding) Beals, was born at Wey-
mouth October 20, 1814, and died February
Ti, 1897, a ged eighty-two years. He attended



the public schools of his native town, and for
about three years worked with his father at
the mason's trade. When he was about eigh-
teen years old he learned the trade of shoe-
maker, and for a few years worked at cutting
and making shoes for neighboring manufac-
turers. In 1838 he took a large lot of boots
and shoes for the Weymouth manufacturers
and sailed for Savannah, Georgia, where he
disposed of part of his consignment, selling
most of the remainder in Charleston, South
Carolina. This was his first business venture,
and was most successful. On his trip from
Savannah to Charleston he sailed on board the
first steamship that crossed the Atlantic. In
a furious gale the boat parted with all but one
of her cables and was in imminent danger of
being lost with all on board. During the storm,
however, a passing vessel took off the passen-
gers, the transfer being made at the risk of
their lives, and the port of Charleston was
made in safety. After a week or two Mr.
Beals took passage in the ship "Leland," and
after a very rough voyage arrived home safe-
ly. He then began in a small way to manu-
facture boots and shoes and also kept a small
country store. Later he built a factory at
Torrey's Corner, and continued as a manufac-
turer and merchant until 1849, when he went
to New Orleans, Louisiana, and in company
with others carried on a jobbing trade in boots
and shoes for about two years. Returning to
Weymouth, he built a large factory and began
to make shoes for the southern market, and
studying the tastes and requirements of his
customers soon established a profitable busi-
ness. He was always enterprising and seek-
ing new and improved methods for use in his
business. He purchased and ran the first sew-
ing machine for shoes, ever used in Wey-
mouth, and soon afterward bought another.
In the first year of their use these two ma-
chines saved him a thousand dollars in the
cost of production. The outbreak of the civil
war, however, broke up his trade, as nearly all
his customers were from the south, so he was
obliged to discontinue his factory.

On account of his age he was not able to en-
list for the war, but he sent a substitute, thus
doing all he could in aid of the government.
He took an active part in local politics, and in
I 85S _ 56 served as selectman of Weymouth,
and in 1859 as representative to the state leg-
islature, where he served on the committee on
schools and others. It was almost wholly
through his efforts that the toll privileges of
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ished by the legislature. Through his earnest
endeavors in this matter he was brought in
contact with almost the entire senatorial body,
and as a result of this acquaintance in 1862 a
petition was circulated in the senate directed
to the authorities in Washington, requesting
his appointment as internal revenue assessor
for the Second District of Massachusetts. He
was appointed to the position and retained it
until the administration of Andrew Johnson.
Three months later he acted as special agent
for the Treasury Department to instruct the
revenue service, and received his honorable
discharge in 1868. He was a Republican in
politics, and prior to 1883 was town auditor
for many years, and justice of the peace at
the time of his death. He added to his busi-
ness that of insurance agent, placed risks in
more than a hundred companies, and in all his
business lost less than one thousand dollars.
He was a director in two national banks, pres-
ident of the Village Improvement Society
many years, and held the office of park com-
missioner. He was senior member of the firm
of Beals, Torey & Company, now the Beals &
Torrey Shoe Company, engaged in shoe man-
ufacturing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His in-
terest in the improvement of his native town
was shown in a substantial manner by his gift
of the park at North Weymouth, which bears
his name and is a lasting monument to his
memory. As a tribute to his services as a
public citizen the hook and ladder company in
his ward assumed his name, and his portrait
hangs in their hall. He was a member of Or-
phans' Hope Lodge of Free Masons, and a
charter member of the Century Club. In re-
ligion he was an active worker in the Third
Universalist Church, of which he was treas-
urer many years. Mr. Beals was a man of
high ideals, and was frank and outspoken in
his opinions. He was a faithful public officer
and honorable in all his dealings. His efforts
through life were crowned with that success
which comes of intelligently directed and per-
sistent energy.

Mr. Beals married Betsey T. Burrell, born
in North Weymouth, January 20, 1819, died
May 26, 1894, daughter of Ancil and Eliza L.
Burrell ; Ancil Burrell was son of Robert Bur-
rell. She was educated in the public schools
and in the private school of Joseph Corlew, a
teacher of note in his day. Her home was her
delight, and she spent her whole life to make
it cheerful and happy. At her funeral the
officiating clergymen were Rev. B. F. Eaton
and Rev. I. D. Morrison, and the interment



was in Old North Cemetery. Children: I.
Augustus, born August 16, 1837, died April
17, 1893; married (first) Abbie F. Lovell ;
children : i. Clara Emily, married John Tay-
lor ; ii. Gertrude Frances, married Roy F.
Vining; iii. Alice Smith, married George
Ames, and has son Percy A. Ames ; these
three daughters reside in North Weymouth.
Augustus Beals married (second) Clara L.
Walker, who married (second) Joseph L.
Newton, and resides in Winthrop ; child : iv.
Florence Walker, born December 2, 1889,
now a student at Wellesley College ; resides
with her mother. Augustus Beals was en-
gaged in the hammock manufacturing busi-
ness until his death. 2. Elisabeth, born De-
cember 3, 1839; married, April 30, 1861,
Jpsiah Humphrey Pratt (see Pratt). 3. Elias
Franklin, born September 27, 1841, mentioned
below. 4. James Lewis, born September 10,
1848, mentioned below. 5. Mary Smith, born
October 9, 1850, died July 25, 1870.

(IX) Elias Franklin, son of Elias Smith
and Betsey T. (Burrell) Beals, was born in
Weymouth, September 27, 1841, died August
30, 1906. He received his education at the
public and high school of Weymouth, and in
1861, at the age of nineteen, at the first call
for volunteers, enlisted in Company H,
Twelfth Massachusetts Infantry, for three
years, and was made a corporal. He was dis-
abled by a gunshot wound in the leg at the
battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862,
and as a result, in the spring of 1863, he was
honorably discharged. When he had recover-
ed from the effects of his wound he deter-
mined to go west. In 1867 he went to Mil-
waukee, Wisconsin, and opened a shoe job-
bing business on Huron street, as junior mem-
ber of the firm of Mann & Beals. The busi-
ness prospered, and soon the quarters became
too small and another location on West Water
street was secured. After a few years Mr.
Beals bought out the interests of his partner
and the name of the firm was changed to
Beals, Torrey & Company. This firm later
was incorporated under the title of Beals and
Torrey Shoe Company, removing to Buffalo
street. Mr. Beals was made president of the
corporation, which office he held until his
death. He was a prominent Mason, joining
Independent Lodge, March 17, 1873; Kilburn
Royal Arch Chapter, No. 1, March 28, 1873:
Ivanhoe Commandery, No. 24. March 24,
1897: he was also a member of Wisconsin
Consistory, up to and including the thirty-
second degree. Imperial Council, and Tripoli




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Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He
was also a member of Wolcott Post, Grand
Army of the Republic, and the Blue Mount
Country Club. He married (first) November
5, 1864, Emily Catherine Torrey, who died
May 23, 1886. He married (second) May 10,
1888, Abbie E. Burrell, daughter of Ouincy
Burrell (see Burrell family). They had no
children.

(IX) Tames Lewis, son of Elias Smith and
Betsey T. (Burrell) Beals, was born at North
Weymouth, September 10. 1848, died July 13.
1 90 1. He was educated in the public schools
of Weymouth, and at the age of nineteen went
to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and entered the
shoe firm of Mann & Beals. He was in this
firm at the time it was changed to Beals, Tor-
rey & Company, and later when it was incor-
porated as Beals & Torrey Shoe Company
was elected secretary and treasurer, which
offices he held until his death. He was a mem-
ber of Lafayette Lodge of Masons ; Ivanhoe
Commandery, Knights Templar ; Wisconsin
Consistory, up to and including the thirty-
second degree ; and Tripoli Temple, Nobles of
the Mystic Shrine. He was also a member of
the board of directors of the Milwaukee In-
dustrial Exposition. He married Etta E.
Fowle, and had one son, Frederick E., born
1885.

(The Burrell Line).

The surname Burrill, Burrell or Burwell,
is of English origin. John Burrill, a shoe-
maker, came to Roxbury, Massachusetts, as
early as 1634, and died in 1654-6 leaving a
widow Sarah and daughter Sarah, the latter
born in July, 1634. Many of the Burrill fam-
ilies of New England trace their lineages to
George Burrill, Sr., who was in Lynn, Massa-
chusetts, before 1637, who doubtless came
from Boston, England.

(I) John Burrell, immigrant ancestor, set-
tled in Weymouth. Massachusetts, before
1659. He settled in Weymouth, where most
of his descendants have lived. He married

Rebecca . Children: 1. John, married

Mary , and had Elizabeth. Thomas,

John and Mary. 2. Thomas, born February
2, 1659. 3. Ephraim, mentioned below.

(II) Ephraim, son of John Burrell. was
born in Weymouth, July 10. 1664. Children,
born at Weymouth: 1. Lydia, April 23, 1689.
2. Mary, May 23. 1690. 3. Samuel October
7, 1691 : married, October 29, 1715. Content

Whitcomb; (second) Sarah , in 1735.

4. Ephraim, February 14, 1695 ; married, Feb-

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ruary 15, 1717, Frances Orcutt; lived in Wey-
mouth. 5. John, January 12, 1697-8, men-
tioned below. 6. Sarah, May 28, 1704. 7.
Lydia, February 28, 1704. 8. Mary, August

4, 1708. Ephraim (probably Sr. ) married
(intention March 7, 1713) Mary Pratt, and
had: 9. Hannah, born May 7, 1715. 9. Dan-
iel, March 22, 1720; married, January 22,
1741, Tabitha Porter.

(Ill) John (2), son of Ephraim Burrell,
was born in Weymouth, January 12, 1697-98.
He married, June 22, 1721, Susanna Richards.
Children, born at Weymouth: 1. Susanna,
May 30, 1722. 2. James, May 5, 1726. 3.
Ruth, June 6, 1732. 4. Jonathan, September

5, 1739. 5. Anna, March 22, 1741. 6. Jona-
than, April 12, 1745. These are all that are of
record, but it is believed that David was born
between 1732 and 1739, and he may have been
a twin of Jonathan.

I IV) David, son (or nephew, if not son)
of John (2) Burrell, was born about 1737-39.
in "Weymouth. He appears to have been a
soldier from Braintree in the revolution. He
married, June 25, 1761, Mary Dyer. They
had so far as known only one child, Robert,
mentioned below.

(V) Robert, son of David Burrell, was
born in Weymouth, September 12, 1761, died
in 1859, living to the advanced age of ninety-
eight years. He followed his trade of shoe-
maker in Weymouth. He married, September
9. 1792, Salome Reed. Children: 1. Ancil,
mentioned below. 2. Robert Jr., married,
July 3, 1819, Amanda Thayer. 3. Charlotte,
died January 3, 1819, aged nineteen. 4.
Louisa, died March 30, 1819, aged ten years.

(VI) Ancil, son of Robert Burrill, was
born about 1795. He was a farmer and
butcher in Weymouth throughout the active
years of his life. He married, April 19, 1818,
Eliza Loud, born October 31, 1793, daughter
of Benjamin and Betsey Loud, of Weymouth.
Children, born in Weymouth: 1. Betsey T.,
January 20, 1819. 2. Caroline, September 26,
1821, died January 17, 1822. 3. Caroline,
born 1822. 4. Maria. October 8, 1824. 5.
Ouincv. January 30, 1827. mentioned below.
5" George, April 9, 1829. 6. .Ancil. April 9,
1832. 7. Mary Dyer, August 13, 1837.

(VII) Ouincy, son of Ancil Burrell, was
born at Weymouth, January 30. 1827. He
was reared and educated in Weymouth, and
learned the trade of shoe cutter, which he fol-
lowed until lie retired in 1904. He married,
January 29, 1854. Lucy Matilda (Torrey)
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married (first) at the age of seventeen, Lafay-
ette Holmes, of Wareham, by whom she had
two children, both now deceased. Children of
Mr. and Mrs. Burrill: i. Abbie E., born Oc-
tober 12, 1854; married Elias F. Beals (see
Beals). 2. Nettie, June 28, 1861, died at age
of fourteen years.



(For first generation see Matthew Pratt 1).

(II) Joseph Pratt, son of Mat-
PRATT thew Pratt, was born June 10,
1637, and died December 24,
1720. He resided in Weymouth, and was fence-
viewer in 1666 and 1673, and in 1682 on the
committee to rebuild the meeting house. In
1685 he was way-warden, in 1688 surveyor,
and in 1706 surveyor of highways. He was
prominent in town and church affairs. His will
is dated March 5, 1719. He married, May 7,
1662, Sarah Judkins, born 1638, died January
14, 1726. Children : 1. Joseph, born Febru-
ary 2, 1665. 2. John, born May 17, 1668. 3.
William. 4. Ephraim, mentioned below. 5.
Sarah, born May 31, 1664. 6. Experience,

married Battle. 7. Hannah, married

Hiues. 8. Samuel.



(III) Ephraim, son of Joseph Pratt, was
a resident of Weymouth, where he was a large
land owner. He was surveyor of highways in
1724; tithing man in 1725; fence-viewer from
1729 to 1732, and held other offices. His will
is dated February 9, 1740. He married Phebe
, who died December 2, 1726. Chil-
dren: 1. Ephraim, born June 15, 1698; men-
tioned below. 2. Phebe, March 20, 1700. 3.
Joseph, September, 1703. 4. John, March 1,
1705. 5. Mary, June 28, 171 1.

(IV) Ephraim (2), son of Ephraim (1)
Pratt, was born June 15, 1698, and lived in
Weymouth. He served as surveyor of high-
ways in 1736. He married, in 1728, Lydia
Burrell. Children: 1. Joseph, born December
8, 1760: died July 26, 1809. 2. Peter, born
July 16, 1763. 3. Asa, born December 12,
1766, mentioned below. 4. Ephraim, born
July 13, 1769. 5. Lydia, May 9, 1772. 6.
Lucy, December 12, 1778. 7. Elizabeth, Oc-
tober 27, 1785.

(V) Asa, son of Ephraim (2) Pratt, was
born in Weymouth, December 12, 1766, died
November 28, 1824. He married, November
8, 1789, Sarah Lovell, born August 16, 1766,
died March 9, 1829, daughter of Yardly and
Sarah (Nash) Lovell. Children: 1. Sarah,
born March 28, 1790, died May 30, 1870. 2.
Charlotte, born December 28, 1791, died Sep-
tember 30, 1870. 3. Asa, born June 20, 1794,



died November 29, 1854. 4. Peter, born Sep-
tember 29, 1796, died August 22, 1818. 5.
Cornelius, born March 2, 1799, mentioned be-
low. 6. Lucy, born April 12, 1802. 7. Cot-
ton, born April 1, 1805, died January 3, 1876.

(VI) Captain Cornelius Pratt, son of Asa
Pratt, was born March 2, 1799, died June 13,
1879. He was a sea captain, starting in 1829,
and ran vessels for nearly forty years, making
his home in Weymouth most of the time. He
joined Columbian Lodge of Free Masons,
Boston, May 25, 1822; the Royal Arch Chap-
ter, April 11, 1823; and passed through the
Scottish Rite bodies up to and including the
thirty-second degree. He was also a member
of the Boston Marine Society. He married,
April 13, 1823, Rebecca Badger Leach, of
Weymouth, born September 28, 1801. died
February 5, 1874. Children: 1. Benjamin
Franklin, born June 28, 1824; served in the
civil war as captain of Company H, Thirty-
fifth Regiment, and was promoted to colonel
and brevetted brigadier-general at close of the
war. 2. William Perkins, born January 24,
1830 : removed to Virginia City, Nevada. 3.
Eliza Leach, born January 30, 1833 ; married
George H. Pratt. 4. Josiah Humphrey, men-
tioned below.

(VII) Josiah Humphrey, son of Captain
Cornelius Pratt, was born July 5, 1835, died
September 17, 1905. He was educated in the
public schools of Weymouth, and then went
to sea at the age of eighteen, going to China
and the Philippines. He made numerous voy-



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