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13, 1848, married, October 16, 1872, Edward
P. llurd, children: Edward Laurence, born
July 21, 1873. married, June 14, 1899, Char-
lotte M. Hall, Almira Louise, born July 13,
1875, married. May 3, 1906, Lawrence Taylor
Sawyer, William Robinson, died October 23.
1878, married, October 26, 1904, Ethel M.
Hawkes, Malcolm, born July 29, 1884; iv.
Herbert Webster, born October 2, 1852, died
February 2/, 1886; married, July 22, 1878,
Julia F. Ellis, children: Herbert Ellis, born
July, 1879, died August 14, 1880, and Ruth
Gushing, born May 12, 1884; v. Stephen Au-
gustus, born December 6, 1855, married Jessie
Mclsaacs, children : three daughters and one
son : vi. Abbott Swan, born May 8, 1858, mar-
ried and has one daughter ; vii. Katherine
Tucker, born November 10, 1863, died June

14, 1865. 11. Charles Francis, born November
14, 1824, married, December 19, 1849, Mary
L. French, children : i. Frank Winthrop, born
August 24. 1851. married, December 12, 1883,
Ella F. Mack; ii. Ellen French, born April 21,
1855: iii. Charles Irving, born September 18,
1859, married, April 28, 1881, Lydia G. Smith,
children: Ethel French and Ralph Irving; iv.
Almira French, born February 24, 1866. 12.
Emily Jane, born August 1, 1827, died April
1, 1902; married, November 5, 1856, George
Pope, children : i. George Edgar, born De-
cember 18, 1857; ii. Jeannie Swan, born Au-
gust 22, 1861 ; iii. William Howard, born Feb-
ruary 6, 1865.

( VI ) William Henry, son of Reuben Swan,
was born at Dorchester, Massachusetts, March
17, 1816, died at Tampa, Flordia, at the home
of his daughter, January 9, 1896. He received
his education in the district school on Adams
street, supplemented by a course at the Milton
Academy up to eighteen years of age, work-
ing at home. After completing schooling, he
taught school at Milton for a time and later
became master of a school at Dorchester where
he remained as teacher a number of years.
He later became sub-master of the Wells
School for Girls on Blossom street, remaining
there upwards of twenty years to 1864, when
he resigned and accepted a position as collec-
tion clerk of the New England National Bank
of Boston, and after a time became bookkeeper,
remaining in that position until 1893 when he
resigned and retired from active work, residing
in Dorchester. He was for a number of years
a selectman of Dorchester and a member of
the board when ( 1869) Dorchester was annexed



to Boston. He was a director of the Dor-
chester Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Mr.
Swan was of a modest, retiring nature, pos-
sessed of strong faculties, always upholding
the truth and despising an untruth. He was
strong in principles and held the respect of
all. He was a member of the Unitarian church
of Dorchester, and in politics a Whig and in
later years a staunch Republican. He married,
April 16, 1838, Mary Elizabeth Bronsdon,
born December 28, 181 5. died September 23,
1897. daughter of Samuel and Mary (Brewer)
Bronsdon, of Milton, Massachusetts, the for-
mer of whom was a farmer. Children: 1.
William Henry, born March 22, 1839, died in
Shanghai, China, May 1, 1859. 2. Mary Rich-
ardson, November 27, 1840, died July 28, 1841.
3. Mary Richardson, June 22, 1842, married,
July 6, 1865, Frederick A. O'Conner ; chil-
dren: i. Fannie Louise, born March 10. 1866;
ii. William Frederick, February 12, 1869, mar-
ried. July 25, 1895. Susan Longfellow, of Nova
Scotia; iii. Bertha Elizabeth, June 7, 1871 ; iv.
Mary Brewer, November 26. 1874, married,
August 24, 1896, Arthur Eugene Martell, of
Newton. Massachusetts; v. Jeannie Swan, Sep-
tember 13, 1878. 4. Walter Eugene, born
September 7, 1844, married. April 29, 1869,
Harriet Williams Pike, of Boston ; children :
i. Robert Hinckley, born July 16, 1870, mar-
ried, June 7, 1899, Jessie Gertrude Jaques, of
Dorchester ; child. Frederick Jaques, born No-
vember if). 1900; ii. Harry Gordon, born Au-
gust 15, 1873. married, June 5, 1900, Gert-
rude Emily Lawrence, of Dorchester, Massa-
chusetts; children: Lawrence Gordon, born
June 13. 1901, died June 14, 1901 ; Walter Gor-
don, December 18, 1904. 5. Reuben Samuel,
see forward. 6. Allen Webster, June 20, 1852,
unmarried; organist; resides in New Bedford.
7. Joseph Warren, October 12, 1855. married,
June 1, 1886, Annie Maria Dupee, of Allston,
Massachusetts ; child, Kenneth Dupee, born
September 17, 1887. 8. Edith, April 8. 1864,
died April 14, 1908; married February 8, 1893,
Joseph T. Burtch, of Tampa, Florida, who
died March 8, 1908; children: i. Chester
Swan, born December 4, 1893 ; ii. Bertha Kath-
erine. born October 20. 1896, died October 9,
1900.

(YII) Reuben Samuel, son of William
Henry Swan, was born at Dorchester, Massa-
chusetts. January 7, 1850. Plis elementary
training was received in the public schools,
graduating from the Dorchester high school
in 1867. working for his father at home. He
then entered the woolen goods jobbing house



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of Smith Brothers & Gay, Boston, and was
shipper for a year, after which he entered
the employ of the French leather importing
house of Sternfield Brothers on Pearl street,
where he remained six months. He then for
a short time was bookkeeper for William F.
Norcross, a furniture manufacturer at Dor-
chester Lower Mills, remaining up to 1869,
when he was in the employ of the city of Bos-
ton in tire engineering department as rodman
until 1870. He then entered the First National
Bank of Boston and served as messenger three
years ; the following four years served as
assistant receiving teller, and later served as
collection clerk. In September, 1S86, he was
appointed cashier of the Brookline National
Bank at Brookline Village, remaining in that
position until November, 1898, when he was
elected vice-president of that corporation,
which position he now holds. Charles H.
Draper is president and Clarence E. Burleigh
cashier. Mr. Swan is a member of the Har-
vard Congregational (Orthodox) Church at
Brookline, and while a resident in Dorchester
attended the Unitarian church, singing bass in
the choir. He is a Republican in politics,
served his party as delegate to their conven-
tions and in the common council from ward 24
in Dorchester. He is a member of Beth Horan
Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, at Brook-
line, and served as worshipful master in 1896-
97 ; St. Paul's Chapter, Royal Arch Masons,
Boston ; Roxbury Council, Royal and Select
Masters ; De Molay Commandery, Knights
Templar, Boston ; Ancient Order United
Workman ; Riverdale Casino Club ; Allston
Golf Club; Boston Bank Officers' Association;
National Bank Cashiers' Association ; Society
of Colonial Wars. Mr. Swan married, Octo-
ber 8, 1873, Emma Augusta Melville, born
Dorchester, June 2j, 1851, daughter of Will-
iam and Mary Jane (Wight) Melville, of Dor-
chester, Massachusetts, the former of whom
was a cabinet-maker. Children: 1. Clifford
Melville, born August 6, 1S77, a graduate of
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and
now an instructor there ; Harvard College con-
ferred on him the Master of Arts degree in
1908. 2. Helen, born November 1, 1880, died
same day.



In old England when family
WRIGHT names first began to be assumed

he who wrought metals was
called Smith and he who wrought in wood was
called Wright, hence both are classed with our
English patronymics which are derived from



occupations. It cannot be claimed that the
Wrights either of the mother country or of
America are descended from a common ances-
tor, however remote may have been his origin ;
but it may be assumed that wherever the sur-
name Wright is found the ancestor of him who
bears it was in the remotest generations an arti-
ficer or worker in wood. In New England there
are several distinct families of the surname
Wright who date from the early colonial
period, but they are not supposed to be of one
kin. The particular family to be treated in
this place traces back to an ancestor who came
over in 1630, in one of the ships of Winthrop's
fleet, whose father was John Wright, of
Wright's Bridge, Essex, England, about forty
miles from London, and whose brother,
Nathaniel Wright, was a merchant of London
and had an interest in the venture entrusted to
the management of Winthrop.

( 1 ) Samuel Wright, son of John Wright,
of Wright's Bridge, Essex, England, and
brother of Nathaniel Wright, of London, mer-
chant, was born in England, married there, and
came to New England with his wife and chil-
dren in 1630. Where he first sat down is not
known, and while it is said that he was with
Pynchon's planters in Agawam and Spring-
field in 1636 his name does not appear in that
connection and it is probable that he settled
there in 1641, as is stated by Judd and other
writers of contemporary history. He was
made freeman in 1648, became deacon of the
church in Northampton, having removed there
in [655, and in 1656 and 1657, after the retire-
ment of Rev. Mr. Moxon, he was appointed
"to dispense the word of God for the present."
His home in Northampton was between what
now is King and Market streets, and his house-
lot contained four and one half acres of land.
He died October 17. 1665, his wife Margaret
surviving, and she died July 24, 1681. They
had three sons, Samuel, James, Judah (born
December 3, 1642), and four daughters, Mary,
Margaret (married Thomas Bancroft, 1653),
Hester (married Samuel Marshfield, 1652),
Lydia. (married, 1654, Lawrence Bliss, 1678,
John Norton, 1688, John Lamb, 1692, George
Cotton ) .

(II) Samuel (2) , son of Deacon Samuel ( 1 )
and Margaret Wright, was born in England
and was killed by Indians at Northfield, Mass-
achusetts, September 12, 1675, during King
Philip's war. He married, November 24, 1653,
at Springfield, Elizabeth Burt, who survived
him and married for her second husband, Sep-
tember 16, 1684, Nathaniel Dickinson, of Hat-



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field. Children of Samuel and Elizabeth
(Burt) Wright: 1. Samuel, born Springfield,
October 3, 1654. 2. Joseph, Northampton,
June 2, 1657. 3. Benjamin, July 3, 1660. 4.
Ebenezer, March 20, 1662-63, married, Sep-
tember 6, 1684, Elizabeth Strong. 5. Elizabeth,
July 31, 1664, married, September 16, 1684,
Thomas Stebbins. 6. Eleazer, October 20,
1668. 7. Hannah, February 27, 1671, married,
November 18, 1686, Samuel Billings, of Hat-
field. 8. Benoni, baptized September 12, 1675,
died 1702; married Rebecca Barrett.

(II) James, son of Samuel (1) and Mar-
garet Wright, was born probably in England
and died in Northampton in 1723. He mar-
ried, January 18, 1665, Abigail Jesse, who died
May 24, 1707. Their children: 1. Abigail,
born December 26, 1665, died young. 2.
Helped, July 2, 1668, djed January, 1745;
never married. 3. James, November 9, 1670,
died May 16, 1689. 4. Lydia, March 29, 1673,
died young. 5. Samuel, May 16, 1675, settled
in Easthampton. 6. Preserved, January 6,
1679. 7. Jonathan, December 19, 1681, died
in 1743, on the old homestead. 8. Hester,
August 20, 1684, married, 1706, Noah Curtis.
(Judd says Nathaniel Curtis). 9. Hannah,
1688, died September 1, 169 1.

( III) Preserved, son of James and Abigail
(Jesse) Wright, was born January 6, 1679,
died December 6, 1740. He married, May 5,
170:5, Sarah Hannum, who died October, 1750.
Their children: I. Moses, born May 29, 1710,
died September 25, 1748, unmarried. 2. Eph-
raim, October 25, 1712. 3. Preserved, Septem-
ber 9, 1715, died July 13, 1718. 4. Sarah,
1722, married Asahel Clapp. 5. Preserved,
November 28, 1724, died September 19, 1745.

( IV) Ephraim, son of Preserved and Sarah
(Hannum) Wright, was born in Northampton,
October 25, 1712, died there January 25, 1794.
On the death of his father he came into pos-
session of the homestead and lands, and when
his own brothers died he inherited their lands;
and he also bought of the heirs of Jonathan
Wright their interests in the old home farm.
Ephraim Wright was a prominent man in the
town and church, and his influence and example
always were for good. About 1745 he married
Miriam Wright, who bore him seven children :
1. Ephraim Jr., January 1, 1747. 2. Esther,
December 19, 1748. 3. Moses, November 19,
1751. 4. Seth, August 24, 1754. 5. Miriam,
May 12, 1757. 6. Eunice, July 11, 1759. 7.
Tabitha. August 22, 1762.

(V) Ephraim (2), son of Ephraim (1) and
Miriam (Wright) Wright, was born in



Northampton, January I, 1747, removed to
Westhampton in 1773 and died there March
13, 1814. He married, July 4, 1772, Abigail
Lyman, born March 10, 1750, daughter of
Zadock and Sarah (Clark) Lyman. They had
ten children: I. Levi, born August 19, 1773,
died January 9, 1825 ; married, 1799, Caroline
Wilber. 2. Preserved, July 2, 1775, died Sep-
tember 8, 1839; married Nancy Wheeler. 3.
Luther, April 10, 1777, died May 9, 1846; mar-
ried, July 28, 1803, Martha Lyman. 4. Char-
lotte, May 22, 1779, died February 10, 1814;
married, April 22, 1803, Elnathan Wright. 5.
Medad, June 9, 1781, died April 18, 1864;
married, May 26, 1805, Lucinda Hicks. 6.
Abigail, June 13, 1783, died December 2, 1851 ;
married, December 4, 1806, Elijah King. 7.
Zenas, September 10, 1785, died November 11,
1861 ; married, 1811, Patty Clapp. 8. Zadock
Lyman, January 4, 1788, died December 10,
1864; married, January 29, 1810, Rebecca
King. 9. Mariam, October 31, 1790, died July
10, 1864: married, 1817, Elihu Pomeroy. 10.
Martin, February 1, 1793 (mention of Martin
and descendants appears in this article).

(VI) Zenas, fifth son of Ephraim (2) and
Abigail (Lyman) Wright, was born in West-
hampton, September 10, 1785, and died in
Northampton, November 11, 1861. He mar-
ried, in 181 1, Patty Clapp, of Northampton,
who died March 28, 1848. daughter of Oliver
Clapp. They had five children: 1. Ozro C,
born February 3, 1812. 2. Ephraim Monroe,
July 14, 1813, died May 16, 1878; married,
May 29, 1841, Martha G. Graves, of Williams-
burg, Massachusetts, who died at Terryville,
Connecticut, February, 1870. 3. Martin, Au-
gust 5, 1815, died June 26, 1880; married
(first) June 1. 1840, Charlotte Barnes, of Lee
Center, Illinois, who died July 10, i860; mar-
ried (second) April 16, 1862, Eliza Clapp, of
Huntsburg, Ohio. One child : Helen, married
Curtis Hale. 4. Charles C, October 1, 1819,
died November 30, 1887; married, August 13,
1846, Jannette L. Taylor, of Feeding Hills,
Massachusetts, who died January 20, 1893.
Children: Austin T., born July 7, 1847, die< i
December 8, 1853; Edwin M., October 28,
1848, died May 26, 1849; Henry M., April 26,
1850, married, September 4, 1879, Mary E.
Pomeroy; Charles A., February 23, 1852, mar-
ried, November 27, 1870, Lillian Roberts;
David T., December 13, 1854, married, May 5,
1880, Millie Draper; Jennie E., October 3,
1857; Mary L., September 11. 1859, married,
December 7, 1881, R. M. Taylor; Edward M.,
July 30, 1865. 5. Mary Asenath, May 5, 1828,



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married Charles Frank Lynn, of Lee Center,
Illinois, and had Harriet Louisa, Charles
Wright and Harry Jewell Lynn.

(VII) Ozro C, son of Zenas and Patty
(Clapp) Wright, was born in Northampton,
February 3, 1812, and received his education
and spent the early part of his life in that town.
In 1840 he was one of the pioneers of the
gold fields of California, a "49er" of consider-
able prominence, one of the leading spirits of
the Holyoke Mining Company, Which was com-
prised of Northampton men and organized for
the development of mineral resources of the
far west. In the following year he returned to
his home in Northampton, settled on the old
farm near his father and there spent the
remaining years of his life, engaged in farm-
ing pursuits. Mr. Wright was a man highly
esteemed in the town and a consistent member
of the First Congregational Church. He mar-
ried, November 11, 1841, Emeline Clark, of
Easthampton, died June 29, 1877, daughter of
Luther Clark, of Easthampton. They had three
children, all born in Northampton: I. Silas
Monroe, August 9, 1842, married, September
20, 1881, Fanny J. Munyan, of Northampton.
Children: Mary Eliza, born July 12, 1883;
Silas Martin, December 5, 1884: Ozro Luther,
May 13, 1891 : Fanny Munyan, July 14, 1893.
2. Luther Clark, April 21, 1844. 3. Harriet
Ellen, September fi, 1848, married, October 1,
1872, John E. Bates. Children: Clinton Mon-
roe, born July 25, 1874; Edith Wright, January
28, 1876: Sarah Emeline, October 11, 1880;
Harriet Tsadore, July 18, 1882; Lucy Asenath,
August 9, 1886.

(VI II) Luther Clark, son of Ozro C. and
Emeline (Clark) Wright, was born in North-
ampton, April 21, 1844, and received his edu-
cation in the public and high schools of that city
and at Williston Seminary. Easthampton. He
was brought up on his father's farm, and after
leaving school engaged in farming pursuits for
several years. In 1884 he was elected collector
of taxes of Northampton and served in that
capacity for five years. Later for a time he
was employed in the waterworks department
of city government, and in 1891 became super-
intendent of the water works of the city, which
office he still holds. He also is an active and
earnest attendant of the First Congregational
Church of Northampton and for a number of
years has been an officer of the church society.
Mr. Wright married, May 23, 1895, Mrs. Mar-
garet R. Kingsley. of Northampton, whose
family name was Daley. They have no chil-
dren.



(VI) Martin, son of Ephraim (2) and Abi-
gail (Lyman) Wright, was born in Westhamp-
ton, February 1, 1793, died October 21, 1852.
He married, June 18, 1818, Sarah Parsons, of
Northampton, born November 25, 1795, died
July 26, 1880, daughter of Josiah and Sarah
( Strong) Parsons. Martin and Sarah ( Parsons)
Wright had eight children: I. Martin, born
September 19, 1820, died September 20, 1820.
2. Isaac Lewis, January 26, 1822, died Sep-
tember 8, 1888: married, November 1, i860,
Lydia Cobb, of Abington. Massachusetts. Chil-
dren : Herbert Martin, born June 26, 1863;
Edward Austin, July 19, 1867; Lydia A., died
September 28. 1891. 3. Martin, October 2,
1823, died October 3, 1823. 4. Henry Martin,
May 16, 1825, drowned June 3, 1834. 5.
George Lyman, October 12, 1827. 6. Sarah
Louisa, September 2„ 1829, died June 14, 1855 ;
married, September 6, 1854. Henry Miller, of
Williamsburg. 7. Mary E., twin with Eliza-
beth, August 19, 1833, died December, 1906;
married, April 28, 1858, Othuiel M. Clark. Chil-
dren : Wilbur G., born October 8, 1863 ; Carrie
A., November 5, 1865, died June 30, 1882;
Sarah L., February 5, 1871. 6. Elizabeth,
twin with Mary E., August 19, 1833, died
same day.

(VII) George Lyman, son of Martin and
Sarah (Parsons) Wright, was born in West-
hampton, October 12. 1827. died November 8,
iqo8. He was educated in the public schools
of that town and the academy at Easthampton.
In 1856 he moved to Northampton and was a
successful farmer owning a considerable tract
of valuable land in that city. He was not only
a thrifty farmer, but as well a liberal and public
spirited citizen, taking a commendable interest
in town affairs, although not in the sense of
being active in politics. He served several
terms as member of the city council and also
as member of the school committee, and for
the last more than thirty-two years has been
a deacon of the First Congregational Church,
Northampton. On May 21, 1856, Mr. Wright
married Elizabeth A., of Abington, daughter
of Austin Cobb, of Abington, who was born
in 1803 and died January 31. 1882. Children
of George Lyman and Elizabeth A. (Cobb)
Wright: I. Sarah Louisa, born December 8,
1857, married, October 5. 1881, Silas Cooley,
who died November 13, 1901. Children: Clara
Louisa, born June 11, 1883; Arthur Rose,
May 4. 1888: died July 7, 1904: Alice Wright,
September 2, 1890. 2. Henry Austin, Septem-
ber 20. 1859, removed to Florida in January,
1884: died October 27, 1908; married, January



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10, 1883, Harriet M. Clark. Children: George
W. Clark, born February 19, 1889, died April
9, 1890: Marion C, October 26, 1895. 3.
Charles Martin, August 31, 1862, married,
March 20, 1889, Electa Stryker. of Brooklyn,
New York. Children : Caroline Place, born
July 1, 1890; Elizabeth Cobb, August 10, 1892;
Helen. September 27, 1899, died March 2,
1900; Agnes L., September 17, 1903. 4. Eliz-
abeth Alice, October 12, 1865, died January
18. 1907

(For ancestry see preceding sketch).

(II) Judah, son of Samuel (1)
WRIGHT Wright, born December 3,

1642, died November 26, 1725.
He married (first) January 7, 1667, Mercy
llnrt ; married (second) July 11, 1706, Sarah
Burk, widow of Richard Burk. Children: 1.
Samuel, born November 6, 1667, died Febru-
ary 18, 1668. 2. Mercy, March 14, 1669, mar-
ried Samuel Allen, 1692. 3. Hester, August
18, 1671. died March 25, 1673. 4. Judah, No-
vember 14, 1673, died November 16, 1673.
5. Judah. May, 1677. 6. Ebenezer, September,
1679. 7. Thomas, April 8, 1682. 8. Patience,
April 18. 1684, married John Stebbins, of
Springfield, November, 1700. 9. Nathaniel,
May 5, 1688, died November, 171 1, at Deer-
field.

(Ill) Joseph, son of Samuel (2) Wright
was born June 2, 1657, died February 16, 1697
He married, November 6, 1679, Ruth Sheldon
Children: 1. Joseph, see forward. 2. Samuel
born August 13, 1683, died May 26, 1690. 3
Ruth. February 14, 1685, died March 14, 1685

4. Ruth, April 26, 1687, married. May 5, 1708
Lare Noble. 5. James December 5, 1689, died
young. 6. Mary, January, 169 1, died young.
7. Samuel, August 13, 1693. 8. Benoni, Octo-
ber 4, 1697.

( IV ) Joseph (2), son of Joseph ( 1 ) Wright,
was born June 23, 168 1, died June 5, 1758.
He married (first) January 27, 1704, Ruth
Hannum; she died February 23, 1750. Mar-
ried (second) October 22, 1750, Sarah
Edwards, widow of Samuel Edwards. She
died March 26, 1751. Children: 1. Joseph,
born October 24, 1705. 2. Abigail, August
25, 1707, married, 1730, Noah Pixley. 3. Asa,
October 8, 1710. 4. Reuben, January 28, 1713.

5. Aaron, see forward. 6. Titus, August 10,
1717. 7. Timothy, May 14, 1720. 8. Naomi,
July 16, 1722.

(V) Aaron, son of Joseph (2) Wright, was
born May 7, 17 15. died March 25, 1791. He
married Miriam Edwards, who died March 14,



1797, aged seventy-nine. Children: 1. Aaron,
born June 13, 1744, died August 2, 1744. 2.
Aaron, June 5, 1745. 3. Oliver. January 24,
1747. 4. Miriam, June 16, 1749, died April,
I 75°- 5- Justus, January 5, 1752. 6. Daniel,
see forward. 7. Miriam, October 29, 1757.
married Jonathan Dwight. 8. Asenath, March
19, 1764, married Elias Mann.

( VI ) Daniel, son of Aaron Wright, was
born November 18, 1755, died in Northampton.
He married (first) January 6, 1784, Roxanna
Hunt. Married (second), November 4, 1791,
Chloe Lyman ; she died January 10, 1854.
Children: I. Ferdinand Hunt, see forward.
2. Mary, born April 23, 1787, died April 12.
1790. 3. Fanny, January 20, 1794. 4. Rox-
anna. February 20. 1796. 5. Elizabeth, April
23, 1798.

i\ II) Ferdinand Hunt, son of Daniel and
Roxanna ( Hunt ) Wright, was born January
15, 1785. died in i860. He married Olive
Ames, daughter of Ambrose Ames, of Green-
field ; she lived to be ninety-six years old,
dying in 1889. Children: 1. Anna, now living
in Northampton. 2. Mary, deceased; married
Theodore Bliss, of Philadelphia. 3. Elizabeth,
deceased. Fredinand H. Wright was for many
years cashier of the Northampton National
1 '.auk. and afterwards postmaster of Northamp-
ton.



Derbyshire and Yorkshire, Eng-
SHORES land, appear to have been the
homes of the Shores at an early
period of English history. In 1440 a charter
was made by which John Shores, of Bornsley,
grants to William Shores all his lands and tene-
ments in Sheffield. The name appears in the
earliest pages of the parish register of Shef-
field, and from some of those of the name there
entered it is probable the present family in
America is descended. John Shores descended
from the Shores of Darley Dale, a place made
famous by Wordsworth, who wrote some lines
on a tree said to have been planted on a hill
in Darley Dale in memory of the parting for
life of two brothers, one, the elder, the ancestor
of the Shores, Baron Feignmouth.

John Shores was born about 1650, resided
in Sheffield, where he made his will March 2,
1682, and died soon after. By his wife, Sarah
(Sims) Shores, he had three sons: Samuel,
his heir ; Sylvanus, whose family settled in
Ireland : Isaac. Samuel, born May 17, 1676,
married, November 7, 1700, Jane, daughter of
George Sykes, of Norton, Staffordshire, and
his heir Samuel was born August 21, 1707,



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