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and was settled as its pastor on February 18,
1664. The house in which he lived still
stands in West Bridgewater. He died July
23, 1719. His first wife was Susanna, daugh-
ter of Deacon Samuel Edson. They were mar-



ried May 3, 1668, and had nine children;
namely, James, Joseph, Samuel, Timothy,
John, Josiah, Margaret, Mary, and Susannah.
Mrs. Susanna Keith died October 16, 1705,
aged si.xty - five years. The Rev. James
Keith's second wife was Mary, widow of
Thomas Williams, of Taunton.

Timothy Keith, his fourth son, was born in
1683, and became one of the first settlers of
North Bridgewater. He died November 8,
1767. He and his wife, Hannah, daughter of
Deacon Edward Forbes, had four children :
Timothy, second; Abiah ; Nathan; Hannah.
Timothy Keith, second, died in 1740, aged
twenty-nine years. He married Bethiah,
daughter of William Ames, June 2, 1737, and
had two children — Levi and Timothy.

Levi, the elder, born August 25, 1738,
married Jemima, daughter of Mark Perkins,
November 8, 1S59, and had Bethiah, Timothy,
Reuben, Benjamin, Jemima, Jemima (second),
Molly, Levi, Molly (second), and Anna. Levi
Keith owned a tannery at the corner of Mon-
tello and Garfield Streets. He was a shoe
manufacturer to some extent, being the pioneer
of that industry here, and was a man of con-
siderable property and influence in the town.
He owned and occupied the house on the cor-
ner of Main and Plain Streets, where now
stands the mansion of Mr. Ziba C. Keith.
He died in 181 3.

Benjamin Keith, born in 1763, third son of
Levi, was principally a farmer, and owned an
extensive tract of land on Main Street, though
he also made shoes and operated his father's
tannery. He married Martha, daughter of
Colonel Simeon Cary, December 18, 1788,
and had seven children; namely, Ziba, Arza,
Bela, Charles, Polly, Jason, and Benjamin.
Mr. Benjamin Keith died September 9, 1814.
His wife died June 10, 1852, at the age of
eighty-six years.



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Ziba Keith, son of Benjamin and Martha
(Cary) Keith, was born November 30, 1789, at
the old homestead on Main Street. He was a
shoemaker in early life, and carried on this
business in the "Old Red Shop" of his ances-
tors. He taught his sons shoemaking also.
May 29, 1 8 16, he was commissioned by Gov-
ernor Brooks, Ensign of a Company in the
Third Regiment of Infantry; and December 5,
1822, was promoted to be Captain, which title
he retained through life. An upright and just
man in all his dealings, and a kind neighbor,
he was much respected. He married Novem-
ber 25, 1813, Sally Cary, daughter of Jonathan
Cary, and by this union had nine children:
Benjamin; Franklin; Martha C. ; Martin, who
died in infancy; Martin L. ; Nancy, who died
young; David and Jonathan (twins), the former
of whom died in infancy; and Levi W. Mrs.
Sally C. Keith died September 26, 1832, and
Captain Ziba Keith married March 13, 1834,
Polly, daughter of Daniel Noyes, of Abington.
By his second wife he had three sons — Daniel
N., Edwin, and Ziba Cary. The father died
September 28, 1862, and the mother June 14,
1882.

Ziba Cary Keith, early learning that his
success in life must depend largely upon his
own e.vertions, applied himself betimes to the
work before him. His industrial training
began as soon as he was able to wield a ham-
mer and drive pegs in the "Old Red Shop"
and use a rake in the hay field. Meantime he
diligently improved his opportunities for ob-
taining an education in the district schools and
at Pierce Academy. At eighteen years of age
he went to work in the shoe manufactor}' of his
brothers, Martin L. Keith & Co., then doing
a large business. He was afterward book-
keeper for them in Boston until July, 1S63,
when he returned to Campello and started in
business with Embert Howard, under the firm



name of Howard & Keith. Thc\- conducted
a dry-goods and variety store for two years and
then sold out to Jonas Reynold. Si.x months
later Mr. Keith bought the business, which,
with the exception of the dry-goods depart-
ment, for some time controlled by H. P. Hub-
bard, he carried on alone till 1SS2, when he
disposed of the entire interests to Pitts & Hay-
ward and Thayer & Whitman.

In 1875 and 1876 Mr. Keith served as Rep-
resentative to the General Court. In 1879 he
was one of the Selectmen of the town. In
1 88 1 he was a member of the Committee for
drafting the city charter, and when Brockton
was made a city, in 1881, he was elected the
first Mayor, being re-elected in 1883, 1884,
1891, 1892, and 1893. He was State Senator
from the Second Plymouth Senatorial District
in 1887 and in 1888, and was Tax Collector
in 1887-89. He was largely instrumental in
organizing the Campello Co-operative Bank,
which has been of great service in building
the southerly wards of the city and stimulating
the workmen in the many large factories to
own their own homes. He was also Director
and first Vice-President of the Brockton Sav-
ings Bank, Director of the Brockton National
Bank, and one of the incorporators of the Plym-
outh County Safe Deposit and Trust Com-
pany, of which he is President. In January,
1890, he was appointed by Governor Ames on
the State Commission of Health, Lunacy and
Charity. He was' elected in the fall of 1892
a member of the Governor's Council, which
office he held to 1896.

He has ever had the interests of Campello
in mind, and has done much to promote the
growth and prosperity of the place. He was a
member of the Parish Committee several year.s,
and when the society remodelled and enlarged
their church in 1888 he was one of the Build-
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with the Commandery, Chapter, and Lodge of
the local Masons. In politics he is a stanch
Republican, and in religion connected with
the South Congregational Church of Campello.
Mr. Keith was a corporate member of the
original street railwa}' corporation in Brockton,
and Treasurer of same for several years, and is
now Treasurer of the Monarch Rubber Com-
pany at Campello. Wherever he has served it
has been to the satisfaction of the great mass
of citizens and thus with honor to himself.
During the mayoralty of Mr. Keith was inaug-
urated the system of sewerage for the city of
Brockton which has recently been completed.
Then also was brought about the building of
the elegant new City Hall, and by the city in
conjunction with the Old Colony Division of
the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail-
way, the abolishment of sixteen grade crossings.

It is a well-known fact that much of the
early prosperity of l^rockton was due to his
able and energetic administration of its
affairs and his wide knowledge of men and
business, added to a courteous personality,
which has endeared him to the hearts of his
fellow-citizens. Mr. Bradford Kingman in
his "History of Brockton," says, "He is a
person as universally beloved and esteemed as
any one whom it is our pleasure to know."
Any one meeting him to know him could not
but be impressed with his sterling integrity of
character, while admiring his frankness and
kindly bearing toward every person irrespec-
tive of nationality or station. He has a fine
ear and a cultivated talent for music, and for
forty years he was organist in the South
Church.

Mr. Keith married on December 3, 1865,
Abbie Frances Jackson, who was born October
21, 1848, daughter of Oliver and Malvina
Frances Packard Jackson, of North l^ridge-
water, now Brockton. They have one son,



Willie Clifton Keith. He was born August
31, 1866, married Eva M. Place, April 28,
1887, and has one son — Ziba Cary Keith, Jr.,
who was born June 13, 1888.



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HEODORE T. VAUGHN, the pro-
^1 prietor of a saw-mill in Centre Carver,
was born here, July 22, 1857, son of
Thomas Vaughn, a farmer, who was also a
native of the town. He grew to manhood on
the home farm, having more than the usual
advantages enjoyed by a country lad. After
attending the district schools in his boyhood,
he became a pupil of the Middleboro Acad-
emy when he was nineteen years old. After-
ward he spent a term in the Eastman Busi-
ness College of New York.

After leaving college he and his brother,
James A. Vaughn, engaged in the nursery
business, and carried it on for about five years.
At the expiration of that time he withdrew
from it, and assumed charge of a steam saw-
mill in Centre Carver, which he still oper-
ates. In this venture he has been quite
successful. The mill is principally engaged
in the manufacture of box boards. Mr.
Vaughn has also been successful in raising
cranberries for the city markets. On Septem-
ber 15, 1878, he was married to Miss Eliza-
beth Leach, daughter of Ezra H. and Nancy
W. Leach, of Plymouth. Their three chil-
dren are: Lillian M., born December 28,
1879; Bertha F. , born June 24, 1885; and
Herbert J., born March 25, 1887. In politics
Mr. Vaughn acts independently of party, and
takes a deep interest in the labor question.
He has served in the offices of Overseer of the
Poor and Assessor, and he was Selectman for
seven years. He is a member of the Order of
United Workmen. Both he and his family
attend the Baptist church.



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APTAIN JUDAH HATHAWAY, of
T Rochester, now prosperously engaged

^f ' in farming and the manufacture of

lumber, after spending many years in seafar-
ing, was born in VVareham, Mass., March lo,
1832, son of Judah and Bethia Hathaway.
His father having died when he was two years
old, as soon as he was able to be of service
he went to work on a farm. He received very
little schooling, but his natural intelligence
has since adequately made up for that loss.
After working as a farm hand until he was
seventeen years old, he shipped before the
mast on a New Bedford whaling-vessel, under
the command of Captain Alden Besse. In his
first voyage, which was a long one, lasting
three years and a half, he went to the whaling-
grounds of the Atlantic and Pacific. Before
the end of his second voyage, which was made
on a schooner from Marion, he had taken rank
as an able seaman, and was promoted to the
position of second mate. After that he made
several whaling voyages, and at the age of
thirty-three became master of a vessel. Dur-
ing the war he was mate of the brig "Alta-
hama," which was seized by the famous Con-
federate privateer, the "Alabama." The brig
was burned, and the crew were carried by the
"Alabama" to one of the Azores, from which,
after remaining a week, they were sent home.

Captain Hathaway owned shares in a num-
ber of the vessels which he sailed, and had an
interest in several when he retired from the
sea in 1869. In that year he settled in his
present home, which has been his abode for
nearly thirty years. He owns one thousand
acres of land and two mills. In the mills he
manufactures long lumber and shingles.

Captain Hathaway was married in i860 to
Miss Ellen L. Lewis, of Rochester, Mass.
He has five children — Mary L. , Elizabeth T.,
David L. K., Ellen A., and Hattie F. In



politics he favors the Republican side, and
was in the State legislature in 1869. Work-
ing his way from the penniless condition of a
fatherless boy, he has well earned the ease and
affluence he now enjoys.




ERBERT L. TINKHAM, Treasurer
of the W. L. Douglas Shoe Com-
- V ^ pany, is one of the capable and pro-
gressive young business men of the city of
Brockton, Mass. A son of Charles C. and
Abigail ("Ashley) Tinkham, he was born
March 13, 1869, in Middleboro, Mass., and is
a representative of one of the old families of
that vicinity.

A Seth Tinkham served in the French and
Indian War. John Tinkham, Mr. Herbert L.
Tinkham 's great-grandfather, who was a
farmer, was a lifelong resident of Middleboro,
and a Deacon of the first church there. His
son Josiah, the ne.xt in this line, was also a
farmer of Middleboro. He was a man of
character and ability, commonly called Cap-
tain Tinkham, as he was an officer in the
Plymouth militia; and he was elected to the
State Senate on the Democratic ticket. He
lived to an advanced age. Five children
grew up in the home of Captain Tinkham,
only one of whom, Charles C, is living
to-day.

Charles C. Tinkham was born and educated
in Middleboro, and for thirty years has been
in business in that place as a contractor. He
is now si.\ty-two years of age. His wife, who
also is living, is a daughter of Noah Ashley,
of Lakeville, Plymouth County, Mass. They
have reared two children — Herbert L. and
Amelia C. The daughter is with her parents
in Middleboro.

Herbert L. Tinkham attended the common
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Commercial School, where he learned book-
keeping. His first position after leaving
school was as book-keeper for Mitchell, Fales
& Co., a shoe firm of Campello, with whom he
remained two years. In 18S9 he was engaged
as book-keeper in the W. L. Douglas factory,
which position he filled for three years; and
in 1893 he was elected to his present position
of Treasurer of the well-known W. L. Douglas
Shoe Company. The business has increased
rapidly during the past five or six years. The
position is a responsible one, requiring gen-
eral financial ability, with sound judgment
and thoroughness in matters of detail. Mr.
Tinkham is regarded as one of the leading
business men of Brockton, though not yet
thirty years old. In 1896 he was elected a
Director of' the Brockton, Bridgewater &
Taunton Street Railroad.

He was married April 24, 1894, to Alice
A., eldest daughter of W. L. Douglas. Mrs.
Tinkham died December 30, 1895, aged
twenty-six years. Mr. Tinkham is a member
of Paul Revere Lodge, A. F. & A. M. ; Sa-
tucket Royal Arch Chapter; Harmony Lodge,
No. 27, Knights of Pythias; and the Commer-
cial Club of this city. He is also a member
of tha Universalist church of Brockton.




REDERICK G. BRACKKTT, an en-
(j terprising wood and lumber dealer of
Kingston, Mass., was born in Exeter,
N.H., September 20, 1854, son of George W.
and Bathsheba (Eldridge) Brackett. His
grandfather, William Brackett, was a native
of New England. George VV. Brackett, who
was a native of New Hampshire, for many
years conducted a store in Colebrook, that
State. He subsequently moved from that
town to Everett, Mass., where he continued in
mercantile business for the rest of his life.



He died in 1884. His wife, Bathsheba, was
also a native of New Hampshire.

Frederick G. Brackett began his education
in the common schools of Colebrook, and then
attended the academy at Fryeburg, Me. , from
which he was graduated in 1S72. At an early
age he was accustomed to assist his father in
the store. When eighteen years old he went
to Newton, Mass., where he was employed by
the Hon. C. P. Hoogs, with whom he re-
mained until Mr. Hoogs's death in 1877,
when he came to Kingston, and purchased a
farm here. After following agricultural pur-
suits for a few years, he engaged in his
present business, conducting a saw-mill, and
dealing in lumber and wood, and he now has a
large and growing trade.

In 1872 Mr. Brackett was united in mar-
riage to Cora E. Merrill, a native of Lovell,
Me., and a daughter of Albert Merrill.

In politics Mr. Brackett acts with the Re-
publican party, and is now in his second year
of service as a Road Commissioner. He is an
able and energetic business man, and a pro-
gressive citizen, taking an active interest in
all public improvements. Since settling in
Kingston, he has gained the good will and
esteem of the townspeople, and is very popular
in social circles. He is a member of Adams
Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows of
this town.




5.



URGESS P. TERRY, a well-known
machinist of Plymouth, Plymouth
County, Mass., was born in Exeter,
Washington County, R.I., August i, 1816, a
son of Moses and Sarah Terry. He was
reared on the home farm; and at the age of
nineteen years he began to learn the machin-
ist's trade in Pawtucket, R.I. After a period
of five years he removed to Newton Upper
Falls, Mass.; and thence in 1855 he came to



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Plymouth, where he resided uninterruptedly
until 1886. l'"or twenty-three years he acted
as the repairer for the Old Colony Duck
Mills, located at Chiltonville; and for a
period of six years he was employed in a like
capacity in the Russell Mills at Plymouth.
Since 1886 he has lived at Chiltonville, and
has been principally occupied with the care of
a garden. In 1839 Mr. Terry married Miss
Naomi Doten, a native of Plymouth, where
she was born to Mr. and Mrs. Prince Doten
on January 14, 1821. Mr. and Mrs. Terry are
the parents of eight children; namely, Lucy
M., Sarah R., N. Augusta, Lorenzo B.,
Alhion B., Viola V., Arthur L., and Ella D.
Mr. Terry's political principles bring him
into fellowship with the Democratic party.
In religious faith he is a Universal ist. Mr.
Terry has achieved a goodly degree of success
in his industrial career, and he is now the
possessor of a considerable amount of property
in Plymouth. He has attained to a venerable
age, and it is hoped that the passing of many
more milestones of life is yet in store for
him.




•BEL WASHBURN KINGMAN, M.D.,
was for many years the leading physi-
cian of Brockton; and his death,
which occurred in 18S3, was the cause of uni-
versal sorrow. He was born April 22, 1806,
on Pine Street, in the eastern part of the city,
which was then a portion of old Bridgewater.
His parents were the Hon. Abel and Lucy
(Washburn) Kingman. The Kingman family,
founded by Henry Kingman, who settled in
Weymouth, Mass., in 1636, has for many
years occupied a prominent position in this
part of Plymouth County. The Hon. Abel
Kingman, wlio was the owner of large estates,
was a man of ability, Representative to the
General Court, State Senator, and a leader



among his contemporaries. He and his wife
had a family of fifteen children.

Abel Washburn, who was the seventh child,
attended the schools of his native town, also
the Bridgewater State Normal School, and
was graduated from Amherst College at the
age of twenty-four. As soon as his profes-
sional training was finished, he began to prac-
tise at Dartmouth, Mass., and subsequently
settled permanently in North Bridgewater,
now Brockton. A skilful and successful phy-
sician, he was kind-hearted and was conscien-
tious in the discharge of his duties; and he
won the love and respect of all who knew him
best. For some time he was by many years
the senior physician in the town. About
twelve years prior to his death, a nervous
trouble with which he was afflicted deprived
him of sight, and he was obliged to retire
from practice and from active participation in
town and church matters, in which he had
always been interested. In politics, Dr.
Kingman in his early manhood was a Demo-
crat. He was in office only once, serving as
Postmaster of Brockton, under Presidents Bu-
chanan and Pierce. Being a man filled with
patriotism, during the war he became a Re-
publican, and was an ardent admirer of Presi-
dent Lincoln. He belonged to no social
organizations, not approving of secret orders.
He died May 4, 1883, a few days after his
seventy-seventh birthday.

Dr. Kingman was twice married. His first
wife, formerly Miss Clarissa Alden, was a
daughter of Williams Alden, who was a lineal
descendant of John and Priscilla Alden, and
also of Richard Williams, one of the founders
of Taunton, Mass., and a cousin of Oliver
Cromwell. His second wife, to whom he was
united in i860, was Olive Tucker, daughter of
Deacon Daniel Alden, of Randolph, Mass.
Her father, who was a carpenter by trade, and




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was a contractor and builder, was a lineal de-
scendant of John Alden. He was Senior Dea-
con in the Baptist church of Randolph.
Through her grandmother, Mrs. Kingman was
related to the Cary family. The Doctor left
three sons, who attained prominence as dry-
goods merchants in Boston and New York.
They are: A. Willard, residing in New York;
Thomas S., who has retired from business, is
living in Orange, N.J. ; and Barton E., who
is in business in New York City, and has a
residence on the Hudson at Yonkers. Three
children of Dr. Alden died in infancy; and
one, a daughter, Clara Clifford, married Cap-
tain Alexander Whelden, of Dartmouth,
Mass., and died 1882.



"CS^/Tnslow

VSV cember



DREW, who died on De-
7, 1S82, at his home in
Plymouth, Mass. , where he was a
highly respected resident, was born in this
town, December 17, 1S09, son of William
and Priscilla (Washburn) Drew. This branch
of the Drew family, which is of English
stock, was founded by John Drew, who came
to Plymouth about forty years after the land-
ing of the Pilgrims. Lemuel Drew, the
father of William Drew, was a native and life-
long resident of Plymouth, and was prominent
in the old church here, of which he was a Dea-
con for many years. On the maternal side,
the late Mr. Winslow Drew was a descendant
of Captain Miles Standish.

William Drew, Mr. Drew's father, was
born in Plymouth, and became a prominent
builder of his day. He erected many substan-
tial buildings here, including the residences
of Mrs. William Stoddard, and Mrs. Sue
Davis on Court Street, which attest his thor-
ough manner in completing his work. He
conducted a very prosperous business under



his personal supervision up to the time of his
death, which took place when he was between
sixty and seventy years old. He married
Priscilla Washburn, a native of Kingston,
Mass., and she became the mother of the fol-
lowing children: Priscilla Washburn; Will-
iam Thomas; Winslow, the subject of this
sketch; Betsey; Matilda; Theodore; Rufus
Washburn; Maria Chilton; and George
Prince. Of these the only ones now living
are: Betsey, who is the widow of Thomas
Allen, and resides in Boston; and Maria,
who is the widow of Loten Jennings, and
resides in New Orleans, La.

Winslow Drew was educated in the common
schools, and after finishing his studies he
learned the carpenter's trade. He was asso-
ciated with his father in business for some
years, later going into partnership with his
brother, William T. Drew, with whom he car-
ried on a very successful business. Among
the buildings which were erected under his
direction is the residence of Marston Watson,
the house on the corner of Vernon and Court
Streets, which is now occupied by Mr. Ripley;
the residence of Mrs. Warren on Chilton
Street; and the house where his daughter now
resides. His last days of activity were spent
mostly in the work of finishing; and he died
at the age of seventy-three years, lacking ten
days. In politics he was originally a Whig,
later joining the Republican party. He
joined Plymouth Lodge, A. F. & A. M.,
about the year 1858, and he advanced in Ma-
sonry to the Royal Arch degree, being a char-
ter member of Samoset Chapter. In his
religious views he was a Unitarian.

On March 2, 1833, Mr. Winslow Drew was
united in marriage with Abby Winslow Till-
son, of Plymouth, who survived him several
years. She was a daughter of Hamblin and
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of Carver, Mass., and the latter of Plympton,
Mass., and on her mother's side a direct de-
scendant in the seventh generation of Gover-
nor Bradford. Hamblin and Susan (Bradford)
Tillson were the parents of two sons and
seven daughters, of whom Mrs. Drew was the
last survivor. The others were: Henry,
Susan Bradford, Ann Hamblin, Rebecca Fos-
ter, Mary Williams, Henry Hamblin, Maria,
and one who tliccl in infancy.

Mr. and Mrs. Winslow Drew reared three
children, as follows: Augusta Winslow, who
on October 19, 1853, married William F.
Spinney, of Lynn, Mass., and died November
22, 1864, aged thirty-one years; Edward Wins-
low, a carpenter by trade, who on February
17, 1870, married Betsey C. Holmes, of Cam-
bridge, Mass., and died January 6, 1884, aged
forty-eight years; and Emma F., a graduate
of the Plymouth High School, who resides at
the homestead in Plymouth, where she was
born. Abby Winslow, widow of Winslow
Drew, died December 9, 1896. Although
nearly eighty-eight years of age she retained
perfect control of her faculties, her eyesight,
hearing, and memory being exceptionally
good, even to the last hour of her long life.
She was amiable and cheerful in disposition,
a devoted wife and mother, and was beloved
by all who knew her.



B



AVH) DELANO, a respected resi-
dent of Kingston, member of the



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