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hundred acres in Cape Porpus, and in September of the same year,
he conveyed to John Bush a tract "in the village of Cape Porpus,"
He also made grants in Scarborough and Falmouth, all of them as
the agent of Col. Alexander Rigby, president and proprietor of the
province of Ligonia. (Rigby was a sergeant at law, and one of the
Barons of the Exchequer in the kingdom of England; Cleeves was
styled deputy-president.) (In January, 1656, Edward Rigby peti-
tioned the Lord-Protector to aid in the settlement of his plantation
in New England, called the province of Laconia, granted by patent
from the king to his father.) (Referred to the Commissioners or
plantations. — Sainsbury.) (p. 97.)

We have no means of determining with precision how the govern-
ment in Ligonia was constituted. We find a general assembly in
existence, and suppose it was formed upon the plan of that in Massa-
chusetts, or of that proposed by Gorges; that is, by assistants or
counselors appointed by the president or his deputy, and deputies
chosen by the people. In fact, Edward Rigby, the son of Alexander,

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 253

in a letter written in 1652, to the province, speaks of the six assist-
ants and the judges. The proceedings of the assembly in September,
1648, are subscribed by George Cleeves, deputy-president, Wm.
Royall, Henry Watts, John Cessons, Peter Hill and Robert Booth,
(p. 99.)

RiGBY, Edward, Lancaster, 1654. John, Dorchester, 1637;
freem., 18 May 1642; d. in April 1647; was perhaps f. of Samuel,
bapt. there 21 Mar. 1641, and of Abigail, wh. m. 19 Feb. 1664,
Thomas Holman. Samuel, Dorchester, 1662, perhaps s. of the
preced., a shoemaker, by first w. had Eliz., wh. m. 23 Jan. 1678,
Watching Atherton; and Mehitable; and by sec. w. had John and

References: "Maine Historical Society Collections," Vol. I; "Colonel Alex-
ander Rigby and his Descendants."

"The political affairs of the Province from the Great Patent in 1620, to the
submission to the Jurisdiction of Massachusetts in 1658."

"Genealogical Dictionary," Savage, Vol. d (K-R), p. 541.

"Wiley Taylor Rigsby and Jane R. (Blair) Rigsby, their Ancestry
and Posterity," by L. W. and L. M. Rigsby and Mrs. Norma
(Rigsby) Nazworth, (p. 1), Rigsby Family: "The name Rigsby
is derived from Rigby which was derived from Rigbi. The family
came from Normandy into England with William the Conqueror.
The first Norman killed in the battle of Hastings was named Rigby.
From England they came to North Carolina and frequent mention
is made of them in the Colonial Records of the State. It is probable
that the "s" was added to the name there because of the hatred and
contempt felt for Sir Richard Rigby because of his position so antag-
onistic to the colonies in the British Parliament, he at that time,
being one of its members. ("N. S. D. F. & P. A." p. 90), Alexander
Rigby, an ardent Republican and a member of Parliament, pur-
chased of the surviving prop, of the Province of Ligonia, a convey-
ance of the Charter. Rigby was appointed the first Deputy of the
Province. Alexander Rigby, Peeks Island, Me., 1643. (p. 67),
1st Co. arrived at Winter Harbor, Me., summer of 1631, in the ship
"Plough," continued to Boston. At Watertown, Alexander Rigby
formed a Government, 1743. Col. Alexander Rigby, President and
Proprietor of the New England Province Ligonia. Prop. Ed. Rigby
1653, petitioned the Lord Proprietor, paid to aid in the Settlement.
Edward Rigby, son of Alexander (p. 99), speaks of 6 asst. and judges.
Col. Henry Ridgeley, Major of the MiHtia in Anne Arundale Co.,
Maryland Com., 1683. Member of the Maryland Assembly in
1692. Member of the Governors Council.

"Burke's Royal Families," Vol. II, Pedigree CVI: Mehitable
Rigby, probably dau. of Alexander Rigby and Sister of Lucy, who
m. Robert Hesketh, Esq., of Rufford. He d. 1653. He was 12th
in descent from Edward I, King of England. History of Scituate,
Mass., from 1st Settlement to 1831, by Deane, p. 361. Nathaniel
Turner lived on the paternal farm, east of Colman's Hill. He
married Mehitable Rigby.

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Children :

Nathaniel. Mehitable.

Abigail. Lydia (wife of John James, 2iid generap^

Samuel, tion, 1719.)

Summary of Ancestry:

1. Col. Alexander Rigby, b. England.

2. Capt. Nathaniel Turner, b. England, d. ; m. Mehitable Rigby

(prob. dau. of Alexander Rigby, see above).

3. Rebecca Turner, b. , d. June 14, 1731; m. Thomas Mix (or Meekes),

b. prob. Eng., at New Haven, 1643, d. as early as 1691; m. 1649.

4. John Mix, b. 1649, d. Jan. 21, 1711/12; m. EUzabeth Heaton, b. 1650, d.

Aug. 11, 1711.

5. John Mix, b. Aug. 26, 1676, d. Dec. 10, 1721; m. Nov. 25, 1702, Sarah

Thompson, b. Jan. 16, 1676, d. Nov. 21, 1711.

6. Elizabeth Mix, b. 1715, d. Jan. 21, 1777; m. Oct. 7, 1730, Capt. Ephraim

Sanford, b. Feb. 12, 1708, d. Feb. 6, 1761/2.

7. Rachel Sanford, b. July 23, 1733, d. (not positive) abt. 1800; m. Oct. 31,

1751, Stephen Mead, b. 1728, d. Oct. 18, 1806.

8. Esther Mead, b. Aug. 11, 1760, d. Dec. 22, 1836; m. abt. 1777, Isaiah

Hungerford, b. Dec. 26, 1756, bapt. Jan. 23, 1757, d. June 16, 1833.

9. Elizabeth Hungerford, b. Feb. 7, 1798, d. Jan. 7, 1878; m. April 29, 1821,

Nash David Phelps, b. Oct. 4, 1796, d. AprH 15, 1884.

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.


(Prob. came into England from Rixfjord, an Island off

the Coast of Norway)
The Rixfords of Mendon and Winchester, Mass.
(Taken from Mendon, Mass. Records)

1. William Rixford of Medway and Hannah (Anna) Thayer
were married, November 13, 1751, in Medway, where they hved
until 1761, then went to Grafton. His children, born in Medway

Henry, son of WiUiam and Hannah (Anna) Rixford, born Jan. 5, 1752.
Elizabeth, dau. of Wm. and Hannah Rixford, b. Mar. 26, 1753.
William, son of Wm. and Hannah Rixford, b. Dec. 7, 1754.
Samuel, son of Wm. and Hannah Rixford, b. Dec. 28, 1756.
Simon, son of Wm. and Hannah Rixford, b. Nov. 18, 1758.
Henry. Served in the American Revolution.

Born in Grafton were : Anna, Phoebe, Samuel, Elizah, Joseph and

Also from Mendon Records:

Birth of Hannah (Anna) Thayers
Hannah, dau. of Ebinizar and Martha, b. Sept. 15, 1704.
Hannah, dau. of Davis and Hannah, b. Dec. 17, 1731.
Hannah, dau. of Thomas and Hannah, b. July 8, 1736.
Hannah, dau. of Aaron and Jemina, b. Mar. 12, 1739.
Hannah, dau. of Moses and Hannah, b. Feb. 6, 1738.

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2. William, son of above, born in Medway, 1754; lived after
1774 in Shrewsbury, moved to Winchester, N. H., in 1782, and
settled there. He married in 1779, Lucy Wilson, of Northboro,
Mass.; his children were: Luther, Lucy, Ephraim, William, Sally,
Artemas, Harriet, Solomon and Finis, all but the oldest born in

Captain William, son of above, married Betsey Willard — was the father of
Eliza, Emily, William, Willard and Lucius. (These records were taken from a
New Hampshire book of Genealogy.)


Service at Castle and Governor's Island. Company raised in Winchester
County, p. 675; also to serve in Continental Army 3 yrs.— Simon Rixford,
Sutton, age 16 yrs., 4 ft. 11 in. tail, in Col. Putnam's 5th Regt., Continental
Army. William Rixford, Grafton, 21 yrs., 5 ft. tall, Private in Capt. Lake Drury's
Co. of Mustermen. Gen. Mead's Regt., which marched on the Alarm of April
19, 1775, Service 16 days reported returned home; William Rixford, Private,
Capt. Job Cushion's Co., of Mustermen and Mihtia. Col. Artemus Ward's Regt.,
which marched on the Alarm of April 9, 1775, to Cambridge, Service 9 days,
enlisted into the Army. (P. 1667) Asa Russel of Fitchburg, private in Capt.
William Hury's Co., Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the American Revolution,
Rixfords who served in the American Revolution: Rexford, Richford, Ricksford,
Rixford, Benjamin Rixford, WaUingford, in Sergt. Capt. James Horton's Co.,
commanded by Capt. Stephen Orsborn from May 1, 1778 to May 3, 1779, Col.
Baldwin's Regt. Officers Copy of Company returned Dated July 20, 1780, en-
gaged Aug. 19, 17 — to 1777, term during the War, promoted to Sargeant, Dec. 1,
1778, Conn., Ensign Rixford receipt dated at Springfield, Aug. 29, 1782; signed
by Seth Bannister, Captain in 4th Regt., Company reported that he had received
Sargeant Muster Master. Stratford, Robert Sanbridge Chairman, of a Class at
the town of Middleborough, to serve in the Continental Army for the town, 3
yrs. (P. 359), Henry Rixford, Private, in Capt. Nathan Hamilton's Co.; Col.
Samuel Brower's Regt., Service from Aug. 3, 1776 to Sept. 30, 1776, Mustered by
Capt. Newell, also Major Col. Putnam's 5th Regt., Continental Army, Samuel
Rixford paid said Rixford by the Commission of the town of Grafton. Miscellan-
eous Revolution Returns, 1781-Index, p. 457, Benjamin Raxford, p. 60; Index,
p. 458, Benjamin Raxford, 174, 268, 292. Benjamin Raxford, Jr., 83, 174. Con-
tinental Regiments, 1775- Return of men in Service, return from Militia, 1781,
5th Brigade — Benjamin Raxford, etc. — ^p. 294. (From research by the author of
this book.)

William Rixford, was bom in Connecticut ia 1755 and died in Winchester,
N. H., in 1839, at the age of eighty-four. He was an early settler in Winchester
and was very active in clearing the forest. He married Lucy Wilson, who Uved
to about eighty years of age and died on the homestead. Their children were
Luther, William, Lucy, Ephraim, Sally, Artemas, Solomon, Finis, and Harriet.
His eldest son, Luther, was bom in Winchester, N. H., December 16, 1779, and
in March, 1837, he came to East Highgate, Vt., where he died in September, 1859,
at the age of eighty. He married Sarah, daughter of Stephen and Fanny (Parker)
Hawkins, and their children were: Josephine, Minerva, Luther P., Sarah P.,
Bradford, Lucina F., Fanny C, Frinda, Frenda M., and Oscar S. The latter
was bom in Winchester, N. H., March 2, 1828, and came to Highgate, Vt., in
March, 1837, where he now resides. He married Mary FUnt, at Castleton, Vt.,
daughter of Moses and Adaline (Cutting) Flint, and their children are: Oscar H.,
born December 27, 1859; Henry C, born August 28, 1862; Mary E., born Dec.
20, 1869; and Susan K., born September 5, 1876. Luther Rixford, with his son
L. P., and D. H. Farrington, commenced building the scythe shops at Highgate
in the spring of 1837, and continued the manufacture of scythes until the spring
of 1849, when his son, Oscar S. Rixford, bought out the concern and in 1880 made
an addition to the building and is now manufacturing axes and scythes, the only
manufacturer of that class of goods in Northern Vermont, of that extent. They
ship goods through New England and the Middle and Western States. He has

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been a representative in the legislature three terms and has also served in the
Vermont Senate. His oldest son, Oscar H. Rixford, married Elizabeth M. Leach,
of Fairfield, Vt., daughter of Horace Leach and they have one son, Oscar A. Rix-
ford, who married Mary C. Hefflon of Montreal, Canada. They have one dau.,
Mary-Elizabeth L. Rixford, and one son, Oscar Theodore Rixford, bom July 21,
1925, and Mary-EUzabeth bom October 6, 1922. Solomon and Henry Rixford,
brothers of William, served in the Revolutionary War. (History of Franklin and
Grand Isle Counties.)

Luther Rdcford, m. Sarah (Sally) Hawkins, 1808.
William Rixford, m. Betsy WiUard, 1805.
LucT Rixford, m. Jeremiah Pratt, 1803.
Sally Rixford, m. Nathan Lawrence, 1884.
Finis Rixford, m. Robert Piatt, 1815.
Frinda Hawkins, m. WilUam Comstock, 1804.
Pehsis Hawkins, m. John Capron, 1806.
(Records of Winchester, N. H.)

3. Luther Rixford, son of William and Lucy (Wilson) Rix-
ford, was born in Winchester, N. H., Dec. 16, 1779, and in March,
1837, he came to East Highgate, Vt., where he died on Sept. 15,
1858. Luther Rixford organized the First Sunday School in Town
at East Highgate, Church Records. He married Sarah, a daughter
of Stephen and Fanny (Parker) Hawkins and their children were:

Children :

1. Josephine, unmarried; b. 1810; d. Jan. 9, 1870.

2. Minerva. (See Cook Line.)

3. Luther P., b. Dec. 16, 1779. (See California Branch.)

4. Sarah B. (See Hinds Ancestry.)

5. Bradford, b. 1819; d. 1885. (See his ancestry.)

6. LuciNA F., b. 1826; d. 1892. Twin.

7. Fanny C. b. 1826; d. 1892. (Dr. Cushman d. 1892; b. March 14, 1818).

(See Cushman Ancestry.)

8. Frinda, d. young.

9. Frinda M., m. (1) Jones; (2) Bears. Eva Jones, dau., m. Owen

Sheridan. He was Town Clerk at Highgate, Vt. They had one son, Frank,
who now lives with his mother in Massachusetts. Ella (Albee) Bears
(adopted dau.), m. Edward Place of St. Albans, a clothing merchant.
They have two children:

1. Gertrude, m. Thomas Page of Mianesota, and have a daughter.

2. Edward, m. , in Minnesota.

10. Oscar Stephen Rixford, b. Mar. 2, 1828.

4. Minerva, married Sept. 30, 1837, Abel H. Cook, born
March 10, 1810; died Dec. 20, 1890, son of Joshua and Naomi
(Hammond) Cook.


1. Stella C. Cook, b. July 25, 1835; d. July 15, 1919.

2. Oscar R. Cook, b. Aug. 28, 1839; d. Nov. 10, 1910.

3. Herbert E. Cook, b. Aug. 24, 1842; m. Oct. 27, 1871; d. June 17, 1923.

4. Preston A. Cook, b. May 5, 1846; m. April 4, 1874, Jane N. Prime, who

was b. July 2, 1850.
Abel Cook and family are the only Cooks that have lived in Winchester,
N. H.

4. Judge Bradford Rixford of Washington, D. C, son of
Luther and Sarah Hawkins Rixford, was born in Winchester, N. H.,
Mar. 4, 1819, and died in Burlington, Vt., Sept. 20, 1885. The sudden


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where Oscai'S Herbert Eixford is buried. Three generations of Rixfords
are buried in this cemetery.

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death of Judge Rixford seemed particularly sad, coming as it did
so soon after the family reunion and festivity. The three brothers
and four sisters, and many other members of the family, had gathered
at East Highgate, Vt., to meet a brother, Luther Rixford, from San
Francisco, Calif., who had been away for seventeen years. It was
the first time in forty-six years that the entire family had been
together. After two weeks of pleasant sociability. Judge Rixford
and wife left East Highgate for Burhngton, Friday, the 18th day of
September. They were there the guests of Mr. E. W. Peck. On
Sunday, the 20th, Judge Rixford was in his usual health and enjoying
his visit greatly. Early that evening he left the house to call upon
a friend, but was soon brought back home, being assisted by two
young men who said he was not able to reach the house alone, and
although a Doctor arrived right away, Mr. Rixford died in a few
minutes of heart disease.

He graduated from the Burlington University in 1843. Among
his classmates were Judge E. H. Bennett, of Massachusetts; Dr.
J. E. Dwinell, of California; Hon. W. C. Smith of St. Albans, and
others who have attained pre-eminence in various professions and

He studied law and practiced his profession there. He removed
thence to Oshkosh, Wis., in 1857, where he practiced law for about
ten years. He then went to Washington, where he held for many years
the position of chief law clerk of the U. S. Pension Bureau. When
the news of his death reached Washington, Acting Commissioner
of Pensions, W. E. McLean, issued an ofiicial announcement to the
bureau, which concluded with these words: "Judge Rixford was a
gentleman of fine legal acquirements, an efficient and conscientious
officer, and held the respect and confidence of the Commissioner and
other officers of the bureau."

On the afternoon of Sept. 21, a brief service was held at the house
of Mr. E. W. Peck, the Rev. J. I. BHss officiating. The Pall-Bearers
were Senator Edmunds, Judge Wales, Colonel B. B. Smalley, C. F.
Ward, J. W. Hickok, Edward Lyman, John S. Arthur and G. G.
Benedict. The remains were then carried to East Highgate, where
the funeral was held at the house of his brother, O. S. Rixford,
September 23. The Rev. Dr. A. A. Bailey, who officiated, was a
classmate of Judge Rixford's. The remains were interred in the
family lot in the cemetery overlooking the beautiful valley of the

4. Judge Bradford Rixford married Katharine Clark, daughter
of Joseph Clark (1795-1879) and Lois Lyon (1805-1879). Their
daughter, Katharine Clark Rixford, born about 1859; died 1921;
married 1878, Henry Orville Clark, born 1843; died 1914. Mr.
Clark was a Colonel in the Civil War and presented a beautiful
Marble Soldiers Monument to Westford, Vt. (his birthplace).
The Clark family are prominent throughout the State. They held
landed estates in Milton, Vt. The daughters and their famihes
spend part of the summer on one of their picturesque farms there.

258 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

Children :

1. Lois Kathakinb Clark, b. Sept. 3, 1879; m. April 4, 1909, Edward S.

Isham, of Burlington, Vt., treasurer of Burlington Savings Bank for
many years. One child, Clark, b. March 21, 1913, d. Aug. 8, 1932.

2. Klara Helen Clark, b. Oct. 9, 1880; m. 1927, William S. Johnson.

3. Elsie Harriet, b. March 6, 1893; m. Jan. 24, 1924, Ripley Quimby.

Children: 1. Ripley Jay, b. Oct. 31, 1924; 2. Katharine Clara, b. June
7, 1926; 3. Phoebe Lois, b. Jan. 7, 1929; 4. Howland Clark, b. April
23, 1931.

Reference: Family Records collected by the Author of this Genealogy.

The Rixfords of Vermont
(Taken from "Successful Vermonters," by William H. Jeffrey)

The History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vermont,
edited by Lewis Case Aldrich, in 1591, says:

East Highgate Village is situated three miles East of Highgate
Center, on the Missisquoi River, a thriving busy little village, the
prosperity of which is mainly due to Hon. Oscar S. Rixford and his

4. Oscar S. Rixford, Esq., son of Luther and Sarah Hawkins
Rixford, was born at Winchester, N. H., March 2, 1828; died
March 23, 1911. His grandfather, William Rixford, was an early
pioneer of that town.

His father, Luther Rixford, came with his wife and eight children
from Winchester, N. H., in an ox team in 1837, forded the river,
built an axe shop and continued the manufacture of scythes
which he had commenced in New Hampshire. Oscar S. Rixford,
after completing his education at St. Albans and Bakersfield Aca-
demies, returned to East Highgate, married Jan. 21, 1858, Mary
Flint, born Feb. 4, 1838; died March 25, 1909, daughter of Moses
Flint and Adeline (Cutting) Flint. She was the adopted daughter of
her uncle. Rev. Henry P. Cutting of Troy. Mrs. Rixford received
her education at Bakersfield Academy. At his majority he became a
partner in the scythe factory, then employing ten or twelve men.
Some six years later, Mr. Rixford became sole proprietor and con-
ducted a constantly increasing business, in 1880 adding the manu-
facture of axes. In 1868, he installed a large scythe factory at
Bedford, P. Q., and six years later added the feature of axe manu-
facture. In 1882, this business was incorporated as the "O. S. Rix-
ford Manufacturing Company," and the business was continued until
1889. He has entered heartily into local improvements, is an ex-
tensive fruit farmer, with the largest orchard of Fameuse apple trees
in the world. In politics a staunch Republican; on account of the
demands of his business he had refused to accept town office, but
represented Highgate in the Legislature in 1862 and 1863 and was a
senator from Frankfin county in 1876. He was a Universalist in
rehgious behef, and a Mason of manv years standing. Hon. Oscar
S. Rixford died March 11, 1911.

Five Generations of Eixfords at Bast Highgate, Vermont

Luther Rixford 1779-1858
Oscar Stephen Rixford 1828-1911 Oi-car Herbert Elxford 1858-1926

Oscar Adelbert Rixford 1890- Oscar Theodore Rixford 1925-

Manufactoarers of scythes since 1812, axes since 1880, incorporated
1900 • 122' years under the same name

Century-Old Covered Wooden Bridge and ' ' Old Eixford Grist Mill, ' '
carried away by the November Flood of 1927


MPu. and Mrs. Oscae, Herbert Eixford,

with f)et dog, "Auto," and horse "Topsie, " in front of homes of Oscari
S. Eixford and Oscars H. Eixford, 1908

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 259

Children of Oscar S. and Mary Flint Cutting Rixford:
(6). 1. Oscar H. Rixford, b. Dec. 27, 1859; d. Sept. 11, 1926, East Highgate,
Vt.; m. Sept. 8, 1889, Elizabeth May Leach, of Fairfield, b. Jan. 7,
1866, at Bakersfield, Vt. (See Leach Ancestry.) They had one son, Oscar
Adelbert Rixford, b. Aug. 4, 1890. Oscar H. Rixford received his
schooling at East Highgate, Vt., and Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt.
He was Station Agent at East Highgate, for several years. He was after-
wards employed by his father, O. S. Rixford, and was Vice President
and Clerk from the time the Rixford Manufacturing Company was
incorporated in 1900, untU his father's death in 1911, when he was made
President and Manager of the Company, and his son, Oscar A. Rixford,
was made Vice President and Clerk. In 1911, when the O. S. Rixford
Estate was settled, he bought out his sisters' interest in the Company.
The scythes manufactured here are marketed under the names of Fine
India Steel, Golden Clipper, Rough & Ready, Hercules, Cast Steel and
Red Razor. The axes are marketed under the names of Rixford, Pride
of Vermont, Ethan Allen, Green Mountain, Ebony, Ready For Use, and
Vermont Clipper. This business is the industrial life of East Highgate:
Oscar H. Rixford was Senior Warden of St. John's Church, Highgate,
for seventeen years, where a bronze tablet was placed in his memory.
He was Post Master for thirty-five years at East Highgate, Vt.

2. Henry C. Rixford, b. Aug. 28, 1862; d. of Diphtheria, Sept. 23, 1865, at

East Highgate, Vt.

3. Mary E. Rixford, b. Dec. 20, 1869; m. Sept. 1, 1892, at East Highgate,

Vt., Norman Knight, b. Aug. 16, 1867. Norman Knight was with the
FarroU Foundry & Machine Co., for 36 years., and is a Thirty-Second
Degree Mason. Mrs. Knight is a graduate of the Swett School at High-
gate, a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, a member of the
Elizabeth Clarke Hull Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Their only son, Rixford Knight, b. Jan. 19, 1896, is a graduate of the
High School in Ansonia, Conn., a graduate from Connecticut Agricul-
tural College, and received his M.A. Degree from Columbia University.
He was a soldier in the World War. He was a Professor in Wisconsin,
and Uniontown, Pa. He m. April 1, 1929, Mary Schindler; and they
have one son, William Rixford Knight, b. May 22, 1931, Schindler
Ancestry — daughter of Jacob John and Grace Alma (Lamb) Schindler,
granddaughter of Henry^ and Katharine (Zoffi) Schindler, both of
Switzerland, great-granddaughter of Henry Schindler. Katharine
Zoffi was the dau. of Adam Zofii, granddaughter of Francis Jones and
Ellen (Ware) Lamb; great-granddaughter of Aaron and Alma (Castle)
Lamb, and Joseph Kirkland and Clarissa (Leavitt) Ware.

4. Susan K. Rixford, b. Sept. 5, 1875; unmarried. She is a member of

BeUevue Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, No. 81742 —
Ancestor, Jonas Cutting. She was for several years Vice President of
the St. Albans District of the Woman's Auxiliary.

6. Oscar A. Rixford was born at East Highgate, Aug. 4, 1890,
the son of Oscar Herbert and Elizabeth May (Leach) Rixford;
married Jan. 18, 1819, Mary Carolyn Rixford, Montreal, Que.,
born June 6, 1899. Children of Oscar and Mary: 1. Mary Eliz-
abeth Lenora, born Oct. 6, 1922; 2. Oscar Theodore, born July 21,
1925. The elder Mr. Rixford was an official of the organization
bearing his family name until his death, and the family life has
centered around the town that is the industrial base of the operation
of this large manufacturing plant, and young Mr. Rixford received
his early schooling there, going away for a time to Lower Canada
College, Montreal, Quebec, and Goddard Seminary, Barre, and wag
taken into the company upon graduating. Founded in 1812, by

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Luther Rixford in Winchester, N. H., in 1837 he moved the plant

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