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the Republican Club, and of the Lakesidi Boat
Club.

Mr. Lytic married August 10. 1X7(1, Alice Eva
Jackson, daughter of Dwight Stacy and Mahali
(Kimball) Jackson. They have had five children, all
of whom are living. The eldest, Alice May, born
January 31, 1S7S. graduated from the Worcester
high school in [8q6. and married, June o
George Emery Williamson, a graduate of the
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, class of 19011. wdio
I- now mechanical engineer for the United Metallic
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Marion, horn March 24. 1884, was graduated from
the South high school in 1903. Harriett Jackson,
born July 8, 1886, was graduated from the South
high school in 1905, and is now a member of the
clas- of 1908 at Smith College. Frederick Myron,
born September 9, 1888, is a member of the class
of 1907 at the Williston Seminary, Easthampton,
Massachusetts. William Arthur, Jr., born July 20,
1S93, is attending the public schools.

TAYLOR FAMILY. William Taylor (1), of
Concord, Massachusetts, who came to America from
England before 1649, was a progenitor of William
A. Lytle, of Worcester, through his grandmother,
Hannah, wife of David H. Lytle (III), as state. 1
above. He married Mary Merriam, daughter of
Joseph Merriam, another pioneer of Concord, Massa-
chusetts. William Taylor died May 8, 1662. Chil-
dren of William and Mary (Merriam) Taylor were:
John, horn October 19, 1653; Samuel, July 3, 1655,
died young; Abraham. November 14, 1656; Isaac,
1659 ; Jacob, May 8, 1662 ; Joseph, 1665 ; Mary.

(II) Jacob Taylor, son of William Taylor (1),
was horn in Concord, Massachusetts, May 8, 1662.
He married, at Concord. November 29, 1687, De-
borah Nutting and all their children were born at
Concord, viz: Deborah. August 14, 1690: Jacob,
June 9, 1695, died October 17, 1697; Hannah, July
7. 1698, died August 3, 1698; Joseph, August 10,
1699; Mary, July 25, 1702; Isaac, September 4, 1705.

(III) Joseph Taylor, son of Jacob Taylor (2),
was horn in Concord, Massachusetts. August 10,
1699. He married Elizabeth and their chil-
dren were: Joseph, born March 26, 1734; William,
September 30, 1736: Elizabeth, May II, 1739: Han-
nah. May 15, 1742: Timothy, April 15, 1745; Stephen,
December 31, 1748.

1 IV) Joseph Taylor, son of Joseph Taylor (3),
was born in Concord, Massachusetts, March 26, 1734,
died July 12, 1810. He married at Concord, Massa-
chusetts. Hannah Wheat. She was born July. 1740,
dud April, 1813. They lived in Concord many
years, but finally removed to Hartford, Washington
county. New York, where they were among the
earliest settlers. He was a sea captain in early life.
His three daughters married and their names were:
Jillson, Meriwether and Comstock. All their chil-
dren were born and recorded at Concord, Massa-
chusetts, viz.: Anne, born October 14, 1759; Nathan
February n, 1761, enlisted in the revolutionary army
at the age of fifteen; Samuel, January 7, 1763, was
a soldier in the revolution at the age of seventeen ;
Hannah. December 31. 1764; Joseph, April 5. 1767;
Sarah. September 10, 1769.

(V) Joseph Taylor, son of Joseph Taylor (4),
was horn in Concord, Massachusetts, April 5, 1767,
died January 16. 1836. He married. September 9,
1792, Lydia Adams, daughter of Levi and Margaret
(Perkins) Adams. She was born in Canterbury,
Connecticut, May 14, 1771. died in Hartford, New
York, January 27, 1838 (or January 25, 1839, private
record ).

Joseph, and his brothers, Samuel and Nathan
Taylor, went to Hartford when it was a wilderness,
secured a patent and sold the land to others, each
reserving a large farm. Joseph Taylor was a major
in the war id' 1812. He had nine children, two of
whom died young. Children of Major Joseph and
Lydia (Adams) Taylor were: John Adams, born
April 25. 1794. lieutenant in war of 1812; Hannah,
August 13, 1796. married David H. Lytle; Daniel
(twin). May 25. I7<)8. lived to he over eighty-seven
years, died at Plainfiehl. Illinois; David (twin),
May 25, 1798, living in [886 at Port Byron. New
York ; Nancy. June 13, 1803: Asenath, February



21, 1805: Lucy, November 18, 1808, married

Olmstead.

(VI) Hannah Taylor, daughter of Major Joseph
Taylor (51. married David H. Lytle, as stated above.

ADAMS FAMILY. Henry Adams (1), of
Braintree, was the emigrant ancestor of Lydia
Adams, ancestor of William A. Lytle, of Worcester.
She married his grandfather as stated above, David
H. Lytle. (See elsewhere in this work details of
Henry Adams, the emigrant). Children of Henry
Adams were : Lieutenant Henry, Lieutenant
Thomas, Captain Samuel, Deacon Jonathan, Peter,
John, of Cambridge ; Joseph, Ensign Edward.

(II) Lieutenant Jonathan Adams, son of Henry
Adams (1), was born in England, 1612. He married
at Braintree, 1642, Mary Blackmore. He removed
with his brothers Samuel and John from Braintree
to Concord in 1646, John going later to West Cam-
bridge, now Arlington, Massachusetts, while Thomas
and Samuel Adams went to the western part of
Chelmsford, remaining from 1650 to 1654. Thomas
Adams became chief sergeant of the military com-
pany in 1659, but at first the county court refused
to confirm him because of his religious views. Upon
his agreeing to a compromise he was confirmed
April, 1660, made ensign 1678, lieutenant 1682 in his
brother Samuel's company. He was town clerk,
selectman, commissioner to try small causes, deputy
to the general court. He died at Chelmsford, July
26. 1688. Children of Lieutenant Thomas and Mary
Adams were : Mary, born in Braintree, July 24,
1643 1 Jonathan, born in Concord ; Pelatiah, twin
of Jonathan, born January 6, 1646 ; Timothy, born
February 15, 1648: George, born March 29, 1650,
died young; Samuel, born at Chelmsford (and also
the following) 1652-53: Edith, born February 21,
1665, died young : Rebecca, born September 18,
1657, died young: Elizabeth, born October 21. 1658-
59, died young ; Thomas, born July 22, 1660, died
young : Mary, born October 29, 1664.

(III) Jonathan Adams, son of Lieutenant
Thomas Adams (2). was born in Concord, Massa-
chusetts, January 6, 1646. He married, August 29, 1681,
Leah Gould, twin daughter of Francis and Rose Gould,
of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She died in 1718. His

farm was in or near Littleton. He died at Chelms-
ford, November 25, 1712. Children of Jonathan and
Leah Adams were: Edith, born December 1, 1683;
Mary, May 13, 1687: Margaret. June 24. 1688; Lydia,
April 2, 1691 : Abigail, November 9, 1693; Jonathan,
March 21, 1695-96; David. March 29, 1699; Eliza-
beth, Edward, Rachel.

(IV) David Adams, son of Jonathan Adams
(3), was born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, March
jo. 1699. He married Dorcas Paine, August 27,
1723, in Canterbury, Connecticut, whither he went
to locate. She was the daughter of Elisha and
Rebecca (Doane) Paine. She was born in Eastham,
Massachusetts. February 20, 1699. David died at
Canterbury, May 21, 1759. Children of David and
Dorcas (Paine) Adams were: Jonathan, born May
25, 1724; Levi, November 18, 1728; Dr. Abel, Jan-
uary 5, 1730, a Quaker ; Elisha, July 5, 1733 ; Dor-
cas, June 5. 1735; Leah, August 18, 1738; Rebecca,
August 6. 1742.

(V) Levi Adams, son of David Adams (4), was
born in Canterbury, Connecticut, November 18, 1728,
baptized in the Newent Society at Lisbon. He mar-
ried Margaret Perkins. She was born July. 1729,
died June 23. 1829. lacking but a month of living
a hundred years, and her death was hastened by
an accident. She died in Hartford, New York. He
lived at Canterbury. Connecticut, and at Milford,
Otsego county. New York. He and his four sons






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were carpenters by trade. He and three sons, Levi,
David and John, were soldiers in the revolution.
He was in the service at New London at the cap-
ture of Fort Griswold, September 7, 1781. He re-
moved to Pawlet, Vermont, in 1782, when several
families went there and he settled in the vicinity.
He died at Hardwick, Otsego county, 1816, aged
eighty-eight years. Children of Levi and Margaret
(Perkins) Adams were: Lucy, born March 23,
1752; Sergeant Levi, February 14, 1754; Captain
David. March 2, 1756; Margaret, December 20, 1758;
Margaret, January 17, 1760, died young; John,
December 16, 1762, said to have been a guard of
Major Andre after his capture; Joanna, August 4,
1764: Asahel, August 4. 1764; Asenath, March 11,
1767; Lydia ; William, February 8, 1774.

1 VI ) Lydia Adams, daughter of Levi Adams
(5), married, September 9, 1792, Major Joseph
Taylor, as stated above. She was the great-grand-
mother of William A. Lytle.

DAVID HALE FANNING. Edmund Fanning
(1), presumably the son of Francis Fanning, of
Limerick, Ireland, settled in New London, Connecti-
cut, in 1653. He appears also to have resided on
Fisher's Island, then owned by John Winthrop, the
younger, afterwards governor of the Connecticut
colony, where we find record of him in 1655 and
1657. Before 1662, however, he returned to New
London and settled in that part of the town which
was in 1705 set oft" to form the new town of Groton,
where he had a grant of fifty acres of land in 1664.
This grant was on the west bank of the Mystic
river, two miles above the present village of Old
or Upper Mystic, in what is now the town of Led-
yard. and formed the nucleus of a large farm called
his Groton farm, which remained in the possession
of his descendants nearly one hundred and fifty
years.

Edmund Fanning then became one of the ori^nuil
proprietors of Stonington, Connecticut, receiving
various grants of land in 1665. 1667 and succeeding
years. His homestead in Stonington was southeast
of his New London grant and was separated from it
by the Mystic river, the dividing line between the
towns of Groton and Stonington. He resided on this
farm when he died in 1683. His Stonington grants
embraced an area of about five hundred and forty-
two acres in addition to his New London, Groton
and Voluntown grants. The site of Edmund Fan-
ning's house is now marked only by a cellar hole.
He was prominent in organizing the church, June
3, 1674. The building was erected by subscriptions
of timber, shingles, nails and labor. It stood -until
another church was built in 1729. Mr. Fanning was
admitted a freeman of Stonington by the general
court at Hartford, May 17, 1673. He served in
King Philip's war, as did also his sons Edmund,
Thomas and John, and received a grant of land as
compensation for his services in that war. The lots
were laid out in Voluntown, Connecticut, which be-
came known as the Volunteer Country. Edmund
Fanning died intestate at Stonington in December,
1683, leaving five sons and one daughter.

He married Ellen , in Ireland, and his

eldest son Edmund was born there. After Edmund
Fanning's death his widow joined the First Con-
gregational Church at Stonington, October 2, 1684.
Although it would naturally be inferred that Ed-
mund Fanning was originally a Roman Catholic
in Ireland, there is no proof of it. He was a mem-
ber of the Congregational church in Connecticut
and active in its support. The children of Edmund
and Ellen Fanning were: 1. Edmund, born in Ire-
land, about 1651. 2. Margartt, born at Pequot,



now New London, Connecticut, about 1653, drowned
April 29, 16O4. 3. Thomas, born on Fisher's Island,
New York, about 1655. 4. John, born on Fisher's
Island, New York, about 1057. 5. William, born on
Fisher's Island, about 1659, killed it is said early in
life by Indians. 6. James, born at New London,
Connecticut, about 1063, no record of him after
1693. 7- Mary, born at New London, April 28, 1665,
married, at Stonington, September 24, 1683, Lieu-
tenant Benjamin Hewitt, son of Thomas and Han-
nah (Palmer) Hewitt, who were married April 26,
1659. (Thomas Hewitt, the progenitor of the family,
settled in Stonington as early as 1656).

(II) John Fanning, son of Edmund Fanning
(1), was born about 1657 on Fishers Island, New
York. He married, in New London, Connecticut,
1683 or 1684, Margaret Culver, presumably a daugh-
ter of Edward and Ann Culver. He settled on
Fort Hill in Groton, Connecticut. He served in
King Philip's war and received a grant of land for
his services. He died at Groton between the first
and thirteenth of February, 1738-39. His widow died
at Groton just previous to June 16, 1740. His will
was dated February I, 1738-39, and probated Feb-
ruary 13, 1738-39. The children of Lieutenant John
and Margaret (Culver) Fanning were: 1. Mary,
born in what is now Groton, Connecticut, baptized
in Stonington, August 26, 1686, married Samuel
Fox ; he resided in Preston, but removed to Groton,
in 1741, where he purchased a farm; died 1752. 2.
John, born in the town of New London, about 1688.
3. Margaret, born in the town of New London,
about 1692; married (first), at Groton, Connecticut,
after 1720, a Mr. Avery and had a son Daniel, who
was killed by Indians. She married (second) Jede-
diah Ashcraft; she died 1773-4. 4- Prudence, born
in the town of New London about 1694, married, at
Groton, Connecticut, Jacob Parke. 5. Thankful,
born in the town of New London about 1696, mar-
ried (first), at Groton, in 1733, John Martyn, of

Groton. She married (second), in 1745,

Talley, of Stonington. She married (third) Captain
James Packer, of Groton ; she died 1780. 6. Will-
iam, born in the town of New London about 1700.

(III) John Fanning, son of Lieutenant John
Fanning (2), was born at Groton, Connecticut,
about 1688. He married, at Groton, about 1716,
Deborah Parke, daughter of William and Hannah
( Frink) Parke. She was born at Preston, Con-
necticut, August 5, 1696, a descendant of Robert
Parke, who married in Edmondsbury, England. Mar-
tha Chaplin, and came to America in 1630 in the
ship "Arbella." John Fanning settled in that part
of New London in which he was born, later set off
as Groton. He died intestate at Groton in Decem-
ber, 1718. The widow Deborah married (second),
May 14, 1722, Benajah Williams, son of Captain
John and Martha (Wheeler) Williams; they re-
moved from Groton and were living in Crum El-
bow, Dutchess county, New York, in 1751. John
Fanning was admitted an inhabitant of Groton, May
22, 1712. His death was caused by accidentally
cutting an artery in his leg. The children of John
and Deborah (Parke) Fanning were: 1. John, born
in Groton, 1717-18. 2. Thomas, born in Groton,
1719.

(IV) Thomas Fanning, son of John Fanning
(3), was born at Groton, Connecticut, 1719. He
married, at Groton, July 26, 1744. Elizabeth Capron,
daughter of Walter and Hope (Whipple) Capron,
the former named a son of Banfield Capron, of Bar-
rington and Attleborough, Massachusetts, was a
forgeman and settled in Groton. where he died at
the age of eighty-four years. Elizabeth Capron was
born in Norwich, Connecticut, April 7, 1725.



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After the death of his father Thomas Fanning
was brought up by his grandfather, William Parke,
of Preston, who was appointed his guardian, July
25, 1/22. He learned the trade of carpenter, and
settled at what is now Shewville and there bought
a farm and built a saw mill. He held many town
offices and was prominent in local affairs. He was
appointed lieutenant of the Fifth Company of
Militia at Groton, Connecticut, by the general as-
sembly, October to, J705, and captain in October,
1771. He opened the first recruiting office in Con-
necticut after the revolutionary war broke out, and
was afterward commissioned by the government to
recruit soldiers. He sent five of his six sons into the
service; he was too old to go himself. He died
intestate at Groton, December 15, 1787, aged sixty-
eight years. 11 is widow died at Groton, April 27,
1810, in her eighty-sixth year. Both are buried
at Preston Plain cemetery, wdiere their headstones
may still be seen. They had issue, nine children, all
born in Groton. They were: 1. Katherine. born
June 9. 1745, died .March 9, 1755. 2. Walter, born
May 20, 1747. 3. Charles, born December 16, 1749.
4. Prudence, burn April 28, 1752, married, at Groton,
April 25, 1770, Jabez Tracy, son of Nathaniel
Tracy, a school teacher. 5. Thomas, born May 22.
1755. 0. Hope, born August 14, 1757. married, June
27, 1782. Elisha Aver, son of Deacon Joseph and
Thankful (Deake) Ayer, born August ID, 1757; he
was a wealthy farmer and resided in Groton.

i\ 1 Thomas Fanning, son of Thomas Fanning
(41. was born at Groton, Connecticut, May 22, 1755.
He learned the trade of ship carpenter and followed
it at New London, Mystic, Stonington and New
York city. He lived in Groton many years, most
of the time at the Fanning homestead, probably at
what is now Shewville. Previous to 1800 he removed
to New York city, but returned soon to Groton. In
1815 he bought a farm at Norwich, where he re-
sided until his death, lie served in the revolution-
ary war and was wounded in the service. He en-
listed March 18, 1777. a- a private and was appointed
corporal the same day in Captain Amos Stanton's
company of i_ ' tiel llenry Sherburne's regiment.
He served also 111 Captain William Gift's company.
Colonel John Durkcc's regiment, and in Colonel
Ebenezer Huntington's regiment. He served until
the close of the war, June, 1783. He was wounded
in the head, a bullet plowing its way along the scalp
and leaving a deep scar, which in after years he
was wont to show to his grandsons, saying: "Boys,
put your finger in that furrow — that was made 1>\ a
damned Redcoat's bullet." He drew a pension after
March 0. [819, for having served six .wars in the
revolution. He died at Norwich, April 15. 1828.

He married, at Groton, .March 3. 1785, Susannah
Faulkner, born in Groton, 1758-59, died at Norwich,
Connecticut, March 4, 184I, aged eighty-two year-.
daughter of John and Susannah (Willson) Faulk-
ner. Both she and her husband were buried in the
old Norwich citj cemetery. Susannah Willson was
the daughter of John and Mary (Cunningham)
Willson, who were married at Groton, September
3, 1730. The children of ["homas and Susannah
(Faulkner) Fanning were: 1. Henry Willson, born
at Groton, February 8, [786. 2. John Faulkner, born
June 25, 1788. 3 Fanny Maria, born April 12.
1790, marred, at Norwich. Sidney Gardner, a
farmer of Montville, Connecticut, a son of Lemuel
Gardner; Sidney died at Norwich, September 14.
1840; she died \ [Mil o. 1870. 4. Polinda or Mary.
born at Groton, Connecticut, February 25. 1703. mar-
ried, at Norwich, October iS. [829, Henry Ed-
ward-, a farmer of Norwich Town; he died at New
Haven. Connecticut, about (850; she died at Nor-



wich, October 22. 1859, aged sixty-six year-. 5.
Thomas, born at Groton, January 24. 1796, dad at
New Vo'rk city, September 22, 1800, of yellow fever.
b. Alfred, born at New York city. July 27. 1800,
n;^ a blacksmith, lived with parents at Norwich;
died unmarried about 1840.

(VI) Henry Willson Fanning, son of Th
Fanning" (51, was born at Groton, Connecticut, Feb-
ruary > s . 1780. He was a blacksmith by trade, lie
lived at Marlboro, Norwich and Jewett City. Con-
necticut. He served for a time in the war of 1812
as corporal in Enos H. Buell's company of Con-
necticut militia. He married, at Marlboro, Con-
necticut, October 3, 1811, Sarah hale, born in Glas-
tonbury, Connecticut, July 19, 1788, daughter of
David and Ruth (Hale) Hale, and a descendant of
the well known Hale family of Glastonbury. The
progenitor • f the name. in that section was. it is
said. Samuel Hale, Sr., who was a pioneer settler
in Hartford, Wether-held and Norwalk, Connecti-
cut. Henry Willson Fanning died at Jewett City.
Connecticut, July 3, 1836, aged fifty year- His
widow died at Jewett City, June 10, 1837. aged
forty-nine year-, and both are buried in the family
lot in Jewett City.

The children of Henry Will-on and Sarah ( Hale)
Fanning were: 1. Charles Henry, born at Marlboro,
Connecticut, October 2. 1812. 2. Thomas Willson,
born at Marlboro, Connecticut. January 28, 1814,
went t" Norwich to learn the carriage maker's trade
and died there of typhus fever, August 31. 1833,
aged nineteen years, unmarried. 3. Henry William - ,
born at Marlboro, Connecticut. May 23. 1810. 4.
Sophia Hale, born at Jewett City, February 28,
1819, resided at Jewett City, Bozrah and Daniel-
sonville, Connecticut, wdiere she died May 11, [882,
unmarried. 5. Sarah Maria, born at Jewett City,
January 27. 1821 ; married, at Killingly, Connecti-
cut, January 19. 1850, George Wanton Spalding, a
school teacher, born at Providence, Rhode Island,
March 3. 1816. They settled in Natick, Rhode
Island, where she died in October, 1805. George
W. Spalding married (second), at Natick, Decem-
ber 15. 1870. Mrs. Alice King Hathaway Warner,
and he died at Natick, November 18, 1*74 <->•
Elizabeth Capron, born at Jewett City, Connecticut,
May 30, 1823. 7. George Faulkner, born at Jewett
City, September 4, 1825. 8. Lucy Ann, born at
Jewett City, December 28, 1827. married, at Lons-
dale, Rhode Island, April 18, 1848, George B. Haw-
kins, of Jewett City, son of Esek Hawkins; he was
a "forty-niner" and died on the waj home from
California at Charleston, South Carolina, September
23. 1850; she died in Worcester, April 1, 1802. 9.
David Hale, born at Jewett City, Connecticut, August
4. 1830.

(VII) Elizabeth Capron Fanning, daughter of
Henry Willson Fanning (6), was born at Jewett
1 : i. Connecticut. May 30, 1823. She was named
for her great-grandmother. She married, at Clin-
ton, Massachusetts, December 2, 1851, Charles Ed-
win Brooks, of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1>orn
August 15, 1824. son of Deacon Nathaniel and
Mary (Chadwick) Brooks, of. Worcester, and eighth
in descent from Captain Thomas and Grace

of Concord. Massachusetts. (See sketches of the
Brooks Family and Walter F. Brooks elsewhere in
this w rk). She removed from Jewett City to Wor-
cester in March. 1847. Charles Edwin Brooks was
brought up on the farm, completed his schooling at
the old Baptist Academy, Worcester, and when of
age entered mercantile life. He was a membi r of
the firm of Brooks & Stearns, grocers, for twelve
years, lie was in the service during the civil war
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Carolina. After his return to the north he became
a partner with his brother-in-law, David II. Fan-
ning, in the 'Worcester Skirt Company. In 1879 lie
was elected treasurer and librarian of the Worces-
ter County Horticultural Society, a position that he
held until his death at Worcester, December 22,
1890. His life was an excellent example of faith-
fulness, honesty and devotion.

The children of Charles Edwin and Elizabeth
Capron (Fanning) Brooks were: 1. Ella, born
November 10. 1852. died January 10, 1857. 2. Ar-
thur Anderson, born December 25, 1S50, married,
at Greenfield, Massachusetts. Louisa Darling Gris-
wold, daughter of Hon. Whiting and Frances Lin-
coln (.Clark) Griswold. He was a graduate of
Harvard, 1879, and of Harvard Divinity School, 1884;
ordained minister of the Third Congregational
(Unitarian) Society, Greenfield, Massachusetts, Jan-
uary, 1885, resigned December, 1896. He resides in
Boston. They have no children. 3. Walter Fred-
erick, born January 13, 1859; was associated with
William H. Morse in the banking and brokerage
business for eleven year-.; then became one of the
lessees and proprietors of the Worcester Theatre
under the name of Rock & Brooks; is now (1906)
and has been since 1896 treasurer of the Royal Wor-
cester Corset Company of Worcester; is author and
compiler of the "History of the Fanning Family"
(1905); resides in Worcester; unmarried. (.F'or
sketch see Brooks Family).

(VII) David Hale Fanning, son of Henry Will-
son Fanning (7), was born at Jewett City. Con-
necticut, August 4. 1830. lie is what may be termed
a self-made man. In a genealogical consideration
of the Fanning family this feature of his career is
worthy of mention, as it indicates the stanchness of
the parent stuck. When David H. was seven years
of age his parents died, and he remained in the care
of an older brother until he reached the age of six-
teen. Meanwhile he received such education as the
district schools of the neighborhood afforded. The
exacting discipline of his brother, the narrowness
of his own life, the hopelessness of any develop-
ment, and the inborn craving to be somebody and
to do something, made him ambitious to see the
world and make his own way. This characteristic
had to assert itself and has ever been a conspicuous
part of his makeup. So, with Ins few possessii
among which was a Testament given him by his
mother (which he always faithfully kept) and a



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