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Murphy, James, Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in June 15,
186 1 ; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, September i, 1863.

Murphy, James H., Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in June
15, 1861 ; deserted May 5, 1864.

Murphy, John, 2d, Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in May

25, 186 1 ; shot through the arm at the battle of Resaca, and the
arm was amputated; discharged May 28, 1864.

Murphy, Nicholas, Company F Twenty-eighth Regiment ; mustered in
January i, 1862 ; discharged for disability January 9, 1863.

Murphy, Timothy, Company C Twenty-sixth Regiment ; mustered
in October 23, 1861 ; discharged December 31, 1863; re-enlisted
January i, 1864; lost an arm at the battle of Winchester; dis-
charged for disability September 9, 1865.

Murphy, Timothy W., Company B Twenty-eighth Regiment ; mustered
in August 12, 1862 ; deserted November, 1863.



576 HISTORY OF EASTON.



Murray, Jeremiah, Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in May

25, 1861 ; deserted August i.
Murray, Thomas, Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in May

25, 1861 ; discharged May 28, 1864.

Nye, Benjamin T., carpenter's mate ; mustered in on gunboat " Hon-
duras," August 10, 1864 ; discharged June 30, 1865.

O'Brien, Charles, Company G Seventh Regiment; mustered in June 15,
1861 ; transferred to gunboat " Benton " November 16, 1863 ; served
out his three years and then re-enlisted in the navy.

(J'Donnell, Hugh S., Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in for
North Bridgewater, May 25, 1861 ; discharged May 28, 1864.

O'Rourke, ^Villiam, Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in June

15, 1861 ; deserted June 25.

Osgood, Charles E., Twenty-ninth Unattached Company Heavy Ar-
tillery ; mustered in for Norton August 29, 1864 ; discharged June

16, 1865.

O'Shea, Enoch J., Company K Fourth Regiment ; mustered in Sep-
tember 23, 1862 ; discharged August 28, 1863.

Packard, Charles S., Company F Twenty-ninth Regiment; mustered in
January i, 1862 ; discharged February i, 1863.

Packard, George E., Company K Fourth Regiment ; mustered in Sep-
tember 23, 1862 ; discharged August 28, 1863.

Packard, Henry R., musician, Company E Twelfth Regiment ; mus-
tered in June 26, 1861 ; discharged July 8, 1864.

Packard, Hosea S., Eighth Battery Light Artillery ; mustered in for
North Bridgewater May 30, 1862 ; killed on railroad, Trenton,
New Jersey, June 25.

Packard, Warren, landsman on gunboat " Colorado ; " mustered in
August 12, 1862 ; discharged September 8, 1863-

Packard, William M., Company K Fourth Regiment ; mustered in
September 23, 1862; died at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 12,
1863.

Packard, William W., Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in
June 15, 1861 ; deserted December 11, 1862.

Packard, Wilson P., Eighth Battery Light Artillery ; mustered in
June 16, 1862; discharged November 29.

Peck, Henry W., Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in June
15, 1861 ; discharged for disability January 3, 1863.

Phillips, Asaph W., Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in June
15, 1861 ; discharged June 27, 1864.



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Phillips, Henry A., Battery H First Rhode Island Light Artillery :
mustered in for Rhode Island, October 14, 1862 ; transferred to
Veteran Reserve Corps September 12, 1863; did not return to
active service.

Phillips, Howard W., Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in
June 15, 1861 ; discharged January 20, 1864 ; re-enlisted January
21 ; transferred to Company E Thirty-seventh Regiment, June 14;
transferred to Company C Twentieth Regiment, June 21,^ 1865 ;
discharged July 16.

Phillips, John, Battery H First Rhode Island Light Artillery ; mus-
tered in for Rhode Island, October 14, 1862 ; died in camp near
Fairfax Station, Virginia, March i, 1863.

Phillips, Luther A., Battery H First Rhode Island Light Artillery ;
mustered in for Rhode Island, October 14, 1862 ; discharged June
28, 1865.

Phillips, Minot E., Company G Twenty-ninth Regiment ; mustered in
November 26, 1861 ; died at Belle Isle, Virginia, July, 1862.

Pool, Horace F., Company I First Cavalry ; mustered in December
II, 1861 ; transferred to Company I Fourth Cavalry; made pris-
oner, and confined in Salisbury Prison ; died at Smithfield, North
Carolina, March i, 1865.

Powers, James, Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in May 25,
1861 ; discharged for disability June 30.

Powers, Richard, Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in May
25, 1861 ; left July 9, and supposed to have enlisted in the navy;
never heard of again.

Quane, Daniel, Company K Fourth Regiment; mustered in Septem-
ber 23, 1862 ; discharged August 28, 1863.

Ramsdell, Seth, Company G Twelfth Regiment ; mustered in August
15, 1862 ; killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 18, 1864.

Randall, Ansel B., sergeant Company G Fort3-third Regiment ; mus-
tered in for Abington, September 12, 1862; discharged July 30, 1863;
re-enlisted for Abington, first lieutenant Company A Fifty-sixth Regi-
ment, November 21 ; injured at the battle of the Wilderness ; pro-
moted captain May 7, 1864 ; furloughed to recover from wound ; soon
returned, and was killed at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, April 2, 1865.

Randall, Edward E., Company A Seventh Regiment; mustered in
January 31, 1862 ; transferred to Company I Thirty-seventh Regi-
ment, June 14, 1864 ; discharged June 30, 1865.

1 Erroneously given as June 20 on the rolls of the Twentieth and Thirty-seventh
regiments.

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578 HISTORY OF EASTON,

Randall, George B., Company C Twenty-sixth Regiment ; mustered in
September 28, 1861 ; discharged for disability September 17, 1862 ;
re-enlisted Company D Twelfth Regiment, October 13, 1863 ;

transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, May 15, 1864.
Randall, Hiram A., Company K Eighteenth Regiment ; mustered in

August 13, 1862 ; discharged September 2, 1864.
Randall, Jacob J., Company B Fourth Regiment ; mustered in April

22, 1861 ; discharged July 22.
Randall, Job, corporal Battery H First Rhode Island Light Artillery ;

mustered in for Rhode Island, October 14, 1862 ; discharged June

28, 1865.
Randall, John M., Company B Fifty-eighth Regiment ; mustered in

February 8, 1864; died at Salisbury, North Carolina, January 10,

1865.
Randall, Langdon H., landsman on gunboats " Hendrick Hudson,"

" Stars and Stripes," and " Fox ;" mustered in August 10, 1864 ;

discharged June 29, 1865.
Randall, Martin, Seventh Regiment; mustered in January 31, 1862 ;

discharged as rejected recruit April 11, he being too old for

service.
Randall, Nathan P., Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in

June 15, 1861 ; discharged March 17, 1864; re-enlisted for Phila-
delphia, Pennsylvania, March 18 ; deserted June 3.
Randall, Nelson M., Company G Twenty-ninth Regiment ; mustered

in November 26, 1861 ; discharged for disability March 19, 1863 ;

re-enlisted Company D Fifty-eighth Regiment, March i, 1864; dis-
charged May 25, 1865.
Randall, Peleg F., Company I Twelfth Regiment; mustered in June

26, 1861 ; discharged for disability February 3, 1863 ; re-enlisted

Company D Fifty-eighth Regiment, March i, 1864 J died of wounds

at Washington, District of Columbia, June 7.
Randall, Phineas A., Company C Twenty-sixth Regiment ; mustered

in October 25, 1861 ; died at New Orleans, Louisiana, July 6, 1862,

of intermittent fever.
Randall, Simeon A., Company D Eleventh Regiment ; mustered in

December 12, 1861 ; discharged for disability (a severe sprain of

his knee) August 17, 1862.
Randall, Vernon, Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in May

25, 1861 ; deserted August i.
Reed, Henry L., Company F Sixth Regiment; mustered in July 16,

1864 ; discharged October 27 ; re-enlisted Company C Sixty-second

Regiment, March 31, 1865 ; discharged May 5.



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Reed, William E., sergeant Company H Thirty-second Regiment ;
mustered in for Framingham August 19, 1862 ; promoted second
lieutenant September 13, 1863; discharged January 4, 1864; re-
enlisted first sergeant, January 5 ; promoted first lieutenant July
21 ; promoted captain April i, 1865 ; discharged June 29. While
serving as lieutenant and captain he is credited on the muster-rolls
to Easton. Served as sergeant after appointment of second eu-
tenant only because no vacancy in the latter office had occurred.
Commanded the company at the battle of Cold Harbor, where he
was severely wounded.

Reed, Uriah H., Battery H First Rhode Island Light Artillery; mus-
tered in for Rhode Island, October 14, 1862; discharged for dis-
ability in February, 1863.

Reynolds, Patrick, Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in May

25, 1861 ; discharged for disability March 4, 1863.

Richards, George H., corporal Company B Fourth Regiment; mus-
tered in April 22, 1861 ; discharged July 22 ; re-enlisted Company
C Twenty- sixth Regiment, January i, 1864; discharged August

26, 1865.

Richards, John, Company G Forty-eighth Regiment; mustered in
October i, 1862 ; died at United States Hospital, Albany, New
York, August 31, 1863.

Richmond, Alfred B., sergeant Company B Fourth Regiment; mus-
tered in April 22, 1861 ; discharged July 22 ; re-enlisted, sergeant
Company G Twenty-ninth Regiment, November 14, 1861 ; dis-
charged for disability September 20, 1862.

Rigney, John, Company K Fourth Regiment; mustered in September
23, 1862 ; discharged August 28, 1863.

Ripley, Silas K., Company H Second Regiment; mustered in May
15, 1861 ; discharged for disability July 7, 1863 ;^ re-enlisted Com-
pany C First Rhode Island Light Artillery October 13, 1862 ;
assigned to Battery G December 23, 1864; wounded in heel at
battle of Cedar Creek October 19, 1864; discharged June 24,
1865 ; has served in the Regular Army seven years since.

Ripner, Robert S., Company F Sixth Regiment; mustered in July 16,
1864; discharged October 27.

Roach, Michael E., Company A Fourth Regiment; mustered in Sep-
tember 23, 1862 ; wounded in the foot at Port Hudson ; died at
New Orleans, Louisiana, July 5, 1863.

Roberts, Charles F., enlisted in Twenty-ninth Regiment 1861, rejected
as too young, but served as orderly, and in 1862 transferred to

1 Ripley states that he was discharged June 20 ; the Record of Massachusetts
Volunteers has it July 7, as above.



580 HISTORY OF EASTON.

Company G Twenty-ninth Regiment; discharged January i, 1864;

re-enlisted, corporal, January 2 ; discharged July 29, 1865.
Roberts, James, Company B First Cavalry ; mustered in November

10, 1864; discharged June 26, 1865.
Roberts, William R., Company A Fourth Regiment; mustered in May

22, 1S61; discharged July 22.

Sampson, Charles A., landsman on gunboat " Colorado ; " mustered
in August 12, 1862 ; discharged September 8, 1863.

Sanderson, Daniel E., Company E Twenty-eighth Regiment; mustered
in August II, 1863 ; discharged June 30, 1865.

Seavers, Richard, Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in May

25, 1861 ; killed at Gettysburg July 3, 1863.

Sheehan, Michael F., Company B Fourth Regiment ; mustered in
April 22, 1861 ; discharged July 22 ; re-enlisted, sergeant Company
E Sixty-third New York Volunteers, September 17 ; served about
three years ; dropped by consolidation of regiments ; re-enlisted,
corporal Company I Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer
Militia, July 17, 1864; discharged November 10.

Slattery, Cornelius, Company D Tweiity-eighth Regiment ; mustered
in December 13, 1861 ; killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia, Decem-
ber 13, 1862.

Smith, Albert D., Company A Sixtieth Regiment ; mustered in for
Abington July 19, 1864; discharged November 30.

Smith, Asahel, Battery H First Rhode Island Light Artillery ; mus-
tered in for Rhode Island, October 14, 1862 ; transferred to Vet-
eran Reserve Corps, and discharged March 13, 1863.

Smith, Charles H., Company G Twenty-ninth Regiment ; mustered in
December 9, 1861 ; discharged January i, 1864 ; re-enlisted for
Mansfield January 2 ; discharged July 29, 1865.

Smith, Elijah, landsman on gunboat "Colorado;" mustered in for
Lowell August 15, 1862 ; discharged September 8, 1863.

Smith, Frederic A., Company A Fourth Regiment ; mustered in May
22, 1861 ; discharged July 22 ; re-enlisted as corporal Battery H
First Rhode Island Light Artillery October 14, 1862 ; discharged
June 28, 1865.

Smith, George G., Company F Twelfth Regiment ; mustered in June

26, 1861 ; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps February 20,
1864 ; discharged June 26.

Smith, John S., Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in May 25,
1861 ; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps October i, 1863.

Snell, Issachar K., Company K Third Regiment ; mustered in Septem-
ber 23, 1862 ; discharged for disability March 12, 1863.



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Story, William F., Company B Fourth Regiment ; mustered in April
22, 1861 ; discharged July 22.

Strout, Henry E., Company K Fourth Regiment ; mustered in Sep-
tember 23, 1862 ; discharged August 28, 1863.

Sullivan, Daniel E., second-class fireman on gunboat " Aries ; " mus-
tered in for Gloucester July 11, 1863 ; discharged July 17, 1864.

Talbot, Nathaniel H., Company D Forty-third Regiment ; mustered in
for Dedham September 12, 1862 ; discharged July 30, 1863 ; re-
enlisted for Easton, second lieutenant Company B Fifty-eighth
Regiment, June 4, 1864 ; promoted first lieutenant August 8 ; dis-
charged July 14, 1865.

Thayer, Hiram, Company B Fourth Regiment ; mustered in April 22,
1861 ; discharged July 22.

Tilden, Albert, corporal Company B Fourth Regiment ; mustered in
April 22, 1861 ; discharged July 22 ; re-enlisted, second lieutenant
Company C Twenty-sixth Regiment, September 25 ; promoted first
lieutenant July 22, 1862 ; wounded October 19, 1864, at Cedar
Creek, Virginia; died October 21.

Tilden, George A., Company K Fourth Regiment ; mustered in for
Taunton September 23, 1862 ; died at Port Hudson, Louisiana,
July 30, 1863.

Tinkham, Jason M., Fourteenth Battery Light Artillery ; mustered in
February 27, 1864 ; fatally wounded at battle of Petersburg by ex-
plosion of a shell, August 22 ; died of this wound at Washington,
District of Columbia, September 21.

Toal, John, Company I Eighth Regiment; mustered in July 17, 1864 ;
discharged November 10.

Torrey, Charles S., Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in June
15, 1861 ; died at Andersonville, Georgia, August 17, 1864.

Waldron, Linton, first lieutenant Company B Fourth Regiment ; mus-
tered in April 22, 1861 ; discharged July 22.

Watts, John, Company I Twelfth Regiment ; mustered in June 26,
1861 ; discharged July 8, 1S64.

Watts, Robert L., Company B Fourth Regiment; mustered in April
22, 186 1 ; discharged July 22 ; re-enlisted, sergeant Company G
Twenty-ninth Regiment, November i ; left without leave May 5,
1863.

Watts, William A., Company I Eighth Regiment; mustered in July 17,
1864 ; discharged November 10.

Welsh, John, Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in May 25,
1861 ; discharged May 28, 1864.



582 HISTORY OF EASTON.

Wells, Freeman E., sergeant Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered
in June 15, 1861 ; discharged June 27, 1864.

Wells, James, wagoner Company G Seventh Regiment, mustered in
June 15, 1861 ; discharged for disability January 3, 1863.

Whalen, David, Company K Fourth Regiment ; mustered in Septem-
ber 23, 1862 ; discharged August 28, 1863.

White, Berlin, Company D Fifty-eighth Regiment ; mustered in March
I, 1864; discharged for disability May 31, 1865.

White, Hiram, Company A Fourth Regiment ; mustered in May 22,
1861 ; discharged July 22.

While, Samuel R., Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in June
15, 1861 ; discharged June 27, 1864.

Whiting, Sanford N., Company I Eighth Regiment ; mustered in July
17, 1864; discharged November lo-

Whittemore, Ezra G., Company H Second Regiment ; mustered in
May 25, 1861 ; discharged December 30, 1863 ; re-enlisted De-
cember 31 ; discharged July 14, 1865.

Williams, Charles E., Company G Seventh Regiment ; mustered in
June 15, 1861 ; disappeared June 20.

Williams, Charles T., Company H Seventh Regiment ; mustered in
for Norton August 8, 1862 ; wounded by a minnie ball in the leg
at the battle of the Wilderness ; discharged June 27, 1864.

Williams, Josiah, corporal Company H Seventh Regiment ; mustered
in June 15, 1861 ; discharged for disability March 18, 1862.

Williams, Milo M., Jr., captain Company B Fourth Regiment ; mus-
tered in April 22, 1861 ; discharged July 22.

Williams, Munroe F., second lieutenant Company G Seventh Regi-
ment 3 mustered in June 15, 1861 ; promoted first lieutenant
November i, 1862 ; resigned August 14, 1863, being disabled by
severe gun-shot wound in left shoulder at the battle of Marye's
Hill.
Willis, Charles H., Company A Seventh Regiment ; mustered in Janu-
ary 31, 1862 ; died at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, October 10.
Willis, George E., Company B Seventh Regiment ; mustered in Feb-
ruary 26, 1862 ; transferred to Company K Thirty-seventh Regiment
June 15, 1864 ; discharged January 27, 1865.
Willis, Henry M., Eighteenth Unattached Company; mustered in
December 7, 1864; discharged May 12, 1865 ; in camp at Read-
ville.
Willis, Rufus H., sergeant Company B Fourth Regiment ; mustered in
April 22, 1861 ; discharged July 22 ; re-enlisted for Bridgewater
Company I First Regiment Cavalry September 14 ; discharged



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December 31, 1863 ; re-enlisted for Easton January i, 1864 ; trans-
ferred to Company I Fourth Cavalry ; promoted quartermaster-
sergeant September 24 ; promoted sergeant-major December 27 ;
promoted second lieutenant January 5, 1865 j served for a time as
acting aide-de-camp on Major-General John Gibbon's staff, and
resigned June 13, 1865.

Willis, William H., musician, Company B Fourth Regiment ; mus-
tered in April 22, 1861 ; discharged July 22.

Wilson, Eliphalet Selwyn, Company F Fifty-sixth Regiment ; mustered
in for Foxborough, January 12, 1864; discharged while absent
because of wounds, July 12, 1865.

Wilson, John B., Eighteenth Unattached Company ; mustered in De-
cember 6, 1864; discharged May 12, 1S65 j ^^ camp at Readville.



584 HISTORY OF EASTON.



CHAPTER XXX.

INDUSTRIES AFTER 1800.

Furnaces and Foundries at the Furnace Village : Sheperd Leach,
THE Drakes and the Belchers. — Other Industries in that
Vicinity. — Successive Enterprises at the Morse Privilege. —
Morse's Thread Factory. — Industries at the Green ; On
the Turnpike. — North Easton village Industries : Ames
Shovel Works ; Gilmore's Hinge Factory, etc. — Various other
Enterprises. — Latest Industries.

SOME account of the industries of the town down to the
year 1800 has already been given. This chapter will con-
tinue the subject to the present time, giving as much detail as
is consistent with the scope of this History.

We learned that the Furnace, founded in 175 i, passed through
several different ownerships, being longest held by Capt. James
Perry, from whose hands it parsed by mortgage sale, becoming
in 1798 the property of John Brown, of Providence. The latter
appears to have willed or deeded it to his daughter, who was the
wife of James Mason, of Providence ; and of him Cyrus Alger
bought it, March 6, 1804. Mr. Alger was an iron-worker, a
trader, and an able business man.

At this time a young man of character and ability was mak-
ing some headway in business enterprises at the Furnace Vil-
lage ; it was Sheperd Leach, son of Abisha. His name first
appears on the tax-lists of Easton as a poll-tax payer in 1800.
August 24, 1804, he bought an interest — probably a half inter-
est — in the furnace of Cyrus Alger. May 6, 1805, Mr. Alger
sold his interest to Ichabod Macomber, who, December 12, 1808,
sold out to Mr. (then Captain) Leach; before this, in 1802, the
latter had bought the forge and furnace-dam of his father. 'At
the beginning of 18 10 he was the sole owner and manager of
forge and furnace^ and he at once made preparations for doing
an extensive business. He built the large reservoir west of
the furnace ; and in order to get the bog-iron ore, upon which



INDUSTRIES AFTER 1800. 585

he depended for his supply of the raw material, he bought sev-
eral hundred acres of land in Easton where that ore was to be
found, or bought the privilege of digging out ore. He owned
furnaces in other places besides this town, and was engaged in
other industries here, which will be noticed when we consider
the business enterprises at the various localities in town. In
1823 he was running seven furnaces in Easton, as the tax-lists
show ; in 1832 the number was four. After his death, which
occurred in 1832, the business passed into the hands of his
brother-in-law, Lincoln Drake. Mr. Drake carried it on under
such changing conditions as trade demanded, until his death in
1872, though during his later years it was in the charge of his
two sons, L. S. and A. L. Drake ; they now own it and do a
successful foundry business, making castings for schoolhouse
furniture, hot-water heating apparatus, machinery, etc.

Opposite the Drake foundry are the Daniel Belcher Malleable
Iron Works. This business was started in 1837 by Lincoln
Drake, under the firm name of A. Boyden & Co., Mr. Boyden
acting as superintendent for about two years. Daniel Belcher
then took charge of the business for Mr. Drake. Brass-castings
were for a time made there. In 1849 Daniel Belcher bought
the business, which has been prosecuted ever since, except for a
few weeks after the works were destroyed by fire. The castings
are for agricultural implements, carriage and saddlery trimmings,
cotton and woollen machinery, and many similar things that take
the place of difficult forgings. These things are sent all over
the country, and the firm enjoys a high reputation for the
excellence of its work.

On the south side of the same street where these works are
situated, and a little west of them, in a building now standing,
Edward J. W. Morse in 1834 engaged in the business of mak-
ing cotton thread. Mr. Morse had about the same time six
places in Easton where thread-making was in some of its pro-
cesses carried on, from spinning the cotton down to the making
of the finished thread.

A little way down the stream from the last named works is
the privilege now used for saw-mill purposes, bought by James
Belcher about 1878. As stated in a previous chapter, a saw-
mill was erected there in 1742 by Eleazer Keith and others.



586 HISTORY OF EASTON.

Mr. Keith eventually becoming the sole owner. Prior to 1765
it was changed to a grist-mill, and at this date was given by Mr.
Keith to his son Lemuel. The latter, April 2, 1801, sold it to
his son Lemuel Keith, Jr. Sometime before 1823 the latter
had added to it an oil-mill, of which Isaac Lothrop had a half
ownership. The oil-mill was given up in 1830, and in 1834 a
shingle-mill took its place. At a later time Mr. Keith went into
partnership with A. A. Rotch and another man, in order to
manufacture thread, and after his death in 1859 ^^^ ^^n Hiram
was in the firm, as also William Davidson. This business is
said to have been discontinued in 1861. For some years the
building was unused, but was purchased at last by Isaac L.
Pratt, of Illinois, and a thread factory was started by Pratt,
Belcher, & Co. Amos Pratt owned the property for a few years,
and manufactured cotton-batting and shingles. It was bought
by James Belcher in 1878, and is now used for a saw-mill.

Tanning continued to be carried on at the old Edward
Williams tannery, referred to in a previous chapter, for many
years after this century opened.

We must not pass by the little industry that once existed
on the brook just beyond the old Nathaniel Perry place, west
of the Furnace Village, and which succeeded the old saw-mill
built there prior to 1772. When the No. 5 schoolhouse was
moved away, about 1820, to give place to the brick one, it was
taken to the locality just named, and was for a time used as
a mill for cutting tacks. It afterward became a paint-shop, and
now serves the humble purpose of a carriage-house for Michael
Mulligan.

South of the Furnace Village and on the turnpike, there was
erected in 1844 the first belt saw-mill built in this vicinity. The
builders and owners were Lewis Williams and his son Edward
D. Williams. It has been in operation ever since, being now
owned by the last named gentleman.

Just before 1840 Alonzo A. Fuller, of Raynham, set up the
wheelwright business on the Bay road in a building owned by
Bravo C. Dunbar. He continued in the business about twelve
years. The blacksmith shop in which he worked was afterward
changed to a dwelling-house, and is now occupied by James
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