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Note for:   Hannah Curtis,    -          Index

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Ancestral File Number: CD26-2K

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Note for:   Nathan Thayer,    -          Index

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Ancestral File Number: CN5K-1R

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Note for:   John Haven,    -          Index

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Ancestral File Number: GPR9-H4

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Note for:   Phineas Upham,   1707 - 17 JUL 1738         Index

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Ancestral File Number: GPQX-JS

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Note for:   Israel Cook,    -          Index

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Ancestral File Number: SMQX-WW

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Note for:   Samuel Sargent,    -          Index

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Ancestral File Number: GPQK-93

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Note for:   Elizabeth Benson,    -          Index

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Ancestral File Number: 17TQ-L7

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Note for:   John Sargeant,   8 DEC 1639 - 9 SEP 1716         Index

Christening:   
     Date:   8 DEC 1639
     Place:   , Charlestown, Middlesex, Ma

Burial:   
     Place:   Malden Bury Gnd, Malden, Middlesex, Ma

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Ancestral File Number: 8FNL-BF
the marriage of this couple may be wrong if they were married at this time the wife would have been 8 years of age

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Note for:   Lydia Chipman,   25 DEC 1654 - 2 MAR 1729/30         Index

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Ancestral File Number: 1H30-R3X

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Note for:   John Sargent,    -          Index

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Ancestral File Number: 1Z6J-D14

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Note for:   Ralph Waldo Emerson,   25 MAY 1803 - 27 APR 1882         Index

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Poet

Ralph Waldo Emerson came of the academic class. His ancestors for five gen erations had been scholars and most of them had been ministers. His fathe r, William Emerson, minister of the First Church in Boston, was a man of g ood sense, dignified after the manner of the old New England type, and emp hatic in the expression of his views. The mother of Ralph Waldo was kno wn for her patience, her gentle courtesy, her quiet dignity and sereni ty of spirit. Among the early companionships of the household, there was a nother which had a lasting influence in the development of Emerson's chara cter, that of an aunt, Mary Moody Emerson, whose strong intellectuality w as of the sort which distinguished Emerson himself.

Home Atmosphere.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born May 25, 1803, in the parsonage on Summer Stre et, in Boston, not far from the house in which Franklin was born almo st a century before. His boyhood was passed in an atmosphere of intellectu ality and of literary effort. In 1804, the Rev. William Emerson organiz ed what was known as the Anthology Club, and edited a publication of the c lub, the Monthly Anthology, or Magazine of Polite Literature. The circ le of contributors included John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster and much sch olarly talent. The famous Boston Athenaeum library was an outgrowth of th is club; and although with the death of Mr. Emerson in 1811, the Antholo gy ceased publication, the appearance of the North American Review, in 181 5, is regarded as a revival of the earlier magazine.

Youth and Education.
Waldo was eight years old at his father's death; and the household w as in serious financial straits. There were five boys to be clothed and f ed -- and educated as family tradition and innate talent required. By hero ic exertion and a most rigid frugality, Mrs. Emerson succeeded in realizi ng her ambition for her sons. It is related that one winter when times we re especially hard in the family, Ralph and his brother Edward had but o ne great-coat between them and had to take turns in going without and in b earing the taunts of their school-fellows, calling after them -- "Whose tu rn is it to wear the coat to-day?" It is said, too, that Ralph Waldo was o bliged on one occasion to forego the reading of the second volume of so me work drawn from a circulating library because the pennies needed to sec ure it were not to be spared. Yet out of the enforced economy and the li fe bare of material comfort, the boys emerged sweet- tempered, nobly-manne red, and with the best academic training to be had. All but one were gradu ates of Harvard College.

There are not many records of Emerson's school-days. He studied at the Bos ton Latin School, and entered Harvard at fourteen. Through his appointme nt as President's messenger, he had his lodging free in the President's ho use, and his board was paid by waiting on table in the commons. He was n ot conspicuous as a student, yet was always the scholar; not talkative, h is utterances were well weighed, deliberate, and "with a certain flash wh en he uttered anything that was more than usually worthy to be remembered. "1 Gentle and amiable, his personality lacked a little, perhaps, in mascul ine vigor. For mathematics, Emerson had no faculty; but in all subjec ts of a literary sort, he took a good stand. Like most students who devel op into geniuses, he read widely in authors not prescribed in his cours e. He won prizes in English composition, and at his graduation, in 1821, d elivered the poem for the class.

School-teacher.
After leaving Harvard, Emerson taught for several years, at first in a sub urban school for girls, kept by his brother William, where the young instr uctor does not seem to have been altogether charmed with the teacher's lo t. It was at this time that he composed one of his most widely known poem s, Good-bye, proud world I'm going home. The latter half of this po em is descriptive of the sylvan retreat amid the rocks and pines at Canter bury, whither Mrs. Emerson had recently removed -- a district now includ ed within the limits of Franklin Park. The lines are significant of the sp irit of this nature lover at the age of twenty.

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Note for:   Elizabeth Anderson,    - 12 DEC 1636         Index

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     Elizabeth married her stepfather's brother.

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Note for:   Robert Fitz Walter,    - 9 DEC 1235         Index

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     Robert Fitz Walter was frequently at odds with King John. In 1203, Robert and Saher de Quincy were in charge of the Castle of Ruil in France which they surrendered to the King of France without putting up much resistance. In 1215, Robert was the leader of the Magna Charta Barons. Then, when King John attempted to welsh on the Magna Charta in 1216, Robert Fitz Walter was among the deputation that invited Louis the Dauphin (son of King Philip II Augustus of France and later King Louis VIII "the Lion" of France 1223 - 1226) to invade England. To make matters even worse, he actually assisted the Dauphin during the invasion. Thus, it is easy to understand why there were a lot of hard feelings between Robert and King John - - - and all indications are that King John wasn't an easy person to get along with in the first place. For futher details, see Richard Thomson: An Historical Essay on the Magna Charta, London, 1829, pages 504-511.

Source: http://www.robertsewell.ca/fitzwalter.html#gen7

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Note for:   John Lackland King of England,   ABT 27 DEC 1166 - 19 OCT 1219         Index

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     King of England, 1199-1216, the fifth and favorite son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor, was born at Oxford on December 24, 1166, and he died at Newark Castle, Notts, October 19, 1216, and was buried at Worcester Cathedral. He was named Lackland by his father because he was the youngest son, meaning he had little land inheritance. He married on August 29, 1189 (1) Isabella (Hawisa), Countess of Gloucester, daughter of William, Earl of Gloucester, by whom he had no children. She was previously married to Hugh of Lusignan. John divorced her in 1199 after ten years of marriage and married (2) Isabella of Angouleme, daughter of Aymer (Adhemer) de Taillefer, Count of Angoulesme, the swordsmith, who died in 1246, who may possibly have descended from Taillefer, who was supposed to be the court jester of Duke William of Normandy, sister and heir of Amyer Taillefer, Earl of Angoulesme. Henry of Huntington in his Chronicle states that Taillefer, who was supposed to be the jester of Duke William, before the armies closed for the fight at the Battle of Hastings, "sportively brandishing swords in front of the English troops, while they were lost in amazement at his gambols, slew one of their standard-bearers. A second time one of the enemy fell. The third time he was slain himself." On the other hand Wace says that Taillefer called to Duke William, "A boon, sire. I have long served you and you owe me for all such service. Today, so please you, you shall repay it. I ask as my guerdon and beseech you for it earnestly that you will allow me to strike the first blow in the battle." To which the Duke replied, "I grant it." Then Taillefer put his horse to a gallop, charging before all the rest. Isabella was the mother of all his legal children, she was only 12-years of age when she was married. She married (2) Hugh X. of Lusignan, by whom she had the following children: Henry, Count of La Manche; William of Valence, died in 1269, father of Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke (1307-1324); Guy of Valence: Geoffrey of Lusignan; Aymer, Bishop of Winchester, died in 1280; and Alice le Brun, who married John de Warenne. Isabella died in 1246. King John, who reigned as King of England from 1199 to 1216, traveled extensively in England, as few of his predecessors had done, often dealing with mundane financial and legal matters. He reluctantly signed the Magna Charta, permitting basic rights to the barons and landowners, a landmark document in the history of western civilization.

According to the Plantaganet Chronicles,
"John was a great prince but scarcely a happy one, experiencing the ups and downs of Fortune. He was munificent and liberal to outsiders but a plunderer of his own people, trusting strangers rather than his subjects, wherefore he was eventually deserted by his own men and, in the end, little mourned."

Source: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=michelotti&id=I014241