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201 "Mayfield" is for Doctor Mayfield Kellum who delivered Guy.  Dr. Kellum was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Choctaw Co., MS.) on the east side of the road through the cemetery. Steadman, Guy Mayfield Sr. (I43709)
202 "of New Britain"
baptised 8 Jan 1726-7 in Cheshire, Connecticut (that's 3 years after his birth - is that correct? asks L Shastid)

Molly, their second child 
Hotchkiss, Ladwick (I8262)
203 "Of Northampton" at her marriage to Booth. Henry R. Stiles, History & Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, CT, Vol. II, (Hartford, CT, 1892), p. 234 cites a death date of 26 Jan. 1727 at Hartford for Elizabeth and Jacobus repeats this in "The Genealogy of the Booth Family. However, Gale Ion Harris, PhD., "Daniel Garrett & His Family of Hartford, CT, TAG, Vol. 71," April, 1996: p. 99 disputes this date as appropriate for Elizabeth (Garrett) (Elmer) Booth, as the record indicates that the death was of "Sam. Elmore's wife." Garrett, Elizabeth (I32501)
204 "Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge won a Pulitzer prize in 1930 for his first novel, 'Laughing Boy,' a story about the Navajo Indians.  He served a president of the National Association on Indian Affairs and its successor, the American Association on Indian Affairs, from 1933 to 1942. La Farge's writing describe Indian culture and criticize the treatment of the Indians by the United States government.

"His works include 'The Year Bearer's People' (1931), 'The Enemy 
LaFarge, Oliver Hazard Perry (I7128)
205 "Oliver studied art in France. He was an excellent draftsman but lacked imagination and sensitivity. Oliver was a tall man, dark-hair, awk-like nose and piercing blue eyes. The story of Oliver and Maria is quite

An editor of Scribner's Magazine since 3-17-1887. 
Perry, Oliver Hazard II (I7311)
206 "On 7 July 1786 Thomas and wife Mary sold 120 acres with dwelling.  In 1790 he was listed as a founder of the Baptist Church in Granville, MA. He later lived in Sandy Creek, NY.  In about 1805 he moved to Charlestown, Portage Co., OH where he died.  He served in the American Revolution."

I can find evidence that he moved to Tolland, MA, between 1790 and 1800, but I have seen no evidence that he moved on from there. 
Stedman, Capt. Thomas McCoone (I282)
207 "on Sunday last", wife of Anthony, in 62nd year. Taylor, Mary (I5318)
208 "Peeter Tifft Sonn of Josua Tif by Sarah his wife, was borne ye 14th of march ye yeer 1671/2 in Warwicke" (Warwick Vital Records, A1:15)

Peter Tefft was the son of Joshua Tefft and Sarah who is believed to have been an Indian.  During King Phillip's War, Joshua sided with the Indiand and was captured by the English and executed.  It appears that his mother died in childbirth so Peter stayed with his grandparents until his grandmother Mary died in 1681.

March 22, 1681: An order of guardianship was filed for "Peter Tift orphan son of Joshua Tift" (Warwick Town Book A1:27)

Mr. Jireth Bull Sr., of Kingstown, John Greene Jr. of Warwick, and Samuel Tefft were chosen guardians. Peter went to live with his Uncle Samuel in Providence and was adopted into the family.

So the Peter mentioned in Samuel Tefft's will was actually his brother Joshua's son.  Peter pre-deceased Samuel by about 6 years.

(from Timothy Tefft)

Sculptor Charles Eugene Tefft is a descendant.


Peter's mother died two days after he was born, probably of birth complications. Four years later, his father was executed for treason, leaving young Peter an orphan. In a guardianship order in 1681, Peter was appointed three guardians--Jirah Bull (Justice of the Peace of Pettaquamscutt), the prominent John Greene of Warwick (who was probably the young boy's grandfather), and his uncle Samuel Tefft. The order established Peter as a landowner with rights to his father's property. This was in complete contradiction to the law's requirement that a convicted traitor's property be forfeited. At some point, probably soon after Joshua's death, young Peter went to live with his Uncle Samuel and Aunt Elizabeth (Jenckes).

In 1703, the Colony of Connecticut relinquished its claim to southern Rhode Island. The Tefft family then petitioned the Rhode Island government regarding their interest in the vacated Indian lands. Their arguments must have been compelling, as Peter Tefft, his uncle Samuel and cousin John were among 26 people who were granted the right to take part in the Shannock Purchase in 1709, which included much of the present day area of Richmond, RI. Peter settled in Shannock with wife Sarah and his two children. He and his second wife Mary, his cousin, had six children. 
Tefft, Peter (I5009)
209 "Perhaps born after Asa" Jackson, Ezra (I85989)
210 "PHINEAS became a successful farmer. He married Elizabeth Crook and purchased mother's white adobe home one block north and one block east of Payson Tabernacle. I cite the location because a noted Box-Elder tree in the doorway; the oldest tree in Payson. The circumference of this tree is twelve feet. Phineas has improved and enlarged the home. For sentimental reasons, I am proud of the way he's kept it."
-written by his sister EMMA SOPHRONIA "AUNT FRONE" CURTIS 
Curtis, George Phineas (I90542)
211 "POTTER / Judd C. POTTER born Aug 4, 1825 died Apr 29, 1880 (mason) / Roxanna B. his wife born Nov 28, 1831 died June 20, 1891" Potter, Judd C. (I79089)
212 "Private Reuben Stedman was a member of the Nineteenth Regiment during the War of 1812.  He was the son of Joseph Stedman and Comfort Gilman, daughter of Solomon Gilman.  Joseph Stedman died in 1799, leaving his wife and six children, "one yet unborn".   The Stedmans lived west of the Gilmans in Buckland.  Reuben Stedman died in 1826 at the age of thirty-nine."

"Buckland: the North West Section of Manchester, CT" compiled by Gladys S. Adams, page 71. 
Stedman, Reuben (I14897)
213 "Removed to Bewbush Manor at Michaelmas 1841 and died there 1858." Stedman, Thomas (I2915)
214 "Rooted in San Juan" by Toni Richard Turk, 1995, printed by Publishers Press, ISBN 0-916095-70-3
Aileen Steadman on 23 Jul 1931, later divorced 
Family F258631514
215 "Sarah Blain lived to be 104 years old."
[source: Genealogical Work done by Jim and Mary Lou Perrin, , 97 Oak St., Swanton, Ohio 43558] 
Sparling, Sarah (I29079)
216 "Several children born in Uxbridge." Family F1360
217 "She died in her 17th year, leaving two children." [--?--], Ellen T. (I27143)
218 "Stirling Castle" Convict Hulk, p. 1
Thomas Stedman       45   Chief Mate    N
Frances     "               45                        N 
Stedman, Thomas (I1248)
219 "Susannah Coburn or Colburn, who gave birth in January 1696 to a bastard in Dracut, a frontier settlement near Chelmsford, was a maidservant in the household of Samuel and Sarah Varnum.  At her confinement, as we have seen, she refused to name the father,......
Richard Graves was another possibility canvassed.  The two Varnum brothers reported that in early May 1695 Susannah 'was gone from hur master's house a considerable time to the other garrison.'  They pointed out to her when she returned that there was no bed for her there and asked her where she had slept.  She answered 'with Graves.  We told her we would keep account or reckoning for her, and told Richard Graves, who replied If you have her word for it that is sufficient ent it?'  Two women remembered 'Susannah Coulburn receiving blows on her belly, then she said Have care, you will kill a young Graves.'  ....Grant, Graves, and Robinson come across from this and other evidence as rustic Casanovas eager to have to do with any girls they could persuade into bed with them; perhaps that is why suspicion rested on them as candidates for paternity."

Sex in Middlesex by Roger Thompson ch. 2, pages 48-9, 51

"....In 1695 Richard Graves admitted 'he had had to do with Johannah Perry but doth not own that he is the father' of her offspring."

Sex in Middlesex by Roger Thompson ch. 6, page 101

"58 / Sessions Records I:53;  File 201.  Richard Graves, 'husbandman late of Sudbury now at Chelmsford,' had been convicted of fornication with Johannah Perry in Sept. 1695.  He was the son of a blacksmith and was apprehended by the constable 'being set to victuals, Richard Graves standing and we sitting, he made his escape and sought sanctuary with Zechary Maynard, where he was detained from me despite my requiring him to deliver my prisoner.  Goodwife Maynard assisted them.'  Maynard, the twenty-three-year-old son of a Sudbury selectman, had been convicted of fornication at the same court, but he too had run away......."

Sex in Middlesex by Roger Thompson footnotes, page 211 
Graves, Richard (I9191)
220 "The 4th child of Dea. Benja. Hoar."

*er Hoar Daughter of Benja & Esther Hoar Born april ye 5th 1729. 
Hoar, Esther (I87071)
221 "The Crystal Banner",  Saturday Dec. 28, 1889


One Man Killed and Three Seriously Injured

The boiler in Neff's Mill two and one half miles east of McBride, exploded at 6:30 o'clock Thrusday morning leaving the mill a heap of ruins in which three men were buried.  Fred Steadman, the forman, was taken out dead.  Jacob Smouder, the fireman, was taken out badly bruised and injured by falling debris.  Burdette Alchin was badly hurt; also a teamster (O. C. note) who was outside the mill at the time.  A number of others were about the mill at the time but escaped unhurt.  We have been unable to gather further particulars at this writing but it is probable that the three wounded men will recover from their injuries.  It is rumored that the explosion took place on starting the injector, although that is by no means certain.  No other cause is known at present.

"The Crystal Banner" Saturday Jan. 4, 1890

Mc Bride Matters

O.C. Welch is recovering from his injuries in the mill explosion.

In the decision rendered by the coroners jury summoned to investigate the Neff Bros. mill explosion we find the following language:  "That we believe the cause of said explosion was an insufficient amount of water in the boiler.  We also believe that the engineer may have been misled in reference to the amount of water in the boiler.  Yet we believe had the foreman and engineer used proper caution the explosion would not have ocurred."

Note:  Unable to find any reference to Fred's funeral in the paper, although funerals were routinely published.

Fred's death record shows that he was 38 yrs old when he died.  The transcription of gravestones (Stanton Library) shows he died 12/26/1898 and was 34 yrs 10 mos 8 days old.  He clearly died in 1889 and the 34/10/8 is supported by census records. 
Stedman, Frederick "Fred" (I12770)
222 "The earliest settler of Flemingville was, probably, Asahel Pritchard. He was born in Connecticut, May 28, 1763.  He came into the Wyoming valley with his step-father, and after the massacre (*), in July, 1778, he came to Nichols, in this (Tioga) county.  Soon afterward he came to Flemingville, where he settled on the East Owego creek, and engaged in deer hunting.  He bought the farm on which his grandson, Asa Pritchard, now resides, about a mile north of the Flemingville church, and paid for it in the game he shot, and without doing a day's work on his farm himself, he hired others to clear it, and paid them from the proceeds of his hunting.  Soon after coming to Flemingville, he returned to Connecticut, where he married Polly Stedman, on the 22d day of August, 1790, returning at once, accompanied by his wife, who rode all the way on horseback.  He died at Flemingville, September 24, 1840."

(*) For an account of the Wyoming Valley Massacre, see:
Census Analysis:

1820 Federal Census, Owego, Broome Co., NY, p. 34 : 011301-02001-0400

Male       > 45 : Asahel Pritchard, b. 1763
Female   > 45 : Mary Stedman, b. abt 1770
Male     18-26 : Calvin Pritchard, b. abt 1803
Male     18-26 : ?
Male     18-26 : ?
Male     16-18 : ?
Male     10-16 : ?
Female 10-16 : Trial S. Pritchard, b. abt 1806
Female 10-16 : ? 
Pritchard, Asahel (I11717)
223 "The Genealogical Register", April 1909, page 157.

Rev. Edward Sprague was Pastor of the Congregational Church in Dublin, NH 1777-8.

"The Ralph Sprague Genealogy", by E. G. Sprague, page 89.

Pastor of the Congo. church at Dublin, NH., 1777-78; He graduated from Harvard College in 1870 (Note: this must be an error, probably 1780), was ordained 2nd minister of the church in Dublin, NH, May 12, 1801, his father having d. 3 or 4 years before, he received his legacy and thereupon relinquished his salary from this date. His residence was on lots 9 and 10, range V near the centre pond; after 1801 he had a residence in Keene, but kept his Dublin house open and furnished for his occasional use while his wife continued to live in the Keene home. Dec. 9, 1817, he met with an accident which resulted in his death. Dec. 13 he made his will, a copy of which wand a probate record is kept in the Town History. He was wealthy; drove his coach with 4 horses, gave the town $5,000 for support of the religion in the Congo. Society, and gave his physician and friend Dr. Moses Kidder $2,000. To John Twitchell and Alline Newhall each, provided they stay in his service during his natural life $300. To the town for support of public schools $10,000, and the residue to the town for the use of school purposes. His portrait is on page 162 of the Town History and much is said therein in various places if incidents and anecdote, obituary and eulogistic, as also the long grave stone inscription of himself and Hannah his wife. No mention is made of any children. The will was dated Dec. 13, 1817. It was probated Feb. 3, 1818, Elijah Parker of Keene Exr. Account allowed Feb. 1823. Inventory in 1818 was 430,060.39. 
Sprague, Rev. Edward (I52136)
224 "The Genealogical Register", April 1909, page 157.
John Sprague was a physician in Dedham. His estate was divided on 7 January 1801. It mentioned six children living and the heirs of Esther Sweet and Elizabeth Sweet.

"The Sprague Family: From Dorset, to Massachusetts & Gibraltar", by Joan Watkins, 1992, correspondent.

John Sprague, born in 1752, also decided as did his elder brother, Lawrence to follow their father and become physicians. Edward became a pastor and was appointed to the Congregational Church in Dublin. Dr. John (Jr.) graduated in 1772. In 1773 he married Rebecca Chambers. It is thought that sometime after this he went to Europe to further his studies as there is a record showing his name on the passenger list of the "Minerva" that left London bound for Boston in 1775. As his mother Elizabeth Delhonde and his grandfather were French, John most probably spent some of his time in France.

On his return to Boston he settled with his wife in Milton (Mass.) then finally went to Dedham to be near his father and probably assisted with the practice. John and Rebecca had nine children: John Charles, Eliza, Esther, Jonathan, Lawrence, Horatio born in 1784, Sarah and Rebecca. As far as can be ascertained Dr. John (Jr.) never had his own practice and seemed to prefer other pursuits and did not enjoy good health. In 1800 he died at the age of 48 only outliving his father by 3 years. His wife Rebecca was left with at least three children who were under the age of 21, as it is thought two of the sons died before their father, as they are not mentioned in his will. 
Sprague, Dr. John (I52137)
225 "The Genealogical Register", April 1909, page 158.

Horatio Sprague was appointed by President Polk, May 1848, to succeed his father as Consul, holding that office for fifty-three years and was also made Consular Agent at Algeciras in 1854. During the years as Consul, Gibraltar became increasingly important. The American Civil War, 1861-65 was a time of particular anxiety. Then in 1867 the Suez Canal was opened and Gibraltar became a vital staging post for maritime traffic. In 1872 the strange case of the "Mary Celeste" focused international attention on Gibraltar. Horatio was appointed to be on the Board of Enquiry to examine the fate of the crew, which was never satisfactorily determined. He was succeeded by his son Richard.

"The Sprague Family: From Dorset, to Massachusetts & Gibraltar", by Joan Watkins, 1992, correspondent.

On his father's death in 1848 Horatio (Jr.) became head of the family at the age of 25. He was immediately appointed by President Polk to succeed as Consul. The following year he made his first visit to America where he was presented to the new President Zachary Taylor. In 1854 he was also appointed U. S. Consular Agent at Algeciras and its surrounding coast in Spanish Territories. The same year at the age of 30 he married Antonia Thorn Francia. She was born in New York where her father was a well-to-do merchant with interests there and in Gibraltar. They were Spanish by nationality and Catholics.

During the years that Horatio (Jr.) was Consul, Gibraltar became increasingly important in shipping circles. The period of the American Civil War from 1861-65 was a time of particular anxiety. An example of this was when the Confederate steamer "Sumnter" arrived for re-fueling. Though the coal yards were full, the warship had to lie there for many months because the American Consul was held in such esteem that no one would sell to the Southerner without his permission. The sympathies of the British Government were known to be with the Southern cause.

In 1867 when the Suez Canal was opened Gibraltar became a vital staging post for all traffic between the Northern and Western maritime countries of Europe, North America and the West Indies wishing to pass through the Mediterranean to go to the Eastern countries of the world. It was also during Horatio's tenure that the case of the "Mary Celeste" became a centre of interest in 1872. She was an American Barkentine found drifting on the high seas with not a soul on board. Horatio was appointed to be on the Board of Enquiry to examine what happened to the crew. It was a mystery that was never solved and has now passed into the realms of legend. Other activities included getting American sailors released from Barbary pirates and helping American warships with information to enable them to run down Slavers and free their captives.

Horatio and Antonia lived in the Consulate buildings and enjoyed a very colourful life with a continuous stream of visitors from all parts of the globe. They had 8 children, John born 1855, followed by fanny 1858, Rebecca 1859, Antoinette in 1861, Horatio 1867, Delphine 1869, Richard 1871, and lastly Louis in 1875. Just two years later Antonia at the age of 40 died of consumption in 1877. She was deeply mourned, her life had been exemplary and her death was happy for she departed surrounded by her family of four sons and four daughters.

All the girls had the advantage of first class education with domestic training and needlework at the Sacred Heart Convent, Tours, France. They were very musical and spoke French and Spanish fluently. The sons were very handsome. Sadly soon after his wife's death, Horatio was devastated when their eldest daughter Fanny aged 22 on holiday in Nice caught a fever and died in 1879. A few years later in 1886 their eldest son John, who had been helping his father as Vice-Consul also died of a fever. At that time he was engaged to Leonora (?). She was heart-broken and never married. As an old lady in her 80s, she passed on her beautiful engagement ring that John had given her to Antoinette (my grandmother). She in turn gave it to her eldest daughter Gladys Janssen. The ring was 'lost' during the Second World War when she was living in Belgium during the German occupation. A further tragedy struck the family. Their second son Horatio, who was a brilliant scholar and intended joining the Diplomatic Service suffered a mental breakdown from which he never recovered. He went to live in a monastery where he was cared for by the Brothers and died in 1939. 
Sprague, Horatio Jones (I52254)
226 "The Genealogical Register", April 1909, page 158.
Charles Homer was from Boston, of Homer & Sprague, India Wharf. 
Homer, Charles (I52301)
227 "The Genealogical Register", April 1909, page 158.
Henry Elliott Sprague resided in New York City. 
Sprague, Henry Elliott (I52261)
228 "The history of the Brigham family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653", Vol. 1, pp. 328-329

Susan A. Maynard, born in Shrewsbury, Mass., 3 April, 1811; died 15 May, 1885.

Lincoln was listed as a Widower in the 1880 census. 
Maynard, Susan Augusta (I78061)
229 "The history of the Brigham family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653", Vol. 1, pp. 328-329
[Lincoln was]  born in Northboro, Mass., 13 May 1803... 
Brigham, Lincoln (I78060)
230 "The Kansas City Times" (Missouri) Thursday, April 6, 1922


Mrs. Jirah STEADMAN, 7? years old,  died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. SHELTON, 4615 East Twenty-fourth street.  Mrs. STEADMAN was born in Oswego County, New York, and lived in Kansas City forty-five years.  She was a member of the Farragut-Thomas Relief Corps No. 11 of the G.A.R.  Besides Mrs. SHELTON, she is survived by two sons, Richard STEADMAN, 2452 Lawn avenue, and Oren STEADMAN, Detroit.

(Note:  age blurred, but looks like 78 years.) 
Lowe, Jirah S. "Jerry" (I16692)
231 "The Old Northwest Quarterly." 1900 Vol. III.
Marriage record, Vol. 2 page 200.
IGI. 1981
"The Franklintonian," newsletter for the Franklin Co. Genealogical Soc., Columbus, OH, 1981, p. 183.  Consent of his mother and guardian Mrs. Rachel Lisle.   Marrriage preformed by N. Little, JP. 
Family F28060
232 "The persons killed, taken and wounded at Hatfield, Sept 19, 1677, were as follows:- Killed. -... Mary, wife of Samuel Belding;"
Judd, Sylvester, "History of Hadley" 
Hastings, Mary (I67657)
233 "The Shealys. John Windell Shealy was the first of the name that came from the old country to this. A man named John Adam Epting brought over a small colony from the city of Heidelberg, consisting of Shealy, Leitzey, Setzler, Cromer and Myer, in the year 1763. They were all Lutherans, and were among the founders of the present St. John's church. John Windell Shealy married Miss Epting, daughter of Mr. Epting, the pioneer of the colony, in the year 1770, and settled near where W. C. Shealy now lives.

The fruits of this union were twelve sons and one daughter. I can give the names of only eight of these sons; the others I have never learned: Windell, William, Adam, John, Henry, Matthias, David and Andrew. Of these, William, Windell and David married Wertses; Andrew married a Miss Sawyer, and the daughter of Mr. Quattlebaum. Whom the others sons married, if they ever married, I am unable to say.

Mr. Shealy, the pioneer, died in the year 1814, and was buried near the place where he first settled. He lived long enough to see all his sons fully grown; and they were all strong, robust men. They stood six feet in height, and the least and lightest one of them weighed 175 pounds. In those days, when men defended themselves, on all ordinary occasions, with the weapons given them by nature, these twelve brothers, if they felt their rights assailed, could have given any other twelve, or more, a lively tussle.

Mr. Shealy owned all the lands in and around Little Mountain at that time, and settled not a few of his children on them; hence this is the Mecca of the Shealy. Within a few hundred yards of the residence or Mr. W. C. Shealy is the spring of fresh, cool, clear, bubbling water used by the original John Windell Shealy, and it still has in it a portion of the gum placed there by Mr. Shealy over one hundred and twenty years ago. The men of this family, like others who are the salt of the earth, are farmers, cultivators of the soil, and attend to their own business and let others' alone. Some of them are preachers of the gospel, ministers in the Lutheran Church - they are all Lutherans - and one is a teacher of youth, whom I have heard mentioned as a man of large brain and heart, but of small body, like my friend Squire Padgett of Edgefield."

Source: The Annals of Newberry, Part Second by John A. Chapman, A. M. Originally published Newberry, South Carolina 1892. Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1975 (929.3757). p626-627. 
Schüle, Johann Wintle "John" (I46777)
234 "The Sprague Family: From Dorset, to Massachusetts & Gibraltar", by Joan Watkins, 1992, correspondent.

After the death of Dr. John (Jr.) his son Horatio was about 16 and it is thought he joined his Great-Uncle's firm situate at Key Wharf, Boston. Between the years 1803-08, with other members of the firm Horatio set off for the Mediterranean with a view to opening branches in that area to secure cargo for the homeward voyages. At that time the Napoleonic Wars were raging, but the shipping trade was flourishing. One of the centres selected was Gibraltar which stood at the crossroads of trade.

Thus began the Sprague Gibraltarian dynasty. Within very few years, Horatio established the firm in a position of high standing and he himself was well-received in the social life. In 1812 hostilities broke out between England and America. The British Governor of Gibraltar, Sir Colin Campbell succeeded by Sir George Don, ordered all Americans to leave the Rock. Horatio went to live in nearby Algeciras, Spain. In reply to Horatio's request ( a copy of this letter is in R. Macdonald's volumes), so high was the esteem in which he was held, the Governor granted him special permission to cross the Bay in a boat and berth alongside the wharf in order that he could supervise his daily business in the office there.

At the conclusion of the War in 1815 Horatio returned to Gibraltar and resumed his domicile there. During his exile he befriended a French family by the name of Flechelle who had escaped the massacre at the Arsenal at Toulon. They were assisted in their flight by a British vessel that took them to Minorca. They then went to Tangiers where their daughter Victorine was born in 1800. Horatio fell in love with her and they were married in Gibraltar in 1816.

In 1832 President Jackson of the United States appointed Horatio to be the Consul for America in Gibraltar. He and Victorine lived in some style in Prince Edward Road, their private residence being part of the Consulate. It commanded a splendid view of the famed Rock together with the entire Bay, the Straits of Gibraltar and the coast of Spain and Morocco. They had a large family: John in 1817, Daphnia in 1819 (died in infancy), Rebecca 1821, Horatio (Jr.) in 1823, Victoria 1826, Louise 1828, Richard 1830, Delphine 1832, Anna 1834, Charles 1835 and Henry 1837. (Note: There is an oil painting of Richard, Delphine, Anna and Victoria, the original was held by Gladys Janssen in Belgium.)

For the 16 years as Consul, Horatio became well-known for his tact and efficiency in dealing with the many aspects this position entailed. Among the distinctions awarded him was the Gold Medal of the Humane Society of Massachusetts in recognition of his successful efforts to secure the release of the crew of an American sailing vessel, captained by James Riley which had been captured by Moorish pirates who had held them to ransom. The Gold Medal is still held by the family (John Morgan). An authentic narration on the loss of the American ship by James Riley was printed in New York in 1817.

In 1848 Horatio (Sr.) died at the age of 64 leaving his widow Victorine, only 48 with four children still under the age of 21. She lived for a further 20 years surrounded by all her family. She was well-known for her unostentatious benevolence and her charities were boundless, for she regarded affluence as a worthless possession unless subservient to the relief of poverty and distress. She was one of those rare persons "who do good by stealth and blush to find fame." 
Sprague, Horatio (I52150)
235 "The Sprague Family: from Dorset, to Massachusetts & Gibraltar", by Joan Watkins, 1992, correspondent.

John Sprague born in 1718 decided to become a Physician. He went to Melrose School and Harvard College. Then he moved to Boston to continue his studies with the learned Doctors William Douglas and Louis Delhonde (Delhonde), a frenchman with a wide reputation. It is thought that Dr. Delhonde and his family had fled France at the end of the 17th Century being of Huguenot persuasion.

By 1743 at the age of 25 John was in practice by himself. In April the next year he married Elizabeth Delhonde, the daughter of his mentor. They bought a house in Boston with land on the south side of Winter Street where they lived in style appropriate to a rapidly growing practice. They had three sons: Lawrence 1746, Edward in 1749 and John in 1752.

Dr. John (Senior) became particularly noted for the battle he waged against smallpox and the newly formulated ideas of inoculation. In fact in a particular outbreak in 1745 he was prevented by the Selectmen of Boston from helping victims, as this form of vaccination was not lawfully recognised. However, during a subsequent epidemic, one of his houses was turned into a smallpox hospital. He was also active at the Quarantine Station at Point Shirley, inoculating free many of the poor of the town. He was then thanked formally by the Selectmen, they having had a change of heart. It is interesting that the vaccination of smallpox initiated by others in Europe and in particular Renner was not accredited until the 1770s, yet Dr. John was carrying out this practice well before this date. It is reported that he left a locked box, now in the Library of Congress. As far as it is know it has never been opened and no one knows what he kept in it, possibly secret records of his vaccination campaign.

Sadly after just 11 years of marriage, his wife Elizabeth died in 1757 so that Dr. John was made Guardian of the three sons, namely Lawrence, Edward and John, and in 1761 he was honored by an appointment to the Committee to visit schools. The Doctor moved to Dedham where he bought a mansion house from Peter Luce and some adjoining land. On this he built an elegant house. Unfortunately both the houses burnt down in a large fire that engulfed the area in 1765. Undaunted he immediately built a large one, said to have a 75 foot frontage.

In 1770 Dr. John married again Esther Harrison, a widow. This united his considerable fortune with her even larger one. At the age of 52 he intended to live the life of a retired gentleman, but was unable to turn away his many patients and was "too fond of making money, or to forgive his many debtors." He had a shrewd and well read mind, and very interested in politics, Had his leanings been the wrong one his reputation might have suffered, but he was an active son of liberty. He entertained leading politicians among them Robert Paine in 1749 and John Adams in 1751 plotting many schemes together.
During the American war, he earned a great name as a Consultant and younger physicians flocked to him for advice and his reputation spread among laymen for his kill in diagnosis. He was well known in the Harvard community and was one of the more generous donors to the campaign to replace the books and apparatus lost in their fire in 1764. In 1779 Dedham sent him to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention. At the end of 1792 he was awarded a MD which was then given by Harvard purely as an Honorary Degree. After a long and interesting life he died of a fever in 1798 at the age of 79. He was buried from his other house in Winter Street, Boston.

"The Brothers Ralph & William Sprague and some of Their Descendants", by Frank William Sprague, 1909, page 12.

John Sprague was appointed guardian of his three children 27 May 1757, after the death of his first wife, their mother, they being her heirs and under fourteen years of age. 
Sprague, Dr. John (I52129)
236 "This Richard Stedman left no issue, but bequethed his estate to his wife's brother and her heirs, and it is now in the possession of Captain Powell of Nanteos." Stedman, Richard (I2272)
237 "Thomas Owen was warm hearted to friend, generous to a foe and as brave a coldier as ever drew a sword."

Thomas Owen became a Colonel in the U.S. Revolutionary War in North Carolina.

He was of Welsh origin, born in Pennsylvania 1735 and came with his father when he was about five years old to North Carolina. He was a friend of liberty. He represented Bladen in 1775-1776, and was appointed Second Major of Bladen County Regiment. He was in the Battle of Camden, commanded a regiment in the Brigade of General Isaac Gregory. He represented Bladen in 1778 and 1787.

Thomas Owen d. 1803.

Wheeler's, p.36, says: "Thomas Owen was one of the delegates to the Provincial Congess at Hillsboro in 1775. Also a delegate to Halifax which formed our Bill of Rights and Constitution." His War Record is to be found in the United States War Department.

Moore's History of North Carolina, Vol. I, pp. 246,258,217, says: "Colonel Thomas Owen a member of the North Carolina Assembly in 1778. He is yet remembered for his deeds in the field when he was even more conspicuous than in deliberative
Owen, Col. Thomas (I23163)
238 "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 08 Oct 2014), 1925-1941 > Mainous, Absalom-Marsh, Henry > image 122 of 2476; citing NARA microfilm publication M1916. Makamson, Calvin Ross (I85173)
239 "We all knew him as Perry. I never heard the name Maurice until I started working on this genealogy.  Uncle Perry was blind from diabetes, and he and Aunt Maud hitchhiked from S. Beloit, IL to our house in Erie, PA. They would pick flowers and sell them to make enough money to be able to complete the trip.  He later would have his leg removed.  It had to be between 1936 and 1938."    Merle W. Kuhn Stedman, Maurice Perry (I20771)
240 "We have a copy of the photo you mention.  In fact, I was there when the photo was taken.  It was in Sargent, NE in 1933. Your Mother, my Mother, Aunt Rill and I drove to NE by way of the worlds fair in Chicago.  The four ladies were sisters and all in their 80's.  Aunt Rill, Eliza Raish (our great grandmother) the other two names escape me right now .. I was 13 then, now I'm 80."  Notes from Raymond Casper Blackman to Richard Allen. Blackman, Raymond Casper (I23880)
241 "Who's Who in American History", page 502.

SPRAGUE, Benjamin Oxnard, pres. Savannah Sugar Refining Corp., b. Reedville, Mass., June 13, 1878; s. Richard T. and Fanny A. (Oxnard) S.; student St. Ignatius School, San Francisco High School, Bates Prep. School, Boones Prep. School, all of San Francisco, and Stanford U.; m. Mec Elizabeth Potts, Dec. 31, 1903. Chemist Western Sugar Co., San Francisco, 1897-99; engr. and ast. supt. Am. Beet Sugar Co., Oxnard, Calif., 1899-1904; supt. Am. Beet Sugar Co., Chino, Calif., 1905-1910; engr. and gen. mgr. The Adeline Sugar Factory Co., Ltd., Adeline, La., 1911-15; with the Savannah Sugar Refining Corp. since 1916, successively as engr. and designer, gen. supt., and now pres. and dir.; dir. The Citizens and Southern National Bank, mem. American Society Mechanical Engrs., Soc. of Am. Mil. Engrs. Clubs: The Oglethorpe, Savannah Golf, Woodville Gun, Forest City Gun. Home: 105 E. 37th St. Office: Savannah Sugar Refining Co., Savannah, Ga. Died Jan 31, 1944. 
Sprague, Benjamin Oxnard (I52311)
242 "Who's Who in American History", page 892.

SPRAGUE, William Wallace, sugar refiners exec.; b. San Mateo, Cal., aug. 26, 1895; s. Richard Homer and Isabelle (Wallace) S.; B.S., U. Cal. at Berkeley, 1917; m. Mary Swan Crowther, Apr. 23, 1924; children--Isabel, William, Mary Swan. Asst. supt., gen. supt., Savannah Sugar Refining Corp., 1919-44, exec. v.p., dir., 1944--; pres., dir. Adeline Sugar Factory Co., Ltd., Jeanerette, La., 1924--; v.p., dir. Atlantic Towing Co., Savanah, Ga., 1946--; Served as 1st lt. C.E., U.S. Army, World War I. Mem. Am. Soc. M.E. Clubs: Oglethorpe (Savannah), Racquet and Tennis (N.Y.C.) Home: 31 E. 49th St. Office: Savannah Bank & Trust Bldg., Savannah, Ga. Died May 17, 1960. 
Sprague, William Wallace (I52316)
243 "William & Dorothy King, of Salem, Massachusetts"; by Lucy D. Ackerly from "Genealogies of Long Island Families; edited by Henry B. Huff; I:498; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland (974.7 NY/Genealogy SCGS)

"A Brief Account of the: Family of Lieutenant Richard Browne of Southold, New York"; by Lucy D. Ackerly from "Genealogies of Long Island Families", edited by Henry B. Huff; I:165; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1987 (974.7 NY/Genealogy SCGS) 
King, William Jr. (I26562)
244 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Gates, William Henry "Bill" IV (I63420)
245 "Woman 94, Dies in Lonely Hut, Death of Oldest Person in Lincoln in Miserable State of Poverty";
"A Disgrace to Civilization"

"Lincoln, March 12 - Mrs. Alzina (Goodrich) Dean, about  94 years old, the oldest person in Lincoln, and one of the oldest in this community, died suddenly in a rude shanty, on a mountain road. Charles Sweet and William Dike, lumberman whom her husband, David Dean first notified, found her dead and in a condition of abject squalor. Mrs. Dean was a daughter of Thomas Goodrich, one of the town's pioneers, who was formally well to do, but eventually became poor and endured many hardships, of which Mrs. Dean had her fair share, finally becoming a Starksboro pauper. She and her husband lived in a shanty hardly big enough for a bedroom, having only one room, with no cellar, or roof worthy of the name. The Death of Mrs. Dean reveals a case of destitution and squalor having no parallel in Vermont. ... "

The article continues describing the investigation that had been made by the Town Juror and the State Attorney General into the case of neglect.

Followup Newspaper article:

"The Alzina Dean Case from another point of View"

"It is rank foolishness to infer that no attempt was made to alleviate Mrs. Dean's sufferings or to improve her condition. The kind-hearted people of Lincoln, ever ready to give succor in case of need, have at different periods furnished her with bed, bed clothing, and wearing apparel of all kinds." The article continues with attempts that were made to provide food and lodging for Mrs.Dean. " ... The Starksboro overseer made arrangements for Mrs. Dean's Board in Henry Davis' Family where she would have received every care and attention, but when Mrs. Davis went to get her she positively refused to go. .... Someone is to blame for all this poor woman's want and misery. Who was it? The woman herself. Can a woman live a life of ill-repute and reap the reward of virtue?"  "As you sow, so shall you reap" and in that text lies the sermon of Alzina Dean's life."

The article ends with a note from the editor that the case is now before the jury, and both sides have filed their briefs. This might be something we should research as it might mention others in the Goodrich family. 
Goodrich, Alzina (I37328)
246 "Write-up for Grampy" - 1947

Greenskeeper George Stedman modestly accepted the compliments of old golfing friends yesterday on the excellent condiiton of the Stonington Manor Golf Club just as he has on opening days for the past 20 years.

The official opeing of the nine-hole Stonington layout found the 75 year old dean of Connecticut greenskeepers on hand before the first car pulled in and he was around when the "twilight leaguers" were chased in by darkness.

At 55 when most men switch to a new vocation only through necessity, Stedman took a hankering for golf course work and became assistant greenskeeper at the old Stonington Manor Inn Club.  He is still there and for more than a decade has operated the various details of management and maintenance with only sporadic help.

Extensive damage brought on by the 1938 and 1944 hurricanes failed to discourage the old timer.  The storm scars have been wiped out and as a result of Stedman's daily care the course is in better shape this spring than ever before.

He refuses to get old with the years and is constantly on the search for new hints to help the fairways and the greens.

The Stonington veteran built a new tee for the fifth hole last fall on an island and is waiting the erection of a new bridge to put it into use. The opening of the tee will will provide golfers with another water hazard.  The Atlantic worries the golfers now only on the seventh and eighth.

When he deserted the farm for the golf course two decades ago George didn't know a niblick from a brassie.  He still isn't sure but his game is taking care of the course - not playing it.  George is so busy grooming the course and handling the business that he has no time to chip and putt.

At 75 he looks ahead and remarks that he may take the game up later on when there is less to do.

Obituary - North Stonington

George Steadman, Well Known Local Resident, Is Dead at 90

George R. Stedman of North Stonington, 90, who was greenskeeper at the Stonington Manor Golf Club for about 20 years prior to his retirement in 1949, died early yesterday morning at the Westerly Hospital.  He was the husband of Viola (Brown) Stedman.

He had been in fairly good health until recently and in December Mr. and Mrs. Stedman celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house at their home in North Stonington.  They were married December 27, 1902, in the parsonage of the Stonington Baptist Church by Rev. Thomas McClement.

Born in Lebanon, Conn. September 8, 1872, he was a son of the late Orrin and Mary (Hendrick) Stedman.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Richard Stedman of East Hartford, Carroll J. Stedman of Hopkinton, George W. Stedman of North Stonington and Wallace H. Stedman of Stonington; three daughters, Mrs. Cecile S. Stillman of North Stonington, Mrs. Mary J. Zellar of West Kingston and Mrs. Caroline Edgecomb of Groton; a brother Fred O. Stedman of Preston; three sisters Mrs. Evangeline Barnes and Miss Janet Stedman of North Stonington and Mrs. Edwina Bentley of White Rock.

Funeral Services will be held tomorrow at the Schilke Funeral Home, 46 Granite Street, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Internment will be in the Wheeler Cemetery in North Stonington. 
Stedman, George Richard (I23802)
247 #305. Marriage solemnized 13th May 1845 at the Parish Church in the Parish of St. Mary le bone in the County of Middlesex after Banns by R W Charlton, Curate, in the prensence of John Amon and Jemima Jones.

William Amon, Bachelor of Full age, Servant of St. Mary lebone, son of Thomas Amon, Carpenter
Mary Ann Steadman, Spinster of Full age, of St. Mary lebone, daughter of Garnham Steadman, Porter. 
Family F3834
248 #472. Marriage solemnized 1 May 1853 at the parish church in the parish of Leeds in the County of York after Banns, by H. Kershaw, Assist. Curate, in the presence of Samuel Mulley and Deborah Mulley (signed by Mark)

James Stedman, age 43, Widower, a Draymn of Eyres Yard, son of Garnham Stedman, Gentleman.

Eliza Mulley, age 35, Spinster of Eyres Yard, daughter of William Mulley, Bricklayer. 
Family F3837
249 #5899 Family F28195
250   NA Film Number   T9-0224    Page Number   654D
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
John STEADMAN   Self   M   Male   W   57   ENGLAND   Boat Calker   ENG.  ENG.
Elizabeth STEADMAN   Wife   M   Female   W   56   ENGLAND   Keeping House   ENG.   ENG.
Anna STEADMAN   Dau   S   Female      23   IL      ENG.   ENG.
Richard STEADMAN   Son   S   Male   W   19   IL   Laborer   ENG.   ENG.
Mary STEADMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   17   IL      ENG.   ENG.
William STEADMAN   Son   S   Male   W   14   IL      ENG.   ENG.
Louisa STEADMAN   Dau   S   Female   W   10   IL      ENG.   ENG.
Charlotte STEADMAN   Mother   M   Female   W   77   ENG.   Grandmother ENG.   SCOTLAND 
Watson, Charlotte (I32947)

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