Tuesday, May 24, 2016

George Warren Geary of Newburport

Looking for more info on George W Geary and Family Especially Geary, JR career on State Police Any photos or information would be appreciated Thanks 

George Warren Geary was born in 1834 in Hudson, New York son of George W. Geary and Susan C Horn of Haverhill. Married June 3, 1837. Came to Newburyport
Son George W. Geary enlisted in the United States Marines in 1857 and re-enlisted in 1859. In the 1857 Muster of Marines he was a Corporal in Boston. In the 1860 Census he was living in Charlestown and listed his occupation as “Corporal of Marines.” In 1860 he was assigned aboard the USS Ohio and in 1864 he was living in Newburyport and filed his intentions to marry: “George W. Geary of Newburyport has manifested his intention of marriage with Jane B. Loring of Charlestown.” On June 9, 1864 George W. Geary married Jane Betsey Loring d. of John Hayes Loring and Betsey Lindsey of Yarmouth, Maine in Charlestown.   

In the 1865 Census they were living in Haverhill and both were employed as “Stiches.” In January 1870 he was appointed “City Marshal in Haverhill, and in the 1870 Census George and Jane were living in Haverhill and he listed his occupation as “City Marshal.” In 1870, Haverhill Constable Edward Howe arrested two brothers for a serious stabbing. On the following day, City Marshal Geary took the two suspects to the victim’s bedside where they were both identified. In 1873, while living in Haverhill, Massachusetts State Police Chief Constable George Washington Boynton of Georgetown appointed George Geary as a state police deputy constable for Berkshire County and assigned primarily to North Adams. Haverhill Constable Edward Howe was also appointed as a state police deputy constable in 1873 and he would later be appointed City Marshal in Haverhill in 1876. Constable Geary was on the state police roster in 1874 and 1875 and was active in alcohol seizures in Berkshire County. In the 1880 Census he was living in Henry, Sussex County, Virginia. In the 1910 Census George and Jane were living in Pleasant Hill Township, North Carolina. (Family Search.com) (Manual for the General Court) (Springfield Republican – May14, 1874) (Genealogybank.com) (Photo Courtesy of Captain Robert Pistone Haverhill Police Department – City Marshall George W. Geary top left in photo) (Salem Register – September 1, 1870) Brother Amos Horn Geary Born at Newburyport, Aug. 12th, 1839. Enlis. at Newburyport, mus. Aug. 11th, 1862, Priv. Co. B, 35th Reg. Mass. Inft., for 3 yrs. Disch. for disab. Dec. 21st, 1862. (See Naval Record.) Died at Newburyport, Jan. 3d, 1899, bur. Oak Hill. From The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865--George William Creasey

United States Marines on Guard Duty circa 1860

ADS for George W Geary in Newburyport, Massachusetts 

 OBIT Thursday, July 13, 1876 Boston Journal (Boston, Massachusetts) 

Massachusetts Reports, Volumes 109-110
The Grafters of America: Who They are and how They Work Clifton Rodman Wooldridge
Loring genealogy C.H. Pope

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Salisbury Massachusetts Fire Department

Love to id these men, but only labeled with one name John F Swett, son of Timothy Swett and Polly Osgood. born on December 1 1849, in Salisbury Point, Massachusetts. He was the husband of Fannie Ora Stearns, daughter of Charles Oliver Stearns and Adeline Eastman

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A letter written to W. H. B. Currier, of Amesbury, Mass.

From The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier: Old Portraits and Modern Sketches


Danvers, Mass., 9th Mo., 24, 1881

I regret that it is not in my power to join the citizens of Amesbury and Salisbury in the memorial services on the occasion of the death of our lamented President. But in heart and sympathy I am with you. I share the great sorrow which overshadows the land; I fully appreciate the irretrievable loss. But it seems to me that the occasion is one for thankfulness as well as grief.

Through all the stages of the solemn tragedy which has just closed with the death of our noblest and best, I have felt that the Divine Providence was overruling the mighty affliction,—that the patient sufferer at Washington was drawing with cords of sympathy all sections and parties nearer to each other. And now, when South and North, Democrat and Republican, Radical and Conservative, lift their voices in one unbroken accord of lamentation; when I see how, in spite of the greed of gain, the lust of office, the strifes and narrowness of party politics, the great heart of the nation proves sound and loyal, I feel a new hope for the republic, I have a firmer faith in its stability. It is said that no man liveth and no man dieth to himself; and the pure and noble life of Garfield, and his slow, long martyrdom, so bravely borne in view of all, are, I believe, bearing for us as a people "the peaceable fruits of righteousness." We are stronger, wiser, better, for them.

With him it is well. His mission fulfilled, he goes to his grave by the Lakeside honored and lamented as man never was before. The whole world mourns him. There is no speech nor language where the voice of his praise is not heard. About his grave gather, with heads uncovered, the vast brotherhood of man.

And with us it is well, also. We are nearer a united people than ever before. We are at peace with all; our future is full of promise; our industrial and financial condition is hopeful. God grant that, while our material interests prosper, the moral and spiritual influence of the occasion may be permanently felt; that the solemn sacrament of Sorrow, whereof we have been made partakers, may be blest to the promotion of the righteousness which exalteth a nation.

Captain John M Pettingell

John Mason Pettingell was son of Andrew Haskell Pettingell and Mary Nash
Grandson of Moses Pettingell and Mary Haskell.
Gr Grandson of Eleazer Pettingell and Sally Folsom Beckett
Gr Gr Grandson of  Moses Pettingell and Elizabeth Atkinson
Gr Gr Gr Grandson of  Nathaniel Pettingell and Margaret Richardson
Gr Gr Gr Gr Grandson of  Matthew Pettingill and Sarah Noyes
From A Pettingell Genealogy: Notes Concerning Those of the Name

J. M. Pettingell was married in June, as the following from The Bottom Traveller, relates:

"Miss Myrtle Van Wye, daughter of Mrs. Flora H. Van Wye, of Bradlee Court, Craigie Circuit, and John Mason Pettingell of 1 Ellsworth Park were married last evening at the home of the bride's mother. The Rev. Raymond Calkins, pastor of the First Congregational Church, performed the ceremony. The bride was attended by a group of young girls, members of her Sunday school class, and was given in marriage by her mother. The best man was Andrew F. Pettingell, a brother of the bridegroom. The bridegroom is a graduate of Technology in the Class of 1912 and the son of Mrs. Caroline F. and the late Capt. John M. Pettingell, of Newburyport. During the war he was an aviator, serving with the rank of second lieutenant in this country and France. He is a member of the firm of Carlson & Pettingell, combustion engineers. The bride is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, Class of 1914, with M. A. degree from Radcliffe in 1916. After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Pettingell will reside at 1200 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass."

Tuesday, June 25, 1901 Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) 

  • Technology Review, Volume 23
  • A Pettingell Genealogy: Notes Concerning Those of the Name
  • Richard Fowler, Sr. (1802-1881) of Newburyport, Massachusetts and his wife, Susanna Mary Currier (1803-1875); their ancestry and their descendants Laura K. Pettingell, John M. Pettingell
  • Boot and Shoe Recorder, Volume 30  
  • Boots and Shoes. Gossip Gathered among Local Dealers. and Manufacturers Saturday, March 14, 1891  
  • The Boston Almanac and Business Directory, Volume 57
  • Business Troubles. Closed by the Sheriff Saturday, May 9, 1896 Boston Journal
  • National Telephone Directory 1895
  • Annual Statics of Manufactures 1891
  • The Boot and Shoe Trade. How some Drummers Work up Trade-Items of Interest to Shoe Men Friday, June 13, 1890 Boston Journal

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

18C American Women: Paintings of 18th-Century American Families

 1729 John Smibert (American colonial era artist, 1688-1751). The Bermuda Group Family portraits are rare in early 18th century...to read more click link 18C American Women: Paintings of 18th-Century American Families:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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