Willard Memoir: Or, Life and Times of Major Simon Willard; with Notices of Three Generations of His Descendants, and Two Collateral Branches in the United States; Also, Some Account of the Name and Family in Europe from an Early Day

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Phillips, Sampson, 1858 - 470 pagina's
Simon Willard (1604-1676), the elder son of Richard Willard, was baptized April 1605 in Horsmonden, Kent County, England. Simon immigrated in 1634 from England to Cambridge, and in 1635 moved to Concord, Massachusetts. He married three times (once in England) and was father of nine sons. Descendants and related families lived in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and elsewhere in the United States. Others moved to Quebec, Nova Scotia, and elsewhere in Canada.

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Pagina 141 - This intricate worke no whit daunted these resolved servants of Christ to goe on with the worke in hand, but lying in the open aire, while the watery clouds poure down all the night season, and sometimes the driving Snow dissolving on their backs, they keep their wet cloathes warme with a continued fire, till the renewed morning give fresh opportunity of further travell; after they have thus found out a place of abode, they burrow themselves in the Earth for their first shelter...
Pagina 141 - Earth, standing stoutly to their labours, and teare up the Rootes and Bushes, which the first yeare beares them a very thin crop, till the soard of the Earth be rotten, and therefore they have been forced to cut their bread very thin for a long season. But the Lord is pleased to provide for them great store of Fish in the spring time, and especially Alewives about the bignesse of a Herring, many thousands of these, they used to put...
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Pagina 141 - Yet in these poor wigwams they sing psalmes, pray and praise their God, till they can provide them houses, which ordinarily was not wont to be with many till the earth, by the Lord's blessing, brought forth bread to feed them, their wives and little ones...
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