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Kelton House Scrapbook

Looseleaf scrapbook begins with a letter from Joseph Gromacki (a trustee of Historic Deerfield) of Chicago, Illinois to Charles Brown. Mr. Gromacki now owns the former Kelton House, a colonial saltbox Warwick house which was dismantled in the early 1970's and moved and reconstructed to a site in rural Wisconsin. He bought the house from a man who had bought it from Amos Alexander. He describes how he has restored the house, has enclosed many photographs of both the exterior (with beautiful landscaping and gardens) and interior (with fine period furniture and decorative arts) and asks Mr. Brown for further information about the house and the Kelton family.
The scrapbook includes a 3 page history of the Kelton House, photographs of the house in Warwick, the current photographs, and the notes from Brown regarding the Moses-Kelton Cemetery and genealogical material on the Kelton Family. Inserted within the front cover is a 44 page Kelton House Farm guide published in 2011 by Gromacki with information about the Kelton family and details on the seventeenth and early eighteenth century American furniture and artwork. It concludes with an invitation to visit to gain an
"enhanced appreciation for the colonial period of our American history."

Donated by: 
Charles L. Brown, Jr.
Donation date: 
2012-09-19

Lawson, Long, Morse and Lyman Family Histories

A large looseleaf scrapbook/album containing the genealogies of Archibald Lawson, Stephen Long, Thomas Morse and Richard Lyman. Full documentation is included to show birth, marriage, death dates from their birth in Ireland and England, immigration to America, various places they lived, and their relationship to Lois Goldsbury Macy, the compiler. Lois includes her application for membership to the National Society of Daughters of American Revolution and the Winthrop Society. Lois notes "included in this genealogy are the pedigrees of the Lambert and de Umfreville families who left Normandy for England in 1066 with their kinsman, William the Conqueror!...we are direct descendants from Malcolm III, King of Scotland....one has to be descended from somebody and it might as well be glamorous ones such as conquerors, knights and kings."

Donated by: 
Lois Goldsbury Macy
Donation date: 
2012/08/12

Dwight, King, Phillips, Plumb, Pomeroy, Pond, Wigglesworth, Woodford, Woodward families

Scrapbook compiled by Lois Goldsbury Macy concerning the Dwight, King, Phillips, Plumb, Pomery, Pond, Wigglesworth, Woodford, and Woodward families.
- The Dwight portion of the scrapbook includes the following: History of the Descendants of John Dwight, Dedham, MA. John Dwight, yeoman, came to Watertown, MA in 1635. He later moved to Dedham where he was a pioneer, a farmer, a town officer. He married Hannah who died in 1656 and he then married Elizabeth who was the widow successively of Thomas Thaxter and William Ripley. John Dwight died in 1660, leaving wife Elizabeth, son Timothy and daughter Hannah Whiting, Mary Phillips, and Sarah Reynolds.
- The King portion of the scrapbook includes the following: Material taken from The History of Northampton by James Trumbull, Vol. I, 1898. John King (1629-1703) attends first meeting of planters, approves petition for a minister, contributes land and signs church covenant, a tanner, helps build a mill, agrees to maintain a bridge to mill, saw mill privilege granted, member of committee on military affairs, signs petition for garrison, selectman in 1675, on committee to re-establish highways, committee on Springfield boundary, delegate to General Court, brings order to re-organize militia, confirmed as lieutenant, committee to lay out fortifications, writes to government about Indian near Deerfield, petitions court for fairer division of plunder, overseer of poor, goes with a scouting party, subscription to Harvard College, in Fall fight (Turners Falls).
- The Phillips portion of the scrapbook includes the following: Note at beginning of section Elizabeth Phillips married to Benjamin Sweetzer. In the Success Magazine, November 1910 edition published by The Success Company, New York the feature article in “The story of Wendell Phillips.” The following material taken from A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England showing three generations of those who came to America before May 1692 by James Savage, Vol III, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore. Henry Phillips, Dedham proprietor 1637, moved to Boston 1656, married Mary Dwight, his third wife, daughter of John Dwight in 1653. Fathered several children, one of whom was Elizabeth born 1672.
Following taken from The Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope, published by Charles H. Pope, Boston, MA, 1900. Same information re Henry Phillips as above. Additional information – Henry was a Town Officer and a butcher by trade. From Third supplement to Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Melinde Lutz Sanborn: Henry Phillips and Mary Dwight married June 24, 1653.
- The Plumb portion of scrapbook includes the following: Material taken from New England Marriage Prior to 1700. John Plumb (1594-1648) and Dorothy? (b 1616-) in England; came to Dorchester, to Brandford, CT and then to Wethersfield, CT. Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 compiled by Frank R. Holmes, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1964. Robert Plum – the name Norman-French origin, family traced to Robertus Plume appears in 1180 in The Great Roll of Normandy accompanied by that of Robert Plome. John, shipowner, son of a Robert Plumb, moved from Dorchester, MA to Wethersfield, CT where he died. Taken from A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, by James Savage, Vol. III, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1861. Plumbe, or Plum, John – same material as above. John’s will was probate d August 1, 1648. It is not known where he first landed in America. Dorcas Plumb (born 1635 – daughter of John at Wethersfield, CT – died at Northampton, MA April 21, 1725. One January 12, 1654 or 65, Dorcas married Lieutenant John Lyman, son of Richard Lyman (1580-1640/1) and Sarah at Branfield, CT. John Lyman born 1623 at High Ongar, Essex – died at Northampton, MA 1690. John Lyman came on the Lion with his father. After the birth of Elizabeth (daughter of Dorcas & John) they moved to Northampton where John was in command of the Northampton soldiers in the Falls fight (Turner Falls), May 18, 1676. The following from The American Genealogist: Grace (only daughter and heir of Thomas Crackbone) baptized May 7, 1564 married Robert Plumb December 14, 1584. Grace Crackbone died July 21, 1615 and her son Robert, age 28 received a manor which Graced owned. The records indicate that the wife of this Robert was Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Alice Purcas. In The Great Migration Newsletter’s article on Recent Literature, a book entitled John Plumb of CT gives information on the family of Grace Crackbone, mother of the immigrant John, by identifying Grace’s mother and adding a generation or two to the Crackbone line and there is a section on Purcas of Great Yeldman, Essex, and family of the wife of John Plumb’s paternal grandfather. John Plumb and Samuel Symonds were first cousins, both being grandsons of Robert and Elizabeth (Purcas) Plumb. A copy of Supplemental Application (and supporting documentation) of Louis Goldsbury Macy for Jane Means Appleton (wife of Franklin Pierce) tracing connection through Robert Plumb, married to Elizabeth Purcas.
- Pomeroy portion of the scrapbook includes the following: Material from The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1629-1633 Vol. III. Eltweed Pomeroy, born Somershire, migrated to America 1632, first residence Dorchester, moved to Windsor, CT 1636. Eltweed Pomeroy baptized in Dorsetshire, July 4, 1585, son of Richard Pomerye. The ancestry of Eltweed Pomeroy beyond his father Richard remains unknown. Eltweed died in Northampton March 1673 intestate. His son Medad Pomeroy was made administrator of his father’s estate. Eltweed fathered two children (Dinah and Elizabeth) by his first wife and eight children (Eldad, Mary, John, Medad, Caleb, Mercy, Joshua, Joseph) by his second wife – Margery Rockett. Eltweed was a freeman, a Dorchester selectman, Dorchester constable, in CT he was one of four men chosen to determine the price or rate that any weaver in the said town shall receive by the year. From New England Families Genealogical and Memorial by William Richard Cutter, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1915. Eltweed was one of the founders of the town of Dorchester. In 1636/37, he moved to Windsor, CT where he became a prominent citizen and in 1671 he went to Northampton, MA to live with his son Medad and died there in 1672. Eltweed Pomeroy was ancestor of all the early families of Pomeroy and Pomroy in New England. From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700: Pomeroy, Pomroy, Pummery, Pumry from French Pomme-roi, a kind of apple. Family name probably given to a gardener for his skill in raising that kind of apple or for a place where such were raised. Radolphus (Ralf or Ralph de Pomeroy) came to England with William the Conqueror. From The History of Northampton, MA From Its Settlement in 1654 by James Russell Trumbull, Vol. I, 1898. Several of the most influential citizens of Northampton were Dorchester Men. Medad Pomeroy was a blacksmith and was honored and respected during his long years of residence in Northampton and held many offices of trust and responsibility. In some years, he held not less than six important town offices at the same time. He was also employed in the settlement of estates. Medad had a license to sell wine for the stomach’s sake and this was considered an act of charity on his part. Eldad, Caleb and Joshua, brothers of Medad also settled in Northampton. Eltweed was a gunsmith and taught his son Medad the trade of blacksmith and this trade was continued in the family for seven generations. Medad was married three times and was the father of twelve children. His first wife whom he married in 1661 was Experience, the daughter of Henry Woodward, one of the early settlers of Northampton. A grandson of Medad’s. Gen. Seth Pomeroy was a Revolutionary Patriot. Medad died December 30, 1716. age 79. He left his homestead to his son Ebenezer who was one of the leading citizens of Northampton. From New England Marriage Prior to 1700: Ebenezer Pomeroy (1661-1754) and Sarah King (1671-1747) married 1692 in Northampton. Eltweed Pomeroy and 2nd wife Margery or Mary Rockett in 1629 Erewhorne, England and moved to Dorchester and then to Windsor. Medad Pomeroy (1638-1716) and Experience Woodward (?-1686) Northampton, moved to Deerfield. Copy of Birth Certificate for Thankful Pomeroy (July 15, 1712), daughter of Ebenezer Pomeroy and Sarah (last name King is penciled in) in Northampton. A note attached to birth certificate states that Gad Lyman (1713-1791) married Thankful Pomeroy (1712-1790) in 1738. From Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1690-1780: Ebenezer Pomeroy (1669-1754) was a member of the House of Representatives, councilman, selectman, moderator, Hampton County Sheriff, major, gunsmith, farmer. From A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Families of New England is a page of Lyman genealogy. John Lyman was born in Northampton and he kept a public house. He married Mindwell Pomeroy, daughter of Mary Woodford Sheldon of Northampton and widow of John Pomeroy, April 19, 1687. John Lyman was the father of ten children, the last of whom was Gad Lyman who married Thankful Pomeroy. From A History of the Town of Dorchester a list of the first settlers of the town includes Eltweed Pomeroy.
- The Pond portion of the scrapbook includes the following: From the History of Franklin, MA. Daniel, immigrant ancestor of all the Ponds in Franklin appears first in Dedham 1652; bought lands in Wrentham 1663 on which some of his sons settled. He married, first Abigail, daughter of Edward Shepard of Cambridge; second wife Ann Edwards who died June 6, 1732, aged about 92. Daniel died in Dedham, February 4, 1698. He fathered thirteen children, one of whom was Robert Pond who married Joanna Lawrence and their daughter Eunice Pond married John Goldsbury. Their son, John Goldsbury born in Wrentham 1728 married Abigail Metcalf. This John Goldsbury died in Warwick July 26, 1802. A copy of Supplemental Application (and supporting documentation) of Lois Goldsbury Macy for Martha Devotion (wife of Samuel Huntinton,4th President of the Continental Congress of the United States of America and 1st President of the United States of America Congress Assembled) tracing connection through the marriage of Lt. Daniel Pond to Ann Edwards. From A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond and His Descendants by Edward Doubleday Harris, Boston, William Parsons Lunt,1873. Of Daniel who settled in Dedham in 1652, the names of his parents and his birthplace is unknown. Daniel was a member of Dedham Church, was a selectman of Dedham and was a lieutenant in the militia. When a portion of Dedham became the township of Wrentham, Daniel bought real estate there, and was present at a meeting of the proprietors of the new town held on January 15, 1671. Daniel probably never lived in Wrentham, but his older sons took up his land and settled there. Robert Pond, son of Daniel was born at Dedham, August 5, 1667. He was a house carpenter, and in deeds is called captain. He owned lands in Wrentham and by subsequent grants he became the possessor of a very considerable estate and lived to the age of 83. Robert’s daughter, Eunice, married John Goldsbury on June 2, 1727. A chart titled Partial Genealogy of Robert Pond (167?) Family as it directly descends of the Leggee genealogy. The chart partially includes Cheever, Farington, Gillmore information. Pages from History of Franklin contain materials stated above, Daniel to Robert to Eunice who married John Goldsbury. Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691-1780, New England Marriage Prior to 1700, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlement of New England, Vital Records of Wrentham to the Year 1850, Vital Records of Dedham, MA 1635-1845, The History of Medway, MA 1715-1885 contain information as above, either when Daniel first appeared in the records or listing of marriages. From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 Robert Pond died at Dorchester, MA 1637, no male issue.
- Wigglesworth portion of scrapbook includes the following: From New England Marriages Prior to 1700: Edward Wigglesworth (1604-1653) and (?Esther Raynor?/?Hester Middlebrook?) in England; came to Charlestown and then Malden. Edward Wigglesworth in MA 1638, then to New Haven 1638. Daughter Abigail was baptized December 1640. Edward died in 1653, age 49, and left his estate to his son Michael, daughter Abigail and wife Esther. From The Pioneers of Massachusetts: Edward Wigglesworth in Charlestown 1638, then moved to New Haven. His son Michael graduated from Harvard College in 1651, and became the eminent preacher of the church of Malden, author of the poem, “The Day of Doom.” From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: Abigail, daughter of Edward Wigglesworth baptized 1640. From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register re Rev. Michael Wigglesworth. Edward Wigglesworth, Michael’s father was one of those resolute Puritans who with their families found an asylum where they could enjoy their religion without molestation in what was then the New England wilderness and in Autobiography by Rev. Michael Wigglesworth interesting picture of life of early settlers and religious ideas. Ahnentafel for Sanford Ballard Dole, President of the Republic of Hawaii. Edward Wigglesworth baptized August 6, 1603 in Scotlon, Lines, England and died October 1, 1653 New Haven, CT. A handwritten note on the botton of Ahnentafel for Sanford Dole says; “His (Edward Wigglesworth) daughter , Abigail Wigglesworth, married Benjamin Sweetser who was the great, great, great grandfather of Miranda Sweetser of Athol who married James Goldsbury of Warwick, MA.
- Woodford portion of scrapbook includes the following: From the Great Migration Begins, Immigrant to New England 1620-1633. Thomas Woodford origin unknown, migrated 1632 on William & Francis, first resided in Roxbury, moved to Hartford 1636 and Northampton 1656. He married Mary Blott – date not given. Children: Mary, Hannah, Sarah. Named a freeman March 4, 1634/5.
- Woodward portion of scrapbook includes the following: A copy of Supplemental Application of Lois Ann Goldsbury Macy for President George Washington (and sources of lineage for George Washington) tracing connection through Richard Coles. From Ancestors of American Presidents 2009 Edition traces a connection for Lois Goldsbury Macy to Bess Wallace and then through Bess’ marriage to Harry S. Truman through Henry Woodward who married Elizabeth, whose daughter Experience Woodward married Medad Pomeroy and their daughter Thankful Pomeroy married Gad Lyman and down to Lois Goldsbury Macy and John Strong married Abigail Ford whose descendant Ebenezer Clark married Eunice Pomeroy and down to Bess Wallace Truman. An addition connection to Bess W. Truman can be made through Thomas Woodford who married Mary Blott whose daughter Mary married Jesse Sheldon and their daughter Mindwell Sheldon married John Lyman, Jr. (and at this point Gad Lyman married Thankful Pomeroy and their son John Lyman III married Abigail Moseley and their daughter Mindwell Lyman married Ebenezer Pomeroy III and down to both Lois Goldsbury Macy and Bess Wallace to Harry S. Truman. A connection between Lois Goldsbury Macy and Lady Diana Spencer and H.R.H. Prince William and H.R.H. Prince Henry can be made through the Woodford/Woodward lines. From New England Families the surname Woodward is derived from wood and ward meaning guardian of the wood. The name LeWodeward first appears in the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The family lived in Bedferdshire and Upton, England. Henry, son of Thomas Woodward was born in England, March 22, 1607. He came to America in the company that followed Rev. Richard Mather. They landed at Dorchester, from the ship James. Henry remained in Dorchester until 1660 when he went to Northampton. He died April 7, 1685 from an accident in a grist mill. His wife Elizabeth died August 13, 1690. His daughter Experience married Medad Pomeroy. From The History of Northampton: one of the Dorchester men, commissioner, juryman, a founder of the church in Northampton, appointed to keep a tavern, quarter master of Hampshire Troop, committee to survey county road, first road to grist mill though his lot. “Henry Woodward brought new life and energy to the enfeebled town (Northampton).”

Donated by: 
Lois Goldsbury Macy
Donation date: 
2012-08-12

Mary Wells Smith Old Home Day Address; Fisher, Whiting, Lovell, Channon, Metcalf families; Origin of Goldsbury name; Samuel Goldsbury, Loyalist

Scrapbook compiled by Lois Goldsbury Macy. Scrapbook contains among other things, Old Home Day Address given by Mary Wells Smith; material on the Fisher, Whiting, Lovell, Channon, and Metcalf families; Origin of Goldsbuy Name; Samuel Goldsbury, Loyalist
- Address by Mary Wells Smith, “Some Notable Warwick Women” given on Warwick Old Day August 15, 1907. Mary Wells Smith speaks of women she has known, but they are representative of Warwick Women and is a history of the time. Women mentioned in address: Mrs. Jerusha Goldsbury; Tryphena Goldsbury Smith (2nd wife of Rev. Preserved Smith); Eunice Wells Smith Moors (daughter of Tryphena and Rev. Smith); Beebe Mann Richmond (1st wife of Rev. Preserved Smith); Sarah Richmond Smith Drury (daughter of Beebe M. Richmond and Rev. Preserved Smith); Hannah Rawson (1st teacher in Warwick 1768); Patience Bancroft (another early Warwick teacher), the Pomeroy girls; the six Mayo girls (daughters of Deacon Caleb Mayo); Maria M. Stevens; Experience Wheelock Sibley; Rhoda Wheelock; Squire Russell’s daughters – Mrs. Mary Ann Dean, Mrs. Julia A. Davis, Mrs. Esther Whitney; Martha Blake (daughter of Jonathan Blake); Mary Blake Clapp (sister of Jonathan Blake); Martha Clapp (daughter of Mary Blake Clapp) –she and her sisters presented the town with the town clock); Miss Sarah Ball and her half sister Mrs. Edward Mayo; Mary A. Reed; Ellen Hatch – who became a teacher in Ohio, married William Windom who later became a member of James Garfield’s cabinet; Maria Manning who became a missionary to Inida; Susan E. Barber; Harriet Bowman; Mrs. Helen Witherell Hastings; Mrs. Experience Fisk (sister of Col. Wheelock) who gave the town a track of land for the cemetery; Mrs. M. A. McKim, Mrs. E. C. Sibley, Miss Sarah Ball; Frances M. Chesbro. Mary Wells Smith credits the line of notable Warwick women to the fact that Warwick was settled by the “best families of Roxbury.”
- Excerpts from Memorials of the Goldesborough Family,Collected, Collated and Compiled by Albert Goldsbrough, 1930. Printed by Ed. J. Burrow & Company, London. Article covers the following: The Parish, Township & Manor; The Church; Addenda to the Shrewton Branch and the Ipswich Branch, co. Suffolk; Goldsbury of Massachusetts, U.S.A.
- Copies of two letters from a James Goldsbury in England to John Goldsbury (one letter dated February 17, 1965). James Goldsbury of England is attempting to trace his family history. Concrete records start about 1130 concerning the Goldsboroughs, settled at Goldsborough, Yorks.
- Chart of the Ebenzer Fisher family.
- Chart from Nova Scotia Vital Statistics of Samuel Goldsbury and wife Rhoda Partridge. Samuel Goldsbury was a Loyalist during the Revolutionary War and resettled in Nova Scotia.
- Material on Mary Goldsbury, born in Bellingham, MA June 3, 1754 ; married Rev. Samuel Whiting, buried in Bellows Falls, VT where her husband was minister for 36 years. Material follows on the Whiting family.
- Three postcards of the exterior and interior of the church in Rockingham, where Rev. Samuel Whiting was minister.
- Program for the pilgrimage commemorating the 195th anniversary of the Old Rickingham Meeting House and First Church (August 1, 1982). The building was erected in 1787 and served 42 years as a place of worship. Town meetings were held there until 1869.
- Six pages of family genealogy on the Lovell family (Elijah Lovell who married Abigail Goldsbury, Christopher Lovell – son of Elijah and Abigail, Lewis Christopher Lovell (son of Christopher Lovell), Leverett Lovell (son of Lewis), Lewis Christopher Lovell (son of Leverett Lovell), Leverett Charles Lovell (son of Lewis Christopher Lovell).
- Genealogy of Mary Long Goldsbury who married Irving Monroe Channon and their nine children.
- Copy of letter from Mrs. I. M. Channon (Mary Long Goldsbury was the daughter of James and Mary Long Goldsbury), dated September 4, 1894 and speaks of their missionary work in Micronesia.
- Several pages of material on Harlan Paul Metcalf, born June 25, 1867 at Elyria, Ohio, died in Warwick, May 11, 1936. He married Czarina Hamilton Goldsbury, daughter of James Goldsbury who after the death of her husband spent her summers in Warwick. She died in Gardner, August 17, 1949. Continues with Harlan Goldsbury Metcalf, born July 29, 1899 Elyria, Ohio who married Margaret Wyer – had 2 children, Harlan James Metcalf and Ethel Long Metcalf Curtis and continues down the line to children born in 1964.
- Newspaper clipping of Craig Janney (one of the line from Harlan Paul Metcalf) and his success as a Boston College ice hockey player, a member of the US Olympic Team to a Boston Bruin.
- Two additional pages of newspaper clippings (1988): Bruins signed Janney to a multiyear contract, Jenney center stage, and a picture of Jenney on the sidelines with an injury.
- Handwritten chart showing Craig Janney – son of Harlan Thomas Janney who was son of Esther Williams Metcalf and Richard Janney. Esther Metcalf was daughter of Czaria Goldsbury and Rev. Harlan P. Metcal and back to John Goldsbury who settled in Warwick 1770 or 1771.
- Three pages of documentation for the “Who was James Goldsbury).
- A paper entitled The Goldsbury Family by Carroll Fenwick, Jr. on the occasion of the dedication of a granite plaque on the site of the William Goldsbury home in Barre, VT June 7, 1969. This is not only a history of the Goldsbury family but of the early days of America.

Donated by: 
Lois Goldsbury Macy
Donation date: 
2012-08-12

Warwick - Miscellaneous Information

Scrapbook compiled by Lois Goldsbury Macy
- Copy of an article from Wikipedia – “Warwick, Massachusetts” Country - United States; State – Massachusetts; County – Franklin; Settled – 1739; Incorporated 1763. Article continues with geography, demographics, history, government, area, elevation, population, etc. Township of Warwick granted by the Province of Massachusetts Bay on June 19, 1735. One of the townships given to descendants of men who had taken part in the disastrous expedition to Canada under Sir. Wm. Phipps in 1690. Captain Joseph Williams, of Roxbury, Lois Goldsbury Macy’s 5th great grandfather was one of the proprietors who secured a grant in Warwick.
- Post card from Warwick, England with Warwick Castle in the background.
- Copy of article from “History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II” by Louis H. Everts, 1879. Warwick – early settlement.
- Copy of page from Quarterly Magazine of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society with a notice of books recently published – “Warwick, Massachusetts and Its People”, by Charles A. Morse with Ed Hawes. 2004. A collection of local folklore and stories, beginning with the conflict between Tory ministers and the Patriots of Warwick and surrounding towns.
- Photocopies of two pictures: 1.Town Hall with Inn in background, 2. First Old Home Day, 1895.
- A series of copies of articles from varying sources: Birth of Warwick (Feb. 17, 1763, the town to be called Warwick, was incorporated; Religion has Historic Mark (The story of Warwick’s religious organizations); Education Had a Start Nearly 200 Years Ago (In 1768, Warwick decided it was time to provide education for its youngsters. The annual town meeting that year brought up the matter of schools for the first time and voted 10 pounds to support a “moving” school for part of the year. The town to be divided into four school wards. In the 1800s “many of the more prominent citizens sent their children to either New Salem or Deerfield Academies after graduation from the district schools”. Article continues to Warwick’s approving a regional school district on May 25, 1954.); From Business Boom to “Bedroom Town” (One of the first industries in Warwick was a corn mill built by Capt. David Ayres in 1761. Some of the early industries were sawmills, farming, gin mill operation, storekeeping, blacksmithing, glass manufacturing (not successful), tanneries, factory manufacturing cards used in the wool and flax industries, glue factory, boot factory, shingle factory, chair shops, box factory. “Progress” passed Warwick by mainly due to its rugged terrain.); Familiar Places (article has pictures of the Town Hall and the Public Library and touches on the history of the library, fire station, post office, Moores Pond, Flower Hill, and Rum Brook.); Probably From Same Family Tree (The man who in 1736 laid out the township called Gardener’s Canada – Warwick – was Nathaniel Kellogg of Hadley. William Kellogg who founded the Kellogg Cereal Company in Michigan was a descendant of Nathaniel Kellogg.); Center of Village Life (Picture and history of the Warwick Inn beginning in 1827 when Samuel Fay opened a tavern. The first stage from Brattleboro stopped at the new tavern on December 15, 1827.); Men of Distinction (James Ball, Rev. John Goldsbury, Dr. Samuel French, Hervey Barber, Samuel Hastings, Jeduthan Morse, Dr. Medad Pomeroy, Moses Leonard, William Cobb, Rev. Samuel Reed, the Rich brothers, Jonathan Blake, Lemuel Wheelock – “influential, wealthy, widely disliked landowner, money lender, businessman”, Captain Arlon Atherton, George M. Wheeler, George Shepardson, Dr. Paul Gokldsbury, Lee J. Dresser, Ernest Prouty.) One of Warwick’s Oldest Families Has Only One Member Living There (Warwick cemetery has stones marking 24 members of Goldsbury family – one of founding families of Warwick. Dr. Paul Goldsbury (1951) is the remaining Warwick resident. A nephew of Dr. Paul, John Goldsbury – father of Lois Goldsbury Mach - has a cabin on the Orange Road where he and Mrs. Goldsbury spend week-ends and vacations.) Warwick 200 Years Old – Typical Hill-Town Publishes Its Story (Town appropriated $2000 to mark its 200th anniversary by publishing its biography written by Charles A. Morse. “The story of our town in but an example of the story of many other towns that were created under similar conditions and faced similar problems.”) Original and copy of article by Charles A. Morse on Dr. Pomeroy vs. Shay’s Rebellion.)
- Page from November 2008 Warwick Community Newsletter with article by Ted Cady outlining Warwick Population Trends 1930 – 2000.
- A typewritten list of The Proprietors’ Records of Gardner’s Canada From 1736-1771.
- Copies of the original Proprietors’ Records of Gardner’s Canada from 1736-1771. Handwritten note on copy “This book is in the town clerk’s office in Warwick. The book was copied from the original record book which is also in the Warwick Town Hall.”
- A newspaper article on Warwick Old Hone Day. Since the speech on Some Notable Warwick Women by Mrs. Mary P. Wells Smith was given, the article probably comes from a 1907 newspaper. The newspaper article is in very fragile condition.
- Copy of Roster of the Expedition of 1690 to Canada in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1945, Volume XCIX published by the Society at the Robert Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms, Boston. One of those on list of grantees was Samuel Fisher of Wrentham, eldest male heir to Samuel Metcalf.
- Material referring to disposition of The Barnard Fisher Estate, Warwick.
- Letter to Mr. John Goldsbury dated March 11, 1971 “enclosing blueprints of what was filed and two copies of The Proprietors Plan of Warwick” from F. Deane Avery Associates. There does not seem to be any blueprints or proprietors plans in file.
- Handwritten notes (Lois Goldsbury Macy and John Goldsbury) concerning parcels of land belonging to the Fisher, Pulcifer, Goldsbury families.
- Copy of will of Mary Grace Goldsbury (mother of John Goldsbury). Among her bequeaths she leaves to her granddaughter, Lois Ann Goldsbury her monogram watch, Bible and the books in her library. To her son, she leaves her entire interest in the real estate in Warwick.
- Copy of will of Ann B. C. Pulcifer – sister of Mary Grace Goldsbury – the sister owned property jointly. Among her bequeaths she leaves ½ of her estate (minus an amount of money and furniture given to her step-daughter) to her nephew John Goldsbury in trust for the benefit of her husband, Louis B. Pulcifer and on his death the whole to go to John Goldsbury.
- Copy of a notice given to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Lois Ann Macy, executrix of the estate of John Goldsbury disclaiming her rights and interest in the parcel of land known as the West Lot (description of same enclosed).
- Copy of letter dated April 12, 2012 to Lois Macy from Martha Kitchen on behalf of the Warwick Historical Society concerning a water-color of the Fay Tavern Beehive which burned in 1896. Copy of answer to same from Lois Macy. A map drawn by John Goldsbury showing the old well, source of water to pipe line which brought water to the Beehive. In digging a ditch to keep water from his driveway, John Goldsbury dug up a hollow log which was part of the hollow logs which brought water to the Beehive. The log dug up by John Goldsbury is now is the Warwick Historical Society.
- Information on the Trinitarian Congregational Church Organ. When the old Trinitarian Congregational Church was torn down in 1929 the organ, silver plate coffee/tea service, Sunday School attendance book, an old pew and the church covenant were kept in the Barnard Fisher/Goldsbury/Pulcifer house for safe-keeping. The organ, pew, coffee/tea service, and attendance book were given to the Metcalf Chapel. The original covenant is in the Harvard University archives.
- Program for the 175th Anniversary of the Trinitarian Congregational Church of Warwick, August 29, 2004
- Copy of Warwick Cemetery stone by stone. USGENWEB archives. (When you reach the section of stones beginning with the letter M, there is a copy of a newspaper article re Woman Facing Arson Charges – Sharon L. Matthews).
- “The Trinitarian Congregational Church of Warwick, MA 1829-1979 by Charles A. Morse.
- Page from the Warwick Community Newsletter dated December 2007. Letter from Dan Dibble, Trinitarian Congregational Church listing and thanking those involved in community-building activities in Warwick: The Planning Board, The Building & Energy Committee, The Warwick-L & Warwick Online Website, The Warwick Cultural Council & The Warwick Arts Council, The Historical Society, Council on Aging, The Women’s Guild, Suppers & Breakfasts, The Warwick Newletter, Athol-Orange Family Inn, Franklin County Community Meals Program & Orange Food Pantry, Franklin Emergency Shelter, Western Ma Good Bank, Senior Meal Site.
- Brochure for The Warwick Inn, Bed and Breakfast and available for weddings, banquets, other private functions, etc.
- Two pages of copies of Warwick pictures; Rte 78 looking south – Bass house on right side of picture; Ohlson House in foreground, Unitarian Church left background, school in right background; Mt. Grace, Unitarian Church and School along Rte 78; Goldsbury/Pulcifer field and apple trees, former Congregational Church on the right, Unitarian Church can be seen further to the left; Millstone in the center of Warwick; Congregational Church later torn down; F.O. Bennett’s stage; Metcalf Chapel.
- Copy of photograph of the Stevens Farm, c.1880 showing outbuildings and barns.
- Copy of page dated August 18, 1940 from Guest Book of the Old Red House (Stevens Farm) with signatures including John and Inez Goldsbury.
- Copy of page from Joseph Stevens Account Book 1850.
- Handwritten notes (Charles A. Morse) re boundaries and land where the Congregational Church stood.
- Memorial Day Service Programs from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Donated by: 
Lois Goldsbury Macy
Donation date: 
2012-08-12

The Goldsbury Family - Generations III, IV, V, and VI

Scrapbook – material compiled by Lois Goldsbury Macy
- Article “You May Have More Connections Than You Think!” By James Raywelt.
- Genealogy chart beginning with John Goldsbury from England 1700-1775 married to Eunice Pond 1708-1792 in Franklin, MA. (Generation I). Capt. John Goldsbury 1728-1802 buried in Warwick Cemetery married to Abigail Metcalf 1735-1823 buried in Warwick Cemeter. Down to James Goldsbury 1757-1814 married to Jerusha Williams 1774-1848 both buried in Warwick. To James Goldsbury 1797-1898 married to Miranda Sweetzer 1804-1891 both buried in Warwick. James Goldsbury 1833-1899 married to Mary Rosalind Long 1834-1915. Dr. James Goldsbury 1860-1893 died in China married to Mary Grace Fisher 1860-1954 buried in Warwick. John Goldsbury 1893-1986 married to Inez May Jameson 1892-1976 both buried in Warwick. Lois Ann Goldsbury 1927- married to Thomas White Macy 1928-.
- Short article on determining degree one is a cousin to another.
- A section on Mary, Eunice, Abigail, and Caroline Goldsbury (daughters of Capt. John Goldsbury and Abigail Metcalf) includes the following: Mary Goldsbury born in Bellingham, MA on June 3, 1754 and died August 7, 1799 and is buried with her husband Rev. Samuel Whiting and her five children in Rockingham (Bellows Falls) Vermont. Program for the 76th annual Pilgrimage commemoration of the 195th anniversary of the Old Rockingham Meeting House, August 1, 1982. A small brochure “The Old Rockingham Meeting House erected 1787 and The First Church in Rockingham, VT 1733-1840.” Three post cards of the Old Rockingham Meeting House, exterior and interior. Abigail Goldsbury born March 17, 1761 in Bellingham, MA married Elijah Lovell in Rockingham, VT. Several letters from Elisabeth Lovell Bowman both giving and requesting information on the Goldsbury family. Chart on Christopher Lovell 1785-1863, Rockingham, VT son of Elijah Lovell and Abigail Goldsbury and married Phoebe Marsh and fathered 11 children. To Lewis Christopher Lovell 1817-1885, Rockingham, VT- son of Christopher and Phoebe – married Louisa Maria Wilson and fathered 4 children by Louisa, 5 children by 2nd wife, and 1 child by 3rd wife. To Leverett Timothy Lovell 1841-1913 Rockingham, VT, son of Louisa and Christopher, married to Amine Putnam and fathered 3 children. To Lewis Christopher Lovell 1867-1934 Rockingham, VT, son of Leverett and Amine, married Mamie Gaugh and fathered 5 children. To Leverett Charles Lovell 1889-1983, born Rockingham, VT and died Ludlow, VT, son of Lewis Christopher and Maria Gaugh, married to Frances LeBourveau Stockwell and fathered 5 children, one of whom is Elisabeth Gaugh, now living in Toms River, NJ, who has corresponded with John Goldsbury. Note to Lois from Elisabeth Gaugh Bowman. Several friendly letters from Elisabeth to Lois. Notice from Elisabeth that she has published Alexander Lovell Genealogy – The Ancestors and Descendants of Alexander Lovell of Medford, Massachusetts 1619-1709. Last letter, a Christmas letter in 2004. Caroline Goldsbury married Ezra Parker.
- Several pages on The Goldsbury Family and Its Connections: The Sweetser Family. Genealogical Records from Scott Bible. Miranda Sweetser married James Goldsbury. “Most of the heirs of Ann Maria Goldsbury, who died in 1920, the daughter of James and Miranda signed off their interest in the house. Ann Maria’s borther, James (who married Mary Rosaline Long of Shelburne) lived in Minneapolis, Minn, and had no need of the Warwick house. His children, Dr. James (no longer living – therefore John Goldsbury was one of the heirs), also Dr. Paul, Mary Long Goldsbury Channon, Royal Sweetser Goldsbury, Czarina Goldsbury Metcalf, John Goldsbury, and Joseph Goldsbury were heirs. Royal took the responsibility of seeing taxes were paid and the house maintained. Royal lived in PA, never lived in Warwick. His brother, Dr. Paul lived there a number of years, and Rena Metcalf Goldsbury (Royal’s sister) and her husband Rev. Harlan Metcalf retired there. Religious services were held in the Goldsbury and Francis homesteads and the Pulcifer barn. After Harlan’s death in 1936, the house of Rev. Preserved Smith, on the Athol Road, was purchased, converted into a chapel and named the Metcalf Memorial Chapel in honor of Harlan Metcalf. The Scott Bible contained marriages from Samuel Sweetser to Hannah Moore in 1792 to the last birth noted Lillie Sweetser in 1847 and the last death recorded is Frederick Jones in 1887.
- Chart on Ebenezer L. Barnard, born 1805, married to Caroline Sweetser, daughter of Samuel Sweetser and Hannah Moore, born 1814. They had 4 children, all born in Massachusetts.
- Copy of obituary of Abby M. Wood, native of Athol, MA.
- Excerpts from “Athol, Past and Present by Lilley B. Caswell. The Sweetser family during the first half of the 1800s was one of the most prominent families of Athol. Samuel Sweetser, son of Philip and Sarah Richardson Sweetser, was born in Leominster in 1764, married Hannah Moore. He kept a store in Warwick for a year or two, and then moved to Athol, where he bought a tavern. In 1802 he sold the tavern and devoted his energies to grazing and cattle raising, owning large farms and pastures in Athol, Royalston, Wendell, Petersham, Northfield, Heath and Warwick. He drove great numbers of cattle to the Brighton market. Mr. Sweetser was kind and generous to the poor and unfortunate. The Sweetsers had 9 children, one of whom was The Abby Wood whose obituary is in this notebook. Another daughter was Miranda born 1804 and married James Goldsbury of Warwick. Picture of sampler made by Mary (Polly) Sweetser.
- Spreadsheet from Jackson Goddard with listing of births, deaths, marriages for Wood, Bliss, Tillotson, Barnard, Sweetser, Dawes, Washburn, Field, Tiffany, Lincoln, Higley, Metcalf, Painz, Davis, Longfellow, Nostrand, Goldsbury, Curtis, Dickinson, Miller, Smead, Osgood, Jenkins, Slyre, Howards, Rookwood, Buddington, Thompson, Ward, Merriman, Widder, Emory, Woller, Bowler, Lewis, Ourbach, Beecher, Larnid, Hunt, Pomroy, Wheeler, Wilder, Harrington, Humphey, Paine, Jones, Lovell, Whitson, Taft family members.
- Rev. John Goldsbury 1795-1890. Ecclesiastical History section of The History of Hardwick by Lucius R. Paige 1883. Rev. John Goldsbury born in Warwick 1795, graduated Brown University 1820, attended Harvard Divinity School, ordained in 1827. In later life, he returned to Warwick. A short biographical sketch of the life of Rev. John Goldsbury from a newspaper clipping (newspaper not noted). Two books which Rev. John Goldsbury wrote or helped to write: The American Common School Reader and Speaker and Sequel to the Common School Reader. John Goldsbury married Nancy Hull in 1821, Taunton, MA. Nancy Hull died in 1850. He married his 2nd wife, Esther Williams, daughter of Samuel Williams and Mary Stevens, granddaughter of Wilder Stevens who built his farm (Old Red House) in Warwick c. 1770. Children of John and Nancy: John Goldsbury born 1822 and Nancy Goldsbury married to Ames Benny Merrill. John Goldsbury (born 1822) married Maria Snow and had 2 daughters, Edith Goldsbury and Maria Goldsbury. Copy of letter dated July 18, 1827 from John in North Bridgewater to his mother Mrs. Jerusha Goldsbury asking for a loan of $300.00 for which he will send his note and interest due on demand. He is sorry his mother could not come to his ordination. He speaks of his Aunt who has given $3000.00 to the Calvinistic Society in Northfield – he feels that the money could have been given to create a fund for the support of the poor. He tells his mother that his children John and Nancy are doing well. Letter to Jackson Goddard – although probably not cousins, there appears to be a family connection through Esther Williams (2nd wife of John Goldsbury) whose 1st husband was Obadiah Goddard.
- Samuel Williams Goldsbury. Samuel was a brother to James and John, sons of James and Jerusha. Samuel Goldsbury 1799-1865 married Mary Ann Church in 1837. Mary Ann Church died in 1899. Several letters, family (current) pictures, and current family happenings from Judy, a descendent of Samuel Goldsbury. A typewritten list of information gotten from the Warwick Cemetery and the Warwick Town Hall – births, deaths, marriages of Samuel and Mary and 5 children. (As well as the typewritten list, there are copies of the originals from the Warwick Town Hall.) A letter from Julie Neidlinger (Judy’s daughter) with data concerning Charles, son of Samuel and Mary and direct ancestor of Judy and Julie. Charles Goldsbury was born July 20, 1841 in Winchester, NH, married Ella Amidon and died March 28, 1895 in Cherokee, IA. The line continues down to Judith Mary O’Brien married to Jack Neidlinger 1961 in Hampden, ND and down to her 5 children, one of whom is Julie Neidlinger. Personal letter from Judy to Lois. Genealogical information on Charles “Attorney at Law and Real Estate Agent” according to letterhead. Letterhead continues – “buys and sells real estate, examines titles, pays taxes, and attends to all legal business with promptness.” And genealogical material on a daughter Mary Amidon Goldsbury who married Thomas Hillary O’Brien. Copies of 2 pictures of Mary G with her baby. Christmas card and note from Judy. Copies of 2 handwritten letters from Charles Goldsbury to James Goldsbury, dated May 3 and May 4, 1871. Charles is requesting James to have printed 1000 blank draft forms and gives specifications for same. More e-mails from Judy and Julie. In one it is mentioned that Charles paid $300 to get out of going to the Civil War. Copies of material on the Goldsburys that Lois has sent to Judy. Lois also lists sources of her material for Judy. A new piece of information: A Christopher Goldsbury was captain of the ship the Briggs Henry and had settled in Cape Town, Africa, Cape of Good Hope. E-mails from Galbraiths in Canada who are Goldsburys cousins. Material on Daniel O’Brien, grandfather of Thomas O’Brien who married Mary Amidon Goldsbury (daughter of Charles and Ella Amidon - a rural school teacher in ND). Very interesting picture of early pioneers on the ND plains. Copies of old family photos – Charles Goldsbury, Thomas, Ella Amidon Goldsbury and other Goldsbury pictures from the ND Goldsbury line.
- Tryphena Goldsbury married Rev. Preserved Smith. The present day Metcalf Chapel is the parsonage where Tryphena and Preserved lived. Tryphena, daughter of James Goldsbury and Jerusha Williams. Proof through The Hereditary Order of the Families of Presidents and First Ladies of America that Lois Goldsbury Macy is related to Samuel Morse through descendants of Thomas Morse. A chart showing how to determine the degree of “cousinship.” A chart on descendents of David Wells, an ancestor of Mary Prudence Wells who married Fayette Smith (son of Tryphena Goldsbury and Rev. Preserved Smith). A copy of Address by Mary P. Wells Smith – Some Notable Warwick Women – given on the occasion of Old Home Day August 15, 1907. Note that Fayette Smith, former judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Cincinnati, Ohio, died. He was born in Warwick in 1825, graduated from Harvard in 1844. After practicing law in Chicopee and Holyoke, he went to Cincinnati, where he was a prominent member of the bar and later judge of the Court of Common Please for five years. His wife, who survives him, is Mary P. Wells Smith, a well-known writer. Copies of the Mary P. Wells Smith Genealogy file from Greenfield Historical Society. Tryphena Goldsbury was the 2nd wife of Rev. Preserved Smith. They had two children, Fayette and Eunice who married Rev. John Moor. Rev. P. Smith’s first wife was Apolline Stone and they had two children, Royal Stone Smith and Constance Smith who married Joseph Warren Hamel.
- Ann Maria Goldsbury 1829-1920. Ann Maria Goldsbury is daughter of James Goldsbury and Miranda Sweetser. Ann Maria spent a year at Mt. Holyoke College 1846-1847. Copy of letter sent from Northfield, Minnesota Feb. 4, 1895 to Ann Maria from Mary and E.W. Goldsbury. Lois Macy has a note on letter asking “Who is E.W. Goldsbury and who is Mary???”
- Samuel Sweetser Goldsbury 1834-1854. Son of James Goldsbury and Miranda Sweetser, brother to Ann Maria and James. Letters to Samuel from James Goldsbury and Ann Maria Goldsbury. Letter from James is sent from Colraine January 11, 1850 and speaks of his boarding with parents of his students – “four days to a scholar.” Letter from Ann Maria is dated Jan. 1, 1851 speaks of things at home, hopes that Samuel will make the Savior his best friend this year, worries about Samuel’s health. Tells him not to put his feet in cold water but to put them in warm water for a few minutes just before retiring.
- Children of James and Mary Rose Long Goldsbury: James Goldsbury 1860-1893 (Married Mary Grace Fisher. James a medical missionary who died of typhus in Shansi, China); Louis 1863 (died as a baby); Mary Long (called May) 1865-1957 Married Irving Channon. The Irving Channons who had nine children spent most of their lives as missionaries in the Caroline and Gilbert Islands and later in Micronesia); Royal Sweetser 1867-(a graduate of Princeton. He was General Agent for the Northwestern Mutual Life of Milwaukee in Pittsburgh for over 25 years. Married Ruth Putnam. They had 4 children); Paul W. (Dr. Paul Goldsbury 1869-1962 was a graduate of Williams College and Rush Medical School. Married Leone Oliver. No children. Since 1899 he was in charge of he Goldsbury house in Warwick and resided there until his death), Czarena 1871-1949 (Called Rena, married Harlan Metcalf. Rev. Harlan Metcalf was a minister in several towns in Ohio. They had 4 children. In 1934 the Metcalf’s took up residence in Warwick and the Metcalf Chapel is name for Rev. Metcalf who died in 1936); John 1874- (married Emily Gilbert. They spent most of their married life in the Hood River area in Washington. No children. A graduate of Princeton, 1899); Joseph 1875- (A graduate of the Class of 1901 Carleton College. 1st wife Sarah Chase, 2nd wife Rena Whiting. He had 3 children, one died in infancy). A listing of the children of James and Mary Long Goldsbury and their descendents down to the 1960s.
- Dr. Paul Williams Goldsbury 1869-1962 Article reprinted from The Orange Enterprise and Journal August 16, 1951 “One of Warwick’s Oldest Families Has Only One Member Living There; Warwick Cemetery has stones marking 24 members of Goldsbury Family.” Card with picture of Dr. Paul W. Goldsbury who is running for senator for the Franklin-Hampshire District Election November 4, 1913. On back of card: “Dr. Goldsbury was born in Davenport, Iowa, attending public schools there and in Minneapolis. Was in college at Oberlin and Williams, graduating from the latter in 1892. In the land business some years in the West. Studied medicine at Minnesota and Chicago University, and at the Harvard Medical School where he graduated in 1906. Practiced four years in Boston. Since 1910 he has lived in the country, and has worked for general conservation and public health. (unsuccessful candidacy) Card with picture of Dr. Paul W. Goldsbury who is running for senator from the Franklin-Hampshire District. “An earnest worker for public health and development of natural resources. He has placed two bills before the legislature this year: one to favor expert road supervision in small towns; the other to promote forestry in this part of the state.” Election Tuesday, November 3, 1914. (unsuccessful candidacy) Reprint of article by Dr. P.W. Goldsbury: “Humidity and Health” printed in The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol cixv, No. 10, pp. 366-372, September 7, 1911. Reprint of article by Dr. Paul W. Goldsbury: “Ventilation, Artificial or Natural” printed in The Laneet-Clinic, September 6, 1913. Original and copy of article written by Dick Chaisson and printed in the Athol Daily News in 1959: “Thinking Man’s Utopia”. Dr. Goldsbury wanted to have the Goldsbury home in Warwick become a retreat for some of America’s greatest minds to meet and exchange ideas. When the article was written, Dr. Goldsbury had two visitors: Newton Dillaway, considered the outstanding living authority on Emerson and Mrs. Clara Mills Ward, a spiritual healer and metaphysical counselor. Dr. Paul gives Mr. Chasson some of his thoughts: topics ranged from arguments against regional school districts to his contention that “people keep their bodies too confined with clothing” to “The trouble with the youth of today is, they are filled up with electronics and the technical sciences. They stray away from nature and artifacts. As a result they are suffering from mental indigestion.” Copy of an article by Dr. Goldsbury from The Atlantic Monthly March 1911, “Recreation Through the Senses.” Newspaper article “Dr. Goldsbury Succumbs at 92.” Copy of letter dated September 19, 1894 from Paul Goldsbury to his brother John. Paul and Royal are in Ithaca, NY traveling and singing with the Moody Male Quartet which toured the country. Copy of letter from Joe Goldsbury to his aunt Ann Maria Goldsbury who is taking care of her father, James Goldsbury (in addition to Ann Maria, father to James and Samuel). Joe is at Mt. Hermon as a student.
- Royal Sweetser Goldsbury 1867-1952 Married Ruth Putnam . They had 4 children. Grandson Christopher (Kit) Goldsbury is listed in Forbes 1997 edition of The 400 Richest People in America. “…Fortune derived from 1995 sale of Pace Picante Sauce to Campbell Soup for $1.1 billion cash. Kit married Linda Pace, daughter of company founder, David Pace, then joined business 1966. Bought out father-in-law 1982; wife in 1991 divorce. Set up venture capital firm…primary backer of new Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. Also investing in technology companies.” Complete list of the wealthiest of America’s wealthy. In 1997, Bill Gates #1, Christopher Goldsbury #260. A long article from Forbes magazine telling the story behind the sale of Pace Salsa. Letter to Lois Macy from cousin Judy talking about a “To Whom It May Concern” letter to the National Portrait Gallery concerning “Samuel’s portrait” (Am not sure to what this refers.) Three pictures taken in Warwick Cemetery: Ginger Goldsbury and Lois Macy at the grave of Royal Sweetser Goldsbury, grandfather of Ginger who is the daughter of Grosvenor Hutchins Goldsbury (son of Royal). Two newpaper clippings – “Goldsbury to retire” – Royal to retire after 25 years as general agent at Pittsburgh for the Northwestern Mutual Life, and “R.A. Clark Appointed to Succeed Goldsbury” – article dated July 14, 1934. Program -Season of 1894-95 Moody Male Quartette and Royal S. Goldsbury Impersonator under the management of The Redpath Lyceum Bureau. Members of quartette: First Tenor Bob McDowell, Princeton; Second Tenor C. J. Davis, Oberlin; First Bass R.S. Goldsbury, Princeton; Second Bass P.W. Goldsbury, Williams. “Mr. Royal Goldsbury had acquired an enviable reputation as an entertainer before joining the quartette. He has remarkable natural talent as an impersonator. Nothing of the old stagey manner so common to elocutionists appears in his performances. His renditions of James Whitcomb Riley’s poems have received the highest praise.” Several e-mails to Lois Macy from cousin Judy re correspondence with Louisa Dulaney (sister of Christopher (Kit) Goldsbury, granddaughter of Royal Goldsbury). Louisa is asking for information about Samuel Goldsbury (which one I am not sure, perhaps the Loyalist) and that Louisa’s brother has a painting of whom they think might be Captain James Goldsbury.
- Mary Long Goldsbury 1865-1957 (sister of Dr. James, Dr. Paul, Royal, etc.) Married Irving Monroe Channon. Lois Macy is in touch with Mary and Irving Channon’s granddaughter, Maeva Hipps who has transcribed Mary Long’s (May’s) diaries of their years of missionary work in Micronesia. Missionaries were required to send monthly letters to the home office of The American Board, Commissioners of Foreign Missions and these are housed at Harvard University along with letters from Dr. James Goldsbury, missionary who died in China. Copy of one of these letters.
- Czarena Goldsbury 1871-1949 Married Rev. Harlan P. Metcalf. They had four children: Ethel who married Dr. Howard Curtis, Harlan Goldsbury who married Margaret Wyer, Esther who married Richard Janney, and David. Newspaper article, no date: “Dr. Harlan G. Metcalf (son of Czarena and Rev. Harlan) Honored by Faculty at Reception on Tuesday. “The faculty of State University College at Cortland Tuesday paid tribute to one of its members who is retiring this year (1969), Dr. Harlan G. Metcalf, professor of recreation education.” Dr. Metcalf, known as “Gold” had achieved national recognition as an authority on recreation and outdoor education and is widely known as an expert in the fields of archery and fishing. Dr. Metcalf received a special youth service award presented by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1968. Copies of 2 newspaper articles: Harlan G. Metcalf is author of “Gold on Mount Grace: Boyhood Adventures in Long-Ago Warwick” and a picture of Harlan and Peg Metcalf in Ithaca, NY on their 60th anniversary.
- Joseph Wilson Goldsbury (1875- ) Married 1st wife Sarah Chase, 2nd wife Rena Whiting. Chart showing children of James and Miranda Sweetser Goldsbury and their descendents. Several letters, Christmas notes, e-mails, pictures back and forth between Lois Macy and Irene Louis Goldsbury Reuteler. Children of Joseph and Sarah: Sarah (died age 3); Mary Long who married William Sprague; Joseph Chase who married Marjorie Horn. Irene is the daughter of Joseph Chase and Marjorie Horn. Picture of Donald Goldsbury (brother of Irene).

Donated by: 
Lois Goldsbury Macy
Donation date: 
2012-08-12

Goldsbury Family and Scenes of Local Interest - Pictures

Scrapbook compiled by Lois Goldsbury Macy containing pictures of the Goldsbury family and friends and of places of local interest:
- Miranda(Sweetser) Goldsbury 1804-1891
- James Goldsbury 1797-1898
- Barnard Fisher died 1874
- Millstone of first grist mill in Warwick, built 1761 by David Ayres on Black Brook. Stones and tablet given Town and placed in center of Town by residents and non-residents in 1927.
- Metcalf Chapel
- Congregational Church, later torn down
- F.O. Bennett’s stage. Took passengers and baggage to and from Warwick to Orange Railroad Station.
- Rte 78 looking south. Bass house on near right
Ohlson house in foreground. Unitarian Church left background. School on right in background.
- Fisher-Goldsbury-Pulcifer field and apple trees. Former Congregational Church on the right. Unitarian Church can be seen further to the left.
- Mt. Grace. Unitarian Church and school along Rte. 78. Note mountain clear of trees.
- Dr. James Goldsbury 1860-1893 China
- James Goldsbury’s family and friends on West piazza of house Minneapolis. List of personages in picture.
- May Grace (Fisher) Goldsbury 1860-1954
- Jarmes Goldsbury, MD 1860-1893
- Group picture –no names given – perhaps taken in China
- Inez May (Jameson) Goldsbury 1892-1976
- John Goldsbury 1893-1986
- Hollow logs made by Barnard Fisher to carry water to the Fay Tavern. One of the logs is in the cellar of the Historical Society. John Goldsbury dug up the logs at the bottom of his driveway to his property.
- Fay Tavern
- Group picture outside the Metcalf Chapel. Picture includes David Metcalf, Louis Pulcifer, Frances Bowers, Jean Bowers, Lois Ann Goldsbury.
- Congregational Church
- Larger picture of Fisher-Goldsbury-Pulcifer field and apple trees. Cemetery in on right, Congregational Church on right and Unitarian Church on far left.
- A series of 1938 hurricane pictures. 1. Looking south from side yard of Fisher-Goldsbury-Pulcifer house towards Lee Dresser’s house which used to be the manse of the old Congregational Church. 2. Cemetery 3. The Millers River overflows its banks in Orange.
- John Goldsbury and Harlan Goldsbury Metcalf
- Mary Grace Goldsbury holding George Chaffee, Jr., with her half-sister’s daughter, Annabel (Atherton) Chaffee
- Group picture with Mary Grace Goldsbury, Frances Chaffee holding George A. Chaffee, Jr. and George Chaffee, St.
- Picture taken on the top of Mt. Grace. Picture includes David Metcalf, Louis Pulcifer, and Ann (Fisher) Pulcifer.
- Rev. Wilbur Chaffee, Mary Grace (Fisher) Goldsburg, her half-sister Susan (Caldwell) Atherton, Arlon Atherton (Capt. Co. G., 3rd Regt., NH Volunteers), George Chaffee, Sr.in foreground.
- Rev. Wilbur Chaffee and Annabelle (Atherton) Chaffee
Picture taken in buggy in front of Goldsbury House. Czarina (Goldsbury) Metcalf with Ethel, Goldie, and Esther
- Czarina (Goldsbury) Metcalf with sons Harlan Goldsbury Metcalf and David Metcalf and daughter Ethel. Daughter Janney not in picture.
- Great grand children and James Goldsbury and Mary Rosalind (Long) Goldsbury. Lois Goldsbury Macy one of the children.
- Susan (Caldwell) Atherton, her daughter Annabelle holding her son George A. Chaffee, Susan’s mother Susan Ann Grace.
- John Goldsbury, Mary Grace (Fisher) Goldsbury, Ann and Louis Pulcifer, and Lois Ann Goldsbury. Picture c1937.

Donated by: 
Lois Goldsbury Macy
Donation date: 
2012-08-12

Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America and Many Other Articles

A large looseleaf binder including information on Adams, Clark, VR, Fray, Fisher, Goldsbury, Shays Rebellion, Lyman, Williams, Metcalf, Descendants of John Thompson and Alice Freeman, etc.

Donated by: 
Lois Goldsbury Macy
Donation date: 
2012-08-12

Williams family genealogy

A scrapbook on the Williams family includes the following:
- The first page is The Robert Williams Family as written in The Genealogy and History of the Family of Williams in America More Particularly of the Descendants of Robert Williams of Roxbury by Stephen W. Williams, Greenfield, MA 1847. The first entry Robert Williams, b.1608, m. Elizabeth Stratton
- “Esther (Williams) and Her Daughters”: A Matrilineal Study of Marriage and Vocation, Part 2. Esther Williams was born 10 April 1691 in Deerfield.
- Copies of Lois Goldsbury Macy’s applications to:
The Daughters of the American Revolution naming Joseph Williams as Revolutionary Ancestor; Supplemental application to the Daughters of the American Revolution naming Samuel Williams as Revolutionary Ancestor (later in the scrapbook there is material showing that Joseph, although he was a prominent citizen and served in many civil capacities, did not serve active duty in the Revolutionary War, while Samuel was in command of a regiment of minutemen); The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century; The National Society Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.
- Several pages of Williams family genealogy, generation 1 through generation 13 (1580-2004).
- Article from Boston Sunday Globe April 17, 2011 “Going to the Chapel” about the marriage of Will and Kate. An item from The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants in the American Colonies or the United States showing the connection of the America Williams family to the Princess of Wales (Diana Spencer) and Prince William and Prince Harry.
- An excerpt from Elizabeth, A Biography of Britain’s Queen by Sarah Bradford
- An article by Lois Goldsbury Macy entitled “Our Family and the French and Indian Wars” saying that in all probability there are Indian cousins as Eunice Williams after being captured by the Indians in 1704 chose to stay with the Indians, marry an Indian and raise a family.
- A copy of a talk by Lois Goldsbury Macy given at the November 1997 meeting of the XVII Century Dames, Old Boston Chapter. Lois tells of Robert Williams, a shoemaker, born in Great Yarmouth, England and who came to Roxbury in 1637 with his wife. Lois is a descendant of one of their sons, Stephen. Joseph (Stephen’s grandson) and his son Samuel came to Gardiners’ Canada (Warwick) from Roxbury. Col. Joseph Williams was among the officers from Roxbury who served in the Canada Campaign and was one of the original proprietors of Warwick. Joseph’s granddaughter, Jerusha, married Col. James Goldsbury and Lois is a descendant of that union.
- A copy of a page from Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War with a paragraph on Samuel Williams from Warwick. - Several pages of copies of Warwick town records re the Williams and Goldsbury families. Samuel Adams died in 1786, 300 hundred people attended his funeral.
- Copy of birth certificate for Tryphena Lyman born April 30, 1749, daughter of Gad Lyman and Thankful (the name Pomeroy is hand written on certificate).
- Copy of page from Blake’s History of Warwick with death of Mrs. Tryphena Dutton, January 5, 1830
- Copies of several pages from The History of Roxbury and Vital Records of Roxbury re. Williams family.
- Copy of page from Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691-1780. Joseph Williams - public official, wealthy, owned slaves. “The largest landholder of Roxbury.” Ten of his fourteen years in the HR he ranked among the most active committeemen.
- Copies of several pages from The Town of Roxbury by Francis S. Drake, 1878 with a great deal of information on Col. Joseph Williams, from a description of Joseph’s home, to the fact that “no name occurs oftener in the town records” to mentioning he was the father of fifteen children. In The Town of Roxbury, Its Memorable Persons and Places by Francis S. Drake: Drake tells that Joseph urged the repeal of the Stamp Act, and of the many committees he was an active member of during the Revolutionary War. He again describe Joseph’s home and speaks of his wealth, great landholdings and that he had slaves.
- A typewritten page of excerpts from Charles Morse’s History of Warwick pertaining to Colonel Samuel Williams.
- Descendants of Joseph Wise 1615-1684
- Copies of documentation showing the Civil Service for Col. Joseph Williams during the Revolutionary War. Lois Goldsbury Macy provided the New England Historical Genealogical Society a notice from the DAR stating that they no longer accept applications on Joseph as a Revolutionary ancestor.
- Correspondence between Joseph Stevens and Mrs. H.E. Stocker of Fargo, ND re Samuel Williams (son to Samuel and Tryphena Williams) born May 15, 1781, great grandfather to Mrs. Stocker. Correspondence dated 1941.
- Many pages of correspondence between Alfred Stocker, Professor, University of Virginia, first between “The Pastor, Congregational/Unitarian Church, Warwick” and Betsy Lincoln, Office Secretary of the Metcalf Memorial Chapel and then extensive correspondence between Professor Stocker and Lois Goldsbury Macy. Professor is a descendant of Col. Joseph Williams and he has a chair which has come down in his family. The chair has the initials ’S.W.’ carved in its back and is believed to have belonged to Samuel Williams (Stocker’s grandmother’s maternal grandfather who died in 1785). Professor Stocker would like to present this chair to the Historical Society and in fact he did at a meeting of the Warwick Historical Society June 8, 1994.
- Ten pages of handwritten notes on Joys and Sorrows of Home by Anna Leland (Anna Stevens Rich Metcalf) 1857. A copy of this book is in The Warwick Public Library. Anna wrote about her relatives, friends, and neighbors who lived in Warwick between 1793 and 1830. In an envelope pasted inside the book there is a key to the real names in the book.

Donated by: 
Lois Goldsbury Mayo
Donation date: 
2012-07-28

Lois Ann Goldsbury Macy Scrapbook

Scrapbook includes:
- A record, applications, and lineage of Lois Ann Goldsbury Macy who can trace her line in America to 1634 when her great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather Henry Adams came to America.
- Copies of Lois Goldsbury Macy’s cover sheets of applications for Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society Colonial Dames, The National Society Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.
- Copies of Lois Goldsbury Macy’s cover sheets of Supplementary Applications to The Hereditary Order of the Families of Presidents and First Ladies of America for John Adams, John Quincy Adams, William Howard Taft, George Herbert Walker Bush, George W. Bush, (John) Calvin Coolidge, Richard Milhous Nixon, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore, Martha Devotion Huntington (wife of Samuel Huntington, 4th President of the Continental Congress of the United States of America and 1st President of the United States of America in Congress Assembled), Rebecca Call Gorham (wife of Nathaniel Gorham, 8th President of the United States of America in Congress Assembled), Jane Means Appleton Pierce, Lou Henry Hoover, Sanford Ballard Dole (President of the Republic of Hawaii). Lois also has been recognized as having ties to Frances Folsom Cleveland, Nancy David Reagan, and Elizabeth Wallace Truman through the Robert Blott line but applications are not in the scrapbook. An copy of cover sheet of application for relationship to George Washington is also in the book, but in the 2009 Order listing, he is not listed under Lois’s name. In several of the applications, proof of Lois Goldsbury Macy’s lineage is reference to The Royal Descendants of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States, by Gary Boyd Roberts, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.
- Applications (RIFRAF) for Notable Kin include among others Princess of Wales (Lady Diane), Prince William, Prince Harry, Dorothea Dix, William “Billy” Mitchell, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Katherine Hepburn, Cyrus McCormick, Charles Dana Gibson (American Illustrator), and Wilbur and Orville Wright.
- Genealogical material for the following families: Goldsbury, Adams, Blott, Lyman, Coles, Metcalf, Sweetser, Williams.
- Although this scrapbook is a specific family genealogy, it is also a historical perspective on early New England life including such things as:
--- Difficulty of leaving England for New England in the 1630’s - necessity of a special license granted by King Charles I
--- French and Indian Wars
--- Indian attack on Deerfield in 1704
--- An example of an early will (John Goldsbury) 1767
--- Shay’s Rebellion in general and Warwick’s part in particular
--- Background of conditions leading to the Revolutionary War
--- Description of how NE towns were governed in the 17th century
--- Treatment of Tories during Revolutionary War
- Other interesting items:
----- Poem entitled The Captain James Goldsbury Homestead by Dr. Paul Goldsbury
----- Notes on the Stevens house (under Metcalf genealogy). Anna Mayo Stevens under the name Anna LeLand wrote her autobiography called “Home”, the story of the Stevens family in Warwick in the late 18th and early 19th century. In 1856 she describes her birthplace: “…The old red cottage…looks truly comfortable; the tall pines throw their broad sheltering shadows on the green hill above the house…as of yore…all is calm and unvaried.”

Donated by: 
Lois Goldsbury Mayo
Donation date: 
2012-07-28
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