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Saddler's bench

Saddler's bench with clamp to hold harness while making or repairing. The foot pedal freed the saddler's hands to work on the harness. Found by Charles Brown in his barn (no longer extant, but located in the triangle of land behind the Warwick General Store). Given by him to Fred Lincoln who refurbished it. Fred's daughter gave it to the Society in 2012.

Year (or year range): 
1890-1910
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Donated by: 
Patricia Lincoln Johnson
Donation date: 
2012-08-20

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

Supplemental Application of Lois Macy for Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt

This folder contains several sheets with typed information (Pedigree of Lois Ann Goldsbury Macy), Descendants of Richard Lyman, with the family lines to Sara Delano to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President.

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

Executive Papers, Issue 6, Summer 2009.

Executive Papers, A Publication of The Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America. Issue 6, Summer 2009.
Issue includes:
- Message from the President
- Officer Reports
- Propositi for Membership (see Issue 1)
- Ahnentafels for Michelle LaVaugn Robinson (wife of Barack Obama), Lucretia Rudolph (wife of James Garfield), Mary Arthur (sister of Chester Arthur and White House hostess), Rose Elizabeth Cleveland (sister of Grover Cleveland and White House hostess prior to Cleveland’s marriage), Frances Folsom (wife of Grover Cleveland), Caroline Scott (wife of Benjamin Harrison), Ida Saxton (wife of William McKinley)
- Revisions to prior issues
- Several pages of diagrams showing how featured Presidents and First Ladies are related to other Presidents and First Ladies
- Presidential Trivia
- Alaska Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Statehood
- Ahnentafels for Barack Obama, James Garfield, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley.
- Interesting Kinships
- The Assassination of President Garfield
- 2003 Exhumation and Reinterment of Samuel Huntington (4th President of the Continental Congress and 1st President of the United States of America in Congress Assembled) and his wife, Martha Devotion Huntington
- Minutes of Order’s Meetings
- List of membership including Lois Goldsbury Macy with ties to John Adams, John Quincy Adams, William Howard Taft, George Herbert Walker Bush, George W. Bush, (John) Calvin Coolidge, Richard Milhous Nixon, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frances Folsom Cleveland, Nancy Davis Reagan, Elizabeth Wallace Truman, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore, Martha Devotion Huntington, Rebecca Call Gorham, Jane Means Appleton Pierce, Lou Henry Hoover, Sanford Ballard Dole
- Necrology of Order

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

Executive Papers, Issue 5, Summer 2008.

Executive Papers, A Publication of The Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America. Issue 5, Summer 2008.
Issue includes:
- Message from the President of the Order
- Officer Reports
- Propositi for Membership (see Issue 1)
- Ahnentafels for Anna Prentice Cate (wife of Sanford Ballard Dole); Elizabeth Meigs (wife of Thomas Chittenden); Mary Fay (1st wife of Moses Robinson); Harriet Rebecca Lane (niece of James Buchanan and his White House hostess); Mary Ann Todd (wife of Abraham Lincoln); Eliza McCardle (wife of Andrew Johnson); Julia Boggs Dent (wife of Ulysses S. Grant); Lucy Ware Webb (wife of Rutherford B. Hayes).
- Revision to prior issues
- Several pages of diagrams showing how featured Presidents and First Ladies are related to other Presidents and First Ladies
- Ahnentafels for Sandord Ballard Dole, President of the Republic of Hawaii; Thomas Chittenden, 1st President of the Vermont Republic; Moses Robinson, 2nd President of the Vermont Republic; James Buchanan; Abraham Lincoln (included is an essay “Lincoln’s Eyes”); Andrew Johnson; Ulysses Simpson Grant; Rutherford B. Hayes.
- History Lesson in Brief: The Presidential Signers of the Declaration of Independence
- First Ladies and Their Special Projects: from Martha Washington and her concern for American Revolutionary veterans to Laura Bush and her efforts to promote reading and early childhood education.
- Presidential and First Lady Trivia
- Minutes of the Order’s meetings
- List of membership including Lois Goldsbury Macy who has ties to John Adams, John Quincy Adams, William Howard Taft, George Herbert Walker Bush, George W. Bush, (John) Calvin Coolidge, Richard Milhous Nixon, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frances Folsom Cleveland, Nancy Davis Reagan, Elizabeth Wallace Truman, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore, Martha Devotion Huntington, Rebecca Call Gorham
- Necrology of Order

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

Executive Papers, Issue 4, Autumn 2007

Executive Papers, A Publication of The Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America. Issue 4, Autumn 2007.
Issue includes:
- Message from the President of the Order
- Officer Reports
- Propositi for Membership (refer to Issue 1)
- Ahnentafels for Emily Tennessee Donelson (niece of Andrew Jackson and White House hostess for Andrew Jackson); (Sarah) Angelica Singleton (daughter-in-law of Martin VanBuren and his hostess at the White House); Anna Tuthill Symmes (wife of William Henry Harrison); Letitia Christian (1st wife of John Tyler); Julia Gardiner (2nd wife of John Tyler); Sarah Childress (wife of James Polk); Margaret Mackall Smith (wife of Zachary Taylor); Abigail Powers (1st wife of Millard Fillmore); Jane Means Appleton (wife of Franklin Pierce).
- Presidential and First Lady Trivia
- Philately and the First Ladies
- Revisions to prior issues
- Several pages of diagrams showing how featured Presidents and First Ladies are related to other Presidents and First Ladies.
- Ahnentafels for Andrew Jackson, Martin VanBuren, Willaim Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore (included is an essay “Will Millard Fillmore ever get his due?”), Franklin Pierce.
- History Lesson in brief - Understanding the Gregorian Calendar
- Curious coincidences between Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy
- A listing of kinships between Presidents and their respective First Ladies
- Minutes of Order meetings. The 4th Annual White House dinner in honor of Theodore Roosevelt and John Jay was cancelled for lack of interest and attendance. However, articles on Theodore Roosevelt and John Jay are included. The 5th Annual White House dinner was held June 23, 2007 at Williamstown, Virginia in celebration of the quadricentennial anniversary of the landing of the first settlers of Jamestown and also honored the first President of the Continental Congress, Peyton Randolph.
- A brief tribute to Jamestown
- The First Continental Congress, 1774
- Necrology of Order
- List of membership (one of which is Lois Goldsbury Macy with ties to John Adams, John Quincy Adams, William Howard Taft, George Herbert Walker Bush, George W. Bush, (John Calvin Coolidge, Richard Milhous Nixon, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frances Folsom Cleveland, Nancy (Davis) Reagan, Elizabeth (Wallace) Truman, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore, Martha (Devotion) Huntington, Rebecca (Call) Gorham
- Tribute to Gerald Ford
- Tribute to Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson

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

Executive Papers, Issue 3, Summer 2006.

Executive Papers, A Publication of The Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America. Issue 3, Summer 2006.
Issue includes:
- Message from President
- Officer Reports
- Propositi for Membership (see Issue 1)
- Ahnentafels for Susan G. Haskell (wife of William Brown Ide, President of the Republic of California); Hannah Este (wife of David Gouverneur Burnet, 1st President of the Republic of Texas); Maragret Moffett Lea (wife of Samuel Rutherford Houston, 2nd and 4th President of the Republic of Texas); Mary (Smith) McCrery (wife of Anson Jones, 5th President of the Republic of Texas); Varina Ann Banks Howell (wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America); Martha (Dandridge) Custis (wife of George Washington); Abigail Smith (wife of John Adams); Martha Jefferson Randolph (White House hostess, daughter of Thomas Jefferson); Dolley (Payne) Todd (wife of James Madison); Elizabeth Forthright (wife of James Monroe); Louisa Catherine Johnson (wife of John Quincy Adams).
- Presidential Trivia
- Revisions to prior issues
- Several pages of diagrams showing how featured Presidents and First Ladies are related to other Presidents and First Ladies
- Ahnentafels on Fulwar Skipwith, President of the Republic of West Florida; David g. Burnet, 1st President of the Republic of Texas; Samuel R. Houston, 2nd and 4th President of the Republic of Texas; Mirabeau B. Lamar, 3rd President of the Republic of Texas; Anson Jones, 5th President of the Republic of Texas; William Brown Ide, President of the Republic of California; Jefferson David, President of the Confederate States of America; George Washington; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; James Monroe; John Quincy Adams; Herbert Hoover.
- History Lesson in Brief: The Jefferson Memorial
-Editor’s essay: Political satire in political cartoons, free speech, civility, and responsible reporting
- Presidential Trivia
- Rhode Island’s Connection to Eleven Presidents and Three First Ladies: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William Howard Taft, Franklin Roosevelt, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush., and first ladies Barbara Pierce Bush, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, and Frances Folsom Cleveland.
- Minutes of meetings of Order and 3rd Annual White House Dinner held at Sherwood Forest, home of President John Tyler. Articles on Sherwood Forest, Indian Fields Tavern (located on John Tyler Memorial Highway) and Berkeley Plantation (claims to fame - built by Benjamin Harrison in1726, “Taps” was composed at Berkeley in 1862 and President William Henry Harrison called Berkeley “home.”
- List of member - one of which is Lois Goldsbury Macy with ties to John Adams, John Quincy Adams, William Howard Taft, Geroge Herbert Walker Bush, George Walker Bush, (John) Calvin Coolidge, Richard Milhous Nixon, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frances Folsom Cleveland, Nancy Davis Reagan, Elizabeth Wallace Truman, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore.
- Necrology of Order
- Several supplementary applications

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