The Descendants of Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut and his Wife Alice Tomes, Volume 1, 3rd Edition

The Descendants of Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut and his Wife Alice Tomes, Volume 1, 3rd Edition

Author: Barbara Jean Mathews

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312874794

Category: History

Page: 674

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Thomas Welles (ca. 1590-1660), son of Robert and Alice Welles, was born in Stourton, Whichford, Warwickshire, England, and died in Wethersfield, Connecticut. He married (1) Alice Tomes (b. before 1593), daughter of John Tomes and Ellen (Gunne) Phelps, 1615 in Long Marston, Gloucestershire. She was born in Long Marston, and died before 1646 in Hartford, Connecticut. They had eight children. He married (2) Elizabeth (Deming) Foote (ca. 1595-1683) ca. 1646. She was the widow of Nathaniel Foote and the sister of John Deming. She had seven children from her previous marriage.

Genealogical Record of Some of the Noyes Descendants of James, Nicholas and Peter Noyes, Vol. 2

Genealogical Record of Some of the Noyes Descendants of James, Nicholas and Peter Noyes, Vol. 2

Author: Henry E. Noyes

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0266242014

Category: Reference

Page: 434

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Excerpt from Genealogical Record of Some of the Noyes Descendants of James, Nicholas and Peter Noyes, Vol. 2: Descendants of James and Peter Noyes We do not suppose the authors Of this genealogy have met with experiences greatly differing from those of all com pilers of family records. The following bit Of history will serve as our excuse for being associated with this work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Biographical Books, 1876-1949

Biographical Books, 1876-1949

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 0835216039

Category: Bibliography, National

Page: 1826

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"This book is a companion volume to Biographical books, 1950-1980, completing a comprehensive one hundred and five year bibliography of biographical and autobiographical works published or distributed in the United States"--Preface.

Religious Melancholy and Protestant Experience in America

Religious Melancholy and Protestant Experience in America

Author: Julius H. Rubin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195083019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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This original examination of the spiritual narratives of conversion in the history of American Protestant evangelical religion reveals an interesting paradox. Fervent believers who devoted themselves completely to the challenges of making a Christian life, who longed to know God's rapturous love, all too often languished in despair, feeling forsaken by God. Ironically, those most devoted to fostering the soul's maturation neglected the well-being of the psyche. Drawing upon many sources, including unpublished diaries and case studies of patients treated in nineteenth-century asylums, Julius Rubin's fascinating study thoroughly explores religious melancholy--as a distinctive stance toward life, a grieving over the loss of God's love, and an obsession and psychopathology associated with the spiritual itinerary of conversion. The varieties of this spiritual sickness include sinners who would fast unto death ("evangelical anorexia nervosa"), religious suicides, and those obsessed with unpardonable sin. From colonial Puritans like Michael Wigglesworth to contemporary evangelicals like Billy Graham, among those who directed the course of evangelical religion and of their followers, Rubin shows that religious melancholy has shaped the experience of self and identity for those who sought rebirth as children of God.

The Story of an American Family: The Lunt Family from 1633 to the Present

The Story of an American Family: The Lunt Family from 1633 to the Present

Author: Lynda Zwinger, PhD

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483448336

Category: History

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The Story of an American Family: The Lunt Family from 1633 to the Present weaves together diverse strands drawn from family memorabilia, libraries’ dusty volumes, and modern digitized archives to present the biography of a family. Rooted in England, the members of this family planted itself in the soil of New England and grew to influence American life in diverse ways—politically, economically, spiritually, and educationally. The author, Lynda Zwinger, a seasoned researcher of genealogies, author of books and articles, journal editor, and English professor, has brought to the long sweep of this history an eye for the telling details and a gift for working them into a story that both entertains and educates. The illustrations and ancillary material in The Story of an American Family supplement the narrative and help readers to envision the members of this noteworthy family in the context of their times and locales.

A Brief History of Old Newbury

A Brief History of Old Newbury

Author: Bethany Groff

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625848994

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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In the first ten years of its settlement, the town of Newbury witnessed murders, kidnappings, earthquakes and a plague of caterpillars. The century that followed—marked by religious conflict, Indian uprisings and public scandal— proved no less challenging to the early Puritan community. In 1640, Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop noted, “As people increased, so sin abounded.” But through the turmoil, Newbury’s citizens harnessed the region’s abundant natural resources and developed a thriving community. Author Bethany Groff introduces the compelling personalities that shaped the history of Old Newbury up until 1764, when Newburyport received its independence from the mother town. From the scandalous exploits of Dr. Henry Greenland to the courageous and sacrificing acts of founding families like the Emerys, Dummers and Pikes, A Brief History of Old Newbury provides a captivating glimpse into the verve of this early New England town.