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I3333   I1873 
Williamson, Sarah Ann (I210182)
I3334   I1874 
Hutchings, Marcellas (I210181)
I3335   I1875 
Hutchings, Roxana (I210180)
I3336   I1876 
Hutchings, Elgernott (I210179)
I3337   I1877 
Hutchings, Symra (I210178)
I3338   I1878 
Hutchings, Shepherd Chester (I210177)
I3339   I1879 
Hutchings, Truman Omen (I210176)
I3340   I1880 
Hutchings, Ellis West (I210175)
I3343   I1883 
Hutchings, Mary Ellen (I210172)
I3344   I1884 
Hutchings, Carlos Lake (I210171)
I3345   I1885 
Barney, Prescilla Jane (I210170)
I3346   I1886 
Probart, Edward Leroy (I210169)
I3347   I1887 
Hutchings, Arletta (I210168)
I3348   I1888 
King, William (I210167)
I3349   I1889 
Hutchings, Sarah Jane (I210166)
I3351   I1891 
Hutchings, Asa (I210164)
I3352   I1892 
Hutchings, Silas (I210163)
I3353   I1893 
Fillerup, Amelia Pedernelle (I210162)
I520   I72 
Dille, Ruth Caroline (I210152)
I54   I603 
Ricks, Martha Jane (I210105)
I55   I585 
Ricks, Emma (I210104)
I57   I587 
Ricks, May (I210102)
I61   I589 
Ricks, Orson (I210098)
I62   I604 
Ricks, Millie (I210097)
I63   I586 
Loader, Tamar (I210088)
I66   I552

I67   I523 
Ricks, Clarinda (I210086)
I69   I533 
Ricks, Amy Eliza (I210084)
I70   I508 
Ricks, Sarah Eleanor (I210122)
I71   I536 
Ricks, John (I210083)
I73   I549 
Ricks, Harriett (I210079)
I74   I519 
Ricks, Caroline (I210070)
I76   I510 
Ricks, Rosamond (I210057)
I79   I107 
Ricks, Alfred (I210054)
I80   I120 
Ricks, Josiah (I210051)
I81   I121 
Ricks, Zina (I210048)
I82   I114 
Ricks, Ephraim (I210047)
I83   I118 
Ricks, Ernest (I210046)
I84   I116 
Ricks, Ellen (I210045)
I86   I115 
Ricks, Edith (I210043)
I87   I119 
Ricks, Elizabeth Jane (I210042)
Information taken from obituary by Jane Maddy of Wayne, Kansas
When John was 4, his family moved to Emmett, Idaho.  When he was 18, they moved to Ewing, Nebraska.  He was in the military, then came back to Belleville in 1919.  He married Minnie League Abrahams in 1923 and working in Oklahoma and Texas, then came back to Kansas.  In 1930 John received his preacher's license.  In 1950 he was ordained an elder at Wichita and served in several churches. 
Frint, Rev. John Warren (I202052)
!Batch #: 451016, Source Call #:
!Sold his share of his father's estate to his brother David.  He lived in
Boston, Massachusetts.

(I wonder if this is the proper Joseph Crouch... it makes him 68 and 72 years old when his children wereborn.) 
Crouch, Joseph (I171449)
!FATHER: Event: CHR Note*: 89 Christened 14 Aug 1580 Hundrich, Ches., Eng.
!CHILD 1: Event CHR Note*: 90 Christened 26 Oct 1607 London, London, England
!CHILD 5: Event CHR Note*: 91 Christened 14 May 1615 London, London, England
!CHILD 6: Event CHR Note*: 78 Christened Lived in Hampton, Rochingham, New
!CHILD 7: Event CHR Note*: 92 Christened 30 Mar 1623 St. Nicholas, Chesham,
Bucks, England 
Chase, Aquila (I171035)
!Newton, Ephriam H. The History of the Town of Morlborough, Windham County, Vermont (1930). "Knights, Benjamin, Jr. (s. of Benjamin, Sr.). m. Philena Robeerts, Dec. 30 1802, settled, lived and died on the homestead now owned by Clark Prouty. After his decease, the farm was occupied by his widow and minor children. The house, barns and out buildings were burned July 28 1842, in the absence of the family." 
Knight, Benajmin Jr. (I171426)
Marriage ceremony took place at the home of the bride's parents. 
Family F37246
The Social Security Death Index (Sep 2000) shows date of birth as 12 Aug 1880. 
Williamson, James Monroe Sr. (I88237)
The Social Security Death Index shows date of death as Jul 1986. 
Urquhart, Albert (I87772)
Obituary (San Saba News; Thursday, June 4, 1931; Page 1):

Headline: "Ex-sheriff Dies of Heart Failure"

"Another of the honored citizens of San Saba county passed on to his reward, Tuesday, June 2, 1931. Friends all over the county will be saddened to learn of the death of Wiley B. Urquhart.

"It will be recalled that Mr. Urquhart suffered an attack of heart failure during his last term as sheriff of the county. Upon the urgent advice of the family physician he was forced to resign a few months before his term expired. He was sheriff for two terms, 1924 to 1928.

"Wiley Barnett Urquhart was born at Troy, Alabama, August 27, 1870, and was in his 61st year. When young Urquhart was 4 years of age the family moved to Washington county, Texas, and at 16 he came to San Saba.

"On April 15, 1894, he was married to Miss Anna E. Doran at Goldthwaite, Texas, the Rev. J. E. Vernor former editor of the News, performing the marriage ceremony. He leaves surviving the sorrowing wife and the following children: Mrs. J. W. Shook, San Saba; Mrs. N. L. Schnabel, Comanche, Oklahoma; Mrs. J. M. Baker, Safford, Arizona; Mrs. T. R. Johnston, San Angelo, Texas, and W. B. Urquhart, Jr., now in the naval service and stationed at Peiping, China. Also a brother Jeff Urquhart of Goldthwaite, and four sisters: Mmes, Joseph Eiler, Piety Biggs, H. H. Doran and W. B. Biggs, all of San Saba. There are also seven grandchildren, and all these relatives were present at the funeral but the son. The children all arrived before death came.

"Wiley Urquhart was a a good man. As a citienz [sic] and public official he was a safe counselor, always patient, cautious and conservative, wanting to do the right thing by everybody. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and had been an active member of the Baptist church for 20 years.

"Funeral services were held in the First Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. J. D. Coleman, pastor, in the presence of an immense crowd gathered to pay their last respects of love. The floral offering was a veritable bank of lovely flowers.

"The body was buried with the beautiful Odd Fellows ceremony and the following active pall bearers, W. H. Hinyard, J. W. Patterson, Ruf Thornton, Alex Moore, Carl Bryant, Judge R. E. Gray, C. D. Hayden, Judge W. V. Dean.

"Honorary pall bearers: Ed Crawford, J. E. Rainey, FS. E. Kelley, E. B. House, E. M. Dickerson, A. R. Hill, N. H. Sellman, M. E. Millican, Dr. W. S. Pence, B. T. Rich, J. A. Quinn, J. C. Howell, J. N. Graves, J. W. Carroll, A. F. Johnson, R. S. Crain, Dr. C. C. Berry, J. K. Rector, T. A. Murray, Hugh Miller, W. A. Ashley, W. A. Smith, W. H. Kimbrough, Dr. H. H. Taylor, U. T. Chamberlain, A. Woods, J. M. Kuykendall, R. W. Burleson, B. L. White, Dr. G. A. Wilson, J. C. Campbell, E. S. Laird, W. R. Harris, F. B. Hall, R. C. Sloan, G. S. Gray, W. R. Ashby, A. J. Harkey, Jno. F. Campbell".

Cause of death (as contained in the Certificate of Death, filed June 9, 1931): "Myocardial degeneration with chronic tonsillitis resulting in [unintelligible word]". 
Urquhart, Wiley Barnett (I86777)
OTIS, James, statesman, born in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, 5 February, 1725; died in Andover, Massachusetts, 23 May, 1783. He was descended in the fifth generation from John Otis, one of the first settlers of Hingham. James was fitted for college under the care of the Reverend Jonathan Russell, of Barnstable, and was graduated at Harvard in 1743. After two years spent in the study of general literature he began the study of law in 1745 in the office of Jeremiah Gridley, who was then one of the most distinguished lawyers in this country. In 1748 he began the practice of law at Plymouth, but soon found that the scanty business of such a place did not afford sufficient scope for his powers. He removed to Boston in 1750, and soon rose to the foremost rank in his profession. His business became very lucrative, and he won a reputation for extraordinary eloquence, while his learning and integrity were held in high and well-deserved esteem. It was in those days noted as remarkable that he was once called as far as Halifax in the dead of winter to act as counsel for three men accused of piracy. He procured the acquittal of his clients, and received the largest fee that had ever been paid to a Massachusetts lawyer. Until this time he continued his literary studies, and in 1760 published " Rudiments of Latin Prosody," which was used as a text-book at Harvard. A similar work on Greek prosody remained in manuscript until it was lost, along with many others of his papers. Early in 1755 Mr. Otis married Miss Ruth Cunningham, daughter of a Boston merchant. Of their three children, the only son, James, died at the age of eighteen; the elder daughter, Elizabeth, married Captain Brown, of the British army, and ended her days in England ; the younger, Mary, married Benjamin, eldest son of the distinguished Honorable Banjamin Lincoln. Mr. Otis seems always to have lived happily with his wife, but she failed to sympathize with him in his political career, and remained herself a stanch loyalist until her death, 15 November 1789. James' public career began in 1761. On the death of Chief-Justice Sewall in 1760, Governor Bernard appointed Thomas Hutchinson to succeed him. James Otis, the father, had sat his heart upon obtaining this place, and both father and son were extremely angry at the appointment of Hutchinson. The latter, who was a very fair-minded man and seldom attributed unworthy motives to political opponents, nevertheless declares in his " History of Massachusetts Bay" that chagrin and disappointment had much to do with the course of opposition to government which the Otises soon followed. The charge deserves to be mentioned, because it is reiterated by Gordon, who sided with the patriots, but it is easy to push such personal explanations altogether too far. No doubt the feeling may have served to give an edge to the eloquence with which Mr. Otis attacked the ministry; but his political attitude was too plainly based on common sense, and on a perception of the real merits of the questions then at issue, to need any other explanation. On the accession of George III. it was decided to enforce the navigation acts, which for a long time American shipmasters and merchants had habitually evaded. One of the revenue officers in Boston petitioned the superior court for " writs of assist-ante," which were general search-warrants, allowing officials of the custom-house to enter houses or shops in quest of smuggled goods, but without specifying either houses or goods. There can be little doubt that the issue of such search-warrants was strictly legal. They had been authorized by statute of Charles II., and two statutes of William III. had expressly extended to custom-house officers in America the same privileges that they enjoyed in England. On the other hand, there can be no doubt that the issue of such warrants in general terms and without most sedulous provisions against arbitrary abuse was liable to result in a most odious form of oppression. It contravened the great principle that an Englishman's house is his castle, and it was not difficult to show that men of English blood and speech could be counted on to resist such a measure. The conduct of Mr. Otis on this occasion is an adequate answer to the charge that his conduct was determined by personal considerations. He then held the crown office of advocate-general, with an ample salary and prospects of high favor from government. When the revenue officers called upon him, in view of his position, to defend their cause, he resigned his office and at once undertook to act as counsel for the merchants of Boston in their protest against the issue of the writs. A large fee was offered him, but he refused it. " In such a cause," said he, " I despise all fees." The case was tried in the council chamber at the east end of the old town-hall, or what is now known as the " Old State-House." at the head of State street, in Boston. Chief-Justice Hutchinson presided, and Gridley argued the case for the writs in a most powerful and learned speech. The reply of Otis, which took five hours in the delivery, was probably one of the greatest speeches of modern times. It went beyond the particular legal question immediately at issue, and took up the whole question of the constitutional relations between the colonies and the mother country. At the bottom of this, as of all the disputes that led to the Revolution, lay the ultimate question whether Americans were bound to yield obedience to laws that they had no share in making. This question, and the spirit that answered it flatly and doggedly in the negative, were heard like an undertone pervading all the arguments in Otis's wonderful speech, and it was because of this that John Adams, who was present, afterward declared that on that day "the child Independence was born." No doubt the argument must have gone far in furnishing weapons for the popular leaders in the contest that was impending. Hutchinson reserved his decision until advice could be had from the law-officers of the crown in London; and when next term he was instructed by them to grant the writs, this result added fresh impetus to the spirit that Otis's eloquence had aroused. At the ensuing election, in May 1761, Mr. Otis was chosen representative, and in the following year he opposed the motion for granting a sum of money to make good the expenses of a naval expedition to the northeast, which Governor Bernard had made upon his own responsibility. When taken to task for this conduct, Mr. Otis justified himself in a pamphlet entitled "The Rights of the Colonies Vindicated" (1764). In this masterly argument the author planted himself squarely upon the ground that in all questions relating to the expenditure of public money the rights of a colonial legislature were as sacred as the rights of the house of commons. In June 1765, Mr. Otis moved that a congress of delegates from all the colonies be called together to consider what should be done about the Stamp Act. In that famous congress which met in October in New York he was a delegate and one of the committee for preparing an address to parliament. In 1767, when elected speaker of the Massachusetts assembly, he was negatived by Governor Bernard. On the news of Charles Townshend's revenue acts, the assembly prepared a circular letter to be sent to all the colonies, inviting concerted resistance. The king was greatly offended at this, and instructions were sent to Bernard to dismiss the assembly unless it should rescind its circular letter. In the debate upon this royal order Otis made a fiery speech, in which he used the expression: " We are asked to rescind, are we! Let Great Britain rescind her measures, or the colonies are lost to her forever." In the summer of 1769 he got into a controversy with some revenue officers, and attacked them in the Boston "Gazette." A few evenings afterward, while sitting in the British coffee-house, he was assaulted by one Robinson, a commissioner of customs, supported by several army or navy officers. Mr. Otis was savagely beaten, and received a sword-cut in the head, from the effects of which he never recovered. He had already shown some symptoms of mental disease, but from this time he rapidly grew worse until his reason forsook him. He brought suit against Robinson, who was assessed in £2,000 damages for the assault" but when the penitent officer made a written apology and begged pardon for his irreparable offence, Mr. Otis refused to take a penny. With this lamentable affair his public career may be said to have ended, for, although in 1771 he was again chosen to the legislature, and was sometimes afterward seen in court or in town-meeting, he was unable to take part in public business. In June 1775, he was living, harmlessly insane, at the house of his sister, Mercy Warren, at Watertown. When he heard the rumor of battle on the 17th, he stole quietly away, borrowed a musket at some farm-house by the roadside, and joined the minute-men, who were marching to the aid of the troops on Bunker Hill. He took an active part in that battle, and after it was over made his way home again toward midnight. The last years of his life were spent in Andover. Early in 1778, in a lucid interval, he went to Boston and argued a case in the common pleas, but found himself unequal to such exertion, and after a short interval returned to Andover. Six weeks after his return, as he was standing in his front doorway in a thunder-shower, leaning on his cane and talking to his family, he was struck by lightning and instantly killed. It was afterward remarked that he had been heard to express a wish that he might die in such a way. He was a man of powerful intelligence, with great command of language and a most impressive delivery, but his judgment was often unsound, and his mental workings were so fitful and spasmodic that it was not always easy to tell what course he was likely to pursue. For such prolonged, systematic, and cool-headed work as that of Samuel Adams he was by nature unfit, but the impulse that he gave to the current of events cannot be regarded as other than powerful. His fame will rest chiefly upon the single tremendous speech of 1761, followed by the admirable pamphlet of 1764. His biography has been ably written by William Tudor (Boston, 1823). 
Otis, James (I168993)
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