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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 10
Lydia Barrington was born in Dublin, Ireland back in 1728 to John and Mary. In 1753 she married William and immigrated to Philadelphia so William could work as a tutor.  She worked as a midwife.  Lydia and William had 5 children that survived and 4 others that died in infancy. Lydia was not educa...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Lewis Edson was born in Decatur, New York back in 1837.  Sorry but that is all the informationI have, nothing about his childhood, parents, schooling and so on.  So now we get to the  rest of the story.By 1883, you could find hi working as an insurance broker.  He was getting ready to sign a docu...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Enoch Crosby was born in Harwich, Massachusetts back in 1750 to Thomas and Elizabeth.  His family moved to Putnam County, New York.  At 16 he set out from home to find a career.  He found employment as an apprentice shoemaker.  When the Revolutionary War began he was in Danbury, Connecticut where...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Harry Brearley was born in Sheffield, England back in 1871 to John and Jane.  At the tender age of 12 he went to work at his father’s steelworks.  He moved up the ladder to being a general assistant in the companies chemical laboratory.  He spent several years in the laboratory, at home and forma...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
Decius Wadsworth was born in Farmington, Connecticut back in 1768 to William and Mercy.  He graduated from Yale in 1785 with Honors.  Now on with the history lesson for today.  Decius never married that is except that is to the military.George Washington appointed him as a captain in the Artiller...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Diego Marin was born in Coruna del Conde back in 1757.  I don’t have much to offer other than after the death of his father he became head of the household.  He worked in the fields tending his sheep while also working as an agricultural laborer.Diego was also an inventor, one of them helped the ...

By Randy Sumbles
(Keller Williams)
Comments 1
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
Joan Brady was born in San Francisco back in 1939 to Robert and Mildred. She worked as a dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and the New Your City Ballet.  While in New York City she enrolled in Columbia where she studied philosophy.  She met Dexter and they married in 1963.Shortly after the mar...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
George Foote was born in Willoughby, Ohio back in 1915 to Robert and Louise.  He received his Bachelor and Master of Arts from the University of Florida in 1939.  After graduation he went on to attend McGill University for medicine.  He performed his internship at Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 20
Andrew Jackson was born in Alabama back in 1849.  For 15 years, he worked on a small farm.  At 16 he moved to a city just outside of Birmingham.  That is all I have about him of course there is more to his life so what say we start.Around the time he moved to Birmingham he invent and patented his...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 10
Rowland Hussey was born in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts back in 1822.  At 15 you could find him working aboard a whaling ship.  While on that ship he had a red star tattooed on his hand.He opened a dry goods store in 1843 near downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts.  The store failed and was shut d...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 17
Kenneth George was born in Birmingham, England back in 1934 to Harold and Ethel.  He lived with his father and stepmother in Hastings, Sussex.He worked for a circus where he learned to ice skate.  Having a taste of show business, he formed a comedy act called the Minitones, making the nightclub c...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 15
No dirty cuss words!  Just a nice farewell to the neighborhood.Imagine moving to a neighborhood and working hard to make the neighborhood more lovely by planting lots of plants and making flowerbeds and redoing the house you have bought!  Imagine growing more and more dissatisfied with your move!...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 13
John Freeman was born in New York City, New York back in 1835. Sorry but I do not have any information as to who his parents were, where or if he went to school and so on.  What of course I can tell you is the rest of the story.He entered the military in 1861, by 1862 he was serving aboard the US...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 15
Benjamin Babbitt was born in Westmoreland, New York back in 1809 to Nathaniel and Betsey.  He attended public schools while working on the family farm.  By the time he was 20 you could find him working in a machine shop where he learned the trades of wheelwright, machinist and file maker. By the ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 14
James Smith was born in Denver, Colorado back in 1899.  The family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where he graduated from Little Rock High School.  then it was off to Princeton, graduating in 1921.  He earned a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT in 1925.After graduation he was...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 1
Browsing old newspapers can be so much fun and interesting!  I found this old picture of several handsome young guys who were golfers.  They must have been pretty good and this clipping indicates they were favored to win in an important tournament.  (Wonder if they did?)I remember them all.  Some...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 20
Mary Mason was born in Buckland, Massachusetts back in 1797. Her father died when she was 5 and her mother remarried when she was 13. Her mother moved with her new husband however, Mary stayed behind so the home and farm would stay in the family.In her spare time, she attended various school and ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 25
George Pollard Jr. was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts to George and Tamar back in 1791. His father was a ship’s captain, so it was to be a seafaring life for young George.By the time he was 23 he had served as second mate and then onto first mate from 1815-1819. In 1821, he was appointed captai...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 3
Holidays are good for giving you time to go through old things.While going through old papers today, I found this ad.  I thought, "WOW!  That is the first open house that I ever held when I started in the real estate business!"  I started looking to see if was the same one that I thought it shoul...

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