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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hattie Short Lacroix Rogers Byfield MA Obit

October 2, 2009

BYFIELD: Hattie (Short) Lacroix
, 81, of Byfield, died Friday Oct. 2, 2009 at the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. She was the widow of Gerald R. Lacroixand Richard Rogers.
Mrs. Lacroix was born in Newbury on October 24, 1927, daughter of the late Henry and Alberta (Steele) Short.
Hattie was retired as a supervisor from AT&T Technologies (now Lucent) in North Andover. Following retirement she worked at the Stone House Farm in Boxford and also at Paint In Thyme in Byfield. She was a 65-year member of the Quascacunguen Grange in Byfield and a member of the Heritage Pamona County Grange. She also belonged to the State and National Grange. She was an avid knitter and crafter. She spent many hours as a volunteer at the Grange building Topsfield Fair until her illness. Hattie is survived by her daughter Lou-Ann Rogers and fiancé Kenneth Bower of Byfield, two stepdaughters & their husbands, Diane & Glen Turner of Woonsocket, RI and Suzanne & John DiCicco of Barrington, RI. A stepson Marcel Lacroix of Blackstone, 9 grandchildren Ilenia Figuereo, Claudia Rodriguez, Madelyn Rodriguez & Fiance’ Mitchell Rosario, Jessica & J.R. Bower, Amy Rectinwal, Becky Lacroix, Melissa Picard and Kimberly Barrette. Five great grandchildren, Carla Figuereo, Nadelyn & Sarnel Rosario and Madison & Dominic Bower. Five brothers, Henry M. Short, Jr. of Hampton, NH,
John Short, Robert Short & George Short, all of Byfield, and Wayne Brooks of FL. Two sisters, Miriam D’Errico of Tewksbury and Arlena Gagnan of Salisbury. Hattie was predeceased  by a sister, Margaret Charrette and a brother, William Brooks.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 11:00 AM in the Community United Methodist Church, Main St, Byfield. Burial will be in the South Byfield Cemetery, Georgetown. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5-8:00 PM in the F.S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent St., Rowley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Theophilus Parsons Last years before death


Theophilus Parsons (B: February 24, 1750, Byfield, MA – October 30, 1813, age 63, Pearl Street, Boston, Suffolk, MA) married to Elizabeth Greenleaf (B: 1765, Newburyport, MA - 1829, Boston, Suffolk, MA) D/o Hon. Benjamin Greenleaf & Elizabeth Chauncy



Parson's son, Dr. Theophilus Parsons born May 17, 1797 Newburyport MA Picture from Rob Mallett (#47985449) Find a Grave

Home built by Theophilus Parsons in 1789 on the corner of Green and Harris Streets. Courtesy of Joe Callahan. Clipper Heritage Trail See more on Parsons
Memoir of Theophilus Parsons: Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts






New York Times November 1884

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Abraham Adams House The Highfield Estate Newbury MA

Abraham Adams House Highfield Estate 1705 Pearson Drive, off of Orchard Street
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From Gareldine ‘Garry’ Adams Newly added two news bank clips
Last weekend, Newbury, MA began a year-long celebration of its 375th anniversary with tours of the town’s historic houses. Among these was the Highfield Estate. According to the celebration’s official site, Newbury375.org: “Built in 1705, this is one of the few remaining garrison houses. From this house Abraham Adams and three sons* went to the Revolutionary War.”“Located on the site originally called The High Field, near the Newbury Falls.”
From Judge Sewell’s Diary:
Capt. Abraham Adams lived where his descendant, George W. Adams does now. He was an enterprising sea captain, who launched coasters from the river in front of his house. The present homelike and interesting house, which is rich in heirlooms, was built by him, it is said, in 1705. His wife, Anne, was the daughter of William and Anne (Sewall) Longfellow. Mr. Adams has in admirable preservation a highly interesting ancient deed. In it Samuel Sewall and his wife, Hannah, deed to Sergt. Abraham Adams half "the High Field," which still bears its ancient and fitting title, and half "the great Meadow" on the River Parker, and other land for five hundred pounds. The deed states that the property had been conveyed by Henry Sewall, the father of the Judge, to john Hull, the mint master, and implies that Hannah, the Judge’s wife, inherited it from John Hull, of whom she was "Daughter and sole heir." The deed is dated June 11, 1705. The property, while deeded to Sergt. Abraham Adams, was "intended for a settlement" for his son, Captain Abraham, "who married with Anne Longfellow, niece of the said Samuel Sewall." So substantial a present from the uncle and aunt of the bride must have been very encouraging to the newly wedded pair.
Recent/current photos of the Highfield Estate have not been found, but would be appreciated. Please contact the author or leave a comment if you would like to submit materials.
Page 91, The Story of Byfield by John Lewis Ewell, D.D., The University Press Cambridge, USA, 1904
Added on 1/14/2015 From Boston Herald June 10, 1945 and 1904