Showing posts with label Salisbury. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Salisbury. Show all posts

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Judge Amos Morrill and Miranda Dickson

Amos Morrill (1809-1894) son of Abraham Morrill (1776-1862) and Mary "Polly" Bagley (1778-1847) born in Salisbury, Massachusetts. From the Bartlett family collection Salisbury MA

Mary Dickson Morrill from the Bartlett family collection Salisbury MA
He married Nov. 2, 1843 Miranda Dickson (1826-1906) daughter of Joseph Dickson ( - 1830) and Sally Lattimer (1803-1891). 
Morrill graduated Bowdoin College in 1834 and began practicing law in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 1836. He partnered with Miranda's brother, Joseph J. Dickson until he moved to Austin, and formed a partnership with Gov. Andrew J. Hamilton.
On January 18, 1872, Morrill was nominated by President Ulysses Granta United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Source: Texas Jurists Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library

Photos from blog Flash Back Dallas The Morrill's home and Jordon Moore who worked for Mrs Morrill. An amazing article by Paula Bosse

Obit for Sally Lattimore Dickson Moore

Sunday, July 28, 2019

More on Blaisdell Clocks

From Antiques and Fine Art Magazine Gary Sullivan Antiques: A rare and important early American tall case clock, by Nicholas Blasdel, Amesbury, Massachusetts, circa 1760

The Blaisdell/Blasdel family produced nine clockmakers in four generations. I came across this article in the archives written by Rev Roland D Sawyer published in Amesbury Daily News Amesbury, Massachusetts Saturday November 10, 1951.
The Purington family who were Quakers also made clocks
Read more from my blog on Blaisdell Clock family at