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Larcom / Balch Connection

By Thursday, April 5, 2018 8 No tags Permalink 0

My connection to the Balch family begins seven generations ago when Cornelius Larcom (1653-1747) married Abigail Balch (1663-1706). The book, Genealogy of the Balch Family in America by Galusha Burchard Balch (available to read on Google Books) shows the marriage as February 8, 1680-81. Abigail was his first wife. They had four children, all boys: Jonathan (March ...

Wyatt’s Market

By Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3 No tags Permalink 2

Excerpts from the Beverly Historical Society Newsletter: The Genial Market Man by Ed Brown Standing alone and long forgotten near the Haskell Street entrance to the Beverly Farms Cemetery is an unusual grave marker made of thick blue granite. It bears the simple inscription, "Edward E. Wyatt, 1858–1899." Edward Everett Wyatt (1858-1899) This is the gravesite of the ...


By Thursday, October 15, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Goldenrod is one of my favorite flowers. It is always a pleasure to discover that one of Lucy Larcom's favorite things is my own as well. I look forward to seeing the goldenrod bloom every year. We don't have much of an Autumn in Florida, but we do get a beautiful display of goldenrod in the ...

Nature’s Easter-Music

By Sunday, April 5, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

by Lucy Larcom, The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom (1884)   THE flowers from the earth have arisen, They are singing their Easter-song; Up the valleys and over hillsides They come, an unnumbered throng. Oh, listen! The wild-flowers are singing Their beautiful songs without words! They are pouring the soul of their music Through the voices of happy birds. Every flower to a bird has confided The ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Thursday, November 27, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 1

Two Festivals By Lucy Larcom Written for the Boston Traveller, Christmas, 1881. Published in The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom.   Thanksgiving stirs her ruddy fire; The glow illuminates November: She sees new glimmerings of desire Flash up from every fading ember. The corn is stored, and heaped the board; The matron Day, her comforts summing, Hears, through her best, a better word, – The merry shout ...

Researching Our Larcom American Immigrants

By Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

The Connecticut Branch of Larcoms The book in the photo above is the History of the families of Larcom, Hollis, and McKinley by Montagu Burrows, R.N., M.A., published in 1883 in Oxford, England. It is as the section of the book is titled, a "General Sketch of the Larcom Family" which recounts the tradition that the family moved from France ...

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