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The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1884 offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the culture, history, and society of Massachusetts during the 19th century. The diverse range of topics covered in this volume showcases the depth of knowledge and expertise of the writers who contributed to the magazine.

From articles on local industries and businesses to profiles of notable figures in Massachusetts history, this issue is packed with informative and engaging content. Readers will learn about the state's literary history, its political landscape, and the social movements that shaped its development.

The writing is clear and engaging, making even the most obscure topics accessible to a general audience. The inclusion of illustrations and photographs adds an extra layer of depth to the articles, bringing the stories and subjects to life in vivid detail.

Overall, The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1884 is a must-read for anyone interested in the history and culture of Massachusetts. Its combination of informative articles, engaging storytelling, and historical insight make it a valuable resource for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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[Illustration: J.W. BOOTT]


A Massachusetts Magazine.

VOL. I. MARCH, 1884. No. III.


By Colonel John Hatch George.

The Honorable JOSIAH GARDNER ABBOTT, the subject of this biographic sketch, traces his lineage back to the first settlers of this Commonwealth. The Puritan George Abbott, who came from Yorkshire, England, in 1630, and settled in Andover, was his ancestor on his father's side; while on his mother's side his English ancestor was William Fletcher, who came from Devonshire in 1640, and settled, first, in Concord, and, finally, in 1651, in Chelmsford. It may be noted in passing that Devonshire, particularly in the first part of the seventeenth century, was not an obscure part of England to hail from, for it was the native shire of England's first great naval heroes and circumnavigators of the globe, such as Drake and Cavendish.

George Abbott married Hannah, the daughter of William and Annis Chandler, whose descendants have been both numerous and influential. The young couple settled in Andover. As has been said, ten years after the advent on these shores of George Abbott came William Fletcher, who, after living for a short time in Concord, settled finally in Chelmsford... Continue reading book >>

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