Biographical Memoir of Cleveland Abbe, 1838-1916

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byWilliam Jackson Humphreys

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... CLEVELAND ABBE 1838-1916 BY W. J. HUMPHREYS Cleveland Abbe's influence on the progress of pure science and its application to the public welfare was so varied and so great as to make it important that we know who he was, the conditions under which he worked, and what he accomplished. A portion of Professor Abbe's genealogy, enough perhaps for the present purpose, is briefly-as follows, in direct descent. And here, at the very beginning of this sketch, I must acknowledge my indebtedness to Abbe's patient labors, for this summary is gathered from his posthumous book, the AbbeAbbey Genealogy, a monumental work that for nearly 60 years was his absorbing recreation and hobby. 1. John Abbe, born in central England about 1613, came to America on the Bonavcnture in 1635 and settled first at Salem, Mass., but soon moved to Wenham, near by, when that town was established. 2. Samuel Abbe, who in 1692 was among those in Salem opposing the fanatical persecutions for witchcraft. 3. Ebenezer Abbe, of Windham, Conn., spoke for the community in 1717 to the Assembly in a petition that property taxes be applied to the establishment of their church. 4. Joshua Abbe, of North Windham, Conn., was a large land-owner, about 1740, and a strong religious leader of a Baptist sect that became known as Abbeites. 5. Phineas Abbe, a citizen of Windham Township, Conn., had for a time during the Revolutionary War the custody of some English prisoners. 6. Moses Cleveland Abbe married Talitha Waldo, a descendant of prominent civil and military colonial officers. 7. George Waldo Abbe, deacon in the Madison Avenue Baptist Church of New York, merchant and philanthropist, married Charlotte Colgate, who came of a line of Dissenters registered at Leyden in 1610-1620. 8. Cleveland Abbe, 1838-1916, s...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... CLEVELAND ABBE 1838-1916 BY W. J. HUMPHREYS Cleveland Abbe's influence on the progress of pure science and its application to th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217957455

ISBN - 13:9780217957458

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