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More Genealogy in Allen's Amherst, Massachusetts, Memoir






The list on this page consists of additional individual and/or family names I obtained from Around a Village Green, Sketches of Life in Amherst, Mary Adele Allen's memoir of her youth in Amherst, Massachusetts. [Northampton, Mass.: The Kraushar Press, 1939.] You will find surnames beginning with "N" through "Y" (no "Z") on the alphabetical list below. However, for surnames beginning with "A" through "M", you will need to visit the first page. I've included page references to the book and some genealogical and other details found in the work. For the sake of historical accuracy, please be sure to verify, through reference to original sources, all the details below. You should not use this page as anything but a research aid or guideline for your own future investigations.

Names Included in Around a Village Green

  • Nash, Henry (had a house that burned, p. 64)
  • Neesima, Joseph (first Japanese student to attend Amherst College, c. 1870; founded the Doshisha, Japan; pp. 32-33, 68, 87)
  • Noble (family referenced in connection with a genealogy by Hon. Lucius Manlius Boltwood, p. 55)


  • Olmsted, Frederick Law (formulated a plan for beautifying Amherst, p. 72)


  • Packard, Prof. A. S. (Peabody Museum professor, p. 87)
  • Park, Prof. (frequent Boltwood family visitor from Andover, p. 52)
  • Parsons (ancestors and family generally; pp. 20-22, 44-46)
  • Parsons, David (carpenter and a son of the third Rev. David Parsons; pp. 30, 45)
  • Parsons, Rev. David (name of each of three ministers, as follows: first, a pastor in Malden and Leicester; second, Amherst's First Parish pastor who was ordained in 1739 and had nine children; third, Amherst's First Parish pastor who was known as a scholar and had eleven children; pp. 11, 20-22, 28, 30, 44-45)
  • Parsons, Harriet (daughter of the third Rev. David Parsons; married Rev. Royal Washburn and later Gen. David Mack; pp. 11, 22, 44-46)
  • Parsons, Cornet Joseph (ancestor, p. 20)
  • Peel, Sir Robert (complimented Prof. Charles Upham Shepard as the world's first authority on meteorites, p. 48)
  • Perry (family, p. 68)
  • Phillips, Rev. (Worcester preacher, p. 15)
  • Phillips, Samuel (Andover Academy projector, p. 21)
  • Poe (poet, p. 59)
  • Pollok (poet, p. 12)


  • Rawson (owner of a jewelry shop, p. 92)
  • Robert, "Uncle" (mentioned in a letter by Mrs. Lucius Boltwood, p. 51)


  • Savage (ancestors of Mary Ingersoll Cooper, p. 42)
  • Scott (wrote a Bible commentary, p. 36)
  • Sears, E. H. (mentioned in connection with hymns, p. 39)
  • Seelye ("children" mentioned but not specifically named, p. 17)
  • Seelye ("children" of Prof. Julius H. Seelye, p. 9)
  • Seelye ("children" of Prof. L. Clark Seelye, p. 80)
  • Seelye ("daughters" who performed in Barrett Gymnasium plays, p. 81)
  • Seelye, Abby (daughter of Prof. L. Clark Seelye, p. 33)
  • Seelye, Anna (daughter of Prof. and Mrs. Julius H. Seelye, p. 81)
  • Seelye, Bessie (daughter of Prof. and Mrs. Julius H. Seelye; the mother of Prof. Seelye Bixler; pp. 17, 81)
  • Seelye, Dr. Harry (occupied the Hickok house, p. 81)
  • Seelye, Hattie (daughter of Prof. L. Clark Seelye, p. 33)
  • Seelye, Mrs. Julius H. (member of the James family, p. 81)
  • Seelye, Prof. Julius H. (Amherst College professor and later president; the brother of Prof. L. Clark Seelye; pp. 9, 17, 61-62, 68, 80-83, 86-87)
  • Seelye, Prof. L. Clark (Amherst College professor and later Smith College president; the brother of Prof. Julius H. Seelye; pp. 33, 57, 68, 79-80)
  • Seelye, Mabel (daughter of Prof. and Mrs. Julius H. Seelye, p. 81)
  • Seelye, Ralph (son of Prof. L. Clark Seelye, p. 33)
  • Seelye, Will (son of Prof. and Mrs. Julius H. Seelye, p. 81)
  • Sellen (owned a brick house, pp. 86-87)
  • Sewall (ancestors of Mary Ingersoll Cooper, p. 42)
  • Shakespeare (English playwright and poet, p. 12)
  • Shepard ("cousins" referenced in a letter by Ralph Waldo Emerson, p. 54)
  • Shepard (family generally; pp. 48, 52-53)
  • Shepard (name given to Shepard's Island, p. 71)
  • Shepard, Prof. Charles Upham (chemistry and natural history professor, Amherst College; a son of Mrs. Deborah Haskins Shepard; p. 48)
  • Shepard, Mrs. Deborah Haskins (widow of Rev. Mase Shepard; the mother of Prof. Charles Upham Shepard, Mrs. Fanny Haskins Shepard Boltwood, and Rev. George Champlin Shepard; pp. 48, 52)
  • Shepard, Fanny Haskins (became Mrs. Lucius Boltwood, 1824; pp. 48, 50-55, 62, photograph before p. 47)
  • Shepard, Rev. George Champlin (Grace Episcopal Church founder and a son of Mrs. Deborah Haskins Shepard; pp. 48, 52, 54)
  • Shepard, John Haskins (subject of a silhouette in the house of Mrs. Lucius Boltwood, p. 52)
  • Shepard, Mary (sister of Mrs. Lucius Boltwood, p. 53)
  • Shepard, Rev. Mase (husband of Mrs. Deborah Haskins Shepard, p. 48)
  • Shepard, Mrs. Sally Inman Kast (wife of Rev. George Champlin Shepard; p. 52, silhouette)
  • Smith, Ben (dictionary editor and the son of Mrs. Eli Smith, p. 79)
  • Smith, Mrs. Eli (conducted a private school, p. 79)
  • Snell, Miss (Sunday school superintendent and a professor's daughter, p. 16)
  • Squires, Mrs. Grant (New York daughter of Rev. Jonathan Leavitt Jenkins, p. 29)
  • Stearns (family generally, pp. 63-64)
  • Stearns, Pres. (Amherst College president and the father of Fanny Stearns, Frazar Stearns, William F. Stearns, and Winfred Stearns; pp. 25, 27, 29, 35, 41, 63-64, 83)
  • Stearns, Alfred E. (Andover Academy headmaster, an Amherst College trustee, and a grandson of Pres. Stearns; pp. 63-64)
  • Stearns, Fanny (daughter of Pres. Stearns; married Rev. W. V. W. Davis; became the mother of Fanny Stearns Davis, later Mrs. Fanny Stearns Davis Gifford, and William Stearns Davis; p. 64)
  • Stearns, Mrs. Frank W. (formerly Millie Clark, p. 33)
  • Stearns, Frazar (Union soldier who died during the Civil War; a son of Pres. Stearns; pp. 25, 64)
  • Stearns, Harold (son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Stearns, p. 63)
  • Stearns, Mrs. Olive (wife of Pres. Stearns, p. 64)
  • Stearns, William F. (financed the building of the Amherst College Church; a son of Pres. Stearns; pp. 63, 83)
  • Stearns, Mrs. William F. (had a daughter and four sons; conducted a school for girls; pp. 63, 83)
  • Stearns, Winfred (youngest son of Pres. Stearns, p. 35)
  • Stoddard, Gen. (had a house at the corner of Amity Street and North Prospect Street, p. 68)
  • Stoddard, Mrs. Eliza Parkman Delano (wrote for magazines, p. 48)
  • Stone, Justice Harlan Fiske (United States Supreme Court Justice and the brother of Winthrop E. Stone, p. 71)
  • Stone, Winthrop E. (Purdue University president and the brother of Justice Harlan Fiske Stone, p. 71)
  • Stowe, Rev. (Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's husband, who preached in the Amherst village church; p. 17)
  • Stowe, Mrs. Harriet Beecher (author; the mother-in-law of Rev. Henry F. Allen; pp. 16-17, 34)
  • Sumner, Charles (autograph mentioned, p. 71)
  • Sweetser (family generally, pp. 43-44)
  • Sweetser, Howard (New York son of Deac. Luke Sweetser, p. 31)
  • Sweetser, Deac. Luke (merchant and a prominent Amherst citizen; an uncle of Abbie Wood; pp. 26-27, 31-32, 43)
  • Sweetser, Mrs. Luke (mentioned as Deac. Luke Sweetser's "wife" in laces and purple kid gloves, pp. 43-44)


  • Terry, Mrs. C. M. (formerly Emily Hitchcock; became the head of Hubbard House, Smith College; p. 59)
  • Terry, Rev. C. M. (husband of Mrs. Emily Hitchcock Terry, p. 59)
  • Thomas (spelled "Tomas" in the memoir), Mrs. (referenced in a letter, p. 90)
  • Thomson (poet, p. 12)
  • Thorwaldsen (artist, p. 70)
  • Tomson, Truman (Amherst College student who married Cora A. Welch, p. 59)
  • Tomson, Mrs. Truman (formerly Cora A. Welch, who later became Mrs. Alexander Van Millingen; p. 59)
  • Totten, Lieut. (military man, p. 64)
  • Tuckerman, Dr. Edward (Amherst College botanist and professor; discovered Arethusa Falls, 1847; pp. 17, 43, 66)
  • Tuckerman, Mrs. Edward (gave, along with Dr. Edward, lawn parties; p. 17)
  • Tuckerman, Dr. Frederick (blazed trails through the White Mountains; a nephew of Dr. Edward Tuckerman; married Alice Cooper; pp. 43, 60, 66)
  • Tuckerman, Mrs. Frederick (formerly Alice Cooper; pp. 43, 82)
  • Tuckerman, Frederick Goddard (poet and the father of Dr. Frederick Tuckerman, p. 43)
  • Tudor (ancestors of Mary Ingersoll Cooper, p. 42)
  • Tupper (English author, p. 12)
  • Tyler, John (son of Prof. W. S. Tyler, p. 47)
  • Tyler, Prof. W. S. (Amherst College professor of Greek, p. 47)


  • Upton, Emily (conducted a private school in the Palmer Block, pp. 60-61)


  • Van Millingen (mentioned as a "surgeon" and the "father" of Prof. Alexander Van Millingen, p. 59)
  • Van Millingen, Mrs. Alexander (formerly Mrs. Cora A. Welch Tomson, p. 59)
  • Van Millingen, Prof. Alexander (Robert College history professor who married Mrs. Cora A. Welch Tomson, p. 59)
  • Victoria, Queen (knighted Sir Chen-tung Liang Cheng, p. 89)


  • Waite, Hannah (hat shop owner, p. 84)
  • Ward, Kate (public librarian, p. 84)
  • Warner, David (Amherst citizen, p. 80)
  • Warren, John (Harvard Medical School founder, p. 21)
  • Washburn (family generally, p. 22)
  • Washburn, Rev. George (Amherst College graduate, 1855; the second president of Robert College, Constantinople; p. 32)
  • Washburn, Mrs. Royal (formerly Harriet Parsons; later Mrs. David Mack; pp. 11, 22, 44-46)
  • Washburn, Rev. Royal (First Parish pastor, 1826-1833; married Harriet Parsons; pp. 22, 28, 44)
  • Washburn, William Ives (grandson of the third Rev. David Parsons, p. 45)
  • Washington (President of the United States, p. 19)
  • Watts, Dr. (wrote hymns, c. 1707; p. 24)
  • Webster, Noah (dictionary writer; pp. 10-11, 21-22, 49, 60, 63, 86, 90, 93, photograph description before p. 9)
  • Welch, Cora A. (Hitchcock family visitor who married Truman Tomson and later Prof. Alexander Van Millingen, p. 59)
  • Whittier (poet; pp. 39, 64)
  • Williams, Mrs. (sister of Mrs. Harriet Parsons Washburn Mack, p. 44)
  • Williams, Rev. Charles H. (popular preacher and a grandson of the third Rev. David Parsons, p. 45)
  • Williams, Mary (niece of Mrs. Harriet Parsons Washburn Mack, pp. 44-45)
  • Wood, Abbie (became Mrs. Daniel Bliss, pp. 31-32)
  • Woods, Alice (owned the grove at Amethyst Brook, p. 77)
  • Woolsey, Dora (New Haven sister of Susan Coolidge, spelled "Cooledge" in the memoir; p. 84)
  • Wren, Christopher (inspired the design of the Old Hadley Church steeple, p. 18)


  • Young (brothers who constructed the Amherst church pulpit, p. 31)
  • Young (English poet, p. 12)







Hadley, Massachusetts, Names in 1909 Souvenir (Historic Hadley, Quarter Millennial Souvenir)


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