Wheat Genealogy; a History of the Wheat Family in America: With a Brief Account of the Name and Family in England and Normandy, Volume 1

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Silas Carmi Wheat
S.C. Wheat, 1903

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NOT by Mrs. Scranton. She compiled and helped write the SECOND volume. This is the 1903 edition and is a quick, fun read that covers the first six generations of our Wheat line in the US, Moses Wheat to Dr. Samuel Wheat (1776-1853), and traveling from initial landing at Massachusetts through generations in Connecticut and on to New York where Ella Wheat would meet and marry Edward Furman Baldwin.  

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Page 4 - For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind...
Page 15 - That hangs his head, and a' that ? The coward-slave, we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that ; The rank is but the guinea stamp ; The man's the gowd for a
Page 12 - HE man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors is like a potato — the only good belonging to him is underground.
Page 42 - ... world's oldest city; but the excavations made not only prove that it rose upon the ruins of others, but affords some knowledge of a long line of kings who lived so long ago that their very names were forgotten before the flight of the Israelites from Egypt, or even the building of the Tower of Babel. "What is the story of this buried past? Were all its doors flung wide, For us to search its rooms? And we to see the race, from first to last, And how they lived and died.
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Page 40 - Palfry) had not only wronged hir neighbors in killing their poultrie, but being convict for L,ying, L,oytering & running away fro hir master was whipped.
Page 46 - Wheat continued to add to his holdings from time to time until he had 339 acres in twenty-three separate allotments.
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