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Joseph WILLARD

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  • Gender  Male 
    Died  UNKNOWN 
    Person ID  I472  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2011 

    Father  Joseph WILLARD,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F191  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Sidney WILLARD,   b. 3 Feb 1831, Lancaster, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1862, Fredricksburg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F192  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Joseph, author, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 14 March, 1798; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 12 May, 1865, studied at Phillips Exeter academy, was graduated at Harvard in 1816, studied law in Amherst, practised in Waltham and Lancaster, and settled in Boston in 1829. He became master of chancery in 1838, was appointed joint clerk with George C. Wilde, of the supreme court and court of common pleas of Suffolk county, and held these offices until 1856, when they became elective. He was then chosen clerk of the superior court for five years, and re-elected for a like term in 1861. Mr. Willard was corresponding secretary of the Massachusetts historical society from 1829 till 1864, and many years a trustee of the old Boston library, lie was the author of " Topographical and Historical Sketches of the Town of Lancaster in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts" (Worcester, 1826); " Address to the Members of the Bar of Worcester County, 2 October, 1829" (Lancaster, 1830); "Address in Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Lancaster, Massachusetts, with an Appendix" (Boston, 1853); " The Willard Memoir, or Life and Times of Major Simon Willard, and Some Account of the Name and Family in Europe from an Early Day" (1858); "Naturalization in the American Colonies" (1859); and "Letter to an English Friend on the Rebellion in the United States and on the British Policy" (1862). He edited the fifth edition of the "Narrative of the Captivity and Removes of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson among the Indians" (Lancaster, 1828), and was the author of many addresses, pamphlets, and contributions to various magazines. He left, incomplete, a "Life" of Gem Henry Knox.