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  [begin leaf 1 recto] Progenitors in the little house on the hill, Cold Spring Capt. John Williams & Mary Woolley Cold Spring, LI parents of Amy Williams mother's mother

They (Capt. John & Mary) had 8 daughters and two sons—the men ^father & sons all followed the water—were expert sailors—Capt. John was a wonderful man for ^his friends amiableness hospitality good living &c.—MaryAmy, (mother's mother) when he came in from a voyage, would take one child in her arms and another by the hand, and go over the hills afoot to see her father.—He died aboard his vessel in N.Y. Mary ^(mother's grandmother) was washing—the ^when a vessel came up the Harbor with the flag at half-mast.—It brought the corpse;—a neighbor heard the news, came up to the little house on the hill—took the tub and set it away and told the death—Mary had been looking at the vessel with the spy glass.

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