AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 256
E. LORD, one of the most extensive farmers of Tolland county, and the largest
land holder in Hebron, resides in the northern portion of the town, and dates
his ancestry back to colonial times.
first American ancestor was Thomas Lord, who came from England and was one of
the earliest settlers of Hartford. Both
he and his wife, Dorothy, whom he had married in England, died in Hartford, the
wife in 1687 at the ripe age of eighty-seven.
All of their eight children were born in England, and came to America
with their parents, while a later generation of the family located in
Marlborough, Conn., where the Lord name is one of the oldest in the town.
Lord, grandfather of our subject, was a farmer and large land holder in the town
of Marlborough, Conn., his residence being in the southern part of the place.
There he lived his entire life, and died in 1852, at the age of
seventy-five, in the faith of the Congregational Church.
His first wife, Caroline Crocker, bore him one child, Sherman C., who
married Ophelia T. Buell, was a farmer and died in Marlborough.
The second wife of George Lord was Abigail Everett of Ware, Mass., who
survived him until 1861. Their
children were: Noble E., father of our subject;
Hinman, who married Anna E. Hutchinson, and engaged in farming in
Marlborough, but later moved to Hebron, where he died, and where his widow now
Everett Lord, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in 1804, in
Marlborough, Conn., where he resided on the home farm until his marriage, having
been reared to farm work. After his
marriage, he removed to Hebron and rented the “Perk Mann” farm in the
eastern part of the town, where he resided for a little over a year, and he then
purchased a farm nearby, where he live the remainder of his life, dying Oct. 11,
1892. Noble E. Lord was a quiet,
hard-working man, who reared a large and creditable family and left to them the
heritage of a good name. As he was
in moderate circumstances, the rearing of his large family was a heavy expense.
In politics he was a Republican, and held many of the minor offices of
the town, while in religious matters, he adhered to the tenets of the
Congregational faith, being a member of the church of that denomination at
Hebron. Noble E. Lord married Betsey
F. Buckley, who was born in 1816, a
native of Colchester, Conn., daughter of William Buckley, and she died Aug. 12,
1861. To them were born:
Joshua B., who married Eunice Otis, was engaged in various kinds of
business and was an undertaker of Hartford at the time of his death;
George R., who married Mary Boud, was a real estate dealer and resides at
Asbury Park, N.J.; Daniel B., who
was a graduate of Amherst College, became a Congregational minister and died at
West Hartford, Conn.; Fedora E.,
widow of Edwin Perry, resides in New Haven, Conn.;
Sophia J. resides in East Hartford, Conn., unmarried;
Noble E.; Prudence A. died
young; David died young, and his
twin brother died at the age of three days;
Lucy died young; Loren M.,
who married Anna Strong, resides in Hebron, engaged in farming;
Flora E. died young.
E. Lord, the immediate subject of this biography, was born Nov. 14, 1844, in the
northeastern part of Hebron, and attended the district school as well as one
term at the select school kept by Henry T. Bowles in Andover.
He remained upon the farm until 1865, when he went to Marlborough, and
there operated a farm for an uncle for a season.
His father needing him at home ( the other brothers having left), Noble
returned to the homestead, where he remained until after his marriage, when he
purchased the “Skinner farm,” in the vicinity.
After three years he sold this property, and in 1874 purchased another
farm known as the “Gilbert place,” upon which he still resides.
It then consisted of 135 acres, but Mr. Lord has added largely to it
until it now consists of 600 acres. Although
he was obliged to go heavily into debt for the property, it is now all cleared,
and he has made very extensive improvements upon it, erecting all the farm
buildings and remodeling the house. In
addition to his own house, he has several others upon the property, which are
occupied by his tenants. In addition
to carrying on general farming, Mr. Lord is an extensive dealer in stock, and in
the past cut down and sold lumber from land he purchased.
Mr. Lord also has a good meat route, at times running two wagons through
the towns of Bolton, Andover, Hebron, and Marlborough.
From the lowest step of the ladder of fortune, Mr. Lord has become one of
the town’s most thorough and progressive farmers and substantial citizens, and
is well known through all of Tolland county.
April 21, 1869, Noble E. Lord was married for the first time, to Miss Addie
Griswold, a native of Rocky Hill, Conn., daughter of Albro Griswold, a farmer of
that locality, and she died Oct. 11, 1891, aged forty-four.
To them were born: Herbert
J., a joiner residing in Springfield, Mass., was born Jan. 28, 1870, married
Bessie E. Vining, and has one child, Noble E.;
Everett G., a farmer of Hebron, was born Oct. 25, 1871, married Grace
Pendleton, and has two children, Eleanor P. and Mary A.;
Flora E., was born Oct. 17, 1876; Clayton
A. was born July 20, 1880; Clarence
H. was born May 23, 1884; and Helen
A., was born Sept. 24, 1891. On
March 7, 1893, Mr. Lord was married to Mary Fancher, of Granby, Conn., a
charming lady, who presides over his pleasant home and aids him in dispensing a
gracious hospitality. Mrs. Lord, by
a former marriage, had one daughter, Flora E. Fancher.
Mr. Lord has taken a very prominent part in the politics of Hebron,
having held nearly all of the minor offices of the town, and represented it in
the State Legislature in 1889, serving during that session upon the committee on
Roads & Bridges, and he has ever ably supported the principles of the
Republican party both in office and as a private citizen.
All of his family are members of the Congregational Church of Hebron, and
Mr. Lord is now, and has been for several years, a deacon of that congregation,
and he is the oldest deacon as to time of service.
His hand is always open, and he gives liberally towards the support of
the church and all movements calculated to prove of benefit to Christianity and
the general welfare of the town. The
pleasant manner of Mr. Lord, combined with his excellent business acumen and
upright principles, has won for him highest esteem wherever his affairs have led
him, and both he and his family are justly regarded with sincere respect.
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