|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Object Name||Mount Genealogy|
|Dates of Creation||1887/08/27|
|Scope & Content||
The Tangier Smiths to
Mr. Rev. Thomas Shepard
Col. William Smith ____ of tangier was born in 1655
His eldest son Col. Henry Smith was born at Tangier Africa January 19, 1679.
Col Henry Smith married Anna Shepard a daughter of the Rev. Thomas Shepard. They were married by Cotton Mather January 1, 1705.
They had many children: one was Dr. Gilbert Smith who married ____a Biggs.
They had seven children; one was Penelope Smith who married Thomas Mount.
They had several children one was Thomas Shepard Mount who married Julia A. Hawkins
Their children were
Henry Smith Mount
Shepard A. Mount
William S. Mount
Robert N. Mount
Ruth Hawkins Mount
Henry S. & Mary B. Mount had as children
Julia Hawkins Mount md. James B. Rice
Elizabeth Ford Mount - unmarried
John Henry Mount - unmarried
Thomas Shepard Mount "
Evelina Mount & "
Malcolm Mount md. Martha Fischer. Resided at San Francisco
James Quackenbush Rice & his wife Julia Hawkins had one child. Mary Ford Rice She married Rev. John Q. Archdeacon, Rector of Saint James Episcopal Church at St. James, Suffolk Co. N.Y.
They have two children
Charles Q. Archdeacon born in 1883
Marion Ford Archdeacon " "1885
James Quackenbush Rice is of Knickerbocker stock & fell as a major in the Union Army at Winchester.
Below I give you extracts from what we call the "Tangier Book"
"Charlestown in New England January 14, 1704/5 being Monday I Henry Smith Borne in the Royal City of Tangier in Africa was joined in
Holy wedlock to Anna Shepard of Charlestown in the county of Middlesex by the Rev. Cotton Mather and Col John Philips
"Manor of St George Sep 28th 1721.
"About 3 quarters past 5 in the afternoon on a Thursday God Almighty was pleased to give us our ________ son Gilbert Smith.
"Manor of St... George May 7, 1735.
"This day at nine o'clock at night God Almighty was pleased to take to himself my most intensely beloved spouse Mrs. Anna Smith born in Charlestown near Boston January 30, 1685 aged 50 years.
On Friday the Rev. Wm. Brown preached the funeral sermon from Mathew 24.44. & at 6 o'clock was decently interred by our daughter Gloriana and her sister having realized her a pious Christian her death was much bewailed"
Henry S. mount was as associate of the National Academy of Arts & Designs and one of its earliest members. He was the means of his brothers becoming painters.
William and Shepard were both Academicians. The latter gave his attention chiefly to portrait painting, While William S. Mount became known to all lovers of paintings of such scenes as the leader in that line in this country.
John L.N. Shepard of Oakland is a son of Deborah Shepard nee Hawkins. His parents were Major Jonas Hawkins and Ruth Hawkins nee Mills.
Another daughter of Jonas & Ruth was Julia A. who married Mr. Shepard Mount as mentioned above.
A son of Jonas & Ruth was named Jonas
He married and had a daughter Ruth who married Daniel Wickham of New York.
One of their children is William H. Wickham ex-mayor of New York.
Another son of Jonas & Ruth Hawkins was named Micah. He was a fine singer & player of the violin. He composed songs popular during the war of 1812 - and wrote the first American opera words & Music which was brought out and repeated for a while in the old Park Theater in New York City.
The Mounts reside in an old family dwelling which has been standing for at least 200 years and has never been out of the family.
In the room (being my office) is the room in which John L.N. Shepard of Oakland was born
In the room two stories above me Wm. S. Mount painted _his best pictures The Power of Music. This scene in his pictures bargaining for a horse is taken in our barn yard.
Th. S. Mount
Aug 20, 1887
_ena Keane & the elder Wallack and other dramatic stars have been entertained here Lyman Beecher father of _.W. Beecher has preached, - here Henry _ Charles L Elliott and many artists have lived to linger _altogether _ is a spot consecrated in worth and _ so varied that if the worthies that have joined the great majority could meet once more within the walls of the old __
The domicile one would be impelled to cry out.
|Credit line||Museum Collection.|