Scotland Connecticut Biographies

S. N. Ashley, born March 18th, 1827, in Chaplin, Conn., is a son of Luther and Eliza (Humphrey) Ashley, and grandson of Jonathan and Lydia Humphrey. In 1860 he married Jane Bass. Their children are: Luther, born October 22d, 1865, and Eliza, born January 7th, 1868. Mr. Ashley served in the 26th Connecticut Infantry for about one year in the rebellion and saw much hard service.

Egbert Bass, born January 29th, 1825, is a son of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Bass, and grandson of Ebenezer and Ruth (Waldo) Bass. He has been selectman, constable and collector, and has held other town offices. He was married in 1855, and has children: W. C., born 1856; J. L., December 25th, 1858; Edgar E., August 30th, 1861; Gertrude M., November 4th., 1863; Ellen L., January 5th, 1867; Chauncey M., September 4th, 1869; Lucy E., February 15th, 1872, and Hattie M., December 17th, 1874.

W. C. Bass was born in Scotland in 1827, and is a son of Nathan Bass. He was educated in the common schools, and is a farmer. . He was a member of the assembly in 1883, and has held various town offices. He married in 1858 Elmira Smith, of Scotland. He is a member of the Congregational church and a republican.

Dwight Cary, born in the town of Scotland in 1817, is a son of Sandford and a grandson of James Cary. In 1868 he was elected as representative and has held many minor offices in the town. He married Susan Bass, of Scotland, who has borne him nine children, six of whom are living. Mr. Cary is a member of the Congregational church.

F. W. Cunningham, born May 23d, 1852, in Scotland, is a son of William Cunningham and Almantha Bingham, and grandson of John C. Cunningham and Jemima Story. His paternal grandparents were Gamaliel Bingham and Betsey Robinson. Mr. Cunningham is a merchant miller. He was married March 4th, 1877, to Annie Beckwith, and has two children, Annie and Joseph.

John P. Gager was born in Scotland May 20th, 1819. His father was J. P. Gager and his mother Chloe Baker. His grand-father was Jason Gager and his great-grandfather John G. Gager. Mr. Gages has represented his town in the state legislature. He married Lucy Ann Brumley and their children are: Nancy B., Ellen M., Arthur F., Susie L. and Flora. He is a member of the Universalist church.

John D. Moffitt, born September 25th, 1849, is a son of Lyman D. Moffitt and Alice Whipple. He is engaged in manufacturing, milling and farming. He was married June 19th, 1873, and has four children.

A. W. Parkhurst was born July 27th, 1824, in Scotland, Conn. His father was Anthony S., and his grandfather Elias Parkhurst. Mr. Parkhurst has held many town offices, and was representative in 1881. He married Nancy C. Palmer, December 2d, 1850. Their children are: Lunett, born October 1st, 1851; Estella N., March 12th, 1853, and Eva T., September 24th, 1855. Mr. Parkhurst and his wife are members of the Congregational church.

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Source: History of Windham County, Connecticut, Bayles, Richard M.; New York: W.W. Preston, 1889

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