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Bidwell Lore – Barnabas Flees to Canada

Welcome to week 31 of Bidwell Lore! This week you will learn about the dramatic downfall of Barnabas Bidwell and the end of his time in Massachusetts. As we mentioned in recent installments of Bidwell Lore, Barnabas Bidwell served as Attorney General of Massachusetts from June 15, 1807, to August 30, 1810, after having served in the...

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Bidwell Lore – Love, Marriage, and Politics in the Early Republic, Part I

Last week we shared with you some correspondence between Barnabas and Mary while Barnabas was in Washington and Mary in Stockbridge. This week we are beginning a three-part series about the lives of Barnabas and Mary. On February 16, 1801, in Washington City, after the 35th ballot by the Electoral College and upon receiving word from...

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Bidwell Lore – Introducing Barnabas Bidwell

Welcome to week 18 of Bidwell Lore! Last week we introduced you to Reverend Bidwell’s oldest daughter, Jemima, with a wonderful guest post by Bidwell descendant Russ Taylor.  This week we turn to the last and most well known of Reverend Bidwell’s children, his son Barnabas. He had a fascinating and at times dramatic life and so we...