Excerpt from Justin Winsor: A Memoir Prepared for the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society Justin, son of Nathaniel, Jr., and Ann Thomas (Howland) Winsor, was bom January 2, 1831, in Boston, and spent his life in that city and its neighborhood; but he was equally at home in the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, the birthplace of both his father and mother. So deeply planted were the Winsors and Howlands in the soil of the Old Colony, and so much additional stock came with his own marriage that Justin Winsor, who had a strong sense of ancestry and kinship, used to say of his daughter Constance, that one living had more Pilgrim blood than she. He was the second son of the name, the first Justin dying in infancy; he had a brother and sister in his childhood, both of whom died early, and one sister, eleven years his junior, who lived to womanhood. Mr. Nathaniel Winsor, Jr., was a prosperous merchant of Boston, and lived, when Justin was a boy, in Allen Street, at that time in a substantial neighborhood at the West End of the city. He was a ship-broker with large connections, and at one time controlled a line of packets to New Orleans; he was one of the first also to establish a regular line of sailing packets between the Atlantic coast and San Francisco, and abandoned the enterprise only when the Union Pacific Railroad was opened. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.