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Cyrus West box, the 8th baby and 7th son of David Dudley box, used to be born in Stockbridge, Mass., November 30, 1819. He took his double identify from Cyrus Williams, President of the Housatonic financial institution (in Stockbridge), and from Dr. West, for sixty years his father’s predecessor within the pastorate of the previous Church of Stockbridge. He was once the 6th in descent from Zachariah box, the founding father of the kinfolk during this state, who was once the grandson of John box the astronomer. Zachariah used to be born within the outdated domestic in Ardsley, Yorkshire, England. He came visiting in 1630 or 1632, doubtless from Hadley, Suffolk, and settled first in Dorchester, Mass., afterwards making his method in the course of the desert to Hartford, Conn. Then within the direct line his oldest son Zachariah Junior, Ebenezer, David, and Captain Timothy, who used to be born within the north a part of Madison, Conn., in 1744. He served within the Continental military less than Washington, and was once within the conflict of White Plains.
David Dudley box, Captain Timothy’s youngest son, was once born could 20, 1781. In 1802 he graduated from Yale, the subsequent 12 months used to be ordained a minister of the Congregational Church, and a month later, October 31, 1803, used to be married to post Dickinson, daughter of Captain Noah Dickinson, of Somers, Conn., who first served below Putnam within the French conflict and afterwards within the conflict of the Revolution. put up Dickinson used to be known as “The Somers Beauty.”
CONTENTS
Parentage and Early domestic existence (1819-1835)
Early existence in big apple (1835-1840)
Marriage and company lifestyles (1840-1853)
Out of Debt - A Voyage to South the US (1853)
The First Cable (1853-1857)
The First Cable (continued) (1857)
A Fleeting Triumph (1858)
Failure on either side (1858-1861)
The Civil conflict (1861-1862)
Capital Raised for the Making of a brand new Cable - Steamship “Great jap” Secured (1863-1864)
The Failure of 1865
The Cable Laid - Cable of 1865 Grappled for and Recovered - fee of money owed (1866)
The Reconstruction interval (1867-1870)
International Politics - swift Transit (1870-1880)
The Pacific Cable - The Golden marriage ceremony (1880-1891)
Last Days and dying - In Memoriam (1891-1892)
ILLUSTRATIONS
CYRUS W. FIELD
SUBMIT DICKINSON FIELD
DAVID DUDLEY FIELD
THE PARSONAGE, STOCKBRIDGE, MASS.
VALENTIA: touchdown THE SHORE-END OF THE CABLE, 1857
CYRUS W. box, 1860
LAST PAGES OF LETTER FROM MR. GLADSTONE, DATED NOVEMBER 17, 1862
ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE CHART, 1865
THE NIGHT-WATCH
ARDSLEY, IRVINGTON-ON-HUDSON
CERTIFICATE OF DISCHARGE FROM THE MERCANTILE MARINE SERVICE
THE ANDRÉ MONUMENT, TAPPAN, NEW YORK

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