History Of The "Old High School" 1828-1840
by Charles Wells Chapin

        JOSIAH B. CHAPIN. — Was station agent at North Wilbraham, Mass., on the opening of the Western Railroad (now the Boston & Albany) in 1840. In 1841 he went to Illinois and engaged in farming on Rock river. The following year he returned to Springfield, Mass., and entered the service of the Western Railroad, filling the positions of agent, conductor, and division superintendent faithfully and with regularity, until his death at Albany, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1889, in his 71st year, having been in the service of the company forty-nine years and one month.

        JONATHAN C. BOYLSTON. — Went to Worcester, Mass., was a merchant tailor for many years. Now engaged in manufacturing cement drain tile at East Haddam, Conn., where he has resided since 1860.

        PETER R. POTTER. — Was engaged in mercantile business in Springfield, Mass., and New York city. On the outbreak of the "gold fever" he went to California. He died at Stockton, Cal., in 1850, aged 31 years.

        JOEL D. BARBER, Springfield, Mass. — A well known merchant tailor. Was for three years with Sylvester Clark, tailor; in 1836 went to New York, remaining one year, when he returned to Springfield; in 1844 went to Palmer, Mass., where he remained five years, and in 1849 went to New York. In 186i he returned to Springfield, where he has since been in business.

        JAMES WELLS, Springfield, Mass. — Was clerk in the drug store of Rust & Aspinwall, New York city, at the age of thirteen; with Catlin & Co., Hartford, Conn., in 1842. Returning to this city he entered the service of D. & J. Ames. In 1849 was agent for Connecticut River Railroad Company; has been the faithful ticket agent for Boston & Albany, and Hartford, New Haven & New York Railroads since January, 1856.

        WILLIAM STANLEY HATCH. — Went to Cincinnati, Ohio, remaining until 1859. Then went across the plains with a

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