Biography of Edwin Borden
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Borden, Edwin, son of Christopher and Lucy H. (Davis) Borden, was born in Tiverton, R. I. (now Westport, Mass.), June 26, 1850. The Bordens from whom he is descended were originally from Normandy, France. There were two brothers, Richard and John Borden, who came to America in 1635, and settled in Portsmouth, R. I. Richard, the progenitor of this family of Bordens, was one of the three men to lay out the original town of Portsmouth, R. I.; his son Matthew was the first white child born on the island. Richard, of the third generation, was born October 24, 1671; Thomas (4), was born December 6, 1697; Christopher (5); Jonathan (6); Abraham (7); Christopher (8), and the subject of the sketch ninth. Edwin Borden received his education at the public schools and the Providence Friends School. He remained at home with his parents until March 2, 1871, when he married Mary E., daughter of William and Nancy (Pierce) Young, and they have five children: Minnie E.. wife of George S. Lawton; Ida H., William C., Beriab E., and Minerva A. Mr. Borden is an active member of Mount Vernon Lodge No. 157. K. of P.. of Fall River. He has always taken an interest in public affairs, but has never aspired to public office. He is a man with many friends and is respected and honored by all who know him.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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