Biography of Albert S. Rounsevell
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Rounsevell, Albert Seabury, is a lineal descendant of Philip Rounsevell (son of William), who was born in Honiton, Devonshire, England, and came to Freetown, Mass., in the latter part of the seventeenth century, and who had a brother Thomas and a sister Jane, both of whom remained in England. Philip was a clothier, somc times called a cloth worker. In 1705 he married Mary Howland, by whom he had three sons; William, Philip, jr., and John, the latter being the great great grand father of Albert S. Levi Rounsevell, son of William and a grandson of Philip, the immigrant, was captain of the Freetown minutemen who responded to the Lexington alarm, and was also a captain in Col. Daniel Brewer's regiment on duty at Rosebury in October, 1775. Among the coast guards stationed at New Bedford under Capt. Simeon Ashley in the war of 1812 were John, Gilbert, Silas, Joseph and Thomas Rounsevell, the latter being the grandfather of Albert S. William Rounsevell, son of Thomas and father of Albert S., was a moulder by trade; he went to California in 1848, returned a few years later, and died in 1893, aged seventy. He married Abbie E. Hudson, who survives him, and whose ancestors came from England to Wareham, Mass., at an early day. Her grandfather served in the Revolution and had several ships in the war of 1812. Albert Seabury Rounsevell was born in Fairhaven, Mass., January 14, 1862, was educated there and in the New Bedford grammar schools, and when fourteeü became a newsboy on the railroad. At the age of seventeen he entered the tack works in Fairhaven, and two years later became connected with the old Charles Taber Art Company in New Bedford, where he remained over twelve years; passing through the photographic department to that of American photogravures. In 1892 he established his present crockery, wall paper. and art novelties business at 73 William street, New Bedford. In September, 1888, he married Minnie B., daughter of Horace Chase of Taunton.

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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