Charles Mayo (1809 – 1859)

“MAYO, CHARLES, born Brewster, Feb. 10, 1809. son of John and Lydla (Laha) Mayo, died Olathe, Kan., Jan. 2, 1859; at the age of eighteen he commenced teaching, at twenty voyaged to Labrador, then studied medicine one summer; in 1831 went on a whaling expedition to the South Atlantic, and upon his return two years later worked at carriage painting for some years; commenced the study of law, 1839. was admitted Suffolk bar, Oct. 8, 1842, settled in Boston; was appointed inspector general of fish, 1851. member Common Council Boston 1854-5; recording secretary N. E. Historic Genealogical Soc.. 1851 to 1856; in 1856 he went to Nicaragua and for a time followed Walker, the filibuster; then settled in Kansas, where he was school superintendent and probate judge in Olathe; married (first) at Newton. Aug. 21, 1834, Lucinda Ware, (second), July 6, 1844, Lydia Lyncoln Ball, of Northboro.”

Source:  History of the Harvard Law School and the Early Legal Conditions in America, Vol. 3, by Charles Warren, Lewis Publishing Co., New York, 1908, page 25


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