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  • Answers - Nexus Vol. VIII No. 1

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    Published Date : February 1991

    A-378 – BILLINGS/CROWFOOT - Belchertown. Mass., Cong. Ch. Recs. reveal bps. & deaths of six ch. of Joseph & Abigail (CROWFOOT) BILLINGS: Abigail. bp. 9 Aug. 1761. “about one year old.” Joseph, bp. 20 Mar. 1763, “an infant;” Thomas, bp. 26 May 1765; Sybbel bp. 22 May 1768, “born last fall,” and two ch. who d.y. Abigail (1760-1816); m. Stephen SHUMWAY (1756-1840). Dorothea J. Lazar. 276 Lansdowne Dr.,Verona, PA 15147 and Shirley A. Bock, 33 Cottage St., Belchertown, MA 01007

    A-389 - CHACE - Death cert. of Lauretta (STEVENS) CHACE, d. Wakefield, Mass. 28 July 1918, (Mass. VRs [1918] 121:429), gives her birthplace as Ludlow, Me., dau. of James H. & Sophronia C. (BARKER) STEVENS.  James was b. Rockinghain, N.H.; Sophronia, Norridgewock, Me.Francis R. Minton, 40 Willet St., Wollaston, MA 02170

    A-396 - CURTIS/BRYANT - Indirect evidence suggests that Zerviah CURTIS “of Pembrook,” m. Plympton, Mass. 8 Nov. 1733 Dea. Nathaniel BRYANT (Plympton VRs, p. 272), was a dau. of Benjamin2 CURTIS (b. Plymouth, Mass., 11 Aug. 1675, d. Plympton 6 Sept. 1727: m. Sandwich, Mass. 23 Dec. 1700 Mary BESSE), and granddau. of Francis1 & Hannah (SMITH) CURTIS. Benjamin3 CURTIS, eld. son of Benjamin & Mary, was to pay £27 6s 6d to his sister “Zerviah CURTICE” & six other siblings (28 July 1733; Plymouth Co. probate file #5351).  No other contemporaneous Zerviah CURTIS is found in Pembroke; Zerviah & Nathaniel used CURTIS given names for two of their ch. Zerviah CURTIS was at least 21 by 13 July 1733 (Plymouth Co. probate file #5440). Zerviah (CURTIS) BRYANT d. 21 April 1790, ae. 83 yrs., 3 mos. (MD 9:118; Plympton VRs, p. 455). On 1 Sept. 1756 Nathaniel BRYANT was joint administrator of the est. of Benjamin3 CURTIS (Plymouth Co. probate file #5366) and wit. bond of Judah WOOD. est. administrator for Timothy, husband of Mary (CURTIS) WOOD. Zerviah’s sister (Plymouth Co. probate file #23453). William J. Utermohlen, 1916 Windsor Rd., Alexandria, VA 22307

    A-412 - HARTWELL/WILSON - Sarah WILSON, b. Bedford, Mass., (VRs) 20 Feb. 1712, eldest ch. of Francis & Patience (___) WILSON, d. Charlemont, Mass., at home of her son William HARTWELL, 12 June 1795; she m. at Bedford (VRs) 13 June 1734 Daniel HARTWELL. Sarah was a desc. of John WILSON of Woburn, Mass. Ken Stevens, P.O. Box 118, Walpole, NH 03608.

    Ed. note: A transcription error in the printed query gave Sarah (WILSON) HARTWELL’s death date as 17 Aug. 1829.

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