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  • Answers - Nexus Vol. VIII No. 5

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    Published Date : October - November 1991

    (A-24) HANDY/DOUGLASS - Mary HANDY, “Mother”, d. of lung fever 15 April 1846, ae. 62, and is bur. in the Plain Burying Ground, Taunton, Mass., in lot with Nancy (HANDY) DOUGLASS.  Thus Nancy’s par. are almost certainly John HANDY & Mary REDDING as per query #26; (Taunton VRs, 2:219, 3:96). George DOUGLASS d. Taunton 21 March 1894; the dau. Nancy DOUGLASS d. unm. Wallingford, Conn.. 13 May 1912. George DOUGLASS, Jr. still res. Taunton (1865 census).  So far I have been unable to find bur. place of George, Sr. (my gr.-grandfather); Freetown VRs give Lakeville. Ruth C. Douglass, 1185 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107

    (A-57) SEELEY - Abner SEELEY, b. New Milford, Conn., 31 May 1768, was the son of Abner6 SEELEY (b. New Milford 17 Feb. 1739/40, m. there 22 Mar. 1759) & Hannah (THAYER) SEELYE Abner’s line is Joseph5 & Thankful (BARTLETT) WELLER, John4 & Martha ___, Benjamin3 & Deborah STURGES, Nathaniel2 & Mary TURNEY, Robert1 & Mary (___) MASON.  See Samuel Orcutt, History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Conn. (1882), p. 763, and Seeley Genealogical Society, Descendants of Robert Seeley, vol. 1 (1977), pp. 1-6, 8, 13-14, 26-27. Mitchell J. Hunt. 502 Church St., Willow Grove, PA 19090

    (A-107) TOPLIFF - Morris TOPLIFF’s line is Luther6 TOPLIFF & Sarah LEONARD, Luther5 & Charlotte EATON. Calvin4 & Jerusha BICKNELL Samuel3 & Hannah TRESCOTT, Samuel2 & Patience SOMES, Clement1 & Sarah ___. See Mike Topliff, Topliff Family History (1977, rev. 1980, 1985); E.S. Bolton, Clement Topliff & His Descendants (1906); T.W. Bicknell, The Bicknell Family (1913). Donna Topliff Sterling, 454 South Woodward Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107-5715

    (A-112) HUNSTABLE/PARKMAN/LIVINGSTON - Thomas, Samuel Livingston & Francis HUNSTABLE were brothers.  Samuel took the name LIVINGSTON to honor a man who saved his life, but was no relation. This info, obtained from the 1809 bible of Samuel Livingston HUNSTABLE & w. Hannah PARKMAN in possession of desc. John A. HUNSTABLE of Texas. Sherry S. Marshall, 2605 Soapstone Dr., Reston, VA 22091-3716

    (A-114) HUNT/GLASS/STETSON/PARTRIDGE - Asa HUNT m. Duxbury, Mass., 2 Dec. 1736 Sarah PARTRIDGE (Duxbury VRs, 267); their son Ziba was b. Plymouth 11 Jan. 1745/6 (Mayflower Descendant 12[1910]:224). Donald Hunt Glass, 425 Broadway, Apt. 21, Somerville, MA 02145

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