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  • Answers - Nexus Vol. VII No. 6


    Published Date : December 1990

    (A-221) BROWN - Lorenzo D. BROWN. b. ca. 1820, was the son of Jonathan N. & Lydia (___) BROWN, as proven by Jonathan’s will dated 26 July 1869 (Hancock Co., Me., Probate 42:484 in Ellsworth Court house).  Jonathan N. & Lydia are bur. in Oak Hill Cemetery, Orrington, Me. Jonathan N. d. 29 July 1869, Lydia d. 13 Feb. 1869.  Using their gravestone ages Jonathan N. was b. 24 Jan. 1795; Lydia was b. 20 Mar. 1797.  Jonathan N. was b. poss. Orland, Hancock Co., Me.. or Provincetown, Mass, and was poss. oldest son of Cyrenus BROWN & Eleanor, dau. of Samuel COOK

    Mrs. Constance Hanscom, RFD 1, Box 415AA, Elsworth, ME 04605

    ED. NOTE: Mrs. Fair wrote that based on Mrs. Hanscom’s information she was able to corroborate from Brewster VRs, Provincetown VRs and “Samuel Cook’s Family Bible” (Mayflower Descendant 28 119301:. 130-3 1), that Jonathan N. BROWN was the son of Cyrenus & Eleanor (COOK) BROWN, and was b. 24 Jan. 1795: she also discovered that Cyrenus was the son of David & Eunice (HINCKLEY) BROWN, and Eleanor COOK was the dau. of Samuel and Jane (or Jenny) (NICKERSON) COOK.


    (A-277) HOWLAND - For the Quaker immigrant Henry HOWLAND, b. prob. Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England ante 1613, d. Duxbury, Mass. 1 Jan. 1670/1, his wife Mary ___, not Newland, d. Duxbury 16 Aug. 1674, and their immediate progeny, incl. dau. Abigail (Howland) Young, see National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) 75(1987):105-16, 216-25, 278-88.  The parents of Henry, his bro. John HOWLAND of Plymouth, a Mayflower pansenger, and his bro. Arthur HOWLAND of Marshfield (see NGSQ 71[1983]:84-93) were Henry HOWLAND of Fenstanton, yeoman (d. there 17 May 1635) and Margaret (bur. there 31 July 1629). See The Howland Quarterly 28 (Jan-Apr. 1964): 6-7, 32 (July 1968): 2-3. See also Elizabeth Pearson White, John Howland of the Mayflower, Volume I, The First Five Generations.  Documented Descendans Through his First Child Desire2 Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham (Picton Press, Camden, Me., 1990), just published.

    Marilyn Randall Landry, Box 230, Jordan Rd., Willimantic, CT 06226, and the Editors

    (A-325) - GRIFFITH - I feel quite sure that Abigail GRIFFITH, d. Livermore Falls, Me., 26 Aug. 1840, was the dau. of Ephraim & Mary (ELLIS) GRIFFITH, and was bp. Rochester, Mass.. 29 July 1761 (Rochester VRs).  The par. were m. Wareham, Mass., 10 Feb. 1757 (Wareham VRs).  Ephraim GRIFFITH was b. Rochester, Mass., 25 July 1733, son of Samuel & Elinor (ESTEY) GRIFFITH (Rochester VRs).  Mary ELLIS was the dau. of Seth & Mary (BUMPUS) ELLIS, and through her mother is a desc. of Richard WARREN of the Mayflower.  See NEHGR 120(1966):119-21 (ELLIS. where this Mary ELLIS is mistakenly said to have m. Seth MENDALL.  Mendall’s w. was instead Mary, dau. of Joel & Mary [GATCHELL] ELLIS, b. 7 March 1726/7, as proved by Mary MENDALLS g.s. in Long Plain Cem., Acushnet, Mass.): TAG 43(1967):153-55 (BUMPUS), and R.S. Wakefield, J.A. Beebe et al., Richard Warren of the Mayflower and his Descendants for Four Generations, 3rd ed. (1988).  Eleanor ESTEY was b. Rochester 5 Mar. 1703/4. dau. Joshua & Abigail (___) ESTEY (Rochester VRs)

    Richard W. Griffith, 142 Great Neck Rd., Wareham, MA 02571

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