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  • Answers - Nexus Vol. IV No. 1


    Published Date : February 1987

    (A51) Re . Benjamin HALL: My records on the HALL families of RI. indicate that one William4 HALL of the line Robert3, William2-1, m. 2 Oct. 1741 Penelope GARDINER, dau. of Isaac & Elizabeth (Davis) GARDINER.  These two had ten ch., including Gardiner5 and Benjamin5.  The next to youngest was Benjamin5 HALL, b. 7 Aug. 1763 and d. 10 Apr. 1845.  His w. was Jerusha PENDELTON. See No. Kingston Wills, vol. 12, p.270, quoted by Beaman, R. I. VR., Vol. 4.  Further documentation on this record also available, I shall be glad to exchange info on either the family of William1 HALL of Portsmouth or of John1 HALL of Newport.

    Newman A. Hall, Town Hill Rd., Box 71, New Hanford, CT 06057


    (A392, 393) WHITE - Re Rachael WHITE’s par.: Timothy WHITE of Danbury, Conn., had a dau. Rachael b. 1735.  I have notes on WHITES in that area.  See also re Thomas & Lydia WHITE, TAG 10:162-66. There is a clear summary of the family in Ancestral Lines Revised, by Carl Boyer 3rd (1981), pp. 279-83.  See also Norwalk, Conn., land records, and TAG (1979), p. 55.

    Seeking par. of Elizabeth WHITE, b. 1747/8; d. at Bethel, Conn., S Aug. 1822, age 74; m. 15 Apr. 1766 Mathew STARR, son of Thomas & Mary STARR.  Looking also for clues to the family of Thomas WHITE, ca. 1746-1815; m. Nancy JARVIS; and Hannah WHITE ca. 1750-?; m. ca. 1770 Thomas BELTON; and John WHITE, ca. 1753-?; m. 1777 Elizabeth BROOKS, presumably brothers and sisters associated with the Springfield-Newark, N.J., area.

    David Kendall Martm. Mouse Hill, West Chazy, NY 12992

    (A402) BABCOCK/HORTON - See pp. 3, 6 of Thomas Horton of Milton and Rehoboth, Massachusetts, by Margaret R. Jenks and Frank C. Seymour (1984).  All correspondence and book orders should go to Mrs. Margaret R. Jenks, 12727 N.E. 116th Lane, F8, Kirkland, WA 98033.  Rachel Horton, b. 2 Dec. 1706, bp. 8 Dec. 1706, m. 2 Mar. 1727 Thomas WHITE, is shown as the dau. of David HORTON, b. 14 Oct. 1679, bp. 2 Nov. 1679, d. 7 Jan. 1752, m. 10 Sept. 1702, & Mary BADCOCK, b. and d. not given.  David HORTON is shown as the son of Thomas HORTON & Sarah ___.  Mary BADCOCK is shown as the dau. of Enoch & Susannah (possibly nee GREGORY) BADCOCK.  Thomas HORTON was b. in England or Wales.

    Gretchen A. Hovemeyer, 10 Agassiz St., Apt. 21, Cambridge, MA 02140

    (A404) BOUGHTON/NICKERSON -Elizabeth6NICKERSON, b. at Chatham. Mass., ca. 1762, m. 1782 Ayer BOUGHTON.  Her paternal anc. were Uriah5. Ebenezer4, Thomas3, William2-1 in this country.  In England probably William bp. 1571, d. after 1621; Thomas b. ca. 1542, d. 1600; Thomas b. ca. 1515, d. 1584/5.  The Nickersons appear to have been a majority of Cape Cod’s populace, so it is very difficult to separate the various families, particularly since they used a limited number of given names.  See The Nickerson Family, vol. I and II, by the Nickerson Family Assoc., Inc. (1973/4), and A History of Chatham. by William C. Smith (1971).

    William M. Cannell, 60 No. Main St., Woodstown, NJ 08098

    (A437) HARRIS/JACOBS - Elisha HARRIS of Salisbury, Conn., and other Harrises, both related and unrelated, in northwestern Conn. and adjoining areas of N.Y. and Mass., have been identified by extensive investigations intended for publication in the near future.  While the Salisbury deeds suggest Elisha HARRIS’s par., the more convincing evidence may be found in the land records of Egremont, Mass. (Salisbury Deeds 10:250; Berkshire Co., Mass., Deeds, So, District, 40:485, 537; 41:27).  They show that he was one of the ch. of John HARRIS from Goshen, Conn., b. at Wethersfield, Conn., d. prob. at Salisbury, 1810-14, son of Daniel & Rebecca (___) HARRIS of Wethersfield and Goshen (TAG 23 [1949]:I60).  John HARRIS prob. was the John who served during July 1777 in Capt. John Spoor’s Co., Col. John Ashley’s Regiment, from Berkshire Co. (Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev, War [1900] 7:347).  In 1805 John’s son Elisha HARRIS owned land in Salisbury adjacent to property previously owned by Col. John Ashley of nearby Sheffield, Mass.

    Gale Ion Harris, J.D., Ph.D., 1312 Basswood Circle, F. Lansing, MI 48823

    (A483) WEST/POPE - Hannah POPE, b. at Sandwich, Mass., 25 April 1720, dau. of Seth POPE who was m. at Sandwich by Rev. Rowland Cotton 12 Jan. 1709/10 to Hannah BOURNE (Sandwich Vital Records vol. 2, pp. 17, 49).  One page (now missing) from Books 2 included the Sandwich marriages from June 1735 through December 1738.  Possibly the m. of Hannah POPE to Thomas WEST was on that missing page. The b. of Mary WEST, dau. of Thomas & Hannah WEST, is recorded 25 Apr. 1742 (S.V.R. 2, p.127).  The later ch. of this couple will be found in the Dartmouth Vital Records.  The naming of a son Seth by them suggests that his mother was indeed a dau. of Seth P      OPE. The Bourne Genealogy, by Helen B. J. Lee (1972), p. 23, says that the above Hannah m. Thomas WEST.

    Sandwich Archives & Historical Center, 145 Main St., Sandwich, MA 02563

    (A488) WOOD/LEGGETT - Re par. of Deborah WOOD of Tarrytown, N.Y.: see the series of articles about the LEGGETT family that appeared in the NYG&B Record beginning in the July 1913 issue and continuing for the next couple of years.  The series of articles is entitled “Early Settlers of West Farms, Westchester Co., N.Y.” but is exclusively about the Leggetts from the original ancestor John Legat down to Leggetts b. in the 1800s.  My most recent Leggett anc., Martha Leggett, was b. in 1723 and m. Hezekiah FORGASON.

    Claire J. Prechtel, 7227 Nor-many Dr., Parma, OH 44134

    (A490) Re family history of William WORTH of Nantucket and his son John2: both my husband and I descend from John2and so are very touch interested in your compilation.  In my husband’s case, John2’s dau. Judith3 m. John3 MACY (John2, Thomas1).  In my case John2’s son Joseph m. Lydia GORHAM; their son Joseph4 m. Judith STARBUCK and their dau. Matilda5 m. Latham FOLGER, my mother’s great-grandfather.  Mother was Elizabeth FOLGER, dau. of Thomas8, granddau. of Asa7 who m. Elizabeth STARBUCK.

    Mrs. Gordon T. Bowles, Box 356, Monterey, MA 01245

    (A490) The WORTH family is one of the remaining unresolved lines in my genealogy.  In the course of the pursuit, I have accumulated a rather considerable file.  Nothing found to date establishes any firm linkage to William WORTH of Nantucket.  However, this remains a possibility I have not totally ruled out.  See Quaker records of Shrewsbury, N.J. Correspondence is welcome.

    June Methot, P.O. Box 192, Navesink, NJ 07552

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