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  • Answers - Nexus Vol. III No. 3


    Published Date : June 1986

    (A3) ALLEN/RUSS - National Archives War of 1812 Bounty Land Warrant file 84117-120-55 shows Justin F. ALLEN b. at Hilsdale, Columbia Co., N.Y., 1795.  Personal research over many years in a variety of original sources shows he was a son of Samuel ALLEN, b. by 1755, prob. d. in Summit Township, Schoharie Co., N.Y., betw. 1810 and 1820.  By 1786 Samuel ALLEN m. Jane, whose g.s. in the Old Dugway Cemetery, Summit, states she was b. 20 Jan 1767 and d. 3 May 1857.  The 1850 census implies she was b. in N.Y. state. Samuel ALLEN was likely a brother of Lovina ALLEN whose m. in 1797 to Clement DAVIS was the 1st m. in the Town of Summit.  Samuel & Jane ____ ALLEN had four ch.: Ezra, Frastus, Abigail, and Justin E. ALLEN above.  Search for the families of Samuel & Jane (____) ALLEN continues; correspondence invited re all 18th century ALLEN families of Columbia Co., N.Y.

    David Kendall Martin, Mouse Hill, West Chazy, NY 12992

    (A12B) BRINSMADE - See The Prindle Genealogy, by Franklin C. Prindle (1906), pp. 166-67.  The BRINSMADE line runs thus: William (England to Dorchester, Mass.), John, Paul, Zachariah, Thomas Clark, Thomas Clark, Jr.  Zachariah m. Joanna/Johanna PRINDLE Thomas Clark (1769-1834) m. 1798 Elizabeth GOODWIN.  Thomas Clark BRINSMADE, Jr., was b. 16 June 1802; d.       22 June 1868. No further info on him here.

    Jean Fisher, 44 High St., Farmington, CT

    (A38) KING/WHEELER - See Daniel F.      Secomb’s History of the Town of Amherst, Hillsborough Co., N.H. (1883, 1972), p. 850, marriages: 1780, 27 Jan., William KING, Jr., and Lavina WHEELER.  The KING section of the genealogy is thin…The m. entry suggests that William’s dad was William.  The use of “Jr.,” however, is not foolproof….if William KING, husband of Lavina, is William KING the teacher, prob. he was itinerant and came from away.  Also have par. of Lavina/Levina WHEELER.

    Charles L. Bacon, 66 Brook Rd., Amherst, NH 03031


    (A46) GILBERT/MORGAN - Records of Miles MORGAN are found in Morgan Genealogy, by Nathaniel H. Morgan, appendix; History of the Family of Morgan, by Appleton Morgan, p. 47; The First Century of the History of Springfield, by Henry M. Burt, Vols. I and II, all in NEHGS library.  Par. of Prudence GILBERT?  She named her 1st son Jonathan.

    Mrs. Rene S. Wogan, 4702 Pitt St., New Orleans, LA 70115

    (A67) LANE - Civil registration was well established in England by 1857 and you can obtain a b. certificate for Charles Henry LANE for 10 pounds sterling from St. Catherine’s House, 10 Kingsway, London, WC2 B6JP England.  The certificate should give the name of the mother as well as the place of birth. However, there is the poss. that more than one Charles Lane may have been born in England in Jan. 1857.  Do you have any clue as to where in England he was b.?  You might want to visit your closest Mormon (LDS) branch library and order the microfilm of the birth register index for the first quarter of 1857 for England.  If there is only one C. H. Lane, the 1861 English census for the area where Charles was b. to locate the family and find the parishes of birth of the par….I highly recommend joining the family history society in the county from which your anc. came, once you find this out.

    Elizabeth A. Dutton, 447 Nimitz, State College, PA 16801

    (A83) PAGE - See Wilderness Town, The Story of Bedford, Mass., by Louise K.      Brown. Nathaniel PAGE, the commissioned cornet of the Bedford Minutemen company, was b. 20 June 1742, the son of John PAGE & Rebecca WHEELER.  John PAGE was b. 11 Oct. 1704, m. 31 Dec. 1730 Rebecca WHEELER; and d. 18 Feb. 1782.  He was the son of Nathaniel & Susannah.  Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel & Joanna, was b. ca. 1679; m. 6 Nov. 1701 Susanna LANE; d. 2 Mar, 1755.  Nathaniel, to Billerica. near Shawshine River, now Bedford, 1688; m. Joanna ____.  D. at Boston 2 Dec. 1692.  The PAGE homestead is one of the Bedford town treasures.

    Mrs. Marian H. Schmuhl, 7 Revolutionary Ridge Rd., Bedford, MA 01730

    (Al0l) TWOMBLY - William TWOMBLY was b. at Falmouth, Me., now part of Portland, near Blackstrap Hill, in an area once called Presumpscott.  It was part of the parish of Stroudwater of old Falmouth.  He was William TWOMBLY, son of Solomon4 (Joseph3, John2, Ralphl) & Isabella (GIBBS) TWOMBLY. In 1785 Solomon TWOMBLY, his w. & family all became Shakers when that sect was just getting started in the Falmouth area.  Solomon TWOMBLY was a carpenter and housewright in the old town of Falmouth, and probably would have removed to the Shaker settlement at Sabbathday Lake had he lived long enough, but he died just as they were making final plans to settle there.  His remains were carried there, however, and interred in the old graveyard at Range Hill in South Poland, Me.  There is no marker, as was the Shaker custom.  Solomon & his w., who was evidently called Sheba, had had six ch. before their conversion.  Andrew settled in Gorham, Me., after a few years and had a family there.  Susanna d. unm., and is bur. on Range Hill.  And finally your William m. and lived in Poland, Me.  I do not know the maiden name of his w., Dorothy.  Do you have any idea what it was?  For further details on the early generations of these families, see the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, by Noyes, Libby, and Davis.

    George F. Sanborn, Jr., 2B Perry Rd., Derry, NH 03038

    (Al05) WHEELER - Joseph WHEELER is listed in the 1914 Wheeler Family, #2855.  He was Joseph5 WHEELER (Joseph4-3, John2, Thomas1 of Fairfield), son of Joseph & Abigail (PERRY) WHEELER. His w. was Francis HILL, dau. of William HILL of Fairfield.  They were anc. of William Almon WHEELER, Vice President,  Their son Levi, #2998, is not continued.  He is listed in the Cayuga Co., N.Y., census: 1800:702, 1810:063, and 1820:032 (Aurelius).

    Raymond D. Wheeler, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.), RD 1 Box 25, Dolgeville, NY 13329

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