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  • Answers to Queries - Nexus Vol. II No. 4


    Published Date : August 1985

    (A121)  ALLEN CASE - Joseph ALLEN m. 12 July 1747 Martha [not Rachel], wid. of George POTTER and dau. of Isaac CASE.  As far as I know, the maiden name of Alice, w. of Isaac CASE, is unknown.

    Alden C. Manchester, 6609 Pyle Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817

    (A123) ALLEN WOOD BOUTELLE Joseph ALLEN and Sarah BOUTELLE of Bakersfield and Enosburg, Vt., were my great-great-grandparents.  Sarah BOUTELLE was the dau. of Jonas BOUTELLE and Lucinda ADAMS of Enosburg; however, the Vermont VR. of her birth lists her father as James.  For proof of her marriage to Joseph, you’ll have to have more luck than I have had. However, the Enosburg Center Congregational Church records do refer to “Joseph Allen and his wife Sarah.”  They were married about June of 1841. The ALLEN descendants of Josiah3 ALLEN and Mary READE of Bridgewater, Mass., m. 25 Dec. 1707.

    Dan H. Allen, RFD 1, Box 3075, New London, NH 03257

    (A123)  Sarah BOUTELLE was b. at Enosburg. Vt., 4 Feb. 1860.  The death record for Jonas (see Vt. VR.) gives his age, birthplace, and par.  The Vermont Historicall Gazette, Vol. II, gives him as an early settler at Enosburg, and provides some interesting details of his life.  Unfortunately all the transcribed birth records or his ch. have transformed “Jonas” to “James.”  The death records for two ch. of Jonas, Polly and Thomas, gives his name correctly and also supply his wife’s name Lucinda.

    Jonas appears at Enosburg in all the census records from 1810 through 1850, but it is difficult to locate because his surname is given such creative renderings in the census indices as BOULETTE, BAUTELL, BANTELL, and BOUTLETT.  In 1850 it appears he was living with his dau. Sarah and her husband Joseph ALLEN.  I am developing a file on the BOUTELL/BOUTWELL family in America.

    Prof. Donald Erlenkotter, School of Mgmt., UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024

    (A 132) BLISS/LAWRENCE/CHAPMAN - For complete record of family of Thomas BLISS of Hartford, Conn., b. ca. 1590; d. Dec. 1650 or Jan. 1651, & w. Margaret HULINS (not LAWRENCE), who moved to Springfield, Mass., and ch. of their dau. Ann who m. Robert CHAPMAN of Saybrook, see Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America, Vol. 1., compiled by Aaron Tyler Bliss (Midland, Mich.: 1982). This corrects earlier genealogies.

    Eleanore Rue, 1420 Idaho-Maryland Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959

    (A132) Thomas BLISS was a Puritan of Belstone Parish, County Devonshire, England, b. ca. 1555. d. at Rehoboth 1636 or 6/7/1648, and was the owner of considerable property.  He fathered five ch., all b. in England: Jonathan ca. 1572, Thomas ca. 1582, Elizabeth n.d., George ca. 1591, and Mary n.d.  This information was taken from Colket, Founders of American Families; Bliss, Genealogy of the Bliss Family in America; and Cutter, Genealogy and History of the State of Connecticut.

    Teddie Nawrocki, 937 F. Duane Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086

    (A132)  I am desc. from Thomas BLISS and Margaret HULINGS through their son Lawrence (1623-1676). Thomas BLISS was son of Thomas (1550-60 – 1635-40) and Margaret of Belstone, Devonshire, England (See TAG 52:193 re Margaret HULING[S]), b. 15 July 1595; d. at Springfield, Mass., 28 Aug. 1684, dau. of John, b. ca. 1565, will 24 Jan. 1638 9 proved 28 Sept. 1639 in which he mentions dau. Margaret BLISSE.  John was son of Henry & Joane HULING of Gloucester, England.  Henry b. ca. 1540, will 9 Nov. 1608 proved 12 May 1609; Joane’s will of 1612 proved 2 Oct. 1613.

    Mrs. Winship Brinckerhoff, 65 South Park Ave., Old Greenwich, CT 06870

    (A 132) Robert1 CHAPMAN, husband of Ann BLISS, was prob. son of Robert and his 2nd w. Alice.  He was bp. at Holy Trinity Parish, Kingston Upon Hull, 1 Jan. 1616 7. Source: Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Robert Chapman – David Thomson Allied Family Lines.

    Peggy Sutherlin, 5086 Diamond Heights, San Francisco, CA 94131

    (A 132) The m. and anc. of Robert CHAPMAN is documented in Mary Walton Ferris’ Dawes - Gates Ancestral Lines, Vol. II, p. 189.  This is available in the NEHGS loan library.

    Mrs. George A. Rice, 9505 Ohio St., Omaha, NE 68134

    (A133) BLODGETT/PEABODY/BIXBY - See the Bixby Genealogy; also Savage or Paige; also microfiche card N0242, Mass. 1984 at any LDS Branch Library.

    Elizabeth Burleigh Bixby Szabronski, 2960 59th St. South, 112 Jamison Fown Shores, Gulfport, FL 33707


    (A134/135) BORRADAILE/FRAMPTON - William Frampton m. in 1680 Elizabeth POTTER and had Sarah who m. 1701 John BORRADAILE.  They had Arthur BORRADAILE, weaver of Chester Twp., Burl. Co., N.J. (1706-1760) who m. 1731 Margery ADAMS (d. 1763).  Arthur & Margery had William who m. 1782 Jerusha JORDAN, and he left four underage sons in 1795: Arthur, William Frampton, John, Thomas.  The two oldest boys settled in Ohio and their widowed mother went with them.  For more about these lines, see Henrietta Brady Brown’s Some Venerables of England & America (1961), available through NEHGS Loan.

    Mary Ann Nicholson, 227 Claflin St., Belmont, MA 02178

    (A137) ROWLEY/HURD/HIGGINS - Rebecca HIGGINS, b. 30 Nov. 1686, dau. of Jonathan HIGGINS and 2nd w. Hannah ROGERS, m. 11 Aug. 1715 Jacob HURD, b. 12 Apr. 1695. 1st w. of Jonathan HIGGINS was Hannah ROGERS’ sister Elizabeth.  They were granddaus. of Thomas ROGERS, Pilgrim.  Rebecca HURD, dau. of Jacob & Rebecca HIGGINS HURD, b. ca. 1718; m. (1) 10 July 1744 James BRAINERD (1725 - Apr. 1749); m. (2) at Colchester, Conn., 4 Sept. 1752 John ROWLEY/ROWLEE, son of John & Deborah (FULLER) ROWLEY.  John Jr. was desc. of Pilgrim Edward FULLER on father’s side; thus his ch. had double descent from Mayflower.  Ch., surname ROWLEY: Joseph b. 15 June 1753, Mindwell b. 1755, Mary b. 1757, Seth b. 1759. Refs.: Higgins Desc., pp. 49-50; Mayflower Desc. 6:85, 15:55; Mayflower Fams., Vol. II, Desc. of Thomas Rogers; the Barbour Index; the Register 37:6, 205; Brainerd Fam., p. 65; Fuller Gen., 1:36; D.D. Hurd, Hurd Gen.; Freeman’s Hist. of Cape Cod; Savage, p. 505.

    F. O. Jones, 849 Valley Road, Mason, NH 03048

    (A142) BRYANT – Christopher BRYANT (1774-1840) was in the Paris, Woodstock, and Greenwood, Me., areas.  I have this BRYANT line back to Stephen BRYANT, ca. 1620 to after 1670, of Plymouth and Duxbury, Mass.

    Robert Worthington, 61 Rathbun Rd., Natick, MA 01760

    (A148) CHURCH – Deborah CHURCH, b. 1783; d. 1827; m. 1808 Capt. Warren DELANO; was dau. of Joseph & Deborah (PERRY) CHURCH.  I have this line traced back to Richard CHURCH, carpenter, b. 1608 in England; d. at Dedham. Mass., m. 1636 Elizabeth WARREN.  This is from various sources including the Mayflower Index.

    Elsie L. Thoresen, 42 Grassmere Ave., E. Providence, RI 02914

    (A 154) COOKE/JOHNSON - Both of the Elizabeth JOHNSONs about whom you inquired show up in Mayflower Society records, but they do not appear to be the same person.  Elizabeth, dau. of Caleb COOKE, b. 30 Nov. 1691, m. Robert JOHNSON.  Sylvanus PRINCE, son of Benjamin PRINCE, m. Elizabeth JOHNSON.

    Alden C. Manchester, 6609 Pyle Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817

    (A166) DUNN/BAKER - James M. DUNN m. in York Co., N. B., Canada, 29 Sept. 1830 Mary BAKER, 9th ch. of Anthony Jr., & Hester (CAMPBELL) BAKER.  Mary was b. at Woodstock, NB., 17 Sept. 1814. Date/place of death?  I have info on the BAKER family, descs. of the immigrant, Francis BAKER, of Hertfordshire, England, who d. at Yarmouth, Mass., 23 July 1696.

    R. Wallace Hale, P.O. Box 528, Houlton, ME 04730

    (A182) HALL/WINCHELL -Nathaniel HALL b. at Taunton, Mass., 18 May 1695, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (BOURNE) HALL.  Samuel m. (2) at Suffield, Conn., Sarah RISING.  Samuel was b. at Taunton, 11 Dec. 1664, son of Samuel & Elizabeth (WHITE) HALL.  This Samuel was b. ca. 1644. son of immigrant George HALL and w. Mary. (Sources: Greenlaw MS (at NEHGS), ‘Halls of Taunton,” V.R. of Taunton, Mass.; VR. of Suffield, New book.

    Nathaniel HALL’s w. was Mabel WINCHELL, dau. of Thomas WINCHELL & his w. Sarah MOORE, dau. of Andrew MOORE of Windsor, Conn. Thomas was b. at Windsor, 25 May 1669, the son of Nathaniel WINCHELL and w. Sarah PORTER, dau. of Thomas PORTER of Farmington.  Nathaniel was prob. b. in England 1633, the son of immigrant Robert WINCHELL and unknown wife.  Sources.- Manwaring Digest, Vol. I; Matthew Grant Record of Windsor, Conn.; The Winchell Genealogy (1917); and John A.M. Passmore’s Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Moore.

    Marsha Hoffman Rising, 6058 Primrose Lane, Springfield, MO 65804

    (A 183) HALLET/COBB - Joseph2 HALLETT (Andrew1) m. Elizabeth2 GORHAM (John1).  Ch.: Lois, Elizabeth, Mercy. (From Brownson, et al], Genealogical Notes of Cape Cod Families, Vol. 19, p.54., at the Sturgis Library in Barnstable, Mass.)  Also, “Capt. John GORHAM m. Desire2 HOWLAND (John) (their ch. included) Elizabeth, b. 2 April 1648 at Marshfield, Mass.” Ibid.; The Register, Vol. 2:67.  While secondary sources, these are reliable and would seem to support your family tradition.

    John L. Steele, 17 Grandview Ter., Rutland, VT 05701

    (A184) HARDING/ROGERS -Thomas3 ROGERS, son of Joseph2 ROGERS, m. Elizabeth SNOW in 1665 and their dau. Hannah (b. 20 March 1669) m. 1693 Amaziah HARDING, son of Joseph & Bethia (COOKE) HARDING, b. at Eastham 1 Nov. 1671. They had 9 ch., all b. at Eastham.  Amaziah was executed at Barnstable, Mass., 5 June 1734, for the murder of his w. Hannah.  There was trouble about the will of Thomas ROGERS, Hannah’s father, who d. intestate.  The Barnstable court ordered an additional settlement to dau. Hannah, a minor at the time of her father’s death; payment to be made to her bros. Thomas & Eleazer ROGERS. The settlement was not completed, a complaint was filed, etc. As to the murder of Hannah and the execution of Amaziah, I do not know the details, but here are references: Mayflower Descendants 3:167, 6:14, 11:179-180; the Register 6:235, 47:82-83, 48:71; Plymouth Col. Rec., 3:2:131; Boston News Obits, 2:484; Barnstable Co., PR, 5:180 (Maziah Harding); Cape Cod Series, Vol. II, Hist. and Gen. of the Mayflower Planters, by Leon Clark Hills, p. 69; Desc. of Thomas Rogers.

    Beniah C. Harding, 19 Gleason, Thomaston, ME 04861

    (Al93) JEFFERSON - I think you will find that Salem JEFFERSON, who is bur. in Rochester, Plymouth Co., Mass., is the same person as Absalem Jepherson, whose birth is indeed recorded in Douglas, Worcester Co.  The Douglas VR. list Absalem as b. 16 September 1805 (same date shown on his gravestone in Rochester), son of Reuben & Mary Jepherson.  Mary the w. of Reuben was Mary JOSLEN, acc. to VR. of Uxbridge.  I am collecting data on the New England JEFFERSON JEPHERSON family.

    Miss Helen Sanford, 4417 Shenandoah, Dallas, TX 75205

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