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  • Answers - Nexus Vol. III No. 1


    Published Date : February 1986

    (A169) FARNHAM  Ralph/Rolfe FARNHAM, b. in England 1633, came to N.E. 31 June 1635 in the James with his par. Ralph and Alice (____) FARNHAM.  Ralph, Jr., d. at Andover, Mass., 26 Oct. 1658; res. at Andover 8 Jan. 1691/2 Elizabeth HOLT, dau. of Nicholas and Elizabeth (____) HOLT.  She was b. at Newbury, Mass., 30 Mar. 1636; d. at Andover 26 Aug. 3683, age 47.  Their ch., all b. at Andover: Sarah, b. 14 Jan. 1661, m. Benjamin ABBOTT; Ralph, b. 1 June 1662, m. Sarah STIRLING; John, b. 1 Apr. 1664, m. Elizabeth PARKER; Henry, b. 7 Dec. 1666; Hannah, b. 7 Dec. 1668; Thomas, b. 14 July 1670; Thomas, b. 14 July 1670; Ephraim. b. 1 Oct. 1676, m. Priscilla HOLT; Mary, b. 1651, m. Dea. William LOVEJOY; Daniel, b. 1673, m. Hannah HOLT; Elizabeth, b. 1679, m. George HOLT.  References: N. Holt Genealogy, p. 13; Farnham Genealogy, by Rev. J. M. Farnham; Little’s History of Maine, vol. 4; Ipswich Town Records. Re Farnham/Varnham anc. in England, see TAG, Vol.?, p. 21.

    Richard S. Clark, M.D., Atlanta Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 1026, Atlanta, TX 75551


    (A206) MACOMBER/TRIPP/CORNELL  CORRECTION: My reply which appeared in the October 1985 NEXUS indicated that the wife of William MACOMBER was identified as Ursella (COOPER) in Everett S. Stack-pole’s Macomber Genealogy.  It was Jane Fletcher Fiske’s “The English Origins of the Macomber Family” which provided the evidence that Ursella’s name was COOPER.  I deeply regret any inconvenience I may have caused your readers.

    Edward M. Macomber, 2500 Greenlawn Parkway, Austin, TX 78757


    (A206) The correct source reference for the m. of William MACOMBER to Ursella COOPER is not Stackpole but my  article on the English origins of the Macombers in The Genealogist, 2:170, Fall 1981.  Jane Fletcher Fiske, 44 Stonecleave Rd., Boxford, MA 01921


    (A277) CARR/FISH  Freelove FISH is shown by Newport Court Records to have            been dau. of Capt. Peleg CARR of Newport. Peleg CARR’s will is among the most severely damaged Newport records.  I have gathered considerable data and hope to put together an article for publication on this family.

    Jane Fletcher Fiske, 44 Stonecleave Rd., Boxford, MA 02921



    (A334) ROBBINS/BENNETT  In his will dated 23 May 1815, proved 7 Nov. 1815 (Foster Prob. III, p. 141), Daniel BENNET mentioned dau. Martha ROBBINS. Peter & Martha ROBBINS sold the 50 acres inherited from Peter’s father Samuel on 27 Oct. 1785 (Foster Book 2, p. 103) to Caleb Potter, which prob. marks date of removal from Foster. Peter was the only son of Samuel & Bethiah ROBBINS. They were the only ROBBINS in Foster and were neighbors of the BENNETS, so m. of Peter ROBBINS & Martha BENNET is probable.

    Margery I. Matthews, RR2 Box 99, Cucumber Hill Rd., Foster, RI 02825


    (A370) ALLEN/CARPENTER  Charity ALLEN was b. at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Mass., 5 July 1729, dau. of Jeremiah & Rachal ALLEN.  Ch.: Thadeas, b. 27 Jan. 1720; John, b. 20 Nov. 1721; Robert, b. 31 Jan. 1723/4; Elizabeth, b. 4 Dec. 1725; Rachal, b. 17 Nov. 1727; Squier & Jeremiah, b. 10 Mar. 1731; Nathan, b. 17 June 1732; Comfort, b. 20 Aug. 1734; Abraham. b. 11 Mar. 1737/8.  Ref. James N. Arnold, V.R. of Rehoboth, 1642-1896 (Providence, RI.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1897), p. 519.  Ref. to original record is 2:101.  Charity & Abiel may have been m. in Warren, RI.  Their intention, 3 Feb. 1753, is recorded on p. 437 of Arnold.

    Mrs. Carroll D. Speakman, 14130 Berry Rd., Golden, CO 80401


    (A375) Charles PEET was b. at New Milford, Conn., 2 Aug. 1774 (g.s.); d. at Rochester, Ohio, 27 Feb. 1846; m. 1795 Betsy HALLOCK, b. at New Milford, 16 June 1777, dau. of Benjamin & Phoebe (PRINDLE) HALLOCK.  She d. at Rochester 5 Oct. 1844. Charles’ father may be John PEET who m. Phoebe WAKELEE, or John PEET who m. Deborah LEACH.  Charles is a desc. of John1 PEAT who came from England 1635. We are recording all desc. of Charles & Betsy.

    Georgiana Peet Miller, 228 W. Center St., Ithaca. MI 48847


    (A382) BROWN  I descend from the aunt of your Hannah BROWN, Abigail who m. Samuel FRENCH and was the sister of Nathaniel, the father of Hannah.  All my info. is from Hoyt’s Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury.  This source contradicts the data you quote re Hannah’s husbands, stating that Hannah m. 30 Sept. 1686 Thomas EVANS.  Thomas d. 24 Jan. 1717/8; will says “wid. Hannah, March 8, 1735/6; July 10 1738.”

     Donald R. Sutherland, 162 Foxwood Rd., Guilford, CT 06437


    (A382) BROWN/HOWE  Hannah3 BROWN (Nathaniel2, Henry1), b. 3 Apr. 1668; m. 30 Sept. 1686 Thomas EVANS.  See Davis W. Hoyt’s Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury. John3HOWE (James2-1), b. 17 Apr. 1671, prob. m. Hannah2 BROWN (Joseph1), b. 24 Feb. 1675.  See Abraham Hammatt’s The Hammett Papers.

    Mrs. Justin Howland, 1716 Campo Calle, Redding, CA 96001


    (388) CORNELL/CARPENTER  See Amos B. Carpenter, A Genealogical History of the Rehoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family in America (Amherst, Mass.: Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1898). P. 838: “Nathan was b. April 12, 1757.  m. 1st Irene REID Feb. 7, 1781; m. 2nd Naomi CORNELL June 17, 1810;  He d. Sept. 19, 1814 in Liberty Township, Delaware Co., Ohio.  They had ten ch.” P. 145; Nathan prob. m. Hannah THOMAS of Warren.  Nathan’s father was Ira Allen Carpenter, brother of Ethan ALLEN.

    Mrs. Carroll D. Speakman, 14130 Berry Rd., Golden, CO 80401


    (A399) HARRIMAN/HILL  Anc. of Anna HARRIMAN who m. at Conway, N.H., 1786 Henry HILL: Leonard, Jr., son of Matthew & Mary (CALLEE) HARRIMAN was b. in Haverhill, Mass., 11 June 1718.  He m. Ann STEVENS and had eight ch., md. Ann (see Diary of Rev. Timothy Walker, Coll. of the N.H. Hist. Soc., Vol. IX, 1889).  Ann, dau. of Leonard, bp. at Pigwacket (ancient name for Conway/Fryeburg area), 1766.  She is most likely the Ann who m. Henry HILL, as Leonard is the first HARRIMAN in that area.  Leonard resided first in the North Parish of Haverhill, Mass., later settled at Plaistow, N.H. He is in Conway by 1771.

    Susan Bixby, 35 Back River Rd., Bedford, NH 03102


    (A412) Re anc. of Moses HARRIMAN: Moses, son of Leonard HARRIMAN of Eaton, N.H., prob. brother to Leonard, Stephen, John, Samuel B., Dorothy, and Marshall, is most likely the Moses who m. 28 May 1804 Abigail PALMER, by James Jackson, Elder. Acc. to the death record of their son Sylvester (d. 8 Aug. 1868), Abigail was b. at Exeter, N.H.  She remarried ca. 1843 Thomas Matthes (MATTHEWS), as Moses d. 1830-40.

    Susan Bixby, 35 Back River Rd., Bedford, NH 03102


    (A434) Re anc. of Jane Bowen PARSHALL, b. at Cherry Valley, N.Y., 9 May 1828, m. 1848 John Williams BOWEN. See Will Book A., Surrogate Office, Lyons, Wayne Co., N.Y.: James PARSHALL of Palmyra. To my two sons John and Joseph…Also, I have booklet James Parshall and His Descendants, by James Clark Parshall (Syracuse, 1900), and History of Tioga County, New York, p. 376.

    Helen T. Anderson, 5550 Main St. at Traver Place, Perry, NY 14530


    (A473) BREWSTER/TUCKER  My records show the w. of Elder William Brewster to be Mary WENTWORTH.  No record of a Mary BREWSTER m. a TUCKER.

    William A. Cushinan, 17337 Tramonto Dr., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


    (A473) William BREWSTER’s w. name was Mary WENTWORTH21 (Thomas20-19, William18, Thomas17, William16-15, Thomas14, William13, William/Isabel (HOOTON)12, etc.  See Wentworth Genealogy and the Miller, Searl, Lathrop and Allied Families.  No knowledge of Mary m. a TUCKER.

    Sharleen Scott Geraths, 2442 NW Market St., #231, Seattle, WA 98107


    Ed. Note: Proof of William Brewster’s wife’s maiden name has not yet been accepted by the Mayflower Society.  The five generation study of the Brewster family is in process now.


    (A482) CHILD(S)/HAYWARD  John CHILDS, who m. Margery HAYWARD of Swansea, is one of my direct and. Jeremiah CHILDS is anc. of the above-named John.  See Snow-Estes Ancestry, Vol. 2, by Nora E. Snow (1939), pp.134-35, and Genealogy of the Child, Childs and Childe Families, by Elias Child(188l), p.692.

    M. S. Wilkins, 189 Washington Ave., Somerset, MA 02726


    (A485) COOPER/GRIFFIN  See my work, Stephen COOPER of Shoreham. Vermont (1984).  Mary, w. of Stephen, was from the E. Hampton, LI., area.  No record of their m. or her par.  However, her son named Jonathan may be named for her family, as the name does not occur in the anc. or collateral lines for Stephen.  Also the middle name BURNET may come from her family.  The w. of Jonathan COOPER was Poliy GRIFFITHS, not GRIFFIN, b. prob. at Wilmington, Vt., ca. 1776, dau. of Thomas& Abigail GRIFFITHS of Granville, N.Y., and Orwell. Micah GRIFFITHS, prob. father of Thomas, appears in the Wilmington, Vt., records as early as 1771 . His desc. lived in Wyoming Co., N.Y. Origins of GRIFFITHS family before settlement in Vt.?

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


    (A485) See Genealogical Register Early Families Shoreham. Vt., by Maclntire & Witherell (available from Sanford S. Witherell, Shoreham. Vt., 05770), p. 59: Stephen COOPER (Stephen & Eunice EDWARDS), b. 22 June 1746, m. Mary (poss. LESTER).  Son Jonathan m. ca. 1794 Mary (Polly) GRIFFITHS, dau. Thomas & Polly GRIFFITHS, d. at Middlebury, Vt., Jan. 1830.

    Bea Fuller Baumback, 16227 Ave. 171-2, Madera, CA 93637


    (A489) CUMMINGS/SHED  Leonard CUMMINGS was son of Samuel & Elizabeth (SHED) CUMMINGS.  See Daniel Shed Genealogy: Ancestry and Descendants of Daniel Shed and Braintree, Mass., 1327-1920, by Frank E. Shedd (Boston, 1921), available through NEHGS Book Loan.

    Mr. W. H. Folkins, 12320 210th P1., SE, Issaquah, WA 98027


    (A498) ENTWIS/HILL/BATHRICK/DORMAN  Lucy DORMAN m. at Arundel, Me., 17 Apr. 1814 Edmund HILL.  Lucy was dau. of John5DORMAN (Jabez4-3, Thomas2-1) & Hannah, dau. of Charles & Priscilla (BURBANK) HUFF.  John5(ca. 1746-1827) received a pension for his service in the Rev. War (1777-80), incl. duty at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-78.  Lucy’s bro. Charles6 (1767-1857) & his first w. Susanna, dau. of Samuel & Mary (DEARING) BOOTHBY, were par. of Mary7, who m. Robert THOMPSON, Jr., (my gr.-gr.- grand-parents).

    Zane A. Thompson, R#l Box 235A, Roque Bluffs, ME 04654

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