(A12B) BRINSMADE (See NEXUS 3:154) - I believe that a generation has
been omitted. Zachariah, b. ca. 1685, son of Paul, m. 1710 Sarah COBBETT,
See Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield
(1930). This Zachariah & Sarah had a son also named Zachariah, b. 21
Mar, 1720, twin of Samuel. The younger Zachariah may be the one who m.
Elizabeth A. Thompson, 3006 Park Ct., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
(AI44) DAVIS/SHED - Samuel DAVIS b. in England 1630, son of
Barnabas, b. in England 1599; m. 1656 Mary WATERS b. at Watertown, Mass.,
27 Jan. 1637/8; d. at Groton, Mass., 28 Dec. 1699, res. Charlestown, Mass. Ch.:
John, b. 10 Mar. 1664/5, bp. 10 Nov. 1665, d. 25 Oct. 1704, m. Mehitable
SHEDD, Ch.: Mehitabel, Sarah, John, Abigail, Lydia. Ref.: Sumner A.
Davis, Barnabas Davis (1973), p. 10. Would be happy to hear from any of
the descendants who can add to the Davis files.
Dorothy Davis Smith, Davis Clearing House, 1916 N. Signal Hills Dr.,
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(A152) FOSTER - Corp. Isaac FOSTER, son of Reginald &
Elizabeth (DANE) FOSTER. Reginald2, son of Reginald1 FOSTER,
b. in England ca. 1595 and “of Little Badow, Co. Essex, England,” See A
Likely Story, compiled and edited by Francis F. Foster (1983), which
purports to go back to “Anacher, great forrester of Flanders who d. 837 AD.,” in
the NEHGS library.
John Hutchins, 495 Edgell Rd., Framingham, MA 01701
(A166) JACKSON/WILLIAMS -Jonathan JACKSON m. (1) Aurelia
MATTHEWS. Ch.: Elanson M.; Sally, m. Isaac Hall, Jr. See John S. and
Henry Jackson, Jackson History, and many family papers incl. Bible
records and letters, per Mr. Charles N. Hall of Ann Arbor, Mich.
Catherine Fahey, 344 5. Maple Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302
(A 176) FLAGG - See Family Records of the Descendants of Gershom
Flagg (Born 1730) of Lancaster, Mass., with Other Genealogical records of the
Flagg Family Descended from Thomas F/egg of Watertown, Mass. (1907). There
are several Josiah Flaggs listed in the book. I am also a desc. of Thomas
Barbara W. McLain, 1137 Ridgecrest Circle, Veinmillion, SD 57069
(A201) HARRIS of Cumberland/Salem Co., N.J. - Many families in
Cumberland Co. by late 1600s/early 1700s came from E. Hampton, LI., N.Y., with
much intermarriage there and in N.J. Your SHEPPARD and HARRIS
families came from there. There are three HARRIS brothers in Cumberland
Co., N.J., by 1715: Thomas, Nathaniel, & Samuel, and all early HARRIS
lines descend from them. They were sons of Thomas & Ruth (JAMES)
HARRIS of Easthampton, Killingsworth, Conn., where Thomas d. 1697. Ruth
JAMES b. Ca, 1664, was dau. of Rev. Thomas JAMES, b. in England
ca. 1621/2; d. at Easthampton, L.I., N.Y., 14 June 1696, the first minister
there. He m. at Easthampton ca. 1647 Ruth JONES, b. ca. 1628, dau. of
Rev, John JONES, a founder of Concord, Mass., and Fairfield, Conn.
Through the JAMES family the HARRISes descend from many
distinguished English families, incl. BULKELEY, GROSVENOR,
CHARLTON, etc. The line descends from much early royalty of England,
Scotland, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, the Capetian kings of France, and from
several Magna Carta sureties, as well as William the Conqueror and Charlemagne,
to list a few! There is proof for all. See also Cushing and Sheppard,
History of Cumberland County, N.J., and N.J. Archives Will Abstracts.
Barbara J. Craig, 5217 Oakridge Dr., Toledo, OH 43623
(A229) ALLEN/IRISH - PolIey ALLEN, dau. of Justus ALLEN
of Lockwood, m. at Lewiston, N.Y., George W. IRISH. 13 ch., md. Matilda,
b. 20 Aug. 1801, m. William JAYCOX, b. 1790. Ref.: Willis Luther and
Stella Irish, Descendants of John Irish, The Immigrant 1629-1963, and Allied
Families (1964), and private letters.
Dewey C. Eldridge, 1284 E. Maine Rd., Johnson City, NY 13790
(A239) CLOUGH/WILSON/GRAY -Some work should be done on the families of
Ephraim & Mary (Johnson) CLOUGH, and John & Susanna (Wilson)
CLOUGH. See p. 99 and p. 101 of Eva C. Speare, The Genealogy of the
Descendants of John Clough of Salisbury, Mass. (1952). It seems unlikely
that there would be two Eunice Cloughs born the same day, given the same first
name and both married into the GRAY family. The info I have is
traditional taken from notes written in 1849 by Ruth (Champion) Clough, w. of
Jonathan Clough, the son of Rev, Salmon Clough: Jonathan’s great-grandparents’
family on the Clough side, sons of Ephraim Clough, Jonathan, Benjamin, Able,
Joseph, Amasa, Luther, Calvin, Chester, & Ephraim, this one was Jonathan’s
grandfather. He was the 13th ch. Jonathan’s grandfather Ephraim Clough, b. 1
Feb. 1771, m. Sally RICHARDSON. Ch,: Electa, Salmon, Dorcas, Diadama,
Hamilton, Luana, Sarah, Julia Ann, & Amelia. The genealogy (above) gives
this birthdate I have for Ephraim to Calvin, and Chester isn’t mentioned. Rev.
Salmon CLOUGH, b. 21 Aug. 1796; d. in Wood Co., Ohio, 27 May 1832; m. 12
Dec. 1819 Lucy WIGHTMAN, b. 7 Feb. 1795; d. at Ogden Twp., Lenawee Co.,
Mich., 8 Apr. 1872. They res. in Madison Co., N.Y.; she res. in Henry &
Fulton Cos., Ohio. I am desc. through their dau. Catherine Amelia CLOUGH
& Russell Kellogg CLAPP.
Loretta M. Mann, 4167 Co. Rd 6-I, Delta, OH 43515
(A259) GOODRIDGE - See Old Kittery and Her Families; and
Records of the First Church of Berwick, Me. For references to the family
of Jedediah Goodridge, incl. “Mary, w. of Jedediah owned the Covenant July 2,
1768.” Some marriages listed incl. the m. of the above John to Martha
HOLMES/HOLMS 30 May 1758. Both sources available at NEHGS.
Question: were Josiah & Mary (Abbott) Goodridge the par. of Benjamin? Was
Josiah the youngest ch. of Benjamin & Sarah (CROAD)
GOODRIDGE? Will exchange info. Have a copy of Josiah’s will found in
the court house in Alfred, Me.
Mildred M. Benson, 45 Nantucket Dr., Bella Vista, AK 72714
(A279) PRINCE - See George Lincoln, History of the Town of Hingham,
Mass., Vol. II & Ill., p. 120 for info on John & Margaret. See also
Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Mass. p. 374.
Mrs. John R. Sligh, 1505 Rockmoor Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76134
(A282) RICHARDS - Capt. Samuel Richards, b. at Plaistow, N.H., 6 Mar.
1732/3, m. (1) ca. 1751 Elizabeth ____ m. (2) ca. 1786 Margaret Pushor/Pushaw.
Ch. by first w., b. at Goffstown, N.H.: Betty 1753, David 1756, Phebe 1758. B.
at Hampstead, N.H.: Catey 1760, Ruth 1763, Samuel 1768, Robert. Ch. by second
w., b. near Frankfort, Me.: Rebecca ca. 1788, Catherine 1790, Sally/Sarah 1794,
Mary 1796, John 1798, Daniel ca. 1800, Jeremiah 1802, Job 1806.
Sources: Contrary to the statement by Abner Morse in Gen. Reg. of Desc. of
Several Ancient Puritans (1861), Vol. 3, pp. 184-86, and G. P. Hadley,
History of Goffstown, N.H. (1922), Vol. II, p. 425, Samuel
RICHARDS’s grandfather was not John RICHARDS of Newbury, but
undoubtedly Joseph RICHARDS of Newington and Rochester, N.H. An
examination of Essex Co. deeds and Newbury Town Records shows clearly that John
RICHARDS & w, Sarah (CHENEY) lived exclusively in Newbury
1694-1730s. If the claim by Wm. Cogswell, N.H. Hist. Soc. Col., VI
(1850), p. 56, and the E. N. Barnum, Atkinson Then and Now (1976) is
correct that Samuel Richards’s father Benjamin was of the Rochester, N.H.,
RICHARDS family, then only Joseph RICHARDS could be Samuel’s
paternal grandfather, and Justinian RICHARDS of Greenland and Newington
would be his great-grandfather. See also Libby, Noyes, & Davis, Gen.
Dictionary of Me. & N.H. (1983), and W. L. Holman, “Humphrey and John
Richards of Boston and Newbury, Mass.,” Ms at NEHGS.
Whitman Richards, 20 Hereford Rd., Waban, MA 02168
(A283) ROBERTS/HILTON - As a desc. of Thomas Roberts through both son
John and son Thomas I have collected notes. See John Scales, History of
Dover, Vol. 1, pp. 39, 302-lA; Noyes, Libby, & Davis, p. 589, 427; the
Register, Vol. 7 (1853): 536, Vol. 61:199, 83 (1929):35l; ES.
Stearns, Genealogy of N.H., Vol. 3, p. 1504-5; Underhill, Genealogy of
Edward Smith, Vol. 1, p. 1106-27; Kilpatrick, Ancestors and Descendants
of Marian Douglas Jones, p. 131; The Boston Transcript 8 June and 27
June 1910 #3279.
Avis Pearson, 3625 W. 58th P1., Los Angeles, CA 90043