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  • Answers - Nexus Vol. III No. 5


    Published Date : October/November 1986

    (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. Joanna/Johanna PRINDLE.

    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 Flegg.

    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

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