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  • Answers - Nexus Vol. III No. 6


    Published Date : December 1986

    (A191) RANSOM/STERLING/TUCKER - Jane RANSOM was dau, of Joseph RANSOM, Sr., & his w. Jane.  She was b. at Lyme, Conn., 24 June 1714, & m. as his second w, at Lyme 30 Dec. 1731 John STERLING.  Joseph was killed on Plains of Abraham, Quebec, Sept. 1759.  Administration granted 10 Oct. 1769 and on file in Conn. State Library. “Jane STARLING” gave a receipt upon settlement of Joseph’s estate, Joseph was son of Matthew RANSOM & Hannah JONES of Saybrook; and grandson of Robert & Susanna RANSOM of England, Plymouth Colony, and Sandwich, Mass.  Ref.: Ransom, Harry B., “Ransom Family of Lyme,” a typed manuscript at the Conn. Hist. Soc. (1961); Lyme V.R., pp. 12, 255.

    Mrs. Betty B. Fry, RD 2, Box 790, Cooperstown, NY 13326

    (A228) ALCOTT/ALCOCK/STOVER - Abigail ALCOCK was the dau. of John & Joanna (Ameredith) ALCOCK, and the granddau. of Joseph & Abigail (LEVER) ALCOCK and John & Joanna (TREWORGYE) AMEREDITH.  See Noyes, Libby, & Davis, The Genealogical Dictionary of Me. and N.H.

    John STOVER, son of Sylvester STOVER seems to have lived in the east part of York, Me., on the road leading to Kittery.  He afterwards was on the old STOVER homestead at Cape Neddick, in York.  John STOVER m. Abigail ALCOCK, or ALCOTT, who d. 9 July 1730.  She was of the fourth generation from John ALCOCK, as the name is spelled in the old records.  He (John ALCOCK) was a planter at York, 1640; a sergeant 1659; he d. ca. 1675, leaving a wid., Elizabeth.  See Ancestor Stylvester STOVER of York, Me., and His Descendants, East and West, compiled by Rev. Charles N. Sinnett.

    Suzanna (Mitchell) Donovan, c/o Lt. Daniel Donovan, 72nd Sig., APO, NY 09 164

    (A255) FOWLER/DOANE - See Brewer Orrington-Holden, Eddington -History and Families, by Thayer & Ames (1962), p. LIII; and Olde Orrington Book, p.92: Simeon Fowler, Esq., b. at Westerly, R.I., Feb. 4, 1763/5; d. Apr, 26, 1833; m. Rachel DOANE, prob. sister of Eph. DOANE, Sen., b. Feb. 11, 1756, Chatham, Mass.

    Bea Baumback, 16227 Ave. 17½, Madera, CA 93637

    (A279) PRINCE/JOY - John PRINCE, son of Rev. John, of Hingham, prob. settled here ca. 1646 or 1648. The chr. name of his w. was Margaret.  She d. in Hingham 28 Mar. 1703.  He d. 7 Feb. 1689/90. Constable 1674.  Res, on Maine, Winter St. Ch., b. & bp. in Hingham: Mary, b. 29 July 1649; m. 29 Aug. 1667 Joseph JOY.

    Bea Baumback, 16227 Ave. 17½, Madera, CA 93637


    (A283) ROBERTS/HILTON - It is traditional that Rebecca HILTON is the w. of Thomas ROBERTS of Dover, N.H.  I visited Dover and found g.s. and the site of his house, also info at the town library.  See also History of Dover, by John Scales (1923); V.R. of Dover, N.H.; Notable Events in the History of Dover, by George Wadleigh (1913); Historical Memoranda of Ancient Dover, by Alonzo Quint (1900), vol. 1.  Be Careful not to confuse Thomas with his son Thomas.  Thomas ROBERTS, b. in England Ca, 1600, will 27 Sept, 1673, probated 30 June 1674. W. Rebecca.

    Lucy E. Ellis, P.O. Box 58, Marshfield, MA 02050

    (A290) SMALLING/GILLETT -Jacob SMALLING (Rev. War) was my great-great-great uncle.  I have reason to believe his father’s name was Abraham, who m. at Hetopstead, LI. 1736.  Seek more info.

    Eugenia Smalling, 1308 Express Dr., Belleville, IL 62223

    (A293) TABOR/WHITE – Philip1 TABOR, b. 1605; d. at Tiverton, RI., after 1672; m. (1) 21 Dec. 1639 Lydia MASTERS of Cambridge, Mass.; m. (2) Jane LATHUM. Thomas2 TABOR (Philip1) bp. at Yarmouth, Mass., 1646; d. 11 Nov. 1730; m. (1) Esther COOKE, dau. of John & Sarah (WARREN) COOKE.  He m. (2) Mary TOMSON, dau. of John & Mary (COOKE) TOMSON, b. 1650; d. 1723. Thomas had 2 ch. by Esther and 11 by Mary, including Philip3.  Thomas’s will made 15 June 1723, proved 20 Mar, 1733.  Philip3 b. at Dartmouth, Mass., 7 Feb. 1689; m. Susanna WILCOX.  References: The Mayflower Descendant vol. 3, p. 33-36; 4:22; 6:131; 10:44-46, See Dartmouth V.R., vol. I, p. 266-72, births; Little Compton Families, by Benjamin F. Wilbour (1974), pp. 645-46; RI. Gen. Dictionary, by Austin; TAG 20:115; 30:125; Mayflower Families: Cooke, Families of the Pilgrims, by H. K. Shaw.  Through this family you have a Mayflower descent from pilgrim Francis Cooke.

    Lucy E. Ellis, P.O. Box 58, Marshfield, MA 02050

    (A302) ADAMS/WILCOX - See History of Ontario County; see also notebooks on the WILCOX family by Dr. Willard Montfort; also articles in Your Ancestor published betw. 1947 and 1957.  Some errors.  After reviewing this material and deeds on file in Canandaigua, I have come to the conclusion that Hannah ADAMS was more likely the second w. than the dau. of John ADAMS.  Hannah m. ca. 1757 Rev, Elnathan WILCOX.  Seek further proof, also Elnathan’s par. or first w.'s identity.

    John M. Freund, 7241 Valentown Rd., Victor, NY 14564

    (A303) BARNARD/CURTICE -Jonathan CURTICE m. at Lebanon, Conn., 7 Dec. 1710 Sarah LOOMIS; m. (2) at Lebanon 21 July 1720 Elizabeth BURT.  They later removed to Mansfield, Conn., by 1744. Ch.: Jonathan b. 1712, Samuel b. 1715.  Ch. of second m.: Elizabeth b. 1721, Sarah b. 1722, Nathaniel b. 1725, David b. 1727, Rebecca b. 1729, Mary b. 1731.  Seek par. of Jonathan CURTICE or Elizabeth BURT.

    A. Lauriston Parks, Hammond Hill, Saunderstown, RI 02874

    (A304) BARNES - Oliver BARNES alias BARRON m. at Concord, Mass., 7 Feb. 1748 Mary WILLIAMS (V.R. 175) dau. of John & Elizabeth WILLIAMS, b. at Concord 29 Apr. 1731 (V.R, 126).  Ch., b. at Concord, surname BARRON: Hannah, b. 30 Dec. 1749; Mary, b. 20 Jan. 1752; Hepzibeth, b. 1 Mar. 1754; Elias, b. 5 Apr. 1756; Oliver, b. 19 June 1758 (V.R. p. 201).  Ch., surname BARNES: Priscilla (VR., p. 212), Benjamin (V.R., p. 216).

    Lt. Col, Raymond David Wheeler, RD 1, Box 25, Dolgeville, NY 13329

    (A326) FISHER/FALES - Re the w. of Moses FALES, one record gives Rebecca HARTSON, not Rebecca FISHER.  See Fales Genealogy and Allied Families, compiled by Warren Dexter Fales, (microfilm roll #45368, LDS), p. 12, p. 66.

    John Thomas Fales, 37 Chippendale Dr., Mt. Sinai, NY 11766

    (A327) FLETCHER - One Thomas FLETCHER m. in Washington Co., N.Y., Ca, 1793 Mary McMILLAN, rem. to French Hills, N.Y., early 1800s.  My Thomas d. in the War of 1812. Thomas appears in the census of 1800 in Franklin Co., N.Y.  As yet unable to determine from which FLETCHER family Thomas descended.

    Carol Jo Thompson, 227 Areta Dr., Bozeman, MT 59715-9302

    (A344) FARROW/WHITMORE/FARNSWORTH/FARR/STOWERS - George FARROW m. Ann WHITMORE. See The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and N.H. George FARR m. Elizabeth STOWERS and were par. of Mary, who m. Matthias FARNSWORTH.  See probate records of Essex Co

    John Plummer, 148 Grand St., #34, Waterbury, CT 06702

    (A354) CLOCK/KLOCK - See the Klock-Clock Genealogy compiled by Helen Laura Clock Williams (1966). Magdalena was the tenth ch. of Hendrick KLOCK.  She m. Wm. ELLIS. Ch.: William, Jr., m. Maria SALTSMAN; Hendrick W.; Johannes, b. 26 Jan. 1727; Andreas (Andrew); Ludwig; dau., b. 5 June 1748. Also info on Hendrick KLOCK and ch.

    Ruth G. Packard, Walnut Hill Farm, Rural Route 3, Box 234, Morgantown, IN 46160

    (A354) KLOCK/FAIRCHILD - Etta FAIRCHILD was dau. of Alanson FAIRCHILD, and I have much family history on the following FAIRCHILDS:  Alanson (1826-1890), Henry/Heamon (1788-1859), Matthew (1747-1796), Agur (1713-1798), David (1688-1741/3), Zachariah (1651-1703), Thomas, b. in England, (1610-1670).  From Fairfield the family migrated to N.Y.  Matthew d. at Johnstown, N.Y. (now Fulton Co., formerly Montgomery Co.)

    Mrs. Bert Morse, RR3, Box 243, Gloversville, NY 12078

    (A371) STAPLES/MAKEPEACE - See Descendants of Jeffery and John Staples of Weymouth, Mass., by James  315 Courtenay Staples, p. 106, for Joseph & Ann (MAKEPEACE) STAPLES.  It also gives Mary STAPLES, second ch., who m. Jonathan HOAR.  Also contact the Staples Family History Association, c/o James C. Staples, 1570 Waterwitch Dr., Orlando, FL 32806.

    Mrs. Raymond Ralston, Rt. 1, Box 385, Slippery Rock, PA

    (A377) THOMAS - See Thomas Families of Plymouth, Mass., by John Marshall Raymond (1980), p. 299. Mary and Susannah THOMAS, probably sisters, not mother & daughter, and of an unidentified THOMAS family.  M. date given for Mary is 13 Mar. 1755, not Nov. 1755, and both girls from Plymouth not Marshfield.

    Robert F. Kirkpatrick, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.), Box 131, Milton, N.S., Canada BOT1PO

    (A391) WHITE/COOKE/WALTON  - See History of Hingham, Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 274; The Conant Family of America, by Frank OdeIl Conant (1887); New England Gen. Dictionary, Savage; the Register (1960): 235-36, (Oct. 1972): 299.  Also four Walton books in the NEHGS Book Loan collection.

    Lucy E. Ellis, P.O. Box 58, Marshfield, MA 02050

    (A39l) William WALTON & Elizabeth COOKE were m. at Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset, England, Win, d. at Marblehead, Mass., 1668, the inventory of his estate taken 23 Nov. 1668.  Elizabeth d. at Marblehead, Mass., 1682.  Ch., b. at Seaton, Devon, England: John b. 6 Apr. 1628; Elizabeth chr, 27 Oct. 1629; Martha, b. 26 Apr, 1632; Jane, chr. 18 Feb. 1634. Ch. b. at Hingham, Mass.: Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar, 1636; William, ca. 1637. Ch., b. at Marblehead: Samuel, b. 5 June 1639; Josiah, b. 20 Dec. 1641; Mary, b. 14 May 1644. Wm.’s birthplace and par. unknown. Ancestor table for Elizabeth available.

    Myrtle S. Hyde, 3628 Iowa Ave., Ogden, UT 84403

    (A343) Re par. of Benjamin & Hopestill (BRYANT) JACKSON:  Eleazer JACKSON, b. at Plymouth, Mass., Oct. 1699; d. at Plymouth (now Carver), Mass., 14 July 1736, age 66, bur. at Lakenham Cemetery, No. Carver, Mass.; m. at Plymouth 29 Jan. 1690/1 Hannah RANSOM, b. at Plymouth 1671; d. at Plymouth 30 Mar. 1758, age 87, bur. Lakenham Cemetery, No. Carver, Mass., as wid. of her second husband George BARROWS.  Ancestor table available.

    Mrs. Myrtle S. Hyde, 3628 Iowa Ave., Ogden, UT 84403

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