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  • Answers - Nexus Vol. VI No. 5


    Published Date : October - November 1989

    (A-9) BARR/ROBINSON/KELLEY James BARR. Sr. was b. in County Antri.n., Ireland, 1738; came to this country 1753; d. in Mill Creek, Erie Co., Pa., 14 May 1823; m. Elizabeth KIRK of Lancaster Co., Pa. He d. in Mill Creek, Erie Co.,Pa., 14 May 1823. She d. 1813. Ref.: Nelson’s Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Erie Co., Pa., 592-94; History of Erie Co Pa. (1884) IV 117. Mary ROBINSON b. poss. in Bucks Co., Pa., 1765: d. in Erie Co., Pa., 12 Aug. 1838 -- the mother of Polly KELLEY. John KELLEY was b. in Northem Ireland 1750: d. in Erie Co. 1803; m. 1780 Mary ROBINSON. Ref.: Marjorie MacCreary, John McCreary Clan, (196l). Pt. 4.28-31.
    Charles R. Barr. Austin College. Suite 61612, Sherman, TX, 75091

    (A-111) CLEVERLY/PRAY - Mary (CLEVERLY) PRAY was a dau. of Benjamin3 (John2-1) & Sarah (BAXTER) CLEVERLY of Braintree. In the Norfolk Co., Mass., estate file (#4062) of her unm. bro. John CLEVERLY, cordwainer, is a document dated in Sept. 1793 by which the heirs requested Elijah VEAZIE Jur. “may administer on our Late Brothers John Cleverly Estate.” It was signed by four CLEVERLY men, John SANDERS, and John PRAY of Quincy, cordwainer, who was b. 4, bp 30 March 1755 in Braintrce, now Quincy. He and his w. Mary later joined her siblings in selling Cleverly land (Norfolk Co. Deeds, 2:38-39, 5:231). Much info on the Cleverly fam. is found in Waldo C. Sprague, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Mass., 1640-1850 (microfilin, NEHGS, 1984).
    Roger D. Joslyn, 35 Union Ave.. North Windsor, NY 12550-7140

    (A-130) GALLASHAN/KIMBALL -Hannah GALLASHAN was b. in Newbury, Mass., 27 May 1760, dau. of Abraham & Abigail (BOSDICK) GALLASHAN; m. William KIMBALL 25 Nov. 1784 at St. Pauls Church, Newburyport, where her par. are bur. in the churchyard. Abraham GALLISHAN was bp. at Charlestown, Mass., 23 Mar. 1728/9, son of Philip & Hannah (BAREY) GULLISON; m. in Charlestown 26 Feb. 1750/1 Abigail BOSDICK. bp. in Charlestown 31 Jan. 1730/1, dau. of Isaac & Mary (POWELL) BOSDET/BOSDIT. Philip GULLISON a mariner, m. in King’s Chapel. Boston 9 May 1725 Hannah BAREY/BERRY, Isaac BOSDET/BOSDIT/BOSDELL “from London m. in Portsmouth, N.H., 27 July 1719 Mary POWELL, dau. of Thomas & Abigail POWELL of Stratham, N.H. Thomas POWELL was a son of Robert & Mary (MOORE) POWELL and grandson of William MOORE, all of Exeter, N.H. Refs,: VRs; Wyman, Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown (1879, reprint 1982); Noyes, Libby & Davis Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and NH. (reprint 1972).
    Beverly Esson , RR 1, Box 580, Wells, ME 04090

    (A-139) HAMILTON/MOORE – Par. of Content MOORE, w. of Thomas HAMILTON, Jr., are Reynold Marvin MOORE, b. Middletown, Conn., 7 July 1732, d. Granville Mass., bef. 27 May 1813, & Mary (ROBINSON) MOORE. b. Durham, Conn., 7 Dec. 1734, d. Granville 1817. They were m. Granville 30 Oct. 1754. Sources: Deed, Hampden Co., Mass., Book 61, pp. 617 18: Estate of Reynold Marvin Moore to Asher Moore 25 Nov. 1819; Deed, Hampden Co., Mass., Book R, P. 391: Dr. Abijah Moore to Reynold Marvin Moore, 15 Aug. 1748: Granville & Sudbury, Mass., & Middletown, Conn., VRs: George F. Daniels History of the Town of Oxford, Mass. (1892); Alvan Talcott, Families of Early Guilford, Conn (1984): the 1904 Marvin genealogy; and John Moore and William Ward articles in the Register, 57 and TAG, 54.
    Otto F. Weigand, Jr., 32 Donamor La., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028

    (A-146) HOSKINS/CASE – Par. of Thankful HOSKINS are John HOSKINS, b. in Windsor, Conn., 14 Oct. 1659, and Elizabeth FILLEY (FILER/FYLER), a wid. They m. in Windsor, Conn., 27 May 1708. Dau. Thankful b. 25 May 1711: m. in Simsbury Conn., 28 Oct. 1727 Joel CASE. Par. of John HOSKINS (1659- ) are Anthony & Jesabel/Isabel (BROWN) HOSKINS, m. in Windsor 16 July 1656; he b. Dorchester Mass., ca. 1632; in Windsor 4 Jan. 1706/7; freeman, Windsor 1654. Source: George Ely Russell, Hoskins Families of 17th Century America (1964). pp.1, 4: also Nathaniel Goodwin, Genealogical Notes or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Conn. & Mass., [CASE fam.] (1856, reprint 1982), p. 296.
    Dora D. Ward, 13 Westlake Dr. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87112

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