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  • Answers to Queries - Nexus Vol. I No. 5


    Published Date : October - December 1984

    (A70) Re: Thomas HAMLIN.  My HAMLIN family has lived in Montrose, Penn., for 5 generations.  One Thomas HAMLIN, was born in Sharon, Conn., 24 July 1747, a descendant of James HAMLIN from Barnstable, Mass. Thomas HAMLIN’s father’s name was Thomas HAMLIN, and his father’s name was  Deacon Ebenezer HAMLIN.  Thomas HAMLIN m. 14 May 1772 Mary JEWETT, dau. of Caleb & Rebecca JEWETT.  He was also in the Rev. War 1776 from Cornwall, Conn.  Do you know about the Barnum Family Genealogy (1901) by Franklin Andrews?

    Mrs. Karen Roberts Hughes, 2869 Battleford Rd., Bldg. #15, Apt. #14, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N-2S6

    (A70) Re: Thomas HAMLEN/HAMBLIN of Barnstable, Mass., or N. J. I believe we are researching two different Thomas’s.  The one I’m pursuing first appears in the N. J. court records 6 Feb. 1733, probably from Mass, and born ca. 1700.  The Thomas you refer to as he is recorded in Andrews, History of the Hamlin Family.

    R.N. Hamlin, 6030 Lawndale St., Philadelphia, PA 79111

    (A195) Re: Sarah Jane (BRADFORD) BRYAN (1849-1903).  I am the great-granddau. of Elizabeth BRADFORD (sister of Sarah Jane).  This family went by the name of BRADFIELD for many years, from 1839-40 to the mid-60s or 1870.  This is based on baptismal & marriage records, Boston City Directory, census, death, cemetery records, and death notices.  A descendant of Uncle George BRADFORD claimed descent from William BRADFORD of the Mayflower.  My mother told the story that George BRADFORD (d. 1853) had changed his name because of a fierce argument he had had with his brother.  Vital records: George BRADFORD m. 5 April 1837 Catherine HAGERTY in Christ Church, Boston.  Sarah Jane, of George & Catherine BRADFIELD, bp. June 1842. Marriage records: John BRYAN 25, Ireland (son of John & Jane) and Sarah J. BRADFIELD 22, Boston, dau. of George & Catharine, on 26 May 1864. 1880 census (T9, Reel 556 E.D. 686, p.18) BRYAN, John, 42, Blacksmith, W. Third St., b. England; Sarah J., 37, wife; & 3 sons.  I have also looked at some passenger lists in Boston but did not finish and did not find anything definitive.  I have portraits of Uncle George as an adult (looks like Walter Mondale) and Elizabeth BRADFIELD as a girl.

    Helen Boyden, 8525 Nottingham Place, La Jolla, CA 92037

    (A212)  Elizabeth CANTIZE (b. in Kent Co., England, 1556) no. Richard KNOWLThN (b. in Kent Co., England, 1552; d. 15 July 1577). Ch.: George  (b. at Cheswick 6 May 1578); Stephen (b. 1 May 1580); Thomas (b. 1582); William (b. 1588; m. Ann Elizabeth SMITH, b. 1588). From History & Genealogy of the Knowltons of England & America, by C.H.W. Stocking (1897)

    Judith Gray, 383 Cummins St., Jackson, MS 39204

    (A212) The name CANTIZE has variant spellings: CANTIS, CANTES, CANTISSE, CANTYS, KANTEYS, etc. The family in whom you are interested seems to have lived in or near Birchington on the Isle of Thanet, Kent Co., England, in the 16th century.  Elizabeth CANTIZE was bpt. at Birchington, 17 April 1550, prob. dau. of Valentin CANTIS who m. at Birchington, 27 Nov. 1540 Johana HOLDEN. (from microfiche records of Kent Co. compiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City)  Records indicate that Valentin CANTIS, a yeoman, had at least 6 ch. betw. 1543 and 1553.  Elizabeth CANTIZE was m. to Richard KNOWLTON (“Rycherd Knowlden”) at St. Dunstan’s church in Canterbury on 17 July 1577.  I also have a list of CANTIZE family wills which I extracted from published Kent Co. records in the New York Public Library, and 2 deeds referring to CANTIZE family land in Kent in the 15th century.

    Mrs John H. B. Knowlton, 29 Riverside Dr., Waterford, CT 06385

    (A226) Re: ancestry of Mary CARIELL.  In The History of Salem, by Perley, Vol. 3: Nathaniel CARRILL was a yeoman, lived in Salem Village & Boxford; m. 1683 Priscilla DOWNING; d. 1724. Ch: Elizabeth, Mary, Hannah, Nathaniel, Samuel, Joanna, child d. y., John.  Did Mary really marry Benjamin DELAND? or John BULLOCK?

    Marilyn Labbe, RR1, Box 228, Moosup, CT 06354

    (A246) Re: ancestry & descendants of Elizabeth (CHADWICK) FAIRFIELD.  From The Chadwick Family Record from my own family & notes from Chadwicks in America, by Lillian Rich Gilligan.  Elizabeth CHADWICK was the dau. of James CHADWICK (b. at Falmouth, Mass., 5 July 1725; d. at China, Me.,  6 Sept. 1786; m. 15 Aug. 1729 Ruth HATCH, b. at Falmouth 15 Aug. 1729, d. at China 1796).  James was the son of Benjamin CHADWICK & Elizabeth GREEN of Falmouth. Ch. of Elizabeth CHADWICK & her 1st husband Daniel FAIRFIELD were Ruth, Nancy, & Daniel, Jr.  The ch. of Elizabeth & her 2nd husband Jeremiah FAIRFIELD were Jotham, Alpheus, & Pauline (who m. Burt).

    Mrs. Margaret Braun, 13010 Country Pass, San Antonio, TX 78216

    (A269) Re: HOLDEN wives. See 2 vol. Holden Genealogy by Eben Putnam.  Sarah5 WHEELER m. Stephen4 HOLDEN.  er father Jethro4 WHEELER has the oldest gravestone in the North Cemetery in Westmoreland, N.H..  Salley/Sarah6 WELLMAN, who m. Zachariah HOLDEN, Jr., was b. at Athens (now Brookline), Vt., 8 Nov. 1783, dau. of Ebenezer5 WELLMAN (Isaac4-3-2, Thomas1) & Sarah AUSTIN.  The family came to Vt. ca. 1780 from Mansfield, Mass. See Descendants of Thomas Wellman of Lynn, Mass., by Joshua Wyman Wellman (1918), p.202.

    Mrs. Justin A. Holden, 12 Pleasant St., Brattleboro, VT 05301

    (A288) Re: Reuben MAXIM. See “The Maxim-Maxham-Maxam Family,” by John A. Leppman in The American Genealogist (TAG) magazine, 1981, vol.57, p.209 (cont.) and TAG 1982, vol. 58, p. 47.  The article lists a Reuben MUXHAM of Middleborough, m. there 25 Dec. 1771 Jemima RUSSELL of Wareham.  It occurred to me that your Reuben b. at Plymouth 1780 might be the son of the above Reuben3.  For the line for this Reuben, see TAG 47:209-212, back to Samuell MUXOM of Middleboro, b. 1680.

    Mrs. Robert F. Githens, Westminster-Canterbury, #1026, 3100 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

    (A298-99)  Our town of Newhall, Calif., was named by the Newhall family who migrated here from Mass. in the 1800s.  The publisher of the Newhall Signal & Saugus Enterprise is Mr. Anthony NEWHALL; his wife is the family genealogist.  This might be another source for your William NEWHALL.

    Arthur Johnson, 24854 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA 91321

    (A3O1) Re: CASE/NICHOLS, etc. See Case-Norton Notebook for William CASE’s wife, Mary STARKEY.  Robert NICHOLS, b. 22 Nov. 1671, was son of Thomas & Hannah NICHOLS, No. Kingstown (LDS records), and Robert NICHOLS & Mary CASE were m. at Newport by Gov. Samuel Cranston, Feb. 1698 (Arnold’s R.I., V.R.).  The LDS records, if I am correct, have Robert NICHOLS m. Mary CASE in 1692.

    Katherine Allen, 160 F. 36th St., New York, NY 10016

    (A308) Re: parents of Eli PERRY, Mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1862-1866.  See Albany Chronicles, by Cuyler Reynolds, 1906.  Eli PERRY, b. in Washington Co., N.Y., 25 Dec. 1799, son of John & Jeannie (SEARLES) PERRY.  Eli PERRY mayor 1851-54, 1856- 60, 1862-66.

    Mrs. Helen Q. Ham, 147 High Bank Rd., So. Yarmouth, MA 02664

    (A312) Yes, Hannah (PLUMMER or PLUMER) HUBBARD was the dau. of Daniel & Sarah (WENTWORTH) PLUMER.  She was b. at Dover, N.H., 25 April 1722; d. 1792; m. ca. 1740 according to the Hubbard Monument in Berwick, Me.  See also One Thousand Years of Hubbard History, Day; Old Kittery and her Families, Stockpole; Records of the First Church of Berwick Me.; Plumer Genealogy (Perley).

    Donald B. Stevens, 25 Gardner Ter., Delmar, NY 12054

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