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  • Answers to Queries - Nexus Vol. II No. 1


    Published Date : February 1985

    (A318) Re: Thomas RADDIN of No. Saugus, Mass. From 1966 to 1967 I collected RADDIN family vital and probate records, etc. in the eastern Mass. area for a Dr. George G. Raddin of Wilkes-Barre, Penn. Dr. Raddin typed 3 copies of the descendants of Thaddeus RADDIN of Marblehead, Mass., incl. all female lines that he could find.  One copy was deposited in the New York Public Library and a second at the Essex Institute in Salem. Mass.  There is believed to be no one now living who has the name of RADDIN except Dr. George Raddin’s unm. adopted son.

    Ellen Sanborn Merriam. 6 Regent Dr., Danvers, MA 01923

    (A341) Moses STEVENS’s parents are John & Rebeckah (MARBLE) STEVENS, who were m. at Sutton Mass., 12 Nov. 1765. Moses b. at Charlton, Mass., 31 Oct. 1773. Charlton & Sutton V.R.  See also Barlow, Claude W., John Stevens of Charton, Mass., & His Children.

    Marilyn Labbe RR1, Box 228, Moosup, CT 06354

    (A356) Perhaps you should look again at Solomon WHEELER, the son of Abijah & Tabitha WHEELER, b. at Weston, Mass., 3 Feb. 1740.  Tolman in his Wheeler Families of Old Concord, Mass., 1908, dup. 1970, p. 58, indicates that the above Solomon WHEELER was warned out of Concord in March 1762; then, being of “Kingston” (I assume N.H.) he married 29 Nov. 1764 Abigail STRATTON of Concord, Mass. The family of Abijah & Tabithe WHEELER given by Tolman is the same as that given in A. G. Wheeler’s History of the Wheeler Family in America, 1914, which indicates under No. 12221 that Solomon WHEELER died at Weston 28 Feb. 1741/2.  I have not pursued this conflict yet.  Perhaps you may find that Abigail (STRATTON) WHEELER d. in time for Solomon’s 2 marriage in 1775 to Eleanor WARD.  I have charts of Solomon’s ancestry.

    Raymond O. Wheeler, Lt. Cal., USAF (Ret,), RD I Box 25, Dolgeville, NY 13329

    (A360) Re: Olive WOOLEY RUGGLES’s parents.  Mercy RUGGLES, b. 6 Nov. 1697, wife of Jonathan HUMPHREY, was listed as a dau. of Rev. Benjamine RUGGLES in Ruggles Family of England by Henry Stoddard Ruggles, 1893, p. 144.  Still seeking to discover if Olive WOOLEY, who m. William Levi RUGGLES I in 1805, was the Olive WOOLEY/WOOLY mentioned in “Descendants of Christopher Wooley,” the Register, Jan, 1921, pp. 29ff.

    Eleanor Williams Bradley, 34 Dogwood Dr., Brantford, Ontario, Canada N3R-1R4

    (A381) James ROGERS of Westerly, RI., may have been a desc. of James ROGERS of New London, Conn., who came to America in 1635 on the Increase.  Tradition has it that he was desc. fr. John ROGERS, the Martyr, and of a signer of the Magna Carta.  He had a son, James, Jr., b. at Milford, Conn., 15 Feb. 1652; d. ca. 7 Nov. 1714; m. Mary JORDAN.  James, Jr., had a son James, b. 2 Feb. 1675; m. (1) Elizabeth, (2) Freelove HURLBURT (HOLIBOAT).  The ROGERS family of New London had strong ties to RI., particularly to the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Newport into which James, Jr., and other family members were baptized.  They imported the radical Baptist beliefs into New London as the Rogerenes and created consternation repeatedly through the years.  Source: Rogers, James S., James Rogers of New London, Conn., and His Descendants (Boston, 1902).

    Barbara Beverly, 611 St. Davids Lane, Schenectady, NY 12309

    (A390) Thomas WILMOT/WILMARTH b. in England; d. at Rehoboth, Mass., 13 May 1694; m. Elizabeth BLISS, b. at Daventry, Northhamptonshire, Eng., 19 Sept. 1615; d. there Feb. 1676, dau. of Thomas BLISS/BLYSSE, b. at Daventry, betw. 1582 and 1586; d. at Rehoboth 1647; m. at Daventry, 22 Nov. 1614 Dorothy WHEATLEY. Thomas BLYSSE was s/o John BLYSSE, blacksmith, b. at Daventry, 20 Feb. 1562; d. at Preston Parma, Eng., 8 Sept. 1617; s/o William BLYSSE, blacksmith of Daventry who d. there 20 July 1574.  Dorothy WHEATLEY was dau. John WHEATLEY, mender of Daventry, Above info fr. unpublished manuscript of Elizabeth WILMARTH, compiled 1930 on and on file at NEHGS.

    Gratia S. Mahony, 235 Salem St., Andover, MA 01810

    (A390)  My late husband’s father, Frank H. PIKE, son of William Dana & Maria WILMOTH PIKE, traced (w/ help of Elizabeth I. WILMARTH late of Attleboro, Mass.) his mother’s anc. back to Thomas WILMOTH (WILMOT/WILMARTH) of England who came ca. 1638 first to Braintree in the Plymouth Colony and soon after moved to Rehoboth, Mass. I have been making heavy weather of completing the history of the James PIKE1 family.  But if the names of living & recent generations of Maria WILMOTH’s descendants are of interest to you I can supply them w/o much delay.  I have nothing on Thos. WILMARTH’s anc. in Eng.  You no doubt have had access to the several WILMARTH publications at NEHGS.

    Mrs. Eugene Wiltooth Pike, 10 Churchill Lane, Lexington, MA 02173

    (A390) I have several lines of descent fr. WILMARTH/BLISS.  Thomas WILMARTH, who m. Elizabeth BLISS, m. (2) 27 June 1678 Rachel REED.  He had 3 sons who had ch.: (1) Thomas, b. ca. 1648; m. 7 July 1674 Mary ROBINSON, dau. of George & Joanna (my mother’s line).  (2) John, b. ca. 1649; m. Ruth KENDRICK, dau. George & Ruth (BOWEN) KENDRICK. (3) Jonathan, b. ca. 1656; m. 29 Dec. 1684, Esther, dau. John PECK.

    Herbert W. Sumner, Jr., 12-27 Jerome Place, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

    (A392) Re: WOOD/HUNT:  My WOOD line comes down to Betsy WOOD, b. at Gardner, Mass., 28 Jan, 1826. She m. at Fort Wayne, Ind., 2 Feb. 1850 my great grandfather, Hammond Joseph WORTHINGTON.  Sources: Flagg, Ernest, Gen. Notes on the Founding of N.E., 1973, p. 287;  The Register, 1969, p. 230; American Genealogist, Vol. 21, pp. 123-28; Wood, John Sumner, Wood Family Index, 1966, p. 286; and Vital Records of Rowley, Mass., to 1850. p. 233-35, 431, 536.

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