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  • Answers to Queries - Nexus Vol. II No. 2


    Published Date : April 1985

    (A392) WOOD/HUNT - I descend from John WOOD, b. 1656; m. 16 Jan. 1680 Isabel HAZEN.  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 gr. grandfather Hammond Joseph WORTHINGTON.  I have info on your Thomas WOOD and Ann HUNT, m. 7 June 1654.  Sources: Flagg, Ernest, Gen. Notes on the Founding of N.E., 1973, p. 287; The Register, 1969, p. 230; The American Genealogist, Vol. 21, pp. 123-28; Wood, John Sumner, Wood Family Index, 1966, p. 286; and VR. of Rowley, Mass., to 1850, p. 233-35, 431, 536.

    Robert Worthington, 61 Rathbun Rd., Natick, MA 01760.

    (A392) WOOD/HUNT - There has been much discussion over the maiden name of Ann, w. of the 1st Thomas WOOD of Rowley, Mass., son of Edward & Ruth (MOUSALL) WOOD of Charlestown.  See Vol. 21 and 30 of The American Genealogist, where a genealogist, later revealed as Clarence A. Torrey, questioned the conclusion that Ann and her sisters Mary & Susanna were daus. of William HUNT of Concord.  The par. of Thomas WOOD have been accepted without question, as far as I have discovered.

    Shirley L. Swan, 3181 R. St., Lincoln, NE 68503.

    (A392) WOOD/HUNT - The early HUNT anc. has been set forth in Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, p. 211.  Seven generations of the WOOD family are presented in Early Settlers of Rowley, pp. 411-16.  The generation numbers in the latter book are understated by one as they begin with the first member of the family to settle in Rowley, Thomas2, numbered Thomas. See also Hannah & Potter, A Potter-Richardson Memorial, pp. 263-64, 305-7; and Kluegel, H. R., The Ancestors, Families and Descendants of George Edw. Richardson and His Wife, Eva Homer pp. 142-43.

    Edwin H. Morse, 2315 Eastridge Ave., #716, Menlo Park, CA 94025

    (A392) WOOD/HUNT - Thomas WOOD & Ann HUNT were my 7th gr. grandparents on my father’s side of the family. Edward WOOD, b. in Eng., 1618; d. at Charlestown, Mass., 29 June 1642; m. Ruth MOUSALL; had 6 ch. Son Thomas WOOD, b. in Yorkshire, Fog., ca. 1634/35; d. at Rowley, Mass., 1674/87; m. ~ Apr. 1654 Ann HUNT, b. at Halifax, Fog., ca. 1635.  Have more info on desc. & wives, mainly from Elvira Wood’s Wood Genealogy.

    Max Knox and Margery Eggleston, 241 W. 17th St., Chico, CA 95928.

    (A396) Re anc./desc. of Mary (Polly) ALLEN & Elijah PEASE: Acc. to Pease Family History by Phillip J. Rice, Elijah PEASE, son of Ezekiel & Jemima (MARKHAM) PEASE, was b. at Enfield, Conn., 13 July 1770. He m. 21 Mar. 1796 Polly ALLEN.  Had ch., all b. at Weston, Vt.: Elijah b. 1796, Mary b. 1798, Melinda b. 1800, Anson b. 1802, Lucy b. 1804, Albert b. 1806, Enoch b. 1809, Ira b. 1812, Harmon b. 1816, Samuel b. 1819. Elijah d. at Weston 1 Feb. 1856. His 2nd w. was Polly FOSTER.

    Gladys Sparrowe, 145 Ballou Rd., Porter Corners, NY 12859.

    (A408) BRADFORD/STAPLES – I have anc. & some desc. of Noah STAPLES, from Descendants of Jeffery and John Staples of Weymouth. Mass., ca. 1638, by James Courtenay Staples. They had 8 ch.: Jane, b. at Flagstaff, Me., m. at Weston, Vt., Asa RICHARDSON; Isabel, m. John WITHER; Asenath, m. Prince Stevens; Sylvanus; Ruth, m. Ido SCRIBNER; Lois, m. James SMITH; Noah BROOKS.

    Leroy Morse Bailey, 47 Ivy Lane, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

    (A414) Re anc./desc. Mary BUSWELL: b. at Salisbury, Mass., 14 June 1773; d. at Middlesex, Vt., 27 Oct. 1858, bur. there in No. Branch Cemetery; m. David HERRICK; dau. of Benjamin5 BUSWELL & Judith5 MOODY.  The BUSWELL line leads back from Benjamin5 to Isaac1, d. at Salisbury, 8 July 1683. The MOODY line leads back from Judith5, b. at Salisbury, 1 Dec. 1738, to William1, d. at Newbury, Mass., 25 Oct. 1673.  Ch. of BUSWELL/HERRICK: Benjamin b. 1795, Jonathan b. 1796, David b. 1799, Judith b. 1801, David b. 1804, Horace b. 1807, William b. 1810, Mary b. 1813, George b. 1817. Mary (BUSWELL) HERRICK was my gr.-gr.-grandmother, and some of my records are taken from a family Bible.  However, I lack the date & place of m. of David HERRICK & Mary BUSWELL, but I believe it must have been early 1794.

    Elizabeth Scribner Pastore, 4423-A SE 23rd, Lacey, WA 98503.

    (A436) Re anc./desc. of John GAY, see “John Gay of Dedham. Mass., and Some of His Descendants,”  The Register, Vol. 33 (1879), p. 45.

    Edwin H. Morse, 2315 Eastridge Ave., #716, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

    (A440) Re par.of Elizabeth HAMMOND m. 1773 Job HASKELL:  Given your info on the gr. par. of Elizabeth, John & Mary (ARNOLD) HAMMOND, it would appear that Elizabeth was the dau. of John (or Jonathan) & Mary (RUGGLES) HAMMOND.  To substantiate the par. of John HAMMOND, see The Register, vol. 30 (1876), pp. 28-30, 32, and also Rochester, Mass., V.R.

    Ruth F. Alt, P.O. Box 185, Morganville, NJ 07751.

    (A462) Re  Jesse LAMBERT: John DUNNING, son of Benjamin DUNNING, b. at Boston, ca. 1681; d. at Wilton, Conn., 1734; m. prob. at Milford, Conn., ca. 1712 Sarah LAMBERT, b. ca. 1693; d. 1760, dau. of Capt. Jesse & Deborah (FOWLER) LAMBERT. John DUNNING was an original settler of Newtown 1711 but soon removed to Norwalk and from there to Wilton.  His will, proved 11 Feb. 1734, divided his estate into 15 parts given each of his six sons two parts and each of the three daus. one part.

    Mrs. William H. Head, Box 965, Cortez, CO 81321.


    (A466) Re anc. of Anna LITTLE: I have extensive data on the LITTLE-COFFIN family, and this was gleaned from The Descendants of George Little of Newbury, Mass. [Her father] Moses LITTLE, farmer of Killingly, Conn., Peru, Mass., and Sempronius, N.Y., son of Ezekiel LITTLE & Margaret FITZ, was b. 19 Oct. 1747 and d. at Sempronius, 21 March 1829. He m. (1) 8 Mar. 1770 Hannah COLE of Voluntown, Conn., dau. of John COLE & Hannah NEWMAN, and (2) Anna STOYELL [STOWELL?], b. ca. 1753, and (3) Esther GREENFIELD.  Anna b. at Killingly, 16 Dec. 1774; d. 12 April 1854; William HOWE, farmer at Scipio and Gorham. N.Y., and Benton, Ill. Had 8 ch.

    Miss Elsie L. Thoresen, 42 Grassmere Ave., F. Providence, RI 02914.

    (A469) Re anc./desc. Nathaniel LUFKIN & Rachel BUTLER:  The family of Nathaniel LUFKIN is in the book Old Times in N. Y. ME, by Corlis, pp. 1077-1085, also other notes pp. 366, 951.1132.  Have also checked the Gen. Dict. of Me. & N.H. by Noyes, Libby & Davis; Savage; and Pope, but not touch info.  I can’t help you on the Butlers of N.Y., though I am desc. from Edward BUTLER who m. Abigail MERRILL.

    Leroy Morse Bailey, 47 Ivy Lane, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

    (489) Re anc./desc. of John OSGOOD of Andover, Mass., 1640: The Lovejoy Genealogy (p. 57 under 7. Christopher) states that Christopher m. at Andover Sarah RUSS, dau. of John & Deborah OSGOODRUSS.  Deborah, b. ca. 1640, dau. of John OSGOOD, b. 23 July 1595; d. 24 Oct. 1651; and Sarah , who was b. ca. 1627; d. 8 Apr. 1667. “John Osgood was one of founders of church in 1645 and was 1st representative to General Court 1651. His par. prob. were Robert & Joanna Osgood.”

    Mrs. Nancy Smith Gaton, 5595 School Rd., Gainesville, NY 14066.

    (A489) OSGOOD - I have John b. 1595; d. at Andover, 1651; m. ca. 1628, perhaps Sarah BOOTH, b. 1605; d. at Andover, 1667. 1 descend from John, b. ca. 1634; m. 1653 Mary CLEMENTS.

    Robert Worthington, 61 Rathbun Rd., Natick, MA 01760.

    (A506) Re SAWYER genealogy - My anc. is Thomas SAWYER of Lancaster, Mass., son-in-law of John PRESCOTT of Mass.  For lineage see Mary Anne Shepherd’s John Whitcomb and Frances Coggin 350 Years Later (Del Mar, Calif.: Hypercom. 1981), and Prescotts Unlimited, newsletter from Asheville, NC., and Claude Barlow, “The children of Thomas Sawyer of Lancaster,” The American Genealogist.  Also, the following might be of interest:  Charles B. Sawyer and Elizabeth F. T. Sawyer, In Memorium. pp. 2-7, and Horatio Gates, The Sawyer-Jewell Lineage, pp. 3-10.

    Gordon S. Nelson, 3520 Bluff Pt. Dr., Knoxville, TN 37920.

    (A523) THOMPSON/SWEETSER/MESSINGER - The maiden surname of Ursula w. of Wigglesworth SWEETSER is COLES. v(Ref. Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1630-1699, Report of the Record Commissioners [1883], p. 251.) “Wigglesworth SWITZER & Ursula COLES were m. by Mr. James Allen, 2 Feb. 1699.” I find no info about COLES. "Robert THOMSON & Rebecca MESSINGER m. int. 7 Dec. 1743” (p. 276, Boston Marriages, 1700-1751 (1898). “Robert THOMPSON & Rebecca MESSENGER m. 20 Dec. 1743.” Poss. Seth SWEETSER is father of Wigglesworth SWEETSER (Ltr. of 1646).  Suffolk Deeds, Liber XIV, publ. Boston (1906), folio 196: “Robert THOMSON of London to Joseph THOMSON son of the said ROBERT THOMSON” dated 25 Mar. 1687.  Poss. this Robert THOMSON is grandfather & Joseph THOMSON is father of your Robert THOMSON who m. Rebecca (SWEETSER) MESSINGER?

    Raymond C. MacDougall, RRg2, Box 597, Wells, ME 04090.

    (A528) Re Eliab WARD/Drusilla PERKINS - See Carver VR., Births, p. 76: Eliab, ch. Capt. Benjamin & Mary, Sept. 3, 1769 (WARD).  Marriages p. 137, (WARD), Eliab & Drewsilla PERKENS, Aug. 13, 1789, m. not recorded.  Drusilla, wid., and Asa Benson (int. Middleborough), Oct. 23, 1804. And p. 177, Deaths: (WARD) Eliab, ch. Capt. Benjamin and Mary, Oct. 28 1796. (Oct. 25, in 28th year, gravestone record, Union Cem., S. Carver).

    Mrs. David W. Ellis, Box 58, Marshfield, MA 02050.

    (A539) WILLIAMS/TEWKSBURY -See Old Families of Salisbury and A mesbury, Mass., by David Hoyt, p. 360-62, 821 and 1024, for the Williams line you want.

    Donald R. Sutherland, 162 Fox-wood Rd., Guilford, CT 06437.

    (A542) Re Sarah FULLER, b. ca. 1754, at Avon, Conn., m. 6 July 1774, Isaac WOODFORD:  There was a Sarah FULLER b. at Middletown, Conn., 14 June 1747, dau. of Nathan & Abigail (____) FULLER.  On 29 May 1761, Nathan FULLER was named in the Crown Grants of Nova Scotia as grantee of Horton, Kings Co., N.S., and shortly afterwards he and his family removed to N.S.  Nathan is desc. from Edward FULLER of the Mayflower.  This may or may not be your Sarah FULLER, although further research would determine whether she traveled from N.S. back to Conn. to be married, and it is interesting to note the proximity of Avon to Middletown, Conn.  My source is a FULLER Family Genealogy by Lawrence Brainerd, Genealogist, of Boston, 1924.  Mr. Brainerd’s authorities were: VR. of Middletown, Conn., in State Library, Hartford, Conn.; Town Book of Horton, N.S., with the Register of Deeds, Kentville, N.S.; The History of Kings Co., N.S., by A. W. H. Eaton, p. 668; Genealogy of Some Descendants of Edward Fuller of the Mayflower (1908), p. 168.  Sarah is also given as Nathan’s dau. in “New Englanders in Nova Scotia,” by Fred F. Crowell (Fuller #536).  Volume available on microfilm from NEHGS.

    Ruth C. McGill, Rte. 2, Box 318, Chats-worth, GA 30705.

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