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