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  • Answers to Queries - Nexus Vol. II No. 3


    Published Date : June 1985

    (A9) NORTON/SNOW - See Snow Genealogy, Descendants of Nicholas Snow and Constance Hopkins (1980), compiled by Corinne A. and Frank B. Snow, p. 10.  Suzanna SNOW b. 6 Feb. 1669, dau. of Ebenezer SNOW & Hope NORTON. Ebenezer is descended from Nicholas1 and Stephen2.

    Nancy Pendleton Goodwin, 7401 E. Sabino 2 Vista Dr., Tucson, AZ 85715

    (A13) BILLINGS, David, b. .at Belchertown, Mass., 17 Oct. 1802: See p. 33 of the Ellis Family History manuscript showing the family unit of David ELLIS who m. (2) at Hardwick, Mass., 19 Dec. 1849 Elizabeth Peirce BILLINGS. She b. at Hardwick 12 May 1807; d. at Ware, Mass., 30 May 1877, dau. of Dr. David BILLINGS & Elizabeth (Betsey) F. PEIRCE.  Dr. David BILLINGS d. at Hardwick, 15 Oct. 1833, age 61 yrs. The nearness of Hardwick and Ware, Mass., to Belchertown, Mass., may be of significance.  Since Elizabeth Peirce BILLINGS was b. 12 May 1807, and your David BILLINGS was b. 17 Oct. 1802, they could be brother and sister or cousins.

    Edward D. Ellis, 2016 N. Vermont, Royal Oak, MI 48073

    (A15) BIXBY/SMITH - Sarah, w. of Jonathan BIXBY, was dau. of William SMITH, etc. The dates given in the query are a bit off from the dates given in the published vital records.  William SMITH, b. ca. 1632, at the time of the great Puritan migration, undoubtedly the son of some elder SMITH colonist.  I have extensive data on William but haven’t been able to establish his par. yet.

    John B. Threlfall, 5518 Barton Rd., Madison, WI  53711

    (A15) BIXBY/SMITH - Sarah SMITH’s father was William SMITH (Topsfield V.R., p. 96).  He may have been from Ipswich. See. G.F. Dow’s History of Topsfield, Massachusetts, p. 41.

    John Hutchins, 495 Edgell Rd., Framingham. MA 01701

    (A23) CASE - See Brief Case, a quarterly family newsletter, editor Glenda F. Thayer, P.O. Box 98234, for much data on the CASE family.

    (A26) CLARK/WARNER - Ruth CLARK m. Andrew WARNER of the Andrew1 WARNER line.  Ruth was dau. of Joseph CLARK (b. at Hartford, Conn., 1650) & Ruth SPEN1CER.  The family resided in Haddam. Conn.  Joseph CLARK’s father was William CLA1RK, b. in England, to America on the Lion to Boston and Hartford; removed to Haddam by 1669.  Joseph & Ruth had 7 ch. No Rebecca CLARK here but my sources may help you:  The Clarke-Clark Families of Early Connecticut, Families of Early Hartford by L.B. Barbour, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines by Mary W. Ferris, History ofAncient Wethersfield by Henry R. Stiles, and American Colonial Families by L. Effingham deForest.

    Marian Fraser, Caixa Postal 574, 40,000 Bahia, Brazil

    (A35) ELLIS/FALES - Looking for a record of an ELLIS family in New London, N.H., as early as 1792-1862?  Would advise that when I was checking another family at the New London (Conn.) Public Library, I found a reference titled EELLS (line of Rev. Nathaniel of Stonington, Conn.) over which someone had penciled:  “This should be ELLIS.”  Perhaps if you checked EELLS files you would find the information on Susannah.

    Lucille A. Richmond, R.R. #4, Box #177, Pawcatuck, CT 06379

    (A35) ELLIS/FALES - Going through the IGI at the local LDS Library for ELLIS in Mass., I find the marriage of a Susannah ELLIS to Samuel FALES at Dedham. Mass., Norfolk Co., 17 Jan. 1811.  Also the birth and christening of a Susannah ELLIS in Dedham with par. shown as ASA ELLIS/SUSANNAH. This may be of assistance to you.

    Edward D. Ellis, 2016 N. Vermont, Royal Oak, MI 48073

    (A36) EYRE/ROGERS - See Treman & Poole, The History of the Tremaine, Truman Family and William Lincoln’s Some Descendants of Stephen Lincoln and Others: Thomas EYRE held lands in Wimborn, Dorset, in the 21st year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth.  His ch. are:  Robert b. 1559, Giles, Christopher b. 1758, Thomas b. 1580, William b. 1585, John, Elizabeth, Catherine, Rebecca, and Anne.  Rosalie Fellows Bailey in New England Heritage of Rousmaniere Ayer, Farwell and Bourne Families says that this generation (at least in the line of my ancestor John Ayer) was Robert EYRE and his w. Cicely CROSSE, he a woolen manufacturer of Bromham. Wiltshire who signed with his mark which resembled a long-toothed card or comb.  This couple m. at Bromham. 30 Nov. 1586; had ch. Zacharias bpt. 1600, Rebecca b. ca. 1591, Anne, bpt. 1589, and Bithia bpt. 1593.  Robert EYRE d. 1603 and his wid. was buried in Seend Parish 16 Oct. 1619.

    Marian Fraser, Caixa Postal 574, 40,000 Bahia, Brazil

    (A44) IRISH/SAVORY - Jedediah3 IRISH was a Quaker, acc. to the notes I have on the IRISH family.  In 1753 Jedediah & Mary IRISH were of Westerly; in 1754 of Stonington.  For the maiden name of Mary, I suggest you look for Quaker records ca. 1700.

    Miss Helen Louise Sweet, 2706 Silver Bow Blvd., Butte, MT 59701

    (A50) BATCHELDER - Theodate BATCHELDER m. Christopher HUSSEY, who came to Lyon, Mass., 1630-32, and became Kings Counsellor for N.H.  Theodate BATCHELDER was a dau. of Rev. Stephen BATCHELDER.  For genealogy see Genealogical History of Maine and New Hampshire, Part III, by Noyes, Libby & Davis (1936), p. 364. There are two BATCHELDER lines to the Mayflower, one to William Brewster, - the other to Francis Eaton.

    Ralph U. Heninger, 101 West Second Street, Suite 501, Davenport, IA 52801

    (A52) ESTEBROOK/ESTABROOK -See article in Jan. 1985 Register, “Swansea Baptist Church Records” for ten 17th c. listings of ESTABROOK in various spellings, mostly of Thomas, also Sarah.  I am told that Thomas came to New England in 1660 at age 30, first to Reheboth and later to Swansea.  He is buried in RI. See also query #72 in the February NEXUS.

    Alfred S. Estabrook McDonald, 280 F. California Blvd. #102, Pasadena, CA 91106


    (A61) MOTT - Adam MOTT b. 1620; d. 1690; was of Great Neck. He m. (1) Jane HULET.  Son Gershom. b. ca. 1653. Adam m. (2) Elizabeth and had a son Gershom.  This 2nd Gershom would seem to be much too late to be yours.  Gershom MOTT, son of Adam & Jane (b. 1653), m. a dau. of John & Lydia BOWNE.  Other sources give 1663 as his birthdate.  John H. Jones in The Jones Family of Long Island says his will was probated 30 March 1773.  That on 2 Dec. 1703 he took the oath of allegiance as Lt. of the Militia at Newtown, LI., and that he settled in Monmouth Co., N.J.  He says the N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Record, Vol. 25, p. 49, has an account of Gershom’s descendants. N. Y.G. & B. Record, Vol. 45 (April 1914), p. 117, has the story of Adam MOTT and an account of his ancestors.

    Marian Fraser, Caixa Postal 574, 40,000 Bahia, Brazil

    (A61)  See The Hartford Times 15 Nov. 1951 and other articles.  With reference to the m. of Gershom (of RI., not Gershom. son of Adam of LI.), from another source, I understand that he m. Rebecca LAWTON, dau. of Daniel LAWTON and Rebecca MOTT.  Rebecca MOTT was the dau. of Adam MOTT & Sarah Lott.  I have info about the MOTTS who desc. from “Auld” John MOTT.  Adam MOTT of LI. is mentioned as involved in litigation on p. 396-97 of Vol. II of Genealogies of Rhode Island Families (G.P.C., 1983), this being a translation of the Dutch Mss. at Albany.  According to Torrey, Adam MOTT of N.Y. (1619-1686) was m. 3 times: (1) 28 July 1647 Jane/Jenne HEWLET/HALLET/HULET; (2) ca. 1667 BOWNE; (3) 22 Nov. 1667? Elizabeth REDMAN?; ch. b. 1670.  Torrey lists a considerable number of other MOTT marriages, some of which are undoubtedly of this family.

    Burrell C. Lawton, 136 La Espina, Green Valley, AZ 85614

    (A65) NOBLE/DOE - Benjamin NOBLE was son of Lazarus NOBLE & Abigail WHIDDEN, dau. of Capt. James WHIDDEN/WIDDEN & Abigail bp. at Dover, 5 June 1709; d. at Swan Island, Me. before 1770.

    Mildred Halechko, 2919 Albine Dr., Glenshaw, PA 15116.

    (A80) ROGERS - Abigail ____, w. of Thomas ROGERS, d. at Moreau, N.Y., 20 Sept. 1816. George3 REYNOLDS, b. at Exeter, RI., 18 Sept. 1751; d. at Moreau, N.Y., 10 Aug. 1824; m. Elizabeth? ROGERS?, d. at Moreau, 15 May 1828.  No proof that this Elizabeth ROGERS was the dau. of Joseph5 ROGERS in his will/the division of his estate; no dau. of the name; so the dau. Elizabeth ROGERS of Joseph & Margret ROGERS, b. 1746; d. y.  I have found through research relatives left RI. for N.Y. together.

    Miss Helen Louise Sweet, 2706 Silver Bow Blvd., Butte, MT 59701

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