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  • Answers to Queries - Nexus Vol. II No. 6


    Published Date : December 1985

    A 149) HANCOCK/SHEPHARDSON - Abigail HANCOCK, nee SHEPARDSON, was the dau. of Nathaniel SHEPARDSON, Esq., of Cumberland RI., who d. 1817.  His will #16,599 (1825) from the Norfolk Co. Mass. Probate Court gives valuable info.  Norfolk Co. land records provide their d. dates and b. dates of their offspring. Thanks to Mrs. Doris Rogers of Ivyland,  Pa., Dr. Harold H. Shepard of Arlington, Va., and Mr. Ken Stevens of Walpole, N.H., for help identifying Abigail, who m. Asa HANCOCK of Wrentham ca. 1777.  See also V.R. of Attleborough, Mass., and Wayland Shepardson’s The Shepardson Family (1907).

    Mrs. Lorraine N. Tyler, 1827 24th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20008

    (A265) John BARKER was b. prob. at Concord, Mass., 3 March 1646, son of Francis BARKER & _____. John m. (1) at Concord, 9 Dec. 1668 Judith SYMONDS, dau. of William SYMONDS & Judith PHIPPEN.  He m. (2) 10 Oct. 1704 Elizabeth HARROD. Ch. by his first w.: John b. 23 Aug. 1669, Judith b. 9 Sept. 1671, William b.&d. 12 Nov. 1673, William b. 9 Nov. 1674, Mary b. 15 Oct. 1677, Sarah b. 11 Nov. 1679, Abigail b. 19 March 1682, Huldah b. & d. 1 May 1689.  His first w. d. 10 Apr. 1704. Ch. by his second w.: William b. 13 Sept. 1705, Elizabeth b. 20 Oct. 1706. John’s d. date na.

    Eleanor R. Wesson, Tinkerhill Rd., RD 2, Phoenixville, PA 19460

    (A284) DARBY - Joseph3 DARBY (John2-1) b. at Beverly, Mass., 10 June 1718; d. at Concord, Mass., 11 Oct. 1793; m. 14 Jan, 1745 Silence, dau. of Samuel& Prudence (TEMPLE) HUBBARD, who was b. at Concord, 17 Nov. 1721/1725?, and d. 29 March 1806; m. by Rev. Daniel BLISS of Concord, Mass.  With reference to wife’s par., Samuel HUBBARD (1687-1753) was son of Jonathan & Hannah (RICE) HUBBARD, and Prudence TEMPLE was dau. of Isaac & Prudence (HOWELL) TEMPLE. 9 ch. of Joseph & Silence. See Derby Genealogy, by Webster D. Derby (1891); John Darby of Marblehead, Mass., and His Descendants, by Samuel Carroll Derby (1909); NEHGS MS #SG DER (100), Samuel Carroll Derbys Ances try and Items on the History of Dublin, N.H.; and misc, family records; also Concord, Mass., VR.; the Register; History of York, Maine, by Charles Edward Banks, and other sources.

    Harry Hague Smith, 35 N. Associated Rd. 1202, Brea, CA 92621


    (A29l) FULLER - See Records of Robert Fuller and Some Descendants, by Clarence F. Fuller (1969) (in NEHGS library), for this lineage: Samuel4 FULLER (Samuel3-2, Robert1). Ch. include: Nathaniel5, b. 15 March 1748; d. 9 Jan. 1786; m. Hepzebetb. Ch.: Nathaniel, b. 4 Feb. 1784 (last entry). See also Fullers, Sessons and Scotts, by Carol Clark Johnson; Rehoboth VR., and The Boston Transcript. NEHGS has in its files notes on some lines of descent from Robert FULLER, prepared by William H. Fuller, presumably for his fifth FULLER genealogy. Robert1 FULLER was of Salem and Rehoboth.  He had a son Nathaniel and the name appears among many of his descendants in the earlier generations.  Since the death record is not given for Nathaniel6 above, b. in Rehoboth, it seems possible that he removed to New York state.

    Mrs. Rene S. Wogan, 4702 Pitt St., New Orleans, LA 70115

    (A309) JONES/THRIFT - See manuscript genealogy of the Jones of Richmond, Virginia, prepared by Mr. Moore and various family records and other reliable sources, never published.  Also, I understand there is an indexed book of the Farnham Parish.

    Shirley L. Phelps Cles, 5000 Marmon - Box 1, Casper, WY 62604

    (A312) Sylvia Ann KIMBALL appears on p. 406 of History of the Kimball Family by Leonard A. Morrison & Stephen P. Sharples (1897).  According to this book, her par. were James M. (poss. McIntyre) KIMBALL., b. 1811, d. at Westboro, Mass., 30 Sept. 1889, & Sylvia MAYO, b. 1 June 1814, d. 26 July 1889. Sylvia Ann had a sister Martha J. and a brother James Wesley.  Also, contact the KIMBALL Family Association, Manson Rd., RR#l, Box 997, Kittery, ME 03904.

    Dorothy Nash Roberts, 2733 Running Brook, Dallas, TX 75228

    (A314) Re LAWRENCE ancestry: see The Genealogy of the Family of John Lawrence of Wissett, in Sujfolk, England of Watertown and Groton, Massachusetts. by John Lawrence (1869) for Daniel Lawrence’s lineage, p. 127, 68, 42, 34,31,4.

    Mrs. Dorothy S. Melville, 36 S. Main St., W. Lebanon, NH 03784

    (A316) KINGSLEY/WADSWORTH -See Kingsleys of America, by William A. Kingsley (1980), pp. 85-86. Sarah WADSWORTH m. Isaiah KINGSLEY, b.                  11 June 1725.  Isaiah’s first w, d. 6 Sept. 1777/8.  The first ch. by Sarah was b. 17 Mar. 1779.  From this it looks as if the m. to Sarah took place ca. 1778.

    Betsy McCloskey, 270, N. Kenter Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049

    (A316) The second w. of Isaiah KINGSLEY was Sarah WADSWORTH, b. at Windham. Conn., 11 June 1725; d. at Becket, Mass., 29 Dec. 1741. Ch.: Ann b. 17 March 1779, Mary and Lucy (twins) b. 1782.

    Mrs. Jean Fletcher Yates, 251 Brookline Ave., Daytona Beach, FL

    (A316) I have an unpublished MS on the OLDS family that has some description of the KINGSLEYs.  It was compiled in 1952 by Bela F. Gowen in Oregon:  Following the death of his first wife (Elizabeth), James OULD married Sarah KINGSLEY at Ashford, Conn., on March 21, 1754. Sarah KINGSLEY was b. prob. either at Windham or Lebanon, Conn., dau. of John & Elizabeth (BASS) KINGSLEY, of the immigrant John KINGSLEY.

    Kenneth F. Haughtoo, 16200 Kennedy Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95030

    (A318) LANE, Abigail of Gloucester, b. 23 Feb. 1725/6, d. ca. 1780, m. 1743 David LANE, 8 ch.  She dau. of Samuel3 LANE, mariner (-1765), who to. 1722 Mary EMMONS (d. 1761), 13 ch.; then m. 1762 Mary NEWHALL (d. 1789?), no ch. Samuel3, son of Samuel2 LANE, blacksmith (1660-1724), who m. (date?) Abigail ; 3 ch, Samuel2 from James1 LANE of Casco Bay, Me. (ca. 1620-1676), Turner, to. (date?) Ann; 2 ch.; then to. (dates?) Sarah WHITE; 4 ch.; d. Indian Wars.  See The Lane Genealogies, by James Fitts (1902), Vol. III, Part III, families 15, 10, 3, 1.

    Valerie Lane Naves, 5 Chestnut Place, Framingham. MA 01701

    (A318)  Abigail LANE4 was b. 23 Feb., bp. 15 May 1726 at Gloucester, Mass. She joined the church 20 June 1742.  Her father was Samuel1 LANE (Samuel2, James1).  He was an original member of the third church at Annisquam.  He published his intentions to marry 6 Oct. and m. 23 Oct. 1722 Mary EMMONS of Gloucester.  Mary was admitted to the church 1743.  The inventory of Samuel was taken 23 Apr. 1765. From Lane Genealogies, Vol. III.

    Ina Mansur. 320 Concord Rd., Bedford, MA 01730

    (A318)  David LANE m. 31 Oct. 1743 by Rev. Benjamin Bradstreet Abigail4 LANE -(Samuel3-2, James1). James , b. in Eng., son of James LANE, was a craftsman and perhaps member of the guild of turners, London, in 1654.  The brothers, Job, James, and Edward LANE, settled in Malden, Mass., ca, 1656. James soon removed to Casco Bay, Me. See LANE Genealogies.

    Janet M. Costa, 39 Walnut Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824

    (A319) James2 LEACH, b. at Boston 19 June 1792, was the son of Andrew1 & Hannah (HOBART) LEACH.  James m. (1)5 Sept. 1811 Anna BLACK of W. Prospect (now Searsport) Me., at Belfast, Me. (See Belfast YR.); to. (2) at Boston, 2 Oct. 1832 Almira KIDDER of Sudbury, Mass.; d. at Northboro, Mass., 28 July 1862.

    Ch. of James & Anna: 2 b. at W. Prospect: James3 (1812-ca. 1853) m. 1836 Isabella RITCHIE of Boston & had issue: -Mary Ann (1814-?). 3 b. at Swanville, Me., Henry Black (1819-’?) m. 1840 Nancy CHAMBERLAIN & had issue; John Andrew (1821-1840) who d. in the sinking of the steamboat Lexiston 13-14 Jan. 1840 at Long Island Sound; George Thomas (1826-?). 1 b. at Boston: Jane Ritchie (1829-1899) m. at Southboro, Mass, 1856 John WENZEL (1829-1902).  Ch. of Almira: Anna Maria(1834-?), b. at Boston. Francis Taylor (1835 Boston-1884 Kankakee, Ill.) m. 1864 Sarah Adeline SMITH (1839-1918) of N. Brook-field, Mass., & had issue. John Andrew (1841-?).

    Andrew1 LEACH/LEITCH was b. at Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland  11 Feb. 1753 (Belfast VR.); m. at Pembroke, Mass., 9 Aug. 1778 (Pembroke VR.); d. at Belfast, 7 May 1820 (Belfast V.R.).  See also History of the City of Belfast, Maine, by Joseph Williamson; Suffolk Co., Mass. Probate; E. Bridgewater VR. & cemetery inscriptions; The Register 95:317; genealogical note written by William Ritchie, Jr., in 1849; and letter of 1832 by Isabella Ritchie,

    W. L. Felsen, 706 London St., San Francisco, CA 94112

    (A324) MANN/MAN desc.: see Genealogy of Descendants of Richard Man of Scituate, by George S. Mann (1884). I descend from Capt. James Mann & 2nd w. Anna Parker, via dau. Phebe & William GOODNOW, of William1 MAN of Cambridge, b. 1607.

    Charlotte B. Robb, c/o Gradeski, 67 Golden Rum Rd., Bolton, MA 01740

    (A330, Vol. 1, #3) SCRIBNER/Daniel WEBSTER: I desc. from Benjamin WEBSTER & 2nd w. Hannah SCRIBNER.  Benjamin was son of Joseph WEBSTER, brother to Ebenezer WEBSTER, grandfather of Daniel & Ezekiel WEBSTER. Joseph & Ebenezer also had two sisters whom. SCRIBNERs:Rachel WEBSTER b. 1710, m. 1735 Edward SCRIBNER (grandfather of my Hannah); Hannah WEBSTER b. ca. 1721, m. Samuel SCRIBNER.

    Alex Murray, 155 Haight St. #201, San Francisco, CA 94102

    (A341) PECK/PACK/SCUDDER -See Genealogy of the Westfield, N.J. Branch of the Scudder Family, by Alanson H. Scudder (in NEHGS loan library).  Mary PECK, dau. of George PECK, m. John SCUDDER; d. 10 April 1784.  A son, John, was b. in 1700.  If this info. is accurate, she would be at least 100 yrs. old when she d.  I also have a family history record which indicates that Mary PECK (PACK) d. in New Providence, 10 April 1784.  Write the SCUDDERS of the Pacific, c/a Mrs. Roberta Kloos, 2630 Shady Valley Lane, La Habra, CA 90631.

    Jim OPanttaja, 16651 Ammsby Lane, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

    (A354) Jacob WARREN, father of Sarah, is of the line going back to Arthur1 WARREN of Weymonth, Mass., 1638. See Some Descendants of Arthur Warren of Weymouth, Mass, Bay Colony, by Warren Woden Foster (1911), in NEHGS loan library.

    Dorothy Ransom. P.O. Box 5126, Orchard Lake, MI 48033


    (A354) Jacob5 WARREN, father of Sarah of Plainfield, Conn., was b. at Chelmsford, Mass., in 1668 to Jacob & Mary (HILDRETH) WARREN, who were m. at Chelmsford 21 June 1667. Jacob2 was b. at Weymouth 26 Oct. 1642, son at Arthur & Mary (____) WARREN who settled there prior to 1638.  Mary (HILDRETH) WARREN, b. at Cambridge ca. 1650, d. at Chelnssford 1730, dau. of Richard HILDRETH, an early settler of Chelmsford.  See W. F. Foster, Some Descendants of Arthur Warren, and Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Sarah Hildretb.

    Barbara B. Price, 1028 Pleasant St., Paxton, MA 01612

    (A366) WRIGHT/GRIDLEY - Your Israel might be a son of one Israel WRIGHT b. at Northfield, Mass., 5 Sept, 1743, according to the History of Northfield (in NEHGS loan library), p. 570.  He was brother to my gr. gr. grandfather.

    Mrs. Marjorie St. Pierre, 86-48 259th St., Floral Park, NY 11001

    (A375 Vol. II, #4)  For birthplace of Rufus BLACK, see Chester, Mass., VR., p. 21: Rufus, b. 1774; Francis 1768; James 1778 Samuel 1785; William 1772.  P. 176 shows the marriage to which you refer.  It also shows that the intention showed him to be “of Middlefield, N.Y.” Middlefield, N.Y. is in Otsego Co.  The 1800 census there shows a Francis and a James BLACK who are the right ages of his 2 brothers, but no Rufus.  There are no BLACK family deaths in Chester, Mass.

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

    (A375) I suggest you might look for Rufus BLACK in Blandford, Mass., adjacent to Chester on the south and the oldest town in that area.  There were BLACKs in Blandford prior to 1800.  Blandford V.R.s have not been published, to my knowledge, and Blandford is not listed in the index to the Corbin collection, However, Sumner Gilbert Wood’s Ulster Scots and Blandhord Scouts has an Appendix II of 20 pages of V. R. from Hopkinton, Blandford’s parent town and of Blandford families, throughs 1775.

    Joyce G Harrington, 70 Main St., Trenton, NJ 08618

    (A382) Hannah BROWN dau. of Nathaniel & Hannah (FELLOWS) BROWN, granddau. of Henry & Abigail BROWN. Hannah FELLOWS b. at Salisbury 15 Sept. 1648, dau. of Samuel & Ann FELLOWS. From Savage.

    Marilyn Labbe, RRI Box 228, Mussup, CT 06354

    (A382) My info. shows Hannah BROWN m. Thomas EVANS not John HOWE of Ipswich or Ephraim ROBERTS.

    Christina Dexter-Rhodes, Saville Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930

    (A39l) Re Benjamin DAVIS & Asa HUTCHINSON  See Daniel Secomb’s History of the Town of Amherst (1883) and also my research on the HUTCHINSON homestead in Hillsborough Co. deeds.  You may be correct in stating that Fayette, Me., was where Asa HUTCHINSON m. Eunice DAVIS, but it would appeat that both at the time were residents of Amherst.  Secomb says (p. 645) that the family moved to Fayette 1799.  Yet Asa bought mote land from his father Solomon in 1786, 1789, and 1800.

    Charles L. Bacon, Peabody Mill, 66 Brook Rd., Amherst, NH 03031

    (A402) FRENCH/CARPENTER -Gideon FRENCH, Jr., was the son of Gideon FRENCH, Sr., & Judah (PRAY) EVANS, Gideon FRENCH, Jr., was b. at Berkley, Mass. 6 July 1778.  Gideon, Sr., served in the Revolution and is a desc. of John FRENCH who came to America with his brother William between 1635 and 1637.  Complete documents can be found at Taunton’s Old Colony Hist. Society in the book Berkley Families.

    Oats Powers, 1735 Woodland Ave., #14, Palo Alto, CA 94303

    (A4l9) HUBBARD - The cemetery record at Middletown shows Jesse HUBBARD d. 6 Jan 1827, age 75; Mary, w. of Jesse, d. 26 Sept. 1825, age 73; Timothy HUBBARD d. 5 Oct. 1804, age 97; Abiah, w. of Timothy, d. 9 July 1800, age 86.  Church record shows bp. 28 Aug. 1784 Hooker GILBERT, son of Selah HUBBARD; Mary & Jesse HUBBARD - no par. given. Middletown VR. 1:88: HUBBARD, Jesse s. Timothy & Abiah b. 4 Feb. 1753; 1:88 HUBBARD, Timothy m. Abiah PORTER 29 Jan. 1735/6. Hartford Second Church Record 1:318 HUBBARD, Timothy s. Samuell Jr. Bp. 14 March 1707/8 (Samnell Jr., Samuel, George the immigant who settled at Middlettswn, Conn.).

    Janet Cruto Billings, 1980 Lakeshore Rd., Avon Park, FL 33825

    (A447) Parker SMITH of Port Hood Island m. (2) Rachel ROSS, b. 1841, Margaree, Inverness Co., Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the dau. of Donald ROSS & Mary (BURTON) ROSS of Margaree.  Donald ROSS was son of William ROSS and Esther (MOORE) ROSS of Margaree and later of Washabuck, Victoria Co.  The ROSS family had its origins in Scotland but were b. in Ireland and came to Margaree via Rawdon, N.S.  Ch.: Charles Austin SMITH, b. at P. H, Isl  20 March 1879; d. at Wolfville, N.S., 18 Sept. 1952; m. Alice SMITH, dau. of Hezekiah & Isabel (FRASER) SMITH and granddau. of John & Ann (ROSS) SMITH.  They were double second cousins on the SMITH and ROSS sides.

    James 0. St. Clair, Mull River, Matson, Nova Scotia BOE IXO Canada

    (A 123) Correction: Sarah BOUTELLE b. at Enosburg, Vt., 3 Jan. 1815, dau. of Jonas, d. 4 Feb. 1860.  Any information on the BOUTELL/BOUTWELL family in America.

    Prof. Donald Erlenkotter, School oh Management, UCLA, Los Angeles. CA 90024.

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