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In search of a grandfather born at a landmark in Salem in 1883.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  When Emile Beaulieu (my grandfather) was alive he told me he was born at the "House of Seven Gables"  January  2,  1883 Salem Massachusetts. He was unnamed on Salem birth record.  His parents:  "Elzear and Georgiana (Charette) Beaulieu" both of Canada only spoke French.   I understand there was at one time a settlement house - His mother went into labor on her journey down from French Quebec Canada to Somerset Mass - they did not live in Salem - from my knowledge they only used the settlement residence during Emile's birth and continue to move on.

 

Answer:  I wonder if your grandfather was simply referring to the fact he was born in Salem.  Making a general reference to the landmark well connected to the city.  However there might be a link to the house.  I suggest you contact Hawthorne’s well known  House of the Seven Gables.  They are located at  115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970.  They can be reached by phone (978) 744-0991, or email: info@7gables.org.  Their official website is: http://www.7gables.org/contact.shtml  I look forward to hearing how you make out on your search.


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