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  • Book of Corrections Vol. 3 No. 2

    Lee Kugler

    Published Date : April 1986

    I do want to take this time to thank all those who have sent in their corrections since inception of this column. Do continue to do so! L. Kugler.

    1.  History and Genealogy of the Conant Family in England and America. Thirteen generations, 1520-1887.  By Frederick C. Conant. (1887). Page 331, seventh generation, reads as follows: 309. Thomas7 (Thomas, John, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Lot, Roger), b. 13 Apr., 1797, in Oakham. Mass., moved to Westford, Vt., with his parents.  He removed to Dorset, Ohio, where he is still (1885) living; a farmer.  He married (1) in Oakham. 5 Apr., 1819 Lucy Parmenter, who died within two years; m. (2) in Westford, Vt., the widow Mary Allen.  Children of Thomas and Mary ( ) (Allen) Conant: 1. Marshall, 2. Rufus, 3. Otis, 4. Sidney, b. 17 Sept., 1831. 5. Lucy Edson, m. ____ Soaland; is of Moston, Mo. 6. Lydia. 7. Minerva.  Lucy Edson was my gr. gr. grandmother.  She married Joel Loveland; he was b. Mar. 21, 1821 in Brighton, Me.  They came to Missouri about 1856, settling in the area of Oldfield, Mo., Christian County.  They are buried in the Boston Cemetery.  Lucy (Conant) Loveland’s mother was Mary (EVANS) (Allen) Conant.  In naming her children Lucy Loveland used all of the names of her brothers and sisters.  My Gr. Grandfather was Sidney Loveland.

    Submitted by Janice Sparkman, 3820 West Elm. Brookline, Mo. 65619. February 1986.


    2.  Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Mass., by Henry Bond (1860), p. 565. Also Genealogy and Memoirs of Charles and Nathaniel Stearns, and Their Descendants, by Avis Stearns Van Wagenen (1901), p. 61.  The mother of James Boutelle of Leominster, Mass., was Elizabeth (Smith) Boutelle.  The Leominster V.R.’s give the date of his marriage to Sarah Stearns as 26 February 1779.  He did not move to Enosburgh, Vt., although all four children from this marriage who lived to maturity did. James m. (2) Abigail Fairbanks 25 May 1796 at Leominster and had nine children from his second marriage.  He died at Leominster 26 Sept. 1822.  Jonas Boutelle, son of James, was b. at Leominster 29 Sept. 1783.  Bond inadvertently gives Jonas the same birth date as his elder brother James, and Van Wagenen further declares them to be twins.  The Leominster V.R.’s give the death date of this elder brother James as 7 September 1785, and the birth date of Jonas’s younger sister Polly as 5 January 1788. In addition to those given by Bond, Jonas had several other children, all born at Enosburgh, Vt.: Polly, b. 12 July 1812, d. 12 November 1822, Martha Richards, b. 23 June 1813; and Thomas, b. 16 November 1823, d. 27 February 1825.  Polly presumably is the daughter recorded in the Vermont Historical Gazetteer, Vol. 2, 1871, p. 137, who “While engaged in picking up chips, near where the hired man was chopping, came so near as to receive a stroke of the axe on her head, living but a short time.”  The husband of Jonas’s daughter Sarah was Deacon Joseph Allen (see Query 123, NEXUS, 1985, pp. 44, 114, 174.  In the transcribed Vermont V.R.’s the birth records for Jonas’s children give his name as “James,” and they are entered thus in the 1984 International Gen. Index.

    Submitted by Donald Erlenkotter, 4917 Maytime Lane, Culver City, Calif. 90230. January 21, 1986.

    3.  History of the Kimball Family by Leonard Allison Morrison and Stephen Paschall Sharples, orig. pub. in 1897 and reprinted in 1971.  The authors indicate that John5and Martha (Greeley) Kimball had the following children born at Amesbury, Mass.: 1. John, b. 9 June 1737. 2. Martha, b. 2 Jan. 1738; d. 28 Mar. 1744. 3. Daniel, b. 2 Jan. 1743. 4. Jonathan, b. 17 Sept. 1746. 5. Martha, b. 11 Sept. 1749. 6. Abraham. b. 9 Sept. 1755. 7. Sarah, birth date not given, m. Isaac Dow. 8. Ezekiel, birth date not given. 9. Thomas, birth date not given.  This same work also stated that John Kimball, Jr. died at Haverhill, Mass., 1758.  In checking against the published V.R.’s of Amesbury, Mass. it was noted that the second Martha was born 23 July 1750.  No reference to the death of John Kimball, Jr., could be found either in the pub. rec. of Haverhill or Amesbury. John Kimball, Jr., died intestate but his probate file (Essex Cty. Probate #15633) yielded further information that allowed confirmation of certain unrecorded children and his probable place of death.  On 13 Apr. 1759, John Bagley, Jedidiah Flanders and Orlando Sargent were appointed to appraise the est. of John Kimball, late of Almsbury [sic].  The division of real estate was to be made 1/3 to the widow and the remaining 2/3 between the children, divided into eight portions.  Two portions to eldest son John Kimball, one portion to Martha Kimball, youngest daughter, one portion to Sarah Dow. wife of Isaiah [sic] Dow. eldest daughter, one portion to Jonathan Kimball, the third son, one portion to Ezekiel Kimball, the fourth son, one portion to Abraham. the fifth son, and one portion to Daniel Kimball the second son.  With that information, it could now be determined that John Kimball, Jr. was of Amesbury, not Haverhill, when he died.  It also established the relationship of two unrecorded children (note that Thomas Kimball’s name was not included nor is he mentioned in the pub. V.R.’s as a child of John and Martha) and the order of their birth.  Finally, the probate records correct the name of Sarah Kimball’s husband to Isaiah Dow. not Isaac Dow. using the information from the probate record as a guide, the revised listing of the children of John and Martha (Greely) Kimball is as follows: 1. John, b. 9 June 1737. 2. Martha, b. 9 Apr. 1738; d. 28 Mar. 1744. 3. Daniel, b. 2 Jan. 1743. 4. Jonathan, b. 17 Sept. 1746. 5. Sarah, birth not recorded, m. Isaiah Dow. 6. Martha, b. 23 July 1750. 7. Ezekiel, birth not recorded. 8. Abraham. b. 9 Sept. 1755.

    Submitted by Janet I. Delorey, 496 Main Street, Shrewsbury, Mass. 01545. February 6, 1986.

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