For anyone else related La Alfred & Rebecca (ALFORD) HATHAWAY, I have further corrections to the volume above: Alfred & Rebecca moved to Porter, New York, ca. 1822, where Alfred died in 1829, not to St. Albans as the book states. Also, Rebecca made a pension affidavit in 1844 and was still living in 1850 inPorter, New York, age 88, per the 1850 census, where she is listed in the household of her sister, Pauline (HATHAWAY) Fisher.
Submitted June 9, 1988, by Kathy Beals, 601 Madison, Albany. CA 94706
BREWSTER/CAPEN - In the 1929 CAPEN genealogy and the BREWSTER genealogy by Emma Jones, and perhaps in other books, my husband is recorded as Edward William CAPEN, Jr., born in Wollaston, Quincy, Massachusetts, 18 February 1904. The problem lies in the fact that his father did not like “juniors” and began calling him “Johnnie.” He entered school as John, and on his 12th birthday his father, having done a little family research, gave him a Bible inscribed “John Brewster Capen.” And so he has been. In 1928, wanting a passport, he had an older cousin testify that he was he. Since then he has been so recorded as John Brewster, not Edward William -- on his marriage license, in many business dealings in New York City, as a partner in one firm, officer in another, as governor of the Real Estate Board of New York, on his children’s birth certificates and marriage licenses, as a voter, and on real estate in New Jersey, Maine, and Puerto Rico. He is thoroughly JBC -- to all intents and purposes but one, genealogically. He is not officially changing his name; we are just confirming for the record.
Submitted by Elizabeth Capen, Springdale, Boonton, NJ 07005
HAZEN/DART/TURNER - The Hazen Family in America. by Tracey Elliot Hazen and Robert Hazen (1947), p. 36, gives the following information: #15. John Hazen m. (2) at New London, Connecticut, 31 May 1726 (Church Records) Elizabeth (TURNER) DART, wid. of Thomas DART, dau. of Ezekiel & Susannah (KEENEY) TURNER, and a descendant of William BREWSTER of the Mayflower. The facts of this case are well documented in The American Genealogist (TAG) 32(1 956):144; NYG&B Record 58:(1927)24, 30-31; Diary of Joshua Hempstead (in Collections of the New London Historical Society, vol 1 ), p. 170; The Public Records of Connecticut, 1717-1725 , p. 176; and records of the First Church of New London. Elizabeth TURNER was born at New London 5 December 1696. She married there 8 May 1717 Thomas DART. They had one child, Thomas DART, who was lost at sea about 1718. Elizabeth married at New London 31 May 1726 John HAZEN. Hempstead’s diary notes “Jno HAZEN & wid. Elizabeth DARTE publish.” There is another error in The Hazen Family, p. 37: In the list of children of John HAZEN and his second wife, the second child’s name is given as Mary. Original records show this name actually was Marcy (probably in honor of John Hazen's deceased first wife). Thus there was no conflict in naming their fifth child Mary.
Submitted June 14, 1988, by Francis H. Huron, 24 Pilgrim Drive, Winchester, MA 01890
HURON/ST. JOHN - in The St. John Genealogy, by Orline St. John Alexander (1907), page 192: “558f iii. Anna (St. John), b. June 18, 1776; m. Seth HURON.” As genealogist/historian for the HURON family, I can vow that there was no Seth HURON who m. an Anna St. John. Further, a family Bible indicates that this Anna St. John probably died May 12, 1795.
Francis H. Huron, 24 Pilgrim Drive, Winchester, MA 01890
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