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Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASGEditor, Register101 Newbury StreetBoston, MA email@example.com
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Identifying Judith Hone, Wife of John2 Armistead of Virginia, with Hone and Aylmer Ancestry of Presidents William Henry and Benjamin HarrisonPatricia Law Hatcher
William Berry (1753–1839) and His Children and Grandchildren in Massachusetts and New YorkHarold Henderson
Nathan Holden of New York City and Staten IslandDavid Kendall Martin
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This is the fourth issue of American Ancestors Journal, the annual supplement to the Register, designed to provide readers with genealogical content of national scope, with an emphasis on New York State and out migrations from New England. American Ancestors Journal is automatically included with NEHGS membership.
The lead article, our first on families outside the Northeast, is Identifying Judith Hone, Wife of John2 Armistead of Virginia, with Hone and Aylmer Ancestry of Presidents William Henry and Benjamin Harrison. Author Patricia Law Hatcher shows that Judith (Hone) Armistead and Katherine (Hone)(Beverly) Robinson were daughters of Theophilus1 Hone of Gloucester County,Virginia. In the past there have been “inconclusive and sometimes incorrect discussion and statements” about the identity of these two women, both of whom left many descendants in Virginia. The article then traces the Hone ancestry in England for six generations; the second installment in October 2013 will trace the Aylmer ancestry of Judith Aylmer, mother of Theophilus1 Hone.
William Berry (1753–1839) and His Children and Grandchildren in Massachusetts and New York, by Harold Henderson, concludes in this issue with treatment of William Berry’s younger children and their families, of Allegany County, New York. Most can be identified, though a daughter Anna Berry married a Mr. Potter and had two unnamed daughters who married. Not surprisingly, many grandchildren moved west, particularly to Wisconsin, and the author benefited from Wisconsin marriages and deaths (sometimes with exact place of birth and names of parents) on familysearch.com.
Nathan Holden of New York City and Staten Island was born in Massachusetts during the Revolution and came to New York City by 1800. The author found his marriage to Hannah Taylor there in 1805 and has identified nine children. This Nathan is misidentified in the standard Holden genealogy — which reveals no other possible Nathan. Similarly, Massachusetts vital records on Ancestry.com and AmericanAncestors.org reveal no other possible Nathan. Author David Kendall Martin is still looking.
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