Submitted 29 April 1986 by D. Chaplin, RFD 2 Box 668, Ctr. Barnstead, NH 03225.
2. STURGIS - Genealogy and Family History of the State of Maine, compiled by G. T. Little (1909), Vol. 3, p. 1458, 2nd col., 2nd par. Sturgis: xiii. Benjamin Franklin Sturgis and 1st wife Ellen Hammond had three (3) children: Alfred Hammond Sturgis b. 29 Aug. 1860 & d. 9 Aug. 1864. 2. Mary Purrington Sturgis, b. 25 Dec. 1861, m. Joseph Edward Hammond, lived in Oak Park, Ill. 3. Alfred, b. 9 July 1865, m. Emma Frances Twitchell and lived in Portland, Me. These last were my grandparents and I have copies of the vital records.
Submitted 6 May 1986 by Alice C. Grady, 396 Taylor Rd., Stow, MA 01775.
3. COLBY - The Colby Family in Early America, by Frederick Lewis Weis (1970), p. 275: “Benjamin COLBY - son of Eliphalet and Apphia (Flanders) COLBY was born in Henniker, N.H., 20 Oct. 1782 and he died there, 27 August 1837. He married Hannah ROWELL.” Names of children follow in text as: Daniel, Samuel, Apphia, Clarissa and Charles M. History of the Town of Henniker, Merrimack Co., NH 1835-1880, by Leander W. Cogswell (1880), p. 517: Children of Eliphalet and Apphia Flanders Colby include #19 Benjamin b. Oct. 20, 1782; d. Aug. 27, 1837. In both publications above the death date for Benjamin Colby is in error, as is place of death in the first reference. He and his wife Hannah (Rowell) migrated to Middleburg Twp., Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, before 1827 (History of Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, compiled by Crisfield Johnson; also 1830 Federal Census for Ohio). Both were still living Oct. 10, 1860, when they signed a deed for land they sold in this same locality. The 1870 census enumerated Benjamin Colby in Iowa with his daughter Clarissa Colby Miller and her husband. His wife Hannah’s name did not appear in that household. She may have died between 1860 and 1870. Benjamin’s death date was certainly after 1870. (Above information from research of Delmar H. Colby, 30984 Tinkerbell Ln., Shingletown, CA 96088)
Submitted by Robertson B. Clarke, 6164 Estrella Ave., San Diego, CA 92120.
4. HOBBS - Wentworth Genealogy, by John Wentworth (1878) Vol. 1, p. 171. Correction taken from will of Maurice Hobbs, dated 1807, 13 May: Ch. were: Rebecca Ham, Huldah Staples, Joanna Jewett, Sarah Hobbs. Maurice left a second w., Lydia _____.
Submitted 19 April 1986 by Jean F. Weare, 125 Mass. Ave., Portland, ME 04102.
5. CHANDLER - The Descendants of William and Annis Chandler who settled in Roxbury, Mass., 1637, by George Chandler (1872), p. 34: -Deacon Philemon Chandler m. Hannah Clary. She d. 24 June 1735 in her 64th year. This makes her b. date ca. 1672/3. In Cambridge First Church records, Philemon Chandler & Hannah Cheaney m. 18 Apr. 1700. Their first ch. is recorded in Pomfret, Conn., 1703. She, Hannah, was dau. of Thomas & Jane (Atkinson) Cheney, b. 6 July, bp. 13 July 1673, in Cambridge.
Submitted 16 March 1986 by Marelyn Labbe, RR 1, Box 228, Moosup, CT 06354.