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My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Looking Back

The One Lovely Blog Award was given to me by Deb Ruth of Adventures in Genealogy Blog. Thanks Deb. Please check out her site, if you haven't already seen it. I especially love her articles about Baltimore.


This past week was spent doing a lot of thinking about the 1 1/2 years I have been blogging, non-stop. I decided to take a little break. My plan is to do far less blogging for a few months, instead, I'll work on my family history, make more trips to libraries, and read your posts.


Dick Eastman wrote Archaeological Dig Reveals Lifestyles of Early Irish Settlers in my city of Lowell, Massachusetts. He also lived here as well, so we both claim the city.


Continuing with my Historical Society photos, I discovered another one recently in Harvard, Massachusetts. When I went to take the photo, I saw that it shares the building with the Still River Baptist Church... smart utilization of the space.



CHAPMAN -- 2 Generations -- Connecticut -- Surname Saturday

The surname CHAPMAN is another old Connecticut line of mine. My direct lines are in green and if you would like sources or more information, please contact me.





Generation No. 1



1.ROBERT CHAPMAN was born 1616 in Yorkshire, England, and died 13 OCT 1687 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Cypress Cemetery, Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married ANN BLISS 29 APR 1642 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, daughter of THOMAS BLISS and MARGARET HULINGS. She was born in England, and died 20 NOV 1685 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of ROBERT CHAPMAN and ANN BLISS were:
+2  i.John CHAPMAN was born JUL 1644 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1712 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+3  ii.ROBERT CHAPMAN was born 16 SEP 1646 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 10 NOV 1711 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
4  iii.Anna CHAPMAN was born 12 SEP 1648 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died SEP 1649 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+5  iv.Hannah CHAPMAN was born 4 OCT 1650 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1719.
+6  v.Nathaniel CHAPMAN was born 16 FEB 1653 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 5 APR 1726 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
7  vi.Mary CHAPMAN was born 15 APR 1655 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1700. She married Samuel BATES 2 MAY 1676 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
8  vii.Sarah CHAPMAN was born 25 SEP 1657 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1703. She married Joseph PRATT SEP 1686 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.




Generation No. 2



2.John CHAPMAN (ROBERT CHAPMAN) was born JUL 1644 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1712 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth HAWLEY 7 JUN 1670 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She died 10 MAY 1676. He married Elizabeth BEAMAN 26 MAR 1677 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of John CHAPMAN and Elizabeth HAWLEY were:
9  i.John CHAPMAN was born 8 SEP 1671 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+10  ii.Joseph CHAPMAN was born 31 JUL 1673 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 7 NOV 1732 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
11  iii.Elizabeth CHAPMAN was born 10 FEB 1676 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 27 JUN 1676.

Children of John CHAPMAN and Elizabeth BEAMAN were:
12  i.Andrew CHAPMAN was born 24 APR 1678 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 16 MAY 1683.
13  ii.Elizabeth CHAPMAN was born 26 SEP 1679 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died BEF NOV 1738 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Stephen CHALKER 3 JUN 1703.
14  iii.Thomas CHAPMAN was born 7 OCT 1680 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 8 DEC 1680.
15  iv.Thomas CHAPMAN was born 23 JAN 1682 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 27 NOV 1682.
16  v.Lydia CHAPMAN was born 13 FEB 1682 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 1 AUG 1738 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
17  vi.Anne CHAPMAN was born 5 NOV 1684 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph SELDEN 19 DEC 1706.
18  vii.Andrew CHAPMAN was born 1 OCT 1686 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 23 JUN 1687 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
19  viii.Mehitable CHAPMAN was born 29 SEP 1688 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Lemuel RICHARDSON.
20  ix.Jabez CHAPMAN was born 1690 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Esther SELDEN.
21  x.Samuel CHAPMAN was born 1692 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died JUL 1747. He married Mary CHAPMAN.

3.ROBERT CHAPMAN (ROBERT CHAPMAN) was born 16 SEP 1646 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 10 NOV 1711 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Old Center Churchyard, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Mary DURANT 29 OCT 1694 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She died 11 NOV 1711. He married SARAH GRISWOLD 27 JUN 1671 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, daughter of FRANCIS GRISWOLD and MARY \ Sarah? POST. She was born 28 MAR 1653 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut, and died 7 APR 1692 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of ROBERT CHAPMAN and Mary DURANT were:
22  i.Benjamin CHAPMAN was born 1 JAN 1695 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
23  ii.Abigail CHAPMAN was born 20 MAR 1701 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph WHITTELSEY 28 JAN 1719 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of JOHN WHITTELSEY and RUTH DUDLEY. He was born 15 JUN 1671 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

Children of ROBERT CHAPMAN and SARAH GRISWOLD were:
+24  i.SAMUEL CHAPMAN was born 12 SEP 1672 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+25  ii.ROBERT CHAPMAN was born 19 APR 1675 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 4 DEC 1760 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
26  iii.Sarah CHAPMAN was born 12 SEP 1677 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 15 OCT 1677 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
27  iv.Francis CHAPMAN was born 5 AUG 1678 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1716.
28  v.Dorcas CHAPMAN was born 26 AUG 1680 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died SEP 1680 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
29  vi.Stephen CHAPMAN was born 24 NOV 1681 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 14 MAR 1686 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
30  vii.Sarah CHAPMAN was born 19 DEC 1686 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 23 JAN 1687 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

5.Hannah CHAPMAN (ROBERT CHAPMAN) was born 4 OCT 1650 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1719. She married David BULL 27 DEC 1677 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of Thomas BULL and Susannah w\o Thomas BULL. He was born ABT 9 FEB 1651 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of Hannah CHAPMAN and David BULL were:
31  i.Susanna BULL was born 4 JUL 1679.
32  ii.Hannah BULL was born 30 APR 1681.
33  iii.Abigail BULL was born 16 MAR 1683, and died 22 JUN 1683.
34  iv.Rachel BULL. She married Henry REVES.

6.Nathaniel CHAPMAN (ROBERT CHAPMAN) was born 16 FEB 1653 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 5 APR 1726 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Cypress Cemetery, Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Mary COLLINS 29 JUN 1681 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, daughter of Francis COLLINS and Elizabeth COCKERELL. He married Hannah BATES 26 JUL 1698 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Child of Nathaniel CHAPMAN and Mary COLLINS was:
35  i.Caleb CHAPMAN was born 1706, and died 1785.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Things Royal -- Follow Friday


Rehearsal for Trooping the Colour, May 1991
YouTube video "The Major General's Review and the Colonel's Review are scheduled on the Saturdays two and one weeks preceding the Queen's Birthday Parade respectively." (from Wikipedia)


My Prince Charles and Princess Diana post with photos taken of them in Virginia, 1985.

At least once a week I have somebody using key words "Princess Diana burial site?" on my search box. This is the perfect opportunity to reply by provide several links that address that question. From:

On Wednesday, Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski of In My Life posted her, "Wordless Wednesday: I've Been to London to Visit the Queen" post. Please check it out, she has a great photo of Queen Elizabeth. Because of Cindy's post, I decided to do this one.


Just because several others are posting Royal related connections, I'll point you in the direction of my Post, A Bradstreet, A Dudley and Royalty, I claim ancestry to King Edward I, like many others!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sugar Party -- Wordless Wednesday

The 19th Annual Sugaring Off Party was held last month at the Owl Hoot Maple Farm in Quebec, Canada. Dianne Jones and her husband John Rhicard hold this popular fund raiser for the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital (BMP) Foundation Fund. (For more photos see link above.)


Dianne's husband is my 6th cousin, however their daughter-in-law is my 2nd cousin. Along with the photos, she sent the following message, "The day turned out warm and sunny. A huge crowd of 756 of all ages showed up and had a great time taking in wagon rides with horses and oxen. Or just listening / dancing to toe tapping music,  There was an interest in watching a demonstration from a blacksmith and hewing a log by the craftsmen. One could satisfy their hungry stomachs from the home baking, and snack bar and buy more treats off the maple product table that were for sale.

The BMP Hospital Foundation in Cowansville will receive the amount of $4,940.00. This is a record breaking year for attendance and donations to the BMP." Seems like a wonderful, fun-filled day. Just wish it wasn't so far from me.


I wrote about this farm, because my husband and I stopped there to buy some maple products, then discovered how we are related!












Tuesday, April 26, 2011

King Family -- Stafford, New York -- Tombstone Tuesday

Abner W. King
Dec. 23, 1851  --  Nov. 1, 1891

Hattie Hale King Sullivan, wife of Abner King
1858  --  1932

Lamott King,  son of Abner and Hattie King
1876  --  1919
King Family Plot
Rural Old Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York


 Hattie Hale King Sullivan changed her name from Heal to Hale.
(She was Sheriff William H. Heal's sister.)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Closing the Chapter on a Murder -- Obituary

Once again, a reader left a comment on a post of mine and her statement provided a wealth of information.


The three part story of Howard C. Benham, who was arrested for murdering his young, wealthy wife, sentenced to die, was about to be electrocuted, then had a second trial, subsequently acquitted, was one of my more popular posts. This case was discovered when I began researching a distant relative of mine, Delight Adams Benham. Recently, I received a very interesting comment about the sheriff responsible for transporting Howard, and felt it should be shared. I was absolutely thrilled with the comment, and you will see why.



“My 3rd great grandfather was the Sheriff of Genesee county who had Howard in his care at the Genesee County jail during his trial, was in charge of transporting him to Auburn State prison, and was one of only a handful of people allowed to visit him while in State prison. Sheriff William H. Heal seemed to believe Howard was innocent treated him fairly and was noted in his obituary in 1932 for having conducted the trail with calm and order. I was very curious as to what happened to Howard after he was acquitted, and I am so glad to read your story. I am very sorry to hear how it so negatively impacted the whole family. I have seen headlines as far away as San Francisco. This story was nation-wide sensationalism; imagine trying to move on after being released.

Sheriff Heal was called out to Martin's (Howard's father) house several times as he was mentally declining. I read a newspaper story where he had chased everyone out of the house at night threatening them and Sheriff Heal posted a deputy there overnight to make sure he didn't hurt himself. Please feel free to contact me if you would like copies of newspaper clippings I have if you need them.
By Candi Summers
(Comment left at  The Rest of the Story Part 3.   I have been unable to contact Candi, so I really hope she Googles her name.)*



*Like all of you, we love getting clues from readers, and I was delighted to hear from Candi. Immediately, I went to work to try and locate information about William H. Heal. It wasn't hard.


"Heal, William H., was born in Stafford, July 5, 1852. His father, Matthew W. Heal, was a native of England and came to the United States in 1836 with his parents, John and Mary Heal, who settled in Oakfield. M. W. Heal married Harriet, daughter of John March, and was a farmer and hotel keeper. William H. Heal was educated in the common schools and was engaged in farming for twenty years. In 1881 he began the produce and coal business in Le Roy, remaining there until 1896 when he was elected sheriff of Genesee county and removed to Batavia in 1897. The famous trial of Howard C. Benham for murder occurred during the first year of Mr. Heal's term as sheriff. The excellent order and perfect freedom from confusion which he maintained in the court room received the well merited commendation of court and counsel. In 1870 Mr. Heal married Emma D., daughter of Salma and Betsey White: they had three children: Homer S., Florence and Ethel."
From: Biography of William H. Heal
Source: Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose and Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



The Obituary below was located on RootsWeb:

EX-SHERIFF HEAL DIED OF APOPLEXY

"Death of Stafford Native Occurred in North Tonawanda Today.
SERVED AT BENHAM TRIAL


William H. Heal 78, a native of Stafford and former Genesee County Sheriff, who was in office at the time of the Howard C. Benham murder trial, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Edward Sullivan in North Tonawanda today. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy this morning and died soon afterward. Mr. Heal was born at Stafford July 5, 1852, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew W. Heal, who came to this county from England in 1836. He was educated in the public schools and was later engaged in farming for twenty years. In 1881 he started a produce and coal business in Le Roy, remaining in that village until 1896, when he was elected sheriff. He moved to this city in 1897 when he took office and continued his residence for three years. Following the death of his wife who was Miss Emma D. White a daughter of Salma and Betsey White of Stafford, Mr. Heal moved to North Tonawanda, where he had since resided. He is survived by two daughters. Mrs Ethel McIntosh of No 11 Vine street and Mrs Sullivan.

I also have a clipping where my GGGrandmother Betsey White sued her son in law William Heal over a land deed and won the case. If anyone is interested in this. Let me know....Sharon"
From: SHARONKESSLER@cs.com (unable to locate her) From a 2002 posting.


Candi (see * above) sent me the following information on Henry Sidney Benham, the two-year old son, of the murdered wife and mother. "I just wanted to let you know I'd done some more research on Henry C. Benham, most notably his son Henry Sidney Benham, who was 2 when his mother was murdered.  It turns out he lived with his maternal grandparents, Peter and Mary Farrant, later taking their last name and going by his middle name Sidney. (I am sure we can both imagine why, when you consider that the case is well known by local historians even to this day in Genesee County).  He married a Puerto Rican woman named Amparo Rodriguez.  Sidney and Amparo retired to Puerto Rico (I have no idea how she got to New York and they met!) in the 50's... they had a son named James S (likely for Sidney) Farrent who moved to Puerto Rico from New York in the 50's as well but there the line stops."


I did a social security death index search on Sidney Farrant and found that he died September 1977 and his last benefit was sent to Bayamon, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

HAPPY EASTER







PLEASE ENJOY YOUR EASTER DAY
AND STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS ALONG THE WAY.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

SMITH of Massachusetts and Connecticut -- Surname Saturday

The surname SMITH is one of several SMITH lines in my tree. My direct lines are in green and if you would like sources or more information, please contact me.


Generation No. 1




1.ABRAHAM SMITH died 5 SEP 1685 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married MARTHA 13 AUG 1685 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She was born in England, and died AFT 13 AUG 1685.
Children of ABRAHAM SMITH and MARTHA were:
+2  i.JOHN SMITH was born 8 MAR 1667 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 9 MAR 1753 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
3  ii.Mary SMITH was born 7 AUG 1668 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married John BROOKER 1 NOV 1694.



 Generation No. 2




2.JOHN SMITH (ABRAHAM SMITH) was born 8 MAR 1667 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 9 MAR 1753 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married RACHEL BLANCHARD 18 FEB 1691 in of Charlestown, MA. and Killingworth, CT., daughter of GEORGE BLANCHARD and ELIZABETH HILLS. She was born ABT 1670 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died in Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of JOHN SMITH and RACHEL BLANCHARD were:
4  i.John SMITH was born 5 FEB 1693 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 FEB 1693 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
5  ii.Abraham SMITH was born 10 JUN 1695 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
+6  iii.Elnathen SMITH was born 30 JAN 1697 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 DEC 1772 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
7  iv.Rachel SMITH was born ABT 1701 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Daniel HURD 10 FEB 1719 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+8  v.MARTHA SMITH was born ABT 1705, and died 24 FEB 1776 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.


Generation No. 3




6.Elnathen SMITH (JOHN SMITH, ABRAHAM SMITH) was born 30 JAN 1697 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 DEC 1772 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Mehetable BUELL 18 FEB 1730 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She died 14 SEP 1779 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Hannah WILLIAMS 15 FEB 1728 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She died 29 JAN 1729 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of Elnathen SMITH and Mehetable BUELL were:
9  i.Mabel SMITH was born 11 FEB 1731 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
10  ii.Sibel\Sibe SMITH was born 3 JAN 1733 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Daniel HAND 28 OCT 1759.
11  iii.Rachel SMITH was born 12 NOV 1734 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Eliab PARMELEE 10 FEB 1757.
12  iv.Elnathan SMITH was born 7 SEP 1736 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
13  v.Martha SMITH was born 28 JUN 1738 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Houghton BUTLER 25 JAN 1768.
14  vi.Lediah SMITH was born 9 SEP 1741 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
15  vii.John SMITH was born 23 NOV 1743 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
16  viii.Luecretia SMITH was born 11 FEB 1745 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Oliver PARMELEE.
17  ix.Samuel SMITH was born 20 MAY 1752 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah BUELL.


Child of Elnathen SMITH and Hannah WILLIAMS was:
18  i.Hannah SMITH was born 15 JAN 1729 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Abraham TURNER 24 JAN 1751.


8.MARTHA SMITH (JOHN SMITH, ABRAHAM SMITH) was born ABT 1705, and died 24 FEB 1776 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She was buried in Union District Cemetery, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married ABEL WILCOXSON AFT 17 DEC 1726, son of JOSEPH WILCOXSON and HANNAH KELSEY. He was born 6 OCT 1702 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 27 SEP 1784 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Union District Cemetery, Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Josiah STEEVENS 10 FEB 1725 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of Josiah STEEVENS and Sarah HUBBELL. He was born 25 MAR 1700 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 17 DEC 1726 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of MARTHA SMITH and ABEL WILCOXSON were:
+19  i.Martha WILCOXSON was born 30 SEP 1729 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 12 FEB 1804 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
20  ii.Abel WILCOXSON was born 3 MAR 1732 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 2 JAN 1807 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Mary HULL 25 NOV 1756 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She was born 19 MAR 1734 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 7 FEB 1801.
21  iii.Rachel WILCOXSON was born 28 OCT 1734 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 19 JUN 1753 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+22  iv.ELIZABETH WILCOXSON was born 26 SEP 1738 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 20 DEC 1814 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
23  v.Esther WILCOXSON was born 14 MAY 1742 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 23 APR 1806 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Jedediah BUELL 29 NOV 1769 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
24  vi.Leah WILCOXSON was born 3 MAR 1745 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Edmund PORTER 18 DEC 1771 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
25  vii.Tamer WILCOXSON was born 14 FEB 1748 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 2 JAN 1840 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married John RUTTY 10 JAN 1776 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of Edward RUTTY and Mary PURPLE.


Child of MARTHA SMITH and Josiah STEEVENS was:
26  i.Lydia STEEVENS was born 27 NOV 1725 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 8 DEC 1802 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Samuel PIERSON 23 NOV 1743 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of Samuel PIERSON and Sarah ROSSETTER. He was born 15 APR 1721 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 1801.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Old and Plain Spoons

After my grandfather's death, I took these spoons because nobody wanted them. I didn't have a clue who the previous owners were.
Through research, I discovered they belonged to my great-great and great-great-great grandmothers.
The top initials are LAL for Laura Ann Lowrey
The bottom initials are HN for Harriet Newell

Laura Ann was born Sept. 3, 1820, died June 14, 1892

Harriet Newell is the mother of Laura
Harriet was born March 3, 1794, died June 17, 1878

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday -- Easter Pictures

My first Easter, I think.

Painful to look at, because I hated dressing like my youngest sister.
Showing it, because the outfits were made by my mother.
Light blue fabric and the jacket was removable.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Civil War Monument -- Stafford, Genesee Co., New York

Stafford, Genesee Co., New York

ROBERT CHAPPLE
MARTIN R. BOWEN
RILEY STEVENS
ALONZO NICHOLAS
GEORGE JERRY
WILLIAM F. MILLS
DEWITT VAN ALST
WILLIAM WEBBER
JOHN MAIDMENT
ENOS RANDALL
FRANK JERRY

The above Alonzo Nichols was the husband of Betsey E. DeWolf, her cemetery stone was posted last week.
(Photos taken by my cousin, Claire.)