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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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Have a Seat in Lowell, Massachusetts

Photos taken in Boarding House Park, facing the stage, with the Boott Cotton Mills Museum in the background. The trolley takes visitors, free of charge, to and from the Museum to the Lowell National Park Visitors Center.



Historical Society -- Newport, Rhode Island

 Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thornton of Lowell, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

 
CHARLES H. THORNTON
1840 - 1907
HENRY R. THORNTON
1813 - 1862
HIS WIFE
HARRIET P. RANDAL
1813 - 1889
CHILDREN
HARRIET M. THORNTON
1839 - 1892
ELLEN A. THORNTON
1839 - 1894

(NAMES ON 3 SIDES OF THE MONUMENT)

BURIED AT LOWELL CEMETERY, LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Obituaries -- Lowell, Massachusetts

The below listed names were taken from The Lowell Sun newspaper's obituary section. The names are often printed on two days, I am only listing them once.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
ALICE T. EATON, 1926 - 2011; 85
DONALD E. 'SKIP' ROBINSON SR., LIFELONG WILMINGTON RESIDENT; 80
DIANE L. MARTIN, OF PEPPERELL, WORKED AT LOWELL GENERAL; 57
JAMES A. FOSTER, OF DRACUT, DECORATED WWII VETERAN
CHRISTOPHER M. 'GUS' CENIK, GIFTED ATHLETE; 28
EMILE T. DUMONT, FORMERLY OF CHELMSFORD, MA; 83
LILLIAN M. DESROCHERS, LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, AND CARETAKER; 91
JEANNETTE I. RITCHOTTE, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER; AGE 101


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
PATRICIA BENNETT McCARTHY, FORMERLY OF LEXINGTON, SHIRLEY AND LITTLETON; 86
MICHAEL McCARRON, OF CHELMSFORD; FORMERLY OF SOMERVILLE, MA
RUDOLPH "RUDY" M. CHAUSSE, BELOVED FATHER, GRANDFATHER, BROTHER AND FRIEND
JOSEPH PETER PELLEGRINO, FORMERLY OF ANDOVER, MA, FORMER CEO OF PRINCE COMPANY, LOWELL
RUDOLPH J. NALEZINSKI, OF LOWELL, MA; 90
JANE A. (DUNN) CLOUGH, OF BRADFORD, MA; 65
EVERETT W. BOLES, FORMERLY OF TEWKSBURY, MA; 90


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
JULIA S. (KOYUTIS) BENDZEWICZ, OF LOWELL, MA; 93
RODERICK LAWRENCE MAC LELLAN SR., OF WESTFORD, MA; 81
MARIE ANITA (PINEAU) HOWARD, FORMERLY OF ORLEANS, MA AND NATICK, MA; 88
SALLY ELLEN BECKMAN, OF PEPPERELL, MA; 64
STELLA (AHARONIAN) PARECHANIAN, OF LEOMINSTER, MA; 89
NANCY C. NESKEY, R.N., OF PELHAM, NH, REGISTERED NURSE, 80
CONSTANCE L. PETERS, FORMERLY OF WESTFORD, MA, OF FREDERICKSBURG, VA
GREGORY P. HARDING, AVID MOTOCROSS RACER, OF TEWKSBURY, MA; 23
LUIS ARMANDO "MANDO" DEL LLANO, OF LOWELL
JOHN K. WOODS, FORMERLY OF GROTON, MA, OF MILFORD, NH; 53
JOHN FRANK CICHY, FORMERLY OF AYER, MA; 71
BARBARA ANN NOWLAN, FORMERLY OF LOWELL AND GROTON, MA


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011
CATHERINE ANN CONVEY, BELOVED MATRIARCH OF LOWELL'S CONVERY FAMILY
CLAIRE M. (THERRIAULT) WISNOSKY, ACTIVE IN PEPPERELL SENIOR COMMUNITY; 91
MR. JOHN JOSEPH WOJCIK, SR., OF LOWELL, MA
LESLIE (STOREY) BURKE, DEVOTED FRIEND; 70
BERTHA E. GILLESPIE, 1930 - 2011; 81
MERNA PICK OF CHELMSFORD; 78
JAMES M. ROBERTSON, LOVING SON, BROTHER, AND UNCLE; 39


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
THERESE C. DECELLE, OF LOWELL, MA, 1916 - 2011; 95
DMYTRO ODRYNA, BORN IN UKRAINE; 82
POAMELA J. CHAPPELL, OF LOWELL, MA, LOVING GRANDMOTHER; AGE 57


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011
DOROTHY E. (GILES-WIDTFELDT) RYDER, LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER; 88
WILLIAM R. GREENWOOD, ACTIVE AT ST. PATRICK CHURCH, PELHAM, NH; 76
LILLA (CHRISTODULO) APOSTOLOS, LOVING MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER; AGE 95
LOUISE ANN PAPPALARDO, TEWKSBURY GOLDEN AGE MEMBER; AGE 83
STEPHEN P. TOTTON, OF LOWELL, LOVING FATHER, GRANDFATHER, AND BROTHER; 59
BARBARA M. GIBBONS, OF CHELMSFORD, WWII VET; 88
DOROTHY H. COLLINS, FORMERLY OF DRACUT, MA; 88


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
MARION M. (MESERVE) KEEFE, OF DRACUT, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER; 80
JAMES F. COONEY, TEWKSBURY GOLDEN AGAE MEMBER; AGE 76
RAYMOND L. MARION, WAS OWNER AND OPERATOR OF RAY'S CHAIN LINK FENCE IN DRACUT; 81
GRACE HARRIET (DRISCOLL) CLANCY, OF SHERBORN, MA, FORMERLY OF NO CHELMSFORD
NICHOLAS P. DeMAURO, OF TYNGSBORO, MASS; 55
ETHEL V. TRUESDELL, OF HUDSON, NH, FORMERLY OF PEPPERELL, MA; 74
MARIE J. NARDINI, WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND GREAT-GRANDMOTHER; 99
MILDRED BLANCHARD O'CONNELL, FORMERLY OF WESTFORD, MA, WAS NURSE; 87
FOTINE NTAPALIS, LOWELL HOUSING AUTHORITY RETIREE; 84
ERNEST B. BALDWIN, SR., OF BROWNFIELD, ME, CO-OWNER OF BALDWIN CRANE & EQUIPMENT IN WILMINGTON, MA; 71
GERALD P. TELLIER, LIFELONG RESIDENT OF LOWELL; 60
JOHN ALBERT WHITE, FORMERLY OF BURLINGTON, MA; 70
RICHARD H. VEZINA, LOVING SON, NEPHEW, AND COUSIN; 48

Saturday, November 26, 2011

MULLINS of Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

After two years of posting my surnames of other ancestors, I'm finally doing my oldest lines; #73 for my Alden line and #74 for my Mullins line. Direct lines are in green.

Cemetery photos for Elizabeth Alden and William Pabodie may be seen at these links.

Generation No. 1


1.WILLIAM MULLINS was born ABT 1572, and died 21 FEB 1621 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married ALICE PORETIERS? ABT 1595 in England. She died 1621.
Children of WILLIAM MULLINS and ALICE PORETIERS? were:
2  i.Sara MULLINS. She married Mr. BLUNDEN.
3  ii.Joseph MULLINS died AFT 2 APR 1621 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
4  iii.William MULLLINS was born ABT 1593 in (Prob.) Dorking, Co. Surrey, England, and died 12 FEB 1672 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
+5  iv.PRISCILLA MULLINS was born BEF 1605 in (Prob.) Dorking Co., Surrey, England, and died AFT 1650 in (Prob.) Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 2


5.PRISCILLA MULLINS (WILLIAM MULLINS) was born BEF 1605 in (Prob.) Dorking Co., Surrey, England, and died AFT 1650 in (Prob.) Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Miles Standish Burial Ground, So. Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She married JOHN ALDEN BEF JUN 1621 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He was born BEF 12 SEP 1598 in England, and died 12 SEP 1687 in (Prob.) Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Miles Standish Burial Ground, So. Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
Children of PRISCILLA MULLINS and JOHN ALDEN were:
6  i.Mary ALDEN was born in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 13 JUN 1688.
7  ii.Priscilla ALDEN was born in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 13 JUN 1688.
+8  iii.ELISABETH ALDEN was born ABT 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 31 MAY 1717 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island.
9  iv.John ALDEN was born ABT 1626 in (Prob.) Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 MAR 1701 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth PHILLIPS 1 APR 1660 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
10  v.Joseph ALDEN was born AFT 22 MAY 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA or Duxbury, and died 8 FEB 1696 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary SIMMONS ABT 1660 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
11  vi.Sarah ALDEN was born ABT 1630 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 13 JUN 1688. She married Alexander STANDISH ABT 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
12  vii.Jonathan ALDEN was born ABT 1633 in Plymouth or Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 FEB 1697 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married Abigail HALLETT 10 DEC 1672 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Andrew HALLETT. She was born ABT 1644, and died 17 AUG 1725.
+13  viii.Ruth ALDEN was born ABT 1637 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 OCT 1674 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
14  ix.David ALDEN was born ABT 1645 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died BET 2 JUL 1718 AND 1 APR 1719. He married Mary SOUTHWORTH BEF 1670 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
15  x.Rebecca ALDEN was born BEF 1649 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died BET 12 JUN 1696 AND 5 OCT 1722. She married Thomas DELANO ABT 1667 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

Surname Saturday -- JOHN ALDEN Family of Massachusetts

After two years of posting my surnames of other ancestors, I'm finally doing one of my oldest lines, that of the John Alden (of the Mayflower) line. Direct lines are in green.

Cemetery photos for Elizabeth Alden and WilliamPabodie may be seen at these links.


Generation No. 1


1. JOHN ALDEN was born BEF 12 SEP 1598 in England, and died 12 SEP 1687 in (Prob.) Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Miles Standish Burial Ground, So. Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married PRISCILLA MULLINS BEF JUN 1621 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, daughter of WILLIAM MULLINS and ALICE PORETIERS?. She was born BEF 1605 in (Prob.) Dorking Co., Surrey, England, and died AFT 1650 in (Prob.) Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Miles Standish Burial Ground, So. Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.


Children of JOHN ALDEN and PRISCILLA MULLINS were:
2 i. Mary ALDEN was born in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 13 JUN 1688.

3 ii. Priscilla ALDEN was born in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 13 JUN 1688.

+ 4 iii. ELISABETH ALDEN was born ABT 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 31 MAY 1717 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island.

5 iv. John ALDEN was born ABT 1626 in (Prob.) Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 MAR 1701 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth PHILLIPS 1 APR 1660 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.

6 v. Joseph ALDEN was born AFT 22 MAY 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA or Duxbury, and died 8 FEB 1696 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary SIMMONS ABT 1660 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

7 vi. Sarah ALDEN was born ABT 1630 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 13 JUN 1688. She married Alexander STANDISH ABT 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

8 vii. Jonathan ALDEN was born ABT 1633 in Plymouth or Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 FEB 1697 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married Abigail HALLETT 10 DEC 1672 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Andrew HALLETT. She was born ABT 1644, and died 17 AUG 1725.

+ 9 viii. Ruth ALDEN was born ABT 1637 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 OCT 1674 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.

10 ix. David ALDEN was born ABT 1645 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died BET 2 JUL 1718 AND 1 APR 1719. He married Mary SOUTHWORTH BEF 1670 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

11 x. Rebecca ALDEN was born BEF 1649 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died BET 12 JUN 1696 AND 5 OCT 1722. She married Thomas DELANO ABT 1667 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.


Generation No. 2


4. ELISABETH ALDEN (JOHN ALDEN1) was born ABT 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 31 MAY 1717 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island. She was buried in Old Commons Cemetery, Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island. She married WILLIAM PABODIE 26 DEC 1644 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, son of JOHN PABODIE and ISABEL HARPER BRITTAINE?. He was born BET 1616 AND 1619 in England, and died 13 DEC 1707 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He was buried in Old Commons Cemetery, Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island.


Children of ELISABETH ALDEN and WILLIAM PABODIE were:
12 i. John PABODIE was born 4 OCT 1645 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 NOV 1669 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

13 ii. Elizabeth PABODIE was born 24 APR 1647 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died BET 4 MAY 1677 AND OCT 1679. She married John ROGERS 16 NOV 1666 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

14 iii. Mary PABODIE was born 7 AUG 1648 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 11 DEC 1727. She married Edward SOUTHWORTH 16 NOV 1671 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

15 iv. Mercy PABODIE was born 2 JAN 1649 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died BET 26 SEP 1728 AND 8 NOV 1728. She married John SIMMONS 16 NOV 1669 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

16 v. Martha PABODIE was born 24 FEB 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 JAN 1712 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She married Samuel SEABURY 4 APR 1677 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She married William FOBES AFT 5 AUG 1681 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island.

17 vi. Priscilla PABODIE was born 16 NOV 1652 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 MAR 1653 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

18 vii. Priscilla PABODIE was born 15 JAN 1653 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 JUN 1724 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She married Ichabod WISWALL 2 DEC 1682 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

19 viii. Sarah PABODIE was born 7 AUG 1656 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 AUG 1740 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island. She married John COE 10 NOV 1681 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

20 ix. Ruth PABODIE was born 27 JUN 1658 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died BET 25 APR 1724 AND 27 MAR 1725. She married Benjamin BARTLETT DEC 1678 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

21 x. Rebecca PABODIE was born 16 OCT 1660 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died DEC 1702 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. She married William SOUTHWORTH ABT 1680 in Duxbury / Little Compton.

22 xi. Hannah PABODIE was born 15 OCT 1662 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 APR 1723 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She married John CHURCHILL. She married Samuel BARTLETT 2 AUG 1682 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, son of ROBERT BARTLETT and ANN w\o ROBERT BARTLETT. He was born ABT 1639 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts?, and died 26 FEB 1711 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.

23 xii. William PABODIE was born 24 NOV 1664 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 SEP 1744 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He married Elizabeth PECK. He married Mary STARR. He married Judith TILDEN BEF 1698 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island.

+ 24 xiii. LYDIA PABODIE was born 3 APR 1667 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 13 JUL 1748 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

9. Ruth ALDEN (JOHN ALDEN1) was born ABT 1637 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 OCT 1674 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts. She married John BASS 3 FEB 1657 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.


Child of Ruth ALDEN and John BASS was:
25 i. Mary BASS. She married William COPELAND.

Generation No. 3


24. LYDIA PABODIE (ELISABETH ALDEN2, JOHN ALDEN1) was born 3 APR 1667 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died 13 JUL 1748 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married DANIEL GRINNELL BET 1683 AND 31 JUL 1694 in Little Compton / Saybrook, son of DANIEL GRINNELL and MARY WODELL. He was born ABT 1664 in (Prob.) Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, and died 7 JAN 1741 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.


Children of LYDIA PABODIE and DANIEL GRINNELL were:
+ 26 i. MARY GRINNELL was born 1685 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, and died 9 JUN 1755 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

+ 27 ii. Elizabeth GRINNELL was born ABT 1687 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, and died 20 JAN 1747 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

+ 28 iii. Priscilla GRINNELL was born ABT 1689 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, and died 11 JAN 1770 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

+ 29 iv. Pabody GRINNELL was born ABT 1691 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, and died 5 AUG 1767 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

30 v. Lydia GRINNELL was born ABT 1693 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, and died BEF NOV 1726 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph CLARK 25 SEP 1712 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

31 vi. Rebecca GRINNELL was born ABT 1695 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, and died AFT 6 OCT 1762 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married John DOUD BEF NOV 1726. She married Gideon WELLMAN 13 FEB 1741 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

32 vii. Sarah GRINNELL was born ABT 1698 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, and died AFT 19 JUN 1754 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married John BROOKER 29 APR 1717 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He was born 9 JUL 1695 in Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 14 DEC 1731. She married John PIKE 27 NOV 1740 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph NETTLETON 19 JUN 1754 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He was born ABT 1683, and died 20 OCT 1767 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

33 viii. George GRINNELL was born 12 APR 1702 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, and died 11 NOV 1759 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Mary BULL 31 JAN 1725 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, daughter of EDWARD BULL and MARY POST. She was born 22 APR 1708 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 20 SEP 1775 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

34 ix. Daniel GRINNELL was born 11 JAN 1708 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died BEF NOV 1726.

35 x. Jemima GRINNELL was born 26 JAN 1705 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 3 FEB 1762 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Abraham CHALKER 4 MAR 1723 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of Abraham CHALKER and Deborah BARBER. He died 20 SEP 1783 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mayflower Ancestors (Rev.) HAPPY THANKSGIVING

My grandparents bought this tile in England over 40 years ago. When my grandfather died, the tile was one of the things I wanted. I keep it on a table, and it's a nice reminder of my two ancestors who were on the Mayflower:



John Alden m. Priscilla Mullins
Elizabeth Alden m. William Pabodie
Lydia Pabodie m. Daniel Grinnell
Mary Grinnell m. Robert Lay
Daniel Lay m. Anne / Hannah Bull
Daniel Lay m. Hannah Stannard
Daniel Lay m. Anna Brown
Huldah Lay m. Alexander Farmer
John Nelson Farmer m. Lana Scrambling /Schrambling
Sarah Belle Farmer m. Yates Adams
Marjorie Anderson Adams m. Clarence F. Poole
John A. Poole m. Jane T. Bishop
Barbara Poole

William Mullins m. Alice Poretiers?
Priscilla Mullins m. John Alden
Elizabeth Alden m. William Pabodie
Lydia Pabodie m. Daniel Grinnell
Mary Grinnell m. Robert Lay
Daniel Lay m. Anne / Hannah Bull
Daniel Lay m. Hannah Stannard
Daniel Lay m. Anna Brown
Huldah Lay m. Alexander Farmer
John Nelson Farmer m. Lana Scrambling /Schrambling
Sarah Belle Farmer m. Yates Adams
Marjorie Anderson Adams m. Clarence F. Poole
John A. Poole m. Jane T. Bishop
Barbara Poole

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYBODY

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday -- Newhall of Malden, Massachusetts


Lieut. Thomas Newhall
Born: November 1653
Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts

Died: July 13, 1728
Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

His wife,
Rebeckah Greene Newhall
Rebeckah Green
Born: About 1653
Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

Died: 25 May 1726
Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts


They are my 7th great-grandparents.

The Newhall's buried side by side.
Bell Rock Cemetery, Malden, Massachusetts
Above are the foot stones for Thomas and Rebeckah.

Fiske of Lowell, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

WILLIAM O. FISKE
BVT BRIGADIER GENERAL
U.S.V

JUNE 4, 1838
FEB 2, 1886

HIS WIFE, MARY AUGUSTA FISKE, BELOW
MARY AUGUSTA
WIFE OF
WILLIAM O. FISKE
DIED APR. 19, 1876
AGED 27 YRS.


BURIED AT LOWELL CEMETERY, LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

Sunday, November 20, 2011

RootsWeb -- Have You Used This Source?

This past week has been busy, as I helped 12 people who contacted me via the FREE RootsWeb site. Below is a screen shot of my email archived files for this week. The six queries are for various surnames, others were placed in individual labeled files; two in the Westover file, one in Canadian and two in the Scrambling file, so a total of 11. I never paid much attention to totals or how many I helped until yesterday. Just recently I began asking people if they found me through my Blog or RootsWeb. All of them said RootsWeb. If you help people, you know the conversation thread usually goes back and forth with the exchange of information, so the entire process can take days to come to a conclusion. All my RootsWeb correspondence is archived, so in the past five or so years with Gmail, I've helped about 560 people.

If you don't use RootsWeb, I hope you try it. It's a nice place to put your GEDCOM, for others to see, and 72 Saturday Surname entries for my Blog was done through RootsWeb, I prepare their Register report and copy my data to the blog. Easy, easy.

An example of a RootsWeb report using their Register format is below.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

1.ALEXANDER F. FARMER was born 5 MAR 1814 in Canada or New York, and died 27 JAN 1864 in Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married HULDAH S. LAY ABT 1833 in (Prob.) New York, daughter of DANIEL LAY and ANNA BROWN. She was born 5 SEP 1817 in Niagara Co., New York, and died 11 SEP 1902 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan.
  
Children of ALEXANDER F. FARMER and HULDAH S. LAY are:
+2  i.Louisa J. FARMER was born 25 OCT 1835 in New York, and died 8 JAN 1912 in Johnstown, Barry, Michigan.
+3  ii.JOHN NELSON FARMER was born 3 MAR 1839 in Wilson, Niagara Co., New York, and died 27 JUL 1892 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
+4  iii.Charles M. FARMER was born 21 NOV 1842 in Michigan, and died 6 JUN 1893 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
 5  iv.Emily A. FARMER was born 14 MAY 1845 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 29 JAN 1866 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
+6  v.Daniel Emory FARMER was born 14 MAY 1846 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 23 AUG 1907 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

2.Louisa J. FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER1) was born 25 OCT 1835 in New York, and died 8 JAN 1912 in Johnstown, Barry, Michigan. She was buried in Banfield Cemetery, Banfield, Barry Co., Michigan. She married Seneca P. IDEN 1856. He was born MAR 1830 in New York, and died 5 APR 1903 in Bedford, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in Banfield Cemetery, Banfield, Barry Co., Michigan.
  
Children of Louisa J. FARMER and Seneca P. IDEN are:
 7  i.Francis E. IDEN was born OCT 1858, and died 22 AUG 1869 in Hohnstown, Michigan.
+8  ii.Clarence E. IDEN was born OCT 1859 in Johnstown, Barry, Michigan, and died 23 DEC 1924 in Bedford Twp., Calhoun, Michigan.

3.JOHN NELSON FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER1) was born 3 MAR 1839 in Wilson, Niagara Co., New York, and died 27 JUL 1892 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried 29 JUL 1892 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married LANY \ LANA A. SCRAMBLING 18 SEP 1862 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of JACOB S. SCRAMBLING and SARAH VAN WOERT. She was born 14 AUG 1841 in Otsego Co., New York, and died 9 SEP 1872 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried 26 SEP 1872 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married MARY C. SCRAMBLING 9 NOV 1873 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Henry William SCRAMBLING and Mary P. JOHNSON. She was born 18 FEB 1843 in Charleston, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 16 JUN 1913 in W. LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried 18 JUN 1913 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
  
Children of JOHN NELSON FARMER and LANY \ LANA A. SCRAMBLING are:
+9  i.SARAH BELLE FARMER was born 26 SEP 1864 in Battle Creek area, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 4 JAN 1931 in Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois.
 10  ii.Mary Nancy FARMER was born 3 MAR 1867 in Michigan, and died 14 APR 1868 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.
 11  iii.Elsie FARMER was born 27 AUG 1871 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 8 SEP 1871 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.

4.Charles M. FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER1) was born 21 NOV 1842 in Michigan, and died 6 JUN 1893 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery/aka Kelsey Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married Arcena Estella ALDRICH 18 MAY 1870 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Amos Nelson ALDRICH and Margaret A. HEATH. She was born 1 MAR 1851 in Charleston Twp., Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 1 APR 1920 in Newton Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried in Newton Cemetery, Newton, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan.
  
Child of Charles M. FARMER and Arcena Estella ALDRICH is:
 12  i.Clayton F. FARMER was born 5 DEC 1879 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 3 MAR 1899 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan.

6.Daniel Emory FARMER (ALEXANDER F. FARMER1) was born 14 MAY 1846 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 23 AUG 1907 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan. He was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan. He married Belinda MUTTON 6 JUL 1887 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Charles MUTTON and Anne HARVEY. She was born DEC 1857 in Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada, and died AFT 1938 in of Stohrville Twp., Harper Co., Kansas. He married Nancy A. HOAG 17 NOV 1867 in LeRoy, Calhoun Co., Michigan, daughter of Charles HOAG and Polly w\o Charles HOAG. She was born 10 MAR 1850 in Michigan, and died 29 JUL 1879 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. She was buried in W. LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy Twp., Calhoun Co., Michigan.
  
Child of Daniel Emory FARMER and Belinda MUTTON is:
+13  i.Francis Arthur FARMER was born 6 AUG 1895 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, and died 22 APR 1969 in of Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.

Children of Daniel Emory FARMER and Nancy A. HOAG are:
+14  i.Frederick Emery FARMER was born 14 AUG 1868 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 4 MAR 1951 in Los Angeles Co., California.
 15  ii.Burton W. FARMER was born 12 JUL 1870 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, and died 24 AUG 1872 in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan.

Obituaries -- Lowell, Massachusetts

The below listed names were taken from The Lowell Sun newspaper's obituary section. The names are often printed on two days, I am only listing them once.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
PAULINE L. HARTZ, OF PELHAM; LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND GREAT-GRANDMOTHER; 87
MARK BRENDAN CONNELL, OF TYNGSBOROUGH, MA, NAVY VET
LISA J. (LePORTE) McKEON, OF LOWELL, LOVING WIFE, DAUGHTER, AND SISTER; 52

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
CATHERINE E. BURKE, TEACHER IN THE WOBURN SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR OVER 45 YEARS; 90
COLLEENA M. McANDREW, OF TYNGSBOROUGH, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND SISTER; 68
ROGER R. BIGOLD, OF DRACUT, LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, BROTHER, AND FRIEND; 56
RITA J. MARTIN, OF DRACUT, CRYPTOGRAPHER WWII
MYRTLE 'CONNIE' C. BRIEN, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND GREAT-GRANDMOTHER; 96
KIMBERLY C. 'KIMMY' MARSDEN, SPECIAL-ED TEACHER AT LOWELL SCHOOL; 48
NANCY H. TAYLOR, OF TEWKSBURY, RETIRED BAYBANK MIDDLESEX TELLER; AGE 92
PATRICIA MILLER, OF BILLERICA, WAS VETERINARY TECHNICIAN; 65

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
CHARLOTTE C. (CRONIN) QUINN, OF LEOMINSTER; 87
BARBARA BERKE (TOLAND) WILCOX, LOWELL, MA NATIVE, ACCOMPLISHED PIANIST; 78
REV. JOHN F. McHUGH, OMI, MISSIONARY OBLATE PRIEST FOR 38 YEARS
FLORRIE (LEVETT) DAVIDSON, OF TEWKSBURY, MA; 90
JIMMIE (MOSS) BEENE, OF GROTON, MA; 87
ANTHONY JASON CHARLES MENTAS, FORMERLY OF LOWELL, MA
ALFRED J. THERRIEN, WWII DISABLED VETERAN, MASS. SOCIAL WORKER; 88
BIENVENIDA "BENI" FIGUEROA, RESIDENT OF LOWELL; AGE 77
FRANCIS L. McNAMARA, OF DRACUT, MA; 60
JOAN D. JOHNSON, RESIDENT OF LOWELL, MA; 66
ROLAND A. LEBEL, JR., PROUD ARMY VETERAN; 57
HECTOR ORLANDO COLON, JR., OF LOWELL, INFANT SON

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
DONALD LLOYD POLGLASE OF TEWKSBURY, MA; 84
DIANE N. (NOTINI) LOUGHRAN, OF LOWELL, RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER; 64
YVETTE R. BEAUDRY, DRACUT NATIVE; 90
MARIE C. HORAN  1924 - 2011
JUNE M. (GRYNKIEWICZ) KELLY, OF BILLERICA; 58

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
JOHN C. O'CONNELL, JR., OF TEWKSBURY, MA, AGE 82, RETIRED PANDELL-BRADFORD CO. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
SHARON L. O'BRIEN, OF LOWELL; 61
DIGNA E. KURS, RETIRED FROM JOHN HANOCK INSURANCE; 92
JOAN M. (NELSON) MAHER, OF BILLERICA, LOVING WIFE, MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER; 70
ROSEMARY "BUTTONS" PAYNE, OF BILLERICA, MA; 74
JEROME ALEXANDER, OF LOWELL, MA AND WEST HAVEN, CT; 61


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
MARY M. (MURPHY) WILSON OF BILLERICA, MA; 76
JOHN T. HAINES, AGE 56, DEVOTED HUSBAND, FATHER AND GRANDFATHER
CLAIRE R. BOUDREAU, OF AYER, MA; FORMERLY OF LITTLETON; 67
VIRGINIA C. (CARPENTER) DESCHENE, OF DRACUT, MA; 95
MARY V. WIROLL, FORMER BILLERICA SELECTWOMAN; 81
JOYCE E. (ECKERSON) COLT; OF NASHUA, NH; 81


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011
DESIDERO N. 'DESI' MENESES, OF LOWELL; 80
CAMILLE JULIETTE PAYETTE, FORMER LONGTIME RESIDENT OF LOWELL; 92
EDWARD A. OFRIA, OF DRACUT; 76
DONALD E. FLOYD, FORMER LONGTIME RESIDENT OF WESTFORD; 91
ANDREW A. MAURO, LONGTIME RESIDENT OF AYER; 62
STANLEY F. RODZIEWICZ, OF DRACUT, WWII NAVY VETERAN; 83
THOMAS P. DONLAN, LONGTIME RESIDENT OF CHELMSFORD; 56
WILLIAM CORNELIUS COLLINS, LOWELL SCHOOL COMMITTEE, BUSINESS OWNER; 84


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011
PATRICIA A. DAVAN, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AUNT, FRIEND; 72
GEORGETTE L. THEROUX, LOVING MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, AND SISTER; 83
EMILE T. DUMONT, WAS CHELMSFORD BAKER; BUSINESS DEVELOPER; 83
SISTER MARIE GERMAINE SIROIS, SUSC, ESTELLE SIROIS; 88
JOHN 'JACK' FRANCIS BASTIAN, LIFETIME MEMBER OF CHELMSFORD LODGE OF ELKS