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Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Surname Saturday -- Massey of Salem, MA

Massey is one of my oldest lines in Massachusetts. My direct lines are in green and if you would like sources or information, please contact me.



Generation No. 1


1.JEFFREY MASSEY was born ABT 1591 in of Knutsford, County Cheshire, England, and died 9 NOV 1676 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married ELLEN FOX 1631 in Poss. Wyenbury, Cheshire, England. She died 1679.
Child of JEFFREY MASSEY and ELLEN FOX was:
+2  i.JOHN MASSEY was born 1631 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 SEP 1710 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 2


2.JOHN MASSEY (JEFFREY MASSEY1) was born 1631 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 SEP 1710 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married SARAH WELLS 27 APR 1658 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of THOMAS WELLS and ABIGAIL WARNER. She died AFT 1704.
Children of JOHN MASSEY and SARAH WELLS were:
3  i.Jeffrey MASSEY was born 14 MAY 1664, and died 10 MAR 1716 in Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Margaret ALLEN. He married Martha AUGER 9 NOV 1700 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
4  ii.John MASSEY was born 6 OCT 1665, and died AFT 1739.
5  iii.Daniell MASSEY was born 6 MAR 1666, and died 16 OCT 1702 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
6  iv.Thomas MASSEY was born 5 DEC 1667, and died 19 DEC 1667 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+7  v.SARAH MASSEY was born 25 JUL 1669 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 NOV 1728 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
8  vi.Abigail MASSEY was born 26 DEC 1671 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 DEC 1738. She married Hilliard WILLIAMS. She married Jonathan ARCHER 8 NOV 1699.
9  vii.Thomas MASSEY was born 8 MAR 1673, and died 12 NOV 1676.
10  viii.Thomas MASSEY was born 22 MAR 1674, and died 21 NOV 1673 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
11  ix.Thomas MASSEY was born 1677, and died AFT 1730. He married Abigail WILLIAMS 3 JAN 1698 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary WILLIAMS (HOLL) BEF 1717 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
12  x.Nathaniel MASSEY was born ABT 1679, and died 17 OCT 1739 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Rebecca TOMPKINS 4 NOV 1708 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She died 1735.



Generation No. 3


7.SARAH MASSEY (JOHN MASSEY2, JEFFREY MASSEY1) was born 25 JUL 1669 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 NOV 1728 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Charter Street Cemetery, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married MILES WARD 16 SEP 1697 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of JOSHUA WARD and HANNAH FLINT. He was born 11 MAR 1674 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 AUG 1764 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Charter Street Cemetery, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of SARAH MASSEY and MILES WARD were:
13  i.Joshua WARD was born 15 AUG 1699 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 DEC 1779 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah TREVETT 17 SEP 1722 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Lydia Burrill HAWKES 21 JAN 1745 in Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+14  ii.MILES WARD was born 18 APR 1704 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 JUN 1792 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
15  iii.John WARD was born 7 JUL 1707 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Hannah HIGGINSON 26 SEP 1734 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
16  iv.Ebenezer WARD was born 10 APR 1710 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 MAR 1791 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Rachel PICKMAN 23 OCT 1735 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was born ABT 1718, and died 7 JAN 1789 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cary Memorial Library, aka Lexington Library, Lexington, Massachusetts -- Genealogy and History Room

 Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

The library has three rooms containing genealogical information. The room above (and below) is always locked and you need to speak to the Reference Librarian about using them. About ten years ago, you could just walk in, but not now. The yellow room is open and is often used for research or studying. It also houses old yearbooks, including the 3 that I am in. The third room was being used for a meeting, therefore, I didn't take photos.





Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday Tombstone -- Van Woert of New York


ADRIAN VAN WOERT
DIED
14 Mar 1884
(My 3rd great-granduncle)
----
MARIA VAN WOERT
DIED
13 Mar 1887 (Unable to read)
MARY E. VAN WOERT
DIED
JAN. 14, 1918
AE 43 YRS. 5 MOS.
(GRANDDAUGHTER to ADRIAN VAN WOERT)
CHARLES M. VAN WOERT
DIED
FEB. 20, 1878
AE 24 YRS. 4
MONTHS.
Three Mile Bay Cemetery, Watertown, New York
Photos taken by David Derrigo (permission given to use)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Phelps from Connecticut and Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

Last week I posted the early Phelps of Essex County, Massachusetts. Today is another Phelps family, this one from Connecticut and Massachusetts. You can understand why I sometimes get confused. My direct lines are in green.




Generation No. 1


1.WILLIAM PHELPS (WILLIAM PHELPS1) was born ABT 1593 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, and died 14 JUL 1672 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married MARY ABT 1618 in England. She died 13 AUG 1626 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. He married Mary DOVER 1638 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She died 30 AUG 1689 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Anne.
Children of WILLIAM PHELPS and MARY were:
2  i.William PHELPS was born ABT 9 SEP 1618 in Crewkerne, England, and died 17 FEB 1681 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Isabel WILSON 4 JUN 1645 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She died BEF 20 DEC 1676. He married Sarah PINNEY 20 DEC 1676 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of Humphrey PINNEY and Mary HULL. She was born 19 NOV 1648.
3  ii.Samuel PHELPS was born ABT 5 AUG 1621 in Crewkerne, England, and died 15 MAY 1669 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah GRISWOLD 10 NOV 1650 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of EDWARD GRISWOLD and MARGARET HICKS. She was born ABT 29 JAN 1631 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England, and died 6 NOV 1715.
+4  iii.NATHANIEL PHELPS was born ABT 6 MAR 1625 in Crewkerne, England, and died 27 MAY 1702 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.

Children of WILLIAM PHELPS and Mary DOVER were:
5  i.Cornelius PHELPS was born ABT 13 OCT 1627 in Crewkerne, England.
6  ii.Mary PHELPS was born ABT 13 NOV 1628 in Crewkerne, England.
7  iii.Mary PHELPS was born ABT 6 DEC 1629 in Crewkerne, England.
8  iv.Sarah PHELPS was born ABT 1632, and died 10 JUL 1659 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married William WADE 9 JUN 1658 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+9  v.Timothy PHELPS was born 1 SEP 1639 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1719 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
10  vi.Mary PHELPS was born 2 MAR 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1687. She married Thomas BARBER 17 DEC 1663 in Windsor / Simsbury, Connecticut, son of Thomas BARBER and Jane. He was born 14 JUL 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Child of WILLIAM PHELPS and Anne was:
11  i.Joseph PHELPS was born ABT 13 NOV 1628. He married Hannah NEWTON. He married Mary SALMON.



Generation No. 2


4.NATHANIEL PHELPS (WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1) was born ABT 6 MAR 1625 in Crewkerne, England, and died 27 MAY 1702 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married ELIZABETH COPLEY 17 SEP 1650 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She was born 1622, and died 6 DEC 1712 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of NATHANIEL PHELPS and ELIZABETH COPLEY were:
12  i.Mary PHELPS was born 21 JAN 1651 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 15 APR 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Matthew CLESSON 12 DEC 1670 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
13  ii.Nathaniel PHELPS was born 2 APR 1653 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 30 JUN 1719 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Grace MARTIN 27 AUG 1676 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She died 20 AUG 1727 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
14  iii.Abigail PHELPS was born 5 APR 1655 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 26 AUG 1756 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married John ALVORD BET 1675 AND 1680 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, son of ALEXANDER ALVORD and MARY VORE. He was born 12 AUG 1649 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 27 MAR 1727 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
+15  iv.WILLIAM PHELPS was born 22 JUN 1657 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 JAN 1745 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
16  v.Thomas PHELPS was born 20 MAY 1661 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
17  vi.Mercy PHELPS was born 16 MAY 1662 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 15 JUL 1662 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.

9.Timothy PHELPS (WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1) was born 1 SEP 1639 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1719 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Mary GRISWOLD 19 MAR 1662 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of EDWARD GRISWOLD and MARGARET HICKS. She was born 5 OCT 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Child of Timothy PHELPS and Mary GRISWOLD was:
+18  i.William PHELPS.



Generation No. 3


15.WILLIAM PHELPS (NATHANIEL PHELPS3, WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1) was born 22 JUN 1657 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 JAN 1745 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married ABIGAIL STEBBINS 30 MAY 1678 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN STEBBINS and ABIGAIL BARTLETT. She was born 24 SEP 1660 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died DEC 1748 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of WILLIAM PHELPS and ABIGAIL STEBBINS were:
19  i.Abigail PHELPS was born 3 AUG 1679 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph PARSONS 15 SEP 1697 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.
20  ii.Elizabeth PHELPS was born 4 FEB 1682 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Benjamin KNOWLTON 27 MAY 1708. He was born in of Springfield, Massachusetts.
+21  iii.WILLIAM PHELPS was born 16 APR 1684 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 JUN 1755 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
22  iv.Mary PHELPS was born 3 JAN 1688 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Ebenezer BURT 30 NOV 1721.
23  v.Nathaniel PHELPS was born 5 OCT 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 FEB 1774 in East Granby, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Catherine KING 25 MAY 1730, daughter of JOHN KING and MEHITABLE POMEROY. She was born 17 AUG 1701 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
24  vi.Deborah PHELPS was born 17 MAR 1694 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Jonathan BURT 1722.
25  vii.Ebenezer PHELPS was born OCT 1697 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 MAR 1769 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Maria AUSTIN. He married Sarah LANGDON 1740, daughter of Joseph LANGDON and Susannah ROOT. She was born 29 APR 1685 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 21 MAY 1751.
26  viii.Joseph Austin PHELPS was born 5 DEC 1699 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1779. He married Hannah 1730. She was born ABT 1717, and died NOV 1773.
27  ix.Mercy PHELPS was born 4 MAR 1703 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Thomas BURT 10 DEC 1730.

18.William PHELPS (Timothy PHELPS3, WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1). He married Abigail MUDGE.
Child of William PHELPS and Abigail MUDGE was:
+28  i.Caleb PHELPS.



Generation No. 4


21.WILLIAM PHELPS (WILLIAM PHELPS4, NATHANIEL PHELPS3, WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1) was born 16 APR 1684 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 JUN 1755 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married THANKFUL EDWARDS 1706 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, daughter of BENJAMIN EDWARDS and THANKFUL SHELDON. She was born 6 DEC 1688 in Springfield, Hampden Co. Massachusetts, and died 22 DEC 1766 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of WILLIAM PHELPS and THANKFUL EDWARDS were:
29  i.Thankful Edwards PHELPS was born 17 DEC 1707 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 FEB 1708 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
30  ii.Eliakim PHELPS was born 17 JAN 1709 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 MAR 1777 in Belchertown, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Lydia RUST 11 JAN 1730. He married Elizabeth DAVIS AFT 1753.
31  iii.Thankful PHELPS was born 20 JUL 1710 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1783 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married CALEB POMEROY 15 NOV 1733 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, son of ELTWEED POMEROY and MARGERY ROCKETT. He was born ABT 6 MAR 1641 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 18 NOV 1691.
32  iv.Benjamin PHELPS was born 10 MAR 1713 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Rachel BROWN 24 JUN 1731.
33  v.Josiah PHELPS was born 10 MAR 1716 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
34  vi.Eunice PHELPS was born APR 1720 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married John WAIT 1742.
+35  vii.LOIS PHELPS was born 1725 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 APR 1779.
36  viii.Experience PHELPS was born 17 MAR 1727 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1766 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Preserved BARTLETT 3 NOV 1754 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
37  ix.Joseph PHELPS was born 1728, and died 20 DEC 1773 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah CADWELL 2 DEC 1763 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Eunice LUSK 20 OCT 1770.
38  x.William PHELPS was born 12 SEP 1731 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Abigail.
39  xi.Elnathan PHELPS was born 18 FEB 1734 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 JAN 1813 in Pownal, Bennington Co., Vermont. He married Eleanor BRIDGMAN 15 DEC 1757. He married Sarah 15 FEB 1776.

28.Caleb PHELPS (William PHELPS4, Timothy PHELPS3, WILLIAM PHELPS2, WILLIAM PHELPS1). He married Mary MOORE.
Child of Caleb PHELPS and Mary MOORE was:
+40  i.George PHELPS.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tombstsone Tuesday -- Fish of Watertown, New York


For more information about Albert Fish, see HERE.
ALBERT FISH
DIED
DEC. 8, 1903
AGED
68 YEARS.
HARRIET K. VAN WOERT
HIS WIFE
DIED JULY 26, 1885.
AGED 46 1 MO.
AND 2 DAYS.
Foot stones for Albert and 1st wife Harriet (top photo)

Nellie C. (above) and Mary (below) were also Albert's wives.
Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, New York
Photos taken by David Derrigo (permission given to use)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Albert Fish -- Was he a Serial Killer?

The lovely photo, from an old glass negative, (enlarged below) was sent to me by David, who lives in Watertown, New York. He found an Albert Fish in my genealogy, and since that is the name on the gate in this photo, he wondered if it was the same person. Yes, I had an Albert Fish, and I knew he married Harriet Van Woert, but I didn't know anything about him. Only that Harriet's parents were buried at the Three-Mile Bay Cemetery in New York, not too far from this Brookside Cemetery in Watertown.


Of course I had to find out more about Albert, so I did a google search, and within seconds, I read, "real life Hannibal Lecter," "Profile of a Serial Killer" and a few other horror titles. The Wikipedia article is very long, and terribly graphic, that I didn't even finish reading it. I am warning you about this, but if you like, "Criminal Minds," you might be able to stomach it. Luckily for my family, that Albert chose his name, and he is in no way related to mine, whew.


To give my Albert some credit, I found online, "ALBERT FISH, a worthy and respected citizen of Watertown, now deceased, belonged to a family which has been for one hundred years resident in Jefferson county. His grandfather, Ebenezer Fish, lived in Rhode Island, and was the father of a son, Furman. The latter, in his youth, came to Jefferson county and settled on Dry Hill, in the town of Watertown. He was a farmer and combined with his agricultural pursuits the occupation of a tanner and currier, and operated a tannery several years at Tylerville. He was a prominent man in the community and took a leading part in local affairs. In 1859 he was a member of the state assembly. He married Caroline Rose, and seven children were horn to them, four of whom are living. Mr. Fish died in 1890. at an advanced age. leaving a name respected by all. 

Albert Fish, son of Furman and Caroline (Rose) Fish, was torn in Tylerville and received his primary education in the common schools, afterward attending the high school in Watertown. Until reaching the age of thirty, he remained at home assisting his father in the labors and management of the farm. In 1865 he went to Three Mile Bay as railroad agent, a position which he held for twelve years and at the end of that time was compelled to resign in consequence of impaired health. He was for many years a resident of Watertown, and some time since retired from active business but was closely identified with a number of the financial institutions of the city. He was one of the first directors of the Stiles and Fladd Press Company and one of the incorporators of the Union Carriage and Gear Company, in which he subsequently held the office of vice president and in which he was a director at the time of his death. He was one of the directors of the National Union Bank and also of the Watertown Savings Bank. He was an active member of the Baptist church at Three Mile Bay. in which he served as deacon for many years. He died December 8. 1903. at his home in Watertown. 

Mr. Fish was thrice married. His first wife was Harriet Van "Woert, by whom he was the father of one daughter. Carrie Maria, who is now the wife of Charles FI. Hyde, of Watertown. After the death of his first wife Mr. Fish married Mrs. Nellie (Jewett) Reed. and. on being again left a widower, espoused Mary Bort Lawyer, who is still living. Mrs. Hyde is the mother of two sons and three daughters, namely : Alice Harriet. Albert Charles. Dorcas May, Margaret Elizabeth and Wallace Theodore."

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Surname -- Phelps of Essex Co., Massachusestts

I have two lines of Phelps. This one in Essex Co., MA., the other Windsor, CT > Northampton, MA. If you would like sources or additional information, please contact me. My direct lines are in green.




Generation No. 1


1.EDWARD PHELPS was born ABT 1620 in of Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 OCT 1689 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married ELIZABETH ADAMS 1651 in Newbury / Andover, Massachusetts, daughter of ROBERT ADAMS and ELEANOR WILMOT. She was born ABT 1624 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 4 MAY 1718 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of EDWARD PHELPS and ELIZABETH ADAMS were:
+2  i.Elizabeth PHELPS was born 1646 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 JUL 1692 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
3  ii.Edward PHELPS was born ABT 1650.
4  iii.Samuel PHELPS was born 1651 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 JAN 1746 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah CHANDLER 29 MAY 1682 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
5  iv.Bridget PHELPS was born ABT 1652.
6  v.John PHELPS was born 15 DEC 1657 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 JUN 1677 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
7  vi.Eleanor PHELPS was born 1660 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married William CHANDLER 21 APR 1687 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+8  vii.EDWARD PHELPS was born 1663 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 30 NOV 1748 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts or Andover.


Generation No. 2


2.Elizabeth PHELPS (EDWARD PHELPS1) was born 1646 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 JUL 1692 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married JOSEPH BALLARD 28 FEB 1665 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of WILLIAM BALLARD and GRACE BERWICK. He was born ABT 1645 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 SEP 1722 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of Elizabeth PHELPS and JOSEPH BALLARD were:
9  i.Joseph BALLARD was born 26 JAN 1667 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 SEP 1732 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Rebecca JOHNSON 17 AUG 1698 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She died 22 JAN 1754.
10  ii.Elizabeth BALLARD was born ABT 1669 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died MAY 1706.
11  iii.Ellenor BALLARD was born 24 AUG 1672 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 NOV 1707 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married John JOHNSON 13 SEP 1689 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
12  iv.William BALLARD was born 3 DEC 1674 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 SEP 1707 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
13  v.Hannah BALLARD was born 17 JUL 1677 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
14  vi.Dorothy BALLARD was born 8 NOV 1679 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died in (Prob.) Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She married Joseph SIBSON. He died in (Prob.) Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
15  vii.Hezekiah BALLARD was born 22 MAR 1682 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 4 NOV 1751 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Rebecca DAVIS 13 MAY 1713 in (Prob.) Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was born ABT 1692 in Poss. Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 22 JAN 1754.
16  viii.Uriah BALLARD was born 16 NOV 1684 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 1765 in (Prob.) Wilton, New Hampshire. He married Elizabeth MANSUR ABT 18 OCT 1712 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was born in (Prob.) Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
17  ix.Tabitha BALLARD was born 19 MAR 1687 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 MAR 1687 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
18  x.Tabitha BALLARD was born 28 MAR 1688 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 24 FEB 1691 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
8.EDWARD PHELPS (EDWARD PHELPS1) was born 1663 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 30 NOV 1748 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts or Andover. He married RUTH ANDREWS 9 MAR 1682 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of ROBERT ANDREWS and GRACE. She was born 27 MAY 1664 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 FEB 1744 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
Children of EDWARD PHELPS and RUTH ANDREWS were:
+19  i.RUTH PHELPS was born 1 JUN 1684 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 DEC 1739 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
20  ii.Hannah PHELPS was born 4 NOV 1685 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 APR 1737. She married John FLETCHER 1712.
21  iii.Lydia PHELPS was born 16 JAN 1687 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1735. She married Josiah SAWTELL 4 FEB 1713 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
22  iv.Elizabeth PHELPS was born 27 JAN 1690 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 SEP 1770 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She married Samuel WILLARD 19 AUG 1717 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
23  v.Barsubah PHELPS was born 8 MAY 1692 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 24 FEB 1694 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
24  vi.Edward PHELPS was born 20 MAR 1693 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1784 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary BENNETT 24 NOV 1718, daughter of THOMAS BENNETT and MARY BOOTH. She was born 31 AUG 1693 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
25  vii.Bathsheba PHELPS was born 7 MAR 1695 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married John BENNETT 23 JUL 1718.
26  viii.Robert PHELPS was born 8 MAY 1699 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1749 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Dorothy.
27  ix.Sarah PHELPS was born 1700 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 JUN 1776. She married Benjamin Goodridge \ GOODRICH 8 APR 1730.
28  x.Joshua PHELPS was born 1701 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Rebecca.
29  xi.Rebecca PHELPS was born ABT 1703 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph WILSON 21 SEP 1726 in Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.


Generation No. 3


19.RUTH PHELPS (EDWARD PHELPS2, EDWARD PHELPS1) was born 1 JUN 1684 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 DEC 1739 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in the Old Settlers Burial Yard, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She married THOMAS CARTER 25 DEC 1706 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of SAMUEL CARTER and EUNICE BROOKS. He was born 3 APR 1682 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 31 MAR 1738 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in the Old Settlers Burial Yard, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
Children of RUTH PHELPS and THOMAS CARTER were:
30  i.Ruth CARTER was born 26 APR 1708 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 AUG 1760.
+31  ii.Abigail CARTER was born 29 DEC 1711 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 OCT 1804 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
+32  iii.John CARTER was born 23 APR 1713 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 MAY 1766 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
33  iv.Thomas CARTER was born 30 APR 1716 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 MAR 1802. He married Betty SAWYER 19 JAN 1739.
34  v.Elizabeth CARTER was born 17 JAN 1718 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph OSGOOD FEB 1740.
35  vi.James CARTER was born 8 FEB 1720 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 15 JUL 1800. He married Prudence SAWYER 29 MAR 1744. He married Mary WALKER 2 JUN 1747.
+36  vii.SARAH CARTER was born 10 NOV 1725 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 31 MAR 1799 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
37  viii.Phenihas CARTER was born 5 DEC 1727. He married Mary SAWYER 22 FEB 1738.