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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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Family, Genealogy and High School gatherings are similar



Family gatherings and genealogy conferences are similar to high school reunions. At least I think so. I haven’t been to a family gathering in many years, due to my small family and distance, and I've gone to genealogy conferences, but I just attended my first high school reunion. Hold on….my 50th.

There is only reason I went, my girl-friend wanted to go, and really wanted me to attend. I was hesitate, because I hardly knew anybody, first 50 years ago was a very long time, who would remember me, and why should they? I was only a student there for my senior year, a total of 9 months. All their friendships had been formed, many since first grade, and since I moved around afterwards, including living in Virginia for 20 years, I only had one good friend. Anyway, we went.

Chelmsford. MA is only a few miles away, and we were at the Country Club within minutes. With a pit in my stomach, and scared to death, I thought of  Gini Webb’s (genealogy friend) personal message to me regarding her recent reunion. I can only think, this is what it is like for all those people attending a genealogy conference, seminar/lecture or a family reunion, when you don’t know anybody. It is awful.

When we walked in, I saw some men, none looked familiar, nor their names. Fortunately, the women came over to great us, all knew who I was! I knew all their names, but could only place a few of the faces. They were so friendly, and very surprised to learn that I had only attended that one year. Later, I couldn't believe the nice time I had; it would have been my loss if I had stayed home. So, don’t stay home. Just go to whatever event you want to go to. People won’t bite.

The saddest thing was the reading of names of classmates who have passed away, quite a few recently. It was a real wake-up call. The best thing was, Judi, at my table mentioned her daughter-in-law was into genealogy. Within seconds, I whipped out my genealogy business card and gave it to her. Then, when I got home, I discovered one of my class-mates wrote on her information sheet that her hobby is genealogy…yes, I will be writing her.

I recently read my yearbook information again, this being the page where the staff wrote something about me. It said, "Barb--neat, tidy and well-groomed --  manner reserved and well poised -- Lexington's loss and Chelmsford's gain” The Class Will said, “leaves her friendly manner to” ___(withheld), one of the popular girls of the Jr. class. I think after 7-8 months of knowing me, they had me down pat. So when I saw a few of the ladies and told them how much that meant to me, then thanked them. Again, please go to your reunion, your old friends or family members may not be around the next time there is one, enjoy them now.

Lowell, MA Sunday Sights -- James McNeil Whistler House and Park






 
 



Saturday, September 29, 2012

Buell of Connecticut -- Surname Saturday

Once again, I'm posting another old Connecticut family of mine. The names in All Caps and in green are my direct lines. Their locations are Windsor, Simsbury, and Killingworth, Connecticut. If you have this line and would like my sources, please contact me.



Generation No. 1

1.WILLIAM BUELL was born ABT 1610 in of Yorkshire, England, and died 23 NOV 1681 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married MARY POST 18 NOV 1640 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She died ABT 1 SEP 1684 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of WILLIAM BUELL and MARY POST were:
+2  i.Samuel BUELL was born 2 SEP 1641 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 11 JUL 1720 in Killingworth (now Clinton), Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+3  ii.MARY BUELL was born 3 SEP 1642 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 24 JUN 1718 in East Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+4  iii.Peter BUELL was born 19 AUG 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 8 JAN 1730 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+5  iv.Hannah BUELL was born 8 JAN 1647 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 26 SEP 1704 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
6  v.Hepzibah BUELL was born 11 DEC 1649 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1734 in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts. She married Thomas WELLS. He was born 10 JUN 1652, and died 1691 in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts. She married Daniel BELDEN17 FEB 1699, son of William BELDEN and Tamasine SHERWOOD?. He was born 20 NOV 1648, and died 14 AUG 1732 in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.
7  vi.Sarah BUELL was born 21 MAR 1654 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died BET 11 JUN 1676 AND 29 AUG 1684.
8  vii.Abigail BUELL was born 12 FEB 1656 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 29 AUG 1684.



Generation No. 2

2.Samuel BUELL (WILLIAM BUELL1) was born 2 SEP 1641 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 11 JUL 1720 in Killingworth (now Clinton), Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Deborah GRISWOLD ABT 13 NOV 1662 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of EDWARD GRISWOLD and MARGARET HICKS. She was born ABT 28 JUN 1646 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 7 FEB 1719 in Killingworth (now Clinton), Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of Samuel BUELL and Deborah GRISWOLD were:
+9  i.Samuel BUELL was born 20 JUL 1663 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 2 NOV 1732 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
10  ii.Deborah BUELL was born 18 OCT 1665 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Nathaniel PORTER 1700, son of John PORTER.
11  iii.Hannah BUELL was born 6 SEP 1667 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
12  iv.Mary BUELL was born 28 NOV 1669 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Hezekiah PORTER BET 28 SEP 1699 AND 27 JUN 1700, son of John PORTER. He was born 9 NOV 1673, and died 29 JUN 1717.
13  v.John BUELL was born 17 FEB 1671 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 9 APR 1746 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Mary LOOMIS 20 NOV 1695 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of John LOOMIS. She was born 20 MAR 1672, and died 4 NOV 1768.
14  vi.Hannah BUELL was born 4 MAY 1674 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 29 SEP 1741. She married Joseph PORTER 5 DEC 1699, son of John PORTER.
15  vii.William BUELL was born 18 OCT 1676 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 7 APR 1763 in Lebanon, Connecticut. He married Elizabeth COLLIER 1705, daughter of Joseph COLLIER and Elizabeth SANFORD.
16  viii.David BUELL was born 15 FEB 1679 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 25 FEB 1749. He married Phebe FARMER 4 MAY 1701. She was born in of Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
17  ix.Josiah BUELL was born 17 MAR 1681 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 11 NOV 1732. He married Martha JEFFERS 20 JUN 1716. She died 19 JAN 1740.
18  x.Mehitable BUELL was born 22 AUG 1682 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 30 APR 1704.
19  xi.Peter BUELL was born 3 DEC 1684 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died MAR 1769 in Coventry, Connecticut. He married Hannah WELLES 8 DEC 1713, daughter of John WELLES and Mary HOLLISTER. She was born 22 NOV 1689, and died 20 FEB 1719.
20  xii.Benjamin BUELL was born 1686, and died MAR 1769 in Coventry, Connecticut. He married Hannah HUTCHINSON 28 JUN 1718.

3.MARY BUELL (WILLIAM BUELL1) was born 3 SEP 1642 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 24 JUN 1718 in East Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married SIMON MILLS 23 FEB 1660 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of JOHN MILL and WILMOTT FRENSHE. He died 8 JUL 1683 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Samuel BISSELL, son of John BISSELL. He died 3 DEC 1700.
Children of MARY BUELL and SIMON MILLS were:
21  i.Samuel MILLS was born 23 APR 1661 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 19 MAY 1661 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
22  ii.Simon MILLS was born 23 APR 1661 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+23  iii.Mary MILLS was born 8 DEC 1662 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 4 APR 1730 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+24  iv.HANNAH MILLS was born ABT 1665 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 5 MAY 1721 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
25  v.Simon MILLS was born 1 MAY 1667 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 8 JUL 1683.
+26  vi.John MILLS was born 23 JUN 1668 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 12 MAR 1698 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
27  vii.Sarah MILLS was born 16 SEP 1670 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 7 APR 1718 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Thomas ELLSWORTH BET 24 JUL 1691 AND 1696 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of Josiah ELLSWORTH and Elizabeth HOLCOMBE. He was born 2 SEP 1665 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 26 SEP 1750 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
28  viii.Abigail MILLS was born 1672 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died BET 1683 AND 24 JUL 1691.
29  ix.Elizabeth MILLS was born 1674 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died JAN 1777. She married Thomas HOSKINS 23 FEB 1699 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of Anthony HOSKINS and Isabel BROWN. He was born 14 MAR 1672 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1737 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
30  x.Prudence MILLS was born 1676 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died BET 6 JUL 1683 AND 6 SEP 1683.
31  xi.Simon MILLS was born 1678 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 9 APR 1718. He married Mary GAYLOR\GAYLORD.

4.Peter BUELL (WILLIAM BUELL1) was born 19 AUG 1644 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 8 JAN 1730 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Martha COZZENS 31 MAR 1670 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She died 22 MAY 1686 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Mary \ Mercy STRONG. She died 4 JUN 1688. He married Mary GILLETT 30 JUN 1698 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of Jonathan GILLETT and Mary KELSEY. She died 19 AUG 1734.
Children of Peter BUELL and Martha COZZENS were:
32  i.Peter BUELL was born 1671 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
33  ii.Abigail BUELL was born 17 MAY 1673 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
34  iii.Martha BUELL was born 27 DEC 1675 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
35  iv.Mary BUELL was born 23 DEC 1677 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
36  v.Sarah BUELL was born 22 JAN 1679 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
37  vi.Peter BUELL was born 2 APR 1681 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
38  vii.Ephraim BUELL was born 20 FEB 1683 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
39  viii.Hannah BUELL was born ABT 1684 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
40  ix.Samuel BUELL was born 10 MAY 1686 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Children of Peter BUELL and Mary GILLETT were:
41  i.Miriam BUELL was born ABT 1700 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
42  ii.William BUELL was born ABT 1701 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
43  iii.Jonathan BUELL was born ABT 1703 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
44  iv.Esther \ Hester BUELL was born ABT 1705 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

5.Hannah BUELL (WILLIAM BUELL1) was born 8 JAN 1647 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 26 SEP 1704 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Timothy PALMER 17 SEP 1663 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Child of Hannah BUELL and Timothy PALMER was:
45  i.Timothy PALMER was born 25 AUG 1664 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.



Generation No. 3

9.Samuel BUELL (Samuel BUELL2, WILLIAM BUELL1) was born 20 JUL 1663 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 2 NOV 1732 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Judith STEEVENS ABT 1686, daughter of William STEEVENS and Mary MEIGS. She was born 1 OCT 1668 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 31 OCT 1732 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of Samuel BUELL and Judith STEEVENS were:
46  i.Samuel BUELL was born 29 MAY 1687 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 15 JUN 1688.
47  ii.Samuel BUELL was born 18 MAR 1689/90 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
48  iii.Josiah BUELL was born 7 MAR 1692 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 9 NOV 1732 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Martha. She died 20 JAN 1740 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
49  iv.Deborah BUELL was born 24 JAN 1693/4 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
50  v.Mary\Marcy BUELL was born 17 MAY 1696 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
51  vi.Daniel BUELL was born 19 JUN 1698 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
52  vii.Nathaniel BUELL was born 29 SEP 1700 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
53  viii.Lydia BUELL was born 9 MAR 1702/3 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 8 AUG 1710.
54  ix.Mehitable BUELL was born 8 MAY 1705 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
55  x.Lucy BUELL was born 25 MAY 1708 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 8 AUG 1708.
56  xi.Joseph BUELL was born 24 AUG 1710 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

23.Mary MILLS (MARY BUELL2, WILLIAM BUELL1) was born 8 DEC 1662 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 4 APR 1730 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Samuel HUMPHREY ABT 1680 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of Michael HUMPHREY and Priscilla GRANT. He was born 15 MAY 1656 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 15 JUN 1736 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of Mary MILLS and Samuel HUMPHREY were:
57  i.Mary HUMPHREY was born 16 NOV 1681 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 18 JUL 1737. She married Bartholomew CASE 7 DEC 1699 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of JOHN CASE and SARAH SPENCER. He was born OCT 1670 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 25 OCT 1725 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
58  ii.Elizabeth HUMPHREY was born 22 APR 1684 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married John COLLIER JUL 1705, son of Goodman COLLIER.
59  iii.Samuel HUMPHREY was born 17 MAY 1686 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 16 OCT 1759. He married Hannah PHELPS 23 FEB 1710. She was born 25 OCT 1693, and died 15 OCT 1710. He married Lydia NORTH 6 DEC 1714. She died 8 AUG 1730. He married Mary TULLER 26 FEB 1713. She was born 27 NOV 1692. He married Mary ORTON 31 OCT 1731.
60  iv.Jonathan HUMPHREY was born 2 DEC 1688 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 14 JUN 1749. He married Mercy RUGGLES 30 JUN 1714. She died 10 NOV 1761.

24.HANNAH MILLS (MARY BUELL2, WILLIAM BUELL1) was born ABT 1665 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 5 MAY 1721 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married SIMON DRAKE 15 DEC 1687 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of JOHN DRAKE and HANNAH MOORE. He was born 28 OCT 1659 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 21 DEC 1711 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married Daniel LOOMIS 9 JUL 1713 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of John LOOMIS and Elizabeth SCOTT. He was born 16 JUN 1657 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 25 JUN 1740.
Children of HANNAH MILLS and SIMON DRAKE were:
61  i.Simon DRAKE was born 27 AUG 1690 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 19 SEP 1690 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+62  ii.Hannah DRAKE was born 29 SEP 1694 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1735 in Torrington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
+63  iii.Edee DRAKE was born 14 NOV 1697 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 20 OCT 1781 in Torrington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
64  iv.Frances DRAKE was born 16 OCT 1701 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died BET 5 JUN 1713 AND 1715 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+65  v.PHINEAS DRAKE was born 21 SEP 1706 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1776 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

26.John MILLS (MARY BUELL2, WILLIAM BUELL1) was born 23 JUN 1668 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 12 MAR 1698 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah PETTIBONE 4 NOV 1690 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of John PETTIBONE and Sarah EGGLESTON. She was born 24 SEP 1673 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 3 APR 1748 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
Children of John MILLS and Sarah PETTIBONE were:
66  i.John MILLS was born 4 NOV 1690 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
67  ii.Prudence MILLS was born 29 JAN 1692 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
68  iii.Sarah MILLS was born 5 NOV 1696 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
69  iv.Joseph MILLS was born 23 DEC 1697 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
70  v.Benjamin MILLS was born 23 DEC 1697 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Historical Society Library -- Providence, Rhode Island

Diane MacLean Boumenot and Sheri Beffort Fenley (both genealogists, bloggers and friends) in front of the Library of the Rhode Island Historical Society.

The girls having lunch, Sheri, me, and Diane.
Over the past two years, I've taken a lot of Historical Society photos. Below, is a running list of all the societies with appropriate links. (The list will be applied to each new Historical Society photo I post.)


CONNECTICUT

MAINE


VERMONT

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday -- Poole and Anthony, Andover, MA


Rev. George Nelson Anthony
Born
Nov. 17, 1823
Died
May 24, 1885
Emily H. Poole (My 1st cousin 3x removed.)
Wife of
George N. Anthony
Born  Feb. 1,  1837
Died  Jan. 28, 1883
Abbie C. Stuart
Wife of
George N. Anthony
Born  Aug. 26, 1826
Died   Mar. 14, 1870
Mary Stuart Anthony
Born
Aug. 19, 1861
Died
May 4, 1955

Phillips Academy Cemetery
Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts
This is the same small cemetery where Harriet Beecher Stowe is buried.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Sights -- Lowell, Massachusetts #1

Boarding House Park, Lowell, Massachusetts







Central Street, Lowell, Massachusetts

Frances Maria Cox Adams -- Obituary

November 1, 1923 - AGE 95 (handwritten)

Mrs. John Quincy Adams

The death of Mrs. Adams occurred
at her home on South Academy St., on
Wednesday afternoon at two o'
clock from the infirmities of age.
Frances Maria Cox, was the daughter
of John and Phebe Arnold Cox. pi-
oneers to this town from Vermont,
who came by way of the Erie canal
in 1827. She was born January 11,
1823, in the house now occupied by
Mr. Rowley. She attended a private
school which was conducted where
Mrs. Cynthia Lewis now resides and
later a school in the little brick
house across the way, now occupied
by Mrs. Rapp. After her school days
she went to East Bloomfield where
she learned the tailoring trade. She
was united in marriage November 8,
1859 with John Quincy Adams of
West Middlebury, Rev. H. C. Crane,
pastor of the West Middlebury
church at that time performing the
ceremony. Only eight days from the
64th wedding anniversary. They
began keeping house on the farm a-
bout three miles west of the town
and forty years of their life was
spent there. Mr. and Mrs. Adams
were prominent members of the West
Middlebury church and have never
severed their membership. about
twenty-five years ago their farm
houses burned and they came to Wyo-
ming where they have since resided
Mrs. Adams was the last of her fam-
ily of four brothers and three sis-
ters beside the last of her genera-
tion.

Mrs. Adams is survived by her
husband, two daughters, Mrs. Eu-
gene Jones, of Utica, N. Y., and Mrs.
Hattie Blatchford of Wyoming; also
nine grandchildren and ten great-
grandchildren.

The funeral services were held
from her late home on Saturday af-
ternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. F.
J. Malzard of the United Churches of-
ficiating. The burial was in the
Wyoming cemetery.


Obituary from Jennielee Fox.
Wife to John Quincy Adams, my first cousin, 4 times removed.