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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 28, 2012

The Spalding House -- Lowell, Massachusetts


Note: New photos posted, I had additional information to add, as soon as possible.

 Information about the Spalding House, Lowell, Massachusetts and house description. This is the 3rd oldest house in Lowell, circa 1760.




 1884 handmade quilt.




Wallpaper.
 Room used for DAR meetings on the second floor (shown is half of the room).
Above photo to be replaced.
Back of the house, looking at the house from the parking lot. (Top photo taken in the fall 2012 and below was taken in May 2016.)


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Old Hill Burying Ground, Concord, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday

Graves of:

Col. James Barrett
John Beatton
Capt. David Brown
Reuben Brown
Col. John Buttrick
Hugh Cargill
Dr. John Cuming
Rev. William Emerson
John Jack
Joseph Meriam (1677)
Hon. James Minott
Peter Wright
Hon. Ephraim Wood

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Does Anybody Share This Rand Line with Me?

The Rand family lived in England and settled in Charlestown (near Boston), Massachusetts. The names in All Caps and names in green are my direct lines. If you have this line you might be interested in the sources I used, see at the end of this post.



Generation No. 1

1.JOHN RAND was born BEF 1570. He married KATHERINE BEF 1610.
Children of JOHN RAND and KATHERINE were:
2  i.John RAND was born ABT 1595 in England.
+3  ii.ROBERT RAND was born ABT 1597 in England, and died BEF 26 JAN 1649/50 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
4  iii.Margaret RAND was born ABT 1600.



Generation No. 2

3.ROBERT RAND (JOHN RAND1) was born ABT 1597 in England, and died BEF 26 JAN 1649/50 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married ALICE 16 NOV 1622 in Ridgewell, Essex, England. She was born 5 AUG 1594, and died 29 JUL 1691 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
Children of ROBERT RAND and ALICE were:
+5  i.THOMAS RAND was born CA 1627 in England, and died 4 AUG 1683 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
+6  ii.Margery RAND was born ABT 1624 in England, and died 12 APR 1714 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
+7  iii.Susanna RAND was born CA 1631.
+8  iv.Alice RAND was born ABT 1634, and died 11 AUG 1721.
9  v.Nathaniel RAND was born ABT 3 NOV 1636, and died 17 MAY 1696. He married Mary CARTER 2 SEP 1664 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Samuel CARTER. She was born 26 NOV 1645 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 13 APR 1678. He married Abigail DAMON ABT 1680 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She was born 26 AUG 1654 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 16 OCT 1695.
10  vi.Elizabeth RAND was born ABT 29 DEC 1639, and died 1 MAY 1702 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. She married Nathaniel BREWER 6 DEC 1661 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died ABT 1692.



Generation No. 3

5.THOMAS RAND (ROBERT RAND2, JOHN RAND1) was born CA 1627 in England, and died 4 AUG 1683 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married SARAH EDDENDEN 12 MAR 1656 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of EDMUND EDDENDEN and ELIZABETH WIGHTMAN. She was born CA 1636 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 JUN 1699 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
Children of THOMAS RAND and SARAH EDDENDEN were:
+11  i.THOMAS RAND was born 1 FEB 1657 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 31 OCT 1695 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
12  ii.John RAND was born 6 OCT 1659 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 DEC 1659 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
13  iii.Sarah RAND was born 6 JAN 1661 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 FEB 1680 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
14  iv.Elizabeth RAND was born 2 FEB 1662 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married John PENNEY\PINNEY 4 JUL 1682. She married William SHEAFE ABT 1703.
15  v.John RAND was born 25 MAY 1664 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 24 SEP 1737 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Mehetabel CALL 2 DEC 1685 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of John CALL and Hannah KETTELL. She died 25 MAR 1727. He married Mary AFT 1727. She died 22 SEP 1757.
16  vi.Sarah RAND was born 15 AUG 1666, and died 17 APR 1749. She married Thomas WHITE 4 MAR 1685 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, son of Thomas WHITE and Mary FROTHINGHAM. He was born 15 OCT 1664, and died 14 AUG 1730.
17  vii.Robert RAND was born 12 APR 1668 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1678. He married Susanna CHEEVER 25 JAN 1709 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Richard CHEEVER and Abigail w\o Richard CHEEVER. She was born 27 AUG 1682, and died 18 NOV 1748.
18  viii.Edmund RAND was born 27 JAN 1670, and died 11 AUG 1683 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
19  ix.Hannah RAND was born 21 FEB 1672 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1760. She married Nathaniel FROTHINGHAM 12 APR 1694 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, son of Nathaniel FROTHINGHAM and Mary HETT. He was born 2 JUL 1671, and died 31 JUL 1730.
20  x.William RAND was born 11 SEP 1674, and died 1747. He married Persis PIERCE BEF 1695 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She was born 1669, and died 25 JUN 1748.
21  xi.Deborah RAND was born 28 SEP 1676 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 16 FEB 1701 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
22  xii.Samuel RAND was born 3 MAY 1679 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah PAIN 20 JAN 1703 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.


6.Margery RAND (ROBERT RAND2, JOHN RAND1) was born ABT 1624 in England, and died 12 APR 1714 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married Lawrence DOWSE ABT 1647 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He was born 1614, and died 14 MAR 1692.
Children of Margery RAND and Lawrence DOWSE were:
23  i.Elizabeth DOWSE was born 1647. She married Thomas LARKIN.
24  ii.John DOWSE was born ABT 1650.
25  iii.Mary DOWSE.
26  iv.Joseph DOWSE was born ABT 1654.
27  v.Benjamin DOWSE was born 4 JUL 1656.
28  vi.Nathaniel DOWSE was born 24 NOV 1658.
29  vii.Jonathan DOWSE was born ABT 1661.
30  viii.Sarah DOWSE was born 26 JUL 1663.
31  ix.Eleazer DOWSE was born 25 JAN 1669.


7.Susanna RAND (ROBERT RAND2, JOHN RAND1) was born CA 1631. She married Abraham NEWELL 8 FEB 1650 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, son of Abraham NEWELL and Frances. He was born ABT 1626 in England, and died 1692.
Child of Susanna RAND and Abraham NEWELL was:
32  i.Joseph NEWELL was born 30 OCT 1651 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 DEC 1651 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.


8.Alice RAND (ROBERT RAND2, JOHN RAND1) was born ABT 1634, and died 11 AUG 1721. She married Thomas LORD 26 JUN 1660 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of Robert LORD and Mary WARD. He was born ABT 1633, and died 4 JUN 1713.
Children of Alice RAND and Thomas LORD were:
33  i.Thomas LORD.
34  ii.Nathaniel LORD was born 30 OCT 1666.
35  iii.Mary LORD was born 30 OCT 1666, and died 26 SEP 1667.
36  iv.Elizabeth LORD was born 22 AUG 1668, and died 26 AUG 1669.
37  v.Joseph LORD was born 24 SEP 1670, and died AUG 1671.
38  vi.Benjamin LORD was born 24 SEP 1670, and died AUG 1671.
39  vii.Joseph LORD was born ABT 23 JUN 1672, and died 2 NOV 1679.
40  viii.Abigail LORD was born 21 JUL 1674. She married John STEVENS.
41  ix.Joseph LORD.
42  x.Alice LORD died 1755.



Generation No. 4

11.THOMAS RAND (THOMAS RAND3, ROBERT RAND2, JOHN RAND1) was born 1 FEB 1657 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 31 OCT 1695 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married SARAH LONGLEY 17 JUN 1679 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of WILLIAM LONGLEY and JOANNA GOFFE. She was born 15 OCT 1660 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 2 DEC 1695.
Children of THOMAS RAND and SARAH LONGLEY were:
43  i.Edmund RAND died 31 AUG 1683.
44  ii.Sarah RAND was born 27 JAN 1680 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 FEB 1680.
45  iii.Thomas RAND was born ABT 26 DEC 1681 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
+46  iv.ROBERT RAND was born 18 JUN 1684 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 5 DEC 1734 in of Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
47  v.Edmund RAND was born 22 AUG 1686 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 AUG 1769 in Exeter, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He married Martha TUCKERMAN 27 SEP 1708, daughter of Nathaniel TUCKERMAN and Martha w\o Nathaniel TUCKERMAN. She died 21 JUL 1752.
48  vi.William RAND was born 4 MAY 1689 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah COTTA 28 DEC 1711, daughter of John COTTA. She died 3 NOV 1719. He married Elizabeth LEEDS AFT 4 NOV 1719, daughter of Timothy FOSTER. She died 9 JUN 1774 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Isabella TILLEY 4 APR 1720 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of William TILLEY and Isabella. She was born 23 MAY 1691.
49  vii.Joshua RAND was born 2 MAR 1692 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1711.
50  viii.Sarah RAND was born 1 SEP 1694, and died 3 SEP 1695.



Generation No. 5

46.ROBERT RAND (THOMAS RAND4, THOMAS RAND3, ROBERT RAND2, JOHN RAND1) was born 18 JUN 1684 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 5 DEC 1734 in of Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married ELIZABETH WELCH 12 MAY 1709 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN WELCH and ELIZABETH WHITE. She was born 3 JUN 1689 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
Children of ROBERT RAND and ELIZABETH WELCH were:
51  i.Robert RAND was born 29 JAN 1710.
52  ii.Thomas RAND was born 28 MAY 1711 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 SEP 1711 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
53  iii.Thomas RAND was born 9 NOV 1712, and died 4 FEB 1713.
+54  iv.ELIZABETH RAND was born ABT 20 JUN 1714.
55  v.Rachel RAND was born ABT 4 MAR 1716. She married Henry WHITE 1 SEP 1743 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
56  vi.Robert RAND was born 19 JAN 1718.
57  vii.Joshua RAND was born 19 JUL 1719, and died 31 DEC 1719.
58  viii.William RAND was born 4 SEP 1720, and died SEP 1721 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
59  ix.Sarah RAND was born 25 MAR 1722.
60  x.William RAND was born 6 JUL 1723.
61  xi.Mary RAND was born 7 MAR 1725.
62  xii.Joshua RAND was born 12 FEB 1727.



Sources used for the above family:

Rand, Florence O., A Genealogy of The Rand Family In the United States (NY: The Republic Press, 1898). Pages 9-10.

The Essex Genealogist (TEG). Vol. 21, No. 1, Page 28 (Feb. 2001) "The Lynn Descendants of Robert Rand of Charlestown" by Marcia Wiswall Lindberg.

Wyman,Thomas Bellows, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Mass. 1629-1818 (Reprinted by New England History Press, 1982). Page 782.

Anderson, Robert C., The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Vol. 6, R-S (Boston: NEHGS, 2006). Pages 1-5.

American Ancestors, New England, New York and Beyond. Vol. 13, no. 1 : 35-37 (Winter 2012). "Two Widows Alice Rand (1594-1691) and Mary Nash (ca. 1605-74)" by Roger Thompson.

Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1985). Page 610.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Huge Age Difference and 6 Maiden Names


Every once in a while, I came across a record that demands a second look. The recent one was the 1940 census for Charleston, Orleans, Vermont showing Alexander Westover age 72 and Mary E. Westover age 26, as husband and wife. Naturally, I thought it was an error and I needed to investigate. 


Seeing that Alexander was married, now 72, was a surprise, since he was a widower in 1930

Their marriage record shows Alexander Westover, age 62, No. of marriage/ second, married 14 Feb. 1934 at Richford, Franklin, VT, to Mary Elizabeth Clair, age 19, her first marriage. However, they managed to be married six years, with one child by the time of the 1940 census. Why did a 62 year old marry a 19 year old?

Alexander and Mary Elizabeth had Lawrence Alexander Westover born Aug. 24, 1935 at Belvidere, Vt. Listed parents were Alexander Westover age 66 and engineer, born Berkshire, Vt. and Mary Elizabeth Clair age 20 born Sheldon, Vt.  (Note, he aged 4 years and she just 1 year.)

His previous marriage, #2 from Vermont Vital Records 1871 to 1908 (located at NEHGS*). Roll #445. Pg. 935. Alexander Weston, [sic] as typed, then hand written as Westover was 31, a laborer of Jay, VT, No. of Marriage 2 (Divorced) married Emma Ruby Bell on May 8, 1906 at Jay, VT. Per Roll #299 Emma was age 18, b. Jay, VT. Notice he was divorced by 31 and married an 18 year old. Emma died in 1928.

Marriage #1 to Ethel Davis was before 1906 and I have no record for the marriage or when it ended, but they did have children from this union.

Why did marry such young girls? Maybe Alexander was from a dysfunctional family, and had a thing for younger wives. I also wonder what was going on with his mother as well. Why did the majority of his siblings not know their mother's maiden name? For example, 6 of the 13 children didn't know the correct maiden name. The mother Orilla is always listed as being married to Moses Westover, however her maiden name could be any one of the six below.

Marriage of Alexander's siblings who state their mother was:
Ida married 1878, parents: Moses Westover and Orilla Booth
John Alfred married 1889, parents: Moses Westover and Orilla Burnham
Rufus married 1893, parents: Moses Westover and Orilla Burnham
Frank married 1914, parents: Moses Westover and Orilla King
Alice married 1932, parents: Moses Westover and Orilla Burman
Alexander married 1934, parents: Moses Westover and Orilla Bonney

The 1953 Death record for Alexander, parents: Moses Westover and Ovillan Bonneau. The death record for his mother, shows her name as: Orilla Hepsibah Bonneau Westover in 1897.

* New England Historic Genealogical Society

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Goodenow Family of Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

The Goodenow is an old Massachusetts line.  I used several sources, but the primary one was Goodenows Who Originated in Sudbury, MA 1638 A.D. by Theodore J.,  Banvard, (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1994). My direct lines are in green.



Generation No. 1

1.THOMAS GOODENOW was born ABT 1555, and died 6 FEB 1618 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England.
Children of THOMAS GOODENOW were:
+2  i.Ralph GOODENOW was born 20 DEC 1617 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England.
+3  ii.John Ruducke GOODENOW was born ABT 1596 in Shaftsbury, Dorset, England, and died 28 MAR 1654 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+4  iii.Simon GOODENOW was born BEF 20 DEC 1617 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England.
5  iv.Nathaniel GOODENOW was born BEF 20 DEC 1617 in England.
+6  v.THOMAS GOODENOW was born 1608 in Shaftsbury, Dorset, England, and died BET 29 SEP 1666 AND 24 OCT 1666 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
7  vi.Ursula GOODENOW died 23 APR 1653 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+8  vii.Edmund \ Edmond GOODENOW was born ABT 1611 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England, and died 5 APR 1688 in Wayland, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
9  viii.Ward GOODENOW.
10  ix.Dorothy GOODENOW died 9 MAY 1686 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


Generation No. 2

2.Ralph GOODENOW (THOMAS GOODENOW1) was born 20 DEC 1617 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England. He married Marie.
Children of Ralph GOODENOW and Marie w\o Ralph GOODENOW were:
11  i.Elizabeth GOODENOW was born ABT 3 JUN 1632 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England.
12  ii.Unknown GOODENOW was born 1636 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England.
13  iii.Deborah GOODENOW was born ABT 14 OCT 1638 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England.

3.John Ruducke GOODENOW (THOMAS GOODENOW1) was born ABT 1596 in Shaftsbury, Dorset, England, and died 28 MAR 1654 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Jane BET 1626 AND 1632 in England. She died 15 JUL 1666 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of John Ruducke GOODENOW and Jane were:
14  i.Lydia GOODENOW was born ABT 19 MAR 1630/1 in Shaftsbury, Dorset, England, and died 13 AUG 1651 in Dedham, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married Dunning DEWING ABT 1649.
+15  ii.Jane GOODENOW was born ABT 16 FEB 1633/4 in Semley, Wilts, England, and died 16 MAY 1684 in Dedham, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.

4.Simon GOODENOW (THOMAS GOODENOW1) was born BEF 20 DEC 1617 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England. He married Unknown.
Children of Simon GOODENOW and Unknown w\o Simon GOODENOW are:
16  i.Mary GOODENOW was born 2 AUG 1626 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England.
17  ii.Elizabeth GOODENOW was born 29 JUN 1628 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England.
18  iii.John GOODENOW was born ABT 22 JUL 1632 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England.
19  iv.Unknown GOODENOW was born ABT 13 NOV 1636 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England.

6.THOMAS GOODENOW (THOMAS GOODENOW1) was born 1608 in Shaftsbury, Dorset, England, and died BET 29 SEP 1666 AND 24 OCT 1666 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married JANE RUDDICK ABT 1637 in Sudbury / Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was born ABT 1613 in Shaftsbury, Dorset, England.
Children of THOMAS GOODENOW and JANE RUDDICK were:
20  i.Elizabeth GOODENOW was born ABT 13 APR 1632 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England, and died 28 DEC 1653 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
21  ii.Thomas GOODENOW was born ABT 13 MAR 1637 in Shaftsbury, Dorset, England, and died 5 SEP 1663 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Joanna 18 DEC 1662 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
22  iii.Nathaniel GOODENOW was born ABT 1638 in St. James, Shaftesbury, Wilts, England, and died 5 OCT 1663 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+23  iv.MARY GOODENOW was born 25 AUG 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
24  v.Abigail GOODENOW was born 11 MAR 1642 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1679 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Thomas BARENCE 21 JUL 1662 in Marlboro / Concord, Massachusetts. He was born ABT 1636 in Barking, Essex, England, and died 1679.
25  vi.Susanna GOODENOW was born 20 FEB 1643 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1651 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
26  vii.Sarah GOODENOW was born 20 JAN 1644 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 APR 1654 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
27  viii.Samuel GOODENOW was born 28 FEB 1646 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 AUG 1722 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary 1672 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+28  ix.Susanna GOODENOW was born 21 DEC 1647 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
29  x.Jane GOODENOW was born 1649 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 30 MAR 1678. She married Christopher BANNISTER BEF 1670 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
30  xi.Elizabeth GOODENOW was born 28 DEC 1653 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 DEC 1653 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

8.Edmund \ Edmond GOODENOW (THOMAS GOODENOW1) was born ABT 1611 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England, and died 5 APR 1688 in Wayland, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was buried 6 APR 1688 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Anne BARRY BEF 1634 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was born 1608 in Wilts, England. She was buried in Wayland, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of Edmund \ Edmond GOODENOW and Anne BARRY were:
31  i.John GOODENOW.
32  ii.Thomas GOODENOW was born ABT 26 NOV 1637 in Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, England, and died 1663 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Johannah 18 DEC 1662 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
33  iii.Hannah GOODENOW.
34  iv.Mary GOODENOW was born 25 AUG 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 APR 1704. She married Axdell.
35  v.Sarah GOODENOW.
36  vi.Joseph GOODENOW was born 19 JUL 1645 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 30 MAY 1676 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


Generation No. 3

15.Jane GOODENOW (John Ruducke GOODENOW2, THOMAS GOODENOW1) was born ABT 16 FEB 1633/4 in Semley, Wilts, England, and died 16 MAY 1684 in Dedham, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married Henry WAIT\WIGHT\WRIGHT ABT 1652. He was born in England, and died 27 FEB 1679 in Dedham, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
Children of Jane GOODENOW and Henry WAIT\WIGHT\WRIGHT were:
37  i.John WAIT\WIGHT\WRIGHT was born 11 DEC 1652 in Dedham, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 OCT 1671 in Dedham, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
38  ii.Joseph WAIT\WIGHT\WRIGHT was born 11 MAY 1654 in Dedham, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
39  iii.David Daniel WAIT\WIGHT\WRIGHT was born 24 NOV 1656 in Dedham, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 MAY 1719 in Dedham, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
40  iv.Benjamin WAIT\WIGHT\WRIGHT.
41  v.Jonathan WAIT\WIGHT\WRIGHT.

23.MARY GOODENOW (THOMAS GOODENOW2, THOMAS GOODENOW1) was born 25 AUG 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married JAMES ROSS 5 DEC 1658 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was born in Sudbury, England, and died 18 SEP 1690 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of MARY GOODENOW and JAMES ROSS were:
+42  i.MARY ROSS was born 25 DEC 1659 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
43  ii.Thomas ROSS was born 29 SEP 1660 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1718 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Anna.
44  iii.James ROSS was born 4 JAN 1662 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
45  iv.Jane ROSS was born 26 AUG 1664 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
46  v.Dorothy ROSS was born 20 JUL 1667 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 22 JUN 1731. She married Eleazer WHITNEY 11 AUG 1687 in Watertown / Sudbury, Massachusetts.
47  vi.Sarah ROSS was born 28 MAR 1670 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
48  vii.Elizabeth ROSS was born 15 MAR 1672 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
49  viii.Hannah ROSS was born 23 DEC 1678 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Ebenezer WOSTER 10 SEP 1704 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
50  ix.Daniel ROSS was born 28 OCT 1681 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

28.Susanna GOODENOW (THOMAS GOODENOW2, THOMAS GOODENOW1) was born 21 DEC 1647 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married John REDIAT 19 SEP 1670 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married John MILES 10 APR 1679 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married John WILSON 10 NOV 1698 in Billerica / Concord, Massachusetts. He died 1735 in Bedford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Child of Susanna GOODENOW and John REDIAT was:
+51  i.Mary REDIAT was born 6 FEB 1674/5 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 JAN 1749 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Have you looked lately?

We have all heard of Find A Grave, and most of us have used it. Many of us have taken photos and entered them into that site. And because of our efforts, there are now 90 million grave records online, all searchable for FREE. I noticed this yesterday, and since I use that site every few days, it must have just turned 90. **

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The majority of my searches are positive finds, but the one below has me a bit confused with the three entries for the same person, in two different towns and different cemeteries. Since they aren't far from me, I hope to make a winter visit to find the correct one. My post for tomorrow is on this Edmund Goodenow's family. He was my 9th great-granduncle.

Goodenow, Capt Edmund 29452588
b. 1610 d. Apr. 5, 1688
North Cemetery
Wayland
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Goodenow, Capt Edmund 87227301
b. 1611 d. Apr. 5, 1688
North Cemetery
Wayland
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Goodenow, Capt Edmund 88975925
b. Apr. 11, 1611 d. Apr. 5, 1688
New Town Cemetery
Sudbury
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Follow-up. Midge Frazel told me they were buried at the North Cemetery in Wayland.

** While I was working with FindAGrave today, December 7, 2012, the total went to 91 million  grave records.


** The total is now 92 million grave records as of January 1, 2013!


** The total is now 93 million grave records as of January 22, 2013!


** The total is now 94 million grave records as of February 13, 2013!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Palmer, Daisy, Lowell and a Poem

For Bill West's Fourth Great Genealogy Poem Challenge I have decided to enter a poem I recently discovered while doing Google searches for a man with the first name of Palmer, a girl named Daisy and the location of Lowell (not the Lowell, MA where I live), but Lowell, Indiana. My key words were Palmer Cross, Daisy, Lowell Indiana.

Palmer Cross is the father of Daisy, and I have the Cross surname traced to Peter Cross, born 1650 in Windsor, Connecticut. Every once in a while you get lucky doing these searches, as I was with the discovery of a good obituary with a lovely poem. Below is the poem written in Mrs. Palmer's obituary. The obituary provided good family information, and the poem was an added bonus.


"Thy loving eyes are lately closed, 
Thy weary form is well reposed
In dreamless sleep; 
Thy furrowed face how saintly fair
Beneath its crown of silvery hair, 
Thy rest, how deep.
O, tired feet your race us run,
O, weary hands you work is done,
Your task complete;
For thou hast won thy glorious crown
And layest all thy burdens down
At Jesus' feet.

Be no repining here expressed,
May no rude grief disturb thy rest,
Thou sainted one;
Thy many years of service past,
Thou enterest into rest at last,
God's will be done.

We'll miss from thine accustomed place
Thy well known form, thy patient face,
But He knows best:
Thy home is now beyond the skies,
And even thy children's children rise,
And call thee blest.

When we have run our destined race
Somewhere in God's appointed place,
We'll meet again;
Though wearing robes of righteousness,
And dwelling with the Prince of Peace,
We'll know thee then."

The following unidentified newspaper article was in a collection owned by Lowell Town Historian Richard Schmal: http://www.lowellpl.lib.in.us/halsteds.htm

Obituary and Poem was for:
Sarah P. Drennen Cross Halsted (1828-1909)
(Mrs. Pamer R. Cross; Mrs. Melvin A. Halsted)

Palmer and Daisy Cross are listed in Generation 2, in green.



Generation No. 1

1.Jesse CROSS (Daniel CROSS5, Daniel CROSS4, DANIEL CROSS3, PETER CROSS2, PETER CROSS1) was born 21 OCT 1785 in Brandon, Rutland Co., Vermont, and died 11 DEC 1843 in Lake Co., Indiana. He was buried in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana. He married Mary ROGERS 1816 in Randolph, Portage Co., Ohio. She was born in Connecticut.
Children of Jesse CROSS and Mary ROGERS were:
2  i.Elihu CROSS was born ABT 1819 in Ohio.
3  ii.Daniel CROSS was born ABT 1824 in Ohio, and died 22 JAN 1888 in Waterford, Indiana. He married Lizzie REED.
4  iii.Richard CROSS was born 21 OCT 1825 in Randolph, Portage Co., Ohio, and died 2 FEB 1899 in Waterford, La Porte Co., Indiana. He married Calista Minerva ROGERS 4 JUL 1842 in Randolph, Portage Co., Ohio. She was born 20 MAR 1827.
+5  iv.Palmer R. CROSS was born 10 JUN 1832 in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and died 24 APR 1900 in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana.
6  v.William CROSS was born 20 NOV 1835 in Springfield, La Porte Co., Indiana, and died 28 FEB 1865.


Generation No. 2

5.Palmer R. CROSS (Jesse CROSS6, Daniel CROSS5, Daniel CROSS4, DANIEL CROSS3, PETER CROSS2, PETER CROSS1) was born 10 JUN 1832 in Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and died 24 APR 1900 in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana. He was buried in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana. He married Sarah P. DRENNEN 7 FEB 1857 in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana, daughter of William DRENNEN and Rachel ALLISON. She was born 27 MAR 1838 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania, and died 20 JUN 1909 in Hammond, Lake Co., Indiana. She was buried in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana.
Children of Palmer R. CROSS and Sarah P. DRENNEN were:
7  i.Eva B. CROSS was born ABT 1859 in Indiana.
+8  ii.Ellis Byron CROSS was born ABT 1861 in Indiana, and died 1 DEC 1949.
9  iii.Effie S. CROSS was born ABT 1863 in Indiana, and died 19 APR 1893 in Hammond, Indiana. She married George KLEIN 20 APR 1882 in Lake Co., Florida.
+10  iv.Daisy M. CROSS was born 1876 in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana.


Generation No. 3

8.Ellis Byron CROSS (Palmer R. CROSS7, Jesse CROSS6, Daniel CROSS5, Daniel CROSS4, DANIEL CROSS3, PETER CROSS2, PETER CROSS1) was born ABT 1861 in Indiana, and died 1 DEC 1949. He married Ora N. EBERT. She was born ABT 1866 in Ohio.
Child of Ellis Byron CROSS and Ora N. EBERT was:
  11  i.Harold Ransom CROSS was born 26 APR 1892 in Sheldon, Illinois, and died 2 MAY 1967 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.

10.Daisy M. CROSS (Palmer R. CROSS7, Jesse CROSS6, Daniel CROSS5, Daniel CROSS4, DANIEL CROSS3, PETER CROSS2, PETER CROSS1) was born 1876 in Lowell, Lake Co., Indiana. She married Herman E. GRANGER 1900 in Hammond, Lake Co., Indiana.
Child of Daisy M. CROSS and Herman E. GRANGER was:
12  i.Forest L. GRANGER was born 1904, and died 1973. He married Elizabeth BARROWS. She was born 1910, and died 1993.

NOTE: A good example of an obituary poem may be seen in my 2010 entry in the Genealogy Poem Challenge.