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 9, 2012

John Quincy Adams -- No, Not the President -- Obituary

John Q. Adams

Nov. 27, 1926

John Quincy Adams, a Familiar
Figure passes

In the passing of Mr. Adams,
nearly the last of the residents of
that generation, has passed from
the community. Mr. Adams has
been remarkably well this past
fall, walking to the village and do-
ing some chores about the house,
so that his death came as a shock
to the family and friends. He
passed away at his late home on
South Academy street about five
o’clock on November 27, 1926.

Mr. Adams was the son of Hor-
ace and Betsy Cox Adams and
was born in Stafford (NY) March 17,

He came as a lad, to work for
his uncle, Amos Adams who own-
ed the present Irving E. Dutton
Farm. On November 8, 1859 he
was united in marriage with Miss
Maria Cox and commenced house-
keeping on the Arnold Cox farm,
which he purchased. He was, with
his wife, active members of the
West Middlebury Baptist church,
retaining his membership there.
About 27 years ago Mr. Adams re-
moved to Wyoming (NY), purchasing
the Watkins property on South
Academy street, and there Mrs.
Adams died in November, 1923.
Mr. Adams was particularly af-
flicted with deafness and has not
mingled in the social life of the
village, even, not attending the
church services for several years.

Mr. Adams is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Eugene Jones of
Utica, and Mrs. Hattie Blatchford
of Wyoming, nine grandchildren
and fourteen great grandchildren.

The funeral was held from the
late home on South Academy St.,
Tuesday afternoon, at two o’c-
clock. The Rev. C. H. Otto of the
Baptist church had chare of the
services. The interment was in
The family plot in the Wyoming

Obituary and separate picture from Jennielee Fox.

Kyra Sedgwick and Long Hill Estate -- Sunday Sights

Beverly, Massachusetts
My husband and I just discovered this beautiful estate and found out it was owned by one of Kyra Sedgwick's direct ancestors (see information about Kyra). Beverly, MA is also the town of a number of my ancestors, see one example HERE. I loved the four lily ponds, and the grounds. Fortunately, it isn't too far, and I'll be going back in the fall.