Two years ago I visited the house of one of my distant cousins, she was my Sixth cousin, 5x removed. At that time, I didn't know there was a connection to me. As a matter of fact, I found out from a facebook friend, Janeen, who asked if she could use my cemetery photo because she was related. Janeen and I share so many ancestors, I would guess 15 maybe more and all from Connecticut. Thanks to Janeen, I saw I also share an ancestor of Harriet Beecher Stowe (see HERE). No wonder I was so excited to visit her house in Hartford, CT, see another one in Brunswick, ME and visit the cemetery where she and her husband were buried in MA.
Generation No. 1 for John Meigs and Thomasin Fry ancestors of Harriet Beecher Stowe and me
|Hartford, Connecticut house where she lived.|
While on a tour of the house, I asked where she was buried. Was quite surprised to learn that she was buried just a few towns away from me. The following day, we went to the cemetery, then two days later, while on a trip to Maine, my husband remembered where she lived in Brunswick, Maine, so of course we went there. That house looks unoccupied, and in dire need of repairs.I was there the day of the 200th Birthday Celebration for Harriet Beecher Stowe. Horse rides, music and entertainment as well as free cake were available to all.
|Brunswick, Maine house where she lived.|
Phillips Academy Cemetery
1811 HARRIET BEECHER STOWE 1896
Reprinted from my post of June 22, 2011
|1.||JOHN MEIGS (VINCENT MEIGS1) was born 29 FEB 1612 in Bradford, Devon, England, and died 4 JAN 1672 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married THOMASIN FRY 1632 in Weymouth, England / Guilford, Connecticut, daughter of WILLIAM FRY and SARAH HILL. She was born 29 FEB 1612 in Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England, and died 4 JAN 1671 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.|
|Children of JOHN MEIGS and THOMASIN FRY were:|