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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.

Monday, May 27, 2013

World War I Monument -- Chelmsford, Massachusetts

World War I Monument at Vinal Square
North Chelmsford, MA
To the Glory of God
and in
Grateful Memory
of the
Men of Chelmsford
who made
the supreme sacrifice
in the World War
1917 - 1919
Wagoner
Alberton W. Vinal
Enlisted
Co. K 6th Inf. Mass. N. G.
Transferred
101st Eng. Train. 26 Div. U. S. A.
Apr. 13, 1917.
Killed in Action at Boucq, France
June 19, 1918.
Corporal
George R. Quessy
Enlisted
Btry. B. 2nd F. A. Mass. N. G.
Transferred
Stry. F 102nd F. A. 26th Div. U. S. A.
Apr. 16, 1917.
Killed in Action at Gloveaux, France
Nov. 1, 1918.
Lieutenant
Egbert F. Tetley
Commissioned
Aug. 15, 1917.
Assigned to
Co. C. 47th Inf. 4th Div. U. S. A.
Killed in Action at Bazoghes, France
Aug. 10, 1918.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Chelmsford, MA Vietnam Memorial and Park Photos

I knew a lot of men who were either drafted or enlisted into the Vietnam War. Some were classmates, some were co-workers of mine, when I was in the Army, and one was a close neighbor. I always knew the neighbor died in action, but little did I know there was a memorial dedicated to those from Chelmsford who died. I probably pass by this park twice a month, and have never stopped until two weeks ago. I was a little taken back to find my neighbor's name, John F. Bettencourt, on this memorial.
 IN
HONOR
OF THOSE
FROM
CHELMSFORD
WHO SERVED
****
IN
MEMORY OF THOSE
WHO FELL
****
THE VIETNAM WAR
1959 - 1975
John F. Bettencourt
18 Dec 1946 - 16 Nov 1967
U.S. ARMY

Kenneth R. Hughes
9 July 1946 - 28 Mar 1969
U. S. ARMY

Peter V. Blazonis
9 Sept 1948 - 18 June 1969
U. S. ARMY

James A. Doughty
11 Oct 1948 - 28 Aug 1969
U. S. ARMY

 Memorial on the left.

World War I memorial in the middle, end of park. Will be posted tomorrow.




Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lowell, MA Names all Those Mustered Out in the Civil War

During today's visit to see an exhibit in Lowell, I was reminded about the blog post I wrote a few years ago about, "The Lexington of 1861." And, upon wondering where the names came from on the below Roll of Honor, I remembered a huge project a few genealogy friends and I undertook. We entered over 3,500 names into a data base. Please see how you can view the names (below).

The exhibit is called,
Lowell and the Civil War
First Blood: The Lexington of 1861

Since this is Memorial Day weekend, I decided to post these two photos and include my post of two years ago where I explained the story of, "The Minutemen of 1861  --  First Soldiers to Die in Civil War Were From Lowell" The names above are those who enlisted, The names of those who died are listed on large plaques hung high in the Lowell Library. (See photos below.)

Many years ago, a few of us in the local genealogy club went through huge ledgers and transcribed 3,525 names of Soldiers and Sailors mustered from Lowell during the Civil War (1861 to 1865). We entered their information into a data base several of us had on our computers. I believe I did two books. The writing was beautiful, the only problem was the books were huge and heavy.

The 3,525 names can be seen HERE. Please take a peek if your ancestor lived in the Lowell area, or England, Germany or any of the New England states. In other words, they came from all over. Scroll to the end as there are many death dates and locations included.

Photos taken years ago at the Lowell Library of those who gave their lives in war. I hope to retake pictures and perhaps type up a list.




Wednesday, May 22, 2013

100 Objects, One Belonged to my Ancestor

If your ancestors lived in Quebec and spoke English, then you might be interested in online exhibit called, The Identity of English-speaking Quebec in 100 Objects. I am writing about this because Heather Darch, Curator of the Missisquoi Historical Society/Missisquoi Museum shared the information with me. Remember my ancestor's Revolutionary War Red Coat story? Well, that is one of the 100 objects. If you the Objects tab, #5, the Loyalist coat, c. 1770, scroll down for additional detailed information. She told me, "The Ten Eyck red coat has headed off to the Centre de conservation du Qu├ębec at long last. Although it was accepted for conservation ages ago, we were only given permission this past month to send it to them. It will likely be out of the collection for a year. When it returns, I will send you up-to-date images. The coat was accepted as one of the 100 significant objects of the history of English-speaking Quebec. The project called the Significant Objects for Telling Identity by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network created a website and a DVD featuring 100 objects from across the province that reflected the diverse English-speaking culture and heritage of Quebec." I am thrilled times two over because the coat is one of the 100 objects chosen and I can't wait to hear what the experts say about it.

A little more about the exhibit all can see. The website "gives an overview of 100 objects with their 100 stories. "It is a portrait of the English-speaking communities of Quebec, in all their diversity."



"The 2011 Canada Census identified 1,058,250 persons who spoke English as their first official language rather than French. This represents 13.5% of Quebec’s total population." If you have any ancestors from Quebec, have an interest in history or just love learning about their early life, this is the perfect introduction for you. In addition, there is a timeline tab which provides historical context, and you can use your own descriptions of some of the items to incorporate into your family story."
"Since it was founded in 2000, the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network has striven to fulfill its mission of “promoting the preservation of the built, cultural and natural heritage of Quebec,” and more specifically the cultural heritage of Quebec’s diverse and geographically far-flung English-speaking communities."

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Daniels House, Salem, Massachusetts

The dates of 1667 - 1756 on the Stephen Daniels House in Salem, Massachusetts are an indication to me, that quite possibly, four of my six Stephen Daniels lived during that time frame in this house. All six generations lived in Salem. Visiting the area, and walking the street, #1 Daniels Street, now a bed and breakfast, was indeed a treat. I've know about it for years, but the desire to see it was prompted by the unbelievable pictures I saw of it on facebook after a winter storm this year. Please see below photos taken by a resident of that street.

1667 - 1756
Stephen Daniels House
  

Back in February, I posted the below blog about the house located in Salem, Massachusetts.
At first glance, I thought these two images were drawings, then discovered they were photographs of the Stephen Daniels house in Salem, Massachusetts. Immediately, I wrote the photographer to see if I could copy it to this blog, and Tom Stirling gave me permission. It was taken during one of our areas largest snowstorms. I don't remember ever putting somebody else's photos on my site, but I'm so happy to put Tom's here.
I have seen pictures of it, but have never gone, but will this spring, especially since it isn't far from where I live. I've got 6 generations of Stephen Daniels in my tree, so I'm not sure exactly which one lived here. Some investigating needs to be done. The house is a bed and breakfast, so I could stay there too.

Other blogs of mine pertaining to Stephen Daniels.


Six Lines of Stephen Daniels

http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/2010/01/surname-saturday-six-lines-of-stephen.html

Tombstone Tuesday  Stephen died February 14, 1686/87 at Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts

http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/2010/01/tombstone-tuesday-steven-daniel.html

Tombstone Tuesday  Stephen died August 06, 1872, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts

http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/2010/01/tombstone-tuesday-stephen-daniels.html

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

While looking for Lilacs, we discovered the General

While looking for lilacs to photograph, my husband remembered a huge grove of them in Dracut, Massachusetts, a small town next to where I live. The lilacs were way too high for us to touch and smell, so I walked across the street to take the photo below. I've seen the memorial hundreds of times, but never stopped to read it.
In Memory of
General
Casimir Pulaski
Born in Poland 1748
Died for America
At Savannah GA. 1789

Donated by
Polish American Citizen's Club
Dracut, Mass. 1934.

Naturally, I had to look him up. There was a huge amount of information. So, if you are interested in the Revolutionary War, you might want to read these links: HERE, HERE and HERE.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Do You Know?

As of May 31, 2013, there are now 100 Million grave records on FindAGrave. Their announcement is as follows:

Find A Grave passes the 100 MILLION mark!
And we're growing faster than ever!
Last month, Find A Grave contributors added
2 million new memorials and 1.8 million new photos!
Go, Team Find A Grave, Go! 
Now, on to the next 100 million... 
[Click to visit the 100 millionth memorial]

How long does it take Find A Grave to add a million grave records into their site?

By my calculation it is now taking just a little over 3 weeks. I base this on my visual viewing of their site, since I am on it almost every day. The weeks between December 7 and January 1 took a little bit longer to reach the million mark, due to holiday activities. I say by August 15th they will hit the 100,000,000 mark. What do you think? (I now think June 5th. (Date picked on April 26th))

In November, I wrote, Have You Looked Lately? a short piece about FindAGrave. For each new figure, I updated my blog to reflect the stats.

** While I was working with Find A Grave 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!

** The total is now 95 million grave records as of March 4, 2013!

** The total is now 96 million grave records as of March 24, 2013!

** The total is now 97 million grave records as of April 11, 2013!

** The total is now 98 million grave records as of April 26, 2013!

** The total is now 99 million grave records as of May 14, 2013!

Mr. Fay and Father John's Medicine Co., of Lowell -- Tombstone Tuesday

Many years ago, one of my bosses lived in this beautiful old house.  It originally belonged to Mr. Aubert J. Fay, who owned Father John's Medicine Co., Inc., where I worked for over 10 years, see post HERE. I never met Mr. Fay, because he died in 1944, nor his wife, who died in 1965. Her wake was held in the house, and that was the only time I stepped foot inside it. Although I don't know the history or much about Mr. Fay, other than material obtained through Ancestry, I intend to go to the Lowell archives and try to find out more. I want to know when he began the company and how and why his house and reins of the company were passed into the hands of the Donehue family, the father,  then his two sons, Gerald F. and George H. As long as I knew the sons, Gerald lived alone in this house and he was also the president of the company at the time I left. Brother George lived a few blocks away with his wife.

Cemetery photos for the Donehue family may be seen HERE. Cemetery photos for the Fay family may be seen below.


FAY
Front view
From a distance, the tombstone looks larger because the one in the next plot is so large that you can't distinguish the two.

BORN

DIED
1820    

JAMES L. FAY    
1907
1827    

MARY N. HIS WIFE    
1907
1867    

AGNES L. FAY    
1904
1852    

EDGAR L. FAY    
1915
1848    

FREDERICK T. FAY    
1938
1847    

ANNE D. HIS WIFE    
1927
1860    

THOMAS G. McGANNON    
1927
1865    

BLANCHE HIS WIFE    
1919
1860    

AUBERT J. FAY    
1944
1877    

GERTRUDE E. HIS WIFE   
(Gertrude Elizabeth Knowles)
1965

Father John's Medicine building is 4 stories high (building is where the street lamp is) and is now used for senior housing.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Two for One Regarding the Wayside Inn

This is a two for one posting. Last week a friend wrote a wonderful post and I'm sharing it here for you to read. You'll be glad you did. Diane Boumenot does a superb job with her blog called, One Rhode Island Family. Please read her "Buckley Parmenter and The Wayside Inn" post HERE.

I decided to re-post my blog from three years ago, because I think some of you might have missed it.

Originally posted on Sunday, April 25, 2010.

On April 15, 1972, I attended a wedding in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The above menu is from that day. Yesterday, April 24, 2010, my husband and I went to the Sudbury Inn and ate there. They still serve the Yankee Pot Roast and Chicken Pot Pie, both are still delicious (prices much higher though).
The Inn / Restaurant shown above.
"Longfellow's Wayside Inn is proud to be the oldest operating Inn in the country, offering comfort and hospitality to travelers along the Boston Post Road since 1716." 
Revolutionary War events still taking place.
The wedding in 1972 was held at the Martha-Mary Chapel, just feet from the Inn.  Movie lovers may have see the Chapel on film, as it has been in many movies, including a few coming out this year.
Across the street is a beautiful, still working grist mill.
For additional information on Henry Ford's Historic Preservation (1923-1960)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Chandler of Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

The Chandler line is another old Massachusetts line of mine. The emigrant ancestor, William Chandler was my 10th great-grandfather. As usual, my direct lines are in All Caps and in green. If you would like sources, please contact me.


Generation No. 1

1.WILLIAM CHANDLER (HENRY CHANDLER1) was born 12 OCT 1595 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England, and died 26 JAN 1642 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married ANNIS BAYFORD 16 NOV 1625 in Farnham, Essex, England, daughter of FRANCIS BAYFORD and JOHAN. She was born 12 JAN 1603 in Fornham, Essex, England, and died 15 MAR 1683 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Alice THOROGOOD 29 JAN 1621 in Bishops Stotford, Hertsfordshire, England. She was born ABT 1600, and died 15 JUN 1625 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England.
Children of WILLIAM CHANDLER and ANNIS BAYFORD were:
2  i.Hannah CHANDLER was born 1626 in England, and died 2 JUN 1711 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married George I. ABBOTT 12 DEC 1646 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He was born 14 JUN 1615 in Hertfordshire, England, and died 24 DEC 1681 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married Francis DANE ABT 1690. He was born 1615 in England, and died 17 FEB 1697.
3  ii.William CHANDLER was born BEF 26 MAR 1627 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England, and died 27 NOV 1633 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England.
+4  iii.THOMAS CHANDLER was born BEF 9 AUG 1628 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England, and died 15 JAN 1703 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
5  iv.Henry CHANDLER was born BEF 13 AUG 1632 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England.
+6  v.John CHANDLER was born ABT 1634 in England, and died 15 APR 1703 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
7  vi.William CHANDLER was born BEF 20 MAR 1635 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England, and died 1698 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary DANE 24 AUG 1658 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was born 1638 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 MAY 1679 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Bridget HENCHMAN 8 OCT 1679 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died 6 MAR 1731.
8  vii.Sarah CHANDLER was born ABT 1638 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 1718 in Sandwich, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. She married Mr. WILSON. She married Mr. ALLEN. She married William CLEAVES 4 NOV 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died 29 APR 1676 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Ephraim STEVENS 11 OCT 1688.
9  viii.Joseph CHANDLER was born ABT 1638 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Hannah ABT 1660.



Generation No. 2

4.THOMAS CHANDLER (WILLIAM CHANDLER2, HENRY CHANDLER1) was born BEF 9 AUG 1628 in Bishops Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England, and died 15 JAN 1703 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married HANNAH \ ANN BREWER 28 MAY 1659 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of THOMAS or DANIEL BREWER and ELIZABETH GRAVES? She was born 25 OCT 1630 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 OCT 1717 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of THOMAS CHANDLER and HANNAH \ ANN BREWER were:
10  i.Thomas CHANDLER was born 2 OCT 1652 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 JUN 1659 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
11  ii.Hannah CHANDLER was born ABT 1654 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 20 NOV 1730 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Daniel BIXBY \ BIGSBIE 2 DEC 1674 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
12  iii.John CHANDLER was born 14 MAR 1655 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 SEP 1721 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Hannah ABBOT 20 DEC 1676 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of George ABBOT and Hannah.
13  iv.William CHANDLER was born 28 MAY 1659 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 OCT 1727 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Eleanor PHELPS 21 APR 1687 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
14  v.Sarah CHANDLER was born 20 DEC 1661 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 5 APR 1757 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Samuel PHELPS 29 MAY 1682 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+15  vi.THOMAS CHANDLER was born 9 OCT 1664 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 JAN 1737 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
16  vii.Henry CHANDLER was born 28 MAY 1667 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 AUG 1737 in Thompsonville? Connecticut. He married Lydia ABBOT 28 NOV 1695 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of George ABBOT and Sarah FARNUM.
17  viii.Joseph CHANDLER was born 3 AUG 1669 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah ABBOT 26 NOV 1691 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Thomas ABBOT and Sarah STEWART.


6.John CHANDLER (WILLIAM CHANDLER2, HENRY CHANDLER1) was born ABT 1634 in England, and died 15 APR 1703 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth DOUGLAS 16 FEB 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of WILLIAM DOUGLAS and ANN MABLE. She was born 28 AUG 1641 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 23 SEP 1705 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.
Children of John CHANDLER and Elizabeth DOUGLAS were:
18  i.John CHANDLER was born 4 MAR 1660 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 15 DEC 1660 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
19  ii.Elizabeth CHANDLER was born 20 FEB 1662 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1688. She married Robert MASON 18 NOV 1680 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
20  iii.John CHANDLER was born 16 APR 1665 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1740 in Woodstock, Windham Co., Connecticut. He married Mary RAYMOND 10 NOV 1692 in Woodstock, Windham, Co., Connecticut. She was born 1672, and died 1711.
21  iv.Joseph CHANDLER was born 3 APR 1667 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 SEP 1668 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
22  v.Hannah CHANDLER was born 18 SEP 1669 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1692 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She married Moses DRAPER 7 JUL 1685 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died 1693.
23  vi.Mehitable CHANDLER was born 24 AUG 1673 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1758. She married John GARDNER?. She married John COIT 25 JUN 1695. He was born 1670, and died 1744.
24  vii.Sarah CHANDLER was born 19 NOV 1676 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 1711. She married John GARDINER. She married William COIT 9 JUN 1697 in Woodstock / New London, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 1703.
25  viii.Joseph CHANDLER was born 4 JUN 1683 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 3

15.THOMAS CHANDLER (THOMAS CHANDLER3, WILLIAM CHANDLER2, HENRY CHANDLER1) was born 9 OCT 1664 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 JAN 1737 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married MARY PETERS 22 MAY 1686 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of ANDREW PETERS and MERCY BEAMSLEY. She was born 12 JUN 1668 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 JUL 1753 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of THOMAS CHANDLER and MARY PETERS were:
26  i.Phebe CHANDLER was born in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 JAN 1720 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
27  ii.Mary CHANDLER was born 18 FEB 1687 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
28  iii.Annis CHANDLER was born 24 MAR 1689 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Benjamin ROBBINS. She married Josiah JOHNSON 19 JUN 1711 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
29  iv.Thomas CHANDLER was born 4 JUN 1691 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 FEB 1714 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
30  v.Elizabeth CHANDLER was born 14 JUL 1693 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
31  vi.Timothy CHANDLER was born 29 MAR 1695 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Hepzibah CHANDLER 2 NOV 1724 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
32  vii.Ephraim CHANDLER was born 2 OCT 1696 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah ADAMS. He married Abigail BLOOD16 FEB 1748 in Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
33  viii.David CHANDLER was born 11 JAN 1699 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 SEP 1699 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
34  ix.Hannah CHANDLER was born 23 AUG 1700 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Andrew JOHNSON 21 AUG 1723 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+35  x.MARY CHANDLER was born 8 MAR 1702 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 APR 1779 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
36  xi.Lydia CHANDLER was born 1709 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 23 MAY 1731 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Ebenezer FELCH 17 MAY 1728 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 4

35.MARY CHANDLER (THOMAS CHANDLER4, THOMAS CHANDLER3, WILLIAM CHANDLER2, HENRY CHANDLER1) was born 8 MAR 1702 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 APR 1779 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married JOSIAH BALLARD 7 AUG 1721 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of JOSEPH BALLARD and REBECKAH RAY. He was born 22 JUN 1699 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 26 DEC 1780 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of MARY CHANDLER and JOSIAH BALLARD were:
+37  i.JOSIAH BALLARD was born 14 AUG 1721 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 AUG 1799 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
38  ii.William BALLARD was born 2 OCT 1723 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died ABT 25 FEB 1782. He married Hannah HOW 7 FEB 1751 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was born 5 APR 1723.
39  iii.Mary BALLARD was born 29 DEC 1725 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 JUN 1750 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married William CHANDLER 7 JUN 1744 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
40  iv.Lydia BALLARD was born 12 MAR 1728 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 6 JUL 1779 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Obadiah JOHNSON 29 DEC 1748 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
41  v.James BALLARD was born 3 JUL 1730 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died OCT 1777 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He married Mary ROBBINS 11 MAY 1756 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
42  vi.Hannah BALLARD was born 3 JAN 1732 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died SEP 1758. She married Isaac CHANDLER 14 APR 1757 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
43  vii.Sarah BALLARD was born 29 JUL 1735 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 17 APR 1769 in Wallingford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Caleb DANA 25 MAY 1756 in Brighton, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died 1780.
44  viii.Phebe BALLARD was born 25 JUL 1738 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 9 JUN 1815 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married James HOLT BEF 1780.
+45  ix.Dorothy BALLARD was born 24 JUN 1741 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 OCT 1813 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
46  x.Rebecca BALLARD was born ABT 23 JUN 1745 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 7 APR 1777 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married William CLARK 5 FEB 1767 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Amherst New Hampshire Church -- Wordless Wednesday


The Congregational Church of Amherst, New Hampshire
United Church of Christ, Organized in 1741
Second Meeting House Dedicated January 19, 1774


Amherst Town Common (below)