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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.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Founders of the Sudbury Minutemen--This Had me Fooled

The founders of the Sudbury Minutemen

Alfred Bonazzoli
Alberat Berberian
Joseph Brown
Roger Bump
Arthur Fay, Jr.
Maurice Fitzgerald
Frank Koppeis
Edward Kreitsek
Donald MacRae
John Powers
Frank Sherman
Rex Trailer

"On May 21, 1963, according to one Publius, a Committee of Correspondence met in the Old Bar Room of the Wayside Inn. The gentlemen of the Committee were twelve, all told; their intent was to raises a Militia in Sudbury, renewing a centuries-old organization in the Town.

The Militia was to be organized in the fashion of the Minutemen of 1774. They drew inspiration from Colonel Ezekiel Howe, Innkeeper, who had led the men of Sudbury to Concord in the Defenses of Liberty on April 19, 1775.

On this, the Fiftieth Anniversary of that fateful meeting, the officers, enlisted men, and distaff of the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute present this plaque in honor of those twelve men. Their love of history, and for the citizens of Sudbury, has brought joy to many, and provided us with some of the brightest moments of our lives."

Dan Meenan, Colonel

May 21, 2013
When I saw this plaque in the historic Wayside Inn* in Sudbury, Massachusetts, I knew I had to take the photo, after all, I assumed it had the names of the original Minutemen from Sudbury. The sunlight was shining brightly (you can see me, the iPad and sunny window above) so a kind man offered to hold up his jacket so I could get my photo (first photo). It wasn't until I began typing this that I discovered, that wasn't the case. These are far more recent names. However, I decided to post this because these individuals probably have descendants, and I wanted to show the restaurant rooms.

"Longfellow's Wayside Inn—a nationally significant Massachusetts Historic Landmark—is the oldest Inn still operating in the United States and has been serving travelers along the old Boston Post Road for almost 300 years. What began as a two-room home in 1707, the Howe family ran a successful tavern and innkeeping business on this site from 1716 to 1861."





  
Side view from the garden.



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Books or Reprints at NEHGS -- Wordless Wednesday

Recently displayed books on the 5th and 7th floors in the Library at the New England Historic and Genealogical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. Some are brand new and others are reprinted.
Photo below taken in April 2013.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Westford, Massachusetts -- Memorial


VIETNAM VETS

"WHEN YOUR COUNTRY CALLED YOU CAME.
WHEN YOUR COUNTRY REFUSED YOUR HONOR.
YOU REMAINED SILENT WITH TIME.
OUR NATION'S WOUNDS HEALED. WE
HAVE FINALLY COME TO APPRECIATE
YOUR SACRIFICES."

DEDICATED
MAY 30, 1988

IN HONOR OF ALL THOSE FROM WESTFORD
WHO SERVED IN AND DURING THE
VIETNAM CONFLICT.

1964 - 1975

TO THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE.

AARON CHARLES E.
BRUNDRETTE, RICHARD E., JR.
CONNOLLY, RICHARD
HUGHES, KENNETH R.

AND TO ALL AMERICANS MISSING IN ACTION.

IN HONOR OF ALL THOSE FROM WESTFORD
WHO SERVED IN AND DURING THE
KOREAN CONFLICT.

1950 - 1955

TO THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE.

BLACK, JOHN L.
LANGLEY, ROBERT G.

AND TO ALL AMERICANS MISSING IN ACTION.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Brick Walls of Mine, If you Solve, I Pay

On October 13, 2010, I posted the below request. As yet, my 10 9 big brick walls are still unsolved. I thought it was time to repost this in hopes somebody can help. Thank you.

Top Ten -- Brick Walls

IF ANYBODY CAN SOLVE ANY OF THESE BRICK WALLS, ALL OF THEM WOULD BE GREAT, I WILL PAY YOU $100 FOR BREAKING THROUGH THE WALL.  PLEASE WRITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION I ALREADY HAVE ON SOME OF THOSE MENTIONED BELOW.

ADAMS, JOHN (Parents information needed.)
Born abt 1757of Wintonbury (now Bloomfield), CT - LexingtonMA - HamiltonNY - ElbaNY
In LexingtonMA during Revolutionary War
Died September 25, 1830, Elba, Genesee Co., New York
Married to HANNAH SMITH, dau. of Joseph Smith and Eunice Drake of  WindsorCT

FARMER, ALEXANDER “ALEX” (Parents information needed.)
Born March 05, 1814 in New York or Canada
Died January 27, 1864, Calhoun Co., Michigan
Married HULDAH LAY abt 1833 in prob. Niagara Co., New York
Children 5 born bet. NiagaraNY and LeroyMichigan

HAWLEY, BENJAMIN (Parents information needed.)
Born abt. 1753
Died Jan. 25, 1831, Tompkins, Delaware Co., New York
Married February 05, 1778 to THEODOSIA FITCH at Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut  (Had 8 children)

HULLNANCY (Parents information needed.)
Born 1790, Woodbridge, New Haven Co., Connecticut
Married 1807 to JESSE WRIGHT, son of ASHER WRIGHT Prob. Killingworth, Middlesex Co.,Connecticut
She and her husband both died February 07, 1878, one in New Haven, and the other in Killingworth

JAQUAYS, WILLIAM (Parents information needed.)
Born bet. 1784 – 1790, poss. CT or VT (No other information)
Married LUCY CROSS of Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut
Lucy died January 14, 1878 at Cowansville, Missisquoi Co., QuebecCanada
Children were: Louisa Jane / Elizabeth Jaquays, Thankful, Sarah, William Cross, and Harriet C. (all of AddisonVermont and Missisquoi Co., QuebecCanada

JOHNSON ELIZABETH / BETSEY  (Father was William, need more information and her mother's name)  SOLVED by a reader.
Born November 07, 1751, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts
Died March 19, 1799, Dublin, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire
Married October 21, 1773 DAVID MEAD / MEED at Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts
(Two children born Lynn, Mass., one in New Ipswich, New Hampshire)

JOHNSONLYDIA (Parents needed, no other information.)
Born Abt. 1822, Vermont
Died March 22, 1858, Dunham, Missisquoi Co., QuebecCanada
Married WILLIAM CROSS JAQUAYS October 24, 1839 at Franklin Co., Vermont

MUNSON, ANNA or ANN (__) (Surname needed.)
Born Abt. 1731, Died April 18, 1772, Plainview, Hartford Co., Connecticut
Married WAITSTILL MUNSON (They had 2 children, Esther and Anna.)

RICHARDSON, ALMIRA “MIRA”  (Parents names needed.)
Born abt. 1798 of Orange, New Haven Co., Connecticut
She was adopted by JOHN BYRAN.
Died April 22, 1861, New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
Was married to AARON KILBORN of Hamden Co., Connecticut

WYCKOFF, GERRITJE (Parents names needed.)
Died Abt 1725
Married JOHN (Jan) PIETERSE Van NESS (his 1st wife of 4 years)
Had son, JOHN (Jan) PIETERSE Van NESS born 1722 Readington, Somerset Co., New Jersey

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Life of a Girl Scout

My mother wrote on the back, Barbie Brownie
October 17, 1950
Alameda, California
Years later I'm working on a scout project in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Both of my Scout leaders loved to camp, so my Lexington, MA troop camped often. Above was at my leader's summer home in Rowe, MA (taken in April 1959).

Names on the backs of my photos above: Mrs. Marthe Osborne, Marsha Cameron, Mary Bea Lingane, Jane Connell, Judy Anthony, Ellen Fitzgerald, Nancy Collins, and Sally Warren. One of these girls was my best friend, and I really need to contact her.

Below photo was taken at a Girl Scout round-up in New Hampshire (Aug. 1960).
I have no memory of my Brownie days, other than I received a pin. When I moved from California to Massachusetts, I was in the Lexington Scout group for about 7 years, and had the best Scout leaders, only two of whom I remember their names, a Mrs. Anthony and the other (shown above with the cap) was Marthe Osborne. In the early days, we worked on badges, all the normal things each scout did. I especially enjoyed learning to cook Spanish rice and penuche. Our big trip was to New York City, although I had already been there, this was extra fun because I was with friends and not my parents.

Our troop sold cookies every year, the first price I remember was $.35 a box. My neighbors bought boxes and boxes. The other annual thing we did was to march in the Patriot's Day Parade every April 19th in Lexington. Although it was a two mile walk, I loved being waved at. Those two things are such nice memories.

Recently (August 2017) I returned to Lexington and drove around my old neighborhood. Here is the house where one of my leaders lived, and where we had many meetings. Thank you troop leader, Mrs. Anthony. 
I continued on in Scouting when I moved to Chelmsford, MA going into my Senior year, and do remember my mother forcing me to wear my uniform to Church one Sunday. During several summers in Lexington, I went to a day camp, Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham, MA, and helped my mother who was a leader there. Prior to that, I went to two different Girl Scout summer camps, one was Camp Four Winds in Plymouth, MA and Camp Helen Storrow also in that area, each was a two-week camp. Even before these Scout camps, I went to a special day camp in Concord, which I will write about when John Tew and I do a joint post. For those, who didn't see that post, the camp was Camp Hart located at Walden Pond in Concord. My boating and swimming lessons were in Walden Pond!

All my minor experiences with Scout camping helped me get my first job. I clearly remember acting as "adult" as possible when I went their headquarters on Joy Street in Boston and applied for a counselor position at Camp Runels (I love their fb page) in Pelham, New Hampshire for the summer of 1962. Yes, I got the job, and worked there for 9 weeks for a salary of $400. Nice memories there, met a lot of friends and grew up a little that summer. Also remember being on the dock with my transistor radio hearing that Marilyn Monroe had died.

I wrote this post because Heather Rojo mentioned the other day that February 22nd is Thinking Day for all Scouts. Since I had never heard of Thinking Day, and don't know when it began.

Update of information: Recently, I discovered several entries in my baby book and am sharing here.
1.  Brownies at age 7-Installation and Troop 120 meeting on Mon. P.M.'s. (Alameda, California)
2.  New Brownie troop - 20 at Mrs. Hamacher's. (Lexington, MA, 1954) 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ansel Adams

Reprinted from my 1979 negative, March 7, 2014
Today is the birthday of Ansel Adams, born February 20, 1902. I'm sharing a photo I took of him, while he was on a book tour in Washington, DC in September 1979. I knew he would be there on that Sunday, so I brought along my camera and the current edition of Time magazine, with his picture on the cover, and a book of photos he had published years prior. I got the book and magazine signed, then waited patiently outside with his chauffeur for him to appear. Nobody was around, just me and the driver. When Mr. Adams came outside, I asked him if I could take his photo, he was delighted, and I was too. He passed away five years later.

The book I had with me was bought at an Yosemite Falls gift shop in May 1978, and I just now looked at it again. Ansel wrote the date (bless him) 9-9-79. Perfect documentation. The day was an overcast Sunday afternoon, a little after 4. I don't think I forgot a thing about that afternoon.



The first printed picture is shown below, you can see it's much smaller than the one I received the other day, first in this post. In addition, when I turned it over I saw it could be used as a post card! Guess that is what they did in 1979.





Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Watertown, Massachusetts -- War Memorial




FIRST WORLD WAR

Ernest M. Allen
David Brodette
Ivan E. Ellis
Domenico Filippelli
Vincent Gorman
Eugene Guihan
Edward Hooks
Edwin G. Keith
Peter J. McHugh
Ernest R. McNamara
James Morgan
Timothy J. Mullen
Jeremiah O'Toole
Luigi Romano
Pasquale Talarico

SECOND WORLD WAR

George E. Bellehumeur
James R. Bermingham
John J. Bindon
Frank C. Brennan
Aldo J. Callarino
Albert Camarra
James W. Campbell
Alfred F. Cole
Arthur Cole
Rosario C. Colella
Louis DeMilia
Anthony English
SECOND WORLD WAR

James J. Donovan
Warren R. Donovan
Chester Dorant
Raymond G. Dougan
James P. Duffy
Edward A. Dunlap III
George H. Elms
John M. A. Falco
Patrick S. Feroleto
Daniel J. Gorham
Lawrence J. Jenkins Jr.
Carlton H. Joy
Andrew J. Kinsella
Minas L. Loisou
Richard M. Miller
Domenick A. Molinelli
Edward F. Moran
Thomas J. Mullins
Frank Novick
Michael Pappas
Pasquale G. Patuto
George R. Peacock
Harold D. Pohl
Vincent J. Ranucci
Lawrence N. Rice
Donald T. Robinson
Angelo M. Russo
Walter A. Swanson
John Thomas
Peter J. Webber
Wendall L. Stonehouse

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Edwards, Bean, Tripp, Butman, Lowell, Massachusetts -- Tombstone Tuesday


 EDWARDS

Lucy C. Bean
Born Aug. 12, 1794
Died Oct. 29, 1864

Elizabeth H.
Daur of Jabez and
Elizabeth H. Edwards
Born. Feb. 22, 1844
Died July 4, 1869

Jabez Edwards
Born Feb. 14, 1815
Died Oct. 9, 1893

Elizabeth H. Edwards
Oct. 9, 188_
Aug. 29, 1902
 John H. Tripp
Died
Mar. 28, 1849
Aged 9 Mos.
-----
G. F. Tripp
Died
Sept. 30, 1869
Aged 34 Yrs.
 TRIPP
Josiah M. Butman
 May 10, 1835 -- Aug. 14, 1915

Elma M. Butman
May 7, 1842 -- Jan. 6, 1925

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lee Harvey Oswald's Wife and my Uncle, a Connection

My aunt, uncle and mother
I've never written about any living members of my family, but when I found out that a story I heard many years ago is indeed true, I thought maybe just this once I could write something. My uncle is a retired doctor, a former obstetrician. Every once in a while I google my name, and members of my family, who are quite scattered around the country, there is mention of one of the names, but there isn't anything that would cause me to break my promise to myself about not writing about them. But, I found something a few weeks ago, and am breaking that promise.

I'll share what I was told by somebody, who, I don't know. Either my mother, aunt or even the doctor/uncle. He was Marina Oswald's doctor, she being the wife of Lee Harvey Oswald who shot President John F. Kennedy. I don't remember my reaction upon hearing this, nor do I remember when, maybe the 60s, 70s, or 80s...I just don't know. Over the years, I forgot about it and even wondered if it was a dream because I forgot so much.

During this time of google searching, my uncle's name came up several times in a document, Oswald, Marina Protective Custody of Sec. Service, Records of the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection: Key Persons Files. I wasn't totally surprised, but was glad there was proof that the old story was true. Once I found his name, I skimmed through the 80 page document and thought I'd just share a few lines from it. When Marina was protected by the Secret Service, everything was documented, and may be read in the released document by the NARA seen HERE. My uncle's name is on the page dated January 10, 1964 (page 37 on the tab), and since many of you probably know the surname, you will see it (I'm trying to protect his name from the internet), or just look for the word doctor. Also, reading the historical document might be of interest to you. Perhaps my uncle was her doctor for many years, maybe her husbands? children? or just Marina's for those months after the assassination, I'll never know. But, in a little over two months, she saw him at least twice. In addition to her hour-by-hour schedule during these months, Marina answers many questions regarding her husband, before November 22, 1963, most things I never knew about, a lot about his rifle.

From the pdf document, I'll share the below:

Protection of Oswald Family
"In the early afternoon of November 24, 1963, while at the Parkland Hospital, after the death of Lee Harvey Oswald, I received a telephone call from Headquarters stating that the President had issued orders that the entire Oswald family should be protected to prevent any harm befalling the mother, brother, widow, or children of Lee Harvey Oswald.

At the time the Oswald family were at the hospital retrieving the remains of Oswald and were discussing funeral arrangements, and receiving spiritual consolation from the chaplain at the hospital. They had been brought to the hospital by Special Agents Howard and Kunkel who previously had arranged to interview the Oswalds with the assistance of Mr. Peter Paul Gregory. I instructed SA Howard and Kunkel to accompany the Oswald to safe destinations when their visit at the hospital had been completed and to continue their attempts to interview each of them. They indicated to me that they had made prior arrangements at a motel."

Feb. 7, 1964: the Protective Detail assigned to Mrs. Marina. Oswald was discontinued at the Willard Hotel.

Wikipedia article about Marina Oswald Porter.
Wikipedia article about Lee Harvey Oswald

Seccomb of Massachusestts and New Hampshire -- Surname Saturday

A Bridge to the Past
This week I'm sharing the descendants of my third generation of the Seccomb line. To set the stage, my oldest Seccomb, Richard was born in England and died in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1694, his son, John married Mehitable Simmons and had Simmons Seccomb whose information is below. I worked on this many years ago and much of my information came from the sources below*.

Because of recent snow storms and being housebound, I've been going back to various tree lines, including this one, and I was surprised with how much new information I found. It was like Christmas. There were many New Hampshire documents online and so many of my unknowns were solved by looking at the images and the wonderful FindAGrave. If you read through, you'll see the town of Amherst, NH mentioned a lot, and in the future, I'll be going there for cemetery photos (most already online, so the search should be easy).

If you have this family, you already know there are many spellings other Seccomb. A side note, if you select "Restrict to Exact" on Ancestry.com, that is what you get. Fortunately, I checked Soundex and Phonetic matches as well. New spellings for this family were: Sacomb, Seacomb. Seacombe, Seccoinbe, Secomb, Secombe, Siccombe.

My direct lines are in All Caps. Feel free to write if you have any questions or anything to add.

Generation No. 1

1.SIMMONS SECCOMB (JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born ABT 20 MAY 1711, and died 1740 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married ELIZABETH RAND 11 JAN 1732 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of ROBERT RAND and ELIZABETH WELCH. She was born ABT 20 JUN 1714.
Children of SIMMONS SECCOMB and ELIZABETH RAND were:
2  i.Elizabeth SECCOMB was born ABT 28 OCT 1733 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 JUL 1794.
+3  ii.John SECCOMB was born 6 JUN 1733 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 JAN 1796 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
+4  iii.JOSEPH SECCOMB was born 7 DEC 1736 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 NOV 1810 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+5  iv.Mehitable SECCOMB was born 16 NOV 1738 in Manchester (was Derryfield), Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 18 AUG 1764 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+6  v.Simmons SECCOMB was born 1 DEC 1740 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 10 JUN 1810 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.


Generation No. 2

3.John SECCOMB (SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 6 JUN 1733 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 JAN 1796 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He was buried in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married Mary SMALL 13 NOV 1777. She was born 1753, and died 6 APR 1781 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. She was buried in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married Elizabeth CARTER 14 JUN 1784. She was born 12 MAR 1754 in of Hollis, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 27 AUG 1807. She was buried in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
Children of John SECCOMB and Mary SMALL were:
+7  i.John SECCOMB was born 31 AUG 1778 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 20 JUL 1856 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
+8  ii.Daniel SECCOMB was born 6 APR 1781, and died 12 JAN 1846 in Mont Vernon, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
Children of John SECCOMB and Elizabeth CARTER were:
9  i.Elizabeth SECCOMB was born 24 APR 1785 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 1 APR 1865 in Peterborough, New Hampshire. She married William Earl TREADWELL 23 JAN 1810. He was born in of Peterborough, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
+10  ii.David SECCOMB was born 1 MAR 1787 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 22 DEC 1844 in Milford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
11  iii.Mary SECCOMB was born 4 DEC 1789, and died 20 JUL 1793 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
12  iv.Sally SECCOMB was born 2 DEC 1791, and died 29 JUL 1793 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
13  v.Mary SECCOMB was born 20 JUN 1794, and died 20 NOV 1872 in Peterborough, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
4.JOSEPH SECCOMB (SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 7 DEC 1736 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 NOV 1810 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Peabody (on Salem line), Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married RUTH BROOKS 20 NOV 1760 in Medford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of CALEB BROOKS and MARY WINN. She was born 2 AUG 1741 in Medford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 2 JUN 1779 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Peabody (on Salem line), Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of JOSEPH SECCOMB and RUTH BROOKS were:
+14  i.REBECCA SECCOMB was born 25 MAR 1762 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 23 NOV 1832 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
15  ii.Ruth SECCOMB was born 17 JUL 1763 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph TIPPET 29 JAN 1782 in Methuen, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He was born 1761.
+16  iii.Elizabeth Mehitable SECCOMB was born 17 DEC 1764 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
17  iv.Joseph SECCOMB was born 6 DEC 1766 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 DEC 1817 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
18  v.Elizabeth SECCOMB was born 31 MAY 1768 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Joshua HALL 3 JUL 1791 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
19  vi.Mary SECCOMB was born 11 JAN 1770 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Andrew BLANEY ABT 23 APR 1799 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He was born in of Chelsea, Massachusetts.
+20  vii.Thomas SECCOMB was born 24 SEP 1771 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
21  viii.John SECCOMB was born 22 JUN 1773 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 10 SEP 1773 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
22  ix.John SECCOMB was born 18 OCT 1774 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JUL 1793 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+23  x.Caleb Brooks SECCOMB was born 14 MAY 1776 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 JUL 1807 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+24  xi.Eben SECCOMB was born 19 JUN 1778.
5.Mehitable SECCOMB (SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 16 NOV 1738 in Manchester (was Derryfield), Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 18 AUG 1764 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married James CLOUGH, son of Isaac CLOUGH.
Child of Mehitable SECCOMB and James CLOUGH was:
25  i.Mehitable Secomb CLOUGH.
6.Simmons SECCOMB (SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 1 DEC 1740 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 10 JUN 1810 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He was buried in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He married Mary TAPPAN 10 OCT 1770 in South Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, daughter of Samuel TAPPAN and Dorothy MOODY. She was born 27 SEP 1742 in Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 MAR 1813 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. She was buried in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
Children of Simmons SECCOMB and Mary TAPPAN were:
26  i.Dorothy SECCOMB was born 9 JUL 1771 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and died 19 OCT 1777 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
27  ii.Elizabeth SECCOMB was born 10 FEB 1773 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and died 7 SEP 1777 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
28  iii.Mary SECCOMB was born 11 JUL 1775 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
29  iv.Mehitable SECCOMB was born 15 MAR 1779 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
30  v.Dorothy SECCOMB was born 15 MAR 1779 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and died 25 OCT 1837 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
+31  vi.Elizabeth SECCOMB was born 9 FEB 1781 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and died 13 FEB 1869 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
32  vii.Sarah SECCOMB was born 12 JUN 1783 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and died 26 AUG 1855 in Tamworth, Carroll Co., New Hampshire. She married Jacob POLLARD 28 NOV 1805 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
+33  viii.Joseph Toppan SECCOMB was born 2 MAR 1786 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.


Generation No. 3

7.John SECCOMB (John SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 31 AUG 1778 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 20 JUL 1856 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married Rachel DURANT 26 APR 1798. She was born 19 SEP 1778 in Nottingham West (now Hudson), Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and died 17 SEP 1839.
Children of John SECCOMB and Rachel DURANT were:
34  i.Rachel SECCOMB was born 6 FEB 1799 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 27 DEC 1874 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
35  ii.Betsey SECCOMB was born 22 AUG 1800 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 18 FEB 1825 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
+36  iii.Levi Jones SECCOMB was born 4 FEB 1804 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 31 OCT 1882 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
37  iv.John SECCOMB was born 16 MAY 1809 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 9 FEB 1813 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
+38  v.Daniel Franklin SECCOMB was born 17 JAN 1820 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 1895.
8.Daniel SECCOMB (John SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 6 APR 1781, and died 12 JAN 1846 in Mont Vernon, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married Betsey DURANT 23 JUL 1805. She died 12 OCT 1826. He married Elizabeth AUSTIN 28 SEP 1828. She was born in New Hampshire, and died AFT 1860.
Children of Daniel SECCOMB and Betsey DURANT were:
39  i.Mahala Jones SECCOMB was born 27 JUL 1806. She married George C. COBURN.
40  ii.Nancy Durant SECCOMB was born 27 SEP 1812, and died 30 JAN 1857 in Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire.
41  iii.Mary SECCOMB was born 11 MAR 1814. She married Charles AUSTIN.
42  iv.Jane SECCOMB was born 27 OCT 1821, and died 22 NOV 1846 in Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire.
Children of Daniel SECCOMB and Elizabeth AUSTIN were:
+43  i.Daniel Andrew Jackson SECCOMB was born 16 SEP 1829 in New Hampshire, and died 16 AUG 1880 in Mont Vernon, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
44  ii.John SECCOMB was born 21 AUG 1833 in New Hampshire, and died 18 AUG 1835.
45  iii.Charles SECCOMB was born 16 JAN 1836 in New Hampshire, and died in of Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
46  iv.Harriet Newell SECCOMB was born 9 NOV 1838 in New Hampshire. She married John H. COGGIN.
47  v.John SECCOMB was born 20 FEB 1840 in New Hampshire, and died SEP 1844 in New Hampshire.
10.David SECCOMB (John SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 1 MAR 1787 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 22 DEC 1844 in Milford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He was buried in Elm Street Cemetery. He married Asenath ODELL 1 MAR 1813. She was born 20 MAY 1790, and died 30 MAY 1814. He married Lydia ADAMS 18 DEC 1823 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. She was born ABT 1790, and died 3 APR 1859 in Milford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. She was buried in Elm Street Cemetery.
Child of David SECCOMB and Asenath ODELL was:
48  i.Asenath Ann SECCOMB was born 7 APR 1814, and died 7 APR 1814.
Children of David SECCOMB and Lydia ADAMS were:
49  i.Frances Charlotte SECCOMB was born 6 JAN 1825, and died 30 APR 1848 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
+50  ii.David Adams SECCOMB was born 25 MAY 1827, and died in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
+51  iii.Charles Carroll SECCOMB was born 25 JAN 1830, and died in of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
52  iv.William Wirt SECCOMB was born 14 OCT 1832, and died 7 SEP 1877 in New York City, Manhattan, New York.
14.REBECCA SECCOMB (JOSEPH SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 25 MAR 1762 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 23 NOV 1832 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married WARD POOLE 27 MAR 1797 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of WILLIAM POOLE and ELIZABETH WARD. He was born 17 APR 1763 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 14 NOV 1828 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of REBECCA SECCOMB and WARD POOLE were:
53  i.Joseph POOLE was born 30 DEC 1797 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 11 MAY 1798 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+54  ii.WARD POOLE was born 30 JAN 1799 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 22 MAY 1864 in So. Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
55  iii.Rebecca POOLE was born 8 OCT 1800 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 15 OCT 1801.
56  iv.Sally POOLE was born FEB 1808, and died 27 FEB 1809 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
16.Elizabeth Mehitable SECCOMB (JOSEPH SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 17 DEC 1764 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Jonathan FROTHINGHAM 3 SEP 1782 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of Jonathan FROTHINGHAM.
Child of Elizabeth Mehitable SECCOMB and Jonathan FROTHINGHAM is:
57  i.Joseph Seccomb FROTHINGHAM was born 18 FEB 1792, and died 18 JUL 1793 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
20.Thomas SECCOMB (JOSEPH SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 24 SEP 1771 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Polly JAMES 1 JUN 1806 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Child of Thomas SECCOMB and Polly JAMES was:
58  i.Ruth SECCOMB was born 2 NOV 1807 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 23 APR 1888 in Wenham, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
23.Caleb Brooks SECCOMB (JOSEPH SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 14 MAY 1776 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 JUL 1807 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married Joanna CRESSEY 28 NOV 1802 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JOB CRESSEY and SARAH DODGE. She was born ABT 1790.
Child of Caleb Brooks SECCOMB and Joanna CRESSEY was:
59  i.Eliza SECCOMB.
24.Eben SECCOMB (JOSEPH SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 19 JUN 1778. He married Mary MARSTON.
Child of Eben SECCOMB and Mary MARSTON was:
60  i.Edward R. SECCOMB.
31.Elizabeth SECCOMB (Simmons SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 9 FEB 1781 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and died 13 FEB 1869 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. She married Daniel PEASLEE 26 FEB 1805 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
Children of Elizabeth SECCOMB and Daniel PEASLEE were:
61  i.Jacob C. PEASLEE was born 3 OCT 1808 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and died 29 NOV 1894 in Danville, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He married Juliette. She was born 18 AUG 1821, and died 4 DEC 1911.
62  ii.Luther Dana PEASLEE was born ABT 1811 in New Hampshire, and died 24 FEB 1905 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
63  iii.Caroline E. PEASLEE was born ABT 1822 in New Hampshire, and died 16 NOV 1898 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
33.Joseph Toppan SECCOMB (Simmons SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 2 MAR 1786 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He married Jane STEPHENS in New Hampshire. She was born 17 JUN 1782 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and died 29 AUG 1838 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
Child of Joseph Toppan SECCOMB and Jane STEPHENS was:
64  i.Simmons Tappan Snett SECCOMB was born 14 JAN 1820 in Kingston, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.


Generation No. 4

36.Levi Jones SECCOMB (John SECCOMB5, John SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 4 FEB 1804 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 31 OCT 1882 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He was buried in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married Nancy HERRICK 7 APR 1831. She was born 19 NOV 1810 in New Hampshire, and died 30 MAR 1900 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. She was buried in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
Children of Levi Jones SECCOMB and Nancy HERRICK were:
+65  i.Helen Elizabeth SECCOMB was born 13 JUL 1833, and died 27 JUN 1861 in Mont Vernon, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
66  ii.Henry Webster SECCOMB was born 26 MAR 1836 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 7 JUN 1906 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married Lucy Jane CHANNELL 24 DEC 1864. She was born 24 JUL 1838 in Litchfield, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 20 JAN 1866 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
38.Daniel Franklin SECCOMB (John SECCOMB5, John SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 17 JAN 1820 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died 1895. He was buried in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married Fanny C. HERRICK 11 DEC 1850. She was born 27 MAR 1816, and died 7 SEP 1859. She was buried in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married Eliza Ann DAMRELL 28 FEB 1860 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Samuel DAMRELL and Ann E. w\o Samuel DAMRELL. She was born 15 AUG 1830 in E. Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 JUL 1884 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
Children of Daniel Franklin SECCOMB and Fanny C. HERRICK were:
67  i.Alfred Herrick SECCOMB was born 6 FEB 1856, and died 13 AUG 1856.
68  ii.Grace SECCOMB was born 26 AUG 1869.
Children of Daniel Franklin SECCOMB and Eliza Ann DAMRELL are:
69  i.Francis Lawrence SECCOMB was born 9 JAN 1861, and died 19 JUL 1864.
70  ii.George Franklin SECCOMB was born 25 OCT 1865, and died 15 JAN 1868.
43.Daniel Andrew Jackson SECCOMB (Daniel SECCOMB5, John SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 16 SEP 1829 in New Hampshire, and died 16 AUG 1880 in Mont Vernon, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He was buried in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. He married Emily A. GLOVER 17 OCT 1861 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, daughter of Alvin GLOVER and Harriet STEWART. She was born DEC 1835 in New Hampshire, and died 26 MAY 1916 in Mont Vernon, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. She was buried in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
Child of Daniel Andrew Jackson SECCOMB and Emily A. GLOVER was:
71  i.George SECCOMB was born APR 1865 in New Hampshire, and died 1 AUG 1940 in Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.
50.David Adams SECCOMB (David SECCOMB5, John SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 25 MAY 1827, and died in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married Charlotte A. EASTMAN 27 FEB 1855.
Children of David Adams SECCOMB and Charlotte A. EASTMAN were:
72  i.Carrie E. SECCOMB was born 17 MAY 1857.
73  ii.David Willis SECCOMB was born 5 JUL 1860.
74  iii.Frank SECCOMB was born 7 SEP 1875.
51.Charles Carroll SECCOMB (David SECCOMB5, John SECCOMB4, SIMMONS SECCOMB3, JOHN SECCOMB2, RICHARD SECCOMB1) was born 25 JAN 1830, and died in of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married Emma TOMLINSON. He married Annabell Frances CROSBY 14 SEP 1871. She was born in of Milford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
Child of Charles Carroll SECCOMB and Annabell Frances CROSBY was:
75  i.Annabell SECCOMB was born 25 AUG 1873.

* Usher, James M. and Charles Brooks, History of the Town of Medford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts (Boston: Rand, Avery & Co., 1886). Page 556. "Came from the West or England; settled at Lynn as early as 1660; and d. 1694."

Secomb, Daniel F., History of the Town of Amherst, New Hampshire (Concord, NH: Evans, Sleeper & Woodbury, 1883, reprinted 1972, NH Pub. Co.). (Note: Written by one of the descendants listed above.)

Noyes, Sybil, Charles T. Libby & Walter G. Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire (Portland, ME: Anthoensen Press, 1928 (reprinted Gen. Pub., 1972). Page 616.

Robbins, Chandler, History of the Second Church, Or Old North Church (Boston: John Wilson & Son, 1852). Page 276.