Category Archive: Gale Family

Sep 06

52 Ancestors, Week #35: Captain Daniel Gale

Captain Daniel Gale (1739–1801) was my fourth great grandfather who removed from Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, where most of his children were born, to Gilmanton, Strafford County, New Hampshire,[1] about 1780.

Daniel’s probate files are located in Strafford County, New Hampshire and consist of his will, nomination of executors, and an inventory of his estate.[2]

Daniel penned his last will and testament on the 3rd of October 1801. Witnesses to the will were Isaac Smith, Joseph Parsons, and Edward Colcorde. Daniel appointed his son Stephen and his wife Patience, joint executors and distributed his estate in the following manner:[3]

  1. “… to my beloved wife Patience, the use and improvement of my homestead with all the buildings, privileges & appurtenances thereunto belonging during her natural Life except the south easterly end of the Lot which I have deeded to my son Daniel… to my wife all my personal estate my stock farming tools, wearing apparel and every moveable she paying my debts out of the same.”
  2. “… my executor should pay in one year after my decease two dollars a piece to each of my four daughters viz To my daughter Tilton, Mrs., to my daughter Potter, Mrs. [Shuah] to my daughter Richardson, Mrs. [Betty] & to my daughter Pearly, Mrs. … It is my will that my household goods should be equally divided among my above mentioned daughters.”
  3. “… my executor should pay in one year after my decease one dollar a piece to each of my sons (viz)” Jacob, Joseph, Daniel, & Stephen.
  4. “… to my son Stephen after the decease of his mother all my homestead as above mentioned…”

Daniels will was proven on the 26th of October,[4] and on the same day, “Patience Gale and Stephen Gale, junior yeoman were nominated and allowed to be executors of the last will and testament of Daniel Gale late of Gilmanton deceased who gave bond in the Sum of two thousand Dollars…”[5]

On the 12th of November 1801, an inventory of Daniel’s estate was conducted by Benjamin Page, Peter Folsom, 3d, and Samuel Shepard who appraised the estate at over fourteen hundred dollars.[6] He appears to have had a substantial home (including a desk) and crops, as well as a pew in the Meeting House in the Second Parish in Gilmanton.

Daniel Gale. Born on 2 September 1739 in Kingston; died in Gilmanton, on 10 November 1801 and was buried in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.[7]

On 29 May 1760 Daniel married Patience Eastman, daughter of Joseph Eastman & Patience Smith, in Kingston.[8] Patience was born on 14 Dec 1738 perhaps in Kingston; and died in Gilmanton, in May 1804.

They had the following children:

  1. Jacob Gale. Born on 5 October 1762 in Kingston; and married Mary Rowell, 5 April 1787.[9]
  2. Joseph Gale. Born on 30 October 1764 in Kingston; and married Sarah Smith, 16 April 1789.[10]

iii.        Shuah Gale. Born on 28 March 1767 in Kingston (twin of Daniel); and married Thomas Potter, 29 September 1793 at the Smith Meeting House in Gilmanton. [11]

  1. Daniel Gale (1767-1829). Please see blog #34 Daniel Gale of Kingston & Gilmanton, N.H.
  2. Stephen Gale. Born 10 April 1774, in Kingston;[12] and died in Gilmanton, 8 January 1832. Stephen and Lois were buried at the Smith Meeting House Cemetery.[13] The couple had seven children.
  3. Susannah Gale. Born in Kingston; probably married a Tilton/Felton or Pearly.[14]

vii.        Mary Gale. Born in Kingston; probably married a Tilton/Felton or Pearly.[15]

viii.        Elizabeth (Betty) Gale. Born in Kingston; and probably married Jeremiah Richardson in March 1796.[16]

Future Research

Property records for Straffod County, New Hampshire, need to be searched for reference to the Gale and Eastman families around the Gilmington area.

Captain Daniel Gale may have participated in the Revolutionary War. A Daniel Gale who enlisted 25 June 1779,[17] but it is not known whether this is my ancestor. Obviously a lot of research needs to be conducted to sort through the various Daniel Gales.

 

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Notes

[1] The town of Gilmanton was established as part of Strafford County, New Hampshire, but in 1840, it became a part of Belknap County which was created from Strafford County.

[2] Strafford County, New Hampshire, Probate Records 1801–1803, Volume 7; Family History Library microfilm #164,175, item 2. Hereinafter cited as Strafford County Probate Records, Volume 7.

[3] Will of Daniel Gale, Strafford County Probate Records, Volume 7: 82-83.

[4] Strafford County Probate Records, Volume 7: 112.

[5] Strafford County Probate Records, Volume 7: 84.

[6] Strafford County Probate Records, Volume 7: 320-322.

[7] Mary Lovering Holman, Margaret Forney, Germaine G. Guiot, and Winifred Lovering, Death Records from the Smith Meeting House Burial Ground (Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Typescript, n.d.), 265. Hereinafter cited as Death Records from the Smith Meeting House Burial Ground.

[8] Daniel Lancaster, The Story of Gilmanton, Embracing the Genealogical and Miscellaneous History from the First Settlement to the Present Time; Including What Is Now Gilford to the Time It Was Disannexed (Gilmanton, New Hampshire: Alfred Prescott, 1845), 265. Hereinafter cited as The Story of Gilmanton.

[9] The Story of Gilmanton, 265.

[10] The Story of Gilmanton, 265.

[11] Mary Lovering Holman, Winifred Holman and others, Records from the First Book of the Smith Meeting House Gilmanton, New Hampshire, 1775-1819; and Cemetery Records from Gilmanton, Barnstead, Salem Centre, N.H., etc. (Salt Lake City: Typescript, n.d.), 37

[12] The Story of Gilmanton, 265.

[13] Tombstone of Stephen Gale and Lois P, his wife, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road); viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

[14] Will of Daniel Gale, Strafford County Probate Records, Volume 7: 82-83.

[15] Will of Daniel Gale, Strafford County Probate Records, Volume 7: 82-83.

[16] “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11874-74981-92?cc=1520640 : accessed 06 Sep 2014), 004243166 > image 2408 of 5058; citing Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.

[17] Isaac W. Hammond, editor, Rolls and Documents Related to Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, Volume III (Manchester, New Hampshire: State of New Hampshire, 1887), 13,

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Sep 04

52 Ancestors, Week #34: Daniel Gale of Kingston & Gilmanton, N.H.

Daniel Gale (1767-1829) was my third great grandfather who removed from Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire as a young adult and settled in Gilmanton, Strafford County.[1]

Daniel Gale. Born on 28 March 1767 in Kingston, son of Capt. Daniel Gale and Patience Eastman; [2] and died in Gilmanton, on 26 March 1829.[3]

On 5 August 1790 Daniel married Dolly Smith, daughter of Dr. William Smith & Betsey Batchelder, in the Smith Meeting House, Gilmanton. Dolly was born on 17 January 1764;[4] and died in Gilmanton on 10 February 1853.

They had the following children:

  1. Betsey. Born in Gilmanton; married Samuel Smith; and died on 11 Dec 1884 in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.8
  2. Susannah. Born in Gilmanton; married Francis Ayer in Belmont, Strafford County on 3 February 1824.9

iii.      Ebenezer. Born in Gilmanton, and married a woman called Catharine.

  1. Dorothy “Dolly” Gale. Born in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.
  2. Robert Smith Gale. Born in 1804 in Gilmanton; died on 16 January 1894;[5] and was buried at Smith Meeting House. [6] He married Betsey Peaslee who died on 24 November 1870 and was buried at Smith Meeting House.[7] Robert and Betsy had at four known children: George A. Gale, Daniel Edwin Gale, Laura A. Gale, and Martha J. Gale.
  3. William Smith. Born on 24 December 1790 in Gilmanton.10

vii.      Daniel C. Gale. He married a woman called Mary Ellen (surname unknown). They had one child, Mary Gale.

viii.      Eliphalet Gale. Born on 16 December 1806;[8] and died 16 April 1891[9]. For additional information please see 52 Ancestors, 52 Weeks, #24 Eliphalet Gale.

Daniel wrote his will on 23 March 1829 just a few days before his death. In the will he made the following bequeaths:[10]

  1. “…to my beloved Wife Dolly Gale the one half of all the dwelling house that I now live in, in Gilmanton … meaning the east front room and equal to one half of the kitchen to do her washing in also for baking in the oven and other house work usually done in a kitchen also one third part of the Cellar with the privilege to pass to and from the same also one half of the chamber that is in the east end of the house with a privilege to pass to and from the same where they are now used _ also one half of the front entry also a privilege to the well for water and a privilege in the door yards to keep wood in also to be paid her yearly ten bushels of Indian corn and five bushels of wheat and fifteen bushels of potatoes and garden same as she may need for her own use and one hog for her Pork also two Cows and two sheep to be furnished and kept for her own use and benefit also wood hauled to the door sufficient to keep one fire also the use of a horse and sleigh by winter and wagon by summer to visit friends also all the household furniture that may be in the house at my decease to be at her disposal at her decease to be performed by my Executors hereafter named during her natural life.”
  2. “…to my son William Smith Gale five dollars and no more he having received his share before”
  3. “…to my daughters Betsey Smith Gale fifty Dollars in money to be paid her by my executors in six months after my decease also a privilege in my dwelling house that is one half of the west front room also a privilege in the oven to bake and one sixth part of the Cellar and a privilege to go to and from the same through the kitchen and one quarter part of the front entry which privileges are to remain until she may marry and no Longer.”
  4. ”… my son Daniel Gale one quarter part of a forty acre lot in Gilmanton in said County being lot numbered thirty one in the second range of forty acre lots in said Town in common undivided to him and his heirs and assigns forever.”
  5. “… my son Ebenezer Gale one quarter part of a forty acre lot in said Town and County being lot numbered thirty one in the second range of forty acre lots in said Town in common undivided to him and his heirs and assigns forever.”
  6. “… my daughter Susanna Ayres sixteen Dollars in money to be paid her in six months after my decease by my Executors…”
  7. “… my daughter Dorothy Gale fifty Dollars in money to be paid her by my Executors in six months after my decease also a privilege in my dwelling house that is the one half of the west front room also a privilege in the oven to bake bread and one sixth part of the Cellar and a privilege to go to and from the same through the kitchen and one quarter part of the front entry which privileges to remain until she shall Marry and no longer.”
  8. “… to my sons Robert Smith Gale and Eliphalet Gale all the rest residue and remainder of my real Estate situate in Gilmanton aforesaid together will [with] all my Personal Estate remaining after payment of all my Just debts they paying, and complying with all the legacies as above described to have and to hold the same to them and their heirs and assigns forever.”

Witness to the will (proven on16 April 1829 in Sanbornton) were Peter Judkins, John Nelson and Abraham Parsons Jr.

Smith Meeting House Cemetery Gilmanton, New HampshireDaniel and Dolly (Smith) Gale were buried in the Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[11]

Future Research

From Daniel’s will we know that he owned 40 acres in Gilmanton and also his residence. It is unclear if the residence was upon the 40 acres or if Daniel had two separate parcels. When he died in 1829 the land would have been located in Strafford County, New Hampshire. It would be beneficial to search the Strafford County Deeds.

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Notes

[1] The town of Gilmanton was established as part of Strafford County, New Hampshire, but in 1840, it became a part of Belknap County which was created from Strafford County.

[2] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 155. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Canterbury.

[3] Tombstone of Daniel Gale and Dolly, his wife, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road), viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991. Hereinafter cited as Tombstone of Daniel Gale and Dolly, his wife.

[4] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 155.

[5] Tombstone of Robert S. Gale, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road), viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991. Hereafter cited as Tombstone of Robert S. Gale.

[6] Tombstone of Robert S. Gale.

[7] Tombstone of Betsey, wife of R.S. Gale, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road), viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

[8] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 156..

[9] Obituary of Eliphalet Gale, Rays of Light Penacook, New Hampshire, 23 April 1891.

[10] Will of Daniel Gale, Strafford County, New Hampshire, Probate Records, 1828–1830, Volume 39:240–243; Family History Library microfilm 16,489.

[11] Tombstone of Daniel Gale and Dolly, his wife, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road), viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

 

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Jul 07

52 Ancestors: #24 Eliphalet Gale

EGale1890ELIPHALET GALE, born 16 December 1806 in Gilmanton, Strafford County (now Belknap); and died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 16 April 1891.[1] He is buried in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.[2]

Eliphalet married, first. HANNAH GALE, daughter of Stephen Gale & Lois Patten on 28 December 1836.9 Hannah died in Concord on 19 August 1849.[3]

They had the following children:

i.            STEPHEN EDWIN GALE, born on 7 Jan 1842 in Concord.[4] Stephen Edwin died in Canterbury on 29 Jan 1890. [5]   Stephen was buried in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.[6]

On 3 December 1871 Stephen married CLARA PEASLEE, daughter of Zaccheus Peaslee & Betsey A. Parrish, in Gilmanton.[7] Clara was born on 16 August 1846 and died on 20 March 1913. [8]

ii.            MARTHA ANNA GALE, born on 20 December 1844 in Concord.[9] Martha Anna died in Concord on 21 June 1847, and was buried in Gilmanton.[10]

iii.            ELIPHALET FRANK GALE, born on 24 February 1848 in Concord.[11]

On 22 October 1872 he married FANNIE BENNETT.[12] Elipahlet and Fannie had one child, Chester Howard Gale.

 Eliphalet married, second, Mary Jane Merrill, daughter of Jonathan Merrill and Margaret Clark, on 26 June 1850.[13] Mary Jane was born 2 May 1823 in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts,[14] and died in Canterbury on 28 June 1906. [15]

Eliphalet and Mary Jane had the following children:

i.            MARGARET ELIZABETH GALE, born on 16 May 1851 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[16] Margaret Elizabeth died in Canterbury, on 15 Jan 1919.[17]Buried on 18 Jan 1919 in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord.[18]

M. Lizzie Gale married ALFRED H. BROWN, son of Hermon Brown & Sophronia Prescott, in Canterbury on the 20th of January 1872.[19]  Alfred was born on 14 July 1838 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.[20] Alfred Hermon died in Canterbury on 4 October 1921.[21] Margaret and Alfred had four children.

ii.            GEORGE HOWARD GALE, born on 26 March 1853 in Concord.[22] George Howard died in 1932; he was 78.7 Buried in 1932 in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.7

On 17 October 1900 when George Howard was 47, he married MARTHA FICHTEL, daughter of Carl F. Fichtel & Elizabeth Dolde, in New York City. [23] Martha was born on 30 June 1872 in New York, NY.[24] Martha died in 1964.[25]

iii.            WILLIAM CLARK GALE, born on 6 March 1855 in Concord.[26] William Clark died in Canterbury on 20 April 1865 at the age of ten. [27]

iv.            ANNA GERTRUDE GALE, born on 23 Jan 1858 in Canterbury.[28] Anna Gertrude died in Sommerville, Middlesex County, Massachusettes, on 28 February 1903.25

On 10 July 1886 when Anna Gertrude was 28, she married GEORGE M. CLOUGH9 in Canterbury. [29] George was born on 28 May 1863 in Warner, Merrimack County.25 Anna Gertrude and George Clough had three children.

v.            MINNIE FRANCES GALE, born on 9 October 1860 in Canterbury. [30]

On 19 July 1883 when Minnie Frances was 22, she married ROBERT FRAME, son of James Frame & Agnes Garroway, in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[31] Robert was born in 1858, perhaps in Glasgow, Scotland.

vi.           SARAH ANGIE GALE, born on 27 July 1863 in Canterbury. [32] Sarah Angie died in Canterbury on 26 April 1865. [33]

vii.             CLARENCE SIDNEY GALE, born on 18 April 1865 in Canterbury. [34]

On 19 October 1887 Sidney married LILLIAN M. MORRILL in Canterbury. [35] Lillian was born on 10 February 1866.[36]

viii.            BERTHA MAY GALE, born on 16 May 1869 in Canterbury. [37] Bertha May died on 20 October 1943.[38] Buried in Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.[39]

On 8 June 1890 Bertha married JOHN O. HOUSTON, son of Robert Houston & Adaline Duncklee, in Canterbury.[40] John was born on 6 April 1858 in Bedford, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, and died in Boscawen, Merrimack County, on 11 July 1924.[41]

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Notes

[1] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156; hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury; and Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259,048, item 3, 306-307, hereinafter cited as Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths.

[2]Tombstone of Eliphalet Gale, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road).

[3] Lyford , History of Canterbury, II: 156; and Tombstone of Hannah Gale, wife of Eliphalet, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road).

[4] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[5] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[6] Tombstone of Stephen E Gale and Clara Peaslee, his wife, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road); hereinafter cited as Tombstone of Stephen E. Gale, et al.

[7] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156; and Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Vital Records 1, Family History Library microcopy 1,007,165.

[8] Tombstone of Stephen E. Gale et al.

[9] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[10] Tombstone of Martha Annna, only daughter of Eliphalet & Hannah Gale, Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Route 107 to Smith Meetinghouse Road, part of which is a dirt road)..

[11] Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths

[12] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 263.

[13] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[14] Vital Records of Methuen, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, 1909), 84

[15] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156; and New Hampshire Death Records, 1901-1948,” Online database, FamilySearch Record Search, 2010, FamilySearch.org, FHL microfilm, 316 reels, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; hereinafter cited as Certificate of Death of Margaret Elizabeth Brown.

[16] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156; and Certificate of Death of Margaret Elizabeth Brown, 15 January 1919, Canterbury, New Hampshire

[17] Certificate of Death of Margaret Elizabeth Brown; and Grave marker of Margaret E. Gale Brown,” Blossom Hill Cemetery, 207 North State Street, Concord, New Hampshire, Viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

[18] Tombstone of Margaret E. Gale Brown,” Blossom Hill Cemetery, 207 North State Street, Concord, New Hampshire, Viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, September 1991.

[19] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 46; Charles Henry Chandler, The History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1735-1914 with Genealogical Records of the Principal Families (Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Sentinel Printing Company, 1914), 276; hereinafter cited as Chandler, History of New Ipswich; and Index of Marriages, Canterbury, Family History Library microfilm 2,259,048, item 3.

[20]Chandler, History of New Ipswich, 276.

[21] Annual Report of the Town Officers of the Town of Canterbury (Canterbury, New Hampshire: The Town, 1922), 62.

[22] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156; hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury; and Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259,048, item 3, 306-307, hereinafter cited as Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths.

[23] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[24] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[25] Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths.

[26] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156; hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury; and Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259,048, item 3, 306-307, hereinafter cited as Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths.

[27] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[28] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[29] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 157; and Marriage record of George M. Clough and Anna Gertrude Gale

[30] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156; hereinafter cited as Lyford, History of Canterbury; and Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259,048, item 3, 306-307, hereinafter cited as Canterbury Records of Marriages, births, and deaths.

[31] Marriages Registered in the town of Canterbury, Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931; and Marriage Record of Robert Frame and Minnie F. Gale, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” Online database,  FamilySearch.org.

[32] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156; and Births Registered in the Town of Canterbury, page 130, Canterbury Records of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1719–1931, FHL microfilm 2,259,048, item 3; hereinafter cited as Births Registered in the Town of Canterbury.

[33] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 156.

[34] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 256; and Births Registered in the Town of Canterbury, page 136.

[35] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 157.

[36] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 263.

[37] Lyford, History of Canterbury, II: 157.

[38] Tombstone of Bertha May (Gale) Houston, Online database, http://www.findagrave.com/, viewed 16 April 2013; hereinafter cited as Tombstone of May Houston.

[39] Tombstone of Bertha May Houston

[40] Marriage Record of John O. Houston and Bertha M. Gale, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947, Online database at FamilySearch.org.

[41] Tombstone of John O. Houston, Online database, http://www.findagrave.com/, viewed 16 April 2013

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Nov 21

Matrilineal Monday

One of the down sides of accepting client commissions as a professional genealogist (I’m proud to have been an associate of the Board of Certification of Genealogists for over fifteen years) is that we sometimes spend so much time conducting research on families of others, we rarely accomplish much research on our own families.

When I recently decided to write a blog on my matrilineal line, I was somewhat surprised to see that I’ve conducted very little original research on these lines. The brief ahnentafel of my matrilineal line will illustrate just that.

3. Josephine Emma Perkins. Born on 30 Dec 1917 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[1] Josephine Emma died in York Harbor, York County, Maine, on 2 Jan 1993, at the age of 75.[2] Memorial services were held on 5 January 1993 in Concord, New Hampshire. Josephine was buried in the family plot (Plot FF 2 Grave), Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

On 21 Sep 1940 she married Oscar Herman Woodward  Jr. in Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[3]

7. Alice Margaret Brown. Born on 20 Feb 1886 in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[4] Alice Margaret died in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, on 4 Jun 1983; she was 97.[5] Buried on 9 Jul 1983 in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

On 8 Apr 1908 she married Homer Lathe Perkins in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

15. Margaret Elizabeth Gale. Born on 16 May 1851 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[6] Margaret Elizabeth died in Cerebral Embolism, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 15 Jan 1919; she was 67.[7] Buried on 18 Jan 1919 in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

On 20 Jan 1872 Margaret Elizabeth Gale married Alfred Hermon Brown in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[8]

31. Mary Jane Merrill. Born on 2 May 1823 in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.[9] Mary Jane died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 28 Jun 1906; she was 83.[10] Buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.

On 26 Jun 1850 Mary Jane Merrill married Eliphalet Gale, perhaps in, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[11]

63. Margaret Clark. Born on 28 Apr 1798 in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.[12] Margaret died in Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 7 Nov 1875 at the age of 77[13] and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.

On 2 Jul 1822 Margaret Clark married Jonathan Merrill in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

127. Mary Quimby.[14] Born about 1778. Her death date is unknown at this time.

Mary Quimby married James Clark about 1798.[15]


[1] Birth Certificate of Josephine Emma Perkins.
[2] State of Maine certificate of death, Josephine Woodward, 4 January 1993, York, Maine; and Obituary of Josephine Woodward, Concord Monitor, Concord, New Hampshire, 4 January 1993, p. B2. Although I was not present at the time of her death, I was present at her memorial service arranged by the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord, New Hampshire.
[3] New Hampshire Marriage Records.” Marriage certificate of Oscar Herman Woodward Jr. and Josephine Emma Perkins.
[4] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 47. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Canterbury.
[5] Death Certificate of Alice M. Perkins, file #8303448, 10 June 1983, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire
[6] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 156; and  “Death Record of Margaret Elizabeth Brown, recorded 20 January 1919, Box 500, New Hampshire Vital Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire.
[7] Death Record of Margaret Elizabeth Brown, recorded 20 January 1919, Box 500, New Hampshire Vital Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire.
[8] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 46; Charles Henry Chandler, The History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1735-1914 with Genealogical Records of the Principal Families (Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Sentinel Printing Company, 1914), 276; “New Hampshire Bride Index, Record Info: Family History Library microfilm: #0,975,694; Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1719-1931, Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259,048, item 3, 106-107.
[9] Vital Records of Methuen, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, 1909, 84; and History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 242.
[10] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 156; and “New Hampshire Death Records, 1901-1948,” FamilySearch database, FamilySearch.org, viewed 4 February, 2011.
[11] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 156.
[12] History of the Town of Canterbury, II: 242.
[13]  Commonwealth of Massachusetts copy of record of death, Margaret C. Merrill, No. 93765, February 1983, Boston, Massachusetts; and History of the Town of Canterbury, 242.
[14] History of the Town of Canterbury.
[15] History of the Town of Canterbury.

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Jul 27

Wordless Wednesday: Frame Collaterals

Robert Frame

James and Edna Frame

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Jul 20

Wordless Wednesday: Gale Collaterals

Anna Gale Clough

Minnie Gale Frame

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Jun 05

This Is the Face of Genealogy

Mary Jane (Merrill) Gale and her daughter Margaret Gale (about 1890, taken in or about Concord, New Hampshire)

My 2nd great grandmother and her daughter (my great grandmother).

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Mar 14

Matrilineal Monday: Margaret E. Gale

Margaret Elizabeth (Gale) Brown

My great grandmother, Margaret Elizabeth Gale (daughter of Eliphalet and Mary Jane (Merrill) Gale was born in Concord, New Hampshire on the 16th of May 1851.[1] She married Alfred H. Brown on the 20th of January  1872 in Canterbury, New Hampshire.[2] Alfred was a merchant in Canterbury, New Hampshire. Margaret died 15 January 1919.[3]

 

Sources:
1) Death Registration of Margaret Elizabeth Brown, Box #500, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord, New Hampshire; and James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1y727-1912, 2 volumes, Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 156.
2) “Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1719-1931,” Canterbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Family History Library microfilm #2,259048, item 3.
3) Death Record of Margaret Elizabeth Gale, “New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947,” Online Database from the New Hampshire State Department of Vital Records and Health Statistics at FamilySearch.org.

 

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Feb 27

Eliphalet Gale

My 2nd great grandfather, Eliphalet Gale (16 Dec 1806 – 16 Apr 1891)

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Feb 25

Tombstone: Willie and Seddie Gale

This tombstone located within the Smith Meeting House Cemetery in Gilmington, New Hampshire, tells us very little. It simply memorializes Willie and Seddie Gale children of E. and M.J. Gale. No dates were found on this gravestone.

My 2nd great grandparents Eliphalet Gale and Mary Jane (Merrill) Gale had at least eight children. According to James Otis Lyford’sHistory of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912 (2 volumes, 1912), their son William Clark Gale was born 6 March 1855 and died at the age of ten on 20 April 1865 in Canterbury; and their daughter Sarah Angle Gale was born 27 July 1863 in Canterbury [“Canterbury, New Hampshire, Records of Marriages, births, and deaths, 1719-1931,” FHL microfilm 2,259,048, item 3, 306-307]  and died there, 26 April 1865.

Many of the family members, including Eliphalet and Mary Jane were buried at the Smith Meeting House Cemetery in Gilmington although the family also resided in Canterbury and later Concord, New Hampshire.

Originally published in Anamnesis

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