Category Archive: Gale Family

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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