Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 11

52 Ancestors, Week #27: Richard Adams of Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts

Richard Admas and Sarah Noyes were the parents of Revolutionary War Veteran Enoch Adams, subject of 52 Ancestors, Week #26

RICHARD ADAMS, son of RICHARD ADAMS and SUSANNA PIKE, was born on 2 November 1726 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts,[1] and died in there on 6 November 1788.[2]

Richard married SARAH NOYES, daughter of MOSES NOYES and HANNAH SMITH, on 21 January1755 in Newbury.[3] Sarah was born in January1731 in Newbury,[4] and died there, Sarah on 31 January1821, at the age of eighty-nine.[5]

Richard was a farmer and a resident of Newburyport, Essex County.[6]

Richard Adams and Sarah Noyes had the following children:

i.            ENOCH ADAMS, born on 29 November 1755 in Newbury.[7]  Enoch died in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 27 February 1842.[8]
On 11 May 1781 Enoch married ELIZABETH RUSSELL in Newbury.[9] Elizabeth, born on 27 June 1759,died in August 1802.[10]

ii.            PAUL ADAMS, born on 12 Apr 1758 in Newbury.[11] Paul died in Newbury, on 9 September1833. [12]
On 30 Apr 1785 when Paul was 27, he first married HANNAH ILSLEY, daughter of THOMAS ILSLEY & HANNAH JEWETT, in Newbury.[13] Hannah was born on 27 July 1765 in Newbury.[14]
On 28 February 1803 Paul married, second, HANNAH G. KENISTON, daughter of MOSES KENISTON & DOLLY [--?--], in Newbury.[15] Hannah died in Newbury, on 25 August 1844.[16]

According to Andrew Adams, Paul was a farmer, blacksmith, miller and Quaker.[17]

        iii.            DANIEL ADAMS, born on 15 November 1760 in Newbury.[18] Daniel died in Newbury, on 2 August 1846.[19]
On 26 November 1788 Daniel married, first, EDNA NOYES, daughter of MOSES NOYES & HANNAH SMITH, in Newbury.[20]  Edna was born on 17 November 1736 in Newbury. [21]
On 18 January1800 Daniel married, second, SARAH PIERCE in Newbury. [22] Sarah was born about 1761 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts and died in Newbury, on 1 January1849.[23]
Daniel, a resident of Newbury, was a “farmer and cordwainer, and became a miller about 1789.” [24]

                    iv.            SARAH ADAMS, born on 2 May 1763 in Newbury.[25]
On 26 December 1799 Sarah married SAMUEL BLAKE in Newbury.[26]

v.            SIMEON ADAMS, born on 27 August 1765 in Newbury. [27]
On 13 Apr 1790 Simeon married SALLY LITTLE in Newbury. [28] Sally, daughter of Dr. Stephen Little of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, died 20 February 1837. [29]
Daniel was a soldier at the time of the Shay rebellion. He moved to Limerick, Maine, where he farmed, was a friend of Temperance,  and a lover and performer of music. [30]

vi.            HANNAH ADAMS, born on 28 March 1768 in Newbury.[31]

On 17 February 1795 Hannah married, first, PAUL THORLA in Newbury. [32] Hannah married, second, GEORGE ADAMS, son of JOHN ADAMS and ELIZABETH THURLOW, 18 December 1838. [33]

vii.            ELIZABETH ADAMS, born on 17 Apr 1770 in Newbury. [34]  Elizabeth died in Newbury, on 29 March 1838. [35]
On 27 October 1792 Elizabeth married GEORGE ADAMS, son of JOHN ADAMS & ELIZABETH THURLA, in Newbury. [36] George was born on 23 September1768 in Newbury. [37] George married, second, his widowed sister-in-law Hannah Adams. [38]

viii.            ASA ADAMS, born on 14 October 1772 in Newbury. [39]  Asa died in Newbury, on 16 May 1801.[40]
On 1 July 1795 Asa married DOROTHY MORSE in Newbury.[41] Dorothy, daughter of ELIPAHLET MORSE and ANN ROLFE of Bedford, New Hampshire, was born 25 February 1776.[42] Dorothy, often called “Dolly,” died in Newbury, on 26 October 1846. [43]

ix.            EBENEZER ADAMS, born on 19 July 1776 in Newbury. [44] Ebenezer died in Newbury, on 13 December 1848. [45]
On 18 September1798 Ebenezer married EDNA ADAMS in Newbury. [46]  Edna was the daughter of MOSES ADAMS and RUTH PALMER. [47]

Future Research

It is evident that beyond vital statistics, I know little of this family. At the very minimum, I need to conduct the searches in the following records.

  • Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Deed Records of Essex County
  • Court Records of Essex County

 

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[1] Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, 2 volumes (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911), I: 18; hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Newbury.

[2] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 536.

[3] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 13.

[4] Vital Records of Newbury,, I: 368.

[5] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 537.

[6] Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, Massachusetts and His Descendants (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1900), 15; hereinafter cited as Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams.

[7] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 13.

[8] Affidavit of James Clark, 22 March 1842, Enoch Adams Final Pension  Payment, number 100793, Records of the Accounting Office of the Department of Treasury, Record Group 217, National Archives, Washington, D.C.; and Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams, 39.

[9] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 9.

[10] John J. Dearborn, The History of Salisbury, New Hampshire, from Date of Settlement to the Present Time (Manchester, New Hampshire: William E. Moore, 1890), 447,

[11] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 17.

[12] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 536.

[13] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 13.

[14] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 236.

[15] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 13.

[16] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 535.

[17] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[18] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 11.

[19] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 534.

[20] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 8.

[21] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 359.

[22] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 8.

[23] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 537.

[24] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[25] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 19.

[26] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 14.

[27] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 14.

[28] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 14.

[29] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[30] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[31] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 13.

[32] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 10.

[33] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[34] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 12.

[35] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 534.

[36] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 9.

[37] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 13.

[38] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[39] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 10.

[40] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 533.

[41] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 8.

[42] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

[43] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 534.

[44] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 12.

[45] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 534.

[46] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 9.

[47] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams. 39.

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Jul 09

52 Ancestors, #26: Enoch Adams, Rev War Veteran

My 4th great grandfather, Enoch Adams, was a Revolutionary War Veteran.

Enoch Adam, a resident of Newbury, Massachusetts, first enlisted for service in the Revolution War in April 1775 for eight months. He re-enlisted five times with the last enlistment in June 1778 for nine months.[1]

ENOCH ADAMS, Born on 29 November 1755 in Newbury.[2] Enoch died in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 27 February 1842.[3]

Enoch was married on 11 May 1781 to ELIZABETH RUSSELL in Newbury.[4] Elizabeth was born on 27 June 1759 and died (perhaps in Salisbury) in Aug 1802.[5]

Enoch and Elizabeth had nine children:

i.            RUSSELL ADAMS, baptized on 20 January 1782 at the First Congregational Church in Newbury. [6] Russell died 21 October 1788 in Newbury,[7] and was buried on 22 October 1788 in Newbury.[8]

ii.            RICHARD ADAMS, baptized on 31 August 1783 at the First Congregation Church in Newbury;[9] died in November 1788.[10]

iii.            ELI ADAMS, born on 29 September 1784 in Newbury;[11] baptized on 17 October 1784 at the Frist Congregation Church in Newbury;[12] died on 17 July 1832;[13] and was buried 29 July 1817 in Newbury.[14] Eli married ABIGAIL TRUE in 1824.[15]

iv.            JUDITH ADAMS, born on 2 January 1787 in Newbury;[16] baptized 11 February 1787 at the First Congregational Church in Newbury.[17] Judith died 9 September 1874.[18]

On 21 November 1808 Judith married ENOCH EASTMAN of Boscawen, New Hampshire, in Newbury.[19] Enoch Eastman & Judith resided in Webster, New Hampshire. He died 29 September 1865 at the age of 96 years, 6 months.[20]

v.            RUSSELL ADAMS, born on 12 May 1788.[21] Russell died in Hill, Merrimack County, on 19 November 1859.[22]

Russell married SUSAN FIFIELD, daughter of Obediah P. Fifield, on 11 March 1813  in Salisbury.[23] Susan died on 27 April 1856 in Hill.[24]

vi.            RICHARD ADAMS, born on 29 July 1790 probably in New Hampshire.[25]

On 28 December 1813 Richard married SARAH DUNBAR. [26]

vii.            ELIZABETH ADAMS, born on 3 May 1792 probably in, New Hampshire.[27]

viii.            PHEBE ADAMS, born on 2 July 1795 probably in, New Hampshire. [28]

ix.           DORCAS ADAMS, born on 19 July 1797 in Salisbury, and died in Hill on 10 March 1877.[29] Dorcas was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack County.[30]

On 8 July 1828 Dorcas married DANIEL SAUNDERS WOODWARD, son of Jesse Woodward & Bashabee Stevens, in Salisbury.[31]  Daniel was born 11 June 1804 in Springfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.[32] Daniel Saunders died in Hill on 18 January 1892.[33]

 

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Notes:

[1] Revolutionary  War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant application files of Enoch Adams, file S16,593; National Archives microfilm publication M804; viewed and downloaded from Fold3.com, 9 July 2014

[2] Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, 2 volumes (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911), I: 13; hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Newbury.

[3] Enoch Adams Final Pension Payment, number 100793,” Original, Affidavit of James Clark.

[4] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 9.

[5] John J. Dearborn, The History of Salisbury, New Hampshire, from Date of Settlement to the Present Time (Manchester, New Hampshire: William E. Moore, 1890), 447; Hereinafter cited as Dearborn, History of Salisbury.

[6] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 18.

[7] Dearborn, History of Salisbury. 447; and Andrew N. Adams, A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, Massachusetts and His Descendants (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1900), 80. Hereinafter cited as Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams.

[8] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 536 (data from private Record, “Short’s sexton’s book, now in possession of Miss Ruth Short.[1911]).

[9] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 18.

[10] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[11] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[12] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 12.

[13] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[14] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 534 (data from private Record, “Short’s sexton’s book, now in possession of Miss Ruth Short.[1911]); and Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams, 80.

[15] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams, 80.

[16] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[17] Vital Records of Newbury, I: 15

[18] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams, 80.

[19] Vital Records of Newbury, II: 12.

[20] Adams, Genealogical History of Robert Adams, 80.

[21] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[22] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[23] Town Records, Marriages, Births, and Deaths, 1797-1846, page 6, Salisbury, New Hampshire, Family History Library, microfilm 2,224,660.

[24] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[25] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[26] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[27] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[28] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[29] Dearborn, History of Salisbury, 447.

[30] Tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward; Dorcas A, his wife; Lucy L, his wife; Perlena, daughter of D.S. & D.A.[ Elizabeth A, wife of John Pollard; and Bashabee, wife of Jesse Woodward,” Franklin Cemetery, near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road, Franklin, New Hampshire, Viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[31] Town Records of Salisbury, New Hampshire, 1799-1845, page 64, Family History Library microfilm, #0,016,503.

[32] One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Boscawen and Webster, Merrimack Co., N.H., August 16, 1883; and Springfield Town Records from 1733 to 1850 (Concord, New Hampshire: The Republican Press Association, 1884), 184.

[33] Probate file of Daniel S. Woodward, file no. 14598, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Volume: 65-68, Family History Library microfilm #1,571,928; and Certificate of Death of Daniel S Woodward, 18 January 1892, Hill, New Hampshire, New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Hazen , Concord, New  Hampshire, FamilySearch database viewed 7 August 2013.

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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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Jul 07

52 Ancestors: #24 John Foss

Most of the information for the family of John Foss is found in the derivative work by Guy S. Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, and delayed marriage records filed in the early 1900s with the state of New Hampshire.

John Foss. , born on 28 August 1781 in Strafford, Strafford County, New Hampshire and died in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 30 April 1863.[1]

John was married three times.

  • John married, first, Lucy Hayes in probably in, Strafford County.
  • John married, second, Mercy Montgomery who died on 14 November1853 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County.[2]
  • John married, third, Emily P. Clough on 4 March 1857.[3]

John and Lucy and three children children:

i.        JOHN HAYES FOSS, born in Strafford, Strafford County.[4] Buried in Pittsfield, Merrimack County.

On 24 Jun 1838 John Hayes married SARAH ABIGAIL DENNETT in Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[5]

ii.        JOANNE B. FOSS, born on 18 April 1811 in Strafford, Strafford County, and died on 25 November1888.[6] Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village, Merrimack County.11 On, 2 August 1832 when Joanne B. was 21, she married WILLIAM JENKINS in Belmont, Belknap County.[7]

                         iii.        COMFORT B. FOSS, born about 1814 in Strafford, Strafford County.[8] Comfort B. died on 1 February 1850.[9] On 1 January 1834 when Comfort married GEORGE PERKINS in Barnstead, Belknap County.[10] Comfort B. Perkins was buried in the Old Hopkinton Cemetery.[11]

John and Mercy  had the two children:

i.        MERCY ELIZABETH FOSS, born in 1827 and died in Chichester on 1 February 1869.[12]  Mercy Elizabeth married NATHANIEL BATCHELDERon the 3rd of May 1846, in Hopkington.[13]

ii.        JONAH MONTGOMERY FOSS, born in 1829 in Strafford, Strafford County and died in Hopkinton, on 23 Jul 1882.[14]

Jonathan Montgomery married ALVIRA CONNOR, daughter of Abel Connor & Hannah Whitney was on 8 January 1827and died in Hopkinton, on 9 August 1881.[15]

Census Record:

  • John and Mercy were enumerated on the 4th of September 1850 in Hopkinton with household members: Jonah M. Foss, age 30; Alvira C. Foss, age 33; and John M. Foss, age 2.[16]
    John had real property valued at $2,500.
  • John and Emily were enumerated in Hopkinton on 19 June 1860 in the home of his father, John Foss, with 4 additional household members: Jona G.M. Foss, Alvira Foss [wife of Jonah], John, age 12, and George, age 9 [sons of Jonah and Alvira].[17]
    John had real property valued at $3,500 and personal property valued at $1,100.

Boundary Considerations[18]

1781. John Foss allegedly born in Strafford County.

1832. John’s daughter, Joanne (or Joan) married William Jenkins in Belmont incorporated in 1859 (originally part of Gilmanton, perhaps called Upper Gilmanton in Strafford County (1840 in Belknap County)

1834. John’s daughter, Comfort married George Perkins in Barnstead (incorporated in 1827), Strafford County (1840 in Belknap County).

1850. John and his wife Mercy enumerated in Hopkinton, Merrimack County.

1860. John and his wife Emily enumerated in Hopkinton, Merrimack County.

1863. John Foss died in Hopkinton, Merrimack County.

  • One of the original New Hampshire counties, Strafford was created 29 April 1769.
  • Merrimack County was formed from Grafton, Hillsborough, and Rockingham Counties in 1823.

Suggestions for Future Research

Town Records are extremely helpful. We have the names of two towns in original Strafford County, Strafford, Gilmanton and Barnstead, it would be prudent to start with the town records of Strafford and Barnstead in mention of John Foss and members of his family.

Since John is recorded with property in 1850 and 1860, it is necessary to study the deeds of Merrimack County. Since the town of Hopkinton was near the boundary of Hillsborough County and Rockingham County prior to the formation of Merrimack County in 1823, it may also me necessary to search for Foss deeds in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties as well.

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Notes:

[1] Guy S. Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family (Concord, New Hampshire: Typescript, 1917), 74. Hereinafter cited as Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family.

[2] “Barnstead, N.H., Marriage Records,” 76.

[3] “New Hampshire, Marriages, 1720-1920,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM91.1/FD2B-TH9; accessed 5 July 2004,  FHL microfilm 1000993.

[4] Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 142.

[5] “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11835-35694-68?cc=1520640 : accessed 05 Jul 2014), 004243151 > image 2056 of 5021; citing Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.

[6] “Tombstone of William Jenkins; Joanna B, his wife; and children, Mary H, Louise j, and Etta G,” Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village (behind the Congregation Church), New Hampshire.

[7] “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11823-40804-17?cc=1520640 : accessed 05 Jul 2014), 004243056 > image 4892 of 5063; citing Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.

[8] Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 74.

[9] “age 36 yrs, 3 mo & 1 day,“ Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 74.

[10] ““Marriage Record of Georgia Perkins and Comfort Foss,” 1 January 1834, Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire, Online database, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947 at FamilySearch.org, 5 August 2013.

[11] Memorial #83,635,895 to Comfort B. Perkins by “Ken – TN,” 18 January 2012, viewed on FindAGrave.com, 5 July 2014.

[12] Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 143.

[13] Mercy is called Miss Mary E Foss on the delayed marriage record recorded on 14 December 1905 by J. A. Fuller, “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11063-171324-45?cc=1520640 : accessed 05 Jul 2014), 004243110 > image 4107 of 4849; citing Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord.

[14] Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 143.

[15] Rix, Genealogy of the Foss Family, 143.

[16] 1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 158, dwelling 426, family 432. Lines 1–5; National Archives microfilm M432, reel 435.

[17] 1860 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Hoping, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 200, dwelling 446, family 511, lines 31-36; National Archives microfilm M653, reel 676; viewed on Ancestry.com, 5 July 2014.

[18] Michael J. Leclerc, editor, Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, 5th edition (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012); and John H. Long, editor, New Hampshire / Vermont Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993).

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Jul 07

52 Ancestors: #23 William Jenkins

WILLIAM JENKINS was born on 8 June 1811 in Lee, Stratfford County, New Hampshire.[1] William died on 18 March 1895 and was buried in Loudon Village, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. [2]

On 2 August 1832 William married JOANNE B. FOSS, daughter of John Foss & Lucy Hayes, in Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[3] Born on 18 April 1811 in Strafford, Strafford County,[4]  Joanne B. died on 25 November 1888 at the age of 77.[5]

They had the following children:

i.            MARY H. JENKINS, born on 10 January 1833 in New Hampshire and died, 30 December 1889.[6] Mary was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery

ii.            LOUISE J. JENKINS, born on 26 July 1836 in New Hampshire and died on 9 February 1900.[7] She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.

iii.            JOANNA FRANCES JENKINS, born on 7 March 1839 in New Hampshire.

iv.            EMMA ADELINE JENKINS, born on 9 November 1847 in Barnstead, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[8] Emma Adeline died in Loudon on 6 March 1906.[9] She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.[10]

v.            COMFORT ETTA JENKINS, born on 1 April 1850 in New Hampshire and died on 19 March 1854.[11] She was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. [12]

 

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Notes:

[1] Annual Report of the Town of Loudon, 1907 (Concord, New Hampshire: Ira C. Evans Co., Printers, 1907), 36 (hereinafter cited as Annual Report of Loudon); and “Tombstone of William Jenkins; Joanna B., his wife; and children, Mary H., Louise J., and Etta G.,” Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village (behind the Congregation Church), New Hampshire (hereinafter cited as Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[2] Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[3] Gilmanton, NH, Town Records, Location: State of New Hampshire copy, Family History Library microfilm #0,015,146; and Delayed Marriage Record of William Jenkins and Joan B Foss, filed 9 October 1905, Belmont, New Hampshire, Online database, New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947 at FamilySearch.org, 7 August 2013.

[4] Annual Report of Loudon, 36; and Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[5] Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[6] Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[7] Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[8] Annual Report of Loudon, 36; and Tombstone of John B Perkins; Emma A, his wife; and Louise B Perkins, Mount Hope Cemetery, Loudon Village (behind the Congregation Church), New Hampshire (hereinafter cited as Tombstone of John B. Perkins et al).

[9] Annual Report of Loudon.

[10] Tombstone of John B. Perkins et al.

[11] Tombstone of William Jenkins et al.

[12] Tombstone of John B. Perkins et al.

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52 Ancestors: #22 Lewis Davis

Lewis and Nancy Glines were my 2nd great grandparents. The couple resided in the area of Franklin where they raised their family. They were buried near the head of Webster Lake in Sawyer Cemetery.

LEWIS DAVIS, born on 30 January 1796 in Sutton, Hillsborough County (now Merrimack), New Hampshire.[1]Lewis died probably in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 27 October 1844 and was buried in the Sawyer Cemetery (near the head of Webster Lake), in Franklin.2

Lewis married NANCY GLINES in Sanbornton on 28 November 1822, Belknap County, New Hampshire.[2] Born on 21 July 1799 in Northfield, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Nancy died in Franklin on 22 October 1887.[3]

Lewis and Nancy had ten children:

  1. SARAH JANE DAVIS, born about 1823. Sarah Jane married NATHAN M. GAGE.

ii.      ELIZABETH A. DAVIS, born about 1825 in New Hampshire. She married a man with the surnameBROWN.

iii.      CATHERINE DAVIS, born about 1829 in New Hampshire.[4] Catherine died in New Hampshire, on 28 August 1839; she was 10.[5]Buried in Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin. [6]

iv.      NANCY DAVIS, born on 15 July 1830 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[7] Nancy died in Franklin on 24 February1908; she was 77.[8]

Nancy married JEREMIAH K. JUDKINS, son of Samuel Judkins & Hannah Kimball, in Franklin, on 11 March 1852.[9] Jeremiah was born on 18 February1829 in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.[10] Jeremiah K. died in Franklin on 24 February1905; he was 76.[11]

v.      LEWIS M. DAVIS, born about 1832 in New Hampshire. Lewis M. died on 21 August 1863; he was 31 and was buried in Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin.[12]
Lewis M. Davis served from Franklin in Company E, New Hampshire 16th Infantry Regiment, enlisting on 23 October 1862. On the 10th of November 1862, Lewis wrote his last will and testament in which he bequeathed his land in Stearns County Minnesota to Cora Judkins, daughter of Horace and Elisabeth Judkins.[13]

vi.      ALBE C. DAVIS, born about 1834.

vii.      LAURA  DAVIS, born on 4 December 1835 in Franklin.[14] Laura died in Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 13 April 1927; she was 91.[15] Buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin.11

Laura married DANIEL RUSSELL WOODWARD, 30 January 1854, in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.[16]

viii.      OLIVE B. DAVIS, born about 1842 in New Hampshire.[17]  On 26 June 1862 when Olive B. was 20, she married CALVIN T. CALL in Franklin. The couple had one child.

ix.        GEORGE  DAVIS, born  about 1843 in New Hampshire.

x.         ALVA DAVIS, born about1843 in New Hampshire.

 

Future Research

Search for probate records of Lewis Davis, 1844 and upward, in Belmont County.

Search for deeds for Lewis Davis in Strafford County before 1841 and Belknap County 1841 and upward.[18]

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Notes:

[1]Delayed birth certificate of Lewis Davis, dated 4 January 1906, New Hampshire xx.

[2]Sanbornton (New Hampshire) Town Clerk, Sanbornton [New Hampshire] Town Records, Microfilm of transcript at the State Capitol Building in Concord, New Hampshire, FHL 15,310, 716-717.

[3]Tombstone of Nancy, wife of Lewis Davis, Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake).

[4]Tombstone of Catharine, daughter of Lewis & Nancy Davis, Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake), hereinafter cited as Tombstone of Catharine Davis.

[5]“Golden Wedding Anniversary,” The Journal Transcript, Franklin, New Hampshire, 14 March 1902, hereinafter cited as “Golden Wedding Anniversary.”

[6]Tombstone of Catharine Davis.

[7]“Golden Wedding Anniversary.”

[8]Elizabeth Littlefield Judkins, Job Judkins of Boston and his Descendants (Larchmont, New York: 1962) 61.

[9] “Golden Wedding Anniversary.”

[10]“Letter from Douglas Russell Woodward (7 Kennington Rd., Hampton Falls, NH 03844).”

[11]Elizabeth Littlefield Judkins, Job Judkins of Boston and his Descendants (Larchmont, New York:, 1962) 61,

[12]Tombstone of Lewis M Davis, son of Lewis & Nancy Davis, Sawyer Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire (on private property – access from an old road just off Hoyt Rd, near intersection of Hoyt and Lakeshore Drive near the head of Webster Lake).

[13] Last Will and Testament of Lewis M Davis, Probate Case #6128, Merrimack County Probate Clerk’s Office, Concord, New Hampshire,

[14]“Fiftieth Anniversary;” and “Tombstone of Daniel R Woodward and Laura Davis, his wife,” Franklin Cemetery, near intersection of Route 127 and Ward Hill Road, Franklin, New Hampshire, Viewed and photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger; hereinafter cited as Tombstone of Daniel R. Woodward et al.

[15]Tombstone of Daniel R, Woodward et al; and Union Pension File of Daniel R. Woodward, Record Type: Union Pension File, File Number: #WC-711-973, Records of the Veterans Administration, RG 15, National Archives, Washington, D.C. (hereinafter cited as Union Pension File of Daniel R. Woodward).

[16]Delayed Marriage Certificate of Daniel R. Woodward and Laura Davis, 19 October 1910, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; and Union Pension File of Daniel R. Woodward.

[17]1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 242, dwelling 111, family 111; National Archives micropublication M432, reel 436.

[18] Sanbornton was originally part of the Province of Massachusetts when it was created in 1748 and became part of Strafford County, New Hampshire, when the county was created on 29 April 1769. Sanbornton became part of Belknap County in Janaury 1841 when Belknap County was formed from parts of Strafford County [Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/].

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