Feb 02

52 Ancestors: #6 Jesse Woodward

I know little of my 3rd great grandfather, Jesse Woodward, father of Daniel S. Woodward. However, I do have some clues that needed to be followed when I have an opportunity. Perhaps some of those objectives can be made next week when I’m at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Jesse Woodward was born in Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 24 June 1774, son of Stephen Woodward and Hannah Clement.[1]  Stephen Woodward was a poor man with little means of support when he, with his wife Hannah, and infant Eliphalet, were warned out of Plaistow, New Hampshire, to return to Haverhill in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from which they had come in 1759.[2] Evidence in the Plaistow town records indicate that the family stayed in Plaistow until at least when Jesse’s youngest sibling was born in 1779. In 1762, Stephen Woodward a laborer of Plaistow was sued for a debt owed to Samuel White (Stephen had signed the note so we know though poor, he was literate).[3]

Jesse married Bashabe Stevens,[4] allegedly in Springfield, New Hampshire, about 1800, but no principal evidence has been found for the marriage. A Jesse Woodward paid a poll tax in Springfield, New Hampshire in 1803. No record has been located for Jesse Woodward after the 1803 tax record, and he has never been specifically located on any federal census record.

Family tradition indicates that as a young adult he went to Rumford, Maine, where he died. Extensive search in the recrods of Rumford and Oxford County, Maine, in 1996 were fruitless.  No reference to Jesse has been located in the vital records of Rumford, Maine, or the probate records of Oxford County, Maine.

It would appear that Jesse Woodward died before 1837 when Bashabe is called “widow” Woodward.

In 2011 I found a death notice in the New Hampshire Patriot that stated that a Jesse Woodward, age 60, died in Springfield, New Hampshire.[5] Finally a fairly substancial clue to pursue.

Bashabe Stevens is first located in the New Hampshire deeds in 1837 when she, a resident of Salisbury, New Hampshire, widow woman, purchased about an acre of land in Boscawen, New Hampshire, from Kimball Woodward.[6] In 1846 she conveyed that property in Boscawen, New Hampshire, to her son-in-law Ezekiel Davis.[7] At the time she was residing in Lowell, Mass., probably with her daughter and son-in-law. Bashabe, who died at the age of 84, is buried in Franklin, New Hampshire, in the plot of her son Daniel S. Woodward. It is not known whether she died in Lowell, Massachusetts, or near Franklin, New Hampshire.

Jesse Woodward and Bashabe Stevens had at least two children:

  1. Daniel Saunders Woodward
  2. Diana A. Woodward (mar. Ezekiel S. Davis). In 1864 Diana probably resided in Lowell, Middlesex Co., Mass.

Jesse and Bashabe may have also been the parents Kimball Woodward (born about 1802; and died in 1845).

 



[1] Plaistow, New Hampshire, Town Records, Vol. 1: 401, Family History Library microcopy #15, 281.

[2] Warning out of Stephen Woodward, file “Warnings Out 1759,” Province of New Hampshire, New Hampshire State Archives.

[3] Province of New Hampshire, Loose Records of the Inferior Court at Portsmouth, file #06332, New Hampshire State Archives, Concord, New Hampshire.

[4] Daniel S. Woodward named his parents as Jesse Woodward born in Plaistow, New Hampshire, and Bashabe Stevens, born in Springfield, New Hampshire [Marriage Return of Daniel S. Woodward and Lucy (Spaulding) Staples [his second marriage], New Hampshire Department of Vital Records and Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire.]

[5] New Hampshire Patriot 26 November 18632; viewed on GenealogyBank.com, 12 December 2011.

[6] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 53: 26, Family History Library microcopy 16,137.

[7] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 83: 190, County Clerk’s Office, Concord, New Hampshire.

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Feb 02

52 Ancestors: #5 Daniel S. Woodward

We should not simply collect records that we think belong to our ancestors (or potential ancestors) and squirrel them away in a box, file cabinet, or whatever. It is so important that we put every one of those documents through the wringer and analysis, analysis, analysis. I learned my lesson the hard way.

Of course the fact that during the past twenty years I’ve spent most of my research hours on historical and genealogy projects that relate to the south of the Mason Dixon line, Like the cobbler whose children have no shoes, my personal genealogical research has been very space.

In order to better understand my progress (or lack thereof) on my research relating to my 2nd great grandfather, Daniel S. Woodward, I’ve gone through my files and really looked at the documents I have on file.  Almost immediately I saw things that completed escaped under the radar screen during past research endeavors.

Daniel S. Woodward was born about 1804 (probably in New Hampshire), the son of Jesse Woodward and Bashabe Stevens. [1] Daniel married, first, in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, on 8 July 1828,[2] Dorcas Adams,[3] daughter of Enoch Adams and Elizabeth Russell. Daniel married, second, Lucy (Spaulding Staples) in Franklin, New Hampshire, on 14 June 1879.[4]

Dorcas Adams was born 19 July 1797 or 1796[5] probably in the area of Salisbury, New Hampshire. Dorcas Adams was killed in Hill, New Hampshire, from falling debris of a barn when a strong storm caused the barn to collapse.[6]

Daniel died 18 January 1892, Intestate, and his widow, Lucy, choose George R. Stone to administrate his estate.[7]

Daniel S. Woodward and Dorcas Adams had at least ten children:

  1. Elisabeth Woodward, b. 22 Sep 1828; mar. John Pollard 3 Sep 1854; d. 23 Dec 1876.
  2. Hannah S. Woodward, b. 1 Nov 1830; mar. Perley Dickerson 16 Aug 1869
  3. Phoebe Woodward, b. 1 Nov 1830; mar. George Howe; d. 21 Apr 1897
  4. Daniel Russell Woodward, b. 10 Apr 1833; mar. 30 Jan 1854 Laura Davis; d. 6 Jan 1910 [see 52 Ancestors - #4]
  5. Stephen Adams Woodward, b.  22 Aug 1834; mar. Nancy Morrill 9 Jun 1856; d. 22 Sep 1924
  6. Alvin A. Woodward, b. 22 May 1836; mar Ellen M. Marden, 18 Jun 1859; d. 22 Oct 1905.
  7. Dorcas Catherine Woodward, b. 22 Feb 1838; mar. Edwin E. Clark, 4 July 1859; d. 10 Oct 1927
  8. Diane Woodward, b. 22 Sep 1839; mar., 1st,  Benjamin Morrill, 1 Mar 1860; mar, 2nd, William H. Roberts, 27 Aug 1865
  9. Perlena Ann Woodward, b. Aug 1842; d. 8 Oct 1844
  10. Francis Ross Woodward, b. 9 Feb 1845; mar., 1st,  Lydia Gordon; mar., 2nd, Ella E. Hilpert, 29 Mar 1886

Oliver A. Woodward, a 24 years old stone Mason was residing with Daniel S. Woodward in 1850,[8] and appeared as the oldest child (third entry) prior to Daniels’s known children, Elisabeth, Hannah, Phebe, Dorcus, Stephen, Alvin, Dorcas, Frank, and Dinah. At first blush it would appear that Oliver was the older son of Daniel S. However, when we compare this census to the1840 census entry for the household of Daniel S. Woodward[9] there appears to be a problem.

Partial abstract of the Daniel S. Woodward household in the 1850 Census

Name Age Occupation Probable age bracket in 1840
Daniel S. Woodward 54 Stone Mason
Dorcus Woodward 52
Oliver A. Woodward 24 Stone Mason 10 to 15
Elisabeth 22 10 to 15
Hannah 19 5 to 10
Phebe 18 5 to 10
Daniel R. 17 Stone Mason 5 to 10
Stephen 16 Stone Mason 5 to 10
Alvin 13 Under 5
Dorcus 11 Under 5
Francis [Frank] 6 [not yet born]
Dinah 11 Under 5

Partial abstract of the Daniel S. Woodward entry in 1840

Age Group # of males # of females
Under 5 1 [Alvin] 2 [Dorcus & Dinah]
5 & under 10 2 [Daniel R & Steven] 2 [Hannah & Phebe]
10 & under 15 1 [Elisabeth]
15 & under 20
20 & under 30
30 & under 40 1
40 & under 50 1
50 & under 60
60 & under 70
70 & under 80
80 & under 90 1

There seems to be some condtradictions between the two decennial census records. For instance, if Oliver is a son of Daniel S., and his age is somewhat correct in the 1850, then why isn’t he enumerated in Daniel’s household in 1840. Who is the 70 to 80 year old male in Daniel’s home in 1840? The first question is not easy to answer, but the second is, but indirectly. Enoch Adam (father-in-law of Daniel) was a Revolutionary Pensior [I’ll save discussion of Enoch for a future blog]. Although I have little evidence to date, I expect that Oliver was son of Kimball Woodward, supposed brother of Daniel. Kimball Woodward met his death by drowning in 1845. It is not unreasonable to assume that Daniel was training his apparent nephew, Oliver, to be a stone mason.

The 1850 census indicates that Daniel S. Woodward had $ 1,200  worth of real estate. Subsequent deed work produced ten property conveyances in Merrimack County. Abstracts appear heree.

  1. Date of conveyance: 1 November 1832; date recorded: 24 April 1834
    Daniel S. Woodward purchased land in Salisbury, for consideration of $20 from James Johnson (both men were of Salisbury, Merrimack County).
    Description: A certain piece of land lying in said Johnson [sic] Salisbury, it being a part of lot number forty one in the third range and is bounded as follows: Beginning at stake and Woodard stones standing eight feet north of the northwest corner of a house built by Joseph Webster, thence south ten rods to a stake & stones, thence east eight rods to stake and stones, thence north ten rods to stake & stones, and thence west eight rods to the first mentioned bounds to contain eight rods (Deed is to convey the premises as they were in 1828).
    Signed: James Johnson
    Witnesses: Joshua S. Bean and Benjamin Scribner proved the deed on 1 November 1832.[10]
  2. Date of conveyance: 20 December 1838; date recorded 27 December 1838.
    Ira Sweatt of Boscawen, yeoman, convey to Kimball Woodward, yeoman, also of Boscawen, for consideration of $485.
    Description: land with buildings on the same where I now live situate in said Boscawen containing six acres be the same more or less and bounded easterly on Blackwater River southerly on land of Isaac T. Sweatt, westerly on a highway and northerly on land of Richard P. Shattuck reserving the same privilege to Silas Sweatt as is reserved in my deed from him, reference thereto being had….
    Signed: Ira Sweatt
    Witness: Moses Fellows and Hezh Fellows[11]
  3. Date of conveyance: 7 April 1834; date recorded: 24 April 1834
    Daniel S. Woodard sold to Kimbell Woodard, gentleman, (both of Salisbury, Merrimack Co., NH) for the sum of $40
    Description: A certain piece of land lying in Salisbury, it being a part of lot No. forty one in the third range and is bounded as follows: beginning at stake and stones standing eight feet north of the northwest corner of a house built by Joseph Webster, thence south ten rods to a stake & stones, thence east eight rods to stake and stones, then north ten rods to stake & stones,  and thence west eight rods to the first mentioned bounds to contain eighty rods same more or less.
    Signed: Daniel S. Woodward (his mark)
    Witnesses: Joshua S. Bean & Samuel Smith[12]
  4. Date of conveyance 4 November 1839; date recorded 17 June 1840
    Conveyance from John L. Eaton, yeoman, of Salisbury to Kimball Woodward, yeoman, of Boscawen, for consideration of $1,000.
    Description: “…a certain piece of land situate in Salisbury aforesaid and bounded as follows. viz. Beginning at Boscawen line on the westerly side of mutton road so called & running on said road northerly one hundred and forty rods to a stake and stones: thence south one & a half degrees west, one hundred & ten & a half rods to a stake & stones thence south seventy five degrees west fifty-six rods to land owned by Pearce Fellows thence on said Fellows line southerly forty six rods to Boscawen line thence on said line easterly to the corner first mentioned containing seventy two & a half acres be the same more or less. Reserving the Saw Mill situate on the premises with the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging agreeably to an indenture & obligation made by me with Pearce Fellows of said Salisbury dated the twenty fourth day of January 1839 & Recorded in the Merrimack Records Lib. 57. Fol page 73[?] Reserving also a passage way for teams from the highway by the Saw mill to the land down beyond ~  …”
    Lousy B. Eaton, wife of John L. Eaton relinquished her dower rights.
    Signed: John L. Eaton and Lousy B. Eaton
    Witnesses: Valentine Little and Stephen Dearborn[13]
  5. Date of conveyance: 17 April 1841; date recorded: 27 April 1841
    Daniel S. Woodward purchased property from Nathan Kilburn (both of Boscawen, Merrimack Co., NH) for $450.
    Description: A certain tract or parcel of land situate in said Boscawen, containing twenty-five acres, be the same more or less, bounded as follows, viz. on the east by the highway leading from the end of Pleasant Street in Boscawen to the South road village in Salisbury, on the south by land of Benjamine Smith, on the west by land of Gailand Caleb, and on the north by the line of the town of Boscawen, excepting one acre of land now owned by Kimball Woodward, and as the same tract of land and building conveyed to me by said Kimball Woodward by deed dated the tenth day of February 1838.
    Polly Kilburn, wife of Nathan signed, thus relinquishing her dower rights.
    Signed: Nathan Kilborn and Polly O. Kilburn
    Witnesses: John Fellows, James S. Fellows and proven by Hezh Fellows, Justice Peace[14]
  6. Date of conveyance: 23 April 1844; date recorded: 25 June 1844.
    William C. Little of Salisbury sold to Daniel S. Woodward of Boscawen for Eighty dollars
    Description: a certain piece of land situated in Salisbury in said county of Merrimack being a part of lot numbered twenty one in the first range of Salisbury and bounded as follows, viz; on the west by the road and on the north east and south by land of Thomas[?]R. Little containing one and a half acre, be the same more or less, meaning to convey the same which was bequeathed to me by my grandmother, Mary Little, late of said Salisbury, deceased.
    Signed: William C. Little
    Witnesses: John Little and Joseph Hooper[15]
  7. Date of conveyance: 13 November 1846; date recorded: 1 December 1846.
    Bashabee Woodward of Lowell, Middlesex County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, widow, to Ezekiel Davis (also of Lowell) for consideration of one dollar and the kind attention and support of me by the said Ezekiel S. Davis since his intermarriage with my daughter Diana A. Woodward
    Description: a certain piece of land with the buildings thereon, situated in Boscawen Merrimack Co., NH, containing one area be the same more or less bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of a piece of land conveyed to Kimball Woodward by Samuel D. Couch, it being the a part of the Enoch Gilbert farm, so called, lying on the west side by the road leading from the fourth New Hampshire Turnpike road in Salisbury to Pleasant Street in Boscawen, thence on said road southerly twenty rods, then westerly eight rods, thence northerly twenty rods on a line parallel with said road, and then easterly eight rods to the point of beginning containing one hundred sixty square rods more or less, being the same land conveyed to me by Kimball Woodward of said Boscawen by his deed dated 31 July 1837 and recorded in Merrimack Records Lib 52 Fol 26 to which said deed and record thereof reference may be made.
    Signed Bashabee Woodward (her mark)
    Witnesses: James Hopkins & Wm. F. Smith[16]
  8. Date of conveyance: 15 June 1847
    Nancy George, widow of True George of Salisbury, to Nancy Woodward for $150
    Description: a certain tract of land situate in Boscawen in said county of Merrimack containing one acre by measure with a dwelling house,  wood shed, and barn thereon and bounded as follows, beginning at a post & stone standing on the west side of the highway leading from Salisbury south road to Comser[?] Hill so called at the north east corner of said land, thence westerly along by the north side of said buildings and parallel with said house until it strikes a line parallel with the east side of barn standing on land of ?? Woodman & containing the same on the same
    Signed: True George
    Witnessed by: Nathan Smith and John Smith and proven 15 Jun 1847.[17]
  9. Date of Conveyance: 6 May 1850; date recorded: 7 May 1850
    Ezekiel S. Davis, of Lowell, Middlesex Co., Mass., to Bashabee Woodward, also of Lowell, for consideration of $100
    Description: a certain tract of land with the building thereon situated in Boscawen in the county of Merrimack, containing one acre, described as follows: to wit beginning at the northeast corner of a piece of land conveyed to Kimball Woodward by Samuel D. Couch it being a part of the Enoch Gilbert farm so called lying on the west side of the road leading from the fourth New Hampshire Turnpike road in Salisbury to Pleasant Street in Boscawen, thence on said road southerly twenty rods, thence westerly eight rods, thence northerly twenty rods on a line parallel with said road, thence easterly eight rods to the point of the beginning containing one hundred and sixty square rods more or less, being the same convey to Bashabee Woodward by Kimball Woodward by deed dated 31 July 1837 and recorded in Merrimack Register Lib 53 Fol 26 and afterwards conveyed to me by said Bashabee by deed dated 30 Nov 1846 and recorded in Merrimac Records Lib 83 Fol 190.
    Signed: Ezekiel S. Davis
    Witnesses: W.P. Webster and William Standish.[18]

10. Conveyance date: 22 November 1852; recorded 10 January 1853
Basheba Woodward of Springfield, Sullivan Co., NH, to Silas Rolins, also of Springfield.for consideration of $100
Description: A certain piece or parcel of land situated in Boscawen Merrimack County and State aforesaid and containing one acre by measure and bounded as follows viz Beginning at the north east corner of a piece of land deeded to Kimball Woodward by Samuel D. Couch it being a part of the Enoch Elliot farm so called laying on the west side of the road leading from the 4th N.N. Turnpike so called in Salisbury to pleasant Street in Boscawen thence on said road Southerly twenty rods thence Easterly eight rods thence northerly twenty rods on a parallel line with the aforesaid road, thence Easterly eight rods to the first mentioned bound containing one hundred and sixty square rods or one acre as aforesaid
Signed: Basheba Woodward
Witnesses: Daniel N. Adams and Moses N. Loverin[19]

 

Future Research:

  1. Determine the birth place of Daniel S. Woodward.
    Was he born in Oldfield, Maine[20] (or elsewhere in Maine[21]); in Springfield, New Hampshire (or elsewhere in New Hampshire[22]); or was he born in Vermont?[23]
  2. Was Kimball Woodward a sibling of Daniel S. Woodward?
  3. Search for obituaries of Daniel S. Woodward,  Dorcas (Adams) Woodward, and Lucy (Spaulding Staples) Woodward.
  4. Search for the distribution of the estate of Daniel S. Woodard.
  5. Search for the distribution of the estate of Dorcas (Adams) Woodward and from whence she gained her real property.

 

 


[1] Daniel S. Woodward named his parents as Jesse Woodward born in Plaistow, New Hampshire, and Bashabe Stevens, born in Springfield, New Hampshire [Marriage Return of Daniel S. Woodward and Lucy (Spaulding) Staples [his second marriage], New Hampshire Department of Vital Records and Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire.]

[2] Salisbury, New Hampshire, Town Records, 1797–1845: 54; Family History Library microfilm 16,503.

[3] Salisbury, New Hampshire, Town Records, Vol. 1: 955, New Hampshire State Library microcopy.

[4] Marriage Return of Daniel S. Woodward and Lucy (Spaulding) Staples [his second marriage], New Hampshire Department of Vital Records and Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire.

[5] The death year inscribed for Dorcas on the Woodward tombstone in Franklin Cemetery is 1796.

[6] Family tradition relayed by Douglas Woodward, great-grandson of the Dorcas (Adams) Woodward, on 29 September 1991, to Linda Woodward Geiger and tombstone of Daniel S. Woodward and family members, Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, New Hampshire, photographed by Linda Woodward Geiger, 29 September 1991.

[7] Probate record of Daniel S. Woodward, file #14598; Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Probate Court, Concord, New Hampshire.

[8] Famiy for Daniel S. Woodward, 1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire,  dwelling 110, family 110, National Archives micropublication M432, reel 436.

[9]  Enry for Danal S. Woodward, 1840 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 137A, line 18; National Archives microfilm M704, reel 240.

[10] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 36: 543; Family History Library microfilm #16,128.

[11] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 55: 209; Family History Library microfilm #16,138.

[12] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 36: 544; Family History Library microfilm #16,128.

[13] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 62: 237, Family Hisotry Library microfilm #16,142.

[14] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 65: 228; Family History Library microfilm #16,112.

[15] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 76: 188; Family History Library microfilm #16,149.

[16] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 83: 190; Merrimack County Clerk’s Office, Concord, New Hampshire.

[17] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 94: 48; Family History Library microfilm #16,158.

[18] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 98: 429; Merrimack County Clerk’s Office, Concord, New Hampshire.

[19] Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Deed Book 115: 36; Merrimack County Clerk’s Office, Concord, New Hampshire.

[20] Delayed Marriage Record of Daniel R. Woodward and Laura Davis, recorded in Franklin, New Hampshire, 19 October 1910, New Hampshire Department of Vital Records and Statistics, Hazen Road, Concord, New Hampshire.

[21] Entry for Frank R. Woodward, 1880 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 322A, dwelling 142, family 150; National Archives micropublication T9, Reel 766.

[22] Entry for Alvin Woodward, 1880 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 320A, dwelling 93, family 98; National Archives micropublication T9, Reel 766; Entry of Daniel S. Woodward, 1850 U.S. Census, Free Population  Schedule, Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 258B, dwelling 110, family 110; National Archives micropublication M432, reel 436; and entry of Daniel S. Woodward, 1870 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Hill, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 331B, dwelling 102, family 99; National Archives micropublication M593, reel 846..

[23] Entry for Daniel S. Woodward, 1860 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 1042, dwelling 733, family 732; National Archives micropublication M653, Reel 677.

 

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Jan 19

52 Ancestors: #4 Daniel R. Woodward

There are some things you don’t publish until certain family members have passed on. There is no need to spoil the image of their grandfather who they considered a hero of the Civil War because we was wounded and eventually discharged prior the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General U.S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865. The truth is Daniel R. Woodward received his injuries when he fell over a stump in Camp.

Daniel’s federal Civil War Invalid pension application provides a great deal of information about his enlistment.[1] We learn that

Daniel R Woodward served under Col. James Pike, Company E, 16th New Hampshire Infantry. When Daniel enlisted at Franklin, New Hampshire on 12 September 1862 for 9 months he was described as a thirty-nine year old man who stood five feet nine and on-half inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. He was a stonecutter by trade. Daniel was mustered into service as a private, 23 October 1862 at Concord, New Hampshire. Muster rolls for the unit indicate that he was present in January and February, 1863; present, March and April 1863; and sick in hospital at New Orleans since March 6th. The muster our roll dated 20 August 1863 reports him discharged at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and he was given a certificate of disability.

While on night guard duty at Camp Parapet near Carrollton, Louisiana, Daniel sustained injuries to a knee and ankle when he fell over a stump in camp about the 25th of January 1863. He was discharged, 3 May 1863 at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. Daniel also claimed that subsequent to the fall he had suffered chronic diarrhea and rheumatism. In an affidavit dated 26 April 1881, Daniel listed of, no less than, twenty-six times that he had been incapacitated for a period of five to thirty or more days in succession when he was sick.

Daniel Russell Woodward was born 10 April 1833 in Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire,[2] son of Daniel S and Dorcas (Adams) Woodward.[3]

I’ve just found a copy of the History of the Sixteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers.[4] I’m looking forward to reading it. Hopefully, I’ll learn how the 16th NH traveled from New Hampshire to Louisiana.

A copy of a delayed marriage record is located within Daniel’s pension record. The delayed record was recorded in Concord, New Hampshire and stated that the marriage was conducted in Lowell, Massachusetts. For years I sought, to no avail, for that marriage record in Lowell (and nearby communities), and the Massachusetts state vital records. I searched every variant spelling of Woodward, but I never searched the indexes for the bride, Laura Davis until late August of 2005. I remember that day well, because while I was going over my lecture notes on the Lowell Mill Girls for a presentation later in the day at the FGS annual conference in Boston, I took a break. I think Laura was sending me a message telling me to forget Daniel and search for her. Eureka!  The surname of Daniel and his father were recorded as “Woodbury” and not Woodward. I originally located the record at NewEnglandAncestors.com

Daniel Woodward and Laura Davis were married in Lowell, Massachusetts, 30 January 1854, by Baptist clergyman, Rev. Howe. Laura, a resident of Franklin, New Hampshire, was the daughter of Lewis and Nancy [Glines] Davis. [5] Family tradition indicates that Daniel and Laura were working at the mills in Lowell, Massachusetts, when they wed. This is probably so, since “operative” appears as an occupation on the Lowell marriage register.

Laura and Daniel had eight children. In an affidavit on 6 July 1896, Daniel listed the seven still living with their birth dates.[6]

  1.  Emma Jane Woodward, born 28 September 1854.
  2.   Frank Daniel Woodward, born 12 May 1868.
  3.   Annie Laura Woodward, born 2 June 1865.
  4.   Wellington Russell Woodward, born 14 December 1866.
  5.   Grace Gertrude Woodward, born 12 august 1869.
  6.   Agnes Mabel Woodward, born 2 May 1874.
  7.   Florence (Flossie) Maud Woodward, born 28 June 1877, and died 21 December 1893.[7]
  8.   Oscar Herman Woodward, born 18 January 1880.

Prior to the Civil War, Daniel was occupied as a stonecutter or marble worker,[8] a trade he learned from his father Daniel S. Woodward

Family papers contain several obituaries from unidentified newspaper clippings. I’m including images of an obit of Flossie and one for Daniel R. who died 6 January 1910.

Obit_Florence

 Obituary of Daniel R. Woodward

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.

 



[1] Union Pension File of Daniel R. Woodward, File Number: #WC-711-973, Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (RG 15); National Archives, Washington, D.C. Hereinafter stated as Union Pension file of Daniel R. Woodward.

[2] Union Pension file of Daniel R. Woodward.

[3] Salisbury Town Records, 1749–1845, page 278, Town Clerk’s Office, Salisbury, New Hampshire; Family History Library microfilm #0,015,305.

[4] L.T. Townsend, History of the Sixteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers (Washington, D.C.: Henry L Johnson and Luther T. Townsend, 1897).

[5] Woodbury-Davis marriage, Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915 index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N4M5-PPT : accessed 10 July 2012); and Massachusetts, marriage records database viewed at NewEnglandAncestors.com

[6] Union Pension file of Daniel R. Woodward.

[7] Obituary of Florence Woodward, The Journal Transcript, Franklin, New Hampshire, 29 December 1893.

[8] 1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 258B, dwelling 110, family 112, line 11; National Archives microfilm M432, reel 436; and 1860 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, page 20, dwelling 729, family 728, line 27; National Archives microfilm M653, reel 677.

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Jan 14

52 Ancestors: #3 Oscar H Woodward

Oscar and Sara (Waddell) Woodward

Oscar and Sara (Waddell) Woodward

“I watch my vegetables very carefully, I take a can off the shelf and look at them every day,” was one of my paternal grandfather’s favorite sayings. The truth of the matter was that he had a great dislike for many vegetables, but my mother frequently reminded him that he needed to eat them daily.

Grandfather’s passion was writing stories. He wrote them one after another and submitted them to magazines in hopes of getting one in print. I don’t think that every happened. I recall his dismay whenever he received one of those polite letters indicating that the story was not a good fit for the magazine. He also enjoyed singing in the church choir and was particular proud during the two years that my father and I participate in the choir as well at the Congregational Church in Walpole, New Hampshire.

O.H. Woodward was born 18 January 1880 in Franklin, New Hampshire, son of Daniel Russell and Laura (Davis) Woodward.  He married Sara Waddell on the 28th of September 1907, in Belmont, Massachusetts.[1] The ceremony was conducted by Charles U. Day a minister in Watertown. The marriage register indicates that he was working as a needle maker in Franklin, N.H., and she as a nurse.

1940 Reunion #1Oscar and Sara had four children all born in Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

  1. Virginia Woodward, born 15 October 1908 and died 7 March 2008 at York Harbor, Maine.[2] She married George Mason Smith.
  2. Richard M. Woodward, born 26 May 1910 and died 13 January 2007. He married Bernice Iris Ford.
  3. Douglas Russell Woodward, born 4 October 1911 and died 8 March 1970 at Rye, New Hampshire. He married 1st Geraldine Hayward and 2nd Mrs. Beverly Powell.[3]
  4. Oscar H. Woodward, Jr., born 1 January 1915, and died 4 June 1965.

My paternal grandparents also raised Jean Collins who was listed in their home in the 1930 census as five years old until her graduation from high school marriage in the 1940s.[4]

Grandfather took part in two selective service acts, but in each case dodged military service because he was too old.

On the 25th of April 1942 he registered with the World War II Selective Service at Local Board No. 8 in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, in what is now commonly called the “Old Man’s Draft. At that time he was a sixty-two year old working in the engineering department of the Boston and Maine Railroad in Concord.

When he registered with the World War I Selective Service on the 12th of September 1918, he was thirty-eight and working as an agent for the B&M Railroad at North Station in Boston.[5]

Following his retirement from the Boston & Maine, grandfather received a pension from the Railroad Retirement Board. His file[6] contains over one hundred pages. The file is considerable thicker than most of the files—didn’t take long to discover the reason. Whe he retired, my grandparents were residing in a studio apartment at 11 Green Street, Concord, New Hampshire. I barely remember it, but I remember thinking it was strange. One room with a tiny kitchen county with tiny stove and sink behind roll-away doors and a Murphy bed for sleeping. Maybe they were ready to head for more open spaces. Retirement meant traveling from the home of one relative to another (I believe they gave up their little studio apartment soon after retirement)…  back to the packet with the files of the Railroad Retirement Board. I’d guess that ninety-five percent of the pages consisted of letters from my grandfather to the retirement office, telling them a new address they needed to use to mail check or complaining that the check had not arrived even though he’d “given them plenty of notice.” None-the-less the file provides a detail of their visits a few months hear with that child, a few months there with a niece or nephew. It will take me a while to get the chronology together, but I’m excited to have images of this wonderful file!

By the 1950s, Oscar and Sara had given up their nomad life style and moved in with their daughter and son-in-law in West Hartford, Connecticut. Aunt Virginia and Uncle George lived in a tiny four room flat on Farmington Avenue. The apartment had a small kitchen, one bedroom, a bath, and a living room and dining room that were separated by a large arch. A daybed at one end of the dinning room served as the sleeping arrangements for my grandparents. Grandmother died in Hartford in 1955 and from that time on my grandfather divided his year into segments when he lived with my aunt and uncle in the small flat and Walpole, N.H. where my family lived. While in Walpole, grandfather sometimes rented a small apartment.

3 generations of Woodwards sang in the choir, 1959

3 generations of Woodwards sang in the choir, 1959

Oscar H. Woodward, Sr., passed away at the Rockingham Hospital in Bellows Falls, Vermont, 25 August 1962.[7]



[1] Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. (From original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.)

[2] Obituary of Virginia W. Smith, Concord Monitor, Concord, New Hampshire, 14 March 2008.

[3]  Obituary of Lt. Col. Douglas Woodward, U.S. Army (Ret.), Manchester Union Leader, Manchester, New Hampshire, 17 January 2007.

[4] 1930 U.S. Census, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Enumeration District 8-11, sheet 2A; dwelling  27, family 36; National Archives microfilm T626, reel 1304; and 1940 U.S. Census, Loudon, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Enumeration District 7-57, sheet 3A,  household 43; National Archives microfilm T627, reel 2294.

[5] World War I Draft Registration of Oscar Herman Woodward, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Selective Service Records, Record Group 163, National Archives-Southeast Region, East Point, Georgia.

[6] Railroad pension of Oscar H. Woodward, Sr., Claim #A249658; Railroad Retirement Board, Record Group 184; National Archives at Atlanta.

[7] Certificate of Death of Oscar H. Woodward, Sr., Rockingham Town Clerk’s Office, Rockingham, Vermont.

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Jan 13

52 Ancestors: #2 Joseph H Waddell

52 Ancestors: #2 Joseph Howe Waddell

The parents of Sara Waddell were Joseph H Waddell and Elizabeth (called Libbie) McDougall who were married in Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia, 1 June 1871.[1]

Children of Joseph and Libbie were[2]

  1. William John Waddell, born 23 February 1872
  2. Ruby Waddell, born 11 September 1874[3]
  3. Maude Waddell, born 23 September 1875
  4. Warren Waddell, born 26 January 1877[4]
  5. Gertrude Waddell, born 16 August 1880
  6. Sara Waddell, born 25 December 1881
  7. Bessie Waddell, born 18 July 1884
  8. Herman Waddell, born 18 July 1884 and died 26 June 1895.[5]
  9. Owen Waddell, born 20 January 1886
  10. Grace Waddell, born 17 November 886
  11. Joseph H Waddell, born 15 January 1889 or (15 February 1889)[6]

According to Joanna Currie and Jane Wile, Joseph Howe Waddell was born in Maitland, 25 October 1884, the second son of John and Mary Waddell; and died 30 June 1942 at the age of 98. [7]

The family of Joseph Waddell and Lizzie McDougall were enumerated in the 1881, 1891, and 1901 Census of Canada.[8]

On the 18th of April 1891, the family of Joseph Waddell, ship carpenter, was enumerated in the 35th District of Hants County.[9] The Waddell family was Presbyterian.

Elizabeth (McDougall) Waddell died, 18 April 1918, and was buried in the McDougall Cemetery in South Maitland.[10]

Sibling photographs

Waddell Sisters

Waddell Sisters

Waddell Sisters—back center is Sara (Waddell) Woodward, the others are Maud, Bessie and Gertrude, but I can’t match position with a name.

Owen Waddell

Owen Waddell

I had the pleasure of briefly meeting my great uncle, Owen Waddell, in July of 1975 when traveling through Nova Scotia. I took the photograph of him at that time.

Research of the records of Nova Scotia have barely begun, but will be a main focus when I’m in Salt Lake City in February. There is so much to learn.



[1] Marriage of Joseph H Waddell and Libbie McDougall, Nova Scotia, Canada, Marriages, 1763-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010, viewed 12 January 2014.

[2] Interview with Virginia Woodward Smith, granddaughter of Joseph H Waddell and Lizzie McDougall, 7 September 1991.

[3] Birth Record of Ruby Waddell, Births registered at Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, 1874; FHL microfilm 1,319,533 (item 2)

[4] Birth record of Warren Waddell, Births Registered at Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, 1877; FHL microfilm 1,319,554.

[5] McDougall Family Cemetery, South Maitland, transcribed by Glenda Clooney, 1987; viewed at Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb Project (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nshants/resources/cemetery/somaitmc/index.htm), 8 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as McDougall Family Cemetery.

[6] Attestation Paper, Joseph Howard Waddell, Jr., #134214, Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force; Family History Library microfilm xxx.

[7] Joanna (MacLean) Currie and Jane (Currie) Wile, Genealogical Profile: Mathews [and] Waddells (Turo, Nova Scotia: privately printed, n.d.), 50. The organization is un-orthodox and frequently difficult to follow.

[8] 1881 Census of Canada, Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, family 82, FHL microfilm 2,476,820; 1891 Census of Canada, Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, family 94; Family History Library microfilm 1465741; and 1901 Census of Canada, Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, family  ; Family History Library microfilm 2,854,645.

[9] 1891 Census of Canada, Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, family 94; Family History Library microfilm 1465741.

[10] McDougall Family Cemetery.

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Jan 12

52 Ancestors: #1 Sara Waddell

Sara Waddell

Sara Waddell

“You probably think of me (your grandmother) as a nice old lady living a very quiet and, in your opinion, a not very interesting life…” These words begin a letter to her grandchildren, which she related to my grandfather as he typed the letter for us.[1] That first sentence was “spot on.” As I recall Grandmother Woodward was a sedate, heavy set, matronly woman who enjoyed knitting and playing canasta. Unlike my maternal grandmother, she rarely spoke about her life growing up in Nova Scotia. That is why her letter to her grandchildren is so very special.

Sara Waddell is my only grandparent not born and raised in New England. Of Scottish ancestry, she was born in South Maitland, Hants County, Nova Scotia, in 1881 on Christmas day,[2] daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (McDougall) Waddell.

Grandmother related that she was impulsive and impatient in her early years.  She described her birthplace, South Maitland, Nova Scotia, as a small village with no store or railroad and the post office was in one room of a private dwelling.

Of her childhood, grandmother related

         When I was five or six years old, I went to stay with my grandmother and two aunts who lived in a big, two-story house, situated on a high know, just across the road from my home. This house was surrounded by a white picket fence. Grandmother’s maiden name was Sarah O’Brien… I do not remember much about my grandfather who was William MacDougall from Scotland. He passed away when I was quite young. I do remember that he built sailing vessels.

         Grandmother was a severe looking woman, strict, but just and good hearted. She always dressed in black, but whether this was intended to be perpetual, I don’t know. It never occurred to me to ask when I lived there. She was over 80 years old when she passed on and at that time she did not have a gray hair, it was as black as midnight, parted in the middle and combed down over her ears in sharp contrast to the classy permanents that adorn present day grandmothers.

         She was a fine cook and in the sixty years that have passed I have never forgotten her sour milk biscuits. How I used to lay into them, getting my full share if not more. Down in Nova Scotia we always had plenty to eat and I was blessed (to speak loosely) with a hearty appetite. Our children must have inherited from me their ravenous desire for nourishing food although your grandfather was never one to toy with his vittles, either at meal time or when he had a light snack or one or two sandwiches. Leftover included hash, chowder, or some similar dainty tidbit before going to bed. Perhaps it is because of a good appetite is one of the few traits of my youth I still retain, I am, let us say, reasonably well fitted. When we were married, I weighed only 13_ although I was five feet, seven inches tall….

 The letter continues to relate stories the family cows, a frightful thunderstorm, riding horseback, and childhood Christmases.

Sara, with her sisters Gertrude and Mode sailed from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on the S.S. Prince George, 14th of September 1900 and arrived in the port of Boston the following day. [3]was eighteen, she traveled from Nova Scotia to the suburbs of Boston where she worked in a variety of capacities. In 1902, their sister Bessie joined them in the United States.[4]

Orphanage, Franklin, N.H.

Orphanage, Franklin, N.H.

When she was about twenty-two she took a position with the Orphan’s Home in Franklin, New Hampshire. While she was employed there, she met Oscar H. Woodward. The couple wa wed on the 28th of September 1907, in Belmont, Massachusetts.[5]

Sara Waddell Woodward died at the age of seventy-three on the 1st of July 1955, in Hartford, Connecticut.[6]



[1] Grandfather Woodward loved to write and submitted many stories to various magazines, so since he adored weaving tales, I’m sure that many of the words and phrases that were written were not those of my grandmother. A copy of the letter is in the possession of the author.

[2] Death Certificate of Sara Waddell Woodward, #11435, Connecticut State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Hartford, Connecticut; and undated letter from Sara Waddell Woodward to her grandchildren written about 1950.

[3] Manifest of Alien Immigrants for the Commissioner of Immigration, S.S. Prince George arriving in Boston, 15 September 1900, page 163, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1917-1943; National Archives microfilm T938, reel 40; viewed on Ancestry.com 12 January 2014.

[4] Manifest of Alien Immigrants from the Commissioner of Immigration, S.S. Boston, arriving in Boston 21 December 1902 page 118, Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1917-1943, National Archives and microfilm T938, Reel 57; viewed on Ancestry.com 12 January 2014.

[5] Indexes to Marriages in Massachusetts, 1906-1910, Vol. 571:348

[6] Death Certificate of Sara Waddell Woodward, #11435, Connecticut State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Hartford, Connecticut.

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Dec 04

Remembering WHS, Class of ’59 Revisited

Blogging is rewarding in so many ways!

On the 27th of July, I made a short post by my high school days in Walpole, New Hampshire. That original post may be read by visiting http://www.musingsbylinda.com/MyFamily/?p=500.

Before (or after) my visit to the Fitness Center, I pick up my mail at the postal facility in Wolfscratch village here at Big Canoe. This morning I was bewildered by a 6″x9″ envelope from a stranger named Arthur in New Hampshire. I was stunned to find two photographs of the Allen Kendall Orchestra taken in 1956 and a CD of their venue on New Years Eve 1955. Tears flowed (and continue to trickle down as I write this post) as I read the accompanying letter. “I was looking up Allan Kendall on the web the other day and up came your REMEMBERING WHS, CLASS of ’59….”

Santa2Arthur you have made me believe in Santa Claus once again. I’m so touched by your taking the time to send me the CD from the 1955 reel-to-reel tape and the photographs. This is the best present ever! “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!”

I’ll contact Santa Arthur and ask his permission to post the photographs he shared with me.

Wishing all of you a wonderful, memorable, and safe holiday season!

 

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Nov 21

Why were Alice M. Brown & Homer L. Perkins married in Chester, NH?

Among the effects of my grandmother, Alice M. (Brown) Perkins, was a certificate of marriage (image shown in Fig. 1). When I first saw this slip of papers many years ago, but after the death of my grandmother, I thought it strange that she married Homer L. Perkins in Chester (Rockingham Co.), NH. She had been born and raised in Canterbury and he in nearby Loudon. Nana Perkins once told me that she had boarded in the home of Homer’s parents, John B. and Emma (Jenkins) Perkins,  when she had taught at the Yellow School in Loudon. I eventually passed off the “strange” marriage location to the romantic notion of elopement. That assumption proved to be incorrect.

I’ve recently begun a huge project of scanning the documents that I’ve collected during my family research during the past forty years plus. I’m finding some valuable treasures.

Fig. 1

Fig. 1

Newspaper Article – a Revelation. This morning, I found an article (see Fig. 2) regarding the 25th wedding anniversary of Homer and Alice. The article contains several pieces of information including whey they were married in Chester. As the above certificate indicates, the couple was married on the 8th of April 1908 by the Rev. Albert E. Hall. In the newspaper clipping below (newspaper not identified) we are told in the 3rd paragraph, that the Rev. Hall had been a former pastor of the Canterbury Church. In fact Rev. Hall was the minister of The Center Congregation Church in Canterbury from June 16, 1895 to March 27, 1898.[1] It is likely, then that the Brown family had belonged to Hall’s congregation, but at this point in time I have no evidence of that.

The article also provided an interesting fact about my grandfather, Homer L. Perkins, that I never knew. I knew that he own a store in Loudon Village, and was strongly involved in buying and selling real estate. What I didn’t know was that he had left Loudon to study law, but had left those studies to return to Loudon. Now, where or under whom did he read law? Another project for research.



[1] James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727–1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), I: 314.

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Fig. 2

Fig. 2

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Jul 05

Military Service of Lewis M. Davis

Searching for possible military service of my great uncle, Lewis M. Davis was not straightforward. My first go to for Civil War service is the National Park Service database of Soldiers and Sailors [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm]. I’ve not used the site for quite a while and was greeted by a complete makeover since my last visit. I searched soldiers for “Lewis M. Davis” and “New Hampshire” with no result. Broadening the search I sought “Lewis Davis” and “New Hampshire with the following result:

Soldiers_DavisLewis

NPS “Soldiers & Sailors” database

Who is this Lewis F. Davis serving in the 16th NH (middle entry). Could this entry have been miss-read by someone who interpreted the letter “M” as “F”?

Since I’m not physically located near a repository with the microfilm of New Hampshire service records, I needed to try another Online search tool. I turned to Ancestry.com. Ah Ha! Lewis M. Davis was located in the database “U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Like his brother-in-law, he had enlisted in Company E, New Hampshire 16th Infantry Regiment [Ancestry's source: Register of Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire].

 

 

 

DavisLewisM_service

Ancestry – “U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles

I found it interesting that this abstract indicates that Lewis M. was mustered out on the 20th of August 1863 at Concord, NH and died one day later.

 

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Jul 02

Davis Burials in Sawyer Cemetery, Merrimack County, NH

In September 1991, I was fortunate to have a road-trip with my uncle, Douglas Russell Woodward, while visiting in New Hampshire. Uncle Doug, 2nd child of Oscar H. Woodward and Sara Waddell, had spent much of his youth in West Franklin before his family removed to East Concord. We visited West Franklin where he pointed out the house his father rented on South Main Street while he was a young boy. He also showed me the house where he recalled his great grandmother Nancy (neé Glines) Davis resided and the cemetery, Sawyer Cemetery, where she was buried with her husband and at least two of her children. Alas, I had no GPS unit at the time, nor did I take careful note of the location of the two homes. What was I thinking?

A DeLorme map of New Hampshire, published in 1984, illustrates the location of Sawyer Cemetery.

1984 map showing location of Sawyer Cemetery.

Green Arrow Points to Sawyer Cemetery near the head of Webster Lake

Apparently, at one time the road on which the Davis family resided (in Andover just over the Franklin line) continued on past Sawyer Cemetery and on to the head of Webster Lake. That road had long since been impassable in 1991.

Davis Tombstones in Sawyer Cemetery

Davis Tombstones in Sawyer Cemetery

Lewis Davis

Lewis Davis

 

Nancy Davis

Nancy Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis M. Davis

Lewis M. Davis

Catherine Davis

Catherine Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On that trip Uncle Doug also showed me the cemetery in Franklin where his paternal grandparents were buried the needle factory building were several of his uncles and great uncles worked. The needle factory will be discussed at a later date.

 

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