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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Broderick Family Timeline 1870-1880

My Irish immigrant family has long been an enigma. Not only are there brick walls created by time, distance and availability of records, but there are personal brick walls as well. Over the last 10 – 15 years, little by little, some of the personal brick walls have been chipped away. I use the word “personal” for want of a better way to describe something that was caused by an earlier member of the family for religious reasons. But I get ahead of myself. I’ll start with what is known and hope that it might generate new and different avenues of research.

In or near Loughrea, Galway, Ireland there were several families of Brodericks. There is currently no information, that I’ve been able to find, as to whether or not they were related. They all had the same given names, which only adds to the confusion. However, it is believed that a Patrick Broderick married Hanora Martin and that one of their offspring was a son, another Patrick Broderick. This Patrick married Catherine Boyle, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Boyle. Nothing has been discovered yet about this Boyle family. It is uncertain if they came from Galway.

Patrick and Catherine had 9 children, according to baptism records.  Five of those children immigrated to the USA, but apparently not all at the same time.  One of their children died young but there seems to be no information on the remaining children - John, Bridget and James. Four of them ended up in Hyde Park MA, a bastion of Irish immigrants. It seems likely that they settled there because other relatives lived there also, but no proof of this theory has been found. There were other Brodericks in Hyde Park, so anything is possible.

The eldest was Michael and he seems to have taken up residence in Boston and was living in Cambridge when he died in 1909. No marriage information has been found and his death certificate stated he was single.

Lawrence, Mary, Matthew and Catherine Broderick also immigrated, at different times, but settled in Hyde Park MAl. All four were settled there by 1870 and the following time line shows how the decade from 1870-1880 unfolded for them. Except where noted, all events take place in Hyde Park MA.

                                Broderick family
                                        1870 – 1880

As 1870 began:

1870 – Lawrence Broderick living at Hyde Park MA with his cousin Michael Jordan.                           Lawrence was a laborer in the census.

1871 – A quiet year

1872 - Lawrence Broderick married Catherine Jordan, his cousin, Apr 30 1872

           Mary Broderick married Patrick Burke, Aug 22 1872

1873 – John Edward Burke (s/o Mary Broderick and Patrick Burke), b. Jun 1, 1873

1874 – Patrick H. Burke (s/o Mary Broderick and Patrick Burke), b. Jun 13 1874

            Mathew Broderick married Bridget Sheehan, Sep 3 1874

1875 – Patrick Broderick (s/o Bridget Sheehan and Matthew Broderick), b. Jun 22 1875

           Michael Burke (s/o Mary Broderick and Patrick Burke), b. Aug 5 1875

           Patrick Broderick (s/o Bridget Sheehan and Matthew Broderick), d. Aug 7                      1875 COD Cholera

           Catherine Broderick (d/o Catherine Jordan and Lawrence Broderick), b. 1875

           Catherine Broderick married Michael O’Brien Oct 12 1875

1876 – Martin Burke (s/o Mary Broderick and Patrick Burke), b. Aug 1876

           Matthew Broderick (s/o Bridget Sheehan and Matthew Broderick), b. Sep 28 1876

1877 – Patrick Joseph Broderick (s/o Catherine Jordan and Lawrence Broderick),                             b. Mar 18 1877

          Edward Burke (s/o Mary Broderick and Patrick O’Brien), b. Sep 1877

          Catherine O’Brien (d/o Catherine Broderick and Michael O’Brien), b. 1877

1878 – Another quiet year

1879 – Patrick John Broderick (s/o Bridget Sheehan and Matthew Broderick),                                     b. Feb 23 1879, in Dorchester MA

          Lawrence Broderick (s/o Catherine Jordan and Lawrence Broderick), b. Feb 25 1879

          Thomas Burke (s/o Mary Broderick and Patrick Burke), b. Dec 9 1879

          Lawrence Broderick (Sr.) d. Aug 26 1879 COD Traumatic peritonitis

          Matthew Broderick was living on Marston Ave. in Dorchester MA at the time of his                 son’s birth and was working for the Railroad.

          Lawrence Broderick, at the time of his death, was also working for the Railroad.

Over the course of ten years, all four Broderick immigrants were married. Mary Broderick Burke gave birth to six boys. Matthew and Bridget Broderick had three boys, but the oldest son died. Catherine Broderick O’Brien had one daughter. Lawrence and Catherine Broderick had three children.

Lawrence Broderick met his untimely end, suddenly, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1879, in the evening, Lawrence went to a boot repair shop to check on his boots. An altercation ensued between Lawrence and Mrs. Margaret Gibbons, the owner’s wife. Witnesses stated that both parties had been drinking. Mrs. Gibbons apparently said something Mr. Broderick took offense to and he slapped her. She retaliated by grabbing a shoe knife and then lunging at him, stabbing him in the abdomen. She also lunged at his nose, slicing it and the upper lip to the bone. Lawrence staggered out and was then carried to his home at the corner of Central Park Ave. and Winter St. He was attended by a physician who stated that the wound would most likely be fatal. The Chief of Police arrested Mrs. Gibbons who didn’t deny the attack and stated she wished she had struck his heart.
Boston Journal – Wed., Aug. 20 1879

The hearing that was held brought forth several conflicting stories. Mrs. Gibbons maintained that she was struck 2 or 3 times and that the knife was not hers. She claimed she acted in self defense. Broderick claimed he never struck her. Mrs. Gibbons couldn’t post bail so was held over in the Dedham jail for Grand Jury in September. Lawrence Broderick was still alive but in poor condition.
Boston Journal – Sat., Aug. 23 1879

Lawrence Broderick died Tues., Aug 26, 1879. Mrs. Gibbons was still being held in the Dedham jail and the Medical Examiner will hold an inquest.
Worcester Daily Spy – Wed., Aug 27 1879

The autopsy of Lawrence Broderick showed that his small intestine had been punctured by a knife and the resulting infection led to the man’s death.
Boston Journal – Aug., 27 1879

Margaret Gibbons was acquitted of the charge of manslaughter in the Broderick case. In Sept 1880, Margaret Gibbons was found guilty of assault on a Mr. Kelly and was sentenced to two years in the house of corrections.
Boston Daily Advertiser – Wed., Sept. 15, 1880

Census Records
Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Boston Journal
Worcester Daily Spy

Boston Daily Advertiser
Memorials of Hyde Park

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ebenezer Martin and Abigail Wheeler

Ebenezer Martin and Abigail Wheeler

    2       Ebenezer (1685 – 1727)  m. Abigail Wheeler (1690-?) – 5 children

                     a.  Jemimah (1717-?)
                    b.  John (1718-1801) m. Mary Reed
                    c.  Ebenezer (1721-1769) m. Mary Bowen
                    d.  Nathaniel (1722-1803) m. Susannah Kent
             3      e.  Abigail (1725-1814) m1. William Esterbrooks
                                                  m2. Jonathan Cole

Abigail Wheeler was the d/o James and Grizell Squire Wheeler. She was b. in Swansea MA and, after her marriage to Ebenezer, settled on the Martin farm in Barrington RI. When Ebenezer died in 1727, Abigail was left with a young family, the oldest just 10, so in 1728, she married John West (1679-?). Not much has been learned about John West. He and Abigail Wheeler Martin West had at least two daughters, Grizell and Elizabeth.

Ebenezer and Abigail’s oldest daughter, Jemimah, seems to have some conflict in information that I haven’t been able to untangle. I have found two totally different marriages for her and can’t verify either of them. If they are a first and second marriage, then Jemimah had nearly 20 children. But dates don’t hold up under scrutiny so rather than pass on unreliable information, I will leave her for another research project.

For sons, John and Ebenezer, I have not been able to locate names of children and I found three daughters and three sons for Nathaniel.  Abigail Martin first married William Esterbrooks and had three children. When William died, she married Jonathan Cole, her brother-in-law. Jonathan had been married to Abigail’s half sister, Elizabeth West. Jonathan and Elizabeth had two sons, James and Edward. James and Edward returned to the colonies when the fight for independence began. James was captured and held prisoner on a British ship in Boston harbor. He was later awarded land for his service. He died in Niagara Co., NY, in 1828. Edward joined Eddy’s Rebels and was later reported deceased by Jonathan Eddy. James married Jerusha Alverson, a cousin to Jeremiah Alverson in the next paragraph.

It is believed that one of Abigail’s Esterbrooks children died young and the other two, William and Grizell, moved to Sackville, New Brunswick in the 1760’s.  William became well known in the area and Grizell married a man, Jeremiah Alverson, who had also moved to NB from the colonies. Grizell and Jeremiah eventually moved to Poughkeepsie NY.

So the marriage of Abigail Martin Esterbrooks to Jonathan Cole was truly a blended family, his, hers, and then theirs.  Interesting that we are seeing this same trend today and think it’s new. Divorce may be the reason today, but early death of one spouse or the other, in the 1700’s, created the same situation. History does repeat itself.

Jonathan Cole and Abigail Martin Cole are my 4x gt. grandparents. This family has been written about in an earlier blog, so will not present it again. There has been no new information concerning this descent so until something new does come to light, I will leave it as it is.

Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island, Beers & Co., 1908,        p. 381

* I had hoped to post a map of the Swansea/Rehoboth/Barrington area to allow some perspective on the proximity of each to the other. However, I was unsuccessful with the download. My apologies.

Monday, July 21, 2014

John Martyn 1634-1713

Swansea, MA, located in the most southwesterly corner of MA bordering Mt. Hope Bay and Rhode Island, was home to at least six of my male ancestors. I find that extraordinary, given the logistics of travel in the late 1600’s. Although they were not related to each other, originally, the families did intermarry over the years, thus creating six lines of ancestry back to this picturesque town. It is in Swansea that the first English blood was shed, in King Philip’s War,’ on Sunday, Jun 20 1675. Over half the homes were burned to the ground while everyone was at church. This is where John Martyn/Martin lived and his house was one that burned that day. He was the 15th signer admitted to the town when Swansea was incorporated in 1669 and therefore one of the original settlers.

John Martyn was the son of Edward Martin and Judith Upham, born in Ottery, St. Mary, Devonshire.  He came from England in 1663, settling in that part of Rehoboth, later called Swansea, and was one of the founders of the Baptist Church there.  He was a weaver, by trade, and a farmer. He was appointed constable, June 6, 1671, surveyor of highways, June 3, 1673, and June 2, 1685. In 1673 he bought land on New Meadow Neck, near Hundred Acre Cove, and built a house north of Central Bridge.  He died March 21,1713-14, aged eighty years and is buried in the Tyler Point Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol Co., RI.

He married, April 26, 1671, Joanna Esten, b. June 1, 1645, in Herefordshire, Eng., daughter of Thomas Esten, who came with Rev. John Myles from Eng. to Rehoboth, and settled at North Providence.

1   John and Joanna (Esten) Martin had 10 children:

          a  Jemima (1672 - ?) m. Samuel Salisbury (1666-1757)
          b  Melatiah (1673 – 1761) m. Rebecca Brooks (1679-1730) – 8 children
          c  John (1674 – 1757) m.  Mercy Hayward (1678-1610) – 8 children
          d  Ephraim (1677 – 1734) m. Thankful Bullock (1681-1762) – 10 children
          e  Ann (1678 – 1759) m. Richard Round
          f  Robert (1679 - ?)
          g  Manasseh (1681 – 1754) m. Hannah Carpenter
          h  Johanna (1683 – 1715) m. Phillip Short – 2 children
    2    i  Ebenezer (1685 – 1727)  m. Abigail Wheeler (1690-?) – 5 children
          j  Judith (1686 – 1751) m. John Luther

At Find a Grave, I discovered a great deal of interesting information. I have not verified this as much of it comes from siblings of Ebenezer Martin, who is my direct ancestor.  I am providing it here so that you may do your own research to verify these claims.

John Martin is:

2x great grandfather of Simeon Martin, Gov. of RI
4x great grandfather of Alexander Hamilton Bullock, Gov. of MA
4x great grandfather of John William Davis, Gov. of RI (once through Melatiah                         and once through John)
5x great grandfather of Cornelius Newton Bliss, US Sec. of the Interior                                    (1897-1899)
6x great grandfather of Nelson Ackerman Eddy, singer, actor
6x great grandfather of Prescott Sheldon Bush, US Senator from CT
6x great grandfather of James Grover Thurber, author, cartoonist
7x great grandfather of George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st US President
7x great grandfather of Gene Roddenberry, sci-fi screenwriter and producer                            (through his daughter Jemima)
7x great grandfather of Perkins Bass, US Congressman from NH
7x great grandfather of Spalding Rockwell Gray, actor, screenwriter, performer,                       playwright (once through son Melatiah and once through son                              Ephraim)
7x great grandfather of William Standish Knowles, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry                     (2001)
8x great grandfather of George Walker Bush, Gov. of TX and 43rd US President
8x great grandfather of John Ellis “Jeb” Bush, Gov. of FL
8x great grandfather of Bobby Darin, singer, songwriter, actor
8x great grandfather of Gene Roddenberry, sci-fi screenwriter and producer                            (once through his son Melatiah)
8x great grandfather of Charles Foster Bass, US Congressman from NH
8x great grandfather of Marshall Field V, newspaper publisher                                                 (Chicago Sun-Times)
9x great grandfather of John James “Jimmy” Duncan, Jr., US Congressman from                     TN

Encyclopedia of Biography
Find A Grave
History of Swansea, Massachusetts, Otis Olney Wright, 1917

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Johan (Jacob) Ulrich Hubley (1719-1802)

Johan, also referred to as Jacob, who is considered the progenitor of the Hubley family in Nova Scotia, was born in April 1719 in Eppingen, a town in Baden-Wurttemberg, Rhineland, Palatinate, Prussia. This area, which is located in southern Germany, is no longer called Prussia,. War, instability, overcrowding and religious persecution were powerful motivators in Johan’s decision to change his life. When free lands were to be granted in the “New World” it was hard to resist.  He and his wife, Salome Margaretha (Birtger) and four children boarded the ship Pearl on Jul 2 1751. There were two children between the ages of 4 and 16 and two under the age of four, according to the ship’s records. It is unknown if any of these children or the mother survived this voyage as Johan was a widower by the spring of Mar 1752, when he married Maria Magdalene Dietzel (sometimes Dirzel). She had been on board the ship Pearl with her husband and one child. Johan and Maria had one child, Maria, b. Jan 1753. But Maria (the mother) died in Jun 1753, leaving Johan a widower once again.  It is unknown if the child, Maria, survived.

                                            Eppingen, Germany

Johan was one of a group of “Foreign Protestants” who settled in an area that had been named Lunenburg. But soon Johan was a widower again. He married his third wife, Anna Catherine Treffain, on Jul 10 1753 in St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg. Anna had also arrived in Nova Scotia aboard the Pearl.  Johan’s fourth and final marriage took place on Jul 3 1759, to Anna Barbara Eva (Matler) Lay.  This Anna, who used the name Barbara, was born in Geneva, Switzerland. She was a widow and brought children with her from her marriage to Joseph Lay.

I have found this unsubstantiated listing of names who were children of Johan and his first wife Salome Margaretha. They are Andreas, Johan Georg, Johan Jacob, Hans Georg, Rosina, Maria Margaretha. Since only four children emigrated with the him, it is considered that at least two of them died young.
It is not known how many of the four children survived after reaching Nova Scotia. With his 2nd wife, Maria Magdalene Dietzel, Johan had one daughter named Maria. There were no children with his third wife. Johan and 4th wife Anna Barbara Eva (Matler) Lay had 5 children: Johan Urich died in 1802.

The second generation:

          a.  Ferdinand (1761-1833) m. Magdalen Salome Born
          b.  Jacob (1762-1833)
          c.  John Michael (1764-?)
          d.  George Bernard (1769- aft. 1849)
   2     e.  Johaness (1770-1802) m. (in 1797) Anna Mary Kahler (1774-1871)

                                         Lunenburg, NS
Johaness Hubley and Anna Mary Catherine Kahler were married in 1797 in the Dutch Reform Church in Lunenburg. They purchased land in 1810 in a place then known as Hubley settlement but later became known as Seabright.
Anna Mary probably descends from Johann Gottlieb Kohler who was a school master who arrived in 1752 on the Speedwell. He was 35 years of age from Hamburg. He brought with him his wife and six children.

John (as he became known) and Mary Kahler Hubley had 14 children:

          a.  Jacob (1798-1870) m1. Anne Caroline U nknown
                                        m2. Mary Susanna Elizabeth Whynought
          b.  Anna Elizabeth (1799-?) m. John Collishaw – 8 children
          c.  Johaness (1800-1868)
          d.  George Bernard (1802-1892)
          e.  Maria Catherine (1803-1838) m. Allan Ramsey MacDonald – 1 child
          f.  Ferdinand (1804-?) m. in 1828 Hannah Elizabeth Boutilier – 1 child
    3.   g.  Elizabeth Barbara (1806-1881) m. in 1826 Thomson Carmichael –                                                                              15 children
          h.  Maria Elizabeth (1807-1807)
          i.  John Philip (1808-?)
          j.  Ann Mary (1810-?)
          k.  Frederick (1812-1879)
          l.  Alexander (1814-1861) m. Jane Catherine Comingo
          m.  Benjamin (1817-1901)
          n.  William M. 1818-1901) m. in 1842 Elennor Cornelius

Barry G. Hubley in his work on the descendants of Johanness Hubley, Chapter 5, states that The Christian Messenger (Nova Scotia Baptist Newspaper) issue of 24 November 1848 reports:
Death (no date) of John Hubley, Senior 78 years – Leaves widow, 12 children, 100 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren
Burial: November 1848, United Baptist Church Cemetery, Seabright, Halifax Co., NS, CAN

If he left 100 grandchildren, then I have found only a small number of them. However, my gt. gt. grandparents, Thomson and Barbara Hubley Carmichael, made a significant contribution.

The Third Generation

Thomson was born in Banff Co. Scotland. He was the s/o Francis Carmichael and Elizabeth Keillor, both of whom were born in Banff, Scotland. According the Nova Scotia Land Grant Petitions, Francis was granted 200 acres in 1792. His older brother, James, was a Sgt. in the 82 Regiment (or the Hamilton Regiment) and is given credit for being the founder of New Glasgow, NS and one of the founders of Pictou, NS. Francis was a farmer and his son, Thomson, was the oldest of 9 children.

Thomson married Elizabeth Barbara Hubley in 1826 in Lunenburg, NS. Thomson was a teacher and a farmer.  They had 15 children, 10 boys and 5 girls. They also moved around quite a bit, wherever the teaching posts would take them. He did petition to receive land, citing that he had a large family and as a teacher, had not much money.  At least four of the children moved to MA and one went to CA.  Besides being a mother, Barbara is known to have been a trusted mid-wife and according to Barry Hubley, mentioned above, she had a very sweet singing voice.  Some of the places they lived were New Glasgow, St. Margaret’s Bay, Halifax, West River, Springhill, and Fisher’s Grant, all in Nova Scotia. Thomson and Barbara’s children were:

          a.  Henry Edward (1827-bef 1850)
          b.  Frederick Hubley (1830-1911) m. Jane Faulds – 11 children
          c.  John George, Capt. (1831-?) m. in 1869 Terrisa Shaw
          d.  James Thomson (1832-1881) m. in 1862 Susan Roberts - 6 children
          e.  William (1833-1852)
          f.  Alexander Francis (1835-1927) m. Ellen Dillon -7 children
          g.  Daniel (1837-?)
          h.  Charles (1839-1846)
          i.  Christine Isabella (1841-?) m. in 1870 Robert Gordon – 7 children
          j.  Hannah C. (1845-1937) m. in 1872 Thomas Gordon – 4 children
          k.  Mary Jane (1847-1894) m. in 1875 Thomas Hardy – 5 children
          l.  Barbara (1849-?)
   4.    m.  Henry Gordon (1850-1910) m. in 1873 Mary Ellen Scarr – 8 children
          n.  Elizabeth (1851-?)
          o.  Andrew (1852-?)

                                                        Barbara Hubley Carmichael

Frederick Hubley Carmichael and his wife Jane had 11 children. Three of them died in the Springhill Mine explosion on Feb 2 1891. A few years before this, another of their sons was struck and killed by lightning while standing in the doorway to his home talking to his mother.
James Thomson Carmichael moved to Medway MA and was a carpenter.
Alexander Francis Carmichael moved to the Mendocino area in CA and became an architect of some note. He built many of the homes in the new village of Mendocino, some of which were use to depict the Maine village in the TV program Murder She Wrote.
Christina Isabella Carmichael moved to Revere MA. Sadly her husband died in 1882 leaving her with 7 young children.
Hannah C, Carmichael lived in Somerville MA in the 1900 census.
Henry Gordon Carmichael was a ship’s chandler and a hotel keeper. He and his wife Mary Ellen Scarr lived in the Halifax area before moving to Boston in the early 1900’s. Ellen (as she was known) ran a hotel in Hull, MA even after Henry died.
The Fourth Generation

Henry Gordon and Mary Ellen Scarr Carmichael had children:

          a.  Percy (1874-1874)
    5.   b.  Nora Edith (1875-1921) m. in 1893 Jesse Pye (1865-1940) –                                                                 15 children
          c.  Edith Gertrude (1877-?) m. in 1901Edward John Ball (1870-?) –                                                                       3 children
          d.  Minnie (1881-1902)
          e.  Reginald (1884-?) m. c. 1921 Dorothy O’Donnell (1895-1967) 1 child    f.  Elizabeth Maud (1885-1959) m. in 1906 (Frank Johnson (1880-1940)                                                          – 2 children
          g.  Grayce (1889-?) m. in 1907 Frank Mooney (1886-?) – 2 children
          h.  Ruby Stuart (1894-1950) m. Philip Stokes Wood (1891-1952) –                                                              2 children

          5. Nora Edith Carmichael and Jesse Pye are my grandparents.

                                                      Sandy Poin t Light, Shelburne NS

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jedidah Smith and Rev. Samuel Osborn

     Over the last 30 years or so, I have taken time to search for more information on Rev. Samuel Osborn. As yet, I can find nothing new that has come to light. What I found all those years ago is still all I have today. He was born in Northern Ireland of Scottish parents. He was educated at Dublin University for the ministry. By 1712 he was teaching in Sandwich, MA and from 1718-1737 he was the minister at Eastham MA. By 1737, a group of ministers gathered and judged Samuel Osborn not sufficiently Calvinistic and therefore he was dismissed from his position.
     He became a grantee of land in Barrington, NS but found the labor so intensive that he returned to Boston. He did not exercise his ministry while in NS. About 1770 he left the province and returned to Boston MA where he died at about the age of 90.
     It is stated by some that Rev. Osborne was married three times.  His first wife was Jedidah Smith. Together they had 6 children. There is some controversy about the Rev. Samuel having another child, an illegitimate child, with Mercy Norton. The confusion arises because Mercy Norton claimed he was the father of her son b. in 1711, named Samuel. The Rev. Samuel and his wife Jedidah also had a son named Samuel b. in 1711. Court records in Dukes County, MA, 1711, show that Samuel Osborn was convicted of  “being the father of an illegitimate child born of the body of Mercy Norton.” He was ordered to pay child support. His son, Samuel, with his wife Jedidah married Margaret Briant, while his son, Samuel, with Mercy Norton married Kezia Butler. So, although he had a child with Mercy, they were never married. His 2nd wife was Elizabeth Scudder.

The children of Rev. Samuel Osborn and Jedidah Smith:
           i. Samuel (1711-1763) m. Margaret Briant – 1 child
          ii.  Jonathan (1714-1753) m. Anna Doane – 6 children
    4    iii. Elizabeth (1715-1798) m. in 1749 Edmond Doane (1718-1806) –                                         7 children
          iv. Mary (1718 – died young)
          v.  Sarah (1720-?)
          vi. Abigail (1724-1764) m. in 1749 John Homer (1724-1800)

Rev. Samuel Osborn with Mercy Norton:
         Samuel (1711-1753) m. Kezia Butler

    4   Elizabeth Osborn and Edmond Doane
Edmond Doane married Elizabeth Osborn as her third husband. She married her first husband, William Merrick (Myrick), in 1734. William was born in Harwich MA and was a Mayflower descendant of Stephen Hopkins. He was lost at sea in 1742. They had three children:                       
                              William Merrick, b. 1734
                              Gideon, who was mentioned in his grandfather's will
                              Elizabeth – no further info

Elizabeth married her second husband, William Paine, in 1744. This was his  second marriage as well. This William is also a Mayflower descendant of Stephen Hopkins. Elizabeth (Osborn, Merrick) Paine and William had one child:

                    William Paine, b. 1746, d. 1812 in NY, NY  according to Paine Family Records he was the father of John Howard Paine, actor and poet noted as the creator of     
                                        “Home Sweet Home” 

                    Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
                    Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home;
                    A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there,
                    Which seek thro' the world, is ne'er met elsewhere.
                    Home! Home!
                    Sweet, sweet home!
                    There's no place like home
                    There's no place like home!

          Elizabeth married her third husband, Edmond Doane in 1749 and their family grew to include seven Doane children. It is most likely that Elizabeth's son, William Paine (Payne) was also part of this family. Nothing has been found to show he grew up in another family. In the autumn of 1761, the family sailed from Nathaniel Mayo's Landing in Orleans MA to the Cape Sable District in Nova Scotia. The winds were unfavorable and they arrived at Liverpool instead where they spent the winter. The following spring they again headed for Cape Sable and were among the earliest settlers of Barrington.  The first people of English descent to settle the coves, harbors and shores of southwestern Nova Scotia, were fishermen from Cape Cod and Nantucket. These men had been to these waters and knew the abundance of fish available. So when the lands became available in 1757/58, many New England families applied for lands to settle near Cape Sable. It took until 1761/62 for a a large group of settlers, representing some of the best families of Cape Cod and Nantucket to arrive and establish the town now known as Barrington. For the most part, the public records of the times shows these new settlers to be intelligent and educated men, some with more than the ordinary schooling. Two old account books give evidence that Edward Doane kept a store from 1762-1767. This was a general store featuring rum, flour by the pound, molasses, sugar, salt by the hogshead, medicine, dry goods, hardware, etc. It appears he received his supplies from his brother-in-law, John Homer, a merchant of Boston. In return, Edward would ship to him alewives, herring and other fish found in the waters of Nova Scotia.
          Mrs. Elizabeth Doane was a woman of considerable education, of more than ordinary personal attractions and natural ability.  Having a good knowledge of medicine, and being skilled in the use of roots and herbs, she was the only nurse and doctor to all the sick of all the township.  Her services were much sought after and appreciated.  When advanced in years or when making long trips, she was carried in a basket suspended from a pole across the shoulders of two men.  She returned several times to New England to visit her relatives and friends. In 1763 she was one of three passengers who came up from Barrington on the sloop Sherburn, Capt. Jonathan Clarke, arriving in Boston, Jul 28. Again in Sep, 1767 she came over to Boston on the sloop Dove, Capt. Joseph Chapman. It is said the old pestle, with which she pounded her roots and herbs, is still in use and in possession of her great-granddaughter, as well as Edmund's old Family Bible, on the fly leaf of which is written:  "Edmund Doane, his book, bought in New England whilst he lived there." She is buried in the old burial ground at Barrington Head.
          Edmond, tiring of the hardships and conditions of life in Nova Scotia, sold his property to his brother-in-law, John Homer, in 1776, for £132, intending to return to New England. However a large number of townspeople signed a petition, asking for a grant of town land to be set aside for Elizabeth, Edmond's wife, in consideration of her valuable medical services. Since they had sold their property, they no longer had a place to live. The land granted to them at Johnson's Point was where they settled and spent their remaining days.

   4   Elizabeth Osborn and Edmond Doane had children all born in Eastham, MA:

                      i.  Israel (1750-?) m. (in 1772) Desire Nickerson                                                                                               – 7 children
                      ii.  Samuel O. (1752-?) m. Sarah Harding – 9 children
                      iii.  Prince (1753- Lost at sea)
                      iv.  Jedidah (1754-?) m. Ansel Crowell - 5 children
                      v.  Ruth (1756-?) m. Hemen Kenney – 11 children
                5.   vi.  Abigail (1758-1847) m. Hezekiah Smith – 15 children
                    vii.  Edmond (1759-?) m. Tamsin Hamilton – 9 children

The remaining families have been covered several times so I would refer you to the blogs on the Freemans and Ralph Smith.

Abigail Doane m. Hezekiah Smith
Steven Smith m. Elizabeth Spinney
Rachel Smith m. Samuel Scarr
Mary Ellen Scarr m. Henry Gordon Carmichael
Nora Carmichael m. Jesse Pye – my grandparents

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Samuel Hinckley of Tentereden, Kent, England

 It is said that the number of gt. grandparents we have doubles as you go back each generation. Therefore I should have 1024 9th gt. grandparents. I’ve already written about some of them, but today I’ll write about the Hinckleys. Samuel Hinckley and his wife, Sarah Soole, are another set of my 9th gt. Grandparents. Yet to be proven are his ancestors, father, Robert Hinckley, grandfather, John Hynckleye, gt. Grandfather, John Hynckleye (b. 1535), 2x gt. Grandfather, another John Hynckleye and his 3x gt. Grandfather, John Henkle. This is still a work in progress. His wife's father, Thomas Soole, was the s/o John Soole and Maria Whitfield. Sarah's mother, Mary Indenden, was the d/o John Indenden and Christian Mercer. Sarah's name has also been spelled Soule, but to the best of my knowledge, does not have Mayflower descendants. This is not to say that the family may be related to George Soule's family in some way. I have not done the research on that. George Soule's descendants do have the connection to the Mayflower whereas Sarah Soole Hinckley's do not.

Samuel Hinckley was b. sometime before May 25 1589, in Tenterden, Kent, England. He married Sarah Soole in Hawkhurst, Kent, England, May 7 1617. Sarah was b. bef. Jun 8 1600 in Hawkhurst, Kent, England. In 1634, he brought his wife and four children in the Hercules to Boston where they then settled in Scituate (Sit-u-it). There was a total of 102 passengers, all from Tenterden, half of whom settled in Scituate. In 1639 he moved to Barnstable MA where he was a juror, town officer, surveyor of highways, and a Lieutenant in Thomas Dymock's Company in1643. Sarah d. Aug 18 1656 in Barnstable MA. Samuel then married Bridget Bodfish on Dec 16 1657, the widow of Robert Bodfish.

Samuel and Sarah Had 7 children, first four born in England:

          i.  Thomas (1619-1706) m. in 1641 Mary Richards (1620-1659) – 1 child
     1   ii.  Susanna (1625-?) m. in 1643 Rev. John Smith (1614-1710) -                                                                  13 children
          iii. Mary (1628-?)
          iv. Sarah (1629-1686) m. in 1649 Henry Cobb
          v.  Elizabeth (1633-?) m. in 1657 Elisha Parker
          vi.  Samuel (1638-?) m. in 1684 Mary Goodspeed
          vii. John (1644-?) m. Bethia Lothrop

For those who would like to pursue the research on Thomas and Mary Richards, you will discover a descent to George W. Bush.

In the next generation we find Susannah Hinckley married to Rev. John Smith, who was born in Dorsetshire, England, Mar 11 1614. Rev. Smith was appointed to attend the meetings of the Quakers and hear their defense. He reported in their favor which did not make others happy. He withdrew from the communion of the church for conscientious reasons and was declared not a member for this reason only. He was later restored. He preached occasionally at Barnstable and was later called to be pastor at Sandwich. He also preached in New Jersey in the early 1670’s.

Susannah and Rev. John Smith had 13 children:

          i.  Samuel (1644-1719 Woodbridge NJ) m1. in 1680 Esther Dunham (alias                                                                                 Singletary) – 3 children
                                                                  m2. in 1692 Elizabeth Pierce –                                                                               3 children
          ii.  Sarah (1645-?)
          iii.  Ebenezer (1646-1646)
          iv.  Mary (1647-?) m. in 1679 John Dunham
          v.  Dorcas (1650-1714 in NJ) m. in 1671 Ephraim Andrews
          vi.  John (1652-1652)
          vii.  Shubael (1653-1734 in Chilmark, MA)
          viii. John (1656-1736 in Woodbridge NJ) m. Mehitable Unknown
2        ix. Benjamin ((1658-1720 in Edgartown MA) m. in 1684 Jedidah Mayhew
          x.  Ichabod (1661-1722) in Woodbridge NJ) m. Hannah Andrrews
          xi.  Elizabeth (1663-?)
          xii.  Thomas ( (1665-?) m. Abigail Skiff
          xiii. Joseph (1667-?) m. Anne Fuller

For those who would like to pursue the research on Samuel Smith and his 2nd marriage to Elizabeth Pierce, you will find a descent to Barack Obama.

Benjamin Smith and Jedidah Mayhew had 8 children:

          i.  Jane (c. 1685-?)
          ii.  Dorcas (1686-1730) m. John Worth
3        iii. Jedidah (1689-1742) m. in 1711 Samuel Osborne - 2 children
          iv. Benjamin (1691-1737) m. in 1716 Mary Basssett
          v. Mary (1693-1781) m. in 1717 Timothy Daggett
          vi. Thomas (1797-1765) in 1721 Elizabeth Bassett
          vii. Abiah (1698-?) m. Thomas Claghorn
          viii. Ebenezer (1700-1771) m. Thankful Claghorn

I have not done any research on the lateral lines to show how many children they had. Hopefully, someone more directly connected to those families will pursue those ancestors.

The next installment will cover Jedidah Smith and Samuel Osborne.

Happy Blogging, all.


Pope, "Pioneers of Massachusetts" op cit; p. 421

Annals of the Sinnott, Rogers, Coffin, Corlies, Reeves, Bodine and Allied Families...
 By Mary Elizabeth Sinnott

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Conclusion of the Freeman line

My conclusion of the Freeman family
A recap of the previous blogs:

    Edmund Honington Freman m. Alice Coles and remained in England
  1. Edmund Freeman m. Bennett Hodsall
  2. John Freeman m. Mercy Prence
  3. Edmund Freeman m. Sarah Mayo
  4. Ruth Freeman m. Israel Doane
  5. Edmund Doane m. Elizabeth Osborn

Edmond Doane and Elizabeth Osborn had children all born in Eastham, MA:
     i. Israel (1750-?) m. (in 1772) Desire Nickerson – 7 children
    ii. Samuel O. (1752-?) m. Sarah Harding – 9 children
   iii. Prince (1753- Lost at sea)
   iv. Jedidah (1754-?) m. Ansel Crowell - 5 children
    v. Ruth (1756-?) m. Hemen Kenney – 11 children
6. vi. Abigail (1758-1847) m. Hezekiah Smith – 15 children
   vii. Edmond (1759-?) m. Tamsin Hamilton – 9 children

  6    Abigail (1758-1847) m. Hezekiah Smith – 15 children

     i. Hezekiah (1775-) m. in 1800 Mercy Crowell – 4 children
    ii. John Osborne (1777-1823) m. in 1801 Elizabeth Nickerson (1782-) - 8 children
   iii. William (1780-1817) m. 1799 Mary Nickerson – 9 children
   iv. James (1782-1742) m. in 1805 Jane McLaren - 7 children
    v. Stephen (1784-1785)
7. vi. Stephen (1786-1870) m. in 1809 Elizabeth Spinney (1789-1874) – 9 children
   vii. Hannah (1788-?) m. in 1813 John Cunningham – 7 children
  viii. Israel (1790-?) m. Maria Brooks
   ix. Abigail ((1792-?) m. William Atkinson
    x. Edward (1794-?) m. Susanna Gardner - 6 children
   xi. Elizabeth (1795-1814)
  xii. Mehitable (1797-1798)
 xiii. Keziah (1799-?) m. Duncan McCallum Cunningham – 3 children
 xiv. Charles (1802-?)
  xv. Susannah (1803-1816)

7.    Stephen Smith, b. Oct 6 1786, Barrington, NS, m. Dec 1809, in Barrington, NS, Elizabeth Spinney, b. Dec 15 1789, Barrington, NS. She was the d/o John and Susannah (Snow) Spinney. Stephen d. Mar 28 1870 in Shelburne, NS and Elizabeth d. Apr 1874. In this marriage, Stephen Smith is a descendant of Stephen Hopkins through the Smith lines and his wife, Elizabeth Spinney, is a Hopkins descendant through her mother Susannah Snow with lines going back to Constance Hopkins, wife of Nicholas Snow.

7. Stephen and Elizabeth had 9 children:
     i. Abigail (1813-1899) m. Eleazer Crowell
    ii. Reliance (1815-1892) m. Oldham Brown
   iii. Stephen (1817-1885) m. Hannah Williams (1822-1884) – 5 children
   iv. Elias (1819-?) m. Harriet Lewis
    v. Nathaniel (1821-?) m. Eliza Unknown
8 vi. Rachel (1823-1881) m1. In 1846 John Swansburg (1789-1850) – 3 children
                                           m2. In 1855 Samuel Scarr – 2 children
  vii. Mary (1825-?)
viii.Susannah (1827-1870) m. Alexander Phillips
  ix. Osborne Doane (1828-?) m. Lucinda Nickerson (1835-?) - 5 children

8   Rachel Smith, b. Aug 14 1823, Cape Sable Island, NS, m. Oct 1846 in NS (1) John Conrad Swansburg, b. Nov 1789, Shelburne, NS. He d. Nov 8 1850, Shelburne, NS. John Swansburg was m1. to Harriet Graham who d. in 1846. They had 8 children. Rachel m. (2) Samuel Scarr, Jan 15 1855 in Shelburne, NS.
Little is known about Samuel other than he had been married before and he was a mariner. There seems to be no recorded death date for him. He may have been lost at sea. Rachel was listed as a widow in the 1881 Canadian census for NS.

Rachel and John Swansburg had 3 children:
     i. Nathaniel (1847-1880) m. Catherine Lewis
    ii. Elizabeth (1849-1861)
   iii. Harriet (1892-1853)
Rachel and Samuel Scarr had 2 children:
 9 iv. Mary Ellen (1854-1923) m. in 1873 Henry Gordon Carmichael (1850-1910) - 8 children
    v. Samuel (died young)

9    Mary Ellen Scarr b. Sep 4 1854, Shelburne, NS, marr. Oct 12 1873 in Shelburne NS, Henry Gordon Carmichael, b. Jun 9 1850 in Fisher’s Grant,, Pictou, NS. Henry was a ship’s chandler. Mary Ellen d. Apr 30 1923, Newton, MA and Henry d. Apr 19 1910 in Everett, MA.

Mary Ellen and Henry had 8 children:
     i. Percy (1874-1874)
10 ii. Nora (1875-1921) m. in 1893 Jesse Pye – 15 children
    iii. *Ethel (Edith) (1877-?) m. Edward (Ted) Ball – 3 children
    iv. Minnie (1881-1902)
    v. Reginald (1884-?) m. Dorothy O'Donnell – 1 child
   vi. Elizabeth (Bessie) (1885-1959 )m. Frank Johnson – 2 children
  vii. Grayce (1889-?) m. Frank Mooney – 2 children
viii. Ruby (1894-1950) m. Phillip Wood – 2 children

*This person was always known in the family as Edith Gertrude. However, the census reports show her name as Ethel. It is believed this is a clerical error.

Nora Edith Carmichael and Jesse Pye are my grandparents.