Friday, September 26, 2014
At the end of the 1870’s, major changes had happened to the family.
Lawrence had lost his life in a foolish
dispute fueled by alcohol and had been buried in Mount Calvary Cem., in .
His wife Catherine Jordan Broderick was left with three small children, ages 4,
2 and 6 months. This must have been a difficult time for her as I’m sure there
was no insurance payment to help smooth the way. However, the 1880 census shows that the
Broderick matriarch had immigrated and was now living with her dead son’s
family. Unfortunately, this census doesn’t give the year of immigration so
there is no way to be sure which of the many Catherine Brodericks, who entered
the country, she is. It also shows that living in this household is a Catherine
Fitzgerald who was 69 and a town pauper. Perhaps she received some stipend from
the town to care for this woman. Catherine Jordan Broderick was employed at a
hair factory, which doesn’t sound like a pleasant place to be. Hyde Park, MA
1880 – Catherine Boyle Broderick is living with her daughter-in-law, Catherine
Jordan Broderick and her children, in . Hyde Park, MA
Matthew and Bridget Broderick were living at
Everett St. in . He was a railroad worker. East Boston,
Catherine Broderick and Michael O’Brien were living at
164 Everett St.,
East Boston, MA. Michael was a laborer.
Mary Broderick and Patrick O’Brien were living in
He was a stone mason.
Mary Broderick O’Brien d. Aug. 10, 1880, from dysentery. She was buried in Mount Calvary Cem.,
She left behind her husband and 6 sons. Hyde Park, MA
At the end of the year, 1880, of the five Broderick siblings who had immigrated, only three were still living, the oldest, Michael, and the two youngest, Matthew and Catherine Broderick O’Brien. Nothing much has been found about Michael.
1881 – Matthew and Bridget Sheehan Broderick were living on
St., East Boston, MA
Patrick J. O’Brien, son of Catherine Broderick and Michael O’Brien was b. in April 1881.
Mary Ellen Broderick, daughter of Matthew and Bridgeet Sheehan Broderick was b. May 10, 1881, in
Matthew Broderick, son of Matthew and Bridget Sheehan Broderick d. Aug. 13 1881 from dysentery, in
East Boston. He was buried in Mt. Calvary
Cem., . Hyde Park, MA
Michael Broderick purchased a cemetery plot in
Calvary, and had his brother, Lawrence, moved to
the new location. Dec. 22 1881 Hyde Park, MA
Part of downtown Hyde Park, MA
1884 – Matthew and Bridget Sheehan Broderick were living at
653 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA.
Catherine Broderick, daughter of Matthew and Bridget Sheehan Broderick was b. Sep 22 1884 and she d. Sep. 24, 1884 from pulmonary collapse. She was buried in Mt. Calvary Cem.,
. Hyde Park, MA
1885 - Matthew and Bridget Sheehan Broderick were living at
621 Saratoga St.,
East Boston, MA
Catherine Boyle Broderick d. Jul 10 1885, at age 67, from pericarditis, in
. She was
buried with her son Lawrence in Hyde
Park, MA Cem. Mt.
Calvary . Hyde Park, MA
Katie, daughter of Matthew and Bridget Sheehan Broderick was b. Dec. 27, 1885 and d. Dec 28 1885 of cyanosis, in
She was buried with her sister
and brother in Mt. Calvary Cem., East Boston MA . Hyde
1886 – Martin O’Brien was b. Dec 14 1886 in
. Boston, MA
Joseph Broderick b. Jan 3 1887 at 621 Saratoga St.,
East Boston, MA.
He was the son of Matthew and Bridget Sheehan Broderick.
1888 – Michael O’Brien b. Jun 17 1888 in
He was the son of Michael and Catherine Broderick O’Brien. Charlestown, MA
Michael O’Brien (Sr.) d. Sep 11, 1888 of peritonitis. He was living at
1204 Tremont St., Boston MA
at the time of his death.
East Boston, MA Piers Park
At this point all known facts for this decade come to an end. Since there is no 1890 Federal census to refer to, the movements of the family are unknown until 1892 when we find Matthew and Bridget Sheehan Broderick living at
St. in and they remained there until
1899. We do know that Matthew continued
to work for the railroad and became an engineer in charge of laying out the
tracks for the B. R. B. & L. ( Lynn,
MA Boston, Revere Beach
and Lynn) railroad as it made a loop through Winthrop. It is also known that my
grandfather Patrick John Broderick, who used the name Jack, attended a
parochial school associated with St. Joseph’s
Church in . Sometime after his brother Lynn, MA Lawrence was b. in 1887, they moved from East Boston to Lynn.
Overhead view of Lynn, MA
At the end of the 1890’s comes the personal brick wall established by my gt. grandmother Bridget Sheehan Broderick. It has taken the better part of 30 years to unfold the information presented in this and the first blog, on this family.
Suffice it to say, the turn of the century brought out hard feelings that lasted for many years.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
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,
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
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.
1870 – 1880
As 1870 began:
1870 – Lawrence Broderick living at Hyde Park MA with his cousin Michael
Jordan. Lawrence was a laborer in
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
Thomas Burke (s/o Mary Broderick and Patrick Burke), b. Dec 9 1879
Matthew Broderick was living on
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,
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.
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.
Lawrence Broderick died Tues., Aug 26, 1879. Mrs. Gibbons was still being held in the
jail and the Medical Examiner will hold an inquest.
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.
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.
Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Worcester Daily Spy
Boston Daily Advertiser
Memorials of Hyde Park
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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
MA and, after her marriage to Ebenezer,
settled on the Martin farm in . 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. Barrington
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
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 Sackville,
New Brunswick .
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 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 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 Baptist
Church . He died March 21,1713-14, aged eighty years
and is buried in the Tyler Point Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol Co., RI. Central
He married, April 26, 1671, Joanna Esten, b. June 1, 1645, in
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
(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 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
, Otis Olney Wright,
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Johan, also referred to as Jacob, who is considered the progenitor of the Hubley family in
was born in April 1719 in Eppingen, a town in Baden-Wurttemberg, Rhineland, .
This area, which is located in southern Palatinate, Prussia 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 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. Pearl
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 . 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 Pearl . She was a widow and
brought children with her from her marriage to Joseph Lay. Geneva, Switzerland
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
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)
Johaness Hubley and Anna Mary Catherine Kahler were married in 1797 in the
in Lunenburg. They purchased land in 1810 in a place then known as Hubley
settlement but later became known as Seabright. Dutch
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
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-?)
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
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 Banff, Scotland . Francis was a farmer and his
son, Thomson, was the oldest of 9 children. Pictou,
Thomson married Elizabeth Barbara Hubley in 1826 in
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, Lunenburg, NS 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
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
Sadly her husband died in 1882 leaving her with 7 young children. Revere MA
Hannah C, Carmichael lived in
in the 1900 census. Somerville MA
Henry Gordon Carmichael was a ship’s chandler and a hotel keeper. He and his wife Mary Ellen Scarr lived in the
area before moving to Boston
in the early 1900’s. Ellen (as she was known) ran a hotel in
even after Henry died. Hull, MA
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
for the ministry. By 1712 he was teaching in Dublin University
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. Sandwich, MA
He became a grantee of land in
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
where he died at about the age of 90. Boston MA
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
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. Dukes
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
(1715-1798) m. in 1749 Edmond Doane (1718-1806) – 7
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 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
William Paine, b. 1746, d. 1812 in
according to Paine Family Records he was the
father of John Howard Paine, actor and poet noted as the creator of NY,
“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.
Sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home
There's no place like home!
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
4 Elizabeth Osborn and Edmond Doane had children all born in
(1750-?) m. (in 1772) Desire
Nickerson – 7 children Israel
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
(1759-?) m. Tamsin Hamilton – 9 children Edmond
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
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
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 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. Barnstable
Samuel and Sarah Had 7 children, first four born in
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
(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
, 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 Dorsetshire,
England Barnstable and was later called
to be pastor at Sandwich. He also preached in New Jersey in the early
Susannah and Rev. John Smith had 13 children:
i. Samuel (1644-1719
m1. in 1680 Esther Dunham (alias Singletary)
– 3 children Woodbridge NJ
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
viii. John (1656-1736 in
) m. Mehitable Unknown Woodbridge NJ
2 ix. Benjamin ((1658-1720 in Edgartown MA) m. in 1684 Jedidah Mayhew
x. Ichabod (1661-1722) in
m. Hannah Andrrews Woodbridge NJ
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