Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Our Ancestors, Part 3: LaPearl

My husband's great-grandfather, Arthur William LaPearl, has a paternal history obscured in... hmm... obscurity.  His father William came from Malone, New York to Chicopee and then Charlton, Massachusetts.  We only know that he married a 13-year-old, had 3 children (Arthur, Ida and one who died in infancy, all born in Providence, Rhode Island), and then disappeared.

Despite that, this will be a long list, because's Arthur's mother has deep New England roots. 

We begin in Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts with the Stevens family, and Stockbridge, Windsor County, Vermont on the Spooner side.  Other than a few side visits to Rhode Island, most of this family lineage is found in Worcester County.  Some of these paths lead back to Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, and Plymouth as well.

Generation 1:

1.  Arthur William LaPearl (1889-1952)

Generation 2:

2.  William Henry LaPearl (c.1864-?)
3.  Emily Jennie Stevens (1876-1918)

Generation 3:

4.  maybe William H. LaPearl (c.1838-?)  If so, born in Canada, son of perhaps Louis and Margaret
5.  Unknown

6.  John Stevens (1835-1902)
7.  Frances Melvina Spooner (1834-aft.1910)

Generation 4:

12.  Willard Stevens (1795-1870)
13.  Ruth Bullen (1798-1879)

14.  Creighton Spooner (1804-1870)
15.  Rowena Jones (1805-1878)

Generation 5:

24.  Samuel Stevens (1771-1811)
25.  Elizabeth Albee (1776-?)

26.  Stephen Bullen (1767-1838)
27.  Ruth Streeter (1770-aft.1830)

28.  Charles Spooner (1764-1847)
29.  Charity Curtis (c.1772-1823)

30.  Benjamin Jones (1769-1854)
31.  Rebecca Steele (c.1770-1858)

Generation 6:

48.  John Stevens (1717-1804)
49.  Rebecca Marble (1728-?)

50.  Benjamin Albee (1740-1818)
51.  Sarah Taft (1749-?)

52.  Stephen Bullen (1741-1822)
53.  Elizabeth Rich (1741-?)

54.  Adams Streeter (1735-1786)
55.  Thankful

56.  Amaziah Spooner (1725-1797)
57.  Lydia Fay (1730-1817)

58.  Edward Curtis (c.1734-1800)
59.  Abigail Pratt

60.  Benjamin Jones (1747-1829)
61.  Jemima Boynton

62.  Moses Steele (c.1750-aft.1810)
63.  Unknown

Generation 7:

96.  John Stevens (1690-1763)
97.  Elizabeth Chandler (1693-1738)

98.  Freegrace Marble (1682-1775)
99.  Mary Sibley (c.1682-1773)

100.  Joseph Albee (1718-?)
101.  Ruth Darling (1726-?)

102.  Joseph Taft (1722-1787)
103.  Elizabeth Thayer (1724-1771)

104.  Joseph Bullen (1716-?)
105.  Mary Marsh (1720-?)

106.  Samuel Rich (1712-?)
107.  Elizabeth Marsh (1713-1805)

108.  Stephen Streeter (1698-1756)
109.  Catherine Adams

112.  Samuel Spooner (1691-1781)
113.  Rebecca Weston (c.1698-1728)

114.  James Fay (1707-1777)
115.  Lydia Child (1706-bef.1760)

116.  Joseph Curtis (1691-1756)
117.  Martha Collins (1683-1769)

118.  Joseph Pratt (c.1689-1753)
119.  Lydia Leonard

120.  William Jones
121.  Rebecca Jenkins

Generation 8:

192.  John Stevens (1663-1728)
193.  Ruth Poore (1664-1738)

194.  Thomas Chandler (1664-1736)
195.  Mary Peters (1668-1753)

196.  Samuel Marble
197.  Rebecca Andrews

198.  Samuel Sibley (1656-?)
199.  Mary Woodrow

200.  Benjamin Albee
201.  Unknown

202.  John Darling (1687-1760)
203.  Hannah Staples (1686-?)

204.  Capt. Joseph Taft (1680-1747)
205.  Elizabeth Emerson (1685-1760)

206.  Capt. Thomas Thayer (1693-1738)
207.  Ruth Darling (1695-?)

208.  John Bullen (1685-1757)
209.  Sarah Underwood

210.  Benjamin Marsh (1687-?)
211.  Hannah King (1714-?)

212.  Samuel Rich (c.1681-?)
213.  Hannah Marsh (1683-1716)

214.  Benjamin Marsh (duplicate of 210)
215.  Hannah King (duplicate of 211)

216.  Samuel Streeter (?-1752)
217.  Deborah

224.  Samuel Spooner (1654-1739)
225.  Experience Wing

226.  John Weston (c.1662-1736)
227.  Deborah Delano (c.1672-bef.1717)

228.  John Fay
229.  Elizabeth Wellington

232.  Thomas Curtis (1646-1734)
233.  Mary Merriman (1657-?)

234.  William Collins (1642-1716)
235.  Sarah Morrell 

236.  Joseph Pratt (1665-1765)
237.  Sarah Benson (c.1667-bef.1721)

238.  Solomon Leonard (c.1650-1686)
239.  Unknown

Generation 9:

384.  John Stevens (1639-1688)
385.  Hannah Barnard (?-1674)

386.  Daniel Poore (c.1623-1689)
387.  Mary Farnum (c.1629-1713)

388.  Thomas Chandler (c.1628-1702)
389.  Hannah Brewer (1630-1717)

390.  Andrew Peters (1634-1713)
391.  Mary Beamsley (1637-1726)

396.  John Sibley (1597-1661)
397.  Rachel

400.  James Albee (1650-1717)
401.  Hannah Cooke

404.  John Darling (1664-1753)
405.  Elizabeth Thompson (c.1666-1687)

406.  Abraham Staples (1638-1703)
407.  Mary Randall (1641-1711)

408.  Robert Taft (1640-1724)
409.  Sarah Simpson

410.  James Emerson
411.  Sarah Ingersoll (c.1663-1732)

412.  Thomas Thayer (1663-?)
413.  Mary Poole

414.  John Darling (duplicate of 404)
415.  Elizabeth Thompson (duplicate of 405)

416.  Ephraim Bullen (1653-aft.1694)
417.  Grace Fairbank (1663-1689)

418.  Joseph Underwood
419.  Mary How

420.  Zachary Marsh (1637-1693)
421.  Mary Sillsbee (?-1695)

432.  Stephen Streeter (?-1689)
433.  Deborah

448.  William Spooner (?-1684)
449.  Hannah Pratt (c.1632-?)

452.  Edmund Weston (1606-1686)
453.  Unknown

454.  Thomas Delano (1641-1723)
455.  Rebecca Alden (bef.1649-bet.1696-1722)

458.  Benjamin Wellington
459.  Mary Sweetman

464.  John Curtis (1614-1707)
465.  Unknown

466.  Nathaniel Merriman (1613-1693)
467.  Unknown

468.  John Collins
469.  Unknown

472.  Joseph Pratt
473.  Sarah Judkins

474.  Joseph Benson (c.1640-bef.1705)
475.  Sarah (?-c.1689)

476.  Solomon Leonard
477.  Unknown

At this point (Generation 10), this list is becoming quite long and can still go on.  It gets into some Great Migration ancestors, as well as royal lineages.

So I will leave off here with this particular Ahnentafel.  However, if you have any questions about it, please feel free to ask!

You can also learn more about these names at my family tree on Rootsweb.  A connection to any of the above would make you a cousin to my husband, and me in a few instances.

6 comments:

  1. Well Wendy, looks like I'm related to your son, ha, with the below four:
    388. Thomas Chandler (c.1628-1702)
    389. Hannah Brewer (1630-1717)
    390. Andrew Peters (1634-1713)
    391. Mary Beamsley (1637-1726)
    I'm sure he will be excited, or maybe your husband, Not?

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  2. My husband isn't as "into" genealogy as I am, but always enjoys it when I tell him about "new cousins". LOL

    One of the things I want to do is put genealogy and history in context together for my son, and hopefully he will grow up as excited and interested in the subjects as me! At the very least, I hope he will respect the hard work that has been put into tracing his lineage, and the knowledge of what our courageous ancestors have been through in their lives. :)

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  3. I also found several common ancestors- Bullen, Emerson, Weston, Delano, Beamsley, Sibley, Staples, etc. These families are so far back, I'm sure you'll find lots of other cousins commenting back to you!

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  4. Thanks Heather! Yes, they go quite a way's back, don't they? :-D

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  5. i have a book about the albee family writin by my great grand father ward h. albee.....sarah taft...timothy moonroe albee...james calvin albee, john thomas carpenter...bejamin albee.....joseph calvin albee caroline long.....i could keep on going....alot of historical value in this 100+ page book in boston dealing with washington surveying and laying out the town of braintree to r family building the first flour mill in boston, and bein related by marriage to lincoln...and serving with general custard and coronel sherman.....my grandmother was an albee have albee family cousins on my facebook...chrisbond@ymail.com

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  6. How very cool! If only my ex-husband was more "into" genealogy. LOL It is amazing how many distant cousins we can all find out there. :)

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