Monday, October 25, 2010

Our Ancestors, Part 9: Wood of Blue Hill

I must specify the origins of the Wood families in the next two posts, as my great-grandfather and great-grandmother both have the same surname.

This posting will concentrate on the ahnentafel of my great-grandfather, Lewis Preston Wood.  The next will be for his wife, my great-great grandmother, Ruth Evelyn Wood.

Lewis Wood's father's ancestors were the settlers of Blue Hill, Maine, and came from Beverly, Massachusetts and surrounding areas between the 1600's and 1700's.  His mother's ancestors are mostly found in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Little Compton, Rhode Island, and Tyrrell and Perquimmans Counties in North Carolina.

I was fortunate to know my great-grandpa Wood when I was a child.  He was probably one of the nicest guys one could ever meet.  During a 2004 excursion to Hillcrest Cemetery in Plympton, Massachusetts (where he built his home and reared his children), I ran into some of the town's older citizens - two men who were mowing the cemetery grounds - and one remembered my great-grandfather.  It is always nice to talk to somebody who remembers a loved one.  :)

Generation 1:

1.  Lewis Preston Wood (1892-1981)


Generation 2:

2.  Lemuel Augustus Wood (1845-1925)

3.  Georgianna Winsor (1851-1926)


Generation 3:

4.  Benjamin Stone Wood (1826-1881)

5.  Susanna Whitmore (1828-1861)

6.  William W. Winsor (1811-aft. 1866)

7.  Elizabeth Ann Church Simmons (1821-1883)


Generation 4:

8.  Andrew Wood (1786-1850)

9.  Hannah Ober (1787-1830)

10.  Samuel Whitmore (1794-1864)

11.  Abigail Martha Joyce (1795-1869)

12.  John Winsor (1775-1843)

13.  Martha Howett (1781-1864)

14.  Pardon Simmons (1768-1841)

15.  Betsey Church (1784-1821)


Generation 5:

16.  Joseph Wood (1750-1811)

17.  Eleanor Carter (1757-1806)

18.  William J. Ober (1762-1791)

19.  Rebecca Stone (1762-aft. 1820)

20.  Joseph Whitmore (bef. 1755-1842)

21.  Abigail Babbidge (abt. 1764-1849)

22.  James Joyce (1757-1833)

23.  Mary Staples (abt. 1760-1836)

24.  Samuel Winsor (1751-1835)

25.  Asenath Hunt (abt. 1753-1835)

26.  Richard Howett (?-aft. 1805)

27.  Lydia Sanderson (abt. 1760-aft. 1806)

28.  John Simmons (1741-1821)

29.  Hannah Brightman (1746-1821)

30.  Constant Church (1748-aft. 1795)

31.  Kezia Briggs (1715-1818) (Died at the age of 103, unless I have mis-assigned the source for her birth, and there was another Kezia Briggs)


Generation 6:

32.  Joseph Wood (1719-1813)

33.  Ruth Haskell (1721-1814)

34.  John Carter (abt. 1722-aft. 1810)

35.  Joanna Allen (abt. 1727-abt. 1810)

36.  William Ober (1735-1813)

37.  Hannah Munroe (1740-bef. 1800)

38.  Samuel Stone (1724-?)

39.  Mary Chapman (1727-?)

40.  John Whitmore (1692-1759)

41.  Mary Burnell (1719-1767)

42.  William Babbidge (1734-1793)

43.  Rebecca Bibber (abt. 1744-?)

44.  Ebenezer Joyce (1729-bef. 1777)

45.  Alithea Fullerton (bef. 1735-aft. 1791)

46.  Samuel Staples (1707-abt. 1762)

47.  Mercy Cane (1719-?)

48.  Samuel Winsor (1725-1770)

49.  Rhoda Delano (1728-1799)

50.  Thomas Hunt (abt. 1725-1806)

51.  Jane Weston (1726-1799)

52.  Richard Howett (abt. 1715-aft. 1766)

53.  Ann Hassell (abt. 1715-bef. 1766)

54.  Richard Sanderson (?-bef. 1772)

55.  Eliza Barclift (?-aft. 1776)

56.  John Simmons (1704-1774)

57.  Comfort Shaw (1709-1785)

58.  Henry Brightman (1709-?)

59.  Hannah Potter (1707-?)

60.  Thomas Church (1727-1797)

61.  Ruth Bailey (1727-1771)

62.  Jeremiah Briggs (1721-1764)

63.  Anna Taylor (1728-1777)


Generation 7:

64.  Israel Wood (1677-1743)

65.  Edith Dodge (1679-1743)

66.  Robert Haskell (1692-1776)

67.  Mary Leach (1689-aft. 1721)

68.  John Carter (abt. 1696-?)

69.  Hannah Bickford (1706-?)

70.  Thomas Allen

71.  Mary Couch

72.  Samuel Ober (1705-1764)

73.  Elizabeth Butman (1707-bef. 1788)

74.  Joseph Munroe (1713-1783)

75.  Hannah unknown (abt. 1715-1771)

76.  Samuel Stone (1687-?)

77.  Lucy Woodbury

78.  James Chapman

79.  Mary Gale (1686-?)

80.  Samuel Whitmore (1658-1724)

81.  Rebecca Gardner (1666-1709)

82.  John Burnell (1696-?)

83.  Mehitable Edmonds (1696-?)

84.  James Babbidge (abt. 1697-1764)

85.  Margaret Forseyth

86.  James Bibber (1706-1773)

87.  Abigail Drew (1714-1783)

88.  John Joyce (1702-1762)

89.  Abigail Ford (1701-aft. 1762)

90.  John Fullerton (1696-1780)

91.  Ruth Samson (abt. 1702-aft. 1742)

92.  John Staples (1676-1745)

93.  Mary Dixon (1679-aft. 1744)

94.  Nicholas Cane (abt. 1676-aft. 1739)

95.  Mary Parsons (1681-bef. 1752)

96.  William Winsor (1677-?)

97.  Unknown

98.  Joshua Delano (1700-1749)

99.  Hopestill Peterson (1702-1775)

100.  Thomas Hunt (1689-1775)

101.  Honor Stetson (1683-1739)

102.  Joseph Weston (1691-1778)

103.  Mercy Peterson (abt. 1699-1768)

104.  William Howett (?-1799)

105.  Unknown

106.  Abraham Hassell (1706-1770)

107.  Priscilla Alexander (abt 1715-1777)

108.  Richard Sanderson (?-abt. 1733)

109.  Hannah (unknown)

110.  John Barclift (1703-1759)

111.  Elizabeth (unknown)

112.  William Simmons (1671-1762 to 1765)

113.  Abigail Church (abt. 1681-1720)

114.  Israel Shaw (1660-1705)

115.  Mercy Tallman (abt. 1674-aft. 1711)

116.  Thomas Brightman (abt. 1686-aft. 1739)

117.  Penelope (unknown)

118.  Stokes Potter (1665-1718)

119.  Elizabeth Sherman (1670-?)

120.  Thomas Church (abt. 1674-1745)

121.  Sarah Horsewell (1694-1768)

122.  William Bailey (?-1729)

123.  Dorothy Graves (abt. 1684-1771)

124.  Job Briggs (1696-1738)

125.  Mary Tallman (1695-1769)

126.  Peter Taylor (1697-1764)

127.  Elizabeth Irish (1699-1733)

Most of these lineages are easily found online, as well as on my personal Rootsweb (see sidebar) with my sources.  I don't think I need to go back further to the Mayflower ancestors (Samson, Alden or Soule), or on the Haskell side in Essex County, Massachusetts. 

Of particular interest to me are my fellow Woods from Blue Hill, Maine.  I have followed my great-great grandfather's Lemuel's siblings' families and hope to connect with my closer cousins someday. 

My great-grandfather, Lewis was an only child, but he kept in touch with some of his first cousins in Maine, especially his Long cousins (children of his aunt Ella Cora Wood and uncle Miles Howard Long). 

Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

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