Sunday, October 31, 2010

Our Ancestors, Part 11: Shaw

The Shaw family was widespread throughout Plymouth and Carver, Massachusetts, as well as surrounding towns.  Nobody knows the family's exact origins, but there appear to have been a few immigrants by the name of Shaw in the 1600's.  I have several Shaw lines, all but one of which come from my paternal grandmother (whose maiden name was Shaw).

I will begin with my great-great grandfather Erastus Bartlett Shaw.  He married Emma Anna Murphy of Nova Scotia, who has presented such a challenge for me in my research.  With his first wife, Lucy Cora Maria Phillips, he had Bessie Bartlett Shaw (who married Sylvanus Franklin Vaughan) and Susie Maria Shaw (who died at the age of 1).

Erastus and Emma had only one child, my great-grandfather Harrison Clifford Shaw, 1899-1970.  He married Nina Gertrude Blake, whose ancestors I will focus on in my next posting.

Generation 1:

1.  Erastus Bartlett Shaw (1854-1933)


Generation 2:

2.  Harrison Shaw (1814-1861)

3.  Adaline Crocker Bent (1814-1864)


Generation 3:

4.  Capt. Joseph Shaw, Jr. (1782-1855)

5.  Sarah Murdock (1786-1817)

6.  John Bent (1763-1853)

7.  Mary Snow (1786-1818)


Generation 4:

8.  Lt. Joseph Shaw (1749-1804)

9.  Lydia Shaw (1755-1813)

10.  Bartlett Murdock (1751-1796)

11.  Deborah Perkins (1755-1834)

12.  John Bent (1732-1806)

13.  Bethiah Morse (1732-?)

14.  Samuel Snow (1742-1797)

15.  Hannah Shaw (1753-1795)


Generation 5:

16.  Capt. Nathaniel Shaw (1717-1800)

17.  Hannah Perkins (1723-1802)

18.  Elkanah Shaw (1724-1805)

19.  Elizabeth Atwood (1726-1786)

20.  Bartlett Murdock (abt. 1729-1795)

21.  Sarah Lucas (abt. 1735-bef. 1793)

22.  Joshua Perkins (1729-1797)

23.  Hannah Sampson (1730-1797)

24.  Joseph Bent (abt. 1704-1782)

25.  Jemima Billington (1710-aft. 1758)

26.  William Morse (1702-aft. 1786)

27.  Hananh Waterman (1706-aft. 1786)

28.  Nathaniel Snow (1697-aft. 1773)

29.  Elizabeth Eldridge (abt. 1702-1772)

30.  Benjamin Shaw (abt. 1714-1792)

31.  Mary Atwood (1723-1808)


Generation 6:

32.  Jonathan Shaw, Jr. (1689-?)

33.  Elizabeth Atwood (1687-?)

34.  Luke Perkins (1695-aft. 1739)

35.  Ruth Cushman (1700-aft. 1747)

36.  George Shaw (1695-aft. 1771)

37.  Mercy Rich (1704-1778)

38.  Barnabas Atwood (1698-1785)

39.  Lydia Shurtleff (1701-1784)

40.  John Murdock (1691-1756)

41.  Ruth Bartlett (abt. 1690-aft. 1756)

42.  Elisha Lucas (1699-1756)

43.  Margaret Shaw (1701-?)

44.  Josiah Perkins (bef. 1701-1789)

45.  Deborah Bennett (1705-1751)

46.  George Sampson (1691-1774)

47.  Hannah Soule (1697-1776)

48.  Experience Bent (1669-abt. 1755)

49.  Abigail Sampson (1681-1726)

50.  Francis Billington (abt. 1676-aft. 1719)

51.  Abigail Churchill (abt. 1680-aft. 1726)

52.  Jonathan Morse (1681-?)

53.  Anna Barden (1677-?)

54.  Samuel Waterman (1666-1718)

55.  Bethiah Bryant (1670-1727)

56.  Nicholas Snow (1663-aft. 1751)

57.  Lydia Shaw (abt. 1670-aft. 1714)

58.  Elisha Eldridge (abt. 1653-1739)

59.  Unknown

60.  Benoni Shaw (abt. 1672-1751)

61.  Lydia Waterman (1676-1757)

62.  Lt. Nathaniel Atwood (1693-1767)

63.  Mary Adams (1704-1744)


I think, at this point, I have gone far enough back.  These old New England families have many descendants, and it would not surprise me to find many distant counts out there from these lines alone. 


Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our Ancestors, Part 10: Wood of Manchester, England

I was fortunate to spend quite a bit of time with my great-grandmother, Ruth Evelyn Wood, who was the wife of my great-grandfather, Lewis Preston Wood.

Ruth's father came from Manchester, England, so it is with great excitement that I embark on my European adventure in 2011 - living in England for 3 years!

Her mother came from Mansfield, Connecticut, and her maternal ancestors are generally found in the Tolland County area.

Generation 1:

1.  Ruth Evelyn Wood (1898-1997)


Generation 2:

2.  John William Wood (1874-1928)

3.  Lulu Gertrude Lyman (1874-1963)


Generation 3:

4.  Thomas Wood (abt. 1845-aft. 1920)

5.  Sarah Ann Gray (abt. 1848-aft. 1920)

6.  William C. Lyman (1840-1920)

7.  Martha M. Barrows (1838-1925)


Generation 4:

8.  John Wood ?

9.  Ann ?

10.  William Gray (abt. 1815-aft. 1891)

11.  Ann Jane Mason (abt. 1816-aft. 1901)

12.  Jacob Lyman (1805-1884)

13.  Dorcas Chapman (abt. 1815-1882)

14.  Marcus Barrows (1806-1895)

15.  Maria Gurley (1807-1887)


Generation 5:

16.  Unknown Wood

17.  Unknown

18.  Unknown

19.  Unknown

20.  Unknown Gray

21.  Unknown

22.  John Mason (abt. 1786-bef. 1861)

23.  Sarah (abt. 1792-aft. 1871)

24.  Jacob Lyman (1773-1858)

25.  Joanna Bolles (abt. 1788-1859)

26.  Benjamin Chapman (1778-1865)

27.  Eleanor Whiting (1783-1864)

28.  Ethan Barrows (1761-1809)

29.  Dinah Hovey (1767-1841)

30.  Ephraim Gurley (1765-1845)

31.  Bethiah Brooks (1767-1844)

At this point, I won't go back further, because there is a huge gap on my great-grandmother's paternal side.  The maternal side is very easy to follow, and does not need elaboration. 

Hopefully a few years in England will help me fill in the missing pieces of this ancestral puzzle!


Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Our Ancestors, Part 8: Charbonneau

This is my ex-husband's direct maternal lineage, which is also French Canadian. 

mtDNA testing showed that he is part of Haplogroup A.  It was a very exciting time when I learned this.  We had no idea he had any Native American blood whatsoever, so it was a summer of many discoveries for these particular ancestors!

These ancestors came to Putnam, Connecticut from Quebec.

Generation 1:

1.  Dora Helen Agatha Charbonneau (1892-1963)


Generation 2:

2.  Joseph Charbonneau (1859-1926)

3.  Melvina Lussier (abt. 1864-1897)


Generation 3:

4.  Maxime Charbonneau (abt. 1818-1905)

5.  Julie Beaudreault (1821-1898)

6.  Michel Lucier (1823-aft. 1880)

7.  Malvina Boucher (1833-1895)


Generation 4:

5.  Toussaint Charbonneau (abt. 1782-?)

6.  Marie Victoire Thibault-Leveill

7.  Antoine Beaudreault (abt. 1794-?)

8.  Marie Anne Michel (abt. 1794-?)

9.  Joseph Lucier (abt. 1766-?)

10.  Rosalie Brodeur

11.  Francois Boucher (1798-1843)

12.  Marie Reine Bousquet (1797-1871)


Generation 5:

13.  Joseph Charbonneau (1758-?)

14.  Marie Angelique Taillon (1760-1813)

15.  Unknown

16.  Unknown

17.  Joseph Beaudreault (1764-?)

18.  Marie Boudreau (1758-?)

19.  Pierre Michel (abt. 1774-?)

20.  Marie Bouchart (abt. 1774-?)

21.  Etienne Lucier (1726-?)

22.  Ursule Favreau (1727-?)

23.  Louis Brodeur

24.  Marie-Rose Benoit

25.  Francois Boucher

26.  Marie Angelique Marcourelles

27.  Amable Bousquet (1776-1836)

28.  Marie-Reine Pepin

As you can see, this line also requires additional attention with regard to dates.  I will end here, although there are many more ancestors I could include.  The French Canadian lineages tend to confuse me with the similarities in names, and I add a little bit at a time as I work.  Finding and confirming dates and places are of the utmost importance with regard to these particular ancestors of my former husband's.

I will continue to work on these ancestors.  After all, they are also my son's ancestors!  :)


Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

Our Ancestors, Part 7: Evans

All of the French-Canadian lineages are on my ex-husband's maternal side.  His maternal grandfather was 100% French.  His maternal grandmother was half French.  His maternal grandmother's surname was Evans, offering just the teeniest little break in this extensive French Canadian ancestry.

So we will be looking at the Evans ancestry in this post, and then returning to a French Canadian lineage in my former husband's last ahnentafel.  :)  By starting with our great-grandparents for each ahnentafel, I will have posted 16 in all (8 for my former husband and 8 for myself). 

The Evans side brings us mostly through Washington County, Rhode Island and Windham County, Connecticut.  Enjoy!

Generation 1:

1.  Earle Gardner Evans (1890-1933)


Generation 2:

2.  Raymond Robinson Evans (1827-1912)

3.  Mary Elizabeth Wilcox (1856-1950)


Generation 3:

4.  Eli Evans (abt. 1799-1878)

5.  Phebe Ann Thomas (1804-1856)

6.  James Lester Wilcox (1822-1913)

7.  Ruby Wilbur (abt. 1823-aft. 1880)


Generation 4:

5.  Thomas Evans (abt. 1760-bef. 1810)

6.  Dorcas Doubleday (1765-1811)

7.  Daniel Thomas (1771-aft. 1840)

8.  Unknown Davis (?-aft. 1840)

9.  William B. Wilcox (1787-1848)

10.  Irena Larkin (abt. 1805-aft. 1870)

11.  Amos Wilbur (1781-1869)

12.  Phebe Williams (abt 1794-bef. 1880)


Generation 5:

13.  Evan Evans

14.  Unknown

15.  Benjamin Doubleday (abt. 1735-1784)

16.  Mary Ladd (1744-1832)

17.  George Thomas

18.  Phebe Lockwood

19.  Benjamin Davis (abt. 1730-1792)

20.  Phebe Cooper (1737-?)

21.  Abraham Wilcox (abt 1745-?)

22.  Mary Card (1742-?)

23.  Kenyon Larkin (1783-1865)

24.  Sarah or Susan Austis Button (abt. 1785-1870)

25.  Lemuel Wilbur (1739-1820)

26.  Sarah Fisher (abt. 1743-1820)

While there is more that I can add, this lineage also has many holes in it.  The Davis side goes back to Katherine Marbury, daughter of Rev. Francis Marbury and Bridget Dryden, and thus descends from several royal ancestors. 

But many Rhode Island lines prove troublesome due to holes in the record-keeping.  This is another of my ex-husband's lines to which I plan to devote additional time and attention, once I am settled in my new home.


Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

Our Ancestors, Part 6: Forand

This is the last ahnentafel for my ex-husband in which the ancestors are completely French Canadian.  More French Canadian lilneage exists on his grandmother's side, but that will be another posting.  :)

As with the previous posts, I begin with my ex-husband's great-grandparents, and work backwards from them.  Marie Rose Blanche Forand was the wife of Arthur Romuald Terrien (Our Ancestors, Part 5: Therrien).

As you can see from the lack of dates and information, this line has received the least attention from me.  I think that is because it is the last of the full-French Canadian lines my ex-husband has, and by the time I work my way to it, I'm a little befuddled by all of the names and places.  LOL

Therefore, this will be a very short posting; I will stop at number 25 due to lack of information, although I can go much further back on the Forand, Brodeur, and Monast ancestors.

Generation 1:

1. Marie Rose Blanche Forand (1899-1993)


Generation 2:

2. Cesaire Forand (1866-1944)

3. Marie Louise Monast (1862-1940)


Generation 3:

4. Joseph Forand (1832-1887)

5. Philomene Brodeur (1840-1932)

6. Francois Monast (1830-1897)

7. Henriette LeDuc (1831-1886)


Generation 4:

8.  Pierre Forand (1799-bef. 1884)

9.  Marie Marguerite Hamel (1800-bef. 1894)

10.  Paul Brodeur dit Lavigne

11.  Dorothee Ayette dit Malo

12.  Francois Monast

13.  Justine LeTourneau

14.  Oliver leDuc dit Jolicaeur

15.  Adelaide Maille


Generation 5:

16.  Charles Forand

17.  Marie Gauthier

18.  Francois Hamel (1773-1861)

19.  Marguerite DuBois (1781-?)

20.  Christophe Brodeur

21.  Marie Senet

22.  Michel Ayette dit Malo

23.  Marie Fugere dit Champagne

24.  Joseph Monast

25.  Judith Rebilleau




Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

Ancestry Postings

This week, I will get back to posting the ahnentafels I started in February (was it that long ago?).  So look for an "Our Ancestors, Part 6" to come soon!

During these quiet 2 weeks, I hope to share quite a bit, then I will be back in the U.S. and life will be rather hectic until I settle down in England for the next 3 years (I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to live there)!


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Friday, October 8, 2010

The end of one adventure...

The soon-to-be-ex-husband and the boyfriend had a good chat a few nights ago. The fact that marriage between myself and the boyfriend has been discussed has my soon-to-be-ex thinking it is inevitable.

He's probably right. This person is truly my mate. It just *feels* right.

This marriage means I will end up in England for 3 years, which works out very well for the ex and our son, since they will be in Germany. We will all be closer to each other.

So, yes, this is the crazy that has been my life.

I came to Korea. Somebody fell in love with me. I fell in love right back. It feels so good, and I am incredibly happy. My husband always wanted me to be happy, and now I am. He has accepted this with amazingly good grace and is hoping to find a woman who loves, wants and needs him as he is.

If you wish to apply for the job, send me an email - my soon-to-be-ex-husband is a *great* guy!!!



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