Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ An Ice Cream Cone

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post every week.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes these weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very unique.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very special and unusual weather vanes.  Today a reader and fellow genealogy blogger sent in this weathervane!

Today's weather vane is from somewhere in Maine.

Do you know the location of weather vane #287?  Scroll down to see the answer...





Today's weathervane was sent in by June Stearns Butka, the author of the New England Roots blog.   This colorful ice cream weather vane is located on a cupola above Dunne's Ice Cream near the Nubble Light House in York, Maine.  I know that I've been to Nubble Light dozens of times, and I never noticed this weathervane.  I was probably too busy looking at the fantastic view of the lighthouse.

But this is a fantastic weathervane.  Colorful weathervanes are hard to find.  It's a charming bit of advertising art, and the weather vane is in an appropriate place here high above the waves on the coast.


Dunne's Ice Cream, York, Maine   http://dunnesicecream.com/




June's New England Roots blog:   http://www.newenglandroots.net/

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ An Ice Cream Cone", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 30, 2016 ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/11/weathervane-wednesday-ice-cream-cone.html: accessed [access date]).

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Hannah (Raymond) Dodge, Beverly, Massachusetts

This tombstone was photographed at the Old North Beverly Cemetery (Conant Street Cemetery) in Beverly, Massachusetts.



Here Lies
The Body of
Mrs. HANNAH DODGE
Relict of
Deacon JOSHUA DODGE
who departed this Life
May 31st 1783
Aged 84 years

This tombstone has been defaced by someone who sprayed or painted blue paint on the winged soul effigy on Hannah Dodge's carved stone.  I photographed this during a tour of the Old North Beverly Cemetery with members of the Beverly Historical Society and they said an attempt would be made to clean this tombstone.

Hannah Raymond was the daughter of George Raymond and Jerusha Woodbury of Beverly, Massachusetts.  She was born 24 February 1699/1700 in Beverly, and died there on 31 May 1783.  She married Deacon Joshua Dodge in Beverly on 14 June 1716.  He was the son of Joshua Dodge and Joanna Larkin, born 23 September 1694 in Beverly, and died there 20 December 1771.  They had twelve children, all listed in the town clerks record in Beverly (see below).



The family of Joshua and Hannah Dodge.
Births                         Children
Dea. Joshua Dodge died Dec. 20 1771 aged 76.  Hannah his widow died May 31, 1783 aged 83. dau. Geo. & Jerusha Rayment
March 24, 1717- 18 Joanna (??? pub. Mar 4, 1738 Nath'l Balch)                           June 30, 1717
1720 Abigail    d. Mrch 1720                               Oct 11, 1719
August 24, 1721    Joshua                                   Aug. 27, 1721
December 8, 1723   Jerusha  m. William Green Nov. 9, 1742 Rev. Chipman Dec. 8, 1723
April 10, 1726 George                                         May 1, 1726
October 30, 1728   Hannah                                  Nov 24, 1728
January 26, 1730/31 Mary                                   Jan 21, 1731
July 2, 1733  Abigail                                            July 8, 1733
August 27, 1735  Sarah                                        Aug. 31, 1735
January 7, 1743  Mary & Samuel Andrews of Danvers m. Mary Dodge March 3, 1763 by Rev. J. Chipman    Jan. 8, 1743/4
November 2, 1737   Larkin                                  Nov. 6, 1737
February 10, 1739 Israel                                      Feb. 10, 1740
                               Mary                                     Jan. 8, 1744

Mary wf of Mr. Joshua Dodge died in 1766. Lieut. Joshua Dodge & Mrs. Agnes Thorndike m. Aug 12, 1766 Their ch. Elizabeth chd. at 2nd ch. May 17, 1767

Source: "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearchhttps://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHBY-4ZT : 29 September 2016),  Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, Town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 760,604.  
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Monday, November 28, 2016

December 2016 Genealogy and Local History Calendar


Genealogy Events Calendar

For last minute updates, see the Nutfield Genealogy Facebook page at this link:  https://www.facebook.com/nutfield.gen/ 

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December 1, Thursday, 7pm, Finding Cousins Using DNA, at the McCarthy Meeting Room of the Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, Massachusetts,  sponsored by the Chelmsford Genealogy Club and presented by Pam Holland.   http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.com/programs/programs/genealogy_club.html  

December 1, Thursday, 6pm, An Evening at NEHGS: Imagining Ichabod, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Presented by author Paula Bennett, who will share how she recreated elements of the past in the General Ichabod Goodwin House in southern Maine.   $20 per person, please register here: http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/evenings-at-nehgs-imagining-ichabod?pass-through=true

December 2, Friday, noon, From Ginger to Jell-O: An Unexpected Christmas History, part of the First Friday series at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston.  Free to the public.  Presented by Clara Silverstein, she traces the authentic history of popular foods of the 1770s, 1850s and 1930s. 

December 3, Saturday, 10am, Genealogical Software Choices, at the Worcester Public Library, Worcester, Massachusetts.  Sponsored by the Worcester Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, presented by Richard Reid.  Both Windows and Mac programs will be covered.  Attendees are encouraged to bring friends, as well as a nonalcoholic beverage. Snacks will be provided.  Contact Nancy Schultzberg at 774-573- 9529 for more information.  Visit msoginc.org 

December 3, Saturday, 2pm,  A Re-Awakened Boston Public Library:  Geenalogical Resources and Services at the BPL and Map Center, at the Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, sponsored by the Chelmsford Genealogy Club. Presented by Linda MacIver, retired BPL genealogy specialist with Evan Thornberry, reference and geospatial librarian at the Leventhal Map Center.

December 3, Saturday, 10am, The History of United States Immigration Policies, the Merrimack Valley Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, at the Georgetown Peabody Library, 2 Maple Street, Georgetown, Massachusetts, sponsored by the Northern Essex Community College, and presented by Dr. Ligia Domenech of  NECC.  Free to the public. 

December 3, Saturday, 10am, New Visitor Tour of NEHGS, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Free to the public.  Tour attendees are welcome to use the library following the tour. No registration necessary.

December 3, Saturday, 1 – 3pm, A Plentiful Country:  Letters from Maine’s Thomas Gorges, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  A discussion led by UMass Lowell associate professor Abby Chandler.  Free to the public, please register here:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-plentiful-country-letters-from-maines-thomas-gorges-tickets-27085368065   Contact or questions?  phbostons@gmail.com or call 917-553-4486 

December 4,  Sunday, 3:30 pm, Fall 2016 Genealogy Series:  Canada: That Big Place Up North, at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts.  Free to adults.  No signup needed.  Questions?  Please email drone@noblenet.org or call 978-921-6062 

December 5, Monday, 6pm,  A Revolution in Color:  The World of John Singleton Copley, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, $10 registration cost for non-members.  Presented by author Jane Kamensky, who will discuss the book by the same title.

December 7, Wednesday, 7pm, Beginning the Journey of Genealogy, at the Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, Massachusetts, presented by genealogist Jake Fletcher.  Free to the public.

December 7, Wednesday, 7pm,  The Old Colony at Pearl Harbor:  75 Years since “Infamy”, at the Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Green, Taunton, Massachusetts.  Free to the public, refreshments at 6:30pm.  Presented by the curator of collections, Brian Miskell, about some of the men from the Old Colony region who were serving in Hawaii on 7 December 1941. 

December 8, Thursday, 5:30pm, The Launch of Rhode Island’s Revolutionary Artillery, at the Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro Street, Newport, Rhode Island, $5 per person, $1 for members, free to military with ID. presented by author J.L. Bell, who wrote The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War

December 9,  Friday, 5pm, Three Centuries of Christmas Preview Party, at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street, Wethersfield, Connecticut.  Food, wine, ale, holiday music and chat with Mr. and Mrs. Silas Deane, Mrs. Claus, and guides in period dress.  $30 members, $35 non members.  Tickets at this website http://webb-deane-stevens.org/celebrate-three-centuries-of-christmas/

December 10, Saturday, 2pm, Workers at the Old Schwamb Mill: Their Lives in Detail, at the Old Schwarmb Mill, 17 Mill Lane, Arlington, Massachusetts.  A talk by Dermot Whittaker.  At 3pm there will be an opening reception for the Annual Schwamb Mill History Exhibit.  Free to the public.

December 10, Saturday, 10am, Hearth Cooking: Christmas Fare, at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire.  Free with museum admission.  Learn how to cook like the 1830s. 

December 10, Saturday,  10am – 4pm, Coolidge Holiday Open House, at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth Notch, Vermont,  Visit the Coolidge birthplace decorated for Christmas as it would have been in 1872 when Calvin was born.  Sleigh or wagon rides, music, crafts, food and a special cancellation at the historic Plymouth post office.  Free to the public.

December 10,  Saturday, 11am, Flying for Uncle Sam – Aviators in the Great War, at the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, New Hampshire.  Presented by Byron O. Champlin.  Free with admission.

December 10, Saturday, 7:30 – 11:30pm, Denholms for the Holidays, at the historic Denholms department store building in Worcester, Massachusetts.  See the former store all decorated and lit up for the first time in over 40 years. Refreshments, Vintage Fashion Show, Valet Parking.  $65 members, general public $75.  RSVP to Preservation Worcester 508-754-8760 to reserve a ticket.  www.preservationworcester.org

December 14, Wednesday, 10am - noon,  Mill Girls,   at the Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, New Hampshire.  Presented by Peg Fargo.  Members of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College)  $15, additional fee of $20 for non-members.  Please see the online catalog http://olli.granite.edu/uploads/OLLI_Fall_2016_Catalog.pdf  for more information and registration – pages 64 -65 for course description. 

December 14, Wednesday, 6pm, Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers, at the Massachusetts Historical Society,  1154 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Presented by Tamara Plakins Thornton, author of the book by the same name.  Free to the public.

December 16, Friday, 6:30pm, The 243rd Anniversary Boston Tea Party Reenactment, at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Join Sam Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock for a firey debate, then follow the Sons of Liberty to the Boston Harbor to make salt water tea!  $30 – tickets sell out fast, call 800- 838-3006.  

December 17, Saturday, 10am, New Visitor Tour of NEHGS, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Free to the public.  Tour attendees are welcome to use the library following the tour. No registration necessary.

January 6, Friday, noon, First Friday Lecture:  Unexpected Genealogy Adventures in the Czech Republic, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Free to the public.  Presented by Alex Woodle.

January 18, Wednesday, 7:30pm, A Revolution in Color:  The World of John Singleton Copley, at the Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George Street, Medford, Massachusetts.  Presented by author Jane Kamensky, who will discuss the book by the same title.

January 19, Thursday, 1pm, Strategies for Tackling Your Genealogy Brickwall presented by Jake Fletcher, at the Wayland Free Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland, Massachusetts.  Free to the public.


January 24, Tuesday, 7pm, Stories of Sacrifice:  Researching your Veteran Ancestors, at the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, 22 Elm Street, Gardner, Massachusetts.  Presented by genealogist Jake Fletcher. 

Looking to the future:

April 2017, NERGC 2017, at the Mass Mutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts


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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Surname Saturday ~ Susannah UNKNOWN, wife of Thomas Burnham


Who was Susannah, wife of Thomas Burnham of Ipswich, Massachusetts, my 7th great grandfather?

According to a microfilm at the Family History Library “Burnham Family Lineage Charts”, a book by Walter J. Burnham, 1966 a Thomas Burnham was born on 30 September 1673 and married 30 September 1700 to a woman named Susannah or Margaret Boardman, born 5 April 1681.  Both died in 1748.  According to the vital records of Ipswich, Massachusetts, another Thomas Burnham (my 1st cousin 9 generations removed, son of James Burnham (1650 – 1729), married Margaret Boardman on 30 September 1708 in Ipswich.   These two Thomas Burnhams are two different people.  Susannah is not Margaret Boardman.  

In the book Burnham Genealogy, written by Roderick Henry Burnham in 1869 my 7th great grandfather, Thomas Burnham, married a Susannah, maiden name unknown.  They are not listed in the vital records.  They had six children, including a son Nathan who died at Fort Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War in 1758 . His son, Nathan, Jr. , was an early settler at Dunbarton, New Hampshire.  

So who was Susannah?  She would be my 7th great grandmother and I cannot find her in the primary source records.  Nor is their son in the vital records – Stephen Burnham, my 6th great grandfather, who removed from Essex County and went to Amherst, New Hampshire to the part of town that is now the town of Milford.  Stephen is member #3 of the first nineteen members of the First Congregational Church in Milford, founded in 1788.  His name is on the first list of tax payers in Milford, 1 April 1794. 

Stephen Burnham and his wife, Mary Andrews, had seven sons who all served in the Revolutionary War.  Colonel Joshua Burnham, Susannah’s grandson, my 5th great grandfather.  Colonel Burnham lived on his parents land in Milford, New Hampshire where he built a tavern that still stands on North River Road.  It is not far from where I live now.

Does anyone have a clue to the identity of Susannah?

My lineage from Susannah UNKNOWN:

Generation 1:  Susannah UNKNOWN, married Thomas Burnham, son of John Burnham and Elizabeth Wells.  Six children.

Generation 2: Stephen Burnham, born about 1715 in Ipswich, died about 1790 in Milford, New Hampshire; married 16 August 1735 in Ipswich to Mary Andrews, daughter of Thomas Andrews and Mary Smith.  She was born about 1712 in Ipswich. Thirteen children.

Generation 3:  Colonel Joshua Burnham, born 26 January 1754 in Gloucester, died 7 June 1835 in Milford, New Hampshire; married on 21 January 1779 to Jemima Wyman, daughter of Increase Wyman and Catherine UNKNOWN.  She was born 10 February 1757 in Billerica, and died 6 September 1843 in South Boston. Eleven children.

Generation 4:  Jemima Burnham, born 9 May 1783 in Milford, died 5 August 1868 at 88 Emerson Street in South Boston; married on 22 November 1810 to Romanus Emerson, son of John Emerson and Katherine Eaton.  He was born 1 September 1782 in Townsend, and died 10 October 1852 in South Boston. Seven children.

Generation 5:  George Emerson m. Mary Esther Younger
Generation 6: Mary Katharine Emerson m. George E. Batchlder
Generation 7: Carrie Maude Batchelder m. Joseph Elmer Allen
Generation 8:  Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)

  
Here are a few more ancestresses with UNKNOWN maiden names or unknown parents:

Catherine UNKNOWN, wife of Increase WYMAN (b. 1732) Billerica, Massachusetts

Margery UNKNOWN, (d. 1687) wife of three different men who were all my 10th great grandfathers!  Believe it or not!  William Godfrey (d. 1671), Thomas Webster (1570 – 1634), and John Marrian, all of seacoast New Hampshire. 

Hannah SMITH married George Lillie in 1659 in Reading, Massachusetts.  Who are her parents?   https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/07/surname-saturday-smith-of-reading.html

UNKNOWN wife of William BATES (about 1675 – before 1731), resident of Rye?, New Hampshire  https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/06/surname-saturday-bates-of-new-castle.html 

Margaret WELCH (about 1796 – 1860 ) married  Captain Richard LOCKE 1823 in Chichester, New Hampshire.  She might be from Kittery, Maine.

Nancy Thompson (1804 – after 1847) married Jonathan BATCHELDER in 1822 in Belmont, New Hampshire. 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Piper Cub plane

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post every week.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes these weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very unique.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very special and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vane is from somewhere in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weather vane #286?  Scroll down to see the answer...




This cute little weathervane was photographed on Henry Bridge Road in Goffstown, New Hampshire.  Over the ell is a small, three dimensional plane, like a single engine Piper Cub.  This weather vane is incredibly detailed, and very visible from the street.

Perhaps someone in the house once owned a plane, or was a pilot?  Little single engine airplanes are usually the first airplane someone might own.  It is the type of airplane used by many flying schools, too.  These planes have been around for more than 75 years, and are still popular.

An article about the Piper Cub from Flying magazine:
http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/pistons/piper-cub


Click here to see the entire series of Weathervane Wednesday posts!


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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Nathaniel and Rebecca Raymond, Beverly, Massachusetts

This double tombstone was photographed at the Old North Beverly (Conant Street) Cemetery in Beverly, Massachusetts.  Most of the burials here were parishioners of the Second Congregational Church (Second Parish).  




Here lyes Buried                     Here lyes Buried
the Body of Mr.                     the Body of Mrs
NATHANIEL RAYMOND        REBECKAH RAYMOND
Who Departed this                Wife to NATHANIEL
Life Janry ye 8 1749               RAYMOND  Who
Aged 78 Years                         Departed this life
& 10 Months                          Decr ye 2d 1760
                                                  Aged 80 Years
                                                  & 11 Months

Nathaniel Raymond was the son of John Rayment and Judith Glover, born on 15 March 1670/ 71 in Beverly, and died 8 January 1749/50 in Beverly.  He married Rebecca, daughter of Lot Conant and Elizabeth Walton, granddaughter of founding father Roger Conant.  Rebecca was born 31 January 1671 in Beverly and died 5 December 1760 in Beverly.  They had eight children.   One of their daughters, Mary Raymond (born 1710) married my 5th great grand uncle, William Preston (1705 – 1766) and resided in Chester, New Hampshire.  Another son, George Raymond (1707 – 1807) married Abigail Kettle (1710 – 1786), my 6th great aunt born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Nathaniel and Rebecca Raymond, Beverly, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 22, 2016, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/11/tombstone-tuesday-nathaniel-and-hannah.html: accessed [access date]).

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Surname Saturday ~ HART of Watertown, Reading and Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Examination of a Witch
T.H. Matteson, 1853

HART / HARTT / HARTE

There was a Samuel Hart living in Lynn, Massachusetts at the same time as Isaac Hart, but they are not known to be kin – even though Isaac Hart had a son named Samuel.

Isaac Hart, my 8th great grandfather, arrived in Watertown aboard The Rose in 1636 as the servant to Richard Carver.  In 1642 he had five acres in Watertown. He then removed to Reading by 1648 when his wife was listed as member of the church.  He had married Elizabeth Hutchinson, sometimes recorded as Hutchins, the daughter of Thomas Hutchins and Anne Browne.  Isaac bought land from his father-in-law near the border of the Saugus, Reading and Lynnfield lines, which he later left to his son Samuel.  The Isaac Hart homestead is still standing in Lynn. 

Elizabeth was brought before her church in Reading in 1652 for not harboring travelers that had requested aide.  In 1655 she was brought before the Puritan church deacons again for “contempt of authority”.   Elizabeth Hart was accused of being a witch in March of 1692.  In October her son, Thomas, petitioned for his mother’s innocence, but she was not released until December.

I descend from Isaac’s son Adam.  Adam’s sister, Deborah Hart, married my 7th great uncle, Benjamin Proctor. I descend from Benjamin’s two siblings, Abigail Proctor Varney (1639 – 1732) and John Proctor (1631 – 1692) who was hanged as a witch during the witch hysteria.

Adam Hart, my 7th great grandfather,  married Elizabeth Collston, daughter of Adam Collston and Mary Dustin.  Elizabeth, her mother, aunt, and grandmother were all accused and arrested for witchcraft in 1692.  Elizabeth, only sixteen years old, escaped imprisonment twice!  Adam married second to Abigail Deal, and third to Dorcas Brown. .  You can read more about Elizabeth and the Collston family at this link: https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/06/surname-saturday-collston-of-reading.html

Adam Hart was named the father of Elizabeth Collston's illegitimate baby a short time before they married.  After marriage about 1704, he was named the baby's guardian, but the child was known in records as Mary COLLSTON not Mary Hart.  See Genealogical History of the town of Reading, Mass., by Hon. Lilley Eaton, page 85. 

Witchcraft accusations abound in this family!  In 1692 Adam Hart's mother, his wife and the women of her family were all accused of witchcraft and imprisoned.  And these families of witch trial victims tended to intermarry.  Adam and Elizabeth’s grandson, Jonathan Flint (my 5th great grandfather) married Lydia Proctor, the great granddaughter of the John Proctor, mentioned above, who was hanged in 1692.  But strangely, Jonathan’s own grandfather was William Dounton, who was infamously known as the cruel jailor of the Salem Gaol where many victims were imprisoned.  Some intermarriages cannot be explained.

Some HART resources:

Genealogical History of Samuel Hartt from London, England to Lynn, Mass., 1640 And Descendants, by James Morrison Hart, Pasadena, CA, 1903

“Isaac Hart and Samuel Hart”, The Essex Genealogist, Volume 18, pages 40 – 46.

My HART genealogy:

Generation 1:  Isaac Hart, born about 1614 in England, died 10 February 1699 in Lynnfield, Massachusetts married about 1650 to Elizabeth Hutchinson, daughter of Thomas Hutchinson and Anne Browne.  She died 28 November 1700.  Seven children.

Generation 2:  Adam Hart, born 4 February 1666 in Lynnfield, died 17 September 1745 in Reading; married about 1703 to Elizabeth Collston, daughter of Adam Collston and Mary Dustin.  She was born 9 October 1676.  Two children.

Generation 3:  Mary Collston, born 22 September 1704 in Reading; married on 18 February 1723 in Reading to Jonathan Flint, son of Thomas Flint and Mary Dounton.  He was born 8 November 1689 in Salem Village (now Danvers, Massachusetts).  Two children.

Generation 4: Jonathan Flint, born 11 August 1730 in Reading, died 1800 in Reading; married on 1 August 1751 in Salem to Lydia Proctor, daughter of John Proctor and Lydia Waters.  She was born 31 March 1730 in Salem.  Eight children.

Generation 5:  John Flint, born 3 April 1761 in North Reading, died 26 August 1836 in North Reading; married Phebe Flint as his second wife.  She was the daughter of George Flint and Hannah Phelps, born 8 March 1763 in North Reading, died December 1846 in North Reading.  Eight children.
Generation 6: Olive Flint, born 27 July 1805 in North Reading, died 26 November 1875 in Peabody, Massachusetts; married on 3 September 1826 in Reading to Luther Simonds Munroe.  He was the son of Andrew Munroe and Ruth Simonds, born 10 May 1805 in Danvers, died 23 December 1851 in Danvers.  Six children.

Generation 7: Phebe Cross Munroe m. Robert Wilson Wilson
Generation 8:  Albert Munroe Wilkinson m. Isabella Lyons Bill
Generation 9: Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)

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