Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Tristram Coffin, died 1704, Newbury, Massachusetts - Tombstone Tuesday

 This tombstone was photographed at the First Parish Burial Ground in Newbury, Massachusetts


Tristram Coffin is my 11th great-uncle, and the brother of my 10th great grandmother, Elizabeth Coffin (1635 - 1678) who married Stephen Greenleaf.  Tristram Coffin was born 1 February 1632 in Brixton, Devonshire, England and died 4 February 1704 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.  He married Judith Greenleaf on 2 March 1652 (yes, two brothers married two sisters!) The most interesting thing about these two couples is that Judith Greenleaf is also my 10th great grandmother through her first marriage to Henry Somerby in 1644. I descend from their daughter, Elizabeth Somerby who married Nathaniel Clark in Newbury in 1663. 

Tristram lived in Newbury, and all the Coffins of that town are descended from him. His house was standing in 1869, two hundred years old. He was a very active and influential citizen. He was made Lieutenant of the first military company of Newbury,16 May 1683; was a Representative to General Court in 1695, 1700, 1701, and 1702; was a Deacon in the church for twenty years. He was a merchant tailor.   His house still stands on High Road, Newbury, Massachusetts and is operated as a house museum by Historic New England. 

His epithet reads:  "To the memory of Tristram Coffin Esq., who having served the church of Christ in the office of deacon 20 years died Feb. 4th 1703-4 aged 72 years.  On earth he purchased a good degree, Great boldness in the faith and liberty And now possesses immortality."




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To cite/link to this blog post: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tristram Coffin, died 1704, Newbury, Massachusetts - Tombstone Tuesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 28, 2022, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/06/tristram-coffin-died-1704-newbury.html: accessed [access date]). 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Little Wooden Airplane - Weathervane Wednesday

 This weathervane was photographed in Berlin, Vermont.




We spotted this unusual little wooden weathervane above a cupola at the Applebee's Restaurant in Berlin, Vermont.  It is located just off Route 89 next to a tourist information center and Vermont state liquor store.  

This wooden airplane weathervane is three dimensional.  It has some cute details such as a whirling propeller, red trim, and little tires.  This appears to be a one seat plane with an open cockpit.  It is unusual to have a weathervane above an Applebee's restaurant, so I'm thinking that this location must have been another business before becoming part of the chain.  This is probably a "one of a kind" or handmade weathervane.  

To view over 460 more weathervane posts, click here:
https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/search/label/Weathervane%20Wednesday   

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To cite/link to this blog post: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Little Wooden Airplane - Weathervane Wednesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 22, 2022, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/06/little-wooden-airplane-weathervane.html: accessed [access date]).  

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Happy Father's Day! My Patrilineal Lineage

 Happy Father's Day!  


My father
John "Jack" Warren Wilkinson
(3 January 1934 Beverly, Massachusetts -
7 August 2002 Worcester, Massachusetts)


My grandfather
Donald Munroe Wilkinson
(23 October 1895 Salem, Massachusetts - 
24 July 1977 Long Beach, California)



My great grandfather
Albert Munroe Wilkinson
( 7 November 1860 Danvers, Massachusetts - 
12 May1908 Brookline, Massachusetts) 

 My 2x great grandfather
Robert Wilson Wilkinson
(26 May 1830, Salem, Massachusetts - 
23 March 1874 Peabody, Massachusetts)

My 3x great grandfather
Aaron Wilkinson 
( 22 February1802 South Berwick, Maine - 
25 November 1879 Peabody, Massachusetts)

My 4x great grandfather
William Wilkinson
(about 1760, probably South Berwick, Maine - 
after 1840)

My 5x great grandfather
James Wilkinson
(about 1730 in Berwick, Maine or Portsmouth, New Hampshire - 
between 1796 and 1805 in Berwick, Maine)

My 6x great grandfather
Thomas Wilkinson
The immigrant WILKINSON ancestor
Born about 1690 "from London, England" and died before 1739 Portsmouth, New Hampshire

For the truly curious: 

For more information on the WILKINSON lineage see this link: 

My project on all the known descendants of Thomas Wilkinson (about 1690 - before 1739):
and also this chart:

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To cite/link to this blog post:  Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Happy Father's Day!  My Patrilineal Lineage", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 15, 2022, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/06/happy-fathers-day-my-patrilineal-lineage.html: accessed [access date]). 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Vermont Teddy Bears - Weathervane Wednesday

 This weathervane was photographed at the Vermont Teddy Bear Company headquarters in Shelburne, Vermont. 



This adorable weathervane is located above the factory for Vermont Teddy Bear Company in Shelburne, Vermont. It is a simple two dimensional gilded silhouette of a teddy bear waving a welcome to the visitors to the factory tours and gift shop.  This factory tour has been a favorite for our family for three generations. I remember visiting, and we took our daughter there for a bear (she still has it!), and soon we hope to take our granddaughter. 

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company toys can be found online, in shops, and at Amazon.  There are actually two factories, one in Shelburne and the other in Newport.  There is another store in Stowe, Vermont, not far from the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream headquarters.  




For the truly curious:

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company website:   https://www.vermontteddybear.com/  

Vermont Teddy Bear Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/VTTeddyBear/  

To see over 460 other weathervane posts, click here:   https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/search/label/Weathervane%20Wednesday   


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To cite/link to this blog post:  Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Vermont Teddy Bears - Weathervane Wednesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 8, 2022, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/06/vermont-teddy-bears-weathervane.html: accessed [access date]). 

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day 2022 Contributions to The Honor Roll Project

Veterans Memorial Park, Manchester, New Hampshire

This Memorial Day 2022 we have contributions from Connecticut, Hawaii, Kansas, New York, and New Hampshire.  The volunteers were  Sandra Molloy Dahfred,  Marian Burk Wood, Amanda Pape, Anna Matthews, Marcia Philbrick, Christine K. McCloud and Diane Romanosky.  We are adding names and photos from six states and territories, including our first contributions from the state of Hawaii and Northern Marianas!  

The Honor Roll project collects transcriptions of the names of the veterans on military honor rolls seen in parks, schools, public buildings, books and other places all over the USA and abroad.  You can read the complete list at this link:

https://honorrollproject.weebly.com  

Twice a year, for Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, genealogy bloggers photograph and transcribe these honor rolls, and publish them on the internet.   The act of transcribing these names makes them available to be found by search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and others.  Family members searching for genealogical or military information on relatives, ancestors or friends will be able to see the honor rolls, read the names, and learn about their family’s military history.

It is a simple, easy project.  However, it brings unexpected joy to searchers who did not know their ancestors were in the military, or did not know the specific military history, or sometimes they did not even know the town where their ancestors lived.  Seeing their family member’s name on an honor roll can be the beginning of finding more genealogy data, military records and historical information.

Honor Roll Project Memorial Day 2021 Contributions:

Connecticut

Norwalk, CT, Calf Pasture Beach, Korean War by Christine K. McCloud

https://beautifulwatergenealogy.wordpress.com/2022/05/27/honor-roll-project-shea-magrath-memorial-part-3/  

Oxford, CT WWI  by Marian Burk Wood

https://climbingmyfamilytree.blogspot.com/2022/04/honor-roll-project-wwi-memorial-in.html 

Preston City, Civil War and WWI by Diane Romanosky

https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/05/preston-connecticut-military-honor-rolls.html 

 

Hawaii

Honolulu, Waikiki War Memorial Natorium, WWI by Amanda Pape

https://abt-unk.blogspot.com/2022/05/roll-of-honor-at-waikiki-war-memorial.html  

 

Kansas

Nemaha County,  by Marcia Philbrick

https://heartlandgenealogy.wordpress.com/2022/05/29/some-gave-all/  


New Hampshire

Auburn, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam by Sandra Dahlfred

https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/05/auburn-new-hampshire-honor-rolls_26.html  

Stratham, Civil War and WWI by Heather Rojo

https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/05/stratham-new-hampshire-civil-war-and.html 

 

New York

Bellmore, NY  WWI, Vietnam by Anna Matthews

https://trippingovermyroots.blogspot.com/2021/12/honor-roll-project-bellmore-ny.html 

 

Massapequa, NY  Kelstinec Park Vietnam War by Anna Matthews

https://trippingovermyroots.blogspot.com/2022/01/honor-roll-project-massapequa-ny.html 

 

Merrick, NY  WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq by Anna Matthews

https://trippingovermyroots.blogspot.com/2022/02/honor-roll-project-merrick-ny.html

 

Also added from the US National Park Service  (Thank you to Sara Campbell for finding this!)

Northern Marianas, The list of names at the Marianas Memorial and the Court of Honor

  https://www.nps.gov/amme/learn/historyculture/the-list-of-names-at-the-marianas-memorial-and-the-court-of-honor.htm

 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Vintage Memorial Day Parade Photos

 Some vintage images, found in a box of slides, from family members marching in Memorial Day parades in years past (1950s, 1970s, and 2000s) in Hamilton and Holden, Massachusetts, and in Londonderry, New Hampshire. 

1950s Hamilton, Massachusetts

1974 Holden, Massachusetts Brownies


1975 Holden, Massachusetts Girl Scouts

2003 Londonderry, New Hampshire

2005 Londonderry, New Hampshire

2005 Londonderry, New Hampshire

2005 Londonderry, New Hampshire
High School Band and the Veterans
laying a wreath in the Glenwood Cemetery

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To cite/link to this blog post:  Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Vintage Memorial Day Parade Photos", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 26, 2022, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/05/vintage-memorial-day-parade-photos.html: accessed [access date]). 

Auburn, New Hampshire Honor Rolls

These honor rolls from the small town of Auburn, New Hampshire were photographed and transcribed by volunteer Sandra Dahlfred. Thank you, Sandy! After Memorial Day these will be uploaded to the Honor Roll Project website https://honorrollproject.weebly.com/

CIVIL WAR VETERANS

1861 – 1865

DANIEL C. ABBOTT

WILLIAM GUNSTON

JONATHAN BALLOU

JOHN HAGAN

DAVID H. BEAN

THORNTON HAZEN

JOHN BEAN

LUCIEN HOLMES

LANSON BLAKE

LEROY MCDUFFEE

AMOS W. BROWN

EDWARD M. MELVIN

GEORGE E. BROWN

HENRY C. MOORE

ROBINSON BROWN

SAMUEL F. MURRY

WILLIS H. BROWN

JOHN D. NELLER

CHARLES H. BUSWELL

CHARLES PINGREE

JACOB P. BUSWELL

THOMAS B. PLATTS

OTIS BUTRICK

ALBERT PLUMMER

JOHN CHASE

EDWIN PLUMMER

STEPHEN C. COULT

WILLIAM PRESTON

HAZEN DAVIS, JR.

JAMES R. PRESTON

JOHN DAVIS

MOSES REED

JOSEPH L. DAVIS

CARLTON C. RICHARDSON

MOSES B. DAVIS

ALFRED J. SANBORN

EBAN DEAN

GEORGE SANBORN

JOHN Y. DEMERITT

FRANKLIN SHANNON

ALONZO D. EMERY

BENJAMIN S. STEWART

EBENEZER S. EMERY

FRANK C. WOOD

GEORGE V. GOODWIN

JESSE WOOD

CHARLES H. GRANT

JOHN R. WOOD

HENRY C. GRIFFIN

 



VICTORY ~~~~~~~~ PEACE

THE TOWN OF AUBURN

ERECTS THIS TABLET TO THESE MEN WHO SERVED

WITH THE ARMED FORCES OF THEIR COUNTRY

1917     IN THE WORLD WAR     1919

 

 

JENNESS G. BROWN

LIEUT

HARRY G. HALL

 

JAMES CHARNLEY

 

JAMES P. HALL

LIEUT.

HERBERT A. CHASE

 

VIVIAN E. HESELTON

 

CHESTER S. COLTON

WAG.

THOMAS A. KNIGHT

 

CHARLES S. COOK

 

WILLIAM J. KENNEY

 

ARTHUR CHARRETTE

 

ROBERT J. LEAVITT

 

OCTAVE S. CHARLAND

WAG.

JOSEPH F. MCINTIRE

 

JOHN S. COFFIN

 

JOHN B. MCDUFFEE

 

JOSEPH COLMAN

 

EDWARD E. NEWCOMB

CPL

ALBERT D. DAVIS

CPL

GEORGE J. SIMONEAU

SGT

ARTHUR G. EMERY

 

JOSEPH SIMONEAU

SGT

HENRY A. EMERY

 

ARTHUR SAUNDERS

CPL

JOHN J. FLETCHER

SGT

LEON G. SHATTUCK

SGT

TOM B. FLETCHER

 

HAROLD G. WOOD

MILTON J. YOUNG



1941

ON LAND AND SEA

1946

 

AND IN THE AIR

 

 

THEY SERVED OUR COUNTRY WELL

 

 

BERTRAND ALLEN

THORALD LAMBERT

JOHN ALLEN

FIDEL LAMY

HARRY BARTHOLOMEW

ROSARIO LAMY

RALPH BILODEAU

CLIFFORD LANDRY

FRANCIS BROWN

THOMAS LANE

PAUL BUREAU

JOHN LEARY

ALEXANDER CAMPBELL

CARL LINDH

HENRY CHAREST

EDWARD LOCKE

ORRIN H. CHASE

HAROLD LOCKE

ARTHUR CHICK

JOSEPH LOCKE

HERBERT J. CHRISTIE

WILMA MACALMAN

OLAN CHRISTIE

MATTHEW MACDZIASZ

ROBERT CHRISTIE

MICHAEL MAKAR

THOMAS CLAIR

ADRIEN MARCOTTE

EDWIN EGGIE COCHRAN

GEORGE MARDEN JR.

WALTER COREY

FRANK MOY

JOHN COUTINHO

SIDNEY MOY

ROSARIO CROTEAU

EDWARD MOZDZEN

EMILE CURRIER

ZIGMOND MOZDZEN

GEORGE CYR

CLARENCE NEWCOMB JR.

EARL DAVIS

RUSSELL NOLL

JAMES DINEEN

ALBERT NYE

RAYMOND DIONNE

JOHN NYE

FRANCIS DOLLARD

ROBERT NYE

JOHN DUTKA

BERTRAND PAQUETTE

RUSSELL DUTKA

ROLAND PAQUETTE

GEORGE EATON

ROGER POISSON

HARLAND EATON

GEORGE POOLE

CARL EMERSON

JOHN L. PRESTON

C. LESTER EMERY

LUTHER PRESTON

CLARENCE EMERY

ARTHUR ROYER

RICHARD EMERY

ROGER ROYER

THEODORE J. FICEK

ROBERT RYANS

THOMAS FLETCHER

HERBERT SALLS JR.

ROBERT FRISELLA

ALFRED SANBORN JR.

ADELARD GILIBERT

JOHN SARGENT

GEORGE GILIBERT

ARTHUR SAUNDERS

GERARD GREGOIRE

EVERETT SEAVEY

ARTHUR GREGOIRE

ROY SEAVEY

DAVID GRIFFIN

LESTER SELL

ANDREW GUINESSO JR.

JOHN SHEA

CARL GUINESSO

WILLIAM SHEA



ROLL OF HONOR OF THOSE FROM AUBURN

WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF

THE UNITED STATES DURING THE ASIATIC

CONFLICTS OF KOREA AND VIETNAM

 

KOREA

FRANK R. CASE

GERALD R. LACOURSE

JOHN D. MCINALLY 

WALTER D. ROYER

WARREN M. DELAWARE

RENE G. LAFOND

ROY E. NIXON

JOSEPH R.A. ROYER

ROBERT O. DEMERS

GEORGE R. LALIBERTE

RICHARD A. NYE

WILLIAM E. SMITH

ADELARD DEMERS JR.

ROGER W. LANCTOT

PERLEY J. NYE

THOMAS A. SMITH

FRANCIS J. FLYNN

RICHARD M. LOVERING

CEDRIC E. PRESTON

CHARLES R. TOWNE JR.

 

VIETNAM

CARTER L.M. BEDARD

BRUCE E. EMERY

PAUL C. JACKMAN

GEORGE A. PROULX

NORMAN BELANGER

JOHN T. FICEK

GARY M. LEE

DAVID RECORD

NORMAN BOULEY

ROLAND B. FOSTER

CLINTON R. LEFABVRE JR.

ROBERT G. RECORD JR.

JEAN A. CHAMPAGNE

WILLIAM FOYE

LARRY LESSARD

GERALD A. REMILLARD

RAYMOND COLBY

RALPH P. FRISELLA

ROBERT S. LESSARD

PRICILLA J. REMILLARD

CALVIN DAVIS

ANTONIO GAGNON

CHARLES E. LOCKE

RONALD A. REMILLARD

JAMES DAVIS

JEAN R. GILIBERT

DANIEL LOCKE

WILLIAM F. SHEA

ROBERT DAVIS

GARY A. GRAMATIKAS

WAYNE R. LOCKE

ROBERT E. SHEA JR.

RALPH C. DAVIS SR.

MATTHEW R. GRIFFIN

RICHARD M. LOVERING

ROY L. SKINNER

ALBERT H. DIONNE

EVERHARD R. CROCE

GEORGE A. MESSIER

HAROLD W. TOWNE

HENRY N. DIONNE

WALTER F. GROCE

JOHN W. MITCHELL

WILLIAM H. TOWNE

ALBERT E. EATON

EDWARD H. GUY

BRUCE E. OWEN

JOSEPH J. WENTWORTH

LARRY W. EATON

DONALD R. HAMM

THOMAS A. PAYNE

KENNETH S. WILLEY

RICHARD W. EATON

ROBERT L. HARRIS

GREGG PETERSON

DONALD D. WILSON JR.