My maternal line
b. 1 August 1905, Beverly, Massachusetts
d. 3 November 2001, Peabody, Massachusetts
m. 14 February 1925 to Stanley Elmer Allen in Hamilton, Massachusetts
d. 10 February 1941, Hamilton, Massachusetts
m. 25 December 1890 to Arthur Treadwell Hitchings in Beverly, Massachusetts
3x great grandmother – Mary Etta Healey
|Mary Etta is seated, with the baby on her lap|
Florence Etta is standing with a baby
b. 19 May 1852, Beverly, Massachusetts
d. 23 July 1932, Beverly, Massachusetts
m. 14 March 1870 to Peter Hoogerzeil in Salem, Massachusetts
4x great grandmother – Matilda Weston
b. October 1825, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
d. 19 August 1909, Beverly, Massachusetts
m. 3 February 1848 to Edward Joseph Healey
5x great grandmother – Mary CLEMENTS (or PRATT?)
m. to Zadoc Weston
Mary, my 5th great grandmother, is a mystery to me. I can travel back thirteen or fourteen generations on many of the branches in my family tree, but my maternal line ends after six generations with a solid brick wall. I've tried to smash this wall for nearly 30 years.
The Mayflower Society’s Five Generations Project Book (Silver Book, Volume XIV, Myles Standish, 2007, page 121) lists the wife of Zadoc Weston as Mary Pratt of Chester, Nova Scotia. However, my 3x great grandmother’s death record in Beverly, Massachusetts lists her parents as Zadoc Weston and Mary Clement. Did Mary Pratt remarry someone name Clement? Was there a completely different wife named Mary Clement? Was the informant wrong?
Another possible clue: Zadoc Weston, her husband was born 1761 probably in Plympton, Massachusetts, son of Nathan Weston and Hannah Everson. Nathan is a descendant of the following Mayflower passengers: Edward Doty, George Soule, and Myles Standish
My mtDNA maternal haplogroup is H. Is that a clue?
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