Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Rev. and Hon. Gershom Bulkely (1636 - 1713) Wethersfield, Connecticut

This tombstone was photographed at the Village Cemetery in Wethersfield, Connecticut, behind the First Church of Christ on Main Street.



Rev. and
Hon. GERSHOM BULKELY
Died Dec. 2nd 1713 aged 77.
He was honorable in his descent.
Of rare abilities, excellent in learning,
Master of many languages,
Exquisite in his skill in
Divinity, physic and law
And a most exemplary
And
Christian life.
In certam spem beatae resurrectionis repositus.
GERSHOM BULKLEY [upside down]

This tombstone is odd to me for several reasons.  First of all, I had never seen red, sandstone tombstones until we visited Wethersfield.  It is a very soft, crumbly stone, and many of the grave markers in this cemetery were in poor condition.  Gershom’s grave marker is a ledger style table, which was very worn and difficult to read.  Also, it is very odd that the family crest is so poorly carved, almost cartoonish.  And his name is upside down on the bottom?



Gershom Bulkeley, son of Rev. Peter Bulkeley (my 10th great grandfather) and Grace Chetwood, was born in January 1636 in Concord, Massachusetts, and died 2 December 1713 in Glastonbury, Connecticut.  He married Sarah Chauncy, daughter of Charles Chauncy (2nd president of Harvard College) and Catherine Eyre, on 26 October 1659 in Concord.  They had six children, and son John also became a minister (third generation). 

Gershom graduated Harvard College in 1655.  He served as a minister in New London and Wethersfield.  He was also a trained doctor and served as a surgeon during King Philip’s War where he was wounded near Mount Wachusett.  He was a deputy to the Connecticut General Court, and a Justice of the Peace.

Peter and Grace Bulkeley took their voyage to the New World in the 1630s.  During the voyage it appeared that Grace “apparently died and her husband, supposing land to be near and unwilling to consign the beloved form to a watery grave, urgently entreated the Captain that the body might be kept one day and yet another day.” [Families of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut, by Henry R. Stiles, 2009] On the third day she stirred, and recovered. She gave birth some months later in Concord, Massachusetts and named the child “Gershom”, a biblical name which means “exile”.  It is supposed that part of this story is myth since the Bulkeley family came from England in separate ships to throw off the authorities that Rev. Peter Bulkeley was leaving England as a “non-conformist”. 


Gershom Bulkley's tombstone is next to
his son's, Charles Bulkley.  You can read a post
about Charles' tombstone HERE.  


For more information on the Wethersfield Ancient Burying Ground and Village Cemetery, see this website for photos, transcriptions and GPS coordinates of each stone:
http://wethersfieldhistory.org/burying-ground 

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Rev. and Hon. Gershom Bulkely (1626 - 1713) Wethersfield, Connecticut", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 31, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/tombstone-tuesday-rev-and-hon-gershom.html: accessed [access date]).

Monday, May 30, 2016

El Galeón in Newburyport, Massachusetts


In the 16th century Spain was sending expeditions, colonists and military to the New World to populate the Americas.  It was also sending home treasures such as gold and silver back to Europe.  The original ships being used were not built for trans-Atlantic trade, and so the galleon was invented and designed to transport precious cargoes of goods and people.

El Galeón Andalucia is an exact replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon.  She is on tour of the US east coast this summer.  This weekend she was in Newburyport, Massachusetts where we were able to tour her.  She is 170 feet long, 495 tons.

Ships like El Galeón were sailing back and forth from Spain to the New World 100 years before the Mayflower landed in Massachusetts.  Although Newburyport was a center for ship building and maritime activity, galleons never sailed here.

El Galeón Andalucia's home port is Sevilla, Spain.  We had fun talking to the crew and finding out their home towns.  Most of the crew were from Andalucia, but some were from other parts of Spain like Barcelona and Valencia.  Vincent had a blast speaking with the Spaniards, and he ended up buying several souvenirs to help support the ship - a magnet, a baseball hat, a flag and a Spanish tile with an image of El Galeón Andalucia.










This device measured the speed of the ship in "knots"
El Galeón official website  http://www.elgaleon.org/


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "El Galeón in Newburyport, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 30, 2016, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/el-galeon-in-newburyport-massachusetts.html:  accessed [access date]).

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Bedford, New Hampshire World War I and Spanish American War Honor Roll




This Honor Roll is located in the Historic District of Bedford, New Hampshire
on the corner of Bedford Center Road and Meetinghouse Road.






TO HONOR AND PERPETUATE THE MEMORY             
OF THE MEN OF BEDFORD WHO SERVED IN            
THE WARS OF THEIR COUNTRY            
1917  WORLD WAR  1918                      
JOHN R. BAILEY                   ADELARD DANAULT        CHARLES E. PORTER
PARKER BAILEY                  GEORGE F. FRENCH           WILLIAM QUIMBY
CLOEPHAS BELLEMARE   EVERETT P. GAGE               CHARLES E RAMIG
EDOUARD BELLEMARE     ROMEO A. GAMACHE       RAYMOND A. ROBERTS
CHARLES O. BURSIEL         JOHN GEDDES                    EDWARD T. SARGENT
ERNEST L. BUSWELL          HAROLD B. GRANT           FRANK J. SILVA
*FRANK A. BUSWELL         OTTO H. GRANZ                 *WILLIS A. STEVENS
EDWARD C. CHAPUT          DONALD W. HAMEL          FRANK A. STORY
GEORGE O. CHASBRO        FRANK HILCHEY                CRAIG VINCENT
HENRY I. COLBURN            RAY E. HILCHEY                 HARRISON S. VINCENT
EDWARD A. COREY            ARTHUR A. LAFORGE        RAY M. WALLACE
HENRY P. CROWELL           ROGER F. LANGEVIN          LEWIS A. WELCH
MILTON F. CROWELL         ISRAEL C. LATULLIPPE       KYLE C. WESTOVER
JOHN E. CUNNINGHAM     JOSEPH A. MAYNARD        GEORGE T. WIGGIN
ROBERT M. CURRIE           ANDREW MAYO                  PETER WOODBURY

1898  SPANISH AMERICAN WAR  1902                       

                                             CHARLES A. CAMPBELL


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Bedford, New Hampshire World War I and Spanish American War Honor Roll", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 30, 2016, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/bedford-new-hampshire-world-war-i-and.html:  accessed [access date]).  

Honor Roll Project - Memorial Day 2016 Contributors

Bedford, New Hampshire

The Honor Roll Project collects transcriptions and photographs of military monuments with the names of veterans.  These monuments can be found in parks, civic buildings, schools, and other places across the United States and in other countries.  You can see the complete list of Honor Roll contributions at this link:  http://honorrollproject.weebly.com/

The following volunteers have taken photos and transcribed thousands of names from monuments. It is a simple project, and these transcribed names online help to make the names of veterans available to search engines.  Family members searching online for genealogical or military information on relatives, ancestors or friends will be able to find these names and photos.

Here is this year's contributions for Memorial Day 2016.  Please thank them for their hard work and dedication by leaving comments on their individual blog posts.


Cathy Meder Dempsey, Mettendorf, Germany, WWI and WWII

Jeanne Bryan Isalaco,  West Haven High School, Connecticut, WWII

Barbara Poole,  Glastonbury, Connecticut, WWII

Andover, Massachusetts, Revolutionary War

Litchfield, New Hampshire, WWI and WWII

Rob Weir, Dover, NH Spanish American War Memorial

Anna Matthews, WWII Memorial, Rockville Centre, ,

Rockville Centre, NY. NY, WWI, Vietnam, Korea

Judy Granger, Springfield, NH – WWI

Wayne Blanchard,  Rockingham, Vermont, WW1

Bill West, Abington, Massachusetts,  WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afganistan (updated list since 2013)

Leah Smith, West Brookfield, MA, WWI

John Tew,  Arlington County, Virginia, WWI, Korea, Vietnam, Afganistan and Iraq


Nicole Dyer,  Tucson, Arizona War Memorials and WWII Honor Roll

Jeanne Bryan Insalaco,  Shelton, CT – Plumb Memorial Library

Shelton, CT – Riverview Cemetery, WWI, Korea

Shelton, CT – Riverfront War Memorial, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam,

Sara Campbell, Millers Falls Paper Company, Montague, Massachusetts, WWII

Christine McCloud, Norwalk, CT, Civil War
https://beautifulwatergenealogy.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/honor-roll-project-norwalk-ct-civil-war/

Deborah Lee Stewart - Leominster, MA - Vietnam
https://deborahleestewart.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/honor-roll-project-vietnam/

Dawn Williams-Kogutkiewicz,  Clark County, NV,  The Silent Heroes of the Cold War Monument
http://dawninggenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-silent-heroes-of-cold-war-national.html?spref=fb  
Schalene Dagutis, Loudoun County, Virginia, Vietnam and War on Terrorism

Arlington County, Virginia, honor roll memorial for World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the War on Terrorism

Prince William County, Virginia,, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, War on Terrorism

Mecklenburg County, Virginia, War Memorial in Clarksville, VA
Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, War on Terrorism

Pamlico County, North Carolina Honor Roll in Bayboro, NC
World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Merchant Marine

Craven County, North Carolina, honor roll on the grounds of the courthouse in New Bern honors the men and women from the county who died in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the War on Terrorism.

Wayne County Revolutionary War Plaque, Wayne County, West Virginia

Sharpsburg World War I Honor Roll, Sharpsburg, Washington, Maryland

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Civil War Monument

Berkshire County Vietnam War Memorial, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, Vietnam

Town of Lee Massachusetts James Burt Veterans Memorial Park honor rolls, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf

Town of Berne World War II Honor Roll, Berne, Albany, New York, World War II

Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York - World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, including the names of some Roosevelt family members.

Shalene also found an online website for the Alabama Hall of Honor Temple, with the transcribed names of over 11,000 Alabamians who lost their lives in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, Afganistan and the War on Terrorism.  http://www.alabamaveterans.org/#!hall-of-honor/c5wc   

Heather Wilkinson Rojo, Bedford, New Hampshire, Spanish American War and WWI,


For a full list of five years of contributions, please visit The Honor Roll Project:
http://honorrollproject.weebly.com/


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Surname Saturday ~ WELCH of Kittery, Maine


WELCH

This is another “brickwall” ancestress mystery.  Margaret Welch was born about 1796.  I don’t know if she was born there or not, but Kittery was listed as her birthplace on her death record.  (Interestingly, her son William F. Locke is listed as the town clerk on the death record in Chichester, New Hampshire)  There are WELCH families listed in the vital records of Kittery and York County, Maine, but I could not find a match to Margaret, who is my 4th great grandmother.   Phillip Welch (about 1638 – 1700) of Ipswich, Massachusetts was a colonial settler who left many descendants in York, Maine through his son Moses.

In 1823 in Chichester, New Hampshire Margaret Welch married Captain Richard Locke, who was a sea captain.   He was listed in the 1850 and 1860 Federal censuses as living in Chichester, New Hampshire as a farmer.  In the 1860 census Richard Locke was living with a widowed daughter Abigail (Locke) Batchelder and her 11 year old grandson, George, my 2rd great grandfather.  He was also living with her other widowed daughter, Mehitable (Locke) Brown, and her little granddaughter, Etta, age 3.  Poor Margaret had died about a month before this 1860 census record!

Sometimes, just knowing an ancestress’s maiden name can help break a brick wall, but in this case I still don’t know Margaret’s parents or even her true place of birth. 

My WELCH lineage:

Generation 1:  Margaret WELCH, born about 1796, maybe in Kittery, Maine, and died 1 March 1860 in Chichester, New Hampshire; married on 21 October 1823 in Chichester to Captain Richard Locke.  Three children.

Generation 2:  Abigail M. Locke m. George E. Batchelder
Generation 3:  George E. Batchelder, Jr., m. Mary Katharine Emerson
Generation 4:  Carrie Maude Batchelder m. Joseph Elmer Allen
Generation 5:  Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Surname Saturday ~ WELCH of Kittery, Maine", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 28, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/surname-saturday-welch-of-kittery-maine.html: accessed [access date]).  

Friday, May 27, 2016

Arco de Cuchilleros, Madrid, Spain ~ Photos over the years

This is the Arco de Cuchilleros in Madrid, Spain.  The stairs lead up to the south west corner of the Plaza Mayor.  Cuchilleros is a Spanish word for knife sharpener or someone who sells knifes and cutlery.  In the medieval times these nearby businesses were probably all cuchilleros and butcher shops, but now they are all restaurants and tapas bars.  It is a famous place for tourists to take photos.

Christmas 1983
That's me at the bottom of the stairs


My husband and daughter, about 1997

My daughter, Yours Truly, mother and father-in-law, Christmas 2006


My son-in-law and daughter, 2013
They just celebrated their anniversary a few days ago!


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Arco de Cuchilleros, Madrid, Spain ~ Photos over the years", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 27, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/arco-de-cuchilleros-madrid-spain.html:  accessed [access date]).

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bellows Falls, Vermont and North Walpole, New Hampshire WWI Honor Roll Poster

Not all Honor Rolls are permanent granite or bronze monuments in public places like parks and civic buildings.  Take a look at this poster produced in Bellows Falls, Vermont after World War I.


St. Charles, Bellows Falls, Vermont       Rev. J. D. Shannon

Died Lieut. Edward C., Barry  6A School St., Bellows Falls, Vt,   Lieutenant Quartermaster, U.S. Army
Lieut. John C. O’Donnell,  5 Williams St., Bellows Falls, Vt,  U. S. Cavalry Officers Reserve Corps
Sergt. Philias A. Grignon, 16 Laurel Ave, Bellows Falls, Vt.,   Sergeant Quartermaster, U.S. Army
Sergt. Melvin T. Fontain, 16 Laurel Ave, Bellows Falls, Vt.,  103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Segt. Arthur L. Young (Dion),  69 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Segt. Charles E. McDonald,  46 Green St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Sergt. Michael J. Kelly,  50 Bridge St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Sergt. Edward J. Cray,  78 Pine St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Sergt.  George A. Stack,  31 Laurel Ave., Bellows Falls, Vt., Depot Brigade, U.S. Army
Sergt. Thomas O’Donnell, 5 Williams St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 101 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Corp. Henry J. Boucher,  63 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Corp. Michael J. Manning, 52 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Corp. Gordon G. Fontaine, 118 Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Corp. William J. Keefe, 93 Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. A. A. Fontaine, 16 Laurel Ave., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. James H. Doucette,  16 Saxtons River St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv.  John W. McAuliffe, 19 Williams St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Eugene Jos. Cray, 12 Green St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Francis James Griffin,  7 Brown St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. James F. Slattery,  8 Hadley St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. James H. McDonald,  46 Green St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Maurice M. Costin,  9 Taylor St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Hector J. Frenette,  55 School St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Edward J. Lawlor, 8 Underhill Ave., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Lindsey E. Belknap, 85 Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Raymond J. White, 3 Williams St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. William C. Carney, 10 Church Place, Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. William G. Pierce, 23 Oak St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. Joseph K. Doyle, 16 School St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Priv. James Fallon,  25 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,
Died Priv. Alfred Aumond, 102A  Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. J. B. Aumond,, 18 Laurel St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Harry W. Lynch, 10 Underhill Avenue, Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. J. E. Leen, 16 Taylor St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 10th Regiment, U.S. Army
Priv. Gerald J. Cray, 12 Green St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. William Cyrs,  16 School St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Francis Aumond, 61 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. William E. Hayes, 2 Gove St., Bellows Falls, Vt., Base Hospital Unit, U.S. Army
Priv. Robert C. Hayes, 2 Gove St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  Commissary Department, U.S. Army
Priv. Philippe Duquette, 81A Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt., Ammunition Train, U. S. Army
Priv. Zotique Aumond, 18 Laurel Ave., Bellows Falls, Vt., Depot Brigade, U. S. Army
Priv. Edward F. Shea, 53 Green St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 23rd Regiment, U.S. Army
Priv. Maurice O’Donnell, 5 Williams St., Bellows Falls, Vt., Signal Corps, U.S. Army
Priv. Albert Pecor, 32 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Philippe Labonte, 31 School St., Bellows Falls, Vt., Canadian Army
Priv. Daniel O’Connor,  25 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Trooper Wilfred J. Bean, 13 Center St., Bellows Falls, Vt., 33rd U.S. Cavalry
Trooper Ernest E. J. Cote, 11 Laurel Ave, Bellows Falls, Vt., U.S. Cavalry
Trooper Raymond T. Murray, 3 Laurel Ave., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  U. S. Cavalry
Mate Daniel P. Thompson, Bellows Falls, Vt.,  U. S. Navy
Gunner Henry S. Fleming, Bellows Falls, Vt.,  S. S. New Hampshire, U.S. Navy
Q. M. Joseph J. Fenton, 14 Hapgood St., Bellows Falls, Vt., Quartermaster 3rd Class, U. S. Coast Guard Patrol, Naval Reserve
Seaman William S. Lynch, Grafton, Vt., Electrician S. S. Nebraska, U. S. Navy
Seaman Walter LaRose, Gageville, Vt.,  U.S. Naval Reserve
Seaman Augustine L. Aumond,  102A Atkinson St., Bellows Falls, Vt., U. S. Navy
Seaman Bryan J. O’Connor, 7 Bryan Court, Bellows Falls, Vt., U. S. Navy
Seaman Frank Fitzgerald, Bellows Falls, Vt.,  S. S. Rhode Island, U. S. Navy
Clerk Feliz L. Morris, 6 Chase Park, Bellows Falls, Vt., Executive Office, U.S. Navy
Drummer Alfred E. Kiniry, 86 Canal St., Bellows Falls, Vt.,  New Hampshire, N. G. Band, U.S. Army


From St. Peter’s, North Walpole, N.H.

Lieut. T. J. Brickley,  66 Main St., North Walpole, N.H., 101 Ammunition Train, U.S. Army
Sergt. John C. Lindstrom, 10 Spruce St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Corp. W. F. Donegan, River St., North Walpole, 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Corp. Patrick J. Sheehan, Alstead, N.H., Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army
Clerk George Gomeau, 11 Main St., North Walpole, N.H., Executive Office, U.S. Army
Priv. John P. Flavin, 31 River St., North Walpole, 102 Infantry, U.S. Army
Priv. Michael Moynihan, 145 Main St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. William F. O’Brien, 3 East St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. James Keane, 59 Church St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Patrick Griffin, 8 Center St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Harold Coffey, 28 Church St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army
Priv. Michael W. Stack, 11 Pine St., North Walpole, N.H., 103 Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Army


The photo of this World War I honor roll was sent to me by Wayne Blanchard of Bellows Falls, Vermont.  It appears to be a poster of all the men who were members of the Catholic churches in Bellows Falls (St. Charles) and North Walpole (St. Peter's) during World War I.    Wayne hosts a genealogy research group at the Rockingham Free Public Library, and was given a copy of this poster by the Bellows Falls Historical Society because of the genealogy information on the poster. Not only does it list the names, but it gives the rank, unit, home address and church membership.

By transcribing this information and making it available on the internet, anyone searching for one of these men will be able to find them via search engines.  This post is being included in the Honor Roll Project website at this link:
http://honorrollproject.weebly.com/

St. Charles is still an active parish in Bellows Falls, Vermont
http://stcharlesrectory.comcastbiz.net/

St. Peter's church is in North Walpole, New Hampshire (just across the Merrimack River from Bellows Falls, Vermont)   It is part of the All Saint's parish along with the church of St. Catherine of Siena in Charlestown, New Hampshire.

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo and Wayne Blanchard, "Bellows Falls, Vermont and North Walpole, New Hampshire WWI Honor Roll Poster", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 26, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/bellows-falls-vermont-and-north-walpole.html: accessed [access date]).

June 2016 Genealogy and Local History Event Calendar


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

May 26, Thursday, 6pm, A Soldier’s Mother Tells Her Story, at the Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire. A living history program by Sharon Wood, speaking as Betsey Phelps, the mother of a Union soldier from Amherst, New Hampshire who died heroically at the Battle of Gettysburg.  Free to the public. 

June 1, Wednesday,  1pm. Intro to the Maine Historical Society: Library Tour, at 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine, a 45 minute tour of the Brown Research Library by Nicholas Noyes, the library director.  Free to the public.

June 2, Thursday, 6pm,   The Road to Concord:  How Four Stolen Canon Ignited the Revolutionary War, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  A book talk by history blogger and author J. L. Bell.  www.masshist.org/calendar

June 3, Friday,7pm,  New England Utopia:  Transcendental Communities, at the Walpole Town Hall, 34 Elm Street, Walpole, New Hampshire. Free to the public. Presented by Pontine Theatre, and sponsored by the Walpole Historical Society.

June 4, Saturday, 10am, New Visitor Welcome Tour, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  FREE, no registration required. Attendees are welcome to use the library after the tour.

June 4, Saturday, 10am, Climbing Your Family Tree: For Beginners, at the American Canadian Genealogical Society, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, NH.  Presented by Gerry Savard, past president of the ACGS.  Free for members, $5 for non-members.

June 4, Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Old Orchard Beach Scottish Festival, at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Old Orchard Beach, including a talk on the Scots Irish by John. T. Mann, a clan village, pipers, dancing, traditional foods, artisans and heavy athletics. Free to the public  http://www.oob365.com/Scottish-Festival.html and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Scottish-Festival-in-Old-Orchard-Beach-705622936237789/

June 4, Saturday, 2pm, Black Heritage Tour: Let Freedom Ring: Resistance, Abolition and Civil Rights,  meet your tour guide Nur Shoop at the Liberty Flag Pole in Prescott Park, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  $20, please reserve a spot at 603-380-1231.  Tours June 4, July 2, August 6. 

June 4, Saturday, 1 – 3pm, Ice Cream Social, at the Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Massachusetts.  Enjoy Treadwell’s ice cream, listed to the Ukulele Union music, tour the carriage house, and play lawn games in a historic setting.  $2 Historic New England members, $5 non-members.  Registration recommended 978-744-0440. 

June 6, Monday, 6pm, The Lively Place: Mount Auburn , America’s First Garden Cemetery and Its Revolutionary and Literary Residents.  By author Stephen Kendrick, registration required https://www.masshist.org/calendar  Pre-talk reception at 5:30pm.  $20 nonmembers.

June 6, Monday, 5:30pm, Writing Women: Telling the Histories of Women in Boston, at the Nichols House Museum, Boston,  Massachusetts.  A panel of local female authors will talk about their work writing about known and unknown women in Boston History.  FREE to the public, please register at 617-227-6993 or info@nicholshousemuseum.org 

June 7, Tuesday 6 -8pm, Crafty Bastards: Brewing in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day, at the Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Join former brewer and drinks journalist Lauren Clark as she presents an illustrated lecture on the history of beer brewing in New England.  Following the lecture there will be beer samples from Ipswich Ale Brewery on the front terrace.  Must be 21 years old.  $10 Historic New England members, $15 non-members. Call 617-994-5920 to register.

June 8, 15, 22 and 29, Wednesday, 1pm, Introduction to Genealogy, at the Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, Massachusetts, presented by Richard Doyle.  A four week program.  Please pre-register to save your seat by calling Margie Walker 978-388-8148. Free to the public.

June 9, Thursday, 7pm, The Making of Strawberry Bank Museum, at the Rochester Historical Society Museum, 58 Hanson Street, Rochester, New Hampshire. Presented by historian J. Dennis Robinson, sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Free to the public.

June 9, Thursday, 6:30pm, The History of  Scollay Square, at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, Massachusetts, presented by David Kruh.  Free to the public.

June 9, Thursday, 7pm, Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick, at the American Antiquarian Society,  185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. Author Nathaniel Philbrick will discuss his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold,  and the Fate of the American Revolutionwww.americanantiquarian.org/publicpro.htm

June 11, Saturday, 10am, Genealogy 202: Take it to the Next Level, at the American Canadian Genealogical Society, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, NH.  Presented by Muriel Chabot Normand.  Free for members, $5 for non-members.

June 11, Saturday, 9am to noon, Family History Workshop, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 110 Concord Street, Nashua, New Hampshire.  This workshop will cover the basics of starting a family tree on FamilySearch.com. Please bring a laptop.  Space is limited.  There will be another workshop in September if you can’t get a ticket. Register at this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nashua-stake-mission-family-history-workshop-tickets-25587844933?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing#tickets

June 11, Saturday, 9:30am to 12 noon, Workshop: Digitizing Documents and Photographs with the Northeast Document Conservation Center, at the New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, New Hampshire. $50 members, $65 nonmembers.  To register call 603-856-0621.  Space is limited.

June 11, Saturday, 10:30am  and again at 1:00pm, Rocks Village: A Haverhill Neighborhood Walking Tour, meet at the Hand Tub House at Rocks Village, Haverhill, Massachusetts.  Park at 366 Amesbury Line Road and follow the signs to Hand Tub House. The tour will explore Rocks Village, the Hand Tub House (fire station) and a former historic village on the banks of the Merrimack River.  The annual RVMA yard sale takes place from 8:30am to 2pm.  $10 fee.

June 11, Saturday, 2 – 4:30 pm, Ancestry of American Presidents: Past, Present and Future? Presented by Gary Boyd Roberts and Christopher C. Childs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  An afternoon of lectures and discussion of the American presidents and current presidential candidates.  FREE, please register at this link:  http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/ancestry-of-american-presidents-past-present-and-future?pass-through=true

June 12, Sunday, 2pm,  Cannon Shenanigans and New Hampshire’s Muster Day Tradition, at the Hancock Meeting House, Hancock, New Hampshire.  Presented by Jack Noon, sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Free to the public.

June 13, Monday, Putting History on the Map Together:  2016 Massachusetts History Conference, at the Hogan Campus Center of the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts.  Entrance fee, see http://masshumanities.org/programs/mass-history/history-conference-2016/

June 15, Wednesday, 6pm Essential Historic Sites with David McCullough and Brent D. Glass, at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, presented by the Boston National Parks, the Museum of African American History, the Old South Meeting House and co-sponsored by the Omni Parker House.  Prize winning author David McCullough, and public historian Brent D. Glass will discuss historic sites and their compelling stories. Free to the public.  Register at http://osmhjune15-16.bpt.me/

June 15, Wednesday, 7pm,  Author Derek Beck to Speak at Minute Man National Historic Park, at the visitor center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts. Author book talk and book signing.  Free to the public.

June 16, Thursday, 11am to noon, Children’s Scavenger Hunt at the Governor Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Explore this 232 year old house and search for treasures!  For children ages 4 – 8 with their caregivers.  $5 Historic New England members and child, $8 non-member and child.  Each additional child $3.  Registration required, space is limited. 603-436-3205.

June 16, Thursday, 6pm,  Speaker Series:  The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, at Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, $10 members, $12 Non-members,  an illustrated lecture by professor Manisha Sinha of her book.  Reception at 6pm, lecture and discussion at 7pm.

June 16, Thursday, 6:30pm, The History of Haymarket in Boston, , at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, Massachusetts, presented by local author Kenneth Turino.  Free to the public.

June 17, Friday, 7:15pm, Civil War Roundtable:  CSS Shenandoah & the End of the Civil War, at the Epping Town Hall, 157 Main Street, Epping, New Hampshire. Free to the public.  

June 18 and 19, Saturday and Sunday,  10am – 5pm, Vermont History Expo 2016:  H2O, The Power of Water in Vermont History, Tunbridge World Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, Vermont.   Adults $10, children $5, Ages under 5 Free.  Half price for visitors in period dress!  Nearly 150 history and heritage organizations will present exhibits sharing history from all over Vermont.  Artists, musicians, authors, crafters, and genealogists.  http://vermonthistory.org/community/vermont-history-expo
June 19, Sunday, 10am – 6pm, New Hampshire’s Birthday Celebration! At Strawbery Banke living history museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Free to NH residents with ID.  (June 21 is the actual birthday)

June 19th, Saturday 11am - 5pm, Juneteenth in Portsmouth,  New Hampshire,  11am Remembrance Gathering at the Langdon Slaves Cemetery, 1035 Lafayette Road, 12 noon Pot luck lunch at the South Church, 12:30 pm documentary film at South Church, 1pm- Dialogue with descendants of Colonial Portsmouth families, South Church, 3pm- music jamboree and Remembrance Celebration at the African Burying Ground Memorial Park.  All events free and open to the public. http://www.portsmouthnh.com/event/portsmouth-black-history-juneteenth-celebration/ 

June 20, Monday, 6:30pm,  The Defender:  how the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, at the Massachusetts Historical Society,  1154 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, $10 fee for non-members.  An author book talk by Ethan Michaeli. 

June 22, Wednesday, 9am, Teacher Workshop:  The Civil War in New Hampshire, at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene, New Hampshire. Participants will receive 20 professional development credits for attending.   Contact Jennifer Carroll at dired@hsccnh.org or 603-352-1895.  Funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. 

June 22,  Wednesday , 10am, New Visitor Welcome Tour, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  FREE, no registration required. Attendees are welcome to use the library after the tour.



June 22, Wednesday,  2pm, Google Earth for Genealogists and the Digital Resources of the Leventhal Map Center, at the Boston Public Library,  Boston, Massachusetts. Free to the Public.  Presented by Evan Thornberry, Cartographic Reference Librarian.  

June 24 - 26, New England at Sea: Maritime Memory and Material Culture, a three day conference sponsored by Historic Deerfield, at the Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial Street, Deerfield, Massachusetts.  Nineteen lectures on the maritime history of New England and the adjacent areas of New York and Canada from the mid-eighteenth century to the early twentieth century.  Keynote address historian W. Jeffrey Bolster.  See this link for more information:  http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101098178317&ca=2e412b0a-efd2-49b4-9f2c-2c6793f0b846

June 25, Saturday, 1pm to 4pm,  French Canadians in the Granite State, at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, New Hampshire.  This is a workshop on advanced genealogy for those with specific interest in New Hampshire’s largest ethnic group, the French Canadians.  It will be led by the experts at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. For more information and pricing for members and non-members, visit nhhistory.org or call Wendy Olcott at 603-856-0621 to register by phone using a credit card.

June 28, Tuesday, 7pm, Music and the Heart: Songs of Human and Historical Connections, at the American Legion, 22 Elm Street, Gardner, Massachusetts.  Sponsored by the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society. Presented by Luanne Crosby who combines pieces of her music of the Civil War in her presentation.  Guests are welcome for a $2 donation, which can be applied to membership if you join that same evening.  For more info contact Janet Fortunato queenkatt64@yahoo.com 

June 28, Tuesday, 6:30,  Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How the Outermost House Inspired a National Seashore, at the Truro Library,  7 Standish Way, Truro, Massachusetts.  A multi media presentation by writer and film maker Don Wilding.  Free to the public.

June 30, Thursday, 6pm, Marlborough Genealogy Workshop,  at the Peter Rice Homestead of the Marlborough Historical Society,  use the archives, discuss your research and share ideas.  Free Wifi for your laptop. 


Planning ahead:

July 1, Friday, FREE Fun Fridays sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation at these Massachusetts museums:  Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, and the Wenham Museum

July 1 – 4, Friday to Monday, Boston Harborfest, historical re-enactments, walking tours, Tall Ships, live entertainment (including fireworks and concerts) and much more!  Some events have fees, most are free  http://www.bostonharborfest.com/

July 1 – 4, Lexington 4th of July Carnival, patriotic music, food, games and fireworks in Lexington, Massachusetts.  http://www.lexingtonlions.org/4thofJulyCarnival.cfm

July 3 and 4, Boston’s Fourth of July Esplanade Concert and Fireworks, http://www.july4th.org/   No fireworks at the Sunday July 3rd concert.

July 4, Monday, 10am – 5pm, An American Celebration! At Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. An old fashioned 4th of July, with children’s bike and wagon parade, field day for families, games and crafts.  Children under 17 free thanks to a donation from BAE Systems.  Veterans Free all day, too.  Active military and their families are free at all times through the Blue Star Museum program. www.strawberybanke.org 

July 4, Monday, An 1830 Independence Day Celebration at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  Celebrate the old fashioned way with a reading of the Declaration of Independence (including a giant reproduction for you to sign), make a tricorner hat, drill with the militia, learn dances and visit the village.  www.OSV.org   

July 4, America’s Oldest Independence Day Parade, Bristol, Rhode Island  http://july4thbristolri.com/

September 9 – 10, Western Massachusetts Genealogical Conference, details coming soon.

September 15 – 17, New York State Family History Conference, at the Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, New York.


September 17,  Saturday, Maine Genealogical Society, 40th Anniversary Conference, Jeff’s Catering, Brewer, Maine, for more information see this link www.maineroots.org or MGS, Box 2062, Waterville, Maine, 04903 

October 15, Connecticut Society of Genealogists Seminar.  Details to come at http://www.csginc.org

October 22, Saturday, all day, The Battle of Red Horse Tavern, at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts.  This is an annual one-day Revolutionary War era battle re-enactment and fair.


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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Springfield, New Hampshire World War I Honor Roll

This honor roll was photographed in Springfield, New Hampshire by Judy Granger.


HONOR ROLL
WORLD WAR
1914 - 1918
SPRINGFIELD, N.H.
1ST PVT M. L. GOODHUE
SERG'T ALLIE NIXON
1ST PVT WILLIAM J. NIXON
R.C.N.  F.A.M. MEYETTE
CORP. ARTHUR W. HEATH
1ST LIEUT.  M. B. BARTON
ERNEST E. SANBORN
CORP.  H. F. MEYETTE
FRANK J. STEVENS
LEO A. MEYETTE

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo and Judy Granger, "Springfield, New Hampshire World War I Honor Roll", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 25, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/springfield-new-hampshire-world-war-i.html: accessed [access date]).

Weathervane Wednesday ~ An Old New England Church

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 #262?  Scroll down to see the answer...





This is the First Congregational Church in Dunbarton, New Hampshire.  The first church built here was a one story building in 1766.  The first minister for the town, the Rev. Walter Harris, arrived in January 1789 and saw the construction of a larger meeting house that same year. Early in the 1800s there was a separation of church and state, and the Congregational society decided to build its own church building in 1836.  This is the building you see today.

The weathervane atop the steeple probably dates to the year of the church construction. It appears to be a gilded ball and arrow. This very simple and plain ornament on top of the church matches the simple construction typical of so many New England church buildings.  I love the false painted "windows" in the cupola at top of the steeple.  I didn't realize this was an illusion until I looked at the closeup photographs at home on a large screen monitor!

This church is located on the common in the center of the town of Dunbarton, at 6 Stark Highway.


The website for the First Congregational Church of Dunbarton, New Hampshire:
http://www.dccucc.org/

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


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ An Old New England Church", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 25, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/weathervane-wednesday-old-new-england.html: accessed [access date]).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Mr. Charles Bulkley, Wethersfield, CT

This tombstone was photographed at the Village Cemetery in Wethersfield, Connecticut, behind the First Church of Christ on Main Street.


Here lies Interr'd
the Body of Mr.
CHARLES BULKLEY
who Departed this
Life Febry 21st 1758
In the 55th year
of his Age

Charles Bulkley is my 2nd cousin, 8 generations removed.  His grandfather, my 9th great grand uncle, Rev. Gerhom Bulkeley, removed from Cambridge, where he graduated from Harvard College in 1655, to be the minister at New London, Connecticut.  Charles was born in Wethersfield, the son of Edward Bulkeley and Dorothy Prescott, on 25 March 1702, and he died there on 21 March 1758.  He married Mary Sage on 28 May 1724 and they had eleven children.  

Charles Bulkely was the great grandson of Rev. Peter Bulkely (1583 - 1659), a founder of Concord, Massachusetts, and also my 10th great grandfather.  He is also the great grandson of John Prescott (1604 - 1681) and Mary Gawkroger, my 9th great grandparents.  Charles's is also a great grandson of Charles Chauncey (1592 - 1672), the second President of Harvard College from 1654 - 1671. 
 
 
For more information on the Wethersfield Ancient Burying Ground and Village Cemetery, see this website for photos, transcriptions and GPS coordinates of each stone:
http://wethersfieldhistory.org/burying-ground
 
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Mr. Charles Bulkley, Wethersfield, CT", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 24, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/tombstone-tuesday-mr-charles-bulkley.html: accessed [access date])/


Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 2016 New England Genealogy Blogger Bash

Five years ago we hosted the first New England Genealogy Blogger Bash at our home in Londonderry in August 2011 on the eve or Hurricane Irene. On that occasion, many bloggers drove home into the storm. Since then that first meeting we have had much nicer weather, also met on Cape Cod (twice!), Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Farley, Massachusetts.  We have also met up in person at the NERGC conferences every other year.



We forgot to take a group photo this time around, so multiple photos will have to do.  I'll post all the participants and their blog links below.


We had a good meeting about expanding the blogger presence at the NERGC 2017 in Springfield, Massachusetts, and explored blog books and other book publishing services.  But best of all was just the socializing, and eating! We had bloggers from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut join us.  Christine McCloud wins bragging rights for the longest drive.

It's always nice meeting up in person, instead of meeting "virtually" online.


Participating bloggers (no particular order):

Barbara Matthews  http://blog.demandinggenealogist.com/
Polly Fitzgerald Kimmett   http://pk-pollyblog.blogspot.com/
Christine McCloud   https://beautifulwatergenealogy.wordpress.com/
Tim Firkowski    http://www.thegenealogyassistant.com/
Barbara Proko   http://wilnoworcester.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Pyle Handler  http://frommainetokentucky.blogspot.com/
June Stearns Butka  https://damegussie.wordpress.com/
Jake Fletcher   https://travelyourgenealogy.com/
Dan Young  https://discoveringyourpast.wordpress.com/
Sara Campbell   http://rememberingancestors.blogspot.com/
Erica Voolich   http://genea-adventures.blogspot.com/
Heather Wilkinson Rojo   http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/


Surname Saturday ~ LOCKE of Rye, New Hampshire

The Locke Burial Ground at Locke's Neck, on Locke Road in Rye, New Hampshire

LOCKE

John Locke is a famous figure on the seacoast of New Hampshire.  His land and the family burial ground are marked with historical plaques from both the state of New Hampshire and the Locke Family Association.  His sword and scythe are on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society museum.  The history of Rye, New Hampshire has pages of information on his life, his infamous death, and his progeny. There are so many descendants that a compiled genealogy takes up two volumes, and additions and supplemental information are discussed at length every year at the annual Locke Family Reunion. This year will be the 126th annual Locke Family Reunion, “traditionally held on the third Saturday of August to commemorate the death of our progenitor, Captain John Locke” (LFA website, http://www.lockefamilyassociation.org/reunions.html )

Outside of New Hampshire, and outside of the family, John Locke is an unknown figure in American History.  So I will tell his story here in an abridged version…

John Locke is probably the son of Thomas Locke and Christina French, baptized in London at Whitechapel in 1627.  He immigrated to New Hampshire about 1644 and went to Dover, New Castle, Sagamore Creek and then in 1665 he went to Hampton (now the part that is the town of Rye).  It is thought that he framed the first meetinghouse in Portsmouth about 1645. 

The Hampton records state “John Locke Senior was killed by the Heathen in his lott at work upon 26 August 1696.  An 1801 sermon by Rev. Porter of Rye said “In 1694 John Locke being at Locke’s Neck was ambushed and killed by the Indians as he was reaping grain in his field”.  Rev. John Pike’s journal has “Lieutenant Locke was slain by the Indians at Sandy Beach, 25 August 1696”. 

In the book History and Genealogy of Captain John Locke (1627 – 1696), 1916, there is a long description of how Locke was despised by the native people for foiling several attempts to attack Hampton.  In 1696 eight native men came upon him reaping salt hay with his scythe. They mortally wounded him, but not before he cut off the nose of one of the attackers.  One of the sons witnessed the murder, and spent years searching for the Indian without a nose.  Several grandsons are credited with avenging the death of Captain Locke by murdering an Indian (with or without a nose)

I descend from the oldest son, John Locke, Jr. (1654 – 1733), my 8th great grandfather, who inherited his father’s land at Locke’s Neck.  He sold all his land to his son, John, my 7th great grandfather.  Locke’s Neck is now a very expensive neighborhood in Rye, with beautiful waterfront properties, and it’s entrance is graced by the two memorial plaques to Captain John Locke.  This last John Locke had a wife, Sarah, and seven children.  Sarah and four of the children all died in 1736 in the throat distemper epidemic (diphtheria).  The maiden names of the Elizabeth (my 8th great grandmother) and Sarah (my 7th great grandmother) are both unknown. 

More LOCKE resources:

The Locke Family Association:  http://www.lockefamilyassociation.org/  

A previous blog post "He Cut Off an Indian's Nose with his Scythe!"  posted on July 6, 2012 -   http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/07/john-locke-he-cut-off-indians-nose-with.html   

History and Genealogy of Captain John Locke (1627 – 1696) of Portsmouth and Rye, New Hampshire and His Descendants, by Arthur H. Locke, 1916, Heritage Books reprint 2003, 2 Volumes.

The History of Hampton, N.H., by Joseph Dow, 2 Volumes

A previous blog post about the Locke Burial Ground, Rye, New Hampshire
http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2013/07/tombstone-tuesday-locke-burial-ground.html  

My LOCKE lineage:

Generation 1:  John Locke, born about 1627 in England, died 26 August 1696 in Rye, New Hampshire; married about 1652 to Elizabeth Berry, daughter of William Berry and Jane Unknown.  She was born about 1636 and died after 1708.  Eleven children.

Generation 2:  John Locke, born 1654 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, died after 1733; married about 1677 to Elizabeth Unknown.  She died 12 November 1734 in Rye, New Hampshire.  Seven children.

Generation 3:  John Locke, born 1683, died about 1774; married Sarah Unknown.  She died 1736.  Seven children (four died with their mother in 1736- of diptheria).

Generation 4: Richard Locke, born 28 July 1720 in Rye, died 15 May 1804; married about 1745 to Elizabeth Garland, the daughter of John Garland and Elizabeth Dearborn.  She was born 13 March 1724 in Rye, and died 1818.  Eleven children.

Generation 5: Simon Locke, born September 1770 in Rye, died 31 July 1863 in Rye; married first on 14 February 1792 in Greenland, New Hampshire to Abigail Mace, daughter of Ithamar Mace and Rachel Berry.  She was born 1 February 1767 in Rye, and died 18 February 1803.  Seven children.  He married second on 10 November 1803 in Rye to Elizabeth Locke Allen, the daughter of Jude Allen and Dorcas Marden. Eight more children!

Generation 6: Captain Richard Locke, born 1794 in Rye, died 23 March 1864 in Chichester, New Hampshire; married first on 21 October 1823 in Chichester to Margaret Welch.  She was born about 1796 in Kittery, Maine, and died 1 March 1860 in Chichester.  Four children. 

Generation 7: Abigail M. Locke, born 10 September 1825 in South Boston, Massachusetts, died 15 January 1888 in Chichester; married on 7 September 1845 in South Boston to George E. Batchelder, son of Jonathan Batchelder and Nancy Thompson.  He was born 13 August 1822 in Chichester, and died 3 April 1848 in Chichester.  Two children.

Generation 8: George E. Batchelder m. Mary Katharine Emerson
Generation 9: Carrie Maude Batchelder m. Joseph Elmer Allen
Generation 10: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Surname Saturday ~ LOCKE of Rye, New Hampshire",  Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 21, 2016,  (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/surname-saturday-locke-of-rye-new.html: accessed [access date]).