Friday, November 29, 2019

December 2019 Genealogy and Local History Calendar

For last minute updates, see the “Nutfield Genealogy” Facebook page at this link:    Please send new events to me by commenting here at the end of this post, or email


December 3, Tuesday, 6pm, Black & Pink: The Records of Prison Activism and Boton’s LGBTQ Community, at the History Project, 29 Stanhope Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Receptions at 6pm. Reading at 6:30. Free to the public, but tickets are required through Eventbrite.

December 4, Wednesday, 6pm, Henry Beston’s Cape Cod, at the Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon, First Floor.  Henry Beston’s book “The Outermost House” inspired the national seashore on Cape Cod.  Presented by author and newspaper editor Don Wilding. Free to the public.

December 5, Thursday, 6pm, A History of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, at the Lincoln Public Library, 22 Church Street, Lincoln, New Hampshire. Presented by John Gfroer. Free to the public.

December 6, Friday, 7pm, Huzzah! Tavern Nights!  At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, 306 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets at  Boston’s only colonial tavern experience!  Revel with Sam Adams, John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy, and other prominent Bostonians. 

December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, 40th Annual Candlelight Stroll at Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Stroll from house to historic house, meet costumed role players and performers.  Complimentary refreshments and hot apple cider. Traditional hearth cooking demonstrations, crafts, and winter projects for kids.  Tickets at

December 7, Saturday, 10:30am, American Girl Doll Tea Party, at the Millyard Museum, 300 Bedford Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. $10 per person includes tour, lunch and a craft. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by calling 603-622-7531 or go online at  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

December 7 and 14, Saturday, seatings at 11am and 2pm, Colonial Holiday Tea, at the American Independence Museum’s Folsom Tavern at 164 Water Street, Exeter, New Hampshire. All ages welcome, no highchairs available. Reservations required.  

December 7, Saturday, 10am – 4pm, Living History Event: The Noble Train Begins, at Fort Ticonderoga, 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.  Relive Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepares to move cannons from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation in 1776.  Included with admission to the fort.

December 8, Sunday, 11am - 4pm, Lexington Tea Burning, at the Buckman Tavern, Lexington, Massachusetts.  All day event, free to the public.  An annual re-enactment with musket drills, interpretive programs, and music by fife and drum corps.  The tea will be burned at 1:30pm.  Take advantage of the free admission to see the new #Alarmed! exhibit on its final day.  

December 8, Sunday, 1pm, Irish Christmas in America with Oisin MacDiarmada and Seamus Begley, at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England, 200 New Boston Road, Canton, Massachusetts.  Tickets $30 in advance, or $35 on the night

December 8, Sunday, 3pm, Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares, at the Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Avenue, Keene, New Hampshire.  Presented as part of the Nathan E. Cohen Lecture Series, this one hour illustrated presentation introduces us to Jennie powers of New Hampshire, who used her camera to document animal cruelty, family violence, and wide-spread poverty in the Monadnock Region from the 1890s- 1920s.  Free to the public.

December 10, Tuesday, 5:15pm, Who was One-Eyed Sarah?, at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Tickets at   Free to the public, but registration required. Presented by Gabriel Loiacono of the University of Wisconsin and by Cornelia Dayton of the University of Connecticut.  This essay considers the life of the indigenous nurse in early nineteenth century Providence, Rhode Island.

December 14, Saturday, 10:30am, Recording the Past for the Future, at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main Street, Marlborough, Massachusetts.  Sponsored by the Middlesex Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists.  Presented by Dave Robison.  See this link for more information:

December 14, Saturday, 11am, Mayflower Anniversary- Essex England: Home of the Mayflower?, at the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Bristol Chapter meeting at the Somerset Public Library, 1464 Country Street (Route 138), Somerset, Massachusetts.  Business meeting at 11am, presentation at noon. Free to the public. Presented by Linda MacIver.

December 16, Monday, 6:30pm, The 246th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Pary Reenactment, hosted by the Boston Tea Pary Ships and Museum and the Old South Meeting House. Ticket holders can join a colonial meeting at Old South Meeting House at 6:30pm, then join the crowds outside as the Town Crier brings news to the streets (Free to the public), and at 7:30 the public is invited to parade through the streets down to Griffin’s Wharf to destroy the tea!  At 8pm the public is invited to line the shores of Boston Harbor and watch as the “Sons of Liberty” toss the tea from the brig Beaver. (Free to the public with reserved seats for ticket holders). Tickets at this link:

December 17, Tuesday, 6:30pm, The Real Witches of New Hampshire, at the Lane Memorial Library, Hampton, New Hampshire. Join Justine Paradis of NH Public Radio and historian Tricia Peone as they discuss witchcraft in New Hampshire.  Listen also to the 3 part series on witches in the Granite State on NHPR, too.  Free to the public. 

December 18, Wednesday, 7:30pm, Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: Slavery in New England, at the Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George Street, Medford, Massachusetts. Historian Jared Hardesty will speak about his new book. $10 for non-members. This is a repeat of the program for October 17th.

December 21, Saturday, 2pm, The Real History of Christmas in New England, at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, 1 Armory Square, Springfield, Massachusetts.  Presented by Dennis Picard. Seating is limited. Please call the museum to reserve your spot.

Future events:

March 14, 2020, Saturday, History Camp Boston, at Suffolk University Law School. 

April 4-5, The 2020 Massachusetts Genealogical Council Seminar:  Origins and Destinations, at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, Lowell, Massachusetts. 

May 1 – 4, Salem Ancestry Days, at Salem, Massachusetts. Do you have ancestors from Salem, Massachusetts? This will be a weekend of lectures, tours and research. More information will be posted soon at 

May 21, Thursday, noon – 5pm, Welcome Home, Mayflower II, at Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Come celebrate the return of the newly restored Mayflower II to her home berth in Plymouth harbor.  The celebrations will continue all Memorial Day weekend.

April 14, 2021 – April 17, 2021, NERGC 2021 (The New England Regional Genealogical Conference), at the Mass Mutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

My Mayflower Passenger Ancestors

Happy Thanksgiving!

It seems that folks are taking time to post their Mayflower lines on blogs and Facebook this week as a new meme for the Thanksgiving holiday.  This will be a fun way to compare lineages and find new cousins!

Here are my own lineages in alphabetical order with Mayflower passengers in bold:

Isaac Allerton(abt 1586 – 1659)and Mary Norris (1587 – 1621-died during  the “starving time” in the first winter on Cape Cod)
Remember Allerton (abt 1614 – 1656) and Moses Maverick
Abigail Maverick and Samuel Ward
Martha Ward and John Tuthill
Martha Tuthill and Mark Haskell
Lucy Haskell and Jabez Treadwell
Nathaniel Treadwell and Mary Hovey
Jabez Treadwell and Betsey Jillings Homan
Eliza Ann Treadwell and Abijah Hitchings
Abijah Franklin Hitchings and Hannah Eliza Lewis
Arthur Treadwell Hitchings and Florence Etta Hoogerzeil
Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (my maternal grandparents)

Edward Doty (abt 1599 – 1635) and Faith Clark
Desire Doty and Alexander Standish
Desire Standish and Nathan Weston
Nathan Weston and Hannah Everson
Zadoc Weston and Mary Clements
Matilda Weston and Joseph Edwin Healey
Mary Etta Healey and Peter Hoogerzeil
Florence Etta Hoogerzeil and Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (my maternal grandparents)

John Tilley (abt 1571- 1620) and Joan Hurst (abt 1568 – 1621) both died in “starving time”
Elizabeth Tilley (1607 – 1687) and John Howland (1592 – 1673)
Hope Howland and John Chipman
Hannah Chipman and Thomas Huckins
Hope Huckins and Benjamin Hamblin
Hannah Hamblin and Jonathan Crosby
Ebenezer Crosby and Elizabeth Robinson
Rebecca Crosby and Comfort Haley
Joseph Edwin Healey and Matilda Weston
Mary Etta Healey and Peter Hoogerzeil
Florence Etta Hoogerzeil and Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (my maternal grandparents)

John Tilley (abt 1571- 1620) and Joan Hurst (abt 1568 – 1621) both died in “starving time”
Elizabeth Tilley (1607 – 1687) and John Howland (1592 – 1673)
Desire Howland and John Gorham
Desire Gorham and John Hawes
Elizabeth Hawes and Thomas Daggett
Elizabeth Daggett and John Butler
Keziah Butler and Samuel Osborn
Samuel Osborn and Sarah Wass
Sarah Osborn and Charles Skinner
Ann Skinner and Thomas Ratchford Lyons
Isabella Lyons and Rev. Ingraham Ebenezer Bill
Caleb Rand Bill and Ann Margaret Bollman
Isabella Lyons Bill and Albert Munroe Wilkinson
Donald Munroe Wilkinson and Bertha Louise Roberts (my paternal grandparents)

George Soule ( abt 1593 – 1680) and Mary Beckett
John Soule and Rebecca Simonson
 Rebecca Soule and Edmund Weston
Nathan Weston and Desire Standish
Nathan Weston and Hannah Everson
Zadoc Weston and Mary Clements
Matilda Weston and Joseph Edwin Healey
Mary Etta Healey and Peter Hoogerzeil
Florence Etta Hoogerzeil and Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (my maternal grandparents)

Captain Myles Standish (abt 1584 – 1656) and Barbara Unknown
Alexander Standish and Desire Doty
Desire Standish and Nathan Weston
Nathan Weston and Hannah Everson
Zadoc Weston and Mary Clements
Matilda Weston and Joseph Edwin Healey
Mary Etta Healey and Peter Hoogerzeil
Florence Etta Hoogerzeil and Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Gertrude Matilda Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (my maternal grandparents)

For information about Mayflower passengers online see Caleb Johnson’s Mayflower History at

For information about the Mayflower Society see this link: 


To cite/link to this blog post: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "My Mayflower Passenger Ancestors", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 27, 2019, ( accessed [access date]). 

Monday, November 25, 2019

2019 New Hampshire Thanksgiving Proclamation and Turkey Pardon

This morning, at the Executive Council meeting in the New Hampshire statehouse in Concord, Governor Christopher Sununu proclaimed the Thanksgiving holiday for 2019.  Also, following the Thanksgiving Proclamation ceremony, he pardoned a turkey. 

Ten members of the New Hampshire Mayflower Society
with Governor Chris Sununu

The Governor, Executive Council and New Hampshire Mayflower Society

Governor Rojo and Governor Sununu

Governor Chris Sununu, the NH Attorney General, and
the Executive Council all voted on pardoning this suspicious character,
at turkey from Sanbornton, New Hampshire. 

"Joanna" the turkey received a full pardon

New Hampshire Mayflower Society Governor Rojo with the 2019 Thanksgiving Proclamation

The Thanksgiving Proclamation reads:

The State of New Hampshire By His Excellency Christopher T. Sununu, Governor and the Honorable Executive Council

A Proclamation

In the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Nineteen  THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019

WHEREAS, in the autumn of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate the plentiful harvest they reaped following their first winter in North America; and

WHEREAS, the first national Thanksgiving Day, proclaimed by President George Washington, Was November 26, 1789, and President Abraham Lincoln, proclaimed the first annual national holiday in 1863, establishing the date as the last Thursday of November at the behest of nationally celebrated editor and author, and daughter of New Hampshire, Sarah Josepha Hale; and

WHEREAS, on Thanksgiving Day, New Hampshire citizens and all Americans come together to enjoy the fellowship of family and friends with a feast that symbolizes the many blessings of our lives, and

WHEREAS, while Thanksgiving is a time to gather in a spirit of gratitude with family, friends, and neighbors, it is also an opportunity to serve others and to share our blessings with those in need; and

WHEREAS, as citizens we pause to consider our good fortunes, and are especially mindful of the heroic men and women who serve and have served our country;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTOPHER T. SUNUNU, GOVERNOR, of the State of New Hampshire, do hereby proclaim, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 as THANKSGIVING DAY in the State of New Hampshire, and call this day to the attention of all citizens.

Given at the Executive Council Chamber, this 25th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, two thousand nineteen, and of the independence of the United Sates of America, two hundred forty-three. 

See the turkey pardon here from WMUR TV:

One of our junior members was also on a video!  See Sophie Morrow interviewed here:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "2019 New Hampshire Thanksgiving Proclamation and Turkey Pardon",  Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 25, 2019, ( accessed [access date]). 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

TAYLOR of Nutfield (now Derry, New Hampshire) ~ Surname Saturday


This family sketch is published here for the Nutfield 300th Anniversary.  The Taylor family also settled early in Nutfield (now Derry, New Hampshire) from Northern Ireland.  It is similar to the "First 16 Families" sketches which you can read at this link:

Some of this information is shared from the “Descendants of Mathew and Janet Taylor” Facebook Group, with help from descendants Betty Taylor Aube and Pat Taylor. For more information, please contact the Taylor Family Association (see below).   There are files available with much more family information, including a complete family history and 13 generations of descendants, at the Facebook group link below.  

Matthew Taylor, born about 1690 in Ireland, died on 26 January 1770 in Londonderry, New Hampshire (now the town of Derry).  He was married about 1720 to Janet (whose maiden name was possibly Wilson or a Dickey?).  She was born about 1705 in Ireland and died about after 22 January 1770 in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  They came to New England on the ship The Wolf. 

In 1729 he was elected as hayward
In 1731 he was part of a committee to find a second minister for the Presbyterian church
In 1732 Matthew Taylor bought Governor Wentworth’s land
In 1736 he witnessed the will of John Morison, Sr.
In 1737 he was elected constable
In 1755 he was elected as tithingman

Matthew Taylor and Janet had ten children:

     1.       John, born 22 Sept 1721 at sea, died 1787; married Margaret Dickey

     2.        Eleanor, born 19 January 1724 in Londonderry and died 1 May 1781 in Truro, Nova Scotia; married about 1743 in Londonderry to Samuel Archibald, son of John Archibald and Margaret Unknown.  He was born 1719 in Ireland and died 15 July 1774 in Truro.  Their children: Matthew (married Janet Fisher), Janet (married John Hinckley), David (married Jean Miller), Agness Nancy (married John Matthew Taylor), Samuel (married 1st Nancy Clayton, 2nd Margaret Archibald), Margaret, John,  James, Robert, Elizabeth, Martha and Eleanor.

     3.       Agnes, born 6 March 1725, in Londonderry, died 17 April 1747; married Deacon Samuel Fisher.

     4.       Capt. Matthew, born 30 October 1727 in Londonderry and died 22 January Truro, Nova Scotia; married about 1751 in Londonderry to Elizabeth Archibald, sister to Samuel Archibald (above) and daughter of John Archibald and Margaret Wilson.  She was born 20 January 1726 in Londonderry and died 4 November 1809 in East River Saint Mary’s, Nova Scotia. Their children:  James, born 1754 in Truro, Nova Scotia, and died 27 January 1834 in Maugerville, New Brunswick married to Rebecca Bartlett (daughter of Richard Bartlett and Mary Robinson) and had six children; John Matthew (married his cousin Agness also known as Nancy – see above); Janet (married David McKean); Robert (married Mehitable Wilson); David (married Eleanor Archibald); Archibald (married 1st Jennet Blair, 2nd Mary MacDonald); William (married 1st Margaret McCurdy, 2nd Hannah Ryder) was born 7 November 1771 in Truro, Nova Scotia and died about 1840 in Shezzetcook, Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia.

     5.       Jannet, born 10 June 1731 in Londonderry, died 23 December 1768 in Londonderry; married first to Joseph Finley; married second to John Anderson.  She is buried at the Old Hill Cemetery in Londonderry, New Hampshire. 

     6.       William, born 23 March 1732/3 in Londonderry and died 1795 in Augusta, Oneida County, New York; married Elizabeth “Betsey” Grimes in 1756.  Their child: Mary (married Capt. John Gregg).  William served as a private in Captain Joshua Abbott’s company of Colonel John Stark’s regiment from April 24 – August 1775 (three months and fifteen days).  He was also a private in Captain Joseph Dearborn’s company. 

     7.       David Taylor, born 10 August in Londonderry, died after 1790; married Margaret Kelsey

     8.       Adam Taylor, born 15 August 1737 in Londonderry, died 13 April 1806; married Mary Cunningham.  He is buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire. 

     9.       Martha, born 15 August 1739; died 1770.

   10.   Samuel, born 1745 in Londonderry, died 1 June 1803; married first to Sarah Fisher; married second to Eunice Lancaster.  He is buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire. 

A descendant of this family, Robert Taylor, built the 200 year old "Up and Down Sawmill" on Island Pond Road in Derry, New Hampshire.  This sawmill has been preserved and maintained by the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation and is part of the New Hampshire State Park system at Ballard State Forest in Derry. Robert Taylor bought the property in 1799 and the current building dates from 1805. The land and sawmill were donated to the state in 1953 by Ernest R. Ballard. You can read more about this sawmill at these links:  and at

There is also a Taylor Public Library in East Derry, established in 1878 from a $1000 bequest from the estate of Emma and Harriet Taylor.  You can watch a sort video about the history of this library at this link:

For more information:

The Taylor Family Association on Facebook 

Musquodoboit Pioneers: A Record of Seventy Families, Their Homesteads and Genealogies 1780-1980,  by Jennie Reid (Volume 1, Hantsport, NS, 1980).

A former blog post about the Taylor sawmill:    

Another blog post with photos and story of the 2011 Taylor Family Reunion in East Derry:


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "TAYLOR of Nutfield (now Derry, New Hampshire) ~ Surname Saturday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 23, 2019, ( accessed [access date]).

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Another Mermaid Weathervane!

Today's weathervane was found in an antique shop in Northwood, New Hampshire, along the famous "Antique Alley" on Route 4 from Concord to the Lee Traffic Circle (near the seacoast).

We usually don't photograph weathervanes found indoors, except for a few museum we have visited. This mermaid and dolphin weathervane was so unusual that we made an exception!  This very crowded antique shop made it difficult to get a photo, but I think you can see how detailed this three dimensional weathervane appears.

This weathervane was spotted in the back barn of the R. S. Butler's Trading Company store, which is the big pink farmhouse on Route 4.   Antique Alley (Route 4 in Lee, Chichester, Northwood, Nottingham, Epsom and Concord, New Hampshire) is home to over 20 antique shops and is New England's oldest antiquing trail.

For the truly curious:

R. S. Butler's Trading Company website: 

New Hampshire's Antique Alley website:

Antique Alley on Facebook: 

Click here to see over 400 other weathervanes featured on "Weathervane Wednesday":

Click here to see several more mermaid weathervanes: 


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Another Mermaid Weathervane!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 20, 2019, ( accessed [access date]).

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Aghadowey Rural Kinship Visits Nutfield

Recently about a dozen folks from Northern Ireland visited Nutfield and New England.  The members of the Aghadowey Rural Kinship are a group who promote the history and culture of the Aghadowey area, where Rev. James MacGregor originated, and many members of his flock who came to Nutfield in 1719.  They took a short "pilgrimage" to visit Nutfield (Londonderry and Derry, New Hampshire), Boston, Salem, and Maine.

After a nice potluck dinner at the Derry First Parish Church, I had the pleasure of giving a short talk to our Irish visitors about recent genealogy projects in Nutfield.  This was followed by a presentation by Michelle Knight McQuillen from Aghadowey, who also presented several gifts to Rev. Deborah Roof.    Derry residents Linda Harvey and Paul Lindemann also addressed the residents from Ireland.

Michelle Knight-McQuillen presents a sketch of Aghadowey
to Rev. Roof of Derry's First Parish Church

Paul Lindemann
During their stay in New England the group from Aghadowey also visited Londonderry to tour the Morrison House Museum and to attend a ceremony at the Londonderry Presbyterian Church honoring the 300th anniversary.  They visited the Casco Bay region of Maine where the Scots Irish first wintered in New England in 1718 and 1719 before coming to Nutfield in April 1719.

Our Irish cousins with the staff at the Derry Municipal Center

For the Truly Curious:

The Aghadowey Rural Kinship Facebook page: 

October 28, Derry News article "Founded in Faith"


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "The Aghadowey Rural Kinship Visits Nutfield", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 19, 2019, ( accessed [access date]).

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Philo, Illinois Honor Roll

These photos and transcription were sent to me by Dean Reinhart of the Veterans Memorial in Philo, Illinois (Philo Township, Champaign County, Illinois).   The names are in alphabetical order, but are not separated by the name of the conflict or chronological order. 

Adams, Grant B. WWII Burr, John R. WWII
Anders, B. Franklin WWI Burr, Larry D. VN
Anders, Samuel L. WWI Burr, Paul E. WWII
Asklund, Kenneth WWII Burr, Robert D. WWII
Barnes, Russell Albert VN Burton, Clarence J. WWII
Bates, James M. WWII Butler, Richard J. VN
Bates, Wayne T. WWII *Byrd, William D. WWII
Boles, Delbert E. WWII Cain, Francis H. WWII
*Boles, Ernest E. WWII Cain, John L. WWII
Boles, Gernon F. WWII Cain, William A. KOR
Bowen, John VN Carter, Donald L. VN
Bowers, Edward Francis WWII Cekander, Chas. E. WWII
Brand, Thurman K. WWII Christian, Frederick Eugene KOR
Bray, James E. KOR Brand, Robert Irven
Brazelton, George W. KOR *Clark, Kenneth J. WWII
Brazelton, Jerry A. KOR Clark, Kermit M. WWII
Brazelton, Jewell L. KOR, VN Clark, Oliver W. WWII
Brazelton, John D. VN Clennon, Cecil F. WWII
Brazelton, Joseph E. WWII Clennon, John V. WWII
Breen, William F. WWII Clennon, LawrenceT. WWI
Brewer, Kenneth I. WWII Clennon, Leo J. WWII
Buddie, Fred C. WWII Clennon, William F. WWII
Burr, Billy D. KOR Clevenger, Roy M. WWII
Collowhill, Marie Anne WWII, KOR Gorman, William J. KOR
Conley, Mary Kay Craven Grove, L. Bernard KOR
Cox, John A. WWII Grove, Robert W. KOR
Craven, Bradford C. VN Grove, William E. VN
Craven, Fred C. KOR Grothe, Paul WWI
Crump, Robert W. VN Guiney, Robert KOR
Daly, John Phillip Hale, Robert M. KOR
Daly, Chas. B. WWII Hall, Francis C. WWII
Daly, John J. WWII Hamer, Earl L. KOR
Daly, Joseph “Tater” OIF Hamilton, James P. VN
Daly, Leo F. Jr. KOR Happ, Donald L. KOR
Daly, Levi James OIF Harris, Richard W.
Davis, John M. WWII Healy, John VN
Decker, Alvin L. WWII, KOR Freeland, Kenneth W. KOR
Decker, Herman N. WWI Iberg, Mary E. VN
Decker, Maurice F. KOR Koeberlein, Clarence J. KOR
Deem, Thomas E. DS Lawhead, Timothy L.
Dennis, George E. WWII Hosteny, Thomas J. VN
Dennis, Robert J. WWII Hughes, James A. VN
Dilley, Charles E. WWI Ivey, Maurice WWII
Dilley, Collins WWII *Jackson, Paul V. WWII
Dilley, Edward W. WWII Jones, Melvin L. WWII
Dilley, Owen WWII Jones, Richard E. KOR
Dilley, William K. WWII Jones, Robert J. WWII
Ditullio, James J. WWII Kamerer, Barry A. VN
Doss, William D. WWII Kamerer, Richard Farwell WWII
Ducey, Gerald J. WWII Kelley, F. Anthony VN
Ducey, Williams G. WWII Kelley, Howard R. WWII, KOR, VN
Elkins, Stephen B. VN Kibler, George D. VN
Ellars, Harley E. KOR Kirby, Dale E. VN
Ellars, Harley M. WWI Kirby, Kenneth P. VN
Ellars, James W. KOR Kleinmeyer, Willard KOR
Ennis, Edward W. WWII Kreinhop, Paul E. KOR
Evans, Harold M. WWII Lafenhagen, Charles L. WWI
Evans, James F. KOR Lafenhagen, Glen H. KOR
Fehrenbacher, Gerald D. WWII Lauchner, Julian Hawthorne WWII
Fehrenbacher, P. T. WWI Legue, Chester R. WWII
Fiscus, Walter M. WWII Little, Harold J. WWII
Fisher, Kenneth W. WWII Lovingfoss, Fred F. WWI
Fluck, Martin C. KOR Lovingfoss, Robert B. WWII
Franks, David Lyle KOR Lueth, James M. “Mike” VN
Franks, F. Max KOR Lux, Henry WWII
Franks, Joseph R. KOR Mabis, Harvey C. WWII
Franks, Richard M. VN Mast, Clarence N. KOR
Gavel, Nathan S. DS Mast, Paul E. KOR
Godsell, John T. Jr. KOR May, Arthur F. WWI
Godsell, William E. May, Charles F. WWI
Gorman, James F. WWII May, Harold H. WWI
Gorman, Maurice WWII May, William F. WWI
McClennan, Donald F. WWII Plotner, Clarence E. WWII
McCloskey, Lyle D. WWII Plotner, Harold C. WWII
McCloskey, M. L. Jr. WWII Plotner, Paul E. KOR
McCloskey, Roy P. WWII Plotner, Authur F. KOR
McCormick, Thomas P. WWII Proehl, Carl W. WWII
McFall, Raymond C. WWII Proehl, Paul D. WWII
McHenry, Harold E. WWII Rahn, Dale L. VN
McKeon, Roger T. KOR Rash, Timothy B.
McKinney, Charges C. WWII Ray, David R. WWII
McMahon, Thomas WWII Ray, Franklin J. WWII
McMahon, Thomas W. KOR Ray, Joseph W. WWII
Meharry, George F. WWII Reed, Ralph J. WWI
Meharry, Jesse D. WWII Rennels, Donald E. VN
Meharry, John F. WWII Rennels, Robert W. VN
Melohn, Donald F. WWII Reynar, Carmen WWII
Melohn, Henry J. WWI Rice, Nathan L. WWI
Melton, Leo VanBuren VN, KOR Rice, Richard T. KOR
Miller, Roy D. WWII Rice Robert B. KOR
Miller, Donald G. WWII Riggs, Emil G. WWII
Miller, Earl V. WWII Ring, Paul E. WWII
Miller, Robert J. KOR Ring, Vernon E. WWII
Miller, Robert J. WWI Roberts, Cloyde N., Jr. KOR
Miner, Thomas D. WWII Rubenacher, Paul L. WWII
Mitchell, Francis E. WWII Rubenacher, Robert G. WWII
Mitchell, John Jr. WWII Rubenacher, William T. WWII
Mitsdarfer, Edmund F. KOR Rusher, Donald KOR
Moenkhaus, Herbert WWII Rusher, Robert D. KOR
Mooney, John D. WWII Grenda, Robert T.
Mooney, Mark M. WWII Johnson-Jacobsen, Jessica L. OEF
Moore, Wm. C. WWII Norton, Jason D. DS
Mumm, Howard E. WWII Sandwell, Richard E. WWII
Olson, Mervyn Lee KOR Sandwell, Walter J. WWII
O’Neill, Albert J. WWII Schlorff,, Wilbur R. WWII
O’Neill Dennis VN Schmidt, Donald E. KOR
O’Neill, Edmund V. WWII Schotz, Gerald M.
O’Neill, John D. KOR Schumacher, John C. KOR
O’Neill, Raymond WWII Sexton, Ron R. KOR
O’Neill, Wm. C. WWII Shafer, Charles A. WWII
Ordel, Fred E. WWII Shirley, Howard J. WWI
Ordel, Harold F. WWII Silver, Duane W. KOR
Mantell, Susan K. OEF Silver, E. Wallace WWI
Moore, Lee E. Silver, Frank W. KOR
Mumm, Howard H. WWII Silver, John D. WWII
Perry, Delbert E., Sr. WWII
d Silver, Robert J. KOR
Rash, Virgil P. KOR Silver, Walter F. KOR
Reed, Dan E. VN Simmer, Roscoe L. KOR
Patterson, John F. WWII Smalley, Leroy E. WWII
Patterson, Robert C. WWII Smith, Delbert W. WWII
Penman, Augusta WWI Smith, Gerald O. WWII
Penny, Vernon R. WWI Wilson, Harold M. WWII
Peters, Arthur W. WWII Wilson, Henry H. WWII
Peters, Elmer R. WWII Wilson, James A. WWII
Phelps, James K. WWII Wilson, William WWI
Phelps, Wayne KOR Wingfield, Raymond O. WWII
Smith, James F. WWII Witt, Richard A. VN
Smith, John C. WWI Woodworth, Lawrence D. WWII
Smith, Lowell J. WWII Woolsey, Estel Carl WWII
Smith, Lowell W. WWI Wubben, Kenneth E. VN
Smith, Russell E. VN Gorman, Martin KOR
Smith, Wilbert W. WWII Rubenacher, James J. WWII
Stearns, Richard W. WWII Foltz, Delbert J. WWII
Stewart, Charles R. WWI
*Stone, Harold A. VN
Storm, William F. VN
Tarrant, Ray WWI
Tatman, James C. WWII
Taylor, Robert E. KOR
Terven, Dale E. WWII
Thinnes, Charles J. WWII
Thinnes, Mary Florence WWII
Thomas, Harold H., Jr. VN
Sollers, Charles E. WWII, KOR
Wetmore, Kenneth R. KOR
Thomas, Harold Hunt Sr. WWII
Towner, Cecil F. WWII
Traxler, Carol J. VN
Trost, Herbert WWI
Trost, Herbert J. WWII
Trost, Howard WWI
Trowbridge, Milton F. WWII
Vermillion, Joe B. KOR
Walker, David VN
Walker, Kyle D. OIF
*Wall, Wilbert WWII
Warfel, Fred E. WWII
Warren, Homer F. WWII
Warren, John Franklin VN
Werts, Fred D. WWII
Werts, Howard P. KOR
Westendorf, Phillip WWI
White, Noble F. WWII
*Whitt, James E. VN, MIA
Wicklund, Romayne C. KOR
Williams, Kenneth KOR
Williams, Martin F. WWII
Wilson, Arthur M. WWI
Wilson, Carl E. WWII
Wilson, Fred P. WWII

Pawcatuck and Westerly, Rhode Island Honor Rolls

These photographs and transcriptions were sent to me by Lawrence Hunter of Connecticut.  He said: "The Towns of Westerly, Rhode Island and Pawcatuck, CT have a joint Veterans memorial to honor those who lost their lives doing WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The memorial is located on the Westerly, RI side of the bridge that connects the two towns via Rte 1. The memorial is in Chronological order of their deaths and does not identify which town they are from."

World War II
Greenwood, James
Berger, Howard C.
Weall, Carlton Jr
Sinclair, Arthur
Lipinski, Stanley
Sullivan, Harold F.
Guarino, James
Amancio, Manuel Jr
Matos, Marion F.
Nowakowski, John Jr
McIninch, Bernard I.
Unkuri, Richard M.
Strafach, Natale N.
Christina, Rosario M.
Martin, Joseph L.
Turano, George A.
Sanschagrin, Nelson, G.
Chinigo, James R.
Ferguson, Charles W.
Johnson, George A.
Howard, Harold G.
MacKenzie, James S.
Doherty, James A.
Fitzpatrick, John H. Jr
Latham, Walter
Ledward, William Jr
Mast, Ewald A.
Thompson, Allan L.
Fortin, Joseph O.
Coyle, Edward F. Jr
Dion, John W.
Harman, Charles Jr
LoPriore, James R.
Grills, John E.
Boumenot, John E.
Long, Henry J.
O`Neil, Robert E.
Greene, Rodman T.
Parry, Edward
Donohue, Richard F.
Collins, George D.
Payne, Donald F.
Tate, Frank C.
Shea, Francis C.
Shea, Gerald A.
Falcone, Anthony L.
Falcone, Natale E.
Mochetti, Lido R.
Castagna, Louis E.
Vocatura, Peter P.
Emilio, James V.
Panciera, Louis Jr
Culotta, Dominic P.
O`Neil, Grant P.
Cappuccio, Pasquale
Aldrich, Frank

Korean Conflict:
Robinson, Donald W.
Choquette, Arthur G Jr
Barr, J. Lindsey
Gaccione, Louis R.
Chase, Howard F. Jr
Harkness, Harry E.

Vietnam Conflict:
Myllymaki, Carl W. III
Gallagher, William J. Jr
James, Edward A.
LaBrecque, William F.
Miller, Robert T.
Wright, Herman W. O. Jr
Jalbert, David
Nigrelli, Thomas L.
Richard, S. Desillier

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Teeny Tiny Weathervane

This tiny weathervane measures about three inches across...

This weathervane isn't on a historic building or even outdoors!  It is located on the dollhouse I built in the 1970s as a teenaged girl.  Just recently I installed this cupola and running horse weathervane.  I thought it was appropriate for my little farmhouse style dollhouse.


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~  A Teeny Tiny Weathervane", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 13, 2019, ( accessed [access date]).

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New Archaeological Finds at Plymouth, Massachusetts

Dr. David B. Landon of the Fiske Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Massachusetts Boston leads the Archaeological Field School in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  For eight summers this project has excavated around downtown Plymouth and Burial Hill for evidence of the early Plymouth settlement.  They have uncovered structural remains dating from the early 17th century that appear to be part of the early Plymouth Colony.

At a presentation to the Chairman's Society of Plimoth Plantation last month we heard more about this exciting excavation, and saw evidence of both Wampanoag and English settlement, as well as the first evidence of post holes for a palisade wall around the edge of Burial Hill.  This was very interesting, as well as captivating to the whole audience.  He also described artifacts of interest including pottery from Europe, as well as Wampanoag pottery.

These digs have shown that the Pilgrim settlement along Leyden Street, Market Square, and Burial Hill are exactly where historians have described them as being located.  They also show the inter-dependence between the native Wampanoag and English settlers.

A guided tour by Dr. David Landon was held on Saturday, October 5th of Burial Hill and the archaeological dig areas. There was an event at Plimoth Plantation on October 17, part of the Lunch & Learn series, where the latest results of the seventh year of archaeological research were presented to the public.  On Wednesday October 30th Dr. Landon also spoke at Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth on "The Plymouth Colony House on Burial Hill: New Evidence from the 2019 Excavations".  He also spoke at the Plymouth Public Library on Tuesday, November 10th, and at Assumption College in Worcester on November 12th.

Keep your eyes peeled for more talks and presentations on these exciting discoveries!

For the truly curious:

UMass Boston Archaeologists Unearth Evidence of Pilgrim Settlement, November 4, 2019, Plymouth Wicked Local 

Dr. Landon at YouTube with a video "Plymouth Colony Archaeology Survey - 2019 Update" 


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "New Archaeological Finds at Plymouth, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 12, 2019, ( accessed [access date]).