Thursday, October 27, 2016

Glastonbury, Connecticut Honor Rolls

This pretty memorial in Glastonbury, Connecticut was photographed by genealogy blogger Barbara Poole.  There are honor rolls here for World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War.

1917 – 1919

Aborn, Merritt W.
Adams, Charles W.
Ahern, Matthew A.
Antos, Charles F.
Balkus, Joseph H.
Barber, George H., M.D.
Barrett, John Francis
Bartlett, Wallace E.
Behrendt, Edwin A.
Baiancolani, Joseph
Biddy, Francis Thurnell
+Bidwell, Miss Marion E.
Bidwell, Ralph S.
Biggs, Ralph J.
Blachas, Antonio
Blazensky, Frank P.
Booth, Clarence W.
Boyce, Charles
Bradley, Clifton S.
Brainard, George R.
Brainard, Nelson H.
Brock, William H.
Bronke, Raymond L.
Brown, Edward M.
Brown, Ernest M.
Bugzek, Stanley
Burkhardt, John H.
Butler, Albert E.
Caincross, William
Carini, Louis W.
Carini, Joseph
Carl, John G.
Carrier, William H. Jr.
Carter, Donald B.
Carter, Philip S.
Cavanna, George
Cavana, John
Chapman, Dwight W.
Chapman, Raymond H.
Chapman, Roswell H.
Chiembeloro, Gaetano
Clark, Frank B. Jr.
Clemmins, Joseph E.
Clen, George F.
Clen, Harry E.
Clifford, Benjamin
Cofiell, Edward E.
Connery, Edward F.
Connery, James M.
Cooley, Frederick J.
Cotter, Maurice
Crane, Harold A.
Crane, Howard L.
Curran, John R.
Davis, Elijah
Davis, Merritt A.
Dean, Philip F.
Demar, Alfred
Deming, Henry A.
Dickenson, Elmer N.
Douglas, William Curtis
Doering, William
Elliott, William G.
Emerick, Joseph S.
Ferari, Demenick
Ferraris, Victor
Fink, Frank G.
Fisher, Clair H.
Fisher, Howard C.
Fouet, George H.
Francis, Walter L.
Friend, Clifford S.
*Frost, Harry Q.
Gates, Francis T.
Georgiades, Phokion B.
Gilbert, Louis F.
Gilmack, Elmer H.
Glazier, Franklin D. W.
Gondek, John F.
*Goodale, Charles Leon
Goodrich, Joseph E.
Grant, Raymond M.
Grimshaw, George
Hall, George Capen
Hall, Sherman
Hamilton, Howard T.
Hannis, Clifford
Hansult, Louis H.
Harrigan, David Joseph
Henry, John
Higgins, Douglas N.
*Hilton, Cyrus
*Hodge, Alfred M.
Hoffman, Eugene L.
Hollister, Henry H.
Holmes, William B.
Horton, Elwood
House, Ira T.
House, Leon
House, Samuel C.
Howard, George
Hubbard, Shelton P.
Islieb, Henry
Jackson, Bernard
Jackson, George R.
Jensch, Frank
Johnson, Chester W
Kamm, Otto R.
Karbarz, Andrew
Kaspar, Frank J.
Kaspar, John W.
Killam, James B.
Kires, Frank
Klinger, Albert
Klinger, Gustave
Klinger, Herman
Kocum, Anthony
Korngiebel, Herman
Kowalsky, William
Kozicki, Felix
+Lambert, Miss Margaret
*Lambert, Paul
Lamontagne, Philip J.
Lavalette, Alfred
Lawrence, Frank J.
Ledgard, Charles E.
Limburg, Henry L.
Linger, Irving N.
Linger, Julius S.
Little, Earl K.
Little, Howard J.
Loveland, Henry C.
Lucus, Wiley
Ludwig, William E.
Lyman, Harry G.
Manning, Louis J.
Marshall, George B.
Martinak, Frank M.
*Mason, Willard B.
Matson, Charles E.
McCue, Leon F.
McIntyre, Walter J.
McIntyre, Leon F.
McLean, James M.
Megson, Albert
Megson, Harry
Milisi, Alphonso
Miller, John
Mino, Charles I.
Misterka, Michael P.
*Moore, Thomas P.
Moscala, Francis
Moseley, Henry S.
Murray, Lawrence
Nobel, Alfred
Olezasy, John J.
Ollson, Carl A.
Outrim, Earl W.
Palasay, Rudolph S.
Parker, Walter F.
Parsons, Basil M.
Pasky, Andrew J.
*Paulina, Thomas
Pease, Eugene J.
Pfau, Frank P.
Philipp, Royal D.
Pieca, Caesare
Preissner, Karl J.
Preli, Anthony
Preli, John
Preli, Modesto
Preli, Nicholas
Preli, Tito
Prentice, Thomas
Proteau, Frank
Prybison, Michael, W.
Purtil, Henry Leo
Quagliaroli, James
Raff, Paul
Raihenberg, John C.
Randel, Waldo H.
Rankin, John
Rankin, Wm. Goodrich
Raymond, Rev. F. W.
Ripley, Jay Cyril
Ripley, Lewis W.
+Ripley, Lewis W.
Rising, Gurdon
Rosa, Bartolomeo
Rocco, Louis
Roser, Conrad H.
Roser, John H.
Roser, Martin L.
Rowe, Albert T.
Ryla, John
Schmidt, Walter A.
Schonhaar, Frederick J.
Schroeder, Otto E.
Scudder, Galen F,, MD
Scudder, William W.
Seelye, Douglas S.
Sheffield,  Stanley C.
Sherman, Allen W.
Sherman, Ralston M.
Sherman, Raymond G.
Shipman, Elliott D.
Shipman, Harry
Skorupski, Clement
Solomon, Francis B.
Spark, Peter G.
Stafford, Howard E.
Stark, Joseph
Stevenson, George E.
Stevenson, Louis W.
Story, Girard H.
Swan, Robert C.
Talcott, William D.
Tennent, Harold D.
Thomas, Bernard C.
Thompson, Elmer S.
Tiffany, Henry
Treat, Clifford W.
*Treat, Everett S.
Tryon, Charles H.
+Tryon, Miss Ethel
Tucker, Lincoln E.
Turner, Buford
Turner, Leon W.
*Ubert, Jacob
Urbanec, Charles E.
Urbanec, Frank Joseph
Urbansky, Charles H.
Valdate, Joseph A.
Varni, Andrew S.
Vujs, Joseph J.
Walker, Charles F.
Walker, George E.
Weir, Julius J.
Welles, Guy B.
White, James F.
Williams, Clyde C.
William, Henry J.
Williams, Percy H.
+Williams, Miss Ruth G.
Williams, William E.
Yetter, William F.
Zabatsky, Anthony
Zaglio, Charles
Zajicek, Edwin C.
Zelvis, Charles
Zerver, William A.
Zirkenbach, Carl H.
Zurcher, Gustave W.



1941  - 1945

Andrews, Harry E.
Bembr, Steven J.
Boeris, John N.
Carl., Goodrich F.
Charberlin, Theodore L.
Connell, William W.
Comtois, Victor H.
Froncak, Charles N.
Galli, Charles
Kiesow, John B.
Kingsland, Kenneth
Kowynia, Mathew
Lewis, Francis J.
Lysik, Frederick R.
Megson, Edward H.
Miller, Dudley W.
Miner, Norman E.
Paquette, Donald R.
Paulman, Henry S.
Peau, Herbert L.
Polinick, Edward
Ramaker, Judson S.
Rocco, Sterling L.
Smyk, John
Sussman, Mervin H.
Wachter, Frank J.
Zesut, Walter J.




Russell P. Hunter, Jr.   Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
William W. Roush    Major, USA
Peter G. Moriarty   Captain, USAF


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Glastonbury, Connecticut Honor Rolls", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 27, 2016,  ( accessed [access date]). 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

University of Durham Team Is Reaching Out to the Descendants of 17th Century Scottish Prisoners

The Scottish Prisoners of War research team from the University of Durham, UK

Last night in Saugus, Massachusetts a group of ordinary Americans met up to discuss an archaeological dig in Durham, England.  What did these folks have in common?  Not a common interest in archaeology per se,  but each one had an ancestor who had been forcibly brought to New England in chains as a Scottish prisoner of war in 1650 or 1651 during the English Civil War. 

In 1650 in Dunbar Scotland a force of Scottish soldiers faced the English army led by Cromwell and lost the battle.  Over 6,000 men and boys, mostly between the ages of 13 and 25 years old, were taken captive.  After the wounded were released about 5,000 soldiers were marched towards Durham, in Northeast England for imprisonment.  After the 120 mile march, only 3,000 of these starving men arrive and were locked inside the Durham Cathedral.  The rest had died along the way.  Within the next six weeks, another 1,600 soldiers would die.  Their final resting place would remain a mystery for the next 350 years.  Of the survivors, some were sent to Ireland, some to fight in France, and the rest were sent into forced servitude in the New World.

About 250 of these men were placed aboard the ship Unity, which brought them to labor at Hammersmith, the place now known as the Saugus Ironworks.  They arrived in Massachusetts and were divided up – some sent to the iron works, and others to lumber mills in New Hampshire and Maine.  All were sent to do hard labor in the New World.  These young men never went back to Scotland, but eventually made their way to communities scattered over New England and left large numbers of descendants.

In 2013, during an expansion project at the Durham University, a mass grave was found between the cathedral and Durham castle. The excavation site revealed human remains which have been studied by the Durham University team which examined about 17 – 28 bodies, and partial bodies.  They were all male, all between 13  to 25 years of age, all dated scientifically to the time period of incarceration in the Durham Cathedral in 1650.  It appeared to be the bodies of the Scottish soldiers, which had been tossed into a pit by the castle wall.  The findings were released to the public 2015. 

And so the team from Durham University came to Saugus, Massachusetts last night to explain the science and history behind this discovery.  They met early with the descendants of the Scottish Prisoners of War in New England to discuss the discovery, DNA projects, plans for reburial in Durham, and commemoration plans (a plaque near the discovery site and an upcoming 2018 exhibition in Durham).  This was followed by a public lecture co-sponsored by the National Park Service’s Saugus Ironworks.  It was standing room only, and extremely interesting to descendants, Saugus residents and the general public.

Descendants filled the room during a pre-lecture discussion group.
The lecture itself was standing room only!

Members of the Durham University team
answered questions from descendants
and the general public

If you think you might be descended of one of the Scottish Prisoners of War from the Battle of Dunbar, you could be part of this project.  See the links below for more information and for contacts.
The Durham team will be next visiting Berwick, Maine; Harvard University; Brown University and then Chris Gerrard, the project leader, will be back to the Old Berwick Historical Society for another public lecture (similar to the Saugus lecture) on November 2nd, at 7:30pm at the Berwick Academy’s Whipple Arts Center, in Berwick, Maine). 

Contact information:

Twitter:  @durham_uni    or  @arcDurham  #ScotsSoldiers



For more information on the Scots Prisoners of War sent to New England:
My 2015 blog post:  “Discover of Scots Prisoners of War at Durham Cathedral in England!  How is this important to New England Genealogical Research?”

2016 blogpost:  “City Square Charlestown, Massachusetts – and so many ancestral connections!”

My SPOW ancestor, William Munroe “Surname Saturday ~ Munroe of Lexington, Massachusetts”  

Another SPOW ancestor, Alexander Thompson, “Surname Saturday ~ THOMSON/ THOMPSON of Scotland and Ipswich, Massachusetts”

Scottish Prisoners of War genealogy website:

Scottish Prisoners of War Facebook community


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "University of Durham Team Is Reaching Out to the Descendants of 17th Century Scottish Prisoners", October 25, 2016,  ( accessed [access date]).

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Spooky Skeleton for Halloween!

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 Massachusetts.

Do you know the location of weather vane #282?  Scroll down to see the answer...

Photo by Sara Campbell

There is an interesting story behind this weather vane!  It is located at the Edward Gorey House museum on Cape Cod.  I've been there because I'm a big fan of Edward Gorey's illustrations.  I've been a fan since I was a little girl and I saw the Gashlycrumb children's books, and later when he did the animated sequences at the beginning of each episode of Mystery! on PBS TV.   In the museum you will find this weathervane on the wall at the foot of a staircase in Gorey's home.  (Yes, that is an upside down doll on the staircase.  There are lots of odd and weird exhibits in this museum)

photo by Vincent Rojo

Why is the weathervane on the wall?  Well, it seems that Gorey had a metalsmith make the original weathervane from his illustration, and he installed it on the barn behind the home.  It was stolen. So he had the metalsmith make a new one, but it was never put back on the outside, and it was found inside the barn after Gorey died on 15 April 2000. 

In 2006 the museum had the metalsmith make a third weathervane, which was auctioned off as a fundraiser.  You can have a weathervane made for yourself if you contact the museum.  The metalsmith, Steven Swain, will make one for you, which arrives with a numbered copy of the print. (See below for contact information)

This weathervane is a black steel, two dimensional skeleton, after the sketch by artist and illustrator Edward St. John Gorey (1925 - 2000).  
This print is for sale at the Edward Gorey Museum website

There is a nice story about this weathervane at this link:

The Edward Gorey House Museum
8 Strawberry Lane
Yarmouthport, Massachusetts

Sara Campbell, genealogy blogger at Those Who Came Before Us:

Steven Swain, Steel sculptor- 

More photos from inside the Edward Gorey House:


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Spooky Skeleton for Halloween!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 26, 2016,  ( accessed [access date]).

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ John Aiken, buried 1793 in Bedford, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Old Burial Ground in Bedford, New Hampshire

In Memory of
John Aiken
who departed this life
April ye 7th, 1793
in the 65th year of
his age.

from the website

"John-3 Aiken, son of Nathaniel-2 & Margaret (Cochran) Aiken, b. 18 Nov 1728 Londonderry NH. He d. 7 Apr 1793 in Bedford NH. He married 1758 to Annis Orr. She b. 28 March 1734 in Ireland and d. Sep 1813, eldest dau of John and Margaret, and sister of Dea. John Orr of Bedford NH. He removed from Londonderry NH and settled in Bedford NH (No. 366) about 1768 and was one of a committee on ministry and an elder in the church.
Children of John & Annis (Orr) Aiken:
1. +John Aiken, b. Feb 15, 1759 Londonderry NH; d. Feb 11, 1811 Merrimack NH; m. Dec 25, 1785 to Mary McAffee. She b. May 16, 1763 and d. April 12, 1828, dau of Matthew (McDuffee) McAffee of Bedford NH. He came with his parents to Bedford about 1768; was a Revolutionary soldier at Bennington; about 1790 he removed from No. 366 to a point just beyond the southwest corner of Bedford, in Merrimack NH, where he carried in a farm and a mill, known as Aiken's Mill.
2. +Phineas Aiken, b. Dec 16, 1761 Londonderry NH and d. April 18, 1836 in Bedford NH. He m. Dec 8, 1761 in Londonderry NH to Elizabeth Patterson, dau of Lieut John Patterson of Amherst NH. She was a woman of calm, even temperatment, a continual sunbeam in his home, a member of the church; a great student of the Bible; in her last days she had marked and committed to memory more than one thousand verses thereof. He was an elder in the church, held offices of trust in the town, and represented it at the general court; was a soldier in the Revolution and resided at No. 365.
3. +Margaret Aiken, b. May 29, 1764; d. April 17, 1840; m. Jan 15, 1787 Josiah Chandler of Goffstown NH and Pomfret VT
4. +Susanna Aiken, b. Feb 2, 1766; m. 1790 Jonathan Barron of Merrimack NH, Rockingham VT and Nunda NY.
5. Annis Aiken, b. March 20, 1769 at Bedford NH; d. June 1839; m. 1813 Abner Campbell of Londonderry NH.
6. +Sarah Aiken, b. April 28, 1771 Bedford NH; d. Nov 2, 1851; m. 1791 Samuel Gilchrist and settled on "Holbrook Hill" No. 339. About 1801 they removed to Goffstown NH. She m2nd, April 22, 1822 John Smith of Goffstown NH.
7. +Mary Aiken, b. June 16, 1773 in Bedford NH and d. Jan 26, 1829. She m. April 28, 1814 to William Reed of Litchfield NH.
8. Jane Aiken, b. Feb 12, 1776 in Bedford NH and d. Jan 16, 1866. She is buried at Piscataquog. She m. Nov 17, 1807 James Aiken who d. 1809 in Goffstown NH. She married 2nd, Rev. Walter Harris, D.D. of Dunbarton NH."


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~  John Aiken, buried 1793 in Bedford, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 25, 2016, ( accessed [access date]).

Monday, October 24, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to me! This photo was taken a few months before my first birthday, but it will have to do!  


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Happy Birthday to Me!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 24, 2016,  ( accessed [access date]).

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Birthday, Grampy! Donald Munroe Wilkinson (1895 - 1977)

Donald Munroe Wilkinson - unknown year or location
He was born 23 October 1895 in Salem, Massachusetts

Donald and Bertha Wilkinson - 1924
at 7 Dearborn Avenue, Beverly, Massachusetts

My grandfather and I almost share the same birthday.  We were born 66 years and only a few hours apart.  Donald Munroe Wilkinson was born on 23 October 1895 in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of Albert Munroe Wilkinson and Isabella Lyons Bill.  He had one sister who was three years younger.  Their father died young in 1908, when Don was only 12 and Janet was only 9 years old.  Their widowed mother ran a boarding house at 4 Loring Avenue in Salem, and among her boarders were her own mother, Annie M. (Bollman) Bill, her sister Jennie Bollman Bill, and her neice and nephew (Inez and Fitz Perkins).

As a young man Donald worked at banks, such as the Salem Safe Deposit and Trust Company, and the Salem Savings Bank.  By the time he registered for the World War I draft he was working at the United Shoe Machinery Company in Beverly, Massachusetts - where he worked until the 1960s.  He was a machinist and held other positions, and later in life he was a shipping inspector for the USMC.

He met my grandmother at church in Salem.  They married on Thanksgiving Day in 1926  at home 7 Dearborn Avenue, which was the home of his wife, Bertha Louise Roberts.  Her parents had bought the home soon after they immigrated from England in 1915.  Don's father-in-law also worked at USMC, and 7 Dearborn Avenue is just a few blocks away.   This was the home where they lived and raised three sons (Robert, Richard and my Dad, John) and where I lived, too, until 1969.  Great Aunt Jennie Bill (who never married and always lived with relatives) lived there until her death in 1946.

My grandfather retired from the USMC and my grandparents removed to Long Beach, California, where their son, my Uncle Richard Wilkinson was living.  They had a nice condo near the beach there, and enjoyed their retirement.  Later in life they joined the LDS church, just like my uncle.  Donald M. Wilkinson died on 24 July 1977 in Long Beach and is buried at the Westminster Memorial Park.  My grandparents from Long Beach are the only ancestors I have who ever lived or were buried west of New England.

Bertha and Donald's 50th Wedding Anniversary
26 November 1976.
Donald Munroe Wilkinson died 24 July 1977
in Long Beach California.


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Happy Birthday, Grampy!  Donald Munroe Wilkinson (1895 - 1977)", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 23, 2016,  ( accessed [access date]).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Surname Saturday ~ UNKNOWN (Another Brickwall Ancestress)

Catherine Unknown, my 6th great grandmother, was the wife of Increase WYMAN of Burlington (now Billerica), Massachusetts.  She has no known parents, no known marriage record, and no known death record.  Increase’s ten children are listed in the Billerica vital records by baptism date – and his seven youngest children were all baptized together on 5 December 1773.  What a lack of records on this family group! The rest of the WYMAN family was very well documented in records, before and after Increase!

Increase Wyman served in the Revolutionary War, once for 9 months in Col. Spaulding’s regiment at Fishkill in 1778, and again for 6 months in 1780 under Brigadier General John Glover (my 7th great grand uncle in another lineage) when he was 47 years old.  His Revolutionary War service is better documented than the rest of his life.  His death date is unknown.   To complicate things, his father was called Increase Wyman.  And Increase, Jr. had a son named Increase born between 1765 and 1770.  

According to Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, Volume 1, by William Richard Cutter and William Frederick Adams, 1910, page 475 Ebenezer Richardson took as his fourth wife “December 12, 1776, Catherine, died 19 January 1783, widow of Increase Wyman.”  This appears to be an error because Increase Wyman’s military records match his birthdays- both in 1778 and 1780. 

Ebenezer Richardson was the son of Hezekiah Richardson and Elizabeth, born in Townsend, Massachusetts on 25 November 1751.  He married first Catharine (Tufts) Wyman on 12 December 1776.  She died before 1789.  He married second in 1789 to Jerusha Dodge, daughter of Zachariah Dodge.  According to the website (by the WYMAN Family Association), Catharine Tufts was the daughter of William Tufts and Katharine Wyman.  She married first to Nathaniel Wyman on 2 July 1772 and he died on 2 April 1776.  Then she married Ebenezer  Richardson at the end of 1776.  This Katharine/Catherine cannot be my 6th great grandmother . 

Catherine’s daughter, Jemima Wyman (1757 – 1843) is my 5th great grandmother.  Jemima married a Revolutionary War Colonel named Joshua Burnham and lived in South Boston.  Her life is very well documented in vital records.

Does anyone have any clues about Catherine UNKNOWN Wyman?

My genealogy:

Generation 1:  Catherine UNKOWN; married to Increase Wyman, son of Increase Wyman and Deborah Pierce.  He was born 4 June 1732 in Woburn.  Ten children.

Generation 2: Jemima Wyman, born 10 February 1757 in Billerica, died 6 September 1843 in South Boston; married on 21 January 1779 to Colonel Joshua Burnham, son of Stephen Burnham and Mary Andrews.  He was born on 26 January 1754 in Gloucester, Massachusetts and died 7 June 1835 in Milford, New Hampshire.  Eleven children.

Generation 3: Jemima Burnham, born 9 May 1783 in Milford, died 5 August 1868 at 88 Emerson Street, South Boston;  married on 22 November 1810 to Romanus Emerson, son of John Emerson and Katherine Eaton.  He was born 1 September 1782 in Townsend, Massachusetts and died 10 October 1852 in South Boston.  Seven children.

Generation 4: George Emerson, born 11 July 1817 in South Boston, died 11 January 1890 in Dorchester, Massachusetts; married on 11 August 1845 in Boston to Mary Esther Younger, daughter of Levi Younger and Catherine Plummer Jones.  She was born 17 Feb 1826 and died 7 January 1913 in Boston.  Eight children.

Generation 5: Mary Katharine Emerson, born 25 December 1847 in South Boston, died 23 April 1932 in Roxbury, Massachusetts; marrie don 28 October 1869 in Chichester, New Hampshire to George E. Batchelder, son of George E. Batchelder and Abigail M. Locke.  Nine children.

Generation 6: Carrie Maude Batchelder, born 22 September 1872 in Chichester, died 21 January 1963 at the Sea View Convalescent and Nursing Home, Rowley, Massachusetts; married on 1 November 1892 in Essex, Massachusetts to Joseph Elmer Allen, son of Joseph Gilman Allen and Sarah Burnham Mears.  Five children.

Generation 7: Stanley Elmer Allen, born 14 January 1804 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, died 6 March 1982 in Beverly, Massachusetts; married on 14 February 1925 in Hamilton, Massachusetts to Gertrude Matilda Hitchings, daughter of Arthur Treadwell Hitchings and Florence Etta Hoogerzeil.  She was born 1 August 1905 in Beverly and died 3 November 2001 at the Pilgrim Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Peabody, Massachusetts.  Seven children. (My grandparents)


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Surname Saturday ~  UNKNOWN (Another Brickwall Ancestress)", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 22, 2016, ( accessed [access date]). 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Beverly, Massachusetts ~ Revolutionary War Honor Roll

These three plaques with the names of Revolutionary War Soldiers is located on the second floor of the Beverly Historical Society.   There is another plaque with the names of soldiers who answered the Lexington Alarm on 19 April 1775 (the “Minute Men” – I’ll post that plaque next week).  These names cover the rest of the war.

If you have colonial Beverly ancestry, you might find a few ancestors here.  Or at least a few cousins, because you will notice that the same surnames are repeated over and over.  For example, there are eight DODGEs and eight LOVETTs listed here, as well as nine TRASKs and twelve WOODBERRY/WOODBURYs!

[Note:  the fifers and drummers are listed with the officers]

These photos and transcriptions are for The Honor Roll Project website:



William Adams
Davis Allen
John Austin
Simeon Baker
John Bartlett
Scipio Batlett
Abel Batchelder
Asa Batchelder
John Beckford
George Bell
Joshua Bisson
Robert Blair
John Bowles
Jonathan Bowles
John Boyle
James Brazill
James Buckman
Timothy Buggy
Daniel Bunker
James Burley
Benjamin Butman
William Butman
Robert Cambel
John Carr
Alexander Carrico
John Carrico
Thomas Garry
John Carter
Peter Clark
William Clark
Matthias Claxton
John Cleaves
Joshua Cleaves
Nathan Cleaves
Benjamin Cole
Gideon Cole
Samuel Cole, Jr.
Solomon Cole, Jr.
Thomas Herrick Cole
William Collins
John Conant
Jonathan Conant
Lot Conant
Joshua Corning
Ozman Cox
William Cox
Richard Craft
John Creesy
Nathan Creesy
William Cutler
Thomas Darby
Cornelius Dodge
Edward Dodge
James Dodge
Nathaniel Dodge
Nehemiah Dodge
Rice Dodge
Samuel Dodge
Zachariah Dodge
John Droll
Ebenezer Eaton
John Eavelith
Robert Edwards
Andrew Eliott, 2nd
John Ellingwood
Samuel Ellinwood
William Elliott
Oliver Emmerton
John Evelah
John Fall
John Fielder
Amos Foster
Edward Foster
James Foster
Josiah Foster
John Freeman
John Freeman, Jr.
Scipio Freeman
Matthew French
George Gallop
Benjamin Gates
Henry Giles, 2nd
Samuel Giles
William Goodbridge
Primus Green
Robert Green
George Grose
Ichabod Groves
John Groves
Philip Grush
William Hales
James Harley
John Harmon
Timothy Harrington
Andrew Herrick
John Herrick
Scipio Herrick
Thomas Herrick
Thomas Hills
Thomas Hogans
Phineas Hovey
John Huges
John Kennedy
Jonathan Kent
Joseph Kent
Asa Kimball
Ammi Knowlton
Edward Knowlton
Jonathan Knowlton
Daniel Lampson
Asa Larcom
Jonathan Larcom
Joseph Laskey
Asa Leach
Jonathan Leach
Richard Lee



Henry Herrick, Colonel
Peletiah Warren, Surgeon
Benjamin Jones Porter, Surgeon’s Mate
Enos Hitchcock, Chaplain
John Baker, Captain
John Francis, Captain
Joseph Rea, Captain
Caleb Balch, Lieutenant
Samuel Cole, Lieutenant
Aaron Francis, Lieutenant
Samuel Goodridge, Lieutenant
William Groves, Lieutenant
Nicholas Newbury, Lieutenant
Curtis Woodberry, Lieutenant
Archelaus Batchelder, Ensign
Archelaus Deale, Ensign
Luke Roundy, Ensign
William Dodge, Sergeant-Major
Thomas Lakeman, Sergeant-Major
Richard Butman, Sergeant
Abner Dodge, Sergeant
Samuel Dodge, Sergeant
Simon Lovett, Sergeant
Jonathan Patch, Sergeant
Joseph Pickett, Sergeant

Ezra Leach
Ezra Lovett
Isaac Lovett
Jeremiah Lovett
Jonathan Lovett
Joseph Lovett
Pyam Lovett
William Lovett


Joseph Poland, Sergeant
Richard Standley, Sergeant
Isaac Thorndike, Sergeant
Jeremiah Thorndike, Sergeant
Benjamin Woodbury, Sergeant
Jeremiah Woodbury, Sergeant
Samuel Arbuckle, Corporal
John Cole, Corporal
Jeremiah Foster, Corporal
Nathaniel Flynt, Corporal
Joseph Freethy, Corporal
Benjamin Ober, Corporal
Benjamin Raymond, Corporal
Jonathan Standly, Corporal
Robert Twist, Corporal
Andrew Wood, Corporal
Edward Shaw, Fife-Major
Hale Hilton, Fifer
John Leech, Fifer
William Lewis, Fifer
Nicholas Presson, Fifer
William T. Manning, Drummer
Thomas Warden, Drummer
Benjamin Blashfield Wood, Drummer

Joseph Marble
Stephen Masury
John May
John McCarly
Peletiah McDorneld
Perley McIntire
Peter McGee
William Messer



Asahel Moore
John Morgan
William Morgan, Jr.
William Morgan, 2d
Zachariah Morgan
Mark Morse
Samuel Nurse
Simon Obear
Andrew Ober
Daniel Ober
Thomas Ober
William Pace
James Parice
William Parice
John Paris
Richard Patch
Robert Patch
William Patch
William Pearce
Henry Peirce
Israel Perkins
Joseph Pickett, Jr.
Robert Pickett
Aaron Porter
Benjamin Porter
John Porter, Jr.
Joseph Potter
Nathaniel Presson
Peter Pride
Blackenbury Prince
David Pritchard
Aaron Putnam
Amos Putnam
Abner Raymond
Benjamin Raymond, 2d
Caesar Raymon
Ebenezer Raymond
John Raymond, Jr.
Nathan Raymond
Nathaniel Raymond
William Raymond
Ebenezer Rea
Gideon Rea
Isaac Rea
Jacob Reed
Samuel Robertson
James Scott
Joseph Searle
John Seirle
Jonathn Setchell
Ambrus Sharley
Thomas Simons
Abner Smith
Edward Smith
Ephraim Smith
Isaac Smith
Robert Smith
Samuel Smith
John Spering
Benjamin Sprigs
Joseph Standley
Robert Standley
George Standy
Samuel Stone
Zachariah Stone
John Swain
William Syms
John Taylor
Jeffrey Thissell
Jeffrey Thissell, Jr.
Thorndike Thissell
James Thistle
Jethro Thistle
Francis Thompson
James Thomson
Matthew Tobin
Barnabas Trask
Freeborn Trask
Israel Trask
John Trask
Moses Trask
Osman Trask
Retire Trask
William Trask
William Trask, 2d
William Tuck
Benjamin Verry
Benjamin Wadden
Thomas Wadden
Bartholomew Wallis
Caleb Wallis, Jr.
Ebenezer Wallis
Joshua Wallis
Jesse Watts
Joseph Webster
James Whidden
Joseph White
Zac Whithee
Oliver Whitrige
Thomas Williams
William Woddell
Benjamin Woodberry, Jr.
Benjamin Woodberry, 4th
Nathaniel Woodberry
Nicholas Woodberry
Obed Woodberry
Robert Woodberry
Benjamin Woodbridge
Azarah Woodbury
Daniel Woodbury
Ebenezer Woodbury
Israel Woodbury
Jonathan Woodbury
Prince Woodbury
Benjamin Woodman
Ebenezer Waldron
George York
Edward Clark Young
Jonathan Young


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Beverly, Massachusetts ~  Revolutionary War Honor Roll", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 20, 2016,  ( accessed [access date]).