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Monday, October 27, 2014

1671 :: Birth and Death of Mary and Mary


On this date in our family history . . . the 27th day of October . . . in the year 1671 . . . it is recorded that Mary Mercy Pearson is born in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . and that her young mother, Mary Pearson nee Poore, dies at the time of her baby daughter's birth . . . the Mary who dies is a 10th great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . the Mary who is born is a 9th great-grandma . . .




Essex Institute Historical Collections
By Essex Institute, Peabody & Essex Museum
:
"80 4 Samuel Pearson Deacon John80 born 29 5 mo 1648 married in Newbury 6 Dec 1670 Mary Poore she died 27 Oct 1671 He married 2 in Haverhill 16 April 1672 Dorcas Johnson of Haverhill Child by wife Mary baptized in our church 80 21 Mercy3 b 27 Oct bapt 10 Dec 1671 m 24 Jan 1693 4 James Thurston of Newbury "




1710 :: Death of Mary Osgood



On this date in our family history . . . the 27th day of October . . . in the year 1710 . . . Mary Osgood nee Clemens dies in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . Mary was a daughter of Robert Clemens . . . she was married to John Osgood in November of 1653, and it is said that they had a dozen children . . . this Mary is a 9th great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . 


In 1692, Mary was accused of witchcraft . . . made a confession . . . but then recanted her confession on the 16th day of October . . . nevertheless, Mary was indicted on charges of witchcraft in January of 1693 . . . and spent about four months in the Salem prison . . . "she, with four others, were then released upon the petition of Mr. Dudley Bradstreet and a number of other Andover people, who had come to a better state of mind." . . . 


P.S. . . . one of Mary's brothers was Robert Clemens . . . who is a 4th great-grandpa to Samuel Langhorne Clemens . . . who is aka Mark Twain . . . who is already my 4th cousin four times removed via one of my Southern lines . . . 

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