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Thursday, May 29, 2008

1648 :: Birth of Samuell Pearson


On this date in our family history . . . the 29th day of May . . . in the year 1648 . . . it is recorded that Samuell Pearson is born in Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this Samuell is a 10th great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .




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



1780 :: Massacre of the Waxhaws


On this date in our extended family history . . . the 29th day of May . . . in the year 1780 . . . it is said that Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals . . . allegedly after the continentals surrender . . . 113 Americans are killed . . . this Buford is a great-grand-uncle of our William Paschal Henry (1836-1912) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . 




The True Andrew Jackson
By Cyrus Townsend Brady



Friday, May 23, 2008

1758 :: Birth of Miriam Brackett


On this date in our family history . . . the 23rd day of May . . . in the year 1758 . . . Miriam Brackett is born in Berwick, York County, Maine . . . this Miriam is the future wife of Morrell Hobbs (1753-1826) . . . and she is a 2nd great-grandma to Thomas Warren Alonzo Smith (1866-1920) . . . who is the maternal grandpa to the Mother of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .


from
Brackett Genealogy
Descendants
of
Anthony Brackett of Portsmouth
and
Captain Richard Brackett of Braintree.
With Biographies of the Immigrant Fathers,
Their Sons, and Others of Their Posterity
By
Herbert Ierson Brackett


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

1656 :: Birth of Charles Lee


On this date in our family history . . . the 21st day of May . . . in the year 1656 . . . Charles Lee is born at Cobb's Hall in Northumberland County, Virginia . . . this Charles is a 2nd great-grand-uncle to General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) . . . and a 4th great-grandpa to General Jubal Anderson Early (1816-1894) . . . and he is also a 4th great-grandpa to William Paschal Henry (1836-1912) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .


AND . . . this Charles Lee is the father-in-law of Thomas Buford, Jr. . . . who was born on this date . . . the 21st day of May . . . in the year 1682 . . . in Lancaster County, Virginia . . . Thomas' wife, Elizabeth Metstand Lee, is a 1st cousin three times removed to General Robert E. Lee . . . and Thomas and Elizabeth are 3rd great-grandparents to General Jubal Anderson Early . . . and they are 3rd great-grandparents to the above mentioned William Paschal Henry . . . who is a 4th cousin twice removed to General Robert E. Lee . . . and a 4th cousin to General Jubal Anderson Early . . .

AND . . . this Charles Lee is a 7th great-grandpa to Robert E. Henry, Jr. (1930-1997) . . . who is born on this date . . . the 21st day of May . . . in the year 1930 . . . in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this Robert E. Henry is a 6th great-grandson of the above mentioned Thomas Buford . . . and a 4th cousin five times removed of General Robert E. Lee . . . "Uncle Bob" is the only brother of the mother of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .




Stratford Hall and the Lees Connected with Its History
Biographical, Genealogical and Historical
By Frederick Warren Alexander



Monday, May 19, 2008

1687 OR 1688 :: Death of Anne Wheeler


On this date in our family history . . . the 19th day of May . . . in the year 1688 . . . according to The New England Historical and Genealogical Register . . . Anne Chase Mus(Silloway) nee Wheeler dies at about sixty-six or sixty-seven years of age . . . presumably somewhere in Massachusetts . .
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Aquila Chase, brother to Thomas Chase, m. Anne Wheeler, daughter of John Wheeler of Hampton, removed, iin 1646, to Newbury, where he d., Aug. 29, 1670, aged 52. His widow, Anne, m. Daniel Mussiloway, June 14, 1672, and d. May 19, 1688. . . .

Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs also says Anne died in May of 1688 . . . however . . . according to . . .




as well as an SAR Application . . . Anne died 21 April 1687 . . .

This Anne, who was first married to Aquila Chase (c.1618-c.1670), is a 4th great-grandma to Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873), a former Secretary of the Treasury and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court whose picture was used on the $10,000 bill 1928-1946 . . . and she is a 6th great-grandma to First Lady Frances (Mrs. Grover) Cleveland . . . and a 7th great-grandma to E.E. Cummings . . . and Anne is also a 5th great-grandma to William Thurston Merrill (1816-1898) . . . who is a 3rd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .








Wednesday, May 14, 2008

1667 :: Sarah Clough weds Daniel Merrill


On this date in our family history . . . the 14th day of May . . . in the year 1667 . . . 20-year-old Sarah Clough becomes the bride of 25-year-old Daniel Merrill in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this Sarah and Daniel are 4th great-grandparents of William Thurston Merrill (1816-1898) . . . who is a 3rd great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .




The Ancestry of Walter M. Thurston
Giving Some Account of the Families of
Carroll, De Beaufort, Merrill, Moore, Mosbaugh,
Pearson, Pine, Poore, Reynolds, Van Kruyne, and Von Bauer
By John H Thurston, Walter M Thurston
:



DANIEL MERRILL Nathaniel i son of Nathaniel and Susanna Merrill of New bury Mass born there Aug 20 1642 lived in Newbury Salisbury and Haverhill Mass married May 14 1667 SARAH CLOUGH dau of John and Martha Clough He died March 27 1717 Children



Saturday, May 10, 2008

1403 :: Katherine Swynford


On this date in our distant family history . . . the 10th day of May . . . in the year 1403 . . . Katherine de Roet dies in Lincolnshire, England . . . her tomb, and that of her daughter Joan Beaufort, are under a carved-stone canopy in the sanctuary of Lincoln Cathedral, but their remains are no longer in them, because the tombs were despoiled in 1644, during the English Civil War . . . this dowager Duchess of Lancaster is currently believed to be a 16th great-grandma of our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .





The Dictionary of National BiographyBy Sidney Lee







THE NUMISMATIC CHRONICLE,
AND JOURNAL OF THE NUMISMATIC SOCIETY







Scraps from my scrap-book.Comprising rambling recollections of cardinal Wiseman,
and other scraps
By Scraps








Katherine Swynford is the subject of Anya Seton's novel Katherine (published in 1954) and of Alison Weir's biography Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and his Scandalous Duchess. Swynford is also the subject of Jeanette Lucraft's historical biography Katherine Swynford: The History of a Medieval Mistress. This book seeks to establish Swynford as a powerful figure in the politics of 14th-century England, and an example of how a woman could manipulate the social mores of the time for her own interests rather than just as the sexual temptress that previous writers have portrayed. See also . . .



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