Sunday, July 20, 2014

1663 :: Death of Nicholas Frost

On this date in our family history . . . the 20th day of July . . . in the year 1663 . . . it is recorded that Nicholas Frost dies in Kittery, York County, Maine . . . this Nicholas is a 10th great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . the following brief biographical sketch is from Volume One of New England Family History [a magazine devoted to the history of families of Maine and Massachusetts] . . .

Nicholas Frost, born Apr. 25, 1585, at Tiverton, England, married Bertha Cadwalla from Taviston, Devon, England, in January, 1629/30. She was born Feb. 14, 1610. They sailed for America in the ship "Wulfrana," Alwin Wellborn, master, in Apr. 1634, and arrived in June and settled at Kittery, Maine, now Eliot, being the first settlers of the latter town where Nicholas died July 20, 1663. The inventory of his estate is in "Old Eliot," Vol. 1, page 178. His wife aged 40 years, and his daughter Anna, aged 15 years, were killed by the Indians on the night of July 4, 1650. (See "Old Eliot," Vol. 1, page 176.)

Thursday, July 03, 2014

1931 :: Death of H. I. Brackett

On this date in our extended family history . . . the 3rd day of July . . . in the year 1931 . . . Herbert Ierson Brackett dies at the Chevy Chase Sanatarium in Washington, D.C. . . . better known as H.I. Brackett, he is a 3rd cousin five times removed to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . and he is the compiler of the Brackett Genealogy which tells the stories of Anthony Brackett of Portsmouth and Captain Richard Brackett of Braintree with Biographies of the Immigrant Fathers, Their Sons, and Others of Their Posterity . . . cousin Herbert wrote the following brief bio about himself on page 339 of his book . . .

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