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June 24, 2018

Dorcas Ingalls and Caleb Swan raised a family of eight children in Methuen. The Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen is named for their grandson.

June 24, 2018

Wills are usually matter-of-fact, but William Barrett used his will as a mechanism to express deeply held feelings about his daughter.

June 24, 2018

Mariners in New England had the potential of great rewards but faced multiple dangers.

June 24, 2018

Ezra Abbot and Rebekah Hale valued education including the education of their daughters.

June 24, 2018

Being the oldest or only son in a colonial family had its benefits but also had its responsibilities. Nathan Chandler balked at these responsibilities.

June 24, 2018

The Holt Genealogy sums up Polly Harris Holt as "a woman of ill-repute." What is the rest of the story.

June 24, 2018

David Stevens served his new nation in the Revolutionary War, but afterwards had personal struggles that threatened the security of his family.

June 24, 2018

Who was the widow Larrabee that married Amos Tyler in 1807? This post explores the use of records to solve genealogical puzzles.

June 24, 2018

We like to think of our ancestors as leading exciting lives, but most of them lived quiet, ordinary lives rearing their families.

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