February 20, 2019

This blog series will address those puzzling snippets in genealogical registers. Who was that widow? Who did that person marry?

January 5, 2019

Miriam and Moses Hastings were parents to ten children, three of whom lived out their adult lives in Shaker communities.

December 21, 2018

Alfred Ingalls was a farmer in Methuen. He was also known for drawing the first map of Methuen in 1794.

December 19, 2018

George Carleton was mentally disabled. He lived most of his life with family members but outlived all his family and spent the last five years of his life at the newly opened State Hospital for the Insane at Northampton, Massachusetts.

December 11, 2018

Emily Abbot Everett and Anne Wales Abbot were sisters who lived over 100 years. They are sixth generation descendants of George Abbott an Hannah Chandler.

November 29, 2018

Many descendants of George and Hannah Abbott served in the Civil War, nearly all of them on the Union side, although there were a few who served in the Confederate forces. Perhaps as many as twenty (or more) died as a result of participation in the war either killed in...

November 24, 2018

Nathaniel Stickney Goss was a noted ornithologist whose ambition was to have specimens of every bird species of North America in his collection.

November 14, 2018

Timothy Chandler was a skilled clockmaker and jeweler. He was also civic-minded and active in the development of the New Hampshire Asylum. This is an interest that might have be triggered by the psychological struggles of his children.

October 23, 2018

Enoch Osgood was a successful businessman in Newburyport, He and his wife Mary had four children but no grandchildren so the line of descent ends for this limb.

October 23, 2018

John Stearns, the father of the family, was killed by one of the first locomotives in service of the Boston & Lowell Railroad. That did not stop two of his sons from becoming pioneers in railroad development throughout New England.