Thursday, June 29, 2017

New Milford, Connecticut Civil War and World War I Honor Rolls

The following honor rolls for New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut were photographed and transcribed by Patti Crispo for the Honor Roll Project:
http://honorrollproject.weebly.com/

Civil War Honor Roll
Location: On the Green, Main Street New Milford, CT

THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED
IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE MEN OF NEW MILFORD
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE CIVIL WAR
1861 - 1865

Column 1

CHARLES F. ANDERSON
JAMES ATKINS
ANDREW E. BAILEY
JOSEPH A. BAILEY
DAVID A. BALDWIN
FRANIS E. BALDWIN
MILES N. BANKER
ASHBEL E. BARTRAM
CHARLES E. BARTRAM
CHARLES M. BARTRAM
FERDINAND S. BARTRAM
OSCAR F. BARTRAM
DANIEL BEARDSLEY
CHARLES E. BEEMAN
JOHN A. BEEMAN
RUFUS BEEMAN
CHARLES F. BEMUS
WILLIAM E. BENEDICT
GEORGE D. BENNETT
ANTONIO BENNOIT
GEORGE BIRCH
CHARLES M. BOOTH
HENRY BOOTH
JOHN BREEN
DANIEL BRIGGS
CHARLES BRINELL
DOCTOR BRONSON
FRANCIS H. BRONSON
WILLIAM N. BRONSON
JACKSON J. BROWN
JOSEPH BRUSH
ANDREW N. BUCK
ANDREW BUCKINGHAM
CLARK BUCKINGHAM
EARL BUCKINGHAM
IRWIN C. BUCKINGHAM
ORLO H. BUCKINGHAM
THOMAS BURR
SMITH P. CALDWELL
THOMAS CALNEN
EDWIN CAMP
EDWIN T. CAMP
JAMES CAMPBELL
WILLIAM E. CANFIELD
GEORGE E. CARPENTER
LEWIS A. CLAGETT
TITUS CLARK
DANIEL CONLEY
JOHN CONLON
GEORGE D. COPLEY
ALEXANDER CRONKWRIGHT
GEORGE D. CUMMINS
JAMES P. CUMMINGS
LEVI E. CURTIS
DAVID E. DISBROW
HENRY S. DISBROW
WILLIAM E. DISBROW
EDWARD DOANE
ROBERT DODGE
HIRAM D. DUBOIS
BENJAMIN F. DUNHAM
WILLIAM P. DUTCHER
GEORGE S. ERWIN
ROBERT ERWIN
JAMES H. EVANS
OLIVER B. EVITTS
WILLIAM FARRELL
HILLIARD FERRISS
JAY FERRISS
JOHN FERRISS
ROBERT FERRIS
STEPHEN C. FERRIS
JOHN FINN
AARON N. FORD


COLUMN 2

CHARLES FORD
HENRY J. FRANKLIN
FRANCIS L. FRENCH
ALFRED E. FULLER
CHARLES GARLICK
CHARLES H. GAYLORD
GEORGE A. GREEN
CHARLES B. GREGORY
GEORGE W. HARRINGTON
WILLIS HARTWELL
RICHARD HEACOCK
JAMES HEALY
SAMUEL R. HILL, JR.
DAVID D. HOAG
GEORGE W. HOAG
HOMER W. HODGE
HERMANN HOFFMAN
CHARLES A. HOYT
DEMMON HOYT
HENRY R. HOYT
HORATIO S. HOYT
MERRITT HUNT
CHARLES A. HURD
JOHN HUTCHINSON
CHARLES N. IRWIN
PHILIP H. JACKLIN
CHARLES W. JACKSON
HENRY F. JACKSON
ALVIN H. JENNINGS
DAVID J. JENNINGS
JAY JENNINGS
HORACE E. JONES
CHARLES JUDSON
ERNEST KARGE
ANDREW S. KINNEY
DAVID W. KNOWLES
DAVID LAKE
FREDERICK G. LAMSON
WILLIAM LAMSON
JOSEPH LAPOINT
HERMAN S. LATHROP
ORRIN F. LATHROP
WILLIAM LATHROP
SIDNEY A. LAW
THOMAS LAWRENCE
ADOLPH LEVEFRE
FREDERICK J. LOGAN
GEORGE E. LOGAN
JOSEPH R. LOVERIDGE
REMUS C. LOVERIDGE
ROYAL I. LOVERIDGE
EDWARD F. LYON
DAVID McBATH
JOSEPH McMAHON
MICHAEL McMAHON, 2ND
MICHAEL McMAHON, 3RD
HENRY W. MALLETT
ALBERT N. MARSH
CHARLES H. MARSH
DANIEL E. MARSH
DECATUR D. MARSH
EDWARD W. MARSH
IRWIN G. MARSH
GARWOOD R. MERWIN
JOHN L. MINTSCH
WILLIAM MOLLOY
EDWARD MONROE
JOHN MONROE
FRANK L. MOREHOUSE
HENRY S. MOREHOUSE
LYMAN F. MOREHOUSE
WILLIAM E.L. MORRISON


COLUMN 3

JAMES D. MOSHER
LEWIS W. MOSHER
JOHN MUNSON
CHARLES W. MURRAY
EZRA L. NICHOLS
ORLANDO NICHOLS
ANDREW B. NOBLE
HENRY C. NOBLE
LAWRNCE NORTHROP
TIMOTHY O’CALLAGHAN
JOHN ODELL
WILLIAM O’NEILL
JOSEPH P. PARKS
CHESTER PHILLIPS
LUTHER M. PIKE
ALONZO PLUMB
HARVEY G. PLUMB
HENRY PLUMB
GEORGE D. POTTER
GEORGE H. POTTER
CHARLES PURDY
HENRY J. RANDOLPH
HERBERT H. READ
ANDREW ROBERTS
HENRY M. ROBERTS
WILLIAM J. ROBERTS
AUSTIN V. ROGERS
NATHAN H. ROOT
ELI RUBY
ISAAC SANFORD
MYRON W. SCHULTZ
LUCIUS S. SHERMAN
ASAHEL SHERWOOD
REUBEN H. SHERWOOD
HENRY SHOVE
CHARLES H. SMITH
WILLIAM SMITH
DAVID E. SOULE
HENRY A. SOULE
EDWIN SPARKS
EDWARD SPENGLER
HOMER STERLING
FRANKLIN B. STEVENS
GEORGE STEVENS
HENRY L. STEVENS
WILLIAM H. STEVENS
HENRY STOKES
MARTIN N. TALLMAN
JOSEPH TAYLOR
JOHN Q. THAYER
EDWARD E. THOMPSON
CHARLES E. TIBBETTS
FREDERICK M. TREAT
HENRY S. TURRILL
WILLIAM VAN ANDEN
WILLIAM G. VANDERWATER
PETER VAN LONE
CHARLES VOREY
EDWARD WALDEN
ALBERT WALKER
WILLIAM C. WARNER
ALEXANDER WATERS
FRANK WATERS
CHARLES A. WAY
PATRICK WEICH, 1ST
CHESTER A. WELLER
JACOB WENTWORTH
DANIEL WENZENGER
GEORGE S. WILLIAMS
JOHN F. WILLIAMS
ROBERT WILLIS
THERON M. WOODRUFF
RICHARD J. WORDEN




World War I Honor Roll
New Milford CT World War I Honor Roll
Location: On the Green, Main Street, New Milford, CT

THIS TABLET IS DEDICATED
IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE MEN OF NEW MILFORD
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE WORLD WAR
1917 – 1919

At bottom center column: *DIED IN SERVICE

COLUMN 1

  EDWIN H. ACKER
  FRANK W. ADAMS
  JOHN H. ADAMS
  E.A. FRANKLIN ANDERSON
  GEORGE ANDERSON
  ANDREW B. ARMSTRONG
  ROERT L. ARMSTRONG
  WILLIAM E. ASHMAN
  FRANCIS M. BALDWIN
  RALPH H. BALDWIN
  J. CREIGHTON BARKER
*EDWIN L. BARNEY
  PAUL B. BARTON
  RAYMOND G. BARTON
  JOHN L. BENEDICT
  WILLIAM BENSON
  OSCAR W. BJORK
  FRANK W. BOOTH
  GEORGE W. BOUGHTON
  HENRY J. BRANT
  RALPH P. BUELL
  CHARLES H. BURWELL
  J. JESSE BUSHNELL
  GUSTAF A CARLSON
  JOSEPH J. CHIRNSKI
  STEPHEN J. CHIRNSKI
  WILLIAM J. CLARK, JR.
  CHARLES E. CONNELL
  WILLIAM B. COREY
  HAROLD E. COUCH
  L. MILLS COUCH
  WILLIAM J. CUDDY
  LESTER C. CUMMINGS
  GEORGE R. CROMER
*DANIEL E. DALEY
  WILLIAM T. DALY
  ANTHONY DANNA
  JOSEPH DANNA
  RUPERT S. DAY
  FRED DELMOLINO
*ARTHUR V. DICKSON
  EDWARD A. DICKSON
  ROBERT L. DODGE
  JOHN DONNELLY
  JOHN J. DOUSKEY
  CHARLES C. DRAKE
  JOSEPH E. DRAPEAU
  MARTIN A. DUNBAR
  WALTER F. EASTMAN
  WILLIAM E. EDWARDS
  EDWIN J. EMMONS, JR.
  BURTON E. EMRO
  PETER W. EMRO
*HAROLD ETT
  HOWARD E. EVANS
  CHARLES H. FERRISS
  S. BOYNTON FERRISS
  WALLACE F. FERRISS
  KULZMA FORMUCK
*PAUL E. GILBERT
  GERALD R. GREEN
  VERNON F. GRIFFIN
  FRANK GRZYCH
  THOMAS GWANSKI
 
COLUMN 2

  HOWARD M. HARRIS
  WILLIAM HARZ
  JOHN J. HASLER
  JAMES H. HASTINGS
  MICHAEL M. HASTINGS
  VIRGIL B. HATCH
  ROLAND T. HEACOCK
  HOBART A. HEALD
  WILLIAM HEDUS
  RAYMOND A. HINE
  HAROLD W. HOLMES
  RAYMOND E. HOTCHKISS
  CARL P. HUBBARD
  JOSEPH HULTON
  CYRIL HUME
  DONALD E. HUNGERFORD
  J. MAILYON HUNTER
  JAMES E. HYLAND
*ANDERS G. JOHNSON
  CHARLES F. JOHNSON
  CHARLES O. JOHNSON
  EMIL J. JOHNSON
  HARRISON A. JOHNSON
  WALTER S. JOHNSON
  THOMAS L. KELLY
  HENRY S. KIMLIN
  RAY NOBLE KINNEY
  WYLIE C. KINNEY
  BENJAMIN KRAMER
  THEODORE C. KYLE
  EARL F. LABRAGUE
*GABRIEL LARSON
  LUDWIG LARSON
  LESLIE E. LATHROP
  WILBUR P. LATHROP
  MORSE W. LEAVENWORTH
  CLARENCE C. LEWIS
  MARTIN T. LILLIS
  PATRICK J. LILLIS
  ALBERT LINDBERG
  ARTHUR L. LOGAN
  FRED A. LOUNSBURY
  MICHAEL A. LYNCH
  E. ROY MARSH
  GERALD G. MARSH
  HERBERT E. MARSH
  STEPHEN E MARSH
  WILLIAM W. MARSHALL
  E. PAUL MARTIN
  LEWIS G. McBATH
  WILLIAM McGILL
  J. CHARLES MELOY
  CLARENCE M. MITCHELL
  HOWARD D. MOCK
  EDWARD J. MOLLOY
  LAZZA P. MONTANA
  JOSEPH E. MOORE
  MILLER K. MOORE
  CLAUDE B. MOREHOUSE
  RAYMOND A. MOREY
  JOHN J. MULCAHY
  J. LEO MURPHY
  ANDREW B. MYGATT
  HOWARD T. NETTLETON

COLUMN 3

  PAUL G. NEWTON
  RUSSELL C. NOBLE
  BARI A. NORTHROP
  GERALD C. NORTHROP
  ELIAS E. OLSON
  HAROLD P. OLSON
  HOWARD OVIATT
  GEORGE C. PARMALEY
  FREDERICK M. PARSONS
  ROBERT L. PARSONS
  CHARLES W. PEET
  RAYMOND G. PEET
  C. CARLISLE PENFIELD
  DAVID C. PETERSON
*GREGERS PETERSON
  EDWARD F. PLUME
  ROBERT J. PLUME
  RAY E. POMEROY
  C. HOMER PULVER
  HAROLD D. PULVER
  CLFFORD A. RICHMOND
  DENNIS J. RING
  JOHN J. ROONEY
  HARRY A. ROOT
  WILLIAM R. RUBENWOLF
*ANTONI SANDRINI
  BRUNOS SHELENGOSKI
*WATTSWOFF J. SISKEY
  BROWNSON W. SMITH
  EDGAR A. SMITH
*FREDERICK E. SMITH
  HOWARD A. SMITH
  DAVID E. SOULE, 2ND
  CHARLES A. SQUIRE
  THOMAS M. STACK, JR.
  BURR M. STAUB
  NICHOLAS G. STAUB
  VERTON L. STAUB
*CLARENCE H. STONE
  LEON S. STONE
  HOWARD W. STRAUB
  CHARLES O. SWANSON
  LOUIS F. TALBOTT
  EMANUEL TAYLOR
  WILLIAM TEATER
  JOSEPH W. TIBERIO
  DONALD J. TURRILL
  STANLEY TYSBOWKI
  ARTHUR J. VAN DUZEE
  GEORGE A. WARD
  CARL W. WARNER
  SIDNEY WEBB
  FRANKLIN E. WELLS
  STANEY WENT
  CLARENCE R. WHITE
  DAVID J. WILDMAN
  SPERRY M. WILSON
  GEORGE R. WISCHERT, JR.
  JOSEPH WOJCIECHOWSKI
  WATTS WOJCIECHOWSKI
*BERA F. WOODS
  HARRY A. WORLEY
  ALEXANDER J. ZLOTKOWSKI


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Patti Crispo and Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "New Milford, Connecticut Civil War and World War I Honor Rolls", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 29, 2017, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-milford-connecticut-civil-war-and.html: accessed [access date]).

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Simple Weathervane

I post another in a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vane was photographed in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #317?  Scroll down to find the answer.



Today's weathervane can be seen above the Provident Bank in Bedford, New Hampshire.  This bank is located at 1 Atwood Lane in the new Goffe Mill Plaza on South River Road.  

This weathervane is very simple.  It's just a directional arrow pointing to the wind, and a finial on the top of the pole.  Nothing more.  For brand new construction, this is very different.  Usually modern architects take advantage of all the fancy new weather vanes, or take time to put a bit of advertising art in the design. This weathervane is refreshing, and the DeStefano architects of this building seem to reflect the colonial roots of the Goffe family mills and homes that once stood in this area.  The website of this architectural firm has a slogan "Lavishingly detailed design.  Clothed in simplicity". 

Provident Bank

DeStefano Architects

Goffe Mill Plaza, Bedford, New Hampshire


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Simple Weathervane", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 28, 2017, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/06/weathervane-wednesday-simple-weathervane.html: accessed [access date]). 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~ Peter Clements Rowell and his first wife, Susan Eastman, buried in Hooksett, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at the Head Cemetery in Hooksett, New Hampshire.


PETER C. ROWELL
DIED
Feb 24, 1876
AE. 83 ys, 4 mo, 12 ds

SUSAN S.
his wife, d.
Dec. 27, 1870
AE 58

Peter Clements Rowell, son of Josiah Rowell and Abigail Duston, was born 12 Januar y 1793 an died 24 February 1876 in Hooksett, New Hampshire.  He married married Susan Eastman of Pembroke 18 August 1814 in Pembroke, New Hampshire.  They had two daughters (Emily and Frances).  He remarried on 16 September 1851 to Mary Hackett Ordway and had four more daughters (Mary Susan, Sarah Jane, Martha and Nancy). 

There is a civil war flag holder marking this grave. I couldn't find any records of Peter Rowell serving in the Civil War. 

The sheaf of wheat on a tombstone symbolizes the divine harvest or the cycle of life, and usually found on the markers of the elderly. 

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Peter Clements Rowell and his first wife, Susan Eastman, buried in Hooksett, New Hampshire",  Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 7, 2017, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/06/tombstone-tuesday-peter-clements-rowell.html: accessed [access date]). 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jemima (Wyman) Burnham applies for a Revolutionary War Widow’s Pension

Colonel Joshua Burnham
Buried in Milford, New Hampshire
North River Road Cemetery
Revolutionary War Veteran

Last week I posted the documents Col. Joshua Burnham, my 5th great grandfather, used to prove his military service, and his need for a pension in his elderly years after the Revolutionary War.  He died in Milford, New Hampshire in 1835 and left his wife a widow.  She was infirm, and upon becoming widowed removed to South Boston to reside with her daughter, Jemima, and son-in-law, Romanus Emerson, (my 4th great grandparents). 

This week, I am posting the documents Jemima needed to provide for her widow’s pension.  There appeared to be some mix up since she applied in New Hampshire but wanted to receive her pension in the state of Massachusetts.  Her lawyer, Hubbard Newton of Amherst, New Hampshire, wrote a lot of correspondence about this situation.

Jemima died on 6 September 1843 in South Boston.  I have never found her burial site.  It was interesting for me to note that Jemima signed her name with a mark.  She must have been illiterate.

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State of New Hampshire                            On this twenty first day
Hillsborough County S. S.  }                        of August in the year of
Our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty eight, person-
ally appeared before the Court of Common Pleas holden
at Amherst with and for the County of Hillsborough
aforesaid, Jemima Burnam late of Milford in said
County, now a resident of the city of Boston in the Com-
monwealth of Massachusetts, aged eighty two years,
who being first duly sworn according to law, doth
on her oath make the following declaration, in order
to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the act
of Congress, passed July 7th 1838 entitled “An act
granting half pay and pensions to certain widows:”
      That she is the widow of Joshua Burnam late
of Milford in the County of Hillsborough aforesaid, declared
who was a private in the Army of the Revolution, and
a pensioner of the 18th March 1818, and at the time
of his death, inscribed on the pension list, Roll of the
New Hampshire Agency, at the rate of eight dollars
per month.
                She further declares that she was married
to the said Joshua Burnam on the twenty first
day of January   in the year of our Lord seventeen
hundred and seventy nine: that her husband
the aforesaid Joshua Burnam died on the seventh
day of January in the year eighteen hundred
and thirty five, at Milford aforesaid, and that
she has remained a widow ever since that period.
        That she was not married to him prior to his
leaving the service, but the marriage took
place previous to the first of January, seventeen
hundred and ninety four, viz: at the time
above stated.                                    her
Witness H. Newton                Jemima X  Burnam                  
                                                            Mark
Sworn and subscribed, on the day and
Year above written, before the Justices of the
Court aforesaid, in open Court.
Witness
                Leonard Wilcox { Presiding  Justice
                                               Of said Court

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Massachusetts
N. Hampshire 1,368
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Jemima Burnham
Widow of Joshua Burnham, Rev.
who was a pensioner under the Act of June 7, 32
and who died on the 7th January 1835
of Hillsboro in the State of N. H.
who was a Priv. in the Company commanded
by Captain Reed of the Regt. Commanded
by ??? in the N. H.
line for 2 years
============================
Inscribed on the Roll of Congress
at the rate of 90 Dollars – Cents per annum,
to commence on the 4th day of March, 1836
============================
Certificate of Pension issued the 12th day of Oct.
’38 and ??? died Hubbard Newton
                Amherst, N.H.
============================
Arrears to the 4th of Sept.          $225.00
Semi-annual allowanced ending   45.00
                                     ================
                                                        $270.00

                      {Act July 7 }
                              1839

Recorded by L. A. Elliot   Clerk
Book A, Volume 7, Page 34

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Pension Agency
Concord, N.H.  April 19, 1839

J. L. Edwards Esq.
Sir,
              Jemima Burnham, whose
name has been entered as commencing
her pension March 4, 1836, has never ap-
plied here or been paid at this office.
                I am, respectfully, Sir,
                     Your obedient servant,
                                      ??? Hill



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Application for a Transfer  

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Suffolk County, Ss

                On this third day of April 1839 before
me, the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace for the
said County of Suffolk, personally appeared Mrs.
Jemima Burnham who, on her oath, declared
that she is he widow of Joshua Burnham
decd.  Who was a Private and ??? in the
Army of the Revolution.  That her said
husband died on the 7th day of Janry. 1835, that
she was pensioned under the act of 7th July ’38,
at the rate of $90 per annum as his widow,
that her name was inscribed on the
Roll of the Concord Agency (N. H.) that she
has resided in Boston County & State aforesaid,
for the last three years where she
intends to remain and wishes her pension
to be there payable.  She further declares
that a Pension Certificate was issued in her
name on the 12th Decr, 1839 at the rate
above stated but that she has never
recd. Any part of the amt. due from
the Agent in Concord, N. H.

Sworn and subscribed to, before



me, the day and year aforesaid.
                                                                         her
Franklin Haven                                Jemima   X Burnham
Just. Peace                                                    Mark
                        Witness   Edward N. Brown
And on the same day personally
Appeared Romanus Emerson, a credible
Witness, and made oath in due ??
Of law that he has been well acquainted
With the above named deponent for
29 years past and knows that she is the
Widow of Joshua Burnham decd. & the
Identical person named in the ??
Affidavit.                       Romanus Emerson
                                                third
Sworn & subscribed this first day of
April A. D. 1839 before me ( the date
First attend from first to third.)

Mr. Franklin Haven,  Just. Of the Peace
                                      For Suffolk County

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Secretary’s Office Boston April 3, 1839
I hereby certify that the above named Franklin Haven is a
Justice of the Peace for the County of Suffolk in said Common-
wealth, duly constituted and commissioned.
                Witness my hand the Seal of the Commonwealth
                John P. Bigelow
                Secy. Of the Court



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                                 Boston 9th April 1839

Sir,
                 I enclose herewith the application of
Mrs. Jemima Burnham a pensr. under the Act
of 7th July 1838 to be transferred from the Agency
at Concord, N. H. to Massachusetts.  As the
pensr. has not recd. Any of the amt. due
her at the New Hampshire Agency, she
would be happy to receive an early return
as is consistant with the rules of the Dept.
                                I am very resply.
                                Yr. obt. Servt.
                                L. M. Stone

J. L. Edwards Esqr.}
Comr. Of Pensions
Washington
D.C.


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Commonwealth of Massachusetts} Ss
Suffolk County      

                                                                Be it known that as this
Eleventh day of July 1843 personally appeared
before me the subscriber, a Justice of the Peace in an for
said County and Commonwealth, Mrs. Jemima Burnham,
a resident of South Boston in the County of Suffolk
aforesaid age about eighty six years, who being first duly
sworn according to Law doth on her oath make the
following declaration in order to obtain the benefits
of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed on
the 3rd day of March 1843, granting pensions to widows
of persons who served during the Revolutionary
War.
                That she is the widow of Joshua Burnham
who was a Private and ?? in the Revolutionary
War and served as she verily believes as stated by her
In her original declaration for a pension under the
Law of the 7th July 1838 to which declaration and the
Papers accompanying the same now on file in the
War Department she would refer for a more particular
Statement of his services for the proof of her marriage
Identity and the time of her husband’s death.
                She further declares that she was pensioned
Under said act at the rate of ninety dollars per annum
Which XXXXXX she received from the 4th of March
1836 to the 4th March 1841 at the Agency in Boston
Massachusetts and at the time of her receiving her last
payment surrendered the Pension Certificate granted to her
under said Act to the Pension Agent at the said city of
Boston agreeably to the rules of the Department.
                And this declarant further alleges that she has
not intermarried since the decease of her said Husband
but is now and ever since has been the Widow of said
Joshua Burnham deceased as will more fully appear
By the proof hereunto annexed.
                And further she saith not.
                                                                                         her
Witness Romanus Emerson                    Jemima  X Burnham
                                                                                         Mark


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Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year
first within written, and I certify that the applicant
is personally known to me to be the person within
described.
         Before me,
                Lowell m. Stone
                                Justice of the Peace

I Romanus Emerson of South Boston in the
County of Suffolk of lawful age, an oath testify
And say, that I have been well acquainted with
Jemima Burnham the applicant named in the within
declaration for many years last past.  I know that
she was the wife and is now the Widow of Joshua
Burnham deceased, who was reputed to have
been a soldier in the Revolutionary War and that
she was a pensioner under the law of the 7th July
1838 as stated by her.
                                Romanus Emerson

Commonwealth  of Massachusetts
Suffolk County } ss    July 11th 1843
Then came Romanus Emerson who is known
To me to be a credible witness and made oath that
The foregoing affidavit by him subscribed is
Strictly true -.
                Before me
                                Lowell M. Stone
                                                Justice of the Peace


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Amherst, N. H. 17th September, 1838

James L. Edward, Esq.,
                                                Dear Sir, I herewith
enclose to you, the Declaration of Jemima
Burnam, and the widow required to obtain
Rev. claim for a pension, under the act of the
7th July 1834.
                                Should a pension certificate, or due
examination, be awarded, in this case, the applicant
is to be placed on the Roll of the Massachusetts
Agency, as she now resides in the city of Boston
in that state.
                I am, however, her agent, for this purpose,
as the widow is all in New Hampshire, & the
business could be done with the least expense here.  And
you will plan to cause the certificate, should
one be granted, to be enclosed to me at
Amherst, N. H., as also any other communi-
cation on this subject.
                Your’s very Respectfully, etc
                                Hubbard Newton
                                                Counsellar at Law



Click here to read last week's post about Col. Joshua Burnham's application for a Revolutionary War pension:
https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/06/joshua-burnham-proves-his-military.html

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Jemima (Wyman) Burnham applies for a Revolutionary War Widow’s Pension", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 26, 2017, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/06/jemima-wyman-burnham-applies-for.html: accessed [access date]). 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Surname Saturday ~ HASKELL of Gloucester, Massachusetts



HASKELL / HASKEL / HASKLE / HASCOLL / HASCALL

This is a case of my 9th great grandfather who married my 10th great grandmother.  Sounds funny? Well, it is a very tangled family tree.

William Haskell, my 10th great grandfather, was born about 1578 probably in Charlton Musgrove, Somersetshire, England, where he also died and was buried on 11 May 1630.  He left a widow, my 10th great grandmother, Elinor Foule, and seven children.  Sometime later Elinor remarried to John Stone, who happens to be my 9th great grandfather through his first marriage to Elinor Cooke [See this link for my STONE lineage through their son Nathaniel Stone:   https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2014/12/surname-saturday-stone-of-beverly.html  ]

In 1635 John Stone brought his own two Stone sons, his second wife Elinor, and some of Haskell children to Massachusetts.  They settled at what is now Beverly, Massachusetts and owned a farm near the Bass River, close to where the United States Shoe Machinery Corporation, now the Cummings Center, was located.  If this sounds familiar, three generations of my family worked at “The Shoe”, including my own father, and it was just a few blocks from my childhood house on 7 Dearborn Avenue. Can you believe my family lived in this neighborhood for nearly 400 years? 

Of these four Haskell children who appear later in the Massachusetts records, much is known about Roger, who appeared to be here first.  According to an article in the New England Historic Genealogy Society Register: “Mark was apprenticed to John Whiting, broadweaver of Shepton Mallet, in 1635 for nine years. He does not appear in Massachusetts before 1652 he likely completed his apprenticeship before joining his brothers in New England.  Roger, the oldest, appears in Charlton Musgrove records as late as 1635 but received a land grant at Beverly, Mass., in 1636, which considerably narrows the probable date of his arrival.  William does not appear in any known New England records before 1643, but it seems likely he and Roger arrived together.  Roger died at Beverly, in 1667 and his will he gives 'to my sister Jone a heifer...' so we can surmise she was then in New England and perhaps married, though no marriage record survives." NEHGS Register, Volume 138, pages 225 - 226.

William Haskell, Jr., my 9th great grandfather, was born 8 November 1618 in Charlton Musgrave.  He settled in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1643 where he was a mariner.  He was a selectman for a few years and a representative to the General Court six times.  He became lieutenant of the militia in 1661, and later promoted to captain.  When the first church was settled at Gloucester he was one of the first two deacons chosen.  He married a Mary Tybott, whose father, Walter Tybott, followed Reverend Richard Blynman from Wales to Gloucester. They had nine children, and both William and Mary died in 1693 only four days apart.

Their son, Mark Haskell, my 8th great grandfather, married Elizabeth Giddings of Ipswich and had three children before he died young in 1691, age 33 years and 5 months. Elizabeth remarried to John Dennison. Her son, Mark Haskell, Jr., my 7th great grandfather, lived a long life to 87 years.  He married Martha Tuthill and had thirteen children!  Martha was the great granddaughter of Remember Allerton, a Mayflower passenger.  She passed away in 1763 and Mark took a second wife, Elizabeth Porter, in 1767, who had been widowed three times by Daniel Gilbert, Joseph Goodhue, and John Burnham (who was my 7th great grandfather with his first wife Anne Choate).  There was a lot of intermarriage in this branch of my family tree, don’t you think?

Lucy Haskell (1715 – 1789) is my 6th great grandmother.  She married Jabez Treadwell, a cooper from Ipswich, in 1736.  I own an original copy of Jabez’s will, written on old linen paper, and written in 1781.  Lucy and Jabez had eleven children, and I descend from their son Nathaniel Treadwell (1753 – 1822).  You can see this written last will and testament at this link:  https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2009/10/jabez-treadwells-will.html

There is a great quote in the book Saga of Cape Ann, by Elliott Copeland & Melvin T. Rogers, 1960, page 135 “In the 18th Century, Bearskin Neck was the site of fishermen's shanties, boat building shops, stores which sold boat gear, bait, and clams, an old tavern, and the 'lean-to' where Wm. Haskell, who wore earrings and did up his hair on curl papers, sold home made ginger pop & molasses candy...."  I’d like to think that this was William Haskell (1618 – 1693), my 9th great grandfather, but I really don’t know which William Haskell this excerpt describes.

Some HASKELL sources:

Chronicles of the Haskell Family, by Ira J. Haskell, 1943, Ellis Printing Co., Lynn, MA

“John Stone: First Ferryman of Beverly, Mass and some of his descendants 1635 – 1900”, by James B. Stone in The Essex Genealogist, Volume 7, pages 67 - 70.

“English Origins of the Haskell Family”, by Winthrop Allison Haskell in the NEHGS Register, Volume 138, pages 225 - 226

My HASKELL genealogy:

Generation 1: William Haskell, born about 1578 in Charlton Musgrove, Somersetshire, England, and buried 11 May 1630 in Charlton Musgrove; married to Elinor Foule. Seven children.  Elinor remarried to John Stone.

Generation 2: William Haskell, baptized 8 November 1618 in Charlton Musgrove, died 20 August 1693 in Gloucester, Massachusetts; married on 6 November 1643 in Salem, Massachusetts to Mary Tybott, daughter of Walter Tybott, born 6 November 1628 in Chepstow, Wales and died 24 August 1693 in Gloucester.  Nine children.

Generation 3:  Mark Haskell, born 8 April 1658 in Gloucester, died 8 September 1691 in Gloucester; married on 16 December 1685 in Gloucester to Elizabeth Giddings, daughter of John Giddings and Sarah Alcock.  She was born about 1666 in Ipswich, and died 15 September 1725 in Gloucester. Three children.  Elizabeth remarried to John Dennison.

Generation 4:  Mark Haskell, born 16 September 1687 in Gloucester, died 25 August 1775 in Ipswich; married about 14 January 1710 in Gloucester to Martha Tuthill, daughter rof John Tuthill and Martha Ward.  She was born 21 November 1690 in Ipswich, and died 15 May 1763 in Ipswich.  Thirteen children.

Generation 5: Lucy Haskell, born 21 May 1715 in Gloucester, died 21 September 1769 in Ipswich; married on 20 November 1736 in Ipswich to Jabez Treadwell, son of Nathaniel Treadwell and Hannah Unknown.  He was born 9 August 1713 in Ipswich, and died 22 December 1780 in Ipswich.  Eleven children.

Generation 6:  Nathaniel Treadwell m. Mary Hovey
Generation 7:  Jabez Treadwell m. Betsey Jillings Homan
Generation 8:  Eliza Ann Treadwell m. Abijah Hitchings
Generation 9:  Abijah Franklin Hitchings m. Hannah Eliza Lewis
Generation 10:  Arthur Treadwell Hitchings m. Florence Etta Hoogerzeil
Generation 11:  Gertrude Matilda Hitchings m. Stanley Elmer Allen (my grandparents)

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, “Surname Saturday ~ HASKELL of Gloucester, Massachusetts”, Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 24, 2017, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/06/surname-saturday-haskell-of-gloucester.html: accessed [access date]).