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Biography of Alfred Woodman

Alfred Woodman, a successful farmer of Plainfield, Sullivan County, N.H., and a veteran of the Civil War, was born in Newburyport, Mass., March 9, 1834, son of Daniel and Sarah (Hall) Woodman. His grandfather, Joseph Woodman, was a native of Newbury, Mass., and a cabinet-maker by trade. He was twice married; and his second wife was Abigail Atkinson, of Newbury, who reared the following children: William, Edna, Abbie, Jane, Hannah, Betsey, Phoebe, David, John, James, Joseph, and Daniel. William Woodman became a prominent business man of Dover, N.H., was a man of strict integrity, and for a period of fifty years was president of two banks. He married Rebecca Wheeler, of Dover. Edna, Abbie, and Jane remained single, and passed their lives in Newburyport. Hannah became the wife of Major Nathaniel Coffin, a wealthy and influential citizen of that city. Betsey married Daniel Lunt, a merchant and farmer of Newbury, and had two children. Phoebe married Captain Thomas Disney, of Newburyport, and had a family of four children. David was a cooper by trade, and resided in Newburyport. He married, and had a family of three children, two of whom are living. John was a shoe dealer in Newburyport. He married Eliza Little, and had three children. James learned the mason’s trade, and followed it in Boston; was the father of three children. Joseph followed the trade of a...

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Genealogy of Edward Baker of Saugus Massachusetts

G151 EDWARD BAKER: farmer; settled on the south side of “Baker’s Hill”, Saugus (then Lynn), Mass., 1630; undoubtedly came in the fleet under Gov. Winthrop; admitted a Freeman, 1638; m. Joan (d. 1693); d. 1687. Joseph: m. Ruth Holton, 1662; he and eldest son, Joseph, killed by Indians, 1675; had five ch. John: b. 1645; m. Abigail Fisher; settled in Dedham; d. 1719. Samuel: b. 1673; m. Mary Aspinwall; inherited lands in Northampton; d. 1717. Ch.: Daniel (b. 1717; m. Elizabeth Allis; d. 1798). John: b. 1677; m. Sarah Whiting; d. 1768. Timothy: b. 1708; m. Abigail Pond; d. 1786. Jabez: m. Hannah Morse. Jabez: b. 1771; m. Abigail Burridge; d. 1854. Jabez: b. 1799; m. Ann Burridge. Ch.: George Warren (b. 1824). Nathaniel: settled in Belchertown, Mass. Ch.: Hinsdale, Leonard (settled in N. Y.), Ira, Ivers, Hadassah. Timothy: b. 1745; m. Cynthia Onion; assisted in building Forts in South Boston during the Revolutionary War; d. 1831. Aaron: b. 1778; m. (1), Hannah Gay Baker; m. (2), Roxy Whiting; capt. of a Militia Company in West Dedham; d. 1856. Lusher Gay: b. 1807; m. Elizabeth P. Sanford. Ch.: George Ellis (b. 1834; m. Ellen Smith), Lusher Gay (b. 1850). Samuel Whiting: b. 1817; m. Rachel Cole. Charles Richmond: b. 1841; m. Sarah E. Smith. Ch.: Frederick Augustus (b.1856). Aaron W.: b. 1845. Edwin Whiting: b. 1849. Eustis: b. 1824;...

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Genealogy of Edward D. Baker of Salem Massachusetts

This is the genealogy of Edward D. Baker of Salem Massachusetts proving descent from Alfred the Great, King of England. ALFRED THE GREAT, KING OF ENGLAND, father of: PRINCESS ETHELWIDA: m. Baldwin II, Count of Flanders. Their son was: JOHN DE BURGO: Earl Comyn, Baron Tourburgh. HARLOWEN DE BURGO: who had: ROBERT DE BuRGO: Earl of Cornwall and Moreton. WILLIAM DE BURGH DE MORETON: Earl of Cornwall, who rebelled against Henry II, and had his eyes plucked out by his order. JOHN DE BURGH: who had: HUBERT DE BURGH: Earl of Kent; Chief Justice of England and Ireland and guardian of King Henry III; d. 1243. SIR JOHN, BARON DE BURGH: m. Lady Hawise, dau. of one of 25 Magna Charta barons. JOHN DE BURGH: Baron of Lanvallei. LADY HAWYSE DE BURGH: m. Robert, Baron de Greslei, d. 1283. LADY JOANE DE GRESLEI: m. Sir John de la Warre. LADY CATHERINE DE LA WARRE: m. Sir Warine le Latimer, Knt. LADY ELIZABETH LATIMER: m. Sir Thos. Griffin, Knt., of Northampton. RICHARD GRIFFIN: m. Anne Chamberlain. SIR NICHOLAS GRIFFIN: of Braybrooke, Sheriff of Nottinghamshire. LADY CATHERINE GRIFFIN: m. (first) Sir John Digby. WILLIAM DIGBY: of Kettleby; M. Rose Perwich. SIMON DIGBY: of Bedale, Ruthlandshire. EVERARD DIGBY: m. Catherine, dau. of Magister Strockbridge de Vandershaff Theodore de Newkirk. ELIZABETH DIGBY: b. 1584, d. 165-; m. Enoch Lynde, of London. JUDGE SIMON LYNDE: of...

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Rev. George Phillips Genealogy

Rev. George1 Phillips, the first settled minister at Watertown, came to New England in ship Arbella, with his friends Gov. Winthrop and Sir Richard Saltonstall. He was grad. of Gaius Coll., Cambridge, A.B. 1613, A.M. 1617; landed at Salem, Mass., June 12, 1630; wife Elizabeth [Sergent] Phillips d. soon after arrival, and was buried in Salem by the side of Lady Arbella Johnson. Mr. Phillips was minister at Watertown fourteen years; d. at Watertown, July 1, 1644. “A godly man, specially gifted and very peaceful in his place.” (Winthrop.) Samuel Phillips Samuel2 Phillips, b. at Boxstead, England, 1625; grad. Harv. Coll. 1650; m. at Ipswich, Mass., Oct. 15, 1651, Sarah Appleton, dau. of Samuel Appleton, who was in Ipswich 1634; one of the first town officers; deputy 1637; m. in England Sarah Everard. Mr. Phillips was minister at Rowley, Mass.; preached the Artillery Election Sermon 1675, Election Sermon 1678; d. April 22 1696; wid. Sarah d. July 15, 1713. He was considered one of the first men in the New England colonies. (See Gage’s History of Rowley.) Samuel Phillips Samuel3 Phillips, b. at Rowley, March 23, 1657-8; m. at Gloucester, Mass., May 22, 1687-8, Mary Emerson, dau. of Rev. John and Ruth [Symonds] Emerson of Gloucester. Ruth Symonds was dau. of Samuel Symonds of Ipswich, Mass., deputy and assistant 1638, later deputy governor. Mr. Phillips was a goldsmith [banker]...

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Biography of George H. Adams

George H. Adams, of Hill, the senior proprietor of the Hill Needle Factory, was born at Haverhill, Mass., son of the late Harrison Adams, the founder of the needle industry in this place. The first of the Adams family in this country was Enoch Adams, the great-grandfather of George H. He came to America from England, and settled, first in Newbury, and afterward in Salisbury, N.H. His last years were spent in the western part of the latter town, near Kearsarge Mountain. His son, Russel, after his marriage with Susanna Fifield, moved to Hill, where a family of eight children were born to him. Of these the only survivor is Enoch, who resides in Belmont, N.H. In early life Harrison Adams was a shoemaker and worked in Massachusetts. Subsequently on account of failing health he returned to Hill and carried on a farm here for about fifteen years. He moved into the village proper in 1866, after which he had no regular occupation for several years. He then started the needle business with his sons and others, and afterward retained an interest in the concern until his death at the age of seventy-five years. He was the second Republican to represent this town in the State legislature, and he served in the capacity of Selectman and in other town offices. A devoted member of the Congregational church, at the...

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William Haskell

(1) WILLIAM HASKELL,1 brother to Roger, was born in England in 1617, being 55 years of ago in 1672. He settled first in Beverly, and thence about 1643, he removed to Gloucester, whore he died. Aug. 1693. He was a mariner, and was also styled captain and lieutenant; was representative to the legislature, 1672, ‘79, ‘81 to ‘83, and 1685. He m. Nov. 6, 1643, Mary dau. of Walter Tibbets, of Gloucester; she d. Aug 16, 1693. Mr. Tibbets left a will, proved June 5, 1651, wherein be mentions his daughter Mary, wife of William Haskell, and their two sons Joseph and William. The descendants of William are to the present day quite numerous in Gloucester and Rockport. Nine children — 2. WILLIAM2 b. Aug. 26, 1644; d. June 5, 1708. Inventory of his estate, £666 06s. 3d, including a large amount of real estate. He owned an extensive grist and saw-mill, which fell, in the division of the estate, to his son William. This mill was probably situated in what is now the town of Rockport, and where the elder William settled. Mr. Haskell m. July 3,1667, Mary, dau. of William and Mary Brown. Eleven children — MARY3 d. April 29, 1668 ; m. Jacob Davis. WILLIAM3 b. Nov. 6, 1670. JOSEPh3 b. April 21, 1673 ; d. April 11, 1718. ABIGAIL3 b. March 2, 1675; m. Nathaniel...

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Notice Of William Haskell

WILLIAM HASKELL was a native of Marblehead, and supposed to be a descendant of Mark Haskell, of Beverly; b. 1726, d. in Lynn, Nov. 9,1809, aged 83 years. He was a shipwright, and pursued that occupation the greater part of his life, when, till the infirmities of age prevented, he took up the busi­ness of boating. It is remarked, by Mr. John White, of Marblehead, one of the oldest living representatives of that family, that Mr. Haskell was always considered to be a cousin to his grandfather, John White, which, if true, would make him grandson to Mark Haskell who married Charity Pitman. He had often heard him spoken of by his father, as “old uncle Bill.” He removed to Lynn about 1803, when, Dec. 5, of that year, he and his wife Ann sold to Peter Colman, of Marblehead, laborer, their one-fifth part of a dwelling house and land under it, near the powder house in Marblehead, bounded S. on the way to the Ferry, NW. on the late Azor Orne, and N. on Jesse Blanchard, with their rights in the estate of their late father, Peter Colman. Witnessed by James Gardner and Samuel Alley, Jr. Mr. William Haskell married Ann, dau. of Peter and Ann Colman, of Marblehead. Five children 1. MICHAEL2 d. young. 2. REBECCA2 bapt. March 12, 1769; d. in infancy. 3. REBECCA2 bapt. Sept....

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Mark Haskell, Second Generation

(3) MARK2 (Mark1), born in Beverly; removed to Marblehead, 1696—7, where he died May, 1734. He was a coaster, and also a proprietor in the so ­called Plain Farm, which farm first and last had elicited much controversy and litigation between the several proprietors respecting the boundaries of their farms. This farm consisted of six hundred acres, and was originally owned by John Humphrey, to whom it was granted by General Court, March 12, 1637, and partly bounded on Hugh Peters’s farm and Coy Pond, which lies near, and on the western side of Legg’s bill, Salem. Sept. 5,1710, “Mark Haskell, and his wife Cha­rity, dau. of Ambrose Gale, dec’d,” bought of Benjamin Gale and Benjamin James, children, and joint administrators of the estate of their late father Am­brose Gale, “a parcel of land in the Coy pond land, lying in the township of Salem.” Feb. 9, 1731, he and his wife Charity sold to their son Ambrose, a part of a certain garden formerly in the possession of Dea. Ambrose Gale, deceased, containing 80 ft. front anti rear, and 54 ft. deep, bounded on land of Elizabeth Girdler, the street, and on Gale’s meadow. The same day he sold the remainder to his son Mark. June 25, 1717, he bought of his son-in-law, Abiel Pitman (son of John Pitman, deceased, first husband to Charity), for £17, all his...

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Mark Haskell Fourth Generation

MARK4 (Mark,3 Marks2 Mark1), baptized March 16, 1729; d. Aug. 29, 1811; lived at the ferry. He first learned the earthern-ware business at Danvers ; but through dislike of his occupation he removed back to Marblehead, and assumed that of a shoreman. Aug. 29, 17555, he sold to Susannah, widow of Mark Haskell, his father, a house and land, bounded S. W. on the street by the new meeting-house (now Unitarian), 28 feet S. on Strikers land, E. 011 Batchelder’s land, Mark to a stake &c., leaving 22 feet on land of said 13 inches from the south corner of “my house.” Aug. 25, 1755, he bought of the above-said Susannah Haskell, who was administuatrix of the estate of Philip Hubbard, “the late mansion house and land formerly belonging to said Hubbard, bounded S. on the street [Mugford Street] opposite the new meeting-house, N. W. on Phillips, E. on Batchelder, and S. E. on Striker.” Sept. 2,1765, he bought of Mary White, widow (probably of Thomas) one acre of land at the ferry “near Noggs head,” and bounded on the sea. Sept. 8, 1173, he sold to Capt. Jona. Glover, of Marblehead, merchant, one half right of a lien in middle division No. 22, and formerly in possession of Sarah Merritt. Dec. 16, 1179, he sold to William Bean a house near the new meeting-house, formerly the property of...

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Mark Haskell Fifth Generation

(29) THOMAS5 (Mark,4 Mark3 Mark2 Mark1), baptized July 19, 1767; d. July 22, 1855. Master mariner; had made a number of voyages to Bilboa and Corunna, Spain, and afterwards retired from the sea and became an owner of a number of vessels and of a considerable landed estate. Nov. 26, 1801, he and his wife Mary, with the following named parties, to wit — Joshua Prentiss, Jr., Henry Prentiss, Thomas Prentiss, Christopher Prentiss, Edmund, Jr., and Abigail L, Thomas Calley and wife Grace, and widow Margaret Ingalls, all of Marblehead, sold to John Bubier Prentiss, for $800, their eight-tenth parts of a house, barn and land, given to them by will of their late grandfather Christopher Bubier, deceased, which estate was bounded on the way from trainingfield hill to Nick’s Cove, with a shop “now occupied by John Sumner.” May 4, 1809, he bought from Abraham and Mar­tha Wendell his wife, of Salem, a tract of land and a house bounded on the highway passing training­field hill, and on land set off to Sarah, wife of Michael Coombs, deceased, the premises being the same sold to said Sarah Coombs by a committee of the General Court in 1782 as confiscated estate. Dec. 15, 1809, he bought from Nicholas Coombs his one-tenth part of the house and land adjoining training-field bill, lately belonging to the estate of Capt. Michael Coombs,...

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Mark Haskell

(1) MARK HASKELL1 brother to Roger and William, settled in Beverly, where he died 1668—9. His inventory was taken Jan. 27, of that year, by Thomas Lathrop and Richard Brackenbury, and presented in court, March 30, 1669. His clear estate was £370 8s. 3d. — £200 of which was awarded to his two sons, viz. “William, the eldest, to have a double portion. Mark, the youngest, the bal. of the £200. Hannah Hascall to have £110 8s 3d” In the inventory there is mentioned a “ Ketch at sea,” which would be appraised on its arrival home, and rendered into court. An additional appraise­ment was rendered by Thomas Woodbury, William Hardy, and Hugh Woodbury, of Beverly. Some of the items mentioned in the list of debts due from the estate are as follows: “John Budd, of Long Island. Mr. Brown, of Salem. To his daughter in Law. To William Haskell. To John Haskell. To Thomas Chubb.” From the foregoing it would appear, by the mention of his daughter-in-law, that he had another son who died before him, perhaps without issue. Unfortunately, their names, with that of his father-in-law, were not mentioned. Mark, Sen., was undoubtedly the younger of the three brothers. He appears to have been a mariner, and engaged in the fishing business. The first mention of his name is in the Salem Book of Grants, where, at...

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Byfield Massachusetts Parish Records

736 Byfield Massachusetts parish records recorded by a Rev. Hale from 1709-1743. These baptisms may include residents from Newbury, Rowley and Georgetown. The first pastor of the church in the parish was Rev. Moses Hale, who died Jan.16, 1743-4. The following are all the records of baptisms in the parish from the founding of the church to the time of Mr. Hale’s decease.

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Frederick A. Wilson Genealogy

1. William1 Wilson, of Lynn, Mass., m. Priscilla Purchase and had four ch.: William, of Concord, Mass., was b. at Lynn, Aug. 28, 1664; d. Concord, Aug. 7, 1741. The age on his gravestone would show that he was the son of William1, and investigations show that he could not have been the son of any other known American Wilson. He was the town clerk of Concord, 1710-18; selectman, 1700-17, deputy and representative to the General Court, 1702, and many other times; was captain of the militia, and a man of prominence in the community and acquired a property of many thousands of dollars. He owned two slaves. m. Sarah Blood, who was his first cousin if he was son of the preceding Wilson, and this marriage would strengthen that supposition. They were m. July 1, 1686. She was b. May 5, 1661 at Concord, and d. there, Dec. 19, 1717; dau. of James and Hannah (Purchase) Blood. Their ch. were: Samuel, Sarah, Hannah, Priscilla and William, was b. at Concord, Apr. 22, 1702; m. Deborah (???); lived at Concord, and had William, was b. at Concord, May 8, 1733; d. sometime before Feb. 28, 1778, when his death in the Continental army was reported. He m. Hannah Fuller of Stow, Mass.; b. there Apr. 20, 1739; and was m. at Concord by Rev. Daniel Bliss, Nov. 10, 1757....

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1710-11 Byfield Massachusetts Parish Records Baptisms

Hannah, dau. of John Homes, Jan. 21. Samuell, son of Isaac Adams, Feb. 18. Mehitabel, dau. of John Haseltyne, Feb. 25, 1710-1. Sarah, dau. of Samuel Goodridge, Mar. 4, 1711. Mary and Jemima Boynton, daughters of Joshua Boynton, jr., Apr. 1, 1711. Thomas, son of Jno. Dresser, May 6. Rebecca, dau. of Stephen Thurston, June 17, 1711. Jane, dau. of Sam’l Hale, Aug. 5, 1711. Sarah, dau. of Edmund Goodridge, Aug....

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Descendants of John Abbe

JOHN ABBE, settled in Salem, Mass. He was entered as “Inhabitant” ye 2nd of 11 month 1636.” His wife, Mary Loring, died in Wenham, Mass., Sept. 9, 1662. He then married Mary, widow of Robert Goldsmith, Nov. 25, 1674. He was granted land most of which was situated in Enon, that part afterwards called Wenham, Mass. He joined the church a short time before his death in 1698 (as only church members could make wills) and he made over his property to his eldest son John in trust in which son John is to give life support to his father and father’s wife and to pay certain legacies to his children, which are all named. This will of, Deed of Trust in Salem, Mass., Probate Records was entered Aug. 3, 1683, and in the Deed of Trust he twice mentions his children. But for some reason his estate was settled by his youngest son Thomas, for the Essex County Probate Court Records show that letters of administration were granted to Thomas Abbe, son of John Abbe, senior, Dec. 12, 1702. Their children were as follows: John, died in Wenham, Mass. Samuel, settled in Windham, Conn. Sarah Mercy, married Mr. Killam. Rebeckah, married Richard Kimball. Obadiah, settled in Enfield; married but no children. (2) Thomas, b. 1656, Wareham, Mass.; d. Enfield, Conn., May 17, 1728. LIEUT. THOMAS (2), son of...

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