Many old Cape families including Kelley, Eldredge/idge, Howes, Baker, Mayo, Bangs, Snow, Chase, Ryder/Rider, Freeman, Cole, Sears, Wixon, Nickerson.
Many old Plymouth County families including Washburn, Bumpus, Lucas, Cobb, Benson.
Johnson (England to MA)
Corey (Correia?) (Azores to MA)
Booth, Jones, Taylor, Heatherington (N. Ireland to Quebec)
O'Connor (Ireland to MA)
My male Mayflower ancestors (only first two have been submitted/approved by the Mayflower Society):
Francis Cooke, William Brewster, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, Richard Warren, Peter Browne, Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, James Chilton, John Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, and John Howland.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Mary Pontus ca 1622-1689/90 married first James Glass and second Philip Delano of Plymouth and Duxbury, Mass.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
|Chiltonville map, ca 1857|
His father Moses Benson’s will is dated 1 June 1821; resident of Woodstock Vermont. He was unwell when he wrote the will at age 46 and died eight months later. He names wife Experience, sons Hosea, Isaac, Ebenezer and Samuel; daughters Susannah and Lydia. His friend and executor Robert Cone was made legal guardian to Hosea, Isaac, Susannah and Lydia who were all minors. He left his farm valued at $775 to Hosea and Isaac and they were to eventually pay other siblings $25 each. If they didn’t agree to this, the farm would go to another sibling in a specific order with them paying the others $25. The inventory includes Woodstock land of 82.5 acres with buildings thereon, livestock, farm implements, household items including a tea set, maple sap, barrels of cider. His estate was considered insolvent and the list of claims against the estate came to $121. The Vermont Gazetteer mentions that his son Hosea did take over his farm, so good to know that wasn’t lost in the settling of his debt. Perhaps Hosea either bought out Isaac’s half of the farm or Isaac just walked away to relocate to Plymouth. Source: Vermont Probate Records, Vol 6-7, p 341-34 1816-1825, Hartford District, from Ancestry’s “Vermont Wills and Probate Records 1749-1999”