Welcome! I really enjoy exchanging information with people and love that this blog helps with that. I consider much of my research as a work in progress, so please let me know if you have conflicting information. Some of the surnames I'm researching:

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.
Female Mayflower ancestors: Mary Norris Allerton, Eleanor Billington, Mary Brewster, Mrs. James Chilton, Sarah Eaton, and Joan Hurst Tilley.
Child Mayflower ancestors: Giles Hopkins, (possibly) Constance Hopkins, Mary Allerton, Francis Billington, Love Brewster, Mary Chilton, Samuel Eaton, and Elizabeth Tilley.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Ancestors from Rochester, Plymouth Co., Mass.

This post is part of an ongoing project--organizing my direct ancestors by the towns in New England where they lived. I love learning about the towns in which they lived and will list my favorite resources. Please add a comment about your family from these towns and your favorite resources as well. Much of the genealogical information is a work in progress, particularly the Nye family! I have blogged about many of the ancestors listed, but some I don't know enough about yet to write a sketch of their lives.

Ebenezer Benson, b Rochester 1693, m. Joanna Andrews. Also lived in Middleborough; not sure if he moved or town limits changed. I descend through their son Elisha who lived in Middleborough and then relocated to Woodstock, VT; he married Sophia Nye in Rochester in 1763. 

William Nye b. Sandwich 1765 (Benjamin 1, John 2, Nathan 3, William 4 Nye), moved to Rochester where he married Ruth Snow in 1785 (she was born 1768 at Rochester, dau of David and Phebe Snow), he died Rochester 1841. Then through William Nye b. Rochester 1794, m Nancy Snow 1818 at Rochester (she was b Rochester 1797 in Rochester, dau of Silas Snow and Ruth Jones), he died at sea 1831. Then through Aurilla West Nye born 1829 in Rochester (area became Mattapoisett), m. Josiah Benson in 1853 at Middleborough.

David Nye b. 1706 (Benjamin 1, Jonathan 2 Nye) m. Elizabeth Briggs 1733, died 1796. I descend through their son Jonathan Nye b. Rochester 1740, m. Elizabeth Irish 1762 (she was born 1745, Plymouth, dau of William Irish).  Then through Sophia Nye b. 1763 at Rochester, m. Elisha Benson in 1783 at Rochester.  

Favorite Rochester source: 
Leonard, Mary Hall, etc, Mattapoisett and Old Rochester, Being a History of These Towns..., 1907

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