Five new sketches have been posted to the Early New England Families Study Project database on AmericanAncestors.org: Daniel Morse, John Morse, Joseph Morse, Rev. John Sherman, and Samuel Sherman.
There are now 61 published sketches:
|Allen, John||Weymouth, Rehoboth, Swansea||Christian ___|
|Andrews, Joseph||Hingham, Duxbury||1) Unknown; 2) Elizabeth ___|
|Andrews, Thomas||Watertown, Cambridge||Rebecca ___ (m. 2 Nicholas Wyeth)|
|Arnold, Benedict||Hingham, Providence, Pawtuxet, Newport||Damaris Westcott|
|Bulkeley, Edward||Cambridge, Concord, Marshfield||Lucian ____|
|Bulkeley, Thomas||Cambridge, Concord, Fairfield||Sarah Jones (m. 2 Anthony Wilson)|
|Capen, John||Dorchester||1) Raedegon Clapp; 2) Mary Bass|
|Denison, Edward||Roxbury||Elizabeth Weld|
|Denison, Daniel||Roxbury, Cambridge, Ipswich||Patience Dudley|
|Denison, George||Roxbury, New London, Stonington||1) Bridget Thompson; 2) Ann Borodell|
|Dibble, Thomas||Dorchester, Windsor||1) Miriam ___; 2) Elizabeth (___) (Hawkes) Hinsdale [m. 1) John Hawkes; 2) Robert Hinsdale]|
|Dudley, Samuel||Boston, Cambridge, Ipswich, Salisbury, Exeter||1) Mary Winthrop; 2) Mary Byley; 3) Elizabeth ___|
|Foster, Hopestill||Dorchester||Mary Bates|
|Gaylord, William||Dorchester, Windsor, Conn.||1) Ann Porter; 2) Elizabeth Drake|
|Hallett, Elizabeth (Fones) (Winthrop) (Feake)||Watertown, Greenwich, Conn., Flushing and Newtown, L.I.||1) Henry Winthrop2) Robert Feake3) William Hallett|
|Hilton, William||Plymouth, Maine, Newbury, Charlestown||1) Sarah Greenleaf; 2) Mehitable Nowell|
|Hobart, Edmund||Hingham||Elizabeth Elmer|
|Hobart, Joshua||Hingham||Ellen Ibrook|
|Hobart, Peter||Hingham||1) Elizabeth Ibrook; 2) Rebecca Peck|
|Hobart, Thomas||Hingham||1) Ann Plomer; 2) Jane ___|
|Hudson, Francis||Boston||1) Mary ___; 2) Elizabeth (Baker) Watkins [m. 1) Thomas Watkins]|
|Hudson, William||Boston, Charlestown||1) Ann ___; 2) Mary (Brown) Fownell [m. 1) John Fownell]|
|Hull, Josias||Dorchester, Windsor, Killingworth||Elizabeth Loomis|
|Jackson, Elizabeth (Newgate) (Oliver)||Boston, Cambridge, Newton||1) John Oliver; 2) Edward Jackson|
|Jenney, Samuel||Plymouth, Portsmouth, RI, Dartmouth||1) Susannah Wood; 2) Anne/Anna Lettice|
|Johnson, Abigail (Stansfield) (May)||Dedham, Roxbury||1) Samuel May; 2) Humphrey Johnson|
|Johnson, Humphrey||Roxbury, Scituate, Hingham||1) Ellen Cheney; 2) Abigail (Stansfield) May [m. 1) Samuel May]|
|Johnson, Isaac||Roxbury||Elizabeth Porter|
|Kimball, Henry||Watertown, Ipswich, Wenham||1) Mary Riddlesdale; 2) Elizabeth (Black) (Gilbert) Raynor [m. 1) Humphrey Gilbert; 2) William Raynor; 4) Daniel Killam]|
|Lane, Andrew||Hingham||Trypheny ____|
|Lane, George||Hingham||Sarah Harris|
|Leverett, John||Boston||1) Hannah Hudson; 2) Sarah Sedgwick|
|Lothrop, Thomas||Scituate, Barnstable||Sarah (Learned) Ewer [m. 1) Thomas Ewer]|
|Lyman, Richard||Charlestown, Hartford, Northampton||Hepzibah Ford|
|Makepeace, Elizabeth (Hawkredd) (Coney) (Mellowes)||Boston, Braintree||1) John Coney; 2) Oliver Mellowes; 3) Thomas Makepeace|
|Mellowes, Oliver||Boston, Braintree||1) Mary James; 2) Elizabeth (Hawkredd) Coney [m. 1) John Coney; m. 3) Thomas Makepeace]|
|Morse, Daniel||Watertown, Dedham, Medfield, Sherborn||Lydia Fisher|
|Morse, John||Dedham, Medfield, Boston||Annas/Annis ____|
|Morse, Joseph||Watertown, Dedham, Medfield, Dorchester||Hannah/Ann Phillips [m. 2) Thomas Boyden]|
|Morton, Nathaniel||Plymouth||1) Lydia Cooper; 2) Ann (Pritchard) Templar [m. 1) Richard Templar]|
|Norman, John||Salem, Manchester||Arabella ____|
|Oliver, John||Boston||Elizabeth Newgate [m. 2) Edward Jackson]|
|Perkins, John||Boston, Ipswich||Elizabeth ___|
|Phippen, Joseph||Hingham, Boston, Falmouth, Salem||Dorothy/Dorcas ___|
|Pike, John||Ipswich, Newbury, SalisburyWoodbridge, New Jersey||1) Mary Turvell; 2) Elizabeth (Blossom) FitzRandolph [m. 1) Edward FitzRandolph]|
|Pike, Robert||Ipswich, Newbury, Salisbury||1) Sarah Sanders; 2) Martha (Moyce) Goldwire [m. 1) George Goldwire]|
|Rossiter, Bray||Dorchester, Windsor, Guilford, Killingsworth||Elizabeth Alsop|
|Saltonstall, Richard||Watertown||Muriel Gurdon|
|Shelley, Robert||Boston, Roxbury, Scituate, Barnstable||1) Judith Garnett; 2) Susannah [Dimmock]|
|Sherman, John||Watertown, Wethersfield, Milford, New Haven, Watertown||1) Mary ___; 2) Mary Launce.|
|Sherman, Samuel||Watertown, Wethersfield, Stamford, Stratford, Fairfield||Sarah Mitchell|
|Starr, Thomas||Cambridge, Duxbury, Yarmouth, Scituate, Charlestown||Rachel ___ [m. 2) John Hicks]|
|Stileman, Elias||Salem, Portsmouth, Newcastle||1) Mary ___; 2) Mary (___) Stileman [m. 1) Richard Stileman]|
|Tompkins, John||Salem||1) Margaret ___; 2) Mary (__) Read|
|Veren, Hilliard||Salem||Mary Conant|
|Warner, Daniel||Ipswich||1) Elizabeth [Denne?]; 2) Faith (__) Browne [m. 1) Edward Browne]; 3) Ellen (Pell) (Boynton) (Jewett) [m. 1) John Boynton; 2) Maximilian Jewett]|
|Warner, John||Ipswich, Brookfield, Hadley||Priscilla Symonds|
|Winthrop, John the Younger||Boston, Ipswich, Saybrook, New London, New Haven, Hartford||1) Martha Fones; 2) Elizabeth Reade|
|Winthrop, Henry||Salem||Elizabeth Fones [m. 2) Robert Feake; 3) William Hallett]|
|Woodbury, Humphrey||Salem, Beverly||Elizabeth Hunter|
|Woodward, George||Watertown||1) Mary ___; 2) Elizabeth Hammond|
17 thoughts on “Early New England Families Study Project update”
Thanks! Especially for the Daniel Morse sketch as it allows me to swap out Savage’s entry for your now Up-To-Date one in that particular database of mine. And too for the bonus sketch on his son Nathaniel. 2 birds in 1 sketch.
Take a coffee break!
Bob, thanks. No rest for the weary, I just counted 10 sketches in various stages of progress on my desk.
How are families selected?
Hi, go to the search page in americanancestors.org, choose “Advanced Search” then category “Genealogies, etc.”, then database “New England Early Families,” and on that search page there is a direct link to the article explaining the Early New England Families Study Project. Also, check out my previous posts here on Vita-Brevis, which give more details.
What about the Coffin family from Devon? Tristram Coffin
Teresa, Tristram Coffin arrived in New England in 1642, thus he will be in the group covered for that year. I am still in 1641, which is extra large because it has to catch up with everyone who was in N.E. by 1640, but who is not covered by the Great Migration (it gets complicated, so bear with us). However, I am beginning to approach the 1642 “basket” and may work on the Coffins in this next year.
If you have not already seen it, there is a very good account on the Coffins in
Mary Lovering Holman, comp. for Helen Pendleton (Winston) Pillsbury, Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury…, two volumes (Concord, NH: 1938, 1942)
Dorcas Morse, daughter of Joseph Morse, married Benjamin Clark. Wasn’t his mother Alice Fenn [NEHGR 152:18], or was that another Joseph Clark?
Rick, yes, I missed that, thanks. Will update the sketch.
Have you ever done the Cornell family?
Dorene, Not yet. Thomas Cornell of Boston was a “Great Migration” immigrant, who falls into the second half of the GM project (1636-1640). Thomas Cornell of Portsmouth and Swansea, who married Elizabeth Fiscock in 1642 does fall into the Early Families “basket” for 1642 that I will be working on during the next year. All others will be done according to their dates of marriage.
John Glover and Roger Billings are two Dorchester men (along with John Capen, whom, you have), who, IMHO, should be on the list. Their descendants migrated out into the New Grant-Dorchester South Precinct- now Stoughton, Canton, Sharon, Avon and Foxborough, hence my interest. Dwight Mac Kerron, Stoughton Historical Society.
Dwight, John Glover has already been treated in Great Migration (series 2, volume 3, 72-76). You can access this as a database on americanancestors.org.
Roger Billing/Billings (Hi cousin) is also a Great Migration immigrant, but he came in 1639, which falls into the undone part of that project. Early New England Families Study Project will pick up with their sons.
What about the Thomas Wight family? Founder of Dedham, Medfield, Medway.
Thomas Wight is in the Great Migration Project under 1637, which is the part that has not yet been treated. His sons will be in the Early New England Families Study Project according to the date of their marriage, but since they married in the 1650s and 1660s, they are not on the immediate horizon.
John Moody of Roxbury ca 1633, then Hartford ca 1638 has been included in The Great Migration, and six of his male descendants are included in the 1790 compilation. John’s descendants, as well as his ancestors back to Edmund Moody ca 1495 who saved the life of Henry VIII (from the records of the College of Arms) are at http://www.moodylapointe.com.
Re: William Hilton. I assume that the sketch for William Hilton, included in the 61 completed ones, is for William Hilton, the Elder, son of William Hilton (who came to Plymouth Colony in 1621), and half-brother of William Hilton, the Younger. Unfortunately, I found no way to get to William Hilton, Elder’s sketch. He’s a grrrrrrrrrrrrt-uncle of mine, and I know him as the William Hilton of the ship, Adventure, for whom Hilton Head Island is named. Please advise how I can access W.H. Elder’s sketch. Thanks.
Eleanor, yes the sketch is for William of Hilton Head. When you go to the Database Search Page, choose advanced search, then category “Genealogies, biographies…” and then for Database choose “Early Families of New England.” The first choice in the list will be “Volume” and if you click the down arrow, it will give you the list of names of all of the sketches.