Author Archives: Brenda J. Elliott

TUSLE: Update on Edward Spalding’s Wives

At last we have an official update and clarification regarding pioneer ancestor Edward Spalding’s origin and first wife — as well as their parents — in the July 2019 issue of The NEHGR. Stephen Waasa Spaulding provides proof that Puritan … Continue reading

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Lost in the Weeds

Just to reassure my followers, I am still around. After my summer and fall working on Elliott files the big catastrophe happened: my dependable iMac died. Completely. It died so completely that my computer technician of more than 20 years’ … Continue reading

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Hip! Hip! Hooray!

Hip! Hip! Hooray! Sorry. Had. To. Do. This. (Some of you know how I feel.) Finally finished updating all the Clark branches — including Harris, Westcott, Gilman, Clough, Emery, Folsom, Currier, Sawyer, Kimball, Merrill, Morrill, Pittsley/Pixley/Pigsley, Richardson, Tozier, Treworgye +++ … Continue reading

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Province of Massachusetts Bay

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Mayflower 2020 Research & Reading Resources

Note: Research and reading materials include primary and secondary sources, as well as popular derivative articles and books. This is a work in progress. Last updated 7/1/18. • The Plymouth Colony Archive Project A • Adams, Azel, The Mayflower and … Continue reading

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Great Advice from Family History Daily: Re-examine Every Genealogy Record

So glad to hear that someone else, namely Barb Bauer at Family History Daily, recommends re-examining every genealogy record after long periods of research. This is precisely what I have been doing for the past few months and must continue … Continue reading

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Two Pioneer Families from Northam & Appledore, Devon

Gabriel Tetherly and Nathaniel Piper were baptized in Northam & Appledore, Devon, England, in 1622 and 1627 respectively. Gabriel Tetherly came to New England sometime after July 1636, when his father, William, took as his second wife, Mary Harris, in … Continue reading

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