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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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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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Bobet-Bobbett-Babbitt

The English origin of Edward Babbitt, the immigrant ancestor, has long been uncertain. Not even The Babbitt Family History, published in 1875, offers any meaningful guidance. Edward Bobet-Bobbett-Babbitt, according to the history, first appears in Plymouth court records in 1643, … Continue reading

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