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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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Wheeler Power in Old Concord

The stories of two, three, four, and even five brothers who left the Old World and came together to settle in the New World are legend. But have you heard about the Wheeler clan of Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England? The adult … Continue reading

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TUSLE: Edward Spalding’s Wives

TUSLE #4 (tying up loose ends); please see update at end of post. The first post on this blog was about Edward Spalding’s wives. Deeper digging disproves, at least in my mind, that the Edward Spalding who was among those … Continue reading

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TUSLE: Heald

It’s time for TUSLE #3 (a.k.a. tying up some loose ends). One claim repeatedly found, even among reputable sources, is that the immigrant John Heald, an early settler in Concord, Massachusetts, came to New England about 1640 from Berwick-upon-Tweed, where … Continue reading

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Edward Spalding’s Wives

See update here. . . . . An enduring genealogical source for the Spalding/Spaulding family is the Spalding memorial (1872). It provides numerous verifiable facts while it assumes too many not in evidence. For example, the memorial’s author presumes that … Continue reading

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