Marblehead Massachusetts

First and Second Churches in Marblehead Massachusetts

The first church in Marblehead was built in 1649. “From the earliest records of this town, it appears that as early as 1648, when ‘the Planta­tion,’ as it was called, contained forty-four families, there was preaching among them by Mr. Walton.” “Mr. Walton continued to officiate as a public teacher, though without ordination, about twenty …

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The Descendants of Thomas White of Marblehead

Thomas White is the first generation. His descendants who bear the family name stand in numerical order from himself to NO. 79. Small figures at the end of a name, thus, “THOMAS2″ indicate the generation to which the individual belongs. Figures in parentheses placed before a name, forming the subject of a distinct notice, thus, …

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Abbot Family of New England

Arthur Abbot, Marblehead Perhaps removed to Ipswich, joined Winthrop 1634, in the settlement of that town, was living in 1671, and probably died before 1679. We know of issue, only Philip, whose descendants have tradition that he came from Totness in County Devon, where he left good estate of which for several years after migration …

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Free Massachusetts Vital Records

This is a collection of 197 free vital records books, otherwise known as “Tan Books” for Massachusetts towns. Generally these records go up to 1849/1850 at which, the genealogist can use the census records to assist in identifying the family connections further. Included with this article is an account of why and how these manuscripts were published along with links to all 197 books which can be freely read or downloaded.

Ezekiel Cheever and some of his Descendants

The paper entitled Ezekiel Cheever and Some of his Descendants was prepared for, and published in, the New England Historical and Genealogical Register for April 1879. The same type has now been used to print a few copies in pamphlet form, for private distribution. There has been added to it, as an Appendix, the Cheever Manuscript in the Library of the Boston Athenaeum, now for the first time printed in full.

Sea Captains – Hooper to Humphreys

Hooper, Asa Born July 6, 1767. 1780 Seaman “Ship Thorn,” Capt. Richard Cowell. 1801 Schooner “Hope,” 92T 1803 Selectman. 1812 Captain of Privateer Brigantine “Thorn,” captured in 1812. 1816 Schooner “Ardent.” ____ Schooner “Mary.” (Lost G. C.) 1828 Schooner “Teazer.” 1833 Schooner “Daniel Baxter,” 81T. 1806-1812-1814-1823 Representative to the General Court. Commission of Asa Hooper …

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