Happy Birthday Josiah Fuller

Josiah Fuller (1729/30-1797)

It has been verified that Josiah Fuller is in our family tree, but it is difficult to know anything very interesting about him or to know anything much about some of his children. Records just weren’t kept, or are no longer available. We have to depend heavily upon compiled records and published genealogies, rather than primary sources, to know anything about Josiah and his family.

Josiah Fuller was born on 23 Feb 1729/30 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut as the fourth child of Benjamin Fuller and Content Fuller. He had eight siblings, namely: Patience, Matthew, Deborah, Jemima, Benjamin, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Thomas Fawcett

Thomas Fawcett (1795-1865)

Thomas Fawcett was born on 16 Feb 1794/5 in Frederick, Virginia as the thirteenth and youngest child of Thomas Fawcett and Martha Branson. His parents were of the Quaker faith, so his birth was recorded as 16th day, 11th month, 1794. Their year started in mid-March, so the 11th month was February. Thomas had twelve siblings, namely: John, Richard, Martha, Rachel, David, Hannah, Lydia, Thomas (died as child), Joseph, Mary, Eunice (died young), and Eunice.

When Thomas was about twenty years old, he and his parents removed from Virginia and resettled in Ohio. As Quakers, they had … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Mary Jane Frost

Boyce Ledger - surf and turf

Mary Jane Frost (1825-1915)

Mary Jane Frost was born on 05 Feb 1825 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts as the fourth child of Joseph Frost and Caroline Mumford. She had four siblings, namely: Thomas, George, Sarah E. S., and Charles. She grew up in Dorchester.

When she was 32, Mary Jane Frost married Oliver Selam Boyce, son of Adam Boyce and Mary Loverin, on 02 Jul 1857 in Massachusetts. She was called Lady. He was known as Selam.

On the day of their marriage, the couple started a ledger to keep track of their expenses. The book still exists. What … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Mary Loverin

Loverin-Boyce, marriage record.

Mary Loverin (1792-1884)

With the help of a family bible, an application for an 1812 War Pension, and the memoir of her granddaughter, Gertrude Lovin Boyce Phillips, we can get a glimpse into “Polly” Loverin Boyce’s  life as she lived in New Hampshire and Vermont and finally on a farm in Illinois.

Mary Loverin was born on 01 Feb 1792 in Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire as the fourth child of John Loverin and Betty Hall. She had ten siblings, namely: Eunice, Aehsa, Kimbell, Caleb, Betty, Eunice, Hannah Hall, Lydia Hall, John Caleb, and Loisa Jane Printice. Mary Loverin was … Continue reading