Happy Birthday Mary Loker

Mary Loker (1680-1767)

Mary Loker was born on 03 Aug 1680 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts as the third child of John Loker and Sarah Rice. She had three siblings, namely: Sarah, John, and Henry.

A couple years before she was born, Mary’s dad accepted “twenty pounds of money of New England, and also forty acres of land on the west side of the great river of Sudbury, in some place of the common land, that he, the said John Loker, shall choose, near to that called the World’s End” in exchange for giving up a house and land that the … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Adam Boyce

Adam Boyce (1787-1874)

Birth

Adam Boyce was born on 25 Jul 1787 in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire as the fifth child of Robert Boyes and Genet Boyes. He had six siblings, namely: Mary, Joseph, Hugh, Margaret, James, and Robert.

War of 1812

As a young man, Adam served in the War of 1812. He went as a substitute for a man named Joseph Pillsbury who was drafted. Adam enlisted for a three-month term beginning 12 Sep 1814. He was discharged on 3 Nov 1814.

Marriage and Children

When he was 31, Adam Boyce married Mary Loverin, daughter of Continue reading

Happy Birthday Jane Elizabeth Cornell

Jane Elizabeth Cornell (1853-1942)

Jane Elizabeth Cornell was born on 17 Jul 1853 in Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan as the only child of Peter Morris Cornell and Elvira Mary Palmer. Jane’s mother died when she was only a year and a half old. Her father headed west to pursue opportunities during the gold rush. He ended up settling in California, remarrying, and starting a second family. Jane was left in Michigan to live with her widowed grandmother, Jane Russell Palmer. The Civil War affected her childhood in Washtenaw County, Michigan. She was not quite eight-years old when it started in … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Daniel Harris

Daniel Harris (1653-1735)

Daniel Harris was born on 16 Jul 1653 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut as the second child of Daniel Harris and Mary Weld. He had nine siblings, namely: Mary, Joseph, Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah, Sarah, William, John, and Hannah. Daniel’s sister, Mary, is also a direct ancestor in another branch of our family tree.

When he was 27, he married Abigail Barnes on 14 Dec 1680 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

Daniel Harris and Abigail Barnes had the following children:

  • Abigail Harris was born on 07 Feb 1682/83 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. She died 13 May 1723 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Engebret Asleson Torset

    Engebret Asleson Torset (1814-1885)

    Engebret Asleson Torset was born on 16 Jul 1814 in Nes i Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway as the second child of Asle Embrickson Torset and Barbo Ivarsdtr Kjednbard. He had four siblings, namely: Margit, Ivar, Ola, and Ola.  Engebret Asleson Torset was baptized on 14 Aug 1814 in Nes i Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway.

    His name has been found as Engbret, Engebret, Engebreth, Ingebret, and Embrick in various records. Also, remember that in Norway, surnames were handled differently than they are in modern-day America. Then, each person was given their father’s name with a “son” or “dtr” or … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Betty Hall

    Betty Hall (1768-1848)

    Betty Hall was born on 05 Jul 1768 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts as the eighth child of Edward Hall and Lydia Brown. She had nine siblings, namely: Hannah, Ezekiel, Abijah, James, Edward, John, Lydia, Ezra, and Darius. Betty was baptized on 4 Sep 1768 at Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Her father moved the family to New Hampshire during the American Revolution.

    When she was 17, Betty Hall married John Loverin, son of Ebenezer Lovering and Lydia, on 16 Jun 1786 in Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire.

    John Loverin and Betty Hall had the following children:

  • Eunice Loverin was … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Timothy Johnson

    Timothy Johnson (1792-1871)

    Timothy Johnson was born on 28 Jun 1792 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut as the sixth child of Timothy Johnson and Grace Johnson. He had seven siblings, namely: Ebenezer, Grace, Hannah, Dorothy, Elizabeth, Cyrus, and Esther Johnson.

    When he was about ten-years old, his family moved from Middletown to Turin, Lewis, New York.

    A decade later, the War of 1812 occurred. The war was a conflict between the United States and the British Empire. Sometimes considered the second fight for independence, the War of 1812 started on 18 Jun 1812, a week before Timothy Johnson’s 20th birthday. The … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday George Brownell

    George Brownell (1711-1800)

    George Brownell was born on 21 Jun 1711 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island as the fourth child of George Brownell and Mary Thurston. He had eight siblings, namely: Giles, Phebe, Mary, Thomas, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Paul, and Stephen.

    When he was 20, he married Sarah Bailey, daughter of William Bailey and Dorothy Graves, on 21 Oct 1731 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

    George Brownell and Sarah Bailey had the following children:

  • Dorothy Brownell was born on 11 Jun 1733 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. She married James Burgess on 08 Apr 1757 in Dartmouth, Bristol, … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Joshua Wolcott

    Joshua Wolcott (1708-1753)

    Birth

    Joshua Wolcott was born on 15 Jun 1708 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut as the seventh child of George Wolcott and Elizabeth Curtis. He had nine siblings, namely: Elizabeth, Deborah, Ann, George, Caleb, Eunice, David, Josiah, and Sarah. Joshua was baptized on 27 Jun 1708 at Wethersfield.

    Along with his mother, Joshua was named as the executor of his father’s estate. The father, George Wolcott, died in 1726. Joshua inherited all of the lands that his father owned in Wethersfield, the dwelling house, the barn, the orchard, the gardens and all of George’s household goods. But, he … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Abraham Bennett Sr.

    Warwick Tax Roll 1775

    Abraham Bennett Sr. (1715-1777)

    Abraham Bennett Sr. was born on 06 Jun 1715 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut as the sixth child of James Bennett and Deborah Adams. He had six siblings, namely: Gershom, Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Samuel, and Deborah. He was baptized on 26 Jun 1715 in First Congregational Church, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut.

    When he was 21, Abraham Bennett Sr. married Silence Hickock, daughter of Samuel Hickock and Elizabeth Plumb, on 12 Mar 1737 in Connecticut.

    Abraham Bennett Sr. and Silence Hickock had the following children:

  • Hannah Bennett was born about 1740 in Connecticut. She married Jonathan Rockwell on 01 … Continue reading