George Lyon (1662-1694)
George Lyon was born on 16 Dec 1662 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts as the first child of George Lyon and Hannah Tolman. He had four siblings, namely: Thomas, Henry, Hannah, and Edward.
When he was young, he moved with is parents to Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
When he was 25, he married Thankful Badcock, daughter of Robert Badcock … Continue reading
Most days of most lives are “ordinary.” But, our ordinary is likely very different than the ordinary of our ancestors. Though, in some ways things are probably similar. I’m using a random number generator to decide how many years to go back in time. The intent is to see which ancestors were living, where they lived, the basics of what was going on in their lives, and what was going on in the world around them.
13 December 2017 – Wednesday
Here in 2017, we are counting down the days to Christmas. In Southern Minnesota, we only have a dusting of … Continue reading
Jerusha Bennett (circa 1811 – 1849)
Happy Birthday Jerusha! We know you had a birthday sometime. We just don’t know the day or exact year of your birth. So, today is your day to be remembered despite the lack of records to tell us the exact dates.
Jerusha Bennett was born about 1811 in New York as the third child of John Bennett and Sarah “Sally” Rockwell. She had eight siblings, namely: Milla Atwood, Comfort, Deborah, Thomas, Josiah, Hannah, Elias, and Miles Covell. The oldest sister, Milla, was a half-sister. Their shared mother, Sally Rockwell, had been married to Benjamin … Continue reading
Samuel Camfield (1645-1690)
Samuel Camfield was born about Oct 1645 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut as the first child of Matthew Camfield and Sarah Treat. He had eight siblings, namely: Sarah, Ebenezer, Matthew, Hannah, Rachel, Jonathan, Ruth, and Mary. Samuel Camfield was baptized on 19 Oct 1645 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. The surname, Camfield, has also been written Canfield, Campfield, or Campphield. The book, A History of Thomas Canfield and of Matthew Camfield with a Genealogy of their Descendants in New Jersey, lists thirty different spellings for the name in America.
We don’t know the exact date of Samuel’s … Continue reading
Most days of most lives are “ordinary.” But, our ordinary is likely very different than the ordinary of our ancestors. Though, in some ways things are probably similar. So, this is the first of a series of what will become regular blog posts in which we will go back in time to explore what our ancestors may have been doing on a certain date. This idea was inspired by Roberta Estes’ blog post, On This Day – What Were Your Ancestors Doing? – 52 Ancestors #170. She picked a day and went back 100 years. I’m putting a slightly … Continue reading
Jacob W. Phillips (1781-1847)
Jacob W. Phillips was born on 27 Sep 1781 in Claverack, Columbia, New York as the first child of Wilhelmus Philip and Magdelena Ostrander. He had seven siblings, namely: Margrit, Petrus, Johannes, Wiliam, Sarah, Beata, and Anna Barbara. Jacob was baptized on 07 Oct 1781 in Claverack, Columbia, New York at the Reformed Dutch Church.
When he was 19, Jacob married Christina Dodge, daughter of Peregrine Dodge and Louisa Head, on 23 Jun 1801 in Claverack, Columbia, New York.
Jacob W. Phillips and Christina Dodge had the following children:
William James Phillips was born on 01 Dec … Continue reading
Silence Hickock (1713-1795)
Silence Hickock was born on 19 Sep 1713 in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut as the tenth and youngest child of Samuel Hickock and Elizabeth Plumb. She had nine siblings, namely: daughter, Ebenezer, Samuel, John, Hannah, Elizabeth, son, Gideon, and Sarah. Two of her siblings, a unnamed sister and an unnamed brother, died at birth.
The Hickock surname has been spelled a variety of ways such as Hickock, Hickocks, Hicox, and, in the case of Silence’s famous 2nd cousin 4x removed “Wild Bill,” it can be spelled Hickok.
When she was 23, Silence married Abraham … Continue reading
Joseph Baldwin (1751-1844)
Joseph Baldwin was born on 13 Sep 1751 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut as the sixth child of Theophilus Baldwin and Sarah Lamb. He had nine siblings, namely: Thankful, David, Abigail, Sarah, Theophilus, Nathan, Asa, Lucy, and Rebecca. Joseph Baldwin was baptized on 10 May 1752 in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
Marriage and Children
When he was 19, Joseph Baldwin married Sabra Billings, daughter of John Billings and Elizabeth Page, on 14 Nov 1770 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
Joseph Baldwin and Sabra Billings had the following children:
Elizabeth Baldwin was born on 11 Apr … Continue reading
Genet Boyes (1754-1845)
Genet Boyes was born on 25 Aug 1754 in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire as a child of James Boyes. She had at least two siblings, namely: James, and Samuel.
When she was 21, she married Robert Boyes in 1776 in Litchfield, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. Genet and her husband may have been related since they shared the same last name. It wasn’t uncommon for people to marry cousins during that time. Sometimes the cousins weren’t even that distantly related. But, right now, we don’t know for sure if they shared common ancestors.
Robert Boyes and Genet Boyes … Continue reading
Stephen Bacon (1677-1766)
Stephen Bacon was born on 21 Aug 1677 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts as the ninth child of John Bacon and Rebecca Hall. He had eight siblings, namely: Mary, John, Rebecca, Daniel, Sarah, Samuel, Thomas, and Susanna.
When he was 26, he married Mary Loker, daughter of John Loker and Sarah Rice, on 06 Jan 1703/04 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
Stephen Bacon and Mary Loker had the following children:
Sarah Bacon was born on 17 Sep 1704 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She married Theoder Rider on 18 May 1726 at Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
Mary Bacon was … Continue reading