Monday, May 4, 2015

Checking Out Ancestry.com Beta Source Citations in Ancestry Member Trees

It's May 2015, and the Ancestry.com Beta graphical interface may be ready for release soon (they said they would start releasing it gradually starting in May).

The last time I looked at source citations in Ancestry Member Trees while using the Ancestry.com Beta, I was disappointed that the presentation was very poor.

I looked again today, and the presentation is better!  In fact, it's very similar to what I saw in my own AMT (except I couldn't edit someone else's tree sources).  Here's a short tour:

1)  Here is the Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) in someone else's Ancestry Member Tree:


I clicked on the 1880 U.S. Census source on the screen above, and it showed me that the source was attached to the name, birth and 1880 census Residence event.

2)  In order to see the full source citation, I clicked on the "View" link in the specific source purple box on the screen above.  The source citation information screen pops up with four tabs - the "Ancestry Record" is shown below:


The "Ancestry Record" summary has a link to view the image and the record summary, and provides the record summary in the popup screen.

3)  The "Citation Detail" tab shows Citation Information (transcription of text, detail, web address), Source Information (title, author, publisher), and Repository Information (name, web address) for this particular source:


This source citation was produced by the tree owner attaching the 1880 U.S. Census record summary to the person in the Ancestry Member Tree.

4)  The third link is for the "Associated Facts" which shows the facts that the source citation is attached to:


There is no easily copied source citation with the source title and citation detail in one text paragraph.
5)  A user could capture the elements to create a source citation that could be used in a report, e.g.:

1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: T9_565; Family History Film: 1254565; Page: 533.3000; Enumeration District: 850; Image: .


6)  But that is not an Evidence Explained quality source citation, is it?  I would edit the source citation to read, using the available information:

1880 United States Federal Census, Worcester County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Leominster, ED 850, page 533C, Isaac Seaver household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 May 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T9, Roll 565.

At least most of the basic elements for the source citation are provided, although the name of the head of household and the dwelling and family numbers are not provided, and the image numbers from the FamilySearch microfilm is not provided.

Here is the source citation from the same source in the same tree using the current Ancestry.com graphical interface



7)  So the "new" source citation is marginally improved - it mentions the database, and adds the NARA microfilm publication number.  But it doesn't meet Evidence Explained quality standards as I hoped it would.

Does anyone else care about this?  I think that it is important that one of the premier genealogy companies provides an industry standard source citation for records that it provides.  The hope is, of course, that having an industry standard source citation will encourage genealogists to cite them when they attach the record to their online family tree, or download the image to their computer and attach it to a person and/or event in their genealogy management program on their computer.

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New or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - April 27 to May 2, 2015

I'm trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list).  

As of 3 May 2015, there were 1,969 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 3 from last week):





*  Peru, Hu├ínuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997; no indexed records, Browse Images only, added or updated 01 May 2015

*  Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973; no indexed records, Browse Images only, added or updated 01 May 2015

*  Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922; 3,874,103 indexed records with images, added or updated 01 May 2015

*  Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991; 158,956 indexed records with images, added or updated 01 May 2015

*  Georgia, Deaths, 1928-1939; 428,255 indexed records with images, added or updated 01 May 2015

*  Saskatchewan, Catholic Church Records, 1846-1957; 40,494 indexed records with images, added or updated 01 May 2015

*  Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005; no indexed records, Browse Images only, added or updated 30 Apr 2015

*  Ohio, Bloomfield Township, Brownwood Cemetery Records, 1824-2012; no indexed records, Browse Images only, added or updated 30 Apr 2015

*  BillionGraves Index; 12,167,109 indexed records with images, added or updated 30 Apr 2015

*  North Dakota Census, 1925; 678,504 indexed records with images, added or updated 29 Apr 2015

*  North Dakota Census, 1915; 619,448 indexed records with images, added or updated 29 Apr 2015

*  Saskatchewan Cemetery Transcripts, ca. 1850-1994; 164,737 indexed records with images, added or updated 29 Apr 2015

*  Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994; 2,983,594 indexed records with images, added or updated 29 Apr 2015

*  Costa Rica Civil Registration, 1860-1975; 3,683,892 indexed records with images, added or updated 29 Apr 2015

*  Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945-1984; no indexed records, Browse Images only, added or updated 28 Apr 2015

*  United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942; no indexed records, Browse Images only, added or updated 28 Apr 2015

*  Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999; 3,778,173 indexed records with images, added or updated 28 Apr 2015

*  Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998; 175,574 indexed records with images, added or updated 28 Apr 2015

*  Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992; 621,707 indexed records with images, added or updated 28 Apr 2015

*  Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001; 4,945,150 indexed records with images, added or updated 28 Apr 2015

*  Philippines, Northern Samar, Roman Catholic Diocese of Catarman, Church Records, 1860-1983; no indexed records, Browse Images only, added or updated 27 Apr 2015

*  Texas, Manifests of Aliens Granted Temporary Admission at El Paso, ca. July 1924-1954; 117,170 indexed records with images, added or updated 27 Apr 2015


*  United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949; 644,338 indexed records with images, added or updated 27 Apr 2015

Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell which collections are brand new and which ones are updated.  The asterisk they use is for "Recently added or updated."  I am particularly interested in new collections, for the obvious reasons.

In order to select a specific collection, go to 
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/05/new-or-updated-record-collections-at.html

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


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Amanuensis Monday - Post 266. 1715 Will of Ezekiel Worthen of Amesbury, Massachusetts

Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent  TransylvanianDutch blog) started a Monday blog theme years ago called "Amanuensis Monday."  John offers this definition for "amanuensis:" 

"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."

The subject today is the 1715 will of Ezekiel Worthen (1636-1716) of Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts:





The transcription of the will of Ezekiel Worthen is:

[page 1 of will]

"I Ezekiell Warthen Senr of Almsbury in the County 
of Essex in the province of the Massachusets Bay in New England 
being of parfict memory and composed mind thanks be 
given unto the Lord doe Make & Ordaine this my Last Will 
& Testament viz.
Prinsabolly I Recomend my Soull unto God who gave it &
my body unto the Earth to be buried in Christian manner 
at the Discresion of my Executor.  And as to my Worldly 
Estate wherewith the Lord hath bin pleased to bless me with 
all, I Give & Dispose of in forme as followeth: Imprimus.  

I Give & bequeath unto Hannah my beloved Wife all that 
part of my homestead & other Lands of mine in 
Almsbury on the north side of the land now in the posession of my 
son Georg Warthin, & of Goodalls Hill, not already disposed 
of with all the housing orchards fences tharon and all other 
priviliges to the same belonging To have & to hold During her 
Naturall Life.  And the yearly Income of all my other Lands and
Medow which I have not yet disposed of.  I also give unto 
my wife all my Stock and other Moveables not allready Dis-
posed of and the Benefit that shee shall make of the produce of 
these partickolars above given and bequeathed by her to
be enjoyed & Disposed of at her pleasure She Shall soe
meet.  

"Itt.  I Give and Bequath to my son Georg Warthin 
all that part of my homestead situate Southward of Harrison's 
Creek and soe much on the Northward of sd Creek as formerly 
belonged to the Swamp adjoyning thareunto, alwayes posessing
out of this Land above given unto my son Georg Warthin free 
Egress and Regress unto my son John Warthen his heires 
and assignes for ever from the other part of my Homestead over
the land runn down to the River as he or thay Shall have Ocation 
at any Time for the Carrying of Hay or any other things whatsoever
and allsoe a Liberty eaquall with my son George to Land and
 dry fodder upon three quarters of an acre of Land at the South
.East Corner of my homestead joyning to Richard Martins land.

"Item.  I Give and Bequath unto my son Samuell Warthin one 
moiety and half of my Lott of medow in Sailsbury adjoyning 
to the Black Rock Creek which I bought of William Chan-
dler To have and to hold to himself his heyres & assignes 
forever.

"Item.  I Give and Bequath unto my son John Warthin to 
him his heyres & assignes to have and to hold forever 
and to enter into the poseshan of after the decease of me, Ezekiell 
Warthin & Hannah my Now wife all the Remaining 
part of my Homestead on the North side of land bequeathed 
unto my son Georg Warthin, together with all the Orchards, 

[page 2 of will]

houseing, fencsis and all other priviliges and a ?????????
thereunto belonging which is in Consideration of his 
Discharging and paying of all my Just and Due Debts, 
and all the bequests which are Hereafter Named to be paid 
unto my Daufters and Grandchildren hereafter named 
and allsoe paying for our funerall Expences and Charges 
of Executorshipp Whom I Doe apoint Constitute and
ordaine Sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testament
and in case my son John Warthin shall renounce Executor-
shipp I then Substitute and Ordaine my Son Ezekiell 
Warthin Executor in his room and stead and doe
Conferr and Convey unto him my Bequest last menshioned
 to have and to hold to himself his Heyres and Assigns for-
ever upon the Same Consideration as above menshioned.

"Item.  I Give and Bequath unto my Daughters Hannah 
Fowler Dorothy Hoyt Judith Paige and Deborah Wells
five pounds a peese to be paid by my Executor to Each 
of them or their respective heyres or assignes at my now 
Dwelling place in good Marchantaboll pay at prise Currant, 
to Hannah Fowler within one year and to the rest of sd
Daughters within five years next after the decease of me
and Hannah my Wife.

"Itt.  I Give and Bequath unto my Daughter Margery Weed 
five shillings out of my Estate to be paid by my Executor
 in manner as unto my other Daughters.

"Item.  I Give & Bequath unto my two GranChildren 
Judeth and Dorothy Daughters of my son Thomas Warthin 
deceased, fifty shillings a peice to be paid as in Manner as abovesd or
when Each of them shall arrive at the age of Eighteen yeares of age
if it comes not within the time of my daughters receiveing of their portions
my Will is that upon the payment of this fifty shillings a peice 
unto my GranChildren above named that they each of them or 
their lawfull successors give a lawfull quitt claime of all 
ye higher title and interest unto a lott of land in ye Lions mouth
being the third lott in Number originally to George Martin Desed 
by virtue of an Entaile put upon or if either of them shall refuse or neg-
lect or doe as not to give a quit claim unto my son Ezekiell 
Warthin, then my Will is that they shall have but Two shillings 
and six pence a peice paid unto them as in Manner above written
 and the five pounds which should have been paid unto them 
shall be paid unto my son Ezekiell Warthin by my Executor
in like manner as should have bin paid unto them.

"Item.  I Give and Bequath unto my son Ezekiell Warthin two Shillings 
to be payd by my Executor he having had his 
portion allready by Deed.

[page 3 of will]

"Item.  My Will allsoe is that if my now Wife Hannah 
should die before myself or before shee shall have 
disposed of that which I have bequathed unto her for that ??
thatt then what may be remaining of my Stock or Move-
ables I reserve to my own disposall and if I should die 
and not have disposed of them my Will is that they shall 
be devided among my four Dafters and my Grandaufter 
Dorothy Warthen.  To my Daughter Hannah & my Grandaufter 
Dorothy Duboll so much as ye other of my Daughters to  each of them.

"That this is my Last Will and Testament, Witnes my hand 
and Sealle this Sixth day of the Third Month Called May 
one thousand Seven hundred and fifteen.

"Signed Sealled and Declared and ?????
so to be before us                    The Mark of Ezekiel W Warthen
the subscribers
of
the mark + John Simson
of
the mark of Judith Hoag
Jacob Morrill

On 6 August 1716, the Court at Ipswich allowed the will of Ezekiel Warthin, with John Simson, Jacob Morrill and Judith Hoage making oath that they witnessed Ezekiell Warthin late of almsbury sign and seale the abovewritten instrument.

Also on 6 August 1716, the Court allowed an inventory of the estate of Ezekiel Warthen, late of Almsbury, deceased, taken 15 June 1716 by Richard Preddinton (?) and Thomas Rogers.  The inventory totaled 122 pounds, which included one half of his homestead (60 pounds), land given to George Warthen (25 pounds), and meadow given to Samuel Warthen (2 pounds).

The source citation for this will is:

Essex County, Massachusetts, Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881, Estate Case 30705, will of Ezekiel Warthen, 1715; digital images, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org: accessed 3 May 2015).

I transcribed the original will papers found in the Estate paper files.  I compared that to the transcription I made about 15 years ago of the Probate Court clerk papers in the court record books and saw no significant differences except for spelling variations and abbreviations.  Both were fairly difficult to read in places and I have done my best in the transcription above, but there may still be errors of commission or omission.

Ezekiel Worthen is my 8th great-grandfather, who died 15 June 1716.  His wife, Hannah (Martin) Worthen, died in 1730.  They had 10 children, and 9 of them are mentioned in this will, including the son Thomas who died in 1702 (his children are the grandchildren mentioned in the will).  I am descended through their son, Ezekiel Worthen (1672-1765).  


Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of April 26 to May 2, 2015

The following databases were added or updated on Ancestry.com during the period from 26 April to 2 May 2015:




The databases added or updated include:

*  1871 Census of Canada; indexed records with digital images, UPDATED 4/30/2015

*  Oklahoma, Creek Equalization Records, 1912-1921;  unindexed records with digital images, ADDED 4/30/2015

*  Web: Canada, Manitoba, Birth Index, 1866-1912;  indexed records without digital images, UPDATED 4/29/2015

* Pennsylvania, Church Records - Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881;  indexed records without digital images, UPDATED 4/28/2015

*  Minnesota, Indian Allotment Records, 1888-1919; indexed records with digital images, ADDED 4/28/2015


*  1891 Census of Canada;  indexed records with digital images, ADDED 4/27/2015

The recently added and updated page on Ancestry.com is at http://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections

The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at  http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx.  There are 32,650 databases available as of 3 May, an increase of 2 over last week. 

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Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


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Best of the Genea-Blogs - 26 April to 2 May 2015

Hundreds of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.


My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:


*  Making Use of the Keyword Search Box in Ancestry.com Search to Find a Specific Village by Melody Lassalle on the Research Journal Genealogy Blog.  Melody's tip is excellent!

*  7 Useful Smartphone Apps for Genealogy Research by Lisa Lisson on the Crestleaf blog.  Lisa highlights her favorites for researching at a repository and on a road trip.

*  7 Vital Record Alternatives and 8 More Vital Record Alternatives by Lindsay Fulton on the Vita Brevis blog.  Lots of excellent suggestions on these lists.

*  Am I Descended from a Loyalist? by Ken McKinlay on the Family Tree Knots blog.  Ken describes the term, and some of the available resources.  BTW, yes I am!

*  How to Create a Research Plan in Evernote by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog.  Here are some useful ideas about research planning.

*  Using the GEDCOM Capabilities at GEDMatch.com by Kitty Cooper on Kitty Cooper's Blog.  Kitty leads us step-by-step through the process of finding matches with other persons.

*  Our Stories: Age Doesn't Matter by Schelly Dardashti on the MyHeritage Blog.  Schelly interviews Erik Elkan, a 20-year old Swedish genealogist already wise beyond his years.

*  Digital Storage Strategies for Sunsets by Denise Levenick on The Family Curator blog.  Denise shares her photo file backup process.

*  An Open Letter to Genealogy Societies by Susan Petersen on the LongLostRelatives.net blog.  Susan has advice for societies stuck in the 20th century.

*  Ebooks and Genealogy by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James gives us a test about eBooks.

*  How to Conduct a Location Specific Search on FamilySearch by Diane Gould Hall on the Michigan Family Trails blog.  Nice tutorial by Diane on an important topic.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 1 May 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

*  Contest Winners and Friday Favorites for April 24th - May 1st by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  Friday Follow by Angie Rodesky on the Sweet Tea, Tart Lemons & Memories blog.

*  Best Bytes for the Week of 1 May 2015 by Elizabeth O'Neal on the Little Bytes of Life blog.

*  Friday Finds - 05/01/15 by Julie Cahill Tarr on Julie's Genealogy & History Hub blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog.

*  Noteworthy Reads #12 by Jo Henn on the Climbing My Family Tree blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 1560 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.


Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.


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Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Guessing Ages in Photographs

It's Saturday Night, 
time for more Genealogy Fun!!


For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:


1)  Go to the "How Old I Look?" website (
http://how-old.net/#) and upload one or more of your photos of yourself, your family, or your ancestors.

2)  Show us the results on your own blog post, on Facebook or Google+.  Please post a link to your post as a comment on this blog post.

3)  Come on now, be brave and show us your photos.  You don't have to tell your age, only how many years off the guess is.

Here's mine:

1)  I did my own with a 2014 photo (I was age 71):



So it missed my age by 7 years.

2)  I did myself with a 1969 photo (age 25):



It missed my age by 2 years.

3)  I did Linda (a 2014 photo):



It missed her age by 10 years.  But it was the right way!

4)  I did my family in 1976:



It missed the ages by 12, 2, 45, 8 and 7 years.  My brother Scott looks really young here, and it guessed he was age 66!  Who knew?


5)  My Carringer grandparents in about 1970:



It missed the ages by 13 and 12 years.

6)  A Carringer/Smith group photo in 1920:


It missed the ages by 3, 8, 15, 14, 13 and 10.  I guess it doesn't work for cat ages...

So the average miss in guessing the ages of the folks in these pictures was 181/16 = 11.3 years.

How did I make the images?  I used the Windows Snipping Tool and saved the image to my hard drive before uploading them to the blog post.

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-guessing.html

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver

Surname Saturday -- CLARK (England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1111 who is  Sarah CLARK  (1651-1704) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through four generations in this CLARK family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34. Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35. Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869)


68.  Aaron Smith (1765-1841)
69.  Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850)

138.  Amos Plimpton (1735-1808)
139.  Mary Guild (1735-1800)

276.  John Plimpton (1708-1756)
277. Abigail Fisher (1711-1785)

554.  John Fisher (1677-1727)
555.  Abigail Smith (1686-1726)

1110.  Samuel Smith, born 13 August 1641 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 25 October 1691 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 2220. Henry Smith and 2221. Elizabeth.  He married 22 February 1677 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
1111.  Sarah Clark, born 20 February 1651 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 20 May 1704 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of Samuel Smith and Sarah Clark are:
*  Sarah Smith (1679-1769), married (1) 1701 Mathias Evans (1670-1725); (2) 1726 Henry Harding (1673-1764)
*  Henry Smith (1680-1743), married (1) 1703 Deborah Pratt (1684-1706); (2) 1708 Mary Adams (1681-1725); (3) 1730 Ruth Barber (1696-1761).
*  Daniel Smith (1682-1704).
*  Nathaniel Smith (1684-1762), married (1) 1705 Mary Clark (1687-1717); (2) 1717 Lydia Patridge (1687-1773).
*  Abigail Smith (1686-1726), married 1705 John Fisher (1677-1727)
*  Mary Smith (1688-1774), married (1) 1706 Henry Plimpton (1684-1731); (2) 1732 Jabez Pond (1677-1749); (3) 1750 Joseph Wight (1681-1756).
*  Prudence Smith (1691-1784), married (1) 1711 Joseph White (1683-1737); (2) 1739 Benoni Benson (1684-1761).

2222.  Joseph Clarke, born before 11 April 1613 in Banham, Norfolk, England; died 06 January 1684 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.   He married 15 April 1640 in Banham, Norfolk, England.
2223.  Alicia Fenne, born about 1619 in England; died 17 March 1710 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Joseph Clarke and Alicia Fenne are:
*  Joseph Clark (1642-1702), married 1663 Mary Allen (1641-1702).

*  Benjamin Clark (1644-1724), married 1665 Dorcas Morse (1645-1725). 
*  Ephraim Clark (1646-1699), married 1669 Mary Bullen (1642-1726).

*  Daniel Clark (1647-1676).
*  Mary Clark (1649-1732), married 1673 Jonathan Boyden (1652-1732).
*  Sarah Clark (1651-1704), married (1) 1673 John Bowers (1646-1676), (2) 1677 Samuel Smith (1641-1691).
*  John Clark (1652-1720), married 1680 Mary Sheffield (1653-????).
*  Nathaniel Clark (1658-1733), married 1704 Experience Hinsdale (1679-1754).
*  Rebecca Clark (1660-1740), married 1679 John Richardson (1650-1697).

4444.  Thomas Clarke, born before 07 March 1568 in Banham, Norfolk, England; died before 10 May 1638 in Banham, Norfolk, England.  He was the son of 8888. Rowland Clarke and 8889. Margaret Micklewood.  He married 17 October 1602 in Banham, Norfolk, England.
4445.  Mary Canne, born about 1580 in Suffolk, England; died 22 May 1642 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Thomas Clarke and Mary Canne are:
*  Thomas Clarke (1604-1656).
*  Rowland Clarke (1607-1639).
*  Rebecca Clarke (1610-1681), married 1630 Ralph Wheelock (1600-1684).
*  Joseph Clarke (1613-1684), married 1640 Alicia Fenne (1619-1710).
*  Mary Clarke (1615-????), married 1641 Benjamin Smith (1612-1685).
*  Elizabeth Clarke (1620-1683), married 1642 George Barber (1617-1685).

Information about these Clark(e) families was obtained from:

*  Christopher Gleason Clark, "The English Ancestry of Joseph Clark (1613-1683) of Dedham and Medfield, Massachusetts," New England Historic Genealogical Register, Volume 152, Number 1, Whole Number 605, January 1998.

*  William S. Tilden (editor), History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts, 1650-1886 (Boston, Mass. : Geo. H. Ellis, 1887).


*  Several Massachusetts vital record books.


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Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver