Sunday, March 29, 2015

Added or Updated Databases at Ancestry.com - Week of March 22-28, 2015

The following databases were added or updated on Ancestry.com during the period from 22 to 28 March 2015 (Note: not all new or updated databases are indexed or have images).


*  North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925; indexed database with record images, UPDATED 3/27/2015

*  Poland, Łódź Ghetto Inhabitant Lists, 1939-1944 (USHMM) (in German); indexed database with no images, ADDED 3/26/2015

*  Australia, Imperial Force Burials At Gallipoli, 1915;  indexed database with record images, ADDED 3/26/2015

*  Arizona, Naturalization Records, 1912-1991; indexed database with record images, UPDATED 3/26/2015

*  Web: Madeira, Portugal, Baptism Index, 1860-1911 (in Portuguese); indexed database with no images,  ADDED  3/26/2015

*  Bexley, Kent, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1558-1812; indexed database with record images, ADDED 3/25/2015

*  Bexley, Kent, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1925; indexed database with record images,  ADDED 3/25/2015

*  Bexley, Kent, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935; indexed database with record images, ADDED 3/25/2015

*  Bexley, Kent, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985; indexed database with record images, ADDEd 3/25/2015

*  Bexley, Kent, England, Cemetery Registers, 1879-1985; indexed database with record images, ADDED 3/25/2015

*  South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970; indexed database with record images,  ADDED 3/24/2015

*  Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 (in Hungarian); indexed database with no images, ADDED 3/24/2015

*  Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; indexed database with no images, UPDATED 3/24/2015

*  Ukraine, Galician Forced Laborers from Lvov, 1941; indexed database with no images, ADDED 3/24/2015

*  Czechoslovakia, Czech Inmates at Bergen Belsen and Theresienstadt, 1945; indexed database with no images,  ADDED 3/24/2015

*  Beuthen, Germany, Jewish Deportees, 1942; indexed database with no images,  ADDED 3/24/2015

*  Riga, Latvia, Austrian, Czech, and German Jews, 1942-1943; indexed database with no images, ADDED 3/24/2015

*  Reichenberg, Germany, Victims of the Holocaust, 1938-1945; indexed database with no images, ADDED 3/24/2015

The recently added or updated page on Ancestry.com is at http://www.ancestry.com/cs/reccol/default.

The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at  http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx.  There are 32,634 databases available as of 28 March, an increase of 16 over last week. 

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Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver



Best of the Genea-Blogs -- 22 to 28 March 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:


*  Archion in a Nutshell -- German Protestant Parish Records Online by Chris on the Ahnenfunde blog.  Chris highlights a new German commercial website with church records,

*  Reconstructing the Lives of Yesteryear's Women by Elizabeth Shown Mills on the Evidence Explained QuickTips blog.  ESM has suggestions for finding information about female lives.

*  8 Simple Tips for Genealogy Source Citations by Diane Haddad on the Genealogy Insider blog. Diane has a useful list of tips.

*  A Different Direction,  An Uncle I Never Met,  First Papers and A Helpful Declaration by Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi goes down the NYC rabbit hole and solves a longstanding mystery..

*  Geneabloggers at Congress - Posts From Congress by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.  Jill has a compendium of posts from the AFFHO Congress 2015 conference in Canberra.

*  "To Define the Terms is to Win the Argument:"  How Genealogical Jargon Hinders Our Research by Luther Tychonievich on the Avotaynu Online blog.   Luther offers a different set of words than source,fact, evidence, conclusion, proof.

*  How to Eliminate Arbitrary Changes on FamilySearch Family Tree by James Tanner on the Rejoice and Be Exceeding Glad blog.  James suggests folks read the rules and guidelines.

*  Darned Wonderful Color Images by the writer of The Ancestry Insider blog.  Mr. AI thinks color images makes a difference, and has some examples.

*  Eyewitness Account of Death of Henry Martin Walker, Sr. (1829-1865) by Kevin Walker on the Who We Were, Are & Will Be Our Family blog.  An interesting and distressing story and Kevin figureso ut the correct relationship.

*  Lost in the Homeland Part 1: Researching Genealogy in Germany,  Part 2 by Elise Ann Wormuth on the Living in the Past: A Famly History blog.  Elise starts a series about German resources and research.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 20 March 2015 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

*  Recommended Reads by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Friday Finds and Follows: 27 March 2015 by Miriam J. Robbins on the Ancestories: The Stories of Our Ancestors blog.

*  Genealogy News: March 21-27 by NikiMarie on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

*  This Week's Creme de la Creme -- March 28, 2015 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte 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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http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/03/best-of-genea-blogs-22-to-28-march-2015.html

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver




Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Newspaper Headline on Your Father's Birthday

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)  What was your father's birth date?


2)  Find a newspaper from his hometown, or a nearby larger town or city, that was published on that date.  What was the major headline on page 1 of that issue of the newspaper?

3)  Share your headline with us in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

NOTE:  For those who don't have access to digital newspapers behind a subscription wall, find FREE digital newspapers using Miriam Robbins' Online Historical Newspapers site - https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/.

Here's mine:

1)  My father's birth date was 15 October 1911, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

2)  I know that Ancestry.com has the Fitchburg Sentinel in their collection, so I'll look there for page 1 of the 16 October 1911 issue (there was no 15 October issue on a Sunday apparently):



The major headline is:  "Mackmen Win Second 3-1."  This refers to the 1911 World Series, where the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants 3-1 in the second game on a home run by Frank "Home Run" Baker.  

Ancestry.com didn't have the Boston Globe, so I found the Washington Post for 15 October 1911:



The largest headline on the first page of the 15 October 1911 Washington Post was:

"Giants Take First Game of the Series" with sub-heads of:

"Doubles by Myers and Devore and Collins' Error Brings Victory"

"Pitchers in Great Duel"

"Bender Allows Only Five Hits, One Less Than Mathewson, and Fans Eleven, but Luck Is Against the Indian"

The headline doesn't tell the score, but the article says it was 2-1 in favor of the New York Giants.  This game had the largest crowd to ever see a ballgame, with 38,281 spectators in New York.

Unfortunately, the FREE Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov) site doesn't have any Boston newspapers for that time period.  

I did find the New York Sun front page for 15 October 1911 and the major headline was:



"Giants Win First Game By 2-1"

Another headline on the page is "Rockefeller Not Very Ill."

I guess it's only fitting that my father loved to play, and coach, and watch, baseball...after all, he was born during the World Series.  Of course, this was before radio and television, and the only way people knew the outcomes, unless they attended the games, was in the newspapers the next day.

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Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


Surname Saturday -- ALLEN (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 #1101 who is  Mary Allen (1641-1702) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations in this ALLEN 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)

136.  Moses Smith (1732-1806)
137.  Patience Hamant (1735-1780)

274.  Timothy Hamant (1699-1774)
275.  Hepzibah Clark (1699-1791)

550.  Joseph Clark (1664-1731)
551.  Mary Wight (1667-1705)

1100.  Joseph Clark, born 27 July 1642 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 04 September 1702 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 2200. Joseph Clarke and 2201. Alice Fenn.  He married 25 June 1663 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
1101.  Mary Allen, born 11 December 1641 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 05 May 1702 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of Joseph Clark and Mary Allen are:
*  Joseph Clark (1664-1731), married (1) 1686 Mary Wight (1667-1705); (2) 1706 Abigail LNU.
*  John Clark (1666-1691).
*  Jonathan Clark (1668-1690).
*  Esther Clark (1670-1703), married 1693 Thomas Thurston (1658-1704).
*  Thomas Clark (1672-1690).
*  Mary Clark (1674-1675).
*  Daniel Clark (1676-1694).
*  Lya Clark (1676-1676).
*  Solomon Clark (1678-1748), married (1) 1698 Mary White (1675-1740); (2) 1740 Elizabeth Adams (1693-1766).
*  David Clark (1680-1714), married 1703 Mary Wheelock (1686-1714).
*  Moses Clark (1685-1685).
*  Aaron Clark (1685-1759), married 1705 Mary Morse (1685-1771).

2202.  James Allen, born about 1614 in Colby, Norfolk, England; died 27 September 1676 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 16 March 1638 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
2203.  Anna Guild, born about 1616 in Scotland; died 29 March 1673 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of James Allen and Anna Guild are:
*  John Allen (1639-1696).
*  Mary Allen (1641-1702), married 1663 Joseph Clark (1664-1702).
*  Martha Allen (1641-1734), married 1663 William Sabin (1609-1687).
*  Sarah Allen (1644-1715), married 1667 Domingo White (1642-1713).
*  William Allen (1645-1738), married 1668 Elizabeth Twitchell (1648-1717).
*  James Allen (1646-1691), married (1) 1670 Elizabeth Partridge; (2) 1672 Lydia Adams (1653-1731).
*  Benjamin Allen (1647-1687).
*  Nathaniel Allen (1648-1718), married (1) 1675 Mercy Sabin (1652-1677); (2) 1677 Mary Frizzell (1656-1746).
*  Joseph Allen (1654-1703), married 1673 Hannah Sabin (1654-1729).

Information about the Allen family was obtained from:

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

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/03/surname-saturday-allen-england-to.html

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


Friday, March 27, 2015

Mining More Record Matches on MyHeritage

I checked my MyHeritage Record Matchesd today, and was happy to see that there are matches from 135 record collections and a total of 69,776 record matches (67,046 are pending).

Here is the first page of my 7 pages of Record Match listings (4 screens shown):





The top 10 record collections with the most matches to persons in my MyHeritage tree are:

1.  FamilySearch Family Tree - 28,245 matches
2.  WikiTree - 15,109 matches
3.  Geni World Family Tree - 12,861 matches
4.  1900 U.S. Federal Census - 1,475 matches
5.  Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915 - 1,103 matches
6.  U.S. Public Records Index - 976 matches
7.  U.S. Social Security Death Index - 802 matches
8.  1880 U.S. Federal Census - 706 matches
9.  1850 U.S. Federal Census - 575 matches
10. 1910 U.S. Federal Census - 574 matches

I don't see Find A Grave here, I wonder if they don't provide access to it any longer?  It was on this list a year ago.  Probably because Ancestry.com now owns it.  I'm glad I mined it in 2013-2014!

A good number of the Geni, WikiTree and FamilySearch Family Tree are my own entries, so I'm not going to bother much with them.  I am doing the U.S. Census records from the Ancestry Member Tree Hints so I won't bother with them either.

I will look carefully at bthe Newspaper Archives lists (I think MyHeritage is the only site that provides Hints for a newspaper collection).  I've reviewed quite a few of them already, and found some useful information from them.

For California Births, Marriages and Deaths, I have mined quite a few of them, but there are some pending, so I will check them out.  Same with the Social Security Death Index - I've done over 700, but there are 31 pending.

There are Norway Baptisms, Marriages and Burials on the list now, and those may be useful.  There are some English County Parish Registers on the list which should be useful.  And many more!

I saw the New York State Deaths, 1957-1964 further down the list.  I haven't seen that database before, so I will go mine it and see what they have.


For each record match, the screen above shows the information in my tree on the left, and the information in the record on the right.

I clicked on the record for the first person on the list, Enoch A. Lagreen, and I could compare the record data to information in my tree:


I have the death date correct in my tree, with a more definitive death place (from other records).  I looked at my RootsMagic database, and saw that I didn't have a source for this death, so I added the source as:

"New York State Deaths, 1957-1964," indexed database, MyHeritage (http://www.myheritage.com), Enoch A. Lagreen entry, 1962.

On MyHeritage, I can Confirm the match if the record correctly matches the person in my tree.  I will do that and reduce the Match count for this database.  Then I can decide which data, and the source, to add to the person in my MyHeritage tree.  Finally, I can Save the Record to my tree person.

I did this process for the five matches in this database and now it shows that there are 0 pending matches.  On to the next database!

As with every record provider, I try to search for the record collections that I have not mined before, such as the New York Deaths collection above.

I also searched this record collection for Seaver persons, and there were 34 matches.  I was able to add information (death date, death place, and source citations) to my RootsMagic database for about 30 individuals.  I don't know why MyHeritage didn't find them in the Record Matches - perhaps I have added many of them in the four years since I uploaded this tree to MyHeritage.

The URL for this post is:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2015/03/mining-more-record-matches-on-myheritage.html

Copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 65: #72 Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1820)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am extending this theme in 2015 to 104 Ancestors in 104 Weeks. Here is my ancestor biography for week #65:

Zachariah Hildreth (1754- ca 1820)  is #72 on my Ahnentafel list, my 4th great-grandfather. He married in 1777 to #73 Elizabeth Keyes (1759-1793).


I am descended through:

*  their son #36 Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857), who married # 37 Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857) in 1810.  

*  their son, #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899), who married #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) in 1852.  
*  their daughter #9 Hattie Louise Hildreth (1847-1920), who married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874. 
*  their son, #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942), who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son, #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983), who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Name:                         Zachariah Hildreth[1–16]   

*  Alternate Name:          Zachery Hildreth[17]
*  Alternate Name:         Zech Hildreth[21]    
*  Alternate Name:         Zachariah Hildrith[18]    
*  Alternate Name:         Zach Hildreth[19]    
*  Alternate Name:         Zacheus Hildreth[15]  

*  Sex:                            Male   

*  Father:                       Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784)   
*  Mother:                     Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812)   
  
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Birth:                        13 January 1754, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1–2]   
*  Military:                   1776–1780 (about age 22–about 26), Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[7–9]
*  Miscellaneous:         1778–1808 (about age 24–about 54), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[10]   
*  Military:                  1786 (about age 32), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[17]
*  Military:                  1790–1796 (about age 36–about 42), Elected Captain of militia company; Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[11]   
*  Census:                   1 June 1790 (age 36), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[12]
*  Elected:                   1793 (about age 39), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[13]
*  Tax List:                 1 October 1798 (age 44), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[14,18]
*  Census:                   1 June 1800 (age 46), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[19]
*  Census :                  1 June 1810 (age 56), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[15]
*  Census:                  1 June 1820 (age 66), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[20]
*  Death:                    about 1820 (about age 66), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[16]   
*  Burial:                   about 1820 (about age 66), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[16]
     
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

*  Spouse 1:              Elizabeth Keyes (1759-1793)   
*  Marriage 1:           1 September 1777 (age 23), Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3–6]
*  Child 1:                 Aaron Hildreth (1778-    )   
*  Child 2:                 Elizabeth Fletcher Hildreth (1780-1792)   
*  Child 3:                 Hannah Hildreth (1782-1848)   
*  Child 4:                 Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857)   
*  Child 5:                 Lucy Hildreth (1785-1865)   
*  Child 6:                 Martha "Patty" Hildreth (1787-    )   
*  Child 7:                 Fanny Hildreth (1789-1865)   
*  Child 8:                 Nabby Hildreth (1791-1791)   
*  Child 9:                 James Hildreth (1793-1797)   

*  Spouse 2:              Abigail "Nabby" Hart (1775-1846)   
*  Marriage 2:          24 March 1794 (age 40), Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[21]    
*  Child 1:               Abigail Hildreth (1795-1796)   
*  Child 2:               James Hildreth (1798-1798)   
*  Child 3:               Joseph Hart Hildreth (1800-1868)   
*  Child 4:               Mary Hildreth (1801-1848)   
*  Child 6:               Jonathan Stowe Hildreth (1803-1863)   
*  Child 6:               Elizabeth Hildreth (1804-1816)   
*  Child 7:               John Hildreth (1806-1868)   
*  Child 8:               Levi Hildreth (1808-1885)        

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

 The birth record of Zachariah Hildreth, son of Zachariah and Elizabeth (Prescott) Hildreth, in the Westford town records book says:[1-2]

"Zachariah Hildreth, son of Zachariah Hildreth and Elizabeth his wife was born January ye 13th 1754."

There are three entries in the Massachusetts Sailors and Soldiers in the Revolutionary War book[7]:

*  Hildreth, Zachariah, Boston.  List of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster   Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, June 8, 1777;  Capt. Langdon's Co., Henry Jackson's Regt.

*  Hildreth, Zachariah.  2d Lieutenant, Capt. Zachariah Wright's 8th (2d Westford) co., 6th Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment, as returned by Jonathan Reed and others, field officers; ordered in Council, April 24, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned April 24, 1776.

*  Hildreth, Zachariah.  corporal, Capt. Isaac Wood's co., Col. Jonathan Reed's regt. of guards; joined April 1, 1778; service, 3 mos. 4 days, at Cambridge; enlistment, 3 months from April 1, 1778; also, same co. and regt.; muster rolls dated Cambridge, May 9, and June 1, 1778; enlisted March 31, 1778.

There was a Zachariah Hildreth who resided in Boston who is probably the man with the first entry.  There are several muster rolls available for this Sergeant Zachariah Hildreth in Colonel Henry Jackson's Regiment.

A Sons of the American Revolution application for George Henry Woolley (dated 1922)[8] claims that Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1829) was a 2nd Lieutenant of Capt. Zach. Wright's Company of the Middlesex 6th Regiment.  

This is the same information in the Daughters of the American Revolution for the application of several DAR members - Zachariah is Ancestor # A055571.  His service description is[9]:

Service:  MASSACHUSETTS    
Rank: SECOND LIEUTENANT
Birth:  1754    WESTFORD MIDDLESEX CO MASSACHUSETTS
Death:  3-17-1829     TOWNSEND MIDDLESEX CO MASSACHUSETTS
Service Description:  1) SECOND WESTFORD REGT

Another Sons of the American Revolution application, by Samuel Hildreth Emerson,  claims the same service for Zachariah's father, Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784) of Westford, Massachusetts.  

I think that the third entry in the Soldiers and Sailors book is Zachariah Hildreth (1754-1820) rather than the second entry.  I think that this is much more likely - that a 48 year old man would serve as an Officer rather than a 22 year old man.   

The marriage record of Zachariah Hildreth and Elizabeth Keyes in the Townsend, Massachusetts town record book says[5]:

"Sept 1 [1777]  Zachariah Hildreth with Elizabeth Keys both of Westford."

The listing in the Westford Vital Records book says[3,4,6]:

"[HILDRETH] Zachariah [jr. int.], and elizabeth Keyes, at Townsend, Sept. 1, 1777*"

The list of the children of Zachariah Hildreth was in the Townsend, Massachusetts town records[10]:

Aaron son of Zachriah & Elisabeth Hildreth born Oct 30th 1778
Betsy daughter of Do born June 4th 1780
Hannah daughter of Do born September 10th 1782
Zachriah son of Do born April 10th 1783
Lucy daughter of Do born July 18th 1785
Patty daughter of Do born May 16th 1787
Fanney daughter of Do born Augt 22d 1789
Nabby daughter of Do born April 16th 1791
James son of Do born July 17th 1793

In 1786, during the Shays Rebellion in Massachusetts, a number of men in Townsend were listed as sympathizers, and about 30 of them marched to Concord from Townsend under Lieutenant Peter Underwood.  Zachery Hildreth is on the list.  The History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts book describes the action[13].

In the 1790 U.S. Census, the Zach Hildreth family resided in Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  The household included[12]:

*   two males under age 16, 
*  two males over age 16, 
*  seven females.

The book, Biographical Encyclopaedia of Massachusetts of the Nineteenth Century, states[11]

"Zachariah Hildreth was a farmer, a cooper, and a military man, who was  elected Captain of the militia in 1790, and held that office until 1796."

Elizabeth Keyes died on 6 August 1793 in Townsend.  Zachariah married his second wife, Abigail "Nabby" Hart, on 24 March 1794.  The intentions to marry for Zachariah Hildreth and Nabby Heart are in the Townsend Vital Records book.  The record says[21]:

"March 8th 1794 Rec^d the Names of Cap^t Zech^r Hildreth and Nabby 
Heart both of Townsend with their intentions of Marriage
24th gave a Certificate."

A family story noted that Abigail had been residing with Zachariah's family at the time Elizabeth died.  They had eight children born in Townsend between 1795 and 1808.  All of their births were recorded in the Townsend, Massachusetts town record book and Vital Record book[10]:

Nabby daughter of Zachariah & Nabby Hildreth born Feb 27th 1795
James son of Do born July 23d 1798
Joseph son of Do born April 2d 1800
Mary daughter of Do born Augt 17th 1801
Stow son of Do born April 17th 1803
Elisabeth daughter of Do born Augt 4th 1804
John son of Do born April 4th 1806
Levi son of Do born May 8th 1808

Zachariah Hildreth is on the Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax List residing in Townsend, Massachusetts.  The information for his listing in the Dwelling House section includes[18]

*  Names of Occupants or Possessors:  Zachar. Hildrith
*  Names of reputed owners:  Hildrith Zachariah
*  Town:  Townsend
*  Number of Houses Exempted from Valuation:  0
*  Number of Dwelling Houses &c included in the valuation:  1 dwelling house, 
*  Quantity of land:  80 perches
*  Valuation determined by principal assessors:  200 Dollars
*  Valuation as revised and equalized by the commissioners:  220 Dollars

Another entry in the same volume for Land, Lots, Buildings and Wharves has this information[14]:

*  Names of Occupants or Possessors:  Zachariah Hildreth
*  Names of reputed owners:  Hildrith Zachariah
*  Town:  Townsend
*  Number of Houses Exempted from Valuation:  0
*  Number of Dwelling Houses &c included in the valuation:  0 
*  Quantity of land:  100 acres; 44 acres, 2 acres, 80 perches
*  Valuation determined by principal assessors:  1110; 110; 30 Dollars
*  Valuation as revised and equalized by the commissioners:  1221; 121; 33 Dollars
*  Whole Valuation of lands possessed by one person:  1375 Dollars

In the 1800 U.S. Census, the Zach Hildreth family resided in Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  The household included[19]:

*   one male under age 10, 
*  one male aged 10-16, 
*  two males aged 16-26, 
*  one male over age 45, 
*  three females age 10-16, 
*  one female aged 16-26, 
*  one female aged 26-45.

In the 1810 U.S. Census, the Zachariah Hildreth family resided in Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  The household included[15]:

*   three males under age 10, 
*  one male aged 10-16, 
*  one male aged 26-45, 
*  one male over age 45, 
*  two females under age 10, 
*  one female aged 16-26, 
*  one female aged 26-45.

In the 1820 US Census, the Zacheus Hildreth family resided in Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  The household included[20]:

*   two males aged 10-16, 
*  1 male aged 16 to 18, 
*  one male aged 16-26, 
*  one male aged over 45, 
*  two females aged 16 to 26, 
*  one female aged over 45.

The Sons of the American Revolution application for George Woolley states that Zachariah Hildreth died 17 March 1829 in Townsend[8].  However, the Townsend Vital Record book gives the date as 1819 in the burial records[21].  "Zacheus" Hildreth was enumerated in the 1820 U.S. Census as a male over age 45[20].  There is no conclusive information about his death date.  

He is buried in New Cemetery in Townsend.  The Townsend Vital Record book, under New Cemetery, states[21]:

"Pratt, Benanuel, & Zachariah Hildreth, 1819 (S.A.R. marker)"

No probate records were found for Zachariah Hildreth in the Middlesex County, Massachusetts probate records.
 
5)  SOURCES

[1]. Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1915), Births, page 58, Zachariah Hildreth entry.

[2]. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Westford Births ,Marriages and Deaths," page 71 (penned, image 42 of 1750), Zacharish Hildreth birth entry, 1754.

[3]. Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the Year 1849, Marriages, page 194, Zachariah Hildreth and Elizabeth Keys entry.

[4]. Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com, "Townsend Births, Marriages, and Deaths," page 338 (image 793 of 1351): Zachariah Hildreth and Elisabeth Keys entry.

[5]. Henry C. Hallowell (editor), Vital Records of Townsend, Massachusetts (Boston, Mass. :  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992), Marriages, Book 1, page 23, Zachariash Hildreth and Elisabeth Keys entry.

[6]. Westford, Massachusetts, Certificate of Marriage, Zachariah Hildreth to Elizabeth Keyes, 1 September 1777; Town Clerk's Office, Westford, Mass. (certificate dated 12 January 1995).

[7]. Massachusetts, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War (Boston, Mass. : Wright & Potter Printing, 1896-1908), Volume 7, page 860, Zachariah Hildreth entries.

[8]. U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online database and images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Illinois Society of the SAR, National Number 37388, image 438-440 of 489, George Henry Woolley application, 1922.

[9]. "Ancestor Search," indexed database, DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution (http://www.dar.org : accessed 25 March 2015), Ancestor # A0155571, Zachariah Hildreth.

[10]. Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com, "Townsend Births, Marriages and Deaths, Book 6" page 98 (penned, image 163 of 1351), List of children of Zachariah Hildreth, 1778-1808.

[11]. H. Clay Williams, Biographical Encyclopaedia of Massachusetts of the Nineteenth Century, Volume 2 (Boston, Mass. : Metropolitan Publishing and Engraving Company, 1883), page 312, Milo Hildreth sketch.

[12]. 1790 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Townsend, Page 610, Zachariah Hildreth household; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Series M637, Roll 4.

[13]. History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1890)., Volume 1, page 598, 1793, Zechariah Hildreth entry.

[14]. "Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax," indexed database and digital image, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org), Volume 11, Townsend, Massachusetts, Page 49 of 720, Land, Lots, Buildings and Wharves, Zachariah Hildreth listing.

[15]. 1810 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Townsend,  Page 295, Zachariah Hildreth household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Series M292, Roll 20.

[16]. Henry C. Hallowell (editor), Vital Records of Townsend, Massachusetts, Deaths, page 359, Zachariah Hildreth entry (with SAR marker).

[17]. History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts : with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1890)., Volume 1, pages 584-586, Zachery Hildreth entry.

[18]. "Massachusetts and Maine 1798 Direct Tax," indexed database and digital image, American Ancestors (http://www.americanancestors.org), Volume 11, Townsend, Massachusetts, Page 10 of 720, Dwelling Houses, Zachariah Hildrith listing.

[19]. 1800 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Townsend,  Page 1295, Zach Hildreth household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), citing National Archives Microfilm Series M32, Roll 17.

[20]. 1820 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Townsend, Zacheus Hildreth household, online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Page 567, citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M33, Roll 51.


[21]. Henry C. Hallowell (editor), Vital Records of Townsend, Massachusetts, page 30, Zech. Hildreth and Nabby Heart marriage entry.


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