Saturday, July 21, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 15 to 21 July 2018

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

As of 21 July 2018, there were 2,347 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 4 from last week):

The deleted. added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added   ---

*  France, Paris, Identity Cards, 1792-1795        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2844319); 182,066 indexed records with 182,066 record images, ADDED 19 Jul 2018

*  Utah, Uintah County, Ute Indian Census, 1910    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573753); 1,036 indexed records with 1,036 record images, ADDED 17 Jul 2018

*  United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 246,263 indexed records with 246,263 record images, ADDED 19 Jul 2018

*  United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2968245); 71,035 indexed records with 71,035 record images, ADDED 17 Jul 2018

--- Collections Updated ---

*  Germany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1804-1877       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1395660); 585,004 indexed records with 585,004 record images (was 581,923 records with 581,923 images), Updated 17 Jul 2018

*  Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2366620); 77,681 indexed records with 3,617 record images (was 47,992 records with 3,617 images), Updated 17 Jul 2018

*  Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417505); 1,845,202 indexed records with 2,017,500 record images (was 1,771,662 records with 2,017,500 images), Updated 18 Jul 2018

*  Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2138511); 209,832 indexed records with 372,768 record images (was 183,471 records with 372,768 images), Updated 19 Jul 2018

*  North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-2006        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1387049); 154,856 indexed records with 79,128 record images (was 84,977 records with 79,128 images), Updated 20 Jul 2018

*  England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1462403); 2,852,007 indexed records with 113,093 record images (was 2,511,778 records with 113,093 images), Updated 19 Jul 2018

*  Texas, El Paso Alien Arrivals, 1909-1924        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2306316); 193,394 indexed records with 192,133 record images (was 10,346 records with 11,097 images), Updated 16 Jul 2018

*  Italy, Teramo, Teramo, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1940        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1947829); 64,632 indexed records with 425,736 record images (was 15,239 records with 425,736 images), Updated 19 Jul 2018

*  New York State Census, 1905     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1463113); 7,570,111 indexed records with 111,177 record images (was 7,570,111 records with 111,177 images), Updated 20 Jul 2018

*  Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2659409); Index only (2,009,643 records), no images (was 1,928,365 records with 0 images), Updated 18 Jul 2018

*  Sweden, Örebro Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1647578); 348,699 indexed records with 647,469 record images (was 296,855 records with 647,469 images), Updated 18 Jul 2018

*  British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2562514); 5,899,982 indexed records with 271,979 record images (was 2,635,047 records with 135,129 images), Updated 20 Jul 2018

*  Luxembourg, Civil Registration, 1796-1941       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1709358); 101,284 indexed records with 767,518 record images (was 73,607 records with 767,518 images), Updated 16 Jul 2018

*  California, Airplane Passenger Lists from Honolulu, Hawaii, 1947-1948   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2427229); 29,913 indexed records with 3,802 record images (was 0 records with 3,802 images), Updated 20 Jul 2018

--- Collections with new images ---

*  Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, Burial Records, 1861-1948 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2721451); 43,003 indexed records with 42,281 record images (was 43,003 records with 0 images),  11 Jul 2018

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In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use a keyword (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords..

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

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.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Ancestor You Most Admire

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!



Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):


1)  
Write a story using the phrase "ancestor I most admire" in 100 words.  [Hint:  If you write it in a word processor, you can use Tools > Word Count (or similar) to count words]

2)  Share the story with all of us by writing your own blog post, writing a comment on this blog post, or put it in a Google Plus Stream or Facebook Status or Note.  Please leave a comment on this post so others can find it.


Here's mine:



Isaac Seaver (1823-1901), my second great-grandfather, is the ancestor I most admire. Isaac grew up in Westminster, Mass, and his father, Benjamin, died when he was almost two years old. He married Juliet Glazier, but she died in 1847 in childbirth, leaving one child. Isaac married Lucretia Smith in 1851 and they had four children. Isaac was a blacksmith, enlisted in the Massachusetts Volunteers in 1864 and served during the Civil War. Lucretia died in 1884, and Isaac married Alvina Lewis in 1888. He died in Leominster, Mass. in 1901. Isaac overcame many life challenges, persevered and was a successful man.

100 words exactly.  

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Surname Saturday - BACON (England to colonial New England)

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


I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2137 who is Lydia BACON (1637-1712). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through three generations in this BACON 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)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)

67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

132.  Simon Gates (1739-1803)
133.  Susanna Reed (1745-1833)

266.  Nathan Reed (1719-1802)
267.  Susanna Wood (1724-1780)

534.  Josiah Wood (1687-1753)
535.  Ruth Walker (1692-1752)

1068.  Josiah Wood (1658-1741)
1069.  Abigail Bacon (1667-1743)

2136.  Josiah Wood, born about 1629 in probably Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England; died 24 September 1691 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4272. Edward Wood and 4273. Ruth Lee.  He married 28 October 1657 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
2137.  Lydia Bacon, born about 1637 in probably Winston, Suffolk, England; died 25 November 1712 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. 

Children of Josiah Wood and Lydia Bacon are:
Josiah Wood (1658-1741), married 1686 Abigail Bacon (1667-1743).
*  Lydia Wood (1659-1659).
*  Lydia Wood (1662-1681).
*  Samuel Wood (1671-1711), married 1706 Hannah Buck (1680-????).
*  Joseph Wood (1674-1725), married 1699 Mary Blaney (1679-1743).
*  Ruth Wood (1676-1676).

4274.  Michael Bacon, born about 1608 in of Winston, Suffolk, England; died 04 July 1688 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.   He married 31 August 1634 in Winston, Suffolk, England.
4275.  Mary LNU, born about 1607 in probably Winston, Suffolk, England; died 26 August 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Michael Bacon and Mary LNU are:
Lydia Bacon (1637-1712), married 1657 Josiah Wood (1629-1691).
*  Michael Bacon (1639-1701), married 1660 Sarah Richardson (1640-1694).
*  Mary Bacon (1640-1701), married 1657 John Lakin (1628-1697).
*  Elizabeth Bacon (1642-1673), married 1658 John Richardson (1639-1696).
*  Sarah Bacon (1644-1727), married 1677 Caleb Simonds (1649-1712).

8548.  Michael Bacon, born before 06 December 1579 in Winston, Suffolk, England; died 18 April 1648 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 17096. Michael Bacon and 17097. Elizabeth LNU.  He married 20 September 1607 in Dedham, Essex, England.
8549.  Alice LNU, born before 02 January 1589 in Winston, Suffolk, England; died 02 April 1648 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Michael Bacon and Alice are:
Michael Bacon (1608-1688), married (1) 1634 Mary LNU (1607-1655); (2) 1655 Mary Baldwin (1612-1670); (3) 1670 Marty Haynes (1620-????).
*  Daniel Bacon (1612-1691), married 1649 Mary Read (1620-1691).
*  John Bacon (1626-1683), married 1651 Rebecca Hall (1630-1694).
*  Alice Bacon (1626-1648), married 1647 Thomas Bancroft (1622-1691).
*  Sarah Bacon (1628-1652), married 1648 Anthony Hubbard (1615-????).

Information about this BACON family was obtained from:

*  Leon Brooks Bacon, "Michael Bacon and his Descendants," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 52, number 4, (October, 1902).

I have done no original research on this Bacon line.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 20 July 2018


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last four days include:

1)  News Articles:


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Findmypast and LivingDNA Announce Partnership

*  Don’t miss the 2018 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy

*  U.S. Census Bureau Needs Hundreds of Thousands of Workers

*  FamilySearch Pioneer Discovery Experience Online

2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 20 July 2018

*  New British Military Award Records on Fold3!

*  20 July 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

*  240 Free Online Historical Photo Archives from Canada

3)  Genealogy Education:


 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Free Family History Classes and Webinars for July 2018

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 25 July, 11 a.m. PDT:  Photoshop: What you need to know as a photographer, by Jared Hodges


*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: It's a Numbers Game! Understanding Recognized Genealogical Formats. by Alice Hoyt Veen

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Trails of Daniel Boone and other Western Travelers, by J. Mark Lowe

*  Who Is Nicka Smith? YouTube:  BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 62: People of Color Genealogy Research in Texas

*  DearMyrtle YouTube:  WACKY Wednesday - Mondays with Myrt Extended

*  DearMyrtle YouTube:  WACKY Wednesday - Individual Research Planning

*  DearMyrtle YouTube:  Mondays with Myrt - 16 July 2018

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Randy Seaver Talks About Probate Records

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  How to Add Mats to Photos in Photoshop Elements 2018

*  BYU Family History Library YouTube:  FamilySearch Consultant Planner By Judy Sharp (Updated July 2018)

*  Family History Ron YouTube:  Q&A July 19 2018

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, July 20,  2018


5)  DNA Success Stories:

*  New DNA Analysis is Cracking Cold Cases Across the Country

*  Abandoned as baby in a cardboard box, man meets biological father after 31 years

*  The affair, the son and the cousin who came to dinner: Finding a new family member through a DNA test

*  Prince Philip’s DNA was used to finally identify the bodies of Russia’s royal family 75 years after they were murdered

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 17 July 2018?

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 20 July 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday


Lancashire joins Findmypast’s collection of UK parish records

Leading UK family history website, Findmypast, has today announced that Lancashire is the latest county to join their unrivalled collection of UK parish records. Over 4.5 million parish records held by the Lancashire Archives and spanning more than 450 years of the county’s history are now available to search, including;


Discover your ancestor in in over 1.1 million baptism register records from Lancashire. Learn when and where your ancestor's baptism took place, as well as your ancestor's parents' names. The registers span the years from 1538 to 1917 and cover 191 parishes across the county. View the full list of places included in our parish list, linked to in the Useful links and resources section.

Each result will provide you with a transcript and an image of the original register, provided by Lancashire Archives. Some records may contain additional details such as your ancestor's religious denomination, residence and father's occupation.


Discover your ancestor in banns and marriage registers from the Lancashire Archives. The registers contains over 713,000 records, span the years 1538 to 1932 and cover 194 Lancashire parishes.

Each result will provide you with a transcript and an image of the original register. Each transcript will reveal a combination of the couples' birth years, occupations, marriage date, marriage location, parents' names, father's occupations and the names of any witnesses. Images may offer additional details, such as if your ancestor was married by banns or licence.


Discover your ancestor in burial registers from Lancashire. Learn when and where your ancestor's burial took place, as well as your ancestor's age at the time of death. The registers, provided by Lancashire Archives, span the years from 1538 to 199, cover 123 parishes and contain over 712,000 records.

Each result will provide you with a transcript and an image of the original register. Images may provide additional details.


Our new collections of Lancashire parish baptisms, marriages, banns and burials are also available to browse.

Other new additions available to search this Findmypast Friday


Find your relative in over 90,000 obituary index cards taken from the Pekin Times, spanning the years from 1914 to 2007. This collection has been provided by FamilySearch.

This obituary card index, from the Pekin Public Library, pertains to obituaries published in the Pekin Times and covers the years from 1914 to 2007. The paper was founded in 1881 and is published in Pekin, Illinois. From this index, you may discover an individual's full name, birth date, death date, and burial place.


Discover your ancestor in this index of over 14,000 records compiled from the inquest files created by the Justice Department for the period 1859 to 1897. Each result will provide you with a transcript including a combination of your ancestor's name, alias, and inquest year, any additional notes, their file number, reference and item ID.

Some records only include a first or last name. Others only include a known name, like Greasy Jack. Occasionally, no name is provided, either where it is unknown (e.g. South Sea Islander of Pentecost, sometimes with a location transcribed in the last name field) or where the incident does not pertain to an individual (e.g. fire at Abbott Street, Cairns).

British & Irish Newspapers

This week we have added 134,662 new pages to The Archive. We have updated five of our existing titles, covering the county of Kent and the city of Liverpool. We have also updated three of our Irish titles, with titles covering the latter half of the twentieth century, and the Evening Herald (Dublin) now covering the twenty-first century, with pages added for 2001. The new additions include:

·         The years 1925, 1951, 1994-1995, 2001 have been added to the Evening Herald (Dublin)

·         1857 has been added to the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser

·         The years 1968, 1978, 1981-1983 have been added to the Liverpool Echo

·         The years 1920 - 1921 have been added to the Freeman's Journal

·         The years 1912 and 1999 have been added to Irish Independent

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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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52 Ancestors - Week 235: #360 Nathaniel Wade (1709-1754) of Scituate, Rhode Island

Nathaniel Wade (1709-1754) is #360 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #361 Ruth Hawkins (1710-1789)  in 1731 in Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island.

I am descended through:

*  their son #180 Simon Wade (1731-after 1800) who married  #181 Deborah Tracy (1730-after 1800) in 1763.
*   their son, #90 Simon Wade (1767-1857) who married #91 Phebe Horton (1772 - after 1820) in 1790.
*  their daughter #45 Miranda Wade (1804-1850) , who married #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married #23 Amy Oatley (1826-1864) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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

*  Name:                  Nathaniel Wade[1–6]    

*  Sex:                     Male    

*  Father:                 Jonathan Wade (1682-1720)    
*  Mother:              Mary Dolberry (1677-1720)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                 27 January 1708/9, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States[1–4]    

*  Death:               29 June 1754 (age 45), Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[1-2,6]    

*  Probate:            13 July 1754 (age 45), will proved; Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[6]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

 *  Spouse 1:         Ruth Hawkins (1710-1789)    
*  Marriage 1:       26 June 1731 (age 22), Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States[1-2,5]    

*  Child 1:            Simon Wade (1731-1800)    
*  Child 2:            Dudley Wade (1734-1803)    
*  Child 3:            Mary Wade (1736-1779)    
*  Child 4:            Ruth Wade (1740-    )    
*  Child 5:            Deborah Wade (1744-1754)    
*  Child 6:            John Wade (1746-1804)  

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    
A brief sketch of the Nathaniel Wade family was presented in Marston Watson's book on the ancestry and descendants of Thomas Dudley[1].  Doris Schultz's book provided more biographical information which has been included herein[2].

Nathaniel Wade was born 27 January 1708/9 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the 4th child of 7 of Jonathan and Mary (Dolberry?) Wade[1-4].  The birth was entered into the Charlestown town records.

On 26 June 1731, Nathaniel Wade married Ruth Hawkins in Scituate, Rhode Island[1-2,5].  She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Arnold) Hawkins of Providence, Rhode Island, and the sister of Deborah Hawkins who married Nathan Wade, the brother of Nathaniel Wade. 

Nathaniel and Ruth (Hawkins) Wade had six children between 1731 and 1746, all born in and recorded in the Scituate town records[1-2].

In 1738, Nathaniel Wade was made a freeman in Scituate[2].

Nathaniel Wade died 29 June 1754 in Scituate, Rhode Island, according to the Inventory in his estate file[6].  There are no available burial records for Nathaniel Wade.

Nathaniel Wade died testate, having written a will on 30 May 1754 that was proved on 13 July 1754[6].  The will reads:

"The Last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Wade of Scituate aforesaid was presented to the Council and Read in the Following Words (Viz):

"In the Name of God Amen.  the Thirtieth Day of May in the Twenty Seventh year of his Majesties Reign George the Second King of Great Britain &c Annoq. Domi 1754:  I Nathaniel Wade of Scituate in the County of Providence in the Colony of Rhode Island &c being very sick and Weak of Body but of Perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be given to God: And Calling to Mind the Mortality of My body and Knowing that it is appointed for Man once to Die do make and Ordain this My last Will and Testament in Manner and Form Following That is to Say principally and first of all My Soul I Recomend into the Hands of God that gave it and my body to the Earth to be Buryed Decently at the Discretion of my Executors herein after Named and as Touching of Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this present Life I ??? Demise and Dispose of the same in the following Manner and Form, Viz:

"Imprimis My will is and I do hereby order that all my Lands and Real Estate be Sold as Soon as Conveniently as can be after My Decease by my Executors herein after Named and My one Hereby fully Impowered to Sell the Land and a Deed or Deeds of Conveyance Shall be good and ???? to all Intents and purposes that is by them Regularly Made.

"Item I Give and bequeath to My Loveing Wife Ruth Wade the use and Intrest of Three Hundred pounds old Tenor of the Money that Shall be Raised or paid upon the Sale of the Land for and During the full Term of her Naturall Life in this World.

"Item  I give and bequeath all the Remaining part of the Money that Shall Rise upon the Sale of My Land after the sd Three Hundred Pounds is Taken out that I have given the use of to my Wife:  To my Three Sons Simon Dudly and John to be Equally Divided between them as Soon as it is Collected or paid and also the said Three Hundred Pounds after my said Wifes decease to be Divided Between them in Like Manner.

"Item My Will is that all my just Debts Shall be paid out of my Moveable Estate and the Remaining parts thereof I give and bequeath to My aforesaid Wife and My Two Daughters Mary and Ruth to be Equally Divided Between themselves.

"And I do hereby Nominate Constitute appoint and ordain Ruth my aforesaid Wife and My said Son Simon to be the Sole Executors of this My Last Will and Testament and I do hereby Utterly Revoke Disallow and Annull all and Every other and Former wills Testaments Legacies bequests and Executors by Me heretofore Made Willed or bequeathed Ratifying allowing and Holding Firm and Effectuall this and No others to be My Last will and Testament: In Witness whereof I have Hereunto Set my hand and seal the Day Month and Year first above Written.

"Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and                    Nathaniel Wade  (seal)
Declared by the sd Nathaniel Wade as his Last
Will and Testament in presence of us the Subscribers
Gideon Harris  Aaron Aldrich  Abiel Aldrich (her mark)"

"We Gideon Harris Aaron Aldrich and Abiel Aldrich all personally appearing Declared on their Several Engagements that they Saw the above Subscriber Nathaniel Wade Sign Seal and Declare what is hereabove Written to be his Last Will and Testament and that he was then of a Sound and Perfect Mind and Memory and that they and Each of them Did at the same time in the presence of sd Testator and of Each other Subscribe their Names thereunto as Witnesses.
Test. Gideon Harris Court Clerk."

"And the said Ruth Wade and Simon Wade prayd that the said Last will and Testament of the said Nathaniel Wade Might be proved and that Letters of Administration on the personall Estate of the sd Nathaniel Wade Might be granted to them.  Whereupon it is Voted that the above will be approved and allowed to be a good and Lawfull Will and be Recorded and that Letters of Administration of the personall Estate of the sd Nathaniel Wade be granted to the sd Ruth Wade and Simon Wade which was done as Followeth (Vizt.)

"These are in his Majesty's Name George the Second King over Great Britain &c to Authorize order and Impower you the said Ruth Wade and Simon Wade to Take into your possession Care and Custody all and Singular the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of the said Nathaniel Wade Deceased and the Same to Administer according to Law and the Will of your Testator and in all things to act and do as the Law Requireth and Impowereth Executors Relating the ???sises and True and Perfect account to ?????? to this Council are to them ?????? have you ??? ?????????? Said Estate with other you D??ings thereon And for you so doing ??? Shall be your Sufficient Authority:  Given at a Town Council held in Scituate and Signed and Sealed by order of said Court.  Gideon Harris their clerk.

"And the Ruth Wade and Simon Wade Exhibited an Inventory of the personall Estate of the said Nathaniel Wade Deceased to this council in the Following Words (Viz.)

"A True Inventory of all and Singular the goods Chattels Rights and Credits of Nathaniel Wade of Scituate in the County of Providence &c Yeoman Who Departed this Life on the 29th Day of June Last past Apprised this Thirteenth Day of July Annoq. Dom: 1754 by us the Subscribers.

"Imprimis to his Wearing Apparrell ......................................... 25:00:00
Item to one Horse ..................................................................... 40:00:00
Item to Two cows ..................................................................... 72:00:00
Item to one Calf ........................................................................   6:10:00
Item to Six Swine ....................................................................  31:00:00
Item to one Saddle and Bridle .................................................... 6:00:00
Item to one Loom and Some Tackling ......................................   9:00:00
Item to Ten Pounds of Sheeps Wool ........................................... 5:00:00
Item to Some Flax Seed and Some Callovants .........................   1:08:00
Item to one Box with Some Salts and Some
Other Small Things in it ............................................................. 1:10:00
Item to some old Casks and a peck Measure
and a Chest to keep Grain in ...................................................... 6:03:00
Item to one pair of Plow Irons and Irons for Heifer Horses .......2:10:00
Item to one pair of Bottle Rings and two Grain Wedges ........... 1:18:00
Item to one Broad Ax 90/ one Harrow Ax 5/ ............................ 4:15:00
Item to Four Mill Pecks and an Iron Wedge ............................. 3:18:00
Item to Carpenter Tools and Some ShoeMakers Tools
and old Irons ............................................................................  6:12:00
Item to Some Turning Tools 20/ and one Scyth
and Tackling 69/ ......................................................................  4:09:00
Item to one Iron Bar ................................................................  4:16:00
Item to one Cow Hide and one Calf Skin ................................ 4:04:00
Item to Two Bells 40/ one H???ell 20/ ..................................... 3:00:00
Item to Seventeen Bushells of Indian Corn ............................ 21:05:00
Item to one pair of Cards 33/ and
Two Spinning Wheels 75/ ........................................................ 5:08:00
Item to one Feather Bed and Furniture .................................. 20:10:00
Item to one Ditto and Furniture ............................................. 20:10:00
Item to one Flock Bed and Furniture ..................................... 12:12:00
Item to one Chest 30/ and one Warming pan 50/ ...................  4:00:00
Item to Pewter ???ssells .......................................................... 6:16:00
Item to Two Fire Shovels 40/ and one Trowell 40/ ................  4:00:00
Item to one Iron Pot and Two Iron Kettles .............................. 4:12:00
Item to one Box Iron 20/ one CandleStick 5/
and Frying Pan 12/ .................................................................. 5:17:00
Item to one Earthen Jugg and some Mollasses
and a Glass Bottle ................................................................... 1:05:00
Item to Some Milk Juggs and other Wooden Wair ................  2:00:00
Three Chairs 13/ one Table 20/  .............................................. 3:15:00
Item to Three Knives and Forks 17/ one Razor 7/
some Nails 10/ ........................................................................ 1:14:00
Item to Some Sall??s and some Candles 40/
and Some Books 26/ .............................................................. 3:06:00
Item to Three pounds of flax 21/ one ounce of Indego 13/ .... 1:14:00
Item to about 40 lb salt pork L8 and Meat Rass?ll 23/ .........  9:05:00
Item to paper Bills of Credit .................................................. 1:05:00
Item to Bank Accounts ...................................................... 104:08:05
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Total                                                                                     321:07:05
John Howland  Gideon Harris"

And Ruth Wade and Simon Wade Both Declared on their Engagements that they has put the Personall Estate of the said Nathaniel Wade into the above Inventory that was come to their Knowledge and that if any Thing More thereof does thereafter appears or Come to their Knowledge they will add the Same to sd Inventory.  And John Howland and Gideon Harris Both personally appearing Declared on their Engagement that the above Inventory is a True Apprisall of all that was Set Fourth to them to be of the Estate of the sd Nathaniel Wade Decesd. Whereupon it is voted that the above Inventory be accepted and allowed to be a Good and Lawfull Inventory and be Recorded....  Test. Gideon Harris Court Clerk."

Note that the real estate is not apprised in the Inventory above.  If it was sold, the proceeds from the sale went to the three sons Simon, Dudley and John Wade after the 300 pounds for their mother was provided.  

After Nathaniel Wade died in 1754, Ruth (Hawkins) Wade married, secondly, on 9 February 1758 in Scituate, to Zebedee Hopkins, the older brother of her sister-in-law's husband, Elisha Hopkins;  Ruth (Hawkins) (Wade) Hopkins 7 December 1789.

5)  SOURCES

1. Marston Watson, Royal Families: Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry: Volume One: Governor Thomas Dudley and Descendants Through Five Generations, Second Edition ( Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Publishing Company, 2005), page 212, Nathaniel Wade sketch.

2. Doris Powell Schultz, Jonathan Wade of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Revised Edition (n.p. : the author, 1989), Nathaniel Wade sketch.

3. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Charlestown Archives, Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 149 (image 134 of 385), Nathaniel Wade entry.

4. Roger D. Joslyn, Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts to 1850 (Boston, Mass. :  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984), 3 Volumes, Volume 1, page 217, Nathaniel Wade birth entry.

5. Doris Powell Schultz, Jonathan Wade of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Revised Edition (n.p. : the author, 1989), Nathaniel Wade and Ruth Hawkins entry.

6. "Probate and Civil Records, 1731-1886 (Scituate, Rhode Island)," on 6 FHL US/CAN microfilm reels, citing manuscript records at town hall, Scituate, Rhode Island, Volume 1, pages 231-235, Nathaniel Wade estate records, on FHL Microfilm 0,941,155.

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NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

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