Saturday, March 27, 2010

Surname Saturday - WADE (England>MA>RI>CT)

On Surname Saturdays, I am posting family lines from my own ancestry. I am doing this in Ahnentafel order, and am up to number #45, who is Miranda Wade (1804-1850).

My ancestral line back through the six generations of my Wade ancestral families:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick W. Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty V. Carringer (1919-2002)

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

10. Thomas Richmond (1848-1917)
11. Julia White (1848-1913)

22. Henry Arnold White (1824-1886)
23. Amy Frances Oatley (1826-ca1867)

44. Jonathan White, born 1806 in Glocester, Providence County, RI, and died 19 April 1850 in Killingly, Windham County, CT. He was the son of 88. Humphrey White and 89. Sybil Kirby. He married about 1823 in probably Foster, Providence County, RI.
45. Miranda Wade, born 25 January 1804 in Foster, Providence County, RI; died 27 August 1850 in Killingly, Windham County, CT.

90. Simon Wade, born 22 November 1767 in Foster, Providence County, RI; died 26 April 1857 in Killingly, Windham County, CT. He married Bef. 1790 in probably Foster, Providence County, RI.
91. Phebe Horton, born 07 May 1772 in Foster, Providence County, RI. She was the daughter of 182. Nathaniel Horton and 183. Sarah Pray. Children of Simon Wade and Phebe Horton are: James (1791-????); Catherine (1793-????); Sarah (1798-????); Arnold (1800-????); Olive (1802-????); Miranda (1804-????); Fenner (1807-1842); Lawton (1814-1905).

180. Simon Wade, born 11 December 1731 in Scituate, Providence, RI; died after 1790 in probably Foster, Providence, RI. He married before. 1765 in probably Providence, Providence, RI.
181. Deborah Tracy, born 20 February 1730/31 in Providence, Providence, RI; died in probably Foster, Providence, RI. She was the daughter of 362. John Tracy and 363. Mary Hawkins. Children of Simon Wade and Deborah Tracy are: Levi (1765-????); Simon (1767-1857); Nehemiah (1769-????); Gideon (1771-????); Ruth (1773-????); Molly (1775-????); Deborah (1777-????).

360. Nathaniel Wade, born 27 January 1708/09 in Charlestown, Middlesex, MA; died 29 June 1754 in Scituate, Providence, RI. He married 26 June 1731 in Scituate, Providence, RI.
361. Ruth Hawkins, born 14 March 1710/11 in Providence, Providence, RI; died 07 December 1789 in Glocester, Providence, RI. She was the daughter of 722. William Hawkins and 723. Elizabeth Arnold. Children of Nathaniel Wade and Ruth Hawkins are: Simon (1731-1790); Dudley (1734-1803); Mercy (1736-1779); Ruth (1740-????); Deborah (1744-1832); John (1746-1804).

720. Jonathan Wade, born 05 March 1682/83 in Medford, Middlesex, MA; died before 1710 in Mystic, New London, CT. He married before 1702 in prob. Medford, Middlesex County, MA.
721. Mary Dolbear, born 13 April 1677 in Medford, Middlesex, MA. Children of Jonathan Wade and Mary Dolbear are: Mercy (1702-????); Jonathan (1704-????); Nathan (1706-1778); Nathaniel (1709-1754); Dorothy (1711-????); Rebecca (1713-????); Samuel (1715-????).

1440. Nathaniel Wade, born 1648 in Ipswich, Essex County, MA; died 28 November 1707 in Medford, Middlesex, MA. He married 31 October 1672 in Andover, Essex, MA.
1441. Mercy Bradstreet, born 1647 in Andover, Essex, MA; died 05 October 1715 in Medford, Middlesex, MA. She was the daughter of 2882. Simon Bradstreet and 2883. Anne Dudley. Children of Nathaniel Wade and Mercy Bradstreet are: Nathaniel (1673-1748); Simon (1676-1698); Susannah (1676-????); Mercy (1678-1712); Jonathan (1683-1710); Samuel (1683-1738); Anne (1685-????); Dorothy (1687-1726).

2880. Jonathan Wade, born about 1612 in Norfolk, ENGLAND; died 13 June 1683 in Ipswich, Essex County, MA. He married about 1631 in ENGLAND.
2881. Susanna, born about 1610 in ENGLAND; died 29 November 1678 in Ipswich, Essex County, MA. Children of Jonathan Wade and Susanna are: Mary (1633-????); Jonathan (1640-1689); Prudence (1638-1711); Sarah (1641-1718); Elizabeth (1645-????); Nathaniel (1648-1707); Thomas (1650-1696).

Are there any readers who are Wade cousins that connect to this line? If so, please contact me at

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Marriage Record of Frank Seaver and Hattie Hildreth

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to "show-and-tell" some of the treasures found in the papers of my parents and their families. I scanned some of these papers in the February Scanfest, and recently converted some of them to JPG format.

I wrote to the Keene, New Hampshire Town Clerk in 1994 requesting a Marriage Certificate for my great-grandparents, Frank W. Seaver and Hattie Hildreth. This is what I received:

This is a standard New Hampshire "Certified Abstract of a Certificate of Marriage." The name and residence of the bride and groom are provided, but their ages, birthplaces and number of marriages is not provided. When this marriage occurred, Frank was 22 years old, and Hattie was only 17, so they probably went out-of-state to avoid the age 18 requirement for Hattie.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 96: Emily Auble?

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

I managed to scan about 100 family photographs in the Scanfest in January, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can. Many of these were "new" to my digital photograph collection.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

I do not know for sure who the subject of this photograph is. I think that it may be my grandmother, Emily Kemp Auble, born 19 August 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of Charles and Georgianna (Kemp) Auble. The girl in this photograph appears to be age 5 to 7. The card says "Hammersmith" and "6923 S. Halsted St., Chicago." There is no identification on the back of this card.

If you compare this picture to the one published in Post 94 and Post 95, the face of the girl in those pictures (who I'm pretty sure is my grandmother) appears to be different from this girl. However, this picture does have a bow in the hair, but the hair is parted on the right side, not in the middle. This girl may be a "best friend" of Emily. It's easy for me to understand why Emily would save a picture of a "best friend."

Monday, March 22, 2010

Amanuensis Monday - the Will of Jonas Prescott (1648-1723)

.... Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the excellent TransylvanianDutch blog) started his own Monday blog theme several months ago called Amanuensis Monday.

I loved the idea, and recently decided to follow it in order to share ancestral information and keep the theme going, and perhaps it will expand to other genealogy bloggers.

What does "amanuensis" mean? John offers this definition:

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

Jonas Prescott (1648-1723), son of John and Mary (Gawkroger) Prescott, died testate in Groton, Massachusetts. His probate papers are in Middlesex County (MA) Probate Records, Probate Packet #18,080 (the original probate papers are in FHL Microfilm 0,421,496, not probate court clerk copies). His will, dated 28 December 1723, reads:

"In the Name of God amen I Jonas Prescot of Groton in the County of Middx in the Province of the Massachusits Bay in New England being at the present making herof of a sound Disposing mind and memory but sensible of my own mortality do thear fore mak and ordain this my Last Will and Testiment in manner and form as followeth ---

"And first and Principally I do Comint my precious and Immortall Soul into the hands of allmyty God in Jesus Christ trusting in his merits alon for the sallvation of it. My body I commit to the dust by a decent buriall at the Discretion of my Executor herafter named, in hope of a glorious Resurrection unto Eternall Life and as for that Temporall Estate which it hath pleased allmighty god to bestow upon me my will and pleasure is to dispos of it as followeth ---

"Item I will that all my just debts which I do owe of right to any parsons be well and truly paid by my Executor hereafter named.

"Item I give and bequeath to Mary my well beloved wif the improvemon of all my Lands medow pasturing and orchards and houseing and fences dureing ye term of her naturall lif.

"Item I give to the Church of Christ in Grotton five pound money to be paid by my Executor within six months after my deceas.

"Item I give to my Son Jonas Prescott besides what I have all Ready given him by a deed and other ways my silver tancard at ye deceas of my wife.

"Item I give to my son Benjamin Prescott all my lands and medows in Grotton that are undisposed of to geather with my Shope and Smiths towles at the deceas of my Executor

"Item I give to my daughter Mary Farnsworth thirty pounds money.

"Item I give to my daughter Elkesibeth Gren thirty pounds money.

"Item I give to my daughter Doraty Varnum thirty pounds money

"Item I give to my daughter Abigall Parker thirty pounds money

"Item I give to my daughter Martha Hobard thirty pounds money.

"Item I give to my daughter Susanah Lavane twenty pounds money, all to be paid by my Executor within three year aughta my decease.

"Item I give to the Chilldren of my daughter Sary Longly deceased four pounds money each one of them to be paid by my Executor as thay shall come of age the sons to the age twenty one years and the daughters to the age of eighten year and in Cas any of them dye before they are of age to recive said legasy ther part shall be eaqully divided al to the sirvivers of said children.

"Item I give to the Chilldren of my daughter Daborath Parker deceased Each of them four pounds money to be paid by my Executor when they shall Com of age - the sons to ye age of one and twenty years and the daughters to ye age of Eighten years - and if it so hapen that any of said Chilldren dy before thay a Rived to said age that part shall be Eaquilly divided betwen the Sirvivers o said Chilldren.

"Item I give to my granson Jonas Prescut one cow to be delivered to him by my Executor beside what I have all Ready given him. Allso I give to Mary my well beloveed wife whome I all so make Constitute and ordain my only Soul Executor of this my Last Will and testimet, all and sigular my moveabell Estate both houshold ... Chatels and money and bonds for money and what soevar shall be found of my of my Estat not other ways disposed of by her frely to be posesed ... .... I will that my two sons Shall asist my Executor in the Execution of this my last will and testiment by my two sons I mean Jonas and Benjamin Prescott by money mentioned many of the aforsaid artacols of intend bills of Creadit or that which shall then pas for money. And in witness that this is in Last will and tenstiment I have set to my hand and seall this twenty eighh day of December in the year of our Lord 1723.

"Signed sealed and pronounced and declared by the said Jonas Prescott to be his last will and testiment in Presents of
John Woods ............................................. Jonas Prescot (seal)
John Stevens
Joseph Flowers"

Mary Prescott, widow of Jonas Prescott of Groton, requested that her dutiful son Benjamin Prescott be her true sufficient and lawfull attorney before the Court on 26 March 1724.

Benjamin Prescott lodged the will of Jonas Prescott with the Court on 10 March 1723/4, and it was proved on 27 March 1724.

I am descended from Jonas and Mary (Loker) Prescott through their son Jonas Prescott (1678-1750) who married Thankful Wheeler (1682-1716).