Saturday, August 25, 2018

2018 FGS Conference Blog Compendium - Updated

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2018 Conference is in Fort Wayne, Indiana this year, from 22 to 25 August 2018.
There are many geneabloggers in attendance, and this post is intended to capture the blog posts they write.  Here are the ones I've found:

1)  Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry blog:

*  Starting Today in Fort Wayne (posted 22 August 2018)
F G S, Day Two (posted 23 August 2018)
Enter the Exhibit Hall (posted 24 August 2018)
The Party's Not Over, But I Had to Go Home (posted 25 August 2018)

2)  Janice Sellers on the Ancestral Discoveries blog:

*  FGS Conference: Librarians' Day and Society Day (posted 22 August 2018)
Days 1 and 2 of the FGS Conference (posted 25 August 2018)

3)  Dick Eastman on Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter blog:

*  Report from the FGS Conference 2018 in Fort Wayne – Day #1 (posted 23 August 2018)
My Experiences At the FGS Conference in Fort Wayne (posted 27 August 2018)

4)  Kathryn on the Upfront With NGS blog:

*  Visit the National Genealogical Society (NGS) This Week at FGS (posted 22 August 2018)

5)  Sandy on The Frugal Genealogist blog:

FGS Conference 2018 -- Friday! (posted 24 August 2018)
*  What I Did on My Summer Conference Vacation! (posted 30 August 2018)

6)  Ron Darrah on the IndyGenealogy blog:

876. Lots of Genealogy Fun in Fort Wayne (posted 25 August 2018)

7)  Amanda on the Geni Blog:

FGS 2018 Conference Recap (posted 29 August 2018)

8)  Amber Oldenburg on the One Branch at a Time blog:

Day 1 of FGS 2018 Conference (posted 29 August 2018)

Of course, blogging is not the only social media platform - check out Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and perhaps other venues for the hashtag #FGS2018.

I will continue to update this post through 31 August.  If I have missed a blog poswt about the conference, please comment on this post or send me an email.

Last Updated:  30 August 2018, 8 a.m.

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Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 19 to 25 August 2018

The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections list on Ancestry.com during the period from 19 to 25 August 2018 


The record collections added or updated since last week include:

Massachusetts, Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records, 1789-1900; indexed database without record images, Updated 8/23/2018

Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1831-2001; indexed database with record images, Updated 8/22/2018

Sweden, Indexed Marriage Records, 1860-1947; indexed database with record images, Updated 8/20/2018

Sweden, Emigration Registers, 1869-1948; indexed database with record images, ADDED 8/16/2018

U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018; indexed database without record images, Updated 8/16/2018

U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2018; indexed database without record images, Updated 8/16/2018


U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1990; indexed database with record images, Updated 8/15/2018

Note:  While the last four listed were dated last week, they were not on last week's list.

By my count, there was 1 NEW collection ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,673 collections available as of 25 August, a decrease of  35 from last week.   Since they added one collection, that means there must have been 36 collections removed.  

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Earliest Known Birth Date in Your Family Tree

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)  Who is the person with the earliest known birth date in your family tree?  Describe how you figured this out.


2)  Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook or other social media post.  Please leave a link to your information on this post in a comment.

3)  Extra credit :)  Who is the person with the earliest known birth date in North America in your family tree?

Here's mine:

I used the "People" View in my RootsMagic 7 family tree management program - clicked on the "Birth Date" column, and scrolled up/down to find the earliest known birth date:



The person in my family tree with the first known birth date is Charlemagne, King of France (747-814), an ancestor of mine through my grandmother, Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) and through the "gateway ancestor" Thomas Dudley (1576-1653).  

In the past, I have entered the direct line from Charlemagne and several other "famous" ancestors into my RootsMagic program so that I can impress my friends and family.  The lines from the gateway ancestors to the "famous" ancestors was obtained from the Gary Boyd Roberts book, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants.  Did you know it is available on Ancestry.com?  See   https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49324.  I have used other, similar works, also.

I do have many persons without a birth date entered in the "Birth Date" column, but I don't think I have anyone born before 747.

For extra credit, the person in my family tree with the earliest birth date in North America is Peregrine White, born 7 December 1620 aboard the Mayflower in Cape Cod Bay.


He is also an ancestor through my grandmother, Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962), who claimed throughout her life that she was descended from Peregrine White.  She was right!


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Surname Saturday -- ALLEN (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 #2147 who is Ann ALLEN (1643-1721). [Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th 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)

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

66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)
67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

134.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785)
135.  Abigail Peirce (1750-1775)

268.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1713-1752)
269.  Sarah Allen (1717-1796)

536.  Nathaniel Knowlton (1683-1760)
537.  Mary Bennett (1685-1717)

1072.  Nathaniel Knowlton (1658-1726)
1073.  Deborah Jewett (1664-1743)

2146.  Abraham Jewett, born before 14 September 1634 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England; died before 30 April 1694 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4292. William Jewett and 4293. Ann Field.  He married 02 April 1661 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
2147.  Ann Allen, born 08 October 1643 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; died 09 February 1721 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Abraham Jewett and Ann Allen are:
*  Deborah Jewett (1664-1743), married 1682 Nathaniel Knowlton (1658-1726)
*  Ann Jewett (1667-1715) , married 1690 Francis Palmer (1657-1733).
*  William Jewett (1669-????).
*  Mary Jewett (1671-1722), married 1698 Ebenezer Browne (1658-1733).
*  Bozoune Jewett (1673-1673).
*  Abraham Jewett (1674-1722), married 1703 Sarah Dorman (1676-1737).
*  Priscilla Jewett (1679-????).
*  Elizabeth Jewett (1683-1757), married 1729 Thomas Perrin (1683-1756).

4294.  Bozoune Allen, born about 1610 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England; died 14 September 1652 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married about 1638 in probably Lynn, Norfolk, England.
4295.  Anne Alby, born about 1619 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England; died 04 February 1661 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Bozoune Allen and Anne Alby are:
*  Priscilla Allen (1639-????).
*  John Allen (1641-????)
*  Ephraim Allen (1641-????).
Ann Allen (1643-1721), married 1661 Abraham Jewett (1634-1694).
*  Deborah Allen (1645-1660).
*  Isaac Allen (1651-1669).
*  Bezoune Allen (1652-????), married (1) 1678 Rachel Houchin (1660-1679); (2) 1679 Lydia Balston (1656-????).

There is a brief sketch of Bozoune (Bozoan?) Allen in the Hingham, Massachusetts history book:

*  History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts (Hingham, Mass.: Published by the town, 1893), Volume II, page 46, Bozoan Allen sketch.

I have done no original research for this person.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 24 August 2018


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

1)  News Articles:


David Rencher is the new Family History Library Director


9 Questions for David Rencher, FamilySearch CGO and New Family History Library Director


 
Live Announcement from FamilySearch about RootsTech

*  RootsTech 2019 Registration Opens on September 20, 2018

2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 24 August 2018

*  New Canadian Records [on Fold3.com]

3)  Genealogy Education:


 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar -- Tuesday, 28 August, 11 a.m.:  How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research, by Daniel Horowitz

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar -- Wednesday, 29 August, 11 a.m.:  The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite, by Diahan Southard

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  GPS: Finding Your Way Through Tough Research Problems, by James Ison

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Researching Forces Ancestors (England and Wales), by Kirsty Gray

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Polish Communities - Migration and Resettlement, by Julie Goucher

*  The Genealogy Guys Podcast:  #349

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Principles for Evaluating Records

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Disaster Proof Your Genealogy - Fanatical Fridays

*  Who Is Nicka Smith? YouTube:  BlackProGen LIVE! Ep 66: Publishing the Family Story - From Oral History to Narrative

*  23andMe YouTube:  This Week in DNA, Episode 5

*  Elizabeth O'Neal YouTube:  Get to Know The Family History Fanatics

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, August 24,  2018


5)  DNA Success Stories:

*   With one mystery solved, brothers who found each other on Ancestry.com discover one more puzzler

*  Cle Elum man finds lost family members through DNA test

*  Local man uses Ancestry.com to find birth mother

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 21 August 2018?

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 24 August 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday




There are more than 184,600 new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including;

Ireland, Dublin Metropolitan Police Prisoners Books 1905-1908 and 1911-1918

Our new collection of Dublin Metropolitan Police prisoners books contains more than 29,000 names. These valuable records provide great insight into social and political life in Dublin during periods of great upheaval, including the start of the First World War and the Easter Rising. The records will provide useful information for those interested in genealogy, criminology, and family history.

Each record includes both a transcript and an image of the original document. The entries are handwritten and include the details of daily charge sheets. Each volume contains an index of prisoners with references to the pages containing details of the charge. The volumes contain a wide range of alleged crimes—from murder to breaking glass. Additionally, the age range represented by the accused perpetrators is equally vast—from eight to eighty. Of note, a new series of offences were introduced following the passage of the Defence of the Realm Act on 8 August 1914. These new offences were often used against political activists.

Ireland, Dublin Metropolitan Police general register 1837-1925

Discover your ancestor in the Dublin Metropolitan Police's general registers. The registers contain over 12,000 names and pertain to recruitment and transfers within the police force from 1837 to 1925. While the register was used up until 1975, due to data protection reasons, only the entries up to 1925 have been digitised and made available.

The general register recorded both biographical and professional details of the men in the force, including: warrant number, name, age, height, trade or occupation, county, parish, post town, previous public service, by whom recommended, divisions attached to, service details (dates, rank, promotions), good service pay, date and cause of removal from the force, reappointment details, and general observations. From 1858 onwards, religion was added as well.

Wiltshire registers & records

Learn more about your Wiltshire ancestors with our collection of registers and records from the English county.

This collection currently includes on publication; 'Quarter Sessions Great Rolls, County of Wiltshire'. The majority of this volume comprises extracts from the quarter sessions. Appendixes include a Wiltshire will, Wiltshire wages in the seventeenth century, transcription of petition of John Dicke, and autograph letters.

Westmorland registers & records

Learn more about your Westmoreland ancestors with three local publications, including:

·         Grasmere: the Church, the Churchyard, Rushbearing, Dove Cottage — By George Middleton, published in 1920, this volume gives a history of the Grasmere Church.

·         Parish Registers of Ravenstonedale, Vols I & II, 1571-1780 — Transcribed and edited by the vicar of Ravenstonedale, R W Metcalfe. Included in this volume are christenings, weddings, and burials.

·         Some Westmoreland Wills, 1686-1738 — the list of wills included in this volume can be found on image number 9. The introduction explains that 'the unique collection of old wills, summarised in this volume, is in the possession of the Society of Friends at Kendal [and] give a clear picture of rural life in the North of England in the late 17th and early 18th century'.

Nebraska, Omaha births 1874-1887

Discover your ancestor in an index of Omaha, Nebraska, births from 1874 to 1887. Discover names, birth dates, and birth places, as well as parents' names.

Each result will provide you with a transcript that will list a combination of your ancestors name, birth year, birth place and parents' names.

British & Irish Newspapers

This week we have added 140,716 new pages to our collection of historical British & Irish newspapers. We have added pages to six of our existing titles, including;

·        Evening Herald (Dublin) - 1892-1896, 1900, 1989, 1997, 2003-2004

·        Liverpool Echo - 1994-1995

·        Southern Times and Dorset County Herald – 1889

·        Horfield and Bishopston Record and Montepelier & District Free Press– 1912

·        Ampthill & District News – 1898


·        Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal - 1905, 1913


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52 Ancestors - Week 240: #365 Mary (Chase) Horton (1695-after 1734) of Essex and Bristol Counties, Mass.

Mary Chase Horton (1695-after 1734) is #365 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #364 John Horton (1696-1796)  in 1719 in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their son, #182 Nathaniel Horton (1730-1819) who married #183 Sarah Pray (1734-1820)  in about 1755.
*   their daughter #91 Phebe Horton (1772 - after 1820) who married #90 Simon Wade (1767-1857)  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:                    Mary Chase[1–3]    
*  Alternate Name:    Mary Horton[4–5]

*  Sex:                        Female    

*  Father:                   Thomas Chase (1654-1734)    
*  Mother:                  Rebecca Follansbee (1658-1711)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                    15 January 1694/5, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[1–2]    

*  Distribution:         3 August 1732 (age 37) father's will written, proved 25 February 1733/4; Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[4]    

*  Deed:                    9 March 1733/4 (age 39), signed land deed in Rehoboth, Mass.; Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[5]    

*  Death:                  after 9 March 1733/4, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States    
 
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1.                  John Horton (1696-1796)    
*  Marriage 1:               9 July 1719 (age 23), Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[3]    

*  Child 1:                    Ruth Horton (1720-    )    
*  Child 2:                    Mehitable Horton (1723-1806)    
*  Child 3:                    Mary Horton (1725-1827)    
*  Child 4:                    John Horton (1727-1776)    
*  Child 5:                    Nathaniel Horton (1730-1819)    

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   
Mary Chase was born 15 January 1594/5 in Newbury, Massachusetts, the daughter of Thomas
and Rebecca (Follansbee) Chase of Newbury[1-2]. The birth record in the town records say: "Mary ye daughter of Thomas Chase & Rebecca his wife borne January 15^th [1694]" Although the record page says "1694" at the top, the year should be written as "1694/5" since
this birth occurred in the January after December 1694. Mary Chase married John Horton on 9 July 1719 in Swansea, Massachusetts[3]. They had five
children: * Ruth Horton, born 19 July 1720 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, married George Round
(1718-1791) on 6 January 1738 in Rehoboth. * Mehitable Horton, born about 1723 in Rehoboth, died September 1806 in Foster, R.I.,
married Amos Hammond (1734-1813) on 6 April 1756 in Rehoboth. * Mary Horton, born 27 October 1725 in Rehoboth, died 10 April 1827 in Rehoboth, married
Joseph Round (1720-1791) on 16 April 1744 in Rehoboth. * John Horton, born 27 January 1727/8 in Rehoboth, died 27 April 1776 in Scituate, R.I.,
married Sarah Hicks (1739-????) on 6 December 1756 in Rehoboth. * Nathaniel Horton, born 1730 in Rehoboth, died 4 May 1819 in Foster, R.I., married Sarah
Pray (1734-1820) in about 1755 in Scituate, R.I. Mary's father, Thomas Chase, died testate in 1734, having written a will on 3 August 1732,
and proved on 25 February 1733/4[4]. It included:
" I give to my daughter Mary Horton five pounds in Bills of Credit or in other species equivalent
to Bills of Credit to be paid by my Executor within five years after my Decease." On 9 March 1733/4, John Horton Jr. of Rehoboth, husbandman, for £56 sold to John Baker of
Rehoboth a tract of land on the easterly side of Palmer River, a part of his homestead farm[5].
The deed was signed by John and Mary Horton.
Some derivative sources state that Mary (Chase) Horton died on 9 March 1732/3 in Rehoboth,
but her death is not in the Rehoboth Vital Records book. Since she signed the 9 March 1733/4
deed, she must have been alive on that date. It is likely that she died between 1734 and 1756,
but there are no records in Rehoboth, Massachusetts or Scituate, Rhode Island for the death. There is a Find A Grave memorial for Mary Chase Horton with a death date of 9 March 1731
in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, but there is no gravestone or cemetery record. The date is
probably spurious. There are no probate records for Mary (Chase) Horton.
 
5)  SOURCES

1. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com), "Newbury Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 51 (image 697 of 2384), Mary Chase birth entry.

2. The Essex Institute, Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, 2 Volumes (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1911), Volume 1, Page 84, Mary Chase birth entry.

3. H. L. Peter Rounds, Jane Fletcher Fiske, and Margaret F Costello, Vital records of Swansea, Massachusetts to 1850 ( Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992), John Horton and Mary Chase marriage entry.

4. Essex County, Massachusetts, Probate Records and Indexes 1638-1916, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), on 280 FHL microfilm reels, Volume 321, pages 055-056, Thomas Chase will, on FHL Microfilm US/CAN 0,875,131.

5. "Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986," digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org), Bristol County, "Deeds 1765, Vol. 48," page 375 (image 203 of 302), John Horton Jr. and Mary Horton to John Baker, dated 9 March 1733/4, recorded 17 October 1765.

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NOTE:  In 2014, 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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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Seavers in the News -- Ex-Owego N.Y. Police Chief Russell B. Seaver Dies in 1960

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a semi-regular feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.) newspaper dated 31 October 1960:


The transcription of this article is:

"Ex-Owego Police Chief Seaver Dies

"Owego -- Russell B. Seaver, 63, of Spaulding Hill, Town of Tioga, a former Owego police chief, died at his home early yesterday morning.

"Mr. Seaver had been in ill health for about eight months.

"He had lived in the Owego area for 17 years.  Previously, he lived in Endicott where he served in the Endicott police department for 22 years.

"He was Owego's poluice chief from 1949 to 1954, and since that time was a Tioga County Court official.  Mr. Seaver was a Town of Tioga peace justice at the time of his death.

"He was a member of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, the Masonic Lodge of Owego, the Square Club, which is the police branch of the Masons, and Allen Memorial Baptist Church of Candor.

"Mr. Seaver is survived by his wife, Esther (O'Dell) Seaver, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Swartz and Mrs. George Zorn, both of Owego and Mrs. George Spicer of Candor.

"Also, two sons, Charles G. Seaver of Endicott and Russell L. Seaver of Owego; one sister, Mrs. Alice Laycock of Bloomsburg, Pa.; three brothers, Fred Seaver of Owego, Lewis G. Seaver and Walter Seaver, both of Endicott; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Richards Funeral Home, Waverly Road, Owego.  The Rev. Urban Cline, pastor of Candor Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Tioga Cemetery."

The source citation for this article is:

"Ex-Owego Police Chief Seaver Dies,Press and Sun-Bulletin [Binghamton, N.Y.] newspaper, dated 31 October 1960, page 4, column 2, Russell B. Seaver obituary; digital image, Newspapers.com   (www.newspapers.com :  accessed 23 August 2018).

Russell Bradley Seaver was born 16 October 1897 in Elkland, Pennsylvania, the son of Jesse Bradley and Edna Phoebe (Brown) Seaver of Tioga County, New York.  He married Verdetta Esther O'Dell (1896-1981) on 22 April 1916 in Tioga County, New York.  They had six children:

*  Charles Glen Seaver (1918-1995), married Norma Jeane --?-- (1920-????).
*  Esther L. Seaver (1918-2014), married Floyd Leroy Swartz (1920-1994).
*  Arline Seaver (1923-????), married George Zorn (1920-????)
*  Charlotte Seaver (1926-????).
*  Russell Lewis Seaver (1927-2004), married Catherine May Smith (1922-2013).
*  Beverly Seaver (1931-????).

I don't know a lot about two of the spouses of the females, nor the death dates of two daughters.  I know of only one grandchild.  So I have work to do on this Seaver family.

Russell Bradley Seaver was my 6th cousin, 2 times removed, and their children are my 7th cousins, once removed.

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1677 Marriage of Thomas Chase and Rebecca Follansbee in Newbury, Mass. - Post 426 for Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1677 marriage record of Thomas Chase and Rebecca Follansbee in the Newbury, Massachusetts Town Records:

The  marriage record is on the right-hand page of the image above, over halfway down the page:
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The transcription of the marriage record is:

"Thomas Chase & Rebecca Follansbee were marryed Nov 22^d 1677"

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com), "Newbury Births, Marriages, Deaths," no page number (image 622 of 2384), Thomas Chase and Rebecca Follansbee marriage entry.

This record is in a transcription of an earlier Newbury town record book, and therefore is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriage.

Thomas Chase was born 25 July 1654 in Newbury, Massachusetts, the son of Aquila Chase and Ann Wheeler and died before 25 February 1734 in Newbury, Massachusetts.   He married Rebecca Follansbee on 22 November 1677 in Newbury.  Rebecca was born in about 1658, probably in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (--?--) Follansbee; she died 27 December 1711 in Newbury.

Thomas and Rebecca (Follansbee) Chase are my 7th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their daughter Mary Chase (1695-1733), who married John Horton (1696-1796) in 1719, and resided in Rehoboth, Massachusetts and Foster, Rhode Island.

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