<![CDATA[NHGenealogist.com & NewEnglandGenealogist.net - Blog]]>Fri, 29 May 2015 02:56:35 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Friday Funny]]>Fri, 29 May 2015 08:16:02 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/05/friday-funny7.html]]><![CDATA[Thriller Thursday - The Death of Sally Jones]]>Thu, 28 May 2015 09:49:41 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/05/thriller-thursday-the-death-of-sally-jones.html
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<![CDATA[Wordless Wednesday]]>Wed, 27 May 2015 11:04:57 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/05/wordless-wednesday4.html]]><![CDATA[Tuesday's Tip - NYPL Digital Collections]]>Tue, 26 May 2015 10:34:09 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/05/tuesdays-tip-nypl-digital-collections.htmlI don't care how long you've been doing genealogy, when you find something special there is nothing like it! 

My husband's late grandmother, was an actress as a child & into her young adulthood. She wasn't what people would really call "famous" by today's standards, so it hasn't exactly been easy to find loads of information outside of what the family has saved. Anyway...in looking for a blog to write today, I came across a topic I had saved months ago for the NYPL Digital Collections. Suddenly it dawned on me I should plug her name in & give it a whirl. Wouldn't you know, photos of her popped up! It's like finding treasure!

Now I'm wracking my brain for anything else I can find. I could spend hours just searching & poking around :) There are so many collections! There are photographs, upon photographs, plus...Archival Collections including Plantation Records, Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott Papers, World's Fair Records, old menus, atlases, manuscripts, art works, playbills, sheet music, streaming videos, postcards, posters, stamps, and so much more the list could go on & on. 832,000 items and increasing all the time. Check it out, perhaps the New York Public Library Digital Collections holds something for you too!

<![CDATA[Military Monday - Fort Shafter Honolulu, Hawaii 1951-1952]]>Mon, 25 May 2015 11:07:03 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/05/military-monday-fort-shafter-honolulu-hawaii-1951-1952.html
Punch Bowl Memorial Day 1951-2
I thought since it's Memorial Day and nearly the 10 year anniversary of my Dad's death I'd explore a little bit about where he was stationed as an MP during the Korean War & share some slides of his friends in case somewhere out there as relative would love to find a photo they didn't know about. 

The post located in the island of Oahu opened in 1907 it was named in memory of William Rufus Shafter (1835-1906) who led the expedition to Cuba in 1898. It has undergone several expansions since the original fort was built. 

As most are aware on Dec 7 1941 the island of Oahu, aka Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan and WWII began. For the first newspaper specifics you can click here to see some reproductions of the headlines for the day from Hawaiian newspapers as well as others. By the time my dad was stationed in Fort Shafter during 1951-2, it was a much calmer place to be.

Pearl Harbor was located west of Honolulu and Fort Shafter, for simplicity's sake, was in between the two. Fort Shafter was the Senior Army Headquarters for the Asia-Pacific region until 1974. Although, the headquarters was eliminated at that time, today it still remains a major focal point for the Army in relation to Asia-Pacific Region. 
Fort Shafter 1951-2
Palm Circle 1951-2
Diamond Head
Arrival at Fort Shafter 1951
Military Police Officer, Arthur L. Baker Jr. at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1951-2
Friends of my Dad's from Hawaii - not exactly sure how the names go but the slide was marked - John Barenger Waxey Bob Murphy Krusenski
Frankie Lane
Phil Selerno
Phil Selerno
<![CDATA[Discovering Family Heirlooms at JustaJoy.com]]>Sun, 24 May 2015 12:57:16 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/05/discovering-family-heirlooms-at-justajoycom.htmlI've often thought there should be a site dedicated to family heirlooms and historical memorabilia, and then I found it. JustaJoy.com allows you to list and purchase items at a set price. There is no haggling, no bidding, no nonsense. Their search engine allows you to search by surname or conduct a general search. 

This is not an information site, it is an antique & heirloom site. They have an extensive database containing thousands of heirlooms which have been bought & sold over the lifetime of the site. There is no limit to the amount of time an item is listed for, in fact all items ever listed are available to view. Every item is connected to at least one surname as they believe it is the connection to the person that makes items so incredibly interesting. I agree. 

There is a membership fee of 20.00 per year which allows to you buy & sell items. At this time there are no other fees associated with the purchase or sale of an item. Buyers communicate directly with sellers. Sellers are responsible for the authenticity of their items, but JustaJoy will investigate and pursue cases of unethical sellers. 

For obvious reasons, there are some limitations to what can be sold.  Prohibited items quoted from their website include:
   *Grave markers or other items extracted from graves.
   *Documents that have been properly docketed and filed as part of a government entity's archive unless there is proof of legal ownership
   * Firearms produced after the year 1898
   * Hazardous materials such as unexploded Civil War cannon balls
   * Items that infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships
   * Human body parts
   * Stolen anything
   * Fake anything (false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformative, or "bait and switch") 

They list the following as examples of items that are listed:
Advertising items
Bibles & Other Religious Items
Books & Pamphlets
Civil War Items
Clocks & Watches
Criminal & Prison Items
Death & Mourning Items
Diaries & Autograph Books
Documents & Correspondence
Engraved Items
Everyday Items
Flags & Pennants
Licenses (Marriage, Professional, Etc.)
Magazines & Newspapers
Military Related Items
Music Related Items (Instruments, Sheet Music, Etc.)
Revolutionary War Items (Including original Pay Documents)
Occupational Items (Tools, Etc.)
Pictures & other Images
Political Items
Post Cards
Posters & Signs
Prisoner of War Items
Reunion & Fraternal Items
Schoolgirl Needlework Samplers
Slavery & Black History Items
Sports Related Items
Toys & Games
Transportation & Travel Items
Trophies & Awards
Victorian Period Calling Cards
World War I & II Items
Yearbooks & Annuals
            and MUCH MORE!
Visit their site here: JustaJoy.com
<![CDATA[New England Genealogist - Surname Saturday - Robert Peel Ramsden & Ellen Louisa Wright of Lawrence, MA]]>Sat, 23 May 2015 23:42:27 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/05/new-england-genealogist-surname-saturday-robert-peel-ramsden-ellen-louisa-wright-of-lawrence-ma.html
Robert Peel Ramsden was born on Oct 26 1840 in or near Linthwaite, England, the son of William Ramsden & Sophia Rebecca (Ramsden) . He married Ellen Lousia Wright on Jul 3 1867 in E Cambridge, MA . Ellen was born on Mar 8, 1850 in W. Newton, Ma daughter of Patrick Wright & Bridgett Taffe . Tradition says that when Ellen was 17, she & Robert were stranded together in a train station overnight. Fearing her daughter had been compromised, Bridgett insisted they marry even though the Wright’s were Catholic and the Ramsden’s were Protestant. When nothing become of it, Bridgett then decided she wanted them to get a divorce. Ellen refused. She died on Apr 11, 1913 in Lawrence, Ma  and was also buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem, NH . He died May 13, 1927  and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem, NH on May 14, 1927 .

Robert & his mother Sophia were not found on the 1865 Massachusetts Census, but according to late US Censuses, the indication is they arrived somewhere about Oct-Nov 1864-1865 . Tradition says that Robert’s little brother Henry came with them. Records show their father had died between 1845-1851 near Huddersfield, England , and their mother Sophia was with Robert in 1870-Framingham , after having lived in Newton, MA during 1868 . From 1880 to after 1910 they family resided in Lawrence, MA. During this time, it appears he was naturalized in Oct 1884, however, I have not yet seen the file yet .

On Oct 22 1904, Robert returned to Boston from a visit to England on the ship Cretic which departed Liverpool on Oct 13th. It appears he made the trip, or at least, returned alone. The passenger list indicates he was 64 yrs old, married, Spinner, can read & write, citizen of England (America is crossed off), last residence Liverpool, destination18 Kendal St. Lawrence, Ma. He had previously lived in the US for 39 yrs, the last time in 1904. “Good” is crossed out for health and “senility” is written in  .

During 1920 he is in Cambridge with his daughter Florence and it looks as if he may have married again but be widowed a second time .He is in So. Royalston MA in May 1922 according to his son William’s passport application .

Robert and Ellen had 13 children & 10 living in 1900 which indicates we’re missing another one
who was born & died young, but after looking high & low, the child can’t be found . The others were:

1. Charles H. Ramsden died Nov 13, 1869 in Framingham 1 day old 

2. Walter Ramsden b. Jan 1 1871    d. Mar 17 1876 

3. George Wright Ramsden born Apr 11 1873 in Saugus, MA  & married Lizzie Russell   and resided in Methuen, Ma in 1938 .  

4. William Henry Ramsden born Feb 13, 1875 in Saugus, Ma , married Bertha Anderson on Oct 3 1904 . She was born in Sweden, and resided in Boston, Ma in 1938 . I found his application for a passport on ancestry to go visit her family in Sweden. It states his father arrived Oct-Nov 1865 and at the time (May 3, 1922) is living in So Royalston, Ma, & had previously lived in Lawrence, Andover, Saugus, Newton, MA  

5. Alice Phebe Ramsden born 1877 m: Herbert John David Stevenson -see previous - 

6. James Walter Ramsden/Walter James Ramdsen born Aug 24 1878 . He married Bertha Bibbons Sep 16 1909 Lawrence, MA . He died in 1931 .  

7. Charles Augustus Ramsden born Sept 8 1880 in Lawrence, MA  m: Catherine Agnes Cullen  resided in Boston, Ma in 1938 

8. Frederick Ramsden born June 8 1883 in Andover Ma , married Edith Josephine Kimball, “Josie”  and resided in Providence, RI in 1938 .

9. Florence Ramsden born Mar 28, 1885 in Andover Ma  She died Feb 9 1947 & was buried in Pinegrove Cemetery, Salem NH . Florence married Silas Knight born 1885  and resided in Dorchester, Ma in 1938 .

10. Ellen/Helen Louisa Ramsden born Aug 29 1887 in Andover, married Dennis Spears  and resided in Everett, Ma in 1938 . 

11. Maude Ramsden born Aug 1 1890 in Lawrence, married Vincent Sinclair  & resided in Taunton, Ma in 1938 

12. Edwin/Edward L. Ramsden born Apr 7 1892 in Lawrence, Ma.  Died July 12 1938 in
Derry, NH of a heart attack . He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem, NH . He was married to Evelyn Anderson. They had several children, some of whom are living and are therefore not published here .

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<![CDATA[NH Genealogist Weds Vintage Style]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 14:32:11 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/05/nh-genealogist-weds-vintage-style.html
It's been a crazy few months here, but I'm excited to be back blogging! First things first though, I can't help but want to share a little bit about the vintage venues & vendors we chose for our big day on May 10 2015! 
I definitely recommend all of the following local New Hampshire businesses.

The Alvirne Chapel, 160 Derry Rd, Hudson, NH 03051
(603) 888-7005
     This lovely stone chapel was built at the turn of the century and holds a love story all its own. The beautiful stained glass windows and obvious charm 
offered the perfect place for our ceremony. 
Londonderry Historical Society's Parmenter Barn, 140 Pillsbury, Londonderry NH 03053

This beautiful historical barn located on pristine grounds & surrounded by acres of apple orchard was the perfect place for our reception. What better place for a genealogist than a beautiful place like this?! I highly recommend this venue for any event you would like to host. They were extremely accommodating & simply wonderful to work with. It's great to know that all donations go to an outstanding historical society who hold local history in their hearts & take it to an exemplary level. 
Photo credit to my daughter by love & marriage, Brandy Mulhare
Culinary Capers, LLC, Windham, NH 03087
603 898-3614
Romeyn Murphy, Amylynne Murphy and Nelson Agbesi
De'Nelson's Photography, Atkinson, NH
Photo credit to my daughter by love & marriage, Brandy Mulhare
Music was performed by my adorable new son-by-love & marriage
Alex Murphy & Amanda Vantine
We were married by Jayson Bowes of Derry, NH 
who holds a special place in our hearts and family.
Our floral arrangements, favors & cake were made by my youngest daughter Jaquelyn & I.
Beautiful rainbow topped off the evening as we drove off.
Our Beautiful Family :)
Alex Murphy, Brandy Mulhare, Romeyn Murphy, Amylynne (Baker), Jaquelyn Santagate, Shealyn Santagate, not pictured
Amanda Vantine, Alex Murphy, David VanTassel, Ben Williamson, Brandy Mulhare,
Romeyn Murphy, Amylynne Murphy, Jayson Bowes, Scott Vachon
Seated: Marion Baker, Jax Santagate, Alison Kopp
Amanda Vantine, Alex Murphy, Ben Williamson, Brandy Mulhare, Romeyn Murphy, Amylynne Murphy, Jayson Bowes & Jaquelyn Baker-Santagate
<![CDATA[New England Genealogist:┬áSurname Saturday┬áJohn(1) MacBean and Margaret]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:07:08 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/04/new-england-genealogistsurname-saturdayjohn1-macbean-and-margaret.htmlThe following sketches are mostly taken from The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter and his Cousins by Bernie Bean, 1970 and The Proceedings of John Bean (1660) Association at its (4th) Annual Reunion at Portland, ME August 31 1899 & the genealogy compiled within it by Josiah Drummond. The dates are exactly as they appear in Bernie Bean’s The Life & Family book. Unless otherwise specified, I have not seen the record & am unclear what calendar the dates were recorded under, therefore I do not want to assume January was the first month of the year.

John MacBean & Margaret 
   John Bean was born John MacBean bef 1634 in Strathdearn, Inverness-Shire, Scotland. Bernie Bean states that the authority of this place is Ida Mable Williams King author of 1935 Bean Genealogy, descendants of Samuel (5) of Glover, VT. His age, according to Bernie Bean (via Josiah Drummond) confirms there is an existing affidavit from 1694 in which John states he was “sixty years of age or more”. John MacBean is said to be the son of Donald MacBean, grandson of Aaron MacBean, (likely pronounced McBayne)  b. 1570, Inverness Shire, Scotland). They were proud members of the Clan MacBean which had lived in that part of Scotland since the late 1200’s when the Clan migrated from the east of Scotland. I don’t know about you but I suddenly have an urge to watch Braveheart….but I digress. It is said Donald & Aaron were farmers, leather makers and builders, but this tradition seems to have been an assumption based on John’s chosen professions in America.
   John m. (1) Hannah Lissen, on 4-18-1654 in Exeter. She was born in Scotland about 1635, the daughter of Nicholas and Alice Lissen. She died in 1659 in Exeter after the childbirth of her third child.
   John m. (2) Margaret ___? before 11-15-1660 in Exeter, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. She was born about 1640 in Scotland. She died 1714 in Exeter. She was the mother of his last 9 children.
    He died between 1-24-1718 & 2-8-1718 at Exeter, NH and he along with Margaret and his first wife Hannah are buried in the Congregational Church Grave yard in Exeter, known as the Old Meetinghouse. A marker was placed over the graves in 1972. They were members of the congregation tho John remain Presbyterian till the day of his death. There was no Presbyterian church in Exeter, and there is none even now, so they went to the Congregational Church.
    John was one of 272 Scottish Prisoners of War from the Battle of Worcester, labeled “ruffians” & “troublemakers” who were exiled from Scotland & arrived in Boston on February 24-1652 aboard the “The Sarah and John”. They were intended to be sold as indentured workers to pay for the cost of their transportation unless they could pay. John Bean, along with most others it seems, could not afford to pay for his passage & was in fact sold to the highest bidder. No doubt resentful about his deportation by England after they won the Scottish rule, John did not take the Oath of Allegiance to England until 1677, after King Charles & Oliver Cromwell were dead. .  It seems it was on this ship that the “Mac” on many names was left off by the clerk. John kept it that way.
    Of these 272 men on the ship, it seems John Bean was friends with Henry Magoon & Alexander Gordon. Having arrived in this land with no kin, it seems they formed a bond that made them family for the rest of their lives. Bernie Bean found evidence that places John Bean working in the mills of Exeter for his future father-in-law Nathaniel Lissen. He states that the lists of Stackpole it states 7 of the 272 prisoners were sold to work in the saw mills on the Exeter & Oyster Rivers. Nathaniel Lissen owned those mills. The six other men who served Lissen were: John Barber, Alexander Gordon, John Sinclair, John Hudson, John Thompson and Walter Jackson. Henry Magoon is said to have served his indenture-ship in southern Maine.
    Nathaniel & Alice Lissen (who were not my ancestors) were both born in Scotland came to America in 1637 with their three daughters Elizabeth, Mary & Hannah. John of course married Hannah, Elizabeth married Henry Magoon & Mary married Alexander Gordon.
    John is said to have been a most ambitious man. He became part owner of the mills with his father-in-law. He farmed & was a tanner, manufacturing moccasins for Indians & boots for the settlers, and he was a real estate speculator & developer. It is said he was the first to buy land from the Natives north of Lake Winnepesaukee, but this cannot be proven. Prior to his death John did become a land owners of about 20 farms.
     Bernie Bean seems to have done a thorough job proving various traditions & misinterpretations of records. One should definitely refer to his work if there is any doubt about information that has been retold or found elsewhere.
                                 Children by Hannah Lissen:
1. Mary Bean b. 6-8-1655 (Jun 18 1655 HoE 66), Exeter married 6-25-1674 Joel Judkins. They
    were gr gr grandparents of Daniel Webster [dau. Hannah m. Ebenezer Webster]
2. Henry Bean b.1657; d. 3-5-1662 (Mar 5 1662 HoE 66), Exeter , NH
3. Hannah Bean b.1659 Exeter, NH; d.7-18-1692, Kingston NH m: Abraham Whittacre. 
    Hannah had 5 children, all of whom were massacred by Indians on their farm in Kingston)
                                               Children by Margaret:
4. John Bean b.8-15-1661 (Aug 15 1661 HoE 4); d. 5-18-1666, Exeter
5. Daniel Bean b.3-23-1663 (Mar 23 1662-3 HoE 4); m. 1684? Mary Fifield
6. Samuel Bean b.5-23-1665 (Mar 23 1665-6 HoE 4); m. Mary Severance
7. John Bean b.10-13-1668 (Oct 13 1668 HoE 4); m.1700? Sarah Wadleigh
8. Margaret Bean b.10-17-1670 (Oct 27 1670 HoE 4); m. William Taylor
9. James Bean b.12-17-1672 (Dec 17 1672 HoE 4)  
10. Jeremiah "Jeremy" Bean b.4-20-1675 (Apr 20 1675 HoE 4); m. Ruth Johnson see previous
11. Elizabeth Bean b.9-24-1678 (Sept 24 1678 HoE 4); m. John Sinclair
12. Catherine Bean b.1680; m. Richard Dolloff
Hannah Lissen had two sisters, Elizabeth who m. Henry Magoon and Mary who m: Alexander Gordon. Abraham Whitacre was the son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Simonds) Whitacre. Elizabeth Simonds was the dau of William.

More notes on John Bean
First appears in town records according to HoE on Jan 21 1660-1 granted 10 acres w/ "Nicholas Listen" Oct 10 1664 30 acres HoE; Apr 3 1671 6acres; Feb 3 1698 100 acres; 

Burial: Church Yard of the Congregational Church, Exeter, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
Christening: Fallis, Dayiot Parish, Scotland

Bet. 1680 - 1690, He signed the famous New Hampshire petition .
1671, He was one of a committee chosen to run the lines between Exeter and adjoining towns.
November 30, 1677, Took the oath of allegiance.
January 24, 1717/18, John d. between 1-24-1718 and 2-8-1718
Elected: 1680, Pound Keeper of Exeter, NH
Military service: February 24, 1651/52, Scotish Prisoner of War; Battle of Worcester
Abt. 1660, Grantee of Land in town of Exeter, NH
July 22, 1664, Conveyed to him on this date a house lot of twenty acres, and ther lots in Exeter containing ten, five and twenty-six acres by John Fed, of Exeter, NH
Bet. 1664 - 1708, Other Land Grants made to him; 10-10-1664, 4-1-1671, and 2-21-1708.

According to the Genealogical & Family History of the State of Maine compiled by George Thomas Little, A. M. , Litt. D. page 439
"Margaret Bean joined Hampton Church in 1671, and good wife Bean was among those who were dismissed from that church in 1698, "in order to their being incorporated unto a church state in Exeter." Margaret Bean was one of those who organized the church in Exeter, September 2, 1698; she was a member in 1705, which was the last mention of her. She died before 1718."

<![CDATA[Surname Saturday┬áJeremiah (2) & Ruth Johnson Bean]]>Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:00:54 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2015/04/surname-saturdayjeremiah-2-ruth-johnson-bean.htmlThe following sketches are mostly taken from The Life & Family of John Bean of Exeter and his Cousins by Bernie Bean, 1970 and The Proceedings of John Bean (1660) Association at its (4th) Annual Reunion at Portland, ME August 31 1899 & the genealogy compiled within it by Josiah Drummond. The dates are exactly as they appear in Bernie Bean’s The Life & Family book. Unless otherwise specified, I have not seen the record & am unclear what calendar the dates were recorded under, therefore I do not want to assume January was the first month of the year.

Jeremiah Bean was b. 4-20-1675 Exeter, NH d. 1727, Exeter, m. 1708?, Hampton Falls, NH, Ruth Johnson, b. 1-1-1675, Hampton Falls, d. (before) 12-27-1758, Exeter, NH, the daughter of Matthew Johnson & Rebecca Wiswall.

Jeremiah served in the Indian wars between 1695 and 1710 under Capt Gilman. He was a Scout as was his brother James. He was a farmer and a blacksmith. His home in Exeter was located where the jail was later built. There are perhaps a dozen wills, deeds and other conveyances of property by the hand of Jeremiah and Ruth from which we gather much information about them. However, none of these provided the proper order of the birth of their children nor the birthdates, only that James was the oldest. The date of Ruth’s death was before that given here because that was the date when her will was executed. Jeremiah, from all we can learn of him appears to have been a quiet sort of person, going about his own business, & taking things pretty much as they came. He and Ruth were of Presbyterian background and members of the Hampton Church until his mother moved her membership to the new church in Exeter. They had 9ch., all b. in Exeter.
                                   Children of Jeremiah & Ruth:
1. James Bean b. 1708 m: 1st Ruth Sanborn m: 2nd Lydia Hoag There are 14 children between
    the 2 wives listed in the book.
2. Margaret Bean m: Jonathan Glidden of Epping - family has not been found
3. Elizabeth Bean - m: Joseph Norris
4. Deborah Bean m: James Dudley son of James & Mercy (Folsom) Dudley, born in Exeter
     a1715 and he died in May 1761 and she in Andover in 1810 -It is unclear of she is really a 
     child of this couple or not.
5. Jeremiah "Jeremy" Bean b. 1720  m: Abigail Prescott
6. Richard Bean - d. 6- - 1749, Exeter. He was a blacksmith. He died unmarried about 1750,
    Jeremy admin his estate.
7. Tabitha Bean m: Daniel Elkins of Kingston
8. Hannah Bean - m: John Elkins of Kingston. These two boys were brothers and the sons of
    Moses and Ann (Shaw) Elkins of Kingston, NH
9. John Bean b.