Monthly Archives: May 2011

Roger W. Smith, review of “A Family of His Own: A Life of Edwin O’Connor” by Charles F. Duffy, New York Sun, January 8, 2004

A Family of His Own: A Life of Edwin O’Connor by Charles F. Duffy Catholic University of America Press 376 pages, $49.95 By ROGER W. SMITH Surprisingly for a writer who occupies a well-defined niche in American literary history — … Continue reading

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Early Congdon Family

      This report concerns my Congdon ancestors from Rhode Island. I am descended from the Congdon family through my maternal grandmother, Annie Congdon (Hart) Handy (1894-1972). See downloadable Word document below.     — Roger W. Smith   … Continue reading

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Amy (Hart) Joy (b. 1741) of Dartmouth, MA and her son Simpson Hart of New Bedford, MA (d. 1823)

    My mother’s ancestor Amy Hart was born in 1741 in Dartmouth, Mass., the daughter of William Hart (b 1710) and Mary (Shepherd) Hart (ca. 1719-1809). She had an interesting life, which included the birth of a son, Simpson … Continue reading

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Death of Florence (Norman) (Hart) Whittredge, Ipswich, MA, 1672

    Posted below as a downloadable Word document is a very brief account of the death of Florence (Norman) (Hart) Whitredge, who died in 1672 in Ipswich, Mass. under extraordinary circumstances, apparently a suicide.   — Roger Whittredge Smith … Continue reading

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Origins of the Whittredge family (William Whittred, emigrated 1635)

    Posted here below as a downloadable Word document is a brief article about my earliest known Whittredge ancestors, namely William Whitteredd, who emigrated in 1635 with his wife and son, and William’s father, Robert Whitred of Colkirk, Norfolk, … Continue reading

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