Monthly Archives: May 2011

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




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 Hart, upon which she was disowned by members of the Society of Friends (Quakers). She had distinguished progeny.

Posted below as a downloadable Word file is an article about Amy Hart and her son, Simpson Hart of New Bedford, MA.


— Roger W. Smith




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







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, England, my earliest known Whittredge ancestor.



– Roger Whittredge Smith