Category Archives: family history (includes content that is broader in scope than just genealogy)

my Revolutionary War ancestor

      The following is the text of an email of mine to a friend today.   — Roger W. Smith, April 18, 2017     ************************************************************     Scott —   My mother’s ancestral link to the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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newspaper accounts of the Pocasset murder (Edith Burgess Freeman, d. 1879)

  See attached Word document plus text below See also   https://rogersgleanings.com/2015/12/31/ellis-ancestry/     *************************************************   selected newspaper articles about the Pocasset murder   Posted here is a downloadable Word file comprised of transcripts of newspaper articles about the so … Continue reading

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William Handy (1762-1852)

  My ancestor William Handy was born on August 15, 1762 in Sandwich, Massachusetts, a town on Cape Cod, and died in Sandwich on February 8, 1852 at the age of 89. Mr. Handy served in the Continental Army under … Continue reading

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James Bunker Congdon

  Posted here is a photograph of a portrait of James Bunker Congdon (1802-1880), a leading nineteenth century citizen of New Bedford, Massachusetts in its heyday. Also posted here is a photograph of Mr. Congdon from the archives of the … Continue reading

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Jane (Gilchrist) Smith (1834-1907)

    Jane (Gilchrist) Smith, wife of Thomas Smith (1837-1902), was my great-great grandmother. She was born in December 1834 in Paisley, a town in Renfrew County, Scotland which is close to Glasgow, a distance of about seven miles. Her … Continue reading

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Thomas Smith (1837-1902)

    My great-great grandfather, Thomas Smith, was born on May 25 1837, almost certainly in the village of Milton in the County of Dumbarton in Scotland. (One source confuses things by indicating that he was born in Glasgow; this … Continue reading

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the Pocasset murder (1879)

    ‘The Pocasset murder’     See attached, downloadable Word document (above). Plus, see text below (which includes a summary/abstract). See also https://rogersgleanings.com/2016/08/28/newspaper-accounts-of-the-pocasset-murder-edith-burgess-ellis-d-1879/     *********************************************************       Abstract:   Five year old Edith Burgess Freeman (b. July … Continue reading

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