Tag Archives: Annie C. Hart

a trip to Massachusetts (and its disappointing aftermath)

 

 

During the month just ended, I took a trip to Massachusetts to attend the American Literature Association’s annual conference in Boston, and also to take photos of personal interest from the point of view of my personal history and also from a genealogical angle.

I grew up in Massachusetts, in the Greater Boston area.

Practically all of my relatives came from Massachusetts. My father’s ancestors, on his father’s side, emigrated from Scotland to Boston in 1872. His relatives on his mother’s side emigrated during the colonial period and lived mostly in Essex County, north of Boston, and subsequently in the Greater Boston area.

My mother’s relatives were originally mostly from Cape Cod; some of my relatives continue to live there.

The following is a trip itinerary with photographs.

 

 

 

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Swift family of Massachusetts, genealogy

 
Attached as s downloadable Word document is a genealogical report about my Swift ancestors, beginning with the original Swift immigrant from England, William Swift, who emigrated from Bermondsey, Surrey, England. He emigrated in 1634 and first lived in Watertown, Mass. He moved to Sandwich Mass. in 1639.

The report focuses on my descent from William through his daughter Hester (Swift) Gibbs (circa 1668-1736), the wife of Lt. John Gibbs. Her descendants included my maternal grandfather.

 

 

— Roger. Smith

 

 

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Massachusetts Macombers — chiefly, Elisha of Dartmouth and New Bedford, and family

 

 

 

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Macomber notes

 

 

Elisha Macomber farm advertisement

“Farm at Auction,” New Bedford Mercury, New Bedford, Mass., March 12, 1819

 

 

 

Posted here (above) is a downloadable Word document which comprises a genealogical article about Elisha Macomber (ca. 1775-1855) of Dartmouth and New Bedford, Mass. My maternal grandmother was descended from him.

The genealogical details are sketchy; the article contains a few facts which I was able to unearth.

 

 

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Also posted here (above) as a Word document are some notes I compiled while researching my Macomber ancestors. Most of them were in New Bedford, MA, with the period I was focusing upon being the nineteenth century.

 


— Roger W. Smith

    May 2018

Edward Marshall Hart (1853-1907) and Elizabeth Frances (Hewins) Hart (1859-1925)

 

Below is a downloadable Word document comprising a genealogical report about Edward Marshall Hart (1853-1907), his wife Elizabeth Frances (Hewins) Hart (1859-1925), and their family. They were my mother’s maternal grandparents.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

 

 

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John Congdon Hart (1829-1883) of New Bedford, MA

 

 

Posted below as Word document is a genealogical report about John Congdon Hart (1829-1883) of New Bedford, Mass., my mother’s great-grandmother on her mother’s side.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

 

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Capt. Gamaliel Hart (ca. 1792-1834)

 

 

Posted below as a downloadable Word document is an article about Capt. Gamaliel Hart (ca. 1792-1834) of New Bedford, Mass. (died New York City), who was an ancestor of my maternal grandmother.

 
— Roger W. Smith

 

 

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Henry Thomas Handy (1845-1916) of Cataumet, MA

 

 

 

 

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Posted below as a downloadable Word document is an article about my mother’s paternal grandfather Henry Thomas Handy (1845-1916).

 

— Roger W. Smith

 

 

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