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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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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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Family of Caleb (1767-1832) and Susanna (Taber) Congdon (1770-1839) of New Bedford

 

This report concerns my most recent Congdon ancestors, who go back to nineteenth century New Bedford, Mass.

I am descended from them through my maternal grandmother Annie Congdon Handy (nee Hart). Her great-grandmother (on her father’s side) was Lydia Congdon Hart (1793-1839).

See downloadable Word document below.

 

— Roger W. Smith

 

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