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Samuel Leach1,2

d. 1732
     Samuel Leach was born at Rial-side in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.3 He was the son of John Leach and Elizabeth Flint.2 He was baptized on 28 April 1677 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.3 He was married first, by Rev. Jos. Green, to Ginger Porter, daughter of Israel Porter and Elizabeth Hathorne, on 25 September 1699.1,3 He married second Hepzibah Rea, daughter of Daniel Rea and Hepzibah Peabody, on 1 April 1710.3 He married third Abigail Baker on 5 March 1718/19.3 He died in 1732, probably in Rial-Side, Salem (now Beverly), Essex Co., Massachusetts.4,3
     In the will of his first wife's father Israel Porter he was left her share of his estate because he had been "a kind husband to her."3

Children of Samuel Leach and Ginger Porter

Children of Samuel Leach and Hepzibah Rea

Citations

  1. [S396] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, pp. 135-138.
  2. [S722] F. Phelps Leach, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, p. 9.
  3. [S722] F. Phelps Leach, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, pp. 21,22.
  4. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 488; from records of the Second Congregational Church.
  5. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 202; from records of the Second Congregational Church.

Ginger Porter1

b. 6 October 1679, d. 1706
     Ginger Porter was born on 6 October 1679 (the Leach genealogy says 10 October 1679) in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.2,1 She was the daughter of Israel Porter and Elizabeth Hathorne.2,1 She was married by by Rev. Jos. Green to Samuel Leach, son of John Leach and Elizabeth Flint, on 25 September 1699.2,1 She died in 1706.1

Children of Ginger Porter and Samuel Leach

Citations

  1. [S722] F. Phelps Leach, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, pp. 21,22.
  2. [S396] Walter Goodwin Davis, The Ancestry of Dudley Wildes, pp. 135-138.

John Leach1

b. 1647, d. 5 March 1717/18
     John Leach was born in 1647 (the booklet by Fred Bowditch says 1646) on the Leach farm at Rial-side in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of Richard Leach and Sarah Fuller.3 He was baptized on 3 July 1648 at the First Church in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1 He married Elizabeth Flint, daughter of Thomas Flint and Ann (?), on 20 May 1667.1 He died on 5 March 1717/18 (the Leach genealogy says 5 March 1711), probably in Rial-Side, Salem (now Beverly), Essex Co., Massachusetts.4,5,1
     John Leach served during King Philip's War under Lieut. Philip Curtis, in Capt. Daniel Henchman's Co., beginning on 2 November 1675, and was credited on 30 November with £1 19s 4d. He also served in Capt. Samuel Mosley's Co., and received £4 19s 4d on 10 December 1675, and £2 4s on 29 February 1675/76.1

More Information / Background

Children of John Leach and Elizabeth Flint

Citations

  1. [S722] F. Phelps Leach, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, p. 9.
  2. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 50 (p. 32).
  3. [S722] F. Phelps Leach, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, p. 6.
  4. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 488; from records of the Second Congregational Church.
  5. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 50 (p. 33).

Elizabeth Flint1

b. 30 April 1650, d. 8 February 1719/20
     Elizabeth Flint was born on 30 April 1650.2 She was the daughter of Thomas Flint and Ann (?).1 She married John Leach, son of Richard Leach and Sarah Fuller, on 20 May 1667.1 She died on 8 February 1719/20, probably in Rial-Side, Salem (now Beverly), Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 69.3,1

Children of Elizabeth Flint and John Leach

Citations

  1. [S722] F. Phelps Leach, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, p. 9.
  2. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 50 (p. 32).
  3. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 488; from records of the Second Congregational Church.

Richard Leach1

b. 7 February 1618/19, d. 9 May 1687
     Richard Leach was baptized on 7 February 1618/19 in Sonning, Berkshire, England.2 He was the son of Lawrence Leach and Elizabeth Mileham.1,2 He married Sarah Fuller, daughter of (?) Fuller and Anne (?).1,3 He died on 9 May 1687 (an NEHGR article says aft 4 February 1684/85) on the Leach farm at Rial-side in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 68.3,2
     Richard Leach was granted land near his brother John in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1639.3 In 1648 he was a member of the First Church there.3
     On 27 August 1644 he was charged with receiving a pig from John Burrage, which his uncle John Leach hid, and "not having it cried [i.e., announcing it?], until three months later." He and his uncle were each fined 20 shillings.1 He became a freeman in Salem in 1665.3 He served as a Lieutenant in the militia in 1675, and became Captain in 1677.3
     His will was proved on 25 November 1687. He left legacies to his wife Sarah; son John; daughters Elizabeth Collins, Mary Ireson, Hannah, and Rachel; Joseph, Sarah, and John Herrick, children of his daughter Sarah, and "young Pasho Foote."3

Children of Richard Leach and Sarah Fuller

Citations

  1. [S607] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols. 1-3, entry for Lawrence Leach, pp. 1161-1164.
  2. [S862] Robert F. Henderson and James R. Henderson, "English Origins of Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 2008.
  3. [S722] F. Phelps Leach, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, p. 6.

Sarah Fuller1

     Sarah Fuller was the daughter of (?) Fuller and Anne (?).1 She married Richard Leach, son of Lawrence Leach and Elizabeth Mileham.1,2
     She was admitted to the First Church in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, on 1 September 1648.3,2

Children of Sarah Fuller and Richard Leach

Citations

  1. [S607] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols. 1-3, entry for Lawrence Leach, pp. 1161-1164.
  2. [S722] F. Phelps Leach, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, p. 6.
  3. [S862] Robert F. Henderson and James R. Henderson, "English Origins of Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 2008.

Anne (?)1

     Anne (?) married (?) Fuller.1

Child of Anne (?) and (?) Fuller

Citations

  1. [S607] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols. 1-3, entry for Lawrence Leach, pp. 1161-1164.

(?) Fuller1

     (?) Fuller married Anne (?).1

Child of (?) Fuller and Anne (?)

Citations

  1. [S607] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols. 1-3, entry for Lawrence Leach, pp. 1161-1164.

Lawrence Leach1,2

b. about 1577, d. before 25 June 1662
     Lawrence Leach was born about 1577 (based on his age of "85 years or thereabouts" when he made his will) in England.3 He married Elizabeth Mileham, daughter of John Mylam and Elizabeth (?), on 2 February 1605/6 in Hurst, Berkshire, England.3 He died before 25 June 1662, when his will was proved.1
     Lawrence Leach and his wife Elizabeth emigrated from England to Salem, Massachusetts, as part of the Massachusetts Bay Company. Their ship, The Talbot, arrived at Manchester Harbor on 27 June 1629.2 Matthew Craddock (governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company) wrote in a letter to John Endicott (the appointed governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony), dated 17 April 1629, "We desire you to take notice of one Lawrence Leach, whom we have found a careful and painful man, and we doubt not but he will continue his diligence let him have deserving respect."1
     He was active in civic affairs, serving several times as a juryman between 1630 and 1642, including the 9 November 1630 manslaughter trial of Walter Palmer for the death of Austen Bratcher, in which the defendant was found not guilty. He also served as selectman from 1636-1640, and in 1642.2,1 He requested status as a freeman in Salem on 19 October 1630, and was selected on 18 May 1631.1 He and his wife Elizabeth were listed among the church members in Salem in 1636.1
     He was granted 100 acres of upland and six acres of marsh in Salem on 17 February 1636/37, and an additional 3/4 acre of marsh on 25 December 1637. He was also granted 15 acres of meadow on 7 May 1638, and 10 more acres on 9 December 1639.1
     On 18 March 1657/58 he entered a caution (an entry in the land records indicating a person's legal interest in a tract of land) for his son Richard, stating that he had transferred all of his farm to Richard, except for what he and his wife needed for the remainder of their lives.1
     His oral will was made about a year before his death, and was proved in Salem on 25 June 1662 ("25 (4) 1662"). He left everything, after his debts were paid, including £30 "for the mill," to his wife Elizabeth, who was appointed administrator. His estate was valued at £138 14s 8d, and included: his house with two acres of land, £30; a mill, £40; 20 acres of unimproved land, £10; and 15 acres of meadow, £20.2,4,1
     John Leach, brother of Lawrence Leach, also emigrated from England to Massachusetts, but without his wife, and was admitted as a resident of Salem on 23 January 1636/37. This was likely the same John Leach who married Margaret Webb in Sonning, Berkshire, England, on 9 October 1623. In February 1648/49 John Leach Sr. was questioned by the Court about living apart from his wife in England. Margaret Leach "widow" was buried on 23 August 1651 in Hurst, Berkshire, England. In his oral will made in 1658, he left his estate to John Leach, son of Richard Leach.3,1
     The Leach genealogy published by F. Phelps Leach in 1924 lists ten children for Lawrence Leach and his wife Elizabeth, including Ambrose Leach, James Leach, Edmund Leach and Giles Leach. However, in The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson notes that the Leach genealogy included as sons of Lawrence "many persons of the same surname from all parts of New England (and even from old England) who could not have been his children," and that in addition the entry for Robert Leach combined information on two different men by that name. The children listed here include only those supported by more reliable sources.1

Children of Lawrence Leach and Elizabeth Mileham

Citations

  1. [S607] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols. 1-3, entry for Lawrence Leach, pp. 1161-1164.
  2. [S722] F. Phelps Leach, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, pp. 3,4.
  3. [S862] Robert F. Henderson and James R. Henderson, "English Origins of Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 2008.
  4. [S761] [Anonymous], "Will of Lawrence Leach," The Essex Antiquarian, October 1906.

Elizabeth Mileham1

d. about 1674
     Elizabeth Mileham was the daughter of John Mylam and Elizabeth (?).1 She married Lawrence Leach on 2 February 1605/6 in Hurst, Berkshire, England.1 She died about 1674.2
     She and her husband Lawrence emigrated from England to Salem, Massachusetts, as part of the Massachusetts Bay Company. Their ship, The Talbot, arrived at Manchester Harbor on 27 June 1629.2 They were both listed among the church members in Salem in 1636.3

Children of Elizabeth Mileham and Lawrence Leach

Citations

  1. [S862] Robert F. Henderson and James R. Henderson, "English Origins of Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 2008.
  2. [S722] F. Phelps Leach, Lawrence Leach of Salem, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, pp. 3,4.
  3. [S607] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols. 1-3, entry for Lawrence Leach, pp. 1161-1164.

William Abbot1,2,3

b. 6 January 1785, d. 19 July 1811
     William Abbot was born on 6 January 1785 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,2,3 He was the son of William Abbot and Elizabeth Leach.1,2,4 He married Hepsibah Batchelder, daughter of Nathaniel Batchelder and Hannah Conant, on 15 December 1808 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,5,6 He fell overboard and drowned at sea on 19 July 1811 However, records of the First Parish Unitarian Church say he was buried 13 June 1811 at age 27.1,7,3 He was buried at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.8

Citations

  1. [S3254] Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001. Family record for William and Eliza Abbot, from "Essex / Beverly / Births, marriages, deaths 1653-1890" (Film No. 760604), Image No. 7.
  2. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 20.
  3. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 51 (p. 34).
  4. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 51 (pp. 33,34).
  5. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 16.
  6. [S755] [Anonymous], "Abbot Notes," The Essex Antiquarian, December 1897.
  7. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 364.
  8. [S2254] William Abbot Cemetery Marker, Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

Martha Abbot1,2,3,4

b. 18 December 1787, d. 3 July 1809
     Martha Abbot was born on 18 December 1787 (Beverly Vital Records say she was born 18 December 1787, but baptized 31 December 1786) in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,5,3,6 She was the daughter of William Abbot and Elizabeth Leach.1,2,7,4 She died on 3 July 1809 (her cemetery marker says 1 July 1809, and the genealogy by Frederick Bowditch says 22 July 1809) in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 21.1,2,8,3 She was buried at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.8

Citations

  1. [S3254] Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001. Family record for William and Eliza Abbot, from "Essex / Beverly / Births, marriages, deaths 1653-1890" (Film No. 760604), Image No. 7.
  2. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 363.
  3. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 51 (p. 34).
  4. [S2050] Almira Larkin White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White, Vol. I, p. 400.
  5. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, pp. 19,20.
  6. [S755] [Anonymous], "Abbot Notes," The Essex Antiquarian, December 1897.
  7. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 51 (pp. 33,34).
  8. [S2253] Martha Abbot Cemetery Marker, Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

John Abbot1,2,3

b. 14 February 1789, d. 29 June 1809
     John Abbot was born on 14 February 1789 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,2,3 He was the son of William Abbot and Elizabeth Leach.1,2,4 He died from consumption on 29 June 1809 (his gravestone says 3 June 1809, and the genealogy by Frederick Bowditch says 9 July 1809) in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 20.1,5,6,3 He was buried at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.7

Citations

  1. [S3254] Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001. Family record for William and Eliza Abbot, from "Essex / Beverly / Births, marriages, deaths 1653-1890" (Film No. 760604), Image No. 7.
  2. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 20.
  3. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 51 (p. 34).
  4. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 51 (pp. 33,34).
  5. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 363; from records of the First Parish Unitarian Church.
  6. [S755] [Anonymous], "Abbot Notes," The Essex Antiquarian, December 1897.
  7. [S2252] John Abbot Cemetery Marker, Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

Elizabeth B. Abbot1,2,3

b. 10 March 1794, d. 25 October 1818
     Elizabeth B. Abbot was born on 10 March 1794 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,4,3 She was the daughter of William Abbot and Elizabeth Leach.1,2,5,6 She was baptized on 16 March 1794 at the First Parish Unitarian Church in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,2 She was married by Rev. A. Abbot to Oliver Blanchard on 15 November 1814 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,7 She died on 25 October 1818 at age 24.3

Citations

  1. [S3254] Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001. Family record for William and Eliza Abbot, from "Essex / Beverly / Births, marriages, deaths 1653-1890" (Film No. 760604), Image No. 7.
  2. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 19; from records of the First Parish Unitarian Church.
  3. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 51 (p. 34).
  4. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 20.
  5. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 51 (pp. 33,34).
  6. [S2050] Almira Larkin White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White, Vol. I, p. 400.
  7. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 15.

Georgiana Abbot1,2

b. 28 October 1823, d. 8 March 1848
     Georgiana Abbot was born on 28 October 1823 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.2,1 She was the daughter of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney.2,1 She married Charles Elisha Whitney Lamson, son of Nathaniel Lamson and Lucy Whitney, on 2 September 1847 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.3,4,1 She died on 8 March 1848 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 24 in childbirth.5,6 She was buried on 10 March 1848 at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.7,5

Child of Georgiana Abbot and Charles Elisha Whitney Lamson

Citations

  1. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  2. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 19.
  3. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 15.
  4. [S1608] Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910. Record for Charles W. Lamson and Georgina Abbott, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Film No.: 760606, Ref. No.: 60.
  5. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Elizabeth (Woodberry) Story (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 10 March 1848.
  6. [S1603] Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910. Record for Georgianna Abbot Lamson, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Film No.: 760605, Ref. No.: p 124.
  7. [S1871] Find A Grave. Memorial for Georgianna (Abbott) Lamson (Mem. No. 48271192), Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Created by Nareen, 17 February 2010.
  8. [S1603] Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910. Record for Stillborn Lamson, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Film No.: 760605, Ref. No.: p 124.

Charles Elisha Whitney Lamson1,2

b. 18 May 1820, d. 30 November 1889
     Charles Elisha Whitney Lamson was born on 18 May 1820 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Lamson and Lucy Whitney.2 He married first Georgiana Abbot, daughter of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney, on 2 September 1847 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.3,4,5 He was married second, by W. H. Cudworth, to Lucretia B. Foster, daughter of Thomas Foster and Sarah Lakeman, on 28 February 1859 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.6 He died from heart disease on 30 November 1889 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 69.7 He was buried at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.8
     At the time of his first marriage in 1847, he was a ship master.3 He served in the U. S. Navy during the Civil War from 1861 to 1865, and was Acting Master of the Pampus and Granite City.9
     He and his second wife Lucretia had the following known children: Charles Alden (b 16 October 1861), Clara Whitney (b 12 December 1865), Alice Palmer (b 1 January 1869).9

Child of Charles Elisha Whitney Lamson and Georgiana Abbot

Citations

  1. [S1605] Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915. Record for Charles Elisha Whitney Lamson, System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM, Film No.: 962871.
  2. [S1608] Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910. Record for Charles Elisha Whitney Lamson and Georgianna Abbott, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Film No.: 760604, Ref. No.: p 124.
  3. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 15.
  4. [S1608] Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910. Record for Charles W. Lamson and Georgina Abbott, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Film No.: 760606, Ref. No.: 60.
  5. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  6. [S3188] Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915. Record for Charles W. Lamson and Lucretia B. Foster, Film No. 1433017, Digital Folder No. 4162394, Image No. 604, p. 17, Rec. No. 296.
  7. [S3187] Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915. Record for Charles E. W. Lamson, Film No. 960240, Digital Folder No. 4224890, Image No. 234, Vol. 400, p. 238, Rec. No. 127.
  8. [S1871] Find A Grave. Memorial for Charles W. Lamson (Mem. No. 96877037), Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Created by Norman Dodge (e-mail address), 11 September 2012.
  9. [S3262] William J. Lamson, Descendants of William Lamson of Ipswich, Mass., 1634-1917, pp. 219,220.
  10. [S1603] Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910. Record for Stillborn Lamson, System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy, Film No.: 760605, Ref. No.: p 124.

Emily Hooper1,2

b. 27 March 1836, d. 19 October 1906
     Emily Hooper was born on 27 March 1836 (based on her age at death of 70 years, 6 months, 22 days) in Brookline (her marriage record says Boston), Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.3,2,1 She was the daughter of Henry Northey Hooper and Priscilla Langdon Harris.1,3,2 She was married first, by Rev. George Putnam, to George William Abbot, son of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney, on 7 March 1861 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.1,4 She married second William Webster on 20 February 1864 in Honolulu, Hawaii.2,3 She died from heart failure, with asthma as a contributing cause, on 19 October 1906 in Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, at age 70.3 She was buried on 21 October 1906 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.3
     In an 8 May 1859 letter to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch from her sister Martha, telling her about their brother George's engagement to Emily Hooper, Emily was described as "a splendid girl" (although "not pretty"). She also said "George has been in love with her for two years," and "She will make him a nice wife. I never knew anyone to have so much influence as she has over George. Every one that knows her is delighted and says George is a lucky fellow."5
     Tragically, her husband George died on 24 June 1861, just 3 1/2 months after their marriage.1,6 Emily's second marriage also ended tragically, when her husband William Webster died unexpectedly on 24 March 1864, barely a month after their wedding. Although she was just 27 at the time, she never remarried.2,3,7
     In 1865 she was living as a widow with her parents in Roxbury, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts,8 and she is probably the Emily Webster, age 30, listed in Brookline, Norfolk Co., in the 1870 census, living in a boarding house and working as a school teacher.9 From at least 1880 to 1900 she lived in her own home on Fountain St. in Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. In 1880 her widowed mother and sister Ellen were living with her, along with two of Ellen's children and an Irish servant. In 1900 a different widowed sister, Elizabeth, was living with her, along with a niece and grand-nephew, and again an Irish servant.10,11

Citations

  1. [S3188] Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915. Record for George Wm. Abbot and Emily Hooper, Film No. 1433019, Digital Folder No. 4279235, Image No. 434, p. 208, Rec. No. 43.
  2. [S4504] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, pp. 205,206.
  3. [S3233] Emily Webster, Death Certificate, Reg. No. 380, Cert. No. 231 (1 November 1906).
  4. [S3188] Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915. Record for George W. Abbot and Emily Hooper, Film No. 1433019, Digital Folder No. 4279235, Image No. 38, p. 129, Rec. No. 8.
  5. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 8 May 1859.
  6. [S3187] Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915. Record for George Abbott, Film No. 960178, Digital Folder No. 4220468, Image No. 176, Vol. 147, p. 163, Rec. No. 42.
  7. [S4506] Obituary, William Webster, The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Honolulu, Hawaii, 28 March 1864, p. 2, col. 2.
  8. [S4577] 1865 State Census, Henry N. Hooper household, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
  9. [S4578] 1870 U. S. Census, Ada J. Wellington household, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
  10. [S4579] 1880 U. S. Census, Emily Webster household, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
  11. [S4580] 1900 U. S. Census, Emily Webster household, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Martha Ellen Abbot1,2

b. 23 May 1829, d. 8 August 1830
     Martha Ellen Abbot was born on 23 May 1829 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,2 She was the daughter of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney.1,2 She died on 8 August 1830 (her gravestone and the genealogy by Frederick Bowditch say 7 August 1830) in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 1.3,2 She was buried at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.4

Citations

  1. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 19.
  2. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  3. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 363.
  4. [S1871] Find A Grave. Memorial for Martha Ellen Abbot (Mem. No. 47382619), Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Created by Nareen, 31 January 2010.

John Edwin Abbot1,2

b. 17 August 1831, d. 15 January 1911
John Edwin Abbot (1831-1911)
     John Edwin Abbot was born on 17 August 1831 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,2 He was the son of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney.1,2 He died suddenly on 15 January 1911 at age 79 in Morganton, Burke Co., North Carolina, from "a very serious affection of the heart."3,4,5 He was buried on 18 January 1911 at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.4
     He was a mariner during his youth, first going to see in late 1846 or early 1847 at age 15. In one letter he wrote about a 16-18 month trip around the world, from Boston to San Francisco via Cape Horn in three months, then across the Pacific to Manila in ten months, then to Singapore, Penang, and Calcutta where they stayed two months and took on cargo, then back home to Boston. A mutiny arose early in the trip, near Cape Horn. The mutineers were put in irons, and the first mate was left ashore in San Francisco.6,7
     He may have been at home in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, in September 1855; he's listed there in the state census, living with his brother George and his new wife Sarah, along with his sisters Martha and Ellen. Living with them were servants Julia Corbett (age 21, born in Ireland) and Mariano Mastin (25, born in Manila).8
     By 1859, however, he had grown tired of being at sea. He arrived home sometime between November 1858 and May 1859 "after a long and tedious voyage" from Calcutta, having been away more than two years. In September of 1859 his sister Martha wrote "John has about decided to spend a year at home. His last long voyage quite sickened him of the sea."9,10
     He was listed in Beverly in the 1860 census, along with George, Martha, and Ellen. Living with them then were Frederic Elliot (age 19, a clerk), and a servant Hannah Corbet (25, born in Ireland).11 He was again listed in Beverly in the 1865 census, presumably in the same house, along with his sister Martha, her husband William Thorndike and their two-year-old son Paul, and his sister Ellen. They had two servants, Ellen O'Keefe (21) and Catherine Collins (23), both born in Ireland.12
     Although he had earlier been tired of his life at sea, his occupation was listed as mariner in both 1860 and 1865, so it's possible he made additional sea voyages during that time. We have no other evidence of that, however, and he was at home in Beverly in 1863.11,12,13
     He traveled to Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, for his sister Ellen's wedding on 22 October 1868. He planned on leaving there for Chicago on 26 October, then going by train to New York, leaving a day later for his sister Elizabeth's home in Yancey Co., North Carolina.14
     Whether he began living with Elizabeth and her husband Joseph at this time is unknown9,14, but he was likely living with them by 30 July 1875, when he deeded to Elizabeth a 750-acre parcel of land in Yancey Co., described as "the homestead of Joseph H. Bowditch alloted and layed off by the Sheriff of said county," for $1.00.15,16 He was listed with them there in Crabtree Twp. in the 1900 census, and was living with his niece Georgiana in the family home after Elizabeth and Joseph's deaths.17,9
     On 30 April 1907 he and Georgiana moved to Burnsville, Yancey Co., North Carolina, where they boarded for a few months18 before moving to Morganton, Burke Co., North Carolina, in September 1907.18

Citations

  1. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 19.
  2. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  3. [S5119] John Edwin Abbot, Death Certificate, Reg. No. 5 (15 January 1911).
  4. [S3235] John E. Abbott, Death Certificate, Reg. No. 3, Cert. No. 32 (23 January 1911).
  5. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, pp. 52,62 (pp. 34,40).
  6. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina) to her parents George and Nancy (Stickney) Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts), 15 November 1846. "It does not seem possible that John Edwin is big enough for a sailor, though one year at his time of life makes great changes. I am sorry to have him go a long voyage, so that he will not be at home while I am in Beverly [in summer 1847]."
  7. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, pp. 58-61 (pp. 37,38).
  8. [S5111] 1855 State Census, George W. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  9. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, pp. 61,62 (pp. 38-40).
  10. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 9 November 1858, 8 May 1859, 13 September 1859.
  11. [S5109] 1860 U. S. Census, George W. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  12. [S5112] 1865 State Census, John E. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  13. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from James Gould (Baltimore, Maryland) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch, 3 November 1863. "Ellen & John & Fred at home."
  14. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from John Edwin Abbot (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) to Joseph Henry Bowditch, 20 October 1868.
  15. [S4460] Deed, Yancey Co., North Carolina; John E. Abbot to Elisabeth B. Bowditch, 30 July 1875.
  16. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 61 (pp. 38,39). The author notes that this probably indicates that John had previously helped Elizabeth and Joseph financially (perhaps then acquiring this parcel of land), and that since he may have then been living with them, this transaction may have been made as compensation.
  17. [S1537] 1900 U. S. Census, John Bowditch household, Yancey Co., North Carolina.
  18. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 62 (p. 40).

Charles Henry Abbot1,2

b. 28 July 1834, d. 8 March 1844
     Charles Henry Abbot was born on 28 July 1834 (the Descendants of John White says 20 July 1834) in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,3 He was the son of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney.1,2 He died from dropsy in the head (records of the First Parish Unitarian Church say brain fever) on 8 March 1844 (his gravestone says 5 March 1844) in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, at age 9.4 He was buried at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.5

Citations

  1. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 19.
  2. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  3. [S2050] Almira Larkin White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White, Vol. I, p. 401.
  4. [S2262] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. II - Marriages and Deaths, p. 364.
  5. [S1871] Find A Grave. Memorial for Charles Henry Abbot (Mem. No. 47433346), Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Created by Nareen, 1 February 2010.

Martha Eliza Abbot1

b. 28 December 1835, d. 15 September 1870
Martha Eliza Abbot (1835-1870). Photo copyright First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, Beverly, Massachusetts; used by permission.
     Martha Eliza Abbot was born on 28 December 1835 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,2 She was the daughter of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney.1,2 She was married by Rev. J. C. Kimball, Pastor of the First Church, to William H. Thorndike, son of Albert Thorndike and Joanna Batchelder Lovett, on 17 April 1862 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.3,2,4 She died from "remittent fever" on 15 September 1870 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, at age 34.5,2 She was buried at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.6
     Her mother died, apparently by suicide, in June 1851, barely three years after her father's death in 1848. On 30 September 1851, John I. Baker of Beverly was appointed as her guardian, and of her sister Ellen and brother Frederick. This guardianship was apparently only for the children's financial interests; there's no evidence that they ever lived with him.7,8
     From comments in letters written by her and Ellen to their sister Elizabeth in North Carolina, it appears that after their parents' deaths the children remained in their family home in Beverly, and that Sarah Bowditch, sister of Elizabeth's husband Joseph Henry Bowditch, moved there, presumably to care for them. (The children had two older brothers, George W. Abbot (25, who Sarah would marry in 1855) and John E. Abbot (19), but both were mariners and often away at sea.)9,10,11,12,13,14
     She is listed in Beverly in the 1855 Massachusetts state census, living with her brother George and his new wife Sarah, along with her siblings John, Ellen, and Frederick. Living with them were servants Julia Corbett (age 21, born in Ireland) and Mariano Mastin (25, born in Manila).15 She was again listed in Beverly in the 1860 census, along with George, John, and Ellen. Living with them then were Frederic Elliot (age 19, a clerk), and a servant Hannah Corbet (25, born in Ireland).16
     On 9 May 1865, immediately after the Civil War, she and her husband William, and their two-year-old son Paul, were listed in Beverly in the Massachusetts state census, living with her brother John. Her sister Ellen was also still there. They had two servants, Ellen O'Keefe (21) and Catherine Collins (23), both born in Ireland.17
     After three years experience as a surgeon in the Army during the War, her husband William found Beverly too confining for his medical practice, and wanted "a larger field to work in." So, in October 1865 they moved to Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, a growing city of about 60,000 people, about ten times the size of Beverly.18,2,19 Living with them there in 1870 were Martha's sister Ellen and her husband Johnson McClure and family, plus servants Gena Darnell and Nora White.20

Children of Martha Eliza Abbot and William H. Thorndike

     In addition to Paul, Abbot, and William, the Thorndike genealogy lists a fourth child for them, Alice Coleman Thorndike, who died young. However, it does not cite a source, and no other evidence has been found for her.21

Citations

  1. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 19.
  2. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  3. [S3080] Jay Holbrook and DeLene Holbrook, compiler, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988. Marriage record for William Thorndike and Martha E. Abbott, "Beverly / Births, Marriages and Death," Image 1465.
  4. [S1604] Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968. Record for Wm. Thorndike, System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy, Film No.: 1306218, Ref. No.: 02320 P. 83.
  5. [S3187] Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915. Record for Martha E. Thorndike, Film No. 960196, Digital Folder No. 4221411, Image No. 176, Vol. 229, p. 161, Rec. No. 74.
  6. [S1871] Find A Grave. Memorial for Martha Eliza (Abbot) Thorndike (Mem. No. 107561229), Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Created by Thomas F. Scully (e-mail address), 30 March 2013.
  7. [S5110] Martha E. Abbot et. al. guardianship records, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, Probate Records, Case No. 30869.
  8. [S3346] This was John Israel Baker (1812-1897). He served in various city, county, and state offices, including town clerk, selectman, county commissioner, state senator and representative, and was chosen as the first Mayor of Beverly when a city government was formed in 1894.
  9. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 4 July 1852. Says "Sarah, Ellen, & Fred have gone to meeting," and "Sarah has just received Joe's letter and says she will write very soon."
  10. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 19 February 1853. Says "We all live on the same as ever, pleasantly, with the aid of a furnace which George has put in the house," and, among other mentions of Sarah, "I called with Sarah a short time ago to see her [Hannah Rantoul] & Jane."
  11. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 17 April 1853. Says, among other mentions of Sarah, "Sarah for the last three weeks has been confined to the house with her foot."
  12. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 13 September 1859. Says "We have had gas pipes put into the house and by the first of October we shall be lighted up."
  13. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Ellen Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 6 March 1853. Says "Sarah has been writing you today so you will have two letters from us in one day."
  14. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Ellen Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 3 April 1853. Says, among other mentions of Sarah, "Sarah received your letter yesterday & will write when she feels like it. She is having quite a bad time with her foot. She has not been out for over two weeks ..."
  15. [S5111] 1855 State Census, George W. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  16. [S5109] 1860 U. S. Census, George W. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  17. [S5112] 1865 State Census, John E. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  18. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letters to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch from Martha (Abbot) Thorndike, 1 August 1865 (from Beverly, Massachusetts) and 24 November 1865 (from Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and from James Gould (Baltimore, Maryland), 14 February 1866. The date of their move is determined from Martha's letter of 24 November 1865 which says "I just missed seeing Mr. Gould, who made a flying visit to Beverly," together with James Gould's letter which says that "last summer" (1865) he went to Boston, and then to Beverly where he "just missed seeing Martha, she having left the day before," and later states that his visit to Boston was in October.
  19. [S628] Obituary, William Thorndike, Boston Weekly Journal, Boston, Massachusetts, 3 February 1887.
  20. [S670] 1870 U. S. Census, William Thorndike household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  21. [S3391] Scott C. Steward and John Bradley Arthaud, A Thorndike Family History: Descendants of John and Elizabeth (Stratton) Thorndike, p. 272.
  22. [S669] 1880 U. S. Census, William Thorndike household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.

William H. Thorndike1,2

b. 17 April 1835, d. 29 January 1887
William H. Thorndike (1835-1887). Photo copyright First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, Beverly, Massachusetts; used by permission.
     William H. Thorndike was born on 17 April 1835 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.3,4 He was the son of Albert Thorndike and Joanna Batchelder Lovett.4,5,6,7 He was married by Rev. J. C. Kimball, Pastor of the First Church, to Martha Eliza Abbot, daughter of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney, on 17 April 1862 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.6,1,4 He died on 29 January 1887 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, at age 51 from a lung ailment, possibly pneumonia, contracted from one of his patients. The funeral was conducted by the Loyal Legion.4,8 He was buried at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.9
     William H. Thorndike graduated from Harvard College in 1854, and from Harvard Medical School three years later.7 He then served as a "house pupil" (i.e., resident) at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for eighteen months3, and also at Rainsford Island Hospital in Boston Harbor3, before setting up his own practice in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.3
     On 21 May 1862, as a civilian, he was one of 25 surgeons who were requisitioned and sent to assist the Army of the Potomac near Williamsburg, Virginia, during the Civil War.2 He later enlisted in Beverly, on 11 August 1862, as First Assistant Surgeon in the 34th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, and was commissioned as a First Lieutenant the following day. The regiment traveled to Washington, D. C., 15-17 August 1862, and remained in the area as part of the defense of the Capital until the following summer. During that time, in February 1863, William returned home on leave from the War Department (probably in anticipation of the birth of his son Paul), in "spite of the disapproval of Gen. Heintzelman," commander of the 22nd Corps.10,11,12,13,14
     On 9 July 1863 they left Washington for Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, but William was left behind for a time in charge of the hospital. The regiment remained stationed at Harper's Ferry until February 1864. On 18 October 1863 they fought at Ripon, West Virginia, "with slight loss." They led an expedition to Harrisonburg, Virginia, beginning on 10 December and traveling up the Shenandoah River, and returned to Harper's Ferry on 24 December.15,13,14
     While at Harper's Ferry William was promoted to full Surgeon on 17 November 1863, to be transferred to the 39th Massachusetts Infantry. The Lt. Colonel of the 34th Regiment, William Lincoln, noted in his diary on 31 November that "both as officer and man [he] has won the esteem and love of the whole command," and that "his personal gain, from this promotion, don't at all reconcile us to our loss." He noted further on 31 December that "we shall be fortunate indeed if we secure a successor who comes any way near filling his place." On 3 January 1864 he was still with the 34th, because Maj. Gen. Kelley, commander of the Division, refused to let him go, saying "the exigencies of the service require his presence in this department." He was commissioned as a Major in the 39th Regiment on 22 January 1864, but didn't actually leave for his new assignment until 31 January.10,11,16
     The 39th was camped at Mitchell's Station near the Cedar Mountain battlefield in Culpeper Co., Virginia, during the winter of 1863-64. They broke camp on 4 May 1864 as part of Grant's Overland Campaign, and quickly found themselves engaged with the enemy on the Orange Turnpike at the Battle of the Wilderness from 5-6 May, where they lost 2 men killed and 18 wounded, and on the Brock road at Spotsylvania on 8 and 10 May, where they lost a total of 135 men with 32 killed. They left the area of Spotsylvania on 21 May, and were at the Battle of North Anna from 23 to 26 May, and the Battle of Cold Harbor from 31 May to 12 June, suffering only light casualties.
     They crossed the James River on 16 June, and joined the Union lines at Petersburg, Virginia. They were heavily engaged at the Weldon Railroad from 18-19 August 1864, with 10 men killed, 32 wounded, and 245 captured. During the winter of 1864-65 they were involved in various activities during the Siege of Petersburg, including the Battle of Hatcher's Run from 5-7 February 1865, and near White Oak Road in the Battle of Five Forks on 31 March and 1 April.17,18
     After the fall of Petersburg the regiment joined in the pursuit of Gen. Lee's army, and were just a few miles from Appomattox Court House when Lee surrendered there on 9 April. They left Appomattox on 15 April, eventually reaching Fort Albany in Arlington, Virginia, on 12 May. After participating in the Grand Review in Washington on 23 May, William was mustered out on 2 June 1865. The regiment traveled home to Readville, Massachusetts, arriving on 6 June, and were paid and disbanded on 14 June.10,11,17,18
     Immediately after the war, on 9 May 1865, he and his wife Martha, and their two-year-old son Paul, were listed in Beverly in the Massachusetts state census, living with Martha's brother John. Martha's sister Ellen was also still there. There were two servants, Ellen O'Keefe (21) and Catherine Collins (23), both born in Ireland.19
     After three years experience as a surgeon in the Army during the War he found Beverly too confining for his medical practice, and wanted "a larger field to work in." So, in October 1865 he and Martha moved to Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, a growing city of about 60,000 people, about ten times the size of Beverly.20,1,7 Living with them there in 1870 were Martha's sister Ellen and her husband Johnson McClure and family, plus servants Gena Darnell and Nora White.21 In 1880, after his wife Martha's death, he continued to share his household in Milwaukee with her sister Ellen and her family. Also living there were servants Minnie O'Donel and Sue Smith.22
     His medical practice thrived in Milwaukee, where he developed a large clientele, and was one of the original members of the Milwaukee Medical and Surgical Club (now the Milwaukee Academy of Medicine), serving as secretary for many years. He was also a member of the county and state Medical Societies.3,8 He was a charter member of the Loyal Legion, a patriotic organization formed by Civil War military officers in 1865; a member of the Masonic Order, Wisconsin Lodge No. 13; and an active member and officer in the Unitarian Church.8 He loved music, was a member of the local Philharmonic Society, and a charter member and President of the Arion Musical Club.8
     His obituary describes him as "a well educated, successful physician, but also a man of refinement, scholarly tastes, general cultivation, and of such general character and worth as to endear him to all who knew him well." It also says he was "unassuming in demeanor," and "rather retiring than forward in intercourse; rendering an intimate acquaintance necessary to fully appreciate his value."8

Children of William H. Thorndike and Martha Eliza Abbot

     In addition to Paul, Abbot, and William, the Thorndike genealogy lists a fourth child for them, Alice Coleman Thorndike, who died young. However, it does not cite a source, and no other evidence has been found for her.23

Citations

  1. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  2. [S3081] Charles Winslow Hall, Regiments and Armories of Massachusetts, Vol. II, p. 267.
  3. [S3084] Lewis Frederick Frank, The Medical History of Milwaukee, 1834-1914, p. 42; information supplied by his son William Thorndike.
  4. [S1604] Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968. Record for Wm. Thorndike, System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy, Film No.: 1306218, Ref. No.: 02320 P. 83.
  5. [S3391] Scott C. Steward and John Bradley Arthaud, A Thorndike Family History: Descendants of John and Elizabeth (Stratton) Thorndike, pp. 210-211.
  6. [S3080] Jay Holbrook and DeLene Holbrook, compiler, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988. Marriage record for William Thorndike and Martha E. Abbott, "Beverly / Births, Marriages and Death," Image 1465.
  7. [S628] Obituary, William Thorndike, Boston Weekly Journal, Boston, Massachusetts, 3 February 1887.
  8. [S3392] J. K. Bartlett, "Article XVII: Obituary Sketch of W. Thorndike, M. D.", from Transactions of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, Vol. XXI.
  9. [S1871] Find A Grave. Memorial for Dr. William Thorndike (Mem. No. 107561908), Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Created by Thomas F. Scully (e-mail address), 30 March 2013.
  10. [S851] Historical Data Systems, compiler, American Civil War Soldiers.
  11. [S3082] Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy During the War of 1861-65, Vol. II, p. 390.
  12. [S3083] William S. Lincoln, Life with the Thirty-Fourth Mass. Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, pp. 22,78.
  13. [S2349] Historical Data Systems, compiler, American Civil War Regiments. 34th. Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts.
  14. [S1950] National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database, record for 34th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry.
  15. [S3083] William S. Lincoln, Life with the Thirty-Fourth Mass. Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, p. 114.
  16. [S3083] William S. Lincoln, Life with the Thirty-Fourth Mass. Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, pp. 158,188,190,194.
  17. [S2349] Historical Data Systems, compiler, American Civil War Regiments. 39th. Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts.
  18. [S1950] National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database, record for 39th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry.
  19. [S5112] 1865 State Census, John E. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  20. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letters to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch from Martha (Abbot) Thorndike, 1 August 1865 (from Beverly, Massachusetts) and 24 November 1865 (from Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and from James Gould (Baltimore, Maryland), 14 February 1866. The date of their move is determined from Martha's letter of 24 November 1865 which says "I just missed seeing Mr. Gould, who made a flying visit to Beverly," together with James Gould's letter which says that "last summer" (1865) he went to Boston, and then to Beverly where he "just missed seeing Martha, she having left the day before," and later states that his visit to Boston was in October.
  21. [S670] 1870 U. S. Census, William Thorndike household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  22. [S669] 1880 U. S. Census, William Thorndike household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  23. [S3391] Scott C. Steward and John Bradley Arthaud, A Thorndike Family History: Descendants of John and Elizabeth (Stratton) Thorndike, p. 272.

Ellen Louisa Abbot1

b. 15 September 1837, d. 8 March 1887
     Ellen Louisa Abbot was born on 15 September 1837 (the Descendants of John White says 13 September 1837) in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.2,1,3 She was the daughter of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney.1,2 She married Johnson McClure, son of Josiah Edward McClure and Harriet Johnson, on 22 October 1868.1,2 She died on 8 March 1887 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, at age 49.2,4,1 She was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Section 10) in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.4
     Her mother died, apparently by suicide, in June 1851, barely three years after her father's death in 1848. On 30 September 1851, John I. Baker of Beverly was appointed as her guardian, and of her sister Martha and brother Frederick. This guardianship was apparently only for the children's financial interests; there's no evidence that they ever lived with him.5,6
     From comments in letters written by her and Martha to their sister Elizabeth in North Carolina, it appears that after their parents' deaths the children remained in their family home in Beverly, and that Sarah Bowditch, sister of Elizabeth's husband Joseph Henry Bowditch, moved there, presumably to care for them. (The children had two older brothers, George W. Abbot (25, who Sarah would marry in 1855) and John E. Abbot (19), but both were mariners and often away at sea.)7,8,9,10,11,12
     She is listed in Beverly in the 1855 Massachusetts state census, living with her brother George and his new wife Sarah, along with her siblings John, Martha, and Frederick. Living with them were servants Julia Corbett (age 21, born in Ireland) and Mariano Mastin (25, born in Manila).13 She was again listed in Beverly in the 1860 census, along with George, John, and Martha. Living with them then were Frederic Elliot (age 19, a clerk), and a servant Hannah Corbet (25, born in Ireland).14 She was still there in the 1865 state census, living with her brother John. Also living there were her sister Martha and her husband William H. Thorndike, and their son Paul. They had two servants, Ellen O'Keefe (21) and Catherine Collins (23), both born in Ireland.15
     From at least 1870 to 1880, she and her husband Johnson and their family lived in the same household as her brother-in-law William Thorndike and his family in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin. Their house included servants Gena Darnell and Nora White in 1870, and Minnie O'Donel and Sue Smith in 1880.16,17

Child of Ellen Louisa Abbot and Johnson McClure

Citations

  1. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  2. [S1604] Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968. Record for Ellen C. Mcclure, System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy, Film No.: 1306218, Ref. No.: 02644 P. 139.
  3. [S2050] Almira Larkin White, Genealogy of the Descendants of John White, Vol. I, p. 401.
  4. [S5120] Ellen (Abbot) McClure Cemetery Marker, Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  5. [S5110] Martha E. Abbot et. al. guardianship records, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, Probate Records, Case No. 30869.
  6. [S3346] This was John Israel Baker (1812-1897). He served in various city, county, and state offices, including town clerk, selectman, county commissioner, state senator and representative, and was chosen as the first Mayor of Beverly when a city government was formed in 1894.
  7. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 4 July 1852. Says "Sarah, Ellen, & Fred have gone to meeting," and "Sarah has just received Joe's letter and says she will write very soon."
  8. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 19 February 1853. Says "We all live on the same as ever, pleasantly, with the aid of a furnace which George has put in the house," and, among other mentions of Sarah, "I called with Sarah a short time ago to see her [Hannah Rantoul] & Jane."
  9. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 17 April 1853. Says, among other mentions of Sarah, "Sarah for the last three weeks has been confined to the house with her foot."
  10. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 13 September 1859. Says "We have had gas pipes put into the house and by the first of October we shall be lighted up."
  11. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Ellen Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 6 March 1853. Says "Sarah has been writing you today so you will have two letters from us in one day."
  12. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Ellen Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 3 April 1853. Says, among other mentions of Sarah, "Sarah received your letter yesterday & will write when she feels like it. She is having quite a bad time with her foot. She has not been out for over two weeks ..."
  13. [S5111] 1855 State Census, George W. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  14. [S5109] 1860 U. S. Census, George W. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  15. [S5112] 1865 State Census, John E. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  16. [S670] 1870 U. S. Census, William Thorndike household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  17. [S1547] 1880 U. S. Census, Johnson McClure household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  18. [S1607] Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926. Record for Albert Mcclure, System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy, Film No.: 1305101, Ref. No.: p 15, 01554.

Johnson McClure1

b. 23 October 1837, d. 25 November 1898
     Johnson McClure was born on 23 October 1837 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.2,3 He was the son of Josiah Edward McClure and Harriet Johnson.4 He married Ellen Louisa Abbot, daughter of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney, on 22 October 1868.1,5 He died on 25 November 1898 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, at age 61.2
     In 1842 he moved with his parents to Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.2 Johnson McClure was educated in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., New York,2 then moved back to Milwaukee by 1860.6 After his marriage, he and his wife Ellen and their family lived in Milwaukee in the same household as her brother-in-law William Thorndike and his family, from at least 1870 to 1880. Their house included servants Gena Darnell and Nora White in 1870, and Minnie O'Donel and Sue Smith in 1880.7,8
     After returning to Milwaukee, he began working at the Milwaukee National Bamk, first as a clerk, and eventually became manager of the Clearing House Association.2,6,7,8 The stress of the financial crisis of 1893 took a toll on his health, from which he never completely recovered.2
     His will was dated 6 April 1895, and named his nephew Abbot Thorndike as executor. A codicil dated 8 October 1895 added his friend Benjamin K. Miller, Jr., as co-executor. He left everything to a trust, with his executors as trustees. From the trust income, a yearly annuity of $120 was to be paid monthly to his mother Harriett McClure during her lifetime. The rest of the income was to be used for the support of his son Abbot McClure until age 25, at which point he was to receive all of the estate. If his son were to pre-decease him, or die before age 25 without issue and without a will, legacies ranging from $1000 to $5000 were to be paid to his mother, sister, and various nieces and nephews, including Georgianna Bowditch, and Paul, Abbot, and William Thorndike.9
     The final decree was made in Milwaukee County Court on 7 June 1904. The estate then consisted of $9.97 in cash, securities worth $24,216.60, 30 shares of Eagle Horse Shoe Co. stock, 200 shares of Superior Gold & Silver Co. stock, and 3000 shares of Wisconsin & Arizona Mining Co. stock. (The stock, however, was probably of little or no value. The estate inventory, filed on 24 January 1899, noted that the value of the Eagle Horse Shoe Co. stock was "not ascertained," and the remaining stock was "appraised as worthless.") All of the estate was transferred to his son Abbot, who had turned 25 on 8 January 1904, except for a small portion of the securities (a $1000 mortgage) that remained in trust with the executors, with the income used to pay the annuity to Harriett McClure, who was still living.9

More Information / Background

Child of Johnson McClure and Ellen Louisa Abbot

Citations

  1. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  2. [S3291] Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at Its Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting, p. 84.
  3. [S1963] U. S. Passport Application, Abbot McClure, 24 August 1917.
  4. [S3292] 1880 U. S. Census, Josiah E. McClure household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  5. [S1604] Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968. Record for Ellen C. Mcclure, System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy, Film No.: 1306218, Ref. No.: 02644 P. 139.
  6. [S3293] 1860 U. S. Census, Josiah McClure household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  7. [S670] 1870 U. S. Census, William Thorndike household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  8. [S1547] 1880 U. S. Census, Johnson McClure household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  9. [S5121] Johnson McClure probate records, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Probate Packets, 1850-1910, Vol. 101, Case No. 13433.
  10. [S1607] Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926. Record for Albert Mcclure, System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy, Film No.: 1305101, Ref. No.: p 15, 01554.

Frederick Abbot1,2

b. 15 August 1841, d. 8 July 1903
     Frederick Abbot was born on 15 August 1841 (his on-line Wisconsin death record says 24 May 1840) in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.1,2,3 He was the son of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney.1,4,2 He was married by J. C. Kimball, Pastor of the 1st. Church, to Emily Lynde Whiting, daughter of Oliver Jaquith Whiting and Elizabeth Thorndike Lynde, on 7 June 1865 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.5,2 He died from a cerebral hemorrhage on 8 July 1903, in a third-floor hallway of the Colby-Abbot Building (offices of the Wisconsin Central Railroad) in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, at age 61.4,6 He was buried at Central Cemetery in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.4
     His mother died, apparently by suicide, in June 1851, barely three years after his father's death in 1848. On 30 September 1851, John I. Baker of Beverly was appointed as his guardian, and of his sisters Martha and Ellen. This guardianship was apparently only for the children's financial interests; there's no evidence that they ever lived with him.7,8
     From comments in letters written by Martha and Ellen to their sister Elizabeth in North Carolina, it appears that after their parents' deaths the children remained in their family home in Beverly, and that Sarah Bowditch, sister of Elizabeth's husband Joseph Henry Bowditch, moved there, presumably to care for them. (The children had two older brothers, George W. Abbot (25, who Sarah would marry in 1855) and John E. Abbot (19), but both were mariners and often away at sea.)9,10,11,12,13,14
     He is listed in Beverly in the 1855 Massachusetts state census, living with his brother George and his new wife Sarah, along with his siblings John, Martha, and Ellen. Living with them were servants Julia Corbett (age 21, born in Ireland) and Mariano Mastin (25, born in Manila).15
     He lived in New York, New York, from about October 1864 to August 186516, and was working as a clerk at the time of his marriage.5 He and his wife Emily probably moved back to Beverly about August 1865 when he started a new job in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.17 They were living in Beverly when their daughter Cora was born in April 1866. In her birth record his occupation was listed as bookkeeper.18 They apparently moved to Boston proper sometime between then and March 1872, when their daughter Emily was born there. His occupation was then listed as banker.19
     The family later moved to Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, probably about 1879, as Frederick first appears in a Milwaukee city directory in 1880.20 He worked for the Wisconsin Central Rail Road in Milwaukee, first as a clerk. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a land agent by 1883, and comptroller by 1887, and was appointed vice-president on 12 April 1890. He also served as assistant treasurer and treasurer.21,22
     In 1880 they were living at 658 Van Buren St. in Milwaukee, and a servant, Mary Murphy age 26, was living with them.23 They moved to 705 Van Buren St. by 188324, and to 765 Van Buren St. by 1887.25
     After the death of their daughter Cora in 1889, they apparently took in her infant son John Abbot Hathaway. He is listed with them in Milwaukee in the 1900 census at age 10, along with two nurses, a servant, and a cook.26,27
     His will was dated 2 December 1902 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, where he was temporarily living. He left his daughter Edith Abbot McCormick all of his furniture, china, glass, silver, and house furnishings at his residence at 765 Van Buren St., as well as boxes of silver in the vault of the National Exchange Bank in Milwaukee. He also left $5000 to B. K. Miller Jr., to be distributed to parties named in a private letter that had been sent to him, and stipulated that "he shall not be required to disclose said letter or persons named therein or to account for his disposition of said sum."
     The rest of his estate was left in trust for his wife Emily, with B. K. Miller Jr. and John E. Hathaway (husband of his deceased daughter Cora) named as executors and trustees. The income from the estate was to go to Emily, and if it were insufficient, as determined by his daughter Edith, the principal could be used. At his wife's death, half the trust was to go to his daughter Edith, or her children if she had died, and the other half to his grandson John Abbot Hathaway at age 25. He also specifically gave permission for his trustees to buy and sell real estate, and to invest in legal securities, in notes secured by insurance companies, and in first mortgage bonds of any U. S. railroad that had paid dividends on all its stock for the preceding ten years.28
     The will was presented in court on 27 July 1903, and admitted to probate on 9 September 1903. For the various hearings held during the probate process, a guardian ad litem was appointed to represent the interests of his widow Emily Abbot, who had been declared insane.28
     The executors' final account was filed on 3 November 1904, and approved by the court on 4 March 1905. It listed personal property consisting of stocks, bonds, and loans, valued at $51,513.40. It also listed real estate consisting of four lots in Milwaukee, and several other parcels of land in eight other Wisconsin counties, most in the northern third of the state.28

More Information / Background

Children of Frederick Abbot and Emily Lynde Whiting

Citations

  1. [S2261] Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, Vol. I - Births, p. 19.
  2. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  3. [S1604] Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968. Record for Friederich Abbot, System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy, Film No.: 1310331, Ref. No.: p 58 cn 00412.
  4. [S3234] Frederick Abbot, Death Certificate, Reg. No. 135, Cert. No. 153 (11 July 1903).
  5. [S3188] Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915. Record for Frederic Abbot and Emily S. Whiting, Film No. 1433022, Digital Folder No. 4279268, Image No. 463, p. 159, Rec. No. 16.
  6. [S3311] Obituary, Frederick Abbot, The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 8 July 1903, p. 1, col. 5.
  7. [S5110] Martha E. Abbot et. al. guardianship records, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, Probate Records, Case No. 30869.
  8. [S3346] This was John Israel Baker (1812-1897). He served in various city, county, and state offices, including town clerk, selectman, county commissioner, state senator and representative, and was chosen as the first Mayor of Beverly when a city government was formed in 1894.
  9. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 4 July 1852. Says "Sarah, Ellen, & Fred have gone to meeting," and "Sarah has just received Joe's letter and says she will write very soon."
  10. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 19 February 1853. Says "We all live on the same as ever, pleasantly, with the aid of a furnace which George has put in the house," and, among other mentions of Sarah, "I called with Sarah a short time ago to see her [Hannah Rantoul] & Jane."
  11. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 17 April 1853. Says, among other mentions of Sarah, "Sarah for the last three weeks has been confined to the house with her foot."
  12. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 13 September 1859. Says "We have had gas pipes put into the house and by the first of October we shall be lighted up."
  13. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Ellen Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 6 March 1853. Says "Sarah has been writing you today so you will have two letters from us in one day."
  14. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Ellen Abbot (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Tarboro, North Carolina), 3 April 1853. Says, among other mentions of Sarah, "Sarah received your letter yesterday & will write when she feels like it. She is having quite a bad time with her foot. She has not been out for over two weeks ..."
  15. [S5111] 1855 State Census, George W. Abbott household, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
  16. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha (Abbot) Thorndike (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Yancey Co., North Carolina), 1 August 1865.
  17. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha (Abbot) Thorndike (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Yancey Co., North Carolina), 1 August 1865. The letter says "Fred has been living in New York for nearly ten months. But within a week he has had a fine offer to move back to Boston, with a salary of $1500.00 and other advantages, which I think he will accept. If so, of course he will live in Beverly ..."
  18. [S3186] Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915. Record for Cora Whiting Abbott, Film No. 1428037, Digital Folder No. 4341185, Image No. 832, p. 167, Rec. No. 48.
  19. [S3186] Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915. Record for Edith Lynde Abbot, Film No. 1428076, Digital Folder No. 4212534, Image No. 130, p. 122, Rec. No. 79.
  20. [S716] City Directory(s) for Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1880, p. 65.
  21. [S716] City Directory(s) for Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1880, p. 65; 1883, p. 65; 1887, p. 65; 1890, p. 81; 1900, p. 81.
  22. [S3310] "The Central Election", The Daily Northwestern, 12 April 1890, p. 1, col. 6.
  23. [S3303] 1880 U. S. Census, Frederick Abbot household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  24. [S716] City Directory(s) for Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1883, p. 65.
  25. [S716] City Directory(s) for Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1887, p. 65.
  26. [S4514] 1900 U. S. Census, John E. Hathaway household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  27. [S1604] Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968. Record for Dora Abbot Hathaway, System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy, Film No.: 1306220, Ref. No.: cn 01823.
  28. [S4505] Frederick Abbot probate records, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wills and Estates, 1838-1933, Vol. 149, Case No. 17662, pp. 553-576.

Emily Lynde Whiting1,2

b. 11 January 1843, d. 4 September 1928
     Emily Lynde Whiting was born on 11 January 1843 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.1,3 She was the daughter of Oliver Jaquith Whiting and Elizabeth Thorndike Lynde.1,3 She was married by J. C. Kimball, Pastor of the 1st. Church, to Frederick Abbot, son of George Abbot and Nancy Stickney, on 7 June 1865 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.3,2 She died on 4 September 1928 in Catonsville, Baltimore Co., Maryland, at age 85.4
     She and her husband Frederick lived in New York, New York, for the first two months of their marriage5, but probably moved back to Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts, about August 1865 when Frederick started a new job in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.6 They were living in Beverly when their daughter Cora was born in April 1866.7 They apparently moved to Boston proper sometime between then and March 1872, when their daughter Emily was born there.8
     The family later moved to Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, probably about 1879, as Frederick first appears in a Milwaukee city directory in 1880.9 In 1880 they were living at 658 Van Buren St. in Milwaukee, and a servant, Mary Murphy age 26, was living with them.10 They moved to 705 Van Buren St. by 188311, and to 765 Van Buren St. by 1887.12
     After the death of their daughter Cora in 1889, they apparently took in her infant son John Abbot Hathaway. He is listed with them in Milwaukee in the 1900 census at age 10, along with two nurses, a servant, and a cook.13,14
     She served as vice-president of Milwaukee General Hospital, a private facility, from the time of its founding in 1891 until at least 1898. The hospital had no physicians on its staff, but served as a place where doctors could send patients who needed professional nursing care, and where student nurses could be trained.15
     She suffered from some form of mental illness late in her life. She is listed as insane in the probate records for her husband Frederick's estate, for the first time on 1 September 1903 when a guardian ad litem was appointed to represent her interests. She was listed in the 1900 census with Frederick in Milwaukee, and in the 1910 and 1920 censuses at the Gundry Sanitarium, a private facility in Baltimore, Maryland, for treating selected nervous and mental disorders in women. The terms of Frederick's will, and the fact that he was temporarily living in Annapolis, Maryland, when it was written in December 1902, indicates that she probably entered the Sanitarium between 1900 and 1902.16,17,18

Children of Emily Lynde Whiting and Frederick Abbot

Citations

  1. [S3294] New Orleans, Louisiana Birth Records Index, 1790-1899. Record for Emily Lynde Whiting, Vol. 9, p. 532.
  2. [S393] Frederick T. Bowditch, The Bowditch Family of Salem, Massachusetts - North Carolina Branch, p. 52 (p. 34).
  3. [S3188] Massachusetts, Marriages, 1841-1915. Record for Frederic Abbot and Emily S. Whiting, Film No. 1433022, Digital Folder No. 4279268, Image No. 463, p. 159, Rec. No. 16.
  4. [S3312] Obituary, Emily Lynde (Whiting) Abbot, Washington Post, Washington, D. C., 6 September 1928.
  5. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha (Abbot) Thorndike (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Yancey Co., North Carolina), 1 August 1865.
  6. [S1616] Abbot/Bowditch Family Letters; letter from Martha (Abbot) Thorndike (Beverly, Massachusetts) to Elizabeth (Abbot) Bowditch (Yancey Co., North Carolina), 1 August 1865. The letter says "Fred has been living in New York for nearly ten months. But within a week he has had a fine offer to move back to Boston, with a salary of $1500.00 and other advantages, which I think he will accept. If so, of course he will live in Beverly ..."
  7. [S3186] Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915. Record for Cora Whiting Abbott, Film No. 1428037, Digital Folder No. 4341185, Image No. 832, p. 167, Rec. No. 48.
  8. [S3186] Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915. Record for Edith Lynde Abbot, Film No. 1428076, Digital Folder No. 4212534, Image No. 130, p. 122, Rec. No. 79.
  9. [S716] City Directory(s) for Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1880, p. 65.
  10. [S3303] 1880 U. S. Census, Frederick Abbot household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  11. [S716] City Directory(s) for Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1883, p. 65.
  12. [S716] City Directory(s) for Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1887, p. 65.
  13. [S4514] 1900 U. S. Census, John E. Hathaway household, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin.
  14. [S1604] Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968. Record for Dora Abbot Hathaway, System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy, Film No.: 1306220, Ref. No.: cn 01823.
  15. [S5106] "Popular Milwaukee Hospital", Wisconsin State Journal, 11 January 1898, p. 1, col. 6.
  16. [S4505] Frederick Abbot probate records, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wills and Estates, 1838-1933, Vol. 149, Case No. 17662, pp. 553-576.
  17. [S3305] 1910 U. S. Census, Gundry Sanitarium, Baltimore Co., Maryland.
  18. [S3306] 1920 U. S. Census, Jean Macgowan household, Maryland.

Carl W. Hanson1,2

b. 30 December 1880, d. 13 April 1966
Carl W. Hanson (1880-1966)
     Carl W. Hanson was born on 30 December 1880 in Eldsberga, Halland Co., Sweden.1,3,4,5 He was the son of Hans Svenson and Anna Person.4,2 He married Jennie Ophelia Nilsdotter, daughter of Nanne Nilsson and Christina Johansdotter, on 14 April 1906 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.6,2 He died on 13 April 1966 at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Cook Co., Illinois, at age 85 after suffering a heart attack.4 Funeral services were held at the Peterson Funeral Home in Chicago, Illinois, on 16 April 1966, with Rev. Einer Einerson officiating. Internment was at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, Cook Co., Illinois.4
     Carl W. Hanson emigrated from Sweden to the United States in 1902 or 19037,8,9, and became a naturalized citizen on 22 November 1923.10
     In 1910 he and his wife Jennie were living in a rented house at 5914 Chicago Ave. in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. Living with them as a boarder was John Nelson, age 31 and born in Sweden, who had immigrated to the United States in 1902, and is most likely Jennie's brother Nils Johan Nilsson. At the same address, but listed in the census as a separate family, was a widower named Antonios Olson, age 51, born in Norway.7
     Around 1912 the family moved back to Sweden due to Jennie's health. She eventually recovered, and they returned to the United States on 11 May 1914.11,3
     In 1915, when their son Carl was born, they were living at 1009 N. Mayfield Ave. in Chicago.5 By 1920 they had purchased a nearby house at 5913 Augusta St., where they lived from at least 1920 until Carl's death in 1966.8,9,4
     He was working as a street laborer in 1910, but was a cement worker most of his life.7,5,8,9,4

Children of Carl W. Hanson and Jennie Ophelia Nilsdotter

Citations

  1. [S2848] World War II Draft Cards (Fourth Registration), Carl W. Hanson.
  2. [S571] Jeanne Bowditch, "Genealogy Notes - Hanson/Nilsson", unpublished notes, 2001.
  3. [S2819] Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950, Series M1285; Record for Carl Hanson, Roll 81, Cert. No. P-49133.
  4. [S2832] Carl Hanson, Death Certificate, Reg. Dist. No. 16.24, Reg. No. 375 (15 April 1966).
  5. [S2821] Carl Willhelm Hanson, Birth Record.
  6. [S2820] Carl Hanson and Jennie Nelson, Marriage License.
  7. [S2811] 1910 U. S. Census, Carl Hanson household, Cook Co., Illinois.
  8. [S2812] 1920 U. S. Census, Carl Hanson household, Cook Co., Illinois.
  9. [S2813] 1930 U. S. Census, Carl Hanson household, Cook Co., Illinois.
  10. [S2819] Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950, Series M1285; Record for Carl Hanson, Roll 81, Cert. No. P-49133. His entry in the index to naturalization petitions gives the date of his arrival in the U. S. as 11 May 1914, but from census entries it's clear that he immigrated in 1902 or 1903. The 1914 date is when he and his family returned to the United States after moving back to Sweden for a time due to his wife's health.
  11. [S913] Martha Dobbeck, Funeral Bulletin, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Evanston, Illinois, 17 May 2003.

Jennie Ophelia Nilsdotter1

b. 17 March 1880, d. 24 July 1973
Jennie Ophelia Nilsdotter (1880-1973)
     Jennie Ophelia Nilsdotter was born on 17 March 1880 in Eftra, Halland Co., Sweden.2,1,3,4 She was the daughter of Nanne Nilsson and Christina Johansdotter.1 She married Carl W. Hanson, son of Hans Svenson and Anna Person, on 14 April 1906 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.5,1 She died on 24 July 1973 in Cook Co., Illinois, at age 93.6,7 Funeral services were held at the Peterson Funeral Home in Chicago, Illinois, on 26 July 1973, with Rev. Leonard Johnson officiating. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, Cook Co., Illinois.6
     Jennie Ophelia Nilsdotter emigrated from Sweden to the United States in 1902, and became a naturalized citizen by 1930.8,9,10 Household examination records in Sweden spell her given name as Jenny Ofelia2,11, but records in the United States generally list her as Jennie Ophelia, with the maiden surname Nelson.5,4,1
     In 1910 she and her husband Carl were living in a rented house at 5914 Chicago Ave. in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. Living with them as a boarder was John Nelson, age 31 and born in Sweden, who had immigrated to the United States in 1902, and is most likely Jennie's brother Nils Johan Nilsson. At the same address, but listed in the census as a separate family, was a widower named Antonios Olson, age 51, born in Norway.8
     Around 1912 the family moved back to Sweden due to her health. She eventually recovered, and they returned to the United States on 11 May 1914.12,13
     In 1915, when their son Carl was born, they were living at 1009 N. Mayfield Ave. in Chicago.4 By 1920 they had purchased a nearby house at 5913 Augusta St., where they lived from at least 1920 until Carl's death in 1966.9,10,14

Children of Jennie Ophelia Nilsdotter and Carl W. Hanson

Citations

  1. [S571] Jeanne Bowditch, "Genealogy Notes - Hanson/Nilsson", unpublished notes, 2001.
  2. [S3095] Husförhörslängd (Household examination roll), Nanne Nilsson household, Eftra, Halland Co., Sweden, 1886-89.
  3. [S876] Social Security Death Index. Entry for Jennie Hanson, No. 325-56-9755.
  4. [S2821] Carl Willhelm Hanson, Birth Record.
  5. [S2820] Carl Hanson and Jennie Nelson, Marriage License.
  6. [S573] Jennie O. Hanson, Funeral Card, Peterson Funeral Home, Chicago, Illinois, 26 July 1973.
  7. [S2822] Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988. Record for Jennie Ophelia Hanson, File No. 620234.
  8. [S2811] 1910 U. S. Census, Carl Hanson household, Cook Co., Illinois.
  9. [S2812] 1920 U. S. Census, Carl Hanson household, Cook Co., Illinois.
  10. [S2813] 1930 U. S. Census, Carl Hanson household, Cook Co., Illinois.
  11. [S3096] Husförhörslängd (Household examination roll), Nanne Nilsson household, Eftra, Halland Co., Sweden, 1890-94.
  12. [S913] Martha Dobbeck, Funeral Bulletin, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Evanston, Illinois, 17 May 2003.
  13. [S2819] Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950, Series M1285; Record for Carl Hanson, Roll 81, Cert. No. P-49133.
  14. [S2832] Carl Hanson, Death Certificate, Reg. Dist. No. 16.24, Reg. No. 375 (15 April 1966).

Hans Svenson1

b. 29 September 1842, d. 23 June 1895
     Hans Svenson was born on 29 September 1842 in Sweden.1 He married Anna Person.1 He died "of his own hand" on 23 June 1895 at age 52, from grief after his wife's death three months earlier.1
     Hans Svenson lived in Laholm, Halland Co., Sweden.2

Children of Hans Svenson and Anna Person

Citations

  1. [S571] Jeanne Bowditch, "Genealogy Notes - Hanson/Nilsson", unpublished notes, 2001.
  2. [S3022] Janice Smith, "Genealogy Notes - Hanson/Nilsson", unpublished notes.
  3. [S2832] Carl Hanson, Death Certificate, Reg. Dist. No. 16.24, Reg. No. 375 (15 April 1966).

Anna Person1,2

b. 24 June 1844, d. 12 March 1895
Anna Person (1844-1895)
     Anna Person was born on 24 June 1844 in Sweden.2 She married Hans Svenson.2 She died from complications of appendicitis on 12 March 1895 at age 50.2

Children of Anna Person and Hans Svenson

Citations

  1. [S2832] Carl Hanson, Death Certificate, Reg. Dist. No. 16.24, Reg. No. 375 (15 April 1966).
  2. [S571] Jeanne Bowditch, "Genealogy Notes - Hanson/Nilsson", unpublished notes, 2001.