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The following list of people are my "brick walls". I have not been able to determine their parents. Initially, these lines seemd the most likely to pursue, but have instead, turned out to be the most trenchant puzzles. If you are able to help me identify their origins I would be most grateful.


1) Sarah Kendrick (1648? - 1714) of Medfield & Medway, Massachusetts. Sarah married Samuel Wheelock on 3 April 1678 in Medfield, Massachusetts (New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: 1985), p. 802). Sarah's death record indicates she was born circa 1648. That would make her thirty years old at the time of her marriage. So it is very possible that she was the widow of an unknown Kendrick at the time of her marriage to Samuel. I have not been able to find anything to refute nor support this hypothesis.

2) Hannah Penniman (1740? - 1820+) of Falmouth & Harrington, Maine. Hannah married Benjamin Wallace on 4 July 1761 in Falmouth, Maine. Hannah's husband, Benjamin, "petitioned the General Court of Massachusetts for the town charter of Harrington, Maine, in 1797" (NEHGR 152 (1998): 413). She was living at the time of the 1820 U.S. Census, but I have no record of her after that time.

3) Jonathan Rich (1708? - 1771) & Phebe Bridges (1709? - 1771) of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Jonathan & Phebe were married 8 January 1727 in Marblehead, Massachusetts. They were, most likely, born in Massachusetts or Maine. Jonathan & Phebe died within a short time of each other as both of their wills were probated on 14 October 1771 (Essex County, Massachusetts Probate Index, 1638-1840 (Boston: 1987), 2:778).

4) Eliphalet Reynolds (1759? - 1841) of Lyme, Connecticut & Addison, Maine. Eliphalet married Jemima Tabbutt, whose father was a Welsh immigrant, towards the end of the U.S. War for Independence. He, along with his brother David, enlisted as privates at Lyme, Connecticut. They both removed to Washington County, Maine and lived in and around Machias, Addison & Columbia, Maine after the war.

5) Nathan Richard Gaylard (1820 - 1899) of Sumter District, South Carolina & McAlpin, Florida. Nathan served as a Confederate soldier in the U.S. Civil War. His pension application lists his birth place as Sumter District, South Carolina. U.S. Census data concurs that he was born in South Carolina while indicating that his parents were both born in North Carolina. His surname may be a variation of Gaillard.

6) Thomas Hoag (1840? - ?) of Moriah Township, New York. Thomas married Adeline Spring circa 1866, and had two documented children, Fred, b. 1867, and Helen, b. 1869. Family tradition indicates there was another child named William, but I have been unable to find any references to him. Thomas was probably born in New York, though some census records indicate he was born in Iowa. Nothing else is known of his life, though he appears to have died before 1870.


If you have any information relative to the identity of the above listed people, please contact me at either address below. Thank you for your help.

Hal Bradley
15444 Mesquite Ave
Victorville, CA 92394

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