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Captain Ephraim Williams [Parents] was born 1 on 21 Oct 1691 in Newton, Massachusetts. He died 2 in Aug 1754 in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He married 3 Abigail Jones on 21 May 1719.

Other marriages:
Jackson, Elizabeth

Abigail Jones was born 1 on 14 Sep 1694. She died . She married 2 Captain Ephraim Williams on 21 May 1719.

They had the following children:

  F i Abigail Williams was born 1 on 20 Apr 1721 in Newton, Massachusetts. She died .
  M ii Ensign Josiah Williams was born 1 on 17 Apr 1723. He died .
  F iii Elizabeth Williams was born 1 on 2 Jul 1725. She died .
  F iv Judith Williams was born 1 on 13 Jul 1728. She died .
  F v Elizabeth Williams was born 1 on 18 Nov 1730. She died .
  M vi Colonel Elijah Williams was born 1 on 15 Nov 1732. He died .
  M vii Enoch Williams was born 1 on 3 Mar 1734/1735. He died .

Peter Hunt was born 1 about 1612 in England. He died . He married Elizabeth Smith.

Elizabeth Smith 1 died . She married Peter Hunt.

They had the following children:

  F i Judith Hunt

Nathaniel Cooper 1 died . He married 2 Judith Hunt on 17 May 1667.

Judith Hunt [Parents] was born 1 on 21 Apr 1648 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. She died 2 in 1724. She married 3 Nathaniel Cooper on 17 May 1667.

Other marriages:
Williams, Isaac


John Holgrave 1 was born 2 about 1590. He died 3 before 26 Jul 1666. He married Elizabeth.

Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.
JOHN HOLGRAVE
ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1633 FIRST RESIDENCE: Salem REMOVES: Maine in the late 1650s or early 1660s OCCUPATION: Fisherman [STR 1:16]. CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Salem church prior to 5 November 1633 implied by freemanship. In list of Salem church members compiled in December 1636, with later annotation "removed" [SChR 5]. FREEMAN: 5 November 1633 [MBCR 1:368]. OFFICES: Deputy for Salem to General Court, 14 May 1634, 4 March 1634/5, 6 May 1635 [MBCR 1:117, 135, 145]. Committee to oversee "powder & shot, & all other ammunition, in the several plantations where they live," 3 September 1634 [MBCR 1:125]. Appointed to represent "Marble Harb[o]r" on committee to settle common boundaries of Salem, Saugus and Marble Harbor, 4 March 1634/5 [MBCR 1:141]. Committee to set out bounds between Boston and Charlestown, 6 May 1635, and between Boston and Saugus, 8 July 1635 [MBCR 1:148, 149]. Massachusetts Bay grand jury, 19 September 1637 [MBCR 1:203]. Essex grand jury, 28 November 1654, 26 June 1655 [EQC 1:372, 390]. Jury, 25 March 1639 [EQC 1:11]. John Holgrave had seven of the "country muskets" in 1643/4 [STR 1:125]. ESTATE: On 18 April 1636 the town of Salem granted "unto Mr. John Holgrave fisherman three-quarters of an acre of land upon Winter Island for flakes &c. And half an acre without Winter Island for his house lot. Item unto his son Joshua Holgrave is granted an house lot according to the discretion of the town whether by lot or else" [STR 1:16]. In the 1636 Salem division of land "Mr. Jno. Holgrave" received 80 acres in the "freeman's" land, which was then changed to 60 acres [STR 1:20, 27]. In the 25 December 1637 division of marsh and meadow "Mr. Holgrave" received three-quarters of an acre for a household of five [STR 1:102]. "House and land bought of Mr. Holgrave" were used as security in the probate of the estate of John Pride of Salem, 28 December 1647 [EQC 1:131-32]. On 24 August 1653 "John Holgrave of Salem" sold to Jeffrey Massey of Salem, planter, and Nicholas Woodbury of the same, mariner, one hundred and fifty acres of upland and fifteen acres of meadow "in the great meadow in the bounds of Wenham" [ELR 1:19]. About December 1653 Holgrave "sold the lot he bought of Thom[as] Kent [in Gloucester] to W[illia]m Seargant" [EQC 1:329]. At Casco court on 26 July 1666 administration on the estate of "John Howlegrave" was granted to "Mr. Robert Goutch," and "John Goutch, Robert Paddishall & Ric[hard] Collicutt" were bound in £300 to take the inventory [MPCR 1:312-13]. BIRTH: By about 1590 based on estimated date of marriage. DEATH: By 26 July 1666 (administration granted). MARRIAGE: By 1636 (and by about 1615 if she was the mother of his children) Elizabeth _____; "Elizabeth Holgrove" appears in the list of Salem church members compiled in December 1636, with the later annotation "dead" [SChR 6]; she appears to have predeceased her husband since the administration of his estate was not offerred to her. CHILDREN:
i JOSHUA, b. say 1615; in the 25 December 1637 division of marsh and meadow "Jos: Holgrave" received half an acre for a household of one [STR 1:102]; admitted to Salem church 12 November 1637, with later notation of "dead" [SChR 7]; m. by 1640 Jane _____ (eldest ch. bp. Salem 1 November 1640 [SChR 18]; she was cousin [i.e., niece] of ROGER CONANT [Conant Gen 125, 575-76]).
ii MARTHA, b. say 1617; m. by 1637 WILLIAM PARKE [RChR 74].
iii LYDIA, b. say 1621; admitted to Salem church 29 December 1639, with later annotation of "removed" [SChR 9]; m. by 1641 Robert Gutch (on 1 January 1637/8 "Rob[er]t Gooch [was] granted an acre by [i.e., near] his father Holgrave near Winter Harbor" [STR 1:63 (the statement of relationship being possibly a later emendation)]).
ASSOCIATIONS: When William Sargent was appointed administrator of the estate of Thomas Worthing at September Term 1652, John Holgrave was his surety [EQC 1:264]. There was some shared interest between Sargent and Holgrave, for Holgrave sold him some land that had been Thomas Kent's shortly before March 1653/4 and Sargent tried to renege on the bargain [EQC 1:329]. COMMENTS: The Salem land grant of 25 December 1637 credited Joshua Holgrave with a household of five, of whom four can be accounted for: Joshua Holgrave, his wife, and daughters Martha and Lydia. Son Joshua Holgrave was granted his own land at this time, indicating that he was living by himself, so the fifth person in the household may be another child, a more distant relative, or perhaps a servant. John Holgrave's career in Essex County was altogether typical for a person of means conducting business, replete with suits for debt and slander. His differences with Mr. WILLIAM PERKINS were another matter, however. Mr. John Holgrave sued Mr. William Perkins on two separate matters at the June Term 1652. First he sued him for defamation "charging him to hunt up all occasions of disturbing the church of Gloucester, whereby the church had been in danger of being rent in pieces by his cunning insinuations into the hands of several"; and second, for "saying that he was a plague to the town and now the plague was going away." The court ruled that in the first case Holgrave had not legal grounds to sue, and the second matter was continued to a later court [EQC 1:254]. At the next court (September Term 1652), Mr. William Perkins sued John Holgrave for slander, but the case was withdrawn [EQC 1:261]; Holgrave withdrew his defamation suit at the same time [EQC 1:262]. This did not settle things, however. John Holgrave was presented at July Term 1653, and charged with having been "at Gloucester two several Lord's days and absent from meeting, said that Mr. Perkins had given him offense, and `I will not hear him until he hath given me satisfaction'" [EQC 1:287]. The strain apparently told on his wife, for at the June Term 1653, John Holgrave's wife was fined for being drunk twice [EQC 1:286]. On 12 March 1637/8 there was "due from Mr. Holgrave to the country, for wine bought & sold by him, four pounds, three shillings, & 4d." [MBCR 1:224]. On 4 December 1638 "John Holgrave, being presented by the grand jury for drawing wine, against an order of Court, was declared to have forfeited £10; & for causing his daughter to deliver a paper to a jury man out of Court, he was fined 10s.; he was also by the jury found guilty of contempt, & to have broken the rule of hospitality & the peace, which were remitted him" [MBCR 1:246]. On 22 May 1639 "Mr. John Holgrave was remitted nine pounds, three shillings & four pence, only £2 10s. remaining to be paid by him" [MBCR 1:259]. After this series of events Holgrave was not asked to perform colony service again. At November Term 1656, Elias Stileman was attorney for Mr. Holgrave in a suit over corn being paid in Boston by Thomas Davis and Robert Swan [EQC 2:6]. Although John Holgrave spent much time at Gloucester in the late 1640s and early 1650s, and owned land there, he apparently retained his residence at Salem at least into the 1650s. When appointed to the grand jury on 28 November 1654 and 26 June 1655 he is called "of Salem" [EQC 1:372, 390]. As a fisherman he certainly had occasion to be often in Maine and at Gloucester, and probably other localities as well. The language of one of his disputes with Rev. William Perkins suggests that he was not a permanent resident of Gloucester: "being at Gloster two several Lord's days and absent from meeting" [EQC 1:287]. BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1945 Donald Lines Jacobus published a solid account of John Holgrave and his family [Granberry 253-55].

Elizabeth died . She married John Holgrave.

They had the following children:

  M i Joshua Holgrave
  F ii Martha Holgrave
  F iii Lydia Holgrave

Gallup 1 died . He married Elizabeth.

Elizabeth 1, 2 was born 3 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. She died . She married Gallup.

Other marriages:
Williams, Attwood


Lawrence Davenport [Parents] was christened on 28 Dec 1836 in Duxbury, Chorley, Lancashire, England. He died 1, 2, 3 on 25 Apr 1914 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts. He was buried 4, 5 on 28 Apr 1914 in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts. He married 6, 7 Sarah Walsh on 31 Oct 1857 in Bury, Lancashire, England.

Lawrence, MA City Directories:
1868-9 Pacific, h. 6 Chapin's block, n. Bradford
1871 Pacific, h: 21 Warren
1873 Pacific, h: 14 Bodwell
1879-1886 Pacific, h:70 Warren
1887-1902 Pacific, h: 70 Warren

1890 First Advertisement
Laurence Davenport
Florist
Plants, Cut Flowers, Bouquets, and
wreaths, Flowers for funerals a specialty
Greenhouses, 70 Warren Street

1901 Lawrence Davenport florist 58 Butler house South side

1903 Florist, h:42 Butler
1904-1913 Florist h: 58 Butler

The Lawrence Directory, 1914. Samson & Murdock Company, 246 Summer Street, Boston, Mass.
Abercrombie, Bertha E. teacher High school bds 104 Olive av
" Florence G. boards 104 Olive av
" John A. house 104 Olive av
" Ralph D. (Blandin & Co) rear 313 Methuen boards 104 Olive av
Davenport, Laurence died April 25 1914
Wilson, Alexander pres and mgr 616 Essex house 20 Hillside av
Wilson Andrew Co roofers coppersmiths and tinsmiths 616 Essex -- see top end of book
" Elizabeth bookkeeper 595 1/2 Broadway boards 85 Willow
"James J grocer 595 Broadway boards 85 Willow
" Joseph house 85 Willow
" Violet C. boards 324 Ames
" Violet C. widow Andrew house 324 Ames
" Walter C. treas 616 Essex boards 1040 do

Death at age 77 years, 3 months, 27 days

Headstone reads:
Laurence 1836-1914
Sarah 1838-1920
Elizabeth E., George, David, Francis E., Amelia J., Albrt E.
"Thy Will O Lord Be Don"

A small metal plaque on a stick reads: Gen'l James A. arfield Circle 15 Ladies of the G.A.R

1900 census indicates that Laurence and wife Sarah have been married only 19 years and that they had 9 children of whom 8 are still living. However, in the 1870 census a wife Sarah of the same age is listed and only two children (Mary Ann and Lilly E.) were listed in this census. Also, Lilly E. is listed as being born to Sarah Walsh and Laurence Davenport in 1877 (date can't be correct). In 1870, a Susie Walsh is living with the Davenports (maybe Sarah's sister?). Something appears to be fishy about the dates. I believe that Sarah Walsh is Laurence's wife and mother of the three children in the censuses: Mary Ann (b. 1860), Lilly Ellen (b. abt 1861), Ada M. (b. abt. 1873). They must have been married before immigrating to the US in 1864.

Obituary:
Florist for many Years

Lawrence Davenport Died at His Home on Butler Street. Old Resident.

Lawrence Davenport one of the pioneer residents of this cty, well known and highly respected by people in all walks of life, died at the family home at 58 Butler street early Saturday morning following an accident sustained three weeks ago. He was descending the stairs in the rear of his home when he was taken with a fainting spell and fell to the ground. He was picked up unconscious. Since the accident he had slowly declined, although after regaining consciousness he had retained his faculties until the end.

Lawrence Davenport was the favorably and widely known florist. He was born in Chorley,Lancashire, Eng. Dec 28 1836. He lived there 15 years. He procured a few years schooling before becoming an apprentice at hand block printing. In the workds owned by Richard Cobden, the great reformer. Machine printing, similar to that in vogue at the Pacific mills, was coming into common use at that time. At the age of 15 years Mr. Davenport removed to Bury, Lancashire, where he entered the employ of Sir Robert Peel's Print works. Mr. Peel was associated with Mr. Cobden in the reform legislation in parliament, so that Mr. Davenport went from the plant of one reformer to another. He remained for more than a decade at Bury, becoming a skilled printer at hand work.

It was while in Bury that he met Miss Sarah Walsh, who became his wife. They were married October 31, 1857. He came to this city with his family, leaving Liverpool, April 1, 1864. He came to this city directly and today his home at 17 Canal street, then streets. He secured a position in the Pacific mill, learning woolsorting. He followed that work for 17 years, when his health declined. He then entered the florist business on a small scale when at work in the mill but his business grew to such an extent that when he left the mill he had a very flourishing business. For more than a quarter of a century he remained in that business. For many years he had led a retired life and with his better half enojoyed the fruits of his earlier thrift and industry.

Those who survive him are a wife Sarah; and three daughters, Mrs. John A. Abercrombie of this city, Mrs. Harry A. Wood of North Brookfield, and Mrs. George T. Bradley of Pawtucket, RI, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mr. Davenport was a charter member of Friendship lodge, 151 sons of St. George of this city and also Grand Treasurer of the Grand lodge for 22 years, retiring him from the position July 25, 1911. He was a regular attendant of the St. John's Episcopal church and was always ready to do all in his power for its betterment and uplifting. He had filled the position of vestryman warden and treasurer at intervals.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock when prayers will be held at the home after which services will be heald in St. John's church at 2 o'clock. Burial will be Bellevue cemetery.

Friends of the late Lawrence Davenport are invited to view the remains at the home, 58 Butler street between the hours of 9 and 12:30 o'clock Tuesday. There will be no opportunity to do so at the church.

#953972 May 1865 Masachusetts Census Dwelling 284
Lawrence 28 born in England, oper, ratable polls
Sarah 26, born in England
Mary A 4, born in England
Ellen 3, born in England

Lawrence, Essex, MA Census 7 Jun 1880 pg 519 #1254530
Lawrence 43: Wool sorter, England England England
Sarah 42, keeping house, England England England
A. Mary 19, single weaver, England England England
E. Lillie 18, weaver, England England England
M. Ada 7: at school Mass England England

Sarah Walsh [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 11 Jan 1838 in Over Darwen, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. She was christened 5 on 3 Jul 1857 in Tottington, Bury, Lancashire, England. She died 6, 7, 8 on 27 Oct 1920 in Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried 9, 10 on 29 Oct 1920 in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts. She married 11, 12 Lawrence Davenport on 31 Oct 1857 in Bury, Lancashire, England.

baptized in the LDS Church as a child

Died at age 82, 9 months, 16 days

Obituary: Mrs. Sarah (Walsh) Davenport, a former resident of this city, died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George F. Bradlet, at Pawtucket, RI. She was born in England and had lived in this city since 1864. At the death of her husband, Laurence Davenport, a floist on Warren Street; which occured six years ago, Mrs. Davenport moved to Pawtucket to reside with her daughter. It had been the cutom to spend part of each summer at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Abercrombie 104 Olive Avenue, and she had returned to Pawtucket only a short while ago.

While living here Mrs. Davenport was a constant attendant of St. John's Episcopal Church.

She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Abercrombie, Mrs. Harry A. Wood of Providence, RI, and Mrs. George P. Bradley of Pawtucket.

Obituary: Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Davenport were held last evening at 7:30 o'clock a tthe home of her daughter, Mrs. George T. Bradley, Green street, Rev. Roberts A. Sellhammer, recotr of St. Paul's Church officiating. During the service Mrs. George H. Lomas, accompanied bby Mr. Lomas sang "Abide with Me" and "There's a Beautiful Land on High".

The body will be taken to Lawrence, Mass today and burial will be in that city tomorrow.

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Esther Davenport was born 1, 2 on 22 Feb 1858 in Bury, Lancashire, England. She was christened 3 on 20 Jun 1858 in Bury, Lancashire, England. She died 4, 5 on 15 Jun 1859 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts. She was buried 6, 7 on 15 Jun 1859 in Bury, Lancashire, England.
  F ii Mary Ann Davenport
  F iii Lillie Ellen Davenport
  M iv George H. Davenport was born 1, 2 about 1862 in Tottington, Bury, Lancashire, England. He died 3, 4 on 22 Aug 1900 in Essex County, Massachusetts. He was buried 5 in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Killed in a fight (according to "Find a Grave")
  M v David Davenport was born 1, 2 on 9 Nov 1863 in Tottington, Bury, Lancashire, England. He was christened 3 on 6 Dec 1863 in Tottington, Bury, Lancashire, England. He died 4, 5, 6 on 15 Apr 1864 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts. The cause of death was Convulsions. He was buried 7 on 16 Apr 1864 in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Family legend indicates that this child may have died on board the ship as his family was immigrating, but that they pretended he was alive in order to have him buried on land.
  M vi Frances Eugene Davenport was born 1, 2 on 5 Nov 1864 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 3, 4, 5 on 5 Jan 1865 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts. The cause of death was Fits. He was buried 6 on 5 Jan 1865 in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  F vii Amelia Jane Davenport was born 1, 2, 3 on 20 Jul 1868 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts. She died 4, 5, 6 on 6 Aug 1868 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts. The cause of death was Cholera. She was buried 7 in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  M viii Albert E. Davenport was born 1, 2 on 26 Oct 1870 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts. He died 3, 4 on 19 Aug 1871 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts. The cause of death was Cholera. He was buried 5 in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  F ix Ada M. Davenport

James Kelly 1 was born in Scotland. He died 2 on 13 Jul 1850 in Thornley Bank, Scotland. He married Flora McKee.

Flora McKee [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3 about 1823 in Scotland. She died 4 on 20 Aug 1895 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts. She married James Kelly.

Other marriages:
Abercrombie, John A.

Could not write (made 'her mark' on several pension documents).

Copy of Letter from Mary Abercrombie (John's daughter by Sarah Ogden??) to her grandparents. Rec'd from Pat Thomson (nee Abercrombie) who is descended from John's brother Peter. Letter rec'd in March 2005:"
1863
Dear grandmother,
I am glad to tell you that we have had a letter from my father and I have sent you a copy of it as I did not like to part with the letter. We hoe you are all quite well as it leaves us quite well. I am glad to tell you that my grandfather is working. We all join with our love to you all
I remain your affectionate granddaughter
M Abercrombie
COPY OF LETTER FROM JOHN ABERCROMBIE
Baton Rouge, Louisiana February 20 1863
My Dear Daughter and Friends
I have no doubt that you will be anxious to hear from us. It is a good while since you last heard from me. I am glad to let you know that I am in pretty good health and doing well. The last word I had fromhome they were all well and would be better if I was only there, however it won't be so long if God spares me as we are now going in the sixth month. We expect to be back again in Mass. By the 15th of next June. I may tell you we have been in no fighting yet but still we have had considerable hardships to endure. The Confederates are within three miles of us where we are now. It is supposed we will have some warm work before long as teh United States are bent on having control of this great river the Mississippi. I may as well give you a short sketch of our career so far. We went in camp (that is in tents) 12th September 1862 to learn our drill, stopped till the 9th November and started from N York to join Banks expedition. We remained in campthere until the 13th December when we were put on an old steamer not fit to leave the river for a journey of 1800 miles to N Orleans. We could not help ourselves so on we went after being out 24 hours on a comparatively quiet sea our officers found some of the timbers giving way as also we had a narrow escape from fire so that we ran to Philadelphia which suited me as then I could see my brother James and sister Margaret and families.
We had a most excellent time there. We lived like gentlemen there. BNrother Thomas came from Baltimore and stayed three days. He is the old sixpence after making money he and family as also James and Margaret's families were all well. Tom for a year or more before then had ran up to some portions of the Army goods for sale. He had done very well on that business until taken prisoner at Henchest [?]. He was four weeks with them when he and another young fellow escaped and traveled 50 miles through the woods to the Potomac.
We left Philadelphia on the 7th January and stopped at fortress Alonroe. Left there on 17th January, had a very fair passage through some of the Bahamas in the West India Islands, got to the mouth of the Mississippi on the 4th February. We got to N Orleans on the 13th where I had the pleasure of seeing Alexander Warner who was in good health. He likes pretty well he is stationed in N Orleans. You can tell his people so if you see them any time. We got to this place on the 15th February 125 miles above N Orleans. We expect every day to be sent up the river to a stronger fortified place called Fort Huchon. We have somewhere about 4000 soldiers, likewise a great number of gunboats. This country is a very fruitful and a great sugar growing country. Very flat but some beautiful estates all along the river. This place is quite interesting and considered very healthy. There was a great fight here last August, since when the Federalize have held possession. It is the purpose of the Federal government to get command of this river if possible, though it is my decided opinion that they will never subdue the Southern People. If the war makes no better progress by the 1st May next they will have to come to teerms. I have a very little opinion of the army as a whole. The material is good enough but the great evil is there is no cohesion, too much individual opinion. For my part I care very little how it goes since I have seen the Yankee in his full character think they deserve to be whipped. We have received no pay yet though we expect it every day. I should send you a little if it was not that exchange has got so high that we would have to pay about 70 cents on the 100. You will see that it is too much of a loss. Dear Mary I wish you send this to your grandmother in Scotland and if you see Mr. Livesey give him my very best wishes for him and his families welfare. Give my best wishes to grandfather, grandmother, Henry, Ann, and all the family. I send my best wishes to Mother and family hoping I shall soon be in a better position to write to you all. Excuse all in particular and accept of kind love from your affectionate father
(Direct John Abercrombie, Laurence, Mass)
My mother also sent me a letter in this and I have sent you a copy
COPY OF LETTER FROM FLORA ABERCROMBIE Laurence Mass March 22 1863
Dear Daughter
I take the opportunity of writing to you to let you know that we are all in good health at present thank God, hoping you are enjoying the same. You father has gone away for four months now. He is in the place where there is going to be a great fight which we don't know what this war is going to turn to. We think it will be serious. We hope by the help of God he will come back again but it is very uncertain for there was a man shot by the rebels in the place where your father is. I may let you know that your little brother Allan is getting a big boy and he is always talking about his sister Mary Abercrombie. Ralph and John are fine boys too and you have got another little sister Flora Ellen. I was sick for two months after father went away but I am getting better now. We all join and send our love to Mrs. Ogden, Mr. and Mrs. Firth. No more at present your affectionate mother,
Flora Abercrombie
Please direct your letter by the same directions your father sent this letter from the army to send to you.
Dear Grandmother I have copied these letters just as they are. We intend writing to America next week and if you wish to send a few words to my father would you please send them soon and then they can join our letter. I now conclude with our love to you all.
Mary Abercrombie

Affadavit from Matthew McDonald in John Abercrombie's pension file, 9 Jan 1891, a resident of Laurence Massachusetts:
"I knew Mrs. Abercrombie more than forty years ago in Scotland and was well acquainted with her first husband James Kelly there. He died in 1851. I was living at Thornley Bank in Scotland when he died there and I saw his funeral. I am still acquainted with Mrs. Abercrombie who lives here in Laurence."

Affadavit from John Stewart (32 Melrose St) and Elizabeth Ashworth (221 Water St) of Laurence, MA on 29 Nov 1890 (affadavit that the claimant has not remarried and that she is without other means of support than her daily labor):
"That she lives with her deformed daughter, who keeps a little store for the sale of bread &c and has no other means of support. The daughter is thirty eight, the child of her first husband."

Was married once before, with children. Several children "Kelley"s are listed with the family in 1880, with a Mary listed as a daughter, and there are Kelleys living in the same house in the 1900 census after her death.

Listed in the 1890-1891/2 Lawrence city directory (after the death of her husband). Applied for a pension in 1895(?). Probably died before the 1900 census.

They had the following children:

  M i Robert Kelly
  M ii Isaac Kelly
  F iii Mary Kelly

Isaac Kelly [Parents] was born 1 in Dec 1848 in Scotland. He died . He married Ellen.

Ellen was born 1 about 1854 in England. She died 2 before 1900. She married Isaac Kelly.

They had the following children:

  M i Albert B. Kelly was born 1 about 1875 in Massachusetts. He died .
  M ii Freddie Kelly was born 1 about 1879 in Massachusetts. He died .
  F iii Mabel Kelly was born 1 in Oct 1884 in Massachusetts. She died .

Mary Kelly [Parents] was born 1 in Jan 1851 in Scotland. She died .

In 1890, Mary Kelly is described as Flora Abercrombie's "deformed daughter who keeps a little store for the sale of bread, etc. The child is thirty-eight, the child of her first husband."

She had the following children:

  F i Mary Kelly was born 1 in Dec 1879 in Massachusetts. She died .

This child shows up on the 1880 census, but does not reappear again. Perhaps she died, perhaps she was taken away from her mother? In either case, it appears that her mother was unmarried, since the child has the same last name.

Robert Kelly [Parents] was born 1 about 1845 in Scotland. He died . He married J. Sarah.

J. Sarah was born 1 about 1845 in Ireland. She died . She married Robert Kelly.

They had the following children:

  M i R. William Kelly was born 1 about 1869 in Massachusetts. He died .
  F ii E. Mary Kelly was born 1 about 1871 in Massachusetts. She died .
  M iii George Kelly was born 1 about 1877 in Massachusetts. He died .

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