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Ancestry of Phillip Harrison McKinstry



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Nathan McKinstry and Hannah Taylor




Husband Nathan McKINSTRY

           Born: 27 Feb 1819 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: 7 Feb 1889
         Buried: 


         Father: William McKINSTRY III (1792-1868)
         Mother: Matilda MARCY (1792-1883)


       Marriage: 8 Aug 1842 - prob Sturbridge, Massachusetts




Wife Hannah TAYLOR

           Born: 25 Jan 1817 - Edenfield, Lancashire, England
     Christened: 
           Died: 1890 - Southbridge, Massachusetts
         Buried: 


         Father: Robert TAYLOR (      -      )
         Mother: Betsy COOK (      -      )




         Father: Jude TAYLOR (Abt 1776-      )
         Mother: Betty ROBINSON (      -      )





Children
1 F Mary Alma McKINSTRY

           Born: 12 Jan 1844 - Southbridge, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried:  - Webster, Massachusetts
         Spouse: Waldo JOHNSON (      -      )
           Marr: 23 Sep 1875



2 M Lemuel Arthur McKINSTRY

           Born: 1 Jan 1846 - Soutbridge, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: 16 Mar 1891 - Southbridge, Massachusetts
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Lovina SMITH (      -      )
           Marr: Sep 1877



3 M George Nathan McKINSTRY

           Born: 11 Jan 1848 - Southbridge, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: Jun 1908 - Southbridge, Massachusetts
         Buried: 



4 M William T. McKINSTRY

           Born: 24 Sep 1850 - Soutbridge, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: 3 Jan 1852 - Southbridge, Massachusetts
         Buried: 



5 M Jude Taylor McKINSTRY

           Born: 26 Jan 1853 - Southbridge, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried:  - Worcester, Massachusetts
         Spouse: Emmogene MACCOMBER (      -      )
           Marr: 3 Apr 1884



6 M William Luther McKINSTRY

           Born: 11 Jun 1858 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: 24 Jun 1942 - Southbridge, Massachusetts
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Jennie Sarah BOND (1859-1919)
           Marr: 29 Sep 1880 - Southbridge, Massachusetts




General Notes (Husband)

Genealogy of the McKinstry Family says tehre were five children; I have six listed here.


General Notes (Wife)

I researched in familysearch.org (International Genealogical Index), and federal censuses.

In 1850, Nathan McKinstry, his wife, and his children born before 1850 were vacationing on the other planet. None of them can be found in the U.S. He is missing from Southbridge along with most other McKinstry's who were living there by 1860.
In 1860 about four of them are lined up on a page, presumably on adjacent farms along a road.

In the 1840 census Jude Taylor is found living in Southbridge.

1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 60-70, 1 female 16-20, 2 females 20-30, 1 female 60-70.

A. P. Taylor, who in a later census turns out to be Avery P. TAylor, manufacturer, b Massachusetts, and David TAylor also lived in Sturbridge and Southbridge in 1840. Only Avery lived there of the three by 1850.

In 1830 Jude Taylor is not in the U.S.

In 1850 Jude Taylor b about 1776, a laborer, and Jude Taylor, 28, b abt 1822 in England, engraver, with wife Amey b RI, as well as I can read it (could be Annie), and Alice L. Taylor age 2 born Massachusetts. All living in Pawtucket, Bristol, RI.

In 1880 Jude Taylor age 56, b abt 1824, manufacturer of hair cloth, wife Annie F, age 52, Catherine, 29, Emma F. 20, living in Pawtucket, Bristol, RI.

In 1860, Jude Taylor of North Providence, RI, engraver, b England, about 39, b abt 1821. Wife Amy, 32, children Kathleen, 9, b MA, and Emma, 2. , b RI.

In no year from 1830 through 1860 do any Jude Taylor's appear in the U.S. but these two.

Maybe 50 Hannah Taylor's were born or christened in Lancashire in 1817; but only exactly one HAnnah Taylor was born to a Jude Taylor, who also had a son named Jude, and there was exactly one Jude Taylor in Lancashire in his time. There may have been two or three Jude Taylor's in all of England, atleast in the IGI.

IGI: Children of Jude Taylor and Betty, born and christened in Lancashire.

Hannah b 24 Jan 1815, christened 12 Apr 1815, Haslingden, Lancashire. From submission by LDS member only; no extracted local record for her. Birth date I have is 25 Jan 1817, Edenfield.

Jude b 17 Mar 1819, christened 5 May 1819, Haslingden, Lancashire. From submission by LDS member; no extracted local record for him.

The rest all come from extractions by LDS of local records, and some were also submitted by an LDS member from his or her own records or research for temple sealing.

John b 27 May 1801, chr 28 Jun 1801, Edenfield, Lancashire.
Alice b 23 Nov 1802, chr 12 Dec 1802, Edenfield, Lancashire.
Anne b 21 Jan 1804, chr 26 Feb 1804, Bury, Lancashire, England
John b 04 Sep 1805, chr 22 Sep 1805, Edenfield.
James, b 29 May 1807, chr 15 Jul 1807, Redvales, Lanchashire, which is now part of Manchester; christened Bury, Lancashire.
Mary b 16 Jul 1808 Redvales, christened 1 Mar 1809 Bury, Lancashire.
Ann b 15 May 1810 chr 08 Jul 1810 St. Mary, Bury, Lancashire.
Robert b 15 May 1810, chir 08 Jul 1810 St. Mary, Bury, Lancashire.
Ellen b 09 Nov 1812, chr 19 Jan 1813, Union St. Wesleyan Methodsist, Rochdale, Lancashire, England.

The 1840 census makes it appear that there were several later children we don't know about. They did not live with their father by 1850.


From Mapquest, these places are all within 12 miles of each other. Manchester, Bury and Rochdale are sizable places located near Haslingden and Edenfield, which are about two miles apart.

For the marriages of Jude Taylor and Betty, we have a mixed bag.

A member of LDS submitted the information that Jude Taylor married Betty Crook on Jan 1, 1801, at Bury, Lancashire, England. This marriage (and also the christenings of the last two children) could have taken place at some nonconformist church without official recognition in England at that time.

From an extracted local record comes the information that Jude Taylor married Betty Robinson 12 Jun 1813 Middleton by Oldham, Lancashire, which was within the town of Bury. This marriage is too late for this Betty to be the mother of most of Jude's children. He could conceivably have married two women named Betty. I proceed here on the assumption that that happened. In fact, that would help explain the change in pattern in timing of births between the ages of the children born between 1801 and 1812, and those born in 1815 and 1819.

No official record of Jude Sr's birth or christening is recorded in IGI, though there are submissions from LDS members of various guesses on who his parents were.

The name Jude, which is not at all a common name combined with Taylor anywhere in the world, appears a couple of dozen times in Lancashire from 1600 through the 18th century, and in two other English counties as well.


General Notes for Child George Nathan McKINSTRY

unmarried


General Notes for Child William Luther McKINSTRY

He lived with his son, Harrison, in 1920.
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Nathan McKinstry




Husband Nathan McKINSTRY

           Born: 3 Feb 1774 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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           Died: 1815 - Newbury, Vt
         Buried: 


         Father: William McKINSTRY (1723-1795)
         Mother: Mary MORSE (1733-1800)






Wife

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Children

General Notes (Husband)

Distinguished physician and surgeon. Morse Genealogy is missing him. Russ McKinstry's record is missing it too; info may have come from Morse genealogy (which the Morse information clearly did.) Birth from Sturbridge town records; names parents William and Mary. Genealogical article of William McKinstry's family includes him.
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Orilla Davis McKinstry




Husband Orilla Davis McKINSTRY

           Born: 1817 - Charlton, Massachusetts
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         Father: Daniel McKINSTRY (1788-      )
         Mother: Rachel BROWN (?) (      -      )






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Children

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Philip Harrison McKinstry and Lucille Marie Antoinette Reno




Husband Philip Harrison McKINSTRY

           Born: 1915 - Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: Jul 2000 - Soutbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
         Buried: 


         Father: Harrison Bond McKINSTRY (1884-1968)
         Mother: Davida (Vida) Bennett MAXWELL (1889-1974)


       Marriage: 1938 - Southbridge, Massachusetts




Wife Lucille Marie Antoinette RENO

           Born: 1914 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
     Christened: 
           Died: 
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Children

General Notes (Husband)

Paper: Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA)
Message: PHILIP H. MCKINSTRY, 85
Date: July 14, 2000
Section: DEATHS
Page: B5

SOUTHBRIDGE -- Philip H. McKinstry, 85, of Lebanon Hill Road, a retired aircraft company worker, died Thursday, July 13, in Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge, after an illness.


He leaves his wife of 62 years, Lucille (Reno) McKinstry; two sons, Russell H. McKinstry of West Yarmouth and Ronald P. McKinstry of Mansfield; two da ughters, Diana Frost of Acton and Marilyn L. McKinstry of Middleton; a sister, Jean Guardiani of Southbridge; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces. Two brothers, George and William McKinstry, and three sisters, Margaret Piehl, JoAnn Crocker and Elizabeth Landine, all died before him. He was born in Southbridge, son of Harrison and Davida (Maxwell) McKinstry. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.Mr. McKinstry worked at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., before retiring.


He was a member of Notre Dame Parish.

He made tools. He worked for a company in Southbridge, was laid off, and moved to Acton, where he got a new job, where his son Russ grew up.


The funeral will be Saturday, July 15, from Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St., with a Mass at 11 a.m. in Notre Dame Church, 446 Main St. Calling hours are from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, in the funeral home.


EDITION: SOUTH COUNTY; BLACKSTONE VALLEY; RT.9 EAST

Section: DEATHS
Page: B5

Copyright (c) 2000 Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp.


General Notes (Wife)

Russ McKinstry said that the original was Renaud. They consistently reported on the census that they were French Canadian. Even though the entire clan appeared in Southbridge and Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts by 1870, most members of each generation through 1930 said they had been born in Canada, and so had their wives. They said they were French Canadian.

The line seems to have:

John Reno age 69 b abt 1811 (1880 census)
Angella 61 b abt 1819 both born Canada
Peter 33 b 1847 (1880) b abt 1850 - 1910 census, both age 60 in 1910
Aremia 32 wife (b abt 1848) both born Canada
Frank 8 b abt 1872
Almeda 6 b abt 1874
Salvine 8 b abt 1872
Armena 1 b abt 1879 All born in Canada

This is not the same family, unless my notes are very screwed up. It has the rough look of same family in 1870 and 1880.
Reno, John 68 b 1812
Angella 61
Israel 12 in school
Mary 20
Frank 18
Delia 16


Alcidus Reno age 25 b abt 1855
Rosata wife 25


Reno, John, 35, b Canada abt 1845
Susan 36 b Connecticut
John 15 b 1865
Joseph 12 b 1868
Dolphs 7 b 1873
Corinne 9 b 1871
Paul 4 b 1876
Mary? 2 b 1878

John Reno b 1840
Celina b 1840
Mary b 1863 Canada
Rosa 1865 CA
Meulda b 1869 CA
Fred b 1877 Connecticut

1880 Edward b 1852 MA
1910 - Edward b 1851. 1920 - Edward b 1851.

Fred b 1855 MA

John B b 1873 MA

Israel b 1867 MA (Prob son of John and Angella above. Joseph b 1870 MA
John Reno b 1840
Celina b 1840
Mary b 1863 Canada
Rosa 1865 CA
Meulda b 1869 CA
Fred b 1877 Connecticut


Joseph Reno b 1846 (My brother in law's direct line) Canada
Eliza b 1850 Canada - all parents b Canada as well
Joseph b 1874 MA
Eliza b 1872 MA
John b 1876 MA
Mary b 1878 MA
Peter b 1879 MA - my brother in law's great grandfather

Joseph and family cannot be found in Massachusetts in 1900 nor in 1910; neither can Peter.

Peter married Diana Dastian, spelling approximate, supposedly locally in Southbridge, though she was born in Canada and said on 1920 census she was French Canadian (as did Peter though he reported he was born in Massachusetts.) He said both his paretns were French Canadian. They must have married around 1910, to judge from the subsequent births of their children. One daughter was born around 1911 in Ohio, according to the 1920 census. Two daughters were born around 1912 and 1913 back in Massachusetts, according to hte 1920 census. Three daughters were born in Canada between 1914 and about 1918, according to the 1920 census. The child born in 1914 was born in Calgary, Alberta according to family records. she is my brother in law's grandmother. According to Russ McKinstry, he needed to travel all the way to Calgary, Alberta, to find work as an optician. In 1920 they were back in Southbridge.
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Rachel McKinstry




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Wife Rachel McKINSTRY

           Born: 1815 - Charlton, Massachusetts
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         Father: Daniel McKINSTRY (1788-      )
         Mother: Rachel BROWN (?) (      -      )





Children

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Sarah McKinstry




Husband

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Wife Sarah McKINSTRY

           Born: 9 Aug 1753 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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           Died: 1814 - New York
         Buried: 


         Father: William McKINSTRY (1723-1795)
         Mother: Mary MORSE (1733-1800)





Children

General Notes (Wife)

A Sarah McKinstry married Abel Bacon of North Woodstock, intention published, 19 Sep 1773.

Sarah married someone, unknown to author of Genealogy of teh McKinstry family, and died in New York.
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Silas McKinstry and Lucy Twiss




Husband Silas McKINSTRY

           Born: 28 Aug 1797 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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           Died: 1856
         Buried: 


         Father: William McKINSTRY Jr or II (1755-      )
         Mother: Esther ROBBINS (1760-      )


       Marriage: 




Wife Lucy TWISS

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           Died: 
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Children
1 M Henry McKINSTRY

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2 M Albert McKINSTRY

           Born:  - Southbridge, Massachusetts
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           Died: 
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3 F Mary E. McKINSTRY

           Born: 1829 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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           Died: 
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4 M James T. McKINSTRY

           Born:  - Southbridge, Massachusetts
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5 M Charles McKINSTRY

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6 M Asa McKINSTRY

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7 M John Addison McKINSTRY

           Born: 6 Aug 1825
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 




General Notes (Husband)

Birth from Sturbridge town records


General Notes for Child Henry McKINSTRY

Lived in Kansas in 1857.


General Notes for Child John Addison McKINSTRY

Birth from Sturbridge town records
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Susan McKinstry




Husband

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Wife Susan McKINSTRY

           Born: 1816
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         Father: David McKINSTRY (1787-1857)
         Mother: Mary (      -      )





Children

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William McKinstry




Husband William McKINSTRY

           Born: 3 May 1782
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           Died: 1790
         Buried: 


         Father: James McKINSTRY (1751-      )
         Mother: Lois DIX (1751-      )






Wife

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Children

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William McKinstry Jr or II and Esther ROBBINS




Husband William McKINSTRY Jr or II

           Born: 17 Jul 1755 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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         Father: William McKINSTRY (1723-1795)
         Mother: Mary MORSE (1733-1800)


       Marriage: 19 Feb 1785 - prob Sturbridge, Massachusetts




Wife Esther ROBBINS

           Born: 10 Mar 1760 - Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: 
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         Father: Benjamin ROBBINS (1724-1793)
         Mother: Elizabeth HEMENWAY (1727-1803)





Children
1 M John McKINSTRY




           Born: 11 Apr 1786 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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           Died: 18 Dec 1863
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Kezia BATCHELOR (BATCHELDOR) (1787-1863)
           Marr: 2 Oct 1808



2 F Elizabeth McKINSTRY

           Born: 1787 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: 
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         Spouse: Asa DRESSER (      -      )
           Marr: 30 Apr 1809 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts



3 F Mary McKINSTRY

           Born: 
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         Spouse: Luther CLEMENS (      -      )
           Marr: 2 Apr 1815 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts



4 M William McKINSTRY III

           Born: 22 Jul 1792 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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           Died: 14 Aug 1868
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         Spouse: Matilda MARCY (1792-1883)
           Marr: 17 Aug 1815 - Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts



5 M Silas McKINSTRY

           Born: 28 Aug 1797 - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
     Christened: 
           Died: 1856
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Lucy TWISS (      -      )




General Notes (Husband)

Inherited one third of his father's land, including the house (which was still standing in 1947). Part of the house apparently was intended for use of the Baptist Society, which may have met in the kitchen.

Wiliam Morse succeeded as the occupant and owner of his father's home. A sample of his record keeping has been preserved; "indicative of his careful accounting and may we say his Scotch thrift. It also shows a nice cursive hand.


General Notes for Child John McKINSTRY

Served in Massachusetts legislature.
Birth from Sturbridge town records
Marriage in Sturbridge town records.

Ived in Southbrdige, on the family homestead. He was a member of the HOuse of Representatives of Massachusetts in 1858 from Southbridge.

His wife, Keziah Batchelor, of Charlton, Massachusetts was a sister of Rev. David Batcheller, a well known Methodist clergyman of his time.

John was the next occupant of the family homestead.

"His personality is well described in a letter to me from my cousin Elizabeth whose composition I have quoted, and from which I now quote:

'Once when your mother was here, I gave her an old letter, our grandfather wrote to our grandmother, when he was in Boston, as representative from Southbridge -- I remember ti began "HOnored Madam" and gave advice to the boys, Prevostus, Francis and Otis about the farm work -- you know, he taught the district school witners, when a young man and named his first boy, Prevostus, and first girl, Manilla, as a change from the more common names that most of his scholars bore. He was a masterful man and was called King John, by his help and neighbors. He was a tall man - 6 feet, dark and spare, energetic, with a taste for books, and writing, adn with little or none, of the Yankee twang, and dialect common at that time, though he liked to coin words, and to express his ideas in an original manner. He was born in this house, which was then in Sturbridge, and built by his father, who was William, son of William, the Scotch Irish man, from Carrickfergus, Ireland.

Births of his children are recorded in his family bible.

Some samples of his writing:

From a letter:

"Rec'd yours with much exultation relating to nuptial affairs."

"Having been requested by your parents (whom it is my duty and delight to obey) I once more take my pen to write a few lines; although in a rhapsody style. "

"But alas - religion does not prosper in the towns hereabouts - the people's conversation is principally upon political disputes. "

"O Lord thou are worthy fo our best tahnks and greatest eoncomiums and Thy name deserves to be perpetuated in our hearts."

Another letter: "The day I left Marblehead I came to Salem, sold my cheese to advantage, bought salt very cheap, came to Medford that night, and on the third night reached home." Another letter lists the produce he has to sell.

On his winter's work as a school teacher:

"I began my school Dec. 2nd shall finish it the forepart of March next. I have a very large school (84 scholars). When I reflect upon the great multitude of youth that have been and are now entrusted to my care, I feel sad and responsible for the education, morals and manners of the rising generation that I interrogate 'Who is sufficient for these things'. But notwithstanding I am under sucha serious restriction, yet I feel a delight in my employment."
Many of these letters were to Rev. David Batchellor, above.

On the social life of Sturbridge: a four page outline of an argument in the Village Lyceum on the question, "Has the general state of Society in New England been improving for the last hundred years?"

"The discussion of this question has occupied the attetnion of this respectable Society three evenings; in which time many things have been brought forth by those on both sides of the question to show the former and present Characteristics of Society". He contrasts "self interest" with "selfishness", the first commendable, the second implying covetousness and reprehensible and concludes that on the whole there has been a gain which is reason to hope for continuing gain, that we now 'enjoy facilities much more calculated for improving the general state of Society than was the condition one hundred years ago."



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General Notes for Child Mary McKINSTRY

Sturbridge Marriages: Mercy or Marcy and Luther Clemons (Clemmens) of Charlton.


General Notes for Child William McKINSTRY III

Marriage found in Sturbridge town records.


General Notes for Child Silas McKINSTRY

Birth from Sturbridge town records




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