39 relatives here, but not a curator... happy to assist

Started by living Cooley on Saturday, March 2, 2013


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Private User
3/2/2013 at 8:48 PM

You did great! Thank you very much. Hope you like the project logo.

3/2/2013 at 8:55 PM

Looks great! As far as Charlestown goes, I think in order to keep an Ancient Planters list manageable I would tend to go with Charlestown settlers who arrived on one of the original 11 ships with the possible exception of notable early settlers. I'm still looking around for some good source material as far as families go, since this doesn't provide much help: http://www.charlestownhistoricalsociety.org/genealogy.html

Private User
3/2/2013 at 9:04 PM


I like a small, targeted list like this Woburn project. It actually gets done that way.

The list of 100? Mentioned in Wikipedia is too many.

Poor Thomas Walford!

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlestown,_Boston

Private User
3/2/2013 at 9:06 PM

Originally a Puritan English city during the Colonial era (a time to which many of the neighborhood's structures date), Charlestown was founded in 1628, and settled July 4, 1629, by Thomas Graves, Increase Nowell, Simon Hoyt, Rev. Francis Bright, Ralph, Richard and William Sprague and about 100 others who preceded the Great Migration.

Private User
3/2/2013 at 9:16 PM

This is a great general resource (with explanations of the records)


3/2/2013 at 9:31 PM

I agree with you on the small focused projects. Unless it's something like Mayflower ancestors which attracts a lot of contributors, small is much easier to get done.

3/2/2013 at 9:33 PM

but, an incomplete project can always be added to over time :)

3/2/2013 at 9:36 PM

We could start with the original covenanters, assuming we can get their names accurately :)

Private User
3/2/2013 at 9:58 PM

That's exactly what I was looking for a list of. So far I'm clear that there were 3 Sprague brothers, they kicked out the fur trapper, and the water was bad. It's still bad Mystic side.

3/2/2013 at 10:11 PM

I've found a copy of the list, so far I only have it in image form but I'll backtrack to where I found it and link you to it as best I can :)

3/2/2013 at 10:13 PM
3/2/2013 at 10:16 PM

I think I'm getting a good line on the first two couples, so I can work from the top of thehe list if you want to start from the bottom

3/2/2013 at 10:24 PM

always fun to find a 117 year old man as an MP while on these quests ;) Sir John William Palmer, Sr., Dr.

Private User
3/2/2013 at 10:28 PM

Let's set up a new project and write out (or somehow find an online version to copy & paste) into the project overview. There's a "how to set up a project toolkit" somewhere that's really good.

That's a great google book find.

3/2/2013 at 10:40 PM

So far, I only find the names in that form via google books, so I think we may be stuck with writing them out

3/2/2013 at 10:45 PM

I do also find them like this, though:
Increase Nowell & Parnell his wife.
Thomas Beecher & Christian his wife.
Abram Palmer & his wife.
Raph Sprage & Joan his wife.
Willm Frothingham & Anne his wife.
Ryce Coles & Arrald his wife.
Henry Harwood & Elizabeth his wife
Source: The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles Author: John William Linzee Call Number: CS71.P24 p. 293

3/2/2013 at 10:47 PM

adds to the confusion when people make typos like Raph Sprage

3/2/2013 at 10:53 PM

Okay, this seems like a reasonably good transcription, but we should still double check:

"Increase, Parnel, Nowell.

" Tho:, Christian, Beecher.

" Abra:, Grace, Palmer.

" Ralph, Jone, Sprague.

" Edward, Sarah, Convers.

" Nicholas, Amy, Stowers.

" Ezek:, Susan, Riclieson.

" Henery, Elizabeth, Harwood.

" Robert, Jone, Hale.

" Geo:, Margarit, Hucheson.

"Tho:, Elizab., James.

" William, Ann, Frolhingham.

" Ralph, Alice, Mousall.

" liice, Arrold, Cole,

" Richard, Mary, Sprague.

"John, Bethiah, Haule.

" William, Dade.

" Thomas, Minor.

" Thomas, Squire.

3/2/2013 at 10:57 PM

looked reasonable at first glance anyway, lol

3/2/2013 at 11:07 PM

Increase, Parnel, Nowell.
Tho :, Christian, Beecher.
Abra :, Grace, Palmer.
Ralph, Jone, Sprague.
Edward, Sarah, Convers.
Nicholas, Amy, Stowers.
Ezek :, susan, Richeson.
Henery, Elizabeth, Harwood.
Robert, Jone, Hale.
Geo :, Margerit, Hucheson.
Tho :, Elizab : James.
William, Ann : Frothingham.
Ralph, Alice, Mousall.
Rice, Arrold, Cole.
Richard, Mary, Sprague.
John, Bethiah, Haule.
William, Dade.
Thomas, Minor.
Thomas, Squire.

3/2/2013 at 11:09 PM

that's likely a good starting point, bearing in mind that there are pretty much guaranteed to be spelling differences; likely Richardson instead of Richeson, etc.

Private User
3/2/2013 at 11:20 PM

Yes, we should conform the spelling to modern usage and put in the historic in curly brackets or something.

Private User
3/2/2013 at 11:22 PM

Same with punctuation. I actually like the way the first was written out with families. Make alphabetical by last name?

3/2/2013 at 11:27 PM

alphabetizing sounds good if we want this to be the seed for something larger, yes and yes to curly brackets too :)

3/2/2013 at 11:30 PM

I'm going to research down the line as they stand now in terms of finding geni profiles to fit them, though

3/2/2013 at 11:31 PM

tomorrow, I think, yawn

3/3/2013 at 10:10 PM

currently researching George Hutchinson and descendants; as far as I can tell he doesn't currently have a profile on Geni, which seems odd to me given that I can find his parents and a grandson of his. Anyway, I'll add him in now :)

3/4/2013 at 4:07 AM

Okay, here are profiles for the lion's share of the first covenanters; I've found genealogical information for descendants of Thomas Squire and William Dade/Dady as well, but haven't been able to find profiles for them on geni.

Increase Nowell

Parnell Nowell

Christiana Barker

Thomas Beecher

Abraham Palmer
are parents accurate? also shown as parents of his likely brother Walter Palmer - see Walter Palmer
and http://longislandgenealogy.com/Surname_Pages/palmer.htm

Grace Palmer

Lt. Ralph Sprague

Deacon Edward Converse

Nicholas Stowers

Ezekiel Richardson (Immigrant)

Henry Harwood, Sr.

Deacon Robert Hale

George Hutchinson, Jr.

Rev. Thomas James, Sr.

William Frothingham

Dea. Ralph Mousall

Ryse Cole

Richard Sprague

John Hall of Yarmouth

Lt. Thomas Minor, IV

7/5/2013 at 11:11 AM

Deacon Robert Hale was my great great great granddad

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