22 April 2014

Unraveling Six Generations of Nipmuc Sarahs

Because land passed through the females of our matriarchal tribe, 

Sarah Robins (abt. 1689 – bef. 1750), 

Sarah Muckamaug (1718 – 1751), 
Sarah Burnee (1744 – 1812), and 
Sarah Boston (abt. 1787 – 1837)

all occupied the “Muckamaug Allotment” in what is now Hassanamesit Woods in Grafton, MA. The total allotment was approximately 197 acres including the 106 acre plot shown below.

















Sarah Mary Boston (21 February 1819 - 10 February 1879) was born and raised on the Muckamaug parcel but married and moved to Worcester, Massachusetts as an adult.
Sarah Ellen Walker (abt, 1845 - 15 October 1892) is the daughter of Sarah Mary Boston and her husband, Gilbert Walker, and lived in Worcester her entire life. 

Sarah Robins is believed to be the daughter of Robin Petavit, the Nipmuc sachem who led the Hassanamesit Nipmuc community in the latter half of the 17th century. She married Peter Muckamaug and lived in Providence, Rhode Island until 1729 when she returned to Hassanamesit and settled on her land. Sarah participated in a 1744 petition to the MA Bay legislature to remove and replace the Hassanamisco guardians. The Nipmucs felt that the guardians were corrupt and stealing their trust funds. They also asked for the guardians live closer to Hassanamesit so that the Nipmucs did not have to travel so far to receive their monies. 


Peter Muckamaug died around 1744 and two years later Sarah remarried. She and her husband, Thomas English remained on the Muckamaug parcel until Sarah's death around 1749.


Sarah Muckamaug was the daughter of Sarah Robins and Peter Muckamaug. She lived in Providence, Rhode Island where she was indentured to the Brown family. After her father's death in 1744, she returned to Hassanamesit and settled on her mother's land. While living in Providence, she married Aaron Whipple and had 4 children - Rhonda, Abigail, Abraham, and Joseph. When she returned to Hassanamesit, she left Whipple (who was reportedly abusive to her) and her three eldest children in Providence. After her mother's death in 1749, Sarah took over the homestead and married African-American Fortune Burnee. One of the first things the young couple did was to sell off land to build an English-style house. It seems from the records that still exist, that the Burnee house was the first English-style house to be built by Nipmucs living on Hassanamesit. 


Sarah Muckamaug did not live in her new home for long. She became ill and was forced by the guardians to live with and be cared for by Hezekiah Ward. After her death, Hezekiah demanded payment for his services which necessitated the sale of some of the Muckamaug land.


Sarah Burnee was the daughter of Sarah Muckamaug and Fortune Burnee. She was only seven years old at the time of her mother's death. In 1768, her older brother, Joseph Aaron challenged Sarah for the right to the Muckamaug land. A long court battle ensued with Joseph winning half of the homestead. Joseph and his wife were childless so when Joseph died in 1808, he left his half of the land to Silas Fay, an English farmer.


Sarah Burnee married twice - to Prince Dam sometime before 1768 and to Boston Phillips in 1786. She had no known children with Dam but did have a boy and a girl with Boston Phillips - Ben and Sarah. Boston died in 1798 after a long illness that is much discussed in the existing guardian accounts. By order of the town selectman, Boston was removed from his home and cared for by English neighbors. After his death, Sarah was forced to sell 20 acres to pay for the debt incurred by his illness. Sarah Burnee herself died around 1812.


Sarah Phillips, or more often, Sarah Boston was now the matriarch of the Muckamaug parcel. She was quite famous and stories about her are still told. She had two children - Joseph who was born in 1813 and Sarah Mary who was born in 1818. She died in 1837, the last Nipmuc Sarah to live on that homestead. At the time of her death, the Muckamaug parcel had dwindled to less than 20 acres.



Sketch of Sarah Boston's home







In 1854, Sarah Mary Boston petitioned the Massachusetts legislature for permission to sell the remaining acreage. Sarah Mary had married prominent African-American barber Gilbert Walker and lived in Worcester. The land was sold and turned into an apple orchard. Sarah and Gilbert had one daughter, Sarah Ellen Walker. There is not nearly as much in the records about the two Worcester Sarahs as there is on the Hassanamesit Sarahs. It appears that Sarah Ellen never married and died in 1892 from epilepsy.


A team from the University of Massachusetts has for several years been excavating the Muckamaug parcel now known as Hassanamesit Woods. They have uncovered material culture that further illuminates the lives of these Nipmuc women. I look forward to learning more about these generations of Nipmuc Sarahs.


Aquene,

Cheryll





10 April 2014

Nipmucs in the Civil War

I have several direct and collateral ancestors that served in the Civil War. One of those relations was Christopher Vickers (sometime spelled Vicars). There are several Christopher Vickers that were born and died in the same parts of New England and around the same time periods. I'd like to tell you a little about the Christopher Vickers that was born in Thompson, CT on the 19th of June 1831.

His parents were Christopher Vickers and Mary Curliss. He married Celinda Dailey on January 30, 1852 in Killingly, CT and Diannah  Hazard Smith/Thomas on December 1, 1863 in Oxford, MA. Diannah was the mother of Christopher's sister-in-law, Fannie Thomas Vickers, and nearly ten years older than Christopher. Christopher had three known children, William Christopher (21 Feb 1855 - 9 Mar 1878), Henry A. (Jan 1858 - 19 June 1859), and Albert R. Vickers (4 June 1862 - aft. 1919).

Christopher volunteered for Company G, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery on December 4, 1863. He was captured in Plymouth, North Carolina in April of 1864 and died while a prisoner of war. His military records each carry a variety of dates for his death- August 30, 1864 at Andersonville, Georgia, September 15, 1864 at Andersonville, and October 1864 in Charleston, South Carolina.


 His widow's pension application (and after her death, his son Albert's pension record) discuss the various dates and settle Christopher's date of death on August 30, 1864 from chronic diarrhea.


Diannah Vickers died on October 11, 1877. Her son, William, passed on March 9, 1878. Son, Albert Vickers successfully applied for the pension in his own right.

Christopher Vickers was not the only Nipmuc casualty of the Civil War. His older brother, Rufus Vickers (3 July 1824 - 6 November 1864), also perished at Andersonville. Others who did not return include Daniel Gigger, William H. Cady, and Hezekiah Dorous.

More the next time we meet...

Aquene,
Cher

13 March 2014

My Favorite Resource for New England Native American Research

My favorite record group for tracking Native people in New England is housed in the National Archives down in Washington, DC. It's part of Record Group 75 also known as the records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The pages known as 75.12.2 are the Records relating to Kansas claims of New York Indians. Below is the front page of one of the many records found in this group.



Back in the early 1780s, Samson Occum and Joseph Johnson from the Mohegan tribe in Connecticut founded a town in north central New York for Christian Natives from New England. They negotiated with the Oneida Tribe of New York for this plot of land and called it Brothertown. Families from Mohegan, Narragansett, Nipmuc, and other southern New England tribes joined Occum and Johnson in Brothertown. Of course, north central NewYork had good, fertile soil and by the early 1800s, the wants of the white settlers in that region outweighed the needs of the Native people.

The United States encouraged and assisted the Oneidas and Brothertons (and the Stockbridge Indians who had by this time joined the Brothertons in New York) in negotiating a treaty agreement with the Menominee and Ho-Chunk tribes for land to settle on in Wisconsin. Soon after the treaties were signed by all parties, the Wisconsin tribes objected - stating that they had believed the New York tribes would only live on the land not own it.

The United States tried to reconcile the matter by moving the New York Indians further west to Kansas. That didn't work out either and many of the families stayed in Wisconsin. The "Kansas Claims" are the result of a suit forcing the federal government to make reparations for the land that should have gone to the tribes.
What a genealogical goldmine! Applicants were instructed to give names, dates and birthplaces of themselves, their spouses and their children. In addition, the application asks for the names and places of birth of the applicant's (and spouse's) parents, siblings, grandparents, and aunts and uncles. All that information conveniently located on three pages! As an extra bonus, the form also asks for all ancestors as far back as 1838.
Annie Scott is not a relation of mine but this is still an exciting document! Many of these documents can also be found at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston, MA. The Brotherton Collection in the manuscript department at NEHGS has much information on Brothertown history and ancestry.
Aquene,
Cher

01 February 2014

Family History Writing Challenge

This is my second time participating in this yearly challenge. This year I want to write a bit on two of my favorite families - the Toneys and the Storms (I'm doing two because I couldn't decide on one).

Caesar Toney and Primus Storms are my 5th great grandfathers. Without them, I wouldn't be me. I don't know as much as I'd like to about them but what I do know, you'll soon know as well.

In a tiny cemetery in Basin Harbor, VT, four headstones stand together at the end of a row. One headstone reads "Primus Storms died May 23, 1842 aged 107 years." Also in the row are Primus' wife, Parmelia, and their daughters, Parmelia Langley and Susannah Storms. As far as anyone knows, they are the only African-Americans buried in that cemetery.

Local Addison County, VT history tells the story of Platt Rogers who journeyed to the Vermont side of Lake Champlain and started the town of Basin Harbor. Rogers, a Revolutionary War veteran, traveled from his home in Fishkill, NY, part of Duchess County. Besides settling Basin Harbor, he also created roads between the towns of Ferrisburgh, Vergennes and Panton, VT and ran a ferry that crossed to Lake Champlain's New York side.

Rogers arrived in Vermont in 1789, bringing with him a female slave, "Millie" (Parmelia Storms). Parmelia's formerly enslaved husband, Primus Storms and their children followed Rogers to Vermont. The local story is that Primus worked for Rogers for a set number of years in exchange for freedom for his wife and children and a plot of land. I'm not sure about that story because slavery was abolished in Vermont in 1777. It may be that Primus worked for Rogers in exchange for the land only.

Primus and Parmelia settled in Panton, VT, just a short walk from Basin Harbor. Primus built a home and planted an apple orchard. In later years, the orchard became known as Nig*** Orchard. Primus and Parmelia had five sons and two daughters. All lived, worked and died in Vermont. Most of their grandchildren, however, left Vermont before 1900 and settled in Massachusetts and New York.

I know little about Primus' early years. The owner of the Basin Harbor Club (where the cemetery is located) told me that Primus served General George Washington during Washington's New York campaign in the Revolutionary War. I do know that there was a wealthy landowning (and possibly slave-owning) family named Storms in Fishkill, NY during the mid to late 1700s. It's possible that Primus was once owned by the Fishkill Storms.

I think it's remarkable that a man of color lived to be over 100 years old in nineteen century Vermont. That alone testifies to what an extraordinary man he must have been. On a recent trip to Panton and Basin Harbor, my boss (who happens to own the land once owned by Platt Rogers) and I went to the old Nig*** Orchard and discovered an old cellar hole. She thinks the stones on the cellar hole are arranged similar to the ones in the old "Homestead" in Basin Harbor - a building thought to have been built by Primus. Here's a picture of the cellar hole-



I have land deeds in my Storms files and I will check to make certain that this is the right cellar hole. I had been searching for this for a while and we ended up finding the cellar hole about 30 yards from where I last looked. 

So this is my first installment for this year's challenge. See you tomorrow!

Aquene,
Cheryll 


29 January 2014

The Native Ancestry of Laura Vickers

Laura L. Vickers was born on Dec 30, 1869 in CT. She married Walter Tuttle on August 22, 1889 in Sturbridge, MA. Her marriage record lists her race as Indian.




Her parents were Charles K. Vickers and Polly Dorus*. Charles Vickers was born in Mar 1843 in Hampton, CT. He died on September 6, 1902 at the age of 59 in Sturbridge, MA. The death record lists his color as Indian.



Charles appeared in the 1870 census in Dudley and in the 1880 Sturbridge, MA census. He served in the Civil War, 76th US Colored Troops, Co. K, with his father, Samuel Vickers. Samuel Vickers is probably the grandson of Narragansett Revolutionary War veteran Sampson Hazard. Polly Dorus and Charles K. Vickers were married on April 22, 1868 in Woodstock, CT. Laura’s mother, Polly Dorus, was born in March of 1848 in Woodstock, CT. She died on June 24, 1899 at the age of 51 in Sturbridge, MA. Polly Dorus was a Nipmuc woman.



Polly Dorus’ parents were Charles L. Dorus and Mary Ann Dixon. Charles Dorus was born about 1818 in Connecticut to Joseph Dorus and Polly Pegan Nedson.  Mary Ann Dixon and Charles L. Dorus were married about 1845. Mary Ann Dixon was born on April 24, 1830 in Woodstock, CT to Hosea Dixon and Hopey Reynolds. Mary Ann Dixon Dorus died on March 1, 1888 at the age of 57 in Sturbridge, MA and was buried in Woodstock, CT. Her death record lists her as Indian.



Descendants of two of the children of Charles L. Dorus and Mary Ann Dixon are members of either the Nipmuc Nation or the Chaubunagungamaug Band of Nipmuck Indians.
                               
Martha A. Dorus was born on September 9, 1856 in Woodstock, CT. She married Charles M. Hewitt on
June 18, 1877 in Sturbridge, MA. Martha died on December 27, 1908 at the age of 52 in Sturbridge, MA.
Her descendants include Chaubunagungamaug tribal councilors Kenneth and David White.

Alice Susan Dorus was born on August 2, 1870 in Union, CT. She married Oscar Dean Bates around
1888 and died on March 22, 1940 at the age of 69 in Hampton, CT. Her descendants represent the
Dorus/White/Bates line included on the Nipmuc Nation tribal roll.        

















Joseph Dorus was born about 1770 most likely in New York. He and Polly Pegan Nedson were married
about 1805. Polly Pegan Nedson was born about 1778 in Connecticut. She died on July 14, 1872 at the
age of 94 in Dudley, MA. Her death record clearly states that her mother’s maiden name was Pegan. Pegan
is a known surname of the Dudley/Webster Nipmucs.



One of the children of Joseph Dorus and Polly Pegan Nedson was Soloman W./ Esbon B. Dorus. Esbon
was born about 1811 in Pittsfield, MA. He married Nipmuc Angenette Briggs White on March 13, 1844.
He died on February 11, 1884 at age 72 in Webster, MA. His death record notes that he was buried in
“Indian Ground” (Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915: vol. 357, page 465).



Hosea Dixon was born on January 11, 1798 in Milford, MA. He died on October 25, 1857 at the age of 59 in Woodstock, CT. Hopey Reynolds and Hosea Dixon were married about 1823.  Hopey Reynolds was born between 1790 and 1797 in RI. She died on October 25, 1864 at the age of 74 in Woodstock, CT.
Among the children of Hosea Dixon and Hopey Reynolds were:

Elizabeth Dixon was born on 4 Feb 1836 in Woodstock, CT. She died on 19 Aug 1931 at the age of 95
in Putnam, CT. She was also known as Lovan Tiffany Dixon.

"Woodstock Woman of Indian Blood.  Miss Lovan Dixon Dies at Home of Miss Elizabeth Child Wednesday.  Child of 8th Generation born During her Lifetime." "She was in her 96th year.  She was born February 4, 1836, in North Woodstock, in the English Neighborhood. of Indian parentage and was the last survivor of a family of ten children born to Hosea and Hopey Dixon.  They were of the Wabbaquasset tribe which had long lived in Woodstock.  She is mentioned in the recent "History of Woodstock" by Clarence W. Brown.  At the time of her birth the family lived east of the "Luther rawson Place."  It is not standing at the present time.  At another time their home was near the woolen mill in "Pond Factory" now known to some as "Laurel Pond."

Hosea Dixon (II) was born on January 2, 1842 in Woodstock, CT.  He died on July 13, 1887 at the age of
45 in Woodstock, CT.



John Nedson was born about 1760 in Stonington, CT. A member of the Pequot tribe, he died on January 23, 1845 at the age of 85 in Woodstock, CT.  His wife Mary Pegan was born about 1760.

"The Nedson family still occupied their reservation near Hatchet Pond, swingling flax, chopping wood, weaving baskets and chair bottoms, when not too full of liquor.  It was perhaps one of the progenitors of this family who shouldered a barrell-full of cider and trudged home with it.  A pail-full at the gulp was nothing for them" (Larned, History of Windham County, Book IX, Vol. II).”

The above evidence demonstrates that the ancestors of Laura Vickers Tuttle are both Wabaquaset Nipmucs and Pegan Band Nipmucs. Their earliest known ancestors are John Nedson (Pequot), Mary Pegan (Pegan Nipmuc), Hosea Dixon (Wabaquaset Nipmuc) and Hopey Reynolds (Wabaquaset Nipmuc). In every subsequent generation, the children of these four ancestors married other Nipmucs and Native people.

Ancestor
Tribe/Band
Spouse
Tribe/Band
John Nedson
Pequot
Mary Pegan
Nipmuc
Polly Nedson
Nipmuc
Joseph Dorus
New York Indian
Hosea Dixon
Nipmuc
Hopey Reynolds
Nipmuc
Charles Dorus
Nipmuc
Mary Ann Dixon
Nipmuc
Charles Vickers
Narragansett(living in Nipmuc country abt. 1800)
Polly Dorus
Nipmuc
*Dorus is often spelled Dorous or Doras.


19 July 2013

John Milton Earle's Miscellaneous Indians

What is John Milton Earle's Miscellaneous Indians list? What tribe or tribes did these families and individuals belong to? And why are we still debating this????

Background Information

In 1859, John Milton Earle, of Worcester, MA, was selected to research the number and condition of Indians in Massachusetts. This was in preparation for the enfranchisement of Native peoples in the state. Earle's report is formally known as the Mass. Senate Report #96 of 1861. But most people refer to it as the 1861 (or 1859) Earle Report.


Scan of heading of the Miscellaneous List















At a recent meeting, someone called this portion of the report a non-Nipmuc list. Not so. In the picture above, one can read where Earle placed individuals with the blood of multiple tribes or out-of-state tribes. The individuals are still classified as Indian. The list does not reference any tribe in particular.These individuals and families could have descended from any of the tribes documented in the report (such as Dudley, Troy, or Mashpee) or none of those tribes (ie. Narragansett, Pequot, etc.).

Will the Miscellaneous Indians list lead you to your ancestors tribal origins. Not directly. But it will give you information on your ancestors family members and residence. Use those leads to find what you seek.

Aquene,
Cheryll




11 January 2013

Nedson Family Line


John Nedson (1760-1845) is an ancestor of mine. He was a Pequot Indian, born in Stonington, CT. He lived most of his life in Nipmuc country - taking Nipmuc Mary Pegan as his wife and settling down in Wabaquasset (now Woodstock, CT).

Here are the first three generations of Mary and John Nedson. Is you have corrections or additional information, please let me know!


First Generation

1.  John Nedson was born about 1760 in Stonington, CT. He died on 23 Jan 1845 at the age of 85 in Woodstock, CT.
Mary Pegan was born about 1760.
John Nedson and Mary Pegan had the following children:

              2              i. Polly Pegan Nedson, born abt 1778, Conway, MA or NH; married Joseph Dorous, abt 1805; died 14 Jul 1872, Dudley, MA.
              3             ii. James Nedson, born bef 1785; married Eunice Sampson, abt 1808; died abt 1824.
              4            iii. Asenath Nedson, born abt 1785; married Joshua Buckingham, 23 Sep 1809, Sturbridge, MA.

Second Generation

2.  Polly Pegan Nedson (John-1) was born about 1778 in Conway, MA or NH. She died on 14 Jul 1872 at the age of 94 in Dudley, MA. Polly was buried in Webster, MA.
Polly Pegan Nedson and Joseph Dorus were married about 1805. Joseph Dorus was born about 1770.
Joseph Dorus and Polly Pegan Nedson had the following children:

              5              i. Joe Dorous.
              6             ii. Soloman W./ Esbon B.  Dorous, born abt 1811, Pittsfield, MA; married Angenette Briggs White, 13 Mar 1844 in Sturbridge, MA; died bef 1897.
              7            iii. Charles L. Dorous, born abt 1818, New York; married Mary Ann Dixon, abt 1845.
              8            iv. Diantha Christina Dorous, born abt 1820, Woodstock, CT; married James Nedson, 20 Dec 1847 in Woodstock, CT; married William Waterman, 24 Sep 1853 in Sturbridge, MA.

3.  James Nedson (John-1) was born before 1785. He died about 1824 at the age of 39.
James Nedson and Eunice Sampson were married about 1808. Eunice Sampson, daughter of David Sampson, was born about 1782 in CT. She died before 1830 at the age of 48.
James Nedson and Eunice Sampson had the following children:

              9              i. James Nedson, born abt 1808, Woodstock, CT; married Diantha Christina Dorous, 20 Dec 1847, Woodstock, CT; died 28 Nov 1852, Woodstock, CT.
            10             ii. Ephraim Nedson, born abt 1814, CT; married Susan Dixon, 4 Feb 1845, Woodstock, CT; married Betsey , bef 1830; died 2 Jun 1886, Sturbridge, MA.
            11            iii. Mary Nedson, born abt 1815; married Jedediah Buck, 28 Jan 1835, Griswold, CT; died 27 May 1879, Sturbridge, MA.

4.  Asenath Nedson (John-1) was born about 1785.
Asenath Nedson and Joshua Buckingham were married on 23 Sep 1809 in Sturbridge, MA.Joshua Buckingham died before 1844.
Joshua Buckingham and Asenath Nedson had the following child:

            12              i. Sarah/Sally  Buckingham, born abt 1818, Brimfield, MA; married Samuel White, 30 Apr 1844, *Sturbridge, MA; died bef 1860.

Third Generation

6.  Soloman W./ Esbon B. Dorous (Polly Pegan Nedson-2, John-1) was born about 1811 in Pittsfield, MA. He died before 1897 at the age of 86.
Soloman W./ Esbon B. Dorous and Angenette Briggs White were married on 13 Mar 1844 in Sturbridge, MA. Angenette Briggs White, daughter of Henry White and Betsey Pegan, was born about 1829 in Webster, MA. She died on 11 Jan 1897 at the age of 68 in Woodstock, CT.
Soloman W./ Esbon B.  and Angenette Briggs White had the following children:

            13              i. Hezekial Dorous was born about 1845 in MA. He died on 1 Nov 1864 at the age of 19 in Andersonville, GA.
            14             ii. girl Dorous was born about 1846. She died on 20 Jan 1847 at the age of 1 in Sturbridge, MA.
            15            iii. baby Dorous was born on 24 Feb 1848 in Sturbridge, MA. He/she died before 1859 at the age of 11.
            16            iv. Henry Lafayette Dorous, born Jan 1849, Woodstock, CT; married Emma/Emigene T. G.  Shelley, 11 Jul 1870, Dudley, MA; died 18 Feb 1911, Sturbridge, MA.
            17             v. Esbon B. Dorus was born on 8 May 1851 in Woodstock, CT. He died on 1 Mar 1853 at the age of 1 in Woodstock, CT.
            18            vi. Amelia Cordelia Dorous/ was born about 1852. She died about 1869 at the age of 17 in Webster, MA.
            19          viii. Christiana Dorous, born abt 1855, Woodstock, CT; married Abram/Abraham B.  Jackson, abt 1871.
            20            ix. Matilda A. Dorous, born abt 1858; married Edwin F. A. Jackson, 4 Apr 1875, Dudley, MA; died 24 Mar 1882, Webster, MA.
            21             x. Amanda Edith Dorous, born 30 Apr 1861, Massachusetts; married Edwin W. Vickers, 21 Oct 1890, Berlin, MA.
            22            xi. Elizabeth/Betsey B.  Dorous, born abt 1850, Sturbridge, MA or Union, CT; married Henry Albert Arkless, 7 Sep 1870, Worcester, MA; married E. Gilbert Jackson, abt 1874; married William Henry Noyes, abt 1878; died 3 Feb 1906, Dudley, MA.
               
7.  Charles L. Dorous (Polly Pegan Nedson-2, John-1) was born about 1818 in New York.
Charles L. Dorous and Mary Ann Dixon were married about 1845. Mary Ann Dixon, daughter of Hosea Dixon and Hopey Reynolds, was born on 24 Apr 1830 in Woodstock, CT. She died on 1 Mar 1888 at the age of 57 in Sturbridge, MA. She was buried in Woodstock, CT.
Charles L. Dorous and Mary Ann Dixon had the following children:

            23             i. Franklin Dorus was born about 1846 in NY. He died on 17 Aug 1867 at the age of 21 in Woodstock, CT.
            24             ii. Polly Dorus, born Mar 1848, Woodstock, CT; married Charles K. Vickers, 22 Apr 1868, Woodstock, CT; died 24 Jun 1899, Sturbridge, MA.
            25            iii. child Dorus was born on 9 Nov 1850.
            26            iv. Rhoda Dorus was born on 14 Mar 1851 in Woodstock, CT.
            27             v. Leander Dorus was born about 1852 in CT.
            28            vi. Louisa Dorus was born about 1853 in CT.
            29           vii. Martha A. Dorous, born 9 Sep 1856, Woodstock, CT; married Charles M. Hewitt, 18 Jun 1877, Sturbridge, MA; died 27 Dec 1908, Sturbridge, MA.
            30          viii. MaryAnn M. Dorous, born 9 Sep 1856, Holland, MA; died 25 Feb 1882, Woodstock, CT.
            31            ix. Orrianna Dorus was born about 1858.
            32             x. Ida S. Dorus was born on 30 Jul 1861 in *Woodstock, CT.
            33            xi. Ephram Dorous, born Feb 1863, CT; married Julia L. Crawford, 17 Aug 1882, Woodstock, CT; married Harriet Maria Vickers, 6 Mar 1897, Brooklyn, CT.
            34           xii. Liby Dorus was born on 17 Feb 1864 in Woodstock, CT.
            35          xiii. Mary Ann Dorus was born on 11 Jun 1866 in Woodstock, CT.
            36          xiv. Hannah Dorous was born on 23 Aug 1868 in CT.1 She died after 1880 at the age of 12.
            37           xv. Alice Susan Dorous, born 2 Aug 1870, Union, CT; married Oscar Dean Bates, abt 1888; married Henry Samuel Vickers, 30 Mar 1905, Hampton, CT; died 22 Mar 1940, Hampton, CT.
            38          xvi. Henry Edmund Dorous, born Jun 1871, Woodstock, CT; married Fedelia (Nellie) Anne Vickers, 6 Mar 1897, Brooklyn, CT; died 29 Mar 1942, Hampton, CT.
            39         xvii. Samuel Dorous was born about 1874 in CT.1 He died after 1880 at the age of 6.
               
8.  Diantha Christina Dorous (Polly Pegan Nedson-2, John-1) was born about 1820 in Woodstock, CT.2 She appeared in the census in 1850 Dudley, MA.
Diantha Christina Dorous and James Nedson were married on 20 Dec 1847 in Woodstock, CT. James Nedson, son of James Nedson and Eunice Sampson, was born about 1808 in Woodstock, CT. He died on 28 Nov 1852 at the age of 44 in Woodstock, CT.
James Nedson and Diantha Christina Dorous had the following child:

           40              i. James Nedson was born about 1844 in Woodstock, CT. He died on 2 Jan 1866 at the age of 22 in Dudley, MA.
Diantha Christina Dorous and William Waterman were married on 24 Sep 1853 in Sturbridge, MA.

9.  James Nedson (James-2, John-1) was born about 1808 in Woodstock, CT. He died on 28 Nov 1852 at the age of 44 in Woodstock, CT.
James Nedson and Diantha Christina Dorous were married on 20 Dec 1847 in Woodstock, CT. Diantha Christina Dorous, daughter of Joseph Dorus and Polly Pegan Nedson, was born about 1820 in Woodstock, CT.
James Nedson and Diantha Christina Dorous had the following child:

            40              i. James Nedson, born abt 1844, Woodstock, CT; died 2 Jan 1866, Dudley, MA.

10.  Ephraim Nedson (James-2, John-1) was born about 1814 in CT. He died on 2 Jun 1886 at the age of 72 in Sturbridge, MA.
Ephraim Nedson and Susan Dixon were married on 4 Feb 1845 in Woodstock, CT. Susan Dixon, daughter of Hosea Dixon and Hopey Reynolds, was born about 1825 in MA. She died on 28 Apr 1875 at the age of 50 in Southbridge, MA.
Ephraim Nedson and Susan Dixon had the following children:

            41              i. male Nedson was born on 13 Nov 1845.
            42             ii. Laura Ann Nedson was born about 1846 in Southbridge, MA. She died on 21 Nov 1869 at the age of 23 in Southbridge, MA.
            43            iii. Sarah A. Nedson was born about 1852.
            44            iv. Mary A. Nedson, born abt 1854, MA.
            45             v. Olive Louisa Nedson was born about 1854 in MA. She died on 9 Jun 1871 at the age of 17 in Woodstock, CT.
            46           vi. Cynthia R. Nedson was born about 1856 in MA.
            47           vii. Eunice Amelia Nedson, born abt 1858, Southbridge, MA; married Erastus Henry White, abt 1880, Sturbridge, MA.
            48          viii. Fanny A. Nedson, born abt 1862, Southbridge, MA; married Eugene Hazzard, Jul 1893, Sturbridge, MA.

Ephraim Nedson and Betsey were married before 1830. Betsey died in Apr 1840 in Woodstock, CT.

11.  Mary Nedson (James-2, John-1) was born about 1815. She died on 27 May 1879 at the age of 64 in Sturbridge, MA.1 She was buried in Sturbridge, MA.
Mary Nedson and Jedediah Buck were married on 28 Jan 1835 in Griswold, CT. Jedediah Buck was born in Griswold, CT.

12.  Sarah/Sally Buckingham (Asenath Nedson-2, John-1) was born about 1818 in Brimfield, MA. She died before 1860 at the age of 42.
Sarah/Sally Buckingham and Samuel White were married on 30 Apr 1844 in Sturbridge, MA. Samuel White, son of Henry White, was born in Mar 1818 in Dudley, MA. He died after 1900 at the age of 82.
Samuel White and Sarah/Sally  had the following children:

            49              i. Harriet Jane White, born 2 Mar 1845, Sturbridge, MA; married Jeremiah James Shepard, 1 Jul 1867, Sturbridge, MA; died 28 Oct 1896, Sturbridge, MA.
            50             ii. male White was born on 16 Dec 1846 in Sturbridge, MA.
            51           iii. George Samuel White, born 18 Dec 1847, Sturbridge, MA.
            52           iv. Erastus Henry White, born Jan 1849, Charlton, MA; married Mary Ann Harris/Hanson, 21 Nov 1869, Sturbridge, MA; married Eunice Amelia Nedson, abt 1880, Sturbridge, MA.
            53             v. Sarah Abigail White, born abt 1851, Sturbridge, MA; married Amos T. Jackson, 27 May 1869, Sturbridge, MA; married Amos F. Jackson, 27 May 1869, Sturbridge, MA; died 23 Feb 1933, Brimfield, MA.
            54            vi. Charlotte M. White was born about 1853 in Sturbridge, MA. She appeared in the census in 1855 Sturbridge.

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