Miscellaneous Research Notes
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WILL SORT THIS OUT SOME DAY?!
Daniel Lamson was the father of Hannah Lamson. She married Joseph
CRANE, son of Noah & Mary (Baldwin) CRANE. Mary Baldwin was
the daughter of Samuel Baldwin. It looks to me like this was the
same Samuel Baldwin and Daniel Lamson that had key roles in the
From: BARBARA PETTY Refer#: NONE
To: JOANNE RABUN Recvd: NO
Subj: LAMSON in Newark/Horsenk Conf: (528)
Hi Joanne. I'm descended from one of the Mass. LAMSONS (Barnabas)
but he is thought by some genealogists to have been a brother
of William of Ipswich, Mass, and possibly also THOMAS LAMSON of
NEW HAVEN. Wouldn't the latter put a LAMSON closer to those Conn.
families who migrated down into NJ? Barnabas had two sons, Joseph
and Barnabas. Joseph is my ancestor. His son Barnabas stayed a
while in New England but got into some hot water for chasing skirts
in Essex co. Mass. I think he fathered a child there (out of wedlock)
and left town (story is he went to Va).
Of William's children I don't have any knowledge.
Thomas LAMSON, according to Savage's GEN. DICT. had at least a
son Jonathan bpt. 2 Mar 1645. Jonathan and Zubah (who m. Joshua
Wills of Windsor Conn in 1670) are the only two children mentioned
in Thomas's will of 1664. It is possible though that Jonathan
had sons. It is also said that it is not known where Thomas LAMSON
was bef. arriving in New Haven (by 1639).
Memorial of Elder Ebenezer Lamson of Concord, Mass by Otis E.
Lamson states the following in a footnote somewhere between pp.
13-15: The earliest mention of the name of "Lamson"
-variously spelled Lampson Lambson or Lambsonn, and Lamson - occurs
in the vicinity of Boston, Mass., and the three men were : William
Lamson, of Ipswich, Mass.; Barnabas Lamson, of Cambridge, Mass.,
Thomas Lamson of New Haven, Conn.
William Lamson is said to have come from England in 1634, and
Barnabas Lamson came from Harwich, England in 1635. It is probable
that they were brothers or at least closely related. In May, 1634,
the people of Newton, now Cambridge, Mass., meditating removal,
"sent men to Agawam, (this name was changed to Ipswich in
August, 1634), and Merrimack, and gave out that they would move,"
but they emigrated to Connecticut. So that there was probably
some social connection between those three places and William
and Thomas may have been influenced in their choice of location
in this way, while Barnabas remained in Newton. ...
Thomas LAMSON appears in New Haven, Conn., about 1639, when his
name is on a list containing all the "Freemen of the Courts
of New Haven." Where he came from originally, or whether
he located elsewhere previously before removal to New Haven, is
not known. The usual tradition of "three emigrant brothers"
so popular in many genealogies, may thus have a more than probable
foundation of fact in this case. - W.J. Lamson.
It might be fruitful to check into the New Haven records for some
childr. of Jonathan? Just a suggestion, though Savage didn't know
the names of any of the children of William of Ipswich. It's also
possible that a child (son) might have been already provided for
before Thomas made his will, as has happened in some of my own
personal cases. By the way, on CD113 there is a genealogy: Some
Descendants of Thomas
Bryant of Chester County, PA by Miram L. Luke and Frances L. Ferguson,
pub. by Unigraphic, Inc, 1977 which lists the wife of Eleazer
Lamson as Abigail SWAIN. Their daughter Elizabeth LAMPSON married
John DODD, son of Daniel and Phoebe (BROWN) DODD of Newark, NJ.
Would you have any interest in that family? Seems I've seen mention
of DODDs before in some of y'all's NJ postings. The DODDs of Newark
were originally a Branford, Ct family. Abigail Dodd, dau. of John
and Elizabeth, married Job, son of Azariah and Rebecca CRANE.
Their dau. Mary DODD m. Joseph CHANDLER; their dau. Phoebe m.
Elihu WARD; their son David m. Sarah HARRISON; and Elizabeth m.
Judge John PECK. Unfortunately there is no further information
on Elizabeth (LAMPSON) DODD's parents, their origins or her siblings.
Hope this will be some help. Barb