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Hampden Co, MA - Queries
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Christina COCHRAN Carvajal  Sun, Sept 28, 1997
The Cochrans are Ulster Scots out of Armagh, Ireland.  Glass Cochran was first sited as lodging in
Hopkinton in 1712,  then homesteaded in Blandford.  There were nine children.  Any information on this family is welcome.
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Ruthann Slossar Sun Sep 21 18:06:48 1997
I am searching for information about Nicolas PREW (PROULX), aka:  Joe PREW. Nicolas was instrumental in the development of the French-Canadian community in MA 1865-1910.  He resided in Holyoke,MA. I believe his wife was Sophie GAUDET, m. Jan.26,1836 in St.Ours PQ Canada. I further believe they belonged to Precious Blood Church in Holyoke,MA.  There is a building on High Street, called THE PREW BUILDING, and also a Street in Holyoke named for him.  I am also looking for decendants of Lina Marie PREW SAVOY MURRAY, b. c.10,1890,d.Feb.1976 ss# 030-36-6521,Holyoke,MA. Thank you.
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Andrew Taylor Fri Sep 26 08:18:16 1997
Searching for information about Simon W. TAYLOR. He was a Woolen Manufacturer in Monson. Lived at 16 Hampden Court. Died in Monson 10/8/1931. Need info about place of birth, parents, and wife. Obituary would be helpful.
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Dawn Covert Sat Sep 27 10:51:54 1997
Looking for information on Charles LADD, and wife Ella.They were in Springfield in the mid-late 1800's. Charles LADD was county treasurer. Especially would like information from obits and names of children.Would like to hear from anyone researching this family.
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Dawn Covert Sat Sep 27 10:55:47 1997
Looking for information on the family of Adna BATES and wife Maria BATES. They were in Chicopee in the 1850 census. Maria died in 1860. Especially looking for names of children and their spouses. Would like to hear from anyone researching this family.
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Janet L. Ponton Sun Oct 26, 1997
Samuel MCCOLLESTER (MC ALLESTER, COLLESTER) b. Westboro, Worchester Cty, MA, 14 April 1734, son of John MC ALLESTER and Margaret Martha JOHNSON of Northern Ireland, married Mary MARR b. Western, Worchester Cty, MA, 1741, in Warren, Worchester Cty, MA on 1 March 1756. Samuel and Mary are the parents of John (MC)COLLESTER b. Blandford, Hampden Cty, MA, 22 April 1757. Searching for any information on their dates of death (Samuel 1815? and Mary 1823?) and places of burial (possibly Warfield Cemetery, Blandford, Hampden Cty, MA).
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Cyndi Jorae Fri, 31 Oct 1997
SEXTON/SAXTON, George b. ca 1652 ???
SEXTON/SAXTON, James b. ca 1658 ???
SEXTON/SAXTON, Daniel b. ca 1660 ???
SEXTON/SAXTON, Joseph b. 03 FEB 1664 Westfield, MA
SEXTON/SAXTON, Benjamin b. 10 DEC 1667 Westfield, MA
All brothers and children of George (b. 1632, Limerick, IRE; d. 30 OCT 1689 Westfield, MA) and Katherine SEXTON (d. 1688, Westfield, MA).
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Debra Milner-Achnick Mon, 1 Nov 1997

MILNER, Joseph married to Sarah (RAMSDEN) MILNER with focus on when they arrived in HOLYOKE, MA from Bradford, Yorkshire, England with small son also named Joseph. I believe it was sometime during or after 1912. Thanks in advance.
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Mary Berry Leinenbach Wed, 12 Nov, 1997
Looking for family of Morgan FOLEY b. Shanahill West, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry, Ireland; immigrated to Springfield, Hampden Co, MA at the turn of the century; mar. Johanna FLYNN; a nephew George KNIGHTLY and a niece immigrated later, niece was Mamie KNIGHTLY, b. Shanakeal, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry, Ireland, mar. ? MORIARTY.  Thanks.
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F. Thomas Siskron, III MD 18 Nov 1997
SISKRON - I found the name of Samuel F. Siskron listed as a 2nd lt in the 30th unattatched company, heavy artellery, composed exclusively of Springfield men. They left Springfield for Washington on  26 Sept 1864.  I can find no other reference to that name or to relatives in any other source so far. Any information would be appreciated.
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PROULX, Nicolas (aka Nicolas Prew)>NovaScotia,>Canada>St.Ours,PQ,Canada>Holyoke,Massachustes 1858.
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Linda Whittaker Knott  23, Nov 1997
KNOTT, Robert C. and Mary Chamberlain came from N.H. to MA.  They had the following children while in MA. Isabella M. Knott, 9-10-1882, Manchester; Elbridge Garfield Knott, 5-3-1886 Springfield; Charles Knott 7-5-1888 Chicopee; Ida J. Knott 8-3-1889 Chicopee; and Sarah E. Knott 6-18-1893 Chicopee. If "any" of these names are familiar to you, please respond.
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Bart Popowski Sun, 30 Nov 1997
Bildad GIBBONS and wife, Hannah KENT.  Their daughter Corinthia Maria GIBBONS was born in Granville on 1-24-1801.  Bildad is listed there in 1790 Census.  I have no other information on them.  Thank you.
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Alice Wilson Sun Nov 30, 1997
Calvin WILSON was born about 1772 in Springfeild , MAss.  He was a carpenter and migrated to Weybridge Vt with his wife and family by 1800.  Any links would be helpful.
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Talma Klaassen  Sun Nov 30, 1997
Need death date of Thomas O'CONNELL b. 1811 Ireland, resident of Springfield, Hampden Co. MA. His wife Catherine b. 1815 Ireland.  Known children: Ellen b. 1841 MA, Nancy b. 1843, William b. 1844, Mary b. 1846, Morris/Maurice b. 1847, Jeremiah b. 1849, Catherine b. 1855,
Daniel b. 1857 Margaret b. 1859.  1860 census Nancy O'BRIAN 90 yrs old lived in the home.
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Alice M. Siders Fri 5 Dec 1997
WARREN:  Colonel Gideon Warren, b) 1730, Brimfield, MA, to Jabez and Mary (unknown) Warren, fought and was wounded in Battle of Ticonderoga in 1745.  Looking for information on origins and ancestry of Jabez Warren who also had four other children born in Brimfield beginning circa 1718.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Michele Roth Fri 5 Dec 1997
Seek info about the WRIGHT family of Springfield. Especially Lewis Wright , son of Moses, born 1808 in Chester.  Seek other children of Moses Wright. My ancestor Asher Wright born 1801 may be his son. Anyone with a clue?? Thanks.
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Rose M. ROY D.O.B. 1910-1911 Holyoke.  Is Birth Certificate on file?
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Bob Reid Fri 26 Dec 1997
I am researching the surname of WRIGHT in particular Samuel WRIGHT who came from Essex County England in 1636 to Springfield, MA and moved to Northampton, MA in 1656.  He was one of 2 first deacons of 1st Congregational at Springfield, MA and was later deacon at Northampton, MA.  His wife was Margaret and they had children Hannah, Samuel, James, Benjamin, Judah, Margaret, Hester, Lydia, Mary, and Helped.  Of the children I am interested in the son James WRIGHT who married Abigail JESSE January 18, 1665 in Springfield, MA.  James was born abt. 1632 and died abt. 1723 in Northampton, MA.  Any information related to the WRIGHT family surname would be appreciated
to the time they left Massachussetts in I believe the mid 1800's for Illinois. Thank you.
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FARRELL :  I am seeking information on my ggrandfather, I believe his name was James Francis Farrell.  He married Mary Devlin (sp) who was from Chicopee.  He was a blacksmith, and supposidely her family was wealthy in those parts and didn't approve of her marriage and disowned her.  My grandfather William I think was born around 1900 in Springfield, so was my father.  My grandfather William married Elizabeth Danahy of Springfield.
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Raymond H. Brooks Fri 26 Dec 1997
Looking for information on James E. BELDEN who resided in Springfield, Ma in 1848. He also resided in Worcester, Ma and Amherst, Ma.  He was born 1816 and was listed as a DUDLEY INDIAN. His wife was Rebecca.  He was 1/2 brother to Helen KYLE (BAKEMAN) a DUDLEY INDIAN. Any information is most appreciated.
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Ralph J. Turner Fri 26, Dec 1997
I have COLTONs from 1692 to 1785 in Longmeadow and Springfield, Hampden Co. and would like to find more.  Also WOLCOTTs from 1662 to 1755 in Springfield.
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Sue Ozawa Thurs, 1 January 1998
BAIRD/BEARD - I am looking for the families of William Brown Baird, said to be the son of Absolom Baird and Luke Baird, born in Blandford, MA on 5 March 1772 and is the son of John Baird.
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Catharine Helck Thurs, 1 January 1998
Seeking descendants/ancestors/information about Chester CHAPMAN who lived in Tolland ca. 1820 until his death in 1867. Married Sally BUSHNELL in Washington, Berkshire Co., Mass, in 1819. Chester's children were: Erastus, b. 1820 d. 1844, Tolland; Jerusha Ann, b. 1823, m. Oliver Perry; Emily Keziah, b. 1824, d. 1859, Tolland; Sarah Augusta, b. 1827, d. 1851, Tolland; Watson Bushnell, b. 1828/9, d. late 1860s, perhaps in California; Mary Jane b. 1832, d. 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio, m. William
SNOW; Ellen Maria (my ancestor) b. 1836, d. 1874, m. William Niles BENTLEY; and Henrietta Elizabeth, b. 1841, d. 1866, m. 1864 William Henry MARSHALL. Chester and family were landowners on Burt Hill, Tolland.
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George Ballentine Thurs, 1 January, 1998
JOHN BALLANTINE was a Minister of Westfield from 1737 - 1776.  He married MARY (MOLLY) GAY, daughter of LUSHER GAY and MARY ELLIS. I would like to correspond with anyone interested in this family going back to Boston and WILLIAM BALLANTYNE and HANNAH HOLLARD.  Contact or   Thank you.  .
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Christopher L. Allen Mon, 5 January, 1998
Researching the ancestry of Henry E. MADDEN, father of Ruby ALLEN, Leon MADDEN & Edith Hawley.  Henry was born in Agawam in the mid 1800's.
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Alan Rossing Mon, 5 January 1998
Can someone send me the mailing address for Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield? I am tracing the ROSSING family in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and know that several of the family are buried there. Thanks
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BRIGGS, Albert Dwight b.1820 Guilford, VT, USA d. 1881 Spfld, MA, USA;  m. CLAPP, Caroline b. 1820-1830 Northampton, MA, USA.
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Candie Hirak Sat, 17 January, 1998  
Searching for descendents of Jack GERAGHTY and Josie WALSH of Holyoke, MA.
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Marianne Leclere Sat, 17 January, 1998
We are searching the family of Ulric LEBLANC born Holyoke MA 1893 married to Aglae GUINDON Lowell MA, name of father, brother or sister, descendant, Ulric Leblanc move to Quebec abt 1925 with wife only, unknown about family stay MA.  Family François Leblanc Laval Quebec Canada.  Thanks
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Sue Ozawa Sat, January 25, 1998
POWERS-Looking for the family of Nelly POWERS of Springfield, MA who married Absalom Beard/Baird of Blandford, MA about Sep. 1793 and Catherine Powers of Springfield, MA who married Luke Beard/Baird about June 1797.  I don't know if Nelly and Catherine were sisters, however I do know that Absalom and Luke were brothers and were the sons of John Beard.
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LOUGHEAD/LLOYD - JOHN LOUGHEAD was born in Palmer, MA in the early 1700's.  His son,
WILLIAM, married ISABEL BLACK, moved to Blandford around 1760 and 8 children were born in Blandford. My gg grandfather, WILLIAM RILEY LLOYD, was born around 1798 in Granville altho' I have been unable to find any record of that birth. Any information about these ancestors will be appreciated.
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Caroly Murray Tues, January 27, 1998
Ebenezer BEEBE lived in Wilbraham 1760's-1780's.  Who was his wife Anna?  Did she re-marry Elizur TILLOTSON?  What happened to Ebenezer's children?  Any help greatly appreciated.
Seeking information and descendants of Edward WRIGHT who was born 10 March 1721 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., MA. He was married 27 June 1745 to Tryphenia HINDS in Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA. Edward WRIGHT died 26 December 1803 in Chester, Hampden Co., MA and was buried in Middlefield, Hampshire Co., MA. Edward and Tryphenia had the following children: Jason, Edward, Nathan, Bezaleel, Jude, Jonathan, Jesse, Tryphenia, John, Persis and Joshua. 

Jeanne Hibler Wed, February 4, 1998
WOOD, Horace was born in 1817 in Longmeadow, MA.  He had a sister named WOOD, Miranda, born in 1815.  These both were children of ? and according to the stories were orphaned and sent to St.Lawrence Co. NY by a Joe? Douglas MILLS.  Anyone know of these people?   Thank you. 

Cheryl Bobrik Wed, February 4, 1998
Looking for information & relatives of Klemens and Sophie MASAJADA.  Lived in Chicopee Mass 1899-1900 moved to Vt. NH Ct returned to Chicopee 1916 and lived their til their deaths 1948 and 1954. I've tried to find them in the 1900 census and 1920 census with no luck.  Also looking for info.
on Jermiah SHEEHAN who died in Springfield, Mass. Was married to Anne ENGLISH. 

Betsy Wells Wed, February 4, 1998
I'm looking for John LEONARD said to be in Springfield, Mass. in 1635. Married the daughter of John HEALD also in Springfield in 1635.  Any information would be appreciated. 

Michael O'Brien Sun, February 15, 1998
KING/KEITH: Springfield, HAMPDEN County.  Seeking ancestors of David KING, b.c.1807 Springfield?, MA  d.c.Sept 1859 in Houston County, GA Elizabeth KEITH, b.c.1811 Springfield, MA
married c.1829 Springfield, MA  d.c.Sept 1861 in Houston County, GA

Rich Granfield Sun, February 5, 1998
I'm looking for information or direction on how to locate ancestors of John Lawrence GRANFIELD born on September 3, 1891 in Munson (Holyoke?),  MA.  Any insight on good sources for information in New England would be most appreciated.  Thank you.

Laura Heidman Sun, February 15, 1998
WARRINER, Martin - Seeking primary evidence to prove parentage of Martin WARNER (WARRINER) b. 6 March 1781 (approximately) in Springfield, MA.  I would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on a Martin /WARRINER/WARNER born in the 1770's or 1780's.

Andrew Hendry Sun, February 15, 1998
Mehitabel (Hall) HENDRY, widow of James Hendry, married Mr. Alexander MORRISON  in Blandford. Hampden County, MA on December 18, 1783.  Mrs.Hendry was a widow with four children.  I am looking for records of two of the four children. The first is James HENDRY born circa. 1771 and Reuben born circa. 1773.  These were minor children when their mother married Alexander MORRISON and remained residents of Blandford until approximately 1800. Are there records of these two HENDRYs in Hampden County? Thank you

Carolyn Woolsey Wilkerson Sun, February 15, 1998
BUMPHREY - Census of Pensioners of Massachusetts June 1, 1840, shows Stephen Bumphrey,
age 87, a pensioner for Revolutionary or military services living as the head of house in West Springfield-Feeding Hills parish. Would appreciate any information on the Bumphrey surname.

E. Moore Tue, 17 Feb 1998
Seeking information about the family of Samuel ALLEN, who married Ruth FALLEY. Samuel and Ruth were the parents of Lewis Falley ALLEN who was born in Westfield, Massachusetts Jan. 1, 1800, which is currently in Hampden County. Other children include Anthony B. Allen and Richard L. Allen. When was Samuel born? Did he have any other children? Who were his parents and siblings?

Donald G. Hill Tue, 17 Feb 1998
SAVAGE - searching for information about EVA SAVAGE born abt 1770 probably in Westfield Twp, Hampden Co., Mass. One source shows Eva as a child of John Savage from England with three brothers, William, Daniel and Roger all born in Westfield Twp, and married to Justice Winchell in 1787 in Westfield Twp. Another source indicates she was a child of William Savage and Martha Gipson, born in Mohawk Valley, Herkimer, NY, and married to Justice Winchell there in 1783. I'm trying to establish who her parents really were and learn more about the family.

Raymond H. Brooks Thu, 19 Feb 1998
Looking for information on Cordelia (Freeman) SMITH, who died in Springfield, MA about 1912. Her husband was Robert SMITH born Williamstown, MA ca 1825, and may have died in Vernon, VT ca 1896. Cordelia was his 2nd wife. His first wife was Philemena THOMPSON born Williamstown,Ma ca 1835 and died in Deerfield, MA 1873. Their children were "Jerusha, Henry, Katie, Lucy, Lilla (Lillian) Harriet, Mildres (Minnie C.), John, Mary, (Robert A.) and (Willie A.) who died in infancy born in Vernon, VT. In the 1860 census, there was a Calvin JENNINGS, then 12 yrs old, residing with them. Any information is most appreciated. Many Thanks.

Dwight Johnson Tue, 17 Feb 1998
Seek info on Gideon COOLEY, b 1741, Springfield, MA. Married Elizabeth OSBORNE, daughter Elizabeth COOLEY b 3 NOV 1761, Springfield. Any info appreciated.

Shirley Klipper Fri, 20 Feb 1998
PODVIN, Joseph m. Martha ? In Springfield between 1887 - 1894 (at least) Had several children: Josephine, Mary, Agnes, Louise.

Dave & Nancy Phillips Sun, 22 Feb 1998
Searching for information on Horace BURT b. 11/25/1774 in Longmeadow, MA son of Elijah BURT and Deborah COLTON. Need information on spouse and children. Did he have a son Horace born abt 1805?

Deb Chapman Thu, 19 Feb 1998
Looking for parents of Rev. Benjamin CHAPMAN b. 1725 last of Southington, CT. His son, Samuel, was known to have resided in Russell, MA. Possibly Ben is the son of a Richard CHAPMAN of Braintree, but cannot find a connection. Also possible he was linked to Robert of Saybrook, CT. Do you have any info on this Benjamin, his son Samuel, or Richard?

Janet M. Smith Mon, 23 Feb 1998
Surname LABONTE: Looking for info on relatives of Joseph LABONTE of Aldenville, Ma. son of Hormisdos LABONTE and Alice KILDAY.

Don Wester Mon, 23 Feb 1998
Samuel E. McGREGORY was born in Ludlow, MA (c.1828?) to Chester and Marcia McGREGORY. He was a city engineer and surveyor in IL and St. Louis and had an interesting civil war career as a map maker. Samuel died in Springfield 12 Apr. 1894. Where in Springfield is his grave site? I would like to visit it.

Janice R. Burton Fri, 6 Mar 1998
ELDAD GRANGER served in Rev. War from Granville, Hampden, MA. I need to find his marriage to MINDWELL WOOD. He was b. 1737 in either Hampden MA or Hartford Co. CT. She may have been b. in 1743 in Hartford, Hartford Co. MA. Can anyone help?

Ted & Marti Stout Fri, 6 Mar 1998
I am searching for information on Joel FLETCHER b. 1743 d. 1825 and his wife, Ruth CHURCH b. 1738, d. 1817. They lived in Westfield. They had at least one child, Ruth Fletcher. Any info. concerning their parents would be most appreciated.

Karen Depczynski Fri, 6 Mar 1998
I'am looking for LEONARD FAMILY. My gggrandfather was born in Mass. Francis Marion Leonard. One brother that I know of Jon/Jonathon Leonard around 1850 or so. I do not have an exact birthdate. Their Father was George P. Leonard. Again, no birthdate.Any information will be appreicated. I also have other family members that I will share.

Helen E. Bortz Fri, 6 Mar 1998
HENDRICK, Samuel II, and Hannah KING, b Oct. 13 1759, Palmer, Hampden, MA, were married March 14, 1781, Palmer, Hampden, MA. Hannah's parents were John KING, Jr. and Deborah HENDRICK. Who were Deborah's parents? When were John and Deborah married and were there other children?

Jane Frost Fri, 6 Mar 1998
I am looking for info on Aaron and Polly (CRAW) FROST, parents of John FROST, born in Ludlow, Hampden Co, in 1810. John married Jane WILSEY in 1834.

Jay Brennan Fri, 6 Mar 1998
Looking for information on parents of John J. BRENNAN who was b. around 1890 in Springfield, MA, Married A. Perkowski, moved to Hartford and New Britain, CT. He had three sons John, Jr., Robert, and Thomas. John, Jr. m. (1949) Violet Chapman, Daughter of Ernest and Sarah Chapman. They moved to Pittsburgh, PA. They had five children John, III.b.(1950), William, Patricia, James, and Daniel. John, III m.(1973) Cynthia Cross had three children, John, IV b.(1980), Jayme (1978), and David (1982). John, IV now resides in Maine with his father and brother and sister. Any information on John Brennan or A. Perkowski would be helpful.