I'm hoping someone here has that needle in the haystack.
I've been searching in vain to find the parents of Lucretia Senter, married name Weeks/Weekes.
Lucretia Senter (married Weeks or Weekes) is allegedly the daughter of David and Susanna Senter and was born in Vermont. However, there is no known source for this. How then, did so many sites and tree's wind up with this connection? What was the original tree, or "source" for this connection?
All the trees I've seen on Ancestry.com do not have a source for making the connection to David and Susanna Senter.
And a Vermont birth is highly unlikely (if David and Susanna were her parents) based on where her parents lived at the time (due to land purchase/sale records)
Information found as of now:
The 1850 Census states her birthplace was New Hampshire: https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/8054/images/4205393_00563?pId=5396099
As does the 1860 Census: https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10127-22892456/lucretia-weeks-in-1860-united-states-federal-census?s=530353551&indId=individual-530353551-3501480#fullscreen
And the 1870 Census as well (though, they misspelled her name: Leicires Weeks): https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10128-69547488-/leicires-weeks-in-1870-united-states-federal-census?s=530353551&indId=individual-530353551-3501480
The part of Moultonborough where the Senter’s lived in New Hampshire, apparently became a part of New Hampton, and is now Center Harbor (named after the family).
The individuals involved are:
Son of Lt. Col. Joseph Senter of N.H. and Elizabeth E Johnson of MA. Lt. Col. Joseph Senter died around May 14, 1798 in Holderness, N.H. In 1771, Col Senter received a 2,550 acre land grant from Governor Wentworth. They later lived in Center Harbor (named after the Senter family, but it’s thought the spelling “Center” was a clerical error based on their last name also being spelled Center in addition to Senter).
b. Circa between 1747/48 - Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (year based on his purchase of land in 1769, needed to be at least 21 y.o., age of majority)
Circa May 2, 1769 – July 3, 1777 - “of Moultonborough” N.H. (land records)
m. Susanna “Susan” Chamberlain, circa 1771 Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Jan 4, 1781 – Jan 20, 1781 – “of New Hampton” N.H. (land records)
Sep 17, 1781 – Feb 27, 1793 – “of Plymouth” N.H. (land records) *
Apr 17, 1794 – Nov 9, 1819 - “of Danville” VT (land records)
d. Nov 9 1819 Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont
Susanna “Susan” Chamberlain (daughter of Lt. Ebenezer Chamberlain of N.H. and Lucretia Rogers of N.H.)
b. Oct 30 1752 Pepperell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
m. David Senter, circa 1771 Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Lucretia Weeks (born Senter, allegedly daughter of David and Susan Senter)
b. Feb 23 1779 either Moultonborough OR New Hampton OR Center Harbor (Plymouth being an outside possibility as well)
Sep 17, 1781 – Feb 27, 1793 – Plymouth New Hampshire (fathers land records)
Apr 17, 1794 – Nov 3, 1799 - Danville Vermont (fathers land records)
m. William Dyer Weekes on Nov 3 1799 Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont
Nov 3, 1799 - 1821, Feb – Danville/ Clarendon Vermont (Marriage, Census of Husband)
Feb 4, 1821 – Dec 7, 1871 - Tioga County, Pennsylvania (Birth of children, Census)
d. Dec 7 1871 Westfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
William Dyer Weeks (Weekes, Weaks)
b. July 15 1767 Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York
m. Lucretia Senter on Nov 3 1799 Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont
d. Mar 25 1850 Westfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania