Was Ann, wife of Thomas Wood of Rowley, the daughter of William Hunt of Concord?

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"William Hunt of Concord, Mass., and the supposed Wood connection," a semi-anonymous* article in the American Genalogist 30 (1954), pp. 100-3, argues that the sisters Ann (__) WoodMary (__) Grant and Susanna (__) Todd were not daughters of PGM migrant William Hunt, whose will clearly identifies his five children and doesn't include these three or their families.

References to the Hunt family by Mary in her will and by John Todd, husband of Susanna, are adequately explained by other relationships to other Hunt family members (e.g., nephews by marriage).

Two of these three profiles are currently attached as children to William Hunt (whose profile has numerous other problems) and his wife Elizabeth (whose maiden name was not Best, but that's another question).

See also the notes on this G2G question regarding Susannah (__) Todd.

  1. Is there any more recent research on this family that would change the conclusion? I don't think there is.
  2. Should the daughters be detachedI think so.
  3. Should their LNABs be changed from Hunt to UnknownI think so.
  4. Susanna is already PPP'd, so we will need PGM assistance to fix her LNAB and detach her parents. Who can help?
  5. Can Ann and Mary also be PPP'd to prevent their being merged back to Hunt and/or (re)attached to William and Elizabeth in the future? I hope so.
Thank you!


* It ran with no byline, presumably written by the journal's editor; a note on p. 175 acknowledges that the "valuable contributor" who provided the research was Clarence Almon Torrey.

WikiTree profile: Ann Wood
asked in Genealogy Help by Cheryl Hammond G2G6 Mach 1 (19k points)
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