Ancestors of Domnick Gary, husband of Lydia Cook, both of Marblehead,MA

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Domnick Gary and Lydia Cook, married 26 Sep 1780, in Marblehead. It seems likely Domnick is somehow related to the Marblehead Gerry's.


It is possible that Domnick was a nic-name. I could find no other records of that name.

My search is for direct ancestors of Daniel Gerry, husband of Sarah Bigsby (b.1781) (m.1805 Nova Scotia). Domnick Gary and Lydia Cook appear to be likely candidates. I believe that Daniel Gerry is Lydia's son. Both moved to Guysborough, Nova Scotia.

Lydia Gary Cook married John Collyer on December 04, 1787 at Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts.

My search of the Massachusetts town records, have not provided and answer.
in Genealogy Help by Peter Geary G2G6 Mach 4 (44.7k points)
edited by Peter Geary

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Found a clearer record of the marriage here

"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch( : 3 November 2017), Domnick Gary and Lydia Cook, 26 Sep 1780; citing Marriage, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 864,838. 

Will keep looking 

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
There are plenty of Domnick McGary’s born in Ireland

Thanks for your efforts.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to establish a link between any of the Domnick McGary's born in Ireland, to Domnick Gary of Marblehead, nor any record of the younger Daniel Gerry's birth.

I have found undocumented belief that Daniel is is Lydia Cook's son.  That belief would be supported, although not proven, by the Marblehead town clerk's office records showing a Lydia Cook marrying Domneck Gary 6 Sep 1780, and a Lydia Gary Cook marrying John Collyer on December 04, 1787.


Brief update:

The Marblehead town office has confirmed that no additional information is available on Domneck Gary,  Lydia Gary Cook, or Daniel Gerry. If anyone does come across further information in their research, please let me know. Any clue would help. At this point I've reached a dead end.  


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