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Massachusetts Project Members

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This is a page of the Massachusetts Project. It is a space for members of the Massachusetts Project to let other members of the Massachusetts Project know who they are and how they can help or collaborate!

This is a more general page than the Research Assistance page -- that refers to specific offers of research, while ideally all members of the Massachusetts Project list themselves on this page.

Click on edit mode (click on the word Edit at the top of the page), then curser down to "Edit Text" and add your name below, with your wiki-tree ID, with a sentence or two or three about your particular areas of interest. Add the date in parenthesis -- you may want to return and change your entry at times as your interests develop and change. If you'd like to be notified of other Massachusetts project members and their interests, also click on the request to join the trusted list. (Be sure to also click on "Save Changes"!)

Please do not make changes under the "Edit Data" -- only add material under "Edit Text", below!

Project Members

  • Bob Keniston is Project Coordinator of the Massachusetts Project. His ancestry on his father's side goes back to the earliest days of Massachusetts. His family interests include Harrington, Cutler, Cutter, Locke, Russell, Dodge, Tuttle, Rolfe, Stearns, and Laughton (April 29, 2019).
  • David Michaelis: I have been a member since March 2019. I am fascinated with my family branches that date back many generations. I do show a lot of family that came to the New World in the early 1600's and on. The majority landed in Massachusetts and traveled up to Maine and down to Virginia. Family names are Everett, Webb, Ayer, Buck, Mousall, Brooks, Merrill, Clements, Lapham, Bohanon and many more. I would like to help out wherever needed.
  • J. Songer: Interests include: Mann, Mattoon, Wright, Russell, Bliss, Bosworth et al. (June 27, 2019)
  • Susan Anderson: I've a habit of editing, adopting and creating profiles for people in Massachusetts to whom I'm completely unrelated (as far as I know), although I have finally located one branch of my family who were in Rowley and Ipswich in the 17th and 18th centuries. So, it's about time I joined the project! My long-term interests include working on profiles in Ipswich, particularly in Chebacco Parish. I am also involved in a project to identify and track the Scots-Irish who came to New England in the 1718 Migration, primarily through Maine and Boston. (16 Jul 2019)
  • Ron Raymer: I am new to WikiTree ( March 2019) and have my experience with it has been very rewarding. I have connected with a number of cousins so far. I have a number of ancestors from Massachusetts and family names currently researching include Noble, Church, Hitchcock, Stebbins, Root, Smith, Dewey, Warriner and Ashley. I would like to help out and collaborate whenever I can.(3 Nov 2019)
  • Robert (Bob) Taber: I am a descendant of both Frances Cooke and Peter Browne Mayflower Passengers. Thomas Taber, second generation of the family in this country, built a house in Dartmouth Ma. in 1678. One wall of the house is still standing, now in Fairhaven, Ma. ( included in my profile photo ) My family were Whalers in New Bedford, Ma. for over two hundred years. There is a Fort near New Bedford, Fort Taber, named after a member of my family. There was a whaling Ship named the " Henry Taber " which was crushed in the ice, also named after a member of my family. One of the better known mayors of New Bedford was Isaac Taber, also a member of my family. I am very interested in all aspects of Plymouth Colony and New Bedford Whaling.
  • Marilyn Kenyon: I am a 4th cousin 4 X removed cousin of Susan B. Anthony. I along with my cousins were told this growing up, but it wasn't until I took up genealogy that I found that to be true. I also have numerous ancestors from Massachusetts (Nutting, Howe, Richardson, Eggleston, and many others). I have visited several places where my ancestors once lived, but I haven't visited Massachusetts, yet! I am interested in learning about all the places my ancestors lived.
  • Mike Johnson: I’ve been trying to discover sources for parents of an ancestor (William Johnson) who lived in Lexington and died in Connecticut and was in the French and Indian War. I adopted his orphaned profile. Public trees have him as great grandson of Capt Edward Johnson of Woburn Massachusetts, so I’ve been looking for sources from there as well.
  • Paul Harwood: I have ancestry that ties closely to Medfield in the 18th century, and Boston and Salem before that. Surnames of interest to me are Baxter, Bosworth, Harwood, and Sumner.




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I am interested in joining Massachusetts project. I am 12th generation Mayflower descendant. Thank you.
I am interested in joining the Massachusetts project. I have ancestry that ties closely to Medfield in the 18th century, and Boston and Salem before that. Surnames of interest to me are Baxter, Bosworth, Harwood, and Sumner.
posted by Paul Harwood
Paul,

You’ve been added to the Project. Bob

posted by Bob Keniston Jr.
I have just discovered the Blinman Party page and realized it was a page following those parishioners who followed Rev Blinman to the New World. This was a common occurrence. Many people followed their pastor to the New World and then moved again when the pastor did, see e.g. Thomas Hooker. His parishioners followed him to Newtown (Cambridge) and then to what became Hartford, CT. Are there other pages/categories/projects covering pastors and their adherents? Sorry if I don't have the Wikitree terminology quite correct.
posted by David Kearns
I would like to join the Massachusetts project because I am a direct descendant of Robert Ashley of Springfield, and The Rev. Jonathan Ashley of Deerfield and Dorothy (Williams) Ashley, The Rev. William Williams of Hatfield and also his son The Rev. William Williams Jr and his daughter, Elizabeth Williams who married Dr Thomas Williams (born 1718). I am very interested in Franklin Co, Deerfield, Hatfield, Springfield, Westfield etc. I am searching for the parentage of Robert Ashley of Springfield also. Thank You, Thomas A. Heit
posted by Thomas Heit UE
Thomas, Welcome. Just add Massachusetts to the tags you follow. If you need any help, just pm me.

Bob

posted by Bob Keniston Jr.