52 Relatives in 2018 #21 Mary Ayer Parker 1634-1692

Mary Ayer Parker

relationship:  Her 9x great-Grandmother

Mary Ayer Parker was one of the many women hanged during the Salem Witch Trials.  She refused to confess (which evidently didn’t help her case) and even pointed out there were other Mary Parker’s in the area.  Her children were also accused and tortured to get confessions that their mother was a witch.

birth: about 1634 in Norfolk, England

parents: John Ayer and Hannah

marriage: 1653 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

spouse: Nathan Parker (1622-1685)

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children:

John Parker (1653-1738) married Hannah Browne
James Parker (1655-1677)
Mary (1657-1676)
Hannah Parker (1659- ) married John Tyler (1653-1742)
Elizabeth Parker (1663-1717) married John Farnum (1664-1729)
Robert (1665-1688)
Sarah Parker (1670-?)
Joseph Parker (1672-?)
Peter (1676- ?)

death:  22 September 1692 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States.

burial:  Placed in unmarked common grave with other accused witches hanged the same day.

 

Sources:

Ancestry.com. U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2012.
Original data: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.  [pg 558]
Ancestry.com. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: New England Historic Genealogical Society. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society. [pg 378]
Ancestry.com. North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Book Title: Tyler Genealogy Descendants of Job Tyler [pg 32]
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 April 2018), memorial page for Mary Ayer Parker (1637–22 Sep 1692), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8306, citing Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
Salem Witch Trials. Retrieved April 30, 2018, from The University of Virginia website: http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/people?group.num=&mbio.num=mb42
History of American Women. (n.d.). Retrieved April 30, 2018, from http://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2008/06/mary-ayer-parker.html
Kelly, J. (). “The Untold Story of Mary Ayer Parker: Gossip and Confusion in 1692”. Common-place The Interactive Journal of Early American Life, Inc, 6(2), Retrieved from http://www.common-place-archives.org/vol-06/no-02/norton/
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52 Relatives in 2018 #20 Ezra Abbott 1689-1712

Ezra Abbott

relationship: Her 8x great-Uncle

Ezra died about a week before his mother and about 2 months before his brother Nathan.  His father lost so many in such a short time period.

birth: 7 July 1689 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

parents:  William Abbott (1657-1713) and Elizabeth Gary (1661-1712)

death:  at age 23; 19 November 1712 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

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Sources:

New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, Town Death Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

52 Relatives in 2018 #19 Nathan Abbott 1692-1713

Nathan Abbott

relationship:  Her 8x great-Uncle

His mother and brother died about 2 months before him and his father about 9 months after his death.

parents: William Abbott (1657-1713) and Elizabeth Gary (1661-1712)

birth: 10 December 1692 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

death: age 20;  9 January 1713 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

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Sources:

New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

New England Historic Genealogical Society. Massachusetts, Town Death Records, 1620-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

 

 

52 Relatives in 2018 #18 Frederick S Fazel 1872-1878

 Frederick “Freddie” S. Fazel

Remembering one who doesn’t leave much of a paper trail.

relationship: Her 3rd cousin 3x removed

birth: 23 April 1872

parents: Thomas H. Fazel (1845-1918) and Amanda J. Scott (1848-1925)

death: 23 July 1878

burial:  Murray Cemetery, Troy Township, Clarke County, Iowa, United States

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from FindAGrave memorial #20244367

Sources:

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Cemetery Records, 1662-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Works Project Administration. Graves Registration Project. Washington, D.C.: n.p., n.d..
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 April 2018), memorial page for Freddie Fazel (23 Apr 1872–23 Jul 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20244367, citing Murray Cemetery, Murray, Clarke County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by 46620252 (contributor 46620252) .

 

 

 

SNGF: His 3x-great-grandparent lifespans

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This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (Sunday afternoon really!) is to determine the birth date, death date, and life span for your 3x-great-grandparents.

I have the names and most of the dates on hubby’s 10 of the 32 3x-great-grandparents.  We do not have any for his paternal line at this level and incomplete information for 2 of these 10.

The average birth date is 1822 with a range of 1811-1834.

The average death date is 1897 with a range of 1847-1914.

The average life expectancy for all is 75.1 years with a range of 34-90.

The average life expectancy for the males is 65.75 years.

The average life expectancy for the females is 84.5 years.

SNGF: Her 3x-great-grandparents Lifespans

aa81c-genealogyfun

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (Sunday afternoon really!) is to determine the birth date, death date, and life span for your 3x-great-grandparents.

I have the names and most of the dates on 19 of my 32 3x-great-grandparents.

The average birth date is 1823 with a range of 1811-1840.

The average death date is 1895 with a range of 1837-1922.

The average life expectancy for all is 71.3 years with a range of 25-99.

The average life expectancy for the males is 73.75 years.

The average life expectancy for the females is  68.43 years.  This one has an outlier for one ancestor only living to age 29.

52 Relatives in 2018 #17 Robert Berry (1827-1911)

relationship: Her 3x-great-Grandfather

birth:  30 Dec 1827 in Ohio, seems likely since parents married in Gallia County, Ohio in 1825.

1850 Federal Census reports Ohio as birth location, residence in Boone County, Indiana
1860 Federal Census reports Ohio as birth location, residence in Benton County, Iowa
1870 Federal Census reports Indiana as birth location, residence in Benton County, Iowa
1880 Federal Census reports Ohio as birth location, residence in Benton County, Iowa
1900 Federal Census reports Ohio as birth location, residence in Benton County, Iowa
1910 Federal Census reports Ohio as birth location, residence in Benton County, Iowa
Death Record indicates Ohio as birth location.

parents: Joshua Berry (1801-1879) and Anna Thorp (1801-1887)

marriages:

#1 Anna Jewell (1836-1865) on 9 April 1856 in Benton County, Iowa, United States
#2 Martha Brown (1843-1871) on 15 March 1866 in Benton County, Iowa, United States
#3 Sarah F. Cagley (1835-1931) on 27 April 1875 in Benton County, Iowa, United States

children:

With Anna Jewell:
Alice A. Berry (1856-1949) married Adam Alexander Fetherkile (1852-1937)
Nancy Jane Berry (1859-1939) married John F Fetherkile (1856-1937) brother of AA Fetherkile
Welthy Berry (1860-1865)
John Berry (1862-1865)

With Martha Brown:
James William Berry (1867-1940) married Nellie Louisa Waddle (1875-1941)

With Sarah Cagley:
Ida A Berry (1876-1937) married Fred W Burrell (1862-1950)

death:  24 Jul 1911 in Benton County, Iowa, United States

burial:  Kisling Cemetery, Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States

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Taken from FindAGrave memorial #50646847

 

Sources:

“Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XVWP-4XC : 11 March 2018), Robert Berry, 24 Jul 1911; citing Polk, Urbana, reference p 94; FHL microfilm 1,871,333.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 April 2018), memorial page for Robert Berry (1827–1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50646847, citing Kisling Cemetery, Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by colette harrison (contributor 47022055) .
Ancestry.com. Iowa, Wills and Probate Records, 1758-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Iowa, County, District and Probate Courts.