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    1. [MA-MENDON] end of the road - sort of
    2. Lisa Lepore
    3. I can't help Frank with the Bennett dilemma, but I just wanted to mention a few things - Although several of you have mentioned you will not use facebook, there is a group there now at this address, so some might want to consider joining https://www.facebook.com/groups/776884839478139/ I don't think facebook is the best platform for groups like this, but it's there so I joined. ************************************************************************ W. David Samuelsen dsam52@sampubco.com has started a new mailing list at groups.io so that is another alternative. I hope to see some of you there. This group will function like the rootsweb groups we are used to. Go to the Groups.io the List to join is: https://massachusetts-gen.groups.io/g/main scroll down to see blue button "Join this Group" (this is the fastest way to subscribe) or scroll further to subscription section. Once joined, you can adjust your email preferences. Be sure to list your name next to your email address. ********************************************************************** Finally, the Mendon Historical Society & Museum is located at 15 Hastings Street, Mendon. We are open on Tuesdays & Sundays from 12-4, and by appointment if those times don't work. We have a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MendonHistory/ email: mendonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com and the beginnings of a website at www.mendonhistoricalsociety.org The newsletters are on the website, as well as a video of the old museum on its 100th anniversary. We have a phone number - google voice - so leave a message and I'll call you back 508-488-9620. If you ever come out this way, I hope you will stop by and visit. Also, If you have any ideas for fund raising, we can use all the help we can get, so drop us a note. Thanks again to Alison & Sue for taking over the list from Alice, and keeping it up and running for so long. I hope to see you all in one or another of the new groups. Lisa Lepore Mendon, MA lisa.lepore2@gmail.com

    03/01/2020 12:34:12
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - BENNETT
    2. I
    3. THANKS, Alison....  I had one book on Greene family that I carried to Seattle to give to my sister; we gave it to her friend because she has ancestors in the Rhode Island Green/e lines. My own ancestry was from the Charlestown/Woburn Greene family and they didn't enter RI until after the Revolutionary War but lived on the border; Douglas , Uxbridge etc. Yesterday I spent many hours pursuing the Greene family surname as the information came through on the Bennet hoping to find "Cousins."  The two I traced were from the Malden MA Green family;   I have not seen any DNA evidence that would connect the RI, Malden MA, and Woburn MA. families -- but it was certainly a common name. Thanks so much for the information on Bennet and Rawson ;  those families lived and traveled together  and there were many connections.  I grew up in Upton but my Aunt lived in Mendon where we would visit the old property owned by the Trash family.  It's been good to know the people on MA-Mendon and they are exceptionally good at exchange and sharing.  I hope that aspect doesn't get lost in all the FB media -- I have also considered closing out my FB account but we rely on it to get pictures of the grand-kids and great-grands Jean E. Sanders Haverhill MA the volumes I had I donated to Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society in Danielson, CT.  There many me information of help in those volumes.  Some were from Stafford, Tolland, CT. -----Original Message----- From: Alison <AGFranks@comcast.net> To: ma-mendon <ma-mendon@rootsweb.com> Sent: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 9:28 pm Subject: [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - BENNETT Hi Jean and others about Esther Green€ of Spencer: Many years ago, a woman with the surname of Long published volumes of Green€.  I think maybe 7 or 8 volumes, and maybe even more.  Anyway, the volumes I had I donated to Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society in Danielson, CT.  There many me information of help in those volumes.  Some were from Stafford, Tolland, CT. Alison -----Original Message----- From: I via MA-MENDON <ma-mendon@rootsweb.com> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:26 PM To: jenny_ologist@yahoo.com; ma-mendon@rootsweb.com Cc: I <jeanhaverhill@aol.com> Subject: [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - BENNETT John and Deborah's son Joseph            1758 Scituate RI - d 1838 Belchertown MA - m. Esther Green of Spencer MA I worked out his wife's lineage but she is in the line of the MALDEN Green family so no connection to my mother's Greene family that started out in Woburn/Mendon/Upton/Uxbridge/  etc.  I was hoping to find Esther as a cousin but it didn't work out.  Again I can supply the info if anyone really wants it but it is a lot of copying. Jean e. sanders _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/27/2020 06:36:29
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - BENNETT
    2. Alison
    3. Hi Jean and others about Esther Green€ of Spencer: Many years ago, a woman with the surname of Long published volumes of Green€. I think maybe 7 or 8 volumes, and maybe even more. Anyway, the volumes I had I donated to Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society in Danielson, CT. There many me information of help in those volumes. Some were from Stafford, Tolland, CT. Alison -----Original Message----- From: I via MA-MENDON <ma-mendon@rootsweb.com> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:26 PM To: jenny_ologist@yahoo.com; ma-mendon@rootsweb.com Cc: I <jeanhaverhill@aol.com> Subject: [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - BENNETT John and Deborah's son Joseph 1758 Scituate RI - d 1838 Belchertown MA - m. Esther Green of Spencer MA I worked out his wife's lineage but she is in the line of the MALDEN Green family so no connection to my mother's Greene family that started out in Woburn/Mendon/Upton/Uxbridge/ etc. I was hoping to find Esther as a cousin but it didn't work out. Again I can supply the info if anyone really wants it but it is a lot of copying. Jean e. sanders _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/26/2020 07:28:01
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - BENNETT
    2. SANDY JOHANSEN
    3. Thanks! Kind regards, Sandy Bennett Johansen On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 3:26:21 PM MST, I via MA-MENDON <ma-mendon@rootsweb.com> wrote: John and Deborah's son Joseph             1758 Scituate RI - d 1838 Belchertown MA - m. Esther Green of Spencer MA I worked out his wife's lineage but she is in the line of the MALDEN Green family so no connection to my mother's Greene family that started out in Woburn/Mendon/Upton/Uxbridge/  etc.  I was hoping to find Esther as a cousin but it didn't work out.   Again I can supply the info if anyone really wants it but it is a lot of copying.   Jean e. sanders _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/26/2020 03:52:25
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - BENNETT
    2. I
    3. John and Deborah's son Joseph             1758 Scituate RI - d 1838 Belchertown MA - m. Esther Green of Spencer MA I worked out his wife's lineage but she is in the line of the MALDEN Green family so no connection to my mother's Greene family that started out in Woburn/Mendon/Upton/Uxbridge/  etc.  I was hoping to find Esther as a cousin but it didn't work out.   Again I can supply the info if anyone really wants it but it is a lot of copying.   Jean e. sanders

    02/26/2020 03:26:03
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - Sally BENNETT married William Ballou
    2. I
    3. William Ballou. 1753-1839. in Cumberland. RImarried Sally Bennett (daughter of John and Deborah) Sally                 b?  d?  m. William Ballou Joanna             b ?   -d? this is distantly related to my mother's step-father Everett Javan Ballou -- if anyone wants the details on William I can copy  them ... but didn't want to fill up the emails with useless data. jean sanders _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/26/2020 03:21:43
    1. [MA-MENDON] Another John Bennett
    2. Alison
    3. Hi Frank, Jean, Sandy, Sheryl and Sue: I don't have earlier John Bennett's in my Rawson database, but I do have a later one which I have a little to offer. Perhaps somebody might want this before Rootsweb goes away. Patricia 10 Aldrich is a Rawson descendant, and related to Michael Danahy. Like Frank, I am not going to be on Facebook. However, if you think I might be able to help in the Mendon area, please keep my e-mail address, or let Sue know and she can pass along the question. You might look in the Windham Co., CT area too. The ride on Ma-Mendon has been fun. We've been a good family and seem to have gotten along with everyone on the list. Good Luck in all your endeavors. Alison Descendants of Patricia Elizabeth Aldrich Generation No. 1 1. PATRICIA ELIZABETH10 ALDRICH (RUPERT SETH9, HENRY ALPHONSO8, SETH RAWSON7, ARNOLD6, ABEL5, JOSEPH4, JOHN3, JACOB2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1921 in Connecticut. She married JOHN T. BENNETT, JR. Children of PATRICIA ALDRICH and JOHN BENNETT are: i. JOHN CHARLES11 BENNETT. ii. JILL CATHERINE BENNETT.

    02/26/2020 02:16:07
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - BENNETT
    2. Sheryl Romasco
    3. I forgot to tell you that Robert and Joanna are buried in a Quaker Cemetery in Northbridge. Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 26, 2020, at 3:37 PM, SANDY JOHANSEN <jenny_ologist@yahoo.com> wrote: > >  > Hi Cheryl, Its always wonderful to have another set of eyes on these things. All my research confirms exactly what you outline. Started in Boston, down to Middleborough, etc. Somehow missed that John and Deborah Reynolds started in Middleboro but then went into RI and then on to Leicester, Worcester Co MA and into Northbridge/ Upton etc. so that was a big help. As I look at my data John and Deborah's children are the Bennetts that go from Middleborough to these places: > > > John 1740 Middleborough - lived Douglas MA and later removed and died aft 1787 Swanzey, NH m. Mary Aldrich m) Sarah? > Timothy 1741 E. Greenwich d. Cumberland m. Hannah Darling > Lt Robert 1742 in Coventry, resided Smithfield,1774, and later settled in Northbridge > Ezra 1744 born Spencer, MA - died Spencer m1. Sarah (----) m2) Betsey Burr > Charles S. B. 1752 Smithfield, RI - died Ludlow m. Anne A Sprague in Cumberland > Hosea 1755 RI, - d bef 25 Mar 1824 Mendon, MA - m. Patience Horton > Joseph 1758 Scituate RI - d 1838 Belhertown MA - m. Esther Green of Spencer MA > Sally b? d? m. William Ballou > Joanna b ? -d? > > Anyone got more detail on the daughters Sally and Joanna or what names do the initials S.& B. might stand for in Charles name? > > Kind regards, > Sandy Bennett Johansen > > > On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 11:11:13 AM MST, Sheryl Romasco <ssromasco@gmail.com> wrote: > > > My BENNETT Line starts probably with a Peter BENNETT in England. > > The line continues this way (I believe) - > > 1. John BENNETT B. 1642 Bristol, England D. 1717 Middleborough MA > Married Deborah GROVER > > 2. Joseph BENNETT B. 1680 Beverly, MA D. 1737 Middleborough, MA > Married Joanna PERRY > > 3. John BENNETT B. 1711 Middleborough, MA D. FEB 1804 Leicester, MA > Married Deborah REYNOLDS > > 4. Robert BENNETT B. 1742 Coventry, RI D. 1829 Northbridge, MA > Married; Joanna BUCKLIN > > 5. Amy BENNETT B. 1769D. 1838 Upton, MA > Married: John SWEET > > The lineage from #4 has been proven for Daughters of American Lineage > The lineage from # 5 has been proven for DAR lineage > The lineage in #6 and #7 are also part of proven lineages for DAR > > 6. Joanna Bennett SWEET b. 1804 Upton, MA d 1899 Upton, MA > Married Stephen Sadler VIALL > > 7. Amy Ann Bennett VIALL B. 1835 Upton, MA S. 1913 Uxbridge, MA > > Maybe this will give you another place to search. > > Sheryl Romasco > > > On Feb 26, 2020, at 12:18 PM, SANDY JOHANSEN via MA-MENDON <ma-mendon@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > > > Hi Frank, I am one of your fellow Bennett researchers and I know we have discussed this line before. I'd add another question that may help us both. I research Bennetts, I have a large database of them. Everytime I come across a Benjamin Bennett in a record I add him to my database and build a family group around that person, sometimes happily I can combine that person into an existing family group so I avoid duplicates. Despite those efforts I still have over 30 distinct Benjamin Bennetts in the data, all with records to support that they are different men. > > > > One thing that has evaded me is determining a migration pattern of Bennetts. I know the Boston Bennetts did send a branch to Middleborough and there are many descendants there. There seems to be a big group of dna proven Bennetts on the North Shore, i.e. the Ipswich Bennetts. Where the "first" Smithfield Rhode Island Bennetts came from is a mystery. > > > > I see CT Bennetts moving up into Foster. Where did they originate from? Are they Boston Bennetts, moving south and then into RI? The Middleborough Bennetts seem to stay in that placed and I have confirmed that they originated in Boston. > > > > Lancaster Mass Bennetts move into Worcester County, so maybe they moved to Smithfield area, although I have not found any proof of that yet. Understanding the migration patterns gives a starting point for research on those difficult cases. > > > > > > > > Kind regards, > > Sandy Bennett Johansen > > > > > > On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:39:14 AM MST, Frank Comstock <comstockthree@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Here’s a final request to my Mendon cousins before this list goes away. I > > don’t do Facebook, so I will not be joining you there. If anyone has an > > answer for me after Friday, you should be able to email me through the link > > if you click on my name. > > > > My brick wall in the Providence/Blackstone Valley area has always been > > Catharine Bennett (1827 - 1907) based on her declared birthdate in census > > records and a death date verified in Rhode Island records. She married > > Samuel Newell Burroughs in 1847, which brought her into my family. Their > > daughter, Laura Winship Burroughs, would become my great-grandmother when > > she married my great-grandfahter, Frank Paine Comstock (for whom I am > > named). Her husband died in 1866 and she raised their children by herself, > > never remarrying. She is buried in the Old North Burial Ground in > > Providence. She reported in census records being born in Massachusetts. > > There’s a couple of people on the Mendon list who have interests in > > Bennetts, but we’ve never come to a solution on who Catharine’s parents > > were. > > > > As this list is ending, I want to put forth a link I found some time ago on > > Ancestry. It is a heritage repeated in several Ancestry family trees, but > > I have no idea if it is valid or if it was just convenient for someone and > > ended up being accepted and repeated by others. > > > > In this theory, Catharine was born July 15, 1829 to John Bennet II and > > Sarah Clark Bennett in Rochester MA. She self reports in census records > > being born in 1827 in either Massachusetts or, sometimes, she is specific > > and says Boston. All other details on Catharine in this Ancestry record — > > other than the birthdate — are correct. I can’t confirm the parentage > > reported in this record because I’ve never known Catharine’s parents. A > > slip of paper owned by a cousin has the names William and Mary Bennett > > written on it with no further details. I’ve never found a William and Mary > > Bennett who would line up, but the mystery of why this person has that slip > > of paper remains. Oddly, this cousin’s grandmother was named Laura after > > Catharine’s daughter Laura, my great-grandmother who actually lived with > > that branch of the family for a while before she died in 1954. > > > > If this purported line was accurate, Catharine’s lineage would be (as > > reported by an Ancestry contributor and unverified by me): > > > > 1. John Bennett II (1798 - 1875) and Sarah Clark (1798-1837) > > > > 2. John Bennett (1772-1854) and Catherine Robinson (1772-1824) > > > > 2. John Bennett (1740 - 1816) and Keziah Shaw (1743-1819) > > > > 3. Ebeneezer Bennett (1700-1751) and Sarah Stetson (1699-????) > > > > 3. John Bennett (1671-1761) and Patience Cobb (1668-1759) > > > > Thanks for reading. If anyone, especially the Bennett researchers, has an > > opinion on this line and my Catharine’s involvement with it, please let me > > know. I’m not willing to accept it yet. > > > > I know people who post heritage lines are not always correct. There is a > > member of my own family who reports a different person as dying on a > > particular date. I’ve shown this family member a picture of the grave > > stone and the death record which show this particular individual died about > > ten years earlier and in a different state, but the family member persists > > in keeping that erroneous date and location in their tree and that > > information has been repeated by others. > > > > Regards, > > > > Frank Comstock > > > > > > > > > > > > *Frank Comstock* > > *Author **| Writer | Photographer* > > > > > > *-- print and digital media* > > *-- novels and short stories* > > *-- technical writing* > > *-- ghost writing* > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com > > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com > > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/26/2020 01:54:07
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - BENNETT
    2. SANDY JOHANSEN
    3. Hi Cheryl,   Its always wonderful to have another set of eyes on these things.   All my research confirms exactly what you outline.  Started in Boston, down to Middleborough, etc.  Somehow missed that John and Deborah Reynolds started in Middleboro but then went into RI and then on to Leicester, Worcester Co MA and into Northbridge/ Upton etc.  so that was a big help.  As I look at my data John and Deborah's children are the Bennetts that go from Middleborough to these places: John                1740 Middleborough - lived Douglas MA and later removed and died aft 1787  Swanzey, NH   m. Mary Aldrich  m) Sarah? Timothy           1741 E. Greenwich    d. Cumberland  m. Hannah DarlingLt Robert         1742 in Coventry,  resided Smithfield,1774, and later settled in Northbridge Ezra                1744 born Spencer, MA  - died Spencer  m1. Sarah (----)   m2) Betsey Burr Charles S. B.   1752 Smithfield, RI  -  died Ludlow  m. Anne A Sprague in Cumberland Hosea              1755 RI, - d bef 25 Mar 1824 Mendon, MA  - m. Patience Horton Joseph             1758 Scituate RI - d 1838 Belhertown MA - m. Esther Green of Spencer MA Sally                 b?  d?  m. William Ballou Joanna             b ?   -d? Anyone got more detail on the daughters Sally and Joanna or what names do the initials S.& B. might stand for in Charles name? Kind regards, Sandy Bennett Johansen On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 11:11:13 AM MST, Sheryl Romasco <ssromasco@gmail.com> wrote: My BENNETT Line starts probably with a Peter BENNETT in England. The line continues this way (I believe) - 1.  John BENNETT B. 1642 Bristol, England D. 1717 Middleborough MA     Married Deborah GROVER 2. Joseph BENNETT  B. 1680 Beverly, MA  D.  1737  Middleborough, MA     Married Joanna PERRY 3.  John BENNETT B.  1711 Middleborough, MA  D.  FEB 1804 Leicester, MA     Married Deborah REYNOLDS     4.  Robert BENNETT B.  1742 Coventry, RI  D.  1829 Northbridge, MA     Married; Joanna BUCKLIN 5.  Amy BENNETT B.  1769D.  1838 Upton, MA     Married:  John SWEET The lineage from #4 has been proven for Daughters of American Lineage The lineage from # 5 has been proven for DAR lineage The lineage in #6 and #7 are also part of proven lineages for DAR 6.  Joanna Bennett SWEET b.  1804 Upton, MA  d 1899 Upton, MA     Married Stephen Sadler VIALL 7.  Amy Ann Bennett VIALL B. 1835 Upton, MA  S.  1913 Uxbridge, MA Maybe this will give you another place to search. Sheryl Romasco > On Feb 26, 2020, at 12:18 PM, SANDY JOHANSEN via MA-MENDON <ma-mendon@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > Hi Frank, I am one of your fellow Bennett researchers and I know we have discussed this line before.  I'd add another question that may help us both.  I research Bennetts, I have a large database of them.  Everytime I come across a Benjamin Bennett in a record I add him to my database and build a family group around that person, sometimes happily I can combine that person into an existing family group so I avoid duplicates.  Despite those efforts I still have over 30 distinct Benjamin Bennetts in the data, all with records to support that they are different men.  > > One thing that has evaded me is determining a migration pattern of Bennetts.  I know the Boston Bennetts did send a branch to Middleborough and there are many descendants there.  There seems to be a big group of dna proven Bennetts on the North Shore, i.e. the Ipswich Bennetts.  Where the "first" Smithfield Rhode Island Bennetts came from is a mystery.  > > I see CT Bennetts moving up into Foster.  Where did they originate from?  Are they Boston Bennetts, moving south and then into RI?  The Middleborough Bennetts seem to stay in that placed and I have confirmed that they originated in Boston.  > > Lancaster Mass Bennetts move into Worcester County, so maybe they moved to Smithfield area, although I have not found any proof of that yet.  Understanding the migration patterns gives a starting point for research on those difficult cases. > > > > Kind regards, > Sandy Bennett Johansen > > >    On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:39:14 AM MST, Frank Comstock <comstockthree@gmail.com> wrote:  > > Here’s a final request to my Mendon cousins before this list goes away.  I > don’t do Facebook, so I will not be joining you there.  If anyone has an > answer for me after Friday, you should be able to email me through the link > if you click on my name. > > My brick wall in the Providence/Blackstone Valley area has always been > Catharine Bennett (1827 - 1907) based on her declared birthdate in census > records and a death date verified in Rhode Island records.  She married > Samuel Newell Burroughs in 1847, which brought her into my family.  Their > daughter, Laura Winship Burroughs, would become my great-grandmother when > she married my great-grandfahter, Frank Paine Comstock (for whom I am > named). Her husband died in 1866 and she raised their children by herself, > never remarrying.  She is buried in the Old North Burial Ground in > Providence. She reported in census records being born in Massachusetts. > There’s a couple of people on the Mendon list who have interests in > Bennetts, but we’ve never come to a solution on who Catharine’s parents > were. > > As this list is ending, I want to put forth a link I found some time ago on > Ancestry.  It is a heritage repeated in several Ancestry family trees, but > I have no idea if it is valid or if it was just convenient for someone and > ended up being accepted and repeated by others. > > In this theory, Catharine was born July 15, 1829 to John Bennet II and > Sarah Clark Bennett in Rochester MA.  She self reports in census records > being born in 1827 in either Massachusetts or, sometimes, she is specific > and says Boston. All other details on Catharine in this Ancestry record — > other than the birthdate — are correct.  I can’t confirm the parentage > reported in this record because I’ve never known Catharine’s parents.  A > slip of paper owned by a cousin has the names William and Mary Bennett > written on it with no further details.  I’ve never found a William and Mary > Bennett who would line up, but the mystery of why this person has that slip > of paper remains.  Oddly, this cousin’s grandmother was named Laura after > Catharine’s daughter Laura, my great-grandmother who actually lived with > that branch of the family for a while before she died in 1954. > > If this purported line was accurate, Catharine’s lineage would be (as > reported by an Ancestry contributor and unverified by me): > > 1.  John Bennett II (1798 - 1875) and Sarah Clark (1798-1837) > > 2.  John Bennett (1772-1854) and Catherine Robinson (1772-1824) > > 2.  John Bennett (1740 - 1816) and Keziah Shaw (1743-1819) > > 3.  Ebeneezer Bennett (1700-1751) and Sarah Stetson (1699-????) > > 3.  John Bennett (1671-1761) and Patience Cobb (1668-1759) > > Thanks for reading.  If anyone, especially the Bennett researchers, has an > opinion on this line and my Catharine’s involvement with it, please let me > know.  I’m not willing to accept it yet. > > I know people who post heritage lines are not always correct. There is a > member of my own family who reports a different person as dying on a > particular date.  I’ve shown this family member a picture of the grave > stone and the death record which show this particular individual died about > ten years earlier and in a different state, but the family member persists > in keeping that erroneous date and location in their tree and that > information has been repeated by others. > > Regards, > > Frank Comstock > > > > > > *Frank Comstock* > *Author  **|  Writer  |  Photographer* > > > *-- print and digital media* > *-- novels and short stories* > *-- technical writing* > *-- ghost writing* > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community > > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/26/2020 01:37:26
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request - BENNETT
    2. Sheryl Romasco
    3. My BENNETT Line starts probably with a Peter BENNETT in England. The line continues this way (I believe) - 1. John BENNETT B. 1642 Bristol, England D. 1717 Middleborough MA Married Deborah GROVER 2. Joseph BENNETT B. 1680 Beverly, MA D. 1737 Middleborough, MA Married Joanna PERRY 3. John BENNETT B. 1711 Middleborough, MA D. FEB 1804 Leicester, MA Married Deborah REYNOLDS 4. Robert BENNETT B. 1742 Coventry, RI D. 1829 Northbridge, MA Married; Joanna BUCKLIN 5. Amy BENNETT B. 1769D. 1838 Upton, MA Married: John SWEET The lineage from #4 has been proven for Daughters of American Lineage The lineage from # 5 has been proven for DAR lineage The lineage in #6 and #7 are also part of proven lineages for DAR 6. Joanna Bennett SWEET b. 1804 Upton, MA d 1899 Upton, MA Married Stephen Sadler VIALL 7. Amy Ann Bennett VIALL B. 1835 Upton, MA S. 1913 Uxbridge, MA Maybe this will give you another place to search. Sheryl Romasco > On Feb 26, 2020, at 12:18 PM, SANDY JOHANSEN via MA-MENDON <ma-mendon@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > Hi Frank, I am one of your fellow Bennett researchers and I know we have discussed this line before. I'd add another question that may help us both. I research Bennetts, I have a large database of them. Everytime I come across a Benjamin Bennett in a record I add him to my database and build a family group around that person, sometimes happily I can combine that person into an existing family group so I avoid duplicates. Despite those efforts I still have over 30 distinct Benjamin Bennetts in the data, all with records to support that they are different men. > > One thing that has evaded me is determining a migration pattern of Bennetts. I know the Boston Bennetts did send a branch to Middleborough and there are many descendants there. There seems to be a big group of dna proven Bennetts on the North Shore, i.e. the Ipswich Bennetts. Where the "first" Smithfield Rhode Island Bennetts came from is a mystery. > > I see CT Bennetts moving up into Foster. Where did they originate from? Are they Boston Bennetts, moving south and then into RI? The Middleborough Bennetts seem to stay in that placed and I have confirmed that they originated in Boston. > > Lancaster Mass Bennetts move into Worcester County, so maybe they moved to Smithfield area, although I have not found any proof of that yet. Understanding the migration patterns gives a starting point for research on those difficult cases. > > > > Kind regards, > Sandy Bennett Johansen > > > On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:39:14 AM MST, Frank Comstock <comstockthree@gmail.com> wrote: > > Here’s a final request to my Mendon cousins before this list goes away. I > don’t do Facebook, so I will not be joining you there. If anyone has an > answer for me after Friday, you should be able to email me through the link > if you click on my name. > > My brick wall in the Providence/Blackstone Valley area has always been > Catharine Bennett (1827 - 1907) based on her declared birthdate in census > records and a death date verified in Rhode Island records. She married > Samuel Newell Burroughs in 1847, which brought her into my family. Their > daughter, Laura Winship Burroughs, would become my great-grandmother when > she married my great-grandfahter, Frank Paine Comstock (for whom I am > named). Her husband died in 1866 and she raised their children by herself, > never remarrying. She is buried in the Old North Burial Ground in > Providence. She reported in census records being born in Massachusetts. > There’s a couple of people on the Mendon list who have interests in > Bennetts, but we’ve never come to a solution on who Catharine’s parents > were. > > As this list is ending, I want to put forth a link I found some time ago on > Ancestry. It is a heritage repeated in several Ancestry family trees, but > I have no idea if it is valid or if it was just convenient for someone and > ended up being accepted and repeated by others. > > In this theory, Catharine was born July 15, 1829 to John Bennet II and > Sarah Clark Bennett in Rochester MA. She self reports in census records > being born in 1827 in either Massachusetts or, sometimes, she is specific > and says Boston. All other details on Catharine in this Ancestry record — > other than the birthdate — are correct. I can’t confirm the parentage > reported in this record because I’ve never known Catharine’s parents. A > slip of paper owned by a cousin has the names William and Mary Bennett > written on it with no further details. I’ve never found a William and Mary > Bennett who would line up, but the mystery of why this person has that slip > of paper remains. Oddly, this cousin’s grandmother was named Laura after > Catharine’s daughter Laura, my great-grandmother who actually lived with > that branch of the family for a while before she died in 1954. > > If this purported line was accurate, Catharine’s lineage would be (as > reported by an Ancestry contributor and unverified by me): > > 1. John Bennett II (1798 - 1875) and Sarah Clark (1798-1837) > > 2. John Bennett (1772-1854) and Catherine Robinson (1772-1824) > > 2. John Bennett (1740 - 1816) and Keziah Shaw (1743-1819) > > 3. Ebeneezer Bennett (1700-1751) and Sarah Stetson (1699-????) > > 3. John Bennett (1671-1761) and Patience Cobb (1668-1759) > > Thanks for reading. If anyone, especially the Bennett researchers, has an > opinion on this line and my Catharine’s involvement with it, please let me > know. I’m not willing to accept it yet. > > I know people who post heritage lines are not always correct. There is a > member of my own family who reports a different person as dying on a > particular date. I’ve shown this family member a picture of the grave > stone and the death record which show this particular individual died about > ten years earlier and in a different state, but the family member persists > in keeping that erroneous date and location in their tree and that > information has been repeated by others. > > Regards, > > Frank Comstock > > > > > > *Frank Comstock* > *Author **| Writer | Photographer* > > > *-- print and digital media* > *-- novels and short stories* > *-- technical writing* > *-- ghost writing* > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community > > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/26/2020 11:11:09
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request
    2. I
    3. Where the "first" Smithfield Rhode Island Bennetts came from is a mystery.  I have been looking for Bennet intermarried to Greene family ... My Greene family was in Woburn, Upton, Douglas/Northbridge;and a Greene who married Bennet was in Grafton/Sutton. but I cannot place him in a family.  I have repeatedly tried to connect him with the Douglas/Northbridge family;  those families also moved into Foster/Glocester, Smithfield , North Providence etc. later I cannot find the Greene who married Bennet before living in /Sutton/Grafton.So I keep looking in Worcester County (with no luck) jean e. sanders

    02/26/2020 10:47:22
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request. -- Catherine born 1829
    2. I
    3. from "Tan Books". "Rochester Town & Vital Records View ImageView Record - Name - Catherine M Bennett - Event Type - Birth - Birth Date - 15 Jul 1829 - Birth Place - Rochester, Massachusetts - Father Name - John Bennett - Mother Name - Sarah Bennett -----Origina*Author  **|  Writer  |  Photographer* *-- print and digital media* *-- novels and short stories* *-- technical writing* *-- ghost writing* ____________________________________________ _________________________ _______________upported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/26/2020 10:41:48
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Last Request
    2. SANDY JOHANSEN
    3. Hi Frank, I am one of your fellow Bennett researchers and I know we have discussed this line before.  I'd add another question that may help us both.  I research Bennetts, I have a large database of them.  Everytime I come across a Benjamin Bennett in a record I add him to my database and build a family group around that person, sometimes happily I can combine that person into an existing family group so I avoid duplicates.  Despite those efforts I still have over 30 distinct Benjamin Bennetts in the data, all with records to support that they are different men.  One thing that has evaded me is determining a migration pattern of Bennetts.  I know the Boston Bennetts did send a branch to Middleborough and there are many descendants there.  There seems to be a big group of dna proven Bennetts on the North Shore, i.e. the Ipswich Bennetts.  Where the "first" Smithfield Rhode Island Bennetts came from is a mystery.  I see CT Bennetts moving up into Foster.  Where did they originate from?  Are they Boston Bennetts, moving south and then into RI?   The Middleborough Bennetts seem to stay in that placed and I have confirmed that they originated in Boston.  Lancaster Mass Bennetts move into Worcester County, so maybe they moved to Smithfield area, although I have not found any proof of that yet.  Understanding the migration patterns gives a starting point for research on those difficult cases. Kind regards, Sandy Bennett Johansen On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:39:14 AM MST, Frank Comstock <comstockthree@gmail.com> wrote: Here’s a final request to my Mendon cousins before this list goes away.  I don’t do Facebook, so I will not be joining you there.  If anyone has an answer for me after Friday, you should be able to email me through the link if you click on my name. My brick wall in the Providence/Blackstone Valley area has always been Catharine Bennett (1827 - 1907) based on her declared birthdate in census records and a death date verified in Rhode Island records.  She married Samuel Newell Burroughs in 1847, which brought her into my family.  Their daughter, Laura Winship Burroughs, would become my great-grandmother when she married my great-grandfahter, Frank Paine Comstock (for whom I am named). Her husband died in 1866 and she raised their children by herself, never remarrying.  She is buried in the Old North Burial Ground in Providence. She reported in census records being born in Massachusetts. There’s a couple of people on the Mendon list who have interests in Bennetts, but we’ve never come to a solution on who Catharine’s parents were. As this list is ending, I want to put forth a link I found some time ago on Ancestry.  It is a heritage repeated in several Ancestry family trees, but I have no idea if it is valid or if it was just convenient for someone and ended up being accepted and repeated by others. In this theory, Catharine was born July 15, 1829 to John Bennet II and Sarah Clark Bennett in Rochester MA.  She self reports in census records being born in 1827 in either Massachusetts or, sometimes, she is specific and says Boston. All other details on Catharine in this Ancestry record — other than the birthdate — are correct.  I can’t confirm the parentage reported in this record because I’ve never known Catharine’s parents.  A slip of paper owned by a cousin has the names William and Mary Bennett written on it with no further details.  I’ve never found a William and Mary Bennett who would line up, but the mystery of why this person has that slip of paper remains.  Oddly, this cousin’s grandmother was named Laura after Catharine’s daughter Laura, my great-grandmother who actually lived with that branch of the family for a while before she died in 1954. If this purported line was accurate, Catharine’s lineage would be (as reported by an Ancestry contributor and unverified by me): 1.  John Bennett II (1798 - 1875) and Sarah Clark (1798-1837) 2.  John Bennett (1772-1854) and Catherine Robinson (1772-1824) 2.  John Bennett (1740 - 1816) and Keziah Shaw (1743-1819) 3.  Ebeneezer Bennett (1700-1751) and Sarah Stetson (1699-????) 3.  John Bennett (1671-1761) and Patience Cobb (1668-1759) Thanks for reading.  If anyone, especially the Bennett researchers, has an opinion on this line and my Catharine’s involvement with it, please let me know.  I’m not willing to accept it yet. I know people who post heritage lines are not always correct. There is a member of my own family who reports a different person as dying on a particular date.  I’ve shown this family member a picture of the grave stone and the death record which show this particular individual died about ten years earlier and in a different state, but the family member persists in keeping that erroneous date and location in their tree and that information has been repeated by others. Regards, Frank Comstock *Frank Comstock* *Author  **|  Writer  |  Photographer* *-- print and digital media* *-- novels and short stories* *-- technical writing* *-- ghost writing* _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/26/2020 10:18:27
    1. [MA-MENDON] Last Request
    2. Frank Comstock
    3. Here’s a final request to my Mendon cousins before this list goes away. I don’t do Facebook, so I will not be joining you there. If anyone has an answer for me after Friday, you should be able to email me through the link if you click on my name. My brick wall in the Providence/Blackstone Valley area has always been Catharine Bennett (1827 - 1907) based on her declared birthdate in census records and a death date verified in Rhode Island records. She married Samuel Newell Burroughs in 1847, which brought her into my family. Their daughter, Laura Winship Burroughs, would become my great-grandmother when she married my great-grandfahter, Frank Paine Comstock (for whom I am named). Her husband died in 1866 and she raised their children by herself, never remarrying. She is buried in the Old North Burial Ground in Providence. She reported in census records being born in Massachusetts. There’s a couple of people on the Mendon list who have interests in Bennetts, but we’ve never come to a solution on who Catharine’s parents were. As this list is ending, I want to put forth a link I found some time ago on Ancestry. It is a heritage repeated in several Ancestry family trees, but I have no idea if it is valid or if it was just convenient for someone and ended up being accepted and repeated by others. In this theory, Catharine was born July 15, 1829 to John Bennet II and Sarah Clark Bennett in Rochester MA. She self reports in census records being born in 1827 in either Massachusetts or, sometimes, she is specific and says Boston. All other details on Catharine in this Ancestry record — other than the birthdate — are correct. I can’t confirm the parentage reported in this record because I’ve never known Catharine’s parents. A slip of paper owned by a cousin has the names William and Mary Bennett written on it with no further details. I’ve never found a William and Mary Bennett who would line up, but the mystery of why this person has that slip of paper remains. Oddly, this cousin’s grandmother was named Laura after Catharine’s daughter Laura, my great-grandmother who actually lived with that branch of the family for a while before she died in 1954. If this purported line was accurate, Catharine’s lineage would be (as reported by an Ancestry contributor and unverified by me): 1. John Bennett II (1798 - 1875) and Sarah Clark (1798-1837) 2. John Bennett (1772-1854) and Catherine Robinson (1772-1824) 2. John Bennett (1740 - 1816) and Keziah Shaw (1743-1819) 3. Ebeneezer Bennett (1700-1751) and Sarah Stetson (1699-????) 3. John Bennett (1671-1761) and Patience Cobb (1668-1759) Thanks for reading. If anyone, especially the Bennett researchers, has an opinion on this line and my Catharine’s involvement with it, please let me know. I’m not willing to accept it yet. I know people who post heritage lines are not always correct. There is a member of my own family who reports a different person as dying on a particular date. I’ve shown this family member a picture of the grave stone and the death record which show this particular individual died about ten years earlier and in a different state, but the family member persists in keeping that erroneous date and location in their tree and that information has been repeated by others. Regards, Frank Comstock *Frank Comstock* *Author **| Writer | Photographer* *-- print and digital media* *-- novels and short stories* *-- technical writing* *-- ghost writing*

    02/26/2020 08:38:54
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Final Notice of List Shut down (Massachusetts lists)
    2. Sue Roe
    3. Another option is to join our Mendon Massachusetts Genealogy group on Facebook.  We've got over 40 people now. Sue Hillier RoeSueMHR@aol.comBen Lomond, CA Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain.In a message dated 2/24/2020 8:10:29 AM Pacific Standard Time, dsam52@sampubco.com writes: March 2 is the DAY the Rootsweb mailing lists will be disabled. NO postings, no subscriptions, no unsub-cription, etc The only  thing that will be preserved is - messages that had been posted from the beginning of this list until March 1. To continue? Go to the Groups.io the List to join is:https://massachusetts-gen.groups.io/g/main scroll down to see blue button "Join this Group" (this is the fastest way to subscribe)or scroll further to subscription section. Once joined, you can adjust your email preferences. Be sure to list your name next to your email address. W. David Samuelsen _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebprefUnsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.comPrivacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blogRootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/24/2020 11:47:18
    1. [MA-MENDON] Final Notice of List Shut down (Massachusetts lists)
    2. W David Samuelsen
    3. March 2 is the DAY the Rootsweb mailing lists will be disabled. NO postings, no subscriptions, no unsub-cription, etc The only  thing that will be preserved is - messages that had been posted from the beginning of this list until March 1. To continue? Go to the Groups.io the List to join is: https://massachusetts-gen.groups.io/g/main scroll down to see blue button "Join this Group" (this is the fastest way to subscribe) or scroll further to subscription section. Once joined, you can adjust your email preferences. Be sure to list your name next to your email address. W. David Samuelsen

    02/24/2020 08:45:10
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Laban Aldrich
    2. Timothy Somers
    3. Yes, I have a question. Was Anna's birth on 9 June or 9 January? Tim On Sat, Feb 15, 2020 at 7:54 PM lsbeckett <Lsbeckett@att.net> wrote: > > Hello > > I believe I am a direct descendant of Anna Aldrich , daughter of Laban > Aldrich and Amey Arnold, > who married Nicholas King Jr. > They lived mostly in Junius New York but both died in Michigan. They had > several children. ,one of whom was Laban King , my great great grandfather . > > I can give more specific information to anyone who would like it > Sent from my iPad > > > _______________________________________________ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community >

    02/15/2020 10:42:18
    1. [MA-MENDON] [N] Re: Laban Aldrich
    2. Sue Roe
    3. I have lots of Aldriches in my data but not these.  Hopefully, someone else on the list can help you. This list is going be closed (along with all the other rootsweb lists) in a couple of weeks.  For that reason, I have started a Mendon Facebook group called Mendon Massachusetts Genealogy.  You might want to join that group and pose your question there also.Sue Sue Hillier RoeSueMHR@aol.comBen Lomond, CA Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain.In a message dated 2/15/2020 7:54:11 PM Pacific Standard Time, Lsbeckett@att.net writes: Hello I believe I am a direct descendant of Anna Aldrich , daughter of Laban Aldrich and Amey Arnold,who married Nicholas King Jr.They lived mostly in Junius New York but both died in Michigan.  They had several children. ,one of whom was Laban King , my great great grandfather . I can give more specific information to anyone who would like it Sent from my iPad _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebprefUnsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/ma-mendon@rootsweb.comPrivacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blogRootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/15/2020 10:40:58
    1. [MA-MENDON] Re: Laban Aldrich
    2. lsbeckett
    3. Hello I believe I am a direct descendant of Anna Aldrich , daughter of Laban Aldrich and Amey Arnold, who married Nicholas King Jr. They lived mostly in Junius New York but both died in Michigan. They had several children. ,one of whom was Laban King , my great great grandfather . I can give more specific information to anyone who would like it Sent from my iPad

    02/15/2020 03:53:00
    1. [MA-MENDON] Mendon Facebook Group
    2. Sue Roe
    3. Hi all,I just thought I'd let you know that our Facebook Group is up and doing well.  We have 47 members already and people are posting.  If you were planning to join, please do.  This list will be no more very soon.Sue Sue Hillier RoeSueMHR@aol.comBen Lomond, CA Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain.

    01/28/2020 01:18:29