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More Unexpected Discoveries In My Genealogy Research January 29, 2016

A grave marker for Elizabeth Tallman Sperry in Broad Street Cemetery in Claremont New Hampshire – a former mill town on the Vermont-New Hampshire border.  Elizabeth Sperry  was my 5X Great Grandmother.  Broad St Cemetery Elizabeth Tallman  Elizabeth was born in 1715 in North Guilford Connecticut and died in 1810 in Claremont New Hampshire.


Sarah Kinsman Wells 1705-1772 August 1, 2015

My 5X Great Grandmother
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Sarah Wells

Sarah Wells


Birth: 1705 Death: Jul., 1772 wife of Capt. Nathaniel Wells age 67 years Family links: Spouse: Nathaniel Wells (____ – 1790) Burial: Highland Cemetery Ipswich Essex County Massachusetts, USA Created by: Neil B (John 3:16) Record added: Jun 11, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 38223513

11 Jun 2009 Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

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wmetevier added this to Giblin Family Tree

07 Jul 2014

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5X Great Grandparents July 29, 2015

Filed under: 5X Great Grandparents,Ancestors,Genealogy — Janet @ 4:11 am

Major (Judge) John Murdock   1706-1778  was one of my Great Great Great Great Great Grandfathers

Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs

MAJOR JOHN MURDOCK 1708-1778 (father of Reverend James)
He inherited his father’s property and his native sagacity, to which was added a superior intelligence, culture and moral character that made him conspicuous among the distinguished men of the colony. He first carried on the business of farming his plantation with the aid of his slaves, who have left monuments of their labor in enormous stone walls surrounding it. His thrift and sagacity brought a large fortune for the times, and made him a power in the community. He was a deacon in the Congregational church; judge of the court of common pleas, a representative in the general assembly for a number of years, was captain of the Tenth Company, Seventh Regiment Connecticut Militia, and served under Abercrombie in Fort Ticonderoga in 1750, during the French and Indian war. May 13, 1766, he was appointed by the general assembly major of the Seventh Regiment Connecticut Militia. At the time of his marriage, about 1730, his father settled upon him one-half of his estate and built him a dwelling where he spent his remaining days. He carried on the farming business extensively for half a century. He was small of stature and of a very fair complexion, with keen, black eyes. His first wife, Phoebe Sill, of Lynn, and her infant died ten months after their marriage. April 11, 1732, he married (second) Frances Conklin, of East Hampton, Long Island. They had thirteen children, seven of whom were boys and six girls. .Major Murdock died at his homestead on the hill.