Transcript talk:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p58


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Discussion of this issue, lifted from User talk:Jaques1724 and edited:

Savage, p. 4:643, under Woodruff, contradicts what he says under Seymour and Hawkins. --Jrich 14:07, 7 March 2012 (EST)

Wasn't original. Came from here. Based on the will of the father, which is pretty good evidence. This source also says Hannah Hawkins married Jonathan Nichols which seems to be in agreement with Jacobus and this record of marriages in Stratford. Further, Savage (2:382) also lists Hannah Hawkins b. 1662 which would make her 12 at the time Richard Seymour is supposed to have married according to the WeRelate page, if it is to be believed. This age for Hannah Hawkins is supported by Anthony Hawkins probate records in Manwaring. --Jrich 17:41, 7 March 2012 (EST)

Because of this conversation, I just went out and cleaned up the three marriages of Hannah Howkins; Jonathan Nichols, Sergeant Samuel Ward and John Judson. The applicable sources were Hale, House and Families of Old Fairfield. Got distracted while I was working on Welles/Tomes family and never got back to it. For what it's worth, I've found Farmington one of the more difficult of the old towns of the Connecticut Valley. There are some decent family genealogies, but nothing even as helpful as Stiles (which is full of misleading info for both Windsor and Wethersfield) for pulling it all together. Haddam/East Haddam is also relatively difficult.--jaques1724 18:05, 7 March 2012 (EST)

Excellent. I had been focused only on trying to help corroborate one or the other of the proposed marriages for Seymour, and hadn't even really looked at her page. Every pebble creates ever-widening rings. --Jrich 09:08, 8 March 2012 (EST)


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