Person:John Ramsdell (1)

m. 17 Nov 1816
  1. Harriet Newel Ramsdell1817 - 1882
  2. John Brooks Ramsdell1819 - 1895
  3. Stephen Cornish Ramsdell1822 - 1873
m. Abt 1846
  1. Sarah Elizabeth Ramsdell1847 - Bet 1900 & 1910
  2. William C. Ramsdell1848 - 1911
  3. Harriet Fannie Ramsdell1850 - Aft 1920
  4. Andrew J. RamsdellAbt 1852 - 1889
  5. Walter D. Ramsdell1853 - 1877
  6. John M. Ramsdell1856 - 1878
  7. Mary Ramsdell1858 - Aft 1920
  8. Anna "Annie" M. Ramsdell1860 - 1879
  9. Edgar O. Ramsdell1863 - 1899
m. 27 Nov 1884
Facts and Events
Name John Brooks Ramsdell
Gender Male
Birth[3] 10 Feb 1819 Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Abt 1846 prob Mathews Co., VAto Maria E. Jones
Marriage 27 Nov 1884 Fall River, MAto Sarah Southworth
Occupation[6] "Master Farmer"
Death[5][9] 29 Jun 1895 Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Burial? Middleboro, MA
  • Moved to Mathews County, VA. Unsure of time or reason he went down there. Married his Virginian wife Maria Jones about 1846 and had seven children born there. Abt 1855 Maria's mother died, and when John moved back to Middleboro with his family in 1859, Maria's father Oswald moved with them.
  • Resided on Plain St., Middleboro with family
  • After death of his wife Maria, he remarried and resided at 117 3rd St, Fall River, MA at the time of his death.

Middleboro Gazette - microfilm Middleboro Public Library 03/24/1860:2 CARD: Mr. and Mrs. John B. Ramsdell tender their thanks to those friends who gave them a call at the old Tinkham house, on the eighth and bestowed some $27 worth of articles and money. The exercises were singing, prayer, and addresses. Lowlands, March 1860. (The Lowlands are along Thompson St in Middleboro)

10/12/1861:2 PLYMOUTH COUNTY CATTLE SHOW FRIDAY Fancy Articles & Maunfactures Bed spread JB Ramsdell, Middleboro 75cents

10/24/1863:2 J.B. Ramsdell, of Thompson neighborhood, has shown us some English turnips, 20 inches in circumference, grown by him since July 20th. They were raised on very sandy soil.

09/24/1864:2 J.B. Ramsdale has a Virginia breed of hens that lay very large eggs. Mr. Geo Waterman hands us one weighing one fourth of a pound.

  1.   United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M653).
  2.   United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132).
  3. Ed. by Barbara Lambert Merrick; Barbara Lambert Merrick; and Alicia Crane Williams. Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records. (Boston, Massachusetts: Mass. Soc. of Mayflower Descendants (1989), 1986-1990, c1986-c1990)

    John Brooks Ramsdell son of John Ramsdell & Sarah his wife was born February, 10th, 1819

  4.   United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T9).
  5. Vital Records of Fall River, MA.
  6. Plymouth County Directory 1867.
  7.   Old Maps of Southern Plymouth County, MA In 1879.
  8.   "Myricks, MA (Berkley, Bristol Co., MA)"
  9. "catarrh of the stomach"