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Ellis Family

Captain Samuel Ellis (Allis) was born February 15, 1726* in Massachusetts and died December 21, 1802 at age 77. He married Abigail Smith on March 10, 1749 in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts. She died December 31, 1806. They had the following children: Jedediah Ellis born 9 July 1751 Smith Ellis born 30 Apr 1753 Mary Ellis …

Amidown Family

Note the variation in spelling: Amidown, Ammidown, Amidon, Amadown, Amadowne, etc. Roger Amidon can be found on Wikipedia. Roger Amidon was born in 1614 in Bordeaux, Departement de la Girdone, Aquitaine, France and died November 11, 1673 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Roger was a French Huguenot and emigrated to Massachusetts in 1629. He was a …

Cunningham Family

The Cunningham family has been very difficult to trace. This is probably due to the fact that much of our information was shared with us orally through Mary Cunningham, wife of Thomas B. Olin. Mary was born with a cleft palate and there was some concern in those times that this was an inherited trait …

Spencer Family

Harold L. Spencer, Jr. has made corrections to the below information. His message, “I have noticed your reporting of the surname le Spencer apparently in reference to the early branches or individuals of the Bedfordshire Spencers at and immediately after the Conquest of 1066. The correct usage of the Spencer surname in that era is, …

Egan Family

John Egan was born in 1810 in Ireland and died in 1880 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He and his family emigrated from County Cork, Ireland in 1847 according to the 1900 U.S. census listing of his daughter Mary. This was the worst year for the Irish Famine. The Egans first settled in Ohio and then …

Hall Family

Richard John Hall was the father of Joseph Hall (Richard) who married Sarah Kimball. Their son was Benjamin Hall below. Third Generation Benjamin Hall (Joseph, Richard) was born April 27, 1712 in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts, and died October 27, 1795 in Metheun, Essex, Massachusetts. Benjamin married Rebecca Farnham on October 9, 1735 in Massachusetts. She …

Russ Bailey, Baseball Pioneer

Russell C. Bailey was born January 26, 1879 in Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin to Charles and Rebecca (Hall) Bailey. Mr. Bailey’s career as a baseball player and manager began in 1905, when he played with Eau Claire in the Illinois-Wisconsin league. He retired from active participation in the game in 1912, when he was manager …