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The Indian War that Wasn’t

A distant cousin shared this funny story with me recently. He also shared the picture of Richard “John” Hall. On Saturday the 6th day of January, 1838, near the same spot where a quarter of a century before the first settler in the Town of Ellington felled the trees and erected his rude log cabin …

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 …

Bailey Family

The earliest ancestor that I know of is Russel Claude Bailey who was born about 1821. He is listed in the death certificate of his son Charles as being born in Manchester, Massachusetts. Family legend says that either Russel or his father was a doctor in Newfoundland and was of English extraction. However, according to …

William Bailey

William Henry Bailey was born September 8, 1871 in Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin to Charles E. Bailey and Rebecca Hall. He died April 20, 1950 in Moose Lake, Carlton, Minnesota. My grandmother described her father as being tall, handsome, determined and especially kind. He had a glass eye due to an unfortunate accident that occurred when …

Pierce Family

Richard Pearce was born 1615 and married on May 5, 1642 to Susannah Wright daughter of John Wright was born August 5, 1627 in Essex, England. Their children: Richard Pearce married Experience Martha Pearce was born 1645 and married Mahershallalhashboz Dyer (1643-1670) He was the son of William and Catharine Dyer. John Pearce was born …

Genealogy

I have enjoyed genealogy for over 40 years and this website reflects most of my work. I try to keep it updated, but my Ancestry.com tree is much more extensive and accurate. Do I know more about these families than I have on this website? Of course I do. Do I have more sources? Yes! …