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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 …

Martin Family

Ebenezer Martin, Sr. born February 08, 1738 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts and died 1812 in Floyd, Oneida, New York on Gifford Hill on his own farm near Western line, Oneida, New York. and is believed to be buried. He married in 1755 to W. Tabithy Smith born 1740 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island and died …

Holmes Family

From “Baptist Piety: The Last Will and Testament of Obadiah Holmes”, Edwin S. Gaustad Arno Press 1980. D. Testimony to his Children VERY PROBABLY OBADIAH HOLMES’ POSTERITY WAS HIS GREATEST LEGACY. His nine children presented him with some forty-one grandchildren. If that rate of productivity continued to the end of the colonial period, Obadiah and …

Hall Family

Richard John Hall was the father of Joseph Hall (Richard) who married Sarah Kimball. 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 was born March 14, 1715 in …