Sunday, July 12, 2015

WDTT?

Or, we could have WWTT? And, then, closer to the modern theme, WWJD?

Say what? In other words, What did (would) Thomas think? What would John (or Joseph) do? As in, Gardners coming forward to fill in a meme.


Who are the Gardners? They have many threads, a lot of which have been touched upon, briefly, in this blog. In particular, we are talking two generations. That is, there is the gentleman who was the patriarch of the family and his wife, Margaret. Then, there are the kids who numbered nine in total.

Of those, we pick two in the order of birth. John is the first (Quaker and more); his brother, Joseph, was military and was a casualty of an early conflict with the natives. Which, by the way, no Gardner was responsible for seeing it come about.

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So, let's get anecdotal a minute, using Thomas as an example, first. See Written out of history. Thomas was here in the 1623/24 time frame. Then, there were all of these machinations, here and abroad. For the Gardners, they ought to be happy that Thomas and Margaret and their kids made it through all of that. We have to realize that Thomas was effective (physically, he would have been large, strong and very much capable; mentally, he was no slouch, as we have seen people argue when talking about his home-schooled sons, John and Richard).

So, we used "deign" to characterize Thomas taking the oath in 1637. That is thirteen years later. Of course, he did this for his kids. That same year, the ruling folks in Salem voted that he would go with Hathorne (ggp) to see the mucky-itty-mucks in Boston (or, wherever they were meeting at the time). Well, doing this gig got Thomas the temporary label of Deputy to the General Court. But, what happened next?

Was one time enough? Thomas saw that such was not for him (great decision). After that, he was very much involved in affairs in Salem and elsewhere. BTW, he was there when Endicott pulled his power trip on Mary Dyer and others. What Did Thomas Think?

Too, Thomas had no shadow over him; rather, he and Margaret enjoyed, until JE came along, a blissful life on Cape Ann.

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Now, we'll look at John and Joseph. John was another big guy who was involved in a lot of activities that supported the new society. He may have been young, and providing the muscle, but he was with the crew that mapped the Merrimack. No doubt, he learned a lot. ... Later, we see he and his brother going to see Gov. Lovelace in New York. The name of Sherborne on Nantucket came about from this visit. Lots to look at there.

And, Joseph? He married Ann Downing and has the house, that came to have Bradstreet's name, associated with him and his bride. Ann got Simon to sign a pre-nup after she lost her husband. Joseph was killed during the King Philip war. He, again, is an example of being taught well by his father and his mother.

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Again, we are looking at only two generations, here. The American experience, though, is the sum total across all of the years and the accumulation of experiences by the generations, thereof. In a spiritual sense, genealogy is missing several boats. And, the problem is worse than just running after DNA and encouraging some bad practices (as money, not truth and knowledge, is the focus).

Remarks:  Modified: 07/12/2015

07/12/2015 --

Sherborne, Dorset

Last year, Chimper Jones gave us the record of a Thomas Gardiner and Margaret Frier being married in Sherborne. There is a baptism record for Thomas Gardiner in 1591, same parish, and one for Margaret Frier, in 1598. Then, there are records for Gardner boys: Thomas, George, Richard, John.

Dr. Frank did mention
Sherborne
Thanks, Chimper. Too, though, we can mark this up to the marvels of technology. However, a lot of work still needs to be done.

We are going to research this subject so that we can present the best view that can be founded with current information. See Sherborne, Dorset project page for information.

At the moment, there is a table with some of the images that are available. But, we will be adding to this and related pages.

Please, note, too, the introductory comments. This information has been known for a long while. One open area of research will be trying to find out what has been done, to date. Of course, we are talking 300+ years, yet an overview would/could be very instructive from several viewpoints.

Remarks:  Modified: 07/15/2015

Memoir of Benjamin Peirce
07/12/2015 -- We mention abductive approaches (my career was spent in advanced computing - software and modelling, essentially). Please refer, at least, to C.S. Peirce's (we mentioned him in an earlier post - Benjamin Peirce) work in the area. [Love it: From Ugly Duckling to Swan]

07/12/2015 -- When finished with the data collection and analysis, we will present the strongest story (the prerogative of the family) that the facts, and abductive reasoning, will support. As such, we hope to demonstrate some very much needed research viewpoints. 


07/15/2015 -- Benjamin Peirce relates to this theme for several reasons. For one, he is a descendant of son, Thomas, who was first born. A daughter, Bethia, of Thomas married Samuel Gaskill who was of a Quaker line (see image from Table I, pg 172, "Memoir of Benjamin Peirce" Essex Institute Historical Collections, 1881). Benjamin is also a descendant of Seeth who married John Grafton (Table IV, pg 175). But, this gets interesting. This look back has son Thomas marrying Margaret Fryer. ... Note, an analog of the appropriate method might be paleoichnology (results expressed in whatever medium might get the message across).

Friday, July 3, 2015

Regimental History Series, background and motivation

Context: See "Contents of this Issue" plus list of articles from the Regimental History Series (RHS) taken from issues of The Massachusetts Magazine, an effort by Dr. Frank and some of his friends.
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While collecting links to all of the issues (digitized copy) of The Massachusetts Magazine, several things came to mind including a whole list of future topics for research. For one thing, these eleven volumes of a quarterly publication can be thought of as a snapshot in time of the period from 1908 to 1918 of New England and the U.S. As such, they can offer a lot of insight. For instance, toward the time of the last issues, we start to see discussion of the upcoming 300th of the 1620 arrival; and, that is timely for our look ahead efforts for the 400th (Please note, New Englanders, that Kansas had its 400th in the 1941 timeframe).  

But, while itemizing the items in the RHS that occupied a lot of Dr. Frank's time, one had to consider his motivation. We know that he was an officer in a Salem unit. Too, his persistence in following through with so much detail is more than one would expect for a hobby. 

We find this page in the first issue of The Massachusetts Magazine (also, see first of the series, Department of the American Revolution). Dr. Frank published twenty-five items in his RHS series whose themes were taken from the list (see Reg't column). Not all of the Regiments were covered, however, for the one that he did research, he was thorough.  

TMM, Vol I, No 1, Pg 13
The timeframe was during the Seige of Boston (see Wikipedia). One task will be to look at how we can introduce Dr. Frank's monograms into the discussion and, thereby, generate citations of his work. 

Remarks:  Modified: 07/03/2015

07/03/2015 -- Added link to the 1st of the series "Department of the American Revolution" (see Motivation). See those issues (Vol II through V) with the an item from the series.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TMM, Vols. IX, X, and XI

The Massachusetts Magazine, of Dr. Frank and friends.

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TMM, Vol IX, 1916

List of Titles, (Vol.IX, No. 2)
Regimental History Series

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TMM, Vol X, 1917
TMM, Vol XI 1918
    1917/8, Vols X, XI (F.A. Gardner, M.D.)

    No 1
      Pg 32 Colonel David Brewer's Regiment
    No 2, 3
      Pg
    No 4
      Pg 167 Colonel David Brewer's Regiment
    No 1
      Pg 12 Colonel Edmund Phinney's Regiment
Prior: TMM, Vols VII and VIIINext up: TMM, Vols I and II.

Remarks:  Modified: 07/02/2015

07/02/2015 --

TMM, Vols. VII and VIII

The Massachusetts Magazine, of Dr. Frank and friends.

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TMM, Vol. VII, 1914
    1914, Vol VII (F.A. Gardner, M.D.)

    No 1
      Pg  32, Colonel John Mansfield's Regiment
    No 2
      Pg  51, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regiment
    No 3
      Pg 99, Colonel John Nixon's Regiment
    No 4
      Pg 158, General John Thomas' and Colonel John Bailey's Regiment
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TMM, Vol VIII, 1915

    1915, Vol VIII (F.A. Gardner, M.D.)

    No 1
      Pg 27, Colonel John Paterson's Regiment
    No 2
      Pg 75, Colonel John Paterson's Regiment
    No 3
      Pg 123, General Artemas Ward's and Colonel Jonathan Ward's Regiments
    No 4
      Pg 185, General Artemas Ward's and Colonel Jonathan Ward's Regiments

Prior: TMM, Vols V and VINext up: TMM, Vols IX and X/XI.

Remarks:  Modified: 07/01/2015

07/01/2015 --

TMM, Vols. V and VI

The Massachusetts Magazine, of Dr. Frank and friends.

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TMM, Vol V, 1912

    1912, Vol V
     (F.A. Gardner, M.D.)

    No 1
      Pg 15, Colonel Wm. Heath's and Colonel John Greaton's Regiment
      Pg 36, Department of the American Revolution
    No 2, 3, 4
      Pg 55, Colonel Wm. Heath's and Colonel John Greaton's Regiment
      Pg 71, Colonel Ebenezer Learned's Regiment
      Pg 105, Department of the American Revolution

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TMM, Vol VI, 1913


    1913, Vol VI
     (F.A. Gardner, M.D.)

    No 1
      Pg 
    No 2
      Pg 82, Col. Paul Dudley Sargent's Regiment
    No 3
      Pg 125, Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent's Regiment
    No 4
      Pg 147, Colonel John Mansfield's Regiment

Appeared in TMM, Vol VI, 1913


Prior: TMM, Vols III and IVNext up: TMM, Vols VII and VIII.

Remarks:  Modified: 07/03/2015

07/03/2015 -- Add links to the series "Department of the American Revolution" (see Motivation).

TMM, Vols. III and IV

The Massachusetts Magazine, of Dr. Frank and friends.

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TMM, Vol. III, 1910

    1910, Vol III (F.A. Gardner, M.D.)

    No 1
      Pg 25, Colonel Timothy Walker's Regiment
      Pg 40, Department of the American Revolution
    No 2
      Pg 99, Colonel Theophilus Cotton's Regiment
      Pg 133, Department of the American Revolution
    No 3
      Pg 187, Colonel James Frye's Regiment
      Pg 181, Department of the American Revolution
    No 4
      Pg 246, Colonel James Frye's Regiment
      Pg 260, Department of the American Revolution

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TMM, Vol. IV, 1911


    1911, Vol IV (F.A. Gardner, M.D.)

    No 1
      Pg 29, Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge's Regiment
      Pg 43, Department of American Revolution
    No 2
      Pg 82, Colonel Ruggles Woodgridge's Regiment
      Pg 110, Department of American Revolution
    No 3
      Pg 153, Colonel Thomas Gardner's Regiment
      Pg 179, Department of American Revolution
    No 4
      Pg 221, Colonel Samuel Gerrish's Regiment
      Pg 244, Department of American Revolution

Prior: TMM, Vols I and II. Next up: TMM, Vols V and VI.

Remarks:  Modified: 07/03/2015

07/03/2015 -- Add links to the series "Department of the American Revolution" (see Motivation).