Friday, August 9, 2019

Samuel and John

As in Samuel Gardner (Gardner-614) and John Curwen (Corwin-10). John was the step-brother of Mary (White-3107), Samuel's wife.

This is cursory and will be filled in further. We were looking to see who was Mary's father. Anderson did not mentioned her maiden name (Great Migration). But, then, Torrey did not either.

Dr. Frank did. Was he correct? Well, Frank mentioned that Elizabeth was Mary's mother and she had married Herbert. Mary's father died, and Elizabeth married George Curwen (Corwin). We know this from Torrey (New England marriages prior to 1700).

But, we know more. The NEHGR published an article about Elizabeth. In it, Mary and Samuel are mentioned. So, Dr. Frank was correct. However, this work was after Anderson published, so he is off the hook. As we can note, the research had to be carried out in England.

See NEHGR Vol 163 starting at page 192. It is an example of the type of thing that families need to do and which the TGS sees as in its mission.

Remarks: Modified: 08/09/2019

08/09/2019 --

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