On 5 Apr 2016, we created a FAGR for both: #160594239 and #160594156. Then, I linked them in with their parents and siblings. We use a 'Thomas Gardner Society' userid to do this work. And, we have collected several 'thank yous' over the years. Whenever we see an issue, we ask for an update. See "Memorial Day" as one example.
We had this added to the page of Jonathan's father, Joshua Wilson. These two were 'hung by the neck' together with some others.
Descendant of Samuel Wardwell through his father, John Wilson, John's mother, Mercy Wright, Mercy's mother, Mercy Wardwell
Descendant of Mary Ayer Parker through his mother, Hannah Frye, Hannah's mother, Elizabeth Farnum, Elizabeth's mother, Elizabeth Parker
|Jonathan Wilson, FAGR image before|
record was updated on 02/15/2020
BTW, in terms of the crowd that scoffs, there is a lonely grave out west of a descendant. We'll not ignore this and continue to document matters. A synopsis is due this year (2020), say when the arrival is going to be celebrated. Genealogists. You do not give life. Nor do you create the truth. Gosh, is not anyone interested in the philosophical aspects being suppressed with the mad rush toward technology? Say, foundational aspects of genealogy? Notice, has nothing to do with fundamentals.
Anyway, on another note, we used a grave site of old that is a little removed from that non-left coast. A report of the times mentioned a town and some distance in reference to where some old guy was buried. Later his younger bride was buried there, too. On a search, sure enough, there were the old stones, sufficiently marked.
A question might be about why we missed Jonathan's FAGR before. The eye sees what it wants. That 'want' is conditioned by a whole lot of things. As mentioned before, that conditioning is wide open for study and further understanding. The rise of AI might be a motivating factor that has been missing. Let's hope so for the grandkids' sake.
Kudos to the FAGRers for their good work.
Remarks: Modified: 02/19/2020
02/18/2020 -- Jonathan married Prudence Goldthwaite in Salem. Jonathan had been born in Andover, Essex Co. in 1774. Prudence had been born in Sutton, Worcester Co. in 1779. Both of their fathers are registered in the DAR database for Patriots. Jonathan and Prudence lived in Salem. He died at the age of 39 in 1814 and was buried, as we see above, in Howard Street Burial Ground. Prudence lived until 1860 which means that she was a widow for 46 years. She is in the 1850 U.S. Census and the 1855 Massachusetts Census. But, until yesterday, we didn't know where she was buried. Turns out that the internment records for Salem have been digitized. We find that Prudence was buried in the same area as was Jonathan. There doesn't seem to be a stone. Here is a clipping from the record.
It identifies here parents and her deceased husband. Also, it says 'No. 3, grave' which needed a little research. 'No. 3' is Howard Street Burial Ground.
02/19/2020 -- We need to make the Howard Street Burial Ground to be a focus.