Category Archives: Cogswell

On this Thanksgiving Day, November 22

Gale and I got married on Thanksgiving Day, so it’s sort of appropriate that today is the 258th anniversary of the marriage of Ebenezer Cogswell and Mary Burnham (my 5th great grandparents) in 1749, most probably in Ipswich. Mary was … Continue reading

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… and still more ancestors in Dublin?

Well, strictly speaking, not ancestors, at least not my ancestors, but it turns out Leonard wasn’t the only Smith to move from Killingly to Dublin. I was actually googling some different combinations of Smith, Shippee, Foster, looking for information on … Continue reading

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On this day, November 8

Today is the birthday of Ebenezer Cogswell, born this day in 1791 in Rutland. Ebenezer’s parents were Stephen and Mary (or Polly) Cogswell. His brother, also named Stephen, went on to marry Lucy Seaver, my third great grandmother. Ebenezer was … Continue reading

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Leonard Smith’s House in Jaffrey

I think there’s a pretty good chance that this is the house where Leonard Smith and family resided in 1880, based on the 1880 census record, and the map mentioned below. The census taken that year listed the residents as … Continue reading

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The Seaver Connection digested

A file containing just the excerpts from Randy Seaver’s “Descendants of Shubael Seaver” that show Lydia Cogswell’s connection to Robert Seaver and Boston in 1637 has been posted in the gallery.

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Shanty Irish or Boston Brahmin?

I found an amazing connection in the Dunn family tree yesterday while trying to figure out the Leonard O. Smith household. Leonard was the father of Mary Alice Smith, who married Daniel Dunn, and gave birth to Earl, Carl, Guy … Continue reading

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