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Reg Thompson (#47367041)
 member for 4 years, 17 days
Sandra Lennox
Mercy Kendrick
Hi Reg:
Went to the Plymouth cemetery office today.
They do no have any information at all on
Mercy Kendrick. The women there told me
that they did not start to keep burial records
of Burial Hill until about 1927. She also
checked the burial cards for Vine Hills and Oak Grove cemeteries. Reg did you ever think that
maybe she is buried elsewhere? Maybe in Harwich?
She could of died in Plymouth and is buried
elsewhere. When I go back to the library I
will check the Harwich vital records again to
see if her death is also recorded there.
As far as the will, it would probably be best
to just paste and copy the one that I sent to
you in the public message. It would look better
than the one that I copied from the book.
You have on Mercy Fuller (Nickerson) Kindrick's
memorial that she was the daughter of Asa and
Joanna (Rogers) Nickerson. Was Moses Rogers
Joanna's father? She is not mentioned on his
will. Let me know what you have.

Added by Sandra Lennox on Oct 21, 2014 5:10 PM

Sandra Lennox
Moses Rogers
Hi Reg:
I did take a photo copy of the will. The lettering
is small. You could add a copy to Moses'
memorial. I don't have a scanner, the library
also does not have one.
Do you have a copy you can scan? If not
do you want me to mail out all the information
that I copied so far?
Take Care,

Added by Sandra Lennox on Oct 20, 2014 7:26 PM

Sandra Lennox
RE: Piece of the puzzle?
We are both on the same page. The information
that we are finding is the same.
I will go to the Plymouth cemetery office &
inquire about the burial of Mercy Kendrick.
I will show them the death certificate.
She has to be buried somewhere!

Added by Sandra Lennox on Oct 19, 2014 5:49 AM

Sandra Lennox
Piece of the puzzle?
Hi Reg,
Information from:
Mayflower Deeds and Probates
by Susan E. Roser
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Copyright 1994 - Page 373

Will of MOSES ROGERS, yeoman of Harwich, MA.

<27:439>...dated 23 May 1791, mentions of
Elizabeth; to my little grandson JAMES KENDRICK
son to my dau. MERCY ROGERS, one acre upland;
Mulford, executors. Witnesses: Simeon BEARS,
<24:146> Pr. 7 Apr. 1795. <30:250>
Inventory taken 15 Apr. 1795.

What do you think?
There are the names: James Kendrick, Reuben (which I noticed in your family tree), Nickerson (whom
we are trying to connect with.)
Research still needed: Moses' wife was probably
Elizabeth, what was her maiden name? I will
see if I can find this in the vital records,
maybe this is where the Nickerson name comes in?

This is all part of a big puzzle, maybe the
pieces will fit, maybe not, but we cannot
give up.

I have printed the above information for you.

Take care,

Added by Sandra Lennox on Oct 18, 2014 5:56 AM

RE: Mercy F. Kendrick?
I had about 50 genealogy volunteers searching for info on her one day and they found nothing more than we already know :(

Unless a miracle happens, that line in my husband's tree with end with Mercy F

Thanks for the info :)

Added by AldenKin12 on Oct 13, 2014 12:27 PM

RE: Mercy F. (Nickerson) Kendrick ?
Thanks Reg,

You answered to my question as to where the Fuller name would have fit in. And I agree that the pieces certainly do fit together.

Why do you think that the Nickerson Assoc and Mayflower Soc don't agree... because there's no documented proof?

Added by AldenKin12 on Oct 13, 2014 12:03 PM

Mercy Fuller Nickerson
Hi Reg,

Can't stop wondering about her. Could you please tell me where Fuller comes from? What document(s) list Fuller as her middle name? I feel there is a mystery there to be solved. Thanks


Added by AldenKin12 on Oct 03, 2014 6:51 PM

Sandra Lennox
I done a little more research.
From Harwich Vital Records book:
Page 338
A record of the births of James
Jur Kindrick & his wife
Polly Kinwrick Born November 30th 1809
Reuben Kinwrick born June 27th 1811

Reg, the names are spelled as found in
the vital records book. Also, just
because there are only two children
listed in the book does not mean that
is all of their children.

Additional information found:
Researched Back to The Mayflower Pilgrims
by Joanalice (Raymond) Campbell and
Lorraine (Raymond) Ginsburg
Page 123 - G7
HARVEY H. RAYMOND (b. Ply. 19-9-1809 -
d. 18-3-1854) a mariner; m. (1) Ply.
12-7-1832 Caroline King; m. (2) Ply.
5-10-1849 wid. OLIVE L. (KENDRICK)Straffin
(b. Ply. 1817 - d. 18-3-1854) d/o JAMES
& MERCY KENDRICK & w/o William S. Straffin.
On Mar. 18, 1854 the Packet Russell was
wrecked in a violent storm on Wellfleet
Pond, crew & passengers all perished.
CHILDREN by wife #1 b. in Plymouth, MA
1) Caroline (b. 12-9-1833)
2) Harvey A. (b. 31-3-1836)
3) Benjamin B. (b. 27-10-1837 - d. Wellfleet
Pond 18-3-1854 with father)
4) Elizabeth R. (b. 17-7-1838) m. Thomas
Spear (b. Ply. 28-9-1816) s/o Thomas &
Clarissa (Harlow) Spear
5) Priscilla H. (b. 27-12-1841)
CHILDREN by wife #2 b. in Plymouth, MA
6) William T. (b. 9-7-1850 - d. 12-11-1852)
7) Herbert S/C (b. 18-6-1852) a mariner;
m. Ply. 9-3-1872 EMELINE C. THOMAS
(b. Hanson 18-3-1854) d/o Charles & Betsey
(Bourne) Thomas

Reg: On child #4 Elizabeth, she was b. 1838,
her husband Thomas Spear was b. 1816
according to this book, which would make
Thomas about 22 years older than Elizabeth.
Also, I did not see a date of publication
in this book. The library did stamp inside
the front cover "Aug. 8, 1996," which is
the date they probably received it.

I don't know if I can get copies of the
register that you requested. I will see
what the library has for microfilm as
far as registers. I do know that they have
the census on microfilm, I don't know about
the vital records but I will look.

I took another look at the Nickerson
genealogy books, but did not find any
information. I also look through the
Plymouth Church Records, that also had
no information.

I will research other areas when I go back.
I have made copies of all the information.
When I accumulate more, I will mail it out
to you.
I hope this helps.
Take Care,

Added by Sandra Lennox on Oct 01, 2014 5:05 PM

RE: Kindrick & Kendrick
Hi Reg

Thanks anyways for taking my suggestion into consideration. I guess I'm just a stickler for consistency. All the children and parents are listed as Kendrick with an E. Mary's death record is Kendrick with an E. Mercy's death record is with an E. All pieces of literature regarding these immediate generations are with an E. All gravestones for these generations are with an E...guess I'm stuck on the E. We have all read numerous vital records that have a misspelling or 2 which is obviously the case with the I....which that fancy calligraphy they once used is easily misread as an E.

On another note; what documents are out there that has Mercy listed as Mercy Fuller Nickerson?

Added by AldenKin12 on Sep 28, 2014 7:05 PM

Kindrick vs Kendrick
Hi Reg,

Could you pls fix the spelling on the last name on James Jr and Mercy. You have kIndrick instead of kEndrick.


Added by AldenKin12 on Sep 27, 2014 3:03 PM

RE: Mary (Kendrick) Pierce
You are most welcome! Glad I could help. :)

Added by AldenKin12 on Sep 27, 2014 2:51 PM

RE: Mary (Kendrick) Pierce
Hey Reg, I just uploaded the Death Registry for Mary onto her page.

Added by AldenKin12 on Sep 27, 2014 9:12 AM

RE: Mary (Kendrick) Pierce
Hi Reg,

Thanks, but the credit goes to Sandra for Mary's death record. I couldn't continue researching the Pierce line without the proof of who Mary was...even though all my research pointed to the parents that were indeed listed for her.

I don't have a copy of it but I'm sure Sandra would be happy to get both of us a copy :)

I have not started any research on Mercy yet but will def keep you in mind when I get to her.

Yes, Sandra is super awesome and has helped me out a great deal!!


Added by AldenKin12 on Sep 26, 2014 12:56 PM

Sandra Lennox
RE: library
Hi Reg:
Started doing a little research.
First I went to the Plymouth Town Hall. I had
made a copy of the record of death that you
have on Mercy Kendrick's memorial. I brought
that in and asked them if they could verify
the information. I actually had the Town Clerk
who looked up the information. He found it in
a ledger all it said was "Mercy Kendrick died
November 24, 1841," nothing else! This was the
actual hand written ledger that the town has.
The ledger has no columns that say date of death,
place of death, names of parents, etc., it is
just a plain ledger, it was on page 61. I asked
if I could have a photo copy of the page, but
the clerk said no, they only give certified
copies out.
I did find Mercy's death notice in the newspaper:
In this town, Mrs Mercy Kendrick, aged 53
years. 27th ult. (I don't know what 27th ult
means). I did make a copy of this for you.
Old Colony Memorial
Dec. 4, 1841

From Vital Records, Town of Harwich Massachusetts
1694 - 1850
Page 354, originally page 2
Intention of marriage between Mr. James
Kenwricks & Miss Mercy Nickerson both of
Harwich May 21st 1808

Page 231, originally page 154
Marriages solomnized by the
Rev. Nathan Underwood
Mr. James Kindrick to Miss Mercy Nickerson
both of Harwich June 1st 1808

I have also started looking at the newspaper
microfilm for the death of James R. Kendrick.
This will probably take awhile to go through
all the years. Hopefully something will be
There are other areas that I will be
researching, James Kendricks estate (if
he had one),Church records, genealogy
books, etc.
I am making hard copies of everything. When
I accumulate more information if you want
them you can give me your address on my e-mail.
Take Care,

Added by Sandra Lennox on Sep 24, 2014 5:44 PM

Mary Kendrick
Sorry... Benjamin Nye Pierce was from Wareham but I believe they were married in Plymouth...where Mary was from.

Added by AldenKin12 on Sep 20, 2014 1:39 PM

Seems you are an expert on the Kendrick family. Have any info on Mary E Kendrick that married Benjamin Nye Pierce on May 17, 1825 in Wareham, MA?

These are my husband's 3x great grandparents. We are doing his family tree but can't seem to find any reliable info on Mary's parents.

I've noticed that you have mentioned a few times which ppl AREN'T her parents.

Thanks in advance :)


Added by AldenKin12 on Sep 20, 2014 9:15 AM

Sandra Lennox
I did not forget about you!
I will be going to the library soon to do
research. I have all the information that
you provided. I am looking forward to helping
you out.

Added by Sandra Lennox on Sep 06, 2014 6:36 PM

Mercy Freeman (1659-1737) of Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts

Thanks for the correction and her removal from Riverside Cemetery. The confusion may stem from a LDS posted transcription that was itself a poor abbreviation of the Hale transcription of April, 1933. The earlier and far better transcription contains the exact verbiage of all the ancestors of the Carter/Taylor/Brewster families that were once listed on four bronze plaques, each to a side of a grand granite obelisk. The plaques have since disappeared. Fortunately, we have what they said. Unfortunately, on, you'll find the mistaken LDS transcription that from these plaques, identifies every Carter ancestor back to Mayflower pilgrim William Brewster as interred in Riverside Cemetery, Barkhamsted CT - including Mercy Freeman and Brewster himself! You might have found one of these citations so placed Mercy there. . . . .

An interesting side note is that Charles Evans Hughes married into this Carter family, marrying the bosses daughter, Antoinette Ellen Carter, in 1888. Hughes went on to become the 36th Governor of New York (1907-1910), 44th United States Secretary of State (1921-1925), and 11th Chief Justice of the United States (1930-1941).

Here's the obelisk built by her father (my 1st cousin 5x removed) and Hughes:
Find A Grave Memorial# 94477017.

Regards, Philip in NYC

Added by pkarchs on Aug 25, 2014 5:03 AM

Sandra Lennox
RE: Mercy Fuller (Nickerson) Kendrick
Hi Reg:
I'm not at the library anymore. It will not
be a problem for me to go and do the research
for you. They have microfilms of the local
newspapers. I can also look into the court
documents for his estate and when it was
proved. I will also see if the "Town Annual
Reports" have a death date on Mercy F., if
so, I will look for a obit or death notice.
There will also be other research involved.
I will probably get back to you within a few
weeks. I do not mind helping you out.
Take care,

Added by Sandra Lennox on Aug 24, 2014 6:59 PM

Zoe Tom
George Kendrick
Born abt 1622 in Bristol, England
Married: Ruth Bowen b: 1629 in Swansea, Bristol, Mass.

Is he in your book?


Added by Zoe Tom on Jul 14, 2014 11:41 AM

Zoe Tom
Kendrick Info.
I have some data you may want for your book.
See memorial #: 132802041 just added to Find A Grave.

We should compare notes.

Cousin Zoe

Added by Zoe Tom on Jul 14, 2014 11:35 AM

Zoe Tom
Betsey Shaw Shurtleff
Is this one of your ancestors? A lady I am writing to has the Shurtleff genealogy. I notice you have questions about where some of them are buried.

Also, how is your Kendrick book coming?


Added by Zoe Tom on Jul 14, 2014 9:28 AM

Terry Foenander
Benjamin Crosby Kendrick/Kenrick, jr.
Reg, you may be interested to know that Benjamin, jr., who was born in Massachusetts, son of Benjamin and Julia, actually died in New Zealand in 1920. He was an American Civil War soldier who served in the 43rd Massachusetts Infantry, and applied for the Civil War pension, from his residence in New Zealand, in 1893. He is buried at the St. Paul's Anglican churchyard cemetery in Christchurch. His pension papers, available from the National Archives in Washington, will provide further details, and confirm his date and place of death. Hope this helps.

Added by Terry Foenander on Jul 01, 2014 3:47 PM

Shirley O
George Osewalt/ Oswalt 1886-1957
You have him linked to Reuben as a "son"-I believe he is a grandson of Reuben; a son of Ellsworth Ellis Osewalt and Hannah Brough?

Shirley Osewalt

Added by Shirley O on Jul 01, 2014 4:54 AM

Gale Cottrell
RE: Gale Cottrell
Chatham library is a wonderful place for research - right on Main Street. For any cemetery info the best is the lady whose information I gave you previously. Happy Researching!

Added by Gale Cottrell on Jun 15, 2014 1:34 PM


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