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Bill Velde (#47500604)
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Bio Photo I have started on the long backlog of requests, but it is slow going. I'm going from the top down, so if you have a long-buried and unanswered request, please re-send it so it will get priority.
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John Fobes
In the previous message, I forgot to include the memorial number for John Sr:
Find A Grave Memorial# 70639611
Added by Onway2zion on Oct 22, 2016 6:02 AM
John Fobes
In a letter written by George Allen, of Sandwich, Mass. to Experience Mitchell of Duxbury, he mentions the death of Mitchell's sister's son, John Fobes, who "died at his house, about 1661, 7, 10" he judged. (
Therefore, I think the information listed that John Fobes Sr was buried at Sandwich, MA is erroneous, and it is actually John Fobes Jr (not in the list of children on Find A Grave) that is buried at Sandwich, MA. The burial location of John Fobes Sr is unknown to me.
"Ancestors of Silas Ayers and Mary Byram Ayers : including the Alden, Ayers and Byram families" on confirms this information.
Added by Onway2zion on Oct 22, 2016 5:57 AM
Gavin Chatterley
Elizabeth White Gardner's Father
You have John White (71327310) listed as Elizabeth White Gardner's (71328552) father even though they were buried in different cemeteries. How did you find out that they were related? Thank you for you help.
Added by Gavin Chatterley on Oct 08, 2016 3:50 PM
Margery has another memorial under #34377204 added 3 March 2009.

Thank You,
Added by CHARLENE CASTLE GIBBONS on Aug 01, 2016 3:27 PM
Bill Weishaupt

Hi Bill

What a very nice job on Thomas Gardner story. Where did that England story come from?

How did you connect Tom 1565 to Tom 1590? Been looking for that document for veeeeery long time. Thanks for any help.

I send above our family site. Look for Gardner link if you find time. Pages marked (*) is our main line. No docs or photos. Available on request.

Know you have little time but thought I'd ask anyway.

have a sunny day
from another Bill in Florida
truly sunny her today!!
Added by Bill Weishaupt on Feb 18, 2016 9:58 AM
William Potter and family
Because there is a great deal of confusion in the sources, a summation of what appear to be 'facts', follows.


There are 2 contemporaneous William Potters of Connecticut. One settled in Stamford, Fairfield County and died in 1684. The other settled in New Haven and was hanged in 1662.

William Potter of New Haven is the Johnson ancestor because he is the one whose daughter Hope married Daniel Robbins.

William Potter of New Haven married Frances (possibly nee Child) in England and their first son was Joseph.

William Potter of New Haven had a brother John Potter and both were founders of New Haven.

HANNAH, Mother of William Potter of New Haven

The mother of William Potter of New Haven may be nee Mead but if so, she is not to be confused with the wife of the John Mead who was the son-in-law of the William Potter of Stamford.

She may be nee Hawes.

She (probably) married first to John I. Potter in England who died in 1623 and then married second to John Beecher.

CROSSING from England to Boston and then to New Haven

William Potter (along with his wife Frances, and his son Joseph) emigrated to the United States in 1635 on the Abigail.

In 1637, aboard the Hector, William's brother, John, along with his mother Hannah and her husband John Beecher immigrated to Boston; their son Isaac Beecher may have been with them.

They removed to New Haven in 1638/9 to take possession of property "owned" by John Beecher (who had died in New Haven the previous winter).

CHILDREN of William Potter of New Haven

Hannah Potter is not a daughter of William Potter of New Haven.

Hope (Potter) Robbins is the daughter of William Potter of New Haven and was baptised Oct. 3, 1641. She married Daniel Robbins and moved with him to Woodbridge, NJ.

Added by CK on Jan 12, 2016 9:58 AM
Robert L. Maples, Jr.
Robert Rose
How can Robert Rose have immigrated in 1645 if he is on the plague as settling Watertown in 1634?
Added by Robert L. Maples, Jr. on Dec 16, 2015 8:09 PM
Barbara Maitland
Cooke family photos in England
I was to thank so very, very much for including info on Find a Grave and the pictures you have provided. It "tickles" my niece's fancy to see what one of her great, etc., aunts looked like!
Thank you!
Added by Barbara Maitland on Sep 18, 2015 11:37 PM
Frances Moody Kilbourne
Did you know there is another Find A Grave memorial for her in Ancient Burying Ground in Hartford? (Memorial # 81523838) Have you visited either cemetery? I believe she is mostly likely buried in Wethersfield but now I have to wonder...
Added by AnitaKilburnPowers on Aug 22, 2015 10:09 AM
Jasper Tudor #71377883
In the Bio, towards the end, it should read that he arranged for the marriage of his nephew, HENRY, not Owen - Owen was Jasper's father.
Added by NancyP on Aug 06, 2015 9:46 AM
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