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|A Helper||RE: Julia A. HILLS Colony|
Thanks for the kind words.
I have made the corrections to Julia Hills Colony and connected her to her spouse John Edward Colony.
I do see the memorial for Jane Briggs Colony (Find A Grave # 74905127) at Woodlawn Cemetery in Rochester, but you'll need to get a hold of contributor Robert Palmer to make her connection to John's father Josiah Colony (Find A Grave # 11499069).
I have taken many pics and created as many memorials of the COLONY graves at Woodland Cemetery in Keene.
If you find any more corrections that I may have made please let me know.
Feel free to use the pics as you wish. Please make note of contributed by Find-A-Grave whenever possible.
Added by A Helper on Jun 07, 2013 9:52 PM
|Ann Tindall||RE: Thankfull Brigham 1765-1824|
Jane, would you want to take over your grandparents' records?? I am 1C6R so you are much more closely related. My GGgrandmother was Lestina Brigham (Aaron/Stephen Jr/Stephen/Jedidiah, my 6Ggrandfather) If so, I will transfer to you.
I would be interested in adding your family line from Winslow. Do you have the ancestry of Thankfull; I have wondered where she intersects Daniel's Brighams!
|Robert Palmer||RE: Jane Briggs Buell Colony|
Re your latest:
I am a descendant of Jane Briggs, and possess some of her relics. Jane was a graduate of Miss Charlotte Fisk's school of Keene, NH, one of the first girl's finishing schools in the US. She was left stranded when her husband, Samuel Thompson Buell, was killed in the line of duty while a custom's agent on the Canadian border. (Reported that he was kicked by a horse) I have researched much of the Buell ancestry, and would like to locate his mother's history, reported to be a Catharine Thompson in some sources.
I located Jane and her three children living with her parents in Rochester, VT, in the 1850 census. I theorize that a former classmate in Keene pointed her toward the relatively wealthy widower Josiah Colony.
History of Keene states that the name was originally Connelly, and the included portrait looks remarkably like former Governor Connelly of Texas. Research on Jane's ancestry and from examining her portrait at approx 18 (which shows a dark serious girl) leads me back to
Sephardic refugees from Spain in the late 15th century, who, not joining the Catholic Church, fled to Ipswich in England, as far as I know. I find that I personally identify with Spanish culture and particularly dance, if this is any proof. In Spanish countries I feel right at home, although not speaking the language that well.
Jane's portrait is with a Buell cousin dwelling Long Beach, CA, another descendant.
May I ask where you are located? I feel we have much to discuss on Mrs. Colony II.
Robert Palmer, Bangor ME
|Robert Palmer||Jane Briggs Buell Colony|
Thanks for the comments.
Jane Briggs is buried in Rochester, Vermont, in a location close to many in her family (she has an obelisk on the right about half-way back as one enters the simple cemetery). I am glad that this cemetery is located on high ground, because during the recent flooding of the White River, Rochester was hard hit and connecting roads were destroyed. Family tradition is that Josiah Colony was hard on Jane and mistreated her. Also her father (Judge Briggs) and mother are buried Rochester.
Years ago I saw Jane's death certificate in LDS microfilm files in Salt Lake City, which gave ovarian tumor removal surgery as the cause; she temporarily resided in Brooklyn NY at that time. She must have watched the early construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. Dean Colony dwelled New Haven CT, and then spent most of the rest of his life in Philadelphia. We always wondered if he inherited any of Colony's money.
As far as I know Jane and first husband traveled to Detroit around 1842; Jane thought it rather rough for her children; they migrated back east where Buell became again customs man at Rousse's Point, NY. I have always felt the Jane was "our Spanish" connection.