My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

90 Adams Street, A Very Special Place

For my entire life, I've known my first nine months were spent at 90 Adams Street, New Britain, Connecticut. This house was designed by my grandfather, and I just saw it for the first time a few days ago. It was and wasn't what I expected. The English style was my grandfather's taste, having spent almost every summer living in London for many years. He loved England. I didn't expect it to look so small, boxy, have a small yard, no other house looked like it. The house he built after this for his family was huge, and also brown, all brown, but was more modern in style, and had a big yard.

On April 1, 1940, my grandparents had already been living 10 years here, as indicated by the 1930 census. In 1940, the household consisted of my grandparents, my mother age 19 (attending college, in New York), and two other children. A few years later, my mother graduated from college, got married, then got pregnant and moved back home to have me. My dad had just entered the Navy, stationed in Oakland, California. My grandmother was the nurse at my birth. So I imagine the house was a bit noisy until mom and I moved to California alone, and to wait out the war.

I have been to this city many times to visit the grandparents, but never gave any thought to where my mother might have played outside, nor where I first lived. Thanks to all the bloggers who have been locating where their families lived and checking google maps and pictures for images of their old homes, and sharing their information. Because of them, I began thinking about my own grandparents. Since New Britain is about 100 miles from me, I knew I had to make a trip immediately. Now I know what the house looks like, and it's a great feeling, just knowing.



1940 Census, New Britain, Connecticut

Beadle of Salem, Massachusetts -- Surname Saturday

Every Saturday for several years, I've been posting my surnames. Today, it is the early Beadle family of Salem, Massachusetts. While looking over my file on this family, I found conflicting spellings of Benjamin Beadle's wife's surname. Some books had Hammond, a few had Hammons. Fortunately, I had the York County, Maine Deeds CD, and was able to confirm the surname is Hammons. In addition, was able to take that family back another generation. The CD was given to me years ago by NEHGS after it was published, because I was a volunteer on that project, and received credit in print. My direct lines are in green.




Generation No. 1




1.THOMAS BEADLE (SAMUEL BEADLE1) died 23 MAY 1700 in Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He married ELIZABETH DRAKE 19 SEP 1679 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of ABRAHAM DRAKE and JANE. She was born 11 JUL 1660 in Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, and died 1736.
Children of THOMAS BEADLE and ELIZABETH DRAKE were:
2  i.Elizabeth BEADLE was born 9 JUL 1681 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1701.
3  ii.Mary BEADLE was born 5 APR 1683 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1701.
4  iii.Thomas BEADLE was born MAR 1685?6 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1686 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+5  iv.BENJAMIN BEADLE was born 7 SEP 1687 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 1752.
+6  v.Thomas BEADLE was born 10 FEB 1689?90 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1 APR 1734.
+7  vi.John BEADLE was born 14 FEB 1692 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1764.






Generation No. 2




5.BENJAMIN BEADLE (THOMAS BEADLE2, SAMUEL BEADLE1) was born 7 SEP 1687 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 1752. He married ABIGAIL HAMMONS 9 APR 1713 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of EDMOND HAMMONS and JANE MONTESSE. She died BET NOV 1760 AND DEC 1760 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of BENJAMIN BEADLE and ABIGAIL HAMMONS were:
8  i.Benjamin BEADLE was born 11 NOV 1713 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
9  ii.Abigail BEADLE was born 8 JAN 1714?15 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 FEB 1714?15 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+10  iii.Abigail BEADLE was born 28 JAN 1715?16 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+11  iv.ELIZABETH BEADLE was born 12 MAR 1718 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 1800.
12  v.Ruth BEADLE was born 4 MAR 1720 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 1727.
13  vi.Benjamin BEADLE was born 1 AUG 1722 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died AFT 1727.




6.Thomas BEADLE (THOMAS BEADLE2, SAMUEL BEADLE1) was born 10 FEB 1689?90 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1 APR 1734. He married Margaret INGERSOLL 19 JUN 1712 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of Thomas BEADLE and Margaret INGERSOLL were:
14  i.Margaret BEADLE was born 22 JAN 1712?3 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Benjamin SWINERTON. She married William OWEN 9 DEC 1755 in Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She married Benjamin NURSE ABT 1783.
15  ii.Thomas BEADLE was born ABT 2 MAR 1718 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
16  iii.Sarah BEADLE died AFT 1790. She married Stephen WELCOME 25 NOV 1739. She married James COADY.




7.John BEADLE (THOMAS BEADLE2, SAMUEL BEADLE1) was born 14 FEB 1692 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1764. He married Mercy ENGLISH 11 OCT 1722 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She died BEF 1777.
Children of John BEADLE and Mercy ENGLISH are:
17  i.Mary BEADLE. She married William SYMONDS 19 DEC 1754.
18  ii.Susanna BEADLE was born 7 AUG 1729, and died 20 JAN 1810 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
19  iii.Sarah BEADLE. She married Richard MASURY 29 NOV 1754.
20  iv.Mercy BEADLE.
21  v.Josiah BEADLE died 1775. He married Susanna BATTEN 26 JAN 1762. She died 8 JAN 1817.
22  vi.David BEADLE died BEF 7 OCT 1783. He married Lydia WILEY 17 DEC 1769. She died 15 OCT 1792.
23  vii.John BEADLE.