I have so many other branches of my family to explore, looking for the earliest matriarchs that are listed in Ancestry on my trees. (repost from March 18, 2015 on "When I was 69.")
continue to chase the ones from my father's mother's (5) Ada Swasey
Rogers) family first. Then there are my father's father's - oh my.
They go back a LOT further! (remembering my numerical system starts with my grandchildren as generation (1).
Yesterday I left the various
branches of the Swasey's and Bowers, ending up with 9) Joseph Swasey who
married 9) Mary Bowers. in 1744 Their son was 8) Jerathmel Bowers
Swasey; b. 10 May 1752
Somerset, Bristol, Massachusetts; d.
4 Feb 1826
Somerset, Bristol, Massachusetts.
8) Jerathmel Swasey married 8) Sarah Hellon Swasey; b.
23 February 1757,
25 December 1836
Somerset, Bristol County, Massachusetts. I have no information on her parents. Last year I posted information about 8) Jerathmel HERE. (which includes several census records.)
are no tree branches for the rest of the Swasey's wives until I get to
my grandmother's own grandfather, 7) George T. Granger (1806 - ?). His
grandfather 9) Samuel Granger (1701-1739) married 9) Martha Marston (b,
23 Jan 1694
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, d.
19 Mar 1753
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts).
9) Samuel Granger's line first, his father, 10) John Granger
(1654-1723) has a birth listed, but no mother. His father is quite
possibly 11) Lancelott Granger who lived in Andover MA when his son was
born, and nothing else is recorded about him that Ancestry has found
But 10) John Granger's wife 10) Martha Poor Granger (1654-1723) has another long branch or two to follow.
Her father 11)
Daniel Poor Jr. (1623-1689) was a barber who has a biography including
when he immigrated to the American colonies of Massachusetts from
Marborough, England. And 10) Martha Poor Granger's mother was 11) Mary
Farnham Poor (1628-1713) who had been born in Rochester, England.
Her mother was 12) Alice Farnham Martin