Mary Wilmarth

F, b. 29 December 1678
Father*Thomas Wilmarth Jr. b. c 1648, d. b 4 Oct 1690
Mother*Mary Robinson b. 30 May 1652
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Mary died. Mary was born at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 29 December 1678.1 She married Israel Whipple, son of Ens. David Whipple and Hannah Tower, at perhaps, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, in 1697. Fullers, Sissons, And Scotts says that she married 17 Sep 1696, Robert Carter of Swansea, MA..2 Mary signed a marriage contract with Israel Whipple at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, in 1697.3 As of 1697,her married name was Whipple.2

Family

Israel Whipple b. 16 Aug 1678, d. 13 Jun 1720
Children

Citations

  1. [S246] Wilmarth Family , 16.
  2. [S258] Whipple-Wright, Genealogy , 15.
  3. [S35] Clarence Almon Torrey, 803.
  4. [S505] Attleborough, Mass., Vital Records (published), 284.

George Robinson

M, d. 9 November 1699
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     George was born at Scotland.1 He married Johanna Ingraham at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 18 June 1651.1,2 George died on 9 November 1699 at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.3

Family

Johanna Ingraham d. 26 Jul 1699
Children

Citations

  1. [S262] George Robinson of Rehoboth.
  2. [S168] Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 322.
  3. [S168] Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 871.

Johanna Ingraham

F, d. 26 July 1699
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     She married George Robinson at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 18 June 1651.1,2 As of 18 June 1651,her married name was Robinson.1,2 Johanna Ingraham died on 26 July 1699 at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.3

Family

George Robinson d. 9 Nov 1699
Children

Citations

  1. [S262] George Robinson of Rehoboth.
  2. [S168] Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 322.
  3. [S168] Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 871.

Mary Robinson

F, b. 30 May 1652
Father*George Robinson d. 9 Nov 1699
Mother*Johanna Ingraham d. 26 Jul 1699
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Mary was born at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 30 May 1652.1,2 As of 7 June 1674,her married name was Wilmarth.3,1,4 She married Thomas Wilmarth Jr., son of Ens, Thomas Wilmarth and Elizabeth Bliss, at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 7 June 1674.3,1,4

Family

Thomas Wilmarth Jr. b. c 1648, d. b 4 Oct 1690
Children

Citations

  1. [S262] George Robinson of Rehoboth.
  2. [S168] Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 730.
  3. [S246] Wilmarth Family , 15.
  4. [S168] Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 322.

Thomas Wilmarth Jr.

M, b. circa 1648, d. before 4 October 1690
Father*Ens, Thomas Wilmarth b. c 1610, d. b 13 May 1694
Mother*Elizabeth Bliss b. 19 Sep 1615, d. Feb 1677
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Thomas was born at probably, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, circa 1648.1 He married Mary Robinson, daughter of George Robinson and Johanna Ingraham, at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 7 June 1674.1,2,3 Thomas died before 4 October 1690 at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.4 He was buried on 4 October 1690 at Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.5,2,4

Family

Mary Robinson b. 30 May 1652
Children

Citations

  1. [S246] Wilmarth Family , 15.
  2. [S262] George Robinson of Rehoboth.
  3. [S168] Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 322.
  4. [S168] Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Vital Records , 890.
  5. [S252] Carl Boyer, Ancestral Lines, 3rd Ed., 688.

Agabus Bishop

M, b. 26 April 1746, d. before 28 November 1796
Father*John Bishop b. 16 Apr 1715
Mother*Abigail Twitchell b. 10 Mar 1718
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     The children of Agabus Bishop are listed as given in Caverly, Historical Sketches of Troy, Cheshire County, NH, 1764-1855. There are no dates or places given.

When he moved his family from Rhode Island to New Hampshire is not known, however, he probably was still in RI until well after the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783. Troy, NH, was not even listed as a town in the 1790 census, and Agabus, Agabus, Jr., and Jesse, were listed as residents of Fitzwilliam.1 Agabus was born at Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, on 26 April 1746.2,3 He was marriage intent on 25 August 1764 at Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, She was listed as being of Attleboro, while he was listed as being from Cumberland, which I take to mean Rhode Island.4 He married Rebeckah Sweetland, daughter of John Sweetland III and Elizabeth Fuller, at Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, on 29 October 1764.2,5 Agabus died before 28 November 1796 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire.2,6 His estate was probated on 28 November 1796 at Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire.6

Family

Rebeckah Sweetland b. 10 Mar 1746/47
Children

Citations

  1. [S265] Troy, NH, History , 77.
  2. [S133] Bucklin, Family Group Sheets.
  3. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, 3:84 Cumberland.
  4. [S505] Attleborough, Mass., Vital Records (published), 323.
  5. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, 1:24.
  6. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com, Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Wills and Probate Records, 1643-1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Original data: New Hampshire County, District and Probate Courts. Accessed 6 Apr 2018.

Rebeckah Sweetland

F, b. 10 March 1746/47
Father*John Sweetland III b. 7 Jun 1719, d. 6 May 1805
Mother*Elizabeth Fuller b. 17 Jul 1729, d. 22 May 1752
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     
She was descended from
William the Conqueror,
Charlemagne and other
royal houses of Europe
and Asia.
Rebeckah was born at Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 10 March 1746/47.1,2 She married Agabus Bishop, son of John Bishop and Abigail Twitchell, at Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, on 29 October 1764.1,3 As of 29 October 1764,her married name was Bishop.1,3

Family

Agabus Bishop b. 26 Apr 1746, d. b 28 Nov 1796
Children

Citations

  1. [S133] Bucklin, Family Group Sheets.
  2. [S505] Attleborough, Mass., Vital Records (published), 257.
  3. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, 1:24.

John Tower

M, b. 17 May 1609, d. 13 February 1701/2
Father*Robert Tower1 d. b 1 May 1634
Mother*Dorothy Damon1 d. b 10 Nov 1629
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     He was baptized on 17 May 1609 at England.1 John Tower immigrated in 1637 to Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.2 He married Margaret Ibrook, daughter of Richard Ibrook and Margaret unknown, at Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, on 13 February 1638/39.1,3 John died on 13 February 1701/2 at Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, at age 92.1

Family

Margaret Ibrook b. b 3 Sep 1620, d. 15 May 1700
Children

Citations

  1. [S257] Tower Genealogy , 1.
  2. [S1049] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Directory, 339.
  3. [S320] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration, 4:2.

Margaret Ibrook

F, b. before 3 September 1620, d. 15 May 1700
Father*Richard Ibrook1 b. c 1583, d. 14 Nov 1651
Mother*Margaret unknown1 d. 4 Apr 1664
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Margaret was born at Southwold, Suffolk, England, before 3 September 1620.1,2,3 She was baptized on 3 September 1620 at Southwold, Suffolk, England.3 She married John Tower, son of Robert Tower and Dorothy Damon, at Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, on 13 February 1638/39.1,3 As of 13 February 1638/39,her married name was Tower.1 Margaret died on 15 May 1700 at Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.1

Family

John Tower b. 17 May 1609, d. 13 Feb 1701/2
Children

Citations

  1. [S257] Tower Genealogy , 1.
  2. [S289] Tower Web Page.
  3. [S320] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration, 4:2.

Jared Bourn Sr.

M, b. circa 1614, d. after 9 February 1673/74
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     Jared was born at England circa 1614.1,2 He lived in 1634 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.3 He immigrated in 1634 to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.3 He married Mary unknown at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, before 1643.4,2 He married Frances unknown at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, after 1644.1,5,6 Jared Bourn Sr. lived in 1654 at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.3 He lived in 1672 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.3 Jared died after 9 February 1673/74 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.7,2

Family 1

Mary unknown d. 30 May 1644
Child

Family 2

Frances unknown
Child

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 1.
  2. [S320] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration, 1:362.
  3. [S320] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration, 1:360.
  4. [S35] Clarence Almon Torrey, 85.
  5. [S35] Clarence Almon Torrey, 85. Torrey gives marriage as "before 1651."
  6. [S320] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration, 1:362. Before 1651, but with no name.
  7. [S132] Bourn Family History , 1, 11.

Frances unknown1

F
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Frances was born. She married Jared Bourn Sr. at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, after 1644.2,3,4 As of after 1644,her married name was Bourn.2,3,5

Family

Jared Bourn Sr. b. c 1614, d. a 9 Feb 1673/74
Child

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 15.
  2. [S132] Bourn Family History , 1.
  3. [S35] Clarence Almon Torrey, 85. Torrey gives marriage as "before 1651."
  4. [S320] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration, 1:362. Before 1651, but with no name.
  5. [S320] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration, 1:362.

Jared Bourn Jr.

M, b. 7 March 1651/52, d. 1718
Father*Jared Bourn Sr. b. c 1614, d. a 9 Feb 1673/74
Mother*Frances unknown
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     He was baptized on 7 March 1651/52 at Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.1 He married Elizabeth Brayton, daughter of Francis Brayton and Mary unknown, at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, before 1690.2,1 Jared died in 1718 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.3 Jared's will was probated at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 13 October 1718.3

Family

Elizabeth Brayton b. c 1655, d. a 1718
Children

Citations

  1. [S320] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration, 1:362.
  2. [S132] Bourn Family History , 15. Gives marriage year as "probably by 1684."
  3. [S132] Bourn Family History , 18.

Elizabeth Brayton

F, b. circa 1655, d. after 1718
Father*Francis Brayton b. c 1612, d. b 5 Sep 1692
Mother*Mary unknown b. 1616
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Elizabeth was born at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1655.1,2 She married Jared Bourn Jr., son of Jared Bourn Sr. and Frances unknown, at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, before 1690.3,4 As of before 1690,her married name was Bourn.3,4 Elizabeth died after 1718 at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.1

Family

Jared Bourn Jr. b. 7 Mar 1651/52, d. 1718
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 93.
  2. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 1:240.
  3. [S132] Bourn Family History , 15. Gives marriage year as "probably by 1684."
  4. [S320] Robert Charles Anderson The Great Migration, 1:362.

Francis Brayton1

M, b. circa 1612, d. before 5 September 1692
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Francis was born at England circa 1612.2,1 He married Mary unknown at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, before 1634.2 Francis Brayton lived in 1643 at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.1 He left a will on 17 October 1690 at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.1 Francis died before 5 September 1692 at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.2 His estate was probated on 5 September 1692 at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.2

Citations

  1. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 1:240.
  2. [S132] Bourn Family History , 93.

Mary unknown1

F, b. 1616
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Mary was born at England in 1616.2 She married Francis Brayton at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, before 1634.2 As of before 1634,her married name was Brayton.2

Family

Francis Brayton b. c 1612, d. b 5 Sep 1692
Children

Citations

  1. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 1:240.
  2. [S132] Bourn Family History , 93.

William Bourn Sr.

M, b. circa 1684, d. before 1711
Father*Jared Bourn Jr. b. 7 Mar 1651/52, d. 1718
Mother*Elizabeth Brayton b. c 1655, d. a 1718
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     William was born at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, circa 1684.1 He married Hannah Sherman, daughter of John Sherman and Sarah Spooner, at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 7 December 1703.2 William died before 1711 at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.3

Family

Hannah Sherman b. Jul 1682, d. a 1711
Child

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 18, 27.
  2. [S132] Bourn Family History , 21.
  3. [S132] Bourn Family History , 23.

Hannah Sherman

F, b. July 1682, d. after 1711
Father*John Sherman b. Aug 1644, d. 16 Apr 1734
Mother*Sarah Spooner b. 5 Oct 1653, d. a 1720
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Hannah was born at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, in July 1682.1 She married William Bourn Sr., son of Jared Bourn Jr. and Elizabeth Brayton, at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 7 December 1703.2 As of 7 December 1703,her married name was Bourn.2 Hannah died after 1711.1 She married John Akin, son of David Akin, at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, after 1711.1

Family 1

William Bourn Sr. b. c 1684, d. b 1711
Child

Family 2

John Akin b. c 1663/64, d. 13 Jun 1746
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 94.
  2. [S132] Bourn Family History , 21.
  3. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:15.
  4. [S837] Frank L. Doherty, Beekman Patent Settlers, 2:62.
  5. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:18.
  6. [S577] Dartmouth, Mass., Vital Records (published), 1:16.

Phillip Sherman

M, b. 5 February 1610/11, d. before 19 March 1687
Father*Samuel Sherman1 b. bt 11 Jan 1572 - 1573, d. bt 20 Jan 1615/16 - 2 Mar 1615/16
Mother*Phillipp Ward2 b. s 1575, d. a 8 Jan 1616/17
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
Margaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     He was baptized on 5 February 1610/11 at Dedham, Essex, England.1 Phillip Sherman immigrated in 1633 to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.3 He lived in 1633 at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts.3 He married Sarah Odding, daughter of William Odding and Margaret unknown, at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, circa 1633.4,1 Phillip Sherman lived in 1638 at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.3 Phillip died before 19 March 1687 at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.1 His estate was probated on 19 March 1686/87 at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.1

Family

Sarah Odding b. b 1612
Children

Citations

  1. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 3:1671.
  2. [S336] "Register", 167:47.
  3. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 3:1670.
  4. [S132] Bourn Family History , 93.

Sarah Odding1,2

F, b. before 1612
Father*William Odding d. b 3 Dec 1612
Mother*Margaret unknown b. c 1590, d. a 1655
ChartsRoger C. Wood Pedigree Chart
Margaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
ImmigrantY
     Sarah was born at probably, Braintree, Essex, England, before 1612.1,3,4 She immigrated in 1633 to Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, She came with her mother and step-father John Porter.5 She married Phillip Sherman, son of Samuel Sherman and Phillipp Ward, at Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, circa 1633.6,3 As of circa 1633,her married name was Sherman.6,7

Family

Phillip Sherman b. 5 Feb 1610/11, d. b 19 Mar 1687
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 95.
  2. [S653] "TAG", 73:176-80.
  3. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 3:1671.
  4. [S653] "TAG", 73:178-179.
  5. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 2:1347.
  6. [S132] Bourn Family History , 93.
  7. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 3:1672.

John Sherman

M, b. August 1644, d. 16 April 1734
Father*Phillip Sherman b. 5 Feb 1610/11, d. b 19 Mar 1687
Mother*Sarah Odding b. b 1612
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     John was born at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, in August 1644.1,2 He married Sarah Spooner, daughter of William I Spooner and Hannah Pratt, at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, circa 1674.2,3 John died on 16 April 1734 at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, at age 89.3 John's will was probated at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 21 May 1734.3

Family

Sarah Spooner b. 5 Oct 1653, d. a 1720
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 93.
  2. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 3:1672.
  3. [S132] Bourn Family History , 94.
  4. [S336] "Register", 87:127.

Sarah Spooner

F, b. 5 October 1653, d. after 1720
Father*William I Spooner b. c 1622, d. bt 8 Mar 1683/84 - 14 Mar 1683/84
Mother*Hannah Pratt b. s 1632, d. b 1684
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Sarah was born at Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, on 5 October 1653.1,2,3 She married John Sherman, son of Phillip Sherman and Sarah Odding, at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, circa 1674.4,5 As of circa 1674,her married name was Sherman.4,5 Sarah died after 1720 at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.1

Family

John Sherman b. Aug 1644, d. 16 Apr 1734
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 95.
  2. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 4:152.
  3. [S958] Plymouth, MA Colony Vital Records (published), 660.
  4. [S100] Great Migration Begins , 3:1672.
  5. [S132] Bourn Family History , 94.
  6. [S336] "Register", 87:127.

William Bourn Jr.

M, b. 30 December 1704, d. before 1793
Father*William Bourn Sr. b. c 1684, d. b 1711
Mother*Hannah Sherman b. Jul 1682, d. a 1711
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     William was born at Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 30 December 1704.1 He married Mary Sheffield, daughter of Amos Sheffield and Anna Pearce, at Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island?, on 20 September 1729.1 William died before 1793 at perhaps, Somerset, Bristol, Massachusetts.2

Family

Mary Sheffield b. 20 Apr 1701
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 25.
  2. [S132] Bourn Family History.

Mary Sheffield

F, b. 20 April 1701
Father*Amos Sheffield1 b. 25 Jun 1673, d. 1710
Mother*Anna Pearce b. 14 Feb 1674, d. 27 Nov 1706
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Mary was born at Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, on 20 April 1701.2,1 She married William Bourn Jr., son of William Bourn Sr. and Hannah Sherman, at Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island?, on 20 September 1729.3 As of 20 September 1729,her married name was Bourn.3

Family

William Bourn Jr. b. 30 Dec 1704, d. b 1793
Children

Citations

  1. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, First Series, 4:104.
  2. [S132] Bourn Family History , 97.
  3. [S132] Bourn Family History , 25.

Ichabod Sheffield

M, b. 23 December 1630, d. 4 February 1713
Father*Edmund Sheffield b. c 1580, d. b 4 Jan 1630/31
Mother*Thomazine unknown
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     He was baptized on 23 December 1630 at St. Peter's Church, Sudbury, Suffolk, England.1 He married Mary Parker, daughter of George Parker and Frances unknown, at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, in 1660.2,3,4 Ichabod died on 4 February 1713 at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, at age 82.2

Family

Mary Parker b. s 1636, d. 1712
Children

Citations

  1. [S336] "Register", 104:3.
  2. [S132] Bourn Family History , 97.
  3. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 4:68.
  4. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, First Series, 4:39.

Amos Sheffield1

M, b. 25 June 1673, d. 1710
Father*Ichabod Sheffield b. 23 Dec 1630, d. 4 Feb 1713
Mother*Mary Parker b. s 1636, d. 1712
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Amos was born at Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, on 25 June 1673.1,2 He married Anna Pearce, daughter of John Pearce and Mary Tallman, at Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, on 5 March 1695/96.1,3 Amos Sheffield married Sarah Davis on 22 December 1708 at Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.4 Amos's will was probated at Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island?, on 10 June 1710.1 Amos died in 1710 at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. He died during the battle for Fort Royal. He was a captain during that expidition..1,5

Family 1

Anna Pearce b. 14 Feb 1674, d. 27 Nov 1706
Children

Family 2

Sarah Davis
Child

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 97.
  2. [S30] James A. Savage, Savage, 4:68.
  3. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, First Series, 4:41.
  4. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, First Series, 4:54.
  5. [S336] "Register", 104:4.
  6. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, First Series, 4:104.

Anna Pearce1

F, b. 14 February 1674, d. 27 November 1706
Father*John Pearce b. 8 Sep 1647, d. 5 Dec 1707
Mother*Mary Tallman b. c 1651, d. Jun 1720
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Anna was born at Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, on 14 February 1674.2 She married Amos Sheffield, son of Ichabod Sheffield and Mary Parker, at Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, on 5 March 1695/96.3,1 As of 5 March 1695/96,her married name was Sheffield.3,1 Anna died on 27 November 1706 at Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, at age 32.2,4

Family

Amos Sheffield b. 25 Jun 1673, d. 1710
Children

Citations

  1. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, First Series, 4:41.
  2. [S132] Bourn Family History , 98.
  3. [S132] Bourn Family History , 97.
  4. [S261] James N. Arnold Rhode Island Vital Records, First Series, 4:104.

Amos Bourn Sr.

M, b. 25 March 1737, d. 1 June 1820
Father*William Bourn Jr. b. 30 Dec 1704, d. b 1793
Mother*Mary Sheffield b. 20 Apr 1701
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Amos was born at Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 25 March 1737.1 He married Louvissa (Louisa) Simmons, daughter of Capt. Nathan or Nathaniel Simmons and Lydia Davis, at Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 2 December 1764. The Family Search microfilm has the following original entry: "December 2 A 1764 Amos Bourn of Swanfey and Louife Simmon of Freetown were Joynd in marriage.".1,2,3 Amos died on 1 June 1820 at Richmond, Cheshire, New Hampshire, at age 83.1 Amos's will was probated at Richmond, Cheshire, New Hampshire, on 1 November 1820.1

Family

Louvissa (Louisa) Simmons b. s 1744, d. 1830
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 29.
  2. [S847] Freetown, Mass. Vital Records (published).
  3. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC4G-F3T : accessed 16 March 2016), Amos Bourn and Lovise Simmons, 02 Dec 1764; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 904,379, 904,380, 904,381.

Louvissa (Louisa) Simmons1

F, b. say 1744, d. 1830
Father*Capt. Nathan or Nathaniel Simmons2 b. 18 Oct 1709, d. 26 Jun 1774
Mother*Lydia Davis3 b. 26 Mar 1719, d. 10 Jun 1747
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Louvissa was born at perhaps, Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, say 1744.4,5,6 She was marriage intent on 10 November 1764 at Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts.7 She married Amos Bourn Sr., son of William Bourn Jr. and Mary Sheffield, at Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, on 2 December 1764. The Family Search microfilm has the following original entry: "December 2 A 1764 Amos Bourn of Swanfey and Louife Simmon of Freetown were Joynd in marriage.".4,8,9 As of 1 March 1765,her married name was Bourn.4 Louvissa died in 1830 at Richmond, Cheshire, New Hampshire.4

Family

Amos Bourn Sr. b. 25 Mar 1737, d. 1 Jun 1820
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 99-100.
  2. [S833] Freetown, Mass., Vital Records, Copied from typewritten copies of the records deposited in the Fall River, Massachusetts Public Library. Page 22.
  3. [S336] "Register", 20:212.
  4. [S132] Bourn Family History , 29.
  5. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  6. [S22] IGI, LDS.
  7. [S833] Freetown, Mass., Vital Records, Copied from typewritten copies of the records deposited in the Fall River, Massachusetts Public Library. Page 108.
  8. [S847] Freetown, Mass. Vital Records (published).
  9. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FC4G-F3T : accessed 16 March 2016), Amos Bourn and Lovise Simmons, 02 Dec 1764; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 904,379, 904,380, 904,381.

Amos Bourn Jr.

M, b. 25 March 1778, d. 14 March 1852
Father*Amos Bourn Sr. b. 25 Mar 1737, d. 1 Jun 1820
Mother*Louvissa (Louisa) Simmons b. s 1744, d. 1830
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Amos was born at Richmond, Cheshire, New Hampshire, on 25 March 1778.1 He married Catherine "Caty" Rose, daughter of John Rose and Kate (Cattey) Wheeler, at Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, on 2 November 1803.1,2 He made a will at Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, on 8 March 1852.1 Amos died on 14 March 1852 at Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, at age 73.1,3 He was buried after 14 March 1852 at Bourn Cemetery, Charles Hager Farm, Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont.1,3

Family

Catherine "Caty" Rose b. 6 Sep 1788, d. 21 Jul 1878
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] Bourn Family History , 37.
  2. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: Marriage Record Card.
  3. [S244] Wallingford, Cemetery Inscriptions , 63.

Catherine "Caty" Rose1

F, b. 6 September 1788, d. 21 July 1878
Probable gravestone for Caty (Rose) Bourn, at Clinton, Wisconsin. It reads "Grandma Dawson," and was not doubt erected several years after her death. After her first husband Amos Bourn died she married Abner Dassance (pronounce "Dawssance," which was often confused with "Dawson." The dates on the stone match those of Caty (Rose) Bourn, Dassance.
Father*John Rose1 b. 22 Jan 1740/41, d. 2 Dec 1822
Mother*Kate (Cattey) Wheeler1 b. 10 Jun 1762, d. a 15 Sep 1820
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Catherine (Caty) Rose’s or Ross 1788-1878:
Was She, or Was She Not, the Daughter of John Rose and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose of Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont? The Evidence for and against

According to a family group sheet for Amos Bourn compiled by Freda B. Beach back in the 1980s, Caty Rose, the wife of Amos Bourn was the daughter of John Rose and Cattey Wheeler. However, A genealogist, who is an expert in the field of military pensions and Land Warrants), in a letter dated 12 December 1997 to John Wood, said that it is very unlikely that the Caty who married Amos Bourn, Jr., was the daughter of John Rose. In her letter, she told me that Caty was not listed as a daughter in the Revolutionary War scrip file of 1829-30. John Rose died intestate in 1822, so the law designated the "heirs at law." This being the case, John could not have disinherited her, and she would have been required by the law to have been designated an heir if she was still alive.

In the following pages, I will examine the evidence that either supports the idea that Amos Bourn’s wife was a daughter of John Rose, or proves that she was not. Simply stated, the professional genealogist says that Caty Rose, the daughter of John Rose and Cattey Wheeler, could not have been the wife of Amos Bourn, Jr., because she was not listed as an heir at law in John Rose’s pension and land script files.

On the other hand, I will offer evidence, both circumstantial and substantive, that convinces me that the Caty Rose, daughter of John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose was indeed the wife of Amos Bourn, Jr. The problem, as I see it however, is not that either thesis is right or wrong. It is rather, which thesis has the most evidence to support it.

Unfortunately, the evidence in favor of Caty Rose being Amos Bourn’s wife probably doesn't rise to absolute proof using the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) as set forth in the book, Genealogical Proof Standard. Building a Solid Case, 3rd Edition Revised, by Christine Rose. Only a few of my documents raise conflicting or contradictory evidence. The real problem as far as GPS is concerned is the fact that almost all of my evidence cannot be considered primary using the GPS definition of primary. For instance: many death records were used in which the parents of the deceased were named. According to GPS, those records must be considered secondary. However, in this case, all of those records agree and the information they contained was supplied by different people.

Let’s first examine why Caty Rose was not listed as an heir at law in her father's pension and land records files. The obvious answer would be that she had died before his first pension request in 1818.

There are any number of unsourced pedigrees on Ancestry.com that state that, the Caty Rose who was the daughter of John Rose and Cattey Wheeler, born in 1788, died on 22 Apr. 1797 in Clarendon, VT. There is, however, no Vermont Vital Record of this death that I can find, and the Ancestry.com pedigrees offer no evidence for the death of this Caty Rose. In fact, the notion that Caty died on 22 Apr 1797 at Clarendon, VT, comes from a misinterpretation an entry in the Clarendon vital records book on page 114. That page contains a listing of all of John Rose’s children by his second wife Cattey Wheeler and all of the entries are dated 22 Apr 1797 and are preceded by the word “Beath.” Apparently someone misread “Beath” and though it meant death, then looked no further. That initial mistake has now spread across the Internet.

Often, when people moved to a new town in the New England states, the new town’s town clerk recorded all of the children of that family. This happened with my ancestor Edmund Jenks, son of James. Edmund was born in Rhode Island in 1772 and his birth was recorded there. Then, when James moved to Clarendon, Edmund’s birth was recorded again in Clarendon. New England town clerks would often wait for all of the children to be born into a family, and then record them in a single listing. Apparently this was the reason that all of John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose’s children appeared on a single page in the Wallingford record book. In any case Caty Rose, daughter of John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose did not die on 22 Apr 1797.

If Caty didn’t die in Vermont, perhaps she died in New York State after the family moved to Lisle, Broome County, sometime after 1801. If she did indeed die in New York, there is little possibility that her death would have been recorded because New York did not require vital records to be recorded until 1890.

So, what do we have left that proves that Amos Bourn’s wife was not Caty Rose, daughter of John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose of Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont, born, according to Vermont Vital Records, 6 Sep 1788, at Clarendon, VT, the daughter of John Rose and Cattey (surname not listed, but assumed to have been Wheeler)? As it turns out, there isn’t much evidence to prove that she was not Amos Bourn’s wife and much to suggest that she was.

First of all, the Revolutionary War scrip file quoted in John Rose Family; Research Report, copyright 1997, by Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG, pages 1-7: this is the evidence that is based on a lack of listing. Because Caty was not listed as an “heir at law” does not, in my opinion, absolutely rule her out as a daughter. Let’s examine the facts here. Caty Rose, daughter of John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose, born at Clarendon, VT, 6 Sep 1788 [Vermont Vital Records Card], would have been 15 at the time of her marriage to Amos Bourn, Jr., on 2 November 1803. Being 15 and getting married, in itself is, perhaps enough for her father to have disowned her. However, by law, he could not have disinherited her because he died intestate (ie, without a will), so she should have been one of the heirs at law, unless she had died early.

According to the John Rose Family, Research Report of 22 November 1997, John Rose died at Lisle (pronounced Lile with a long I), Broome County, New York, 2 Dec 1822, at age 80. His estate was filed in Broome County on 12 Dec 1822, with his son Salmon Montague Rose as administrator. Presumably, the probate of his intestate estate should have listed his heirs at law. However, I checked with the Broome County Probate Court Clerk, and the only way to find that out is to pay $90 for a records search, something I cannot afford to do at this time.

Seven years later on 22 Dec 1829, Salmon was issued a so-called scrip file for his father’s Revolutionary War service. It was a Military Land Warrant #1584 for 150 acres of government land. Because John died intestate, and his wife had died prior to his death, his children became “heirs at law”, according to the probate laws of New York State.

For more than a quarter century after John’s death in 1822, the claims by the family for his 150-acre land grant that was his reward for service in the Revolutionary War, remained unsatisfied. The professional genealogist lists many court documents from 1829 to 1850 that list the heirs, all of which overlook daughter Caty. It is unclear as to when the first list of heirs appeared, whether it was when John’s death entered probate, or in one of the subsequent documents from 1829-1850. (Please refer to John’s pension and land warrant records that follow.)

Regardless of when the list of heirs appears actually appeared, it was long after John Rose and his family left Clarendon, Vermont, and settled in Broome County, New York. According to my thesis, Caty Rose was the only child left behind in Rutland County, Vermont, she having married Amos Bourn in 1803. The last record we have of John Rose living in Clarendon is dated 6 Jul 1801, when John found a stray horse whose appraised worth was $25 (Rose Monograph, page 5). He was listed as a resident of in Clarendon in the Census of 1800, but not that of 1810. He appears at Lisle, Broome County, New York for the 1820 Census.

There was a letter attached to John’s National Archives pension file dated 15 Aug 1914, from a Mrs. J. R. Summers, who claimed to be a descendant of John Rose and who was searching for records of his Revolutionary War service so that she could apply for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. In her letter she stated that John might have moved from Clarendon, VT, to Schroon Lake, NY. Indeed, several Clarendon, Vermont, families did move to Schroon Lake, including my Jenks ancestors, and they were listed in the 1804 Road Tax list at Schroon. I have asked that the list be searched for John Rose to see if he was there, so far (12 Mar 2013, I have not received any reply). Please see the attachment to this paper that determines Mrs. Summers descent from John Rose via his son Leonard Boardman Rose.

In any event, we lose track of John after 1801 until he shows up at Lisle, Broome County, NY, for the 1820 census.

Back to the heirs at law question: As I said earlier: lack of evidence is not proof of non-existence. There are simply too many questions in my mind about how the list of heirs was determined to take Caty’s lack of being listed as an heir as proof that she wasn’t the daughter of John Rose and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose, and the wife of Amos Bourn. It seems to me that it might have been way too easy to have swept Caty’s memory under a rug.

Now, let’s examine the evidence that Caty Rose, daughter of John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose was indeed the wife of Amos Bourn. About the only hard evidence we have about Amos Bourn's wife is that her name is Catherine (as she is named in Amos's will of 1852, a copy of which is in my possession), or Caty (as she is named in her daughter Laura's birth record), and that she was born 6 Sep 1788. She was listed as Catherine, age 61 in the 15 August 1850 Federal Census of Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont). That same census says that her husband Amos was 72, which means that there was an eleven year difference in their ages. Amos was, in fact, born in 1778. In that census she is also listed as having been born in Vermont.

I have followed Caty, or Catherine, all the way to her final census in 1870 when she was listed as Catherine Dassance, living in her daughter Caroline (Bourn) Conley’s household in Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin, when she is listed as being 82, and having been born in Vermont. All of the records I have found: census and otherwise have her being born in Vermont in 1788.

A note here about Vermont’s Vital Record Cards: since 1779, by law Vermont town clerks have been required to record all births, deaths and marriages. In 1857 the Vermont legislature passed a law requiring all town clerks to compile lists of the vital events that occurred in their respective towns during the course of a year starting in 1857. In 1919, the Vermont Legislature passed Act Number 92, which required all town clerks to transcribe, in full, records of births, marriages, and deaths in the possession of the town and churches. In addition, inscriptions of gravestones for all individuals who died prior to 1870 needed to be transcribed as well. The result of this whole process is a massive card file that is now housed in the Vermont Archives in Middlesex, VT. This card file was microfilmed some years ago by the Mormons and is available on line at Family Search.com.

The original record entries still remain in the hands of individual town clerks, although, over the years many of those original records have been lost or destroyed by fire or acts of God. In those cases, the card file is the only record we have available. The obvious problem with the card file for genealogists is that it is a record that was transcribed from the original and is subject to transcription errors. That, by its very nature, makes these card file entries secondary records. At the moment (11 Mar 2013) the online facsimile copies of the relevant vital records cards are the only evidence I have. As time goes by, I hope to receive copies of as many original entries as possible. In the meantime, I will try to explain contradictory information as best as I can.

Amos Bourn's Wallingford, VT, marriage record of 2 Nov 1803 names her Caty Ross, and the husband’s surname is listed as Brown, both easy mistakes to make.11Vermont Marriage Record Card, hereafter VTVR Marriage Record Card. A second Wallingford marriage record lists her as Caty Rose and the husband’s surname is again Brown.22 Ibid. To make matters worse, a third marriage record from Shrewsbury, VT, a bordering town, dated 7 Nov 1800, lists her name as Caty Rose and the husband as Amos Boom.33 Ibid. (On 10 Mar 2013 I e-mailed the Shrewsbury Town Clerk, Mark Goodwin, asking if he would check this record for me in the original town records. He responded in an e-mail to me dated 19 Mar 2013, stating “I can find no such record.”) Clearly the Shrewsbury Vital Records card is an error.

If her census age is correct, she would have been only 15 when she married Amos Bourn in 1803. Clearly, she could not have been married in 1800 when she would have been 12. In addition, based on the assumption that she is the Caty Rose, born at Clarendon, VT (another bordering town of Wallingford), she would also have been a tad over 15 at the time of her marriage. She would have been not quite 16 or 17 when Gardner, her first child that lived, was born at Wallingford 4 Sep1805.44 Ibid, Birth Record Card.

Ok, let’s take stock of what we know. We know that there was a Caty Rose born at Clarendon, VT, 6 Sep 1788, the daughter of John Rose and Cattey.55 Ibid. A Caty Rose or Ross married an Amos Brown or Boom at Wallingford, VT, 2 Nov 1803, or 7 Nov 1800 at Shrewsbury. I suspect that the 7 Nov 1800 date is an error in copying the date from the original entry to the Vermont Vital Record card. A look at the original Shrewsbury, VT, vital records entry would put this idea to rest.

Except for the VT VR Cards, which simply state that she was Caty Rose, only Freda Beach says that Amos's wife is Caty Rose, daughter of John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose. I have no records of Freda’s research, so I don’t know how deeply she researched Caty’s antecedents.

I have been researching this brick wall off and on since the early 1990s, and today (20 January 2013) I think I may have found a serious crack in that wall. I mentioned earlier that I had traced Caty (or Catherine) through several years of census records. In 1850, she appears in Amos Bourn’s household as Catherine, age 61.66 1850 Federal Census for Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont. Amos died, 14 Mar 1852.77 VTVR, Death Record Card. Freda Beach claims that Caty married Abner Dawson, or Dassance, of Newfield, Tompkins County, NY, after Amos’s death and, indeed, in the 1860 Newfield census, I find Abner Dassance, 78, and Catherine, 72.88 1860 Federal Census for Newfield, Tompkins County, New York. Abner died in 1866,99 Dassance Cemetery Listing, online at www.byjanmarie.com/cem/dassancecem.html. Hereafter Dassance Cemetery. and in the 1870 census I find Catherine Dassance living in the household of John Conley, 41, the son of an Irish immigrant, living in Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin.1010 1870 Federal Census for Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin. John had married Catherine’s youngest daughter Caroline Bourn, who was born at Wallingford, VT, 17 Jan 1832.1111 Caroline Bourn Conley Death Certificate. Family History Library Microfilm Number 1311654, “Registration of Deaths, Rock County, Wisconsin” page 368. Hereafter Caroline Bourn Death Certificate. Catherine Dassance disappears from the records after the 1870, when she was listed as being 82.

Freda Beach had claimed that, after Amos Bourn’s death in 1852, his widow married Abner Dawson or Dassance. Depending on how Abner pronounced his surname, I can see how Dawson could have been written for Dassance. If Abner was indeed a Dassance, and if he pronounced his surname as D[aw]ssance, it is very easy to see how it could have become listed as Dawson. In fact there is a marriage record for Martin Dawsance (Abner’s father) 13 Aug 1781 at Keene, NH.1212 “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947.” Family Search Film Number: 1000986, Digital Folder Number: 4242909, Image Number: 2198. Hereafter NHMR. The problem, however, is that we only have Freda Beach’s word for Caty Bourn’s marriage to Abner Dassance – there don’t appear to be any marriage records, which might mean that they were actually married in New York State. The census trail does support Freda’s claim, however, that Caty married Abner Dassance after her first husband Amos Bourn died in 1852.

I have always had a problem with how Caty (Rose) Bourn could have become acquainted with Abner Dassance after her husband Amos Bourn, Jr. died in 1852. The mystery was circumstantially solved today (28 Jan 2013) when I traced Abner Dassance back to his birthplace in Cheshire County, NH. Although I could not find an actual birth record, I did find such a record for his first wife Patience Ballou.1313 Ibid. Image Number 2242.

Patience Ballou, the daughter of Silas and Hannah (Hilton) Ballou, was born 22 Jun 1782, at Richmond, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.1414 “New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904.” Family Search Indexing project (Batch) number: 7540007, System Origin: New Hampshire-ODM, Source Film Number: 1000486. Hereafter NH B&C., according to the NH Vital Records. She married 19 Feb 1804, Abner Dawson [Dassance] at Richmond.1515 NHMR. Film Number: 1000986, Digital Folder Number: 424909, Image Number: 2242. Caty Rose’s husband Amos Bourn, Jr. was also born at Richmond, 22 Mar 1778.1616 “New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900.” GS Film Number: 1000374, Digital Folder Number: 4243697, Image Number: 00094. Hereafter NHBR. Richmond today (29 Jan 2013), according to my own personal knowledge, is a very small town. In the late 1700s and early 1800s, it probably was not much bigger.

In addition to the fact that Abner Dassance’s first wife came from Richmond, NH, Abner’s younger brother Martin, who was born at Cheshire County, NH in 1789, wound up living at Shrewsbury, Rutland County, Vermont, and died there on 16 Aug 1865 at the age of 76.1717 Shrewsbury is a bordering town of both Clarendon and Wallingford. It is clear that Abner Dassance could well have known Amos and Caty (Rose) Bourn. He could also have come back to Vermont to visit his brother Martin after his first wife died.

It is likely, then, that Amos Bourn personally knew Patience Ballou and Abner Dassance. Patience died at Newfield, Tompkins County, New York, 10 Jan 1851.1818 Dassance Cemetery Listing, online at www.byjanmarie.com/cem/dassancecem.html. Hereafter Dassance Cemetery. Amos Bourn died a year later on 14 Mar 1852, at Wallingford, VT.1919 VTVR, Death Record Card. The census records that I have followed to Clinton, Wisconsin, however, do support the idea.

The trail doesn’t end with Caty (Rose) (Dassance) Bourn’s death, however. In fact, there is good substantiating information that leads me to believe that she is indeed Caty Rose, the daughter of John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose, born 6 Sep 1788, at Clarendon, Vermont.

First of all, I have Caroline (Bourn) Conley’s death and burial records from Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin. Caroline died 7 Apr 1899, at the age of 67. Her death record lists her parents as being Amos Bourn, born in New Hampshire, and her mother as Catherine Rose, born in Wallingford [sic], Vermont.2020 Caroline Bourn Death Certificate.
Today (18 Feb 2013) I received information from a volunteer at the Rock County, Wisconsin, Genealogical Society, quoting cemetery records, that Catherine (Rose) (Bourn) Dassance died at Clinton, Wisconsin, 21 Jul 1878, and is buried in the Clinton Cemetery as were her daughter Caroline and Caroline’s husband John Conley, Jr. Catherine’s gravestone has the word “Grandma”, apparently referring to the Conley children buried in the same plot.2121 Don & Elsie Davis, “Clinton Cemetery Rock Co, WI. 1996 Rock CO Genealogical Society. Gravestones Read and Photographed by Carol Holmbeck, 18 February 2013.

A small discrepancy appears with the photograph of Catherine Dassance’s gravestone. The inscription is “Grandma Dawson 1787 -1878.” At first that bothered me. One would suppose that someone’s daughter would have known that Grandma’s married name was Dassance. I’ve mentioned earlier the problem with what appears to be phonetic spellings of the name causing Dassance to appear as Dawson as often as not. In this case, Carol Holmbeck, of Clinton, Wisconsin, who photographed the gravestones commented that they all appeared to be much newer in appearance than they would have if they had been placed at the time of the burial. This was especially true of “Grandma’s” stone. Grandma died in1878, so the stone should have showed much more weathering and should have been of a less modern style. Ms. Holmbeck and I concluded that the stone was placed on Catherine Dassance’s grave decades after her death by her grandchildren. These grandchildren might not have known how to spell her name. They also might have made the simple mistake of placing her birth in 1787 instead of 1788.

Another daughter of Catherine and Amos Bourn was Sarah Sarepta Bourn, born 15 Aug 1818 (according to her gravestone), and was buried at Mount Holly, VT.2222 Margaret R. Jenks , “Wallingford and Mount Holly Cemetery Inscriptions, Rutland County, Vermont.” Recorded summer 1991. Sarah died 19 Jul 1902 at Springfield, Mass.2323 “Deaths Registered in the City of Springfield for the Year Nineteen Hundred and Two,” page 32 Facsimile copy of the record. She married William W. Foster, 27 Nov 1845, at Mount Holly, Rutland County, VT.2424 VTVR Marriage Record Card. According to her Springfield, Mass., death record, she was the daughter of Amos Bourn and Catherine Rose.

Another child of Amos Bourn and Catherine, Orson Bourn, has a marriage record dated 20 Aug 1871, in Vermont, that lists him as being 63 (clearly a second or third marriage).2525 Ibid. The record lists his parents as being Amos Bourn and Catherine Ruse [sic]. Orson was born at Wallingford, Vermont, 2 Jan 1808, and his parents were listed as Amos Bourn and Caty.2626 VTVR Birth Record Card.

One other piece of circumstantial evidence that bolsters my claim that Amos Bourn’s wife Caty Rose was the daughter of John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose, is the given name of Caty Bourn’s daughter Sarah Sarepta Bourn, born at Wallingford, Vermont, 1819 and died 19 Jul 1902 at Springfield, Mass. As I said earlier, she named her parents Amos and Caty (Rose) Bourn. John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose had a daughter Sarepta, born ca 1805,2727, John Rose Family, Research Report, 1997. Page 6. Hereafter Rose. who married Rockwell Dickinson.2828 1850 Federal Census of Triangle, Broome County, New York. Sarepta Dickinson , aged 46. Sarepta (Rose) Dickinson was one of the heirs at law listed. Sarepta is an unusual name, to say the least. If Caty (Rose) Bourn named her daughter Sarah Sarepta Bourn, one might want to question why. Perhaps she named her after her younger sister Sarepta Rose, whose parents we know for sure were John and Cattey (Wheeler) Rose.

The professional Genealogist, back in 1997, suggested that my ancestress might not have been a Rose, but was a Ross. Indeed, one of the marriage records for Amos Bourn claims that his wife was Caty Ross. There were at least two males surnamed Ross, living in the area of Wallingford, Vermont, in 1800 with daughters who were of an age to have been Amos Bourn’s wife, but both of those females would have been born at least five years earlier than Caty Rose. We know that the youngest child of Amos and Caty (Rose) was Caroline, who was born in 1832. If her mother was a Caty Ross, born ca 1783, she would have been 49 when she gave birth to Caroline. Not impossible, but quite unlikely. Given the consistency of Caty/Catherine’s age in the censuses from 1850 to 1870, and the evidence supplied by the death records of Catherine Bourn’s children, I am convinced that none of the possible Ross females satisfy the requirements for Amos Bourn’s wife.

Some additional footnotes to this whole saga that have nothing to do with the ancestry of Caty Rose, have to do with what happened to her siblings. Most interesting is the fate of her sister Aldah Rose, listed as one of the heirs at law of John Rose. Aldah, born 28 Feb 1797, at Clarendon, Vermont.2929 VTVR Birth Record Card. married, say 1817, William Hall, Jr. William died before 8 Oct 1846, because Aldah is listed as “widow of Wm Hall, Junr, deceased” in the power of attorney given to William Rose Junior of Chenango, Broome County, New York.3030 John Rose Revolutionary Wars Pension Application File and Land Warrant Scrip File #43967/LW 1584-150. National Archives Microfilm. Hereafter John Rose Pension. This power of attorney gave William Rose Jr. power to collect any money or title to bounty lands that might be due the heirs at law of John Rose. Aldah joined the Shaker Community at Hancock, Berkshire County, Mass. She was listed as a member of the community in the Federal Censuses of 1850 and 1860, and the Massachusetts Census of 1855. She probably died between 1860 and 1870 because she disappears from the census records before the census of 1870. I have followed other sisters, but none are as interesting as Aldah’s fate.

One final thought: The professional genealogist suggested in a recent e-mail that one answer to the question as to why Caty Rose was not listed as an heir at law might have been because she was not a blood daughter, or an illegitimate daughter, or one that John and Cattey had taken in. That possibility has occurred to me, given the fact that there were several Rose families living in Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, during the 1790s-1800s. One was a Samuel Rose, who might, or might not have been a close relative of our John Rose. Manchester was 15-20 miles south of Wallingford and, perhaps another 5-10 miles south of Clarendon. Did Samuel, or another Rose relative have a daughter who was taken in by John and his wife and then named after his wife? If so, why wasn’t she listed as an heir at law? Questions upon questions.




John Rose
Revolutionary War Military & Pension Records
from
Case files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service documenting the period ca. 1775 – ca. 1900
File number S 43967
(hereafter NARA)

Revolutionary War Record

John Rose enlisted as a sergeant at Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, Feb 1776, in Captain Simeon Smith’s Company, Colonel Seth Warner’s Regiment. (NARA: 16). Warner’s regiment was also known as The Green Mountain Boys3131 Richard M. Ketchum, “Saratoga” Turning Point of America’s Revolutionary War,” Henry Holt, 1997, NY. Hereafter Ketchum.

Warner is somewhat of a Vermont folk hero. He was born in Roxbury, Connecticut. In 1763, he moved with his father to Bennington in what was then known as the New Hampshire Grants. Warner proved his qualities to the local community, and was elected Captain of the Green Mountain Boys, the local militia formed to resist New York authority over Vermont. With his cousin and the militia’s founder, Ethan Allen, he was outlawed, but never captured.

During the American Revolutionary War, he fought on the side of the Continental Army, though later in the war his regiment was considered a foreign unit belonging to the Vermont Republic, and was granted a commission as a colonel. He made a mark in such engagements as the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, the Montreal campaign, the Battle of Hubbardton and—perhaps most famously—the Battle of Bennington.

Since John Rose was a member of Warner’s regiment, as we know, from February 1776 to the closing of the War in 17833232 NARA: 16, he must have participated in all of the battles and skirmishes from the capture of Ticonderoga through the Battle of Saratoga and the capture of Burgoyne. Indeed, NARA 16-17 mentions that he participated in “. . . the battle of Hubbardton (Vt.) , and the taking of Burgoyne and in several skirmishes.”

For more information about Seth Warner’s regiment and its involvement that ended with the capture of Burgoyne at Saratoga, see Ketchum in its entirety.

Vermont declared its own independence at Windsor, Vermont, in July of 1777. The Vermont Constitution outlawed slavery, universal sufferance and other liberal (for the times) innovations. The Continental Congress did not recognize Vermont’s sovereignty, and Warner’s regiment was considered an army of a foreign state.

John Rose was appointed an ensign in Warner’s regiment on 13 November 1778 and, he served in that position until the close of the war in 1783 when he was discharged at Bennington.3333 NARA. At that time Warner’s regiment was no longer part of the Continental Army because of its association with Vermont. John Rose spent the remainder of the War at Bennington, Vermont, where Lucey, the first child of his second marriage to Cattey Wheeler, was born on 13 Nov 17803434 VTVR Birth Record Card.. Son John, Jr., was born at Bennington, 16 Mar 1783, and Elijah was born 18 Oct 1786, at Mappletown, in the town of Hoosic, Rensselaer County, NY, which is just over the New York border from Bennington, VT.3535 Rose: 6.

John moved from Bennington to Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont, between 1785/6 and 6 Sep 1788, when daughter Caty was born.

Timeline for the Evidence That Caty Rose Was Not the Daughter of John Rose
Source Note: Rather than insert individual endnote references for this section since all of the information comes from just two sources, I have elected to reference those sources once at the beginning of this section. Those two sources are: Research Report Entitled John Rose Family, by Christine Rose (hereafter Rose), and The Revolutionary War Pension File #S43967, and Land Warrant Scrip File BLWT 1584-150 at the National Archives (hereafter NARA).

End of March 1783 – Mustered out of the Army at Bennington, VT (NARA)
22 Apr 1818 – Application for Pension (NARA)

3 Jul 1818 – Certificate for pension #13123 received by Jonathan Lewis, lawyer.(NARA)

March 1819 -- $328.58 owed to John Rose. (NARA)

13 Sep 1820 – Statement by John Rose lists wife Katy, ae. 62 years, dau. Sarepta ae 16. The property he lists is valued at $81.36. (NARA)

2 Dec 1722 – John Rose died (NARA)

17 Dec 1822 – Estate filed at Broome County, NY, Salmon M. Rose appointed Administrator (Rose:2)

7 Nov 1829 – Affidavit by Salmon M. Rose, that his father served in the Revolutionary War. Appoints Lewis Wakeley of Greene, County, NY, as his attorney (NARA)

9 Nov 1829 – Salmon Rose certified as a son and heir at law of John Rose. (NARA).

22 Dec 1829 – Military Land Warrant #1584 for 150 acres was issued to Salmon Rose, son and other heirs at law of John Rose (Rose:2).

5 Jan 1830 – Receipt of Land Warrant #1584 acknowledged by attorney Lewis Wakeley (NARA).

12 Aug 1831 – William Rose assignment to Salmon Rose. (Rose:4)

4 Jun 1831 – Alban Rose assignment to Salmon Rose (Rose:4).

5 Jun 1832 – Leonard Rose Assignment to Salmon Rose (Rose:4)

Ca 1830/1832 – William Rose exchanges Warrant #1584 for Scrip (Scrip Application File 1924, 150 acres, Acts of 1830 and 1832; Scrip Certificates 11289 and 11290.) (Rose:2)

After 1832 – Undated letter sent from Oswego, Tioga County, NY by W.f. Warner asking about status of William Rose’s Land Warrant File (Nara)

26 Mar 1836 – Salmon Rose letter sent from Smithport, McKean County, PA, inquiring about Land Warrant. (Rose:4)
Between Aug 1841 and 8 Oct 1846 – Salmon Rose dies (Rose:10)

4 Oct 1843 – Affidavit by Jacob Halstead, Broome County, NY, states that he knew John Rose in 1821. Lists children by first wife: William Rose, Salmon, Alban and Leonard B. (Rose:4) This is the first list of John’s children by Lucey Boardman.

22 Dec 1843 – Alban Rose states that he never gave or transferred his claim as an heir. Groton, Ontario County, NY (Rose:4).

7 Oct 1846 – Seth Dickinson affidavit. Lists children of John Rose by both wives: William, Albin, Salmon M., Leonard B., Denison, Elijah, Poly Alton, Sally Cilley, Aldah Hall and Sarepta Dickinson. (Rose:3). This is the first list of all the children of John Rose.

8 Oct 1846 – Power of Attorney to William Rose, Jr. signed by: all of those listed in the previous. (Rose:3).

23 Jan 1849 – William Rose Senior dies (Rose:7)
18 Jan 1850 – Documents relating to Land Warrant numbers 11289 and 11290, states that, “William Rose, Jr., assignee of: William, Albin, Leonard B., Dennison, Elijah, Polly Alton, Sally Cilley, Aldah A. Hall and Sarepta Dickinson, heirs of John Rose Decd., is present legal holder of part of the grant.” (Rose:2). As of this date the Warrant remained unsatisfied.

Analysis of War Record and Pension File:

From the timeline preceding, it is clear that no complete list of John Rose’s living children, who were heirs at law, appears until 7 October 1846, some 14 years after John’s death in 1822 and perhaps 44 years after John and his family left Wallingford, leaving daughter Caty behind. Unless there is some other document that I am not aware of, it seems an awfully long time for such a list to be lacking from the legal files. The time lag is especially surprising, given the plethora of documents surrounding John Rose’s pension application in 1818 through October 1846.

New York state probate law says in effect that, all living children automatically become heirs at law when the father (or mother) dies without a will. However, since John Rose’s estate was probated in Broome County, New York, the only way the Broome County court would have known about Caty (Rose) Bourn, would have been if someone in the Rose family had listed her as a daughter. That someone should have been Salmon Montague Rose, who was appointed administrator of John’s estate on 17 Dec 1822.
The professional genealogist states only that the estate was filed in Broome County, but does not say anything about having a copy. It seems to me that any estate, will or not, should list the heirs at law by name.

When all of the backing and forthing about John’s Revolutionary War veteran’s land grant ran between 1829 and 1850, we learn that all of his children, except Leonard B., Caty and Aldah lived in the area around Binghamton, New York.

Leonard lived in Smithport, NY, to the southwest of Broome County, NY. Aldah probably lived south of the Vermont/Massachusetts border in Berkshire County, Mass. Caty lived in Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont, until after her husband Amos Bourn died in 1852. As the crow flies, Binghamton is about 175 miles from Wallingford – much further by road or rail.

My point in bringing the distance factor up, is to raise the question: how did the probate court people determine who was an “heir at law”? Did they ask other family members? Did they rely on vital records? If the heirs were determined in 1822 at the time John’s estate was probated, or in 1829, at the time of the first application for a land grant, Caty was still perhaps 200 miles away from the rest of the family. Suppose they simply neglected to include her in the list? Suppose her marriage at the age of 15 was more than a case of an early marriage? Suppose she was pregnant and her marriage was a shot-gun-marriage? (Her first child, who lived. was Gardner Bourn, b. 4 Sep1805.3636 VTVR Birth Record Card. She had a history of children who died early). Suppose she had a child born soon after her 1803 marriage, but who died at birth. True, John could not disinherit her because he died intestate, but suppose her siblings just didn’t list her as an heir. Did John tell his family to never mention her name again? How else could the authorities of the probate court find heirs?

One other point that raises questions about this whole “heir at law” evidence is the fact that the only people who pushed for the Revolutionary War Veteran’s land warrant scrips were William Rose, Salmon Rose, Albin Rose and William Rose, Jr. William, Sr. was born 17 Nov 1763; Albin 1765 and Salmon 1766.3737 Rose: 5-6. All of these men were sons or grandson of John Rose and his first wife. None of them lived in the household of John and his second wife – Salmon was 22 when Caty was born in 1788.

My point here is that none of the sons who pushed for the land warrant in 1829 and after ever, lived near, or were close to the Vermont children of John’s second marriage during the years prior to John’s move to Broome County, NY. I suspect that the only reason any of the Vermont children were listed as heirs at law was because at the time of John’s death in 1822, they lived reasonably close to the elder sons in New York. Caty was the only child who stayed behind in Vermont and, I suspect she simply got swept under the rug, especially with the possible stigma of having gotten married at the age of 15. Again, the only way the Broome County Probate Court could have known the names of the heirs at law was if someone in the family, most certainly Salmon Rose, as administrator of his father’s estate, told the court.

It is hard enough today to find every far-flung heir to an estate. Imagine how hard it might have been in the early 19th century. Also, it had been perhaps 20 years after the majority of the family left Rutland County, Vermont, when John died. If one looks at the final dates of the various documents involved in this saga, say 1850, that’s nearly a half century after the Rose family exodus from Vermont.





Let’s recapitulate.

Evidence against Caty (Rose) Bourn Being Amos Bourn, Jr’.s Wife:

She was never listed as an heir at law in all of the pension and land warrant documents filed by John Rose’s sons by his first wife.

Evidence in Favor of Caty (Rose) Bourn Being Amos Bourn Jr’.s Wife:



Caty Rose, b. 6 Sep 1788, Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont; dau. of John Rose and Cattey Wheeler.
No death record for Caty Rose can be found.
Caty Rose marries Amos Bourn, Jr. at Wallingford, VT, 2 Nov 1803.
Twelve children born to Amos and Caty between 1805 and 1832; of whom 6 live to adulthood and 5 marry:
Gardner, b. 4 Sep 1805. Parents listed as Amos Bourn and Caty. Married Orpha Proctor, 2 Dec 1830, at Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., VT (VT Vital Records). No death record found. Last record was 1880 Federal Census for Becket, Berkshire Co., Mass.
Orson b. 2 Jan 1808, at Wallingford; parents were Amos Bourn and Caty. He m. 20 Aug 1871 at Benson, Rutland Co. VT, Malinda Sellick (a 2nd or 3rd marriage). His parents are listed as Amos Bourne and Catherine Ruse. He died 14 Jun 1882, at Benson and his father is listed as Amos Bourne. (all Vermont Vital Records)
Laura b. 15 Sep 1811, at Wallingford. Parents listed as Amos Bourn and Caty. Laura m. at Wallingford, 18 Feb 1830, Nathaniel Fuller Bucklin. She d. at Sudbury, Rutland Co., VT, at Sudbury, Rutland Co., VT. Parents listed as Amos Bourne and Catherine. (All Vermont Vital Records).
Rosetta C., ca 1816. Was living at the time of that Amos Bourn’s will was written on 8 Mar 1852. (Vermont Vital Records, Will of Amos Bourn). Rosetta m. Richard H. Welch, 5 Oct 1853, at Wallingford, VT (Vermont Vital Records). The last record of her was the 1870 Wisconsin Federal Census, when she was listed as living alone at Sharon, Walworth Co. WI. Her husband was living in Floyd, O’Brien Co., IA, with his son Edward and was enumerated in the 1880 Federal Census of Iowa.
Sarah Sarepta b. 15 Aug 1818 (cemetery record). She m. William W. Foster, 27 Nov 1845, at Mt. Holly, VT. She d. 19 Jul 1902, at Springfield, Mass., and is named Sarah Sarepta Bourn Foster (Springfield, MA, Vital Records). She was buried at Packer Cemetery, Mount Holly, VT (Wallingford and Mount Holly Cemetery Inscriptions, Rutland County, Vermont, 1991, Margaret R. Jenks).
Caroline b. 17 Jan 1832, at Wallingford, VT. She m. John Conley 1853, probably at Wallingford. (Vermont Vital Records, and her obituary Janesville, WI, Daily Gazette, 11 Apr 1899). Caroline died 6/7 Apr 1899 at Clinton, Rock Co., Wisconsin. Her death record states that her husband was John Conley (who died at Clinton 29 Mar 1906) (Wisconsin Vital Records). Her parents were listed as Amos Bourn and Catherine Rose. Caroline and her mother were buried in the same plot, along with husband John Conely, and several children (Clinton Cemetery, Rock Co., WI, 1996 by Don and Elsie Davis. I have photos of the gravestones. Catherine’s gravestone calls her “Grandma”.

Attachments

The relationship of John Rose to Mrs. J. R. Summers, who wrote the 15 Aug 1914 letter that was attached to John Rose’s Revolutionary War pension file at the National Archives has been traced to her mother, a Miranda (or Moranda also Meranda) Rose, who was born at Castile, Wyoming Co. NY, ca 1827/8, probably the dau. Of Alonzo B. Rose, and the granddau. of Leonard Boardman Rose. (The descent from Leonard B. from Christine Rose, John Rose Family, Research Report pg. 29-30, the rest are from census reports.) Miranda married one Benjamin Burroughs, also b. at Castile. The date of the marriage is unknown, but must have been before 1850 because she is not listed as being a member of Alonzo B.’s family in Castile, Wyoming Co., NY in the 1850 Federal Census). Benjamin Burroughs was managing a hotel in Chicago’s 2nd ward in 1870, according the 1870 Federal Census. Their daughter Effie was b. at Port Huron, MI, 6 Nov 1861, according her death record listed on line at the Family Search site. The “Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1915-1947,” index. She is listed as being 12 years in the 1870 Census of Chicago. It is clear from the various census listings and death records, coupled with Christine Rose’s research report, that the Mrs. J. R. Summers, who wished to become a member of the DAR in 1914 was, indeed a descendant of John Rose. She was the 3rd gr. Granddaughter of John.


Revisions:
1 Nov 2011
18 Jan 2013
20 Jan 2013
29 Jan 2013
11 Feb 2013
18 Feb 2013
19 Feb 2013
20 Feb 2013
21 Feb 2013
24 Feb 2013


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1Vermont Marriage Record Card, hereafter VTVR Marriage Record Card.
2 Ibid.
3 Ibid.
4 Ibid, Birth Record Card.
5 Ibid.
6 1850 Federal Census for Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont.
7 VTVR, Death Record Card.
8 1860 Federal Census for Newfield, Tompkins County, New York.
9 Dassance Cemetery Listing, online at www.byjanmarie.com/cem/dassancecem.html. Hereafter Dassance Cemetery.
10 1870 Federal Census for Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin.
11 Caroline Bourn Conley Death Certificate. Family History Library Microfilim Number 1311654, “Registration of Deaths, Rock County, Wisconsin” page 368. Hereafter Caroline Bourn Death Certificate.
12 “New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947.” Family Search Film Number: 1000986, Digital Folder Number: 4242909, Image Number: 2198. Hereafter NHMR.
13 Ibid. Image Number 2242.
14 “New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904.” Family Search Indexing project (Batch) number: 7540007, System Origin: New_Hampshire-ODM, Source Film Number: 1000486. Hereafter NH B&C.
15 NHMR. Film Number: 1000986, Digital Folder Number: 424909, Image Number: 2242.
16 “New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900.” GS Film Number: 1000374, Digital Folder Number: 4243697, Image Number: 00094. Hereafter NHBR.
17
18
Dassance Cemetery Listing, online at www.byjanmarie.com/cem/dassancecem.html. Hereafter Dassance Cemetery.
19 VTVR, Death Record Card.
20 Caroline Bourn Death Certificate.
21 Don & Elsie Davis, “Clinton Cemetery Rock Co, WI. 1996 Rock CO Genealogical Society. Gravestones Read and Photographed by Carol Holmbeck, 18 February 2013.
22 Margaret R. Jenks , “Wallingford and Mount Holly Cemetery Inscriptions, Rutland County, Vermont.” Recorded summer 1991.
23 “Deaths Registered in the City of Springfield for the Year Nineteen Hundred and Two,” page 32 Facsimile copy of the record.
24 VTVR Marriage Record Card.
25 Ibid.
26 VTVR Birth Record Card.
27 Christine Rose, “John Rose Family,” Research Report, 1997. Page 6. Hereafter Rose.
28 1850 Federal Census of Triangle, Broome County, New York. Sarepta Dickinson , aged 46.
29 VTVR Birth Record Card.
30 John Rose Revolutionary Wars Pension Application File and Land Warrant Scrip File #43967/LW 1584-150. National Archives Microfilm. Hereafter John Rose Pension.
31 Richard M. Ketchum, “Saratoga” Turning Point of America’s Revolutionary War,” Henry Holt, 1997, NY. Hereafter Ketchum.
32 NARA: 16
33 NARA.
34 VTVR Birth Record Card.
35 Rose: 6.
36 VTVR Birth Record Card.
37 Rose: 5-6.2 Catherine was born at Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, on 6 September 1788.3,4 She married Amos Bourn Jr., son of Amos Bourn Sr. and Louvissa (Louisa) Simmons, at Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, on 2 November 1803.5,6 As of 2 November 1803,her married name was Bourn.5 Catherine "Caty" Rose lived in 1850 at Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont.7 As of after 14 March 1852,her married name was Dassance.8 She married Abner Dassance at Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, after 14 March 1852. There is a question about Abner's surname. Freda Beach calls him either Abner Dawson of Abner Dassance. My research into census records after 1850 and into surnames in Newfield, NY, leads me to believe that Abner's surname was indeed Dassance.

Depending on how the name was pronounced, and how phonetic spelling was used in the mid 19th century in rural areas, it doesn't take much of a stretch to confuse Dassance with Dawson.

Suppose the name was pronounced with an "aw" vowel sound instead of a "cat" vowel sound.

Dassance could well have been pronounced "Dawssance", which could have been interpreted as "Dawson".

In any event, I am sure that my Cattey (Rose) Bourn married Abner Dassance (however it is pronounced or written) some time after Amos Bourn's death 14 Mar 1852, and the census of 1860, when she was living with Abner at Newfield, NY.

A look at the 1855 New York State Census for Newfield, would narrow the timeframe to a couple of years if Cattey appeared as Abner's wife in 1855..8,2 Catherine "Caty" Rose lived in 1860 at Newfield, Tompkins, New York. In the household of Abner Dassance.9 She lived in 1870 at Clinton, Rock, Wisconsin. In the residence of her youngest daughter Caroline Bourn Conley.10 Catherine died on 21 July 1878 at Clinton, Rock, Wisconsin, at age 89.5,11 She was buried after 21 July 1878 at Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Rock, Wisconsin. Her gravestone names her "Grandma Dawson." The stone was obviously placed on her grave many years after her burial, probably by her grandchildren would have known her only as Grandma Dassance or Dawson, hence to incorrect surname on the stone..11

Family 1

Amos Bourn Jr. b. 25 Mar 1778, d. 14 Mar 1852
Children

Family 2

Abner Dassance b. 1782, d. 1866

Citations

  1. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: Birth record Card.
  2. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  3. [S241] John Rose Family, Research Report.
  4. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: Birth Registration Card.
  5. [S132] Bourn Family History , 37.
  6. [S301] Middlesex, Vermont, Vermont Vital Records: Marriage Record Card.
  7. [S597] 27 Aug 1850 Federal Census of Vermont, Vermont, unknown cd.
  8. [S134] Freda Beach, Letter.
  9. [S812] 16 Jul 1860 US Census, New York, unknown cd.
  10. [S911] 1870 Federal Census of Wisconsin, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.
  11. [S918] Don Davis and Elsie, Clinton Cemetery, Rock Co, WI, 7.