John Griffin1

M, b. circa 1861
Father*David Griffin1 b. c 1814
Mother*Catherine unknown1 b. c 1832
     John was born at New York circa 1861. He was 19 in 1880.

The Minnesota State Census claims that he was born in Ireland, however, all federal censuses state that he was born in New York..1,2

Citations

  1. [S1300] 1875 New York State Census, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.
  2. [S1301] 1880 Federal Census of Minnesota, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.

Patrick Griffin1

M, b. circa 1864
Father*David Griffin1 b. c 1814
Mother*Catherine unknown1 b. c 1832
     Patrick was born at Iowa circa 1864.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1301] 1880 Federal Census of Minnesota, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.
  2. [S1300] 1875 New York State Census, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.

Michael Griffin1

M, b. circa 1863
Father*David Griffin1 b. c 1814
Mother*Catherine unknown1 b. c 1832
     Michael was born at Illinois circa 1863.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1300] 1875 New York State Census, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.
  2. [S1022] 1870 Federal Census of Minnesota, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.

Catherine Griffin1

F, b. circa 1866
Father*David Griffin1 b. c 1814
Mother*Catherine unknown1 b. c 1832
     Catherine was born at probably, Fieldon, Watowan, Minnesota, circa 1866.1

Citations

  1. [S1301] 1880 Federal Census of Minnesota, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.

Margaret Griffin1

F, b. circa 1868
Father*David Griffin1 b. c 1814
Mother*Catherine unknown1 b. c 1832
     Margaret was born at probably, Fieldon, Watowan, Minnesota, circa 1868.1

Citations

  1. [S1301] 1880 Federal Census of Minnesota, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.

Anna Griffin1

F, b. circa 1870
Father*David Griffin1 b. c 1814
Mother*Catherine unknown1 b. c 1832
     Anna was born at probably, Fieldon, Watowan, Minnesota, circa 1870.1

Citations

  1. [S1301] 1880 Federal Census of Minnesota, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.

Daniel Griffin Jr.1

M, b. circa 1874
Father*David Griffin1 b. c 1814
Mother*Catherine unknown1 b. c 1832
     Daniel was born at probably, Fieldon, Watowan, Minnesota, circa 1874.1

Citations

  1. [S1301] 1880 Federal Census of Minnesota, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.

Cornelius Griffin1

M, b. circa 1877
Father*David Griffin1 b. c 1814
Mother*Catherine unknown1 b. c 1832
     Cornelius was born at Fieldon, Watowan, Minnesota, circa 1877.1

Citations

  1. [S1301] 1880 Federal Census of Minnesota, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.

George Ervin Noonan1,2

M, b. 5 July 1898, d. 10 February 1984
Father*Joseph Noonan1 b. 15 Feb 1874, d. 9 Jan 1940
Mother*Bridget Griffin1 b. c 1873
     George was born at Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, on 5 July 1898.1,2 He died on 10 February 1984 at Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota. At age 85.3

Citations

  1. [S1303] 1910 Federal Census of Minnesota, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.
  2. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com, Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

    Original data:

    "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840–1980." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. Accessed 4 Jun 2017.
  3. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com, Ancestry.com. Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.

    Original data: State of Minnesota. Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Department of Health. Accessed 4 Jun 2017.

John Gunnison1

M
     John Gunnison married Joanna Dow on 1 January 1825 at Belmont, Belknap, New Hampshire.1

Family

Joanna Dow b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL6W-3RD : 12 December 2014), John Gunnison and Joanna Dow, 01 Jan 1825; citing , Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,260. Accessed 2 Sep 2017.

Roland Leonard1

M
     Roland Leonard married Lydia Smith on 8 February 1787 at Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts.1

Family

Lydia Smith b. 29 Jan 1767

Citations

  1. [S687] Walpole, Mass. Vital Records (published), 173.

Elias Smith1

M, b. 23 January 1780, d. 10 November 1854
Father*Christopher Smith Sr.1 b. 13 Mar 1739, d. 21 Dec 1824
Mother*Abigail Mann1 b. 16 Dec 1739
     Elias was born at Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts, on 23 January 1780.2 He died on 10 November 1854 at Barnard, Windsor, Vermont. At age 74.1 He was buried after 10 November 1854 at Nye Cemetery, Barnard, Windsor, Vermont.3
Elias Smith gravestone, Nye Cemetery, Barnard, Windsor County, VT. Inscription reads, "Elias Smith. Killed by the Falling of a Tree Nov. 10, 1854 AE. 75."

Citations

  1. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V899-SMZ : 6 December 2014), Elias Smith, 10 Nov 1854, Death; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27,689. Accessed 23 Oct 2017.
  2. [S687] Walpole, Mass. Vital Records (published), 74.
  3. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 151377122.

Polly Smith

F, b. 4 October 1782, d. 21 November 1859
Father*Christopher Smith Sr. b. 13 Mar 1739, d. 21 Dec 1824
Mother*Abigail Mann b. 16 Dec 1739
     Polly was born at Pomfret, Windsor, Vermont, on 4 October 1782. Birth Date calculated from her age at death (77 Years, 1 Mont, 17 Days)..1 She died on 21 November 1859 at Stockbridge, Windsor, Vermont. At age 77.1

Citations

  1. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFJ7-RWY : 18 October 2017), Polly Davis, 21 Nov 1859, Death; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 27,527. Accessed 23 Oct 2017.

Lucy Ann unknown1

F, b. circa 1831
     Her married name was Smith.1 Lucy Ann unknown married Joel E. Smith.2 Lucy was born circa 1831.1

Family

Joel E. Smith b. 15 Dec 1833, d. 15 Nov 1889

Citations

  1. [S872] 1860 Federal Census of New Hampshire, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.
  2. [S849] 1880 Federal Census of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, unknown cd.

Caroline Bristol1

F, b. 1822, d. 27 March 1899
     Her married name was Smith.1 Caroline Bristol married Jeremy H. Smith.1 Caroline was born in 1822.2 She died on 27 March 1899 at Delta, Eaton, Michigan.2 She was buried after 27 March 1899 at Delta Center Cemetery, Grand Ledge, Eaton, Michigan.2
Caroline [Bristol] Smith gravestone Delta Center Cemetery, Grand Ledge, Eaton County, MI. Inscription reads, "Caroline, wife of J. J. Smith 1822 - 1899 At Rest".

Family

Jeremy H. Smith b. 18 Apr 1826, d. 10 Jun 1909

Citations

  1. [S917] 14 Jun 1860 Federal Census of Wisconsin, Provo, Utah, Utah, Head of Household, Ancestry.com on Line,unknown cd.
  2. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 53281670.

Mary A. Phelps1

F
     As of 23 November 1889,her married name was Smith.1 Mary A. Phelps married Ransom O. Smith on 23 November 1889 at Lunenburg, Essex, Vermont.1

Family

Ransom O. Smith b. 24 Nov 1836, d. 10 Jan 1917

Citations

  1. [S429] LDS Family Search, online www.familysearch.org, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF7P-2SD : 6 December 2014), Ransom C Smith and Mary A Phelps, 23 Nov 1889, Marriage; State Capitol Building, Montpelier; FHL microfilm 540,146. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.

Betsey McFarland1

F, b. circa 1837, d. 31 March 1874
     Betsey was born at Nothumberland, Coos, New Hampshire, circa 1837.1 As of say 1856,her married name was Smith.1 She married Ransom O. Smith say 1856 at probably, Nothumberland, Coos, New Hampshire, Based on the date of birth of eldest child Ellen.1 Betsey McFarland died on 31 March 1874 at Nothumberland, Coos, New Hampshire.1

Family

Ransom O. Smith b. 24 Nov 1836, d. 10 Jan 1917

Citations

  1. [S694] Ancestry.com, online http://ancestry.com,

    Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.

    Original data: “New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754–1947.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire. Accessed 27 Oct 2017.

Jesse Richardson Jr.1

M, b. before 1765
Father*Jesse Richardson Sr.2 b. 8 Mar 1730
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Jesse was born at perhaps, Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, before 1765. There doesn't appear to be any birth record for this Jesse, so his birth and birth place are based on estimates..1,3,4 He lived in 1800 at Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont.5 He lived in 1810 at Shrewsbury, Rutland, Vermont.3

Family

Children
  • Sally (Sarah) Richardson+ b. c 1778, d. 21 Jul 1844; Argument in favor of Jesse Richardson, Jr. being Sally Richardson's father.

    Jesse Richardson, b.8 Mar 1730, Groton. Middlesex County, MA (VR). Son of Benjamin (Thomas, James, Ezekiel) and Eunice (Butterfield) Richardson. Benjamin was in Rockingham, VT in 1753. (Vinton). See note: below.

    1. Jesse Richardson b. 1756-1774 (1800 Census, Shrewsbury, VT).

    2. Jesse Richardson b. before 1765 (1810 Census, Shrewsbury, VT). Also in same census; male 16-25 (b. 1785 and 1794, who could be the fourth Jesse).

    3. Jesse Richardson b. 1776-1795 (1820 Census, Clarendon, VT).

    4. Jesse Richardson b. 1791-1800, d. 3 Oct 1838, N. Granville, NY; m. 4 Oct 1812, Shrewsbury, VT Ruth Jones (Find-A- Grave and VT VR). He was 47 when he died according to his gravestone, making his birth year 1791.

    The first two were probably the same Jesse.

    The third Jesse could be the same as the fourth Jesse.

    The fourth Jesse was probably the son of the Jesse b. between 1756 - 1774.


    From a letter dated 27 July 1993 by Anne F. Spencer of the Shrewsbury Historical Society:

    Land was surveyed for a Jesse Richardson in Shrewsbury, VT, in 1788-1789.

    Probably the same Jesse signed The Great Road Lottery Petition 6 Oct 1791.

    This Jesse is the one I call #1 & #2 above.

    He had a wife named Elizabeth

    He was dead by 1811.


    From a letter dated 18 Jan 1993 by Dawn Hance, author of a Shrewsbury history:

    “There was a Jesse who married Catherine Hamilton at Barre, MA, ca 1780. They divorced ca 1799 and he married 2nd, Elizabeth. He died ca 1811 according to probate”. I can find no marriage record for Jesse & Catherine Hamilton..However, Dawn is correct in stating that Jesse died in 1811 and his wife Elizabeth died a pauper in 1819. The Jesse who married Elizabeth is probably Jesse #2.
    A Sally Richardson was excommunicated from the Baptist Church in the east part of Clarendon, ca 1809/10. Dawn said, “I suppose she could have been Sally’s mother.”


    Note: The first man to settled in Shrewsbury was Captain Lemuel White, who came from Rockingham, VT, in 1777. (History of Rutland County, page 803). Jesse’s younger brother Seth died at Rockingham in 1757. It’s a good bet that Jesse #1 also came from there as well. (Vinton, page 68).

    Most of the Shrewsbury people came from Barre, Mass., Richmond, NH or RI.

         

    Rufus Richardson

    There was a Rufus Richardson listed in the 1790 census at Barre, MA. He had a wife and two daughters at that time. This Rufus was probably the son of Davis and Esther (Breck) Richardson and he was born at Medway, Middlesex County, MA, 21 Sep 1761. (Richardson Memorial, page 729)

    A Rufus was listed in the 1800 census at Shrewsbury, VT, Born between 1756 and 1774. This was no doubt the Rufus of Barre, MA, listed above.

    A David Richardson was also listed at Shrewsbury in the 1800 census. He was born between 1775 and 1784. He was probably the son of Rufus, having been named after Rufus’s father and elder brother.

    Rufus married at Barre, 24 Feb 1787, Ruth Holden (Barre vital records, page 192). My Sally was born about 1778, so Rufus was not her father.


    Conclusion

    Analyzing all of the dates and records above suggests that it was possible that Sally (Richardson) Jenks could have been the daughter of Jesse, b. before 1765 (#1 & 2).4
  • Jesse Richardson III6 b. 1791, d. 3 Oct 1838

Citations

  1. [S842] 1800 U. S, Census, Vermont.
  2. [S101] Richardson Memorial , 198.
  3. [S401] 1810 Federal Census of Vermont, Vermont, unknown cd.
  4. [S596] Analysis of existing data by John Roger Wood.
  5. [S405] 1800 New York Census.
  6. [S937] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 127922475.

Jesse Richardson Sr.1

M, b. 8 March 1730
Father*Benjamin Richardson2 b. 30 Mar 1696
Mother*Eunice Butterfield3
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Jesse was born at Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 8 March 1730.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S101] Richardson Memorial , 68.
  2. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 133.
  3. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 305.
  4. [S101] Richardson Memorial , 198.

Benjamin Richardson1

M, b. 30 March 1696
Father*Thomas Richardson2 b. 26 Oct 1661, d. 10 Feb 1699/0
Mother*Hannah Colburn2 b. s 1655
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Benjamin was born at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, on 30 March 1696.1 He married Eunice Butterfield after 27 March 1720 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.3 Benjamin Richardson lived in 1753 at Rockingham, Windham, Vermont.4

Family

Eunice Butterfield
Children

Citations

  1. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 133.
  2. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 50.
  3. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 305.
  4. [S101] Richardson Memorial , 68.
  5. [S342] Groton, MA, Vital Records (published), 198.

Eunice Butterfield1

F
Father*Joseph Butterfield Jr. b. 28 Jan 1675, d. a 17 Feb 1749; Mentioned in father's will.2
Mother*Eunice Heald or Hale2 b. 15 Mar 1673
ChartsMargaret E. Spaulding Pedigree Chart
     Eunice Butterfield married Benjamin Richardson after 27 March 1720 at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.1 As of after 27 March 1720,her married name was Richardson.1

Family

Benjamin Richardson b. 30 Mar 1696
Children

Citations

  1. [S41] Chelmsford, Mass. Vital Records (published), 305.
  2. [S2126] Boston Transcript, 1911-1940, 13 Aug 1940, #2112.
  3. [S101] Richardson Memorial , 68.
  4. [S342] Groton, MA, Vital Records (published), 198.