New to Group & My "Brick Walls"
- I'm new to the group so I thought I would post a hello message and also
see if there was anyone that has hit the same "brick walls" as me [:)]
. My name is Roger Hunt and my major research interests are the Hunt,
Haley, Mattison/Matteson and Wood surnames. I am a direct descendant of
Enoch Hunt (1585-1653) who came to the new world in the late 1630's with
his son Ephraim. Enoch returned to England but Ephraim stayed and set up
in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
I have two brick walls that are driving me crazy. The first is finding
out more on my 3rd great grandfather Edward Wood. I find Edward listed
according to the death record of my 2nd great grandfather Reuben Wood
(1820-1894). The death record indicates Edward was born in New York,
however Reuben's 1880 census indicates Edward was born in Massachusetts,
and his wife in Rhode Island. Reuben was born in Mechanicville, New
York, lived in the Pittstown, New York area, but his death was recorded
in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
The second is finding out more of my 5th great grandfather, William
Haley (1738-1783). Williams wife is listed as Lucy, but I have no
surname for her. William died in Pownal, Vermont, however I am unable to
find his grave. I do not know where William was born or how he came to
If anyone out there is researching these lines, feel free to send a note
to ragsno1@... .
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