- I'm still trying to find more info on my 4th
ggps, John Bickford & Amy Stevens, mar. 1 Nov 1809 at
Kennebec, ME. John was s/o Benjamin Bickford & Lydia
Stanton, b 1782 Goldsboro, ME. Amy was b ca 1785 in ME.
She is said to be a d/o a Jonathan Stevens who served
in the Revolution. Several people have posted this
line, making Amy a d/o Jonathan Stevens & Eleanor
Adams, but they mar. Oct 1785 & had a known child b
1786. This doesn't fit w/ the info from the 1850 & 1860
Censuses of Marion Co., OH, where John died in 1862 & Amy
in 1870. The Census actually shows them b MA, but ME
was part of MA in the 1780s. Another Jonathan Stevens
mar. Bethular Littlefield 25 Oct 1769 in Wells, York,
ME, but I can't make contact with the poster of the
data. I don't have names for any siblings of Amy,
though I do have a listing of her known children.
Because John & Amy's household contained a Benjamin
Bickford b ca 1847 & a Ruby Bickford b ca 1839, some
researchers list them as children of the couple. Amy was too
old to be their mother. They may have been
grandchildren (though I have no data on a possible son) or
niece & nephew. The Bickford surname is often spelled
"Bigford" or "Brickford" in the records. On my gggmor's
death certificate, her mother's maiden name appears as
"Bicford." John & Amy moved to OH about 1815, & lived in
several localities before settling in Marion Co. in 1831,
a few months before their daughter Patience married
my ggggf, Newton Messenger, there (11 Dec 1831).
Does anyone else have additional info on this family?
- --- In newenglandgenealogy@y..., stardust12151 wrote:
> looking for family on my mother's side.She was born in Mass. andraised in New Hampshire. Her maiden name was Gardner.Any help would
be great. <br>I'm new at this.
Hi! My Great Grandfather George B. Gardner was born in Mass. His
father died when George was around six. He then went to live with an
Uncle. Could your Gardner and my Gardner be related? Connie