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Subject: [GM-L] My Billirica, MA roots
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 13:57:48 EDT
I'm sorry, but I can't help you find your "1940s cousins." We can't
make a "Weber connection." That's my husband's surname and he's first
generation of folks who were part of the great immigration of "Germans Who
Came From Russia." That's a whole different story ( But a very interesting
story!) from our early England to Massachusetts immigrants.
I trace my descent down through the Marshall line, starting in Boston,
in 1635, on to Billerica for three generations of John Marshall families,
then to Hillsborough, N.H. for two more generations, then to Will Co.,
Illinois. My mother was born there & then her family moved to California,
where I was born & still live.
The 1600s immigrants with collateral connections to "my" John Marshall
line were John Burrage, Daniel Shed/Shedd, William Hartwell, William French,
John Rogers and Robert Parker. All of these folks had large families & were
interconnected down through the generations.
"John" was a very popular first name for the surname "Marshall," back
then & there are a whole lot of them back in the records with very similar
dates, etc. Just to make things really confusing, sometimes. But that's part
of the fun of sifting through it all and working out the pieces of the
puzzle, isn't it?
> Subj:CHARLES WEBER
> Date:10/17/01 5:25:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time
> From: (joel)
> hI Jan,
> Are you from Massachusetts originally. I am looking
> for lost cousins I haven't seen since 1945 time
> frame. Don't even remember their names.
> There were many children in the family. Charles'
> wife was Etta and I remember her suffering with
> cancer until she passed away. Some siblings were
> Marjorie, Kenneth and I don't remember the others
> because I was too young. Think they came from
> Billerica possibly. Can't remember. Just stabbing
> in the dark to find a link.
> Betsy Ross-Voorhees