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From: "Cynthia Loring MacBain" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] More on John Buss
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 06:48:52 -0400
I think you m eant Sturbridge -- you mised the "r."
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From: "Harlow Chandler" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 10:27 PM
Subject: [GM-L] More on John Buss
> Natalie wrote:
> "I am seeking information on John Buss. I do not know when he was born. He
> married Mehitabel Streeter (b. Mar. 12, 1782 - Stubridge, Worchester, MA)
> Their son is Fortinatus Buss July 12, 1800 Sterling, Worchester."
> Hi Natalie,
> This is my best guess right now, although as you will see it is a guess.
> Some of this I'm repeating.
> I think your John Buss is the John Buss born Aug. 6, 1767 in Lancaster,
> Worcester, MA. as found in the book of records I mentioned earlier for
> the reasons I mentioned earlier.
> I think Mehitabel was not Mehitabel Streeter, but Mehitabel Eager,
> daughter of Fortunatus and Mehitabel (Bigelow) Eager. I think this is
> true because your John had a son named Fortunatus and a John Buss was
> Executor for the estate of a Fortunatus Eager of Sterling in 1802. That
> Fortunatus had a daughter Mehitabel born in 1764 as I mentioned earlier.
> She was of the same community as John, and proximity mattered a lot back
> I cannot find a marriage record for this John and/or Mehitabel, so this is
> all speculation on my part.
> According to a history of Marlborough, MA from 1862, Fortunatus Eager b.
> July 6, 1735 was the son of Uriah Eager and Sarah Brigham. Sarah was the
> daughter of Nathan Brigham and Elizabeth.
> Uriah was the son of Zerubbabel Eager, b. 1672, and Hannah Kerley, dau.of
> Henry Kerley and Elizabeth. Incidentally, the reliability of this history
> may or may not be reflected by the fact that it states that this
> Zerubbabel served in the Revolutionary War, despite having been born in
> 1672. There is a pension file for a man of this name, and in fact he had
> a wife named Hannah (Dodge), but he was, as you might imagine, born a good
> bit later.
> Zerubbabel was the son of William Eager and Ruth Hill who married 1659,
> Malden, MA.
> I think I can find information on the Bigelows, and maybe some of the
> I believe Ebenezer Buss, who married Keziah Houghton April 8, 1748, was
> the son of John and Hannah (Hosmer) Buss and was born in Lancaster in
> 1723-4. Hannah would have been about 40 I believe, and I think these are
> the parents, but I'm not absolutely certain. There is also a John Buss
> and Mary Wood whose marriage intentions are recorded 1737, Lancaster, and
> I don't think they would be in the direct line. I think the Buss line
> goes back to Concord, MA, but again I am not certain of that. I didn't
> have much time to look at this as we had company this evening, but I hope
> there's something here that will be useful.
> Obviously all this needs to be checked out, but I think most of it can be.
> I've seen bits of it in published genealogies of other familes and in
> histories, but haven't found anything specifically on the Buss family. I
> noticed there seemed to be connections among these families over the
> generations which makes me more comfortable. Sorry to be so sketchy with
> this, but I'm short of time.
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