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From: "Dale H. Cook" <>
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Samuel RIPLEY and Margaret NAIL(sp)
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 10:55:37 -0500
At 06:20 AM 1/11/2008, Charles wrote:
>Samuel is in the Hingham book as Lemuel Ripley. An paid researcher traced
>this line and I feel confident his assumptions are correct--it's Samuel
>Ripley not Lemuel Ripley.
Your researcher is undoubtedly correct. Between 1832 and 1844 Reuben
Hersey abstracted the Hingham VRs from the Town Books. His manuscript
shows the son of Hezekiah and Sarah, born 20-Nov-1729, as "Samuel."
Hersey, through his years of work with those books, must have become
quite adept at deciphering the Clerks' hands.
Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project