Tuesday, February 4, 2014

HASKELL of Gloucester

Fellow geneablogger Heather Wilkinson Rojo and I have yet another cousin connection-- we're both descended from William HASKELL II, of Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, England, who came over with his mother and stepfather circa 1635. He settled first in Salem and then in Gloucester. In New England Historic Genealogical Society's library, there is actually a framed print of a family tree for William and his descendants, which was really neat and can be seen in Heather's post, linked above.

I'm descended from both William II and his sister Elizabeth, whose parents were William HASKELL I, churchwarden at St. Stephen's Church in Charlton Musgrove, and Eleanor FOULE. And I descend from two of William II's children, Mark and Mary, so there are three known lines total.


Ancestry chain I:

William HASKELL I (1577-1630) m. Eleanor FOULE

William HASKELL II (1618-1693) m. Mary TYBOTT

Mark HASKELL I  (1658-1691) m. Elizabeth GIDDINGS

Mark HASKELL II (1687-1775) m. Martha TUTTLE

Elizabeth HASKELL (1710-1781) m. Jeremiah FITTS I

Jeremiah FITTS II  (b. 1749) m. Ruth SOUTHER

William FITTS (1797-1843) m. Priscilla DAVIS

Sophia Haskell FITTS (1823-1880) m. Isaiah F. PURINTON

Mary Olivia PURINTON (1851-1898) m. George Bailey PALMER

Frank Bailey PALMER (1888-1958) m. Bessie Maud WINSLOW

Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES 

S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father (b. 1933)

Me (b. 1974)


Ancestry line 2:

William HASKELL I (1577-1630) m. Eleanor FOULE

William HASKELL II (1618-1693) m. Mary TYBOTT

Mary HASKELL (1668-1721) m. Jacob DAVIS

Mary DAVIS (b. 1697) m. Jacob LUFKIN

Jacob LUFKIN (b. 1728) m. Hannah DAY

Hannah LUFKIN (1752-1790) m. Amos HILTON

Jacob Lufkin HILTON (1775-1855) m. Hannah TRASK

Mehitable HILTON (1796-1865) m. John BAKER

George Albert BAKER (1842-1914) m. Hannah Melissa SPECHT

Jessie May BAKER (1873-1927) m. Thomas Parker SIMMONDS 

Estelle May SIMMONDS (1891-1930) m. Horace William HOWES

Henry Richard HOWES (1913-1987) m. Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER

S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father (b.1933)

Me (b. 1974)


Ancestry line 3:

William HASKELL I (1577-1630) m. Eleanor FOULE

Elizabeth HASKELL (1605-1688) m. William DODGE

Hannah DODGE (1642-1689) m. Thomas WOODBURY

Susannah WOODBURY (1673-1745) m. Samuel TRASK

Elizabeth TRASK (b. 1711) m. Jonathan BAKER

Jonathan BAKER (b. 1730) m. Priscilla CROSBY

Jonathan BAKER (b. 1769) m. Hannah CLEMENTS

John BAKER (1792-1861) m. Mehitable HILTON

George Albert BAKER (1842-1914) m. Hannah Melissa SPECHT

Jessie May BAKER (1873-1927) m. Thomas Parker SIMMONDS 

Estelle May SIMMONDS (1891-1930) m. Horace William HOWES

Henry Richard HOWES (1913-1987) m. Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER

S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father (b.1933)

Me (b. 1974)


Yes, my maternal grandparents were very distant cousins. No extra eyes or dueling banjos, though, so I suppose it's all good.


St. Stephen's Church, Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, England, courtesy of Wikipedia

The William Haskell House, Gloucester, MA, an historical landmark, courtesy of Wikipedia

Inside the William Haskell House, courtesy of Oldhousedreams.com