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 line #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