picture

Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Henrie Clement Briggs

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76545470/henry-briggs. Image.


Mary Ellen Hinckes

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76545562/mary-briggs. Image.


Richard Cornell

1Recorded by Chester Clair Cornell; edited by Elisabeth Cornell, Cornell family history: from County Essex, England to Winneshiek County, Iowa, 929.273 C815cc. "His parents were Richard Cornell and Mary." Image.


Mary Terry

1Recorded by Chester Clair Cornell; edited by Elisabeth Cornell, Cornell family history: from County Essex, England to Winneshiek County, Iowa, 929.273 C815cc. "His parents were Richard Cornell and Mary." Image.


Samuel Cornell

1Recorded by Chester Clair Cornell; edited by Elisabeth Cornell, Cornell family history: from County Essex, England to Winneshiek County, Iowa, page 10, 929.273 C815cc. "Samuel2 Cornell, b. ca. 1639, perhaps at Boston, fifth son in mother's will, d. ca. 1714/5; m. Grissell Strange, widow of Thomas Fish, dau. of John and Alice Strange.

Ch. Cornell:
1. Thomas, b, Sept. 22, 1685, d. 1763; m. Catharine Potter on Mar. 5, 1716, (2) Mary Russell, 1755.
ii. Samuel, b, Nov. 1, 1688, d. 1740; m. (1) Deborah ca. 1713; (2) Rebecca , 1730.
iii. Comfort, b. Dec. 4, 1691.

1664, Nov. 21--Joshua Cornell of Accookset in New Plimouth, conveys to Samuel Cornell of Accookset, for £24, two parcels of land at "Acookset, Acushnet and parcels adjacent, one parcel being a sixth part of a share of land in the afores purchase(d) land with all ye privileges comonages meadows and all other immunityes thereunto belonging which said sixt(h) part was given me by my mother Mrs. Cornell. The other parcel being twenty acres more or less which I bought of William Earle as by his deed doth appear to be holden as of the Manor of East Greenwich."

1669, March 21--"Rebecca Cornell, widow to the late deceased Mr. Thomas Cornell, of Portsmouth on Rhoad Island, to my loving sonn Samuel Cornell, now an inhabitant in the town of Dartmouth, in New Plimouth, do freely willingly and of my own voluntary mind really and fully give grant enfeoff and confirm unto my said sonn Samuel Cornell, a certain parcel or tract of land (by me purchased since the decease of my aforesaid husband) conteyning the one-slxt part of a lot or share or proportion of land within the aforesaid town of Dartmouth, part whereof is already laid out at the place commonly called Cookset, and now in the possession of my said son Samuel." Witnesses: Joshua Coggeshall, Thomas Cornell, Philip Allln

1670, May 29—He appears in the census of the inhabitants of the town of Dartmouth, Mass.

1682—He was named constable of Dartmouth.

1684—He took the oath of fidelity.

1685—A law suit was entered against Thomas Cornell, Samuel Cornell, David Wilcox and John Russell.

1688, May 17—There was an agreement between Samuel and his cousin (nephew) Thomas3 Cornell as to the boundary line between them, there having been 'a great difference between us'. His will was dated May 3, 1699, and was proved Apr. 5, 1715. He calls himself of Dartmouth, and leaves to his eldest son Thomas, his dwelling house and adjoining land, "with all my meadows upon three little Islands, with six acres at the point called Pottoswatuxet, all in Dartmouth." Son Samuel received land lying between James Sisson and James Tripp, with 50 acres of undivided lands; to his son Thomas, a chest and a box and a small bible which was his mother's, a feather bed and andirons; to his daughter comfort, £40 in New England silver, to be paid £5 when she became 18, and £5 each year thereafter until paid. Executors were: "my loving coson (nephew) Thomas Cornell of Portsmouth and my coson George Cadman of Dartmouth.'

Glazier takes some exception to the above account, transcribed from the CG.  He notes that deeds in Bristol county signed by Samuel Cornell are in part by a literate man, and in part the signature is an "X". (Perhaps Samuel Jr. was the signer in some instances.) Glazier credits the identification of wife Grissell as the widow of Thomas Fish Jr. and the dau. of John and Alice Strange to the research of Jane Fletcher Fiske." Image.


Grissell Strange

1Recorded by Chester Clair Cornell; edited by Elisabeth Cornell, Cornell family history: from County Essex, England to Winneshiek County, Iowa, page 10, 929.273 C815cc. "Samuel2 Cornell, b. ca. 1639, perhaps at Boston, fifth son in mother's will, d. ca. 1714/5; m. Grissell Strange, widow of Thomas Fish, dau. of John and Alice Strange.

Ch. Cornell:
1. Thomas, b, Sept. 22, 1685, d. 1763; m. Catharine Potter on Mar. 5, 1716, (2) Mary Russell, 1755.
ii. Samuel, b, Nov. 1, 1688, d. 1740; m. (1) Deborah ca. 1713; (2) Rebecca , 1730.
iii. Comfort, b. Dec. 4, 1691.

1664, Nov. 21--Joshua Cornell of Accookset in New Plimouth, conveys to Samuel Cornell of Accookset, for £24, two parcels of land at "Acookset, Acushnet and parcels adjacent, one parcel being a sixth part of a share of land in the afores purchase(d) land with all ye privileges comonages meadows and all other immunityes thereunto belonging which said sixt(h) part was given me by my mother Mrs. Cornell. The other parcel being twenty acres more or less which I bought of William Earle as by his deed doth appear to be holden as of the Manor of East Greenwich."

1669, March 21--"Rebecca Cornell, widow to the late deceased Mr. Thomas Cornell, of Portsmouth on Rhoad Island, to my loving sonn Samuel Cornell, now an inhabitant in the town of Dartmouth, in New Plimouth, do freely willingly and of my own voluntary mind really and fully give grant enfeoff and confirm unto my said sonn Samuel Cornell, a certain parcel or tract of land (by me purchased since the decease of my aforesaid husband) conteyning the one-slxt part of a lot or share or proportion of land within the aforesaid town of Dartmouth, part whereof is already laid out at the place commonly called Cookset, and now in the possession of my said son Samuel." Witnesses: Joshua Coggeshall, Thomas Cornell, Philip Allln

1670, May 29—He appears in the census of the inhabitants of the town of Dartmouth, Mass.

1682—He was named constable of Dartmouth.

1684—He took the oath of fidelity.

1685—A law suit was entered against Thomas Cornell, Samuel Cornell, David Wilcox and John Russell.

1688, May 17—There was an agreement between Samuel and his cousin (nephew) Thomas3 Cornell as to the boundary line between them, there having been 'a great difference between us'. His will was dated May 3, 1699, and was proved Apr. 5, 1715. He calls himself of Dartmouth, and leaves to his eldest son Thomas, his dwelling house and adjoining land, "with all my meadows upon three little Islands, with six acres at the point called Pottoswatuxet, all in Dartmouth." Son Samuel received land lying between James Sisson and James Tripp, with 50 acres of undivided lands; to his son Thomas, a chest and a box and a small bible which was his mother's, a feather bed and andirons; to his daughter comfort, £40 in New England silver, to be paid £5 when she became 18, and £5 each year thereafter until paid. Executors were: "my loving coson (nephew) Thomas Cornell of Portsmouth and my coson George Cadman of Dartmouth.'

Glazier takes some exception to the above account, transcribed from the CG.  He notes that deeds in Bristol county signed by Samuel Cornell are in part by a literate man, and in part the signature is an "X". (Perhaps Samuel Jr. was the signer in some instances.) Glazier credits the identification of wife Grissell as the widow of Thomas Fish Jr. and the dau. of John and Alice Strange to the research of Jane Fletcher Fiske." Image.


Richard Borden Jr.

1Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], FHL US/CAN Film 512. Children listed.

2William Richard Cutter, Eugene C. Gardner, Harlan Hodge Ballard, et al., Massachusetts, Encyclopedia of: Biographical - Genealogical, New York, Boston, Chicago: American Historical Society, 1916. Vol. 5, pg 245, New Bedford Public Library, G 920.C984___. marriage & children listed.

3Bowen, Fanny Corey & Bowen, Joseph Whitney, Bowen, The Descendants of John Bowen, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986, p.18, US/CAN Film 1321114 Item 2. Original Published (Fall River, Mass.) J.W. Bowen 1941, 182 p. "Richard and Patty resided in the house on the east side of South Main Street next to the corner of South Main and Borden Streets. It was long known as the "Patty Borden" house though of late years it has undergone extensive alterations and changes and is now (1941) occupied by stores and offices. In this house the children were all born and lived for many years. At that time Richard owned a very large portion of the territory lying south of the mill stream and extending to the Rhode Island line and from Main Street east to the pond, as well as a strip on the west between Main Street and the river. He died about the year 1824 and the commissioners who apraised his estate estimated the value of his land at $2,000. At that time the village contained about 300 inhabitants and the whole town had less than 2,000. Six years later on the death of his widow, the same land was appraised at $27,000.

Richard Borden left no will but in Bristol County Probate Records Val. 62, p. 402, it shows a division of the estate was made June 28, 1825, and that on March 4, 1825., Sheffel Weaver, Joseph G. Read, and Nathaniel B. Borden of Troy were appointed appraisers of the estate. This is a very lengthy document and divides the property ($3600) among his nine children, Abraham, Thomas, Richard, Ladwick, Cook, Hannah, Amy, Grinnell, Roanna Borden and Zephaniah. He gives $400 worth of property to each of these children."

4Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 191. "iv. RICHARD, b. 1752, d. 1824; m. Martha/Patty Bowen, daughter of Nathan and Hannah (Cook [199]) Bowen. In the Spinner article cited above, their descendants are called the "Lesser Bordens," not much
involved in Fall River's booming textile industry. Richard and Patty were great-grandparents of Lizzie Borden." Image.

5Bowen, Fanny Corey & Bowen, Joseph Whitney, Bowen, The Descendants of John Bowen, p.17.


Martha Bowen

1Bowen, Fanny Corey & Bowen, Joseph Whitney, Bowen, The Descendants of John Bowen, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986, p.17, US/CAN Film 1321114 Item 2. Original Published (Fall River, Mass.) J.W. Bowen 1941, 182 p.

2FindaGrave.com. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30325447.

3Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], FHL US/CAN Film 512. Children listed.

4William Richard Cutter, Eugene C. Gardner, Harlan Hodge Ballard, et al., Massachusetts, Encyclopedia of: Biographical - Genealogical, New York, Boston, Chicago: American Historical Society, 1916. Vol. 5, pg 245, New Bedford Public Library, G 920.C984___. marriage & children listed.

5Bowen, Fanny Corey & Bowen, Joseph Whitney, Bowen, The Descendants of John Bowen, p.18. "Richard and Patty resided in the house on the east side of South Main Street next to the corner of South Main and Borden Streets. It was long known as the "Patty Borden" house though of late years it has undergone extensive alterations and changes and is now (1941) occupied by stores and offices. In this house the children were all born and lived for many years. At that time Richard owned a very large portion of the territory lying south of the mill stream and extending to the Rhode Island line and from Main Street east to the pond, as well as a strip on the west between Main Street and the river. He died about the year 1824 and the commissioners who apraised his estate estimated the value of his land at $2,000. At that time the village contained about 300 inhabitants and the whole town had less than 2,000. Six years later on the death of his widow, the same land was appraised at $27,000.

Richard Borden left no will but in Bristol County Probate Records Val. 62, p. 402, it shows a division of the estate was made June 28, 1825, and that on March 4, 1825., Sheffel Weaver, Joseph G. Read, and Nathaniel B. Borden of Troy were appointed appraisers of the estate. This is a very lengthy document and divides the property ($3600) among his nine children, Abraham, Thomas, Richard, Ladwick, Cook, Hannah, Amy, Grinnell, Roanna Borden and Zephaniah. He gives $400 worth of property to each of these children."

6Jane Fletcher Fiske 1930, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: a genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher, J.F. Fiske, c1987 , pg 191. "iv. RICHARD, b. 1752, d. 1824; m. Martha/Patty Bowen, daughter of Nathan and Hannah (Cook [199]) Bowen. In the Spinner article cited above, their descendants are called the "Lesser Bordens," not much
involved in Fall River's booming textile industry. Richard and Patty were great-grandparents of Lizzie Borden." Image.


Nathan Bowen

1Bowen, Fanny Corey & Bowen, Joseph Whitney, Bowen, The Descendants of John Bowen, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986, p.9, US/CAN Film 1321114 Item 2. Original Published (Fall River, Mass.) J.W. Bowen 1941, 182 p. "... was married by John Bowen, Justice, November 11, 1762 to Hannah Cook, daughter of John and Martha (Wood) Cook. ... He resided in Fall River.  He was Selectman of Freetown 1780-1781-1794 and of Fall River 1805 and 1808. Nathan Bowen married for the second time Nancy Read, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Cornell) Read ...[br][br]
Nathan Bowen's will is dated March 22, 1825, and was probated Feb. 7, 1826. It disposes of large tracts of land in and around Fall River. [br]
The Military record of Nathan Bowen: Private in Captain John Perry's Company. Col. Abial Mitchell's Regiment enlisted July 27, 1780, discharged Oct. 30, 1780 served three mos. 5 days at Rhode Island. Company raised to reinforce Continental Army. Nathan Bowen appears with rank of Private on Muster and Pay Roll of Captain Henry Brightman Co. Colonel Hathaway's Regiment for service at Rhode Island by order of Council July 22, 1780, Enlisted August 3, 1780. Time of service - 4 days - Residence Freetown. Vol. 1. p. 110. Mass. Soldiers & Sailors."


Hannah Cook

1Bowen, Fanny Corey & Bowen, Joseph Whitney, Bowen, The Descendants of John Bowen, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986, p.9, US/CAN Film 1321114 Item 2. Original Published (Fall River, Mass.) J.W. Bowen 1941, 182 p. "... was married by John Bowen, Justice, November 11, 1762 to Hannah Cook, daughter of John and Martha (Wood) Cook. ... He resided in Fall River.  He was Selectman of Freetown 1780-1781-1794 and of Fall River 1805 and 1808. Nathan Bowen married for the second time Nancy Read, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Cornell) Read ...[br][br]
Nathan Bowen's will is dated March 22, 1825, and was probated Feb. 7, 1826. It disposes of large tracts of land in and around Fall River. [br]
The Military record of Nathan Bowen: Private in Captain John Perry's Company. Col. Abial Mitchell's Regiment enlisted July 27, 1780, discharged Oct. 30, 1780 served three mos. 5 days at Rhode Island. Company raised to reinforce Continental Army. Nathan Bowen appears with rank of Private on Muster and Pay Roll of Captain Henry Brightman Co. Colonel Hathaway's Regiment for service at Rhode Island by order of Council July 22, 1780, Enlisted August 3, 1780. Time of service - 4 days - Residence Freetown. Vol. 1. p. 110. Mass. Soldiers & Sailors."


Nathan Bowen

1Bowen, Fanny Corey & Bowen, Joseph Whitney, Bowen, The Descendants of John Bowen, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986, p.9, US/CAN Film 1321114 Item 2. Original Published (Fall River, Mass.) J.W. Bowen 1941, 182 p. "Died Young."