Shirley Bates

b. 24 August 1929, d. 17 August 2013
     Shirley Bates was born on 24 August 1929 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT. She married Arthur Earl Holcombe, son of Jay Bidwell Holcombe and Lucy Elinor Studle, on 1 November 1973 at Reno, Washoe Co., NV. Shirley Bates died on 17 August 2013 at Yreka, Siskiyou Co., CA, at age 83. She was buried at Henley and Hornbrook Cemetery, Hornbrook, Siskiyou Co., CA.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Shirlee H. Holcomb (24 Aug 1929–17 Aug 2013). Memorial no. 122319239, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122319239, accessed 1 Jul 2022, citing Henley and Hornbrook Cemetery, Hornbrook, Siskiyou County, California, USA; Maintained by: Joy Renee Smith (contributor 47974352).

Erwin Holcombe

b. 1851, d. 1861
     Erwin Holcombe was born in 1851 at MI.1 He was the son of Justin Holcombe and Henrietta Aylsworth. Erwin Holcombe died in 1861.2

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census,, On-line Database.
  2. [S25] Hannah Elizabeth Weir McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, pagae 196.1, item A-8-1-1-6-1-6-5.

Daniel E. Holcombe

b. 10 January 1861, d. 19 August 1926
     Daniel E. Holcombe was born on 10 January 1861 at MI. He was the son of Justin Holcombe and Henrietta Aylsworth.1 Daniel E. Holcombe married Laura Emma White on 27 September 1885 at MI. Daniel E. Holcombe died on 19 August 1926 at York, Washtenaw Co., MI, at age 65.2

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah Elizabeth Weir McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, pagae 196.1, item A-8-1-1-6-1-6-5.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Daniel E. Holcomb (1861–1926). Memorial no. 25743333, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25743333, accessed 5 Jul 2022, citing York Cemetery, Milan, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA; Maintained by: Angela Peters (contributor 46867975).

Elsa Holcombe1

b. 1854, d. 1932
     Elsa Holcombe was born in 1854. She was the daughter of Justin Holcombe and Henrietta Aylsworth.2 Elsa Holcombe was also known as Elsie Holcombe. She died in 1932.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah Elizabeth Weir McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 196.1, item A-8-1-1-6-1-6-5.
  2. [S25] Hannah Elizabeth Weir McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, pagae 196.1, item A-8-1-1-6-1-6-5.

Laura Emma White

b. 17 April 1862, d. 27 April 1925
     Laura Emma White was born on 17 April 1862 at Hamlington Co., IN. She married Daniel E. Holcombe, son of Justin Holcombe and Henrietta Aylsworth, on 27 September 1885 at MI. Laura Emma White died on 27 April 1925 at York, Washtenaw Co., MI, at age 63.

Laverne J. Holcombe

b. 9 July 1865, d. September 1867
     Laverne J. Holcombe was born on 9 July 1865 at Milan, Washtenaw Co., MI. He was the son of Justin Holcombe and Henrietta Aylsworth. Laverne J. Holcombe was also known as Vern Holcombe. He died in September 1867 at Lenawee Co., MI, at age 2; of "fits".

Alvin Holcombe

b. 21 November 1851, d. 14 February 1914
     Alvin Holcombe was born on 21 November 1851 at MI. He was the son of Seymour Holcombe and Ann (?) Alvin Holcombe died on 14 February 1914 at Milan, Monroe Co., MI, at age 62.

Sarah Fraser

b. circa 1853, d. 1923
     Sarah Fraser was born circa 1853 at Milan, Monroe Co., MI. She married Albert Newell Holcombe, son of Seymour Holcombe and Ann (?), on 9 April 1871 at London, Monroe Co., MI. Sarah Fraser died in 1923 at MI.

Mary L. Culver1

b. 23 February 1833, d. 16 July 1916
     Mary L. Culver was born on 23 February 1833.1 She married Ansel A. Holcombe, son of Horace Porter Holcombe and Candace Roberts, on 18 March 1855 at Washtenaw Co., MI.1 Mary L. Culver died on 16 July 1916 at age 83.1

Children of Mary L. Culver and Ansel A. Holcombe

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah Elizabeth Weir McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 196.1, item A-8-1-1-6-1-6-7.
  2. [S25] Hannah Elizabeth Weir McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 196.1, item A-8-1-1-6-1-6-7-2.

Etta Holcombe

d. 4 October 1863
     Etta Holcombe was born at near Mooreville, Monroe Co., MI. She was the daughter of Ansel A. Holcombe and Mary L. Culver. Etta Holcombe died on 4 October 1863.

Frank E. Holcombe1

b. 23 October 1859
     Frank E. Holcombe was born on 23 October 1859 at near Mooreville, Monroe Co., MI.1 He was the son of Ansel A. Holcombe and Mary L. Culver.1 Frank E. Holcombe married Hattie A. Kanouse on 14 March 1881 at MI.

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah Elizabeth Weir McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, page 196.1, item A-8-1-1-6-1-6-7-2.

Hattie A. Kanouse

b. 1861, d. 27 September 1946
     Hattie A. Kanouse was born in 1861 at MI. She married Frank E. Holcombe, son of Ansel A. Holcombe and Mary L. Culver, on 14 March 1881 at MI. Hattie A. Kanouse died on 27 September 1946 at Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.

Zenas Noble

b. 30 November 1743, d. 31 March 1813
     Zenas Noble was born on 30 November 1743 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 He was the son of Noah Noble and Sarah Barber. Zenas Noble married Hannah Jones on 22 April 1769.2 Zenas Noble married Margaret Noble, daughter of Israel Noble and Elizabeth Miller, in November 1791.2 Zenas Noble died on 31 March 1813 at Washington, Berkshire Co., MA, at age 69.

Zenas was a blacksmith, and as early as 1769, removed to Pittsfield, Mass., and thence, as early as 1771, to Washington, Mass. In the later town, he for may years kept a public house. He was, in 1788, a delagte from Washington to the Massachusetts Constitutional convention. Administration on his estate was granted to his son William, Apr. 6, 1813, and the estate was appraised at $3,241.08.3

Child of Zenas Noble and Hannah Jones

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, pages 509, 515.
  2. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 515.
  3. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble.
  4. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 538.

Hannah Jones

b. 12 December 1747, d. January 1791
     Hannah Jones was born on 12 December 1747 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 She married Zenas Noble, son of Noah Noble and Sarah Barber, on 22 April 1769.1 Hannah Jones died in January 1791 at age 43.1

Child of Hannah Jones and Zenas Noble

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 515.
  2. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 538.

Margaret Noble1

b. 21 October 1746, d. 25 May 1838
     Margaret Noble was born on 21 October 1746 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Israel Noble and Elizabeth Miller.2 Margaret Noble married Zenas Noble, son of Noah Noble and Sarah Barber, in November 1791.1 Margaret Noble died on 25 May 1838 at Huron, Wayne Co., NY, at age 91.1

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 515.
  2. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 193.

Elizabeth Miller1

b. 12 March 1707, d. 17 June 1799
     Elizabeth Miller was born on 12 March 1707 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 She married Israel Noble, son of Dea. Thomas Noble and Elizabeth Dewey, on 10 May 1739.1 Elizabeth Miller died on 17 June 1799 at Hartford, VT, at age 92.1

Child of Elizabeth Miller and Israel Noble

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 193.

William Noble1

b. 2 February 1778, d. 11 May 1869
     William Noble was born on 2 February 1778 at Washington, Berkshire Co., MA.1 He was the son of Zenas Noble and Hannah Jones.1 William Noble married Mary Smith in September 1800.1 William Noble died on 11 May 1869 at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA, at age 91.1 He was buried at Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.2

Child of William Noble and Mary Smith

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 538.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for William Noble (2 Feb 1778–11 May 1868). Memorial no. 150013411, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150013411, accessed 10 Jul 2022, citing Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: William Herrick (contributor 47354460).

Mary Smith1

b. circa 1779, d. 9 June 1847
     Mary Smith was born circa 1779 at Washington, Berkshire Co., MA.1 She married William Noble, son of Zenas Noble and Hannah Jones, in September 1800.1 Mary Smith died on 9 June 1847 at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.1

Child of Mary Smith and William Noble

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 538.

James Noble

b. 28 November 1809, d. 7 October 1896
     James Noble was born on 28 November 1809 at Washingnton, Berkshire Co., MA.1 He was the son of William Noble and Mary Smith. James Noble married Asenath Smith Martin on 2 April 1832 at Middlefield, Hampshire Co., MA.2 James Noble married Eliza Ann Smith on 4 September 1839.2 James Noble died on 7 October 1896 at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA, at age 86.3 He was buried at Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.3

Child of James Noble and Asenath Smith Martin

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 538.
  2. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 559.
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for James Noble (1809–7 Oct 1896). Memorial no. 213471179, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/213471179, accessed 10 Jul 2022, citing Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: James Bianco (contributor 47745493).

Asenath Smith Martin1

b. 13 May 1810, d. 29 September 1837
     Asenath Smith Martin was born on 13 May 1810 at Washington, Berkshire Co., MA.1 She married James Noble, son of William Noble and Mary Smith, on 2 April 1832 at Middlefield, Hampshire Co., MA.1 Asenath Smith Martin died on 29 September 1837 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 27.1

Child of Asenath Smith Martin and James Noble

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 559.

Eliza Ann Smith1

b. 4 April 1817
     Eliza Ann Smith was born on 4 April 1817 at Groton, New London Co., CT.1 She married James Noble, son of William Noble and Mary Smith, on 4 September 1839.1

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 559.

James Martin Noble

b. 30 November 1834, d. 17 December 1919
     James Martin Noble was born on 30 November 1834 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of James Noble and Asenath Smith Martin. James Martin Noble married Mary Brewer on 24 April 1862.1 James Martin Noble died on 17 December 1919 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 85.

Child of James Martin Noble and Mary Brewer

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 559.

Mary Brewer1

b. 13 August 1840, d. 3 June 1919
     Mary Brewer was born on 13 August 1840 at Manchester, Hartford Co., CT.1 She married James Martin Noble, son of James Noble and Asenath Smith Martin, on 24 April 1862.1 Mary Brewer died on 3 June 1919 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 78.

Child of Mary Brewer and James Martin Noble

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 559.

William Brewer Noble

b. 18 February 1863, d. 30 April 1937
     William Brewer Noble was born on 18 February 1863 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of James Martin Noble and Mary Brewer. William Brewer Noble married Nettie Brewster Sherman in 1887. William Brewer Noble died on 30 April 1937 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 74.2 He was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.2

Child of William Brewer Noble and Nettie Brewster Sherman

Citations

  1. [S325] Lucius M. Boltwood, Thomas Noble, page 560.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for William B Noble (1863–30 Apr 1937). Memorial no. 152984895, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/152984895, accessed 10 Jul 2022, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: C Greer (contributor 47180683).

Nettie Brewster Sherman

b. 7 October 1866, d. 22 May 1928
     Nettie Brewster Sherman was born on 7 October 1866 at Norwich, New London Co., CT. She married William Brewer Noble, son of James Martin Noble and Mary Brewer, in 1887. Nettie Brewster Sherman died on 22 May 1928 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 61.

Child of Nettie Brewster Sherman and William Brewer Noble

Raymond George Noble

b. 13 June 1896, d. 20 September 1981
     Raymond George Noble was born on 13 June 1896 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of William Brewer Noble and Nettie Brewster Sherman. Raymond George Noble married Emma Marie Arlt on 27 September 1919 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Raymond George Noble died on 20 September 1981 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 85.2 He was buried on 22 September 1981 at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.2

Child of Raymond George Noble and Emma Marie Arlt

Citations

  1. [S596] Ancestry.com.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Raymond G Noble (13 Jun 1896–20 Sep 1981). Memorial no. 189862878, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189862878, accessed 10 Jul 2022, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: Joan I (contributor 48441651).

Emma Marie Arlt

b. 10 April 1898, d. 8 March 1989
     Emma Marie Arlt was born on 10 April 1898 at Manchester, Hartford Co., CT. She married Raymond George Noble, son of William Brewer Noble and Nettie Brewster Sherman, on 27 September 1919 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. Emma Marie Arlt died on 8 March 1989 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 90.

Child of Emma Marie Arlt and Raymond George Noble

Robert J. Noble

b. 26 June 1935, d. 4 July 2022
     Robert J. Noble was born on 26 June 1935 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Raymond George Noble and Emma Marie Arlt. Robert J. Noble died on 4 July 2022 at Broad Brook, Hartford Co., CT, at age 87.

From the Hartford Courant, 9 July 2022:

Robert J. Noble Sr., 87, of Broad Brook, beloved husband of Joyce (Phillips) Noble died peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2022, at home, surrounded by his family.

Robert was born on June 26, 1935, in East Hartford, CT, son of the late Raymond and Emma (Arlt) Noble. Robert grew up in East Hartford and graduated from Hartford Technical High School where he learned to be a woodworker. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Upon returning from the service, he went to work for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford and retired as a supervisor after many years of service. He also owned and operated R & J Woodworking where he worked as a wood craftsman taking his business to craft shows and fairs all over New England.

Robert loved to spend time in Newport, RI. He loved to ski in his younger years and was the president of the East Hartford Ski Club. He enjoyed BINGO, NASCAR, morning coffee at DD, and most importantly spending time with his family. Along with his wife Joyce of over 54 years, he leaves children, Scott Noble of Enfield, Laura (Noble) Reed and her husband Alfred of Windsor, Robert J. Noble Jr. of Broad Brook, and Robin N. Hankard and her husband Timothy of South Windsor; his grandchildren, Brian Von Deck and Abbey Von Deck; two stepsons, Gary Von Deck of Hebron, and Brett Von Deck and his wife Janet of Middletown; and a niece Debbie Johnston of East Hartford and Nephew Craig Johnston of East Hartford. He was predeceased by his siblings, Raymond Noble Jr., William Noble, Marion Noble and Carolyn Johnston. Services are private at the request of his family. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.

Candace Roberts

b. 1796, d. 9 September 1859
     Candace Roberts was born in 1796 at NY. She married Horace Porter Holcombe, son of Micha Holcombe and Hannah Hayes. Candace Roberts died on 9 September 1859.

Child of Candace Roberts and Horace Porter Holcombe

Desire Howland1

b. circa 1625, d. 13 October 1683
     Desire Howland was born circa 1625 at Plymouth Colony, MA.1 She was the daughter of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.1,2 Desire Howland married John Gorham in 1643.2 Desire Howland died on 13 October 1683 at Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.1 She was buried at Cobb's Hill Cemetery East and West, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.1

Child of Desire Howland and John Gorham

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Desire Howland Gorham (1624–13 Oct 1683). Memorial no. 18676934, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18676934, accessed 12 Jul 2022, citing Cobb's Hill Cemetery East and West, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513).
  2. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 16.
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for COL John Gorham Jr. (20 Feb 1651–11 Nov 1715). Memorial no. 9423090, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9423090, accessed 12 Jul 2022, citing Cobb's Hill Cemetery East and West, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: V. Nareen Lake (contributor 46613568).

John Gorham1

b. 1619, d. January 1675/76
     John Gorham was born in 1619 at Benefield, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, England.2 He married Desire Howland, daughter of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, in 1643.1 John Gorham died in January 1675/76 at Swansea, Bristol Co., MA.2 He was buried at Cobb's Hill Cemetery East and West, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.2

From FindAGrave:

John received a land grant in Plymouth on December 18, 1635, and had a partnership with John Rogers at Duxbury in 1638/9. He was a freeman of Duxbury on June 4, 1650. The same year, he built a bridge over the South River.

His age was stated to be 53 years when he was deposed on January 4, 1674/5. In October of 1675, he was captain of a company of militia who fought against the Indians and was wounded during the Great Swamp Fight in Rhode Island dying from fever caused by the wound. His family received a grant of land in Barnstable for his service. In 1760, the town was incorporated under the name Gorham in honor of Capt. John.

From "The History of Gorham, Maine" first published and written by McLellan in the late 1800s.
The town of Gorham, Maine was named in his honor and first settled by some of his ancestors as well as those descendants of several other soldiers who had fought in King Philip's War. This land area in southern Maine was originally called, "Narragansett #19" referring to those soldiers who had fought in the Narragansett area in Rhode Island and was given to these families as a bounty for the sacrifice of their soldier/ancestors.

He died intestate. Administration granted to the widow and sons, James and John Gorham in 1675/6. The rights of the minor children were ordered to be guarded. Division of the estate was made to the widow, Desire, and children: James, John, Jabez, Mercye, Lydia, Hannah, and Shubal. Fifty pounds was set aside for the education of Shubel and the bond was signed March 9, 1676.

Child of John Gorham and Desire Howland

Citations

  1. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 16.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Capt John Gorham Sr. (28 Jan 1619–5 Feb 1676). Memorial no. 38570795, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38570795, accessed 12 Jul 2022, citing Cobb's Hill Cemetery East and West, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: V. Nareen Lake (contributor 46613568).
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for COL John Gorham Jr. (20 Feb 1651–11 Nov 1715). Memorial no. 9423090, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9423090, accessed 12 Jul 2022, citing Cobb's Hill Cemetery East and West, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: V. Nareen Lake (contributor 46613568).

John Gorham Jr.1

b. 1651, d. 11 November 1716
     John Gorham Jr. was born in 1651 at MA.1 He was the son of John Gorham and Desire Howland.1 John Gorham Jr. married Mary Otis on 24 February 1674 at Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.2 John Gorham Jr. died on 11 November 1716 at Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.1 He was buried at Cobb's Hill Cemetery East and West, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.1

Child of John Gorham Jr. and Mary Otis

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for COL John Gorham Jr. (20 Feb 1651–11 Nov 1715). Memorial no. 9423090, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9423090, accessed 12 Jul 2022, citing Cobb's Hill Cemetery East and West, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: V. Nareen Lake (contributor 46613568).
  2. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 16.
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Stephen Gorham (23 Jun 1683–Sep 1743). Memorial no. 102001490, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102001490, accessed 12 Jul 2022, citing Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by: D C (contributor 47202219).

Mary Otis

b. 14 March 1654, d. 1 April 1733
     Mary Otis was born on 14 March 1654 at Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA. She married John Gorham Jr., son of John Gorham and Desire Howland, on 24 February 1674 at Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.1 Mary Otis died on 1 April 1733 at Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA, at age 79.

Child of Mary Otis and John Gorham Jr.

Citations

  1. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 16.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Stephen Gorham (23 Jun 1683–Sep 1743). Memorial no. 102001490, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102001490, accessed 12 Jul 2022, citing Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by: D C (contributor 47202219).

Stephen Gorham1

b. 23 June 1683, d. September 1743
     Stephen Gorham was born on 23 June 1683 at Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.1 He was the son of John Gorham Jr. and Mary Otis.1 Stephen Gorham married Elizabeth Gardner on 25 December 1703 at Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA.2 Stephen Gorham died in September 1743 at Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA, at age 60.1

Child of Stephen Gorham and Elizabeth Gardner

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Stephen Gorham (23 Jun 1683–Sep 1743). Memorial no. 102001490, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102001490, accessed 12 Jul 2022, citing Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by: D C (contributor 47202219).
  2. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 16.

Elizabeth Gardner

b. 1684, d. 22 July 1763
     Elizabeth Gardner was born in 1684 at Barnstable Co., MA. She married Stephen Gorham, son of John Gorham Jr. and Mary Otis, on 25 December 1703 at Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA.1 Elizabeth Gardner died on 22 July 1763 at Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA.

Child of Elizabeth Gardner and Stephen Gorham

Citations

  1. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 16.

Nathaniel Gorham

b. 3 May 1709, d. 24 December 1761
     Nathaniel Gorham was born on 3 May 1709 at Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA. He was the son of Stephen Gorham and Elizabeth Gardner. Nathaniel Gorham married Mary Soley in 1736. Nathaniel Gorham died on 24 December 1761 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, at age 52.

Child of Nathaniel Gorham and Mary Soley

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Nathaniel Gorham (27 May 1738–11 Jun 1796). Memorial no. 4713, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4713, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Phipps Street Burying Ground, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Find a Grave.

Mary Soley

b. 1717, d. 1800
     Mary Soley was born in 1717. She married Nathaniel Gorham, son of Stephen Gorham and Elizabeth Gardner, in 1736. Mary Soley died in 1800.

Child of Mary Soley and Nathaniel Gorham

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Nathaniel Gorham (27 May 1738–11 Jun 1796). Memorial no. 4713, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4713, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Phipps Street Burying Ground, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Find a Grave.

Nathaniel Gorham1

b. 27 May 1738, d. 11 June 1796
     Nathaniel Gorham was born on 27 May 1738 at Charlestown, Middlesex (now Suffolk) Co., MA.1 He was the son of Nathaniel Gorham and Mary Soley.1 Nathaniel Gorham married Rebecca Call in 1763 at MA. Nathaniel Gorham died on 11 June 1796 at Charlestown, Middlesex (now Suffolk) Co., MA, at age 58.1 He was buried at Phipps Street Burial Ground, Charlestown, Suffolk, MA.1

From FindAGrave:

Signer of US Constitution. He was a self-made real estate magnate whose extensive contributions at the US Constitutional Convention helped shape much of America's guiding principles.

Born in Massachusetts, he received little formal education before being sent as an apprentice, at the age of fifteen, to a Connecticut businessman. In 1759 he returned to his hometown of Charlestown, Massachusetts where he established a successful business and became a public notary. In 1771 he was elected to the provincial legislature and served until 1775. He believed strongly in American independence. He sat on the Board of War from 1778 to 1781 and became famous for his organizational and management skills because of the way he helped manage the logistics and manpower of the Massachusetts military. His efforts were rewarded as he was elected to both houses of his new state's legislature and served at the Massachusetts constitutional convention. In 1782 he was sent to represent his state in the Continental Congress. He served from 1782 to 1783, from 1786 to 1787 and again in 1789. He was president of the Congress from 1786 to 1787. In 1787 he was selected to represent Massachusetts at the US Constitutional Convention. He took an active role in the convention serving on the "Committee of Detail" and serving as Chairman of the "Committee for the Whole" and for several months as assistant President to the Convention when George Washington was unable to attend. He campaigned for a strong central government that could regulate the use of paper money and interstate commerce while promoting international trade. He fought for long terms for senators and presidents, sought to give the Congress wide powers while favoring the concept of the President appointing federal judges. In spite of his passionate work on behalf of his new nation he believed it would prove unsuccessful and that the nation was too large and diverse to remain as one. In 1788 he entered into a land deal involving six million acres in western New York. The venture did not work out and he and his partners were unable to fulfill their financial obligations leaving him in financial ruin and causing him to lose his political popularity. However, even though he had no legal training, he was appointed a state judge and sat on the bench from 1788 until he resigned in 1796. He died in his hometown at the age of fifty-eight.

Child of Nathaniel Gorham and Rebecca Call

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Nathaniel Gorham (27 May 1738–11 Jun 1796). Memorial no. 4713, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4713, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Phipps Street Burying Ground, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Find a Grave.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Ann Gorham Brooks (21 Feb 1771–21 Feb 1830). Memorial no. 4713, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4713, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: BobBoston (contributor 46926159).
  3. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 127.

Rebecca Call

b. 14 May 1744, d. 18 November 1812
     Rebecca Call was born on 14 May 1744 at Charlestown, Middlesex (now Suffolk) Co., MA. She married Nathaniel Gorham, son of Nathaniel Gorham and Mary Soley, in 1763 at MA. Rebecca Call died on 18 November 1812 at Charlestown, Middlesex (now Suffolk) Co., MA, at age 68.

Child of Rebecca Call and Nathaniel Gorham

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Ann Gorham Brooks (21 Feb 1771–21 Feb 1830). Memorial no. 4713, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4713, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: BobBoston (contributor 46926159).

Anne Gorham1

b. 21 February 1771, d. 21 February 1830
     Anne Gorham was born on 21 February 1771 at Medford, Middlesex Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Nathaniel Gorham and Rebecca Call.1,2 Anne Gorham married Peter Chardon Brooks on 26 November 1792 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.2 Anne Gorham died on 21 February 1830 at Medford, Middlesex Co., MA, at age 59.1

Child of Anne Gorham and Peter Chardon Brooks

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Ann Gorham Brooks (21 Feb 1771–21 Feb 1830). Memorial no. 4713, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4713, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: BobBoston (contributor 46926159).
  2. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 127.
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Gorham Brooks (10 Feb 1795–10 Sep 1855). Memorial no. 58575595, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58575595, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Ace (contributor 49862805).

Peter Chardon Brooks

b. 6 January 1767, d. 1 January 1849
     Peter Chardon Brooks was born on 6 January 1767 at North Yarmouth, Cumberland Co., ME.1 He married Anne Gorham, daughter of Nathaniel Gorham and Rebecca Call, on 26 November 1792 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.2 Peter Chardon Brooks died on 1 January 1849 at Medford, Middlesex Co., MA, at age 81.1 He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex Co., MA.

In 1769, the family moved toMedford, Massachusetts, his father's native town, where Brooks boyhood was spent working on the family farm.

After his father's death, in 1781, he was apprenticed to a trade in Boston, walking to the city, a distance of seven miles, every day.

In 1789, he engaged in the business ofmarine insurance, often for ships involved in the kidnapping and sale of African people through the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and accumulated a large fortune.[6]He kept with his own hand very accurate accounts, a rare thing in those days, and made it a rule never to borrow money, never to engage in speculation of any kind, and never to take more than the legal rate of interest. He retired from business in 1803, and, until 1806, devoted himself to the settlement of all the risks in which he was interested.

He then accepted the presidency of the New England Insurance Company, the first chartered company of the kind in the state, and filled the office for several years. In his retirement at Medford he took special pleasure in the cultivation of trees, planting many thousands of them about his farm. He was at different times a member of both branches of the legislature, of the firstBoston City Council, and of theMassachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1820–1821.

While in the legislature, he took a prominent part in suppressing lotteries, which at that time were flourishing in the state. Mr. Brooks gave liberally, and without parade, to many benevolent objects, and, besides this, his private donations for many years exceeded his domestic expenses.

He bequeathed what was believed to be the largest estate in Boston, about two million dollars, to his seven surviving children. He was originally buried at theSalem Street Burying GroundinMedford, Massachusetts, but was later relocated to a family plot in Oak Grove Cemetery, near theBrooks Estatein Medford.

Child of Peter Chardon Brooks and Anne Gorham

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Peter Chardon Brooks (6 Jan 1767–1 Jan 1849). Memorial no. 30266914, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/30266914, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: BobBoston (contributor 46926159).
  2. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 127.
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Gorham Brooks (10 Feb 1795–10 Sep 1855). Memorial no. 58575595, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58575595, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Ace (contributor 49862805).

Gorham Brooks1

b. 1 February 1795, d. 10 September 1855
     Gorham Brooks was born on 1 February 1795 at Medford, Middlesex Co., MA.1 He was the son of Peter Chardon Brooks and Anne Gorham.1 Gorham Brooks married Ellen Shepherd on 1 April 1829 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.2 Gorham Brooks died on 10 September 1855 at Medford, Middlesex Co., MA, at age 60.1 He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex Co., MA.1

Child of Gorham Brooks and Ellen Shepherd

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Gorham Brooks (10 Feb 1795–10 Sep 1855). Memorial no. 58575595, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58575595, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Ace (contributor 49862805).
  2. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 127.
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Shepherd Brooks (23 Jul 1837–21 Feb 1922). Memorial no. 69467160, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69467160, accessed 15 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: BobBoston (contributor 46926159).

Ellen Shepherd

b. 22 August 1809, d. 11 August 1884
     Ellen Shepherd was born on 22 August 1809 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.1 She married Gorham Brooks, son of Peter Chardon Brooks and Anne Gorham, on 1 April 1829 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.2 Ellen Shepherd died on 11 August 1884 at Medford, Middlesex Co., MA, at age 74.1 She was buried on 13 August 1884 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex Co., MA.1

Child of Ellen Shepherd and Gorham Brooks

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Ellen Shepherd Brooks (22 Aug 1809–11 Aug 1884). Memorial no. 58575769, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58575769, accessed 14 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: Plantagenet Princess (contributor 49922906).
  2. [S894] Gary Boyd Roberts, The Mayflower 500, page 127.
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Shepherd Brooks (23 Jul 1837–21 Feb 1922). Memorial no. 69467160, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69467160, accessed 15 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: BobBoston (contributor 46926159).

Shepherd Brooks1

b. 27 July 1837, d. 21 February 1922
     Shepherd Brooks was born on 27 July 1837 at Baltimore, MD.1 He was the son of Gorham Brooks and Ellen Shepherd.1 Shepherd Brooks married Clara Gardner on 10 December 1872 at Medford, Middlesex Co., MA. Shepherd Brooks died on 21 February 1922 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, at age 84.1 He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex Co., MA.1

Child of Shepherd Brooks and Clara Gardner

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Shepherd Brooks (23 Jul 1837–21 Feb 1922). Memorial no. 69467160, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69467160, accessed 15 Jul 2022, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by: BobBoston (contributor 46926159).

Clara Gardner

b. 8 February 1845, d. 29 October 1939
     Clara Gardner was born on 8 February 1845 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. She married Shepherd Brooks, son of Gorham Brooks and Ellen Shepherd, on 10 December 1872 at Medford, Middlesex Co., MA. Clara Gardner died on 29 October 1939 at West Medford, Middlesex Co., MA, at age 94.

Child of Clara Gardner and Shepherd Brooks

Rachel Brooks

b. 5 January 1883, d. 4 April 1970
     Rachel Brooks was born on 5 January 1883 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. She was the daughter of Shepherd Brooks and Clara Gardner. Rachel Brooks married James Jackson on 27 June 1904 at Medford, Middlesex Co., MA. Rachel Brooks died on 4 April 1970 at Westwood, Norfolk Co., MA, at age 87.

Child of Rachel Brooks and James Jackson