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From: "Bonnie Weber" <>
Subject: Re: [MAFRANKL] The proverbial Black Hole of my ancestor WilliamKingSr.IV
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:01:20 -0500
Why don't you join NEHGS. All the info is in the MA VR.
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From: "Daniel David Lewis Frommherz"
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Cc: <>; "Daniel David Lewis Frommherz"
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 1:45 AM
Subject: [MAFRANKL] The proverbial Black Hole of my ancestor William
> Folks, some of you are receiving this mail to keep you in the loop others
> I hope can conduct some original research or suggest where I can locate my
> newest direction that research suggests I should now try.
> The online genealogist offered me some suggestions on how to trace William
> King Sr. IV (3. Jonathan King Sr. I; 2. John King Sr. I; William King Sr.
> I). He is my 5th paternal great grandfather and I would really need to
> know who his probable second wife might be. Things that we know for
> Hannah would have been 44 years at the youngest if she was the mother of
> all 4 children born many years after two children were proved to have been
> her biological children.
> What I have proved is false:
> For many years we have gone on the assumption that she might be Mary
> Andrew daughter of Captain Nathaniel and Mary (Higginson) Andrew of Salem,
> Essex, Massachusetts. I have proved that this in incorrect and anyone who
> has used this marriage has simply copied "a padded" manuscript of Rufus
> King of Yonkers and Lucy Dubois Ackerly whom even Mather's warns us of his
> transgressions with the truth. What really happened is that Mary Andrew
> did marry a William King but she did not marry my William King. The
> William King she married is the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Tapley
> Dickenson (Widow Barton) King born in June in 1729 in Salem. Mary and
> William did not ever live anywhere than Salem, Essex. Mary died in June
> 1759 in Salem. William then married a widow with the maiden surname
> Anstiss Williams Crowninshield daughter of John and Anstiss (Williams)
> Crowninshield of Salem, Essex 1760 one year later. She was actually
> married three times and there is a King daughter named Lydia !
> born in 1764. Now that I have established that my William King Sr. IV is
> still deeply embroiled in his Black Hole of mystery I have the following
> new directions to work on in helping to at least follow this man through
> his first marriage and possibly into his second. So here goes:
> It has been suggested that the church is the keeper of a lot of records
> which may help us in our search. If William was married in Salem, Essex,
> Massachusetts as most of the records suggest then his first known wife is
> Hannah Mitchel daughter of Andrew and Hannah (Ayers) Mitchel Jr. of
> Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. She is bye the bye the older twin to
> Sarah Mitchel and 12 younger siblings. Sarah is the wife of Obadiah
> Belknap this couple named their first child William therefore I believe
> that even though they removed to New Hampshire they must have maintained
> some contact between sisters. The suggestion that I contact the churches
> to trace his membership seems reasonable. I have two possibilities and
> the wording is something like this:
> First the original church records for the moving of your ancestor. If he
> did leave a church the mention of "our brother --- is moving to ________
> ?? ___to settle with the church there".
> Second when he arrived at the new village something on the order of his
> acceptance would say: the joining of a new church member would say
> "Brother -King- joined us by a letter of recommendation from the parish
> of ----".
> Suggestions anyone? Is there a comprehensive index that I could
> Owner: Up River Farm
> Registered Guernseys of Distinction
> Home of:
> SNIDERS VALORS ASHLYN ET (EX - 90)
> COYOTE RUN JESUS JEWELL (VG - 87)
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