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Descendants of John Alden

Generation No. 1


1. JOHN ALDEN was born ca. 1599 in England, and died December 12, 1687 in Duxbury, MA.  He married Priscilla Mullins ca. 16231, daughter of William Mullins and Alice Mullins. She was born ca. 1603.

John Alden appears to have originated from an Alden family residing in Harwich, Essex, England, that was related by marriage to the Mayflower's master Christopher Jones.  John was about 21 years old when he became the cooper, responsible for making and maintaining the storage barrels  for the Mayflower's voyage to America.   Once in Plymouth, he was given the option to stay in America, or return to England; he decided to stay.

At Plymouth, he quickly rose up from his common seaman status to a prominent member of the Colony.  About 1622 or 1623, he married Priscilla, the orphaned daughter of William and Alice Mullins.  They had their first child, Elizabeth, around 1624, and would have nine more children over the next twenty years.  John Alden was one of the earliest freemen in the Colony, and was elected an assistant to the governor and Plymouth Court as early as 1631, and was regularly re-elected throughout the 1630s.  He also became involved in administering the trading activities of the Colony on the Kennebec River, and in 1634 witnessed a trading dispute escalate into a double-killing, as Moses Talbot of Plymouth Colony was shot at point-blank range by trespasser John Hocking, who was then shot and killed when other Plymouth men returned fire.  The Massachusetts Bay Colony took matters into its own hands, and arrested John Alden (even though he was not the one who fired the shot).  Myles Standish was sent by Governor Bradford to obtain Alden's release, which he successfully did.

In his later years, John Alden was on many juries, including even a witch trial--though in Plymouth's case, the jury found the accuser guilty of libel and the alleged witch was allowed to go free.  Plymouth Colony only had two witch trials during its history, and in both cases the accuser was found guilty and punished.


Alden served as Duxbury's deputy to the Plymouth Court throughout the 1640s, and served on several committees, including the Committee on Kennebec Trade, and sat on several Councils of War.  He also served as colony treasurer.  In the 1650s, he build a house at left, in Duxbury, which still stands today.  By the 1660s, Alden's frequent public service, combined with his large family of wife and ten children, began to cause his estate to languish, so the Plymouth Court provided him a number of land grants and cash grants to better provide for his family. 

Excerpts from The Great Migration, NEHS
Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: NEHGS 1995.
Database available online @ancestry.com
John Alden ORIGIN: Southampton
MIGRATION: 1620 on Mayflower
FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth
REMOVES: Duxbury 1632
OCCUPATION: Cooper

BIRTH: About 1599 (deposed aged 83 on 6 July 1682 [MD 3:120]; in his 89th year at death on 12 September 1687 [MD 9:129]; "about eighty-nine years of age" at death on 12 September 1687 [MD 34:49]).

DEATH: Duxbury 12 September 1687 [Sewall 150; MD 9:129, 34:49].
MARRIAGE: Plymouth about 1623 PRISCILLA MULLINS, daughter of WILLIAM MULLINS; she died after 1651, when she is mentioned in Bradford's summary of Mayflower passengers.
FREEMAN: In "1633" Plymouth list of freemen, among those admitted prior to 1 January 1632/3
 [PCR 1:3]; also in lists dated in or near 1637, 1639 and 1658 (in the latter two listed as of Duxbury) [PCR 1:52, 8:174, 198].

EDUCATION: Although there is no direct evidence for his literary and educational attainments, his extensive public service, including especially his appointments as colony treasurer and to committees on revising the laws, certainly indicates that he must have been well-educated.

OFFICES: "Mr. John Alden Sen[ior]" is in the Duxbury section of the 1643 list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:189].

  LAND & PROPERTY GRANTS:
1623 Plymouth land division grant:  Unknown number of acres as a passenger on the Mayflower  in 1620 [PCR 12:4].
1627 Plymouth cattle division:  Included in company of John Howland, along with wife Priscilla, daughter Elizabeth and son John [PCR 12:10].
25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634:  Assessed £1 4s. in Plymouth tax lists of  [PCR 1:9, 27].
14 March 1635/6, 20 March 1636/7:  Assigned mowing ground for the year,  [PCR 1:40, 56].
06 March 1636/7: "A parcel of land containing a knoll, or a little hill, lying over against Mr. Alden's    land at Blewfish River, is granted by the Court unto the said Mr. John Alden in lieu of a parcel of  land taken from him (next unto Samuel Nash's lands) for public use" [PCR 1:51].
05 February 1637/8:   Granted "certain lands at Green's Harbor,"  [PCR 1:76].
02 July 1638: Granted to Miles Standish and John Alden three hundred acres "on the north side of  the South River,"  [PCR 1:91].
03 September 1638: "A little parcel of land... lying at the southerly side of his lot,"  [PCR 1:95].
03 June 1657:  "Liberty is granted unto Mr. John Alden to look out a portion of land to
accommodate  his sons withall, and to make report thereof unto the Court, that so it may be
confirmed unto him" [PCR 3:120].
13 June 1660: "In regard that Mr. Alden is low in his estate, and occasioned to spend much time at  the courts on the country's occasions, and so hath done this many years, the Court have allowed him a small gratuity, the sum of ten pounds, to be paid by the Treasurer" [PCR 3:195].
07 June 1665: Granted  "a competency of land" at Namasskett,  [PCR 4:95].
04 March 1673/4: Granted one hundred acres at Teticutt,  [PCR 5:141].

In addition to grants of land, John was involved in land purchases and sales.  A description of the land of "Mr. John Aldin,  of Duxbery," is entered under date of 4 December 1637, but with the modern annotation that this is a later entry, and with the internal statement that one of the abuttors was "Philip Delano, deceased," which means that the entry must have been made in 1681 or later; this is immediately followed by an entry for another parcel of land which Alden bought of Edward Hall in 1651 [PCR 1:71, 73].

 In the 1670s, Alden began distributing his land holdings to his surviving sons.  Probate records of his estate  (he did not leave a will) mention no land holdings,  so it must all have been distributed before  his death, which would  account for the smallness of the estate, only £49 17s. 6d.

08 July 1674:  John Alden of Duxbury "for love and natural affection and other valuable causes and considerations" deeded to "David Alden his true and natural son all that his land both meadow and upland that belongs unto him situate or being at or about a place called Rootey Brook within the Township of Middleborough ... excepting only one hundred acres," containing about three hundred acres [PLR 3:330].
01 April 1679: John Alden gave to his son Joseph "all that my share of land... within the township of Bridgewater" [PLR 3:194].
01 January 1684/85:  John Alden Sr. of Duxbury for "that real love and parental affection which I bear to my beloved and dutiful son Jonathan Alden" deeded to him all my upland in Duxbury, for which "see old book of grants and bounds of land anno 1637 folio 137," and all other lands at Duxbury whether granted by court at Plymouth or town of Duxbury [PLR 6:53].
13 January 1686/87:  John Alden Sr. of Duxbury for "that natural love and affection which I bear to my  firstborn and dutiful son John Alden of Boston" deeded him one hundred acres at Pekard Neck alias  Pachague with one-eighth of the meadow belonging to that place, and one hundred acres at Rootey Brook (brother David Alden is to have first right of purchase if John should wish to sell this hundred acres), together with a sixteen shilling purchase being the fifteenth lot, all in Middleborough, and one hundred acres, the first in a division of one thousand acres in Bridgewater [PLR 5:427].
19 August 1687:  John Alden Sr. of Duxbury, cooper, gave to his sons Jonathan and David Alden five acres of salt marsh at Duxbury and "my whole proportion in the Major's Purchase commonly so-called being the thirty-fifth part of said purchase" [MD 9:145, citing PLR 4:65].
                 ~~~~~~~

John Alden died in 1687 at the age of 89, one of the last surviving Mayflower passengers. The inventory of his estate was taken on 31 October 1687 by Jonathan Alden, and totalled £49 17s. 6d., all movables. On 13 June 1688 the heirs of John Alden Sr. of Duxbury signed a release in favor of Jonathan Alden, stating that they had received their portion of the estate; those signing were Alexander Standish (in the right of his wife Sarah deceased), John Bass (in  the right of his wife Ruth deceased), Mary Alden, Thomas Delano, John Alden, Joseph Alden, David  Alden, Priscilla Alden and William Pabodie [PPR 1:10, 16; MD 3:10].

Plymouth County Probate Records, Volume 1, pages 10 and 16.
INVENTORY £ s d   (Taken October 31, 1687
 
Neate Cattell sheep Swine & one horse  13
one Table one forme one Carpit one Cubert & coubert Cloth  
2 Chaires  5 . .
bedsteds Chests & boxes  15
Andirons pot hookes and hangers . . . 8 6
pots Tongs one quort kettle . .  10
by brass ware .  . I: 11.
by 1 ads 1s 6d & saws  7s . . . 8 . 6
by Augurs and Chisells . . .  5 . .
by wedges 5s to Coupers tooles  l£ 2s . 17 . .
one Carpenters Joynters . . .  1 .6
Cart boults Cleavie Exseta . .  13 . .
driping pan & gridirons . . .  5 . .
by puter ware 1 pound 12s by old Iron  3s . 1 15 . .
by 2 old guns . .  11
by Table linen & other linen .  . 1 . 12 .
To beding .. . 5 : 12 
One Spitt Is 6d & baggs  2s .. . 3 . 6
one mortising axe . . .  1 . .
marking Iron a Case of trenchers with other things . . . .  7 .
hamen and winch exse . . .  2 . 6
by one goume and a bitt of linnin Cloth . . . 7 . .
by one horse bridle and Saddle liberary and Cash and weareing Clothes  18 .9 
by other old lumber .  5

Included in the final statements of settlement, was this charming statement by  John Alden's son Jonathan:

Before Nathaniel Thomas Esqr Judge of the Inferior Court of Common
Pleas
the 8th day of November 1687 Leiut Jonathan Alden made oath that
this is a
true Inventory of the Estate of his father Mr John "Alden deceased
 soe farr
as he knoweth & when he knoweth more he will discover the same".

John and Priscilla Alden probably have the largest number of descendants
of any Mayflower passenger.   They are ancestors to Presidents John Adams
and John Quincy Adams, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Vice President
Dan Quayle . . . . and my grandmother,  Inez Maud Estabrook, born of Canadian parents, George  Estabrook and Sarah "Sadie" Sipprell.   


 Children of JOHN ALDEN and PRISCILLA MULLINS
with excerpts from  Robert Charles Anderson.
The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633
, vols. 1-3.

 Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society,

  i.    ELIZABETH2 ALDEN, b. Bet. 1623 - 1625, Plymouth, MA4; d. 31 May 1717,
         Little Compton, RI5; m. WILLIAM PABODIE, December 1644, Plymouth, MA;
         b. ca. 1620.  she d. Little Compton 31 May 1717 [LCVR 143], "a. 92" [Boston
         News-Letter]. (Her tombstone at
  Little Compton gives her age at death as "in the
         94th year of her age," but as the current
  monument  was erected in 1882, this may
         not have been on the original stone.)


  ii.  JOHN ALDEN6,7, b. Aft. 22 May 1627, Plymouth, MA7; d. 1696;  m. Boston 1 April 1660
       "Elizabeth  Everill, widow, relict of Abiell Everill, deceased" (although the correct date
        should  prob. be 1659, as a child was born to John and Elizabeth Alden 17 Dec 1659
        [BVR   69], and in the original form of the vital records, given in the second of the
        following  citations but not in the first, this record is
imbedded among others for 1659) [BVR
        76; NEHGR 18:333; but see NEHGR 52:162 and  Munsey-Hopkins 55, which interpret
        the 1659
  birth record to imply that John Alden had had an earlier wife, also named
         Elizabeth]; she was born before
1640, daughter of William Phillips, and m. Boston
         6 July 1655 Abiel Everill [BVR 52]; John
Alden d. 14 March 1701/2 [Sewall 463]


2 iii. JOSEPH ALDEN, b. Aft. 22 May 1627, Massachusetts; d. 08 Feb. 1696/97,
        
Bridgewater, MA.
   m. by about 1660 Mary Simons, daughter of MOSES and SARAH
         SIMONS or SIMONSON .
  [MD 31:60].

  iv.    PRISCILLA ALDEN, b. ca. 16308.   Living unm. in 1688 [PPR 1:16].

  v.    JONATHAN ALDEN9, b. ca. 163210,11; d. 14 February 1696/97, Duxbury, MA12,13;
          "in the 65 year of his age" [MD 9:159; NEHGR 52:365]. (The date on the tombstone is
          14
  February 1697, but the double-dating problem is resolved by the probate papers,
          as
  administration on the  estate was granted on 8 March 1696/7 [MD 6:174-78].)   He
          m.
Duxbury  10 December 1672  Abigail  Hallett.

  vi.    SARAH ALDEN13, b. ca. 163414; d. Bef. 13 June 168815;  m. ALEXANDER
          STANDISH,  ca. 1660. 
  Date of her birth also reported as  Aft. 22 May 162716,17
               
  vii.   RUTH ALDEN18,19, b. ca. 163519; d. 12 October 1674, Braintree19;

 
viii.   MARY ALDEN19, b. ca. 163820,21.

   ix.   REBECCA ALDEN21, b. Bef. 164022,23; ; m. THOMAS DELANO'

         Subject of unfounded rumor that she was "with child," 1 October 1661 [PCR 4:7];
          m. in 1667,  before 30 Oct, Thomas Delano [PCR 4:168, 8:122; NEHGR 102:83, 86].

Thomas Delano was fined for "haveing carnall coppulation" with his wife (Rebecca, daughter of  John Alden)  before marriage.  The Delano Genealogy has the child of that relationship  born  the same day his father was being sentenced (official records show  that this son died on 5 April 1738 in his seventy-first year, and thus  born ca 1667). The parents obviously
felt the shame of their situation, for they named him Benoni, a Hebrew name  meaning "child of
sorrow," more commonly used by N.E. colonists for a son whose mother died at his birth.
(Ref: Stratton, Eugene Aubrey, FASG. Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691.)
         
  x.    DAVID ALDEN, b. ca. 164224; m. MARY SOUTHWORTH.  by 1674 Mary Southworth,
        dau. of
CONSTANT SOUTHWORTH and Elizabeth Collier (in his will, dated 27 February
        1678, Constant
Southworth bequeathed to daughter Mary Alden [PCPR 4:1:18-20]).


                       Note:  Only our direct-line ancestors are forwarded to the next generation.

                                  
Generation No. 2

2.  JOSEPH2 ALDEN (JOHN1)25 was born Aft. 22 May 1627 in Massachusetts, and died 08 February 1696/97 in Bridgewater, MA.  He married (1) MARY SIMMONS ca. 166526, daughter of MOSES SIMMONS.    He married (2) HANNAH DUNHAM (UNVERIFIED) ca. 166526,27
Notes for JOSEPH ALDEN:

JOSEPH, b. about 1627 (in list of men able to bear arms in 1643, and therefore at least 16 ); m. ca. 1660 Mary Simons, daughter of MOSES SIMONS or SIMONSON and Sarah _____ [MD 31:60].

On 1 April 1679 John Alden gave to his son Joseph "all that my share of land... within the township of Bridgewater" [Plymouth Land Record Deeds (PLR) 3:194].

   
Children of JOSEPH ALDEN and MARY SIMMONS are:27
         i.    SARAH3 ALDEN, b. ca. 1665.
        ii.    ISAAC ALDEN, b. 1666; d. 1727.
       iii.    JOSEPH ALDEN, DEACON, b. 1667; d. 1747.
       iv.     HOPESTILL ALDEN, b. 1668; d. 1753.
        v.    JOHN ALDEN, b. 1675; d. 1730.
       vi.     ELIZABETH ALDEN, b. 1678; d. 1705.
3.    vii.    MERCY ALDEN, b. ca. 1668.

   
Child of JOSEPH ALDEN and "HANNAH"  (unverified):
    viii.    MERCY3 ALDEN, b. ca. 167027; d. Aft. 1727.



                                                  Generation No. 3

3.  MERCY3 ALDEN (JOSEPH2, JOHN1) was born ca. 1668.  She married JOHN BURRELL26 July 1688 in Taunton, Bristol, MA28.  He was born ca. 1668 in Taunton, Bristol, MA, and died 16 November 1731 in Weymouth, MA.
  
Child of MERCY ALDEN and JOHN BURRELL is:
4.    i.    JOHN4 BURRELL, CAPT.




                                         Generation No. 4

4.  JOHN4 BURRELL, CAPT. (MERCY3,JOSEPH2, JOHN1) was born 19 February 1693/94 in Weymouth,
Norfolk, MA28,29,30 and died 16 January 1754 in Abington, Plymouth, MA.31.  He married Mary Humphrey31
on 08 January 1716/17 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA31,32.  She was born 20 March 1697/98 in Hingham and died Aft. 14 August 1766 in Weymouth,Norfolk, MA33.


Children of JOHN BURRELL and MARY HUMPHREY are:
5.    i.    JOHN5 BURRELL, SGT., b. 30 November 1717, Weymouth, Norfolk,MA.
      ii.    JOSEPH BURRELL, b. 24 Sept 1719, Weymouth, MA; d. 26 July 1798, Weymouth.
      iii.    ABRAHAM BURRELL, b. 26 September 1721.
      iv.    HUMPHREY BURRELL, b. 20 December 1723, Weymouth. d. 25 October 1756,
              Lake George, Warren Co. NY.
       v.    MARY BURRELL, b. ca. 1725.
      vi.    THOMAS BURRELL, b. 04 March 1729/30.



                                                    Generation No. 5

5.  JOHN5 BURRELL, SGT.
(JOHN4, MERCY3 ALDEN, JOSEPH2, JOHN1) was born 30 November 1717 in Weymouth, Norfolk,MA.  He married ANNA VINTON 15 May 1740 in Weymouth, MA.  She was born 07 September 1718 in Braintree, MA, and died ca. 1799.
   
Children of JOHN BURRELL and ANNA VINTON are:
       i.    ANNA6 BURRELL, b. 1743, Abington, MA; d. 29 January 1830, Sudbury, NB.
      ii.    ELIZABETH BURRELL, b. 07 August 1745.
     iii.    MIRIAM BURRELL, b. 17 March 1748/49.
    iv.     JOHN BURRELL, b. 05 Oct 1752, Abington, MA; d. 11 Sept 1842, Sangerville,
             ME.  Burial: Rural Grove Cemetery, Foxcroft, ME
             He was a soldier during the Revolutionary War.   2nd M. Eleanor CRAIG .
    v.      BELA BURRELL, b. 20 May 1756.  Married Hannah Colemore Apr 27 1776 in
             Georgetown.
22 July 1775 to 31 Dec 1775, Bela served as a private in Capt. James
             Lamonts Company
    vi.     NATHANIEL BURRELL, b. 17 May 1761; married Rachel Springer. Came to
             Georgetown, ME during the Revolution War and enlisted several times in the
             war.     
         
   vii.    ZIBA BURRELL, b. 12 March 1765; d. 02 October 1833, Piscataquis, CO ME.
            Burial: Foxcroft, ME Old Cemetery.    Ziba married  Mary Polly CHASE-Nov 1827'
   First settled in Canaan where he lived on the east side of the River Road and
             made  brick out of  one  of the river claybanks.  He later moved to Dover.

  6.viii.  MARY BURRELL, b. 22 Feb1740/41, Weymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. 29 Nov
            1820,  Maugerville, St John or Lower Wakefield, NB.                                                      


                                 Generation No. 6

6.  MARY6 BURRELL (JOHN5, JOHN4, MERCY3 ALDEN, JOSEPH2, JOHN1) was born 22 February 1740/41 in Weymouth, Plymouth, MA29, and died 29 November 1820 in Maugerville, St John or Lower Wakefield, NB30.  She married JOHN SHAW31 22 November 1759 in Abington, MA31,32,33, son of JOHN SHAW and LYDIA SHAW.  He was born 31 January 1737/38 in Abington, Plymouth, MA, and died 01 July 1814 in Lower Wakefield, Carleton, NB34.

From The Shaw Family of Massachusetts  <eureka@pivot.net>
In 1760, John participated in a six-month long military campaign during the French and Indian War. 
 He served with other (MA) Abingtonians & their mission took them from MA to Fort Western (Maine)  to Halifax, Nova Scotia.   After the war ended, he was among the sixty veterans from the Abington area who petitioned the government for a land grant east of the Penobscot River (in current day Maine), but was denied this request.

 
John moved from Abington, MA to North Yemouth" (Cumberland Co., Maine). . . .
 It is likely that they came to North Yarmouth  with John’s father & his family, where
John helped survey the   Maugerville township in 1762.   

John, Mary and their children came to the Saint John River in 1763 with the first permanent English-speaking settlers.  The Shaw family lived first in the town of Maugerville [pronounced "Major-ville"].  They received their land grant on 31 Oct 1765 from the Nova Scotia government.

During the American Revolution, the elder John SHAW is said to have supported the colonists.  Many of his neighbors knew him as a patriot, but he was known as a rebel to the arriving Loyalists.  It is unknown whether this had an impact on John’s decision to move, but about 1802/1803 he & his family left Oromocto --where they had been living by July 1783--and settled in Old Wakefield.  One source states they moved to Wakefield  "...in 1800 to live with their son Henry A. Shaw, who had come up the river...three years before."

From the Studholm Report
Township of Burton
31. John Shaw, Snr., a rebel. . .  has a wife and 6 children, a log house and about 6 acres of cleared  land. Been in possession about 5 years.
 
32. John Shaw Jr. has a wife but lives with his father, has a house but no land cleared. Claims also some land in New town in consequence of clearing three fourths of an acre of land in that township. Gave intelligence to the rebels at Oak Park that the Kings troops were pursuing them up the river, in consequence of which they escaped.
.

The Wakefield Baptist Church records reveal a little more about the Shaw family in an entry dated Saturday, 22 Feb 1806:

 "The Church Had a Conference the 14th Conference Meeting at Jas Yorke’s where the Greatest Part of the Church Met and most of them Renewed their Covenant and all Enjoyed the Love of God.  John SHAW formerly Deacon of a Congregation Church in Maugerville and Mary Shaw his wife Put themselves under the care and watch of the church...."

In another entry dated Thursday, 4 October 1808:

  "This was the 37 Conference that the Church held John SHAW and Mary SHAW his wife and Jonathan SHAW Put themselves under the Care of the church."



More About JOHN SHAW:
Burial: Old Burying Ground, Lower Wakefield35


Miscellaneous Notes:

(Hayward, LDS) say Mary BURRELL M. John SHAW, 22 Nov 1759, Abington, MA Hayward  clarifies that  "John Adams Vinton records that Mary, daughter of John and Anna (Vinton) Burrell, married Er Cushing of Weymouth, Mass., in 1774 (fifteen years after she married John Shaw, and when she was 33 years old), that they lived in Weymouth, and had children: Warren, b. 9 Dec 1777; Mary, b. 31 Aug 1780; Betsey, b. 5 Dec 1781; and Billey (William), b. 20 March 1784. This is at variance with other sources, and is believed to be incorrect."
 
(Vinton 50) says Mary Burrell M. Er CUSHING of Weymouth, 1774
 
(D. Turner 3) says John SHAW M. Mary BURRELL on 22 November 1759
 
(Roser 46, Hayward, JS) say Mary BURRELL, B. 22 Feb 1741; (Seavey) says she was B. 22 Feb 1741, Weymouth, Plymouth, MA; (LDS) says she was B. 22 Feb 1741, Abington, Plymouth Co., MA
 

 

Hayward (ghayward@nbnet.nb.ca) 6 Feb 2002 E-mail:   Letitia Shaw was a Mayflower descendant. Letitia was a great granddaughter of John and Mary (Burrell) Shaw, and Mary Burrell was descended from John and Priscilla (Mullens) Alden. I have my Mayflower certificate, not as a descendant of Mary Burrell but as a descendant of her sister, Anna Burrell who married Samuel Nevers. Both my wife and I are descendants of John and Mary (Burrell) Shaw, but I have never been able to prove John and Mary's marriage, or the birth of their children and grandchildren in my wife's line.


Children of MARY BURRELL and JOHN SHAW are:
    i.    JOHN7 SHAW, JR., b. 26 January 1761, Abington, MA.
    ii.    ZIBA SHAW, b. 1763.   Burial: Lost at sea.
    iii.    ELIJAH SHAW, b. ca. 176436.
    iv.    DANIEL SHAW, b. Bet. 1765 - 1770, Maugerville, Sunbury, NS (NB);
            d. 12 November 1850, Northhampton, Carleton, NB37.

   7.        v.     ELISHA SHAW, b. 07 May 1771, Maugerville, Sunbury, NB;                                                         d. 15 July 1841, Lower Wakefield, Carleton,NB.
              vi.    HENRY A. SHAW, b. 28 November 1784, Oromocato, N.B.;
                      d. 15 December 1865, Wakefield, Carleton, NB.




Generation No. 7

7.  ELISHA7 SHAW (MARY6 BURRELL, JOHN5, JOHN4, MERCY3 ALDEN, JOSEPH2, JOHN1) was born 07 May 1771 in Maugerville, Sunbury, NB37, and died 15 July 1841 in Lower Wakefield, Carleton,NB.  He married (1) SUSANNAH KENNEY37 06 July 1793 in Fredericton, York, NB37, daughter of ISRAEL KENNEY and SUSANNAH HOOD.  She was born ca. 1776 in Sunbury Co. NB, and died Bet. 1816 - 1818 in Wakefield, NB.  He married (2) ANNA SNOW November 1816.  She was born 19 August 1782 in Nova Scotia (?)38, and died 06 September 1864.

Notes for ELISHA SHAW:
Received a 500 acre land grant in 1802 in Newburg, N.B.  near his brother Daniel.

The Wakefield Baptist Church records:
". . . Brother Elisha Shaw and Sister Susanna Shaw, his wife, joined the Church on Sat. 26 August 1809. . . "

More About ELISHA SHAW:
Burial: Victoria Corner Cemetery39
Note: 15 July 1841, DIed aged 70 yrs, 1 mo. 23 dys at 1 p.m.

Notes for SUSANNAH KENNEY:

When Susannah and Elisha moved upriver, she took with her 12 year old sister, Abigail , who lived with them until 1807 when whe m. Elisha's younger brother, Henry A. Shaw.

Marriage Notes for ELISHA SHAW and ANNA SNOW:

Elisha Shaw & his 2d wife, Anna Snow are buried in Victoria Corner Cemetery.  The graveyard is on the East side of Route 103.  It is on a hill, with a clearing that opens into an old part of the cemetery, near the Saint John River.  The tall and attractive, narrow stone is now lying on the ground.  The inscription reads:

Anna Shaw d. June 21, 1841 ae 14 ys
Elisha Shaw died July 15, 1841 ae 70 yrs
also his wife Anna Sept. 6, 1864 ae 83 yrs

Cyrus M. Shaw whose spirit went to God
on the 7th of June 1902 aged 80 yrs
In memory of Susanna wife of Cyrus M. Shaw
died Jan. 9, 1897 aged 68 yrs & 10 mos

   
Children of ELISHA SHAW and SUSANNAH KENNEY are:
8.    i.    NATHANIEL8 SHAW, b. 16 January 1794, Oromocto, Sunbury, NB; d. 24 July 1847,
             Victoria, Victoria, NB.
      ii.    ELIJAH SHAW, b. 12 August 1796; d. October 1866.
     iii.    JOHN SHAW, b. 1799, Centreville, Carlton, NB; d. 1889, Knoxford, Carleton, NB.
     iv.    JESSE SHAW, b. ca. 1801; d. 11 November 1874.
     v.     SUSANNAH SHAW, b. 06 February 1803, Carlton, NB; d. 05 June 1885, Carlton.
     vi.    ELISHA (DEACON) SHAW, b. 1804, NB; d. 26 November 1881.
    vii.   JAMES BARLOW SHAW, b. 1805, Carlton, NB; d. 20 April 1867, Lower Wakefield,
             Carlton, NB.
    viii.    MARIA SHAW, b. 1807.
     ix.    WILLIAM SHAW, b. 1810; d. 1851.
      x.    PHOEBE SHAW, b. 25 January 1813, Carleton, NB; d. 21 February 1891, NB.
     xi.    RHODA SHAW, b. 1815, Wakefield, NB; m. GEORGE MCGEE; b. ca. 1810.
    xii.    LAVINA SHAW, b. 17 May 1815, NB; d. 27 October 1893, MT.

   
Children of ELISHA SHAW and ANNA SNOW are:
    xiii.    CYRUS8 SHAW, b. 1822.
    xiv.    MARY SHAW, b. 17 July 1819.
    xv.    REUBEN SHAW, b. ca. 1823.
    xvi.    ANNA SHAW, b. Bet. 1826 - 1827.


   

Generation No. 8

8.  NATHANIEL8 SHAW (ELISHA7, MARY6 BURRELL, JOHN5, JOHN4, MERCY3 ALDEN, JOSEPH2, JOHN1)42 was born 16 January 1794 in Oromocto, Sunbury, NB43, and died 24 July 1847 in Victoria, Victoria, NB.  He married PHOEBE ACHERSON 31 October 1815 in Wakefield, NB, daughter of JACOB ACHERSON.  She was born May 1799 in NB, and died 14 September 1872 in Victoria, NB44.
More About NATHANIEL SHAW:   Burial: Victoria Corner Cemetery
   
Children of NATHANIEL SHAW and PHOEBE ACHERSON are:
9.       i.    LETITIA9 SHAW, b. 16 July 1816, Northampton, NB; d. 07 April 1902,
                Somerville,

         Carleton NB.
  ii.    RHODA SHAW, b. 16 February 1829, Carleton, NB45; d. 15 May 1902;
         m. CHARLES CABOT, 01 June 185446,47; b. ca. 1826.
         
Copy of photograph found in papers of Inez Esterbrook Merrill,
          granddaughter of  Letitia.  On back of original is written  "To sister
          Letitia, from Rhoda Shaw Cabot".

  iii.   SUSANNAH H. SHAW, b. 24 December 1817.
  iv.    CATHERINE SHAW, b. 14 February 1820; d. 05 July 1889.
   v.    RUTH ANN SHAW, b. 01 December 1821; m. JAMES C CHURCHILL;
           b. ca. 1818.

  vi.    PHOEBE SHAW, b. 23 June 1824; m. NEWELL NOURSE; b. ca.
         1821.

 vii.    MARY ANN SHAW, b. 06 September 1826; m. DAVOD PHILLIPS;
          b. ca. 1823.

 viii.   NEHEMIAH SHAW, b. 24 March 1831, Victoria, Carleton, NB; d. 06
          August 1853,  Wakefield, Carleton,NB48.

   ix.   MARTHA SHAW, b. 17 January 1833; d. 26 june 1850, Ae 17..
   x.    CAROLINE SHAW49, b. 15 June 1835, Victoria Corners, Carleton,NB
  xi.    ELIJAH MILES SHAW, b. 03 April 1837.
  xii.   CLARISSA JANE SHAW, b. 08 February 1840; m. NEWELL
          NOURSE; b. ca. 1821.

  xiii.  AMELIA SHAW, b. 12 November 1842, NB.
  xiv.   NATHANIEL BURRELL SHAW, b. 02 May 1845; d. 27 April 1931.


Generation No. 9

9.  LETITIA9 SHAW (NATHANIEL8, ELISHA7, MARY6 BURRELL, JOHN5, JOHN4, MERCY3 ALDEN, JOSEPH2, JOHN1) was born 16 July 1816 in Northampton, NB50, and died 07 April 1902 in Somerville, Carleton NB51,52.  She married EZEKIEL SIPPRELL53 03 August 1833 in Wakefield, NB54, son of WILLIAM SIPPRELL and SARAH FOSTER.  He was born 10 August 1799 in Studholme, Kings, NB55, and died 09 April 1895 in Somerville, Carleton NB56  Both Letitia and Ezekiel are buried at the Victoria Corner Cemetery.57

William Siprell, Sr. and the Family He Founded 1861-1961 Centennial Project,
 Compiled by Harold Fritz Sipprell,
Halifax, N.S., Priv. pub.1969.

Letitia Shaw b. Northampton, N. B., 16 July 1816; d. Somerville, N. B., 7 Apr. 1902; interred Victoria Corner, N. B. The eldest child of Nathaniel and Phoebe, Ackerson Shaw, Letitia came of a pre-Loyalist family. Abraham Shaw and his wife Bridget Best came -to Boston, Mass. , from Yorkshire in 1634. John Shaw, the fifth of that name in direct descent from Abraham Shaw, was b. in Abington Mass., 31 Jan. 1738. He m. Mary Burrell, 22 Nov. 1759. They were pioneer settlers at Maugerville, N. B., in 1763. A few years later they moved across the river to higher land near the mouth of the Oromocto River, Lot No. 5-- just four above that granted to Israel Kenney. John Shaw raised a large family and, as his sons grew up and m., they went further up the St. John, and took up lands on both sides of the river in old Wakefield. One son, Elisha, m. Susannah Kenney, daughter of Israel and settled on Lots 5 and 6, 500 acres, on the east bank of the St. John. Their eldest son, Nathaniel, b. Oromocto, N. B., 16 Jan. 1794; d. Victoria, N. B., 24 July 1847, m. Phoebe Ackerson, a. 14 Sept. 1872, aged 74 years., 4 mos., daughter of Jacob and Catherine Ackerson, 31 Oct. 1815. Their first child was Letitia, who m. Ezekiel Sipprell at the age of seventeen. I well remember her youngest sister, Amelia Shaw Boyer, proud of her pre-Loyalist ancestry, tossing her head on "Loyalist Day", Saint John' 5 civic holiday, 18 May, and snorting, "Loyalists! -- Huh! -->
 
 
          From The Sipprell Centennial Project, Chapter VIII;
Ezekiel Sipprell b. Studholme, N. B., 10 Aug. 1799; d. Somerville, Carleton County, N. B., 9 Apr. 1895; interred Victoria Corner, Carleton County, N. B. ; m. to Letitia Shaw at Wakefield, N. B., 3 Aug. 1833, by Rev. Josiah Brown.

Ezekiel Sipprell and his younger brother Seth were pioneer settlers in Somerville. We are told that, in later years, he loved to relate "how the two poled up the river in a canoe with a gallon of 'molasses, a bag of cornmeal, their guns and axes. Landing just opposite where Hartland now stands, they began cutting birch timber. " On their first clearing they sowed wheat and from two acres raised 101 bushels, which took the king's bounty for that year. For several years, they lived alone in a little hut. A pleasant family tradition states that, as a lad, he was visiting Nathaniel Shaw's family and idly rocking the cradle wherein lay their first child, Letitia. Someone began to tease young "Zekel" asking him when he was going to get married.   "I'm going to wait for 'Tishie', " he is said to have replied. And he did just that. He waited some sixteen years and married her in 1833.  We are told that, after the wedding, he took her up behind him on his horse and galloped off to their new home.

Baptized at about nineteen at a meeting held by the noted evangelist Rev. Clark Allen, the "New Light" preacher, he became a staunch adherent of what came to be known as the Free Christian Baptist Church. He was ordained 15 Mar. 1840, and began a ministry that was to cover many years. Following the pattern of the day, he farmed during the week and laboured for his Lord on Sundays. He served several "Districts of Care", but it was as an evangelist that he was everywhere welcomed. At the time of his death, he was believed to be the oldest clergyman in Canada. His funeral was conducted by Rev. Joseph Noble, one of his own converts.
                     ...............................................................................................................


1871 CENSUS, PARISH OF WAKEFIELD, CARLETON COUNTY, N.B.
163 166 SIPERAL     Ezekiel         M  71  NB   FCBapt   French  farmer&preacher
                                 Letitia          F  54    "     "             English                                       
                                 Pheby J       F  18    "     "              French
                                 Letitia A       F  16    "     "                   "
                                 William H    M  13    "     "                   "
                                 Nehemiah    M  10    "     "                   "
                                 Sarah A        F    7   "     "                   "

164 167 SIPERAL      Samuel        M  33  NB    FCBapt    French  farmer    (s/o Ezekiel & Letitia)                     
                                Esther A       F  28  "     "         "                                                     

                                Samuel M     M   4  "     "         "       ( dob 1867)
              
SEALY       Ellah             F  11  "     "         " 
                 
           162 165 SIPERAL      Abner   M  32  NB    FCBapt  French  Farmer(s/o Ezekiel & Letitia)
                                           Ruth      F   25    "         "       English              
                                           Lilley     F     3    "         "        French
                                           Charles M     1   "          "               "



 1881 CENSUS, WAKEFIELD, CARLETON COUNTY, N.B. Dist. 31,  Sub-dist. C.1. Pg. 3 ,
 Name  Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion                                               
HH7 --  Ezekiel SIPRELL1   M   Male      French        81    New Brunswick   Clergyman    Free Baptist 

 Leticia SIPRELL      M   Female   American   65    New Brunswick                       Free Baptist 
 Ruth Ann SIPRELL        Female   French       31    New Brunswick   Dressmaker  Free Baptist 
 William H. SIPRELL      Male      French        23   New Brunswick    Farmer          Free Baptist 
 Nehemiah J. SIPRELL   Male      French        20   New Brunswick   Teacher          Free Baptist 
 Sadia P. SIPRELL         Female   French        17   New Brunswick                      Free Baptist    

  Note
  1Rev  Free Baptist

                           


 In the 1901 Census, Letitia is listed in the household of her widowed son, William, and family:
1901 Census Parish of Wakefield Carleton County, New Brunswick

    SIPPRELL    William H  mw head w   24 Oct  1857  43 NB French Can
      Bapt   farmer
    SIPPRELL    Edna M          dau  s   28 Mar 1885  16 NB French Can Bapt
    SIPPRELL    Bertie L         dau  s     8 May 1887  13 NB French Can Bapt
    SIPPRELL    Arthur R         son  s     7 May 1894    6 NB French Can Bapt
    SIPPRELL    Robina P       dau  s   19 Aug  1897    3 NB French Can Bapt
    SIPPRELL    Lettitia      mother w   16 Jul   1816  84 NB Scot      Can Bapt
              



   
Children of LETITIA SHAW and EZEKIAL SIPPRELL are:
    i.    EZEKIEL MALLORY10 SIPPRELL.
    ii.    PHOEBE JANE SIPPRELL.
    iii.    MARTHA SIPPRELL, b. 20 Aug 1834; d. 13 April 1901, Saint John, NB.

    iv.    SAMUEL SIPPRELL,  b. 12 April 1836; d. 13 April 1836, Wakefield, NB.
    v.     SAMUEL SIPPRELL (2), b. 23 February 1837, Wakefield, NB; d. 09 January 1905, Somerville, NB;
            m.    MARY M. (?) SIPPRELL, Bef. 1874; b. 07 February 1842.

      vi.    ABNER M SIPPRELL, b. 31 March 1839; d. 11 July 1916, Interred Victoria Corner, NB.
     vii.    NATHANIEL SHAW SIPPRELL, b. 04 June 1841; d. 18 October 1909.
    m Lavinia Grey d/o William Grey who was a son of Margaret Siprell Grey.  One of their sons, Perry,
    helped revive (originate?) the adding of a final E in the surname, going by Perry Sipprelle.   If it was an
    attempt to make the name more "French-like", he'd have been better off dropping one P.   Perry
    apparently didn't know that double Ps are unlikely in French surnames.
    viii.    COLBY SIPPRELL, b. 03 August 1843; d. 28 September 1851. Burial: Victoria Corner, NB.
    ix.      MARY ANN SIPPRELL, b. 17 November 1845; d. 01 December 1847.
    x.       EZEKIEL MALLORY "EM" SIPPRELL, b. 07 July 1847, Somerville, NB; d. 25 Oct 1922, Saint John,
              
Married Mary Logan; 6 children.  Burial: Fernhill Cemetery
    xi.     LETITIA ADELAIDE SIPPRELL, b. 08 Apr. 1850; . m. GEORGE ESTABROOK on June 30, 1874;  
             he  b. 26 July 1850, NB Canada58; d. 1926.59
  Letitia died less than a year after her marriage on
             19 May 1875, very possibly in childbirth.   Approximately 8 years later, George m. Letitia's youngest
              sister.  (see below)
    xii.    RUTH ANN SIPPRELL, b. 30 March 1850; d. 03 July 1931, Somerville, NB.m. Edwin Carpenter 1881.
            No children.
Edwin's died in 1905;  she  re married sometime after his death.
    xiii.    PHOEBE JANE "JENNIE" SIPPRELL, b. 28 November 1852; d. 25 April 1930.
             m. Josiah Warren Smith when she was in school in Ont.   One daughter.
    xiv.    WILLIAM HENRY SIPPRELL, b. 24 October 1857, NB, Canada; d. 12 December 1933; m. (1) RUTH
             ANN WILLIAMS; d. 04 May 1883; m. (2) EDITH ELIZA MOORE, 02 April 1884; d. Bef. 1901


    xv.    NEHEMIAH JAMES SIPPRELL, b. 23 May 1860; d. April 1943, New Westminster, BC

    xvi.    NEHEMIAH JAMES SIPPRELL, b. 186161.

10.    xvii.    SARAH "SADIE" ADA SIPPRELL, b. 19 October 1863, Somerville, Carleton NB Canada; d. 18 January 1926.



Generation No. 10

10.  SARAH "SADIE" ADA10 SIPPRELL (LETITIA9 SHAW, NATHANIEL8, ELISHA7, MARY6 BURRELL, JOHN5, JOHN4, MERCY3 ALDEN, JOSEPH2, JOHN1)62 was born 19 October 1863 in Somerville, Carleton NB Canada, and died 18 January 1926.  She married (1) GEORGE ESTABROOK/ESTERBROOKS ca. 1883, son of WILLIAM (?) and JERUSHA NEWCOMB.  He was born 26 July 1850 in NB Canada63, and died 192664.  She married (2) GEORGE P. SPROULE ca. 1916 in N.B, son of JOHN SPRAULE/SPROULE and SARAH MORTON/NORTON.  He was born 14 September 1863 in Somerville, Carleton NB Canada, and died 21 January 1945 in Los Angeles, CA. 


Notes for SARAH "SADIE" ADA SIPPRELL:

Sarah's  first husband, George Esterbrook,  had first been married to Sarah's sister,  Letitia Adelaide, who died not quite a year after her marriage.  Sadie's second husband,  George Spoule,  was  the grandson of Mary Sipprell,  Ezekiel's sister. 

From the Sipprell Centennial Project:
5.14.    Sarah Ada, "Sadie" Sipprell b. 19 Oct. 1863; d. 18 Jan. 1926,
             m. 1 George Estabrooks,  whose first wife was Letitia A. Sipprell, 5.11.

5.14.1. Inez Estabrooks m. Ralph Merrill, living Crescent City

5.14.2. James Estabrooks, Colonel, Retired U. S. Army; living Fort Collins, Col.
5.14.3. Ruth Estabrooks
5.14.4. Frank Estabrooks, deceased

m., 2.  George Sproule, 8.2.3. son of Sarah Morton and John Sproule; Sarah was a
            daughter of George A. and Mary, Sipprell Morton, 8; George Sproule owned the 
            White Seal on the Yukon River and they lived for a while in Fairbanks, Alaska.; he
            later divorced her and m. again in Los Angeles.


Notes for GEORGE ESTABROOK/ESTERBROOKS:

        George H. Hayward (email of 2-2002):-
 Genealogy of the Anglo-Dutch Estabrooks Family of The Saint John River, New Brunswick
 
by Florence C. Estabrooks,  (Saint John, N.B.: 1935, revised 1958)
She has "George Estabrooks, born 26 Jul 1850. He was twice married. He died in 1926.Lived in Alaska." She does not give the names of his spouses or children, but my guess is that he was the husband of Letitia and Sarah Sipprell. If so, Florence lists his parents as William Wilmot and Jerusha (Newcomb) Estabrooks. She said William Wilmot Estabrooks was born 28 Jun 1803 in Sheffield, Sunbury Co., N.B., and died 23 Dec 1871 in Bay City, Michigan; married 31 Dec 1825, Jerusha, daughter of Samuel Newcomb of Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. She was born 27 Apr 1807, died 1882.  Florence lists William Estabrooks' parents as
Ebenezer and Maria (Fletcher) Estabrooks, and Ebenezer as a son of Elijah and Mary (Hackett) Estabrooks.



No proof that this is "our George" and/or his kin in the items below:  If it is, it would suppport the possibility that his daughter Inez Estabrook was born in Minnesota and not in Canada.

Duluth, Minnesota Directories, 1890-92
Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year  
George Esterbrook   foreman   boards A J Bush, S Superior Superior MN 1891, 1892 
Charles Estabrook   laborer La Belle W works   n s 58th near Oakes avenue, S Superior  MN 1891, 1892 


    Date Entered Klondike  Name, Checkpoint Entered
   Jul 07, 1898   ESTERBROOK, G.A.  ARLINGTON, WASH BOAT 14173?

Name, Claim number, Microfilm number, Year Recorded
    ESTABROOK, D 67459 16 1901-1904   
    ESTABROOK, D 98024 20 1907-1911
    ESTABROOK, G 19974 07 1898-1899


Date, Name, Checkpoint Entered 
Jul 07, 1898   ESTERBROOK, G.A. ARLINGTON, WASH BOAT 14173?

Source:  "http://www.gold-rush.org/pan/databas1.htm"


Notes for GEORGE P. SPROULE:

Sadie's children often assumed their stepfather's name, as shown in this report :

Name, Depart/Death Date, Address, Location of Death
SPROULE, G.P. SEP 26, 1905 Fairbanks, AK
SPROULE, MRS. G.P. SEP 26, 1905 Fairbanks, AK
SPROULE, MISS INEZ SEP 26, 1905 Fairbanks, AK
SPROULE, JAMES SEP 12, 1902 Seattle, WA

 Source: Post office worker Clary Craig's  list of people dying or leaving Klondike


Placermining Applications Vol 2
Name, Claim number, Microfilm number, Year Recorded
SPROUL, G    26190 09 1900
SPROULE, G 65724 16 1901-1904
SPROULE, S 65865 16 1901-1904  (maybe Sadie?)

Owner of the White Seal, a freighter in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Soc. Sec. Death Records:
SPROUL  GEORGE  P  09/14/1863  NORTON (sic)  SPROUL  M  CANADA  LOS ANGELES(19)    01/21/1945 


   
Children of SARAH SIPPRELL and GEORGE ESTABROOK/ESTERBROOKS are:
11.    i.    INEZ MAUD11 ESTERBROOK, b. 07 April 1884, Canada? Minnesota?; d. 15 February 1975,
               Crescent City, CA.
        ii.    JAMES E. ESTERBROOK, b. ca. 1886.
        iii.    RUTH ESTERBROOK, b. ca. 1888.
                  iv.    FRANK B. ESTERBROOK, b. ca. 1890.


Generation No. 11


11.  INEZ MAUD11 ESTERBROOK (SARAH "SADIE" ADA10 SIPPRELL, LETITIA9 SHAW, NATHANIEL8, ELISHA7, MARY6 BURRELL, JOHN5, JOHN4, MERCY3 ALDEN, JOSEPH2, JOHN1)66 was born 07 April 1884 in Canada? Minnesota?67, and died 15 February 1975 in Crescent City, CA.  She married RALPH JAY MERRILL 23 September 1906 in Fairbanks, Alaska68,69, son of ELLERY MERRILL and MARY BELL.  He was born 08 July 1882 in Springfield, IL, and died 22 January 1953 in Seattle, WA70.

Notes for INEZ MAUD ESTERBROOK:

Social Security  Death Index
INEZ MERRILL  07 April 1884(b)   15 Feb 1975  (d) 95531  Crescent City, Del Norte, CA    531-22-4080   Washington (issued) 


California Deaths, 1940-97
Surname Given Name Middle Name Sex  Birth  Date Death  Date Birth Place  Death Place   Social Security
MERRILL  INEZ  M      FEMALE      7 Apr 1884  22 Feb 1975      CANADA       DEL NORTE      531224080     

Note that the info above, gives place of birth of Inez as Canada.  I believe this is correct.


From an e-mail from Inez Castor to JMK 1/15/2000
"....here are the birth records from her bible, where they appear in her own writing. 
To start with, she wrote her name and the date she acquired the bible --
January 31, 1903 - A.D.
Inez M. Spraule  (George Spraule  was her beloved step-father.)
Roger Ellery Merrill -- June 19, 1908 -- Fairbanks, Alaska
Albert R. Merrill -- August 16, 1909 -- Fairbanks, Alaska
Pauline Inez Merrill -- May 19, 1911 -- Fairbanks, Alaska
Ralph J. Merrill -- September 19, l913 -- Seattle, Wash.
Helen Irene Merrill -- April 3, 1916 -- Seattle, Wash.
Gertrude R. Merrill -- October 11, 1919 -- Seattle, Wash.
                         (no other notations)


More About INEZ MAUD ESTERBROOK:
Adoption: Raised by mother and stepfather George Spraule/Sproule

Notes for RALPH JAY MERRILL:
Census 1930 Alaska Third Dist Valdez
HH 156 Merrill, Ralph J Male W age 47 D(divorced) Born Illinois
 Parents both b Illinois  Occupation Miner  Gold Mine  Not a veteran

Name: Ralph J Merrill
Place of Death: Seattle
Age: 70
Gender: M
Date of Death: 22 Jan 1953   NOTE:  Date questionable. 
Certificate: 651

More About RALPH JAY MERRILL:
Burial: Seattle; next to the grave of  his 2nd wife, Louise.
Occupation 1: 1905, Civil Engineer-  Steam Plant in Alaska
Occupation 2: 1923, Gold Miner - Valdez, Alaska
Occupation 3: Bet. 1930 - 1950, Owned/Operated Merrill Mercantile;Alaska

Marriage Notes for INEZ ESTERBROOK and RALPH MERRILL:

 Fairbanks Daily Times (Fairbanks, Alaska)  1912  May  ( Copied as written.)

Ivey Estabrook-Sprouls Weds Ralph J. Merrill
A quiet, impressive... wedding ceremony at St. Matthew's Methodist Episcopal Church...
Dr. John Parsons, DD officiating... The bride was beatifully gowned. . .  Miss Spoule is one of Fairbank's most popular and fairest daughters and Mr. Merrill is fortunate in winning such a beautiful and talented bride.  Mr. Merrill is the chief engineer of the power plant of the N.C. Company... Those present were:  Mrs. Sproule, mother of the bride; Judge and Mrs.Wickersham, Edward and Mrs. Wickersham. Mrs. Thomas Woodston, Ed. Foley.
 
 
Children as listed in Washington State Birth Index, Prior to 1910 - 1919
Note that Inez used her step-father's surname rather than Esterbrook.
The three oldest children --Roger, Albert and Ralph, Jr. were born in Alaska.

Parent: Ralph Merrill
Name: Gertrude Merrill
Location: Seattle
Parent: Inez Spranle(sic)
Birth Date: 11 Oct 1919

Parent: Ralph Jay Merrill
Name: Ralph Jay Merrill
Location: Seattle
Parent: Inez Maud Spraul
Birth Date: 19 Sep 1913
 
Parent: Ralph J Merrill
Name: Helen Irene Merrill
Location: Seattle
Parent: Inez Sproul
Birth Date: 03 Apr 19??

No family records of a daughter named 
Inez Elizabeth (below).
Could Helen (b. 3 Apr 1916)
have had a twin sister who died as
an infant, or is
this an error by the transcriber?

Parent: Ralph J Merrill
Name: Inez Elizabeth Merrill
Location: Seattle
Parent: Inez Sproul
Birth Date: 03 Apr 1916

 
   
Children of INEZ ESTERBROOK and RALPH MERRILL are:
           i.    ROGER ELLERY12 MERRILL71, b. 19 June 1908, AK; d. July 1976,
                 Bullhead City,  AZ72.

12.    ii.    ALBERT RALPH MERRILL, b. 16 Aug 1909, Fairbanks, AK; d. 20
                Sept. 1981,
                Anacortes, WA.

         iii.    PAULINE INEZ MERRILL, b. 19 May 1911, d. ca. 2002.
         iv.    RALPH JAY MERRILL, JR., b. 19 September 1913, Alaska73; d. Bef.
                1945, while in the army.  Conflicting reports about location.  Alaska?
                 Europe?
  He is buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery.
         v.     HELEN IRENE MERRILL, b. 03 April 1916, Seattle, WA., d. 11 Mar
                2008 in Santa Maria, Ca. She married JACK ACHENBACH. He was
                 born ca. 1901, and died Bet. 1956 - 1962.  They had four  children.

        vi.    GERTRUDE R. MERRILL, b. 11 Oct. 1919, Seattle, WA; d. 12 June
                1967, Crescent City, CA.,
married (1) WILLIAM TRAVIS HOLLEY August
                 1943 in Redding, CA. He was born 03  February 1913 in Silverdale,
                 TX78, and died 25 Sept. 1983 in Houston, TX.  They had one daughter,
                 
INEZ GERTRUDE HOLLEY,  born  21 December 1945. 



Generation No. 12

12.  ALBERT RALPH12 MERRILL (INEZ MAUD11 ESTERBROOK, SARAH "SADIE" ADA10 SIPPRELL, LETITIA9 SHAW, NATHANIEL8, ELISHA7, MARY6 BURRELL, JOHN5, JOHN4, MERCY3 ALDEN, JOSEPH2, JOHN1) was born 16 August 1909 in Fairbanks, AK74, and died 20 September 1981 in Anacortes, WA75.  He married (1) IRENE ALLA BILYEU ca. 1931, daughter of ROY BILYEU and JULIA HUMES.  She was born 29 November 1912 in Spokane, Washington State76, and died October 1993 in Lynnwood, WA.  He married (2) LOUISE JORGENSON ca. 1937.  She was born 1911.  He married (3) HELEN PYLE ca. 1958.  She was born 02 November 1911, and died 1963.

  Washington Death Index, 1940-55
  ALBERT MERRILL 
  Place of Death: Anacortes
  Residence: Eastsound, Orcas Island,San Juan Co.
  Born 16 Aug 1909
  Age: 72 years
  Gender: M
  Date of Death: 20 Sep 1981
  Certificate: 022424

  Burial: North Bend, WA
 
  Only child of ALBERT MERRILL and IRENE BILYEU is:
13.    i.    JOANNE IRENE13 MERRILL, b. 09 August 1932, Yakima, WA.



  Generation No. 13

13.  JOANNE IRENE13 MERRILL (ALBERT RALPH12, INEZ MAUD11 ESTERBROOK, SARAH "SADIE" ADA10 SIPPRELL, LETITIA9 SHAW, NATHANIEL8, ELISHA7, MARY6 BURRELL, JOHN5, JOHN4, MERCY3 ALDEN, JOSEPH2, JOHN1) was born 09 August 1932 in Yakima, WA79,80.  She married JERRY EDMON (PETERSON) KARTAK 03 August 1950 in Seattle, Wa, son of JUSTIN PETERSON and KEENA ROBBINS.  He was born 20 November 1930 in Park Rapids, MN.   Their  marriage was blessed on 14 December 1950 at Christ the King Catholic Church on 14 December 1950.   They have six children, twenty-two grandchildren, and   twenty-two great-grandchildren . . . . and counting.


See Endnotes and Source Information (below)



SOURCES INCLUDE

Mayflower Famlies Through Five Generations, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999
Hayward, George H., Abraham Shaw and Some of His Descendants; Generations, News Magazine of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society. Issue 58, Winter 1993, pp. 13-17.
Deborah Mason, 
Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor
Deborah Mason, miscellaneous genealogy files and unpublilshed manuscripts.
Susan E. Roser, Mayflower Births & Deaths: from the files of George Ernest Bowman at the MA Society of Mayflower Descendants. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.
RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project website: Jacquelyn J. Sorby Family  
Daniel Turner,  Shaw Family. Photocopy of Original. Maine State Library,  [prob. 1973]



    ENDNOTES
1.  NEHGS.
2.  Johnson, Caleb: Mayflower Web Pages.
3.  ibid :John cir 1626, Plymouth 14 March 1701/2, Boston Elizabeth (Phillips) Everill, 1 April 1660, Boston.
4.  ibid
5.  The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1995; available online at ancestry.com, JOSEPH, b. about 1627 (in list of men able to bear arms in 1643, and therefore at least 16 [PCR 8:189].
6.  Descendants of John Alden, 3, -- Joseph ALDEN- (1627-1696)     sp-Mary SIMMONS- (1638-1697)Joseph Alden was born in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts aft 22 May 1627. Joseph died 8 Feb 1696/97 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, at 69 years of age. He married Mary Simmons ca 1665. Mary died aft 10 Mar 1696/97. .
7.  Johnson, Caleb: Mayflower Web Pages, Joseph aft. 22 May 1627 8 February 1696/7, Bridgewater    m Mary Simmons.
8.  John & Priscilla Alden Descendancy Chart (Three Generations) Available Online.
9.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
10.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message; MF 16:1:101.
11.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
12.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;.
13.  Mason, Deborah; Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor.
14.  John and Priscilla Alden Descendancy Chart, Three Generations, Mercy married John Burrill on 26 Jun 1688 in Taunton, Bristol, MA, United States. John was born in 1658 in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, United States. He died on 16 Nov 1731 in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, United States. .
15.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;, m. Taunton MA, 26 June 1688, MF 16:1:101; Taunton VR 2:16.
16.  Shaw & Allied Families- Burrell Family of MA, ME & NB; online at http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/index.html, Dates and names of children of John and Mercy Burrell.
17.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project, dob for John given as 1658.
18.  John & Priscilla Alden Descendancy Chart (Three Generations) Available Online, Mercy married John Burrill on 26 Jun 1688 in Taunton, Bristol, MA, United States. John was born in 1658 in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, United States. He died on 16 Nov 1731 in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, United States. .
19.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;, b c 1650s; MF 16:1:101.
20.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
21.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;, d. Weymouth, MA; 16 Nov 1731: MF 16:1:101; Weymough VR 2:252.
22.  Shaw & Allied Families- Burrell Family of MA, ME & NB; online at http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/index.html,, Dates and names of children of John and Mercy Burrell.
23.  John and Priscilla Alden Descendancy Chart, Three Generations, Mercy married John Burrill on 26 Jun 1688 in Taunton, Bristol, MA, United States. John was born in 1658 in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, United States. He died on 16 Nov 1731 in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, United States. .
24.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message; m. Taunton MA, 26 June 1688, MF 16:1:101; Taunton VR 2:16.
25.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
26.  Roser lists a Marcy b 22 Jan 1700..
27.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
28.  Shaw & Allied-Families webmaster "Elizabeth", email 3 Feb 2002, Names/Dates of children of John and Mary Humphry Burrell.
29.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
30.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;, Weymouth, MA, 19 Feb 1694; MF 16:1:102, 350; Weymough VR 1:68.
31.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
32.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;, Weymouth MA, 8 Jan 1716/7; MF 16:1:350; Weymough VR 2:41.
33.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
34.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;, Weymouth MA, 8 Jan 1716/7; MF 16:1:350; Weymough VR 2:41.
35.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
36.  Deborah Mason, Descendants of John Shaw V, Ancestor, e-mail 2 Feb 2002.
37.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project, No dob listed.
38.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project, Gives his dob as 29 Jul 1764.  Error?  Typo?.
39.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
40.  Mason, Deborah; Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor.
41.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;, Weymouth, MA, 22 Feb 1741; Weymouth VR 1:65.
42.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project.
43.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;, Lower Wakefield, NB, 29 Nov 1820; Pioneer Families of Carleton, Co. NB; Israel Kenny by Edwin Bell:82.
44.  Deborah Mason, Descendants of John Shaw V, Ancestor, e-mail 2 Feb 2002.
45.  Hayward, E-mail Feb 6, 2002, "Letitia Shaw was a Mayflower descendant...ggrandauther of John and Mary (Burrell) Shaw, and Mary was descended from John and Priscilla (Mullens) Alden.... I have never been able to prove John and Mary's marriage, or the birth of their children."
46.  Shaw and Allied Families;http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/shaw.nb.html.
47.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project
48.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;, m. Abington MA, 22 Nov 1759; Abington VR 2:190,43.
49.  Mason, Deborah; Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor.
50.  Shaw and Allied Families;http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/shaw.nb.html.
51.  Deborah Mason, Descendants of John Shaw V, Ancestor, e-mail 2 Feb 2002.
52.  Shaw and Allied Families;http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/shaw.nb.html, John died "at his youngest son Henry's home in Lower Wakefield, NB."
53.  Hayward, E-mail Feb 6, 2002, "Letitia Shaw was a Mayflower descendant...ggrandauther of John and Mary (Burrell) Shaw, and Mary was descended from John and Priscilla (Mullens) Alden.... I have never been able to prove John and Mary's marriage, or the birth of their children."
54.  Shaw and Allied Families;http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/shaw.nb.html.
55.  Descendants of John Alden: The Eight Generation Project
56.  Shaw, Polly 2-8-2002 genform message;, m. Abington MA, 22 Nov 1759; Abington VR 2:190,43.
57.  Mason, Deborah; Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor.
58.  Shaw and Allied Families;http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/shaw.nb.html.
59.  Mason, Deborah; Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor.
60.  Shaw and Allied Families;http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/shaw.nb.html.
61.  Mason, Deborah; Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor.
62.  Deborah Mason, Descendants of John Shaw V, Ancestor, e-mail 2 Feb 2002, Nothing known of him.  Died young?
63.  Mason, Deborah; Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor.
64.  Deborah Mason, Descendants of John Shaw V, Ancestor, e-mail 2 Feb 2002.
65.  Mason, Deborah; Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor.
66.  Hayward (1994) p.45; : courtesy Deborah Mason, York Co. N.B.Marriage Records 1812-1837.
67.  Deborah Mason, Descendants of John Shaw V, Ancestor, e-mail 2 Feb 2002.
68.  Hayward, George H, C.G. Aug. 5, 1974; courtesy R. Davis., Gives her name as Susan Kinney..
69.  Mason, Deborah; Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor.
70.  Deborah Mason, Descendants of John Shaw V, Ancestor, e-mail 2 Feb 2002.
71.  Hayward, George H, C.G. Aug. 5, 1974; courtesy R. Davis., Gives her name as Susan Kinney..
72.  1871 CENSUS, PARISH OF WAKEFIELD, CARLETON COUNTY NBListed with husband John Shaw as:   Hannah    age  61  .
73.  Shaw & Allied-Families webmaster "Elizabeth", email 3 Feb 2002.
74.  Mason, Deborah; gives dob ca.1808.
75.  "Elizabeth", pivot user..
76.  Sipprell, Harold Fritz; The Sipprell Centennial Project.
77.  Shaw and Allied Families;http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/shaw.nb.html.
78.  Deborah Mason, Descendants of John Shaw V, Ancestor, e-mail 2 Feb 2002.
79.  Carlton Marriage Records, Witnesses to marriage: Joseph and Benjamin Noble.
80.  Hayward (1994) p.45;York Co. N.B. Marriage Records, Vol I, 1812-1837.
81.  Age in 1871 Census reported as 72.  Her date of death reported as 14 Sept 1872, aged 74 years, 4 mon. by Harold F Sipprell.
82.  Carlton Marriage Records, Witnesses to marriage: Joseph and Benjamin Noble.
83.  Hayward (1994) p.45;York Co. N.B. Marriage Records, Vol I, 1812-1837.
84.  Mason, Deborah; email Feb 2002. Daniel Turner, Shaw bk. p.28: Rhoda (n51d7) b 16 Feb 1829 m Charles Cabot George H Hayward, cd, p.30,: b 16 Feb 1829 Carleton Co., NB. m, 1 June 1854, Charles Cabot.  Rhoda died 15 May 1902..
85.  Daniel Turner, Shaw Bk, p 28; courtesy Deborah Mason, Rhoda (n51d7) b 16 Feb 1829 m Charles Cabot.
86.  Hayward, cd. p.30: courtesy Deborah Mason, m. 1 Jun 1854, Charles Cabot.
87.  Daniel Turner, Shaw Bk, p 28; courtesy Deborah Mason, Rhoda (n51d7) b 16 Feb 1829 m Charles Cabot.
88.  Hayward, cd. p.30: courtesy Deborah Mason, m. 1 Jun 1854, Charles Cabot.
89.  Shaw and Allied Families;http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/shaw.nb.html, "...eldest son of Nathaniel ... (died) 6 Aug 1853, age 23, "of Rose Evil," Wakefield.  His funeral was held at the Wakefield Meeting House & the sermon was preached by Rev. George ORSER.
90.  Shaw & Allied Families- Burrell Family of MA, ME & NB; online at http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/index.html.
91.  Witnesses  to marriage were Nathaniel Shaw and Benjamin Nobel.
92.  "Elizabeth", pivot user., Witnesses to the marriage were George BAKER & William McGEE.
93.  Mason, Deborah.
94.  "Elizabeth", pivot user., Witnesses to the marriage were George BAKER & William McGEE.
95.  Shaw and Allied Families;http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/shaw.nb.html.
96.  "Elizabeth", pivot user., James remarried in May 1851.
97.  Shaw and Allied Families;http://www.pivot.net/~eureka/shaw.nb.html.
98.  Sipprell, Harold Fritz; The Sipprell Centennial Project.
99.  Sipprell, Harold Fritz; The Sipprell Centennial Project, Gives date of death as 7 Apr. 1902.
100.  Mason, Deborah; Descendants of John ShawV, Ancestor, E-mail 2 -04-02.
101.  Family Records of Inez Esterbrook Merrill.
102.  Diehl, George W..
103.  Sipprell, Harold Fritz; The Sipprell Centennial Project.
104.  Diehl, George W..
105.  Sipprell, Harold Fritz; The Sipprell Centennial Project.
106.  Diehl, George W..
107.  Sipprell, Harold Fritz; The Sipprell Centennial Project, Name variation used by family in NB is "Estabrook."
108.  Hayward cites "Genealogy of the Anglo-Dutch Estabrooks Family of the Saint John River, New Brunswick" ; F.C. Estabrook, St. John, NB 1935, 1958,, E-mail of 6 Feb 2002.  Name, vital dates and parents of George Estabrook..
109.  Hayward cites "Genealogy of the Anglo-Dutch Estabrooks Family of the Saint John River, New Brunswick" ; F.C. Estabrook, St. John, NB 1935, 1958,, "George Estabrooks, born 26 Jul 1850."
110.  Hayward cites "Genealogy of the Anglo-Dutch Estabrooks Family of the Saint John River, New Brunswick" ; F.C. Estabrook, St. John, NB 1935, 1958,.
111.  Sipprell, Harold Fritz; The Sipprell Centennial Project.
112.  Family Bible of Inez Esterbrook Merrill.
113.  Sipprell, Harold Fritz; The Sipprell Centennial Project, Name variation used by family in NB is "Estabrook."
114.  Hayward cites "Genealogy of the Anglo-Dutch Estabrooks Family of the Saint John River, New Brunswick" ; F.C. Estabrook, St. John, NB 1935, 1958,, E-mail of 6 Feb 2002.  Name, vital dates and parents of George Estabrook..
115.  Hayward cites "Genealogy of the Anglo-Dutch Estabrooks Family of the Saint John River, New Brunswick" ; F.C. Estabrook, St. John, NB 1935, 1958,, "George Estabrooks, born 26 Jul 1850."
116.  Hayward cites "Genealogy of the Anglo-Dutch Estabrooks Family of the Saint John River, New Brunswick" ; F.C. Estabrook, St. John, NB 1935, 1958,.
117.  California Death Records, online @rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi, Gives maiden name of mother as "Norton."
118.  California Death Records, online @rootsweb.com/ca/death/search.cgi.
119.  Social Security  Death Index.
120.  Family Bible of Inez Esterbrook Merrill.
121.  unverified.  Ruth is not in the family photo taken Seattle 1900 celebrating sister Inez' 16th BD.  No record of Ruth after birth listed by H.F.Siprell.
122.  Sipprell, Harold Fritz; The Sipprell Centennial Project.


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