I’ve been notified that another one of my NSDAR supplements has been approved. Benjamin Stone was born in 1732 in Dudley, Worcester Co., MA and married Susannah Buckman. These are the parents of Perris Stone who was married to Jesse Morse. I also have Obadiah Morse as an approved ancestor. His is the father of Jesse. Many of my newer ancestors hailed from the New England states of Massachusetts and Connecticut. My next ancestor to verify will be Samuel Clason. He is the father of Lydia Clason Avery who is buried in the Alba, Bradford Co., PA cemetery with her husband, Ebenezer Avery and daughter, Esther Avery Packard. Ebenezer, Lydia and Esther all died in 1842 within a short time of each other. I’ve not taken the time to figure out what from, but can only assume it was some flu or other illness.
According to a letter that James Doty wrote to his cousin, Clell Shoemaker (I have documented most of this letter and will be publishing it shortly), there is probably a Revolutionary War ancestor in the Avery and Packard families, to locate. My problem is finding the parents of Joel Packard and Ebenezer Avery. In Connecticut Ebenezer Avery is as common as John Doe, so it has been a challenge teasing out the correct Ebenezer.
I have another ancestor waiting to be completed at NSDAR and that is Susannah Shafer Shoemaker Ayres father, Adam Shafer from Luzerne Co., PA. This may never be resolved unless someone knows about a document that shows the parents of Susannah. I only need to document that Adam and Elizabeth Swartwout Shafer are her parents. Easier said than done and my time is running out to do this.
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Please email me off site so we can talk about the Avery family in Bradford County and earlier. I see your great credentials (impressive) and that we have BYU genealogical experience in common. Two of us have done extensive research (real research, not just gathering) and are still sorting out the Averys. Would love to compare notes, because each of us will have begun in a different place and found some slightly different info that, put together, might move all of us further ahead.
So sorry. Been meaning to get back to you, but just been in a funk with too much to do.
Happy New Year,
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