Ramsdell

     

My Ramsdell ancestors
GENERATION #1

01. John Ramsdell was born in 1602 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.  John was among the first settlers of Lynn, Massachusetts, arriving in Boston in the summer of 1632 with the Winthrop Fleet and going shortly to Lynn. He was an indentured servant of Captain Nathaniel Turner and was probably unmarried when he emigrated.  He married Priscilla in 1640 in Lynn, MA.  Some sites show her last name as "Chase" but I have not seen it listed in any source material.  As early as 1641, John was serving as a juror for both the General Court and on the Grand Jury. He was called as a witness in a number of cases.  John died on October 27, 1688 in Topfield, Essex, MA. Priscilla died on January 23, 1675.  The 7 children of John and Priscilla are:

1 Priscilla Ramsdell (See Below)
3 Isaac Ramsdell (1641 - After 1715 in Lynn, MA) - Married Eleanor Vinton (1648-) on July 12, 1666.
3 Hannah Ramsdell (Abt . 1642 - ) - Married John Mason (1638-1666) on December 11, 1662.
4 John Ramsdell (1647 - Feb 23, 1714 in Boxford, MA) - Married Elizabeth Perkins (1643-) on May 31, 1671 in Boxford, MA.
5 Aquilla Ramsdell (Jan, 1652 - Feb, 1718 in Lynn, MA) - Married Hannah (c1642-)
6 Elizabeth Ramsdell (Abt. 1654 - ) - Married John Shaw (c1650-) on June 12, 1674 in Malden, Worcester, MA.
7 Jonathan Ramsdell (March 31, 1657 in Lynn, MA - October, 1658 in Lynn, MA) - age 1
GENERATION #2
02. Priscilla Ramsdell, daughter of John and Priscilla was born abt. 1640.  She married James Adams on May 7, 1662 in Lynn, Essex, MA.  Note that there is no proof that Priscilla and her sister Hanna were daughters of John.  However, there is no other known Ramsdell family in New England in the 1600's other than the Joseph Ramsdell (Ramsden) family of Plymouth, Mass. The descendants of Joseph are well documented and none were in or near Concord. Priscilla died in January, 1717 in Concord, MA. I descend from their son Richard Adams (c1679-1749) who married Mercy Leonard.

 

Surnames that married into my Ramsdell family
ADAMS

   

My Descent From The Ramsdell Line

Generation Father Mother
13 John Ramsdell (1602-1688) Priscilla
12 James Adams (1640-1707) Priscilla Ramsdell (1640-1717)
11 Richard Adams (1679-1749) Mercy Leonard (1673-1749)
10 Richard Adams (1708-1787) Susanna Preston (1711-1788)
9 Samuel Adams (1737-1809) Sarah Clark (1739-1818)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

  

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