Genealogical Dead Ends

As I hand off to the genealogical “player(s) to be named later,” here is my present list of dead ends– people whose parents I haven’t yet found, and who need to be researched.

This search, this attempt to put a few things in order, and keep more than a few people’s memories “green” has meant a lot to me– more than I can really say here. I wish you the best!


Gen. # Lawrence/ Brandegee family Burgin/ Swain family
  • John Skudder and Mary Russell
  • Thomas Burgin and Mary Boyce (a conjectured, still unproven, tree exists)
  • Peter Shufelt and Elizabeth Huych (or Huyck or Houck)
  • Susannah______, wife of Samuel Hall
  • Susanna Goodwin, wife of Robert Patten
  • Matthew Clark, husband of Abigail Rand
  • Abigail Powers, wife of William Packwood
  • Phoebe Dodd, wife of Ebenezer Byram
  • Deborah Brimblecomb, wife of James  Tewksbury
  • Fancis Lodge and Elizabeth Ellerton
  • Hannah Clough, wife of Hilton Woodman
  • John Peter Shoemaker (akak Schumacher) and Sarah Johnson
  • Mary______, wife of Abraham Sanborn. Notes for a future post: Abraham Sanborn’s will (Probate date – 23 Aug 1798, so definitely the will of the correct Abr. Sanborn, and not the other man of the same name, whose dates were , and who married Mary Jewett) is clear his wife’s name was Mary. In apparent contradiction to this, multiple online trees state his wife was Theodate Fogg, . Query: could the “Mary” of the will be a second wife?  The History of the Town of Exeter, NH, by Charles Henry Bell, 1888, mentions, on p. 82, the intention of a Lt. Abraham Sanborn – yes, there were several Abraham Sanborns in Rockingham Co., NH, but how many Lt. Abraham Sanborns? – to marry Mary Parsons of Amesbury, 31 Jul 1790. Could Mary Parsons be the (second) wife mentioned in the will? It seems worth considering. [More: On Ancestry see this record, spelling the name as Parson, no sand this record as Pearson, with the name of the groom spelled as Sandburn.]
  • Abigail Stocker, wife of John Ingalls
  • Margaret Doane, wife of Thomas Holbrook
  • Jeremiah Lassel and Ruth Lovett
  • James Plaisted Hill and Abigail Fuber
  • Margaret _____, wife of Matthew Patten
  • Joseph Packwood and Mary Davis
  • Hannah ____, wife of John Brandegee
  • John Albree
  • Susannah Chamberlain, wife of John Sargent
  • Mary Fisher, wife of Jabez Hatch
  • Mary Nichols, wife of Stephen Rogers (FamilySearch has people listed)
  • Otho Stevens, husband of Abigail Kent
  • Hannah Hunt, wife of Joshua Hills
  • Mary, wife of Samuel Clapp, Jr.
  • Abigail Morey, wife of Peter Makepeace
  • Elizabeth (Bacon?), wife of James Dunn
  • Hannah Long, wife of Thomas Rogers
  • Johannes Kreisler and Susanna Stickel
  • Stephen Tongue and Mary Payne (FS has people listed)
  • Benjamin Richard and Johanna ____
  • Mary Folsom, wife of Jonathan Robinson
  • Elizabeth Gordon, wife of Nicholas Dudley
  • Nehemiah Abbott and Sarah Foster
  • Isaac Parker and Ruth Blood
  • Nathaniel Boynton and Hannah Perham
  • Samuel Andrews and Annah Rankin
  • Jonathan Hale
  • William Hickling
  • ____, wife of William Coffin
  • Rose Guisage
  • Ralph Inman
  • Lydia ____, wife of John Mudge
  • Rebecca, wife of Barnabas Young
  • Samuel Waite and Anna ____
  • Benjamin Knight and Ruth Fuller
  • Samuel Putnam and Elizabeth ____
  • Daniel Deschamps
  • ____, wife of John Cunditt
  • ____, wife of Samuel Harrison
  • ____, wife of Joseph Haywood
  • ____, wife of John Whalley
  • Sarah Faxon
  • William Ripley and Mary Corbison
  • Lydia Shaw (tie-in to JSBL’s versions?)
  • Alice Rogers (tie-in to JSBL’s versions?)
  • Daniel Thomas
  • William Clift, Sr. and Lydia Wills
  • Judith Bosworth
  • Mary Remington, wife of Joshua Tilden
  • John Jones and Sarah Temple
  • Sarah ____, wife of Josiah Sanborn

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