Our interest in Nantucket from a genealogical perspective is related to Ruth’s grandmother’s family.  Susan Hervey Wales’ great grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Easton (1779-1838), the last person in this family line born on Nantucket.  She married John Gifford in Nantucket on 19 March 1817.
Mary Easton’s ancstors include three of the original purchasers (Tristram Coffin, Christopher Hussey […]