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 […]
We recently had the opportunity to look through a drawer of ”memories” during a recent visit with Ruth’s uncle. One of the treasures was a spiral notebook written by Ruth’s great grandmother, Mabel Louise Hervey (1863-1960), wife of George Rogers Wales and mother of Susan Hervey Wales Rollason.
The 30 plus pages of the spiral ring notebook start at her […]
Job Lane (1689-1762)
On a sunny August Sunday afternoon in 2008, Ruth and I visited a home first built by Ruth’s 7thgreat-grandfather, Job Lane (1689-1762). Located on the Old North Road, just north of
Bedford, Massachusetts, the home was built by Job Lane for his bride, Martha Ruggles at the time of their wedding in 1713. […]