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 […]
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 […]