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Re: NH Amazeens
Posted by: Paul Amazeen (ID *****9910) Date: May 19, 2002 at 17:58:28
In Reply to: Re: NH Amazeens by Philip Giuntini of 181


I just happened onto the genealogy forum and noticed all the messages about the Amazeen family. I may not be too much help, but let me tell you a little bit about what I know about the Amazeens.

I grew up in New Castle, NH and I am the last Amazeen to live here. My father was Gerard B. Amazeen and mother Elsie L. (Jones) Amazeen. I have three younger sisters, none living in New Castle. My father had one older brother, Raymond and no sisters. Raymond never married. My grandfather was Luther (and his father was Luther, but different middle name). I remember my grandfather only slightly because he died in 1941 (although the banks keep sending applications for credit cards to our address, assuring him that they have carefully checked and find that he has excellent credit!) My greatgrandfather bought the house (33 Cape Road) with his brother Alexander (house dates from about 1700 - maybe earlier) and divided it (which is how it remains today)in about 1864. He added to his side of the house enlarging it quite a bit, built a barn (English style) and the Piscataqua Cafe on the beach of the Piscatqua River in front of the house. Unfortunately, he drowned (hauling lobster pots) in 1908. Fell overboard with his boots on and could not get them off. Hence, my father (who ran boat yards in New Castle and York) would rarely ever wear his boots on board a boat. My grandmother was Molly Gleavy, from England. I understand my grandfather met her at the Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel in New Castle. She died (TB) about 1912, so of course I did not know her - neither did my father because he was so young when she died. My father was born in 1909 and died 1983.

I certainly am interested in knowing when the first Amazeen arrived in New Castle. I was told by an Englishman some time ago that he knew some Amazeens in Southern England. He supposed that in the 1600's some Amazeens left Europe (he thought the name was Dutch) and arrived in Southern England to get passage to America and that some did not get on the boat!

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